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HEALTHY MEAL PLANNING

How to Use Mason Jar Salads for Weight Loss

I slowed down running for a bit.  Asthma is part of my life so slowing down and logging less miles was important while I was figuring things out. 

As a result, I put on 11 pounds.  It's not the end of the world, but when I'm consistently running the speed and amount I want to, I don't ever worry about my weight.  It wasn't a trend I was excited about.  One thing I had to start to do was portion control.  We eat healthily, I just had to dial back how much I was eating.  Then I really looked a …

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The Simple 3-Step Guide to Vacation Menu Planning

Taking a trip is tough on the body.  Even without much of a time zone change, being in a different place throws off your groove.  

The water, climate, elevation, foods are all different,  Going to my sisters is great because we have a routine.  Being in a hotel is somewhat more challenging however the rules still apply. Here's a simple 3-step guide to vacation menu planning. 

1. Have A Plan:  My sister and I menu plan the time we're together.  We do breakfast and lunch first and then tackle …

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Setting Weight Loss Goals in Bite-Sized Pieces

Setting Goals.  I have used everything from Jane Fonda VHS tapes to a home gym.  Bodyweight exercises to a personal trainer.  I've run, biked, hiked, and skipped through parking lots with my kids to lose weight, reduce body fat, and stay in shape.  Being physically fit takes effort, commitment, and dedication.


Post hysterectomy with a one year old little boy who just needed his Mommy

Post hysterectomy with a one-year-old little boy who just needed his Mommy

I hate this picture.  I look absent which is exactly how I felt.  I was pregnant 7 times and the fina…

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Everything You Need to Know About Creating a Diet Plan

Society is inundated with diet plans. So I decided to share with you everything you need to know about creating a diet plan. Here's how I lost 35 pounds and have kept it off for almost a decade.

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Figure out your IDEAL body weight.  I went off my weight prior to having kids, between pregnancies and how my clothes fit when I was at a healthy weight.  For me, it's 125 lbs so that's what I'll use as an example.

Protein:  .5-1 gram per pound of body weight.  (62.5-125 g)  When I was competing in…

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Figuring Out Your Pre-Run Diet

I've gotten asked quite often about food and running. I have a lot of ideas that have and have not worked but in the end the best advice I can give is to try, try again. For example, Gatorade (which many athletes drink) makes me puke. Every. Single. Time. No question. I always bring my own liquid electrolyte replacement in my pack during a race.  Always.  I don't know what they'll have at aid stations and I refuse to take the chance. Throw up your guts a couple times mid race and tell me I'm sil…

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