2018 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · clutter · goal · Goals · new routines · Passion Planner · routines · Uncategorized · WLS

Mid Year Check Up

Mid Year Check Up -Just typing this bothers me…Mid year check up…MID YEAR! How are we already passed the first week of July?  Has the year flown for y’all?

Going over some of the goals for my year, and I seriously need to get a handle on my weight gain, and wine intake.  It’s been two years since my Gastric Sleeve Surgery, and while I have maintained over a hundred pound weight loss, I have gained back over 15 pounds from my lowest.  I am not eating like I should, and not exercising— so here I am.

There are several other items that I need to get a handle on, and decided that I need to write them down to be more accountable.

#1: Take breaks from social media

I don’t know about you, but I have such a hard time stepping away from social media. As a blogger, I always feel like I have to be posting, so it’s difficult for me to make time for a digital detox. HOWEVER, my hope is that I’ll find some time this month to just unplug and live. Being online is fun, but I think we can all agree there comes a time when we need some separation from the internet.  I like to blog for several days and pre-post them.  This gives me the opportunity to disconnect without really being disconnected from my goal of posting daily on my blog.

#2: Spend more time at the beach

This goes back to goal #1 (disconnecting).  Summertime is my favorite time to go to the beach.  I live at on the some of the most beautiful beaches, yet it seems as those I hardly go.  I need to make more of an effort to go, even if it is for just a hour or so.

#3: Exercise more

I need to get back into my morning habit of waking up and walking.  I started out great about doing this every morning.  I just need to do it again.  And, that brings me to my routines in general…

#4: Update my routines

Routines will be changing soon with my morning commute becoming longer again.  I am so excited about this.  I will be able to think and plan out my day before I get to work.  I plan to be pack my lunch for the next day, organize my items to take to work (gather them and place them where I can find them), and not be in a hurried, unorganized rush.  At least this is my plan.

After my first week, I want to begin my exercise regimen again (goal #3).  Getting up earlier, and kick starting my metabolism I believe really helped with my weight loss and overall health.

The afternoon commute is something I look forward to as well.  Now I almost get home too quickly.  It is as though I don’t have enough time to decompress before I got home so it was though I was even more anxious.  I do like being able to just to sit in silence and talk to myself and God about my day.  It will be good to be able to do this again.  I have a lot rolled into this last goal, but it is really about being less cluttered and more organized.

Four items doesn’t seem like a lot, but truly are huge.  At least they will make a huge impact on my everyday life.  Do you evaluate your goals mid-year?  How do you self check up?

Blessings.

 

 

 

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2018 · Carmen · Mom · Momma Advice · Random Thoughts · Stephen · Uncategorized

Mother’s Day

I am happy. I have two wonderful children that I love!

These two make me extremely proud because they are who they want to be. I am proud to be their Mum just cause, ya know?

And to all of the others that I Momma…I hope you have a wonderful day…and know that I don’t expect chocolate or flowers this year. 😘

oter moms

Blessings.

2018 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · blog · Blogging · goal · Goals · Health · new habits · Uncategorized · walking · WLS

2018 Goals

I have decided to continue blogging daily.  I never really thought I would be able to do it every day in 2017 but I did.  I had help from family, and lots of encouragement from friends.  I pre-scheduled most of my posts throughout the week and as I would have time to write on the weekend.

I have also decided that this is the year for me to conquer six college classes, and to continue to my goal weight.  It will be busy starting back to work on today (and Carmen goes back to LSU).  Planning will be the key for homework, meals, and exercise.  My Passion Planner is ready to help, I just have to use it.

Apparently, it can take 18-254 days to form a habit.  Hoping that I can kick into gear and accomplished another 20-30 pounds down this year.  Really not wanting it to take forever, but healthy habits would be a good thing. Regain is thing.  I know that I am not perfect, and can’t do everything. But wanting to be better than where I am.

So goals:

Blog daily–again!

Classes – take 6 this year, and increase my gpa.  Will be okay with “C’s” but…

Weight – get back on track and lose 20-30 – hit goal weight!

Walk – Four 5k’s (beat my time of 54:35)!

Meal plan – plan to succeed—right?

Stay organized, and not become overwhelmed.  Anxiety will not control me this year!

What are you goals for the year?  How are you planning on succeeding?

Blessings for today, and for 2018!