So I pick up the water.
It helps that I’ve been too lazy to make tea..
But this morning, after a lot of dairy products yesterday, I felt so sick.
My bra didn’t fit right... I have plenty to choose from, but when I am in my best shape, this one fits perfect... today it was just a little too snug.
I knew those size small t shirts I bought recently we’re not an option for my bloated belly today.
I grabbed a sweater. Knew I didn’t want to wear jeans. Leggings would only show off how bloated I feel.
I may feel bloated and like I gained back all of the weight I lost, but I still had a wardrobe win today.
The gray slacks.
The ones with little polka dots on them. I have a matching blazer.
My mom bought this suit for me almost 10 years ago.
The pants were tight when I opened them up on Christmas morning. But not so tight that I couldn’t wear them.
At least on my good days.
The days when I wasn’t bloated.
We recently purchased 12 acres just outside of a smaller town, and are sharing our journey as we build our self-sufficient lifestyle.
I have learned a lot in the last 10 years of becoming more self-sufficient. This feels like the end goal to a dream, but really it's only the beginning. There are so many things you can do to become more self-sufficient no matter what your living arrangement is. The important thing is to start where you are.
We all have the same amount of hours in the day. We decide what we are going to do with those hours. If we have set obligations, we have less hours to get our other tasks done, but still need to do them.
This may look like working out for 30 minutes a week if that is all you can squeeze in, as long as you make the time to take care of your body.
One of the big topics we touched on was about "unschooling" your kids after they have been in public school systems. I loved that she has helped her kids (17, 14, 12, and 9) get out of the check it off and get it done mode, and back to a love of learning all the time.