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So, Here Is the Plan...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      11 comments

There has got to be a way for me to successfully deal with eating out. As my SP buddy GOROSIEO suggested, "...we have to develop this eating out system in our own heads for long term so it a) doesn't derail our efforts and b) we can maintain th... Read more

Minor Tracking Obstacle

Monday, January 16, 2012      10 comments

I have been successfully tracking all week. Of course, it is only Monday, but, still, I am on a roll and building consistency. It really isn't so long as I am home. It is when I go out that I have a problem, and I am going out ... Read more

Habit Forming...

Sunday, January 15, 2012      8 comments

If you want to make something a habit, you have to work at it. The odds are improved if it is something that can be done daily. Being consistent is key. At one point during this process (my most successful, I might add), I made tracking ever... Read more

Getting There...

Sunday, January 15, 2012      9 comments

I am very consistent about drinking at least 8 glasses of water, eating at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies, and exercising at least 30 minutes every day. I am really at the point where I am on auto-pilot with these healthy habits. My pr... Read more

New Dinner Items for the Cloverleaf Café

Friday, October 07, 2011      7 comments

Most of the recipes I have been using on a regular basis come from SPARK. DH is definitely a carnivore, so there is more meat than I like on the menu. (What can I say? I love the guy!) I mostly cook chicken, though, and a non-meat entrée once ... Read more

New Lunch Menu Items at the Cloverleaf Café

Saturday, October 01, 2011      13 comments

I mostly eat salads for lunch made with lots of veggies and a variety of protein options, but I do like a good sandwich now and then as well. So my menu options look like this: Veggie Chopped Salad (Three Ways) ¾ cup each of 3-4 differen... Read more

Breakfast, Steel Cut Oats, Dr. Oz, Oh, My!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011      10 comments

I knew I was on to something when I started eating steel cut oats for breakfast (thanks to SPARK members for sharing that suggestion!), and I keep singing their praises at every opportunity. I came across this article today which reinforces wha... Read more

A Few More Breakfast Items for the Cloverleaf Café

Monday, September 26, 2011      10 comments

The Cloverleaf Café has some great items on the menu, and here are a few more to add. I like a breakfast that is high in protein and will stay with me until lunch. Fair warning, my new favorite breakfast these days include steel cut outs with ... Read more

Switch Points - What a Concept!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      10 comments

At today’s WW meeting, the leader talked about the switch points on train tracks, whereby three inches of steel determines which direction a train goes. To illustrate her point, she said that one time a train employee hit the wrong button and s... Read more

One Challenge Over, Another About to Begin

Friday, September 09, 2011      14 comments

Just eight weeks ago, I started the 2011 SUMMER 5% Challenge. I committed to exercise (45-60 minutes per day, strength training 3 days a week), to track and stay within my Spark calorie range, and to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. ... Read more

Lesson Learned

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      11 comments

Probably the most important thing I have learned here is that there are going to be times that I get off track, but that is not a reason to admit defeat and give up. I used to have that mindset, but my SPARK buddies, along with SP resources, ha... Read more

Steel Cut Oats Rock

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      14 comments

I am getting on the bandwagon a little late, but I am so glad I finally got around to trying the steel cut oats so many Sparkers have recommended. Definitely a change of pace from regular oatmeal! I like the nutty taste and the heartier texture... Read more

The Next Step...Steel Cut Oatmeal

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      14 comments

I love oatmeal. It is a great breakfast that stays with you all morning and keeps those hunger pangs at bay. My favorite brand is Silver Palate Rough Cut Oats. I sometimes make it with milk, sometimes with unsweetened almond milk; I sometimes... Read more

Join the Fall 5% Challenge!

Sunday, September 04, 2011      13 comments

It is just what you need to support your efforts to develop and maintain healthy choices. I am just about to complete the Summer 5% Challenge, and I am so glad I gave it a go. Each week we focused on a different healthy lifestyle habit, and it... Read more

Whole Grains

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      10 comments

I totally get the health advantages of eating more whole grains, but I pretty much stay with things that I am most familiar with - whole wheat, oats, bulgar, brown rice, corn. I have branched out occasionally and used barley, farro, and quinoa,... Read more

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