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I’m sorry it has been so long since I have written anything. I have been quite busy and quite chaotic. I am working a full-time job, part-time job and I also sell Avon (which is like ¾ of a full-time job). This is keeping me busy. Along with that, I am the liaison for our Weight Watchers at Work program and I have to keep everything organized for that. I am manage 4 Facebook pages. I have been whipped this year. When I have some down time, I usually crash and snuggle up with my 2 cats after I have thrown some laundry in. Multi-tasking is my life!

I think that all of this multi-tasking has taken a toll, though. I am haven’t been taking the time necessary for weight loss. I’ve gone up and down with the same 10 pounds this year. I have got to stop with that. Yes, I have a lot on my plate but I am trying to organize life better so that I can make easier meals and find a few minutes here and there to cram in some exercise. Thankfully my part-time job is pretty physical so that is something. It keeps me moving for about 10 hours every weekend. I know there will be no extra exercise on the weekends. I am so physically exhausted after working that I can barely move.

I am lucky that I work at a medical facility for my full-time job. I have access to wonderful people who support me and are willing to share their knowledge with me. I have a friend who is a dietician and I told her about how I was struggling. She knows how much I work and so we are going to have lunch soon and come up with some ideas for easy, healthy lunches and dinners that don’t require much work so that I won’t be so tempted to pick up something at a drive-thru. I think that’s amazing because how many people have access to that? I’m grateful that she’s my friend and also grateful that she cares about my health.

I may not write too often because, as you can see, I am quite busy. But I am not quitting! I am just working my ass off—literally!



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So yesterday was the first weigh in of the year at Weight Watchers at Work. I did well. I lost 4.8 lbs! A friend asked me how I did it. My answer was simply, “No more Bojangles.” That place allows me to eat my feelings and I have a lot of feelings when I eat there. So none of that! 🙂

I was pretty pleased with my results. I didn’t do a whole lot more exercise. I know I need to increase that but last week I hadn’t done it yet.

Anyway, accountability and progress!

New Years Eve 2016

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Resolution time! I was really bad writing here this year. And it showed. I gained weight. I allowed myself to eat my feelings. I went through a lot of emotional stuff this year. Rather than working out, I ate. A lot. So here are my resolutions:

  1. Deal with my feelings.
  2. Drink more water.
  3. Workout more.
  4. Be more accountable with myself and others.
  5. Don’t allow myself to get into ruts.
  6. Write more.
  7. Focus on things that make me happy more.
  8. Don’t allow negative people in my life.

That’s enough for now. Happy New Year! I hope you have a wonderful 2017!



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I’m excited to be back on the Weight Watchers wagon! I fell off pretty hard over the summer. We weren’t having the program at work. I tried doing it on my own, but I really needed my cheerleaders. I have them. 🙂 We had over 40 people sign up at work and am beyond happy that I have so many people working toward a common goal with me.

They’re such an eclectic group. I know we are going to do wonderfully. I am trying to keep us all motivated. I am the liaison between Weight Watchers and my workplace. I also send out emails to the group throughout the week just to keep them going. I am also running a facebook page for them.

I’m going to be busy but it is so positive! Wish us luck!


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What an incredible day! We didn’t do Weight Watchers at Work over the summer and boy can I tell! But the good news is we’re about to start back up! I am in charge of getting it going again. I was so thrilled today with all of the responses. Typically we maybe have 15 people sign up. Today we are up to 29 people ready for our Open House on 9/13/16. They’re so excited. It just made me feel so wonderful about this whole thing. It feels good to be part of something that is going to be beneficial to others.

Some people expressed concerns about whether they can afford to eat healthy. Yes! You can! So I am on a mission! I am back to blogging.I am back to finding HEALTHY and AFFORDABLE recipes that are Weight Watchers friendly and also TASTY! I feel revved up and ready to go!


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The year started out well but then things went terribly wrong. I no longer have a wonderful boyfriend. For a bit I was doing well to eat. Then I was eating terribly. I am back on track. It’s not easy. I’m still grieving the loss of the relationship and there are days I want to let Ben & Jerry’s soothe me. But I’m not doing it

I have lost 80 lbs at this point. I am very lucky that I have a really supportive workplace. That is helping. I am focusing on work and trying to just keep my life together. I have to start walking more. I want to get to my goal faster. I want to throw it in his face. Yes, I am losing weight for myself, but it doesn’t hurt that he already thought I was beautiful. Wait til I show how damn beautiful I can be. I’m ready to keep moving!

Watch out world! Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.


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This has been a happy year but a rough one physically. I haven’t necessarily been eating like I should. There were days I was doing well to eat and then other days I ate everything. I am back on the bandwagon, though. I am really looking forward to getting back to my weight loss goals, though. I have a really supportive group of friends and a wonderful boyfriend who supports it as well. I have to push myself personally, but I can do it. I WANT to do it. 2015 was amazing. I’m looking forward to 2016!