Friday, August 17, 2012


For a very long time I have wanted to do a weekly post on people, places, products - ANYTHING that inspires or helps me to stay on course.  Those things that light a fire under me and keep me going.  Today I am finally turning my vision into reality!

This week, these are the things that LIT MY FIRE!!!

JONATHAN on Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition.  Weighing in at 543 lbs. at the beginning of his journey, Jonathan lost an AMAZING 270 lbs. in one year - while working full time AND being a dedicated husband and father.  The support that his family gave him was a  thing of beauty (seriously, those little boys coaching and training their Daddy...too cute).  Jonathan's story made me believe that ANYTHING is possible, regardless of what others may say.  THANKS JONATHAN!

I can't live without these...I bought them on a 10 for 10 deal at the local supermarket and have been loving them ever since.  So many flavors to choose from - the Sweet Chili are my current favorite savory snack - the Chocolate are my current favorite sweet snack.  YUM!

HOLLY @ 300 POUNDS DOWN.  Holly's story is amazing - it is the story of a woman who fought through pain, disappointment, anxiety and depression to become the woman she KNEW was there inside.  I respect the hell out of her for making the decision to do whatever it took to get healthy - to be there for her kids, and to survive.  Her blog is fantastic and when I need a boost, I always get it there!

In honor of the four year anniversary of her life changing plane crash, I would be remiss if I did not include Stephanie Nielson this week.  This post sums it up for me: Life goes on - and it is beautiful.  God will heal us -  if we let him - through him ANYTHING is possible.  She is a constant reminder to me of the beauty of life and the amazing love and power of our Heavenly Parents!

This site, and it the app, are to die for. I know there are other similar programs out there - I have probably tried them - but this is the one I have found to be the easiest to work with.  I love it!  If you use this app, friend me!!!  Especially if you are in my area and have great routes you want to share!

And of course, these wackadoos ALWAYS inspire me. They are my EVERYTHING!

Fall 2011


  1. Weight loss stories inspire me too! Just gotta keep working at it.

  2. LOVE Quakes - the sea salt and black pepper ones are my fave!