So since this is a weight loss blog (along with my life blog) I figured it’s time to be totally honest with you guys and tell you how it really is, at least for me that is.
As much as I would love to say I lost 60 lbs and have been doing awesome it would be a lie that would make Pinocchio nose grow longer then a 50’ Christmas tree. Now I didn’t gain all my weight back, just almost 1/2 of it. You see, finding out Mike was going to college far away, dealing with family illness, dealing with hubby issues, well dealing with some negativity stuff I just did not handle well. I did try and I tried hard but I guess not hard enough to be where I was really happy. So this brings me to now and the beginning of another journey to losing 30 lbs and getting to a happy healthy weight.
I can’t go backwards, I can look back and learn though and I think that’s what I have been doing this month. I chose September to get back to life. Get back to taking care of me and getting happy, healthy and strong again.
I joined in on Allan’s Challenge, Grandson of the DDD Challenge. I know how some of you feel about Allan and I am not here to argue with you. I’m here to just say he has helped me in many ways both personal and business and most importantly the weight loss so I’m giving this challenge my all. I’ve lost 9 lbs so far and am hoping to keep it up. It’s a bit difficult working the two bus jobs, a daycare day here and there, activities, scouts, family and more but I am going to give all. I’m not going to share or post regularly about this challenge. This one is for me to get back to where I want to be before the holidays start up. However I still think blogging and be accountable for what I’m doing is a big help so once a week I’ll check in and tell you what’s what and how things are going. What I’ve learned and what stupid stuff I’ve done to not get to where I want to be.
I’ll still be sharing my regular life too, heck I have too cuz sometimes there are things that just have to be shared.
Like being a gardener here. It’s a “cabin” for our neighbors. They have worked hard in their lives and now have this cabin up here on our lake and they had planted some 20 new 5-6’ pine trees and since it’s dry here I water them 3 times a week for better than an hour each day. It’s not a money maker but I was able to get groceries without any problems the past couple of weeks.
My walking partners this weekend were much different then my usual ones. As we were walking by our neighbors farm these guys/gals ran over to the fence and joined us from fence line to fence line.
My usual partners.
My mama’s room is now finished except waiting for some wall art to put up. I bought her a new sewing machine, sorta like mine (mines the in the back), and she’s already made drapes for the kitchen and repaired some of my dad’s jeans.
Today between bus runs I’m roasting these. I get home after 6 each night (my day starts at 6) and starting next week I even have some activities that will get me home after midnight, so planning is the key to all my meals now. Thank goodness for menu ideas because I’m a menu dummy and for some stupid reason can’t put two and two together to make anything decent. But my garden is doing awesome so here’s what I did up.
Carrots, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, some purple weird ones I tried out, yellow, red, orange and green peppers, garlic, zucchini, and acorn squash. Add a bit of chicken breast and there is at least 3 good dinners here and a lunch too. I have tomatoes galore so will slice some of them up to add to the mix. Can’t beat it.
So that’s life here. Learning to eat right, make a living and combine the two into making me healthy, wealthy and wise.
Blessings my friends!