My Weight Loss Progress

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This is not my artwork.

Our school/employer did a fundraiser event for Especially for You, which provides free mammograms and medical care for women in need in the community.

My husband volunteered for the airbrushed "tattoo," but he was wearing a long-sleeve shirt with a tie, so the only place he could think of was the top of his head.

He let the artist have free rein, and spent the rest of the day looking like this, which amused and impressed his students. I'm so proud of him! I am also proud of our school, ITT-Tech, for being willing to support this event.

Notice the pink tie too. All the staff was asked to wear pink. He had to borrow the tie from our son.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Thinking Errors

I was in the grocery store one day, and I saw a woman who was dressed in a pretty dress, and comfortable but nice shoes.  I was admiring her and thinking, "Maybe I would have more reason to dress up if I was skinnier.  I'm not going to look good, whatever I do, so why bother?"


I thought about it later, and it's a wakeup call.  There was a day when I wouldn't have been caught dead in public looking like I looked that day. Big baggy t-shirt, funky capris. No way!

Recently we went to my husband's graduation ceremony for his master's degree. I took care with my outfit for the ceremonial dinner, wearing black velvet gauchos with a slinky top and glittery cropped jacket.  He looked at me with appreciation and said I looked good.  Mmmmm....made it all worthwhile.

I enjoyed the dinner without feeling underdressed or self-conscious. Others were there in everything from nice pants to evening gowns. My husband wore his suit, and if you don't mind my saying so, we made quite a nice-looking couple.

We did the photo booth afterward, and had fun posing for American Gothic.

The next one is better, but you know, it's a photo're supposed to be a little silly, right?  The giraffe is Ginger, our family mascot. (Her purpose is to help the grandchildren feel connected to us. She has her own Facebook page now, Ginger's Adventures.)