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Moving Towards My Goal Weight!

In the past I made challenges for myself only to find myself breaking them after an hour or after a day or two, or even after a week! I knew I needed to eat better to lose weight but eating better was so hard, I didn’t have...

Anything is Possible – We Only Need To...

I would see the articles and pictures of those who were overweight now enjoying life since they lost 100, 200, 300 plus pounds over the years. I would then dream that would be me someday, maybe! Back in the days when I dreamed I...

Reflections Of The Past

My journey for becoming healthier continues to move forward with great success! I continue to clear my mind of ‘clutter’ built up from decades of self-doubt, feeling inadequate, feeling alone, etc. Yes, I grew up in a...

One Year & Beyond

On September 2, 2014 I started eating clean to do one thing, become healthier by losing weight. 1 day turned into 2 days. 1 week turned into 2 weeks. At about week 3 of eating clean I realized it became more than just eating...

Now Cycling As One Of My Exercises

I decided a while ago it was time to get back on the bike to get the heart pumping, the legs moving as a means of working out the body a few times of week! I’ve been wanting to start riding a again since I started eating...

You Are Never Alone

I am still continuing on with my journey to become healthy. As it moves forward I continue to eat clean, go on my walks (jogging a bit too), head to the gym, work on clearing my mind, continue to pray for the strength needed to...

I Cried The Other Day…

I Cried The Other Day… They were not tears of discomfort. Nor tears of shame. Nor tear of sadness, fear or pain. I cried tears of Joy. Of Happiness. Of Success. Of Achievement. The day was May 28, 2015 It’s Thursday...

Our Journey’s Crossroads

There are times when we travel on our life’s journey where we reach a crossroad, or a fork in the road. On September 2, 2014 I reached such a place. I could either go towards the light and ‘choose life’ or go...

The Beginning Begins Now

I told myself this week I would do better at keeping up with my journey online by writing at least once a week or if something big happens I would share it with others. I am staying true to my word. We humans all experience...

Reaching and Obtaining a Goal

This month week I reached a goal – I should say it’s not ‘a’ goal but a pretty big goal. I now officially lost just over 100 lbs. since I was at my heaviest just over 2 years ago. Since starting eating...

Time to Start Down a New Path

Starting on September 2, 2014 I started eating clean. Along with eating clean I started walking 20 – 30 a day for 6 days. About 4 months ago I make a goal and registered to walk in the LA Big 5K March 14, 2015. I completed...

Was It Just a Dream?

I was lying in bed unable to go back to sleep. It was only 4:18 AM, I had another 57 minutes of sleep time till 5:15 AM, the time I had set my alarm to wake-up to get ready for the 5K walk at Dodge Stadium that would be taking...

The Fire Burns Within

As I am continue with eating clean I’ve been preparing for the 5K walk coming up this Saturday, March 14, 2015. Along with eating clean I also get up early in the mornings and go walking for 30 plus minutes. I usually do...

I Am Doing It!

I am definitely doing it – I am eating healthy by eating clean, I am exercising by walking and I am losing the extra weight I’ve put on over the last 20 years. Today is day 176 for eating clean! I tend to lose count...

Seeing and Feeling a Difference

The minutes turn into hours, hours turn into days, days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months! Today is day 143 and I am making progress. People are able to see I am making progress on my goal in becoming healthier and to...

Getting So Much More Than Expected

Some of you are asking, “How do you feel now you’ve been eating clean for over 100 days?” or “What is it you are getting out of doing this?” so I will try to answer as best I am able to. To start...

Jan. 1, 2015 – A Look Back At 2014

Happy New Year to all! Today is the first day of the 2015 and day 122 for eating clean. If there is one thing you plan to do this year let it be eating clean… I can honestly tell you from experience for eating clean the...

Day 100

It’s been 25 days since I wrote on this blog – what can I say – I’ve been busy! I started writing a few times only to get pulled away. So now I sit ‘glued’ to my chair till I finish this and...

Day 75

It’s been yet another very busy week for me. I’ve been doing very well with my eating but need to do better on my walking. I’ve been getting out there to walk but have only been getting in 20 minutes in, I want...

Day 67

It’s now been a week since I wrote on my blog. I’ve kept in touch with people as I’ve either gotten too busy or my internet was down and logging onto the site to write was a challenge. So I wrote notes in a...

The Sixtieth Day

Today is day 60! I started my morning out walking for 31 minutes, it was a great walk and a great way for me to start the day off today. I am writing this morning to make a commitment to myself – ‘I will not partake...

The Twenty Ninth Day

Today is day 59, the twenty ninth day of the second month. Today was a roller coaster day! I was happy and great for most of the day then those self-doubts crept their way into my mind tonight. I thought about calling someone but...

The Twenty Eighth Day

Day 58! Two more days get to 60 days and then a new challenge will start. I will continue to take 1 day at a time, 1 minutes a day! Today was a good day. I was able to get a lot of things accomplished as I sit here now writing...

The Twenty Seventh Day – It Gets...

The twenty seventh day of the second month or day 57 is what today is. In the office today was the beginning of ‘holiday sweets’ coming into the office. Pictured above are cookies with a big peace of chocolate on...

The Twenty Sixth Day

The day is now day 56 of eating clean, meaning I’ve had: no soda no fast food no artificial sugar or sugar no junk food no refined grains including white flour no processed meat no fat-free or low-fat products I am very...

The Twenty Forth & Twenty Fifth Days

It is now day 55, Sunday evening  so I need to write about Saturday and Sunday. Both days went very well and both days ended up being busy. Saturday was busy with work and errands. Sunday with church things and meetings. The...

The Twenty Second & Twenty Third Days

Thursday day 52: The day at work was much better but it was after work when all the fun began! I am quite very busy with projects I am working on for others. I was able to get my walking in and I was able to eat clean along...

The Eighteenth Day

The eighteenth day of the second month for my “The Body Reboot” challenge. It ended up being a busy Sunday once again but I was able to keep with the program. As usual, I needed to drink much more water. I’ll be...

The Seventeenth Day – Going Onward

I awake from a dream – not able to remember what it was about already but that it was not a good dream. The time is now 4:53 AM. It’s dark in the room. I’m now wide awake! I get up, turn on the lights and drink...

The Sixteenth Day – Friday Morning to...

The morning sun raises in the east, its rays now shining on the tops of the roofs brighten the day. Some of the sun’s rays find their way into my bedroom and gently urge me to wake up. Laying there in bed awake I now ponder the...

The Fifteenth Day

Today was a great day! Day 45! 15 days in for the month and 15 days left (half way there  and taking it one day at a time). Again, today was an awesome day, I ate clean, walked for 30 minutes and walked 1.50 miles (I walked a...

The Fourteenth Day

Today was the 14th day of the second month of my eat clean and ‘The Body Reboot’ challenge and I am going strong! Today I ate well and exercised, but I could have done better with the drinking water. I ended up going...

The Thirteenth Day

Today is the thirteenth day of the second month. Wow, going onto day 43! This has to be new personal record for me these last 15 years of starting something and really sticking to it. As I said before in other post I would think...

The Twelfth Day

It is now the twelfth day of the second month and I am going strong with my ‘The Body Reboot’ challenge. Today was not a difficult day but was a day where Angel Food Cake and Zucchini Bread were brought into the...

The Eleventh Day – Spiritual Growth

Today is the eleventh day of second month since I started eating clean. Even with a awesome Sunday family dinner I was able to eat clean all day. I had tons of water and I even got exercise in playing with my nieces. So today...

The Tenth Day

Today is the tenth day of the second month. Again I am happy to remote that all went well today. Eating Clean and walking this evening were all good. It was another busy day today with lots of things needing to get done so I...

The Ninth Day

Today is the ninth day of the second month and it was a much better day then yesterday. Today I was able to completed all my goals. Eat clean, exercise and do my 20 minute workouts. It’s getting late and I need to get up...

The Eighth Day – Creating a Great...

Tonight it is the eighth day of the second month. I kept and did my ‘The Body Reboot’ challenge but it was just one of those days that was just there. Nothing exciting to say or report. I really didn’t feel like...

The Seventh Day – Our Amazing Planet

We now come to the close of the seventh day of the second month for eating clean and doing ‘The Body Reboot’ Challenge. Today was a good day. I ate clean and did all my exercising, especially walking. Tonight for my...

The Sixth Day

Welcome to the sixth day of the second month, day 36 of eating clean. Today was a good day for eating clean and drinking water. When the time came to go on my nightly walk I really didn’t feel like going at first but once I...

The Fifth Day – Sailing With a Purpose

The Fifth day of the second month into the challenge to become healthy. Where do I begin this post? Let’s backup a few days ago, Friday of last week, this would be October 3, 2014. This day seemed to be a usual day –...

The Fourth Day – Sunday

Today is Sunday the fourth day of the second month and today was a very good day. Yes I was able to fulfill all the challenges today – since it was Sunday I did some walking, while drinking water was completed along with...

The Third Day

The second month and the third day – Today is Saturday, it was a very busy day but I did get my 30 minutes of walking in along with following all the challenge for the his month. Walking was not easy to do tonight I really...

The Journey Continues on a New Path

Today I start down a new path I found and unlock yesterday! Today I start my next challenge and journey in life. For the next thirty days I will do the following: no soda no fast food no artificial sugar or sugar no junk...

Day Thirty – Today I Found a New Path

I did it! Thirty days of eating clean! Six days a week of walking! I feel awesome, I feel good and I feel empowered! Was it hard to stay on track with your ‘eat clean’ challenge? To be completely honest at looking...

Day Twenty-Nine – Life Struggles

One more day to reach Day 30 as I now embark on Day 29 today. I’ve already gotten my morning walk in and it’s now time to start working to make a living. Well, today was again another busy day. I was able to make it...

Day Twenty-Eight – Being Strong

Monday Day 28 – I must say I am really impressed with myself for going this far thus far. I know I can do it and continue on! I can do it! Well today I got up and did my morning walking then went to work and had a very busy...

Day Twenty-Seven – Sunday

Day 27 – Sunday: Today was a day for relaxing the body from walking so I only did some ‘strolling’ today and this evening, other than that it was a great day and as for the ‘eat clean’ challenge I...

Day Twenty-Six

Today has been yet another very busy Saturday with work, meetings, etc. so I will not be writing all that much today. I will say that I did indeed keep true to my ‘eat clean’ challenge (Day 26) and I also walked 3...

Day Twenty-Five

Today now comes to a close of day 25 and I am very happy to say that I am able to add yet another good star to the chart that is still not made for completing the day with my ‘eat clean’ challenge. I also drank lots...

Day Twenty-Four – The Daily Race

Day 24 reached today! I am still taking one day at a time to complete the month of September with my ‘eat clean’ challenge and happy to report yet another day completed successfully. On top of that I was able to get...

Day Twenty-Three – Battle in the Mind

Welcome to day 23 of my ‘eat clean’ challenge. Moving along, one day at a time, to complete my challenge for ‘eat clean’. Today was a busy day for me, which is a good thing, keeps me out of trouble! I got...

Day Twenty-Two

Today was a beautiful morning to go walking. Clear blue sky with the sun shining just over the houses where I was walking. I know I had to take a picture to share it with you all today. I love living in Southern California. Today...

Day Twenty

Today marks day 20. I just returned from my little get-a-away and I had no desires to stop to get food as I had my water and almonds with me. I did stop once to get gas and to stretch. It was a great time away. Yesterday (day 19)...

Day Nineteen – Unassuming ‘Things’

To tell you the truth I didn’t really know how day 18 was going to go since I was going to be driving for a good distance as I was going out of town for the weekend. I can report it was a great success. I even went out to...

Day Eighteen – A Light in the Darkness

Report for day 17: Another gold star for me! I completed the day with my ‘eat clean’ challenge for September. As for exercise, I walked in the morning and evening but at lunch time I ended up not doing it once again...

Day Seventeen – Life & The Living...

I cannot really believe myself this is day 17! Someone please wake me up from this dream I am having! Report for day 16: I got up at 6:13 AM and by 6:20 I was outside walking! It was already warm and the sun was still down below...

Day Sixteen – Motivation

Day 15 report! Another gold star for the chart for staying true to the ‘eat clean’ challenge! As for working out – I did my walking in the early morning as I said I would, when lunch time came it was about 104...

Day Fifteen – Being Good to Yourself

Report of day 14 – I should start saying something different! I feel like I am repeating myself, but, I did made it through the day with my ‘eat clean’ challenge! I went walking for my lunch break, only 5...

Day Fourteen – Time To Expand

Report for day 13: It’s was a win, the only thing that I fell short was drinking enough water during the day. I had church then after church I went home for a quick bite (ended up drinking Juice then headed back out for...

Day Thirteen – Sunday

Day 12 report: It was a very hot day in Southern California the day before, Saturday! The day started off with getting up early to make breakfast before heading off to work (early for me is 6:30 am). Once work was completed I...

Day Twelve – Being True to Yourself

Today I start the weekend, the second weekend! Last week I was able to make it through so I plan to make it through the day today too. Before I get too much further I will need to report on Day 11, “I did it!” I...

Day Eleven – Making a Choice

Day 10 report – I made it through the day with ease! This really is getting easier to follow and to be more self-conscious of what I eat, how much water I drink and avoid thinking of things where I need to tell myself...

Day Ten – Going into the Unknown

Onward into day number 10 with the ‘eat clean’ challenge I go! I am determined to make it and completed this challenge! Overcoming Fear & the Unknown I’ve taken on challenges before to eat better only to...

Day Nine – The Adventures’ of...

NOTE: Now it’s been over a week I will write and post my thoughts once a day going forward. Last Night’s Adventure Day 8 recap – The day’s work is now done and it is time to pack up to head home for a...

Day Eight – One Week Accomplished

Today begins a new day and a new week! Onward and forward into Day 8! As I continue on with the challenge I set forth to ‘eat clean’ for myself into week 2 I am finding that eating and keeping on track with ‘eat...

Day Seven – Coming to a Close

As day 7 comes to a close I am very proud and happy to say, I did it! I made it through another day in keeping to my ‘eat clean’ challenge. No soda, no fast food, no artificial sugar, no junk food, no refined grains...

Day Seven – Can This be True?

Onward and forward I go into day 7! I personally cannot believe it’s now been 7 days into the ‘eat clean’ challenge – but I can tell you it is true for the following reasons: I am feeling much better than...

Day Six – Just a Few Hours to Midnight

The day come upon us as we woke this morning. We set out to do what we normally do on a Sunday. We played, we talked, we listened, we smiled (I am sure even if you don’t think you smiled you did – even in you needed...

Day Six – Sunday

Today is Sunday. For me it’s a day of worship (going to church) and relaxing. I would normally fast (go without water or food for two meals) as today being the beginning of the month, hence the first Sunday, is what we...

Into the Weekend Part II – Day Five

Yes, I did it! I made it through the day fulfilling my ‘eat clean’ challenge. Was there a temptation to go get and eat junk food or fast food? Yes on then junk food and no to fast food! While sitting and watching the...

Drinking Water Reminder Phone App

A friend of mine showed me an app he downloaded to his cell phone to track his water consumption after reading the Drinking Water blog. I rarely use apps on my cell phone but this intrigued me. I found the one he used but...

Into the Weekend

This is were I have the hardest time of all. Going to work in the morning I usually stop somewhere to pickup breakfast – I tell myself “it cannot be all that bad, its breakfast!” But still its from a Fast Food...

Day Four is a Triumph

Now that day 4 is coming to a close and I just got back from my exercise I can now report that Day 4 is a Triumph! Work had no treats today so I didn’t need to use my will power to re-frame myself from stealing a...

The Day Before the Weekend

I will be strong today! I will also tell myself, “I Don’t Eat That!” if there are any sweets, junk food, donuts, brownies, etc. at the place of business today. I will be strong today! One day at a time, one meal...

Day Three Completed

Day Three completed! I did it, I make it through the day with all my challenges. The best thing is, I am starting to feel the difference – it’s an awesome feeling! So bring the challenges on – I am ready! I read...

Day Two Completed

Another day has gone by where I was able to follow the challenge and complete day two. I drank all the water I needed to drink, ate all good foods and I walked for 25 minutes and I am feeling great (tired right now) today! I know...

Day One Completed

Day one is now completed… exercise – done following the ‘eat clean’ challenge – accomplished drinking water – needs improvement overall – a great first day I completed the first day...

Day One

Day one coming to a close. Soon I will go walking to complete my exercise for the day (and report back once done). I wanted to say that thus far it’s been a great day with ‘eat clean’ and it wasn’t so...

Drinking Water

One thing I need to remind myself daily is “I need to drink lots of water!” I tend to drink not that much water so this one thing I really need to do and remember. What are some of your ways you remind yourself to...

Making a Change

It’s the day after Labor Day. I challenged myself for the month of September to do the following: Eat Clean no soda no fast food no artificial sugar no junk food no refined grains no processed meat A challenge I saw on...