I got this app on my phone called MyFitnessPal which allowed me to set a weight loss goal, track my foods, and input my exercises. I used it more as a learning tool to see what I was actually eating and how much activity I was getting a day. Brutal. I logged my foods for about 3 weeks until I was learning what I should be eating and how much I should be running. So far I've lost 8 pounds! It is all from areas which are unseen to the general public, but I'm much happier with what the scale says.
Now I'm not counting calories but I am much more aware of what I intake and how often. It also helps that I've essentially made healthy snack options as the only ones available in the house. Now- don't get me wrong, I still eat chocolate, but I don't crave it nearly so much since I've stopped eating so many sweets. It's like once you eat one, your body wants more! Solution? Stop eating them apparently and your body wants things like grapes instead. Weird. I also started running again so I feel much better about eating a piece of pie after I've had a good 45 minute run :)
Anywho! I've been pretty busy with household stuff still, but life is showing signs of returning to normal. Remember how I was destroying our upstairs while Richard was away for so long at work? Well I've finally started putting it back together! Pictures to come... And now we have CURTAINS in the living room! Apparently all I needed to do was go to TJ Maxx and buy tension shower rods and curtain panels. Plus a bunch of other stuff, like a calphalon stockpot for $50! Real curtain rods for this size: $40-60 each. Tension shower rods: $15. Perfect.
|Richard won't let me go shopping alone anymore|
While I've been busy, Annie just follows me around causing trouble. Or if she is really bored by my activities, she finds a nice pile of blankets to snooze on.
|Yes, those are my clean shorts Anniekins.|