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I wasn't always fat, and I'm not going to always be either.

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If you have missed some of my blogs, you may have missed a laugh, or a rambling from a former fat girl ....
But, if you have missed knowing my LORD and SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, you have missed everything in the world.

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still here...just too lazy to blog :)

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwnw_2_lIcE

Check out my daughter and her fiance's latest music video. They are quite talented if I do say so myself.

I've enjoyed helping them as well. 

Also my daughter is a photographer if you have any needs. I also help her with that! 

carlycphotography.com

I'm still Firming which is better known as bemax now. :) They are on trainerpass.com under Bemax trainers. 

2014 I am STILL at it!

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (9)

I thought I'd type a few lines to let anyone reading know I am STILL at it! Quitting is never an option. :) So much has happened since I started my journey and I've learned so much. One of the main things I've learned is dag gone it YOU CAN keep it off! Easily? Not really, but dobable! I will always have to watch what I eat, but the beauty of that is that I don't HAVE to watch it all the time. I can indulge. I do indulge! 


If you're reading and feel like you've tried and tried with no success. I have been there too. It's when I realized that I don't have to be perfect that I started seeing changes. If you mess up, start again!!! Make up your mind to once and for all get healthy! You really owe it to yourself. You'll be so glad you did!! 


I know losing weight takes time to plan, write things down, move your rear, but I can assure you that it is so worth the effort it takes. Do it! I dare ya! 

Clearing the cob webs and eating right!

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (24)

Hello to anyone out there that may still be reading or checking in on me. I've gotten a few messages lately and it really encourages me to keep fighting the fight! Last year was stinking hard with losing BOTH of my parents whom I was VERY close to.  I did gain a little weight, but that's ok, most of that has come back off. I'm working it and eating well and I'll get back where I want to be. I know I will with His help! You may or may not be wondering what I'm doing now. Of course you're wondering or you wouldn't be reading. Right? ;) I'm still doing the FIRM, currently mostly Firm Express. I love how they are 20 minutes and get it done. I do probably 4 or 5 workouts per week. I'm back into my clean eating mode as I LOVE how full it leaves me feeling. I enjoy feeling full. That might sound crazy to some people, but to someone who LOVES to eat it doesn't. I like to eat volume! I also get my best results when I reallyl watch the junk. :)  This year marks TEN YEARS since I started my weight loss journey. It's weird that I don't really recognize my former self. It was like it was another life. I NEVER want to go back there, however if I' honest with myself I know it would be sooo easy to. Remember....I LOVE to eat!  There are times when I enjoy a workout, but for the most part I do it because I HAVE to. I feel so much better when I do. I'm less stiff, I can think better, I don't feel fluffy, most of all I don't feel guilty when I know I'm doing what I NEED to do.

I keep myself out in the public eye for two reasons. 1- it helps ME. It keeps me accountable! 2- I truly DO want to help you and show you that it can be done. Wait there are 3 reasons. I hope that I can lead someone to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ! Without Him I would have quit a long long time ago. 

I am on facebook and have a small check in group if you need accountability. Just shoot me a message and I'll add you if I think you're 'Ok". ;) I probably will never update pics on here, but my girls post pics of me all the time on FB, some very unflattering ones! LOL! If you'd like to see where I am currently. 

Oh, and here's a neat site I found lately www.dashingdish.com has some GREAT recipes. I haven't tried one that I didn't like. Her protein peanut butter cookies are really good! I used Kroger chunky natural in mine. 

Together again

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (11)

Hey, guys, I know it's been a long long time since I've blogged. Sorry! As some of you may have read earlier this year I lost my mom in March after a major surgery. It was very unexpected and I was and still am at times devastated. Fast forward to October of this year and I suddenly lost my dad too. I don't know why God gives us such blows at times, but I do have a peace about it all. I know my Dad was so tired, depressed, and missing mama so much and they are now together again. I'm thankful he accepted Christ this past summer. :) I miss my mom daily, she was the family rock. I gained a bit of weight after her death that I have since gotten back off with His help. 

I'm still doing the FIRM for the majority of my workouts. I occasionally walk or hike. I've also been challenging myself to REALLY limit the sugar intake. It makes such a difference in my physique! I'm back to lifting heavy again as well. It really leans me out and I'm still working on getting that "job" done. :) 

If you're struggling out there remember U turns are ALWAYS allowed! You too can do what I've done. You can keep it off and You CAN feel good! You don't have to "do it' perfectly. I sometimes take the scenic route, sometimes the expressway. :) I've been at this since 2003 when I joined WWer's and started the FIRM during that summer. You can be results not typical!!! Get determined, put the excuses aside, and fight for your health and fitness! 

Is she really gone?

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (21)

Some of you may think I'm referring to myself here since it's been so long since I posted a blog. Sadly, I am referring to my wonderful mother that I lost this past month. Mom had renal cell carcinoma and had surgery to remove it. The surgery was a success, however the day after she was discharged she died suddenly. My family is still in shock and at times it's hard to bear. However, I have a heavenly Father that cares for me so deeply and through prayers from wonderful friends/family I have been able to cope. There are times I cry and don't even know it's coming on. There are times I feel guilty for smiling and enjoying life. I don't know how I'm supposed to act, but I know my mom raised a very strong daughter and she would want me to enjoy my girls that she adored.

I'm unsure of whether my mom was saved. I witnessed to her numerous times, but she would never tell me. That is one thing that is "haunting" me. The day of her death I had gotten out of the tub, and was drying off. In my head I was singing the song, "Oh, How I Love Jesus", when all of a sudden the lyrics changed to..."Your hands are clean, she's with Me!". Please pray that I have enough faith to believe that that truly was a sign from Him to let me know that He has her. I don't know if it was just me wanting so badly to know that she was "ok", that my mind conjured those lyrics up.

If you still have your mom I urge you to spend every moment you can with her. Tell her you love her and get the answers to questions that are burning inside of you.  I had NO idea what friends/family that had lost their moms were going through. It's a pain that is indescribable to someone that hasn't experienced it. You feel like you can't go on at times and the sadness is so deep. Mom and I were very close.

My earthly father has been in the hospital this year as well and was on life support in February. He's doing better now, but he too misses mom terribly. Please pray for his spiritual condition as he has told me he isn't saved. It would give me much peace if I knew he was.

As far as my physical condition. I am still working out and eating fairly well. This year so far I haven't been as consistent, since I have been caregiving. My weight is up a bit, and I'm not "infomercial ready" right now, but that's ok. I can still wear some of my 6's, but 8's sometimes feel better. ;)and they are far from the 24's that I wore back in 2003  I vowed this month to get back to being consistent and to take better care of myself. Take care of you and your's you'll be so glad you did and you'll have no regrets!

I have no more space available on my site to post pics or I would have added a recent pic! I'm on facebook! However, please send me a message and let me know who you are or I may not accept. :)

Are you settling for less?

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (9)

How much more would you be able to accomplish if you just pushed yourself just a tad out of your comfort zone?

I don't mean go out and try to climb Mt. Everest today, but just give yourself an extra little nudge here and there.

 

 

Hurry up, jerk!Are you just going through the motions on your walk? Your workout? Your daily life? During that walk, pick up your pace a bit from time to time, really pump those arms, or hey, even do fist pumps over your head. Who cares if the  neighbors think you're crazy! Ha! Tell them, You're stepping/pummping out of your comfort zone!

Working Out Hard Stock Photo - During your other workouts, how about lunging a little deeper, lighting a little heavier, or jumping a little higher. When you shock your body into giving you a little more  is when you get the REAL results! Don't settle and think this is as good as it gets, because truly we ALL can do much more than we give ourselves credit for.

Things never get better unless we give them effort. Most folks are shooting at nothing and pretty much hitting the bulls eye every time. Step outside that comfort zone...if you don't pursue YOUR best you'll NEVER get it!

 

We don't have to walk into Heaven dragging one leg behind us....let's be the best that He says we can be!

3 John 1:2 NKJV

2Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

Are you ready for this?

Posted on March 10, 2011 at 9:24 AM Comments comments (10)

“...But where sin increased, grace increased all the more”

(Romans 5:20

Are you condeming yourself because you've tried SO many times to get this weight loss thing "right"? Do you think you're too far gone, too out of control, and totally not worth the effort it takes? Are you like some of the people that think if they walk in the church  that it's all of a sudden going to come crashing down on them?

Forget all those thoughts! They are sooo not true! It doesn't matter a "hill of beans" what you've done, where you've been, how many times you've tried...God's grace is STILL sufficient for you and YOU STILL can do this AGAIN! You can't even earn His grace by doing good. It's a totally free gift to You. All you have to do is accept it.

None of us are ever going to do "this" perfectly, myself included. However, I can give myself my all thru Him! Quit beating yourself up and let's do this thing together!

He's coming again! He's Alive! Are you ready for this?

I am YOU!

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (11)

I am just like you guys! If you're overweight...that was me! If you're fit...tha'ts me! If you're in the process of changing your life..that's me!

You really can do this too. You've got to want it...you've got to focus on it...you've got to work at it...and you've got to NEVER let yourself quit. No matter how hard it gets.. no matter how badly you want to quit....no matter how many people around you sabatoging you....keep working towards what you want! Never settle! Never think you're destined to be fat! Never think oh I'm in my 40's now it's too hard anymore! No, it's not! You can always change your body. Give up that extra treat today...save it for a special occasion and watch the scale drop and your clothes fit better! Push a lil' harder in your workout today and you'll see the same thing happening!

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit”

(Proverbs 18:21, NIV)

Don't use your tongue to say negative things about yourself! Tell yourself you ARE doing this! You'll get exactly what you say!

Busy and forgot about YOU?

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 8:09 AM Comments comments (18)

"For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again"

(Proverbs 24:16a

I know it's a crazy time of year right now. Back to school, back to work for some of you, vacations, you name it! However, we must take care of ourselves! We must squeeze that workout in, we must eat well most of the time. If we start thinking of it as musts do's instead of I don't have time do's then we'll see great progress on the scale, in our clothing size, in our attitudes, and in our doctor reports!

Please don't let yourself fall to the wayside while taking care of EVERYONE else's needs. YOU are important too! You matter! Your health and happiness matters! You want to be healthy...you want to feel good..and you want to be fit! So go get it! It's your's for the taking! Don't think you're too far gone...you've tried too many times...there's no point in trying again...that's Satan telling you those lies! As the Bible says....if you fall seven times...GET BACK UP!

If you fire yourself up daily then you'll reap your own rewards! I'm no different than any of you. I know what's it's like to be overweight, fed up, and to feel like giving up on myself. However, I also know the other side where I said enough is enough! Let today be your ENOUGH day! Draw a line in the sand and start fresh!

Hungry?...and Pics of patio project!

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 11:39 AM Comments comments (8)

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled;"

(Matthew 5:6, NIV).)

Are you looking for something to eat all the time? Maybe you're not truly hungry for food...maybe it's Him that you're looking for!  Try feasting on His word the next time you're wanting to just eat ...to well...EAT and you're not truly "belly" hungry!

As some of you know I've been working on my patio that is attached to the back of our home....it previously was nothing more than a concrete slab...no roof, no walls, no nothing. Now..it's under roof and totally screened in and I LOVE it! It's been soo worth all the hard work!  We've still got some finishing touches to do, but here are some pics of what's been keeping me busy!  The last picture shows the table that used to belong to my Grandmother that was 99 and recently passed away. If you notice the watering can in the 2nd pic alongside the furthest wall...that was her's too! OH and the mulch in the pictures! I've seen enough mulch to last me QUITE a while! LOL


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