Monday, November 23, 2015

Weightloss Mondays and Happy ThanksGiving

I cannot believe this week has gone by so fast. I did my weigh in and lost another 2 lbs. So a total of 5 lbs in the last two weeks. For me that is good since I have not started my exercising yet.

 Drinking the 8 glasses of water was pretty easy last week. I am drinking out of a 16 oz glass and drink two before noon and two  before dinner. I try not to drink any after dinner because I don't want to get up all night going to the bathroom.

I have heard alot about getting good sleep to help one lose weight and I have decided to go to bed around 10 pm. For me that is early. Most of the time I do not go to bed before 12 or 1 am and than I am up at 5 am.  I want to try and get at least 7 to 8 hours sleep a night.

We will be very busy all week and I will be taking a break til next Monday. I wish you all a Very Happy Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOHO Bedroom

I have been decorating our bedroom in a BOHO theme. I have seen so many blogs this year and have fallen in love with the look. I have been making things and bought a new quilt for the room and will be sharing them with you as I get them done.

What is exactly BOHO ?   I have seen so many different ideas, but the main thing is color and usually earthy warm colors. Mine is one with orange, green, and blues. Also mix patterns up. In the past you would not want to mix the patterns up , but in BOHO  you go for it. Most people think of BOHO as Hippies, but I think of it as cozy and relax.

One thing I could not do was paint the walls or the furniture. Usually white is not in a BOHO room, but I will change the decor in the spring and I need the room and furniture to keep its current colors. I like changing the bedroom in the Spring and Fall. Now my Spring will be more white and the Fall will have the colors.

My Hubby is not crazy about it. He says it has too much color now and he is the one that thought the dining room and hallway was too white. I did compromise with him and you will see what I did to make him alittle happy.

Now for my first project, a lamp. I found this lamp at a yard sale and it was brand new in the box.

    I love fringe and had some of this in my stash and it works perfect for what I want.

    When I think of BOHO I think of fringe, so I glued the fringe around the lamp shade and this is it.

    More in the next post. If you would like to know more about BOHO decorating you can go here and learn more  Bohemian Decorating.


Monday, November 16, 2015

Weightloss Mondays

Here is my story. I have been overweight for most of my life. Lost and gain so many pounds. I was 135 pounds when I first got married and started gaining after I had my first child and just keep gaining. My highest weight was 360 lbs and than I lost 100 lbs and thought I was on my way to losing it all.

I am an emotional eater and when I lost that weight something in our lives changed and the stress got to me and I gained 80 of it back. Last year I lost about 20 lbs and than just stopped. I do have hypothryoidism and it is a battle to lose the fat.

Last week I weighed in at 322 lbs and today I lost 3 lbs since than. I am  not on any special diet. Just eating 3 meals, 2 snacks, and 8 glasses of water a day. I have tried every diet and gained it back because I stopped eating what I like. I have a wheat problem and cannot eat any artifical sugars. They all give me headaches. I plan on eating things I like in moderation and maybe I can make it this time.

I do plan on adding exercise in after Thanksgiving. I have several walking dvd and I like doing them. Where I live it is not safe to walk because we do not have sidewalks.

I did take a before picture, but not ready to show you all yet. Just too embarrassed.

Hubby is trying to adjust to his new medication and eating healthy. He did not lose any weight, but I told him he will soon, just takes time to adjust.

My goal is to lose about 3 lbs a week and the Doctor said at my weight that is possible and healthy. 

My problem is getting enough water in and that is my goal for this week. To make sure I get all my water. I have tried to add things to the water, but just don't like the fruits or veggies that some add their water.  I will check in next week.