i need support.

I’m all about good food. Seriously, I am. Home-cooked meals are definitely my favorite though. Stews in crock pots, casseroles in dutch ovens, delicious chicken on a grilling pan. Oh, I’m making myself hungry just thinking about all of those amazing dishes I could be devouring.

Yes, it’s a must to eat, but too much of it can be a bad thing, especially for someone with an anxiety disorder. When I was diagnosed with GAD, I was put on a type of pill that would inevitably add on extra pounds. ARGH. 😦 No, I’m not going to blame my weight gain on taking pills; however, I publicly declare that I’m going to do something about it. …so I have put myself to the challenge.

I want to prove that I can lose THIRTY pounds. …in SIX months. That’s FIVE pounds every month starting the month of September. That gives me until the end of February to lose THIRTY pounds. ((Oh, save me! What did I get myself into?!))

I’ve done it before, and I can do it again. I want to prove to myself that I can do this without any of those diet pills, diet fads, or any type of needless surgery. With just straight up exercise, meal alterations, and a change in lifestyle, I’m going to prove to myself that this can be done.

The fact that I outwardly expressed my want to change means that I got over the hump in this battle, right? I can do it and be healthy again. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. Sigh.

I’m going to need all the support in the world.

Goodbye bad food, hello healthy food!

PS: No, this does not mean that I’m going to stop bloggin’ about scrapbooking, lol. I wouldn’t give that up for the world. 😉



Filed under personal, weight loss

56 responses to “i need support.

  1. I’d love to do it with you–but i need to lose 50 pounds (sad, but true)!

  2. good for you Sarah!!
    Being healthy is so important, good luck on your weight lost!
    BTW theres this scrapblog called Scrapnfit. They are starting a 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge starting Sept 1. I know its only 90days but you can go further on your own time. Check them out as they scrap and stay fit.. hahaa..


  3. I mean weight loss… sorry typo.


  4. Chris Aiton

    Good luck with this – I know that you can do it!!!! Several of the Scrapgals did Weight Watchers this year and lost quite a bit.

  5. I think you can do it, because it sounds as if you really want it. You can achieve nothing if you don’t believe in yourself. You have my support!

  6. You can do it! Good luck!

  7. Donna E.

    omg we’re in the same boat, sarah! 🙂 but im slacking for weeks now but you’ve inspired me to continue what i’ve started 2months ago lol! goodluck to us! heehee

  8. 🙂
    I did Weight Watchers online last year and lost 30 (10 found their way back, but I am out to destroy them!). WW has been good for me because it has taught me to eat regular food the right way. Please keep us updated on your progress…I know you’ll do great!

  9. you go girl! I know you can do it!

  10. Sarah… Ok… I am all support here!! I have lost a big amount of weight in the past and never got it back (even after the pregnancies)… so anything is possible. It makes you feel sooooooooo happy and accomplished. Try to think about that in your lower moments. Also, you will need to add some exercise to this plan, what are you planning to do?. I will start doing some training soon… (wish me luck) so you won’t be alone there. I am happy for this step you are taking and I am sure, like in any other thing you have done in the past… you will be very succesful! Go Sarah GO!!!!

  11. Yay Sarah!! You can totally do it!! I’ll definitely cheer you on!! 🙂 And yes, I believe that declaring it is absolutely half of the battle!! Do you have workout goals set yet? We are running a 5k in Davis in November (the Turkey Trot) if you want to come join us — it’s totally nostalgic running those streets!! LMK 😉

    Oh, and I finished up those layouts from your class and posted them on my blog!! 🙂

    • if i think i’m physically ready to do it, i’ll let you know… and i totally remember the turkey trot in davis… hahaha! gotta love that place! 🙂

  12. You GO, girl! You CAN do this! I will be sending good thoughts & positive vibes your way! 🙂

  13. You can do it!! Good goal and it seems realistic too!


  14. Good luck girly, you have all my contact info, I can give you my cell number if you want, I’ve lost 28 but I still have 65 to 70 more to go so we’re kind of in the same boat. Lol anyways I’m here if you need an ear or a cheerleader. Lol

    • congrats to your 28! how awesome for you! well, because you are still headed towards your goal… here’s to the both of us. 😉

  15. wendy


    You can do it. 🙂

    Now let’s ZUMBA! \o\ – |o| – /o/ <— repeat 20x haha

    But please make sure you're still eating well! If not, I'll have to come over and take you to palace bbq so we can indulge in some korean goodness. all day!

    See you soon!

  16. You have my support, I will cheer you on, I will make a banner, Sarah, you are my Biggest Loser!!!

  17. Good luck Sarah, I’ll be cheering for you. Sending positive vibes your way and hey, I might even follow your lead…
    xxx Peggy

  18. Jacque

    I am here for you! I have lost 75 but still have more to go and my hubby has lost 160 and still has 40 more to go – so we understand! We support you every sweat bead of the way!!!!!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

  19. Good luck – you can do it!

    I purchased Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred, and I love it (if you’re looking for something to fill in when you don’t want to head to the gym!)

  20. You go girl! I’m currently trying to lose weight myself…following the Weight Watchers plan. I’m down 4.6 lbs since 8/2 so pretty good so far. 😉 Good luck hon!!
    – April

  21. Good luck Sarah! Too bad you don’t live closer to me. You cold go to the fitness class that I teach.

  22. You are very courageous to put yourself out there publicly and talk about something so personal. I blame pills and the depression they treated for putting on a large amount of weight. I lost some it once but put it back on plus more, a lot more. Life got in my way and i lost myself somewhere along the way. Now I’m diabetic but I think diabetes may end up saving my life. I have been through a multitude of classes and take medications daily. I lost 28 pounds and feel so much better. At my last doctor’s visit my numbers went down and are very good. I look forward to living the lifestyle changes I have had to make with the encouragement and guidance of a dietician and my doctor. You are wise to set small goals because that is the best way to do succeed. If I can be of any help you, please ask. Debbie

  23. Now that you have SAID OUT LOUD that means you really want to do it and be held accountable!!!
    Well you go GURL!!! You can do it!!!
    It is so funny because yesterday was the kids 1st day back to school and I decided it was going to be my 1st day also to get back into shape.
    Email me if you need any support!!!
    I am SO here for you!!!!

    I am off to do my daily walk…..

  24. Lisa D(pdrnc)

    Lots of luck with your goal!! It’s so important to eat healthy. My New Year’s Resolution each year is to take care of myself and eat healthy. It never lasts long. You know that you will get TONS of support from all of your friends here. I know you can do anything you set your mind to!

  25. You can do it Sarah! I’m half way to my own weight loss goal and I’m with you when you say you want a lifestyle change! I think I’m finally at a place where I will be able to lose the weight and keep it off. I’m almost finished reading “Women Food and God” by Geneen Roth. I feel like a huge emotional weight has been lifted off me and I highly recommend this book. If you’re like me, it’s not always about the food. Good luck!

  26. Pam

    I hope you reach your goal! Sounds like a great plan. Best wishes for success.

  27. conniemelancon

    You can do it and you have a large support “family” behind you!

  28. You can do it Sarah! I’m sure…in fact I am going to join you!!
    Last year I lost weight..guess what? I found it again 😉
    Seriously will go for it! Sending you all the strenght and good moods to do this!!Yes,We can!!!

  29. Just started doing the same thing here. Eat better and less, exercise a bit more.

    Good luck!

  30. You can and will do it! Yay! I see many have mentioned weight watchers…I lost nearly 40 on WW! It’s an awesome program? That was over two years ago too! I’ve gotten into a wee bit of trouble this summer drinking a lot of iced coffees and vacationing! I’ve gained five back! I!ll jump on your band wagon and get them off, okay?

  31. Hanneke

    You go girl!!!! I know you can do it!

  32. NanaBeth

    I’m with you-in fact I started yesterday. I’m starting by eliminating white stuff-sugar, white bread, etc. and I got on the tread mill for the first time in months.

  33. YAY for you for taking the leap!! Trust me, I know from past (and current experiences) how hard it all can be. You’re very brave to do it so publicly too (I’d be too big of a wimp…ha!). If I’ve learned anything from following your blog, I know how super ambitious you are and I know you’ll tackle this as you do everything else you put yourself up to! Good luck girly 🙂

  34. Oh, Sarah I am behind you!! I know you can do whatever you set your mind to:):) Best of luck to you!

  35. You can do it!!!!! I’m in the same boat and finally ready to do something about. I’m using Sparkpeople.com….its totally free and you can log all of your calories and everything in for the day….very cool site….check it out!! And they have a message board of scrappers!!!!

  36. good for you Sarah–it’s wanting to and sticking to it! you can do it!! I just heard about a “diet”–I hate when they have diets that say you can’t eat a certain thing because eventually–you are GOING to eat it again! Anyway it’s called Live the Life, it gives you an eating plan (you eat 6 times a day smaller meals) AND an excercise plan that is doable. I’m playing around with doing it myself….so NO I don’t work for them. A friend told me about it….she says her sister has seen GREAT results, she has started it and has lost 6 lbs. Here is the link:http://www.kristiapproved.com/ (I know it TOTALLY looks like an infomercial…) My friend says they actually call you to see how you are doing. Anyway, if this can help you, Just thought I would share what I’ve been thinking about…..

  37. You’ve got my full support Sarah! I know you can do it:) I joined WW online and loved it (lost 19 lbs in 2 months) but then the summer came and I’ve been a total slacker:( I will rejoin you on this campaign. (((HUGS)))

  38. Jessica C

    Good for you. Making the commitment mentally is the first step! I decided I needed to do something about my weight too. I’ve lost 53 pounds over the course of the last year in a half. Keep in up! Small changes will make a difference!

  39. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    Go Sarah! Go Sarah! Its your birthday…but no cake for you…that would ruin the diet! LOL!! I know you can do it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

    • Mo

      If I knew how Julie’s voice sounded, I could hear her sing that It’s your birthday song/chant that she has re-writted! He he!

  40. DUDE! Lyca’s feet stink.

  41. Mo

    Sarah! Good luck! I’m thinkin of you!!!! Go Sarah GO!

  42. Funny…my dr. says I need to gain about 30 pounds by the end of February. LOL

    You can do this! I’ve found that blogging a goal makes me so much more accountable, so you’re taking a great first step!

  43. You know you have my support!!!!! You can do it!!!!!(I am trying to do the same) we can do it!!!!

  44. You go girl.. and good for you.. what a great goal.. I so need to jump on your band wagon….
    I was going to say that I find when I follow the Canadian food guide… I feel sooo much better…..you can find it at http://www.healthcanada.gc.ca/foodguide
    good luck my friend…

  45. Way to go!! I am in need of some weight loss too…I just need to put a plan into action. There have been a lot of good suggestions here.

  46. sooooooooooooooo love how you used the Birthday Bash pp:-))

  47. Robin Jensen

    I understand completely how overwhelming this feels. I started this same battle mid January and by July had lost 53 pounds. I still have about that to go but have prove4d it’s doable. Someone mentioned the sparkpeople website. Seriously, check it out. It’s amazingly helpful…for FREE, it helped me a ton!! Good luck!

  48. audreypettit

    Awww, good for you, Sarah!! I wish you all the luck in the world to reach your goal and every ounce of support I can send! I am proud of you! (((((hugs)))))

  49. {vicki}

    just hoppin thru

  50. totally know where you’re coming from here… I’m right there with you….. I’m on a weight management thing too… maybe together we can there… it can happen…. hope you had a good week with food and exercise… I did… have a great weekend… {{hugs}} Michelle

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