Bohemian Burble

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The Novelty Is Over

indexThis week’s lesson learned: Be skeptical when buying a fitness tracker on clearance!!!! Mine worked from 4/15/15 to 4/23/15. Died 5:05PM. Tried to reboot, re-everything to no avail. Thankfully I can still take it back to get a full refund.

Will I replace it with a Fitbit? NO! The lesson???

I realize I need to actually move my body and not sit idle for long periods of time. I also realize I sleep like crap. I’ve had sleep apnea since 2004. And my CPAP is a life saver.

I do not need a bracelet to tell me any of this!!!

Continue to make good food choices and move your body!


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New Purchase: Jaw Bone Up24

imagesV4MU8HEHI joined the band wagon of activity fitness trackers tonight. Thanks to a nice discount of $75.11 off the original price of $149.99 …. I paid a handsome fee of $74.88 plus $6.00 for the 2 year plan as it was recommended from reviews I read on other sites …. I am now an owner of my very own “onyx” Jaw Bone Up24.

Also my cousin Diane and her adult children/spouses also sport them too and I saw it in action last weekend from her showcasing it for my mom and I.

Several of my good friends and my brother own a Fitbit. I went back and forth tonight touching each one, seeing which one I’d like better… but the price of the Jaw Bone Up24 won me over as I like low prices so much better.

I’m about to go to sleep so with my sleep apnea it’ll be interesting to see how well or not so swell I sleep tonight. I also have “jimmy legs” but I didn’t see any where in the reading materials or the You Tube videos that it help capture that lovely hidden talent of mine.

I walk all over the place so it’s going to be fun to track my steps in ‘real time’ too.

And just for the nay-sayers who like to find the not so good in my life… the cost of this baby was all in thanks to my clients who bought some art from me recently…. I also tend to treat myself to something cool instead of putting it into the bank.

Goodnight all. Continue to make excellent choices.

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An Amazing Day Today

blackbeansI had probably the best ever breakfast I could nourish my body in months and months and months this morning. Black beans with homemade salsa and a small piece of the bacon/egg/spinach/mushroom/onion Quiche from last weekend. It went down my pie hole with no issues and slid right past my lap band with ease. It was heavenly. Then I did something my old self would never have done. I went on a walk solo.

My mom lives on the edge of a State Park and there’s a gorgeous walking trail that loops around it and you come face to face with the Mighty Mo (Missouri River). Breathtaking views.

I returned and sat around til my mom came back and we hit up the loop a second time. I had zero aches and zero anything holding me back. I wasn’t out of breath and I felt amazing.

Also had another Non Scale Victory (NSV) … it was rather hot on the 2nd loop, so I took off my jacket and tied it around my shrinking waist. I don’t think since God knows when, I could do that with any type of jacket or sweatshirt. So two NSV’s this week. Awesome sauce!

We had lunch — lettuce salad with onion and celery chunks ….and I had celery with peanut butter too. I did some reading then …I finished out my exercising by doing a third turn around the loop and capturing a total of 2 miles for the day!

My body totally thanks me.

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To Jog or Not To Jog

weightJust completed Day 2 of my 8 weeks to “train” for a possible 5K. There is a 5K in 10 weeks called the Kolache Krawl at Czech Days in Tabor, SD this year.

I’ve never entered a race in my life but this Czech Days, I just might do it.

Otherwise I can shoot for the one that Springfield holds every July 4th but I know that has some hills in it…Second day in, I’m not sure 7 weeks away I can do those hills…

This morning, I woke up and decided to get in my exercising before I showered. So I got dressed and instead of what I had done yesterday, which was go in a different route, I opted for the walking the trail loop.

And I opted to jog down hill a good ways instead of walking for a minute and then jogging for 2 minutes. I am not good with figuring out distance but I do know I did jog a lot more than I did for distance from yesterday.

A steep incline greeted me next. I decided to walk that mega slowly and take deep breaths with every step. I made it to the top of that incline still in one piece but I did not rest. And I was proud of my accomplishments today.

I am also on Day 2 of officially following The Wheat Belly life style. For lunch today we had a cold pea, corn, cheese and bacon salad with peanuts. I had a cup of it and I seasoned it with salt and pepper. I drank about 32 ounces of filtered water as well. Now I’m full.

Tonight we are having Crockpot Cashew Chicken, except we didn’t have cashews and are just using peanuts instead. Found the recipe on Pinterest.

Something that would never have entered my melon before, the word, jogging… is now weaving in and out of my thinking mode. We drove to a nearby town after my walk/jog and I could feel pain in the vicinity above my ankles… what is that area called?

And I know I’m out of shape but I am still happy with my results so far.

The loop was 2/3 of a mile. I have a little bit to go later today and then I will have done a mile. Tomorrow, my game plan will change again and I’ll try a different way to get in my mile of a walk/jog.

When I get back to Yankton on Monday, I am going to scope out the cemetery paths…. full of nice hills and should be clear of everyone alive that is (hee hee hee)…. so no one will bother me on my journey to jogging.

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Darling, Detox Me…

detoxOnly a handful of folks know the real story that’s going on and that’s how I like it.  And that is how it will stay. For now. In any case, I have not been eating as healthy as I should be. I am mad about that. I’m also mad about not exercising either for that matter. Or just walking around the parking lot that I live mere feet from. Or around the nice walking area that I live next to. I mean, it is perfect conditions for a smooth, sleek road. No gravel, no grassy knolls, no ginormous hills or rocks around. Just really nice asphalt to walk on. And people would think that with what’s been going on, I should be getting in my equal time of walking, eating right and getting proper sleep.

It all sounds fabulous on paper or in my case, on my blog.

I also am so not proud of eating a variety of processed foods either. But thankfully (knock on wood), I have stayed far away from soda. My teeth also thank me for that nugget too.

This weekend when I have more time to get back on track … I need to detox my sluggish body from all the bad temptations I’ve allowed down my pie hole. My joints are aching, especially my fingers, hands and back area. And I’ve noticed I’m getting really jumpy again and I know that’s because I’m hoarding my medications. Not good. At. All.

I did get some lettuce the other night and a few other better, healthier choices but I could do better, I will do better, I promise.

There is a saying that keeps floating around on social media about how we are responsible for our own actions and/or choices. No one else can take the blame but me. And me alone.

This is why I have continued this weight loss blog/journey going after 2 years and three months since having my surgery.

To keep myself accountable for all of my great, good and now bad decisions in terms of continuing to be a better person overall, to be healthy.

And to be healthy, one must exercise. You know, the just get me out of the house and walk kind of exercise.

I have all the tools I need to be this better person….  and I need to stop listening to my inner critic and negative thoughts.

Tomorrow is a new day. I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope….

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My New Kicks

100_0964I treated my feet to a pair of new kicks!!! I absolutely love them and the bright colors. Although they look blue, the main color is really purple. And pink and a neon green. Like a party on my feet.

I once again ordered a size 10 and medium width.

Two years ago before my lap band surgery, I wore a double wide EE and a size 10 or even an 11. I lost track as to when my feet actually shrunk but I was a bit hesitant putting these fancy kicks on just now but they fit with a little extra wiggle room.

I’m thrilled. And cannot wait to hit the streets wearing these…. however, I need to rest my left leg and foot right now before I do any major walking…. I was forced to stand longer than a 4-hour time frame at work and you know my dealio with my messed up foot/ankle/leg.

It has now caused major pain thru my hip and now back. Not fun one bit. Thankfully I have the 26th and 27th off so I plan to give my left side some TLC.

As always, stay true to your own self and keep yourself accountable on your eating choices, drinking choices and how you exercise. Only YOU can improve your own self… no one else can do it for you!!!

Stay positive.


Proof It Works

proof14Just a small reminder of what I resembled before my lap band surgery almost two years ago this June 27, 2014 … to what I have become and still transforming …. God is great. Keep on truckn’ … Keep on eating healthy foods: fruits, veggies, no bread… no alcohol. Stay away as best as you can from soda pop (it also rots your teeth) …. Get off the couch and MOVE YOUR BODY every single day. And maintain a POSITIVE attitude. Surround yourself with like-minded people. And for a solid support group. Yes, you will need one through the tough times in your weight loss journey… and most importantly ….