Wellness Wednesday 💜😁🐶

We are fresh off of vacation! Pooped doesn’t even begin to explain my level of exhaustion. I feel like the trip was great, lots of fun!! To say it was busy would totally be an understatement. We didn’t have any downtime at all. We went hard all 5 days. So many people to catch up with it was practically dizzying.


We ate the local cuisine. 😆 Kelly’s for lobster rolls, Kane’s for maple bacon donuts, why no?!?🍩 We went to Our pizza place. 🍕 Also we had some homemade Italian deliciousness, cleaned up tacos and some great Chinese. It really was fun being naughty. I didn’t weigh in last week since we were traveling, yes I know there’s WW in Saugus but a week off won’t kill me. Now that we’re home I’m totally reigning it in. Back to working the plan and staying accountable!! Friday’s weigh in should be interesting. 😳😳😳

Next up the garden!! I’m all ready to start it in my head now just to actually do it. I’m working all weekend so it’ll need to be Friday that I start it all. I have all of my notes. I got some purple garden accessories from My Love and My Pup because they love me!! 😍💜
We’re finally having some delightful weather!!! 🌞☀️😎 It’s pretty exciting!! Hopefully My Pup will be better behaved if we go exploring again. I can’t limit myself to walking only the neighborhood, how boring would that be?! ☺️🐶🐾  


I seem to be feeling a bit better which is nice. I try to rest when I’m not “On”. I work with the public so I feel like an actress sometimes. Don’t we all?! 😉 I’m working 4 of the next 5 days so that’s good! Back to making some money instead of spending it!!! 👍🏼💰💸✂️💇🏻 Ahhh the joys of vacation!!!

All great stuff!!! I hope you all have a great rest of your week and weekend!!! See you next week!! 👍🏼💜😁😎💇🏻

Wellness Wednesday, well Thursday 😁

So it WAS Wednesday and I want to talk about spring!! The days are longer, the temperatures are creeping up….the sun feels warmer and more lovely….I’m a sucker for spring fever!!! Baseball starts, all good stuff!! It leads me to want to be out. Any chance I get I want to have the sun on me. It also makes us want to start a garden, well it does for me. I’m still reading my garden book. 😁 It’s helping me to not trip over myself with the when where and how. Lord knows I make myself dizzy once I get something in my head. I still need to get me some purple garden gloves!! 😁😁😁 Anyhow I want to be out, we are out on the deck again with the tiki torches. We’re grilling….now we’ll need to prep more. It’s way too easy to just grab stuff that goes together: pasta salad, brats, hot dogs and potato salad is my ultimate weakness!! Lightened up stuff is the way to go for us. I’m down 23 pounds with Weight Watchers and I’m not done! I need to be super focused!! No distractions, well not until Boston! I am looking forward to the visit and the food! There’s nothing like Boston’s pizza, seafood and Italian food!! I’m gonna have to fit in some exercise for it all!!😁😂 2 weeks from today!! 

Oh P.S. I’m still super sore from Monday’s Crossfit debacle 🏋🏼‍♀️😲

Have a great week peeps!! 🏋🏼‍♀️🌱⭐️😁💜

A lesson in balance

I’m trying to get my week in order….I was supposed to be at the gym at 12:15 but it’s 12:41 and I’m all snugged up with Bailey under the covers on the couch. I feel like ass kinda. I’m tired, really tired. How do I tell what is needed rest and what is a must do? I have to work at 5 and time’s a ticking for me to have a productive day before work. I’m thinking I may just take it easy before work but we need to eat…..super clean and low points would be ideal. That means I’ll head to the grocery store and grab some deli. 😁 Sandwiches probably, how exciting. I’m feeling like I’m unprepared for my day. I hate that. 

I’m almost off of one of my long standing meds that I take a high dosage of. So I’m a little extra restless from that I’d imagine. Today is no rainbows and champagne Chrissi. Today is just rolling with it. Whoop whoop 😳

I’m just like everyone else in that I’m my own worst enemy but I’m old enough to realize that sometimes it’s just fine to be blah blah blah. Just don’t be an a$$hole to anyone while blah. 😆 All is well. Today is my day off so I have ALL day to try and be productive. That sounds like a doable mission. 

To all of my peeps: Have a great week!! Here’s a few pics from my week! Pasta fagioli, my birthday dinner, and my WW 10% loss pic ☺

My word of the year: Humble 😁

Good evening peeps!! 

Happy Monday!

So My Love is traveling on business so it’s just me and my lil lady Bailey. Admittedly it’s pretty lame around here without him. ☹️ Also I shall admit that Thursday at 11PM can NOT get here fast enough!! 😊 

It’s early 2017 and I’m kicking so much butt!! I’m learning a lot of stuff simultaneously so that is how I’ve come to pick my word of the year: Humble. Between work and Crossfit, I’m overcoming being crappy at stuff….I’m taking critiques and learning from them. Am I getting mad? Hell no I’m thankful for the time and the looking out!! I’m getting better by the day. My confidence is mounting, I’m eating frogs on the regular!! 🐸 🐸 🐸

I’m being a coupon queen again now!! It feels so good to save money!!! 💰 We eat really clean and it’s always been said that you can’t eat clean on a smaller budget. I’ve been saving a bunch already this year!! My goal was to save $100 this month, and I’m already at about $200 saved and we are only half way through the month!!


Good thing I’m saving all kinds of money, I just picked up 2 of my prescriptions for a 30 day supply and it was $173.00! GODDAMN!!! 😡🤢😵 My “Miracle Medication” is $155.00 this month. It goes up to $170 sometimes. My insurance saves me like $900 on it too. What a ripoff!! Good thing I’m rich!! 😁 It’s pretty expensive to get me “normal-ish” 😂😂😂 Botox, medications…..shiiiiiiitt!! Normal…..NO THANKS!! 😆


Gotta go, that’s my dinner!! 

Have a great week peeps!! Love, Chrissi and Bailey 🐶🐾❤️

Finally!!!!!

Goodness it’s been forever since my last post!!  

I’m so busy all of a sudden!  I’m working, working on me, working on getting moving, being a Dog Mom being Super Girlfriend. Just got back from Boston being Super Aunnie, Super Granddaughter and Super daughter…..I’m pooped!!

My job is going well. I work with great people and who doesn’t love free massages ☺️

I have been doing really well with Weight Watchers 😃 I’m tracking everything. I was not at meetings for a couple weeks due to traveling but I still had a loss Friday. I did get a couple walks in last week which is a big plus!  Gotta keep moving!!

My Sweet little Grammy passed away while I was in Boston. 😢 She was sick for so long with Huntington’s Disease it really is a blessing. Still it doesn’t make the missing her any less. I’m just so glad that I got to say goodbye. 💗

I ended up being in Boston a full week which absolutely was NOT planned. My Love left for 9 days the same day I returned so I had to miss him for a million days….well it felt like it. 😉 At the end of the month we will be  our 6th anniversary. 😍

We finally got a new grill yesterday and we are quite excited about it! We had delicious NY Strips last night. Yummmm!! We grill everything, this is gonna be great!

My Bailey was SO excited to see me when I picked her up!!  She knocked me backwards and wouldn’t leave my side 🐶🐾🐾🐾

I’m hooked on bagged chopped salads right now. Yummmmm!

Here are some randoms from my week ☺️

   
    
   

Bruins are on!!!

Welcome back hockey!!!
I am quite pleased to hear hockey at my house. 😃 It’s odd to not have October baseball. Thanks for a great season Boston!! I’m loving the Patriots so far!! Bring in the hockey!!!

I’ve been quite lost today. I’ve been all out of whack with my Bipolar Disorder recently. I feel like I’m on auto-pilot for a blah day. I’m recovering. 😃

Traveling really poops me out! It is compounded by the go go go go theme of our visit…same old same old right!? Family time, wedding, apple picking, bestie night, seeing my Gram at her nursing home and my Dad’s plaque…exhaustion that is both physical and mental.

Something happened before we went to Boston that’s resonated with me. I saw an article on Facebook I think, and it was a woman who blogs for herself about Huntington’s Disease. It helps her to know other people are out there who are feeling what she feels and hurts in very similar ways to her. That’s what I want with my blog. I want people to read my blog and be relieved to know that they’re NOT alone.

I just lost my Dad to HD in January…I know the pain. I’ve been watching my Gram deteriorate for the past almost 20 years. I know what it’s like to see my Dad shake and slur and think I’m my Sister.

I feel like I’ve been fundraising for HD forever. It’s a part of who I am and part of my faith in a cure. I pray for a cure, I pray for treatments, I pray that no one else will have to feel like this anymore.

So I’m broadening my horizons for my blog. Mental health issues and Huntington’s Disease are where I’ll reside. 😃 They go hand in hand a lot for me. I’ve been talking about myself a lot and I apologize, however, it’s good for me to make it known.

I want to be your go to girl to get a hug and an understanding squeeze from. We can be there going through it together. We got this!!

So, are you going through it too?

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Thanks a lot Pinterest

So it has just occurred to me that I missed new post Monday…..and I’ll tell you why: Pinterest.
I was looking through some pins in my feed and they were great pins and they led me to great blogs about great things and I got caught up following the links and the people guest posting on these new blogs I’m finding. I was so excited to be learning all of this cool new stuff for my branding and growing my blog and increasing my visibility. New sites for themes for my blog….next thing it know, I’m falling asleep on the couch with a million tabs open on my Safari and my laptop is close to over heating….and no blog post.

I’m currently sitting in the airport at the gate and My Love and I have completed breakfast and we are hard at work waiting. We are Boston bound for my cousin’s wedding this weekend.
I miss my people so it’ll be nice to see everyone…but we miss Bailey 😢

We dropped her off last night and I cried for an hour at least. I had a headache and I was stuffed up to the max from crying. That rapidly growing silly pup has my heart. 💜💜

I’ll try and have a couple good pictures from the wedding to post, but I will for sure have some food pictures, you know I’m good for those!

We did really well with eating well and working out last week! Our agreement is working well, for the first week anyway. 😃

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Soooo magnificent Monday was a travel day…HERE I AM!

Happy Tuesday!!!  

I was thinking of you all yesterday as I made my way home to the Mile High City 🙂

Boston was amazing to me as usual!!  My Love made it there for the big party weekend!!!!!

My Peanut was the best birthday girl!!!  She loves the attention 🙂  She lovessss me!!!  We had so much fun this past week!  We were silly, we played, we snuggled, she slept with me for a birthday sleepover.  I ATE IT UP!!!  I love that she loves me so much 🙂  I will do anything in my power to keep it like this forever!! (I know it won’t always be this awesome, she will eventually grow up and be too cool for me)

I had my longed for cheats: a banana split, really really good Italian, and as much seafood as we could!!  Now I’m back on track tomorrow.  Today we rest.  

Do my bipolar friends have trouble with jet lag?  I’ve been finding that I’m cycling up and down more frequently and I have more trouble adjusting.  I wasn’t too up or down but I did have a couple of zombie days.  I rallied though!!!  All the more reason to have a day of rest, no guilt.

I had a travel headache but it was GONE by Wednesday morning!  Thank you Denver Neurological for your Botox miracle!!  WHOOP WHOOP!!!

So what do you all have for your goals this week?  I’m planning on 5 calls a day for my business.  I have 1 guest for my Friday ladies lunch already and I’m hoping to add at least a second one.  I will do 30 minutes at least of an audio book, because they need to get out of my phone. 🙂  I’m also going to do 30 minutes of physical book reading since I have at least 2 books going right now.  In addition to this I’m going to add a second blog post for the week.  2 posts a week!!  Do you want a recipe?  A book recommendation?  Pictures?  Some healthy hints…please comment under the post!!  I’m here for you to come on my crazy journey of healthy living and Winning the Day every day!  

Some cheats, a hawk in the garden and Birthday Party Bonfire with beers and great people!!!

July trip to New England….HUGE WIN for the week!

My Mom, Peanut and I had ice cream!!

My Mom, Peanut and I had ice cream!!

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And I’m a still a failing blogger

I have been having so much fun lately! Traveling a lot is on the calendar for the year. My Love has been doing a significant amount of traveling this past month. I think he’s been home 1 night in the past 3 weeks and he still isn’t coming home for a week. I’m lucky enough to get to fly to Vegas Monday to meet him there for his birthday!! I’m really looking forward to it!!

I’ve been consistently using My Fitness Pal to log all foods I’ve eating for the past few months. Now that I’m consistent with it I want to take it to the next level and take down the calories for the day. I won’t lose much at all if I stay with what I do now. I’m so excited to do our next AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge on Monday April 14!!! Boy do we need a fresh start. I have a lot of networking friends that do AdvoCare as well and they’re starting on this Monday. We just wouldn’t cleanse in Las Vegas, let’s be honest!

I’m missing my Dad a lot this past week. Sister and I had to go through and separate all of Dad’s things when I was in Boston for my little Chicken’s 1st birthday. We donated all that we could. He had a bunch of knife collections that were expected, but he also had some other collections that were complete surprises. Dad is so random! Luckily Sister has people at work that would love to have them. I’m not someone who could appreciate them unfortunately. It would’ve been ideal to take pictures of everything and sell them on EBay but we know less than nothing about all of those things so selling them to someone she knows was a comfort to me. I’m not trying to make money on my Dad’s passing, I just want his things to be cared for 😃

Going to try to be super productive today and clean up the house so we will come home to a clean house 😃

Day 3 of headaches, BOOOOOO!!! I’m loving the Botox for migraines!!! All of my headaches are accounted for, except the hormonal one I get every month. I stay hydrated, take vitamins, take allergy pills every day and go see my Neurologist every 3 months for the Botox. It’s has literally given me back my life!!!

I’m not looking forward to it but I’m ready to do measurements and weigh in for this challenge. We need a good swift kick in the booty!!!

Two days until Vegas!!! I can’t wait to see My Love!!! I’m such a dork!

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Oh November!!!

So I’ve been a major blogging slacker!

We went to Boston for our niece’s Baptism and it was a super fast but super good visit.  5 days of food, fun, family, visiting and some church.  It was great to see my Peanut and my Chicken…well and Mom and Sister too 🙂  I love that I can go there and visit and be totally okay with returning to my home with My Love.  Does that make me a bad person?  I love my family but I’m a healthier and happier person being a little bit away.  We made sure we had all of our food Must Haves: Kelly’s Lobster Roll, amazing home made Italian food, and great pizza.  CHECK, CHECK and CHECK!!!  It was a super yummy visit!!  Now all I am craving is SUSHI!!!

How was your November?

How was your holiday?

Thanksgiving at our house was AMAZING!!

I’m happy with our holiday…and not so happy with the massive quantities of food that were consumed.  We did ROCK the leftovers though.  We had the super important leftover sandwich, open faced and gravy covered….BEST PART!!!!!  I saw that Paula Deen had a Turkey Minestrone Soup recipe going around Facebook and we needed to try it.  So delicious!!!!  The broth got eaten up by the other ingredients, still amazing!

As it is Cyber Monday and the 2nd of the month I’m hoping to continue my working out and reel in my eating.  I’ve been doing my workouts pretty consistently but I’ve been eating STUPIDLY!!!  You can’t workout 3 days a week and have pizza and drinks all the time.  I know better!!!  It’s a little bit tricky since My Love and I aren’t right on the same page fitness wise right now.  We will be soon, I just have to up my will power!!!  As long as we have healthy choices on hand and ready to go we should be good!!!

Oh my goodness I almost forgot to tell you: My Love put his notice in for his resignation from the stupid casino!!!!!!!  9 more shifts then he’s ALL DONE!!!!!  YAYAYAYAYYYYYY!!!

Once he finishes up his last shift we are ROAD TRIPPING TO MICHIGAN!!!!!  It’ll be the first time in 8 years that his whole family will be together for Christmas!!!  How excited is he?!?!?!?  I’m excited!!!  It’ll be a 2 day expedition each way but it’s nothing we haven’t done before…we did drive from Boston to Denver to get me here when I moved here 🙂  FUN!!!  We are certainly going to need some prepped and ready healthy choices for the road!!!  I’m so excited!!!  Can you tell!?!?  🙂

Pictured is how we supported Colorado Proud products on Thanksigiving 🙂  YUMMMMM!!!

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