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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      8 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

Landslide

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

Motivation - or How to Get My Mojo Back

Saturday, September 06, 2014      3 comments

I weigh 10 lbs. more than I did before summer started. I feel a general lack of motivation. My goal was to reach my goal weight by my 40th birthday a few wks ago, and well, that didn't happen. And honestly? I am just not motivated. I K... Read more

What I'm going to do about it

Saturday, August 23, 2014      9 comments

Main: Blog or share with the team on this question: What are 2 things you know you could be doing differently for your health and wellness? Bonus: Create a plan for eating better or working out more and implement it this week. I'm up... Read more

When your size 14s are getting tight, embrace kale

Wednesday, July 23, 2014      15 comments

I'm still in post marathon bliss. And it's 9 months later. My body still wants to eat at the higher calorie range. That, paired with a big milestone birthday sound the corner...the big 4-0...well my body just wants to get fluffier. I have g... Read more

I am More Than a Number

Wednesday, June 04, 2014      13 comments

After losing 100 lbs., I've maintained for over two years. That's the "glass is half full" outlook. The negative side is that I've been in a plateau for over two years... Read more

After The Rain

Wednesday, May 28, 2014      7 comments

Our yard is a terrible sight. After this long Chicago winter, and then the rain, we took a look at our mud pool of a yard and closely assessed. There were piles of old leaves that I raked, expecting to find more mud underneath. Mud I did find,... Read more


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