The Daily: October 5th, 2020

Good afternoon my darlings. I know I got my scale back but I kind of enjoy the afternoon waffle. So for now I am going to keep it up. Today, I feel really good about myself. I didn’t overindulge this weekend, which is always key. And I remembered to log in my calories.

On weekends especially I really forget to do that. It’s not like I don’t think calories count on the weekends (although really how awesome would that be?) I just tend to be away from my desk on the weekends and it doesn’t always occur to me to write them down when I am not at my desk for long stretches of time.

But if Friday’s weigh in taught me anything it was that I need to be more vigilant.

I suspect my vigilance will fade after the shock wears off (maybe two weeks) but hopefully by then I will be back on track. Friday I painted my nails for the first time in a few weeks and despite no garden work this weekend they already look beat down.

It’s this polish. I love the color. It is this reddish brown color that looks better in person than on camera. It has a slight sheen and sparkle to it without actually being glitter. I break it out every fall. And every fall I apply it, it looks fantastic on the day I apply it and then the next day it goes down hill fast. I either need to find a top coat that can seal it in or I need to find this color in a more reliable formula.

Every year I try it, and every year I am disappointed.

Seriously, I just painted them Friday afternoon

But seriously, I always get excited by the color. If anyone has any suggestions I’d love to hear them.

But as disappointing as the nails were (and most of them broke off this weekend to which was sad), I did find out something fabulous. Glossy Box had a sneak peek released.Well two actually. They are for the October box. The first item they had a sneak peek of was the Generation Skin Ultra Violet Purple Brightening mask. That’s right, one of my favorite masks is going to be in the October box. And Sneak peek number two? Translucent powder from Ciate London.

I know, it’s like they peeked into my empties bin and asked themselves, what is it Mimsy likes? So that was fun to find out. If you aren’t a member of Glossy Box, you can get a discount on your first box with the code BEAUTYTALES. With that you get your first box for $16. And it is going to be a good one this month. They also have a Rodial Limited Edition Box set to be available October 22nd so if you are a fan of the brand and interested, you can go to the Glossy site and get put on the notification list for that. I’ve tried a sheet mask from them which I liked, but I have to confess, I don’t actually know all that much about Rodial. Although I have to say the fact that it is the Dragon’s Blood collection does make me curious. I know, my fantasy roots are showing.

But I was super excited for the Generation Clay Mask. Now if only I could work out this nail polish issue. Do you think if I put it in the empties bin the powers that be will notice? Possibly not. I already got two items I used up and want to use again coming in a box this month and that may be the limit. Maybe I’ll just call that plan B and when I take my car for it’s weekly spin around town to make sure everything is still working I’ll stop in at the drug store and see what there seasonal selections look like. Surely someone has this color or something to help this color.

Weekly Weight: 220.4

The Scale: June 7th, 2019

Good morning everyone. Time for my weekly review of my weight and week.Since this is the first time I’m posting this, I’ll start with the basics.

One morning I got out of bed and shambled off to the bathroom and realized that I could not remember the last time I woke up without my feet and knees complaining. While I am a generally healthy person; very few colds or allergies, no high blood pressure, no high cholesterol, no asthma or other major health concerns, I realized my weight put me at risk for things like diabetes as well as the previously mentioned aches and pains.

While I am sure that somehow my death will eventually be on some list of statistics (mostly because I’m sure every death is recorded and used as a statistic, cause that is just the way the world works) I don’t want it to be a regular statistic. I want it to be the kind that makes newscasters think someone has hijacked their teleprompter.

…and in other news another tea cosy related death was reported today, that makes three this year world wide, up from one the year before. Clearly these sorts of deaths are on the rise, so be on the look out…did that just say…how does a tea cosy kill…Is Mike drinking again…we’re still on the air?… Um, right. Now over to Bob with weather, Bob how’s it looking out there today…

Personally, I’m not sure how a tea cosy kills either, nor do I have anything against them or suspect them of plotting my doom, but you get the idea. I’m not entirely sure that qualifies as a weight loss goal though, so I tamped down my inner lunatic and made some more reasonable sounding goals, or at least more reasonable than I want my death to be attributed to a tea cosy.

I am 5’4″ in height and somewhat delicate of bone, despite the rich marbling of fat on the meat surrounding said bones. According to my doctor, a healthy weight range for me is between 120-130 lbs. When I began this journey, I weighed 246 lbs. A number that nearly stopped my heart when I saw it as I had not been on a scale in years. So I staved off my imminent cardiac arrest with a plan.

While a healthy range is a good thing and provides some wiggle room, I needed one number to focus on, at least in the beginning. It is a place holder and not something I am obsessed with. Given the healthy range I was given, I decided that 123 was not an unreasonable goal. It would be on the low end of the healthy scale, but still in range and since I’m sure all of those reading can do simple math, you have realized it is exactly half of my starting weight.

An admirable goal, I thought, but how to accomplish it? That was the question. Unfortunately, I voiced the question out loud. When it comes to weight loss EVERYONE has an opinion. It doesn’t matter whether they need to lose weight, have lost weight or have never had a problem with weight in their life. It is a topic about which everyone still has an opinion. And every body is different. What works for one person may not work for everyone. I went with the simple, eat less/better and exercise more plan. On my plan nothing is forbidden as long as I can count the calories. Portion control is my big weakness and the thing I needed to master to whittle down my mass.

So plan in place I set the goal of 123 ( a total of 123 lbs lost) with 1-2 lbs lost per week. Even though this is my first weekly weight post, I have been keeping track of things and my last official weigh in was last Friday, May 31st. On that morning I hit the scales at 222.4. Today I am 220.4, exactly 2 lbs down so Woo Hoo! Weekly goal achieved!

Last Week: 222.4

This week: 220.4

Weekly loss: 2 lbs

Total loss: 25.6 of 123

To go: 97.4

So my review of this week is that I am right on track. Have a good weekend and I will check in with the Weekly Weight next Friday.