Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sabotage Saturday

Had a wonderful day today. We went with the in-laws to Pizza Ranch and splurged on pizza and chicken then I had some Doritos and Monster. It's funny because I was already thinking of what I would like to enjoy next Saturday. Tomorrow I'll fast. I already have most of my meals ready for the week.

I finished Dark Places!! Wow it took a turn I wasn't expecting and I couldn't put it down until I was done. Now I'm not sure what I want to move onto. That was dark so maybe I'll do something funny or romantic next. My Goodreads account is good for suggestions based on what I already have read.

I am going to spend this week researching more on blogging and following some people who have really good blogs with stuff I'm interested in. There are quit a lot of people out there who have really good advice and even though I am not doing this to make money, doesn't mean I want it to look like I don't know what I'm doing.

My hubby and I got the clutter from my tidying adventure off to the thrift store and I made a shelf and coffee table out of spare would and shutters in my garage. Lots of fun! It's funny because I like to create and my hubby love to destroy!

Friday, September 11, 2015


SO, I have decided that I am going to keep my blog . I'm sorry if your following because I was doing the Whole30 because I have found that it doesn't spark joy in my life to not have a reward day so I will only be eating compliant Sunday through Friday. I could've totally eaten crap today because I broke down and had those M&M's last night but I didn't! I'm waiting for tomorrow when I have pizza. (happy dance) I'm proud of myself for completing a Whole30 once but I think I'm more able to do Paleo because you can make stuff like cookies and pancakes without breaking the rules. It just has to be made without sugar, which I'm OK with.

I was able to vent to some friends today about some family stuff and church stuff that have been bothering me and boy am I glad I did. If I lose these friends in the near future due to some changes I'm planning on making I'll probably be venting here from then on. I am LDS and have been having a tough time in my ward and with my calling.

I am almost finished with Dark Places. It is such a good book!! I couldn't imagine living through what the main character does. It's a little dark and the language isn't for everyone but I don't mind.

I have finished my tidying of my house and tomorrow plan on dropping all my boxes off at the thrift store down the road. I already took 4 boxes and 5 bags of books to our local book drop that donates to Planned Parenthood. I need to recycle a tv and have a friend taking a shelf off my hands. I really think that I can keep it this way too. I just need to think when I go shopping "will that fit in a tiny house or will I end up giving it away?" My husband was shocked by all the stuff we had. It's because we have a bigger house than we need but can't move yet.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Well I caved! I have had an emotional day with so much going on that I couldn't take it and ate a bag of candy corn M&M's. 
Since reading The Happiness Project I have decided that eating this way for 30 whole days is not bringing me joy so I am going to reward myself with one day a week to eat and drink what ever I'm craving and the rest of the week I'll be compliant.
So now my dilemma is do I keep doing the blog? I started it to share my Whole30 experience but since now technically it won't be a Whole30, do I continue??
I recommend that everyone, even those that are happy read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.
It has also helped with another heavy decision I have had to make. It's going to take a little longer to follow through with this decision but I will and hopefully it will bring me the joy I want.
I guess I'll end this for now and sleep on wither to continue.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hump day

Day 11!

Just got home from a walk and I'm trying to write this but I'm watching #BB17 and can't focus. This show is so addicting. Some of the people annoy me but I can't stop watching.

I finally am starting to get over the feeling like crap hump! I think I might actually make it for 30 days. I am heading to Costco tomorrow so I need to make my menu for the rest of the month. I think that if I plan it out good and stick to it, I will have an easier time not wanting to break down and have some pizza. I have seen on FB that a lot of people are having a tougher time on R2 than on R1. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I've wanted to weight myself but by the time I remember the days half over and I like to weight first thing in the morning.

The book Dark Places has hooked me. It's a really interesting topic and written pretty well. I am getting lots of ideas from the Happiness Project also. I feel like I'm not unhappy but she makes some very good points and suggestions.

I really wish tomorrow was Friday!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Forcefully moving forward

Day 10!

I am really having a rough time with my dizziness that I think I'll try to make it till Sunday and I don't know that I'll make it further. It's hard to get light headed out of no where when you are watching a 7 month old. I know that being hypoglycemic I should be getting plenty to eat but I just have felt so crappy that I don't want to so it's a lose lose situation. 

On a positive note! I was watching a program about the tiny house movement and I'm like "Yes, this is what I need!" so I spent the day emptying my house, getting rid of junk I don't need or would take with me when I move. My hubby of course laughs at  me and says "his stuff is to big for a tiny house" he thinks he needs an 80' tv so I told him we would create a projection tv some how.

This seems like heaven to me! I know that it can't be now or a yr from now but I do want it in my future.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day

Day 9!

Today is a holiday that people usually get together to have BBQ's but with my limited food selection and the fact that my husband is working we are staying home. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoy the extra day off.

So yesterday I had a good day at church. The girls gave me an idea to make myself a swear jar. I find myself easily slipping words out and I know that's just tasteless to talk like that but it's an old habit. So I have decided that I will have to give up all technology for 2 hrs every time I cuss. It's better than money in my case. I hope it works!

I have been sick to my stomach the past couple days and I think I am lacking something with my eating pan. It started Saturday when I hadn't really eaten very much and got up to fast and almost blacked out. I then had dinner and it made me very sick. I thought I was OK yesterday but I had fasted, so when I ate dinner I felt like I was going to vomit. I'm not sure that I want to eat today. Feeling sick to your stomach is a horrible feeling.