|I am enjoying grey and pastels right now.|
Yesterday, on my way to my conversation with M (sounds like a French movie), I wandered through the Hudson Bay store which has been renovated at least 3 times in the last few years. The store was a mass of sale racks. There was very little organization but since I am thinking like Vivienne (or Janice Riggs), I knew that there was very little for me. My palette has gone from autumn to cool winter which means the grey/navy wardrobe.
I did however find 3 pieces that will provide me with a few more wardrobe choices and which will be suitable for Vancouver autumn, cruises and perhaps a road trip with Monsieur. As I started Weight Watchers on Tuesday morning, I will hopefully drop a size in about 2 months. These pieces are roomy but will be suitable for the next 15 pounds.
This morning, as is my habit, I read my daily blogs. Lo and behold, Janice has presented some leisure choices. Yesterday's purchases will clearly fit into my new wardrobe. I am filling bags with clothing for a local children's charity. I feel a little sad as most of them were good choices for my formerly auburn locks but just wrong for my new salt and pepper look. Some of the choices that we make suit us for a while and then we must make new choices. I think that is part of 7th decade thinking.
|Leisure wardrobe purchased on sale yesterday.|
I enjoyed a brisk walk with a friend after the WW meeting and we have arranged to walk together every Tuesday morning. This week, I am working on thinking about the difference between a healthy snack and an indulgence. As I was meeting old friends for a visit at a bakery/coffee shop, I had to ignore the almond butter croissant that was calling to me and to enjoy a nonfat latte over their talks about a recent musical tour of Germany. This will become a habit in a while, I'm sure. It really is the indulgences not the meals that have caused my post-menopausal weight gain.
Right now, it seems that sorting through my life and making changes that will produce (hopefully) a healthier, happier me takes a lot of energy. Today, Maman and I will be driving to Fort Langley to meet my brother and sister-in-law for lunch. It is sunny and warm and we hope to wander a bit through the shops. I hope to pick up some fresh produce as I am including as many vegetables and fruits as possible in my diet right now.