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So glad you stopped by to visit today. I hope you find something useful, thought provoking, motivational or just entertaining about my blog. I would be so pleased if you would leave a comment or two and please come back often.

Thank you to all my weight loss friends!!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Weigh in day

Well, I had my weigh in today at work for my weight loss challenge. I lost 1.2 pounds. I really thought I was going to have a better week but I should look at the big picture, in five weeks I have lost 9.8 pounds. I'm still in second place so that's a good thing. I went for a 45-minute walk every day this week and I've been eating according to my plan all week. Drinking tons of water!!! I'm doing low carb, high protein and vegetables.  I guess I really have to look at how much I really am eating even though I am low carb maybe I'm eating too much of something? Maybe I'm just not eating enough?  I guess I'll have to play with it a little bit and see what happens, any suggestions?
Going out to dinner tonight with my husband. The way I'm feeling right now I just want to eat everything!!! Sure would love a nice mac and cheese or a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs LOL but I will try to pick wisely keeping my weight loss challenge in mind. Most of the participants are men. There are only two girls so all the other girls in the plant are rooting for me.  I'm feeling a little pressure to say the least. Everyone asks me every Friday morning how I did with my weigh in. So far I haven't had to say I gained any weight at least I have lost weight each week!!!! It's an average of about 2 pounds a week which is a good average but I need to lose a little bit faster because of this challenge.  I only have one month left!!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!
Who is watching the Superbowl and what kind of snacks will you be eating during the game?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Trying something new!

Yesterday I went and checked out an all women's a Cappella group that I'm interested in joining.  I sang in my highschool chorus many many years ago and for several years now I have been thinking how fun it would be to get into that again.  I was very nervous but brave as I walked in not knowing a single person.  All the ladies were so nice and welcoming that it didn't take me long to relax.  They are a very professional group and I have to go through several stages before I even become a member and that's if they even pick me.  I have to sing in front of a board of 12 members with a quartet for the audition. They give me eight weeks to learn a song with the group before I can actually audition.  It will be a challenge for sure but I know I can do it.  The ladies said they will help me to prepare for it.  I'm just gonna take it one step at a time, but give it my all!!  Ohhh how I love to sing with a group.  This will also give me something else to focus on besides eating...lol.  Wish me luck!!!

Monday, January 30, 2017

I'm Back!!!

The last time I posted here was Feb. 2012.  Wow!  I almost forgot I even had this blog.  I have really been geared up this year to lose some weight and then I remembered I still had this blog.  Went back in and started reading some of my old posts and that got me motivated to get back in here and start posting again.  I remember getting lots of support from fellow bloggers in here and right now I can use all the help I can get.  So here I go again!!!  It's good to be back!!!
I am in a weight loss challenge at work.  We started Jan. 3rd.  There are 7 of us in it and it costs $100.00 dollars each.  Our final weigh in will be February 3rd. The winner will be decided by total percentage lost.  I started at 204.4 lbs and have lost 8.2 lbs so far.  Last week I was in second place!!
I figure it will be a good motivator for me even if I don't win.  I'll still be a winner either way...or should I say loser...LOL
Wish me luck!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Good Reading!!

I am recommending the book "Just 10 LBS" by Brad Lamm. He appears on the Dr. Oz show and is a recommended reading from Dr. Oz for weight loss issues. I have been reading it and have learned alot about why I binge and how to overcome my eating addiction.
Just read this in the Just 10 Lbs book and it really opened my eyes. Our health doesn't just belong to us. It belongs to our families also. If I were to suffer a debilitating illness it would be my family that would have to take care of me thus changing their live's forever. I would think of the stress, worry, anxiety etc. that it would put them through. If I love those who love me I will honor my body and not engage in "health" destructive behaviors. I will make healthy choices every day to honor my body, myself and my family who I love and cherish dearly!!!
Going out for my walk now!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

What the scale doesn't tell you.

Someone posted this on my facebook page and just had to share it with you!!
It's not about the numbers...it's about honoring your body and making good choices everyday to keep it healthy so that it can do all the amazing things it was meant to do for you everyday of your life...Take good care of your body,  it's the only one you've got! 
Eat Healthy! Play Healthy!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Love yourself!!

Working on loving myself more...trying to accept that a couple of extra inches around my waist does not define me as a person.  I have many reasons to love my body:
I have two strong legs that take me where I need to go and never fail me!!  I have hands and arms that are capable of working hard to earn a living but also can give loving embraces to those I care about.  This body brought forth my 3 beautiful children who I cherish dearly.  I have eyes that help me to see and appreciate all the beautiful things in this world that God has put before us like rainbows and flowers and radiant sunsets.  My nose allows me to enjoy wonderful smells like a fresh Spring breeze, newly mowed grass, warm cookies straight from the oven,  and the baby smell of a tiny infant.  My ears allow me to hear a babbling brook, birds chirping, peepers peeping, the sound of my children's laughter, and my husband's I love yous.  My skin let's me feel loving touches, warm Spring breezes and gentle Summer showers.  My heart is strong and loving.  My mouth let's me share my deepest feelings and enjoy the tastes of all kinds of wonderful food and allows me to nourish this gift I have been given.  I will do everything in my power to take care of my body, to appreciate it so much more and give it all the health it deserves.  After all... it really has done so much for me my whole life.  So for all of you....please love yourself and your body no matter what stage in life you are in and take good care of it.  It's the only one you've got!