Day One Hundred Seventy Four…

There will always be naysayers who will are perfectly happy to tell you what you can’t do. Nay-nays say things like, “It’s too hard after a certain age to lose the weight.” (I love that one) They might say something along the lines of, “I just can’t live that way, I don’t like the food on the ‘diet’ it’s not realistic.”  Or the coup dah grace, “Sometimes you just have to settle for what you’ve got.”

I tell you, don’t listen to the nay-nays! It doesn’t matter how old you are, it is never too late to change your life for the better. I say, “Yes, you can do this!” I will tell you, “If someone else can do it – so can you.” Let me be the one telling you yes when others say, no way. Don’t listen to anyone who might be even remotely discouraging or who may try to drag you down. I believe you can do this. I know you can because I am doing it and if I can, so can you.


Dream so big that you feel as if your heart may burst with joy. Take those feelings out with you and keep them close because they are the armor that protects you from self-doubt. You are beautiful and you are powerful – and of course, you can do this.  I am not saying that it will always be easy, but it also won’t always be difficult. You can handle anything that comes your way. If you ever doubt that, reach out and find someone to talk with, there are so many people who are rooting for you to succeed. Find your tribe and remember you get what you give – so give with abandon it will come back to you. Say yes. Close your eyes, imagine what you want. Open them and go after it because you got this!


Tomorrow is weigh-in day, and I noticed that my countdown clock slipped down to three months. I couldn’t have imagined that this is where I’d be when I began the journey in September. We have gone through two transitions from summer to fall, from fall to winter together. Before any of us realizes it, the earth will turn again and it will be springtime. Time goes on, and it’s pointless to wait for the right moment to begin the journey – so just start. If you’ve begun keep on moving because this is a marathon, not a sprint, it doesn’t matter how fast you are – what matter is that you JUST KEEP MOVING!

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I hope this post finds you well and that you are feeling the full force of your personal power. You can light up the room, you can change your life. I promise.