I’ve been at my sister’s absolutely GORGEOUS house this past week in Brookside; an area of Stockton that is an island all its own. Fabulous houses; golf courses and her house has to be one of the nicest. She has such great taste and an amazing flair for decorating. I’ve always been interested in that as well (and in fact used to re-do condos and homes for people) but her ability is way above mine. So interesting because we grew up in a very humble, lower middle-class environment with a mother whose talents did not run in that direction, so I have no idea where we got it from!
My sister (6 years older) has always been petite, very pretty, and has a love of fashion. She always looks amazing and appropriate for every situation. She also buys expensive clothes, but she can mix them with other things and pulls it all off. ME? I don’t know who the designer names are since they never fit me anyway! So I’ve always gone the cheap route for clothes and as I got heavier, I could pull NOTHING off. Everything looked dreadful on me. Because I had a lot of self-confidence and managed to be happy in spite of my weight, I was never jealous of her, her looks or her clothes. I was always proud that my sister always looked so great! There was a time or two I was mistaken for the older sister and that hurt; but I didn’t dwell on it. But you would think having a size 7 sister would have motivated me to lose weight; I would have been the best-dressed woman with just her hand-me-downs!
Shopping with my sister was depressing. Everything she tried on looked great; everything I tried on didn’t fit. BUT!!! We went shopping this week and guess what? Things fit me and I was thrilled when I got the thumbs up from her! In fact, I tried on a very cute strapless dress (something I never would have done in years passed). I looked in the mirror and thought; ‘hey, this looks good!” I need a dress for a wedding we’re going to in Honolulu in a few weeks, but thought maybe I was delusional…..I am almost 60 and 160+ lbs; could I pull this off? I showed it to her and she completely agreed….this worked! And I completely trust her judgement. (I’ll post a photo when I go to the wedding). This was definitely a first in our life! FUN!!!
So that’s the good news. As for my weight….I sent my scale back with my husband (who I will join tomorrow) but I have eaten very little this week so I am sure I am down AT LEAST one lb.
The bad news is that I don’t feel all that great. We went to the health food store the other day; the owner is really knowledgeable. I bought some B12 (I got a shot in Germany that was supposed to last 3 months), some non-constipating Iron, and some Vitamin D. I took them all, and the next day I started experiencing Vertigo. I have no idea if it was related to the supplements, but I stopped as the Vertigo got worse and yesterday I was in bed all day. Has anyone else experienced this?
So that’s my story this week. I fly up to Seattle tomorrow and we will be in one place for 16 days!!!! I’m so excited. I had a few protein drinks this week, but even though they were good, I just couldn’t drink a whole one. My sister has such great food in her house, but very little is all that appealing. We are having friends over for dinner tonight; so once again I hope no one notices that I eat so little. In fact, my brother-in-law says I’ve become a ‘dainty eater’ and I like it!
Hope everyone has a great week. So hard to believe it’s Sunday already……to those who have sent me emails or posts; thank you!!! I am so sorry I am so behind in responding; I so appreciate it.
A hui hou,
Queen of Crop