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Like many people battling with weight and healthy living, I struggle with saying “no” to unhealthy foods that simply look and sound delicious. Making wise and healthy food choices is a constant battle. Changing the desire of eating unhealthy food is difficult when there is temptation to eat unhealthy things everywhere you look. By seeing food for what it is designed to provide, my desire and urge to eat unhealthy has completely changed. I have been able to change my mindset by adapting two main… Continue reading »

Reducing the amount of screen time we get every day is an important strategy for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Screen time includes time spent looking at a computer, TV, or any mobile device including phones and tablets. This is important because time spent in front of a screen is mostly inactive. Most of us who have a regular office/desk job, cannot always control the amount of time spent working at a computer while at work. However, we can… Continue reading »

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012 research showed that over 29 million Americans were said to have diabetes. That number is minuscule when compared to the 86 million adults who have prediabetes. Prediabetes is when a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes yet.  A majority of these 86 million adults are not aware they have prediabetes and may be at risk for developing type 2… Continue reading »

It all happened one Sunday morning in 2015 before church. De’s daughter tried to wake her up when she was having her second stroke. Her daughter tried to get her mom up, putting her hands on De’s face asking “Mama, are you having another stroke?!” When De lethargically said “No, my head doesn’t even hurt” she said her daughter’s gut instinct told her otherwise. Since this was De’s second stroke, she thought she knew the symptoms from her first one… Continue reading »

About two years ago I blogged about pictures of old running shoes I put on my success board. I am happy to report I am on my 3rd pair of running shoes since that post. My last two pairs of running shoes have participated in cold, Thanksgiving Day Races and early morning races in June. My hiking boots have been to Acadia National Park, Grandfather Mountain, and on endless trails in state parks at Umstead, Eno River, and Falls Lake.… Continue reading »

I was overweight as a kid, and like a lot of overweight kids I was not a fan of exercise and the opportunities it presented to put my shortcomings on display (I’m looking at you, gym class). As an adult, however, I have come to love it. I particularly love the alone time granted by a long bike ride or an afternoon hiking. I can even find that solitude in a morning jog or a quick stop at the gym.… Continue reading »