Longest post title ever!
Linking up with Fine Linen and Purple for another What I Wore Sunday.
This Sunday, we actually went to a wonderful Mass at a wonderful parish. The only not-wonderful thing about it, is that it's 30 minutes away from home. I felt right at home almost immediately and the parish is full of young, growing families. It was just a wonderful, orthodox, parish -full of life and reverence. The priest gave a really good homily, they used bells, beautiful, (mostly) traditional music.
Elsa got a C for Mass behavior. I had to take her in the back, but she was fairly good in the back and considering her age, she wasn't too bad. Everyone else was very good...of course.
And here is what I wore.
If I look a little tired, it's because I was up several times, hearing things that go bump in the night. You see, yesterday, we just put our bunk beds together, and the last time Heidi slept on the top bunk, she rolled off and broke her collar bone. So, even though we put a bed rail up, I was still nervous and throughout the night, I kept hearing those things that go bump in the night and jumping up to check on her. All was well though..and no one fell off or broke anymore bones. So, I suppose it was just the cat, bumping around in the night.
And, every week I wonder why in the heck I keep doing WIWS. I'm not particularly fashion-conscious or that into clothes. And most of the pictures I see...I totally cringe and am all "ugh I look terrible, I'm too fat, blah, blah, blah." Which is exactly why I feel I keep needing to do what I wore Sunday. It sounds trite to say that weight is just a number...but it really IS. Which is how I lost 8 pounds instantly...simply by weighing myself on a different scale. Yes, I have two different scales that are consistently 8-10 pounds different in weight. Guess which one I prefer!
You see..everyone talks about losing weight and exercising to get healthy. But, I already exercise, and I'm already fairly healthy. I think I have plenty of energy, can get a lot done, can walk miles at a time, carry babies around, bolt bunkbeds together, put together a lawn mower (okay....so that one didn't go so well...a wheel feel off), mow the grass, cook dinner, etc., etc. So, in all honesty, if I were to lose the 20 pounds I desperately want to...I really don't think it would make me healthier. It would make me look better...but it wouldn't necessarily make me healthier. I've been super skinny before, and I wasn't any healthier then, than I am now. In fact, I was considerably less healthier because I didn't eat right, and didn't even menstruate for 1 1/2 years. I eat much healthier now than I did back then. So, this is a lot of blah, blah, blahing..but the point is, I'm trying to learn to accept my body as it is, instead of always wishing I could lose weight (because after all weight is just a number). In order for me to lose weight, I would have to eat less, and eating less make me miserable, which makes everyone else around me miserable...which means it may not be worth it.
Which is why I love participating in WIWS Sunday so much. I love seeing all the different bloggers, real women, of different shapes and sizes who aren't afraid to get photographed and showcase their style, even if they don't fit society's view of the "ideal shape"
And, that is enough blah, blah, blahing for today.