I have to say, yesterday was a big test for me. I am raising chickens, ducks and turkeys; I really love my feathered friends. We started to raise them for their eggs, which are absolutely delicious....but yesterday, my duck Diane passed away unexpectedly. It was a very sad day for me. She was sleeping a lot this weekend, which is out of her character, hiding and being by herself. Yesterday I came home for lunch, found her in a nesting box and brought her in the house. I was letting her float in the sink so she would get warm and trying to make her eat or drink something. It was sad; all I could think about is that maybe her body is trying to heal from something. Anyway, she passed away in my husband's arms last night. The point of my sharing is to let you know, I did not do the norm...I had a banana and a bottle of water. I actually surprised myself, which was out of my character. I would have been reaching for the sun chips, or anything else sweet I could find to stick in my mouth, or maybe a glass of wine (lets be clear...I mean a bottle of wine). But I did not want any of those things last night. I ate enough so that when I woke this morning I would not be starving, grabbing for anything and everything. I have to say I am pretty proud of myself this morning....sad but very happy that I did not use Diane's passing as an excuse to sabotage myself right out of the gate.
I have been using Young Living Oils for about a year or more. I receive new oil every month to try...they help with energy, focus, pretty much whatever you are looking for. Last month I received one that is called Trauma Life...it helps relax and let go any traumas you might have had throughout your life. Well, I have been using it the last 3 weeks, and I am able to see my stuff as some life lessons that have gotten me where I am today. Even some events that happened when I was a young child....I have been able to let those hurts go. And I have to say, last night allowed me to morn my duck and not stuff my face. I am no different than many women out there. We live our lives a certain way, respond a certain way, but when you are ready to finally rid the weight and get healthy, it is then your time.
Now I know we are on day TWO....hahahahha.....but I have to say for me....this is a GREAT START, and I am so glad that I am sharing my journey with all of you.
Today, I will be having a nice protein breakfast with fruit, working out at Anytime Fitness at lunch along with having spinach salad, and for dinner since I get home about 7:30-8:00 pm I will have a protein shake. Now I do have little snacks in between my meals...that usually will be a package of Belvita Biscuits. And I make sure that I am constantly drinking a lot of water. I will put things in my water to change it up....lemon, lime, cucumber, strawberry or an orange slice. This will give you very lo-cal water. DON'T forget to drink 1/2 your weight in water....So every day I will drink 109 oz of water...when I work out I add another bottle or two.
That is what I have for today....let me know what you went through yesterday...sometimes the first day can be one of the biggest tests to see if you are ready!!!
Thank you for reading....I hope I am touching someone's life out there.