My Favorite Shoes for Summer! Styles and Types of Shoes that Help me Feel Comfortable and Confident.

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1      1ShareTo say I have a love for shoes is an understatement. When I was a little girl, my sister and I used to get a treat when we were good at the doctor when we had to get a shot, or just about anytime we were with our dad (love you, Dad). My sister was usually all over the place with what she wanted. But I knew every time what I wanted to get. Ever since I can remember, when I would go out and get a treat, I would want to go to Nordstrom and pick out a new pair of shoes. Yes even when I was like 3 years old this is what I would want. So it is safe to say, shoes have always had a special place in my heart. While I was on my weight loss journey, shoes also played an important part. But let’s backtrack again for a little more. As I found myself gaining weight, I found myself needing to get new shoes. When I was at my heaviest of over 500 pounds, my shoe size was a 9 1/2. I had to keep getting new shoes since my feet were also getting bigger and bigger. Something many people may not know about weight gain is that yes it affects your feet too. This was hard for me since a lot of shoes stopped fitting, and it was hard finding shoes that fit my overweight feet. So once I began losing weight, that…


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How Did I Stay Motivated to Lose 350 Pounds? Being Disciplined with Healthy Habits are Keys to Success.

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        Let’s talk about motivation. I think this is one of the questions I get asked the most. How did I stay motivated to lose 350 pounds and how do I still continue to stay motivated now? Where does your motivation come from and how can I have it too!?  Well, let’s start with the definition of motivation. “Motivation is the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a certain way”. Where to find Motivation If I am having a difficult time staying motivated I like asking myself, “why am I doing this?” I like figuring out what my “why” is.  These “whys” are your motivation, they are why you want to make the changes and pick a plan to make those changes happen.  For me, I ask myself, why do I want to lose weight?  I came up with a whole list of reasons as to why I wanted to lose weight. I came up with all of my “whys”. Yes, one of the reasons was to “look good” but that wasn’t the sole reason I wanted and needed to lose weight. Many of my “whys” had to do with my health, wellness, and overall wellbeing. I knew that I needed to change my lifestyle in order to be successful. I knew that what I had been doing was not working and would not get me where I wanted to be. Starting Out Super Motivated After I figured out why I wanted and needed to change,…


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Extreme Weight loss; The Ugly Truths || The Things That Nobody Wants to Talk About

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5  1   6Shares Extreme weight loss.  Losing weight.  Beginning a new chapter of your life, starting a new journey, deciding to become the best you that you can possibly be.  We all hear others talk about how we can be anything we want to be and do anything we want to do.  We are told to follow our dreams and that anything is possible.  Often times, especially on a weight loss journey, we are told: “just do it.”   Part of having success is having a plan.  How can you be successful if you don’t know how to get there? I know people don’t like talking about the hard stuff or the stuff that may not be so pretty along the path to success or following our dreams.  But I think these hard moments are just as important as the pep talks and the “you can do its.”  The fact of the matter is, that losing weight is so much more than just losing weight.  It can get messy, complicated, scary and lonely.  It can take you down a dark path and make you feel lost and alone.  So what are some of the ugly truths of weight loss that I feel are so important and helped me become who I am today? Excuses…everybody has them and uses them as to why they can’t lose weight Yes, I made a bunch of excuses and justified to others and to myself why I would not and did not want to lose weight. It…


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