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February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day and weight and measure

Today is mixed emotions day for me or as my sister in law calls it…. forced emotions day.

I was married to my second husband, the love of my life (or so I thought) on this day in 2009. Turned out that he was loving many others instead of me. This probably contributed to be giving up on me earlier in my life. I was consumed by the bitterness I felt.

Long story cut short….. I finally left him after countless times of taking him back and forgiving him. It was empowering to be able to forgive someone. I struggled for a very long time with the decision to leave because of our son and my other kids. This decision was going to affect more than just me. My close friends were struggling with the fact that they could see what was happening and yet knew they couldn’t convince me to leave.

Finally I found the inner strength to leave knowing that I deserved better.

Now moving on to the better…. I knew you were all waiting for this part. Lol. I’ve been engaged to my partner Chuck, for over 2 years now. He’s very supportive of my challenge and my progress. He’s encouraging me all the way. For valentine’s after getting home from tonight’s weight and measure meeting, I was met with a few tokens of his love. 1 was a bouquet of carnations, second was cold medicine as I’m still fighting the darn cold, third was a small package of Cadbury chocolate eggs. The best gift was his love and support when he handed me the veggie tray he bought for me. Best gift ever!

Much love to you all! ♡

Created on 2017-02-17 06:52:29

February 9, 2016

Vegas with a sinus infection :(

We’re headed to Vegas and I woke up sick with a sinus cold.

Shakes are packed, protein bars are packed. I’ve got this! I’m nervous and excited.

I’ll blog again when I return. Thanks for following along. Much love to you all! ♡

Created on 2017-02-17 06:38:37

February 6, 2017

Vegas vacation drawing near:

I’m going to be going away with my bff for a Vegas getaway on a few more days.

I’m nervous that I may be tempted to step away from my eating plan while I’m there. My intent is to pack my shakes and stay on track.

I want to experience Vegas for the first time but also stay true to my goals.

It’s funny I’ve been buying clothing in the bid wars on Facebook that I can wear on my trip because most of my clothes haven’t fit and I’ve been struggling with the fact that I’m buying things that are from the plus size group.

It depresses me to no end that I’ve gained so much weight in such a short time frame.

Created on 2017-02-17 06:37:41

February 3, 2017

Is winter over yet?

Anyone else tired of the snow? I just want to be able to get out and do things without the stress of driving in the snow.

What’s one of your biggest struggles with food choices during the cold weather? I love my pasta and creamy sauces. Not the salads and vegetables. I find myself wanting the comfort foods more.

So until we have some warmer days and brighter skies I’m going to focus more on healthier options for comfort foods.

Much love to you all! ♡

Created on 2017-02-17 06:36:19

February 2, 2017

Finding and keeping the motivation:

I’ve been struggling with finding time between full time work and kids and the house and then everything else that life throws at us to be able to commit to exercising daily.
I’ve managed the food intake portion of losing weight. That was easy for me this time around because the herbalife meal replacement shakes in the flavor cookies and cream are amazing!
Here’s to working on my time management! Thanks for following along. Much love to you all. ♡

Created on 2017-02-17 06:35:00

February 1st, 2017

Sharing to make a difference

With the information that was received at last night’s team meeting I’ve come to realize that there are so many of us in this world that don’t hear the positives enough. None of us are perfect. Nobody should judge us and we shouldn’t judge others.♡ There was a young mom walking outside my office window with a couple of younger school aged girls. The youngest girl was throwing a temper tantrum like you wouldn’t believe. I could hear in mom’s voice the frustration. I had to go outside. I introduced myself to the mom. Her name is Stacey. I purposely ignored the screaming child and told Stacey that she was an amazing mom with the patience of an angel. She teared up. I had to ask next if she was ok. I gave her a huge hug. She hugged me back. I looked at her and told her we’ve all been there. We’ve all had those days. I told her to breathe and always remember she’s an amazing mom. She wiped her tears. I then asked her if she’s ever heard that she’s a good mom. She said not very often. That my friends is sad. We need to lift each other up when we can. Even complete strangers. That just made my day and I needed to share this with you all. Much love to you all! ♡

Created on 2017-02-02 01:41:39

January 17, 2017

Getting ready to go to our first team meeting. Super excited! Feeling great about my decision to make me a priority.

I’m nervous about not being home tonight with the kids. What could go wrong? My oldest daughter (20) is babysitting my youngest son (7) while my fiancé is at work and my 13 year old son is at cadets. My kids all know this important to me. They’ll do their part to help me be able to do this.

Created on 2017-01-31 01:10:03

January 15, 2017

I’m sitting in my car in the parking lot. Crying. I can’t control it. Why did I have to look at the scale and see my reality? It’s just a number they all said. Why can’t I just love the skin I’m in?

What an amazing journey ahead. I can’t believe I was chosen to be a challenger with all of these amazing women. I met so many beautiful women tonight. So many positive vibes in the room. So much support. I’m overwhelmed and humbled to be a party of this adventure. Holding back the tears so that I could compose myself to drive home safely.

Created on 2017-01-31 01:00:12

January 15, 2017

Tonight is the night! I get to go to the meet and greet in Abbotsford. I’m both excited and extremely nervous.

I was working overtime today trying to get parcels delivered to customers and ease the burden for my employee tomorrow.

So many thoughts. Do I go? Do I just say forget it and go home because I’m tired and the kids are probably wanting me for something at home? Pretty tough to put everything on hold and hope that everything that needed to be done at home was getting done without me there.

Why was doing something that was good for me so hard? Why am I even questioning this? What am I afraid of?

Created on 2017-01-31 00:54:54

January 14, 2017

My name is Terri Johnston, I’m 41 years old and mother of four. I work full time and own and operate 2 small businesses. When I’m not hosting karaoke or making gift baskets I’m working at Canada Post or doing things for others. My days are usually long and therefore sleep isn’t something I get to have allot of. I’m sure some of you can relate to the busy lifestyle already.
With my last pregnancy I was insulin dependent with gestational diabetes. My weight gain began almost 8 years ago as a result. Post pregnancy I began the roller coaster ride of weight gain and weight loss. I tried the multitude of diet & exercise programs without success. I even purchased those tablets from the infomercials that tend to prey on our self esteem but never work and cost us a small fortune. They tasted alright but that’s it! LOL

Created on 2017-01-31 00:48:08