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You hold the key

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It’s July.  It’s hard to believe that 2015 is half over.  Are you where you wanted to be on your goals?  I’m not. That’s okay. We still have 6 whole months left this year.  We should NOT want until January to start over.  We should not even wait until tomorrow to start over.  We can start right now. I know that it might sound easier said than done.  I know that it can seem overwhelming to …

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Before and After ~ Tanya

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After my mother’s stroke, I fell into depression and gained a significant amount of weight. I carried that weight for over 6 years before I found the strength to make a change. I finally decided I was done feeling terrible all the time. I was scared to make a change but I was even more scared to stay the same. I lost 88 pounds in 15 months, and I’m still working on my last 12 …

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Before and After ~ Barbara

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After her divorce, Barbara was not happy with her image because she knew she had so much more to offer.  She made the CHOICE to lose the weight she had been carrying for 10 years! By losing the weight, she gained the confidence she needed to move forward with her life. Barbara lost 40 pounds in just 8 months! Read the interview to hear how she has been so successful! What led you to being overweight? Overeating, …

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Before and After ~ Audra

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After being overweight for most of her life, Audra changed her life and lost an astounding 140 pounds in 14 months!!!  Read the interview to hear how she has been so successful! What led you to being overweight? I grew up in a two parent home with one other sibling. We lived in an upper-middle class neighborhood that was very diverse in culture. I began battling the “bulge” at around age ten. I was always a “big …

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Before and After ~ Morgan

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After being inspired by her mother, Morgan made up her mind that she was ready to live a different life.  She was so committed that she lost 59 pounds in just 11 months!  Read the interview to hear how she has been so successful! Why were you successful THIS TIME? What was different from your previous attempts to lose weight? I actually stuck to it and I had accountability partners. I had a well thought out plan. …

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Before and After ~ Michelle

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Like so many of us, Michelle struggled with confidence and self-esteem and turned to food as a coping mechanism. Since she started her journey to a healthier life, Michelle has lost an astounding 109 pounds! Read the interview to hear how she has been so successful! What led you to being overweight? I honestly can’t remember a time when I wasn’t overweight. I was always the “fat kid” in school. When I got into high …

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Before and After ~ Elizabeth

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Elizabeth realized she needed to change so she could be more involved with her children. So many of us miss out on activities because of our weight! Elizabeth decided to stop being sad about what she missed and start living a fuller life! Read the interview to hear how she has been so successful. What led you to being overweight? I’d been overweight my entire life. I was a military kid and you can especially …

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Before and After ~ Amy

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Amy has lost an AMAZING 144 pounds in only a year!! After being overweight most of her life and trying many other diets, Amy finally found success through Weight Watchers. Read on to learn how she did it! What led you to being overweight? I was overweight most of my life, even as a child. I was larger than the other kids in school and always got picked on. School was the worst time of …

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Before and After ~ Diane

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Diane has a story I think we can all relate to. She was living a life of sadness for too long and finally decided she was done being unhappy! Diane has lost an amazing 75 pounds in a year and a half! As a wife and mother in her 40s, she struggled to put herself first. Read the interview to hear how she has been so successful! What led you to being overweight? I cannot …

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The Fringe Hours

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Today is the day!  The Fringe Hours is released!!!  I cannot wait to get started reading.  Too bad I have to go to work.  🙁 You can see why I am so excited about this book in my “Finding My Calm” post. I truly believe this book will change my life. Isn’t that worth $10? You can pre-order your own copy all over the place, including Amazon and Dayspring. You can learn more about the …

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Perseverance

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I joined and quit and rejoined Weight Watchers so many times between 2000 and 2009 that I lost count. I even lost weight successfully a couple times but eventually gained it back.  Why was this time different?  When I joined WW again in 2009, I think the ultimate thing that was different was perseverance. I never quit. I had many ups and downs. I still do. I have struggles right along with my successes, but …

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Finding My Calm

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It is 6am on a Saturday morning, and I am already up and working on my blog. I seriously cannot believe it. I even woke up before my alarm went off. I never in a million years thought I could or would want to get up early on the weekends. The weekends are supposed to be my time to sleep in, be lazy, and catch up on sleep. But we all know you can’t really …

February Focus

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Where did January go? I cannot believe it is February already! Since it is a new month, it’s a great time to review my 2015 goals to see what might need more attention. What am I doing well?  What do I still need to work on?

Goals for 2015

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As I am preparing for 2015 and setting my goals for the year, I also have to reflect on all the great things that happened in 2014.  It seems like it’s too easy to remember the negative instead of the positive.  There were lots of great things that happened this past year.  I finally hit a new record with my weight loss and got my blog started back up again.  Focusing on the positive from …