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Day 20

Throughout my life I have often reflected on Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity and applied it to my own life struggles.  Let me share…

“Insanity:  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”

At this point in my life, the definition couldn’t be more applicable.  There is always a skeptic.  And believe me when I say, I was one of them.  I am running into them daily, sometimes the same skeptic day after day.  Some people think I am starving myself to death.  Other’s think this has got to be the most risky, unhealthy thing I have ever tried, to lose weight.  However, I hold my head up high, turn my skinny lil’ ass around and walk away knowing that every weight loss program I attempted in the past, simply did not work.  Sometimes we just have to take a leap of faith – stop doing the same things over and over trying to reach that goal.  Because every time we do it, we get the same result.  I had come to the conclusion that I had just wrecked my metabolism, my body would never be beautiful again, and I was just destined to be a skinny girl in a fat body.  Which, ultimately, made me throw away any healthy life pattern I had – I was destined for obesity and all the chronic health problems that go along with that.  Not a pretty picture to carry around in your soul.  That fat girl is going to stay in the form of a photo in my wallet – for future reference. 

I know the skeptics are thinking I am going to gain all my weight back, just as quickly as I lost it.  I know I am not.  I have heard the testimony of people that are now able to happily (and easily) consume 1800 calories a day – indulge in the odd burger and fries, and maintain their goal weight within 2 pounds.  That my friends, is amazing.  Cause sometimes, life just throws a Bacon Double Cheeseburger at you – and you just have to eat it 🙂

I also know I won’t allow myself to gain that weight back.  I’ve educated myself on many things healthful in the last 5 years. Healthy lifestyle, exercise and nutrition is so important to me, and I have always  been passionate about it.  Now that I have finally released the fat from my body I am excited to get started with weight training and toning up.  I’m 20lbs lighter, and running will be so easy now. 

If I knew 12 years ago what I know now about diet and nutrition, this would never have happened to me.  And that my friends is why my weight will never creep up on me again.  I know how to eat healthy – I did before I started this program.  I know about antioxidants and supplements – I took them before.  The only thing that will be different after I reach my goal weight is that I am a butterfly now.  An informed butterfly with confidence and know-how.  I’m passionate about inspiring others – helping others transform from a caterpillar into a butterfly and be the best that they can be.  This has changed my life.

Okay…cut the crap already…

I weighed in at the same today 168lbs.  I’m taking one for the team and experimenting with an apple day.  I just want to see what happens.  I’ve survived off worse things than apples in a day.  I hear others have had to do it – and it jump started weight loss again.  I’m IN!  I really want to reach my goal 🙂

Keeping skinny, until next time….

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