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July 23, 2016
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate… Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us…” – Marianne Williamson Whether it was feeling enormous at a size 12 during my sophomore year in high school (what was I thinking???) or feeling...
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I admit it. I lied.  I did it with a straight face. I lied because the truth was too painful to speak. Eventually, that lie became the truth. I was getting my license renewed back home in Louisiana while I was home from college. I thought I would be in and out with no problem. ...
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My awesome mom, a math teacher back home in Louisiana, spent a huge chunk of her summer vacation with me in Virginia in 2014.  Instead of filling her days away from the kids with ice cream and lazy days at the beach, she decided to lace up her sneakers and step into journey right along with...
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When I took the first steps on this weight loss journey, it was painful. Literally. With nearly 270 pounds on my 5’2 frame, my back was often in unbearable pain. I would often find myself in tears from the pressure.  I couldn’t see how I would ever get to the point where workouts would be fun...
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Love is a verb. It’s one of my favorite sayings.  I have seen it in action from my family, friends, and colleagues at News 3. When I was promoted from reporter to morning anchor in 2014, I didn’t just switch to an earlier shift.  I gained two brothers and a sister with my co-anchor Blaine...
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The journey toward health and fitness can be a lonely and difficult one sometimes.  Surrounding yourself with the right people can help make all the difference. At the end of the day, you are in charge of your own actions, but the company you keep on this journey can either be a powerfully positive influence...
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Spaghetti squash saved my life! Not literally, but spaghetti squash did manage to save me from my pasta cravings. For years, I had pasta in nearly every dinner.  Ground turkey, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese and bowl full of pasta. Sure, it was whole grain pasta, but it was one of my binge eating...
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If you’re from the South like I am (New Orleans born and raised), rice is staple in just about every tasty meal you can think of. Jambalaya. Crawfish etoufee. Red beans and rice. Now that we’re all drooling, I’ll stop. You get the point. So as I put one foot in front of the other on...
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It wasn’t love at first sight (or taste) but eventually, I fell in love with flaxseed. My blood pressure and blood sugar are thanking me for this love affair. Our love story goes a little something like this… After the 2012 high blood pressure diagnosis, I decided to lean on a lower carbohydrate food plan....
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When you start to lose weight, and it’s clear to everyone that you’re making progress, the side-by-side pictures comparing your heavier self to your more slender physique seem like a rite of passage. The captions often read “that’s the old me” or “I’ll never go back to that person”. It’s almost as if you’re saying...
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