Just for Fun Friday — October Bucket List

Just for Fun Friday — October Bucket List

Inspiration: Seasonal Living Lists: Paper & Glam September Bucket List Last month, I compiled a list of fun, fall themed activities/treats/to-do’s for myself.  I’m happy to announce that I was able to check each item off my list! It was so fun to put fun first! In order to hit everything on the list, I had to purposefully plan in activities.  It made me keep in mind fun things as well as work and home and responsibilities.   October Bucket List: This…

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Thursday things — my life in lists.

Thursday things — my life in lists.

I have a confession:  I’m a list maker… As I flipped through my bullet journal, I notice how many lists I make.  Each day, each week, and each month… lists and lists and lists.  Anyone else?   I guess I treat lists like a way to organize my brain dump and to be able to see what I’m dealing with.   My latest example of this is my Family’s Power Food List (it’s a personalized Simply Filling and Abs Diet…

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Weigh in Wednesday – 10/4/17

Weigh in Wednesday – 10/4/17

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It’s Weigh in Time!   I have to admit, when I stepped on the scale today I was a bit disappointed — I weighted 194.8 when last week I weighted 194.4.  To me, this is like a gain of 0.4… but then I remembered I use Happy Scale for this very reason.  I had really low numbers most days last week, but after camping and feeling poopy my weight shot up.   My moving average is 193.5…

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Tuesday’s treats — 10/3/17

Tuesday’s treats — 10/3/17

How is it already October? Does anyone else feel ambushed by Fall? I just know that as soon as I start writing “10” for the month, I’ll look up and Christmas will be here.  Going to VOW to make the most of my October and this whole Fall season before it’s too late!  As much as I love winter and all the family fun that holidays bring, I just don’t want to rush it. This week’s treats are geared totally…

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Camping and now a cold

Camping and now a cold

Camping this weekend was amazing!! We had a great weather and it was a great clean campsite with tons of other campers!’ The Morrow Mountain State Park Was an ideal first camping site for our little family     The tent was an online purchase — something we got on sale for a steal!  It’s actually an 8 person tent — but we got it for our little 2 person + 1 dog family so we can invite friends.  Now…

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A camping we will go!

A camping we will go!

Just for Fun this week, we’re going camping!   Hubby, myself, and my doggie are all packing up and heading to Morrow Mountain State Park (here in NC) for a weekend of camping and trails!   It’s supposed to be really gorgeous weather for camping and campfires — high in the mid 70’s, lows in the 50’s.   Meal Plan: Since we are leaving after work, we plan to eat dinner on the road (probably chick fil a) and then…

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Thursday Things — 9/28/17

Thursday Things — 9/28/17

Validation? I was reading blogs this week and was struck by Runs For Cookie’s Mental Health Monday post.  In it, she discusses how validation will get you everywhere in life.  She even had this quote from Steven Covey, “Most People do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”   She provided an example of when someone came up to her and told her they were nervous.  A non-validating response would be something dismissive…

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Weigh in Wednesday — 9/27/17

Weigh in Wednesday — 9/27/17

Truth Time: Today’s weigh in — 194.6 That’s up a pound from last week but only 0.2 pounds this month. I know exactly why my weight is up again — it’s that I’m just eating whatever I want regardless of the portions/macros. Grit I recently went on a rant about grit — stick-to-it-iveness — and feel like it’s totally appropriate here.  When the going gets tough with my weight loss, I just give in.  I justify and rationalize why it’s…

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Tuesday’s Treats!

Tuesday’s Treats!

There’s no shortage of food related treats around my house this week: Zesty Ranch Cream Cheese dip Pumpkin muffins leftover donuts and even a few of those 100 calorie Wholly Guacamole packs floating around.   That means I’m going to need to really focus on my non-food related treats this week, otherwise it’ll be hard to balance my macros!     Knitting Cooler weather always makes me want to dig into a yarn craft.  I can knit and crochet with…

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Monday Matters!

Monday Matters!

If you’re like me, fun weekends also mean crazy eating weekends!  This weekend was tons of fun (date day with hubby, chill day at home!) — but it was also an epic eating weekend.   Donuts! We started our Saturday with a really disappointing trip to an apple orchard.  We wanted to (1) pick apples to turn into apple crisp and apple pie, (2) get apple cider donuts fresh from the on site bakery, and (3) get some apple cider…

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