The Divorce Diet
Highly effective for weight loss, the divorce diet helped me shed a lot of extra unwanted, unhealthy pounds… (Literally from my body, not a metaphor for my former husband to be clear.) 

No, I would not recommend it. 

But my current reality is that The Marriage Diet has the opposite effect.
Within the comforts of marriage (especially to a Professional Chef) I have gained back all of the weight I lost and then some. 

Please don’t misunderstand me.

 I am certainly not blaming my husband or my marriage for my recently acquired “muffin top.” 

I take full responsibility for the choices I have made and continue to make regarding my own personal health and wellness. 

On a positive note, I genuinely GET that my husband loves me just the way I am--- whether flitting about at 122 lbs like I was when he first met me in person after falling in love over the phone from over 2K miles apart for months before ever laying eyes on one another face-to-face-- or currently dragging myself up the steep mountain at 167 lbs. I am truly grateful for his genuine, respectful love regardless of my size.

 I know that I am enough for my husband, which helps me resist the urge to compare myself with the images of “ideal women” in various forms of media all around us.
No matter my size, I’m the one my devoted husband chooses to look at, to have, and to hold until death do us part. 

My last post VISION BOARD is my hope that I will empower myself to attain a lighter fitter build  to improve my confidence and ability to enjoy the climb instead of carrying the mountains.
Lately for accountability purposes I have been mentioning my health and wellness products, and providing links for any who are interested. 

BUT the truth is my “ideal weight” was achieved initially with the gift of sobriety, SWIMMING, The Divorce Diet, mindset shifts, coping skills, and life changes that came as a result of that painful process, spiritual journey, drawing close to Jesus, proclaiming total surrender and dependence on God.
It was NOT a result of these other brilliantly marketed overpriced, processed products that are truly convenient and boast of consistency, accountability, and business success. 

At least that’s my story. 

So I am cautiously optimistic that you won’t be seeing me pushing this brand in the future. 

I say “cautiously optimistic” because I have a tendency to gravitate toward “all or nothing” or “black and white” thinking when it comes to these kinds of decisions.  

Never Say Never.
In the Power of NOW, I am still working on developing healthy replacement behaviors for the products and programs I may be stepping away from indefinitely. 

What health and wellness tools and practices help you achieve and maintain your fitness goals?
What meditative spiritual practices help you love yourself in your present state regardless of where you currently may be with reaching your physical build goals?
Life is full of choices. Choose wisely.