I Am Nearly at My Goal Weight

It is not fun being overweight. I know that is an obvious statement, but it is the awful truth as well. I was nearly 100 pounds overweight for most of my adult life. I did try dieting, but it never worked because I just didn’t change the right habits. I decided the last time that it was time for the vicious cycle to end. Rather than come up with a plan on my own, I decided to go online to see what worked for other people. The results with Medifast diet were phenomenal, and I knew that I wanted to learn more about it.

The reason why I wanted to try something that proved to work for others is because they were the ones with the success stories while I was the one with the extra 100 pounds. (more…)

Best Way to Lose Weight

Ever since I started trying to get more healthy in my habits and lifestyle, every person I know has been giving me all sorts of advice. Some of it makes perfect sense, some of it is just background noise to me and some of it is just completely crazy. For example this girl I work with talks about getting some sort detox colon cleanse and having it get rid of all of the bad things in your system. It seems like you would really end up wasting a day of your life doing that to me. From what I can gather you would spend a day or so not eating much of anything, because you have to flush it all out. So the only thing that you take into your body is the stuff that you use to cleanse out your system. So you have nothing else going in, but in theory you are going to have a whole lot of things to go out. I am not going to do anything of that sort. (more…)

May Need to Get My Back Worked on

I am sort of wondering if I really might have this stuff or if it is something else. I have been diagnosed with it, but I am not sure that I believe the first doctor that I talked to so much. I am thinking that I might need to get a second opinion. The first doctor says that I have something called Facet syndrome. By definition that is a syndrome in which the zygapophysial joints cause back pain. This syndrome can progress to spinal osteoarthritis, which is known as spondylosis. I am not really sure what all of that means, but it certainly scares me a good bit and I am not going to act like it does not. There are a lot of things that a rational person should be afraid of and this is one of the big ones. Most times I would not be that frightened of a surgeon, but this is not the same as most things. When a doctor goes to cutting on your spine there are a whole lot of bad results which could happen to you. (more…)

Pineapples and Diet for Gout

My husband has been diagnosed with gout, but he is rather reluctant to change his diet in order to help to make sure that it does not get worse. But I do not want to see him become a cripple and have to use a wheelchair or something like that. It is the last thing that I would like to see, so I have some questions. I want to know can you eat pineapple with gout? Because that is one of his favorite fruits to eat, and I know that it has some chemicals in it that are not present in many other fruits. It is kind of an odd fruit, if you ask me. It is pretty delicious, but if it is something that he shouldn’t be eating, then I need to try to get him to stop eating it.

I am going to try to take charge and reign in his diet, so that he does not make himself worse off. Hopefully we can stop his gout from getting any worse than it is by changing his diet. (more…)

Don’t Think Your Family Cannot Be Touched by Crystal Meth Addiction

When my wife and I got married and made plans for our children we never considered for even the briefest moment that we would one day be discussing the best options for crystal meth addiction treatment for our teenage girl. We raised her in a home full of love and attention. We made sure she followed the normal rules any kid does. Discipline was never harsh or lackadaisical. It was appropriate for the infraction and always tempered with great love and respect. There was never any yelling and screaming in our house. Not because of fear but because of mutual respect. However, a series of events caused an addiction she could not break on her own. (more…)

Cleaner and More Refreshed Skin

A good friend of mine recently suggested that I try Rosehip Oil for face instead of my usual acne creams and wash, advice I thought would end up to be a pretty bad suggestion. I was pleasant surprised by how great it has turned out to be. When you have adult acne like I do, it’s incredibly frustrating having to go through the process of tyring to control the spread of the breakouts as they occur. For me, it’s been going on for nearly fifteen years – half my life and all of my adult life! I’m just glad it’s not severe. (more…)

Doing a Little Catalog Modeling

I was just minding my own business a couple of weeks ago and I ended up getting this job on pure dumb luck. It was not really like being a real model. I just posed for some pictures for this catalog or a web page. I never really figured it out, but the guy paid me up front. Apparently he was in a really big hurry and I was the best he could do. He told me to get a dentist teeth whitening appointment and to show up at his studio for more work. Apparently this is one of those places that sells all of the things under the sun, or that is what they intend to do. It seems like it is not quite off of the ground just yet. At any rate I am ready to give this a shot, although the guy did not seem to love my haircut. (more…)