Fat Girl Wearing Thin

Life beyond the loss.

   Dec 09

Getting Settled

Over the past couple of months I, along with the help of my terrific web-mistress Teresa, have been transitioning my blog from one host to another.  Basically this just means that my blog is like my house and I felt it was time to move to a new location.  Everything I’ve owned (articles, photos, comments, etc) needed to be packed with care and moved to its new place.  This is not an easy transition for someone who’s been blogging for over three years.

Now that I am finally settled in my new ‘place’ I’m trying to rearrange and put things back where they belong, and I think I’ve covered most everything.  However, on occasion I remember such things as, ‘Why does feed burner say that I have zero subscribers?’


So, as you can see not everything is back to normal yet. If any of you see anything that looks out of whack or if you signed up for feeds and aren’t receiving them I’d sure appreciate a heads up.  Thanks so much :)


On another note, my good friend Laura from This is Thirty is hosting a giveaway this week and the winner will receive one of my yoga art prints!  If you are still looking for a gift for that special yogi in your life (or maybe a gift just for you!) here’s your chance to score something unique for free :)

Speaking of yoga, I was taught by my amazing yoga instructor Sue how to prepare my body for a handstand.  I watched her do it first and my jaw nearly hit the floor.  I thought, ‘well now, my body is simply going to refuse to do that!) but she assured me I could do it – and I did.  For about 3 seconds, and I’m taking great care to not re-injure my back.  In fact, a friend of mine recommended that I try kinesio tape on my injured back muscle.  This is a tape that athletes use when they can’t take time off to rest the injury.  It is supposed to help strengthen and protect the injured area.  Many people swear by it.  As for my thoughts on kinesio tape, the jury is still out as I’m still waiting for mine to arrive from Amazon, but I’ll keep you posted.

Finally, I am trying to finish my last yoga painting of the year but am currently having trouble making decisions on how I want the final image to look.  Here is what I have so far:




I was hoping that a big wave of creativity filled my head while I slept last night but no such luck. Hopefully soon, though.   Have a great week, everyone.

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  1. Laura says:

    You ate so totally my yoga inspiration – I need a yoga instructor to show me how to do a handstand (wait, I need a yoga instructor too)! Hope the tape works!

    • Ellen says:

      I had my husband take photos of me preparing to do a setup for a handstand like I was taught, intending to post it here, but I couldn’t do it to save my life! lol

  2. AliJ says:

    I love the picture as it is – when I do yoga I go in with all kinds of emotions and feelings, both physical and mental. The best part is at the end when all of those feelings and emotions are mostly gone and all that is left is peace.

    • Ellen says:

      Thank you, Ali – I just finished it this evening and am glad that it is done! As far as the emotions roller-coaster ride, I can sympathize and have heard numerous times that this is quite normal. When the peace settles in, it’s the best feeling ever. Thanks for contributing to this conversation :)

  3. Val says:

    I finally dragged my a$$ back into yoga studio after…almost…FIVE…months off! Still don’t seem to be able to manage more than a weekly “official” visit, but that shouldn’t keep me from practicing at home – it makes me feel SO much better about life in general (& my ex-husband in particular 😉

    • Ellen says:

      I am the same way, Val. Things that I KNOW will make me feel better always seem to have a backseat somewhere as I do other things that should be of less importance. It must be human nature.

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