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What’s it Gonna Take

I need to get healthy, I am an almost 49 year old single woman with 2 amazing kidsImage

and an awesome puppy I need to take care of (and me of course)ImageI have never been this heavy in my life. My back hurts, my feet hurt, my neck hurts, let’s face it EVERYTHING hurts. I am type 2 diabetic and have a grampa who died of complications from diabetes. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high everything!! I am surrounded by awesome supportive people. I just lack willpower, I always have but I am determined to find something to make me stop this madness. I joined weight watchers, I have a Fitbit that tracks my activity or lack there of. I bought a Vitamix at the first of the year, all the things that will help me if I just DO IT!!

I love perusing Facebook and Pinterest for recipes and I found the BEST site. I love her page, she is all about natural foods, getting more raw food in your diet, juicing, all these things I want and need to do. I want to share her FB page and her blog with you, I really hope you check her out, the FOOD looks amazing and she has great tips. In fact…..to entice you check out this picture! I am sooooo going to the farmers market and store this weekend and making this…. YUMImage

Check her out and like her at https://www.facebook.com/LindaWagnerNutrition?fref=ts and her blog http://lindawagner.net/blog

I guess it is going to take me to realize I AM worth it, I AM important and need to stick around and I AM the only one who can do this for me.

4 thoughts on “What’s it Gonna Take”

  1. T – you ARE worth it. We are so busy taking care of others that we don’t realize that we need to take care of ourselves. If we can’t take care of ourselves… how can we expect to take care of others?

    Trust me, my eating habits and the choices that I made put me where I was 3 years ago… Obese, high blood pressure, surely on my way to being diabetic. Feeling embarrassed, why would someone love me? I’m not worth it. My husband and kids never made me feel like they were ashamed or embarrassed, they have always loved me. I feel so incredible now, it’s not the look (although I ain’t complaining ;} ) it’s the way I feel about myself deep down to my core. I do love myself. I didn’t feel that way 2 years ago.

    I’m not sure it comes down to willpower…for me it comes down to believing in me and the choices that I make. They aren’t always easy choices. It wasn’t easy to break the habits that I have had for so long. I found a great program that worked for me, that allowed me to loss the weight and to learn more about me. The weight that I lost was the bonus; getting rid of the oversized, overstuffed baggage was the most significant change for me. My Health Coach said to me early on, “I’ll believe in you until you believe in you.” I smiled at him but inside was thinking “OK whatever…” The first choice was to start the program; the second choice was to be committed to it. I committed to myself that I would go to the weekly support meetings as long as I was in town, no excuses. There were times when I didn’t really want to go but glad I did, times when it was just me and whoever was leading the meeting. Those one-on-ones, they were usually pretty emotional for me because we would talk about me and what I was feeling or struggling with. I started recognizing me and my feelings. I didn’t have overnight success; I took it one day at a time. I had some days that were really good, some days… hmmm not so much. Every day I was making better food choices, getting some confidence, becoming more active, and started believing in myself.

    Take one step at a time. Every one of those steps will lead you to where you want to go. Think about the choices that you make. Every choice no matter how small you think they may be, have an outcome. Is it the outcome you want. See yourself at a healthy weight; visualize where you want to be, what you will do, how you will feel.

    YOU are important, YOU are priority, YOU are worth it!

    (wow… that was a bit emotional. I hope I didn’t offend, that’s not my intention. Although I don’t know how YOU feel because we only know what we feel, I know what you are going through. You can do it, set your mind to it and take one step at a time.)

    Love & friendship always, Melanie

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  2. Melanie thank you so much for your words. I look at you and you inspire me, you are so right the loss of weight is awesome but you exude confidence and happiness and girl it is beautiful!! Thank you for being my friend and thank you for the emails you send and just being supportive. Love you and hope you have an amazing and safe trip!

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    1. That is my hope… that I can inspire people to take charge and make the changes you desire, regardless of what they are. See it – get it. 🙂

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