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Weigh-In Wednesday…It’s Been a Long Time Comin’

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I cannot BELIEVE how long it has been since I’ve typed a single word here on this blog.
It’s amazing how quickly time can pass when life gets in the way.
I think it’s way past time to show my poor little blog some long overdue love and attention.

2016 was a rough year for me.
Dealing with my mother’s passing…
Starting a new business in direct sales
Being diagnosed with PCOS…
Having unexpected emergency surgery due to that PCOS diagnosis…
Gaining 60+ lbs thanks to that surgery/recovery and the hormone pills I have to take…

Yeah- it’s been difficult to say the least.

I want to send a BIG thanks to all my readers and followers who have reached out during this time…making su...

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Book Review: Dating the Wrong Men

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dating the Wrong Men for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Growing up, there were several key pieces of sage advice my dear Mama passed down, in an effort to help me navigate the highways and byways of making it through this life {relatively} unscathed. One I remember most was, ‘Before you meet the handsome prince, you have to kiss a lot of frogs’. As usual, was Mama right!

My adventures into the dating world would be considered laughable, at best; downright frightening, at worst. That’s why I was so delighted to stumble across the book Dating the Wrong Men, written by the lovely Kelly Rossi...

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New Year’s Resolutions (and Making Them Stick!)

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How hilariously ironic is it that it’s almost March and I’m JUST now getting around to writing a post about New Year’s resolutions?! I’ve had this post on my mind since before the start of the year,but with all that has been going on (which you read about here), I just didn’t have the time. I hoped I would be able to get it to you in time for the lunar new year (Chinese New Year- Jan. 31), but alas, I am late there as well! It seems that procrastination strikes wherever I go! Nevertheless! I am determined to bring this information to you, because I feel it would be as relevant on August 1 as it is on January 1. Moving on… ;)
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I know a lot of people tend to pish-posh New Year’s resolutions-...

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New Year, New Me!

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Cue Aerosmith and strains of ‘Back in the Saddle Again’ come floating through the room. I know, I know…a familiar tune seen ’round here on the blog- the on again, off again yo-yo of sticking with a ‘good for us’ eating and exercise plan that competes with the actuality of life with 4 crazy kids, one insane cat, and two stressed to the max parents!

This past year’s attempt was a complete doozy for us. We were…how do you put this nicely…completely unsuccessful. I told you about several of our roadblocks, but I think more than anything, said roadblocks were just excuses to not really be committed to the changes we were attempting to embrace...

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