Living 40 plus and fabulous

Living 40 plus and fabulous

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A meeting of the minds - Confidence and food prep

Over the past few weeks I have been going back and forth on what to write about. I didn’t feel like I had much to contribute these past few weeks. There have been some things going on but nothing worth writing about in my opinion. Luckily though life has a way of throwing us those little ah-ha moments and it really puts things in perspective so I thought I would share my experience.

Last week I went for drinks with a friend. We go drink margaritas every so often and have a “meeting of the minds” as we like to call it. Basically we drink and talk about all sorts of shit and really work a bunch of crap out. This time we talked mainly about weight loss and things we could do to help ourselves. Probably drinking margaritas could’ve been on that list but it wasn’t. They never will be.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Girl Power!

This blog is kind of going in a different direction than I had originally envisioned. Looking back a month ago I guess what I was going to blog about was completely superficial. That’s not good or bad but that is where I was during that time. I will get back to some fun posts very soon so please be patient for just a while longer.  

Now that my life has been flipped upside down I am starting to realize that I need to go inside myself and dig deep to find my independence and strength again. Great clothes, hair and fun social events are wonderful and I love that as much as the next fabulous gal, but they won’t keep me sane in the lonely hours of the night. They won’t keep me from crying my eyes out when I think of what was lost and they won’t keep me strong when times are tough. That is something I need to find within myself and it is something that we as women, and men too, need to figure out within.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Why I can’t hate you...

I had a completely different idea that I wanted to do for this week’s blog but life sometimes dumps a bunch of shit on you and plans change. I have not given up my idea because it is fantastic but it will have to wait and you will just have to come back and see what it is.

Had I known that last week when I was writing my post about being fabulous, that my life as I knew was crumbling, I probably wouldn’t have chosen that particular topic. It does make me really stop to think that the universe does know what it is doing because it was that post that gave me the strength to get through this week.

Thursday, October 15, 2015


When I decided to relaunch my blog I wanted to go in several directions. I wanted to do weight loss, fashion, glamping - all sorts of random topics. Originally this blog was my weight loss "diary" of sorts and it served me for the time. I now realize that I need more in my life. I need to work on the inside so that the outside can follow. I want to make my life as fantastic and as fabulous as I can. Even living in hayseed Colorado.

When I think of a fabulous woman, I envision a skinny blonde with perfect skin, red lips, high heels, body dripping with exquisite jewels and she is drinking champagne and if this were 1985 she would probably be smoking a long skinny cigarette too.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I felt like a kid again!

I grew up and live in Southwest Colorado and we are pretty isolated. The closest big city is about a 4 hour drive and that is to Albuquerque, NM. Not the most glamorous or exciting places on earth but if you want to shop somewhere other than Walmart or go to Trader Joe's this is the place we drive to a couple times a year.

Every October the news is filled with stories and pictures of the Balloon Fiesta and it was always something I wanted to see but never really made the time to go. This year we decided to make the trek down there and I have to say that I am really sorry that I never went before now. It was one of the most magical experiences in my life.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Here's where I am at today...

It's taken me a few (Ok, more than a few) months  to get back on here. I haven't been sure what to write or which direction I wanted to go with this blog. I originally wanted  this to be a place that I could document my weight loss journey but since my last post I realize that I want it to be more. I want it to be a journal of sorts for my life. My main focus right now is weight loss but I have been working on so much more than that. About a month and a half ago I started a free 30 day goal setting challenge with my sister. To say this had a huge impact on my life would be an understatement. It allowed me to dream again and set goals for myself that I had long buried deep inside me. It has made me excited again and given me things to look forward to. Here, my friends, is my list -

Monday, April 27, 2015

Well hello there!

I'm not quite sure why I decided to get back on my blog. It has been years since I have even thought about it and as you can see it is sadly out of date. So much in my life has changed since my last post so very long ago.

During the beginning of 2013 I lost 40 lbs and felt absolutely fabulous and happy with my body and where I was headed. I was confident and loved working out and eating fresh healthy stuff. In May 2013 I met a wonderful man and fell madly in love. What I found out about love is that it breeds comfort and with that I gained all 40 lbs back and then for good measure I added another 15-20 lbs on top of that.