Friday, November 6, 2009

Green with Envy

I mentioned a few posts ago about the new nail color Twilight that I love. Well, the day I bought Twilight I also bought Green with Envy (part of Ulta's Professional line new fall colors). The color is like an emerald green that I couldn't seem to capture very well with my old (circa 2004) point and shoot, which captured Twilight easily. I took so many pictures and just couldn't get a good one, and I was too lazy to pull out my big Canon. I hope you can see the pretty green in this craptastic photo :P

You like?

Speaking of being envious, I am super jealous of my friend who has lost probably about 10 lbs. in 2.5 weeks. We both have been watching what we eat, counting calories, and some physical activity here and there and well...I only lost about 1/3 of what she lost. I haven't been super strict on what I eat and allow myself a little bit of my cravings (all these left over Halloween candy in the office can't be good).

At this rate I have a long way to go to reach my goal. I don't know how I can reach it when I randomly had a craving for a powdered donut. A POWDERED DONUT....I NEVER eat those and one day driving home from work, I wanted one. I was so tempted to pull over at the gas station and have one, but I came to my senses. The oatmeal I am eating as I type this just doesn't compare to a Panera dutch apple bagel with cream cheese alllll over it!!!

I know losing weight is all about a lifestyle change, I get it, but sometimes its just difficult to get out of the routine you have been used to. As much as I hate to run, I think I need to give it another try, maybe invest in some real running shoes instead of the ones I just buy from the mall. Hubs just bought himself a pair of running shoes that were custom fitted to his feet. Apparently he runs a little weird, so they cushioned his shoes to help him out and not put pressure on his back.

Anyone else hate running? Or am I the only one? I hated running in school too and always dreaded when we had to do those fitness tests in elementary school when the mile run came up.


FJ said...

You'll get there. Just keep being determined. I used to love running. I loved it so much I did cross country for 2 years just so I could run 5 -8 miles at a time. I'm not a big runner anymore though.

Brunch at Saks said...

Working out/ eating right is such a journey. I know exactly what you mean about being frustrated- I've been doing both for about 4 months now and have lost about 10 lbs. I wanted to see like 2 lbs a week, but sometimes its only .0something, if any at all! But you will get there! I promise!
PS. Love that nail polish! Have a great weekend XOXO

Veronika said...

I used to absolutely hate cardio, but the more I did it, the more it became tolerable. Unfortunately, cardio and eating well are the only things that will really make a difference when it comes to weight...and those are the most difficult things to get used to. Good luck :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Love the green ... craptastic .. so funny!

I hate running, I know what you mean about losing weight, it's such a drama.

Kristin said...

I big puffy heart the dark green. Craptastic is one of my fav words btw!

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Anonymous said...

Love the nail color. But now let's get down to business. I too HATE running. It just seems so ... pointless. And sometimes it hurts, dammit. But just stay determined with your efforts and figure out what works for YOU. (I have to tell myself this all the time. Sometimes I listen, other times not so much.)