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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Losing to Win 2015

Well, hello blog world... long time no write.

For those of you that have been with me before welcome back. 
For those of you that are here for the first time WELCOME. 

A little business up front: You will find that my posts are generally conversations I have had or am having with myself.  You may not find it interesting, funny or inspirational... you may even find it boring.  That's ok.  :-)  I will tell you that I DO NOT spell well, could care less about punctuation or grammar so, if those things are important to you I'm sorry in advance.

We're starting a new competition tomorrow.  Weigh in #1 of a six week challenge in which the goal is to lose 5% of my body weight. I am EXCITED.

I started my weight loss journey again back in May with a "Biggest Loser" group that was run by my friend Sarah... there have been A LOT of ups and A LOT of downs but I have lost weight.  It has been SLOW... but, I am losing.  Additionally, I'm down 2 pant sizes and 1 bra size (band not cup).  These physical changes did not become apparent to me until about 2-3 weeks ago. 

Since it's January 3rd then you all know that the holidays just passed and for the first time probably in my ENTIRE life I did not gain weight.  When I weighed in on Jan 1st I was EXACTLY the same weight I was in the 2nd week in December.  I'm had some loss and some gain in there but in the end I have neither... for that I am THRILLED!  I didn't think it was possible and that has gotten me thinking.

How often do we sell ourselves short by not believing in our ability to do something different?  How many of you said, "It's the holidays so I'll probably gain TEN pounds!"  How many of you ended the holidays being right?  How many of you at some point actually said out loud or even just to yourself, "I'm gonna start losing weight 'next year' so I may as well go all out.  After all, it's THE HOLIDAYS. 

Then at the end of each year we take stock in our situation, realize we didn't gain just 5 but 10, not 10 but 15 and tell ourselves we will do something different.  And every year we start off the next with a renewed, although pretend, faith in ourselves and our ability to follow through.  We make resolutions to change, improve, adjust or whatever but the year rolls on, birthdays come, vacation comes, stress, work, LIFE comes along and the next thing we know it's the "holidays" yet again and we are right back where we started.  Up TEN pounds and "STARTING OVER".

How about this year you don't
"start over"
How about this year you 

In 2014 I did NOT gain weight during the holidays, I didn't lose either but I call that a win. Suddenly, I have a renewed faith in myself and I find it propelling me into this new year.  Did you realize that if you lost just 1 pound per week this year at the end you would weigh 52 pounds less?  If you averaged a 2 pound loss you would weigh 104 pounds less....

I know that's not possible for everyone because you don't have that much to lose but that just means you can get to your goal sooner.  

For me it won't happen with crash dieting, starving myself and obsessing over exercise.  For me it's eating MORE, A LOT MORE nutrient dense food and moving my body more.  I'm not going on a diet or planning to hit the gym 7 days a week.  I am not in it to chase a fad that will fizzle when my adrenaline runs out or when LIFE happens. I have no plans to make myself miserable with restrictions.  For me it means making small changes in my day to day life that will yield BIG results in the end... Here's to a new year.  I look forward to it.

Monday, September 5, 2011


I'm taking a leaf out of kari's book and writing down some goals for this week. I've been working this side business (Tastefully Simple: ) and KICKIN BUTT with it. Makin money, building a team and having a blast!!! I earned an all expense paid trip to Cancun Mexico in April of next year. Hit me the other day that I don't want to be a fatty-fatty come April so I'd better start working on things now.

Anyway, I realize that with my TS business i'm setting goals all the time and i'm meeting or exceeding them when i do. The reason: When I have something to focus on I'm successful. Love this quote:

Obsticles are what you see when you take your eye off your goal!

I haven't been suceeding in losing weight or getting healthy because i have had no goal to look at. SO>>>> Here goes:

This weeks Goals:

#1: I will eat 5 meals per day
#2: I will drink at least 100 oz. of water everyday.
#3: I will exercise 5 times this week (30 mins minimum)
#4: I will watch 1 hour (or less) of TV each day.
#5: No Starbucks
#6: No fast food or fried food
#7: No Soda

#2: I feel fat every time I look in the mirror
#3: I will have more clothes to wear
#4: I will spend the time with my daughter
#5: Because I can and I'm sick of making excuses.

One day you'll stop making excuses and when that day comes, that's when your life starts to change.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I've been Lost

I know I've been MIA for a while.

I am completely not eligible to win this month so no worries... and honestly i haven't been doing well.

But I found this text in my phone that I had sent myself a while ago and I wanted to share.

"One day you run out of excuses and when that day comes, that's when your life starts to change..."

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Six Days In

Well, here we are Six days in and LOL so far I've done just about NOTHING toward this weight loss goal.

HOWEVER, things are going SOOOOOOO great in my world. I'm busy like crazy and in many ways stressed to the max. But, my new job is amazing!!!!!! I have realized more and more lately what an amazing position I've been put in. God must have some big plans for me or something because I'm brushing elbows with some very important people. I LOVE IT!

Also, my little side business is BOOMING! I recently made Team Leader with Tastefully Simple and now I'm rolling in the dough. LOL OK, so that $50 bonus check does not yet equal "rolling in the dough" but it's sure exciting to me. I've got some big goals set this month for progressing even further in my business. Any chance any of you are looking for a FUN and EXCITING way to make some extra cash for your family. Christmas is coming soon!!! Do you have a plan that doesn't include racking up your credit card bills? Just something to think about.

Anyway, I'm heading to Minnesota on Tuesday for National Conference with Tastefully Simple and I'm SOOOOOO EXCITED. Can't wait to hang out with my Taste Buds again, some of them I only get to see twice a year when we gather for a TS event.

On a weight loss note; I ended up losing like 6 pounds last month. I didn't spend any time at all doing exercise just changing some of my eating habits that I'd went back to over the last few months. I'm thrilled to death that I ended the month with a loss and I'm quite certain I'll do it again. I'm not competing any more... I mean, I'm going to participate but I'm not going to push for the prize. I'm just planning to work steadily and constantly to see a loss. There were some months when my loss was simply 1 pound and I was so proud. I'm going back to that attitude. A loss is a loss and slow and steady beats the hell out of a roller coaster ride!

Later Gaters!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

It's a loss baby!!!

Well, I didn't blog enough last month to win anything, oh and I sent in my weight LATE... I've been working such strange hours it's hard to keep on top of my game.

Had a loss this month though. First time in a while so i'm WAY WAY WAY excited about that. Hoping to post a loss this month too.

Congrats to all the winners! Great work!

Friday, July 22, 2011

wow have i been slackin!!

not so much on the diet and exercise area but in the blogging... and participating in this competition area. Sorry to all of you!!! usaually i'm WAY better than this at supporting and reading blogs etc. I know we all have busy lives so i won't waste time telling you how mine is so much more busy than any of yours.

I have been doign better this month. Hoping to post a loss. I'm still not competing up to the level that I know i can.

Hopefully next month will go much better than this one.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Two years old

My daughter turned 2 last weekend and we celebrated her birthday this Sunday. It was a great party with all of my family present. There have been some family feuds happening over the last year or so that have prevented some of my extended family from being in the room together but for my daughters birthday they all came showed up. All but one at least... my prayer is that she'll follow shortly.

It was SO much fun to watch my daughter turn two. To reflect on all that we've been through over the past few years and to marvel at how much my family has grown and what we've all accomplished together. With that came a reflection of where I have been, what I've been through and how much I've grown personally.

To be honest with you the over all picture is beautiful and wonderful and I've very happy about it all. In the last two years I've been promoted TWICE, started a new side business (Tastefully Simple) in which I am thriving, my husband went back to work after being unemployed and we were able to buy a new home. Our new house has been the most unbelievable gift from God... Truly a dream come true. I walk/ran two half marathons and lost TONS of weight. Those are just the BIG things, there are tons of small accomplishments that I could go on and on about but... WOW just those things are AMAZING!

Not to diminish any of my accomplishments I took some time to reflect on the things I wanted to accomplish and there were a few things that went unfinished. One of which is to lose 100 pounds. I set out a goal after my daughter was born to lose 100 pounds in a year. I didn't do it in a year. As a matter of fact I have yet to get there. I got DANG close but never did get there.

In September it will be two years from my original declaration of intent to accomplish that goal. It will be a BIG stretch to make it there by September but not an impossible feat. So, I'm bringing that goal back. Obviously I missed my one year mark but I'm gonna aim for the 2 year.

My goal is be be down 100 pounds from my post delivery weight by September.

That means I want to weigh in on September 1st at 276 pounds or less. :D

I can totally do this!...

I had better get started. LOL