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They aren’t bad, People!

They aren't bad, People!

So, first off I’m sorry if this is a little bit of a rant! I just get a little crazy when people think they can cut complete food groups out of their diet and have long term results. After trying every fad diet that there is out there, losing weight on them, only to gain it back because I deprived my body of what it physically needs to survive, and then instead of making healthy choices when I start eating that particular food group again, I have turned into a savage dog and eat anything and everything in sight. Yes, I just said savage dog. Now, back to my point. I have found for myself that I do best if I eat from all of the major food groups, ie proteins, fats, and yes carbohydrates! I have also found that I do best if I am able to eat the […]

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Shunned in my two piece?

Shunned in my two piece?

When I was a kid my big brother used to call me JYD, Junk Yard Dog, or even Junk Yard Janey. For those of you that remember WWF, that will mean something. I had forgotten about this until I read one of my old yearbooks the other day and saw where one of his friends had written that in there. He was just teasing me like siblings do but sometimes it still made me feel bad. He was and still is a pretty amazing brother, I remember when I was struggling the most with my weight that he told my mom that he wished he could take it all for me. That still means a lot to me, to this day. When I was over weight I actually kind of expected people to not treat me as well, or to judge me. This is why the story in this video […]

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Peace

Peace

Peace is something that I have been thinking about the past few days. And the reason why is kind of funny. I am 15 days out from my first figure competition and I am not nervous at all. I’m actually feeling quite peaceful about the whole thing. As I was thinking of the reason why, it came to me; I am prepared. For the last few months I have done every workout, and haven’t cheated on my meal plan even once. There is nothing more that I could have done. I don’t know what I am going to look like on stage, and I don’t know who else will be there to compete against, but for me knowing that I have done all that I can gives me peace. After that, the rest of up to my Heavenly Father. A few months ago, I was filling out a paper that […]

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Do you want a Spankin’ or a Lickin?

Do you want a Spankin' or a Lickin?

Growing up my mom was always one of my best friends. She taught me so many things that I still rely on to this day. Even though we were such good friends, I never truly appreciated all that she did as a mother until I became one myself. And even though I feel bad that I didn’t appreciate her more and thank her more as a child, it gives me comfort raising my own kids knowing that I still remember a lot of the lessons she taught me so many years ago. Here’s one of those lessons that she taught me that I will NEVER forget. Thanks Mom! Happy Mothers Day all women everywhere who have a positive influence in the life of a child.

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