Day 20

Almost through January and I’m still going strong. Woot!

I did have some junky food the other day, but other than that I’m doing good, eating healthy and exercising. 

It’s been cloudy and rainy and since the temps are in the 40s, 50s, and some times even the 60s, it’s MUDDY.  Ugh. I am totally ready for some snow. Let’s get this over with! There are 59 days til Spring!

I cannot wait for sunshine and bonfires and camping and spending lots of time in my hammock.  So.. let us get some snow so it actually feels like winter for a bit lol.. then we can move along to spring!


Day 12

Shakeology every day. Eating relatively well. I need to up my veggie intake though. No soda, except maybe twice. Lots and lots of water. I’ve cut dairy WAAAY back. I still have a slice of cheese here and there, and I’ve been having a cup of kefir daily, but that’s a drastic reduction for me. 

I’ve noticed two major changes. One is my belly bloat, it is gone. The other, is that whatever has been wrong with my face all these years, appears to be clearing up. (Think rosacea, only that’s not what it is…)

I’m very pleased with both changes. 

Off to run errands and get a few groceries, then home to do laundry and get my work out in. 

Have a fantastic day y’all!! 

Day 10

I did a Slim in 6 workout today. I did it last week too.

I cried. In frustration. I’m too fat to do some of it. That’s maddening. But instead of letting it lead me to defeat, I’m using that feeling to push me onward.

I don’t want to be fat any more.

Plain and simple. 

I got through it, even though I had to stop once or twice, and when I couldn’t do a particular part, I just kept moving. 

I felt like puking when I was done. I drank a water and then made a Shakeology with banana and got over it.

I know this isn’t going to be easy. And I know I’m only going to get out what I put in. I’m going to work out 3 days a week for now.. 

My knee is so shot. I cannot do lunges. It gives out on me completely. I fell down twice as a result. I’m just going to do what I can. 

Also, side planks can suck it. 


Day 9

I joined a challenge group with my Beach Body coach today. This means that I have to exercise.  Have to. No excuses.  😬 

I weighed myself and took measurements. I’ve been eating well despite being so sick as of late. I’m down 7 lbs in a week. I don’t get too excited about that, as it was all bloat, but I’ll take it either way!

I’m still feeling pretty pokey, but I’m a lot better today. Gonna exercise a little later. I slept in today, so I had a late breakfast and I’m full. I love cooking a yummy, healthy breakfast though. Best meal of the day! 

I have so much to do, but I don’t want to over do it. I’m still feeling very low on energy. Ugh. Guess I better get to it! 

Day 8

Still fighting this infection. My face HURTS. This is ridiculous. 😖. 

I’ve been eating extremely well, regardless of how I feel. Fresh fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and lots of water. I just cannot exercise with any regularity yet. The sinus pressure I have is unreal. I’m quite uncomfortable at the moment.

Whining aside, I’ve had to lie low and rest and that gives me lots of time to think. 

Year after year, I say that I’m going to do this, and I’m going to do that. I’m going to quit drinking (I like me rum!) I am going to drink more water and not drink soda! I’m going to lose this weight!

And every year, I never even make it to February.

I also have a long list of stuff I want to do. Nothing crazy. Little things like clean out my office, finish a few crafty things I started and didn’t finish, print out some of my photographs to hang in our home, create a calendar of my photos to give as gifts to the people who enjoy my photography… it goes on and on. 

I feel like I’m running out of time. I sit and think of all these little things I want to do, that don’t mean a thing to anyone but me, and I get overwhelmed. No more of that. What will be, will be.

I’ll let you know how I do 😬

Day 5

Whatever I’m fighting really knocked me on my butt the last 2 days! Wow. I’m much better now, but still have a slight sore throat and I’m still all stuffed up. I’m not going to complain though.

My sleep pattern is all screwy though because I basically slept the past 2 days off and on around the clock. I’ve had about 4 hours tonight, which is crappy.. but I don’t feel too bad. 

I’ve been eating well, except for ramen noodles at 1 a.m. Lol.. I was craving salt in a BIG way, and given my thyroid condition, my doc told me to give in to that craving once in awhile. Which reminds me, I need my iodine levels checked…

I’ve been drinking tons of water and have only had 2 Diet Pepsi’s since Saturday. That’s big for me. I’ve never been able to kick that habit!

I’ve not had any coffee either, which I will have this morning. I like my morning cup ☕️ 

I was just thinking about all of the little things I need to do in the immediate future.. so when I make my groceries list today, I’m gonna make my to-do list, and get crackin’ on it. It’ll ease my mind and maybe all that crap won’t swirl around in my head at night when I’m trying to sleep! 

I’m going to see if I can’t snooze a bit more before I need to get up and shower and do the adulting that needs done today. 
Have a good one! 

Day 3

So far I’ve had no trouble getting in enough water. With this cold I’m battling, it’s been easy. It’s only 6 a.m. and I’ve already had 2 glasses. Now I’m having some tea with honey and lemon. My food intake hasn’t been adequate, but only because I cannot eat when I cannot taste my food. I’ve basically had a Shakeology shake for breakfast, no lunch because I’ve been sleeping, and soup for dinner. 

I’ll have my Shake here in a bit. My throat really hurts. 😞 

I’ve got to run my mom to physical therapy and the hubby to a doctor appointment later today. Ughhh. 

Hoping the ol’ throat eases up some today!