Category: Inspiration

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Barbara Thompson Award for Advocacy

It’s no secret, I’m a big supporter of the Obesity Action Coalition. I became a member to be a voice against obesity bias and stigma. Over the last few years I was honored to be chosen to join the OAC...

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YWM2014 – The Interviews Part 1

This is the first of what is going to be a number of audio posts, a collection of interviews I did during this years Your Weight Matters, the annual convention for the Obesity Action Coalition. I decided to just chat...

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Thank you. Two simple words that are so hard to say.

This last weekend was the Obesity Action Coalition’s 3rd Annual Your Weight Matters Convention. It was a great weekend, and I will be posting things about it over the coming weeks, including a slew of mini-interviews I did with attendees,...

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Being Flexible In The Kitchen

No, I’m not talking about doing your exercises in the kitchen – I’m talking about being willing to experiment a bit, being creative. See, I’m the sort that reads cook books for fun. Sometimes it seems I am constantly scanning...

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5 Ways To Stretch Your Grocery Budget

Grocery prices have been rising across the board, but here’s a few things you can do to help stretch those food dollars and still eat healthy. 1. Make a list It sounds cliche, but it really does help – as...

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Radio Archive: Biking for Fun and Fitness

This show originally aired on august 13, 2012 My first actual show on The Wake Up Call was on Biking for Fun and Fitness. I was joined in studio by Stephen Cottrell from Freewheel Bike – who biked from Minneapolis to the studio...

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Radio Archive: Nutrition for the Body, Mind & Soul

This show originally aired on August 11, 2012 nu·tri·tion   [noo-trish-uhn, nyoo-] noun – 1. the act or process of nourishing or of being nourished. When it comes to nutrition, most people think food. And food is great way of nourishing the...

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A Colorful Alternative to Pasta

Ok, I admit it. I do have some egg noodles in my cupboard. I found a fortified brand that isn’t all that bad. But honestly, they’re still processed, simple carbs. Something I consider a sort of indulgence to be eaten...

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Quinoa Pizza Crust

Pizza. No matter where I go, no matter who I talk to, when it comes to healthy living people always seem to ask about pizza. Usually, pizza is not a bad thing – as long as you are aware of...