Country Living


It’s been a second but I’m back. Yet again.

It’s been a busy few months. I have finished moving and I started a new job. All during a world wide pandemic. My timing right?

I have fallen in love with living in the country. I never thought I would utter those words.

My home was built before the Civil War and part of it was burnt by General Sherman’s men while on the march to Savannah. I will do another post that goes into that story more in depth later.

I started a new career. Well, it’s an old career that I have come back to in April. The substance abuse field. I started 16 years ago and never realized how much I loved it and how much I missed it. More on that later …

I am so glad to be back and to be writing.

#diet success

Well, I started Monday with a diet and I have had some success.
I have been gaining weight for the past six months and I decided to do something about it.

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Right now, I am decreasing how much I eat and  changing to healthy food. Seems simple right. Well, it’s been a struggle. I’m out in the field a lot and I usually hit up a drive-thru. Changing bad eating habits is incredibly difficult. Here’s what I have been doing:

1.I am forcing myself to eat breakfast every morning.  I usually just have a cup of coffee for breakfast. I eat either fruit or yogurt.

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2. I snack throughout the day. No more Cheetos or chocolate. I have walnuts and raisins, more fruit, veggies

3. I eat a little lunch. It consists of a sandwich and veggies.

4. I eat a smaller dinner.

5. When I eat a salad, I don’t have salad dressing.

6. I don’t drink any soda. I only drink coffee (black), water, or wine. Come on, you thought I was going to stop drinking wine???

I am very glad to say that as of today, I have lost 4 pounds. I’m hoping to continue on with the weight loss and to return to the gym next week.