September 8, 2019
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Daily Life 1-5

Hello all long time no see. It has been a hectic week. I’m back to work and working overtime again for the time being. I wanted to cut back but at the moment it is not feasible. I have a few bills to pay off then maybe I’ll be able to swing it. So whats new with me is I finished my first week of my weight loss challenge. It was an amazing experience. It was learning to speak positively about yourself and I love that.

Above is the power statement I made and read to myself daily out loud and in front of a mirror. I also listen to inspirational tracks as well. I know crazy right but it helps. I love myself and who I am. I just want to be a better version of myself. So on the days when my old thoughts and other insecurities come out. This reminds me I am worth so much more and I am not what those negative thoughts in my head say. So this week coming up is all about food and water intake so expect a lot of pictures of healthy food and water. Also next week is crazy I work three doubles back to back then I work a shift on Sunday so I will be a very tired Manda. I’m hoping by December I can cut back on overtime.

I got a new table and I’m in love with it. It is so pretty. Yep I’m officially an adult I get too excited over stuff for the house. I just want to add Doug has been very supportive of my lifestyle change. He even encourages me to get up and move around and we do more stuff together. Yesterday we cleaned the cars together and the house. Chores are more fun when you have someone to help. Well Stay tuned for my updates. I’ll have one for you on Tuesday then again of Saturday and Sunday.

Take care,

Manda ❤

September 1, 2019
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Daily Life 1-4

Hey so it has been a while since I posted but I did say I would list my starting weight and measurements today. I went back to work today and I want another two weeks of vacation. On the bright side I have tomorrow off. I’ll be spending the day with at my mom’s for a BBQ. So this Friday Doug and I took the kids to Camel beach it is a water-park . They had a blast. I took a few pictures my phone isn’t water proof so it was in the locker most of the time.

My oldest doesn’t like pictures so he doesn’t smile. 😦

Saturday was a busy day running around and getting the kids ready for school. Jordan is going into 6th grade and I can’t believe it. He is growing up so fast. So tomorrow my Lady boss 28 day challenge starts. So below is my starting measurements and weight wish me luck. Till next time folks.

August 27, 2019
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Daily Life 1-3

8/26/2019-8/27/2019

Hello its me again back with another update about my boring life. Trust me my life is boring but I’m okay with that. I enjoy being home playing video games, hanging with my kids and Doug. Socializing is exhausting for me so anytime at home is like heaven to me. Anyways moving on yesterday was an awesome day. I drank 64 oz of water, had my shake, and a healthy lunch. . YAY!!!! So like I promised i would have pictures this time.

Yesterday’s shake
Yesterday’s lunch

I complete forgot to snap pictures of my food for today. So I’ll just tell you what I had. Breakfast was a yummy shake. Lunch was the same as yesterdays and for dinner tonight will be a shake and a yogurt. I’m not really feeling all that hungry. Water intake so far has been 60 oz. So I have been talking about eating healthy but I haven’t really mentioned anything about working out or what my game plan is. Well I have chosen a plan that helped me before and I stuck with it for a while and did lose weight but ended up going back to old habits.

Yes I’m a Lady Boss well trying to be anyway. This is a 28 challenge that helps focus on replacing bad habits with good ones and slowly eases you into a healthy lifestyle. The Challenge starts on the 2nd of September. I will be keeping you all up to date with my progress along with my daily life. I promise this won’t all be about me losing weight. So Sunday I will be weighing myself and taking measurements and sharing them with you. I’m going to be taking pictures as well but won’t be sharing those. Trust me no one wants to see me in a bra and underwear. Anyway as far as the past couple of days I’ve been hanging with the kids watching movies, playing outside, and playing my game. So I will also be doing theses posts about every two to three days. Since not a whole lot goes in to daily life for me.

Till next time folks. 🙂

August 26, 2019
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A little Surprise

Amelia was enjoying her day off relaxing on her bed reading a book when her phone buzzed. Finn wanted her to spend the entire day with her and to meet him at the beach. Amelia jumped at the chance changed and headed out the door. She was so excited he had been so busy doing who knows what but now she would have him for an entire day.

“Today is all about us. We are going to spend the day at the beach and tonight I have a reservations t the restaurant where we first met.”

“Are you going to tell me what you and your brother have been up to lately?”

“Nope it is a surprise you will see later I promise.” Amelia decided not to argue she wanted this day to be a happy one and no point in trying to get answers out of Finn. When he wanted to keep a secret he kept it.

They Spent the day building sand castles and swimming when the sun set Amelia went home to change and Finn said he would meet her at the restaurant and to wear something special.

Amelia took Finn’s breath away when he saw her. ” I can’t believe this beautiful creature is mine.” Finn thought to himself as he led them inside.

Over dinner Amelia couldn’t help but notice Finn acting nervously. He was sweating and shaking. “You okay there?”

“Yea I am fine sweetie its just a little warm that is all.” Finn excused himself to the bathroom to calm himself down. If he didn’t get his nerves under control it would ruin the rest of the evening. Once they had paid the and left Finn suggested a walk down the pier.

“I have a surprise for you stand here and close your eyes.”

Amelia closed her eyes and waited. When Finn told her to open her eyes she gasped him shock he was down on one knee with a ring in his hand.

“Amelia I love you will all my heart and soul. Will you marry me?”

Amelia couldn’t believe it. She stood there shocked for a few minutes till Finn coughed and brought her back to reality.

“Yes” she screamed. Finn stood up slid the ring on her finger. Amelia couldn’t help herself and jumped into his arms.

Finn had just made her the happiest girl in the world. “So this was what you were planning with your brother I thought it was a surprise for Lillian.”

“No, but she is going to be so mad that we didn’t include her but she can’t keep a secret to save her life.” Finn set Amelia down and headed back to her place. Amelia fell asleep in the arms of her future husband and couldn’t be happier.

August 26, 2019
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Friendly Visits

It was Winterfest in Sulani and Amelia would have loved to go all out for the holiday but sadly funds wouldn’t allow that. Though she was happy to see Finn walk in with something behind his back. Amelia dashed to the bedroom to grab his. When she returned Finn was holding roses in his hands. Amelia placed them in a vase and handed him his present.

It was a book about the history of Sulani she found a one of the local vendors. Finn absolutely loved it the gift came from the heart and that is what matter most. Finn couldn’t stay long due to having to get back home to celebrate with his family. Amelia had work to do anyway she headed over to the a clean up site in part of the ocean to spray to help bring it back to normal.

Amelia quickly treated the water and headed home to take a hot shower. She may be a mermaid but she has never been a fan of chilly water. Over the next few weeks Finn and Amelia didn’t get to see each other much. Amelia was busy with work and Finn was off doing something but was very vague about the details. Amelia wondered if he was seeing someone else but pushed the idea out of her head. She knew he loved her and that is all that matter. Though she did get a visit from his sister-inlaw.

Amelia figured she finally had more questions for her but she actually came to talk about Finn and Makoa. She had noticed both of them acting very strange.

“When ever I bring up the subject they just smile and wink at me then say just wait and see.” Lillian said shaking her head.

“Maybe they are planning a surprise for you and Makoa doesn’t want to spoil it. Look don’t stress about it till it happens. I’m sure they aren’t up to no good.”

You’re right, I’m overreacting with I tend to do from time to time.” Lillian felt better now about the situation. She gave her Amelia a hug and headed home.

August 25, 2019
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Daily Life 8/25/2019

So lets talk about my day. I stayed home the end. Just kidding there is my attempt at humor sorry it wasn’t very good. Today marks the end of my first week of vacation. Don’t get me wrong I love what I do but vacations always go by so fast. To be honest when I do take vacations I don’t usually do much. I stay home and plan day trips with the kids. The last time I went anywhere on vacation was a cruise a few years ago. I would love to go on a cruise again someday I will.

So today my eating habits were not that great. I skipped breakfast and lunch was 3 cheese sticks. Dinner was okay it was spaghetti and it was portioned out. For once I didn’t over eat which is a plus for me. Normally I just eat till I feel over stuffed. I was good on drinking water and kept my sugar intake under 30 grams. I went over the twenty because Doug brought me home a ice coffee. Sweet gesture he forgot I was watching my sugar. So I went over a little but still better than what I was doing.

I started watching some of my friends YouTube videos well one friend. I have a list of who I will watch and rotate daily. I miss watching their videos. I changed my name on twitter and twitch. Looking to start Fresh. I’ve also decided to go back to streaming. I miss it and it is my happy place. I also watched a few movies with the boys. Overall it was a wonderful day. As of right now I am watching a stream and writing this. Stay tuned to find out what I do tomorrow. I promise to have pictures with tomorrow’s post.

August 25, 2019
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Daily Life Post #1

Okay so I have never done this type of thing before. The only other time I’ve shared about my life is when I shared my past. Bare with me while I get used to talking about my life. So before I start these posts I need to give you a little update of where I have been because I have just recently return to twitter and my stories. I have also been streaming again but not on a consistent schedule. So where have I been you may ask. I’ve been on my bed.

I’m sure I have a couple of puzzled looks by now. No I didn’t spend my entire days in my bed but it has been my safe haven. I have spent most of my time at work doing doubles, working on school work, and spending time with the kids with little to no time for myself. So I’m not going to lie when I had a spare moment to myself I curled up on my bed and watched movies. If Doug got home from work early I went straight to my bed. It’s not my proudest moment but it happened just the same.

Doug was amazing through this period of time. He took on the housework and anything else that I asked of him. I put way too much on him but he still took care of it all while I was going through this rough patch. If you were wondering if I was depressed no. I needed a place to recharge and recoup from the days events. I am an introvert. So having no time to recoup from social interactions drained me to the point of exhaustion. So I ran to my bed, slept a lot, and disconnected from everything when I could.

I got back into the twitter world and my sim stories when I hurt my back. Which meant no more working doubles. More time to relax and recharge and I started not wanting to sit in my bed anymore. I also realized I couldn’t live in my bed the rest of my life. I gained 20 lbs and my health has been declining due to it. I am over weight as it is so adding another 20 lbs was not a ideal situation.

So I decided while on vacation to take my life back. I cleaned my computer desk and our bedroom. I started cleaning and organizing the rest of the house as well. I am starting a detox to help lower how much sugar I put into my body and to help me drink less coffee. I am starting an healthy eating plan and exercise plan. If I was able to exercise at PT then I can exercise at home.

So I will be sharing my daily life with you here with a post. Talking about how my day went and how I have been feeling. Also I have one more thing to share with you all. Through all this Doug has stuck by me and been there when I needed him. Even though we weren’t together. That man truly loves me and I don’t know why. I can be such a hot mess sometimes.

Most of you that read this know I left him because I felt more attraction for women than men. So I identified as a lesbian but I don’t think that is all that true. Yes when I see a good looking women I can’t help but stare with men it does not happen. Though I have realized I am still learning a lot about my sexuality. I’m 30 I should have this figured out but I don’t. I was never given the chance to explore it when I was younger due to my family up bringing. So as of right now I don’t identify as anything and I feel like I don’t want to. I have never been one to date based on looks or gender it has always been about the persons personalty and who they are as a person. I do admit I have dated a lot of men to appease my family and shut them up. Hence why the relationships didn’t last long. I didn’t date them because I liked them as a person I dated them so my family would be happy. Also in my younger years I was looking for validation and to feel wanted and love. I have now learned to love myself. You can’t love someone else if you don’t love yourself.

The reason I am sharing this with you is because over these months of Doug being there for me and caring for me made me realize something. I love the man more than I care to admit sometimes. So where am I going with this. We are back together. I know I don’t want to ever lose him and I can’t imagine my life without him. So I asked him to get back together. I don’t think he ever stopped loving me and I don’t think he ever will. I am going to wrap this up it is pretty long as it is. I hope you enjoyed the back story and continue to read about my life, weight loss journey, and my family.

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