I Haven’t Forgotten About You, Blog!

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I have been so busy, I’ve put off blogging! And I don’t like it! I even missed a two Weigh-In Wednesday posts, but I didn’t miss my actual weigh-in. The first one, I gained a few. The second one (two days ago), I lost those and a few more. I figured out that I actually wasn’t eating enough. Yes, you read that right. The week that I gained, I had a few days where I still had 15+ points left over. The next week, I made sure to get them all taken care of. Plus, that second week I got hit by the most horrible summer cold I’ve had in years. I was down for three days, unable to do more than shove Kleenex up my nose, cower on the couch, and binge-watch “Supernatural”. I’m feeling better, thank goodness, and I’m ready to keep moving forward!

I am also now less than 2 pounds away from getting my next Weight Loss Bracelet bead! And I don’t have one yet! I need to take care of that.

There are a lot of things going on right now. Work is crazy. My life is nuts. Changes could be on the horizon.

And I’m out of grits.

Another thing to add to the to-do list.

I’ll hopefully write more this weekend. I’m planning to set up a posting schedule. Mondays will be to cover my favorite recipe/food item that I’ve tried in the past week. Wednesdays will be for weigh-in and a synopsis of how my week went. Fridays will be for things I’m looking forward to when I lose weight. Since it’s Friday, I’ll leave you with this. I want to wear this outfit. This is the look I want. Girly, flouncy and feminine, but with combat boots.

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I have more motivational things and recipes pinned on my Pinterest page.  You can find that here:

My Pinterest Page

Weigh-In Wednesday and Coffee Grits

Today is another weigh-in day! And I am SO EXCITED! I am so close to my first goal!

A brief overview: When I first started Weight Watchers, my goal weight felt SO far away. I wanted to figure out a way to break it down into smaller, more attainable goals. So I came up with the idea of a weight loss bracelet. Yes, I later found the idea was already all over Pinterest, but this one’s all mine. For every 10 pounds I lose, I get a bead of some sort. I purchased my bracelet:

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It’s a black leather bracelet that wraps around my wrist three times (the fourth black band is a very old plastic bracelet my kids gave me that used to say “punk” on it). I have the first bead I’m going to put on it, and I’ve decided that I’m going to make a special trip to the store to buy a bead every time I earn one so it’s all special and stuff.

Okay…so weigh-in day.  Here are my stats, per the Weight Watchers app:

image2I’m down NINE FREAKING POUNDS since I started 19 days ago! Go me!

However, last night was a rough night for me. We are going on a week-long trip to Canada next Tuesday to watch my oldest son graduate from high school. My anxiety is in high gear over a few details, so I wasn’t able to sleep well. Also, my ankle, which had been doing SO much better, decided that last night would be a good time to get a deep ache. Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep. I think I drifted off at around 2:30 a.m. My alarm goes off at 6:15 a.m. Yeah…

Because of that, something happened that I KNEW was going to eventually happen. The hot water spigot at work is right next to the coffee spigot. And every day, I use the hot water to make my grits. But today, in my sleep-deprived lunacy, I started with a bit of coffee instead.

gritsGrits should not be this color. And I think that it might have tasted better had I used Splenda instead of my usual salt. Bleh. I better not do that again.

I WANT MY BEAD!