When I hit the 40-pound weight-loss mark, I was so excited to share my before and after pictures. But, I ran into an unforeseen issue before I could share them.
Relationships, Self Confidence, Zest for Life

My Insecurities Were Blocking Me in Photos

“Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”Dr. Seuss When I hit the 40-pound weight-loss mark, I was so excited to share my before and after pictures! I had people take my picture in all different settings so I could select the perfect “after” photo. But, when I… Continue reading My Insecurities Were Blocking Me in Photos

Counseling has a lot of negative connotations, especially in marriage. My husband and I attended some counseling sessions together while we were engaged and right after marrying. For us, those early sessions set the solid foundation that our marriage is built upon.
Relationships

Counseling Early in Marriage – The Ultimate Tool for Success in Your Relationship

“Overcoming difficulties leads to courage, self-respect, and knowing yourself.” Alfred Adler Within a month of saying “yes” to the love of my life, we found ourselves on the couch of a counselor’s office. Many people may learn this and ask “what went wrong?” “why did you go through with the marriage?” Honestly, those would be… Continue reading Counseling Early in Marriage – The Ultimate Tool for Success in Your Relationship

People who love us always have the best of intentions. What I have found is that they don't realize the things they do or say that can make it more difficult to stay the course
Nutrition, Relationships

How to Attend a Family Party Without Throwing Away Your Weight Loss Goal

“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” Joyce Meyer Once I'd committed to my food and exercise plan and had strategies in place, I had no idea that my friends and family would be my biggest roadblock. People who love us always have the… Continue reading How to Attend a Family Party Without Throwing Away Your Weight Loss Goal

A weekend spent camping is refreshing for the mind, body and soul.
Fitness, Relationships

Why I’m Going Camping This Weekend (And You Should Too, It’s Good for Your Health!)

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more.” John Burroughs After having spent all week stressing out over what to pack, when to pack, and the best time to leave to beat traffic, we finally made it! This is the story of every camping… Continue reading Why I’m Going Camping This Weekend (And You Should Too, It’s Good for Your Health!)