Monthly Archives: May 2012

Running with lynn show

May 30th Good morning its another wednesday and the weather is looking ok so far,  the weekend was a cold one. The movie of the week is Snow White and the Huntsman in theators jUNE 1. This movie should be a good one to see on the big screen, the special effect and the story sound great. This movie is no fairy tale it is rated PG-13.

Running with Lynn Show

Good morning everyone, it’s going to be another beautiful day  today, I hope you all can get outside and get some sun.This weekend is the big weekend, most people should have monday off but if you do not you should still have time to catch a movie. Agents J and K are back in Men IN Black III is movie will be a good to see on the big screen with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones you can’t go wrong and the las to Men In Black movies were a block buster smash. This movie will be action packed, great special effects, and a gre story so if you need to get out of the heat the movies is great place to get away. Sit back, kick back and have a good weekend everybody

Freedom Perspective

I recently took a much-needed vacation with my Special Someone to a few absolutely beautiful places.

Gooseberry Falls

It got me thinking about how much my weight loss has affected my life…

When I weighed 300 pounds, I accepted failure readily:
-broken furniture was inevitable… (this also includes tipped furniture: For instance, at my birthday party in 3rd grade, I managed to flip a picnic table by sitting on one side with 3 friends on the other.)
-growing another size was inevitable… after all, if I was “meant to” lose weight, it would obviously just happenright? I believed I was destined to stay huge. And kept eating and expanding just to live up to that limiting thought.
-missing out on opportunities with friends was inevitable… I would not accept that it was perhaps because of my terribly negative attitude about life. (my family/friends would attest that I took out my frustration with life on the people around me)
-inability to participate in the “fun things” in life- like amusement parks, trampolines, go carts, bikes, swing sets, etc. was inevitable… because in my own mind, they just didn’t build things “strong enough.”
-having to shop in the same section as my teachers, parents, grand parents, and other adults was inevitable… even though they were the only clothes that would fit, there were some pretty unique options- and I could TOTALLY rock them! (I still enjoy those “fashionable/seasonal sweaters,” by the way.)

The list could go on.

Bottom line: I was willing to accept failure too easily. I had given up on the possibility of truly embracing fun, adventure, and even love in my life… all because of fear and food.

I’ve said before that there was not really a “magic moment” or shining light that led me to weight loss. I was simply fed up and willing to try something new.
Thank goodness.

My life is so much fuller now. I still have moments of fear; for instance, I struggle with climbing up on top of things because I worry that furniture or branches or ropes or rocks will still break. But I’m growing more confident in my smaller frame. And having more fun. Sometimes it feels like I’m finally living out my childhood.

Why yes; I sure did climb on top of this massive rock!

I also embrace physical challenges more. Vacations used to mean eating a ton of crap and relaxing for days on end without a care in the world… Now I get excited about little things, like climbing 173 stairs for “the perfect picture.”

You want me to… do what?! OK!

In order to accept challenge, you have to be brave.

I’m a visual learner, so I always try to relate situations to tangible things.

Now, it may seem like such a simple activity for many, but during my vacation that bravery meant having the confidence to walk across rocks in moving water.

One step at a time… out into the unknown… bravely trusting in your abilities to overcome challenges.

I moved slow and steady, but I was willing to give it a try
even if that meant falling in once in awhile.

(Which kind of sounds like other challenges… like… weight loss…?)

And that bravery doesn’t just apply while on vacations. I’m in a sports league now… ME! IN SPORTS! (This shocks my little sister to say the least.)

And I have fun!
(despite my extreme lack of natural ability).

I also have more energy to do things like that, which is a blessing in itself.

My point is simple:
Weight loss, or any other major change, isn’t easy. But it’s worth it.
No one is asking you for a miraculous overnight change.
Just give it your best shot, and remember that each day is a fresh start and a chance to improve on the day before.
It’s amazing how much your life changes when you start to believe in yourself and embrace the rewards around you.

Life is too short to sit on the sidelines.
Don’t accept defeat.


Put down the ice cream and chips… and go play! 

Running with Lynn Show

Its another Wednesday, school is about over and im sure most of you are done with school.Thumbs up to those that graduated and everybody else well see you next year. Losts of good movie to see this summer, this week, if you have some time on your hands the movie of the week a classic going all the way back to 1940 THe Three Stoges, a classic comidy about three dim weet slaping and hitting each other. But really this movie has alot of good comments… it’s a classic comady and well written, so if your looking for a good laugh it will be a goood movie.

Runnin with Lynn Show

Good morning everybody, it’s looking like another nice day today, sunny with a chance of light wind. The weekend was so nice last week I saw two movies Safe and Marvels avengers. Safe was very good action packed, keep you on your seat all through the movie. The avengers a classic good vs evil picture is a must see on the big screen. Amazing effects with a great story. The movie of the week Battleship, another classic block buster. An epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Have a good weekend everybody

Dear 16-year-old Me

Have you seen this video?

I was out for a walk the other day and started to think about what I would tell my 16-year-old self.

At that point, I was tipping the scales at over 300 pounds. I was almost to the point of accepting that my only direction was to get heavier,

and heavier,

and heavier.

My wardrobe would multiply in size only because I would grow out of things. Like a growing child… except, my kind of growth was unhealthy. I was making choices that led to weight gain. Every extra pound would lead to a greater risk and a step closer to things like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, etc… along with the effects that you don’t always want to think about: ridicule, broken furniture, decreased ability to enjoy “fun” things like amusement parks and seats in a theatre.

Luckily, I was able to gather up every ounce of strength I had, and even some I didn’t know about, and make a major lifestyle change. 2 years and 133 pound lighter, I had a new lease on life. One that I never could’ve even imagined.

So here it goes…

Dear 16-year-old Me:
First of all, you are a beautiful person. Despite what the world tries to tell you, your character will get you further than a stylish outfit. Keep working on being the best person you can to those around you… even the ones that you don’t think deserve it. You have the power to touch the hearts and minds of many, just by being who you are.

Please know that food is not your best friend. You have people in your life that love you very much and can’t wait to spend more time with you and get to know you. Let them in. Hiding in the fridge or pantry will not help you to make memories. Quality time with loved ones and taking in new experiences do that. Seize opportunities and seek out that support that you so desperately need. People are there for a reason.

You are about to embark on a HUGE new journey, but don’t worry; you are stronger than you’ll ever know. It’s scary and hard to think about making changes in your life- like choosing to refrain from eating an entire cake or going for a walk with that extra hour in your day… but you can do this.

And don’t be in such a hurry to cross the “finish line,” because it doesn’t exist. You will be working on this the rest of your life. Take your time. Soak up all of the lessons you are about to learn. Nobody is expecting perfection, and you shouldn’t either.

Be kind to you- loving yourself is the first step. And you’ve decided to treat yourself better, to make your life longer and healthier. So you’re on your way.

Ready… set… HERE WE GO!

Love and mega cheers from Your biggest fan,
Staceabase

The Running with Lynn Show

Good morning UND! welcome back to the running with Lynn show,it’s look’s like a nice day today with a chance of wind. The weekend is looking like a sunny one. Todays topic what really grinds my gears. yahoo.com news Talking about Dress and Hair Dos, there’s a million things in this country and that the best you got. and that’s what Grinds my Gears. The movie of the week Marvel’s The Avengers Yes the classic battle of good vs. evil, this movie will be a great one for the big screen, the Explosions, fight scenes and special effects will be the best. Four months of filming in New Mexico, Ohio and New York, on the 250 million production makes this one of the summers best.

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