Another May

Hello! I hope whoever is reading this is having a great day! Since I lost my mommy, May has always been an extremely difficult month for me. First, there’s her birthday, quickly followed by Mother’s Day. It’s funny because when she was alive, Mother’s Day was my favorite holiday. Yes, more than Christmas. Last year, I believe I spent both days either drinking or in bed asleep… perhaps both. This year, I’m happy to say that I’ve survived her birthday without doing anything destructive or regrettable. As for Mother’s Day… that’s to be determined.

This month, I’ve once again decided to embark on another weight-loss journey. Unlike in the past, I’ve actually been sticking with it. Instead of completely starving or restricting myself, I’ve been losing weight in a very healthy way. I’ve basically been eating the recommended calories for my weight, height & activity level, and focusing somewhat on macros. But not really. My nutritionist (who I haven’t seen since last year, but somehow I just got the motivation to listen) advised me to focus solely on counting calories instead of focusing on a specific diet (low carb, keto, etc) and I guess that’s been working for me. In the past, I’ve tried taking all carbs out my diet and didn’t get very far. I still aim for a macro range of 25% Carbs/ 50% Protein/ 25% Fat in MyFitnessPal (although that wasn’t their recommendation), but I care more about the quantity & quality of calories than anything else right now. I’ll worry about the rest of it once I hit a plateau.

I don’t know, I’ve just been in a more positive headspace lately. Hence this blog. I’ve even felt motivated to start creating something again. I haven’t actually been able to do it, but the thought occurs frequently. LOL. Either way, I’m going to try to update again soon. Please enjoy the rest of your week! :)

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