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laughter, happiness

things we show

when everything goes right

tears, sadness

things we hide

when everyone else thinks things are right

show me all

I want to know

when everything is wrong

when everything is right

why hide

when I am right here

give me your good

give me your bad

I can take it

I know what it is

Don’t feel lost

I’ll hold your hand


© MGA 2017


Quotes 7/22/17

Whew it’s hot!! Stay cool today but try to do something fun too!!


Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.

Orson Scott Card


People are the same

No mater where they are

no mater what





how can we be

so divided by Impression given

because of color


or creed

we have the same color

when we bleed

we cry the same tears

when we grieve

we are the same

you and me

don’t rush to judge

by a first sight

Quotes 5/9/17

We made it through Monday….yay!!! We’re on a roll…let’s keep it going!!!


All great truths begin as blasphemies.

George Bernard Shaw

Quote 4/1/17

Have a happy April’s fool day!!!


Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Aldous Huxley

Quotes 3/16/17

Hope your week is going amazing!! Stay warm!!


Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.

Louisa May Alcott

New Year, life, happiness and a continuation of a better me

So as you all know I have not been posting a lot this past month. The holidays, family, and me revaluating me. I refuse to make New Year’s resolutions because…let’s be honest…no one ever keeps their New Year’s resolution. So instead of doing that I am reiterating the goal I intend to achieve: I am going to improve my eating habits, continue to do the exercising that I have been doing, and I am going to lose the weight I have left to lose.

In the last month I have discovered that when I made a decision not to allow people to control what I do or how I choose to live…I have started to live what really seems to be a better life. And as much as I hate to admit it because I hate to see people  care about unhappy, I am actually happier and a lot calmer. I am glad that I no longer ( or at least most of the time) allow certain people to get under my skin. My holidays went a lot smoother then in years past.  Does that mean I don’t go around my family or want to talk to them? No it just means I know how to manage myself and not worry about what everyone thinks or says.Thank goodness I made the choice I did 11 years ago.

A few things I want to accomplish this year…more goals then resolutions…just have to put my best foot forward:

  • continue to improve my health with my fitness goals
  • continue to pay down any debt we have (extra on house payment)
  • manage myself better
  • be a better parent especially now that my kids are teenagers
  • be a better wife 🙂

Overall, I think this year is going to be a great one. I think it will be a little challenging in some areas but I know we will be able to do it. I know I will be doing more for myself to improve me and help my kids and husband do well for themselves. WE will accomplish what we set our minds to do. So here is to the first step…we will be great!!




Quotes 11/9/16

Regardless of who has won, we have to as a nation come together. Let’s accept what the results are and continue with our lives and hope we can be a nation once again as a whole.


We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fitness Challenge Week 19 and Monthly Check in 10/26

Ok I did not reach my goal for the month but I did not gain anything extra (even with all the cake and other not so healthy things) that’s all that counts at this moment. I really wanted to be at 168 by the end of the month but you know what it I ok. I am not going to stress about it. Because you know why? I know what I have to do and I know I will do it. I am going to keep my goal at 168 and I am going to do it!!

I know I have said in other posts that weight loss is not my only goal and it’s not. I have to reset myself both mentally and physically. I have to get out of that state of mind that I go to food for any and everything. I have to remember that food is not my enemy but my state of thinking is. Not my self esteem but my laziness, my looking for the easy way to do things, my saying instead of me getting up and cooking lets go out to eat or order pizza…I will conquer this.

SO here is to next month…11/25/2016 – 168 pounds

Height: 5′ 7″

Weight: 173.8

Bust: 38 in

Waist: 32 in

Hips: 38 in

Quotes 10/13/16

Here is to a beautiful Fall day!!! Get out and have fun!!


The truth needs so little rehearsal.

Barbara Kingsolver