SparkPeople Lesbian Singles Team Messageboard Single people can meet for you desire, as well as support one other for weight loss. SparkPeople Lesbian Singles Team Messageboard Introduce Yourself: Lets Make Friends Hey everyone! My name is Sydney and I am currently in graduate school in Ohio. I have been overweight my entire life and I am ready to take control! I would love to meet new people and create motivational bonds because I truly need it! Can't wait to get to know all you wonderful people :) Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:37:18 EST Florida Women I don't know if this warrants a new topic or if it has already been covered, but how many of ya'll are from Florida or live in Florida and where abouts? I live in an area that appears to be devoid of lesbians, I only get to see them on T.V., lol <em>198</em> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:53:53 EST Hello!! How is everybody? My name is Janie and I am new to this group. I am hoping to make friends. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:25:22 EST Hello from Illionis Hi. I am new to the team and being lesbian/bi. I am wanting to take my sexuality were its never really been before. I have very limited experiance with other women and have been single for 5 yrs of my own choice. I was married for 10 yrs and have 3 wonderful sons. I love my childern and am glad that I have them, but was never happily married or fulfilled in the rrelationship. I got divoreced and made more bad choices in men.. I am so tired of being alone and lonely but I am from a small town ... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:54:00 EST Hi from Seattle Checking in to introduce myself. I'm 54 and live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am one month in to my goal of losing 50 lbs. - 8 so far. Biggest motivation is postponing knee replacement as long as possible. I really appreciate the Spark tools, I keep finding new ones. Take care everyone! Thu, 5 Sep 2013 01:16:44 EST Where is all the sexy lesbians? LOL, Elk City, OK. But planning to move somewhere hopefully soon...I began my journey on August 21, 2013. I have a long way to go (and a short time to get there...) LOL...If anyone knows the name of that song, you are ok in my book! LOL! :D Fri, 23 Aug 2013 05:13:20 EST New from Long Island I just joined Spark today.. hello :) Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:52:24 EST Hey Ladies Hello Im 34 and single residing in the great northwest. I just graduated with my Human Services Degree a few days ago. Will be continuing through the summer to finish up my internship. I am focused on a healthier lifestyle. Eating right and staying healthy rather than the traditional college life style (lots of caffeine, fast food and snacks). I've been single less than a week and I'm choosing not to eat away my pain. I'll just work out. So that's where I'm at and who I am. A kinda but not re... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 15:06:46 EST Hi Just saying hello to the group! ^^ Sat, 8 Jun 2013 17:00:20 EST Janelle Hi, I'm Janelle. I live in Oklahoma, and I am an assistant preschool teacher finishing my Bachelor's degree. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:44:22 EST where is everyone from? hi from mass <em>437</em> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 13:26:03 EST Hello from PA! Hi everyone! I love that there are so many little groups to fit into on SP to help out on our weight loss journeys! <BR> <BR> I'm Claire, and I'm from Western PA, from where the gays are scarce. Boo! Anyways, just wanted to say hello, and feel free to stop by anytime! Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:42:43 EST Namaste from Minnesota Namaste, ladies. I'm Dee in Minnesota. I'm not new to SP, but here again as part of a holistic approach to reach my goal weight and maintain it. After a lot of soul searching, I've realized that my weight has kept me from jobs, dates, social activities and other things I want in life. I told one person I felt like I was living the same life I did in high school (including working a similar job and driving the same car, even...). Keeping in mind I'm 32. <BR> <BR> To facilitate the major life... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:05:20 EST Hello from PA Hi everyone! I recently moved to PA from Sweden, where I've been living for the past 7 years. Strange to be back in the USA again with alllllll the choices in the stores, the traffic, the rush-rush atmosphere, and so on. It's going to take some time to re-adjust and get my bearings again. <BR> <BR> I've been a member of SP for a few years. Came 5 lbs from my goal 2 years ago, figured I was invincable I guess and began to eat like a "normal person," and put it all back on. So now I'm bac... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 20:06:43 EST Hello from Georgia! Hi everyone! <BR> I just joined the community after feeling like I lacked a good support group. My goal is to lose enough weight to enjoy an international trip filled with walking, hiking, and sight seeing. I am really excited to be apart of your group and I hope to learn a lot about myself while I'm here. <BR> Cherish Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:22:44 EST Anyone from the DC area? I am posting to a few of the Spark Teams to see if there is an interest in getting together and hanging out. The weather here has been incredible, let's get out more and enjoy it. There is so much to see and do around here, museums, parks, concerts, kid-friendly venues, etc... Drop me an email or reply to this thread if you are interested. Fri, 8 Jun 2012 11:14:28 EST Intent versus Default I am in a period of transition in my life. I am single and trying my best to focus on myself. This is a change, as in the past I would, most likely, be more focused on that 'next relationship'. I have met a couple of really nice folks, made some new connections and renewed old friendships. One of the most significant changes I have made is to be more aware of my decisions. In a way, I actually 'make' decisions, instead of just manuveuring through life on autopilot. In the past, if I was ... Wed, 16 May 2012 13:50:31 EST hello Hello im jen been sparking for about a month now. Just finding the lesbain community on here. look forward to chatting with you. i set a goal of 50 pds and im at about 16 or so. Im in Virginia 30 yrs old. first time i have actully tried dieting and had luck. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:28:57 EST Hi. Newbie from Oregon here. I'm Scaarlet. I'm 31 and from the Portland metro area. I just recently decided to be honest with myself and come out, leaving a husband of 9 years. I've known I was gay for a long time, but I thought I needed to be married and have kids. So here I am now, a mother of 4, looking for a partner who can look beyond my past and see me. I know that it won't be easy. I'm hoping to find friends and motivation here. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:58:00 EST Recommendation I am wanting to get a pair of Nike + shoes. The ones that will sync with my iPod. Any one have a recommendation of which ones are a good choice. I am clueless about this and there seems to be a billion types. Help please! Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:31:42 EST Hi from Tennessee Hi Im new here and looking to make some great friends. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:29:29 EST Hi from TN I'm from middle TN and I started my weight loss journey back on November 7th. I've lost 18 lbs so far and would like to loose 150 total. I'm here for the long haul and I'm doing my best to make everyday count towards the end result!! I did have a tough week durning Christmas and gained 3.2 lbs. I now have the test of New Years eve and I WILL loose this week!!! Looking forward to this journey!!! Thu, 29 Dec 2011 13:15:55 EST Hello from FL Hello, <BR> I am new to this site. I am amazed and happy to have found this site. I hope it will jump start some success. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:41:01 EST Hello from TN I am Sherry from Middle Tn. I am 44 and restarting my journy yet again.. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:14:14 EST What are you comfortable with (girlfriend topic) I'm curious to know... are you more comfortable with meeting someone your size (big or small)? Are you ok with a long distance relationship? What do you prefer when looking for that special "someone"? <BR> <BR> <BR> I personally don't mind long distance relationships as long as we talk BUT ever since I've gained some weight, I don't feel as comfortable dating as I used to... What about everybody else? Mon, 7 Nov 2011 15:21:46 EST Just For Fun: Top 5 Feel free to post your own Top 5 of whatever the last person chose or create a new Top 5 :) <BR> <BR> Top 5 Celebrity Crushes: <BR> 1. Jillian Michaels <BR> 2. Pink <BR> 3. Alex Kingston <BR> 4. Clea Duvall (especially in But I'm A Cheerleader) <BR> 5. Jillian Michaels (because she's definitely hot enough to be on here twice ;) Sat, 5 Nov 2011 01:22:35 EST How Goes It? Hey there! My name is Rachel. I'm new on here and I just wanted to introduce myself. I hope everyone has a wonderful evening :) Sun, 9 Oct 2011 19:40:18 EST Hheey My name's Paige, I'm 19. I live in south Texas, but I'm not too fond of it though. I'm overweight, though I don't look it very much because I'm tall. I just had gastric sleeve surgery 2 weeks ago, and I've lost 27 lbs already. I got on Sparkpeople to track my weight, and fitness goals. Annddddd on top of all that I'm a lesbian. I love ladies, haha. :) Sat, 17 Sep 2011 16:38:23 EST BACK-2-SEXY SUMMER CHALLENGE (JULY 1ST-SEPT 1ST) Ok ladies let's get to it. Its summer and we need a challenge. Let's get back to sexy! <BR> <BR> This challenge is as follows.... <BR> <BR> It is based on 2 factors Weight-loss and Fitness Minutes! <BR> <BR> *****PRIZE***** <BR> We will have two winners and the Winners will receive a BACK-2-SEXY SUMMER CHALLENGE SHIRT from me at the end (unless I win lol) <BR> <BR> Starts July 1st (SAT) <BR> You will report back every Fri with your weigh-ins and fitness minutes. <BR> I will keep track ... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 01:09:56 EST new..kinda! Hello everyone! i had joined sparkpeople about a year ago but never really got into it and all it can offer. I now am more focused and ready to start working on a healthier me. I am set out to lose alittle less than 100lbs. I am well on my way. If anyone has fun workouts or different things that work for them id love to hear them! and always looking for a sparkbuddy thanks everyone :) Fri, 3 Jun 2011 00:55:14 EST Single frem Detroit MI Hi ladies! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this whole web weight loss thing. I have lost about 90lbs within the past year and I am hoping to lose 50 more! I am currently looking for alady in my area to get to know that has some of the same goals in mind ;) <BR> <BR> - Aliahnah Sat, 21 May 2011 19:31:16 EST In the burbs of Chi-Town Anyone else out here? Just wanted to come on and say hi. I'm in one of the south suburbs of Chicago and surprise surprise, it's crazy hard to find gay/lesbian people out there. I swear I have no gay friends :( Anyone else in my area that longs for fellow lesbians as friends? Fri, 8 Apr 2011 15:15:48 EST Single in Ottawa, Canada Hey everyone! <BR> Well, I'm new to the site and new to the team. My name is Chrisy and I'm a 27 year old government drone/artist from Ottawa, Canada. I've been single and dating for way too long and I'm starting to wonder if I'm ever going to have the opportunity to have a long term serious relationship in this city! <BR> I gained some weight due to medications I've been on and I'm hoping to lose it again and get back into my old sexy clothes. <BR> Anyway, just saying hello. :) Tue, 5 Apr 2011 12:07:00 EST Single Once Again My name is Nicole, 27 from Seattle. I lost 50 lbs in about 3 months last Spring, but after losing a job I gained all but 10 or so lbs back. I am starting back at the gym (in week 3) and eating better so I am hoping to get back on track. I think I was part of this group awhile back, figured I would try again now that I am newly single. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:14:59 EST Hello Hey Girls, <BR> <BR> I'm new to SP so I hope I'm doing this right. lol I love the website and am looking forward <BR> to losing some weight and feeling healthy. (I'm too young to feel this old ;) Mother Nature gave two strikes against me: short stature and an insatiable appetite for buttered popcorn. Needless to say, it's gotten more difficult to lose weight as I've grown older. I've looked at <BR> a few groups and like your's the best. It seems like a nice group of gals. You are very <... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 16:28:26 EST I'll be back ... Just dropping in to say howdy. Anybody from the Chicago area? Will check out the team more when I get a bit more time ... Later <em>213</em> Sat, 5 Mar 2011 14:06:28 EST Workin' it in California. Hi! I'm Kat! I'm turning 30 this year (and still unsure as to how I feel about *that*), and live just across the bay from "sunny" San Francisco. Last year, just after my mom died, I got in to competitive athletic events (though, I don't really compete against anyone except myself), and did a number of bike races, ocean swims, and even a half marathon! This year, my goal is a triathlon, as well as to loose the extra 30+ pounds that's been hanging out with me for the past few years! Tue, 22 Feb 2011 00:40:29 EST Orlando bound Hey everyone! I'm not new to spark, in fact I made a new page that I deleted because I found my old page, lol. (I was Rainbowbryte11) I'm hoping to lose as much weight as I can before I move to Florida in May.Currently I'm in college right now in Wisconsin and cant wait to escape to the warm weather lol. I'm just getting over a recent break up, although we are remaining best friends.Its time to get my life back in order and hopefully along the way I can meet some great people here! Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:18:25 EST Hi Everyone!!! Hey everyone, im new and re-commiting to getting back in shape :) Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:54:56 EST Hello Everyone :) I am new here and very excited to loose my extra weight (about 60lb), I think this is what I really need in order to feel better and fully enjoy my life. <BR> <BR> How is it going with you girls? Is it working? Fri, 14 Jan 2011 13:14:34 EST weight loss buddy Hi all :) I'm wondering if anyone was interested in being weight loss buddies? We could email back and forth and support each other. I'm hoping with a buddy I'll be more successful and also would be helping a friend as well :) Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:14:01 EST Hello, everyone... Hi, I just joined Spark yesterday and want to drop by to introduce myself to this great group. Well, my name is Tanna. I'm twenty-something, Asian, and live in Europe. Nice to meet you all. Sat, 4 Dec 2010 17:44:16 EST Good Morning Susan from Tidewater Virginia drop by to leave a few words of encouragement for everyone Fri, 10 Sep 2010 11:42:25 EST Sexy Fall Challenge Discussion Hello ladies, please use this forum to discuss everything regarding the challenge :) <BR> <BR> September 7th, wake up in the AM and weigh yourself, post it on the board and let's begin!! wooo!!! <BR> <BR> MORE DETAILS: <BR> SEXY FALL CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> Ok ladies...this challenge will officially start September 7th after the labor day weekend. Sorry it is late and did not start right on Sept. 1st. <BR> <BR> <BR> For this challenge we will track two things: <BR> <BR> 2 win... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 21:34:24 EST Sexy Fall Challenge 2010 (Sept-Dec) Save this thread for copy/pasting results only, <BR> if you want to discuss or obtain more info on the challenge you may do so in the Sexy Fall Challenge discussion thread or private message me! Please join!!! Even if it's after Sept 7th, join at any time! <BR> <BR> If you want to join the challenge, copy/paste the following and reply to the thread... <BR> each week come back and edit your message to update your results, do not copy/paste a new chart each time, only copy/paste this chart o... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 20:43:51 EST Hurting My knees and my right wrist is hurting. Any suggestions on what kind of work out to do tonight? Tue, 10 Aug 2010 19:10:21 EST Just saying hello/new as of today I was hoping to find an online healthy and fitness support group just for lesbians and I was happy when I found this one. I am looking forward to dating again in the future and - right now- looking forward to accomplishing lots of goals. <BR> <BR> I am goal oriented and have managed to succeed in most everything -- except finding that "special one" (that takes the Goddess of Love smiling down on you!) and continually maintaining healthy living. This is my turn around year and I feel positi... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:23:29 EST hello everyone My name is Tanya. I am 26. I am ashamed that I have let myself get so big. I have about 200lbs to lose before i am healthy weight :( Sun, 25 Jul 2010 16:13:29 EST Exercise dvds... I'm curious, for those that use DVDs to exercise, which ones do you use? <BR> <BR> I've got the Biggest Loser Power Sculpt, Cardio Max, and Weight Loss Yoga. I've also got Jillian's 30 Day Shred *though I haven't done it...I'm watching it now to see what it all entails* and a Denise Austin dvd. Sun, 27 Jun 2010 22:37:25 EST SUMMER CHALLENGE Let's get it on ladies! Post your weighloss goal and let's kick it. Let's make this summer memorable. Since I'm the Challenge leader I will put my best foot forward. I will prpose to lose 35 lbs! Lets go!!! Thu, 20 May 2010 21:12:44 EST New to Spark =) Hey everyone! My name is Rachel, I'm 21 and completely new to Spark. Hopefully I can help motivate all of you like you seem to be doing for each other =) Thu, 6 May 2010 17:22:36 EST Hi I've been with SparkPeople off and on since 2007. My weight started at 195 pounds. I was able to get it down to about 185 which I maintained for 3 years. In Jan. of 2010 my partner of 5 1/2 years announced there was someone else in her life. I was totally blindsided and went into a deep depression. I have had no appetite since then and have steadily lost weight. My current weight is 142, which is a good weight for me since I am 5'6". Physically, I do feel better and everyone says I loo... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 07:46:47 EST Here I am... ready to go! I've gone back and forth for years with weight loss. I have a number of issues, and at only 29, it's rather frustrating. Some of them include PCOS, depression, exzema and sugar intolerances. That's just to name a few. So here I am, world. Ready to change! Tue, 6 Apr 2010 15:04:19 EST Hey Hi I new here. Just wanted to say that I didn't eat the brownies today!!! But I drank the dang beer. Hope everyone is having a good day! Fri, 2 Apr 2010 17:23:36 EST Hello! I hope everyone is having a gorgeous day! My name is Jessica and I live in western new york. I recently turned 30 and decided it was time to get serious about living a healthier lifestyle... so here I am :) I would like to lose weight and I most surely will when I am eating my best and exercising regularly, but my goal is really just to live as healthy as possible :) Fri, 19 Mar 2010 08:28:57 EST Holyoke YMCA Looking for excercise partner in Holyoke MA. Locutus Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:47:35 EST ... ... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 09:49:30 EST March Challenge! It's that time again ladies....we will be starting up a new challenge on March 1st!!! <BR> <BR> We will do something a little different this time, going with a points-based system - you can earn points by strength training (1 point for every set of an exercise with at least 8 reps), cardio (5 points for every 30 min of cardio), and 1 point for every fruit/veggie serving you eat! I also have some ideas for us to earn bonus points every week! We will compete as individuals, and the winner wi... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 11:42:12 EST Hello Hello my name is Amber im a 27 year old waitress from Davenport Iowa. Im to a point in my life where iI want to lose weight to where im able to things and feel comfortable doing them Fri, 29 Jan 2010 02:06:54 EST Hello! Sorry it has taken me so long to introduce myself. I am a little shy and backwards.LOL My name is Monica and I am from Florida. It is nice to meet everyone! Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:11:47 EST hello! im jeanie! nice to meet you :))) im new here. how are you? Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:50:20 EST Finally Starting Out Getting ramped up for a 3 month exercise routine and figured Spark could only help me out. Thu, 21 Jan 2010 11:18:42 EST Something fun if you have a min!! If you are bored and have a few min, i thought it might be fun to learn more about each other :) ... I posted this on another forum in another group...but i don't think any of the ladies here answered the questions!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get? <BR> <BR> 2. If you were an animal, what would you be and why? <BR> <BR> 3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your lifetime? <BR> <BR> 4. When you were littl... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 14:18:53 EST Shag ~ Marry ~ Dump Ok.... So Shar said make a thread!! We'll see what happens with this one :p <BR> <BR> However since Shar brought up the Thread i will make her answer the question first :) <BR> <BR> Rules of the game ~~~~~ <BR> <BR> List three names for them to chose from? (names from the group, celebrities, whoever you want!) <BR> <BR> The person answering he question must list which they would like to Shag, Marry and Dump... Also you must list why :) ... Have fun with it!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Ok Shar...... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 14:21:22 EST New challenge idea for Jan/Feb Ok is my new challenge idea, if you so choose to accept!! I will admit to stealing the idea from a friend, but I don't think she would mind...the Y she goes to did this in November. They called it a "lazy man's triathlon", the lazy part being they had a month to finish it! <BR> <BR> Now, the question is, how far do you want to go....a Full Ironman, Half Ironman, Olympic distance? (see here: <link><BR>dard_race_distances </link> ) I a... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 19:12:20 EST Hello from NH Hi, all, <BR> <BR> I've only been on SparkPeople maybe a week and a half, with no time to trick out my personal page, but I'm hoping to play with it more this weekend. <BR> <BR> The holidays were kind of an abomination as for my consumption; however, I knew they would be and I gained 2 lbs, and I'm ok with that. <BR> <BR> Now, back on track. Got my Magic Bullet blender thing from my parents and am looking forward to some really yummy smoothies. <BR> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Anyone interes... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 08:16:50 EST Lilith Fair?!?!? Is anyone else here beyond excited for the Lilith Fair tour this summer?!?!? Indigo Girls? Brandi Carlile? Tegan and Sara? Oh my!!! <BR> <BR> Is anyone else planning on going? <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Dec 2009 12:56:57 EST New From Arizona Hi there! <BR> <BR> My name is Kat, i'm 28 years old and i live in arizona, i've only lived here since the end of august though, i'm definately single and looking but i think i've decided that might be a bit easier to do if i looked and felt better about here i am! :) Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:34:14 EST Hi from Minnesota Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the group, but not new to SparkPeople. I've been trying to lose weight via SparkPeople for almost two years now. Not having much luck. I need support, but I'm having a hard time getting it. <BR> <BR> I'm excited to be part of this group and to make some friends. I think the other groups I've been a part of have just been too big. Wed, 18 Nov 2009 11:13:04 EST Hey My name is Sheri and I am a social worker from Eastern Washington who has finally decided she is tired of being overweight! <BR> <BR> I am just figuring out how to navigate this amazing site and am looking forward to meeting new people with similar interests. Send me a message if you want to chat! Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:51:45 EST Hola! Hola everyone. ^_^ <BR> <BR> So.. I guess I'm the newest noob. I happened to find Spark by chance while I looking at some info about Jillian Micheals (she's a total babe.) And so, I figured I'd give it a shot. <BR> <BR> I'm actually not gonna go hardcore on my work out till next week cause I'm in a performance week for an opera- yes I said opera. Last show is Saturday so Sunday rest and Monday will be the first official workout day for a long time. ^_^ <BR> <BR> Anyway, I think I jumpe... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 02:38:59 EST Hi :) I'm new... Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Lauren and I am 32 and from Cleveland, Ohio. I am here to work on myself mentally, emotionally and physically while connecting with my community. Thanks for the support! Sat, 7 Nov 2009 13:07:14 EST Great book! Has anyone read the book, "Secrets of a Former Fat Girl"? What did you think? A friend of mine who also struggles with her weight recommended it to me and I absolutely LOVE it so far! I have only read the first two chapters, but the first one summarized every feeling I have ever had about myself. You can tell that the author has gone through it herself and that she is genuine in what she is saying. I highly recommend it to any woman who struggles with her weight. Fri, 6 Nov 2009 12:48:52 EST Christman s/Holiday Crunch! OK OK So as we know Shar came up with the fabulous Thanksgiving challenge. As we are winding down the weeks to that challenge, I have come up with a new one. It is the Christmas/Holiday Crunch. It start the day after Thanksgiving and Goes all the way to Christmas day. It is the challenge to lose 10 pounds. It is not a lot but it is also a relatively short period of time. So Give me a message if you want to join it. <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:38:57 EST Christman s/Holiday Crunch! OK OK So as we know Shar came up with the fabulous Thanksgiving challenge. As we are winding down the weeks to that challenge, I have come up with a new one. It is the Christmas/Holiday Crunch. It start the day after Thanksgiving and Goes all the way to Christmas day. It is the challenge to lose 10 pounds. It is not a lot but it is also a relatively short period of time. So Give me a message if you want to join it. <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:38:37 EST Christman s/Holiday Crunch! OK OK So as we know Shar came up with the fabulous Thanksgiving challenge. As we are winding down the weeks to that challenge, I have come up with a new one. It is the Christmas/Holiday Crunch. It start the day after Thanksgiving and Goes all the way to Christmas day. It is the challenge to lose 10 pounds. It is not a lot but it is also a relatively short period of time. So Give me a message if you want to join it. <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:37:54 EST Hi! Hi! I'm new here (and fairly new to Spark)...25 yo grad student from VA. Just lovin life and trying to lose weight and be healthier! I'm glad I found this team! Mon, 3 Aug 2009 08:42:45 EST OMG!! I have to share..this is why I'm so f-ed up! So, I'm in Olive Garden today with my mom and dad for lunch and I was expressing to the waiter that I'd like the low fat dressing on my salad and he's like, "Aww..enjoy yourself!" (As in have the full fat version...) <BR> <BR> So my mom says, "No she's working really hard on eating right. My daughter used to be a lard ass and now she works out all the time." <BR> <BR> The people at the next table almost choked on their soup. I was like...MORTIFIED. <BR> <BR> And this coming from a 70 yo wo... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 05:28:54 EST Thanksgiving or Bust! Challenge Hey Ladies! I am starting up a 'biggest loser' style challenge...we have 4 months until Thanksgiving, and I know *I* want to lose some pounds before the holidays hit! So I thought we could have a friendly little competition here to help each other out. <BR> <BR> We will weigh in every 2 weeks and compete by percentage of weight loss. So please let me know what your starting weight is some time in the next few days! You can PM me with your weight if you are not comfortable posting it here... Sun, 26 Jul 2009 17:29:51 EST Well hello there... Hi everyone, you can call me Pixie or benz. I'm a single 20 year old fem-butch. Yes I have a myraid of styles as you could see in my pics. Anyways, I think this is a great site that motivates everyone. Sat, 20 Jun 2009 09:33:25 EST HEY LADIES HI EVERYONE. I AM NEW TO THIS TEAM AND I AM LOOKING FOR SPARK BUDDY FACING THE SAME CHALLENGES AS ME. I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ADVICE AND I AM ALWAYS WILLING TO GIVE SOME AS WELL. THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO READ THIS AND I HOPE TO HEAR FROM A FEW OF YOU MYSELF. <BR> <BR> Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:53:53 EST where do you meet her? hey ladies! <BR> <BR> hoping to get some helpful tips and advice from all you wonderful spark lesbians. where do you meet girls? it sounds silly, and if you live far away it's not like i can travel 100 of miles to go to a place that you've found with 100s of girls, but i mean where are some general all around good places to meet girls. <BR> <BR> i guess im just venting and using this board to do so, but would really like some tips. see, i wasnt ready to meet her, but now i am. i have my st... Sat, 11 Apr 2009 23:39:26 EST The Planet????? Oh my God ladies you all have really been chating over the weekend!! What is this Planet and how do you get an invite??? Tue, 3 Mar 2009 22:34:55 EST NH Looking For Support Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> Anyone from NH? I live in Manchester. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 20:46:59 EST Frustrated at slow progress. So, I went from being vegan and working out 3 hours a day, to eating fast food for 2 1/2 meals a day and not working out at all. Needless to say, I put on 25 pounds in six months. So, I found my way back to SparkPeople three weeks ago, and have been very strict with my diet, and exercising anywhere from 30-60 minutes a day, every day, and strength training every other day religiously. But those numbers on the scale just won't move! My waist size has gone down 4 inches, and my hips 2, but that... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 00:37:56 EST When should I weigh myself? So it's been ten days since I started calorie counting. I didn't actually weigh myself before I started. Last time I did I was up to 205 but I think that was in September? maybe. I was afraid to get I started on January 6 and even when I screwed up it wasn't bad. I have managed to stay pretty close to my target calories...some days I know I have been way under..I know that is bad. Just thought I would ask to see if anyone had any suggestions. I don't want to get discourag... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 12:07:31 EST Small stuff that makes a HUGE impact... As one ages, there are certain inevitables - reading glasses being one. I recently made a small and rather insignificant purchase for my comfort and it's made a world of difference. I got myself an oversized office chair, with lumbar support, etc. I hadn't been online from home much because my previous chair kills my lower back. Now? I'm built for comfort! <BR> <BR> This causes me to ask...have you ever needed to do a small thing for yourself that you simply never considered or put off b... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:51:20 EST Finally working on food. I was doing pretty good, walking once a week with my dog and a buddy from Spark. That got all messed up with the weather. January 6 I finally took control and started counting calories. I am taking it day by day but so far I am on day 4 and doing okay. I am going to try to log my food on here. Most of it I have to log the info so far because they don't have the items and nutritional info. So that is number 2 on my list. I gave up Diet Pepsi back...I don't even remember now. I think it... Sat, 10 Jan 2009 18:01:32 EST First time here Hello all. I'm a 42 yo lesbian who is here to change myself. I am happy to be here and very thankful to my dear friend who introduced me to the site. So thank you in advance for all your help and support. Fri, 9 Jan 2009 17:22:45 EST An Introduction Yeah, I'm Roxxy. I'm twenty and I've been a wee bit out of shape since puberty hit me some seven years ago. I was the only kid with C cups in the sixth grade, hells yeah... not. I am looking to trim up and such. <BR> <BR> I'm kind of a brooder I like to sit and write most of all. Have an unhealthy occupation with attempting to figure out the world which more often than not gets me distracted. <BR> <BR> I rub my duckie... hahahahahaha..... SHhhhhhh. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>160</em> Fri, 19 Dec 2008 19:52:54 EST Healthy Miles Challenge I love these little challenges. People use to put up these threads at an old site I use to belong to. So, I thought I would bring it over. (a lot of copy and paste work.) :D <BR> <BR> We're going to be walking from Fruitland Idaho to Garden City Georgia. Fruitland representing fruit and Garden City representing our veggies - so this is a healthy eating walk. <BR> <BR> Fruitland Idaho to Garden City Georgia 2,471 <BR> <BR> So the rules are simple... <BR> <BR> Every 30 mins of exercise ... Tue, 16 Dec 2008 04:33:10 EST December Challenge! Ok ladies, I am officially starting a thread for our challenge this month! (ok so it is a week or so late <em>2</em> ) <BR> <BR> This month, we have 2 parts to our challenge: <BR> 1) drink at least 8 glasses (8 oz.) of water; and <BR> 2) try a new food or new, healthier recipe - for the holidays! <BR> <BR> Reply back and let us know how it goes! And post the recipe or post a link! Mon, 8 Dec 2008 13:21:27 EST Where is everyone from? I live in North Carolina, but I've lived up and down the east coast. Also, I have been to the Far East, Hawaii,and Alaska <BR> <BR> Anyone from...NJ .. SC... FL... DE..?? Sat, 29 Nov 2008 19:32:03 EST Tacoma. Washington Hi I'm Leimomi, yep that's my name spelled backwards because apparently there must be another on here, lol. I would bet that she's not a 44 year old single lesbian tho. <BR> <BR> I am committing to my journey, updated my page, etc. I didn't even think that there was community on here and decided to check and voila here you all are. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you in spirit on this fabulous journey. Sun, 16 Nov 2008 23:19:25 EST did everyone get un-single?! seems like just as soon as break-up season ended, hook-up season began...for my friends, that is. i noticed that at the end of the summer many of my friends were breaking up with their gfs for a variety of reasons. at that time, i got phone calls everyday to go out and get drinks or see movies. i was in friend-heaven! <BR> <BR> alas, now that the cold weather has struck, these friends managed to find someone to hibernate with and once again i'm back to movies alone and a very very quiet... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 15:07:02 EST just checking in I haven't posted here in a bit and today is (yet another) day one of me re-dedicating my health. I'm in Tampa FL and I'm definitely looking for anyone in the area for some support....ah who am I kidding? I'll take support anywhere I can get it. I really need to make some good friends who can keep me on my game and focused. <BR> *hugs <BR> Heather Fri, 31 Oct 2008 07:55:09 EST Halloween Dreams... I was thinking this morning about how much I miss trick or treating. I don't mean the candy part, which rocked, but the whole process of thinking up the costume, dressing up - living it - even for a short time. It caused me to ponder on what, if I could, "dress up as" and trade my current profession/job/daily grind in for, if even for a little while. <BR> <BR> So, c'mon - tell me what you'd want to be for a day. <BR> <em>88</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:37:40 EST Hi from UAE! I'm an American (Oklahoma)living in UAE, the Middle East, single and trying to lose a few more pounds. I'm in my healthy range now, just want to get to that "hot" place, you know? <BR> <BR> Glad to see this group here, give me a holler! Thu, 16 Oct 2008 09:01:44 EST Hi, I'm Nicole (Seattle) My name is Nicole and I am 25 years old and looking to lose 120 lbs by mid-late July. I just re-started my new plan... <BR> <BR> Cardio 5 days a week <BR> Weightlifting 3 days a week <BR> Walk Greenlake (3.6 miles in total) <BR> Yoga on Mondays <BR> <BR> Eat 5-6 meals per day, 2 of which are protein shakes <BR> Less pop <BR> Less snacking <BR> <BR> So far I am on the ball, or "Hardcore" as my friends call me. I am also trying to join sports teams and do hiking or biking at leats on... Sun, 12 Oct 2008 03:27:53 EST Hi Hi I'm new to the team. I was around SparkPeople for almost a year off and on and fell off the wagon big time. Figured I'd start all over. I decided to join a couple teams this time in hopes to stay on track. Sun, 28 Sep 2008 01:24:45 EST Newbie! Hi! I'm a 27 year old single femme from Fresno. For the last month, I've been eating very poorly, and have put on about 20 pounds in the past 6 months. So, besides going back to being vegan, I decided to join Spark People to get a little support in my weight loss. So...hi! Sun, 14 Sep 2008 03:00:57 EST BUDDY CHALLENGE---Au gust-September hey!!! you look great and your progress is inspiring!! would you like to join my buddy challenge?? its from august-sept. if you'd like to join the challenge but receive this comment after the start date (8/1), thats totally fine!! just join in anyway! (as opposed to ending on sept 1 u'll end the same day the following month. i.e. u join on the 8th.. your end date will be 9/8. dont feel left out at all!!! no matter if ur end date is 9/30!! the group support and motivation will remain strong!) ... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 14:13:23 EST Not doing so great...need support Hello, ladies. I've been away from the site for about a week now, just kind of buried under legal stuff. I'm really in need of support and motivation. Thu, 10 Jul 2008 10:19:43 EST Advantages to being single Okay, everyone, losing weight has seemed to be a reinforcement about how much I appreciate being on my own. Let's start a thread on why it's so great to be single. I'll start: <BR> *I can make whatever I want for dinner and not have to worry about whether someone else likes it <BR> *Nobody complains about my choice of movies <BR> <BR> Anyone else?? Wed, 9 Jul 2008 20:53:43 EST hello hi new here but ready for what ever hello ever one Wed, 2 Jul 2008 15:02:40 EST Seven things I get to do today! So,,, I haven't found Ms Right. I've found Ms OMGIWANTU, I've found Ms ImSettlingcauseImlonely, I've found Ms IveGotyouNowIllhurtyou ,,, etc, but not Ms Right. <BR> I have found Seven things I get to do cause I haven't. <BR> <BR> 1. Sleep taking up the whole bed. <BR> 2. See any friend anytime. <BR> 3. Wear pajamas/ripped leggings/gray underpants/Kylie T-shirt (insert own fashion faux pas) whenever you want. <BR> 4. Be spontaneous. <BR> 5. Drive however you want. <BR> 6. Control the remo... Sun, 29 Jun 2008 10:35:22 EST What are you doing to prepare for dating... ...or a relationship? <BR> <BR> I'm not going to date anyone until my legal situation is over, of course. In the meantime, I'm learning to take care of myself and be sensitive to another adult's needs. I'm great at sensing children's needs, but I'm kind of out of practice with adults. <em>20</em> Sat, 21 Jun 2008 21:16:35 EST Motivation The Victor <BR> <BR> <BR> If you think you are beaten, you are. <BR> If you think you dare not, you don't. <BR> If you like to win but think you can't, <BR> It's almost a cinch you won't. <BR> If you think you'll lose, you're lost. <BR> For out in the world we find <BR> Success begins with a woman's will. <BR> It's all in the state of mind. <BR> If you think you are out classed, you are. <BR> You've got to think high to rise. <BR> You've got to be sure of your-self before <BR> Y... Wed, 18 Jun 2008 10:04:09 EST Out and about on SparkPeople Yeah, yeah, I'm new. Well, kinda new. 'Bout time to lose weight so that I can feel good at Pride. Check out my page for more info about me. I'm in the Atlanta area, so if you're near here, hit me up! Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:12:34 EST Hi! Hi Everyone, <BR> I'm LaShay, a 5'1 non-smoking or drinking, single, lesbian Scorpio. I reside in the beautiful city and state of Indianapolis, Indiana. I enjoy reading, writing, swimming, walks, long drives, amusement parks, movies, & spending quality time with my pup,Onyx. <BR> I have 50lbs. to lose. Go Team! Wed, 28 May 2008 19:28:01 EST HOLA chicas :) <em>247</em> <em>100</em> <BR> lesbian and single <BR> <BR> i think this can be a great thing. <BR> because when i see some people in unhealthy relationships, it reminds me that it is better to take your time and wait for a good match..and cultivate it. <BR> <BR> so if you are a butch, businesswoman, jock or whatever <em>18</em> <BR> ya...i'm choooosey <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> please to meet y'all. Thu, 22 May 2008 09:28:26 EST Hello from the land of Katrina I gained my weight as I got sick with heart failure then began losing gaining. I got a transplant and have a new healthy heart, losing 98 lbs., but need to lose about 1/3 more. I weigh 244 or less, but am losing weight. I retain weight from blood clots. I am 57. Been out out out almost 30 years. <em>146</em> Fri, 16 May 2008 17:18:17 EST I AM TOTALLY SICK OF PRODUCT PLACEMENT EVERYWHERE! IT SEEMS LIKE THE WHOLE WORLD IS BECOMING ONE GIANT AD. SO MANY PEOPLE SELLING OUT FOR THAT ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR. I DON'T SEE HOW IT WILL DO ANYTHING BUT GET WORSE. VERY DISCOURAGING Sun, 30 Mar 2008 01:57:50 EST Finding love on SP Have you found love on SP? Were you looking for it, or did it just happen? Have you ever had a long distance relationsihp? Sat, 22 Mar 2008 19:20:10 EST Newbie Intro Hello there. My name is Heather and I'm sort-of re-new on the sparkpeople site. I'm trying very hard to get myself back in a healthy state of mind. My first order of business was to finally come out to my family *whew...that's a load off* This was a very hard and scary step. Now I want to focus on gaining the weight and self-respect I need. Definately looking for some support and (possibly) some companionship. <em>213</em> so this is me saying "HI" <BR> Thu, 13 Mar 2008 01:29:34 EST Newbie Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Adina and I am 26, living in Nashville, and in the interior design business. <BR> <BR> I am recently single-- my partner of almost 8 years broke off our relationship a month ago. Apparently the feelings just weren't there for her anymore. We're going through a difficult separation right now and I'm having trouble staying on track on SP. I had lost over 25 lbs. since joining on December 22nd. <BR> <BR> In my free time, I like blogging (I have a photo... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 23:56:37 EST Depression, it's like walking in sand I find myself feeling quite good today after being really down for the past few weeks. I just finished my cardio exercise which I hadn't been doing for quite a while too. I have plans for tasks I want to today around my home. My weight has gone from 240 to 243 to 239 presently. Bouncing around because I've been such a couch potato. For meds, I am taking fluoxetine and budeprion XL. I started treatment for my depression about 35 years ago. Part of my problems arose from sexual abuse when... Sat, 8 Mar 2008 12:29:38 EST Hi i am new to this group Hello i am christina im 25 years old and i have no children children of my own but i do have my sisters 2 kids i am over weight and it is hard 4 me to get a date i could use some help with alot of things i am really fedup in my head i am also 25 years old . Mon, 3 Mar 2008 17:40:12 EST Meant to be single for life? Anyone else feel like they are meant to be single for life? There have been many times when it feels my calling is to just be a mother to a dog. <BR> <BR> After a while, the thought of sharing your space with another person becomes a scary thought. At the same time, it's always fun to have that 'spring fever' feeling when you start connecting with someone. In the end, only time will tell. Sun, 2 Mar 2008 03:01:37 EST Hello I am hoping to make a lot of supportive friends,and hope to hear from you soon Thu, 21 Feb 2008 20:59:15 EST Ok ladies what are you looking for in a girlfriend Since we're all singles here, how about a quick go round of what we'd all like to see in our next ideal girlfriend? I myself am a soft butch that's looking for a soft femme to hold hands with and share popcorn at the movies. Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:47:49 EST titles I'm a Mother, a Grandmother and in the next few hrs. I will be a Greatgrandmother to a precious little boy <em>198</em> and I just turned 50 last week. <em>20</em> Fri, 25 Jan 2008 12:18:31 EST Hello! I am new to the site, and am happy to see some support groups for us LGBT folks who want to start to live a healthier lifestyle! <BR> <BR> I am a 37 year old widowed, lesbian mother of a 5 year old (Whew! Try to say that 5 times fast!) who is trying to take life by the horns again after the death of my wife when our child was 7 months old. <BR> <BR> I put on a tremendous amount of weight over the last 5 years (including pregnancy weight that was never lost) and until recently had no desir... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 14:44:26 EST Question about the Nutrition Section Hi, I'm a newbie and was wondering about the nutrition section. What if you eat something that is not on the list? How do you keep track of those calories? Sat, 5 Jan 2008 11:31:47 EST Anyone else dealing with Depression? I know for many of us, depression is a common thing, unfortunately. Anyone care to share their thoughts? <BR> <BR> criselda Thu, 3 Jan 2008 11:22:54 EST Hola and Hello, Newbie here I just wanted to say hello to the group and say I look forward to making some friends from the group. Have a great day <em>247</em> Sat, 29 Dec 2007 22:28:20 EST Ever feel like this? Ever feel like you don't want to go to the gay/lesbian club while you're losing weight until you hit your goal? Ever feel like you want to put meeting people on hold until you get where you want to be? Sat, 24 Nov 2007 19:34:58 EST Hi Everyone! My name is Laura and I live in Indianapolis. It is my first day on the site and I hope I can stay motivated this time. I have 1 <em>200</em> and 1 <em>90</em> (daughter) Wed, 24 Oct 2007 10:56:20 EST What do you do for cardio? OK, I'm looking for new cardio routines (I generally do the biggest loser V.1 cardio workouts and play racquetball). Anyone have any suggestions for favorite ways to burn calories? <BR> Fri, 27 Jul 2007 09:53:32 EST text If anyone would like to chat by texting when you want my number is 678-557-8240 Tue, 3 Jul 2007 18:44:48 EST Today's Temptation... Papa John's Pizza. I'm in charge of a college intern program at work. We feed them at their weekly meeting. I resisted eating it at lunch and now the left-overs are sitting in our office tempting me yet again! I only have 3 pieces left to give away. Keeping logged on to SP is helping me resist! Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:33:47 EST date??? anyone been on a date lately?? Thu, 26 Apr 2007 16:01:27 EST application see what do u look Tue, 10 Apr 2007 12:21:40 EST what's ur least favorite easter candy my mom thinks its funny 2 give me peeps knowing I can't stand them. so now she gives them to my kids....yuck Fri, 6 Apr 2007 07:53:11 EST this weekend... Plans?? Thu, 5 Apr 2007 17:17:09 EST Goals How much weight have you lost since you've been a member of Sparkpeople?? <em>193</em> Tue, 3 Apr 2007 16:29:03 EST What do you look for? What do you look for in a partner?? Tue, 3 Apr 2007 16:27:23 EST INTRODUCE YOUSELF HERE! Hi my name is Jessica I will be your teamleader. I am 21 from a small town...and looking. Tue, 3 Apr 2007 16:24:10 EST