Tuesday, November 12, 2013

One Week to Go & Random Sneak Peeks...

I seriously cannot believe I have only one week left of this program.  Now that I have reached the 23rd day, time feels like it flew by.  Past day 16 or 17, things became easy and almost automatic.  I was no longer paying attention to how many days had gone by and how many where left...things just became routine.

I fall asleep and wake up SO much easier than I used to.  My energy is present and consistent through most of the day.  My post-lunch and post-dinner ravenous cravings are non-existent or easily satisfied by eating a piece of fresh fruit.  I haven't had a headache in who knows how long, I haven't had an upset stomach since I started the program and my mood/outlook has greatly improved.  My irregular heartbeat that I felt quite often {I have SVT} hasn't occurred since I started this program, and dizzy spells that I would frequently get have not reared their ugly head either.

I didn't start this program to lose weight, but it's happened without trying.  I don't stop myself from eating "too much" and I haven't exercised for a single second...yet I've still managed to drop 8 lbs.  Yes, I know...they say don't weight yourself during the 30 days, but I'm not doing this for the weight loss.  I'm doing it to improve my health...so I have been weighing myself quite often since I took on this challenge.  Even if I didn't step on a scale, I would have know I lost something because NONE of my work pants fit me anymore...a belt can't even remedy the situation because the gap is too big.  It makes dressing for work each morning quite difficult, but it's a problem I love to have. :)

So far...this program has been TOTALLY worth it!

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And while my life may seem like it's been all about food, I have been getting some other things accomplished too!!  Here's a little sneak peek at some in-progress projects I have going on behind the scenes {or not so behind the scenes if you follow me on Instagram ;) haha}.





Happy Tuesday, friends! :)

34 comments:

  1. Yeah for losing weight without trying!! I've been on a smoothie kick to jump start my metabolism and have lost weight without even trying, but I feel so good and that's what matters :) lol

    I'm in love with your stencil hallway, it looks amazing!!

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    1. That's awesome, Katrina! Yes, how you feel is definitely what matters most! :)

      Thanks so much!! :)

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  2. your hallway is looking GOOD girl. And look at you getting skinnier...i can't believe you would have 8 pounds to even loose skinny minnie! But, as long as you are feeling better and more energy that is the important thing. Yay you!

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    1. Aw, thanks Trina!! Haha...yea, it's crazy how it just came off. Thanks for the support, girl! Xo!

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  3. So proud of you for sticking with it and I know that alone makes you feel great! I'm with Trina, that hallway..LOVE!

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  4. wow! good for you!!!!! i am doing great, but i had a bad day today- was at the barn and left too hungry and ate too much for lunch. and have a headache. boo. but other days i have felt great!!! i'm only on day 8 though. :)

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    1. It can be a little bumpy at first, but YAY for making it to day 8!! Great job, Cassie!! :)

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  5. I'm very impressed with your resolve to stay with this program. Congrats. The stenciling looks Incredible. Can't wait to see the end result!

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    1. Thanks...I have to admit I'm kinda proud of myself for sticking to it! Aw, thank you!! :)

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  6. Good for you Gabbi! That is awesome!

    I love the new stencil in the hall!

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  7. That is awesome! Especially doing it right before the holidays! I bet it makes such a difference in how you feel :-)

    Love the wrapping paper too! I bought a cute glittered monogram ornament @ PB only to learn they have them at Wal Mart almost identical. They would look awesome with your wrapping!

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    1. It really has made SUCH a difference in how I feel. I didn't think it would, but it's proved me wrong!

      Thank you! Oh man, that stinks! Return the PB one! ;)

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  8. I have tried a Whole 30 a couple times but never made it past day 14. Good for you!

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    1. Ohhhh, Sarah....days 14 and 15 are some of the toughest ones! If you try again, see if you can hang on until day 16 or 17...it really made a difference for me! :)

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  9. You have totally inspired me. I'm still trying to get through the book but I'm planning to try this myself. You are amazing - I need to channel you when I'm doing it.

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  10. Wow, so now I'm inspired!! I am definitely going to read up on this, as I'm not trying to lose weight either but I want to be more healthy overall. I love your new stenciled hallway!!

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    1. Aw, I love that I could be a little inspiration for you! :) Thanks so much, Whitney! :)

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  11. Sounds like fantastic results congrats! I love the way that present looks like it is too pretty to open!

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  12. Are those lucite/acrylic curtain rods?? Is this a DIY or did you purchase? Can't wait to hear about them!

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    1. Yes, they are lucite!! They are a DIY...I'll be sharing soon! :)

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    1. Some DIY lucite curtain rods...I'm in love with them!! I'll be sharing soon, Mindy! :)

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  14. Wow, you've got a lot in the works! Can't wait to see everything finished. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Yes, I definitely do...ahhhh! I can't wait to finish up and share. :)

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  15. I can't believe you are almost there.. It seems like it was just yesterday that you started. You deserve a big pat on the back, thinking I might give this a try after the holidays. What should I start looking into, book, website? Your projects look great, I think someone is getting ready for the holidays. Hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. I can't believe it either! I really feel like time flew by lately! Aw, thank you so much, Kristel!! After the holidays would be an awesome time to take on the challenge!! Have a good weekend too! :)

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  16. I can't believe you're almost finished with it. I'm thinking about trying it at the beginning of the year. I keep saying I need to and just need to take the plunge! Those drapery rods in your bedroom are amazing :)

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    1. I can't believe it either! After the halfway mark, things got so much easier and time moved quite quickly. I am shocked I was able to do it, but also really proud. I bet you'd be super happy with completing the Whole30 too! As the new year starts, it's a great time to get it done.

      Thanks so much...I'm smitten with them! :)

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