Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp... Read more
One of life's biggest ironies is how often people complain about their circumstances, yet rarely do anything about them. It's not that they don't have good intentions, or the desire for change isn't great. It's that change i... Read more
When you first start making room for healthy habits in your busy life, being a stickler can be beneficial—setting a workout schedule, planning your meals in advance, saying no to things that get in the way of your goals. Without giving yo... Read more
It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
In the homemade video, a regular guy named Ben shares his struggle with increasing weight, depression, and a moment of clarity: deciding to change his life. I don't want to say too much more about it here. Just go ahead and watch it.
If you... Read more
To introduce myself. . . .
My name is Kristin I'm on the downhill side of 40, and after a nasty injury where I fractured both my hips, and messed up my back I find myself with LOTS of excess weight and ready for my next phase of reco... Read more
Hi I'm new to spark people. I joined in hopes of getting encouragement, support and a blue print for eating and living a healthy life. As my weight increased my mobility decreased and my health down hill. I welcome tips, and suggestions for getting... Read more
Today I joined Sparkpeople in hopes to keep motivated and to meet people with similar stories, goals and journeys.
My name is Ginny and I'm 31 years old with a loving husband and a 3 year old boy.
I hit bottom this past weekend when I sen... Read more
Hello. This is the second time for me on Sparks. I like the concept of it and the challenges. I am 57, and have two grandchildren and two more on the way. I want to get control of my weight. I have set a goal of 50 pounds to start. I have been... Read more
Hey everyone... 29 year old high school teacher (illinois) here looking to get my life on track! I have spent far too long focusing on caring for everyone else except the most important person in my life... ME! I have been lacking major motivation be... Read more
Guilty pleasures don't have to cost you calories! I'm in Iraq, work out alone in my quarters and use Pandora.com which allows me to "create" my own radio station that streams through my laptop. My go-to workout station at age 39? "Britney Spears Ra... Read more
About an hour or so before bed, drink a cup of peppermint herbal tea, sweetened with stevia. It's relaxing and it's like Christmas in a cup! =) Great way to relax/destress after a long day or a tough workout.... Read more
When the weather starts to cool, risotto is one of those dishes that pop up on menus. Creamy and rich, studded with vegetables--and usually full of cream, cheese, and butter. Traditionally, risotto, which is a slow-cooked rice dish that hails from no... Read more
Think the solution to your fatigue is an earlier bedtime? Getting enough sleep is important, but it’s also the quality that counts—and there’s more to it than just a comfy bed. Also complicating things: As you get older, your sleep... Read more
Having started this stressless journey is due to the goal that I have set for this month. This June I'm going t loss those 2 pounds that keep coming back time after time. My body has a set point of 270. I'm going to break that set point this mont... Read more
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