You’ve gone over your calories for the day or eaten something on your “forbidden” list. You figure that since you've blown your diet, you might as well keep on eating and start over tomorrow. You keep eating, but despise yoursel... Read more
Berries are delicious, but often expensive at the supermarket. Grow your own blackberries and raspberries at home instead! Many new hybrids, which cross blackberries with their relative raspberries, are readily available these days, too; these can be... Read more
We love to hear stories about our members reaching out to their communities, and the Syracuse Sparkers are no exception! A group of about 10 core SparkTeam members have been busy raising money for various charitable organizations, and their latest en... Read more
People take an interest in gardening for a variety of reasons—higher quality produce, exercise in the great outdoors, or saving money. Whether you hope to discover your green thumb or save a little green, growing your own fruits and vegeta... Read more
Is a good night’s sleep eluding you?
Tossing and turning the whole night through,
Drowsiness, fatigue, a lack of sleep,
There is more help than just counting sheep.
There are many factors that can cause sleep problems, and even more... Read more
I work out everyday. I walk 2 miles per day in the morning then hit the gym in the evening. I am focused on being a healthier me. But I am concerned that I am loosing the weight and not the inches? Does anyone have an answer?... Read more
I feel so overwhelmed. I just had my 56th birthday and weigh 221 pounds. I am a stress eaters and in a stressful job so I eat all the time.
I don't really have any close friends to do this with me.
What are some good first steps?... Read more
I sat next to someone on a plane and he told me all about Spark People. That was 3 years ago I signed up but did nothing but read articles every day. Now with lots to lose weight wise, I am trying to engage in all of the activities, logging my food... Read more
Hi! I am new to this website. I thought I would try this website out! I am very overweight and considered obese and I am trying to lose weight but, it is hard! I also have conditions that make it even harder to lose the weight! I can lose a little b... Read more
I recently moved across the country. So I have been off SP for about 2 months. I know that I have gained some weight. The last time I checked it was 7 pounds. I am feeling encouraged about this time in my life. I have love and support, it helps me to... Read more
Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I've absolutely loved root beer floats. Eating is emotional to me, when I think of root beer floats, I think of being at my grandparent's house on a hot summer day when my grandma would make everyone an ice... Read more
I prefer Ginger root for stir fries. I store my ginger root in a zipper bag in my freezer. When I want the ginger I just remove the end skin and grate the frozen root over the pot.It goes through the fine grater and sprinkles over the surface. No cl... Read more
By definition, a taproot is the single root of a plant that extends deep into the soil to supply the above-ground plant with nutrients. My definition of a taproot is YUM! It is such a shame these vegetables are grown below ground because many a... Read more
For me, this is so much more than simply losing weight. I didn’t get to be 170 pounds overweight because all was right in my world. What pushed me to the point where I woke up one day and found a 385-pound man staring back in the mirror? I... Read more
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