Drink your water
Health

Overheard at my meeting: WATER SUCKS!

“Laura, I just can’t lose weight. I just can’t. I keep playing with the same 5 lbs.” Are you drinking enough water? “WATER?? WATER IS PUNISHMENT! IT SUCKS!” Yup, I am not making this up.  Here is the rest of the conversation I had: buy a kick ass cup – sparkly, pink, y0ur name, whatever-MAKE […]

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motivation

Numbers don’t define me

Numbers don’t define me. I don’t introduce myself and say, “Hi, I’m Laura. I am 5’2”, I’m 45 years young, I wear size 10 shoes and my ring size is 7.” HELL NO. THEN WHY ON GOD’S green earth is our self worth wrapped up in a 3 digit number that is a piece of […]

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My EVERYDAY MUST HAVES!!

Ever wonder what tools other folks use on their journeys to keep them going?  I know I sure as hell do.  I’m a total cart lurker at the store and I could peek into Amazon carts I would!! Here are my EVERYDAY items that i am never without.  Yes, I seriously use at least one […]

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My 10 lb gain – and what I LOST as a result

I went on a trip over the holidays. Not just any trip.  A trip with my hubs. Not just any trip with my hubs.  A trip with my homicide detective hubs who works 7 days a week so victims have voices. We planned. We saved.  We sacrified.  It was three glorious weeks! We left Houston […]

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Food and Recipes | Health

Freestyling it, baby!

TODAY IS THE DAY – FREESTYLE IS HERE! So I have been doing WW Freestyle for a few months know and I thought I’d share some observations. Pros:   FAR more no track proteins New no track starch – I’m looking at you corn Rollover points easier to maximize your points for what matters for […]

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Transformation Tuesday-Little Red Trike
motivation

Transformation Tuesday

This is my current drivers license photo. This photo was taken 7/26/13. I know this date by heart bc I had been discharged from the hospital less than a month before. Discharged from an almost six week stay for asthma when my lung function was hovering around 20%. Discharged from a stay where I GAINED […]

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Food and Recipes | Health

Free fruit isn’t free!

Free food isn’t free.. Yup, I said it. Just because you CAN eat tons of fruits and veggies, doesn’t mean you should. I may not be popular for pointing this out – however, fruits have CALORIES too! I meal prepped yesterday and I decided it was HIGH time I start measuring my fruit. YES, MEASURING […]

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motivation | support

You’ll never….

You will never lose weight.  You have asthma – you can’t work out.  You have bad knees.  You’re too old. Your job is too demanding.  You have a thyroid disease.  You will fail. Again.  Let me show you how I FAILED MY way to losing over 70 lbs. I ignored every damn voice in my […]

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Me First-Little Red Trike
Apparel | motivation | support

Me First

My Oxygen Mask First. This has been my mantra since day 1 of this my third, and LAST WW journey. It took me a long time to be ok to say publically ME FIRST. Me before you. Me before work. Me before house stuff. Me. When I put myself first – I can handle anything […]

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What's your why-Little Red Trike
motivation | support

What’s YOUR Why?

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned on my weight loss journey is never ever to let my why’s get far away. I keep my why’s close by. One great idea my Weight Watcher leader gave our meeting was 100 days of why.  Why 100? You will start to achieve why’s and you’ll need […]

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