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
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
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
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
Heather (MSUMOMMA) is down 75 pounds and says she's committed to her new lifestyle! Learn how she has maintained her weight loss for eight months and counting.
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I had 'gastric bypass' surgery on December 17th,2014. To date (April 1,2015) I have lost 116 lbs. I so wish I would have done this 5 years ago.. BUT I finally didi it & am so happy that I did. I will be 59 in 11 days, & I am getting healthier than I... Read more
Just wondering what you may suggest? I'm almost 2 weeks post up and am gradual taking normal steps! My muscles are still quite tight but I would like to keep active. Any suggestions?
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Hope the surgery goes well. Nerdette has some good ideas below...I've used gum myself in the past...until my boss told me it was unprofessional (she's since left the organization and I'm still here...).... Read more
I hope your mom's surgery goes well. I find that chewing gum, going out for a short walk (like around the hospital parking lot) helps when I'm anxious/stressed, or listening to calming music (think new-age massage parlor stuff).... Read more
I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at... Read more
Editor's Note: Most of you likely have read a story about Birdie Varnedore, a SparkPeople member and mother of five from Orlando who lost 140 pounds and kept it off using SparkPeople. You might not know that the amazing woman we have known as MOM... Read more
“So I find words I never thought to speakIn streets I never thought I should revisitWhen I left my body on a distant shore.”--T.S. Eliot, Little GiddingMany of you have probably noticed that I haven’t been blogging recently. As this situation is like... Read more
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