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This is Unbelievable!
Saturday, November 22, 2008      8 comments

This is Unbelievable! I learned this week that 49 is a magic number. It must be because 7 can be divided into 49 and for the last 7 months, I have been trudging along worki... Read more
Tuesday, November 11, 2008      7 comments

I CAN! Today I choose to accentuate the positive and say, “I CAN” instead of the ugly counterpart to those words that have echoed through the hallowed chambers of my brain for years— “I can’t.” I CAN drink my 10 glasses of water today... Read more
A Glorious Day!
Wednesday, November 05, 2008      11 comments

Today was a glorious day. Can you believe someone told me I look SKINNY?! I was at work, standing in line waiting for a bathroom stall. My co-worker Lauren, who was also waiting in line, said-- "You look so pretty today and so SKINNY." She ... Read more
I’m Coming Out
Saturday, October 11, 2008      9 comments

I’m Coming Out Do you ever have those days where you just wake up feeling on top of the world? Well today is one of those days for me. This morning when I jumped on the scale to weigh in, much to my amazement, it read 180 pounds. I was so s... Read more
Don’t Sleep in Hotel Rooms with Mirrored Ceilings
Tuesday, September 30, 2008      9 comments

Don’t Sleep in Hotel Rooms with Mirrored Ceilings This past weekend, my husband I spent the weekend in Las Vegas. When we checked in to our hotel room, the attendant happily told us he was upgrading our room to a suite. My husband was delig... Read more
People are Finally Noticing! (new blog with before and after pics)
Friday, August 22, 2008      12 comments

Not a happy me on the left- the diet Pepsi wasn't helping! I was at my heaviest weighing in at 221 lbs. A new me on the right weighing in at 191 lbs. Picture on right was taken in Aug. 2008. For the past four mont... Read more
Everything in Moderation, Including Moderation
Tuesday, July 29, 2008      3 comments

My greatest detriment as a dieter has always been that I equate deprivation with losing weight. The first word I hear in my mind when I think diet is -CAN’T- I can’t eat French fries; I can’t eat ice cream; I can’t eat cake or cookies; I can’... Read more
I’m Done With the Pity Party!
Friday, July 25, 2008      8 comments

I’m Done With the Pity Party! I have spent many years having a pity party. “Why me?” was a common phraseology in my diction. “Why can’t I eat whatever I want?” “Why do I have these big hips?” “Why do I gain weight so easily while others don... Read more
Resolve to Resolve
Saturday, July 19, 2008      7 comments

Resolve to Resolve Resolve (n.) something one has decided to do; great determination Resolve (v.) to decide firmly; to pass a resolution Over the years, I have resolved several times to lose this weight, only to give in to that piec... Read more
“It’s No Fun Being the Fat Girl” ~ A Poem
Thursday, July 17, 2008      12 comments

(Yes! I'm the fat Minnie!) “It’s No Fun Being a Fat Girl” ~ A Poem It’s no fun being the fat girl, As I’m sure you can all relate: I’m tired of elastic waistbands and poppin’ buttons, Of the chaffing thighs, And the “Oh my... Read more
From Bulimia, To Bugles, To Beautiful
Saturday, July 12, 2008      7 comments

From Bulimia, To Bugles, To Beautiful I have always suffered with body image issues. I was blessed to grow up a relatively normal sized child, but when puberty hit—everything changed—And I mean EVERYTHING! Suddenly, I became very awar... Read more
To Eat It or Not to Eat It ~ That is the Question???
Friday, July 11, 2008      4 comments

To Eat It or Not to Eat It ~ That is the Question??? This is a question that we as missionaries on a quest to lose weight ask ourselves often. What decisions do we make when we see that decadent piece of cheesecake, a bowl of creamy dip wai... Read more
Strong Women~Can You Relate?
Wednesday, July 09, 2008      12 comments

I’m Going to Love Myself More Than Anyone Else I was inspired to write this blog after listening to Jewel’s new song: “Stronger Woman”. Part of the song’s refrain states, “I’m going to love myself more than anyone else,” which are words tha... Read more

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