Weight loss…UGH!

As a kid I never really had to work to stay on the trimmer side.  I was active with the marching band and other activities so I never really even thought about what I ate.  Then I started college, there was a certain burger that I LOVED and it was only $1.  I would some times visit the drive through twice in one day.  College, getting married, and four kids have all taken their toll on my waist.  At 5 feet, I was weighing in at 218 pounds!  I have put off trying to lose weight for a long time, thinking I was too out of shape to even try.  How would I look at the gym?  What would people think if they saw me trying to exercise.  Well, I am finally over it, and I have to start some where!  In the beginning of June, I started walking.   It was only 10 minutes, and maybe a half mile.  A month and a half later, and I am up to 2 miles most days.  I am using My Fitness Pal to watch what I eat.  Yesterday, I even started an actual work out with little dumbbells.  I only made it through 15 minutes of the 30 minute work out, but again I have to start some where.  Man am I sore today!  I am trying to focus on small goals, my first was to get below 210, and then 199.  This morning, I was 205,  I haven’t been below 200 pounds since before I got pregnant with Chicken Wing.  I still have a long way to go, but now I am wondering why I waited so long?  Why I let myself be so scared of taking the steps to get me healthy.  I still haven’t worked up the nerve to head to the gym, even though Mr. Stinkbutt has been trying really hard to get me there.

I wrote this post about a month ago, and was really nervous to share it.  I still haven’t dropped below 200, but I am close.  I am stuck at between 201.8-202.  I have been stuck there a few weeks, and now I have been nursing a hurt ankle.  I am feeling a little defeated at the moment.  I am about to bite the bullet and sign up for the gym.  I need to be able to exercise and not put so much strain on my ankle.  I have the application for out local Planet Fitness all filled out on my computer.  I am super nervous, but I don’t want my sore ankle to hold me back.  Check back, and I will let you all know how it goes!

Ipsy Glam Bag Subscription

I just signed up for my Ipsy Glam Bag Subscription today.  I am really excited to get my first baG.  This is the first time I have tried a subscription service for this.  I also know very little about beauty products, so I am really excited to get to try things out and use the tutorials that show how to use them!  Check back with me, I should get my first bag in about a month.  If you are interested in trying it out along with me, here is a link!

https://www.ipsy.com/new?refer=ueh1k

Neglected!

Things have been busy while preparing the stinkbutts to head back to school!  5 days until Chicken Wing’s first day!  He is going to be riding the bus for the first time, and I am so nervous!!!!

There have been dentist appointments, checkups, paperwork, shopping, school lists, meal planning, etc… happening around here.  Project clean closets has proved to be an overwhelming job, and is only about 1/4 of the way done!  Still hoping to post some awesome before and after pictures.  Along with all the back to school prep, Mr. Stinkbutt has decided to start painting our apartment to make our little space just a bit prettier!  I have a few pictures of the beginning of that.  I am still planning on starting some things like Kiwi Crate, Ipsy, and Stitch Fix so I can share my experience with those!  I really want to try out something like Hello Fresh too, they sound so fun!

I am also a BzzAgent.  A super fun, free, website where you fill out some survey’s, and get picked for campaigns based on those survey’s.  Once you are picked, you usually get free stuff, and coupons, and then you just have to take to social media and the real world to chat about your experience with the product.  I have received kids board games, a toy digital camera (that my kid’s love), coffee samples, children’s allergy medicine.  I have neglected my survey’s for awhile so it’s been a while since I have had a campaign.  I am hoping to get one soon, so I have some fun stuff to share with you.  If you are interested in trying it out yourself, head on over to bzzagent.com, and sign up!  It’s totally free!!  🙂

Sorry!  I have been a little all over the place today!!!  Have a good weekend, and good luck with everyone heading back to school!!!!!