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September 4, 2012 by Lissa

Today’s to-do for Mindful September is to write a list of things that make you happy. Sometimes we all need a little reminder, right? I now present to you {in no particular order}… my happy list!  mountains sunshine my kids and foster baby my husband my family trees coffee candy photography margaritas chickens the bunkhouse […]

July 25, 2012 by Lissa

Good morning, friends! It’s not much of a surprise that I have sort of lost my way on this whole fitness and weight loss journey. I could have a million excuses, but mainly I think it all boils down to the fact that I GOT LAZY! My life has been filled with change lately – […]

June 6, 2012 by Lissa

Wow, it has been a loooooong time since I wrote here. *Blowing off the dust* I am excited for this challenge! I have an awesome partner *hey, Misty!* and am off to a good start! I have started using MyFitnessPal to log my foods and it is a really great app. One of my favorites! […]

February 29, 2012 by Lissa

Wow, that challenge just FLEW by. I started off great, slacked off a bit in the middle, and finished strong. Today’s weigh-in was 218… which I believe is 11.8 lbs lighter than when I started. Not too bad! I haven’t been working out like I should, but I have taken some huge leaps with my […]

January 10, 2012 by Lissa

On Saturday, I had almost a full week of following my eating plan to perfection. I was on a roll. In a groove. Not wanting to shove every carb in sight in my face. The weekend was packed… a foster care class, which included getting home late on Friday night and 10 hours of instruction […]

January 4, 2012 by Lissa

{my fitness goals are here & my life goals are here} Oh, yes I am. I actually started my eating plan on Monday, the 2nd, for the fact that I anticipated having hangover munchies on New Year’s Day. I have had 2 perfect days with very little sugar or carbs. I’m quite proud of myself, […]

January 1, 2012 by Lissa

Hello, dear weight loss blog. How I’ve missed you. I have been avoiding you, in case you couldn’t tell! It’s January 1st, 2012. A new year, a new chance. A lot of people think resolutions are ridiculous, but I view them as hope and change. I love resolutions and this year, I plan to do […]

December 20, 2011 by Lissa

This boy. This little, blue-eyed boy with a BIG heart. He steals MY heart. His wish this Christmas is not for an iPod, Pokemon, or Legos. The one item on his Christmas list? WATER. To raise $10,000 for clean, safe water for 500 people. It takes a village, friends. Can you help? Will you help? […]

December 13, 2011 by Lissa

It’s been a almost two months since I last posted here, so obviously my guilty pleasure is NOT blogging. Maybe it’s my obsession with magazines? I get so excited when a new issue of Real Simple or US Weekly arrives in my mailbox. For real. Or possibly my addiction to Pinterest? I could admit that […]

October 25, 2011 by Lissa

We finally got to our 5K yesterday after the kids got out of school! I know, I know, I organized the freakin’ race and I can’t even get it done on the actual race day? Fail! Turns out we were visiting my husband at the rig, you know, in the middle-of-nowhere. Which is fine, because […]