#Mamavation: Changing my attitude…

After the week I had last week, and knowing that I really had to start being honest with myself and others ALL the time (rather than when I wanted and/or chose to)… I decided last night that I was changing. I’m not exactly what prompted the “I’m changing thought in my head”… but it came and stayed.

It might have been around the time that I read this…

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I haven’t been determined about much of anything in the past few months. Or the last couple years for that matter. It’s just tough when you believe something is going to happen and it just doesn’t. It’s tough when you believe that change is around the corner and then nothing seemingly looks any different day to day. Or you feel that rejection is still surrounding you.

But that all changes now.

I’ve been listening to the song “Gratitude” by Nichole Nordeman quite a bit lately. It’s been giving me a perspective that I really need to be grateful – even in the tough times, the times that things seem so desperate, and the times that feel the darkest. (If you want to listen to the song, click below.)

I’m going back to the list I created for myself more than a year ago – and really concentrating on those 101 things that make me happy. Really concentrating on being me and focusing on what I can do with determination.

So that I can go to bed each night satisfied with what I’ve done each day. 

As far as things on the weight loss front… I chickened out of going to Weight Watchers again last week, and I’m pretty sure that it wouldn’t have been pretty. But today is a new day. Today I start over. And today I start to track the food again. I start to workout regularly again.

Also? Another thing that helps tremendously is having accountability partners. After last week’s post, Lena reached out to me and since then we’ve been checking in with each other about our water intake and how we’re feeling throughout the day. It really does help to have someone to go to when you are feeling down (or feeling awesome) about something. :) If you want to join us… just look us up on twitter (I’m @dutchbeingme and Lena is @elenka29).

BlissDom is 24 days away and I want to feel confident when walking into that hotel.

I want to feel like myself.

And I want to keep that feeling going for a long time to come.


  1. I need to wake up with determination. You are the master of your own future & I’m loving the direction you have decided to head.
    You are awesome! I can’t wait to see what is in store for you.

  2. I LOVE that you have an accountability partner! I gotta get one of them. And having recently started getting back on track,I totally get it! Good for you!

  3. I am totally here for you as well darlin’! I am big on counting my oz and trying to drink at least half my weight in oz of water! It’s rough but the accountability is a super strong thing to have in your life!

    Here’s to a great week!
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  4. I cannot wait to hang with you at BlissDom!!
    I am just going to go ahead and point out that walking into Weight Watchers is the most beneficial when you are the most scared to go. At least that is what I am told, lol. We are here for you either way!! Thanks for your support, you have been an incredible inspiration!!

  5. Love the spunk in this post! Every day IS new, and you just pick up! Hope you find your satisfaction. :)
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  6. Great post!Very inspiring. I think it is so easy for life’s hurddles to get us down and cause us to lose perspective. I think making a list is a great idea! I odten lack motivation on the fitness front. trying to get back motivated again.
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  7. how we feel has more to do with our perceptions than what the mirror actually shows us. We both know that. You want better for yourself. You deserve happiness and confidence and I believe you can have that. Keep trying. I know I’m going to.
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  8. @pamelamkramer says:

    Excellent frame of mind!

  9. I am sorry it’s taking me so long to post back. Crazy week (or month) – I hope to continues working with you on kicking each other aoft spots. You are awesome

  10. My husband has been helping me keep on track with my eating. He has been so supportive.
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