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Personal Battles

It has been some time now since I started approaching my original goal weight of being 225 pounds. When I reached 250 pounds, I realized this was now much too simple of a goal so I made a new goal to lose a total of 220 pounds. Weighing 200 pounds sounded like a good number since my top weight was 420 pounds. When I first started my journey I...

Living Life As a Warrior

I started a new venture this week! CrossFit! I am now a member of Mission CrossFit in Mission Viejo, CA. After two days of working out in the gym I am sore! Sure I’ve been going to the gym to lift weights, I go walking, jogging and running, but CrossFit is a whole new arena that focuses on strength by improving fitness and health by working...

Creating & Living Our Dreams

Where do I begin? I use to dream of what it would be like living a life where I was 225 lbs. again! I would think about what people would say seeing me a normal weight! I use to think what girls would think of me being a normal weight, would they like to go out with me then? As I look back 10 years ago I saw myself as this overweight person who...

Target Weight Acquired – A New Goal Set

When I set out on my journey to become healthier back on September 2, 2014 I set my goal weight of being 200 lbs. Once reached I would then adjust and set new goals accordingly. It has happened! On April 22, 2016 I reached my goal weight of 200 lbs.! Actually, I ended up being below my goal weight weighing in at 199.00 lbs. The day I reached my...

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 large family and I love them dearly! While in my younger years it was my love of family, my love of church, my love of...

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 clean as I started to get more clarity in my mind about how I had been thinking and acting in life. So becoming healthier...

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 clean and losing weight. I believe riding a bike in my youth was one of the ways I kept myself in such great shape as I...

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 into the darkness and see what life will continue being had I not made the choice to start eating clean.  As I continue on...

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 when ask as this is a new way of life. I’m personally not counting, I only want to move forward and continue...

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 lose weight. As I stated in my earlier post ‘Getting So Much More Than Expected‘ only after I starting making...

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 off, back when I started out on this journey I was only thinking about losing weight to become healthier. I had reached...

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 last 4 months you get so much more than just eating healthier! (New post coming soon with all the benefits I’ve...

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 publish this post for all to read! Even in the times of being busy and being pulled in many different directions (well if...

The Sixteenth Day – Friday Morning to Evening

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 dreams still fresh in my mind. As they start to fade away I become more aware of the day I have ahead of me, it’s...

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 food no refined grains including white flour no processed meat no fat-free or low-fat products I will walk for 30 minutes 6...

Day Nine – The Adventures’ of Life

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 nice relaxing evening. Maybe continue reading a good book, The Eye of The World. Start writing down thoughts of things I can...

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 UCLA vs Memphis College Football game I found myself thinking of munching on sweets and junk food – I quickly...

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 then looked and found another one I downloaded – he too installed the same app on his phone. This app is amazing. The app...

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 chain, so none of that during my eat clean challenge for September (or ever after this month is over)! So this morning I...

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 bite… I really must say I like the fact that I am now being open about my eat clean challenge and I am able to write about...

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 an article* this morning about how to stop cravings: So to help me with my challenge I simply need to tell myself...

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 hard. One day at time, one meal at a time… Thanks to those who commented on my ‘Drinking Water‘ post. I...

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 drink enough water throughout the day? Feel free to post your comments below?