I have a friend who can either build or fix just about anything—the guy is handy! I’m constantly amazed to see how he can take care of most any restoration or carpentry problem. Something that seems impossible is like putty in his hands,... Read more
These days, many people live and die by the numbers churned out on their heart rate monitors or fitness devices, analyzing how long their heart rate stayed in the cardio zone versus the fat-burning zone to define the quality of their exercise program... Read more
Going to the movies can be an enjoyable experience, but it can provide a host of temptations for anyone trying to lose weight or eat healthier. As soon as you walk in the door, you're hit with the smells and sights of delicious goodies--buttery p... Read more
When Ann (AGILLASPIE60) was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July, 2010, she knew she had to change her lifestyle and get her health under control. A few months later, she was struggling with motivation when she found SparkPeople.com. Since then, An... Read more
Could you change your life in 28 days? Could you lose weight, get fitter, and change your attitude about weight loss in just four weeks? We think so! That's the premise behind our best-selling book, The Spark, written by SparkPeople.com founder a... Read more
Looking for thoughts!! I am 324 lbs, 5'7" tall, turning 49 next month and starting menopause. I am retaining tons of fluids. Lasix no help, not my heart, kidney or liver (all doctor tested and good). Dr. says it's my weight. All ideas welcome!!!... Read more
Providing myself with the right support is what really keeps me committed to a healthy lifestyle. What I find incredibly helpful is to make sure that I have plenty of snacks at home. when I am feeling the urge of desperate hunger or I am feeling emo... Read more
I’ll admit it up front: I am a snacker. In fact, I have a snack twice a day. My body screams for food around three p.m. every day, even though I make a point to eat breakfast and lunch. If I ignore the hunger, I end up grabbing and devouri... Read more
Most of the time you and your body have a good working relationship. You tell it what to do, and it obeys. But every once in a while, your body talks back: a creaky knee here, a stiff shoulder there. It's saying that something you're doing&md... Read more
It's probably not new to any of you 4 oz of Breakstone cottage cheese and a half cup of Dole pineapple chunks. It was new to me. And...I will never eat it again. hahahaha It was just ok. The great thing is that it's only 160 calories but it w... Read more
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