Amy and Randy are a 40ish, middle class American couple living in Florida with five children, one daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. Randy works as a Network Security Admin and Web Developer, so Amy can stay at home. Amy comes from a strong Northern Wisconsin-Polish background and was raised to show love with food-more butter, more sugar, sausage, Pierogies, etc. It didn't take long for Amy to start showering Randy with three full meals a day plus desserts and treats. Over the course of four years, Amy fattened him up to well over 300 pounds! Then Randy started having chest pains, so he went to the doctor. He was a young man in his thirties with somewhat high LDL (bad) cholesterol and EXTREMELY low (good) HDL cholesterol, which put him at high risk for a heart attack. It was scary, especially with four children in the house. Amy was literally loving her husband to death, so they had to make a change. She had to cook healthier foods. But Randy was spoiled with treats, and there was no way he was going to eat salad and drink diet soda. With that in mind, they took it slowly-really, really slowly. It took about two years. Randy lost over 120 pounds, and his cholesterol is healthy. He runs 5 to 10K four times a week and hits the weights pretty hard. There are no tricks to it, no special diets to follow or some voodoo gimmick that will make the pounds disappear. As Amy and Randy learned more about healthy living, the sneaky people started to stand out. There were so many of them preying on others with promises to make you thin and beautiful if you just pay their price. Thus, the creation of Health-Actually.com. Amy and Randy share products they tried, exercise that worked, and recipes that fit it into their family. Their goal: to make your life better by offering you the long version of how they did it.
A fun and empowering 6-week program to getting your weight down and energy up by getting sugar savvy and resetting your taste buds and your attitude, from the founder of Energy Up!, High Voltage. Unleash your inner girl power to take control of food so it doesn''t control you. Can''t eat just one? Yeah. There''s a reason for that. New science shows that when we overload on sugar our brain receptors actually change, making it hard to regulate how much we eat. Sugar is addictive. It lights up the same reward receptors and triggers the same cascade of feel-good brain chemicals like serotonin and dopamine as cocaine. And when you''re shaky, irritable and looking for your next food "fix," you may not even realize it--but you''re hooked. Like all of us, you just want to feel good and have energy for all the activities you do and love. But the foods you''re counting on to get you there inevitably make you feel worse...not to mention lead to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, wrinkled skin (truly), and even cancer. Enough! It''s time to take control of your health and happiness. To take control of your weight. To take control of food so it doesn''t control you. To get your energy up in a real, sustainable way. To get Fit, Fabulous, and Fierce. Sugar Savvy is the solution. Based on the groundbreaking "Energy Up" program created by Kathie Dolgin (aka High Voltage), proven in a 2007 Columbia University Medical Center study to help participants lose an average of 13 pounds, the Sugar Savvy solution is more than a diet. It''s an eye-opening, confidence-building, life-affirming program that literally and scientifically helps remap your brain chemistry to change what you crave and want to eat. It''s a plan that will empower you from the top down and inside out. Sugar Savvy includes: * a complete 6-week plan to transform your eating and exercise habits * easy-to-assemble Power Meal Formulas plus more than 40 simple Power Meals and Snacks you can use to eat Sugar Savvy anywhere * Moving Affirmations that move your body and your spirit * inspirational stories and advice from the 17 Sugar Savvy Sisters who tried our program, every single one of whom lost weight * and much more! This one-of-a-kind plan beats obesity where it begins--in your brain. The Sugar Savvy motto: Eat whatever you want, but we will change what you want. Guaranteed! "Obesity is a critical public health issue, and sugar is a major reason. Sugar Savvy is a straightforward, easy-to-follow guide to help people avoid the serious health effects of consuming too much sugar. It has the potential to be a powerful tool for its readers." --Michael Bloomberg "Science is just now catching up to what High Voltage figured out years ago: Breaking your sugar addiction isn''t about willpower, it''s about brain chemistry. Follow her innovative Sugar Savvy program to change what you crave, lose weight, and beat disease!" --Mark Hyman, MD, author of The Blood Sugar Solution 10
READING, WRITING, AND RAISING THE DEAD When Chess Putnam is ordered by an infamous crime boss--who also happens to be her drug dealer--to use her powers as a witch to solve a grisly murder involving dark magic, she knows she must rise to the challenge. Adding to the intensity: Chess's boyfriend, Terrible, doesn't trust her, and Lex, the son of a rival crime lord, is trying to reignite the sparks between him and Chess. Plus there's the little matter of Chess's real job as a ghost hunter for the Church of Real Truth, investigating reports of a haunting at a school in the heart of Downside. Someone seems to be taking a crash course in summoning the dead--and if Chess doesn't watch her back, she may soon be joining their ranks. As Chess is drawn into a shadowy world of twisted secrets and dark violence, it soon becomes clear that she's not going to emerge from its depths without making the ultimate sacrifice.
"Moribund is a little bit Throne of Glass , a little bit Buffy , and a whole lot sexy. All the elements of a great YA adventure are there: first love, coming of age, and battling the dark Fae in a sparkly prom dress. Syl and Euphoria will reel you in, the sudden twists will keep you guessing, and the nailbiter finish will have you cheering." - Skye Allen, author of The Songbird Thief Dark Fae. Romance. Evil Plots. High school. Our heroines could be in for the greatest adventure ever. If only they could decide whether to kill or kiss each other. High school sophomore Syl Skye is an ordinary girl. At least, she's trying to be. School photographer and all-around geek, she introverts hard and keeps her crush on sexy-hot glam-Goth alt-rock star Euphoria on the down-low. But when a freak accident Awakens her slumbering power, Syl is forced to accept a destiny she never wantedas the last sleeper-princess of the fair Fae. Suddenly hunted by the dark Fae, Syl's pretty sure things can't get any worse. Until she discovers her secret crush, Euphoria, is really a dark Circuit Fae able to harness the killing magic in technology. Even worse, she's been sent to destroy Syl. With mean girls and magic and dark Fae trying to kill her, it'll take more than just clap if you believe in fairies to save Syl's baconnot to mention, her heart. THE CIRCUIT FAE .5. Derailed - The Moribund Prequel Novella (Spring 2018) 1. Moribund (Fall 2017) 2. Ouroboros (Fall 2018) Perfect for readers of romance, urban fantasy, fairy stories and LGBT. "I recommend Moribund to fans of original fae lore when it comes to their Urban Fantasy cravings, engaging stories about self-discovery while juggling almost-crushing responsibilities, and overcoming adversity in adrenaline-fueling life and death situations. It comes with a good serving of sweet and angstylicious FxF teen romance plus strong, kick-ass (and snarky-ish) heroines you'll love both as a couple and on their own." - Liv Olteano, author of Thirteen Mercies, Three Kills