A. Age: 58
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate: Vacuuming
D. Dogs: 4 year old Lab, Allie
E. Essential start to your day: Grapenuts, frozen blueberries, almond milk and maple syrup
F. Favorite color: Salmon
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It’s true. Any time in the past when I tried to lose weight, I went on a diet. You know what I mean. It might have been Atkins or just watching out for the sweet stuff. When I came to Sparkpeople I began to count calories. That made a lot ... Read more
Last week there was a polite uproar among Sparkpeople users stating their opposition to the new button that appeared under blogs.
Very quickly Sparkpeople responded [Go to Community/Blogs/Announcements (in tiny letters at the bottom of the ... Read more
If everyone were to make the following their activity for the next few days, maybe Sparkpeople would realize how important our private blogging world is to us.....
"Sparkpeople, PLEASE make our blogs private as the DEFAULT setting. We do n... Read more
I have had some questions about the plant based diet. Today I saw this video and I thought it might answer some questions. The speaker is Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. He is the author of the first book I suggested reading - Prevent and Reverse Hea... Read more
I had made a promise that by the 10th I would know what I was doing. I'm going to modify that slightly. By the 10th, I will have outlined the possibilities so that I can make an educated decision.
I had been so sure that I wanted to fold... Read more
Everyone is different. Everyone finds success differently. I have finally found what feels right and what is working for me.
I found Sparkpeople by accident a year and a half ago. I thought that this was going to be my magic bullet. I ... Read more
"Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all." Brian Tracy Author and Speaker
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." Walt Disney 1901-1... Read more
August 28th, Hurricane Irene changed the look of Vermont and the lives of her residents. We were fortunate, but many friends and neighbors were not so lucky. We live at the end of a 2.5 mile dirt road that parallels a year-round brook. For on... Read more
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This isn't rocket science, but it's a nice reminder that showed up in my inbox today. This is something to be used here with Sparkpeople, or in any as... Read more
To my friends: I feel as though I have let you down with my slip-ups. I have never forgotten Sparkpeople, even if I was off the wagon. I know what I need to do, but when I fall off the wagon for one lousy little snack, I go down in the ditch ... Read more
….and that’s okay. There is still tomorrow. I admit I lost my way for a while. I haven’t forgotten where I’m headed, and I will get there. It is frustrating to have slid backwards losing fitness stamina and gaining pounds. I will turn it ar... Read more
Good - When I wrote a week ago, I shared the news about Cathy, the only other sales agent in my office. Cathy had been diagnosed with a Carcinoid Tumor in her small intestine. The surgery went really well, but the first thought was that chemo ... Read more
I can’t believe that I let this happen, but I did. When you fall, there is only one thing to do. Get back up and move on. There’s one more thing…you can learn by your mistakes.
There’s a rule of thumb that we often refer to. Three weeks... Read more
I have completed day 5 of the 28 Day Boot Camp. Boot Camp is a team that you can join at any time. You will commit to cardio 5 days and short 10 min strength type exercises each day. I am loving it. I won't let myself not do it....even if i... Read more