Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Utilize your lows

"Yes, there is pain in change, but there is also great satisfaction in recognizing that progress is being achieved. Life is a series of hills and valleys and often the best growth comes in the valleys.
Elder Marvin J. Ashton

A friend of mine shared this quote and I loved it. If we keep the perspective that it is at the lowest point that we can make the greatest progress, then maybe those lowest points won't feel so desperate and difficult.
Those lowest points being when we feel the worst or weight the most.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Well, I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant so no weight loss journey for me currently.
I can't even say this pregnancy was the same as the first. I haven't lost weight. I did in the first trimester but have successfully made it back up to my prepregnancy weight plus a bit. So much for pregnancy being my weight loss method of choice.

As I near the end of this pregnancy, I am getting excited about the weight loss journey I want to undertake.
I do believe I am ready to publicly share real numbers as I weigh in and try to get to a healthy spot.
Why the change of heart you ask?
If you recall, I wouldn't share actual weights when I began this blog in January of this year.

In July, one of my grandfathers passed away followed by his sweetheart, my grandma, in October. 
I've thought a lot about the resurrection.
As a younger person, I just thought of the resurrection as an awesome do over. My body would be returned (notice I use the word "returned") to its perfected form and all would be well for the rest of eternity. Who cared about my body issues and insecurities or my treat binge. Someday, I would have the body I craved. I've realized how inaccurate, and unhealthy, this attitude is. I want my family to be able to recognize me on the other side of the veil, and recognizing myself would probably be a good thing. So it is my job to get my body to a point I would gladly remain for all eternity. I'm motivated and I'm excited to make some life changes. And thanks to gestational diabetes again, I have a jump start on some healthier habits. 

This may be a lot of talk. But I really hope it isn't. So stay tuned for more regular updates and take this journey with me.