Saturday, July 17, 2010


Originally posted 6/10/2010

This last week was very trying. I didn't feel great, and have had a lot going on. Well, to put it simply, life happened. Kaitlyn was taken to the ER with a bad reaction to a bug bite. After some strong antibiotics, the swelling is going down. She now has an "egg" on her head as opposed to what looked like a tumor growing on her forehead. But, she's better. Thank God!Tonight was the first night I hit the track in almost two weeks. I've tried to get my workouts in here and there, but lacked serious motivation. I only half-heartedly did them. I think part of my frustration was the up and down I kept seeing on the scale. At one point, I had added five pounds. I was shocked!! I knew that I had made some poor choices lately, but they weren't THAT bad. Thankfully, it was all fluid retention. I upped the amount of water I was drinking, and POOF! It was all gone. Water is my friend. I have to remind myself of that, because it's not my favorite beverage.To date, I've lost 20 pounds. I'm excited to see the numbers continue to drop. I am proud of every single blister, pulled muscle, and pain I've endured. I am determined to continue my journey to a better, healthier me.