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Another Healthy Lifestyle Choice

Sunday, February 27, 2011      8 comments

Lowering your sodium intake is definitely a part of a healthy lifestyle. If you are trying to lower your sodium intake (and the new U.S. Nutrition Guidelines, as well as the American Heart Association, encourage keeping it below 1500 mg), you mi... Read more

Goals Set, Goals Met!

Saturday, February 26, 2011      15 comments

These are my goals with progress notes for Week 1 of the 2011 Winter 5% Challenge 1. I will log my daily nutrition and fitness info on the Spark Trackers daily. Read more

Links to Success

Friday, February 25, 2011      16 comments

One of the things I like about SP is that there is so much information about every aspect of attaining a healthy lifestyle. One of the first things I learned was that I could save particularly helpful articles, and they could be stored ever so ... Read more

Timely Information

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      12 comments

I attended my WW meeting this morning, and the focus was portion control emoticon Ė including ways to deal with it ... Read more

Day 4 Ė The Simple Truth

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      10 comments

I have been with Spark for two years, have done a lot of reading on the subject of losing weight, and tried many diets over the years. So, I have substantial research and personal experience to back me up (donít we all, I might add!) when I tel... Read more

Day 3ÖMy Challenge within the Challenge

Monday, February 21, 2011      9 comments

There is more to this winter challenge than just losing weight. For me, it is also about stepping up healthy habits and behaviors that will help me maintain that loss. As I reflect on my progress so far, I have a fairly impressive list, i... Read more

Day 2 Planning for Success

Sunday, February 20, 2011      9 comments

I hit the Farmersí Market this morning looking for items that would support my goal to eat sensibly. If there is one thing I have learned, it is that you canít be eating sensibly if you arenít eating at least five fruits and veggies a day. ... Read more

Up for the Challenge

Saturday, February 19, 2011      10 comments

The Winter 2011 5% Challenge, that is! During this eight week challenge, I have three major expectations: --to weigh less at the end (preferably the full 5%, but there is this little matter of a 14-day cruise celebrating my 35th wedding anni... Read more

My Goals for the 2011 Winter 5% Challenge

Monday, February 14, 2011      9 comments

Assignment #1 These are my goals for the 2011 Winter 5% Challenge. 1. I will log my daily nutrition and fitness info on the Spark Trackers daily. 2. I will follow Sparkpeople nutritional guidelines and stay within the calorie rang... Read more

Good for Your Heart Breakfast

Monday, February 07, 2011      12 comments

My main go-to breakfast, especially during winter, is oatmeal. Any breakfast with oatmeal is going to be heart-healthy, but I keep looking for ways to maximize its potential - getting more bang for the buck, so to speak. A good thing to add is... Read more

Trying to get my groove back...

Saturday, January 15, 2011      9 comments

A lightbulb went on in October, and I was finally on a roll exercising, tracking, and just generally making healthy choices every day and losing pounds at a good rate. I was doing fairly well through December, and then I ran into a few obstacle... Read more

Moving right along!

Thursday, January 06, 2011      10 comments

I think one of the biggest challenges I have had in developing a healthy life-style has to do with exercise. Growing up, I had few positive experiences with exercise, and I just didnít like it. There really wasnít much of a PE program at my el... Read more

January Mini-Challenges Day 2

Sunday, January 02, 2011      7 comments

My first mini-challenge was to complete two sessions of 30 minute cardio. I knocked those out yesterday, and I have completed one more session today. Some days I amaze myself! Now that I have proved to myself that I can do this, I feel confide... Read more

January - Mini-Challenge #1

Saturday, January 01, 2011      5 comments

Las year, I participated in some mini-challenges on different teams, and I found them to be highly motivating and effective. Today I am challenging myself to complete 60 minutes of cardio in two sets of 30 minutes each. I have been doing sets ... Read more

Another year over...

Saturday, January 01, 2011      6 comments

After all is said and done, 2010 was a turning point for me, and I finally starting building healthy habits. It took all year with many small steps and some missteps, but I now track what I eat on a daily basis fairly consistently; I stay with... Read more

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