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Tomorrow I will be 5 weeks post-op from my breast implant removal surgery. I had them removed because I believe they were causing me to have autoimmune issues from Breast Implant Illness (BII). Since my surgery I have seen small improvements… brain fog is better, my eyes and skin are brighter, inflammation has decreased in my face and body, joint pain has reduced, chronically peeling skin on my hands and feet have… Read More

I debated whether to post this publicly, but I decided to go ahead because I want to be a beacon of hope to anyone who needs it. A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with Lupus. For almost 3 years I have been struggling with chronic pain throughout my entire body, EXTREME fatigue, brain fog, swelling of my face and body, weight gain despite my impeccable diet and consistent exercise, and many… Read More

I had a few ripe bananas that needed to be used, so kiddo and I decided to make banana bread. πŸ˜‹ 🍌 It’s gluten free, with very little added sugar, but it’s super moist and delish! 😁🍌 The topping makes it ooey gooey, as you can see in the next pic. Banana Walnut Bread with Butter Pecan Crust 🍌 For the bread: 3 ripe bananas 3 eggs (I used Happy Egg) 1/4… Read More

I am often told I don’t look my age. Most people guess me to be in my late 20s or early 30s when they first meet me. They’re surprised to find out that I am actually the ripe old age of 40. I’m not complaining about this one bit! πŸ™‚ Nope, I’m trying to hold onto my youth just as much as the next person, but I try not to obsess or… Read More

As a personal trainer I’m often asked what type of exercise is the best one to do for weight loss. The answer I give is often surprising, as well as somewhat frustrating, to those asking me this question. So, what is the best type of exercise? The type of exercise you will stick with. For a world that wants to be told exactly what to do in black or white, right or… Read More

When trying to lose weight, most people simply rely on the scale as a way to track progress. But, the scale is not a very effective way of tracking progress. Body composition (body fat vs lean body mass) is much more important that what the scale says. A reduction in body fat, not body weight, is what you should be focusing on… to track this there are several methods that will tell… Read More

Hi. My name is Stacie, and I am a sugar addict. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, right? πŸ˜‰ People who know me today may be surprised by this admittance, but it is absolutely true. Blame it on my Danish heritage, or something else completely, but sugar has definitely been one of my drugs of choice throughout my lifetime. The more decadent and sugary something was, the… Read More

I am no relationship expert… HOWEVER, I am an expert in breakups. lol πŸ˜‰ Yes, I have had my fair share of breakups over the years… Breakups from long term relationships, and breakups from brief love affairs. Some of them were my decision to end the relationship, and some of them were not. I’ve experienced heartbreak on multiple levels, for multiple reasons. Because of this, I have experience on both sides of… Read More

We’ve all heard the expression “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” Well, my response to that is “It’s a good thing people aren’t dogs.” πŸ˜‰ Making a change is hard. We all know this… but, why is this? Is it that the new behaviors we’d like to incorporate are that much more difficult than our current behaviors? No, it’s just that they are unfamiliar to us. We tell ourselves that… Read More

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day. A day that brings to light an often taboo topic of conditions such as depression, anxiety, etc. Since I believe that true health goes beyond what you put on your plate, or what you do in the gym, I thought I would share my experience in this topic. I am not a licensed counselor or therapist, but I am a health coach… and this is a… Read More