Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hangin in there...

Just wanted to touch base. When I started this blog, I wanted it to be my HONEST journey. My story, what I was accomplishing along with what I was struggling with.
I guess in that is my answer.

I've been struggling as of late, ever since June when we lost my Father in law. His last conversation with me while he lay in bed on his last day here on earth was one about getting healthy. His last words to me were to encourage me to lose weight. He didn't want me to struggle with health issues caused by being overweight. I made him a promise that day and I intend to keep it. Struggles or not. I will lose my weight. I will get thin and enjoy this life as the gift it is. He's gone, but I'm not. I'm still here. And I need to be responsible with the body God gave me. I need to take care of it and live the life that I'm meant to.

I said that I've been struggling lately. Oh man have I been!!! I've also been trying to figure out why, or what is really going on. I think it's because I was starting to believe the lie that I've always believed. That I CAN'T DO IT. Ummm.. yeah I can! I KNOW I can, or I never would have started this blog. That alone proves that at least for one moment, I believed I can do this.

I also think my year mark was detrimental to my progress. During the first year I thought, this isn't that bad. I can SO do this. But then July came, after our HUGE loss in June, and I was worn out. I just didn't believe that I had another year in me. I even told my friend Jen that I was stopping the blog because I just "DIDN'T HAVE TIME." That grew over into my workouts and then into my nutrition. I just DON'T HAVE TIME. That is such a bunch of crap. Yes I do. I have time to watch TV, or talk on the phone, or go out to eat. I also have time to grab candy from my co-workers candy bowls. (There are some GOOD candy bowls here!) ugh!!!
I gotta get it together man!

It's time to start believing in ME again and in my ability to beat this.
Anyone with me?


  1. I totally understand Cheryl, I've been off of the wagon lately too, I'm trying to lose weight as well and it's not working well when I'm eating like crap! Hang in there, I ate awful yesterday so I decided that today was going to be better, I'm going to cut back today, that's all you can do, Remember God will take care of everything, it's all in His hands. My mom has this saying up in the house that is from God saying that you don't have to worry about today or tomorrow because he is taking care of it for you, just try your best, that's all you can do! Keep up the hard work! Love you!

  2. I'm with you!

    Also, I find this blog encouraging - have you heard of it? She's local.

    Let me know if you want to get together and eat healthy / work out!