Sunday, May 23, 2010

On the Right Track


I've been making some small changes this weekend and really feel that I'm on the right track! For instance, I woke up really early (4 am), consumed by dark thoughts and nightmares. Not fun. Instead of lying there wallowing and working myself up into an anxious state, I got up, put my shoes on and grabbed Loki's leash. We went for a 15-minute walk around the block, cleared my head and got my heart moving a bit.

Later, Beren and I took his girls to the beach. It was a gorgeous day, picture-perfect as you can see. Instead of lounging in the chair reading or, god forbid, eating, I took a 30 minute walk along the ocean. It was heavenly! The sand is so hard up here that I feel like I got a really good work-out while communing with Mother Nature. Good for body, mind and Spirit!

Though I am avoiding "white stuff," I knew that Beren and I would be going out for cocktails later and in my experience it's wise to have some carbs before imbibing. They seem to soak up the alcohol, for dinner I made some pasta, had a bit of that with salad, then headed out for a night on the town!

A local blues club hosted a special performance of an awesome rockabilly band, The Torkays. We met up with some friends, shared some laughs, rocked out to great music and generally had a hell of a good time! Now, I did have three glasses of chardonnay but it was over the course of four hours and I had them served with ice. Not the "proper" way to serve wine but it made the drinks last longer and kept me a bit hydrated at the same time.

Torkay @ Bank & Blues


Note: In the spirit of honesty, I seriously considered not sharing the pics above...I had a long moment of self-disgust, seeing how absolutely huge I look in both...but it is what it is and I am not going to wallow in pity 'cause that is self-defeating and certainly won't get me any closer to my goal.

Because of my good choices yesterday, I wasn't afraid to step on the scale this morning. Though it's not my official weigh-in day, I was happy to see the number about a pound less already. Yay! See, small changes do make a big difference!

So, here it is Sunday and we'll be headed back "home" this afternoon. I'm not ready to go, that seems to be happening more & more lately. I feel so much healthier up here, there's just something about this town, this lifestyle. Even when I start to lose my way, it's so much easier to get back on track. I'm really hoping Beren can get a job transfer..soon. But that's another story for another day. For now I'm going to wake up my man and start planning our day!

Hope yours is Beauty-Full,


  1. Great Post! Love the HILDA pic! PERFECT!

  2. EXcellent news about the pound! Inspiring. I can assure you - similar issues.. going up.. and I want to come back down again! (weight wise)

  3. You are doing great! Im struggling with diet as well, and my doctor/professor told me that its more of a decision rather of a willpower. I even set a goal that I'd be posing for a pinup (yeah i do love pinup! like you do!) once i lost all the extra pounds. A decision to change your life/lifestyle. I couldnt agree more. Stopping from Lady Bloggers Teaparty!!

  4. Stopping by for the Sunday Social Tea Party from the Lady Bloggers.

    I love your images!

  5. Hello Inner Pin-Up...I just was retracing some steps at the Lady Bloggers Tea party and saw your name...I have just the blog that you may be liking...the reason I say this, is I am holding a pin up contest on my, entries have been extended until Saturday May 29 so if you are up for some fun, empowerment and prizes, stop bye!!! I have entered my own contest and can not tell you how amazing it was!!! Photos have been displayed too!


    The Insatiable Host

  6. Danon, thank you for thinking of me! I seriously doubt I could win a pin-up contest, lol, but I'll go take a peek!

  7. Lynne, thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet words! :)

  8. Mhel, pin-ups are great motivation, aren't they? ;) Thank you for stopping by!

  9. Nicole, we can do it! That scale will be moving down in no time!

  10. Thank you, Jules, don't you just love Hilda? :)