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A defining moment
I just gave my mom a pair of shorts that are too small for me. She held them up then exclaimed, "Oh Lord! I hope those don't fit me, they are HUGE! Look at these, look how big they are!" Now I'm hiding in the bathroom crying. Does she ever think... Read more
Think about sweating today.
Sweating has many benefits other than weight loss. Sweat helps increase our body's circulation, clean pores, and helps relieve stress and tension. So I'm going to get out there and sweat it out!
Cheers to a great day! ... Read more
Today's topic is my biggest hurdle. I eat because of an array of emotions: boredom, anxiety, stress, loneliness. So I started looking deeper, what do these all have in common...it's times when I don't have control of the situation. When my best ... Read more
The real me...is in there somewhere.
Today, I feel the need to be real with all of you, so after a lot of prayer here it is.
I started eating excessively when I was in an abusive relationship from 2006 - 2008, it was my way of coping because at the time it was the only thing ... Read more
His ways are higher than my ways.
Tonight we had our last night of Sisters in Christ for the year. We will resume in September (everything gets planned around tourists down here). We elected new officers and I was elected President. It was unanimous with the exception of my vote... Read more
Eating disorder awareness.
Yesterday I was reading an article about a woman that lost 537 pounds through bariatric surgery, but is now suffering from anorexia. The way the article is written it sounds as if the girl lost weight, and then gained an eating disorder. NEWSFLA... Read more
Traveling and healthy eating.
I was traveling this weekend, which wreaked havoc on my healthy eating. Had anyone been with me I probably would have been far more motivated to plan options that didn't come from a drive thru window. Unfortunately, I was alone and went with sim... Read more
I have been using photos to keep in touch with my accountability partner, and to remind myself that I'm making good choices. It's a easy to do, and impossible to fudge on what I tell my accountability partner. You know what they say, "A picture ... Read more
It's that kind of day.
I have been extremely motivated and energetic today. I've had a much more hectic schedule for the past week, and I think it has gotten me in the habit of being very active. It's like the more I do, the more I want to do. That is a great feeling!... Read more
Accountability is where it's at!
I have an accountability partner. To keep it simple we are going to use pictures. We will send pics of what we eat and selfies while we are at the gym working out. I found that I certainly made a better choice for breakfast because I had to sho... Read more
It's time to choose.
Every day I am faced with hundreds, maybe even thousands, of choices. Each choice I make either brings me closer to, or farther away from, the goal I so desperately long to reach. Nobody makes those choices for me, so I have no right to complain... Read more
That's so motivating!
I am very visual, so I have incorporated a new strategy for tracking my weight loss. I have started using a "Pounds to Go" jar and a "Pounds Lost" jar. I started with 77 marbles in my "Pounds to Go" jar, a marble for each pound I need to lose in... Read more
I may be down, but I'm not out.
I have been away for several days because things have been up and down for a couple weeks now. It all began with a neighbor and dear friend discovering that she had bone cancer and passed away eight days later. I was crushed because it all happe... Read more
There's an athlete in there, and she's begging to be released.
I look at my journey, and I see a lot of successes and also many failures. Today, I have started reading over some of my past blogs to see where I've struggled and celebrated along the way. I find that this has really been renewing my motivation... Read more
Beware of the sniper.
I have been a habitual over eater for about 8 years, it became my defense mechanism in an abusive relationship. When I got out of that situation I discovered that some very self-destructive behaviors had formed.
After a lot of prayer, and many... Read more