SparkPeople SparkPeople Fast Break Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=63 Just started the program and looking for support? Meet others who are also in the “Fast Break” stage. SparkPeople SparkPeople Fast Break Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=63 When will people notice the loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=42101584 Have lost 26lbs the past couple of months and can really feel the difference in more ways than one. I think it's strange that nobody seems to notice except for a very few. <BR> You would think when you lose 10% of your body weight more people would notice. <BR> It's a team effort at our house with my wife losing 16lbs in the same amount of time and she says absolutely no one at work has commented on it. <BR> <BR> We are trying a permanent change in our diet & eating habits for ourselves, but... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:19:02 EST Good Morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=42098278 Hello ! <BR> I am glad to be here, and am looking forward to making positive changes in my life. I am always looking for others to walk lifes journeys on , so if your looking for that too, send me a message <BR> Have a great day and happy sparking! <BR> ~Sarah Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:03:25 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=41928471 I've been on Sparkpeople for years and while I've lost and gained weight, I'm dedicated to creating a lifestyle that will result in me keeping off the weight and staying healthy! <BR> <BR> Any advice, support, friend adds, etc. are welcome! I'd especially love to hear from people who are also in Montana! I recently moved to Missoula, MT and I'd love to make some friends who are also on here! Sun, 28 May 2017 17:05:20 EST BIGGEST LOSER SUMMER CAMP CHALLENGE INVITATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=41693583 BLC34 - SUMMER CAMP IS REGISTERING NOW! <BR> <BR> The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is an 8 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 10+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. <BR> <BR> What is it YOU need to reach your goals? <BR> Do you need lots of SUPPORT, to be CHALLENGED, to focus on NUTRITION, EXERCISE, or some combination of the above? ... Wed, 3 May 2017 16:56:58 EST Fast Break goal - avoid snoozing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=41521732 Hey all! So, one of my Fast Break goals is to get up without hitting the snooze button. I've got a really bad habit of snoozing until my alarm has had enough and won't let me any more. Anyone else struggle to break the snooze button habit and how did you manage it? Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:50:56 EST geography http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=41403864 What city and state do you live? Wed, 5 Apr 2017 21:43:42 EST stop smoking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=41339635 Hello everyone, this week marks 3 weeks on Chantix, and 2 weeks smoke free. I feel great no side effects and so proud of myself. At first I thought it was never going to work for me, as my quit date approached I was still smoking and calling myself a failure, last Monday woke up as usual made my coffee and bam no Cigarette to go with my coffee, continued this and right now I don't even have the desire to smoke Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:49:17 EST Really sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=41054243 Really sore today from my training yesterday, really just want to stay home and take a break but I'm gonna go to the gym and do the treadmill and hot tub to help my sore muscles, that'll feel nice. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone, has a great weekend, stay active, stay focused, good luck!!! Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:11:06 EST Fast start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=41001315 Today is day 1, please wish me success. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:30:59 EST First Day with Fast Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40944706 I've been on SparkPeople for 4 weeks and I love it! So today I decided to join this wonderful community and see where life takes me next! I am 1/3 of the way to my weight loss goal already thanks inpart to what I've learned about myself as well as nutrition on these pages!! Thanks for being here for me, I really appreciate all the support, advice, and motivation from everyone of you !!! <em>593</em> Thu, 9 Feb 2017 20:22:59 EST Happy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40910158 Good Morning I'm looking for a spark buddy. Sun, 5 Feb 2017 09:01:26 EST how to change to diabetic goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40830708 I had my page set for diabetes then changed it. Now I think it best to have the diabetic goals in front of my eyes. How do I change and what should I change on my page. thanks. Carol Thu, 26 Jan 2017 01:21:17 EST Anyone starting out looking for a buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40708146 I'm just starting out, slowly with fast break goals and looking for people to chat to <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> This is my 3rd day of doing 10 minutes exercise, drinking enough water and eating a piece of fruit - all of which for me are big changes. <BR> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:36:47 EST Decided to Follow the Format http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40698880 So far, I've followed Sparkpeople in a hit or miss fashion. My goal is to be more astringent to the Spark program and see how far I can get. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:51:33 EST Any Vegans Among Us? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40697756 Hey guys! I've been on and off of Spark for about 8 years. Last time I left because Spark was taking up way too much of my time! I would lose so much time posting and being on the message boards, and not nearly enough time actually exercising and eating right. <BR> <BR> Since then, I've gone vegan, became a cyclist, yogi, semi runner and work out at least 6 times a week. I finally feel like I'm in a place to bring Spark back into my life, without getting too caught up. <BR> <BR> The only ... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:27:14 EST What keeps you motivated? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40643109 It's easy to be motivated at the start of something new, but what do you do to keep it going? My issue is that after a month or so, I start to slow down, get frustrated and revert to old habits. This just isn't about eating or being healthy. It seems to be a pattern in general. <BR> <BR> So how do you keep it fresh? Mon, 2 Jan 2017 12:30:22 EST Where? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40641894 Where do I find the place to choose Spark Breaks? Mon, 2 Jan 2017 09:36:32 EST SparkDiet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40600521 Hi! I used this site a few years back and remember that back then I had the option of signing up for the SparkDiet. It had a few stages and different strategies within those stages. Does anyone know where I can find it again? I've looked around the website, but can't seem to find a link to it. <BR> Thanks in advance! Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:01:54 EST How do you measure your progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40461354 I measure my progress in a few ways. <BR> <BR> 1 - How I feel. Do I feel better today after eating better and exercising? <BR> 2 - Do I have more energy? <BR> 3 - Am I sleeping better? <BR> 4 - Do I feel happier and more patient? <BR> 5 - Am I having more fun in general? <BR> 6 - Do I feel like I have accomplished something for today? <BR> <BR> I try to check in everyday with myself otherwise I have the ability shut down and ignore until one day I look up and I have gone completely off the ... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:08:51 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40448149 Have a fantastic Thursday! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:55:26 EST Third day moving forward on Fast Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40441615 This is my third day and It really feels nice to know that I have a place like SparkPeople to go to that will have someone online or was online recently and that gives me hope and support. <BR> <BR> I am so thankful for all of the comments and posts, they truly help. <em>9</em> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:33:00 EST Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40406666 Trying to stay motivated when having 200 pounds to lose. Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:46:08 EST Is anyone doing the 30-day Keto Diet Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40247287 I'm just getting back into Keto after a stint off the wagon. I'm doing the Keto Diet Challenge (found here: https://ketodietapp.com/Challenges) as a way to stay accountable. <BR> <BR> My boyfriend is doing it with me, which makes things a lot easier! <BR> <BR> Who else is participating, and is there a group for that? <BR> Are you doing it alone or with a significant other/friend? <BR> What's your favorite recipe that you reach for all the time on the keto lifestyle? Tue, 1 Nov 2016 18:16:18 EST Biggest Loser Challenge - Winter season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40244419 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> One of my main motivators and sources of success is the Biggest Loser Challenge! We are ending our Fall session and starting to prepare for our Winter session. We have 10 teams of 24 and we work together on weekly nutrition and fitness challenges to keep you on track! <BR> <BR> You can sign up here: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Just join the team and add your name to the Winter sign up thread! <BR> <BR> Happy... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:35:08 EST My first day goal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40200519 I have one goal today. <BR> <BR> Do not stop for fast food. That simple. 1 step. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:34:05 EST First day Fast break http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=40025522 Since I have to spend the next 2 days on a clear liquid diet for a medical procedure, I'm not sure I've chosen the right time to start. But I did and Today's the day. It was going to be yesterday, but being a night owl, I forgot to check the time and it got past midnight before I posted. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling way overwhelmed and trust that I'm able to complete this. What the heck -- here goes --- Whee!!! Sun, 2 Oct 2016 03:40:19 EST a small victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39984834 i had a very horrid dr in july for my annual GYN visit. she was cruel and insulting..i totally understand that drs have a responsibility to speak with you if you are overweight, smoke, drink, do drugs, whatever. But this woman....called me fat, said i was going to die of a heart attack, criticized my GP for one of the meds i'm on (we worked VERY hard to get the right combo...i am "in remission" from late stage Lyme disease and have residual damage) and then, the clincher, that she was surpris... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:59:27 EST In Search Of Text/or Call Motivation Buddies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39837977 Hello I am Christina :) <BR> I am in search for some Text/or call motivation buddies! <BR> I am 19 and looking to lose about 50-56 pounds <BR> -But am finding it hard to get motivated. <BR> <BR> I am ready to get in shape and live a life with happiness and health, <BR> I want to enjoy my life without my weight getting in the way. <BR> <BR> I believe the more support I get, one day I can reach my goal weight of 180Ibs. <BR> so if you are interested in building a awesome friendship, mess... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 14:23:18 EST Diet Soda...Yay or Nay? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39833329 Just wondering... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 19:55:49 EST Loose Skin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39815199 This topic is something I never thought I'd write about. <BR> I'm 78 years old, and things change in our bodies, one was the loose skin on my forearms, wrinkle, I accepted, it's the age. Didn't really bother me, after all who cares if I have wrinkle skin on my arms. Anyway in the summer I spend more time weight training, as opposed to riding Me-Mover, or bicycle. I tend to go heavy duty sometimes with the weights because I remember I used to lift heavier. I increase weight after each set, the... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:17:57 EST Looking for a support friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39777018 Hi, I'm Kelly, I'm 39 years old, need to lose about 100 lbs. I'm looking for a support buddy to e-mail daily. I am positive and friendly person, who will support you too in all of your health goals. <BR> <BR> You can learn more about me @ KPHealthy4Life or just e-mail me. <BR> <BR> Thank you <BR> Kelly Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:02:59 EST Age Concern http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39775580 My age concern is absent when I workout, there's something about the moment, that time you are in the mind set of in that world that your body is working to overcome resistance, with weights, the wind when on a self powered vehicle. Age is the last thing I think about, it's a great feeling when you lift that weight that you couldn't not too long ago, the same process that happened many years ago, that many believe is over because of age. <BR> Well, it still happens, it still works, the more y... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:22:43 EST Juice feasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39763145 I am on day 22 of what I am hoping will be 90 to 100 day juice fast. I had been on weight watchers and followed the plan, meaning sticking to my points, but I did not lose very much weight. I think I lost 4 pounds in 6 months. I have eaten a vegan diet for about 5 years and have been a vegetarian for over 10.Being vegan doesn't equate to healthy. There are plenty of vegan potato chips out there, and did you know Oreo cookies are vegan? Thanks a lot Mr. Christie. <BR> <BR> I am so determined... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:31:21 EST I'm not sure... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39671978 I'm not sure where my motivation has gone. I'm not sure why I eat when I don't really want to. I'm not sure why I am completely incapable of saying NO to food cravings right now. I'm not sure why I don't make the most of my time each day. <BR> <BR> I AM sure that this isn't the life I want to live. I AM sure that I need to start changing NOW! Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:17:42 EST DIET MITIVATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39665581 I am in need of some motivation with my diet and ideas for meals Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:30:17 EST No appetite http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39591038 Been through a lot of health issues, a big one being PTSD and anxiety issues from that. I lost my appetite for food. I also had an ulcer for a few months. I lost some weight during this time, which was the only good thing. BUT now food is foreign to me and scary. How can I get back into eating bc I am worn out from the malnutrition? On a fixed budget and often having to buy for the whole household (3 adults and a child, one a roommate who will NEVER give up bad eating habits and thats his c... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 15:05:57 EST Eating Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39393921 So anyone have experience here...eating most of my calories at night after a day high activity. Is my body burning muscle because of this? I'm just not hungry till night time. Also, if I don't eat more than 1200 calories am I just losing muscle? Is my body unable to go into a fat burning mode? I'm 125 lbs and had hip surgery due to an overuse of running hip injury (labral tear in the hip). I have lost SO much body strength and seem to have gained a bunch of fat or lose skin or flab in hips, t... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 17:03:57 EST Accountability & Healthy eating buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39332095 Hello, I am Emily. I am a 28 year old office worker in Dublin, Ireland. I am new to SP and hoping to get out of my rut by meeting people who are in the same boat as I am. I am hoping to lose around 43lbs and start eating healthier. I have tried numerous times by myself but I keep getting great bursts of energy and motivation, then slacking off and eating everything around me. Vicious circle! <BR> I have a fitbit HR, which I have synced to account and I use myfitnesspal for foods as it recogn... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:16:43 EST How to get on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39314954 When stress levels from being a care giver are so bad Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:22:54 EST Looking for new friends :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39258894 Well, I am doing this since it is part of my Sparkcoach activity for today but I am looking for people who have a lot of weight to lose like me! We can help encourage, motivate, and cheer each other on! Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:05:10 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39237064 I have the motivation to lose this weight, but can't seem to ever stay on track. I have been a yo-yo dieter for many years. I need help. Nothing works for me long term and now I can't seem to get going. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:33:57 EST So mad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=39010658 My brother feel again at the hospital Fri, 13 May 2016 23:26:46 EST Prayers please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38985624 Needing prayers for my brother Tue, 10 May 2016 23:21:15 EST Help! Any one else trying to avoid coffee?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38939320 Coffee seems to be my problem right now. I can stay under my calorie limit . . . unless I give in and have a cup of coffee (with cream and sugar). After that, I seem to fall off the wagon and eat things I shouldn't. <BR> <BR> This seems ridiculous, but I love coffee and can't figure out why satisfying that craving would wreck the rest of the day. Any suggestions? Thu, 5 May 2016 10:12:12 EST Overwhelmed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38933629 No clue what I'm sup posed to do to get started! Overwhelmed! Wed, 4 May 2016 18:34:15 EST Clean eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38908874 Calculate my calories eat clean exercise 3xs per week sometimes more. No thyroid problems but have not lost an ounce. Been ketogenic for 2 weeks lost 2 lbs grr Sun, 1 May 2016 20:26:00 EST I'm learning to depend on myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38889318 I have realized that it all comes down to your security in knowing that you are enough. I have grown kids who are busy with their own struggles and jobs and sometimes I feel so lonely. I have realized that it will be ok and it is alright to feel lonely at times. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:53:08 EST What's easiest, losing weight or maintenance goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38794225 I have 75 more pounds to lose before reaching goal, but from past experience I've learned losing weight is easier for me because I'm learning a new way of eating and learning how to adapt both in my lifestyle. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:55:10 EST Wishing it was easier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38775784 to take care of family members who have had a stroke and masses Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:17:00 EST tracking grams of sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38669182 Is there any way to track grams of sugar? I went to track other nutrients and didn't see anything. I have recently eliminated sugar and I wanted to see how many grams of sugar I am eating from my diet without added sugar. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 08:29:16 EST reading "the power of habit" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38586041 Is anyone else reading this? Have you replaced any habits? I'm getting started on spark and am half way through this book. Just fishing for success stories to inspire me. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:31:32 EST My struggle is over, I am in HARMONY with myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38558182 Lost one pound today! Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:12:25 EST Meal replacement drinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38446757 So my friend started her diet same time I did. 2 weeks ago. I have lost 5 pounds and she has lost 14 pounds. I am sticking to what has worked before ,tracking calories and keeping a calorie deficit of 1000 to lose 2 pounds each week. She drinks her veggie smoothie 3 times a day. I do feel a little discouraged because she had such a dramatic weight loss. Wed, 9 Mar 2016 16:47:27 EST Making Small Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38445437 In order for me to get the results that I want I am going to have to make better choices when it comes to food. I have done better today than all the other days that I have been on this diet. I'm still struggling a little with breakfast but will make a better choice tomorrow. Wed, 9 Mar 2016 13:17:38 EST 2 weeks not smoking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38148944 Hi. Thanks for having me and listening.I quit smoking 14 days ago and this morning I lit a cigarette and then threw it away. It tasted OK. I was hoping for horrible, but it wasn't. I feel bad now, but am just going to carry on like it didn't happen. I want to smoke more now than the first few days. I caught a terrible cold and couldn't breathe at all, never mind smoke, so was into it before I really realized...I haven't been able to breathe or do things that I used to do and knew I had ... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 12:07:36 EST Learn to say no http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38118697 The hardest thing for those on a weight loss journey is to say no. I am working hard on this and yesterday I was able to do that. Now the consistency begins <BR> Fri, 5 Feb 2016 10:03:24 EST Not overweight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=38038344 On reading about BMI I have come to the conclusion that I am not overweight at all. I am just 1 ft 2 inches too short. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:58:34 EST Today's Choice: Quit Smoking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=37947984 Has anyone ever bartered with God before? I just went through something physical that was extremely painful and I have been an on-and-off-again smoker for 30 years. That has been my biggest struggle, which has caused some of the weight gain over the years. While I am not making excuses for this poor choice of mine in the past, I am declaring to all my Spark People friends that today is my last day of smoking. I literally made a pact with God that if I got better, I would seriously make ch... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 19:04:36 EST Activity tracker advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=37579381 Hi. <BR> I'm looking to buy an activity tracker. I'm hoping that I could get some advice about which to get. I'm looking for one that I can clip on as I can't wear watches at college. Oh and it has to sync to android as I don't have a computer. <BR> Thanks! Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:37:33 EST Link for spark fast break--stage 1,2,3,4? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=37559934 I did the fast break steps before a few years back. anyone know how to access them on this site? Tue, 24 Nov 2015 23:58:20 EST Tips for getting up without hitting snooze http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=37384408 Hi Sparkpeople community! I set a fast break goal for the week to get up without hitting the snooze button. I am notorious for hitting the snooze button, even when I have gotten plenty of sleep. I am looking for tips on how to get myself out of bed when that alarm goes off and resisting the urge to stay cuddled in my warm bed now that the mornings are starting to get colder. How do you guys get out of bed in the morning without hitting snooze? Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:30:28 EST weight management control http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=37139299 HOW CAN I KEEP MY WEIGHT FROM BOUNCING AROUND HERE THERE EVERYWHERE. I LOSE THEN I GAIN AND ITS MAKING MY SELF ESTEEM GO DOWN. I DONT HAVE THAT DRIVE I HAD BEFORE AND IM FEELING DISCOURAGED IN WHETHER I WILL LOSE THE WEIGHT AND FEEL GREAT. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:15:38 EST Good Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=37100504 I am happy to get a good report from my Cardiologist. <em>334</em> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:29:17 EST Who has issues staying under sodium level? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=37052262 Anyone else been watching their sodium intake? I started recording then a few days in I did the evaluate nutrition for the day and it said my sodium was high. I went back and noticed the other days it was high too. What's a good alternative? I obviously like meals with salt. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:49:15 EST Sparks food tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=37030113 Anyone know of a way to change the sparks food tracker? or is it a one size fits all kind of deal? I like the tracker that My Fitness Pal uses, where I can log in my calories as breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, etc. as I go during the day, rather than a lump sum of my calories at the end of the day, (because I don't write it all down/keep a food journal and will forget to put in some of my calories). So I've been forgetting/neglecting to log in my calories here on sparks. Any help or answers... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:29:22 EST Warm lemon water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=36858245 I'm trying to drink a cup of warm lemon water first thing every morning. Day #1 success! Thu, 6 Aug 2015 02:03:15 EST WEIGH-INS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=36835723 My fitness trainer wants weekly weigh-ins, but I hate scales and I DO NOT WANT TO WEIGH IN WEEKLY. What would you do, or what would you tell your trainer? I already had 1 good week, and then I had 1 bad week and I am still in a slump from the bad week. HELP! PLEASE!!! Sun, 2 Aug 2015 15:40:04 EST Advice for type 2 diabetic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=36633171 What is the best advice you have for losing weight if you have type 2 diabetes? Wed, 1 Jul 2015 21:36:00 EST Over 200 Pounds to Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=36627382 I am just getting started back on this fitness journey and I have a long road ahead. I am going to need to stay motivated for the journey and I need to make new buddies along the way. If you'd like to join me on my journey then add me! I'm starting out at about 440 pounds and have about 275 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight of 165. LOL it's kind of funny... I have to lose and overweight person worth of pounds lol. I'll be blogging and venting and sharing probably TMI but it's the only wa... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:40:39 EST Support System http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=36588714 Hey guys, Something came to mind today. I always try to find people to add to my friends list but, it seems like its hard to find active people on this website. Alot of SP Pages are from 2013 ect. So, if you active NOW and you want support NOW.. Add me as a friend!! We need all the support we can get! Im here for you guys!! Love you all, and lets get this weight loss journey accomplished with the thoughts and ideas of others!! Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:31:38 EST What are your fast break goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=36446940 My fast break goals are: <BR> <BR> To eat at least 2 fruits/veggies a day <BR> To take a walk each day <BR> To read one success story each day. <BR> <BR> I'm starting today so wish me luck :) <BR> <BR> I would love to hear what other people have chosen as their fast break goals. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 09:13:29 EST Starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=36421894 Hi, I just listened to Spark Guy's message on spark coach and was moved to tears. I love how supportive this program is. My fast break goals are get 8 hours of sleep, drink 8 glasses of water, and go for a walk every day. I read a book - can't remember the name right now - where it said that there are keystone habits; that if you can implement a keystone habit that other habits fall in place. I think for me a keystone habit is sleep. My entire day is better when I go to bed early and wake up ... Fri, 29 May 2015 12:50:56 EST I lost 8 lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=36353523 My first week I managed to lose 8 lbs! I know its not going to be like that very often but what a great start right? Tue, 19 May 2015 02:24:20 EST Routine stops on Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=36279686 After logging in, what are your routine places you check each time on the Spark People site? I'm new and am curious. Thanks. Sat, 9 May 2015 04:57:21 EST Slow and Steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=35961009 I am trying to walk for at least thirty minutes each day, but the pain in my right leg has gotten extreme. So, until I can get new and better walking shoes, I am peddling on the stationary bike. I am not really sure which is more important, the time or the distance. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I peddled four miles. This morning, I peddled two miles. I intend to peddle at least that many more this evening. <BR> <BR> Also, I wonder, what is the "best" shoe to invest in for walking...I don't see ... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:21:19 EST Absolutely http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=35280446 Naps are the best thing ever! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 23:51:35 EST Do you have a plan for Halloween? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=34795230 one of my fast break goals this week is to take any leftover candy AWAY from here on the 1st of november so i'm not tempted! how about you? Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:14:23 EST Meatless DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=34572037 My husband is recommending one day a week due to some health issues with my liver. Going to check with doc on Monday just to be sure. Any feedback would be appreciated <em>304</em> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:37:08 EST Looking for tips on getting 8 hours sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=34484795 Greetings to SPFB ers! <BR> <BR> I have a tough time stopping and going to bed and getting meeting my goal of 8 hours sleep. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Tips? Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:48:10 EST What motivates you to make changes in your life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=34035207 Let your fellow <em>223</em> 's know what motivates (or motivated) you to make changes in your life. <BR> <BR> I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of being overweight - whether considered healthy or unhealthy. I want to move more, do more, explore more than I was able to do when my life was so sedentary; and I had awful eating habits. <BR> <BR> I want to be a healthier, happier, thinner person! Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:21:57 EST What do you do at night to AVOID eating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=31471412 Looking for ideas to find victory over my worst habit! Thanks! Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:55:15 EST Motivational quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=29439259 "Take care of your body - it's the only place you have to live." <BR> Jim Rohne Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:43:46 EST Favorite thing about losing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=20212278 I have so many but the one I was thinking about this morning is just being able to cut my toenails! Thu, 1 Jul 2010 09:52:31 EST Looking for Diet Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=63&imparent=5143933 Hello I started Sparkpeople a few months ago...started out strong and then lost my way...let myself get off track with everyday life events. <BR> <BR> I'm back and just as determined as ever..don't want to let myself get way-layed again. Would really love to meet and share with others on the same journey! Think this will take a lot of support! Sun, 18 Feb 2007 08:43:52 EST