Posts in category "Health"

Your Health Insurance Company May Offer a Fitness Plan for Less than Your Typical Gym Membership

A coworker recently shared something very cool with me that I would like to share with you. Health insurance companies may have fitness plans to help you out. Seriously. I have BCBS. Turns out for $25 to start and $25 a month after that, I joined this Wellness on Target program.  I can go to... Read more »

How much water should I drink to lose weight and improve my health?

How much water should I drink to lose weight and improve my health?
So lately I’ve been getting headaches and my skin has been unbelievably dry. On top of that, I’m struggling to lose weight and I’ve had other symptoms that led me to believe… I’m dehydrated. Gasp! Not good. So I set out to determine exactly what happens when you don’t drink water and of more interest... Read more »

10 Habits to Try for a Better Summer

10 Habits to Try for a Better Summer
I’ve been thinking about ways to make this summer, the summer of my 30th year, simply kick ass.  I want to see concerts, have fun, spend time with the people I love, and live healthier than ever.  Maybe you want to be alone, on a coach, doing nothing all summer.  If so, this isn’t your... Read more »
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Bathing Suit, Body Weight and Milestone Birthdays: Not a Nightmare?

I’m almost in tears right now.  I am sitting on my bed typing to you with real waterworks building behind my eyelids.  However, it may not be for the reasons you think.  A little background first.  I’m turning thirty in April.  That’s right.  The big 3-0.  I’m not really freaking out about it.  Well not... Read more »

A trip down memory lane -- 100 blogs of Chicago, travel, single life, admissions, family and more

A trip down memory lane -- 100 blogs of Chicago, travel, single life, admissions, family and more
One Hundred Blogs. I honestly and slightly shocked that I’m at this point with Coming to Terms.  This post, the one you are reading right this second, is Coming to Terms 100th blog.  That’s right 100. Over 2 years ago, I wrote a letter to the editor at the Chicago Tribune.  Two guys from my high... Read more »

Physician Assisted Suicide Should be Treated like a DNR Order

Physician Assisted Suicide Should be Treated like a DNR Order
Many of you know a little bit about me through my blog or my mom’s blog.  If you have been a loyal reader, thank you.  If you are new, let me catch you up. My grandma has Alzheimer’s.  She’s not really here anymore. The person left in her place is always sad, angry, mean, and... Read more »
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DIY: Refreshing citrus, maybe even detoxifying, foot soak

DIY: Refreshing citrus, maybe even detoxifying, foot soak
Essential Oils are awesome. Homemade bath and body items with essential oils are double awesome. An easy intro to bath and body do-it-yourself project is the icing on the cake. So what is it? It’s a refreshing citrus foot soak.  It includes Epsom salt which has claims of being detoxifying though I cannot guarantee these... Read more »

Losing Weight by Eating Out Less and Quitting Fast Food

If you read my previous soda article you may know that I started the Lazy Katie’s Challenge.  I am getting healthier my way, one two week phase at a time. Weeks one and two was eliminating the biggest addiction affecting my health; starting simple but strong.  The soda had to go.  This has been a... Read more »

Giving up Soda: A Two Week Challenge

Giving up Soda: A Two Week Challenge
Giving up Soda: A Two Week Challenge I admit it- I suck at eating healthy and I am even worse at exercising.  So to combat my laziness when it comes to the subject manner, I decided to give myself a little challenge.  Every two weeks I would master a new challenge. If it took longer... Read more »
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15 Pounds Down & Counting: A Gradual & Healthy Way to Lose Weight

I have been a fairly unhealthy person with my eating and exercise. I don’t like “dieting” or exercise for that matter. Like many friends and family members, I’ve struggled with weighing more than I should. Well I’m doing healthy on my terms now. I’m excited to have an outlet like this blog to share my... Read more »