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The rewards of putting your health first

Last year I came to the realization that for me to live my life to the fullest, I had to take better care of myself. I weighed over 200 pounds and suffered from lower back and knee pain, low energy, and simply didn’t feel attractive. I had never really noticed the severity of the weight I’d gained, but as I stood in the mirror and faced facts, I came to a few realizations. First, I realized that a lot of older women in my family were and still are severely overweight, and because of this their quality of life is diminished by diabetes, joint problems, and a whole host of other issues. When my daughter was born, I promised her I wasn’t going to be one of those women; I was on the verge of breaking that promise. Continue Reading →

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