Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Deployment Weightloss: Day 7 (First Week of Cleanse)

Yesterday, I completed the first week of my cleanse (I will post a review once I have completed the 15 days).  My results are simply from my food and drink choices and the cleanse. Unfortunately, working out has not been an option lately.

I got on the scale yesterday and was thrilled to see it say 192.2! That is progress!  Now, I weighed myself this morning and was at 190 but decided not to count/record it because it may have been a fluke and didn't want to double check.

With the exception of half of a soda that I drank yesterday (I needed to counteract the drowsiness from some drugs), I have only drank water this week.  It hasn't been easy with my son sucking down his juice in front of me, but I have managed to stay strong.

You can see what I ate throughout the week on My Fitness Pal.  Unfortunately, I lost my Fitbit Force on Monday.  I was highly upset, but that is how life goes especially this past week.

I missed work all last week due to Elliott still being sick.  Of course, Elliott has never been sick and once Akeem deploys he has been nothing but a head cold.  A head cold that he was so kind to pass on to me.  But I will admit that it is my fault. Got too cocky about my immune system and was letting him kiss me on the mouth.

In fact, Elliott infected my mother as well while we were in Georgia the week before.  Went to the doctor today and found out I have an ear infection, laryngitis, and swollen lymph nodes. This means that the last two days have been spent just trying to get food in my body (haven't been hungry) and not necessarily making the best food choices.

With all that aside, I didn't do the cleanse today but will restart tomorrow.  Hoping that tomorrow will be a better day then the past few days.

That is all for my update this week.  By the end of December, I hope to be at 188. Time to push! 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesday Wishes 12/4/13

Between the start of my new job and Akeem's deployment, trying to find time to blog has been difficult.  However, while my blogs posts have decreased, my wish list has not.

This is my wish list for this week:

For This Deployment to be Over Tomorrow
This one is pretty much a "DUH."  Now to add to the wish: for the deployment to be over and for us to still collect the deployment benefits for the entire 9 months. HAHA! It is a wish list after all.
  A Gym with Childcare
I haven't been able to really go to the gym since I started this new jobThen with Akeem gone, the idea of going to the gym seems comical.  Unfortunately, there are no gyms near Fort Knox with childcare.  There is one gym on post, but they only watch kids Monday through Friday from 8am to 12pm and you have to give them 24 hour notice.  I would basically have to travel 30 minutes to an hour to find a gym with childcare.  Right now, I am considering finding a part time baby sitter but that is whole other issue. UGH!

Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Refresher Spray
I first heard about this on Instagram. Initially, I thought it was only offered through CurlBox but I found it on Sephora's website as well.  Trying to get my hair to grow but my natural hair is sometimes a beast to keep in control. Therefore, this looks like it would be nice to keep my curls looking moistened and fresh as opposed to dry and crazy.

LORAC Rockin' Red Hot 3D Liquid Lustre Set

I usually don't buy cosmetics from the brand's website (usually go through Sephora or Macy's). But for this set, I may have to make an exception. There have been swatches on Instagram that were just so beautiful and for $28 it seems like a pretty good deal. You can use it for eyeshadow and there is one on the Sephora site that you can use as a highlighter.

So what are you wishing for?


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Deployment Weight Loss: Day 1 (First Day of Cleanse)

For those of you have read my blog or followed my YouTube over the last few years, you may have noticed the constant start and random stops to my weight loss plans.

I wish I had a good reason or could say that I got down to my goal weight and that is why i stopped sharing.  However, I must admit that life and myself constantly got in the way.  But this time, I feel more determined  than ever.  Another thing I am afraid I have felt before but what else can I say?

Today marks two weeks since Akeem has deployed and it feels like the longest two weeks of my life.  It hasn't been the easiest time with him gone. I swear it is like dumb shit seems to happen as soon as he leaves and it doesn't take much for me to get overwhelmed.  Nine months with him gone? Yea............HATING IT!

With pretty much nine months to go, I am trying to focus on the things I need to improve in myself and in my life.  While I won't get too much into the other things I am trying to improve, weight is the biggest one.

I have no self control; therefore, when my husband drinks or eats poorly, I am inclined to do the same.  Don't get me wrong, I bring crap into the house too but I'm less inclined to buy certain things when my husband isn't home.

With that being said, I have already started plotting my course of action when it comes to my food choices. Whole Foods has become my friend and my enemy. I love the options they offer but I hate the prices. While this woman doesn't have the money to be getting her regular groceries from there (prices are high and it is a hour drive from my home), I have started getting some things from there.
 So this is the beginning of yet another journey to lose weight. My goal is 158 pounds. I know I have a ways to go but I am ready to work.  Today, I started my cleanse as well which I will do a review on once I have completed it.

I will be tracking my journey in between posts on My Fitness Pal, Fitbit, and Instagram.  Feel free to follow me there.

Well, that is all I got for you today, time for bed. Anyone else starting a weight loss journey?

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