I got on the scale this morning, looked down and couldn't believe my eyes. 100 pounds, exactly. It's major I know. Losing 100 pounds is amazing and in 5 months no less. But, what's even more amazing is that I realized this is just one more loss. I'm not done. I can celebrate this achievement, and I will—in fact, I just got done texting with a coworker/friend of mine who promised me an outfit when I got to 100—but as I told my god-mother this morning when she asked me how we should celebrate,… Continue
Added by Faridha Traylor on August 21, 2010 at 10:00am —
It sounded like a good idea at the time. Continue
I had read an article about these super-cool magnetic bumper stickers, CAUTION NEW DRIVER, and thought to myself. What a brilliant idea! Whenever I'm having my newly permitted child practice driving skills, I'll just slap it onto the back of the ol' van. Then all the other kindly drivers will be instantaneously aware and think to themselves, "Oh, look. How sweet, a new driver. I'll give him a nice, wide berth so he has plenty of room as he…
Added by Holly Bowne on February 27, 2010 at 8:28pm —
The Florida Department of Citrus today released a video highlighting some of women’s most common unglamorous moments. The video, titled “Grapefruit Guide to Glamorous Moments <… Continue
Added by Crystal Thomas on February 16, 2010 at 12:05pm —
I have a challenge for you!
This challenge will run for the next 4 weeks, with a winner each week!
(Though everyone who participates will be a winner in my eyes).
The inspiration for this Healthy Challenge
comes from my work. At work, every day we track how many servings of fruits and veggies that we eat. At the end of the week we tally how… Continue
Added by Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader on February 15, 2010 at 8:36am —
I hear myself
Gabby used to be a very sweet, loving and affectionate child. She let me feed her as a toddler probably longer than I should have, she always liked to sleep in my bed or sit in my lap to watch a movie. Giving me kisses and rubbing noses was a regular in… Continue
Added by Dwan Perrin on January 23, 2010 at 5:55pm —
Did you know I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder? Yeah it is true, about 6 years ago my doctor at the time diagnosed me with it, read on to learn more about how social media has worked to help me overcome my anxiety disorder.
Travel back to December 2008, I was determined to make money from home and had been doing direct sales for a while without making enough in commissions to pay all my bills. I wanted more, but knew that money had to be made from home due to the fact… Continue
Added by Brandy Tanner on January 21, 2010 at 8:38am —
I was thinking the other day about perceptions, and it’s so true that life is what we perceive it to be. This holds true for any area of your life. Think about it, if you perceive your body image as that of a fat, no good person then you will feel like a fat, no good person. Reality is you need to look at every area of your life and perceive it to be a positive place. Yes you may not be totally happy with your body image, yes your life may appear to be in a rough place right now. So many people… Continue
Added by Brandy Tanner on January 14, 2010 at 12:41pm —
I want to invite everyone to check out my blog, Your Thoughts... Development, Children, and Life...
This week I have discussed infant mortality, birthing options, etc. I would really love to hear more from those with experience, opinions, ideas... and really tough questions like- How does Universal health Care intend to make a difference with… Continue
Added by Valerie on October 28, 2009 at 7:44am —
By Marianna, Green Mama’s Pad
When I started on my green journey, one of the first things I changed was all of our personal care products. Everything from shampoo to body wash to lotion. I learned that all of the items we were using were loaded with chemicals that were not doing us any good. Some of the dangerous ingredients you will find on traditional products are formaldehyde, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate and sadly, so much more. I want to quickly take a look at one of these to… Continue
Added by POSHpreneur Clarissa on October 26, 2009 at 9:00am —
I am wondering how many parents are like me in their inability to keep up to date on political issues. It is frustrating to say the least, to not have the time to listen to the news or to read the newspapers and whenever I do get the chance to get better informed I usually wind up either in tears and angry from reality or completely confused.
Listening to educated people is my alternative and I try to listen to all sides so that I can make my own opinions. One of the most important… Continue
Added by Jillylivi on September 18, 2009 at 8:28am —
ody is estimated to be 60% water, which if you think about that in terms of your body as a whole- 100%-then 60% of your body being made up of water is quite a bit. In fact, that's downright a huge portion of what your body is made of. Water is essential to thrive, grow, and function in life. Without water, we would die. So many organs in our bodies are made up of water (the brain is 80% water!) that we simply need water for those organs to function properly and to their full… Continue
Added by Samantha @ Mama Notes on August 27, 2009 at 12:57pm —
For the times when it seems the world has gone astray, or just after a tough day, a bath is a wonderful nourishing space to retreat.
When my shower head broke this winter, I was forced to take baths daily for a bit. This "problem" ended up being a wonderful blessing in disguise.… Continue
Added by Danielle Marie Crume on June 24, 2009 at 12:05pm —
I am two months and some odd days into unemployment and a decision has to be made. Do I continue to pay health insurance or not?
I have a chronic illness that has been in remission for most of my life. Because of this condition it is nearly impossible for me to get health insurance, and I pay a high premium, something akin to a car note, or for some rent.
So I began searching and found out about MRMIP the Major Risk Medical Insurance Program available through the State of California.… Continue
Added by Rhonda Mitchell on April 17, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Not living your healthiest and happiest life? Follow along with my Healthier & Happier Series
Please leave me your comments on the blog! Thank you for visiting in advance and may you be empowered to live healthier and happier in your journey!
Added by Duong on March 28, 2009 at 12:13pm —
What's more challenging: Being a Teen or Raising a Teen?
The teenage years are a time of transition for both parent and child as each struggles with boundaries of dependence, responsibility and independence. We learn what is ours and what is not. But lets face it, parents have the advantage of years of wisdom and experience, while teens are just getting started.
Teens can be overwhelmed by waves of normal emotional and physical changes as they navigate… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on March 13, 2009 at 8:00pm —
I just updated my website with a new Allergy & Sinus Relief Kit. I know this is a bad time of year for many people and I'm glad to be able to offer some sort of relief from those stinky allergies and sinus problems. Please check it out and tell me what you think>>
Added by Melinda on March 13, 2009 at 4:32pm —
Besides enjoying my kids' antics outside, this weekend I was also thinking about blogging. I am a very purposeful person. I wrote about my blogging intentions here.
But, I don't think I've ever explained my title. Why do I describe this blog by calling it "Health Begins With Mom?"
Have you ever considered what an influential position we are in as nurturers of our family? Even though some men… Continue
Added by Amy Ellen Kise on February 9, 2009 at 2:57pm —
I don't always like to exercise or eat healthy....VLOG
Added by Duong on January 30, 2009 at 10:47am —
For the addict.
For the people who love the addict.
During the past six years, my son Michael has participated in nearly every type of rehabilitation program available, yet clean and sober living remains unattainable for more than a few weeks. I have often said, "My job is to keep him alive until his brain matures completely and medical treatments for bipolar disorder are more… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on September 16, 2008 at 6:56pm —