A Day Filled With Baseball…and So Many Non-Scale Victories (NSV)

    I am so happy baseball season is here! Something that you may not know about me is that I am a huge sports fan.  I have been a San Francisco Giants fan since birth.  Being born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, orange and black run through my veins.  You might be thinking what do baseball games and non-scale victories have to do with each other, but believe me Tuesday, April 3, 2018, was a day filled with so much more than just baseball. Going to baseball games has always been one of my favorite things to do.  When I was younger all I wanted to do was go to a baseball game on my birthday, but being a February baby, that was never possible!  When springtime hit, I was there! I was blessed to be able to attend the 2002 World Series, which was a huge highlight for me.  Seeing the Giants play in the World Series and actually being in the ballpark was a dream come true for me.  However, I do not like to talk about the outcome since the wounds have not healed yet.  I was also able to attend opening day many years ago with my dad and that was another very special day for me as well, even though we did, in fact, lose that game! It is hard to imagine a time when going to the ballpark was not a part of my life. Reality is…well, there was a…

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Wearing Yellow and Overcoming Self Doubt and Negative Self Talk

“You Should Not Wear Yellow” I remember I was once told that I could not wear yellow.  I don’t know if it was because of my hair, my skin tone…or my body shape?   But for whatever reason, that is just what someone told me.  I could not wear yellow. Something you might not know about me is that if you tell me I cannot do something, chances are I am going to do it.  My mom calls it stubborn, Kevin says it is the sassy in me.  I call it like this, I will be the one in charge of what I can and cannot do.  Yes, I am a bit sassy and may be stubborn at times, but if I set my mind to something then watch out!  What I want to happen is going to happen. Did I let her comment stop me from wearing yellow? Hell no!  I rocked yellow, even at 500 pounds.  Just because I choose to do or not do something, does not mean that what others say about me doesn’t affect me or bother me sometimes. Even if I am choosing to do or not choosing to do something, does not mean I never feel insecure.  Other peoples words still affect me even if it may not seem like it to someone just passing by. “I will not allow others opinions control what I can and cannot do” What I have learned is that just because I may feel insecure or self…

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Tips for Getting Started with Weight loss, Fitness, Getting Healthy…Really Anything

                  Something that many people say when talking about losing weight, getting fit or just getting healthy overall is   “starting is the hardest part.”  To be honest, I say this a lot too because it is true.  Getting started is the hardest part.  You also hear things like, “it will become so much easier once you just start”, and I know for me, when someone told me this….it was not very helpful.  If I knew how to “just start” I would not be in this position of needing help with where to start in the first place.  If it were just that simple, I don’t think people would ask this question as often as they do. So yes, starting is the hardest part and yes it does become easier as you go…but how do you ACTUALLY just start? Here are some tips that I learned along my journey and I hope they can help you too.  If you hear someone say, you just have to start, you know exactly what that means and you can then you can follow these tips to get yourself started. Tips for Getting Started with Weight loss, Fitness, Getting Healthy…Really Anything 1. Make a Plan Figure out what you want to do.  If it is losing weight, pick a program that you feel like you can stick to for the long term.  Learn all about that program or way of eating so you know exactly what you…

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1 Little White Dress 3 Different Ways for 3 Completely Different Looks

      As much as I love winter, there is just something about springtime that brings me so much happiness.  The flowers are all blooming, the weather is getting warmer, and everything is just opening up and waking up from its long winter hibernation.  Spring also reminds me of the power of new beginnings and how anything is possible!  For if a flower can push its way up from out of the dirt and grow into something beautiful, then I know I too can find the sunlight and let myself bloom! Easter is also in the spring and I LOVE Easter.  It is literally right around the corner now too!!  For me, springtime is also super special and not just because of the flowers and knowing anything is possible, but a time to celebrate.  I am a very religious person and Easter reminds me just how much Jesus loves me, and how he created me and loves me just the way I am.  It is a time to reflect on my own personal sins and a time to ask for forgiveness and love so that I can only continue to move forward on my journey and be the best me possible, the me I was created to be. So this Easter, I decided to treat myself to this super cute white dress (LWD) and I think it is perfect for Easter or just springtime in general.  I think we all need to have a LWD in our wardrobe!  There is just something about wearing white right now that…

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