Just Say “Yes”!!! (Taking Risks) #UsFatGirls

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When I gained all the weight I was down and out. And in that sad emotional state I stopped doing many things. It was just too much effort. I was saying no to… Continue reading

Don’t Be Afraid to Dream! #UsFatGirls

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This photo captured a BIG day for me! This is proof of the day I was certified as a Zumba instructor. This piece of paper was the culmination of a big wish, an… Continue reading

Jumbo Jenny #usfatgirls

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Jumbo Jenny is the name someone called me recently. And it still stings – even if she was talking about my “before photos”. Some people talk about feeling so separated from their “former… Continue reading

Epic Weekend! A Car Accident And A Boston Marathoner #UsFatGirls

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In 2009 the nephew of one of my best friends was in a horrific car accident.  Prior to the accident he liked to run.  There are several of us that committed to pray… Continue reading

Define Success or Surrender. #UsFatGirls

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With out a life focus (purposeful goals) circumstances will decide for you. Do you ever wonder:  “How did I get here?  Is this what my life has become?” Some of my intentional life-goals… Continue reading

Good Food vs. Bad Food. #UsFatGirls

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I want to be perfectly clear, I use the terms Good Food or Bad Food because those foods make you feel good or bad not because you are a good girl or a… Continue reading

You’re Unlike Anyone Else I’ve Ever Met. #UsFatGirls

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“You’re unlike anyone else I’ve ever met.” I love these words.  They are one of the biggest compliments I ever get.  And my response is always, “I don’t know how to be anyone… Continue reading

People Suck, Now What? #UsFatGirls

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I want to be the first to formally apologize.  I want to say, “I’m sorry” because maybe they haven’t or ever will.  That sux. I’m sorry there is someone(s) in your life that… Continue reading

“Don’t Just Look Busy, Make Progress! #UsFatGirls

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“Don’t just look busy, make progress”! I heard myself say this to my daughter this morning as she was cleaning her room.   I was reminded how often I say it to my trainees… Continue reading

A Lesson About Success From Parkhour. #UsFatGirls

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My son does parkhour.  Have you ever heard of it?  It’s kind of like junk/tricking gymnastics and can be done anywhere: a park, off the side of a building, from a tree, etc. … Continue reading

His Mouth And His Feet Were Totally Not Agreeing!!! #UsFatGirls

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Last month I got to run a family-fun 5K with a 6 year old.  It was a total blast! The 3.6 mile-run was scheduled for Thanksgiving morning.  To prep for the big day,… Continue reading

“Food Is The Only Gift I’m Getting.” #UsFatGirls

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It was about this time last year I had a heart-felt conversation with a friend (Thanks for permission to share). She said, “All of the gifts people have gotten for me are food-related.… Continue reading

Use Words, Please! #UsFatGirls

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“Can you put that into words for me?” As a trainer, addiction sponsor, and parent – I say this phrase VERY often and sometimes daily. In an era of more communication outlets than… Continue reading