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WIZKEY's Blogs

Where Do You Draw the Line?
Sunday, July 31, 2016      10 comments

As some of my Sparkfriends know, my son is an addict/alcoholic. He went through outpatient rehab and seemed to be doing well. He got a job and made some new friends. Then he lost his job because he couldn't keep up with the pace( bussing in a... Read more
Veggie Lentil Quinoa Bowl
Saturday, May 07, 2016      2 comments

I was reading the Sparkpeople blog a few weeks ago and came across a link to a recipe on Thrive Market. The recipe was for a yogi bowl. I was intr... Read more
My Top Six Superfoods
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      3 comments

What is the secret to a long and healthy life? Part of the answer lies in the food we eat. Superfoods are one term you might have read. But what do... Read more
Tropical Kale Smoothie
Thursday, April 14, 2016      2 comments

I'm a big fan of kale, especially if it's cooked and crispy (Green, Eggs and Spam Quinoa Muffins, Tasty Kale Chips, Butternut Squash Frittata with C... Read more
Co-Dependency Insight #1 - I'm the "Hero"
Saturday, March 26, 2016      5 comments

This morning was the second week of family group therapy with DS (as of today he is 8 days sober emoticon The topi... Read more
Why I Love the 5% Challenge
Sunday, March 20, 2016      6 comments

I have been participating in the 5% Challenge since 2010. I lost 30 pounds while I was doing the challenge and I have kept it off for 5 years. I credit the challenge and my teammates as a big part of that accomplishment. Here are some of ... Read more
Extreme Stress Update - It Gets Better
Saturday, March 19, 2016      6 comments

Thank you to everyone who offered support after my last blog post. emoticon ... Read more
Extreme Stress is an Awesome Weight Loss Tool (Kids- Don't Try This at Home)
Sunday, March 13, 2016      8 comments

So, my Sparkfriends, since this is the only safe space for me to vent about family problems: It all started Sunday night. DS, 21, was banned from hard alcohol because (a) he is an angry drunk and (b) it doesn't mix well with his medication... Read more
Green, Eggs and Spam Quinoa Muffins
Sunday, January 31, 2016      5 comments

It's no secret that my new favorite grain is quinoa (see my recipe for Cranberry Quinoa Muffins
1/12/cranberry-qu... Read more
Things I'm Doing Right
Friday, January 01, 2016      7 comments

Taking all my meds when I'm supposed to. Spoke up for myself at work. Came up with an incentive system for nutrition and fitness tracking. I will try to post a list of things I'm doing right every time I write a blog post this year.... Read more
My Motivation For Losing Weight
Saturday, December 19, 2015      5 comments

The Winter 5% Challenge is starting soon. Before every challenge we are asked to list our top 10 reasons for wanting to lose weight. Since I have been stable but stuck at the same weight for a couple of years now, I thought it would be a good id... Read more
Cranberry Quinoa Muffins
Saturday, November 14, 2015      4 comments

Quinoa is my new favorite grain!! A 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa contains 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and 10% your daily requirement of iron. ... Read more
A Halloween Pic and a Request
Saturday, October 31, 2015      5 comments

This is from our office Halloween party. I am on the far left. Still recovering from another nasty sinus infection. I got in a walk with hubby yes... Read more
Cranberry Chia Oatmeal
Sunday, October 11, 2015      5 comments

I am not a big fan of oatmeal. I have always found it fairly bland. One time, at a restaurant, I wasn't feeling good so I ordered oatmeal. They brough... Read more
Spite Eating- Is that a thing?
Thursday, October 08, 2015      8 comments

So today I had something strange happen, at least for me. At lunch time I went in the break room at work to heat up my food. I almost always take my lunch away from work. While I was waiting for the microwave, one of my co-workers asked me... Read more

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