Weigh In Wednesday

Hey All,

So I finally got myself back in the gym Monday. Which was exciting, and terrible if you get what I’m saying. lol It felt good to start using my legs again running and lifting, even if I’m sore as heck on day 2. I haven’t been tracking my eating habits that much, however, I haven’t been terrible. My weight for some odd reason has gone up this week by about .5lbs. I’m hoping this change is only temporary and to push through this next week. Watch my weight and diet a little bit more. Either way, happy weigh in Wednesday!

Peak Weight: 250.0 lbs

Starting Weight: 247.5 lbs

Current Weight: 237 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 13 lbs

 

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Mini Update: We Found A Place To Live!

Hey All,

I realize I’ve been a bit MIA recently. This has been mostly because we have been looking around for a place to live in the fall for when I start PA school. Between that, work, and managing my anxiety/depression things I’ve felt all over the place.for sale.jpg Sadly this has also meant my diet and exercise routine has kind of fallen apart, but I’m hoping to restart that this week. But I am super excited to say that me & my 3 other roomies (E,R, and S-for future reference) have found a place to live. YAY! It is a close to campus townhouse that is just perfect for our little group. I’m a little bummed that we couldn’t find a house, but the upside is we wont have to worry about rodents and bugs as much as we would with an older house. Also the landlord seems nice. I’m trying to not panic/second guess myself so much. I’d love to just not worry so much in general. Either way, hope you all have a fantastic week.

With peace,

-Becky Cronin-

Weigh In Thursday?

Hey All,

I know this is a day late. Things have been nuts with having to find a new place to live. Like crazy nuts. Upside, even though I’ve been paying 0 attention to my diet and binged hard on all the carbs on mother’s day I’ve only gained a pound. I know that is the wrong direction and bad to most, but for me usually its a bigger increase. With the beautiful weather I’ve been naturally getting out more. So hopefully by next week that pound will be gone. Either way, I hope you all achieve your goals this week!

with peace,

-B

Peak Weight: 250.0 lbs

Starting Weight: 247.5 lbs

Current Weight: 235.5 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 14.5 lbs

 

Weigh In Wednesday/Mini update

Good Morning All,

So this week has been a bit nuts for me. I moved out of where I was living and back into my parents house until August. So that has been stressful but I think good since its been cleansing to get away from the place where a large portion of M and I’s relationship took place. All that being said, I haven’t been watching what I eat a ton or exercising. Just kinda trying to survive the emotional roller coaster.

In general I have been eating more, the lasts two weeks instead of basically unintentionally starving myself out of grief. This resulted in a large weight gain last week, but I’ve dropped back down this week. (3 lbs!) Not back down to my smallest, but that also wasn’t a healthy weight loss. I think my body just needed to believe that I was in fact going to feed it and not be in starvation mode. So I’m pleased with today’s numbers. Planning to do some more meal prep t

keep calm

his weekend and ramp of the exercise game. With the weather getting nicer I’ll attempt to do some of this outside. Allergies willing.

Hope you all have a good week,

-B

Peak Weight: 250.0 lbs

Starting Weight: 247.5 lbs

Current Weight: 234.6 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 15.4 lbs

 

The Art Of Closure

Closure is hard.

Closure is elusive.

Closure is painful.

Closure is complicated.

Very rarely does closure happen in the exact way you imagine.

Sometimes you have to accept the apology you never get. You have to accept that you never said goodbye. That things ended poorly. That they weren’t who you thought they were. That things don’t work out the way you imagine them to. Once you accept that, you can start that hard process of closure.

People often think the act of acceptance is closure. Don’t get me wrong, its a large step, but its far from all of it. Closure is not thinking about it all the time after acceptance. Closure is moving forward and trying new things, even if you’re terrible at them. Sometimes that means going through the motions. Closure is filling the void that the one thing or person left. Closing that empty space to the point where you’re so distracted or happy with the new that you don’t dwell.

Closure is hard, but its possible.

Keep pushing through friends.

-B

Music For Those Grieving A Relationship

Weigh In Wednesday

Hey All,

Its that time of the week again. I have good and bad news. I have gained 3lbs this week which isn’t the goal, however, I am back to actually eating at least two meals a day (we are working toward 3 meals) which is a good thing. With the break up and being anxious I was having a very hard time. Forcing myself to eat wasn’t great. So even though its a gain, the loss was probably mostly muscle and water. Not trying to beat myself up over it too much.

It other news, I am moving. My diet is not my main concern this week. That being said, I plan to meal prep and get back on track this weekend. With the hopes of restarting the workout situation on Monday.

Either way, hope you all have good week.

with peace,

-B

Peak Weight: 250.0 lbs

Starting Weight: 247.5 lbs

Current Weight: 237.6 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 12.4 lbs

The Benefits of A Dog…& A Cat

Morning All,

For a little over a year I have been house/pet sitting for a retired couple living in Fl. In general I love all animals, but these two have a special place in my heart. Living alone has brought on a few challenges, however, I haven’t been living “alone alone” because of the pets. Thank God for that.

Tootise, is an 11 year old springier spaniel who is overly anxious and lovely. I also have Gizmo, the 14 year old 6lb long haired cat with resting B**** face but is a pur monster.  I love them both. Having gone through this heartbreak living alone they have been my saving grace. Not only does Gizmo snuggle up close when I’m sad (its weird how animals know) but they’re were the only reason I got out of bed 2-3 times a day when first experiencing the heartbreak. I now understand why therapy animals are a thing. I don’t just believe in their purpose, I understand it because I’ve experienced the benefits.

So without further ado…


The Benefits Of Owning A Dog… & A Cat


1- They will love you unconditionally.  You’ve cried off all your make up? You haven’t showered in a week? That doesn’t bother them one bit! They will happily snuggle up with you.

2-Puppy excitement the minute you get home from work. Being greeted at the door everyday with excited sequels is not overrated. Its nice to feel wanted.

3-Dog walks. Taking the dog for a long walk not only makes her happy, but it forces you to exercise a tiny bit (yay endorphins), get into the sunshine (yay vitamin D/fighting SAD), and gives you time to think. Bonus points for allowing yourself to meet the neighbors.

4-Snuggles. The need for touch is pretty high and the way our world works that need is rarely filled. So having an animal to be affectionate with is great.

5-They make it so you have to keep going. You have to get up to feed them or let them out. It may be exhausting to do so during your time of stress but I promise staying in bed all day all the time is detrimental to your health.

6-Petting a dog lowers your heart rate. Just a fun fact I’ve know for years, but yay for heart health. Research has found this to be especially true for men.

7-This is the cat one! Cat snuggles with purring is so wonderful. Admittedly, before this experience I was not a cat person, but Gizmo has warmed up my heart. I always love when she cuddles up and starts purring. Turns out, there is a reason why! The frequency that a cat purs at is good for human health. No joke. You can read about it more here.

There are tons of other reasons to get a dog, these are just some of my top few. If you get a pound puppy not only can you save a life, but it just might save yours. Hope you have a good week.

with peace,

-B