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40 Days! It is amazing what you can learn in 40 days! I began a journey of extremely clean eating, (non processed, gluten, dairy, sugar, junk free). Do I feel restricted?  NOT AT ALL!! How do I feel? Absolutely amazing.  I wish I had, had the sense or where with all to do this when I was 20 instead of now and honestly I may have never have needed weight loss surgery or have developed diabetes, high blood pressure, RA, Fibromyalgia or any of these other lovely things that I did but that has not been the case. That was not my story, this is and I thank God for it because it could have been so much worse.  God opened an wonderful door for me and in doing so has allowed me to gain control of these diseased through research.  Food is so healing, I believe that with everything in me, it can ether be your biggest enemy you it can be your eh… medication for lack of better terms.  I know that at the point I was at in my life I never could have achieved this without my “tool” but I also know tha…
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Month 7
I’ve decided for now that this maybe the best place for my monthly updates. Honestly, these are mostly for me and for me to be able to look back in anyway. I think this month has been the most significant for me yet in so many ways. With everything going on in the crazy world I worked from home for 8 weeks which is a VERY long time. My fibromyalgia pain kick into full gear and meds are just not an option for me. The side effects are not worth it. I sat down on a Thursday or Friday night and began digging for something/ anything that could help. I came across a video blog that spoke about fibro pain being linked to gluten, dairy, soy, sugar and artificial sweeteners. Lightbulb 💡💡 moment! For the past 6 months we have been throwing around the thought that I could be gluten and dairy intolerant because of all the stomach issues. Honestly I’ve thought this for years just not enough to do anything about it. I watched all of her videos and proceeded to buy and read 2 books that we…
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"Beauty from Ashes" (no pun intended)


March 2017
Little did I realize it but 2017 was "the" year for me I was in the best physical shape of my life and probably the healthiest I had ever been.  I worked hard and we were playing even harder.  I was getting up ever morning an at the ummm, well it was a parking lot, but anyway I was working out with a great group of ladies and an amazing instructor 4 days a week by 5 am.  It was hard but I loved it.  Donnie and I and even sometimes the kids were hiking in the evening and especially on the weekends.  We did a big camping trip that Summer with the boys in places we had never been and hiked our way across Oklahoma, kinda.  It was amazing!
40th Birthday in September 2017
  That following winter I began to have some weird aches and pains but pushed through.  I had began to gain weight despite everything I had been doing.  This was hard. Which made moving hard and eventually I got to I couldn’t get up and work out every morn…
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Body, Mind & Spirit 2013
As 2012 came to a close and 2013 approached I felt a tugging that I should set some God-center goals for my life for this upcoming year. Then I was reminded of Proverbs 29:18~Where there is no vision, the people will perish and I knew that there was no way I was going into this year without a God given plan. So after some nudging from God and much prayer God has laid out some wonderful stuff for me this year. This doesn't include goals for my family or my marriage as I believe that those should be done with my family and my husband.
My Body!
I will lose 50 pounds over the next 12 months. (I am down 18.2 as of today but they don't count, that was 2012!)I will participate in some sort of exercise at least 4 days per week. (My body and my mind need this)I will continue to eat healthy and drink enough water on a daily basis.
My Mind!
I will read a good solid book at least once per month. I will blog/journal often and openly.  It is my release and I want to …
Happy New Year!
I just wanted to take a few minutes to wish everyone a very blessed New Year! I can't believe it has been 6 months since I have put anything on here, wow.  Well it is a New Year and can we say it is time for some changes.  I am working on something pretty big to put on here but for now I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  Love Ya!!
Peculiar
1 Peter 2:9-But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
God has really been dealing with me about this scripture lately and I must admit up until the last few days I have really struggled with this. I mean seriously who wants to be different? 
Last night my husband & I were talking and I looked at him and said we are what they consider radical & peculiar aren't we.  He lovingly looked at me & said yes dear but it could really be much worse.  I then told him that I was okay with that because at least I know that I know that I will be making heaven my home.  He said well some one's outlook has gotten better.  I then told him that Monday morning when I went into the store to get a Coke that and elderly man literally poked fun at me to his buddies about me always having a skirt on.  It really did pierce my soul, I…
The Heart!
A few weeks back a very good friend(whom also has a blog) & I decided that we would start writing on our blogs together.  She did, I couldn't find I thought to share. Well I had thoughts but decided that they were probably way to intimate, to close to my heart to share with the world.  I have now decided that God has called us to share those things with the world.  We are to do all that we can to compell the world to want what he has to offer, right?
 Today I really just want to share my what is on my heart.  First of all if you know me or have followed me for any length of time you know that I have walked though some dark places the last few years.  I walked in places that I was sure I would never be able to return from.  I want the world to know that I am back. 
For a long time I was very timid, almost broken.  I am not broken, God did not call me to be broken nor timid he gave me the authority over everything that comes against me.  I have grasp this like never…