Believe it or not, the nutritional needs of children have not changed much in the last 20 years. However, the world they live in certainly has. It is quite a different childhood experience for kids and teens, with fast food restaurants on every corne... Read more
Do you always feel pressed for time? If so, you are certainly not alone. Last October, millions of Americans participated in the first annual “Take Back Your Time Day,” a project of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy at Cor... Read more
It’s that time of year again, when we reset our clocks and try to readjust to the time change associated with Daylight Saving Time (DST). Some of us breeze through the change seamlessly, yet others feel out of sorts for days. If you have troubl... Read more
I would like to run the Color 5K in Denver Colo in August of 2014. It looks like it would be so much fun. I am just starting a running program. I am sure by then I can run the complete race but I am sure I am not going to be very fast. I would... Read more
Mine's Pick Your Spot Pilates. It's part of the Crunch series. It's entirely floor work and that is really great when you're just starting out. After awhile, it just felt like second nature. I never really got bored with it...BUT I'm kind of ok with... Read more
Hello, just recently started. brief history - stroke in 2007(weak left side) - became very sedentary - developed diabetes, obese (bmi-31+), elevated cholesterol and triglyceride's. have been dieting and exercising and doing well but i prefer to see... Read more
I've tried Spark People before,but this time I really am determined to do it.I have to for my health.My first month I lost 23 LBs.I can see myself doing it this time.As they say one day at a time.... Read more
I ran a 5K this morning, two weeks after hurting my back and less than a week after an awful stomach flu, which is cause enough to celebrate.
I also got my fastest 5K time ever, my first average mile under 17 minutes, AND it's the firs... Read more
I'm training for my first 5k--my goal is reaching that distance every time I'm on the treadmill not completing it within a certain amount of time. I know that as my training progresses the time will start decreasing. BUT hitting that goal of completi... Read more
I hit my first plateau after the first 15 pounds. I reassessed my calorie intake and my exercise routine. I adjusted my calories down about 100 to 200 per day. I added resistance training, and upped the mileage per week that I was walking by a half o... Read more
The Internet--including the SparkPeople Message Boards--have been abuzz for the recently with talk of barefoot running. Member CAMPB528 wrote me, asking to review her beloved Vibram Five Fingers barefoot running shoes. A few weeks later, she tracked... Read more
Meet Bob (username PLEINRC), a SparkPeople member who has lost nearly 70 pounds! Find out what makes him tick and how he got to where he is today.What is your age? 49How long have you been a SparkPeople member? How did you find SparkPeople? ... Read more
I am SO excited! (if you don't fancy reading this whole entry just jump down to the end for the reason why!)
the long version:
I started this journey just barely less then 2 years ago. 2 years ago I started running twice a week... and by... Read more
Getting to the point where i could cover 5k on the treadmil has been a huge challange for me.
I started coach to 5k and never made it to the end, then I tried the spark people version and again didn't make it.
Last year I decided it was tim... Read more
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