Some days workouts are challenging, but I showed up

Well the weekend was good. I had fun on my Saturday walk and worked hard helping hubby cut down a tree in the driveway on Sunday. Now the weekend is gone and it is time to get back my to my weekday routine of working in two workouts per day into the weekdays. So I got brunch for the hubby, packed his lunch and he headed off to work.I Stepped outside to take a peek at the sunshine we are having today and I noticed that the birdies had made a nice mess of the birdseed on the porch. So I swept the birdseed off the porch and headed back inside the house and headed for the treadmill....more

5 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Weight

One of the keys to living a calmer, healthier, and sexier life is maintaining a healthy weight....more

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight goes hand in hand with many other elements needed for a person to enjoy a healthy lifestyle - it's all about getting the right balance.In simple terms it's a mathematical equation of using up the calories you eat in a day. If you eat more calories than you use then your weight will gradually increase, if you exercise and cut back on your calorie intake then you will lose any excess pounds. Weight management and maintaining a healthy weight is all about finding the right balance in order to stay at your ideal weight....more

What is "normal"?

Mekayla Diehl, who didn't win Miss USA, is trending her "normal" butt off. She's being praised for walking out on stage in a bikini, despite not being as thin as the other contestants. There are so many things weird and a little bit wrong about this. First, I can't believe Miss USA is still on the air. These women are all beautiful, articulate, and well groomed to be in a beauty pageant, or become a trophy wife. Not to say Miss USA contestants don't go on to do wonderful things post pageant, but what you look like in a bikini is relevant...never, in real life....more
Denise I know. ;)more

The Lighter Side of Postpartum Weight Loss

I’m a mommy to three amazing children.  I’ve been extremely fortunate that aside from a few small bumps in the road, my journey through mommyhood has been easy.  My children have always been healthy (our only emergency being an Easter morning seizure and subsequent 3 day hospital visit).  My pregnancies were uncomplicated aside from pneumonia early in the first and placenta previa in the third.  Though m...more

Screw Skinny

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Scare Me Skinny

How often has your doctor told you, "You're the picture of health," and it wasn't what you wanted to hear? I'm a 32-year-old mother of two who looks as though she could be carrying number three....more

I think it's great that the doctor found you to be healthy and vibrant. Weight loss is tough ...more

January Diet? Nope, I Bought Bigger Clothes

On Monday at work, in a sassy new dress, a colleague asked “Have you lost weight?” Nope. My clothes fit. What a concept. ...more each and every one of you for the comments. It feels good to know that I am not alone in ...more

How To Lose Weight With Love: An MD’s Thoughts On Owning Your Health

"Expressions of Self Love," artwork by Rita Loyd (c) 2005...more