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January, 2012:

Lessons Learned:

If there is one thing I can say about my last ditch attempt to see if my relationship with N could work out in the long term, it is that I figured out a lot of things that are important to me. I definitely learned a lot of things about myself, and about what I want in a partner.   I learned that marriage is important to me.  If you don’t want to be married one day, down the road, then you’re not the guy for me. I learned that a love of your job is important to me. You […]

So, what happened last week?

Whew… I know, I’m late posting this, I’ve been busy!! But you guys said you wanted to hear what happened in my week, and see what I wore… So, here goes: Monday we started with the dress I bought with my $25 Bay Centre gift card from when I was “Caught Looking Confident” in my red dress.  It’s a pretty simple, professional looking dress, but I wore it with a pair of fishnet style tights.  All in all, a simple, classic look, I would say.           Tuesday, it was time to pull out some colour. This […]

Has it really been a decade?

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES AND NUDITY!   It is no secret that I am a changed woman.  I’ve been on WeightWatchers for 5 years. I gave away 60lbs on the program and I’ve kept it off for over three and a half years, but there is a part of the story that I don’t talk about often. Before joining WeightWatchers, I had already lost about 30lbs. So yes, that makes my total weight loss 90lbs. It is no secret that I was a big girl for a long time. This is a picture of me taking on Whidbey […]

Something I always wanted to do…

Remember when I said that one of the things that makes me completely Okay with the end of my relationship with N was the fact that we wanted different things. Well, that translated in to both short term things, and long term things, as well as ‘material’ things. In the last 5 years of my life, I have been through a giant transformation. I mean, this used to be me:   Seriously, I used to look like that. I barely remember that girl.  Honestly, it is hard to remember what it was like to be her because everything has changed […]

Dear Victoria Drivers:

Okay, seriously, People of Victoria. It is really quite simple. If you MUST annoy the rest of us who are competent and considerate drivers by being on the road in the snow, could you please do me two small favours. FIRST: clear ALL the snow off of your vehicle, not just the front window. Not only will it help you see, and be a safer driver, it will also stop the snow from blowing off of your car in large chunks and hitting my windshield, temporarily impeding my vision. SECOND: slow the heck down and get off of my bumper. […]

A Week in Review!

So, I’ve been single for a little over a week now, and I’ve been back at work from Christmas vacation for a week. I have been having a lot of fun being back in my real life and feeling like myself again, so here is how the week went for me. The first thing is, I was SO excited to be getting dressed for work again. I love my clothes and being back at my house where I had access to ALL my clothes, hats, shoes, coats, has been great.   Over my Christmas holidays, I bought myself a few […]

Lady In Red

Motivation and inspiration are all around us, we just have to look for it. I’ve come a long way since joining WeightWatchers 5 years ago. I’ve given away 60lbs, I’ve found fitness, I’ve made a new life for myself. One of my favourite things about the fact that I have maintained my weight for over 3 years is the fact that I am now more willing to spend larger amounts of money on single pieces of clothing, because I KNOW they will still be with me in a year, two years, three years. We all know how it goes when […]

So, What happened?

It feels kind of odd writing this.  In my head I am joking with myself that I need a ‘rep’ or a ‘publicist’ to make a statement on my behalf!  But that’s just me, in my head, where I live in a fantasy land!   Anyway, since I made my announcement last week, a lot of you have been asking what happened.  So this is my short explanation.   6 months ago, when N & I decided to give our relationship another chance, we sat down and had a very serious discussion.  We had been down this road before and […]

On being anonymous after 5 years.

On January 2nd, 2007 I joined WeightWatchers. Om January 3rd, 2012 I went to a WeightWatchers meeting in another city, where no one knows me, so I could sit down as an anonymous member and get myself refocused. I’ve been a member for 5 years, I’ve been at goal for over 3 years, I’ve been on staff for 2 years. All of these are great things, but sometimes I miss being ‘JUST’ a member. I can go to any WeightWatchers meeting in Victoria that I want. I can attend as many meetings as I can fit in to my schedule, […]