One step at a time... hang in there!
I see where I need help. I am impatient, impulsive, and stop caring when life gets tough.
It is a virtue to stick to your plans, even when things get tough. Life is not fair, and there will never be a perfect time to start.
Now is the ... Read more
Discouraged (why does this take so long!?)
I think I am the most impatient person I know. Maybe that is a huge part of my problem. I always want everything NOW, I need to exercise patience.
They finally called for my next appt for surgery. It took 2 weeks after getting the 'green li... Read more
I realize now how important it is to have goals. Not only weight loss, but for your life.
I prayed for a long time last night. I asked for guidance on how to make some real changes. I prayed for the wisdom to make decisions that will help m... Read more
Walking The DOGS (photos)
It was not so much walking as being DRAGGED up and down all creation by two over exuberant dogs! Me and my husband have decided that rather then letting them run on their own (we have 14 acres) to walk them and teach them obedience.
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Pureed Fish Sticks (gastric sleeve)
Here's the deal. I am getting surgery soon, and will have to process my food in a baby food processor.
Now, although fish sticks are NOT the healthiest food on the planet, that is what the family wanted. I only had 2 very skinny fi... Read more
Weight Loss Coach
Howdy. I have been in a GREAT mood lately, knowing that I am making real changes that are going to help me create and keep up healthy habits.
The Beck Diet Solution reminds me, however, that the first 2-3 weeks are often easier because we a... Read more
Beck Diet Solution
The psychologist recommended this book...
I am using much of my free time reading this...
I am doing pretty good on my diet changes. I am proud of what I have accomplished.
Must run, love to you all.
ps I am also helping a y... Read more
Advice From Linda Spangle
Linda Spangle wrote a wonderful book, and when I have used it, I have had success. I am re-reading it now. She also has a free daily e-mail that she sends out for inspiration, check it out, she has a way of reaching the core of why you eat, and ... Read more
Myriad of Photos of Where I Live, Shell Knob
I thought I would share with you just how rural I live. There are many cows, cornfields, and winding roads. I did great on my plan yesterday, spending 6 hours plus cleaning, and moving out a barn. I moved everything from 400 boards, to antique r... Read more
How does one climb a mountain? One step at a time.
I have BIG plans, and want to make BIG changes. I think this stems from the thinking that I want it NOW. I want to see things happen quick.
Unfortunately, losing weight is a process.
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Biggest Loser Season 6
In an attempt to light a fire under my butt, I am watching the biggest loser on Netflix, season six.
As I watch all these people, I wonder about how they must feel, getting weighed for the first time.
One woman states that her family t... Read more
Given the 'green light' for surgery!
This process takes sooooo long.
But yesterday, I met with the Psych evaluator, Dr Essmen, to go over the 3 hour test I took to see if I am mentally ready for this big life change.
He talked with me and my husband for quite a while. He ... Read more
Mommy, what will you do when you lose weight??
My innocent little daughter asked me this as we lie in bed, looking at the moon through the curtains. I look up at the sky, the stars twinkle. Stars that I have looked at since I was a little girl, much like my own little one. Six years old is a... Read more
When 4x is too tight!
I really hate this. I feel so huge today, my shirts are way too tight, and they are a 4x! Will they ever be big on me? I look in the mirror now, and see how it stretches ov... Read more
Getting my drivers license and being honest
I have never, never put my real weight on my license. Ever.
Why? Pride. Shame. Self delusion. I always thought I could lose the weight to match my drivers license. What an optimist!
Well, my dearest friends. This time, I put my actual ... Read more