Cool evenings, hillsides bursting with color, re-discovering your favorite pair of worn jeans…it just doesn't get much better than fall. One of the best things about this time of year is that it's a perfect opportunity to get outsi... Read more
Dating isn’t easy. In the beginning stages, deciding what to wear, where to go, and whether you should or shouldn't kiss can be stressful. Then, once you start to get more serious, you have big decisions to make, such as whether to be exclu... Read more
If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit, health-related or otherwise, you know how difficult it can be. Every morning, you awake to a daunting, gut-wrenching choice: to commit to change or to fall short of your goals. Those of you who have ta... Read more
Most apples are great for eating fresh. But the best apples for baking, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac, are Fuji, Granny Smith and Rome Beauty, while the best for pies are Winesap, Rhode Island Greening, Newtown Pippin, Jonagold and Cortla... Read more
The third shift. Unavoidable for some. Dreaded by many. At a time when it’s difficult just to stay awake, you are expected to function at a reasonable level. Unfortunately, laboring through the night can wreak havoc on your body, weakening your... Read more
I started my diet today. Did my exercise, ate my 3 meals and drunk 3 bottles of water so far. Only 1305 calories total. Haven't eaten anything sweet today and my head hurts. It always does when I crave sweet, but I don't need it. What to do?... Read more
Today I had a terrible fall off my front steps, not what I had in mind, thought I broke my left ankle literally but after ambulance hospital run it is severely bruised and sprained. I also found out that I gained weight after my dr. monthly weigh in.... Read more
Diet impacts weight loss more, but being consistent with exercise is important, too. Find activities you love, so you'll stick with it. Learn to see non-scale victories (my pants are looser, my arms have definition, etc) instead of focusing on the #.... Read more
Have you tried seated cardio videos or water aerobics? Both will keep you active without putting pressure on your foot. I think there are some seated cardio videos here on Spark. I've heard insoles for your shoes will help, too.... Read more
Before I joined Sparkpeople, one of my friends told me that the best diet was the "plate diet" -- which would help you make the right food and portion decisions. Sparkpeople's diet suggestions seem to fall closely within this very general diet, and... Read more
There were lots of foods and drinks that came quite easy for me to give up when I started this journey, with one exception--DIET COKE. I had always been a big fan of diet drinks from way back in the days when TAB and Fresca were considered the quinte... Read more
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