I'm so lost. I want to feel like myself again.

Hi, I'm new here. I'm 23 and I've gained approximately 30 pounds in the past two years. I've been through a lot including a big move to a new city, graduating college, learning to live on my own, etc. it's tough. I don't feel happy with my self. I've started many different diets, and I can't stick with it. I am at my wits end. Can someone please help? I'm afraid I'm losing control. I've never felt this big....more

How My Son Improved His Health & Changed His Risk Factors

Turns out sugar and processed foods really are very bad things. Or, at least they are for my autistic teenage son. Eliminating those foods (mostly) from his diet was a big part in Leo going from being at high risk for type II diabetes, pancreatitis, and heart disease just a year ago, to him having none of those risk factors at all today. ...more

That One Day in 2009

Nonaneurysmal perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage. There are 52 letters in that thing. Fifty-two of them! Go ahead, count 'em. What is it, you may ask? Well, my friend, it's a medical diagnosis and pronouncing it is easiest than describing it, its torture and it's effects. Not only was it an eye-opener, it was a warning....more

Surround Yourself With Courage

Why You Should Hide Your Scale

Non Scale Victories...more

10 Ways To Beat The Winter Exercise Blues

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10 Things I Learned After Surgery

Three weeks ago I had foot surgery. I am blessed with good genes on my mother's side of the family, but I am also cursed with bunions, passed onto me by my maternal grandmother. My grandmother, who died at 97 years-old,  never had any health problems except for the pain in her joints and the bunions which made it difficult for her to walk in her last years....more

Drama and Miracles

We get busy.  It happens.  Sometimes we miss reading posts from our favorite bloggers.  Last week I shared highlights from my blog posts for the past week and it was so popular -- I'm doin' it again!  So................Let's Sum It Up!For those of you that may have missed them, hopefully you will have a chance to take a peek and comment.  I LOVE your comments and always respond within twenty-four hours.  That's how friendships are formed, right?...more

My Fitness Fantasies

Last night my roommate asked me to workout with her in the morning. "Sure, I'd love to!" I exclaimed. The idea sounded brilliant, as it always does around 11 O'clock  the night before. I imagined myself bouncing out of bed into my workout clothes, leaping out the door, and spending an exhilerating hour at the gym in my apartment complex, (Which the membership to is included in my rent yet I have yet to utilize it). Then this morning, as I pulled my brain out of dream land several thoughts occured to me. ...more

Obamacare: You Decide What You Pay For

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or as it is more commonly called “Obama Care”, was instituted in March of 2010 with the promise of increasing the quality and affordability of health insurance. The main goal was to lower the rate of uninsured by expanding insurance coverage and reduce the costs of healthcare for the people and the government....more