Sharpening My “Kindsight”

The question today for the 30 Day Emotional Eating Journaling Challenge is, "When I look in the mirror at myself, I feel.... because ...". Man, I wish it would have asked me what I see. I have an answer for what I see but I think that's half the problem. I have an answer for what I see because I have learned how to view my world through my filtered judgements. I don't have a ready made answer for what do I feel. Dang. I am forced to really look instead of just seeing. I am brave enough … [Continue Reading]

10 Things That Make Me Grateful For My Journey

I have not always been able to come up with 10 things I am grateful for whenever someone asks. Today, I have so much to be grateful for that I think in terms of what's working right now and what's not. I also have a much broader perspective than I did many years ago and so today here is my list in order of what comes to mind first. 1) I am grateful for my journey with weight. 2) I am grateful for my diagnosis and the passion I have found because of it. 3) I am grateful for … [Continue Reading]

Dear Body,

I love you. I know I haven't always shown it but I am beginning to fully appreciate everything you have done for me in the past and my eyes are opening. I am starting to see your beauty beneath all the layers of pain and scars. I am paying closer attention now to the things I can do instead of focusing on what I cannot. Because of my internal change, I know that you are in the midst of great changes and I am so thankful. I feel like we are finally becoming a team and that makes me happy. … [Continue Reading]

Six Pounds Down and Counting!

Week one done. Check! I lost six pounds and Lizabeth lost eight. Not a bad start. It's been an emotional, interesting week to say the least. It wasn't hard, but it wasn't easy either. We want to share our weight loss journey with you because I KNOW we can do it. I've done it before. Same plan. I know I can do it again. The more we share our journey, the more committed we'll have to be. Or our next diet will consist of eating a lot of crow. We decided not to share our plan … [Continue Reading]

Dear Food,

Dear Food, I want to take just a few moments to speak to you about our relationship. Bubba, it's gotta change. I love you - you know I do. I have thought about you, obsessed about you, prayed about you and entertained you my whole life. I am tired of this now and it's got to change. I want to be healthy and have energy. I want to be excited to be near you and not feeling guilty after the meal is over. I want to really know you and not just date forever. We have had such a wonderful … [Continue Reading]