I love motivational quotes. One of my favorites is, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right!” I believe that there is a lot of truth to that statement. As a runner, I know that if I focus on the fatigue... Read more
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During the 2008 Summer Olympics, we heard countless inspirational stories about the athletes who were there to compete. Every competitor was special and had an inspiring story of the determination, setbacks, and hard work that got them there. But I c... Read more
When Ann (AGILLASPIE60) was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July, 2010, she knew she had to change her lifestyle and get her health under control. A few months later, she was struggling with motivation when she found SparkPeople.com. Since then, An... Read more
As smart as I am about healthy choices in the supermarket, I still get drawn into looking at products that advertise the words: Natural...Heart Healthy...smart choice...antioxidant...and...of course...low-fat.
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Hi everyone, I'm 49 and married to an awesome man (almost 30 yrs). I know that eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly are the keys for me to weight loss and maintaining that loss. The last 3 years have been filled with medical issues, a bi... Read more
Hi there -- I just turned 57 yesterday, and for the last 18 years or so I've been fighting with decreased activity and out-of-control weight. Between 1997 and 2000 the scale jumped from 150 to 200, and before I got it turned around I hit a high of 2... Read more
I am stopping at the store on the way home from work and plan to grill out. Anyone have a great recipe to try? I am "wine free" during the week, so I like to have a good dinner. :) (healthy, of course!)... Read more
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