Holiday Time at Mysfam Cottage

The first anniversary of Mysfam Cottage is just starting to peak over the horizon, and we’ve celebrated our first Thanksgiving at the Cottage.  Our families are either scattered across the U.S. or celebrating the holiday with other familial branches, so while our household may be small in number, it is not small in friendship and sisterhood.

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The Beginning of Mysfam Cottage: How We Met

Life happens.  For good or ill, it happens.  The choices we make and the life events out of our control led us to where we are right now. 

Life happens.  For good or ill, it happens.  The choices we make and the life events out of our control led us to where we are right now.  Four years ago I was alone in the world, my closest family was either scattered across the country or gone.  The choices I’d made in the years since my mother’s passing were not, what I would consider, wise ones.  I made friends with people who used me as their personal ATM machines which led me into a financial ruin.  My house was foreclosed on, and with nowhere to go, I was homeless.  My car filled to the brim with my most prized possessions, namely my furbaby, Boo.  I was shattered.  Emotionally and spiritually.

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From FAT to fit: The Food is Changin’

My eating…my overeating was going to come to an end.  After weeks of drinking more water than I’d care to think about I was about to limit my food intake.

Food.  I LOVE food.  I wouldn’t have gotten to the size I was unless I loved food.  However, the bigger I became I often felt guilty after eating, especially when my meal consisted of a large sized burger, fries, and soda or after my fourth or fifth trip through a buffet line.  But my time had arrived.  My eating…my overeating was going to come to an end.  After weeks of drinking more water than I’d care to think about I was about to limit my food intake.

On June 29th of this year, I joined….rejoined My Fitness Pal, with a starting weight of 265 lbs, I joined…rejoined My Fitness Pal.  (www.myfitnesspal.com)

June 2017

After updating my information I started with a daily calorie goal of 1,500.  Utilizing My Fitness Pal to track my food intake was the first step.  I stepped out of my introverted comfort zone and joined groups and added friends, building the online support I would need to succeed in my weight loss goal.

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