Evidence suggests that on February 14, 269 A.D., Valentine was martyred for secretly marrying countless couples and bringing together true love. Legend has it that the emperor of the time, Claudius II, believed that marriage weakened his army and... Read more
Whoooosh! As I relaxed in a lawn chair, my six-year-old sank yet another basket. Watching his skill develop, I couldn’t help but dream about him becoming an NBA star some day. I could just picture it…I, his proud mama in the stands a... Read more
You can use the SparkPoints you earn on the site to buy virtual “goodies” for yourself and other SparkPeople members. Use them to reward yourself for working hard to achieve your healthy goals (with a vacation, a new wardrobe, or haircut)... 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
I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
It's my 40th birthday today! My gift to myself - a 15 pound weight loss since January. Now to loose 35 more before my 41st birthday :) Hope I still have time before the metabolism slows down 🍰... Read more
Today I signed up for Spark People's Spark Coach program! I have been attempting restrictive weight loss programs only to sabotage any progress with food binges. I am ready to develop a healthy attitude and mindset about food! I'm excited to embrace... Read more
I've obviously missed the mark on this as a parent. My 16 year old son believes in the receiving..not the giving. He expects Christmas presents, birthday presents,etc.. but doesn't think he should be on the giving end. He refuses to spend his mone... Read more
Firstly I know my title is long. Just as my battle with losing weight and gaining weight has been long. I used to dread Day 1, now I am on Day 10 and have came to the realization that I will continue to reinvest in me. That's what Day 1 is, realizi... Read more
Guilty pleasures don't have to cost you calories! I'm in Iraq, work out alone in my quarters and use Pandora.com which allows me to "create" my own radio station that streams through my laptop. My go-to workout station at age 39? "Britney Spears Ra... Read more
If you want a sure fire way to beat the holiday blues and destress, treat yourself to a relaxing massage! The benefits are endless. And if you need an idea of what to give stressed out friends and family, give them a gift certificate for a massage, t... Read more
When the weather starts to cool, risotto is one of those dishes that pop up on menus. Creamy and rich, studded with vegetables--and usually full of cream, cheese, and butter. Traditionally, risotto, which is a slow-cooked rice dish that hails from no... Read more
The holiday gift buying season is in full swing. Make life easier, and loved ones' lives healthier, with our healthy gift picks.Our friends at Remedy's HealthCommunities.com share their best healthy finds for everyone in your life. ... Read more
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