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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Motivational Monday

At the beginning of my journey, I made one promise to myself:  NO EXCUSES.

No excuses ever.

I quit lying to myself.  Pretending I didn't eat my way to 318 lbs.  Pretending that I exercised.  Pretending and hiding.  I was really good at that.

But then my band gave me hope.  It didn't do the work for me but for the first time I could keep off that 30 pounds at the beginning of a diet.  So with that hope came change.

Change and NO EXCUSES.

Because now, there is no reason for me not to be active.  I am quite cable.  I am also quite capable of eating right 90% of the time.

Do I slip up?


Because I am human.  But, I don't make excuses when I do anymore.  I just shake it off and try harder the next time.


You got this.  You can do it.  Forget the stumbles that you have encountered along the way and focus on the overall prize.

The prize is a healthy life.  Full of living.  It is definitely worth it.


  1. Thank you for this. I needed it for sure!! No excuses!!!

  2. So glad you do these motivational mondays! I think you give us all that swift kick in the rear we need to start our week off great! :)

  3. Love this! No excuses here, too - thanks for the motivation!!

  4. Amen, sister. Honestly, I feel like the people who say stuff like, "My eating was right on point today!" or whatever are lying to themselves... and the rest of us. Nobody's perfect. Blah.

    Sorry, that was a whole 'nother tangent wasn't it?

    No excuses. Love it!

  5. Just what I needed to hear today. Thank you!

  6. Great reminder ... thanks for sharing !

  7. Super awesome!! So true! I feel the same way on this end. I have the tool that will give me a huge step up but I still have to work at it. And not lying to ourselves about the slip ups is important. But like you said...you slip up you move on and keep going. Thanks for the reminder!!