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“Secure YOUR Oxygen Mask First”

I used to fly fairly often, but since I’ve changed careers, it’s been years. I flew frequently enough that I didn’t bother to listen to the schpiel at the beginning of the flight. “Blah blah blah… phone in airplane mode… blah blah blah… exit row…may be required to assist… blah blah blah…snacks available for purchase…blah… Continue reading “Secure YOUR Oxygen Mask First”


Classes aren’t for me…and I really like my fat!

I had a nice (normal) title for this post.  But, I made this mistake of discussing it with MY trainer.  His title won out, obviously. Why? Because when I explained to him that I had zero interest in taking his class, and that I liked training on my own, and that classes weren't for me,… Continue reading Classes aren’t for me…and I really like my fat!

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How Bad(ly) Do You Want It?

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. ~ Ernest Hemingway   This is not the post I’ve been trying for three days to write. But that’s ok. Because it’s the truest thing I know.   My trainer/best friend and I got into what we call… Continue reading How Bad(ly) Do You Want It?

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How I lost 100 pounds (with no pills, gimicks or fad diets)

I see articles all the time with this same title. And trust me when I say, I’ve read many of them. In fact, there was a day when I would scour the internet looking for them. I read them for I suppose the same reasons you are reading this: I wanted the exact recipe that… Continue reading How I lost 100 pounds (with no pills, gimicks or fad diets)

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Phoenix Promise

My bestie does this annoying thing where he recommends a movie with lessons neatly tucked into them. He's good.  I get sucked in and love the movie rec, temporarily forget this annoying tendency, and then wham-o. I get slapped in the face by a character who has to learn whatever it is he's been trying… Continue reading Phoenix Promise