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  • Hello

    I'm 51 years old and I'm weight watchers today. I do hope this message board will be a source of inspiration for myself and others going through the same things with managing our weight.
  • New blog

    Hi all! I was skimming through this forum and noticed how many people struggle with weight loss. I am a Personal trainer and I started a health blog where I give tips how to live a healthy life and how to lose weight. If you are interested have a look: Just a reminder, I don't give any easy fixes..My tips are based on my own experiences, research and studies.
  • 6 hours ago

    Burned out

    I'm vulnerable right now. Four years ago I lost 50 pounds and kept it off until this year. Now I've gained 15 while in a structured weight loss program. I'm just sick and tired of keeping a food log and not eating what my friends do. I know I'm just complaining but I feel I need help to shift from this mind set. the thing is I have 65 to go and that doesn't even take me to the "healthy weight" but to a place I think I will be comfortable. All ideas and comments welcome....
  • 1 day ago

    Weight gain after 60

    Started gaining weight around the middle after 60, always have been average weight. I had a brain hemorrhage stroke 4 years ago and have always been afraid of doing anything strenuous. I move around allot to keep going. But have never found any answers as to how much activity I should have. I eat very well, I do my best to stay away from processed foods, and do most of my cooking with natural foods. Can you give me advise as to where I could find some answers to what I can do and what I should stay....
  • 1 day ago

    Why am I'm not loosing weight?

    In the last 4 days I haven't lost a pound. I have went to the gym twice and exercised with weight machines and walked for 30 minutes. I ate small healthy low carb, low fat meals except for one day. Yesterday's meals for the day were a grilled chicken salad (approximately 430 calories) and for supper I ate a yogart (160 calories), I/2 cup of fresh blueberries, and about 6oz of lean turkey breast (real, not the lunch meat type). I've lost a total of 12 lbs in 11 weeks even after gaining....
  • 1 day ago

    Confused with BMI and other tools

    I'm 5' 7" and 41 yrs old and weigh 161lbs. I have gained weight in the last few yrs but was not worried. In my early 20's no matter how much I ate I could not keep weight on (weighed 110lbs) , so dieting was never an option just clean/healthy eating. BMI says I'm overweight. Waist to hip ratio says I'm ok for now and some tools say my waist is OK or to big. (waist 33 hip 43) My friends still say I'm on the slim side. I'm scared that if I tried to diet that I will....
  • 2 days ago

    Weight loss

    I'm a 52 yr old female having trouble losing weight I am almost up to 400 pounds I watch the dear friend of mine die this past summer due to asthma and I have asthma along with a lot of other problems I have no insurance and have no way of paying for any surgery I need help I'm going quickly into a wheelchair My Life is starting to end
  • 5 days ago

    Is it possible to repair a damaged/slowed metabolism?

    I believe that I have damaged my previously healthy metabolism through unhealthy restriction diets and starving myself when I was younger. Now I feel like my resting metabolism is lower than it should be for a woman of my age (23). Losing weight or even maintaining my current weight is a challenge. Is there any way to repair my metabolism and raise my resting metabolic rate?
  • Phentermine and failed drug test

    I have been taking Phentermine for over a month I got it while in Mexico. I had to take a drug test at work for me I didn't think anything of it. Then a week later I get a call from the lab saying I failed for amphetamines! I don't do drugs at all! Would Phentermine cause this positive result?
  • 6 days ago

    Upset and weight loss

    I went to the doctor today for other reasons, but mainly my blood pressure. So recently after losing weight my blood pressure dropped to 99/61 after I ended up with an terrible headache. I was on hydrochlorothiazide 25mg, but because I have changed my diet and not consuming much salt at all I begin monitoring my bp after that day. I waited a month to get in and discuss my blood pressure and I overheard the doctor telling the nurse that I would have to return to discuss my meds. I haven't taken....