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Why and How I Intermittent Fast

I love food! You? And there are some things I am not willing to sacrifice. Baking and eating cookies with my grandkids, my husband’s homemade bread topped with my daughters peach jam, and my grandmother’s clam chowder on Halloween. We

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Bari-Keto?

I had had it!  You know the feeling. Pants too tight to breathe, refusing to go up a size, feeling awful, discouraged, and disappointed. But what to do about it. Last spring, I found myself at 168 pounds – knowing

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The #1 Thing I Learned to Lose 28 Pounds

If you are ready to fix your broken metabolism, teach your body to burn fat, increase your energy and lose those stubborn pounds read on! Here I will share with you the #1 lesson I have learned about controlling the

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Bariatric Regain GONE!

Twenty six years as a weight loss surgery patient and this year as been one like no other! I have learned some fascinating things, adopted a few new habits and have lost 28 pounds! And I feel fantastic! I can’t

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Top 5 Reasons Bariatric Patients Attend Support Group

From the “Do I have to go?” to the “I can’t wait until next month” attitude, feelings about bariatric support groups are as diverse as the groups themselves. While there are many groups these days being held online and telephonically,

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What I did to lose 15 pounds of ‘Corona’ weight and repair my metabolism

And I don’t’ mean Corona the city or the beer! So many, I believe will be able relate to having gained a few pounds through our crazy COVID year. New research shows that over 35% of Americans gained weight during

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Effort, PA

Last week, as we were preparing orders for shipping, I noticed that one of my books was going to a town called Effort, Pennsylvania. What a great place, I thought! I wondered does it take extraordinary effort to get there?

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Own it!

It’s been 25 years since my weight loss surgery, and I am quite proud that I still wear a size 10 jeans. However, yesterday when I put on a pair of my pants fresh from the dryer, I found myself

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Surely We Can Do Better!?

Seriously?! They say a picture is worth a thousand words but this one… oh my. I really think that we can be better neighbors; don’t you? Our world and so many lives are in such chaos these days. There are

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The Weaving

For so many reasons and in so many ways, the experience of weaving a rug on a 100 year old loom was very special to me. For months I have been collecting strips of fabric from shirts, skirts, old sheets

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