Best thing to EVER come out of the typical work Christmas party...

by Kate 8. May 2015 23:30
Oh the annual work Christmas party.  Most people go just to show their face and then they discretely leave because no one truly wants to attend for more than an hour.  And initially this was our plan.  Go in, have a drink, say our hello's and leave.  When we got there I realized ... [More]

Only 7 days left til surgery. Follow my experience all the way up to surgery day. It's the final countdown!

by Kate 8. May 2015 02:00
As time carried on, my belly grew bigger and our relationship with Vincent, the five year old little boy I'm donating to, grew closer.  We saw them a few more times throughout my pregnancy.  We spent fourth of July at the same place as them and spent some summer nights at mutual friends. &... [More]

05/07/15- Paula's Healthy Living Eating/Exercise Journal: Monday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 7. May 2015 20:14
There is a difference between “good-fats” and “bad-fats”.  Good fats are monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats.  You find these in salmon, avocados, walnuts, and vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, and olive oil.  These fats lower your risk of heart disea... [More]

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05/06/15- Paula's Healthy Living Eating/Exercise Journal: Sunday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 7. May 2015 04:06
According to a daily e-news letter I get on Diabetes, researchers believe that replacing white rice with whole grains could possibly lower the risk of diabetes by as much as 36%.There are a lot of grains that you can replace white rice with for a healthier choice to help replace refined carbohydrate... [More]

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Meeting my recipient.

by Kate 7. May 2015 00:38
I was 6 or 7 months pregnant in June/July 2011. We were at a huge pig roast with my fiancé and his father at one of their friends house. This was the first time I met the person whom I'm giving my organ too.  Mind you, at the time I didn't have any clue of this.  My fiancé po... [More]

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05/05/15- Paula's Helathy Living Eating/Exercise Journal: Saturday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 6. May 2015 18:08
  There are proven steps that can be taken for long-term healthy weight loss: 1. Weight Training: People who keep weight off and maintain a healthy weight reduce their sedentary activities and stoke their metabolism with regular weight training.  It has been proven that your metabolism kee... [More]

The answer to the question, "Why in the world would you offer up a body part to someone you don't know"

by Kate 5. May 2015 23:06
I'm assuming after reading my biography you're wondering what inspired me to "save a life."  We're going to take it back to where everything began.  Years ago I was obsessed with television shows like Grey's Anatomy and House.  After watching seasons after seasons, there has always be... [More]

05/04/15- Paula's Healthy Living Exercise/Eating Journal: Friday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 5. May 2015 17:27
There are so many at-home exercises available to keep your body in fit shape and lean, but some are considered powerhouse exercises.  -Stability-ball hamstring curl:  Lie face up on a mat with heels firmly planted on the top of a stability ball.  Lift your hips up to the ceiling whil... [More]

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05/03/15- Paula's Healthy Living Exercise/Eating Journal: Thursday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 4. May 2015 08:25
Soda pop and designer coffee drinks can add high calorie totals to your daily caloric intake with little to negative health benefits to you. The March issue of Oxygen magazine quotes the statistic that there is a 135% increase in calories consumed from soft drinks from 1977 to 2001. An equally distu... [More]

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05/02/15- Paula's Healthy Living Eating/Exercise Journal: Wednesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 3. May 2015 06:19
  Experts recommend that Americans get 4,700 milligrams a day of potassium.  Fruits and vegetables are a great source of potassium.  Potassium is known to counteract the negative effects of sodium. [More]

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