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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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What You Talkin Bout Willis?

Gary Coleman was famous for his cute chubby cheeks as one of the cast members, Arnold, on Different Strokes. His brother on the show was named Willis and whenever Willis would say something where Arnold would take exception to the … Continue reading

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Hey, There’s the Finish Line

I have never been in a race, but I can imagine this is what it feels like to cross the line. I completed the 12 week Fit Mind Fit Body program! I feel such a sense of accomplishment right now. … Continue reading

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Calories and Planning and Consumption, Oh My!

Almost the end of the 12 week Fit Mind Fit Body program. Weeks 11 and 12 lesson is Monitor Your Calorie Consumption. A few weeks ago I said that planning was the hardest lesson. I think this may be the … Continue reading

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I’ve Fallen and…I Will Get Back Up

Only 2 weeks left in the 12 week Fit Mind Fit Body program. Man, that went fast. The week 10 lesson is Get Back on Track – Right Away. In the previous post “No Matter What? Really?”, I touched on … Continue reading

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Special Edition: Class Reunion

I have been out of high school for 22 years and we have never had a class reunion. We have made attempts but we have not gotten there until this year. I have always been comfortable in my skin and … Continue reading

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No Matter What? Really?

We had a week off with a holiday and only 3 weeks left in the 12 week Fit Mind Fit Body program. Time is moving quickly which gives me even more motivation to stick with it, because time will go … Continue reading

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