Hump Day Wednesday

Good afternoon my faithful followers!!!

I’m so excited to report that my blog will be changing it up soon!  I want to grow into a big girl blog instead of a wanna be blogger.😃 I’m working with a WordPress guru who’s helping me to improve it all 😃 YAY!!

My Love and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary this weekend!!! We will be headed to Oklahoma to see David Nail again 😃 It’s going to be great to just take a time out for a couple days.

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It has been a terrible terrible week. We have had a tragic loss in our family.  It’s been a shell shock feeling all week long.  I will miss you always cousin.  I’ll miss your hugs for sure!  Mental health issues are no joke.  You all know what I share about my struggles and that’s only the tip of the ice berg as they say.  My cousin had some demons inside and is now free on the other side.  Love you cousin!!! 💜

Weight Watchers is still going well.  I hadn’t been eating enough so I only lost .2 lb.  I’m hoping for more this week.

I’m hoping to get week 2 done for Couch 2 5K. I kind of enjoy it.  I want to be able to run with Bailey 😃 At this point it’s all a far off dream 😃

I hope you all have a great rest of your week as well as your weekend!! Until next time….

Chrissi 💜💜

As usual a few random pics of my week 😃

Bailey in a cone, a chewed up cone

A trip to Penzeys Spice Shop

Iced coffee at work

While getting the pictures for the collage, a gem of my Dad and Grampy 💜

We are trying to do some budgeting to see where we can tighten the wallet straps 💜

See you next time 💜

HAPPY MONDAY!!!!

Good afternoon!!!

I know, I know it’s Monday blah blah…

I LOVE MONDAY’S!

I was cursed for about a month of Monday’s but I’m over it!  I have my workweek staring me in the face…oh NOOOO!!  Yeah right, I’m so very fortunate to have a fun job.  I love the ladies!!  We do have fun while getting work done.  They are quite talented and all of the clients leave happy.

Also I’m still on my Weight Watchers high from Thursday since I lost 4.4 pounds!  We are eating super super clean so I have no eaters regret from the weekend 🙂

We did a bunch of shopping for proteins, fruit and veggies.  All clean eating supplies.  If you don’t buy crap you wont eat crap.  Sometimes it is just that easy, others I’ll get whiplash from running to the phone for delivery.  I’ll take this as a win 🙂 🙂  All prepped for the week!!!  WIN!!

My Bipolar nonsense has been behaving for the most part.  I had to add more meds which is maddening!!!  People aren’t supposed to do this.  I HATE having Bipolar Disorder.  I sleep too much, I gain too much, I have a special schedule that I can’t mess with.  I feel guilty, I feel inadequate, I feel like I’m high maintenance.  I look like I’m mad, but that is the Botox for my migraines and the zone that my meds have me in a little.  Oh boy!!!

Bonuses to being Bipolar: I’m more understanding of others.  I feel everything so much.  I sleep a lot (sometimes it’s a win).  Yeah that’s it 😉

So today I have attached some randoms from the week 🙂

This is what I wanna get back to.

This is what I wanna get back to.

Come on...I need this! Bad ass!!

Come on…I need this!
Bad ass!!

This is our favorite chicken recipe.  Jalapeno dijon thighs!

This is our favorite chicken recipe. Jalapeno dijon thighs!

This just resonated with me...good words for a Monday :)

This just resonated with me…good words for a Monday 🙂

Poor poor baby girl had to get spayed last week.   Poor Bailey!! <3 <3 <3

Poor poor baby girl had to get spayed last week. Poor Bailey!!

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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Still crushing it!!

We are Winning the Day big time!!!

We’re eating clean, we’re working out, we’re setting goals for our week, we’re logging our food, drinking water, sleeping…BOOM!!!

I’ve been a bit off for the past week and a half, but who doesn’t have their off days?  Mine just lasted a little longer 🙂  I’ve also had a headache this week.  BUT I did rally and hit the gym today.  Like they say in the fitness world: Never miss more than 3 days in a row.  I have to workout every day until the end of the week to hit my 4 workouts this week, but it’s totally do-able.  

We’ve been making some absolutely delicious food! We had chicken and broccoli stir fry last night, and turkey and quinoa stuffed peppers the night before…yummm!!  I’ll have to learn how to add them and give credit for them 🙂 We’re doing 1-2 shakes, smoothies or Advocare Meal Replacement (I’m LOVING the vanilla right now!!!) and then a super clean dinner.  

So, today is my anniversary with My Love!!!  4 years of insane happiness!!!  I took a leap of faith to move to Colorado from Boston to take a chance on love with My Love…and I’ve literally never been happier!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  He makes me smile when I’m full of tears.  He’s my backbone when mine is away.  He’s my better half, my life, my world, my why.  He’s my accountability partner in our adventure to get fit.  I’ve set my goal to FIT@40 and I know I’ve got this!!!  We’re a great influence on each other now that we’re serious in taking this journey all the way!!  I can’t wait to see our results at the end of the Advocare 24 Day Challenge!!  Today is day 17!  It’s coming up, I’d better get to work!!!

We’re indulging in sushi galore tonight.  We’ll make any healthy swaps we can: limiting or omitting crunchy rolls, using brown rice, getting sashimi…we’ll experiment and see what we can do.  There’s no wrong answer with sushi!  I just love love love sushi!!!

I had a meeting with a great gal who is a Life Coach.  We were chatting and she is SO HELPFUL!!!!  I spilled my guts and told her information that she needed to make an assessment for me.  The outcome was: I need to do what makes me happy.  If I’m doing something that I’m not happy with, I won’t be successful.  I was kind of in a “DUR!!!” moment.  It seems so simple, why was I having trouble?  Dur Chrissi!

So all in all I’m a happy, happy gal!  Madly in love, living the good life!  I’m am so blessed!  Thank you Universe!!!

 

 

Annoying and just plain bad

Well, we are starting a cleanse on Tuesday or Wednesday so we took it upon ourselves to be bad 😦

We DEFINITELY did not follow clean, Paleo eating. So now we have more to lose. I don’t understand how or why I want to lose weight but I don’t have the burning disgust that I should have to do it with. I’m sure it is a combination of food addiction, laziness and a bit of bi-polar.

I haven’t been working out due to dumb headaches…so I still have week 2 workout 3 to do in Couch 2 5K. I’m going to get back at it tomorrow with my love. I went to my FAVORITE grocery store (Sprouts!!!) and stocked up on things we will make that are yummy and clean. Tonight I’m doing big batch “Paleo Uggas” which are clean chicken nuggets and sweet potato fries so I can have lunch tomorrow and my love will have some great dinner at work.