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March 30, 2015

A Must-Have Book For Anyone Considering Weight Loss Surgery

I would like to recommend a new book, It’s Never Too Late: A Ten-Year Journey With Weight Loss Surgery, by my good friend, Karen Gillman. I met Karen eight years ago, shortly after she had lost 145 pounds from lap band surgery. I had just recently moved back to my husband’s home […]
March 28, 2015

Parent Checklist For College: Junior Year

  The moment comes way too soon. One minute you’re hosting sleepovers and kissing the owies away and the next you’re looking through endless lists of college possibilities. However, regardless of the path you and your child have traveled to this point, nothing has the power to snap you into […]
March 26, 2015

5 More Eating Habits That Yield Lasting Weight Results

On the last post I shared the first five and now it’s time to get right to 5 more mindful eating habits that will yield weight results and help you lose the weight for good. 1. Pass on mayo for all prepared sandwiches and ask for any rich sauces to be […]
March 25, 2015

Spinach Pasta Yum Bake Recipe

There is just something about the comfort of a gooey casserole that we all love. It’s even better when you find a casserole that combines some very nutritional elements into an appealing “comfort food.” This Spinach Pasta Yum Bake Recipe does just that!   This casserole is great because it combines the […]
March 23, 2015

Just Keep Going With Your Weight Loss

Sometimes you need encouragement to just keep going with your weight loss. It is never easy and weight management can be even harder. You need to give yourself time to settle into the journey so you can learn the ropes and begin to feel more comfortable with the terrain. If […]
March 21, 2015

Incorporate Some 2015 Fashion Trends Into Your Wardrobe

Age does have it’s perks. One huge benefit is having lived on this planet long enough to figure out what you like and what you don’t. Hopefully, you have also learned that you can be stylish and polished without riding the wave of every fashion trend. This is not to […]
March 18, 2015

10 Signs Spring Has Arrived!

Yippee girls! Thursday, March 20 marks the first official day of Spring. Of course, Spring can mean totally different things depending on which part of the country you’re from, so I included a little something for everyone. TEN SIGNS SPRING HAS ARRIVED (and one to grow on!) It’s no longer […]
March 14, 2015

Add A Little Pop Of Color To A Neutral Outfit

We are all fond of neutrals; especially for work. They are just so easy to put together without a lot of thought or planning. Also, neutrals are the fashion go-to for the woman who breaks out in hives just thinking about trying to mix and match an outfit. After all, […]
March 12, 2015

Do You Have Realistic Expectations For Your Weight Loss?

At one time or another, we have all daydreamed about some unattainable item or situation. Unfortunately, many people give up on weight loss as a reachable goal and relegate it to the realm of dreams or wishful thinking because they establish such unrealistic expectations. We never really develop a weight loss […]
March 11, 2015

Chicken Salad For Your Next Brown-Bag Lunch

What do I have for lunch? If you work outside the home, you find yourself asking that very question every single week day. Although it’s much easier to go out everyday for lunch, this strategy presents some serious pitfalls. How about chicken salad for your next brown-bag lunch? For one, […]
March 7, 2015

Beauty Bargains I Love

Have you ever strolled down the aisle of the cosmetics department to look for a tube of mascara only to find yourself staring at 100’s of different formulas and brands? It can be tough to find something that actually works for you. We all know the saying, “You get what […]
March 4, 2015

Manufacturers Are Pawning Off Fake Olive Oil?

A few years ago I made the decision to get down to the basics with a few items in my cooking routine. One of my big changes was to use olive oil in the majority of my cooking. Since it has a low to medium smoke point, I use it […]