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My kids think I am crazy

When I make a new food, and want to track the cal. fat. and such. I take everything I used into the bedroom (where the computer is) and then put in each item one by one...I walked out of the room the other day and my middle son looked at me like I was crazy!

- Submitted by BKISSEE1 2/7/2011 in Using SparkPeople | 8 Comments

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Refusing to live with diabetes

Why must we live with Diabetes? Education is the key!

WATCH THIS, all the way through.

https://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=moQZ
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1)
Lose weight.
http://www.webmd.com/die
t/your-hunger-hormonesr>
2)
Lose the (high glycemic index) carbs.
http://www.hsph.ha
rvard.edu/nutritionsourc
e/carbohydrates/carbohyd
rates-and-blood-sugar/r>
3) In particular lose the sucrose (table sugar) and high fructose stuff.
http://ajcn.nutrit
ion.org/content/86/4/895
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https://www.you
tube.com/watch?v=gmC4Rm5
cpOI

- Submitted by JWCOLBY 3/26/2015 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments

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SparkCoach: marshals the resources for me

There is so much amazing, helpful information on SparkPeople that I could get sidetracked in reading instead of doing! Doing SparkCoach is teaching me a routine for "hitting all the marks" in using the SparkPeople resources and getting off the computer and back into life to put that learning to work... I am losing weight again. emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by GAILITCH 3/25/2015 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments

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Dance when you clean house!

When I need to clean the house (ugh) I put on my headphones, put on a workout station on Pandora, and dance while I clean. My kids think I am crazy but it makes cleaning much more fun and I get some cardio in while I do it, WIN WIN!!

- Submitted by JFEGLER 3/24/2015 in Exercise | 1 Comment

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My secret

I do squats while waiting for my lunch to warm up at work.

- Submitted by NANCYEBAKER 3/23/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Cardio glide

In my office at home I can sit and get a good overall work using major muscle groups.

- Submitted by KJBDOIT 3/21/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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stretching while you wait

I do stretches while I'm waiting for things, like the coffee to be done!

- Submitted by DESSIERAI 3/21/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Baby lifts

My son wants me to hold him ALL THE TIME. He's 16 months and about 30 pounds. Sometimes when I pick him up I play with him by lifting him above my head at least 10 times. Its fun for him and a workout for me

- Submitted by NCLARKSON032181 3/19/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Get up early

I get up early and have 20mins work out on my exercise bicycle before getting ready for work emoticon

- Submitted by LLOYD0708 3/16/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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When In Doubt...

Do squats or planks! I started out hating planks, but they make me feel so much stronger if I do them consistently. I like to do both while watching tv and squats are great when you're doing something idle with your hands while standing (cough, dishes, cough)...

- Submitted by PAINSNGAINS618 3/11/2015 in Exercise | 0 Comments

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Puzzled about stress relief? My secret...

For many years I took cigarette breaks to relieve stress at the office. I have been smoke free for one year 1/23/15. This alone relieved the stress of always wanting nicotine. I traded the cigarette break for a puzzle break. I have a jig saw puzzle that I can work on for a few minutes when I need to relax and not think for a minute or so.

- Submitted by DAHARER 3/11/2015 in Everything Else | 0 Comments
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