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Your Body Is A Gift

It was like I had a major light bulb moment. I mean for the last 6 years, weight loss has always been a goal along with getting more physically fit and stronger. And I've heard people say that you only have one body, and you need to take care of it blah blah blah...

But it's like I felt this on a personal level - like WAKE UP GIRL! You have ONE BODY. It's YOUR responsibility to take care of the GIFT that you have been given. I experienced this while I was in bed with pain in both of my feet. My right foot was throbbing from the arthritis, and my left foot was in as much pain from my plantar fasciitis. In that moment it didn't take a genius to figure out that my body is really dealing with a lot of inflammation. And that I had been eating more for fun than for healing and nutrition.

It was definitely another nudge for me to really work on focusing to eat with a purpose. Oh, another highly processed cookie, another scoop of ice cream, another handful of marshmallows re…

Another Week With Less Sugar Another Weigh In

I would say no sugar this past week, but that's not completely true. (Confession Time About Eating Sugar) but I have for the most part kept it in check.

What I have struggled with this week was stress eating and eating just because. You didn't think that after 26 or so days that I would never struggle again did you? I didn't. Yes it is easier to recognize what I'm doing and stop the behavior. But there are still times that I find myself struggling not to eat out of stress or just because. I'm not reaching for cookies, but reaching for something even healthy just because I'm stressed or bored or whatever emotion still isn't something that I want to do.

And I found myself eating several times this week past the point of being full and yet I continued to eat just because. I reached for snacks at night just because. So it looks like it might be time to pull the coloring book out more. It's hard to go for a walk at 9pm as a distraction (or it is for me). But I can pull the coloring book out while Hubby and I are watching tv. The point is.. if I'm hungry I should eat. If I'm not hungry and eating just to eat, then there is the underlying problem.

The awesome thing is that I am learning to recognize it which means I can work on changing the behavior.

That being said, last week I weighed in at 126.6 (What Happened When I Weighed In). This week I weighed in at


I was beating myself up a little because I know that I didn't totally listen to my body last week. I think once I am really in tune with my body - like I KNOW that I'm eating totally when I need to and not when I don't - then the number on the scale won't be that big of a deal to me. I really think that is what will happen. Until I reach that place, I won't know.  I'm currently not obsessed with that number, but until I put on more muscle mass, it does bother me a little.

But this is a process and I'm not trying to get to a certain weight. I'm working on getting physically and emotionally healthy, and I do feel that I am headed in the right direction.

I do feel the best that I have felt in years. I am so thankful for all of you who have helped me along this journey and continue to support me. And I want you to know that I support you also in your goals, your dreams and your journey to being the best version of you!

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