Eat to Live or Live to Eat. I have always been the latter. I can’t remember a time ever in my life when I didn’t think I was overweight. I remember being in like 2nd grade and putting my jacket over my legs when I sat down at my desk. They would spread out when I sat down and I was horribly embarrassed by how enormous they were. Funny thing is, I look back on pictures now from when I was in high school and I was waaaaay thinner than I am now. I probably weighed then what my goal weight is now and even then I still felt like the biggest, fattest girl in class. I can’t help but think to myself, geeze why didn’t you enjoy that?

Even though I have become more comfortable in my own skin as I have gotten older, all this reflection leads me to believe that it doesn’t matter what that number on the scale is or what size you wear, its how you feel about yourself. And that comes from the inside.  No matter what you do, there will always be someone thinner, or have longer legs, or have shorter legs, or have more muscles or less cellulite…it NEVER ends.

Be healthy, get your heart pumping, feel comfortable in your clothes and in your skin, challenge yourself and accomplish things you thought you never would and stop and realize that its not all about you. There is something bigger going on here that doesn’t have anything to do with you fitting into your “skinny” jeans today…(although that IS a nice feeling….)

All that being said, these are my goals when it comes to eating. My main overall goal is to loose around 50lbs (that’s about what I feel would put me at a really healthy weight for my height and body type). I feel like with the right mixture of adjusting some eating habits, physical challenges and of course lots of prayer and faith in God to help me achieve my goals for His glory, I can achieve and maintain that weight loss goal.

Eating goals
Long term:
  • Loose 50 lbs
Short term (next 6 months)
  • loose 20 lbs
  • write down everything I eat
  • Plan meals on a weekly basis
  • focus on veggies and more natural ingredients

4 responses

  1. You hit the nail on the head with eveyone having body issues! I look back at my high school weight and think the exact same thing.

    Your 6 month goals will give you a great start! Make sure you keep us posted on your progress and let me know if you need help with your journey-having an accountability buddy helped me lose 27lbs this year!

    • I actually signed up for it but haven’t used it that much. Do you know if they have an app for android? I will have to check it out. I like the idea of keeping track of everything, I just need to get in more of a routine to do it!

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