A special note on special treats

Be it Easter, birthday cake, Halloween candy or a trip to the local ice cream parlor, treats are, by definition, a rarity. They are that little something special – that little extra. You and your children should absolutely feel free to enjoy these moments....more

21 Day Online Summer Prep Course - Get Ready for Swimsuit Season!

Today's big news: Registration is officially open for my 21 Day Summer Prep Course!...more

I Have Come-Out-Of-the-Closet. I Am Menopausal and Fat!

I have come out; I am fat, and menopausal to boot! After years of hiding that I am an addict to food, though not to be confused with a “food binger,” but a true Foodie that LOVES food, I throw in the towel and here-and-now will admit to finally losing the battle in my attempt at weight loss. It has been most exhausting; and so much time and energy wasted....more

Hi Melanie,

Thank you for visiting my post!

I read your blog on the elderly, and it ...more

Power Pairs

Push-ups and pull-ups, peanut butter and jelly, Seinfeld and Kramer. Some pairs just go together. And, according to latest studies, the same holds true for nutrients. Scientists call it food synergy, two or more nutrients coming together to produce greater health benefits. For example, if you combine an apple with raspberries, their phytochemicals hook up to ward off cancer more efficiently then if each were eaten alone. According to Matthew G. Kadey, MS, RD, top researchers are discovering that the right food combinations can keep our bodies fit, too....more

Dieting Misadventures

I was actually going to just cross post my latest installment of my Dieting Misadventures series from my blog but then decided against it.  You see, I'm up to day 14 on my new diet and I figured that there was no point at all in just posting todays entry when you've not seen the other 14.So basically, I'm posting a link, along with a promise to start cross posting my blogs, or at least the direct link to them.  I'd love it if more people were to follow my blog and make me feel special ...more

Getting tired of no crunchy salty food

Well, I will have to admit I'm getting tired of this diet. I really want my crunchy salty something and can't really find it.  I looked for the nut crackers and they have milk and potato starch in them.  Bleah.  That would've helped....more

GYM ROUTINE FOR BUSY WEEKS

In a perfect world, you could make it to the gym 5 days a week. In the real world, you might get to the gym 3 days this week, 2 days next week, then 5 the next. Be prepared with a plan that will work all body parts and get you in and out of the gym in 40 min. or less. A circuit style routine works best. Pick one exercise for the Chest, Biceps, Triceps, Abs and call this round Circuit A, then pick one exercise per Legs, Shoulders, Back and Abs and call this round Circuit B. You will complete each circuit 3 times, using your ab exercise as active rest....more

Objectification: no longer gender specific

It seems I hit a nerve last Friday with my discussion of the objectification of women. We all know it happens....more

Got Goals? Fitness that is.........

    Goals are an important part of making a lifestyle change. They help you to stay motivated and increase your chances of success. Goals do not have to be a huge moment, like entering a figure competition, but something that is important to you. Maybe you want to eat healthier prepared foods, loss 5 lbs, gain muscle mass, or just look good for that summer wedding you’re attending.     Having goals helps you to design your workout program and increase your motivation. Below are some suggestions to help you reach your goals....more
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