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Almost four weeks...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      2 comments

My adventure in taking on a commitment to a twelve week training program 2 weeks before Thanksgiving is going well. I find I am doing a good job at following through with each workout, watching my intake, and still allowing room for some Holida... Read more
An Open Mind
Saturday, November 10, 2012      4 comments

I think an open mind has been my biggest asset in my health/fitness journey. Being willing to look at things differently and rework preconceived notions of things has made this a success. The majority of my life diet meant starving myself,... Read more
Mental Health and Physical Health
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      2 comments

I am a 35 year old female, recovering from alcohol addiction, and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I recently came across an article in the paper that discussed the effects of working out and managing mental health (particularly depression and ... Read more
I think I'm addicted...
Sunday, October 28, 2012      3 comments

I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2006. This past year, I have really committed to it and have started using the site like many people use Facebook. I made the decision that if I am going to be online doing social networking, that this... Read more
What's too much exercise?
Thursday, October 25, 2012      2 comments

My return to regular workouts has been great. I have found the I look forward to, if not love, going to the gym. However, I am wondering, how much is too much? I enjoy planning my workouts using sparkpeople and other linked sites. It's ... Read more
Wow, just wow...
Friday, October 05, 2012      1 comments

Talk about deception...I treated my niece to Chipotle last night while we were getting stuff for homecoming. We both had burrito bowls, mine veggie and her's chicken. I thought I was doing good with black and navy beans w/ brown rise salsa, li... Read more
The Value of Slow Eating...
Monday, October 01, 2012      1 comments

Due to my recent jaw injury, I have learned to value the joy of eating slowly. Instead of wolfing food down as quickly as possible, a slow leisurely approach seems to work. I seem to eat less, enjoy more, and stop when I am full. I'm no... Read more
Avocado as a substitute for Mayo
Friday, September 28, 2012      2 comments

I know this is uncommon, but I struggle with eat enough calories everyday. I'm 9 years post Gastric Bypass and am recovering from having my jaw broken. I seek any opportunity to increase my calorie intake in a good way I can. Today, I tri... Read more
And the beat goes on...
Monday, August 14, 2006      0 comments

So, here we go again. I'm really trying to get my life back under control in terms of health and nutrition. I do a decent job of working out and trying to eat right, however I need to fine tune my workout. I really want to develop lean muscle... Read more