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Weight loss Challenge for July!

This past week has been insanely sad and crazy for me. If you read my last post you’ll know that my sweet dog passed away and I took it really hard. I tend to eat when I’m sad so I sadly gained about 3 pounds in the past week or so. I really want to focus on myself so I challenged myself (my husband challenged me too) to lose at least 7 pounds by my birthday. I’m currently 282.8 pounds as of this morning and I want to get to 275 by my birthday which is July 31st. I am starting intermittent fasting and am going to aim for 16 hours every day if I really can’t stick it on certain days I’ll do 14 only.

Today was the first day of my challenge and I am happy that I was able to fast 16.5 hours and I ate pretty good. I love my sugar and treats and I had very little of it today compared to how much I usually have! I even went and worked out at the end of the day 🙌 So fingers crossed I can pass this challenge and lose 7 or more pounds by end of July!

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Eating habits…

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I am currently babysitting and just put the boys down for the night and all I want to do is go grab a snack to munch on. Im not hungry actually I just want to eat because well it’s such a habit of mine. For years I would snack and eat just randomly, I would hardly ever let myself get hungry. I would binge eat for the hell of it, I would eat when I was emotional, stressed, etc. I had no control of it, actually I still have a hard time. But thankfully due to the intermittent fasting, at least I control it a little bit. I started fasting at 7:30pm tonight (a little over an hour ago) and I’m not hungry at all but all I want to do is go grab something to eat while I watch movies or read a book; but instead I decided to just drink water and sit here and blog. I really want to break this horrible habit of mine… any tips to help me besides for keeping myself busy and fasting???

xoxo

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Failed Intermittent fasting…

Well I didn’t fail but I did slack off! I got so sick about 3 weeks ago, with a horrible ear and throat infection and bronchitis! I had to miss 3 days of work just because I was that sick and could barely talk! On top of that my sweet sweet grandma passed away that week! So I was on antibiotics for almost 10 days if not more so I had to eat to take my pills even though I barely ate since I couldn’t swollen anything let alone liquid and pills. But yeah I got off the track of fasting and exercising! So tonight I decided enough is enough I’m going back to fasting! I’m starting to feel bloated again, I’m starting to eat more and crave sugar like there’s no tomorrow. I just don’t like this feeling anymore and want to feel how I felt when I fasted for a month! I wasn’t doing the 16:8 method as I mentioned, so I’m just going to continue to do why I was doing which was mainly listening to my body. If I was starving and was getting light headed I would end up fast before my 14 (my everyday goal was to fast for 14 hours) but I have done 15, 16 and even one 18 hour fast! So I know I can do it but it’ll just be so hard this week trying to retrain my body! So wish me luck!!! I want to document my journey to getting back on track on here!

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2019 Goals!

“Make new year’s goals. The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” – Warren McLaren

Happy New Year!!! I cannot believe that 2018 is over; it went by so so so quick. 2018 was an ok year for me, it wasn’t the best but it wasn’t the worst either; however, I am hoping to make 2019 my best year yet!

Every year I make new year resolutions and I never ever stick to it; well this year I really want to make goals rather than resolutions and I am going to try my hardest to stick to it and reach my goals.

Here are some of my goals for 2019:

  • Live a healthier lifestyle by drinking more water, exercising at least 3 to 4 times a week, and eating healthier.
  • Try to control and get rid of my OCD as much as possible; my OCD has gotten so bad in the last year with making sure everything is locked and that my alarms are on, etc. It is really really affecting me and I want to change it once and for all.m
  • Care less about what people think. I am so sensitive, emotional and such a people pleaser and I hate it…
  • Read at least one book a month, I have so many books that I have bought and haven’t read yet so my goal is to read more and hopefully blog about it.
  • Stop Procrastinating.
  • Practice photography and become more comfortable with manual setting rather than automatic.
  • Become more confident.
  • Be more positive.
  • Save more money and to stop spending on stuff that we don’t really need.
  • Cook and bake more (especially healthy options) and share here on the blog.
  • Be more in the moment especially with my husband; for example, putting our phones away at least for an hour or so and spending quality time together.
  • Be more active on social media and blogging by commenting on other’s posts and interacting with others more.

What are some of your goals for 2019???

xoxo

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Blogmas day 19: relaxation

Life can get so crazy sometimes and we can easily get stressed out! It’s so important for us to find time to relax, so I wanted to take a second to write down a few ways that I like to relax:

  • Drink tea – something about a tea really helps me relax!
  • Reading a book.
  • Watching movies or videos on YouTube!
  • Cooking/baking
  • Listening to music.
  • Sometimes driving really helps me relax.
  • Massage.
  • Taking a bath!

What are some ways you like to relax?

Xoxo

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Blogmas Day 17: Favorite quotes and sayings!

  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted! – Aeson
  • Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement! – Will Rogers
  • If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way! – Napoleon Hill
  • There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved! – George Sand
  • Always remember that you are absolutely unique; just like everyone else!- Margaret Mead
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself; it’s about creating yourself! – George Bernard Shaw
  • Change your thoughts and you change the world! – Norman Vincent Peale

These are some of the quotes and sayings that I like!

What are some of your favorite ones??

Xoxo

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Blogmas day 4: 5 things I cannot live without…

It’s crazy how we all have a few items that we cannot live without on a daily basis; so I wanted to take a second to share five items that I cannot see myself without daily…

  1. My phone – of course, isn’t this an obvious one?
  2. My contacts or glasses. I need to be able to see and since I don’t have the perfect vision I need either my contacts or my glasses.
  3. Face moisturizer- my face is so dry and I cannot go one day without it.
  4. Coffee! I’m addicted, if there’s a rare day that I don’t have coffee then I’m drinking a ton of tea to get the caffeine in me.
  5. My wedding and engagement ring- I feel so naked if I don’t have them on!

What are a few items that you have to have everyday???

Xoxo