Megan C's Weightloss Journey

I see so many great weight loss stories on social media, and when I saw Megan's story in IG, I was blown away by her transformation. I knew there was an amazing story behind this transformation.  

I reached out to her and she was nice enough to say that she really wanted to share her story with me and my readers.  I was not wrong after the interview - her story is one of consistency, discipline, dedication, perseverance and focus. Here is the interview:

Creating New Habits Instead of Resolutions

 

I wrote an article on creating new habits instead of New Year's Resolution for the Cervivor's Blog and the Survivor Slimdown Group on Facebook. 

I just got tired of just not sticking to resolutions, and giving it up all together after the first month, so I decided to start creating new small habits. 

Go and read the article  HERE

Happy New Year 2021.

A Mom Shares Her Son's Story - Type 1 Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  Personally I know what it is to suffered from Diabetes.

I was diagnosed in my late 40's with Type 2 Diabetes, but fortunately with a modification in my diet, exercise, and losing weight, I was able to reverse this diagnosis. Today, I don't take any medication for it, and I am able to control it by watching my nutrition, my weight, and exercising.  

But lets talk about Type 1 Diabetes.  According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels.

Type 1 diabetes (sometimes known as juvenile diabetes) affects children and adults, though people can be diagnosed at any age. T1D must be managed with the use of insulin—either via injection or insulin pump. 

Blindsided by a Breast Cancer Diagnosis - Tami Weitzman

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In the United States after skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it's far more common in women.

In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States.  Unfortunately 42,170 of those women are expected to die in 2020 from breast cancer.

I had the honor to interview my friend, Tami Weitzman, on her journey with breast cancer.  Her story is one of courage, determination and strength. Here is what she had to say:

Intermittent Fasting vs. Extended Fasting



Many of you have asked me to write about Intermittent Fasting and  Extending Fasting.  I do both methods, and I incorporate them in my lifestyle. 

Both of these methods have tremendous benefits for the body.  I have found this to be true for ME -
of course it is NOT for everyone.  So before you go on trying out anything, I would encourage you to check with your doctor first.

A few years back,  I was told about intermittent fasting by my life trainer & teacher Ketsy S.  At that time, I just simply dismissed the idead because my first thought was, "How can I stop eating at a specific time and then don't eat anything until 14 - 16 - or 18 hours later? - OMG! I will die!"  Believe you me - NO one dies from missing a meal. 

The second time that it was brought  to my attention was about a year and a half ago by another one of my teachers (I Am Wellness Warrior).  Back then I was struggling to get back to my optimum health, I had gained about  60 pounds, and I wanted to try something different because what I was doing was not working anymore.  This time I did what I do best - I researched and studied it, got the knowledge and then applied it. 

She Believed She Could So She Did


 Guest Blog Post written by Filomena Ann @healthyfitmama31

"She Believed She Could So She Did” – [Luke 1:45], is the best way to describe my journey with running. I was not always passionate about running. I got back into it after I had my son.

In the past, running for me was always about doing it for weight loss. I never really enjoyed it, and most of the time I could not wait to finish my run.  After having my son, I wanted to do something for myself. I decided to train for my first 5k. I downloaded the couch to 5k application, and I remember at first running on my treadmill and at the running track.  I found myself enjoying these runs. This time it was a different feeling. I ran my first 5k on June of 2014, and afterwards I started running more and more. I love how I felt during my runs. 

I remember a co-worker telling me about a challenge for “Be the Match.” The challenge was to run a hundred miles in a hundred days. I was excited to do this challenge. I remember setting out to do my first mile. The one mile turned into three miles. I remember the first day I ran eight miles. I was so excited because I never thought that I could run more than three miles at a time.  These runs were times to be by myself; it was my time to think.  Anything that was bothering me I could just pound it out on the pavement, and feel so much better afterwards. 

Making the Best of My Quarantine Weight-loss

 Guest Blog Post written by Elizabeth S. from @eliz_talks

Weight loss has always been my life brand. From a very young age, I've been a yo-yo dieter. It's almost as if I love the challenge of watching my body transform.

2020 has been no different. Once January 2nd, 2020 hit, I knew exactly what needed to be done to obtain results. I joined Weight Watchers, cut back drinking, and started yet another journey of sensible eating.

I was doing great, getting results, and feeling good about 2020. Then March hit & we were quarantine. 
I went into an immediate panic, unsure what this meant for my new lifestyle. It took me 2.5 seconds to realize I would have to turn it up a notch.