Detox

5 x 5 Reset

Are you low on energy? Are you craving candy and sugary desserts? Want to kick your soda habit to the curb but don’t know where to start? Do you need a boost to jump start your weight loss? Or have you hit a plateau and need that extra push to get you moving closer to your goal? Maybe you are always sick, feel run down, and tired all the time? Brain in a fog? Having trouble focusing? Memory issues..like where you left your keys? Maybe it’s the belly fat or bloating that won’t go away! The 5×5 Reset Plan is designed to help you kickstart a healthier, leaner you. It will help you reset your cravings, sleep better, feel more energized and lose a few pounds all without going hungry. Anyone can do something for five days, right? Just go to nutrisystem.com to see how it will help you.  …

Cancer Journey

I am thankful for a cancer diagnosis.

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I am thankful for a cancer diagnosis. Good morning! Hope your Thanksgiving was a great time to connect with family and friends and recount why you are thankful. I am thankful that on March 9th, 2010 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. Does it sound strange that I am so thankful for receiving a stage 4 cancer diagnosis? It may, but it’s true. Right from the beginning God worked in my heart to see cancer as a blessing and not a curse. The months following that diagnosis were filled with fears, anxieties but HOPE always won out. His promised always proved true. Here are some of the biggest lessons I learned. 1. Perspective. With only God’s help I was able to see a cancer diagnosis as a way to grow in my faith, allow God to love on me and choose to not complain or say, “why me?” Instead…

Eating Healthy

HEALTHY HEART EVENT

    Heart Disease is the #1 Killer in men and women in the US! I will NOT leave you without HOPE though! The American Heart Association says that 80% of all heart disease is PREVENTABLE! Go back and re read that last statement.  That means that YOU have a lot of CONTROL over your heart health! It CAN be confusing and overwhelming! You can get tons of BAD information along the way! Let’s keep it simple and learn what you can do to protect your heart! Myself, Kim Waggoner, Registered Nurse and Wanda Cullison, Registered Dietitian will be tag teaming to host Healthy Heart Events! We will also featuring the Shaklee Smart Heart Regimens at 30% OFF! And teaching you how you can incorporate SAFE supplementation in your nutrition plan! WEAR RED for extra discounts!   3 Dates, 3 Locations but same message! Tuesday, February  24th 7pm  in  Etna…

Cancer Journey

What in the heck does Kim Waggoner do?

Have you ever just been the little bit curious what in the heck I do?  I mean you may see my healthy living posts or even that video of me drinking my own window cleaner. Sometimes I want you to try a bucket of cleaners or come to try out some gluten free foods at a Gluten Free Sharing Event. Oh then there is that dreaded post announcing it is time for the weekly weigh in I host. So they say..curiosity killed the cat! And my goodness, I certainly don’t want that to happen! Sooo let’s get together! I’d love to share what started me on this journey to healthy living and why I feel it’s my mission to come along side others to encourage and inspire them to live healthy, happy, hopeful lives! I want to hear from you! What are your struggles?Your fears? What is going great and…

Health Tips

Disappointments, Temptations and Obstacles, Oh My!

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Disappointments, Temptations and Obstacles, Oh My! I mean really, have you ever just been doing “all the right things”, and it just doesn’t seem to be making a difference? Is it losing weight, exercising or mending a relationship? Here’s what happens, you get all excited, make lists, make plans, have a positive, “I got this thing” kind of attitude. It works well for a couple weeks, then..temptation, resistance.  If your goal is losing weight, you’re tempted with a cupcake at work. You think to yourself, “Well, I have eaten well for 2 weeks, this one cupcake isn’t going to kill me!”  Your goal is to walk every morning, then, one day you wake up and it is raining. Well you certainly don’t want to get out in the rain, and that darn treadmill is so boring, you hit snooze and go back to bed.  You are mending a relationship with…

Inspiration

Breath Of Life Ministries – Haiti

Haiti-Expectant Mother Class

Breath Of Life Ministries – Haiti I had an amazing experience there. I accompanied Ashley Stills from Breath of Life Ministries to Haiti. One of the things we did on our trip was teach nutrition, prenatal care and fetal development to some expectant Haitian moms.  The thing that stunned me about these moms were that they had almost no education on these topics. It literally brought me to tears when I realized most of the information I was giving them, they had never heard before. They were so hungry for the information we presented. It was such a blessing to see the moms so excited about hearing their baby’s heartbeat and learning about how their baby was growing inside of them. The infant mortality rate in the US is 5 deaths per 1000 births vs. Haiti is 51/1000. The maternal mortality rate in the US is 27 deaths per 100,000 births vs….

Eating Healthy

The “Skinny” On Fats

Good Or Bad Fat

The “Skinny” On Fats Fat is beneficial! We need it for our bodies to function properly. There are certain vitamins, like D, for example, that need fat to allow it to be absorbed into your body. Fat provides you with a source of energy, gives you healthy skin, hair and nails. Good fats can actually lower your risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke, obesity and decreases cholesterol levels and inflammation. Another great benefit to fat is that it protects your brain from memory loss and dementia.  You may be asking, “If fat is so good for me then why have I been told to eat a low-fat diet?” All fats are not the same. Let’s take a look. There are three basic types of fat, Saturated fats, Trans Fats and Unsaturated Fats. Naturally occurring fats, called Saturated Fats, are found in foods produced from animals. These are easy to identify…

Health Tips

Is Convenience Making You Fat?

Eat Less Crap Eat More Food

Is Convenience Making You Fat? Have you ever thought, Hey, if I’m overweight and I want to get rid of fat, I’ll just eat “low fat” and fix the problem?   Did you go out and buy lots of “low fat” foods? Scale way back on your calories? Buy those little pop in the microwave freezer meals that say “Healthy” all over them?  It seems like that would make sense right? If so, how did that work out for you? Unfortunately, it may have helped for a short period of time but I suspect it failed to produce lifelong lasting results for a healthy weight and healthy body. So what’s the problem?  Here in the US we have an Obesity Epidemic. Obesity is defined by 20% over your ideal weight when you look at a standard height/weight chart and a BMI of greater than 30%. In 1980 it was estimated that 35%…

Health Tips

Who Is In Control Of Your Health?

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Have you ever heard yourself say things like, “Well, all the women in my family are overweight.” “All the men in our family had heart attacks by age 50.” “Oh well, you only live once, I’m going to die from something, why not eat whatever I want?” I challenge you to change the way you think about disease, illness and health! Instead of being a passive bystander and allow your family’s heritage to dictate your life, I encourage you to take control of your own health. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke are among the top leading causes of death in the U.S. Here are some staggering facts from a Time Magazine article: 80% of all heart disease, 90% of Type 2 Diabetes and 60% of all cancers are preventable if avoiding questionable medicines (read more at http://drugguardians.com/drug/taxotere/). In fact, according to the American Cancer Society only 5% to 10%…

Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

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This is an awesome idea for a Super Bowl party, or any gathering really. Lots of people love Buffalo Chicken dishes. Buffalo Chicken Salad Ingredients: 2 hearts romaine lettuce, chopped 1 cup shredded carrots, available in pouches 2 ribs celery with greens, chopped 1/2 cup ranch dressing 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles 1 package, 3/4 to 1 pound, chicken tenders, cut into bite size pieces 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 turn of the pan 2 tablespoons butter Salt and black pepper 1/4 cup hot sauce Directions: Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Combine lettuce, carrots and celery in a salad bowl. Combine ranch dressing and blue cheese crumbles in a small bowl. Add oil and butter to hot pan with the chicken. Season with salt and pepper and sear for 2 or 3 minutes, then add hot sauce. Reduce heat a little and cook 5 minutes more. Toss salad with…