Thankful for God’s Provision

You have been so encouraging, loving, supportive and excited with me along this journey I am on. However you have contributed (smiles, kind words, encouragements, meals, prayers, financially, HUGS, exercising together, friendship, questions – opportunities to share, reminders of Truth) – they are all appreciated and so treasured to me!! Thank you! It is kind of long […]

The Scale… what it is and what it is not

What is the purpose of the scale? Why should I weigh once a week? What the scale is not! According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a scale is “an instrument or machine for weighing”.  So, the purpose of the scale is to measure the weight of an object or person. The scale is a tool […]

What I do when I eat but don’t feel full

Enough is Enough.  Sometimes, I might eat something and feel satisfied. Other times, I eat the same thing and think, “Did I already eat that? – I don’t feel like I have eaten anything.” This has happened to me numerous times. I have a choice. In that moment, I have a choice – do I […]

Hard Work or Is It?

A lot of people have commented on all the hard work I have done to lose weight. It’s interesting because of course, in some ways it has been hard work, but it doesn’t feel like hard work. From the beginning, it has been intentionality every single day! From the beginning, it has been intentionality every […]

166 lbs lost yet so much gained!

Forever Changed 2 years ago on November 20, 2012, I sat with Wayne Burns on his back porch and we had a conversation that was the beginning of a beautiful journey. Through this continuing journey, my life is forever changed. 166 pounds gone and yet so much has been gained! 166 pounds gone and yet so much […]

I did not set out to run, I set out to save my life!

Did I just run a half marathon? On October 11, 2014, I did run a half marathon. I ran 13.1 miles! What? That’s crazy! I am still trying to wrap my mind around that. You see, 22.5 months ago I weighed 316 pounds. I had spent the majority of the previous 20 years weighing around […]

Counting Calories – Prison or Tool?

Many people are hesitant to talk about counting calories. I know I was!!!!! I have counted calories many times over the years of trying to lose weight. At one point, I decided “I was never going to count calories again”. I viewed counting calories like a prison, like bondage – restrictive. When Wayne and I […]