Are You Ready For Change?

I’ll never lose this weight.

Why try if I can’t do it?

Just because it worked for them doesn’t mean it’ll work for me.

They don’t understand my life, my injuries, or how badly I need that ice cream.

I’ve tried everything. Why put myself through this again?

No matter what I do I gain weight.

I’m too old for this.

I’ll start tomorrow.

It didn’t work before. Why would it work for me now?

Have you had these thoughts? I have and many, many others over the years. The guilt and shame I placed on myself was immeasurable. The constant stream of negative self-talk that no one…

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Summer Travel Tips

Summer Travel Tips

It’s July and in the middle of summer! I know many of you are traveling for vacation, mission trips or visiting family and friends. The question has been asked several times, “How can I continue to create a healthy lifestyle while traveling?”

First of all, I hope you have a wonderful trip! And enjoy some of the unique foods that will be available. I recommend that you have the goal of maintenance during this time. And commit to getting back on track when you get back.

Here’s 5 tips how to retain your progress while you’re gone:

  1. Don’t feel…

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We make hundreds of choices every day. Beginning from the moment you wake up. Once the alarm goes off will you immediately hop out of bed right or push snooze and roll over? Which outfit will you wear? Will you make the bed or leave it a mess? How long will you brush your teeth? What’s long enough for fresh breath? Which route is the fastest drive to work?  And, if you have children, then you have even more choices and often give them some input in the decision process.

A couple years ago, these seemingly mundane and insignificant decisions…

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Where Are You On Your Weight Loss Journey?

I am completely overwhelmed with the relationships in my life right now. To the extreme that I’ve had to blink back tears several times this week. A common tactic of domestic violence is to isolate the victim from relationships. If emotional abuse is prevalent then the victim can remove themselves even further from community.

Being alone in those first few days was a sweet relief to me. But then, I found myself utterly alone without any relationships to lean on. So, the treasured relationships I have in my life now, to be honest, still feels like a shock at times….

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My Only Comfort And Friend Made It Worse

So far, I have written blog posts on two separate topics. One is weight loss and the other, surviving domestic violence. That I have the ability now to separate them in my heart and mind is an answered prayer for me. Still, sometimes the two different areas are so intertwined that I cannot share about one without including the other. Right now, is one of those times.

You are probably aware that I gained 110 pounds while I was in the destructive relationship. I had no choice of what clothes I wore. I wasn’t supposed to have an opinion about…

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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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Spinach & Fruit Sherbet

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


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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