I have been extremely frustrated because I know how hard I work at losing weight and the scale has not been my friend but Sam had to remind me that the scale is not always an accurate depiction of the efforts we are putting in. However, I am glad that this week the scale has begun to display my input. It helps me to be motivated to continue in the direction I am moving in.
I am 9 days into my Arbonne 30 day program and I am down 4lbs! So proud of myself. I have a ways ahead of me but I am reminded that we conquer, “One day at a time and one decision at a time!”
Check out this week’s video and let me know what stood out to you. Comment and share…what are some areas in your life “physical or spiritual” that you too are trying to lose weight in? We’re in this bad boy TOGETHER!
Ya’ll check out today’s vlog and send ya girl some love. I need that extra motivation right through here. What a season we’ve ALL been in and boy oh boy, I can tell it’s not even CLOSE to being over. But in the midst of it ALL we MUST find a way to still prioritize our own well being.
My heart has been troubled, my anger provoked, my nerves on edge, my patience non-existent and I realized it’s because while my attention and focus has been pulled in so many directions and my emotions triggered by a number of matters, I have not slowed down to TAKE CARE OF ME! So I decided for 30 days I’m pulling back and intentionally tuning in to God and Liana. Intimacy with God and self are truly my lifeline and when that is off, everything else suffers. So here’s to the next 30 days. Stay tapped in!
If not seen properly, weeks like the one I just had can be thrown away and deemed a failure. But I am trying to abandon the mentality that discredits minor progression. Progress is progress and as long as I am moving towards my goal and not away from it, I should slow down long enough to celebrate the win.
Winning isn’t always about attaining the goal. Sometimes winning is simply about not giving up, giving life your best and being satisfied with what your best, ant any given moment, yields! Sounds good as I am writing this but it does not always feel good when I am living it. For example, my goal is to post my blog update every single Tuesday. However, it just struck midnight which means it is now Wednesday and I am still working on this post. I am fighting the feeling that I failed and yet I am embracing the beauty that I am so determined to get this done and out into the world that I am still here, right now, giving this moment all of me. THIS IS TRUE WINNING!
True winning is what you do when it doesn’t work out the way you expected it. True winning is the decision you make after you feel like you failed. True winning is resilience in the face of what feels like defeat. True winning is persistence.
Let us not grow weary in well-doing. For in due time we will reap a harvest, not giving up.Galatians 6:9 (The Bible)
It won’t happen over night but it will happen!
There were moment this week when I found myself frustrated. I want the weight to fall off quickly as if one day’s or one week’s work should have drastic results. But that’s just not how weight loss OR LIFE works. It’s about commitment and consistency. Yea, the not so sexy side of life is the art of surrendering to the PROCESS. And as my friend Habit says, “Progress is a Process.”
I’ve lost 180 pounds and it took me almost four years. I lost one hundred pounds in the the first year. I had a year and a half of plateau + discouragement and then I finally lost the additional 80 pounds in a year and a half. All this to say, I am not going to lose 60 pounds overnight. I am learning to ease up on myself and simply take on the journey. Work the process and surely the process will work for me.
I enjoy sharing my thoughts and my journey with you all. It keeps me going because I know there is someone on the other side of this keyboard who relates to what I am going through and so I do this for you, for us. Until next week…
Progress is a Process.Habit (the homie)
I gained 60lbs after losing 180lbs. It’s time to stop the spiral and take control. Watch Queen Lose 2020!!!!
So, I am back with my vlogging/blogging. It helped me in the past so I am giving it another shot. I dedicate this chapter to the women out there who are just like me. You never thought you would be where you are today: whether it is weight related or something else. But you are here and you are fighting for your life. I dedicate this to you. This is our moment. This is our time. This is a new day with fresh breath from God and goodness and mercy as your companions. So let’s go. Let’s take it one day at a time, one decision at a time!
Sometimes you just get tired of starting over, but there’s the tug on the inside of you that just won’t allow you to settle where you are. No matter how much the feeling of defeat, disappointment and shame haunt me, there’s a will to succeed that’s even stronger. I’m the girl who lost 180 pounds naturally, was on national TV, wrote a book about it and traveled, giving others hope. And here I am, 60 pounds heavier, and feeling a deep sadness about it. But I am here! Here because I know that regardless of how low I feel, I am still powerful beyond measure and someone else needs to know my story, Someone else needs to know that they are not alone. There’s a woman reading this, watching this and she needs to know that I AM WITH HER!
Liana, your journey has always been about FREEDOM!Asasha (my godssister)
FYI, here’s the link to my OG WatchQueenLose blog from when I began the journey way back when. I look forward to MOVING FORWARD with each and every one of you! http://watchqueenlose.blogspot.com/