I usually don't purchase Kashi products because they're so expensive, but this particular item was on sale at my local grocery store.
You should know, off-the-bat, that I love cheese. In fact, when I started SparkPeople, it wasn't the carb... Read more
For many, the new year means resolutions: I can't do this, I will do this, etc. A few years ago, I decided to ditch resolutions for challenges.
For the entire year, I would give up something--usually something that didn't positively contrib... Read more
I'm not sure how this happened (though I'm sure it had something to do with the entry I submitted), but I am In Plain Sight's Fan of the Week! Check it out:
www.usanetwork.com/serie s/inplainsight/community/f anoftheweek/fan37... Read more
I don't generally eat too many frozen lunches/dinners nowadays, and if I do, it's usually Trader Joe's.
However, I was in my local grocery store last night, figuring out what I could get to tide me over at lunch time during the week, when I... Read more
One of my biggest complaints about work is that I rarely feel part of the team. I work on a product that has little to do with anyone else in the department and, overall, am pretty isolated from the rest of the team. Not having this bond leaves ... Read more
I returned home on Thursday from a week-long business trip feeling mentally, emotionally, and physically beaten. As a result, I decided to take part in a self-imposed detox to help get myself back on track.
Now, this isn't a detox or cleans... Read more
1. What did you eat for breakfast?
A Smart Ones Egg and English Muffing Breakfast Sandwich with an added slice of ham. It was a bit disappointing.
2. How much water do you drink a day?
I'm on my third, but I haven't had any trouble get... Read more
Last Wednesday, I turned in my parking pass and decided to start walking to work. I live about 3/4 of a mile from work, and for the past few months, I have used the bad weather as an excuse not to buckle down and just walk the distance.
Fou... Read more
The great thing about Sparkpeople is that you can find a lot of support, because everyone has similar goals.
What I've noticed, however, is that many people on here don't have adequate support systems at home--myself included.
So, I de... Read more
After exactly one year (to the day), my boyfriend and I decided to go "on a break." The person I've become over the past six months or so (basically since we moved in together) isn't the person I know I am. So, I'm using this break to reclaim m... Read more
I'm not sure if it's the unstable home life I'm currently experiencing, but last night I motivated myself to not only go to the gym, but to break a personal workout record.
Within one session, I worked out for 56 minutes (including warm up ... Read more
Holidays are kind of a sad time for me. Growing up, Thanksgiving and Christmas were times we spent around the people we loved. It was less about the holiday itself and more about being with family. Now since I don't really have any family left, ... Read more
Everyone is concerned about the holidays are going to affect their fitness goals. Will I eat too much? Will I work out too little? Will I be motivated? Will I be able to resist my favorite dish that Aunt Mary makes?
Usually Thanksgiving is ... Read more
I've never been a cooker. In fact, cooking meat kind of freaks me out. I don't like the idea of raw meat sitting there on the counter, marinating in all of its salmonella-infused juices. Chicken is the worst, but pork is also kind of gross to me... Read more
So I have this pair of jeans that helps me monitor how well I'm doing. At my highest weight (which I've sadly returned to), I can barely squeeze into them. At the lowest, I can slide them off without unbuttoning them.
Well, this morning, kn... Read more