Finding my Strength!!

March 1, 2014

I am a yoyo dieter!!  
I know this about myself!

It is also something I really wanted to change about myself!

January came around this year, 
and again I was setting my new years resolution to 


I have probably set that goal
since I can remember!  

This year has been different!
I am 59 days into my new years resolution and 
still going strong!

Why the change?
Here is my story!

Last year my weight was all over the place.
I got my tonsils out and lost 20 lbs!
Lovely experience :)!

As soon as I started eating again,
I put that weight right back on 
and then added 15 more pounds.  

I wanted to eat whatever I wanted. 
I ate to make me feel good.
I ate to procrastinate.
I ate cause I was mad.
I ate cause I was bored.
I ate …

A few amazing women that I work with 
were getting bariatric surgery 
out of necessity for their health. 
They were losing weight…
and fast. 

Maybe I should do that?

I looked into it.  I needed to gain 10 more lbs
to qualify for gastric surgery!
I was truly contemplating purposely putting on more weight
 so that I could have the surgery!

I talked with my wonderful friends
and learned
I would need to come up with $7000
as my portion of the surgery
I would have to attempt to lose weight
with the assist of a doctor
and prove that I struggled to lose weight!

First, i didn’t have $7000.
Second, I could buy a lot of things my family needed 
with that $7000.

I decided to try one last time, 
on my own, 
to lose weight.
I know how…I just need to put it into practice.

I am currently 59 days and -20.9 lbs 
into this journey!

I hope to be able to share
the ups and downs, 
the things I am learning,
and gain strength 
through sharing my story!

Currently I am continuing to eat a Favao type diet
with good protein and carbs
and lots of fruit and veggies
use my fitness pal to track my calories
and loving myself some Jazzercise for exercise!!

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I am not claiming that any specific type of diet works.

I believe that we need to find what works best
for our bodies, our lifestyles, and our likes.

I want to cheer on my friends who are fighting the 
weight battle!

We can do it! 

i will

i am strong
i can take time for me, that is okay
i am beautiful, inside and out
i CAN find time to eat a healthy balanced diet
i am not less of a person if my house is messy
i can do anything i put my mind to


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