Day one: The first steps

by Stephanie Ritchie
(Morgan Hill, CA, USA)

Well, here I am again. I have done this so many times before, some with success, some with the end result of " Meh, do I even have the energy, time, etc.?" The fact is, I'm tired of looking at myself in the mirror at the end of the day and sighing in discontent.

I am a mother of three wonderful children, aged 9 yrs, 6 yrs., and 3 yrs. The majority of my focus in life goes directly on them, then to my husband. Anything else goes to cooking, errands, chores and gardening.

Lately I have been seeing posts of friends on Facebook that show their progress with weight loss and self improvement, looking fabulous. Secretly I am somewhat jealous. I tell myself "If I had started X amount of time ago, I'd be there too" and then go munch on something high calorie, high fat, high carb.

Today I woke up at 3:30 am, as I do every morning, and started the coffee maker. I was scrolling through status updates online and saw a picture of one of my acquaintances online. She is undoubtedly gorgeous, healthy, active and overall lovely. Something sparked inside of me, and I felt compelled to begin somewhere, somehow.

I came across, and started this journal. I'll make daily updates, weekly weigh ins, and post pictures as much as possible. Today I've been drinking a lot of tea and water. I'm using Sweet N Low instead of sugar. I had 1/4 cup of blanched almonds this morning for an energy boost.

Going to do it right this time. I am fairly active in my daily routine, but will begin to incorporate 30 min. walks to start out slowly, then increase the time, until I feel strong enough to begin more strenuous exercises.

Anyhow, I'm off to go poke around in my garden. Until tomorrow my friends.


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May 23, 2013
Checking in
by: Coach Tiffany

Hey Nes,

Just checking in to see how things are going. You haven't updated your journal in a few days. It's really important that you do at least one things every day toward your weight loss goal.

Here are some suggestions:
1. Drink 8 glasses of water. Drink 1 glass as soon as you get up. 1 glass before you go to bed and 2 glasses before each meal.

2. Drink a glass of water before you eat any junk food.

3. Replace either breakfast or lunch with a green smoothie.

4. Walk for 15 minutes (or more) 3 days this week.

Let me know which one you did or if you did something different. I love to hear updates. And remember it's not about will power just persistence. If you persistence then all goals will be achieved.

May 16, 2013
Off to a great start.
by: Coach Tiffany

This was really honest. I'm so excited to see your transformation. I can tell that you are serious about your weight loss. 1/2 a day down already imagine how proud you will feel tomorrow. :-)

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