Sunday, September 8, 2013

What I Wore Sunday, How to Lose 8 Pounds Instantly and Things that Go Bump in the Night

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.

In front of a tree...always in front of a tree.  I have a thing for trees.  The shirt is from an army surplus store (it's a long story).  The skirt is Shade Clothing.  The belt is older than the hills and the shoes were given to me.   I'm still not sure if I like the belt or not. 
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 ( 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. 

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  1. I'm glad you do WIWS and really enjoy your posts! I kind of feel the same way about losing weight. I'd really love to lose the 20 lbs that are the difference between now and college... but I think I'm probably healthier now that I was then so I'm not very motivated to actually change anything.

    Although I do kind of miss being able to eat ten times more than I eat now and not gain a pound (but I was working out like seven hours a day for rugby... and I don't miss that either!).

  2. Great post! I think you look nice.
    I stopped participating in WIWS for reasons similar to yours. You have me considering joining in again. :)

  3. Good for you, Amelia. It's so hard to accept our bodies as they and to recognize the truly wonderful things they accomplish for us every day. I struggle with it too, but I actually don't know anyone who *doesn't*.

  4. I heart that body that is you.

  5. That is a perfect skirt on you, and you look great!

  6. I always think you look terrific - even if you feel like you've got those 20 extra pounds, you're proportioned really well and you totally rock your figure!

    I think the belt works, but might work better with a less bulky button-down. I've got a couple that are too big that I belt and then fold in the seams at the sides to make it work - otherwise they go out awkwardly at the bottom. Not sure if I'm really explaining that well at all...

  7. You look healthy and fit and great! I wish I had your energy! (And I love your trees!)

  8. I would do it if I were thinner.
    You look great.
    You give me hope.
    Keep posting.
    Oh and I'll pray for bunkbed safety.


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