Mother/Daughter Getaway

Mother/Daughter Getaway

The week mom and I went on our mother/daughter trip couldn’t have come at a better time. Well, we were planning on originally going back in August, but, because of my Hernia Surgery recovery taking longer than planned, we had to reschedule our trip to September. And, I chose the week that had the first day of Autumn beginning hoping to see some early fall colors happening. And, sure enough, we saw plenty, it was just beautiful!   Even though…

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Why I Deleted My Facebook

Why I Deleted My Facebook

When I was a teenager, maybe even before, MySpace was THE THING. And, if you didn’t have it, you were almost uncool. Almost. Then, Facebook became the next BIG thing and has since 2004. I mean, I give Mr. Zuckerberg props for creating such an amazing site! And, like anything there’s pros and cons. Facebook is great for selling things, staying in touch with friends and family and even strangers, keeping up with birthday parties, events coming up, the news,…

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Sweet Forgiveness

Sweet Forgiveness

It’s been 1 year and almost 3 months since I wrote the post Forgiveness and next March will mark 3 years of anger, hate, hurt, and heartbreak that took over me. And, before I made my first post on forgiveness, I made a post 2 years and 1 month ago on Closure. Here’s the thing though, I had no closure at the time, real closure, not just the word being tossed out there. I thought I did, hurt was still…

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Find Adventure

Find Adventure

“Not all who wonder are lost.” I grew up with a love for tent camping and hiking. My dad and his two brothers were raised up around tent camping, hiking, and enjoying a lot of outdoorsy adventures that their parents took them on. And, so, it stuck and dad kept it up for my brother and I, when he and my mom took us camping, hiking, and enjoying being surrounded by God’s creations. It was the same with my uncles…

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Post Hernia Surgery and Recovery

Post Hernia Surgery and Recovery

It’s funny, you’d think as many injuries as I’ve faced, that I’d learn my lesson by now. Even, when I backed off from doing so much exercise, I still end up back in a doctor’s office. This time though, it wasn’t an injury, it was because of a lump that I found. After losing my grandpa to cancer less than a year ago, a good long time friend/church member/coworker that’s dying from cancer, and hearing from others just being diagnosed…

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For The Singles and/or Childless

For The Singles and/or Childless

You maybe reading the title and thinking, “Well, I have no children, I am married though, so I guess this post isn’t for me.” Stop right there, no need to click away from this page, pull up a seat, sit, and read on. Even if you do have kids and/or are married, this post can still be for you, maybe someone you know can get something from this post. I’ve been single for 10 years, been on some dates since…

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Toxic Relationships

Toxic Relationships

  Good health goes beyond just nutrition and exercise. It comes from achieving balance in every area in our lives. That includes the emotional and social parts of our lives, too!   If there’s someone in your life who’s draining your energy or causing you stress, you could be dealing with a toxic relationship. What is a toxic relationship?   Toxic relationships can take many forms, including draining energy, causing drama, or even violating the boundaries of other people in…

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Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen Foods

Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen Foods

When it comes to eating healthy, the emphasis goes beyond just carbs, fat, protein, and calories. It even goes beyond food groups!   When you make the conscious decision to start eating healthier foods, it’s important to pay attention to what’s in your food.   Did you know that the nutritional value of most our produce has decreased over the last few decades? The food we eat no longer gives us the nourishment it used to, requiring us to seek…

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Total Body Workout and NEW Facebook Group Creation

Total Body Workout and NEW Facebook Group Creation

A few months ago, I created a group called, “Be Accountable” on my Facebook and new members join in almost weekly. It’s a nonjudgmental group where people can post there challenging moments and their moments of achievements from small to large(every achievement counts, no matter what size!). It’s a place to come to and find motivation, inspiration, and accountability. A group where I share tips, advice, recipes, giveaways, and LIVE workout videos. Want to join? Let me know and I’ll…

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Find Joy in The Journey

Find Joy in The Journey

I can’t believe it’s been almost 5-6 years since my eating disorder. I’ve gained almost 20 pounds since and I still battle with it from time to time. But, not nearly as bad as before(praise God!). We all have our inner demons and we can all be our worse critic, I definitely faced my own demons and criticism, daily. Puking, weighing myself more than once a day, trying 500 cal diets, exercising EXCESSIVELY(morning, lunch, and evening), trying laxatives, and fearing…

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