“Weight”-ing To See A Change

I didn’t work out at all this weekend. It was great.

While it wasn’t very fun feeling as unwell as I did, my body got the opportunity to rest and fully recover.

And although I didn’t get nearly as much sleep as I should have, I passed my weekend spending priceless time with my wonderful family. So no workout aside, my weekend was still a blessing.

And then Monday came. 

With my asthma issues all cleared up and my muscles reinvigorated, I knew today was the day to get back to work.

I miss the weekend already! 😂

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I Am Jealous Of My Cats.

Yes, I’ll admit it. I’m jealous of my two cats.

It’s not that I’m upset over lacking Cam’s beautiful emerald eyes or luscious snow white fur. I don’t covet her feminine grace or sharp intelligence.

I’m not threatened by Chi’s shocking athleticism or adorable face. Heck, I’m not even bothered that he has better social skills than I do.

Even though all of these traits make my sweet pets as lovable as all get out, none of these begin to scratch the surface of why I am so envious of them.

No, I am jealous of my cats because they know how to sleep… and I don’t.

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Life As A Tumbleweed

All of my life I have felt out of place, never particularly fitting in with any one crowd and always doing my own thing.

And while I’ve always wished to understand why I felt like such an outcast, it never quite made sense until today.

I… am a tumbleweed.

Round, peculiar, and dry.

Like, really dry.

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Betwixt a Rock and a Hard Place

It has been quite awhile since I last found myself in this position, but now that I’m here again, I’m left wondering what I should do.

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Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Okay, so I know I’ve never been known as the most patient person in the world, but why does this whole weight loss thing have to take so long?

It all seemed so simple to me: eat less calories than you burn, exercise regularly to burn even more calories, and BOOM! Kate Moss.

What do you mean, that’s not how it works? Of course that’s how it works.

Right?

My eagerness to see some kind of physical proof of improvement was teetering on the brink of stone cold desperation this morning. I mean, I almost ran back into the traitorous, lying arms of my scale. Fortunately, I came to before stepping on it and destroying my self-esteem for the day.

This morning I looked in the mirror and scowled at my waistline thinking, “Ugh…what a mess! This is not working. But if it is working, it’s working much too slowly.”

I don’t know, you guys. It may be time to call for reinforcements.

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The 5 Most Annoying Things About Trying To Lose Weight (1st Month Edition)

As someone who has struggled with their weight for many years, I am a veteran when it comes to the whole weight loss gig. Chances are, if it’s intended to make you slimmer, I’ve tried it.

Low fat. Low carb. No carb. No sugar. Vegan. Vegetarian. Pescatarian. Flexitarian. “Air-itarian”. Pills. Tablets. Drops. Shakes. Teas. Gadgets. Apps. DVDs. Books. Whatsits. Hypnotism. Raw food. No food. Juice fast. Soup fast. Water fast. Won’t last. Jenny. Atkins. Mary Poppins… just pick your poison.

Weight Watchers? Sure, I’ve done Weight Watchers, but all I ended up doing was watch my weight… slowly creep back up! 😅 Despite my past failures, I’ve been extremely determined to find something that not only works for me, but keeps on working.

So far, it feels as though I’m on the right path this time. I haven’t quit and I’m not dragging myself along the ground moaning about being “starved”.

All the same, weight loss can be super annoying at times. Here are the top five things about this journey that really have me questioning if now would be a good time to start pulling my hair out in clumps.

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Being Awake Hurts.

I’m sitting here trying to figure out the last time I was this tired.

I mean, how is it physically possible to feel this way?

Every. single. muscle. is. on. fire.

It took whatever spare energy left in my body to disturb my nap and drag myself out of bed to write this post. You’re most welcome. 😛

Ugh.

Yesterday’s workout was so brutal, even my DNA aches. 💀

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