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Emotions and Weight

First, I have to say I have the best doctor in the world. I am so excited to have a doctor that actually listens to me, my concerns, and my body.

I have been thinking about my goal weight. Yesterday I told her I was going to want her to help me pick a goal weight. Where I want to end this journey. As I spoke to my doctor yesterday she said something very profound to me and I can’t stop thinking about it. “Weight is an emotional thing.” She said my body is going to pick its goal weight.

Weight is an emotional thing.

As our bodies change, our bodies know where to stop. Our bodies are only going to go so far. Weight is just a number. Doctors, she said, often put too much on that number. They are just one indicator of health. Not the only thing. She said the most important thing for me to do is to eat right, move my body, and be emotionally well and my body will work out the rest. I told her according to WW if my weight was outside what they considered the right goal weight I would need a letter. She reassured me that would not be a problem for her to write.

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A New Take on Weight Loss

So, I am nuts. I am. There is no way to say that other than to just speak it. I’m nuts. Why you ask? I am nuts because I am changing what has worked. I am going to step out of my comfort zone and take a leap of faith into a brand new world.

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I am taking my Weight Watchers that I absolutely love and admire and I am turning it on its head. I am going vegan. Or, at least I am going to try and go vegan. And yes, you can be vegan and still do Weight Watchers.

Why am I going vegan? Well, quite frankly I need to test a theory. I have read that veganism can help a number of medical issues. When I research my medical issues, a number of them are said that they can be helped by veganism. So, I figure, I need to try. I need to try and tackle some of these issues in a newer way.

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The Coronavirus and Weight Loss

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STAY HOME!

With the world on lockdown for us in the United States eating healthy has become almost insane. As we sit by the internet, television, or radio we are inundated with bad news. So, what are we to do?

My first suggestion is to obey are leaders who are calling us to stay home. As an immuno-compromised person, let me tell you, the importance of everyone staying home could be lifesaving to me and my best friend. If you don’t, if we catch the virus we can easily die. So please, stay home.

But, how do we lose weight if we are cooped up in the house. Let me be the first to tell you, I am struggling with this myself. In the past two weeks I have gained .6 lbs. I know that is not much, but to me it is. It is a realization that I KNOW I have not done what I should. I have gained it because while trying to preoccupy my time, I forget to eat. Then I gorge on food I know I shouldn’t be eating just to get my points in. Having the hubby run to Taco Bell because the only thing I have eaten all day is a banana and it is 4 p.m. I get it.

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Avoid it all costs….

Since I started my journey last March, I have had one focus. That focus of getting healthy. Losing weight has always been a goal, but that ultimate goal of being healthy was what kept me going.

Recently, I have fell into that dreaded trap. As I was getting closer and closer to that 100 lb mark I became obsessed with seeing if I was getting closer. If you have ever been on a diet, you know the one I mean. The one where you get on the scale three or four times a day just to see if it has moved. That’s been me. I have been visiting my WW Scale at home far too often.

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I did it!

Well, I did not thing this day would come for awhile, but here it is. Today when I walked into my WW meeting, I officially lost 100.6 pounds.

100 pounds gone!

The excitement from today has absolutely giddy. I honestly knew that it was a big deal, but seeing it, my heart skipped a beat. Normally I like to give some sort of tidbit or information on my blog, but today, I’m just celebrating.

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So, this is the year you are going to do it…

Those pesky New Years Resolutions are here again. We make promises we know we will never keep. Or we make them and don’t have the tools we need to make them succeed. Are you in that boat this year? One of the most common resolutions is to lose weight. The Health and Fitness industry makes millions on us every year. And more importantly, they want us to fail so we spend on our money with them next year.

Happy New Year! It’s time to tackle those pesky resolutions.
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Life has changed, but mission has stayed

I am sorry folks for not being more consistent with my blog postings. Life has been very strange for me the last few months.

First and foremost, I have remained consistent with my weight loss program. I have continued to work on tracking my food and increasing my activity. As of the writing of this post, I have lost 59.2 lbs! I am so excited about that. This has been a time of refreshing for me that I have needed.

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Fulfillment in One’s Own Skin

More than I would like to realize, I have been comparing myself to others. I compare myself to what they look like, what they do, and who they are. But I am finding that only does one thing. Make me unhappy.

As I travel this journey I’m on, I am coming to the terms of one thing. Happiness is what I make it. Fulfillment of my life is what I make it. Weight loss is not going to make me happy. Weight loss is going to make me healthy. New clothes are not going to make me pretty, improving who I am on the inside is going to make me pretty.

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