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!
... Read more
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
It cannot talk yet it speaks to you. Some days it makes you giddy with delight. Other days it puts you into a deep depression. It judges you on a superficial level. The thought of it is enough to worry even the most optimistic person. What am I talki... Read more
Good Morning! I am new to Spark! I am 48 years young, looking for some great friends to share in this journey ! I have come aong way with losing weight and living a healthy life style! I slip backwards periodically and here I am trying to refocus!... Read more
Making it work Monday-I am going to spend some time today planning food and movement for this week. Do any of you do this on a weekly basis? Do you find it a helpful practice that keeps you on track and utilizes your time more efficiently?... Read more
When working out first thing in the AM what is the best thing to eat for breakfast? Also know that I am heading right to work after the gym and don't have access to a stove and I have less than 15 min. to make a meal.... Read more
Self hate is starting to take in so I am listing things I like about myself. One is that I am good at writing. I am also pretty smart, I am able to tread water for a long period of time and I am a good cook. Anyone else suffering, list good things :)... 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
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
All this shoveling that I've been doing to help tone and exercise my arms etc...have now lead me to have bicep tendinitis! Not sure how long it will take to heal, but for now I am back to my walking only program...still moving forward!... Read more
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.