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Live Well

A few weeks ago, I was honored to have won the Live Well award at my Company’s Annual Awards Luncheon.

The award meant so much more to me than a celebration of my weight loss. I was recognized for becoming a healthier person in many ways, not just for my pounds lost. The thing that I think most people appreciated about my nomination was that I am doing this so I can be around for years to come for my family. keep reading

Proskins Bloggers Challenge Final Wrap Up

The time has come to share with you my Proskins Bloggers Challenge Final Wrap Up. A few weeks ago, I was sent a pair of ProSkins Slim Leggings to try out. Since then, I’ve slept in my ProSkins and seen some amazing changes in my legs.

Disclaimer: This post is part of my review and participation in the Proskins Bloggers Challenge. I was sent a pair of leggings to review, and as always, all opinions are 100% my own. keep reading

Another (Goal) Bites the Dust

It’s been two years in the making and I am proud to announce that today another goal bites the dust.

In June 2011, I began a weight loss journey that’s had it’s ups and downs (but far from my yo-yo dieting days of the past). Starting at a 287 pounds (sadly, only a ‘lil more than 30 pounds over my high school graduation weight), I knew there were changes to be made. keep reading

Finding My Peace

I’ll admit, for the last 29 years I have not been so kind to myself. This year, I turn 30 and have turned over a new leaf in my quest to be healthy (and that’s not just the physical, it’s the mental, too).

Specifically, the years I spent in college and in Myrtle Beach were the harshest on my body. I entered college at  253 pounds (eek!) and “never looked back”. There were days when I would eat pizza for all three meals and did not care in the least. I had a “plateau” weight that I pretty much maintained through college then dropped a good bit of it off upon moving to Myrtle Beach, only to pack it back on during an abusive relationship (where I forgot how to love myself, since I figured I was unlovable being beat and broken). keep reading

Cozy

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Today was a cozy day. I believe ‘lil Man and I caught a virus. (I had a flu shot, he didn’t.)

After a very rough night of sleep for me, I woke to workout. When trying to roll out of bed, I could hear my heart beating in my head. Besides waking to get some toast and a banana, I was in bed until 5:30 and spent the evening on the couch.
Luckily,  I found some cozy accessories to accompany me and feel a bit better.  No more cold chills or headache, I will take that. keep reading

Rewarding Behavior

One of the things that has kept me on the wagon over the last few months has been the glory of rewards. The problem I was having, was not having a reward to work toward. Now, I have so many.

The first one, it was just a “it will happen when it happens” was to slip into a pair of “skinny jeans” to wear with my boots. Mark that one off the list as of February 11! The second, one that I didn’t think would happen until about 10 more pounds off, was to wear my jeans from after having ‘lil Miss A. achieved this morning! keep reading