My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Friday, June 17, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesdays- Week 3- progress, failures, and measurements

Sorry this is posted 2 days late. I took these measurements on Tuesday night like normal, just didn't get to  post the results due to me couponing like crazy on Wednesday and having a sick baby on Thursday. So this week I haven't gotten very many results but I am just starting and I am still having trouble with the giving up soda. Here are my results!

June 15, 2011

Week 3 Weight: 314.4 lbs gain of 2.4 lbs :(

week 3 measurements

Chest: 52 inches no change
Right arm: 191/2 inches loss of inch!
Left Arm: 18 1/2 inches loss of 1/2 inch!
Stomach: 53 1/2 inches gain of 1/2 inch
Hips/Butt: 56 inches no change
Right Thigh:32 inches no change
Left Thigh: 34 inches gain of 1 inch
Right Calf: 21 1/2 inches gain of 1/2 inch
Left Calf: 21 1/2 inches loss of 1/2 inch

Walked 2 miles 3 days this week! GO ME!!!!!
I have been failing at the no soda, but I am slowly quitting, I guess cold turkey isn't for me. 
I have made a couple of smarter choices in individual meals but I haven't started my healthy eating plan yet. 

This is me being raw with you! What are you afraid of?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesdays- Week 2- starting to exercise and measurements

I swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Real change comes from the heart, and if my heart is guarded then it can't be accessed by God for change. I am going to post my measurements, my weight and my true eating habits and working out habits every week. No lie!!!! Why am I doing this? Well I believe and hope that by being truly honest and accountable that God will help me change. I also hope that someone else out there will see my bravery and no longer be afraid too. You see the true adventure of this Big Life Change is getting rid of the fear in my life, one step at a time and fear of rejection is a big one. If you don't like me then tough, I am working on liking me for who I am and by doing that I am slowly wanting to take better care of me and building my self image. Not for the world or for anyone else, but because right now just the way I am God loves me. Not if I get skinnier, or prettier or even healthier. He loves me just the way I am and He loves you too. My image must come from Him and if I can believe that, then I know that I am worth spending the time, energy and money getting myself healthy. But only if He helps me, because I fail on my own. So here it goes.. my leap...

June 08, 2011

Starting Weight: 312.0 lbs

Starting measurements

Chest: 52 inches
Right arm: 20 1/2 inches
Left Arm: 19 inches
Stomach: 53 inches
Hips/Butt: 56 inches
Right Thigh:32 inches
Left Thigh: 33 inches
Right Calf: 21 inches
Left Calf: 22 inches

Last night I walked 2 miles in my living room

Today I restart the no soda rule.
Eating has been normal, no changes.

This is me being raw with you! What are you afraid of?