VRAKLIS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=VRAKLIS VRAKLIS'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/ Wearing Thin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2707585 This is my first week back with sparkpeople after a year hiatus, and not a moment too soon! I have now worn a hole in the thigh of my latest (and final) pair of "fat pants." This has happened to two pairs of jeans previously, from my thighs rubbing together as I walk. It makes the material wear thin until it finally just dissolves. <BR> <BR> Since I'm already losing, I should be able to fit into my other pair that's just slightly smaller (and with thighs that haven't been worn too thin y... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 01:06:35 EST A new year, rife with opportunity. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2676714 My 2010 Resolutions: <BR> <BR> 1. Get 8 hours of sleep each night (!) <BR> 2. Live a healthy lifestyle: eat low-fat, low-sugar, more plant-life, lean mean, less processed foods, whole grains. Exercise at least 5 days a week, ultimately daily, and work up to aerobic exercise (min 30 minutes). <BR> 3. Lose at least 20 pounds, if not 30 and up to 40, by living healthy. <BR> 4. Pray daily <BR> 5. Continue learning and studying the bible. <BR> 6. Keep the house cleaner. Organize a chore list and... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 16:28:26 EST Drama in the Dressing Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1262069 Oh my goodness. I just got back from shopping and I'm stunned at what I saw in the mirror. I have only been on Sparkpeople a little over a week and only recorded what I ate half the time, but I have to say I'm newly dedicated to counting my calories b/c of this experience. I picked up size 10's and 12's, expecting them to fit nicely, and everything was too small. I knew I'd gained weight recently but still wasn't expecting this. I've lost weight in the past and have always gained most of... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 17:14:47 EST The best salmon EVER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1248186 Oh wow. My system is still having aftershocks since trying a recipe that my friend, Rossie, posted on her blog last week. Although salmon is my favorite fish, I don't love it. I eat it b/c it's good for you and it's not terrible. But prepared this way? Oh. My. Gorsh. I could have eaten an entire salmon prepared this way (although I didn't, of course! Just 3 ounces b/c I'm being a good girl). Try it. You won't regret it. And if you hate fish, this recipe just may make a convert out... Tue, 3 Jun 2008 23:23:09 EST