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Weekly Ramblings

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Current Weight: 332.4 lbs
Total Weight Lost: -55.4 lbs

I would consider this a success ....a photo without the very obvious appearance of what has become my nemesis. The double chin. As I was looking thru my Ipod Touch this evening I ran across a bunch of photo's I have not shared on any Social Media or even on here yet. It's frightening to share photo's when you think you will be judged by your appearance. So knowing I have a double chin issue it's led me to online research on what I can do "naturally" about it. Since this Appalachia GURL will not be able to afford any type cosmetic solutions for it. I ran across several YouTube video's on the subject for facial yoga and specific exercises for the nemesis beast that I am starting to feel great shame about. SHAME maybe a bit strong.....let's go with self conscious about. Or a shout out to ...very freaking aware it's there.

We all have something that bothers us and drives us crazy! When I started this blog it's purpose was mainly for myself to express whatever it was I wanted to say. An extension of my therapy for myself. I also have things to say about some upcoming blogs that I may create here about beauty ideas and solutions. I just turned 50 and I do not even want to say that out loud. I have been doing micro needling for several years and if you are unsure what that is look it up on YouTube it's pretty interesting and recently a very good friend of mine has started doing it as well. We share our weekly progress photo's via texts and it's absolutely wonderful to have support from another person that's doing the exact same thing to try and look younger. I freely admit I am vain...I do not want to look my age at all and I will do many natural solutions to get results that don't cost a lot of $$$.

The biggest thing I have noticed being overweight is the literal amount of aches and pains I get on a daily basis all in different locations. Things you just live with because if you went to the Dr for them all you would never have a day where you were not in the office. I am not sure if it's all weight related, age related, or anxiety related it just plain happens. It's tiresome and hard, yet you go on and try to live your life as best as you can. I am not a writer, I just say what pops in my head at any given moment and this blog is exactly a reflection that I am NOT a professional writer.

Last year I started reading the Bible and found my faith, while I consider myself on an exploratory journey with that. I believe in God and I read and pray. But, at the same time I am also an individual with individual interests that direct me. I believe in natural healing if at all possible, I have a great interest in meditation and the benefits of different cultures and western medicine. If we could all be healthy by taking a pill...nobody would be sick.

Today I did the most minutes yet on my recumbent bike 14 minutes 1.5 miles and I was getting super tired. But my immediate goal is to stay consistent with 1 mile a day for several weeks and rotate different resistance settings on there. I currently use a resistance setting of 3-4 on mine and I struggle with those last minutes on 4. But this is my foundation that I will build everything else around in the future or over the winter. I am hoping to start lifting weights again over the winter and track all my progress for that as well. I completely miss going to the gym and I wish I could afford to go, but it's not in my budget at all right now. Survival is my immediate concern in my budget at the moment. Unless something drastic happens or changes I seriously have to figure out how to get in shape at home possibly for the next year. I know what I need to do, I just have to stay focused on doing it and staying motivated to do it.

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