MJLUVSANIMALS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MJLUVSANIMALS MJLUVSANIMALS'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/ Tomato Avocado Cucumber Walnut Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191220 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/907a1179-246c-4be8-9fa6-860fe02428fe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This had looked so delicious had to blog it! <link>thebigapplemama.com/2016/05/tomato-a<BR>vocado-cucumber-walnut-salad.html </link> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:35:26 EST Garlic parmesan roasted broccoli YUMMO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189834 <link>damndelicious.net/2014/09/19/garlic-<BR>parmesan-roasted-broccoli/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31f875ba-89f7-4790-9b65-d4c105812980.jpg"> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:34:53 EST 80 year old fit Grandma! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189302 <link>www.msn.com/en-us/news/video/worlds-<BR>fittest-grandma-rings-in-her-80th-birt<BR>hday-will-inspire-you-to-hit-the-gym/v<BR>i-AAhpdR8?ocid=mailsignout </link> <BR> <BR> This woman inspired me to pick up barbells, and at least strengthen my upper arms. I am in awe of her. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5400c24-712e-411a-940f-75e14f801e08.jpg"> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:47:34 EST Keto Low Carb Almond Crescent Cookies Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180862 <link>www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2015/12/low<BR>-carb-almond-crescent-cookies-gluten-f<BR>ree.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/250ad929-e425-445c-b67c-ec29fd436c68.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For those wanting a low carb treat. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:58:37 EST Baked parmesan zucchini rounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179133 <link>www.fivehearthome.com/2014/06/21/bak<BR>ed-parmesan-zucchini-rounds/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae0b4b97-9962-4436-8741-73f0841ed42e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Waiting for my garden zucchini to get big, so I can do this. A friend of mine made these, and she grated onion on them as well. They are sooooo good!!! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 16:15:41 EST THE BEST DIP IN THE WORLD Low Carb too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175965 THE BEST DIP IN THE WORLD! <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 8 ounces cream cheese, softened <BR> 2 cups sour cream (I used light) <BR> 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese <BR> 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled <BR> 1/2 cup sliced green onion <BR> Instructions <BR> Preheat oven to 400 F. <BR> Combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onion. Spoon mixture into a 1-quart baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and hot. <BR> Serve with brea... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:37:57 EST Fat bomb roasted hamburger soup LC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162757 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e79c34f-ed78-40a2-895d-25269fece435.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthfulpursuit.com/2015/01/8-o<BR>f-the-best-low-carb-soups-you-should-b<BR>e-eating/ </link> Sat, 14 May 2016 11:30:38 EST Spinach bacon egg muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162753 http://www.myfussyeater.com/spinach-bacon-<BR>egg-muffins/ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5e5fa7c-6301-4320-aca9-8a2e7caabc91.jpg"> Sat, 14 May 2016 11:23:50 EST Bacon braunshweiger pistachio truffles LC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162746 http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2014/03/ba<BR>con-braunshweiger-pistachio-truffles-l<BR>ow-carb-gluten-free.html <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3fc7b5dc-a6e6-441d-b33b-1d6f1d53ff70.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64598b9d-6a86-4cce-a291-43aacb778a82.jpg"> Sat, 14 May 2016 11:12:22 EST Cheesy bacon meatball bombs LC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162743 http://www.ohbiteit.com/2015/07/cheesy-bac<BR>on-meatball-bombs.html <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cbf473ed-3edd-4963-9af8-d4dd8382806d.jpg"> Sat, 14 May 2016 11:06:22 EST Falcon "tude" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155485 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1262171-8b04-4075-b021-5b0781e4b983.jpg"> Tue, 3 May 2016 10:38:01 EST Diabetes around the world http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143755 <link>www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabet<BR>es-pictures/diabetes-around-the-world.<BR>aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagi<BR>ngDiabetes_20160416 </link> <BR> <BR> China is number 1, and we are number 3. It's almost likened to a plague in our time, because of the fact, it goes untreated or ignored it can become a death sentence. It's happening more and more because of SAD (Standard American Diet) People tend to eat more McDonalds and cheap food, because healthy food is becoming more a... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 19:47:24 EST The war within "diabetes" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142845 How do most people deal with this disease? Do they even realize the war that is going on inside their body. I guess not because so many succumb to diabetes complications, because they want to continue with the lifestyle they are accustomed to. Yes the SAD diet, and it is sad that most don't get it. My mentor is my BFF she has had diabetes 1 since she was 10. She has told me and shown me so much since I was diagnosed. She is the one that told me to get a meter to test my numbers. <BR> Th... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:29:26 EST Red door and sign I made for the garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142173 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17a9d86a-7096-47a9-b7a1-bc93e0edb354.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6c1c3d3-f23f-41ab-8307-29272d3e2c62.jpg"> Still doing some touch up on door, and the sign needs another star, I am waiting for more stock to come in at my local craft store. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:39:39 EST STARBUCKS Bad BULLETPROOF Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140855 For those of you (my Son included) that just have to have that Starbucks coffee. Mochas, Frapps, macchiato's Special flavors, take a look at this. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/81c08627-294d-49b8-8036-0e6ba9f2fb9f.jpg"> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:32:54 EST Supplements "Black Widow? I don't think so!!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138751 <link>www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/15-<BR>supplements-you-should-stop-taking-now<BR>/ss-BBrckeb?ocid=mailsignout#image=16 </link> <BR> <BR> Haven't heard of most of these supplements we should not be taking. But the "Black Widow" one freaked me out. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a54c2727-cb2f-4167-ae81-e06b4d671afc.jpg"> <BR> Sat, 9 Apr 2016 21:07:50 EST The white death http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132301 <link>https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/suga<BR>r-white-death/?gl=582822949&a_aid=expa<BR>ndcon&a_bid=40f53dec </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5ba9bbe-f8d5-41b9-9fe1-71c8fb0cf782.jpg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 07:54:46 EST SABUTAGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129227 It's so much easier when your the single person in your household. I feel for those of you that are maintaining the family, and their needs including spouse, who may not like eating the same, and has that everlasting sweet tooth. <BR> I know if I had it to do all over again, my kids and I would have grown up with healthier choices. But back then, we didn't have all the facts available to us, like we have today. All we knew is how we were raised and what we ate with our parents. <BR> So tod... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:42:25 EST Something special to do in the meanwhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944946 This the first of my rainbow series for peoples pets that have passed over the bridge. I am doing this for a dear friend, it's her little Yorkie that passed several years ago, and she still gets tears remembering her. I will have a signature, significant of the rainbow, with each painting I do. I am still working on it, will post completed with the little rainbow sig. later. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88a769e6-48e0-48d7-b30b-34f1c14e4ec9.JPG"> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 12:32:43 EST Slowing down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890415 Not sure why, but it seems this past few days, I haven't felt like doing much of anything. I don't go back to bed, I just don't seem to have the drive to work on my projects, crafts or doing my painting (canvas) I am going through some sort of withdrawal. Has anyone else faced this sort of thing? I haven't changed my journey, I am still following low carb, no sugar, no pasta's or breads, no red meat. So it cannot be that, I have been doing that for awhile now. I have added 100 calories ... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:49:36 EST Snoodles and her chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884739 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1133287215.jpg"> This is for Marilyn. I told her about Snoodles and her chicken. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:38:13 EST Says it all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879240 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l687380292.jpg"> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:37:41 EST 10 Foods That Can Help With Blood Sugar Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878891 <link>www.everydayhealth.com/health-report<BR>/managing-type-2-diabetes-every-day/fo<BR>ods-blood-sugar-control-pictures.aspx#<BR>/slide-12 </link> Great article for diabetics to look for the right foods to manage blood sugar. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:50:21 EST Raw avocado bagels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878120 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l486312525.jpg"> <link>www.therawchef.com/trc_recipes/avoca<BR>do-bagels/ </link> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:34:08 EST Low carbers can you say YUM! Chicken avocado burgers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875775 <link>laughingspatula.com/chicken-avocado-<BR>burger/ </link> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 18:10:43 EST Healthiest chocolate chip cookie recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874612 http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/reci<BR>pe-of-the-day/healthiest-chocolate-chi<BR>p-cookie-recipe/?pos=1&xid=nl_Everyday<BR>HealthManagingDiabetes_20150210 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:47:47 EST Aging? Not happening to this one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871900 I knew changing eating habits, and doing exercise helped with reversing a lot of things, like diabetes for instance. But I would never have believed it could also reverse the aging process. Can you imagine? I look in the mirror now, and I see a healthy woman, with some future unique goals, which I will share with you, as I go on this journey. <BR> Eating raw is coming up in March, I had a great success with doing it for 30 days, and I love it, so many things you can do with raw food! Not ... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 14:41:01 EST 13 lbs down!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867237 I am so happy that age is not the problem in losing weight, it's all about the plan, your activities and what you apply to it. <BR> I am adding another mile of walking and will continue to follow this path. So any of you over 60 or so, it can be done. And it doesn't slow down progress, because you may be on this side of senior. That theory doesn't work for me. I am proof that it can be done!! <BR> Weight loss is not my only goal here, it's the plus side of it. My goal is to be so healthy... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:16:05 EST Mango-strawberry-and-avocado-arugula-salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829754 http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/mango-st<BR>rawberry-and-avocado-arugula-salad/ <BR> <BR> For DRAGON-CHICK This looks so yummy, I know your not a salad person, but this one <BR> can change minds!! It looks so decadent. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1868612492.jpg"> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:51:06 EST 5 Ingredient No Bake Fudge Drops Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829744 Ok last entry on desserts. This is basically for you sweets eaters, that includes me. I will look at how most of the recipes can be calculated to get nutritional facts. One thing I noticed is a lot of the raw recipes do not include these. But they say when you go raw, that it's not necessary. I would tend to eat too much if I really liked the recipe so I feel it's good to know just exactly how much I can REALLY have! lol http://www.healthfulpursuit.com/2012/03/5-<BR>ingredient-no-bak... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:24:28 EST Apricot and pistachio truffles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829739 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l875697979.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> These are raw, and can be found on this website: http://talesofakitchen.com/desserts/aprico<BR>t-truffles-with-pistachios-and-coconut/ <BR> <BR> A nice hors de vores for any party and so so healthy!!! Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:15:00 EST Raw strawberry cheesecake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829727 http://makingtheworldcuter.com/2013/03/raw<BR>-vegan-chocolate-cheescake/ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246224728.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow this looks yummy. I am going to have so much fun with raw this next year! <BR> <BR> See? Connie, you and hubby can still enjoy a dessert! Me too!! Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:57:58 EST Soap Holders http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829718 I am making these for small gifts for Christmas, what a hoot! Soap inside it's own little pouch! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1413389474.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Actually could include them in Christmas cards, they are small enough (without soap) They are flat enough. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:35:02 EST Thanksgiving detox over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829536 Just finished my 2nd 10 day detox. Today is blood work. Thursday is follow up with the Dr. I could almost adopt this style of eating, because of how good I feel. It's all natural ingredients, no gimmicks or tricks. Just good wholesome organic foods. Only thing it still required meats, which I would like to eliminate completely. Will see when the new year starts, may venture into Vegan territory, and work the raw trail! There is so MANY recipes of raw food on PINTEREST, I am going to g... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:49:04 EST For those of you who are trying to ditch the sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829531 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1254591017.jpg">http://ascensionkitchen.com/raw-chocolate-hazelnut-orange-celebration-cake/ Try this on for size! It's a raw version of a chocolate cake. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:42:20 EST Completed 10 day detox! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819405 First of all, I have to say, even though I complained that the drink was yucky, it must have had everything I needed to succeed. <BR> <BR> Energy TOP FORM. I haven't had this energy for over a year. Some body quirks I noticed are gone. I had this burning sensation on the top of my right thigh, and it's completely gone (sciatic leftovers I am assuming when I had a pinched nerve) I dropped weight although I didn't check before I started, I know I had accumulated some weight back over the m... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:19:27 EST 10 day detox http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811225 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l119784414.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is Dr. Hymans 10 day detox, actually reminds me more of what clean eating is all about. I was really interested in the protein breakfast shake. I feel it's a very good way to kick off, any type of eating a person would want to do in the future, your not seeing any processed or anything sugar in this plan. When I started my 30 day raw it wasn't that hard to do, when I ate mostly like this. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:43:01 EST RAW CARROT CAKE WITH CASHEW CREAM CHEESE FROSTING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792259 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l273975895.jpg">We all love(d) the classic dessert version of carrot cake, but I'm not crazy about the processed ingredients like white sugar, refined flour, pasteurized butter and cream cheese. I decided to remake this baby with healthy whole foods! Consider it DONE. <BR> RAW CARROT CAKE WITH CASHEW CREAM CHEESE FROSTING <BR> THIS RECIPE IS : <BR> Dairy FreeKid-FriendlyRaw VeganVegan <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> Cashew frosting <B... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 12:47:53 EST Baked Apples in a Bag! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791956 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l349506132.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I made it today, it's really good I used stevia and left the skin on the apple. One thing I learned though, is make sure you leave a tiny area of the bag unsealed, it blows up like a balloon if you don't. I am sure there is different ways to do this with other fruits like pears. <BR> <BR> <BR> Baked Apples in a Bag! <BR> <BR> 1 apple, 1tsp sugar, 1tsp water, 1/4tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cornstarch. <BR> <BR> Put ... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 22:08:09 EST Healthy chocolate chip cookies, No sugar No flour! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788443 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1388212899.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 3 mashed bananas (ripe) <BR> 1/3 cup apple sauce <BR> 2 cups oats <BR> 1/4 cup almond milk <BR> 1/4 cup raisins or nuts <BR> 1 cup good chocolate chunks <BR> 1 tsp vanilla <BR> 1 tsp cinnamon <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> preheat oven to 350 degrees <BR> bake for 15-20 minutes <BR> <BR> I would use dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate has sugar and fat. <BR> Cool and Enjoy! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:14:17 EST Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781911 Roasted cauliflower? A whole head of cauliflower? This recipe has you slathering cauliflower in a spicy yogurt marinade and roasting it at a high temperature. The result is an amazingly delicious dish that’s as dramatic in presentation as it is easy in preparation. Serve it with a big green salad (we suggest lime juice and olive oil for the dressing) for an easy weeknight supper. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l857213500.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:19:07 EST That dastardly SUGAR!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781221 I just found out my bestie, has a yeast problem. She is full of it. Any way first thing they said for her to ditch was yes....hold on.....here it is! SUGAR!!! I guess like cancer cells, yeast feeds on sugar as well. She has been feeling pretty lathargic, barely able to lift herself up from bed in the mornings, they have been trying to find out why, and they did the test, and that is what they found. I have been telling her and her Hubby to stop eating sugar for a long time, he is diabet... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:02:24 EST Homemade Vegan Nutella http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774761 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l284068439.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Homemade Vegan Nutella <BR> makes about 1 1/4 cups <BR> 2 cups soaked and dehydrated raw hazelnuts (see above chart on how to do this) <BR> 1/4 cup raw cacao or cocoa powder <BR> 1-2 tablespoons neutral, light tasting or flavor-complimenting oil, I prefer coconut oil <BR> 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk <BR> 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste from one vanilla bean (I went with both) <BR> 1/2 ... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 20:06:10 EST Raw Vegan taco salad with macadamia sour cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771269 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2056045443.jpg">w <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't know where to begin. Yes grueling to put it all together. But it's my main meal for the next 4 days. It was so delicious I cannot even begin to tell you how delicious it was! It's going to be fun this next 30 days, trying out new things, and all raw! <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/raw-taco-<BR>salad/ Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:30:42 EST 30 day raw food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769980 I can do this. I have been eating clean for sometime now, and I see this being an easy task, because I already gave up most of it. It's just a matter of not cooking food, and giving up meat and caffiene. I am already set to start September 1 - 30, perfect way to start with a month that is only 30 days. It will be an adjustment, but minor. I can't wait "I got this!!" Will keep blog posting at the end of every week, and after the 30 days will have another blood test, and see the Dr. to ge... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:16:12 EST Bye Bye belly fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768969 Flat Belly Diet: Fact or Fiction? <BR> By Connie Brichford | Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD <BR> Do certain foods help you maintain a slim waist? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Chances are you’ve seen more than a few ads online for "flat belly diets," or diets that promise to reduce your waistline and melt away abdominal fat if you eat and avoid certain foods. Menopausal women are often the intended audience if these diet ads. But is there any truth to their diet claims? Can having a flat ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:24:45 EST Diabetes and Exercise: Why It’s Important to Stay Fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768895 Diabetes and Exercise: Why It’s Important to Stay Fit <BR> <BR> If you have diabetes, you have an increased risk of developing certain health conditions, including heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and nerve problems. By following your doctor's recommendations for keeping your blood glucose levels under control, you can reduce your risk of developing these complications. <BR> <BR> Researchers have found that people who exercise regularly have: <BR> <BR> Lower blood glucose levels <BR> ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:18:38 EST Kicking sugar to the curb, can you do it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767289 I challenge all to not have any sugar whatsoever, this includes anything with it being in the first 5 ingredients (packaged items) for one week, and let me know how you feel at the end of that week. This means you pick the week starting. You will no longer crave sugar items, this includes high carb items like in bread, flours and pastas, they convert to sugar. (You will choose more wisely after the week, if your faithful to it) It always works for me. I started it again the first of August, a... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:53:48 EST My DIY Flag http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711300 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l740992321.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is my DIY flag, I saw a picture on Pinterest and decided to go ahead and make one. Oh my goodness the response I got was phenomenal. So many people want me to make them one! I might make a couple of more, before the 4th of July. But others will have to wait until the 4th next year, so I can make several through the rest of this year and the first part of next year. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:09:31 EST Fantasy Fanatic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653514 Reason I am so gaga over Once upon a Time! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1872177164.jpg"> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:01:28 EST