427: random ketchup

Eeeeeep. Been off the wagon with food for a couple of weeks and now I've started to skip out on my workouts. Time to recommit!

Remember when I posted about myfitnesspal.com? Well, it really is awesome... I have only faltered with my food since I stopped being so diligent about using the site! And in the nine weeks that I was recording my calories and workouts, I lost nine pounds! (But I think I have gained about 6 of those back in the last couple of weeks! No matter. They will go away quickly once I am back on track. Right?)

So again I am going to urge you to join me, or recommit to using it if you have stopped or just in general remind you (and me) to take care of yourself! I have been feeling awful which is leading to a depression and it's only because I haven't been treating myself well with healthy food and lots of exercise.

It is so simple! I just have to do it and it works. Join me, again?  There is no failure in stumbling, the failure is in staying down and not getting up. Let's get back on track!

I know. I totally don't want to either, but after a couple of days I will feel great again. I'm not going to try to be perfect or anything, since I have Quilt Market coming up this week (and two dinners at The Grove to look forward to) but I can at least start tracking what I'm eating, stop blowing off workouts and drink more water. Once I do those things I will want to eat better. Right?

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How about some random catch-up?

Interspersed with some random photos?

I thought you might like that.

This closeup makes me swoon:

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Yesterday Beth and I had a lovely tea at a local inn. I may have held up shortbread to my head to approximate the look of kitty ears. And a unicorn.

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I am feeling a bit anxious about my Schoolhouse at Quilt Market! The room seats 200 people, you guys! And I'll have to use a microphone! And Andover Schoolhouses are always packed! Maybe that's why I have been eating everything in sight, to put myself into a food coma so I don't have to feel this anxiety. That sounds about right, except that I still feel it AND feel yucky physically. I need the confidence I feel when I am working out and eating well!

If you are going to Quilt Market, will you come to my Schoolhouse and sit in the front row and smile at me and nod reassuringly? Pretty please? Ok, good. Thank you. Friday, October 29 at 2:30, Room 372 E&F.

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Some cat and mouse graffiti: 

I used to have a cat named Bo who looked like that. When he flipped out  his ears in annoyance, we would say, "Kitty is vexed."

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Beth and I are plotting our return to #OMGLondon! Beth lays it all out here.

Meanwhile, I can't stop reading historical romance novels at the rate of one a day. Seriously. They have such embarrassing covers, but they are so delightful! I will do a post about them when I come back from Quilt Market.  I have to at least try to bring you down to my level, right?

Even Beth has succumbed, and she is smartypants literature freak ( I mean that in the kindest, most loving way). So you have very little hope of resisting, I am afraid. You have been warned.

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More feline graffiti, this time on the swinging door of a trash receptacle:

Mrowr!

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I have been doing some sewing with Swoon, to get to know it.

Next up, Owlie McPillowpants from my own Small Stash Sewing!

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By the register at the shop, I have this adorable notepad block by Susie Ghahremani of BoyGirlParty. I can't help doodling accessories onto her octopus:

Rochester Octopus. Rochtupus. Octopester?

xo,

melissa

p.s. how was that for random? I think I did a pretty good job of it.