I gave up foods with added sugar about 73 days ago. The first few days was hard. I was super grumpy. Tired. I didn’t feel good. But I have stuck with it and have lost 20 pounds! The first 10 were easy to lose, they came off pretty quickly but it has been slow going ever since. Lots of water. Not enough sleep. This is definitely something that I can do for the rest of my life. Behavior modification is uncomfortable but very worthwhile. On a side note, it has been 84 days since I shaved my head for St. Baldrick’s. My hair is growing back so slowly and I am saving a fortune on shampoo! Photo: I took the picture last week while at Boondock’s (an outdoor adventure place) with Todd and London (his friend invited him to a birthday party).
It has been ten weeks since Rachel died and it has been pretty rough. So easy to fall apart and just sit with the grief. Living with the grief can easily kill a person. It’s not just the fact that she is dead, I’m only now starting to deal with the disease and what it did to her. The disease took away so much from her over 10 years and I was too busy being a Mom to process the disease. Being a Mom without Rachel takes up way less time now so being sad and thinking about things, being left with my own thoughts, can bring me to the edge. I’ve been struggling with good days and bad. I’ve stopped talking to just about everyone I know. Left with my own thoughts. The Colorado summer sun arrived and my ability to continue walking and get my steps in got really hard last week. So… I joined Planet Fitness and have been going there everyday since. I have tried tanning twice and my white parts are red. I don’t think tanning is for me. Last week I gave myself 14 days. If I couldn’t make a noticeable improvement within myself(read the rest)