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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Weight Loss Journey Update - August

Life is in the journey, not the destination, so do what you can and take it one day at a time. Go slow, do it right, and make your changes permanent — then help out others who are where you were.
~~~Jillian Michaels~~~

I love the word "journey"....and that's what I've called this struggle with my weight....a "journey".  I don't like to refer to it as a race, or a battle....because there are winners and losers in those events....and in this one I'm gonna come out a winner....even if I don't loose another ounce!!!  

Now....if that doesn't make sense to y'all....let me try to explain.  Each time in the past when I've tried to loose weight....when an obstacle would come up, regardless of what it was....it would throw me into a tizzy and I would get all frustrated and just give up and gain every ounce back that I had lost....plus a few extra pounds for good measure!!
  This time....that's not happened.  Oh, yeah, there have been a lot of times that I ate way too much....but I tried to get back on track and do better the next day....or the next....or the next!!!  Also, in years past, I would give up on my exercising, too....because I would get in my head that I'd already blown it....so what was the use in keeping with the program.  This time....that's not happened.  I had a set back in the month of August with the pain in my heel....but for the most part, I went ahead and walked....and just came home and iced it, like the doc said.  I've also discovered a lot of exercise videos on YouTube that I can do right in my own living room....without anybody watching....and seeing my non-coordination....and sweat!!!
(and hearing me praying to our Lord to just help me thru the work-out!!!)

I'm learning things about myself....and about my body....this time around.  I've discovered that my body gets comfortable at certain weights.  20 lbs ago....it liked that weight and it stayed there for several months....it happened again 10 lbs ago....and now it's done it once again.  For now, my body seems to be very comfortable right where I am.  I know that in order to "jump start" it into loosing again....I'm gonna have to be very diligent!!

So....here are my NSV's for the past month 
(non scale victories)....

~~~My sweet, sweet friend told me how good I look!!!  She even told me that I looked like I had lost more weight....maybe the scale will catch up with my body soon.  ;)

~~~The t-shirts that I wear when I walk are much, much bigger than when I first started.  They were actually too tight to begin with....but not now!!!

~~~I went shopping with my sis-in-law a few weeks ago.  I discovered something new for me....as I would pass by a mirror and catch my reflection....I didn't cringe.  I was actually pleased with that lady smiling (yes, I said smiling)....back at me!!! 

~~~When I first quit work 4 years....and 40 lbs ago....I remember trying to work outside one day raking leaves.  I distinctly remember having to sit down several times because I was so winded and exhausted.  Now....I can go outside and push mow the yard and work much harder than I did at the age of 50.   

~~~I find that I have much more energy than I did....which means that I'm getting lots more accomplished around the house....like painting and crafting!!!

~~~This is probably the most personal of all my NSV's....but it's my relationship with Pappy.  I feel much better about my appearance now....and if we feel better about ourselves....then, it's gonna rub off on others....including our spouse!!!

So....you're probably wondering....is she gonna tell us how much weight she actually lost this month?!?!  I lost a whopping TWO POUNDS!!  
I say that with enthusiasm!!!  
TWO POUNDS is great to me.  
Oh, yes....more would have been much better to report to y'all...but I'll take the TWO....
(which is much better than a gain!!!)
....and HOPE for more next month!!! 


If you wanna see the latest pics beside the "big red chair"....click here!!!


I want to leave y'all with this video.  I don't listen to a lot of secular music....but I do like this song by Miley Cyrus....simply because it reminds me of my journey!!!

(be sure and turn my PlayList off above before viewing)
And....as always....I want to give God the glory for any weight loss that I accomplish....because without Him....I can do NOTHING!!!

Exodus 15:2 (NLT)
The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise Him. My Father’s God, and I will exalt Him!


In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

4 comments:

  1. Congrats on the weight loss! You are Beautiful! You have the love of Jesus Shining All Over You! God Bless You on your journey!
    Stop by my web site some time! :)

    Blessings,
    Jeanie

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  2. Yeah! Good for you! You have done well and I know you must feel so much better. Lovely always but happier with yourself now. Bless your heart, Dear Deb!

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  3. Oh Deb!!! You are doing GREAT! Way to go girl!!! Thanks for sharing this with me! ... that is... this blog and your encouragement!!!

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  4. You look great! You should be proud!

    I really needed this. I have been battling weight all of my life. It's never been easy for me to lose weight no matter what program I used. Of course, now with a really bad knee, it is really hard to walk for any distance. I do try to keep active with the grands and some yard work.
    We have been doing WW since alst Jan., and my DH has lost 55 lbs., and I've lost 25. It varies up and down according to what we eat. The summer was the hardest going on vacation and traveling.
    Now, about the horizontal striped shirt! I just wish someone would tell me why people who manufacture clothing for 'larger' people always do nothing but horizontal stripes? I always get so frustrated trying to buy clothes - especially shirts. The lastest fad is those sleeves that aren't really sleeves, and they don't cover my blubbery arms. LOL

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