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Recipe For Clear Skin
Thursday, October 03, 2013      1 comments

You are what you eat!!! Nutrition plays a key role to skin health. The condition of your skin reflects your overall health and well-being. Follow this recipe to fight acne: 1. Cut out refined sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, and any process... Read more
Superfoods To Help Fight Cancer
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      2 comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With that in mind, I read an article today that listed the 9 best breast cancer prevention foods. They are: 1. oatmeal 2. broccoli (and cauliflower) 3. beans 4. kale (cabbage,... Read more
Magic Beans or Fee Fi Foe YUM!!!!
Monday, September 30, 2013      3 comments

Once when I was watching a cooking show, I learned to think of beans as little cholesterol sponges, absorbing all that bad cholesterol. That made me realize just how good beans are for your body. Now I just found out that beans also help stabili... Read more
Sizing Things Up
Sunday, September 22, 2013      2 comments

One of the most important things to remember when counting carbs is to check the serving size! 15 carbs for one serving of bananas is actually only half of a medium banana. What a shock to find out that when I eat a whole banana, I am actually e... Read more
Food For Thought (or When Do You Start Craving Salad?)
Friday, September 20, 2013      0 comments

My Dr. told me to count my carbs because I'm prediabetic. She told me I could still eat anything I wanted. I just have to make sure it stays within my allotted carbs. I soon found out that some foods are not worth their carbs. These are fo... Read more
Did She Really Say That?????
Friday, September 20, 2013      2 comments

"Grandma, you"re almost too skinny for that shirt!" A direct quote from my granddaughter. Made my day!!!!! ... Read more
Acne - Another Reason To Count Your Carbs?
Wednesday, September 18, 2013      0 comments

Today I read in the newspaper, that greasy foods and chocolate aren't really a contributing factor to acne. But carbohydrate dense foods can be a factor that can cause acne problems. Of course there are other factors such as stress, hormones, de... Read more
One Year Anniversary Today!!!
Sunday, September 15, 2013      3 comments

Well, today is my one year Spark People Anniversary!! I can't believe I've been sparking for a whole year. This year has brought about important healthy lifestyle changes in my life! I feel better, have more energy and endurance, and have a lot ... Read more
Plan Ahead
Wednesday, September 11, 2013      2 comments

When I first started tracking my nutrition with SP, I would record all my meals at the end of the day. This was very depressing because after I entered my meals, I would find to my dismay that I had already eaten too many carbs (which I was tryi... Read more
I Deserve A Kiss
Thursday, September 05, 2013      1 comments

I've been trying very hard to count my carbs and keep them within the guidelines that my doctor has recommended for my height on a prediabetic diet. It isn't always easy to stay within my carb limits, not snack between meals or while preparing m... Read more
Washing The Pounds Away
Monday, September 02, 2013      1 comments

It seems pretty strange, but I think I'm washing the pounds away! I usually weigh myself just before I get in the shower in the morning before breakfast. I thought that would be the time of day when I weigh the least. One morning, I weighed mys... Read more
The Elusive Last Pound!
Monday, September 02, 2013      1 comments

WOO HOO!!! I DID IT!! All summer I've been trying to lose that 1 last pound to reach my goal. I finally did it! The last pound is gone. It took all summer, but it finally came off!! And I'm going to make sure it stays off! Now I'm ready to set a... Read more
Just Maintained
Friday, June 14, 2013      1 comments

Just got back from vacation. I was a little worried about getting on the scales. I tried to count carbs and watch portion size. But food in Missouri is amazing! Whenever we go to Missouri, I know I'm going to eat really good food. So, I was qu... Read more
A Beauty Secret
Sunday, May 19, 2013      7 comments

I have always had terrible fingernails!! I bit them for years and years. They always crack and peel. They're soft and funny shaped. My cuticles are dry and cracked and split all the time. I always have hangnails which are always sore. My ... Read more
Do The Math
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      4 comments

Finally - Math I can understand........ fruits + nuts + a whole grain = feeling full longer emoticon Wi... Read more

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