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51 Days Hug & Kiss FREE!

Hersheys-Kiss-HugsToday is a very proud day for me.  I realized it has been 51 days since I have had a Hershey’s Hug or Kiss!  Now to the average person you may be thinking…WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?!  Well glad you asked because I am going to tell you.  I want you to think of an addict of any kind.  Now think about them quiting whatever they are addicted to for 51 days straight.  Big deal huh?  

Seriously I was addicted to these little hugs and kisses.  To the point I would eat up to an entire bag a day and 4-6 bags a week, all by myself!  They hid easily behind things in the fridge, in the console of my car and in the back of the cupboard.  Believe it or not here we are 51 days later and I am still finding the little wrappers!  Seriously, do ya think I had a problem?

We all know I have not been perfect in the 51 days on this weight loss journey.  There have been to many days I took Angie’s Skrewitol pills, but I have not had 1 hug or kiss.  Don’t think it has not crossed my mind because it has, especially the day they were on sale and I could have bought 2 bags for the price of 1.  What I have learned is that I am Super Woman Strong!  This is something that I cannot believe I have done.  It feels damn good!  What feels even better is that I do not even crave them.  I am craving things like celery with laughing cow cheese and turkey. 

I have conquered this addiction!  I know better than to try just one because I recognize it is a problem for me.  Today I am a true believer that if you can get past the point of craving something you will forget about it and it will get better and easier to stay away from.  This is a good day, they day I won part of a battle and do not feel like I have to keep fighting!

A Hug and Kiss Free Shannon



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Crack is Wack!


fat girl

Welcome to over-eaters anonymous!  As an over-eater trying to change your habits you must be aware you are most vulnerable when stressed or upset so stay away from all temptation at those times.

images[2]Well that would be great… right!  It was a crazy day and I was stressed and ready to give up.  I got home to find out Shannon is dragging my fat lazy butt out into the world to get some exercise.  (I will be honest she is kind of a diet control freak who is bound and determined to get me skinny!)  Which is one of the reasons I love her, but at the moment I wasn’t feeling it.

So here is how it goes… I show up at her house and we head out the door.  We get to the end of the drive and I am wondering if we are done yet, nope, and we continue on.  She looks at her contraption that counts how many calories we burn and says wow we have burned 81 calories and I say… Great!  Let’s turn around and by the time we get back it will be over 160, nope.  I was obviously not in the same mind set as my amazing friend, but we continued on despite my grumbling.

Now we live in a small town where everyone knows everyone so walking down the street you most likely know four of the five people that pass you.  Number five just so happens to be a guy from church and he stops and says hello.  As I am thinking of how relieved I am for the break I see a GIANT Symphony candy bar on his passenger seat, the good kind with almonds and toffee.  I was thinking after this damn walk I need to go buy me one of those as a reward for exercising, or not… it was for me as a happy mother’s day.  YESSS!  I am all excited because it was a gift and that would be rude not to eat it and thoroughly enjoy it… right?!  Shannon (a.k.a the determined to get me skinny control freak) tries to take it from me as soon as he is gone and she wasn’t even going to eat it… Symphony is made by Hersey’s, her life long love.  She keeps telling me I can’t eat it, no not even a piece or five.  Trying to be helpful she tells me how many calories we have burned, well that was just motivation for me because I could still eat 5 pieces and still be at a loss on the calorie count.  She still says no!  We continue to argue over why I should or shouldn’t eat it or even some of it.  She finally shuts her skinny face and we start talking about other stuff.  Yes, I am still carrying this giant chocolate candy bar while walking down a public street.  Picture that… fat lady exercising with a GIANT candy bar… it just doesn’t make sense, but that is life!

As we are walking by our neighbor, who also happens to be a county sheriff’s house I suddenly realize the damn candy bar is not going to control me and I have came to far to allow myself to eat a candy bar as an emotional fix.  So  out of know where my brain takes over all emotions and some common sense and my arm flings the GIANT candy bar into the field directly in front of Deputy Dude’s house.  As the candy bar flies trough the air the paper makes a loud crackling noise, the outer paper flies off, the tinfoil paper sparkles in the sun light and out flies the delectable chocolate and the candy bar breaks into pieces flying though the air like a firework in celebration of something big!

Shannon was shocked and I will be honest so was I… and not just because I threw it in Deputy Dude’s yard.  I felt liberated!  It was like a crack addict coming out of rehab being offered a hit and turning it down.  I was empowered, motivated and energized – ready to take on the world of weightloss and kick butt!  I finally learned that I have the power to do this.  Shannon has been doing great and I have been a slacker and that is usually when I give up.  I make good choices 60 -70% of the time and was frustrated by the scale this morning.  Even though I got on it 20 times, and I am not exagerating, the number did not change.  Until that moment on our walk I had given up and was anticipating faliure.

images[7]The rest of the walk was amazing… the scenery was beautiful, the birds were singing and the world was fresh and beautiful!  My whole outlook changed and not just because I wasn’t staring at the road in front of me, but looking ahead now.

So… thanks to my dealer (a.k.a. the man from church supplying me with chocolate) and Shannon (the diet control freak who is bound and determined to get me skinny) for allowing me to learn of the strength within!  I should also thank Shannon for feeding me a delictable salad for dinner and letting me lay my sweaty self on her couch while I recovered from our 4 mile walk!  It was great and I am so excited for the week ahead!

Remotivated, Invigorated, Energized Angie

My advice for the day: Say NO to crack (whatever that may be to you)!


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