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Visualizing something you want to do rather than what it looks like
Friday, March 12, 2010      4 comments

Somewhere in Spark I read a statement by TALIMAR that I copied into my notebook that I liked. The statement was "When I use visualization instead of focusing on what I want to look like, I focus on something that I want to do. For instance,... Read more
Taking a Look at Myself - Not Just My Weight
Thursday, March 11, 2010      5 comments

The scale is not the only way to measure progress. It is the most black and white, quickly taken measurement, but there are other alternatives available. Sometimes th... Read more
Tasty Coconut Oil Recipe Ideas and Coconut Oil Use Progress Report
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      2 comments

Last night I made organic brown rice in my rice cooker and added in a tablespoon of coconut oil. I had heard of coconut rice before so thought why not try. It was extremel... Read more
Pride Comes Before a Fall
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      2 comments

I am reminded of the old Proverb about pride coming before a fall when I recognize the tendency in myself and others who reach mini goals and become so proud of what they have accomplished that they lose sight of their ultimate goals. This... Read more
Oodles of delicious recipes under 200 calories at this site
Monday, March 08, 2010      8 comments

This morning I've been on a search for recipes with healthy ingredients and found a recipe site blog that looks very promising. The blog states that "This blog’s purpose i... Read more
Today I took my first step towards coconut oil
Sunday, March 07, 2010      8 comments

I have been reading about the benefits of coconut oil now for a couple of weeks but still had not made it to the natural foods store in town to get my extra virgin cold pr... Read more
Could longer exercise sessions be the key to losing weight?
Saturday, March 06, 2010      5 comments

I was presented with a question on my Trivia Quiz yesterday asking what type of exercise was the best at reducing cholesterol levels. The answer was longer sessions rather... Read more
Emotional eating -- How easy it can be to blow it!
Friday, March 05, 2010      6 comments

I find many who suffer from emotional eating here on Spark. I am making progress in the area but am certainly not perfect yet. Yesterday at school I started to feel ill. I hadn't felt up to par for a couple of days but pushed on anyway. I ... Read more
Custom Workouts for Strength on the Fitness Tracker - Swap Workouts
Thursday, March 04, 2010      5 comments

I am always amazed, even after being here on Spark for over 18 months, that I find new buttons to push that make my Spark life easier. Spark is always improving, or I am just noticing things that I didn't before. I think the Swap Workout feature... Read more
Ruby Red Chai Tea - Spicy, Satisfying, and a Zero in Everything But Flavor
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      3 comments

I am working on cutting down my caffeine consumption and find that this tea for me is a great substitute for a cup of java. Seldom do you find such a delicious food with z... Read more
Update on Coconut Oil, Coconut, Coconut Water . . . seems coconuts are everywhere lately
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      8 comments

A few days ago I posted a YouTube link of a Doctor telling of her experience with Coconut Oil and Alzheimer's. I've been reading much about coconut oil lately, and it seems it is beginning to be in the news. As someone said in a message board th... Read more
Editing your favorite foods in your nutritional tracker
Monday, March 01, 2010      3 comments

I have blogged recently about efficient ways to add food to your nutritional tracker. Today I would like to suggest another technique to make this tracking easier. When you click on My Favorites tab of the Add a Food link you will see a but... Read more
SparkPeople Reports - Don't Miss Them and Track Often for Best Results
Sunday, February 28, 2010      5 comments

I have been consistently tracking nutrition, fitness, mileage, and calories burned since the first of the year. I have paid attention to the daily and weekly totals on the tracking page, but had not ran the reports on Spark consistently. For thi... Read more
The key to everything, I find, is time
Saturday, February 27, 2010      3 comments

I am just realizing how important it is that I guard my time and prioritize what I do. Without doing that I will not be successful in the long run. I will have spurts of succ... Read more
Please Don't Miss This - Important Information on Alzheimer's Disease
Friday, February 26, 2010      4 comments

Click on the link below to find information on using Medium-Chain Triglycerides (coconut oil) for treating Alzheimer's Disease. The link is to a You Tube set of videos by Dr. Mary Newport on using MCTs in the treatment of her husband's Alzheimer... Read more

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