Friday, November 5, 2010

Notch on My Belt

How many meetings/articles/consultations have you been involved with that ask you that very stale question, “Why do you want to lose weight?”  Ugh!!  We all know what comes barreling out of our mouths…”Well, it’s to be healthy and live a wonderfully long and happy life” ~~ blah, blah, blah. 

In my teens, I really just wanted to look slammin’ in a bikini.  In my twenties, I only wanted a non-wiggly ass when I played that imaginary game of beach volleyball with the cute soccer team that my girlfriends and I just happened to come across.  In my thirties, I wanted to get the baby weight off and not have to wear my preggo pants anymore.  Now, at 40, I want to wear a belt again.  And I’m talking about a kick-ass belt.  I will know that I’m at the top of my game again when I’m wearing a crisp white shirt, new jeans, funky shoes and that kick-ass belt that proves that I still have it!

I have found that belt.  About six months ago, I came across a vendor on Etsy and found the perfect, super-excellent belt that fits into my dream of coolness.  I’m about 15 pounds away from this dream, but I will get there and get there soon!! 

So, this may all sound really shallow.  But, after reading that “notch on your belt” is defined as a success or achievement that may help you in the future, I no longer feel so superficial.  This belt will represent perseverance, health and happiness for me.  It will represent that I have finally achieved moderation in my life with food, work, parenting, spouse hood (is this a term?) and everything else I have tried to go balls-to-the-wall with.  Moderation.  My belt will represent this for me.  And, I think that’s an O.K. goal ~ at least it’s realistic and mine.  It’s not what I think I’m supposed to be saying.  I just want to wear a cool belt again.

Click on the following link for your belt personality: ~ there are sooo many cute designs.  I even bought one for my best friend for her 39th birthday last year.


  1. Hey, girl! I had to go look up flexitarian (haven't heard that one before) definitely describes my regular diet. However, for the next three weeks I will be a completely lacto ovo vegetarian while my sister in laws are in town. Tonights menu is a zucchini, mushroom and onion dish with baked sweet potatoes and a side salad. Congrats on your weight loss success. You will get those last 15lbs off in no time. And, I can't wait to see a picture of you rock that belt!

  2. Your awesome Nay-nay!! I wish we had done more stuff when we were in IL...I felt an immediate love for you and wish we had hung out more...!!!

  3. Love the belt -- visited the Etsy site and may just have to buy one!

  4. You should Linda! By the way, the two Jades looked so cute with their new piercings!