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My blog was started to help me come to terms with turning 50, to find myself as I become an empty nester, and to help me with my weight loss journey. (Update Here)
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Find Your Xanadu

As you may know, I have been struggling with losing weight for sometime now.  Watching the scale go up and down.  Feeling on top of the world when I lose, then disappointed when I gain it back the next week.  I struggle with overeating, and binging,  I could never get a grasp on falling off and getting right back on track.  Once I was off....I was off a good couple days, or even a week.  Now, what I am realizing is, that the ability to regain control quicker, and lose weight is so much easier when your head is in the game.  We all know this I know, but it has really been hitting home lately, now that I am losing. I find that the more weight I lose, the better I feel about myself, and the better I want to do.  I am at a weight right now, that I haven't been at since before I became pregnant with my oldest, who just turned 29.  It's like I have ventured into a magical, beautiful place, where I haven't been before.....my Xanadu, and it is given me the strength I need to regain control, to not overeat, to keep going.   My mind is finally not playing games with me.  After a "Treat Day", I jump right back on track the next day....this has never happened before so this is huge for me!  I think it is because I have gotten past a point in my weight loss that I have never been to and it has helped me feel powerful, in control and extremely motivated.  I am mentally evolving as my body changes.  I keep thinking about how I don't want to start all over again.  I don't want to go through the pain of gaining the weight back and giving up all I have gained with my weight loss so far...the way I feel, the way I carry myself and yes, the new clothes I am acquiring :)  The more positive you are and the more you love yourself, the more you want to continue to make changes.

Whatever your journey is, just keep pushing.  Keep working at it.  Don't give up to quickly.  Get past that point where you haven't been in awhile, if ever, and you will feel empowered and motivated to keep going.  Find your Xanadu :)


[zan-uh-doo, -dyoo] 
1. a place of great beauty, 
luxury, and contentment.


  1. well, I could have written the exact same post! I'm going to search for my Xanadu too!
    Keep up the good work!

  2. You look fabulous...but then you always have to me. You are beautiful inside and out and no scale can touch that! So proud of your strength!

  3. What a fantastic post!! Love everything about it :)