Friday, January 30, 2015

Fresh On Friday~ Be Encouraged!

I love the thought I might really encourage someone in a way they really need it.
It is my hope ~

I just finished copying several recipes to my. I want to make it file.
After doing so I had to ask myself, really? I've been eating well since the New Year, no it was not a resolution, just something I attempt every year, sad huh?
So our body is a temple, so if we know that why do some of us not treat it as such?
 I drank a gazillion gallons of water, ate small but satisfactory amounts for meals all this time.......
...and then, I copied a recipe for peanut butter cookies, and something that had a gazzillion types of  melted cheese in it....What!!! NO!

Then there's this........

The goal........
I'm a serious Biggest Loser fan, these people inspire me. Every season I think the same thing, if they can do it at their weight, I have no excuse! Yes they have trainers and work out several hours a day...but they also have hundreds to loose.The most interesting thing is how nearly all that are on medications come off those medications prior to even leaving the show. Imagine the prescriptions you may not need to ever fill again? Diabetics no longer having to give themselves injections, blood pressure changed cholesterol levels dropped! I could go on but you get the possibilities.....

So if your with me on this journey, and I have a long way to go to healthy and fit... notice I did not say skinny or thin.  Healthy and fit does not have to mean either.
I personally don't have a lot more to loose, but to consider myself healthy and fit will take time and discipline.

Repeat after me....

The biggest struggle for me is to keep moving, big dislike exercise is.... Yet even just walking daily provides the results I'm looking for. I need a walking buddy, someone depending on me as I do them, just the way it is for me. If it's raining or cold, walk the mall (just don't take money with you). Keeping in motion is key...if nothing else start with walking around your house during commercials, drink the water! Something beats nothing.  I know that when I stick to the healthy eating, and walking at least 5 times per week,  I do feel better health wise and my mental outlook is much brighter as well!

Using a smaller dinner plate it's psychological and it works. Sandwiches without bread,? Yes, the same inside stuff is good with out the bread, try it!
For me because I have little willpower, ....if it's in the house I will eat it. So, don't bring it home if you know it's going to be a with a list and only get whats on it.

Repeat daily......

We can do this, we can feel better

One day at a time, it's never to late to begin again!

Healthier me, it's what echos from my heart today.
Encourage someone today!


  1. #1 You encourage me in so many ways, and for that I'm thankful.

    #2 I really miss my last walking place; it's not a real good idea around here; not that it's unsafe but just not what I like.

    #3 You know what, Debi? I could drive over "there" where I liked to walk so much; it's not that far!

    #4 See? Another encouragement from you! :)

    #5 I really don't need to lose much in actuality, but I surely felt better walking. My downfall is sweets; about every night around 10 pm. :)

    Love to you!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. I taped Biggest Loser last night - I always get so inspired at the finales....

  3. Good post Debi! My Mom's motto was always, "eat to live, don't live to eat." A great motto for sure. I love, love my treadmill and walk on it M-F about 2 miles each time and have been doing that for about 30 years. It's not a lot but it's better than nothing. I started drinking water on Jan. 1st and it was a struggle at first and now I love it. I've never liked water but now, after my morning coffee, it's pretty much all I drink. Good luck in your endeavor!!!