You know starting the morning with breakfast sets you up for healthy eating all day long, but when the same packet of microwaved oatmeal just isn't cutting it anymore, it may be time to change up your a.m. routine. Here are eight common breakfast... Read more
A few years back I typed up a list of New Year’s resolutions on a small piece of cardstock, laminated it, and put it in my wallet. On that list was the resolution to eat a salad every day, simply because eating salad always made me feel like I... Read more
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
My friend Christine had been trying to lose those last 10 pounds for months, but to no avail. Despite my regular invitations for her to come to the gym with me, she always declined. One Saturday afternoon, she finally agreed to try it out, but on one... Read more
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
Again, I didn't manage to do that 50 minute Latin dance workout I found on youtube. I went for a walk instead but ended up discussing a business proposition with a neighbor and playing with her cat! She gave me a couple of prawn fritters afterwards!... Read more
Hello all my name is Sophia 36 yr old single mother of 4 I've struggled with my weight my entire life and I think I'm ready for a lifestyle overhaul I'm tired of hating myself and my body I am hoping to make some friends here while I build a better l... Read more
A couple of days ago, I began having problems using SP on my phone(the only way that I ever use it) and it gave me a msg that I had to log in online to use it offline(even though I wasn't trying to use it offline). So I logged on to SP on my pc. Now,... Read more
Hi all -- I've always tried to do this alone in the past, and the weight I have put on is now telling me that that doesn't work! So I've decided to open myself up to the group and find support from everyone (and give it too) .Everyone have a good day... Read more
When I started my journey on sparkpeople a little over two years ago, I weighed 283 pounds and it took me an hour and fifteen minutes to "run" (with my best effort) a 5k. This morning I weighed myself and I am 182.8 pounds!! I'm so shocked and happ... Read more
In the beginning a few years ago,I had a doctor I dealt with regularly and a counselor also.I went to the GNC or a Vitamin Shoppe and did some research like they told me too.I found that chromium plus cinnamon helps you naturally maintain healthy wei... Read more
Protein supplementation is, and has been, all the rage in gyms across the globe for some time now, especially for those looking to build lean body mass. There is a misconception that if one increases his/her protein consumption he/she can build muscl... Read more
St. Patrick's Day is upon us, and restaurants everywhere have officially "gone green" (and I don't mean in the environmental sense). Late last month, dining establishments across the nation began transforming foods and drinks into f... Read more
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