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What is your reason?

What is your reason for getting healthy? Mine is because I want some kind of control over my aging. I am 45 years old and I can see changes starting. Just because I am getting older doesn't mean I have to LOOK older. Yes, it's true that I want to look better. But I want to feel better too. I want to go for a walk without getting winded. I want to enjoy summer without sweating like mad. (well, peri-menopause may have something else to say about that) I want to feel like me, instead of the extra-large me that is always hiding. Add in all the health reasons, and that's why I'm doing it. I just want to feel better and be the best me that I can be. Not that there's anything wrong with being round. If you're happy, then rock it! There's no shame in that. The thing is, I am not happy (well, maybe sitting around my house I am, but not in public) and I am going to change it. Because I can. My journey has been a slow process. But it's not over. I st
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I'm stuck...

I'm stuck... The scale has not moved in the last 3 weeks. I mean, it's good it didn't go up, but it just stayed the same. And that is disheartening. I can't pinpoint what I need to change. I've been doing my shakes, watching the junk (depriving myself of things I want and making better choices), and eating more salads. The only things I can think of is I'm not exercising and some nights I've been breaking my own rule and eating a snack after 8pm. Granted, I did eat some lunchmeat yesterday. Maybe I'm retaining water from that. I wish I could go to the gym, but I'm not comfortable yet due to COVID. Yes, I'm over cautious about it (and that's my choice) but I wish things were back to normal. I liked using the treadmill and then a few machines like the Ab thingy. I try not to let the scale own me, but watching numbers drop is more motivation then numbers staying the same. I need to get outside and walking. Motivation is key - right

No Bueno

Well, this week's weigh in was a bust. I didn't lost anything. But I knew that would be the case, because my whole body felt weighed down, like I was full of fluid. So I can only think the numbers on the scale weren't accurate. I don't know why I felt so bloated all weekend? We've been eating a lot of bagels - maybe that's it. I tried to drink my water this week, and thought I was doing pretty well. All I can do is get back at it tomorrow. That's all you can ever do - keep at it! I was hoping to find something to replace water in the afternoon, something that would still hydrate me, but no luck yet. Water can be hard sometimes... What keeps me going is how far I've come. I realized since I started this journey in 2018, I've lost 2inches off my stomach, and 4 inches off my hips. It might be small, but it's something, and it has stayed off. Small victories, and time to keep at it for more results! I have a goal, and I am determined to

Are you the Turtle or the Rabbit?

I'm the Turtle. Slow and steady wins the race... Lately I really feel like one! Since March. I admit, I got lazy - and I liked it! Who doesn't like sitting? A lot. But as you can see from my posts, I started to watch what I was eating again. Adding lots of veggies and watching my portions. I never gave up, I just got lazy. It was easier. But it was time to get back into it. And... It's working. :) Down 2 more pounds. - Go Me! - It makes me WANT to see those numbers drop on the scale each week. It makes me look forward to weigh in day. Strange, right? So, I gave myself a modified goal. I decided that once I reach my total weight loss goal, I will reward myself with a new tattoo that I not only want, but will remind me every day to never give up on being healthy. It's going to take me about a year, give or take a few months, to reach at my slow-and-steady-pace but it will be worth it. And will give me plenty of time to design the tattoo and save up for

Back at it - One meal at a time

I am on week two of really trying to get back at my healthy lifestyle. I have not started exercising yet though. I am not comfortable going back to the gym at all. And I cannot wear a mask while exercising (I call it like it is, I'm overweight and out of shape. Exercising for me means I'm huffing and puffing and my face is the first thing to get red and hot. Wearing a mask while doing that sounds like a death wish to me...FYI- disclaimer- I wear one every time I go out in public though) I fear I would suffocate, and let's not even discuss my issue with germs in a gym where everyone is sweating and huffing and puffing. But all that is just me - I am not judging anyone for their beliefs during this COVID time. But, I digress... I've been watching the calories, making better choices, and drinking all the water. 2lbs the first week This week started out pretty good. But as the middle of the week closed in, things got more difficult. I wanted carbs. I settled for grah

Eating in 2020 - in other words, the Pandemic Diet

Eating in 2020 - in other words, the Pandemic Diet? I don't know about you, but in this house, we got real comfortable eating junk again. Before this virus crashed all of our lives, I was refusing to bring boxed, frozen, and preservative packed foods into our house. But, then the virus reigned havoc down on the grocery aisles. Typical things I was so used to buying were nowhere to be found. And even now, have you noticed how everything is so much more expensive then it was last year? I can spend $100 and have no idea what I really bought, and still only have 1 or 2 dinners out of all that food. And even Sam's Club. I always counted on them for chicken and ground meat. Over the past few months it's been a guessing game on if they will even have any. (and the last time we bought their chicken it was really gross. It was tough and chewy no matter how you cooked it - ew) Are you able to find the things you want from the grocery stores? Has your eating habits changed?

It's Time to be Awesome

Yesterday I started over (wait, have I said that before?) I watched my calories, and drank my shake for lunch (instead of eating something) and tried to get in my water. It was rough. When you get used to eating foods, and not so healthy foods, it is hard to not eat them. And you crave them. You mistakenly think you need them. And it sucks. And it's hard. But if you want it bad enough, you'll try. And I am. I am trying again today. I will take this one day at a time - no, one meal at a time. We (meaning my husband and I) ordered Fit Boards. Yep, we did. Yes, the ones you saw on Shark Tank. I'll let you know if they work. I got very used to snacking in the morning and the afternoon and the evening. Did you? This quarantine made me lazy. I look at the room and say "I should vacuum/dust" then I don't. And I keep thinking I am not going anywhere this summer, so what am I fighting for? Then I see people on tv like former WWE wre