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I am always researching to learn something new...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009      5 comments

I am trying to get back to a 100% Raw Food Diet and now I am not quite so sure. I really am obtaining great benefits from just the Vegetarian lifestyle. I will always try to eat Raw when possible. I will never give up my huge Raw dinner salad... Read more

Eating Healthy in the Summer with your veggies...

Monday, August 17, 2009      4 comments

Now you didnít think I was going to leave my favorite summer veggies out of the equation did you. I am so lucky to love in the Garden State as they call New Jersey. My all time favorite is the Jersey tomato followed by our sweet corn. The pro... Read more

Summertime is the easiest for me to stay on my diet...

Sunday, August 16, 2009      10 comments

I love summer but not for the many hours spent at the beach here at the Jersey Shore. I used to have a part time job as Sun Goddess in my younger years. I would always be out there worshipping the sun. It was very relaxing and I loved the ni... Read more

The big debate on exercise...

Saturday, August 15, 2009      9 comments

All of this recent hoopla in the media about the benefit of exercise is just plain crazy. Of course exercise is beneficial to weight loss! Has everyone lost their minds? Are they just looking for excuses not to exercise? A recent study f... Read more

My on going Love/Hate Relationship with my Scale

Friday, August 14, 2009      9 comments

I know I should be happy! I can tell myself that, " hey at least you lost another pound this week instead of losing zippo." I can tell myself that, "hey you lost 5 pounds last week, do you think you are really going to do that every week... Read more

Quinoa a Gluten Free Grain and my FAVORITE!

Thursday, August 13, 2009      12 comments

This is my absolute favorite grain that is actually a seed. I have obviously done my homework on this because it is so good for you and very versatile. Everyone needs to expand their culinary repertoire. Yesterday's Blog went over well on b... Read more

Take a second look at barley. It's a natural weight loss food.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009      15 comments

When barley is baked in casseroles, stuffed into vegetables, or served in place of rice, this flavorful, fiber-packed, Middle Eastern grain curbs your appetite for higher-calorie fare -- the bulking ability of fiber fills you up and reduce... Read more

Why it is important we Spark:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009      9 comments

I learn something new everyday or gain a new perspective. I was doing my regular Sparking for the day and I came across this quote that was posted by a newbie on Spark People. She has not been on Spark for that long but the quote she shared... Read more

I never thought I would be happy to see the scale stay the same!

Monday, August 10, 2009      4 comments

I went back in when I returned home from the barbeque and I logged my calories and made the updated post that I copied below (just the update). I went to bed praying "Dear God please do not let me gain any weight from tonight." I did not bi... Read more

Applying my tidbits of knowledge...

Sunday, August 09, 2009      11 comments

I certainly did not think I would be using something from yesterday's Blog of things to ponder so soon but yup it hit me smack in the face this morning. "You do not get what you wish for, you get what you work for. " My brother goes ou... Read more

Things to ponder while on our journey to a healthy body...

Saturday, August 08, 2009      16 comments

1. You do not get what you wish for, you get what you work for. Sounds a little like planning your menus, prepping your foods, busting out exercise at 4am when the world sleeps, and signing up for races even when others say you are craz... Read more

I AM SO HUMBLED AND SPEECHLESS!

Friday, August 07, 2009      9 comments

I am sorry but I just have to write my Blog on this today because this is something I never want to forget. I do go back and read my Blogs again and again as learning tools and this is definitely one that is going to up there as far as a confid... Read more

Adopt a theme song to inspire you on your new journey

Thursday, August 06, 2009      6 comments

I was reading in the Spark Blogs today a Blog about theme songs. I think we all need to adopt one. I am choosing I will survive by Gloria Gaynor. Yes, it is about surviving after breaking up with supposedly the love of your life. Well, I am ... Read more

I am so proud of the 2010 New Years Challenge Team!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009      5 comments

I am so proud to announce that in just 13 short days the Team lost as a total of 309 pounds. In a little over 2 weeks this team has grown to 185 members. One piece of knowledge that most of the Team members do not realize is that only 150 post... Read more

Seize the Momentum!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009      5 comments

It's not just about eating right. It's not just about exercise. There are 4 components that make up a successful weight loss plan. They are: meals, moving, muscle, and mindset. Our Meals Out of the four key elements in seeking weight... Read more


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