Transformation Tuesday-Little Red Trike
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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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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
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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
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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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What have you gained as you lost-Little Red Trike
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What have you gained as you lost?

On my weight loss journey, it’s not always about losing. There are gains as well. What have I gained as I lost? Gained – appreciation for patience Lost – expectations of losing 100+ lbs by dinner time. (You know we expect that) Gained – a sense of wholeness Lost – all or nothing mentality Gained – […]

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Challenges or Opportunities

I’ve been in marketing in one form or another my entire career. I’m always marketing something – be it a product or service. I’m pretty good at it and it’s natural to me. When I’m in meetings and people talk about problems or challenges, I will immediately correct them to say “it’s an opportunity waiting […]

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If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going

I may have a thing for Winston Chuchchill. I’m halfway through his biography series (3 books, all over 1000 pages!) He was truly a man before him time and it’s got me thinking a lot about being in FRONT of a healthy lifestyle. Fads come and go – hence they’re fads. Raise your hand if […]

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If I have inspired, motivated or kicked your butt….

Since I rejoined WW for the LAST time in December 2015, there has been ONE phrase that has defined my journey: MY OXYGEN MASK FIRST   Seems simple.  We don’t even listen on the airplanes anymore.  It’s a bunch of ‘blah blah, seatbelt this, oxygen mask, floating device….blah blah’   Stop and think – if […]

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Exercise | Fitness | motivation | support

Pink swim cap is BACK

Today I rocked 1/2 mile pool water walk.  Yes, me 4 1/2 weeks after back surgery about eight weeks after knee surgery and I walked in the water which is eight times the resistance on land for over a half a mile! Damn right I’m going to stand like a boss today and this week […]

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