I Have to Trust My Journey

I originally posted this to my Weight Watchers group, but I decided to go ahead and post it here too.  After all, it is about my journey.

​I have to admit, this weight loss journey has been a never-ending journey for me. Sometimes I get so mad when I don’t see the results that I want and it makes me want to give up.  Why bother, right?  Well, guess what?  I’m not quitting. I am not a quitter. The number on the scale may not be  moving downward, even though I’m steadily tracking now, and trying to be extra careful during this outage (working evenings is hard)  I’m not going to give up. I’m old enough to realize now that this particular journey of my life will be an ongoing one and if it takes me more time to get to to the weight I was created to be at, then so be it.  I am on a journey and I will see the destination that I going to.  I am not defined by a number on the scale and it’s not going to beat me down. I am active and I’m eating better each and every day.  I am proud of myself and that’s good enough for me.  

Sorry for the long post.  No, actually. I’m not. I needed to put this out there.

Is that YOU God?

The other day as I was contemplating my struggle with choosing the right things to eat, and eating way too much sugar, I started talking to God about it…again. Only this time when I was complaining about myself to Him again, I heard something way down deep inside of me, and I decided to really listen.  My conversation kinda went like this…well…. I say kinda, because I can’t promise that I remember everything word-for-word, but I do remember the most important things that were said to me.

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Never Too Old

I am so excited about today’s ride!  I finally rode the hardest trail for the first time this year.  I rode it a few times last year, but wanted to get stronger in my legs before trying it again this year, because it starts off on steep climb that feels like it goes on forever!  I believe it is about 1/4 of a mile for the climb.  Needless to say, I have come a long way from last year to today.   Continue reading

First Time Riding Alone

I finally went mountain biking all by myself!  Usually my husband goes with me, but he had to work late and the weather was perfect…so I took a chance and went.  I had such an awesome time!  I went at my own pace, and just truly enjoyed myself.  The only downside to my ride was the fact that I forgot to turn my Strava App on, and I also forgot my polar at home.  It sucks because this time I didn’t take my usual 10-15 min break.  Other than just pulling over to let someone pass or grabbing water,  I didn’t stop for long at all.  I know I probably beat my personal record today.  Oh well!  There’s always next time!

The 21 DSD is Complete

So, I did it!  I completed my 21 Day Sugar Detox last Sunday, January 24th!  Doing this detox was exactly what my body needed.  For the past year I’ve been struggling with lack of sleep, but by the end of the first week, I noticed that I was sleeping more soundly.

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Self-Sabotage?

Right about now I am wondering when it is that I am going to truly get my crap together when it comes to making right choices?  I am so tired of going down the same beaten path I’ve been down so many times before.  I will be doing so good, and then for whatever reason, I start messing up.  It’s a pattern and I see it, yet I don’t know how to stop it and I don’t know why I do it.  I have heard of self- sabotaging and sometimes I wonder if this is what I am doing?  I briefly mentioned this to my husband and he didn’t really understand where I was coming from, and how can I explain it to him when I don’t even know?   Continue reading