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21 days later

On January 2nd, my very noticeable muffin top and I committed to the 21 Day No Junk Food Challenge.  I really approached this as a commitment that would require me to drink something other than water, and my initial thoughts were, “I can live without Pepsi, no problem.”  So began my journey.  But right away,… Read More 21 days later

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thursday thoughts

today, i reminded myself that that i control the outcome, that i can seize the moment, that i should practice humility, that i need to  and even though life gets tough, i do have someone who loves me! thanks and happy thursday,

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I love to save money just as much as the next person.  Saving money feels good, and it makes me happy.  Unfortunately for me, saving money is one of those occasions that I tend to celebrate by spending more money (no discipline).  But I mean, if I find a good deal, I should buy more, right?… Read More

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feel good friday

Tamia, my baby girl, has the most unique way of saying exactly what I need to hear.  She’s awesome like that.  I thought I’d share a few of her feel good phrases from this evening.   “Mommy, I love you and I’m never going to stop loving you.” “You can be my mommy everyday if… Read More feel good friday

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finding purpose

My route to and from work takes me past a church.  I always look over at the church when I pass for no reason other than it’s a beautiful church; it’s big with traditional steps and a steeple.  So I look at it.  Well, one day on my way home I noticed an older gentleman… Read More finding purpose

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changing tuesdays

Many believe Monday to be the toughest day of the week, but I vehemently disagree. Tuesday is that day for me.  It seems that on Tuesday, the alarm rings earlier.  The shower heats up slower.  My pants are tighter.  Traffic is more hectic.  Only on Tuesday.  Take today for instance, I woke up at 6:22… Read More changing tuesdays