Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’

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…)

Before, During…After is yet to come

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

I have been asked to be the member of the month at my gym. I was honored but a little nervous at having my photos on display for the world to see.  (more…)

Stuck but not discouraged

Monday, February 13th, 2012

I have not lost a single pound in the last 50 days. My scale and my body will not budge from the 65 pounds lost mark.  Sometimes I just want to pick the scale up and throw it out the window, but then I would have to pay not only to fix the window but for a new scale. (more…)

The Motivation I Needed

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

I have been in a little bit of a slump in the fitness area of my life. I ended 2011 with an amazing (at least its amazing to me) loss of 65 pounds. Lately I have found myself a little discouraged at being in a stall for the entire month of January. (more…)

6 Ways to Decrease Calorie Intake

Monday, January 30th, 2012

We all know that the best way to drop unwanted pounds is to burn more calories than we consume.  Over the past year I have been really looking at what I eat, when I eat, and why I eat. I have found that while I watch calorie intake that there are some easy things I can do on a daily basis in order to reduce my overall intake on a regular basis. (more…)

The other side of the store

Monday, January 9th, 2012

I finally decided that I needed to make a few clothing purchases. I could not continue to wearing baggy and uncomfortable stuff to work. A lot of time in my days have been spent pulling up my pants and adjusting my shirts. I love shopping, but I hate shopping for clothes. I can never find anything that fits just right or that is flattering (in my eyes). I don’t know why designers think that over weight people want to were loud colors and designs that verge on being clown like. I don’t get it. (more…)

5 Questions about Weight Loss

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

This journey will require you to make tough sacrifices, but look at it as embracing healthy choices rather than denying self.~ Lysa Terkeurst

Last year I got serious about my health. Part of getting serious meant changing the way I think about food and changing my eating habits. I left 65 pounds back in 2011 and they can stay there forever. My plan for 2012 includes continuing on the path to a more healthy lifestyle for myself and my family. (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…)

It’s not easy

Monday, December 5th, 2011

I have not blogged about weight loss in a while.  Don’t worry I have NOT fallen off the wagon I have just had more festive things to blog about lately.  I am happy to report that I was able to maintain during Thanksgiving and since then I have lost a few additional pounds. Now if I can keep away from our frosted sugar Christmas cookies I’ll be doing good.  (more…)