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Hey guys.

It’s been a rough few weeks. The job hunt has really got me down, and I’ve been really self-conscious. And instead of working through it, I just shut down. I know its not really a healthy way to deal with things, but sometimes I get really overwhelmed and revert back to my old habits. But I’m tired of living this way. And the only way its going to change is if I actively make the change. And its going to be hard, and there are days where I won’t want to do it, but I know I have to need to do this, if for no one else but me. Because, contrary to what I may think, I am totally worth it.

Is It Spring Now?

According to my phone (because I’m too chicken to go outside personally), it’s 32 degrees outside. Last time I checked, it was almost April. The Vernal Equinox has passed, has it not? Then, please, tell me why we’re having a second helping of Winter?!

Let’s pretend it’s Spring. Just for a little bit. Come, have some tea with me.

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So, some updates. I haven’t weighed in yet. Sorry. But I went to the doctor with hubby (who has lost 10 pounds!) and Doctor’s orders are to go for a 1/2 hr walk 5 days a week! Which means We go for a 1/2 hr walk 5 days a week! I’m really excited. I’m hoping that will help both of us drop some of these extra pounds!

I’ve also noticed that after I’ve been eating healthier food, when I eat things that I know are bad for me (fried food, etc) I feel worse than usual. I think I’m ok with this though. It’s more motivation to not eat the bad stuff. I discovered this on Saturday, when my brother kidnapped me for dinner. We split a fried food platter, and by the time I got home, I felt terrible. But I got a cute picture before the food showed up!

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And then Sunday morning we went out for the day. Wandered around the main street of a local down, had a delicious breakfast, and when we got home, I had hubby capture this cute pic.

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Oh, so, speaking of going out a lot, I just wanted to give you all a little boost. You really can eat healthy (or at least healthier) when you eat out. For example, when we went out on Sunday, the boys (hubs and my brother) both logged their breakfast around 1200 calories. (Yeah, yikes…) My breakfast only cost me 900. And despite the fact that that’s still high, it’s also still 300 calories less than their breakfast. I also wasn’t hungry until like 4…. In fact, I still had about 900 calories at the end of the day. So just think about what you’re eating. I’m not saying you can’t have that cheesy, delicious double cheeseburger, I’m just saying you don’t need to finish your fries. :) Don’t push yourself. Despite what Mama said, you don’t have to finish what’s on your plate, especially with restaurant’s over-sized portions.

 

Back On Track

I have not forgotten you, my little chick-a-dees!!

Things have just been a little crazy with hubby being so unwell. But I have a picture for you!

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And some updates: I weighed in on Tuesday @ 265, but I’m not worried, because I usually put weight on around that special time. But we’ve started walking, so I’m hoping that will keep progress going. I’ve got yarn group tomorrow night, so we usually have dinner at the mall. But then we also walk a few laps around the mall. So it kind of balances out. Plus, we usually get sushi, so it’s not like I’m eating french fries and nachos. :)

But my timer is going off for my banana bread, so I’ll see you guys tomorrow!

Second Winter

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Yesterday was 65 degrees F. The day before was 60. Tomorrow is supposed to be 51. So tell my why IT’S ONLY 20 DEGREES RIGHT NOW?!?!?!?!?!?! And to make things really interesting, the heat has been off (as in, we have no control over our heat). So it’s only 50 inside. So hubs and I are curled up on the futon with all the blankets we could find trying to keep warm. And tea. Lots of tea. Yeah.

Distractions and 3 Pounds

Did I say double dose? Yeah… Sorry. As per usual, I got distracted. But every day is a new chance to try again!

So, let me fill you in. I had an awesome time bowling with my peeps on Saturday/Sunday. Sunday I stepped on the scale for my weekly weigh-in, and I lost 3lbs. 3 pounds in 1 week! I am really excited. I know it won’t always be like this, but this little victory will keep me motivated. Monday was a busy day at work, but I was super close to my goal of 10,000 steps (I was about 1800 steps away!!) Hubby and I also went for a walk on Monday, which was great. Today I went on a walk with my grandfather. If the weather holds, I want to try to keep walking every day. But it’s supposed to get really cold again Thursday. Ugh. I’m just hoping we can avoid more snow.

So, here’s today’s selfie:

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And my goal for this week: Meet my Steps/Day Goal!!

Midnight Bowling

Finally I get to go out! Bowling tonight with my favorite people! But its after midnight, so you all will get a double dose of me today! Aren’t you lucky!?

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Long days and short posts

Today was a long day. Work from 9-4, dinner with my mother-in-law, then yarn class from 7-9. So, short post!

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Please forgive my terrible lighting, but my phone is fighting with me. >.<

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