Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Time to Have More Fun

If you've read my bio, then you know I have a new hair style all the time. I just can't keep it the same for very long. Just in the year and a half I've had this blog I've already had multiple styles and a couple different colors. 
Some of my looks since starting Pirate Prerogative
The other night, while The Captain and The First Mate were away at Disneyland, I seized the opportunity to tackle my hair. A night without a toddler is ideal for the long and multi-step process. 

I had no idea what I was going to do until I was on my way to the beauty supply store. Then it just seemed to make sense. It was time for blonde. It's been a long time since I had blonde hair, I don't even know how long, honestly. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Post a Day Keeps the Lazy Away

So some time before midnight on Easter Sunday while I was trying to get the focus to write yesterday's two blog posts, I decided to challenge myself even more. Apparently I'm that crazy and masochistic. I vowed to blog every single day for the next 30 days (but this is day 2 already, yesterday most definitely counts). I have always had a personal rule of posting 3 times a week, and I have broken that many times. Rebel.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Shedding My Pirate Booty Week Thirty-Four Update

As I am writing this weekly post for the 34th time, I realize it has become more than just a scale update. So there may be these PSAs of sorts and I hope to add in some deeper reflections. I cannot even begin to explain all the realities of changing to a healthy lifestyle in one post.

This is one of those week's where I look at the numbers and I think, man I sucked. It didn't really occur to me while it was happening, it was just the perfect storm of scheduling, chocolate, and life all getting in my way. And it did suck, but it's over. Time to do what I know works.

Citrus Lane April 2014 Box: Look at the Loot

See what came in the April Citrus Lane Box!

It's time for another peek inside or monthly Citrus Lane box! The First Mate adores getting this treasure delivered to our door each month. I like to share what we received each month as well as my thoughts on each item. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thankful Thursdays #77

I am thankful for...

  • Setting new records in my run performance
  • The Captain for loving me
  • Our Britax Frontier Car Seat{affiliate link} for being so easy to install
  • Having fun with nail art
  • Chatting with +Dee Copeland in a hangout
  • Family who is always willing to watch The First Mate when needed

Monday, April 14, 2014

Shedding My Pirate Booty Week Thirty-Three

Before I share my weight loss stats for this week, I thought I'd share some observations. Apparently when you've lost upwards of 50 pounds people choose to do two things. Comment on your weight loss, or act like nothing has changed. 

I find the latter to be very confusing. Not that I'm fishing for complements or anything. It just makes me wonder if they are afraid to mention that yes, I was fat before or if they are just in need of corrective lenses. I lost the weight, so I'm aware I needed to lose it. It's okay to point out the obvious. Promise. 

Can you not SEE that I've lost weight?

I don't really like the big hoopla and fuss though. I like feeling supported and having my efforts recognized, but not crazy compliments and borderline offensive comments. I am very bad with compliments and never know how to respond. As far as the comments, "You're wasting away" comes to mind as the most offensive. No, I am not actually, but thanks for being rude. 

Anyway, I digress. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thankful Thursdays #76

I am thankful for...

  • Cute new workout pants
  • The lettuce in our garden starting to sprout
  • Hitting my pre-pregnancy weight
  • Beautiful weather
  • Getting in some great workouts