I hate that question. I’ve hated it since high school. Back in high school my honest answer to that question was always met with comments like this : “you’re so lucky” or “I wish I was that small.”
I never had to worry about my weight until college. As a freshman in college I no longer played sports year round. I no longer had my Mom to make me delicious and healthy meals 3 times a day. I put on a little weight that first semester of college and ever since then it’s been an issue. My weight is something I think about no matter what the scale says.
I bought my very own scale in grad school and since then I have used it almost every single day. For 8 years I would wake up, turn on the shower and then weigh myself as I waited for the water to get hot.
I recently realized that I’m never at ease with the number. If I was 3 pounds over my “ideal weight” I would obsess about losing those 3 pounds. If I was under or at my ideal weight, I would worry about maintaining it. God forbid I weigh 10 or 15 pounds over that ideal weight. On those days I wanted to throw in the towel.
I’m in the process of moving from one part of town to another. When I move (which is quite often) everything I own goes through this process : keep, give away, or toss. As I was packing I realized that I’ve never applied the process to that scale. Somehow, after all these years, it’s remained in a category with my jewelry. It’s coming with me regardless. No questions asked.
I’m sick of weighing myself. I’m tired of letting that number define how I feel that day. I’ve decided to get rid of it. The scale will not get to live with me at the new place. Gotta say goodbye.
I’ll be able to tell where I am based on the way my clothes fit and how I feel. I won’t be completely in the dark, but I do feel a sense of freedom and it hasn’t even been a week. I’ve signed up for Orange Theory to keep myself in shape and have some sort of accountability for health and fitness.
You have to find what works for you. What worked for me for 8 years no longer feels like the right thing to do. Cheers to a new chapter. Cheers to you feeling your very best, no matter the size or the number on that scale. Cheers to dominating because you can!
Anthropologie is having their summer tag sale. I went through the items that they just marked down and have linked them above. To shop a particular item, click on the picture to be to taken to that product page.
An item that I’ve had my eye on forever is finally marked down. Last time I checked they still had 4 colors to choose from. I purchased it in Ivory.
I found this recipe on Instagram. The Nashville based trainer who works with Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, and Kacey Musgraves posted it on Instagram .
We made it here in Austin yesterday after dinner and I have to say that it’s better than I thought it would be. The texture is somewhere between oatmeal and cake. We cooked it a little longer, 40 minutes in total. Next time I make it I’m going to add a few milk chocolate chips on top right before I put it in the oven.
Instead of making oatmeal for breakfast, you could have a slice of this. It will save you time during the week when you’re already rushing to get out the door.
Today is the last day to get an extra 25% off sale prices with Code: SCORE19
The items linked above include the pieces I bought for myself and a few extras worth sharing. Let me know what you find! Shipping is always free from ShopBop.
For some reason my link to shop isn’t working, my apologies!
To be taken to the product page click here.
Believe it or not, I don’t own a pair of black pants that can be worn to the office. Lavender? Got it. Pale pink? Check. The trouble with black pants is that they hardly ever go on sale! Everyone wears black, so there’s no need for the retailer to mark them down. I finally found a pair that has great reviews and is currently on sale. Click on the picture above to shop.
Do you own a kimono? This is the only one I have. It’s a nice alternative to the wrap or the scarf that you would bring along on date night. I never realized how versatile a kimono could be. I paired mine with jeans, a cami, sneakers, and statement earrings. You could wear it over a white summer dress or pair it with a t-shirt and white shorts.
I remember going to Hempstead, TX when I was little to visit my Grandpa. We would always get fresh watermelon. No matter where I go, or where I buy watermelon, it never seems to taste as good as it did back then.
Do you have any memories like that? Special foods that bring special memories to mind? I don’t think I’ll ever be able to top the watermelon from Hempstead so I decided to try and find fresh peaches. Random, I know but these are the things I think about. Fresh fruit for summer.
The Peach Truck is based in Nashville but they travel all around the US. You can find their tour schedule here. If they aren’t stopping in your city, don’t worry. You can buy them online and have them shipped to you. They also have a cookbook and cute tanks and t-shirts. All online orders can be placed here.