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It's a Lifestyle Change, Not a Diet!

A diet is only a temporary solution to the problem. It involves crazy yo-yoing, deprivation, and more often than not you will gain back the weight you rapidly lost -- and then some!

My sister in law is constantly trying to diet. But after she gets hungry from completely depriving herself of e...

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Just one , sounds silly but it works for me!

About 7 years ago, I was at a point in my life where I was able to focus on my health and eating habits. After spending most of my life berating myself over every morsel of food that I put in my mouth and bad habits I had grown accustom too, I had a moment of clarity and a 'click' went off in my mi...

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Water, water and more water

I never would have thought that I would say that, as the taste of water to me is blech! But water is the secret to feeling good and losing weight! Helps you stay full and it helps you stay focused. I never liked water to me it was just gross and if it didn't fizz forget it! But it has turned out to ...

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Never Give Up!

It's inevitable. At some point you'll miss a workout. You'll eat a bacon cheeseburger. You'll have an extra glass of wine. Well, guess what? YOU'RE HUMAN!! Life doesn't have to perfect to be wonderful! You don't have to be perfect to lose weight; you have to be intentional. So, if you mess up - get ...

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Work, Play, Learn


It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
~ Leo Buscaglia

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Stop Eating Foods You Don't Love


STOP eating foods you don't love.

Just because a food is labeled "healthy" or "good for you" is not a reason to eat it! For instance, I hate salmon, kale and oatmeal and since I have made a vow to no longer eat foods I don't love, I have removed these from my diet. I tried to like these...

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My Accident that changed my life

My secret to success is count and log all calories and stay positive. A positive mind set is the true secret to success.

August 7, 2014 I was hit by a car going at least 40mph. I am very lucky to be alive. When the car struck me I was opening the back door to my car to get my 2 year old ...

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At least TRY to be happy!

We've all been around miserable people, and some of them even have a reason to be miserable...for a while. But some people seem to be ALWAYS down in the dumps, grumpy, whatever you may call it, it's depressing to the rest of us! We can at least TRY to be happy, even if we feel lonely, depressed, o...

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Morning my fano happy dads day

Sleep is so important to our health, and when we arenít getting good sleep, we can open ourselves up to many health challenges. But we can also take advantage of our time spent sleeping to help curb mind related issuSleep is so important to our health, and when we Sleep is so important to our health...

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