Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Today is a new day!

I never thought I would end up blogging such a personal thing as a weight loss journey. Actually, I never thought I would end up blogging anything at all. But, lots of things have happened in the past two years that have become the catalyst for a whole bunch of changes in my life, and most of those changes have not been positive ones. Life has become an uninteresting, frustrating and lonely road through my time span here on earth-especially in the last 10 months. I won't bore you with all the details, but over the course of 2 years we adopted a baby girl from China, 7 months later my step-father died of complications from leukemia 2 weeks after he was diagnosed, 4 months later HIS father died unexpectedly, 3 months after that my 16 cousin was found dead in his bed of a drug overdose, and 6 months after that, my other grandfather died over Christmas. In the past ten months I, who have never had a weight problem, have gained 22 pounds and can no longer fit into any of my clothes. It has affected me mentally, physically, socially, and hurt my relationships with family members. I am sick to death of being tired, depressed, and embarrassed to go out in public. I saw my doctor on Monday, and hopefully with what I discussed with him and a new prescription for iron ( I am severely anaemic) I can get my energy level up, my weight back down, and get myself out of this rut I have been in. I invite you to follow my journey if you'd like. Encouragement and understanding from others is always a good thing. I am putting myself and my sanity back on my priority list. I want my confidence and my life back. Perhaps if I do it right, I can help inspire someone else to do the same. I am going to post my weekly weigh in, as well as a weekly stamp/papercraft project. This was something I loved to do and gave up on as well. I am a CTMH consultant, and am really looking forward into getting back into the swing of things! God bless!


  1. hey girl.... i am with you on your new pledge... u and me can face what ever life chucks as us.... xxx chat soon.. x

  2. Good luck to you on your weight loss journey. You can do it. Stay positive and you will succeed.

  3. Good for you!! You can do it!!! A few tips that I have learned.......

    #1 - It's only food!!!

    #2 - Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.

    #3 - Drink LOTS of water!!

    #4 - Don't give up your favorite treats, just limit them.

    #5 - Go out to dinner every 3 weeks or so. You will be surprised at how that will fill a need and you will not feel deprived.

    #6 - Hang in there!! It will get bad before it gets better but YOU CAN DO IT!!!

    #7 - Eat LOTS of popcorn when you want to munch. I actually use a cheap air popper from Walmart, spray it with Pam, then add some no calorie flavoring & salt. Super yummy!!

  4. Thanks for the encouragement ladies! I appreciate it so much! Tonight was already hard-my family ordered pizza because I was not in a cooking mood. I LOVE pizza...all that cheese and crust and the grease just floating on top of the pepperoni....LOL. I ate one piece instead of three, which for me is definitely progress.

  5. Good luck on your weight-loss quest! Losing weight is definitely not an easy thing to do (at least for me!) but if you put your mind to it, you can do it!