- Location: Japan
- About: Finally committed to getting rid of a lot of excess baggage in my life.
- Why I've Joined Reboot with Joe: To change my relationship with food, release 170 unwanted pounds....and find my true self in the process!!
- Favorite Juice? Depends on the season!
- Food temptation? Pizza, pasta, bread and ice cream...
David....thanks so much! I am happy to see that you are well! Stay genki!
Hello Izzi...thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I had a pretty wonderful day. How about you? Lots of snow there?
Wowzers Lia----Nice picture! A beaming juice smile I would say! (Your hair is getting so long and 'purdy' too!)
I am having e-mail issues also, so will personal message. :)
Hey there! How my sis doing? Feeling wonderful but I want to feel even better!!
Right back at'cha, Maxene!
Hi Lia---Wishing you a fabulous World Teacher's Day!
Oh...thanks so much! I am having an absolute blast motivating my students. Some think that I was crazy to leave a high-paying wedding job, as volatile as it was....but this was no mistake. I am having the time of my life. All else will fall into place.
Hi Lovely Lia---Just dropping by to say hi.....I am so excited for you and that your move is completed. Great things are happening for you! Yippee.
Izzi....what is going on, lady! So happy to see you back! This has become my new mantra....and I am letting it and THEM go! It feels good....sooooooo good!
Izzi....it so pays to be the "bigger" person. Lol!
Yep....in order to position herself to get my job, she said I was beyond WASHED up as a professional singer..and here I am getting radio and magazine interview offers again, being invited to perform at a few pro basketball half-time shows, joining a band as lead-singer in one of the biggest jazz cities in Japan. Lol! Yep, I will graciously take it all in stride. I guess the natural procession is to get snatched away from those who think, mistakenly, that you are beyond your years. Heck, I have yet to shine my brightest....though I have shone brightly over the years.
She who laughs last....
I am delighted that you are settling in to your new job.. thank you for the advice on the sleeping will try it.. I am glad your other job is coming a close. May all the success you deserve come your way and I wish you all the best for the future.
Thank you for dropping in to say Hello....
David....my apologies for getting back to you so late! I didn't realize there was a message here....and I haven't been checking in as much as I used to! I hope all is well in your part of the world!
no problem, I am glad all is working out for you, keep going girl... all good still keeping it going.... Wahoo....
Hi Lia---Will email you soon.
Hey there, Izzi!! New work is GREAT!! Had a meeting and business dinner with the staff of my department yesterday. Boss is already thinking of ways to use me fully for the company!! Sooooo happy!! Only 5 more days total at my wedding job! The countdown has begun. :-)
Hi just passing by to say Hi... While in japan I visited the kamakura Buddha, a beautiful experience.. hope all is well with you Lia... Take Care...
David....sorry for the delay...went back to my former city for the weekend. Had a few weddings and a huge beach event. Now I am back in my new city. Hope all is well. This best time to visit Japan is during the summer....because of all the summer festivals.
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?When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn't healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits - anything that kept me small.
My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.?
? Kim McMillen, When I Loved Myself Enough
I almost feel as if I am finally emerging from a life-long cocoon.
Quite surreal, to say the least. I tipped the scales at 307 pounds (139.4 kilos) about 15 months ago. After seeing yet another unflattering photo of myself...(it actually looked as if I had a HUGE spare tire attached to my waist...), I decided that enough was enough! Something HAD to be done, so I took the leap and started doing it. Finally, I began to focus on becoming the change I wanted to see in myself. WOW! The amazing power of self-love!
The journey I am going to tell you about has not been an easy one for me. I grew up on southern cuisine: crispy southern fried chicken, flakey buttermilk biscuits, blackberry cobbler, homemade macaroni and cheese (not from a box), mashed potatoes with tons of butter, fried catfish, steak and rice with gravy, BBQ ribs...and the list goes on....and on. And being a black woman, I fell into that cultural trap of thinking that I, too, had 'big bones'...and that I needed a big body to support them. I was paralyzed by my own way of doing, thinking and being for 26 years. Though successful in many other areas of my life, I felt totally helpless when it came to my relationship with food. Hence, trapped in that awful 'cocoon.'
My first challenge was to eliminate meat, fish, eggs and all dairy from my diet for 3 months. Weaning myself off of these foods, I was able to do a one-month green smoothie challenge successfully. That led me to the DVD 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.' That encouraged me to try juicing, which I did for two weeks. I lost 16 pounds, but more so than the weight, I was finally able to put a finger on the emotional baggage that had blocked me from eating healthier food all these years. Once I dealt with all of that "weight," from the cocoon I began to emerge.
I am now at 219 pounds (99.5 kilos), with another 83 pounds (37.5 kilos) to go. My goal is to treat myself to a 60-day juice challenge starting on....Valentine's Day. Please join me if you dare to make a life change for the better. LOL!
As for the schedule, it will be broken into 5 parts. Please go to '2013 Valentine's Reboot Challenge: Do you love yourself enough?' on facebook....and request to join us at your earliest convenience!!
As a strategic events planner, I have tried to come up with a plan that I think will ensure a high rate of success. Still, each person is free to change this challenge to fit his or her own needs. The important thing is to LISTEN to your own body and do what is best to ensure a personalized, healthy reboot. This is NOT a competition in which you have to keep up with others, or apologize for eating during the juicing periods. This is, very simply put, about finding a style of eating that works best for you and your family....one that leads you and yours to greater, stronger (and hopefully longer!) health.
Well, I will be on the facebook page (and sometimes here) to help support you as much as I can...as well as keep you up on how my own challenge story unfolds. Please feel free to post your thoughts, stories, favorite links, pictures, etc...and let me know how you are when you have time. As there seems to be a few problems with posting comments on this site, I thought FB would be a much easier way to communicate. Oh...and one more thing: I live in Japan so some of the facebook posts between those on the challenge will be written in Japanese. Please enjoy the diversity!! LOL!
I wish you all the best. Here's to loving ourselves enough....
- DanMiller BettyRae
- Chinna (Chee-na)
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- Paul G.