My Own Insecurities

 

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I honestly struggle a lot.
My insecurities doesn’t cause me anxiety, that I am aware of. But I really am self conscious. It is a weird thing to be inside my mind. I guess in reality I just throw on clothes, but then I look in the mirror and realize my mom muffin top can be seen and completely change what I wanted to wear. It sucks. I only have the front of my stomach to be the issue. Like you can totally tell a watermelon kiddo was in there. Like excess skin, stretch marks, the look of a muffin top… it doesn’t go away. Maybe some people look at me to be beautiful but in my head, I think I can be “better“.

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Weight Loss Journey

Hello my friends, readers, and followers.

I am here to celebrate a milestone for me! I am so in shock and simply amazed, so I am sharing it with you all.
I have not went and bought clothes since last year. I was still wearing Junior Size 17 and L-XL shirts. I can now tell you I am in a size 12! SAY WHAT!? 12 – that’s right!! I am so excited! Can’t you tell??
I even wear some Medium size shirts and some Large shirts.

I guess that 30 pounds did come off around my body haha, not just in my brain like I thought at first, or wait… Yeah, don’t ask. lol

I will be modeling clothes soon!! I can’t wait. Thanks everyone! Yall are what keeps me going, so inspiring and encouraging.

My Life as a Book

A blurb about my life…

An overweight woman with blue eyes that sparkle, Jenna has always seen the positive in her life, especially when she looks down to her little girl growing up before her eyes. While her husband provides for the life she is living and her friends come and go throughout the years. Jenna starts to begin her weight loss journey, watching the calories she takes in and giving up completely on fast food. She listens as her friends and family comment on the transformation back to where she once was. Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and hot delicious brownies are all the wrong foods that give her comfort and satisfaction. The one thing she knows is she has to get herself back to where she was, which is her skinny body and happy.

Being a stay at home mom, she never thought it would her dream; Jenna loves teaching her daughter the basics of life and finds herself loving the war she battles with her weight. Despite the ups and downs, Jenna remains close to her friends, even if some are far away, but never too far from her heart. Thought her friends are quite different from her, they all have one thing in common love. So, when her friends announce how much they miss her, Jenna finds herself feeling lost again in this big world. As time passes by, she feels the need to start making plans, and when her plans begin to tumble around her, she doesn’t want to give up hope.

The past behind Jenna is a lifetime of happiness and hurt, even though she tries to forget it all. Ahead of her are a lot of challenges: to continue losing weight, celebrate what she has, and to rise above anything that comes her way. She has to fight hard in what she believes in and she deserves nothing but the best. Overweight or not she is a beautiful person and she will finally see that for herself.

~First blurb I ever did~ I hope it was good πŸ˜› This being the About page? I think so.

Weight-loss Plan

When I first started my weight-loss journey people would often ask ‘what diet I was doing or starting’. So, here you go how I am loosing weight, my own style.

1. I watch what I eat. (not just it going into my mouth) I watch my calories. I eat Lean Cuisines/Smart Ones/grilled vegetables. I try to not take in more than 300 calories for lunch. Breakfast is a small bowl of cereal, or a banana. Snack is a sweet. Supper is something simple, but sometimes not, just depends.
I don’t like how people find a diet and think it will work for them. I wanted something I do myself, without getting rid of everything I love to it. I believe the biggest thing in loosing weight is self-control.

2. Eat sweets before 6pm, so that way your body has time to get the sugar out of your system. If you go to bed with sugar in your stomach than your body is resting, your body then stores the extra sugar as fat.
What!? I can have sweets?? OH YES! But don’t over do it.

3. Drink tea, flavored water, or diet sodas. I have really cut back on sodas, but sometimes I crave them. At least with a diet drink it is 0 calories and just drink it before 6pm (remember sugar). Also, if I get a 20 oz bottle, I will not drink the whole thing. Also, I can not drink plain water. I get sick to my stomach. So, you can packets to pour into your water. 0 grams of sugar, and only 5 calories per glass! Fruit Punch, Grape, Blackberry Grape, and the energy packs are my favorite! πŸ™‚ Yummy to my tummy, haha!

4. Workout – elliptical/Wii/Outside
I try to workout for an hour on the Wii then 15-20 minutes at night on the elliptical. I also watch calories then try to burn half of the calories I take in that day. Example: If I take in 1000 Calories then I try to burn 500 calories. That would be 30 minutes on the elliptical. I know sometimes it is hard to track your calories as with being a SAHM I tend to forget to write down my calories. I use to use Sparkpeople but never really took the time to learn the website, but it does have a great way to watch your calories and keep track of exercise πŸ™‚

So, now you know what I do. Nothing hard, nothing out of the ordinary, but you can do it too!

I do take a diet pill, but just so you know I lost between 5-8 pounds before I even went to the doctor to help me. When I first started my weight-loss I was 198 pounds. I had no energy, what so ever. That is the reason I reached out for help. Here I am 4 months or so later and 30 pounds lighter. I don’t take the diet pill everyday. I take it for 3 months, then off for 3 months.

People who start loosing weight buy a scale and stand on it religiously, well I don’t. I do not weight myself till I go to the Doctor for a check up on my weight loss. I don’t want to disappoint myself with looking at a scale if I gained 1 pound one day! I believe that you can weigh yourself maybe 1x a month, but your body will gain and loose weight. Don’t get discouraged if you gain a few pounds, just keep doing what you are doing. Your body is adjusting πŸ™‚

Anyone could lose weight, all they have to do is figure out if it is really important to them. πŸ™‚ I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!!

Six Word Saturday

Sunday, is just one day away!

I am on track with my weight-loss, I am finding my motivation! My clothes are clean, dishes are done, kitchen is swept and mopped, now it is time to wait till tomorrow. Relaxation, it is good to see you!

Tomorrow, Jade and I are heading out with Lisa, visiting her church and then laying out in the out sun, soaking up some Vitamin D and listening to the kids play in the background. She knows just when I need a little girl time πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

I hope your weekend is going good!! Happy Saturday to everyone!

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Weight Loss Pictures

The end of May results

**End of July** I had a blond moment and thought it was June, haha!!
(no offense to blondes)

πŸ™‚ Here are my results from May through July. I have 47 pounds to go! Since I have took a picture of me, I can now see my weight loss. I hope you can too!

April through July 31 lbs of total lost!

 

July’s Weight Loss Update

It has been a month since I posted about my personal challenge of weight loss. I am currently off the diet pill and still working out when I can. I am still pushing myself to the limits as I see my goal before my eyes!

I went to the doctor for my weight loss check-up and I have lost another 5 pounds! – Hello, 167! That’s right! I would celebrate with some ice cream or brownies, but I have passed, but boy if it wasn’t tempting!

I also visited with my mom yesterday. Hubby had to go to class after the doctor’s appointment, so Jade and I spent the rest of the day with my mom. We went out to eat at a Mexican restaurant. Jade loves the chip and dip as much as I do. They even had a band playing right before it was time for us to leave. Jade even got up to dance, walked closer to see the band perform. However, we went back to the table to get our leftovers and the band followed us. Jade was okay with the little 4 man crew till they stepped closer to our booth. She was scared, and starting yelling, she pointed her finger to the door and said, “Go to TRUCK, Nana”, but the band backed a way a little bit and she seemed to be okay. It was a great time anyway. We left from the restaurant to go to my mom’s house. I helped with fixing her bark as the rain misplaced it in the cul-de-sac. Jade helped to by holding down the rocks in the neighbors flower bed.

Overall, yesterday was fun, but unfortunately all days have to come to an end.

How was your Wednesday?

Thankful Thursday

Psalm 37:4: Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Thankful Thursday…
I am thankful for..

1. The toys I have to pick up in my living room (If I didn’t have toys in my living room, I would not have my daughter.)
2. For loose clothes (Ha! My diet is working, and of course exercising)
3. Bills that need to be paid (We have income)
4. Family disagreements (We have love, and concerns)
5. A new phone (my old one died)
6. Listening to songs I love
7. Cleaning my house (I have a roof over my head)
8. More Rain (I get to watch my flowers bloom)
9. Hearing, seeing, and talking
10. Friends
11. the smoke detector going off with loud beeps in the middle of the night (lets me know I am alive)
12. Emptying out the trash can (we got food to eat, which apparently has been eaten)
13. Clean Clothes (Washing Machine)
14. Thursday (Then I can read other posts about what else I can be thankful for)
15. Dr Appointments

Be Thankful for today, we are never granted tomorrow.

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday! Be sure to click the button above to start Thankful Thursday with us! πŸ™‚ Now lets go blog hopping!

This week I am thankful for…
A new phone
Hubby cutting the grass (with a push mower)
Maintaining my diet
Hubby’s birthday bash
Seeing my Childhood friend
Watching my daughter express her feelings
My flowers are growing!!! (I use to be a brown thumb)
Reading, Reading, Reading (Still on Red Lily by Nora 1 chapter to go!)
The grilled chicken
Grilled squash (my first time on an electric skillet)
Friends and Family
Paw-paw (he still hasn’t heard about his CT Scan, but he thinking that notΒ Β Β Β Β Β  hearing back might be good news!)
Laying out – enjoying the sun
Rain
Hubby’s work
Power & Water
My daughter is fully potty trained (has been for awhile, but usually she has accidents but not this week) πŸ™‚
The groundhog is no longer missing
Unconditional Love

2 Corinthians 5:17 β€œTherefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

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Lazy Night

Due to hubby being home it has been a lazy day, well, kind of.

I got up this morning, commented on some blog posts, washed dishes (by hand), cooked lunch, cleaned a little, took a nap on the couch, helped hubby with supper, went riding around with no goal intended (hubby will be working for 2 days, so might as well get out of the house today), and so it has been a great Lazy Day πŸ™‚

Google ImageΒ I did manage to cook up some squash!
– 3 to 4 med. Squash, cut into slices
– 3 Tbsp of low sodium butter (melted)
– add chicken bouillon cube till it is melted with butter
– add black pepper and salt to your liking
– pour over cut squash
– lay them out in a pan, evenly πŸ™‚
– Cook till brown on each side and it’s done!

I am still in the “lazy” kind of mood I decided to give Ruth’s idea of listing “favorite posts” πŸ™‚ I have been blogging a little over a month and half. It seems like forever ago, but sometimes it feels like yesterday! I have 23 subscribers, and gained a lot of “blogging friends” and for that I am grateful! Thanks to you guys, I would be just a normal fish out in the blogging sea.

Here is my favorite posts that I have done so far πŸ™‚

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