After two weeks of planned food and actual exercise I am down a total of 11 pounds.  An awesome start and a massive motivator!

Right now my biggest obstacle is exercise.  I live in the middle of nowhere so I don’t have the option of walking around the neighborhood in the evening.  My only option is to walk around my property.  I used my Fitbit to measure that distance and discovered that each trip was almost a quarter of a mile.  Just like walking a track!  The biggest difference is that I live on a “mountain” so there is quite a bit of up and down in that little circle so it will actually be better for me.  When the weather is bad I can still use my treadmill but it won’t be as pretty.

Now all I need is to figure out what else I can do at home.  I live too far from town to pop into a gym.  I know that sounds like an excuse but with young kids and the distance, I need to do as much at I can at home.

I will figure out a solution.

I am determined.

I will prove I can do it.

I will be successful.



The rest of my life starts tomorrow

The rest of my life starts tomorrow.


That’s how I plan on looking at it.  I have been overweight the majority of my life.  It hasn’t bothered me or slowed me down until recently.  I’m tired of feeling like I’m missing out.  I’m tired of feeling left behind.  I’m tired of being tired.  I’ve tried eating better.  I’ve tried getting more exercise.  I’ve tried having a positive attitude, but it just hasn’t worked.


So this time I’ve decided to take a dramatic step.  I ordered from a popular weight loss program.  It took me months to bite the bullet and click the order button.  Why spend the money on something I could most likely do at home?  Something I could research on the internet?  Because I feel that by spending the money on a program, I will be more inclined to work at making a better body for myself.  I will be more inclined to get off my ass and get moving!!


Why am I telling all of you this?  Because I thought that maybe by sharing with my small audience I can accomplish two things.  One – I will have a few more people supporting me who will help hold me accountable and two – maybe I can inspire someone to get up and get moving.


I have a long way to go and I know that it won’t happen overnight, but this time I am determined to get it done.  Follow my journey here and follow my on Facebook at Life In Sarcasm.


I am planning on blogging here more this year and continuing with my little blurbs on life.  I hope you stick around and enjoy … and maybe you’ll feel inclined to share me with your friends.


Here’s to a wonderful 2016.