Hey Paula. Yeah, Hubs works for NASCAR. By trade he is a body hanger, then became an Official. Inspections pre-race and then worked Turn 3 on race days. However, in November, he retired and is now has a part time gig for one of the race teams. I'm not sure how he is going to handle not serving in the same capacity as he was in the past. He has expressed that he is having some mixed emotions about his decision to retire now that the season is upon us. Time will tell.
Wahlburgers DOES exist Paula. I laughed when I read your comment because like you I thought it was just a set for the show, but it is real. Being from the Boston area my husband and I were always hearing about the Wahlburg boys so we thought we would take a trip down to check it out and show my daughter the seaport. It was a fun day trip but it will probably be the only time we go. After all, it was just a hamburger.
SO happy to hear that you have your husband biking with you! It does make a difference. I like to do my hour of cardio alone because the husband lasts about five minutes and he's bored, but making the second trip to the gym together for some strength training was awesome!
Glad you were there to remember the good things I did accomplish, Paula! That is pretty much what I was trying to say in today's post. It takes more than one good choice, day, week, even month but the more goods there are than bads the better off I am going to be!
Hey Paula, thanks for the encouragement. The only goals I'm hitting right now are fundraising ... which is major, in that it helps women with breast cancer receive treatment. But the healthy goals have been on the back burner for some reason; can't seem to get my sh*% together. I def. feel like crap, but don't do anything to fix it. Why? Still keeping my head up though. Its gotta turn around a some point, right? Hope you are doing well.
SO glad to hear you had good news from your tests. Lung problems of any kind are no fun. :( I have been busy working on giving up The Juice. Again. I am doing it slowly this time and seem to have less side effects and seem to be sticking with it!
Hi Paula. Thank you for your comment on my profile story. I am doing meal replacements again, yes, and gym workouts. I will of course share my success etc with you all... as soon as I figure out how to do that (I'm new to blogging and still finding my feet!!). Looking forward to connecting with people on here!
While meal replacements are really hard to start with, they've definitely been the way to go for me. The first time I used them - replacing breakfast and lunch, then having protein and veg for dinner - I dropped 57KGS in less than a year. I was also going to the gym five days a week and working out really hard. The first couple of weeks were the worst - I was hungry all the time and a bit of a cranky pants - but if you can stick with it and get through that adjustment period, it's surprising how your body adapts; it's like it suddenly goes, "Ok, you're not going to feed me so I'll just eat my own fat!" This is the whole point of meal replacements, of course. I've been doing the shakes again recently and I've so far lost 20KGS since late April. Again, the adjustment period was really difficult, especially when I replaced all three meals! That was a bit rough, but I did get used to it. The only down-side of replacing meals with shakes - if you stick to it properly - is that your stomach shrinks A Lot; even though I'm still dieting, I do still go out for lunch or dinner sometimes, but these days I can't even eat half of what I order!!! I'm heading towards my weight loss goal, however, so I guess that makes it okay :) Did you have a look at my "before" and "after" pics?
I'm not going to lie: for the first ten or so days, you Will Be hungry - probably all the time. But you just have to keep telling yourself that your body is still adjusting and it is not permanent; it WILL adjust and it WILL work out that it needs to start burning fat for energy... And then the weight will start to come off. If you can get through that adjustment period, it gets so much easier, I promise!
I can totally understand your fear... But remember this: Everything you want is on the other side of that fear. Believe in yourself, believe that your body can and will adjust and start dropping weight, and maybe find some ways to beat your head - because it's often just our heads that stop us from reaching our weight loss goals. Write in a journal. Before you reach for something that's not in your diet, stop and think about WHY you want to eat it - is there something else going on?, is there something you're trying to avoid feeling/thinking whatever? Write it down. You can message me any time - I'm in Australia, so the time difference is pretty big, but I will get back to you as quickly as I can as often as you need it :)
Hi Paula and Happy New Year. I know things have been tough for you too and I am glad to hear that you are finding your balance slowly and surely. It makes me more confident that I can do the same. Inbox me if you want to talk in more detail!
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