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God's Plan for Change in 2019

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)


My hubby and I spent a week out just to get away. We were on burnout, just absolutely spent. Rest and relaxation were just what we needed. I had to force myself to not write or create memes. That was hard. I only posted a Bible verse from my iPhone app. In the meantime, while we were at my hubby’s family Christmas gathering, I started seeing people post on social m...

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From the Desk of Charlaine: A Merry Christmas to You!

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)


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I thought I’d share a few thoughts with you about Christmas this year as I look over at our pencil Christmas tree. If you remember from an previous blog post, I couldn’t handle putting up our larger, fluffier tree due to Christmas blues, i.e. lingering grief. So I bought an Alpine pencil tree that is shorter and a bit scruffy in compar...

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Get the Most Out of Your Workout During the Holiday Season

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (1)


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So you got the candy tax from your kids—or nieces and nephews if you don’t have kids of your own. Feel like you scored big time? Watch out! You are just starting the “gain-the-most-weight-season” which runs now through New Year’s Day. Family and friends lovingly offer us food too good to pass up. O...

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Encore Post: Break Free from the Diet Hype!

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)


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This blog post previously appeared on Totally Fit 4 Life's website in late 2015. All work is my own.


By now, you have probably given up or restarted your weight loss efforts. You've gone on several diets that failed, tried weight loss supplements or other "miracles" just to sink a ton of money into a co...

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What Will It Take For You to Meet Your Goals?

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)



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I had a recent conversation with a young working mom who has preschoolers. She recently began full-time hours at work, so her more aggressive workouts had to take a backseat to her busy life. She eats healthy, low-calorie foods, which has helped her keep extra pounds off, but her desk job ...

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Encore post: Biggie Size It?

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


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This Encore! post first appeared on Totally Fit 4 Life's website in 2016. I have updated and expanded it.Since it is my own work, I am free to reuse it.


A few months ago, I had been sick and put on a few extra pounds, so I went shopping for some comfy clothes in a larger size. Fibro makes everything hurt, so clothin...

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Fall Insights 2018

Posted on August 8, 2018 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)



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Right now, I imagine you are still mowing the lawn on a hot day and the kids are splashing in the pool. I've been working in my garden, enjoying the great produce God has supplied all summer. But we all know Fall is on it's way. The stores make sure we know so we can get those back-to-school discounts!


Looking Forward

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Back on Track: Recovering from Setbacks

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


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I went cycling on a local trail with my hubby this past weekend. The ride started off tough for the first 3 to 4 miles. My legs burned badly. “Stop it!” they screamed. But I pushed through anyway and the burn went away. Walking 1 to 3 miles a day is good, but doesn’t help me stay in shape. Cycling f...

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Re-Focusing Our Mirrors: Implement a New Set of Principles

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)


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I remember her well. She came into my office for help losing weight. She was 20-ish with about 60 pounds to lose. As we talked, I learned from her that she wanted to please her boyfriend. He wanted her to look model-perfect. She was desperate to lose the weight so she could have the body he wanted. So much so, that she was sta...

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Encore post: Eat Tight, Eat Right

Posted on July 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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This post originally appeared on Totally Fit 4 Life's blog July 8, 2015. All work is my own.


This post is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your medical provider before trying any new diet plan.


There is always a new diet coming out, isn’t there? Paleo, Keto, Military, intermittent ...

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