235 lbs

Starting from 235 pounds was not easy. Not one day was easy.

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I remember trying to “run” and would be so tried just getting down the stairs out to the front yard to start. I was winded. I went from running half marathons to not being able to walk up and down my stairs.

I remember times of wanting to give up. I remember my hormones getting the best of me. I remember thinking i will NEVER get there.

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Where? Where was I wanting to go?

I was wanting to go to a place where my health was a priority for my children not for myself. I wanted to go to a place where I was not trying to get skinny i was trying to get healthy. I wanted to go to a place where food was not the enemy and exercising was not punishment like it had been for many years. A place where I enjoyed cooking and eating and moving my body- not doing it because i wanted to be a size 2.

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235 pounds. We all start somewhere. I was you- i was there. I can help.

Why did i do this- why did i gain so much- why did i stay unhealthy and in active in my pregnancy? I was so mad at myself!

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Then a light…

I see the light.

God put me through this journey to HELP – to see what is like to be in other’s shoes. To relate to others struggles.

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We are better together.

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For the kids❤️🥗

My new eating plan has a ton of veggies. We should be eating like 6 servings or more a day and lay off the fruit! I know – it sounds crazy but fruit has a lot of sugar- HOWEVER it is natural sugar so it is better but still, you dont need a ton of it. It is natures candy. When you need a sweet treat have some fruit.

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IT is funny how my little’s think that an apple or grapes is like a treat. Like, when they do something good or want a “snack” they immediately go to the fruit basket hanging in the kitchen right where they can see. I like to have all the healthy foods visible for them, especially at this age. It is so so important to show them NOW. I am happy they ask for apples and pears and bananas instead of garbage. Yes, they have had chips and fries and ice cream- just not often so they don’t really ask about it or think about it. They see the health all around them and that is what they are starting to know- and for this I am proud.

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It takes work though. It does. But all things that are worth it in this life take a little work. If it was easy everyone would do it. If it was easy 40 percent of Americans would not be overweight… 1 in 3 children. I am going to help change this. It takes one person. You may not think i cant change it but i can and you who is reading this can and you will tell someone else who can and they will and so on.

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Let’s not get to the point where all we can do is treat our health issues with pills- lets try to prevent it first with food.

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veggies on the other hand for the kiddos can be a bit of an issues some days. They love peas and corn and broccoli- but they need more than just that so i have to “sneak it in”

This is how i do one of my “alfredo” recipes (idea for this inspired by an idea from my girl Nicole Tyc , who is by the way releasing a recipe book soon!)

The kids ate this like crazy and Kevin too!

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ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

*werisebyliftingothers*

We are all here together- lets help eachother. Share this post if you believe one person can help!

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TOO BUSY??

Thursday July 18th 2018

You know what I have a hard time with. I get upset and sad when someone has a feeling or an issue or an opinion or a thought about something and they share it and others say “they have too much time on their hands to be thinking so into this or that.” Like, when so called “busy” people say “I don’t have time for that.” I think it is super disrespectful and totally belittling someone’s feelings or thoughts. No one is too busy. Ok. They just are not. We are all busy. We all choose our busy though. We are not “too busy” to listen to or care about others. If we are “too busy “ for that then we are not at all living with the purpose we were intended. We need to stop saying we are “too busy”. We just do. It is the choice you make. You make your busy.

I remember when I didn’t have kids and I was ‘too busy’. Too busy to attend family functions or friends gatherings too busy to attend church and too busy to make time for anything or anyone that did not fit into my “too busy” schedule. I remember those days. I was. I was super busy I worked ALL THE TIME. I did nothing but work. I only cared about work.

I have been blessed with the gift of slowing down. Slowing down and paying attention to people to places to things. Paying attention to the earth and the animals the trees and the wind. Paying attention to God’s creation. Also paying attention to others feelings, their hurts their joys their struggles. Actually listening and caring now when before I was “too busy”. I actually get it now. I get it. I was not too busy- I chose to be too busy so I could act like the “real shit” the REAL HARD SHIT in life was not going on. I could not get in to deep or to personal with anything or anyone. I could just be numb to it all because I was “ too busy”.

When someone is expressing they are hurting or having a problem, when someone is sharing their feelings about the earth or the animals or hurt they are feeling, whatever it is. JUST STOP – just stop judging them and telling them to get a life – stop telling them they have “too much time on their hands” stop saying your “too busy for this or that.” You, my friend, you are not too busy to listen- to just really listen and pay attention. That is all they want. Just to be heard for that moment. They are not needy they are not crazy they are not attention seekers they just feel things. They feel deep and that is much better than just being numb.

(Note: this was written as a reflection of my old self for my book #365daysofmommingit)