“Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” Dalai Lama

I have 3 months before I leave for Belize. I have laid out a plan of how much weight is going to be lost in each of those months leading up to my departure. Today was day one of attacking the diet hardcore — and of course work had to be beyond stressful today. OF COURSE IT DID. I tried to sneak off for the fastest bathroom break first thing this morning, I barely shut the door, hadn’t even turned the lock, I look down and see this — how? How do they follow me so fast?!

But I stuck to the diet no matter what, I reminded myself all day long how crappy and disappointed I would feel tomorrow if I let a bunch of tiny kids throw me off with one rough day. Thankfully, I went with a crock pot dinner tonight so the stress of throwing together a meal after everyone left was minimal. It was a new recipe and I thought it turned out great, Crock Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken. I made some quinoa to go with the chicken and veggies, it was delicious and comforting. Not to mention, I came in way under on calories today even thought I felt like I was forcing myself to eat throughout the day! One thing the recipe didn’t address was the byproduct of delicious, golden, lemon-y broth created by slowly simmering those ingredients all day. That is going to make one fantastic soup later in the week!

My 30-day song challenge is complete, but I think I should continue to throw in a song with each blog. Lately, I’ve been watching all the reruns of ER that have been airing on the Pop channel, I loved that show and am sooooo happy someone has finally picked it up so I can watch it all the time again! A few days ago, they ran the episode with the homeless kids who thought Nila was “the blue lady.” That episode uses Ray LaMontagne’s “Till the Sun Turns Black” — I added it to one of my Amazon playlists and have listened to it so many times over the last several days…and Amazon Music scrolls the lyrics on most songs, such a great feature, I really love it.

Well, I have to get up at 5:00am and it is now 10:49pm, yikes! My tea has been sipped, extra water has been drank, and I am ready to drift off so I can do it all over again tomorrow — only better. G’night, y’all.

~~ Amie

Author: lifedeathdieting

My story is the same as most women, all was fine with my health, weight and body -- until I had kids. My metabolism is nearly non-existent, it seems I have to put in 10X more effort as anyone else to loose even 1 pound (yet, I can gain weight almost instantly if I allow myself even a single cheat day), I'm embarrassed to say how many different diets I've tried and bombed, and most days the motivation simply isn't there. I have even met much resistance with people in my life, dieting and loosing weight is such a common topic, I think it is often minimized just because so many people talk about it everyday. Friends and family always brush it off like its something I can do if I just stop whining about it and just do it -- but I can't, I've learned over the last 17 years that it is far more complicated than "just doing it." Exercising is difficult with all the loose skin and fat that sags on my abdomen...but I need to exercise to get all that fat off...but many exercises I can't do because the fat and skin are in the way...it's a loose-loose at the moment. But there is a new dawn on the weight loss horizon, I have finally begin to drop some weight, and I am slowly figuring out where my buggaboos are hiding within my mind and my diet. I am sharing this journey to chronicle the successes and failures on my return to health.

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