it’s a new day, 30 day coaching plan

We had nasty storms come through here yesterday, and a possible tornado. It caught me totally off guard as I was just expecting rain. The alert came over my phone about dinner time. When these storms come though I really need to pay attention so being online is not suitable. We had some limbs down […]

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i got vaxxed!

There is a lot of anxiety about the new Covid 19 vaccines. I was supposed to have gotten my vaccine from my job last Saturday. But, for some reason all of the doses were pulled back by the governor. I was given the opportunity to get it at my local Health Dept on Wednesday. My […]

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updated Health Buddy Melissa Mission and privacy statement

Updated 2/4/2021. I hope everyone had a marvelous Christmas.  It was a beautiful day here and we were blessed with lots of love.  We had a full week of finishing up shopping, lunches out, wrapping gifts, dinner prep, etc. I am 51 years old, and I have CKD. I am a LPN of 34 years. […]

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Follow Your Dreams despite your chronic illness

Everyone who lives with a chronic illness knows how hard it is.  Those who are blessed enough can not know, until they have one.  It can be hard to follow your dreams, when you aren’t living with a chronic illness, let alone when you are.  I know what it’s like, and I refuse to let […]

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Wellness wednesday quote for the day

Welcome back! I hope your Wednesday is seeing you well. I have to get my second dose of the Moderna Covid vaccine today, and I have no idea if I will be functioning tomorrow. Going from experience of others who got the second dose I can expect to be quite sleepy. I will be seeing […]

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healthy tip Tuesday: Drink 2 cups of water to lose weight!

OMG it sounds too good to be true! Right? Well it apparently is true. If you create a habit of drinking 2 cups of water before each meal, you will help yourself lose weight. Of course you still have to eat less food also. I mean water is not a miracle worker. There are studies […]

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The art of saying no!

Welcome back to another episode of Self Care Sunday. I hope everyone is doing well. I have been busy updating old posts, figuring out how to use Mailchimp effectively, creating new content and new Coaching Plans. How many of you are people pleasers? You just can’t say no. You leave yourself over worked, over stressed, […]

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It’s Your heart Attack! Dealing with difficult people

Welcome to Thinking on Thursday! As I complete my Mindfulness Certification it becomes more clear that the only way to deal with difficult people is to control our own responses. There are difficult people everywhere. I would say in the work environment is where you would encounter difficult people the most. But, it can also […]

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potassium and kidney disease

Below is a webinar from the AKF on the topic of Potassium and Kidney Disease. Not all kidney patients have issues with potassium, but a lot do. Knowing how to monitor your diet for Potassium intake is vitally important. Disclaimer

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portion distortion: Hot dogs

Welcome back! Last week was a kind of weird week and I am hoping to be way more productive this week. If you read here often, you know I focus a lot on healthier eating habits. Hot dogs are one of the top ten food items in America. We love our hot dogs! I am […]

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quitting the soda habit

Soda, the drink with no nutritional value, yet so many of us love it. I used to drink 1 Pepsi a day, for years, and I mean like most of my adult life. Just one, no big deal. Right? It had become a habit, just something I did, like brushing my teeth. I was not […]

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Fitness Friday

Just a quick post today. It has been a super busy week, and next week probably will be too. Just this week I have moved away from a lower carb diet with walking as my main exercise, to a more carb cycling eating pattern with higher intensity workouts. Weight lifting is not something I really […]

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What is carb cycling?

There are so many diets in the public arena, that I thought I would go over them. It used to be you just exercised and cut calories to lose weight. Now there are so many different types of eating styles that it can be really confusing. Carb Cycling is exactly what it sounds like, you […]

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