Good Morning to all. Looks like I am taking a day to rest from work. I have a head cold and it seems like the little bugger got the best of me, so I feel better to rest today so I am not down for the count for my Birthday and Christmas.
Speaking of my upcoming Birthday. We are going to Musso and Frank’s, a bucket list must and I am so excited. I am not only celebrating my late December birthday on the 21st but my 20 pound weight loss since I began this journey, ( 30 pounds since January). I am also celebrating the fact that I am following up on all of my plans as I go into the New Year. I am content to say I did not give up, and as I make my new New Year’s resolutions I will be so inspired and motivated. I am so happy I am taking on this project with more to come in 2014. I am so grateful that I have met so many amazing people who have touched my heart. All of this in six months.
A birthday dinner means a new dress, and I found one I love in a size medium. I just need to accessorize it with shoes etc and I am good to go.I had planned to only shop when I got to my final weight, but when nothing fits except your workout clothes shopping is a must. It is a lot more fun when you are losing weight.
I may be under the weather, but my spirits are so high. The toy drive is in full swing, and I will be shopping for my toys this weekend. I need to write out some Christmas cards, so since I will be resting today I have the perfect opportunity to do so, and maybe some reading too.
Wishing you a beautiful day.
Good Morning to all and Happy Saturday. I am headed to the beach, a late start since my husband James got in late from the Dodgers game last night. I am in a reflective mood today, so this post will be definitely short and sweet. When I feel like this I usually write poetry, but I have not had the alone time to do so, so maybe I will do a little scribbling at the beach. I am a dreamer, my head is always in the clouds so the beach may be perfect for my mood.
I have discovered a new autumn snack obsession. I love mixing real canned pumpkin with fat free sugar free Greek yogurt and a bit of cinnamon. I found a decadent substitution for the pumpkin, but you have to be diligent about the portion size, this stuff is really dangerous. Trader Joe’s now has pumpkin cream cheese, and two tablespoons is only 70 calories and 5 grams a fat. Mix those two tablespoons in your fat free Greek yogurt and boom you almost have pumpkin cheesecake. It is amazing but make sure you measure, this stuff is addictive. I love it, since I have not allowed myself a cheat day yet these little substitutions get me through. A little bit with jam on a whole wheat English muffin and tea is a lovely treat too.
Off to Malibu, wishing everyone a bright and beautiful weekend. Love and Light from my west coast home to yours.
Yesterday was Friday, and I woke up to a splitting headache which would not go away all day. I decided this week on Friday I would take my rest day. I was still sore and a little tired. To rest or not to rest, for me it is a bit of a frightening concept. From what I hear from people it can me important to let your muscles recover. So I chose to rest and now the headache is history. My potassium feels really low, my lips are twitching so I am downing a large coconut water. That should do the trick. I tend to be low on potassium and I am assuming with all the work I am putting in I am definitely losing extra. I will make a point to tell my Dr since I may need a supplement.
Last night we went to an early dinner and I am so proud that I stayed on track. I even got my hour long speed walk done between dinner and our movie. That meant no time for a shower or time to change for the movie, I am dedicated! At the movie I drank bottled water, and did not succumb to the buttery popcorn that seems to make a movie all the more fun. It was a scary film too, and the popcorn would have been a delicious distraction but I did not give in.