Yet Another Rant

But it's been a while, so I guess you could say I was long overdue. This issue has been simmering for quite a while now; I haven't been sure how or when or even if it should be addressed, but today I am throwing caution to the wind and I've decided to just start writing/whining. (I've made…

The Search Begins

It's been over 4 years now. Over 4 years since the consequences caught up to me, forcing me to reevaluate my life. Over 4 years since realizing I needed to break free of the accompanying mentality. I was unhealthy physically and mentally. It was a pretty miserable existence and I felt trapped.  (My story as featured…

Stop Chasing Skinny!

Unfortunately, in our quest for skinny, we are becoming obese. Recent figures from the National Institute of Health report more than 2/3 of Americans are considered to be overweight or obese. More than 1 in 3 adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20 adults are considered to have extreme obesity. About one-third of…

What Does Healthy “Look” Like?

"You must be having a great summer! You look so healthy!" The words were innocent enough. Complimentary even. I had just gone in for a dental cleaning, and was chatting with the hygienist, who I had seen on a regular basis for many years. She is an incredibly caring person, and I know she meant well.…

TMI? KISS!

Eating healthy should not be complicated; yet, it is, and increasingly so. We are continually bombarded with information about what we should be eating. Look at the magazines at the grocery store checkout, and you will see what celebrities are doing to stay in shape or lose excess pounds. Turn on the TV and there…