New Lunch Menu Items at the Cloverleaf Café
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!
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
What To Do With Fresh Figs
My last post begging for suggestions on what to do with fresh figs generated a lot of helpful information from fellow SPARKers (thank you all so much!!! I knew I could count on you!!) who gave me some internet sites to explore. I quickly found ... Read more
When I was a kid, I was a fan of Fig Newtons (well, actually, I was a fan of any kind of cookie, if truth be told!), but I had never actually eaten a fresh fig. Occasionally, I would find a fig or two in a salad or entrée at a restaurant, but, ... Read more
Tracking – Because It Works!!!
The day I finally lose that last pound and everyone asks me how I did it, I will tell them that one of the most important things I did was to track what I ate. It didn’t come easy for me. I was so sure I could keep everything in my head and no... Read more
My WW Gem of the Week
(Title credit to my SP buddy GOROSIEO)
It is hard to top last week’s meeting about complacency and how it can thwart your weight loss plans. That was something I hadn’t thought about before and it really spoke to me.
This week’s meet... Read more
Today at My WW Meeting…
…the topic was “I could lose weight if only…”. We brainstormed a long list (the need for will power, a personal trainer, staying motivated, what to cook for picky family members and such) and then brainstormed ways to deal with them (I, of cour... Read more
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