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Thursday, October 1, 2015


Happy happy October... this is a great month.  Next week - My birthday, my anniversary and off to New York and then we move!  BIG BIG things for me this month.  My posts will likely be short and sweet (and maybe sparatic) for the rest of this month.

With that said... I know I'm overwhelmed... I can feel it.  I can feel the constant stress... and it will be like this until we move and are settled.  It's not a good feeling for me, nor do I handle it well.

I didn't track that well this past week and I really wanted to.  I found myself going back a few days and trying to remember what I ate and when... guessing at the points.  I'm sure I missed things, but it did help put into perspective how bad I really do when I don't think about it.

I do want to do better this week... I really do.  But I think my goals have to be super tiny right now, because it just stresses me out more when I don't meet them.  So my tiny goal this next week is to get to the gym at  least 3 times.

I need to get my gym time in because soon I will be off to New York... and with that comes food and entertainment.  A lot of walking too, but I'm pretty sure not enough to work off all the stuff we will try while out there... and after I get back we will have two weeks before I move.

It's also a busy time for me at work.  So I need to stay focused on that as well.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Working to Feel In Control

Well this week I lost 1 lb. I'm a little surprised as I was a bit over on my points... but I tracked most days, worked out and was packing.  I could obviously lose move if I try to stay within my points.  But I'm still working with baby steps here, so my goal is to track all 7 days regardless of what I eat.

I was able to get to the gym 3 days this past week, so that is also a very good accomplishment.  I only have one more to go before I hit my goal for my healthcare insurance and get my $20 back.  I looked at how well I did this year and for the year my goal was to get my 8/month in each month so I'm not wasting my gym membership.  I can say since February, I've made it each month (I set the goal in mid-January) except for June.  The reason for June is that's the month we prepped to put our house on the market and I was getting plenty of work outs in at home.

I'm feeling a bit more in control and definitely better day to day by eating a bit healthier.  I haven't felt like this in a while, so I'm proud of myself for that.

We are still packing and going gang busters here, we want to be in a good place before our vacation so that we're not rushing that last week and a half.  So I feel very in control there too.

Things are coming together for me.  It will be harder as time goes by as we are trying to eat everything we have in the house before we move - so meals will get interesting :)

Either way...

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Making myself a priority!

Well, I lost what I gained last week.  So that's good.  I know I made some better choices and was trying to stay a little more concious of what I was doing for the week.  But I didn't track at all.  My goal for this week is to track a minimum of 4 days.  I know I can do that, hell I know I can do all 7 but lets start small so we can make ourselves feel better.

Unfortunately I feel like I'm getting sick... that may be a plus and help me lose weight though.  ha ha!

This past 7 days has been a whirl wind... we got an offer on our house (finally and it was decent AND we took it), we made an offer on a house (I knew the one I wanted and glad I didn't miss out on this one, but the people were very unreasonable OR their Realtor is just an idiot or doesn't know what he's doing yet -- very young, unprofessional and in my opinion lazy and "spoke" for his clients when he shouldn't have... my poor realtor)... we did finally come to an agreement.  Inspections have been done on both houses... both came out well.  Almost all my loan documentation is done (yay!)...

and now the packing begins... We close in a month and 10-ish days.  So we have time, but we have a lot of stuff and both have separate vacations we're going on.  So that's a week gone for both of us... so we basically have a month to pack and plan how we're going to move our stuff. (I'm working on that right now)

Anyway - I am less stressed (kind of) and should be able to pack, go to the gym and make myself a priority and eat healthier.  That is my goal for this week.

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Shake it off!

I haven't blogged in a few weeks... one was because I wasn't around for weigh in and the other I just didn't have time last week.

I'm still not on track.  I am going to the gym (the minimal amount) but not doing well with food.  I'm not sure why I can't get myself back on track - I know I need to.  I'm taking a trip in one month and probably won't have anything to wear... and another trip in January.


I have to shake this off.  I have to focus on me.  This house selling stuff makes me so emotional and stressed out.  I don't want to cook much in case we get a showing request.  I can't have my house smelling weird.  We just went through a house yesterday that smelled bad and it totally turned me off, so I feel somewhat justified... but when we go out to eat, I make bad decisions when I could actually pick something decent.

I will figure this out!  I have to!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Lagging Behind, But NOT Giving Up

Sorry, I didn't have time to post last week... I had a work event on Thursday and then held a graduation party at my house for about 25 people (my house is not that big - we got creative as it was HOT AS HELL) and then we had the kids through Monday.

So, I'm not doing well.  Struggling a lot.  Not tracking my food.  Eating what I want.  Blah Blah Blah...

I'm like most overweight people... I'm an emotional eater and food makes me feel good while I eat it.  And then after, I feel all kinds of guilt and more unhappy.

I've gained over the last two weeks, no surprise.  I haven't made time for the gym (feel guilty about that).  I'm unhappy with the way our house is doing on the market.  All kinds of negativity in my life... and I do not do well with negativity.

We are going away for the weekend to my in-laws place... where there's always good food and some drinking.  Drinking I can "manage" usually... I'd rather eat.  I'm going to try and at least be concious of what I'm eating, but the menu is not weight watcher friendly.  It never is.

For the rest of the time, I'm going to track.  I'll probably try and track there too, but it may get discouraging for the rest of the week... so that'll be a game time call for me.

I'm not giving up.  I'm not letting go.  I'm still down 50 lbs from when I originally started... I've just hit a huge speed bump.  I will get back on track... I'll try to control my emotions.  I'm not giving up!

I can't wait to be Healthfully Ever After.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Still Plugging Away

I'm still here, I'm still semi-focusing.  I'm not back 100% yet.  I did make it to the gym 1 time this week and I went Stand Up Paddleboarding, where I sat most of the time... but hey I went!

What I'm most proud of this week is that I turned down going to brunch with my family.  I responded with, I would really like to go but I probably shouldn't... and they responded with I'm proud of you.

I did not count my points most of the week, but I did a few days.  Not enough.  I lost this week, in spite of having my period.  So here's to still plugging away and must try harder!  What do I want more????

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fun Fun Fun

This last week was jam packed with fun.  We had our daughter here for 4 days... we did a ton of fun stuff but most of it involved some hefty meals... which in turn makes that darn scale go up.  So weight wise, a terrible week.

But all the activity we got in was incredible...
1) kayaking and paddleboarding
2) hiking in the minneapolis park system
3) walking around in st. paul
4) party where there was a ton of moving around to do

Ok, well maybe it doesn't sound like a lot, but one day alone I got 8 activity points... walked almost 15,000 steps, climbed over 30 flights of stairs all while sweating in the hot humid weather.  It was fabulous.

However... I know I keep saying this, but I really need to get on track.  I must.  I cannot go back to where I was startng out in January (my re-start) and I'm half way back there.  I've gained a lot of weight in the last 3 weeks.  Time to get it back off.

Will be getting back to the gym!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

p.s. the house hasn't sold yet... not even a showing in the last week.  fingers crossed that the open house this weekend brings in some potential buyers!  Stressful, depressing and hard to stay motivated!