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
Hi helpful SP people
I have just started to use 2lb hand weights, I don't have 1lb but could you please recommend any sites or exercises for a newbie?
Any advice and links greatly appreciated... Read more
I watch Biggest Loser every time it comes on and every episode the one thing that I always see happening is people talk about why they want to lose weight, then whomever is the coach for that person will use that topic to motivate them to exercise an... Read more
I'm a 20 year old girl, fairly healthy and 2-3 weeks ago i weighed 56kgs. I just moved to a new town and now live in a flat who cook together (I'm used to cooking for myself) and my workplace is very social and every time I work late (which is almost... Read more
Broken Spark Streaks feel disappointing and discouraging.
My phone app didn't record my log in points the other day therefore broke my log-in streak
I've been too sick to exercise therefore lost my Glow Getter trophy streak
I just want to... 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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