Stressed + in Between

Today I struggled with saying no to the flaming hot Cheetos that live in the vending machine at my job. Why? Because for some reason every week since I’ve began my health and wellness journey again no matter how much water I drink or how many meals I prep those chips seem to call my name every single time.

The first few weeks I thought it was happening because I was working on becoming more self-controlled in my decisions so I gave myself permission to slip up once. Then once became twice and now every week no matter how good I’m doing with sticking to my plan my mind tends to wonder what those flaming hot Cheetos would taste like if I were to substitute them for one of my meals. I’ve even begun to accept the calorie count on the back of the bag as me just needing to exercise a little more. Although I have been able to continue to lose weight, I struggled with the guilt that I could’ve done more if I would’ve followed the plan.

So when it happened again today, I decided to talk to my trainer and ask him “Why am I struggling with wanted to eat something other than what’s on my food plan?” and his respond was “because you are stressing about reaching your goals so much that your mind is telling you to eat something else to deal with the stress.” Aha!! This ring of some truth and makes a lot of sense to me as to the reason why this is continuing to come up for me. For me when I understand why things happen to me I find comfort in my decision going forward.

So will I have more struggles? Of course, but today I choose to work on stressing less on the scale’s number and going back to enjoying the journey towards the finish line.

What are you struggling to finish in the next hour, day or year?

Salute to the Savior Sunday


Heavenly Father,

Thank you for making this day possible for me to see.

A day of hope and rest in knowing all that I want and desire will soon come to pass.

I will remain grateful in this journey because I can finally see what is next for me.

Your belief in my ability to walk ahead in places I haven’t seen yet has strengthened my faith to know only YOU have the power to decided whether a door opens or closes.

I finally believe in ME.

Thank you Lord.

In Your Name,

I Pray



My “Me” Time Friday


Hey Survivors,

I had a very necessary  “Me” day date with one of my favorite hairdresser this past Friday.  After working a long week of overtime I deserved every minute of this time away into myself.

Here is the result:

The best part of this day is how I felt after I made the day about me:)

With Hugs and Love,



What did you do for yourself today?



My best is here right now {Survivor’s Affirmation}

Repeat after me….

I am the best person I am meant to be right now today.

Note to self: You are who you believe yourself to be

What is your affirmation for today?

{Salute to the Savior Prayer} Teach Me How to Treat Me

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for another day to live, to breathe and to grow.
Teach me Lord how to treat me better today than yesterday.
I am guilty of beating myself up when I don’t accomplish a goal or finish a task.
I will get so upset at myself and immediately feel like a failure.
Lord, help me
Please Lord, help me celebrate the good in me.
Help me see and celebrate the best of me.
Help me understand and learn from my mistakes.
Help me grow.
Teach me how to treat me Lord
In your name I pray