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How to Get my Girlies Involved

Friday, June 26, 2015      5 comments

Here's the thing, I want a healthy lifestyle to be just that... a lifestyle. I want the girls to eat healthy because it makes us feel good. I want them to exercise because it's fun and because it makes us strong. I don't want to make foods "bad"... Read more

51 Weeks

Thursday, June 25, 2015      3 comments

51 weeks until Florida 2016! It's been a little bit of a rough week. With Father's Day a special little girl's 10th birthday, and evening swim lessons, it's been hard to get myself on track. I did not lose any weight this week. Yesterd... Read more

52 Weeks

Friday, June 19, 2015      5 comments

I meant to write this a couple of days ago and call it "One Year from Today", but life got away from me. Regardless, this will work. :) At this time, 52 weeks from now, assuming all goes well, we will all be in our Jeep heading to Florida. ... Read more

Starting Fresh

Saturday, June 13, 2015      9 comments

I think I've written 500 starting fresh blogs on here over the years, but here we go with another. Once again, so much has changed since the last time I wrote on here, but that's ok. Those are good changes. But adjusting to them has been difficu... Read more

New Goals

Wednesday, April 30, 2014      8 comments

Goals are always tricky. And how do I measure success? If I say that my goal is to stop drinking pop for 12 weeks and I go 10 weeks perfectly and then have a sip, does that make me a failure? I don't think so, but technically, I didn't meet the ... Read more

One more heartbreak

Wednesday, November 27, 2013      25 comments

Just as a heads up... this post isn't going to be happy or hopeful or anything good. Honestly, I just need a place to get my feelings down. And while it's ok for people to read and comment, I won't be hurt if people don't either. And I'm going t... Read more

Where's the Time Gone?

Sunday, November 03, 2013      7 comments

Has it really been almost 3 months since I posted on here? Wow! Time flies, I guess. I'm laughing at myself a little, reading the last few posts I wrote. In July and August, I'd probably have cried and thrown in the towel if I'd known that ... Read more

Meal Planning

Tuesday, August 13, 2013      14 comments

Why is it so hard to plan out meals? Even more to the point - why is it so hard to STICK to the plan? Last week was just a wash with meals... not even worth talking about. When I work from 12-8:30, I don't do well with meals for myself and ... Read more

Getting It Back Together

Sunday, August 04, 2013      6 comments

I should never, ever read or write anything when I'm stressed and overly emotional. Just saying... I meant everything I said in my last blog post. But when I look at it today, it feels a little pathetic and not exactly what I meant to express. ... Read more

Future plans...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013      7 comments

Everywhere I look lately I'm seeing comments about team members not doing enough and not working hard enough. Yes, I'm guilty and fall into that category more often than I'd like to admit. So, where do I go from here? A part of me wants to ... Read more

One Day at a Time

Wednesday, July 24, 2013      8 comments

So, yesterday, I planned out our dinner. I had a small pork roast in the crock pot. I knew what veggies and toddler-friendly side I was making. I had stuff to make the picky 8 year old happy. We were going to eat pretty healthy and be able to do... Read more

Letting Stress Get the Better of Me

Monday, July 22, 2013      5 comments

If I had sat down to write this half an hour ago, it may have been a different post. Then I came across a little article about stress and started thinking. Some of this I just posted on one of my team threads, but it pretty much sums things... Read more

More on Alicia

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      17 comments

My sweet 7 year old may not live to see 8. Her birthday is Saturday. This morning, she came into my bedroom to find a pair of clean pants. She went back to her room to get dressed and came back in my room 2, maybe 3 minutes later, fully dressed.... Read more

Needing to Refocus a Bit

Sunday, June 16, 2013      8 comments

I'll be honest... I set goals for June and have ignored them. It's been a rough month already. My sweet Alicia (almost 8 years old) has Benign Rolandic Epilepsy. Typically, children outgrow it somewhere between 11-13 years old. Some website... Read more

Goals... and not meeting them...

Friday, May 31, 2013      13 comments

It's no secret that I haven't been on here lately. And it's also no secret that I haven't been doing well on following "the program". I know that I tend to stick with my better habits more consistently when I'm making myself more accountable in ... Read more

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