anxiety, Getting out of Debt, goals, mental health, personal development, self-esteem, weight loss

131 update – week 1

131

I didn’t get the results I was hoping for during my first week on 131, but to lose almost 2 lbs even with all the unplanned eating out, that’s a testament to the plan! Just please disregard the first thing in the morning feet. I need a pedicure lol.

I had my usual trivia went out with my coworkers for dinner and a movie on the Tuesday and worked really long hours all week so I didn’t eat as well as I’d like for dinners.

That’s ok. I just need to plan better this week, and I did. I have my pork tenderloin ready to go for 3 lunches and thawed some sausages out so I have them ready when needed. Going to go into the week better prepared!

Other than trivia tomorrow and having a fajita night with some friends on Wednesday, I should be okay to stick to plan this week. And as Chalene says, you shouldn’t aim to be perfect all the time. This 131 program is not one size fits all and you just have to do what works for you and do better the next day if you slip up.

I am happy to be headed in the right direction at least. And I have set up a budget too that so far I’ve been sticking to.

Finances Update

Of course life is what happens when you’re making plans, so it turns out I will need to buy new snow tires come winter. Not impressed with the second-hand car. Never doing it again! As soon as my credit card is paid off I might look into a trade in.

I also decided to sign up for the WordPress event happening here later this summer. I am really enjoying the blogging and want to continue. Hoping that you guys seeing my progress can help you in some ways too.

Anxiety – Fear of Abandonment

I had some anxiety when it came to my friends this week. I just can’t shake these fears of abandonment. This is a new goal. I really need to find ways to not fear being alone in future. Right now I am ok, and that’s what matters and what I can control. I feel sometimes like Chandler from Friends, and that every fight or argument equals a breakup lol. And it’s not healthy.

Call to Action – Upcoming

Alright. Well I would really love it if you guys followed me on social media, you can check out the links below and would love to hear your comments on the blog, anything else you’d like to see from me. Sunday’s will always be an update, but the other post or two during the week are for other related topics, so let me know if there’s something you want to see in the comments!

Oh, and I should be getting my fabfitfun box any day now. I will do an unboxing so you can join in the fun!

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Why I love Subscription Boxes

Hey all, so before we get into the topic at hand, subscription boxes! I wanted to give you another 131 program update.

Can you believe how fast February flew by? I certainly can’t. It was a really eventful month for me. Lots of parties, lots of work, lots of changes. I have been loving the new 131 program i’m doing, and learning so much. This past week, I learned that not all sweeteners are created equal. And because of that, I ended up messing with my progress. Also found some hidden carbs in the sausages I was eating! It is challenging, but also very rewarding. And I am excited to have another week of great results.

One thing the program really emphasizes is that it is not a diet. They do not want you to fail. Nobody can be perfect all the time, and you need to be prepared for that. What that means, is that if you slip up, get back on track right away. Don’t wait till after my vacation, or next Monday, or whatever it might be. Just keep going.

And that has really resonated with me. Also, this being a ketogenic diet at its base, it does help seeing the difference between being in ketosis and not. And what it takes to get and stay in it. It motivates me to stick to it more than I ever thought it would. And I am on track to lose almost 20 lbs in my first month. I’ll take that any day!

March means my birthday is coming. And i’ll be 34 this year. Scary to get older. I struggle a lot with that feeling that I am not where I wished I was at this age. I think that’s pretty common, but sometimes it’s hard to deal with. And this weekend I really struggled. Being the only single person in my family, being one of the few in my friends, it’s hard. But it doesn’t do to dwell on the bad either. I have a lot to be grateful for, and I have to just take better care of myself so I can get to where I want to be.

Subscription Boxes

A new month also means my subscription boxes coming in! I love them. As a gift to myself last year I signed up for fabfitfun, and singlesswag. I wouldn’t have signed up for both, but I liked the idea of getting a box every month with singlesswag. Fabfitfun is only every season. It’s kinda nice trying out all the new products. Singlesswag is a bit pricier since I get it every month, but fabfitfun I find pretty affordable given it’s every 3 months, and look at what you get! I am deliberately not looking at the photo because I kinda like the surprise lol. I will never recommend anything that I haven’t used/tried myself. You can use promo code Welcome10 too if you want to try it out.

What I also like is that you can customize it. Several of the items, you get to pick between two different products, whatever you prefer. Sometimes 2 totally different products, or for example, the choice of color for clothing or an accessory. And you have the option to add some things on, lots of offers on the site for extras if you want to. I ended up signing up for a year myself because it was cheaper. That was my Christmas present to me.

Singlesswag is also really fun, you get a bunch of little things, some beauty-related, some otherwise, and each box comes with a snack. Sometimes you have to treat yourself! And I love the surprise in the mail. It gives me something to look forward to. Here is what I got last month from them:

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I ended up having my last therapy session this week. A lot that I had been dealing with has resolved itself. My therapist was happy to see my progress. Sometimes you just need a few sessions to get back on track and talk things out. I just really need to take better care of myself really. I have to make sure this time I do it, that I pay down my debt, and lose this weight. Meal planning really really helps with both, and I just need to continue doing that and making other smart choices. Shopping for sales, and no unnecessary spending! I know that I can do it, I just have to remind myself where I want to be at the end of the year.

By the way, I am very open to suggestions. I want to keep this blog going and help people who also struggle with the same issues. I am by no means an expert, but I have made a lot of progress in the last 2 years and am genuinely a different and better person for all the struggles I went through and if I can help or answer any of your questions, I would love that, so ask away, and please comment away! Would love to get your feedback.