Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What I have been up to this summer...

Before....
After....

Well the rain finally stopped and we saw rays of sunshine on occasion yesterday....of course I ran right outside to soak them up....as you know I haven't posted alot this summer...took some me time....I've had a great summer....spent lot's of time with my hubby and family....and I have been working on me...I've lost from size 18 to a 6....everyone asks me how have you done it...looking for a magic key...well... my answer to everyone is....I stopped eating like a pig...stopped snacking all the time...stopped going back for seconds...started eating healthy....fruits...veggies...low fat meat like fish...chicken...beef on occasion...and started really loving myself again...stopped worrying about everyone....let them make their mistakes and take the consequences of their actions...started really enjoying life again...not worried if the laundry is always done...or the kitchen is always stocked with food....and just started enjoying my family...and dogs....started doing things on impulse...so what if you stay up to 1:00 am playing cards or basketball...just enjoy it...if you want to eat dinner at 5:00 or 10:00 what does it really matter in the whole sceam of things...I got rid of alot of the clutter that has been eating at me...if you haven't used it in years...why hang on to it....let someone else enjoy it....and that is what I have done...I have cleaned out...and got rid of....it is so freeing....my yard had became more of a chore than fun...so I have gotten rid of several flowerbeds...and you know what...I appreciate the ones I kept more...


It is amazing...something finally clicked in my head...I've been trying to loose weight for years... working out....counting calories...but when I started getting rid of stress in my life...and started really living and enjoying life...the weight just started coming off also...my workouts now are fun things I enjoy doing with my hubby and family...and get togethers are more about each other than what we will be eating...I still go out to eat...but I pick better choices...and share them...or bring them home for my daughter...so I guess there is not really a magic cure for weight loss...you just have to find what works for you and stick with it...make it a way of life...well that's what I have been up to this summer....

9 comments:

Tanna said...

You rock, Deb!!! That is awesome!! Congratulations on bringing the joy back to your life!!! You inspire me!

Deb said...

Tanna....thank you...it is amazing how much better I feel...didn't realize I felt bad before...just in a rut...not anymore....loving life...

Janie said...

Congratulations on making healthy changes in your lifestyle! You look great and obviously feel better, too.

deedee said...

Way to go, girlfriend!!!

Amy said...

I needed this post! I needed to read about someone else that has struggled as I do EVERY SINGLE DAY of my life.

I need your wisdom... I want to find that strength to just let it all go and let those that I worry about constantly, deal with their own messes! KWIM?

What sort of meats did you eat and how did you prepare them? I stink when it comes to meat/chicken/fish? I do great with veggies/fruits...but I always get stumped with everything else.

Thanks so much for posting about this! I could hug you!
((HUGS))

Tracey said...

You look awesome! I am sure you feel awesome too! It sure sounds like it! Yeah for you and your new found happiness :)
Tracey

bettyl said...

Good on ya, mate!! I'm so happy for you. I know you feel as good as you look!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

WOOHOOW! Good for you!! I haven't been here in awhile and I scrolled down and saw this and got so excited. I am doing the same thing right now. Working on me and decluttering my life too. I have a wonderful life but just needed to make some changes to reflect the me I know I can be. You did a wonderful job over the summer. It will take me more than 3 months but that is OK! I am worth it! Congratulations on a new and improved you!

Loretta said...

Hi Deb,
Wow! Great job! You look fantastic!!!It's so hard to lose weight, I'm living proof of that! I've gotten into a pattern of healthy eating now and have lost 51 lbs so far. I still have a long way to go. Seeing this post has given me inspiration! Hugs, Loretta