Friday, June 23, 2017

Adulting Is Hard!

Need I say more?!  When I was in high school,  I couldn't wait to graduate, live on my own, have a full time job and be an adult.  Well, it's been fun being an adult for the last umpteen years, but I'm ready to go back and slow down time.  Does anyone else feel this way?  I mean, I can't be the only one that wants summers off again as a kid, zero responsibilities and someone to make me dinner every night.'s hard!  Plain and simple.  And just when you think you have all of your ducks in a row, one of those little jerks wanders off.  *SIGH*  But, you pick yourself back up, you pull up your big girl panties and rock those kitten heels...with a cup of coffee in your hand of course!

But sometimes that's easier said than done.  June was a big month of changes for me diet wise.  I stopped drinking soda the first week of June.  Then the second week of June I stopped my morning snacking and last but not least, the third week of June I stopped all afternoon and evening snacking.  All of this while cutting back my calories to 1200 where they were supposed to be for YEARS post-op.  With all of those changes came a wonderful summer cold accompanied by a severe ear infection.  An ear infection?!  Who at almost 40 gets an ear infection?  This girl, that's who.  UGH!!!!!  But there is a silver lining to all of this, I promise!!!!  Wait for it.....I lost 10 pounds!  10 pounds of my 50 pound regain.  Heck yes!  I'll take it!  It's pretty amazing what you can do when you actually pay attention to what you're putting in your mouth, making the right food choices, measuring everything and quit grocery shopping like your parents left you home alone for the weekend.

Speaking of shopping like your parents left you home alone for the weekend, my trip to the grocery store today actually surprised me, in a great way!  I came home with healthy snacks and ideas!  Foods like red grapes, bananas, cantaloupe, brussel sprouts for roasting and frozen veggies.  For a sweet treat I picked up some Greek and other yogurts and I think I'm ready for my vacation days off!

In an effort to keep my hands busy and to break the snacking cycle, I've really picked up the pace on my Modern Granny blanket.  I have big plans to get it finished before I go back to work next Thursday, so I can give it to a very special little girl that needs a big girl blanket to keep at her Grams' house when she comes to stay.  As soon as this is off my hook, I'll be onto making another blanket to keep my hands out of the snacks.

So, you can guess what I'm off to do...picking up the hook to keep the snacks down!

Until next time!
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