Okay, my last few posts have been weepy and melancholy and no fun at all.Â I think the funk is finally behind me!Â Thanks to the wisdom of my amazing husband, I’ve stopped taking my allergy meds (did you know one of the side effects of Zyrtec is weight gain???) and that was the start.
Total sidebar:Â I have a confession to make.Â I got duped.Â I saw a tweet from what I thought was Women’s Health Magazine that suggested using raspberry ketone as a weight loss boost.Â I really thought it was an article written by a health-conscious columnist…it wasn’t.Â It was a crazy ad that hid itself amongst the great health advice that I’ve come to expect from WHM.Â So I bought the brand mentioned in the article (Lichi Superfruit – never, never, NEVER take this!) and started taking 3 pills a day about a month ago.
Now we’re back:Â I started doing some research about the stupid pills and found that other users wereÂ extremely disappointed and some had in fact GAINED weight!Â So I thought, if this certainly isn’t helping me lose weight, why am I still taking it?Â So I quit.Â Threw the bottle away.Â And guess what:Â all of the sudden, my insane moodiness lifted, and I finally (FINALLY!) feel like myself again.Â It took about six weeks of crying non-stop for me to learn my lesson – but now that that’s over with, I’ll never make that mistake again.Â Whew!
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So, now that I’m back to my old self, here’s what I’ve been up to:Â yard work.Â It’s coming on summer super fast here and that means I get to play with shiny new toys.Â I’m mowing and digging and edging and hauling rocks and it’s AWESOME!Â I’ve missed this all winter.Â I’m nowhere near a green thumb, but I love digging around in the dirt.Â So, it’s a new day and a new (but really the old) me.Â And I feel sooooooooo much better.