Friday, September 30, 2011

Make-up (video) tutorial: Glamorous cat eye with bold lips

Hi Lovelies!

Thank you so much for your feedback on what I should do with my blogs.  While I contemplate, here is a video tutorial on how to achieve a glamorous cat eye with bold lips.  I hope you like it and that it's useful!

So, tell me...

Are there any other tutorials you'd like to see?

Have an incredible weekend!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Re-thinking my new blog-- oii vey!

Hey Loves!

Okay, so I'm being totally schizo about what I want to do with my new blog.  I feel like I have made so many real relationships through this blog, and my new one just feels so... new and cold.

I miss all my friends on here.  So, I'm debating just coming back to this one, and re-incorporating everything into one.  I miss you guys too much!!!

What would you do if you were in my place?

Lots of Love!!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Recognizing your Real Emotions

Hi Loves!  I hope you're having a splendid day.  It's quite ugly and dreary here in West Michigan.  The type of day that makes you want to curl up with a blanket and a cup of tea, and just waste the day away.  It's also the type of day that I'm more prone to having ED encounters.  Especially if there is an underlying issue going on. 
All day I have been anxious.  Well, I've actually been very very anxious for the past month.  You see, I'm in the midst of intense job-hunting, and I'm waiting to hear back from a few employers.  One in particular has my stomach in knots.  It is for my dream job, and I've been waiting for the results since my interview at the end of August. 

So, what does that have to do with today?

Well, all day I have not been very hungry, but I keep going in the kitchen and looking in the fridge and pantry for things to munch on.  However, since we don't really keep junk food in the house, I haven't found anything 'snacky' to eat.  Plus, I'm not really craving anything in particular.  I tried to recognize my craving.  Was it for something crunchy?  I ate some popcorn.  Nope, not it.  Something sweet?  I sampled part of a chocolate Go Lean bar.  Nope, not that either. 

After my 5th time visiting the kitchen, I said fuck it (excuse my language) and put my shoes on to go get a pint of Moose Tracks ice cream to silence my food thoughts.  I just wanted to get on with my day.  But, I decided to check the mail first.  I walked out to our mailbox, and slowly turned the key.  No mail.  No mail means no rejection today from the jobs that I'm waiting on.  Or, it means that the mailman hasn't dropped off our mail yet.  Fuck.  The anxiety crept all over my body again.

And then it hit me like a ton of bricks.  I wasn't craving food.  I was desperately craving an answer for my application status with the jobs.  That is why I couldn't pin-point what kind of food I wanted to eat.  For another couple of minutes I contemplated going out to get the ice cream to calm myself down.  But then I thought about how I would feel after I downed the ice cream:  not good. 

But, my reasoning wasn't because I feared that I'd gain weight and I'd feel bad after eating a pint of sweets.  Quite the contrary.  Ever since I've moved to a great point in my recovery, if I want ice cream, I eat it.  (In fact, lately, I probably eat a pint of ice cream by myself once every week!) 
The reason that I knew I wouldn't feel good after eating the ice cream was because I wasn't actually craving icecream.  I didn't want ice cream.  I wanted a reply about my job status.  I would feel the same anxiety after eating Moose Tracks.  Actually, I would probably just be left thinking, "why did I just force myself to eat a pint of icecream when I didn't even want it?"

In the end, I didn't end up going out to buy Moose Tracks.  Instead, I realized that I had just experienced a new break-through and wanted to blog about it.  

Today, I connected with my Real Emotions.  I separated my emotional needs from my hunger needs/food cravings.  And this is HUGE, coming from someone who had Binge Eating Disorder, and who still sometimes battles with bouts of binge eating.  (Which, I must tell you, have been very very minimal in the past few months.  But, I will blog about this later.) 

So, tell me...
Have you had any breakthroughs recently?
Have you ever experienced anything similar to what I did today?

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

You're invited to view my new blog! :)

Hi everyone!  As promised, I have put together my new website.  It is now almost 2:30 a.m., and I'm about to launch it. (Yay!)  

But, before I tell you about that, I want to let you know that I'll be posting a topic on here about where I am in my recovery.  It will be inspiring, I guarantee! :)

So, drum roll please...

My new blog is called "Hello, Gorgeous!"

It's my new lifestyle/fashion blog, and I'd love it if you followed me!

I hope you're having a fabulous day!

Lots of Love,

Friday, September 9, 2011

I have an announcement!

I didn't know if this day would ever come.  
But, it has!
I have an exciting surprise to share with you guys.  Okay.  Ready?

Are you sure?

Okay!  I'll tell you!  

I have decided to make a separate blog for my lifestyle/fashion interests.  
I am SO incredibly excited about this decision, and I just couldn't wait to share it with all of you!  I have always mixed all of my blogging topics together.  But, I'm so proud to announce that I have gotten to a point in my life where I don't really have too many things to get off my chest about my recovery.  
Simply, I have grown.  I've changed so much over the past year, for the better.  And seeing my own maturation and recovery happening is incredible.  I went from being a lost girl, struggling with extreme issues with food and body image, to a girl who loves and embraces her body.  What I thought was an absolute impossibility actually came true!

This is why I'm creating a new blog- to celebrate the separation of my LIFE from my ED issues   (since they are very minor now).

I really hope that many of you will continue to take an interest in my blogging, and will follow my new blog.  I whole-heartedly love and appreciate all of the connections that I've made through TriumphantYasi.  You are all marvelous and perfect, and you have been one of my most important tools in recovery.  Thank you, for everything that you've done.  I love you.  I will still blog on TriumphantYasi, but I cannot guarantee the frequency.

That being said, stay tuned for more info and my new website! 

Sending you lots of love for the weekend,

Thursday, September 8, 2011

TiLT/Things I Love Thursday

Hi everyone!
I hope you're all feeling fantastic.

I've seen TiLT posts everywhere lately, so I thought I'd give it a try.

Here we go...
My 1st TiLT: Things I Love Thursday.

I really hope you'll join me in doing these.  They are so fun and uplifting!

My Kitties
I love absolutely everything about them.  
They are hilarious, no matter what they are doing!

Phone shopping with my Mom
I specifically do this only with my Mom.  She is my favorite person to shop with, and we find ways to shop together even if we're not together.  
It's super fun! (And I completely trust her advice.)

I know that Uggs get hated on a lot.  
But, I adore my Uggs!  I even affectionately call them my Ugglies. ;)
They are the only boots that keep me warm all Fall/Winter long in Michigan, and they usually last me a good 2 years.

Dark nail polish for Fall
Not only do I love love looooove Fall, but I love all the cute Fall clothes, and the nail polish-- Eeee!!
This one is a really dark eggplant color.

Vintage swiped/borrowed Pieces
I've always been fascinated with people's old clothes.  Growing up, I've collected garments from my mom, dad, and even my grandma!  
This sweater is my mom's.  She bought it when she was 18!  She told me she can still remember the day she bought it.

And there you have it... my 1st TiLT!!

What are some of the things you love??

I hope you're having a fabulous Thursday!

Lots of Love,