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Commercial Shoot

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      26 comments

This blog is a little different than most of my blogs. I'm going to talk about an experience I had, at the request of my SparkFriend Kathy, AKA TheHonestMe. I had the opportunity to do something truly unusual for me today: Shoot a commerc... Read more

Another Product Recommendation: Micro Steamer

Friday, June 17, 2011      8 comments

First off, I want to say that I am NOT a Pampered Chef consultant! (I don't even know a Pampered Chef consultant, come to think of it!) Now I want to ask a question: Do you own a Pampered Chef Micro Steamer? www.pamperedchef.... Read more

The Older You Are, The More You Gotta Move To Lose!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      20 comments

When I was 34 years old I lost 30 pounds without exercise. I followed the Weight Watchers program (materials purchsed on Ebay because I was a broke single mother of four) and occasionally took short walks during my lunch at work. That was it. ... Read more

Don't Pre-Load Your Fork

Monday, June 06, 2011      18 comments

This is a really simple tip that I heard somewhere lately (I think it was a Weight Watchers meeting): Don't pre-load your fork. Wait to put more food on it before you are done chewing and swallowing the current bite. I have a deserved repu... Read more

10 Things That Might Surprise You About Me

Saturday, May 21, 2011      25 comments

1. I eat. A lot. I enjoy a large volume of food and this helps to keep me from binging. My secret? My plate is piled high with non-starchy vegetables, and I have gi-normous salads often. To season my veggies I sprinkle on various seasonings... Read more

Make Sure Your Trainer or Nutritionist is Qualified

Friday, May 13, 2011      16 comments

Make sure that who you hire as a Personal Trainer or Sports Nutritionist is qualified to help you. Here's a few tips: - Ask to see their certification. In person, either a personal trainer or sports nutritionist should be able to show you... Read more

Tight Abs and Loose Skin

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      34 comments

Lately I've been getting quite a lot of positive comments about my abs on my new professional pics I posted here on Spark, mostly because I've had four babies and women are marveling at how I got my abs into the shape they are in. While I real... Read more

The Importance of Water

Sunday, May 08, 2011      17 comments

One of the keys to losing and now maintaining my weight has been drinking copious amounts of water (rarely less than 1 and sometimes up to 2 gallons a day). I promised someone a while back who was surprised I considered it so important that I w... Read more

It's All In The Details

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      28 comments

I've been working with an individual who is in the middle of his weight loss journey. He has managed to lose about 40 pounds but still has at least that much to go and has hit a plateau. I asked him if he was logging everything that crossed hi... Read more

Avoiding the Huge Post-Contest Weight Gain

Monday, April 11, 2011      14 comments

A common and often disappointing issue that competitors who have just been through a cutting diet experience is gaining most, if not all, of the weight that they lost through 12-16 weeks of grueling training and restrictive eating back within a... Read more

How I Worked Out During the 12-Week Challenge

Thursday, April 07, 2011      12 comments

I promised another Sparker that I would post about how I exercised during the 12-week Transformation Challenge with my gym. I feel an obligation, however, to point out that my changes came mainly from how I ate, not how I worked out. As I have... Read more

My "Secret" Cutting Diet for the 12-week Challange

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      29 comments

Okay, here it is..... The way I ate to get my size to come down 9 pounds in 5 weeks. (Remember, the first 7 weeks no progress was made with help of a professional, so I "wung it" on my own after that.) After a good, hard, panicked cry at ... Read more

The 12 Week Transformation is Complete!!!!! Final Progress Pics!

Sunday, March 27, 2011      63 comments

Today is the day my final pics and measurements in the 12-week challenge with my gym. While it will be a long time before I hear the results of the contest, I wanted to share my own progress pics with my Spark Friends. When I did a 12-week... Read more

Rachel Mac Progress Pic Challenge - Final Week

Thursday, February 24, 2011      24 comments

Warning! A lot of pictures ahead! emoticon As anyone who read my blog from yesterday knows, this past week I ... Read more

Lunging Without Damaging Your Knees

Sunday, February 13, 2011      20 comments

My belief is that, after Squats, lunges are the best exercise out there for the lower body- Especially the butt! If yours is flat, lunges will help round it out. If it's too round, lunges will help it look more compact. The folks I've seen wh... Read more


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