SparkPeople Panic! Button for Immediate Help Messageboard When you need a lift right now, “push the button!” Post here for some immediate moral support or help. SparkPeople Panic! Button for Immediate Help Messageboard How do you push through? How do you push through a weight gain? When you've been eating right and exercising? This is very discouraging and makes me not want to exercise at all. It just sucks. Feeling down today and I know I'll feel better tomorrow. Here's hoping anyway! Tell me ways to push through a bump like today. How do you stop the self torture?? Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:15:55 EST Suggestions Does anyone have any suggestions of books to really help with self esteem/self worth? This is something I have been trying to work on in the past 6 months, but it seems like all it takes is for something to be said or done by another and it brings up all my insecurities and dashes all the good I thought about myself and leaves me feeling like a piece of *bleep*. I'd love to know of any that may have helped any of you. Thank you! Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:01:32 EST A Message from EOWYN Hello, Spark Peeps ! <BR> <BR> Elaine/Eowyn sent along an email to let everyone know how she's doing. <BR> <BR> My fluid control is much better now, I am trying my best to keep my fluid gain to 3kg and below. And it wasn't as hard as I might have feared, I just needed to be mindful of the amount and frequency of my drinks. I don't drink in huge gulps anymore but sips. <BR> <BR> To keep the fluid intake down, I take ice cubes if I'm really thirsty but want to limit my fluids. I have also ... Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:53:45 EST Scale hasn't moved in 20 days I started my diet on the 2nd of Jan. I had also hired a personal trainer I met once every week. In the first two weeks, I was only exercising once a week with my trainer, but from the third week I began exercising an average of 3 times/week. In the first month, my weight dropped from 192.6 to 182.4 pounds (This was on Jan 28th). My trainer measured me last week and I had lost 5 inches since I started. My friends note the difference too, although I still can't personally feel the difference in... Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:49:51 EST F21 Need Help Controlling - Buddy Wanted Hey Gals, <BR> I'm looking for a FEMALE fitness buddy and a weight loss accountability partner. Skype, texts, process pics and daily personalized motivation. <BR> Currently: 146lbs (BMI 25.1- just overweight) <BR> Lowest I've been: 130lbs (on Atkins) <BR> Target: 122lbs (BMI 20.9- mid healthy zone) <BR> F 21, 5ft 4in, just graduated <BR> <BR> I'm sick of being fat, having 50% of my life and conversations be about my weight and how I look. Diets work but I gain it all back, I even went as fa... Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:36:33 EST Extremely stressed !!! I posted back in January about a rough start to 2018, well it it is not getting much better... since I last posted(Jan. 7th), my mom got out f hospital only to go back in a few days later this time with a badly inflamed gallbladder. Had surgery to remove gallbladder, came home and ended back up at hospital a few days later with breathing issues again( congestive heart failure). Back home again, stayed at my place for a week and went home Saturday, feeling better. Back to hospital by ambulance... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:36:29 EST Antidepressant sadness Citalopram 30 mg....Im curious comment if you have successfully lost weight while using this and what was you secret to success? And go.....🤞? <em>15</em> Sun, 4 Feb 2018 17:04:44 EST I've hit a wall and am discouraged I don't know what to do. I'm in tears as I'm writing this. I've done an amazing job of losing 150 lbs but for 4 weeks I've ran into a wall. I lose weight and then I go back up. I lose weight and then I go back up. I've now started to weigh myself every day now. I don't know what to try anymore. <BR> <BR> I've tried eating on the low end of my program <BR> I've tried cutting down to the lower end of my carbohydrate allowance <BR> I've tried adding more exercise <BR> I've tried drinking more w... Sat, 3 Feb 2018 12:17:40 EST Stress eating :( I am extremely stressed right now with my oldest son. He is a junior and he has a habit of having yo-yo grades. He gets one up and another one falls. At this rate, I fear every time I get notified of his grades changing because I wonder if he will keep it together in order to graduate next year. When I get stressed, I eat. Granted that I am trying to stay away from going over my calorie limits, but it is still bad eating habits. Sat, 3 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EST How do I stay on track during a work emergency? I have a lot of work to do in a very short time, how do I avoid overeating (I am def nervous/anxious) and how do I squeeze in exercise (I am in the "I have no time to waste on anything other than work" mode)? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for the suggestions and support! Sat, 27 Jan 2018 06:31:23 EST Why do I keep doing this? So I have totally fallen off the wagon lately and just can't seem to get back on. <BR> <BR> I'm finding myself eating when I'm not even hungry...I'm eating just to eat :( <BR> I have a sedentary job that's pretty boring and I find myself wanting to munch. <BR> <BR> I can't blame my meal plan, it's spot-on and full of healthy foods that make me feel great and provide lots of good nutrition. It's just that I keep waking up in the morning saying to myself, "stick with the meal plan and don'... Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:49:44 EST Almost lost the chance for tomorrow... I've always had issues with my weight... and tried... failed... mostly failed. But there was this evil, rather convincing voice that was always telling me... "Your not that bad... it's only a number... you move well for an obese, middle aged woman"... "tomorrow is a good day to start". <BR> <BR> Last week... I almost died. Not from heart failure... which is what I've kind of expected for years... but because my ashma got so far out of hand... I could not breath. For days people kept askin... Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:34:21 EST I'm about to panic!! I'm staying on nutrional track. I'm very active so much, I force myself to take a rest day. I've only been losing a pound every other week. And yesterday was my rest day and I gain half a pound. What am I doing wrong. I drink 3liters of water a day. Im at a breaking point of something doesn't give. Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:11:22 EST Scale not moving Hi all, I started the year at 245.5 pounds. Since January 1st, I've been logging all my food and I started exercising. I've been doing 30 minutes to an hour of exercise pretty regularly. It is usually split evenly between doing a workout tape at home (usually a Leslie Sansone tape) and taking the dogs for a walk. I track all my exercise with my Fitbit Alta HR so I know I'm getting my heart rate up while exercising. There hasn't been a single day I've gone over my calorie goal for the day. Nin... Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:56:17 EST I hurt my knee, what exercises can I do now? I've been using my treadmill as my only source of exercise, but my old knee injury just flared up. I was finally making progress with the amount of time I was walking, now, what can I do for exercise until my knee feels better. I don't have access to a gym, a pool or a bike. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:56:21 EST want to track food but want to track food but tracker keeps freezing up. I want to lose holiday weight and this is my best tool. <em>2</em> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:55:29 EST I'm trying to eat healthier and maintain my weight I'm trying to eat healthier and maintain my weight and physical activity. I'm lacking motivation and am a very self-conscious person...any help or advice? Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:34:48 EST Confused about progress I am on week 3 and have changed the way I eat drastically. I’m eating 1200 calories or less a day. I️ use to eat 3000 a day. I have been so careful. Thought i was doing great but today I weighed in and lost 4 pounds. I’m super disappointed and ready to give up. Any ideas why such little weight loss. I’m looking to lose 60 pounds. Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:55:14 EST I've Gained Weight :( Since starting at exercise routine on the 1st I've gained 5 pounds. I have been doing low impact cardio and strength training nearly every day, and have been watching what I eat as well. I know weight fluctuates and all but it really bummed me out, because I was excited today to see if I had any results yet. <BR> <BR> I weigh 128 now and I'm 4'10. I used to be 90 pounds. What can I do to start seeing these pounds drop? Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:37:42 EST There is no help for this... I just need a place to unload my emotions. <BR> <BR> Today our daughter had an appointment to discuss surgery to reconstruct her throat. She has been tube feeding for eight months. She underwent radiation and chemo from June through September last year for larynx cancer. In that appointment today, she was informed that more than likely her cancer is not gone and that she should be preparing herself that her larynx should be removed. <BR> <BR> I am heartbroken. I have to stay strong for so m... Mon, 8 Jan 2018 23:25:13 EST Not a great start to 2018 Not a great start to the new year or a great end to the old one. December 2017 we lost my husbands father, 2 weeks before Christmas. So far for 2018, I tripped and fell on my ceramic floor in my entry way a week ago, hurt my hand and knee which are still bothering me. I got stuck in my driveway in a snowstorm this week, My mother ended up in hospital in the middle of the snowstorm ( hospital is an hour away ) she was having breathing trouble, found out she has a-fib and a leaky valve in heart... Sun, 7 Jan 2018 10:49:58 EST logging in foods & exercise TODAY IS MY FIRST DAY USING PROGRAM. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO NAVIGATE SOME INFORMATION. COULD ANYONE TALK ME THROUGH A FEW THINGS? AVAILABLE MOST AFTERNOONS. MUCH APPRECIATED. <em>2</em> <em>2</em> Sat, 6 Jan 2018 20:22:20 EST Could not find my name in the search page Hello, I was wanting to find out my sparkversary, for a team I am on, but when I put in my SP name, it said there were no matches, my SP name is —May— with two dashes, whenever I put in my name it always show up as on line. And I tried to change it to this ~~ but it said the only characters I could use were ,_’ and - <BR> So why do the dashes not work? Thanx <BR> —May— with two dashes Sat, 6 Jan 2018 11:50:26 EST Membership question I just started using SP again after many years. New user name. I am diabetic and was wondering for tracking my daily foods, is there a different area I needed to sign up for to get the basic diabetic intake nutrition numbers? I just want the cor <BR> On the tracker, it only give normal nutrition #'s. <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 4 Jan 2018 13:42:13 EST What to eat I was going to eat what is on the meal plans but there is so much that I don't have and I am on limited budget, It seems like you would waste a lot, I am alone, so I can't feed it to someone else. I need structure right now. Not good at meal planning' <BR> Don't be critical. I,m 77 yrs old <em>246</em> Tue, 2 Jan 2018 09:18:05 EST Just need some positive vibes 2017 was a good year in many ways, but a stressful one. I finished the year with a lot of overeating including plenty of sugar. I know that a few weeks of healthy eating is all I need, but I'm just feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and down right now. How do you deal when you're in a space like this? Mon, 1 Jan 2018 22:11:12 EST New Year New Me!!! Ok I struggle with diet and exercise well now it's 2018 so I've made my mind up that instead of letting this year own me I will own 2018 I will reach my goals!!! Mon, 1 Jan 2018 09:19:09 EST Confused about my weight When I started this program on the 19th of December, my scale was showing me at 296 lbs. I was very upset by this and it is actually what started me on my new weight loss journey. I started to watch what I was eating, how much I was eating and I started drinking more water. It is now the 29th of December (10 days later) and I stepped on my scale. My scale said 277 when I stepped on this morning. Do you think something was wrong with my scale to begin with? Is it possible to lose 20 pounds tha... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 21:43:15 EST 2017 brought not one but two health diagnoses 2017 brought the diagnoses of Diabetes 2 and Sleep Apnea. I am scared but determined. It has come down to a life or death decision on getting healthy and feeling better. <BR> <BR> May 2018 be a year of love, happiness and good health for all of us !! Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:33:17 EST Talk me out of dessert in 10 words or less It is so hard to not give into a sugar craving! Words of wisdom? Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:06:47 EST All of a sudden 2.5 lbs up after three days Didn't change anything and 2.5 pounds up. Freaking out that gets me to 205.5 Yech. <BR> I,m strying to feel good about myself but I feel like i'm a weight magnet. <BR> I,m renewing my commit ment to track food and exercise on Spark people. Any suggestions to feel better about myself while I regroup.? Mon, 18 Dec 2017 02:18:57 EST Ladies, DON'T panic! You may have heard that it's normal to gain "a couple pounds" just before TTOM. But I want to tell you gaining more than a couple pounds can be normal too. On November 27 I weighed 151.2. But a week later on December 4 I was dismayed to find not only had I not lost anything, I had GAINED 2 whole pounds! Where had I gone wrong? Was I being visited by the ghost of Thanksgiving (very recent) past? But then December 7 my Aunt Flo arrived and I realized something probably just sent some of her bag... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:09:40 EST Help me help my mom This is kind of not weight related but I haven't been able to consistently workout in a while. <BR> I am the youngest and I have an older sister. My sister married over 20 years ago and moved out. I don't remember my mom having problems like this then. I asked her if she did and she said she didn't. She had me... <BR> I moved out to live with my boyfriend last November and officially in February. I live only half an hour away from my mom. At first I did not have a job in this area until June.... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:06:34 EST I feel trapped, unable to shake these addictions For so long now, it's felt like there are two parts of myself locked in a constant struggle for dominance. The part of me that truly wants to be healthy has been silenced for a long time now, and it's just starting to find its quiet voice again. The destructive, childish part of me that loves to overindulge in everything has been in control for way too long. <BR> <BR> How can I bring these two sides together and find a balance? I know it's unrealistic to imagine that I could just switch ins... Sat, 9 Dec 2017 19:29:42 EST Couldn't get through a workout I'm back after a long hiatus. I did 30 minutes of yoga this morning, and followed it up a few hours later with a 30 minute cardio workout for beginners. Well, I couldn't even get through it! I stopped on round two out of three. I'm feeling pretty disappointed in myself, and a little discouraged. I guess I am REALLY out of shape. Yikes. Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:51:37 EST Out of Control I so need to get back on track with my eating. <BR> <BR> I had been fighting a cold the last 3 weeks which made me want to eat for comfort. So, of course I ended up getting off track. Now, I can't seem to get back on track. Then, I keep beating myself up for this. Just really making me feel down in the dumps. <BR> <BR> I've been doing Weight Watchers and I'm feeling frustrated with it too. They are making changes yet again and I am just not comfortable with all these foods being 0 sm... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 13:22:07 EST fighting family with my diet (woman talk) I am overweight and epileptic, every time I diet my menstrual cycle is almost constant , 7 days on 2 days off, which affects my epilepsy causing me to seizure more frequently. I am desperate to lose weight and won't give up but my husband is saying he is fed up and is happy with how I am and I should be too. He said whats more important your fits or you being thin. He admits my periods and out lack of closeness also affects his opinion. I dont know what to do. i am determined to each day we ... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 10:02:16 EST Challenges Hey there used to be a search that you could do for challenges, I did not see it on the Challenge page, was wanting to do the 28 day boot camp? Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:02:55 EST Don't Panic ! It's Only Thanksgiving ! First, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Second, no matter how much you eat today,"DON'T PANIC !" <BR> <BR> I know we're either trying to lose weight or maintain the weight we've lost. BUT, I don't want anyone beating themselves up if they happen to eat a little too much today. Here are a few strategies that might help you get through your day. <BR> <BR> 1) Eat a little something at breakfast. Don't starve yourself to save room for extra dessert. If you go to the meal already ... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:14:33 EST I'm so mad at myself So I've been trying to get skinny, and my motivation was sparked when I was having real bad problems with IBS. My lowest was about 162 pounds, but I gained to 165. Okay, that's not bad, yet my weight kept increasing slowly. Normally I was stuck between 165-167, but then I gained up to 170. Lost it and went back to about 167. Then one day I went from the upper 160s to 175. I knew that was water weight, and I dropped down to 169. The 175 - 169 fluctuation happened by the end of September (I had... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:32:12 EST weight gain on wellbutrin Hello, Im new to this site. Im hoping to get some feedback on this topic. <BR> I had suffered with deep depression last year, that resulted me to go on celexa. I had gained weight on it and felt terrible. I was into fitness and in great shape prior to the medication. but depression got the best of me and the meds didn't help. Was concerned about the weight so was switched to wellbutrin. been on that for about 4 months. feel great on it but this weight isn't budging. I have a rim arou... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:50:00 EST Confused about Resting Metabolic Results Hi all. This morning I got my resting metabolic assessment (RMA) done and I'm utterly confused by the results I received. For the past 4.5 months, I've been trying to eat around 1700-1900 calories a day to lose weight and I've lost about 16 lbs, which is great! My RMA results told me my BMR is at 2400 and my daily burn with no exercise is over 3100 at just being a 5'6 male 159 lbs and 30% body fat (Therefore not particularly muscular either, i think i'm normal in that area). The proctor sugge... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:52:15 EST I'm so JEALOUS of women with thin, shapely legs!!! I have NEVER been the kind of girl who could wear short shorts and feel good about my legs. NEVER. EVER. I have also NEVER EVER had a thigh gap all the way to the top and I have large saddle bags on both my upper thighs, no matter how hard I work out or how muscular my legs get. I had them even at my lowest weight and when I was at my fittest and most active!! Therefore, I am perfectly aware of the fact that this is my SHAPE and I will be a smaller version of this shape, but never change... Thu, 2 Nov 2017 03:45:53 EST Advice to someone spiraling into a depression I've been having a really tough year. I have a feeling the next two months are going to be super emotional and tough for me but I'm trying to stay positive and busy. I am seeing a therapist and made more frequent appointments for the rest of the year. <BR> <BR> What advice would you give someone trying to get out of a tough time? I know they say baby steps, but right now I'm just trying to do anything to keep myself busy from thinking about the stresses Wed, 1 Nov 2017 19:31:40 EST What Am I doing Wrong? Started at 1200-1400 calories. Female, 200 lbs. 5'1" tall. I work a 40+ hour job, 10.5 hour work days Monday and Wednesday/Friday. Shorter days tuesday/thursday. Run the front office of two offices. Total stress ball and I am aware this can cause problems. <BR> <BR> Workouts consist of 30 minutes elliptical and 30 minutes weight training. <BR> No weight loss first month but lost 6 inches all over. Awesome start! <BR> <BR> 2nd month. Same routine. Loss is only 2.5 inches, 1 pound lost. (Expe... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 16:46:10 EST After Workout Binge The last 2 days I've been going to the gym (like I do every morning).. i drink my protein shake before the gym.. I get home.. do some things and then I eat around 1pm. The last two days I've been wanting something more after lunch. Like not hungry for it.. just craving it! I'm worried that I will let this get out of control and mess myself up. I've lost almost 8 pounds since september with about 45 to go! I can't mess this up right now!! any suggestions? Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:28:34 EST How to get back on track asap? Hey, guys!!! <BR> <BR> So, my story is kind of a good one, when talking about dealing with extra weight. In my teen years, up until like sixteen I was a skinny as a stick energetic girl, etc... Later on, I got depression, caused by bullying and... that's where everything went down the hill for me. For the next three years, my highest weight reached 155-160lbs (~70kg.), but then, at the age of 19, I managed to loose 26lbs (~12kg) and that was a very positive thing. My weight dropped from 70 t... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:03:20 EST Self Sabotage First, I am aware I'm doing it to myself and yet I cannot stop. <BR> <BR> It started with a work (business) trip to a conference. I knew I would not have control of my food and I accepted that and that I might gain. <BR> <BR> I did. That's okay. It was two pounds. <BR> <BR> But since then, I can't stop eating. Not real food. I keep eating things I normally don't eat. It is like my anxiety is through the roof. <BR> <BR> I bought and ate an entire bag of chips. say don't buy... Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:58:52 EST Stuck at 230!! <BR> My diet is going good. Except when I get to a certain point I dont lose anymore weight! There is a line at 230 that I get close to but cant cross. My diet is going good. I m swimming and working out twice a week. I hope this is the right place to post this! thanks all scott Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:13:24 EST how to eat the right amount of cal when exercising Hi! how are you? i have a big problem ....i know if you eat more than you exercise you will gain ....but also if you don' t eat enough cals you will not lose even how to know how much to eat: i walk 15000 steps and+ , i do walking fitness 1h per day and eat 1500 cals a day so do i eat enough,to much or to little ?????? Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:16:30 EST Has anyone heard from Eowyn (Elaine) ? I haven't noticed a post from her lately. I know she struggled so. Wondering if she's okay.. Maybe she changed her username? Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:20:49 EST Anger = “I don’t care” Hi Sparkers, <BR> Maybe I’m just venting. I’m slowly increasing my exercise back up following knee pain that was clearly due to increasing my volume/intensity of exercise much faster than is safe (loved those endorphins!). The slow increase and changing to no-impact seems to going great with improving the knee pain! <BR> I have gotten angry about 1 work issue since last week and even though I just bulldozed through it and it’s mostly over now, my interest in losing weight seems to have plumme... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:45:40 EST Struggling I've been here on and off for a long time and in the last couple of months I've been back trying to eat well, exercise etc. However anytime I lose a couple of kg, something happens and I sabotage it and then by the time I'm back on track, it's back to the initial weight. <BR> Like this weekend, all going well then the week started well and tonight for no reason I had a massive binge and skipped the exercising, which I'd also skipped yesterday. It's like I sabotage any progress I make.. <BR> ... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:52:18 EST still have a stomach roll I have just a few questions... 1 , does the muffin roll really go away? trying to get it to be half my height... got it to budge some but still there. 2 . is getting to middle of my weight range unrealistic? it would be 110.5. range is 94-127 and i'm 5 ft tall..I am currently 120.6 and 59yrs old... I did weight that 12 yrs ago before menopause..3. my calorie range is 1200-1500. i average 1300.1400. try to eat at 1500 once a week... so far my weight is stable... <BR> 4 . workouts : rowing 2-3... Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:07:40 EST my friend is perpetually hungry, even after eating He says he can eat and eat and is still starving. He's 6' and weighs 250 pounds. I have tried to get him to join SP but he is hesitating. I think he's only 21. <BR> <BR> Anybody got any suggestions? Eating slowly, drinking lots of water, these things do not help. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:46:37 EST Why am I gaining weight? Hi everyone, I've been tracking my calories and exercising regularly for a few weeks now. I dropped 2 lbs. as of last week, but at my weigh-in this week I've gained 3lbs. I haven't gained (or lost, for that matter) any inches though. My calories have been within range, I've been doing great with my workouts ... not sure what the deal is! I have plenty of weight to lose (a good 30-35lbs.) and drink plenty of water. Could something else be happening that I'm not aware of? Any insight would be g... Sat, 7 Oct 2017 16:48:22 EST feeling like i'm going backwards.... So I started this journey to lose weight 2 months ago. I've lost 15.5 pounds during that time...But I feel so stressed right now all I want to do is eat. <BR> <BR> <BR> I went to our local fair yesterday and what did I do? I ate a funnel cake!!! The whole thing. That being said, we walked over 3 miles. I just had to vent. Now I gotta get back on track... Fri, 6 Oct 2017 15:16:26 EST Bread Hi all, over the past few months I found great alternatives to my favorite foods to alleviate 99% of my cravings. I found low calorie, high protein ice cream that tastes perfectly normal, bake french fries (No oil) with low sugar ketchup (5 cals/tblsp), all of which tastes great! However, i was wondering if there are any healthier versions of bread? I love eating bagels and breadsticks, but mostly in the form of refined white bread. I know whole wheat is the ""go to", but is there any other ... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 19:23:33 EST Prediabetes/diabetes. Grieving over it. Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> I have been diagnosed with prediabetes bordering on diabetes. My A1C is 6.1. One point higher (6.2) I will officially be diabetic.When I joined SP I was 186 lbs and now I'm 152 lbs. It's a big accomplishment for me. It's been enormous work just to lose this small amount of weight. <BR> <BR> I have a new doctor. Last week she reviewed my labs with me. The results were disheartening. Instead of losing weight and my A1C dropping, I'm losing weight and my A1C is rising. I... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:01:28 EST Headed For 50 And Still Gaining All My 70 LB Loss I'm to the point I feel sick at night. I'm back to old eating habits. There has been so much stress in my life that I am what I consider "closet eating". A trip to the fast food drive thru for a peaceful meal is a satisfying & relaxing event for me. Then I hate myself afterward. Typical. <BR> <BR> I gained my entire 70 LB loss back. I was happy while I was losing. With my diet I felt in control. At the gym there were some days I felt untouchable. Big words I know. But I was making myself fee... Fri, 29 Sep 2017 21:59:16 EST Getting back to it after injury I'm not really posting for advice, just commiseration. After a really active summer during which I didn't even gain weight on vacation (rare), I managed -within a week -to strain the arch of my foot and get tennis elbow from weight lifting. After hobbling around for a week and struggling to twist door handles, I broke down and saw the sports medicine doctor, who had me quit my normal routine (running or kickboxing and weights-free and kettlebells) to heal for a month. I could do swimming or b... Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:45:26 EST Where is the send email to a friend Hello, I know it is here, but can't find it? I would love to send an email to a friend where is it. <BR> Thanx Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:51:47 EST when you are craving baked goods! help What do you do to stay on track when you battle a craving for baked goodies. I love muffins and cookies, but I am working hard on my weight loss goals.. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:41:16 EST at gym anxiety feel like I can't move I am at the gym...just ran a mile. Need to do a mixxedfit class right now in a few minutes..feels like I can't <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:48:05 EST Healthy meals on the road My husband and I are going on a road trip soon and plan to take along a cooler for groceries so we won't have to eat fast food. I plan to stock up on veggies and fruit as well as nuts and Bel Vita breakfast biscuits. I had planned to throw in some yogurt but only recently learned that flavored yogurt is more dessert than dairy serving. I guess I will hard boil some eggs instead. <BR> Does anyone have any go-to meals for on-the-go? Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:27:17 EST Time to Change Things Up? Hi, all. Haven't panicked too much lately, so I haven't been on the panic board in a while, but I'm starting to freak out a bit. <BR> <BR> After a long period of dieting without any success, I switched to a low-carb diet and had really wonderful results. Went from 215 down to 180 in the time period between end of May and now. My husband has also lost quite a lot...he's down to 220 from 260 in the same time period. <BR> <BR> But during the last four weeks or so, I seem to have complete... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:22:50 EST Paralyzed Hi everyone, I'm in a situation where generally my life is heading in a good direction, but i'm not enjoying life much. I recently got a new job earlier this year, moved out to my own place, and have recently lost 7% body fat with no muscle loss yet! <BR> However, when I come home from work, I'm in this vicious cycle of wanting to play video games because I have nothing to do on the week nights besides going to fitness classes on Mondays/Wednesdays which is helping me a lot right now. My wee... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:20:16 EST Getting back on track I don't want to - July was my best month ever! Swam. Walked. Worked out. Ate a little something every 3-4 hours. I felt so proud of myself (which doesn't happen often). Then, when I had an unexpected weight loss, I said, "Hey, I lost weight, let's eat." And I haven't stopped. Now, I know what to do - and I tell myself EVERY DAY that today's the day I'll get back on board the health train - and I'm still standing at the station with a Dairy Queen Blizzard in one hand and Caramel M&M's in th... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:41:40 EST Eating at Max and Erma's My family is meeting for dinner to celebrate a birthday. I thought I could look up the nutritional info on their site, enter my meal choice into my tracker, and figure a way to fill in whatever is lacking at breakfast and dinner. <BR> Looking at the choices,there are few options that don't exceed my limits either in salt, fat, or calories. I was thinking of having just an appetizer and found guacamole and chips under "shareables" I was pleased to see only 430 calories but now I wonder whethe... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:06:05 EST Thank you for your replies Everything is sorted..Sp'ers are great! Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:41:28 EST Carmel M&M's Oh my!! I just ate an entire big 6 servings 1200 calories of carmel M&M's in 15 minutes on my drive home from town. This after talking to myself in the store about NOT eating them and loving myself enough to NOT eat them. <em>198</em> <BR> Oh well tomorrow is another day!! I will persevere!! <BR> <em>386</em> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:17:36 EST At my wit's end... Hey, Sparkies. Looking for something here but don't really even know what. I am post-menopausal and hypothyroid, almost 60 YO. I am 50# overweight but can't seem to find the right combination of factors to get my weight loss journey on track. Have been overweight most of my life and have struggled with my weight since I hit puberty. That old saying, if nothing changes, nothing changes haunts me. I keep going back to what is "supposed" to work for losing weight and I just can't get it to... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:08:20 EST back on track tomorrows a new day and a new beginning. lets see how it goes. Wed, 6 Sep 2017 23:20:56 EST Back after long absence and feeling very alone Been really screwing up and have gained back basically 50 of the 95 pounds I Iost. Trying to get back on the wagon, reset all my goal, clean slate and all, but all my spark friends I made before have been inactive for literally years... :-( <BR> Really could use some active members to bounce things off of and just get and offer support on a daily basis... it motivates me when I have folks to partner with... I am so depressed all of the time, I have some friends I have been trying to motivate ... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:33:59 EST Motorcycle Accident Recovery After being gone from here for a while. I was in a motorcycle accident unable to do much but stay home and eat. I am still very limited on activity so really need to get back to the healthy eating. I have gained all I lost plus 20 pounds feeling really down. Sun, 3 Sep 2017 20:18:06 EST Running and eating and more running Hi, <BR> I've been a spark member for a long time now just took a hiatus from tracking. <BR> I haven't had much results from the program and the tracking was becoming monotonous and it was just making me feel worse about myself. <BR> I have recently started running again and incorporating kickboxing classes and kettle bells. I've been running consistently for about 2 months now running at least 3 miles at a time, sometimes 6. I also do some strength training with kettle bells in those days.... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 14:35:41 EST Depression I have been suffering from depression for the past 3 years and I am in a really bad bought right now. I take antidepressants, and over the course of 3 years from trying so many different ones, I've gained 50 pounds and am the fattest I've ever been. I am doing what I can to stay motivated, but it's so hard when I read things about how guys think fat girls are ugly, or just feeling like I'll never get back to even 50 pounds lighter. I feel like I try everything, and I just keep failing. I want... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:08:46 EST Energy drink addiction they r mostly sugar free but sometimes i need the sugar. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!! Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:43:14 EST How to remove a goodie I got a goodie from someone and it was insulting what they said, I want to remove it! Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:41:45 EST food tracker how to video im loosing motivation because its difficult to log my meals as i dont eat the foods that are pre planned on or in the food tracker Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:23:04 EST Cannot lose weight no matter what I do I cannot seem to lose weight no matter what I do. I am active, but sedentary at work I bike ride, sometimes ride my bike to work, I take martial arts, yoga, and aerial acrobatics. I track my food and eat very healthy. I'm looking to lose 10-15 lbs and nothing is happening and I feel frustrated. When I feel frustrated, I will occasionally, slip and eat something I shouldn't. It's not an all the time slip. What do I need to do to lose weight? Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:36:31 EST Weaken Will Power ~ Help!!!! Well ever since my trip down to lake charles for my cousins graduation party from college and ive splurged over the weekend 8/5/17 and again on Monday 8/7/17 ( ate at texas roadhouse fried pickles, bacon cheeseburger & a Kenny Cooler w/ kicker) its been a REAAAL BIG battle for me to keep on track . Ive even had little fall backs this weekend and to top it all off my aunt gave me all these gift cards to all these different resturants but i had my will power weakened ever since 8/5/17. And now ... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:50:47 EST Just plain help! Here I am starting over for the millionth time in my life and trying to find that one thing that will get me going. I am close to getting diabetes and that still has not kicked me hard enough in the butt to get me motivated. I think it all boils down to being on the lazy side. All that pre prepping you have to do to get ready for the week and exercise, not a fan. I know what I need to do but cannot get to that point. As of today, I am going to call it a lifestyle change and not a diet. I feel... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:50:52 EST Would you have said something? I am not in a "panic," but I had an extremely awkward moment today in a store. A heavy-set woman was being helped at the customer service counter ahead of me, and because I was standing behind her, I noticed that her pants had split in the back. You could see a large, gaping hole on one side, showing her skin, and on the other side, near the pocket, it was torn as well, and showing her skin, but not as wide. <BR> <BR> I didn't know if I should have said something to her about her pants (I d... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:40:34 EST Rut I have been struggling a lot lately. <BR> I eat nonstop in the evenings <BR> A big reason is that I am fairly isolated and lonely and don't have much of a support system <BR> I have trouble reaching out for help <BR> So I just have been staying home eating in the evenings <BR> I feel ashamed and helpless <BR> <BR> I was watching an episode of Dr Phil the other day where he was talking about being the star in your own life <BR> I see people who seem to have it all <BR> What I would give... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:50:28 EST HELP!! tracking problem? When I log in my foods from the 'enter food not listed' site, do I count total fat? Or do I just count the saturated fat. I seem to be going over my fat levels every day. My daughter suggested that I may be miscounting my fat grams. Please let me know the correct way to calculate this. Thanks in advance <BR> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:54:11 EST Knees very sore Need your help. My legs are tight and my knees are very sore. I'm in a good rhythm with my workouts. Don't want to stop or give up. Can anyone direct me to stretches or a way to lessen the pain. Thank you. Tue, 8 Aug 2017 22:24:23 EST Plateau question How long have your plateaus lasted when you were exercising regularly, and following your diet? How long do you stay at the same weight before making a change in your plan? <BR> (I'm staying within my calorie range, and just added this week) Tue, 8 Aug 2017 09:49:05 EST Plant based diet After watching a documentary on the abuse of animals, I've decided to give up meat and dairy and follow a plant based diet. I've read it can be a cure for diabetes, but since I've been following the diet my blood sugars have been between 170 and today 325.....normal for me is 130 Do I just have to stick to low carb vegetables, that eliminates a lot of beans and fruit.? Will I get enough vitamins and minerals? Has anyone else had this problem? Help! Tue, 8 Aug 2017 04:32:33 EST Lost access to my account I was on earlier today to my account with user name Trollopian. <BR> <BR> I like that account because I have almost 200000 points and a blog I need to access. <BR> <BR> I tried to change my user name and then was locked out. <BR> <BR> Please help me find my account. This is a new and I hope temporary account. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Sun, 6 Aug 2017 19:26:39 EST How to Handle Pizza Addiction? Hi, I tend to find myself eating 2 medium pizzas a week. I get cravings for pizza nearly every other day. This is starting to slow my progress down and I want to limit my pizza intake to a biweekly habit eventually. How can i fight these cravings, any foods that can combat these cravings? Wed, 2 Aug 2017 21:47:51 EST Recovering for major diverticulousis attack I am recovering from a serious diverticulosis attack and looking for support from people who also struggle with this. Trying to gradually add fiber back into my diet and NEVER want another attack. Tue, 1 Aug 2017 11:26:24 EST I need help Hey, Spark friends. I am having a very tough time right now and I feel very stuck. <BR> <BR> I suffered from debilitating (often several month long) migraine attacks last year and lost my full time job. I started receiving Botox treatments from my neurologist and I am doing much better. But after so long away from my active life I am having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. <BR> <BR> I only work two days a week (that is the max they allow because of my migraines and the ri... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:42:14 EST I feel so faint and sick, is this normal?! This has been day 2 of my Sparkpeople life style change and I feel awful! I am a total sugar addict. I can sit down watching tv and eat a whole box of Little Debbie Swiss Rolls or an entire box of Hostess Cupcakes (which I complain about because they are so much smaller than they used to be!) I know I'm comfort eating and have to get past that. My problem is that this afternoon I started feeling really awful, just faint,a little nauseated, headachy and exhausted. Like I'm sick. Did anyone... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:20:54 EST g fff Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:30:56 EST Pizza mishap Hubby came home with 4 medium pizzas last night. I have been doing good, my dr has me following a mostly alkaline diet. However, last night for whatever reason something triggered me to want to eat pizza with my family. I scooped the toppings off the crust and ate the toppings out of bowl. I can't eat the crust, it upsets my digestion. <BR> <BR> The problem is I ended up scooping the toppings off 6, yes 6 slices. After eating the pizza, I was still within the limits of calorie allowance. So... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:11:42 EST I hate how I look!! I'm thin everywhere except for my big round belly that makes me look 3 months pregnant, and my pudgy love handles. Losing weight hasn't helped. I have back problems and have been exercising and trying to improve my posture, which I think will help my bloated look too, but it's so discouraging. I was just trying on clothes for an important work event tomorrow and everything looked horrible, it seemed like all you could see was my belly. I still don't know what I'm going to wear and I feel like... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:23:55 EST Is this accurate? Hi all, i went to the nutritionist at the gym today and he got me to do a body composition test. Currently, i'm about 172 lbs, 5'6 male. The results showed that I was 37% Body Fat and had average muscle mass relative to people of my same age, gender, and height. It also showed that my BMR (Not RMR) was only like 1450. So if this is the case, how many calories should i be eating a day to lose 1-2 lbs/week? Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:48:18 EST Going backwards I had posted before that I was so happy to have lost 10 pounds from March to June without any exercise. I've been diligently working out from about the 3rd week of June till now, and the pounds are creeping back up. I'm up 3 or 4 pounds. I know my eating has not been as good as the months when I was having big salads and no snacking, but I just feel so deflated. I feel like I should just give up. <em>24</em> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:08:05 EST Healthy fat? I had yet another trip to the doc. The doc told me my bad cholesterol is perfect, but my good cholesterol is too low. They told me to consume more healthy fats so I can increase my healthy cholesterol. I am on an alkaline diet. Any suggestions for incorporating good fats into an alkaline diet. Either cooked or raw. My calorie restriction is set at 1,200 calories per day. <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance for any suggestions. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:57:07 EST What am I doing wrong? Hello. I just found this forum and I need some help. Let me start with some background info: <BR> <BR> 1. As a freshman in college, I was 6'1" and weighed 211 lbs. I was not particularly muscular and had love handles. I joined the military, went to Basic Training, and graduated Basic Training at 212 lbs., still not particularly muscular and still with love handles. <BR> <BR> 2. Throughout a 22-year military career, I was constantly sitting right at my maximum weight limit. I ate clean, whol... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:05:04 EST Am I losing too much too fast?? Hey all. <BR> I just started tracking my food and exercise on the Spark app 4 days ago - and I've lost 6 lbs. From 270 to 264 (I'm 6 feet tall). My question is: do you think I should be eating more than what they recommend for me since I'm losing so fast, or is this okay because it could just be water weight? <BR> Im following their recommendations for my height and weight, and I eat to my upper limit... I think its still only half what I am used to eating lol I feel fine, but don't want to ... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:16:49 EST Help!!! <BR> How can I find somebody to will help keep me in line? I am not good about my work outs and need to find somebody to answer to. I thank you all much. scott Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:40:43 EST Bit worried/annoyed so basically over the past 5 months I've somehow gotten to the point where I am near enough 5 stone down from what I started at (266 lbs/19 stone), Although I am pretty proud of this and I am now just about to go under 200 lbs, I in reality don't look all that different. <BR> <BR> I've noticed and my family have noticed clear changes in these places: <BR> Hands, Forearms, Belly, Face, Neck, And a little in the chest. <BR> It's all good and all but my problem lies in my upper arms and my legs... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 06:55:32 EST Small gain!! Gained 1lb this week after a really bad weekend, but it's my own fault and am back on track now x Mon, 10 Jul 2017 05:03:11 EST How do I combat gaining my weight back? Hi all, I'm a bit new to these message boards so sorry I'm posting first in the panic section. I am not going to have a negative attitude towards my weight gain, in fact I am optimistic about it, although I do have a few anxieties that I could use some help with. First, let me explain that I started my weight loss journey 3 and a half years ago at 325 lbs. Over the next two years I had gotten down to 215, even though most of the time I hovered around the 230's. I have now slowly brought my we... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 21:00:20 EST Finding a replacement band for a TomTom Does anyone know where to find a replacement band for a Tom Tom watch-like fitness tracker? Mine broke in late May, and the local store where I bought it ordered a replacement, but it has never come in. I miss it! Fri, 7 Jul 2017 19:40:57 EST Can't Seem to Break from Binge Cycle--Need advice Hi All, <BR> <BR> Well I was hoping for some advice. I have been struggling with Binge eating disorder for some years now. I am actively working to be conscious of my food and emotions, but over the past 2-3 months I just cannot seem to get back on the wagon. Last night (and almost every night this week and last week) I have had horrible binges. I understand now that I use binging as a means for procrastination and especially when fatigued, anxious, or stressed. However, when I experience t... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 12:07:39 EST Regained all that i lost and more I am at my wits end. I have been on and off sparkpeople for sometime now. It really helped me to lose weight and be at a happy place in life. But now, even though i am exercising (ok honestly i am not very regular), i have no control on my diet. And i am piling on pounds like crazy. The clothes in my closet no longer fit and i always thought of them as my fat clothes. But hey...i am fatter now. I am left breathless when i climb stairs and i can just not hike anymore (things i loved to do). I ... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 01:25:18 EST Knee replacement <em>198</em> I am having my knee replaced in a few weeks, I was going to lose a little weight instead I can't stop eating. Help <BR> What should I do???? Tue, 4 Jul 2017 00:26:56 EST need extra support I have almost been doing spark people almost a year now, in August of this year it will be a year and I have been doing weight watchers program for a year. I thought by now I would definitely be under 300 pounds. I want and need to lose this weight to bring down my cholesterol levels, my A1C ( I am pre diabetic) and I have arthritis in my knees. I started this journey at about 340 pounds and now I am 315. My weight fluctuates back and forth, sometimes I feel like giving up but I am not a ... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 20:15:57 EST I've hit a brick wall! I wouldn't say this was urgent, but I don't know where else to turn. I've battled to lose weight for the last few years and got virtually nowhere. Today I have just lost all fight and don't know what to do any more. <BR> <BR> On reflection, I have realised that I don't actually WANT to change how I am living, I just want to be a healthy weight because I am scared of my health getting worse. At 39, I have been on tablets for hypertension for around 7 years already and the dose has been increa... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 07:49:41 EST My Nutrition Program & Goals change I'm using a keto diet and I've set my nutrition goals four and five times to reflect that. However they constant change back to the "original" goals. Example, my calorie max was set at 1500, this morning it's back to 2000. The same with carbs and fat, etc. The tab that changes calories according to exercise accomplished is not set. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:47:29 EST Not sure what to think of this article I just got done reading this article. I'm not sure if I should be encouraged or discouraged. Part of me agrees that I need to keep being mindful of my portions and food intake. Part of me is feeling like why am I killing myself at the gym for? I still have a goal of losing 25 lbs, but the article makes me feel like I'll never get there! <BR> <BR> The article says that exercise is great for health benefits, but does little if a person wants to use exercise to lose weight. I agree with some of... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:40:53 EST what is a good time to eat your dinner meal I get up early for work 5:00 usually eat my breakfast shortly after that. Eat a few snacks during the day and am usually wanting my dinner meal around 4:00 which means by 7:00 I am hungry again for snacks. I go to bed at 9:00. Should I be having a snack at 4:00 instead and then maybe eating dinner at 6:00? I seem to be at a stand still in losing weight so am wondering if the times of day I am eating are interfering with my weight loss. I am going to try this today and see how I feel. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:09:23 EST Cravings Out of Control I have been using spark off and on but not consistently. Since the beginning of the year i have gained about 15 pounds and I am at my heaviest I've ever been at 165 lb. I have constant cravings for salty and sugary foods! I am determined to get loose weight before I go back to school and I am realizing how my weight gain is effecting my life and my self confidence. I work as a waitress and i am so tired after work because I am carrying all of this extra weight around. I partially blame stress... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:05:14 EST Weight keeps crawling up 3 to 6 ounces at a time Hi, <BR> <BR> I started a medication that causes edema (water retention). I take this med and a diuretic, although the diuretic doesn't do much. Since I've started these weight has crawled up 3 to 6 ounces a week. If it was a flat gain due to the water weight--fine, it would suck but I'd get over it. <BR> <BR> It was so hard, so hard to get under 200 pounds. I was down to the 197.3, now I've crawled back to 200. Every week, 3 to 6 ounces higher. Grr. <BR> <BR> I'm s... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 20:09:40 EST My body sabotages my efforts. How to fix?! Author note: this isn't short (not sure it's long either). Insights/advice/etc welcomed and requested! Cheers. <BR> <BR> I started this attempt to lose some fat, gain some muscle, and just be healthier overall at the end of March. At that point I weighed 182 and I wanted to get to 160. (About me: 5'8, 30 yo, male, type 1 diabetic, got overweight in high school, then lost weight to "heavy" and there for 7-8 years.) <BR> <BR> I tracked food and exercise. My habits had been okay, but not good ... Sat, 17 Jun 2017 22:44:00 EST Spouse sabotage need help now! How would you deal with this? You have been working your tush off all day to work out and lose weight. Walked an hour, did 45 minutes st and your significant other orders fried chicken, jojos, and slaw for dinner, knowing that you were going to cook a meal at home??? We are not happy either one of us right now! Help! SO doesn't see why I won't just be happy and eat the food he got, that I don't appreciate it. But I've been trying soooo hard to lose weight. Am I wrong? Please, I am so upset an... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:57:50 EST doing a search for elbow planks When I am in my fitness tracker and I search for elbow planks it does not come up, how can I add it to my fitness tracker? <BR> And where is the list of all exercises I know it is here somewhere? <BR> Thanx Fri, 9 Jun 2017 11:01:00 EST Here can I find my saved articles Geez, Wish you all would stop rearranging things! <BR> <BR> I can never find anything Wed, 7 Jun 2017 13:44:26 EST I HATE insurance companies and I have "great" insurance through my husband's job. After what should have been an unnecessary journal I got approval from our insurance "to cover" the BRAND name of a drug I had been taking successfully for chronic pain for year when the problems first started. Then the generic was fielded, I was switched to the generic because it was the "same" and continued, noticing I didn't feel as good - things hurt more. In the beginning I ignored it. Then I couldn't and I weaned myself off tha... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 12:13:28 EST sugar addict <em>198</em> I did not realize how much sweets I was having, from fresh fruits and chocs etc ..........I WILL EMPTY DRAWERS LOOKING FOR CANDY <BR> I did read what was suggest with Dr B, in Sparks, =I know the do's ....I have NEVER been like this before ---it been 6 months=== tried a lot of things, read books purchased sugar free items , WORST TIME, after I eat carb, I want sweets ,, any suggestions ?? Tue, 6 Jun 2017 18:47:45 EST Night time eater I do great during the day, but the night time is a different story!!! With medicines I take and no willpower I'm hungry. Please tell me some good snacks I can eat at not that is not a vegetable. Also I'm diabetic and love sweets Tue, 6 Jun 2017 13:50:33 EST really down . Tue, 6 Jun 2017 00:45:47 EST I'm Struggling In short, I have become a bitter, resentful, hateful person. <BR> <BR> I have done things that have hurt my immediate family because of my bitterness. I have taken my anger out on several people, and said terrible things about them. This is a form of projection--the problem, really, is me. <BR> <BR> I have quit social media (Twitter and Facebook) because those platforms do nothing but make me angry. I have unsubscribed from some of my podcasts. <BR> <BR> I am a failure in life, and in... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 10:41:33 EST I just lost a friend last night!!! My good friend passed away in the middle of last night! We always give each other a listening ear and commiserate with one another. She was suffering from lung cancer as well as having to do dialysis. <BR> <BR> I am so sad. The center won't be the same without her! <BR> <BR> I was just msging her yesterday. Her last reply was around 6pm. I noticed that the msgs I sent around 8pm went unchecked. She must have passed on around then! Mon, 5 Jun 2017 02:32:21 EST Sweet anxiety Hi 👋?, I have a serious problem, which I think has happened to others that are trying to lose weight. It gives me an anxiety without measure for sweets🍭?? ( chocolat🍫 ??) and when I feel that anxiety I take a banana but it does not take away the desire to eat something sweet and I finish eating more. Then it ended up ruining all the effort of a week. Please someone has any idea what to 😔o.?? Sat, 3 Jun 2017 11:11:28 EST Emotional eating Not had best eating habits lately...😣? Thu, 1 Jun 2017 09:15:48 EST roaring monster I was doing great and lost 7 lbs over the last nine month , (ya im a slow loser). guess what happened? the roaring monster awoke and wont stop, he is crazy humgry. i need a weapon to tame that monster! is there a pill for that or a supplement or whip and chain to sooth that savage beast? last time he came to life i gained 10 lbs in a month. He did disappear just as quick. wish i knew how..... any ideas? Tue, 30 May 2017 09:15:26 EST feeling like a yoyo up and down up and down! I don't get how motivation comes on so strong and them wham it is gone again! I know what to do, I know I don't want to live this way so how can I get this to stick??!! <BR> Sun, 28 May 2017 20:41:09 EST Restore Spark Streak? I had a long login Spark streak going (well, long for me, anyway), and I ended up falling asleep last night without meaning to and forgot to spin the wheel. Is there a way to restore my streak?? I am very upset about it! Sat, 27 May 2017 08:25:37 EST Need Friends Hi. Ive moved out of my parents a few months ago to start a new job. I've tried going to a few meet up groups, but people don't really form permanent friendships there and flake off. I need something where I see the same people on a regular basis like once a week at least. Couldn't find much with coed rec sports in my area either. I'm 23 by the way, thanks in advance! Wed, 24 May 2017 09:17:16 EST No Drinking Support!!! Hello All, <BR> <BR> I need to stop drinking every day desperately! I am in great need for some support. I am convinced this has led to issues with weight gain and high blood pressure. Anybody up for the task? Mon, 22 May 2017 16:11:16 EST Excited but scared! I have been for awhile trying to get back on track, taking baby steps, drinking more water, more fruits and veggies etc... but it is time to get serious. <BR> I am still making too many bad choices, too many carbs, sweets and junk food. <BR> Going to start tracking my food today to help me to see where I can improve in other places besides the obvious. I almost feel panicked about giving up junk food and cutting back on carbs and sweets. I know if I want any results at all, this needs to h... Mon, 22 May 2017 09:21:58 EST Motivation is gone after holiday I've been having a problem with motivation for couple of days now. I still try to workout and try to eat right (latter isn't going so well), but I'm basically running on fumes, so I figured it's the right time to call for help. <BR> <BR> I went on holiday with my mom. She is overweight, and she isn't doing much about it, except complaining. (I would recommend her SparkPeople, but she doesn't speak english). First few days of holiday were ok. I exercised for at least 10 minutes in the mornin... Mon, 22 May 2017 05:37:12 EST Bummed and Forced to Eat Out I just really need to vent. My roommate who "works" (1 part-time job, has weekends off) can't do her dishes and now I'm "forced" to eat out tonight. I came back from vacation about a week ago for my summer classes to find the sink, counter, and table overflowing with dirty dishes from my roommate. I finally got a handle on our dishes situation two days ago, went grocery shopping with stuff to make these new healthy recipes I saw, and today our sink is overrun with dishes. There are 3 knives (... Sat, 20 May 2017 16:23:05 EST Can't help feeling resentful! I haven't changed my schedule, I still arrive at the dialysis center ard the same time. But 2 old ladies that share a cab have now started coming a few minutes earlier than me! Resulting in me starting about 20 minutes later bcoz the nurses have to start them first! <BR> <BR> I mean how much earlier must I wake up!? As it is I m already forced to get up at 5:40am! Must I wake up at 5am just to start dialysis by 6:30am instead of 6:50am like currently? <BR> <BR> I can't help resenting the 2 ... Thu, 18 May 2017 22:50:30 EST This really bothers me! Whenever I ask a question the nurses' response is always the same : "It's a secret", even though it wasn't even a personal question or a sensitive issue. <BR> <BR> However, when they ask me a question and I don't want to share that info they get offended and keep trying to force the info out of me! I feel they are not respecting my privacy! How is it that they never tell me anythg but expect me to share everythg even private stuff. This is really maddening! Thu, 18 May 2017 02:47:32 EST No family support Hi dear Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I'm really worried about my progress as I'm not having family support <em>39</em> . I don't know how to make them understand how important is that the whole family (environment) get into the healthy and balance life. Too much temptations at home. What to do? <BR> Thank you all in advance! <em>334</em> <BR> Wed, 17 May 2017 20:54:45 EST Allergic and bored with food I have been diagnosed with wheat and corn allergies. Also peanuts, and most recently am experiencing inflammation with even a serving of rice. The problem is complete boredom with food. I try to try new things, less grains..., but I really hate cooking. I do things for ease like making a stuffed cabbage casserole... which I end up eating for a few days or more. I feel limited and I less than excited. I wish I could stop eating all together! Arg! Ideas? Mon, 15 May 2017 11:25:58 EST Feeling depressed There's nothing more motivating I guess then when you go try on clothes to find out that nothing fits ... so its time to get back on the train... I did really good last time, stopped due to being sick then just never got back on the diet again. But its time once again... Mon, 15 May 2017 10:26:04 EST Doing better... I'm sorry I haven't been supportive lately. I was struggling with my blood pressure (am struggling with it) and my days were full of Urgent Care and doctor's visits. <BR> <BR> I think I've turned the corner with this last medication. The weight loss did not help my blood pressure. My BP actually got worse but since it seems inherited, my doctor says that exercise and diet may be never be enough on it's own to lower my BP. <BR> <BR> But on the up note, this last medication seems to be... Sun, 14 May 2017 19:15:29 EST It's been a month :( hey all! <BR> <BR> It has been approximately 25 days and I have not LOST more than 2 lbs (on/ff) <BR> <BR> My diet has been upto 1200 calories <BR> And, I have been fairly active five times a week too, in the last one month. <BR> <BR> I manage about two/Three 4-5 K's a week <BR> And, body weight workouts for thirty min's. <BR> <BR> I have restricted carbs at night with dinner ( just go for veggies with chicken/ lentils) and after dinner I have a snack which is a tad carby( ryvita with ch... Thu, 11 May 2017 03:53:51 EST I Just Really Need to Vent s Wed, 10 May 2017 15:55:17 EST Just Starting Again I started using spark in 2008. I went from 220lbs to 140lbs, and was toned, felt good! I got off track about 4 years ago, and although I haven't gained much weight, I have a belly full of fat. I was drinking every night, out of habit, at least 4-8 oz of tequilla . I stopped Monday, April 24th, and started tracking calories again as well as working out at LEAST 5 days a week. I started incorperating weight training as well last week. I know this is a slow going process, and am thankful at this... Tue, 9 May 2017 14:43:49 EST i,M BACK BUT I HOPE IT'S NOT TOO SOON. STARTED LAST YEAR WHEN MY DARLING HUSBAND WAS ILL. HE DIED 6 DAYS AFTER MY WONDERFUL DAD IN FEBRUARY. I HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY DEPRESSED AND AM ON A LOT OF MEDICATION, i FEEL A LITTLE BIT BETTER SO THOUGHT I'D TRY AGAIN, TROUBLE IS I'VE EATEN RUBBISH AND SLEPT SO I WILL BE STARTING VERY SLOWLY SO PLEASE DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM ME. bUT AT LEAST THERE IS ONLY ME NOW. ANY ADVICE WOULD BE WELCOME. <BR> Mon, 8 May 2017 15:52:07 EST Why do these things only happen to me?! I start with a new dialyzer today. They only recycle it 15 times. Then we get a new one. Today, the lines were faulty. The nurse helped me replace the lines and get the machine ready all over again! <BR> <BR> As a result, there was a 20 minute delay in starting my treatment! I am so upset! Why do these things have to happen to me?! Sun, 7 May 2017 22:22:09 EST No weight lost So I was gone for over a week at training, which was very physically demanding and more difficult than I was prepared for. Over the week, I hardly ate, because they had us rushing from one training area to another and so I mostly ate breakfast in the mornings and dinner in the evenings, but very little for lunch or between the morning and evening meals. I did not do this on purpose, it was mainly the nature of the training and having a lot of anxiety from rushing around. Also, a lot of the f... Sun, 7 May 2017 19:36:57 EST What am I doing wrong??? I started back with SP on March 27. I exercise 5-6 days a week and have only gone over calories 1 time (21 calories over). I vary my exercise and my food. My calorie deficient is around 1300 calories on average. My weight at the beginning was 248. My weight now is 248. Some days its a pound less, sometimes a pound more, but that's it. <BR> <BR> Me: <BR> I'm female <BR> 36 years old <BR> 5'8" <BR> Lightly active job <BR> Workout 30 minutes-500 calories a day <BR> Calorie budget is 139... Fri, 5 May 2017 12:31:47 EST weight plateau / Scale help !!!! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I seriously don't know what the heck is going on here. I haven't been weighing in like normal cause I think my scale is messed up. the last time I weighted in was like I believe Saturday morning 4/29/17 ever since then ive been on like a plateau or something and cant seen to get over it no matter how many classes I do to jump start this weight loss thing again I even did like an 1hr and 25 mins on one machine and like 15 on another last nite and still nothing but a few... Wed, 3 May 2017 08:49:07 EST Discouraged Lost, then gained, then lost, then gained. <BR> Sitting at 200 lbs now. <BR> So discouraged and wanting to give up. Since the start of this year, I'm eating better than I have in YEARS, I'm exercising 5-6 days a week, I've drastically reduced my alcohol intake. <BR> Had a complete blood workup done, and everything is totally normal. Blood pressure's great, heart rate is strong & steady, haven't had any Crohn's-related problems in months, and I'm full of energy. <BR> But my summer clothe... Tue, 2 May 2017 12:14:03 EST Got on a scale the other day I have been away for awhile, with a busy year. I graduated in May, and got engaged, married in July and bought a house in February. With everything going on, I didn't realize how much I had been relying on junk food, and have gained about 15 to 20lbs since the wedding. <BR> <BR> Right now I feel like crap, and I know why, I had goldfish crackers for breakfast, burger and fries for lunch, and pizza and soda with dinner. I don't even remember the last time I had a vegetable, and I've only had... Mon, 1 May 2017 00:10:50 EST I am craving seconds! I just started trying to eat healthier. I just ate a whole grain bread with avocado and tomato and then I had an apple. It was delicious but I am wanting to eat more. NOOOO! I won't do it. No more seconds for me. <em>234</em> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:10:02 EST On a roller coaster ride this week ! This week has been a roller coaster ride for sure. One day I am overeating to the point I feel like I am going to explode literally the next day I do a bit better, trying to get back on track and that is the way this whole week has been. <BR> Yesterday was a bad day again, I went to a spring sale at a local church, first of all it was in the basement and I had such a hard time with the stairs. Had to get out of there because I heated up and started sweating profusely. I call it fat sweats but... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:44:39 EST Weekend Whiner Does anyone else find weekends are the hardest? <BR> <BR> During the week I have my packed lunch and snacks and I stay busy with work. <BR> <BR> This morning I went to a volunteer event and they had pasteries and and bagels and I had no problem turning them down. I ate a healthy breakfast before leaving the house. <BR> <BR> Now I am home and feeling super snackie. I am not even sure if it's as much hunger (although I am sure I worked up an appetite from yard work) it's more of just being... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:36:44 EST Why am I so sensitive? A small incident happened after dialysis today. I finished my dialysis, set my bags down and I was just trying to get a cab on my mobile app. <BR> <BR> A nurse came out and said 'excuse me' because she wanted to set another patient's bags in the chair next to mine. <BR> <BR> I felt extremely annoyed because there were other chairs around. Why must she insist that I move when I was clearly busy on my mobile and she can set the bags down elsewhere? <BR> <BR> In retrospect, this is a very sm... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:06:00 EST Stress Eating I have had many stressful events in the last few days. Today I ate more and more. It didn't solve anything. I lost my hope in the more of negativity! I am going too count my blessings and pray about the problems by writing them down. I don't want to write, but I need to write. There are better ways of dealing with stress than eating. I need to stop or I will gain a ton! I have lost weight. I don't want to put it on in a day's time. I need to think on good things and love and faith and perseve... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:37:15 EST Nasty remarks from Aunt!!! My Aunt made a very unfair and nasty remark to me today. She said I look like a Mom of 3 with my figure!!!! She says my cousin in Singapore is a Mom of 3 but has a much better figure than me!!! <BR> <BR> It isn't fair of her to compare us like that!!!! We have different genes and different parents!!! I am already trying my best!!!! I'm so upset!!!! These things take time!!!! Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:50:01 EST Completely out of control today ! Don't know what is going on with me today, I cannot stop eating! So far today I have had coffee with cream/sugar, 3 boiled eggs with salt a large butter tart, a chocolate bar, a bag of cheesies , 6" cold cut sub, a can of pop and a bag of potato chips ! I never over at this much !!! It's only 1:00 pm!!!! Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:55:55 EST To track or not to track! Hi <BR> <BR> So I have been losing weight at an infuriatingly slow 0.5kg a week (with some ups and downs). <BR> <BR> on the 12th April I reached 10kg lost! and finally felt that I was getting somewhere (still 15kg to go). <BR> <BR> Well on the 13th I left for a conference in USA...we were way out of town and with no car to go find healthy food. Ended up eating at the hotel buffet everyday as it was the cheapest thing. <BR> <BR> Anyway, just got back home and the scale is up 5kg! That wo... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:42:51 EST Need Support The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now. -- Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> Last night I traded in good health for a binge. Fortunately, I do not do this very often. <BR> <BR> When I do this, it takes a few days to get back on track. <BR> <BR> I want to get back on track now. <BR> <BR> Apparently, eating healthy is not a habit for me yet. For it to be a habit, I need to eat healthy at each meal. <BR> <BR> I need awareness to notice when ... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:26:28 EST My baby is 15 months and I'm at my highest. So, my second baby is 15 months now and I haven't stopped gaining weight since she was a month old or so. I weigh now the same I did at 40 weeks pregnant! <BR> I'm in serious need of a buddy, I need my own Jillian Michaels in Biggest Loser shouting at my face to get off my ass and to stop snacking on everything. I need to do this. I need to lose 25lbs! <BR> I feel like such a worthless piece of fat, I've been eating non stop lately, just today I ate twice what my husband did and he's a whole ... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:08:55 EST Depressed, worn out and gained back 12 pounds... I need some help! I lost 26 pounds last year and have gained back 12. I'm an emotional eater and my husband and I are in the wedding business which is just horrible in the winter. The wedding business is very slow the past year or so and I barely make our bills each month. I went back to eating sweets over the winter. <BR> <BR> Got back on track about a month ago and I just can't break 174 pounds! I'm back to walking 4 miles several times a week, drink 64 oz of water, choosing fruit and veg... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:57:29 EST Easter candy won Ate the leftover candy Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:10:28 EST Sad and Injured I just need to vent here. I am really sad and I'm in a lot of pain. I made an appointment with my primary care doctor because something has happened to my back. I'm not sure what happened exactly, but a couple of weeks ago I felt like I had an ice pack or something leaking in my back. It didn't hurt, just felt strange and cold. And then on Thursday afternoon it started to actual pain. Feels like someone is stabbing me just below my right shoulder blade. So I rested over the... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:12:40 EST Weight Loss Medication Hi Everyone, currently taking Contrave but developed hives and have to stop. Anyone else trying some other type of meds? I lost 5 lbs this week on it but am scared of the rash progressing. Please help. This year has been very trying and I have ballooned to 236 pounds after a very premature birth of my little girl. With her medical care, I don't have time to work out more than 2 x per week. Need suggestions. =( Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:56:53 EST Not really weight related I'm an all or nothing person. I wish I wasn't but that seems to be the way I work. <BR> <BR> I'm considering going back to school and getting a different degree with the hopes of changing my job and eventually moving out of the area. <BR> <BR> I work a very stressful job and I'm afraid that I can't manage the gym, my food tracking work and courses on top of it. Yet if I don't, I'll be stuck at this job in this town forever. <BR> <BR> I suck at balance. <BR> <BR> Are any of you goi... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:45:18 EST Starting Over Joined SP the day after Thanksgiving last year with the plan to lose 30# by June - at the time it seemed reasonable. I got through the holiday season down 4# with no problems. Then in January I got scheduled for brain surgery in February and held steady - no loss, but no gain. Since surgery however it has been a struggle. I have not come back even 50%. I know it has been nearly 30 years since I had this particular surgery but this time it is very different among other things, I'm retired ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:10:59 EST Slippery slope Ever since I had that nasty fight with my fiance, I have been on a slippery slope. I have been eating way too much sugar and I know that I am gaining weight. I cannot seem to stop even though I know that I need too. I don't know what to do. Help! Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:00:09 EST Water weight blues I know it's water weight, I know it's water weight, I know it's water weight! My logical brain knows that I can't gain 5 pounds in two days without upping my caloric intake by a huge amount, I have been on point with my calories, and even working out. So I know it's water weight. Even knowing that it's water weight my ED is yelling that I did something wrong and I should restrict my eating as much as possible. I will stick to my healthy eating plan, I can do this! No binging, no restric... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:15:43 EST I haven't been... I haven't been eating right <BR> I haven't been exercising <BR> I haven't been taken care of my self <BR> I haven't been losing weight <BR> I haven't been walking my dogs regularly <BR> <BR> I can change this <BR> I can turn it around <BR> I can get a grip on my own negative self talk <BR> I can lose more than 100 lbs <BR> <BR> Can't I ??? Thu, 6 Apr 2017 19:45:11 EST Feeling absolutely crushed Hi guys, I've recently been talking to this girl online and we initially hit it off pretty well. 2 days ago we went on a bowling date and it was nonstop laughing and then she offered to extend the date by walking for an hour. Again, very good flow of conversation. We both had fun and share similar interests. I got a text today saying that she had fun but didn't feel that we had a personality connection, which confused me. But I told her that I wished her the best so we can both move on. She d... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 10:24:22 EST Obsessive Exercise and Diet??? Help! I have a bit of a weight journey. Thanks in advance to anyone who reads this. <BR> <BR> I have always been a normal, typical weight for my height 100-115, but felt fat. I have bipolar and during a manic period I obsessed over every calorie and exercised several hours a day, and got down to 85 pounds. I'm short, but still, that's low. Then I got on meds, and gained a TON of weight, getting up to 150. Changing meds automatically dropped me down to 130, which is where I am currently. Lately I ... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 13:58:50 EST I really don't know what to do here! My brother is very stubborn and set in his ways. <BR> <BR> One thing that really irks me is why he has to use the dish cloth to wipe the seats! It's unhygenic and unnecessary! <BR> <BR> But if I even tell him nicely, he will lose his temper and fly off the handle and I will get all the blame! It will be all my fault! <BR> <BR> I've mentioned this to my parents before but it doesn't help, they will turn around and say I'm 'always' finding fault with him! <BR> <BR> I think it will be best ... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 08:21:06 EST I feel like SUCH a failure!!! It's my own fault! I was in denial! I didn't weigh myself on Friday and Saturday! I fooled myself into thinking I am not very heavy! Well, I am 66kg on a Monday morning! An all time high! <BR> <BR> What can I say? I was careless! I let myself drink extra because I have a flu and my throat felt scratchy! I didn't even lose thru sweating bcoz I skipped exercise these few days bcoz I am sick! <BR> <BR> I have to be vigilant and disciplined! I vow never to put myself in this situation again! I ... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 19:51:25 EST When you've hit a new low What is the first thing you do when you feel like you've hit rock bottom? <BR> <BR> I've come to a point where I can't focus on my eating habits or health, I'm always working and can't focus straight. My self esteem has plummeted and I'm really trying hard to keep it together. I feel so depressed, it comes in waves. I don't even want to be around people, I wish I could stay home and hide all weekend. I know I need to push through this week, but I don't know how to clear my mind and refresh f... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 19:26:00 EST Hungry and I shouldn't be Hello everyone, <BR> Why am I so hungry? I had breakfast at 6am: oatmeal with strawberries and a banana and about 10:15 I unexpectedly went out to breakfast with family right after church. I had 2 over easy eggs and a little hashbrowns, and 1 slice of wheat toast and I didn't even finish my breakfast I was not that hungry then. Now at 12:30pm I am starved out of my mind. What can I do to not raid the kitchen? What time should I eat next? Should I eat lunch or dinner next and then call i... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:34:58 EST Didn't eat-GAINED weight?? I had a huge binge last night and decided to fast today. Wasn't even hungry all day so it was easy, and I had some light excercise by going up lots of stairs and working and going to the store. I drank a TON of water. This morning my weight was 122, now it is the end of the day and it is 123. What the hell??? I usually lose a pound or two overnight but a day of not eating and I might have actually ended up gaining??? I'm so scared, I thought I cold easily get back down in weight :'( <BR> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 00:07:47 EST 800-900 calories a day I have been having 800-900 calories a day and haven't lost a pound in 2 weeks does anyone know why this might be? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:08:58 EST Help! I am feeling like a zombie I need suggestions to up my energy level asap! Thanks in advance. <em>24</em> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:54:07 EST Triggers I get really triggered over chocolate and just want to eat it until I am sick. I also have a big urge for diet soda all the time. How do people handle this? I don't seem able to moderate and eat just a little. Is the only thing to do is leave these foods alone forever? Any advice would be appreciated. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:39:10 EST finally happened again asked if I was preggo.. <BR> <BR> I'm most of the way through my highest ever mileage week running (104K by Sunday), and I have enough of a gut to look pregnant? <BR> <BR> I don't know what I weigh right now, and I'm actually at a bit of a loss to figure out how to fuel properly and still drop a few pounds. <BR> <BR> Starting by cutting out nighttime snacks and cutting down on alcohol... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:23:29 EST well that didn't work.... First of all, thank you guys for all the support in this journey. Even when I'm really frustrated, I do appreciate it. <BR> <BR> As you may remember, after losing 59 pounds---I've been stuck more or less at the same weight since the holidays. <BR> <BR> So I decided to mix it up. I increased the intensity of my cardio work outs (but not the length). I add weights (arms, core squats) three times a week. <BR> <BR> Even though I love, love potato chips---I cut them way back and finally ou... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:17:01 EST Went to the Counselor Went to see the counselor yesterday afternoon. A woman I've worked with previously. We talked about the binge and the associated feelings, and also to touch on the alcohol dependence issues (which, I am happy to report, are diminishing...I've had no alcohol issues in weeks now and I feel great)...and she challenged me to go back and read some of my old journal entries from when I was in my initial therapy with her. <BR> <BR> It made me really sad to read all of it, but I realized that I ha... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EST Food tracker struggle with the food tracker when it gives me so many choices of what I ate and its not listed . Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:09:01 EST Just finished dialysis and feeling terrible! Hi! I just finished dialysis and I'm feeling terrible! I am having an anxiety attack! I managed to 'pay' back what I owed the machine. I am now at dry weight! However, right now I'm feeling terrible! <BR> <BR> I shared some sushi with my Mom for lunch. We saved some for my Dad! I didn't really eat much but why do I feel so terrible now?! <BR> <BR> As I was finishing dialysis, my bp dropped toward the last few minutes but I made myself finish! <BR> <BR> My boss wants me to come to work tmr... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:08:41 EST Gave in to temptation last night I have been really working at watching what I eat. I don't bring junk food into the house. Usually I can pass on unhealthy food but I have a thing for chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. I know it will sound weird but if it's choc with any other frosting I can pass it by but with the pb I just gravitate to it. Thankfully I don't run across it too often. It was at a church dinner last night. I get so miffed at myself for being so weak. <em>39</em> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:09:53 EST Relationship Weight Any tips on keeping off weight gain when in a relationship? <BR> Ive lost over 100 pounds was down to 180 (second time there) but gained about 15 pounds. I think it is either due to my thyroid (they upped my dose 2 times in one year) or because I end up going out to eat more frequently with my boyfriend. <BR> Its tough because he doesn't think I need to lose more weight. But for my BMI I am to be around 160 or less cause I am 5 feet 7 so being 190 ish now I need to lose. But he thinks I am pe... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:54:25 EST Finding stuff on mobile spark I just recently started using my phone as a computer due to my lap top is broken. <BR> I'm having a hard time trying to find all the items I had no problem finding on my computer.....Such as being able to spend points on my teams... Finding the points page. Why is this version so difficult to maneuver around. I did click to use desktop version, but I still haven't been able to find what I'm looking for Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:55:06 EST Help! I've gained! From 149 nearly a year ago to 156 now! Can't seem to find anything that works. Of course, I can't get much exercise. Short of breath, everything hurts. Any ideas of how to get back on track? Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:02:20 EST Feeling Discouraged? I've been there. We all have. It's nothing to be ashamed of. You should never be ashamed of yourself, who you are, or who you've become. This pain of not looking the way you want to will always be temporary. People who aren't in our position say "Picture what you'll look like in the end" or "Think about how sick you are of yourself right now". What we all need to do in this transition period is to remind ourselves of how strong we are. How confident we are. This. Will. Pass <BR> <BR> J... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:02:47 EST Bad Weekend - Binge Eating :( I am just feeling really down and needed to confess/vent/ask for encouragement. I had an absolutely awful weekend. I've been feeling pretty hormonal these past couple of days and very depressed and I totally blew it this weekend. <BR> <BR> We ordered pizza and mozzarella sticks for dinner Friday night and I ate four slices of pizza and four of the mozzarella sticks. My husband teased me about the pizza and sticks, not in a mean way at all, he made some comment like "must be that time of ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:15:17 EST New weight loss group ??? A friend of mine from work has joined a new weight loss group in our area and suggested I give it a try too. It is not cheap but I'm thinking of giving it a try. I am nervous however as I am not sure how high the scale reads. A lot of digital scales I've used only goes to 330 lbs. I wiould be mortified if the scale cannot weigh me. I don't know the person running the program to ask questions and the meeting is tomorrow night . Don't know what to do ??? Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:51:15 EST Feels like I am eating too much... It feels like I am eating too much these past two weeks, but when I do my calorie count, I am within my range. I get full then two hours later I'm hungry again. I normally eat something every three hours. I eat right, plenty of fiber and veggies and drink plenty of water, but I am still hungry. I am also 5# away from my goal. What's going on with me? Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:22:57 EST Can't stop eating today 😕? I don't know what is wrong with me today, I just keep eating and eating and I am not hungry ! Had eggs & toast for breakfast, went to sub shop and tried a new breakfast sandwich they had and a philly cheese steak sub just because it was new too along with a can of pop and a bag of chips. Now I just finished an ice cream bar and just put a chicken in the the oven for a roast chicken dinner. Cannot seem to get satisfied with food today ☹️ Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:55:17 EST What do you think of WW? My back is finally back in. Yeah me! <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of re-joining Weight Watchers. Many years ago (10+) and I did lose over 95 pounds but I made restrictions I found hard to live with. After a few years, I gained it all back. <BR> <BR> But the things restrictions I made were a me problem, not a Weight Watchers problem. I hate to spend the money but I'm thinking I need to change things up to get out of my weight run. I did look at 'low carb' but I didn't find it a good fit for... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:34:37 EST I am in trouble again! I went back today owing the dialysis machine 500g, that's half a kilo! On a Friday! My Mom took me and my brother out for a nice lunch of hainanese chicken rice. It was so delicious that I finished the rice but I didn't finish my drink. I also had a few spoonfuls of soup. <BR> <BR> However, my weight increased by 800g just from that meal alone! I finished dialysis today with 61.5kg, this morning before dialysis, I was 64.4kg. I set the target at 3.7. However my bp dropped to 64 and the nurs... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:50:12 EST Slow Loser? I started my weight loss journey on January 24th. I am a 40yo female. SW:261, <BR> CW:251. GW:195. <BR> During these past 2 months my doctor prescribed phentermine 37.5mg. I don't exactly love it, but I had exceptional results back in 2011. I was 34 years old and lost 17lbs in my first month. I was on the phen for 7 months and did well keeping weight off for a couple years. Soon after my doctor started me on Prozac for my anxiety. That's when the weight came back. I worked and worked... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:17:47 EST What do normal eaters do when upset? Are you a 'normal eater'? (as opposed to an emotional eater or a binge eater). Or, do you KNOW a normal eater? <BR> <BR> In that case can you tell me: What do they do when they feel upset? I mean what do you think or know they do when they are in a situation when an emotional or binge eater tends to turn to food to cope? Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:11:13 EST I'm back :( (sorry long) Hi all...I'm back! <BR> <BR> So, to make it easier to understand I'm putting it in points. <BR> <BR> 1. I have been losing the SAME weight since 2014. I currently weigh 144 lbs and GW 125 (5'2 height) (35 y/o) <BR> <BR> 2. In 2016, from Sep - Nov I managed to lose almost ten pounds (147-138) <BR> 3. But, now I'm sitting at 144 again. <BR> <BR> I know it is my doing, but I cannot seem to continue losing. <BR> <BR> I became v obsessed back in November and I would just eat chicken with gree... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:20:30 EST Please help weight gain So i been weighing 145 for weeks now and for two days i had pork rinds and a muffin next day another muffin and coffee now the scale says im like 153 for like 2 days now what happened and if its water weight why didnt it go down please help i just want to cry could i gain that much that fast i bern eating healthy again but nomatter what i do it goes higher im so devastated.. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:13:58 EST Sorry to bother you guys... I was looking at pictures of myself from two years ago and one year ago and compared it to some footage of myself today and it's not good :( After two years of trying to diet and exercise and be healthy, I am at my highest weight ever with more fat in my stomach area then ever... Trying to be positive and keep going... But will I ever find a method that works for me?? Thank you for anyone who has kind words or maybe something to tell me to snap out of it... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:20:51 EST Panic Overload Overwhelmed. That is what I am. I have been given a warning and a second chance and I don't want to mess it up! Last month I was at stroke level (with my high blood pressure) and never had a stroke. I was put on one pill that had a fluid reducer in it. A few days later my whole right side went numb and I almost fell on my butt had my husband not been there to catch me. That really made me wake up to what is going on. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of weight to lose and as I said in a team I jus... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 11:45:40 EST Don't know where to start ... Doing better this week with eating and drinking water, even learning to manage stress a little better. Problem is exercise... my DH wanted me to go for a walk with him and the dog this afternoon, made an excuse and didn't go. I couldn't keep up, I know that for sure and I wouldn't get too far before my back/ legs would be aching like crazy. So out of shape I just don't know where to start when it comes to exercise 😕? Sun, 5 Mar 2017 16:59:01 EST How do you stick with it? I'm not seeing the results I'd like to on or off the scale, and even though I know I'm making good choices and I just need to stick with it, it is getting hard. I read all the success stories and pages and everyone seems to have decent losses in the first month, and I don't. Not giving up just need some words of encouragement. How long before you noticed changes? Thu, 2 Mar 2017 18:25:15 EST Ugh I fell off the wagon last night. 15 days alcohol-free and I drank yesterday. Quite a bit. I felt terrible this morning, actually got sick to my stomach. That hasn't happened in ages, all I can figure is that after 15 days my tolerance isn't as high (which is actually a good thing, I think). <BR> <BR> I just finished my hangover breakfast of McDonald's...for some reason, the only thing that will settle my stomach after too much alcohol is a BEC bagel combo with a Dr. Pepper. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 07:40:45 EST Set back Panic mode. I'm messing up big time. I've lost control. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:50:16 EST Soooooo upset with myself!!! I was already too heavy on Monday! 65.7kgs! Becoz I ate and drank too much on Saturday! Then the pump at the dialysis center malfunctioned! The plumber fixed the problem ard 11am. <BR> <BR> I had already dialyzed abt 3 hours but I listened to the nurse and left the center ard 10am. My appt with my friend to watch a movie was 3pm. So, I had the time to wait but I didn't. <BR> <BR> I went home on Monday with 63kg! Which means I owe 2kg! I am very upset with myself for not waiting! But I did h... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:36:37 EST Help!!!!! What do I do/eat? I am going for a movie today with a friend at 4pm. However, my friend wants to meet for lunch/dessert before the movie starts! We are meeting at 1.30pm. <BR> <BR> Help!!! What do I do?! I already owe the dialysis machine 2kg! An all time high because the center had plumbing problems today (no water). I can't afford to eat or drink anymore!!!!! Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:45:25 EST Will I have to buy a another ticket I am around 300. About 298. I use to be 450 but have been on a diet for 2 years. I have to go to London on business on the 18th of March. I have already paid for a plane ticket and spent extra money on extra leg room seats next to the window... so I can try to stay away from other passengers. My worry is I will have to pay for an extra seat or not be able to make the flight. I take American Airline from Dallas to Boston and then British airways from Boston to London. Is 300 pounds at 5'8 goin... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:44:49 EST 2017 not off to a great start 😕? I know I have been mia again, it has been a rough year so far, very stressed out, lots of personal stuff going on and of course I let my stress be my excuse for not eating healthy, getting active, etc... I have been talking with family and friends and it has been helping, learning to deal with the stress a little better and I'm realizing that by continuing the way I am going with my eating habits is only making things worse. <BR> I think focusing on living a healthier life is what I need rig... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:35:39 EST What is wrong with me? My weight is back up again to 196. I've lost, then gained, then lost, and now again gained. I'm 10 lbs heavier than I was in December. <BR> My clothes are all starting to pull tight again...XL shirt pulls tight across my chest when it fit nicely before. Pants are cutting into my waist again...size 14 (the biggest size I have in my closet), even my face is starting to look fat! <BR> <BR> WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? <BR> <BR> I hate this, I hate the way I look, I hate the way I'm feeling...I'm ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:19:37 EST I'm still being blamed! It's very upsetting but my Mom keeps on saying that it's my own fault that I'm on dialysis. She is saying that I didn't control my diet prior to dialysis that's why I'm on dialysis now! <BR> <BR> But believe me, I have! The doctor also told to be prepared as I will eventually need dialysis. My SLE is of a virulent strain, that it's unavoidable. It's just a question of when! <BR> <BR> How can I tell her I tried, I really did and that I didn't want this and it wasn't my fault! Besides, I am n... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:14:39 EST At my highest weight ever I had a doctor appt the other day and weighed in at my highest weight. I hadn't realized I had gained as much as I did. I always told myself for years and years that I would never let myself weigh more than 150 pounds. That is the absolute limit and I've gone over. <BR> <BR> My blood pressure is up, so my doctor will now be putting me on medication. I had resisted medication for it for years, thinking that once I get my weight down, I won't need it. I had to recognize that I had been saying ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:12:02 EST Nervous about new job! I am starting my new job tmrw morning. What is making me nervous is my parents bringing up my pass failures. I really need this job. But they are making me nervous by pronouncing doom on me! <BR> <BR> I know they mean well and are probably trying to warn me to behave myself but it's not helping! Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:54:41 EST How to feel full Firstly, sorry for posting again so soon! <BR> <BR> I am just wondering about feeling full, after my latest binge eat. <BR> <BR> I know my friends get to a point when they can't eat another bite. This doesn't happen to me....well there must be a point but honestly I seem to have an ability to happily consume large amounts and still want more. <BR> <BR> For example I just ate 13 slices of bread dipped in egg (total 6 eggs) and fried. And I would happily eat it all again, no problem. I did ... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:32:05 EST Tempted to Cheat Help OK so I've been good for a week now and seeing results. Then I get asked out and bam! Back to the old me. I need help! I thought I could be strong but not so. I need to lose weight for me and am resolved to do so. I have been pre-planning and it works well, however, this dinner out was not planned. It was spontaneous fun from my family and I regret eating a half a cheeseburger and half order of french fries. This was a treat to be taken to a local restaurant because I deserved a night out. Se... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:11:22 EST Weight & Wellbutrin/Pristiq Combo Hi, <BR> It's been a very long time since I have been on SP but I decided to come back, and get some help, and support with what I am going through. <BR> <BR> I am currently taking Wellbutrin 300mg, and Pristiq 50mg. Prior to this, I was taking Cipralex 5mg with Wellbutrin 300mg for about a year but after gaining over 20lbs, I told my doctor that I wanted to get off Cipralex, and try something else. She wanted to put me on Prozac but I detested. I did some research, and decided on Pristiq as... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 23:12:59 EST Help! My hair is thinning! Please, God! I don't want to end up like my Mom! My bald line is getting more and more obvious! I really don't want to wear a wig but I guess I really have no choice! <BR> <BR> I am applying hair tonic regularly but I m still getting bald! Sun, 17 Jul 2016 08:33:05 EST No alcohol today. HELP! I am just going 30 days without wine to see if I can. Would it really be SO bad to have one glass of wine right this freaking second. <BR> (CRY FOR HELP!!) Thu, 12 May 2016 18:16:22 EST