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Switch Points - What a Concept!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      10 comments

At today’s WW meeting, the leader talked about the switch points on train tracks, whereby three inches of steel determines which direction a train goes. To illustrate her point, she said that one time a train employee hit the wrong button and s... Read more
One Challenge Over, Another About to Begin
Friday, September 09, 2011      14 comments

Just eight weeks ago, I started the 2011 SUMMER 5% Challenge. I committed to exercise (45-60 minutes per day, strength training 3 days a week), to track and stay within my Spark calorie range, and to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. ... Read more
Lesson Learned
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      11 comments

Probably the most important thing I have learned here is that there are going to be times that I get off track, but that is not a reason to admit defeat and give up. I used to have that mindset, but my SPARK buddies, along with SP resources, ha... Read more
Steel Cut Oats Rock
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      14 comments

I am getting on the bandwagon a little late, but I am so glad I finally got around to trying the steel cut oats so many Sparkers have recommended. Definitely a change of pace from regular oatmeal! I like the nutty taste and the heartier texture... Read more
The Next Step...Steel Cut Oatmeal
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      14 comments

I love oatmeal. It is a great breakfast that stays with you all morning and keeps those hunger pangs at bay. My favorite brand is Silver Palate Rough Cut Oats. I sometimes make it with milk, sometimes with unsweetened almond milk; I sometimes... Read more
Join the Fall 5% Challenge!
Sunday, September 04, 2011      13 comments

It is just what you need to support your efforts to develop and maintain healthy choices. I am just about to complete the Summer 5% Challenge, and I am so glad I gave it a go. Each week we focused on a different healthy lifestyle habit, and it... Read more
Whole Grains
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      10 comments

I totally get the health advantages of eating more whole grains, but I pretty much stay with things that I am most familiar with - whole wheat, oats, bulgar, brown rice, corn. I have branched out occasionally and used barley, farro, and quinoa,... Read more
What To Do With Fresh Figs
Thursday, August 04, 2011      3 comments

My last post begging for suggestions on what to do with fresh figs generated a lot of helpful information from fellow SPARKers (thank you all so much!!! I knew I could count on you!!) who gave me some internet sites to explore. I quickly found ... Read more
Thursday, August 04, 2011      7 comments

When I was a kid, I was a fan of Fig Newtons (well, actually, I was a fan of any kind of cookie, if truth be told!), but I had never actually eaten a fresh fig. Occasionally, I would find a fig or two in a salad or entrée at a restaurant, but, ... Read more
Tracking – Because It Works!!!
Saturday, July 16, 2011      12 comments

The day I finally lose that last pound and everyone asks me how I did it, I will tell them that one of the most important things I did was to track what I ate. It didn’t come easy for me. I was so sure I could keep everything in my head and no... Read more
My WW Gem of the Week
Thursday, July 14, 2011      9 comments

(Title credit to my SP buddy GOROSIEO) It is hard to top last week’s meeting about complacency and how it can thwart your weight loss plans. That was something I hadn’t thought about before and it really spoke to me. This week’s meet... Read more
Today at My WW Meeting…
Thursday, July 07, 2011      10 comments

…the topic was “I could lose weight if only…”. We brainstormed a long list (the need for will power, a personal trainer, staying motivated, what to cook for picky family members and such) and then brainstormed ways to deal with them (I, of cour... Read more
If You Are Trying to Beat the Sugar Habit...
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      10 comments

...then you might find this article very helpful. I did!
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Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners Be Gone!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      7 comments

The more I read (member blogs and comments as well as books and internet sources), the more I realize that if I am ever going to be able to permanently lose weight and attain a truly healthy lifestyle, I need to eliminate sugar and artificial s... Read more
What a Great Resource!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      8 comments

Just in case you missed seeing this, I am including the link to one of the articles noted in this week's "The Weekly Spark" (an email you can subscribe to). It is packed with great information about choosing and preparing fresh produce. I espec... Read more

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