Hey friends 🙂 You may have noticed I’ve been posting less and less lately. Since I’ve visited so many blogs over the years I know it’s not just me who’s gone through this. I think it’s just due to plain ol’ change. I went through a pretty long period where I was all about making over my closet to the point where I had everything I could ever want and well, I’m there!
I’ve considered a shopping hiatus, but even though I have way more stuff than I need, I’ve found I still like to shop and LOVE a good deal. I’m just trying to be as mindful about it as possible. I still buy some things on impulse when I really want them, but I do not want to end up with more random stuff. Plus, I have so many other things that I feel more drawn to right now.
So I’ll still be posting pics of me in cute outfits (how vain I felt writing that sentence!) and highlight steals I run across, but I just wanted to give you fair warning that I’ll also be talking about whatever happens to be on my mind. I’d say my biggest focus right now is adding beauty to my life – and that can take so many forms!
I’ll try to start with the fashion and if you feel so inclined you can read my ramblings. Now that I think of it, my blog has always kind of been like that…
This cute crossbody/clutch – in my absolute favorite color – is soo good y’all! Neutrals like black and brown tend to get all the credit for being so versatile, but I’ve found it so easy to pair this with my outfits. I love that you can tuck in or remove the chain strap (it is pretty heavy so I just tuck it in a pinch) when you want it to be a clutch and when you want to go hands-free the gold chain acts almost like jewelry.
It has so many nooks and crannies that it’s like a super wallet. I can fit the usual stuff like money and credit cards, but I can also stick my iPhone 7 and lip gloss in there. Um ok! I feel extra classy when I wear this one 😉
Yet again I’m wearing a belt. I do like the pop of gold, but it’s really more because I let myself eat whatever I wanted when I first moved to our new house and now I need belts to keep me from looking too round lol. I’m back on the ketogenic diet and feeling soo much better though. Yay!
I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m eating to feel good. Having been a well-being coach for over a decade you’d think I would have gotten there sooner, but they do say we teach what we need to learn. *shrug* If you’ve ever wondered about the keto diet feel free to reach out to me.
I was on it for about 2 years straight and lost 40 pounds so I learned a lot. It’s not for everyone, but if you can handle saying no to pretty much all carbs it’s amazing how fast you can lose weight and get your blood sugar under control.
I never had an issue with high blood sugar myself, but it runs in my family and eating keto can pretty much guarantee that I’ll never have to worry about diabetes. Plus you can eat all the fat you want, which is wonderful and delicious! Poor fat gets a bad rap. Eating fat doesn’t (necessarily) make you fat!
I regained a lot of what I lost over the last 4 years, but I’m on track to lose it again. I’m taking a less strict approach this time and if I want a margarita or cookie I might choose to have it. I’m looking at this from the long-term perspective.
I’m all about self-love these days and I feel my best when I don’t eat refined carbs so if I splurge it’s probably going to be on sugar and I’ll have one small splurge then get back to normal. I may not lose as fast this way, but I know it’ll be easier to stick to. And isn’t that really the most important thing in the end?
I’ve been thinking lately that I should have called my blog something else, but how the heck could I have known that my interests would change? We can’t see the future so all we can do is what feels right in any given moment. If you ask me, the fun of life is expanding our horizons so I’m excited to see where things go from here. I hope you’l join me on my journey. I’d love to hear your thoughts on change too 🙂
Much love, Kate
Photo credit: Leo Amar