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habit vs will power and weight loss

I lost 50 lbs during covid lock down! not 5, not 15, but five – zero, 50 lbs. I can’t even believe it myself. So if you are amazed, I understand. One of the “secrets” is building healthy habits rather than looking to will power of singular actions to deliver results. I have tried Whole30 […]

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weight loss, covid, and faith

Yesterday was Sunday and I led worship and preached in person. Before church, I posted about my weight loss journey. I wanted to say that in the context of coronavirus, most people might have gained weight. The reason I posted about my weight loss journey on a Sunday morning, and on my social media accounts, […]

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getting healthy and self love

Getting healthy takes time and effort. But it wasn’t until I loved myself and cared about myself that I started losing weight and keeping it off. I used to go on a diet looking forward to eating things I was depriving myself in order to lose weight. But I don’t do diets any more. I […]

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overcoming obstacles about running

A week ago, I ran 5 miles for the first time ever in my life! I am not sure whether I had a physical or mental block, but I haven’t been able to run since the 5 mile run a week ago. It seemed too hard. I felt too sore. I felt too weak. I […]

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life after a 5 mile run…

Since running my first 5 mile ever last Friday, I haven’t wanted to run at all. I am new to running, so didn’t know how fast I should increase my runs. I went from 3.9 mile run to 5 mile run in a week. which, given I wasn’t running much at all ever in my […]