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
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
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 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
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