Resisting the backslide
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      5 comments

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've posted. Been a hectic few months. I've been training, working on getting my Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A, so I can drive the big rigs. During training I observed practically ev... Read more
My best tips for weight loss/maintenance
Sunday, June 10, 2012      4 comments

I'm no expert on dieting and I'm not a certified nutritionist. But I can promise you that I've **extensively researched** dieting and a healthy eating lifestyle for a year, and I've found what really works, and not just for me. It's true that ... Read more
More than "halfway there" into maintaining... and feeling ENERGIZED!
Monday, June 04, 2012      5 comments

I picked a date this last December as the declared start date for weight maintenance. I achieved a goal weight which wound up *much lower* than my original target weight, set in July 2011. December was a good place to draw the line, a little o... Read more
How to make great tasting Iced Tea!
Thursday, May 24, 2012      3 comments

If you enjoy making your own, healthy iced tea, you'll want to read this. I'm going to share my secrets to making the best brewed iced tea you've ever had. Here are... Read more
How To: Determine Your Daily % of Saturated Fat
Monday, May 21, 2012      9 comments

Why is it important to track your daily percentage of saturated fat calories? The American Heart Association's Nutrition Committee strongly advises the following guideline... Read more
I Brainwashed My Taste Buds!
Friday, May 11, 2012      7 comments

I used to be addicted to pizza. Other vices included Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, and ice cream. My weight loss journey has led me to an epiphany; the one thing that recently stuck into my forehead like a dart. I've been eating clean for... Read more
Are you a member too many SparkTeams?
Thursday, May 10, 2012      7 comments

I'm new here and still learning about the culture of SparkPeople, but one thing I've noticed that needs commenting on are the numerous SparkTeams that have lots of members and hardly any activity. It seems to be the rule, not the exception. ... Read more
41! 86! Hut! Hut!
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      0 comments

Eating clean, along with exercise, has allowed me to lose over 40 pounds. I'll call the loss 41# here for the sake of argument (especially since I can easily drop a few pounds of water weight overnight). This explains the '41' in the title. ... Read more
So I ordered a couple of SparkPeople T-shirts today...
Friday, April 27, 2012      0 comments

... and I was lucky enough to get a FREE Tote bag included! And to think I was going to order *yesterday* but dragged my feet until today. I guess procrastinating paid off with today's special! So besides their 40% off deal on their Dri M... Read more
"Best of Series" is a plethora of weight loss tips
Monday, April 23, 2012      0 comments

Hi SparkPeople! When I was a moderator at another tracking site I found that the same questions kept coming up time and again. But the questions had already been answered numerous times. So I assembled all of the advice into threads, and ... Read more
High Potassium - Low Calories Food List (avail. for download)
Saturday, April 21, 2012      35 comments

Hi SparkPeople! I've migrated here from another calorie tracking site, and since I put a lot of work into this potassium list I thought I'd share it with y'all. We al... Read more