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Making Progress is not just weight loss!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I've had an EPIPHANY!! Up until today every time I saw the phrase "I'm Making Progress" on the huddle board I always thought about movement on the scale... But today as I huddled I thought about the progress I've made in my food choices, my trying to get more activity into my days, and Most important my Loving myself!!! Loving myself regardless of what the number on the scale says, or what my clothes size is!! I'm finding the more I love myself the more confident I become!! I've been looking in the mirror lately and liking what I see not because I've lost an extraordinary amount of weight, but because I believe the woman looking back at me is Beautiful!!! Inside and out! Not only that she's smart, witty, and accomplished!!! Yes I am indeed making progress!! Progress at Loving and appreciating ME!!

  
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1DERLAND14 3/7/2013 3:37AM

    That is amazing!!!!!! Keep at it! The weight will fall off! emoticon

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CLPURNELL 2/18/2013 6:56PM

    That is most definitely PROGRESS!!!!!!!!

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CATSPANK 2/17/2013 11:19AM

    Its all about self esteem. If you feel crappy about yourself you put crap in your mouth because you just don't care. When you love yourself you choose foods that nourish you. Loving yourself is the secret to winning. Well said.

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STAY39 2/17/2013 11:11AM

    Amen! It's amazing how much better we feel about ourselves when we are actively focused on our health! It's like something switches in the brain. If I think back to times where I've felt low and miserable and had negative self esteem - those have been times when I've been sedentary and not paying attention to food intake. I just have to keep reminding myself of this and not get discouraged by the scale. Thank you for this!

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FCARMICH 2/17/2013 10:54AM

  good for you

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It's Time to face the facts... Conclusions after the fast

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I'm just coming off of a 21 day corporate fast my church had. It was very tough!!! On this fast we were to deny ourselves, try to remain in a quiet seeking of The Lord, get rid of as much busyness as we could so that we could stay focused and hear from God... Well let me tell you the entire fast went in the opposite direction!!!! Day one it seemed like someone said "Runner's take your mark, Ready, set, GO!" And I was off my husband started pointing the finger at me pointing out all my faults, my oldest daughter began to become very needy wanting me to take her everywhere. (Her truck got towed on Christmas Day), Then her gas got cut off ( not putting her on blast but I have to say this to get where I'm going) so since her gas got cut off my two grandsons, who are 11 and 5, had to come stay with me for 23 days 😅😅God definitely has a sense of Humor!! Then about the 3 rd day my other daughter's car broke down... And you guessed it! I became her mode of transportation too! Oh did I mention that I am also my son's driver to and from work as well?! So I'm arguing with my husband, playing taxi driver with my kids, and have become "Mom" instead of "NaNa" to my grandsons add to that going to work, picking up my client, the occasional ride home from work for my mother, taking phone calls from my Dad who I'm guardian of who's never happy😳😱.

Wow I can't believe I survived all of this, all the while trying to hear from God, and Battle hunger pains!! What in the World?? 😒😒Well I'm happy to say I made it through!! Believe it or not, in all of this God was showing me myself. He was showing me that I am a massive, insecure, pushover, who lets everyone else run my life. He showed me, once the fast was over, that I have an addition to food and no motivation to exercise. He showed me that I have been holding on to unforgiveness and that I am a huge pity party animal 🎉🎊🎈👹. The most important thing He showed me was that I had just plain given up on my life, saying things like, " this is the work He's called me to do" NOT EVEN CLOSE!!! He would never tell me to treat myself so poorly, when I don't refresh myself I'm no good to Him or anybody else... How can I help others when my temple is in ruins? I Can't!!

So now Begins a new day!! I told my daughter to take the bus!!! My son to catch a cab, my youngest daughter's car was fixed on the 6th day but they ran her so much her water broke 2 weeks early and she bought me a new Joy into the world. My 5th grandson ( he's fine and healthy) with much prayer the first week my husband became the most loving husband a gal could ask for, but he couldn't complete the fast so his meals became a source of temptation for me for the remainder of the fast 😝. I stuck with the food requirements pretty well I even lost some weight because of it, but this is where the realization of the food addiction comes in...

The last night of the fast became a waiting period for me, I had gone to my cousin's Scentsy party and they had a chocolate fondue warmer set up 😳😳😳 WHY!!!! I proceeded to pack plates of chocolate covered shortbread cookies, pretzels, and strawberries. Not to mention she had ordered honey mustard wings which are my absolute favorite!! When midnight came I didn't go hog wild but I did eat... I could've easily gone to bed but I had to feed the beast. The next day I went after everything I had been craving chocolate, pizza, chicken, and dressing. It's funny though that food was not as tasty as when my husband came home and cooked steamed broccoli, squash, and zucchini. This is what my body had gotten used to... This is what I needed. So I'm up at the crack of dawn dealing with these realizations and making a plan on how I WILL conquer them!!!

Here goes:
1. I will no longer allow people to run my life, because in the end they are thinking nothing about what I need and they don't even care. I won't change my helpfulness but I will choose what's helping and what's enabling.
2. I will begin loving on myself!!! I had found peace in doing this years ago and ended up losing 60lbs in the process.
3. I will begin to make healthy food choices, my body now craves it!!
4. I will find motivation to get moving more that I have been. Not just in spurts but consistently!!!
5. And Last but MOST important GOD WILL be and IS First in my life!!! Apart from Him I can do nothing!!! Thanks for reading!!! emoticon 😉🙏🙏✌👋
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TEDIEBEAR1 2/2/2013 10:03AM

    Wow, you have been through a lot! Congrats on the new grandbaby and on staying strong through it all!

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NATURALROCKS 2/2/2013 9:58AM

    AMEN!! As woman we often people ahead of ourselves and as mothers it only gets worse. Your needs are just as important and being able to say NO is something we all need to learn. I think it should a lesson all mothers should teach their daughters because by nature we are "aim to please" gender

Don't feel bad about your crazy eating after a fast- I think that is natural to want ALL the fatty and sweet food yout THINK you wanted but could not have. Yes there is a clear connection between my brian and tummy- I think they are best friends or worst enemies emoticon -

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BLUENOSE63 2/2/2013 7:37AM

  Yes you go girl! Your kids are old enough to do for themselves and it is time to think about yourself again!

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I Love You

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I Love you! Yes you who try very hard to be unlovable so you don’t have to show people who you really are. Yep and I Love you! Yes you over there who wears the mask like you got it all together when all the while you’re hurting inside and feeling alone, And I love you and you and you yep ya’ll too Mr., Mrs. and Miss “I’m better than you” who put people down to make yourself feel better because you suffer with low self-esteem. Yesss and last but not least I really really Love you, that would be none other than me…. Who keeps my distance because of being hurt so many times in my past I can’t even count… IT’S A new day now, don’t have to keep my distance any longer, You see I’ve got the Love of Jesus and everyday I’m getting stronger! Stronger so I can Love you and have genuine friendships, and Love you so I can laugh and smile again, and Love you cuz I gotta make it in I say it again I LOVE YOU!! By Theresa Battles-Burton (c) 2011

  
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21 Day Fast

Monday, January 07, 2013

I am beginning our churches corporate Daniel fast. I am excited about this fast because I am expecting great things to come out of it! I will be sharing those things with you as I go through this journey! Lol the good the bad and the ugly! When I say that it's because I know through this process I will be shown something's about myself that I know I will not like but that will help bring about healing, restoration, clarity of mind, and much needed change!

  
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REDVELVET21 1/10/2013 6:15PM

    We are on the Daniels Fast and a Financial Fast!!! I am praying for increase and to drop this weight!!! Hang in there you can do it!!!

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A big welcome from the SP Class of “December 30 – January 5, 2013”. I wish you success in your journey to a healthy lifestyle. This website has it all: the tools, the resources, the teams and their challenges, and the amazing support!

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