SparkPeople The Guys' Lounge Messageboard A place for guys to hang out, ask questions, and find support. SparkPeople The Guys' Lounge Messageboard Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Need help getting healthier this summer? If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! (Starting time app. 6/8) <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would b... Sat, 21 May 2016 18:39:46 EST Support as well as any suggestions for weightloss? Hey y'all! I'm a senior college student, home for the summer. I weighed in this morning at 237.6 lbs, which is the heaviest I have ever been. My optimal weight according to my doctor and past experience is about 180-185. I would like to lose 2-3 pounds a week this summer. According to my trackers, I can be to my goal by December 8th. Support and motivation would be great! <BR> <BR> Also, I head to my summer job at a camp in three weeks. That means plenty of activities, but also CARBS CARBS C... Sat, 21 May 2016 11:09:26 EST explain spark points New to this site and slowly trying to figure it out <BR> <BR> Can someone help me understand the spark points? Thanks! Sun, 15 May 2016 08:09:03 EST Red Lobster suggestion I would love to have grilled artichokes with my lobster meal. Would they consider trialling it for a choice of side vegetable? Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:26:39 EST re-introducing myself I was on this board a couple of years ago as rivetpa - and started a few message threads that I see are still active. <BR> <BR> After a brief hiatus, I'm back as polarpaw and like everyone else I'm looking to drop a few pounds and improve my life overall. <BR> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:19:08 EST Allow me to (re)introduce myself, my name is JP Hi everybody, <BR> <BR> I'm back on SparkPeople after several years away. When I was here before I had pretty good success. I lost almost 30 pounds, but I gained it back and more during my hiatus. <BR> <BR> I'm a husband, father, and engineer in New Orleans, and I'm trying to get in shape. Since I spend most of my day sitting at a desk, I definitely need to get out and exercise. Also, I am trying to eat healthy and practice self-control with my eating. It definitely takes practice. Fri, 8 Apr 2016 16:43:44 EST Sparkpoints I have already downloaded apps and liked facebook pages. How do I get the 250 sparkpoints? <BR> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:16:45 EST Looking for a Challenge? Join Us! If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! Starting time is approximately March 9th. <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would be moved to honorary. We ... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:25:17 EST Want to help my husband But without judgement. <BR> <BR> My husband had been big ever since we met 10 years ago. But he's really started gaining weight this last year. He is a stress eater (like me), but while I've been making changes to address my weight and health, he is not at all. <BR> <BR> Last night really opened my eyes. He brought home McDonalds. I did ask him to, my fault. But, while I split 10 chicken nuggets and a medium fry with our 2yo, he ate 20 nuggets, a double cheese burger, and a large fry. I go... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:49:57 EST ATLANTICARE LIFECENTER SOUTH NEW JERSEY I'm sure those of you who live in South Jersey are familiar with ATLANTICARE LIFECENTER? I'm looking for a gym buddy preferably male (no offense gals). But I want someone who can double as a sparring partner. I'm taking Martial Arts along with going to the gym and I think I'm starting to plateau. I figure what might keep me motivated is finding a gym buddy. I can't really pay, but I thought some arrangement could be “worked out”, say if you need a spotter, or someone to toss a medicine ball w... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 03:59:52 EST Quitting smoking I quit smoking. For about two weeks now. I have been using nicotine gum. In about 3 days the little guy does not want to come out and play. No matter what my GF tries. I just went nicotone free for the last two days. Was the constant dose of nicotine causing this. I feel some signs of life on day 3. Will I get my mojo back? Sun, 10 Jan 2016 07:33:18 EST Ayyyyy That's it. That's all I've got. <BR> <BR> I'm just feeling the forum out and figured I'd pop in and say hello to the guys. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 20:26:33 EST Getting a goal tracker I am new and was wondering how I can get a cool goal tracker for my posts like you guys have? About myself.. 55 yo retired Navy . I started at 330 lb and just weighted in at 312. I know a lot of it was prob water weight but I have been tracking Everything I eat and making good choices. My next phase is to start some kind of exercise but I have neuromuscular isses and leg braces. I have to figure out what <BR> I can do safely. Anyway please let me know how to get a tracker. <BR> <BR> Thanks... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 19:52:14 EST Animal House Reference I made the mistake of using the Animal House reference "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? as a blog title - you know where Bluto is trying to rally the troops. I have had two people already "correct" me about the fact that it wasn't the Germans. <BR> I think I will just stick to the Guys Lounge. Wed, 2 Dec 2015 12:54:29 EST what a great day today Weather is perfect, and looking forward to achieving my goals!! Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:42:05 EST Biggest Loser team challenge.... Check this out! If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would be moved to honorary. We have ITC (inter team challenges) that cons... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:06:16 EST at stand still Hi guys, I have been on medifast for 20 days now and I was loosing a pound every other day but since four days ago I have been at a stand still. I started at 192 and now I am at 183 and have lost anything in four days. I have started to run 2-3 miles a day and when I started running is when I stopped loosing weight. Should I stop running or what? Why did I stop loosing weight ? Sun, 15 Nov 2015 05:47:13 EST men's forum Is there a way to " bookmark" this forum? I've been on SP for 8 weeks and never knew this existed. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:23:18 EST I need advice! I'm falling in complicated love We hang out all the time, have expressed the feelings we have for each other, but she is with another guy at this time. She told me if she was not with him she would have been all over me and want to be mine and I told her the same. Her b/f is working on a contract outside the US for the next 2 years minimum. <BR> <BR> We're so close right now and always hanging out and and it's causing arguments with her b/f but when that happens, she tells me not to worry and he needs to deal with it beca... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 08:03:09 EST Weight Loss Frustration I have cut back on what I eat, sweets, drinks, in which i have been in a workout <BR> schedule weekly. I have been doing various versions of sit ups trying to lose my <BR> belly fat and love handles. <BR> Some areas of my body, I can notice change, but the mid and side are putting <BR> up a strong fight. <BR> Does anyone have suggestions on what I can add, food, exercises or etc. <BR> <BR> Thanks for any advise, I can get Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:14:43 EST Suggestions for Red Lobster, etc. Just started back on Sparkpeople today. It's Friday, and I'll be going out to eat tonight. I'm guessing it will be Red Lobster. Any menu suggestions and things to avoid (other than those biscuits. LOL). <BR> <BR> Olive Garden, Outback, Logan's Steakhouse, Applebee's are other possibilities, so recommendations from these are welcome too....because eventually I'll be going to those places too. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:51:43 EST FITBIT I got my Fitbit Charge HR, 2 weeks ago, and it already doubled my active minutes and exercises, the challenges are fun and not pressuring, anybody would like to join me in? Not a must to do specific workouts! Just to keep each other motivated to move more during the day; can add me Mon, 7 Sep 2015 07:50:14 EST Getting motivated to reboot my journey I am having such a difficult time getting started and losing weight. I belong to WW too, and it does nothing for me. In 9 weeks that I have belonged to it, I have gained 7 pounds. I dont know why my mind and my body dont work together, but this is really frustrating me. Have any of you had the smae thing happen, and what did you do to counter it and start to lose the weight? Any help would be appreciated. <BR> thank you. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:49:20 EST am I exercising enough i haven't exercised a lot in the past 3 years. i'm now walking about 3-4 timesa week. i walk 2 kilometers. it takes me about half an hour to do. is that ood enough t strt with? Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:30:57 EST Whats the point? <em>40</em> So is the board only about points? Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:17:40 EST needing some input... about six months ago I woke up one morning feeling like I was going to die. started out of no where basically. went to the er numerous times regarding this issue. had some symptoms such as chest pain. my mind was racing all over the place. had some bad thoughts too,started having very bizzare ones such as become friends with a coworker I got along with (something i'd never do). everything came back fine when i initially went. chest x-ray, blood tests, everything okay. had to stay at the hospi... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:26:41 EST juice fast Im going for 100 days. It's going to be hard and idk if I can do it . Has anyone tried juice fasting and had good results? Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:03:25 EST give you a sweet story i read a funny but sweet story days ago and i want to tell here .hope you all have a happy day ! <BR> <BR> the couple are laying on the bed getting to sleep <BR> <BR> wife : darling .i am so fat now .do you still love me ? <BR> hubby: sure . i love you for ever . <BR> wife: i doubt it ! give me a reason . <BR> hubby: no reason just love you as before. <BR> wife: but i gained more than 50 pounds ... <BR> hubby: yes ,it is the reason . i loved you before and you lived in my heart . and now... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 04:09:39 EST Breast Fat Ive lost about 35LB and i still got moobs! Any advice? Sat, 9 May 2015 16:42:24 EST How do I Help? Hey guys sorry to enter the men's locker room, but I really would like to ask your thoughts...THANKS <BR> <BR> So my boyfriend is very overweight, and he hates it. I want to help him because it makes me feel terrible when I hear him hate on himself. He hates getting ready to go out and being all sweaty instead of fresh crisp. He hates that he can barely reach his feet to put on socks and shoes be cause his tummy gets in the way. He hates that his clothes are too tight and hurt his tummy, but... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:36:26 EST SP Virtual Races & cookies <link><BR>-home.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The other thread died in the explosion. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:21:01 EST need ideas for a sports store name Im considering opening a sports shop at an indoor soccer facility. <BR> what would be a great name for the store? Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:54:20 EST What's up with wives asking... if they're too fat!? <BR> <BR> Sorry, the porn thread made my eyes nearly roll out of my head. <BR> #stillnorolleyesemoticon Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:21:05 EST Super Bowl...Who you pickin? I am going with Seattle. <BR> <BR> Seahawks 27 Patriots 21 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:55:54 EST testosterone hacks?? I'm in my late 40's, trying to whittle away at about 20 pounds of fat. I'm assuming the extra fat I've accumulated in the last 7 years is due primarily to a decline of testosterone and poor sleep. Sleep is better, now that my young kids are sleeping better. And I've started experimenting with low carb, beginning with cutting out foods with added sugar. Also tracking food / macronutrient intake thanks to sparkpeople tracker. <BR> <BR> As I understand it, carbs spike insulin which regula... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:46:43 EST Team Bonus Points 27 Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:18:30 EST Bonus Wheel Points 5 Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:17:18 EST What's your Christmas Shopping Pattern? It's that magical time of year again, where the malls are a circus - the parking lots are a nightmare, and everyone should generally just ho-ho-hold off on the madness. <BR> <BR> What's your shopping pattern? <BR> <BR> Are you a last minute shopper madly going from place to place hoping and praying there is something remotely appropriate for free or almost free? or are you willing to pay anything to make it end? <BR> <BR> Me, I have a few people to buy for - and I'll often do one person... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:24:36 EST What motivates you guys? Hi Guys, <BR> Would you please help me understand what motivates you when it comes to loosing weight and what kind of support would you appreciate most from your girlfriend during this journey? <BR> <BR> My boyfriend took on the fight with his current weight (294 lbs) recently and has made already some great progress (24 lbs less). <BR> However, he got stuck and I would like to learn how to support him better. <BR> He doesn't like going to the gym as he feels very uncomfortable due to his we... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:45 EST Musical Instruments who plays what? I am a Bagpiper, first instrument I ever played and is a kick in the pants. One reason for Sparpeople is to get in better shape to have more stamina to play longer. Oh ya to avoid Diabetes, lower blood pressure and so on and whatever. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:44:20 EST What's up with husbands and porn? Question for the guys. My husband who is 55 watches porn 2-4 times a week. Just for a short time. I assume, just long enough to .... you know. Yet we have no kissing, hugging, or physical intimacy hardly at all. I mean almost never. We have been married 7 months. Our dating relationship was great physically. And then...things just dropped off to almost never. I have brought up the lack of intimacy about 5 or 6 times and it ALWAYS ends with it being my fault. Reasons that are usually... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:22:34 EST What team do you pul for on Saturday and Sunday? I pull for the Arkansas Razorbacks, Henderson State Reddies, and Dallas Cowboys Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:15:20 EST Wow, another 3 points! 3 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:27:42 EST Favorite tv shows now Everyone has favorite tv shows from the past that are no longer on tv or are in syndication where you can watch them on some specialty channels or online through Crackle or stuff like that... <BR> <BR> I'm wondering what your favorite tv shows are these days out of what's currently on the tube? <BR> <BR> For me - I don't often watch tv, but when I do I like these shows. I don't have cable or satellite, just the rabbit ears! <BR> <BR> -Mad Men (although this is the last season for it) <BR... Thu, 1 May 2014 09:33:14 EST A character quiz... 1. If you could be one of the current superheros - who would you be? <BR> <BR> 2. What cartoon character most closely describes you? <BR> <BR> 3. What tv series character most closely identifies you? <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>-------------------- <BR> <BR> 1. Victor Creed (Wolverine's brother) <BR> <BR> 2. Bugs Bunny <BR> <BR> 3. I've been told at work I'm most like Don Draper from Mad Men...I'm actually a lot more... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:19:01 EST What's playing in your car/walkman/radio right now In the car: Weckl/Oliver new disc "Convergence" <BR> <BR> In the walkman: Tegan & Sara "Heart Throb" <BR> <BR> (note: not being an Apple fan I don't use the word "iPod" - I'm a Sony fan so Walkman it is) <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:02:20 EST Beard or cleanskin Gents, <BR> <BR> Do you maintain some growth on your face or go for the cleanskin approach? <BR> <BR> I have a bead and think it looks good, far lower maintenance than shaving everyday. Also matches my fur singlet. <BR> <BR> Tom Sun, 2 Mar 2014 01:48:21 EST Train at Home or the Gym? I was wonder how many train at home vs. the gym. I have a gym membership, but I train at home 95% of the time. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:00:04 EST Hot sauce. Yes or no Absolutely on everything. Texas Pete (made in N.C. Ironically) or Tabasco Asian sweet and sour. Tue, 21 May 2013 03:43:09 EST Things that bug you Randomly speaking.... <BR> <BR> 1. People who start sentences with "So...." <BR> 2. Saying hello to strangers and they look at you like you just puked on the sidewalk <BR> 3. Walking behind someone in a shopping mall who suddenly stops <BR> 4. People driving who cut in front of you but then do not accelerate to the speed of traffic <BR> 5. People who assume instead of communicating <BR> 6. People who don't reply to emails when selling something online <BR> 7. Hornets, wasps, mosquitos, black... Thu, 9 May 2013 13:07:52 EST Hobbies that you really love I've been a drummer forever and recently was selected over many in an audition for a band. <BR> <BR> It's great getting back into it - it's a hobby that really makes a difference for me. It's a great workout since two band practices now have been just over 4hrs each (not to mention lugging gear) - but it's a soul-ful connection with what I'm doing that makes me feel good. <BR> <BR> I'd even choose music over women anyday - and that's the the only thing that knocks women out of the top choi... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:47:47 EST Skirts or Pants? Sorry to intrude on your Guy's Lounge, I have a question I want to ask you (men) because I had a disagreement about it in the Ladies' Lounge. <BR> <BR> Do you prefer to see women wearing skirts or pants? Which do you find more femine and more likely to draw your attention? <BR> <BR> Ok. I'm going now.... Tue, 8 May 2012 20:45:31 EST Why Do Girls Post In Here? Okay seriously, just about every single other forum is utterly dominated by women. Now the Guys' Lounge is being crashed? I'm sort of tempted to create a thread about penis size just so we have a guy conversation. Sorry, just a petty rant on my part. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 15:17:47 EST 2015 Spanglishese Rainbow Edition... <em>437</em> <BR> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:38:15 EST Bonus Points I got 5 extra bonus points today. What did you get. Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:40:32 EST Spark Points How in the world can someone get 5,000 spark points in a month? I can only get a max of 90 in a day. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:58:21 EST When I was a kid..... We were only in the house for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There was no cd's, video games, or compters. <BR> If you had a TV it was black and white and only on at night. There were no seat belts in cars! Most of our toy's were hand made. Fast food did not exist. The government did not protect us from everything, and we are still alive!! <BR> Sat, 17 Apr 2010 16:43:50 EST Three points, is three points I have to get points so I can catch up with my wife. <BR> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 21:35:05 EST Weather Today? Unusually Wram Weather in Wisconsin thsi Week. <BR> Low to Mid 70's with Sun the next 4 days. Average Temp for our Area in late March is 47 degrees. We will take it! Wed, 31 Mar 2010 13:54:21 EST I get three points for this? I get three points for posting a message- how cool is that <BR> So I have to post 400 more messages to get to my next trophy..hmmm Wed, 28 Oct 2009 20:26:49 EST Wheel points 2 today Wed, 10 Dec 2008 08:12:50 EST Exercise Today? Who did what? Anyone get in some good exercise today? <BR> <BR> Denise and I just got back from a quick bike ride back into the mountains. We actually got cut short cuz one of the many giant redwood trees fell and blocked the trail. We thought about climing over it, but if we slipped we reisked falling or losing our bikes down a 75 ft canyon. And neither of us were in the mood to risk our bikes! lol <BR> <BR> Anyway, a good ride, burned just over 600 calories and enjoyed the gorgeous surrou... Sun, 19 Mar 2006 20:06:21 EST