Worried about catching the cold or flu this year—or helping to keep the germs of one sick family member from infecting others in your house?
Beyond hand washing and self-imposed quarantine, some time spent cleaning, disinfecting and saniti... Read more
The Message Boards and SparkPages are great places to find others with common interests and goals. SparkPeople's Community is very positive and you’re likely to develop great relationships with others who share common experiences and support du... Read more
Visual images can be powerful tools in helping you reach your goals. There are lots of creative ways to use this motivation technique, such as posting an image of your goal where you’ll see it most—in your car, on a bathroom mirror, or on... Read more
I remember the first time I heard the word blog. I had to ask for an explanation, and even then wasn't exactly sure why I should be interested in reading, much less writing, a blog myself. According to Merriam-Webster, a blog is "a Web site... Read more
Finally-- here it is. You have been waiting to hear these words for years...or at least as long the zipper on your skinny jeans hasn't budged. The key to weight-loss success! It's not a shake, a supplement, or an exercise gizmo. You have it a... Read more
This morning, I prepared a small bowl of rice. I looked at the label, and it said 1/4 cup, or 45 g, was 180 calories. I weighed my bowl of rice, and it was 162 g. So, Spark calculated that my bowl had 648 calories! I know this isn't right, becaus... Read more
I am back doing Sparkpeople and logging my food after trying something different for a while. I'm much happier doing this. Don't know why I got sidetracked and left. I need to see what I'm eating to stay accountable. Also started exercising.... Read more
So we had a busy weekend remodeling our bathroom, with all the craziness and trips to Lowes we ate at fast food restaurants twice this weekend. I tried to make the best choices possible but I went over my calorie goal by 39 points on Saturday and st... Read more
I have taught myself that if I don't know the calorie count of something I want to eat. I don't eat it. I keep a daily food log along with calories and protein. If I can't find out the calories it doesn't go into my mouth. It's working so far... Read more
I've always worked hard to set a good example for my kids when it comes to food choices. I try to make fruits and vegetables a staple in our diet and prepare meals that are generally healthy. But a new study says my hard work might not payoff, beca... Read more
I like to think that overall, I'm a good mom. Some days are better than others, but in general, I try to provide a good example for my kids. We eat healthy, engage in physical activity like playing on the swing set or going to the park, they don't... Read more
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