Plus-Size Woman Wears Bikini in Miami; World Does Not End

"It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes." ~Sally Field ...more
I loved this!  You looked great! Gives me inspiration to keep on my path of living healthier!  ... more

I Left BlogHer '13 Feeling Like a Loser, but Maybe I'm Just on My Own Path

I left BlogHer '13 feeling like a loser. This was not the fault of the hardworking women who organized and led the event. BlogHer is the world's largest blogging conference for women and I felt quite privileged to have had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for this year's event, which was held July 25-27. The breakout sessions were informative and to call the keynote speakers inspiring would be an understatement. I was in awe of the confidence of Ree Drummond (better known as the Pioneer Woman) and can't count how many times she made me laugh out loud. ...more
I loved your post!  I was not able to make the conference this year but am hopeful to make it ... more

Can't Make It to BlogHer '13? Join BlogHer at Home!

We know there are a lot of you who can't make it to BlogHer '13, but we don't want you to miss out on everything! I look forward to connecting with you on Twitter, but there's more to BlogHer at Home -- like giveaways! ...more
I wanted to be able to attend this year but am going to have to wait until next year!  I blog at ... more

BlogHers & Oklahoma Tornadoes: How to Help

[Updated 12:19 p.m. PST to reflect revised information. --Grace] BlogHers are pouring out their hearts and their efforts for the victims of the devasting tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday. As of 12 noon EDT on Tuesday, local authorities are reporting 24 people -- including children -- lost their lives when the twister hit the Oklahoma City suburb.[Updated 12:19 p.m. PST to reflect revised information. --Grace] BlogHers are pouring out their hearts and their efforts for the victims of the devasting tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday. As of 12 noon EDT on Tuesday, local authorities are reporting ...more
The cutest little rent house ever is north of the storm damaged area by several miles so we have ... more

Good Book!

Today was a very warm day here in Green Country.  My neighbors have turned on their air conditioners kind of pretty hot day.  I however am not ready for all of that and opened my windows and let the breeze blow through.  It was still sort of hot but the breeze felt good and smelled like fresh cut grass.  I love the smell of fresh cut grass.  Now tomorrow we are expecting to have a freeze or at least be pretty cold!...more
@meghansde I will have to check that study out as well!    Welcome to the world of blogging!!  I ... more

Big Girls DO Work Out: The Plus Size Princess Fitness Challenge!

I was 12 years old when I found out I was fat. I say "found out" because I was truly unaware. I stepped on the scale in my pediatrician's office and she moved that big black box to one set of numbers... then another. I climbed onto the doctor's table, feeling the nevereneding roll of tissue paper crinkle beneath me. Instead of continuing with my physical, my doctor launched into a speech about my weight. ...more
This is awesome!!  I am blogging about this sort of thing as well -I have had to learn that no ... more

Hey everyone! I just joined up on BlogHer and excited to be part of the community!

Hey everyone! I just joined up on BlogHer and excited to be part of the community! ...more
Hi Kayla - Blogher is an awesome place.  I have not been here very long but am looking forward ... more

Happy New Year!

Here it is New Years Eve – Thomas and I are at home watching movies and spending the last of the holiday together.  Tomorrow is the New Year!  2013 already – again I wonder where does the time go?  It just speeds by so fast!!...more
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Zumba Fitness: Initial Thoughts

I received the game Zumba Fitness for the Wii for my birthday, and today I gave it a go for the first time.I've been meaning to set the Wii up for the entire time I have lived in my current house and we moved in about 18 months ago! I've missed Mario Kart but obviously not enough to go to the effort of plugging the scart, power and sensor wires in! I don't know why I put it off, as it didn't even take an advert break during Grand Designs to set it all up....more
I love Zumba - I really like to take the classes but will admit I am saving up my money to buy ... more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last night I was able to spend some time with my friend Janie – she and her husband are back in town for the holiday.  They are going to spend the day with her kids and have some much needed fellowship with them.  We sat on her couch and talked for hours.  Yes I stayed until 9:00 way too late- we were both yawning and trying to stay awake but kept thinking of one more thing to tell each other!  I have really missed her!  It was good for my soul to see her- they are doing well.  The business for them is growing and life is good for them. ...more
@Karen Ballum Hello Karen!  I hope your Thanksgiving was as blessed as mine! I am getting used ... more
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