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Feeding a Picky Eater

by Renee Ross | March 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm | comments

My son is a picky eater: he only has a few things he’ll eat and they’re on constant rotation. On any given day he’ll change his mind about what he likes, and it’s nearly impossible to predict! For a long time I was worried about his eating habits, and meal times were stressful for me. My concern was alleviated when his pediatrician told me children eat when they’re hungry and

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Everything in Moderation

by Renee Ross | February 23, 2012 at 7:32 pm | comments

My son has watched my weight loss journey, and although he is too young to really comprehend that my body has shrunk, he does see a difference in both my activity level and the way I eat. I, however, am not so extreme that I keep treats away from him (or me for that matter). As a matter of fact, I am a true believer of eating everything in moderation.

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Setting Fitness Goals

by Renee Ross | February 15, 2012 at 3:58 pm | comments

I am constantly asked about how I keep up with my fitness goals. I hope that folks don’t think it is easy! Honestly, most times when I lace up my running shoes it’s a challenge, but nothing beats the feeling I have when I complete my morning run and I am energized for the rest of the day. But the biggest question is – how do I get off of

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Find Your Healthy Living Support System

by Renee Ross | January 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm | comments

I started my journey to healthy living the week of Thanksgiving 2009. At that point I was considered obese and weighed over 200 pounds. By August 2010 I’d lost 52 pounds and was prepping for my first half-marathon. Fast forward to today: I have completed six of these races and plan on more! I cannot take all the credit for my success with healthy living; I have to credit my

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by Renee Ross | November 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm | comments

As the air turns a tad bit cooler here in Atlanta I am happily renewing our family’s commitment to outdoor family exercise. Atlanta is most commonly referred to as “HOTlanta” and with good reason! During the summer we average in the 90’s on a daily basis and although last year I trained for a half-marathon during the heat, it was not pretty. And it certainly was not conducive to having

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