Potatoes vs. Cauliflower
I keep seeing all these articles about cauliflower lately--how they're a super-healthy substitution for potatoes, rice, pasta, you name it! These articles say "you'll never miss the potatoes--you'll never even know it's cauliflower."
Well,... Read more
Raising Healthy Kids
I recently read an SP blog posting from a mom who said she has 5 foods she'll NEVER feed her kids--things like hot dogs, sugar, pop, McDonalds, etc. I read the blog quickly then thought "wait a minute"--so I went back to the top & re-read her p... Read more
Sorry, "Coach Nicole," I have to disagree
My SP email had a rah-rah from Coach Nicole on the bottom--"Water is the only drink your body needs." Yeah, so I gather she has no family history of osteoporosis??? Lucky gal.
However, in my family, ALL the women have suffered from osteo... Read more
The beauty of braces
One of my daughters got braces on her teeth in September, and we've had to change some of our eating habits to accommodate the "no nuts, no popcorn, no crunchy foods" mandate from her orthodontist!
So I've found that I can't make most of t... Read more
Am I Healthier Fat?
It's been a wild ride for me...for a lot of years. 7 years ago I dedicated myself to losing the weight I'd gained after taking evil post-partum anti-depressants. At my high, I was 190 lbs, and wearing a size 3X. That's REALLY huge for someone... Read more
It's such a silly thing to be excited about, but I am! Today I reached 100,000 SparkPoints! It only took me 5 years, 9 months to do so.
Some other numbers that make me happy....I've logged on to SP for 820 straight days! And I've exerci... Read more
So many funny things happen every day that remind me I'm no longer a 20-something college grad, enjoying single life in a big city...although I still think of myself as young, life seems intent on reminding me that I'm 39, married with kids, liv... Read more
7MPH?!? Are you KIDDING me???
I read an SP Blog posting this morning that said a great 500-calorie treadmill workout was super-simple...just start around 4MPH, kick it up to 6MPH & then 7MPH, and then cool down at 3MPH.
SERIOUSLY!?!? How TALL are the people doing that... Read more
Can I Do This Again???
Ok...so it seems like a day of important dates...figured I'd better add a blog entry. I've been using SP for over 6 years now. The first year was a hard-fought Weight Loss year! I finally lost the 60 lbs I needed to lose, plus an extra 10 m... Read more
Reading some of the message board postings have driven me CRAZY lately...so I figured I'd vent in a quick blog posting. Everyone else is jumping off the bridge...so why not me too? LOL!
First--the misspellings are seriously annoying--it... Read more
No Pain, No Gain? When do you say ENOUGH?
Since starting SP over 5 years ago, my proudest accomplishment has been my Daily Exercise Habit. I exercise 7 days a week, treadmill, exercise bike, weight-lifting 3X a week....it keeps me healthy, it keeps me going! When I get a cold, I kee... Read more
Important DAILY HABITS
Important Daily Habits
1. Brush teeth 2 times a day
2. Drink milk for strong bones
3. Sleep 6-7 hours a night
4. Eat fruits & veggies
5. EXERCISE DAILY
Um, excuse me....WHAT was that last entry on the list?!? DAILY exercise?... Read more
Beating Winter Blahs
As I watch a normal "Montana blizzard" swirling heavy snow outside my window, I had to reflect on my week of workouts. I had a busy & junk-food crammed 2 weeks before Christmas, topped off with a Christmas Eve & Day FILLED with food. WAY too... Read more
Thanks to SP for making me today's Motivator of the Day--what a wonderful Christmas present! :)
My mother told me this morning (as we chatted on the phone, while each on our respective treadmills), that I really DO motivate her. Thanks to... Read more
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Merry Christmas to ALL!
What a great way to start my Christmas Eve...finding out I was today's SP Motivator of the Day. I feel honestly humbled by the honor.
All sarcasm & humor aside (because HEY--what's funnier than being fat & trying to lose weight?!!? Serio... Read more