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Together We Are Strong!

As we go through our lives day after day stop to take a small break from the hustle and bustle to rest our mind, body and soul! Looking around myself I see so many beautiful wonderful amazing lights shining brightly, giving me the strength, the love, the will power, the determination to move forward still, to do and be the very best I can...

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...

Shattering My Own Personal Prison

It has been some time since I’ve written so I would like to update you as to where I stand in this journey of mine. It’s been 2 years, 6 months and 25 days since I started my journey to become healthier! The last 3 months my weight has been maintaining between 165 – 173 pounds (with the exception of getting sick in February where...

It’s Been Two Years Since I Started My Journey!

September 2 marks two years since I started my journey to become healthier by eating clean, exercising and clearing my mind. It hasn’t been easy, especially towards the beginning part of my journey – but it has been well worth the dedication and determination to move forward. Yes, I am still human! Yes, I still have those days I want...

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...

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 time to prepare food, it was easier getting food already made! I also knew I need to exercise, but that too was hard as...

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...

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 move forward and among many other things. As I continue to move forward in clearing the mind I am remembering things from...

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...

Taking More Steps Throughout the Day – How to Improve on It –

Step counters. Do they really motivate people to get more exercise? To be more active throughout the day? To compete with others? If you are me, then the answer to these questions is yes. At the beginning of April when my order for a step counter finally arrived. I took it out of the package and got it all setup and started using it to count my...

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 clean I am now almost 80 lbs. lighter. I am feeling much better now – mentally, physically and spiritually. I...

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...

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 journal ‘hand written’ that is, on those days! So onto the third month of my journey I go. This month I plan 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 proud of myself for doing this and sticking to it. So I will come out and say that since I started this 56 days ago...

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 most important things about these two days were I was able to eat clean, do my mediation, walk and workout on Saturday...

The Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty First Days

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were quite busy days for me. I tried to make the time to write something on the posts I just didn’t find the time to do so. So now I write Thursday morning to bring you up today on those days. Monday Day 49: It was an extremely busy day, I did at one point tell myself towards the end of day to just breathe. I...

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 sure to really work on this tomorrow! Other then it being a busy Sunday not much else happened today. I did go see my...

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 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 through and keep true to my ‘eat clean’ challenge. After 29 days eating clean is so much easier now to me...

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 my morning walk in – it was much later in the day than normal, 10:30 AM, at least I was able to get it in and not...

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 minutes since it was so hot outside! I drank tons of water! I went walking for 25 minutes and pushed myself to go (a bit)...

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, “I don’t eat that!” I thought I would’ve had more thoughts of wanting chocolate, sweets, junk food...

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 fizzle out just shy of 2 weeks. What I lacked those other times before is a support group, a network of people and having...

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...

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 clean’ is becoming easier. I also must say, that writing about this experience is helping me make it through each...

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 call Fast Sunday and I personally feel I should continue doing what I’ve been doing the last 5 days as my body...

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...