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The Finish Line…?

The Finish Line…?

In the past few weeks, I experienced two major events in my health and fitness journey. I finished my first 5K, and I reached my goal weight. I crossed a finish line of sorts, for both. At the same time, I feel like both were more of a beginning than an end. As many of you know, I was not a runner until recently. It was something I thought I never could do…never wanted to do, and yet on March…

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Update to Give Kids the World Fundraiser!

Update to Give Kids the World Fundraiser!

It was just brought to my attention that the link was inaccurate in my last blog! I apologize for the confusion! The link to the Scentsy party fundraiser is below. Make sure you click on the link to my party. We only have a week or so left, so if you are interested, please check it out! Scentsy Party for Give Kids the World!

Give Kids the World Fundraiser!

Give Kids the World Fundraiser!

As many of you know, I am doing a weight loss challenge fundraiser for a wonderful organization called Give Kids the World. I am very close to my goal, so it will be ending soon! I have an exciting new way for people to donate! My awesome new friend Patty has offered to have a Scentsy party on her website for my Give Kids the World fundraiser! 20% of all sales will go to Give Kids the World! Scentsy Party…

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No more “I can’t…”

No more “I can’t…”

Being over a year and over 100 pounds into this journey, one would think I was close to being finished.  The truth is, I am just beginning.  First, I will give you a little bit of back story.  When I was growing up, I was always confident in my academic ability.  Athletic ability?  Not so much.  I said a lot of “I can’t…”and “I’m not…”   Deep down, I knew I couldn’t do it, so I just didn’t try very hard. …

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The Monday that never comes…

The Monday that never comes…

As we’re getting closer to the New Year, it is resolution time for so many.  I know a lot of you are thinking, “It’s too close to Christmas.  I can’t start trying to lose weight now.  I’ll start January 1.”  January 1 comes, and you say, “I’m too tired….I’m not ready…I am too busy…[insert excuse here]…”  You say, “I’ll start Monday.”  Monday comes, and…well…you know the rest.  You repeat this cycle over and over again, throughout the year, until it…

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His Plans…

His Plans…

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Jeremiah 29:11 Though I have always believed this, I haven’t been the best about practicing it. I know God has a plan. Always have. I just always took it upon myself to worry (sometimes constantly) about what that plan was, and whether I would be able to handle the outcome. The…

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Weigh-in Day!

Weigh-in Day!

Happy Monday, everyone! I am just checking in again to update you on my weigh-in! I have now lost 81 pounds total! I should be on track to lose 100 pounds in a year. I had a brief setback, but I am moving onward and upward again. Please feel free to share your weight loss goals and progress in the comments or on my Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/HealthyBeautifulBlessed

Over-thinking

Over-thinking

As many of you know, the past several weeks were difficult for me. My energy levels were low and I had my first gain in several months. After a lot of thought, reflection, and prayer, I have realized something. I was thinking waaaaaay too much. Yes, we need to be mindful of what we eat. Yes, we need to make sure we have enough protein, whole grains, fruit, and vegetables. However, I think the problem was that I was thinking…

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Who am I?

Who am I?

I used to struggle so much with losing weight and being healthy. I would say, “I just like to eat and I hate to exercise. This is who I am.” Every time I would try to lose weight, I failed. I failed because every moment of healthy eating and exercise was drudgery. I thought I was forcing myself to be someone I wasn’t. When you are trying to force yourself into a box you don’t feel like you fit in,…

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Why am I doing this?

Why am I doing this?

We’ve all got reasons for doing what we do. When I look back at pictures of myself, I wonder why I let myself get so out of control. There were a few reasons, but none make sense. I liked to eat (all of the wrong things). I didn’t like to move. I didn’t know any other way to be. I had tried and failed so many times, I didn’t think I could do it. God flipped a switch in my…

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