5 Stages of Mind Body Transformation


If you are like me then the idea of having splinters shoved up your fingernails sounds better than the¬†thought of giving up pizza, bread, chips, cookies, cake, soda . . . ¬†¬†whatever your “vice” is. I’m not¬†saying its going to be in easy. In fact, at first it totally sux. Getting skinny and retraining your mind¬†to think like a skinny girl is a process . Your body and mind will go through stages. Being that I’m a few¬†months and 15 (give or take) pounds down now I can share with you what those stages were for me.

1) Depravation. Everywhere I looked I saw things I wanted but wasn’t “allowed” to eat. Things that never¬†even looked good to me before were now screaming from the bakery department shelves, “Nanny, nanny,¬†nanny, you can’t have me!” This made me want them all the more. This stage shall pass.

2) Licenced Cheater. I went through the stage where I was gonna have my pizza and wasn’t anybody gonna¬†tell me otherwise. I looked at it like this; I work out hard. I deprive myself all week long and I deserved that ding¬†dang pizza, darn it! I was LIVING for cheat night. Once a week I was off to my favorite place to get my favorite¬†pizza and while I was eating it I could have died and gone to heaven and I would have been perfectly happy¬†because every delicious morsel of that pizza was like a slice of heaven on a plate.

3) Awakening. Then all the sudden you’ll eat your once favorite things and you’ll realize that your old favorite¬†things make you feel like total crap. Not in a mental guilty sort of way. In a physical sort of, that pizza is sitting in stomach like a big ol fat Michelin Man, why in the hec did I eat that, sort of way.

Once you get to the Awakening point, your pounds should literally start to melt away. Provided that you have your body in¬†motion and that you don’t have some imbalance preventing it from releasing the fat it wants to let go of. A healthy body doesn’t want to be fat any more than you want it to be fat.

Why This Blog? 7 Reasons

Why would anyone want to blog about their weight loss journey? I mean, it’s not like anyone wakes up one day and says, “Hey, today I think I’ll post fat pics of myself¬†on the interweb for the entire world to see.”

Who does that!

Before pics are down right embarrassing,¬†but I have been mulling this idea over and over in my wee little head for a few months now and I’ve¬†decided to do this for a few reasons. Here they are . . .

#1 Accountability.  I MUST reach my goal if you are watching and rooting for me, right?

#2 The Pip Factor. How piPPed (my word for pissed) will I be when I’m wearing my¬†size 6 pants without ANY proof that I was ever a size 14. I’ll answer that for ya, SUPER PIPPED!

#3 My eldest son has lost over 40 pounds, OMG he looks like a totally different person and for some¬†crazy reason we didn’t take Before pics of him. Everyday I look at him and say, “I’m so
piPPed we didn’t get Before pics of you!”

#4 My 20th Anniversary . . . ¬†I always say, “MY”, as if my poor husband has nothing to with our¬†Anniversary‚Ķ excuse me, OUR 20th Anniversary is this October and I want to be in the BEST
shape of my life so I can enjoy our 20th Anniversary celebration looking good, whoop whoop!

#5 My 50th Birthday. Oh my gosh. I’m almost 50. Where in the flip did time go! All my life I heard¬†people say, “Time flies”, “Your kids will grow up way too quick”, “It goes by quicker as you get¬†older”. Those words are ringing truer than ever before. I’m on the downhill. That makes me¬†want to cry. But it also wants to make me be the best that I can be for the time I have left.

#6 My baby boy. Okay, so he’s not actually a baby. His birthday is this October too and he is turning¬†15. He is the 3rd boy and the most like his daddy. Daddy used to be a chubby kid whose nick-name
was “Butt” and #3 child is living up to daddy’s name.

#7 Our success just might give you the boost you need to say, “Enough is Enough”. If I can help¬†even one person (besides me) go from¬†Frumpy to Fit I will be soooooooo happy!