Friday, October 10, 2014

Before & After

I never intended this weight loss blog to be an "oh look at me" kind of thing, but as my cousin, Ms. Tammy, pointed out in an email conversation, it might be helpful for those who stumble across my blog to see 'before' and 'after' photos. So here you are -- now you can see the difference between me at over 240 lbs., and me at just under 185 lbs. 

May these photos inspire someone to embark on their own journey of healthful living.

January 2011
October 2014

Most people say that they can really see the weight loss difference in my face, so I posted the close-up photos first. I believe that January 2011 was when I was at my absolute heaviest. I may not be quite as heavy in the following 'before' shot, but it's not too far off...

June 2009

October 2014

Now let's keep this journey going!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Let the music move you...

One thing that keeps me moving when I am walking or running is music. It's nice to have a beat to move in time with, and sometimes the song lyrics can motivate you, too. Whether it's an iTunes playlist or a Pandora station, on an iPod or on a phone, the music will keep you moving.

While I was running yesterday, the song "I Lived" by OneRepublic played on my Pandora station -- this song has both the music and the lyrics to make you want to step up your pace. It made me want to just loop the song over and over and over...



Friday, October 3, 2014

Sugar Addiction?

Are you fed up with the obesity epidemic and sugar addiction that is taking over America? As a recovering sufferer of both, I am; but sometimes I wonder how I will keep my children from falling victim to the sugar trap. I'm hoping that the documentary, "Fed Up", will provide some insight. Here is the trailer:

If you've got a spare 2 minutes and 25 seconds, I think the trailer is worth watching.