There’s no doubt about it: trying to lose weight can be a stressful thing! There’s nothing like trying to stick to a “simple” weight loss plan for bringing you face-to-face with the frustrating complexities of human natur... Read more
Judi (TIME4JUDI) is long-time SparkPeople member with multiple sclerosis (MS). By walking indoors with the help of walking DVDs, she lost 60 pounds in seven months! Now she shares her advice and tips with others who want to walk off the weight withou... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
I am not a morning person.
This confession will come as no surprise to my friends and family, most of whom have spent many glorious years making merry over my tendency to nod off over breakfast, my need for copious amounts of c... Read more
Is it a problem to eat less than my recommended calories each day?
Strange as it sounds, going too low on calories is a common cause of getting stuck at your current weight despite dieting. Your body is designed to protect you from starvation du... Read more
I am 62 years old, 5 feet tall. This is my second time to try Sparks the first I wasn't to into it. I have been on for 2 weeks , I started at 303.4 and I weighed at the Doctor yesterday I am 297.4. I am below 300. Next goal to be below 290. Smal... Read more
I joined spark many years ago and it seemed to be working for a little while. I then hit a weight and couldnt seem to get past it.
I really want this to work for me so if anyone can offer some ideas on how to pas that platue let me know.
Thanks... Read more
In my lunch today:
- 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli (2 servings)
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms (2 servings)
- 1/2 large orange bell pepper, chopped (1 serving)
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions (1/2 serving)
- 1 cup quartered strawberries (2 servings... Read more
I have just recently started eating healthy and being active again. I am 227 5'6 and right now I have a small goal for 60 pounds. I am eating around 1000 calories a day. breakfast lunch and dinner with 2 snacks in between. Lots of fruits, chicken an... Read more
I have just been diagnosed with diverticulitis. Occasionally, it may be necessary for me to go on doctor-prescribed liquid diets for anywhere from 1-4 days. During that time, I can only have broth, popsicles withou fruit, ice chips, pulp-free juice... Read more
Slim-Down IdeasSplurging on a gym membership isn't the only way to weight loss. What you eat is obviously important, but how you eat can also help you reach your goal weight. Click through for nutrition tips that could help bo... Read more
Need another reason to get fit? New research shows that endurance-trained athletes have a higher resting metabolism than those who don't exercise. This suggests that they burn energy faster than sedentary people even without exercising--and the dif... Read more
I have been reading this morning about how to get my metabolism in gear. I knew about the importance of strength training, but I wasn't aware of the importance of keeping hydrated. Who knew that your body gets distracted from burning fat when it ha... Read more
So, I'm a little more than 3/4th's of the way through this diet. The first week I banished 5 pounds from my body. That doesn't include the 2 1/2 pounds that I gained initially. The second week I didn't lose anything and when I started my 4th day o... Read more
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