Now that I've been blogging a bit more regularly, I sometimes feel bad when I don't get to it for a few days! I start to wonder if my legion of adoring fans is starting to miss me! Pffft--imagine that! There's a lot to catch you up on the past few days--seems like a whirlwind ripped through here in the past two weeks or so!
First, I feel like I need to acknowledge all the heartfelt comments to the Weight Loss post--not that I ever thought I was alone in that struggle, but there is something really comforting in hearing about other people's experiences. I gleaned a lot of good advice from all of you--and I'm really going to try to take it! For example--the scale is gone! (Thanks, Meg) I'm going to weigh in once a week at most and I'm going to pay less attention to that stupid 3-digit number. And lots of you mentioned the muscle > fat bit--though I know that mathematically that's impossible, I definitely get the point of what you're saying. Muscle weighs more than fat by volume so if I replace lumpy fat cells with lean muscle tissue the scale will reflect that--but more importantly my clothes will! So that's where I'm focusing from now on. I do not want to enter my 30's with a looming sense of body dysmorphia and an obsession with every calorie I consume.
On a related topic (and this is a sentiment I'm sure I share with other bloggers) I LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing from you guys! Lots of times I get e-mails from people who read the blog but don't leave comments. Don't be shy! Otherwise I feel like I'm writing a blog for the ether! Thanks for chiming in and keep it coming!
In other news, we spent last weekend away at my in-laws, and then this week I was wrapped up in prepping for a bridal expo that happened on Tuesday. That was a big success--I had huge crowds at my table and lots of genuine interest. Most people were looking for something a little more unique than the typical stationery books you look through for wedding invites. So, now starts the follow-up marketing--usually you don't see the return on one of these events for a few months, but I'm confident this time.
I spent the night at my parent's house since my mom and I were traveling to see my granny the next day. Isn't it strange how after you've been gone a long time, the house you grew up in doesn't feel like yours anymore? My room is not the same as when I lived there. I've told you about how my mom is totally kooky right, and addicted to tag sales and has a collection of things that you can't even begin to explain/understand? So I go to crawl into bed that night, but a huge garment bag is covering the pillows--what's inside you wonder? A coat maybe, or a formal dress or suit? No. A poly-fur Santa suit. Don't. Ask. Words fail me.
The pics above are a little peek at what I've been working on--remember the Jane Marquis Wilson wedding dress post? Here's the semi-final version of that. And a birthday party invite for my friend in California's sweet little 2 year old girl who loooooves balloons at the moment!
Lots of other stuff going on behind the scenes here at Mew and I need to keep my nose to the grindstone before time gets away from me.