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Patty B.

Granbury, Texas
I lost a kidney and have just recently found a path to take because a Doctor took the time to listen and realized I was not a hypochondriac or a big overly sensitive, stressed, depressed woman. (yes, lots of justified sarcasm). I was athletic, very lean and continued to stay fit by enjoying bike rides and playing recreational co-ed softball. However, when I started a family at 25, I had...
Goals: Lose weight

Lisa

Hammonton, New Jersey
I am in my mid 40"s .  I work in a casino and the position I hold is a sales manager of the two spas on our property.  I have three daughters who are ages (identical twins 20) and the oldest is (23).  I am happily married.  I try to work out at least 4 days a week.  I love to travel and eat right! I have heart palpitations that often complicate my...

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Coeur d Alene, Idaho
I suffered from and eating disorder for many years. My intention now is to become an eating disorder recovery coach. Here is a short story of my journey. My ed started in about 4th or 5th grade after another one of our moves. I started spending all my allowance on candy and stashing it in my room. I also started playing sick from school so I could stay home and eat while everyone was gone....
Communities: Eating Disorders
Goals: Eat healthy

Chris H.

United States
My name is Chris Hempel. In October 2007, my husband and I received life-threatening news about our cholesterol - but our lives weren't in danger. We learned that we were born with a defect in a critical cholesterol gene and that our precious six-year-old identical twin daughters, Addi and Cassi, inherited a double mutation - both genetic cholesterol defects. For many months, I'd known...

eatspinlive Health Maven

Wichita Falls, Texas
  Hi, I’m Amanda! Welcome to Eat, Spin, Live! I am a 22 year old girl living in Texas with a passion for nutrition, healthy eating, staying active, and living life to the fullest! I just graduated from college with by Bachelors of Science in Psychology and am currently working towards my Masters in General Counseling! I love helping people in any way that I possibly can...
Communities: Dance, Triathlon, Exercise , ...

Betsy Clark Patient Expert

Jacksonville, Florida
I am the Director of Pastoral Care and Older Adult Ministries at Avondale United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. I have a BS degree in Health from the University of North Florida and an MA in Christian Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. I also care for my 90 year old Mother who has chronic Congestive Heart Failure. I started the Feedin' Mama blog to share my experiences in...

clara c.

SHERMAN OAKS, CA
Before creating ChanChi~ art of Zen living, I spent 15 years as an executive recruiter and strategic management consultant in the Silicon Valley, working 15+ hours/day. ?Something had to change in my life. Although I found success in my career, I felt little satisfaction because I had no balance in my personal life.? I decided to retire from corporate life to follow my passion and dreams of...

Alex Ong - MindYourOwnWellness.com

Villa Park, Illinois
Tragedy Turns Ex-Fatty Boy/ Fatty into Bruce Lee of Wellness - Beginning at age six, 'Fatty Boy' was my nickname. As I grew older, my nickname was changed to Fatty. How fun was it to be called a Fatty? I didn't care much, but I do not recall loving it. Although I was very cheerful by nature, consciously and subconsciously, I hated being fat, especially when it came to changing my clothes....

Lisa N.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Unfortunately, I've been blessed with crummy genetics. That's right, a strong family history of heart disease and a cholesterol level that has hovered around 200 since my early twenties. I have a grandmother that died from a heart attack at age 69, a grandfather that died of a heart attack a year before I was born, a diabetic grandfather didn't recover from quadruple by-pass surgery, and my...

shoppingkharma

San Jose, California
I am a 39 years old Advanced Ovarian cancer survivor who is very happily married to my very best friend and soul mate where we live in San Jose, CA with our Blue Merle Sheltie "Blue Belle" and our Manx cat "Tonto".We have a pretty happy life together most of the time when I'm not fighting this cancer. Most people would consider me to be a hard headed modern hippie; a...