Friday, September 14, 2012

One Month Anniversary was a weigh in day and I must admit that I was a bit disappointed at only losing 1.6lbs this week.  But...I decided to step back and take a look at the big picture.  In the first month of this unexpected Journey...I have lost 12.6lbs...that is 3.15 pounds per week which means that I am on track for my goal of losing 120lbs by August 17th 2013. 
I have had several people tell me that I am going to have days/weeks like this where I feel like I worked really hard and maintained my diet and did not see the results I was hoping for...I am grateful for the reminder! I must admit I have been afraid that I would get discouraged on weeks like this...but strangely and I do think it is a bit strange...I do not feel discouraged.  Like I said, I did have to remind myself to look at the big picture and trust this process is going exactly as it should for today! 
I knew coming in to this that I would have to make adjustments, learn more about how to eat healthy, change some of my behaviors and maintain a healthy attitude along the way...oh... and keep my sense of humor!!  I really can't afford to take myself too seriously...that would be a waste of a good Journey!  I saw this today posted on Twitter by one of Kerri Walsh's followers.  I love it!
So...since it has been a month...It is time for a recap.  I figure if someone starts reading this blog now...a recap might be helpful.  Plus...the recap helps me see the "big picture"

  • I, while watching the Olympics and particularly while watching Misty May and Kerri Walsh win their 3rd consecutive Gold medal in Women's Beach Volleyball, became overwhelmingly inspired to make a big change in my life.
  • I decided that big Change would be to lose 120 lbs by August 17th 2013.
  • As a fun final goal I decided that I wanted to plan to play a real, live action VB game on August 17th 2013
  • I joined the YMCA.
  • Furthermore, I decided to blog about my Journey on a daily basis as a motivational tool for myself.
  • I have chosen to share this Journey with my friends, family...anyone who wants to go along!
  • I tweet regular weekly updates to Misty May and Kerri Walsh...and again, hope I am not making a fool out of myself
  • Kerri Walsh has responded not once...but TWICE!  Amazing!
  • Have received UNBELIEVABLE support from my family, friends and complete strangers!  Also Amazing!
  • I have seen God's Blessings around every corner.
  • Bought new Fluffy Girl workout clothes...including a rockin MaWa Inspired Headband
  • Went from walking one mile to 2 miles in less than a month.
  • Rode 10 miles on recumbent bike for the 1st time
  • Working out 5 days per week
  • Became Emily's Volleyball coach (Church League)
  • Have seen my glucose levels change DRAMATICALLY!
  • Went Kayaking for the 1st time
  • Have other folks joining me on the Journey...working out and losing weight!  Go Journey 120!
  • Getting great ideas, recipes, exercise tips from my wonderful family, friends and co-workers!
  • Still inspired in Week 4
  • Realized when it gets tough...You just have to Start Peddling and Keep Peddling
  • Feeling BETTER everyday
  • Have Lost 12.6lbs in 1 month
  • Have a renewed Faith and am ready to take on Week 5!
  • ODAT
Again, I know I say it a lot...but it can not be said enough.  Thank  you to all of you for your continued support and love.  Love is a powerful thing and I am feeling it!  I look forward to the rest of the Journey...


  1. So proud of you!! I know you are MAWA inspired but inspiration comes from within and I know you inherited your inspiration and determination from your grandmother, Elizabeth. She was one tough lady and so are you! We love you both very much!! Julie and Kyle

  2. I agree with Kyle and Julie, all they said. We all miss Ebbie & yes she was a strong person. I have ALWAYS heard losing it slowly is better for you anyway. Never give up. Stick to the plan. Our lives are a gift...we have to treasure the days He gives us and you are taking care of that gift right now better than ever! We are very proud of you. Hope the headaches are gone! Barb & Ronnie

    1. Thank you so much...I am blessed to have family like you guys!! Love you!