Thursday, June 28, 2012

AGGHHH, the Scale!!!

I haven't been on the scale since my birthday a month ago.  I have been focusing on training for the half marathon and under a huge amount of stress with so many “things” going on in a very short window of time.  With stress comes overeating and bad food choices.  Yep, I haven’t mastered that lately.  Actually to be completely honest I will have 2 good days a week eating and the rest I fail miserably.  Well,  the scale doesn’t lie and so yes it was up, way up (6.5 lbs) as I had suspected.  I am trying really hard not to beat myself up but I am human.  I know what to do and how to do it.  For heaven sakes I at one point had lost 2 15 lbs.  Now I am sad that I have let some of those pounds come back.


Okay, now to move on and get my eating back on track.  I don’t have a healthy relationship with food and so I really need to remove myself from the food.  That may not sound right but I am eating again just because the food is there.  I am not hungry but I eat till it’s gone.  Sadly I am starting at square one AGAIN. I need to have more faith that I can do this.  I know my Heavenly Father and Savior are there for me, I just have to do my part 100%.  I feel at peace that this is my trial right now for me to conquer and I will come out victorious.

We read this scripture in our family scripture study a couple nights ago and I know what is written here is true. I must pray in faith and I will be given the strength I need to overcome my afflictions.

  • Alma 31:38

    38 And the Lord provided for them that they should hunger not, neither should they thirst; yea, and he also gave them strength, that they should suffer no manner of afflictions, save it were swallowed up in the joy of Christ. Now this was according to the prayer of Alma; and this because he prayed in faith.

    I can do this and I will


    so can you. 


    I am posting a very sweet facebook comment from a dear friend of mine so that I can come back and read it whenever I need the reminder in the future.

  • Don't let the scale define you. You are strong and lovely. You can run half marathons! You take care of kids and spend time with your husband and family. You devote time to church callings, your spirituality and serving others. No one is perfect, and that scale is always going to read different numbers. Remember you are a beautiful and cherishes daughter of God and you are doing your best. Love you, friend. (Katrina Jackson)


    Sunday, June 24, 2012

    Quick Race Recap


    3 am and ready to go!


    I grabbed a big kiss and I was off again.  These pictures are from mile 9.  I was feeling everything and was having a tough time .  My legs felt like lead but I knew I could finish.  Up to this point I was with the 1:55 pacer.  Shortly after I lot him.  I felt like my dream was just slipping away.  All I could do was the best my body had to give me this day.  Circumstances of the timing of the event made my body exhausted so I am amazed I actually could run at all!

    race results



    Friday, June 22, 2012

    Tomorrow is Race Day


    Cute race shirt but way to short for me to run in.  I have been out in 95 degree temperatures with smokey air (our mountain is in fire) for two very long days at Cub Scout Day camp so I hope my body can run tomorrow. I am physically and mentally exhausted so just to finish the race tomorrow is my goal.

    Time Out For Women Featured Blog

    I have been blessed for a second time to be a featured blog on TOFW.  I love TOFW and registered as soon as I could to go again this year.  Pleases stop by and read my original blog article that I wrote just for them. 


    A Balancing Game: Tips for Healthy and Happy Living
    Becky Jones
    June 21, 2012
    The only thing constant in life is change.  Often change happens to us but how wonderful it is when we create the change; good, positive change. Three years ago I needed to make a change in my life.  Life seemed to be passing me by.  I was physically unable to... Read more

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    Am I ready?


    I needed a picture today because I haven’t felt very good about my body.  My clothes are tight and I hate that! But I look at this picture and I can see a healthy woman that is working hard to be fit and strong. 166

    I celebrate my 3rd anniversary of beginning my journey to a healthy life by running my 3rd half marathon on Saturday.  My body has been so exhausted lately.  I hope I can do well and feel good about the race.  My eating has been all over the place and that frustrates me.  I do feel strong but so tired.  I do have reason to be tired as there is so much going on.  I am a staff member for Cub Scout Day Camp all day tomorrow and Friday(5:30am-3pm) as well as putting together and decorating cakes, making scrapbooks and tons of other stuff for my sons Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday.  I just hope to live through Sunday night.  So busy!!!  That’s the life of a mother!

    Sunday, June 10, 2012

    My Own Personal Half Marathon

    I promise to be back into regularly blogging soon.  Time Out For Women has asked me to write an original  blog article for them so I have been pondering and considering what to write for them.  In the mean time let me tell you that I am feeling great and doing FANTASTIC.  Yesterday was my day for a long run, my last one before the American Fork Half Marathon in 2 weeks.  I set out with the goal to run at an easy pace and to do a full half marathon distance.  It wasn't easy.  About a third at least of the run I did was uphill.  I don't do well uphill and did a fast walk for a lot of the uphill portion.  Knowing that the course I was taking would be challenging, much mire challenging than the race, I told myself that I would be please with less than 2 hours 30 min.  Well I did it 2 hours 25 min exact.  It wasn't easy to keep going.  I wanted to quit several times but I couldn't let myself down.  I am not that woman anymore.

     I must push myself to do more to try new things.  I need to trust myself and have faith that with God ALL things are possible.  I have really been turning back to the scriptures and writings of our latter-day prophets for guidance this week and it has made a huge difference.  I also had a beautiful experience in the Temple last night that was a huge testament to me that my Heavenly Father knows my heart.  Even though I make lots of mistakes He knows my intentions and loves me with all of my faults.

    I pray that all of you are making progress toward your goals and finding peace in where you are right now.  Sometimes we need to step back and take a little break from trying so hard to work on weight and eating.  We need to love ourselves no matter where we are at in reaching our goals.  I have struggled really hard with this but I am getting much better.  After the session in the temple last night I looked in the mirror in the changing area and saw a beautiful woman, a beautiful daughter of God looking back a me.  I must remember that always.  I am a beautiful daughter of God and so are YOU!

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012

    Guest Post

    7 Weight Loss Program Tips

    When choosing the right weight loss programs the best thing to do is
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    suited for the uniqueness of you body type and lifestyle.

    1. 1. Browse the Web

    Use the Internet to find out about different programs that are available in
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    Find other people that have been part of weight loss programs in the past
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    Your body type is either an Ectomorph, Mesomorph or Endomorph. An ectomorph
    is a body with smaller frame and bone structure; has very fast metabolism
    and lean muscle. Ectomorphs can usually get away with eating tons of food
    and never have a problem with gaining unhealthy weight. They have low body
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    You probably already know at a couple people who are considering losing
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    The best kind of weight loss program is the one that spreads positive
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    6.Diet is King

    Any legit fitness program should not only teach you how to do the routine
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    you have an Endomorph body type, you should avoid high calorie and high
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    in the ingredients of the different types of foods and what they do to your

    7. 7. 24 hour access

    Obviously a fitness program that allows you all the time access to the work
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    gym, so be it. You should never have to miss out on a work out session
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    Don’t forget the summer that we are upon. Summer is a great time to start
    or update your fitness regiment. Have fun, and good luck!

    Mary Higgins loves living in the sunny South, where she can enjoy as much
    outdoor time as she wants! A fitness buff, Mary runs her own health club,
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    can. Mary also tries to help people out when other health related issues
    arise, such as insurance issues. A former insurance agent, Mary always
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    Monday, June 4, 2012

    Birthday Goal



    So I didn’t quite reach my goal of 195 lbs but I barely made it into the 100’s.  I am trying hard right now to figure out exactly what I want for my “normal” exercise and eating routine.  I want to be healthy but not overly fixated on food and exercise. I am happy with how my body looks but I do wish my clothes from the past 2 summers still fit.  My body is still changing and trying to find its shape.


    Happy 39th Birthday to ME!!!


    Friday, June 1, 2012

    Crazy Busy and Computer Problems

    I am still around and have some great posts to write and lots to share but my laptop won't boot up and ALL of my pictures are on it.  AGGGHHHH!  I will keep trying to get them off and post soon but life is crazy busy with the kids just out of school so please be patient with me and expect several great posts in the next week.  Stay strong and work toward your goals.  Do your best because that's all any of us can do!