“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
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
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
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
1 husband, 2 kids, 5 grandkids, and an aging MIL, I need to be much fitter in order to keep up. The RA treatments aren't helping, but I discovered activity helps. A busy summer and I lost the gains 4 mths of physical therapy got me so, looking for so... Read more
I wonder if anyone can help me with this...I recently understood that on a relative;y low carb diet one should shoot for a total of 30% Carbs, 30% Fats and 40% Proteins. Now, how does one figure out that they are actually hitting these targets... Read more
I am so confused. I have been working out consistently at the gym with a personal trainer for over four months. Before that I was using workout DVD at home but hit a plateau so I decided to mix it up. I change my routine every two weeks with the... Read more
When you walk/run on the treadmill.. do you record the fat calories burned and the regular calories, or are the fat calories already added into the regular calories? For example.. the treadmill said I burned 116 calories and 36 fat calories. I just r... Read more
This is beyond frustrating for me. I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism...my number for tsh was 18.14 and it's supposed to be under 3. That's correctable...but my frustration is that I spend quite a few minutes weekly at the gym...whe... 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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