Monthly Archives: September 2007

A summer of injuries.

This summer it seemed like everyone we know managed to acquire some type of sports injury. Several of our friends even months later are still going through rehab to regain strength and function. It is so hard to watch people … Continue reading

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Quick breakfast idea.

Time has become a rare commodity in our house in the mornings. Pretty much everyone except me seems to get a good breakfast. This week I am going to try to commit to making sure I at least drink my … Continue reading

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Stress is my new diet partner.

This week I discovered a great new diet and exercise routine. The great thing about this workout is it won’t leave you breathless or needing a pulse oximeter. Quite simply you fill your week with so much stress until you … Continue reading

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Do I need different sneakers?

The sneakers I currently use for working out are less than 6 months old. They are primarily designed for walking and since that is my main physical activity they seemed perfect. The thing I am noticing recently is that my … Continue reading

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I need a new uniform.

For the last couple of years we jokingly referred to track pants and a t-shirt as my “uniform”. The truth of the matter was that I simply couldn’t bare to try to shove myself into my regular clothes. Being either … Continue reading

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Rethink that frozen blended coffee.

Yikes! I just spent a bit of time looking into the calorie count for some of the really popular frozen drinks on the market. If you have never considered this and are trying to loose weight you may want think … Continue reading

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“Home” sick.

For the last couple of weeks my allergies have been absolutely insane. In fact last week they got so bad my tongue swelled up and I had to take major doses of Benadryl to keep myself afloat. I have narrowed … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to old friends…

At long last I have parted with some old friends. We shared many very close and personal moment over the last year. I suppose I could hang onto them for sentimental reasons but we have grown apart. It wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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His fruit rocks!

When it comes to picking out the best fresh fruits and veggies I believe you have to have knack for it. I do not have this knack in any way, shape or form. I don’t recall ever buying produce and … Continue reading

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His new hobby.

Last spring my husband embarked on a new hobby. Despite the fact that he doesn’t really drink to speak of he decided to take up wine making. In the last 6 months he has made half a dozen different kinds … Continue reading

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Healthy chicken tenders.

Finding meals that are low fat and appealing to the entire family is sometimes a challenge. Children don’t care about carbs and trans fats or that something is “good for them”. When I run across a recipe that my entire … Continue reading

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I must keep going….

Since school has started my workout partner has bailed out on me. Bailed out might be the wrong choice of words. This is the first year of school for her son and she is finding out that getting a family … Continue reading

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Drawing out salve works!

On one of our morning walks the topics of slivers came up. My walking partner was expounding on how well this stuff called “Drawing Out Salve” had worked to help her remove a deeply embedded sliver. I kind of dismissed … Continue reading

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More is not better.

The other day I was talking with a friend of mine about over the counter pain medicine. She indicated that she takes huge amounts of acetaminophen every day. The number of pills she reported taking seemed outrageous to me and … Continue reading

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Healthy Smores?

This weekend we are getting together with some friends to have a cook out. Being on a diet that relies heavily upon me really watching my fat intake I always get a little antsy about these events. So before I … Continue reading

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Why eat oatmeal?

I was reading over the diet that the contestants on Fat March ate and noted that oatmeal was a staple food for them. This led me to wonder what is it about oatmeal that makes it an optimal food choice. … Continue reading

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Where does it all go wrong?

In the course of my work in the medical field I have cared for several morbidly obese people. The thing I have always struggled with is wondering where it all went wrong for them. Research suggests that even as young … Continue reading

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Fat March fans?

The only television I watch is usually streaming video online. One of my favorite sources for this is ABC.com. I love that I can spend an evening catching up on several shows all at once. Right now my viewing schedule … Continue reading

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Get a little sunlight.

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin we all need to stay healthy. The cool thing about it is you don’t need to pop a pill or eat certain foods to get your allotted amount. Getting your quotient of vitamin D … Continue reading

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Even in small towns.

I live in a fairly small town. People often think that small towns are immune to the problems found in bigger cities. The truth is that living in the city really is like living in a small town or rather … Continue reading

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