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
Judi (TIME4JUDI) is long-time SparkPeople member with multiple sclerosis (MS). By walking indoors with the help of walking DVDs, she lost 60 pounds in seven months! Now she shares her advice and tips with others who want to walk off the weight withou... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
I am not a morning person.
This confession will come as no surprise to my friends and family, most of whom have spent many glorious years making merry over my tendency to nod off over breakfast, my need for copious amounts of c... Read more
Is it a problem to eat less than my recommended calories each day?
Strange as it sounds, going too low on calories is a common cause of getting stuck at your current weight despite dieting. Your body is designed to protect you from starvation du... Read more
I have had this horrid headcold for the last week and the dr told me to take sudafed. She told me to not take more then one 12 hour pill per day. Well I could not breath that night so I took another one because it helped... well hello! Didn't go to s... Read more
Hi my name is Jessy and I am 27 and I am tired of being obese! I weigh just as much now as I did 2 days before giving birth to my last child! I need to change this. I have no self esteem left and I honestly hate looking in the mirror. My husband is o... Read more
i am gail and have been through alot of surgeries in the last two years for my eyes and i have ganed alot of weight because of recovery now i need to lose the weight so im starting the message boards i need the help and support 524... Read more
We used to send photo cards that showed the entire family since we have moved so often that we have friends and family that don't see us often. For the past 5 years, I managed to convince my husband that we could just send pictures of the kids becau... Read more
Hello everyone! For the past month or two I've been running 3.5 miles a day/5 days a week and doing yoga for 30 minutes/5 days a week. I personally think this is completely doable but by the time I get done running I'm dead. My energy is completely z... Read more
Slim-Down IdeasSplurging on a gym membership isn't the only way to weight loss. What you eat is obviously important, but how you eat can also help you reach your goal weight. Click through for nutrition tips that could help bo... Read more
Need another reason to get fit? New research shows that endurance-trained athletes have a higher resting metabolism than those who don't exercise. This suggests that they burn energy faster than sedentary people even without exercising--and the dif... Read more
I have been reading this morning about how to get my metabolism in gear. I knew about the importance of strength training, but I wasn't aware of the importance of keeping hydrated. Who knew that your body gets distracted from burning fat when it ha... Read more
Just read this article on SP, 'How Your Genes Affect Your Jeans'. I really like this contributor's articles. If I lived in Kentucky, I'd hire her to train me!
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=how _your_genes_affect_your_jean_size#commen... Read more
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