About The Author

In August of 2011 I made a decision to change my life forever.  My father had just passed away from lung cancer.  He was my hero, mentor, my biggest fan, a man who showed me unconditional love everyday of his life. I was not just overweight, but obese and searching for a cure to feeling unhealthy, unattractive, and inadequate. My wake up call came at his funeral when not only 1, but 2 different people congratulated me on my pregnancy.   I definitely was not pregnant, but apparently looked like it!  I was embarrassed, hurt, and ashamed.  Why did I let myself go?  What led me to this moment?  Most importantly how could I rise above it all?

I knew what food was healthy and not and that I needed to exercise, not only for the physical benefits, but emotional benefits as well.  I lacked the motivation.  I needed to be inspired.  About this time the Lord brought an old friend back into my life that changed everything.  He taught me that I can achieve anything this life has to offer, I just needed the will to do so and the discipline to follow through.  I applied his principles and developed a weight loss wellness plan that has worked beautifully in my life.  After 3 months I have lost 30 pounds and counting and feel amazing.  I even love working out! Really.  It's my passion now, well one of them. ;)  
 
 I don't follow my plan perfectly, but I know the closer I do follow it, the faster I'll realize my health goals.  Sometimes I fail, but I realize quickly what I need to do to bring a healthy balance back into my life.  God is teaching me so much in this process!  I know He's continually molding and shaping me into His dream for me.  This process is exciting, difficult, uplifting, rewarding, and fun all rolled into one.  Sometimes I feel as though I'm on the ride of my life and just need to hold on tight.

I guess by now you realize I'm a Christian. Like everyone else, I've had some difficulties in this life and without the love of Jesus I'm not sure I'd even be alive. A few years ago I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, underwent ultrasounds,  a fine needle biopsy, 2 surgeries, a low iodine diet, radioactive iodine treatment, and subsequent scans.  I'm a mom to 2 precious girls, who are the light of my life.  As a mom hearing "you have cancer" was life altering to say the least.  They were part of my 1st thoughts at diagnosis.  I remember thinking, what if I don't see them grow up?  I just couldn't imagine that possibility, but it was a very real possibility in the forefront of my mind throughout the whole cancer treatment process.  I thank God no cancer can now be detected!  He saved me.

In addition to God's leading and teaching, this journey is my teacher, with every failure and success I'm learning more about myself than I ever thought possible.  Success has brought  improved self confidence, making me feel attractive and sexy again.

I blog what is on my mind and heart in the hope it can inspire or help someone along the way.  Thank you for supporting me in this journey.  It is my sincerest wish to be of support to you as well.                                                           
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