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I Am Woman

I Am Woman
By: Debra Sue Higginbotham (Yes, that’s me)


I am woman, hear me roar.

Watch me stumble. See me soar.

Feel my presence. Sense the heat.

Applaud my path, or take a seat.


I am not subtle. I am not shy.

I make no apology, if you ask why.

I may not be, their cup of tea;

And that’s okay – – I can only be me.


Marching to a beat, of a self-made drum.

I may dance or jump or sing, or just hum.

I drive the dirt roads, with wind in my hair,

Inhaling the presence – of life debonair.


I am female! All heart, body and soul.

I seek new heights; as I set a new goal.

I look for light – where others see dark.

I shift into drive – as some put it into park.


I may turn it up – just as you’re turning it down.

I say Love is a verb.  Others will call it a noun.

Some folks believe in luck.  Me? Well I do not.

I believe in blessings.  And giving it all I’ve got.


Tell me that I can’t. I will tell you that I can.

Knowing with clarity, my dad is my biggest fan.

Mom is up in Heaven, with cheers that do ring loud.

Yet I can only pray, that I make them both so proud.


I am woman. You will hear me roar.

Even if it starts, as a whisper in my core.

I am female.  Every piece and every part.

If you hear my laughter. Then, you do see my heart.



As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady



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Well, yes I go by ‘The Healthy Habit Lady‘ in this thing called a blog ~  but I do have a real name, and it is Debra.  I think most of you know that.  I was challenged to do a blog post and call it Debraology with all these silly questions, so my readers get to know me better. Well, I think I’m pretty transparent and forthcoming with information, but regardless, here it goes.  It’s long, so get comfy.


What is your salad dressing of choice? that would require me eating salad and I do not
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Texas Roadhouse
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? Cheerios
What are your pizza toppings of choice? I do not eat pizza either
What is the most disgusting food you’ve ever tried? spoiled milk
Favorite Wine?  Red (I think) … just getting started in that


How many televisions are in your house? 4
What color cell phone do you have? gold
iPhone or Android?  iPhone 6+
Mac or PC? Both but I prefer PC


Are you right-handed or left-handed? right
Have you ever had anything surgically removed from your body? yes
Have you ever broken a bone?  yes
Have you ever been knocked unconscious? never
Eye color?  Green – some say Hazel
Blood Type?  B+


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? not a chance
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Goddess
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000? not even for a million
Church of your choice?  Episcopal presently but has many others in the past
Dream job that you’ll probably never do?  Radio DJ / announcer
Do you drive over the speed limit?  I plead the 5th


Season? Autumn
Holiday? My Birthday
Day of the week? Sunday
Number? 13
Flower?  Purple Iris
Candy?  Werther’s
Cabin in the woods or The Ritz Carlton?  Cabin, hands down


Missing someone? yes
Mood? Optimistic
What are you listening to? a dog snore
Watching? two cats chase each other
How many pairs of flip flops do you own? none – I don’t like them
Will you leave the house without makeup on?  Yes, of course
The last lie you told yourself?  I’m not sick


First place you went this morning? the bathroom 🙂
What’s the last movie you saw? Star Wars
Do you smile often? Yes and without effort
Do you always answer your phone? no
It is four in the morning and you get a text, who is it? daughter
If you could change your eye color what would it be? I wouldn’t
What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? I don’t
What’s on your wish list for your birthday? that I get another one
Can you do push ups? if it is absolutely necessary
Can you do a chin up? not likely
Does the future make you more nervous or excited? always excited
Ever been in a car wreck? yes
Do you have an accent? I don’t think so – but give me some more time in TX
What is the last song to make you cry? Butterfly Kisses
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? No
Name 3 things you bought yesterday? fuel, ginger snap cookies and milk
Current hate/dislike right now? political ads
Someone who changed your life? Jesus
How did you bring in the new year? in Wisconsin
What song represents you? Hats by Amy Grant
Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? no way – I live in the present
Do you cry at movies?  Not usually
Who is the last person you talked to on the phone? my dad
Are most of the friends in your life new or old? great mix of both
Do you like pulpy orange juice? nope
What is something your friends make fun of you for? not eating pizza
Have you ever ridden on an elephant? not yet
When is the last time you ate a grilled cheese sandwich? last week
What song(s) do you want played at your funeral? “More Than You’ll Ever Know” by Watermark, “Father’s Eyes” by Amy Grant or “Thank You” by Ray Boltz
What is the most fun thing you did this week? State Park in Mineral Wells
What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Praise God for another day



As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady


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25 Random Things

25 Random Things You May or May Not Know About Me … WHY?  Why not.

1. I became a Christian on 8/29/82 and I was not wearing shoes in Church that day.

2. My Myers-Briggs Personality Type (MBTI) is ENFP.

3. My mother died when I was 17 years old.

4. I love to write poetry and short stories. I’ve even had a few things published.

5. I once (briefly) worked for Geico and I seriously detest their commercials.

6. I love bridges. I will go out of my way to cross one I can see off in a distance. Walking or by car, doesn’t matter.

7. Favorite flower? Purple Iris.

8. I dislike flip flops. On MY feet that is, your feet are fine.

9. I do not have any tattoos but find them very interesting on other people. Love to hear the stories or meaning behind them.

10. I have lived in many cities and four different states.

11. I’ve never tried an illegal drug of any kind…….or smoked any kind of cigarette. Nope, never even tried marijuana.

12. I cannot sleep on feather pillows.

13. I must have ice in my drinks, lots of ice, all the time … unless it is milk.

14. My favorite number is 13.

15. One of my favorite quotes: “Learning is not a spectator sport”

16. I love to travel and have been places like Japan, Canada, Mexico, London, Hawaii, etc.

17. I love all things ‘Moonlight Path’ at Bath & Body Works.

18. I have a genetic mutation. MTHFR C677T homozygous (A).

20. The only bone I have ever broken was my right arm, when I was seven years old, while on vacation.

21. When I was five years old, I spent Valentine’s Day in the hospital in an oxygen tent because I had double Pneumonia.

22. I’ve driven across the country, coast to coast, twice.

23. I love any and all music by Billy Joel.

24. I am smaller now than I was in high school.

25. I type over 100 WPM. Accurately.


Yep, that me in standing on a bridge in Arkansas.

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady


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Statistics ~ Do They Lie?

For the gorgeous women I know on social media, in real life, and everywhere…
Marilyn Monroe said:

“A woman is often measured by the things she cannot control,
She is measured by the way her body curves or does not curve,
By where she is flat or straight or round,
She is measured by 36 – 24 – 36 and inches and ages and numbers,
By all the outside things that don’t ever add up to who she is on the inside.
And so if a woman is to be measured,
Let her be measured by the things she can control,
By who she is and who she is trying to become.
Because as every woman knows,
Measurements are only statistics,

Now go enjoy your beautiful self.


As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady


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Where Shall You Go?


Where do yo want to go ?

Something I say all of the time to people who ask for my help is this:  If nothing changes, nothing changes.  Then I ask this question: If you keep doing what you are currently doing, where will you go?  IF you are honest with yourself and ask yourself that same question … do you like the answer?  I am a huge fan of honesty ~ especially being honest with yourself.

So let me ask you this … if you could take your life in any direction you want, right now, where would you go?  I am not really talking about an exotic destination here, but more of a stepping stone or milestone in your life.  Because you do realize there is no stopping point or actual destination, right?  Every time you reach a goal, set another.  Every time you get to a fabulous place … keep going.

I have basically maintained my weight for over a year now.  The doctor thinks I should lose about 15 more pounds.  Honestly, I am not remotely focused on weight loss right now.  I inadvertently lost five pounds this past week.  I’m not entirely sure why and I don’t really care.  SO what DO I care about?

I care about strength, mobility, flexibility, stamina, endurance and reaching new heights. I care about hiking new trails and seeing new summits.  I also care about maintaining my hard earned weight loss.  I’m not going to lie … maintenance is tricky.  Everybody thinks all of the hard work is in losing weight, and then once you’re done, you’re golden.  Ha, NOT! It’s a lifestyle.  Which is why when I set out to do this … I was adamant that I was not going to do tricks or gimmicks or fad diets that would result in temporary loss, only to re-gain. I have focused on habits that would never stop, be lifelong.  I encourage you to do the same.

So where do you want to go?  How will you get there?  What needs to change for this to happen?  Most importantly,  when will you begin?


Don’t look back – you’re not going that way.

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady


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