“My uptown girl! You know I’m in love with an uptown girl!” As these lyrics pump through your headphones, it’s easy to forget that while Billy Joel sings to you, you’re actually running on the treadmill.&... Read more
Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp... Read more
As a teen, your weight and body are changing in a lot of ways that you might not want any part of. You might be worried about gaining too much weight, or just feel awkward of self-conscious about how you look. SparkTeens cares about you and your body... Read more
The back of every commercially bought seed packet provides a basic how-do guide for growing that particular plant. Compiled with information on lighting, sowing depth and more, this article will help you decode what all of those gardening terms mean.... Read more
One particularly hot September afternoon when my daughter was in the fourth grade, she invited a few friends to enjoy an after-school swim in our pool. They entered the house filled with laughter and excitement and rushed upstairs to change into thei... Read more
GOOD day to your eyes. My name is Heather.
Blessed with artistic visions, scientific knowledge and the beautiful ease of being a chatterbox.
So freaking excited to find this site and rub noses with the same individuals that must change th... Read more
I have been trying to follow some of the meal plans but am having trouble finding some of the items that match the nutritionals listed. Can someone tell me what brand of cheddar has 98 cal for 2 oz? The best I can find is 60 cal/oz. Also, what kind... Read more
Strength training isn't done to lose weight/fat. It's done to gain muscle and tone the body, so it's no wonder you're not losing. Add a good bit of cardio to your routine and see what happens.... Read more
Muscle does NOT "weigh more" than fat. It is more dense. A pound is a pound, whether blood, brain, bone, muscle, or fat. Muscle takes up less space because the cells are closer together. Make sure your food is tracked accurately.... Read more
I picked this up after reading "Secrets of a Former Fat Girl":Her mantra was, "It's not an option" (aka INO). She applied this as being "It's not an option to stop running."I came up with my own, and while a little harsh....it kept me going. It wa... Read more
Every time I start to feel self-conscious about being the fattest girl at the gym, I remind myself at least I'm there. It's better to be the fat girl at the gym than living the stereotype of sitting on my sofa eating a bag of chips.... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
I went shopping for some new yoga pants the other day. When I go shopping, I go with my old 460-pound Beth mentality, trying on sizes larger than I need. The other day in the dressing room, a clerk brought me a 3x and a 4x, so which should I try firs... Read more
Today I discovered...
Changing from the Inside Out
It's the Little Things...
Learned 6 things
Why do we seek perfection?
Leaving to LA tomorrow for my photo shoot!
Doing things HALF WAY!
Shaking the "fat girl" mentality
Women Giv... Read more
Over the last 2 weeks I have been thinking that I need to start going to the gym. We have an amazing rec center on campus that is included in our tuition. It's only 5 years old and cost $23 million. So it has some stuff to offer. I haven't been yet... Read more
It really bothers me when my best friends are the ones sabotaging me. It seriously makes me want to scream. It also bothers me when I get the list of people (like 10 people) who want to go walking with me, but all bail the first time I call. "Just te... Read more
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