Choices

We make hundreds of choices every day. Beginning from the moment you wake up. Once the alarm goes off will you immediately hop out of bed right or push snooze and roll over? Which outfit will you wear? Will you make the bed or leave it a mess? How long will you brush your teeth? What’s long enough for fresh breath? Which route is the fastest drive to work?  And, if you have children, then you have even more choices and often give them some input in the decision process.

A couple years ago, these seemingly mundane and insignificant decisions…

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Where Are You On Your Weight Loss Journey?

I am completely overwhelmed with the relationships in my life right now. To the extreme that I’ve had to blink back tears several times this week. A common tactic of domestic violence is to isolate the victim from relationships. If emotional abuse is prevalent then the victim can remove themselves even further from community.

Being alone in those first few days was a sweet relief to me. But then, I found myself utterly alone without any relationships to lean on. So, the treasured relationships I have in my life now, to be honest, still feels like a shock at times….

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Triggered Part 1

A friend who I see regularly took me on a walk last week and asked me how I was doing. I told her I missed my post on journeywithbri.com and I didn’t think I’d make the next post either. She assured me that you, my readers would forgive me. I smiled and attempted to hold back my tears.

Her quick reassurance was a precious treasure to me. At times, I still become overwhelmed and am surprised to receive love, communication, affirmation and forgiveness. I lived without these qualities and others for years.

Experiencing them now regularly from family and friends is…

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My Only Comfort And Friend Made It Worse

So far, I have written blog posts on two separate topics. One is weight loss and the other, surviving domestic violence. That I have the ability now to separate them in my heart and mind is an answered prayer for me. Still, sometimes the two different areas are so intertwined that I cannot share about one without including the other. Right now, is one of those times.

You are probably aware that I gained 110 pounds while I was in the destructive relationship. I had no choice of what clothes I wore. I wasn’t supposed to have an opinion about…

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