Monthly Archives: July 2012

Get serious then Start!

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Starting is the not the hardest part to changing your body! Getting serious is the hardest part!!! I have a neighbor/friend who has finally gotten serious about changing her body. She wants to get in shape and eat better and get stronger and look better. She has wanted these things since I met her 8 [...]

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Asking

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  I always laugh, inwardly, when people I know exclaim…. “Geeze Mary, how can you eat this or that or drink this or that and never gain weight??” “I wish I could eat like that!!!” People seem to think that I am somehow different to them. That I am super super disciplined all the time [...]

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Asking is the 1st step

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This is me (Kellie) before and after changing my dietSince I started eating clean I’m looking leaner and overall healthier.  I feel great too.  A lot of friends, neighbors and people I see occasionally are asking me questions.  The gal who does my nails is overweight and began a long conversation about health recently.  I [...]

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Beach Days

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I have just arrived back from Ireland and the UK where they are having their wettest summer in a long time. June actually had the most rain ever recorded in the month of June over there….. it was just unbelievable! I was very much looking forward to returning to our lovely SoCal climate and was [...]

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My Snake-Skin Heels

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Plain and Solid There are few adjectives to describe my fashion sense: Plain and Solid. Plain, as in plain one-colored t-shirts, jeans with rips on the bottom, (because of my “stout” stature), flip-flops, and my hair is always up.   When we decided to book a photo-shoot for this blog, Mary suggested we wear dresses. WTH??? [...]

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Life is About Choices..Part 2 ~ K

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You can win a 6and6plus2 gym bag! Read to see how…     I shared my cop mantra last week..”Life is about choices and you are at a crossroads.” I would tell everyone in the back of the police car this same thing. Most people would yell profanity but some would agree that they needed [...]

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Things get bad before they get better

“The Day Mom Gave up Yelling at her Kids”!!!! My oldest boy, Ethan, has Autism. I used to always wish I was more of a patient person, and as always, God got the last laugh on that one…… he sent me Ethan!  Boy , oh boy, has this journey with him tested my patience.  I [...]

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The Switch

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The Switch by Colleen Ringa (our first guest writer) Judgmental vegetarians are the worst.  They are one of several reasons I think I resisted being a vegetarian for so long.  Add to that list bacon, being a burdensome dinner guest, bacon, fear of an imbalanced diet, and bacon, and it’s a wonder I ever took [...]

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4th of July in June!

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Fourth of July in June! By Kellie: My neighborhood is very unique.  We all like each other, have kids the same age and have so much fun!  Most of the 10 families will be gone for the 4th of July so we celebrated early!  The best part is the bike parade…fireworks are okay, but the [...]

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Are YOU ready to take the plunge??

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The decision to actually get started on a fitness  program is the prelude to actually doing it!!! The hardest part of getting started….is yes, you know it,……. actually getting yourself to the gym, park, friend’s garage, running track or wherever your journey is going to start. The weeks and months of thinking about it, buying [...]

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