Whether you're overworked or just plain overstressed, time is valuable to all of us. When making a lifestyle change, it can easily seem overwhelming to include new habits like exercise and healthy eating into your jam-packed days. Between everyth... Read more
Without a shopping list, a casual trip to the grocery store can be a recipe for disaster. Sometimes, even with a list in hand, we still find ourselves in a state of confusion as we meander through the store.
Organizing your shopping list can smo... Read more
A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
Ever notice how the grocery shopping experience seems specifically designed to entice us to buy more? With all of the family-size packaging, buy-one-get-one sales and better deals for bigger quantities, food shopping can be particularly challenging f... Read more
If you ever stared at your closet full of clothes and thought, “I have nothing to wear,” imagine how Amanda McQueen, a 28-year-old from Alabama, felt during her weight loss journey. “I’ve lost 115 pounds in total. I started at... Read more
I've never been a 'runner', but last year I was turned on to the C25k program. Like a lot of people, I never completed the program. This year I kept pushing myself toward that goal and made it. My new goal is to reach 10k.... Read more
Hi fellow spark mates,
I want to run a half marathon this year. I had set it as a goal for myself this year and was working well towards it - by exercising and eating right. And then i had a very major flare up of my arthritis in May. It was so bad... Read more
I've recently rejoined SP and am having trouble getting back on the wagon. Chips are my biggest downfall. And today I really messed up. I went shopping while I was hungry and ended up buying a FAMILY SIZED bag of ketchup chips.... And I'... Read more
When all I want to do is stroke them and be friends! I really mean them no harm! Honest! I only have a few feline friends that allow me to stroke them! I wish they could sense how much I love them and stop running!... Read more
I got back into running because I wanted an inexpensive way to exercise and lose weight. However, I have been reading several articles that talk about running can stall weight loss because your body gets used to the long distances and d... Read more
Some guidelines for grocery shopping - You've heard the line, "Stay on the perimeters of the grocery store", no? This helps you stay away from the snack, sugary drinks and processed foods! I take this one further and only go into an aisle if I need... Read more
Back in September 2009, I reviewed the Nike Plus sport band. Back then, I wasn't a serious runner. Running was a casual thing I did because I thought it was a good workout—not something I actually liked doing or looked forward to. When I re... Read more
The food court can be convenient when you're ravenous during a day-long mall marathon, but it can also be a minefield of extra calories, fat and sodium. Most malls have a Chinese food option, like Panda Express, which can be a decent choice if yo... Read more
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