Friday, April 15, 2011


I have been meditating this month and I have found that while meditating I keep coming back to the word satisfaction. And really that is what I am. I am satisfied. I am at a point in my life that I’m happy. When I set my weight loss and size goals I said… 180 lbs and a size 14. I said when I get there I’d learn to maintain and enjoy this. Well you know what, I am. I am anywhere from 178 and 183, I can wear a size 14 that doesn’t stretch and be comfortable. And the best part is, I AM LOVING IT!!!! I think that is why, the past three week I have enjoyed my exercise so much and why the scale hasn’t moved. Without really thinking about it I have put myself in maintenance mode. It’s what I wanted for years and years and years and I did that. I got to where I wanted to be ……

But I am part of a weight loss challenge, I am so into Allan and his budding buddies that I don’t want to quit. This challenge of Allan’s goes for another 50 days. 50 days to trim just a bit more off this body of mine.  10 lbs more. Something that’s manageable and obtainable in the next 50 days.

I have my year physical on the 25th of May. A full years ago I weighed in at 230, last August 204, this May in the 170’s. I want to see where my blood work comes out and I want to see if any of this has made a difference on the insides. I want to see if Dr. Cousins even notices without reading his notes.

So it’s the new menus, the exercises from the list and hopefully 3 times a week at the gym. Back to concentrating on but not obsessing on the last 10 lbs. I have got to tell you, this last 10 lbs has gotten more thought, more talking about, more planning then the first 50.

I have reached the NEW ME!!! I am SATISFIED with the new me. I am loving all that I can do. Now I’ll tweak it a bit and end up even better, healthier and full of smiles.


Take care my friends and have a blessed and awesome weekend.


Princess Dieter said...

I think coming to a place of "I'm happy with this weight" is a very important matter. I have set 160 as goal weight, but if I feel happy and well at 180, then I'll stay at 180. My ideal weight--what I dream of being--is 135. What I semi-dream is 145, what I weighed when I met hubby.

But really, I just want to be at a good place where I can have the mobility,e nergy, good blood levels, etc. I don't aim for Hollywood Thin. Heck 160 is still overweight for my height.

I want to also be at a "maintainable" weight. I don't want to be eating 900 calories for life to hold onto a partiular number.

I figure whatever my body holds at when I eat about 1400 to 1500 calories is what I'll be, cause that's a caloric level where I an eat enough to feel really satisfied and it allows for splurges on dinners out now and then.

I don't want to have to eat 1200 for life...and if that means a higher "goal" , then so be it.

I hope you just stay really happy or get happier...and find the weight that is YOU...doable.

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Welcome to maintenance, Julie. I think I'm finally making the transition. I'm still being vigilant but I found a plan that allows me to eat without measuring and counting and my weight is holding steady. Of course, I haven't been on it long enough to say for sure this is my plan forever but it is looking good so far. I wish you the very best.:)

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

That is the BEST PLACE to be!! It's about loving ourselves so we can truly love others. You have come so far and it's so awesome. It's a good reminder for me to have satisfaction in my journey and not always we wanting the next thing. Satisfaction doesn't mean slacking... it means accepting that we are of divine worth and living accordingly!

Yay Julie!!
God Bless...

gracies tough journey said...

I am so happy for you. It must be wonderful to be in that place of satisfaction. You do look great. Have a blessed day my friend.

Sandy said...

YEAH! Way to go!

Michele said...

That was a great post to read and a great picture,too. Julie, you are glowing! I am glad you are going to push yourself for that last 10 pounds. Your upbeat and positive attitude comes through solidly.

Sorry about your foot and ankle. Be careful with it. I broke my tibia three years ago-not fun. Be sure to have it checked out if it continues to bother you. You could have a hairline. Have a good weekend, even with the bum ankle.

Ron said...

Congrats, you should be proud you look great

EmptyNester said...

I'm proud of you too! You look great and you look like you feel great!

Karen said...

Well done, Julie!! You look beautiful in the picture!
blessings, k

The Ninja said...

I meant to comment on this but forgot, *sheepish* I'm sorry.

It's a wonderful feeling to be at a place where you feel good, at peace with your body. I'm sort of there myself and also only continuing because I enjoy the challenge and could potentially lose a few more pounds.

It's very inspiring to read such a positive post. You have so very much to be proud of.

Mommy Minded said...

Awesome. I love this post. I just posted my journey to getting me back on my blog today!


Angie said...

I featured this post this week on WMWW! You inspire us all!