I’m so excited to tell you about my animal plate wall! But first, remember a few weeks ago I told you about how well I was doing with my New Years resolution? My resolution to get healthy, by eating better and working out? I had been doing really well, and I was so proud of myself…until last week.
I had been starting to tone up, drop a few pounds, and had been facing one of my biggest challenges which is eating anything green. Last week however, my insomnia was at an all time high (or is it low? Whichever means worse). When I sleep for less then 2 hours a night for multiple days in a row, my body freaks out. It doesn’t want to go to the gym, and it seeks out any junk food within a 5 mile radius that isn’t nailed down.
Add to it that this weekend was the end of Lent (to which I had given up chocolate), and the minute it was over I ran to Walgreen’s and got my favorite Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, Milk and Cookies, and I ate the ENTIRE pint of ice cream in one sitting. I was literally sick afterward.
Then the next day was Easter, where I had high calorie, bad for you food … for not one but two family dinners.
Yesterday, sitting on my counter top was the leftover homemade pecan pie. Pecan pie, for anyone who doesn’t know, is my kryptonite. So what was I doing at 9:00 last night? You guessed it.
So today my friends, I am starting over.
I could go on and on about how guilty I feel that I totally sabotaged myself and set myself back probably weeks worth of healthy living, but I won’t. The first thing I did this morning was throw the rest of the pie away. I also threw out the box of chocolates that I was given last week, and that I was saving to have after Lent was over.
Today I am going to the grocery store and stocking up on fruits and veggies, and when the unnamed child gets out of school today, we are going to the gym.
Am I mad at myself for screwing up? Absolutely, but I am also human. All I can do is get back on that horse and start all over again.
Speaking of animals, for Christmas, Topher got me these fantastic little animal plates that I had
asked begged for.
The colored plates were from West Elm, and the others were from H &M.
When I asked him for them, I realized that I really didn’t have an exact place where I was going to put them, but I really didn’t care — that’s how obsessed I was by them. I followed the Nate Burkus advice, where he said if you truly love something get it because you will find a home for it. And if Nate said it, it has to be true! (well not always as Topher has pointed out because we have an entire basement of “hoard” but I am just going to pretend like he didn’t say that).
So as I was going from room to room looking for a home for these guys, I hard the angels sing when I realized my spot over the DIY Valances I made were a little naked!
This was the perfect spot!
My next issue was how to hang them.
I have seen plates hug before where you see the metal holder from the front of the plate. While I was on Amazon I found these Invisible Disc adhesive Plate hangers. There were super easy to use. You just wet down the glue on the back and stick it to the back of the plate and let it dry.
So now I feel like some Disney princess having breakfast with my woodland creatures every morning!
… my bland, granloa-ish, tastes-like-cardboard breakfast…
Have a great Tuesday!!
You and your plate wall are just adorable! I love that. And girl, don’t get me started on PIE!!!!
I’m glad I’m not the only one who failed during Easter weekend. Ugh! I worked out today even though I didn’t want to. You are right in that we are all human who occasionally (lol) fail, but we just get back up and keep going. Love the plates especially with the invisible hangers. Too cute!!
I can relate with obsession, both with food and home décor! That was the funniest post BTW! Love the happy plates. You can’t ever have enough cute animals in the house….you know that one well!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
Funny! I too am struggling getting back into a work out and healthy eating routine..sigh. it really is just one day a\t a time!
Amy @ StowandTellU says
Throwing out that pecan pie took courage!!! I’ve still got some Cadbury eggs that I just can’t part with. There’s only a few left, does that count? Your plates are adorable and I think you found the perfect spot. Thanks for the tip on the Invisible Disc Plate Hangers. I always struggle with those springy metal ones.
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Too funny!! I am trying to get back into my regular (healthy!!) routine too! Don’t beat yourself up…just start right back! I love the plates….they are adorable!