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Oprah’s Life Class with Iyanla Talking About Raising Strong Boys

Thanks to an invitation to my facebook friend Jill, I was invited to go to a taping of Oprah’s Life Class in Chicago. I of course jumped on the chance to go, not evening knowing the topic. When I heard the session I was going to was Iyanla talking about single moms and there was […]

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Finding Hearts

Finding Hearts

It started with a heart left by Tuesday, the goofy 6-toed cat, in his food bowl. As smart as the little guy is, I don’t actually think my cat is an artist, nor do I think he knows what he did. Completely random, it still captured my attention.       Fast forward a few […]

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I Continue to Wonder What Motivates Some People

Have you ever met a person who’s just nasty for no reason?  You know, the childish, passive aggressive type.  For some reason there is a person who does such ridiculous things I had to laugh today.   I friend had contacted me, asking if I knew anyone who would be interested in a particular project.  She […]

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Skinny Socials Launch Party – Ticket giveaway contest!!

Skinny Socials Launch Party – Ticket giveaway contest!!

Skinny  Socials motto is that “parties should be fun,  not fattening.” I completely agree and am excited to help them promote their launch party! I’ll be there and they’ve provided me with two tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner!!   TICKET GIVEAWAY Comment below and let me know your favorite non fattening way to […]

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Weigh-in Weeks 5 – 7

Weigh-in Weeks 5 – 7

  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve checked in because there hasn’t been much movement with my weight (or with me for that matter.)    The scale is starting to go my way! I’ve lost 5.6 lbs – super yay! and I’m almost out of the 180’s. What did I do different? 1.  I started […]

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First Weigh-in of the New Year…..

It’s the first weigh-in of the year, which seemed like an appropriate time to set-up new goals and a little structure for The Year of Hope.  So here’s what to expect from my blog in 2012 Monday Weigh-in Pretty or not, I’m going to continue to post my progress from week to week.  I’ll talk […]

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Celebrating the New Year!

Celebrating the New Year!

Eve of the Eve I always love when New Years Eve comes around, not because of New Years Eve, but because of Eve of the Eve a black tie fundraiser at Union Station that’s you guessed it, on the 30th.  The event is amazing for a few reasons:  It’s a great reason to get all […]

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Sassy, Sassy Shoe Giveaway

Thanks to Meredith Sinclair for inviting me to her Sole Society party at the Poison Cup this week.  Sole Society is a mail order shoe program.  Think Columbia House CD’s, but way cuter and cooler!!!  That’s right, each month; you get a sassy pair of new shoes selected for you based on pre-set preferences for […]

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Naked Fitness Re-cap – Day 1

Naked Fitness Re-cap – Day 1

weeklong series of events hosted by Andrea Metcalf where the book came to life via field trips to local businesses that fit into the views of the book such as McDonald’s, EA Sports Active, Kenmore Live Studio, Meijer and more. The week was jam packed with information and there was no time for reflecting and writing, but what we all learned is so valuable that I’m going to re-live last week all this week via posts that will share the highlights of the experience so you can live it along with me and the rest of the Naked Fitness crew.

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I’m having a hard time and I’d like your help

I’m having a hard time and I’d like your help

About 25 days ago on July 10th, I started my 100 Day Challenge along with some good friends who all had amazing intentions.  My goals seemed pretty simple.  Getting back to a healthy weight  and reconnecting with good friends who I’ve lost touch with.  Both my losing touch with good friends and gaining weight are […]

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