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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Late, But Just a Few Things

Hello Friends!

I meant to get this post out on Monday, but the week got ahead of me, so here I am :) 

I fell short on my goals from last week.  They were.....No Sweets, and 10,000 Steps A Day.  My steps averaged around 8,000 a day, and for whatever reason I didn't attempt to get any more in.  I was discouraged, and well, just plain lazy.  Avoiding sweets was a big struggle for me this week.  I don't know what happened, but I failed big time with this one and my weight suffered at my weigh in on Friday.  I was up 1.4 pounds.  I don't know what is wrong with me.  I know what I should do.  I know what I should and should not eat.  Cravings get the better of me and I give in.  The bad thing is, when I give in, I totally over do it because I swear "this is the last time", therefore, I take advantage of the fact that "I will never eat this again".  This hasn't happened in awhile, but feel myself falling back into those bad habits.  This needs to stop.  I need to get a hold of it before it really gets out of control. 

 My goals for this week are

I have been finding myself stepping on the scale way to often throughout the day.  That number has been dictating my mood and most of the time it has been the reason that I've been eating what I shouldn't.  I don't want this to continue, so I told Greg to take the scale and hide it.  I will only weigh in on Fridays at my weigh in.  I will be flying blind all week, but I think it will help me stay on track.  It's going well so far :)

Enough food talk :) 


I've been wanting to let you all know that I won a drawing!!  Leah, over at My New Ending hosted a 100 day Healthy Holidays Challenge.  We posted our goals, and checked in once a week.  This really helped my stay accountable over the holidays.  Anyway, all of us that participated had our names thrown in and there was a drawing, and I won!  I was so excited!  I just love Leah, and all she stands for and was so happy to be the one chosen!  She sent me an adorable package that looked way to pretty to even open.  Inside was a gift card to Subway, a gift card to Starbucks, a cute polka-dot tote bag, a book titled, "The Best Yes", which by the way, my weight loss group is thinking about doing a book club on, and one of her Fabric Travelers Notebooks that she makes in her Etsy Shop!  I have been wanting one of these for a while now, but just never purchased one so I was extremely happy to receive this beautiful one in my package!  It is so pretty and of amazing quality so go check out her Etsy Shop .  Thank you again Leah! 


I am off Instagram.  I know, I know, I was supposed to have been off since a few posts back when I talked about it, and I was, but I found myself casually scrolling through the posts, and before I knew it I was totally back in.  Again, everything was being put on the back burner because I was spending so much time there.....Blogging, Reading, Cleaning.....  You get the picture.  I decided to quit cold turkey, so the other day at work, with my sisters support and guidance, I deleted my account.  DELETE.  There is no going back now!  I miss it, but feel a little more free if that makes since.  :)

Today, share a smile with someone who needs it. :)


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  1. That scale really can get the better of us, can't it? I also try to only step on it once a week or I'll be irritated all day as well.
    Congrats on your win! That was a really lovely package you received.
    I feel the same way about Facebook that you do about Instagram. I deleted Facebook off my phone so I don't feel the need to always check it. Now, I only hop on once a day or every other day when I use my iPad. Best decision I made last year lol.

    1. Good idea to delete it off the phone. I should do that with Facebook, so I don't get to obsessed with that now ☺

  2. Deleted IG??!! Oh my. I need to do that with fb, but am not that strong. Lol. As for the sweets, can you try putting something in your tracker ahead of time that you can look forward to, have and not feel ANY guilt? Maybe it's the I'll never have this again that's getting to you? Let's chat soon!!

  3. The sweets thing is so hard for me...it just creeps in!!!!

    I also have said 10k steps but average less than that for sure!!!

    Keep working it!!

  4. I just bought that same book you won! It was a totally random find at a bookshop I went to during my birthday getaway! I haven't started it yet because I bought a couple others along with it. Have you read it yet? I can't wait to get started!