Posts Tagged ‘diet’

Stalls… I hate them

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me~ Phil 4:13

A few days ago I woke up with Phil. 4:13 running through my head and heart. Lately have been having feelings of failure, especially as it relates to weight loss. I know that I am not a failure but it is hard not to feel that way when the numbers on the scales refuse to budge. (more…)

What’s your excuse?

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.  ~Don Wilder and Bill Rechin

Last week I started reading the blog of Sean Anderson. His blog chronicles his weight loss journey and how he met and is currently maintaining his goal. I started reading his blog at Day 1 and became inspired to add more exercise to my daily routines. Sure I had been going to the gym, but sometimes I had reasons also known as excuses as to why I could not make it to the gym on any given day. While reading Sean’s blog I thought to myself if a 500 pound man can get out and walk so can I. I made a plan to walk everyday of  Winter Break in order to help build a new habit. (more…)

I’m my own obstacle

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it ~ M. Scott Peck

Everybody needs time to themselves. Time to relax, think, pray, refocus or just time to get away and be alone for a few minutes. Sometimes I feel like I have a difficult time carving out a few minutes to just focus on me. Work, family, household chores, and other obligations consume more of my time than I would like. The problem with never having a minute alone is that eventually I become a grouch and unpleasant to be around. (more…)

An honest post on weight gain

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Its hard to continue to drop weight during the holidays. Last week I went to three holiday parties, and had an office and mail room full of tempting treats. I would love to say that I resisted temptation and it fled from me, but I can not honestly make that statement. I resisted for a little while but then I gave into my desire to taste so many homemade yummy goodies. I am disappointed to admit it but I gained some weight last week.  I don’t really know why I made the decision to over indulge and eat way too many sweets and other foods that are not good for me. I am disappointed that I did not have the will power to say no or to even say I will eat but I will do so in moderation. I am especially disappointed that I did so well for the past several months only to fall flat on my face this week. (more…)


Sunday, December 11th, 2011

I have officially lost 65 pounds this year. The last few pounds lost have been hard fought, but the fight is mine to win this time.  Madilyn weighs 30 pounds, it is hard for me to believe that I have lost the weight equivalent to two small children. Some days I don’t feel like I look like I have lost that much weight. (more…)

Water, Water, Water…

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital~ Kelly Barton

Once I got serious about loosing weight, I made it a point to drink more water. Prior to starting this journey I would drink an average around 12 ounces of water per day. I am now drinking an average of 80 ounces of water everyday. This total accounts for only plain water not tea, coffee, or any other water source.  (more…)