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Things I ♥ Thursday: 2016


For the last little while, and the last few days especially, all over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram I keep seeing the same message: buh-bye 2016. Like the year can’t end fast enough for people. Society is ready to write off 2016 and leave it in the past. Which kind of has me laughing to myself.  Laughing because when I sit…

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Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work For Me


When I started on my weight loss journey in January, I didn’t follow a plan per say, I listened to my body and ate what made me feel good, gave me energy and didn’t eat what made me feel like poo. Simple formula. I didn’t count calories or portions etc – just listened to my body.   Towards the end…

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Twenty Years


For the past couple of weeks I have been wanting to write something for the 20th anniversary of my Mom’s death. I wanted to write something heartfelt, something eloquent, something of substance, something to make people realize what an impact this day twenty years ago had on my life, not only then but every day since. But every time I…

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Things I ♥ Thursday: Journey to the Heart


For this week’s Things I ♥ Thursday, I am telling you guys about a book that I have had for 6 years and still love to this day: Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie.  This isn’t a fictional book, it s a book made up of daily little readings and words of wisdom. Each day is meant to inspire you,…

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Setting a Precedent with Your Children and Healthy Living


So many people that make the resolution to get fit, get healthy, exercise and diet. I am usually one of those. I am guilty of pretty much year after year, making the resolution to better my physical self, whether it is to diet, exercise or a combination of both. This year however, I decided to go about things in a…

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Weight Loss: Start with Small Goals


Yesterday marked a big milestone for me…I lost 70lbs! Actually, it is 71lbs, yay! It wasn’t until I was at dinner with a friend last night that I realized how big of an accomplishment that is. While I never set out with an end goal in mind per say, every time I reach a milestone number or the goal I’d…

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I’m a Potty Mouthed Momma


It’s true. I admit it, and really I don’t even need to admit it, because it’s likely that if you’ve talked to me for any length of time, you’d hear it too. I am a potty mouthed Momma. It is not something that I am proud of really, but it just is what it is. It wasn’t until I was…

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How Do You Deal with Temptation Foods In Your Home?


So I recently posted about how I find it hard to eat outside of the home, because I still don’t trust myself around certain foods. It’s true. For example, I know that sugar will always be a temptation food, something that I crave but my body doesn’t like it. Yes, there will be times when I want to have it…

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No Need to Panic About Eating Out


Delicious food, mmmm. One of the things I find the hardest about holidays, eating out, get togethers, etc, is the tempting foods. I have been pretty good to not have foods that I know will tempt me into over eating or feeling gross in my house since I started my journey this year to self-acceptance and a healthier lifestyle. So…

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Bottling Happiness


This week I have been feeling pretty great. I am not too sure why, because there is nothing really going on this week that is out of the ordinary, but I just feel like happiness is bubbling over. This is not a common thing for me. I always tend to feel like there is something going on in my life…

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