Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Positive Attitude!!!

This journey is not easy, but as you look to change your lifestyle, you will realize that your attitide has a lot of impact on what you choose to do. Some people walk around feeling down about themselves, and thinking negatively, but as you explore and gain control of your healthy living lifestyle, you will realize just how much you can actually accomplish. This life style is probably one of the most difficult you will ever possibly experience, but once you embrace POSITIVE thinking, you will realize just how much you are able to overcome.


Know what you want, and set the standards for yourself to accomplish.


-TW aka Plus Size Health Nut

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

It is just a number

Dear Scale Watcher,

Waking up in the morning, you have to realize this is just another challenge you seek to overcome. Losing weight is not about just losing pounds on the scale; it is about becoming healthy. When we choose the half of plate of vegetables versus the half of plate of rice, you have just made a wise decision. So many people are afraid of failing because they are only looking at number on the scale - there is a larger picture in the dynamics. As you make the transition between your food intake, exercise output, and various other lifestyle changes, you will come to realize just how much you truly have accomplished a lot.

Growing up I constantly would get the strange stares from doctors. Here I was overweight, but my blood work indicated I was perfectly healthy. I always loved food - good and bad. I was able to eat an entire cucumber and head of lettuce, but I was also eating chips and cookies. So, was I unhealthy? Yes, based upon the number of the scale, but I had better blood work than a slim/average weight child - go figure!

So, I say this to say... Society has us constantly battling with our weight. There are people underweight who because of their genes or genetics who cannot gain weight, and because some people say they are too skinny, these same people begin to eat unhealthy; unfortunately, these people still do not gain weight, but have now developed other health factors.

Being comfortable in your body is important, and as you make small changes - you will see just how awesome you feel and your body was gradually make the adjustments right alongside of you!

Love you and love you first!

-TW aka Plus Size Health Nut

Words from the Plus Size Healthy Woman


First, you must love you regardless of how you feel or look. But, you have to know when doing right will benefit YOUR life – not anyone else. I made a list before I started this change, and said to myself why I need to do this for ME. You have to just start and not look back. You will have bad days, but you will have AWESOME days. Do not harp on the days you cheat; make it up with healthier decisions going forward.

On the evening I started this change, I realized that I had enough, and I ignored all the bad food I ate earlier that day. I knew what I needed to do at that time and going forward, not dwelling on the past. When I say I feel AWESOME, and it has now been over 6 months, boy do I mean it! Yes, I just got out of the 300s, but my body is changing internally and externally. I accepted the choices I made in my past and vow to change them for ME. No more EXCUSES. I didn't gain it overnight, and know I will not change overnight. I know what I need to do, and what not to do. The key is PREPARATION. Now I PLAN my meals, and know what I am going to eat before I actually do it! When I shop, I make sure my house is stocked with HEALTHIER choices; no more cheat snacks in my way. I no longer care about what people have to say, especially if it is negative – only POSITIVE thoughts. When I go to people's houses, I go with my healthy snacks and meals in tow - no room for excuses. I pledged a Greek sorority, and Greeks live by this motto, 'Excuses are the tools of the weak and incompetent; they build monuments of nothingness.'

If you want this, then make it HAPPEN. Do not STOP – keep pushing, and make sure you reach the GOAL you set for YOURSELF – forget about what people or society say you should be. Love you, and care enough about wanting to change – you can make the difference!