know who I envy? Those bloggers who can sit down and neatly summarize
their thoughts, feelings and life events into a few neat paragraphs and
then Voila!...they are done with a post. Me - you put a computer and mouse in
front of my hand and suddenly my mind goes blank. I think
"what am I gonna write about, nothing interesting happened to me this
week"? Of course that's not true. If we weren't interested in each other's lives, then reality shows wouldn't be so popular. In addition, I love
to talk and I love to write, so I should be blathering all over this
blog. People should be leaving me comments asking me to be a bit more
brief, but instead I get my friends telling me that I should talk about
myself more. I just stare blankly and think, "talk about
what"? So anyway, today I stumbled upon one of Frannish's posts and she does this neat, organized weekly summary thing that I'm going to try. Here we go!
I've been working my tush off on the blog this month. I've got some super exciting things coming up. I mean, so exciting that I could scream...Eek! I can't wait to tell you about them, and I will...in about 2 weeks. :)
Health wise, I've got a lot going on right now! For the first time in months I have no muscle aches or pains and I've lost 10 pounds! I know you didn't know I was trying to loose weight, because I struggled with whether or not to talk about it on the blog. You know that I'm a "curvy" style blogger, so does me trying to loose weight make me "Body Un-positive"? I think the answer is 'no'. At this weight, I feel beautiful most days and when I was 50 pounds lighter, I also felt beautiful most days. However, I have now been diagnosed with one health problem due to my weight (foot pain) and another due to my lack of activity (hip pain). Plus, I gotta be honest and say that I'm not loving the extra skin around my neck. Of all the superficial things, that's the one that bugs me the most.
I've gotten over the annoyance of not being able to shop at Ann Taylor or Banana Republic stores any more. I have to order my size online and I've found a lot of other stores that don't make it difficult for me to shop. However, the flabby neck thing bugs me. I see it every time I take a picture and I'm constantly reminding myself to straighten my neck in pictures to try to make it not show. I don't like that. So I'm down 10 pounds and maybe 40 more to go? We'll see...it kinda feels impossible right now. I've never needed to or tried to loose this much weight. I know it can happen....regular people do it every day, but it still seems impossible. My goal is not to focus on it too much and just be greatful that I'm motivated now! :)
I have been working my way through The Borgias for the past two months. It's a really (think dictionary) thick book that I got at the library. I love medieval history, so I should've plowed through it by now, but it's been hard. It covers a family over hundreds of years and by reading only a few pages each night, every time I pick it up I have to flip back through the pages and figure out who they are talking about. I've reached the maximum amount of renewals on my library card, so I've got to return it now - unfinished.
If you like history, you should definitely pick it up....maybe the audio version? It's about a fascinating line of rich, European self-made royalty who were also Popes and ruthless! You may have heard of Lucrezia Borgia, who was a great beauty and who's husbands kept being murdered by her family when they became "not so useful". She was also the daughter of a Pope, which is a big no-no in the catholic church, but hey, if you're a Borgias - you make things happen! Fascinating read....I'd jump on it if you have a little more free time on your hands than I do right now.
I hope you enjoyed this little foray into my life. I'd love to know what's going on in your's and can't wait to chat again!
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