Friday, February 22, 2013

Fat-Free Friday

First of all, is it just me or is anyone else DESPARATE for springtime? I know, I know, I've whined about this before, but Seasonal Affective Disorder can only take so much of this lack-of-daylight stuff :) I need my vitamin D fix, and I need it NOW!!!

Secondly, as some of you might have noticed, I tweaked my blog layout. Do you like it? I finally go around to adding tabs at the top (thanks Brandi for showing me how to do that!), so I am pathetically excited about that!

Now, my weight: I lost 1.6 this week, bringing me down to 154.4...happy with that. I'm trying really, REALLY hard to focus more on how I feel, and less on what the number on the scale says. It's difficult, but I'm working on it. Once again, I am going to try VERY HARD to not weigh myself until next Friday. I've never succeeded before, but there is a first time for everything, right?

So, moving on...let's talk make-up...(my apologies to any men who are reading...)

I read an article online recently about a woman who gave up wearing make-up for one whole year. Okay, that's a lie. I read a HEADLINE about a woman who gave it up for a year. Sue me, I was short on time!!! Anyway, it got me thinking...apparently this woman felt that her self-esteem went up throughout the year, especially when she started feeling like she didn't "need" it anymore. Do you think you'd be the same way?

I always felt ugly growing up, so when I hit high school, I think I formed an unhealthy relationship with make-up. I would not leave the house without it...and I mean that quite literally. If I wasn't already wearing it at home, and I decided to go rent a movie, I HAD to go put on a full face of make-up just to make the 5 minute trip. That's reflective of a pretty poor self image, don't you think?

When I gained weight, the opposite happened. I started wearing make-up less and less. Which really makes no sense...I already looked frumpy enough, why make it even worse? But the truth was...I just didn't have the energy for anything, including applying face paint. And forget it when I was pregnant!!! Dolling myself up was very rare!!!

Now, I feel like I've hit a much better balance. Would I go a whole year without wearing any? No. I don't think that I look polished or professional enough to show up at work with a clean face. And, of course, wearing make up makes me feel prettier and more confident. However, I am not obsessive, and I will go out and run errands, or visit the gym, without dabbing on a smidge. I even went to the movies the other day (last minute) in my natural state, and I didn't think about it at all the whole night. That's a victory for me.

What about you? What are you make-up wearing habits???

P.S. I'm already thinking about my next giveaway. Any suggestions for sponsors?

P.P.S. This is hilarious:


  1. I only wear make-up if I am going out somewhere other than the gym. I don't understand why people wear make-up to the gym. I tried it and it felt awful on my sweaty face! lol

    I don't wear it if I am just staying home.

  2. Lol Nikki! The only time I am in make up at the gym is when I come from work or something where I'm already wearing it. I agree, it doesn't feel that nice when you sweat with makeup on - but it must not bother some people!

  3. I wear makeup on days that I work, or if I'm going out at night. If I'm home with the boys all day, or even if I take them to the Early Years or Cheeky Monkeys, I don't wear it...they certainly don't care! I often leave the house to go shopping or the movies and midway there say to myself "crap I forgot makeup". My husband then does his good husbandly duty and says "you don't need makeup, you look great without any"...what a good man :) That being said...I love makeup and feel pretty when I wear it. Every year for Christmas I ask for someone to get me a GC for a professional makeup lesson, as I'd love to learn how to wear it better! I've yet to get one though...

  4. No way I could go a whole year without make up unless I had radical treatment on my face to remove all the blotches, broken capillaries, and other flaws that make up smooths over.

  5. If I'm leaving the house I always have some form of makeup on. I went to work the other day without eyeliner and mascara because I was going home after to shower and go for dinner (and its a pain to wash it off just to do it again) and I got a ton of comments on how tired I looked. Yep...the no make-up look doesn't work for me.