Working from home may seem like a dream. You have no boss popping up behind you. No employees to interrupt you with the latest office gossip. No donuts to avoid. But, working from home—with all of its perks and pluses—also presents some u... Read more
When it comes to cooking and eating healthy foods, you might not reach your goals if you're following a plan that goes against your true nature and personality. If you're spontaneous, then meal plans might make you feel stifled, while an outg... Read more
Ask anyone who has spread mulch in their yard, and they’ll tell you that yard work is quite the workout! Whether hauling mulch, spreading soil, raking leaves, or pulling weeds, you’re guaranteed to break a sweat. That's because garden... Read more
The third shift. Unavoidable for some. Dreaded by many. At a time when it’s difficult just to stay awake, you are expected to function at a reasonable level. Unfortunately, laboring through the night can wreak havoc on your body, weakening your... Read more
You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria.
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I've tried Spark People before,but this time I really am determined to do it.I have to for my health.My first month I lost 23 LBs.I can see myself doing it this time.As they say one day at a time.... Read more
I hope this doesn't sound too crazy to you all but i swear that "healthy" foods make me sick... Years of eating a restricted calorie diet and all the classic healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, high fiber breads/wraps, low calori... Read more
I only like a small number of bland foods. I rarely use salt and pepper.
I like bananas, apples and oranges, steamed green beans and broccoli.
I like fried chicken (as long as there are no spices added), oven roasted Turkey, the only beef I li... Read more
I have found the most fun and easy way for myself to lose weight is to work... i know you are probably thinking i am crazy right now but i am serious I love to go out and help my dad in the shop help my grandpa in the summer at his vet clinic cleanin... Read more
I've been doing a lot better with my activity and workouts lately. On Friday, I did a strength training DVD (Leslie Sansone's Firm 30), and I spent my work shift feeling like my legs and arms were made of Jell-O.
Yesterday, it hit me. My thighs... Read more
While at dinner tonight I noticed my friend only ate as much as I did. While at the gym I notice that my friend only works as hard as I do. I know I'm worth it enough to eat healthy and work hard, but knowing others see my healthy lifestyle changes a... Read more
Don't let a vacation keep you from eating healthy and working out. I plan my workouts even while on a cruise recently. I felt so much better knowing my food choices were a little "richer" than normal yet within my healthy guidelines. Another victory... Read more
I was so stunned by something I recently read in a magazine, that I decided I just had to write about it. I sat and pondered the opposing viewpoints for several days, because one of them left me speechless. I’m a writer and am seldom spee... Read more
Pattie Ball (PUPPYWHISPERS)Weight Lost: 54 poundsHometown: Middle Grove, NYOccupation: Executive secretaryWhat was life like before your weight loss?I was an active kid--I was a figure skater and played high school sports, so I was always in go... Read more
Part of my plan this year is to avoid fast food breakfasts and lunches while at work.
Today I brought scottish oatmeal with apples and raisins, made in the crockpot for breakfast, minestrone and an apple for lunch, and yogurt and a banana for a... Read more
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