Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy, Healthy Living

I couldn't be happier with how things are going for me in my weight loss/healthy living journey!

For the first time in a while,  I feel good. I feel really good. With almost a year of constant struggle, slipping, and sliding, it feels really good to be in control of my health again.

I'm near the end of my no sweets challenge. Only 3 days left! I'm definitely looking forward to Abba's birthday cake on Saturday! But don't worry. I don't plan on going completely crazy once this challenge is over. The whole no sweets experience was really eye opening. Processed sugar is in so MANY things that it takes constant effort to be aware of what you're actually consuming. I plan to exercise moderation now more than ever.

I'm also nearing the end of C25K...for the second time. My mom and I did week 8, day 1 yesterday. Only 5 total days left. I finally calculated how far we were running using Map My Run and I was surprised to see that I am actually much faster this time around. I'm sure that has to do with there being an almost 50 pound weight difference for me along with running with a partner this time. My mom pushes me. Honestly, sometimes I want to tell her to leave me alone and to stop encouraging me. I don't know why but my nature just seems to want to rebel against someone telling me that I can do something when I really want to believe I can't or just want to be left alone. I hate that about myself. But I am incredibly thankful for my mom! She has always been my biggest supporter and I don't know what I would do without her. I really don't even want to think about that. I love you mom!

My weight has fluctuated up and down a couple of pounds over the last couple of weeks. I'm currently hanging strong at my lowest weight yet but I'm really hoping to see some great results at the end of this week. I have a good feeling and I hope I'm right! I'm really ready to blog about meeting my first MAJOR weight loss goal!

What are you doing to meet your goals?

Peace, Love, and Healthy Living,



  1. Great post Jess! Keep up the good work! You are always so inspirational!

    1. Thanks Neisha! Seems like you are doing well, too! Look forward to a new blog post from you! :)