HEALTHY-SPARK   37,727
SparkPoints
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
 
 
HEALTHY-SPARK's Recent Blog Entries

Exercise and eating more.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

So, when getting re-revved up last month and setting up my fitness plan and diet plan on the SparkPeople account settings, I took notice of a new feature of the daily calories that takes into your daily exercise. Woohoo! Since I've been wearing my fitbit regularly, I thought this was great, even though I think the fitbit really overestimates the number of calories you burn (I'd be a string bean if what it said were true after this last month), I still thought an extra couple hundred calories per day would be great.

So my calorie range is 1200-1550, but after the fitbit would log my activity for the day, my range would pop up to 1500-1800 or somedays even higher like 1800-2200. I was a bit skeptical that my daily activity would allow that type of range, but on days where I really worked out hard -- I thought yay, this is great.

Well not so. After basically going nowhere the last three weeks, I'm starting to think that I ought to switch back to the basic calorie layout which doesn't take into account your daily activity.

It's frustrating, but I'm trying to just use this as a chance to refocus, and really work hard this week to see what I can accomplish. I did take measurements last week, so I can also have something else to focus on, but after a week there isn't really much difference -- which also supports my theory that I ought to stick with the regular calorie plan at least for the time being, and be a little more careful for evening snacking!

Have a great SparkWeek everyone!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 6/23/2014 9:36PM

    I think going to back to the old layout is a good idea. I don't combine it because I feel it always over estimates.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOSPARK45 6/23/2014 8:17PM

    I came to realize that SP always over estimates my calories allowed. I stayed the same for a year doing it "their way". Now I try to say UNDER the calories or just at the bottom. It's slowly coming off again. Maybe that count is just right for maintaining.

Good luck!


Report Inappropriate Comment
JOANNKW 6/23/2014 2:32PM

    The only thing to watch out for is that if you aren't eating enough, your body will go into starvation mode and hang onto every calorie it can. So if going back to the lower range isn't working, maybe eat more! I know it is counter intuitive, but there it is!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAILANN48 6/23/2014 9:38AM

    I had the same experience, and am also back NOT counting activity toward extra calories. I figure the activity makes up for the errors I make in logging, LOL!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SDLEE514 6/23/2014 8:51AM

    Yeah I find that too tempting...like it "allows" me that many extra calories, so I'll take them--whether I"m hungry or not. Want that extra piece of x? sure, I have more calories left! Its dangerous for me. I find that if I try to keep my calories low I'll inevitably have days that food gets the best of me and I go over or have higher days anyways.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EILEEN828 6/22/2014 4:38PM

    You are probably really close to it. Focus on cutting back on starches, which means mainly portion sizes, and only if you feel like it elimination. Replace with more freggies. It's summer so be sure to get some sun and hydrate well. Do some Earthing which means get in direct contact with the earth with your skin, no rubber soles in between, to get the benefits of free electrons used to eliminate the free radicals in your body. If you don't know what that means just look it up on the net. What can it hurt to try? Makes sense, even if it does sound silly. You'll feel better.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ILOVEMALI 6/22/2014 12:43PM

    You've got a plan. I'll develop a plan. Let's stick with our plans this week! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOFLLAMA 6/22/2014 11:36AM

    Maybe that higher number is to maintain? I think you are right to lower your calories where YOU see improvement.

Report Inappropriate Comment


In celebration of Maya Angelou

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I've always love this poem...

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Maya Angelou

emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 6/11/2014 4:57PM

    Love it thank you for sharing.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EILEEN828 5/31/2014 6:53PM

    Maya was one of those incredibly unique people, so glad that she was able to reach so many people.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MILLIE5522 5/29/2014 3:56PM

    emoticon What an amazing woman she was!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JANISMKW 5/28/2014 9:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
She was amazing. Every new thing I learned of her was more amazing than the last.
After a rocky childhood, a life well-lived.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GARDENQE2 5/28/2014 8:51PM

    She was an inspiration to all women!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOSPARK45 5/28/2014 1:34PM

    What a wonderful poem. She will be sorely missed.

I'll never forget when I read "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." The title itself, was amazing!



Report Inappropriate Comment
ILOVEMALI 5/28/2014 12:05PM

    wonderful

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIS193 5/28/2014 11:41AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEATTLE58 5/28/2014 11:25AM

    Awwww, so beautiful and I love it and that makes me see that I do have beauty in me! Thank you so much!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOFLLAMA 5/28/2014 11:18AM

    Nice.

Report Inappropriate Comment


New treadmill

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In the spirit of a clean slate, I am so excited for this weekend because I bought a new (used) treadmill that is being delivered on Saturday morning.

The last 6 months have been a pretty much abysmal failure as far as weight loss and healthy living go. I've really floundered. It is almost as if the whole thing sorta avalanches on itself, one bad choice leading to another and another to the point where I just didn't seem to really care at all. Ugh. So that's got to stop right here and now.

Even though I have a gym membership (which sadly hasn't gotten much use lately), I think this is going to be great, and maybe I will be able to just cancel my (expensive) membership and join a less expensive gym for weights if I really want to. I am trying to eliminate as many excuses as possible. So one issue is not having enough time. I find that oftentimes going to the gym to workout for an hour ends up taking an extra 30 to 45 minutes out of my day by the time I drive to the gym, park, get checked in, get changed, get my stuff and then drive home. And if it's crummy weather outside, or cold out -- I'm even less motivated to leave the house. So I'm hoping this will get rid of that barrier.

Next barrier. I am placing a moratorium on picking up food on the way home from work for dinner. My house is fully stocked with healthy options, so "because it was a stressful day" or "a long day" or a "great day", stopping by the grocery store to pick up noodles, or other unhealthy prepared meals is not helpful for my short and long term goals. If I need to go grocery shopping, it will be after I'm fed and with a list.

I've still got some left over personal training sessions to use at my gym -- so I need to get working on that too, although I've been a little embarrassed to call my trainer to set it up again (haven't seen him in about 6 months, and I've probably gained about 15 pounds in that timeframe). But I just need to get over it and get back to the gym.

So that's one arm of my plan. The other arm (not sure how many arms my plan can have), includes making my lunch more often despite the free lunches at work (which are not always very healthy), so I can control not only _what_ I am eating but how _much_ I am eating too, until I make some steady progress. I guess the remaining arms to my plan are still a work in progress. :-)

I did do a 5k walk/run (untimed) a few weeks ago here in town. I've got another one this weekend with some co-workers -- so should be fun. Will likely walk most of it, but will try to walk/run anyway.

When I get my treadmill, I am going to get started back on my running plans again.

I will do this because I've got to do this -- in order to be the best that I can be!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 5/6/2014 10:21PM

    Sounds like a plan to me you can do it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAILANN48 5/4/2014 8:59AM

    Wow, that's a fantastic set of plans...er, arms. :) Seriously, well done! It seems you've really analyzed what works for you and what doesn't, and you've faced up to things that have been sabotaging your efforts. ...you inspire me to be courageous enough to do the same.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOANNKW 5/2/2014 5:25PM

    Nice! I am sure your trainer has seen it all before. I know what you mean about the time it takes to go to the gym. Way too much, and when I don't have much time anyway, well, I know what happens. I re-think the whole exercise!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MCJULIEO 5/1/2014 11:31AM

    Having the treadmill face the TV works great to get me going...


Report Inappropriate Comment
MOM2ACAT 4/30/2014 12:19PM

    You have a great plan, I wish you all the success in the world!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SDLEE514 4/30/2014 9:34AM

    If you're finding you have too many "arms" focus on one or two, but it really does sound like a great plan. You can do it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JANET552 4/30/2014 7:29AM

    It sounds like you have great plans! I believe in setting yourself up for success. It's so easy to go off track (I'm certainly all too well aware of that) but if you can limit temptations or make things easier somehow, I think your chance of success increases greatly. Good luck!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ILOVEMALI 4/30/2014 12:02AM

    You've got a plan!! This is great! Let us know how it goes!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEATTLE58 4/29/2014 7:03PM

    Good for you! You sound so excited about your new toy! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BSIMMERS75 4/29/2014 6:54PM

  Sounds like you're ready to get back at it!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Getting back into the swing of things...

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

So I fell off the Spark wagon a few months back from what was, in retrospect, fairly haphazardly committed plan anyways. Now with the New Year here, I've of course renewed my interest in losing weight and getting in better fitness shape. No matter how many times you fall down, none of it matters so long as you keep getting back up, right? Well that's me. I started here a little over a year ago, and had some initial very encouraging success, then well, not so much. The last 6 months have been quite stressful with life, work, etc., which didn't help and really just provided some additional excuses to use. But I recognize that, and I recognize that now I'm even worse shape than when I started last year (don't get me started on how I let that happen).

So, I've been poking around the Spark website more, and reading articles, and focusing first on my nutritional goals, and slowly working up back to the level of exercise that I used to be at (and loved). As part of this renewal, I was reading my Spark Start Page, and found the new members guide (for 500 pts when you finish!), so I thought I'd see what that had to offer.

Interestingly, I came across this passage in the first section that really intrigued me and made me think about my own program.

" The SparkPeople program originated from our realization many years ago that two main types of expertise could be combined into a revolutionary program to help people reach goals:
The first type is expertise on any health and fitness areas that can help your body improve, such as: nutrition, fitness, and sleep
The second type of expertise comes from areas that help you mentally, including: motivation, goal setting, stress management, and leadership."

So the first one I've definitely spent a lot of time thinking about. What caught my attention was the second type of expertise that helps you mentally here. Things like motivation, goal setting and stress management and leadership. I mean yeah, I get it. Making goals and being motivated is part of the larger picture, as well as stress management and sharing your ideas with others. I've made goals and I've made an effort to recognize factors which derail me, but I haven't thought a whole lot about motivation, in and of itself, and that maybe I ought to make a "motivation" plan in addition to my nutrition and fitness plans.

So here I go. One thing I've done in the past, is to put a small sticker on my calendar in my office for everyday that I get exercise in. I think for this month, I am going to restart this visual motivator, except for this month, I will add stickers for days that I've stayed within my nutritional goals. Maybe next month I'll switch back to using it to label exercise days.

Another idea to help keep up my motivation, is to focus on smaller weight loss goals. So my ticker is set at 10 lb intervals, and I'm aiming for 5 pounds/month goal. Once I reach my next 5 pound marker, I'm going to go shopping for a small little fun item, like earrings or crazy socks, etc.

My third idea to help keep my motivation, is to be more active in posting on my blog, and interacting with the community here -- as I already know, it's a great place to help keep you excited about your goals.

Okay, so I'm starting off with some little steps, but at least I'm going in the right direction. I've got 3.2 more pounds to go until my next "mini-goal"!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUMPINJULIE 2/6/2014 2:43PM

    You can do it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARIAJESTRADA 1/16/2014 6:43PM

    You keep going! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JLKCANADA 1/16/2014 7:52AM

    emoticon Inspiring blog! - I love the stickers idea!

Comment edited on: 1/16/2014 7:53:29 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
JACKIE15108 1/15/2014 4:07AM

    Congratulations on a great restart and on your organizational skills.....everything is all ready to go for success!
I'm giving myself sparkgoodies for every day I exercise. at least for the first few weeks until I establish the habit of exercise....then I'll set larger goals (going to a week) with larger rewards.


Report Inappropriate Comment
_BABE_ 1/15/2014 1:52AM

    I like 10 pound intervals as well...whatever we need to do right? emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
AWESOMECHELZ 1/13/2014 12:59PM

    I LOVE the idea of the sticker everyday I exercise. I am going to do it. emoticon AND emoticon We all fall of the wagon but not all come back. emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHICKPEA23 1/11/2014 4:03PM

    I really like your approach! Breaking things down into smaller goals always seems to help me get things done too. I hope you keep up the great work and keep us posted!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ILOVEMALI 1/9/2014 1:31PM

    Great job there! I love mini-goals. If I work with 3-pound increments, I'm generally more successful.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TIG123GER 1/9/2014 12:33PM

    Sounds like you've got an EXCELLENT plan!! Little goals are so much easier to celebrate and hit. Keep up the good work and we WILL do this in 2014!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAILANN48 1/9/2014 11:41AM

    What great insight! Your reflections on what you read, and your interpretations of how to fit it all into what works for you both inspired me. (And you thought you were doing it just for you! LOL)

Glad to see you back, Friend. Yours is a perspective I've missed.
:) Gail

Report Inappropriate Comment
EL-E-E 1/9/2014 7:55AM

    great goals!

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
THINRONNA 1/9/2014 6:49AM

    This blog is wonderful! You have a really good solid plan here I think. I have to admit that I especially like that you will be posting more blogs! (selfish reasons :-) I completely understand about being derailed and having a need to get back on track. One think I am so very proud of you for is not ever giving up and going at it again!

Whoo HOOOO! Here is to a wonderful 2014! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOVEITMARY 1/8/2014 10:42PM

    I'm glad you are back!!!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOM2ACAT 1/8/2014 6:02PM

    I keep track of my fitness minutes on a paper calender as well, in addition to tracking them here. The visual reminder really helps me too.

Report Inappropriate Comment
INNERJETTIC 1/8/2014 4:40PM

    Me too!! Loads of things knocking me off my wagon. But you have to be here!! What would we do without your nekkid people stories and such?!! lol

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEATTLE58 1/8/2014 4:30PM

    Good for you for starting again on the wagon, and like you say, it doesn't matter how many times we fall, as long as we get up. That's what's been happening to me too. I still track everything but haven't been that great with the eating and exercise, so am trying to get back doing more with those areas. So good for all you've done so far! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KLONG8 1/8/2014 3:59PM

    Reading this I think you've come a long way. We keep mentioning "this is a journey" and it is. Some times your path is straight and true and often you meander. The key is coming back, refocusing and moving forward. That's where you are right now. I think you're in a great place and know if you follow your plan you'll see those pounds disappear. Happy 2014!

Report Inappropriate Comment


The *secret* to fast, easy and effortless weight loss

Saturday, November 09, 2013

So this morning while I was vacuuming, I realized that my vacuum wasn't sucking up stuff very well, compared to when I first bought it. (I have one of those uber fancy vacuums specific for pet hair that I swore was one of the best things on the planet when I bought it.) I had cleaned the filter recently, so I was a bit concerned that my big investment wasn't all that I thought it was.

Enter Google.
emoticon
Did you know you can learn just about anything on google/youtube? Yeah. Some of it isn't necessarily stuff that I ever wanted to know, like for example, how to give yourself "cat eyes" using makeup. But whatever, maybe someone wants to know that. Today though, I learned that my awesome pet vacuum has not one, but TWO filters. AND I found a youtube video from the manufacturer that demonstrates how to find and clean both filters. The second filter I had no idea about, and apparently have been neglecting it since I bought it, which might explain why it was so yuck when I took it out of the vacuum this morning. Aha.

So I sat back for a moment and pondered just how wonderful the age of computers really is. I remember heading off to college and my dad helping me set up the college email account before I left. I distinctly remember thinking, "What the heck am I ever going to use 'email' for? If I want to talk to someone, I'll just call them." lol. If only I had any idea.
emoticon

My favorite internet thingie is definitely Google. During this thoughtful trip down memory lane this morning with my vacuum filters, I got to wondering what else I could learn on Google and specifically what google might have to say about weight loss as a random search string.

After walking back to the computer, I sat down and promptly typed in, "How to lose weight" and then pressed the search button.
emoticon

Interestingly, the first box that came up had several references from reputable sources whose common theme was basically "burn more calories than you consume on a daily basis, and you will lose weight." Yay Google. But what really caught my attention was everything listed underneath that.

Pretty much all of the website titles were along the themes of, "lose weight fast", "How to lose x pounds in x amount of time", "the *secret* weight loss formula", "how to lose weight without exercising", and basically "how to lose weight without doing anything different".

Well duh, no wonder this country has a weight loss problem. Pretty much everything being marketed on the internet (and elsewhere), sums up weight loss as easy, fast and effortless. Furthermore, there are absolutely tons of youtube videos about weight loss that show bright cheery individuals claiming they have lost incredible amounts of weight in very short times and you could too if you just bought x. In fact, they ALL were trying to sell you something. The latest and greatest diet book, health food supplements, exercise videos, nutrition counseling services, diet shakes, where to buy tapeworms (ok eww), etc.etc.
emoticon

Thankfully when I reached the point of deciding that I wanted to lose weight, I didn't do an internet search -- I was fortunate enough to have someone clue me into SparkPeople.com.

And I'll tell you that I think SP is really one of the best resources on the internet for not only weight loss, but so much more. Plus, it's FREE.

But there is definitely a catch. Switching to a healthy lifestyle from a not-so-healthy one does require work. A lot of work. And it's not usually a fast process. Plus sometimes not only is it not easy and not effortless, it's downright hard.

BUT, it is worth it. AND, the difference between our collective journey here at SparkPeople, is that when we do achieve our goals, we will be well-armed with knowledge and healthy habits, AND our results are going to last a whole lot longer than whatever fad diet is currently in vogue.
emoticon
Have a great day!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FATHINSN 1/2/2014 7:46PM

    I like Google, too. Through it, I found YouTube link to Coach Nicole's jump rope video then to SparkPeople and here I am :D

About that fast result to lose weight from Google, I think I find it more annoying in Facebook because of lots of advert and my friend network keep selling products that get fast result losing weight and so far, they have same tagline - no need to exercise. Uhuh, yeah, right, I'm not buying that idea!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MILLIE5522 11/15/2013 1:45PM

    emoticon Great blog!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUMPINJULIE 11/12/2013 2:45AM

    Agree love your blog.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOVEITMARY 11/11/2013 11:38PM

    I know, right? If someone had told me 25 years ago that we would soon be carrying personal computer-phone-music-movie players in our pockets, I would have thought they were nuts. Now look at us, using made up words like blog and google and having conversations here with people we never met.

But I digress. Who among us didn't secretly hope that we would reach our goal weight in six months or less? It seemed so easy in the beginning... but keeping it up over time, now that is hard work! But it's SO WORTH IT.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MATTEROFHEART 11/11/2013 9:06PM

    Excellent blog!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOANNKW 11/11/2013 2:04PM

    I'm glad it was just the filter! I had the clutch go out on my beloved Dyson. It was expensive, but what can you do? I love my Dyson! (They also spiffed it up and it came home looking great!)

Report Inappropriate Comment
ILOVEMALI 11/11/2013 11:49AM

    Great blog. Nothing comes easily (except for google!).

Report Inappropriate Comment
GARDENQE2 11/10/2013 11:24AM

    I'm like you...I use google and wickipedia almost daily!
Interesting about the vacuum filter! Owners manuals on the computer are so handy!
My mother-in-law bought her one-and-only vacuum in 1936. She died in 1998 and I found the original manual in her desk! I doubt they make vacuums (or ladies) like that anymore!
Vacuuming increases my heart rate and makes me sweat so I count it as cardio!
WOO! HOO! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAILANN48 11/10/2013 11:08AM

    Loved this...AND your wonderful sense of humor! emoticon about SP!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JLKCANADA 11/10/2013 11:06AM

    So true - great blog! Until SP I too was looking for the quick fix but hey, now older and wiser I realize there is no quick fix, just hard work! Thanks for reminding me again! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOTHEPRO 11/9/2013 7:38PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOSPARK45 11/9/2013 7:17PM

    I love Google. Everything is on there. Everything!

My husband found the second filter on our vacuum and cleaned it. In the manual it said to never open that one, it's factory sealed, only a technician can clean it. (can you believe that?) It's good he didn't read the manual. (he never does... another story).

My son told me about SparkPeople. I put it on my favorites list and got the e-mails from the site, but just ignored everything for almost a year, until I was ready. It's been so amazing ever since! He doesn't even remember the site or telling me about it. How strange is that? It's like he was just the messenger.
I try to ignore all the quick weight loss ideas, because none of them address the even harder part- keeping it off. SP has so many people who have kept it off for years. That's why I stay with it.

Have a sparkly day


Report Inappropriate Comment
MUSCLE-UP 11/9/2013 7:13PM

    What I love is that you becoem so much better at other things in your like as well. Trying hard like this definitely has its ups. I have seen a lot of improvement in many areas of my life. it's kinda' getting fun being more successful.

Love your winning attitude!

Keep going, emoticon

Nan

Report Inappropriate Comment
INNERJETTIC 11/9/2013 6:55PM

    Aaaaaannnnnd!! If we do this, we are tough, because we made a goal, worked hard and conquered it. Then we will be unstoppable.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ICEDEMETER 11/9/2013 6:47PM

    Isn't "fast, easy, and effortless" (along with "cheap") the main selling feature of almost everything these days? Even for a vacuum cleaner, most folks go for the one that is the lightest and easiest to store instead of for the one that will do the best job in the long run...

It says a lot (of good!) for your personality that you chose the higher quality option for both the vacuum and for improving your life!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ISPARKLE77 11/9/2013 6:42PM

    emoticon blog! emoticon emoticon too!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEATTLE58 11/9/2013 5:56PM

    Slow and steady wins the race is so true and I'm proving it for sure, along with so many others on this awesome site! I did find SP by accident and I'll never regret it even though I've added 12# back on! But I know that I can count on SP to take it off once again too! The tried and true is what I could easily call this site! emoticon Thanks for such an awesome blog!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FLAMENM 11/9/2013 5:17PM

    Awesome blog and story!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOM2ACAT 11/9/2013 5:13PM

    Well said! I believe slow and steady, and making healthy lifestyle changes, have a much better chance of success than a "quick fix". I know slow and steady worked for me, and that's why I have been able to maintain my goal weight for about 6 years now.

Report Inappropriate Comment
AWESOMECHELZ 11/9/2013 4:56PM

    One thing I learned before the computer age is that if something is too good to be true, it's too good to be true. The same applies to all those crazy promises online. And, you're right that a lot of people are looking for easy ways to lose weight but for long-lasting, lifestyle changes are the key. emoticon You and I are in the right place! emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

Report Inappropriate Comment
BETHLOVESBIKING 11/9/2013 4:54PM

    This is awesome! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Last Page