I have been on a Huge Journey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Since I started this blog 2 years ago I have lost over 60 pounds. This was left over baby weight. I gained 96 pounds while pregnant with Mason. I lost the first 30 (the amount I should have gained) in the first 3 weeks. If I had not been gorging on food my entire pregnancy I would have been back to my Pre baby weight within…
Added by Hope Brissette on September 29, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I would not describe myself as a runner. Runners tend to try races and talk about branching out to trails and go through sneakers much faster than I do. But, I do run for exercise. And, although I do not enjoy it, I would say that I have tolerated it more than most other exercises.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 5, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments
We all want to lose weight, look pretty and feel confident about ourselves. We all work hard to achieve our healthy weight goals and first thing that we do is to eliminate carb from our diet. Yes, that’s the first thing recommended but have you ever thought…Continue
Added by kiipfit on September 2, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments
More often than not, we make excuses for not following a Health routine and postponing health related activities for “tomorrow.” “I have back to back meeting today so I will not exercise today, will do so tomorrow.” “I am starving and this crispy fried chicken…Continue
Added by kiipfit on August 26, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments
When faced with vegetables, my son has come up with a go-to phrase:
"I'm just not meant to eat vegetables, Mommy."
Added by Lauren Markman on August 6, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Mommy Monday: Dry Brushing Posted on July 29, 2014 I need to get healthy. Like for real. I have a wedding in a little over nine months where I will be standing in an unforgiving white dress in front of people on a beach. I also will be standing again in front of people as a matron of honor for my sister’s wedding in November of next year. I say healthy because I have learned to appreciate my butt, boobs, and curves. But I got some stuff, like all mamas especially moms of twins or multiples,…Continue
Added by Lauren Suggs on July 29, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments
Breast cancer, which now effects one in every eight women in North America,
has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue. A study carried out in Hartford Connecticut, the first of it’s kind in North America, found that, women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochlorines in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer. …
Added by Marina Yamamoto on July 22, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments
I've spent most of my Mommyhood as a working Mom. I know the pain of leaving your baby with virtual strangers at a daycare, the difficulties in working from home with a sick child and letting go of your work self to…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 16, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments
My son is relatively fit. He gets plenty of fresh air and exercise (way more than I do), and he likes to show me his "big muscles." As parents, we are trying to reinforce the idea of staying healthy. We are slowly winning him over - not to the point of eating vegetables - but our son definitely requests that we run around outside, go swimming, ride bikes and do other activities that are really active.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 15, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments
My left eye is twitching.
I didn't think that I was stressed out (because, I'm not busy anymore or anything), but my eye is twitching and that is a sure sign from my body that I am stressed. It happens whenever I have too much going on, or too much stuff on my to-do list.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 10, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments
There’s no universal recipe for becoming happier. We all want to be happy, and we all have our own personal definition for what that means. Some people are happy when they have…Continue
Added by Violette Monahan on May 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
It is the force of the blood against the artery walls when the heart pumps the blood around. It has a serious affect which can cause coronary illnesses, heart insufficiency, brain damage, kidney failure and other health problems. As you can see its an important issue.
When we measure our blood pressure, we measure 2 PRESSURES
- Systolic Pressure: the blood pressure when the heart beats
Added by Andrea y María Oil&Life on May 14, 2014 at 1:46am — No Comments
May is National Mental Health Awareness month. We have come a long way as a nation over the last couple of decades in how we view mental health issues, however, we still need to continue to improve the way people with a mental illness are viewed and treated.
Mental health is simply our emotional, mental, and spiritual health. It is just as important as our physical health. In fact, the two go hand-in-hand. It is important for us to realize that people of all ages, race, ethnicity,…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on May 13, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments
We spend hundreds of dollars on products that promise to thicken, shine, soften and control our hair. Is all of that necessary? Not really. Taking a natural supplement will promote healthy hair as well as following a nutritional diet.
Our bodies require certain vitamins to aid in…Continue
Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on May 1, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments
WARNING: The following information is not recommended for people with weak hearts. What you are about to read can create an instant urge to run to the sink and clean your hands in anxiety.
My son is a big boy (or so he keeps telling me). But, when the pajamas are on and the bedtime books have been read, he still wants his snuggle time with Mommy. He curls his little body into mine, sticks his cold toes against me and tells me things that melt my heart ("You smell so good. Just like a Mommy." or "I can hear your heart beat and it is beautiful.")
So, yes, I…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 29, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments
When I wake up in the morning, it is usually to the brief beeping of an alarm, a steady (and desperate purring) or a little face next to mine asking me for pancakes. In all of these instances, my husband is still asleep.
I've always been a light sleeper. To this day, my husband reminds me of the time I woke up to the…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 23, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments
Matcha White Tea. Have you heard of this. I had heard of the green matcha tea from my mom who is my go to health and everything amazing guru. But white, she even looked at me puzzled when I told her about…Continue
Added by Hope Brissette on April 10, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments
Traces of at least 18 potentially, hazardous pollutants were found in more than one-third of U.S. water utilities during a nationwide sampling, as noted in a report by Environmental Health News (EHN). So, the question to ask is, "Is tap water safe to…Continue
Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on April 7, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments
My husband and I have been together for a long time. I like that about us. I like having this mental database on him - things he likes, things he doesn't like, shared memories and even memories that he thinks are his but are really mine. I even like it when I learn something new about him, because it is usually such a wonderful surprise. (Seriously, honey? You like Indian food? When did that happen?)…