No one wants to hear the words, “Multiple Sclerosis” come out of their doctor’s mouth. But, we all love to hear success stories from those who decided not to let a diagnosis rule their lives. Nora Gocking was a 350 pound, 34 year old, mother of two when she was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple… Continue reading The Not Today, MS Podcast!
You may think I always cook in my spotless kitchen, while wearing a silk dress and heels, in full hair and makeup, posing just like this because it's so natural 😂. But you would be wrong. So very wrong. I had to have my husband snap this picture of me while we were out and… Continue reading Expectation versus reality
I was struggling for a blog post today... I have several things in my drafts that I've been working on/praying through, but nothing was coming together. Then today, as I scrolled through my facebook memories, this post from two years ago today caught my eye... This was 18 months post diagnosis, 180 pounds lost, and… Continue reading FREE!
***DISCLAIMER*** I'm not a doctor. I am not any kind of replacement for your doctor's advice. This is my personal experience and hopefully by reading it, you will know what questions to ask your doctor. Whatever you do, get a doctor you TRUST and ask all the questions you want. Their expertise is invaluable. Also,… Continue reading “Lose 50 pounds in a month!”
People love a good weight loss success story. They love to read about a magic diet or pill or surgery accompanied by a knock out before and after photo. The first thing they ask is "how did you do it?" And what they actually want to hear is something simple like "I just increased my… Continue reading The secret to my success
Dear girl at the gym at 5:30 am on a weekday, Good for you! I'm so glad to see you here! Congratulations on making a healthy decision for yourself this morning! I know just how hard it is to drag yourself out of bed this early. Your brand-new Nike shorts are super cute, but you… Continue reading Gym Observations in January
First, this is hilarious. And I promise, someday I'll stop talking about the marathon... but, it's time to talk recovery. I read several articles about what to do in recovery. How your body reacts after you ask it to run 26.2 miles. How you go through a bit of a let down. How it's much… Continue reading Recovery
Sometimes I forget how we used to look... how we used to feel... how tiring it was just to walk up the stairs or bend over and pick up something off the floor. But when these people pop up, it all comes back to me. Here's the thing... no matter how we look or how… Continue reading How far we’ve come…
I love summer. For so many reasons. The sun, the warm weather. Swimming. But most of all, I love the fresh produce at incredibly cheap prices! The best is when friends or neighbors share the bounty of their gardens, but we love visiting the farmers market or getting local fruits and veggies at our grocery… Continue reading Fruit Bowl
Dear 33-year-old me, Hi there, friend. I see you standing there, forcing a smile with that precious 8 year old girl of yours and all I want to do is sit down with you and have a chat. You're carrying a huge burden. Or rather, lots of huge burdens. You're still struggling to forgive your… Continue reading Dear 33-year-old me