When you feel stressed, do you Overeat?

Stress can kill you, and feeling stressed frequently leads to weight gain; but here are a few ideas from Texas Woman's University, with my comments in italics. 52 Proven Stress Reducers 1. Get up fifteen minutes earlier in the morning. The inevitable morning mishaps will be less stressful. Yupp, that cup of coffee while looking at my email is great. ...more

"Magazine Diet"

"Magazine Diet" I lost 50 pounds and feel better than I have in 9 years. I didn't follow a diet, or join a gym. I just found a new way. Or maybe I was guided in a new way of loosing weight. I call it the Magazine Diet. I decided to tell others who were like myself,trying to loose weight. After telling one of my friends about my methods I loved what she had to say. She said "I love a the idea of adding to your diet not taking away! I'm so tired of starving myself to be thin." That was what made me decide to share it with you. ...more

Do you want a Tight Ass?

Is it time to rejuvenate those New Year’s resolutions? Do you want be able to have a beautiful ass by the summer? Iowa Avenue challenges you to “Take off” to a Tighter Ass, for incentive to gain a tighter butt. Who doesn’t want that? Combining lunges and squats with your current aerobic workout, is the best way to a tight ass. How many lunges do you think you can do in a day? 10? 25? 50? 100? How many lunges and squats do you think you can do over the course of two months? Let’s find out…………………….:) Rules: ...more

Childhood Obesity: Why Are More Poor Children Overweight?

Why are so many kids overweight? And, how can we help them? ...more

Hi Catherine,

I think this a very interesting topic and I am disappointed to be this late to ...more


Free. Wild. Primal. Sweaty fun. An hour gone by in a flash. Today I took a Zumba® class, and it is making me break my own rules about group cardio. ...more

Are You Addicted To Sugar?

My name is Catherine Morgan and I am a Sugar Addict. Yes, I admit it. Isn't admitting you have a problem the first step towards recovery? ...more

I am on day two of no sugar and it is SO HARD!!!  Not sure I can keep it up.  I had ...more

Healthy Living and The Great American Health Challenge

We've been talking a lot about making healthy lifestyle changes since the New Year. If you are one of the millions that wants to become healthier in 2008, you may be interested in this program... ...more

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Feed Your Tiger: Lose Weight and Love It!

Have you ever thought that you or your friends resembled Dragons, Bears, Tigers of Cranes? Their body type, vitality and eating habits are unique. *Dragons like salty junk foods and develop water retention. They may be emotional eaters or PMS bingers. *Bears have a sweet tooth and a tummy. On trips, they seek pie and cupcake stops. Gymnema is useful for diabetes. *Tigers are food adventurists. They like spices, rich eating and alcohol. They may develop cellulite, allergies or headaches. ...more

Elaine's New Year's Resolutions

www.girlgonechild.com 1. Become a better dresser. Be one of those women (Like Haley) who has her own sense of style and accessorizes. 2. Actually find something I want to buy at a vintage clothing shop. Why am I the only person who can never find anything second hand? Rock the vintage jewelry look, something I’ve never been able to pull off. 3. Successfully cook a homemade meal for husband that does not involve a crock-pot. 4. Find a mom friend who likes to have fun ...more

10 tips for getting out of a rut

I did two new things today: I worked out in the afternoon instead of in the morning, and I took a hip-hop cardio class. I know neither one of these things are any big deal to most people, but I am such a creature of habit that if I have to deviate much from my routine I tend to get a little nervous. It's not that I think the sky will fall if I don't stick to the plan, but I know what works in my life and I have the management of it down to a science. Except lately, I just don't have the sort of enthusiasm I used to have. I go to the gym faithfully, but I haven't been as energized by it. I'm in a rut. Ruts happen at the gym just like they happen in relationships, careers, or anywhere else. The thing with a rut is that the longer you stay in it, the deeper it grows and the more entrenched you become. The best way to get out of a rut is to deliberately do something different. Going to the gym at a different time than usual means seeing new people. Taking a cardio class instead of doing a machine workout means creating a new experience for my body, too. So, if you are in a rut, or if you just think that variety is the spice of life, try these 10 tips for shaking things up: ...more