No One Notices - A Weight Loss Story

 I love this posed photo of me because I thought I was being cute and clever in the manner in which I was hiding myself behind the pillow. I wasn’t. I’m still there - all 250 pounds of me.

I love this posed photo of me because I thought I was being cute and clever in the manner in which I was hiding myself behind the pillow. I wasn’t. I’m still there - all 250 pounds of me.

I began a “diet” on March 11, 2018. In the ensuing almost four months, I’ve lost 35 pounds and literally no one notices. 

Diet is in quotes because this has truly become for me a new way of eating and a new way of life. However, it is a diet in the truest sense of the word, because they way I’m eating now is not the way I’ll be eating to maintain my weight loss forever. I’m currently in what they call “fat burning” mode. Eventually I’ll be in “maintenance” mode and I’ll be eating somewhat differently. Right now I’m in deep calorie deficit and ironically, I’ve never felt more comfortably full after meals or eaten so healthily. Not even when I was at that fat farm my parents sent me to when I was 18.

But none of that is the point of this. I wasn’t even going to write about this weight loss journey before now, but dang it, I’m frustrated, so I’m speaking out.

I have lost 35 of my 95 pound weight loss goal and literally NO ONE NOTICES!!! And I’m looking for it. For that, “wow, something’s different” spark in their eye. Nothing. Nada. I’ve recently been to several parties with family and friends and my husband’s work colleagues that all saw me recently 35 pounds heavier and no one notices. Or no one is saying if they do.

That is so tough. I’m so proud of myself and the hard work I’ve been putting in that I want people to be gushing in celebration with me and…crickets. I’m down a two pants sizes. Like I feel like that’s significant. I’ve lost almost 4 inches from my belly area. And I get that I’m tall and everything, so it’s not going to be as noticeable as if I were six inches shorter, but please!!

God bless my hubby and close friends that know about the diet and say, “Oh yeah, I really see it in your face” or “your legs are thinner!” Thanks guys, you know who you are. But no one else. 

So, here’s what I want to say to all of you kind people out there. I don’t care what anyone tells you. This world is VERY visual. And we notice how people look. (So, maybe all of these people that I’ve come in contact with have noticed and just don’t want to say anything because we are supposed to be loving our bodies no matter what their size these days.) But damn it, SAY SOMETHING if you notice that someone has been putting in the work. Because it is WORK.

You don’t have to say, “Hey, have you lost weight?” But you can say, “Hey, you’re really looking good.” My kingdom for a hey, you’re really looking good!!!

So, here’s your PSA people. Say SOMETHING!

Squarespace Sales Page Created!

I just created a new page on my site dedicated to Squarespace Website Design. Here is a cool screenshot of the page.

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I absolutely LOVE seeing pages from Squarespace laid out this way. You really get a great perspective of the design and layout.

Also, I’m a Squarespace Circle Member, which means that anyone I design a site for gets 20% off of their first annual payment to Squarespace + we have a free six-months trial period as opposed to the typical two-weeks everyone else gets (not that we’ll need it, of course!!!).

Click on over to the Squarespace Website Design page and let me know what you think of it in the comments below!!!

Finally! A Nose Piercing Story

Finally! A Nose Piercing Story

Notice anything different about me????

When I was 19 years old I wanted to get my nose pierced. Like really bad.

This was 31 years ago and no one I knew had a nose piercing and they weren’t very popular at all, but I had known a couple of women that had them and I LOVED the look of them.

When I told the guy I was doing that I wanted a nose piercing he said, “you’re too pretty to get your nose pierced.”

What the hell does that even mean??? Did he think only ugly people had their noses pierced? I

Why I Should Never Get Dressed

Why I Should Never Get Dressed

Six days ago I did something absolutely DEVASTATING to me. I inadvertently deleted the WRONG Instagram account!  I meant to delete my Maker account and instead I deleted the account that I've had for years that had all of my followers and photos. 

I did everything I could do to get it back, but in case you weren't aware, Instagram barely exists anymore since it was bought by Facebook. There is no email you can write to or customer service at all. So, although I tried a ton of things, it was pretty apparent that it was gone for good.

Well, it turns out that it might have even been a blessing in disguise. Now the people that decide

And The Winner Is...

And The Winner Is...

And the winner is...

Jennette Nielsen!  

Thank you all so much for signing up for my email list and sharing on social media. It was an absolutely wonderful birthday made even more special with you!!!

SO YOU WEREN'T THE WINNER...HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET AN AMAZING DEAL???

I have had such an awesome day today that I decided to give anyone who wants a Squarespace site 25% off of it if you pay the down payment by Sunday night at 11:59!