soooo I have some news…I.HAVE.A.BOYFRIEND!!!! :)
Yes, it’s true. My family can’t believe it, they thought I would be single forever <—- Ya I know, how MEAN!!! But anyway, we met at church and we have been friends for about 2 years. Around March everything changed between the two of us, and April 27, we officially got together. He has met with my Pastor and my dad and they both give him their blessing to pursue me for the purpose of marriage. Yea, that is how us conservative Christians do it. :) I love it, I feel so loved and protected and adored. I also love that he is willing to do everything I ask in order to get to know me. Makes me feel so precious. It’s been a beautiful few weeks and I truly am sooo blessed. He is the sweetest and I’m grateful that I potentially will be marrying my best friend. We suit each other so well. I will keep you all posted on how things go. We are on our 3rd pre-marriage counseling session with my Pastor, so far everything confirms that we were made for each other.
On a side note: He thinks I’m beautiful and my weight has never been an issue for him. Although he is very supportive of me trying to make changes and he wants me to be healthy. I appreciate the support so much. I just wish I didn’t have a weight issue to deal with at this time. He loves to take pictures of me and I keep thinking to myself wow, if only I had lost the weight already, I would dread this so much. The 12 lbs I have lost recently have made a big difference in the picture taking but I wish I had lost the remaining 30 already…grrrr. I really really wish I never allowed myself to gain all this weight. Anyway, lets the end rant and just say I’m very happy. You do reap what you sow, so now I’m just dealing with the consequences of letting go and being irresponsible with my body. That is the truth. But the silver lining is that I can change everything! and I am… how I look and feel is all up to ME and MY CHOICES. My current motto is : Eat Clean and Work Hard! The results will come naturally!! Do you ya’ll out in internet world have any motto’s you use to keep yourself motivated?
I have been quiet for a while, yes not the most consistent blogger. Lots has happened :)
I have started the Daniel Fast to retrain my brain and taste buds to eat veggies and fruit and enjoy it. It’s been great! I actually have started to enjoy veggies.
Due to my birthday and a few celebrations, I have broken my fast a few times, which is a bit discouraging but I am getting stronger in my battle with food. I can say no to desert (sometimes, not consistently yet). I chose nutrient rich, healthy food over fried, greasy, food everyday. :)
I do need to get over my all or nothing mentality. If I accidentally break my fast (eat almond milk that isn’t unsweetened) I tend to give up on the whole day and eat whatever I want. I am learning to still make smart choices just because it feels better.
I have lost 12 lbs. :) Finally broke out of the 180’s, I’m now 175.7, this is the lowest I have been in 2.5 years! :) So I am super happy! Each week I am losing, so this is great. The Goal is to reach 165 by July 22. I have a month to lose 10 lbs. Which is very doable.
I have gone to the gym 3 times a week consistently for about 2 months. I am trying to up that to 4 times a week! Now that choir is off for the summer, my Monday nights are free, so that will be my 4th gym night. I still can’t get myself to go to the gym on the weekends because it’s so out of the way, and I’m usually busy.
I realized why I haven’t lost weight in all this time that I have been trying. You really HAVE TO WATCH WHAT YOU EAT, on the Daniel fast you don’t eat meat, dairy, processed things, sugar, etc…and it’s still so easy to rack up over 1500 calories a day!!!!! I’m trying to eat around 1300-1400 calories a day and it’s so easy to go over.
It’s definitely a challenge to eat healthy, especially if you get used to eating this Highly processed sugary American Diet. Farmers market all the way. :)
Not that I don’t mess up and eat something wrong at times, but I give myself grace to bounce back and then eat something light the rest of the day. But I do note to myself that my progress would be better if I ate perfectly.
May 1 - 185
May 15 - 180
June 1 - 178.1
June 15 - 175.7
Pray for my strength to keep this going. :) I’m finally losing weight and it feels GREAT! I’m really proud of myself. Out of fear, I keep trying to prepare for the hard days and asking myself: How do I prepare myself for those days I lose motivation?
Thanks to @roadto224 for letting us know that HBO has put their series on YouTube! I’ve just finished watching Episode 1. Things that it made my brain do:
- MUST make my kid earn that TV/video game time, even though it means work for me
- A small amount of weight loss (4% yeah!) is better than none at all or a gain!
- Americans must separate the term VALUE (meal) from GOOD (for you)
Watch them here:
Oh my god…. this is making me speechless……
A good example that it’s not just about eating. There are so many other factors that contribute to weight and lifestyle. Address those factors in addition to improving nutrition and exercise and you will have more sustainable weight loss.
This makes me soo sad! :’(
Oh my god, you must watch this…
I CAN NOT wait to be a mom and teach my children everything I’ve learned about proper nutrients and being healthy and cooking them healthy yummy meals and all of that.. this is so sad.. I got shivers at the end.
This is very very sobering!!
This is my friend Pierce Crowley. He went missing on friday May 25th near the white plains train station in new york. On twitter we are trying to make him a trending topic. I would really appreciate it if you could take 2 seconds out of your time to reblog this. We will find out Pierce if its the last thing we do <3. #FindPierce
DO NOT KEEP SCROLLING PAST THIS PHOTO. IF YOU SEE THIS PICTURE PLEASE REBLOG IT BECAUSE IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR HIM TO BE FOUND. HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY MISS HIM AND NEED HIM HOME. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HIM PLEASE MESSAGE ME OR CALL THE POLICE OR ANYTHING. WE NEED TO FIND HIM. #FindPierce
You never know where he may be. Hey, West Coasters, reblog for Pierce and his family.
Often, out of our greatest rejection comes our greatest direction. See Genesis 50:20.