Another Healthy Lifestyle Choice
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!
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
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
I attended my WW meeting this morning, and the focus was portion control Ė including ways to deal with it ... Read more
Day 4 Ė The Simple Truth
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
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
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.
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Up for the Challenge
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
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
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...
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!
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
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
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...
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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