Sunday, January 01, 2012

Finding Molly B……

In 2011 I went on a long journey to find Molly B. You know the girl I use to be – the one who knew she could conquer WHATEVER came her way- the one full of confidence- the one who walked through life with her head held high- the one who could take care of herself – the one that could play- the one who lived her artist life to the fullest-the one that stood up for herself and had a voice - the HEALTHY one…….88333136_ho75rY9z_cThis has pretty much been my theme this year – creating a better,healthier- happier ME! I began my journey one year ago this month – I decided what I wanted more than anything in life was to be healthy and that meant – LOSING WEIGHT! There I said it !!! I knew the hard part was STARTING – that is always the hardest part – but I kept thinking -

“A year from now you will  wish you started today”

So began my journey


My journey through life has not been a normal –easy one for sure. I have had many bumps – falling off cliffs and tough times. But this year I decided to leave it all behind-71326202_V1yHNwYc_b

I can say I have SURVIVED and lived through those days and I am not looking back – no looking in the rear view mirror for ME! I am stronger spiritually, physically and mentally than I have been for years. 83811463_mPFfbgCo_c

I have just kept moving forward towards the goal of finding Me! My journey has never been about being skinny but HEALTHY!


I realized it was working when all of a sudden -

  • my clothes fell off
  • I could buckle the seat belt on the airplane
  • I could buy clothes anywhere I wanted to
  • my blood work was amazing and every marker came down
  • I would not – did not- eat things unhealthy
  • I thirst for water – yes I still LOVE diet cokes
  • I have ENERGY- my body can keep up with my active mind

The BIG added bonus is I can walk – you might say of course you can walk – but I could not walk more than one block with out being totally out of breath! I can walk 2 miles now – I do almost daily – And today I checked off another goal of mine this year – I walked to my Sisters house! I think it is over 2 miles. Next new years eve I am running. I know that does not sound too big of a accomplishment – I do have nieces that run marathons but for this 54 year old terribly over weight girl – It was HUGE.250825020_3TPO7dhr_b

I started Weight Watchers in January last year and to date I have lost 53 lbs.! it is like losing the weight of my two grandchildren. This year I want to lose the last 50+ lbs. and I will – I have that much confidence in myself and the lifestyle I now follow. My leader said to me last year when I was saying I wanted to lose 100 lbs. that I needed to remember if I lost just 1 lbs. a week I would lose 50 lbs. this year. I knew I would take baby steps – slow and easy for me! With each lbs. I lost I got stronger-

“ The world gets brighter as you get lighter”

I share with you my story not to impress you but to maybe be an encouragement to some other women out there who needs to make a change to find her healthy self!



It has been an amazing Journey thus far finding Molly B- my journey continues on…..

Happy New and Healthier 2012!!

Love you my friends-

Molly B


Grammy Sherri said...

Bravo & congratulations! You go girl! Look out 2012. I'm cheering for you and on that journey too. Love you.

klp said...

holy moly, congratulations!!! that is AMAZING. so proud of you! i'm glad you are happy and healthy!

Michelle said...

You are an amazing woman, Molly! So proud and in awe of all of your many accomplishments, but especially the weight loss this past year. Wow!!

yargergal said...

we're so proud and loving that you're healthier and happier. cheers to the achievements of 2011 and journey for 2012!!

Carol Corley said...

Molly B...What an inspiration you are. I'm so proud of you. God's blessings in 2012.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Molly! Love this post! Kind of teared up a little! What an amazing year, and 2012 will be even better. You've inspired me! Love you. Proud of you. xoxo

annalee said...

such an inspiration and reason to CHEER! thanks for sharing. such great quotes too.

bunnytrails said...

Molly, I am sooooooooooo Proud of you!! What an amazing accomplishment and what an amazing inspiration for others!!! You are sure to touch a lot of lives with your story! You go girl!!

Roxanne said...

Oh, Molly!!! My heart is so full of joy for you! I don't know quite how to express all I'm feeling! I know that God has brought you to this place and it has been the glorious light at the end of a dark storm. We can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us! You are inspiring everyone around you! Thank you. I'm so proud of you, Molly! What an exciting adventure you are on with Jesus! I can only imagine the glorious riches He has in store for you!!

Katie said...

Way to go, Molly!! So proud of all that you accomplished in 2011, and I know that 2012 will be a great year for you, too! Here's to a happy & healthy YOU!

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