No Finish Line Nation
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No Finish Line Nation

One of the smartest things I’ve done on this healthy journey was wrap myself in like minded people who were also on a healthy journey. I found folks through FitBit, Facebook, Instagram, Connect (the WW private social media), grocery stores, you name it, I was looking for people who would inspire me, motivate me, challenge […]

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Little Red Trike
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Transforming Everyday

You know what happens when you refuse to say I quit? It’s kinda like being in your family. You might really have a fight with your sister but you are STILL her sister.  You might squabble with your cousins however it doesn’t stop the fact that you’re related.  It’s the same thing for me and […]

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Clover Green Tieks
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These shoes cost 75 lbs

These are my 75 lb reward shoes. They’ve been in my house for 18 months.  You see, the detective bought them as a Christmas gift in 2016 not knowing they were for my 75 lb reward. I politely told him I could not wear them until I hit that number however I’d keep them. And keep […]

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Project Management

Quick! What are you working on? Reports? Returning calls? Dropping off kids? Grocery shopping? Did anyone out there say “I’m working on me”? If so–HIGH FIVE!  YES! We are working on ourselves everyday and it is the best project! Each step we take in our journey is part of our project management. Attending WW meetings […]

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Exercise | Fitness | Health | support

Swimming away the crazy

  You know when you have ‘THAT’ day at work?  When all you did was: react to email get pulled in 432904 directions – none of which are of your choosing have to work through lunch hadn’t peed in about 7 hours had traffic that could cause a homicide THAT was yesterday. I had every […]

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Health | motivation | support

Healthy is the new skinny

I have never ever wanted to be skinny. I know that seems crazy – why bother trying to lose weight if not to rock smaller jeans? I want to be healthier.  That has been my #1 why since day 1 IN HIGH SCHOOL when I did WW the first time.  Yes, even at 16 I […]

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Choose happiness

Recently someone messaged me and asked: “Laura, how can possibly be so positive? Even when you gain, you’re smiling. I just don’t understand why or how you can do that.” That got me thinking; it has NEVER occurred to me NOT to be positive nor grateful for my journey just like it probably never occurred […]

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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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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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