Miss Lori is on a mission for National CPR week

DID YOU KNOW sudden cardiac arrests accounted for 62.3 percent among African- Americans; 63.7 percent among whites; and 54.2 percent among Hispanics, according to the Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report. [Read more…]

Miss Lori is counting her 14 blessings of age 40 before her 41st birthday

For the year leading up to my 40th birthday I did a count down. Well, not actually a countdown more of a count up. I wasn’t intending to do anything big. And I wasn’t really doing it for anyone but myself. I was doing it because shortly after my 39th birthday I felt as though my life was blurring, or more specifically my days were blurring, blurring together. A run on sentence of days minutes and hours. So to combat that I started acknowledging each day on my facebook page. Day 1 of the year of 39. Day 12 of the year of 39. Day 145 of the year of 39. That’s all, nothing extravagant. Just a few words and number to separate each day from another. It didn’t stop all of my weeks from bleeding into the other, but it did help to change the way I looked at my life…at least I would like to think that it did. [Read more…]

Miss Lori says food isn’t a reward you earn

Do you ever get mad, mad that you can’t eat what you want to? I get so pissed off sometimes because I can’t just be free to pick my food without having to silently calculate the calories in my head. That I can’t simply choose a meal based on what I have a taste for, but instead I have to choose a meal based on what my thighs can handle. [Read more…]

Miss Lori has a list of 75 twitter thank you’s on the last FollowFriday of 2010

2010 has been quite a year for me, with serious highs and lows. But through it all I have had some fantastic, inspiring, hard working company. On this very special, final Follow Friday of 2010 I want to acknowledge some people who I think you should take notice of. [Read more…]

Miss Lori Go Red BetterU Week 12; Exercise your heart with joy

This Summer I have been serving as the Ambassador for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women BetterU Program. A twelve week online course to help me be better by becoming better acquainted with my own body, and how to get it to properly function. I essentially started the program just after I turned 40 in May, and now, 12 weeks later, I have reached the end. It’s really hard to believe. What a journey! Week 12 is all about reflection and review. I need to go back over the key lessons of the program and remind myself of why they are so important in my continued journey to be better. [Read more…]