<-- Call me crazy but it did. I can't even begin to describe to you how much a seriously positive attitude can change your life. I know I probably look like one of those looney people who seem to be high on life all the time but to me it's better to deal with your problems in a positive way than in a negative one, no matter what the circumstance. Sometimes it's hard to get yourself in the right mindset but once you are there, everything seems to be OK. I would rather waste my days thinking of reasons and things I should be grateful for vs. thinking of how things could go from bad to worse. Having a positive attitude to me is almost like wearing a bullet proof vest. I am shielded from life's curve balls and have become strong enough to overcome them. It has changed my life; it is what got me from 338 pounds to 238 pounds. If I didn't have that, I would still be feeling helpless, useless and in the pits with 100 pounds on top of it, maybe more. So the next time something negative happens to you, try to flip it in to a positive. What could it hurt? Negativity will only bring you further down.
On another note, I have been doing great. I have been working out and watching what I eat. I also have been making sure I drink at least if not more than 1 of my jugs of water a day. I know the whole water drinking thing is a myth to some people but since I have been drinking about 2 jugs of my water a day it has really kept my weight down. I feel great too! I have been getting that "lighter than air" feeling and I LOVE IT. It just motivates me to do better and better. Once I get a taste of the sweet stuff it keeps me coming back for more.
I have been watching my calories and have been trying to back on the green tea wagon. I don't know where I fell off with that but I'm hopping back on! Same goes for my lemon water.
I wasn't going to dye my hair but I just couldn't stand it anymore. The bottom of my hair was lighter than the top because of an old bleach job I had done. I wanted to stay all natural for my wedding this June but this is still pretty close. I just dyed most of my bottom half to match my roots. I have an appointment to get my hair trimmed on the 22nd. I don't think I'm going to cut too much off, probably just a couple of inches.
I still have to go wedding dress shopping but I am waiting to get some monies together. I hope I find a dress close to one in a picture I found online. I also want to lose some more weight before I go shopping. It's hard because I know I am going to be losing more weight before the big day, I just don't know how much so picking out and sizing a dress for me is going to be a bit complicated.
I have finally gotten most of my wedding invitations addressed and wax sealed; I just need to ship them out! That was a huge thing I was dreading and it finally is off my chest! Now I can concentrate on other things. I am so overwhelmed but I know it will all work out in the end. Whether I get married in a garbage bag or not, LOL - The good thing is, I have a venue locked down, a photographer set & a DJ figured out. I am getting so excited!
My serious look, HAHA - I have been in love with this "TOPSTYLER" hair clamp ceramic hair curler thing that I got! I have seen them on TV and have wanted one forever. I FREAKED when I found one at Dollar General for only $20! I don't think I will ever use a curling iron again.
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My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.