A bunch of randoms

  • I have a weird self-conscious confession. I really want to go to a local running store to get fitted properly for a pair of shoes, but at my weight, I’m afraid of getting stares in a store where mostly fit people go. I know you’re thinking…shut up, stupid, things will be fine, but I’m very self-conscious. Ugh. Now, I did just buy a nice pair of Saucony shoes on RueLaLa, but I’m wondering if there’s a better shoe out there since I tend to walk on the outside of my feet (if that makes sense) looking at the way my shoes wear out.


  • On a rare make-up note, I finally found some lip butters at the Walgreens near my house. Since I’ve been reading raving reviews about “The Balm” on various blogs, I bought two of them, one in pink satin and one in nourishing nude. Since I don’t like too much color on my lips, I absolutely LOVE these lip butters. LOVE. I also saw Revlon’s Lip Butters at the store, but I’m waiting for them to go on sale. L’Oreal’s were BOGO 50% off this week, so that’s why it was easy to take the plunge and buy two. :-) (cheap cheap)


  • My husband decided to start calorie counting with me this week. Things are going a lot better for me since he’s also on board. There’s no junk in our house anymore, and so far this week, I’ve cooked every night. Wanna be jealous? Two days after starting calorie counting, the husband lost 2 lbs. Lucky duck.


  • I’m super stoked that JoAnn’s is finally opening a store in Baton Rouge. Since we moved to the other side of town, it takes me a good 20 minutes to get to the nearest craft store. When JoAnn’s opens, they will be 10 minutes away from our house and also easily convenient to go to on the way home from work. This is awesome and bad.


  • We’re getting a tax refund this year, and I secretly just want to splurge it. However, since I’m an adult (or something like that), the only responsible thing to do is to throw it in the ol’ savings account. ::sigh::


  • Since the other house sold, we’re slowly starting to work on projects we want to do with our current house. We’re getting gutters on Friday, and also hired a contractor to vent our kitchen outside. Since our kitchen is against the brick outside, this should be seamless/easy. A couple of small changes, but all awesome! There’s also a couple more projects in the works, but they aren’t anything major. Since our house is only 5 years old, so there really isn’t much to do.


  • I’d currently like to eat a pint of cake batter ice cream. I won’t buy it, but a girl can dream, right?



  1. Getting fitted for shoes is such a life saver! I had your same fears (a bunch of thin running people all up in my business) but I didn’t want to waste money on shoes that would hurt. I got fitted and found out what shoe worked best for me. I took my husband with me for support, maybe take the hubs with you or a good friend. The people at the store were very helpful and no one ended up looking at me with judgement. AND I got a great sports bra there, it actually holds ‘the girls’ in place so they don’t give me two black eyes. :-) Good luck!

  2. I would definitely recommend going and getting fitted for shoes! I did it and I am so happy that I did. The shoes were definitely very comfortable and worth it. The associates were so helpful! I agree with Cynthia, is there someone that you can take with you for support? I wish we had a Joann’s that close!

  3. Again with the going and getting fitted for shoes. If you go to a local running store (maybe read some Yelp reviews first), they’ll treat you right. Everyone had to start somewhere! They’ll know exactly what kind of shoe to get you into to help with the overpronation. There are also shoes that are better for bigger/heavier people, which really helped my husband when he started running because they didn’t break down as quickly.

  4. I used to work in a specialty running store where we analyzed people’s gait and I can honestly say that I never ever judged anyone, even the obnoxious middle-aged women who wouldn’t buy a certain shoe bc it didn’t match any of their workout gear :) Mostly, I was just excited to help other people start running!
    If you wear out the outside of the soles of your shoe, you probably have a high arch and can wear almost everything! Saucony is a great brand so hopefully the ones you bought are good! You could always bring them into the running store and ask!

    • Haha, people actually say that? Matching shoes? Ha! I don’t even make an effort to match my workout shirts to my workout capris. LOL! Thanks for the suggestion! I might bring my shoes with me, but I’ll also probably buy another pair to help support a local biz.

  5. Sounds like you underpronate which I have a problem with too. I bought Brooks and they’ve helped me a heckuva lot as my feet aren’t as sore anymore after long runs.

  6. i tend to walk on the outside of my feet too. it’s so weird

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