Flights of Fancy Mom

I'm a mom with dreams.  I want to live my life with no boundaries.  One day at a time.

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Weight Loss Update – Month 3

I haven’t updated in quite awhile!  As I’ve written about before, I reached my highest weight. My feelings were:

  • Not happy with myself
  • Didn’t like the way I looked
  • I’d hide myself behind people in pictures
  • My health was suffering
  • I was becoming depressed

I started taking Phentermine 15mg on October 23rd. My most recent weigh in on New Years Day I was down 20.2 lbs!  I was thrilled!  I made it down to my second loss of 10 lbs. On the scale, I went down into my next set of 10’s. In several more pounds, I’ll be down to where I was when I gave birth to my daughter.  After that, I still have 40 lbs to go. That will get me to just under the weight I was at when I got pregnant. I will have lost 60 lbs at that point.  That is my goal amount to lose. But, what I’d actually like to do is lose another 20 – 25 lbs beyond that.  Putting me at 80 – 85 lbs lost. I won’t be where I was in high school or college. I don’t think I’ll ever see that number again!  I was 115 lbs! But, it will put me where I was when I was on Weight Watchers and lost 40 lbs. I’m hoping to keep my metabolism going and maintain the weight.

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Beginning a Healthier Lifestyle with a Little Assistance

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Last week I had my annual physical with my Dr.  The main discussion we had was my hypothyroidism. It seems that my pill is a little higher dose than I should have and it’s currently suppressed.  We talked and decided to keep the same dosage. Mainly because I’m afraid that I will gain more weight than I have already.  As it is, I’m at the highest I’ve ever been. My cholesterol is high as well. My cholesterol can be weight managed. The problem? I’m not able to manage my weight! This is a very helpless feeling and I’ve made it clear to my Dr that I am not happy with where I am.

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40 Random Facts About Me

I wanted to take this time and let you get to know a little about me.  I’m a bit contradictory and my friends tend to get a kick out of it. So, let’s see if we can clear a few things up!

  • I graduated high school in 1991 (SHHHHH)
  • I graduated college with an Associates Degree in 1994
  • I was married in 1997
  • Had my daughter in 2000
  • My Christmas Gift in 2000 was seeing my ankle bones again 🙂
  • I was divorced in 2005
  • I graduated college with my Bachelors Degree in 2009
  • I’ve lived in 11 different homes.
  • I just moved to a different state with my 11th home.
  • I’ve lived in DE 43 years
  • My favorite food is Italian and Mexican. (Sorry America!)
  • I have 2 nephews, a niece and a great niece
  • I want to be a full time RVer when my daughter graduates either high school or college
  • I am a homebody
  • I love to dance
  • I love listening to music
  • I love hanging with my friends and family
  • I can hold a grudge
  • Only I am allowed to call my sisters and brother names
  • I am a half sister to 2 sisters and 1 brother.
  • I am their mediator
  • I just published my first book
  • I am writing my second book
  • I am launching my freelance business
  • In being a full time RVer, I want to work from the road while traveling
  • My father (who died in 1998) loved to travel. Apparently wanderlust is genetic as I’ve had the itch to pull up my roots and become a nomad. Traveling the US and other countries
  • I’ve been tempted to sell my daughter on eBay.  (Come on. What parent hasn’t since eBay came into existence???)
  • I have very few friends because I prefer quality over quantity
  • I don’t like watching sports, but will for the right guy. Otherwise, I’ll go get a mani/pedi
  • I’ve had TWO jobs in my life that I’ve actually liked. Yes, I hated the others
  • I’ve owned seven cars
  • I’ve only liked one of my seven cars
  • I’m VERY picky
  • It takes me FOREVER to eat a meal. A friend once counted 57 times that I chewed one bite
  • I believe in reincarnation
  • I believe in precognition
  • I am a talker
  • I am loyal
  • I can keep a secret. It will die with me
  • I am afraid for our country right now with the choice of candidates

So, there is 40 things about me.  What do we have in common?

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JORD Wood Watch Review and Giveaway

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In recent years, I have developed a love for watches.  Big ones, small ones. Pretty ones and functional ones. I came across Jord watches and FELL IN LOVE!   They have so many unique designs that people will do a double take to look at the design.

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Is it Depression or Just A Funk?

Recently I read an article about this woman in Sweden who posted before and after pictures of her bedroom.  She is battling depression and what many don’t know, I didn’t know, is that one of the symptoms of battling depression is the lack of motivation to clean.  Reading this took me back to a conversation I had with my sister Charlene about four years ago.

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Our Weekend in New York City

This past summer, my daughter and I went to NYC. One of my bucket list items was to stay in Times Square. I wanted to see the life and vibrancy of the city and how late that lasted. We drove in to the Trenton Train Station and managed to get an earlier train, woohoo!  It took about 1 1/2 hours to get to the city.

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Taking a Page From our Millennial Generation. Don’t Settle.

I have to admit something to you all.  I am TOTALLY jealous of the Millennial generation. Not only because I’d love to relive my youth… (Oh come on, you all know you want to relive your youth. You can’t lie to me! :)) And certainly not because when they do stupid things, it’s all online forever. I am extremely glad that the stupid things I did will never see the light of day again.

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RV Budgeting That Won’t Break the Bank. What Can the RV life Cost?

You all may remember a post I did on Six of my Favorite Campers. I went in and really researched what is out there that I could use if it were just me traveling. Now, keep in mind, I do hope to live in one while working from the road.  That is my goal once my daughter graduates high school and college, then moves on with her life. Although, you know mother and daughter relationships. She tells me now, “Don’t let me stop you. Go. Have fun.” Gee.  Thanks kiddo. 😛

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Ways to Save Money for a Major Purchase

My daughter turns 16 in three months.  She will have her learners permit at that time.  OMG.  I am way too young to have a daughter who is about to start driving people!  I mean come on now! How and when did this happen???

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My Dream is Becoming a Reality!

Last night, the next step in my journey to follow my dreams happened!  My new business website went live!  Why am I sharing it here with you?  Well, I’m excited about it and want to share it with everyone. I want to shout it from the rooftops with the hopes it takes flight :). This is my first step in taking the reigns and leading my life in the direction I want to go in. I want to be responsible for my own destiny. Not just a number to an offsite payroll department.

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