You might think from the title of this post that I know what to eat. Apparently I don't because eating like this caused me to gain back two pounds last week.
Who knew that a gluten free chicken tender and roasted veggies could wreak such havoc.
I know that the Gabapentin I have to take for neuropathy causes weight gain, but I didn't realize just how hard it is to lose weight. I need to lose 15 pounds, but oh boy I think I am going to have to go outside and graze on grass to get it off.
I am searching for solutions, so let me know if you have any.
Now on to something more fun. I wrote in a previous post that I was working on a couple of things to sell in my booth and I finished them a couple of days ago.
Of course I forgot to take any actual before photos, but I did think to take this one after I started.
I found this vintage Syroco plaque at Goodwill for $2.99. It was a plain ugly brown with two screws on the front where apparently something had originally hung.
I took it home and painted it with some chalk paint I had left over from some earlier projects and added some French writing. I love how it turned out.
I really wanted to keep it, but I made myself take it to the booth yesterday.
A couple of weeks ago I purchased five vintage suitcases from an estate sale. Four of them were great as is to put in the booth and I already sold two. The fifth had a big patch torn off the outside vinyl and so it needed to be rehabbed.
Like I said, no before photos, but I used the same paint and wording on it that I did on the plaque.
I'm happy with my projects and found that it was more fun than I thought it would be.
Now, about that weight loss effort, I guess today will be the day that I get back to my mall walking.
I aggravated my knee walking through a field and so it hasn't been super comfortable to walk the last couple of weeks.
No more excuses. I will get these pesky pounds off one way or another, and I can window shop while I do it. That's always fun.
Have a great day and if you have snow I hope it melts super fast.
Oh how I long for spring. For green buds, daffodils, and warm breezes.
On Thursday there was a tease of spring.
Nope, there were no green buds to be found.
The daffodils haven't started pushing up through the winter ground.
But oh my there were lovely warm breezes. The thermometer was reading 72 degrees and the sun was peaking from behind the clouds.
It was nothing short of heavenly, and I couldn't let the day go by without a walk.
The arboretum was calling my name along with dog walkers, joggers, and moms pushing strollers.
I managed to get in a two mile walk without becoming too overly tired, but I realized I have gotten out of shape the last couple of months. Time for me to get back to daily walking.
The next ten days are going to be up and down with the temperatures and there is a lot of rain in our forecast so I am going to have to start mall walking again. I need to be ready when spring actually does get here.
For now that tease of spring definitely cheered me up, but I can't wait for the real thing to get here.
I have been selling vintage and antiques on Etsy for quite some time now and have actually sold over 2200 things there.
The last couple of years I have found that I am not so happy with their new policies and have wanted to make a change.
I feel like they have become too much like Ebay. They are no longer as seller friendly as they once were and frankly I am tired of giving them my money.
The problem is that I haven't known where else I would want to sell online.
I thought about attaching a shop to my blog, but that just seems like more than I want to take on right now.
Then I talked to a couple of ladies who said that they are having some success selling on Facebook.
I did a little research and found there are groups on Facebook that are devoted to buying and selling vintage and antiques. I can also sell on Facebook marketplace and list items on my own FB business page.
So I have dipped my toes in the water and out of the five things I listed I have sold three.
I can list as many or as few things as I want, and I don't have to pay a fee to anyone. Also, I can go back to using Paypal, and Paypal has made it easier for a small business like me to send an invoice and ship.
I'm kind of feeling the love again, which is a good thing because I definitely need the money and I have a lot to sell.