It’s been a long while

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I forgot that I started this blog. I only wrote for it twice. My goal was to loose 100 lbs in 2014. I have not done that. I got side tracked along the way. Here I am again. My journey has brought me full circle.

A month ago my wife and I decided to get serious about our health. We set the goal. 6 lbs a month for 16 months to lose  100 lbs. We want to have a baby and we want to have better health. I’m happy to say we are well on our way.

One week ago my doctor told me I am in the fast track to being diabetic. The fear was enough to really kick this goal into gear. I have since gone on an all plant-based based diet. There is so much research that backs it up that I figure I should just try.

I won’t really miss the meat. For me it’s going to be the ice cream and the sweets. My body is going through some strong cravings right now. I will stay strong though. There is no food I want more then I want to have a healthy body.  

It’s been 2 years since I wrote in this blog and I’m hoping to document my journey and that it will inspire you the way many other blogs have inspired me. 

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How do you measure 100%

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Day 99

Before getting into today topic I wanted to clarify My first post “The First 100.” I want my blog to document me losing my first 100 lbs but also will be doing 100 day blog writing challenge. Hence the countdown on the blog. I do not plan on loosing 100 lbs in 100 days. That is a pretty unattainable goal. Also I don’t want my whole blog to be about weight loss. My goal is NOT to lose weight. My goal is to be have a healthy mind, body, and soul. Losing weight will be a part of that of course but I don’t want that to be my only focus. I don’t think its healthy to ONLY focus on weight. So the purpose of this blog is to document my journey to HEALTH and what it takes to get there!  

Disclaimer: I’m not much of a writer and I’ve never had a blog before so I’m not sure what I’m doing! haha bare with me as I learn the ways. 

Back to today’s topic:

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Is your 100% really 100%? Or do you sell yourself short? I saw the above picture today on Facebook and asked myself the same question. I was sad when I realized that the answer is no. My 100% is not my 100%. I think I run just slightly above average and probably put between 75-80% of effort into almost all areas of my life. Whether its work, school, or my own health, I don’t think I put 100% into anything I do. Which I feel is really quite sad. 

Why do I sell myself short? What is missing?

The First 100

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Day 100 Today is the first day of my countdown to 100 lbs. Yup, I have 100 lbs to loose. Sounds like a lot right? But hell, I know I’m not the only one out there that has the same battle to face. If your coming here for advice, I’m not your girl. I have not yet lost 100 lbs so I couldn’t very well tell you how to do it. But if you need a buddy to keep you motivated then I’m here for you!

I want my blog to be different. I want to offer you truthful insight on what its like to fight for your life back. To fight back for the ability to enjoy life without wondering what the weight limit is. To be able to get on ALL the rides at Disneyland. To see family and friends without the fear that they will mention your weight to you. To keep up with my future children and not be limited to how much “play time” I can handle. There are so many things I am fighting for.

I am also on the journey to self love. When the whole world is telling you that everything you are is wrong, it is pretty hard to feel right in your own skin. I know I’m not alone in this and like Mary Lambert and many other amazing women in this world speaking out about body love, I am just wanting to join in and learn to love myself completely.

So for this 1st post, I want to make a declaration. I declare to love myself completely. I declare to take care of myself and become healthy on the inside and out.  I declare to take my own advice for once. I declare that I will ENJOY my journey to better health, fitness, and self love. I invite you to join me in my declaration. There is NO better day then TODAY to change your life. Stop putting your life on hold and start making the choice to change your life NOW. We can do this!

Self love, self respect, self worth. There is a reason they all start with “Self”. You can not find them in anyone else.