We eat in our cars, at our desks, on the go, in front of the TV. We eat drive-thru, take-out, delivered, packaged and prepared meals. Why? Because it fits our not-enough-time-in-the-day lifestyles. Our food matches our lives.
Well, I'm certa... Read more
The all-or-nothing mentality prevails in our society. Here at SparkPeople though, we know better. Moderation is our mantra, and we repeat it so often that most of us understand the importance of applying it to exercise, eating and setting goals. Stil... Read more
Having spent a week on a road trip, I learned one thing along the way: Fast food is unavoidable, given time and budget constraints. You can’t beat a drive-thru for convenience and speed of service. But the bellyache you get afterward can quickl... Read more
The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a... Read more
Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined... Read more
I recently had to replace my old bathroom scale. My new one includes measurements of body fat percentage and hydration.
Does anybody know exactly how those numbers are derived? And are they bogus -- or legit enough to take seriously?... Read more
Well, I'm back from walking a neighbour's dog, but not tracked it because I'm going to the gym and I'll track it all together. So I have 1480 fitness minutes tracked and they've just sent me my trophy for 1500 minutes for February. Well, I know I've... Read more
The latest WooHoo for me was realizing an underlying purpose for losing weight: I want to hike through Big Bend again. I really had no idea that this was buried underneath all the stuff I piled on top of this goal.
Yay! I turn 70 in November--what... Read more
I'm having major trouble getting the numbers! I don't use the SP meal plans ... I know what I like to eat and it's all healthy stuff, but I can't get the perfect 50/30/20 ratios no matter what I try to do. Has anyone else had similar results? Any... Read more
How can you tell if your "extra baggage" is loose skin or fat? I still have about 15-20 lbs to lose but am wondering what is going on with my arms and lower abdomen. I've lost quite a bit of weight so I am aware I may have to deal with loose skin but... Read more
Every time I park at a store I remind myself all the parking spaces close to the door are for people who want to be big fat and lazy. And I can say to myself I used to be big fat and lazy but now I like to be in shape. It as so saves on my gas becaus... Read more
There are days when I feel like I have a person on each shoulder talking in my ear. On one side is the big fat lazy me - on the other is the lean fit person I am striving to be. The lazy fat me never wants to do anything - the lean fit me wants to... Read more
No matter what restaurant you choose, you can find something healthy to eat, as long as you know a few magic phrases, says Jenna Bergen, author of "Your Big Fat Boyfriend: How to Stay Thin When Dating a Diet Disaster."Here's how Jenna sticks to her h... Read more
Sandwiches are comfort food, they travel well, and they'll satisfy the appetites hungry, growing boys--and I have a surplus of those in my house. Today I'm sharing two of my favorite sandwich recipes, one hot and one cold. The Greek-inspired tuna san... Read more
I ran farther tonight than I think I've ever run solid in perhaps my whole life! For sure in many, many years.
I was only gonna run the shortest loop at the Hike and Bike trail. I just wanted to get in a fast, short run. But it felt so GOOD,... Read more
Despite my goals and high hopes, my first week of actually being accountable has ended with disappointment. I won't weigh in until tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure I've gained a little. If I'm lucky, then I've managed to maintain in spite of my hectic w... Read more
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