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Weight Loss and Rythm

Today’s daily prompt fits in perfectly with my personal weight loss journey. I’ll admit, this weekend threw me for a complete loop and I gained back almost everything I had lost since the beginning of the year. I’m getting back into my routine which is soothing and rhythmic to me. Shake for Breakfast, Shake for Lunch and a ton of snacks through out the day and a normal supper (Slim Fast says 500 calorie supper but I’m not cooking a special meal just for me when there are 4 other people to feed). I have managed to lose 3 lbs since the Monday morning and while its possible that its part of my weekly wobbling or whatever you want to call the weight fluctuations during a week, I am taking it as confirmation that I’m on the right path and have the right rhythm for me. Today one of my coworkers brought some food in and of course I had to have at least 1 piece and it was so good. It was a breakfast burrito with eggs, hash-browns, sausage and bacon. It was a good portion and filled me up just right. I do not feel the urge to go have more and more like I usually do with food bad for me. All in all I’m getting my rhythm down and I’m loving it! If you’d like to keep up to date on my weight loss journey please follow me.


Daily Prompt: Rythmic

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When I saw today that I should post about glitter, I’ll admit I laughed. I despise glitter and yet I can’t seem to get rid of it. It is in the washer, dryer and all over various pieces of clothing. I consider one of my major accomplishments that I managed to talk one of my girls out of glittery shoes and instead get the light up ones.

I also thought that maybe I should write about the glittery tears when I realized this morning that I gained most of the weight I had worked so hard to lose back just by skipping a meal and being so darn hungry. That just seems to “poor me” and doesn’t really reflect how I am and how I try to be.

I think for me the best way to look at glitter is to avoid it. Glitter tries to blind us to what is really there, whether it be shoddy workman ship, or the better person doesn’t immediately appear to be the better person.

Daily Post – Glitter

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Tire Blow Out and more…

Today has been one long day. Since I try to be spontaneous I decided today that we would do our grocery shopping in Watertown. Half way there the front drivers side tire blew out. We got really lucky as it was hardly anything as far as pull and drag. This is very similar to what our tire looked like. Erik dug out all the tools we’d need. I made sure the cars moved over by walking in front of them (that was scary but God was looking out for me) finally after about 3 hours we gave up on doing it ourselves and admitted defeat. The jack was too short to change a tire in the front and we had nothing to make it taller. We called Gary and Tammy for help. They were able to bring a different jack and we got the spare on. Went to drive away and the Trailblazer wouldn’t start. Thank the good lord that Gary and Tammy hadn’t driven away yet and they were able to give us a jump after going and getting a set of jumper cables. I was going to treat myself to new socks today since I lost 5 lbs but I spent that money on food since we spent way too much time on the side of the interstate. My motivation for today is that even though we had a lot happen to us today. I still lost 5 lbs and we are all just fine and only a bit shaken up. 

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Sick already

Well I had intended on posting yesterday but somehow I managed to get the stomach flu. Some good news is that I lost a full pound in one day! On the other hand I’ve been drinking pop and coffee today like it’s been years since I had anything to drink so bad on me. I did find out last night finally how my children will attend school while the fire in Westside is cleaned up by Intek. It looks as if they will attend school in a local church and then goto the high school for the after school program. We’ll see how well that works and if I don’t just send them to my other daughter’s daycare lady. I managed to keep food down today but it was not good food for me so back on track tomorrow. 

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How to stay motivated?

Recently I’ve been working on myself, feeling better about who I am and how I look. One of the things that I am doing is trying to get myself back into shape and slowly losing weight. When I did a google search on starting with the healthier body all I can find are articles similar to this Redbook article but nothing mentions anything remotely like I’m feeling right now. I’m breathing hard after walking 3/4 of a mile (half downhill and one block uphill). The thought of walking back is something where I’m ready to throw in the towel because I’m not sure I can walk uphill for half of that 3/4 mile. None of the articles tell me anything about how to deal with these feelings and how to find my original motivation for getting back into shape. I’m tired of being tired every time I have to do more than my bare minimum of activity. I want to be able to take off and go and not have to worry about being exhausted at the end of the day simply because of the weight I carry around.  Some of these articles I’m finding are about how they are finding their motivation to lose weight for their kids or because they couldn’t fit in their chair. Those motivate me too but my main motivation is for me. I want to enjoy my life and what I do. With that thought in mind I am now ready to tackle that hill.