One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

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2 Active Ways to Stop the Comparison Monster and Shut Up Your Inner Mean Girl

Posted by 3 days ago 4 Comments 370 views

I saw this on Humans of New York a few days ago and had to share… She nails it for me. In #wycwyc we have a chapter call Compare Yourself to No One and it includes your former self. Yesterday I turned 39 (I’ll update my bucket list soon — I was too busy living it up […]

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My First What I Ate Wednesday Post! – #wiaw

Posted by 5 days ago 5 Comments 367 views

So you may have noticed my post frequency has been decreasing. This is a conscious decision and one that I’ve been contemplating for awhile. As I’ve said a million times (exaggerating, of course, but it sure feels like it) this blog has played a huge role in my transformation from insecure, body conscious, serial dieter to […]

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I’ll Never Be Able to Do That!

Posted by 1 week ago 14 Comments 706 views

You’re all going to think I’m crazy but the thing I missed most while away on vacation was the 6 a.m. class at the gym. It’s amazing how much I get out of that hour. The workout, the people, the sweat, the sense of accomplishment just kicks off the day. Today we tested out front squats […]

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Soul Searching at the Beach

Posted by 1 week ago 13 Comments 673 views

So ummmm … yeah … I fell off the planet. Well, at least that’s how it felt to me. I haven’t posted since Monday (longest non-blogging stretch every for me I think).  I stopped checking my email. I DIDN’T stop posting photos on IG (because it’s just so much fun!) but I did stop checking other […]

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Just a Two-Word Monday

Posted by 2 weeks ago 1 Comments 407 views

Short Run Service Dog!! (This is FINALLY happening!! She gets the dog next week!) Breakfast Salad — Click here for the recipe.  Hole Cousins Dining In. Family Time. Starship Troopers.

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Snacking Away the Day

Posted by 2 weeks ago 9 Comments 509 views

We put a full shift in at the beach and it was AWESOME! Both kids are official beach bums. We camped out from 9 a.m. to after 4 p.m. and had to practically drag them out of the water to leave. I’m not sure why I’m surprised. I think I was the same way at their […]

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Journaling From the Beach

Posted by 2 weeks ago 1 Comments 434 views

We made it! There was a boatload of traffic, a few whines, a yell or two but it was all worth it. We’re now settled in the  rental, the kids are asleep and I have a Corona in my hand. I’m challenging myself to share a food and activity journal through the week so here goes… 7 a.m. Banana Almond […]

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Beach Bound

Posted by 2 weeks ago 12 Comments 557 views

So I didn’t blog last night because I fell asleep at 8:30 after a pretty good cry. I’m not even sure I was crying about what actually made me initially cry, it was more of an emotional purge that just needed something to set it off. I can’t remember the last time I cried like […]

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Maybe I’m Not Crazy

Posted by 3 weeks ago 4 Comments 504 views

This message was left on the What You Can When You Can (#wycwyc) Facebook page and it totally made my day: It’s like I wrote this book! My wonderful friend of 20 years gave it to me after she witnessed my 90 lb loss. I identify with every single sentence on every page. I can’t […]

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#wycwyc’ing Our Walks

Posted by 3 weeks ago 7 Comments 458 views

I know I shared these two photos yesterday but I wanted to share them again. The past two days I’ve (we’ve) been taking advantage of summer and not only walking but running errands, playing and having fun when we could. And yes it’s been hot as $hit out! The kids invented a wagon game where […]

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