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~ One Tough Chick ~

~ One Tough Chick ~

Okay, so I borrowed my trainer’s name for me… but I’m giving him credit. Thank you “Mr. Get Navy Fit Smith!” Your friendship as well as fitness leadership have really encouraged me to keep it up!

Working on your fitness is a daily job. You don’t just lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life by returning to the couch. It’s hard! It’s darn hard sometimes. I know it, and you all know it too. I think that’s the hardest part for most people; “keeping their head in the game.” I know it is for me when my home life is stress central. No one has to be (quote), doing anything wrong… life just gets crazy at times and we lose focus.

I’m being reminded daily by loved ones and friends alike that my journey isn’t a one-time deal and then it’s back to the TWINKIES! No, this journey of mine (or new life-style) is one of healthly living. That includes everything from the choices I make in eating, to those in my fitness routine and daily living. I don’t want to be on a DIET for the rest of my life. I want to learn and maintain a healthy outlook on the choices I make in my life.

A dear friend said to me the other day that my “mind” will check out long before my body does… Now he was referring to my fitness goals, but I also interpretted it this way: I can give up after one mistake, or I can use that mistake to learn, grow and further my goals for a healthy and happy life.

I’m going to go will the latter. I want to live A HAPPY & HEALTHY LIFE.


Yadda, Yadda, Yadda!!

Yadda, Yadda, Yadda!!

I said this was going to be an open and honest blog, right? That was stupid! Today is one of those days were all the positive platitudes in the world aren’t doing much to help me head in the right direction with my eating and weight-loss. Take for instance the pic I’ve chosen to post today; the one on what I want NOW vs. what I want MOST. This journey is a bear; one BIG FAT GROUCHY BEAR!!

So what changed? Why is my attitude and desire in the toilet today? I don’t know exactly. What I do know is that my frustration level seems to be coming from the fact that I’ve been given the tools to do what I need to do; eat healthy, work-out and seek the advice/encouragement of others, and I’m not doing it. Doesn’t seem so hard, does it? Yet here I am on a Sunday morning struggling with RED VELVET CAKE, again!! My motivation is in the tank and my discipline rating a very low 1 (at most) on a scale of 1-10.

Honestly fellow bloggers; I think life has just gotten the best of me these last few days. I’m not in a crisis situation. But I am growing old and things are changing. I’ve been doing a little reseach on hypothyroidism; especially with this last year being the hardest on me and my weight challenges. Guess what? One of the root causes associated with hypothyroidism is depression. I’m going to post a seperate article for you to read. This is especially important for those of us in the 40-ish range of age and over… *more on that in a another post.

Anyway, I’m not discouraging positive re-enforcement like the one I’ve posted today and many others. What I am realizing is that my journey isn’t just about choosing healthier foods and exercise. It’s about my whole being growing and maturing into a person who makes wise choices. I need to stop, take a deep breath and get my head in the game…



I thought this photo was quite appropriate for the day after Valentine’s Day! Don’t you? Needless to say, I didn’t blow it completely on my husband and I’s Valentine’s Day dinner. I had an amazing grilled vegetable salad with shrimp and a glass of red wine. I know, I know… Red wine with fish, but hey… Drink what you like! That being said, I did indulge in a very nice slice of red velvet cake for dessert. It was after all Valentine’s Day! But like the photo said, I may have dropped my phone but I don’t intend on smashing it. Have a good day everyone!

“Is it time to eat, AGAIN?”

Today was a relatively routine day in my life. As I sat tonight to write a bit for the blog, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to share. Then it hit me, I wasn’t hungry today! Don’t misunderstand me, I did eat! But the last six months or so all I’ve done is obsess about food. What am I going eat? When am I going to eat? Now that I’ve eaten, when can I eat again? So sitting down on the couch tonight and realizing I didn’t obsess about food all day was sort of exciting!! I feel like I’ve hit one of those milestones we all strive for when working towards a specific goal. Mine being weight loss & healthier eating as a lifestyle change. It was that little push of momentum that a put a smile on my face tonight. This journey isn’t hopeless. It may take some time, but I can do this….

I’ve been reading up on some of my fellow bloggers and their journies as well. What an encouragement to read the stories of others who are travelling a same or similar path that I am on at this point in my life. Hang tough everyone! Keep the encouragements, recipes, exercise tips and more coming…. Why do it alone when there are some many others out there who have so much to offer. Many thanks to you fellow bloggers who have encouraged me merely by stopping by and taking the time to read my ramblings! I hope I can repay you by sending / blogging some encouragment of my own!

Good Night!


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