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    What Price Are You Willing to Pay?

    You want to feel accepted & fit in but it means… Dieting – take it to whatever extreme you have to just to lose weight because that’s what you’re told you should do (by well meaning family and friends, doctors, and the media). Your extreme and my extreme will be two different things. I starved myself, landed in the emergency room because of diet pills (thanks ephedrine…I think the FDA finally banned diet pills with that shit in it several years after my scare!). I binged & purged, tried Weight Watchers, cabbage soup diet, Atkins, calorie restriction , and so many other fad diets out there to lose weight. Why?…

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    My Theme/Words for 2019

    I meant to get this posted earlier but I have been sick, traveling and just plain ole off kilter…the holidays do that to me. The last part of December I never seem to know what day it is. So while I do love the holidays, I’m glad they’re coming to an end and the New Year is upon us – in a few hours, for me at least. It’s the New Year over on the East Coast already. At the end of each year I jot down a list of words that come to me and then find the ones that ‘call the loudest’ to me and that’s the theme/focus…

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    Setting New Year’s Resolutions? Here’s How to Do It Shame Free

    I’ve been kinda bashing New Year’s Resolutions lately and for me personally I don’t set them anymore, haven’t in a long time. Instead, I pick a word (usually it ends up being 2-3 words)/theme for the year to focus on. New Year’s Resolutions never worked for me and left me “hating” myself more for not being able to stick, yet again, to another diet/weight loss program, exercise routine, etc. But for some, New Year’s Resolutions are what they still do. So, today I’m saying if you’re going to set some do it shame-free and I have a great resource for you to check out. Amber from Body Positive Yoga has…

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    New Year’s Resolutions – Remove This One From Your List!

    Weight Watchers, Atkins, Cabbage Soup, Jenny Craig, South beach… those are just a few of the gazillion diets I’ve tried over the years.  I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t dieting or trying to lose weight. And that’s going all the way back to 5th/6th grade! Abut 3-4 months ago I gave myself permission to stop dieting. It’s one of the best decisions and most freeing decisions I’ve ever made! There’s a whole post behind this but that’s for another day 😉 When I came across 10 Reasons Not To Focus On Weight In The New Year I was like he** yeah, someone else gets it and understands! As I…

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    Self-Care Ideas for The Holidays

    Self-care is important all throughout the year, but I think it may be even more important this time of year. The holidays aren’t all jolly and delightful for everyone. Especially if you suffer from anxiety, depression, are going through loss or other tough situations. One of my new favorite blogger finds, Dominee from Blessing Manifesting, is all about self-care and has a great post about taking care of ourselves during the Holidays, especially if you “hate” this time of year. She says: If you hate the holidays, that’s okay. You don’t have to be that lady in the bright Christmas sweater decking the halls with boughs of holly. Love that she reminds…

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    Before You Make Those New Year’s Resolutions Read This

    I’m going to lose weight. I’m going to workout 5 days a week. I’m going to eat nutritious food. I’m giving up Diet Coke I will only eat “bad” once a month. I’m going to blog 5 days a week. I’m going to email my list a few times a week. Yada yada yada. Blah blah blah. Those were a list of New Year’s Resolutions I made… more than once! And guess what? Yep, I never stuck with them longer than January, maybe February. Needless to say resolutions never ended well for me. And I’m not alone in that, most people don’t stick with them. That’s why I loved it…

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