Archive for May, 2014

Facing the Past and Asking for Forgiveness

“Harboring unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die.”

I’ve always been pretty good at extending grace to people who have hurt me, and the biggest reason for that is because I’ve been given so much mercy in times in which I totally didn’t deserve it.

It is no secret that I’ve made mistakes that I wish I could take back.  I’ve written several posts over the last few years that highlight my regrets, but I’ve never really shared specifics.  I’m not sure that there’s any merit in listing all of the things that I wish I hadn’t done.  I also realize that I don’t owe the world an explanation for things that are none of their business, but I do realize that there are times when I should have said “I’m sorry” to people that I did hurt.

No More Punishment and Judgment

A couple of weeks ago I started an exercise routine again, and the numbness in my foot and leg returned. You know, the very thing that was supposed to be repaired from my discectomy surgery last year. I had my usual high-anxiety response and started binging. I thought “if I can’t exercise, I can’t lose weight,” and “I can’t believe that I did this to myself.” (this = overexercising and crossfit) These thoughts combined with many other negative thoughts triggered binging and also kept the binging cycle in a continuous loop.

Small Changes Make A Big Difference. Check Out These Weight

Small Changes Make A Big Difference. Check Out These Weight Loss Tips.

If you are like most people, you could probably use a little help losing weight. Finding the right way for your body to lose weight can be difficult. This article provides tips that will help you to lose weight fast and safely, as they have for many others. Try these tips for yourself, and you’ll be on your way to reaching your weight loss goals.

It is recommended that cardio be done in the mornings before breakfast for maximum weight loss. Studies show that cardio results in more calorie burning when done early on.

Deglutenize your brain

A recent study from Monash University in Australia has the media declaring that gluten is good for everybody, harmful only to those with celiac disease.

Gluten headline


Is this true? Has gluten from wheat, rye, and barley been exonerated? Should we go back to the supermarket and resume buying bread, rolls, bagels, and pasta?

In this small study, 37 people with presumed “non-celiac gluten sensitivity,” NCGS, or celiac disease-like symptoms in the absence of the intestinal destruction or antibody abnormalities (e.g., transglutaminase antibodies), demonstrated no unique response to purified gluten protein. The investigators, followed by various hand clapping media, declared that NCGS was non-existent, a placebo effect and that gluten avoidance was therefore of no benefit.