10 Things I’ve Learned From 21 Days of Fasting

As I reached the final day of fasting this past Sunday, I can reflect on the many things that I’ve learned. Getting closer to God.  This is the main reason for fasting.  It is always nice to get better acquainted with my Lord and Savior through His Word and through prayer. I don’t need caffeine.  Sure,…

Turn Fat into Lean Body Mass

I am happy to report that I didn’t overeat this Thanksgiving.  I had one plate, and I did not go back for seconds. I met with my dietician again this past Monday.  My weight is still the same at 146 pounds, but my percent body fat has dropped from 33.1% to 32.0%.  My lean body…

How to Make Writing a Very Powerful Tool

When a pen is laying on a desk or tucked away in someone’s pocket, nothing happens. However, when it is placed in a hand, it is a very powerful tool.  Go grab one and I’ll show you. 1. Writing down your goals. Writing has always been an important part of my life, even before I…

5 “Healthy Foods” That May be Hindering Your Weight Loss

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions to get in better shape and stay healthy is difficult on its’ own – but when paired with trying to decipher what’s healthy, and what’s not? Forget it. With so many food items labeled as “health foods”, “low calorie”, or “low fat”, making healthy choices can seem overwhelming. Check out…

Squash: Soup or Sautéed

Yellow squash is rich in vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium, fiber, folate, and phytonutrients. They are also high in water content. Butternut squash is also rich in fiber and carotenoids. While yellow squash is more of a summer vegetable and butternut squash a winter one, you can eat then all year long. I’ve included recipes for…

15 Foods that are Toddler Friendly

Most toddlers are very picky eaters, but there are foods that they will ask for and will not turn away. If you mix and match with lots of variety, you can have a happy and healthy child. Clementines. They are in season right now. They are also sweet, easy to peel and eat. Tuna fish. The…

5 Tips for Setting Goals and not New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a touchdown! Well, we’re getting to the middle of January. It’s the Playoffs; you see the best of the best in football. The goal is to get to the Super Bowl. Who will be the next MVP? Another activity that’s popular right now is working out. It’s crowded when you go to the gym,…

I Appreciate You Because You’re You

I would like to thank all of you that took the time to read my blog posts this year. I had views from those living in over 30 countries. I appreciate your support, comments, and input. I would also like to thank all of the guest bloggers that contributed this year as well. I hope…

6 Tips for Staying Healthy This Winter

Winter can bring about a whole host of problems and obstacles when it comes to staying healthy. It is, of course, cold and flu season. Winter also brings about a lot of holidays and holiday parties, which can throw a wrench into any healthy eating regimen. Add alcohol at those gatherings, the stress of being…