Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A work in Progress - Wednesday Weigh In

As many of you know, I trying to "loose the fringe". I have been on a weight loss program since the beginning of September - and I am happy to report that it is going great.

I am in the process of rediscovering myself, taking time to take care of myself and I am making many lifestyle changes. So, as my body, self-image and entire world starts to change, improve, and morph into something great - I figured I would also re-vamp The Fringe.

It is all a work in progress...but I hope you like the new look! I am no HTML guru! Instead I used my scrapbooking software to create the new banner and then plunked it into a template. (Santa, if I am on your good list this year, a certificate to have a professional blog-transformation would be a sweet idea!!!)

Let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions on how to improve The Fringe!

Speaking of a new look - I promised myself that when I hit 25 pounds in weight loss I would pamper myself with a nice new hair cut and colour. Well, I am not quite at 25 pounds - but will be very shortly!!!! Ya for me! My weight loss this week was just over 3.5 pounds.

I am thinking of getting a fairly same-type of cut I currently have, but going a rich chestnut brown with amazing highlights and fun streaks. Your thoughts?!?!?!?

This week was also Canadian Thanksgiving...and I still stuck to program and did not cheat. No turkey, stuffing, beans, squash, sweet potatoes or pumpkin cheesecake sireee Bob! I prepared all these wonderful eats for my loved ones, but did not eat any of it! Not even a taste while cooking or baking. I am so proud of myself! I did my 4 Optifast shakes a day - that is it - that is all. I never felt like cheating or sneaking a bite.

And even though I did not celebrate Thanksgiving with food - I celebrated it with my wonderful family - I could not be more thankful of the love and support they all give me.

Well - that is it for this Wednesday Weigh In day!


Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Wow Laura! You are doing so amazing, I am very proud of you. I can't wait ot be able to get serious about weight loss again, the post baby bulge is getting to me already. Especially because I know it came of over eating more than baby making.
Your blog looks terrific as well. I love your header, very cute! Do you do much digital scrapbooking???
Take care,

Erin said...

That is fantastic! I love the new header! And your willpower is soooo much stronger than mine! Just reading what you wrote about the food is making me hungry. Hopefully I will be over the morning sickness so I can enjoy our Thanksgiving. Good for you for sticking to your program and achieving your goals! I think a rich brown would look awesome on you! YAY YOU!!!

Pregnantly Plump said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I like the new look, and think your plan for the new 'do sounds great.
And that's very impressive about not eating on Thanksgiving! Even more kudos are deserved!

Kellan said...

You are doing great, Laura. I love the new look on your site and I love your new photo! I also love changing my hair - so fun for you to get a new hair cut/do! Happy belated Thanksgiving!

Take care - Kellan

Kellan said...

You are doing great, Laura. I love the new look on your site and I love your new photo! I also love changing my hair - so fun for you to get a new hair cut/do! Happy belated Thanksgiving!

Take care - Kellan

Melissa said...

Wow, you didn't eat Thanksgiving dinner. That is true commitment! And 3.5 pounds? WONDERFUL!

Can't wait to see the new haircolor I'll bet it's going to look FAB!

Kathryn said...

Wow! That takes some will power! Good for you! You are doing such a great job!

And a new hair color! I am all about changing up hair color and style. I love doing that. Although I was just thinking how great you look as a blond in your profile pic. ;)

I like you new layout too. I like the header and the clean look of it all.

There is this site:
I love visiting because it has free blog layouts that are super easy to load. They have seasonal, different colors, scrapbook layouts. Just about everything. Take a look around there if you are still searching for the right look for you.

Sniz said...

Wow! Almost 25 pounds! That is SOOO wonderful! The added health benefits and the improved self-image are priceless. I know when I'm eating healthily and am at my "comfort" weight, I feel so much happier! I think your new do sounds so fun!wqz

Barrie said...

I am very in favour of highlights. Especially highlights of different colours!

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