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Who Is The Chubby Lady IN THE PICTURE?

When I see my fifty-something self in pictures, I cringe and my inner voice says, “Yikes, who is the chubby lady?” The ironic thing is that I use to be a teenage-fashion model. When I was very young, thin and FABULOUS, I looked at pictures of myself, cringed, and my inner voice said, “Yikes!” I’ve…

Plantar Fasciitis

Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. You only understand if you’ve been there. The pain. Standing hurts. Walking hurts. The podiatrist said, “It’s common in runners and people who are overweight and wear bad shoes.” Since running isn’t in my vocabulary, I’m assuming he put me in the second category.  He said, “No…

Just Keep Swimming

Three years ago, after my husband, Ron, and I both had back surgery, our doctor recommended that we have “aqua therapy.” It was soothing doing our exercises in the warm salt water pool. We enjoyed exercising in the water so much that we eventually joined a local gym that had an aqua aerobics class. After…

Add A Little Spice To Your Life & Your Water

Water is important for our bodies to function well. Mayo Clinic advices that “even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.” I’ve been working on “spicing up” my water. Adding cucumbers to my H20 make me feel like I’m at a spa, on other days bits of ginger definitely perk it up, and…

Oh, Honey!

I found lots of healthy treasures at the farmers’ market that Zachary & Katie took me to. The peaches were juicy, sweet and beyond delicious. Zac was happy that Enchanted Bees had honeycomb for sale. My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste. Proverbs 24:13 The…

Got Goat?

  My son, Zachary (who is obviously extremely fit) has been trying to help me make healthy lifestyle changes. Today, we went to the Farmer’s Market and visited the Goat’s Milk booth, aka Unique Le’ Natural. The soap Katie purchased smells delicious enough to eat and Zac says I’ll enjoy drinking the milk. Hmmmm….. we…

Going On A DIET

Menopause is overwhelming me, my thyroid has gone on a permanent vacation, my Rheumatoid Arthritis inflammed fingers look like sausages, and my doctor has declared me overweight! The nerve, right? 😉 So I’m back to an anti-inflammatory diet. Anyone else trying to get healthy?

Tonya Ruiz

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