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.

Battle Plans: Arming Yourself for the Holidays

This will be my first year entering the holidays with weight management in mind. The previous years were spent in gluttonous agony, eating, not a care in the world and feeling miserably stuffed trying to fit every single dish on … Continue reading

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Caught Myself Slippin’

I am going to be honored with a national award at my job. It is a big deal and I am honored that they are rewarding my hard work and efforts. I recently blogged about my goal to consistently stay … Continue reading

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Believe in Your Own Unbelievable

Have you ever accomplished a goal or done something you didn’t think you could then thought that is unbelievable? Mannnnn, I just worked out 5 times in one week! I have NEVER done that. I went to a Monday 5:30 … Continue reading

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I’m Leaving You for Someone Else!

Weight management is becoming a real part of my daily life. I flipped the script on old habits and everything that used to be so important now evolves around weight management. I have exercise classes and personal training built into … Continue reading

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Why Hello Wardrobe

In the blog “The Day I Crossed My Legs Again”, I was reflecting on things I could do that I didn’t know were lost or missing because I had gained weight. I alluded to the fact that crossing my legs … Continue reading

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Special Edition: Hurricane Party

Have you ever heard the term “hurricane party”? Well, I grew up in Eastern NC where I have seen and rode out my fair share of hurricanes. For us, it was the preparation of having batteries, supplies, water and securing … Continue reading

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So Close I Can Almost Taste It

You know the old saying that something is “so close I can almost taste it”? That is how I feel about getting under 300 pounds. I am right there. I am at 302.7. I am still going nice and slow. … Continue reading

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The Day I Crossed My Legs Again

I don’t know how many women have been the “big girl” and “thick” in many places. I have been that thick girl for years and years. The outside has never made me, although my outside is fabulous and fluffy. I … Continue reading

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Party Like It’s 1999

My blog name PurplePearls came, in part, from my love of all things purple. I have always loved it, even as a child. One of my great life finds was my first set of purple colored pearls. Being a southern … Continue reading

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Going Away Breakfast, Going Away Lunches AND Welcome Snacks

What a sticky course to navigate! You cannot take a person that has eaten everything sweet, sticky, fattening and greasy, then give them a free ticket to eat on someone else’s dime. I used to think that. As I transitioned … Continue reading

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