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
had a rough two days going over my calorie and fat goal, and now it's the weekend when I typically allow my self a little more slack. I guess not this time. Anyone else getting serious this weekend ??... Read more
So, what happens if you go over on fat, but are under for everything else? I know 1 day won't make or break me in the grand scheme of things, but I'm just curious what happens if that becomes a trend?... 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
*sigh* That's the big fat one.
The last few days have been disastrous. The last week I guess really. We've eaten out several times too many, had nachos and ice cream and chocolate. Not good. And of course the scale has gone up. So while just a... Read more
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