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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Currently, we’re awesome!

Hello!!!  

Good evening!! Since my last post I’ve hit 7 out of 9 days working out and 1 of the 2 I missed, I took as a rest day.  My Love and I are really kicking some serious booty!  Our 10 day AdvoCare Herbal Cleanse is done tomorrow, so on Wednesday morning we’ll do our weigh ins.  I’m doing well with everything.  I feel all fresh and renewed!  It’s a great kick off to our new healthy beings.  We’re facing a huge undertaking to get to where we want to be fitness and weight wise…but that’s why I’m here: to share our journey.  

We’re going to MI at the end of the month and we’d like to be in a good place with our diet and workout schedule, so we’re working very hard and we’re enjoying the journey for sure!  We’re a great pair, we’re best friends and madly in love.  We’re each other’s accountability partner.  It’s amazing!  I am a very lucky lady!!

We’ve set the date for My Love’s 2 week notice at his full time job…we’re nervous but trying to make it happen.  18 weeks!!  All of our other things will be so much easier to do with some more time freedom.  Of course you need the income too, so money making is front and center with us right now.  Stay motived and head down working!!!  

I’m loving everything right now: I’m putting in some hours with the vacation club and I’ve made my chicken list.  I’m tackling that this week…..NO EXCUSES  I’m such a chicken!   Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!  

So I’m going to try to do my posts at a different time because no one is seeing me at midnight MT on Sunday…not that I think 10 on a Monday night is different…I’ll work on it.  

Thanks for reading!!! 

Does anyone have a favorite healthy recipe?  And, here’s a random pepper picture from my trip to New England in my parents garden.Image