Self-confidence

It amazes me how much obesity affects us. I am realizing how little I thought of myself because of being overweight. I let people’s thoughts and opinions affect how I perceive myself. Through this journey, not only am I losing weight but I am learning to be healthy both inside and out. I am learning how to make healthier choices resulting in a better me. Furthermore, I am realizing my self worth and value. No longer feeling inferior because of my poor self image. I am learning that I deserve more and that I don’t have to accept things the way they are but I have the power to choose to speak up or take risks or seek better. I like this new me. I spoke out against what was happening at work. I had been quiet and just accepting things as they were because of feeling inferior and thinking things couldn’t change. Well, I stood up for myself and spoke up for myself. Now I am in a position to help make changes. My company offered me the position of office manager. I know before this journey, I would not have had the confidence or the courage to stand up for myself. Again, I like this new me and I am excited to see how my life continues to evolve as a result.

Catching up

So this has been extremely busy time in my life. We have had our bout of sickness make its rounds through our house, my company moved locations and I have had numerous events. Through it all, I have managed to maintain and still continue to lose weight.

I have noticed as I lose weight, my confidence level is rising. I feel better about myself and I have been standing up for myself. A lot of times, when your overweight, you don’t feel that good about yourself and allow people to take advantage of you or just accept things the way there are. Well no more for me. Through this journey, I am discovering my self worth. I am starting to really enjoy life, not ashamed about how I look or how people perceive how I  look. I look and feel great! I thank God for this opportunity and this journey.

The Journey Continues…

I am very pleased with my results so far. I was sick last week. I think it was just my body’s response to the changes. Anyway, I feel great and am excited about this journey. I have energy and a clear head. I’m doing things that I just have not been able to do in a long time. I know this is God’s answer to my prayers. I want to be healthy!

I have met some awesome people along this road. What I really like about this challenge is the fact that it’s about everyday real people. No super models, no paid actors, but real everyday people with similar struggles. I love my group. They are awesome as well. We support each other, we encourage each other and our coach Sue is amazing.

I’m looking forward to continuing this journey and excited about where this road will take me. Until next time, peace and blessings!

 

The First Challenge

So we had a Vision Board Party at our church today for the Women’s Ministry. I provided the Brunch – Chicken and Waffles. This was already planned before starting Rob’s Big Loser. Anyway, I am very proud of myself. I did not indulge in the crispy fried chicken or the wonderfully toasted waffles with a myriad of toppings. No, I ate the fruit, the nuts and drank water. Due to this event, I was not able to get to the YMCA, so I hung out with my other support group on the Swamp Rabbit Trail – Wilson and Zoe. I am determined!!!

My New Beginning

I am so excited about this new journey! I am so thankful that this is not just another diet or fad but a lifestyle change. I am grateful for my support group, my family and friends who are cheering me on. These last couple of days has not only started me on a path of wellness but has boosted my self esteem and self confidence as well. I can do this! We can do this! Go GIT!!!

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