Duodenal Switch, WLS in my future

Robin's view, Awesome, people are reading my stories. COOL. Thank you, thank you. Please feel free to comment. ...more

Despite My Fear, I'll Be Cheering at the Boston Marathon Finish Line

Editor's Note, 4/16/14: One suspect is in custody after two backpacks left near this year's finish line yesterday were detonated safely. This post was written before those events were reported. The marathon is on Monday. We're having the anniversary of last year’s bombing and subsequent days of confusion and unknowing and “shelter-in-place." The rehashing of all of it has been going on for weeks. I don’t know what TV and local newspapers are doing. I do know that our local NPR station, WBUR, has had nonstop talk of it, at least in the mornings. I know there are art projects and documentaries and Sports Illustrated did a photo shoot at the finish line last Saturday....more
I try not to live in fear as it is not of God.  Terrorists will not win - they will not scare us ...more

Turkey Quinoa Burgers Plus LinkyParty and Giveaway

Amber @ Fit, Foodie RunsFor Recipe go here:http://www.fitfoodieruns.com/2014/04/16/turkey-quinoa-burgers-plus-plowo......more

My significant other hates vegetables. How do I eat healthy at home?

Source A client recently approached me with the following dilemma:...more
Thanks for the article, I shared it on my business page to my clients and fitness students.  A ...more

What is BMI?

What is BMI?BMI or Body Mass Index is a frequently used to measure or quantify an individual’s body shape based on a correlation between that person’s height and weight....more
Yes, BMI is usually faulty with athletes or anyone who is extremely fit.  Most American football ...more

The Cult of Organics: Is It Worth the Extra Money?

At a playdate with a group of mothers, I once horrified an impossibly hip, young mom by telling her I refused to eat organic food because it was too expensive and that I felt I wouldn't be buying a better product. The look of shock on her face made me wonder if I had suddenly experienced a Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction. After glancing down to make sure I wasn't flashing anyone (and to check that Justin Timberlake wasn't lurking behind a bush), I tried to calmly explain my position on organic versus conventionally grown food. ...more
BRAV-O!!! This just showed up as a related article to something I just posted and I could not ...more

Exercising (Away) the Demons of Depression & Anxiety

I used to always say that I would only run if chased, but last year I got a good pair of running shoes and would run two or three times per week....more
JennaHatfield  I'm glad you're able to manage your anxiety and depression.  I always have to ...more

Will the Holiday Meal Knock You Off-Course?

Heading to an Easter banquet table (or two) this weekend? We’re going to an all-you-can-eat Easter buffet for lunch on Sunday; it will be my first feasting occasion since recently committing to a healthy eating lifestyle (with the ultimate goal of decreasing my cholesterol) and I’m pretty sure that eggs benedict and fried chicken don’t fit in that plan.  I know a lot of people will say that it’s okay to throw goals out the window for one day, but for me, I truly want to eat healthy that day, not out of sacrifice, but simply out of choosing to “eat to live.”...more

Sole of the City 10k Recap and Cheer for Erika #BostonStrong

Hi! I'm Amber @ Fit, Foodie Runshttp://www.fitfoodieruns.com/2014/04/14/sole-city-10k-recap-soleofthecit...And here it was. The big day I have been waiting for. Eight weeks of training with Charm City Run, came down to this exact day. I have been preparing myself to run The Sole of the City 10k....more