Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople! Hopefully your program is off to a smooth start, and you’re happy with your progress so far. But for others who aren’t seeing results yet, it’s been a little more frustrating. Many dieters tend to make simila... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Hi. I'm Jessica. I'm 26 and got in the scale this morning and weight 231. :( I have gained about 15lbs over the past few months and have lost my motivation to go to the gym. I want someone who is willing to chat with as much as we both need. I would... Read more
Is it worth it? The scale hasn't moved in 3 weeks. Before that it only dropped because I was sick and didn't eat much for days. 1400ish calories a day focused on whole foods. Almost daily exercise. Nothing. Don't feel better. No lost inches. Nada.... Read more
I've tried 10 different scales. Half is heavier by 10lbs, the other is lighter by 10lbs. Which one should I agree on. If it's the heavier scale, that means I haven't lost any weight since last year...... Read more
WALGREENS offer free tests with their Wellness Bus Tour. Go to WALGEENS.COM eneter your zip code and it tells you were the bus is. These free health tests include: total cholesterol, glucose reading for blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index,... Read more
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA... Read more
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... Read more
We have all heard the phrase “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” Then why is it that we as a society equate thinness to being healthy and fit when in all reality there is a growing epidemic of what researchers are now referring to as ‘normal weigh... Read more
I appreciate the positive responses and “club” name ideas shared by readers of my earlier blog, But What if I Can’t Lose Weight. I am starting a new series to provide ideas, topics and suggestions that may help you move forward in your quest for weig... Read more
(Body Comp : a measurement of the body's fat mass and lean mass. My new scale measures fat %, water %, muscle % and bone weight.)
So yesterday my body comp scale was delivered and I stepped on this morning to check out the current status and ...... Read more
I got my birthday gift from my honey this week.
I asked for and got an Iron Girl scale from Tanita
I was out of town all week on a business trip, when I got home Friday this was here waiting for me.
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