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
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 trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... 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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According to the Giving USA Foundation, charitable giving in the United States reached an estimated $295 billion in 2006—a new record. The record-setting donations included $1.9 billion from Warren Buffett, paid as the first installment of his... Read more
Hello! I am 39. Have been overweight my whole life and of course been on a number of diets. None of which I could stick to on a permanent basis. So this time as I track with Sparkpeople...I'm practicing a #CalorieBudget & new way of life!... Read more
Wish me luck! 😉 Hosting my Niece's 11th Bday Party, n she requested enchiladas..ugh.. Game plan is: limit myself to 2 instead of the norm. 6, use ground turkey instead of ground beef,very lil cheese 😕..oh n no rice or beans!
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I try and plan ahead what I'll eat on any given day --- especially when I'll be away from home making sure I have healthy food (such as a yogurt, low sugar granola bar, nuts, assorted fruits & veggies) so I won't get that hungry feeling that sabotage... Read more
Plan out your diet a few days at a time. It helps you make sure you have healthy choices in your home if you stick to your plan when you go grocery shopping. If you have a sweet tooth, be realistic, plan for it with the best healthy option that you... Read more
Fibromyalgia is an often painful and lonely experience; and we hope that having friends makes things a little easier and life seem a little better. Please join us in encouraging one another... Read more
A parody, to the tune of Hey, Jude. Hey you, I know it’s bad,You’ll have to get strong to make it better,Remember to always lead with your heart,Then you can start to make it better.Hey you, don't be dismayed,Your body&rsq... Read more
It’s pretty clear that progress towards any important goal goes a lot better when you can maintain a positive state of mind. Positive goals, positive (but realistic) expectations, and positive self-talk all help us stay motivated and survive th... Read more
Here's the scoop on my 240 weigh in--these last five pounds were probably completely due to an attack of acute pancreatitis that put me in the hospital last Sunday. I was in incredible pain, flat on my back for 5 long days and 4 nights--NPO for the... Read more
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