Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wednesday Wow Factor!

Week 63
Start date: 12/28/11
Initial weight: 220
Current weight: 198 (Last weigh-in 2/13/13)
Total weight loss: 22 pounds! I'm back to my pre-surgery weight!

Last week's dream focus: Continue praising God for delivering me and helping me overcome such adversity; improve my choices when dining out (a constant struggle); and work out as much as possible!
What went well: I was seriously attacked by Satan via some guy with a Facebook profile.  Yes, I did mean to put this in the "What went well" section!  It went well because I didn't let it affect me.  I didn't let it stop me from making progress towards my dreams!  I used it as fuel to make good things happen in my life.  I knew it was from the devil and I shut him down.  That rocked.
I'm absolutely LOVING the changes at work and I haven't cried in 10 days!  (That's a big deal.)  I'm living proof that if you trust God when it feels like your world is falling apart, He WILL deliver you... even if you trust Him just a little bit.  Keep your eyes on your dreams and have hope for the future.  This too shall pass and you will see better days ahead.  I'm so thankful I went through those hard times.  I didn't like going through them but I knew it was for a reason.  Did I want God to rescue me ASAP?  Of course!  But I knew He had a plan and the difficult, uncomfortable feelings were necessary.  I will soon find out why.
Challenges:  Constant dining out and eating more than I really need has been on the verge of spiraling out of control.  Y'all - we really have to be careful what we do.  Little by little a little becomes a lot.  First, it was a few more chips and salsa here and some sugary peach ring candy there.  Then, it was birthday cake.  But the next day I had another slice... WITH ICE CREAM.  Okay, seriously?  I know better!  That's the old me.  Those actions won't propel me towards my dreams.

The good news?  We can start over THIS MINUTE.  Each passing moment is another chance to turn it all around... so that's what I'm doing.  Today is new.  Today has been GREAT!

A "liker" of my Facebook page once commented on a picture and said "It's going to be waste whether it goes in your mouth or in the trash."  Wow.  That visual has stuck with me and really holds me accountable when it comes to mind. 

This week's dream focus: Start eating better again; continue shutting the devil down when he tries to creep around me; continue giving God the praise for helping me through such difficult situations and making it worth my while to hang in there; and rock my Zumba instructor training on Friday!


  1. Love it! Your poster sums it up quite nicely!!

    1. Thanks! I was so excited to find that - it really does fit!

  2. I am so proud of you! I think becoming an instructor will feel so freeing! !!!!
    Dance up a storm for me! I can't work out for two weeks.

    1. Thank you, E!!! I will dance extra hard for you - enjoy the down time while you recover! Love you!

    2. I'm trying to....feeling the itch to squeeze in some abs, but I know I can't. Sigh. Soon!