Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Man, I DON'T feel like a woman

For those of you who don't follow country music, there is a song called, "Man, I feel like a woman" from the beautiful singer Shania Twain. LOVE HER!!

Well, in this song she sings about the many great reasons why it is so wonderfrul to be a woman. It's all about feeling free, wearing short skirts, and mens shirts. And, I might add that she looks fantastic in this video. Actually, Shania has looked fantastic in her entire career. Here is a picture of her singing the song at a conce. Doesn't her body look fanastic??

So, where am I going with this? Well, ever since I started gaining weight, I haven't been in touch with my girly side. I maybe have shaved my legs once this whole summer. I just ended up wearing pants and it is super hot in 100 degree weather. I just didn't feel feminine and so I didn't do it. I have a pretty understanding husband. LOL.

I haven't gotten my nails done since Mothers Day. That was my present. I hardly get to go shopping alone because of the kids. I usually don't wear jewelry....well, you get it. The list could go on and on.

Well, last night I actually shaved my legs. Well, at least the bottom from the knee down. I want to start being more feminine and wearing skirts to work. It is just going to have to take some time. I know what you are thinking. Gross! She doesn't shave her legs? Well, I just didn't feel like a woman. My hormones are totally out of wack from gaining weight. I didn't really have the feminine curves. I looked like just one big mass.

From now on, I will treat myself better and do nice things for myself.

Confession: I slept in a little this morning. About 10 minutes or so. I am still on schedule though, so it's all good!

Cheer: I took up the challenge that Syl at Live, Smile, Run sent out to do the 30 day shred. It doesn't start until September 1, so there is still time. You should sign up too!! Also, we have had a chocolate cake in the house for a few days now (hubby bought it) and I have only had one small slice!! Usually I would have had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!


  1. I love Shania and love the song. Every time I listen to it I keep thinking "short skirts" when, where, who, how! I'm about the same place you are. I don't care about a lot anymore. I even don't look in the mirror as often as I used to be. That's why I started wearing make up again about threee months ago may be. I wanna have a reason to look in the mirror. Feel a little girly at least. I hope it will all come back in time, with the pounds rolling down.

    Good luck with the challenge!

  2. I know EXACTLY how you feel about that. Before I started losing weight (and honestly sometimes even now), I don't feel feminine at all with extra weight. I know people talk about "feminine curves" but for some reason in my head, feminine has some 'dainty' or 'light' connotation, which is definitely not how I was (and sometimes am) feeling about myself.

    I too made a conscious decision to be more "girly" and it's helping so far, but it is a challenge. You can do it and you'll feel much better about it as the pounds roll down... That whole "look good to feel good" thing.

    Anyway, you can do it! Good idea with the shred challenge, I might have to look into that!

  3. Keep your head up bugaboo! Many of us are in the same boat. It just takes time. Continue to find those little victories to celebrate on.

  4. glad your taking better care of yourself!
    and for not eating too much chocolate cake...haha.


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