As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door takes precision timing and a level of organization that most businesses couldn’t match. And while I insist my children have... Read more
I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part."
Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder!
Permanent weight... Read more
Christina (CFOSTER1966) lost 97 pounds and says she started this journey to become healthier and to ward off the complications that come with obesity. She has maintained her weight loss for the past 18 months. Find out how she did it!
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It cannot talk yet it speaks to you. Some days it makes you giddy with delight. Other days it puts you into a deep depression. It judges you on a superficial level. The thought of it is enough to worry even the most optimistic person. What am I talki... Read more
I love motivational quotes. One of my favorites is, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right!” I believe that there is a lot of truth to that statement. As a runner, I know that if I focus on the fatigue... Read more
I am about 350 pounds and I have been severely obese for almost all my life except my childhood years. My weight has caused many medical problems for me. Hypertension/high blood pressure, high triglycerides, hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, acid reflux,... Read more
Aww, Figgy, I'm sorry! I, too, am extremely sensitive. Also, like stretchygirl, my hubby is the opposite and couldn't care less what other people say or do, but he understands me...as much as he can, I suppose. I agree with these other ladies...... Read more
I am getting knee surgery on Nov 6 for a torn ACL, I am ordered to nothing weight barring prior to surgery (and of course after) my question is do you think Yoga would be ok?? I miss it so much... Read more
I am in Upstate NY I am looking for buddies near or far. I am 55 and I have 50-70 lbs to lose. The past 10 years were beyond stressful due to one of my son's cancer diagnosis. He is now considered cured and it's time for me to take care of myself... Read more
Ever had a chocolate chai latte? Try it! Use about a TBSP of Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder (5 calories) instead of syrup (25 calories for just the lite stuff!). If you use Oregon Chai Sugar Free concentrate the sweetness of the splenda blends... Read more
I have some decaf chai tea bags with no sweetner. I bring 1 1/2 c. water to a boil. Brew the tea strongly. Then cook 1/2 c. of oatmeal (regular, not isntant) in it. I add fruit as I wish and/or some Splenda. Because I am using more liquid than c... Read more
Blended, iced, shaken, and stirred—those coffee drinks from almost any chain have a bad reputation of being rich in calories and fat. But what about teas? Like coffee, brewed tea has zero calories, but those calories can add up quickly when oth... Read more
Every morning, I start my day with a hot chai. In the summer, it is a particularly special treat. Instead of my usual vanilla chai, it is transformed into a half-coconut, half-vanilla chai. I realize it has too many calories and I s... Read more
I just made a boo-boo, I picked the chai tea latte instead of chai tea. I just discovered (to my chagrin.) that its got 45 carbs. OMG. 100 Ok. so this is a time for a re-do, although I don't think I will be making that error again anyway. I'm not so... Read more
I have discovered Chai Seeds. I put a table Spoon full in my morning coffee. It as a rather unique texture to the coffee but it's not objectionable. After I drink it I feel really full and it stays with me for hours. I know it sounds too good to... Read more
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