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Become Active on Purpose: The Benefits of Active Transportation

Posted on May 30, 2019 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)


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Last week, I shared briefly about active transportation and how it helps people stay more physically fit. This week, I would like to dig deeper into this topic and help you find ways to put some of these principles into practice.


My hubby used to run regularly, including running 5ks. He also loves riding 20-25 miles ...

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Don't Throw Your Money Down the Toilet! When Shopping the Health Food Stores is Helpful

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Sorry about no posts yesterday. I woke up to a monster migraine that had me trotting to the bathroom the entire day. I could barely post the notice on Facebook about no posts for the day. Thank you for the well wishes, prayers, and encouragement. You are greatly appreciated!


Since I lost a whole day’s worth of writing, I had to storm ideas for this week’s post ...

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5 Ways to Measure Weight Loss Success (Other Than the Scale)

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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I recently posted a meme that said, “If you’ve become obsessed about weighing yourself often to see if you’ve lost weight, then put the scale away.” That meme seemed to put some of my friends and followers off. Please, let me clarify that statement. I was anorexic in my last year of high school and beginning of college. In my pre-...

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Why You Jump from Diet to Diet with No Lasting Results: What to Do About It

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)



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We’ve all done it. Our jeans are don’t fasten anymore, so it’s time to lose weight. Again. We ask our friends and scour the internet for the “best” diet. Once we have our scopes on one, we buy our “diet food” for this one and jump in full force! One week is a bit tough, but we do it. The nex...

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Personal Stewardship Principle #7: Our Relationship with Jesus Christ Permeates All Aspects of Life

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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Alright, Char, You say, “What’s the deal? Where is the best exercise or next weight loss secret? Hmmm?” To be honest with you, you can find the next best move for this and that, the best low calorie recipe, and the next weight loss gimmick anywhere on the ‘net. Don’t worry. You are welcome to jump around on the Diet Merry-go-R...

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Personal Stewardship Principle #6: God Created Us to Live as an Interdependent Community

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 Image by Lucas Lenzi from Freely Photos.


I’ve moved so much in my life, I ought to write a book about it. Each time we pulled up stakes with our belongings loaded in a moving truck to make our home in another city, I tried to consider it a new adventure. “We will just have more friends to meet!” I told my kids.But after several moves, that forward thinking mel...

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God's Plan for Change in 2019

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)


My hubby and I spent a week out just to get away. We were on burnout, just absolutely spent. Rest and relaxation were just what we needed. I had to force myself to not write or create memes. That was hard. I only posted a Bible verse from my iPhone app. In the meantime, while we were at my hubby’s family Christmas gathering, I started seeing people post on social m...

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From the Desk of Charlaine: A Merry Christmas to You!

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)


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I thought I’d share a few thoughts with you about Christmas this year as I look over at our pencil Christmas tree. If you remember from an previous blog post, I couldn’t handle putting up our larger, fluffier tree due to Christmas blues, i.e. lingering grief. So I bought an Alpine pencil tree that is shorter and a bit scruffy in compar...

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Get the Most Out of Your Workout During the Holiday Season

Posted on October 31, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (1)


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So you got the candy tax from your kids—or nieces and nephews if you don’t have kids of your own. Feel like you scored big time? Watch out! You are just starting the “gain-the-most-weight-season” which runs now through New Year’s Day. Family and friends lovingly offer us food too good to pass up. O...

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Encore Post: Break Free from the Diet Hype!

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)


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This blog post previously appeared on Totally Fit 4 Life's website in late 2015. All work is my own.


By now, you have probably given up or restarted your weight loss efforts. You've gone on several diets that failed, tried weight loss supplements or other "miracles" just to sink a ton of money into a co...

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