Posted in Healthy Living

Just the Word Diet…Ugh!


Are you sick of dieting?  Just the word diet makes me say…ugh! A few months back (Nov/2012) my doctor told me to stop dieting and focus on eating less, eating healthier, and exercising 3-5 days a week.  This is easier said than done! Am I right or AM I RIGHT? LOL

All three are hard to do when you’re at a friend’s birthday dinner and up comes that delicious dense chocolate cake with a candy topping. Sigh. Or when your out at a local pub and those wings are calling to you with the spicy asian sauce. Yum! Oh and don’t forget the apple flavored beer called Angry Orchard, which is so good and leaves a pleasant after taste in one’s mouth long after consumed. Sigh…

So what is a woman to do with these kinds of temptations facing her? Well, the key really is eating less. “No!” you say, “How can this be when I practically starve myself and exercise 5 hours day?”  but its true. I took a prescription drug called Phentermine for four months; and during that four months I did nothing to change my eating habits; no exercising as I absolutely HATE exercising. That little blue speckled pill helped me shed 34 lbs in four months with nothing more than eating less. This is a huge feat since I have been overweight all my adult life and most of my childhood. Yes, you heard me correctly, I ate as normal; I ate what I wanted, and when I wanted. The difference this time is that while taking the little blue speckled pill, I just didn’t want to eat as much.

The unfortunate part of taking this drug is a person cannot stay on Phentermine indefinitely. Especially if you are the type of person that would yell at someone for just looking at you wrong (high blood pressure/heavy stress load) or you have a history of heart disease, over active thyroid, and if your pregnant or nursing. See link at top of page for additional info.

Personally, I have never endorsed taking a prescription drug for anything that is not needed. But I have to say that this little pill works; I just wish it was safe enough to take for a longer period as individuals who have more than 30 lbs to lose could benefit significantly from this drug.

Posted in News Related

Organic Meats are BEST!


In a recent New York Times article By Stephanie Strom, the meats we are buying and consuming in supermarkets have serious health risks. In a joint effort conducted in 2011 and 2012 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Agricultural Department are finding antibiotic resistant forms of bacteria in our everyday meats. Samples of ground turkey, beef, chicken, and pork were found to contain E.coli, salmonella, and campylobacter.  WOW!  This is all due to the use of antibiotics in animals, which over time and consistent consumption, form a resistance to these superbugs. Now you know why we are not immune to colds, flu’s and other strains of bacteria.

You have been warned!

Over the last few years, I have felt the need to consume less than the recommended amounts of  meat that the FDA recommends (more in vegetarian form). Maybe this is my body’s way of telling me to go organic, or maybe my body just knows what I need and don’t need. Regardless, I have started paying attention to even the smallest cues from my body. I would suggest anyone reading this article RETHINK what meats you buy and from whom. Personally, I will be going all organic when possible or look for packaging that states, “grain fed, no antibiotics”.

Here is the Article: