Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday Wow Factor!

Week 78
Start date: 12/28/11
Initial weight: 220
Current weight: ?  (Last weigh-in 4/18/13)
Total weight loss: 25 pounds

Last week's dream focus: Continue managing pain; shut Satan down when he uses his little tactics on me; continue to pray, trust, have faith, and remain positive; be still and patient; keep my eyes on God and His blessings!

What went well: I'm relatively pain-free and feeling much more like myself than I have in a long time!  That feels AMAZING!  Mentally, I have clarity and don't feel as foggy as before.  I'm getting back into the swing of blogging and feeling re-connected to life which, as you probably know, has been a struggle for me the past three months.  I did begin logging food in the LoseIt app today... I'll give myself props for that good start! 

I started and finished the first of five new books I purchased called 'Quitter' by Jon Acuff.  Amazing.  I'm a lot further along in my dream job journey than I realized... or maybe I really knew it deep down and just needed the confirmation to propel me.  I'm now on to book two called 'Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters', and it's already blowing my mind!  

Now it's time to continue the hardcore pursuit of my dreams.

Challenges:  Thank goodness for second (and third and fourth) chances!  I'm focusing on embracing this delay in my weight loss journey and trying to learn from the mistakes I've made in the last few months. I won't beat myself up over them.  They happened.  They're behind me.  I made poor choices and am, once again, dealing with the consequences of those choices (weight gain and another set back).  I have to own up and be accountable for my actions, forgive myself, and move forward!  

I have to KEEP SWIMMING!!!

This week's dream focus:  Forgive myself for mistakes made over the past few months and let them go; start getting back on track by making good choices in every area of my life; commit to logging food in the LoseIt app; rely on God to help me shut Satan down when he attacks; and be patient while getting back into the routine of healthy living.  I can't forget these things take time!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS on feeling better & getting back into the groove, girlfriend! Glad to hear it! I've started juicing (tons of Youtube videos /testimonials on it) & am feeling pretty darn good now a days! I'd recommend it! I never have cravings anymore, because I can eat all the fruit I want. PLUS, all the added health benefits of green vegetables, giving up wheat & dairy products, going organic! Let me know if you'd like to talk sometime! I'd love to share my story! Love ya! Carol

    1. Thank you, Carol! That's great news!! I drink a lot of green smoothies but I haven't hopped on the juicing train yet. I know Liz Armstrong (from DST & Dare to Dream) is a big time juicer and LOVES it!!! I'm so glad it's working well for you!!!

  2. Yay for such an awesome blog update!!! I love your posts! I'm going to look into that food log app! I've had a really bad week after vacation with a sick baby. I'm an emotional eater!! Not good. Let me know your thoughts on my little care package! I'd love to send you some other little things just to see what you think! I will be praying for you!! Hugs. Sara

    1. Thanks, Sara!!!! It's a shame you had the struggles of a sick baby on vacation, of all times. That's never fun, I'm sure. I'm definitely an emotional eater, too, and it's taking a long time to overcome it... but I believe I will!!!

      I actually started the pink drink, Accelerator, and ProBio yesterday! I felt like the timing would be okay post-surgery to see how it worked. I'm not sure which of the first two deserves the credit, but I was honestly surprised by two things: 1. I really liked the taste of the drink (I'm a big time water girl who rarely craves or drinks anything else, outside of coffee) and 2. I truly didn't feel at any point in the day like I was starving, nor did I have the urge to wander into the kitchen to see what was available (emotional/boredom eating). When my husband was to the point of "can we PLEASE eat something" I was like "Oh yeah, I guess we should, I am starting to feel light-headed." :)

      It's on my dream list to view food as fuel and eating as an afterthought. Maybe this will help!!!! So glad to finally try it! Thanks again!