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  • The quizzes sometime asks questions that I can not answer correctly for me.
    The recent one on is your spending/money usage healthy had several questions that I choose the closet answer although it is incorrect. I know that the quizzes are written for a wide variety of people. - 9/24/2012 3:30:23 PM
  • NXCESS1962
    Hello DOESISTER, I would love it if you could stop thinking about everyone else. You need to be selfish for awhile, and start putting yourself first and foremost. You have probably heard this before. But let me tell you how to start. From now on when you want to eat ask yourself if your eating for yourself or someone else. If its for yourself eat, but if its for someone else look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you love you. This will take time and alot of awareness. But eventually you will stop needing acceptance from others and can start looking at yourself for acceptance. Please be pay attention to the things you do and say not everyone else. - 9/19/2012 9:49:04 AM
  • DOESISTER
    I really enjoy sparkpeople and it helps me so much.I hope this is the place to post this as I am still learning the ropes of Spark... I lost 7 lbs in 3 months but this week put it all back on.....anyone have advice for me. I have been doing so well. I loved the post about not treating one's body like a garbage can and could so relate but here's my issue....everytime I feel abused, I eat!. How pathetic. It's like some weird thing where I punish myself! Whenever I have no control over something and someone has complete control over me, I panic and eat like a maniac. It's worse at work where I have no way to contribute ideas etc.but it happens at home too. I know I need to find my voice and by eating I'm quieting myself etc. I know all that, but I can't stop. I just eat and eat. I'm really feeling bad tonight. Kind of weepy over it and I could use some help.....This is really the first time I've ever said anything about this to anyone, I've been struggling with this along time and I guess I feel safe asking for help here because I've seen so many others get great advice. - 9/10/2012 8:38:30 PM
  • HALEY2003
    Hi this is my first day on sparkpeople. Can anyone help me get started?? - 9/10/2012 3:05:57 PM
  • I have litreally just joined, not even sure where I am right now, still getting to know site.
    I am 59 yrs old and have mega lbs to loose, but I guess I had better aim at 20 for now...and take it from there... Think this is a super duper way of encouraging each other... Im really at a loss, the lift is not working in my building, and i am dying climbing to the 4th floor where I live, a stark reminder how unfit I am... - 9/10/2012 2:29:19 PM
  • I am 45 and really have a lot of weight to lose just need the friends to help me shed off the ponds - 9/6/2012 3:47:24 PM
  • SMMARTINI
    where do you start? i have read the tutorials but still dont know where to start
    - 9/5/2012 1:03:14 PM
  • IFWRITER
    I have an untreatable, incurable lung disease. It's an idiopathic fibrotic lung disease, which means I have a progressive scarring of unknown origins. I am going to be evaluated for a double lung transplant, but must lose about 45 pounds to qualify. Otherwise I will succumb in 2 years. I am on oxygen 24/7 but have been given no exercise limitations. I take a dose of positive attitude every day, and give everyone else one, too. I am full of gratitude and hope... and so delighted to join this community. - 8/10/2012 4:55:03 PM
  • Hi all. I have joined this forum at 58 and at nearly my lifetime heaviest weight. I am somewhat active, but not nearly active enough and want to find an exercise routine and stick with it. Additionally I need to be reminded of my goal and need to remember to stick with it. I look forward to sharing tips and encouragement and welcome the beginning of this important step. - 7/31/2012 12:31:04 PM
  • CHRISTOPHER1964
    My life starts today... I have (seen) sparkpeople.com in the past and scoffed at it..on a whim bought the book "Spark" and started to read it.. I thought why the (blank) not me.. I deserve to be positive and passionate about life ... breaking the bonds that I allowed to hold me down. Yep here I am - 7/21/2012 6:17:01 PM
  • Try try again and here I am again...gonna do it this time! - 7/20/2012 11:12:27 AM
  • ENLIGHTENED7
    Thank you so much to all of you; you continue to motivate me. I have not been too good to myself of late and have eaten myself back up OVER my starting weight. But I'm NOT giving up. The people of SparkPeople are the best---most positive, inspiring, understanding..... I need your help, and you can always count on me for mine. - 7/6/2012 11:54:27 AM
  • Hi Everyone! I want to say that is it so refreshing to be on a fabulously supportive site that not only has all the tools we need to loose the weight ( no matter what that may be)! Weight gain may be due to several reasons, taking it seriously is important for me personally as I have a personal promise to myself to be healthy. Live longer than my Grandmother who died at 63 of a stroke, of my Mother who died 3 years ago at age 63 of heart complications. I want to live not by a Thread yet by a strong thick healthy rope that my 3 children can hang onto for a very long time! Life is a gift and our bodies are a blessing! It is my time to accept the responsibility for being in charge of my weight loss!! Today is the day!! - 7/3/2012 12:02:03 AM
  • KTABM5
    Congrats to all of us for making our health better for ourselves and our families who we can be with longer by being healthier. - 6/17/2012 4:06:28 PM
  • hello everyone, i am new to this site, i am happy about losing weight and being healthy for me. - 6/15/2012 12:03:11 PM

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