Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Bumps in the road happen. Or at least that's what I tell myself when I blow all my flex points on pizza and candy.

Not sure why I did it. Silly really. Especially since I want to fit into a dress this weekend. Unconscious eating in front of the TV in a celebratory mood cuz we were having a family movie night.

But this is what I know. I don't have to be perfect. I lost 80 lbs without being perfect. I'm raising 3 really incredible kids without being perfect. I'm in a happy marriage and I am definitely not perfect. While the search of perfection may be a noble pursuit...it's also an impossible one. And while I'm not satisfied with 'good enough' most of the time, I am learning how to forgive myself and move on. Which is what I'm doing today.

I'm trying to be a better person...not a perfect person. Cuz nobody likes perfect people or at least people who think they're perfect.

Okay, not sure where that came from, but there it is. A pep talk to a recovering perfectionist (that's me).


  1. thanks for that! i needed to hear that.

  2. so true. but you already have the real idea behind making this a lifestyle! it is not the little mistakes, but what you choose to do next that will make all of the difference!

  3. have i mentioned lately how much i love looking at your pictures? i decided to come look at the skinny you to help me with my goal setting. see my starting weight was 255 and i weighed in this morning at 202.8. i can't wait to be in the 100's!

    anyway, thanks for the goal setting advice! i will be 30 on christmas day. you are right, 48 in 22 weeks would be really hard especially considering i will have halloween and thanksgiving to deal with btw now and then! well, off to think about what goal i am going to set for myself!