Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Realize that I have a preschool mind! While getting ready for work the other day, I started thinking. This is what came up!
The ABC's of weight loss!
A....ask for help! Your family and friends will encourage you, prayer for you, and just be there! Just ask. prepared! Never wait until you are so hungry you will eat anything. Think ahead!
C...check calories. Some foods have more calories than you think.
D...drink water. Enough said!
E...everything. Don't deprive yourself. You can each anything but within limits.
F...feelings. Don't eat because of your feelings...sad, happy, mad, celebrating! Think before you eat.
G...get up and exercise! It will make you feel better!
H...holidays are only one day not months and weeks.
I...invent new recipes that fit your taste.
J...journey not a diet. It is not a diet!
K...keep going! You will make it! yourself! You are who you because God created you but you are His temple. His temple should be the best that He designed it to be.
M...move more! Turn it off and get up. excuses any more! Now is the time! day at a time! Get through today and tomorrow will take care of its self!
P...prayer. God will help you make it through. Rely on Him!
Q...quit waiting for Monday, the first of the month, or year, or after this or ...... just do it.
R....rough! It may get rough but keep looking at your goal!
S....stick to it and you will see success. Don't give up!
T...take time for yourself. If you are selfish in getting healthy, your family will have you around longer.
U...unhealthy...gone are the days of being unhealthy!
V...victory is sweet. Reaching goals is fabulous!
W...weigh once a week. Don't weigh every day! Those scales are crazy!
X...x-cited! OK not a x but! Get excited about getting healthy! can do it! Remind yourself of that everyday!
Z....zealous attitude. This just means go at it with enthusiasm! Don't think about what you cannot have think nut about what you can and how you are going to succeed!

Friday, January 22, 2010


"You look so good since you had surgery." That's the statement I heard last week from someone. It was offensive to me. Why? Because I didn't! I have worked really hard to lose the weight I have lost and it was not from surgery.

I am so proud that I didn't have surgery when I had to opportunity. I am glad that for me I have taken the road less traveled. I probably would have lost my weight quicker but I think I have changed more by not having surgery. I am not belittling anyone for having it. I did what was best for me.

So if anyone ask you, NO I didn't have surgery. For me it's been all about eating right, exercise, water, and prayer!


I haven't written anything for a month. I guess I haven't had much to say. Nah I have always have something to say.

Over the last two years I have done lots of exercises. Walking inside and outside, stationary bike, my blue bike, walking video, Curves, and personal training. I was walking with Darla and Shauna this week and Darla reminded me of what it was like when I first started exercising. It was so hard! I could barely walk 4 or 5 laps around our church gym before needing to sit down. There were many people there to lie to me. They would lie and say "I don't know how many we've walked. Come on we have a few more." They lied for my best interest. Ok It wasn't lying.

Not only have I had many different exercises but I've had many people be there while exercising. Diana, Tina Lee, Susie, Pennie, Abbie, the girls, Candi, Needra, Kerri, Michelle, Melissa, Shauna, Chastity, Suzonne, Mother, Darla, Peggy H. and Stephen! OH MY GOODNESS I hope I didn't forget anyone. I've had some people to walk with me down the journey!

What has been going on the last few weeks? Workouts! Love Workout Wednesdays! Each Wednesday, four of us stay after church and work out with Stephen. Stephen is our Bob and Jillian. Of course he is much nicer. This doesn't mean he doesn't push us. He does. The only thing I dread is the soreness that usually comes two days later! This week I was sore the morning after.

It's funny how I went from dreading the exercising to craving it. I know I've lost my mind! I try to do some kind of exercise between 5 and 6 days a week. It makes me feel good and it makes me get to my goal faster.

The only thing I have left to say is this...take it a day at a time and get up and move! IT WILL MAKE LIFE BETTER!