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A New Chapter

There comes a time in ones life, where they have to say enough is enough, and make changes. I have said this many times, I have tried many times to make the changes needed. However, I am weak and I am the first to admit it, when I see numbers not going in the direction they should, I get discourage, I give up, I cry, and I look in the mirror and pray.

I pray to find the strength to keep going, I pray to find the courage, and I pray that God will help guide me in the direction I need to go.

When it comes to losing weight, I am clueless, when it comes to gaining weight I am a pro.

While we have changed our eating dramatically, that alone is not enough, I know this, but I am clueless.

So when Journey Gym contacted me asking if I would be interested in doing a review, I was all for it, but then I seen the requirements, and I had second thoughts. The requirements were going to make me responsible for my own actions, they also were going to make me have to come out from behind the computer screen, and take video and put myself out there.

People are hateful, and I beat myself up enough over my weight, I didn’t want to give the public the chance to also beat me up over my weight. I look in the mirror and I see disgust, I know I am a beautiful person, but I cannot get the image of fat away from the mirror, away from my outer beauty.

So when the Journey Gym arrived, I popped in the DVD and I started the Unofficial 70 day challenge, I didn’t realize how hard it was going to be, I started out slow, then worked my way up. With being a bigger person, I ran into a problem. I threw my body into shock and well thing started to change with my body, and I had to stop to let my body recover.

I kept in touch with Journey Gym and let them know.

I was excited when I started to receive emails from Journey Gym letting me know help was soon on the way, because let me tell you, putting workout equipment in front of a fat person, is like putting music on for a deaf person to listen to.

I had the equipment, I had the DVD’s but I was still clueless. In the 6 weeks that I somewhat worked out, I lost 6 pounds, not a lot but hella good if you ask me, I also lost almost 10 inches! I seen an increase in muscle, a decrease in fat, then my body started showing signs of stress, so I had to back off.

I wouldn’t say I fell off the band wagon, but I stood a long the side of the road waiting and praying for help.

Tonight I received the orientation video and after I was done listening to Perry and Sophia over from Journey Gym, my confidence level went from 1 to about 5!

It makes things so much better knowing Journey Gym, will be joining me as I start the new chapter in my life, they will be here to guide me, offer me tips, and encouragement, because when not if, I succeed they to well have succeeded.

Tomorrow is the Official day of my 70 day challenge.

I am going to do my best, to blog the full 70 days!

Expect a video in two weeks, when I come from behind the computer screen again, and share with you all how my progress is going.

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About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. I wish you all the best because I know how you feel. I am excellent at putting weight on, but only seem to lose weight through hardcore crash diets. So I can sympathize with what you have been going through. Good luck with your weight loss journey.


    Jammie Reply:

    Thank you Sandy! I need all the luck I can get, that and hard work. I have tried diet pills, I have tried the diets everyone talked about, but we all know there is no miracle way to drop 10 pounds. No pill will help one drop the pounds, no wrap will help one lose the inches, the main thing is what one eats, and exercise. When one turns to wraps or pills chances are they will gain double the weight they attempted to lose.


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