Quaker Heart Health Month

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Did you know that February was American Heart Month? For me, this a cause I stand behind. Why? I have a family history of heart disease. Once of the many reasons I lost almost 80 lbs. over this last year was to ward off heart disease. I want to be here for my kids. My grandfather died of a heart attack when my dad was 15. I don't want that for my ...continue reading

Wordless Wednesday: Lost and Found

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If you follow me on Facebook, you will know that I lost my diamond out of my wedding ring last week. Yes, I had a heart attack. ...continue reading

How Do You Measure Success? – #NSNation Update – Week 10

How do you measure success? When losing weight, it is definitely a hard measure. That is why it is so important to set up mini-goals.  I bring this up, because I think we are hard on ourselves in a weight loss journey.  We want the weight off, and we want it off now!  However, I didn't add 100 lbs overnight.  It took me many, many, many years to do this (and ...continue reading

Conquering your fears

It rained here last night. Hard. With Thunder and Lightening.This is a recipe for disaster in my house. Madison is terrified of rain, storms, lightening, thunder, and tornadoes. Bill blames me. He doesn't get that his irrational fear of snakes is just like Madison's irrational fear of thunder and the such. I don't know how to make it better for her. ...continue reading