Healthy Living Freed Me From Death

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Today, I've got a post over on Health Living Blogs titled: "Healthy Living Freed Me From Death." Here's an excerpt: As a 455 pound twenty-something, the life you live is really not much of a life at all. Imagine trying to haul hundreds of excess weight up from a seated position. Or up the stairs. Or into a restaurant and trying to find a place to sit that is large enough for you. The amount of weight that I was hovering at is not something Continue Reading

Sunday Snippets


Wow. Another weekend has come and gone! I've had a very "blah" weekend, which was quite appreciated. Just hanging out at home. Floated around the pool yesterday, and cleaned the floors. My pup promptly tracked mud in the house. Awesome. First and foremost, thank you so much for the amazing support you showed me (as always) after my latest post about my negative perception of my body, and changing it by recording a video of my workout. I want Continue Reading

Jacket + Jeans


It may still feel like summer outside, but everywhere you turn right now, fall fashion is reigning. Fall is probably my favorite season, and I love that you can layer lots of things, use great textures, and still incorporate summer colors in smaller doses. Here's an outfit I'm looking forward to creating this fall. The premise: Pair your yearlong-appropriate dark wash trouser jeans with a colorful or printed tunic from summer with a modern Continue Reading

Epic Meltdown, and a Pick-Me-Up


Oh, friends. I try to be as positive as possible. To say that I'm proud of my progress (and I am) and to not get frustrated with myself. I am not sorry for my actions or efforts. I stand firm behind them. It doesn't mean I'm always rainbows and unicorns. Today, I was on a local CBS affiliate's morning show with my friend Heather. We were talking about a blog we write along with 4 other women, HerKentucky. I was feeling stylin'. I thought my Continue Reading

August 1 – Ideeli Plus Picks


Today (August 1), flash sale site ideeli is having a plus size sale. For those unfamiliar with the site, there is a new set of sales each day. All items are first come, first served, and the sales expire about 72 hours after they begin. I get lots and lots of clothes and accessories from ideeli - here's a link to all the posts with ideeli in them. Here are my top picks from today's sale. Love... Ady colorblock dress, $39.99 Seven7 bootcut Continue Reading