2019 · 5k · Breathe · college · Enough · lupus · Uncategorized

Overwhelmed

I have been feeling overwhelmed the past couple of days.

I feel as though I have taken on too much…at work and at home. Nothing is getting a hundred percent of me. I feel as though I am not even giving seventy percent to anything.

Home or personal…class –ugh! I signed up for a couch to 5k…feeling completely defeated as my hips are killing me today. I should have been at practice last night but instead took a bath. Class…ya not currently in the mood which isn’t helping.

Work…too many things coming at once and I actually feel trapped. I am able to do my job but feel as though I can’t keep up with what is coming at me (not able to do what needs to get done at the best of my ability).

Too much right now…trying to breathe.

Blessings.

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2019 · Affirmations · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Goals · Uncategorized · WLS

Be

This was  a carmel chocolate candy wrapper.  It spoke to me.  I really haven’t ever thought I would be someone anyone would want to look up to.  But why not?  Why wouldn’t others want to be me?! Ha.  But really?  Why don’t I look up to me?  Goals?

Blessings.

2019 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · beginnings · Exercise · Uncategorized · walking · weight loss · WLS

Crown

I am beginning a Couch to 5K program this morning. I am certain this will kill me. The old me.

I am excited for the future with this program, and the paths it will open for me.

I am not a runner. Never have been. But I want to get back in the habit of exercising. I know that my body isn’t going to like it at first…maybe never…but it will be good for my mind, body and soul.

What things do you do to stay in the healthy mindset? How are your New Year goals going this January?

Blessings!

2019 · Affirmations · Autoimmune · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · lupus · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · weight loss · WLS

Ten Year Challenge

Ya, so I got caught up in this…

First profile picture:

And then December 2018:

I posted that it is a ten year difference, and 115 pounds!!

So incredibly proud of my ten years. I really am in love with my wrinkles. Really!

What do you love about the last ten years? But really? I am so grateful for my weight loss surgery and the gifts it has given me.

I haven’t been well the past couple of days…but I can guarantee that if I didn’t have gastric sleeve I would be much worse now.

I am so thankful for so many things…but especially my surgery.

Blessings.

2019 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · beginnings · Goals · Uncategorized

Road

dolly quote

I know that I have posted this before…but I needed it again.  Discovering the roads that you want to walk down are the hardest.  Paving one should be easier right since it is your path.

Choices…not just the right way or the wrong way…but every decision begins with a step–down a path—but, is it the path you want to be on is the question.

Blessings.

 

2019 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · encourage · Friday · Goals · motivation · Uncategorized · WLS

Friday

friday #5 walt

Fridays are typically days for relaxation and reflection….this quote makes me think of something more for a Monday motivation.

So, are you curious for new paths?  Seeking new things?  Trying anything new?  Scared?  Sounds good to me! Ha!

Happy Friday…blessings.

2019 · Carmen · Carmen's Thoughts · Health · New Year · Resolutions · Uncategorized

Carmen’s Thoughts – New Year

There is a trend of coming up with “New Year’s resolutions”, and normally I think of a few (always lose weight), but this year, I’m doing things a little differently. Rarely do I actually stick to my resolutions, so I decided that if I modify them to be more broad and realistic, I might actually follow through.

Instead of just “losing weight” for the sake of it, I tried to get down to the root of WHY I want to lose weight. Sure, I want to fit into clothes from a few years ago, but now it’s more of a health issue. I’ve been eating (and drinking) way too much, and it shows. Walking upstairs is starting to become a workout when it hasn’t been before. So instead of “lose weight”, “get healthy” is my resolution. That means more clean eating and going out less, walking more, and being more aware of what I’m putting into my body.

The second resolution is also related to being more “green”, which is reduce my carbon footprint. I didn’t realize how much energy and resources I was using until I started paying utilities (ha). I’ve got a lot of handouts and notes from the past semester that I won’t need since I graduated (yay), so I have an incentive to recycle. I’m hand washing my dishes instead of running them all into the dish washer, since it doesn’t take too long.

What are some “resolutions” you’re making for the year? Or some changes for self-improvement?