Monday, November 30, 2015

A Brand New Start

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by.  I hope that you stop back by often and come along the ride with me.  I have been debating and praying about this blog idea for some time.  Then, like God does, he sends you answers in the form of other people.  I joined a couple of Facebook groups that have made this choice easier.  Here, here and here.  I also have been a member of Spark People for years and have not utilized the awesomeness that it really is, which I am going to change.

You see, I have been wanting to start a weight loss blog for some time.  But what if I fail?  What if I don't lose weight?  What if I fail?  What if I let people down?  What if I fail?  What if I give up?  What if I FAIL?!?

But this idea just would not go away.  I want to have a blog where I challenge myself (and hopefully others).  I want to empower myself and others to lose weight or to go forward in what they want to do.  I have had this idea for some time that weight loss is not just about losing weight.  I mean you can lose weight and then gain it all back if you are not careful.  But how is that possible?  I mean you work your ass off and lose the weight only to turn around to put it all back on!  In my heart I feel (I know science agrees with me) that if you diet and exercise you will lose weight but if you don't reach down deep inside and deal with the issues that cause you to be overweight then you will go right back to the same old routine.

Don't get me wrong. diet and exercise are extremely important but if you can not let go of the negativity and pain that is desperately holding onto the weight then you will be back in the same spot.  So, with that in mind I have wanted to make a blog where I work on empowering myself; and hopefully you, to lose weight with me.  I want to challenge myself to meet goals and eat better.  To walk more and to take better care of myself.

A few things I want to delve into and work on is to learn to forgive the things from my past that are causing me to emotionally eat and hold onto the pain so that I fail and fall into the same old things over and over again.  Another thing I want to work on is to empower myself and others to go for what they want and to achieve them.

I am also going to be very transparent on this blog.  I am not going to hide the truth, and the truth is that I want to lose 200 pounds.  I have already started losing weight and for that I am happy.  I am on my way.  But, what is a journey without rewards, am I right?  For me I have really thought about these over the last few weeks.  I really want to focus on what I am going to call my "50 challenges"(or L1, L2, L3 etc.  L for the Roman number 50).

A 50 Challenge is something from your weight loss bucket list that you want to be able to achieve as you get thinner, and it is something that you reward yourself with when you lose 50 pounds!  Hence the name "50 challenge"  For me I have 4 "50 challenges" to do.  Since I am Freebird all of my 50 challenges are going to be about flying thru the air.  But what about 25 challenges?  Well I also felt like I wanted to celebrate them as well.  So for my 25 challenges I want to do things that push me in emotional ways.  The best part is that when you reach these same challenges I want you to let me know so that I can share your joy with the rest of us.

I know this is alot to read and I am sorry for that I hope that you are all still with me and are wanting to follow me in this journey.  I also hope that you join along.  Take care and never forget that you are an awesome and blessed person.