The destination is not as important as the journey

The destination is not as important as the journey

“We’ll get there when we get there!” is one of my favorite quotes from “The Incredibles” movie. But when it comes to my weight loss journey, sometimes I’d just like to GET THERE to Goal Weight, you know? Lately, however, I’ve realized that what’s happening along the path to that Magic Number is just as important as that Goal.

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Start Where You Are

Start Where You Are

As a kid, I was an avid reader who learned many life lessons from book friends like Fern Arable and Scout Finch. They often brought me comfort and hope, and I wondered if I could provide the same to a struggling young audience myself.

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Not going to panic

Not going to panic

The Smith Family is full Incredibles get-up at WDW's Not So Scary Halloween 2013From the first time I saw it,  I loved the movie The Incredibles. With an older daughter and two sons, our family lines up as the characters do and we’ve always enjoyed identifying with...

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Happy Sparkle-versary!

Happy Sparkle-versary!

Pre and post Sparkle! Last month I celebrated the one year anniversary of signing up with my health coach, Jacynta Harb. I joined as her client in February 2019 because I was tired of how I felt about myself physically. While I’d always thought of myself as “strong,”...

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What are we waiting for?

What are we waiting for?

Walter, aka "Cletus" waiting for dinner to appear. Wait patiently for the Lord.Be brave and courageous. -Psalm 27:14 Our dog Walter’s mealtime habits have earned him the nickname “Cletus” after my husband’s maternal grandfather. Family lore has it that whenever...

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Honoring the New Year

Honoring the New Year

I made this Vision Notebook to remind myself of my 2020 priorities and goals. You'll see the Honor verse in the bottom right corner. 19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not...

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Who’s afraid of a little birthday?

Who’s afraid of a little birthday?

About six years ago, I facilitated a weight-loss/fitness challenge for forty friends we called F5. As part of the shtick, I sent weekly affirmations and emails to the group meant to focus and encourage us as well as bring some humor and love to our strife for healthy...

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