I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part."
Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder!
Permanent weight... Read more
Christina (CFOSTER1966) lost 97 pounds and says she started this journey to become healthier and to ward off the complications that come with obesity. She has maintained her weight loss for the past 18 months. Find out how she did it!
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I love motivational quotes. One of my favorites is, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right!” I believe that there is a lot of truth to that statement. As a runner, I know that if I focus on the fatigue... Read more
It cannot talk yet it speaks to you. Some days it makes you giddy with delight. Other days it puts you into a deep depression. It judges you on a superficial level. The thought of it is enough to worry even the most optimistic person. What am I talki... Read more
Here are more thoughts and testimonials from the community, our SparkPeople members.
I've tried eDiets, Weight Watchers, TOPPS and never seemed at home. Somehow, I feel more at ease here and I have not explored mo... Read more
It's been years and I've just started working out again, but just a few days in I've pulled a muscle is my lower left abdomen! Any ideas for exercises I can do without using those muscles? I can't even cough without it hurting :-(... Read more
I weighed myself last Friday and the scale said 174 pounds and then I weighed myself on Monday and it said 169 pounds and my waist measurement was 44 1/2 inches. Now I weighed myself today and it says 169 pounds and my waist measurement is 45 inches.... Read more
I am 52, too. I had lost 80 pounds a few years ago & it has been creeping back due to schedule change, etc. I NEED some motivation! I began my 80 pound journey mid-Nov 5 years ago. I know it can be done!... Read more
When I am in a funk, not wanting to do the work required for this healthy lifestyle, I make myself sit down and log on to Sparkpeople. I go to my Sparkpoints page and start working my way through it. By the time I am halfway done, I am ready to take... Read more
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald KennedyIn a few short days many of us will gather around the table with family and friends to give thanks for... Read more
I always thought when I lost all my weight somehow my life would be perfect. I would finally be able to accept myself for who I was. I would no longer find fault with myself. I would be able to go into any store and buy anything I wanted right off... Read more
Part of my plan this year is to avoid fast food breakfasts and lunches while at work.
Today I brought scottish oatmeal with apples and raisins, made in the crockpot for breakfast, minestrone and an apple for lunch, and yogurt and a banana for a... Read more
It seems that I can do fine, but work always ends up getting to me. I work 12 hour graveyard shifts... I have no problem bringing my food and enough snacks to last throughout the night. I would say it's 50/50 at my work.. 1/2 of my coworkers are over... Read more
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