Posted on 17 May 2010 by heatherlorin
Colleen and I were just talking the other day about needing to add more color to our lives. I’ve done a good job with my house but somehow over the years my closet has turned from vibrant jewel-tones to brown, black and gray with a couple of semi-colorful tops thrown in. Getting dressed in the morning has become less than inspiring.
So this weekend, to celebrate my final run of C25K Week 4, I went in search of a little special sauce for my wardrobe. Ok, really I was just looking for some new sandals, preferably something beyond my normal neutrals. After trying on many, many shoes (don’t get me started about my stupid skinny non-shoe-fitting feet), I finally found something that was both comfortable and contained my considerably long tootsies. Also it had rhinestone bling!
But then, the dilemma – what color? The red patent leather or a more practical beige? A quick consultation with my sisters (I heart my blackberry) confirmed my instincts – RED! Now I just need some warm weather and toenail polish and I’ll be set.
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Posted on 17 April 2010 by heatherlorin
Heather circa 1981
Full disclosure. I am skinny. I’ve always been that way. I’ve never quite made it onto the ideal height / weight charts. People assume that means I am firm and healthy. But they would be wrong.
OK sure back in my 20s and 30s they would have been mostly right. I could wear shorty shorts without thinking twice about it. I had a pretty healthy diet, wasn’t really interested in sweets, drank lots of water, worked out. But then when I hit my 40s I developed all-consuming cravings for chocolate, sugar, and chai tea lattes. Before I knew it, I was covered in cellulite and couldn’t fit into any of my clothes.
The thing is, I still weigh the same. It’s just that my fat / muscle ratio is all out of whack and the fat has all settled in my derriere…and thighs…and. I would rather have gone up a cup size (or at least filled up a cup) but, no, I’m still just as skinny up top. Sigh.
Anyway, since my legs are always covered in pants, people just see the same skinny me. And they certainly don’t understand when I comment that I am out of shape and need to cut out the sweets. So I’ve mostly stopped talking about it. I get tired of explaining and no one believes me anyway. Except my sisters. And my husband. And now anyone else who is reading this. Maybe.
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