6:22 PM Oct 18, 2012
Another busy week. I went to my family doctor this past week for a check-up. He could not believe how much weight I've lost. He was able to take me off two meds that I take for high blood pressure. We are waiting to see what the blood work tests say about my cholesterol and sugar. I've been...
4:00 PM Oct 18, 2012
It’s hard enough, willpower-wise, to make healthier choices when you’re trying to achieve your weight loss goals. But it’s even harder when seemingly better-for-you “diet foods” don’t live up to their claims—or are downright harmful to your health.
6:15 PM Oct 17, 2012
The tree outside my window is now red, the sky is gray and the rain is drizzling down. I love the fall. Makes a girl want hot chocolate, chick flicks and big blanket. Can also be bad though, because I LOVE to bake, and this is the beginning of baking weather. Halloween treats, to Thanksgiving...
6:00 PM Oct 16, 2012
This past week we started surf training, oh my. I must say my body has never moved like this. After completing my 72-lap goal Oct. 9 (one mile YEAH), the next day my YMCA personal trainer Joyce Niedzwiecki had completed her research on training for surfing, and I was the guinea pig. Well my back...
Oct 16, 2012 (All day)
A regular cardio machine routine certainly deserves kudos. It’s a great way to burn calories quickly and stay fit. But, you won’t be doing your physique any favors if you make one of these common cardio machine mistakes.
9:00 PM Oct 15, 2012
The grocery store offers a cornucopia of food choices, healthy and not so healthy. For most people, the grocery store is the source for the majority of food they consume. When working toward a healthier lifestyle, smart eating habits begin here. The food chosen from the shelves and bins makes a direct impact on a person’s overall health.
4:00 PM Oct 15, 2012
It’s been said, usually by non-outdoorsy types, that hiking is really just walking. For the most part, this is true. But longer hikes, especially those involving rocky or elevated trails, usually require some planning. Here are 10 tips for keeping up on a long-distance hike, plus 10 things to bring along to ensure a safe, fun excursion.
2:00 PM Oct 15, 2012
For me, nothing signifies the end of summer as poetically and viscerally as seeing pumpkins in a patch. One look at that field and I start salivating for all of my favorite pumpkin dishes.
6:08 PM Oct 13, 2012
Alright, after the most frustrating week of the year, with me not getting to the gym at all, I made a bit of a “command” decision regarding getting back on track.  I got to the gym three days this past week (not enough, I know…but a start) including two days in which I got to the gym at 5:30 a.m....
6:00 PM Oct 12, 2012
Hey everyone. Hope everyone had a great weekend. I enjoyed my fall break. I hate that it had to end so quickly. I'm going to be once again studying. Graduation is around the corner so I can't mess around. I have to test, so wish me luck everyone. I'm going to need it. Had a monthly meeting Oct. 7...

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