Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Unexpected Subtraction

I have been at what is basically my first desk job for almost two years now. I still go out and do field calls and take plant and soil samples for the lab to analyze, but the preponderance of my time is now spent at a desk either writing up reports or on the phone with people talking about their plants. So, significantly less active than any other job in recent memory. And it is hard to leave work and motivate to get my butt to the gym. So my mom talked me into being her Weight Watchers buddy.

There are pros and cons to living ten minutes from your parents once they've both retired. The pros you saw in the last post - a landlord who is willing to invest in improving stuff around here. The cons are your landlord needing to have a serious sit-down with you about your weight. Not interested. But he offered to fund my WW membership if I go with Mom. So I was resentful, to say the least, but I love my mom, so I went. And now I'm kind of resentful that it seems to be working.

I didn't have an issue with my weight, but I feel better than I did, and I always like an excuse to buy new clothes. And I have a couple of weddings to go to this summer and I have been enjoying some new-to-me fashion blogs, so I think there is some nice cocktail dress and sundress shopping in my future. So I guess it's a begrudging endorsement. The WW tracking app is well-designed and they make it comparatively easy, at least at the beginning. Apparently some of the meetings they spend quite a bit of time pushing their products but none of the ones I've attended have been that way. We sit around and strategize about how to eat more healthily and it seems like a relatively reasonable system overall. Truthfully, I'd probably be way less into it if the app wasn't so helpful and easy to use.

Anyway, new favorite fashion blogs! These ladies seem to be back east somewhere and are slightly dressier than I am (still working with dirt, even thought it's a desk job) for work, but I adore their style of writing. Also periodic posts of hot guys and great sale tips!

This lady is somewhere in Canadia, eh? and has super-accessible style. She is basically what I would like to look like at work. Also she has hair like Christina Hendricks (JEALOUS) and posts intermittent book roundups where I keep finding interesting-sounding books to add to my reading list.

Anybody discovering exciting new fashion blogs I should know about? I am over the fancy, high-fashion stuff, not that I was ever really into it, but lately I love a good everyday outfit blog.

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