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Maintaining Weight Loss

Whether you're trying to lose weight, gain weight, or stick to your current weight, you might be tempted to look up the suggested calories per day for your gender, age, and activity level. The following chart should only be used as a reference point because every person is so different metabolically...

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make healthy snacks for long drives

Make healthy snacks for long drives to avoid eating junk or stopping for junk. I find when I have a long drive that is more than one hour, that it is hard to avoid eating or craving food. IF I have nutritious food available such as fresh veggies or fruit, it makes the drive shorter and I am less a...

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30...

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Giving up "being the one"

Today, I practiced a skill I am trying to achieve. I am always "the one who is there, the one who helps, the one who can be counted on..." I know you can go from there and add something. Today, I practiced being someone who took care of herself. And guess what? When I called to say I would be a...

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Giving up "being the one"

Today, I practiced a skill I am trying to achieve. I am always "the one who is there, the one who helps, the one who can be counted on..." I know you can go from there and add something. Today, I practiced being someone who took care of herself. And guess what? When I called to say I would be a...

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A couple of suggestions for staying positive during weight loss

Staying positive during your weight loss journey is one of the most important parts of achieving your goals. There is, after all, a great deal of truth in the phrase “healthy mind, healthy body.” Staying optimistic will help keep you motivated and keep you on track. But often, staying positive can b...

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Brain Gain News For Your Noggin

Alzheimer's. The hallmark of Alzheimer's is abnormal fragments of protein called amyloid.

"Amyloid plaques collect in the brain," explains Vemuri. But amyloid alone doesn't cause Alzheimer's.

"Roughly 30 percent of people aged 70 to 90 have amyloid in their brains, and they're cognit...

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How tofu is made and if all tofu is fermented?

How tofu is made and if all tofu is fermented?

Originating in China well over a thousand years ago, tofu is made by curdling soymilk so that soymilk proteins become coagulated. The resulting soy curds can then be pressed into a sliceable cake. "Nigari" tofu typically refers to soymilk that ha...

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To Live a Longer Life

I am doing this to live a longer life and to enjoy the people and loved ones I am surrounded with. That is a huge motivator for me.

I have decided to eat with the goal of eating healthy all the time, for long term benefits. There are so many diet plans available it is hard to choose the righ...

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You ARE good, smart and beautiful



You are good enough, smart enough, beautiful enough and strong enough. Believe it and never let insecurity run your life.

I am revisiting some old blogs, because I am putting together a compilation of my blogs, and my story, and writing a book. This one was a featured blog, way back i...

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