Tuesday, July 31

#operationnomorefattyboop: my weight loss journey begins... again

Friends, today is the day I make a change. I am finally tired of being overweight. I mean, I’ve been tired of being overweight for awhile but I’m to the point now in which I’m motivated to do something about it. My weight is affecting my self esteem. I’ve lost confidence in who I am and in my appearance. I know appearances aren’t everything and I sound really vain, but I know I can be more comfortable in my own skin. I used to be, and I’m determined to be again.

Even more than concern for not looking my best, I realize I am not healthy and that terrifies me. I'm not getting any younger. In my high school and college years, I was never skinny but I was in shape staying constantly active with volleyball, basketball or running. I work a desk job, so I rarely move. As much as I’d like to claim that chasing three kids around is exercise, it’s really not. Or by all means, not enough.

I consume tons of pop. Since I do not drink coffee, it’s my go to kick for when I’m dragging. Plus, I just love the way it tastes on ice. I’ll miss it for sure, but it has to go. It’s so terrible for you and it is definitely affecting my waistline and my overall feel good. Plus, I love junk. From candy bars to chips to greasy fried food. All of which are okay in moderation, but should not BE my diet.

Friday, July 27

friday favorites: books, tv, and a vacay

Oh, hey there Friends. It’s been a good while since I’ve shared a proper update, so today’s Friday Favorites is dedicated to all things life and will quite likely be all over the place. What can I say? Life just happened. Work happened. Parenting happened. Summer happened. Adulting happened. What didn’t happen was blogging, but I’m hoping to change that. I know, I’ve said that before...

We vacated earlier this month to Topsail, NC. It was our first time there and we will definitely return in the future. It was absolutely beautiful and the most low-key, family oriented beach I believe we’ve ever been to. The weather couldn’t have been better, the time with Family was wonderful, and since my brother-in-law did all the cooking, I actually woke up to the smell of bacon and sausage on more than one occasion. We’re already counting down the weeks until next year.