BRENDA1961's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BRENDA1961 BRENDA1961's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ BPM VERSUS MPH -- HOW TO CALCULATE?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305496 I used my new App RunBeatRun today - it's gorgeous outside and I took advantage of it and it felt wonderful!! (And by the way this Android app is great; very simple to use and you can even create your own intervals!) However, when I got back home I wanted to calculate the calories burned during my 3 interval BPM walk. I have an app to determine calories burned but you need to enter the distance you walked in order for it to be accurate. So I went to another app to see what my distance was... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 15:34:47 EST THE STRESS OF IT ALL....HOW TO HANDLE IT?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304838 No matter how hard you try, you just can not avoid stress. I remember as a kid, the only thing I worried about was whether I was going to pass tomorrow's Math test, why doesn't the boy I have a crush on ever notice me, and Mom is mad at me again!!! It seemed so traumatic back then and if I had known then what I know now, I wouldn't have made those little things such a big deal. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> Now I am 51 years old, I have raised two sons and am in the p... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:01:34 EST Motivation Tips -- Smartphone Apps -- Handy Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303272 I know this tip does not involve exercise or nutrition, but I figure it can be a tiny bit helpful stress wise!!! <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> FOR A CARPET OR CLOTHING STAIN <BR> <BR> In a spray bottle mix one teaspoon of dish liquid (I love Dawn) with Hydrogen Peroxide - this is the same ingredient in OxyClean products. Spray this on your carpet stains, leave it set for a few minutes then blot with a paper towel. It seems to work pretty well, and it's cheap!!!! Also it seems to work on clo... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:27:48 EST A FEW SIMPLE TIPS TO SHARE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300031 <em>274</em> <em>284</em> <em>485</em> <em>370</em> <em>267</em> <em>484</em> <BR> <BR> Make a delicious, quick and cheap veggie soup in your crock pot. There's nothing better than coming home from a busy day and smelling something delicious!! Here is a recipe I use that includes lots of veggies and beans. You can add chicken breast pieces or ground beef or turkey, but even without meat it's awesome!! <BR> <BR> 1 box of frozen spinach <BR> 1 red potato diced <BR> chicke... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:12:24 EST Day 1 of Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257816 I was a member here a few years ago; I enjoyed it but ended up losing track. After losing my job 5 years ago, I went into a depression I never thought I would climb out of. My self esteem and confidence vanished, my anxiety and stress level also went through the roof, along with my blood pressure, and I was forced to take medication. My activity level also plummeted and I started to gain weight; after weighing 105 my whole adult life this was a huge change for me. <em>39</em> I have si... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:53:30 EST