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
Researchers have been studying what works—and what doesn't—for real, permanent weight loss for years. Various weight-loss interventions (from specialized diets to in-person support groups to educational sessions to weight-loss apps) h... 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
I enjoy walking and jogging but would really like to add weights to my routine. I have a set of dumbbells which go up to 15 lbs. but I have no clue where to begin. Any input would be greatly appreciated!... Read more
I have a gym membership but all I really do there is run. I'd really like to start strength training (machines and free weights) but I have NO idea what I'm doing. I'm so confused by the rules, how many pounds to use and when, what to eat, how ofte... Read more
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i have displayed my weight on my ticker on the team posts and it says I am 190 kg not 190 lb. I did have a lovely supportive email from a lady called Jane but I felt a bit of a fraud as she clearly though... Read more
I've just joined in order to force myself to face up to the fact that I weighed under 140 pounds my entire adult life. Always looked fine and wore whatever I wanted in a size 10. Menopause has slowed my metabolism down, my waist has disappeared and m... Read more
Hi there everyone I am new to Sparkpeople and was wondering.... before I enter my first weight loss, is there away to change the starting weight? I am eager to know so that I can start tracking weight loss. I'm afraid if I start entering that data, t... 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
Yesterday we told you that a SparkPeople member was going to be featured on "Oprah." Did you watch Birdie (DR_BIRDIE) on Oprah's weight-loss episode yesterday? If you didn't, or if you want to watch again, here's your chance. Bi... 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
I love reading the blogs on SP, lots of inspiration and wise words and that feeling that you are not doing this alone.
I really love reading posts about weigh ins, the good and the bad but one thing I have noticed is a trend to put a weight lo... Read more
I have family and friends that have had weight loss surgery and have had great results. I have also had friends and family that have had success with losing weight the old fashion way- burn more calories than you eat.
Several years ago I looked... Read more
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