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freggies make you happy
Sunday, March 10, 2013     

In a study released on January 24, researchers had 281 young adults fill out food and mood diaries for 21 days. On days when the subjects ate lots of fruits and vegetables, they reported feeling calmer, happier, and more energetic. They needed a... Read more
healthy habit - last blog
Friday, March 08, 2013     

Friday's blog - Anything else you would like to share with your Team? While I'm working on my body, I'm also working on my mind and soul/spirit/whatever you want to call it. So in addition to my daily sparking, I also read A Daily Dose of H... Read more
healthy habit motivation
Thursday, March 07, 2013     

Thursday blog challenge - Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it!  I can honestly say I don't need external motivation or advice. I'm highly motivated to move and improve. However, that doesn't mean I don't want encouragement an... Read more
healthy habit - continued
Wednesday, March 06, 2013     

Monday - What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?  I have this challenge to motivate me, and I also have another challenge at work where I am motivated to earn points for my team. I'm also motivated to heal faster and feel ... Read more
healthy habit (challenge blog)
Sunday, March 03, 2013     

Our challenge this week for the Winter into Spring 5% Challenge is blogging. The Challenge promotes 7 healthy habits, not all of which I can remember at the moment (wish I hadn't deleted that email). This week's challenge is to blog about one o... Read more
today i learned
Friday, January 25, 2013     

proprioception; the body’s ability to interpret and use information about your position in space (love new words!) "Children taking the common painkillers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [Advil, Motrin] may be at risk for acut... Read more
how I lost 8 pounds in 5 days
Wednesday, March 28, 2012     

Disclaimer: I know this loss isn't typical and will not continue at this rate. You also need to know that the day before I started my new eating program, I ate and drank a lot of not-so-healthy stuff. I pretty much went fat-tuesday crazy as I kn... Read more
choose your attitude
Tuesday, January 17, 2012     

"Nobody gets out of here alive. Whether this reality is a reason for despair or an incentive to mobilize the courage required to get up each morning is a matter of attitude. This is where we have a choice." I get to choose my attitude. ... Read more
why lose weight
Monday, January 16, 2012     

I am re-posting an old blog in the hopes that it might help motivate someone who is just starting out or who needs a little extra motivation. It's helpful to keep reminding myself of these too. Why I want to lose weight: 1. LONGEVITY ... Read more
my plan to lose weight over the holidays
Wednesday, November 30, 2011     

"But, there comes a time when you will struggle to stay on track and the lure of returning to your old habits seems almost impossible to resist." I was inspired by the DailySpark blog, "The Cost of Taking a Break for the Holidays" to write ... Read more
5% challenge commitment
Monday, September 19, 2011     

I have joined the fall 5% challenge on the sensational, inspirational, celebrational teddy bear team! This is my 4th or 5th challenge. The goal of the challenge is to lose 5% of your weight or whatever goal you choose. 5% for me is about 8 pound... Read more
alcohol and brain damage
Friday, September 16, 2011     

another entry in my 'evils of alcohol' series emoticon thanks to sparkpeople's health news, i didn't have to... Read more
alcohol and cancer
Thursday, September 15, 2011     

another entry in my 'evils of alcohol' series emoticon moderate alcohol intake = 1 drink per day = 12 oz bee... Read more
alcohol is not a nutrient
Wednesday, September 14, 2011     

part 2 in my evils of alcohol series (Standard disclaimer: this is my health choice, not a moral judgment. See previous blogs.) Alcohol is not an essential nutrient in your diet. Alcohol would not fall under the category of essential ... Read more
alcohol makes me fat
Tuesday, September 13, 2011     

As I blogged yesterday, I’ve decided to quit drinking and am writing a series of blogs as to the harmful effects of alcohol as a reminder to myself of why this is important. Disclaimer – this is a health decision, not a moral one. I’m not judgin... Read more

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