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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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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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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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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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