Good evening!

Well, after work today, I discovered that I had a couple hours to myself at the house, which I LOVE!!! You see, being at home at the house, at least for a little while gives me the opportunity to be a super neat-freak without ridicule!! MWA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAA!!!

After getting the laundry started, I realized that my sugar free decaffeinated swiss mocha drink was out, AND THAT IS SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE!! That has been such a delicious part of my work morning ritual that I decided to take a moment and brew another bottle of that! Done!

Then, since I was in the kitchen “cooking” AKA mixing 2 ingredients in a bowl for serving later, I decided to prep some individual bowls of sugar free pudding, which has been our go to treat when we are seriously craving something sinfully delicious! Got 4 of those squirreled away into the fridge.

Since, I was already on a roll, I decided to make some high-fiber, super low fat blueberry muffins so we could have something different for breakfast tomorrow morning! Got that done too, and may I say that unsweetened applesauce is so AMAZING that it can sub for oil!! THANK YOU apple sauce makers!!! ;-)

So, that is a glimpse into what my evening is looking like! Cooking, cleaning, rocking around the house, and eventually I am going to have to get my heinie in gear and get up to my art studio and do my Brave Girls Soul Restoration II homework!! Tonight is making  vision board! SCORE!!! Totally up my alley!! So, that is totally do-able!!

Oh, let me give you a quick update on our Bariatric surgery plans! Yesterday was my one-week mark, and so I went in and weighed – scary! But I found out I really had nothing to be afraid of – I have lost 5.3 pounds my first week on my pre-pre-bariatric diet!!! WHOO! HOO!! That little surprise left me on a high for the rest of the day!!!

BTW, my pre-pre bariatric diet is basically eating super clean, tons of veggies, lean protein, limited fruit, dairy, and avoiding sugars, sodium, bad fats, and avoiding drinking my calories. If you would have asked me before I started how hard I thought this was going to be, I have to be honest, I would have said it is going to be REALLY HARD! but, thankfully, with my sweetie’s help, we have found a bunch of new recipes that have been very flavorful and it really has been super easy to make it through the week! Thank you, Sweetie – I find that I am saying that a lot to you lately, but it is so awesome to have someone supportive to go through this journey together with!! :-)

Alright, that is enough for one night! I will see you tomorrow! ;-)

Here is to a FABULOUS evening!! ;-)

 If you want to have a different life, you have to live differently!

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