Wellness Wednesdayย 

Good afternoon friends!!

Manicure Monday was a success so I’m going for a 2 post a week routine. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ My gel polish is still perfect!

I’ve been kicking butt with Weight Watchers! I’m down 23 pounds and I’m really enjoying it! I had a great week last week until Tommy’s birthday weekend. But I’m not mad I just tracked it all and I’ve moved on from it. I lost 1.8 last week and I’m still looking okay for this week. Lots of clean eating necessary to stay on track. I want to lose a few more pounds before the Boston trip and I’m pretty sure I can do it!!


On another wellness note my Bipolar Disorder has been acting up a ton. I’m super exhausted and crabby….just not me. I’m quiet, and not in a peaceful way. I generally have issues in the spring so I’m not too surprised but it still doesn’t make going through it any easier. I hurt and I feel useless. I’m in a funk and I do not like it. I struggle with my eating and feel like self sabotaging everything I’ve worked so hard for. Good thing I have My Love by my side!! He stops me, well makes me see what I’m doing. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ It’s tricky having a miserable a$$hole living in my head. I am trying to practice my self care but I’m unable to read when I feel like this. I just am not me. I’m going through the motions but I’m not IN it. I slept in today hoping to brush it off….we shall see.

Thanks for reading friend! I hope you loved Wellness Wednesday! Time to learn! Have a great rest of your week!! See you on Manicure Monday!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’œ

HAPPY NEW YEAR PEEPS!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

So it is Tuesday January 3rd 2017. Have you made resolutions? I have but I’m thinking I need to adjust them. Obviously I want to make more money. ๐Ÿ’ฐ I want to volunteer more. I want to pay down debt. I want to save money. ๐Ÿค‘ Blah blah blah I’m boring myself. ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

I want to hit my goal weight this year. I want to get more sporty. I want to keep kicking butt with WW. I actually have signed myself up for Crossfit and have my 1st Foundations meeting tonight. ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸผHoly crap! Not being a weenie is dangerous. ๐Ÿ˜ณ Like I’ve said: If a 400 lb man and an 80 year old lady can do it, why not me?

I want to keep being the best me I can. I’ll continue to read, to practice self care. I’m going to consciously try to be kinder to myself. I’m quite mean to myself. I will fix it!! ๐Ÿ˜  I plan on building my blog so I’ll be here to be accountable to all of you! 

Also I have a new job that I love and I’m learning more everyday!!๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ The people watching isn’t bad either!! ๐Ÿ˜†

More great news!  I’m super excited about the advances in HD research!!!  Things are looking up fast! First human trials have begun!!! Team Penney will keep on fundraising!! Science is awesome! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป I know I’ll keep praying! ๐Ÿ˜

Happy new year!! 

Let’s rock those resolutions!!

Holy crap I’m eating big freakin frogs!! ๐Ÿธ

So I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve totally been Winning The Day lately. I haven’t been working much at all at ME so I’ve been free to do all kinds of stuff. 

I feel like I’ve been allowing myself to be a weenie. My meds have changed for the better so I haven’t had the shake anymore BUT my anxiety has come up more. That’s not cool. My therapist has been showing me some more coping tricks and I’ve been doing well with it. Sooooo I will NOT allow myself to be a weenie any longer! There’s a book called Eat That Frog ๐Ÿธ and it’s based on the premise of overcoming procrastinaton by tackling your biggest task first. Eat that big ugly frog first and the rest of your day is a cake walk. So let’s just say I’ve been eating some serious frogs!!! ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ

I want a new job and since I don’t shake I can cut hair…..so scared haven’t cut any hair since school. Holy crap!!!!! ๐Ÿ’ฉ So I ate a big frog and applied at Great Clips. I had 3 interviews in a hour!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Chrissi’s freaking the f out!!!! Eatin them frogs!!! Sooooo I’ve run into trouble because I need models to do the technical interviews. I don’t know any people here to cut their hair. Fast forward a week I have an ad on Craigslist and last night got my 2 people for the Great Clips 6 mins away. ENTER ANXIETY!!! Breathe from the belly…

I’m watching YouTube tutorials, I’m prepping my tools, wardrobe choices to make then holy shit kid, I got this!!! I have absolute nervous excitedness but I sure do have a smile on my face! ๐Ÿ˜โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

So I’m reading Eat That Frog and I’m eating frogs in my real life. Even if I don’t get this job I’m so damn proud of myself. Thank you to my peeps for having my back! My Love has been holding my hand the whole time ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I love him!!!

I’m flaking all over the place.ย 

So I’m feeling a ton better overall now that we’ve braved the raging rapids of my medication overhaul. Now it’s a 3 day headache that I’m recovering from. I was feeling like I couldn’t catch a break…..BUT the sun is shining, I have the day off and I feel great!! I intend to make the most of my day!!

I’ve been missing writing but I just haven’t been able to get my shit together enough to do it. In other news I’m still hot on the job hunt. 

My Love has been traveling a lot this past month although I’ve had him home a week straight now. ๐Ÿ˜ 

I’ve been kicking butt with WW!! โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž Also I’m still slowly working on Couch to 5K ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…

Tonight I’m trying out a support group for Huntington’s Disease. ๐Ÿ’œ Should be interesting. I feel like maybe I should’ve done that years ago. I’m a self proclaimed CHICKEN!! ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฅ Anyway I’m going to check it out ๐Ÿ˜ณ

I’m reading a Tony Robbins book: How to Awaken the Giant Within. I’m loving it!! How did I not read him before? Personal development is something I wish I found sooner than age 32. I could’ve been much further on my journey. โ˜บ๏ธ ๐Ÿค“

Sooooo all is well in this neck of the woods ๐Ÿ’œ Also fun fact: my nieces love FaceTime! And I do too! I’m sure my sister gets driven crazy about it but that’s okay ๐Ÿ˜‰

See you soon peeps!!

I wanna be here for you ๐Ÿ’œ

So I’ve been thinking about how to put what’s in my head here and do myself and others justice. I’m thinking about how I started this blog to get shit out of my head. I am a VERY unique person with a lot of things going for me. That being said I struggle a lot with a laundry list of things it seems sometimes BUT those things help me connect with my peeps. 

Do you have anxiety? I’m here for you.

Do you have Bipolar Disorder? I’m here for you. 

Do you have depression? I’m here for you.

Do you have migraines? I’m here for you. 

Are you overweight? I’m here for you. 

Are you gene positive for Huntington’s Disease? I’m here for you. 

Are you on disability? I’m here for you. 

Do you see what I’m saying? I’m here for you. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

So whether 1 person identifies with this or 1 million…..I’m here for you. Sometimes you just feel like you’re alone and you’re not. I’m here for you. 

I try to do the right thing all the time but you just can’t. I’m doing Weight Watchers to get me a bit lighter. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I log all my food I get excercise in. Then you continue and be patient. I am NOT good at that part. I read an amazing book The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. The cliff notes version is everyone operates on a baseline. The choices you make in your day either help you or hurt you. You order the salad your lines goes up positively. You order the quarter pounder with cheese your line goes into the negative. Over time your pluses take you sky high and your negatives take you into the ground. Bottom line is keep doing the positive stuff and you’ll get to your goals quicker than if you stray. I try to live by this. But we all stray, for we are human. But I’m here for you. We can’t do it all but we sure try โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ

I love you all and I’m not kidding, I’m here for you. I’ll stay up with you, any time ๐Ÿ’œ

3 days, 3 blogs

So I’m totally thankful for my freedom today as I sit with My Love and my pup Bailey on the deck on this gorgeous evening in western MI.

We are about to hook up a delicious, clean eating meal. I’m starving but I know it’ll be worth the wait. My Love is quite the cook!!

I worked all day today and I’m not gonna lie, it sucked!!! I just feel like I literally waste my time going there. The job hunt is in full effect!!

Are you having a great holiday weekend??

So, I’m working on some stuff…

I shall begin by saying that consistency is not one of my strong suits. Now that that’s out of the way….I’m working on some stuff. ย I’m trying to being a great Dog Mom, which I’m doing well at. I’m trying to be a good girlfriend, which I’m doing well at. I’m trying to be a good person, which I’m doing well at. I’m trying to be a good bestie, which I’m doing well at. Now, here is where the trouble comes in: I’m trying to be good to me…I’m failing MISERABLY!

I can do a lot of things well but wherever and whenever it comes to me I stumble and fail over and over again. Why is that? Wish I knew…..but I’m working on it. I read badass go get it girl books, I have My Love feeding me love every day, my therapist questions me on it, yet I’m beating myself up any chance I get. I’m not acknowledging my value. So how do I fix it? I’m not too sure. Just do better I think…take my meds, sleep well…I do that. ย Love myself. I kinda do. I wish I could see me like My Love does!! ย He LOVES me! Eat right and exercise…I’ll work on it. What else?! Ummmm ย I’m trying to start to get out of my comfort zone a bit. My paperwork is all filled out for my Cosmetology and Esthetics licenses in Michigan. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I want back in the industry and I want to wax. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I know I’m a weirdo!! ย I love that shit!! Anyhow I’m going to WW tomorrow and the dentist and My Love comes home from Cali late night!!! ย Walk tomorrow!! ย Cure HD!! ย I’m gonna be a mushy mess, my Dad and my sweet little Grammy gone from it. It’s bullshit honestly. I’m not gonna pull the oh so popular “It’s not fair!” crap. Where does it get you?! ย It’s annoying to the listeners. I’m going the crusader route! The closest HD branch is an hour away but I’ll get in there somehow โ˜บ๏ธ Let’s get this shit cured!!

Happy Thursday!!

 

Here’s my fundraising link:

http://hdsa.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=6327

 

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 โ˜บ๏ธ

I have been doing really well with Weight Watchers ๐Ÿ˜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. ๐Ÿ˜ข 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. ๐Ÿ’—

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ At the end of the month we will be  our 6th anniversary. ๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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

Here are some randoms from my week โ˜บ๏ธ

   
    
   

Hump Day Wednesday

Good afternoon my faithful followers!!!

I’m so excited to report that my blog will be changing it up soon! ย I want to grow into a big girl blog instead of a wanna be blogger.๐Ÿ˜ƒ I’m working with a WordPress guru who’s helping me to improve it all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ YAY!!

My Love and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary this weekend!!! We will be headed to Oklahoma to see David Nail again ๐Ÿ˜ƒ 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. ย It’s been a shell shock feeling all week long. ย I will miss you always cousin. ย I’ll miss your hugs for sure! ย Mental health issues are no joke. ย You all know what I share about my struggles and that’s only the tip of the ice berg as they say. ย My cousin had some demons inside and is now free on the other side. ย Love you cousin!!! ๐Ÿ’œ

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

I’m hoping to get week 2 done for Couch 2 5K. I kind of enjoy it. ย I want to be able to run with Bailey ๐Ÿ˜ƒ At this point it’s all a far off dream ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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

Chrissi ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

As usual a few random pics of my week ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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 ๐Ÿ’œ

We are trying to do some budgeting to see where we can tighten the wallet straps ๐Ÿ’œ

See you next time ๐Ÿ’œ

Well I’m home with my fur face…it’s been real

So my quickie trip to Boston did not go as planned…that’s putting it mildly. ย Let’s start at the beginning.

I drove myself to the airport so that Id have my car when I got home since My Love was not going to be with me. ย He’s on a road trip to a convention he was going to out of state. ย My fur face was staying at her favorite 2nd home Bark at the Worldย . ย My Mom had told me that my Grandfather was in the hospital with pneumonia. ย I honestly didn’t think too much of it…..that was my mistake.

I get to my Mom’s and my sister is there with my nieces, my Mom and an aunt or two…kind of odd for a Thursday. ย It was said that we needed to go see Pop. ย I seem to forget that he and my Gram are 81. ย They don’t bounce back like they used to. ย Pop was in a BAD BAD way. ย It absolutely rocked me to my core…he can’t go yet. ย We’ve been very very spoiled just to have them as grand parents for the past 37 years. ย Although they’re only “grandparents” they have been so so so much more to Sister and me. ย We lived with them for 8 plus years. ย The best years growing up. ย I have my best childhood memories with them. ย My mom worked her butt off all the time and took night classes until she graduated from college. ย Pop took early retirement at 55, we were always with them. ย Camping every weekend all summer long and a week in the summer, a trip to Disney. ย So many of my best memories are living on Eustis St at the end of a dead end having fun for years…..

My grandfather is the main guy of the house…My Dad wasn’t in the house. ย Pop was. ย Sister and I learned things that are no longer taught. ย Respect, honor, love, all the good stuff that matters in life. ย You get your butt up if you’re sitting in Pop’s seat. ย From Gram I got “You never feel bad for doing the right thing.” ย They’re great great people and I’m a better person to have learned life lessons from them directly.

Great news: Pop’s doing MUCH MUCH better. ย I did extend my trip for a couple days. ย I just couldn’t leave…not like he was. ย I broke a few speed limits getting to my Bailey last night. ย She’s been sleeping ever since.

I had a TERRIBLE weigh in today. ย I had to pay for all of the bad things I ate all week. ย I now know that that sucks so I won’t do it again this week. ย I’m starting couch to 5 K either tonight or tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s some random pics of my past week!!!! ย Egg hunt, coloring eggs, Bailey pics, beer and the best gift I’ve ever gotten: I love you to the moon and back bracelet from My Peanut โค

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