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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What a Difference a Pound Makes

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome."  -Samuel Johnson

Happy Tuesday, Ladies! I know it's been about a week...but that's okay. When I decided to start "Skinny Me" my intentions were to post about 2 to 3 times a week. I do have a creative blog, lots of writing going on all over the place...which, by the way, I LOVE:) {click here to visit}  As we get closer to the New Year I suspect my posting here will become more frequent. My quest for a Skinny Me is beginning to kick into high gear...if you know what I mean.

The past few weeks I have been complacent with what I put into my mouth. I have good intentions but by lunch I'm milling about searching for sugar, fat, anything unhealthy. Why or why do the Holidays do that to so many of us?
I mean it's like "It's Christmas! Gorge, Feast and Gobble up all that you can!!" UGH!

Anyway, even though I don't think I have done a very good job of eating clean I have managed to lose 3 pounds.


Talk about motivation!!

Isn't it crazy 
how that number on the scale can be
the deciding factor in whether or not we have good day or bad?
At least that's how it is with me anyway. 
I have been estatic and full of energy all day. 
Went to the store and bought healthy foods 
then came back home and made some yummy and clean chicken quesadillas. 
So filling and good!

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."  -Theodore Roosevelt

Treating our bodies with the kindness and respect they deserve really does take one step at a time. It is soooo very easy to give in. To eat the junk. To say "I will start tomorrow." But honestly... tomorrow is today. The time is now and ladies we are all worth the effort it takes to be the best we can be.

"There is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for a life that is less than what you are capable of living." -Nelson Mandela

I am determined to live my life with passion. To be the best ME I can BE.

Our Word for the Week over at "Words of Me Project" is BEGIN. Click here to read more about that.

I say to yourself..."But it's Christmas and I don't wan't to start eating healthy right now. I mean I want to enjoy the holiday."

I said that to myself last year and the year before that and ended up gaining 7 pounds each year!!! That's why I'm here today...weighing what I do...feeling the way I feel.

I will begin to feel good about me by 2011. I will wake up New Year's Day with an empty feeling, a good feeling and energized. Iwill be ready for anything!

Life is about choices. We have the choice to enjoy the Holidays with our loved ones. Listen to the music, watch the shows and feel the Spirit of Christmas. We can even enjoy a few treats as long as we don't stuff our faces with sugar cookies and fudge {like i have in the past}. Enjoy one piece of fudge, a few ginger snaps and a cup of hot cocoa {the 25 calorie Swiss Miss hot cocoa ROCKS}

How are you doing this Christmas Season? Are you having a hard time staying away from the treats? Tell me  ONE thing you can do to help you stay in control this season.


  1. Hey Les, great post!! I can relate to the number on the scale and if it makes or breaks my day...ugh. I haven't done too bad this season, I did join the HHC over at, but haven't even been consistent. I am trying to make better choices and exercise, but need to get better at it on a regular basis.

  2. Im doing pretty good thus far with the healthy eating despite the holidays. Keeping my fingers crossed that it stays that way!!! By the way, just found your blog--I really like it :)

  3. Thank you for all of the inspirational quotes. I actually decided to start my Total Body Makeover (with Bob Greene's help) on November 1st. I thought, if I can do it when there is Halloween candy in the house and lots of foodie holidays coming up, then I can do it anytime.

  4. Great job on the loss!

    One thing I am making sure I do is stick with my exercise routine. Food will get eaten, for sure, but the results would be a lot worse without the activity.