Category Archives: 40 Pounds of Purpose

  1. Why a Manger? (the part of the Christmas story I missed for 40 years)


    December 3, 2014 by Beth Hess

    Sugar-free for 63 days, and I have reached the bargaining stage of my grieving its loss. Creeping as close as …
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  2. What “Fall Back” is Teaching Me about the Dark (Five Minute Friday: Turn)


    November 6, 2014 by Beth Hess

    Even the full moon hides its face in the clouds. It’s darker than it could be. The clocks turned back …
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  3. My Most Important Interview Ever (Word of the Week)


    November 2, 2014 by Beth Hess

    I have never really¬†understood the phrase, “Know it like the back of your hand.” Because I have no idea what …
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  4. 31 Days Sugar Sober Recap (Get caught up on the whole series in under 10 minutes)


    November 1, 2014 by Beth Hess

    I have been so very blessed by those who stuck with me on this 31-Day blogging and Sugar Sober journey. …
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  5. The End of the Beginning. And the Beginning of The End. (Day 31: Sugar Sober Series)


    October 31, 2014 by Beth Hess

    “What size shirt do you need for the event?”¬† I cringe at the question. Not only because it feels vulnerable …
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  6. I Gave In… and Weighed In (Sugar Sober Series)


    October 30, 2014 by Beth Hess

    Even as I wait for the digital numbers to appear, I question my motives. I said I had no intention …
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  7. Food on the Floor: And other Ways of Escape (Sugar Sober Series)


    October 29, 2014 by Beth Hess

    Tonight, it was my husband who saved me from myself. I wanted another large tea (unsweet, of course) on my …
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