I love MYSELF, just as I am

I LOVE ME!Today I’m making and taking the pledge to love myself just the way I am.

My body. The grey in my hair. My thoughts. And my fears. My butt/thighs. My wiggly upper arms. I am taking the pledge to love myself, just the way I am. Right now. All the parts of me. My wrinkles and crinkles. My pig snorting laugh.

I’m done with putting myself down. I’m taking the pledge.

The Pledge to Love Myself.
I pledge allegiance, TO MYSELF.
Today I will proclaim it
out loud,
From this day forward,
I promise to be nice.
TO myself and ABOUT myself.
I will accept my quirks and I will love my faults.
I will love my shape, whatever it is
My bones, my muscles, my hair and my face.
My body, all of it, inside and out.
Because that is what makes me, ME.
And there is only one of me.
I will finally allow myself
to see what others see.
My kindness, my spirit, my love.
And starting today, I will share some of it,
with ME.
Because I deserve it.
I will fight for myself, because I’m important.
And I deserve to be everything I am capable of in my life.
I deserve to find my greatness and live my life fully and completely.
With no regrets.
There is so much I want to do in my life,
but first, it begins with “me.”
Today, tomorrow, and every day after that.
And no one can stop me.


Busy Weekend = Not So Healthy Diet

I find the less planning I do, the more spontaneous the time, the less likely I make the best choices. If I have a plan, sometimes I don’t stick to it exactly, but if I have a plan to start, things go much better.

I’m starting out this week better. Went grocery shopping last night and have healthy food for this week. I know it will help my motivation. All the breakfasts and lunches are planned. Check number two. Now, get the dinners and snacks undercontrol and I’ve got a great week ahead.

Back on Track with the Healthy Focus

Last night I was able to get back on track. After a big breakfast of egg beaters and bagel with cheese, a light lunch of progresso soup (wow it tasted salty this time) and a fiber bar, I was able to finish the day with 2 boca burgers on skinny arnold’s with a big tomato and no fat cheese.

And now I’m good to go this morning. Back in the groove. Back on track. Back in the saddle.

Having a “good” day makes it easy to get back on the horse. Ha ha.

Healthy Diet Motivation Went out the Window

Enjoyed a night out with friends last night and wouldn’t you know they made artichoke dip with mayo and philly cream cheese. At least I think that is what was in it. Baked and gooey. On triskets. Why oh why didn’t I stick to just 3 or 4 crackers and instead I had 3 or 4 at a time about 4 or 5 times.

Today is a new day. I’m back at it again. I can get my healthy diet motivation back again. Lean eating.

Dealing with the Pain of Arthritis? That’s Motivation

I have the early stages of arthritis showing up already in my hands. Avoiding bad arthritis is part of my motivation to have a healthy diet.

I want to lose the weight and keep it off because, just like the LA TIMES reports:

• If you’re overweight, try losing a few pounds. When you walk, your knee bears the pressure of five times your body weight, Gillespie says, so losing 5 pounds will take 25 pounds off your knee.

Twenty five pounds… that’s like two or three milk gallons right?

Just walked a mile

Having lost weight is not enough… I have to keep it off.

Just took the dog for a walk. Jogged a bit.  Then it started to sprinkle, then rain, then pour.

Turned around.  I had 3 miles in mind.  Maybe I’ll get 2 more in tonight.

Just keep tracking that chart

Filling in the weight and the dates once a week is helping me keep on track.
Just filling in the dates and the weights helps keep that slope heading down, not up.  Gotta maintain the motivation.

Have a new pair of shorts hanging outside my closet.  They’ll look good with a couple more pounds gone.

Had green beans, broccoli roasted in the oven for lunch.  Sweet potato for snack/dessert.  Yum!  Shorts. Here I come!