Tammy Thomas Garnes

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When Your Friends Grace The Cover Of A National Magazine…You Better Pay Attention!

In Family, Media on March 27, 2009 at 3:55 am

Just wanted to share this incredible photo of April’s Black Enterprise Magazine featuring one of my dear friends, Shannon Nash, her husband Bill and their three beautiful boys.  Shannon is a special woman.  A stellar scholar, incredible mother, patient wife and God fearing woman, she is one of my Shero’s and I’m so happy she’s getting the attention she deserves.  I’ll interview her soon, so look out for our chat.  We’ll talk about her decision to leave her high powered position as an attorney and step out on faith to start her own business, her fears over raising a child with special needs and why she chose to leave Los Angeles, “where it’s at” and move to the south at this time in her life.

If there is time, we’ll get into a little politics and of course we have to talk about how she fares as the only female in the house!

But for now, I just want to give a kudos to Mama Shannon.  I’ve watched you carve out your path over the past few years, often making the hard choice over the easy one.  And you are one of those people who like to do the right thing, even when no one is looking.  We all need more women like you in our lives!

When I pass the newstands I’ll try not to buy every issue!


Left Foot, Right Foot

In Weight Loss on January 9, 2009 at 11:45 am

Reposted from Modern Mom Challenge

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Why is week one always such a test? We’re adults here right? We make the food purchases in our lives…right? We have the power to push babies out of our bodies, endure the pain of tiny lips and gums on our breasts, we are survivors of the “no sleep” club…right? So why is it so hard to just walk by the dish of fudge that a co-worker brings into the office? There are times when I feel like a voice is LITERALLY calling me when I pass Mickey D’s or anywhere that serves grease on a bun.

But here I am, at the end of the week, and even though I didn’t work out as much as I planned, and even though I caved and had Captain D’s nasty deep fried fish and a few bites of that damn fudge….I am happy to report that I have lost 4.5 pounds this week. I know, I know, I don’t deserve it…I wasn’t faithful….but when I did work out, I did it with a vengeance. And when I did count calories, I didn’t cheat. I drank my water and I got enough sleep and I tried. I tried really hard and had success.

So now that I’ve done my naked weigh in this morning (not pretty, but it keeps me honest), It’s time to get the kiddies to school and continue putting one foot in front of the other. I hope everyone experiences some kind of success today. I am feeling a little more powerful…a little more grounded.