So there’s this pink wall in downtown Chattanooga, on the side of Julie Darling donuts. This is one of my favorite walls in all of the town. I’ve threatened to do a photo shoot there many times over the past few years & the other day, L took the camera from me & made it happen. So, here are the results of that.
The dress is a thrift store find of which I’m very proud. It was right at $4 and is a Loft dress…not too shabby of a deal, I know.
I’m still working on making it look just perfect on me, but I figure it’s time to just deal with what I look like & appreciate what I’ve got going on. I mean, I know not to wear stripes the wrong way & tricks to help with thing looking right & part of my hesitation could simply be due to my self consciousness. I decided upon starting this blog, I wouldn’t be so self conscious about pictures & be happy with what I have to work with. I’m a member of Weight Watchers & have been working towards losing weight since last September. I lost around 20 pounds but have been teetering on the edge of gaining a little of it back, just a tiny bit at a time.
Currently, I’m not doing the absolute best I can and I know that- the end of the school year is a crazy time & I find myself eating out more than I would care to, yet somehow lunches are just so much harder to make this time of year & what I pack never tastes as good as getting take out down the road. Add to that the big project looming over me that is this paper I keep mentioning (I’m slowly chipping away it, for serious) & other general life things, & it’s been hard to be totally on track. I understand that when I go to the scales every week & I know that I need to get re-energized for the program & really fully commit to tracking what I eat & everything again.
So, that being said, it’s all a work in progress & I’m proud of what I’ve done to get to my current location. I’m (trying to) not be afraid of showing what I look like in person or in photos & sharing that with the world. I know that I’ll never be a size 4 & as brown as a slice of toast. I’ll more than likely be a size 12 & pale or nice & red if I’ve been in the sun too long.
I simply want to be at that point, be completely happy with myself & go through life making memories with L and other friends & family who I love & have all kinds of photos to remember the times by. That’s what it’s all about, right?
So, here are my mementos of the current time- to celebrate successes with & to also help set new goals.
Dress- Thrifted (Loft)
Shoes- old & the best shoes ever (aka not sure) (similar)
Shades- Collective Clothing
Necklace- Vintage, from Granny
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