Spend an amazing time with my family in Puerto Rico
So far in 2016, I’ve had so some up and downs… but all is part of the process and as such, I accept them. After looking back as to how amazing 2015 was, I’m looking forward to 2016 with excitement, hope and faith!
So far in 2016…
I was showered with love and support from my family
I experienced the kindness of a stranger during a sad situation
Completed Disney’s Half Marathon an accomplishment that I was really nervous about it
Visited Disney World for the first time and it was Magical!
Rejoined Weight Watchers: this time in determined to track and stick with it, even when I go over or when “I’ve been bad”.
Returned to work, it has been busy, but I wouldn’t change it…
As you can see, 2015 was amazing and 2016 is shaping up to be great too. How is your 2016 so far?
You look in the mirror and don’t recognize the reflection. Well, that happened to me recently. I really looked in the mirror and I couldn’t find me. I know I’m there, I’m just buried under the pounds I’ve gained. Gosh, how did I let myself get here? Bah, why am I asking, I know the answer!
By being lazy
By not caring
But that stops here and now!
I’m determined to find me, to rediscover me. I’m determined to recognize the reflection staring back at me.
This seems simple, but the truth is that it is hard. One misstep drives me to leave everything behind. Why!? I don’t know, but what I know is that I’m ready and determined to continue my journey and to change my lifestyle.
Things to Keep in Mind
This takes time and the change it is fo the rest of your life not just until I reach my goal
Your journey is your own; don’t compare yourself with others
Think before you eat
This will lead to making better choices and be in control
There will be times when you will want to quit… DON’T take a deep breath and start over.
The weight loss journey it is not easy, however, the journey to a new lifestyle is even harder. This last one is what I have to tackle instead of just focusing on “losing weight”. That will come as a RESULT of me changing my lifestyle.
I’m going to give me this week to settle into the new habits and next week I’ll restart posting weight loss progress to keep me accountable.
I’m nervous and excited at the same time, but like I said above, I’m going to take it one day at a time!
As you know the Gluten Free Expo was in Dallas last weekend. For me this is one of the most exciting expos because I get to meet new people and to learn so much about new products. This year’s sponsor was Massel and they were super attentive with all the bloggers and attendees. They gave us the cutest gift full with goodies and even a cup! Their product is amazing. I got to try the bullion, it make great chicken, beef or veggie stock!
Other vendor that I was excited to see and talk to was Freedom Foods. They came out with new flavors and even a delicious chocolate spread!
This year was the year of the Pizza! Yes, Pizza! Every corner I looked there was a new brand of pizza, from flat-breads to regular gluten free pizza crust, each one more delicious than the other! My favorite was Spitano’s. They have a great variety of pizzas, salad dressings and pasta sauces. If you find them on your grocery store, take it home, you won’t regret it.
I also got to meet, and try, the awesomeness of Abundant Love Gluten Free Cake Mixes. They made a mean coffee cake. I was moist, super tasty and unforgettable. So much so, that I bought a mix to make Rum Cake!
Some of the old time favorites were in tha’ house! For example Schar, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Enjoy Life Foods, and many others! Soon I’ll be posting reviews of the products I received and listing my favorites.
If you didn’t make it to the Expo this year, no worries, there is always next year.