Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project 2.0 Week #25


Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

This was a slow week for me since I was sick.  I felt worn out and slept a lot.  It is weird how being sick brings you to a similar space.  It feels almost like a time warp. By time warp, I mean that it almost rewinds me back to the last time I was sick which was in November.  I have made a lot of progress since then.   I am glad that I took the time to slow down, rest, recover, and reflect.

I am thankful for the fact that I work for myself and had the flexibility to rest.  I had to take a break from working out and that is okay.  Being sick forces me to take care of myself and I think that it was necessary.

I made some major changes in the last two days.  On Saturday I was excited about my last grocery trip which consisted of frozen pizza, pasta, ube bread, peanut butter, guava jelly, “antioxidant” coffee, hazelnut coffee creamer, chocolate, and red lobster biscuits.  I decided that I would “clean up my act” in July.

On Friday night I had moment of truth…  There is a possibility that my cat Alleyjandra may be diabetic so we ordered the tests to find out.  My heart sunk when I got this news.  Then my best friend asked me “what about you?”  I thought that I had talked about this before, but I guess I kept it hidden like a deep, dark, secret.  I told them about how when I was 10 I was borderline diabetic and was in this pilot program for children of Diabetics.  I had to get weekly bloodtests.  Then I started swimming / became anorexic and there were less questions about my weight.  So on Friday night I went through every cabinet and threw out the breads, spreads, pasta, chocolate, and yes, coffee.  I need to clean up my act yesterday.  I am not going to treat it like a radical life change.  Just a shift in the right direction.  Simply taking out the things that are keeping me from functioning at my optimum.

Here are this week’s posts:

It was a light week blog wise, but I am glad that I wrote a little.  I honestly did not feel like doing anything and I mainly just laid in bed watching the tv series Fargo which is really good.  The people remind me of folks in Maine.


“Take chances, make mistakes.  That’s how you grow.  Pain nourishes your courage.  You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”

  • Re-organize your life.
  • Be brave.
  • Get creative.
  • Practice public speaking.
  • Paint something.
  • Do something you have never done before.
  • Go on an adventure.

I did not do very much this week, but I did a lot of thinking. Hopefully I will accomplish more this next week.

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Here is my weekly be-YOU-tiful pic ❤

You can probably tell that I am tired in the pic, but that’s life.  I have been without transportation for an entire month now, but that will thankfully change this week!  How was your week and what are you looking forward to this upcoming week?  Please comment below to share!

❤ Alana

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