Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ahhh yes ..time flies when you try to avoid...

Obviously I've not been actively working on my FRUMP-ness.

Needless to say I've made little progress. All week I've been deep in thought about this. I know my weight has gone up as I've been eating such poor choices and in such poor proportions. This morning I woke up thinking it was time to get on the scale... then wanting to wait a week until I'd hopefully lost some of the weight.

I tried that 2 weeks ago and it didn't work.

I got up. Got rid of whatever water weight I could. And pulled out the scale. Took a deep breath and decided that I would accept whatever # came up as I needed a starting place. I estimated it at about 10-15lbs over my last weigh in. Then said a very quick prayer of gratitude when it was only 4lbs higher then that. If you could see what I've been eating you'd understand that well, lol.

This morning I went back on my Take Shape For Life program. This enabled me to drop nearly 30lbs in the early summer. I am also a health coach for the program and I want to go back to being an active health coach. The earning potential was mind blowing then.. and I'd like that back, lol. If only to give me the funds for the wardrobe that I so badly need ;).

Today I'm setting goals and making a list of action steps to take each day. I'll share them here so that I always have them around... and so you can see what I am doing.

1) No more eating in front of the computer. This is my bad place as the fridge is just a few steps away. Only things allowed will be Medifast meals or water.
2) 5 Medifast meals every day as part of the Take Shape For Life (TSFL) protocol.
3) Healthy dinner proportins if not a 'lean and green' meal
4) incorporate more raw foods into my days
5) Each week the scale must go DOWN. Doesn't have to be a lot. Just as long as its consistently going down
6) this first set of goals in in effect for 6 weeks - yep until the end of the year. Then new goals for January
7) must write accomplishments and progress on at least a weekly basis in here

Action Steps:
1) PLan work outfits for the week on Sunday - including any jewelry
2) Make sure all clothes are clean, pressed and ready to go
3) Always reach for a medifast meal before the fridge
4) Search for easy in home exercise programs and start with 1 day per week. Each week add a second day or an additional 10 min

thats all i can think of right now. Got suggestions? leave them :) I need help getting my FRUMP in gear!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A couple of new steps towards F.R.U.M.P -dom

I last got my hair cut on New Years Eve.. yep.. nearly 8 months ago. The other night I just stopped at a quick cut place and chopped off about 4 inches to my usual angled bob cut. Good thing I'm accustomed to big changes like that, lol.

Today - and this is exciting to me- I found a new mascara that had GREAT possibilities. It's Loreal Bare Naturale. I put it on after lunch and still have no major irritation. This is huge as I can't wear most mascara's anymore. I have rosacea that is relatively mild.. except for my eyes. The roscaea causes or triggers blepharitis when I wear most eye makeups. Its awful and I have very pretty dark green eyes. I stopped wearing eye makeup regularly about 3 or 4 years ago now. I miss it, and miss accentuating the few vague eyelashes that I do have.

Last night I went shopping for a top to go with some shorts as we're headed to Sesame Place this weekend. They were having a nice sale and I've decided to buy 1-2 pieces of clothing every month and build a wardrobe I like. I tried on a lovely top and a pair of trouser style jeans today. LOVED the outfit, but not enough to buy it without a coupon or two, lol.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Step 1 - start with the easiest place for you

For me this meant taming my overgrown eyebrows. They weren't wild, but definitely thicker then needed. I decided to use an eyebrow stencil I bought about 6 weeks ago thinking that would give me a better look. Nah.. I do better without the stencil. They are a bit uneven, but only if you look close. It's a start and it was an easy start, lol.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

F.R.U.M.P. File beginnings

F - Fashionable
R - Radiant
U - Unforgettable
M - Mom
P - Panache

When I became pregnant I wanted to take steps to make sure I didn't become a frumpy mom. My son is now nearly 18 months old and I realize I've made absolutely zero progress to my goal. I started a wonderful program called take Shape For Life and lost about 40lbs. Then my husband went into the hospital and I got lazy. The title idea for my blog came to me this morning on the way to work. The necessity for me to start this blog became apparent when I went shopping and avoided the dozens of mirrors along the way. In 14 days We are headed to Sesame Place and I'm already uncomfortable with how I will look. I do not want to look back on my sons childhood and remember moments by how self conscious I was. I do not want to look thru pictures and realize that I am in so very few of them because I'm embarrassed to be photographed. This is no way to live life, these are not skills I want my son to learn... or daughter if we ever have one. So I'm not a perfect figure currently. That doesn't mean I can't look my best. I have to break out of my rut of T-shirts tossed over jeans or shorts leaving a boxy appearance. Yes my hair is healthy and shiny. But also severely in need of a cut and style. Makeup? my mom was quite generous this year in giving me quite the set of Bare Essentuals makeup between Christmas and my birthday. I use the foundation, blush and mineral veil. I thnk it's time to step up, take control and become the F.R.U.M.P Mom that I KNOW I can be... and time to leave the 'frump' mom I am behind.

Are you in a rut? Would you like to break out and are not sure how? Need motivation? Need a partner as you go thru the process? Please join me and let's get F.R.U.M.P.'y' together!