There’s your sign and Weighing In

Yesterday started out blah….I wasn’t unhappy or anything just kindof indifferent about the day. My husband was off work, which was really nice. He works today and then is off until Monday. I am so excited.

Yesterday, we went and did a little window shopping. I never really liked just going around looking at things until I met my husband. Anyway, it was funny because everywhere I went there were little things that inspired me.

The first place we went was Lowe’s, and we were looking for these little replacement clips for shelves. Anyway as we walked down the aisle we saw all these baby monitoring stuff. For some reason the moment I saw those items, I felt uplifted. I suddenly felt like okay that is why I am doing all this.

Then we went to Big Lots and I found all these inspired pictures.




Each store we went to there was something that popped out at me that encouraged and made me feel uplifted. It reminded me that I can’t wait for the world to inspire and encourage me. I have to seek it out. There are so many places we can go for inspiration. There are so many groups, blogs, signs, and natural beauty in the world. I don’t even think we really have to look that hard to find it, but I do think we have to open our eyes to be inspired.

So today I woke up feeling much better. I got out of bed thirty mins early than my hubby and did my quiet time/mediation. Then we went for a walk. A great way to start out the morning :)

Today I am teaming up with other bloggers for Wednesday Weigh-In Day!! Be sure and check out all the other’s posts.

Weigh In Wednesday

So here are my results for this week.

Highest Weight: 511
Weight as of last weigh in: 424.2
Current Weight 419.4
Weight loss since last weigh-in: 4.8 pounds
Total weight loss since beginning: 91.6 pounds

I will be honest in saying that I was shocked when I stepped on the scales this morning. This week has been a little choppy. Saturday I pretty much ate my normal calories x 2, and all week long I have been wanting little treats. I will say I have increased my exercise, and I have really been focused on staying within my calories even if I eat something sweet. When my husband heard the number (we have talking scales), he was like what did that say. He couldn’t believe it either. He said he had never heard me giggle the way I did when I heard that number.

It is just so different this time around with losing weight. It feels so real. I know each time I lose a pound that I can keep it off. Before I didn’t know that. I was constantly afraid of maintenance and what life would be like when I reached my goal weight. Now I am making changes as I go along. I just can’t express how exciting it is for me.

You know I totally recognize that there are people out there that do the exact same healthy steps that I am doing (even more) every single day. But to see these changes happening in my own life is just mind boggling. I never thought I would be able to make the mental changes that I have in regards to food.

I haven’t forgotten about my Be Brave challenge. I won’t share the specifics, but yesterday I had someone contact me about an opportunity. I normally would have really hesitated and over thought the situation, but instead I just responded. I don’t know that it will turn into anything, but it is not my job to determine that. It is my my job to say Yes or at least I am interested in knowing more. So we shall see.

So each day I am keeping my Be Brave challenge in mind. I have been busier than I thought with finishing school, and working on my ICA coursework as well. So I think I may end up doing this challenge again in August.

How are you guys doing? Do you ever find yourself getting emotional when you lose weight? How do you keep inspired? As always would love to hear from you :)


  1. Hilary @ The RNY Life says:

    Great loss! I do get emotional when I lose weight. It’s just such a battle and to see it going the right way is such an emotional thing. I keep inspired through other blogs and the community on Instagram. Other people inspire me a lot.

  2. Kerstin says:

    Well done, Leslie, reading about your weight loss put a big smile on my face!

    And can I just say how much I love hearing the spirit in your voice, I find your attitude so encouraging. I am not quite where this journey feels real, I think for me this will (hopefully) come after the 3-months mark because that’s the longest I have ever lasted on a weight loss plan in the past.

    I really like how you talk about your ups and down and how you deal with them, too. This is something I go through a lot myself. I also love that you want to be inspired by the world and that often we don’t have to go far to find inspiration. And those sign are great! It’s like the universe telling you are on the right track :)

    I actually just signed up for a creative project because it’s been a long while since I’ve done something like that. I will share more about that on my blog in the next few days. I also go to photography for inspiration, I used to be really into that and plan on taking my proper camera (i.e. DSLR) out soon. I also feel very inspired by reading other blogs, like yours, that can really lift me out of a funky mood.

    Hope that opportunity fruitions into something good! And if not, you were open to it without attachment, that’s a wonderful brave thing.

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      LeslieT35 says:

      Thank you so much!!! I am really trying to learn to not hold so tight to one idea, but that is really hard for me. I tend to want to try and make things work out. I am learning!!!

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