Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
Just joined SparkPeople after hearing about it in a session at a Kaiser Medical Weight Management program I am currently in. Started at 246 lbs and have lost 25, but want to get to 170. Even more important is wanting to keep it off for... Read more
I have been taking Levothyroxine for over 10 years now. I never had a problem with dose until just a few weeks back. As soon as I got down to 155 pounds, I noticed that I was flush all the time, sweating all night long, hot all the time, and my muscl... Read more
I am 5'6" and currently 142 pounds. I am in good physical shape - I exercise 6 times a week. I have been overweight twice as an adult (around 170 lbs) and the second time I lost the weight, I went all the way down to 130 pounds, which was satisfying... Read more
Hello all! I am 23 years old and started out at 195lbs in June of this year. I lost 17pounds but over the last two weeks my motivation has dropped to none. Now I gained back 5 pounds and was hoping for someone willing to share motivation and keep eac... Read more
OK - I lost 34 pounds on Spark, and I know it works for me. However, things got hectic (I took on a part-time job on top of my full-time job, along with the general wife and mother and home-maker duties) and I stopped tracking and exercising (no tim... Read more
I was taught that when your at a party or event, take the smallest plate and dont let your foods touch, it limits what you cna get and consume and as for soda...kick it in the butt, the carbonation expands your stomach and makes you feel less full!... Read more
The fact is that for people with a lot of weight to lose (BMI over 35). only 5 percent of those who try traditional diet and exercise planssucceed in losing the weight AND KEEPING IT OFF!! On the other hand, with weight loss surgery, 95% succeed in... Read more
Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt... Read more
Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr... Read more
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