As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door takes precision timing and a level of organization that most businesses couldn’t match. And while I insist my children have... Read more
I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part."
Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder!
Permanent weight... Read more
Christina (CFOSTER1966) lost 97 pounds and says she started this journey to become healthier and to ward off the complications that come with obesity. She has maintained her weight loss for the past 18 months. Find out how she did it!
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I am not a morning person.
This confession will come as no surprise to my friends and family, most of whom have spent many glorious years making merry over my tendency to nod off over breakfast, my need for copious amounts of c... Read more
I love motivational quotes. One of my favorites is, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right!” I believe that there is a lot of truth to that statement. As a runner, I know that if I focus on the fatigue... Read more
#Chat Since I have started Spark I have had some ups and downs. However, I am continuing to lose weight even if it is only a pound a week. The only thing I am still struggling with is finding simple, fast, healthy meals with few ingredients.... Read more
I have a bit of a problem. For years now if I am on my feet too long or its too hot my feet and ankles swell three times their size. Ive been to the doctor and told to drink lots of fluid but it doesn't help. Any suggestions to get back to normal?... Read more
I was eagar to begin to walk/run. But I failed to stretch before beginning. I ended up with severe tendinitis, which caused me to put my walking/running regimen on hold until my tendinitis healed. So a word to the wise properly stretch before exer... Read more
In October 2011 I was not able to complete a 5K walk that incorporated walking up 1000 steps (the annual Bisbee 1000, AZ). The next day I set out to lose 65 pounds and increase my strength and endurance so I can go back in 2012 and complete the walk... Read more
Not long ago, one of Coach Nicole’s blogs generated a pretty interesting discussion about how playing Wii Fit games compared to “real” exercise.Can lurching across your living room carpet, remote in hand, to return a vicious topspin forehand from yo... Read more
Before 21-year-old Owen Thomas became captain of the football team at the University of Pennsylvania, he was a star athlete in my suburban community, one hour north of Philadelphia. Since age 9 he had him. Five months later another ripple went... Read more
I have started my walking program. I am in the second full week of walking. I started off walking one mile everyday the first week, and I am walking two miles/day now. I have a pain in the back of my leg by my ankle, which, when I google it, it says... Read more
Yesterday I rode for 1 hr in the afternoon and 1 hr in the evening. It was great, I loved feeling more active, and my legs responded positively. About 20 minutes later, BAM!, something "popped" in my right leg and there... Read more
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