There’s no doubt about it: trying to lose weight can be a stressful thing! There’s nothing like trying to stick to a “simple” weight loss plan for bringing you face-to-face with the frustrating complexities of human natur... Read more
Perhaps the biggest reason that permanent weight loss is so difficult is that it is stressful—for your mind and your body. And when you're stressed out, you just don’t function at your best, mentally, emotionally, or physically. In fa... Read more
Are you a weight loss failure?
Before you answer that question, let’s talk about what failure means.
A recent study found that, in the nonsensical weight loss world, most failure has more to do with failing to meet faulty expectations... Read more
To stick around and work, weight loss has to fit within the bigger picture -- and then made into a daily priority. Like a movie extra struggling to be seen on a blockbuster film, if weight loss isn’t in the big picture, it won’t get w... Read more
As you've probably figured out, winning at weight loss is about making long-lasting, life-altering change. Just like any sport or skill, you might start out a little rocky. Choosing healthy foods, trying different workouts, and finding the strate... Read more
My weight goal info no longer shows on my start page - so I cannot edit my weight goal.
Is there another way to find my weight goal and edit it?
I do not find any indication that I am on the Spark5 program. I do want to lose weight and do n... Read more
Trying to get healthier and get some weight off this frame before I have hip surgery. Last trip to the doctor upset me when I was weighed. Since that visit (end of Feb.), I have lost about 14 pounds but have a long way to go. Seems like when I weig... Read more
Starting over today. I've gained a lot of weight due to the compulsive overeating pattern I developed. I signed up for Spark Coach and I'm tracking my food. My motto right now is progress not perfection.... Read more
HI since Sept I have been eating mostly raw food and lost 47lbs but then for about a month and a half my weight loss has stalled I was eating alot of fruit. So then I switched over to a Low Carb diet and voila the weight has started coming off again.... Read more
More than 52 things to try to lose a pound (or more) a week in these two articles from Prevention Magazine. Pick one to try this week. I'm doing Phone-ercise (cleaning, doing laundry, and pacing while blabbing on the phone)http://www.prevention.com... Read more
After working on weight loss for a while, I finally realized that if I looked at my nutrition tracker and my activity trackers for the weeks when I had good weight losses, it was easy to find out what I did that really worked. I have found my person... Read more
"Weight loss is really hard---but maintaining that weight loss is even harder!" If anyone out there agrees with this statement; please raise your hand. That’s what I thought. There are lots of hands held high. I... Read more
Something in common with many of the Success Stories on SparkPeople is that those members used our free Nutrition and Fitness Trackers to help them reach their weight loss goal. Being able to track your nutrition intake and how much fitness activity... Read more
According to Katrina Purcell, dietician and the first author on the paper from the University of Melbourne, "Across the world, guidelines recommend gradual weight loss for the treatment of obesity, reflecting the widely held belief that fast weight l... Read more
It's hard to believe that this is my last week in Spangle's book.
On day #94 she writes about living our lives in one of three columns of weight behavior: lose, maintain or gain. She says every day we live in one of them based on our behavior t... Read more
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