Sunday, August 29, 2010

Minor Setbacks......not necessarily a BAD thing. :)

Hey all.....I have been on the Weight Loss Roller Coaster lately. Lose 5 pounds, gain 2, lose 3.......ugh. It got pretty depressing there for a little bit.

Here's the thing: My hubby started his transformation in January...his weight loss was slow and he hit a plateau. But since January he has lost 55 pounds. He was 306 pounds and he is now 250. I am so proud of him, but this scares me more than anything because he is getting so close to MY weight and he is 6 foot tall and I am maybe 5 foot 2 inches. Yes, I refer to myself at times as a human weeble. To me, I see a round little being when I look at myself. I do laugh about this, don't get me wrong, but I also cry.

I have had a couple of friends tell me they are on the same journey as me. That made me feel so good...after all, no one likes to be alone in their journey...especially this kind of journey. :) I love my followers and their sweet comments....Thanks so much DeeDee and Gerie. I also have a couple of other friends that are so sweet and encouraging. I, even have an "organically pleasant" friend. Her name is Cynthia....she jump started my look into organic things. LOL! Not sure everyone knows how much they have impacted me while I live my days and make my and other wise. :)

Well, I am not sure how many of you all read the Daily Truths from the Brave Girls' Club. I had heard about the Brave Girls last year when Teresa Collins went to one of their camps. The projects alone were amazing, but it was the messages that Teresa got from going and how good it made her feel that made me want to see what they were about. I was thinking....."Who are these chicks?" I had never really heard too much about them before Teresa Collins talked about them. So,  a little research and I found that they have camps at least 3 to 4 times a year...I so, wish I could go, but times are tough right now, so I will wish and will get to a camp some day. :) They also are all about GIRL POWER. I love that. I also have learned about Melody Ross, who is an amazing Artist. She has designed a couple of stamp sets for Unity Stamps and I think even some papers this year. Another thing I have learned? That she is seemingly the sweetest chick on EARTH. I am a friend of hers on Facebook, although I am sure that the like, 5,000 other friends she has feel this way too. :) Her posts are sweet and I love the love she shares with her "reality friends". And....even when she is having a crap week.....she is thinking she is BLESSED...all I can say is that she is an inspiring woman. There is also her friend, Kathy Wilkins, who looks like this sweet, little flower fairy to me, but from reading about her....she is a very dedicated and strong woman also. I had emailed Kathy to see if I could use one of their Daily Truths on my blog and she gave me permission and I was so thankful...that I forgot to say thanks in the follow up email to hers. So, even though I felt like a HUGE pain in the butt, I had to email her back to say thanks so much. :)

You can sign up for the Daily Truths here. You will not be disappointed.....EVER. I find myself frequently laughing and crying all in the same truth. :) It is ok, because being emotional is what makes us women and beautiful. :)

Well, I would like to share Today's Truth. I was gonna share another one, but that was a week ago and this one hit me harder than her previous sister. :)

Here it is:

Dear Brave Girl,

One step forward, one step forward, one step forward. Two steps forward
and one step back. Three steps forward, three steps back. Five steps
forward, two steps back. No....this is not a math lesson....
this is life, lovely girl!!!

Please don't freak out or beat yourself up when you have setbacks. You are
not a failure. You did not make bad plans and your steps backward do not
determine your worth as a human being.

Sometimes we think we have things figured out, or that we have overcome
something...and then it returns to our lives in a different way...leaving us to
feel like we have failed in some way. What this actually is, is a beautiful new
chance to learn and grow....and it shows up right when we are ready to take it
on, even if it seems otherwise.

Remember that life is a process...all of it. There are lots of finish lines,
not just one. We get to start new climbs, new races....every day. Some days we are
moving forward effortlessly, some days we are learning to work through life in
other ways. It's all good and it's all necessary....and you are doing a tremendous
job. Reach for the gifts found in the setbacks and decide that tomorrow is a
brand new day.....

Have a fabulous weekend. You are so very loved.

Have a good weekend.....I will be back to blogging on here Monday or Tuesday. :)


  1. Congratulations to Garth on the weight loss! He is doing great! It is definitely a blow to the ego when your husband weighs less than you. I know. Warren is only a couple of inches taller than me, but I have been heavier than him for a long time. My weight is slowly coming off, and I was thinking I was FINALLY going to catch him and maybe, could it be?, weigh less than him. Harvest came, and he has been so busy and physically active. Not to mention working too late to sit in front of the tv with a Mt. Dew and cup of M&Ms in the evening. He has lost about 10-15 pounds since harvest started. UGH! I am very happy for him. But at the same time, I wish I was losing that much in so quick a time. sigh.

    So hang in there, friend. Don't give up or get discouraged. We are in the same boat, and we do know how to swim if we capsize. We know how to make good choices, and we know to move, so we can do it!!!

    Life is definitely a process. Some weeks go so well with the diet/exercise, and I feel like I have it figured out. It seems like just one day of slipping, and its a battle to get back. Thanks for the Truth. Its all a chance to grow, and I need to remember that.

  2. I love this daily truth! Keep goin', girl, you can do this!!