Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Ugliest Year!

It Was an UGLY Ugly Year!

My second week participating in Kristen's weekly Fro Me To You carnival.

I'm getting brave.....VERY brave.....

Saying that 1985 was a REALLY ugly year for me is a HUGE understatement! It's like saying the desert is pretty dry.....or....or......Planet Earth is pretty big.....or......I don't know, I'm obviously struggling to come up with an appropriate comparison here....just take my word for it....or better yet....take a look at THESE treasures below.

Pictures from 1985. I was 13 in this picture below. This was the year I was allowed to start wearing make-up. (Note to self and other mothers of girls....PLEASE teach your darling daughter how to apply make-up before letting her walk out of your house!)



It is an absolute crime that my mother let me walk out of the house looking like that....SOMEone should have informed me that bright blue eyeshadow on someone with black hair and olive skin just DOES NOT WORK! HeLLO! And would you CHECK. OUT. THOSE. BROWS! This was before my mother introduced me to tweezers! That's my baby brother Ryan I'm holding there btw.....and my other brother Tom, and my Mom.

The picture below has been edited to protect the identity of two girls I no longer keep in touch with. They were friends at the time. We used to have sleep overs and do each other's hair and make up and get all dressed up like fashion models and then pose for pictures. We were delusional.

On Another Note....

Wanna know what happens when you quit smoking?

You eat!

Wanna know what happens when you eat?

You gain weight!

Wanna know what happens when you start to gain weight because you quit smoking?

You wanna smoke again!

It's a vicious cycle.

It's been approximately 62 hours and 23 minutes since my last cigarette and I've already gained 2 pounds.

I need to stop eating.

I made brownies for breakfast....

And for lunch I ate leftovers from breakfast....

I need to replace this Freudian "oral fixation" with a more constructive fixation....like sit-ups, or push-ups....something....

Keep praying for me....




17 comments:

P.S. He loves you... said...

You can do this...my mom is the same way...and it's life over vanity.

You really to pretty to worry about the weight as much anyways!

We are THAT Family said...

That eye shadow is strikingly--BLUE! I'll give you that! And I love the other photo. I ran across some photos of me trying to look all sultry and sexy and I'm working up the courage to post them.

As for smoking, maybe you could apply lots of lip gloss and like your lips all day? Or my personal favorite tip, popcorn-the lowfat, no butter kind. It's so filling and I much on it all the time! When I'm not eating brownies!

Your blog looks so pretty!

Tammy said...

The blue eye shadow is bee-u-tee-ful.


Hang in there with the smoking cessation.

Christy said...

I LOVE the new look!

I am proud of you for giving up the cancer sticks. You can definitely do it! You might gain 10 pounds during the process, but when it is all said and done, I bet those pounds will melt off.

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

I went thru the same thing about age 14. Only my ugly year was about a decade long! Not sure I'm out of the woods yet. :)

Every time you crave a cigarette, go for a jog, or do the stairs a few times, or do some situps. It'll distract you and help with your marathon training! You can do it! I know you can!

Kelly said...

I bet I have some similar pics! You'll be fine with the smoking until you go out and want a drink!!! LOL I know I'm such a supportive friend!

Marni Tiani Self said...

Ha ha ha... Too funny!!

Happy2bme said...

OHMIGOD I love your blue eyeshadow!!! Where'd you buy it??? Where do I get it??? LOL!!! Me, my sister and our two closests friends at the time (1985) would always do make up, dress up and put on dance shows. Boy if we only had a video camera back then to watch ourselves now...

Valarie said...

My sister smoked forever, and she has not smoked now for four years. So you can do this!

Kristin H. said...

Aaawww girl, hang in there. I quit when I got pregnant with my first daughter and never picked them back up. I consider myself lucky. Did I gain weight? Yes. I also gained a lot of weight with the pregnancies. But you're a RUNNER. You have a tool to fight it. I will stay on you about it, though, because I'm relentless like that ;)

As for the 1985...GIRL, you were HAWT!

Domestic Accident said...

Brownies for breakfast? You rock. Now excuse me while I go find my blue eye shadow now that you've reminded me how awesome it looks.

Bahama Shores Mama: said...

Those are curves! Own them! My friend has alot of luck using peppermints to replace cigs. Good luck, we're rooting for ya!

Janel said...

I think you look beautiful! Make up, brows and all!

I had some major brows myself.

Why didn't anyone say anything!

Your blog is a very happy spot to be!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Hay man, you were lookin' hot in 1985!

Marni Tiani Self said...

I tagged you for a Meme, come and check it out and see if you want to play!

Marni

LifeatTheCircus said...

You can do it, keep it up. One day at a time. A little chocolate won't hurt to get you through.

Love the eye shadow... yea, I too was a blue eye shadow girl, for too long I am afraid.

Heather J. said...

YUUUUUMMMMMM, brownies for breakfast and lunch!!!

The eyeshadow rocks, and it's making a come back.

A note to Kristen, NO BUTTER POPCORN? THAT IS A SIN, woman.