Starting Somewhere

So a lady came in my office yesterday. We talked and talked about how we are going to do a 9 day cleanse together. We talked about why it’s time to get started. We talked about what got us there. For the first time in this little journey, I understood exactly why I had to keep going.

1. I am deserve to wake up without neck pain.

2. I deserve to be able to enjoy food, real food. I want to know what that tastes like.

3. I deserve to be changed by people and help to change people too.

4. More than anything, my family and friends deserve to get the very best me.

I am in my 180’s as of this morning, barely. 189lbs, for those counting that is 16lbs thus far. I put on a pair of jeans that just 3 months ago I was keeping buttoned with a rubber band to expand the waist, I have room.

On Wednesday, I gave away half my closet that was too big. The clothes that are too small do not scare me. I tell them every morning, “I am coming for you.” The clothes still don’t believe me, but I know better.

If I could tell the world one thing, it would be that celebrating little victories are  the cornerstone to healthy living.

Little Victory yesterday: I found anew love for beets. Ginger steamed beets from Whole Foods. Delicious! Who would have thought.

Cheers to paper rainbows and little victories. I look forward to taking you along on my journey.

Let’s finish with a song, just #pressplay

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July 14th

I have been marinating for 31 years. Since 15 I have been struggling with self image. I hear the advice and opinions of others. I took them all to heart, good and bad, it was overwhelming. For more than half my life, I have been overwhelmed with weight, food, body image. This is not the way it is supposed to be, for me or anyone else. Today this has to change.