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  • After "The Biggest Loser," Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight - The New York Times

    5/23/2016 1:04:03 PM, by -SHAWN-

    Slimmer and Hungrier "Some scientists say weight maintenance has to be treated as an issue separate from weight loss. Only when that challenge is solved, they say, can progress truly be made against obesity." www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/hea
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  • Eighteen Characteristics You Don't Want to See in a Person Seeking the Highest Office in the Land:

    5/21/2016 6:04:05 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Name caking that more aptly describes the name caller rather than the person he has castigated. Muddying up the issues instead of contributing to their clarification. Using tired mantras to obfuscate the issues. Using phony excuses and lies to hide sharing of information about the candidat... Read more

  • The Swiss Hills got Me to Exercise Better at Home

    5/19/2016 11:09:23 AM, by -RESAMARIE

    Walking up a very high hill with steps and pathways I realized how great it is to work hard to meet an exercise that feels so good. I found it quite difficult but as I walked around Switzerland I found that exercise is part of daily life on foot or on bicycle. I even walked a mile to the train... Read more

  • Crockpot Stuffed Pepper Soup

    5/15/2016 3:53:37 PM, by THE_FRUGAL_LADY

    This is an economical recipe and a healthy recipe. Cut up green peppers Brown beef and onions Combine and mix in crockpot Pour spaghetti sauce over Cook on HIGH 3 hours Serve! ... Read more

  • The new data that comes out on weight loss is always full of such certainty.

    5/14/2016 5:35:30 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    A recent large scale study showed that weight loss with any staying power is nearly impossible. And it essentially said don't waste your time on weight loss, because you practically can't be successful. I wrote a blog about that putting to rest all of my weight loss efforts. I threw in the towel. Ho... Read more

  • Remember that annoying presidential candidate I was avoiding?

    5/13/2016 1:35:27 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Well, I"M BACK. I realized to a very strong extent that if you ignore annoying (and might I add dangerous) political candidates, they might just sneak into office. It is important to keep fighting them even if is only through online comments and discussion. You really can't afford to close your eye... Read more

  • There is a certain political candidate...

    5/12/2016 9:03:59 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    the most insulting one we have ever had, who is so annoying that I just want to outright avoid him. Yet the only way I can is by avoiding the news. Boycotting him would mean boycotting the news entirely. That's the only way I can see of staying away from this person. So for today, I will spend no ... Read more

  • Reflecting on 10 years

    5/12/2016 4:23:13 PM, by 56ROSE

    511 Today is my 10 year Spark Anniversary! It has been a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs. I'm proud to say that I've finally reached my weight goal and maintenance is going well. 224 This is due in part to digestive problems that keep my food intake in line. Eat too much and I pay the ... Read more

  • AHHH! THe Reclusive Life!

    5/10/2016 4:02:35 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I just read a blog about the reclusive life. It is something I aspired to in my twenties. I wanted to do next to nothing and have very little contact with anyone. It led to disaster for me. It took quite a while to patch my life back up. Now I've had a career, a good life with my wife and p... Read more

  • Newest study on obesity.

    5/8/2016 12:51:21 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    The study on obesity that just came out looked for six years at The Biggest Loser contestants who lost weight. What they found was that almost all of them put most or all of their weight back on within those six years. They found that by the end of their time at The Loser, they had a much slower met... Read more

  • My Crockpot, My Husband...

    5/7/2016 8:35:03 PM, by THE_FRUGAL_LADY

    I would like to tell you about my crockpot. Well, he is my husband. I just hand over some ingredients. He does all of the work and cooking. He is hot! He always smells good! He never talks back! Then, on top of it all, I get to BATHE him! 246... Read more

  • WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

    5/3/2016 3:25:05 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    That's going to be my new motto as we go through this election season. Glenn... Read more

  • HELP!!!

    5/3/2016 1:56:06 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I'm caught up in the muck and mire of the campaign season, and it is the worst it has ever been. A leading candidate is just making harmful stuff up about the opposition. It is outrageous what he just blurted out there. And the outcome is starting to look inevitable. As those phony IRS calls say,"... Read more

  • HELP!!!

    5/3/2016 1:56:03 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I'm caught up in the muck and mire of the campaign season, and it is the worst it has ever been. A leading candidate is just making harmful stuff up about the opposition. It is outrageous what he just blurted out there. And the outcome is starting to look inevitable. As those phony IRS calls say,"... Read more