Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Just a Little Update

I got dressed today, brushed my teeth and combed my hair (yay for personal hygiene...isn't it just sad that I find this to be such an accomplishment?), swished and swiped, unloaded the dishwasher, wiped down the stove and counters, and of course have done all the things necessary to make sure my baby isn't climbing the walls or fainting from hunger (oh, and she refuses to take a nap today...ughh!).

I still woke up this morning in a funk, but have tried to be positive. It also doesn't help when you have stomach issues (you don't want to know).

One thing that bugs me about writing all this is I feel like I'm whining...I hate that.


SiriuslyNLuv said...

You're not whining--you're sharing and keeping it real. And that's perfectly fine. Just know that I'm praying for you, and believe me when I say that I have the same struggle. It helps to have a sounding post, and I wanted to let you know that I'm listening. HUGS!!!

The Amusing Redhead said...

Yay Angie!!

*Great* job!

Darcie said...

Yeah for you! Every step foward is just that...a step foward.

I understand how you could feel like you are whining...but you aren't. You are just jotting down facts and they will help you reflect and be more honest with yourself later.

Shea Whaley said...

Keep it up! I said a prayer for you. Luv ya!

Michelle said...

Yeah!!! You are doing great!!!!!

Angela Breidenbach said...

Hi Angie,

I made some personal changes about 3 plus years ago that really helped me feel better about myself. I lost weight, started getting my internal self on track, and the external followed naturally.

The internal is definitely where it's at. Now that you've made the decision, it takes setting those goals in front of yourself day-by-day with measurable increments. Lose weight is a great goal. But if it's just that, just intangible, then it is a lot harder to make happen. Set your sights on a small goal that works toward a larger goal. So for me it was in 5 pound increments. It could take me a month to lose 5 pounds, but it was manageable. I did it with Weight Watchers after failing on my own too many times.

I needed and still need the support of others. That's how we're wired by God. So going to the meetings not only gave me better education on my personal food choices, but we also did a lot of mental work and supportive connection to one another. It took me 8 months to lose 35 pounds. It was harder for me than for some of the other women. But I did it. And I have kept it off now for almost 3 years. April will be my 'Goal" anniversary for the 35 pounds.

I just want to encourage you to add measurable guidelines to your goals so they don't stay abstract. That made all the difference for me and I hope it will for you too.
I believe you will do all of these things because you have set them in your mind and desire to achieve them. Go get 'em!

Angie Breidenbach
(Oh, and so I then went and won Mrs. Montana. Heck, why not? I'd gotten myself in better shape so why not go attack some of those dreams I had been afraid of before :-D )