You wake up to your husband preparing a platter of fruit and a slice of whole wheat toast for breakfast. Your wife always has a healthy dinner—lean protein and fresh veggies—ready at 6 o’clock. Your co-workers have teamed... Read more
A healthy lifestyle is an ideal that we all strive for. Eat right, exercise regularly, get enough sleep. It seems pretty simple, right? But, we all know that it's much more complicated than a few simple words. While you might be successful in one... Read more
Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
Quick, what’s the difference between a dream and a goal?
Any goal-setting guru will tell you that goals are dreams that you write down and track. Why? By writing down your goals, you're creating a "to do" list for your life,... Read more
Frozen TV dinners weren’t served often when I was growing up in the 60’s. However, on rare, extra-busy nights, I remember eating my meal out of that small, compartmentalized aluminum tray. They were always heated in the oven (since microw... Read more
I don't agree with the article I just read giving 5 good reasons it's OK to have a diet soda. They're good reasons if you're trying to lose weight, but not all sweeteners are safe! I'm specifically speaking about aspartame. I know many people who... Read more
Very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet before bariatric surgery: Prospective evaluation of a sequential diet
Obesity Surgery, 07/11/2014 Exclusive Author Commentary Clinical Article
Leonetti F, et al. – Researchers assessed the effectiv... Read more
Lost 23# with the wonderful help of spartkpeople.com! Next goal is set. Actually, three goals are set - next weight loss target, focus on fitness instead of (addition to?) food, and perhaps most importantly, reaching out to and becoming more a part... Read more
OK - I lost 34 pounds on Spark, and I know it works for me. However, things got hectic (I took on a part-time job on top of my full-time job, along with the general wife and mother and home-maker duties) and I stopped tracking and exercising (no tim... Read more
My husband has more motivation than I do when it comes to "sticking" to my diet goals. So, I have asked him to pack my lunch/snacks for me each day. He doesn't cheat and therefore I don't cheat either. And, he enjoys doing this loving favor for me... Read more
If you are Texas born, got here as soon as you could,or just WISH you where here; WELCOME to a family of friends! So, wherever you hang your hat, join in the fun and lets reach our goals together!
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By Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl
It has been a long journey from 460 pounds to 316 (check out my before-and-after pictures above), but one that's well worth it. It has taken me since January 2005 to lose that much weight. I was a member of SparkP... Read more
Are you a chronic yo-yo dieter? Have you tried every diet you’ve ever heard of, and never found one you can actually stick to long enough to reach your goal? Are you fed up with complicated rules, theories, and gimmicks that are “guaranteed” to solve... Read more
(Note: I hate to say "diet" because I'm trying to make this goal a lifelong thing! Maybe I should say my "healthy-eating goal" instead?)
Anyhow, my goal this month is to focus on getting the right balance of carbs, proteins, and fats, with a spe... Read more
Starting Weight - 301 - Take a photo of yourself in tight clothing once/week
Week One - Feb 22nd – Feb 28th
1. No more refined sweets, other than a couple hard candies or gum
2. No more ice cream, cakes, etc.
3. Drink at least... Read more
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