So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
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 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
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
While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
Newbie me...I'm brand me to Spark. I am 41, diabetic and trying to get my blood sugars under control and lose weight so I can get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy. Any words of advice or just general support. I'd greatly appreciate... Read more
Plan out your diet a few days at a time. It helps you make sure you have healthy choices in your home if you stick to your plan when you go grocery shopping. If you have a sweet tooth, be realistic, plan for it with the best healthy option that you... Read more
Fibromyalgia is an often painful and lonely experience; and we hope that having friends makes things a little easier and life seem a little better. Please join us in encouraging one another... Read more
It’s the time of the year again here in America when we all take a few moments to reflect on the things that make us thankful. Rather than rehash the usual categories of family, friends and health, I’m going to take a quick look at the se... Read more
As another year comes to an end and a new one begins, many of us, me included, will set aside time to re-evaluate the events in our life and prepare the way for the events of 2009. While I have never been one to make yearly resolutions, I do like to... Read more
Here's the scoop on my 240 weigh in--these last five pounds were probably completely due to an attack of acute pancreatitis that put me in the hospital last Sunday. I was in incredible pain, flat on my back for 5 long days and 4 nights--NPO for the... Read more
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