Friday, February 02, 2007

Conclusions and Challenges

I went shopping yesterday. Yes, I did. There was one outfit that I promised K I would let her go back and get. Of course, I couldn't leave the store without getting myself something. We browsed and shopped. K ended up getting her skirt she wanted and a matching shirt. Plus, she got a pair of cargo style pants that she's been wanting. The great thing about these pants is that she can also wear them in the summer as shorts because they unzip just below the knee. As for me, I decided I was not leaving that store until I found at least one pair of pants that I could wear in public. Yes, most of my pants are not suitable for public viewing. Boy, I didn't know that was going to be such a job. We wandered up and down the aisles for I don't know how long. I tried on I don't know how many pants. Finally, I believe after an hour, I found 2 pairs of pants that I really liked. One is a pair of jeans, and the other is a pair of really nice black casual dress pants. Love them! But... I have come to the conclusion that I need to lose weight.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not that overweight. In fact, with my height, I'm not even big. I can pack a lot of weight on this 5'10" frame. I am also reasonably comfortable with my body. But.... I want to be thinner. For myself. I don't like having to wear the size of pants that I do. It doesn't help that I have large, child-bearing hips, but I could still get into a size that appeals to me. So, I am determined that I'm going to get on a routine. It's not even the weight I want to lose. I mostly want to lose the inches. I used to be an exercise fanatic. I know I will never be the size I was, but I want to be slightly smaller than I am now. We'll see how it goes.

Well, I finally finished my Creative Challenge piece for this week. This week's challenge was to use the spring color chart which you can find here. I chose to use the color cappucino, but I have plans to use more of the colors in other designs. The cappucino color is a lovely jaguar or panther smoky quartz. I accented with sterling silver filigree, and I'm not sure how I like it. It's just one of those pieces where I'm just not sure. I may or may not list it in my shop. You should check out the color chart. It's a great thing to use for inspiration. It also helps to keep a lot of color in your designs. I just adore playing with it. Until next time!


stilettoheights said...

I really like that piece!!!

ok, I hear you about the weight thing...let's do this, we're blog buddies and we can be exercise buddies (says the girl that just ate a bag of m&m's)...we'll talk more about it, anyway, love that piece, very different than your normal.

gilfling said...

You know I love this! The filigree is beautiful and I am so glad you decided to list it.

I am with you on the weight thing. we bought a mini stepper at the weekend, so I guess that is a start, now I just have to use it more than once a week LOL!

Have a great weekend