TMAYNARD50's SparkPeople Blog TMAYNARD50's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sayings 6 <img src=""> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 08:29:09 EST Protein Powders Information What Are Protein Powders? <BR> Protein powders come in various forms. The three common ones are whey, soy, and casein protein. “Whey is the most commonly used, because it’s a water-soluble milk protein,” says Peter Horvath, PhD, associate professor in the department of exercise and nutrition sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. “It’s also a complete protein, so it’s got all those advantages.” (Complete proteins contain all nine of the amino acids necessary for human dietar... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:01:48 EST Sayings 5 The choices you make today do effect your future! Every mile begins with the first step. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:20:44 EST Sayings 4 Plan it <BR> Do it <BR> Evaluate it <BR> Fix it <BR> Celebrate it <BR> Repeat it Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:32:27 EST Sayings 3 Don't look in the rear view mirror ~ keep your eyes straight ahead. What your eyes are focused on is what you will move toward ~ see yourself at your goal and drive forward! Sat, 15 Jun 2013 12:22:54 EST Sayings 2 What you put in is what you get out ~ take responsibility and make the effort because you are WORTH it! Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:36:52 EST Diabetes ~ Staying Motivated Staying Motivated ~ This is what I learned in a diabetic class I've been taking about staying motivated. Write down the pro's and con's of what you want to change (why do you want to change this? what's the benefit if I do and what am I loosing out on if I don't?). Keep records to track your progress (Sparkpeople is great at tracking). It is normal to have days where you don't want to do it and/or you don't feel like you're making progress or even moving backwards. When this happens... <BR> ... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:28:35 EST Diabetes ~ Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are the body's main source of fuel (energy). Starch and sugar in foods are Carbohydrates that convert to glucose (sugar) in the body. Your brain and Your body's cells need the glucose from carbohydrates in order to function. <BR> <BR> The amount and type of Carb's you eat will affect your blood glucose. You can keep your blood glucose at a healthy level by eating moderate amounts of carb's throughout the day. It is important to spread out carb's throughout the day to keep b... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:23:40 EST Diabetes ~ HbA1c or A1c (for short) 3 month blood glucose test HbA1c or A1c for short ~ is the level of glycosylated hemoglobin in your blood. It is an excellent measure of overall blood glucose control because it gives you an accurate picture of the amount of glucose in your blood over a three month period of time (it does not change throughout a day like blood glucose does ~ we use test strips for daily monitoring). <BR> <BR> People without diabetes have A1c levels of 4 to 6, depending on the lab method used. According to the U.S. Governments Nationa... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:09:06 EST Sayings 1 May our goals outweigh our momentary satisfactions Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:20:50 EST