Instructions on How To Utilize This Blog.

I have recieved some requests to instruct on how to use this blog. First, I encourage you to join as a "Follower". Click on "follow" in the right side panel and add the information that is prompted. This will prompt an email to you when I add new posts.
Secondly, as you are reading the posts there are many links that lead you to additional articles, resources, and inspirational music and entertainment. To most enjoy your experience here use your back arrow after going onto a link. This will bring you right back to us. If you click on the "X" it will close you out and you will have to re-open MOTM. I have been figuring this out for myself also.

There are also video clips in the right side panel. These will open directly in the blog itself. So you may enjoy the music while continuing to read.

There is a comment link just below all of the posts. I encourage you to feel free to comment or initiate conversation. I will appreciate all of your wisdom and support if you find a topic close to your heart.

So far...I thank you for your questions and I hope you have an uplifting experience every time you visit Moms On The Mend.

God Bless. MOTM

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Hello. I am really excited about this new adventure. The world can be a difficult place at times. Although it is pretty great to know that we all struggle and that we are not alone on our journey. I am hoping that this blog can be a help and inspiration to all the women out there who have. well, made some decisions in our lives that may have not turned out the way we expected. I hope to share my experience and the miracles that have taken place in my life that have and are turning my life around. I woke up one night with "Moms On The Mend" on my heart. I am not sure where this will go but, I have a burning desire to see hearts mended in those women who may have experienced or may be experiencing life's most difficult challenges. Ultimately, to obtain the ability to rise above and overcome!! Join us and find a fresh renewal in the life our heavenly Father intends for you!! Today is your day of blessing and healing. This is a day for rejoicing and claiming FREEDOM and a FEARLESS future.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Health Trends in Obesity... Make a Difference in Your Home.

About 220,000 people in the United States had weight loss surgery in 2009, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). That is a more than tenfold annual increase in the surgeries in less than a decade. (Boyles)

USA Population ranks as the third largest in the country.  Currently the numbers are 309,842,000 people in the USA as of July 28, 2010.

USA is ranked at number ONE in the country at 30.6% of our population being obese.  More tragically we are seeing a climbing trend in childhood obesity.   3 out of every 4 children are battling obesity and are at risk of battling heart disease by the age of 30.  Our younger generations are expected to live a shorter life span than our generation.;photovideo

These are very scary realities.

We can pull together as families and change these statistics in our homes.  We can implement a discipline into our lifestyles that will give our children a healthy future.  Discipline meaning a transformation in choices in our diet and how we treat ourselves and our bodies on a daily basis.  The human body is magnificent and it was created to function in an amazing way.   Looking back on the history of the family farm to the 1950's when our environment and fast food industries began introducing convenience we have lost value in the purity of taking care of our bodies.  The saying "Less is Best" has a lot of value in it.  Unfortunately our society introduces that "More is Better".  Our fast pace living has created a loss of value in our individual well being is taking a great toll on our communities, family, and most importantly YOU. 

Each one of us is valued by people in our lives....  Let's take the leap of faith to discipline ourselves and rise up to value ourselves and our loved ones by taking control of this trending epidemic in our homes.

Stacy Rae RN BSN
Health & Wellness Consultant

Boyles, Salynn. "Weight Loss Surgery: Experience Matters." WebMD - Better Information. Better Health. 27 July 2010. Web. 28 July 2010. .

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