Monday, April 20, 2015

Weigh in, Recent Eats & Temptations

So just this past week I have been tempted with 2 dozen donuts, one Krispy Kreme and one Dunkin Donuts, Cake, Cupcakes, Brownie Bites and tonight a huge sheet cake.  I have to say tonight I was not even tempted though!  Thank the Lord!! I made a delicious Orange Fluff to take to Book Club and I had that and some Smart Popcorn. 

Anyways, I just had to share that.  By the way, I only had one mini brownie bite on sunday and a small bite of hubby's donut on saturday.  :)

OK, so on to the weigh in, I was down 4.6 lbs!  SO happy!  It was more yesterday but I will take it because today has been a legit week.  God has really been helping me y'all.  Sometimes it is so hard but I have really tried to stay within my boundaries. 

Today I had peanut butter toast, a banana and a cheese stick for breakfast.

I cleaned all day long except for when I went to the store.  I also went to Dance Cardio later this afternoon.  For lunch I had an egg salad sandwich with soup.

I am sorry there is no pic of dinner. I had to scarf down a ranch chicken taco and some rice and a dallop of fat free refried beans in order to make it to Book Club on time in the rain.  I brought my Orange Fluff (which was delicious!) and had a bit of popcorn.  I was mindful and tried not to munch thoughtlessly..which can happen with my girlfriends! 

Anyways, I got in an hour workout besides cleaning the house and I am sore and tired now lol.  I also re-cleaned the kitchen when I got home from all the dinner mess. 

Well I hope you all had a wonderful day today.  I am already looking forward to ranch chicken taco leftovers tomorrow.  LOL.  Don't forget to friend me on myfitnesspal if you want to, it's lauryn86. Good night!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Auntie Lauryn is Back!!!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to check in with you all and give you a little good news update on me.  I know I have not been posting regularly and I'm sorry! I am really going to try to post more often, maybe even every day.  We will see.  However, I wanted to let you know that this week I have felt like my old self!

My old self when I first started this blog!  Y'all remember her?

She weighed herself everyday.
She tracked her food. 
She worked out.
She believed in herself.

That's me! 

This week I have tracked my food and worked out doing dance cardio at the gym four days this week!  Plus we helped our friends move yesterday so that is even more calories burned!  The Lord has really drew me back to Him and the root of my problem. I have been doing a 30 day weight loss Bible study that I LOVE!!! It has changed my life through going to God and giving myself boundaries. I will tell y'all more about it later this week.  I just wanted this to be a welcome back post and update. 

The scale has been moving great so far this week and tomorrow morning will be my one week weigh in and I will let y'all know how I did.  So far, so good!  I am still using Myfitnesspal and counting calories, except for fruits and veggies.  Every morning starts with a sensible breakfast and coffee and its a wonderful thing to look forward to in the morning!  I have so enjoyed getting back in the gym as well, and seeing some old classmates as well as teachers.  It has been a few months since I have been in the gym! 

How is the family?  Well Hubby is still doing his own business and working while Mom and Dad are living outside of Charleston.  I really miss them!  The little brother is still in the Marines and doing pretty good.  Keep him in your prayers though! Oh, Jacob and I have gotten new titles as of this week... UNCLE and AUNT!  His sister had her baby and our nephew Cam is just EDIBLE!! We cant wait to go hold him next week in Alabama.  It is crazy to think of myself as an aunt, but I just LOVE it!! I have already spoiled him with the cutest outfits and I am getting a blanket embroidered for him.  We also got him a teeny tiny Cam Newton jersey.  Uncle Jacob has one too and we are going to take pictures of them in their matching jerseys! I already love him so much :)

I have been involved in a Bible Study, a book club and now another Bible Study that meets on Thursday mornings and I am loving it!  This newest one has older ladies in it too that I am learning a lot from!  We have been trying a new church and we really enjoy it! Lets see...what else?  Well not everything is sunshine and rainbows.  I have been feeling emotional lately and really trying to understand some people and things in my life.  I feel like not everyone agrees with my choice to stay home but it's the best thing I could have ever done. I feel judged a lot but I know no one is going to agree with my life all the time.  I feel like God wanted me to do this, Jacob wanted me to, and I needed to.  I am learning about how to keep a home now more than I ever have in my life and I love it.  My husband has to go away on jobs a lot and travel different places every week and I want our home to be cozy and welcoming to him.  A safe haven for both of us.  Clean and neat at the end of the night for the next morning.  The smell of coffee and clean linen and shadows of brightly lit candles. I feel like women should feel less pressure to work outside of the home.  Why has it went from something so normal to now so abnormal? 

I will try to do a post on my Bible study soon and come back tomorrow to tell y'all about the weight loss.  I really feel like my old self again and it's great. I had a lot of changes in life and a lot of adjustments and I am just so happy that I feel normal again.

How is yall's weight loss journey going?  Life in general?  Have you made a career change?  Id love to know what you have been up to!