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Day 101: Quit Day!

December 16, 2021: Today is quit day for my smoking! Before I board the airplane home from Vegas, I will be a non-smoker! No more cigars, or cigarettes. No use of vapes, Nicotine patches, gums, losenges, nasal sprays, or inhalers…no use of nicotine replacement therapies. I’m quitting smoking and I’m doing it cold turkey! Well… Cold turkey with God’s help that is! I was curious as to how much weight gain is typical once someone quits smoking, so I researched that question and found an article: https://bostondirecthealth.com/primary-care-blog/why-do-people-gain-weight-after-they-quit-smoking Today’s weigh-in picture: I feel like smoking is one of the few things...

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Day 93: Where Does The Fat Go?

December 8, 2021: Where does the fat go? I’ve lost thirty-eight and a half pounds… how did I get rid of it? I thought, I peed and pooed it out… The only reason I started to question how my fat left my body… was that I kept noticing my urine was dark yellow and I believed that I was hydrating well, so I started with a hypothesis… Does fat leaving your body turn your urine dark yellow? And discovered… It does not! What??? There goes my hypothesis! Then how does fat exit bodies? I found an article that explains the...

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Day 92: Great Workout Playlist

December 7, 2021: Having a great workout playlist is extremely important for me! My workouts are more productive, and fun when I’m worshipping God during them! The songs on my playlist touch my heart, they motivate me to move, to find peace, and to push myself harder than I would/do without them! There have been few times when I’ve worked out without my playlist! Once when I forgot to charge my headphones and A couple of times when just getting myself to the gym seemed to take all the energy I had (this is when I’ll watch a Joel Osteen...

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Day 91: Getting My Steps In

December 6, 2021: Getting your steps in can be difficult! Work days plus no gym days =’s low step days for me. As you guys know based on the overview of my day pictures I post every day. Take December 3’s overview picture for instance: I realized that unless I it was gym day I wasn’t getting my steps, and that equates to four days a week! I have a Versa Fitbit and it alarms every hour to remind me how many steps in I have to meet my goal for the hour. I don’t remember setting an hourly goal,...

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Day 90: Let’s Talk Poo

December 5, 2021: Let’s talk poo, yes, you read me correctly. It’s a subject that should come up given how Optavia does not allow for fruits, high fatty foods, or yogurt (which has probiotics that aid in digestive issues AKA pooing.) For the past three days, I have been stalled, on the scale and in the area of pooing. I have not gone three days without a poo, but I feel “full” (I can’t believe I’m doing a post on poo lol) This is such a weird post! lol I also noticed, I haven’t been getting my veggies in, my...

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Day 89: Parade Of Lights

December 4, 2021: I was asked to help with handing out candy for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at the parade of lights. I couldn’t say “Yes” fast enough! I’d do anything to help out our country’s veterans! And make kids happy too? Sign me up! I have a loud personality that can’t be quieted lol So here’s how I showed up to the Parade of lights: I handed out handfuls after handfuls of candy, not just to the young, but the old alike! I had so much fun! Here’s a picture of me all lit up: I had...

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Day 88: To Tan Or Not To Tan?

December 3, 2021: To tan or not to tan, what do the experts say? As you all know, I use indoor tanning as a reward for me working out. For me, tanning is a reward for going to the gym and walking on the treadmill. It “signals” the end of my workout and punctuates that I did something good for my body. But, should I? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, I should NOT be tanning as a reward or for any other reason! https://www.skincancer.org/blog/5-myths-indoor-tanning-busted/ Man, that bites! How come everything semi-fun is bad? I think brown fat looks better...

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Day 87: Fasting

December 2, 2021: Fasting to do or not to do? For me, because I am a Christian and called to fast, it is not an option, but a requirement. (One I have seriously been ignoring!) Especially when I’m struggling with something I really need God’s help! I haven’t fasted since before I start Optavia, but I need to now. (Have I ever warned you to be careful about what you pray for? lol) Last Sunday, I asked God to search my heart to see if there was anything “hanging out there” that I needed to take care of. Well… Turns...

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Day 86: The Importance Of Self-Worth

December 1, 2021: The importance of self-worth when on a weight loss journey, or rather, the journey of life can not be overstated! Knowing your worth (one of the eleven Integrity and Honor categories) is vitally important to your weight loss efforts… Even more so when the numbers on the scale say “you’ve fallen short.” You guys know of my plateaus and how difficult they are to get through! How much more difficult would they be if I beat myself up or let the numbers on the scale determine my self-worth? I struggle now as it is lol I have...

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Day 85: Reflecting

November 30, 2021: Reflecting on the past three months of my weight loss journey… about. I can see a huge difference in my face! It’s not only tan now, but it’s slimmer, not as round! I also don’t look as wide across the shoulders. I don’t have any full body pictures of when I started with Optavia…I didn’t take many pictures back then! But… I promise I will have before and after pictures going forward! I’m a little selfie-obsessed now lol. Then: I hated the fuelings I lived to eat! I was hungry all the time I thought the fuelings...