This was my outfit.
|I am a fashionable bushy-tailed wood rat.|
I, and my coworkers, dressed up in silly costumes as part of a fundraiser for the Outdoor Education program I am a part of. It was called "Trail Chic" and representatives of Barefoot wine and Patagonia were silent auctioning wine and gear to support our program. People sampled wine and food from the local market, sat and enjoyed the modeling runway. All of the "models" were volunteers and staff of the committee I work for. From 8 year olds to 60 year olds, everyone had a wacky costume. My favorite was a couple with a collection of committee shirts they'd collected in 30 years. They stripped each shirt as they walked the little strip. My roommates were representing the local thrift store, one girl was a badger. I was a fashionable and misunderstood wood rat. LOL
One thing I definitely had to do was feel incredibly comfortable in my outfit. The dress I found was a very tight, short, black dress. It showed ALL my curves. But I was happy to see that I didn't feel too horrible in it. I pretended I looked good and I got a lot of compliments for it. I guess the "fake it til you make it" strategy still works.
Unfortunately I sampled a lot of food (and wine) both during the fundraiser and also while hanging out with small mammal enthusiasts yesterday. Eeek!
Today, I had planned to do a long hike but decided to attempt swimming in the lake again. I haven't gone back in almost a month I realized and I only have a month left before the weather starts getting colder. The swim was shorter than I thought but I got farther out. I definitely have to jump in more often. That lake is cold enough that it takes a while of shallow breathing before I can get comfortable.
I'm not enthusiastic about my weight results for tomorrow morning but I'll do my best!
Hope everyone had a good weekend.