Friday, March 25, 2011      2 comments

Sometimes I'll give my hubby 1/4 of my apple to diminish my fruit serving size - 3/4 of a medium-sized crunchy, tart Gala apple is plenty for me. Well, tonight, he took that apple segment and cut it up into about a dozen pieces, and ate them one... Read more
Thoughts on food/nutrition tracking
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      6 comments

Even with a lot of saved "food groupings" (meals) and "favorites" (items I eat often) saved in my nutrition tracking section, it still takes some time to enter and check my consumption each day. However, since I'm trying to be accountable and ho... Read more
In my Easter bonnet...with the cheap price tag on it...
Saturday, March 19, 2011      3 comments

Well, I have to brag (really, say "Thank you. Lord!") about my "new" Easter outfit. Not many of my dresses fit me well now that I've lost some weight and gotten rid of the big... Read more
A link to a fellow blogger's article:
Friday, March 18, 2011      1 comments

I blog on WordPress as "Slimvictory" (see link at bottom of my blog), and I've gotten connected to another blogger whose site is called "Goodbye Mr. 300". Today, he posted an incredibly insightful article by the above title, and I'd like to reco... Read more
A better "exercise" choice
Sunday, March 13, 2011      4 comments

I read another Sparker's blog about her efforts, thinking she had messed up and almost threw in the towel. But her husband was succeeding, and her competitive spirit caused her to renew her efforts. As I thought on that, I came up with thi... Read more
Filling, flavorful fiber
Saturday, March 12, 2011      0 comments

I'm trying to incorporate more dried beans into my diet, and had not cooked a pot of red beans in a long time, so today was the day. It may be that some folks shy away from such, because legumes are relatively high in calories (I'm saying a half... Read more
Good for you Oatmeal Pancakes
Saturday, March 05, 2011      4 comments

These are wonderful, and with just 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour and 1 tablespoon of sugar divided among eight pancakes, they are healthy, too! I added a couple of tablespoonfuls of water to make the batter the consistency I wanted it. For food-j... Read more
When does 100 equal 10? (Or, small changes count)
Thursday, February 24, 2011      2 comments

Sometimes a simple statement can make a profound difference in propelling us toward a healthier lifestyle. Such was the case of something I heard from a dietician who spoke at a local YMCA program a while back. I wrote about it on my Wordpress b... Read more
Logging in a "pig-out"...?
Monday, February 21, 2011      7 comments

Okay, you veteran Sparkers - here's a question. Today, I attened a pot luck luncheon with some most-excellent food, including several sumptuous desserts. I allowed myself to eat more than I normally do, and came away quite stuffed. (I allow myse... Read more
Sunday, February 20, 2011      1 comments

We live within a couple of miles of a beach, and our city has made a two-mile walking track on it. There are also a children's play area, volleyball nets, peirs and picnic ... Read more
Fast food...fast calories?
Sunday, February 13, 2011      1 comments

I enjoy eating at Wendy's. I can eat a side garden salad with part of a packet of Italian Vinaigrette dressing, a small chili with 2 packs of crackers and a diet drink for 345 delicious calories. And if I eat slowly and add a serving of fruit fr... Read more
Super-simple Tilapia Recipe
Thursday, February 10, 2011      1 comments

I had made up my mind I would not like tilapia...until I tasted some cooked in a rich, seasoned butter sauce. Deciding to try my hand at a healthier recipe, I came up with this: *Tilapia fillets (3-4 ounces each) *Parkay buttery sp... Read more
A&E Show HEAVY sure looks to be LIGHT on food
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      7 comments

As many of you are surely doing, I again tuned in for "Heavy" on A&E last night. Reasons for being overweight run the gamut, but it boils down to regularly overeating or eating too much of the wrong variety of foods. Well, I've been wait... Read more
A smile from the carbaholics
Thursday, January 27, 2011      2 comments

Let's hear it for grains, veggies, fruits and beans! They are some of a weight-watcher's best friends, according to this article: shine.yahoo.com/channel/
p-you-lose-weight-2442968 Since man... Read more
Before and after photos
Thursday, January 20, 2011      2 comments

Often, as I view fellow Sparkers' photos, or see "before" and "after" shots in other weight loss materials, I am so wishing those who are beginning a journey down the pound-shedding trail would have gotten some good "before" photos. I'm guessing... Read more

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