Develop a Healthier Lifestyle Earlier In Life

I feel like I really need to make a plea with those who are under the age of 40. While you can, develop a healthier lifestyle by eating right and exercising. Throughout the course of my life I have been able to pretty easily take off any extra pounds that I might have gained. I thought it would happen again. After all, I have been exercising faithfully and eating well consistently for the past two months. Surely by now I should be seeing some results. Guess what? They are very slow in coming and I have determined that it’s due … Continue reading

Building Healthy Habits To Set A Good Example

Earlier this week I had a couple of days where I did not quite feel like myself. My patience was wearing thin, I was grouchy and irritable, and I was generally not all that fun to be around. I believe that the underlying cause of my acute case of the crankies is that for the past eleven days, I have been following a rather strict nutritional program called the Whole30. The Whole30 is a nutritional program designed by the folks at Whole9 that lasts for 30 days, as the name would imply. It is designed to help people reset their … Continue reading

Maintaining Your Weight

Are you happy about the idea of just maintaining your weight? We rarely hear people talk about that. We constantly hear about the need to lose weight but we don’t hear about the part where we just maintain our weight. I have been in a real rut lately with my eating and exercise habits. I fell off the wagon for a bit and although I have tried to get back on, it has been a rough road. It’s become that rollercoaster ride of having ups and downs. I just can’t seem to get myself completely together. One would think that … Continue reading

The Great Fructose Debate

I love sugar. In fact, I think I could live on sugar alone. I am particularly fond of artificial sugar found in sweet treats, such as Twizzlers, Jelly Bellys, Sour Patch Kids and Hot Tamales. I am a considerably healthy individual and I know that sugar is not good for me, but I just can’t help myself. I try to rationalize it in my mind. I don’t smoke, or drink or have any other particularly destructive habits, so is sugar really that bad for me? My love of artificial sugar began as a little girl. One of my favorite traditions … Continue reading

Getting Past Discouragement

Last week I expressed some discouragement over the lack of change I was seeing in my body, despite eating healthier and exercising for two months now. I pleaded with others to “Develop a Healthier Lifestyle Earlier in Life” because I am seeing the affects of waiting until you are older. Because I was feeling discouraged, I ended up caving in this past weekend to food that I should not have. I think deep down inside I was thinking, “What’s the use? I might as well eat what I want.” Then my treadmill got moved over the weekend to a spot … Continue reading

Frugal Living Month in Review: August 2008

With August passed, it will be hard to hold on to summer, but fortunately, we have a lot of memories of the “dog days.” We also have lots of great articles about saving money, something that is pretty important these days. Take a look at what was posted in August. August 1st Frugal Living Month in Review: July 2008 July went by so quickly for us! There were so many fun and frugal activities and events for us to explore, from a science camp to free movies and sand sculpting. I hope your July was equally fun and frugal. Summer … Continue reading