Weight Loss – Forgive Yourself and Start Fresh

Posted by Cassandra     Category: Easy Weight Loss

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What better time to start setting your focus on your weight and health goals than just after the Thanksgiving feast and just before the holiday gorging begins? I am doing a series on weight loss and I will be taking the journey with you.


You see, I have always been a petite 5'5” woman who never weighed over 112 pounds. Until forty. Then I ran into some new challenges that I had never encountered, as my weight started creeping higher and higher on the dreaded scale. Gone were the days of devouring chocolate, chocolate chip Hagen Daz ice cream with M&M's, chocolate syrup and whip cream three nights a week.


Yes, I am coming clean and baring my soul to you. I will even tell you that at one time, the number that looked back at me from the device that was mocking me as I stood on it, was 140. To some of you that may not seem like much and to others you will ask how it got that far. One hundred and forty pounds on my small frame shows, big time. I know the agony of not wanting to go out because you don't think you look good in anything that's in your closet. I know how it feels to not want to buy clothes because of the size on the tag. I know the frustration of wanting to eat something so delicious like a big slice of chocolate cake but struggling to find the will power say no. (Can you tell I kinda like chocolate?)

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The fact is, we make it harder than it has to be. I know that, but I was letting my emotions and the way I think control me, rather than me controlling my emotions and my life.


I have started taking control of my weight and my health choices.


I will be telling you what I am doing as I am doing it and what you need to do to get the results I am getting and will continue to get. I created a simple outline and started implementing the effortless steps a week and a half ago. I have not reached my goal yet but I have lost 5 pounds in that week and a half. I started at 131 and I am now at 126.


I know I will achieve my goals. I know this with all certainty. Success starts in knowing you will succeed. Now I am putting it out there for all the world to see. I am putting myself, my pride… I am putting it all on the line and I will not fail. It is very important to me to take back my health and weight for many of the same reasons we all know we should. But more importantly, I cannot let you down. You need to know it can be done. You need to see it has been done by someone facing what you are facing too. You need easy steps to doing it that feel good and make you happy. And we will do it together.

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The most crucial key to success in managing all aspects of your health is how you think about it. Change your thinking and you will change your results. We will get into that and other simple ways to permanently take control of your lifestyle throughout the series. Before I begin my next blog, I want to take a moment to talk about forgiveness.


When I think of Thanksgiving, my thoughts invariably turn to forgiving. When we appreciate the people in our lives and the roles they have had in shaping us, forgiving past transgressions seems fitting and natural. Now it is time to do something that can be more difficult. Forgive yourself.


If you have been leading a lifestyle of over eating, not eating foods that nourish you, inactivity that seems to have resulted in atrophy or other physical issues, that is all in the past, if you let it be. That is behind you, if you let it be. The only way those poor choices can come back to cause you regret is if you let it, either by regretting it or thinking about it.


Nobody has ever shed a single pound by worrying about their weight or regretting the second slice of dessert the night before. Regret causes a cycle of helplessness that actually causes us to eat more and make more of the choices that led to our feeling so bad to begin with. And nobody has ever shed a pound by telling themselves they are fat, or this is what they deserve for being such a pig.


Get rid of the negative everything. Out with the negative self speak, out with the negative phrasing of goals, out with the negative self image! We are going to start looking at who we are going to be. We are going to make the choices that will transform us into the person we can and should be. We are going to take simple, easy steps that will lead to a fulfilling lifestyle where we will be living at our fullest potential. We are going to have more love to give and be more open to receive more love in return. We are going to do this together.


In the next blog we will talk about the difference between knowing what to do and actually doing what we have to do to get the results we are looking for. I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it. For now, let's just forgive ourselves for our poor choices and realize that it really is no big deal. The big deal is in making a commitment now to making better choices for your future.


This is going to be so much easier than you think!

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2 comments on “Weight Loss – Forgive Yourself and Start Fresh

  1. Pam Desanti on said:

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    • Cassandra on said:

      Thank you Pam.  The theme I am using is the Scroll inside of WordPress.  After extensive research, most people are adament about WordPress being the best platform, as long as they are not hosting the site.  It is better suited for search engine compatibility and offers many plugins to assist with viewing issues.

      I understand that WordPress offers a free theme, Thesis which is also highly regarded for being compatible with all browsers.  On my to do list today is install a plug in that will make me compatible with smart phones.  This is an issue that should not be overlooked.  As I learn more, I am happy to share with you.

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