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RealToLife Week Three - Driving the Struggle Bus

Okay, if you are here to see how great I am doing with my weightloss effort, you may as well drop that expectation like pronto.  This week has been a week-long pass on the struggle bus.  But I have learned some valuable things.


1.  Some habits are better than no habits.
Up until, oh, two weeks ago, breakfast was a 32 oz. Diet coke/Coke and Little Debbie doughnuts from the Gate Store.  (yes, Herb Peyton, you can drop my endorsement check in the mail at your convenience.)  #Gate  This breakfast is roughly 400 calories of carbs and fat.  And a healthy dose of calcium-depleting soda.  Now, thanks to Beachbody, I am now consuming a delicious dose of a boatload of vitamins and lots of other stuff that is good for you.  And I'm doing it every day.  I think if I had to earn my way into Fitness Heaven, this is like 14 Hail Marys.  (Maries?  Help me out, English grammarians/Catholic people.) 


Another amazing thing I am doing is drinking the equivalent of a bathtub full of water every day. …

Next RealToLife.... Your help needed!

This month is super fun, don't get me wrong.... but next month is coming up soon and I need your help.


In the month of June, I will be attempting the most challenging of Pinterest projects.  I think I am pretty crafty, and have 22 Pinterest boards.  But I need your submission of a craft project or recipe that could be a huge success or a Pinterest-y fail out the wazoo. 


So... would you please leave me a link to a project that you think is Pants-worthy?  Leave it here or on my facebook.  Next week, you, the readers, will vote on what projects make it into Thunderdome.


Thanks so much!!! You all make this so much fun and I couldn't do it without you!


By the way.... still no online dating love.  It seems like I am getting number of responses from men of color ... is interracial dating a thing?  Or is it too stigmatic in the South?  Let me know.


Terri

RealToLife Week 2: A Vacation Foodnado Wrecks Havoc

So yeah. 
I would love to say that this week so far has been a win-win, but it's more like a when-when. When I plan to eat when I'm supposed to, it works out. When I exercise, it's great. But when life takes over, it's more like, when do you think you are going to lose weight doing this?

So when I last left you, gentle reader, I was riding high on a wave of euphoria, thrilled that I was able to rise with the sun to exercise.  I was feeling great and wanting to leap tall buildings in a single bound.  And then, Wednesday.

Coach Lindsey says it's toxins leaving the body, but they made a pit stop in my head and took up painful residence.  Like, I just want to take meds and a nap, in that order.  So no exercising Wednesday night.

Thursday we left to go to Panama City, avoiding the hordes of people descending upon our village like invading Norsemen, also known as the TPC, except they came in Mercedes and Tahoes.  It's a see and be seen; think Dick's Sporting Goo…

Flying Pants RealToLife: Week 1 with my Beachbody coach

Monday, May 9th, 2016.  This is the first day of the rest of my life.

That phrase has always perplexed me a little.  Yes, every day is really the first day of the rest of your life.  But I guess picking out one day to start something that you hope will change your life deserves a declaration.

In summary:

I work with an amazing Beachbody coach, Lindsey Owens, because I realized I can't do it on my own and need help.I have a flexible food plan and an exercise plan.This blog is not paid or sponsored by Beachbody.  

Monday began like many days do.... but let me back up.  Due to Mother's Day festivities, both my Saturday and Sunday were taken up with fun and frivolity, but kept me from doing my meal planning for this week.  I was able to catch up Sunday night, but by the time I got home from Publix at almost 10 pm I was not a fan of prepping food for the week.  So I didn't, because...

...I thought, wow, I am super excited, so there's NO way I will oversleep.  So of course I …

So about that.....

For the last six weeks, I have enjoyed writing and publishing the online dating blog series. 


I have planned to start a new series on me cooking, which are two words that are pretty funny together.  It kind of makes me chuckle just to type that.  And I started to do a video of me and my adventure with spaghetti squash.  It was a terrible video.  Like, my Facebook friends would unfriend me bad.  So I have another idea. 


Okay, not that idea.
I am starting a May Challenge Group with my amazing friend Lindsey Owens.  She is going to help coach me to wellness success.  I am going to diary my path to weight loss/wellness.  Part of me thinks I'm crazy to put this out there for everyone to see, and part of me knows that this kind of accountability may be just what I need!  My friends at Gallup polls say that 51% of adult Americans want to lose weight.  I know that the online dating thing was an encouragement to some, so I'm hoping that this month of diary blogs will do the same!


So …