Saturday, February 16, 2019

Six Months Later VLOG

Still sick over here. I've been down for the count today. Since I have been resting a lot, I have had some extra time to throw a VLOG together. I recorded some footage earlier in the month and finally got around to editing it.

I can't believe it's been six months since I've shared a vlog on my YouTube channel. I think I am going to try to update at least once per month.

Let me know what you think! Do you enjoy watching vlogs?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I don't work on Wednesdays and so I have noticed that if I have not been on track for the days leading up to it, Wednesday usually serves as my reset day where I try to get back on track. This is definitely the case, today!

I've come to find that Valentine's week is always a little challenging when you're trying to lose weight. Yesterday, I had the most amazing cupcake at the office and, I really have no regrets about that. Haha.

I haven't been feeling great this week. I finally got over my acute bronchitis just long enough to get sick with something else. I have some congestion and a sore throat. I am just so tired of being sick and tired. It's been a little discouraging.

Another discouragement has really just been the weather lately. This week we had freezing rain, some tremendous winds and now it's looking like we are getting a little snow storm on top of it all. It is February 13th and I am officially over winter. The snow is beautiful but, I really miss the warm weather summer brings.

I'm not big on sharing the discouragements but, it definitely is part of life. This time of year can be especially hard for me because it's around this time that I notice the intense effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder. It's hard to be motivated this time of year but, this is the time when I need to just keep pressing on. 

I know this week is filled with cupcakes, candy and chocolate. I know that I will (and have) indulge in these things. I also know that while it might affect the scale for a short period, that is okay. I will get back on track. I will feel better soon.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Piper's 4th Birthday Party: Wreck-It Ralph + Arcade Themed

Piper turned 4 last month and we celebrated with a "Wreck-It Ralph" theme at a local arcade! Piper came up with the theme all on her own and we had a lot of fun bringing it to life for her!

Having the party at a local arcade was fun for both the kids that came and for the adults!

Piper is such a bright and compassionate little girl. She is a great conversationalist and, she is a free-spirit. We encourage her in all the "weird" things she enjoys. She's a girl that wants to be a superhero when she grows up. She loves to collect bar soap and she knows a lot about bugs. She loves Jesus and prays with such great intention. She prays for the big things and little things. She gives thanks to God for her family, friends and teachers. She give thanks to God for her brain, skin and bones. We love her for all that she is and, all that she will become. She is truly amazing to us. We thank God for allowing us to be her parents every day!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

New Water Bottle + Scale Accountability

Hey everyone and happy Wednesday! Earlier this week, I turned 31. I didn't really want to celebrate my birthday but, my husband got me a little gift anyway.

It was actually the perfect gift. He gave me a new water bottle that holds up to 40 oz. of water and so now I only have to fill the bottle 3 times each day to reach my water goal! He really surprised me because I hadn't even mentioned wanting a new water bottle to him. He's just so great!

Speaking of my water goal, I have been doing a decent job at reaching it lately. If not reaching it completely, I have gotten close enough most days which really helps! I haven't been the best at tracking my nutrition during this first week of February and so making sure I get enough water seems to  help balance all of that out.

This month, I will be doing weekly weigh-in's on Friday. Last Friday was the first day of February and I weighed in at 237.4 lbs. I checked this morning, mid-week, and I am at 237.8 lbs. I am glad that I checked the scale a couple days early because now I am motivated to start tracking my nutrition again. It's easy to slip out of routine and the accountability of the scale has been nice enough to bring me back on track!