SparkPeople Parenting and Family Support Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=61 Trying to balance work, weight loss, and family? Share tips for keeping your whole family fit and healthy. SparkPeople Parenting and Family Support Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=61 How do I help an Obese Daughter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=43647998 She is 22 and has aspergers syndrome. Very highly functional. She has been steadily gaining weight all her life. I dont know how much she weighs but my guess is around 200 lbs. Possibly more. 5'4". Her weight has been an issue her whole life. She has tried a few things. I have tried everything I can think of to help her lose weight. Her efforts have been minimal though. She is well aware she is overweight. She is a smart cookie and an A student in college getting a bio degree. <BR> <BR> I ... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:35:11 EST Planning for old age within the family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=43381163 I was surprised when my mother died to discover that she had bought insurance products from people who called her on the phone or who came to the house. Surprised because she was extremely secretive with her eight children about her assets and refused to allow any of us to help her plan. Surprising even more because one of her sons is a financial planner. The most she'd allow him to do was mow her lawn or take her shopping. <BR> <BR> When one of my siblings called me Thursday to discuss... Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:05:36 EST male infertility http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=43343422 We all talk about female infertility. It's common and we don't think about this but I am now more interested in male infertility because my husband. We recently found out that we problem to conceive because of his infertility. The most common issues that lead to infertility in men are problems that affect how the testicles work. Other problems are hormone imbalances or blockages in the male reproductive organs. In about 50% of cases, the cause of male infertility cannot be determined. The mos... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:21:30 EST 20 year old daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=43297776 My daughter is 20 years old. She finished a two year college degree over the summer. She is basically a great kid. I am not comfortable with her new choice of friends and late nights/early morning running around. She is a responsible young lady in most ways....she is a server at a restaurant making pretty good money, she has a truck and pays for it, she pays her own cell phone under her own account. <BR> I pay her vehicle insurance (I always have, it seemed fair as she was a working stud... Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:43:00 EST Never felt so bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=43272405 Hi there, <BR> I suppose you could call this a cry for help. I had a baby 5 months ago, and my tiny frame (5ft 3, 102lbs) was destroyed by carrying my gorgeous chunky son (10lbs 11 at birth). <BR> It's one thing having to contend with the plethora of stretch marks covering my chest, stomach, legs, bum and arms, but it's another having to deal with the now frumpy, out of shape, hanging body I have. <BR> My stomach hangs to my groin, I have fat deposits that make me look 6 months pregnant. A w... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:05:12 EST Never mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=43238897 No responses, so never mind. Fri, 6 Oct 2017 17:28:44 EST is a mile to long ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=43107631 I want to walk but I have my kids t hat are 7 and 5. Is a mile to long a walk for them do you think. I could take a stroller and if they get tired could sit d\for a min. what are your thoughts TIA Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:14:07 EST How much is it fair to expect of your partner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=43062553 I've been in a relationship for a year and 9 months now. Throughout the first year of that, I was going through a pretty traumatic life experience and ended up with bouts of anxiety and depression, and as a result I gained a lot of weight. I've gotten through the bulk of the trauma and am mostly back to my old self, except for the added weight. <BR> <BR> My partner and I knew each other for 3 years before we became a couple, so all he knows of me is this fit woman that he can envision spend... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:32:39 EST Teenage Knuckleheads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=43021327 I have a 14 year old son and a 13 year old daughter. They argue with each other. Their grades are not great. I cannot trust them with electronic devices. They would be up all night on them if they are not confiscated. My son seems determined to fail. My strong willed daughter has turned into a follower. I spend so much time focused on them and my husband that I don't have much time for me. How have you managed the struggle. How do you find time for yourself and your fitness. I am trying to fi... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:38:31 EST my daughter has not been eating well lately http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42993745 hi there <BR> my daughter is 13.5 years old and has always been a picky eater, but lately i have noticed she may go for long periods of time without eating,unless i am on top of her to eat which i can't always be, because i have so many other things to do. i had her doctor do bloodwork, and she is fine, her iron is abit low but not too much cause for concern. <BR> <BR> like most kids if there is junk in the house she will gravitate towards that instead of the healthy stuff. she than compla... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:36:53 EST Feeling overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42713886 Hi, Moms! I consulted with the doctor. He said I have infertility issue. My eggs are not mature and periods are not at the time. I married my husband five years ago. I am a 33-year-old woman living in Los Vegas. It's been a great time until I found that I am not able to get my own child. <BR> It was so frustrating moment for me. I believe that it takes a lot of time to get out it. Even I faced some career issues because of that. Even I faced a lot of sleepless night and panic attacks. I al... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:27:09 EST Chickenpox? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42525566 Has anyone here ever seen chickenpox? My 13 year old started the week with a fever, sore throat, and a nasty cough. Now she has red bumps with white dots in the middle on her belly and back. It's not poison ivy or any of the other normal summer time issues. I was thinking maybe chickenpox, but none of my kids have ever had them. I had them in the 80's but I don't remember much about them. <BR> <BR> Does anyone remember what they look like or how they make you feel? <BR> I'm taking her to the... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:04:30 EST Kids time with other parent http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42432979 I don't know how to deal with the other parent acting like an extra child. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:48:36 EST Pre-Op started today! Surgery date 6/30/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42123332 I am 9 hours into my first day on the pre-op diet and I am starving! Any suggestions? Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:42:54 EST Skinnytaste: Dinner Meal Plans (70+ weeks) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42090690 I mostly hang around the diet and nutrition board (where I advocate meal plans and a low carb diet), but found this family-oriented site with 70+ weeks of dinner meal plans. The meal plans occasionally include pasta, so don't make my low-carb list, but that doesn't mean you can't serve your family healthy dinners -- particularly kid-friendly ones -- and let someone do the work of meal planning for you. Pages include summaries of ingredients used so you don't have to flip through and compile f... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:49:10 EST almost one month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42065321 I had my band removed and VSG surgery on May 15/2017, today I am down 20 pounds, I am so happy! So far I am having a pretty easy recovery, this week I did Zumba twice and got over 5K steps 3 times, so increasing the exercise a little. Hope you are all doing well. Have a great day! Mary Sun, 11 Jun 2017 08:28:22 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42023893 . Wed, 7 Jun 2017 08:48:12 EST Good recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41976549 I think I finally found the right board. I had a lap band removal and VSG on 5/15/2017. I am almost at 3 weeks recovery and doing great. The only setback I've had is that when I try to do more strenuous exercise besides walking, I get a sharp pain in my lower left side and take it easy for a few days. But so far I am down 16 pounds and to me that is great! I don't have as much to lose as some, so I know I will lose slower. This is the lowest weight I have been at in 10 years. So I am e... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 11:00:22 EST Sleeve on 5/15/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41881245 Hi Everyone, I had my lap band removed and sleeve done on 5/15/15. I am healing nicely and have to set a timer to remember to drink. I can only get 2 oz down every 15 minutes, but so far so good. Thanks for posting, I feel like I have a lot to learn . Had my staples removed Monday and she reminded me that a leak can occur if you progress your food too fast. So two more weeks of full liquids, bah humbug, but I know in the long run it will be the right thing, Just dealing with a whole lot ... Tue, 23 May 2017 13:07:49 EST mirena iud http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41849213 I had mine put in 13 march 2017 then it was ok until next morning i got bad pains ended up in hospital and couldnt find anything wrong. End up back in a.e friday night and early sat morning they took it out. I was fine nothing wrong all better and now got it put back in and got bad back pains sore tummy mood swings have gone nuts i called the cops on my partner twice for nothing. Mood swings are driving me nuts i want myself back and my life. I have gain weight and fitting into size 12 clothi... Sat, 20 May 2017 02:51:07 EST Adult child at home w/depression & anxiety. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41549197 Was wondering if anyone else out there has an adult child living at home (and not working) due to depression and anxiety or other mental health issues? <BR> <BR> I'm torn between wanting to be super-supportive (which I try to be) and frustration that things aren't getting better fast enough. <BR> <BR> It's been a long, hard climb to get her through school and then college and I have very little emotional reserves left. <BR> <BR> Some days it feels like there's no hope at all and I just w... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:09:30 EST Sparkbuddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41545123 I am just getting back into this and I need someone or someones to keep me going. Anyone in need of a buddy to keep them going? <BR> <BR> I am a busy mom of three returning to work soon after having a baby. The baby weight is gone but I need to work on reducing weight and toning. I am hoping to lose about 15 lb which is a lot on me. I also attend school part time so finding time for everything is hard. I can always use a little encouragement from people with a common goal or situation. <BR... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:25:34 EST Anyone here pregnant?? :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41534530 Hi there! I am 5 months pregnant and now that my nausea is completely gone and my energy is somewhat back to "normal" I am trying my best to stay active and eat healthy again after a horrible first trimester. :) I just want to feel good about myself at this point rather than horrible. <BR> Any other mamas out there? This will be my 3rd. I was a lot heavier the first 2 times! I wasn't where I wanted to be weight wise before getting pregnant with this one but I am still not as large as I used ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:47:47 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41457195 how do I delete my own post ? <BR> There's no delete button Tue, 11 Apr 2017 02:21:53 EST My kid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41439806 My daughter is 12, almost 13. The school she goes to measures and weighs them every year. I just got the results of her measurements a few days ago. In November she was 57.5 inches tall and weighed 114. They calculated her Bmi as being in the obese range. The kid walks at least a mile throughout the neighborhood daily, she takes 3 hours of dance class a week, drinks more water than pop, and when she's not at dance class she spends at least half an hour doing cartwheels and other Arco tricks. ... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 09:22:27 EST Lifestyle change and food nastalgia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41433855 First, about me. I'm a 40 something married mom of two elementary aged daughters. My weight loss journey has had the typical ups and downs but currently I'm on a diet plan prescribed by my doctor and I feel like I'm mentally prepared for it to be a lifestyle change. <BR> I feel that I have addictive tendencies so I don't even have cheat days or indulge for birthdays or holidays. (Doesn't it seem like holidays can go all year long??). The most I do is broaden my plan a little so that I can ea... Sat, 8 Apr 2017 20:01:02 EST First year back to work after maternity leave http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41224910 <BR> <BR> Hello, <BR> <BR> When I was on maternity leave I was doing really well working out and eating healthy. Now that I'm back to work I'm struggling. I have lost muscle mass, strength, and flexibility. I have no idea how much I weigh. My clothes are not fitting comfortably anymore and I feel awful. <BR> <BR> My little guy is still waking up multiple times during the night. I may get six hours of broken sleep each night. I'm tired. The job I have can be demanding on my time and my en... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:36:45 EST Big Kid Temper Tantrums http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41224803 My son is still having full blown-top-of-his-lungs screaming fits when he doesn't get his way...usually after I warn him the tv is going off soon, then it's turned off. <BR> Also when I say, "no more books, time for lights out"... <BR> Also when he gets oatmeal instead of his fav cereal. <BR> <BR> I say, "you have a lot of anger, can you punch a pillow or stomp?" but he'd rather lay on the floor and scream! <BR> <BR> help! Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:21:54 EST Any tips for weight loss whilst breastfeeding? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41212382 I am currently breastfeeding my 6 month old baby. I have been tracking over 1,500 calories most days and try not to go too far below in case it effects my supply or something. I don't see any options that can be set to record breastfeeding on tracker, does anyone know how you do this? Fri, 17 Mar 2017 05:49:56 EST Need to vent http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41205728 Just need to vent and wasn't sure where to go without upsetting anyone especially my husband. Maybe I'm in a mood and maybe I'm being selfish. But I'm tired of feeling like I'm the only one trying to keep things exciting. I'm sure it's normal to get in a funk and men are men (sorry guys) but I've noticed the past couple weeks everything aggravates me. We have only been married since Nov both in our early 40's. I just feel unappreciated. Not really sure how to even describe it... Ok my ... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:53:19 EST Box tops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41100623 Hey everyone. I am collecting Box Tops for my daughter's school. If any has any that aren't expired I'd love to have them!! Fri, 3 Mar 2017 20:04:16 EST Kids and eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41082510 Why do I feel the need to eat what my children do not eat? Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:34:35 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41080699 I am new to the forum. Wed, 1 Mar 2017 05:33:38 EST Any one living with child and his/her child http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41008025 I am living with my almost 35-year-old daughter and my 2.5 year old granddaughter. I spend more time with granddaughter and do most of housework. Any one else in same boat? Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:05:16 EST Dog Disagreement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40992525 So my husband and I had to put down our beloved dog in October 2015, and I want to adopt another. <BR> <BR> He doesn't. I explain my reasons for wanting one, he explains his reasons for not wanting one. And we just can't seem to agree. <BR> <BR> I understand and appreciate his reasons, but I think he's just plain wrong on this. <BR> Anyone been in this situation? I am looking for ways to bring him around, but I'm not sure it can be done. <BR> <BR> I don't bother him too much about... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:40:16 EST Final insurance approval prior to Gastric Sleeve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40965493 hi, <BR> i am scheduled for VSG on Mar 16th and I am nervous about not getting the final approval from my insurance. My last weigh in for the 6 month required medically monitored weight loss program i gained 5 pounds. The dietitian has me coming back for another 1 on 1 with her because she wants to make sure that i am at back down to my starting weight before i attend the preop class. She advised that even though insurance uses the starting weight for approval if they see thst i have gaine... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:26:44 EST The Journey Begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40941607 Finally approved for the Sleeve. Surgery is on Feb 22nd. Started liquid diet and chewable supplements. Not nervous or excited, guess that will come in time. Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:48:02 EST 25 year old living with parents http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40931232 Dear readers, <BR> <BR> So my question is, is it normal for a 25 year old woman to not be able to sleep over at a friends house or stay out past midnight, other wise her parents freak out? I am living with my parents. It has been very hard on me because I was used to living by myself. I don't like having a curfew and I don't like them telling me what to do. I have a job and I will be financially stable soon, but I don't wanna move out because they will be upset if I do. They are just drivi... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 01:35:22 EST husband's death is making me eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40818520 My husband passed away in Oct. 2016. Since then all I want to do is eat. We were married for 42 years and have been together for 44. I just don't know what to do, I try to eat healthy but then I binge eat. I pray God will help me get this under control. Please if you have any suggestions, I need help. Thanks, Sue Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:09:33 EST Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40707170 Hello, I was sleeved on December 22, 2016. I have lost 13 llbs since surgery. I am getting a little discouraged because the scale just doesn't seem to move. I am weighing everything I eat and getting all my protein in. I am drinking around 40 oz a day. Should I be concerned? Also has anyone felt hungry in between meals my dr currently has me eating only 3 oz of protein each meal with 1 protein shake a day. Nothing but proteins no veggies or fruits yet. Please help! Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:20:20 EST Should I trust this fertility clinic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40643597 Hi, everybody. I came here to ask you to help me choose a clinic for my egg donation program. Several words about myself. I’m 30 years old. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 22 and have been TTC for nearly 5 years without any positive results. After my last IVF the doctor advised us to try to conceive with the help of a donor egg. Unfortunately, cycling in the USA is too expensive for us now. My husband and I got interested one Ukrainian clinic. It’s situated in Kiev and its name is Biotexcom. We ... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:51:53 EST Back to healthy life after death of sister http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40637048 I lost my big sister about 7 weeks ago after an elective surgery. The world inside disintegrated while outside I kept a brave face for the family. I also stuffed all the pain with food. She wouldn't want that so here I am. Wish me luck. Sun, 1 Jan 2017 18:57:52 EST IUD Mirena - How much pain before to remove it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40584650 I really wanted to share my experience with you ladies out there who feel unsure about what is happening. When I was so lost and in pain, I read other ladies’ stories which helped me make my decision so I hope my experience helps you AS MUCH <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I tried all birth controls and had headaches, decreased libido and very irregular periods, so I got an IUD Mirena (the 5 year one). <BR> The insertion was atrociously painful (even with the heating pad). Took 45min and my doc had... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:03:20 EST Protein drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40578783 I just wanted to see if anyone else has continued with the protein drink after the surgery. I am still taking it and in order to get a good amount of protein in I am making it with skimmed milk but at double strength with an added teaspoon of skimmed milk powder. Personally I am finding it great - usually I go all day at work with cups of tea and my protein shake along with very little else. It stops me from feeling hungry and as I drink it over the course of 4 or 5 hours it doesn't stretc... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:24:51 EST Fighting the fight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40549358 Gave birth to a healthy baby girl in July and now struggling to lose weight. I am also diabetic on an insulin pump. I had lost the baby weight in like two months but then I started to gain it all back. In the beginning i was having trouble making time to take care of me. So i went without eating or drinking for long period which is why i am guess how lost the weight. Now we have settled into a routine and things are a bit more settled. So i get to eat about two to three times a day not always... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 11:56:44 EST New Member here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40464877 Hi, joining the V. wagon again. I want to say this is the first and last time for this but, I am like a yoyo... I hate this. I need to improve. My eating habits are terrible. Its horrible. I need to see this as a long term commitment not a quick fix solution but its hard at times. I just need to DO THIS! You see, I do better when I don't give myself permission to cheat. If I do cheat then it all goes down the drain. I need support, and a myriad of other things to accomplish this. Help.. howev... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 02:22:34 EST 6 days post op worried im not drinking enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40462840 in hospital I had no problems with clear fluids. when I got home and started full liquids I can barely get my protein shakes down. I do have a few sips of chicken broth in morning and try to get take water in between. I just feel so uncomfortable after I drink. I am taking Prilosec and Zofran when needed but I still get tight feeling at top of stomach. Is this temporary. Protein shakes and other fluids I'm getting in about 6 to 7 cups of fluids is it enough? HELP. Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:20:25 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40448154 Have a fantastic Thursday! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:55:49 EST Not sure what I need... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40425895 ..I don't see any way to delete a post..so I just erased it. Sorry all. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:14:05 EST anxiety medication http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40348413 I am on sertraline 100 mg, once daily for anxiety and depression. Since going up 125 mg I been getting alot of side effects, painful joints, swelling in hands, feet, and legs. Weight gain, extreme headaches, twitches and or shaking, nausea all the time, painful stomach. What does other people take for meds. And if you are taking sertraline has these happen to you. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:37:39 EST i think my daughter might have PCOS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40299511 hi everyone, <BR> my daughter is 12 almost 13, she started her period a few months ago... but her cycles are not regular she gets one like every 6 to 8 weeks.. i am concerned, because i have PCOS and my cycle was like clockwork intially and than by age 15 they completely stopped. <BR> <BR> when i told my daughter your eating habits are not that greatest, she gets defensive. i have tried to tell them fruit before junk, yet i still see her heading for the pantry closet especailly when i am n... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 06:22:29 EST single parent struggles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39992448 I know that I am not the only single mom who is trying to lose weight, but I am struggling to find a balance between work, mom'ing, and exercise. I just feel like by the time i get home, it's dinner, bath, bed. I know I'm new to this, and am hoping that with some time, my energy levels will come back up as well. Do you have any tips or tricks on time management as single working parents? I know it's possible i just need to find the way that works for me! Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:10:34 EST Obesity in youth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39988129 Why do parents let their children become obese? <BR> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:37:15 EST Grown children living at home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39885231 I am 50 years old and work with special ed children in our local school system. I need help on handling a situation at my home. I have two adult daughters that both still live at home, one moved back after graduating college (which my husband and I paid for almost 100%) She is 24 and working. Not a great job but a job. My other daughter is 21, stayed home to go to a local college and is now working as a nurse making very good money. We charge them nothing to live here. In fact both are... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:24:05 EST Safety of kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39801848 I recently bought a home in Toronto. It’s a double storied building. The casement window upstairs are open without any window stops. They all are very large in size. I have 2 small children and younger one is too naughty. I’m afraid about their safety. Before shifting to the new home I need to solve the problem. So i’m thinking of re-installing the window with a more safer one but I don't know which one will be best. My friend suggested(http://www.heritagehomedesign.ca<BR>/windows/compare-wi... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:18:23 EST What's your biggest challenge for weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39003621 Hey lovely mums, <BR> <BR> I managed to lose weight prior to having kids and I did pretty well but now that I have a 17 month old I am finding it a real struggle! I am super tired working full time and taking care of him -he's also been sick loads since he started daycare so I'm up at nights and I always end up turning to chocolate and junk food to keep me going! Plus no time for a gym membership. I'd really like to fit back into some of my old clothes! Anyone else struggling with this? Fri, 13 May 2016 05:44:05 EST Going thru a divorce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38885035 I am going through a divorce. I'm not happy about it, but I'm not overly upset either. My kids aren't even real upset about it. But it still brings a lot of stress and stress eating. I really want to feel better and be healthier, but I seem to be sabotaging myself. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:17:13 EST I am close to hating my18yr old daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38602339 Our daughter is 18 but still in high school. She will graduate in June. She has such disrespect and anger towards us that I'm am super close to hating her and moving out! Her older sister told her that she looks like her Godfather and not any of them or my husband(their father), now she wants us to go on Maury and do a DNA test (I REFUSE that nonsense, Maury or a DNA test). <BR> She told us that until we do DNA to prove that my husband is her daddy, she won't respect us because we don't resp... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 10:52:29 EST Pregnancy at 38 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38561533 Hi! I am a 38 year old woman and will be TTC (trying to conceive) shortly. Currently tracking ovulation pattern in hopes of conceiving a boy which are lacking on my spouse's side of the family (Shettles Method). I have 2 great kids already and we will be trying for that third little miracle. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to reach out to other women who are in the same stage of "older maternity" and would like to share stories. The last time I was pregnant, I was 29 but I have never felt so health... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 20:12:29 EST How to get a teen to drink water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38460005 I am stumped at how to convince my teen to drink water. There are days he does not drink much of anything at all. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 22:29:48 EST How can I help my husband? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38298024 <BR> My husband had been big ever since we met 10 years ago. But he's really started gaining weight this last year. He is a stress eater (like me), but while I've been making changes to address my weight and health, he is not at all. <BR> <BR> Last night really opened my eyes. He brought home McDonalds. I did ask him to, my fault. But, while I split 10 chicken nuggets and a medium fry with our 2yo, he ate 20 nuggets, a double cheese burger, and a large fry. <BR> <BR> He tried to encourage... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:13:58 EST The AUTISM PDD-NOS ASPERGERS Sharing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=37445192 Hi, <BR> <BR> I thought it would be nice to have a designated Autism thread for those of us with children, grandchildren, relatives or just friends that have Autism and related disorders. <BR> <BR> My son and grandson have Autism, in their case Asperger's and PDD-NOS respectively. They are both very intelligent and highly functional. My son is 31 years old and my grandson is 13 years old. I am proud to say they are both doing fantastic. My son is getting married in a few months to high swee... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 02:41:55 EST Say Something Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=36364506 No negative thoughts are welcome here... Wed, 20 May 2015 15:33:12 EST How old are your children? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=29526896 My dd is 12 years old. Wed, 5 Dec 2012 15:15:06 EST Gastric Sleeve Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=26615543 Anyone on this sight have the Gastric Sleeve Surgery? <BR> <BR> I was sleeved on 1/3/12 and looking to create a support group through SparkPeople. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:01:08 EST Does anyone else have the c-section pouch? Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=23959020 I'll be the first to admit, I never had a tight and sexy stomach- however- after having an emergency c-section.. I now have this pouch like stomach! Well, it's almost like a flap where the scar is.. anyone else?.. and how do you deal with this.. and tone it??. Thanks! Sun, 1 May 2011 23:36:30 EST pregnancy calories/weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=22829125 did anyone keep track of their calories and nutrition during pregnancy to try and keep their weight gain within the "normal range" (20-25 pounds according to my doc)? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 15:58:28 EST Mirena IUD and weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=18138234 I got a Mirana IUD last may and since then my weight has been gradually creeping up which I attributed to the stress of my PhD program. Now that I have been eating clean and working out hard for 30 days, I am shrinking inches but the miserable number on the scale is staying the same. I have been doing some reading and some women have claimed to have gained on it while the package insert says no. My doc says weight gain is not a side effect to her knowledge and will not take it out just for... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 10:28:56 EST Use an emoticon to show your feelings today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=10038119 <em>41</em> <em>30</em> Tue, 20 May 2008 14:42:29 EST Loving Our Husbands ( and children too)!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=1609197 Good morning ladies! I thought we might like to share the things we do with our husbands to keep the bonds of love strong. We touched on that in another thread, but somehow it seemed to have turned negative. So here is a fresh start.Everyone is welcome to join in on the conversation and we all make a pinky promise not to have any harsh judgements on anyone else!!! Each of us have ways we show our love to our husbands and children. Lets have fun sharing them!! We might just add a spark to each... Fri, 3 Mar 2006 10:30:18 EST