Coffee Talk 10.14.18

Good morning! It’s funny, sometimes I hop on here on a Sunday morning with so much to tell you, and other weeks I can’t think of a thing you might want to know.

I mean, it’s not like nothing has happened this week, but overall nothing seems particularly noteworthy. Maybe it’s just because I’m not feeling very well this morning, and I just want to pour another cup of coffee and hunker down on the couch and binge watch House Hunters.

This week, our weather went from summer to winter with one day of fall in between! It’s been kind of odd, but I’ll take it. I’m so ready for sweater weather, although a few more days of open windows and mild temperatures would have been nice.

I woke up this morning with an allergy hangover from being in a house with cats last night, and that paired with this sudden cold weather makes me feel more like I’m sick than a temporary allergy situation. I can only hope the one doesn’t lead to the other, as that can happen.

I’m supposed to run four miles this morning, and I didn’t get out yesterday due to the rain, so I’m hoping I can get myself together and get out there before I have to get ready for church. I know if I do that, I’ll feel so much better.

The biggest event of our week was my daughter’s 13th birthday. She didn’t want a party, which took me by surprise, but so be it. We had a small celebration here at home on Wednesday night with her favorite dinner and ice cream cake and presents.

We tucked her “big gift” — Sixers tickets — into a box with Pantene shampoo and conditioner. She was every bit as excited as we were hoping she would be.

You can see a glimpse of my new family room ottoman in that picture. It’s quite large and sort of overwhelms the couch. I was hoping it was going to pull the space together, but as it turns out, I think we’re going to need to work a bit to get it all to look cohesive, but we’ll get there. I trust my designer. She’s coming out this week with some accessories and things to tie everything together, and I’m excited to see what she has up her sleeve.

In other news, I was feeling like the benefits of the FASTer Way To Fat Loss program were beginning to kick in, but then I had a minor setback this weekend with hormones and other lovely female issues. I’m hoping to feel back on track soon. At any rate, I’ve completed week 4, and I’m told that you can start to see results around week 4, but it really does take the full 6 weeks for the program to start working for you the way it is designed to. I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of it, so I’m excited to see how I feel in another week or two.

I’m trying to decide if I want to sign up for another round, or if I just want to try to keep going on my own. I feel like I probably need another round since it took me so long to get acclimated to it, and I’m still not really eating the foods they want me to be eating to make the most of it. You get a discount when you sign up for a second round, so at least there’s that!

If you’re interested in trying it, my coach is starting her next round on October 29th, and she is awesome. Laura found success with the program, so she became a coach because she’s passionate about helping women discover a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable. She’s really helped me along when I was feeling frustrated, and she’s great about keeping us motivated in the Facebook group.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am not being sponsored in any way by FASTer Way to Fat Loss, and I paid for my own program, but I do earn a referral commission if you sign up through my link.

So anyway, that’s about it for me! I’m already getting a late start for my run, so I better cut this off and get ready. Enjoy this gorgeous Sunday!