Down 31 Pounds And Counting

Down 31.2 Pounds & Counting It’s been a long road of changes.  Trial and error.  Ups and downs.  Any time you’re making major changes in your life, ANY type of changes, it can be tiring.  Well, this weight loss thing is no different.  It’s hard!  It’s challenging!!  It’s exhausting!!!  But it’s worth it! Two years ago I crossed the 200.0 lbs mark on my scale.  I literally sat down and cried.  I hadn’t been that heavy since I was pregnant with {Read More}

Running for People Who Hate Running

Running For People Who Hate Running Can I be honest for a second? I HATE running. Hate it. If I could choose any one thing to eliminate from the face of the earth forever, it would probably be a toss up between cockroaches and running. But…in the years I’ve been fighting the good fitness fight, I have yet to find an exercise that is better for my overall health than running. And, trust me, I’ve tried them all: power walking, {Read More}

Overcoming Unhealthy Eating Habits

Overcoming Unhealthy Eating Habits Lots of people love food. I don’t. In fact, my feelings about food hover somewhere between “basic necessity” and “worst enemy”. I cannot recall a time that I have eaten food without feeling either rushed and/or guilty. The idea of sitting down to eat a meal and purely enjoying the experience without nagging fears of gaining weight or appearing greedy is a novel concept to me. It seems strange to write this out. Even reading this {Read More}

Jump Start Your Health

Jump Start Your Health In August I had enough of feeling lousy, tired, and feeling my heart flutter. I knew I was not eating in a way that producing good health- ice cream, cookies, cake, are not parts of a well-balanced diet. In my head I knew I needed to change things around drastically. However, the will power to do so was just not there. In the evening I would crack and grab a few cookies from the pantry or {Read More}

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.  How do you make a lifestyle change? One step at a time. When we decide that we are going to lose weight, we begin to think of all of the things we need to do in order to reach our goals. Eat better. Consume fewer calories. Drink more water. Exercise. Where many of us run into trouble is in trying to tackle all of {Read More}

In Pursuit of Health…

In Pursuit of Health.. I am excited to report that my month of May went much better than all the months so far this year.  Not because of exercise, though.  I have to admit that I did not exercise much.  However, I still reduced my weight by more* than 18 pounds.  I started really REALLY actively DOing the program I started on May 5th.  I started a couple weeks before that with reading and study to begin the process of {Read More}

Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward   One of our son’s favorite movies is Disney’s “Meet the Robinsons.” It is a sweet story of a little boy named Lewis who is able to go forward in time to meet his future family and self. Lewis discovers that eventually his life’s motto will be “Keep Moving Forward.”   This month, God has had to remind me through His Word that even in weight loss “Keep Moving Forward” is an important phrase to remember.   {Read More}

Knowing What Needs to Change And Changing It

Knowing What Needs to Change – And Changing It! One of the hardest things in weight loss can actually be knowing what you need to change.  Or maybe you know what to change but don’t know where to start. Always began this weight loss journey with your doctor.  Sometimes it’s just not as simple as eat less & healthier and exercise more.  Sometimes there are other issues going on with your body and those may need to be addressed first. {Read More}

Even Baby Steps…

How did YOU do last month?  I hope you’re doing better than me! My children and I traveled to Utah and back and then the whole family took a trip to Ft. Lauderdale all within the first 16 days of April.  The drive to Utah was accomplished in two days each way and the Ft. Lauderdale trip was a long one.  All of it was wonderfully exhausting. I did get a bit more walking and movement in during all the {Read More}

Trying to Regain My Focus

Trying to Regain My Focus I am amazed and sad with myself at how easy it is for me to become sidetracked and lose my focus.  It’s all to easy for little things to challenge journey on bettering myself (eating better and consistently working out).  Now throw in a few major things becoming problems in my world and I have not only fallen off the wagon but it has officially run me over! This is not something that I am {Read More}