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Hi! I'm Anne. I have been fighting with my weight since I was in high school and I've finally vowed to myself that I'd get it under control. I've tied a lot of diets but now I'm just going to hope to eat healthier. I think that will work a lot better than trying to do a set program that I always end up quitting.

42 years New Jersey, USA

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In the past week

Lifetime Stats

has shed:

43 lbs

has exercised:

9251 min

has burned:

47545 kcal

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331 times




  • I’ve tried all the tricks. I”m active, i eat a lot of fiber, I drink lots of water. I eat protein. I just can’t stop feeling hungry in the winter.  I don’t know if it’s a problem with seasonal affective disorder or something. But I’m hungry all the time. I’m hungry right after I eat.  I think it’s the cold weather making me fat. Is anyone else g…[Read more]

  • Looking for a magnesium supplement for sleep and calm. Is citrate or glycinate form better? Does one absorb better than the other? Is the effect really real or is it pretty much just placebo?

  • Anne replied to the topic cutting sugar in the forum Health Forums 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Thanks! I’m eating my breakfast right now and I’ve added 10 raisins. I guess that should be fine.  Thanks again!

  • I find that a very good after sun cream, pure aloe gel or coconut oil. Try to find something as gentle as possible but that has healing ingredients.

  • Anne started the topic cutting sugar in the forum Health Forums 1 month, 1 week ago

    I’m trying to cut back on sugar.  Is it bad if I put raisins in my oatmeal in the morning?

  • Anne replied to the topic laps enough in the forum Swimming Forum 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I think that’s a perfect workout.  You could do just that five times per week and be set.  Or you could do it a few times per week and mix it up with other things to do.  I keep thinking I should get into swimming more.

  • Anne replied to the topic protein balls in the forum Health Forums 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    it depends on the rest of the ingredients in the protein balls.  Also, check the nutrition table. There might be a lot of sugar in there, too. Some sugar won’t kill you, especially since it is naturally found in dates and most of them are made with dates.  Also, they may be 15 percent protein, but check out how many grams of protein you’re a…[Read more]

  • I’ve never heard of that. Googled it and it seems that it could help but only if you’re deficient. Also, I guess most people are deficient for at least part of the day, so maybe that’s it. Maybe it has a chance to work.

  • Thanks. I know I was pretty much hoping you’d say I do’nt need to do strength training, but you’re right.  I’ll try to fit it in twice per week.  I really appreciate the advice

  • Ener-C is just one brand, you’re right.  I’ve seen other versions of this same kind of product.  I spotted one called Emergen-C yesterday at the drug store.  There are lots for kids, too but there are some for adults.  The main thing is to watch how much sugar is in there.

  • Have you tried something like Ener-C that you can add to your water for electrolytes and vitamins. Then, try to have things like (good) granola bars, fruit puree packets and try mixing some protein powder in with your coffee.  Do that as little as possible, though.  Try to squeak in a tiny meal now and again if you can.

  • I know a workout is important to physical health but I’m using it to beat my stress, too.  Is there a certain kind of workout that is better for stress than another?  For example, is cardio better than strength training? Or is it yoga that is best? Is there something that will be most effective so I can concentrate on that during my hardest days?

  • It could be that your feet are swelling from heat outside or for another reason.  My feet always get hot like that when I either have new shoes or my feet are very swollen.  New shoes mostly – because I tend to tie them tighter – but also when I have new socks or my feet swell.  Are you hydrating enough?  Are you eating a lot of salt?

  • He could use a resistance band and hand weights to work his upper body.  I think in terms of cardio he’s pretty mcuh out of luck while he’s healing.  It stinks but after a while, even before he’s fully healed, he should be able to start moving around a little more – not on his foot but at least he doesn’t have to be fully immobile.

  • Oh no that doesn’t sound fun!  Have you tried one of those massagers that is pretty much a bar with little knobby wheels in the middle? So the ends of the bar are the handles and you just run the wheels up and down your muscle.  Or even one of those foam rollers.  That gets right into the muscle and presses out the tension.  If you learn how to…[Read more]

  • I think as long as you’re mixing it up and you stay active, you’ll be fine. It’s not like you’re body building, right? So just keep up the efforts and if you find over time you need one thing over another, change it 😀

  • I think Helen1 is on to something.  You really need to assess what you’re trying to get.  Once you know where you need help then you need to look into the products that can fix that. I really don’t think you should go for actual fitness results and nutrition results from the same product.  Keep them separate but make sure they don’t conflict either.

  • That’s a really cool question.  There are a lot of different places where you can get your certification.  I think you need a certain number of hours.  You get to train but then you need to put in the time if you want to do certain things. I’m also pretty sure that there are different levels of certification.  The lightest level will of course tak…[Read more]

  • Anne replied to the topic Knots in my back in the forum Health Forums 5 months, 1 week ago

    I agree with the other suggestions.  If it lasts too long you should speak wiht your doctor.  It could be somethign other than a knot.  It doesn’t mean that it’s a severe problem, it just might not be a knot so you might be treating it the wrong way.  Just make sure you know what you’re treating.

  • After all the time, effort and mess of trying to make one yourself, you’ll really wish you just bought one from the store already made.  If your blocks don’t work for you, I’d really recommend splurging and just getting the wedge. Plus, if you’ve never used a wedge, you likely don’t know how it is supposed to feel so you could end up making one…[Read more]

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