Friday, May 14, 2010

I Can Haz Gumdrops?

On my fingertips, that is. ;)

I couldn't bear to wear that awful polish any longer and got busy and changed my mani. I haven't worn Orly Gumdrop, yet so I decided to take it for a spin. I like. :D

Gumdrop is a pastel green blue creme. It applies very nicely and is opaque in two coats. It was a little streaky in a couple of spots but I think that was due more to my application, not the polish. Any draggy spots smoothed to nothing with a nice topping of good old Seche.

This colour reminds me of China Glaze For Audrey. I don't know how close they really are. Maybe I will do a side by side, before I do a new paint job. Swatch them together.

Picture taken indoors in natural light not flash. Seche... Sooo shiny. :D

With flash. The flash really picks up the white base of these pastel cremes.

In other news of the day... I am having a good day. I am on track and in control and happy to be that way. Staying on an even keel continues to get a little easier and I have to think about it less and less. I know that this is no guarantee that every day will be the same but for right now it is good and I'll take it and be grateful.

I have come to accept that this is how I will have to eat for the rest of my life. I will have to keep my calories at a certain level while the weight is coming off and then at a certain level to keep it that way. I will always have to be mindful of what I am putting in my mouth and why and I will most likely have to track my food in one way or another, for always. And I am perfectly okay with that.

I get that I will never be able to eat like a "normal person"; whatever that means. If that means pounding double cheeseburgers and chocolate milkshakes whenever I want, then no. I will never be able to eat like a normal person. But I will be able to eat like a normal person. For my "normal". Whatever that normal is going to look like. Right now, in this moment my normal looks like it does, right now. As I change, so will my normal. And, when that day comes that I get to transition to maintenance, I will have a normal for that, too. It should be interesting to see how this all develops over time. :D

I kind of get a tickle out of knowing that my normal will not look like anyone else's normal. I am unique, I am different and special and I will have to have my own personal, fabulous normal. Custom designed just for me. :D :D :D

I wonder when I am going to be ready to get on the scale, again? The thought has begun flitting, oh so briefly through my brain, lately. Perhaps, one day soon, that little flitting thought will become action. I'll just let it happen when it happens. :D


  1. I could so use some of your positivity. (Your nails look beautiful, your sticktoitiveness is magnificent!) I am so very proud of you, darlin'.

  2. So proud of you and that color is soooo much better!

  3. Ugh... if you could maybe share with me how you crossed that bridge from former lifestyle to accepting a new one I would love you for it. I'm WANTING to be there mentally but I'm having a hard time committing....

    LOVE the color. It makes me think of the beach... or cotton candy. Either work :)

  4. " I am unique, I am different and special and I will have to have my own personal, fabulous normal. Custom designed just for me. :D :D :D"

    Oh, I LOVE this!! I never quite thought about it that way. But it is sooo true. Love it!

  5. Thank you, Sherry.

    Hi Drazil. :D I agree. I am happier with it, for sure. :D

    Miranda, I don't know how it happened... Honestly. I think I need to think on that because it just occurred to me that I knew it, now. Weird... I know. lol

    Thank you, Loretta.

  6. Oooo pretty nails! I think you are very special.

  7. i loooove this color & your shape nail :)


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