Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Not Perfection . . . Progress

Minding My Weigh: Checkpoints From God

Click on link above when you have quiet time today.

Make one good choice today, it can lead to another!God Bless-Kara Lea

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Upbringing Influences

My parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in April and we are celebrating it for them this Saturday.  My sis is home from Florida and the whole family can get together then.  I've been put in charge of doing a collaboration of pictures for the event.  I want to do a nice job and create something on the computer that I can burn CD's for everyone in our immediate family.  That being said . . .



OMGosh!  In junior high I was the awkward, not very thin girl who stayed that way until my sophomore year.  (I won't go in to how I became thin back then-you can only imagine and relate I'm sure), but my Mom was always skinny.  Up until maybe mid-thirties, then she started gaining.  About the time I hit junior high.  My mom is very heavy now and has been for the last 20 years.  Prior to that she did those mid life diets whenever she got down about her weight.  Remember the shake diets in the 80's?  When they scooped this powder stuff out into a glass of water or milk or something-I don't know what she actually did.  Then there was the grapefruit diet thing, the dexatrim diet thing and the whole "I just won't eat" diet thing.  I love my mom, but as I look back I never remember her exercising.  And I always remember her telling me that since she was thin growing up and into her mid life that it didn't really matter anymore if she gained.

My journey of weight loss is not only about the physical but the emotional and spiritual and the mental.  Is this subliminally why I don't feel the need to exercise even though I know it's important.  I view exercise as a chore I don't like to do.  And is the reason I've kept myself heavy for so long based on the proverbial "It's what's on the inside that counts" message I grew up with? 

Do you think your upbringing has influenced your healthy, or lack of healthy, lifestyle? I'm not blaming my Mom-I don't go down that road.  We are our own persons to make our own decisions, but I think I was influenced.  Which scares me because I know it wasn't done intentionally, but what message am I unintentionally sending my daughter about a healthy lifestyle?

Make one good choice today, it can lead to another! God Bless- Kara Lea

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekend Won!

Usually weekends are my down fall when it comes to diet and exercise but I tell you what . . . the http:/ has really kept me focused this weekend.

I told a friend about it and she text me on Saturday to meet her at our park Saturday for a walk.  My hubby knows about it and he was real supportive when we went grocery shopping and staying clear of the not so good stuff for us!  And our daughter thinks this whole blog thing is cool!  Every time my phone gets a new email update in regards to it she yells, "Mom, another one of your challenge girls has updated!". (guys too!)

Check out my tab, Before, During & After, for visual updates!  These types of photo progressions really inspired me when I began reading your weight loss journey blogs.  I hope mine will help someone too.  There are so many ways to get inspired to be more healthy and fit.  You never know what may be someones trigger.

Make one good choice today, it can lead to another! God Bless- Kara Lea