Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Exciting Day

So today I got to use my morning break to explore the possibility we found for expansion of our living space. Nate found a duplex for rent within walking distance to the church he works at yesterday and we are friends with the neighbor of the house. We were able to get the phone number and set up a viewing this evening. We have some friends who are also looking for space and it happens to be two two-bedroom units available. So tonight we walked through and liked the space, but we still need to discuss it further with our friends. If you think of us, pray for wisdom and God's plan to be done.

As far as my intake and output, I had a Herbalife shake for breakfast, Luna bar for snack and a cup of Chick-fil-a chicken noodle soup for lunch. It was such a busy day that I was literally at my desk the whole lunch hour. By 3pm I was shaking so badly that I had some popcorn and some salad leftover from lunch yesterday on my afternoon break at 4pm. Then Nate and I went to see the duplex and to the Y for a workout. I got a good 40 minute bike ride in and then we picked up Noodles & Company for dinner.

All that to say, I did not meet all of my goals for today, but 50% success, I'll take!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Big Step Forward

Tonight I worked on my Herbalife business and getting the word out about the Weight Loss Challenge that I will be starting. Check out the Facebook page I created http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Welllife-Challenge/333917143314854. I have been wanting to to get this up and running for a while now. The Herbalife business that I started (with the amazing help and encouragement from my husband, Nate) is eventually going to be my income. I have always wanted to be a stay at home mom and this business is my way of making this possible. That is not necessary right now (no, I'm NOT pregnant), but down the road, I hope to cultivate my Herbalife business well enough to help us care for our family as we need to.

Today I ate well, breakfast was a banana with 1 Tbsp peanut butter, morning snack was a bagel thin and lunch was catered by Olive Garden. I had some salad, chicken parm. and 2 breadsticks. Instead of a cup of coffee this morning I had a Herbalife Orange Liftoff energy fizz tab which gave me the energy I needed to make it through a busy Monday morning.  My afternoon snack was some cereal and for dinner Nate mad me a small steak and half a quesadilla. Overall, I did OK, but definitely had room for improvement. Looking back, I also wish I had worked out on my breaks, but we were planning on working out at the Y tonight after work and ended up not going. Tomorrow  my goal is to work out on both breaks and have a Herbalife shake for breakfast and lunch.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Summary of the Last 3 Days

Friday was an emotionally draining day. I had to take my dog to the vet in the afternoon and the vet said he doesn't have much longer before he passses.Overall my intake was good though. I maintained my protion control eventhough I was stressed and upset.

Saturday was a busy and yet productive. Had a breakfast/lunch that was some cereal and then dinner was waffles, eggs and homemade chicken strips. I did not get to work out Saturday or Friday, but portion control helps counter that.

Today I got to sleep in until noon and Nate made me breakfast/lunch. He cooked me 2 eggs and a piece of peanut butter toast before heading to the Y and got in a hard 30 minute workout on the Precor (burned 300 calories baby!). We went to my work in the afternoon and I got some stuff done there while Nate did homework. We shared a bagel from Panera bread while getting work done. After that we sold our old car to a friend. We are down to one car again! Dinner was a chicken breast dish with fennel, onions and mustard/red wine marinade with a side salad and glass of red wine. Now we are watching Music & Lyrics and enjoying some ice cream for a splurge! I have to admit that Blue Bell ice cream is amazing!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Deep Breath

As I sit on my couch in our apartment, I feel like I'm taking my first deep breath in about the last 48-72 hours. I can hardly believe that tomorrow is Friday! I got to take the afternoon off work yesterday, Wednesday, and tomorrow I'll be off in the afternoon as well. I've been putting in long hours at work and I'm trying to limit my overtime hours.

We have not made it to the gym since Monday, but the plan is to work out tomorrow and Sunday. Next week may be a struggle to get to the gym again, it usally is on my "late week" at work. A "late week" is when I work 40 (sometimes 45) hours in 4 days, Monday through Thursday, and then I get all day Friday off. It always ends up being a struggle to work out once I get done with a 10-12 hour workday. Here is my proposal to try to keep myself accountable. I will be working out 10 minutes on my breaks, be it treadmill or elliptical, and then we will hit the gym 3 evenings. Likelihood is, we will work out Monday, Tuesday and Friday. So there! Now y'all know and you can help me to hold true to that goal.

My eating has been better the last couple days. I weighed in yesterday and I'm down a couple more lbs. (Disclaimer: I feel guilty for not telling y'all the number on the scale, however I do have a couple confidants who know my numbers and help to keep me honest there.) I had a Herbalife shake for breakfast yesterday and today. Not much for snacks either! Lunch today was Chipotle--don't remember what I had yesterday--and dinner both nights was salad. Tonight we are also having salmon and a glass of wine. I've gotten to that point where I actually enjoy feeling hungry too!

Well, signing off tonight. Hope y'all are making it through the week sane and in one piece.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Still on the Upslope

I feel like today was another positive step in the right direction. Tuesdays and Thursdays are our days off from workouts at the gym, but I worked out on my morning and afternoon breaks anyway. I got 20 minutes in on the elliptical and I felt SO much better for it. For breakfast I had a bowl of Oatmeal Squares, lunch was greek yogurt, fruit salad and a slice of cheesecake. I had to eat at my desk...busy day! I did not have any snacks today at all! For dinner, Nate and I grabbed burrito bowls from chipotle and had some chips and guacamole too. I feel like I did well with control today. Next time my goal is to have a Herbalife shake instead of cheesecake for lunch! Haha!

Tonight, I continued my work on rug that I am knitting while we watched Say Anything (one of my all-time favorite movies). Hope y'all are having a good start to the week too!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Today was half-decent for a Monday. Work went well and intake and output was good! I worked out for 10 minutes on the elliptical at work on my morning break and after work, Nate and I went to the Y and I did another 35 minutes on the ellpitical. As far as my intake, I tried to limit portion sizes today.

For breakfast, I had an english muffin with some butter and jam. Lunch was some Chick-fil-a chicken nuggets, fruit salad and a slice of cheesecake. I had some peanut M&Ms and some lightly salted popcorn for snacks, but otherwise, no other munching. Dinner was a salad and salmon and I had some frozen chocolate dipped banana pieces. I loved getting to indulge!

We are now watching The Help, I read the book and have wanted to watch this since I finished the book months ago.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Another Weekend Coming to and End

As this weekend draws to a close, I look over it satisfied. It was a productive, yet restful weekend.

Saturday started out sleeping in a little bit, but then we went and bought a car! Our very first "big" purchase as husband and wife. We bougt a 1999 Red Subaru Forester "S" from MonumentMotors.com. We paid CA$H for it too! That is my favorite part of the story. Nate and I have been saving in the 6 and a half months we have been married and we finally had enough. We are both still slightly shocked and very excited that we were able to buy the car we watned and afford it. After we drove the car home and got it insured, we loaded up some furniture that we gave to my sister's boyfriend, David, as he moved into a basement apartment this weekend. The rest of the day was spent at my parent's house helping with my baby sister's birthday party and hanging out with family.

I ate pretty well this weekend too! Nate and I had Chick-fil-a for breakfast yesterday--at 10am, lunch was at 3pm and it was a vegetable omelette that Nate made for me. Dinner was "Cowboy" fajitas that Nate and I made at my parents. Delicious potatoes, yellow peppers, onions, mushrooms and chicken. I only had 2 fajitas and for my sweet tooth I had a small bowl of cinnamon chex cereal at 10pm. Today I had yogurt and granola for breakfast/lunch along with peanut butter toast.

After waking up and eating a later breakfast/early lunch, Nate and I went to the Y for a 45 minute workout on the elliptical. Boy! I was sweaty. It never ceases to amaze me how great a hard workout feels. After the gym, Nate and I went grocery shopping and then came home, cleaned and took a nap. Dinner was around 7pm and we enjoyed some home-made chicken noodle soup and cream cheese, jalepeno crescent pin-wheels.

A side note: We ordered some of the product of the new Herbalife 24-sport supplement. Nate has been using it the last couple workouts and I have tried it also and it tastes good as well as seems to work well! If any of y'all are athletic or work out a lot and want to find protein and energy supplements, I highly recommend it!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Finish Well

You know how folks always tell others that "It doesn't matter how the race is as long as you finish well"? (Or something to that effect) I felt like today was my opportunity to end the week well. I had a great day!

Work was not too crazy, plus I got to have a change of pace and do front office stuff for part of the afternoon. It always helps to break up the monotony of the routine when I get to do that. I got to enjoy a busy, yet not insane, Friday at work!

For breakfast I had an Herbalife shake, Dutch Chocolate, and it lasted me until about 10:30am. I had a morning break at 11am and some pretzels. My amazing husband, Nate, brought me a ham and turkey sandwich for lunch and I had some peanut M&Ms on my afternoon break as a snack. After work, Nate and I went to the Y and worked out! I was on the Precor for 35 minutes and burned over 400 calories, it felt so good to be back in the groove. When we got home, we made a pear and Dubliner cheese salad with homemade basalmic vinaigrette and salmon. It was perfect! Now we are relaxing before we start our weekend with an insanely busy Saturday.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


I'm having a hard time believing that today is over. I honestly don't remember much of it! Work was a whirlwind, lots of patients in the office, phone calls and just getting caught up from missing yesterday. I'm pretty sure I was working mostly off auto-pilot today!

As far as intake and output (eating and working out) for today, I did pretty well. I could have done better with eating because I did not eat anything until 10:45 when I ate a banana with some peanut butter. I ate this after working out on the elliptical for 10 minutes on my break. For lunch, I was so busy with work that I barely had time to scarf down a Herbalife citrus lemon, deluxe protein bar. It was good, but only 170 calories. This afternoon I grabbed some pretzels, a few sour patch kids and a handful of peanut M&Ms. In retrospect, I should have had something handy to eat that would have been an easy fix and better nutritionally, but I did OK with portion sizes. On my afternoon break, I also spent another 10 minutes on the elliptical. I'm at work until after 7pm tonight, so no trip to the Y for us, but I plan on salad and salmon for dinner and some relaxing with my husband.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sick Day

Today was pretty uneventful. I went to work this morning feeling very nauseated, lasted a full 40 minutes and then had to have my husband pick me up and bring me home. I promptly crashed on our bed and slept for the majority of the next 8 hours. I woke up long enough to heat half a bowl of chicken noodle soup. Dinner was Mac & Cheese with some chips, tried to keep it plain. Here's hoping for a day tomorrow where I'm back to 100% and a good workout.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Headed in the Right Direction

Today I felt like I was able to take control and head back in the right direction to keep my journey going where I want it to go. Work went well as did my eating and working out. I did not have breakfast this morning, because I was nauseated, but my morning snack was a banana with about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and a small piece of whole wheat, cinnamon, raisin bread. For lunch I was really hungry (go figure) and got an 8-piece nuggets meal from Chick-fil-a.

What really got me feeling great was the fact that I worked out for almost an hour at work on my breaks today! I walked for 10 minutes on the treadmill on my morning break, spent 30 minutes on the elliptical over lunch and did another 10 minutes on the treadmill on my afternoon break. Not only did I burn good calories, but I was much more alert at work too!

Tonight we are enjoying some Papa Murphy's pizza and cheesy bread with Nate and relaxing on the couch while watching Friends.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Oh My, What a Monday!

Today was not a great day. It was an emotional rollercoaster, stressful and long. This morning started out OK, but went south after a bit. It was drama-filled and frustrating at work today. As far as my eating went, I did fairly well staying on track. I had a Herbalife shake for breakfast and a bagel for morning snack. A co-worker brought some spicy, elk summer sausage which I snacked on some throughout the day. I limited how much of that I had though. Lunch was a Herbalife deluxe protein bar, citrus lemon flavored and some tea. This afternoon I hopped on the elliptical for about 5 minutes, tomorrow I hope to use all of my breaks to work out! For dinner, Nate and I went to BJ's Brewhouse, we enjoyed someo avocado egg rolls for an appetizer and something off of the "light" menu for dinner.

When we got home, we relaxed on the couch and enjoyed a movie. Now we are headed off to sleep! Nate starts school tomorrow so we need to call it an early night. Hope y'all had a wonderful Monday.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekend Synopsis

This weekend has been a bit of a whirlwind. Yesterday, Nate and I slept in for a little bit, woke up and had a lazy morning. Around noon we went and borrowed my mom's car to pick up a headboard that we bought from some friends. After we got that home and set up, we went on a walk in Garden of the Gods (one of Nate's and my favorite places to go for walks and talks), then we headed over to my parent's house to watch the Broncos game--here's hoping for another great season next year. We had a lot of fun with my family and friends yesterday.

Overall I ate OK on Saturday. Breakfast was a homemade egg and sausage sandwich, lunch was some leftover chili and dinner was the taco bar at my parent's house. I ate a little more than I intended to at the taco bar, two soft tacos and half a crunchy taco, plus some chips and queso. I felt like I held my own though, I went downstairs when I started getting too munchy and limited myself to one piece of pumpkin cake for dessert, no ice cream.

Today has been good when it comes to how I've eaten. I had two eggs and some sausage for breakfast, then we went and helped my sister's boyfriend move. After that, Nate and I came home, re-organized and cleaned. All the moving of boxes, cleaning and re-organizing really helped to work up my appetite. Now I'm off to wash dishes so we can enjoy dinner.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Looking for the Good

Today was pretty rough. I found out this morning that my dog, Midas, has a tumor in his upper jaw. I suddenly realized how attached I get to my pets. When I got a call from my dad informing me that the vet is "guardedly optimistic" that they got it all and that it is did not look malignant, I was semi-relived, but am still anxious to hear the final results.

When I look back over today, I am emotionally exhausted, but I realize I did not try to "eat away" my stress as I have in the past. I had frosted mini wheats for breakfast, a Herbalife protein bar for snack and 2 taco bell fresca tacos with a side of nachos for lunch. I had a bagel for a mid-afternoon snack, which I probably cold have gone without. My husband and I went to 3 Margaritas for dinner where we enjoyed fajitas, a margarita and sopapillas. We worked out at the Y before dinner and I got in a good workout so I feel like overall, today was a success. I changed some habits when it comes to how I handle my stress.

Here is a picture of my puppy, Midas!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Rollercoaster

Wow! It's hard to believe it has only been 48 hours since my most recent post! The last 48 hours certainly have owned the title of a rollercoaster. Yesterday was a busy day at work, I did a Herbalife shake for lunch, but toast for breakfast and Garbanzo's for dinner. If you have not yet eaten at Garbanzo's Mediterranean Grill, you need to go...SOON! Their food is so fresh and delicious! Last night we did not get home until 11:45pm and I was so dog-tired that all I could do was brush my teeth and roll into bed.

Today has been quite interesting. We got news this morning that the place we are looking to move into (a slightly bigger apt) is not going to work out. That was disappointing and frustrating. Then we found out that the used Subaru Forester we have been saving up for is available and we can buy it as early as in 2 weeks! As far as work today, well, I'm still here and probably will be until after 8pm. I am the assistant in our Wellness Program/Weight Loss Class that we offer through the office I work at and tonight is the first meeting for a new group of people. So it's not ALL bad that I'm here so late, but still, I'm tired. We also have been interviewing Medical Assistants at work to replace the one that quit last week, so it there has been some extra work this week with all of that.

 As far as my eating today, I did...OK. I have had a Herbalife shake for breakfast with a bagel for a morning snack. Lunch was catered from Marigold's Cafe and it was salad and some pizza. I got a bit snacky this afternoon, but held it off until my wonderfu husband brought me the Chick-fil-a ice cream I have been craving. Then tonight I enjoyed some pretzels at the start of class. When I get home, Nate will have dinner for me. He is making us salmon and salad. Oh yeah! He is also winning "Husband of the Day" award and has been cleaning all afternoon. Have I mentioned how wonderful he is to me?

You may wonder how the working out is going. I had a day off yesterday. Today I worked out over my morning break on the elliptical for 12 minutes and tonight during the second hour of class I plan to hop on the elliptical for another 30 minutes or so. Well, I'm off to get more stuff ready for class!

Here's a glimpse of our soon-to-be car!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Room for Growth

Today just enforced my knowledge that I still have room for growth in this whole journey. I did not have an Herbalife shake at all today. I had some toast for breakfast, popcorn for a mid-morning snack. Panda Express for lunch and now we are enjoying some salad with salmon and barley for dinner. We DID make it to the gym tonight, but all the "resolutioners" were out in full force so we cut the workout short.

I just hope that tomorrow can be a much better day and tonight I get enough sleep to start fresh in the morning and get mentally back on track with my goals.

Goals for the rest of the week:
2 more work outs (45 min each)
2 Herbalife shakes/day

Monday, January 9, 2012

Seeing the Progress

Today was another wonderful day. Granted it was a Monday, which means work is always crazy, but I got a great start to the day. I got on the scale this morning and have lost almost 2lbs already! (Not bad for the first week, eh?) Seeing that progress helped me to keep my focus on my eating today. I had a Herbalife shake for breakfast and one for lunch as well. Dinner was chicken enchiladas and I made them! Nate does most of the cooking--he tells me he enjoys it--and I was glad to get to cook a meal for him tonight.

We were going to work out tonight, but that didn't happen. We did go to the gym yesterday and tomorrow we will go also, plus I'm planning on working out on the elliptical at work on my breaks tomorrow. Here's to the visible progress that always helps me stay motivated as I begin to make changes. I know I will not always lose at this rate, or feel this good, but I'm for sure going to enjoy the high of the first baby steps!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The 7th Day

Day 7 was a great day! I woke up and had some yogurt with granola--we were out of milk to make shakes and yogurt was my compromise. Then a good friend came over and we went on a brisk 30 minute walk together. I love getting to re-connect with friends! After she left, I had a protein shake with some cheese its for a snack.

I then left Nate at home for a few hours as I ran errands and went furniture shopping and Goodwill. :) Oh how I love a good bargain! We spent the evening with my family. Had chicken, steak and sweet potato fries for dinner, which I did pretty well controlling portion sizes. I was proud of myself! Then we all played Quelf and enjoyed many laughs while we played and watched the Lions vs. Saints football game. We are all football lovers in my family.

What a fun day. I got to relax, reconnect and recharge. Here's to an equally as relaxing Sunday.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Game Night!

Have you heard of Quelf? It is the most amazing board game I have ever played!
One thing you need to understand, I come from a family of very comptetitive people...we have long, dragged-out games that can last several hours because we take them to such extremes. In past years there have been many tears, laughter, arguments and victory dances in our family over simple board and card games.

Tonight was the perfect end to a hectic Friday. I only had one Herbalife shake today for a meal (breakfast), but lunch was Noodles and Company and dinner was a sensible bowl of home made turkey chili. After Nate picked me up from work, we picked up my baby sister (Christa, who is 11 years old) and took her to the Y with us. We did a 30 minute workout (intense but short) and then came home to dinner and games. My other sister, Amy, and her boyfriend, David, came over to enjoy games and dessert. That is when the adventures and fun began.

Quelf is an ever-changing board game that has 5 piles of caards you draw from and then that player has to do whatever is on that card. Some of the ridiculous things done tonight include: David acting as a Broadway chorous girl, Nate dancing like a ballerina, Amy wrote--and sang--a song for us, Christa having to wear a neck tie for half the game and myself having to snort like a pig every time I laughed. It was a blast! I highly recommend the game for a night of fun with friends and family.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Ease of Herbalife

I have to take today to thank Herbalife for making my health venture so much easier. Today and yesterday, my husband and I did not make it to the gym. Usually I would feel guilty about having 2 days in a row off from a workout, but because I can control my caloric intake with the Herbalife meal replacement shakes, I'm able to stay on track. The Herbalife shake meal replacement is 170 calories with milk and the powder, sometimes I add some frozen fruit or powdered peanut butter which brings calories up to 250 max. Not bad for a meal! Herbalife focuses on the importance of having the right amount of protein in your diet for prolonged satiety--fullness feeling--as well. Each of their shakes has 9 grams of protein in it, plus they recommend boosting it some with their Personalized Protein Powder (5 grams of protein per scoop). They are also low in fat--1 gram per serving--and decently low in carbs as they have only 13 grams per serving.

 The other thing I like about the shakes is the cost; a Herbalife shake (prepared with milk and some fruit) is on average $2.50 per meal. I honestly don't know of another place I can get a low calorie AND nutritional meal for that cheap. Having these shakes will definitely help me keep my goal attainable (and guilt free on days like today).

Anywho, I'm headed off to enjoy my wild berry and yogurt shake with a small side salad for dinner. Here's to a simple, nutritional and easy meal!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

the blur

Today...hmmm, quite honestly I don't remember much of the day. Work was exhausting and long. I did OK with my eating though. I had a Herbalife shake (chocolate peanut butter!) for breakfast while my morning snack was a hard boiled egg and whole wheat english muffin. Lunch was 2 tacos fresca and a side of nachos from Taco Bell (could have done better than "Toxic Hell", but at least I did the "fresca" ones this time). No snack this afternoon and then went grocery shopping to build up an appetite for dinner. Dinner was a small salad and we had some chips and salsa for a snack after.

Other than what I ate...I don't remember very much really. I have to say the highlight of my day was getting to run to Sams club over lunch with Amy and running into Nate and David--my sister, Amy's, boyfriend. Talk about coincidences! It definitely put a smile on my face for the afternoon though.

Now Nate and I are hanging out, watching Friends, and enjoying each other's company! I love ending my day this way.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Little Miss Sweet Tooth

Today I had a visit from my evil twin, Little Miss Sweet Tooth. I don't know about any of y'all, but I have a sweet tooth that rears it's head several times a week (if I'm being truly honest, several times a day). Today it seemed especially hard to resist the sweets. At the family practice office I work at, we have the best patients in the world, who spoil us with amazing home-baked goodies--especially around the Christmas season. All last month I posed a valiant resistance to the sweets, but today I gave in...and I mean badly. I had a buckeye (you know those peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate? oh.my.gosh) with my mid-morning break, another on my afternoon break, plus some peanut brittle and then went on the hunt for candy at 5 when I still had an hour of work left.
Today was definitely not my proudest of days, but I did have an Herbalife shake for breakfast and lunch. After my husband, Nate, picked me up from work, we went to the 'Y' and I Zumba'd my behind off for an hour! Now that we are home, we are sitting down to enjoy some salmon, cooked pearled barley and a nice salad. YUM!
Here's to a better tomorrow and the small successes of today!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 1: Setting the Tone

Today is the first day of my journey to a healthier life. I started with setting a goal to have two Herbalife meal replacement shakes each day for the next 30 days. I have enjoyed the ease and convenience of Herbalife shakes over the last couple years and I know they will make my goal more attainable. The point of the shakes is to cut down on caloric intake, but they still give me the nutrition that I need to get throught the day.
Eating record for Day 1:
For breakfast I had a Dutch Chocolate meal replacement shake.
Mid-morning I had some cheese, summer sausage and crakers.
Lunch was a #1 Chick-fil-a combo with a Diet Lemonade. (The only thing I changed all day in my diet was swapping my usual breakfast with a shake.)
Tonight my husband and I headed to our YMCA gym for a good 45 minute workout--oh it felt good to be back on that elliptical. Then for dinner tonight I had another meal replacement shake with a side salad and small (1.5oz) salmon filet. (I should have only had the shake, but couldn't resist the salad too...oh well, I just need to take baby steps.)
Now I'm in the mood to bake something! I LOVE to bake, always have, always will. Overall, I feel like my first day on this journey has set a good tone. I have room to improve (of course), but I'm optimistic that I'm moving in the right direction.

My Journey

My name is Katie Beth Huntley and I am inviting you to share in my journey to a "welllife." I don't know a single person who does not want to change something about themselves, whether it is their income, the size of their waist or their smile. This blog will allow me to share with you what I am setting out to change in myself. Maybe I'll make you laugh at my attempts, or perhaps even motivate you to change as well. Whatever the end product, I know that this journey will prove to be an adventure.

Let me fill you in on my journey until now:
Since I was in my early teen years, I struggled with my weight and self-confidence level. Like many young girls, I saw myself as "fat" for many years. I look back on photos now and think, "Wow! I was NOT fat...why did I always tell myself I was?" Throughout high school and college, I attempted several diets to lose weight, but the number was all I cared about. Today, however, I know that the number on the scale does not always equal healthy. My goal, as I begin this journey, is to change my lifestyle to create a healthier me. I would love for you to follow me in my journey. (Maybe you will even decide to start one of your own)