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I'm still here...

Sunday, December 27, 2015      10 comments

I am working to release the 30 lbs. I gained previously, and working through depression also. I am not giving up. I never will give up on having the healthy life I know I (we all) deserve. Right now I'm focusing on loving the body I'm in, mov... Read more

New Goals

Monday, August 03, 2015      8 comments

So after a regain of almost 30 lbs., it's time to set some new goals. First, I want to focus on the GOOD. I maintained my 100 lb. weight loss for THREE years. That is an accomplishment, and I can't lose sight of that. After a cou... Read more

June Goals!

Monday, June 01, 2015      2 comments

Lose 1~2 lbs per wk Under 1500 cals/day Box 2x wk/run 2x wk 10,000 steps/day Drink 10 glasses water/day Refrain from overeating Spend more time with kids outside/less time on electronics I also want to try yoga... Read more

Under Construction

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      4 comments

(I'm on the right) This weekend I felt so uncomfortable in my own skin. I have been feeling that way, lately, ever since getting depressed after ... Read more

My Own Restart

Saturday, December 27, 2014      12 comments

So I have been seeing so much about 21 Day Detox, 21 Day Change Your Life, 21 day miracles. I have friends who sell expensive packages that include shakes and workouts, an... Read more

My Inspiration and Workout Plan

Thursday, December 04, 2014      8 comments

My inspiration is.... Me! I've gained 15 lbs since July, and I want this girl back. ... Read more

Time to Be My Own Super Hero

Wednesday, November 19, 2014      9 comments

On Sunday, 11/16 I started the 100 day challenge, I saw the video on Spark of the mother and daughter, and it inspired me. So for the next 100 days (I'm on Day 4), I will try to stay in my calorie range, workout for at least 10 minutes, get my ... Read more

Holiday Recipe Makeover: Egg Nog Latte

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      5 comments

I LOVE this day of the year. The day that Starbucks releases it's Egg Nog Latte. It is SO good. But also SO bad for you. Did you know that Eggnog lattes that hav... Read more

Recipe: Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

Monday, November 17, 2014      7 comments

I've been wanting to try these, as I typically am running out of the house in the mornings, no time for a hot breakfast. These came out wonderful! I made spinach for me and my husband, and plain for my daughters. A success, and better for you th... Read more

Meet Nate, my new Walking Partner

Sunday, November 09, 2014      8 comments

I blogged last February about losing our dog Sam to cancer. It devastated me. Shortly after, I knew my heart needed healing, and there was room there for a new member of the family. We were blessed to find Nate at the shelter. He's the most... Read more

Don't Let Your Weight Hold You Back

Monday, October 27, 2014      13 comments

I've been wanting to be Silk Spectre (Sally Jupiter), from the graphic novel and movie The Watchmen for the past three years, but I was waiting. I was waiting to reach my goal weight. I put it off. I wanted to look as "best" as I possibly cou... Read more

What Success Looks Like

Wednesday, October 22, 2014      6 comments

So I have gained 20 lbs. from my lowest weight, since July. Since my back has been hurting, I am struggling to not be depressed about this. I received the following information from my health coach that I wanted to share. Yesterday I star... Read more

Love Your Body...Now

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      10 comments

I am working on loving my body as it is NOW. I was inspired by an ad for"Love Your Body" Week that showed a real body with words that showed how our weight, and bodies, don't define us. Here is mine: Read more


Friday, October 17, 2014      6 comments

I've been afraid of changing because I built my life around you." Stevie Nicks I'm beginning the process of intuitive eating, and was journaling about my feelings and wanted to share here. I've always used food. To comfort, to be my fr... Read more

40(ish) AMAZING things I have accomplished in my life

Saturday, September 06, 2014      13 comments

So if you read my earlier blog, you will see that I need to get my "mojo" back. And while friends help, coaches help, really the only person that can INSPIRE YOU is YOU. I've found this to be true throughout my journey. I am my own cheerleader... Read more

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