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I’m not sure how many of you may be aware, but Wego Health decided to put an awesome twist this year on the annual November event of National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo).  They’ve introduction National Health Blog Post Month (#NHBPM).  So, in addition to the challenge of posting on your blog every … [Read more…]

We’ve all heard time and time before — if you want to be successful with weight loss, you need to keep a food journal, right?  Just who thinks this whole food journal keeping concept is important?  Well, how about all of these folks, just to name a few: WebMD Everyday Health Weight … [Read more…]

In case you haven’t already heard (or figured out on your own), Facebook really changed the way they deliver content to their members.  These days, even though you’ve “liked” our page on Facebook (you have already, right?!), there’s no guarantee that you’ll actually see all of our content in your … [Read more…]

Ok, so we’ve all heard of Zumba® by now, right?  Well, did you know there are several different flavors of Zumba® these days?  I had no idea until recently!  I only knew about the traditional Zumba® Fitness classes offered at various gyms, fitness centers, dance studios, etc. and the DVDs for home.  … [Read more…]

Carpe Diem is a Latin phrase first penned by the Roman poet Horace in ancient times.  It was made famous again in these modern times in the 1989 film Dead Poet’s Society (Holy crap!  That movie is 23 years old already?!!).  Anyway, back to my point, the phrase is interpreted as “seize the day.”  … [Read more…]

Woo Hoo!  Fall is finally here!  Well, at least it is for most of the country.  We’re still having plenty of hot weather here in southern California and I’m more than ready for the cooler temperatures! On top of the relief from the sweltering heat of Summer, Fall also ushers in  all kind of other … [Read more…]

  I was reading Lisa’s post from yesterday and was struck by how she was embracing who/where she is right now, most specifically with her running.  While I’m not a runner, her post really got me thinking about how often I sell myself short, too.  I let myself get discouraged by how much … [Read more…]

How many times have we said it, “I really need to get back on the wagon.”  Or, perhaps, “I’ve fallen off the wagon again.”  I know I’ve been guilty of doing it all the time more times than I care to admit.  I’ll be doing really well for a while, and then I’ll let some life event like a party, … [Read more…]

Wow, can you believe we’re already smack-dab in the middle of August?!  Sadly, that means summer is coming to an end, but on the upside, at least it means we’ve survived the dog days of summer.  Temperatures for many folks have already started to cool which makes being active outdoors much more … [Read more…]

I don’t know about everyone else, but one of my biggest challenges when it comes to healthy eating is avoiding the dreaded food boredom.  You know, that rut one can easily fall into by eating the same things week in and week out. So, what’s a shrinker to do?  We turn to the interwebs and scrounge … [Read more…]

Anyone who follows me on Twitter, Instagram, etc. probably already knows that I’ve been on vacation for the past 10 days.  It’s been HEAVEN!  In fact, it’s been so much fun, it’s going to be a rude awakening when I have to fly home tomorrow and get back to reality. Now, we all know that vacations … [Read more…]

Hello, Shrinkers!!  I’m sure you’re all saying, “Hey wait, whose name is that in the byline? Does that say MEL again?!”  Yep, it sure does.  I’m back after taking a bit of a stress-induced hiatus for a few months as one of the Contributing Writers here at The Sisterhood!  Didja’ miss me? Of … [Read more…]

By now, I’m sure most of you know that the USDA has gradually been decreasing the recommended daily allowance of sodium over the past few years.  As of 2010, the current recommendation for everyone, including adolescents over the age of 14, is preferably around 1500mg, but no more than 2,300mg … [Read more…]

Have you looked at the calendar lately?  If you haven’t, then you might be as shocked as I was last night to realize that Valentine’s Day is just FIVE days away!  While the big day may be right around the corner, there’s still plenty of time to find that perfect gift for that special someone in your … [Read more…]

The Weigh In Happy Wednesday, Shrinkers!!  Wow, here we are in February already!  How is that even possible?!  It seems like just a week or so ago that it was the start of the New Year and our first challenge of 2012!  So far, we’ve completed four full weeks of the challenge which means it’s time … [Read more…]