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I've studied science-based weightloss and exercise techniques for decades; I eschew woo-woo, magical, and hope-based interventions; I try to eat food, not too much, and mostly plants...but in living a busy life, I eat out too much, move too little, and lose track of how to keep this body healthy. I'm "sparking" so I can keep myself on track, in a sensible, practical way. We'll see how this goes.
I've studied science-based weightloss and exercise techniques for decades; I eschew woo-woo, magical, and hope-based interventions; I try to eat food, not too much, and mostly plants...but in living a busy life, I eat out too much, move too little, and lose track of how to keep this body healthy. I'm "sparking" so I can keep myself on track, in a sensible, practical way. We'll see how this goes.


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Member Since: 6/17/2013

My Goals:
I am more fit at 50+ than I was as a teenager; I aspire to keep that record going for as long as I can.

My Program:
Eat real food. Mostly plants, but not exclusively so. And not too much. Move in ways that make me happy (on bike, on trails) with people (and dogs!) who share my joy.

Personal Information:
I live on a planet that circumnavigates a smallish star in a largish universe. The odd circumstances of planetary tilt put me in a zone that has seasons where a molecule we call "water" can be found, naturally, in states solid, liquid, and suspended in gas. The last of these is most intolerable.

Other Information:
I try to be kind, but I will admit that I am kind of a smart***. Sorry about that.

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READYTOLOSEIT13
10/4/2013 1:48:43 AM

Your blog was absolutely wonderful. What really stuck was that eventually these good behaviors do become "normal" and I guess integrating them slowly is what has worked for me, nonetheless I love the way you put it into words and in a very inspiring way!!!! Thanks for sharing, you are the voice that will keep me within my calorie range tommorow- Natalie



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EBRAINK
10/3/2013 9:56:14 AM

WOW - thanks for the comments. I was a little surprised to see so many - gosh!

For those of you who have asked about recipes, I've shared a couple from my recipe box in sparkrecipes.com. Look for recipes by "ebraink" or search for "oatmeal almond craisin bake" and "whole grain carrot apple walnut muffins".

Technically, the oatmeal bake isn't a breakfast bar, but I've found that if you let it cool, cut it into bars, wrap it up tightly, and put it in the fridge or freezer, it's close enough.

Enjoy!




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HEALTHY4ME
10/3/2013 7:23:24 AM

Hey you sound like you have figured it out!! Kudos as busy times are often peoples downfall. You mentioned breakfast bars, could you share your recipe or suggest where to find it.
Congrats and I will enter my 60's fit and healthy, cos I swore that in my 50s and am 56 now and just really learning this healthy eating habit.



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GREBJACK
9/20/2013 3:46:58 PM

Eat Pie! Nap! sounds awfully appealing... thanks for the ideas. hadn't thought of hot sauce - kinda like that one. or pasta fra diavolo?



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HILLSLUG98239
9/7/2013 10:04:44 AM

I use the chicken cordon bleu recipe from the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook. It couldn't be easier: pound the chicken flat. Put one thin slice of ham & one thin slice of swiss cheese on it. Roll it up, secure it with toothpicks. Melt butter in a fry pan. Fry chicken roll in pan until the interior temperature is 170*F. It took a little long this time, because I used our bacon-fat covered cast iron griddle; it does not have a lid. And I think in the future I will dredge the rolls with flour to give the chicken a "crust."



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