Even wonder if what you trainer is doing is acceptable, or even grounds for letting him or her go? Here's my short list of what I feel you should and should not accept from a personal trainer, as well as what you can do to rectify the situation... Read more
You know how it is- You are at a dinner somewhere, and a well-meaning hostess decides that you just MUST try her special Batter-Dipped Double Fried Shortening that she ONLY makes for this particular occasion. You really don't want to derail you... Read more
I don't usually upload my video blogs here, but this is one I thought my fellow Sparkers might find handy, with ideas on how to custom make a protein shake to your own needs and goals. I also introduce my tail wagger!... Read more
Delicious and nutritious whole-grain bread with healthy Omegas from ground flaxseed!
This is the last Vlog I am going to upload on SparkPeople. It's too time consuming and I'm not getting much feedback, so not sure how many it's really re... Read more
What some people call "protain pancakes" are nothing more than whey protein powder and egg whites. Not very tasty. After much trial and error, I finally came up with a recipe that my entire family loves.... Read more
Anyone who has read my Sparkpage knows that I have recently gained more weight than I am comfortable carrying, and that a lot of this came from stress eating. But in doing the self-examination that comes along with the Spark Coach Program (whic... Read more
Yesterday, or more specifically last night, I went off the rails with my eating.
The problem started because I was genuinely hungry later in the evening. All I could think about was carbs. One trick I have to keep myself from eating on... Read more
We learned a lot making this. We know it's long and are looking into ways to make the upcoming recipe demos shorter. Some things I learned from watching myself: I need to stop saying "um" so much, I need to keep my hands off of my face (there wa... Read more
As I mentioned in my last blog, I am currently doing the Spark Coach program (which, for the record, has been very helpful in getting my head back into a healthy place).
Anyhoo, today's challenge was to write down 3 positive things that I'... Read more
As many of you know, I changed the main section of my Spark Page to reflect the honest truth about what has been going on with me in the mental/weight gain area. In doing so, I arrived at the conclusion that I needed some help. After praying (... Read more
I love oatmeal and eat it almost every morning. But I also like variety, and have found ways to spruce it up and make it a complete meal with protein powder. The only brand I use is Beverly International, since I know their quality is sound. ... Read more
One lesson I have learned the hard way in my fitness journey: Don't take on anything to lose weight that you aren't willing to do on a permanent basis.
If you do a bunch of nutty stuff to lose weight, you are very likely to gain the weigh... Read more
When it comes to fitness and weight loss, I have learned that if I have a specific and measurable method of both setting and looking at my goals it not only helps me with achieving and believing I an accomplish them, but also with visualizing an... Read more