Friday, June 25, 2010

i need your opinion...

i have some good news... through eating better and adding (just a little) exercise back into my life i have managed to lose 15 pounds in 7 weeks. i have a long way to go but this is a pretty good start. seems i got lazy after baby number 3 and just kinda gave up. and unfortunately with the hubby being out of work for so long eating right was just kinda out of the budget. don't let anyone tell you it is cheaper to eat better. yea, vegetables don't cost very much over all, but you actually have to buy MORE of them because they have so few calories. mac and cheese costs less than 2 dollars and i can feed 5 people dinner... that doesn't make it good for me though.

so, why am i telling you this? well, i have set up a reward plan for myself. i am going to start my sleeves (well, not full sleves, just 3/4) and i am getting close to goal number one. i was going to start at 20 pounds and i am almost there. i am really quite excited, but i dont have anything drawn up yet. right now it is kind of just an idea that i have had in my head for a while. for anyone that knows me i have the 2 dragons on my arms already. here they are:


(and before anyone mentions it... i know i need to get some of the sun redone as there was a lot of orange shading in it and i think that is not a color i hold well. i will need to figure something out for that as well...)

as you can see, they are opposites and i want to keep up that theme on my arms. i also want to keep with the "fantasy" theme as well. so here is my idea. i would like to put cute & good fantasy stuff on one side and ugly (well, not too ugly) & bad stuff on the other side. you know like fairies and demons. problem is i don't know which side to use for what. i have a color scheme going already (warm/cool colors) but i don't know if i should use the cool colors for the bad or good side and vice versa. so i need your help and opinions... please let me know what you think i should do and why.

7 comments:

Kimberly said...

I'll have to think more on the colors question...but as to being cheaper to eat like crap? Hell yeah! It is cheaper for us (only 2 of us) to eat out or order out for dinner & have the leftovers for lunch the next day than it is to eat vegetables & real meats. A Fr bacon cheeseburger costs about the same as an orange! It sucks.
/rant

-James said...

Hey sis,
I've always loved your dragons and I think it would ruin them to designate one side as the 'good/cute' side and one as the 'evil/ugly' side. Maybe you could find some other duality to play off of. If you muse choose one side to be evil, it has to be the warm color side...'cause orange sucks and purple is great. =P

Shamrockgirl said...

thanks kim, i thought it was just me that thought the price of healthy food is just crazy!

and james... it has always been in the plan to do a good side and an evil side... just never really got to figuring out what else i wanted to put on here. i like the idea of doing the evil stuff on the firey side though... my hangup is when coloring something like a demon or a warlock i always think of dark/purpley colors..

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Christine said...

Hi Sham, nice to see you very happy, and damn I admire your motivation on losing weight argh! i need that too, the question is when should I start? Schedule issues? with raiding and work ummmmmm... yea i know right? lolx anyway, talk to you later hon. take care!

Christine said...

Oh and about the Dragon, they look cool, the color seems okay but maybe make it a little darker? In my opinion though I really never fond of tatoos or anything drawn in my skin. but I do appreciate the art and I respect all the artist that does that. but yea anything that will make you happy it will still turn out great like you as a person! so take care! and God Bless!

Shamrockgirl said...

Christine - it has taken me a good 3 years to get up the little motivation i have right now to eat better and exercise. we all get there when we are ready i guess.