It's Bobbie's World

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Weigh-In Wednesday: I loss...and gained some of my weight back!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Yes, it happened! I gained some of my weight back. It's not much, but dammit it's a gain, so it's enough. But then I got to thinking...what happened, rather how did this happen?  My only answer was, besides not eating properly, I was not held accountable. You may be asking yourself, "Why do a 40+ year old woman need accountability?" Well we all need some accountability from others in certain aspect of our lives. I'm no exception!

December 2016

So, I thought, how can I be held more accountable when it comes to my healthier lifestyle? I came up with starting a series on the blog and sharing my weight loss numbers with you all-my readers! See most people don't talk about their struggles of losing weight and they are definitely shy away from sharing that number. Hell I am that person. But I am willing to throw that out the window!

As mentioned, I will do a monthly series called "Weigh-In Wednesday" chronicling my weight loss(or gain), my challenges and of course the triumphs. I will also do a side-by-side pic of the previous month weigh-in along with the current weigh-in to show progress.

With that said, here's my 1st weigh-in for Jan:

If you are currently on a healthier lifestyle journey, please share some of your words of wisdom on how you keep going.

New Year Day Brunch For One f./ Jack Daniel's Winter Jack Tennessee Cider

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year! Bye 2016 and hello 2017. I brought in the New Year at home relaxing. Normally, on New Year's Day we have brunch at my sister home, but this year I decided to stay home and have brunch for one. Yep, just me!

I was excited for my one person brunch, because my good friends over at Jack Daniel's sent me their Winter Jack Tennessee Cider to try, so this was a perfect time to whip up me a mimosa or two.

The Jack Daniel's Winter Jack Mimosa recipe called for:
     1 part Apple Juice
     1 part Korbel Champagne
     1 part Jack Daniel's Winter Jack Tennessee Cider

2/3 of the ingredients for the Winter Jack Mimosa

My first meal of the New Year, as you can see was pretty simple. Bacon, Grits, French Toast and a glass of Winter Jack Mimosa.

The Winter Jack Mimosa was delish. I'm now thinking of a few more recipes to try using this liqueur.

Now that I've devoured my brunch and washed it down with my Jack Daniel's mimosa, I can now enjoy the rest this 1st Sunday of 2017.

Lifestyle: Blogalicious8-Atlanta

Monday, November 7, 2016

It's Monday...and it's back to my reality! But before that I have to talk about my time this past weekend at Blogalicious 8.

This year's conference was held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead and the theme for this year was "Content is Life"

This is my 2nd time volunteering on the Social Squad for Blogalicious. I attended last year in Baltimore and this past weekend here in Atlanta.

The Social Squad starts the day before the conference takes place. During this time we are stuffing swag bags, scouting the venue, preparing the suites for the panels and going over the not so fluid ever changing schedule.

Jonna and Erica checking notes on the venue

A few swag bags

This years conference was everything for me that I did not get in my rookie season as a Social Squad Member. Here are just a few things that made this years conference special for me:

Michigan(my hometown) represented this year in the ATL. There was 4 Michiganders who were part of the Social Squad. Woop-Woop!

I was able to attend some of my blogger friends sessions and gain more knowledge on blogging and working with brands

I enjoyed my goodies that my roommates gave me. Such a nice gesture!

Y'all Luvvie Ajayi was in the house! Which was crazy. Everyone wanted to see Luvvie. I am so glad to have gotten my book signed by her.

Lately, I have been thinking about starting a monthly subscription box, but didn't quite know how to go about it and I am thankful for whomever thought it was a great idea to have Taylar Barrington at the conference to talk to a select few about starting a subscription box.

My Michigan Peeps/Social Squad Members

Gifts from my roomies

Luvvie Autographed my book

The friendships(new and old), the fun, the information shared from the speakers, connections with brands was priceless! I am overly full with this year's conference and cannot wait to put what I learned to use.

Now, that the fun from the weekend is over, I am now back to reality(home, work, working out)!

Blogalicious 2017 will be held in....drum roll please.....MIAMI! Will you be there?