Monthly Archives: September 2010

Finding Balance

Since my mid-teens I was responsible for my financial well being.  I started college at age 17, but because I had to work and support myself, I didn’t graduate until I was 25.  While working full-time and going to school, … Continue reading

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Setting Realistic Goals

One of the things I’ve struggled with throughout my life is setting realistic goals.  Most people have probably heard by now the saying, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”  And I agree.  If we do not have a plan, … Continue reading

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Understanding Cravings

When we crave certain foods, there is usually an underlying reason.  Sometimes it is a nutrient deficiency.  In fact, overeating due to food cravings is most often a result of consuming too many low nutrient dense foods (fats, junk food, … Continue reading

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Turning Frustration Into Motivation

There are a lot of things about my health and weight that frustrate, irritate and depress me.  My clothes don’t fit right.  Buying new clothes about makes me cry every time.  My wedding ring can’t come off my finger anymore … Continue reading

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Healthy Habits

“According to both the prestigious Institute of Medicine and researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, two-thirds of our health is determined not by the medical care we receive, but by our health habits and the environment in which we … Continue reading

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Starting My Journey to Health

Lately, I have had a coming-to-terms with an issue I’ve struggled with for many years: my weight.  Like many women, I have felt uncomfortable with my weight as I compare my expanding waist line and increasing clothing sizes to what … Continue reading

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