by Stacey Utley

Oh, Monday

Call me crazy, but I LOVE Mondays! It is my favorite day of the week. I have never understood why Monday always gets a bad wrap... * It's a fresh start * It's a chance to set a new tone for the rest of the week * It's a great day to be alive So... Happy Monday! You...

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What’s In Your Way?

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.  ~ Jordan Belfort Enough with the excuses. Get out of your own way. What is it that is holding you back? Is it fear of failure? Is it fear...

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Perfection Is Overrated

I have this idea in my head of how things are supposed to be. How I am supposed to be. I have come to the conclusion that my ideas may not be realistic. I am always striving for perfection in my life, striving for that "perfect" body, for those "perfect" eating...

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It’s that crazy time of year again.  New Year’s resolutions are in full force. I  have heard several people over the last few days say they want to lose a certain number of pounds by Valentine’s Day.  Today the number was 30.  THIRTY POUNDS? By Valentine’s Day? That...

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Bill Phillips was spot on when he made that statement several years ago. More than half of American adults today are overweight or outright obese.  I get that people use food as a drug. It makes you feel good. It numbs whatever "it" is. It is a sense of control, in a...

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Stick With The Originals

We’ve all been approached by a friend, a family member, or even a stranger at the supermarket wanting to share the newest and greatest lotion, potion, or pill that will cure whatever is ailing us. I would dare say that weight-loss products are the number one top...

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Hi there! I'm Stacey. Welcome to our blog. My goal here is to share my experiences and the things I have learned over the years - things that have worked - and things that haven't. I hope to inspire and uplift others who struggle with some of the same things I do....

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Extraordinary magic

is woven through

ordinary life,

look around.

Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.

There are no shortcuts. Work hard, be patient, consistent and never give up.