Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I need simple. No complex formulas etc. That's why
1. I signed up on tracking to receive meal suggestions for my personal needs according to Spark.
2. Under add a food, I set up food groupings that are personal to me.
a. Repetitive meals
BREAKFAST-Slim Script w 2% milk
LUNCH-salad greens, chicken breast, TBS cheese, raspberry vinegrette salad dressing, tomato and other raw veggies.
SUPPER-Oatmeal, 2% milk, blueberries
CUSTOM FOOD: Apples, fresh, 1 cup, quartered or chopped
CUSTOM FOOD: Banana, fresh, 0.5 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)
CUSTOM FOOD: Yogurt, Yoplait Light, Strawberry, 6 oz
CUSTOM FOOD: Quaker Rice Cakes - White cheddar (1 rice Cake), 1 serving
3. Each day I log into nutrition tracking . Where possible I put in one of my food groupings as repetitive meals.
After I have put in all the food groups I can, I look at the summary of calories, carbs, fat, protien and other nutrients below esp. fiber for me.
4. Then I go back to the Spark suggested menus and see if there are any items I can click on that day that would give me the nutrients I still need. And I click on them rechecking the tallies at the bottom of the page.
Persto!. I am done in 10 minutes.
5. Other days I follow the Spark suggested menu for me in less time to plan.
It is only DH and I here and what is health for me is for him too. I make some adjustments for his personal needs.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
There are some great things to do on Spark.
Right now I am enjoying Dr. Oz Show Fans SP team challenges. Persistant123 has worked with the Dr. Oz challenges to make a fun learning summer challenge. She keeps it going and us learning. The other is 14 Days to Flag Day where you log in if you met your goals for Calories, Carbs and Protein. Do those and you are in sync with working it. You can just put ok or whatever you want in this simple effective accountability.
Another Up is Team meet ups. Right now the Fit Buckeye Fans SP team is planning one for June 19 from 9-1 at Lakeview Park, lorain OH for OSU fans and anyone in the area who wants to come. There will be Spark packets, walk, coffee, tea and a potluck "eat well" at 11, where you bring something to share. More on agenda, come and see. Hope you all come.
What are your Spark Ups that enrich your lifestyle?
Monday, June 07, 2010
First I will apologize this once to all poets for any ditty I write.
Fat molecules are living things,
So ergo can they think?
Do they wait there when I'm on diet plateau,
Hoping my journey to sink?
Are they bouncing around in fat glee
Thinking that I've made no real change?
That I'm on another fad diet...
My lifestyle I didn't rearrange?
Well "SHRINK" you ornery fat cells!
I'm sparkin' my way to my goal
Holding true to food-fitness lifestyle
I will break this rotten plateau.
With green tea, cardio, and tracking
Steadfastly through weeks of frustration,
My lifestyle will beat down fat cooties.
Finally the scale'll show goal realization.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Thanks to the Sr. center I can get some computer time in while the laptop is getting fixed. So please bear with me.
Summer is a terrific time to be a Sparker. Challenges, fresh veggies, encouraging Spark friends. they got it all.!!!
Rah for Senior Center in Cherokee Village, AR!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I walked through the social hall today,
Wondering if I could do it,
Could I resist the curds and whey,
Or would I dive right in to it?
I helped in the clubhouse kitchen
Stirred the pot and set out the tray,
Then I was alone in the cooking room,
No one would see me betray.
But Spark friends were there beside me,
To support my lifestyle change,
Their spirits enveloped to guide me.
My gluttony they’d rearrange.
I heeded the words from their blogs,
The advice they sparked in their post,
I calmed and walked the Spark path.
To keep self-respect is the most.
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