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About Velma

Hi! My name is Valery Elmer (Velma) and I’m your host at I've had my fair share of trying and sometimes succeeding in losing weight (and then occasionally going back to where I was before). I'm hoping that my experience and studies in biology and chemistry will propel this website to the level where it will help you get on the right track and reach your goals!

When Weight Loss Hurts Your Relationship

In an ideal world, working toward your weight loss goals will have a positive effect on everyone around you. Your spouse will be encouraged to live a healthier lifestyle. Your friends and family will be inspired, and will set out on their own weight loss journeys. Reality, however, very rarely matches up with what the […]

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Get the Weight Loss Support You Need

One of the biggest struggles many people have when it comes to weight loss is getting other people to understand your weight loss needs and, even if they don’t directly encourage them, refrain from doing things that would get in the way of your weight loss. Getting the support that you need can be a […]

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Weight Loss Website Profile: SparkPeople

One of the ways that many people rely on to help out with their weight loss program is an online community. Since the dawn of the Internet, there have been communities dedicated to weight loss. In those early days, it was newsgroups; today, it’s sites like SparkPeople. For many people, a community weight loss website […]

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Exercising When You’re Too Big

The plain and simple fact of the matter is that it takes hard work to achieve your weight loss goals. Regardless of what you might see on television ads or what you might read in a magazine, the bottom line is that losing weight is something that’s hard to do. There are no shortcuts. There […]

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How Your Friends Hurt Your Weight Loss

Believe it or not, the people that you spend your time with may have a huge impact on your weight loss whether or not they know it. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, having friends that are obese will increase your chances of becoming obese. Specifically, the study suggests […]

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Potential Problems of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery has become exceedingly popular in the past couple of decades. As the population continues to weigh in heavier and heavier each year, obesity is becoming a major health concern. From children to senior citizens, people across all age and gender categories are growing in size. Weight loss is quickly becoming more than […]

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Top 5 Weight Loss Tips For Holiday Eating

Turkey Genocide day has come and gone. Your weight loss goals took a break as you took a glorious turkey induced nap. Now the real weight loss test begins. This test is the test of wills and a battle against the cookie hordes. This does not mean your weight loss lifestyle needs to fall by […]

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Five Fun Winter Exercises

The north maybe turning into a white wonderland, but that just means there is plenty of fun new weight loss exercises you can do. Some of these exercises may not even feel as though you are working out, but rather just playing and having a grand time. These are the best weight loss exercises one […]

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Start Preparing For Those Weight Loss New Years Resolutions Now

You maybe concerned with what to get Aunt Edna for Christmas, but now is also the perfect time to prepare for those inevitable New Years resolutions. The most common resolution outside of quitting smoking, saving money, and buying a private island is weight loss. If jumping on the weight loss bandwagon is in your near […]

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Five Ways To Survive The Holiday Buffets

It’s official, the holidays are upon us, and that can only mean one thing – a smorgasbord of food. This special time of year can be downright detrimental to any best-laid weigh loss goals. To help you get through the next few months without watching those weight loss goals slip way, here are five easy […]

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