Sunday, November 14, 2010


I can't help myself.

I am loving Uggs!!! After much complaining yet admiring, and a lot of back-and-forth in my mind, Hubs took me out last night to feed me delicious food and to shop for Uggs. Here's the thing: I get that they're ugly. I really do. But let me tell you something...I put my foot into a pair of black Classic Talls and I thought I saw Jesus. Oh my God, the warmth and the comfort... It was love.

And with that successful trial, my mind was made up. There was only one problem - Bloomingdale's didn't have my size, the bastards! But that's okay, ordering them online is where it's at. And in preparation for the boots, I ordered two fabulous pairs of skinny jeans from Gap today. 

You read that right.  The (formerly?) fat chick bought skinny jeans.  No need to applaud.


Hubs and I got back from a hiking trip to the White Mountains a few weeks ago.  I meant to post pictures but of course I found better things to do.  So here are some highlights:

Lonesome Lake, which is actually a mountain tarn.  We'd already hiked to 2740' at this point.

The view from Lowe's Bald Spot.  This was a LONG hike - 5.5 miles round trip, lots of elevation gained, lots of rock climbing involved.  Exciting!

Square Ledge, one of our favorite hikes.  Short but very steep - a lot of elevation gained over a short distance.  Rock scrambling/climbing involved here.  Love it!

Here I am doing a little scrambling:

 Don't mind the look, I'm a bit tired.  This is after our Lowe's Bald Spot hike...I'm eating a veggie sandwich with hummus on multi-grain bread.  Delicious!

Lowe's Bald spot again.  Yeah, we had to climb that rock.  :)

So what's the point?  The point is that I am so grateful to my body for allowing me to do things like this - for not failing me, for treating me so well even though I spent a lot of time treating her poorly.  It's not quite an unconditional love - Lord knows we CAN do enough to ourselves to cause permanent damage - but it certainly is a forgiving one.

Who's up for a challenge?  My sister and I are!  Our challenge is to lose 15 pounds by Christmas.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!


Barbara said...

Good for you! Wow ... a great body AND a great attitude. No wonder you are succeeding. I don't think I'll join you on your challenge (15 pounds in 6 weeks is a bit too ambitious for me) but I'll cheer you on from the sidelines. GO GO GO!!!

laura said...

I'm in! 15 pounds by Christmas. I need a challenge to break me out of this 185-195 rut I've been stalled out in for almost 4 months!!! Ugh.

If I do this, I'll be @ 179.5... officially in the "overweight" range. No longer Obese would be a nice Christmas gift to myself :)

We can do this!

laura said...

How you doin'? I'm down 1.5 pounds already... 13.5 to go!

Nicole said...

Barbara, thank you!!! :)

Laura, that's a nice Christmas gift to yourself. And you're doing great! :) I'm down 5.6 today, jeez...must've been holding on to a lot of water!

Randy said...

Pretty ambitious goal to lose that much weight before Christmas! I wish you all the good tidings and fortunes that can be bestowed upon you. Just promise me you're not going to amputate something, because at this point, surgically removing a limb would be my only way of losing that much weight in 5 weeks.

Great pics of the lake and mountains... you make me wish I was either retired, fabulously wealthy, or a forest ranger... or all three!