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On my Mind: Food Edition

How to decide what foods to eat

{Collage image source: 1. 2. 3. }

I’ve been in all sorts of turmoil the past 2 months when it comes to FOOD. It’s all around us, we have to eat it. We make choices all day every day about what we are going to put into our bodies. We all worry about weight and carbs and calories and sugar, but there is so much more to it than that. Or is there?… Continue Reading

Will Power in Healthy Living: M5 Online Fitness Club

If you’ve been around my site long enough, you’ve seen me chat about my weight loss and exercise journey. Today, I’m going to chat about the importance of Will Power in Healthy Living, as well as introduce you to a new Online Fitness Club called M5 Fitness.

Will Power in Healthy Living. Tips for creating sustainable fitness habits. KristenDuke.com

 “I want YOU to get FIT!” Says the image above.

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Ten Reasons I’m a new Chick-Fil-A Fan

{I had free product provided for this post, but the opinions are 100% my own}

About 5  years ago, there was a school sponsored night at a local Chick-Fil-A. Although the restaurant had been around a while, I hadn’t been much before. I knew I loved their waffle fries, but that’s about it. Our family just doesn’t eat out much. I sat next to a friend who raved over her love for Chick-Fil-A. Internally, I was surprised at her passion for the place. I mean, it’s just chicken. My husband and I have always chatted about what a genius campaign they’ve run with the COWS making signs to “Eat mor chikin.” CLEVER.

In the past year, I’ve found joy in the chicken salad sandwich at Chick-Fil-A, and even ordered it without bread once, and they offered lettuce for me to wrap it in. Nice. It wasn’t until this past week when I had the opportunity to taste test their new salads, have a tour of the facility, and hear about what really sets Chick-Fil-A apart into a “quick serve” restaurant vs. “fast food.”  I shall now tell you Ten reasons I’m a new Chick-Fil-A fan.

  1. After touring a Chick Fil A facility, and learning facts about their daily fresh produce delivery, I'm a new believer! www.KristenDuke.com

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My Weight Loss~One Year Later

Today is the one year anniversary of my weight loss triumph. I can’t believe it’s been a year…it feels like 10 years ago! I’m happy to say that I’ve kept it all off…fluctuating down a few…and up a few…but pretty much staying at about an average of 132, which is technically 2 pounds less than I was a year ago.

weight loss one year later

{I tried to stand at the exact same angle as best I could!}

I took the middle picture above during the 2nd phase of the 6 week cleanse, of which ended March 21st of 2012.

 

It always seems that GETTING the weight off is the biggest part of the battle, with so much focus on how people do it, but KEEPING it off is equally difficult and rewarding all at the same time.
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