Well, yet again, we get a 100 year event. They seem to come much more often than every 100 years! Yesterday, parts of Phoenix and the surrounding area received a deluge of rain - up to 3 inches in areas within an hour (we average 7 to 8 inches... Read more
You have been here on Spark for a heck of a long time. 1,894 days, to be exact. And during most of that time, you have not worked very hard. You have coasted along, blaming your weight on your low metabolism due to your thyroid, and now the fo... Read more
Kathy reposted this from her Sparkpage - not sure where it came from, but I like it!
This Holiday Season, give yourself the gift of self-motivation:
1. Review your reasons for wanting to be healthier.
2. Think about how you fel... Read more
Well, I guess I need to get around to this week's challenge....
Week Sixteen Challenge - Main Challenge (30 points) + Bonus (20 Points)= 50 Points possible
Main: Blog or share with the team on this question: What are 2 thin... Read more
Hmmmm….reflecting on this SG challenge….
I did not lose any weight.
I did not lose any inches.
I did not meet any of my goals.
I also did not work very hard.
And I ate too much junk and had too many meals out.
I hav... Read more
This week's challenge:
For the main challenge this week, write a blog about a roadblock that stops you from being/doing your best. Be honest with yourself and your obstacles- let your Sunnies know one real struggle you face and what kind of... Read more
I did not realize that there were TWO Salsa Chicken recipes - one for the stove top, one for the crock pot. Which turns out better?
STOVE TOP SALSA CHICKEN
4 3-ounce portions of chicken breast (skinless and boneless)
2 cups salsa (a... Read more
1. reduce carbs and stick as much as I can to whole foods.
2. stay away from sourdough pretzels (Costco and World Market have big plastic jars of sourdough pretzels that are sooooo good….but they have to stay out of my house!) – with bo... Read more
Thyroid needs fluctuate with age and metabolism, so adjustments are needed as the body adjusts and changes. My TSH is higher than it should be so I need to argue with my doc to get a med increase. It is in "normal" range, but with the meds I a... Read more
In January 1979, I was young and weighed 118 (and thought I was too heavy). In August of 2008, I weighed 128 and had been that weight for at least 10 years. So, I was reasonably stable weight-wise, gaining 10 pounds over 30 years, typical for... Read more
I found this on another Sparkmember's blog. Interesting info!
www.fitnessmagazine.com/ weight-loss/tips/diet-tips /how-to-increase-metabolism/
I found the last page particularly interesting - the woman they stu... Read more
We do get cold weather here in the Valley of the Sun, but it usually comes late in January or more likely in February! However, the artic cold front is hitting here, too, though not as bad as the rest of you. With freezing temps forecast for t... Read more