Keep Moving Forward

After I published my renewed perspective post I realized I should probably give a quick background and update.

Weightloss has been a lifelong struggle for me. I have always hated my body and have had a lower self esteem as a result. I have also struggled with depression and seasonal affective disorder for many years.

As I said before I have dabbled in just about every weightloss technique out there. But something is different this time and I am attributing it to less chemicals and more God. I really am relying on God for strength and wisdom in my choices. Rather than losing weight I am getting healthy. I am trying tried to get as “clean” as I can. I am not perfect…I’ve had cake…and will again in the future. But I also have cut out most of the sugar I was previously consuming, as well as a few other things that were literally weighing me down. I am happy say that I have not taken my depression meds once since September 1st and I feel the most level and happy I have in a very long time.

So I am going to be brutally honest here and just lay it out there for you. I am 35, 5’4 and on September 1st I weighed 190 lbs. Today, I weighed in at 172. Insert victory dance here! I have a goal to lose a total of 60 pounds, but I have not set a date for that goal. I did this on purpose. I want this to be a lifestyle change for the rest of my life…not just until I reach my goal. When I get to my goal weight I intend to keep moving forward. That is also my new motto….

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I feel like this might appear somewhere on my body in the form of permanent ink (wink wink).

I am also very excited to have a friend joining me on my journey as an accountability partner.  Support, inspiration, and motivation are so important in this journey. I couldn’t be more excited for this person, I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us.

That’s all for today, I promise. Until next time….

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About believingjoy

Who am I? That's a good question! I am Jen...a blemished woman who enjoys a tidbit of tidyness mixed with dash of craziness to create a life that is simply mine! I adore my 4 children and their daddy. I love little bits of wild like tattoos and things that make us unique. I like to mix vintage with new and strive for progress over perfection! I believe that not a single person on this planet is perfect and that's okay, it's what makes us who we are. My desire is to find joy is all circumstances with a smile and a choice to believe.
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