Sometimes when we miss a workout, we know full well that we are just making "the dog ate my homework" types of excuses that wouldn't fool anyone—not even you! But then there are the times when we have a valid reason for skipping a... Read more
John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri... Read more
Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp... Read more
Could you change your life in 28 days? Could you lose weight, get fitter, and change your attitude about weight loss in just four weeks? We think so! That's the premise behind our best-selling book, The Spark, written by SparkPeople.com founder a... Read more
Hi, I'm Jamie!
I used Spark People for support in 2011 when I was getting ready for my wedding. I have been falling off the horse every couple of months since!
I really want to stick with this whole weight loss, getting active thing this ti... Read more
It takes me a while to get back into the rut of eating healthy, and after a couple months I finally got back on the horse and am seeing changes. I've lost 4 pounds so far, and it feels great. However, I'm starting to get back into bad habits (portion... Read more
I have a big beautiful chestnut and I love to ride both English and western. My first show is in 3 weeks and I'm weighing in at my heaviest ever- 161 lbs (I'm 5'7"). I literally only look big when crammed into skin tight breaches- anyone have any die... Read more
So, I ran a half-marathon yesterday, and after I finished, I went to the sidelines to wait for my friends. At one point, to look for them, I stood on tiptoes--huge mistake! Even though I had stretched after the race, both my calves seized up in insta... Read more
I am going to give this another go, but honestly its proving harder than I thought. I am overweight (BMI of 28.7) but I seem to be more out of shape than my BMI would suggest. I get winded, exhausted, sweaty, and in need of a break just sweeping the... Read more
Involve more than just your family , Share with your community about a favorite hobby or pastime EX: I Share that I am doing this for myself ,my wife ,my family and my HORSE. I have happy horse on my spark page and mention how my horse will be m... Read more
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the local horse racing track to enjoy a day with friends. Each Saturday morning during race season, the track opens the grounds for people to have a light breakfast while the jockeys sit and answer quest... Read more
Those who are close to me know that I'm not one to brag. But today, as I look out my kitchen window and prepare for my favorite holiday feast of the year, I am reminded of my days riding the greatest Thoroughbred in history, Man O'War. ... Read more
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