Who gets excited when they go down a pant size? If you are anything like me, you have been on a diet roller coaster most of your life. I can remember really starting to have trouble with my weight when I was 23 years old, so I feel like most of my life I have been losing weight, gaining it back, repeat. Some days I thought it would just be best to be “pleasantly fluffy” and eat that gallon of ice cream (ice cream is my all time favorite food). However, reality is that this is not a healthy lifestyle (though I wish it was),Read More →

Menopause. Something that seems so far away when you are 13 but gets here quickly. How did I get to be the age to go through menopause? I remember dreaming of the days when I could sell my stock in Playtex and Kotex, but didn’t expect it to happen so fast. I remember my mom going through the change of life and it seemed like it would take years to get there. It does not. You know what I’m talking about: The hot flashes (that never ever occur at a good time, like when you are in a swimming pool), night sweats, lack of sleep ,Read More →

I love to talk. I talk so much that I go to Wal-Mart by myself because my family doesn’t want to spend 3 hours in there with me while I talk to people. Part of that I attribute to working from home and only having the dogs to talk to and part of it is because I just love.to.talk. HOWEVER, you put me in front of a Facebook Live and I become a nervous wreck. BUT, I have made it my goal to get out of my comfort zone this year and Facebook Live is definitely one of those things that make me very uncomfortable. So,Read More →

**YUM ALERT** **YUM ALERT** If you are looking for a quick, full of deliciousness snack, then look no further. This recipe is so simple and satisfies that ever present sweet tooth. My entire family loves them! These are what I consider “must haves” to keep me on track to a healthier me. Healthier Alternative to Cookie Dough 3/4 cup of vanilla protein powder (I use Plexus 96 vanilla protein powder) 2 TBSP of peanut butter or nut butter. 1 TBSP of milk (skim, almond or coconut whatever works.) 1 TBSP of chocolate chips. Mix until a dough like consistency Enjoy!!!! Roll into balls and freeze or you canRead More →

Happy Birthday to me! On March 31, 1964, at around 6 p.m., I had the enormous pleasure of meeting my mom for the very first time. The first thing I thought of this morning was 1964? Really? When I have to scroll down to look for the year 1964 on my phone, I have to REALLY scroll. When did THAT happen?  Wasn’t David Cassidy just THE hottest thing in Tiger Beat (is that magazine around anymore?) Really, is my 35th year class reunion really THIS summer? Didn’t I JUST graduate high school? And weren’t now my adult children JUST toddlers? Goodness! Time passes in an instant. I have to confessRead More →

11 tips to feel happier

What brings happiness? What does it take for you to feel happy? For your heart to skip a beat and have a spring in your step? Here are some quick tips that can help you feel HAPPY in your everyday life: 1) Your attitude makes you feel happy or unhappy. Always look at the bright side of things. Don’t let your mind dwell on negativity and difficulties. Learn to be happy. Look for the good in every situation, because there IS good in every situation. Sometimes we just have to look for it.Read More →