Saturday, July 16, 2011

Shoe Lovin' Saturday is back!

I saw these shoes at the Zappo's outlet and could have bought them I loved them so much. But my budget and better judgement kept me from spending the $50. Regular price they are $182.00! On second thought, maybe I should have bought them?

Friday, July 15, 2011

I love these shoes...

ballerina shoes

Wrap dress
$40 -

Chloé black flat
$425 -

Pouch handbag
$53 -

White House Black Market circle pendant
$31 -

Forever21 hook earrings
$4.80 -

black, pink and grey blue

Sweetheart neckline dress
$108 -

Chloé pointed toe flat
$425 -

Tinley Road pink pendant
$28 -

Floral jewelry
$12 -

Forever21 hinged bracelet
$8.80 -

sweet sophistication

LIZZY v neck dress
£85 -

Chloé ballet shoes
$425 -

Big Buddha shoulder handbag
$63 -

$52 -

Flower jewelry
$12 -

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Counting Points

This is not me
It's been almost two years since my diagnosis with Addison's, and although I don't talk about it much here, one of the downfalls of being on so much medicine is decreased metabolism and weight gain. My activity level is still way lower than it should be and it's a constant struggle to find a balance between the right amount of hydrocortizone (HC) and the right amount of exercise. Too much HC makes me gain weight, too much exercise and not enough HC makes me sick. So with my sweet tooth and those factors, I've gained quite a bit of weight since October of 2009.

So I decided I needed a little help getting control, and I joined Weight Watchers online. It's been 6 days, and so far I like it. I tried counting calories in the past, but I never stuck to my goal. WW gives you a certain number of points you can eat each day, and it's been pretty easy to follow. I haven't been too hungry. Luckily fruits and vegetables are zero points. Edamame has been a good friend. I've also been eating lots of salads with low fat cheese and deli meat.

I don't know if I've lost any weight yet, my scale has been broken for a month or so (ironic, no?). I've also been trying to start exercising more consistently. Before now, the most exercise I got was walking Brody for 10 or 15 minutes after work. I want to do a lot more than that. Yoga, longer walks, going to the work out room, and lifting weights are all things I'd like to start doing each week.

Who knows how it will go, but I'm hopeful! I'll keep ya posted!

Lovin the Heat

This week I realized Summer is half over! I won't miss the energy draining heat, but the sunshine and cooler summer days I will miss....

I got this top at Walmart for $8. Can't beat that!

Lovin the Heat

Summer shorts, $12 Apparel: Women's Plus: All Tops, $8
Birkenstock white sandals, $120

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A trip to zappos outlet

It didn't take much convincing BL to take me to Zappos outlet last weekend. The poor guy didn't know what he was in for, next time he might not be so willing. They are having a 60% off sale and it was busy, and cramped, and loud. I had so much fun just seeing and touching so many pretty shoes and brands. Only one pair came home with me:
They are the perfect black flats.

Here are some of the others that I tried on:

pretty, but painful 

These Ninas were so cheerful and fun.

I love these, but they are too high for this already tall girl

The color of these Keens is so cute, but on my feet they looked like clown shoes

Another sassy green pair of Ninas

Someday I'll have a pair of Danskos.  These were tempting at only $30, but I don't need them right now.

I have been seeing these Seychelles everywhere lately. I was tempted to get them.

 It's worth a trip if you're anywhere close! It's in Shepherdsville, KY.

Summer Date Night

Summer date night

Top, $68
Wrap skirt, $35
Old navy, $9.97
House of Harlow 1960 yellow gold jewelry, $84
Necklace, $34
ZIPLINE SANDALS BY MATT BERNSON - Sandals - Footwear & Bags | Robert..., $238

Friday, July 1, 2011

My crazy dog

I know not everyone is as enamored by my doggie as I am, but I can't help but show you how he's been sleeping lately. So funny.
 And here's a bonus picture of Brody and Belle (my roommate's dog)