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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Oooops or What If??

There is a lot of truth here! Who hasn’t had the day’s of “what if’s?” What if I won the lottery? What if I could quit my job? What if I lived in my dream city? What if my kids were athletic and got scholarships? What if I was the perfect size 0? Now, for […]

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Little Red Trike- Dear Future Me
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Dear Laura

Dear Laura, At some point in the future you will need this. It is OK to take time to heal. It is OK to ask for help. It is OK to sleep when you’re body is healing, even if it’s 18 hours. It is OK to let others do for you when you can’t. It […]

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Keep fighting. 

Gained 2.6 lbs. Down -54 total since December 2015.  I’ve gained about 10 lbs since my back surgery. IT DOES NOT MATTER.  I STRUGGLED this week. I wasn’t talking to myself like I talk to y’all. I was HARD on myself. I wasn’t speaking kind. THAT STOPPED YESTERDAY.  I am doing the best I can. […]

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