35lbs. lighter for Birthday #35 …

Welp, I am a year older — as far as a year wiser … that’s up for debate. I definitely don’t feel 35. But, then again — how is 35 suppose to feel, right? It didn’t help that I woke up on my birthday with a kinked neck and sore muscles. But, luckily, those sore muscles were from my 20 miler. The kinked neck? Probably because I am old.

I had a really good birthday weekend — and was overwhelmed with the birthday wishes. I’ve got so many awesome friends and feel extremely blessed and lucky to have you all in my life. I took the day off from work to spend time with family, especially since I share a birthday with my sister. We try to make a weekend of it when we can.

We started the weekend up in the Uintas at my cousin’s cabin four-wheeling, playing games and watching the Olympics. Just a fun relaxed weekend with family. And, then yesterday for our birthday, my sister and I took the nieces and nephews to Cherry Hill. And, that was definitely a blast.

I haven’t been to Cherry Hill in YEARS — probably close to 20 years? We used to go all the time as a kid. It’s basically an RV/camping ground that has some waterslides, pools and mini golf among a few other things. It was a shot of nostalgia for all of us, especially seeing the kids enjoy it as much as we did.

I will have to admit though, we probably had more fun than the kids at certain points. My sisters and I ditched the kids for a half hour or so and went down some of the waterslides ourselves. Oh, my heavens. I’ve never had so much fun in my life. We were those three crazy adults just BUSTING up laughing the whole way through the ride.

I felt 15 again. But, probably younger.

I will say this — I’ve also never felt so self-conscious getting out of an intertube than at Cherry Hill. I felt so awkward — but, I didn’t care. We were laughing so hard it didn’t matter. It was just so much fun.

We then ended the day with some Costa Vida and homemade tres leches. Which was a nice treat considering it had been over three months since I had nachos and dessert. But, it’s back to the gym and diet regime today — which I’ll blog about a bit later this week.

Anyways — I love birthdays. I don’t care how old I am. My mother always made it a point to make us feel special on our special day and even at 35 I love treating it like a holiday. And, I love being able to share the day with my sister. I think it makes it more so a holiday for the both of us.

But, here’s to 35! The best is yet to come, right?



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Well, the final weigh-in is official. I won’t lie, I was a little disappointed in my final round of Whole30. But, I really shouldn’t be surprised considering it was a matter of time I hit a plateau the closer I got to my goal. 

It’s been three months of a pretty strict diet and with only losing about 4lbs. the last month my body is telling me it’s time to go onto something new. Honestly, I probably should have moved onto something else last month. But, I wanted to see what I could do with one more round under my (shrinking) belt. 

Not that it’s an excuse, but I’ve learned my body reacts better to diet changes about every 6-8 weeks. When I lost most of my weight a few years ago that’s how often I would change my diet regime.

I don’t how much I am going to change my diet this go around. Because I really love the Whole30 diet plan. It’s designed to be very restricted, which works for some people over a long period of time. That’s not me.

But, I love some of the principles that I want to keep going forward. The biggest being eating clean, pure food. Basically, keep the added sugars out of the diet. And, then of course dairy (it helps being lactose intolerant). I am not sure about beans or bread. I want to add some bread back into my diet, but gluten-free bread only. I think my thyroid responded well to the Whole30 diet because of the elimination of the gluten.

And, I do want to add some of my Isagenix shakes to my diet. That helped me a lot a few years ago get to my best running weight. Plus, I love how they make me feel. 

Anyways — I’ve got a lot to plan out. I will share the plan later this week. But, the one thing I plan on doing is only weighing in once a month. That’s one thing I loved about the Whole30 plan. I like going off how I am feeling and not the number on the scale. But, that’s a post for another day.

But, losing 35lbs. over three months has been a godsend for me. That’s still 11.5lbs. a month. And, for all the thyroid problems I’ve had the past couple of years — all I can say is — Whole30 works!

Stay tuned later for more.


At least one of us is excited to watch the Men’s 100m race! #rio2016 #unclejoshertime #catshirts4bothofus

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A great escape, with a great view. #cabinlife #uintas

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My niece and nephew sure know their way into their uncle’s heart. #catscards4josher

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Birthday Nachos. The best part of getting old (beside the discounts). #happybirthdaytome

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