I’m back down to 128 and some change and my middle ‘feels’ pretty good, but that damn scale 😡 I think I need to get back to my salads for dinner. Going to look at my days leading up to my vacation vs the days after. I KNOW I have been eating different foods now than then, so don’t let anyone tell you a calorie is a calorie 😉
I am not exercising yet, we will be adding that in soon. We are about 9 days away from my husband being done with his job and then we will start hitting the gym together.
I had been telling my husband over the weekend that I used to feel like life was happening TO me. That I was not actively guiding it anywhere. We were sitting at the beach when this revelation came over me. I feel so much more confident and in control of my life and prepared to handle things that come my way.
I have spent some time over the last few days planning our future. With my husband leaving his job and use going down to one income for a while I needed to make sure we were going to be good for our long term goals. Also when we move we want a big house. One that is the same size as the one we have or larger. We want a single story as it will be our retirement home and who knows if our knees would hold out to get up and down stairs. Also my parents and Mother In Law will be spending time with us and I know their knees would not like going up and down stairs. So a single story, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with an office and a pool. I’m not asking for much 😉 There are several for sale in the area we are looking right now – BUT what will there be in 10 months? I can only hope!
Anyway – I have looked at my pension, our Social Security, ROTH’s and 401k’s – I have a budget that will allow us to live without worrying that we will become a burden to our children. All of this information has made me relax about so many things. I own about 5-6 web addresses that I will be letting go when they are due for renewal in July and then a couple of others as they come due throughout the year. I no longer feel like I need to have something separate to pay for my future.
The company I work for is pretty solid. World-wide diverse company. I have much room for growth – STILL even after 20 years and I suspect I will be fine for 17 more to get me to retirement. Will SS be here when I get to 67? I have to assume it will and work with that as the plan until it’s not. BUT we do have a meeting with our financial guy next month to address how to add to our ROTH and 401k’s properly incase it’s not.
Life is now to be lived and not always looking for my next grind to make sure I have money for the future. I am LIVING life. Looking ahead to our future and loving it. I hope to get a retirement job at Walt Disney World. I would love my Husband to get one when we move down there 🙂 Great Benefits! Free park passes and such! We have plans to bring all the kids down for our 30th Anniversary in 2019 and free park passes would help make THAT a little less $$. 🙂
OK well that is where I have been. This blog will not go away. I enjoy writing too much. Need some place to get these creative juices out 😉
I added a few elements to my chart because I am a nerd. 🙂 I also have a predicted weight at 1500 calories and then a dashed line at 2000 and at 1500 on the chart. As you can see yesterday fell below the 1500 – Not intentional, but after work I cleaned my house and was not hungry. I had a few drinks with my hubby out by the pool and then came in and had a small dinner and then off to bed.
I am curious about how the low carb shells might be effecting me and my scale loss. I started eating those again after we got back from Hawaii and I can’t seem to get the kind of momentum going that I had before we left. SO I have been trying to keep them down to a minimum..but it’s not so easy 🙂 I guess I stop buying them for a while and then it will be easy.
Well – still going strong on my experiment – fully keto and no cheats. I am planning a carb night for the weekend of June 30. Our life change is that my Husband is leaving his retail job. I shared that in a picture a while ago, but you had to want to read it to know that LOL I plan to go out to dinner to celebrate our next step – Weekends off! Normal M-F life! AND if he does not get something at his corporate office he will be taking the summer off. Two months at home to lounge by the pool and take care of yard things here to help with the prep to sell the house next spring 🙂
Well that is all I have for now. You have a great Day!!!
Are you a stress eater? I AM!!!! My one friend is a stress anti-eater LOL I wish I was like her.
I want to fall into all of the foods that would not be good for me. This would not be a planned carb up day. This would be giving into my stress and letting it drive me to make bad decisions. I am not giving in.
I measured some nuts and logged them. I MAY end up eating over the 2000 calories and my Macro’s may end up skewed! BUT I will not fall into a pile of sugar and starch!!!!
Still losing! But my brain is not happy with almost a half a pound a day LOL – That is pretty significant by the way…but I want MORE! 🙂 I want to be back to where I was when I left for Hawaii. I don’t regret one single thing I did in Hawaii. I just want to be back to where I was so I can keep moving down and reach those birthday goals. I thought I was going to end the day yesterday at like 1500 calories. But I got hungry and had a snack and still ended the day very near 2000.
Chart is below
I have plans to move toward a Feasting and Fasting plan for nutrition. I have been reading the before mentioned book – The Obesity Code by Dr Jason Fung and as soon as I have the spare cash I am buying his book on Fasting. Life SHOULD be celebrated with food! It has since the beginning of time. But life has also had periods of fasting. It’s healthy and I need to figure out how to best implement it in my life. If you have been reading my blog long you know I HATE to feel hunger. So I need to better learn to recognize real hunger from my tummy being used to getting fed all the time LOL
So how does fasting make sense when I was just talking about killing my metabolism by eating low calories for so long. Seems the science is living at daily starvation calories is different than fasting. And No I won’t lose my muscle 🙂 Your body does not actually start using it’s muscle for energy until you are at or below 4% body fat and I am wellll over that LOL
I have to say I have been lax in my blasting routine. I did finally get back to it on June 1st last week. And Sunday, after I mowed the lawn I sat out in the sun for heat and blasted my legs 🙂 I got a couple bruises and some very tender spots. I know I have so much more to break through. But this was awesome – get sunshine and stay warm. Don’t need to sit in the bathtub and sweat. I can sit by the pool and sweat 🙂 My husband also needs a day off so he can help me with my back. I can only reach so much and still don’t have a girlfriend to help me. SOON maybe though, I have a new friend that is talking about buying a blaster…maybe she will get well versed in how to use one and help me with my back and the back of my thighs 🙂
Still a work in progress – but looking pretty good for this summer.
Have a great day!!!!
Experiment is 100% on track “:)
I didn’t drink at all last night so my overall calories came in a bit under 2000 LOL I am sure they will hover around the 2000 calorie mark throughout this fun. Sometimes over sometimes under. Almost out of the 130’s again!
This is what my macro’s look like for today. 🙂 I know most people would see 195g of fat and freak the F out. But that is where I get my energy. The only thing your body NEEDS is fat and protein. Your body can convert protein into glucose where it needs it.
On a related but not directly topic. Today starts a “Heart Butt Challenge” on the Fasciablasters page. I need to get my video made so I can enter 🙂 and then I need to blast and exercise and submit 30 and 60 day video’s for progress and final results. I will grab my pictures while I am making my video. So along with my nutritional goals, I will be working on the booty! Target 🍑 LOL.
Have a great Day!!!
After a week of being back home I think I can safely say I am adjusted to the Eastern Time Zone again 🙂 I have stopped counting 6 hours to see what time it is in Hawaii all the time and I am really just focused on life here and not day dreaming I am there. The bad side of a great vacation in not wanting it to end.
Before I left I had been following a keto diet and had figured out why in the recent past I had not been able to lose doing so. I was not eating a) enough and b) enough fat c) and too much protein. I had my macros all tweaked and in place and I was losing great! Then vacation happened and I gained it all back plus some 😂 No worries. I took the last week to get the crap out of my diet and just did low carb food all week – well until Sunday night when I fell into a plate of French Fires and ate the whole thing! 🙄 Then Monday was the holiday so I just relaxed and ate what I wanted.
Today I am starting an experiment.
Just before vacation I had put my macros into a well-known online calculator for keto dieters to find their macro’s. I am about to test it. According to this site, I will gain weight eating 2000 calories a day. And I would if it was a SAD and probably even a Low carb diet. But with my new-found knowledge. I think I will be proving it wrong 🙂 And maybe I will be proven wrong 🙂 That is the fun of an experiment!
I have all the data exported and I will be tracking my weight and calories consumed in a spreadsheet to compare and I will make Charts! I love charts.
This( in blue) is what is predicted to happen eating 2000 calories a day – actuality will be shown in red. Actual calories consumed is in green. I can’t wait to see what happens. I plan to run this until my birthday at the end of August. I feel I may come close to my goals by then. We shall see 🙂
UPDATE: So, I never posted this yesterday 🙂 I wanted to take pictures but never got around to it. So I will get some at some point this week – won’t change much in a few days LOL
I did have a new screen shot of my chart as of this morning, posted below. You can see the red line already going the other way LOL. I’m excited to do this…but a bit concerned that I can stick to it until the end of August, being its summer and all and weekends happen and the pool and the fun and such. I think if I stay 100% on track M-F any slips that happen Saturday or Sunday should not pull me too far off track 🙂 Lets be honest. I want to make these last 15 pounds be GONE. But at what expense? I’m going to work on balance here while still running my test. Maybe I be hard-core the month of June as we have a big life change happening at the end of June I can’t talk about yet, but it will for sure change my life and what I do on the weekends.
I started this post yesterday – but I am having issues with pictures. I am trying to make a new folder inside my Photobucket site, but I can’t get logged in. I will get them posted on line somewhere and provide a link. They are mostly just scenery 🙂 Many sunrises and sun sets.
What an amazing two weeks. It’s hard to think all the way back to the first week and the first island. I do remember that the first week SUCKED for me physically. I had the worst ever yeast infection from those damn antibiotics! Pain and itching!!! I had been given a prescription pill before, and I took that Friday mid day. But by Monday I was still DYING! and had to buy the other topical treatment and that still took another 5-6 days to make it not be painful and all itching gone. It was rough! My husband kept saying he was sorry – 🙂 He just felt bad for me and had no real idea what I was going through but could tell I was not comfortable. All of that discomfort made me not thrilled about getting into a bikini.
By the time we got to Maui I was feeling much better 🙂 On Mother’s Day we rented a cabana and laid out on the beach for about 4 hours. It was super overcast and windy that day though, so we were getting pelted with sand and that was not fun. I did wear my thong that day 🙂 but I spent most of that time lying on the longer in that cabana so not many people got to see LOL and I never wore my new dress. I was so bloated right from the get go. Between the antibiotics, the infection and the carbs…I will need to work on getting the bloat gone so I can go out with my hubby for our birthday in August and rock that dress 🙂
It was an amazing vacation. I am having jet lag issues big time though. Can’t sleep at night and just want to sleep all day LOL That 6 hour time shift is hard to adjust to.
I will update with a link to pictures once I get that sorted out 🙂 – Pictures are loading now, It may take a while for them to all show up
Have a great day
It’s Saturday about 4:30 PM
Today we got up and walked down to Whalers Village for breakfast. The little place we ate at 3 years ago is gone and is being remodeled as a new place. We did find a coffee joint and grabbed a latte and a bagel and a cinnamon roll 🍮🍩
We came back and got our suits on and spent a bunch of time at the beach. I got a bit more sun than intended, but not too bad.
We went out to talk to the tattoo artist that is doing or tattoos on Thursday 👏👏👏😊 he told me be careful – I’ve had enough sun ☀️ so now I need to manage my sun exposure on my back especially.
Tomorrow we rented a cabana for the whole day and then the luau in the evening. Monday we have a 4 hour hike, Wednesday we parasail. Thursday is the sunrise and tattoos. Fly home Friday.
Awesome busy week ahead.