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
Today I am glad to say that in the past five days (I started five days ago) I feel that I am committed to myself and my health. I am proud of all of you who are committed to yourself. Being healthy and starting to become healthy is a great thing.... Read more
I am on a roadtrip in a minivan full of junk food (and family). My snack of choice: 2 apples and a pear! (Brought them myself) I even passed when we stopped for lunch (fast food)... Brought my own lunch too! Yea!... Read more
I struggle in the evening. I am an emotional eater. Inside of five minutes I can undo all the great things I did that day. It breaks my heart. Anyone else successfully overcoming that or have tools they use to help?... Read more
I am looking for a buddy. I am in edmonton. I have a whole lot of weight to lose. Over 100 pounds and I would like to find someone in the area to chat with and keep each other accountable and motivate each other.... Read more
In October 2011 I was not able to complete a 5K walk that incorporated walking up 1000 steps (the annual Bisbee 1000, AZ). The next day I set out to lose 65 pounds and increase my strength and endurance so I can go back in 2012 and complete the walk... 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
Feeling a little blue about nothing in particular today so . . . Charlie and I went to the swampy woods which reliably has gentians at this time of the year.
Not my own picture . . . because I'm not a skilled photographer at all . . . but... Read more
When I was in about grade six, our itinerant music teacher Miss Guymer started off the school year by teaching us a new song for September. Here are some of the words:
The gentian's bluest fringes
Are curling in the sun;
In dusty po... Read more
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