Let’s Maintain Weight Loss During Stress

I’m sorry I missed my post last Wednesday! It has been a busy month for me as a music teacher with end of the year concerts, competitions and recitals. I have had an awesome couple weeks of watching my students surprise themselves with their accomplishments. Also, I was blessed to see my parents twice within a month! That hasn’t happened for us in more years than I want to think about.

With that being said, my healthy eating journey has been…interesting for over a month now.

In the past, when I got stressed out, I’d either ramp up the unhealthy emotional…

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Water Under The Bridge

I was talking with a friend who shared with me that they were grateful to be where God had them now, but still felt like years were wasted getting there. I nodded in understanding. I’d spent 5 years letting someone continuously abuse me.

I heard the words from inside my heart spill out of my mouth, “It’s like water under the bridge. That’s gone and in the past. Just be where God has you right now.”

Forgiveness can be confusing and frustrating. Yet, learning how to forgive is a complex part of healing.

Forgiving starts with admitting what happened. What actions/words hurt…

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Living With Bruises

Living this healthy lifestyle allows me the freedom to try things I couldn’t before! Like playing volleyball. Can you believe I’ve never done that? I have always struggled to play sports because of my cross eye creating double vision. Seeing two different balls coming at me brings a slight handicap! Lately, I’ve been figuring out how to see and play through it for the first time.

I am not closing my eyes anymore (most of the time) when the ball flies at me. I use to and hoped to catch it or block it with my body. If you are…

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Spinach & Fruit Sherbet

A few weeks ago I posted this picture of a green sherbet I created and enjoyed eating it!

sherbet

I was surprised to hear how gross you all thought it looked! So, when a friend came through town she agreed to be my guinea pig and try it! Watch the video and let me know if you make it yourself!

Have a great week!

 

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Do You Suspect Someone Is Being Abused?

Suspect someone is being abused? What do you do?

Recently, I had a friend desperately concerned for someone they knew ask me, “Bri, I’m so glad you left him and got out. What can I do to help my friend?”

“I didn’t get out.” I replied softly. My face heated as shame once again washed over me.

“You left him.” My friend replied in the awkward silence.

“No. I came home to an empty apartment and all his stuff was gone.” Silence met me. “I didn’t have the courage to leave.” I continued. “I didn’t know that I had the option to leave….

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I Just Want Pizza!

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I had a moment recently that I’m not proud of. My willpower, small goals, big goals, past encouragement and recent weight loss win didn’t work. I was hanging out with a group of friends where the tantalizing smell of pizza surrounded me. Everyone one else was eating cheesy, steaming pizza. I watched them chew as I sipped my lukewarm water. It had been a really long day. And I wanted… no scratch that. I felt like I needed pizza. Thus, the great debate in my head began.

I convinced myself…

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