I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
Most people spend about 10% of their take-home money on food, but it's a misconception that you can't buy quality, healthy foods on a tight budget.
SparkPeople members contradict that myth by sharing the many ways they stay healthy and e... Read more
Whether you have a little bundle of joy on the way or a munchkin or two running around already, at some point, you or your partner may pose the big question: "Should one of us stay at home with the little one(s)?" Two years ago, I worked fu... Read more
This holiday season, there are parties to host, marshmallows to roast, and credit scores to toast! According to the National Retail Federation, Americans expect to spend an average of $518.08 on gifts for family, friends, co-workers, and others. We... Read more
Food is an ever-growing part of our budget. It's a misconception that to eat on a budget, you must eat unhealthfully. SparkPeople members contradict that myth by sharing ways they stay healthy and eat well for less. "When I make my shopping list... Read more
We used to send photo cards that showed the entire family since we have moved so often that we have friends and family that don't see us often. For the past 5 years, I managed to convince my husband that we could just send pictures of the kids becau... Read more
Hello everyone! For the past month or two I've been running 3.5 miles a day/5 days a week and doing yoga for 30 minutes/5 days a week. I personally think this is completely doable but by the time I get done running I'm dead. My energy is completely z... Read more
Its so hard to stay on track when I work midnights. Its like my breakfasts are in the middle of the night... normal peoples breakfast is like my lunch which I feel inclined to eat breakfast because its breakfast time. and my dinner is a normal dinner... Read more
I am an experienced eater, however, my experience hasn't been helping me recently. My food choices are too random so I decided to give Sparkpeople and Sparkcoach my full attention, to see if I can set some new patterns in place. When I wa... Read more
When I buy canned fruit or vegetables, I take a permanent marker and put the date bought on the lid. Even with an expiration date, I still use this system to let me know just how long that particular item has been in my pantry.... Read more
Our local Kroger store marks down some produce every morning. These fruits and veggies are still good, just ripe or overstocked or due date up soon. Most of it is half price or LESS. I love to shop around 10:00 am, bring home my finds and plan my men... Read more
When you go to the grocery store, you probably check several labels and tags. First, you check the shelf price tag and look for any specials. You might also compare the cost per ounce, which is also listed on the shelf tag. Many of us check the nutri... Read more
There are many dates that stand out in our lives--the day we graduated high school and/or college, the day we met our future spouse, the day we got married, had our children, and the list goes on and on. For me I will add another date and that is Aug... Read more
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