Monday, October 13, 2014

Week 40 Monday (10/13/14)

Special Event:  Boot Shopping       

         In my wildest dreams, I never thought I would have to go shopping again so soon.  Unfortunately, I didn’t think about what footwear I was going to wear with all of those new dresses. It is time to put the sandals and flip flops away, and I realized that I am left with a few pairs of old lady black shoes, low black boots, and tennis shoes.
         After talking to Jenny, we decided that I needed tall brown and black boots. Of course, I want some that are comfortable. Jenny did mention that some dresses need a dressier boot.  Of course, she is right, but if I know myself (and I do), I will come back with the comfortable ones. I have never been a fashioniesta and I would hate to start now. Let’s face it. I am too cheap to spend any more money on clothes and boots. They are just not something I enjoy or value.

These are the boots that I bought last week at Carsons.

I love all of the straps and buckles

They may be really casual, but I love'em

         So off I went to DSW. After opening the door, I was already overwhelmed. There were more shoes and boots than I have ever seen in my lifetime. There were at least eight aisles of boots, alone. My first thought was REALLY?????  OMG!  Where do I begin? The store was packed, but everyone was really nice. I went to the DSW store off of Rt. 59 by Costco in Aurora. It was a bad hair day and I hoped I would not run into anyone I knew.  The good news was – I didn’t see a sole person I knew.  I loved using the word sole – and it wasn’t even intentional. HA!
         I tried on several pair and was just thrilled to death that I don’t need boots for an oversized calf like I used to need. I had located one pair of brown boots last week at Carsons – so I was on the hunt for black boots. I ended up buying three pairs of boots. Did I need three pair? No! But I never want to go back there again so it seemed like a great idea at the time.
         So I am now the proud owner of four pair of boots. Hopefully, they will last me for many years to come.

These have a snakeskin back and a few straps

I liked these because they are plain in 
the front and have laces all of the way up the back.

These are the plainest of them all

Random Reflections - Bucket List

         One of my previous goals was to visit Scotland. I was watching the travel channel the other day and they were talking about Hadrian’s Wall. I would like to visit the area where this is located so I will first need to research the area so I know exactly what I want to do and visit there. Sounds like a good goal for me.

Bucket List #29

Research Hadrian’s Wall for visit to Scotland
Enter a quilt in a local fair
Write a book about school for parents
Host a game party
Purchase a truck
I would like to learn more about fostering animals
Visit the narrowed list of Kentucky towns each for a weekend
Have a B.M.I. of 24.9 or lower
Return to Florida/Alabama and see old friends
Play tennis again
Learn to play bridge
Have an in-ground pool
Finish writing a book on the Scent Family
Save up enough money for a down payment on my Kentucky house
Research every town in Kentucky in hopes of relocating
Work on learning calligraphy and bettering daily penmanship
Begin making my own clothing using a mannequin
Volunteer at an animal rescue
Visit all 50 states
Photography courses
Complete all of Mom’s and my scrapbooks
Go skiing again in Colorado
Meet the Duggar family
Watch every nominee and winner for the Academy Awards to date
Remodel my kitchen
Take piano lessons
Write 2 books for my great-nephews
Travel to Wales
Travel to Scotland
Alaskan cruise

Why Weight?

         This week was not great in the loss department, but I did have two 2,000+ calorie days. My steps were also low so what did I expect?  I would love for it all to fall over but that’s delusional, so I will take the 0.9 of a pound that I did lose and be happy.

10/5                  Sunday                  1,654         calories         nothing                 
10/6                  Monday                 2,014         calories         Curves                 
10/7                  Tuesday                2,221         calories         nothing
10/8                  Wednesday           1,839         calories         nothing
10/9                  Thursday              1,857         calories         Curves
10/10                Friday                   1,488         calories         Curves
10/11                Saturday               1,434         calories         mowed & cleaned

Goal:          65.5 lbs.          (100 lb. loss between 6/1/14 – 6/1/15)
                  - 0.9 lbs.         this week’s loss
                   64.6 lbs. lbs to go

Sun.                  10/5                  4,475 steps                  2,430 calories burned
Mon.                 10/6                  8,916 steps                  2,962 calories burned
Tues.                10/7                  7,239 steps                  2,782 calories burned
Wed.`               10/8                  5,992 steps                  2,683 calories burned
Thurs.              10/9                  6,870 steps                  2,771 calories burned
Fri.                   10/10                7,114 steps                  2,745 calories burned
Sat.                   10/11             15,123 steps                  3,229 calories burned

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