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9 month update and other stuff

Ah! Fall is in the air! Though I must admit, being 86 pounds less this fall, my toes are cold! My tan is quickly fading and I miss 85 degrees something awful! Since there’s nothing I can do about any of that, except put on some nice warm socks, I figured I’d better make the best of it 🙂

So my kitchen table is full of tomatoes waiting to be canned as spaghetti sauce, apples waiting to be made into apple sauce and also frozen for baking and smoothies, cukes waiting to be turned into pickles and pears waiting to become sauce too.  Oh yeah, lots of bananas to freeze and use later for banana bread or muffins.  And wouldn’t you know it, as soon as I load up on all this stuff and get ready to go to work, I get sick! Blah! Nasty cough, stuffy head, hide under the blankets in bed-sick! So, it’s all sitting there still waiting.  Hopefully it will all keep until tomorrow or Monday.

A friend told me to mix equal parts lemon juice, honey and whiskey and take a couple of tablespoons of it to knock this nasty cold out and feel better.  I tried it, and gosh did I sleep good! Cleared up most of the gunk in my chest and head! I’m so glad because Nyquil only worked for about an hour!  Drinking lots of tea, taking my vitamins plus d3 and zinc, and lots of soup to eat.  Should be back to normal before too long.

Well, it’s been a crazy month, that’s for sure.  As far as weight loss, nada.  I was working two jobs, one at a bakery where it was just way too easy to eat a cookie at day, or a donut, or any other lovely treat.  And I did.  And with working all the time, do you think I went to the gym?  No.  Therefore, not a single pound.  Thankfully I didn’t gain, but still….glad that month is over.  The two jobs are over also. The Bakery was just a summer job and has ended. The restaurant laid me off (on my birthday no less!!) because they are so slow.  Now I just need to get back on my feet and off and running to the gym!  Monday for sure!  New job doesn’t start until October 4th, so I have time to get my good habits back into practice.  It’s so easy to just not keep track of what and how much you eat when you get busy with life.  Not that I’m eating too much, probably the exact opposite…not enough! Never thought I’d have THAT problem!! I’ve even slacked off on the protein shakes….and am noticing a bit more hair in the shower than I like because of it.  NOT going that route again!! That was all the incentive I needed!  I have, however, been very faithful to take all of my vitamins.  I feel like I’m going to simply fall over asleep if I don’t, so that’s never even a temptation.

My new experience for the month, as a “skinnier” person (it SO bugs me when people call me “skinny” right now, cause I am not yet!  I’m just skinnier than I was! lol!) was a family camping trip to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan.  Went camping at the Lower Tahquamenon Falls, and it was a lot of fun.  Though it was VERY cold…45 degrees!! Good thing we had heaters in the tent!  It was fun, and beautiful, and hiking the trails to the falls was great! I’ve wanted to go for my birthday for years, and this year I finally did it!

I did, however, learn that I am much too diva for camping in a tent lol!  Next year it will be a cabin, or we’ll save up for a camper, but this lady doesn’t care much for tents.  Even with a wonderful double high air mattress, which was quite comfortable…tents are just so much work, and get full of so much dirt! And sleeping in ONE room with stinky  10 and 12 year old boys of mine?  😛  But we did have fun 🙂

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