I was asked to think about what helps me most in trying to stay healthy and I have to say that goal setting has always been my best way to make lifestyle changes. One of the things that attracted me to SparkPeople is their emphasis on goals and ... Read more
Yesterday I became a person who has weighed on or below my goal weight of 128 for one full year. I can't be more proud of me nor can my DH but I am truly way more proud of my SparkFriends who are the most awesome folks I know. I just can not bel... Read more
I have recently fallen in love with Trader Joe's Simply Almonds, Cashews and cranberries. I seem to have a quarter cup every day. Here is the nutritional breakdown:
Calories 150 Kcal
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Choles... Read more
About 5 years ago, I got involved with a group who does hiking along the Guadalupe River in San Jose. Each Spring and Fall they have about 6 hikes to various parts of trail. I look forward to the group every year. We started up again on 3/9. It... Read more
Today is our day to add anything else we'd like to share with our Team. I have to says that this blogging adventure has been quite a challenge. It takes me about an hour every day to write this blog and visit and comment on my teammates spark bl... Read more
Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it!
What I love about this 5% challenge is the amazing willingness to offer support whenever it's needed. In any set of blog comments there is a real willingness to support and help. It is suc... Read more
How can I improve? Let me count the ways!
More strength building exercise
Eat more freggies
A second yoga class
In my mind if you can't find something to improve on, you're just not ... Read more
So far so good. Smaller coffee pot bought and installed in the kitchen. My old 10 cup coffee pot is on a shelf in the utility room where I can get to it when we have guests.
Down to two cups is working great. I haven't lost any energy but... Read more
What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?
Well yesterday's blog comments included a number of folks who think that since coffee is the #1 means for US citizens to get anti-oxidants this isn't the best choice to improve my... Read more
I just got back from my local high school track. I read about the one mile test on today's start page www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/Fitness_articles.asp? id=1496 and I haven't really checked my speed since last year when I w... Read more
Yesterday I sat down with my usual mug of coffee to think about how to cut down on coffee. I quit smoking cold turkey so maybe that will work with this problem too. I have my own coffee maker at work because I don't like the coffee at our offic... Read more
My new 5% Winter challenge goal is to kill off my coffee addiction. I am typically a four cup a day coffee addict. I am going to cut down to one cup. This addiction not only makes me jittery, it comes with an addiction to half & half and equal. ... Read more
This past president's day weekend we were invited to the home of our good friends to party all weekend. It was a great time of good healthy food, great conversation and I discovered a new sport that I absolutely love. Snowshoeing!! My friends li... Read more
How much and how often will you exercise?
I will walk at least 3 miles daily.
MWFSa are power walking days 4 mph +
TThSu are Friend walking days when I walk with a good friend or my DH slow enough to be able to chat and share thoughts... Read more
We've fallen into a regular rhythm of having Salmon every Monday since we need to get more fish in our diet and Salmon is so nutritious and tastes great. We have it on Monday since our garbage is collected on Tuesday morning and we can get rid o... Read more