I’m almost 18 hours into my first fast
Goal is 48 hours
So far so good
We got word yesterday that the appraisal came back good. We don’t know how much it appraised for – we only know it was good enough for the loan to go through as is!
On we move to closing(s) – The Grandville house is scheduled to close on May 18th or sooner. I guess, they can ask us to pull it in, but it has to be done by the 18th. Our Florida home will close on May 22nd. We are having an open house on the 19th for friends and family to stop in and see us before we go 🙂 That is going to be a bittersweet day!
Here are all the items I am tracking on my countdown app:
The New Stage in Life!!!! – It is almost a year since John left his big corporate PITA Job. Look at all of the things we have done in this past 365 Day. Hell, we took a trip to Hawaii, John left his job, we bought property in Florida, we are building one house and have purchased another. We sold our Michigan home and the list seems to just go on and on 🙂 365 days is NOT that long ago!
On May 31st John will be leaving his job again 🙂 ON June 2nd we are heading out and I will spend my 50th Birthday IN Florida. That is funny because I was telling John last summer “I want to be in Florida by my 50th birthday” and lookie here LOL If you want something – speak it out loud and work towards it. It will happen.
On the diet/exercise front – it’s been a rough week(end) LOL I did soooo good right up until Friday when I changed my mind about how I was going to move forward. Then it turned into a shit-show. And then when we got the news about the appraisal yesterday, I decided it was finally time to celebrate and we went out to dinner. Our 29th wedding anniversary is this Saturday, but with my new plans we will not be going out for that – so last night was our anniversary and home sale celebration all in one. I woke up feeling like SHIT too. I only had one margarita, it was not an alcohol hangover it was a BS food hangover 😫
I had already planned to start fasting this week so I kind of gave myself permission to eat like shit yesterday and today. I am starting a 48 hour fast after dinner tonight. I will not eat solid food again until Thursday night or Friday morning and then nothing major. Just enough to make my brain happy so I can start my next fast. I will be taking accountability pictures for the Facebook fasting group I am in so I can post them here too at some point. They, unfortunately, want you in as little as possible so you can’t hide your fat LOL or fake results.
I don’t want to go to Florida and be a fat old lady. I want to be thin and comfortable walking along the Gulf in my bikini! I want to turn heads at 50! Is that bad? I don’t think so. I think we all want to feel attractive. The main head I want to turn is my hubbies and I do! But I know it will be even more so when my muffin top is gone 🙂
OK, that is all I have for now – Later this week I will post my bikini /accountability pictures.
The scale was 137 yesterday – I will weigh myself in the morning. Based on the way my belly feels it might be very close to 140 AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I have faith that I will get this all under control and beak my anxiety/food issues with the fasting. And honestly if I am fasting, I won’t be drinking – so two-fold! I have been very good about that actually. No longer a nightly event. OK
You, go, have a great day!!!!!
I will too!
I am not even sure where to start.
“The Universe Always Conspires to Help the Dreamer” – Paulo Coelho
First and foremost – I could not agree with that any more than I do right now. I have always believed that what you think about, you bring about and the Law of Attraction. But at this point in our life, it has never been more evident.
We signed all the documents before we left and on April 12th the Realtor listed our house. 5 days later we accepted an offer over list price. Later the same day we had our offer accepted on the “little house” in Port Charlotte. We had the inspection on the Michigan house last Thursday and the buyers accepted the house as is. We got the results of the inspection the little house on Sunday, and on Monday we asked for a price reduction due to the roof needing replace like Yesterday! Today we got word they accepted the concession!
I am never for one moment assuming that everything is just going to happen and be perfect. I can say deep inside I have very little fear and I know this will all work out in the end. There are bumps along the way. Like the roof. And we will get through them. We have to just keep believing and moving forward.
One other little FUN FACT we found out while down in Florida the last couple weeks…we have Endangered tortoise on our build property, they😣 are being rehomed today. The builder is splitting the cost with us because he didn’t know they were they when he sold us the property. It’s not cheap I can tell you that!
We had an amazing time with our Grandson at Disney for 5 days and then we drove over to Port Charlotte for 5 days to meet with the builder and house hunt. In between those activities, we checked out the area and took our grandson to the Gulf of Mexico twice. The water was super nice and he had a BALLL! We hunted for shark teeth – Each time he found a sea shell he insisted it was a shark tooth! I argued for a while, then I decided it didn’t matter 🙂 and I let him have fun and think he found a shark tooth 😄
I crept back up to about 137 and am now in the removal mode. I think I will see a bit of fast progress – mainly because I A) started following the 21 Day Fix meal plan so my calories are automatically being kept in check and B) I have been given strict orders from my DR to save my drinking for “occasionally” and not daily. I have found myself with an amazing case of reflux. Seems when you drink, the alcohol not only relaxes you, it relaxes the muscle that holds your acid in your tummy. SO when you lay down it just splashes right up into your esophagus and over time you are is some serious pain. And if that does not make you think twice about not drinking so much, the acid in time will give you cancer. Nice! I quit smoking to not get cancer….now I have to cut my drinking WAYYYY back. It’s all good and needed anyway. I will find other ways to de-stress and relax – I am sure my hubby will help me 😆
OK OFF I need to go to workout at lunch. Tomorrow is the Appraisal on the Michigan house, just want the final closing date guaranteed.
OH and the numbers in the title…25 days until we close on the Michigan house, 28 days until we close on the Florida house, 53 days until we move and 125 days until I am 50!
I really am feeling kind of cranky – but happy today. I have a raging headache. The FREAKING scale is not moving. I am glad I am taking pictures every so often because I can see visible changes even if the scale is whore!
The drywall has been repaird in the basement and we are starting work down there. The kids moved out last weekend and got their stuff out of storage and we have begun to fill it up. We are nearly done moving the things we need to move in there. I have to finish thinning out the kitchen and my clothes and then we will be down to cleaning, painting and staging.
We have 18 day!!! 18 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! until we turn the house over to the Realtor. We have one room with no carpet in it at the moment and a full overhaul to do to the laundry room!!!! Gonna be a busy 18 days!
Yout can tell I took a break in writing my post – my thought process changed from the house to venting about not liking my body. I took a shower in this time span between the paragraphs above the ones below…
I’ve got to do something! I am so tired of not looking like I want to look. I want to wear my sundresses and not look like I just swallowed a watermellon whole! Or that I’m hiding a months worht of food in my back fat rolls. That is the cranky side of me. The happy side is I work 6 more days then I am off for 19days! I’m using 2.5 weeks of vacation in April. That leaves me 2.5 for the rest of this fun and moving we have ahead. I hope it’s enough and I don’t have to take an unpaid leave. Can’t pay for new houses without a paycheck 🙂
Look at this house! We have been debating on if we should go with a dark blue on the outside with white trim. The Builder said theyrecently did one in dark blue and sent me a picture. This sealed the deal. We are doing it!
This is not our floor plan but it’s pretty close overall. OK I need to get back to work and also I want to look at my Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle e-bok I have. Maybe that or the 21 day fix food…I think it just comes down to count calories no matter what I’m eating and I hate that. But what do I hate more? Being fat or counting calories??
So many picutres for you today!
We went to the Eagles concert last night! Floor seats as you can see from the pictures 🙂 Great seats – Great music and an awesome show!
I had a few drinks before we left because I knew that the only thing you can get for mixed drinks at places like that are super sugary mixers. So I only drank water at the show. I didn’t eat anything off plan and I am super proud of myself for not using the evening as an excuse to screw up my goals! I am beyond tred today and jsut want to nap at lucnh, but I can’t. Have to hit the gym because we are helping the kids move this weekend and we have to go pick up a refridgerator for them tonight. Sunday we will finally be able to move our stuff into storrage! My Family room can get the few things that need done in there and be staged and ready to go.
We have Lowe’s coming in to replace the blue carpet upstairs and I guess next weekend I focus on getting the laundryroom wall papaer stripped. I can actually start doing that in the evenings so then when we have time on the weekend we work together to do the floor and get our washer and dryer back in place.
I have to pick up a bagsterfor all of this trash we are going to generate. But I have been waiting for the kids to be out as the driveway always had at least one car parked in it so we had to navigate out of the garage down the only open driveway lane. Now, they will be gone we can put the bagster at the very bottom on my side and be good to go. Bathroom floor, wall papaer, carpet, left over batheroom tile trash – we will fill it up I am sure LOL
I might stop at Costco while I am out at the gym…save another trip out this evening when we already have too much to do! I can start packing more things away after this weekend. WHen its just going to be john and I. I’ll pack up most of my cups and glasses, random storage bowls and stuff like that. We will live a minimal lifestyle for the next 2-3 months LOL All I eat are salads and bacon and egg wraps anyway LOL John is happy with burgers, Hot dogs and Macaroni and Cheese 🙂
OK off to the gym and then I hope I can get myerrands done then too. Have a great weekend!
This process is so slow, but quitting will not make it happen any faster!
This pic was taken yesterday. I intended to post this yesterday but never got around to it. We finally made it to Lowe’s to pick out some carpet for the bedroom upstairs. When it was our son’s room it was a light blue paint and it has dark blue carpet. Nowadays everyone wants to buy a house that is “move in ready” and “neutral” So to ensure we get the best sale price, we need to make sure it’s as Mone in ready as possible. The two things we needed to do beyond the rest of the cleaning and painting was to replace that carpet and peel the wallpaper off the main floor bathroom/laundry room and replace the vinyl. I have the vinyl already and we have the paint we need to paint after the paper is down – Just need to do the work to get it peeled off and ripped out!
Hubby and I are going to the Eagles Concert tomorrow night 🙂 We got floor seats. Center section – I just hope I can see 🙂
I have so much on my mind and I have been feeling ill the last week. Exercising has been hit and miss, to be honest, but I’m on track with my diet! We have exactly 3 weeks as of this Monday. I thought about following the 21 day fix meal plan for those three weeks and see if it would kick off the last 9 pounds! Something has to work! I’m so tired of being fat 😣
I have to go but I wanted to get this out here.
Have a good day!
We went out to dinner last night to celebrate the twins birthday, then afterwards we had cake and ice cream.
It was a planned – non-Keto activity. I knew I was going to do it and enjoy and relax and get right back to it today.
I had a Dr’s Appointment this morning and when I came home I was looking in the fridge for something to eat and saw my leftovers 😣 I grabbed them out and put them in the microwave and went to the bathroom while they warmed up. I was talking to myself the whole time. “Kelly, What are you doing? You said you’d get right back to it not take a week long detour!” When the timer went off – I pulled the food out opened it up an ate a couple bites of chicken and one shrimp and put it away. I didn’t dive into the cake as I had planned either. I want to meet these goals I have and doing that kind of BS is not going to get me there.
SO I will avoid the scale for a few days to get the carb bloat down from yesterday. But I think by the end of the week I will be getting close to being out of the 130’s I have 4 weeks and 5 days to get down to 125 and HOPE all of last summers clothes fit for our FLoridavacation LOL and oh, hey the rest of my life in warm weather. I don’t want to hide in hoodies anymore.
Sometimes when I set out to do something, it gets way harder than I had imagined it was going to be. I start to doubt myself and wonder “What in the world did I think I was doing starting “this”?” Like this past winter with the shower. That got hard and I didn’t think it was going to turn out to my standards. And I was like, WHat was I thinking???? And recently my Python class. Kicked. My. Ass. I was seriously questioning my decision to get this degree. Then, most recently, this math class, again “What was I thinking???”
Well, I am beyond happy to report that class will still go towards keeping a very high GPA for this degree 🙂 🙂
We had two attempts to take the final, highest score recorded. I took it Monday night and only got 73%. I HAD to get 75% or I had to go back and finish the rest of the learning modules all to be 100%. I had one at 100%, most in the 80’s and one in the 90’s. It would have been easily 15 more hours of work in the software, and this is the last week!
So I studied all morning yesterday and then retook the final in the afternoon. I got 95%!!!!!!!!!! I went into the grade book and collected all my numbers and found I will finish the class with 98.5%! This whole time I have been telling myfamily I would be happy to finish the whole class with a C! Do good enough for work to pay for it was my goal….lol Well, I did better than that, and I am grateful 🙂
I bought some Keto stick to make sure I was in Ketosis and I have not been able to turn them pink. Which makes me think I have been snacking on too many nuts and not allowing myself to get into Ketosis. There are too many carbs in nuts when you eat them in quantity. Now that class is done I can work on my “stress snacking” I’m still losing, just not at a rate that is desired. Now that my brain is not overlaoded, I will be able to focus on my meal planning.
OK Have a great day! I need to go get some things done.
I get to take my final exam for my math class today if I want. I think I want to. I get two attempts and the highest score is registered as my grade. But if I take the first one and get at least 75% – I’m done. I don’t need to do anything else. It’s a pass-fail thing. If I get 75% – I get my 500 points and I pass the class. If I don’t I get the opportunity to study where I struggled and take it again. If I get 75% then I pass the class and life is good. If I do not get 75% on either test – I have until the end of the week to get all the rest of my learning modules complete to 100% and I will get my 500 points and pass the class. That is why I want to take my first Exam as soon as I can to help me plan my “go forward” plan. Might need another vacation day this week if the first attempt is lousy…I could totally be selling myself short and I do super good – well above 75% LOL But I like to plan for the worst.
Housework is moving along! We have all of the upstairs done and the front hallway was finished up this weekend. We have the living room, kitchen/dining room, and main floor bath/laundry room to finish on the main floor. The family room is not getting little touch up’s – it’s in good shape. I need to call the guy that does drywall for us as we have a couple of spots in the basement that need to be addressed and when the kids move out we will clean, stage and touch up the paint in the basement.
I think we are in a really good place for the timing and the things that need to be finished.
Diet and exercise. I have stayed on my keto for I think three weeks now without cheating. I actually have no desire to. 🙂 I have met my goals for the gym all last week and will continue this week 🙂 Hitting the tanner 3 of the 6 days that I am going to the gym. I have figured out the major bloating!!! It is not cheese or anything that you would typically expect. I had purchased a HUGE bag of prepared Romaine salad and they treat those bagged salads with something to keep them from rotting as fast and that shit was killing my guts! I switched to regular uncut romaine lettuce and chop it myself and ta-da, bloating and gas are gone. Drinking – did happen this week, but it happened a couple of days, not every night 🙂 Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. I could have gone without on Saturday honestly and since I want to limit it to two nights so I need to think about the plans for the week before I make a drink on some random weekend night.
I’m feeling better – the scale is dropping, I was actually down to 135 Saturday morning and I feel like I can be down to 125 by the time we leave if I stay vigilant in my plans.
I have been going to the gym for four days now, and I can not believe that my hips is like almost completely better. I used to go to bed and night and lie on my right side, and that alone would hurt my hip. Now I can stand up from my work station – at the kitchen tabke and not have to limp the first three steps 🙂
As I mentioned yesterday I have been working to kut dairy out of my diet as well. So yesterday I picked up some non-dairy creamer for my one cup of coffee this morning. No cheese in my salads, no dressing that is made with milk. so far today – no dairy. I am hoping that I can figure out what it causing the bloat. I may just give up food all together LOL
I took some pictures this AM and it does seem to be less bloaty – but after every meal I still feel rotten. To the point of, ugh, why did I eat. And it’s not even – Why did I eat that…I’ve had salad with nuts and avocado. Nothing that SHOULD be making me feel this bloated 🙁
Regardless – I am working on figuring that shit out.
Maybe…I have an idea. I’ll get back to you on that 😉