Weight loss, exercise, habits, and goals tend to change throughout your life like some crazy roller coaster. They are influenced by our family, friends, health, work, and so many other forces that we can not foresee. But the most important thi... Read more
Last month I was honored to be named a SparkPeople Motivator of the Day. It's so easy to be motivated when you have a site like SparkPeople that helps you do your best, guides you in the right direction with a nudge (not a push), and helps you... Read more
A few months ago I injured my hip and was unable to sit (90 degrees) longer than 10 minutes without pain and/or numbness. Numerous doctors, scans, pharmaceuticals, etc later, it was finally noted that I had a hip labral tear. Basically, I tore... Read more
I am a member of a great group that tracks their walking and has fun competitions for step averages, number of steps total, or even increased step averages.
I've created a group especially for SparkPeople that are interested in adding some... Read more
On June 5th, 2007 I weighed in at 167 pounds and was not happy with the way I looked and felt, and I couldn't walk the half mile around the block without breathing problems and constantly having to stop. I had multiple medical issues and I neede... Read more
Here's a fun little application. Put on your favorite music and start tapping to it on your keyboard to find out what the rate is!
Don't get too hooked, it can be an enormous time waste... Read more
Day 1 and Ready for the SparkPeople's Official Swimsuit Bootcamp!
Goals for the month: Lose 6 Pounds, preferably coming from my Ribs ... Read more
10,000 Steps a Day - Average of 5 Miles (2000 steps per mile)
What did you do this weekend? Did you get your 10,000 steps a day in for your activity? Many people take the opportunity to get active, but don't know if they achieved an avera... Read more
In past months I have been rather successful in tracking my steps and getting the cardio up at the same time. So now that winter is over, I am getting outside more often. Here I go again!
April Goal: 10,000 steps a day (Total of 300,000 ... Read more
A friend recently started her own SparkTeam and I wanted to share it with you.
Basically it is for people who want to download (FREE) music that is specifically set up with a set number of beats per minute to help people who want to run, j... Read more
For the past few weeks I've been rather ill. During that time I didn't track my foods, I didn't exercise like I should, and I wasn't as careful with my calories as I would have liked.
I'm lucky though ... I only gained 2.5 lbs. I'm not b... Read more
I know how devastating pictures can be when you are not happy with your weight, but I hope I can offer one piece of advice that may make those pictures a little more tolerable.
Not everyone has lost a loved one before, but I'm sure those w... Read more
SparkPeople members are also members of South Beach, Weight Watchers, and other diet related web sites. Here is a list given by WW ... many of these ideas are just common sense. See how many little changes you can make in your day that will al... Read more
Below is an article from Prevention that really makes sense for everyone! Especially to people new to the health and fitness arena! You can find the Article by going to the link.
My own personal tips on adding a few more minutes of exerci... Read more
These are some common slip-ups when trying to lose weight.
- Late Night Binging
- No Early-Morning Exercise
- Friends & Family Sabotaging Your Efforts
- Bad workout or skip one
Prevention.com gives some ideas on quick-fixes and long... Read more