Claretta – Week 31

I copied this graphic from someone’s Facebook page.  I’m sure it has to do with Valentines Day but I believe also has implications regarding beginning a healthy life style.  The reason that I resonated with this message is because that’s how I felt for so many years.  All the excuses I could come up with: I’m too fat, I’m too old, it won’t work for me, who would care??  I did/do feel loved by others but maybe not so much by myself.  Then one day, it dawned on me that I actually do care about myself and needed to make some very definite changes.  As I have mentioned many times before, getting started is ALWAYS the hardest part for me.  Now, after all this time, I’m happy about my weight loss thus far, and really regret all the wasted years of low energy and low self-esteem.  I also regret the times in the last 30 weeks that I made bad choices and how much further along I could be right now.

OK, pity party is over – and once I recoup from these sore muscles, I’m back at the gym
full force and recommit once again to eat smarter.  After all, I still have a few good years left and lots of cool stuff coming up, like the 5k and my high-school reunion, and our new granddaughter, who is due in June.  Valentine’s Day is always special around my house, and I’m grateful for a wonderful husband who loves me – no matter what!  My heart is full today!    Also, Happy 30th Birthday to Dr. Chase, my favorite #3 child!!

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About Lexy

40 years old, "stay at home mom" to 2 boys (ages 16 and 14), wife to a chiropractic kinesiologist! I love blogging and learning new ideas. I follow the Weight Watchers Points Plus program and enjoy working out. I have run 2 full 26.2 mile marathons and 3 half marathons... and many 10k and 5k's. I love taking BodyPump classes and lifting weights. Working out has always been fun for me, but I struggle with eating healthy. Blogging has introduced me to a world of healthy eaters... When I first started WW... I just wanted someone to tell me what to eat! I didn't like cooking and I am not the kind of person that can just throw things together. There are tons of ideas out there and I love finding new and fun ones that I feel like I am capable of making myself!

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