Day 26: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

I give thanks to God for such a wonderful day to celebrate the love of family and friends!!  Though Hannah and I are not in Alabama, we send our love to my Mom and Dad, brothers, aunts and cousins! Today we give thanks to our loving NY family for taking…

Day 25: Never Too Late…

Ok, my post is super late. I was totally exhausted by the end of the day. Nevertheless, I’m compelled to keep myself encouraged and held accountable. So: 35 Push-ups, REST DAY on squats, 11.913 = 4.65 miles, 54 minutes high activity. 72 oz H2O, 4 servings of veggies, 3 meals….

Day 24: Thanksgiving…Already???

Thanksgiving is 1 day away! WAIT…have you developed your strategy to maneuver around the eating highs and lows of Turkey Day?  Let’s be real, we all know that I’m going to be eating on Thanksgiving Day, but I don’t have to go crazy because there’s dressing (not stuffing…lol) on the…

Day 20: This Journey Is Not for the Faint…

Today was interesting.  I didn’t’ eat very much in the beginning of the day because I had a date with the scale. (I WON…BLESS HIM!!).  When I did eat, I was not trying to entertain anything that had leaves in it…I think I’m tapped out on salad…lol!  I decided to…

Day 19: Straight and Narrow…

Today has been a clear cut day.  I dealt with my emotions and made clear decisions. Being on this carb/sugar fast has really made a difference in the way I think. So: 30 Push-ups, 50 squats (easy peasy), 13,508 = 5.28 miles, 82 active minutes!!  96 oz H2O, 8 servings…

Day 18: Joy Is My Name…My Emotions Don’t Have Me!!

Fam!!  The kind of day I had today, would NORMALY cause me to dive FACE FIRST into fried wings and pizza!  I would sprinkle some bits of red velvet muffins or cake and drizzle with baked chicken with white rice. Yes, historically, I admit it, I’m an emotional eater. But…

Day 16: What’s A Birthday Without Cake??

NOPE!! It’s not my national holiday, but my Dad and only child celebrate their November 16th in separate states. I’m a birthday lover, so they are pretty big in our house…AND THEY NEVER COME WITHOUT CAKE!! Until today, we celebrated Hannah’s 11th birthday at Houston’s.  Cake didn’t even CROSS my…

Day 13: Merry Fit-Mas: I Think I’m a Chef!

As I continue down the no rice/pasta/sweet path (I would say no carbs, but I ate popcorn today), I must find ways to “sike” myself into thinking I’m eating them even though I’m not. FOUND IT!!  I came across some cauliflower recipes and decided to try one out. To my…

Day 12: Exhausted!

I developed a competitive drive at 11:00 pm tonight. My desire to be the leader of my fitbit challenge group, pushed me to do 3000 steps before midnight! I did it, but I’m paying the price…I’m so sleepy right now, I could lay down on my kitchen table and go…

Day 11: Buffet Champion!!

First, Happy Veteran’s Day to my Dad, brother Harold, the MANY service persons that I know & those around the world…THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!! Second, my Dad & Mini Me are celebrating their birthday’s on November 16th.  I’m big on birthdays, especially since she’s turning 11. So, to jump…