What a great day!!!

Now two weeks into this journey of dieting and trying (when the knee allows) to exercise and can honestly say I feel great, I’ve lost 10 pounds so far and while that might not seem like a lot with as much as I’m carrying I feel it in my face, my clothes aren’t tight and I feel amazing already, more energy and I feel accomplished and less cravings which is so nice! I’m actually eating and trying new stuff that I would have never done before, crazy and loving it. This app I’m using is really holding me accountable. If I lose what I want before the weight loss surgery I wouldn’t qualify anymore with the exception I have high blood pressure so that will still allow it. So excited for this journey!!!

Today was a good day as well for my Perfectly Posh business since our Fab and Floral catalog came out and already have my transition kit coming on Monday so going to get busy and make my samples to get out to my wonderful customers, friends and family! Then I’m super excited for our new Line called Defiant and reversing some of this aging especially around the eyes, it will be here soon! So if you would like samples of our products click on the who wants Samples link below! Can’t wait to share this with you!

Who wants Samples?


This brat

This cat. Oh my gosh he’s a brat. Do you have one of those? But I find so much joy in coming home to seeing him. About four years ago he showed up at our home. I had strict instructions from the hubby not to touch him cause we don’t know if he has diseases and don’t want to give our animals anything. Then few laters later he showed up hungry and often. It was clear his owners left him when they moved. We figured out who they were later as he kept going back to that house. We slowly let him visit more and more. Fixed up a home for him in the garage as it was so cold outside and fast forward now he sleeps inside and eats off my plate. See. Brat! Good saying is Dogs have Masters and Cats have Staff!


So this picture means so much to me

I’ve always been one of this driven people to always push the hardest at one I do. And rarely took time for me because I had a home to take care of. A challenging career which I was so blessed to get, sitting on the board for a first five program, networking meetings, and events with my own business but this is one thing that gives me some time to myself to think, to reflect, to regroup and cry if I need to. There is something so special about time alone which is something we all need and I never did a lot of when I was younger. So what do you do for you that clears your mind and soul?


Super excited

We are getting ready to launch our new extra catalog for the spring season on the 26th. Yesterday we got a sneak peek and I’m loving it. So I’ll share here too and start taking names of peeps that would love to get on my sample list. I have some samples already made from our core catalog too which means nothing leaves for the full year. My favorite so far is cheat sheets which are for under the eyes and then serum for several days. I’m loving it and my girlfriends are too. I hope you’ll give it a try!!! Nothing to lose and so much to gain! Here is our sneak peeks!

The hubby and I went to get our passport process started yesterday as I’ve earned the trip to Punta Cana. Now hoping the government doesn’t stay shut down too long otherwise it could be a problem. We needed to get them anyhow so we could go to Mexico as well. Check out these photos and don’t laugh too hard okay?? Lol

The weight loss is going well this last week. I stayed within goal. I did some exercise but not nearly what I should have but some is better than nothing right??? I feel better though I’m still having some cravings for sweets as I love my sugar. One day at a time. I find the diet app really helps to hold me accountable and keeps great track. I’ll get there.


It’s a good day!

Much better day, I quit beating myself up for a spell. I went to lunch with a friend, studied the menu before we went and tossed around which meal I would go with. I ended up doing the Shrimp Stir Fry, something I wouldn’t normally order but it was surprisingly good and I was totally satisfied. I did some time on the bike tonight and stayed well within my allocated calories today. I finally really told Sherman how I was beating myself up and hating myself for letting my weight take control of my life. He has tears as we talked about it, well we both did. He said you know I know the feeling, that is how I lost the 65 pounds years ago, feeling just like that. He said he would be more supportive and this was a good time for him to get healthier too.

Turning Point was a good day, whenever I get to go into programs and chat with them it’s a good day. I love being able to help in some way while they are on the ground helping people in need. It’s my part back to society for letting me survive my baggage and being blessed with a great therapist that really helped me get through it all. Not a job I could do but appreciate those that can.

And oh my Posh life. I got these great gifts to give my team and will be here any day and love being able to spoil them. They so deserve it for hanging in there while I learn and made mistakes. (who doesn’t uh?) We are looking forward to a new catalog launch of our spring line on the 26th, so excited to see what is coming soon and sharing with all my friends, family and customers. If  you are ever interested please drop me a line, I’d love to share some samples with you! Thank you for the good juju and hanging in there while I continue to be a hot mess! xoxo



Why did I?

Reality has been setting in on this weight loss surgery. Went to my class on Saturday and totally forgot to check in but did so at the end of the class. Didn’t lose any weight. Gained one pound. I was in tears because it all really hit that this is going to be life changing and not sure I was taking it all serious enough but then again I’m harder on myself than anyone. Then went to my stress test and did the treadmill and asked the tech so what’s next she gave me the normal drill so you’ll see the doctor so he can decide to clear you for surgery. It just hit me again. Every doctor appointment I hear something that isn’t favorable and just makes me feel like a failure for letting it get this bad and so out of control. All I wanted to do was come home and eat so I had some celery. Lol. Food was my comfort so now I need to find something to replace that and don’t know what it is for me just yet.

At least my Perfectly Posh journey is fun and makes me smile. I came home and made sample packets which I haven’t done in a long time as we don’t have new ones pre made yet so that was keeping me busy. I have met some of the most amazing women that support me. Care about me and ask how I’m doing so that is awesome to have some support through this all. I also care so much about them. They are all so amazing and love seeing their lives. Can’t wait to meet many of them. I’m so glad to be a part of this! So with that. Even though it’s 3:30am I’m gonna take a nice hot bath and relax and get ready to slay the day!

So If I can, then you can!


Real talk about weight

So few minutes early for my nutrition class as required by my insurance for the weight loss surgery. Just sitting here quickly thinking how God tends to put us where we need to be at the right time. This has already helped in so many ways. Not much weight loss as getting my mind set on breaking habits, making new ones that are better choices. Also finding out that I do have some health issues that can be cleared up and get back on the road to being a healthier me. Though I generally refuse to believe I’m 55 and not do I look it, the truth is my body is and I want to live quite sometime more and see my grandchildren grow up. This has been good! I’m working on losing twenty pounds before the incentive trip before the beginning of April. Though this choice isn’t for everyone, if you’ve ever considered it I would look into it because the stuff you learn along the way is amazing.


My First Blog

Today is the first day of giving this blog a try, I’m sure I’ll learn more as I go along but wanted to get started. This week has been something. I had decided to do weight loss surgery and have been going through all the required tests. Pre Diabetes, Pre Cancerous. I feel so blessed that I decided to go for the surgery. They tell me the goal is to lose 79 pounds. I’m super excited! Super scary week of what if I didn’t start this process, what would have happened.

I earned a trip to Punta Cana from Perfectly Posh and pushing hard to take the husband as well, but it’s a bit of a hard time to get enough points to take him but I won’t stop trying at least. I’ll try to write in here at least once a week.

And of course then I have my other job of Supervising Analyst, I told my boss yesterday that I earned my trip so now we have to have budgets done for nearly 40 programs done by the middle of March for Chief Review and then go to board. I keep thinking we can do it, we can do it and then I remember I’ve got two new staff to train on the software. Oh me oh my.