One of the best things about supermarkets can also be the most confusing: all the choices! When walking from aisle to aisle, it can be overwhelming to look at all the products in each section. Just think of all the choices when you’re looking a... Read more
If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r... Read more
I know exercise is supposed to help me fight depression, but how can I find the motivation to work out when I'm depressed?
Depression definitely can make it hard to find the motivation for exercise (among other things) because loss of intere... Read more
My closet used to be divided into three sections: clothes that fit when I was 20 pounds heavier; clothes that fit when I was thin but miserable (from my “never-eat-anything-fun” phase); and clothes I could wear at that moment.
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So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
Trying to decide the best setting for my activity level. I'm a teacher on my feet most of the day averaging 20,000 steps a day and working out 45 min to an hour a day. Not sure if I should go with lightly active or more. Been on lightly and eating... Read more
Not a good weekend.this was my first out of town trip since starting in March.i ate out every meal.didnt go crazy but ate more greasy food than I've had for awhile.mostly drank alcohol with my evening meals.my only saving grace was i walked every... Read more
I'm just wondering why I can't search using just the first three or four letters of a food and actually get the obvious food to come up at the top of the SP list of foods.
If I search my manually entered foods, I only have to do the first three... Read more
When I know ahead of time I am going to eat out and the restaurant I am going to, I look up that restaurant online and look for healthy options. If they have nutritional information available online I add it to the nutrition tracker. That way when I... Read more
I keep measuring cups, measuring spoons, etc., in a bowl in on my countertop. This makes it easy for me to find the measurer I want, without digging through drawers or dish drainers for them. It makes meal and snack prep much faster for me. A food sc... Read more
It's an exciting time here at SparkPeople.com! After 12 years of helping people reach health, fitness and weight-loss goals with our free online programs and trackers, we have a new innovation that's been many months in the making. (Do you kn... Read more
I'm not much of a "gadgets" person, but I am a results person. While I don't go for every trend or spend a lot of money on the latest technology, I will invest in things that have a big benefit to me. If that means a premium iPhone... Read more
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