Healthy Essentials for Helping with Diabetes

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Disclosure: This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. What do the items in the box all have in common? I will give you a hint November is Diabetes Awareness month. I asked my dad what diabetes means to him. This is what he told me about Diabetes. He is not a ...

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Nutrisystem Week 10 Check in: Get Back in the Picture Contest


Nutrisystem Week 10 Check in: Get Back in the Picture Contest *Disclosure: I am a NSNation blogger, and receive 3 months of Nutrisystem Meals free of charge to facilitate this review, no other form of compensation was provided, and as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own :)  Another week of Nutrisystem has come and gone and I am still feeling great! I can't report any weight loss this week, but I can report that there was no weight gain, which I think is just as important! Now I ...

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Motivation to Get Fit: Why Being Skinny Isn’t Good Enough

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Motivation to Get Fit Why Being Skinny Isn't Good Enough We all struggle at times or daily with our weight, self image, and possibly health. I thought everything my weight was fine. That was until I looked at a picture and realized I was  skinny. I mean how could one be too skinny in today's society? Well, I looked at my picture and realized that my lifestyle and healthy eating had taken off any weight I had. I only had two choices eat food that put on weight or go work out. I decided ...

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Nutrisystem Week 5 Check In- What’s in the Box?


Nutrisystem Week 5 Check In- What's in the Box? Disclosure: I am part of Nutrisystem Nation, a blogger program where we are provided monthly Nutrisystem food free of charge in exchange for our honest opinion. No other compensation has been offered, and as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own :)    Another week on Nutrisystem has gone by, and another .8 pounds lost! If you read my check in post from last week, you know that I didn't lose any weight last week, but I didn't ...

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Your Kid is Obese and it is Your Fault

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Your Kid is Obese and it is Your Fault I can't say you will enjoy reading this post. I am also sure I will get hate mail by the hundreds. I am just being honest. We have a duty as a parent to do what is best for our children. If your child is obese  you are failing. You are not teaching them to make healthy choices. You may not even be providing them with the opportunity to make healthy choices. I am judging. I am concerned. I should be. I am worried that your child will have these habits ...

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Nutrisystem Week 1 Check in- I lost how many pounds!? #NSNation


Nutrisystem Week 1 Check in- I lost how many pounds!? #NSNation *Disclosure: I was provided Nutrisystem free of charge to facilitate this review, no other compensation was received, and as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own :)    As most of you know, I started Nutrisystem last week, and what a week it was! It's amazing to realize how much I was eating before the program, and how hard it was to adjust to the way I'm supposed to be eating. I love that I am able to share ...

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10 Health Benefits of Strawberries


10 Health Benefits of Strawberries   I don't know about you guys, but I LOVE strawberries! They are sweet, juicy, and pretty good for you (as far as sweets go!). But did you know they're are some health benefits of strawberries? Yep! As if you needed another excuse to eat these yummy little fruits, they can also be good for your health! Today I will share with you the top 10 health benefits of strawberries that I have learned recently!  ...

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My Journey as a Home Health Care Provider

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 I am a Home Health Care Provider by Necessity When I was in high school, I had plans to go to nursing school but soon realized that I preferred the administrative side of things. I spent almost 10 years doing just that as a Medical Biller and Medical Office Administrator. I learned some medical skills including giving injections, assisting with in-office surgeries and processing laboratory work but I never thought I would be providing Home Health Care. I do not provide Home Health Care ...

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Tips to Lower a Child’s High Cholesterol

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Easy Steps to Help Your Child Lower Their High Cholesterol It is a tough day when you get the call that your child has High Cholesterol and is only 9 years old. Instead of thinking how we got here, I sat down with her and came up with a plan that everyone could follow and made the changes easy and simple. It also does not require you stop eating out but instead make healthy choices. Tips to Lower a Child's High Cholesterol ...

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Ask a Nurse: The Top 10 Ways to Manage Spring Allergies


The Top 10 Ways to Manage Spring Allergies The Top 10 Ways to Manage Spring Allergies Spring has sprung! This warm and early spring has resulted in possibly the worst allergy season on record! I heard on the news the other day that the pollen count in Atlanta was already 51% higher than any year on record!  I have collected my top 10 ways to help manage spring allergies; I hope you find some of them relevant to you! If you or a family member are experiencing sneezing, runny itchy nose, ...

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