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MOTIVATION MATTERS
Monday, August 30, 2010      4 comments

Be your own inspiration. People who dropped pounds for personal reasons such as feeling confident were more likely to lose weight than those driven by external forces like a high school reunion. Internal incentives are more stable than surface... Read more
HAPPY AND HEALTHY
Sunday, August 29, 2010      4 comments

Did you know that if you think positive, you can avoid getting sick this season? Well, it's true! An important part of the immune system strengthens as people become more optimistic and weakens as they become more pessimistic. Sunny thoughts ... Read more
Weird diet tricks that really work - #6 of 6
Saturday, August 28, 2010      2 comments

MAKE LIKE A MONK Eat one meal per week in complete silence. Turn off your iPod and the TV, and even tell you dining partner to pipe down. WHY IT WORKS Research shows that a noisy environment leads diners to speed-eat, so that by ... Read more
Weird diet tricks that really work - #5 of 6
Friday, August 27, 2010      2 comments

DO DOWNWARD DOG Hit the mat at yoga class. Try Anusara, a style focused on alignment and concentration. WHY IT WORKS People who did yoga regularly had a lower body-mass index than those who didn't. But don't credit calorie burn:... Read more
Weird diet tricks that really work - #4 of 6
Thursday, August 26, 2010      2 comments

CARRY MORE CASH Keep dollars and cents on hand when you head to Starbucks, happy hour or dinner out. WHY IT WORKS People who pay for their food with cash make healthier purchases than people who pay with debit or credit cards. Co... Read more
Weird diet tricks that really work - #3 of 6
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      3 comments

EAT CHEETOS OFF CHINA Use plates and utensils whenever you snack, and sit down to enjoy your nibble, even if it's for only 20 minutes. WHY IT WORKS: People were more likely to perceive food as a snack if they finished eating it in... Read more
Weird diet tricks that really work - #2 of 6
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      3 comments

TALK TO YOURSELF If the opening notes of Saturday Night Live have you reaching for ice cream, announce to yourself and anyone else around, "I'm not hungry, but I am going to eat this anyway." WHY IT WORKS: Enjoy your favorite food... Read more
Weird diet tricks that really work-#1 of 6
Monday, August 23, 2010      2 comments

START WITH AN ORANGE. Peel the sweet, juicy citrus fruit before sitting down to lunch on a crazed day. WHY IT WORKS: The orange takes time & effort to peel, which forces you to slow down and helps stimulate the senses, so you're m... Read more
Seen in Glamour Magazine
Sunday, August 22, 2010      6 comments

This was posted on a scale: You have no hold on my mood, my day or my life. I am more than just a number. I am enough. I am beautiful - right now, as I am. It's not about losing weight - I'm taking better care of myself ... Read more
Friends
Sunday, August 08, 2010      6 comments

It is simply amazing to me just how much my SparkPeople friends have come to mean to me. One of my SparkPeople buddies is leaving because of personal problems. I feel as if I am losing a best friend. I don't want her to leave and sure hope th... Read more
Walking with Dinosaurs
Saturday, July 31, 2010      7 comments

We saw the show today - WOW!!!! It was truly amazing. These dinosaurs were so lifelike. It was the best show. So cool. This is the first time I have tried to load... Read more
Laughter-the best stress reliever
Friday, July 30, 2010      14 comments

Senior Wedding Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Miami , are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore.. Jacob suggests they go in. J... Read more
STRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, July 29, 2010      6 comments

I know I am supposed to be very happy that I have a job...and believe me, I am. However, the office manager, Carol and I are the only office staff...so with Carol so ill and out of the office almost 2 weeks already - this is tough stuff. ... Read more
4th of July
Saturday, July 03, 2010      6 comments

I just want to wish every single one of my Spark People friends the happiest 4th of July. I love this holiday with all it's patriotism and parades and family get-togethers and fireworks. It is one of my all-time favorite days. I love to... Read more
Petting Stingrays
Saturday, June 26, 2010      6 comments

I don't know if any of you have ever had the pleasure of petting a stingray...but what a neat experience it is! My husband & I went to Brookfield Zoo today. They have a special exhibit going on right now through Labor Day where you can actuall... Read more

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