Just over four years ago I walked into a 12 step program, sat down and listened as people shared their testimonies. There was no way I would be one of those people; or so I thought. As time went on I found the courage to stand up in front and share something so personal, so intensely painful and humiliating that I would sob all the way back to my chair. “Hello, my name is Karla and I am addicted to food….”
In those four years since I shared that horrible secret I have attempted to get control not only of my weight but the addiction that had crippled my spirit. I was broken and for a long time and wasn’t sure if I could repair the damage. I was scared, ashamed and sad. I was fat. But then something changed. I changed. Fifty-two days ago I received one of the best gifts I could ever receive. I was given the opportunity to begin a program to detox my physical body while at the same time beginning focusing on renewing my spirit. My life journey was about to take on a whole new path; one that would not only take away the weight that kept me down but that would renew and fill my spirit with confidence and peace. I had hope. Today I share with you my ongoing success weight loss story.Continue reading
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Pamela is a mother of 6 amazing children ages 11 to 24. She is a nurse educator and loves to travel overseas to work in medical clinics and teach health-related topics to schools and communities. She has been married to her best friend, Steve, for 29 years. She has many different interests including reading, writing (NOT arithmetic!), baking, teaching, and spending time with her family. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two youngest daughters.
Has the Olympic fever hit your house? As I watch these incredibly fit athletes, I think of the Olympic roots which had its beginning in Greece. Over the last few years, the Mediterranean diet has gained popularity among health experts. According to the Mayo Clinic, “The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating — plus a splash of flavorful olive oil and perhaps a glass of red wine — among other components characterizing the traditional cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.”
The Mediterranean diet is easier to follow than many other “diet plans.” This is more of a way of life, which is the best way to develop a healthy and fit body.
Here are the basics of the Mediterranean Diet: