Showing posts from 2015

Mary, are you still alive?

Yes, I'm still alive! Even though I've nor spent much time on here.
How about an update?
First, I'm writing like a mad women. I have a BIG surprise!

However, I'm not telling you yet.

I know, I'm cruel.
The second thing I need to tell you is: I'm now the proud owner of a publishing company!

I'm as shocked as you, but I did. Gone Writing Publishing is up and running. I love it. It's probably the greatest thing I've done. Then again, it's also the scariest.
Next, I'm still writing The Ninth Innings Series with Lindsay Paige. We are so excited about this series and the boys are beyond fun to write (and the girls too).

As for anything else...I have nothing. 
I know I should update you on the #FatGirlsStory , but it'll have to wait until another day!!
Have a great week!!

#FatGirlsStory -- Where did I leave off?

So, I haven't been updating y'all on my story because 1) I've been busy 2) I've been sucking at diet and exercising 3) I don't like to keep telling everyone I'm failing.

Here's what been happening. Last weigh in I was 283. Last week when I weighed in I'm now 292. Let me tell you the tears I've cried seeing that number on the scale.

I hate it thinking I'm so close to 300 lbs. I know it's my own fault and I can't seem to  shoving food into my mouth. I eat when happy, sad, glad, mad, and every single moment in between.
I know that I need to do something about and sitting around belly-aching about it a HUGE drag.

Today, I took some type to get some recipes from Pinterest and I have some small bowls to keep back my portions in control. I have NO...I mean NO Junk Food in this house.
I'm done being fat. I'm done with looking in the mirror and not liking what I'm seeing. I don't like it one single bit!
Time for a final change.

I have m…

The Secret Is Out!!

For the past several months Lindsay Paige and I have been hinting around to a secret project. Now, we told you what it was at the end of Tainted (Oh Captain, My Captain Book 7); however, for those who haven't read it yet we're going to let you all in on the secret.
First, it's not HOCKEY! (I know it shocked us too when the stories hit us)
Second, you will be getting 9 books. (Yes, 9 whole books). They will be broken up into Seasons, and they are full length, not novella
Three, the first three books will be on your Kindles and Nooks this fall.
Have you figured out the sport yet? Yes? No? Well, here it is...
The Ninth Inning Series
The Memphis Angels Baseball Team Felix Blake Hector Trent Jordan Colby Roman Spencer Tanner

We will keep you updated on all the release dates!!


Starting today and running through Monday there are 36 authors participating in an awesome author hop! All you have to do is follow the links from page to page and enter each authors giveaway! Everyone have a safe and HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! 
Once you enter my giveaway make sure to hop on over to Skye Turner  and enter her giveaway!
Comment to enter to win! I'll choose five people to win an ebook of your choice!

*I am solely responsible for this giveaway on my own page*

#FatGirlsStory -- #Epic #Fail Week 3

Week 3....
Where do I start?
Bad news first? Or Good news?
Let's go with the Good News.....
Week 3 of my journey of O-V-E-R!!!!!!!!!!!!

This past week has been the worst I've had in a long time. Not only personally, financially, but even my author life has taken a hit.
I truly have nothing good to say about this week, but that it's over.
Now, I'm sure you're wondering What could be the bad news?

Last week I was so proud of myself that I lost a few pound, but this week I gained it back.

I'm back to 285!

I know it was because I was so stressed I ate everything and anything in sight.
However, I'm going to take this setback and think of it as a learning  experience. Instead of eating, I should have went to the gym and worked off some of my stress.

Lesson learned!

I'm going to get back on track! I promised myself I would and I'm not one to break promises. Especially, if they are this important.
I can do it!

#FatGirlsStory Week 2 -- You weigh how much? and Author Updates

Y'all I've had a long week! No joking! It's been the type of week you want to crawl into bed and never leave, with a bottle of wine next to you.

Yep, just like that.
However, there have been high points! So, let's start there,
I exercised everyday last week. This is what I did:
8 miles on stationary bike 3 miles on the elliptical 5 miles on treadmill 50 sit ups 250 stairs on stair master (not in a row! but the whole week) 100 squats (I really did 100 I didn't count the ones I only half squatted)
All in all it was a good week!

Now, onto the BIG QUESTION......
How much weight have I lost?
So, last week I weigh 285.  I know...I'm big...I got it!  I don't need anyone to comment and remind me.  I own a mirror!
I weighed myself this morning and I am ........

wait for it............


I'm so proud of me!  I know 5 lbs isn't a ton, but you have to start somewhere and I have to go slow.  I don't want to drop a real fast and put it back on.
Now ... onto th…

Fat Girl's Story: Week 1 - Ripping off the Band-Aid

Last week I started a blog-journey called Fat Girl's Story and I put a line in there about 'ripping off the band-aid'. 
Well, I received a message stating I should be truly honest with everyone. I asked the person what did she mean. She stated if I was going to be honest with everyone I should divulge all the information about myself. 
I did say I wouldn't do that, but she made a point.
But I want to yell....... I DONT WAN TO TELL YOU EVERYTHING!!

Then again....

I said I would tell the truth ... so here it is
Hello, My name is Mary Smith and I'm 35 years old and I'm 285 pounds. I went 26/28 jeans and 5x shirts.

Yep, it's the truth. I'm THAT big.
FYI: this is probably the craziest thing I've ever done. Sure you can look at me and you know I'm overweight. There's no mirage here.
However, telling people my actually weight (besides my doctor) is something I've never EVER EVER done.
But here it is. Well, here I am and I'm putting it all out there. …

Fat Girl's Story: The Beginning

I have been overweight my whole life. I've always been that girl. However, it's never bothered me.

Until now...

I'm 35!

I Know RIGHT! It's scary!

However, it's time for a change

I have stopped eating the four main meats (beef, chicken, pork, and turkey). I do occasionally eat seafood and I still eat dairy. So, please don't call me a vegetarian or vegan, because I'm not either of those.

Nonetheless, I'm now eating healthy, And an occasional cheat day.

So on Monday I took a huge leap off a cliff. Okay not literally; however, I did something I'd never thought I would do.

I joined a gym, And  ... and .... and hired a trainer......

Are you shocked? Trust me I am! Because if you know anything about me is that I hate to sweat and I hate to exercise.

Nonetheless, I have exercised for two days now and I'm still breathing.


So, I'm telling you this because I'm going to be documenting everything I do. Yep, I'm exposing myself via the internet. No…

BOOK REVIEW: The Five Stages of Falling in Love by Rachel Higginson

Elizabeth Carlson is living in the pits of hell- also known as grief. Her husband of eight years, the father of her four children and the love of her life, died from cancer. Grady’s prognosis was grim, even from the start, but Liz never gave up hope he would survive. How could she, when he was everything to her? Six months later, she is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and get the kids to school on time. Both seem impossible. Everything seems impossible these days. When Ben Tyler moves in next door, she is drowning in sorrow and pain, her children are acting out, and the house is falling apart. She has no time for curious new friends or unwanted help, but Ben gives her both. And he doesn’t just want to help her with yard work or cleaning the gutters. Ben wants more from Liz. More than she’s capable of ever giving again. As Liz mourns her dead husband and works her way through the five stages of grief, she finds there’s more of her heart to give than she though…