I’m sitting at Starbucks this morning, getting some work done. It used to be that they only offered pastries and muffins, but they’ve added some new “healthy choices” to the menu at this particular Starbucks. Mainly breakfast sandwiches and wraps.
Today I grabbed my usual Iced Coffee (with heavy cream and sugar free vanilla) along with two breakfast sandwiches. One bacon, egg & gouda – the other ham, egg & cheddar. The lady behind the counter was nice enough to prepare them without the bread:
Now that I’ve sat down, enjoyed my (late) low carb breakfast, and started typing… I forgot what I was going to blog about. There’s confession #1 for ya. LOL.
Fortunately I jotted down some notes before I left the house this morning. And a few on the way here too. Not while I was driving (don’t stress! ha), but when I stopped for gas n stuff. That’s the thing about blogging – you’re always full of ideas, or you’re always doing something you want to remember to share – so you’re constantly having to take pictures and note your ideas along the way so you can share them the first chance you get.
Then there’s the spam, and other junk that clutters up your internet. It would be nice if you could just “do what you do” but there’s this constant barrage of blog comment spam, social media noise, Facebook Group spam, endless amounts of email, etc. It’s enough to make me avoid my own blog some days…
No big deal. I have it under control. I have things in place, including help and filters and software and such. I truly LOVE blogging. Almost as much as I love FOOD.
I Feel Fat.
Yes, that was random. I’ve actually done well maintaining my weight since the big surgery, but I haven’t been losing weight.
I’ve been working out, and I recently added in weights for strength & toning, but my eating has been hit or miss. Some days I didn’t even feel like eating and had things like Atkins Shakes and Almonds. Other days I ate my meat & veggies, salads, and other healthy foods.
And then there were days I don’t really remember, or don’t want to, lol. Unfortunately I haven’t been taking the time to sit down here and share the details with you. Apologies – I aim to get back on track. It’s SO much more fun eating with you.
I’m not “fat” by the way. I still need to lose about 15 pounds (I’m guessing) and tone up, so that’s my big goal right now. That, and of course maintaining the lifestyle journey I’ve started, by exercising and sticking to a healthy low carb diet of meat & greens.
Dang! The Pressure!
I think about you, and my blog, every single time I reach for food. That’s a good thing of course. Even if I’m not actively sharing my meals or blogging about my diet, I still feel the pressure – I mean, accountability.
Not only do I want to reach my own goals, but I really want to help other people achieve real life-changing results, too. And to do that, I have to walk the talk.
My blog here is all about my traveling lifestyle too.
I’m an on-the-go type of person. I “dress out of the dryer” and “eat out of the dishwasher”. (But hey – at least the clothes and dishes are CLEAN, lol.) This is not because my life is too busy. In fact, I have a lot more freedom & flexibility, and a lot less pressure than most people. It’s just my personality. I like to be on the go, keep myself busy, and I love to travel – which I do by choice.
I haven’t traveled much lately due to being sick, and then being down for surgery and an extended recovery. In fact, I didn’t travel well at all on my last trip in early June…
It was a road trip to the beach at Okaloosa Island in Florida. I wasn’t myself on that trip.
I didn’t feel well, and my feet and ankles kept swelling up like crazy. I spent most of the time relaxing. With my feet up.
(I can’t believe I didn’t blog about that trip. Geez!)
It’s only been in the last few weeks that I’ve been feeling like myself again. That was a LONG slow process. If you missed it, I had a freakishly bad reaction to the anesthesia when I had surgery in February. It affected my cognitive function, which, at one point, meant I couldn’t keep count up to three. Meaning I couldn’t even make a pot of coffee, or take a shower, without screwing it up somehow. Seriously.
I finally got back on my feet and back to somewhat of a normal schedule, but it was months still before I was really able to *think* clearly – or consistently – which has just been in the last few weeks.
I’m rambling here, mostly because I miss all of you! I don’t really feel any huge pressure about being so quiet. I’ve been trying to go easy on myself and just get back on track with everything across the board – my life, my health, my blog, all of it.
But like I said, even when I’m quiet here, this blog really holds me accountable. I want to be a good example, and I want to be here to motivate and inspire you – like you do me. Even if you didn’t realize it…
I have no idea yet what I’m going to have for lunch. For dinner I’m thinking about grilled chicken and roasted broccoli & cauliflower (take-out, of course! lol). And I do have another road trip coming up soon – to Atlanta in a few weeks. I’m looking forward to that. Mostly for the variety in food choices on the road.
I’m really glad I’ve been able to maintain my weight post-surgery, and proud of myself for pushing my limits at the gym consistently. Life is not perfect. Neither are bloggers. Stuff happens. I’m glad to be back though, and I look forward to catching up with you!
I have lots of thoughts and ideas I want to share… but I’ll save those for my next posts.
How’s the summer treating you? Where are you with your diet & exercise goals? Found any cool new (easy!!) low carb recipes lately?? Leave a comment and let’s catch up.