Damn it, I’m Winning the Day!!!

Good evening ladies and gentlemen!!

I hope everyone had a great holiday.  Our Christmas was great and quiet…does it get any better!?!?  Great food, My Love finally having a few days in a row off in a row.  Beautiful Christmas with Miss Bailey!  Her first Christmas and she loved it because she got cool stuff. 🙂

I went to that Barre class again today…I’m smoked head to toe.  I was violently shaking in all of my muscles by the time class was over and I was doing the MODIFIED exercises.  I can’t wait to get better so I can do the real ones.

I also got going on my calendar, filling it up with doctor appointments, happy hours, coffee talks, lunches, conference calls and webinars.  I love networking!!

I’ve been twitching in my hands and it’s annoying.  All the prescriptions will do that.

I started to find other Huntington’s Disease blogs.  One that I found is NO JOKE!  She’s raw and honest and it scares the crap out of me.  A couple others are more my speed.  Other BiPolar blogs are also scary, well the ones I’ve seen.  I’ll just hang out in my bubble thanks.  I STILL haven’t made it to the BiPolar support group…I’m chicken.

On a side note: My Bruins just beat My Love’s Redwings!!  WHOOP WHOOP!!!

I just slaved over the stove and oven for leftover paleo chicken nuggets and leftover mashed potatoes…YUM!!!

Now to finish off my calendar and chill out with My Love and Miss Bailey!

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!! ❤ Chrissi

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Relaxation on the home front…liking it!

Happy Hump Day!

I’m having a Bailey free day.  That is how I’m able to actually get a post done. 🙂

I love her to pieces but she’s requiring a ton of attention that really needs to be spent getting things accomplished. So My Love being the awesome and amazing man that he is, offered to get Bailey into daycare one day a week.  This is amazing because now I can do my calls, maybe vacuum since she hates it, my opportunities are endless!  Also she LOVES Nancy and Mike at Bark at the World Petsitting.  That’s where she was for the week we went to Boston.  We saw her in pictures on Facebook already LOVING IT!!!

I have been in a rough patch with my lovely BPD.  It’s been flip flopping for almost 2 months now.  We had to add a couple of prescriptions until it breaks.  More prescriptions means more side effects…yippee dee do da…my ass.  I just feel so frustrated…Adding in new meds makes me feel like a puppet until it levels out.  Down in the dumps one day, flying high the next…it’s like playing the lottery.

Last week we went for a family road trip: My Love had some work to do in Durango, CO.  I decided to tag along with the pup.  Damn, it was GORGEOUS!  San Juan National Park is a bucket list type of gorgeous with the foliage and mountain views…man oh man…The Aspen trees, the pine trees, great view…and it just goes on forever!

I’ve been banned from networking since my filter is nonexistent and I’m in over talk overdrive.  It’s for the best. 🙂 So I’m relaxing, and watching Ellen in 2 minutes!!!

Puppy on the bed...nailed it! Bailey strikes!!! Gorgeous Aspen trees

I need a real camera to do that justice!

I need a real camera to do that justice!

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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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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So…it’s a beautiful September afternoon here in the Mile High City

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen!

I’ve been working hard at everything lately, even though I’ve been sick for a week!  I’ve been eating healthy and keeping my food journal, as well as doing some meal prep.  I’ve been getting in my workouts, not as many as I would ideally like but I’m getting there.  I’ve been making appointments and using my upline.  I’ve been doing my reading and staying accountable.  I’m looking to keep my eye on the prize…My Love getting out of the dreaded casino.

We went to the Red Sox game last week, although here it would’ve been called the Rockies game 🙂  It was awesome!!  THEY WON!!!  We haven’t been to a game all year, it was the last home game of the season.  We went just in time!  Luckily we’ve been to 2 Red Sox games this year.  One in Boston, one in Denver.  We’re cool like that 🙂

I’m not looking at the scale yet, I hate that thing.  I will say that my face looks a TINY bit thinner.  I think I got sick as I got the nasties out of me 🙂  I feel much better now!  I’m going to to back the the actual gym Wednesday.  I go to 24 Hour Fitness and they’ve remodelled.  I’m looking forward to seeing it.  I’m going to do weight training in with my cardio, I’m so excited!!!  I’ve missed it!   

We have a date day this week!!!  I love date day with My Love!  I’m hoping to take some pictures, for you and my Instagram.  I’m liking IG.  Do you all have IG accounts?  May I follow you?

Leave me a comment so I know you were here!!!  I’ll follow you back!

More jalapeño pepper problems…

So it’s a summer rain down pour here in CO.  My Love is out networking for one of his businesses.  I am not doing a whole lot.  I’m pretty much useless today due to my migraine hang over.  The day after a LONG bout with a miserable, 3 day long migraine I’m dumb.  I’m more forgetful than usual.  I’m more clumsy than usual.  I’m rendered stupid for hopefully only one day.

One thing I DID do is hit up the grocery store to get things for UnCivilized Caveman’s Jalapeño Dijon Chicken.  It is THE BOMB DOT COM!!!!!!!!!!  If you want something delicious, find him on FaceBook.  Amazing recipes that are Paleo!!  So there’s 4 jalapeños diced in the marinade.  I know to be careful when cutting and cleaning the peppers but geez, I was not expecting to be wheezing, eyes burning, coughing, and sneezing…that is a bit much!  I’m still a rookie sometimes in the kitchen.  And on a dumb day.  

I haven’t worked out much this past week with all of this migraine nonsense.  I’m hoping the next upcoming week will be more productive.  It’s also a Date Day Week!!!  Good stuff all around!  Sunday My Love is off so we can go to a friend’s wedding.  Then only 2 shifts at the casino then we’re off: Michigan to see the family!  So exciting, a getaway is exactly what we need!  

In other exciting news, I’m up to 21 followers!!!

 Thanks you so much!!  I’m a bad ass, I know!  Next I’m going to try to figure out how to get my people to comment…

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