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We can do it!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Everyday I see stories of people struggling. I see stories of people who are not motivated and who feel like they are failing. I see stories where people are tired and ready to quit.....DON'T! We can do it!

Take it slowly...small changes stick better than big life changes. and small changes add up...stop drinking soda and you can lose up to 35 pounds in one year. Something so simple as not drinking a pepsi and some of us could lose all the weight we needed to lose in just 1 year. Now add in just a small bit of exercise and see what happens!

People tend to make drastic changes...on a Monday no less...asking for trouble on that one. But they make changes that are so out of the ordinary that after a week or so they can't keep it up. So make small changes. Take small steps. We don't have to conquer the world in a month...

Also remember that every pound, every single pound is a victory! Even if you lose 1 pound in a month that is still one pound less than last celebrate the small victories. Celebrating the small victories is more likely to keep you working on small changes. You have the right to take it slow as long as you keep going! The turtle beat the hare by being slow but be the turtle!!

I just wanted to say this to remind myself that it doesn't happen overnight. It doesn't happen in a day. It doesn't even happen in a week. But it will happen if I am faithful, committed, and dedicated to myself and my right to be happy!

God bless each one of you on your health and happiness journey!!!

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Climbing Mountains

Monday, April 22, 2013

Yes, I like to climb mountains...literal mountains. But you know figuratively I like to climb mountains as well. Figuratively, you say scratching your head...I mean challenges.

Before my weight loss journey began I wondered if I ever got out of the "fear" box and into the "living my life box", ever.... I was always defeated and a failure before I even tried...especially with weight loss. I was afraid to fail and so I just didn't start. But now I know that climbing mountains doesn't have to be something to dread. I know exercising doesn't have to be something I am afraid of and losing weight is something I can do because I am a capable and beautiful woman.

I think we all need to remember that climbing mountains doesn't just have to be literal...that figuratively we all climb mountains every day of our lives. We just need to remember that we can get out of the "fear" and "failure" boxes and into the "rocking this life thing" box. We can lose the weight. We can fit into that skinny mini dress and ROCK those mountains anytime we want...we just have to get up and do it!!!

sorry for the rambling...just wanted to get that out there....

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JANTWO 4/23/2013 1:12AM

    Hey that is a great blog!!!! VERY uplifting and encouraging!!!! emoticon

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Do any of you have a "Zeal" story? I am about to start taking it and would like to hear some true stories from real people. Please comment if you have a story. Thanks!



10,000 Squats

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

So I have taken on a personal challenge in order to improve my figure and my abilities. I have challeneged myself to see how long it will take me to do 10,000 squats. I started 4-8-13. I haven't done the best at it yet but I get in 30-50 a day. I just do a set or two everytime I think about it...wherever I am...I am hoping this will help get me jump started back into working out regularly...I haven't been doing so well since our move to Colorado. Still, I have maintained the same weight for the last 4 I don't think that is too bad if I can maintain for so long. Still it is time to jump start again and get another 20 pounds off. Wish me luck and say a prayer for me!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 5/15/2013 1:00PM

    Wow, when did you move from Oklahoma to Colorado?? Wherebouts in both places?? I have kin all over Oklahoma and was born there (but live in Kansas now - so why am I the administrator for the SparkOklahoma team?? hahaha!). I also have kin up north of Denver, maybe in other parts too but can't think of where.

Was happy to read in your other blog about reconciling with your husband. That's truly a blessing and it is hard work to maintain. My husband and I have also been together 17 almost 18 years in September. We'd dated 6 years before that. But I was quite a bit older than 13 years old at the time of our marriage! Yikes!! Long story there...

I'd think Squats would be a good thing to do just to help develop the muscles for climbing those literal mountains in Colorado!!!

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And prayers are answered

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I have chronicled my weight loss journey here on SP. I have spoken about my husband and how our marriage was on the brink when I decided I needed to change my life. Well now it is time for an update and a massive praise report.

My husband and I have reconciled. I moved out of our home for about 3 weeks. In that three weeks God, Lord of Lords, answered prayers. My husband asked me to move back in and for us to work on starting over.

Since then, he and I are completely different people and so much in love and working at loving each other in a very mature and Christian way. My husband has become a man I have never known. A better man, a more Godly man, a more loving man, a more understanding man and I am not angry or hurt or scared. I am in love and giving love from a well within me I never thought existed. A well that only God could provide.

I just wanted to give this praise report because I know God answers prayers for those who ask and do not doubt but stand in faith at the door and knock.

God bless each of you who has a prayer in your heart.


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KTTAYLOR21 2/21/2013 8:07PM

    Praise God!!! Continue to look for and expect the good from your Husband. You are truely blessed and cherish your time together.

I have been sad all week because I'm not going to be so lucky. But what I do know is this "God will see me through this situation." Knowing that keeps a smile in my broken heart.

Congrats Brandi and continue to praise God and your Husband!! emoticon

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GLITTERFAIRY77 2/21/2013 12:31PM

  That's awesome, Brandi. What a mighty God we serve. Big hugs.

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