January 10, 2011

WWW: Week Two

My picture for the week:

old navy half button peacoat, je t'aime
My sister bought this coat for herself but it didn't fit her properly, so when I was in Connecticut, I tried it on and adopted it right away. I think it would be safe to say that I am in love with this coat. I've never had "cute" clothes - clothes for me have always been functional; as long as something fit, I bought it, and I'd get it in five different colors to keep me good for a while. This coat feels like success to me, and I love how happy I feel just wearing it!

What have you done this past week to help you achieve your goals?
Lots, actually! (1) As of Friday's weigh-in, I'm nine pounds away from my 100 pound weight loss! (2) I've been running, not as much as I should have, but between coming back from Connecticut and forgetting that the gym has winter hours, I've been thrown off a bit. Spring hours resumed yesterday, so I'll be back on track this morning! (5) I tried a new fruit! Persimmon - loved it. (6) I went to the Art Institute on Thursday night - a lovely retreat from the cold! My favorite is the Impressionist section. (9) I did a mud masque and just relaxed the other day - it was so dreamy. I've been pretty busy with trying to get back on schedule lately, so it was nice to just sit and enjoy my own company for 20 minutes.

Are any of your goals repeat offenders (i.e., have you made them before and not succeeded)? If so, what do you intend on doing this time to ensure you achieve them?
Though it seems like the easiest, I think the hardest one for me will be doing something every week to make me feel gorgeous. I tend to get very wrapped up in my work and fixate on one thing at a time, so to have to put aside a little time every week to do something just for myself? Tricky!

Do you have a support system in place to help you achieve your goals?
For some I do - like training for the 8k. I'm running the race with a friend of mine from work, so we have been going to the gym together.

Are you a planner when it comes to meeting your goals, or do you tend to "wing it" and hope for the best?
Planner - always, not just with challenges. I need to have a plan.

Who knows about your blog? Are you on blogger lockdown or do the "real" people in your life know about your blog/read your blog?
Right now, none of my friends or family have the address, though a few know that I keep a blog. One of the things I am weighing with my decision to possibly move off of Blogger and onto my own site is the idea of building bigger readership, and that might include my "inner circle." I'm really torn over the idea, to tell the truth - if I wrote strictly about what I eat and how much I exercise, that wouldn't be too big of a deal, but I write a lot about the emotional struggles I am experiencing with weight loss. I pride myself on how honest and open I am here, and having friends and family reading might compromise my openness.


Unknown said...

I understand that sense of logic, Mary. I am weighing the issues of how much I should share/shouldn't share. My family and friends know about my site but no one ever mentions or asks about it. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing: are they reading and embarrassed by it? Or do they just not care? Either way, if the way you are writing is helping you, don't compromise it.
BTW, I'm waving at you right now from Chicago! My husband and I stayed near the Briar Street Theater to see Blue Man Group last night.
Have a good day :)

Amy said...

I completely get the open-ness... and wondered how you might respond to the last question...Maybe telling your family might be something you do later on since you're sorting through a lot of that stuff right now and it might hurt them while it's happening but reading it in an archive will likely have another effect.

Anonymous said...

Cute coat and good job with doing something nice for yourself! Great idea!

Anonymous said...

My answer to the last question was the same as yours. Love the coat!

Visiting from WWW week 2

Jess said...

Nice coat! Looks good on you!!! :) So glad you have a friend to train with for the 8k!

Anonymous said...

I totally understand what you mean about openness, my family don't know about my blog either and I intend to keep it like that! Lovely coat.

Ann (-50 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Great coat! I'm so proud of you.

It did not take you long to get back in the groove, after returning home to Chicago.

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of my top favorite museums in the world! It is such a priceless jewel. Goodness, they even had a massive Georgia O'Keepfe hanging in over a stairway landing!

Stay warm! xxox

Tim said...

Nobody I know outside of blogworld has read my blog although I do have a friends sister who added me as a friend. I know who she is but she doesn't know I am her brothers friend which is weird because if we ever met by chance then it would become awkward having to explain to my friends about my blog. LOL

michelle said...

that coat is so cute! it's weird how we never want to take time for ourselves, but are always so willing to give our time to others. good luck on pampering yourself :)