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Nice pictures, huh? If I want them to look better, I have to BE better!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009      2 comments

For dozens of years I've shied away from cameras to the point of becoming angry when someone took my picture. I would have rather not see the way I looked than to just accept that I DID look that way, and that if I wanted to change the picture,... Read more

Bold move!

Monday, May 04, 2009      5 comments

This was a pretty bold move, posting my "before" pictures right on the front of my SparkPage!! But there they are, for the whole world to see! I'm hoping that the "after" pictures will make it all worthwhile. I guess I could have just posted... Read more

Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp, day 1

Sunday, May 03, 2009      1 comments

Beginning weight and measurements: Weight - 178.8 Waist - 37 Bust - 43.5 Hip - 44 Bicep - 13 Thigh - 22 Calf - 15.5 I'm excited to get started with this bootcamp. I've been getting a lot of exercise in the last few weeks... Read more

Speed Up Your Fat Loss!

Thursday, April 30, 2009      4 comments

This is a copy and paste version of an article by the same name, by Raphael Calzadilla, BA, CPT, ACE, RTS1 eDiets Chief Fitness Pro. Raphael provided a lot of fitness tips to me personally, via email and in online discussion meetings, to help m... Read more

"Remembrance of Fat.." - yet another great SparkPeople article!

Thursday, April 30, 2009      0 comments

This article deals with the connection between oleic acids from fat and food cravings. Read it here-> www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/health_news_detail.as
p?health_day=626474 These SparkPeople articles never cease to ... Read more

7 Foods For Strong Bones (Warning, long article)

Monday, April 27, 2009      1 comments

From http://www.lifescript.com LifeScript: Women's health, fashion & entertainment 7 Best Bone-Building Foods Thursday, February 19, 2009 Women start to lose bone mass in their 30s. But a good diet will lower the risk of a weak ske... Read more

Click To Give, Donate a Mammogram!

Sunday, April 26, 2009      1 comments

The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site a... Read more

I went on the most AWESOME hike ever today!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009      1 comments

Seriously, rough and rugged (for me, anyway), hill climbing, stepping on rocks to cross streams, ROCK CLIMBING, and lots of beautiful scenery (although it will be much MORE beautiful once it greens up around here). Best of all, that was my SECO... Read more

Self Motivation tips

Thursday, April 23, 2009      1 comments

* Have a fall-back plan Setting a goal can be tricky. If it’s too easy, you’ll probably lose interest and drive. If it’s too hard, you may fall short and quit due to the feeling that you’ve failed. Give yourself some ‘wiggle-room’! Sometimes i... Read more

Recipe: PEPPER JELLY & SOY GLAZED SALMON

Tuesday, April 14, 2009      0 comments

I could have just added this to my cookbook, but it takes so long to use the recipe tool that I decided to just copy and paste the recipe here instead. That way I've still got it handy, and can share it with others as well ;) Pepper Jelly ... Read more

Fat Burning Workout Q&A, from Ask The Expert

Monday, April 13, 2009      0 comments

Ask the Expert Q Do lower-intensity "fat burning" workouts really burn more fat? A The information on cardio machines can be deceiving. The "fat burning zone" is a myth that is based on a fact, but taken out of context. It's ... Read more

KNEE PAIN EXERCISES

Sunday, April 12, 2009      4 comments

I got the following information from www.bigkneepain.com/knee
-exercises.html Knee Exercises (Many of these exercises can be found right here at SP, this just singles out those that are most helpful for bad knees.) ... Read more

PORTION CONTROL: tips for portion sizes

Saturday, April 11, 2009      0 comments

Several well-controlled, laboratory-based studies have shown that serving larger portions leads to eating more food. Even when eating more, people don't report being more satisfied. Most people underestimate the amount of food they eat -- and... Read more

OK, so I think I have it figured out now...

Friday, April 10, 2009      1 comments

I just need to stop worrying so much about doing it "right", and listen to what my body's telling me instead. Some days I'm energetic, and on give it my all on those days. On other days I just feel worn out...maybe that's because I AM worn out... Read more

Fresh Start: So far, so good!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009      0 comments

I'm newly motivated with my fresh start. I've already noticed a difference, or new learning experience. I've found that when I'm not pushing myself so hard to keep doing more, I'm also not so hungry all the time! Read more


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