Well, hi again! Sorry for this delay. Yet again. Keith and I are busy packing up our townhouse and we joined our church choir so we’ve had rehearsals.
Oh, so yes, packing up our townhouse – that’s because we’re moving on Saturday, February 20 into our first home! YAY!!!! It’s very exciting and has been extremely stressful. We were originally supposed to settle on Monday, February 15, but that’s Presidents Day so the banks aren’t open which means we had to change the date to the 16th. Delayed our plans by a day, but it’s alright. Just frustrating.
I have been really trying again to get into the swing of things with working out. I can’t just do pickleball, even though I love it. I need cardio and strength training in there. So, I am opening this up to my followers again – join me at the gym and we can work out together, train together, get fit together, and most importantly, SUPPORT/MOTIVATE one another. We can do this from afar, too. Daily check-ins (text/email) with each other. If this is something you want to do – lets do it! Comment in the section below. I look forward to hearing from you!
Cut the crap!
I really need to curtail eating out. For the last two weeks, breakfast and lunch have been eaten out every single day. This has got to stop. Not only does it cost too much when I have food at home, it’s also completely unhealthy and not getting me anywhere. I have no time in the morning to make my lunch and breakfast. I should be prepping the night before since it’s such an issue, but my evenings are packed and then when I do get home, I end up being too tired to do anything except go to bed – which shouldn’t be an excuse when it comes to your health.
Last week I broke down and went to see a new doctor about my weight. I hate how the first thing they assume is that you’re there for “surgery.” I am not and was not. I’m not taking that route. Give me a plan, give me guidance, and I’ll run with it. So this was a “new patient visit.” That was a waste of my co-pay and time. Basically turned into “this is what we’re about and how we do it, here’s a binder bring it to every visit and we’ll add to it.” Well, everything that was in the binder already was about the types of surgeries they do. I DON’T WANT TO HAVE SURGERY! So, I am willing to give them another shot for the next visit and see how that works out. That visit will be broken up over two visits – March 2 with the doctor and March 9 with the nutritionist/therapist. So I will remain optimistic about this.
So what all have you tried? I have tried an array of things since I can remember. At one point in my life, I tried Weight Watchers (points). I grew bored and stopped shortly after starting it. I tried Slim Fast replacement drinks for a few months, but never found that filling. Atkins tasted like cardboard – so that was extremely short lived. Then I did Sensa before our wedding. I lost 30 pounds on that over the course of like 3-4 months and felt like I could really do it without tricking my mind into shaking stuff onto my food, but that proved to be wrong. Once I had my first endo surgery (May 2014) all of that weight I lost came back. I haven’t gained any since then which is great, but I also keep hanging on to 3 pounds. I loose them and gain them back, etc. It’s a frustrating experience. What has worked for you? I get tired of hearing from people who follow me on Instagram about It Works! It’s annoying and I’m really not looking for that stuff. I end up ignoring most of it. It seems more and more people keep pushing this stuff on me. I don’t know if they’re just being pushy or if they need to meet their quota for the month and think – “oh, she’s fat/overweight, it’ll be an easy order/sale.” Sorry, nope. Not happening.
I am going to try something a friend from high school sent to me.
450 calories for breakfast, 200 calories for snack, 500 calories for lunch, 200 calories for snack, 500 calories for dinner, 150 calories for snack. However, this is a 2,000 calorie intake where I try to stick around 1,750. My plan would be to do 450 breakfast, 200 snack, 500 lunch, 500 dinner, and 100 snack. Anyone want to do this with me? I have a guide he sent me and it’s really mostly everything I already like/eat.
We can do this folks! I believe that I am not destined to be overweight for the rest of my life. I have so many things I want to… no, I have to do in my life. I hope you’re all well!!
via Kristin’s Melt Away.