Monday, March 11, 2019

Day 1 Water Fast

So.... here I am. Back on day 1 of my water fast. I've successfully completed a 4- and 3- day water fast in the last few months. Now I'm attempting an extended fast in hopes of reducing inflammation and getting control of my sugar cravings once and for all. Truly, sugar is my addiction.  That sweet junky monkey just won't get off my back. But this time, I'm ready to fight it. It won't be easy, so I plan to capture my thoughts here throughout the process.

It's 1030am CST, and I'm at the Dallas Love Field airport. I've had only one 24oz bottle of Life water so far, and I'm feeling great.  The hard part will come once I'm with coworkers that want to eat and drink everything in the evenings. My short term goal is to get through Friday night. My long term goal will be 30 days. Yes, 30 days. I want to experience the clarity and energy that I've heard about with extended fasts. Plus I want to get this waist snatched ;o) Let's see what happens.'s now 1030pm CST in Corpus Christi.  I had only water today. Roughly 64 oz thus far, but I will try and get more down overnight.  A mild headache set in this evening, much sooner than I anticipated. A sign that my body is looking for sugar. Ironically, I'm not hungry right now. More sleepy than anything else. I'm distracted, since I know I need to write, but am anxious about the day to come. Wedding plans. Car service. Other things racing through my mind. Oh well. Peace will come soon enough.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

90 days and counting... before our destination wedding!

Eeekkkkk! Only 90 days until the big day! There are only a 1000 things left to do before then... 👀

Friday, December 16, 2016

The best birthday ever! #aboutlastnight

So... my birthday was simply amazing! The outpouring of love through calls, birthday songs (in various keys of life, lol), videos, personal msgs, and of course FB (cuz it ain't official til its posted on FB! LOL!) filled my spirit yesterday and had me on the highest high! Or so I thought.... but before i get into that, I wanted to sincerely want to say thank you to everyone who took a moment to recognize me on my special day #aboutlastnight

Special thanks goes out to the brave soldiers who faced the Hawk dead on to come out and celebrate my birthday with me! A girl has to feel special when ppl come out in negative wind chills just to see you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
And special shout out to birthday girl, my cousin Tara Mingo! You make 50 look fabulous!


...still waiting to find out what happened??? I know, the suspense is killing me too! Lol!
Well... back to last night...
As the evening came to a close, Stacy stopped everything and had the house lights come on. He had the birthday girls come to the stage, and told everyone that it was a moment for everyone to offer tributes to us... then he said that he would start first...
He gave me a very sweet card titled "to my wife"...
...and the best tasting cherry ring pop in a ring box!

...but as the night wrapped up, something else magical happened...
Just when I thought life couldn't be any grander, Stacy managed to push my world over the edge! I've gotten used to his surprises, so I went with the flow...
But this was no ordinary surprise...
#aboutlastnight guessed it! The next box he pulled out had the real deal! #hewenttoEdFord #shesaidyes #weddingbellstoring #aboutlastnight

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I lost it!!!

I EARNED my "I LOST it" t-shirt!!!  Still have a ways to go, but my hourglass is making a comeback! Wanna join me? Check out for more info *big cheese*

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

day 7/90 #mindsetmotivation

Great morning fam. Slow motion is better than no motion....

#vilife #mindbodytransformation #project10wins

Monday, July 21, 2014

day 6/90 #mindsetmotivation

TGIM! Thank God It's Monday!!!

Life is way too short to sit around pondering over what "coulda, woulda, shoulda" happened. And I surely don't have the patience to wait in doubt, worrying about "what if." Rather, I'm going to take this moment to be my best self NOW! in spite of my fears of failure, my uncertainty of who will continue along the journey with me, or my ignorance of where the road less traveled will lead. Life is for the making, and it starts with taking some risks. Who's with me?

#vilife #allin

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Day 5/90 #mindsetmotivation

Who woulda thought this time last year I'd be ANTICIPATING my daily WORKOUTS? That I would get EXCITED about RUNNING a 5k over obstacles and through the MUD? That I would lock arms with so many positive, servant-driven, like-minded individuals to FIGHT AGAINST OBESITY, among adults and children alike? My life has done a complete 180! But beyond that, millions of people have been changed, simply by living their challenge!

Are you ready to change your life? Join me! There's plenty of room outside your comfort zone to make it happen. Let's get it!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Day 4/90 #mindsetmotivation

You want a healthier, toned body? Don't wait til Monday to start a new "diet!" Start changing your lifestyle TODAY! Eating and activity go hand in hand... ready to get outta your comfort zone? Inbox me.


Friday, July 18, 2014

day 3/90: post workout "mist"

That's real sweat, Chereese Bryant! It wasn't pretty (in NO way, shape, or form!), but I got thru total body. How did your morning workout go?? Let's get it, cuz!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Day 2/90 #mindsetmotivation

People willingly go above and beyond for others that will never do the same for them... Others CHOOSE to give up previous quality time with family for jobs that would fire them on a whim if the right situation came up. And yet, those same people will quickly sacrifice their own aspirations of becoming healthier, happier people in the name of staying loyal to unloyal processes...

It's never too late to dream another dream or accomplish another goal. But first you have to decide NOT to give up on you! And never quit striving towards your better self!

I'm all in; who's with me?