Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Happiness Project

Christmas Day 2011

Morrison Tartan
I am facing a serious case of the "after Christmas letdown." Not blues or sadness. Just the normal letdown that occurs after big events, holidays and family gatherings are over. Now I am feeling like I need to change everything up. I would gut the house and do a complete remodel if I thought it would help, but it wouldn't!

The happiness project is rolling on. This month I am refocusing on weight loss. I am employing strategies that I haven't used before. I am counting calories, putting a picture of me up in my sight of how I look now and how I looked 50 pounds heavier. I am trying to stop snacking after supper, the bane of my existence.

Part of my restless feeling is that I need to finish something. I am going to load a quilt on the frame in the next week. I need to get some hip 40 something clothes because I feel/look like a frump. I absolutely hate my hair. I haven't had it cut in 6 months or more. I need to find a stylist. I am going to accomplish all of these things this months. Sound easy, wrong. I am not good a shopping for fashionable clothes and the hair thing is something I have been dwelling on for months but haven't done anything about. Time to do something.

Back to work after my vacation. I am trying to bust out of the rut. What do you do to shake things up in the middle of winter?


3 comments:

Liz Boyce said...

Aw! You're going to feel so much better by just changing up your hair and getting a couple new outfits! I'll peruse JC Penney and Kohl's and send you some ideas. :)

All I know is that you CAN DO IT. You can. Just a matter of buckling down and actually doing it.

I'm buckling down again too. I came out of Christmas mostly unscathed... but sugar is like crack. One taste and now it's all I want!

Vicki said...

Thanks, I will need all the help I can get in finding clothes and hair cuts. Pinterest is very helpful!

Mary-Kay said...

Don't feel blue, be happy that you have goals. I heard this thing on some doctor's tv show that if you start your day with a lean protein, you won't crave salts or sugar during the day and it helps you loose weight. I did this for a month and lost 10 lbs. I didn't crave sugar or salt either. They also said if you start the day with a sugary breakfast, once you metabolise that sugar your body wants more. I tried this yesterday and all day long I wanted junk food. Maybe it's true or maybe it was because I knew what might happen. Either way, I have to believe that e lean protein, like a protein shake or yogurt smoothie is the way to start your day. Good luck and I'm right there with you.