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Sugar You’re My Weakness, I love You So

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February is coming to and end and so is my monthly resolution of No Sugar, well, reduced sugar intake.  You know what I figured out.  I was eating 1/2 cup to 1 cup of sugar every day…holy flip a cow…before I did this resolution.  I went down from that to about 55 grams a day which is about 1/4 of a cup. 

I thought that I would be begging anyone I saw with a cup cake in hand for a bite when I did this, but the first two weeks of February was surprisingly easy.  But then Vegas happened.  The saying, “What Happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” kept spinning through my head and, alas, I broke down which didn’t take much and drank my first Pepsi in 20 days, boy it tasted so good.  But I did realize one good thing I didn’t go crazy and eat sugar every day.  Plus, I felt like crap after having that much sugar and it helped me keep on track.

So, needless to say this resolution was a success because I kept my sugar intake down.  I feel so much better and have more energy, just wish that I could have lost a truck load of weight but 2 lbs isn’t bad.  I still pick sugar as my drug of choice but I don’t eat so much anymore but Girl Scout Cookies are the most awesome cookie in the world.  Well, here comes another month.

For March I plan on keeping my word not only to those I talk to but most of all to myself, so if I tell myself I am going to go to the gym well I gotta go no excuses.  

Gonna go get a cookie now.  To Reduced Sugar Intake,

 

Amanda

 

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Dreaming My Life Away

Dreams can be fun, amazing scary and creative.  I have always been a day dreamer.  The escape into my own imaginary world drew me and still draws me to this day.  It was a way for me to have what I want that I couldn’t seem to obtain in my physical world.

In my dreams I look freak’n amazing, toned, shaped and gorgeous in my eyes.  I always have a fun and exciting personality that draws people, especially gorgeous men who look like Alcide from True Blood…yummy yummy.  Also, I have amazing luck with jobs and money and I am nothing like I am in real life but, oh, how I wish I could be that woman in my day dreams.  I always wondered if I can dream it, it must be within me to become that person who I dream of.  Or do I dream too big?  Or dream of things that can never be within my reach?

I feel as if I have being dreaming my life away.  Sometimes I look forward to closing my eyes at night so I can let my brain go wild with wonderful images of adventure, love, acceptance and change.  I know it is a form of escape and I need to learn to live in the present, but my present is not what I want it to be and it seems when I do make major changes, such as quitting my awful job, I still can’t bring about what I desire in my head.  My path I am meant to take seems very elusive and I never seem to stumble onto the right one.  Is there truly one path or multitudes and it is okay to jump one to another?

My dreams should really be turned into stories to share because, boy, do I come up with some amazing scenarios and funny incidents.  I will work on living more in the present and I am learning to truly love the woman I am today.  Dreams can become reality it is just a matter of how bad I want it to happen and how hard I am willing to work at it.  I will learn to pick the dreams that are obtainable and true to the person I am and who I know I can become.

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2012 here I come

2011 is coming to an end soon…phew.

It has been a crazy year of weight gain, back pain, and a baby boy.  Choosing happiness by taking a leap of faith and leaving a job without a job in place and only three months of savings.  Meeting my brand new nephew who means the whole world to me.  Helping my sister and her husband move up to Fort Collins.

Getting two jobs and working 50 hour weeks but I still have time to begin to create my own life now.  And that is what I want to work on for 2012.

I am tired of myself and ready to begin change in my life.  I have been a big dull dud for the past 10 years and the time has come to stop just getting by and to start living.  To stop  using excuses for why I am the way I am.  Change is gonna happen ya’ll.  Here is a few points I am going to be working on:

Weight Loss

Running two hours straight by May 20th

Joining a Meet Up group at least once to two times a month whether it be a running group, book club or a wine tasting

Finding my professional job

Writing 15 minutes a day

Finishing painting the trim in my closet

Save up to remodel my master bath

Actually go on a few dates this year, didn’t go on any for 2011

To cut down on my TV watching

I really have a lot this is only a few things I want to do and try to change through out the year 2012.  This blog is for me, a journal really to talk about my ups and downs and how also one of my goals to write it every day…so now I gotta find wireless internet everyday.

Well, this single woman needs to go to bed.

 

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