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

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

One Year Later – Covid-19 Experience

It’s one year later since Covid-19 graced our shores. A year ago today we had our first case, twenty eight thousand cases and counting over five hundred deaths later. Covid-19 has ruined a lot of lives. People who depended on Tourism was first affected, with little or no travellers to support them. The government gave grants but that money could only cover a week’s meal. People had to get creative, challenge the status quo. Covid-19 was bad but it birthed an appreciation for a level of creativity I’ve never seen before, it challenged people to think outside of the box or even made them throw away the box all together.

One year later though some people may not have the same jobs are living differently it has allowed people to reflect. I too have been affected my this virus, thankfully I remain negative however when you’re used to spending time with family and friends taking different adventures every other weekend not limited to a 8pm curfew; that sucks but I’m still alive and very thankful.

During the pandemic I got so bored being at home that I started doubting myself. I however after much thought created this blog as an outlet to share my thoughts. Surprisingly when I started writing I didn’t expect that there would be so many people all over the world ,would support me. The interactions grew and friends of deetheory was born. My self doubt birthed a new passion of sharing, believing that someone out there wants to hear what I think and that is just awesome.

Covid-19 has not only been bad it has made people more conscious about their health. It’s rather fascinating that I haven’t caught the common cold since I’ve started paying attention to everything I come in contact with. Visits to the doctor were for different ailments outside of my control.

For everyone who has lost someone to this deadly virus, sincerest condolences. If you are still trying to put a grasp on all that has happened and still trying to navigate your life whole strain you have made it this far and that’s something to be grateful for.

The vaccine has graced our shores and I can’t wait to take it. I know things have changed but this is the only chance to get to some form of normalcy. It won’t be business as usual but it will limit the need for certain restrictions.

What has been your experience? One year later how has Covid-19 treated you?

Let’s chat…

Until next post…

Dee

Buy your own roses and chocolate on Valentines Day

Love, that four letter word that means different things to different people. For me, love is a verb; Valentine’s Day is not just for couples it may have been marketed and commercialized as such and some may find themselves more lonely than ever if they’re no significant other to send you roses and or chocolate.

Get your own roses and chocolate. No it’s not pathetic or conceited. Before you can love anyone else you have to first love you. It’s perfectly fine to treat yourself how you want to be treated eventually if Mr or Mrs Right were to come along.

Virtual Party: Call the girlfriends and have that kareoke party sing your hearts out and just have fun. It’s better than sitting at home feeling lonely and or sorry for yourself.

Send Gifts : If you have a favorite charity why not send a love token. You can also send a love gift to a children’s home or the Cancer ward at St. Jude’s. Whatever you can put a smile on someone’s face it will make you feel better.

Self Care: A quiet evening at home,music ,wine and or your favorite movie snuggle up and relax. Give yourself a Mani and pedi self care is the best form of I love you. Gents don’t feel left out get yourself that PS5 , golf clubs that Car whatever it is that you want and able to afford. Spoil yourself. You are your first priority.

Don’t let coupled up social media make you feel less than. I’ve been doing the buying myself a gift from I was single.

Happy Valentine’s Day !

Until Next Post,

Dee