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I Stepped Away from SparkPeople

Thursday, March 26, 2015      11 comments

This isn't an advice blog. This is an "Explaining myself because it's too much for a status" blog. :-) I've been largely MIA here on Spark for several months now. What triggered this is that I was trying my darndest to get to level 20 w... Read more

Interview with The Healthy Habit Lady

Thursday, March 26, 2015      1 comments

Many of you here on SparkPeople know of Debra Sue Higgenbotham (Spark handle HEALTHYHABITGAL). I had the honor and privilege of having her in my home. While the visit was short (she was called home early on medical emergency), we were able to ... Read more

What About Those Days You Just Don't Want to Exercise?

Monday, February 09, 2015      10 comments

I know you've been there..... You've scheduled your workout time, You got your backside out of bed, brushed your teeth and your workout gear on. You are headed out the door, or plugging the exercise DVD in, but you just do NOT want to ... Read more

Bariatric Surgery: Not For Cheaters!

Monday, February 02, 2015      5 comments

You know how people say that getting bariatric surgery is cheating in the weight loss game? I disagree. I have a very good friend who underwent bariatric (gastric bypass) surgery several years ago. And let me tell ya: It's no walk in the... Read more

Pillows and Purses

Sunday, February 01, 2015      5 comments

So I've griped on here (and just about everywhere else) about my bum shoulder. I fell many years ago on the ice and severely hurt it. Then I further did it in by doing a bench press with too much weight and no spotter. Enter torn rotator cuff... Read more

It's Paid For Whether You Eat It Or Not.

Sunday, January 04, 2015      11 comments

It's probably my most-used catch saying: "It's paid for whether you eat it or not". I say this when someone says they feel like they are wasting food by not eating it. Just a few minutes ago, after cutting off a big chunk off for my skinn... Read more

Your Trainer Did WHAT?

Saturday, November 22, 2014      4 comments

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

Managing Pushy Hostesses

Monday, November 10, 2014      6 comments

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

Protein Shake Tips and Tricks (video blog)

Sunday, October 26, 2014      1 comments

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

Whole Wheat Flax Bread Machine Bread (video blog)

Tuesday, September 09, 2014      2 comments

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

Easy Oven Beef and Vegetable Stew (video blog)

Wednesday, September 03, 2014      5 comments

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Protein Pancakes your whole family will love! (video blog)

Saturday, August 23, 2014      3 comments

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

If It's Working, Don't Change Anything!

Thursday, August 21, 2014      14 comments

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

Selective Amnesia

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      5 comments

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

My First Cooking Video: Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (video blog)

Monday, August 18, 2014      3 comments

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

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