Michelle Carey

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Weekly 90 Day Summer Challenge Update

I posted an update last Sunday because I wasn’t able to do it last Friday. And yesterday, well I just plain forgot. lol

Here’s the update.

WIP - I’ve started editing Jinxed. I started with my paper copy, but because I’m also using ProWriting Aid, it’s just easier for me to edit there than on the paper copy. In the past, I’ve started editing on paper and then eventually ended up editing on the computer. I also listen to the drafts. I can follow along with the words. This way I know if I’m missing a word or things read wonky. I’ve done three scenes out of 100 so far. if I do two or three scenes a day, I will be finished before the summer is over. I’m making mad progress considering I wanted the first draft completed by August 31st.

Less sugar - Still sticking with it. I weigh myself on Sundays. So I don’t know how much I’ve lost this week. I’m feeling a little bloated so who knows. I just have to stick with it because I don’t feel tired all the time. I do feel like I have more energy. But I also have to do better. For the most part, I do not have added sugars. But like yesterday, I fasted for 20 hours, so when I did eat, I ate baked drumette wings (5), a small side salad, a piece of garlic bread (ugh) and meat lasagna (why?). I stayed within my calorie goal, matter of fact I was 300 calories short, but my goal is not so much the calories, but the carbs and added sugar.

IGTV - Not doing so well on this goal. I didn’t post any videos this past week. I’m struggling for content. At least I think I’m struggling for content. Maybe I’m not being creative enough, who knows. But this is my back and forth thing with social media. One minute I want to do it, the next not so much. I think I will talk about this in my weekly podcast - Introverted with Michelle Carey.

Okay folks, that’s it! Until next week…

Be Free….

~MC

It's been a week and I'm already trippin'! 🤦🏽‍♀️

Remember I said I was going to start my 90 Day Summer Challenge.  My three things were -  finish one of my WIPs, eat less sugar and post on my IGTV. 🥺

It’s been a week. 🙃

I think it’s funny that the WIP I selected to finish isn’t the one I’ve been excited about writing in the last few days. 😂  Go figure.  Today, however, I’m going to focus. ✍🏽  I don’t have far to go.  I need to feel the burn and pull through the last one third of this WIP! I can do it!  🌟

I knew trying to eat less sugar was going to be difficult. 🤯  I didn’t realize how many things I ate that were sugar laced or sugar bound or just plain sugar.  As a society we are surrounded by sugar.  I have to give up my morning fruit. 😭 I only eat it when I’m in the office and that’s two days.  I’m fine when I’m at home.  But it’s the dessert thing after dinner that’s killing the mood with this less sugar thing. 🎂🍰🧁🥧🍦🍩🍪🍫🍯🍭🍮🍨🍧

The best thing I’ve done is learn how to use the Spark Camera app and post my IGTV video. 👏🏽 Let me tell you about me and Spark.  I do this allllll the time.  I did it with Snapchat.  A new app will drop, no one is remotely interested in it, I will download it, don’t know how to use it…get frustrated with it and then not use it.  Others will come along see the greatness that I saw months, or a year prior, use it and then I have to go back to learn to use it just so I can say “yeah I use it.”  That’s what happened with me and Spark Camera. 😒 They use to have two apps, I downloaded both.  I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to use the apps, so it sat in a folder on my phone for months. Then I eventually deleted them.  Then I also went back some time later and re-downloaded it.  Now it was just one app. And now they’ve re-branded it as a way to do vertical video and edit for IGTV or IG Stories.  And because I want to dive into IGTV more than YouTube, I had to learn to use the app.  Of which I did, and I posted a video yesterday to my IGTV.  I’m way proud of myself.  I’m also kicking myself. Damn if the app isn’t easy to use.  Now, I need to think of some video ideas. 🧠

First seven days down.  And I’m making some progress.  The next seven days I’m going to focus more on my WIP.  The sugar thing…well that’s the sugar thing.

For now….

BE FREE….

~MC