Is it time to step away from the scale?
I just read an article about knowing it's time to step away from the scale. I may be at that point. I get up every morning (almost every) and strip down to nothing… Even the Fitbit comes off. If the scale is not going in a downward direction, I ... Read more
"Dropping the weight" - Daily visualization
January 30, 2018 Daily Visualization: Imagine holding the amount of weight you want to lose as dumbbells in your hands. Then, visualize yourself walking, dropping the weights little by little and eventually running--completely free of the added ... Read more
Keeping the momentum going!
I'm so excited (and proud of myself)! Tonight we went to Applebee's for dinner and I had plenty of calories available for the meal; but I wanted to keep my serving sizes appropriate. So, I asked for a box and took 2/3 of my steak home and 1/2 of... Read more
Progress not perfection!
Looking back at yesterday, I am very proud of myself! I went to a ladies luncheon and it was catered(Buffet style). As anyone knows, these are very hard meals to track. I didn't know how the food was prepared or exactly what foods or quantities ... Read more
Well, life has a way of throwing a curve ball. This past week there was a parole hearing for one of the men responsible for my little brother's death. This man was paroled after serving 7 years of his sentence. I forgive him, but still struggle... Read more
Starting a new streak!!
Finally! The scale is moving in the right direction. . .down! I believe I've had weight loss for 2 weeks in a row. A new streak, one that I want to continue! I'm still have many challenges, but I have not given up. I will keep trying. I really l... Read more
Not giving up!!!!,
So, my intentions were to track, track, track this week. I was not successful. I gained weight too. :( The good news is that although I didn't meet my goals this week I did have some success. The holidays always involve a lot of food, treats, et... Read more
Baby Steps. . . are still steps forward!!
I'm trying to track food and fitness daily. Have I done that? Well, not totally, but I'm trying. I have tracked a few meals . . . baby steps. Today, is a new day and I can start again, and will this morning. Breakfast tracked! Shoveling snow, d... Read more
Raising the Bar
I've decided after a very rough week, that I need to do something to raise the bar and help me get back on track. This is such a rough time of year for me. In 2005, my younger brother was killed in a robbery where he worked. We had a funeral on... Read more
Still trying. . .and not expecting perfection.
The reality is that I'm not going to be perfect and that's okay. I'm going to keep trying even on rough days. I have a goal and as long as I keep moving forward it is still a forward motion. I have already found some things that I love about the... Read more
I should be closer to my goal by now, but am really struggling and have had several setbacks. I've gained some weight back (but am now losing again). Controlling my food choices and staying on track are really difficult for me right now. It seem... Read more
Spinning my wheels, but not going anywhere!
I'm feeling really disappointed in my current progress. I wanted to be closer to my goal at this point. I need to get going. I need to track, track, track, but haven't had the time to get on the computer or to do any planning. We are going to mo... Read more
Emotional or Stress Eating?
The past few weeks have been very stressful, and up until now, I thought that stress didn't effect my eating. WRONG!! I have been really struggling to do the basic things I need to do to stay on track. I haven't had the motivation, or desire to ... Read more
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A huge milestone!
I can't believe I have hit such a huge milestone. Thanks you Jesus!!!! I have never been able to maintain such big changes, and still feel good about them. In the past there was frustration, resentment, and a enormous feeling of deprivation. I d... Read more