Believe it or not, the nutritional needs of children have not changed much in the last 20 years. However, the world they live in certainly has. It is quite a different childhood experience for kids and teens, with fast food restaurants on every corne... Read more
You've made the decision to get in shape, lose weight or just live a healthier lifestyle. But you're worried about how you'll manage to find the time to get to the gym, shop and cook healthy foods, or even how you'll keep your goals i... Read more
Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T... Read more
My name is Jim. Today I weigh 243 pounds. My goal is to release 58 pounds in the next 6-9 months and this time I will get there and maintain it!
I am looking for support, encouragement, prayers, good vibes, no candygrams pleas... Read more
I've tried several times to quit smoking. After reading on whyquit.com how using the nicotine patches actually causes your body to still want it, I've decided to quit cold turkey yesterday. I'm doing awesome. Haven't had a cigarette since the evening... Read more
This is a big step for me. For years I have been "googling" information when it comes to diet, fitness and advice. I have been reluctant in regards to creating my own message board but here it is!
I am ready to take action! I have... Read more
Hi all, I'm just rejoining SparkPeople because I'm out of control with my eating. I just reread / relived my first experience of joining back in 2009 (before wedding, before baby). It was actually extra motivating (and nostalgic) to read my old goa... Read more
187 I had my son when I was 39 and turned 40 a couple of months after he was born. 123 He is two now. I lost the baby weight, but now on a mission to lose the pounds gained years before his arrival. 198 Progress is sloooooow. 134 Looking for m... Read more
After baby #2 came along, it seemed I was always flustered and running late. I realized my day planning needed a reality check!The solution? For 2 weeks I timed routine activities whenever possible. For example, I tracked:-The average time of morning... Read more
Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An... Read more
On a recent episode of NBC's "The Biggest Loser", the 4 remaining contestants were given their final challenge: run a marathon. They had 60 days to train, and although the episode doesn't discuss the details of their training program, we assume tha... Read more
It's hard to believe just ten short months ago SparkPeople runners and walkers traveled from all over the country to run the first of many races in 2010. We all met in New Orleans to run in the Mardi Gras Rock N Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon at the... Read more
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