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A Blue Christmas, and When You NEED to Bake Christmas Cookies

There isn't a song I hate more in the entire canon of awful music than "Blue Christmas". It's enough to make me say ugly things just because it interrupted my otherwise festive, Christmas music filled drive. Buuuuuut... even though I can't stand the music, I get it. In some way that most of us can't… Continue reading A Blue Christmas, and When You NEED to Bake Christmas Cookies

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Play Like a Champion Today

I've been working like a dog, or busy bee, or a chicken with its head cut off? Yeah, it's like that.  And there's some hard stuff-- the kind that comes with being a living, breathing person and loving other living, breathing people. Life, y'know? Yes, yes... I bet you do.  You've been a caregiver.  You've… Continue reading Play Like a Champion Today

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10 Tips for Celebrating the Season and Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

It's no secret that people gain weight over the holidays. In fact, it's considered the norm-- and most of us chuckle about it. But maybe it doesn't have to be this way.  Here are my best tips for eating, enjoying, and still fitting in your clothes this holiday season.   Make your meal plan the… Continue reading 10 Tips for Celebrating the Season and Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

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“Stayin’ Alive”…when life happens

One of the reasons I started this blog was because I wasn't finding what I needed to read: how to be fit and healthy in the real world. I found plenty of magazines and blogs for elite people who would meal prep with more vigor than most people did anything, and who would pick hotel… Continue reading “Stayin’ Alive”…when life happens

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High Protein Breakfast Parfait

Y'all.  My kitchen is a construction disaster! And I am just not in the mood to battle the mess to cook.  You've been there, right? But a girl still has to eat. Soooo, here was my quick, no-fuss, but still healthy breakfast plan: High Protein Breakfast Parfait. Here's what I love about it: Greek Yogurt:… Continue reading High Protein Breakfast Parfait

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Eat Jelly Beans and Donuts

After learning I had lost 100lbs with only diet and exercise, someone asked me a question that I haven't been able to get out of my head:  "How did you quit eating?" I can't remember what I said, because the question caught me so completely off guard. I'm sure I didn't say anything very helpful… Continue reading Eat Jelly Beans and Donuts