I'm jumping in........

on 28.8.14

Weight loss, what is it good for....absolutely nothing, oh ho oh.  Ok, we all know that isn't true. Weight loss has eluded me since my first child was born 23 years ago, and not for lack of trying.  A couple of months ago I came across a website called Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, and I fell in love.  Every month they put out a calender that focuses on a specific area or goal.  The first one I did was a month of squats. Just look at the corresponding day and it tells you how many to do of what.  Very simple, and each month is something new, I was interested! The following month I decided not to do their current calendar and instead picked from their past calendars, also a cool feature!  About a week ago I received an email from them stating they were going to be doing a "back to basics weight loss challenge" in addition to their monthly calendar, so I checked it out.  It turns out there is a cool website called dietbet that hosts challenges for anybody wanting to start one and or participate in one.  The person who starts the challenge, sets the fee, and also the goal.  If you meet the goal, then you and the other winners split the pot. Money as a motivator, hmmmmm.  So the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans opened a 4 week challenge that costs $25 and the goal is to lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks.  So if you weight 200 pounds, then you would need to lose 8 pounds in 4 weeks.  There are no rules for losing the weight, and the weigh in is every Wednesday.  Before joining the dietbet, be sure and read how their weigh ins work.  They have a few rules to prevent cheating.  If you are not interested in the dietbet, you can still join in on the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans website.  They have already released their monthly calendar for September, Buns and Guns, check it out. I decided to sign up for the weight loss challenge, will you join me? 

love notes

on 26.8.14

Do you love real mail?  I do!  I love finding a surprise in my mailbox, anticipating what it might be, to hold it, smell it, tear it open, and savor its contents.  This is where digital loses me, and I think people lose out.   I did a real mail exchange with a wonderful group of ladies I did a self portrait workshop with, and it was always thrilling to find that little something in your mailbox!  I need to make it more of a habit.  This is a project called Love Notes that is done quarterly.  Here is the dish from Jennifer Belthoff, the host.

This project will run for three weeks beginning on Sunday, September 7th  
All you will need is:
  • 3 Post Cards
  • 3 Stamps
  • Something to write with
  • The willingness to send some mail to someone you may not know

You will be matched up with a fellow Love Notes participant.  Each Sunday for three weeks, you will receive a writing prompt to respond to on a post card.  All you have to do is respond to the writing prompt and drop it in the mail before Friday of that week.  Its as simple as that.   

So how about it, will you join me?