Misty Cosplay

Since I started playing Pokemon Go! over the summer I’ve wanted to dress up as Misty for Halloween. :3

As stated previously with my Vanellope Cosplay I am not interested in sewing an outfit from scratch and much prefer to piece one together using real clothing items not costume items. Misty was super easy to do because I decided to go for the inspired look instead of being exact. I got red suspenders and a Togepi plush on eBay, a golden tee from Target and then used shorts and chucks that I already own and my own hair instead of a wig. It was easy, only cost me $20 and I still had children recognizing my character so wins all around! 😀 😀 😀

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Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

Happy Halloween! 2015

Happy Halloween everyone!

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Happy Halloween!

This year is the last year my brothers are trick or treating, so I had to get in on the action!

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Vanellope Von Schweetz Cosplay

I had the Nightmare before Christmas soundtrack playing the entire time we were escorting my brothers and their friends around the neighborhood! x3 So much fun!

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My Halloween Loot

Hope you enjoyed your Halloween even more than I did!

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

Temptation and Victory

Greetings Everyone and Happy Halloween!

This time of year is hard for weight loss with so many holiday goodies going around. However over the last few weeks I have drastically cut back on the amount of sweets that I allow into my diet, sticking mainly with fruit and sugar free snacks and have been getting a lot more decisive with my use of “No.” By combining diet and exercise I have dropped 8 pounds in the last three weeks.

Today my employer had a special treat for their employees: box after giant box of donuts, and big containers of coffee and pumpkin spice cappuccino. Mmm.

So this morning I decided I would have a donut, after all it’s Halloween right? I went down to the cafeteria got my cup of coffee and a plain donut and headed to the staircase. I made it only 10 feet when my steps came to a stop and I started staring at the donut in my hand. It was cold and dense and filled with sugar and gluten. I could already feel the weight of it in my stomach, the sugar crash and the unchecked cravings that were sure to follow. The donut now looked neither innocent nor appealing. I gulped hard. Desperate for a way out, I asked a coworker if she would split it with me. She declined. I was stuck with the whole donut.

Burdened, I dragged my feet back to my desk where the donut was promptly wrapped up into a napkin and placed in my purse so I wouldn’t think about it. This provided momentary relief but still weighed heavily on my mind. “What do I do with it? I am not going to eat it.” After a while of working I finished my coffee and threw the disposable cup away. It was then I had a sudden realization that I could do the same with my unwelcome sweet.

On my next break I walked over to the garbage can, drew it out of my purse and I threw that whole donut away, and it felt good.

Afterward I was so empowered I wrote “Donut, you will not defeat me!” in my journal and it was a breeze to decline the candy basket when it came around.

Weight loss it a battle but I am ready for the challenge. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San