SparkPeople Introduce Yourself Messageboard New to the SparkPeople Community? Introduce yourself on this board. We are a friendly group always looking to meet new people! And do not worry, you can edit any post you make. SparkPeople Introduce Yourself Messageboard Motivation Hi ,I am Macmaggie9. I'm writing to introduce myself. I have already logged in twice before on message boards(but I could not tell you which one;) I always considered myself a very private person and rarely comment on Facebook or any type of chat rooms,but , I am determine to loose weight and am willing to do what it takes to loose weight safely. Tomorrow is my two week anniversary as a member. I lost 4 lbs. my first week and so far only 3 lbs this week. I told my sisters and daughter it w... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:52:24 EST Just signed up for the first time 3 seconds ago! Hi all! <BR> <BR> My name is Ann. I live in San Antonio, Texas - home of the Spurs! <BR> <BR> I'm definitely not new to fighting my weight -- that's been a lifetime battle of probably close to 40 years. But I figured now is as good a time as any to try to get healthier, a little fitter, and definitely "out there!" <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting some folks on this website. <BR> <BR> A <BR> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:23:15 EST Hello All! Good Morning and Happy Friday! I'm excited about joining SPARKPEOPLE . I'm looking forward to this journey we're all taking together. Best wishes to everyone and "Let's do this!" <BR> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:41:47 EST Getting it together hey y'all! :) my name is joanne. i am 56, former smoker (two years). been on this weight loss misery most of my life. looking to make this my final battle that sticks so i can enjoy the rest of my life. single, 1 niece living with me. have worked for cbs 26 years. feel like a dinosaur as i am having difficulty navigating this site!! Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:21:08 EST New buddies to check in with <em>213</em> <em>223</em> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <em>334</em> <BR> Hi ~ I'm would love to find new friends to check in so I made a new SparkTeam for anyone who would like to encourage each other, motivate, accountability, share victories and struggles. My name is Teresa, I have a lot of weight to loose by changing my eating choices and move this body. Just click the link below to join the team! Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:25:12 EST Fitbit friends for a new mummy Hey guys I'm looking for people to keep me motivated and challenge me everyday on my Fitbit add me <BR> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:22:13 EST Fitbit friends for a new mummy Hey I'm looking for people to keep me motivated on my Fitbit and challenge me every day please add me <BR> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:20:46 EST Newbie Here Hello, my name is Cece and my goal is to lose weight, build lean muscle, learn about health and wellness. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:23:57 EST weight loss does anyone have a copy of a mini mag booklet called how to lose 20 pounds in a hurry Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:36:44 EST Planning to give aging a run for its money! I'm 51 years old, and hoping to build a community of like minded people around me, that are planning to fight aging with everything they have! For me, that means: <BR> taking off the excess weight by eating nutritiously(portions, choices, moderation); being as active as possible; accepting any invitation that includes exercise; and getting into the habit of drinking enough water. <BR> I have tried every weight loss program going(Weight Watchers, personal nutrition coach, TOPS, Biggest Loser ... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:20:58 EST New to SparkPeople my name is Angela I'm new to SparkPeople and I am loving this website. It has some very good information and helpful tips. My goal is to lose weight. They hardest thing for me is to stay focus. I welcome all the support I can get! Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:10:13 EST Hello everybody I got a new Fitbit a few days ago and was having issues with their website/app not working properly. I came here looking for an alternative. Those issues have since been resolved, but I'm enjoying my experience here and think I'll stick around. I love the community feel and how there are so many different ways to find and give encouragement! Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:22:34 EST Hi I'm new to Sparkpeople and began on Sunday. I have previously used another website about 8 years ago and lost 20 pounds. I've gone back several times to lose 10 pounds more but could never stay with it. So I decided to try Sparkpeople. Day 4 and so far, it's keeping my interest :) Looking forward to completing the 2 challenges I started. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:19:38 EST I need to control my life I've let my wieght spin horriblyou out of control gaining 45 lbs in less than a year. I need to get back on track. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:49:46 EST Been a Long Time! Been some time since I was in here, but now I am back! New goals, new life and new house (soon). Turned the corner after a stressful four years and time to look after me again. Even took up my old hobby of oil painting again. Feel good today...and no alcohol for four days....yay! Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:25:08 EST Day one to a healthier lifestyle! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Kendra and I just set up my account today! As a child, I was very active; was on the swim team and ran track. After becoming an adult, I fell off the wagon. I didn't work out for years, ate fast food daily, and picked up the bad habit of smoking. :-( Now I am trying to pick up the pieces and go back to the healthy lifestyle I was once accustomed too. I have failed many times and have a hard time sticking to anything. So here's to actually sticking to some... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:33:49 EST need a helper need a person in my area Nashua or Salem NH the computer okay but you can't walk with a computer help is anyone out there Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:02:06 EST VICTAVALOS's SparkPage I am a 20 year old college student who enjoys writing & music. I think that blogging will help me stay on track during my weight loss journey. I have never had a problem with my weight before so I am having a hard time kicking these bad habits. If you find yourself in situation much like my own, I would like to get to know you. Even if you are nothing like me, I'd like to talk to you. Maybe we can inspire each other! Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:39:43 EST Doreen, New Member I am new to the team, not sure how the spark points work or what it means. Can someone explain it to me? Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:40:25 EST Hello everyone :) I'm 5'10" and weigh 81kgs. I was born and raised in India but I've been living in the UK for the past 6 years. When I first came to the UK, I weighed just 62kgs, which was perhaps a little less than what it should be for a woman of my height. Over the years , though, maybe because of the change in the type of food I was eating, (and the huge portion sizes in the UK), my weight gradually inched up to 86kgs! <BR> I've been trying to lose the extra weight for some time now, but I face the usual... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:36:23 EST Introduction Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Greta, and I'm new here. I'm trying to lose about 30 pounds to get back into a weight range that is healthy for my height. My boyfriend recently started working out and he wants us to get healthier together. He's a lot more disciplined and motivated than I am though; I really struggle with staying positive, setting/achieving goals, and generally feeling good about myself. Plus he already has abs after just a week of doing crunches and push ups, which is... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:25:12 EST Just saying Hi I've been a member of Spark since about 2007ish. I always come back to get right. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:00:51 EST 1st week Hi everyone, <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> I'm so pleased this is workinig. I've been in a bit of a rut weight-wise for a few weeks now. <BR> <BR> And thanks to joining this site, I'm already seeing results. <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Today my weight is 133.3 lbs (60.8kgs) <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Monday 25 April : 136 lbs (61.8kgs) <BR> Tuesday 26 April : 134.2 lbs (61gs) <BR> <BR> Thank you anyone who's able to stop by my blog and encourage me. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Good luck to you... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:51:22 EST Documenting My Journey Hey guys! <BR> Looking to build a community for Support and Motivation and to strike up discussions for blog ideas! Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:48:05 EST Introducing Me I clicked a link on my start page and now I'm here lol. <BR> I'm a mom and wife getting healthier for me. Also I have our 5 year anniversary coming up and I want to look sexy as fu*k for the hubby and a special photo session booked ;) <BR> <BR> Feel free to add me. I'll add ya too. <BR> I'm in my mid twenties and in Atlantic Canada. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:26:21 EST How to start? Do I need a calorie range?? Since new what is the first thing I need to. Do? Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:21:21 EST Newbie Diagnosed with diabetes. Looking for ideas for low carb food. Anyone on metformin eat and glipizide? Any problems with these meds Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:43:21 EST Hi brand new Hi my name is Tammy and today I kept my calories down to 720. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:25:00 EST newbie here.... Hi all! Brand new member here. I've tried quite a few 'fad' diets and have finally decided that the only way I'm going to lose these lbs and keep them off is to do it the healthy way. Slow and steady I guess! Here's to hoping that I can make it stick this time! Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:22:04 EST Lost 10 pounds recently... Hi everyone! I'm new to Spark People. Love how active and motivated everyone are to lose weight and eat healthy! I recently lost 10 pounds after doing the Eat to Live diet and I'm looking to maintain and maybe lose a little more in time for a summer bikini (would be a first for me!). Hope to make new friends! Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:10:27 EST Anyone doing Intermittent fasting? I Started this woe on the 11th of April and I'm doing pretty good. JUDDD or Every Other Day Diet. 500 Calories EOD is working. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:53:31 EST New to Everything My name is AJ, and I'm 27. I aged out of a state care program at 18 and from there my health went downhill for a little over a decade, no healthcare, no doctors, no maintenance, no anything. Finally a friend convinced me to go to the hospital for a cough and it started a chain reaction where they found everything from pre-diabetes to systolic heart failure. The doctor said point-blank "if you don't change your lifestyle, you'll be dead by thirty". <BR> <BR> I wanted to cry. Well that was ab... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:19:43 EST A bored new member I'm expecting to learn and get good things from SP Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:39:00 EST Want to Start My Real Adult Life HEALTHY Hey there everyone! <BR> My name is Beth and I am a soon-to-be college grad! I'm a Food Science and Human Nutrition Major, so I know a lot about food and healthy and healthy eating, but I'm awful at applying it to my life. I'm here to get support to lose about 55 pounds and start my life as a real-world (hopefully) functioning adult as healthy as I can be. I'm already making small steps to be better, like checking in here every day and completing the 21-day New Member Challenge, but plan to r... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:29:29 EST I'm a food addict I'm Rick and I eat too much !!!! Tue, 26 Apr 2016 01:57:11 EST burn baby burn....fat be gone Good Evening! My name is LaTosha ooops (fit2bfree) is so new to me, I am a dancer/singer/actress and after my 3rd child and roughest pregnancy my body is simply not the same.....I'm praying this will be great for me with you all supporting me.....Excited to be here Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:31:38 EST on a vengenance Hi; Day 14 and down 4!!!! Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:03:56 EST New here! I stumbled upon this site while looking up symptoms of heart failure. I've abused my body for 20 years now, eating whatever I wanted like I was 16 years old. I went from being 40 lbs underweight at 19 to 100 lbs OVERWEIGHT at 40. I've had enough. I have two small daughters and I refuse to drop dead and heart disease and leave them motherless. I am 40 years old, 5'10" tall and weigh 280 lbs!!! I am ashamed and scared and not sure where to even start. I eat out 2 to 3 times a day and I kn... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:11:35 EST Spark People inspired! Hi All <BR> I have been one SP for approx. 3 yrs and on....although, each attempt was sincere, This time it is different ....I have been on a 76 day run with documenting all that I eat. I am down 8 pds. and 40 more to go. But, this time is different because I am finding that I cannot put down the SP website! I have traded my obsession for food an obsession with the SP website. <BR> I love reading all the users blogs.....really is inspiring! <BR> Thanks Spark People Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:34:54 EST Week 1 down! 10 lbs. down! After one week being involved with this program it is making a difference for me. Anytime that you track what you eat there is no hiding from the truth. If you are new to this program use it to your advantage. There are a lot of great tools and resources here. I am still learning after one week and excited about Spark People and my future. Have a great day! Life is Good! Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:57:31 EST Newbie Getting Started My name is Lisa and I'm glad to be here! I have a lot of weight to lose and a friend told me about this site/app. I had been keeping a log in a book since March 16th but finding it much easier to use the app. I hope to make some friends here along the way. I am from Alabama and see that there is an Alabama group here. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:20:27 EST CCgal Hi everybody, <BR> Here I am with about 40 lbs too much. It is a real challenge to lose this weight, everything is stacked against it, age, shut-in, isolation, and so on. But this is a health issue. I am reaching out to the other people who are riding the same train. I am in need of encouragement and a cheering section as we all are. I promise to not whine. thanks CCgal Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:07:03 EST Fitbit challenge Hi, my name is Pete. I'd love to connect with some new people on FitBit to get involved in the weekly challenges. Gotta get to steppin', if anyone would like to connect, my email is Sun, 24 Apr 2016 23:17:02 EST How's this for procrastinating?! Gah! It has taken me 4 years to actually start on this site! I joined in 2012 and forgot my password and never followed through on actually getting this journey started. Clearly I need motivation. I'm hoping I have it now. I just came home from a three week vacation....the last week of which was a cruise. I need this now more than ever. <BR> <BR> What is your worst procrastination story? I'm hoping to break the sad cycle this time. I know I need help to do it, though. HELP! Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:59:39 EST Look Out-I'm Back! lol Looking forward to giving & getting support to continue my healthy journey! Been away far too long & half the 75 pounds I lost before have found me again! :( <BR> On day 5, it feels great to be back on track! <em>9</em> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:05:45 EST Hello need help navigating Hi my name is Jessie. I love the site but I guess I am just used to the ease of Facebook messenger. I can't figure out how to send people gifts, how to respond back to correspondence easily etc....Thanks for any advice Sun, 24 Apr 2016 14:27:58 EST New member Hope we can do this together! Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:59:26 EST New this week. Hi....back on track...again....this week. I pray that I can make it permanent this time. My trouble spot will be about 3 months in. That will be my test. I have about 100 lbs. to lose and am using the food tracker. I am finding that I eat far too little calories...much to my surprise. I eat pretty balanced, I just need to eat more...WOW. Imagine that. I have to eat MORE. After living in a world where EVERYONE just tells you to just eat less, here on Sparkpeople I am told I need to eat more. ... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:15:47 EST Old member trying to be more active on the site Hi, <BR> My name is Stephanie or Steph. I have been a member for quite awhile but never really participated in all the site has to offer. I am trying to be more active here and work on being a healthier me. I am a believer, crazy aunt and crazy sports fan. Going to be forty this year so really am trying to get healthy before I hit that milestone. Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:14:22 EST Hi Hi everyone! I am Trish. I quit smoking a year and a half ago and have gained 25 pounds. I found a lot of support in my quit smoking online group and hope the same type of support can help me drop these pounds! Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:39:56 EST day 6 I am in day 6 of this program. No weight lost, but I have actually cooked food instead of ordering it in. I was 120 lbs when I quit smoking in 2008. I am currently 197.5. My weight hadn't prevented me from doing what I want. I am registered for my 4th Tely 10 this year, but I think I will be taking longer than 2hrs, 30 mins this year. My goal is to live an active, healthy lifestyle...eating right and exercising. From experience, I j ow the pounds will melt off. When I was a smoker, I went... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:04:26 EST New Member from Cardiff, Wales. Hi everyone, joined this last week. I am in my forties and am looking to lose 10lbs and to establish a regular fitness routine. I'm trying to build strength, flexibility and cardio into my week and am finding the trackers a real help. <em>30</em> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 06:00:17 EST New member :) Hey Everybody! I've rejoined Sparkpeople once again! I'm now back, and ready for new beginnings and to change my lifestyle! I'm finally ready to start this new journey. Right now my biggest challenge is staying motivated but with this new community, hopefully now I can! Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:09:35 EST Fit Bit Newbie I don't go out on the town or anything so I rely on Netflix, Fitness, and my family for enjoyment. <BR> Anyway, long story short I need friends on fitbit to do challenges with... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 00:17:48 EST Hi everyone... Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Tai and I am sort of new here. I had been to Spark page before but didn't stay with it. Well, I am back again and am using this site to help with my weight loss. <BR> I have been overweight my whole life and now that I am... gulp... 45, I thought I would try again. If you want to read my whole story I have posted it on my Sparkpage. <BR> Anyway, I would love to meet new people and gain some friends who are going through the same challenges as me. <BR> Hope to h... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:48:28 EST New member Hi everyone! I'm a new to Spark. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:11:35 EST Intro & Healthy choices Good morning to all, <BR> <BR> This is Day 5 of being on SparkPeople and I am feeling GREAT!!! LOVE IT!! <BR> <BR> I begin this week with a clear mind and healthier meal plans, including a DeTox salad that I made on Sunday to have for lunch this week. I have been tracking my daily food & water intake, so far doing very well at staying in my calorie range. I am ready and pumped to get into better shape. I decided its about time to start eating healthier and taking better care of my body. ... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:35:02 EST new today! Good Friday morning................hope everyone is ready for their weekend......... <BR> <BR> Start off my day with a 2 mile walk with leslie sansone......she is great....makes you want to do it every day! <BR> <BR> Cheers everyone.............. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:02:24 EST Introduction Good morning, I'm starting Sparkpeople again. I am working on having a positive attitude. I would like to try the blog feature this time. I have never done this but I think it could help me stay positive. Any advice or tip on blogging here I would love to here. I'm open to learning. Hope all of you have a satisfying day. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:45:17 EST fresh start Good morning! <BR> <BR> Starting over, a fresh start. <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:42:41 EST Hi! I just started today. I would like to lose about 15 and that is way harder than I thought it would be!! If you have any tips or advice please send them my way! <em>67</em> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:45:04 EST SparkPeople noob! hi! <BR> <BR> i'm glad to join everyone! this looks like a fun way to stay motivated while working towards my goals of getting healthier and fit! I have two main reasons I'm doing this: I'm getting married June 2017, and also I want to work my way into joining my local roller derby team. i also have bipolar disorder, which makes community support super important to me. thanks for reading! <BR> <BR> -charm Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:32:29 EST Getting In Shape. Hi, I am wanting to get in shape, get healthy and lose weight. SparkPeople feels like home and just the place to get it done. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:42:06 EST It feels good to be back! I have become slack and accepting with myself. I don't know where my scale is. I haven't seen it in over 7 years since we moved. It's tucked away in the attic of the shop. It will be down and functioning for my first weigh in. <BR> <BR> I have had the same Dr. for 35 years. She was fresh out of med school and is one fantastic lady. A no nonsense lady. Long story short, my lab work is great, my blood pressure not as good as she would like to see it, but something I can live with. I am low ri... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:12:02 EST Fresh start! Hello! I am rejoining Sparkpeople for... I am not sure how many times it's been but definitely more than one. I forgot my old username so I made a new account entirely, and I needed the fresh start anyway. <BR> <BR> I've struggled with weight problems and self image my entire life, and I'm really fed up. I'm not going to give up until I achieve my goals, even if I'm 90 years old. Although to be honest, I guess I don't see myself living that long unless I lose the weight, so I probably should... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:49:58 EST Howdy! I'm excited to join sparkpeople and for the journey ahead of living and eating healthy! Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:40:22 EST 100 Diet By Jorge Cruise Hi, <BR> <BR> Have you or is anyone trying the 100 diet by Jorge Cruise? I've started today and need some advice or helpful tip, please anyone help. <BR> Thanks! <BR> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:31:49 EST Complex Simplicity Happy Thursday Folks!!! <BR> <BR> Topic - yes, Complex Simplicity is an oxymoron, but that is the only truthful way to sum myself up in a nut shell. <BR> <BR> I'm Jessica, new to SparkPeople... I have always been a healthy person, but everything went downhill about a year ago with health issues. <BR> <BR> But now I'm better and am excited to get back to where I was; physical state, mental state and emotional state =) <BR> <BR> I am 38 years old, and I have been married to my wonderful hus... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:07:42 EST Hei! Hello :) <BR> My name is Dominika. I'm not exactly new here, but I started to actively use SparkPeople only couple of days ago. In the past I've lost 24 kg (52.9 lbs) but it wasn't permanent. I've gained back about 6 kg (13 lbs). This time it seems to be somehow more difficult. I managed to lose weight thanks to counting calories and eating less. I haven't exercised much. So I want to change this! I made a commitment to exercise at least 10 minutes a day 6 times a week. I would like to start... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:58:44 EST Hello Everyone I have gained 75 lbs in 2yrs and no matter what I try can't seem to lose any weight, just recently found out I have fibromyalgia so if anyone has any suggestions I will so welcome them Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:19:33 EST HEY! Hello, I have returned to SP. I was a member quite some time ago but abandoned ship for a life of bad eating and pity. But I am glad to be back in the saddle. I joined Planet Fitness a few months ago and have been working out 3 times a week since starting. Any and all advice is welcomed. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:24:28 EST New member here! I joined SparkPeople to meet new friends, read inspirational blogs, and to get all the support i can get! I lack motivation and I'm hoping SparkPeople can help motivate me as I reach for my weight loss goals! Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:03:45 EST hello I just joined a couple of days ago. Looking forward to getting started. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 23:29:30 EST Just Started I'm new to using online support for my weight lose. I'm hoping that this will help me get on track, and I can get a bit more healthy. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 22:12:32 EST Starting Fresh Today I am starting my spark programme so I can not only lose my post baby weight but so I can reach my weight goal and keep it off. I have always tried and tried and given up and given up. Touching on 40, I want to try, succeed and maintain, I can do this! <em>521</em> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:10:40 EST Hey I been on this eating plan for 21 day streak, i am from belfast maine, 32 yrs. Old, i have a month old baby,also iam a stay at home parent. Trying to loose weight at least down to 260. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:58:33 EST Following a plant based diet First day on Spark People. I'd like to lose 134 lbs. Still looking around at everything here. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:26:53 EST Hello everyone My name is Addison. <BR> And I'm in huge need of some motivation and help from other people to keep me in top shape and fit. <BR> I am currently in really bad shape. <BR> And for a 27 year old, I ache in a lot of places because I'm just obese and need a lot of exercise. Especially for my legs. Doctors have told me, grumpily, "Well, why are you hurting in areas like this/that? You shouldn't! You're 27 years old and not an old man." Yikes! <BR> And my kidney, well, I take medicine for my kidney... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:47:47 EST Working towards change... needing motivation. I am a 44 year old mom of two. The last 2 years I dealt with major life changes and stress with food. SUGAR!!! Now that life has calmed and I have learned better ways to deal, I am stuck with 50 extra pounds. I feel like I am stuck in a cycle of either clean eating/exercise or all out binge eating. No happy medium. I can diet and exercise, I can't find the balance. The healthy relationship with food. Thanks all! Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:51:33 EST Finding myself again Hello Everyone: <BR> <BR> I am new to the site and I am happy to have found you all. I have been overeating and neglecting myself for a while. I have been in a marriage for over 17 years that truly drained me. I am now trying to find myself and be happy again. I want to start by being healthy and exercising...I just want to love me and be happy with the person that I see looking back at me in the mirror. My goal is to lose 30 pounds and I will definitely need support to attain my goals. <BR... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:53:39 EST Kind of new here <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Edit My Post <BR> <BR> Create Ticker <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion <BR> <BR> <BR> Page: 1 of (1) <BR> <BR> Report Inappropriate Post <BR> <BR> Thread URL:<BR>board.asp?imboard=30&imparent=38806021 <BR> <BR> Review our Community Guidelines <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi - I've b... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:06:53 EST help hello, is there any way to possibly talk to someone with out laying everthing out to the world? i have found no way to contact any one privately and im not sure i really want all my horrible spread out for everyone to see <BR> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 01:41:11 EST Lost: Healthy Girl - Found: Fast Food Help, I need somebody....Help, not just anybody....Help, you know I need someone.....HEEEEELLLPP! <BR> <BR> Okay, really I could use just about anybody. Truth is I lost this girl, she is healthy and happy, but I just don't know where she went. I tried GPS location, but it just keeps saying she is right next to me. I know that isn't true, all I have to do is look at my lunch and then look in the mirror to know she is no where around. I put out a lost and found ad, but no one has been able... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:30:42 EST hello I signed up a few weeks ago. I like the calorie calculator feature that lets me input my own food. I have multiple food intolerance issues including celiac disease, so it can be difficult to track calories or to find specific foods in any set calorie counter program. <BR> <BR> I started my weight loss journey a year ago when my doc wanted to up my asthma meds. I thought, what if I lose weight? maybe that will help. Doc said it wouldn't make any difference, but 50 lbs in, I had stopped using... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:42:28 EST I'm new Hello everyone, <BR> I'm new to this site and the board weight-loss it's not new to me I've been overweight all my life and it sucks but I deal with it on a daily basis. I had gastric bypass surgery 12 years ago-ish and I lost about 160 pounds unfortunately I found it. I recently switched primary doctors because my doctor retired and I told my doctor of my issues I have more issues than just weight, and Sons last month I've been exercising more granted it's only walking but I did start... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:15:57 EST Hello My name is Christy Berry. I am 36 years old. I weigh 177 pounds and want to lose 43 pounds. I am on my 3rd day and I feel great. Working on two challenges. Keeping up with my calories. I don't eat after 7pm. Here is to my journey of losing weight and becoming healthy Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:25:51 EST Hello there! After being a yo-yo dieter my whole life, I'm joining Spark People in the hopes that I can lose the weight the right way once and for all. I tipped the scales at over 200 pounds this morning and do not want to see it go any higher. My goal is to lose around 60 pounds and be in my 140's again. My main goal though is to become healthier. I've been suffering from depression and anxiety since getting diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three years ago and my weight has sky-rocketed since then. The ... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:51:16 EST Hello everyone Helloy everyone, I am new to this and may need a lot of direction. I am motivated to lose weight, but I am also still learning the process. Can anyone please point me to any good meal prep ideas for dinner please. Thank you. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 08:54:49 EST Helloooo out there in Sparkville :) Been unsuccessful at keeping the weight off but always hopeful that this time will be different. Persistence is my middle name and no matter how long it takes, I'm in it for the long haul. Looking for a strong support system as I sure as heck can't do this alone. Thanks ahead of time and good luck! Tue, 19 Apr 2016 08:20:31 EST Morning! Morning, All! I'm currently on MFP (My Fitness Pal) and am testing the waters here @ Spark People. I'm currently in maintenance - met my goal about 3 years ago. Anyone here also on MFP (or is it too much work being on two forums)lol! Happy Tuesday, All! Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:32:33 EST For Real, This Time Hi, all! I made this account in 2014ish with the full intention of getting rid of the weight I've gained since high school. It didn't work out for the same reason I gained the weight in the first place: I lack discipline. I'm lucky in the sense that I don't have a taste for junk food. I love healthy foods...I love them so much that I eat too much of it! <BR> <BR> I've been exercising everyday for the past week and I've been really good about being honest with myself about how much I eat. <... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 01:00:02 EST I will follow through this time Hi, <BR> I joined SparkPeople over a year ago with great intentions. Well, my motivation fizzled out and I stuck with my old habits. Here I am over a year later and a few pounds heavier. I have tried telling myself it doesn't matter, but it does. I don't recognize the person looking back at me in the mirror, and it makes me unhappy. More importantly, I am concerned about my health. My goal is to lose 70 pounds so I can feel better, be healthier, and smile when I see that person looking back a... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:09:03 EST I'm back I used to on here a couple of years ago under I'm pasteelers055....had to use the new name. So good to be back! This is a great place...very helpful! Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:44:42 EST THE GOAL IS SELF LOVE!! Hey ya'll. Here I go for the millionth time starting over.. I hate this feeling... I just want to be healthy, happy, and I want to love myself again.. I think I can do it on my own, and then I fail. I need help. Motivation... Please join me on my journey. add me as a friend! I can use all the help I can get ! <BR> Angie in TN Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:42:30 EST Where do u get the repices Hi. I am new on here where do u find the recipes on sparkpeople Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:34:41 EST Hello! I'm here because I have hit that age where weight the body does not want to give up fat. So I am trying to lose 20 pounds. Started my day on the Elliptical and a green smoothie. So far, I am loving SparkPeople. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:20:33 EST Good Monday Morning from a newbie! Good morning! <BR> I am 62 years old and work in a private high school. That said, we work many hours teaching and parenting our students. I teach wellness and meditation and I don't always take such good care of myself. Joining SparkPeople is a way to practice compassionate self-care and to grow some healthy new habits that I can be true to, given the schedule of my work. I love my work with kids and horses and feel very blessed. However, I need to drop some weight and get more fit. ... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:47:27 EST 200lbs of unwanted fat to loose Hi. I'm 54. I've weighed over 300lbs for over 20 years. Currently I weigh the most I've ever weighed at 360lbs. I would like to chat with those who are also in the midst of loosing 200+ lbs or still need to loose this much or have already lost this much. Let's support one another on this journey. A bit more about me, I don't eat gluten, drink soft drinks or eat at Fast Food restaurants. I cook real food. I binge on GF desserts, chips, pasta, bread and chocolate. I swim and walk my dog. Are yo... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 22:14:15 EST Not exactly new here :) Hello, I am returning to Sparkpeople after a 6 year hiatus. I am a 39 year old female, from PA, I joined Sparkpeople over 7 years ago and lost 70 pounds in 11 months thanks to Sparkpeople. I am up 23 pounds, due to my sweet tooth, and need to get back on track. I do 6 miles of power walking every single day, a few very steep hills on my route and do strength training 3 times a week. I walk as much as possible, park in very last spot at stores, always use stairs, ect. I love to exercise, I lov... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 21:36:55 EST New My name is Joanna and I am 29 years old. I have pros, hypothyroidism and diabetes. I'm hoping to get my weight and these diseases under control and be a healthier person. Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:17:05 EST Greetings! I just joined a couple of days ago. I will be turning 50 soon and I want to be able to enjoy this part of my life and beyond! There are so many things I'd like to do and I want the energy to do them. I have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. They live two provinces away and I love visiting them. I want to lose at least 50 lbs and be healthy. Sun, 17 Apr 2016 10:33:51 EST Hi, new here Hello. Just saying hi. Thought it would be nice to have a supportive community and a place to blog to keep track, sort through things and hold myself accountable. <BR> <BR> I've got type 2 diabetes, sarcoidosis & an anxiety disorder. Way overweight. The focus for me is just continuing with healthy lifestyle changes and improving, getting healthier and fitter. <BR> <BR> I could really use friends & support; and I can give it, too. Nice to meet you. <BR> ~Mac <em>213</em> <BR> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00:14:48 EST new to spark people Hello, I am morbidly obese. I weigh about 343. I am female, 43, and I have been morbidly obese mostly all of my adulthood, sadly to say. My doctor was talking about knee replacement but since I am obese they won't do it till I lose weight. They want to know that I can take care of my knees. I have been thinking about gastric surgery. But I don't know if that is safe for me. I have a problem with keeping up with motivation to lose weight and portion control. <BR> I have bone on bone arthritis... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 17:53:31 EST New needing weight loss buddies :) Hey I'm michaela ! I'm 5'8 and 260lbs :( <BR> I'm trying to get down to 140 asap ! Sat, 16 Apr 2016 17:06:07 EST New member - want a bikini body in 2 months! Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the site and not really sure how I'm going to use it to be honest. <BR> <BR> I'm looking to lose about 40 pounds in 2 months - not sure that's even possible! I'm going to Las Vegas in June and just want to look as good as I can! <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 16:33:13 EST Anxious...Hopeful... .Anxious...Hopeful... Started SparkPeople yesterday hoping for the best. What I don't want is to find myself using it to beat myself over the head with unmet daily goals. I've got 100 pounds to lose and diabetes. What makes weight loss difficult for me is that I suffer from anxiety and depression and food has always been my tool of self-medication. I also have a history with every eating disorder (ok, I haven't eaten my couch cushions like I saw on tv). Went to eating disorder hospital for six weeks a few years ba... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:10:40 EST Long road, going in circles Hi im Drummerchick83. I am a fitness instructor and sadly enough i've lost a lot of weight and gained a lot of it back. Today I weight 275. At my heaviest I was 336. I don't want to go back there. My goal is to loose 40 pounds by Sept. 1 but I am really doubtful it will actually work. I have no one local that is willing to be an accountability partner(s). I have a fitbit so I do a lot of tracking in that app. I want to change so much...but the up and down battle is so frustrating. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:13:04 EST Hello, I'm new :) Hello everyone. I am excited to be apart of this website. I have used it for almost a week now, and I am able to use the websites resources easily. However, I have never been apart of a group form or connected with anybody on here. <BR> <BR> I am here because I want to support others and to help myself. I suffer from major depression and I am a 17 year old girl (I know. I am young.). My goal is to improve my eating habits, get better sleep, and lose a couple of pounds. I also want t... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 01:04:30 EST Whoops... So I've been on here for days, talking to people on the boards and everything, and it just dawned on me I haven't even introduced myself soooo... <BR> <BR> Hiya! I'm a dork of a mommy who is trying to get healthier for her toddler's sake :) I come from a family with a list of health problems longer than I am tall, but the most concerning are diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cancer... I'm trying to make lifestyle changes to avoid any and all of those for as long as possibl... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 21:32:11 EST New to Spark Hi, I'm 58 and looking to adapt a healthier lifestyle. I quit smoking a year ago and managed to put on 16 pounds. I have no particular health issues outside of no motivation. I just got a Fitbit HR so hopefully with spark people and Fitbit I can get serious. Glad to have found this website <em>30</em> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:53:08 EST Back again I am back on Spark again after a long break. Got my weight down two years ago and was doing good, but after some very hard life challenges found my weight back up again. Spark helped before and I'm hoping it will help again. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:27:01 EST the bar trackers Where do I get those ruler type trackers that show your weight loss? I need some motivation and I think that would be a good visual. I have looked and can't find how to add one. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:04:53 EST Repeat Offender! Hi, I'm Jane. I'm ashamed that "this ain't my first rodeo" on Spark! But here I am....again. Day 2 and I'm already stressing about how to handle the weekend meals! Aaaaahhhhh....... <em>24</em> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:12:29 EST New start Starting over with Spark. I was a member on and off for many years. Decided to restart wit a new name, new goals and new enthusiasm (which I hope I can maintain). Iam looking forward to getting new ideas and support. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 06:49:24 EST Took the wrong fork Life got the better of me and took the wrong fork in the road. I now have turned back to where the road forked and started the journey over again. I will need a lot of support and encouragement and that is why I can back to the spark Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:18:29 EST looking for an accountability partner I'm looking for an accountability partner to improve my diet. I eat well at home, but when I'm at work or on the road I find myself making food choices that I think I could do better. <BR> I'd like to check in with the other person(s) once a week, to evaluate how I did, and to make plans for the next week. <BR> Please let me know if you are interested. <BR> Thanks! Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:06:00 EST 99 days and counting I have been using spark for 99 days. I am not very good with the messages and blogs. I do read quite a few of them but seldom contribute, I guess I am just not sure how it all works. Might be a sign or my age group. <em>40</em> I have been very faithful in logging my food intake, but my water I seem to forget exactly what I have drank. I lead a very active life so exercise is kind of just how crazy my day has been. I am not sure how to log that in , so I usually don't put in anything. I ha... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:15:22 EST Spark tracker Hello! I'm way new to this message board posting thing so please pardon my awkwardness. Quick question - anyone know a way to get the tracker to continue tracking after a pause in the workout? I commute to work on a bicycle and would like my tracker to "pick up where I left off" after pausing at a traffic light. Those pauses can average three minutes and that seems to interfere with intended tracking. Am I asking too much? Someone please assist if you can, and thank you. <BR> <em>36</em> ... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:52:25 EST no more excuses I am ashamed to say that 1 year ago I was 60lbs lighter. I need to get back on track with proper eating to many wasted calories with food and alcohol. I have a long road ahead of me. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:17:16 EST hi imi betty i am pursuing barbaric surgery, looking for a forum to chat about the sleeve surgery. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:56:21 EST Hello Hello! I’m not really a new member, but I am now trying to get to know Sparkpeople better. I have PCOS, high triglycerids and somewhat bad knees. I’ve seen some progress so far, but I find it difficult to be consistent in my diet and, even then, it’s not easy to lose weight. But I’ not quitting! <BR> I wish everyone a nice day! <BR> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:23:55 EST Returning Hi, all. I was a Sparker years ago, and while I have maintained the weight I lost (54 pounds!), I have not lost the remaining 20 or so pounds I'd like to lose. So I'm back with a new name, trying it again. <BR> <BR> My biggest problems are health, lack of exercise, and time. I have diabetes, high blood pressure, and neurofibromatosis type 2 (a rare condition that causes non-cancerous brain tumors). I've had brain surgery to remove one of the tumors, and, among other things, my "balance... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:47:22 EST new to spark Hello. My goals are to eat healthy and exercise more. I am currently enrolled in a couch to 5k program and I have a goal to walk/run a 5k race in June. I start my second class tonight. I have the hardest time sometimes knowing what I should eat in order to get the right nutrition. I think tracking my food and workouts will help. I also struggle with time. Taking the time to track the foods, workouts, plus cooking the right foods, on top of working full time and taking care of two teena... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:54:18 EST Back again I'm back again for the third time. My plan to stay motivated this time is to get involved in the Spark community. I am looking for some weight loss buddies who also have a significant amount to lose to share this journey with, so let me know if you might be interested! I'm glad to be back! Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:04:05 EST New to Spark Good morning, <BR> This is my second day on here and I love it, I use it on my phone and computer. I have 4 kids and busy all time. I just went thru major surgery and trying to get back on my feet. Im not allowed to lift anything until after the 16th of May. walking is very hard,but I'm getting better. Walked a little yesterday. does anyone have any idea what I can do? Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:45:37 EST Hello My name is Kevin and I'm new here. I have gained over 100 pounds over the past 2 years and want to get my life back under control. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:59:37 EST New to Sparkpeople This is my fifth day and I already have more energy. I'm looking forward to a healthier me. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:25:32 EST Vegan Hi, I'm new to this site, but not so new to trying to lose weight. This program seems a little intimidating, but I will learn to navigate it. I am vegan, so any new recipes or moral support is always welcomed. I wish you all well on your journeys, and I will begin mine tomorrow. <BR> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 21:43:15 EST quitting smoking and eating better Hi everyone I was diagnosed prediabetic a month ago. I have been eating better and exercising more even though I have osteoarthritis so I am still trying to find exercises I can do. Tomorrow I start Chantix to quit smoking. I need any tips and encouragement I can get. I am motivated but frustrated with my limited diet. <em>521</em> <em>270</em> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 19:11:54 EST Returned to Spark Hi! After some time off and regaining some winter weight back, its time for me to get back on track. I have a off/on again relationship with food, it seems to control me or be my best friend and I'll eat and eat as if I will never eat again-other times I am in control. I need to get control of this Yo-Yo and lose for good. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:07:56 EST Feeling better already Just a little over a month ago I saw a picture of myself - I was horrified!!! I went to a party thinking I looked nice but when I saw that picture I really wanted to cry!!!!! <BR> <BR> A couple of days after that I signed up on Spark People. I have spent the last month doing baby steps - I have started watching what I eat, how much I eat and moving more. <BR> <BR> I didn't weigh myself when I signed up - I didn't really want to know a number! I was weighed at my last doctor visit and d... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:46:47 EST New Spark Member Hi! My name is Sara and I just joined. I am trying to jump back onto my healthy lifestyle journey but finding it very difficult to stick with it. <BR> <BR> I joined Sparkpeople because I wanted to find others like myself for motivation and encouragement. As well as to hold myself accountable with eating and exercise. <BR> <BR> I am 32, (almost 33) I am married and have 2 elementary aged kiddos. I am a stay at home mom for now. I live in Stanley, WI and am looking at losing about 40 lbs. <B... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:12:53 EST hello how is everyone doing today? I am doing good i have lost about 11 lbs since I started sparkpeople. had a slow slow start but my health is better now and I'm working out more. <em>524</em> <img src=""> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:28:38 EST Hello Hi how is everyone doing today. I'm not doing very good myself got a unhappy 16 month old. Makes it had to get anything like exercise done. <em>24</em> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:15:28 EST hi everyone! Hi everyone! I'm brand new to spark people. I've struggled with weight issues and eating disorders all my life! I just want to be healthy and happy and maybe look great in a bikini this summer!! Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:04:18 EST newbie Greetings all. I'm a newbie, but would appreciate all the support I can get. I work full time, school full time (doctoral student), newly engaged, 4 children, a terrific grandson and one on the way. I suffer from sleep apnea and even wearing the gear doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> I'm preparing for a girls road trip in June and I work out in the gym to tone up and lose some weight 3 days a week. I can see a difference in my 6 week pictures and I'm SO pleased. It appea... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:31:13 EST Returning member and wanting to drop by... Hello members of Sparkpeople. I'm a returning member, and I'm back here for a fresh new start. I'm wanting to be part of this community again, to keep track of what I eat, to keep consistent with exercising, and to lose some weight. <BR> <BR> Love this website! Glad I'm back. <em>30</em> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:41:15 EST Newer member So about a month ago I was a sedentary bump in a log. I neglected my health by continuing to eat things in over abundance that I shouldn't because of my illnesses. Now and then should have been fine because total deprivation isn't the way to go either. But I have been going <BR> "hog wild" randomly, sometimes by need and sometimes by choice. All the while being self loathing because the thing I see in the mirror IS NOT the real me. Coming to my senses I have embedded in my brain that <BR> "I ... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:46:39 EST new member from south wales in the uk First time I've ever been in a diet, I've only 14lbs to lose I didn't know how much goes into watching the calories. <em>40</em> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:05:57 EST New and Ready to Change I am a 42 year old mother of three. I have been on numerous diets all of my adult life. I am in pain and want to set a good example for my beautiful girls. I am a special education teacher in an elementary school. I look forward to meeting people with similar goals and life challenges. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:09:04 EST Can someone relate??? hello people!!! first time on here.. been taking HBP meds for over two years now and i'm trying to get off them.. my BP isn't insane but once the systolic gets above 135 i start to feel light headed.. most people whose BP is much higher don't feel a thing.. can someone relate and how they cope? replies much appreciated.. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:02:33 EST Hello fellow runners! Hi! <BR> <BR> Just dropping a quick intro about myself. I mainly run when it comes to fitness and I started my first 5k about 3 years ago and loved it every since. I finished my first half marathon last year and now i'm planning on running my first full with a good stable pace throughout. If there are anyone who finished a full marathon then i'm open to tips and advice! Thanks! <BR> <BR> Eric Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:05:43 EST Lethargy Hello! looking forward to utilizing spark people as a way to keep track of my caloric intake and expenditure. I struggle the most with desserts and lethargy. I get sucked into always using my phone or watching t.v. and playing video games when instead I wish that I was reading, exercising, keeping up with laundry, creating art, etc. I am unsure how to get out of this rut. But I have a feeling it will be the key to losing the 30lbs that I am dreaming of getting rid of. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:39:07 EST Medifast Minded!! Finished my first week and 9 pounds are gone!! I love this!! I feel great!!! Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:13:53 EST new to spark people First introduction checked off! Helloooo all! <BR> Getting to learn this amazing site! Wow, so many tools and stuff to do. Im doing the 6 week body make over, found a great group, plan the work, work the plan! <BR> All the best to you. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:46:26 EST Just wanted to say Hey! I'm new to SparkPeople and just wanted to say hey. I was introduced to SparkPeolple by my doctor after she gave me all the bad news about my eating and lack of exercise habits. I'm glad to be a part of a group of people who understand what I'm going through. Hope everyone has a wonderful day! Mon, 11 Apr 2016 10:30:04 EST My relationship with food is not good. Hi I am brand new to the site and I am hoping to start getting healthy and fix my relationship with food. What I mean by that is I really don't like to eat at all I wish that I never had to eat again unless I was going out to have a good time. In my eyes all food does is makes me bigger and bigger. <BR> <BR> Dose anyone else have an issue like this as well? Please help Mon, 11 Apr 2016 10:26:09 EST Hello from the Fibromyalgic Hello everyone, im new to the site. <BR> <BR> I suffer with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sacrolliac Joint and Pelvic pain, Sciatica, Digestive problems, Osteochondritis Dissecans in Left Elbow, Migraines, Chronic Headaches and so on... <BR> <BR> Im in Havant UK and looking for support and friendship Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:02:30 EST how do u eat lowfat,lowcarb,lowcal at home fast <em>24</em> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 22:16:54 EST I'm Back After All These Years! Just returned from a vacation with my family and knew it's time to come back. Was on a trip of a lifetime and huffing and puffing the whole way. I want to be there for my kids and spouse as we all age! <BR> <BR> Logged in - had been EIGHT years since I had been here last. Up 13 pounds in that time... Eager to get support and thoughtfulness again about my eating/exercising. Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:03:24 EST Time to get healthy Hi I'm Dawn from Missouri. Recently turned 39 & want to lose weight & get healthy before I turn 40. Currently on Day 5 I love the food tracker & surprisingly have been drinking 8 glasses of water a day. So far so good! Sun, 10 Apr 2016 14:54:36 EST Time to get healthy Hi I'm Dawn from Missouri. Recently turned 39 & want to lose weight & get healthy before I turn 40. Currently on Day 5 I love the food tracker & surprisingly have been drinking 8 glasses of water a day. So far so good! Sun, 10 Apr 2016 14:53:50 EST Going to try one more time Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Laurie and I've been on SP many times before. I am doing WW online and it's not working so I thought maybe counting calories might help me more. I have been struggling with my weight for many years now only to lose and gain it back. I lose interest in journaling and that's what hurts. I know I have to keep it up so I know how many calories I eat a day now. <BR> <BR> I live in Alabama with my two cats. I have two adult children who live out of state and ... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 13:58:30 EST Hi Everyone I just signed up here hoping that a site like this will help me keep right on track with my goals. I've been working out sporadically for quite a while, but with no real set goals. So far, looks like precisely what I was looking for. <BR> <BR> My name is Patty and I live in the middle of nowhere, rural farm country, central Kansas. Been out here for 12 years now and I couldn't even imagine returning to the city! Besides farming, I keep and raise a variety of exotic pets, snakes, geckos, tar... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 11:30:30 EST HiLow Hello!!! I am a 25 Mom to two awesome small people, looking to lose around 65lbs. This is another attempt to lose the weight I've been packing on for the past 10 years...I'm looking for some walking/workout buddies in NYC...people who wouldn't mind me toting around my small people or even better toting theirs around too. Feel free to message me if you find yourself interested in early morning walks (well after drop-off <em>224</em> ) Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:10:15 EST Hi I'm Dana, and I initially just downloaded the app to keep track of my food and see what areas I could improve. Then I discovered this site, and was really impressed by the additional tools and the community that I found. I've only been here a few days, but keeping track of my nutrition has been a real eye opener - I was doing good in areas that I thought I wasn't, and was either going over/not getting enough in areas I thought were okay. I've been able to pinpoint what's wrong and I'm committ... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:02:00 EST Getting Healthy I quit smoking back in Jan. 2016 and I gained 20 pounds now I am working on losing it.But its been hard Sun, 10 Apr 2016 01:05:02 EST MY JOURNEY TO A NEW ME Hi, I am 34 years old and type 1 diabetic. I have tried to diet many times but I get lazy and stop trying. I have decided it is about time I do something about my health. Sat, 9 Apr 2016 23:02:36 EST Second Time Around Hi Fellow SparkPeople members. My name is Linda. I was on the SparkPeople program for about one year. It was the beginning of my weight loss journey. I had some health issues, had major pancreatic surgery, and took a break from the program. After losing weight post-surgery, I thought I didn't have to worry about weight gain, as it was effortless to lose the weight. As things stabilized, my late-night snacking and weight gain got the best of me. So, I'm back with SparkPeople, trying to ... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 19:06:59 EST Just Beginning SparkPeople after using WW, Pts + Hi All, <BR> Thank you for taking time to read my question. <BR> <BR> I has some great momentum while using WW and they changed the whole system, online, points, etc. when I was close to the end of my needed weight loss. <BR> <BR> My friend introduced me to SparkPeople and I'm super excited about the food tracking and recipe tools! <BR> <BR> Has anyone converted over from WW and if so, do you have any "secrets" or ideas to help me with the conversion from points to calories? <BR> <... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 16:47:30 EST New member from Portugal Hi! My name is Rita, I'm 35 from Portugal. I have twin boys, age 9. I've been struggling with weight since my early 20s... either it's up or down. I can't seem to maintain a healthy weight! Now I weigh 198 (I'm 5'5). I was getting elevated blood pressure and beginning signs of diabetes. I need to get ealthy and hope you all can help me! Also if you need me I'm here! Sat, 9 Apr 2016 16:31:31 EST need to surrender I was an only child who never got her way, so now I want my way all the time especially with food. I set goals to eat more fruits and vegetables but I'd rather eat lots of complex carbs. I'm back here because I love the support and encouragement I get here. <BR> <BR> BTW, I am retired...joined a gym since it's free through my retirement. Glad to be back with all of you. <em>381</em> <BR> Sat, 9 Apr 2016 15:19:31 EST All New I am cynthia. I am new here. Found this place while searching for fitness and health accountability groups. Sadly i wasn't able to find anything i was looking for and I am hopping this is the right place for me. Sat, 9 Apr 2016 12:23:11 EST Looking for buddies to daily check in Hi, Have a great day Sat, 9 Apr 2016 10:54:26 EST back again I lost my place so back again Sat, 9 Apr 2016 10:40:30 EST Favourites Hi, is there any way i can delete things from my favourite foods , some items i have managed to put in twice, and some of the items i'd entered were wrong, can't seem to find nowhere to delete them. Thanks Sat, 9 Apr 2016 08:18:43 EST Hi Everyone Hi everyone :) <BR> <BR> I came across this website today. I read a few of Becky Hand's articles. She is awesome! I run a website on health and nutrition <link><BR>g </link> and was doing research today. This website has a ton of great information. I had to join and introduce myself. <BR> <BR> This post is a genuine post. I am not trying to spam or advertise. I genuinely came across this site and found Becky's article on Vitamin D. I really liked ... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 21:19:12 EST Getting exercise with bad arthritis I am wondering how those of you out there with chronic pain get enough exercise. I have a knee replacement and another one in the future plus bad OA also in my hips and back. Weight has been gradually creeping up over the last decade as my joints get worse. I'm thinking if I lose weight I will delay my surgeries, reduce pain and keep the replacement parts lasting longer. Exercise, especially in the cold and damp, is painful and I have to be careful not to fall also. I do walk about half an h... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 21:06:07 EST Looking for new friends to share encouragement! Hi I have only been here a week and a half. I am over 50 and am trying to get into better shape. I would love to have some new friends who check in often to share encouragements with. Have a great day!! Fri, 8 Apr 2016 16:32:37 EST Starting Over - Again I've done this before and it worked and then I fell off the wagon. So here I go again. Fri, 8 Apr 2016 10:22:50 EST Starting Over Yet Again! Weight loss is a challenge, but I am happy to see so many people who continue to embrace the journey with optimism! Glad to be back! Fri, 8 Apr 2016 09:21:40 EST Back at this! Starting off again.. I feel off track after losing close to a 100 pounds in gained 30 back time to finally get down to that goal! So gotta get my butt in gear and back on track for many reasons I gotta do this! I got this!! Fri, 8 Apr 2016 06:49:12 EST Hi ! New here. I'm looking for a good calorie counter and a bit of motivation too. Hope I found it here. Looks great. <BR> Fri, 8 Apr 2016 02:42:18 EST Hi all looking for motivation on the last leg of my weight lose ........... I have lost 61kg and have a further 17 to go the hardest fat to lose Thu, 7 Apr 2016 23:27:29 EST Weight Issues Hello, I am Dana. I am 30 years old and Ive been battling with being "chubby" all of my life. I have always been between 5-20lbs over weight and am a life long yoyo dieter. Ive tried pretty much every diet out there and they all work but I loose motivation and gain everything back. Im hoping to just change my life style so that I can keep off the extra weight but I love food and eating is so much fun!! Thu, 7 Apr 2016 23:17:05 EST New user...question about food tracking Hi. My name is Nancy. I'm on day 2 and liking this very much so far. is my question. At the end of today I have 250-300 calories left. How can I look up foods that will fit in there without having to post them to the tracker? Is there to just tell how much goes with which foods so I can make a choice? I hope this is clear enough. I'll check in the morning. <BR> Thanks. Thu, 7 Apr 2016 22:28:18 EST Just signed up. I am my wife are really big into step counting. <BR> <BR> We started a website called My goal right now is to get 12,000 steps in daily. We introduced a fun challenge a few months ago that was 2,000 steps before 9am. It's a good challenge to adopt and really helps get those extra steps in. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to interacting with the group. Thu, 7 Apr 2016 11:41:02 EST Hello Hi, I'm here to try and lose 80 lbs. I am in my 60's and have not had much luck up till now. I'm hoping to do it once and for all this time! Thu, 7 Apr 2016 09:34:18 EST CYPRUS/GREECE Hi, I am new here (2nd day today) and I am looking for people from Cyprus or Greece. <BR> I am 39 years old and I am from Cyprus. <BR> Email me if you wish. <BR> <BR> Thanks. <em>223</em> Thu, 7 Apr 2016 04:51:05 EST Full time Student.... My name is Dara, but people call me Nikki. I am a 27 year old full time pre-med student. I was on spark years ago and actually lost about 50 pounds. I honestly don't know what happened, but I gained all that weight back plus more over the years. I am a great starter at something, but I am a horrible finisher or someone who doesnt follow thru majority of the time. I am on here not only to loose the weight but also to finish the race. Thu, 7 Apr 2016 01:52:10 EST NEW MAMA NEW HABITS hello everyone I have a goal to lose 30 pounds but that number seems so far away I want to lose the weight for me and to be healthy but forming a habit seems impossible just need encouraging words and helpful suggestions Wed, 6 Apr 2016 23:47:56 EST Need to lose a little for my liver transplant Hi All, <BR> My doctor wants me to lose some weight before liver transplant, about 15-20# for now (more can come later). My cirrhotic liver, past use of steroids (which made me insulin dependent) for sarcoidosis, and a host of immune issues make weight loss very, very difficult. <BR> It's been a tough winter. I had to stop teaching and my boss gave me committee work (he's the man!) as I prepare for the transplant and deal with my crappy immune system, diabetes, chronic pain, upcoming (hop... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 21:18:54 EST I'm ready - again! I'm excited to have been introduced to Sparkpeople by a friend. I am enjoying learning how to use the site. I've been on this weight control journey for a lifetime and I look forward to using Sparkpeople to help continue to be a healthy me. Wed, 6 Apr 2016 18:11:07 EST Seeking Accountability Partner(s) I'm looking for friends / accountability partners for daily texting support. Please contact me at if interested. <BR> Thank you <BR> Sam (Samantha) Wed, 6 Apr 2016 17:30:00 EST Seeking Accountability Partner(s) Hi, <BR> I'm middle age. LOL. And a bit sad after the break up of an 20 year loving relationship with my man. <BR> The goal is to be healthier. It seems healthier means weight loss. I'm approximately 225 and want to be 150. <BR> I find that mutual support is helpful in achieving goals. Ideally I'm seeking someone willing to text during the day and call for moral support as needed. <BR> Please contact me at to exchange phone numbers for support by texting. <BR> Thanks <... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 17:24:33 EST Back In the GAME Hello All, <BR> <BR> I found spark people by happy accident. My goal is to get to a healthy weight and to get off or reduce my diabetes medications. I have been on this journey for a year now I started out with a bang last May going to the gym faithfully everyday with a break once a week. I was seeing results got all excited and then the holidays came and all went down hill. I have almost gained back all that I lost. I am looking to get my mojo back and get back to the business of getti... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 16:15:07 EST A few days ago Hello to anyone out there. I'm at the very bottom of my life. I try, but whatever I do isn't enough. I know it takes time, but I feel useless. Apparently tracking your food intake helps with weight loss, but all it does is depress me even further. I don't know if being here will help at all. I don't know what will help other than not eating and exercising til I collapse. <BR> <BR> Not much of an intro, but that's all I have right now. Wed, 6 Apr 2016 15:41:42 EST Michigan (Belleville) michigan peeps ~anyone near Belleville MI or close to it? Would love a fitness buddy! Im currently in the 21 day challenge Wed, 6 Apr 2016 10:47:23 EST Emotional eater That describes me! I eat when bored or stressed. I am not well disciplined because I don't like denying myself this one pleasure. I really need to make a change and get healthier. It is no longer just about clothes being too tight. Now I find I get winded more easily than ever before. I am looking forward to the accountability and encouragement Sparkpeople offers. I just hope I can learn to use all its features to my advantage! Wed, 6 Apr 2016 07:41:53 EST It's Time To Get Serious Hi all. I am Lisa from TN. I am 49 years old and would love to lose 20 pounds by my 50th birthday in October and keep it off. My weight has always fluctuated but now I am at the worst shape I have ever been in. <BR> <BR> My husband and I live in an off grid home that we built. We just got back from Florida where we sold a house and I have plenty of time to do what needs to be done. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Apr 2016 07:08:24 EST Trying something different Hoping the support and enthusiasm I've seen from the SparkPeople community will help me get centered and focused on making most needed changes. I'm new to message boards and sharing with strangers - hoping to maybe make some new friends too! Wed, 6 Apr 2016 05:44:29 EST first day I hope I can log in everyday that is hard for me Wed, 6 Apr 2016 04:38:15 EST weightloss buddy Ft Wayne Indiana I live near Fort Wayne IN and would like to have a buddy to help motivate and in turn it will motivate me. I have helped several people lose weight I myself lost 80 lbs a few years ago and gained it back. I am seriously in need of having someone help motivate me. Just having someone to talk to helps a lot. Message me if anyone is in my area. <BR> Tue, 5 Apr 2016 22:16:28 EST Time to do this for myself Hello, my name is Rob. I spent 20 years in the Air Force and could not pass a physical fitness test for the last ten years. If I ever worked out or tried to watch my diet, I always felt I was doing it for someone else. The only times I had any success it was because I felt I was doing it for me. It would always seem that once I got a good workout program going, the leadership in my unit would implement a program that didn't seem right for me and I would give up. Since retiring from the A... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 21:06:27 EST I'm back I joined Sparkpeople a few years ago and then quit. I plan on sticking with it this time by interacting more on line, sharing and learning to help support my goals. Tue, 5 Apr 2016 20:23:50 EST A little bio about my self. My name is Kristen Carter and I'm 20 year's old. I struggle a lot to lose my weight. When I was staying in New York with my father, He buy's junk food and everything is frozen. I'm back home with my mom, I'm a part time worker and full time student at a online college. I gained almost 30lbs the first time I went to NY to stay with him. The second time I went up there, I was able to go to the gym and go to tanning beds. I was steady losing weight. I would like to lose weight so it could also h... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 18:33:09 EST My First Day Hi everyone, I'm Kelly and this is my first day here. I am motivated and ready to get my journey started. I am not happy with how i look and feel and its time to change my ways. I look forward to getting to know you and sharing my journey. Tue, 5 Apr 2016 18:01:07 EST Anyone here from Ventura CA or close by? I live in Ventura County, anyone else nearby or in CA? Tue, 5 Apr 2016 15:54:14 EST Here I go again! I was here back in 2010...After I lost my husband back then I just started eating whatever...but older now & sooo ready to get healthy! New hubby, adopted a little girl & life is great! I have a lot to be thankful for now & want to get back on this program....I loved Spark back then...keeping track of my food & exercise keeps me going! Tue, 5 Apr 2016 14:05:42 EST I am new here I am new to the site, like what I see. Now to get motivated to start. I just had knee surgery 4 weeks ago. Now I can get on track, I can't believe how fast weight it is to gain weight. Now I have to find the time to exercise, as I work 3:30am to 12:00pm. <BR> I take care of my new born grandson 12:30pm to 5:15pm.. Need to find a program that works..I need to loose at least 75 lbs. by the end of the summer.. Any suggestions? And is this possible? Tue, 5 Apr 2016 13:55:15 EST Im new here Hi my names patricia and i would like to introduce my self to everyone here. I have two kids (not with me along with my grand kids ) their all in fostercare not due to me but circumstances beyond my control that suck but on a lighter note i am on here to get to know folks who are motivated about getting heathy like i am Tue, 5 Apr 2016 01:25:53 EST Message for diabetics & pasta Hi, I'm new here and don't normally post stuff but this once I just had too. I just read an article and a way to eat pasta that will reduce the rise in blood sugar levels by 50 percent. “This means less insulin, less blood glucose, less hunger, and more fiber". I was shocked and have no idea if this topic has been done before. I was AMAZED. Please read this short article if you are insulin resistant (me) and or diabetic.<BR>hy-meal-cooking-and-cooling-pasta-ch... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 20:28:49 EST back again hi my name is cyndi and i am back again but this time i got it Mon, 4 Apr 2016 16:00:01 EST Finally Returned Hi everyone. I was on Spark a few years ago and it helped. I have now gained weight, from where who knows, but I am now trying to get back on track. My goal is to lose at least 10lbs by May when my daughter gets married. Afraid to buy a dress right now as I can;t get into any of my dresses that I have right now. Any support or suggestions anyone has would be great. <BR> Mon, 4 Apr 2016 14:57:38 EST Trying to come out of retirement - <em>524</em> I was a Spark member some years back. I've been away several years now. My hubby passed away 4 years ago and I just kind of shriveled up and drop out. Not the smart thing to do but sometimes we let ourselves mildew for a season. <BR> <BR> Well I know I need direction back in my life and I am hoping Spark will help. So I will be checking out boards and info and work on creating goals and plans. <BR> <BR> You all take care. <BR> Sherron Mon, 4 Apr 2016 12:53:38 EST Mom of Three Hello all. I am a wife and mom of three. Two teenagers and an eight year old. I am a 11 year post gastric bypass person. I have for the most point kept off all weight, up until I had a hysterectomy, which has made is nearly impossible to loose. Also, as I've gotten older my ability to lose seems to have gone. So, I'm on my journey to get back on track and work towards losing the 40 I've gained. Any and all insight and help is greatly appreciated! Thank you all much! <BR> <BR> MomofThree Mon, 4 Apr 2016 09:03:27 EST hello i am a newbie I am starting over again Mon, 4 Apr 2016 07:15:17 EST New Here - Sort of Today I am restarting with SparkPeople. I did this program several years ago and loved it! I'm excited to be back and see all that has evolved with SparkPeople since I've been gone. It was a hard decision to wipe out all my previous points and accomplishments, but I thought starting fresh would feel more real. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>521</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2016 07:13:50 EST still trying well I thought that I would try spark so that I could get some extra help I go to TOPS but that is once a week and my partner in does not believe in excise or weight loss so it is a very had road for me I have lost 75 pounds in the last 3 years but have a lot more to lost need a friend Sun, 3 Apr 2016 22:29:43 EST Ready to get my life back on track Hello <BR> I joined Sparkpeople to track what I eat and exercise I do. I like to read the helpful articles and videos. I helps me stay motivated. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 16:57:25 EST Prepped and ready to go! Looking forward to putting my plans into action. I've put together a meal plan for the week and an exercise plan. Not having plans in place makes me not bother. Sometimes I rebel against my own schedules but I feel this is a step in a right direction, making my daily choices as easy as possible! Happy to share if anyone is interested - plans can be adapted to you. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 11:06:17 EST Back in shape Hello. I am a 39 yr old husband and father of 2 wonderful young girls. I injured my back several times at work and have constant pain which has caused me to take it too easy and gain almost 40 lbs over the last several years. The pain is muscular in nature so I finally started a stretching/yoga type plan to help me finally sort it out. Losing the added weight will also help. <BR> I have been tracking my food since March 14th but started with a different service. 2 weeks ago I found SparkPeop... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 06:39:16 EST Ready to make changes Hi Sparks peeps, <BR> <BR> My name is Suzy. I just turned 30, a few days ago. <BR> <BR> I unfortunately broke an ankle last year and have in the midst of all of that, gained much weight. Now that i'm healed and much better, I want to seize the momentum, and make a great change this year. <BR> <BR> Please cheer me on and give me the motivation I need to get there. <BR> <BR> Thank you Sun, 3 Apr 2016 05:46:29 EST Weight Loss group at Medical Facility It's been several months in a group that started with 20 people. It dwindled down to 3! I have not lost weight. The program is led by a PHD person who is very informational and each person speaks briefly on how they did each week. I can't figure why we lose everybody. Why isn't it working? Everybody leaves. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 03:58:29 EST This is it! I've had several different accounts on SP over the past several years, but this is the last one. I'm determined to use all the tools here every day, and make it work! I've been back for one week and have lost 1.5 lbs, so I'm off to a good start. Sat, 2 Apr 2016 14:01:04 EST Hello to everyone I am new to Spark People Hi, Just new to using spark people, my meals are usually great, its the after the meals that I have a problem with. Anyone out there with the same problem? Sat, 2 Apr 2016 11:52:27 EST Pluggin along I'm closing in on the 3rd week of being on spark. Last night I had the munchies for something sweet, I ate some cinnamon sweetos. I ate one and gave the dog one. Just now ran over 3 miles on the tread mill, its going to be a good day. Hoping for a good lose on the scale on MONDAY <em>224</em> Sat, 2 Apr 2016 07:01:47 EST getting toned Im 55 and exercise reguarly but can not shift belly pouch. I long for a toned stomach. Am I too old now????? I would die for a six pack. I use weights and cycle and body weight in turn most mornings before work but nothings moving. Any suggestions? I also eat healthy. Sat, 2 Apr 2016 02:58:55 EST Hello everyone I've always exercised but now I want to eat better and track my progress so that I can be healthy. I look forward to this adventure and hope to have a lot of support along the way. :) Sat, 2 Apr 2016 01:18:17 EST Here I go again I am too embarrassed to even mention how many times I have attempted Sparkpeople but I know blame is on me. Sparkpeople is a wonderful source but as always I somehow have the amazing power to make excuses even on the most helpful tools. I am determined to stop my yoyo dieting and I know with a little help and a lot of tracking I will make it or at least I pray. Sat, 2 Apr 2016 00:24:52 EST New to Sparkspeople Hi all, <BR> Looking forward to starting this website...I really need to lose weight and get into shape for health reasons first and of course looking great will be an added bonus. Looking forward to blogging with all of you and reading all of your accomplishments...Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 20:56:24 EST Begining again. No Aprils fool joke. I am back after 5 yrs. and a weight gain of 21#s. I have had a lot of stress in the last 2 yrs. so I turned to sweets and too big of food portions, and the wrong kind of food. So today is the beginning of the weight off and back to size 8. I am 63 yrs. old and still working 34 hours a week always on my feet moving so that helps but the ole joints aren't what they use to be. Hope to get some friends here to talk to along the way. For support and give support. <em>30</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 18:51:32 EST Hello Everyone I'm new to this site and trying to meet people. I have already lost 76.5 lbs and have 3.5 more to go. I am presently training for a powerlifting competition in August of this year. I hope everyone is meeting thwir goal! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:04:28 EST scale shock Got on the scale recently after a stomach bug and was shocked to see how much I weighed! I figured it must be broken and I actually put my weights on the scale and it was accurate :(. <BR> <BR> Prior to that, I had decided to avoid the scale and just focus on exercise and "intuitive eating." Unfortunately, I intuitively want to eat too much! My jeans also lied to me thanks to the added spandex. Add some vanity sizing to that and I deluded myself into thinking I was just fine. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 11:15:53 EST Restarting SparkPeople I have used this site on and off before but this time I am committed to taking it seriously and being dedicated to tracking my food, exercise and utilizing the many tools it has to offer. <BR> <BR> I am 46 years old and need to lose about 20-30 pounds to be where I want to be. I am an accountant and am just finishing tax season. This is a time of year I struggle with eating healthy and staying away from lots of snacks. <BR> <BR> I also have an active 9 year old that keeps my husband and... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 10:28:45 EST Disappointed and stuck <em>12</em> I was doing WW and started off losing, feeling great then once I am off track for a few days it takes double the time to get back in the groove. I came back to Spark since I wanted to have the tools and just do it myself. My biggest challenges, I have not been able to work in any exercise with the exception of walking at work. I am up @ 430 a and not home till 5p then hitting the sack early 9p and just getting discouraged. <BR> I just can not get it and I have gained almost a... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:34:48 EST New to spark people I am a 43 year old women and I weigh about 355. I am very obese. I want to create a healthy lifestyle. It's kind of hard when I have arthritis in my knees and feet. But I have the attitude where I can change my life around. <BR> <BR> I also have sleep apnea, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, acid reflux, depression, migraines, over active bladder and seasonal allergies. <BR> <BR> My very fist objective is to start a food and exercise journal as well as logging it in... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:57:44 EST Disappointed and stuck <em>12</em> I was doing WW and started off losing, feeling great then once I am off track for a few days it takes double the time to get back in the groove. I came back to Spark since I wanted to have the tools and just do it myself. My biggest challenges, I have not been able to work in any exercise with the exception of walking at work. I am up @ 430 a and not home till 5p then hitting the sack early 9p and just getting discouraged. <BR> I just can not get it and I have gained almost a... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:48:02 EST Just want to say hello I am new.. obviously... I am excited to meet some new friends and hopefully change my life! Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:15:16 EST Help Just started 1 st session at 58 years. Will I survive? Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:53:24 EST Hello!! Hmmmm.....about me???? My name is Michele. I have been happily married for 15 years to my best friend & soul mate. A wonderful man who makes his wife & family his number one priority! I am blessed to fall more in love with my husband every day! I am an extremely proud mother to two beautiful, talented children. Our son is 14 (he's a hockey player for the LV Rebels) and our daughter is 12 (she's a dancer & an actress). I run a taxi-cab service, shuffling them back and forth to all their activ... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 11:27:33 EST 63lbs Down and Counting/Mom of 6 working to get fi Hi everyone my name is Shatoria and I have tried to lose weight so many times I've lost count. I would lose a couple lbs here and there but always gained it all back plus some, I've tried many diets, appetite suppressants, cleanses, starvation tactics you name it I've probably tried it. I'm a wife and mother of 5 boys and 1 girl ages 16,9,4yr old twins 2 and 1 yr old. I have always taken great care of everyone at the same time neglecting myself, it's very easy to do when your plate is always ... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:57:45 EST It's well past time! With a bad back and two bad hips (2nd total replacement in the near future) I must change ALL my eating habits. My exercise options are limited, so I have to focus on what I eat & drink . . . which has always been difficult for me. I hope Sparkpeople can help me. My goal this month: Reduce my daily soda (regular coke) intake from 92oz to 12oz (1can). Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:50:46 EST Mama called the doctor and the doctor said: Hi Everyone <BR> As my title suggests, the doctor was seen and the doctor said, "be kind to your knees and lose 30 pounds." My future daughter in law, the nurse, said join Sparkpeople, you'll love it. I am, with a torn meniscus, barely able to walk, trying to lose weight. Seems like a recipe for failure but I do want to be kind to my knees because I have longevity on my side. Thus here I am. <BR> <BR> I put on much of this weight in a perfect trifecta. Retirement, caretakin... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:39:06 EST Returning Hi I am Gebaneice and I've been away way to long. I need to lose quite a bit of poundage. How about you? Let's be friends and motivate each other. <BR> I am not a vegetarian, but don't really like eating meat.. That seems to be a problem for me as that is where I derail. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Blessings! Thu, 31 Mar 2016 02:57:41 EST Almost New I've been a member on sparkpeople for awhile, but I've always been too shy to introduce myself on here. I'm at a point where I finally feel like I'm ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle and I decided that since I'm making changes to my health, I could also make a change and say 'hi' to everyone :). Thu, 31 Mar 2016 01:18:18 EST Is there a level below "Sedentary"? Hello. My name is Amanda. I am turning thirty later this year and have decided that this is the time to make some big changes to my health and wellness. I will be graduating at the beginning of May with my BS in psychology, so with that, other changes seemed necessary as well. <BR> <BR> I am a commuter student. My campus is an hour away, so two hours per day 5x a week is spent in the car. Then classes usually run for about 3 to 5 hours, back to back (with ten minute breaks in between and thr... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:11:04 EST New to this Hi I am new to SparkPeople kind of, I did join a few years ago but never did anything with it. This time I hope to be more active on this site and therefore do better at losing weight and being healthy. I am almost 66 years old, you would think that I would have made it and be able to sit back and relax but no. I have lost weight before but have never been able to keep it off for long. I have two beautiful grandchildren and I love to be able to move and be active with them but if I don't get... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:10:02 EST Sort of New Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been lurking for a couple of months now. I was doing great losing weight then life happened, my dad ended up in the hospital and after several trips back and forth across the country I have gained back 10 of what I lost, dad is doing better and life has settled down but the gain has thrown me!! I'm having a hard time getting back on track. I really like this community. I've been a weight watchers member for years but I'm finding that I need a change. So here I am ... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:37:14 EST New to spark people looking to connect Hello I am a 28 yo mother of two. My oldest is 3 and my youngest is 1. I'm 5'3 160 pounds, and my goal weight is 145. I'm looking to build a support group to help me achieve my goal. I have been going to boot camp 5 days a week and for the most part I make better choices and eat smaller portions. The thing I would like to work on the most is to stop finishing my Kid's meals; I hate wasting food, and stop tasting their snacks. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:25:10 EST Starting over again Hello everyone Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:23:27 EST Starting over again My Name Is Norma and I am from Arkansas, I have tried many times to stay with a program but always seemed to fail miserably, I don't know what makes it different this time but I am determined to lose weight, Mind you I now have over 100 lbs to lose, But I am sitting small goals this time cause I think I would look at how much I neede to lose and just feel overwhelmed. Any amount I can lose and keep it off would be a blessing. I willsoon be 60 yrs old and I am starting to have back problems, k... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 23:37:16 EST Hello from central Calif. I was here a few years back, lost 40 lbs. and gained it all back. Now I'm back where I started and going to do it again but going to stay forever, so you are all stuck with me. <em>213</em> It's my 4th day and hanging in there. Went to the mall today and walked, walked, walked. (I hate exercise) <BR> I have my food down, tracking, but I'm a sugar addict..So joined the challenge. <BR> If anyone from Modesto, Ca. give me <em>524</em> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 21:49:38 EST Hello There! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Christal and I am a 24 year old part time college student, and full time manager who is trying to get back into healthier eating habits and working out on a regular basis. About 2 years ago around the same time, I worked very hard and lost about 15 pounds and felt great about myself! Due to my busy schedule, I stopped working out but I continued to hold that weight that I worked so hard for! 6 months later I met my now boyfriend. I was a "half a pack" smoker... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:47:23 EST Determined~ I'm glad to have found SparkPeople! I joined last week .... a bit frustrated these last 4 days, as I've been sick with the flu and have had no appetite and no energy to exercise. I'm looking forward to getting well - and to taking advantage of all of the great resources this site has to offer. I downloaded the Spark Recipes app and am excited about checking out some new healthy recipes. I am a 60 year old woman with 25 pounds to get rid of ... and at this stage of my life, I want this weight ... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:45:38 EST Back and ready for a change Hi, I've been a member of sp for 2 years on and off. I will make sure this time is different and will do my best to reach my goal - become a happier, healthier and fitter me! I need some motivation to stay on track and hopefully will find it here. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:22:08 EST Hello to you and me. Hi all. I'm starting my new way of living and am on day 2. I'm so happy to be here. Hopefully, each day I can keep myself on point. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:46:00 EST Taking My Life Back Hello all, <BR> I have dabbled with SP in the past, but I think its time to dive in all the way! Last year, from September to November, I was in the hospital, the result of becoming sedentary beyond normal limits for several years, getting sicker and sicker until I wound up in three different facilities, with blood clots on my lungs, an enlarged heart, kidneys that were barely functioning (to the point that I was retaining so much fluid that I could barely walk), and with a number of infectio... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:30:47 EST Looking for help to get back on track w/weight I am a 21 year old college student. I am returning to the sparkpeople community (I have an old sparkteens account). Sparkteens helped me to a good place in highschool. I got in shape, and I was down to about 190. Ideally, according to my doctor, I need to be at about 180-185. I went to college and through the course of three years, have gained weight. I currently weigh about 250-260. I would appreciate any help that you can give, and any accountability. I would like to get down to about 190, ... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:24:20 EST Joined recently I recently joined and am enjoying it. Before eating anything I use the What did you eat, to find out how many calories each item contains.Then I pick the food that is the most healthiest with the less calories and fat to eat. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:17:23 EST Glad I joined the SparkPeople I am excited I joined the SparkPeople. It takes time to enter my information but I like it because i can see my progress. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:03:41 EST New here! Hi everyone! My name is Brenda. I'm new here to SP, but definitely not new to my weight loss journey. I've been on it (and off it) for most of my adult life. I've recently lost 15 lbs on my own, but now my motivation is tanking and I felt the need to add a little "spark." Hoping I can break through this lull and keep going with your help!! Looking forward to getting to know you all! Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:26:03 EST Hi Hi!! I am so excited to have a place to come and talk to people that are having the same battles as I am. Love the trackers and community here. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:39:06 EST Looking for help to get back on track I've been so up and down over the years, after years of keeping my weight at the goal weight for my height. It seems like once you let it go - it races downhill, and as I get older it's harder to lose. <BR> I'm looking for some support and looking to give support. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:30:54 EST Clean Slate My life got turned upside down and I gained 20 lbs in the last few months. Coming back to what I know works. Sparkpeople helped me lose weight in the past and was the only thing that worked for me. Looking forward to getting back to it. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:19:30 EST New and excited Hello! I am new to Spark but not new to the idea of healthy eating or fitness. I am a mom of 3--8, 6 and almost one month. Just getting back into the swing of things, after having the baby. Trying to put everything I *know* to do in practice and stay motivated! Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:32:12 EST New beginning Starting over yesterday after Easter candy last week Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:27:16 EST Hey Everyone! First day on program...doing well so far lol I have enjoyed reading your messages and I love the food tracer! Thankful for this website :) Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:26:08 EST New beginning Hi. My name is Evelyn and I live in Dom. Rep. Heard about this program in internet. Liked it and hear I am!!!! I have a 3 and half year old baby boy. Stopped my professional life to raise him. That carried a weight gain of 20 lbs. During past years I have been fight weight gain. Seem to lose and gain even more than before. My plateau has raised by 10 lbs. Went back to the gym last october. But no weight loss, though I feel better and my body has changed a bit. <BR> <BR> Definete... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:49:45 EST Getting back... Hello! I am 20 pounds overweight. I have lost it twice by tracking my eating with sparkpeople in the past, but with stress, mindless eating, and shorting myself on sleep, I'm back up to 143 pounds. Want to get back on track before things get too out of hand. Thanks! Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:19:01 EST New Path in Life to Health and Fitness. Hi everyone, this is Roberto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and I would like to connect with those on a similar path as me to Health, Vitality and Happiness. <BR> <BR> I'm a single, 37 year old, non-smoking or drinking male who has been on quite a roller coaster ride of loss and gain. This time I want to keep it off and be in the best shape of my life for the rest of my life. I have some mild osteo-arthritis in my knee and hip which is weight related and losing the weight would take all the pre... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:29:30 EST New Member Hello! My name is Brittnay and I just joined today. I need to lose the 23lbs that I gained from having my son 2 years ago lol. I am excited to join!! Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:11:22 EST New to Spark Hello from the Okie state, <BR> I am new to Spark and at sixty-one (with sixty-two around the corner), I have decided to do something for myself and get these sneaky extra pounds off so the rest of my life can be healthier. I am good at starting programs but falling off quickly as life becomes hectic and bumps in the road grow bigger. I am a retired high school teacher, but I had little down time after retirement. I worked 2-3 part time jobs, but my main job now is taking care of my two ... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:48:43 EST Want to do this the right way- I have been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember. I have tried lots of programs in the past, including Spark. I stick with them, start to see success and then back slide. I am 43 now and am really starting to feel the affects of being 100 pounds over weight, My hips, legs and knees hurt, I can't sleep well and am pretty unhappy most of the time. I am scheduled to attend a seminar about LapBand in a few weeks, but honestly the idea of that scares me. I want to do th... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:05:56 EST Staying with it Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself, (it is my challenge for the day.) <BR> <BR> I have about 50 lbs to lose, and have lost some weight before, but tend to back down after a couple of weeks. Life tends to get the better of me at that point, and I don't keep track of my food or fail to exercise. I am hoping that SparkPeople can help me stay motivated so I can reach my goal and maintain the weight loss rather than put it back on. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:46:26 EST New Starter to Sparkpeople Just want to say hello to everyone. I am thrilled to start my new venture, eating healthier food, moving more, exercising etc. I have read lots of positive articles and posts. Looking forward to a fitter, healthier future. <BR> <BR> Lots of best wishes to everyone, hope you all achieve success. I am sure the support on here will help us all achieve our goals. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:19:50 EST Hey There from the Gulf of Mexico!! hey there! My name is Alicia and I live on the beautiful gulf of Mexico. <BR> I reason for joining spark?? I quit smoking and have since gained weight that my body can't handle beings I have rods in my back. <BR> So here I am I already love the calorie counter, gives me a goal to work towards. <BR> I thought I was already a healthy eater but my portion control flew right out the window so this will help me get it all back into perspective again, if I just give it a chance to work. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 07:26:26 EST Done with embarrassment! I am brand new to! The reason I am here is because after seeing pictures of myself while vacationing in Australia, I found that I wanted to hide them from everyone due to how ashamed I felt when I looked at them. I weighed myself for the first time in a long time, and discovered that I was much heavier than I even thought. I want to get back to feeling good about myself. I don't want to be embarrassed to share pictures of myself with others. My goal is to lose 30 lbs. before m... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 06:49:09 EST Hello from Oregon Hello, Spark People friends! I started Medifast on Friday and lost 7.5 pounds in 3 days! Unfortunately, I have over a 100 pounds to lose. <BR> <BR> Day 1 and day 2 weren't too bad, but today I felt clammy and not quite right. Perhaps low blood sugar? It went away this afternoon but I woke up with it and felt that way until mid afternoon. <BR> <BR> Not loving the food, but it's tolerable. I will have to be creative and tweak the meals a bit, thanks to Pinterest. <BR> <BR> Looking for... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 02:10:16 EST New & Gluten Free Hello, <BR> I am new to SparkPeople and am gluten free. I have struggled with my weight since childhood. I lost 20# very quickly when I first was diagnosed with Celiac, but since then I have gained and gained :-( <BR> I am a busy wife and homeschooling mom. I blog over at adoptivemomhomeschoolinganonlychild@blogsp<BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Mar 2016 16:21:42 EST im back I am reconnecting to sparkpeople hoping for some very good advice or any advice at all. I lost 85 pounds back in 2007 and then slowly gained most of it back. Then most recently I joined a weight loss and exercise challenge and lost 41.5 pounds. I am back up again 8 pounds only a couple of months later so I joined weight watchers again. I am a yoyo and need to get 35-40 pounds off for good. I am a closet eater and spend 4 out of 7 days alone. The other three days are with my husband when I am ... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 14:20:24 EST Hey everyone! Let's get fit together My name is Neil and I haven't logged in sparkpeople in forever! I'm on the last week of the 250k transformation challenge, week 11, and I'd like to help motivate or inspire people to reach their health and fitness goals. <BR> <BR> I prefer weight training and calisthenics. After the 12 week transformation challenge is over, I'm going to be focusing on calisthenic moves such as holding a 10 second hand stand and front lever. I hope everybody achieves their goal and let's live a healthy life... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 13:02:24 EST Hello from TN :) Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am back to Sparkpeople after quite a long absence. I'm looking for new friends and support, those who are active on here and can help keep me accountable. I have 100+ pounds to lose and need all the help I can get. I will absolutely return the favor :). I hope you're all having a great Sunday! Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:40:16 EST New member says hello Hello - My name is Jack, and I live in Denver and just had sleeve surgery. Just trying to connect with others who have had the same. Thanks. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 22:31:14 EST Trying to stay motivated... Hey Spark Martin here I'm going to get straight to it I struggle with motivation to workout n the process along with tips to eat right while trying to stay motivated. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 16:16:49 EST Loving Spark already Hi my name is Brooke and this site seems like it is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks for the welcome email's and I hope to make the most out of the site.. Happy Easter and have a wonderful day! Sat, 26 Mar 2016 12:46:45 EST barbaraj2877 Hello, I have never done anything like this, I have tried but not followed thru. I am 65 overweight, diabetic, have high blood pressure, had cancer, and have recently been in the clinics with a serious infection to my stomach. kind of a wrech huh? not to mention a husband that wants me to go on a complete plant based died. I don't know where to start. I am kind of overwhelmed and looking for some ideas. I can oonly eat so many black beans, I do like meat, so any ideas? Sat, 26 Mar 2016 12:01:54 EST new Just getting started. I love the information I have gotten already. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:40:43 EST 90lbs to lose Hi. <BR> I want to drop 90lbs. This is my fifth day being a SP member. I like the site so far, learning to navigate. I am an emotional eater, so I need to work on that. I eat when bored, happy, anxious, really all the time. I'm trying to eat better, cut down on the junk food. I'm optimistic, and a year from now, hopefully I'm a couple sizes smaller : ) Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:33:24 EST Greetings from a sunny Namibia I am set to get back to a healthy weight and lifestyle. I never had weight issues until last year when started gaining too much. I currently weigh biggest ever.... <BR> <BR> I have a very active 6yr old (Buyiswa).she does swimming and ballet. Because of her I also started taking ballet lessons and we are exercising together after work. <BR> <BR> I believe that my goals are attainable <BR> Sat, 26 Mar 2016 01:36:51 EST Weightloss Newcomer Hey everyone. My name is Joe and I reached the highest weight of my life in December 2015. I decided enough was enough and in January I started doing a Keto diet with daily exercise. Almost 3 months in I am halfway to my goal, losing 42lbs. I am looking to meet like minded individuals who can keep me focused, on track and possibly help me with more tips on recipes or workout routines. I do have a fitness/healthy eating profile on instagram. It's Joe_gets_healthy Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:12:25 EST Don't even know where to start! I used to do Sparkpeople but fell away several years ago. I am probably at my heaviest now, but not even sure of how much I weigh, because I do t want to get on the scale. I have been under a lot of stress since last year and I'm attributing some of my weight gain to this, among other things. I just don't know where to start as far as the eating part. I know I need to xercise. Do I count calories, cut back on portion size, watch my fat? All of these? HELP! I'm feeling really bad about myself ... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:18:13 EST 50 with 30 lbs to lose - weight loss buddies?? <em>220</em> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:42:31 EST Sustainable pescetarian/gluten free lifestyle Learning to eat in a properly balanced and healthy way. I've been in Texas for 35 years and the norm in my circles of friends mostly consist of meat based meals 3 times a day, BBQ anything 2-7 times a week, mono-meals like ribs only, steak only, chicken only, and large quantities of beer on a frequent (most often daily) basis... My typical calorie intake on almost any given day over the last 10ish years hovered around 4000 - and I'm a computer tech by profession. Numerous health problems (tha... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:49:32 EST New to SP Hello! I am new to this site. Looking for friends who can help keep me on my journey. Feel free to communicate! Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:34:07 EST Looking for a daily check-in buddy! Hello all! <BR> <BR> I would love to meet someone who is interested in having a daily check-in buddy. I need someone to be accountable to, but I think it is also beneficial to have someone counting on me to help them through the tough days too. <BR> <BR> A bit about me... <BR> I'm a 33yo high school teacher near Toronto, married no kids. I have about 73 lbs to lose to get to my goal weight. I have been overweight since I was 8 years old, and have always been trying to lose the weight, but e... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 08:05:18 EST Grateful Hi I am Benita, aka "GettingBodyBack" and I am happy to be a part of the SparkPeople family. I am so grateful to God for loving me so much that he gave His Son so that I might have life! I commit today to honoring and caring for the earthly body with which You have blessed me. <BR> <BR> Blessings to all! Fri, 25 Mar 2016 07:37:32 EST new member on spark people I am a 43 year old very obese female (347 pounds) wanting and needing to lose weight. I have many health conditions revolving around my weight including being pre - diabetic. <BR> I firmly believe in Jesus Christ and God and I hope that they will show me the path to a healthier lifestyle. <BR> I have lost a few pounds late last year, but I have gained it all back. I am really hoping this this time will be my time to lose the weight and keep it off for good. I want to adopt to a healthier lif... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 21:32:35 EST Third day in and doing good! Came across this site while looking for w.w. material. This is sooo much better. So much information. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:33:29 EST 51 years old with 16 pounds to lose Hi all. I am finding it much harder to lose weight these days. I assume it is because of my age. But in the past, I could eat very low carb without watching my calories and I would get down to about 115-120. Now, I have to count my calories and weigh my food. Oh well, I am on a mission to get back down to 105 by summer. I have a fitbit and I am trying to walk at least 10,000 steps per day. Plus, I am eating quite a few low calorie vegetables. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:12:25 EST Good Evening my name is Valarie I have taken the first step in losing my weight. I have started spark people and cant wait to meet new friends Wed, 23 Mar 2016 20:36:21 EST to switch from MFP to SP tracker, or not I have hundreds of stored foods in MFP, but they really don't have the support system like this site does. However, when I tried to use the SP tracker, it auto fills all these foods that I should be eating. I don't want my tracker pre-filled. Is there a way to wipe it out and use a blank tracker? I read through some comments and it looks like I'll just have to start over building a database in SP if I decide to switch. Have others made the switch, and are you glad you did? What is the advanta... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 19:39:40 EST Sparkpeople Newbie here Hello! I just joined this amazing group for the first time ever! I am 36 with 2 kiddos and a husband and I am turning to this community for help and support. Although my goal is to lose only about 10 pounds, they are the most stubborn 10 pounds I've ever met! I plan on doing light exercise several days per week, but my biggest challenge will be keeping my calorie count in check, as I cook for the family and they're not always into salad and chicken breast! I've never joined a group to assist ... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:40:23 EST Repeat offender Joined SP about 4 years ago & lost 50lbs. I had a couple (silly) things happen that made me leave. I thought that I didn't need this site anymore & could do it on my own. <BR> The weight slowly crept on and today I'm almost back where I started. I have come back, now & then, but have never felt the same excitement & motivation as when I first joined. <BR> My SP friends are not posting any more and most of my teams are not active. <BR> <BR> I know I can be successful and lose the weight.... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:22:00 EST Hello I am new to the message boards, I have been tracking my nutrition and fitness for a little over a month now. I do really good with eating during the week, but the weekends are my downfall. <em>39</em> <BR> On the weekends i am a couch potato, I start off making good choices but the longer I sit there the more I eat. This Saturday I am going walking with my husband and have a nutritious picnic lunch. I do go to the gym often and I have gone on the weekends. Does anyone have any other sugge... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:19:41 EST Need Help Staying On Track :( I can't count on one hand how many times I've tried to lose weight and ended up slipping back into my old eating habits. Just need a few new friends to be accountability buddies :) <BR> <BR> - Jen Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:28:37 EST From marathons to Nutella Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> my name is Maya and I'm 30. I came to Sparkpeople because I need to kick start my weight loss... Just a year ago I would run everyday, I would eat healthy and enjoy life outside. <BR> <BR> I gained 10 kg (22 pounds) over the last year, I don't run anymore, I live on Diet Coke and chocolate and I feel heavy and tired and without energy. <BR> <BR> I signed up for a half marathon in June, so I have to start doing stuff again. Sparkpeople seem like a great place for supp... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:31:39 EST I'm new :) trying to figure this out and hope this helps with my goals. ~Cici Wed, 23 Mar 2016 01:56:01 EST Second times a charm I am back and ready to start losing weight again. My first time around I lost about 50lbs, I managed to gain 30lbs back and I am beyond frustrated. I need to change my life stat! Small steps lead to big results! I have to remember one step at a time and consistency is key. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 22:51:26 EST 8 months into celiac diagnosis And I am struggling with acceptance of my disease, and am caught in a circle of eating because I am sad/frustrated/angry, etc and just keep putting weight on. I need help in changing my attitude and food choices. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 20:45:53 EST