Weight Loss Guide for Women Over 40: 7 Habits that Helped Me Lose Weight and Keep it Off

About 4 years ago I made the decision to not be fat anymore. I had crept up to 175 lbs and a size 14. My life had taken a huge turn and there were things I wanted to do that would not work well with weighing 175 lbs. I made some necessary changes in my life, incorporating 7 habits that were the catalyst to where I am now - 35 lbs lighter, a size 2, so much stronger and feeling better than I could have ever hoped for....more

Are You Trying to Lose Weight the Wrong Way?

Overweight and obesity are common global health concerns. The Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion as at 2008 and the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight....more

Amazing Bone Broth

If you’ve read anything related to health and dieting in the last 3 months then you know about Bone Broth.Touted as the real miracle cure to weight loss, inflammation, cellulite, fat loss and even wrinkles.So simple yet so amazingly beneficial. Bone Broth has the health, wellness and Paleo community buzzing....more
You could put all these ingredients in a slow cooker in the morning and it would be ready to ...more

5 Reasons Why I Finally Stopped Drinking My Beloved Diet Soda

For the past 10 years, I have been a huge fan of artificially sweetened drinks; Diet Pepsi, Diet Dr Pepper, Diet Sunkist, you name it. Basically, if they contained zero calories and were fizzy, we were BFFs.These humdingers were my ticket to drinking as many carbonated beverages as I wanted without gaining weight....more

Is a cleanse diet right for you? 'Shred Power Cleanse' details

Cleanse diets have become increasingly popular in recent years. The idea of cleansing your body while shedding pounds, especially during the New Year, offers the appeal of a quick way to jump-start those New Year Resolutions....more

A License to Chill and Eating Real Food in 2016

In 2015, I naively thought that starting this blog would be a panacea for my health and weight loss goals....more

Jorge Cruise Explains How To Stay Full While Getting Slim

When it comes to weight loss, you can count each January on a new influx of diets promising the latest and greatest plans to take off the pounds....more

(Almost) 9 months Postpartum

Here I am. Almost nine months postpartum after delivering a healthy, happy(or not...) and beautiful baby girl. I ended my pregnancy at a staggering 247 pounds. It makes me cringe as I sit here and think about it. Through these last nine months I have learned many things about myself: 1. I can actually still survive on minimal amounts of sleep 2. It's okay to mess up every once in a while 3. Even if she's screaming her little baby head off, she still loves and needs me 4. Time really does fly 5. I cannot go back to the 'old me'   ...more

I Lost 100 Pounds By Changing My Life

Today I was at the post office. Handing my I.D. to the clerk, she examined it, looked at me, and looked at the photo again. "Wow, you look really different!" I get that response often so wasn't too surprised. I've considered ordering a new driver's license since I'm slightly worried I'll get stopped at the airport for not being the actual Sara M. Borgstede. (I'm really me, I promise.) "Thanks! I've lost a lot of weight," was my response. The next question I hear is usually, "How did you do it?!" ...more
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.  Congratulations!!!more

How My Bum Eye Helped Me Look in the Mirror Again

"What do you hate about your body?" My Weight Watchers leader posed this question to our group at the opening of a recent meeting. A supportive group of survivors, we were understandably confused. This meeting was our sanctuary. To encourage us to be openly critical of parts of our bodies was incredibly uncomfortable, like ripping a loose fart during a quiet moment in a Sunday church service. ...more
tyeryann Thank you so much! Why do kids have to be so good at picking up those under-the-surface ...more