Just the way I am!

Last year, Easter was two weeks away and I wanted so much to fit into a dress I had in my closet for over a year. This year I’ve done nothing but kick myself for gaining half my weight loss back. I’ve had many do over weeks but something always happens and I mess up. Usually, its weather related or stress. My two biggest obstacles I have when trying to lose weight.

Today, I got out that dress and decided to put it on (if possible). I put it on without any shape wear. Made me feel a lot better about myself. Of course today’s picture isn’t as nice as last yrs. but I have no make up on, my hair is not fixed, and I did mention no shape wear.

Here is the picture so u can see for yourself.

I learned that my weight will go up and down. I have to want to lose weight to lose it. It’s not easy to lose but so easy to gain. I can reach my goal again. I am who I was a year ago if not better. I may let the scale intimidate me but I always come out a winner in the end! Nobody, looks good all the time. Pictures are deceiving. Happiness comes from the inside not the outside. I’m just the way I am!

Have a great day! Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!

My Struggle is so real!

I thought that January was a rough month till February came. The first 1/2 anyway. I had the winter blues for a few days. Our weather is crazy. It was cold one week then we had rain the next and that caused some flooding in the area. Thank goodness I’m on top the mountain.

The past couple days have been awesome. The sun has been out and the temperature is in the mid 70’s. Now, I can actually get outside and relieve built up tension by walking or jogging.

I also need to get off this weight I gained back. It’s crazy, it took a year to lose enough weight for me to feel happy and comfortable with my appearance and I felt pretty healthy too. In three months I gained back half of what I lost. Many factors contributed. Holiday goodies, weather, lack of sleep, and a lot of stress. Let’s be real though. The biggest problem is I ate way more than necessary. It had nothing to do with burning calories because I still managed getting a workout inside the house. I just ate too much food that was bad for me. I let my emotions take over and I would eat junk food to make me feel better. Now I have to work extra hard to get in shape again.

You ever wonder about those that look like their lives are put together? Do they really enjoy getting up in the morning and exercising? Do they make mistakes? Do they not have stress? Is their life that perfect? My guess is no because perfection is really something you try to get but doesn’t really exist. That’s my opinion anyway. The closest to perfection is doing your best! So, I just have to ask myself everyday, was that the best you could do?

Thanks so much for reading and be the best you can be! God Bless!

January 8th 2018…..How is your year so far?

I’ve been trying to make this a great year.

It is definitely going to be challenging but I am sticking to at least trying. It can’t hurt to try.

I have a calendar in my room. Each day I color code how the day went. I have Red for great, Pink for good, Blue for okay, and Black for bad. The first week of January I’m happy to say it has five pink and two red.

How awesome, right? Well, not really. It actually comes down to how you look at things. I’m sure if I took the same days and put them in 2017 there would be two pink and five blue. It sounds as though I lowered my standards this year. I’m actually just am trying to be more grateful. Being grateful and being more thankful for what God has given to you changes your outlook. It’s kinda like the glass half full verses the glass half empty.

I know with a lot of prayer and changing my attitude. I can have a great year. Is it going to be easy? No, it’s going to take a lot of work. However, just like anything else. The harder you work for something the more you appreciate it in the end.

Here’s to another week!

Thanks for reading and God Bless!

Happy New Year!

Well, it been four months since I last blogged.

I thought for sure a yr of blogging about dieting and exercising was enough.

Then I learned my life didn’t stop, just my writing. Writing that seemed to help me if no one else.

I reached my weight goal and I thought everything would be easy from there.

That was my first mistake. I’m so happy 2017 is behind me. It was a very hard year. It was so rough that I am having a hard time to remember the good things that happened.

I know there was many blessings but my eyes are blinded by the bad. So much sickness, loss of loved ones, and everything seemed to keep falling apart causing more financial strain.

This lead me to gain ten pounds. Actually, too much eating caused the ten pounds. However, stress leads me to make bad eating choices.

I am not going to be doing a diet/exercise blog this year. I’m going to just blog when I feel like it. I also just want to blog because it helps me see things a little more clearer. I do know that I want to blog about happy things because I don’t want this year to end with me thinking I’m so glad it’s over. I want to end it thinking I hope next year is great too.

So, here’s to the best year ever! May God Bless Us Everyone!

Day  67  My Struggle……..

This post is coming way earlier than usual. It’s a little after one here and I usually do not get my blog in before eight or later. I’m not sure what time I will get back tonight. We have to take my college girl back to school. Then from there we have to go to the funeral home. 

It’s going to be a sad evening all the way around. I know with God I will get through this day. 

There is something good I’m waiting on to happen today. A sweet young couple from church are going to become parents to a beautiful baby girl. The saying goes “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in everyday.”  That is so true! No matter how bad a day is if you look for the good you can find it. However some people can take a good day and find only the bad. We all have been guilty of this. So let us not focus on bad things and focus on good. If we do this I’m sure our week will look much brighter.

I have been walking around my house to get in my steps. I gave 8000 so far. If I can’t get 2000 more before bed than I have a problem. I have in 70 active minutes. No planking today! 

Going back on watching my calories. I sure did bomb out the last two evenings with my oldest. I tried to only eat half of my gelato which would if been 420 calories. Didn’t work ate all 840 calories. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it though. Watching tv, talking and snacking with my oldest is something I have missed so much. It’s been six weeks since she’s been home all weekend. I know I can’t eat crazy and lose weight but I’m not going to do this every week either. I have days I splurge knowingly which are different than overeating just because I’m stressed, sad, or bored.

How are they different. If I overeat knowingly I cut calories elsewhere. If I do it because I’m stressed or sad I really don’t know how many calories I am consuming. I’m just eating to feel better and in the end I will feel worse. I’m not feeling bad about yesterday because I had control. Before I ate the other half I knew how many calories I would be eating. If I do it emotionally I can only guess.

All that matters is I’m on track today. How do I make up for the weekend. I just cut calories through the week. I figured out calories are calories. It takes a week for me to gain or lose on a scale.  So the days I have left I will cut some calories and put in a extra workout. Have you heard the saying ” I workout because I like to eat?” That is so me lol.

Thanks for reading and God Bless!