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Free Printable For Kids To Track Healthy Eating

This free printable food tracker teaches kids healthy eating and healthy living concepts in a gentle way. Print and laminate and help them to complete it nightly to see how they can improve their food habits!

On August 5, I stepped on the scale and discovered that I had lost exactly 100.0 pounds since my surgery on April 6 (actually, I count my weight loss from March 29 when I started my pre-op liquid diet, but still same time frame). I have seen tremendous success with my own personal habits, and I want to see my husband and kids improve their personal habits as well. I have written about kids and healthy eating a couple of times this month, so if you haven’t already, go back and read Reward with Food, Punish with Food: 11 Tips … Read more

How to Help Your Kids Eat a Healthy Diet – 5 Tips from a Registered Dietician

Do you have picky eaters? Me too! The power struggle over eating healthy meals is a thing of the past for our family thanks to these tips from a registered dietician. They will work for all families!

One of the areas on which I want to focus this school year is making healthy choices. I want the girls to understand how nutrition and exercise play a part in their feeling good and being healthy. They can clearly see my bariatric surgery journey has transformed not only the amount I eat but the content of what I eat. They can see that their dad is preparing different meals than he used to. And I do drag them along most days (sometimes pouting) for a 20-30 minute walk. But those things are not their choice. Those things are being … Read more

10 Tips for Surviving Family Road Trips

10 Tips for surviving family road trips. Lots of ideas, hacks, and tips for essentials in packing and better organization. #2 is my favorite!

Summer is right around the corner, and for our family, summer means road trips. We love to pop in an audio book and hit the road, sometimes traveling to nearby Baltimore, Washington DC, or Philadelphia, and sometimes going further to Penn State, Old Grandma’s, or even further. Last year, we drove all the way to South Carolina which seemed like an eternity. But we made it. Because we drive so much, I wanted to share with you my best tips for surviving family road trips. There are several things you’ll want to do ahead of time (possibly way ahead of … Read more

My Day at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama #LetsMove

The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. Two weeks ago, I got the email of a lifetime. Inviting me to The White House. For a meeting with The First Lady, Michelle Obama. After I picked myself up off the floor, I emailed Joe. Should I take off work? Should I bother? He (and my friend and babysitter) both practically screamed YOU … Read more

Joe’s Special Stir Fry Sauce

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Joe has always liked a good vegetable stir fry. He used to make them for me when I was a vegetarian, and we’ve both always enjoyed them. These days, he usually adds a can of chicken or a couple of chicken breasts, cut into cubes. I have never quite gotten the hang of stir fry preparation. It’s nice that I have Joe around since I like to eat stir fry, though. Anyway. Our stir fry vegetables are a seasonal blend of whatever is available: what we’ve grown (see all that broccoli over there?), at the farmer’s market, from the CSA, … Read more

A Healthier Momma featuring Healthy Choices Frozen Meals

According to the Center for Disease Control, two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, putting themselves at increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. I am one of those individuals. Over the last four years, I have often talked about my struggles with my weight. I have revealed highs and lows and successes and failures. Eighteen months ago, I committed to lose 100 pounds in one year. I was off to a great start, losing around thirty pounds in three months. I led a group into Freeman Michaels’ Weight Release program. I made profound discoveries that … Read more