One of the best things about supermarkets can also be the most confusing: all the choices! When walking from aisle to aisle, it can be overwhelming to look at all the products in each section. Just think of all the choices when you’re looking a... Read more
If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
My closet used to be divided into three sections: clothes that fit when I was 20 pounds heavier; clothes that fit when I was thin but miserable (from my “never-eat-anything-fun” phase); and clothes I could wear at that moment.
... Read more
According to the Giving USA Foundation, charitable giving in the United States reached an estimated $295 billion in 2006—a new record. The record-setting donations included $1.9 billion from Warren Buffett, paid as the first installment of his... Read more
I typically weigh every Monday. I started off at 331 pounds, my heaviest ever. My first week, I dropped about 9 pounds - typical. Two pounds the next week - progress.
So I weighed myself this week, coming off a week of 320 pounds. I weigh on the... Read more
I'm having to take a day at a time...moving towards "intentional" fitness and movement. It's been 2 months since I was at the gym for ST. Time to work back into it again!
Today, for the AM, I headed out the door for a 2mi walk.... Read more
Does anyone know how much weight that comes off initially during a diet/corrected eating habits is actually weight from water? I know there is a great deal of water locked up with glycogen storage, and as glycogen goes down initially it appears like... Read more
After 35 years of dieting I am trying SPARKPEOPLE. I have always been between the 200 and 310 poundage since becoming a woman.
Now I need surgery, new knees, the operation depends on how healthy I can be. The less I weigh the better chance I have... Read more
I try and plan ahead what I'll eat on any given day --- especially when I'll be away from home making sure I have healthy food (such as a yogurt, low sugar granola bar, nuts, assorted fruits & veggies) so I won't get that hungry feeling that sabotage... Read more
Plan out your diet a few days at a time. It helps you make sure you have healthy choices in your home if you stick to your plan when you go grocery shopping. If you have a sweet tooth, be realistic, plan for it with the best healthy option that you... Read more
The Official SP Team for Florida. Join us and meet other Floridians who want to have fun, stay fit, and be healthy. Keep Florida one of the best state teams by joining our team challenges and goals.... Read more
A parody, to the tune of Hey, Jude. Hey you, I know it’s bad,You’ll have to get strong to make it better,Remember to always lead with your heart,Then you can start to make it better.Hey you, don't be dismayed,Your body&rsq... Read more
It’s pretty clear that progress towards any important goal goes a lot better when you can maintain a positive state of mind. Positive goals, positive (but realistic) expectations, and positive self-talk all help us stay motivated and survive th... Read more
Here's the scoop on my 240 weigh in--these last five pounds were probably completely due to an attack of acute pancreatitis that put me in the hospital last Sunday. I was in incredible pain, flat on my back for 5 long days and 4 nights--NPO for the... Read more
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