A Gift To Me

If there is one thing I’ve learned while on my journey, it is to try and live a more vibrant life. A life that is filled with excitement, joy, a sense of curiosity, creativity, love, and wellness. And, that’s the best gift I can give to myself! This was emphasized recently while attending Oprah’s 2020 … Read more

Looking For Happiness (part 2 of the Body Image series)

I feel like I should be happier. I feel like losing 60 pounds should have made me happier. But weight loss doesn’t always equal instant happiness. I had mistakenly thought it would. I had a vision in my mind of how things would be, how I would look and how happy I would be once I made … Read more

From Puberty to Menopause….What Happened?

(update 9/18/20 — additional link from verywellhealth.com) When you’re a young teen and female life seems unbearable. Your hormones are raging, your body is changing, you start menstruating, and pimples seem to be popping out everywhere. And with all that and more going on you also try to make yourself presentable to someone that you … Read more

Body Image

I’m 36 years old, 5’5” tall, and weigh 161.0 lbs (as of 08/08/18). My starting weight was 219.2 lbs on 01/31/18. So let’s get this straight. I have NEVER been a skinny girl. I have always had more hips, boobs, and butt than most in my age group, no matter what age I was. I … Read more

No Regrets?

Let’s face it, unless we have lived our lives to perfection, there are some things we would do differently if we had a do over! Since we don’t, I like the idea of paying forward by sharing one of my life lessons. The idea is to help others minimize some of life’s pitfalls that may … Read more