There are multiple people that I follow and I enjoy reading their posts. I do have a bad habit of not leaving a reply. I’ve come to admire those that are able to keep up with the routine of posting regularly.
You’d think that as someone (me) that enjoys writing that I’d post more but I find myself posting more on my many (don’t judge me) Instagram accounts instead. Hopefully I’ll find my niche in blog land but if not, I’ll still be perfectly happy just posting when it it hits me to do so.
I was going to write a post about how 2017 went; I’ll make a separate posts on how Christmas Eve and Christmas day went because it was awesome. I decided not to because I’m focused on 2018. I have reflected back on 2017 in hopes of not making some of the same mistakes.
I’m introverted, well unless I’ve been drinking (LOL). I don’t enjoy talking on the phone. I love to write and hate small talk. I prefer bookstores, thrift stores (I loathe going to the mall). I prefer music (particularly jazz) over watching television unless it’s a documentary or a movie I think I’d enjoy watching. I love the relationship I have with God; even when my Faith is tested. I’ve also noticed that if my hair isn’t right, I don’t feel “put together”, so I need to do better at keeping myself up. I loathe heels but have learned I do better with chunkier heels. I’m a mixture of femininity, sexiness and being a rebel. I will be saying “Fuck and Fucking” a lot because those are 2 of my favorite words; hell, I just like cussing. I don’t need anyone telling me it’s “unladylike”. I plan on taking advantage of our gorgeous beach here this summer. We loved going to Bands on the Beach.
I’ve always been someone that said when I’d do something, I did it. Ya know, the kind of person you could depend on; whether it was doing something for myself or others. Over the years, I’ve sort of lost myself. I’m hoping to find her before the year is out so I can start anew for the new year.
Some things I want to get back into doing and some things that need to be done…
PRIORITY: Church. I need church. Whether it’s going to a Wednesday service or Sunday service. I’m not an overly religious person but without God as front and center in my life, life for me will always be upside down. I know that life is full of ups and downs but when you have more downs than ups, something has to change.
Volunteering in some type of capacity
Staying focused on college
Get together with other couples at least once a month; whether it’s hosting a movie night at our home or meeting up somewhere else for dinner, movies and/or drinks.
Remember that book we all read, back in the day, when we were expecting our first babies? Well here’s my blog version of that helpful little book, but it’s about the other fun thing that happens to us women. Hello. My name is Andy, and I survived menopause. And so did my husband. I remember when […]
So tomorrow I get this weight loss journey underway. I’m going to go in with positive thoughts. I know that it is going to take discipline to be successful with this. My body and health will thank me for doing so.
I’ve created a plan, which I’m hoping is sufficient. Especially since it’s been a hot minute since I’ve eaten right and exercised. I know that getting a decent night sleep will be beneficial as well. Again, discipline is going to come into bed for me ti unplug from the electronics by 10 p.m. and hopefully be sound asleep by 11 p.m.
Last week I had my first appointment with at a weight management clinic. I can tell you it was very eye opening having the doctor go over my results. I learned a lot about my body’s fat segmentation during the appointment. I will expand on that later in another post; I’m so sleepy right now.
I received my prescription for Phentermine today which I will start taking Monday. I’m just hoping that the side effects listed isn’t too bad. I do know that the medication is not long term and that I still have to put in the work. I’m going to take plenty of before and after pictures and blog about my weight loss journey, which I pray will be successful. This is the heaviest that I have ever been and considering I’m pre-diabetic and pre-hypertensive, I know that I need to start taking better care of myself.
When I worked out with a personal trainer awhile back, I wanted to shoot for around 140 but he suggested 180. I have been down to 140 and I just didn’t look right. People actually thought I was doing crack.
So as of today, the ticker below is where I stand. I have about 66 pounds to lose. That shouldn’t be too hard, right? I’m going to stay positive about this.
Chopping my hair off has been far less traumatic than watching my hair come out in clumps every.single.day. There’s not much I can do, style wise, but I’m keeping my eye on the bigger picture; achieving healthy hair while embracing my natural hair/curls.
Follow us as we explore the USA and Canada. Trips began in 2013. 2013 through 2017 trips are now in archives. See sidebar. 2018 trips begin with short trip Jan.7 with a later trip in January to Boston. Longer trips to KY-Tn begin mid-March with a trip to the American Southwest around Memorial Day. Since 2013 over 96,000 miles driven, 35,000 miles flown, and 684 days on the road. 515 blog posts written. NOTE: Nov 2017 we have started to delete some of the oldest posts and photos in order to avoid the 50% increase in fees WordPress has made.