To move forward with change…

  • When I am stressed, instead of eating a carton of Ben and Jerry’s (Fallon’s The Tonight Show is amazing), I will drink a glass of water, take a walk, or have some low-carb snack (I really do love almonds, celery, and cucumber!).


  • When my body hurts, I will not stop moving.  I will stretch, drink water, and keep going.  Of course, I know to trust my instincts and see a doctor as needed.


  • When I am irritable or frustrated, I will take some deep breaths instead of yelling.  I will drink water and take a walk.  Perhaps my boys will love to walk with me!


  • When I am tired, I will reflect on my sleep patterns, my caffeine intake, my water intake, my exercise, and how much HGTV I am watching.  🙂


  • I have already let go of diet soda.  My last one was a Diet Coke on May 29, 2018.  I intend to keep it that way.


  • I look forward to drinking more herbal sun tea.  The natural herbs and fruits mean no sweeteners and sugars.  The lack of caffeine means no dehydrating myself.  I will enjoy every delicious sip.


  • I will celebrate small and large victories.  I will give myself grace.  I will receive support and encouragement from those around me.


  • I will press on.  Small steps.  Small changes.  The sum of all the small is one massive sea of greatness!  Let’s do this.

Jumping in to change

Challenge Accepted. I feel like garbage, and I am tired of it. This is the heaviest I have ever been outside of my pregnancy with AJ. This will be hard, financially, emotionally, mentally, and physically. I’m ready. I need to be me again, and the way I feel physically, mentally, and emotionally is NOT me. Anyone else have words of wisdom?
We have a membership to the Leonhard Center so I plan on walking at least 3 times a week (perhaps standing in front of the fans every 3 laps or so…).
I’m thankful that teaching summer school is helping me pay for this. God provides!
I need people to check in on me. Message me. Text me. Encourage me. I always give heaps of grace to everyone but myself. Remind me I need grace too.
I am going to do this. Goal weight will be about a year from now. My goal is 145 pounds or until I find myself. Whichever comes first. That’s 89.8 pounds. Let’s do this.
My first 4 months starts now. I’ll post updates monthly. Join me in my journey!
My IsaBody Challenge:
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In Progress Start Date
6/29/2018 Start Weight
234.8 lbs
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