Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sometimes There Is Just One and Done

That was the type of day I had shopping for the store. It was a one and done day. I searched high and low and only found this 1950s vision in white. But she is all I need, quality over quantity.

Xoxo,
Monique, Twirl Vintage Co.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Our Anniversary in the NOLA

So, this past New Years, my husband and I celebrated our 2nd Year Anniversary in the Big Easy. That's right, good ole' New Orleans.  Between the live jazz and the beignets, this has got to be one of our favorite cities! We ate, we danced, and we fell in love all over again. It was a magnificent trip for us both. So here are the pictures that I forgot to share with you all.   By the way, I am looking for a ww point friendly beignet recipe as we speak. 


Cafe Du Monde - Home of the heavenly beignets and creamy coffee

Yummy, yummy......beignets and coffee.  There has got to be a Weight Watchers recipe for these....
Antique stores are a must visit in the NOLA

Live music is every where......




These kids were absolutely amazing!!!

Hard to believe, but this was at the Walgreens....lol

The food at Jacques - Imos is A 1! The Alligator Sausage is to die for...I'm just sayin! lol

I had to get a picture because you would not have believed me otherwise....
 
The happy couple. 
The weather did not agree with my hair, but thats what New Year's head bands are for, right?
 



Just so you know, they don't drop the ball in the NOLA, they drop "the baby".
Anyway, I know I'm late showing these pics, but I'll do better next time.

xoxo,besos
Monique, Twirl Vintage Co.

 
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Weight Watchers Update No. 1

Okay, so here goes...

I just signed up for Weight Watchers on - line and not because of all of those commercials with Jennifer Hudson's skinny twin singing about a "New Day" to the top of her lungs.  By the way,  I LOVE me some Jennifer Hudson.  Anyway, I signed up because the truth is that I don't like the direction that my weight and overall health has taken. I have always struggled with weight, but now this has become a civil war between my body and my mind. Physically, I feel exhausted by the smallest effort to move on a treadmill and mentally, I sometimes can't see myself smaller than my current weight. Therefore, self -motivation is a challenge.  

No matter what I do, I just can't seem to keep the weight off. But then it dawned on me one day. The reason I can't keep the weight off is because I honestly don't know how to.  All of the diets that I have been on, Atkins, No Carb and Low Carb, B12 shots, LA Weight Loss, South Beach, etc. mainly focused on how to lose weight but  maintenance is usually the last 5 pages in the book.  Additionally, by the time I get to maintenance, I have already broken the diet due to the strict and impossible eating requirements. Why did I do these ridiculous diets you say? Well I wanted to lose it FAST!  The pressure to lose 30 lbs. in 2 months  is HUGE! Even previously pregnant celebutantes make you feel worthless if you can't drop a load of LBs in a nano-second.

So since the fast track does not help me sustain the weight loss or even adapt realistic eating habits, I am assigning the "slow and steady" pace to my journey towards a healthier and happier me. Not only will I focus on losing weight this time, but I will also learn the following: 

1.   I will learn how to eat for nourishment and for my overall health,

2.   I will learn how to prepare my foods with fresh ingredients that are not high in   saturated fats, sugars, or salts.  Fastfood be DAMNED!

3.   I will learn how to provide healthy,well prepared meals for me and my husband, so that we will be able to cook healthy meals for ourselves and our future children. I have picked one day a week, Sunday, to cook for both me and husband from a Weight Watchers cook book that has been in my possession for over a year.  Be on the look out as I share the good recipes with you all.

4.   I will eagerly include physical activity in my schedule 5 days a week to build up my energy levels and to provide my body with the oxygen that it needs to carry me through my lifetime. 


Before Picture #1 - 216 lbs. - June 11, 2012

I know these are lofty goals, but that is why I am sharing this journey with you; I need to be held accountable.  I hope that by doing this, you will help me stay the course and that I will inspire you to start yours if you are facing the same battle. You will be my on-line support group.   I didn't understand the value of a support group until my first Weight Watchers meeting.  It was AMAZING! I was so scared because I didnt know what to expect, but it is the best thing that has happened to me because now I don't have to feel alone  in my journey. So thank you in advance for letting me do this and yes, I will continue to post beautiful vintage in the store and from the past. There just might be a twist here and there. hehehe.

xoxo,besos
Monique, Twirl Vintage Co.

 
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Who's Wearing Twirl Vintage?

Lauren, that's who!  And she looks absolutely fabulous in the dress pictured below.  I was really sad when this beautiful 1960s cobalt blue and sunrise orange - circled skirted piece - of - confection by Arnetta New York sold out last week. But imagine my elation when Lauren sent me a convo featuring snaps of her rockin this dress and looking AMAZING in it!! Check out her pics below!!!



Amazing right!??!!

And look at that beautiful skirt. She is super cute! Great choice Lauren, you look awsome!

By the way readers, If you have a picture of yourself wearing something from Twirl Vintage Co., please share it and send it to us at twirlvintageco@yahoo.com  It really makes us happy to see our inventory finding a great home with vintage lovers like yourselves.  In fact so happy that we will give you a discount code for 20% off of your next purchase every time you submit a pic of yourself rockin your new purchase from Twirl Vintage Co. ! No duplicate submission please!

xoxo,besos
Monique, Twirl Vintage Co. 

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