A new me, with a new look on life!
At my heaviest weight of 350 pounds. (I'm in the white t-shirt.)
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My new "slogan" is IMpossible. Now of course, upon first seeing it, you might have read it as "impossible". "Impossible" was what I use to say all the time during my 20+ years trying to lose weight. The inner conversation of my brain had me convinced that no matter what diet I tried, no matter how hard I worked, no matter what I ate or how much I exercised, I would always fail. I convinced myself that I was just suppose to be fat.
I have decided that this kind of thinking will no longer be tolerated. I am changing my inner conversation to a more positive one. I have always been a positive person when it came to anything else...but when it came to me, I have always been negative.
No longer will I tell myself that another failure means I will always be a failure. No longer will I throw in the towel and simply give up. No longer will a give in to the guilt of slipping up. No longer will I tell myself inwardly that I am not worth the effort or the fuss. No longer will I tell myself that I am ugly and fat.
From now on,....I will tell myself that I am a success. From now on I will pick myself up and trudge forward. From now on I will forgive myself for the times that I give into temptation and instead of feeling guilty, I will look at what contributed to the slip up and encourage myself to be more aware of my feelings the next time. From now on I will tell myself, each and every morning, afternoon and night, that I AM worth every minute of exercise, every small success and that I am a beautiful person, both inside AND OUT! From now on I AM POSSIBLE.
Impossible is now IMpossible. I WILL do it. I CAN do it. I AM doing it!
It's my time to shine! It's time for ME to take care of MYSELF so that I can be around to enjoy my family.
It's time for Mission IMpossible!! (insert theme music here)
To meet these goals, I am going to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, record my food intake each day no matter what I may have eaten, work towards keeping my calorie intake within a healthy range, limit my carb intake at dinner time in order to prevent late night cravings, exercise 5 - 7 days in cardio and 3 days of toning, and find other ways to deal with stress and emotions.
My name is Angel. I am privileged to be the Mother of 5 children - 2 girls and 3 boys. All five of my children are special to me; my youngest boy being extra special - he has Autism Spectrum Disorder. He always keeps life interesting and has me always on my toes. I have been overweight since the age of 13.
Hobbies - Scrap booking, Quilting, Crafting, Drawing, Painting, Reading, Novel Writing, Decorating, Baking, Sewing, Gardening, Garage Sale and Antique Shopping, Fishing, Camping and someday Running again. My favorite show is the Biggest Loser.
| current weight: 330.8
"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"
Hope you're doing good your way! Have a great Thanksgiving next week! Can't wait for turkey!! ~Stephie
1649 days ago
Happy March Birthday!!! Hope you're doing great! We miss you on the Shedders ... come back and join us, there are some great new things going on this Spring!
1887 days ago
Hey there! Just stopping by to say hi, hope you're doing well! :)
2052 days ago
Hi there! Saw on the Shedder's team that you are needing some support and wanted to drop by and say hello : ) Feel free to drop me a line any time! I also want to encourage you to stop by the Holiday Challenge threads and browse through. This is an ongoing challenge to get us all through the holidays, focusing on implementing a few basic healthy choices daily...and staying consistent with them. It is open to anyone at any time...you won't be behind...just jump in. I suggest this because the support there has been FABULOUS. Everyone is so caring and supportive....and helping each other through the rough patches we all experience. So please come on by and join us...or just drop in to say hi...we would love to have you and help you along! Have a great day....and hang in there...put YOU on your list of priorities today : )
2388 days ago
Comment edited on: 11/9/2009 9:36:26 AM
(((Angel))) I'm glad to see you back! I love your new pic! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! *hugs* ~Jenn
2558 days ago