When I think of my life I am filled with thoughts of the many, many blessings that God has bestowed upon me. I have seven beautiful, and healthy children. I have a wonderful, amazing husband, who cherishes and love me beyond words. I have a very promising career in a field that will always be needed. I live in a big beautiful house with a large backyard for my kids to play in. I mean, the list goes on and on, and on. Why then, do I compromise all of this, by putting deadly food into my body? Yes, I said deadly. Through my research I have discovered that most of the foods that I eat are heavily laden with cancer causing agents, hormones, drugs and toxins beyond belief! I know this stuff but yet I still struggle to not put copious amounts of apple pie into my mouth after dinner! I know this stuff but still look forward to going out to restaurants every single week instead of fixing good wholesome food at home for myself and my family! I will give myself SOME credit though..with the exception of fish, on occasion at that, I am totally DONE with beef, chicken and pork! I’m also disgusted with milk products and am doing my best to eliminate them from my diet completely. However, in doing that, I’m finding myself in the grocery store looking for yummy treats that are totally milk free, and apple pies are one of them! I tell ya, this weight loss thing is draining!!! I really do wish that I could just wake up one morning and not have to deal with it, but that’s not my life. With all of the above blessings that I mentioned, I know that deep down in my heart, that I have no right to complain. I have the life that I’ve always wanted, the life that I dreamed about as a kid! With the exception of my weight, I would say that I would have nothing that really majorly stresses me out! So with that being said, when I look at things that way, it really does put things into the proper perspective! I am blessed beyond measures, yet I let this one thing drain my mood daily. Not anymore, I have a new lease on life! I know that I have said similar things in the past, but it’s never been like this. I am in charge of my weight, I have to make the right choices, I have to take control of my destiny here on earth with God’s help along the way. Because God gave us free will, it REALLY is all about the choices WE make in life! I hope you get that, because I sure do. Finally I realize that I really have NOTHING to complain about. I hold the power in my hands every day, literally, to DEMOLISH this obesity demon, once and for all! Are you with me???