SparkPeople Panic! Button for Immediate Help Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=32 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=32 how to eat the right amount of cal when exercising http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43356247 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 gain....so 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) ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43353693 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” http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43353076 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43345909 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43314816 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43279201 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43247914 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.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43237932 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43179588 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43174822 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43172713 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43159319 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43131226 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43131173 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43122065 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43109318 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43081088 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43073678 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43072770 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43070503 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=43058922 Everything is sorted..Sp'ers are great! Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:41:28 EST Carmel M&M's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42996600 Oh my!! I just ate an entire big bag.....like 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42992879 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42950293 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42947019 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42919873 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42900479 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42892333 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42833690 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42827981 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42799091 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42750465 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!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42720066 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42717547 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42695329 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42694800 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42679844 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42662292 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42655890 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42653079 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42638856 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42600696 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42586072 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42578059 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?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42568139 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42514639 fff Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:30:56 EST Pizza mishap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42483669 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!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42455826 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42394194 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42382835 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42370517 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42367781 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?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42360739 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42351589 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42350879 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!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42349910 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42328344 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42327793 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42324667 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42299657 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42289776 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42269152 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42264491 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42257667 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42241487 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42233787 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42160797 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42141264 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 meds...my 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?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42134142 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42090754 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42047141 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42026338 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42025762 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42018161 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42016297 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42010934 . Tue, 6 Jun 2017 00:45:47 EST I'm Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42004194 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=42001291 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41986628 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41965662 Not had best eating habits lately...😣? Thu, 1 Jun 2017 09:15:48 EST roaring monster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41944289 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41929904 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41916721 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41889083 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41872319 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41869135 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41867475 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41854728 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41837988 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41829465 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41827072 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41803430 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41802878 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41797010 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 :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41764853 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41760138 s Wed, 10 May 2017 15:55:17 EST Just Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41750531 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41740419 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?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41732598 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41731291 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??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41711637 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 !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41689983 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41681924 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41666448 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41666078 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 ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41659021 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41652780 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41638534 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41637199 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41616181 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 ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41609761 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41603202 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41597761 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41589459 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41568640 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41531757 Ate the leftover candy Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:10:28 EST Sad and Injured http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41524099 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 hurt...like 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41485253 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41466508 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41460379 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41460300 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41451440 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41413778 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41409355 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41378130 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41374887 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41371104 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41370958 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41368234 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?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41364035 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41357992 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41357698 I need suggestions to up my energy level asap! Thanks in advance. <em>24</em> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:54:07 EST Triggers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41345243 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41344317 ..got 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.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41321569 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41317977 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41317942 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41302530 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41294965 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41250430 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41249907 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41244701 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41243217 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 :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41240661 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 ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41231924 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41226777 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 😕? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41224340 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41218446 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41215113 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41208252 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41207486 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) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41194917 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41192103 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41148630 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41124467 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 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41111443 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41093898 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41090544 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41078574 Panic mode. I'm messing up big time. I've lost control. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:50:16 EST Soooooo upset with myself!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41077124 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41065150 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41057792 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 😕? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41052621 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41045756 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 Lost weight but now gaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41028670 I lost 5 pounds in the first 4 weeks <BR> Doing great. Haven't changed anything but now have gained 4 pounds in two weeks. Exercising. Logging food. Doing the right thing but scale goes up not down. Measured yesterday. Lost .50 inch <BR> <BR> <BR> In waist and bicep. Help <BR> . <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:32:48 EST Not sure what is going on with my body? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41027200 The last several weeks I have had this dull achy feeling all over my body even when I exercise. I have been diagnosed with a small amount of arthritis in my joints of my lower back. That was the extent of it for years. The most time when the pain is most intense is when I first wake up and I can barely move and sometimes I have to wake up and go out on the couch. When I lay down at night it will hurt too and I have been using ice packs on my back because it numbs the nerves in my lower back. ... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:43:46 EST How can I get myself motivated?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41019061 I seem to have good intentions --- mentally --- but when it comes to doing I just seem to ignore it all. How can I get myself going??? I wish I had someone who would walk with me but none of my friends seem interested. I've been told it is all mind over matter --- well now I just need to get my "matter " to get in sync with my mind. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:21:33 EST been sick for over a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=41014821 I've been severely ill for over a week. Fever, chills, body pain---lungs hurt. Exhaustion is killing me. Of course, I've had to stop working out. The only food I'm keeping down is crackers and bottled water. I did try other food...I just couldn't keep it down. <BR> <BR> Once I start to feel better (if that day ever comes), how long should I wait to build back up to working out? I feel like I'm 110 years old and I'm so, so tired. <BR> <BR> I figure I'm out of action for at least ano... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:31:09 EST I'm still being blamed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40996057 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 Stress eater/drinker/bather http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40994447 Yep, you read that correctly: my responses to stress triggers include eating lots of carby, fatty, tasty food regardless of whether or not I am hungry (I believe I have self-diagnosed binge eating disorder). I drink wine, usually a bottle at a time, when I do drink (this isn't often. No alcoholism. This is once every two months or so, but I make it a point to kill that bottle off). I also take long awesome epsom salt baths, but that's not really detrimental...I freaking love epsom salts and L... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:59:09 EST still overflow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40965444 I get into the tub (small) and it still overflows... so frustrated about that.... angry and empty. Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:21:43 EST At my highest weight ever http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40950319 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40948961 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 Hungry after work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40934899 Hi guys. I have this problem where I work the typical 9-5 shift but am STARVING by the time i leave and am driving back. This causes me to want to buy fast food for dinner so I can eat immediately when I get back to my apartment. I know this isn't healthy but I don't want to get home from a 40 min-1 hr commute back to wait ANOTHER 20-30 mins to cook food. Thanks for all the tips in advance! Wed, 8 Feb 2017 12:18:59 EST I un-did all I did :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40933291 I am just feeling so very discouraged. I got back from a fantastic vacation a couple of weeks ago. Over vacation, I made exercise a priority and watched what I ate and actually managed to lose weight...4 lbs in all. <BR> <BR> And then I got home and I just stopped. I stopped working out, I went back into my old habit of a nightly cocktail, I didn't plan my meals... <BR> And now, I've not only gained the 4 lbs back, I've gained back another 2 on top of it. <BR> <BR> I feel bloated and d... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 08:42:56 EST Feeling stuck and discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40925980 I've almost hit my goal weight of 110 pounds (right now i'm at 115), so at this point i'm looking to gaining muscle, lowering my body fat percentage, and losing inches. My current measurements are 34-25-35, but I still have quite a bit of fat gathered in my abdomen area. Right now I have about two weeks until I return home to Seattle from South Korea. Im thinking about signing up for a fitness blender workout program, but I'm really discouraged right now that I don't know if I'll end up st... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 08:16:21 EST family marriage kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40919897 my husband and I have been fighting daily for almost 5 years on our kids <BR> we have four living and since jan 1 all 4 hate us. we have been married almost 53 years . kids 51,50,38,40, ,Our biggest fight is why?who is the worst parent whos fault whos to blame. <BR> We have not a clue the last text from son never wants to talk to his dad again? ok why? no good reason and what he says he so far fetched. The girls have been distant for almost 5 years. My x soninlaw told a lie about my husband a... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 13:30:37 EST Munchies are out of control http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40913390 I do good with my eating until I hit the evening hours. I get the munchies and I can't stop eating. <BR> <BR> Then, on top of that I crave sugar all the time. <BR> <BR> I feel like I"m out of control. I've lost over 200 pounds now and I can't seem to keep myself on track. I've been like this the last 9 months. <BR> <BR> Please help. Sun, 5 Feb 2017 20:06:13 EST So very tired of this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40913176 I'm so tired of being morbidly obeese. Just the thought of being 500 pounds is unbearable. I am almost immobile and am in extreme pain all the time. nothing I have ever done in the past twelve years has worked. I'm at the point where I need to try again. I have managed to follow my meal plan for the most part today and I did work out for fifteen minets today even though it hurt so much, but with the pain and depression and immobility I have not been able to go out and meet people or make... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 19:18:50 EST diet coke addict http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40874458 the irony of my life <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> I know its bad, but I have given it up thrice, only to find it back. Each time drinking more. <em>222</em> <BR> <BR> What can I do? <BR> <BR> I feel I'm killing my bones but I'm addicted! <BR> <BR> <BR> thankyou! <em>304</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:52:54 EST I'm trying but nothing is working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40858395 So, I am diabetic and have been really careful with my eating this past week. My sugar this morning was 289. I don't know what else to do! I'm doing what I should with diet and exercise. I go to the Dr day after tomorrow and wanted to see improvement but looks like it isn't going to happen. I'm so depressed! Sun, 29 Jan 2017 16:32:54 EST Why is it ALWAYS my fault? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40840868 My Mom cooked a beautiful reunion dinner. Everything was fine until my Mom asked me to wrap the leftovers. My brother was holding the dishcloth and the dining table was dirty. I offered to clean the table so I would have space to roll out the plastic foil wrap. But he obstinately wouldn't hand over the dishcloth. <BR> <BR> I mean, is the duty of who wipes the table worth fighting over? He lost his temper and shifted the leftovers to the much smaller kitchen table and said some disagreeable ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:43:44 EST I feel like a failure!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40837220 Today, I owed the dialysis machine 500g! That's even worse than Wednesday! It's hopeless! I wish I could just die!!! I can't even enjoy Chinese New Year!!!! I will have to fast this weekend!!!! Why doesn't God just take me?!!! I tried so hard yesterday and the day before but I still put on 2.3kgs! What is the point of this life!!!!? On Wednesday, I ended up owing 400g!!!! Today, my bp dropped towards the last hour and the nurse gave me 200ml of saline!!!! <BR> <BR> I wish I could die right ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:35:34 EST Im sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40830453 I am sick with bronchitis. I dont have the strength to track or exercise. The antibotics make me so hungry. I was thinking of waiting until I finish my meds before I start measuring and exercising. What do you all think? Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:48:37 EST And I do it to myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40830036 I'm overeating. I've been doing it for a few weeks. I don't gain. I don't lose. Since I started losing the weight, I've taken off 56 pounds. Which is great but I'm stuck now. <BR> <BR> The scale isn't moving now (almost five weeks). I'm working out five days a week...45 minutes to an hour. Mostly cardio but I do try to do weights at least twice a week. <BR> <BR> Instead of eating 1200 or so calories and burning 250 calories, I'm eating 1600 to 1800 calories and burning 500+. Plus it... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:29:40 EST Inability to let go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40825469 I have a huge problem! Whenever anything happens that I feel is unfair, a mistake or something I don't like, it would literally ruin my day and I will feel miserable for hours. Then I will either call a friend, read a book or surf the net. Often, it will take me up to half a day to calm down! <BR> <BR> I wish I wasn't so sensitive and easily riled up but I am! <BR> <BR> How do I deal with this problem? Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:20:19 EST Still hungry... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40813401 So all day I think I did well: watched my portion size, ate healthy during the day, opted for hot lemon water instead of my usual coffee with cream and sugar… etc. <BR> <BR> At dinner, my boyfriend and I had a portion of homemade lasagna (I know… not really that healthy) but I didn't overindulge. <BR> <BR> Here's where things get tricky… it was only an hour and half later and I wanted to eat again. Chips, bran muffins (yes plural), peanut butter toast… and my boyfriend noticed it was al... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:17:31 EST How to feel full http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40813169 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 Sadness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40798576 I just want to say that I'm sad. I'm trying so hard to make new choices and take new risks. Other people aren't responding to it so well. I'm seeing clearly that I can only change my choices. I'm sad at what some other people are choosing. I'm sad about what their choices are costing me. I'm reaching out for new help and probably leaving those people behind. It's a sad goodbye when some of them are your family. But with each day I become more convinced of this. The greatest risk is f... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:37:38 EST Food Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40793638 How do you add the name of the food yo the Quick Entry section? Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:33:24 EST Starting from scratch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40766990 Hi everyone! My life has been going really well recently and I recently just got myself an awesome new job. I'll be moving to a nice apartment later this week and was worried about my social life. I need suggestions on how to meet new friends around my age (I'm 23). At work, I will be by far the youngest person on the team. And, I'm not sure where to find single women either :(. Help appreciated as always. Thanks in advance! Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:55:43 EST How Slow is Too Slow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40745154 Last August, I started really paying attention to my weight. It was slowly going up and up and up. I made a decision that my lifestyle had to change and I have made some changes and am working on more changes. (Walking more, eating less...) <BR> <BR> It has been a journey with lots of ups and downs, but I have lost 6 pounds and 5 of those have been gone for over a month now. I was happy with my results because I know that those pounds are gone forever. I don't want another diet that will... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:24:31 EST How did I get here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40739743 Okay, so the title to my post is absolutely rhetorical. I know "how" I've gained 30 pounds over the last several years. The real question I'm struggling with is "why?" <BR> <BR> I will be turning 48 next month and I'm heavier than I've ever been. I'm a very social person by nature, but my weight is beginning to impact my desire to interact with friends. I really hit a wall in December when I couldn't find anything to wear (and I was willing to spend $$) to a holiday party at my husband's wo... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:37:57 EST OMG! WINE then CAKE......what have I done ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40736391 Had a lovely dinner with the family last night, Friday night treat.......I was only going to have 1 glass of vino. I HAD TWO LARGE GLASSES AND FINISHED OF THE CHRISTMAS CAKE. I feel ashamed........and my husband kept saying stop eating the cake..... I hid and ate in the kitchen when he wasn't looking. I'm a CHEAT. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:41:12 EST Needing to reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40707106 I could call it starting over or getting back on track. "starting over" sound so negative. <BR> <BR> So I have lost weight and I was maintaining until the last few months. I weighed myself and the beginning of last year I was 180 and this year I am 194 so I've gained maybe about 14 pounds. <BR> <BR> I have done this before. I started at 312, never got to my goal weight but got down to the 170s-low 180s twice and could not maintain that. I am not sure if I am not good at it or my body doesn'... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:11:20 EST Hormone Therapy and Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40704942 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am looking for people who have started a *sucessful* weight loss plan while starting radical hormone therapy. Can it be done? <BR> <BR> Some backstory: I have many many gyno issues, that have lead to a lot of pain and missed work time. After months of treatment, my best case scenario is a minimally invasive hysterectomy. Worst case is cancer. <BR> <BR> To treat my symptoms while we sort through all of the issues, my doctor has tried several hormonal treateme... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:37:39 EST Here we go again starting over again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40703154 So after a few months of very sporadic exercising and not being as strict with my eating, I joined a new gym and had an appointment today with a wellness coach for a "kick start" orientation to discuss goals, and nutrition information, etc. <BR> <BR> I've been settling into a new apartment, after making a state-to-state move a little more than a week ago. The last time I was able to work out was 2 days ago. Prior to that, it had been a couple of weeks. I've been exhausted from the move and t... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:53:30 EST Aqua tabata http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40699843 How many calories do you burn doing 50 minutes of tabata in the water? I do deep water tabata class at YMCA for 50 minutes. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:24:59 EST holiday gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40686681 I gained acouple of pounds over holidays now I'm struggling with depression about that. jAlso had a successful hip replacement and the one thing I can't do is run. My favorite.Im 5,4 ' and weigh about 195 That's just too much. I need some help in new exercise plan and self <em>33</em> Sat, 7 Jan 2017 22:56:20 EST Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40684051 I have been struggling with an addiction for the last couple years and need some support. I have not talked to anyone about this just yet, this is actually the first place I've opened up to about this topic. I started seeing a therapist but have not talked about this yet (its only been a couple sessions). <BR> <BR> Are there any support groups or threads on Spark that deal with addiction? I'd love to hear other peoples stories about their addictions and how they cope with it Sat, 7 Jan 2017 15:20:52 EST Tempted to Cheat Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40675298 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 Worried about impending cataract op!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40672122 I saw an eye doctor late 2016. He says I have the beginnings of cataracts in both eyes. I have another appointment this March. He says, I have the beginnings of cataracts, I don't need surgery yet but will require one further down the road. <BR> <BR> It scares the begibbers out of me! I'm just so afraid of someone doing surgery on my eyes! Will it hurt?! Will it be uncomfortable? Will I be able to shower or wash my hair?! <BR> <BR> This doctor has a very good rep. He also did my Mom's catar... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 00:58:25 EST I am looking for a job http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40670097 I'm in school, with no way to legally drive so jobs are limited. I would ride a bus, but with no funds it is hard. If you could please keep me in your thoughts, I would appreciate it. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 20:13:14 EST Unable to control sugar cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40667670 I've always liked sweets, particularly chocolate. The problem is, when I start eating it, I don't know how to stop. I've tried being without any sweets for some time, thinking that if I do so, when I start eating sweets again, I'll feel full after one or two cookies and will be able to stop. Unfortunately, no such luck, even though I managed not to eat anything sweet for 6 months. Almost immediately after I taste anything sweet, I'm not able to control myself and stop after one serving, even ... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 11:37:02 EST Weight & Wellbutrin/Pristiq Combo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40664091 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 Am I being unrealistic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40659141 I am in my mid 40s. I have also menopaused early bcoz I am anemic. The reason I am anemic is bcoz I am on dialysis. <BR> <BR> However, I've noticed my body changing after menopause. I am just wondering, am I expecting too much to strive to get back my old 20s body? Is that even possible or should I just be happy where I am? <BR> <BR> I am not thin but you can't call me fat either. But I just want my old body back soooo bad! Sigh! I am still keeping some of my old clothes, hoping to fit into... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 10:45:05 EST Lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40645104 I am really hoping to make this year a successful year for me when it comes to my health and weight loss. I am overweight and have 20 pounds to lose but not sure where to start. <BR> I know eating healthy and being active is key, but I am so lost when it comes to nutrition, exercises, staying motivated and consistent... its all overwhelming. I'm generally an introverted person, so opening up on message boards is hard for me, but I do want to seek support here. <BR> I don't want another year... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 17:43:20 EST Helpless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40642871 Weighed myself today and I'm the heaviest I've ever been. I know people always say, when you're really ready to lose weight you'll find something inside you that pushes you. When am i going to hit that point?? I'm getting married June 3rd. All i want is to feel proud of my body and instead i'm backtracking. I feel so desperate and discouraged. Not sure what i expect from posting this... i guess i just needed to get it out of my head. <BR> <BR> Thanks for listening. Mon, 2 Jan 2017 12:10:30 EST The wheels. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40618543 I spun the wheels 3 different times and they didn't register. The daily little one was 2, line and 7, and the bonus I don't remember, just that it didn't register. Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:11:17 EST Why do I do this to myself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40616156 I woke up extremely thirsty this morning and I went to bed very thirsty as well. I know I am dehydrated and need more water but I don't drink it throughout the day. My parents are here visiting because of the holiday season and won't be leaving until after the new year. Whenever they visit, my healthy eating habits go out the door and I go back to the person I used to be. I go back to the mindset of the obese me. I eat and eat and eat and don't drink water. I haven't exercised. I hate getting... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:32:30 EST I GAINED 30 POUNDS THIS MONTH???! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40613289 I recently weighed myself and I knew that my eating habits have not been the best lately but I NEVER could have anticipated this. I feel discouraged, disgusted with myself, and completely overwhelmed. Why is it so much easier to gain than it is to lose? How do I come back from this? <em>46</em> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:10:08 EST Now obese, I should be worried! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40609728 So 2017 is the year I am supposed to regain my health. The last 5 years I dedicated to getting a PhD. Health was not the most important thing on my priority list. Seven chapters later and PhD in hand I have gone from 65kg to 85kg. It was become abit of a joke amongst friends, or I make a joke of it with the finishing statement that I am not worried about it as "I will lose the weight once I graduate". Well I have just graduated so my excuse have just ran out on me. <BR> <BR> I just checked m... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:39:47 EST I have lost HALF of my Spark Activity Tracker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40603605 I live in Ontario, Canada and went out with my sister in downtown Toronto on Thursday night last week (Dec. 22). We stayed in a hotel - neither of us live in the city, we both live in surrounding municipalities. We went for dinner and took a taxi to the bar where we saw our favourite local band play. I had recently replaced the battery so I guess I did not re-attach the cover to the clip properly. When I took off my coat at the bar I discovered it gone. This has actually happened to me b... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:04:24 EST 2016 was going to be my year ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40602920 Well another has almost come and gone. 2016 was going to be my year ... The year I i took charge of my life and not let my addiction to food define who I am. I have not weight myself in a month or more now but I am up probably about 10 lbs. from where I was at the beginning of this year. It's not just about the numbers, it's about how this extra weight is affecting me physically and mentally. I am in pain daily. My knees, legs and back ache all the time. I have very little energy most days.... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:44:43 EST Why do I keep doing this to myself ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40602801 Another year has almost come and gone, I had so many plans for 2016 ... This was going to be my year, the year I get serious about moving towards a healthier new me. Well, once again I let my love of food, sedentary lifestyle Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:21:31 EST Holidays and $ equals 10 pounds back on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40597939 I had been doing so well, but being in the wedding business over the holidays is not a joyful time! It's slow from late November until March. This year was different, we usually do 5-12 weddings in early November, this year...ZERO! It was also slow at weird times, so our finances have been down for about 5 months straight. <BR> <BR> I'm an emotional eater, low income = eat. Then we have the holidays with a young son and a husband that grew up with crappy holidays and his father passed away ... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 13:18:10 EST Weight Gain and the Common Cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40595477 Okay, so ever since I started my diet a few months ago I've been doing pretty well, slowly but surely losing weight. My BMR while being sedentary is around 1,400 calories. A little background; I started at 145 pounds and recently got down to 117, averaging around 1 to 1.5 pounds per week. Last week I caught a cold and the weight fluctuation and gain I've seen has started to panic me. Two days after I weighed in at 117 I suddenly went down to 113.5 pounds. One day after that I went up to 1... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 03:07:08 EST No mail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40589130 I still get no mail from SP,I mean e- mail,I miss SP mail,still done know why everything on computer workes fine,so bad. Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:46:00 EST my weight is the same but i feel huge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40584772 help i don't know what's wrong? i weigh the same but i'm worried i have lost muscle tone and am gaining fat but my exercise routine hasn't changed, i work out everyday for over an hour and i'm eating about the same as i always have but when i look at myself i'm not happy with what i see and i'm frustrated what's going on Fri, 23 Dec 2016 18:13:20 EST Worried about upcoming MRI and possible diagnosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40578067 My neurologist thinks I may have MS, or some other neurological disease...my son has MS and it is inherited. Can't get it off my mind, having to pretend and put on a happy face. I wish I could just get the testing over with and know, but then sometimes ignorance is bliss. I'm trying to embrace the thought that I won't be any different 10 minutes after the diagnosis than I've been these last months and years, I'll just be more informed about how to handle whatever is going on. Trying. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:48:18 EST Worried I May Not Be Able to Keep Exercising http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40566600 I've got a lot going on right now and it's stressing me out. My biggest stress factor is my exercise, though. Every single time I get on my treadmill, my right leg winds up taking the brunt of the exercise. I mean it HURTS. But, of course, it would. I mean, it's taking everything and my left leg is taking nothing. At first I just passed it off as one leg being weaker, but now that it has been happening for a while, I've been getting anxious and not wanting to exercise, which is no good at all... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:00:52 EST Blood Sugar and carbs question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40551567 So I have just started a lower carb diet and am wondering how many carbs is to many carbs per a meal. I think I am averaging 45 g of carbs or less per a meal and trying to keep my snacks if any to 15-20g of carbs. I am diabetic so I am not sure if I am eating to many. I also am trying to find options low in carbs and high in fiber. I have just started a long acting insulin at night before bedtime, but am not sure how long it takes to work along with the meds I am on. Today my fasting was 197,... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 21:42:42 EST SELF SABOTAGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40540896 Hey How are u? <BR> I got back from a vacation almost two weeks back, stayed on track almost and caused minimal damage <BR> Now I can't seem to stop eating ( at least eating twice my normal food) & I don't feel like doing any workouts. <BR> On contrary in November I managed 50k run/walk for the whole month. <BR> <BR> It's 2 am here. Can't sleep:( <BR> Had a bad dinner, then chips and now a protein bar. <BR> <BR> This behaviour is something I used to do way back. Like two years ago. <... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:45:18 EST Plateau Help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40537232 Hey everyone! I need some advice. I have been dieting and exercising the good old fashion way for the last 30 days and have lost 8 pounds so far which I am thrilled about. I am looking to lose about 50 but am giving myself small 10 goals to reach in order to not get discouraged. However I have been at this plateau for about a week and a half and am not sure how to break it. I have tried changing up my exercise routines to see if that helps, and even though I feel really good the scale is not ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:30:31 EST Yada, yada, yada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40534212 I have been on Spark off and on for several years and it seems like I always come back when I am at (what I think of as) the end of my rope. The story is the same, basically, but the situation at the time is worse than the time before. I am embarrassed to be coming back yet again. My weight is actually slightly better, but my physical state is much worse. My arthritis is even worse. My only hope is that I can lose enough weight to get knee surgery (about 40 more pounds), but it seems har... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:42:13 EST How do I post photographs on my blog Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40522589 I used to do it but it changed. Can you post the steps that I need to go through to get it to the BLOG. Pat in Maine. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 23:44:11 EST Reached my goal, but gained back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40518914 Hello SP friends! <BR> In 2015 I managed to lose 33 pounds and get back to the weight of my teenage years, through conscious eating and exercising. It was around 4 pounds below my recommended weight, as I was told by my dietitian, so I 'relaxed' a bit and gradually got those pounds back. I thought I was doing perfectly ok maintaining my weight, then in early 2016 I started having some physical problems (back pain and knee chondropathy) forcing me to stop my physical activity. I only walk abou... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:22:47 EST Overwhelmingly stressed and hungry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40513440 On November 16th, I posted here in confusion when I suprisingly weighed in 5.5 pounds less then the previous week. Three days later, I was at the hospital being diagnosed with bronchitis and sinus infection so severe it was almost pneumonia. In the days after, I was barely well enough to get out of bed, let alone care about what my calorie count was, so I was not surprised at the next weigh in to have gained 2 pounds back. Then I injured my back. Long story short, my last weigh in (Wednesday)... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 17:07:48 EST trying so hard to fight my all or nothing "norm" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40509885 Was doing so well, then one day off plan at a holiday and here it is nearly 3 weeks later and I'm over plan, low on exercise, and lower on self-esteem. Been doing this since I was 6 yrs old. Would have thought I'd have learned by now. Can I really do this?? Sun, 11 Dec 2016 02:42:25 EST blood sugar issue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40506606 What am I doing wrong that my blood sugar is good before breakfast, but 2 hrs. later at its high, it always doubles the pre-breakfast? Only been on 1 nite-time shot of insulin at nite. I have tried high fibre, high protein, low carb, but results are the same every time Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:23:53 EST Help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40493737 Having trouble losing weight. Medication increases appetite. Any suggestions? What can I do? Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:25:39 EST LOST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40493117 My frustration is getting worse...WHERE is the message I just typed and posted? Where did it post????? HELP!! Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:42:03 EST LOST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40493104 I'm trying to navigate through this site. I can't find where to enter messages, ask questions, see what I'm supposed to do next(???) I need help to get started, again. Idk, for example, I wanted to post this message, but where and how. "I actually got up and walked for 10 mins. on my Elliptical. The program in my Elliptical said I stopped at 8 mins and 45 secs, burning 13 calories, but I did NOT stop until I reached 10 mins and 10 secs., so I estimated about a 16 calorie burn." I tried but... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:39:18 EST Question about cooked vegetables on Eat to Live http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40476109 Hi all! I am a SAHM and student and am trying to follow the Eat to Live program without having yet read the book. (I've purchased it, I just haven't had time to read it!) I'm eating my pound of raw vegetables (sometimes 2 lbs), cup of beans, 4 fruits, working on the flax seed and I've omitted salt, animal products and oil.... My question is, what does Dr. Fuhrman say is the reason for having to specifically eat a lb of cooked veggies? It's so time consuming and I find it easier and more p... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:53:53 EST New to SparkPeople but not new to weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40464294 Overall, I'm new to the whole SparkPeople site but the whole reason I joined was because I've been losing motivation with weight loss. I wasn't losing motivation in the sense that I didn't want to shed the extra weight or didn't have a reason to, but I just have such a hard time focusing on it. I work an almost full time waitressing job so I am on my feet moving around all shift but I just don't have motivation to do meal prep. No motivation to do meal prep leads to eating whatever is conveni... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:55:57 EST Young, Lost, and Confused Seeking Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40458170 Hi guys, I'm a 23 year old male who graduated from University with a Mathematics degree 6 months ago and I'm unsatisfied with my quality of life right now and would appreciate any advice/insights. <BR> In the past during high school and college, I had very little to nonexistent social life (No parties/Dating) because I would play online games during most of my free time. I'd say i did pretty well in school, i got a 3.4 GPA which I thought was fine. <BR> During the next few months, I started ... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:41:17 EST taking myself too seriously http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40445721 never mind, I'm over myself. I was just over thinking past week of eating instead of putting this whole year in perspective I did do well this year, this past week won't mess me up Thu, 1 Dec 2016 03:59:56 EST still no messages from SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40436515 i still get no messages from the SP site,also I have yahoo mail.I get lots of other mail,I realy miss SP,I have not changed anything,I am lost,want to cry !!!!! Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:45:34 EST FEELING SO TRAPPED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40432524 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am feeling so trapped. I cannot seem to control my overeating and obsession with food. I have 100lbs to lose to be in a fit and healthy range and I have lost hope. It is the first time that I have really lost hope and just cannot get myself to believe that I can do it. <BR> I have obtained so many wonderful goals this year including finding a wonderful job, travelling to places I have wanted to see for 30 years, and even getting to see Lionel Richie at one of hi... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:32:12 EST Unwarranted Rude Remarks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40398149 The jeans I couldn't button 5 months ago I now can! It's still a little tight but at least I can button it! I am making good progress! <BR> <BR> That's why I'm so discouraged that I'm still getting rude remarks! Are these ppl blind? <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 23:44:56 EST When it rains it pours. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40394156 I have been on a slow weight lose. I had lost 15 lbs since the beginning of school. I found out that last week that my liver enzymes are high, my thyroid is back to normal without medication(thank goodness), my triglycerides are high and for the first time I'm pre-diabetic. :'( I cried for two days. list morning I woke up and and weighed myself and have gained 10 pounds. I know it's my fault. I have been emotional eating( thank goodness) but I finds myself gorging as if I'm starving. ... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:21:52 EST Almost at goal but I lost my mojo. Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40393044 I was in a CDC diabetic support group and lost 25 pounds. Swore I would never go back to my old eating habits. Now I'm up 3 pounds and eating sugars with renewed gusto. Need to get back to my previous and hard-earned mindset. <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance for moderating this page. <BR> <BR> Hernet Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:53:03 EST Weekends are hell for me....uuggg....HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40380205 Last i checked, i thought weekends were supposed to be when you de-stress from your work week. All i seem to do is stress on the weekends and i do just fine with caloric intake, tracking and exercising during the work week. <BR> <BR> I need some help trying to figure out how to keep in track for the days that i'm NOT at work. Suggestions?? <BR> <BR> Here's a little heads up on why im struggling so much more on weekends vs. weekdays. I have 2 jobs and they are VERY different. My primary job... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:28:57 EST no E-mail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40368086 I don`t get any messages from SP,please help me,I`M ready to quit,been going on for 3 weeks,sent alot of messages to the teck page,no respone,what is going on with you guys????love SP.help Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:48:38 EST Going through a breakup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40358064 I'm having a bad time trying to make myself meals now that I'm by myself. I'm just not very motivated to cook anything. Suggestions? Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:08:17 EST like to talk myself out of things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40355341 hi everyone <BR> anyonelse struggle with talking themselves out working out or eating better. especially with working out. I will be all set to work out.. and than I am too tired or I have a headache.. I know most people say go straight after work but its not always feasible for me as I have to get my kids from school. <BR> <BR> I feel really bad and than say next time...BUT THAN I end up doing the same thing again... I really struggle with staying consistent. <BR> <BR> and I am not a mo... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:05:12 EST Working with Weights/Cardio - weight not budging http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40354884 I've been working with a trainer once a week (yes it probably should be more) and bounce aerobics once a week, and self-imposed gym once a week .. but the weight has plateaued and I need to get it down to get off meds .. grr ... I KNOW weight training may do this but it's disappointing! Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:22:19 EST Getting Back on Track...Please Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40304359 So it's been a few years since I was super active on this site. A lot of things have happened between then and now (a couple of failed relationships...one of which was mentally abusive...a new, wonderful relationship (currently)...and a lot of weight gain. When I was active on this site, way back when, I lost a good 40 pounds or so. Then things happened with my then relationship that threw me off track. I pretty much just stopped caring about myself and used food as a feel good type thing... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 20:33:52 EST feeling out of control http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40291044 i feel embarrassed and ashamed, this time last year i had lost almost 6 stone i am now up to only a 4.10 stone loss. I have 6 pounds in the last week alone. I struggle to lose weight as my anticonvulsants make me gain so I have to keep check on myself but because the weight wasn't coming off I got fed up and gorged now I feel like a blob. I woke this morning and weighed myself and feel determind, but how long for? Tue, 8 Nov 2016 02:43:11 EST Dongle is RED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40289148 My dongle was about the only thing that was working yesterday. Last night it went red. All the steps I was missing have shown up plus the steps from this morning. But when I got home the dongle is red. I have tried to reconnect the dongle but it can't find the internet. Obviously I have the internet or I couldn't send this to you. This is so frustrating. Can you please help? Mon, 7 Nov 2016 19:47:33 EST In pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40282438 Not sure I belong here with this question but here goes, I am a 67 year old female who feels over weight my doctor says i am not my daughter feels my weight is too much for my size also, My stomach has and is so distended that I look pg and I am in pain when I sit and it gets worse after eating my calorie intake is usually 700 to 1000 a day and I exercise daily burning 300 calories a day and I still keep putting weight on. A year ago I weighed 104 which was perfect for my bone structure and ... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 21:33:17 EST Tomorrow is Thanksgiving at in-laws! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40275902 <em>429</em> <BR> Tomorrow Sunday Nov 6 is Thanksgiving at the in-laws! Homemade giant warm caramel cinnamon rolls, homemade rolls, all kinds of pies including cream pies, ham, prime rib, turkey, mashed potatoes, and all the trimmings! <BR> <BR> I have a few ideas of dealing with this... 1. carry water around & drink a lot of water, 2. I've already shared with my husband my desire of NOT having any desserts (I'm a diabetic too), 3. I'm going to try to focus on conversations rather than... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 00:59:50 EST Really irritated - vent session sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40263975 Not sure if this is the right place to post but here goes... <BR> <BR> I have a coworker who I sit next to in a file room, and she talks and talks and talks all day... I love to talk too, however I am so swamped with work and can't afford to sit and talk for hours. I find myself staying late just to catch up, while she does her 8 hours and leaves on the dot. She prioritizes work/life balance which is great, but when there is a fun event that runs later she has no problem staying. This is rea... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 06:18:48 EST SO dissapointed in myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40262872 I had been doing so well. And this week was a MESS. My food was over almost every day this week. I feel like I'm going to be stuck here forever. <em>46</em> Fri, 4 Nov 2016 00:01:57 EST I'm gonna kill the Burger King and the Dairy Queen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40255321 Hi all. Gotta call in reinforcements. I'm fighting them, don't know how long I can hold on. I want a whopper and ice cream- I think I'll just go to sleep. It's gonna be a long night! <BR> Wed, 2 Nov 2016 22:21:40 EST Someone asked me if I'm pregnant... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40251820 Someone asked me yesterday if I'm pregnant. A few weeks ago I made a comment about lying about my weight for something and was told I definitely should. I'm already majorly stressed. I work part-time 20 hours a week, and I own a small business. I'm a single mom of a 6 year old with ADHD and a 4 year old with a speech impairment. My house is a mess, I'm behind on everything, and now I'm basically being told I'm fat. I would love to lose weight, but haven't had much success with the effor... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 10:11:10 EST 51 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40247763 I have spinal stenosis and a disintegrated disc in my lower back. I have insulin dependant diabetes. I'm on an insulin pump. I'm also going blind from diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. I'm in terrible pain! <BR> What exercises can I do? I need to lose over 100 pounds and feel hopeless and angry....and hungry! Please help! Tue, 1 Nov 2016 19:28:27 EST prediabetic again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40239668 I just got my blood work back and just as I suspected I am prediabetic again. I was doing so well last year. Lost 16lbs. Only to gain 7lbs thus year. <BR> <BR> I know I have to watch what I am eating again. That is how I got it down last time. I am an emotional eater and this pay year has been a hard one. <BR> <BR> I just can't best myself up over like I usually do. I got the levels down before I can do it again. Just needed to vent. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading my post. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:15:53 EST Going to be a hard week !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40229934 I have been trying to get back on track.... Again .... Having a hard time. Going to be a hard week. Halloween tomorrow, trying to resist all those treats, a new restaurant is opening this week that I really want to try out, and I have a baby shower to go to this week where there are going to be lots of goodies that are so hard to resist. <BR> Wish I could could shake this all or nothing mentallity. Afraid if I i give in to a treat, I will just say to heck with it and blow the rest of the wee... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:15:05 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40224722 so does anyone else get to feeling deprived when eating only 1500 to 2000 calories a day??? I did. And it's been almost 200 days since i last was here. But today I am back to try again. Any words of encouragement is welcome! Sat, 29 Oct 2016 15:27:21 EST Cookies! AHHHH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40219081 I'm so frustrated at myself. There are 3 kinds of cookies in my house. How do I keep doing this? I can't seem to resist the temptation to scarf them down while at the same time beating up on myself internally. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:16:13 EST over yesterday--do I subtract from today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40215790 I went over yesterday--by about 400 cal. <BR> <BR> Can I subtract that from today?? I can still be within my calorie allotment. <BR> <BR> Tell me what you think............. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:41:13 EST Stressed and Losing Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40186219 Recent events have really affected my life. The overwhelming stress has affected my nutrition, fitness, and especially my quality of sleep. I am lucky if I get three hours a night. I am visiting my doctor tomorrow for a checkup so I am hoping for some solutions to help me cope with the stress. I am fighting daily to stay on track but finding it more and more difficult! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:25:04 EST No exercise since accident, no weight loss either! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40154479 I'm 52 and 40lbs overweight. I am unable to do any real physical activity, outside of a slow, short walk due to an accident. I started SP and have religiously tracked everything that goes into my mouth for three weeks. I'm averaging about 1300 calories a day. I have only lost one pound! I know 1300 calories is a LOT less than I was eating so with this calorie deficit, I should've lost at least six by now. Would changing up the macro help? I'm not sure how to do that. Its really disappointing... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:04:39 EST Went to the doctor, feeling discouraged... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40146403 I have been a member here for a long time, but recently joined the paid membership. <BR> <BR> I am not sure if there is a forum for this, so please let me know if I am in the wrong place. <BR> <BR> I have been overweight most of my adult life (as a very young child I was underweight with massive food allergies, but by the time I became a teen, I was already a chubster). <BR> <BR> Now that I am 52, losing weight seems hopeless to me. I joined Medifast a few years ago and actually saw ... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:07:01 EST Think I have prediabetes, scared and need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40142564 Hi <BR> I have had numbness in my right foot across my toes and half of the foot for 3-4 days now, before I had a pain in the centre of my foot for a couple of weeks. I haven't seen a doctor and don't want to because I'm scared. I don't know what my blood sugar is, haven't had it done for a few years. <BR> I know it's not advisable to not see a doctor but how bad is this? And can I still turn it around? I've put on a lot of weight - 2 stone or more I'd guess - in the last few years doing shi... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:05:51 EST not sure just on how much fat,carb protien ratio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40124783 my phone app tells me my goals are 48% carb, 26% fat 26% protein but my computer says my goals are 50% carb ,30%,fat and 20% protein which one is it. thats a big difference in what I eat..I'm confused I tried the computer one for the first 2 weeks and lost weight but I think that was mostly water, so now I'm trying the other less carbs more protein and less fat, loss a lb or 2. I'm switching up, I don't think I should be doing that. help anyone Sat, 15 Oct 2016 22:38:06 EST losing motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=40061922 On one hand, I've been doing well. I've lost 42 pounds since January. But I'm really tired. I'm sick of exercising. Really sick of it. <BR> <BR> And although watching my calories doesn't bother me as much---I've found myself eating eating 2nds when I'm not really hungry. <BR> <BR> How do you keep working at working out...when it isn't bringing you joy. I really don't want to go the gym any more. <BR> <BR> And yet, I know if I don't go at least four days a week...I'll start to gain th... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 23:40:31 EST Feeling down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39969893 I am feeling down and out tonight. <BR> It seems that I can't stay on track with anything...losing weight ....going to the gym....taking care of my house....taking care of me. I feel so over whelmed that I just sit all day in my recliner watching TV. I don't go anywhere or see anyone, my DH is an over the road truck driver and is gone all week. <BR> I have a good relationship with my sister in-law, that is more my sister than in-law, when I'm with her people think we're sisters when it's our ... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:03:35 EST Feeling hopeless! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39963371 It's just so hard to limit my fluids to just 500mls per day! But I am in dialysis and I have no choice! Now they have fixed the machine and it no longer extracts extra so I have to be extra careful. They won't even extract extra because they are afraid my blood pressure will drop. <BR> <BR> It's just so hard to limit my fluids like this. I keep trying and failing! I keep coming to the center with an average of 3 to 5kg of weight gain! I am so sick of living this way! I don't know how some of... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:19:32 EST Im tired :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39950308 I want to eat something else other than cereal for breakfast. The thing is that cereal is so easy to fix. I wake up too tired to cook eggs, oatmeal etc. I dont understand why i wake up so tired. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:34:40 EST Im so upset http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39887266 I came back about 5 days ago. I have done very well eating healthy even though we went to a family party yesterday and I just ate the fresh veggies ( no dip) and drank a diet pop.My FIL who drives tour buses brought me a Rhubarb pie from Amish country because he knows I love rhubarb. I put it in the car. We went to dinner last night and brought home part of my steak and only ate one slice of bread no butter. Today My DD who is also dieting baked Chocolate chip cookies and left them on the ... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:15:09 EST Panic City! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39844502 My daughter just signed me up for a 5k breast cancer awareness walk! I have only started walking fora week! Any tips on how to not make a complete fool out of myself? I have until October 22 to get ready. How do I do that? Mon, 5 Sep 2016 13:46:56 EST Feeling Hungry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39665137 I feel hungry but used up all my calories for today. What should I do? Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:28:25 EST Help!!!! I'm expanding sideways!!!! Fast!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39625049 I used to have a 28 inch waist, which I was very proud of! <BR> <BR> But after menopause, I have been expanding sideways!!!! <BR> <BR> Now, my waist is 34 inches!!!!! I am beyond upset!!!! <BR> <BR> I have stopped eating junk for most of my meals and I'm exercising regularly but my tightest shorts are still tight! Fri, 5 Aug 2016 07:06:28 EST HELP ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39583482 Where do I find the conversion calculater Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:01:34 EST Help! My hair is thinning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39489352 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 Can't Stay Motivated for even 24hrs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39487251 I swear I start a new diet every day. I can't even get through 24 hours without having a slip up. I've been trying to lose weight for over 5 years and I just keep gaining more and more. I've tried EVERYTHING. I just can't stay motivated or stick to any program. Has anyone experienced the same thing? Any tips? Programs that have worked? Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:19:58 EST Frustrated at slow progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39482082 I am eating within my calorie range and doing the recommended amount of exercise, sometimes more than required but progress has been painstakingly slow! <BR> <BR> I am just so discouraged! My tightest shorts still don't fit! I can zip it now but still, it is tight! Why must weight loss be sooooo slow, when I am doing everything right?! I haven't had any junk for more than a month now! Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:22:22 EST Discouraged about my life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39358676 I started dialysis at a mere 32! I am now going to be 44 this October. Most dialysis patients are elderly diabetics. I got kidney failure from a combination of 2 factors, SLE, which isn't very common, and taking Lithium for my bipolar. <BR> <BR> I don't know why I was handed this misfortune! I would like to work full-time and travel like any normal working adult but no one wants to hire me now! The moment prospective employers hear I am on dialysis, they start making excuses why they can't h... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:01:31 EST Every time I start to diet I get sick? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39310842 I've been down this road too many times now! I exercise regularly, but last week decided to change the diet and stick to 1000 - 1200 calorie nutritional diet. Lots of veggies, complex carbs and low fat protein. Saturday the sore throat then Sunday, bam! Full blown sinus infection. Ugh! Every time I do this I get sick. Pushing through though. Not hitting the gym until my head gets back to normal though. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:15:49 EST No alcohol today. HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=32&imparent=39000670 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