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a little bit about me
Saturday, February 03, 2018      9 comments

Now that I’m back on SparkPeople, I get to re-connect with old friends and make a bunch of new ones. I figured I should share a bit of who I am and what’s going on in my life now: My name is Jessica I am 28 years old I am married to an amazin... Read more
don’t yuck my yum
Friday, February 02, 2018      8 comments

We have a saying at work, “don’t yuck my yum” We all like different things because we are all such different people. Sometimes we get wrapped up in what works for us that we want to preach and tell others what they are doing wrong. Unless so... Read more
what you focus on
Thursday, February 01, 2018      7 comments

I almost started this blog by saying “today was a tough day” but in all reality, that’s not true. This morning the scale jumped up a few lbs, I got to jump on a trampoline although the video of said jumping is quite horrifying, I totaled that ... Read more
my love for yoga
Wednesday, January 31, 2018      7 comments

In 2014 at 25 years old I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I went from being an active hair stylist and Zumba instructor to practically bedridden and forced to find a desk job. In 2015 I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and Bartonella. I finall... Read more
time will pass anyway
Tuesday, January 30, 2018      6 comments

2 of our 3 vacations have been planned for this year 🎉 I am super excited! The first will be a trip to Arizona to see my family and the second is a trip to the Outer Banks with my husband to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and his birthday. A... Read more
mentally strong
Monday, January 29, 2018      8 comments

Some days I feel so overwhelmed by life and it brings me down. Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband who reminds me of my strength. I’ve been in a physically and emotionally abusive relationship. I’ve been harassed, stalked, bullied and attac... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I’m not setting goals
Sunday, January 28, 2018      17 comments

I don’t have any goals or mini-goals. This time, my focus is not on the number on my scale or fitting into a specific jean size but significantly improving my overall health. Yes, losing weight is an important key to my overall health but it’s n... Read more
the hardest thing for me to talk about
Saturday, January 27, 2018      7 comments

I have always wanted to be a mom. My mother made my childhood so magical, and I have always pictured a life with a family. Lyme Disease threw a big ole wrench in my dreams. It’s a topic that’s very hard for me to talk about and almost always... Read more
slow and steady wins the race
Friday, January 26, 2018      3 comments

In my previous attempts to lose weight, I would always set unrealistic goals. I would practically set myself up for failure with my “game plan”. Slow and steady was not an option. Fast and furious was what I thought I had to do. Obviously, it ne... Read more
confessions of a shopaholic
Thursday, January 25, 2018      5 comments

I love to shop. I am very possibly addicted to shopping. I could spend hours online window shopping and saving pins to my fashion boards. Earrings, jewelry, accessories, crossbody bags, vests, flare jeans, boots...I am obsessed with it all! ... Read more
will it happen this time?
Tuesday, January 23, 2018      6 comments

Laying in bed last night, I began to question myself and asked, will this time be the time I hit my goal? I know the answer is yes. I know the answer is yes because I know how hard it’s going to be, but it’s harder looking back over the past ... Read more
my weight has always been an issue
Monday, January 22, 2018      2 comments

I remember being very young, maybe only 5 or 6, and I was at a sleepover. The girls kept playing dress up and there were these beautiful princess dresses. I couldn’t fit. I remember feeling so left out. In Elementary School, I was the chubby g... Read more
it’s all mental
Sunday, January 21, 2018      3 comments

The hardest part of this journey for me is all mental. The truth is, I have all the control. I just have to take control of my mind. I control what I purchase at the grocery store. I control what I put in my mouth. I control what I get to eat ... Read more
a few reminders for myself
Saturday, January 20, 2018      6 comments

You are beautiful the way you are! Don’t let the Gregorian calendar and the “new year, new me” brainwash you. If you want to make changes, make them for positive reasons and not because you hate how you look, or hate your arms...those negative s... Read more
the results are in!
Friday, January 19, 2018      4 comments

I do not have Hashimotos! 🎉 My TSH dropped! And my estrogen and progesterone levels are evening out! Oh, what a relief! And I did this without medicine or supplements! I’ve treated food, exercise and my lifestyle as medicine and it’s made ... Read more

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