Happy Birthday to me!

Oct 19, 2014

Today is my 35th birthday and I am so grateful today. Grateful for almost 8 months of sobriety, for the 23lbs I've lost, for my renewed love of eating better and exercise! All of these things have resulted from choices I'VE made and work I'VE put in. It feels good to be able to see improvement in many areas of my life and be reminded what some dedication and resilience can result in. I still have 40lbs I'd like to lose but I'm truly amazed that I've been able to put my mind to this and make progress. Using the MFP app has been a huge help to me. It keeps me accountable to myself and others for what I put into my body and helps keep me aware and in reality (not delusional thinking of "I'm not eating that bad/that much") and I think the battles are usually lost in our mind. I saw a quote from Joel Osteen recently that I think is to true:

The first place we lose the battle is in our own thinking. If you think it's permanent then it's permanent. If you think you've reached your limits then you have. If you think you'll never get well then you won't. You  have to change your thinking. You need to see everything that's holding you back, every obstacle, every limitation as only temporary.

Everyone have a happy and blessed day unless you have other plans ;)

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Cumberland, IN
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