Hey y’all.


I already know what you’re thinking.

“Oh god. Another weightloss/fitness blog. Like we really need that.”

I know. I feel the same way.. But my hope is that by putting this out there in the world, I hold myself accountable for actually doing something this time. This is more for me than it is for you. No offense. But it’s not like anyone is reading this anyway.

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I’m Terrible at Keeping Up

Yeah. I keep forgetting to update this now. But honestly, now that I’m not doing the reset, I don’t have a lot to report every day. I’m back to my old habits of not tracking what I eat and eating whatever is conveniently around. And it shows. I haven’t lost since I stopped the reset. I haven’t gained a whole lot either, so I guess that’s good. Although the past few days have been horrible decision central, so I’m sure if I weigh myself today, there will definitely be a gain. Cafe food and lattes. An entire bag of M&Ms that was supposed to be the “shareable size”. I shared it with myself. A bottle of Coke. Donuts. Jelly Beans someone brought in at work. It’s been an all around junk food fest over here. I’m derailing all the work I did last month. I haven’t just fallen off the wagon. I drove it off a cliff, smashed it on the rocks, and I’m trapped in the middle of the fiery inferno at the bottom. I have to do better. I have to keep myself on track.

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Long Time, No Check-In

Yeah. I haven’t updated in awhile. And not a lot of good to report since. My grand finale of the 28 Day Reset was complete overindulgence for days around my birthday. Fast food. Cake. More cake. Big family meal. Pie. Chinese food. More cake. And a few more overnight shifts at work to round out the fun.

My body didn’t handle it well at all. It’s still not. The second night of my overnight shift, my body said “screw you. If you’re gonna keep this up, I’m revolting.” And it did. It cleared out everything even remotely offensive. I had to leave work early (again) and spent the ENTIRE next day in bed with a bucket next to me.

That was 3 days ago. 2 days ago I had a massive headache from lack of food and water for a whole day. Yesterday I felt fine. Today, my stomach isn’t so sure of things again. I started this whole Reset and this blog because I was tired of feeling sick. I haven’t felt ANY better since I started. How do I feel better? Cause seriously. I’m TIRED OF IT.

In other news, weigh in today proved how bad I’ve been. I gained. Not as much as I thought, but that’s probably because my body got rid of a bunch of it for me already.. BUT just for fun, I tried to see how far I could tighten my belt while I was getting ready. It’s a long way off from being comfortable, but I can technically hit belt notch #5. So yay for that?

Little Goals to Achieve Big Ones

Another little gain today. Which is fine. I kind of expected it. Since going off the 28 Day Reset, I’ve been treating myself to a daily Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg. And some frappucinos. And a lemon bar. I’ve not been making the best decisions, so it’s time to get back on track and cut the crap out again. Anyway. That’s not the point of this post at all.

I’m not sure how I was reminded of it, but this is a little story I’ve told once before in some past blog life. I think it works well here too, so I’m going to share it again.

A few years ago, I told myself I wanted to be more active. I hate exercise and going to the gym, and I wanted to do something more outdoorsy. So I decided to ride a bike. Boyfriend is big into biking so I at least had a partner in crime to do these rides with. Our city is big on creating trails and bike paths that crisscross the city, so there was one literally across the street from where we lived. Amazing! We could go all the time! Except he’s into the big fancy expensive bikes that weigh like 8 pounds TOTAL, and I had a crappy rusted monstrosity of mountain bike that I could barely lift. And him being an active biker, while I hadn’t ridden in a good 10 years meant he could ride circles around me. He probably could have ridden to the edge of the county and back before I made it more than 2 miles. Which made it a little frustrating and not a lot of fun to ride.

But I had been determined. I was going to ride. We made a goal that I would ride 15 miles at least once that summer. At one point, I made it about 10 and was super proud, but that wasn’t the goal. The goal was 15. So we picked a day and a nice flat trail to try to beat the goal.

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Day 24: Check In

Can I really call it Day 24 if I quit 4 days ago? Oh well. I’m doing it anyway. So 4 days ago I went home sick from work with the worst stomach cramps I’ve had in awhile. I decided that I wasn’t seeing an abundance of benefits from doing the 28 Day Reset (besides the weight lost) in comparison to how I felt all the way through, so I stopped. In the few days I’ve been off, I’ve eaten exactly the same crap I did before. But I’ve also felt like crap since Thursday. After I went home, I slept most of the day. I made it to work the next day, but still didn’t feel great. On Saturday, I felt AWFUL with stomach cramps and nausea. So I called off again. Sunday felt better, for awhile. Then I made the biggest mistake of all.

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Day 20: I Think I’m Calling It.

I came home from work after about 3 hours this morning. My stomach was cramped with shooting pains. Is it because of something I ate yesterday? The oatmeal I had this morning? My coffee? The fact that I slept maybe a total of an hour, not consecutively, last night? All or none of the above? I don’t know. But it’s not the first time I’ve felt sick this month. Honestly, it’s not the first time I’ve felt sick outside of this month, but I’ve noticed it more recently.

I’ve spent the last 20 days feeling weirdly off-kilter. I’ve had episodes of nausea and waves of sweatiness that don’t have anything to do with physical activity. There are days when I feel kind of dizzy. My body has changed a bit in ways that are a little TMI. I smell different. Things that leave my body look different… Maybe that’s from not eating enough calories. Maybe it’s from eating the wrong calories. Maybe my body doesn’t do well with the whole Stevia thing. Or my weird reaction to quinoa. Or something else I’m eating or not eating. I don’t know. But I think I need to detox myself from my detox now.

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Day 19: Another Walk in the Park

Today was a pretty lazy day. I sat around and knitted most of the day, but I did pick another park for Boyfriend and I to go to. We walked about a mile and a half through one of the local metro gardens. It was pretty with all the spring flowers, and I’m sure it will be even prettier when all the trees have leaves and all the summer flowers have blossomed.

We actually went out to eat tonight. First time all month! We went to Roosters (which is kind of like Hooters without the boobs). I got grilled chicken fingers, which were a little smaller than I thought they were going to be, so I ended up eating 3 of Boyfriend’s wings– but he does the whole no carb thing, so he gets them no breading, no sauce. So I could eat them too! I may have spent a lot more on groceries this month than I normally do, but I’m also saving by not eating out or buying food in the cafe. So I guess it evens out a bit.

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Day 18: I Forgot That I Know How to Cook

All that talk about meal prep that I’ve been doing… I actually did it today! I made Sweet Potato Chicken Chili (which is damn good and I’ll post it later) and I prepped some more shredded chicken (and broth), have baked chicken ready to throw in the oven, and cut up and froze peppers and onions for quick cooking. Look at me being productive today! I even kept up with the dishes I dirtied while doing it all.

I’m surprised I got that much done today, since I woke up at noon. But I guess that’s to be expected when I went to bed at 7am.

Also… I definitely bought Easter candy yesterday at the store. I didn’t break into it, but I’m counting down to the day I can.

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