You are hearing it here first. Again. This girl is making a transformation. It is time to bring healthy back. This has been a goal of mine since I had Olivia, 10 years ago, I have mentioned it on this blog...oh, hundreds of times, and this time I do not plan to disappoint.
I plan to document a #transformationtuesday picture on instagram every week this year. If you don't follow me on instagram, I started documenting at least one picture every day this year to make a chatbook at the end of the 2017! Tuesdays will be my day each week to document a picture of myself on there. Each month I will give a more full update on the blog. So if you don't follow me on instagram, you totally should!!
Some of you that have been following along on this blog since the beginning are saying, yeah yeah, we have heard this before. Let's see how long it lasts this time. I do not blame you for that in the least bit. Of course, there is a part of me that is saying when do you think you will fall off the wagon (insert kind to myself, positive thinking Sandy who changes my thinking)! This time is different and let me tell you why....
I am the most settled and content with life than I have been since I was 18 years old. This is no joke. From 18-24 I couldn't tell you where I would live or where I would work next week. Seriously. I had so many W-2's each year that some would come and I wouldn't even remember where it was from (just so you know, I wouldn't get fired, I always quit!) I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. If it didn't make me happy or work with my schedule, i would just get a new job. I rarely lived anywhere for more than a few months. It was pretty rare I lived out an entire lease and even when Mike and I finally bought our first house, we put it on the market 9 months later after my brother passed away to be closer to my parents. Then it was constant construction in too little space. Too many people in too little space. Lots of tears, fighting, stress, etc. etc.
Now I am the most content and settled I have been in 18 years. 18 years. I hate to even say it or write it because I don't want to jinx it, but I am. I am in my forever home. No it isn't finished, but we all have space, nothing is urgent and in my eyes, compared to what we had to work with, it couldn't get any better. I have a great schedule. I have worked on time management with my counselor and it is really working for me. I schedule the time to prep the food and I will schedule the time to exercise.
I haven't started exercising, but I have changed the way I eat and it is going great. Notice I didn't say diet. I am not dieting, I am literally changing the way I eat and cook. I am doing what I never thought I would do, I am eating little to no carbs. What? This pasta, bagel, bread loving girl is giving up carbs, this can't be. Well it is and it is working and it is easy. I don't track anything and I eat stuff I love and I lose weight, so I am keeping up with it. I will go into a little more detail about what I have been eating in another post if anyone is interested!
So, back to Transformation Tuesday. Every week for the year 2017 you will see a post on instagram with a pic of me and the scale. Let's see what happened today.
I searched back to find my highest weight that I posted here on the blog and it was 207.1. Yikes. Back then I said when I got under 200, I would never go back. Well hello there 200. You're back 😒, but not for long....
And if you have followed me since How the Jeans Fit Friday, those are the jeans in the picture (I don't think they fit??) I will try those jeans on once a month. Maybe next time I can button them??!!
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Till next time!