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I have this amazing cheerleader in my life. My 16 year old daughter. She is truly a rock in my life and I could not imagine her not being there.

We have always encouraged her to be herself, and to not worry what everyone thinks about her. She dies her hair purple, she is in love with superheroes, and her family is her best friends.

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This post and recipe for Crustless Mushroom Quiche was created as part of the Mushroom Makeover 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge in which I am a financially compensated blogger ambassador for the Mushroom Council. The opinions are my own and based on my own experience.

Here I am finally at week 4 of the Mushroom Makeover challenge. This month has been a whirlwind of mushroom recipes, learning new healthy eating choices, listening to my body and my hunger and giving myself love. I did learn a few more things during this month that I wanted to share with you here.

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I never had sinus issues until I gave birth the first time. The first time I was hit with a sinus headache, I thought my head was going to explode. In fact, my issue with my sinuses got SO bad, that many times, I had to stay home and rest when my husband and kids would go out to go to the park.

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My daughter has been feeling really tired lately — even though she gets plenty of sleep. I was pretty sure it was her iron levels, so we decided to stop into our local Walgreen’s and pick up some iron pills for her. While we were there, I also decided to pick up some other vitamins and herbs we were out of that I usually take as well. There are 5 very important recommended vitamins and herbs that I take daily to make sure that I promote good health in myself.

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I haven’t written a weight loss post in a few weeks. Not because I haven’t been trying to lose weight, but because I have been sick –literally. I looked at myself in the mirror one day and I realized just how horrible I was looking. My skin was all pasty, I was seriously bloated worse than I ever have been, and I was just disgusted. I could tell by the look of things that this was not weight gain but something worse going on. I knew right then and there I needed to make changes to my diet.

I think I am having wheat and gluten issues.

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I have had my braces on now for a little over a year. I got them on in 2012 right before Christmas. Since then, it has been a hassle to keep them clean and free of food particles. Seriously — the one thing I hate more than anything is trying to talk to someone after eating, because I can almost bet you there is something stuck in my brackets. I did find out how to get your braces clean, but …shhh — it’s our little secret. Read on to find out more!
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When I started losing weight at the beginning of January, I was serious about getting serious this time, but nothing prepared me for the number on the scale this week y’all — 160.8.

I have lost a total of 8 pounds.

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I have been scouring the internet looking for healthy, delicious food. For the past couple of weeks, I have been eating a lot of clean eating meals and I have fallen in love. Thanks to Foodie.com, I was able to put together 15 recipes to help you jump start your healthy lifestyle. Some of these look to be full of flavor and super delicious!

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Today marks about a week since I decided it was time to really buckle down and get my life in order when it comes to eating and exercising. I have found out a few things about myself this week that is a serious eye opener for me. Some make me sad, and others, I am glad I am finding them out now so that I can make changes to my diet.

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That was the number that popped up on the scale on Monday when I stepped on. I honestly wanted to cry. This battle I have been going through over the last year with my weight is just about to drive me nuts.

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