Blogmas Day 1-5 2021

Hi Friends 👋,

I’ve decided to share not one but five days of Blogmas with you. I am in a different timezone as expected and getting settled was a little challenging getting the cell service or Wi-Fi to post.

Things are a little better and I’m hoping I’ll get to share daily posts.

Day 1:

On Day one of Blogmas I participated in my first virtual Carol Service at work. The pandemic is pretty much atill around and gathering are limited so most events are virtual. The production was well pur together and I was super proud of all the team members that participated. The speaker gave us a charge , fed our aspirations and drive to be better and do better. It was refreshing seeing him in that capacity and so too others that gave him a standing ovation. I was given the opportunity to offer the vote of thanks on behalf the team. Christmas is for family and friends, the pandemic has proven that we need to be around our loved ones more so than ever.

Day 2

I packed for my 5 week trip. Spending Christmas 🎄 with my family whom I haven’t seen or been with in a few years. I’m excited and looking forward to New memories.

Day 3-4

I traveled for the first time on Southwest Airlines. The team was very professional and friendly. My only hiccup was being seated beside a rather hyperactive family. Traveling with kids? a hard pass, unless I’m in first class like Kevin’s parents ( Home Alone)

Day 5

Went to the mall sand window shopped 🛍. I’ve made my budget and so far so good. I’m excited for Christmas shopping 🛍.

I Drank A Gallon Water for 1 month….

Hey Friends 👋,

Being home everyday, cooking, eating, taking care of family and doing everything except taking care of my body. Things got out of hand, I didn’t realize the person I was seeing in the mirror. It was awful 😢😞😫, I felt tired all the time and eating around the clock didn’t help either. I packed on lbs like no tomorrow. I decided that I needed to take control not gain any more lbs and just focus on losing all the 50 lbs gained in the year.

50? When did I gain 60lbs? 😔 I can’t believe I allowed myself to get away like that. For reference my weight before Covid was 198lbs still 23 lbs more that my ideal weight of 175lbs. I am 30-35 years old 5ft 8 1/4″.

The most important thing I would ask anyone who has found themselves in my situation is to find your why. Finding your why is what will keep you focused and driven to accomplish that goal you want. My why is that I want to love the person that I see in the mirror at all times. I want to be able to wear my size 12 jeans now I’m rocking size 16/18. That’s not me. The only thing that I never seemed to lose was my curvy figure, that I am extremely grateful for.

At the end of June this year I decided that I had to figure out a way to lose the weight without much exercise and pressure that would send me back to physio. I got a jump rope and Gallon bottle from Amazon.

Day 1:

I only managed to do 3 complete jumps. Yes I was so heavy I couldn’t lift my body to complete at least 10 jumps. When I was younger I loved jumping, I had my jump rope everywhere I went. I parked the rope and decided to just focus on something else, let’s lose some of this weight first. I started drinking a Gallon of water daily.

The first week was hectic 😫. I was running to the bathroom every 20 mins, reminded me of when I was pregnant. Thankfully I am home most of the days so it didn’t bother me much. At the end of week one I already started seeing and feeling results. My skin was glowing and I didn’t feel as tired before.

Fast forward to today, I can testify to the following benefits of drinking a Gallon water daily:

* Skin texture will be different.

* Bloating completely gone.

* Curved Cravings

* Shorter periods ,little to no pms: I have a pretty normal cycle, however before I see my monthly flow I’d experience excruciating pain lower belly and back, I would get pimples on a specific spot on my face. My mood swings would be all over the place. This month I thought I wasn’t going to have a period no back pain no cramps, the flow was not heavy. It only lasted 3 days. My cycle is usually 5 days and is always on time.

I did some measurements before I started my journey:

Waist- 44″

Breast – 42″

Thigh – 51″

August 1,2021:

Waist – 39″

Breast -40″

Thigh- 49″

This is just from drinking a Gallon water daily. My diet haven’t changed much just that I am eating less and no longer eating late.

I am going to challenge myself to start jump roping and using my spin bike. Hopefully the results will be much better.

What has been your experience with exercise,losing Covid weight?

Share with me in the comments .

Until Next Time…

Dee

Happy BlogVersary 😊

Hello friends, 👋

One year ago I took the plung and did a thing. One year ago I came out of my comfort zone and shared feelings in a space and became apart of a community of creative people who have different interest but one goal, blogging.

After one year, I can attest to the fact that I have learned so much and is still learning how to maneuver this space. Thanks to you all that continues to share with me. I appreciate the support. Blogging is fun, it’s therapeutic. I didn’t know that I would have gotten this far ,I’m still around. You’re still around.

Let’s continue to share and learn from each other. Happy blogversary Deetheory.

Until next time,

Dee

My Fitness Journey

You have to be intentional, at least that’s what I’m telling myself. It all came up through an online meeting I had with my team. Work colleague of mine said she needed someone to workout with; asked if I would be her accountability partner and like the supportive person I am, I accepted. I told her, that I had a few gears I had ordered on Amazon until they’re here we wouldn’t start maybe light stuff.

The items got here yesterday (6/30) well part of my order. A jump rope and a Gallon water bottle. The one with the motivational prompts. I figured if I’m going to do this I needed the push.

Gal. Water Bottle and Skipping rope

Day 1.

I started drinking water later than expected however by the end of the night I made it to the mark 9pm. Didn’t finish. My toddler and mom cheered me on during the course of the day. I figured that’s a pretty good start. I haven’t done as much jumping. I don’t know if I even remember how to use a jump rope. My toddler 🙄 , with the can do attitude “you can do it mommy” 😩just what I needed my own personal cheerleader🥺. I only got three jumps in😆🎉. I will try to get more jumps in today.

Yeah, Dee has started her fitness journey. I don’t know what the heck I’m doing but I figured I’d start somewhere. I have a partner whom I’ll be checking in daily as well as my toddler to keep me on my toes. I haven’t weighed in I really don’t want to feel pressured by it I have an idea of what that number is and will use that as a mental note.

Why now? I’d say why not. Covid gains are obvious and this is something that I’ve started and stopped over the period of lock down. I’m hoping eventually little habits like eating snacks,sweets will stop. I don’t want to go on a full diet cleanse in one go. I want to take it one step at a time until that taste or yearning is gone.

Dee is embarking on a fitness journey. I want to document as much as I can and I’m excited to see results. For now I really want to get to a healthier weight be fit and stick to it. Trying to avoid any ailment that comes with neglecting ones health at least the ones I can avoid.

No pictures yet, they’re coming.

It’s good to check in with you guys I hope you’re all safe.

Until next time,

Dee
Xoxo

Bullet Journaling- What’s that?

Hi friend’s,

The last time we spoke I shared how I’ve started a new hobby. Handlettering is going great I can definitely see progress with my writing I’m more cognizant of upstrokes and downstrokes. I’m even trying to add little doodles to my pieces that I share to Instagram designsbysixty5. I’ve noticed that the more I learn and see the amazing pieces being shared by the many profiles , I have to remind myself that I have to take it slowly and practice overtime my muscle memory will kick in and I will ensure that all my letters are uniformed, my strokes are the right width. Frankly,up to this minute I didn’t know how technical handlettering could be or was. I just saw beautiful words/letters mixed with a little art on paper. News flash it’s none of those things. It takes time, I’ve already gotten supplies as per the many recommendations and I’m currently banning myself from making another brush pen or any handlettering material from Amazon.

It’s like I’m back at school again and I want to get all the cool pens and stationery. I’ve even found myself looking at bullet journals. I already have a planner that I love it’s April I mean the year has pretty much started it’s too late to start another journal. It’s something I’d like to try as soon as Ive learned the mechanics of it. My Kit Life planner has prompts and it’s pretty straightforward so it works.

Do you use a bullet journal? What kind of planner do you use? I have over 6 planner in my Amazon Cart I’m not sure which one to choose as yet. The most expensive is $12 I’m not going any higher than that because I’m not sure if I will go full on with this thing. I’m thinking let it wait out the year until I’ve learned as much as I can about Bujo. I will continue to live vicariously through the accounts I follow on IG and watch on Youtube.

Until next time,

Keep safe!

Dee xoxo

Coping in a Pandemic

Hey friends,

It’s been a minute. Working from home paired with other demands has me very busy. I decided to check the many notifications that I’ve missed since my last post.

The blog is growing and people are engaging with the posts I’ve made and that is good. Thank you really, it’s much appreciated.

Today wasn’t a good day for me, I was so overwhelmed I locked myself in my room, I guess I cried 😭 for maybe a few hours. Now I don’t know what came over me but I felt so much better after. I was thinking unkind thoughts ,between work home the current pandemic the news. It was just too much.

Check on your strong friends we are not okay. I was a part of a meeting this week where a team member shared how people are not coping in this pandemic our realities have changed we’ve lost loved ones, jobs, the uncertainty of not knowing what will happen next is just too much. When I heard this person speak I didn’t know or think that for a minute I was going through the motions. No one checked on me but a notification from this blog post that I wrote last year prompted me to reflect and refocus my bearings.

I just want you to reach out to someone if you need to talk clear your head. Ask for help, too often we allow pride from giving us that break that is so badly needed.

I’m not at a 100% but I’m still alive.

I hope you are okay, alive and well.

Until next post,

Stay safe

Dee xoxo