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It’s the Little Things that Count

I never fully understood this phrase until the other day when my son and I were riding bikes to school.  We are fortunate enough to live just shy of a ½ mile away from our neighborhood Elementary school where he... Read More

Green is the New Black

I have a black thumb. Or, rather, I have two black thumbs. I have killed every plant I’ve ever tried to keep. I’ve managed to kill a cactus AND a fake plant. (I swear, it completely wilted!). And then in... Read More

Creating a Healthy Environment at Home for Nutrition and Physical Activity

It seems everywhere we turn, we see or hear a multitude of thing we cannot or should not do.  There are guidelines for nearly everything, and every age group, that warn of everything not good for your health.  We start... Read More

World Diabetes Day: November 14

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. It’s a day to raise awareness of the disease, its escalating rates around the world and the mechanisms by which to prevent the illness when possible. According to Data from the 2011 National Diabetes... Read More

Simple Steps for Making a Healthy Breakfast

If you are trying to lose weight, you are probably trying to cut some calories from your meals by swapping out less healthy ingredients with healthier choices. Looking for smart swaps at every meal can add up to the weight... Read More

Rallying Against My ‘Winter Jeans’

I have three pairs of jeans. Well… four if you count my “goal jeans” and five if you count my “winter jeans.” And yeah, those names are indicative of their function. My three staple pairs of jeans are the ones... Read More

Chatting About Healthy Holiday Inspiration

What a perfect, healthy, start to kick off the holiday season!  LiveWell Colorado’s “Having a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season” Twitter chat (#HealthyCO) was full of suggestions and inspiration. (If you missed it on Nov. 29, check out the archive here!) There were... Read More

Avoiding the “Stress-iest” Time of the Year

Once the calendar takes a turn into the holiday season, it can become very stressful. There are parties to attend, shopping to get done, baking that has to happen, wrapping all those gifts, redecorating of the house – the list... Read More

2012 – The Year of Small Steps and Patience

I am not always the most patient person, and this year that was put to the test. I am a results-oriented person. I want to see results and see them NOW, if not yesterday. Aren’t we all a little that way?... Read More

It’s Not Someone Else’s Problem

Sitting down to write this blog about childhood obesity, I had no idea what emotions I would feel. It has been almost seven years that I have kept off my weight loss of 154 pounds.  Keeping it off is significant,... Read More