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Beating Depression
Monday, July 25, 2016      4 comments

A year-ish ago I wrote about the battle I was having with depression for about a year and a half, and how I had started an antidepressant as well. I had ... Read more
Fit & Healthy... What it is and isn't.
Thursday, March 17, 2016      4 comments

I had been beating myself up, this pregnancy just didn't seem to be going how I wanted or had planned. I was trying to be active, but it wasn't showing like my previous pregnancy. I was trying to be healthy throughout but it just seemed as if th... Read more
When Depression Sticks Around
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      6 comments

I'm just a couple short months away from it being a year since I was "officially" diagnosed with depression but the symptoms have been around going on two years. Why a years difference? Because of denial when it was mentioned as a likely possibi... Read more
The Day My Husband Became A Marathoner
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      3 comments

This is my account of my husband's journey to becoming a Marathoner. We woke up quite early on race day, to ensure time to eat, get dressed, and make... Read more
Sidelined by depression
Thursday, July 09, 2015      5 comments

Depression is not a total foreign concept to me, I grew up with people close to me who struggled greatly with it. I’m aware depression varies from person to person on the extent of how they’re affected and even the reasons why they’re affe... Read more
Don't go back.
Friday, April 10, 2015      1 comments

I said towards the beginning of this journey, about -25lbs in, "I'm in this for the long run... going back isn't an option... its just not." Not a day goes by that I'm not thankful for that mindset. I'm so glad when I came to the point of h... Read more
celebrating 5 years of beating obesity. Before/after pics
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      8 comments

This Sunday I will seal my 5 year journey with a kiss, the kiss is my first marathon, 26.2 miles to seal what I started. Dont miss understand, it isnt over, but it seems like a great way to close out five years. I still remember how horrible... Read more
Running with Passion
Sunday, August 31, 2014      8 comments

It was all rather embarrassing when I started to ugly cry while explaining why I loved to run. Why would such a question spark tears? As well as a lot of snot. I wasnt prepared for that kind of response from myself nor do I think anyone in the ... Read more
The journey is just as important as the goal.
Thursday, August 14, 2014      6 comments

26.2 miles... You want to know why goals are so great? It's not just the accomplishment itself, it's the journey getting there. Training for my first marathon this fall hasn't been easy, and it's only going to keep getting harder. Yes, crossing ... Read more
Superhuman? Not even close.
Monday, August 04, 2014      4 comments

Someone recently told me, "you seem really happy and strong" in regards to my posts on Facebook. Part of me was surprised because this has actually been a really hard year for me but then again I don't update the Facebook "world" on every strugg... Read more
Let's get real! Our enemy... the mirror.
Monday, July 22, 2013      5 comments

We always want to "improve" ourselves, whether it's by: losing weight toning up accomplishing a goal constantly changing our hairstyle or color whitening our teeth tanning or even having the latest fashion. There is noth... Read more
Progress (video blog)
Monday, July 08, 2013      6 comments

Hey peeps! so I'm pretty hyper, talked about a mile a minute but thats what happens when you get some freedom, coffee and are excited! I was totally dancing in my kitchen before I recorded this by the way ;)... Read more
Let's get real! Overcoming the fear factor
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      8 comments

Most of you know that 7 months ago I had a c-section, some of you may not know that I also had emergency surgery not even a week after delivery because my incision re-opened(I don't wish that on anyone!). My biggest fear during recovery? It... Read more
Let's get real! I need to be honest.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      9 comments

So here's the deal, I feel as if I haven't been completely honest with you guys, not intentionally of course. Confused yet? Let me try to explain... Is it possible to get up off your rear, get active, eat less, eat better and drop 77+ pound... Read more
Let's get real! The "secret" to weight loss
Friday, February 15, 2013      26 comments

"What's your secret??" they ask... "I started eating less, eating better, and got active." I answer... "But how? how did you lose so much?" "Well, I found this website, called sparkpeople... I put in my height, weight, and how many pounds I ... Read more

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