Monday, January 9, 2012

Mamavation Monday : Back in the Saddle?

Art By Jose Cano
I've been missing around these here parts for a while now. The truth is that I had so much going on that weight loss wasn't anywhere near the front of my mind. I could make excuses but the reality is that I chose not to focus on it. I'm back though. Little by little, I've been putting things back into place. Last week, I focused on my other blog and this week, here I am. I'm adding this piece back into the rotation that is becoming the schedule of my life.

I don't have anything mind blowing to say this week. Then again, I'm not sure that I ever really do. That's ok, though. This site isn't about mind blowing, it's about reshaping ourselves into healthy and happy people.

Oddly enough, I'm doing fairly well with the happy part. I know that the new year is really more symbolic than anything more than another day but this year, I needed that symbolism to wipe away the negativity of the past year and to help me to refocus on areas I've been neglecting. I've recently started a group on Facebook...a group I thought would have about 5 people in it..and it's grown quickly to 75 people. I'm amazed and in awe that so many people are putting their trust and faith in me to help them this coming year.

In other thoughts, it looks as if I might be going to Arizona in May. Keep your fingers, toes and eyes crossed that this happens. It's been too long since I've gotten to go out there and I've missed it. Add to that, there's a chance I'll be attending the Phoenix Comic Con and meeting up with some fantastic people that I've met in the past year. This is where all the insecurities rise..not so much on the meeting up with these people, but on the what I'm going to wear side.

You see, I attended a con back around my birthday and saw people dressed up. In fact, my friend, Lauren, actually dressed up (and looked super great, I might add). I want to dress up. If we go, we'll have full weekend passes (though I'm hoping to score media passes) so that's multiple chances to dress up. Here's where I hit the brick wall. I've heard the comments about bigger girls dressing up. I've read the comments where people say if you're a bigger girl, your costuming choices are Fiona from Shrek or that marshmallow guy from Ghostbusters. Seriously. Ouch. I don't want to dress like that. I want to be sexy. The question is..Is it possible? Let's face it..comic book heroines don't look like me. They look how I look in my dreams. I want to be sexy but I don't want to be a laughing stock with people whispering how I'm about 100 pounds too big for whoever I want to dress up as.

It's something I'm going to have to do some thinking about. I may approach Kate..comic book colorist extraordinare and pin up girl hotness (she's not one, just looks like she could be) to see if she has any ideas. I'm hoping to lose more between now and Memorial Day weekend, but I need to be realistic. It won't be 100 pounds. I wouldn't mind hitting my next goal though..that's only 21 pounds away.

No numbers for this week other than the scale (which I still don't trust) .... 246.6. That puts my total loss at 45 pounds (assuming that scale is vaguely accurate).


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