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Progress, Not Perfection
Thursday, July 01, 2021      4 comments

Like so many others on SparkPeople, I am sad and disappointed that SP is ending. Immediately, I checked out SparkAmerica to see if I can just continue onward with my tracking and teams but quickly decided that it is not for me. I've made it a... Read more
"The Definitive Superfood Ranking" (article)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020      4 comments

I thought this list was very interesting and wanted to post here for reference, and to share: https://www.outsideonlin
uperfood-ranking#close ... Read more
On My Way!
Wednesday, August 19, 2020      4 comments

I think I've finally figured out what works for me. I've tried nearly every diet throughout my life and changed my lifestyle according to a lot of the principles I've learned from past diets. For example, the South Beach Diet taught me tha... Read more
Mixing it Up!
Friday, May 29, 2020      5 comments

Hey there! I hope that everyone is doing well, staying safe, and keeping your healthy habits in check! I've actually been working from home, since March 13th 2020. Since I do not have to commute my usual 1 hour each way to work, it g... Read more
How Is Everyone Doing?
Sunday, March 22, 2020      1 comments

I just wanted to post here with these very interesting times we're having, globally. How is everyone? It's not just a local jurisdiction but every one is feeling this COVID-19 problem. As for me, I've been working from home this past week ... Read more
Insulin Resistance
Thursday, October 24, 2019      6 comments

So, this morning I decided to have an everything bagel with cream cheese, cucumber, tomato and red onion slices with coffee for breakfast. I don't usually do this because of all the carbs and calories. But I went for it this morning. It was so d... Read more
Can You Eat Too Much Salad? (article)
Wednesday, August 21, 2019      7 comments

Lately, I am instructed to go on a low-residue/ low fiber diet due to a certain procedure coming up since I turned 50 years old. I realize that I cannot eat my usual go-to meal: salad! Because raw vegetables have too much fiber, it will sta... Read more
Featured in today's SparkPeople main page
Friday, June 21, 2019      3 comments

... There is an article called "Knowing These 8 Facts Could Mean the End of Overeating". It's worth the read! https://www.sparkpeople.
icles.asp?id=2170 I found it interesting that... Read more
A Fun Historical Story about the First Low Carb Diet
Thursday, June 20, 2019      2 comments

I came across this article today called "The Portly Victorian Undertaker Who Launched The World's First Low-Carb Craze" and wanted to share it. If anything, it's an interesting story! https://narratively.com/
the-portly-victorian... Read more
[article] The Case For Walking
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      5 comments

From the article, quoting the Surgeon General: “Physical activity need not be strenuous to be beneficial. Moderate amounts of daily physical activity are recommended for people of all ages. This amount can be obtained in longer sessions of ... Read more
U.S. portions vs the rest of the world!
Thursday, June 06, 2019      10 comments

Hey there, I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about weight loss and lifestyle changes. I've tried all of the diets throughout my life, and although most of them have helped me lose weight, I eventually gain all of it back, and then some.... Read more
I need to drink more water!
Wednesday, May 22, 2019      4 comments

I think that I'm chronically dehydrated. Sometimes, I wake up in the middle of the night with my heart pounding (that's one symptom of dehydration) and it's really unsettling. Mostly, I am drinking coffee, tea, and some water throughout the day.... Read more
[article] How To Get Stronger After Age 50
Wednesday, May 15, 2019      6 comments

I stumbled across this article, which I found so interesting that I wanted to post it here for future reference: https://getpocket.com/ex
ource=pocket-newtab ... Read more
I'm Back!
Thursday, July 26, 2018      6 comments

Hey everybody! So, I work as a visual effects artist and live in Los Angeles area, so that means that my job these days ends up being "all-or-nothing". What I mean by that is that when I first started out 20+ years ago, I was a part of huge... Read more
Keto/Low Carb Diet and Electrolytes
Sunday, April 29, 2018      4 comments

Since I have my annual physical exam coming up, I've been really trying to get my blood sugar levels down, as well as lose as much weight as I can. For several months now, I've been eating very low carb meals. My goal is to get the carbs down t... Read more

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