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Reward with Food, Punish with Food: 11 Tips to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in this country. Meanwhile, unhealthy eating behaviors that lead to adult obesity – such as bingeing, dieting, skipping meals, self-medicating with food, and making poor nutritional choices – develop in childhood. Parents need to use creative strategies to change these behaviors. I want my kids to avoid the weight issues I’ve suffered my entire life, but we have not done a good job of helping them to develop good habits to achieve that end. As parents, we can all do better about shaping the role of food in our kids’ lives. Next week, I’m … Read more

My Goal for 2012 – No More Excuses

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Two years ago today, I shared some lofty goals here on Feels Like Home. I said I was going to read through the Bible in 90 days, lose 100 pounds in 12 months, and pay off at least 50% of our family’s debt. I wrote: I have chosen this week to make some changes in my life and to set some goals, and I’d like to share them with you. Before I do, I am going to admit for you and the rest of the internet that I don’t like hard work. I have shied away from it again and … 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