Sunday, April 14, 2013

Stripes and More Stripes


Just a quick post of a couple of outfits I've worn in the last couple of days.  There is nothing spectacular here...but lots of stripes, which I happen to love.  




I'm unhappy with my recent weight gain and have to get serious about eating right.  It's been a real struggle for me and now its just time to get more disciplined.  
I'm giving myself a goal to lost at least 6 pounds before I head to Indianapolis for the 9 week job training marathon on May 20th.  I'm hoping the hotel that the cohort of new employees are staying in will have a gym so I can also work out there.  I've got to get control of this!

On a positive note....I'm really looking forward to my new career adventure and can't wait to start.  I'm also excited about exploring Indy..and taking some lessons with some really stellar ballroom coaches there.  I will be home on weekends and working with Marcel then.  I will NEVER replace him, but its an opportunity to take coachings from the top guys in Indy.  
I have a competition in Indy in June....which is kind of cool because I can just go to my room there early (though I will have to pay for the extra days) and I won't have to do any extra travel!  

OK...now...I'm off to do some exercise!
My new healthy lifestyle resumes NOW.

39 comments:

  1. Such fun stripes! I don't wear a lot of stripes myself (not entirely intentionally or unintentionally, I just seem to have more of several other patterns in my closet), but always think they look so cute (or chic, as the case may be on others).

    Best of luck with your healthy lifestyle goals, dear gal, I'm sure you'll do amazing!

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. I need to get me some stripes! Love it!
    Good luck with your job training and exercising!
    Btw, how will your family survive when you're gone? ;)

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    1. Jeannie....I will be home on the weekends. My oldest son, his wife and my grandson will be moving in for the 9 weeks so that someone will be there to get my youngest son off to school. My hubby works very early in the morning. I'm sure my house will be a big mess when I come home on weekends.....which won't be good, but I just have to remember this is a temporary arrangement.

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  3. I am fighting that battle over and over again too. Right now I am at a good track, and it is partly thanks to that it is much easier to get hold of fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish in Edinburgh than where I live in Sweden, which makes it much more pleasant to eat healthy, although it is more expensive than buying cookies. I currently also have a 25 minutes walk to the University compared to my usual 2 minutes, which o course makes a huge difference. I know you can do it! I always love stripes, and yours are no exception!

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  4. Love the beach with the stripes! You know, I think once you look at it as a life style change it will all fit into place for you. If you'd like any tips or tricks, just shoot me an email:) I have some great sources for when you feel like you'd like something sweet without any guilt:)

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    1. Hey how'd it go from "peach" to "beach" lol. I think it's subliminal. I want it to be a nice warm beach day lol.

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    2. Thats a funny mistype Joanna!

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  5. loving the stripes on stripes. Im with you on the struggle of weight control. Its very hard but with enough determination we can do it!!!

    Delightful Ideas

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    1. We will just keep working on it!

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  6. I'm loving the stripes that I'm seeing everywhere .. :-)

    I didn't eat so well this weekend, but I did get on that treadmill and run ;-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Well...Monica....you probably compensated for the bad eating with the treadmill. I need to hop on mine for a bit.

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  7. Lovely remix of your stripe top & the scarf I like!

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    1. Thank you....I love the stripes and my zebra scarf :)

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  8. I hear your pain on struggling with weight - I am in the same boat. I work out a lot but my eating habits are horrible!!! BTW - I can't believe you are old enough to be a grandma!!!

    Love all the stripes on you and good luck with your temporary work arrangement!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Hi Alice...my eating habits aren't too bad...but I don't get as much physical activity as I did before returning to school :(

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  9. I love stripes too and have a couple of stripy things myself. Good luck with starting your healthy lifestyle!

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  10. Lovely skirt Lisa and all the best starting the new job and health regime! You've reminded me I should put some goals around making time to exercise for myself in my teaching schedule - I've let that slip in the last couple of years.

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    1. its hard to maintain when you we are so busy!

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  11. Congratulations again on the new job Lisa. I'm loving all the stripe outfits and the jewelry and scarf. You look great too. And goodluck with that competition coming up.

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    1. Thanks you, Beauty! I'm crazy for stripes right now.

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  12. You have a positive attitude so that's the important part!

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    1. It does make a difference, Cara....

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  13. Congrats and good luck with the weight loss! It isn't easy!!!

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    1. I know, Tracy...but I'm going to keep on trying!

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    1. Stripes are heavenly...and polka dots!

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  15. You look great! I love the peach cardigan!

    http://everythingsalwayssunny.com
    Kristin
    xx

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    1. Thank you, Kristen. I like that cardi too.....I stick to black and white so much...it was a perfect way to add color back in.

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  16. Hi Lisa!
    I too struggled with weight all of last year and still do - I just had a tough time being 'happy' when I just didn't feel it...

    The good news@ It didn't last forever. I've lost almost 30lbs and it was mostly due to stress and a defective thyroid glans (which is common in the mid-years)...
    Hang in there, this is but a blip on your beautiful stripey life :)
    All works out (hindsight:20/20,lol1)
    Hugs
    Reva

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    1. Thank you, Reva. I know that part if the extra weight is due to hormones and life change and part is due to being less physically active since I returned to school to get my masters degree....
      I'm working on it...but I do slip up on the healthy eating every now and then....those sneaky carbs!

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  17. I like the stripes, Lisa and your necklace is gorgeous.

    If you don't feel comfortable, the only way is a change of eating habits rather than a diet. Getting there slowly, not too many restrictions at the same time (not realistic) but eventually it will be your way of eating and it is more sustainable.
    Good luck with it - I am on the same line, trying to cut carbohydrates, especially in the evening and start running again!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Cutting out carbs is the difficulty for me...although I am putting more effort into it. I'm also less physically active right now because I have to sit and write papers for my master's degree and so I don't do as much. I'll keep forging ahead though! I'm determined!

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  18. I know how it feels to gain back a few pounds. I'm there right now and working hard to get back into a proper routine. I know you're going to do great and congrats on the new job! I normally respond to comments via email or on my own page, but I don't have your email address. If you happen to see this comment and aren't weirded out, please send me your email address if you don't mind a personal thank you every time you say such nice things on my blog. DestrehansDaughter at gmail dot com

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  19. as a totally stripe addict, i can't blame you for constantly wearing them!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. They are hard to resist, Lyddie!

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  20. Very exciting about the job! Sticking to a heathy diet sure isn't easy, I ink you look great, b if you have a plan of attack, I know you'll be able to accomplish it!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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