It has been almost 2 full years now that I have been on a journey.
In July of 2015, I was feeling terrible. I was so overweight that walking even short distances was painful. By that I mean that it was even hard for me to walk around a grocery store. My feet and legs were ALWAYS swollen. I had eaten myself into a diabetic diagnosis, my blood pressure was high, and daily tasks of managing my household would be exhausting.
I simply was NOT enjoying my life!!!
I honestly felt like if I didn’t do something to lose a few pounds, I wasn’t going to be around to see the next 5 years. Back then the idea of even losing a few pounds was GINORMOUS!! My goal at that point was to get back under 300 pounds (there I said it). I don’t even remember when my weight crept up as high as it was, I think it was a slow process over the years of just not taking care of me. [click to continue…]
It is the Canada Day long weekend, and this is our 150th Birthday!! So it’s a really big weekend for celebrating. As I am preparing for our big family gathering this afternoon, I got to thinking…
It was a year ago when I took my very first ever ride in a tube!
This was a very “significant event” for me in my journey to health. My sister and her husband have been into sea-doos and boats since all our kids were very small. I would guess it’s been 18-20 years worth of great memories out at the lakes. [click to continue…]
Did you know that I have been wearing glasses since I was in third grade?
I’ve never liked the feeling of wearing glasses (or how they look on my face) so in 99% of any pictures I take, I am wearing my contact lenses.
The difference now is that between all of the driving I do and all of the time I spend on my computer, my eyes get very tired and dry by the end of the day in my contact lenses.
I am at that stage in life (getting older) where I needed to start wearing progressive lenses (trifocals). [click to continue…]
Do you ever get to the point where you are just sick of cooking and sick of everything that you cook?
It’s actually been several months that I have been sick of all my old favorite low carb recipes and meals. To make a confession, I haven’t been eating as low carb as I need to be for the last few months, and I’m really feeling negative effects of it.
It’s so easy to just grab something quick, and now that I have “littles” in my house again I have to cook them well balanced (including carbs) meals. To often, I am just grabbing what they have.
The problem is that isn’t any good for me. I’ve gained about 5 pounds, I feel bloated, lacking energy, and just not on top of my game.
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I had a nice treat last week. My daughter had entered me in a Mother’s Day contest at The Body Shop, and I WON!
It took me a while to go in and claim the prize, I actually had to cancel twice, once because I had a bit of an eye infection and the second time because I had to do a trip out of town.
When I finally got in there, I was pampered with a free facial and makeover. Of course the main goal was to showcase all of their products. But it was a nice relaxing pampering session for baby K and I.
If you know anything about me, you know that I am a pretty “plain Jane” kind of girl. I don’t wear a bunch of makeup, and I normally have a really quick wash, moisturize and go routine in the morning. [click to continue…]