It took some time but I’m back on the right track. I had my physical on 9/26/14 as I shared in the previous post. I made it through 3 rough weeks with a flare up of my fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. The season changing over and the rain were not kind to me. I spent a lot of time sleeping. And I do mean a lot of time sleeping. Think 15 hours’ worth one Saturday to Sunday.  I finally replaced the battery in my home scale so I could keep up with my weight there.

I made a few slight changes starting Sunday night and from when I weighed myself last week to today I’m down 2.8. I’m down an additional pound since my physical so that’s a total of 3.8. Since I haven’t really been trying I’ll take that weight loss! The Lord has called me to make this much more a spiritual journey than the last time and I’ll share more of that much later on but it will definitely effect how I’ll be eating.

Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna


Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer

I will be sticking to 30-40 carbs a day. This week my focus will be on portions, meal prep and working out. I cooked some bacon last night for a salad and for this morning’s breakfast. I had already prepared some hard boiled eggs on Sunday for the week. I made a spinach lasagna (recipe can be found on the recipe blog) on Sunday night and I’m eating that for dinner the next few nights. I did purchase a few treats at Trader Joe’s because it’s the Fall and I love the taste of Fall. But I’m going to have to be very conscious of my choices when “treating” myself. I was excited when I found this option at Target a few weeks back. 2 carbs per serving = 1 tbsp!! Confession: I do not measure out 1 tbsp … but I’ll start. Tonight … I will work out! I’ll go back and start week 1 of the VitalSigns DVDs and fully commit to the next 8 weeks come rain or shine or fibromyalgia. I can do this. I need to do this. I want to do this.

It’s now or never!



Love you all!

– Melody