Monthly Archives: June 2014


So, I was planning to go to the Paul McCartney concert in New Orleans next week, and was very much looking forward to it.  Alas, Sir Paul is not feeling up to it, so the concert has been postponed until October.  I’m bumming big time.  Not that I won’t still have a great time in the Big Easy, and I certainly won’t mind planning another trip down to NOLA in the fall, but I was just ready for it, you know?  I guess when October gets here I’ll be happy that it got rescheduled.  No need to pout, cause it sure as hell won’t change anything.

I’m sitting here at work avoiding all the things I need to be doing, something I’m really good at these days.  Everything always gets done…says the queen of procrastination.  I have a magnet in my office that says, “Top 10 reasons I procrastinate:  1.   ”  Sums me up completely!!  Of course, that’s only one of my bad habits.  But I suppose we all have our faults.  Some days I feel that I have more than my share!!

I’m still sticking pretty much to the Whole30 eating concept.  I have had a few glasses of wine over the past couple of weeks, and a Coke Zero here and there, but overall I’d say I’m about 90% compliant.  Last night I spent about an hour in my closet trying on old clothes that I haven’t been able to wear in, well, let’s just say quite some time.  I was pleasantly surprised that a lot of them now fit!!  And the pants I’m wearing today are in serious danger of falling off!!  So there’s some great incentive to keep up what I’ve been doing.  Always exciting to have a “new” old wardrobe!!  Tonight I’ll be going out to dinner with the sibs, so I’ll have to be careful not to fall too far off the wagon.  I’m thinking grilled shrimp and some veggies should work okay.

So, here’s to sticking with the plan and seeing results!!  Glad I’ve been able to hang in there!!




It’s June!!! Now What???


So, I finished my Whole30 last Friday!!  Feel so good about sticking it out til the end!  I’ll admit that Saturday I drank WAAAY too much wine, but I enjoyed every drop of it.  Now I’m back on the straight and narrow, though, because I damn sure don’t want to undo everything I did last month.  

First thing Saturday morning, I popped the top on an ice cold can of Coke Zero.  I was expecting Nirvana.  Don’t get me wrong, it was good, but I have discovered that there is indeed a life without Coke Zero.  I never, ever thought I’d hear myself say such a thing, but there you have it.  I’m drinking plain old water and fizzy water almost exclusively now.  A glass of  unsweetened iced tea now and then, but for the most part, it’s good ol’ H2O.  Also something I’d never have dreamed of, ’cause I ain’t the biggest fan of water.  But now that I’m used to it, I’m okay with it.  And I know it’s SOOOO much better for me.  Not saying that I’ve totally given up my dear friend Coke Zero, but now it’ll probably be like a couple a week, if that.  Good to know that habits can be broken, even when you’re old as dirt!!!

Now, wine will be a different story.  No more glass with dinner every single night, but if I want one, I’m having one.  Still haven’t had a beer, but I did have a margarita last night.  Along with the requisite brain freeze!!!  I’m thinking that I’ll save the margaritas for a rare treat, that way they’ll be all the more special when I do indulge.

So, onward into the Paleo world I go!!