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Finding the Less-Ghoulish Treats This Halloween

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 31, 2014 in Health, Nutrition

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Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something healthy to eat?

Halloween is not a night for carrots and celery sticks. Chocolate, sugar, lollipops and gum own the night. But while our sugar intake may go up tonight, our waistlines can avoid a scare through some simple moderation.

Going the Distance: My First Marathon

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 30, 2014 in Exercise, Goals, Motivation

The following post is written by Catherine Parsiola with Woman’s Marketing Department on running her first full marathon at age 15.

 “There are two equally painful halves to every marathon: the first 20 miles and the last 6.2.”

                                                               -My dad (and probably anyone who’s ever completed a marathon)

I distinctly remember the moment I decided to run my first marathon. My sisters and I were swimming at a neighbor’s pool on a hot Louisiana Saturday afternoon. Deciding to take a break, I spread my towel out and overheard my parents talking to our neighbors about a “flying monkey” marathon they planned to run with a friend (my godmother) in Nashville.

As I listened to their conversation about this insane, hilly marathon and the road trip that would accompany it, I decided that high school cross country trail runs of 3 miles were no longer enough. Just 14 years old at the time, I sat up and announced that I would be running the marathon, too.

The Little Fat Girl Inside: Learning from Others

Posted by: Sheila Talamo on Oct 28, 2014 in Health, Nutrition

As I mentioned in previous postings, two big components of my maintenance journey include (1) learning from others, and (2) utilizing MyFitnessPal (MFP) for daily food and exercise records and journaling.  Sometimes, those two components intersect.  I mention this because in today’s post I am sharing a reflection written by one of my MFP friends, Jan.  Jan and I connected by chance since she, too, had been utilizing the Ideal Protein diet and was beginning her maintenance journey just about the same time as I was.

Typically, I am not inclined to social media connections – but the “conversations” and sharing that Jan and I have had through MFP have been helpful to me.    We have found that there are many pieces of our maintenance journey that are similar – and that the challenges we face are sometimes better understood and dealt with when we realize that we are not alone.  For that reason, I asked Jan if I could share with you some of her thoughts from a recent posting she did on MFP.   Her message helped me and I thought it might do the same for others.

Finding the Less-Ghoulish Treats This Halloween

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 27, 2014 in Health, Nutrition

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Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something healthy to eat?

Halloween is not a night for carrots and celery sticks. Chocolate, sugar, lollipops and gum own the night. But while our sugar intake may go up tonight, our waistlines can avoid a scare through some simple moderation.

Woman’s Presents a Free Seminar on Knee and Joint Replacement Surgery

Posted by: admin on Oct 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

kneeKnee replacement surgery has come a long way baby.

Total knee replacements are among the most successful procedures at improving quality of life. In fact, patients often tell us they wished they hadn’t waited so long before pursuing joint replacement surgery.

We understand you need more information before you decide if joint replacement surgery is right for you.

Hydration Tips To Improve Your Half Marathon

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 23, 2014 in Exercise, Health, Nutrition

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With the Woman’s Half Marathon, 10K and [225]K less than two weeks away, now is the time to start thinking about your hydration levels for the big race.

While temperatures for the December 8 race won’t be near as hot as south Louisianans are used to during the summer months, an athlete needs to stay hydrated for all physical activity even during colder weather.

Finding a Running Group Around Baton Rouge

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 21, 2014 in Exercise, Goals, Motivation

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Are you someone who would rather run with the pack than as a lone wolf?

Running clubs around Baton Rouge have sprung up recently as more and more people are taking to the streets and running together. From running vets training for a full marathon to a shuffler looking to complete his or her first 5K, these groups offer paces and routes for every runner.

How to Pick Out the Proper Running Shoe

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 20, 2014 in Exercise, Goals

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Is your foot arch high, low or normal? Do you need more support or motion control in your running shoe? Do you overpronate or underpronate? Do you know what pronate means?

Picking out a running shoe is not as easy as finding the right sized shoes and going for a run. The best running shoe should match a runner’s arch height, running style and foot striking.

Finding the Ideal Sports Bra

Posted by: HealthySelf Guest Blogger on Oct 16, 2014 in Exercise, Goals, Motivation

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Whether you’re a running enthusiast, a gym rat, a casual exercise or a woman who enjoys comfort, a good quality sports bra is one piece of clothing you should never be without.

Today’s sports bras are as varied as the women they support. Gone are the days of bras that cut, chafe and offer little support during physical activity. With high-technology fabrics, non-chafing seams and front- and back-positioned clasps on the market, shopping for sports bras can become a heart-pounding exercise in itself.

The Little Fat Girl Inside: What is Body Dysmorphia?

Posted by: Sheila Talamo on Oct 14, 2014 in Emotions, Goals, Health, Nutrition

Throughout The Little Fat Girl Insideblog, I reference “learning new things” as a major part of my maintenance efforts.   It seems that as I reflect on my personal challenges with weight maintenance, I find myself reading about the experiences of others and about some of the mental and physical conditions associated with weight loss and maintenance.  I guess I am trying to better understand why maintenance is so very difficult – with the hope that the more I understand, the more successful I will be with my own efforts.

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