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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Time-perspective, priorities, people!

Is life overwhelming? Feeling like life is hard? I’m still adjusting to the new normal with the recent loss of a well-loved friend. My friend’s health deteriorated quickly and within 21 days she passed. This kind of shocking loss puts life into perspective. Priorities change. Irritations lose their power. Stuff loses its appeal. Careers lose […]

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I blew it! I veered off the path of health and well-being!

It’s time for this blogger to ‘fess up! Over this last week I didn’t eat well at all! It was a hard week emotionally. I said my final goodbye to my best friend. I attended the visitation, funeral and graveside service. Then I had the stress of packing and preparing for a big trip that […]

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How do we cope when God says, “no”?

What do we do when God says no? How do we cope? Maybe you didn’t get the job, or the pregnancy test was negative again. Perhaps the house deal fell through or the doctor’s report was not good? We all have hard times when God’s answer is no. God said no to my prayers. My […]

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Tempted? Count the cost!

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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My strategies, my struggles – summer!

I want you to know that I struggle too. I have reached some of my health goals but I have to continue to take these little steps to health. Writing this blog helps me stay accountable.  I find the summer especially hard because there is less routine and summer equals fun food! Here’s how I […]

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Need support when the food temptations are strong?

Feeling alone in your health journey? Wish you could chat with women who know what it is like to struggle on a daily basis with food issues? Wish you could get support on the days when temptations are strong? Wish you could get encouraged when you feel like a failure again? Wish there was someone […]

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