Posts Tagged ‘weight loss success’

I’m starting the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge today. I need to do something to jump start this year and I’ve heard great things about the Challenge. So I’m doing it. I’ve been watching my food intake and exercising a bit more regularly, but the weight is stubborn. Very. Stubborn. If you’ve followed the blog for any time you know I faithfully use My Fitness Pal to track my calorie intake on a daily basis. It has worked very well to keep me honest about what I’m eating and I still use it. I’m playing with my calorie counts now to see if raising (or lowering) my numbers will help me get back down where I want to be. It’s a process, but I think as our bodies change (and we increase or decrease our activity levels) it’s good to change things up a bit. What worked 2 years ago might not work now. That’s why I’ve jumped on the AdvoCare bandwagon. I’m hoping it works!

I did another cleanse two years ago and it really helped get me back on track. So, here we go. I’ll keep you posted on my progress!

Taking JOY in the journey,


AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge

If you want to check out the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge, here’s the link: http://bit.ly/AdvoCareYeary

(Disclosure: I am an AdvoCare distributor. Purchasing products from this site will produce income for me. Just being honest.)


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Well, here we are, 9 months out from the beginning of my weight loss/healthier living/new me journey. My weight is holding steady, I have way more energy and I’m looking forward to running my first 5k in October. It’s amazing, really. Just one year ago I didn’t even want to get off the couch. Now I’m rearranging my schedule so I can get some gym time before work! Seriously, who am I?

We just returned from a week-long vacation in Missouri and I actually achieved some 2012/2013 goals ahead of schedule. When I learned to slalom waterski back in June (has it just been three months??), I determined that I wanted to be good enough to need my own waterski by early 2013. Well, my AH decided the time was NOW, so we bought a new ski! I also wanted to graduate to a shorter rope (which means I ski A LOT faster) – boom! Done! I never thought I would love waterskiing enough to want to ski in cool weather, but I bought a wetsuit before we left and actually used it on our last morning at the lake. 3 pretty big goals reached in one week. That’s amazing.

I have, in the past, been really bad about setting out to do something, keeping it up for a while and then slacking off. My weight loss experiences have pretty much been that way. I’d lose some weight; keep it off for a couple of months and then wham! It went back on – plus some. I’d decide to let my short hair grow out, last a couple of months and then whack! I’d cut it all off. I’ve not been too good in the “stick to it” department. Except in my marriage!

This mindset change has kind of taken me by surprise. I’m more determined to keep up this weight loss/fitness journey than ever in my life. I can’t wait to get to January 1, 2013 and celebrate my weight loss success! I can’t wait to get to June 1, 2013 and celebrate keeping off those 25 pounds for a whole year. I told my AH last week this is the first time in a VERY long time I can honestly say I’m proud of myself about something. I set some goals, persevered and accomplished them.

AH asked me what the difference was this time. I have to say it’s that I finally decided to make changes for myself. I wasn’t trying to please anyone – not my family, friends, whoever. This was for me – I made the decision outside of any other consideration. I also “went public”. I started blogging about my journey from day 1 so it was out there for whoever wanted to follow along. It’s definitely kept me accountable, even though I’m not even sure how many people actually read this thing.

I say all this to encourage you today. What is it in your life that’s always seemed just out of reach? What have you always wanted to do, but never had the courage to try? Believe me, you’re never too old to do something totally new and different! Pursue that dream. Lose the weight. Take that trip. Set some goals and get moving! You won’t regret it – and your life will be much richer on the other side.

Taking joy in the journey,


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