I don’t want to be the Grinch who stole Christmas dinner, but we have to ask. Just when did holidays like Hanukkah and Christmas morph from messages of love and giving to ones of food and gorging?
Whether it’s one, three or seven pou... Read more
Imagine that it’s April. The weather is warming up and it’s time to pull your spring clothes out of storage, including the bathing suit you shoved in the back of your closet in September. While doing your spring cleaning, you start to try... Read more
For weeks, you have tracked your food and exercised regularly to improve your health and alter the shape of your body. More than a "diet" or a fitness fad, you've created real lifestyle changes and built the confidence that you can stic... Read more
The holidays should be a cheerful time of year. But is the constant worry about making the "right" food choices making you feel less like a sugar plum fairy and more like a Grinch? Relax! You don't need to hibernate at home to avoid wei... Read more
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Everyone was eating…even the mouse!
The most wonderful time of the year is back, and that means one thing: notorious holiday parties! ... Read more
I am so frustrated I could cry! About 5 years ago I weighed 175lbs. I joined Sparks and got down to 137. I stayed around the low 140's for a couple of years and starting about 2 years ago I started to gain weight. I gained 13lbs... Read more
I don't understand what's happening here. I was maintaining at my goal weight for 2 years and now I"m gaining. I thought, okay I'm not paying enough attention to my diet so I started journaling my food and keeping at 1200 cal per day. I gained ano... Read more
Okay I have a couple questions.
What is the best scale to use?
Which weight do I log?
Today is weigh in day. I decided to pull out my second scale because I thought my Heath-O-Meter was not working right. After weighing myself three times on e... Read more
I totally feel off the wagon about 6 months ago after a loss and buying a home and gained everything back plus a few more pounds. I am having such a hard time accepting it and getting back into the swing of eating correctly and getting my body moving... Read more
With the holidays approaching quickly, it is more realistic to change your weight goal from wanting to drop some pounds to trying to maintain your weight. The holiday season is the greatest test of portion control ever. Sure there are things that a... Read more
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For many of us, this time of year is full of temptations and distractions to get off track from your diet and exercise program. You could easily choose to do some Christmas shopping instead of heading to the gym for a workout. Or you migh... Read more
Now that my BLC is coming to an end, I need develop a reasonable plan to keep losing those pounds.... the most reasonable goal is to eat until satisfied and not stuffed... which I usually do better with when I am not working and under stress. While I... Read more
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