Monday, January 26, 2015


Yep. That was the number on my scales two weeks ago. I don't get it. I just don't. What I do know is I WILL NOT stay at this number... thus the colorful background. I'm celebrating that this is the begining of the end.

I know I say that a lot but seriously, I really do try. I'm not a binge eater, I seldom eat candy... the jar of fall  M & Ms on my desk from autumn 2013 is a perfect example. I've gone from a full size Pepsi at least every other day to a Pepsi mini - and not being able to drink a whole one - maybe once a week. (ADDED NOTE: This was prior to the 190 pounds. I've not had a Pepsi in almost a month as of this post) I still take my vitamins with Mello Yello but a 20 oz will last me over a week. 

My beverage of choice for almost  a year now has been brewed decaf Lipton iced tea - UNSWEET! Yeah, I never thought that would happen but there ya go. 

I don't eat a lot of carbs, mostly lean proteins. I love stir-fry with vegies and protein. Nothing stretches a single chicken breast to two or three meals like adding a ton of vegies to the wok. 

The only thing I've not given up is my fluffy coffee. This week I'm trying NO FLUFFY during the week... just on weekends. Let me tell you, for a writer trying to spew 40,000 words this week that one is going to hurt!

In place of my morning go-go I'm drinking a small cup of Folgers Morning Blend, lightly sugared. I've even given up artificial sugars where I have control and use the real thing in moderation... aka my coffee. And for the record, I can't even drink a full cup of Morning Blend. the small cup gets cold and I wind up dumping the remainder down the sink.

So where do I go from here? 
I'd love to exercise but I have maybe a 2x2 space in the middle of my living room right now and we still can not get to the treadmill. I will be so glad when the new studio/ office is complete. I'll be moving the treadmill into there and setting up the Total Gym full time in the living room PLUS room to do the Wii again.

My first step - hopefully by this weekend is to have room for the Wii and start warming up with Yoga. I've never been a fan of Yoga - not limber enough but I guess that's part of the growing process. I'm willing to try. 

I'm not setting a GOAL for 2015. Instead, I have a RESOLUTION.

I RESOLVE TO Find something that works - and make every day count!

Please tell me about your journey in the comments. 
Enjoy the Journey!