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I am a small town girl living the big city life with my superhero hubby and our superhero- in-training son! I love Jesus and junior mints and have a secret addiction to Neil Diamond and Cat Steven's music. I love a good theme party, the smell of pretty stationary, a good book and a glass of ice tea with an orange slice in it. I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world.

Friday, July 27, 2012

No turning back

I will persevere.  I do not give up based on emotions and hormones.  I have a son I'm training up and what example would I be setting if I did not carry on even the most difficult of times? Oh, I have my days, we all do but despite that crazy scale number on Wednesday I did not stay in bed all day eating Hershey bars.  I just carried on as usual. 

Despite the fact that I had 2 different dreams last night that involved chocolate chip cookies from Tiff's Treats, when I got on the scale this morning I was quite thrilled to weigh in at 183 pounds! That's 17 pounds lost to date!

I've gotten a lot of calls, emails, texts, posts, etc about Wednesday which really means the world to me.  Two things that people said really hit home for me the first being I am "more than a number on a scale".  I have clung to that truth the past couple of days.  So true.  God created me (and all of you) in His image and my worth is not found on that scale.  The second was that I am "too hung up on the scale".  I've reevaluated this and I think that person is right.  The scale is my friend and my enemy.  It helps me gage how I am doing but at the same time I do not want to be a slave to it.  For my own sanity I'm going to just weigh in randomly from here on out and post results every other week so that you can see my progress.  One of the reasons I haven't been writing as much is we're out playing and enjoying our summer and there's just not a lot to say.  I'm not struggling as much with my snacking in the afternoons and my sweet cravings have diminished so much that they're almost non-existent.  Eating more vegetables, fruits and whole grains has become second nature and I enjoy trying new recipes (which I'll be posting later). 

I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday.  The boy and I are headed out to swim again this morning...my swimsuit is getting so loose I am tempted to purchase another one!


  1. it's always nice when clothes don't fit anymore...because they're just too dang big ;) you're doing awesome!

  2. Way to go steph! Awesome work!!