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Day 414/To blog or not to blog

Thursday, February 18, 2016

emoticon Someone mentioned how honest and open my blogs are and that I should consider doing a weight loss blog. Not just here on SP, but like out there in the internet. DH is all for it, can't wait to make me a website and wants me to also do a youtube channel with it. I mentioned it to the girls and they are ecstatic, they want me to have a 'kids corner' for them to encourage people too. I'm kinda like, "There's monsters out there!" You know what I mean. People who are mean on purpose. Trolls. I think I can handle it, but what if I can't? I'd start over with 'Day 1' for the new blog. I'd post everything here too, as usual. I don't know. I'm kinda excited about it, but still wary. If it takes off, I could make money off of it, if I do ads. If it doesn't take off, would my feeling get hurt? Would I be upset? I don't know. I blog for me, not for other people, so I don't think I'd get upset, I think I'd be relieved, lol. DH is setting up the domain and main page and looking at how to do Google Ads.

emoticon I'm up at 0400. I woke up, wide awake and figured it wasn't worth it to lay down just to sleep until 0445. Yes, that is what time I'm getting up now. I'm working out longer so I need the extra time so that I can wake up and drink a cup of coffee first. Takes me a while to wake up enough to work out. I'm not just snap, awake, like I used to be able to do. With doing the Jillian Michael's workout I can only have 1 cup of coffee before I work out. Any more than that I concerns about throwing up. Can't have a bunch of coffee sloshing around my belly while doing that intense of a workout.

emoticon Oldest DD wants me to wake her up to do the shred video with me, and then she gets a little mat and does step aerobics with me. She had me wake her up yesterday, and while it is really sweet, she was really in my way. It's a small space I have to work out in. But she's so enthusiastic, I don't want to burst her bubble. I appreciate that she wants to encourage me and help me on this journey. So when I go to work out, I'll gently try to wake her up. If she does, that's fine, if she doesn't, that is fine too. She's so sweet!

emoticon NSV! My pants slide right off, I don't have to unbutton them! I feel a little stronger, and I have a little more endurance. I don't get so tired in the middle of the day, I don't feel like I have to have a 'quiet time' in order to make it through the day. I can make it through the whole Beginners Shred DVD, it does wear me out, but I can do it! According to the scale, I've actually gained weight. But my NSV points towards it being muscle, not fat.

emoticon The whole money crisis is almost over! The bank is refunding our money (especially since more than half of the charges were after we called the bank and had them stop payments and reported fraud on this) and then the bank will go after the company to refund them the money. They charged us a the $200 a grand total of 11 times. Our account went into the negative. I'm so relieved the bank is handling it. If you are a military member or were in the military, go with USAA, they are so great!

emoticon After working out for so long yesterday (total 85 minutes) and eating really well, my glucose level dropped to almost 70. What the chicken? I was feeling lightheaded, so I checked it and it was that low! So we had to go and get me something to eat, get some sugar/carbs into my system. I think I'm going to have to be careful with working out so much that I eat enough carbs to restore some balance in my system. I am going to call today and get that appointment with my diabetic counselor. I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm just winging it. And with diabetes, that is not good.

emoticon Another NSV is that my acne is almost totally gone. I know I owe that to Juice Plus+. I stopped taking it for a while, just forgot about it because I didn't have it out where I could easily see it/get to it. And my acne came back full force. I was appalled. I like having very little acne. I've tried rinses and creams and antibiotics, nothing works as well as Juice Plus+ Vineyard Blend. I'm not advertising here, I get no points or whatever if you buy it, I don't sell it. Just being real and telling you what works for me. I'm using Bio Oil for the redness, it had started going away last time I was using it. I am, however, going to speak to my doctor about the redness when I go in to talk about my feet going numb. I may need to go to a dermatologist. I'm cool with that because I have skin tags I want taken off too. Did you know that skin tags are one of the side effects of diabetes? Bummer huh?

Okay, time to go get my workout on! emoticon
Would love to hear your thoughts on my starting a blog! emoticon emoticon
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    Kerri, In deciding to start a website and blog, it is indeed a commitment. You need to always be available blogging, it isn't if you are "up to it," or "not," you must do it when you decide in the beginning how often. Now remember, you have a few commitments already in your life. You home school, you are a mom and wife, you have diabetes, you are losing weight, you are trying be healthy and work out…you have a lot on your plate. Are you ready now to make another commitment? Really truly think about it before you dive into this new venture. You don't need an additional stress, time limit, blogging when you can't think of anything to blog about…it can be very stressful. It takes a lot of time to blog, the grammar needs to be correct and topics need to be interesting so you can gain a large audience if you want to make a few $$$. Also finding advertisement sounds wonderful but it is extremely hard to make cold calls asking for support to advertise on your blogs. It is a big deal and I think you need to put a lot of thought into this adventure. Before anything, you need to get your diabetes in control and your weight too. Prioritizing is something that should be at the top of your list of to-do's. Think about it okay?
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  • GINA180847
    You do have the talent to start a blog that may help others. I love how open and real you blog. I just could not do that but I love it in others. So my vote would be, go for it.
    Love your daughter for working with you. What a doll!!
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    You are right, you do need to see the counselor ASAP about the problems you are having. You need knowledge to navigate this! You are doing so well otherwise and I love the fact that your sweet daughter wants to join you. The fact that your clothes are fitting differently is a good indicator of where you are! emoticon !! You do write well and share openly and those are things that make your blogs so fun to read...
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    I think you should go for it! Blogging isn't going to get you rich, and you have to do it for yourself. I do know some people who are making a few $ blogging, but they have been doing it for awhile. But if you don't start, you will never go it- So pray about it and if it feels right just do it!!

    There are some great Pinterest articles on blogging and how to do it, so check it out.

    You will need to get a bit of a thick skin. There are haters everywhere- I think they do it just to be awful. Dont' let them get too you. Love them where they are. Some bloggers review the answers before they allow them to be posted.

    Be cautious especially with the Kid's corner. Be sure to have safety software in place so they can't be tagged into porn sites. Just saying be cautious!

    I do think you need to see that Diabetes Counselor sooner than later. 70 is way too low!!

    When it warms up, you can take your exercise outside! Both girls would have fun. What a wonderful lesson to teach them at a young age. Do you remember when PE was part of the school curriculum. Somethings have not improved! Way more to life than reading and writing and 'rithmetic. LOL

    Celebrate those NSV's! emoticon

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  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    that's a very good idea, just be careful emoticon
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    Great that you have so much support with your blog idea.
    Go for it!
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  • SILVER1369
    I think you should do what you feel is right. If putting out a blog on the internet is what feel right do it. If you have doubts/fears don't. There are reasons we have those gut feelings and generally they are correct.

    It is emoticon that you have a workout buddy. You are right that she is so sweet. She loves you and wants to take care of you. Enjoy the time together!

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    That's cute that your daughter wants to work out with you!
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  • no profile photo CD14387431
    GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!

    Just be careful.... and I wouldn't include the children... just to be cautious.

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    A blog is great, but you are correct there are trolls out there! If you find you don't like what you read you can always stop the blog or delete the comments
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    I think starting a blog is great! I am not really sure how you go about doing it but I'm all for anyone reachinh for their dreams!
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