Author Archives: PurplePearls

About PurplePearls

PurplePearls started writing a transformation blog to chronicle her weight loss journey which began when she joined the Mindful Bodies 12 week Fit Mind Fit Body program. She shares her hopes, fears and experiences as she journeys to lose 160 pounds.

Marking Time…Now Let’s Press Forward

Have you ever heard the term marking time? It is a military term for marching in place. I learned the term in marching band, where our director would yell “Mark time, mark”! In order and precision, every foot would lift … Continue reading

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Watch Out for the Creeps!

It has been a couple of months and I find that wellness, being healthy, maintaining weight and practicing fitness has become a real part of my lifestyle. I no longer think of it as an option, but a necessity. Like … Continue reading

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Whether the Weather

Whether it is snow, rain, blazing hot or some other weather that keeps us in the house, there is an opportunity to get off track with eating being confined in the house. I find that when I am inside, unless … Continue reading

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S.M.A.R.T Resolutions for 2017

Happy New Year! I made it! Not only did I make it into the new year, I was hanging on for a last minute push towards my weight loss goals for last year. I actually lost 51 pounds! I was … Continue reading

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

Boy, there is a lot of food floating around during this time of year. Keeping the skills in play, the sabotaging thoughts under control and old habits from creeping in has been a challenge. I had no idea it would … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

I never noticed just how much food is consumed over the holidays. There is food out there I never remembered being a problem before. I guess that is because I was eating and indulging without a care in the world. … Continue reading

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Put A Bow On It

It’s amazing what can be done in a year. How many times have we put something off for a later date? Then we start it, we think to ourselves, man, I could have done this a long time ago. In … Continue reading

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Vacay Maylay

In the previous blog “And the Winner Is…”, I started describing that right after Thanksgiving I took a few days off to rest, relax and rejuvenate. One of my first thoughts were to pack workout clothes and check out the … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is…

I feel as though I have emerged from the ashes after an intense battle with a formidable opponent. All of the noise from battle is gone and it is just me, staring out into the distance. I am looking over … Continue reading

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Battle Zone: Prepare the Troops, Thanksgiving is Advancing

Troops, we have arrived. The Battle of Thanksgiving is before us. In just 3 more days, a feast may be laid on tables across the land (no doubt dripping in greasy, buttery, syrupy sweetness). In that moment, we must choose … Continue reading

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