epicweightlossjourney

A blog for the underdog with a focus on health and fitness (not weight and thigh gaps). Contemplating a name change to reflect my new mission.

My Mission is To:

Give hope to people who are overweight and inspiration to those who need it.

Share my struggles and my victories.

Learn from others.

Live out loud in a world that isn't so kind to those who dare to be big.

Follow my personal posts (Tumblr) HERE . Follow my weight loss journey blog (not on Tumblr) HERE.

Read more about me HERE

 

travel light. live light. spread the light. be the light.

THE EATING GUIDELINES

1. Eat when you are hungry.
2. Eat sitting down in a calm environment. This does not include the car.
3. Eat without distractions. Distractions include radio, television, newspapers, books, intense or anxiety-producing conversations or music.
4. Eat what your body wants.
5. Eat until you are satisfied. 
6. Eat (with the intention of being) in full view of others.
7. Eat with enjoyment, gusto, and pleasure.” 

-- Geenen Roth, Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

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    — Kid Cudi 

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    I’ve *finally* found my way back to yoga
I’ve been struggling with my weight and gained back A LOT that I’ve worked so hard to lose (like 40lbs — ugh).
I think my main “problems” were two-fold:
I was operating out of sheer will power for the wrong reasons…..
Eventually I burned myself out and used up all my willpower for what I was doing….
So, after STP, I started thinking about my tendency to do really well and then binge over and over and over again. I wasn’t going anywhere and plateau’d for a LONG time.
During that time I also read Women, Food, and God and decided to give up “dieting” for a long time. I wanted to solely focus on exercise and mindful eating. Sadly, that was not enough to keep the weight off and I started to gain again.
Yet, despite all the set backs and the disappointment I’m not giving up. Now I’m working from a different, hopefully healthier, mindset. Instead of thinking, "I have to be skinny… I have to look good… I don’t like my body, etc etc etc." I’ve been working on self love. Loving my body as it is. Loving it for doing it for what it can do right now.
That said, I still want to lose. I want life to be exciting, fun, and full of activities I enjoy. I don’t want my weight to hold me back from things I love. So, I’ve been working on loving my body as it is and STILL working to change it…. being hopefully optimistic
It’s really been tough balancing body love, self acceptance, allowing myself the foods I want and still holding myself accountable. Lately, though, it really feels like things are falling into place.
Tonight I even found my way back to yoga. FINALLY. It’s been MONTHS since the last time I tried and I admit the online class I picked to start was a little too tough to start (I’ve lost so much strength and flexibility).
But, right now, that doesn’t matter. I’m beyond proud of myself. Yay.

P.S. If you’d like to join a great online community with TONS of videos (a wide range of styles, levels, etc). Use my referral link! You’ll get two weeks free.

    I’ve *finally* found my way back to yoga

    I’ve been struggling with my weight and gained back A LOT that I’ve worked so hard to lose (like 40lbs — ugh).

    I think my main “problems” were two-fold:

    1. I was operating out of sheer will power for the wrong reasons…..
    2. Eventually I burned myself out and used up all my willpower for what I was doing….

    So, after STP, I started thinking about my tendency to do really well and then binge over and over and over again. I wasn’t going anywhere and plateau’d for a LONG time.

    During that time I also read Women, Food, and God and decided to give up “dieting” for a long time. I wanted to solely focus on exercise and mindful eating. Sadly, that was not enough to keep the weight off and I started to gain again.

    Yet, despite all the set backs and the disappointment I’m not giving up. Now I’m working from a different, hopefully healthier, mindset. Instead of thinking, "I have to be skinny… I have to look good… I don’t like my body, etc etc etc." I’ve been working on self love. Loving my body as it is. Loving it for doing it for what it can do right now.

    That said, I still want to lose. I want life to be exciting, fun, and full of activities I enjoy. I don’t want my weight to hold me back from things I love. So, I’ve been working on loving my body as it is and STILL working to change it…. being hopefully optimistic

    It’s really been tough balancing body love, self acceptance, allowing myself the foods I want and still holding myself accountable. Lately, though, it really feels like things are falling into place.

    Tonight I even found my way back to yoga. FINALLY. It’s been MONTHS since the last time I tried and I admit the online class I picked to start was a little too tough to start (I’ve lost so much strength and flexibility).

    But, right now, that doesn’t matter. I’m beyond proud of myself. Yay.

    P.S. If you’d like to join a great online community with TONS of videos (a wide range of styles, levels, etc). Use my referral link! You’ll get two weeks free.

    (Source: sashabosha, via imgonnamakeachange)

    Best bus stop surprise ever! Usually you don’t wanna know what the stranger has in her basket. They’re on their way to the Humane Society in Queen Anne with mama. Get your name on the waiting list!! #sp #seattledogs #seattle  (at Ballard Avenue Historic District)

    Best bus stop surprise ever! Usually you don’t wanna know what the stranger has in her basket. They’re on their way to the Humane Society in Queen Anne with mama. Get your name on the waiting list!! #sp #seattledogs #seattle (at Ballard Avenue Historic District)

    My #wip du jour. #eddiewouldgo #stampedmetal #bracelet

    My #wip du jour. #eddiewouldgo #stampedmetal #bracelet

    Messy hair, don’t care. Yay for flowers.  (at The Ballard Farmers Market)

    Messy hair, don’t care. Yay for flowers. (at The Ballard Farmers Market)

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    So much fun. #Repost from @savannahbridge

    So much fun. #Repost from @savannahbridge

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    Treating myself like a precious object will make me strong.  #Quollective #qotd #strength

    Treating myself like a precious object will make me strong. #Quollective #qotd #strength

    flower-skeletons:

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Truth.

    flower-skeletons:

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    Truth.

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