Beyond the Burgers: Honoring Heroes and Building Bonds with a Memorial Day Barbecuque

The scent of charcoal smoke and lighter fluid 

mingled with the crisp morning air, pulling me back to countless Memorial Day gatherings. Each year, the backyard transformed into a stage for laughter, overcooked burgers, and stories spun under a deepening twilight. But this year, as I surveyed the familiar scene - checkered tablecloth, worn badminton net, deflated volleyball - a different kind of memory surfaced.

My father, a man built for quiet strength, 

never spoke much about his service. During those past Memorial Days, a shadow of a different life flickered in his eyes as he watched our games. One year, with the  picnic deafening, those glimpses coalesced into a story I craved to hear.

I rummaged through the attic, 

unearthing a dusty photo album. Its worn leather cover held decades of faded smiles, crackling with the echoes of time. There they were - younger versions of my parents, faces aglow with a youthful exuberance dampened by a war raging across the...

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More on The Zesty Lemon Lifestyle: A Fun and Holistic Journey to Weight Loss for Women Over 50 🎉🍋

Hello, my lovely ladies! I'm Sharon, your zesty, 75 year old senior, holistic weight loss and lifestyle coach; mentor for all women over 50. I'm passionate to empower your weight loss journey by sharing simple solutions to manage your weight naturally, through menopause and beyond. I've cracked the code to stop endless yo yo dieting!


My zesty tool box is chock full of tools that revitalize and transform. You will discover simple hacks to loose stubborn leftover menopause weight. I introduce you to many weight loss secrets, including the benefits of rucking for seniors, (walking with weight), gut health for natural weight loss, the magical benefits of lemons for holistic health, and how fulfilling your bucket list helps you loose weight. This is a life enhancing, proven system for all women over 50 who want to prepare for their senior years.


Get Up, Get Dressed,Get Out
Remember when you used to jump out of  bed and get up full of energy, get dressed loving your body and get...

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Zest Up Your Natural Weight Loss Journey: How Lemons Empower Women Over 50 to Embrace a Fun and Healthy Lifestyle

hydrate-water lemon May 14, 2024

I've always used lemons in unusual ways

When I was a teenager, as my dish-water colored hair became more dish-watery  rather than blond, I would lay out in the sun with lemon in my hair  to make blond streaks. Today as I'm moving through the decades, I've discovered more useful tricks for the humble lemon.  

 

‍As women over 50, we often find ourselves juggling various responsibilities and priorities, sometimes at the expense of our own well-being. However, it's never too late to embark on a journey towards a healthier and happier lifestyle. Let's approach this with empathy, understanding that this phase of life comes with its own unique challenges and opportunities. 

 

Together, we can infuse a sense of fun and excitement into our weight loss and wellness goals. It's about embracing a lifestyle that not only helps us shed those extra pounds but also uplifts our spirits and energizes our bodies. This is not just about numbers on a scale; it's...

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Supercharge-Your-Walks-& Shed-Pounds-with-Rucking (No-Gym-Required!)

Uncategorized Apr 30, 2024

Hey amazing ladies!

We all know walking is fantastic for our health. It gets our hearts pumping, clears our heads, and is a fantastic way to stay active. But what if I told you there's a way to take your walks to the next level and boost your fat-burning potential? Enter rucking – your new secret weapon for weight loss and a stronger you!

What-is-Rucking?

Imagine your daily walk, but with a weighted backpack (a.k.a. ruck) adding some extra challenge. Rucking is basically a walk with a weight vest or backpack filled with water bottles, books, or anything that adds some heft. It's inspired by military training, where soldiers carry heavy packs for long distances. But guess what? You don't need to be a soldier to reap the amazing benefits!

Why-You'll-Love-Rucking:

Here's the exciting part: studies show that rucking can help you burn up to 14% more body fat compared to regular walking! That's right, ladies, adding a little weight to your walk can seriously rev up your calorie...

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April 22nd. Earth-Day

Uncategorized Apr 22, 2024

April 22nd. Earth-Day.

Sitting here, at 74, a lifetime of travel swirling in my mind.

Wild-Places 

From the crystal-clear glaciers of Alaska to the vibrant coral reefs of the Caribbean. To witness the migration of the wildebeests and zebras on the vast African Serengeti plains. .I've been lucky enough to witness this planet's incredible beauty firsthand.

Bucket-list-adventures 

But today, Earth Day, it hits me a little differently. All those memories - the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro, the roar of Victoria Falls - come with a pang of responsibility. I've seen the changes, the glaciers shrinking, the coral bleaching. 

Magnificent-Planet

It's a wake-up call, a reminder that this magnificent planet needs our care. It's lime to write a love letter to our earth and mean it and commit to doing our part in preserving wild places.

Travel wasn't just about ticking places off a list; it was about appreciating the wild, the untouched, the breathtaking. And that's why Earth...

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Ditch-the-Diets, Dive-into-Your- Gut: The Tiniest Secret- Weapon-for-Weight-Loss-After 50!

Uncategorized Apr 17, 2024

Did you know that trillions of tiny tenants live inside your gut, and their party favors might be influencing your weight loss journey? It's true! Recent research reveals a fascinating link between gut health and weight management, especially for women over 50.

Here's the shocker: People with a more diverse gut microbiome tend to have healthier weights. That means the wider variety of good bacteria in your gut, the better your body can process food, regulate hormones, and even influence feelings of fullness!

So, how can we cultivate a thriving gut party that supports weight loss goals? Enter the humble, yet mighty, fermented food.

Fermented-Foods: Your-Gut's Best-Friend

Fermented foods, like yogurt, especially homemade kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha, are packed with probiotics – the good-for-you bacteria that keep your gut ecosystem balanced. These little superheroes help with nutrient absorption, support a healthy immune system, and may even reduce inflammation, all...

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Restful-Nights: Conquering-Insomnia- -After-50

Uncategorized Apr 09, 2024

Dear Friends,

Does the sound of a good night's sleep feel like a distant memory? You're not alone. Many women over 50 experience insomnia, often due to hormonal changes during menopause or simply the natural shift in sleep patterns as we age.

But fret not! Here are some tips specifically for us to reclaim those restful nights:

  • Embrace-Routine

Our bodies crave predictability. Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, even on weekends. This helps regulate your body's natural sleep-wake cycle.

  • Craft-Calming-Bedtime-Ritual:

 Take a warm bath, read a book, listen to calming music – create a routine that signals to your body it's time to unwind. Avoid screens for at least an hour before bed, as the blue light they emit can disrupt sleep.

  • Naps-Need-Limits:

 Short daytime naps can be refreshing, but long naps or napping too late in the day can interfere with nighttime sleep. Aim for naps under 30 minutes before early afternoon.

  • ‍...

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Hydration Nation! The-Power-of-Water For a Healthier-and-Leaner You !

Uncategorized Apr 02, 2024

Did you know that water is the king (or queen!) of all nutrients for our bodies? We are composed of about 60% water, and it plays a vital role in nearly every bodily function.

Here are just a few reasons to keep yourself well-hydrated:

  • Water-Boosts-Overall-Health: 

  •  Water helps regulate body temperature, lubricates joints, flushes toxins, and transports nutrients throughout the body. Think of it as an internal superhero!
  • Water-Aids-Weight-Management: Drinking water can help you feel full, reducing calorie intake and aiding in weight-loss in a BIG way! It's also calorie-free, unlike those sugary drinks (we see you, soda!).
  • Water-Improves-Skin-Health: Water keeps your skin plump and hydrated, giving it a healthy glow. Hydration is the secret to that #FlawlessFace.
  • ‍Enhances-Physical-Performance: Proper hydration is essential for optimal muscle function -more muscle
  • Water=Better-metabolism  and endurance during exercise. ‍ Water is your workout buddy!
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Supercharge Your Weight Loss Journey: It's-All-About - Portions, Baby!

Uncategorized Mar 27, 2024

Hey amazing ladies,

Ready to ditch the diet frustration and finally feel confident about your weight management journey? Buckle up, because we're about to unveil a secret weapon that's been hiding in plain sight: portion control!

Let's face it, those "supersized-portions” staring down at us from restaurant menus and grocery store shelves are enough to make anyone's healthy intentions wobble. But here's the shocker: studies show American portions have ballooned to a whopping 2-3 times the recommended serving size!

This, my friends, is a major contributor to the rising trend of overweight women over 50. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly two-thirds (68%) of women in this age group struggle with being overweight or obese.

But wait! There's good news!

By simply mastering portion control, you can unlock a world of healthy weight management. Think of it like putting the power back in your hands – you get to decide how much goes on your plate, not some...

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Cracking the Code: Holistic Nutrition and Weight Management for Lasting Change

Uncategorized Mar 12, 2024

Dearest friend,

Do you remember the countless fad diets, weight-loss programs, and promises of effortless results? I do. As a 74-year-old who's finally shed the shackles of yo-yo dieting, I've seen it all, and believe me, I understand the frustration and discouragement that comes with it. But fear not, there's a light at the end of the tunnel, and it's shining brighter than ever!

What if I told you the secret to unlocking lasting weight management wasn't some restrictive, unsustainable quick fix, but a journey towards genuine well-being? That's the essence of holistic nutrition and weight management, and let me tell you, it's a game-changer.

Embracing a Whole-Person Approach: More Than Just Calories

Unlike traditional methods that solely focus on numbers on the scale, holistic nutrition takes a comprehensive view. It recognizes that YOU are unique, a complex blend of physical, mental, and emotional needs. By addressing all these aspects, we foster lasting health and sustainable...

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