Weight and Change

It feels like I started this blog a lifetime ago, and I decided to give myself a break from blogging for as long as I wanted to. I still write, but I do it with a pen and paper these days. The truth is that I enjoy my quieter, more peaceful life, but this lifestyle isn’t as conducive to writing interesting posts about my health and weight. Last week I went to the doctor because I hurt my back somehow, and by Thursday the pain was too much to ignore. I’m on the mend now, thankfully, and I weighed 8 pounds less than I did the last time I stepped on the same scale in August of last year. That number isn’t particularly blog-worthy either, but I’m okay with it because the last year has brought about more change in my life than most years prior. Let’s recap: June 3rd will mark my first wedding anniversary, which seems insane to me. I can’t believe that Michael and I have been married for almost a year already, and that’s just one of many changes I’ve experienced.  I completed a degree, and I’m striving to complete another one before moving on to a […]
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And Now…Planet Fitness

It’s been almost a year since I’ve had access to a full-service gym, and I decided that it was time to change that. Planet Fitness is close to home, inexpensive, and the 30-minute express workout seems like a good option for me as I strive to get back into a fitness groove. Leaving my marketing position at the YMCA was an incredible blessing for a number of reasons and because even when I was there, I didn’t take advantage of working only steps away from a gym. Yes, I worked out. Yes, I was able to positively impact a lot of people. And yes, I got certified to teach group fitness, but my life and career have blossomed in incredible ways since I left. Working in higher education is a dream come true for me, and while I do have access to a state-of-the-art gym on campus, I’d rather hit the gym after work at a location that’s closer to home. As I was looking through membership options at Planet Fitness, I decided that the black membership is the way to go. Michael can join me anytime, and the hydromassage is also a nice benefit. The location that I’ll visit […]
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What Are You Watching on Netflix?

When we moved, Michael and I decided to take a break from cable because neither one of us watches much TV. We do have Sling, so I’m able to record Hallmark movies, of course! We also have Netflix, and we are currently watching White Collar. I watched it when it originally aired on USA Network, though I didn’t watch the final season. Before White Collar, we watched Madam Secretary, which we loved. I’m really looking forward to when the latest season comes out on Netflix because we’ll definitely binge watch that! I watched Cedar Cove recently too, but I’m not sure what we’ll watch after White Collar. We only watch a few hours of TV per week, but it’s a fun to curl up on the sofa with my husband (and maybe a glass of rose) to watch a well-written show. We don’t watch things that are particularly dark, violent, or scandalous, but we do enjoy the shows I mentioned above. What are you watching on Netflix? Do you have a favorite show that you’d share with me?
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What do low-tar cigarettes, low-fat yogurt and healthy whole grains have in common?

Followers of the Undoctored and Wheat Belly books and lifestyle understand a basic truth in logic: Just because something is less bad does not necessarily make it good.

Low-tar cigarettes have less of the toxic compounds that leave the brown residue–“tar”–after tobacco is burned, but smoking low-tar cigarettes does not reduce risk for lung cancer, mouth/throat cancer, or cardiovascular disease.