Tag Archive | health

5 Reasons Why I’m a Bad Influence

5 Reasons Why I’m a Bad Influence

I fed my kids pie for dinner Yes, you read that right. I fed my kids pie for dinner last night. Did I mention the crust is made with butter and lard? That’s not low-fat ice cream either but Blue Bell vanilla bean. We might have had some sushi and warm crusty bread too. But […]

Why Portion Sizes Are Out of Control

Why Portion Sizes Are Out of Control

We’re all painfully aware, I think, of the obesity problem in America. Most of us live with it daily. When it seems like everyone is so health conscious, why are so many of us struggling with this issue? Abundance. We live in a culture that is simply awash with food. It comes so easily to […]

Weight Loss Is Not About Willpower

Weight Loss Is Not About Willpower

Secrets from the Eating Lab, a book by Traci Mann, somehow manages to be both reassuring and discouraging. Nevertheless, I love this book. The author won me over before she even gets to page one, because in the preface she notes that willpower is not what influences weight loss. Despite what most people assume, a […]

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

For the past week and a half there has only been one thing on my mind: FOOD. It started when I went with my husband to get the results from his lab tests. The doctor informed us that she believed he had Celiac Disease and wanted him to go see a GI specialist to be […]

What I See in the Mirror

What I See in the Mirror

Everyone has something about themselves that they don’t like. Some people don’t like their bodies, wishing that they could lose weight or have more vuluptous curves/muscular build. Some wish they had a smaller nose or a different color of hair. Some wish they were taller or shorter, prettier, popular…etc. While I could stand to lose […]

One of His Little Ones

I have been greatly blessed and sheltered by God. Most of my current struggles are pretty trivial when viewed on an eternal spectrum. However, there are battles being fought out there that are more heart-wrenching, inspiring and amazing than I will probably ever write. And sometimes, the greatest heroes and warriors are not quite two […]