Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Day 39

It's been 39 days of the Grace and Strength Lifestyle.
Today I hit 20lbs lost.  20.2 to be exact.

I honestly never thought I could do this, yet here I am.
  I still have rough days, but I have learned to turn to Jesus when I am weak.  I have realized how much mindless snacking I do--it's been very eye-opening for sure!

I am doing great and feeling so much better.
I have 30lbs to go and I am going to work so hard to get it off fast!

I reward myself every 10lbs off loss, and tomorrow I'm going for a massage!
I decided that 20 was a big deal so I'm doing something a little bigger.

For 10lbs I bought a new book.

At 30lbs I'll go for a pedicure.  

Not sure what I'll do for 40, but at 50
I'm going all out!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012


Mason opened a new box of chalk this morning for his birthday--He LOVES this big chalkboard
that I got on the side of the road (yep, I'm one of those people!).
He started trying to trace his shadow!

*So the chalkboard wasn't just on the side of the road...some people were cleaning out their storage and had a ton of stuff sitting at the corner for free.  
When I saw the chalkboard I knew we had to have it!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Grace and Strength

Today marks one month since I began the Grace and Strength program.
I can honestly say that it has been so tough, yet so freeing!  The first week I thought I was going to die, the second week I just wanted to quit (I also had an infected tooth that week!!).
It has gotten so much easier as the days go by and I think I'm falling into a routine.

My eating has cleaned up tremendously.  I eat healthy, lean proteins and veggies.  I drink so much water that I could float away--and I have got to find better deals on toilet paper!!

I feel so good--better than I have in a long time!
AND---I stopped taking my blood pressure meds over the weekend!!!

In one month I have lost 17.2 pounds and 8 inches.
I had a few set-backs in the first week or two, so I could have done better.
I am still celebrating that 17.2 pounds GONE forever!!!!

Ok, can't believe I'm going to do is a face shot of my before and after.
Keep in mind the before is with NO makeup--oh my word can't believe I'm posting this!

Maybe by the end of month 2 I'll be ready to share my full body shots--it's so embarrassing that I let myself get to that point and I honestly hate to look at them!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Photo-A-Day: My View

This is pretty much the spot I've been in for 2 days.  
Used car shopping.  It's taking over my life.

Now at least I'll know what to blog about for the next month :)