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Sugar Showdown: Hard Cider vs. Junk Food

As both temperatures and leaves continue to fall, you may have noticed grocery and liquor stores stocking up on a large variety of seasonal alcoholic drinks, including many types of hard cider. Once a niche ruled by Woodchuck and Strongbow, a quick Wikipedia search now lists more than 130 cider brews in the market and growing. Like it or not, seasonal brews are here to stay. According to IRi, a Chicago-based market research firm, cider sales grew 75 percent from November 2013 to November 2014, making it the fastest-growing beverage in the beer and flavored malt industry.
Posted 11/5/2015  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 16 comments   20,824 views
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The Surprising Final Leg of My Weight-Loss Journey
Posted 4/29/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 6 comments   10,433 views
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Count down is over---it's here

Hi Self... You are freaking amazing... Just thought I'd tell you

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26 lbs down, and plenty of NSVs!
Posted 4/22/2012  5:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 7 comments   13,726 views
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The No-Stress, No-Guilt Approach to Meatless Meals

America’s Top Trainer Says It’s Time To Reject 'Skinny' And Get Strong
Posted 3/25/2012  5:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 1 comments   9,474 views
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The key to my success. My message board posts with a stranger.
Posted 3/18/2012  5:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 0 comments   3,881 views
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Food Showdown: Banana Chips vs. Chocolate Raisins
Posted 2/26/2012  5:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 3 comments   9,784 views
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How Blogging Helped Me Lose 50 Pounds*

When I started my weight loss journey, I thought the process would be pretty cut and dry. Thanks to the amazing resources on SparkPeople, I was well-educated on what I needed to do. I knew exactly how many calories I needed to eat, what I needed to do at the gym and what tools I’d need to be successful. It seemed like the process of weight loss would be linear. A + B = Weight Loss. And partially, that was true. But as I dove further into my journey, I discovered there were many emotions, thoughts and fears that came along with losing weight. The process wasn’t so linear anymore. Suddenly, fitness and nutrition weren’t the only two things I had to focus on. I had to tackle the emotional journey, too.

Once I got about ten pounds into my weight loss, I began struggling with a lot of self-doubt. What if I fall off the wagon? What if I never hit my goal weight? What if my knees give out? What if the people at the gym laugh at me? What if I fail? I was so paralyzed with these fears that my resolve to lose weight began to dissolve. After all, the status quo of being overweight was a lot less scary than the unknown of losing weight. I quickly realized I needed an outlet before I wrecked my healthy momentum. I needed a place to talk about all of the feelings and emotions that go along with losing a sizable amount of weight.
So I started blogging.
Posted 2/22/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Cassie Johnston : 37 comments   19,673 views
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Those Little NSV's That Make Me Smile

Posted 2/19/2012  5:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 5 comments   10,219 views
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Posted 1/29/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 2 comments   7,783 views
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I Got OUT of the Wendy's Drive-Thru Line

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Why I LOVE SparkPeople Live

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Posted 1/22/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 6 comments   7,754 views
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Posted 12/29/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 3 comments   7,479 views
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Woah... I DO have a collarbone!

Made My First Spark Cookbook Recipe Today - Photos Included
Posted 12/18/2011  12:00:00 PM By: Denise Tausig : 2 comments   6,929 views
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Posted 11/24/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 1 comments   6,559 views
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Vision For the Rest of My Life or a Part of It

40lbs Gone and Kissing the 300s Goodbye

Well I am officially not a couch potato anymore! Signed up for a real live 5k
Posted 11/3/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 7 comments   7,131 views
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EXCLUSIVE: Meet the 'Top Chef' Who Helped with 'The SparkPeople Cookbook'
Posted 10/27/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 7 comments   8,395 views
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