Thursday, August 25, 2011

Casting a Light

I need accountability if I'm going to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight before Declan is a toddler.  As such, I've decided to start a video blog (aka vlog) to hopefully shame myself into doing what I know that I can do but have so far been to lazy to do.

A few weeks ago, I signed up for an online "bootcamp" specific for moms.  In those past few weeks, though, I've only succeeded in half-assing it.  And it shows on my hips and on the scale.  My realization or turning point came when, on Tuesday, I was putting together a test bodice for the gown that I am making for the upcoming Queen Mary Art Deco Ball.  The bodice should have fit, but didn't.  It was close, but not quite a fit.  (Thankfully, it's just a test run.  No actual evening gown fabric was harmed.)

It made me sick to think that I should easily fit into the bodice, but couldn't and the reason was that I couldn't be bothered to eat better and exercise.  So... time to take off the gloves and put me squarely in my place.

I'll warn you now.  The first video blog entry was made this morning.  I have on no make-up (not even my eyebrows!)  My hair is a wreck.  The house is torn upside down to accommodate my sewing.  In short, it's a glaringly bright light into all the ugly cracks and crevices around my personal facade.  It is not for the faint at heart.

And here it is.

To help remove the image of me in my 8:30am glory from your mind, here is a lovely photo of a gorgeous gal in her skivvies.  Enjoy.


  1. I should come over and go walking with you! I have put on 20 pounds this year with hubby's cancer stress. I'm desperate to lose the weight but so afraid of failing that I'm lagging on making any significant efforts in that direction. I keep thinking I can sneak healthier habits back in subtly, but that's not working.

    If you don't mind company on this, I'd love to share the journey with you.


  2. Laura, I would LOVE the company! You can also keep tabs with me online via my fitbit and loseit accounts.

  3. I know that you follow my gratitude blog, but I will be blogging about this stuff in my other journal:

    I'll check out Lose it!



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