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✧☽↞ QUICK Guide to Crystals and Their uses ↠☾✧ (alphabatized)

✧☽↞ QUICK Guide to Crystals and Their uses ↠☾✧ (alphabatized)

Welcome to my Blog Post, A Quick guide to Crystals/Gemstones, from A to Z!

Crystals and gemstones offer many gifts that can make your life better! Check back often to this 'REFERRAL' List to find out what stones are the most beneficial metaphysical properties that you'll need at different times in your life. Find out what can accelerate certain gifts, feelings, and personal development! Some Stones even have the capacity to bring rays of positive energy, in ALL colors of the rainbow!

The list is subject to change as I will update as needed.

What's your favorite Crystal or Gemstone? Leave a comment below!

AGATE: "Warrior Stone", enhances courage, confidence, and strength

AGATE, BLUE LACE: Calming, Aides Sleep, accelerated spiritual attainment.


AGATE, FIRE: Enhances Chakras, grounds and balances, encourages creativity

AGATE, MOCTEZUMA: Powerful healer

AGATE, MOON: Emotional release & Healing

AGATE, MOSS: "Gardener's Stone" aids circulation

AMAZONITE: Inspiration Stone. Soothing, a peace Maker. Increases will power

AMBER: Absorbs negative energy, manifestation/good luck, revitalizing energy of sun

AMETHYST: Inspiration and Inner Peace, Protection, awakens 3rd eye

AMETRINE, AMETHYST/CITRINE: manifestation of one's vision's. Balance emotions

AMMONITE: Vitality, Transformation, Life Force, promotes positivity

ANDALUSITE: Very strong protection. highly valued because of it's protection.

APACHE TEAR: Protection, Forgiveness

APATITE: Opens your heart center, be kind and friendly

APOPHOLYTE: attune to higher dimensions

APOPHOLLYTE, GREEN: Attracts abundance in all areas, connects to the spiritual


ASTROPHYLLITE: Powerful Personal Stone of Transformation, fine Life Purpose

AQUAMARINE: lucky stone for sailors, mermaid treasures, reduce fears

AVENTURINE: "Leadership Stone", creativity, Blanket of Love, Money

AXINITE: Access spiritual planes, growth and healing, stone of finding inner truth

AZURITE: illuminates darkness of mind, clearing/renewing/raising consciousness.

AZURITE-MALACHITE: 3rd eye stone, awakens psychic abilities, aids in spiritual guidance, absorbs energy and activates chakras. Extremely powerful Metaphysical Stone

BARITE ROSE: Loyalty (relationship stone)

BERYL: curbs laziness, promote happiness, and reawaken love in relationships

BLOODSTONE: Courage and Strength

BOJI: Clears, aligns, supercharges chakras. Balance/Healing. Grounding. telepathy.

BULLY'S EYE: Self confidence

CALCITE: Transformation Stone, bridges communication to spirit, energy amplifier

CALCITE, BLUE: Relaxation

CALCITE, ORANGE: Sexual and Creative Energy

CALCITE, GREEN: Refreshing Energy/Joy

CALCITE, RED: Sensory Awareness/Vitality

CARNELIAN: Strength and Fertility

CELESTITE: Throat chakra, encourages communication with higher beings

CHALCEDONY: Spiritual Communication (Prayer)

CHALCOPYRITE: Endurance (aka peacock ore)

CHAROITE: Detox from inner negative energy, psychic stimulator, helps energy healers

CHIASTOLITE: Dispels negativity, helps during times of change, provides insight

CHYRSOCOLLA: Stress Relief, promotes love and communication, dissipates stress

CHRYSOPHRASE: eases depression

CITRENE: Mental Clarity and Awareness, Luck, and Money

COOKEITE: Healer stone, clean energy, purifies space, attracts angelic protection.

CORAL, AGATIZED: support dysfunctional families/relations

DANBURITE: Enlightenment, patience, and understanding, Spirit Guide connection

DIAMOND: draws out toxicity, Symbolizes purity, amplify energies

DRAGON STONE: locate and unlock unknown strength

DUMORTIERITE: Opens doors of Insight

EMERALD: stone of loyalty and success, unconditional Love, brings harmony

FLUORITE: Balances Mental Energy (comprehension)

FLUORITE, PURPLE: helps concentration, focus, and awaken visions/clairvoyance

FUCHSITE: Reflection/healing of self. Promotes energy of positivity/miracles.

GARNET:Health, Creative Energies, Devotion, Regeneration, Luck, awakens inner fire.

GOLDSTONE: Deflects unwanted energy

GROSSULAR GARNET: Prosperity and health

HAWK'S EYE: "Warrior Stone" Sight

HEMATITE: Protection/grounding. Clarity/blance/calm. Creates peaceful relations.

HEMATITE, RAINBOW: Stone of the Mind

HERKIMER DIAMOND: Psychic attunement, astral travels, very high vibration

HOWLITE: Patience, Eases Anxiety

IOLITE: Inner vision, Shamanic journey, direct path to emotional healing, explore past lives and karmic lessons

JADE: Luck, Long Life

JADE, WHITE: Peace, calmness, clarity, protects your energy against negativity

JASPER, BRECIATED: Organization/healing of the body. Grow deep roots.

JASPER, IMPRESSION: Inner peace, attacts abundance and success

JASPER, LEOPARD SKIN: "Jaguar Stone" Awakens animal instincts

JASPER, MOOKAITE: Focus of thoughts/emotions, make choices more clearly

JASPER, PICASSO: Celebrate Life and encourage self-worth

JASPER, PICTURE: Earth's awareness stone

JASPER, RAINFOREST: Stops procrastination, deal with past life issues and karma

JASPER, RED: Relieves Grief and Sadness

JASPER, SPIDERWEB: Soothes frayed nerves

JASPER, YELLOW: healing of the heart

JASPER, YOUNGITE: Shamanic journey stone, healing, focus, and joy

JASPER, ZEBRA: Balance between physical/astral planes, tap into universal love

JET: protection/Good Stone for travelers

KYANITE, BLUE: stimulates spirit connection and psychic awareness

KYANITE, BLACK: Creates Protective Energy Shield, Strong grounding stone

KUNZITE: Opens one up to Love, empathy and understanding of relationships

LABRADORITE: Stimulates physical feeling and imagination

LAPIS LAZULI: inner vision, awareness, and wisdom

LARIMAR: Dolphin Stone, very relaxing, emotional honesty, aids in contacting Angels

LAVA:  Strength, stability thru changes, grounding stone, alleviates stress

LEPIDOLITE: Relaxes, calms, optimism. Promotes enlightenment, spirituality.

MALACHITE: Transformation, Powerful Healer, Strengthens intuition. Protection.

MERLINITE: Enhances psychic gifts, aids in mediumship

MICA: Aligns Center Energies, releases energy blockage

MOLDAVITE: Access higher dimensions. Transformation/Ascension for healers.

MOOKAITE: Acceptance of Change

MOONSTONE: Intuition, new beginnings, re-birth. Stone of wishes.

MOONSTONE, RAINBOW: helps you unwind Life's Daily Routines, protection, growth

MOONSTONE, GREY: Promotes personal growth, protection. Balance hormones

NUMITE: Protective Stone, very powerful for spiritual growth, psychic development

OBSIDIAN, BLACK: Spiritual Protector, helps understand fears

OBSIDIAN, SHEEN: get in touch with buried issues before they explode

OBSIDIAN, MAHAGANY: Raises awareness of self worth

OBSIDIAN, SNOWFLAKE: helps to overcome undesired conditions

ONYX: Focus, weight loss, Self mastery, visions/guidance in meditation.

OPAL, BLUE: heal old wounds, heal the earth

OPAL, BUTTE: Brings out inner beauty

OPAL, CHERRY: Fight depression, lethargy. promotes intuition and joy

OPAL, PINK: Stone of hope and Luck, love and healing

PEACOCK ORE: Happiness, vitality, new direction, hope, trust. Protection.

PEARL: Stimulates clarity, wisdom, purity, heighten intuition, attract prosperity

PERIDOT: Purity and Compassion. Finding Wisdom

PETRIFIED WOOD: Wisdom, Patience, Change. Access to past lives.

PIETERSITE: Stone of Visions. Higher levels of awareness. Stimulates intuition.

PRASIOLITE: Spiritual growth/expression. Clears Negativity/attracts prosperity.

PREHNITE: Up-lifter, protects astral traveler, strengthens life force/higher dimensions.

PYRITE: increases memory and concentration, increases luck

QUANTUM QUATRO: Draws out negativity/trauma, intense spiritual activation

QUARTZ: ANGEL AURORA:  Aids in connection with angels, promotes peace

QUARTZ, CLEAR: The Stone of Knowledge, enhances and directs energy

QUARTZ, ROSE: to give/receive love. Heals emotional pain. Balances yin/yang.

QUARTZ, RUTILE: Carry high vibration, stone of attunement, connection with Divine, great tool for channeling and astral travel, enhances psychic abilities

QUARTZ, SMOKEY: luck, improves sex and fertility, eases depression

QUARTZ, SPIRIT: meditation stone for astral travel, aligns chakras, relieves fear

QUARTZ TOURMALTED: Releasing Fears and Worry


RHODOCHROSITE: Self Love, confidence, balance, inner conflict

RHODONITE, PINK & BLACK: alleviates nightmares, activates brotherly love.

RHYOLITE: Sparks Creativity, breaks thru barriers. Positivity/Hope/Happiness.

ROSELITE: Stimulates ESP, increases passion and romance

ROSEWOOD: Shield from negative energy, manifest dreams/desires

RUBY: Protection of the Home and Worldly Possessions

RUDRAKSHA SEEDS: personal growth, connect with spiritual self

SANDALWOOD: Increases positive energy, optimism, and curbs depression

SAPPHIRE: Stone of Wisdom, spiritual enlightenment, stone of holy blessings.

SELENITE: expands awareness, develops intuition, cleanses energy

SELENITE ROSE: mental/Spiritual Expansion, time travel. "magician's stone"

SERAPHINITE: self healing, contact angels

SERPENTINE: emotional cleansing, love and money, guards against disease

SHATTUCKITE: Channeling, communicating, and receiving guidance from Spirit

SHUNGITE: Detox for mind, body and soul, protects from EMF's, grounding

SODALITE: Logical thinking, awakens 3rd eye, prepares the mind to receive intuition

STAUROLITE: Good luck, courage, protection. Manifestation and Higher Self.

STELLERITE: Calmness, helps during transformation, connection to Angels,

SUGILITE: Powerful Love Stone, aligns and balances chakras, strength, and courage

SUNSTONE: moderates fear, increases happiness, and boosts enthusiasm

TANZANITE: Connects to Divine Love, powerful stone for psychics, helps release stress

TIGER'S EYE:  Luck, Balance extremes, Protection, success with money

TOPAZ: Works to balance hormones, combat aging, attract love and prosperity.

TOURMALINE, BLACK: Protection on all levels

TOURMALINE, PINK: Activator of heart chakra, express love and happiness

TURQUOISE: protection, luck, friendship

ULEXITE: known as the T.V. Stone, rapid psychic development/clairvoyant abilities

UNAKITE: Balance of yin and yang, stimulates healthy pregnancy

ZEBRA STONE: Increases Sexual Energy



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Get SuperFit with the HooperChick

Get SuperFit with the HooperChick

Studies show that the average person puts on 5 to 10 pounds during the holiday season. AVOID being a statistic and take on the #TexasHoopChallenge!

Beginner Basics to getting Super Fit with the Hula Hoop: before beginning any fitness programs, it is recommended that you check with your doctor first.

1. Step inside the hoop and pick it up to waist level

2. Put one foot slightly in front of the other

3. It is a front to back motion, activating core muscles

4. Put the hoop flush against your back.

5. Wind up your hoop by pulling it to the far side and then launch by giving it a good push

6. Rock your stomach muscles back and forth (push and pull movement).

7. Remember to keep your core lifted and maintain a good posture. Pull your navel in.

8. Stack your hands on top of each other with your elbows straight out. It can be difficult for beginners to find a comfortable place for hands

9. Remember not to make circles and not to move your knees. The bulk of the action is happening in your core, so push and pull movements are all that's needed.

10. The hoop is going to fall. that's apart of learning.

How can I get a good Hula Hoop Workout?

Hoops used for Fitness/Beginners should measure a 1/2" Diameter to 3/4" Beginner for muscle toning. Here's some ways to ramp up your Hoop Fitness, burn more calories, and increase the muscle tone.

A. Add wrists weights/ankle weights: Adjustable ankle weights can help firm your thighs, calves, glutes, abs and lower back, especially when you are passing the hoop under your legs. Wrists weights will help strengthen your arm muscles and chest.

B. Use faster music. Try to keep up with the beat by moving your hips to a faster beat. your heart will instantly begin to pump faster. For a conditioning workout, use intervals, alternating between regular, to fast, to slowing down. Hoop really fast for 1 minute and then slow down for 30 seconds.

C. Try new moves. Move in an opposite way inside your hoop. At first, it can be challenging, but is very interesting as well as a great way to burn extra calories. It is also a left brain/right brain activity! Get those arms moving. Move them in a dance like fashion. Snap your fingers. Pump your muscles. Anything that looks jazzy and you feel the beat in your arms is going to provide movement-and that is burning extra calories that you weren't before! Drop the hoop a few millimeters. Keep the hoop right there for a while and then pump it a little faster. Dip your body down and you will find that you have just brought your hoop up! So, now you are dropping the hoop and bringing it up!

D. Get moving now! Don't be stationary. There's absolutely no reason for you to stand in one place. Start by taking side steps. If you feel comfortable or bold, then take a step. Then step back. Take 2 steps forward. Start Walking! Walk sideways. Walk backwards. Drop the hoop lower to your legs and hoop sideways. Walk and hoop faster if you can.

E. Begin a Simple Hoop Routine and build as your core is strengthened.

1.Start with a 1 to 5 minute warm up, inside your hula hoop.

2.Spend 5 minutes hooping with one arm, repeat on other side.

3. Hoop for 10 minutes, taking side to the left and then back to the right.

4. Hoop 10 minutes, taking 2 steps forward and 2 steps back.

5. Hoop for 10 minutes trying to squat.

6. Cool down for 7 to 8 minutes with a slow stationary hooping.

7 Hoop exercise to improve your abs


1. Don't be upset by the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do

2. IF YOU REALLY WANT IT, it will be on your mind all freaking day

3. OMG...I can't lose weight, it must be my trainer's fault! Get real with yourself by keeping a daily food journal. NO FUDGING (no pun intended) and seriously report how much fat, sugars, and carbs you are actually consuming

4. FEAR...put a BIG "X" on it

5. Exercise is the most important and underutilized ANTIDEPRESSANT...and it's FREE.

6. Potential of 900Calories Burned per minute, when hula hooping. Hula Hooping is NOT just a core workout. MAXIMIZE your calorie burn thru full body hooping.

7. STOP Falling off the Diet and Exercise Wagon. GET ON the Healthy Living Lifestyle, it's a lifetime commitment.

8. Benefits of using Texas Hoops and Hooping workout tips: A.Potential to increase flexibility B. Tone your body C. Improve Blood Circulation D. Fight Stress E. Increase Your Fitness Level F. Improve your overall mood G. Improve your coordination          H. Improve the flexibility of your spine   I. Give you a boost of much needed endorphins J. Potential to change your life  K. Guaranteed to make you smile

9. Always check with your regular physician before beginning any new form of exercise.


#texashooping #texashoopchallenge #team weightloss #texashoopcompany

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Texas Hoop Company is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of families and community through fitness, classes, workshops and support groups. We want to remind you of your goodness, beauty, and strength that you may have forgotten that lives in you.

Our Mission is to positively impact your physical fitness experience and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible through challenging workouts and a motivating environment!

If you are tired of losing weight, only to regain it back, then Texas Hoop Company is for you! Menu planning, Hoop Fitness Program, journaling, accountability, community, and affirmations are tools NECESSARY for you to achieve Lifelong Health and fitness!

What Hula Hoop Fitness can do for YOU:

1.Exercise that feels like fun

2. Provide motivation to exercise

3. Sustain calorie burn

4. Make amazing friends

5. Regain health

6. Drop Core weight fast

7. Intense exercise

8. Laugh while exercising

9. Boost confidence

10. Happiness happens haphazardly during Hooping

11. Hooping helps reduce stress

12. Hooping breaks the monotony of regular exercise

13. Hooping is exercise you can do with your kids

14. Hooping is more like a vacation than exercise!

15. People are known to crave exercise and take hoop breaks. (yes, it's a real thing)

You are worthy of happiness. You are worthy of love. You are worthy of health restoration. You are worthy of freedom.

TODAY IS THE DAY to take impossible to I AM POSSIBLE!

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Been Dropping Pants Since 2011

Been Dropping Pants Since 2011

 "I never thought I would be 160 pounds. Ever!"

Elizabeth Allen

Before: 220 lbs.   After: 160 lbs

In 2007, I was the Owner/Preschool Director of a daycare in a little town called Dallas (Texas). The hard and fast paced lifestyle I was living definitely added stress and drove me to bad eating habits as well as smoking. I was at my highest weight and on a health scale, had reached my lowest point in health.

Although I stand at 5 feet,4 1/2 inches, I was never considered petite, growing up. I didn't suffer from a long childhood of being obese. I am moderately shaped. I lived the fast paced life, working 10 to 16 hours of the day. Anything fast and easy to eat was the only choice I thought I had. I avoided weight scales like I avoided exercising. I was totally in denial, even though I avoided cameras and mirrors. My greatest relief from stress, I thought, was Smoking...and a lot of it. As a result, my Asthma was totally out of control. I found myself constantly wheezing and difficulty breathing. I was in denial about the asthma, because I was always chalking it up to the bad atmosphere or allergies.  At 220 pounds, I also suffered from Sleep Apnea. I had to wear one of those God-Awful masks at night, which makes you look so incredibly sexy, not. My obesity was literally cutting off my air ways and preventing me from sleep. Sleep Apnea leads to another multitude of health issues. Again, I denied the sleep apnea as a health issue and explained it away as my hormones changing and there was nothing I could do about it.

 "I cried because I let myself get to this LARGE."


220 pounds didn't just show up one day. I constantly suffered from Digestive Problems such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, incontinence, nausea, and additional weight gain. I always chalked it up to 'that time of the month' or strictly hormonal. This is a sneak peak at what my lifestyle looked like: 

1. Cooked with Bacon Grease (in everything!).

2. For Dinner, at least one white bread and starch (if not 2) was served with a fried piece of meat. 

3. Stress eating- a package of Oreos was definitely my best friend. I would invite a glass of whole milk along with it!

4. Never drank water

5. We always drank soda at each meal, breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

6. Most of what we ate was processed, came in a can/package, or frozen.

7. Absolutely no physical activity on top of all of this. ZILCH, ZERO.....I considered my job as a MOM & BUSINESS OWNER  chasing my kids enough of a workout for me.

I was completely and utterly exhausted at the end of the day, picking up my kids, homework, dinner, baths! I dragged myself to bed at night; just to do it ALL over again the next day!  It was an incredibly EMBARRASING feeling I was having when I found myself "graduating" into a  size 20/22.  It was really much like reality punching me in gut. Sometimes, I found myself crying because I HAD ALLOWED myself to get that large. I knew that something had to be done. I didn't expect the pains in my chest to be the first step, though.

 "I don't want to Die. I'm too young."


In 2010, I began experiencing female issues. By this time, I had already had 4 pregnancies, and 3 children. Without going into great detail, I began to experience Reproductive Problems such as menstrual irregularities, low levels of hormones, extreme water gain, and even polyps.  In 2011, I began experiencing chest pains as well as frequent, intense heart palpations.I thought the squeezing/restrictions in my chest were caused by stress at work, so I ignored it thinking for sure that it would improve in time. All of these can be very painful, alarming, scary, and literally took my breath away. At the VERY WORST OF TIMES, this intense activity would make me lightheaded and woozy, causing me to have to sit immediately. I remember thinking, "OK, girl...I don't want TO DIE, I'M too young!" So, I finally called the doctor and made an appointment.

The Doctor's visit revealed I was VERY OBESE.  Not only was I suffering from extremely HIGH CHOLESTEROL, but also HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. This meant I was also considered a HIGH-RISK STROKE PATIENT.  Further testing revealed that I was at risk for Coronary Heart Disease, given the current lifestyle I was living.The Doctor recommended I take some medicine, start eating healthy, and get exercise. Probably the biggest lie of all is never telling my physician that I was actually addicted to smoking. I never revealed to my doctor that I had been smoking a pack a day. I walked out with a huge range of emotions....ADMITTING that I was responsible for my actions. AWARENESS that I had a food addiction. THANKFUL because I was lucky to be alive. SCARED, oh sh*t, this is really happening....I don't want to die or lose my family. OPTIMISTIC, because I had the power in my hands to do something about it. However, the biggest kick in the pants was when my husband wad diagnosed with Colon Cancer, in 2013. Since we were both living the same lifestyle, my husband was also overweight. His eating habits were just as bad as my own.


The biggest favor I did myself was to call my new Lifestyle a "NEW EATING HABIT" and not a 'diet'. I wanted to get far away from anything that reminded me of "die"ing. In order for it to be successful, I had to get my immediate family on board. The most important thing I can emphasize at this juncture was my commitment to exercise. I FREAKIN' hated exercising with all of the sweating, staring and gawking from others, and mirrors! I found an all women's gym and joined. What happened next, rocked my whole world!!!!

One day, I was trying to use some gym equipment and I saw a small group of young women walking around.....INSIDE A HULA HOOP. They were taking turns hula hooping and laughing as well as having a bunch of fun. I was so inspired by them that I couldn't wait for these ladies to leave (in the nicest of way). I wanted to badly to be able to do that too!!!! 

When they left, I picked up the 5 pound Hula Hoop and dropped it. I got the hoop and tried it again, I had a few seconds of success and it dropped again. This same pattern continued for a week until I finally was able to keep it up. When I mastered this step, I plugged in my favorite music, Hip Hop and top 40, and found myself Hooping for 5 minutes straight. The next day (couldn't wait to get to the gym the next day), I kept it up for 10 minutes. The progression was longer and easier each time, and before I knew it...I had lost 10 pounds. then 15 pounds, just like that! Within a 4 month period, I had lost 25 pounds!


That ONE weighted hoop a the gym was my best friend! Other women at my gym started taking note of how much FUN I made the hooping look like, so they started trying it. (I swear the 5 pound hoop just sat against a wall for a year before all of this!) When I came to the gym, someone always new came up to me and told me they tried it and liked it! On the down side, that hoop was the ONLY hoop they had, it was a limited time slot that you could use it, and NOW that hoop was being used all the time!


Before I knew it, I had dropped 60 pounds! I had finally reached 160 pounds. I never thought I would be 160 pounds again, EVER! I bought my first beginners hoop on line and had switched gyms. With the new weight loss, I  felt confident enough inside the hoop to try a dance hoop. After I bought my first Polypro Hoop, I though I had died and went to heaven. I'd like to think that I am as cool as the famous hoopers on You Tube (LOL).

The real HERO of this story is my husband.

My husband, Michael, is the real hero behind this story. He is a Cancer Survivor, praise God. Rarely, did I hear him complain about the Colon Cancer symptoms he was experiencing. After he received the diagnosis, I saw his mentality change, QUICKLY, to I'm going to beat this. I saw a Fighter, no-a Warrior emerge. I am proud to share with you that he is completely Cancer FREE!!! We will have to include his story in a future post!

To date, I maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating well, Yoga, Meditation, Dance Class, and Hoop Fitness. In the beginning of my journey I was a size 20/22. I am now a size 10/12! I am passionate about being alive, being able to move, be free!

I buried my struggle with obesity, smoking, and food addiction as long as I could. I rationalized my failures so that I could project a happy life to everyone around me. I could pretend by hiding my fears and faking it, but in the end-I MADE IT OUT ALIVE. This has to be one of the most uncomfortable things for me to talk about, but I'm hoping it will give someone else the courage to pick up and move on.

Please help me share this story so that other's realize they aren't alone. Maybe you know someone that is or has been in a similar predicament and may be searching for a solution. Adversity is difficult to handle alone, which is what I felt most of the time. Now, I am able to look back and have a new perspective on my past. I've learned what I needed to improve and how to move forward.

Not a day goes by that I don't think about those 3 young women, walking and hooping. Not one day. And, if I could, I would shake their hands...NO-I would squeeze their necks in a big hug and tell them 'thank you' for helping me lose 60 pounds! Sharing this story with others means I get to thank these sweet ladies in a new way I never dreamed possible.


Elizabeth Allen

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