Wellness Wednesday πŸ’œπŸ˜πŸΆ

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. πŸ˜† Kelly’s for lobster rolls, Kane’s for maple bacon donuts, why no?!?🍩 We went to Our pizza place. πŸ• 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!! πŸ˜πŸ’œ
We’re finally having some delightful weather!!! πŸŒžβ˜€οΈπŸ˜Ž 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?! πŸ˜‰ I’m working 4 of the next 5 days so that’s good! Back to making some money instead of spending it!!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’°πŸ’Έβœ‚οΈπŸ’‡πŸ» 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!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’œπŸ˜πŸ˜ŽπŸ’‡πŸ»

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Wellness Wednesday, well Thursday πŸ˜

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!!πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ 2 weeks from today!! 

Oh P.S. I’m still super sore from Monday’s Crossfit debacle πŸ‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜²

Have a great week peeps!! πŸ‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ±β­οΈπŸ˜πŸ’œ

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. πŸ˜† 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 πŸ˜

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!!! πŸ’° 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” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Botox, medications…..shiiiiiiitt!! Normal…..NO THANKS!! πŸ˜†


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 πŸ˜ƒ 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. πŸ’—

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. πŸ˜‰ 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. πŸ˜ƒ 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. πŸ˜ƒ

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. πŸ˜ƒ 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. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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. πŸ˜ƒ

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