Day

July 25, 2016
A hiccup on my honeymoon taught me a lot about love, marriage and my journey. My husband Sean is a gift from God. My best friend. My deejay on demand. My personal comedian. My favorite person. God put the cherry on top by giving me a partner who was already committed to health and wellness,...
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My Dad left a smile and a whole lot of love with each and every person he crossed paths with in his life.  His laugh was huge.  His heart was even bigger.  I’d like to think that’s the spirit he passed on to me. We also shared something else – a struggle with food and...
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When we think about starting a health journey, we focus on diet plans and gym routines. But when I started my journey years ago, God showed me there was something else just as important as changing my eating and exercise habits. Forgiveness. You see, for so many years, I beat myself up for not taking good...
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It’s a bad habit most of us have, especially when it comes to our bodies. We look in the mirror and immediately focus on what we don’t like about ourselves. This is too big or that’s too small, or too this or too that. We get down on ourselves, and the negative tailspin for the...
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It was a joyful inconvenience. Every morning as I got ready for work, I would throw on dress after dress.  It seemed many of them got bigger and bigger as the weeks went by and the pounds slowly melted away.  It turned into a time consuming guessing game.  I honestly got a kick out of it.  My progress...
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Many people ask me what’s my secret to losing 100 pounds over the years. Is there a special diet? Workout regiment? Here’s the real deal: there is one very special key. It’s love. I know you were expecting a certain type of workout, or a specific number of calories or carbs to eat every day. Yes,...
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Along any weight loss journey, plateaus are inevitable.  No matter how many calories you count or miles you run, there will come a point when the scale will not budge.  It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doing anything wrong.  Our bodies get used to the good habits. Believing that is MUCH easier said than done when...
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Finding the motivation and desire to exercise can be a tall order some days. The excuses to skip a visit to the gym or walk around the neighborhood are always within reach. I don’t have time.  I’m too tired. I’ll do it tomorrow.   In the moment, we convince ourselves that these are valid excuses. ...
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In the picture on the left, I had just completed my very first Crescent City Classic 10K in New Orleans.  At nearly 260 pounds in 2010, walking the 6.2 mile route through my hometown was painful.  The pressure on my back from the weight felt like it was crushing me at every turn. You wouldn’t...
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The mirror is often the first place we become inspired to launch our weight loss journeys.  We notice the extra bulges here and there.  We poke and prod and frown and turn around in circles in frustration.  We imagine ourselves at that perfect weight or size like all the people on TV or in the magazines.  We hit the...
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