Look for the good when life is hard.

Do you have an attitude of gratitude?  I’m working on mine.  It’s easy to be thankful when everything is going well, but what about those harder days?  I’m learning that when I focus on the positive instead of the negative my perspective changes. “So much good happens to us in the rush of daily life […]

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Want more energy? Me too!

So it’s time to ‘fess up!  Yup, this lady thought she made healthy food choices.  But I learned an important lesson last week. I always include some good protein in my meals.  But my protein sources didn’t contain much iron.  I chose yogurt, cheese, nuts and seeds and peanut butter as part of my breakfast […]

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10 insights for intentional eating and weight loss!

How I am doing with my struggle with those 5 pounds, you ask?  I discovered some really interesting stuff! Remember I said those pounds snuck up on me with little extra bites?  Well, I decided that I would keep a running total for a few weeks to get an idea of how those calories added […]

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What do I do when I gain 5 pounds?

Just like that 5 pounds are back!  Urgh!  Yup, it happens to me too.  It doesn’t seem fair that the pounds sneak back on so easily! I wondered how that had happened and thought about my food choices and my exercise.  I almost always have a long walk in the evening and sometimes a morning […]

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TAKE A U-TURN​! STOP BELIEVING STUPID LIES

Ever taken a wrong turn on a road trip? Or maybe you came across construction and got lost following the detour signs. Would you say this? “Oh well I’ve made one bad turn. I might as well keep going until the end of the day. I’ll turn around tomorrow.”   But that’s what we do […]

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Tempted? Choose the best reward and win!

I want to reward myself with something to eat or drink.  It is so tempting, isn’t it? It’s a hot summer day and I’m hot and tired from my day of running errands. I want a rich cold sweet coffee drink from Starbucks! I stand in line for a few minutes trying to make up […]

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How to cope with cravings!

The piece of chocolate cake is luring me into the kitchen with whispers of forbidden delight.  The potato chips are inviting me to a private crunch and munch party.  Food cravings or temptations are a real part of life. How do we cope?  What do we do? The first thing we need to know is […]

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7 basics to beat the winter blahs!

Have the winter blahs hit you? Do you want to stay inside and cook and eat high fat comfort food?  You don’t want to exercise and you feel sleepy!   You feel unmotivated and it’s easy to feel bored.  Yup, it’s cabin fever or a new term I just heard – ‘shack wacky’!  How do […]

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Don’t quit! Take one step to health!

Wow Baby it’s cold outside! It’s so easy for me to stay inside on cold days and eat comfort foods. Or curl up with a good book and a high calorie sweet drink. If I’m not careful it’s easy for me to gain weight and get lazy. Can you relate? This healthy life style takes […]

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A nutritionst shares – 2 tips for dealing with stress!

Ever wish you could ask a licensed nutritionist some questions free of charge?  Well your wish has come true today! Charity Elliott my wonderful daughter in law is doing a guest post for us today!  I asked her 2 questions.  #1.  Which vitamins help our bodies cope with stress?   #2.  What should we eat […]

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Pre-holiday stress?

Is stress part of your life?  We think it’s normal to have some daily stress. Add in the Christmas season and the lists of all the tasks to be done and it’s the perfect recipe for more stress. For the next 6 weeks I am going to share how I am coping with stress! A […]

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Technology love or hate?

I had a fun blog post ready. It’s a recipe for Nacho apples. With good pictures! But my new phone and my computer are not communicating! Sometimes I love technology and sometimes I hate it! You guess which this time is, teehee. I tried all sorts of things that my limited skills allow. Needless to […]

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