So when last I wrote, I’d had a bout of the stomach flu or some sort of stomach virus and decided to take it as a chance to get a reboot.
It’s been about a month now and I’ve done pretty good. Not a single Frosted Flake has touched my lips. Not a one. I swear!! I do have to be honest though, while I managed to make it two weeks without a cup of coffee, I decided that I really do WANT that little cup of joy in the morning while I read Facebook and emails. Plus Alannah has all these gorgeous and inspiring Rae Dunn coffee mugs that hate just sitting around collecting dust.
So (hold your breath), I’ve become a coffee purest. I know, right? I’m actually (cough, cough) enjoying black coffee. Once you get past the first couple of cups it actually is very flavorful and even more so when you indulge in better beans.
That all being said, the real truth is in how I feel and how I look, right? I don’t know how much I weigh and honestly for me it’s always been about how my clothes fit me and not what the number on the scale is. But I am excited to say that as of last night… I’ve dropped enough to fit back into my size 2 Lucky’s. I didn’t even have to suck it in. They slid right on. I’m going to give all my vintage Levi’s a try next. So that of course makes me feel better all the way around.
To be honest, I didn’t make huge drastic changes (if you don’t count giving up my beloved Frosted Flakes addiction) and I didn’t really change my workout but it was enough that I could feel and see a difference. I did however become more conscious of what I put into my mouth though. I’ve eaten more creative salads and a lot less bread.
When I entered menopause about 4 years ago I quickly learned that for me I could cut out the hot flashes simply by eliminating sugar after dinner… and yes that meant that if I wanted a glass of wine or two, I would have to pay the price for it. I don’t know if that works for all women and I never had to go on hormones but for me sugar at night caused major hot flashes, while no sugar at night blessed me with none. So even back then I was conscious about the power of sugar. So I’m curious about my fellow meno friends, if you’ve entered menopause what has helped you?
So the beat goes on… and the coffee drips again.
Love to y’all!
ETA: I did try on my old vintage Levi 501s last night… and they still didn’t fit. Which might be a very good thing, I think I was probably too thin back then. I think we sometimes have a very warped vision of ourselves. I feel healthy and strong and I guess at the end of the day, I should be grateful for that.