Forgiving the Fat Girl

Forgiving the Fat Girl

As I journeyed down this road of recovering from food addiction, I encountered a lot of things I didn't expect. What I'm going to share with you is one of the things I'm still working through. It's fresh and it's hard. Shame is hard to shake. It shows up every single time I look at a picture from over a year ago. I see the fat girl. She seems to cry out every single time I look at her, "Save me." I feel the hot rush of emb ...

Freedom Tastes Better GIVEAWAY #2

Freedom Tastes Better GIVEAWAY #2

We are hosting our second Freedom Tastes Better Giveaway! We are in the home stretch of the 31-day challenge and want to encourage you in your journey to a new you in a new year. Part of choosing freedom and moving toward a healthier version of you is MOVING. So this is our "Get Moving Giveaway!" Check out what we're giving away: Here's what's included in our giveaway:A Fitbit Charge Wireless A ...

A Living Sacrifice

Sacrifice is a tough word in our culture. When the writers of the Bible penned this word, it meant something entirely different. In our culture, we view sacrifice at times as giving up a trip to Starbucks or some other comfort in order to choose something else. In Biblical culture, sacrifice meant the loss of life. A transaction to cover the penalty for disobeying the law. Something gave its very life away. All of its life. The Greek word means "v ...

Freedom Tastes Better GIVEAWAY!

Freedom Tastes Better GIVEAWAY!

We are excited to announce our first Freedom Tastes Better Challenge Giveaway! When you're making healthier choices, you need new kitchen tools. So, we've put together a bundle of awesomeness for your kitchen. Here's what's included in the Kitchen Bundle Giveaway: A Kamenstein 20-jar revolving spice rack that incudes free spice refills--because eating well deserves to have some flavor. ($40 value) A Cupanion glass water bottle with ...

As You Are

I think it's important for me to tell you something today. Lean in. This is vital. Do you know how much you are loved? As you are. You are loved.  There. I said it. Now, I know you probably don't really believe that it's true. If you're anything like me, you have a long list of the things you'd like to change about yourself. You'd like different hair, smaller pants, fewer wrinkles, less flabby arms, bigger biceps. Ok, just some biceps. I'd also ...

Freedom Tastes Better Challenge

It’s about that time. You know, the time you promise yourself you’re going to have a different kind of start to the year. You’re going to get your health under control. That’s what I said to myself year after year after year. And I always failed. Until this past January. Something was different this time around. For several months I wrestled with God about what I knew He was calling me to do. I knew my relationship with food w ...

Will There Be Enough Room?

I don't exactly know when it started. I would imagine it was when I was small because I don't remember a time when it wasn't a thought. At the age of 41, I still struggle with it--this whole business of being enough. Smart enough. Strong enough. Funny enough. Skinny enough. Productive enough. Just enough. I don't think I'm probably alone in this line of thinking. It seems like it plagues us and follows us around at inopportune moments. Moments li ...

Put a Little Lent in Your Life

“Hey, Granny. You’ve got something on your forehead,” my youngest brother harassed in our family’s typical snarky tone. My Granny just smiled at him and stuck out her tongue. She was just as feisty as the rest of us. The whole exchange was unusual. Not because of the sarcastic banter, but because my 78-year old, chain-smoking Granny who had both Prince and Barry Manilow in her tape deck had ashes on her forehead. Her name was Lola and whil ...

The Joy of Shenanigans

It was one of those days. You know the ones. Where you want to scream if one more thing does not go as planned or if there is one more outburst from the kid or if one more ring of the phone has someone adding something to your responsibilities.I honestly don’t even remember how it all began or what all of the actual events of the day were, but it was constant. One thing after another.Daughter’s lost lunch box.My forgotten phone.Trip home to re ...