We Can Do Better

We all can do better. I will continue to reach out to hurting people. I will continue to speak up on social media. I will continue to work hard. I will continue to volunteer and seek more opportunities to volunteer. I know I can do better. I can reach out to people with views that differ from mine. I can speak up against injustice in my community. I can make sure I help people get to the voting booth. I can say I love you to more people. I can get off of the phone and listen a little more. I can exercise more. I can do better.

We can do better and we have to do better.  What is happening now is a result of years of neglect to our educational system, rural areas and poor communities.  We have neglected women and we have vilified Black men and White men. Not all Black men are unemployed misogynistic criminals and not all White men are racist misogynistic white supremist.   People that are hurting or feel misunderstood will many times cling to anything and anyone that will give them hope (even it doesn’t make sense to you or I). Your neighbor that helped you, dined with you and supported you and your dreams is also the same person that may have voted differently than you did. Please listen to them. People are hurting. People are feeling misunderstood. We can do better.

Yes, we can do better. Yes, there are people that are racist. Yes, there are people that are rapist. Yes, there are people that lie on both sides and from all walks of life. Yes, the bad people and I do mean really bad and hateful people do exist. They exist but they are not the majority. Most people are good. I believe in the good and I will stand up against the bad. We forgot how powerful a hug and a smile can be. We forgot how important it is to be nice. I am going to fight against hate by embracing love and compassion. I will speak up against hurtful rhetoric by pointing out the good in us all.  When possible I will ask “why do you hate me” and I will hopefully help them discover a reason to love me.

We can do better…our future depends on it.

212 And yet I feel good!!

Did not go down but these jeans now fit. Old Navy…12 yeahhhh. (Ya’ll know why specified old navy…lol)

I am so excited that I’m actually making progress. I do have to remember to focus on something positive whenever the scale does not go down. Today I decided to try on a pair of jeans that I’ve had in my closets for 2 months. I bought them 2 months ago but I could not fit into them and now I can 🙂 I am doing the green smoothie in the morning and stuff like that but I also will eat a salad or veggies if I want to so I am not subscribing to the only drink shakes thing because for me that does not work. I like food, I like the taste of food but I just have to make better choices but me getting my nutrition only through shakes is just not gonna work so I do what works for me and hopefully by seeing my journey you will do what works for you!

I have failed at posting everyday but I will say this, I have been posting most days and I will continue to post and there’s no way to go back and catch up but believe me by the end of the year there will be at least 320 post out of 365 days and I think that will be able to give someone a good idea of how this works in reality.

I also do a lot of my posting through voice to text. My goal is to just get the information out so periodically I will go back and update when I see a mistake. If you do see a mistake please just get the gist of what I’m saying and not focus on the mistakes.

Back to weight loss

I am eating clean…for the most part (peach cobbler).  I had an amazing weekend which entailed great food with family and friends but I did not gain any weight but I also have not lost any more. The difference this time is that I am not discouraged…I am actually motivated to stay focused and eat clean and work out.  This is not a diet it is a lifestyle.  I feel good and my tummy feels flatter because  I have been eating less sugar and very little gluten.  Today was a great day!

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Back to weight loss

I am eating clean…for the most part (peach cobbler).  I had an amazing weekend which entailed great food with family and friends but I did not gain any weight but I also have not lost any more. The difference this time is that I am not discouraged…I am actually motivated to stay focused and eat clean and work out.  This is not a diet it is a lifestyle.  I feel good and my tummy feels flatter because  I have been eating less sugar and very little gluten.  Today was a great day!

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