Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Birthday, CJ...

Seven years ago today, I suffered a miscarriage. CJ was stillborn at 22 weeks gestation. It is still one of the worst experiences I've ever been through... For some reason I try to block out this day each year, but I never escape the sadness. On the bright side, God gave me a baby girl 3 years and 3 days later, and for that I am blessed. So, I've decided that instead of being sad, I will look forward to my baby turning FOUR on Saturday!

Today has been GREAT as far as eating goes. Again, I am eating good stuff and listening to my hunger cues. I tried baby carrots yesterday, and really love them with hummus - who knew? For breakfast I had a great smoothie, and for lunch lean turkey on whole wheat with baby carrots and hummus. I had an apple with peanut butter for a snack, and baked chicken, brocolli, and sweet potato fries for dinner.

Not being hungry helps so much - I feel more in control. When I got home tonight after picking my daughter up from tutoring and running to the grocery (for baby carrots!), I was changing out of my work clothes, and the next thing I knew I was on my way out the door for a walk. IN THE DARK, lol. I just felt like walking, so I did! I intended to walk around the neighborhood for about 30 minutes, but when I got home I discovered I had been walking for 55 minutes! I guess I just got in a zone...

The past couple of days has really been spent getting my "mind right". I really want to get back in touch with ME and start getting focused again. I am so important, and so worth the effort it takes to get healthy and lose weight. I am so blessed that I have been given the knowledge and tools for this journey. Now I just have to re-train my brain to stay focused on SUCCESS instead of all the other junk that gets in there, lol.

13 comments:

jo said...

I'm sorry about CJ.

You sure have a wonderful attitude--what a cheerful post. I'll join you in the love of baby carrots! I eat them every day. =)

carla said...

sending you my thoughts.

Carla

Shelley said...

I'm sorry about your loss, Hollie.

Your eating sounds wonderful - and the hummus! I always forget about how good hummus is...thanks for the reminder!

HD@Losing Weight-Healthy Heart said...

I lost a baby at 20 weeks 3.5 years ago. I feel for you. But, like you, I try to remain optimistic and look at the amazing six year old I have and be thankful for him every single day of my life!

Fat Daddy said...

Both sad and joyful rememberances.

It is good to see you getting it straight Hollie. I knew you could. I've been gone for a bit, and your new Red look caught me by surprise.

Katy said...

Love your blog Hollie. I just started one too and would love to spread the word and gain some support along the way.

Keep at it, you're an inspiration!

Mike said...

I know your daughter gets extra love x 2. I love your blog and the way you approach focusing on loving you. I can't do the baby carrots though. Too hard. I prefer white grapes:)

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Robert Davis said...

Wow from what I'm reading, you're a very dedicated person. You have that same will power and determination that I have. Don't give up. Keep on walking and extend that 55 minute walk to a hour and 30. Push yourself!! you can do it...and ur right about this whole weightloss thing being a "mind" game. You should check out my blog that I wrote. Maybe you find a few encouraging words for inspiration :-)

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