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Drum Roll Please!
I finally got around to entering my recent 2-pound loss and did the math - I have officially lost 50 pounds!
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Vitamin D - Who Knew?
Are you getting enough Vitamin D? I bet you would think so as long as you are drinking your Vitamin D fortified milk and getting out in the sunlight for at least 15 minutes each day. How hard can that be? Apparently it is more difficult than ... Read more
I am really looking forward to…
. . .the day I am no longer overweight and I can walk into a clothes department – regular sizes – and actually find something I will like enough to buy. ... Read more
The Hard Part for me...
...is staying on track when I am dining out. I can manage at home, where I am in total control. I have pretty much figured out what I can have in the house and what I can't, so there really aren't too many temptations. It is easy to track, an... Read more
PB, My New BF
I always liked it, but I never used to have it that often. Now it is something I have just about every day. Peanut butter can get a bad rap because of its high fat and calorie content, but it really is a healthy choice that can help keep you o... Read more
Successes I Have Had Today...
You know how you slip up and go off track once in awhile?
Well, today was one of those off-track days for ... Read more
February was a productive month, and I reached all goals.
Maybe because it was shorter, but there were d... Read more
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
– including ways to deal with it ... Read more
Day 4 – 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 (don’t we all, I might add!) when I tel... Read more
Day 3…My 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 Farmers’ 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 can’t be eating sensibly if you aren’t 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