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Does Anyone Have an Easy Way to Start a Compost Bin?
Tuesday, April 28, 2009      1 comments

Since I have started Spark People I've noticed my recycle bin doesn't fill up as quickly. I'm eating more fresh fruits and veggies and less processed foods with all of the packaging that goes with it. I'm losing weight and producing ... Read more
Where is My Will Power?
Sunday, April 26, 2009      2 comments

On our trip to Arizona's rim country today I ate two things I shouldn't have. A chocolate cookie and a Quaker chewy granola bar. I did eat 2 apples, 3 small strawberries, a little chunk of watermelon, and one of canteloupe, and I made Ea... Read more
Diet Cola and Mentos
Saturday, April 25, 2009      2 comments

No, I didn't drink diet cola and eat Mentos for dinner. Today my first graders and I went out to the field and using a cylindrical contraption that screws into a 2 liter soda bottle we dropped 7 Mentos into the soda bottle by pulling a stri... Read more
When I Spin the Wheel to Login I Feel Like I'm at a Casino Except I'm Always a Winner on SP!
Friday, April 24, 2009      0 comments

I'm just doing this to earn a few more points. I love earning points. It's like being in college and working to earn an A. Now I must get off to bed. I can't wait to spin that wheel when I log in tomorrow. I feel lik... Read more
No More Pot Pies For This SparkPerson
Thursday, April 23, 2009      3 comments

I messed up. I bought a Boston Market Chicken Pot Pie at Frys on sale for $1.77. How could I resist? I had eaten a big healthy salad before my 50 min. walk. After the walk I looked at the nutrition info and figured I could handle the calorie... Read more
A Goodnight Prayer
Tuesday, April 21, 2009      0 comments

Tonight I did 50 minutes of exercises. I feel good. I tracked my food intake and exercise. It is late, though, and I need to go to bed. For all of the SparkPeople out there who are working hard to get healthy here is a prayer for you: ... Read more
Free 20 minute arm work out with weights
Sunday, April 19, 2009      1 comments

I truly feel better just by making more healthy food choices and exercising. I was in a state of stupor. I'd come home from work and if I sat down that was it. I didn't have the energy to get up again. Now I have energy to spare. I wa... Read more
Health A-Z article a little bit discouraging!
Sunday, April 19, 2009      3 comments

I read a health article tonight here on SP to earn points. I chose the article on obesity. Did you know you can reduce the size of fat cells but you can't get rid of them. I can remember reading about the set point many years ago. I also rea... Read more
How Spark People is Helping Me Save Money for a Trip to Cancun
Saturday, April 18, 2009      1 comments

Belonging to Spark People is a great way to save money. It's a free service and has something for everyone. By keeping track of your food intake and staying within your calorie, fat, carbs, and protein you are buying less food. Before SP ... Read more
A Modern Day Miracle: Plantar Fasciitis Disappears
Friday, April 17, 2009      5 comments

I just read about plantar fascitis on the Health A-Z page here at SP. I had Plantar Fasciitis. I also heard that it is called a bone spur. I started getting one about a year or so ago until last Fall. I was wearing Easy Spirit brand shoes wh... Read more
It's Like Girl Scouts for Adults
Thursday, April 16, 2009      4 comments

Remember the song from Girl Scouts: Make new friends but keep the old One is silver and the other's gold. That is what SparkPeople is like for me. An old friend (my sister) invited me on, I've invited old friends to join, a... Read more
Emergency Room Visit Kept Me On Track!!!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009      5 comments

When I go to my friend Brenda's house I always have a hard time controlling what I eat. She invited me over for brisket that she had cooking in the crock pot all day with a can of mushroom soup, mashed potatoes, and before she could fix a veget... Read more
26 Pounds Added by Drinking a Soda a Day
Tuesday, April 14, 2009      1 comments

I just read a SparkPeople Blog that says by drinking one 20 oz. soft drink a day you can put on 26 pounds a year. I rarely drink soda. I usually drink water. I became overweight over eating and not exercising enough. But my son drinks soda. ... Read more
Store Reflection: Who is that fat lady?
Sunday, April 12, 2009      1 comments

Sometimes when I walk by a store window I see a reflection of a fat lady and I realize it is me. I think to myself, "Oh, my gosh, that is me!" I can not believe it. When did this happen? Why did I let my weight get this out of control?... Read more
We Do Need to Clean Our Plates, Just Fill it Wisely
Saturday, April 11, 2009      0 comments

I always hear people saying, "You don't need to clean your plate." Finishing everything on your plate may have been instilled in you as a youngster and now some want to blame their weight gain on that. I'm a little tired of hearing that.... Read more

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