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I've entitled this blog hopeless because that is how I feel. Oh, I am not totally hopeless so maybe that isn't a good word. I have the ultimate Hope and that is Jesus Christ. He has saved me from my sins and I am full of hope in my life (you can... Read more
I finally made myself step on the scales. I noticed I haven't posted on this blog in almost a year. And what a year it's been. Two weddings, one of our dad's having major surgery and the other one retiring, a child moving away to another state, ... Read more
My experience with Whole30
I just finished up my experience with Whole30 (you can read about my whole journey over a my Christian weight loss blog https://bites4life.wordpress.c
om/) but let me sum it up in a nut shell right here.
And, and for the record, I did qu... Read more
21 Day Sugar Fast. Accountability Needed!
I am on the second day of a 21 day sugar fast. I really need to revamp after a summer that ended up being crazy busy, which led to lazy eating habits. Anyone need some accountability, as well? I would love a partner in this endeavor...someone to... Read more
The Bathroom Scales is Finally My Friend!
So many times, when I am waffling or not giving this new lifestyle change 100% of my efforts, any thoughts I have about the scale are downright unpleasant. I dread getting on it, I dread looking at that number that will probably not have moved, ... Read more
Aaaahhhh! It's not working!
So I have spent the last couple of weeks curbing my sugar intake, exercising faithfully, and cutting my calories. I have tracked carefully every day but a couple. I got on the scales this morning excited about seeing some good progress. And what... Read more
An extra incentive for winning the weight battle!
I lost 7 pounds between Sept 1 and Oct 31. I was on a roll. The last couple of months, however, have been extremely difficult--two international trips and the holidays.
But my daughter also got engaged last month! I am so excited for her a... Read more
Resisting the Chocolate Cake
The chocolate cake sat there under tin foil all week long. My son's girlfriend--a wonderful baker-- had made it especially for him and had sent most of it along home with him.
Now a few months ago I would have rationalized having a piece o... Read more
Since I blogged here five weeks ago I have lost 5 pounds. That is about one pound per week. This time around I am taking it slowly and trying to make a complete lifestyle change rather than to lose a bunch of weight in a short amount of time. Pa... Read more
Now it's a health issue
I think I joined Sparkpeople in 2008. Since that time I have lost 20 pounds but regained 25. Some of that time I have worked hard and given every effort, other times I have done alright but not great and then there are the times--the weeks--I ju... Read more
Remembering What is Most Important
This morning I got on the scales after working really, really hard this past week. Imagine my dismay when I looked down and saw a number that was actually a couple pounds more than the week before. Consternation filled my soul. My immediate rea... Read more
A small victory today
One of my biggest problems has been taking second helpings. I actually like to cook (when I have time) and if I like what I made, I always want to take seconds, whether I am actually hungry for them or not (I'm almost never actually physically h... Read more
I can only think about today
I find myself so scared to try
I find myself too unhappy not to
And I realize
It's only by taking one moment, one hour, one day at a time
I can only think about today
I can't think about the long journey ahead
I can only think about ... Read more
So, I haven't blogged in here since July 9, 2012. Here I am seven months later and at a much worse place. I am SO disappointed in myself.
And what is the most scary by far is that I can't seem to find the motivation inside to even try for ... Read more
Okay...I am going to just bite the bullet
I have been waiting to enter my measurements for 2 months, thinking that I will wait until I am at a better place. But I decided it is just time to bite the bullet and be honest with myself. I am where I am. Until I accept it, I won't be able... Read more