Finally Content

charm 1Last Christmas my daughter gave me a charm. The instructions? I wasn’t allowed to add it to my charm bracelet until I reached whatever weight felt right to me.

The charm, a flirty little red dress, sat in my jewelry box until this week.

I’m finally comfortable with the new me.

I haven’t actually lost weight since last summer; I’m still roughly 55 pounds lighter than a year ago. But thanks to the fat shrinking component of my BENew metabolism booster, my body has continued to shape up even without change on the scale, and I feel content.

I love the little charm, not only because it was Sarah’s way of cheering me on, but also because it continued a tradition I started with the kids. That bracelet boasts baseballs, gymnastics, skiier and hockey figurines, a drama mask, graduation hat, and even a tiny engagement ring–all to celebrate special accomplishments and moments the kids experienced. I love it that my daughter wanted to commemorate this achievement of mine.

I weigh myself every week or so, and I’ve been able to stick within 2 or 3 pounds either side of the 55 pound weight loss. It’s a bit of a trick learning to maintain, but if I notice the scale climb I charm 2am more intentional about watching what goes in my mouth for a few days and it dips back down.

So after maintaining my new weight for a few months I feel good about putting that little red dress on my bracelet and believing this really did happen for me.

A sassy red dress and a bracelet


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6 thoughts on “Finally Content

  1. Megan DiMaria November 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm Reply

    Love this!

    • Paula Moldenhauer November 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm Reply

      Thank you dear one! Friends like you make this journey much sweeter!

  2. Rosemary November 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm Reply

    Yeah Paula……

  3. mariekeates November 23, 2013 at 9:06 am Reply

    Well done for maintaining. I’m struggling a little at the moment and the weight is creeping up. Time to give myself a good talking to I think.

    • Paula Moldenhauer November 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm Reply

      Or give yourself a little grace because of the extra stress you’re under right now. ;o)

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