This time I’m serious.

It’s been ages since I’ve posted….so much has happened….both of my sons are now married,  I have a granddaughter.  I started another job where I travel quite a bit….Life has been hectic and all that weight I lost?  I gained it back.  Good news though…..after confirming it with my doctor, I got back on track…..back to journaling and back to exercising every single day.  I’ve added something new, though…..and it’s helping my progress.  It Works….I’ve become an Independant Distributor for It Works Global….and it really DOES work!  I’ve taken off 10 pounds in 3 weeks and I’m thrilled with how I feel taking the supplements and the tone of my skin using the body contouring products.  Check out my website at and see for yourself! 


PS.  I promise to be more visible here….I want to inspire you!Image


It’s been a while!

OK….so I’ve been a bit busy lately….too busy to write, but I have been plugging away with my program.

Weight Watchers changed their program late last year and it motivated me to give it another go and try to restart a sluggish plateau……

I’m happy to report that I have dropped about 30# since the holidays. I credit Weight Watchers new program…Points Plus is better than any plan they’ve had…additionally, i’ve taken up “spinning” twice a week plus additional group fitness classes….I find that my motivation is at an all time high and I have more energy than I ever have. Ever.

All together, I have dropped 50# since starting this journey a year or so ago….and I’m down to a size 10 jeans from a size 16…GO ME!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t know exactly how much more I wish to lose as it’s more about how my clothes fit and how I feel than an arbitrary number on a scale, but I’m guessing around 20#…give or take.

Stay tuned!


I forgot to check in with this weeks results yesterday so I’m attempting a post from my blackberry while my client’s color processes.

I’m down a total of 14# since I began this journey..I feel fantastic and people are starting to notice!

I’ll do this through Saturday then I leave Sunday morning for 5 days. I realistic that when I’m traveling it will be difficult to keep up with a really strict diet and exercise program, but I think I have the tools and the will power to make reasonable choices while away from home.

More later!

Week 2

OK….so I’ve started week 2 of the Extreme 14 day detox. First of all, I’m down another 4 pounds! YAY! Second…this really hasn’t been as hard as I thought. I really don’t miss the caffeine or the dairy…..the bread? Yeah…I miss it a little….but with results like this, I think I can forgo it another week or 2. Besides that? I feel FANTASTIC! I’m sleeping better….I have more energy….It’s amazing.

I’m hoping to be more active this week in terms of my exercise…I had to take it easy last week as a result of that accident last Friday. The soreness is mostly gone so I’m going to resume my normal exercise schedule unless the pain returns.

Off to the pool!


So I followed the ‘Pre Fat Flush” for 7 days…..I did allow myself 1 cup of coffee a day and a glass or two of wine in the evening…..and I still managed to drop 5 pounds…..5 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m stoked…..of course I seriously ramped up my exercise last week too….so I imagine that had something to do with it.

Started on the Summer Flush (the 14 day extreme edition) today. I will admit to being a little hungry and missing my evening cocktail….but visions of pounds falling off are dancing in my head, so I will muddle through.

The one chink in the plan is I really can’t exercise this week like I usually do as I was injured on Friday night and have been forced to take it easy….maybe a trip to the pool and some laps is in order 😉

More later!


OK…..for a couple of months I’ve been journaling like a good girl and working out like a mad person every day…sometimes even 2 hours and the scale has not BUDGED in 4 weeks.

So….I’m quitting Weight Watchers! “What?” You say. You still have some weight to lose and Weight Watchers works! Well…..yes, on both accounts…..but clearly I’ve reached a serious plateau and I need to find a way off of it.

Over the weekend I worked with a makeup artist friend of mine that I haven’t seen in about 6 weeks……she looks great. So….I asked her what she was doing and she couldn’t remember the name of the book or the author….but she said just google “Fat Flush Plan” and you’ll find it.

When I got to the salon later that day, I got out my “Nook” and searched for the book on Barnes and Noble….and found a few results……after reading a few reviews I settled on “Fat
Flush For Life”….

I’m not even halfway into the book…but the whole concept makes sense in theory….so I start today….If I have the same results as the 93% of readers have, then I will be a happy girl next week.

Now…..the hard part is going to be that whole weaning myself off caffeine and vodka thing…….. 😉

If I had my life to live over…….

(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, ‘Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.’ There would have been more ‘I love you’s’ More ‘I’m sorry’s.’ 

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute.look at it and really see it . . live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!!

Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what
Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

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