Thursday, March 14, 2013

#33 New Things To Come!!!

I love this thing called "blogging."  Why?  Well I would love to say -- it all started with my favorite movie Julie & Julia.  This young lady who felt her life was pretty much "Good for Nothing" decides with the help of her husband to do something worthwhile.  She enjoyed nothing more then cooking so she decided to start a blog going through Julia Child's cookbook and doing every recipe until she finished the entire book -- while blogging about it.

BUT -- I can't say that my blog started because of that movie...

It's miraculous how the body stretches...
It actually started with me hating the fact that I had been yo-yoing up and down with my weight.  I was never obese -- but for me finally reaching my goal weight and then turning right back around and gaining all my un-wanted pounds all over again -- that to me was madness.  I in turn got tired of it and decided that I needed some accountability and decided to do a journal of sorts (that's how this blog came about).  It started off as just a diary that I opened up for the world to read -- thinking that perhaps it would inspire and help someone else on their journey.  I started my blog in August, 2012.  I have been blogging consistently every Friday since then.

Well, has it helped me?  It sure has.  I am no longer doing the yo-yo thing with my weight.  I have been able to stabilize my weight ever since I started my blog.  PRAISE GOD!!!   Not only did it work, I found that I loved writing.  Who knew!!??

I tried to find a before picture -- I guess I don't take many of myself

I have always believed God put me here to be an encourager.  I enjoy helping people be all that God is calling them to be.  I consider myself as one of Gods cheerleaders!!!  I desire to be His spokeswoman -- and what better way to do that then with a blog.

My goal for my blog now that I have reached my goal is to continue to encourage others to do the same.  I find that when I encourage others I'm encouraged to stay on track.  I want this to be a place where you know you can come every FRIDAY to get encouragement pressing forward with your fitness goals.  The name of the blog changed awhile back.  It was Yo-Yo Eating No More.  It is now called Yo-Yo Eating No More and So Much More...  Why so much more -- because I want others to know that healthy living is not just about what you eat and how you work out -- we each have a calling on our lives by God.  Your is different then mine -- we need to have the right mindset, spiritually, physically and emotionally to fulfill that call.  So look forward to this blog touching on all of those different aspects.

Future Updates. In upcoming blog posts, I have some FABULOUS things in the works.  I will be paying it forward by showcasing simple, ordinary people doing extraodinary things in our community.  People going out of their way to help others achieve their Whole Life journey for greater health and wellness.  A blog is a great way to showcase them and let others know what they are doing and that they are out there.  There is so much bad news being displayed everywhere -- I want to share some good news!  We are blessed to have so many wonderful people doing great things here in the St. Louis area -- and why not show them off.

Last month I posted about one of those individuals, Kim Lebbing with Healthy Tummies -- Check out that post here if you missed it: (
She and her family were helped by changing their entire diet with probiotics among other things.  She was so impressed with the outcome that took place within herself and her family that she wanted to share what she learned with others.  She had classes at Whole Food Market and she decided to offer those classes in her home.  Lots of people are not familiar with fermenting your own food and probiotics -- and are learning so much from Kim.  Like the old saying goes:  KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.  The more knowledge you have the better decisions you can make for your body.  That's wisdom.

Next month -- I will be blogging about The Tower Garden --You will not want to miss this!!!  This is for those who want to grow organic vegetables but feel like they "KILL" everything they try to grow.  You need no dirt for this people!!!!  I went to a presentation on it (Kim Lebbing as well) and it was AWESOME.  So she will be bringing this presentation to my home and I will blog all about it -- so look for that post in April!!!


So yes, blogging for me is a blessing and from the response of those reading my blog -- you enjoy what you are reading.  So Share it with your friends and family.  And if you know someone out there in the St. Louis area that is doing great things with health and fitness -- share them with me -- you just may see them posted in a future blog post.

Until next time...

Please leave a comment on the left.  Thanks for visiting.


Anjanette said...

You look great! Can't wait to see what you post!

Susan@learningandyearning said...

've always struggled to stay at a healthy weight, too. It's encouraging to see someone do it!

Renee barry said...

Anjanette, thanks for the compliment. Thanks also for reading. I appreciate it!!!

Renee barry said...

Susan thanks for reading. It's not easy but getting tired enough was what happened to me. I got tired of the yo-yoing. God bless!!!