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Indulge Smart on Valentine’s Day

Indulge Smart on Valentine’s Day

When it comes to temptation, nothing packs a punch like chocolate.  For centuries, chocolate has been loved by the people of the world, from drinking it in cocoa to eating it in bars.  So what is a woman who is trying to lose weight supposed to do about the delicious...
Valentine’s Day for Toddlers

Valentine’s Day for Toddlers

Holidays are a great time to make memories with your toddler.  Here are ten easy, cheap ways for moms to make a big impression on this Valentine’s Day: Fill their shoes with a sweet treat.  When it’s time to put their shoes on, they will be thrilled to find a little...
Valentine’s Day for Hubby

Valentine’s Day for Hubby

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the spotlight is often on women.  Just look at the advertisements.  Chocolate truffles, diamond tennis bracelets and floral arrangements abound.  Not exactly what men want on February 14th.  So what does your husband want on...
Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Snacks

It’s the biggest chow fest of the year, Super Bowl Sunday.  With millions of people gathered around their televisions, there’s only one thing to do, snack all day!  Surrounded by chips, dip, pizza, buffalo wings and soda, what’s a person supposed to do who is trying...
5 Ways to Celebrate a Weight Loss Goal

5 Ways to Celebrate a Weight Loss Goal

Perhaps you have read about my family’s chocolate covered popcorn contest and how it’s motivating us to lose weight and exercise.  I am happy to report that I have reached my goal to lose my Christmas weight and am now eligible to eat the championship...
3 Things to Do Right Before Grocery Shopping

3 Things to Do Right Before Grocery Shopping

I must confess.  If something unhealthy and yummy is in my house, I will track it down and eat it.  The war of weight loss is often waged in the supermarket, in the grocery aisles, at the end caps, and finally at the checkout stand! So…here are three grocery...
Sam Keckler Set Free From Porn

Sam Keckler Set Free From Porn

Download the podcast or listen to it now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/pellicane/Sam_Keckler_Set_Free_From_Porn.mp3   Pornography is a huge threat to more families than you may realize.  Statistics report that 47% of Christians say porn is a major problem in the...
Best Five Reasons to Exercise in the Morning

Best Five Reasons to Exercise in the Morning

You know what I love about mornings? Turning around in the fetal position after I hit the SNOOZE button. Just ask my husband and he will go on (and on and on) about how much his baby (me) loves to sleep.  He loves to make fun of my love of sleep. So please understand...
My Favorite Five Weight Loss Snacks

My Favorite Five Weight Loss Snacks

This January, I’m blogging with tips to help you lose those post-Christmas pounds.  I hope you have found the tips helpful about how to know if you are exercising enough and how to drink more water throughout the day. Today I’m going to tell you my current...
What If You Don’t Like to Drink Water?

What If You Don’t Like to Drink Water?

You know you are supposed to drink more water, but you don’t like the taste.  Or maybe you can’t seem to remember to drink water throughout the day. There are a few things you can do to tweak the taste of water.  Try adding: Lemon or lime wedges Sprig of...
Are You Getting Enough Exercise Each Week?

Are You Getting Enough Exercise Each Week?

How do you know if you are getting enough exercise each week? According to the US Department of Health, you want to shoot for 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate intensity aerobic activity.  There are many ways to get these life-enhancing minutes in: – 30...
My Favorite Weight Loss Strategy

My Favorite Weight Loss Strategy

Without a doubt, my favorite weight loss advice is: Get a good night’s sleep. Now that’s something I can embrace!  It doesn’t have anything to do with counting calories or adding a workout (although both are also effective).  It has to do with...
5 Ways to Use the Muffin Top for Good!

5 Ways to Use the Muffin Top for Good!

The holiday parties are pretty much over now.  You may have a few leftover treats in the house.  Chances are, your pants are feeling a bit snug and you’ve got a little muffin top action going on. If you’ve got a little muffin top peeking over the waist of...