21-Day Tummy book Giveaway – Ends 2/23

Getting healthy is on many people's minds, including my own. Though I have a significant amount of weight to lose, I'm not concentrating on that, but rather overall good health. To have my body working at its peak condition, I'm interested in learning more about what I eat and how it affects me. Featuring carb-light, anti-inflammatory foods, the 21-Day Tummy eating plan slashes inches from your belly (up to 4 ½ inches!) while banishing gas and bloating, heartburn and acid relux, constipation, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In addition, 21-Day Tummy includes: 50 … [Read more...]

Ridiculously Happy! by Carol Whitaker Book Blast and Giveaway – Ends 1/2

Ready to live your very best life? Actually, the secret to becoming absolutely, ridiculously happy is already being conveyed to you every moment of every day. And, it’s coming right from within you. Now, life transformation coach Carol Whitaker can teach you how to tap into the positive potential of your physical and emotional well-being, and by doing so, achieve your lifelong dreams. Ridiculously Happy! The Secret to Manifesting the Life and Body of your Dreams is Whitaker’s groundbreaking, step-by-step approach to changing the course of your life. By empowering you to claim your God-given … [Read more...]

Weight loss tool: Free site simulates your body at your goal weight!

I've tried so hard to lose weight over the years, but like many women have had a really long road with little to no lasting positive results. Frustration gives way to feeling totally defeated, and then months later I decide it's time to try again. There are many ways to lose weight, and more and more "dieting" advice from experts is leaning towards making life changes that will have you living and feeling healthy for the long haul. I totally agree, and that's what I want. My desire to lose weight and keep it off is just a part of the big picture - overall health. And, not just for me, but … [Read more...]

Yeah, we’re on the juice… #juicing #juicefast

No, not steroids. Fruit and veggie juicing. Have you heard about this? On Amy's recommendation, the hubz and I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, a feature documentary about a fellow named Joe Cross who decided to battle his rare chronic illness and (unfortunately, not so rare) obesity by going on a 60-day juice fast. So, he packed up his juicer and spent the next two months driving across the US and talking to folks about their health beliefs and spreading the message that produce is our friend. The film (which is streaming on Netflix), and his results, were amazing. I highly recommend … [Read more...]

Let the Zumba craziness resume…

During the summer, I started doing a daily Zumba workout to a video playlist I put together on YouTube. I fell off the workout wagon after some family stuff took priority, and I've been super slow to get back on. Today, I looked in the mirror and just didn't like what I saw. Not only have I gained back all the weight I'd lost, but I just wasn't anywhere near as happy with everything in my life as I was when I was working out and eating right. So, my first reaction was to grab some cheese sticks out of the freezer and snarf them down. Then, I immediately had the urge to kick myself in the … [Read more...]

The Healthy Backslide – No more excuses

I've been thinking about my weight loss journey - how far I've come and how much I've backslid at times. After some real soul searching, it occurred to me that every time I yo-yoed, I'd use every excuse in the book not to exercise and eat right, and make it okay to just wait one more day. I’m past excuses now. I realized I haven’t had anyone ever come out and say getting healthy sucks at first. I have to REALLLLY want it. And, even when I feel I don’t have the will, I have to make myself move forward. It’s an adjustment like any other. A food addiction is no different than any other … [Read more...]