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Bathing Suit Blues


It has been almost 2 months since we attended Summit in Nashville, where I had an ah-ha moment.   I really had not wanted to attend as once again I was not at my goal weight.  I went because I love my coaches and my TEAM and I wanted to be there for them and that part was wonderful. What was not wonderful was the feeling of failure in that another year had passed and still not where I wanted to be.  Each year, at Summit, I commit to make changes and have done so, however this year, something was different.

It was Kevin saying, that it was unacceptable that after almost 9 years of being a coach I was not there.  Now before you think that was not a nice thing to say, he said it lovingly and in a sweet way. BUT it just really hit me this time.  Two months later, going strong and completely focused still.   We completed the 21 Days to Vegan Challenge, after quitting on it twice before and rocked it, if I do say so myself.   We cooked dinner at home 31 nights in a row which I am sure was a record for our entire 30+ years of marriage.  And now gearing up to being our 21 Days to Success Challenge, another program I have avoided – until now.   Today is actually Day 29 of the 487 Days of my Celery Test.  I am counting down the days to my 10 Year Anniversary as a weight loss and freedom coach which happens to coincide with my birthday.

So as summer draws to a close here, another summer has passed where I did not go to the beach. I LOVE the beach and most of my life have lived within 2o miles of one beach or another.   Several years ago when I did my 60 Day Juice Fast, I was feeling good about myself and decided to do.  The moment I sat down in my beach chair with my toes in the sand, I felt great.  And I remember that feeling and miss it.  So for the last couple of weeks I have been wanting to go.  So the dreaded search for a bathing suit began.  Probably only in SoCal can you shop for suits half way through September.  I did finally find one (ugly, but it fits.)  And as the heat wave starts to break, Kevin and I have made a pact to go to the beach tomorrow!!!! The dinner we are making tonight makes 4 servings, so packing up the leftovers to have a healthy lunch to take in our cooler along with water and fruit…


I really know I will be uncomfortable with my body and counting on the feel of the sand beneath my toes to compensate.  I have wasted too much of my life not doing things because I was not happy with my weight.  Enough is enough.  To move forward we have to love ourselves now.  Our self worth is not based on how much we weigh.   I am down 43.5 pounds and on my way.   What are you letting your weight get in the way of?


Teaching Healthy Living,


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  • Karen Gibson September 13, 2015, 6:57 pm

    I know you will enjoy the beach! The beach belongs to everyone, not just a select few who happen to meet some arbitrary standard. Celebrate the YOU of today and the fact that you CAN go to the beach! It’s been over 6 years since I’ve been to the Gulf and I miss it so. There’s something about it that feeds my soul. If you feel the same, then savor the moments you are there!

  • Pam September 13, 2015, 7:14 pm

    Wow Judy, I loved this post. I have had so many of the same issues you have had. Never feeling I could do something because my weight wasn’t where I thought it should be. Even when I was wearing a size 6!!! We are our own worst critics. It is just wrong for us to always feel not perfect enough! You have so much to be proud of yourself for and you are an inspiration to all of us that are in your groups. Keep up the good work, go to the beach, feel that sand and sun, hold your head up high and only think about all you have accomplished!!

  • Jane stumbris September 13, 2015, 10:13 pm

    The beach is too awesome to give up! Go, breathe in that awesome salty air and ride the waves. Heaven on earth! Nothing stops me from going to the beach…the community pool-yes (been 3 years)-but not the beach. Enjoy and celebrate all the good things. Wiggle those toes!!!

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