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
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
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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We all have our own reasons for working out. And while all reasons have merit (and there is nothing wrong with wanting to feel good about the reflection you see in the mirror), some reasons for hitting the gym are definitely better and more motivatin... Read more
Anything is better than nothing, right? When I started back I was at 209. I don't weigh daily, just once in a while so I'm not obsessed by the number. I weighted this morning and I was at 203. :-). A little is better than nothing.... Read more
Vent: Being healthy is so much more expensive than being unhealthy! I'm just a broke college kid and $10 a week used to be more than enough to feed me! Today I spent $30 for my weekly groceries. $30!!! That's a lot out of a $100 weekly check.... Read more
I want to eat right, but all of the healthy foods and snacks that I like to eat are too expensive. I also have epilepsy. I didn't acquire it until after I got baptized at the age of 17. I'm doing Situps 30 in the morning & none at night It's not eno... Read more
Now that I have set some good healthy habits with the help of SparkPeople.com, I'm going to be more focused on SparkSavings.com to keep making financial progress. I think it's my favourite online budget, so far! :-DI just keep Spark winning and so... Read more
Healthy habits are important at any age, but it can be easier to get away with poor habits in your 20’s than in your 50’s and 60’s. As we age, it becomes even more obvious that a balanced diet, regular exercise and taking good... 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
In the Challenge for Harry Potter group I belong to we have to blog about our good, healthy habits that we have formed since starting our weight loss journey. Here are some of the habits that have become second nature to me:
1. Drinking water:... Read more
I am beaming with pride! for awhile now, my boyfriend Aaron has said he wants to get healthy, eat right and exercise. I encourage but never nag, just trying to lead by example. Well, yesterday, he went to see a nutritionist/fitness trainer! He will b... Read more
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