Monday cofessions: .
. I am just your average girl with a big sweet tooth who like most people has a hard time getting motivated to do a work out. Who has to meal prep at the beginning of each week in order to have a chance at staying on track with my diet. Who when offered a slice of cheesecake will too often say yes even after telling myself over and OVER "you don't need that cake Amber". .
. The reason I started to get serious about this journey to weight loss is bc i was told I have PCOS. That is something I for some reason have been fearful about admitting on here. After 2 years of being off birth control, I imagined things going differently...***why haven't i gotten pregnant yet?***...
I was told if I loose weight it could help my chances of getting pregnant...
. I can't and I won't sit idly by while my hopes pass me by. So, here I am, doing the best I can by pushing play on my work out consistently, learning to have a healthy relationship with food and meeting some freaking amazing women along the way. I have faith that the Lord's timing is perfect, but in the meantime its time to get my butt in gear and do everything i can to help the process along the way ❤
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Fernie's just learned how to beg. She wants Hawaiian bread... Sorry kid, you really can't have any now. I love her little meow though. Told Craig he can't give into the cuteness.
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"Babies are people, not toys.
You do not have to "share" your baby just because an adult feels put out, and wants to hold them.
You do not have to put up with your baby fussing at being passed around.
Babies are people with the right to feel safe and choose who touches them-ie, if they are only happy with you, that is fine. Someone can sit next to you and interact with baby while leaving them in their comfort zone.
You are your baby's advocate and voice. Do not be afraid to speak up for them. Boundaries are healthy, manipulation is not; firmness does not equal rudeness, so don't allow others to put guilt on you for holding your baby." ~Jody, mom of 5.🤱🏻
Simple round wire build, paralleled 9 wraps of @TEMCo 26gNi90 on a 3mm CM stick in at .23 ohms. Great flavor from some great wire! 🔥🔥🔥 #justsayno#tomechanicaltobacco ▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️▶️🚭◀️
Y’all....for the love of all things holy...please limit your ratty ass perfume to like 15 squirts. Not everybody in the pharmacy wants to smell it. 🙋🏻♀️ me for one.. smell induced migraines are no joke. I shouldn’t get a headache bc you can’t control your trigger finger and think you smell good. #publicserviceannouncement#yastank#justsayno#cheapperfume #🤢🤮
I’ve never met a “just this once” that ever only happened once.
I’ve been having a fairly nerve wracking day of having to stand up for myself and this felt like a reminder someone else may need: it’s okay to say no. It’s ok to stand up for yourself. It’s ok to make your needs known.
I feel like one of the greatest lessons I’ve learned as I’ve aged is the importance of standing your ground. Because that phrase “if you give an inch they will take a mile” is not a cute joke. It’s the truth. Even when people have the best intentions at heart they still almost always have their own needs and wants front and center. It’s ok to be your own advocate. It’s more than ok, it’s imperative.
There is nothing wrong with bringing your needs to the table, asking for honesty, and making yourself heard. Do it with an open heart and mind. Be willing to search for a solution, but be willing to walk away if necessary. Respect your own boundaries. 💙
For every time you say no to something you should lose a pound! This was Damon’s not mine and it was a little torturous but I survived. I am also a little proud of myself for saying no! (But I did say yes to Yamato so I’ll be working that off later) 😬 #selfcontrol#justsaynotosugar#justsayno#selfpride#loveit
Hey, kids! Your parents are feeding you dead animals ridden with steroids and disease. Animals are our friends, not food. You can adopt a life of compassion today. Tell your parents you don’t eat animals because you love animals. Happy Thanksgiving.
No better time to begin cutting away activities and obligations you’ve accumulated this year than over the next few weeks, as we sail through the holidays.
Let “living lighter” be the Big One you give yourself this season.
#JustSayNo#LightenYourLoad#Freedom #2019 #NewLife
OK, so some people know, some don't. But I stopped drinking as of midnight 31st December 2017, a personal choice and a challenge to see if I could last a year... I made it through summer AND A World Cup I will never forget without a drop. December is normally my worst month, Christmas parties and gifts of whisky usually an easy gift for me to be fair. Then I see this advent calendar and it's the first time I thought about drinking for a long time... But I have a little over 1month left to show myself that my mental strength is a lot stronger than I expected #justsayno#nounclejackno#nodrinkingin2018#notadrop#keepgoing#nearlythere#provingmyselfwrong#allthetime#improud#improudofmyself
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Lunchtime lollygag message: Don't be afraid to tell people "NO" when you don't want to do what they're requesting.
They'll be just fine ✌🏾✌🏾
Be encouraged 🙏🏾👐🏾💪🏾👍🏾🙌🏾👏🏽
Author Shondra Mitchell
My husband and I had a conversation just this morning after marriage counseling about this subject. Holy conviction eh!? .
I'm gonna get real with y'all on something that I've been struggling with & something God has been stirring on my husband, myself & our marriage. .
My husband doesn't want divorce. He doesn't believe in it. He loves me & our marriage. He values us. He is committed to us. He has confessed these things so much lately. Even to the point of letting me know he basically, definitely told his mother the same thing. But that she skirted around the topic when he spoke to her about it. See her heart is still hard.
My other set of in-laws has reached out to us. Expressed their sincerest desire to see us make it through this storm together and encouraged us. We didn't even know they were that invested in our marriage, to be quietly petitioning on our behalf. It was very tender and heart warming. But my husbands mother and step father continue to seek to be divisive. My husband wanted to hear her say - yes. We approve. She couldn't even give him the one thing he sought from her. .
I've been looking for an answer from God about how to proceed with them. Do we cut them out of our lives entirely? Partially? If so... How long? It hurts me so deeply that his mother and step father continue to hurt my husband and his desires - especially when it comes to our marriage. .
But as Priscilla demonstrates in todays study - my husband & I must stand firmly affixed in the 6th day double provisions of rest in this area. We are not to go back into slavery. God has freed us. And to seek their wills, advice or desires for us, our marriage puts the slavery chains right back on us. It stops the healing, reconciliation process God has rooted in us. We have to learn to just say no. To them, in this season. And it's hard to not want to continue to fix this brokenness with this set of in-laws. But God says Rest in this & allow Him to help theirs & our unbelief. .
Hard to let go of that isn't it? It takes discipline in Trusting God, in honoring the Sabbath rest to say no. To cut people out and off.
I’m a born and bred people pleaser. Also known as the “nice girl”. While this has many attributes I love, being a people pleaser has landed me in some not so nice situations. Learning to say “no” is not as easy as it sounds. Though the older I get the more imperative it becomes. I love this quote as it reminds me that saying”no” does not make me a mean horrible unlovable person. It creates boundaries. ❤️
Clint Eastwood in an anti-crack PSA with First Lady Nancy Reagan.