SparkPeople Cholesterol Support Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1135 A support group for those who wish to lower their cholesterol levels and maintain healthy numbers. SparkPeople Cholesterol Support Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1135 Cholesterol motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x64430023 When I started on my journey I thought of the following when I wanted to eat unhealthully: <BR> Loss of my mother in her 50s from a massive stroke <BR> Permanent lifelong disability from a stroke in her mother in her 50s <BR> Dementia <BR> Heart attack and subsequent surgery <BR> <BR> Now, as I've been on this journey for several years and have changed the way we eat, I don't even want some of those things I used to eat. I now think of exercise as a treat for myself! I used to dread exercise... Fri, 27 May 2016 08:02:09 EST Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x64384131 Hello All, I am on day one of my journey and am excited to get this started! I have struggled with a thyroid issue and am looking to live a healthier life. Fri, 20 May 2016 12:32:12 EST First Post Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=770x1135x64350195 Hi, all. I'm "rebooting" my SparkPeople participation after some time away, and just joined this forum. My lipid profile has plagued me for many years, even though I've been on pravastatin all that time. Just took a screenshot of my profile for the past 6 years (though for some reason 2 years' worth are missing from my health care page...not sure why, as I know I've had all the tests done at every annual physical). <BR> <BR> All my numbers are much better now than back in 2012...but am disa... Sun, 15 May 2016 18:15:48 EST new to sparkspeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x64333482 im 68 years old and am ready to lose about 20 pounds.. excited to be here Fri, 13 May 2016 08:54:50 EST My Last Ditch Effort http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x64317356 I am not good at follow thru but a year ago in Jan. I gave up processed sugar. It was like I had been challenged. One of my clients who is a meth addict told me that I did not understand addiction. I thought how wrong he was as I have struggled with food addictions for most of my life. I used food to feel better, to get high, to calm and comfort myself. I would sneek food, hide with food, hide evidence of food I had eaten. I had an addiction and I knew it but was like everyone of many ... Tue, 10 May 2016 22:53:18 EST LOOKING TO CHANGE MY LIFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x64268098 Hello Everyone, <BR> I am a new member as of today! I've never been one to "need" to eat healthy and exercise until now. My health has become a priority in my life now and I need to make some positive changes. I'm hoping this site will give me the opportunity to become a much healthier and happier version of myself. I'm not gonna lie.....I'm gonna need a lot of help and motivation. So, here's to the beginning of a new life!!!! <BR> Thanks everyone. Tue, 3 May 2016 23:00:53 EST Natural ways to lower triglycerides. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x64263436 Looking for some natural ways to lower my triglycerides. My PCP prescribed fenofibrate 120 mg. My co-pay for this is $2262.00 for a 90 day supply Needless to say I can't afford thisand am looking to do this in a cost effective way. My triglycerides are 255 not really high but are high for someone who has has a heart attack. Tue, 3 May 2016 09:39:44 EST I NEED HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x64129099 My name is Tiffany. My cholesterol numbers are well over 200. I seriously need some help. I want and need to be here for my family. I need some ideas for breakfasts. I get up early to go to work. So I need something(s) to be able to make the night before and be able to heat up and still taste good. Also what cereals would be ok if any? Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:22:49 EST hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x64111063 Hi everyone! I'm brand new to spark people. I've struggled with weight issues and eating disorders all my life! I just want to be healthy and happy and maybe look great in a bikini this summer!! Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:04:18 EST Second Time Around http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x64090494 Hi Fellow SparkPeople members. My name is Linda. I was on the SparkPeople program for about one year. It was the beginning of my weight loss journey. I had some health issues, had major pancreatic surgery, and took a break from the program. After losing weight post-surgery, I thought I didn't have to worry about weight gain, as it was effortless to lose the weight. As things stabilized, my late-night snacking and weight gain got the best of me. So, I'm back with SparkPeople, trying to ... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 19:06:59 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x64078026 looking for motivation on the last leg of my weight lose ........... I have lost 61kg and have a further 17 to go the hardest fat to lose Thu, 7 Apr 2016 23:27:29 EST New to Sparkspeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x64029259 Hi all, <BR> Looking forward to starting this website...I really need to lose weight and get into shape for health reasons first and of course looking great will be an added bonus. Looking forward to blogging with all of you and reading all of your accomplishments...Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 20:56:25 EST New Path in Life to Health and Fitness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63994703 Hi everyone, this is Roberto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and I would like to connect with those on a similar path as me to Health, Vitality and Happiness. <BR> <BR> I'm a single, 37 year old, non-smoking or drinking male who has been on quite a roller coaster ride of loss and gain. This time I want to keep it off and be in the best shape of my life for the rest of my life. I have some mild osteo-arthritis in my knee and hip which is weight related and losing the weight would take all the pre... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:29:31 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63993740 Hi, <BR> Got the news about my cholesterol last June. Have made dietary and exercise changes and am looking forward to tests next June. <em>220</em> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:15:59 EST barbaraj2877 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63979959 Hello, I have never done anything like this, I have tried but not followed thru. I am 65 overweight, diabetic, have high blood pressure, had cancer, and have recently been in the clinics with a serious infection to my stomach. kind of a wrech huh? not to mention a husband that wants me to go on a complete plant based died. I don't know where to start. I am kind of overwhelmed and looking for some ideas. I can oonly eat so many black beans, I do like meat, so any ideas? Sat, 26 Mar 2016 12:01:55 EST Back Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63911760 Hello, back again; not going to beat myself up for falling off the wagon. Today is a new Day! Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:41:34 EST story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63908398 Hello my name is Megan and i have been battling with my weight since i was in elementary school i was home schooled for six years went to public school my senior year and at that time i was at my heaviest 270 pounds and i didn't like a minute of it because i always weighted more than everyone else. <BR> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:03:30 EST Forming new habits for a new me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63908061 This time I have decided to make me & my health a priority. I used to walk outdoors about 6 hours a day for my job and was on my feet constantly. Now I've been working at a desk the last few years and have a more sedentary lifestyle. So I need to learn to incorporate the walking and exercise into my regular life. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:09:19 EST The Fit Awakens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63870617 HI Gang! <BR> Just to give you a little background, I got married in October of 2014, changed jobs, changed cities, got pregnant two months later and had a beautiful baby boy in August of 2015! I also gained an extra 50+ pounds. I love being a mom but I don't enjoy the extra weight, not fitting in my clothes and not loving my appearance! Oh...and the extra weight causes me to snore! Ugh! Seriously, it's worse for my Husband. But I digress. My goal is to map my journey to health and take all ... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:38:20 EST OTC Products http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x63812522 Hello - I have used several different type of OTC Cholesterol lowering products over the years - I will not go on Statin Meds too many side affects for me - has anyone tried any o the OTC products and had great results - please share!! <BR> <BR> I've used Nature Made CholestOff &amp; Cholestoff Plus, Red Yeast Rice - several brands - from Vita-Cost- Cholstene also from Vita-Cost. <BR> <BR> Interested in hearing anything people on this team might be using. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance <em>... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 17:47:45 EST Foods to eat for high cholesterol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x63809098 I would like to know what foods are good for high cholesterol. My bad side is really high. Thu, 3 Mar 2016 09:00:11 EST Looking for a Weight Watchers Alternative http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63799404 I am here because of Weight Watchers change that it has forced upon us and ruined our lives. I've gained weight since the change, the incompetence of their tracking tools has made it impossible and severely inconvenient to track and as a result, I am miserable. I hope Sparkpeople is the answer to my prayers. Wed, 2 Mar 2016 04:57:35 EST second and last time around http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63756212 years ago I joined, but still adjusting to being a widow and too distracted.....I am sad to think of the time I wasted...My environment can be judgmental so I need the motivation and support of the Sparkpeople....This is for my health...I have family that needs me here and not having to worry about me would be a great benefit....I have had to let go of the past and am now working for the future... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:25:01 EST New today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63749326 Hey everyone. So had my annual on Monday and my blood pressure is up and my LDL is as well. My doc and I had already talked about diet, exercise and weight loss on Monday, but her RN called me today with the LDL lab value and reinforced the need. <BR> <BR> Just over 4 years ago, my friend died of a massive heart attack. So heart issues scare me a lot. So this is my kick in the pants. I don't want to die young and leave my husband and child behind. <BR> <BR> My insurance company does ... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:07:56 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63749195 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have some heart issues and learned late January that I have high BP and was put on a med to help bring in down and relax my heart. I saw the Dr Monday for blood test results and since my BP has not responded as well as he wanted it to, I was given an additional BP med and also learned that my Cholesterol is high and was put on Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets 20mg. I have never been on meds and really would be happier if I didn't need them but I'll do what he suggests ... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:40:20 EST Not so new but really scared http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63743563 I have been away from Spark for a while and needed to come back. I am new to this group however. I have known for a for years I have fatty liver disease and high cholesterol. Combined with being over weight and native american I am having all kinds of fun. After surviving cancer you would think this wouldn't bother me but it does. Got the call today my liver enzymes are the highest they have ever been so now have to have a hep blood test and liver ultrasound. Also white blood cell count is hi... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 22:27:04 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63740522 I have been on SparkPeople before. After being AWOL for about a year, I decided it's time to come back. However, my phone died and that is where I kept my password to log into SP. When attempting to get a new password SP site said they sent a link to my email, but it never showed up. So I ended up creating a new account with SP. <BR> <BR> I have been following the Forks Over Knives program for about a year or more and am quite satisfied with how I feel eating a whole grain plant based diet.... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:35:11 EST Hi , I'm Linniekaye... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63738372 Just started on this, hoping it will inspire me, & help. 65, just diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer. I am going to have a robotic hysterectomy. I need to eat alkaline, I have a list, a little confusing to me.... <BR> I like eggs, not a huge cereal fan. What to do. <BR> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 09:31:24 EST Robin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63735491 Hello glad to be here. This will be a very helpful site with my weight lose. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 22:02:50 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63697454 Hi! I am a 56 year old woman who gained 15 lbs with menopause and want to lose 10 of it before this gets any further out of control!!! I am very small framed so every sight I sign up for tells me I am already at a "healthy" weight and hasnt been able to help me, but believe me, I need to lose it. It is all in my belly and I look horrible, clothes do not fit. Anyone else in the same boat from menopause? I don't even recognize myself. Looking for some ideas and support from those that have be... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 18:24:14 EST Hi I am obese and finally facing my reality. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63597310 I am finally wanting to lose the weight I need, eat right, and reinvent myself. But there is a few things, I am scared!!! Scared I can't do this, failing, of the pain, of the hard breathing. I want this so much but do not know how to start and how not to fail again. I am done hiding behind my fears and fat. I want to be the old me in mind and body. Any help out there??? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 4 Feb 2016 13:54:22 EST Looking for a Partner in Crime http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63592325 Hi! I'm Laurie. I am 59 years old and about 50 lbs overweight. I want to get my weight under control before it causes me serious health problems. My goal is to lose a couple of pounds a week by eating more healthy food and less comfort food and by becoming more active. I'd like to meet some like-minded people on this site that I can work together with by coaching and encouraging each other. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 22:21:26 EST Fit after kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63580960 Hi! I've been on SparkPeople for a long time (on again off again), but am hoping to get in shape after 2 kiddos! Wish me luck! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 15:21:00 EST A New Journey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63561789 Hello! Its me, memreekeepr. I live in St. Petersburg FL, married with 2 grown children. I am a member of the 1/2 century club. I have worked in the banking industry all my life. My job has been pretty much one that does involve a lot of sitting. I am a proud owner of a FITBIT device and wear it daily. I love it when I exceed my 10,000 daily steps, however, there are days when I struggle to get to that goal. I decided to join SparkPeople, 1, because it is free and 2, because of the larg... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:50:28 EST Wondering now if my LDL cholesterol is too low http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1255x1135x63556014 After years of "sky high" (according to my doc) cholesterol, I finally let my doctor talk me in to statins. I had some other health issues too, so I relented as my doctor said I was headed for a heart attack. In addition to statins (Lipitor), I added steel cut oats (with chia seed and flax) and beans to my diet 4-5 times a week, got rid of sugar (use yacon syrup), got rid of all low fat type items and replaced them with coconut oil and ghee (both organic). Unfortunately I haven't increased my... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:31:50 EST Returning, and new to cholesterol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63546979 Hello! <BR> <BR> I've just started cholesterol medicine (crestor) after getting cholesterol results last week. I'm at a total of 209, and my doctor wanted me to try a low-cholesterol diet for six months and then recheck it. <BR> <BR> Well, I'm already there. I've been vegetarian for 15 years! Both parents (omnivores) have been on cholesterol-lowering medications for decades. The doctor then issued the Rx and we'll recheck in three months. <BR> <BR> So... any other vegetarians here? Did y... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:58:45 EST Today is the day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63538807 My name is Rhonda. It has been 481 days since I have logged in. Today is the day I start gaining control of my health and the food choices I make. Time to make time for myself. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:08:51 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63531368 I'm Kat and I have a lot of weight to lose. I finally decided something really has to be done about it, and I don't suppose anyone will do it for me, so here I am. Nice to meet you all! Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:20:18 EST Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63519218 Hi all I am using spark to help me count protein in my diet goal is 60 - 65 I had a gastric bypass 2 months ago, so not really a diet I am on but only soft foods that are dense in protein Can only take portions of half a cup or so every 2 to 3 hours. Suppose stay away from sweet but I did a few chocolates over Christmas. So far I am down 47 lbs got 60 to go. just starting to exercise now as I had to wait and make sure everything was healed. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:52:49 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63499970 Here to hopefully keep myself motivated and moving in the right direction. :) Sat, 23 Jan 2016 16:27:40 EST genetic test for hyperchole sterolemia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x63478599 I do additional tests that include actual measurement of the ldl particle size. My total cholesterol ranged from low 200s to 235 the last 8 years. I am not on statins because my LDL particle size is small within acceptable range. I also do an inexpensive CT heart scan and get a Calcium Score of the heart vascular system. <BR> Diet doesn't seem to impact my Choleserol levels much. Excercise and weight can impact my level about 10% to the better, evidenced by a period when I got my BMI ... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 22:29:08 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63475676 My name is Ali and I just joined. My weight loss goal is to weigh less than 150lbs. I currently weight 220 pounds and I'm extremely embarrassed about it. I'm afraid to go out in public because I always think that people will make fun of me for being so fat. I suffer from major depression and ptsd (part of my trauma history is connected to body-image issues, which is a major barrier in my weight loss journey). <BR> I'm looking for support around weight-loss with the added challenge of mental ... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:17:09 EST Hello Again!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63465436 Hey everyone!! It would be a former participant of this Team &amp; SP. My Username was BAYBOY6385 but b/c I was having issues logging in and or posting I became frustrated and closed the account. <BR> <BR> Not a bright move me thinks. Now I must start anew. Please if we were buddies add me again if you wish. I welcome new adds as well. <BR> <BR> Much thanks &amp; it is great to be back. <BR> <BR> Tony Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:17:09 EST Weight Loss support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63462309 Hello everyone my name is Roxana from Los Angeles and I have done this before to where I have lost 35 pounds in just six weeks and was feeling great. I tried last year to restart but really didn't get the motivation to do continue. This year my motivation is to finally lose all the weight in a reasonable time and healthy. I miss the energetic me. Hoping to get some support to keep on track. <BR> <BR> Roxy Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:38:27 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63456923 Hey I'm back after being on a long retreat, I've come to realize that I have to stay accountable to keep this working for me, not being accountable was not so good..So I'm going at it again hopefully I know better now!!!!!!!! Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:11:16 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63436441 Hi everyone! My name is Deb and I am trying my last ditch effort to permanently lose weight and get fit before taking the step for weight loss surgery. I have tried most everything you can think of in past with no permanent results. I am a flight nurse by profession which carries with it the job requirement of weight limit and being in physically fit condition to meet the physical demands of my job .I am 57 1/2 yrs old and have a medical condition called pernicious anemia and iron deficiency... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:03:37 EST A warm hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63430933 Hi Sparkpeople! I am new here, and hope to find some fun new motivation while I am recovering from a car accident! I have whiplash but it is bad some days and other days not so bad! Very strange and scary experience . My 2 teenagers were in the car with me and we got rear ended at a red light. I think I have gained some weight in the month since this happened due to the difficulty to do much exercise. I get to start PT next week, finally! So I am on my way to recovery. The dr said I have pinc... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:54:01 EST Time to take charge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63390815 It's time for me to take charge and change my ways. I retired 5 years ago and since then have gradually become more sedentary and of course the weight has increased. I have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, both being treated with medicine. Now my A1C is elevated. My doctors say that through diet and exercise they believe I can improve on all levels. I came back to Spark People for the support and help in doing this. I'm looking for help with meal planning and menues. I feel I'm it's... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:16:02 EST Just joined today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63390439 I am a 56 yr old female in Michigan. I need to lose at least 50-70 lbs. Have tried many diets and gain what I lose and more. Feeling very frustrated and need support and motivation. I love to eat so I need ideas on what I should and should not eat. I am from Kansas originally so typically a beef, potatoe and vegetable girl. Don't exercise (I know I should), have a desk job. Would love friends to talk to for advise and support. Look forward to a successful journey. Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:32:16 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63340487 Hi just joined SparkPeople. I know I need to do something. In August of 2014 my daughter, Sherri, died of cancer, and 5 days later my husband died of cancer. It has been a rough journey. It seems in the last 6 months I have started packing on weight. I was already to heavy and now I weight 10-12 pounds more. I am hoping to get my self back on track. With the grief and spending so much time alone gaining has been easy. I turn to food, when I am stresses. Thie last year and a half have been ver... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 16:38:18 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63307863 My Name is Julia Miller I'm 46 years old my birth day is June 3, 1969. I weigh 195 pounds my goal is to lose 55 pounds. My height is 5'6 and I would like to maintain a healthy weight of 140 pounds by July 2016. I want to learn how to eat a healthy diet to maintain my cholesterol, fat, sodium, carbs, sugar, protein, etc. intake so I can maintain a healthy heart. Therefore I need to learn how to eat heart smart. I live alone, I don't have children, and I'm single. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 06:25:28 EST Newbie to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63280864 Hello! My name is Kym and I am brand new here! My best friend recommended this site, so I am game! I have been on My Fitness Pal and am a lifetime Weight Watcher member. However, I am all for doing this for free and have some fun a long the way! I am 53, hoping to lose about 50 pounds and find my way back to the healthy, happy Kym I used to know!~ This all seems different, brighter and slightly more confusing than anything I have used! But I am excited! :) I am about to go back to school and ... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:10:28 EST Over weight and over it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63277330 Hello I'm Dianah a 57 year old married woman over weight by 60 pounds. Does anyone live in Indiana and if so where. I live in Carlisle In. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:08:57 EST Happy Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x63193272 Got my exercise grocery shopping. Will add more later, probably walking. <BR> <BR> Happy Holidays to All! &amp;#55356;&amp;#9924;&amp;#127878;&amp;#<BR>57220; <BR> <BR> Snowing here! Mon, 14 Dec 2015 21:21:17 EST Hi. I am Cher. I just joined tonight . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63132091 I am here to work on my weight, my newly diagnosed diabetes, no longer borderline after 45 years ...and my high cholesterol. I need to work on getting healthier again. <BR> <BR> I hope to make some friends here along the way. Support is very nice too. <BR> <BR> I am very allergic to statins so my Dr. put me on Zetia. I hope it helps. After reading some of your posts, I am going to look it up and see how it works and side effects. You have peaked my interest. Thank You for that. <BR> ... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 02:23:38 EST I have type2 diabetes & cirrhosis stage 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63039603 Hi,I am so glad to have found u.Im having a struggle with my diabetes.I go to a diabetic clinic.My sugar is way too high because im not trying.Can anyone help me get my will power back?Thanks,Patty Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:20:32 EST Heny Tucker of Lanham Maryland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63007691 Hi my name is Henry, I have been battling my weight forever I quite smoking , retired and the struggler just got worst. All I can do is keep on trying , hope someone can wish me luck Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:45:25 EST I'm Baaaackkkkkk!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x63002095 Yes, starting a fresh new outlook on health and determined to make it more fun, more challenging. Health is my biggest goal more than losing the weight even. I had a scare I was sitting in a big chair in front of the TV and kept coughing what felt like a heart cough and it hurt, and it was scary and it was then that I determined to get healthier. NO MORE SITTING IN FRONT OF THE IDIOT BOX. I want to do more, read more, learn more and live a long and healthy life. Friday I walked a 5K on ... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:04:48 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62964154 TRing to figure this all out Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:32:04 EST i am back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62943792 I AM BACK ON SPARKPEOPLE Mon, 9 Nov 2015 18:05:20 EST hi, new here and happy to be here.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62932413 <BR> Am from Central Canada and will lose 40 lbs. by this time next year... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 09:03:59 EST New Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62922837 Hello, I am starting some new habits, small steps that will propel me towards my goals. Tracking my nutrition keeps my head in the game. I am going to lower my cholesterol with nutrition, not meds. I don't want to add any more chemicals for my body to figure out what to do with. Food allergies are enough of a nuisance. <BR> Thank you all for being here! Fri, 6 Nov 2015 23:18:53 EST Sort Of New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62912362 My name is Gayle and I am from West Coast BC. Was a member many years back but didn't <BR> stick with it. This time I am determined to commit. With degenerative disc and an arthritic hip <BR> exercise sometimes seems so daunting. Also wanting to lose at least 30 lbs and get fit. <BR> I am in my sixties and still working full time so hoping for <BR> lots of ideas that will fit into a somewhat hectic schedule at times. <BR> Looking forward with connecting with you all. Thu, 5 Nov 2015 15:18:23 EST Interesting TED Talk which mentions Statins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x62907941 Hi, <BR> <BR> Worth looking at, I have to lower my cholesterol and Statins was discussed. I chose to go the natural way. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ted.com/talks/daniel_levitin_how<BR>_to_stay_calm_when_you_know_you_ll_be_<BR>stressed? </link> Thu, 5 Nov 2015 01:42:55 EST Toda is the first day of the rest of my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62835891 I've been on countless diets. I've managed to not gain ALL of the weight I've lost, but have put 50 of 89 back on. I have well over 100 to lose. I'm very excited to learn of the diabetic tracking and challenges and team offered here! I was going to join Weight Watchers (again) but I think everything I need and then some is HERE! I have been dealing with stage 4 cancer for almost 7 years (given 3 months to live in Dec. 2008!) and have managed to beat that beast and keep on breathing and l... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 20:56:56 EST Info Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x62829162 My DR has been telling me for months that I have High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol. <BR> I am about 10 pounds overweight <BR> <BR> Any info about how I need to get started in the right direction, I would appreciate any help :-) <BR> <BR> Thank You <em>303</em> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 04:12:03 EST The new One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62826136 Hello, <BR> Name is David and I am finally getting around to posting and working on my sparks page. I have had a lot going on So sorry. I am 44 years old with two grown daughters ages 20 and 18. I have been married for 22 years. <BR> <BR> I joined here because I need to get my life together. I have type 2 diabetes, and a genetic abnormality where I do not have the gene to regulate fat intake. So I gain a little extra weight <BR> but all fat is dumped in my blood and so my cholesterol av... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 17:38:16 EST Has anyone tried Hawthorn berries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1255x1135x62770849 Has anyone tried Hawthorn berries (the whole fruit) not extracts/teas/supplements....to lower LDL? I cannot take any of the Cholesterol drugs...after about 5-6mos. they ALL make my joints ache to the point of not being able to walk without stiffness! Sun, 18 Oct 2015 15:04:45 EST Rene http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62739047 Hi. I'm new to this post. I am wondering how I can count calories. For instance, I had one boiled egg and a piece of white wheat toast this morning. How many calories is this and how do I gage my calories for future meals? Do I have to follow the meal plans exactly? Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:19:58 EST Giving this a try !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62714836 I'm overweight due to back issues I can not work out and I've gained so much weight and need help. Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:41:32 EST Share results here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=770x1135x62671661 chol=94 <BR> trig=112 <BR> hdl=33 <BR> ldl=39 <BR> vldl=22 <BR> chol/hdl=2.85 <BR> <BR> What mean? Mon, 5 Oct 2015 21:42:41 EST Numbers Confuse me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=770x1135x62597661 Latest labs <BR> Total = 270 up 90 points <BR> LDL = 154 up 20 points <BR> HDL= 85 up 10 points <BR> Triglycerides=114 down 60 points <BR> <BR> These numbers seem to going in all different directions. Sun, 27 Sep 2015 00:58:55 EST Happy about reults http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x62587806 Last July my cholesterol was 232 LDL 110 HDL 98, <BR> <BR> since then I have lost weight, I've been exercisng ( cardio and ST ) eating healthier. <BR> <BR> Today the results were 177 LDL 73 and HDL 87 <BR> <BR> I'd hoped they would be a little better but I'm really pleased! Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:00:56 EST Where Oh Where Do I Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62570774 I'm a 67 year old woman with many varied interests. Recently the computer is my main interest and I need to get away from it and get up and get shaking. There are so many groups here I just don't know which one(s) to start with. I hope to be able to encourage and support you as much as I know you will me. Blessed Be Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:16:33 EST I'm new and new support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62546687 Hi. I'm 63 years old and trying to clean up my poor eating habits, yet again! I'm a sugar addict and worry about Alzheimer's. My mom had it and she too ate a lot of sweets. I'm not terribly over weight, but would like to lose 8 to 10 pounds. Any words of encouragement or support would be greatly appreciated. I too am ready to give support to anyone who needs it. Sun, 20 Sep 2015 18:49:18 EST Trying Something New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62480226 Decided to take control of my eating and exercising by trying SparkPeople. I like the daily recipe and exercise emails. Reading the message boards is also motivating. Taking it one day at a time! Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08:03:01 EST Needing support excited to get started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62461326 Hello My name is Mrs Miller I want to lose 70 lbs to get thin and healthy Wed, 9 Sep 2015 19:13:27 EST Here I go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62442668 Hi My name is Eileen im from Scotland, Iam a retired nurse, married and have 12 grandkids aged from 26 to 7. I first joined Spark about 9 or 10 years ago. I managed to lose weight and enjoyed the experience of meeting new folks giving and getting encouragement. I have lost nearly 2 stone but I am stuck so I thought I would come back to Spark. My weight gain has been due to comfort eating big time, but ive got that sorted out. So there you go me in a nut shell. :) Mon, 7 Sep 2015 12:47:36 EST New..team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62417119 Hi, I am Linda, and am very excited to join your team. I am an everyday walker, I love walking and being outside. I am a very busy caretaker, and wife, and do many different tasks for many people.I am still trying to figure out how to manage this site, but in time I will get it. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 23:48:50 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62364385 Hi, <BR> My name is Tammy. I'm 47 years old and a little under 2 years ago I had a kidney transplant. I've been having a hard time trying to loose weight after my surgery. I'm week when it comes to sweets and carbs. Having worked in the kitchen at a local hospital, I know what I have to eat to stay healthy. I'm just having problems sticking to a healthy diet. Any advice and support would be greatly appreciated. I also have had my right knee scoped 3 times which makes it hard for me to exercis... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:45:48 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62347279 I am old, fat, and depressed <BR> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:57:23 EST Hi I am yola122 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62308082 I have been trying to lose weight for decades. I read some of the goals achieved by people over 55. <BR> I decided to get back on the wagon and give it one more go. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:19:36 EST Nutrim vs. Lipitor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x62299400 Our (doctor's and mine) test-drive of Nutrim to lower cholesterol was a real failure. Cholesterol was higher after two months of faithfully using Nutrim several times a day. Nutrim is ground-up hulls of oats. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm using Lipitor. Dr. gave Rx for 40 units, but I cut them up and use 1/3 at each meal. Side effect: Strong muscle pain in calf near knee replacement one time. <BR> <BR> I should psych myself up to exercise and cut down on calories. Just read a couple of inspiring... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:12:23 EST BACK AFTER 7 YEARS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62254428 Hey there. Melissa here. Fat, tired and ready to make a change again...hopefully for good this time! Hoping to help support and be supported on this journey. Sedentary office job for 15 years........not conducive to a healthy me. Just realized my blood pressure meds make it even harder to get my heart rate up. That depressed me very much. Anyways, will be here tracking, tracking, tracking and chatting along the way. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:03:25 EST Shadaux's new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62206680 I have just joined today, August 8 2015. I am almost 61 years old. My hobbies are making quilts for charities in my community. Like oldies in music and just about any other music except rap. I also like to color, work on family tree, jig saw puzzles, read and stare off into space. Not an active life, that's why I am here. Thought some motivation would help. Sat, 8 Aug 2015 15:29:34 EST I'm BACK!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x62188819 After enduring numerous computer issues, I am back but out of the loop. I will attempt to check in every day at some point. Still working two jobs so bear with me. <BR> Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:21:29 EST Are Changes Coming in How Cholesterol is Treated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x62184411 You know over the last 50 or 60 years the experts have told us different things about what is important about cholesterol. Originally they said total cholesterol was most important. Then they said HDL and HDL LDL ratio was. Then it was LDL. My medical provider is now saying recent studies have determined that LDL isn't as important as they once thought. The way they are now treating people with cholesterol issues is to give them 40 mg of Lipitor or the equivalent dosage in the other sta... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 16:57:11 EST Lab Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=770x1135x62182672 Age 51 <BR> Fasting <BR> Cholesterol 209 <BR> Triglycerides 82 <BR> HDL 44 <BR> Direct LDL 148 <BR> CHOL/HDLC RATIO 4.8 <BR> Non HDL 165 <BR> Glucose 87 <BR> <BR> I am fairly active - walk 60 minutes per day, 60 min. of Jazzercise 2-3 days/week, and I use a vibration plate machine 10-30 minutes per day. <BR> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:45:56 EST Non HDL Cholesterol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=770x1135x62181349 <BR> Age 51 <BR> Fasting Test Results <BR> Cholesterol, Total 209 <BR> HDL Cholesterol 44 <BR> Triglycerides 82 <BR> Direct LDL 148 <BR> Chol/HDLC Ratio 4.8 <BR> Non HDL Cholesterol 165 <BR> Glucose 87 <BR> <BR> I am told the Non HDL Cholesterol is affected by exercise. I feel like I am pretty active. I walk at least 60 minutes each day, do Jazzercise twice a week, and use a vibration plate machine (Vibacore) for 10-30 minutes each day. Any suggestions? Wed, 5 Aug 2015 09:22:41 EST working toward a heathly life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62138425 A recent life style change has caused a weight gain and Ineed to get THE WEIGHT OFF!f Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:23:02 EST HOW WAS EVERYONE'S DAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x62129213 avoided caffeine better today, no cheating with that . <BR> <BR> blisteringly hot outside, very uncomfortable walking home from express bus stop. <BR> <BR> deheaded the rose bushes in my bathing suit - why ever not? Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:47:09 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62122472 Hello Everyone, I just joined Sparkpeople and I'm ready to become more fit and lose weight. I've developed HBP and high cholesterol. I've got to lose 40 lbs beginning August 1 and ending on April 30. Wish me luck and I'll be seeing you in the boards. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:26:28 EST joined sparkpeople tonight 7/28/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62114389 My nickname is moose I am 46 and I need to loose weight. <BR> I just won the cancer fight last year just had a total knee and I have got to get healthy. I miss work and my friends.joined hoping to lose 100 pounds and get healthy!&#128591; Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:36:55 EST New to Cholesterol problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17980x1135x62112570 My name is Terri and I was just told today that my triglycerides are too high. I don't want to take medication because it has been linked to causing type 2 diabetes and the doctor agreed with me. Now I have to find foods that will help me lower my 327 down to below 70. Any suggestions will be appreciated. <BR> <BR> Terri Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:26:24 EST Mom/meme of 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62108714 Hi I am a mother of 3 and Meme of 3, needing to get motivated again . Every time I slack off I have Bloodpressure issues and I feel bad. It starts with unhealthy eating , little exercise, which is what causes the Bloodpressure issues and weight gain. I just want to keep a balance of eating good and exercising. I thought I would try this site to see if it helps.i am gonna give it a try.. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:41:43 EST HOW WAS EVERYONE'S DAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x62097507 Yeah! I managed to avoid caffeine, except for 2 sips of vending machine coffee that tasted like dishwashing water. <BR> <BR> other than that: <BR> a regular glum weekend day at work. <BR> I'm starting to get worried about some unusual symptoms I've had for a few weeks - involves pain <BR> like did my skull crack ? <BR> did i get a concussion - does my brain really feel bruised? <BR> did i have a stroke ? <BR> is it extreme high blood pressure come back ? <BR> severe withdrawal symptoms from... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:03:48 EST Newbie Diabetic in need of hlep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62093521 Just yesterday I found out I was a diabetic. I feel so lost and confused as to what I can eat. I went to my dr, because I noticed a huge weight loss. In ten weeks I had lost 35 lbs. My dr. called my house yesterday and told me to only have 1500 calories. He then later called and told me to go to the ER. While in the ER I was given 20 units of insulin and 3 bags of fluid. At 11:30pm I was released from the hospital. I went to my pharmacy to pick up some medicine. I found that I had tw... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:34:22 EST Weird reaction to Cholesterol Meds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x62064060 I have an unusual and perhaps fortunate problem, I cannot tolerate cholesterol lowering drugs! <BR> Consequently, I am on a diet where I eat no fat, no oil, no nuts! I try to follow a diet suggested by me Dr. Www.4leafprogram.com. <BR> I walk on average 25-30 miles per week, work 6 hrs per day. <BR> My question is, does anyone have a sure fire method to reduce my cholesterol, currently it's 229. <BR> Thanks, Gray Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:33:41 EST Hello I am new to message board....my name is Juli http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62062006 Wow this is a wonderful journey that we are on. Thank you all for sharing... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:50:51 EST My name is Mary Posey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62061524 Hello everyone I am determined to make some big changes in my life and I have already made quite a few changes but it is a struggle especially when trying to do it on my own and i am unable to afford any of the other programs i have heard of because i live well below the poverty line and can barely pay my everyday bills. I have had 4 surgeries in 6 months and i have another procedure this afternoon where they go down your throat (endoscopy) and my prayer is they dont find what they are lookin... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:57:32 EST Login Points? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x62027240 I see an area for login points but don't understand how it works. I see ___/___numbers and nothing else in post. How does this work? Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:17:22 EST FROZEN DINNERS/FOOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61996577 Is there a brand that makes lower cholesterol foods/meals than other brands? I find it hard and really don't cook for 1 person. Any information, opinions would be much appreciated. Thanks. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:55:10 EST TEST RESULTS: HIGH CHOLESTERAL YIKES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61996457 I need to know how, and support to follow through, to eat right to lower my 282 test result. I have been in the 200's the past 4 years. Will be checking out recipes, etc. I need to lose weight too (50 lbs according to Spark). Reading these posts, they say to cut down on sugar but my triglycerides are perfect. Do I really need to cut down on sugar then? As you can tell I'm new and I'm open to take any and all advice that is out there. Thanks. Have a good one. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:31:02 EST Worried about Cholesterol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61977301 My doctor says my cholesterol is fine, but I'm worried because it's over 200. It's 204. HDL is 113 and LDL is 91. Should I try and get my cholesterol down under 200 since the healthy range is 100-199? It probably doesn't matter, but my Triglycerides are 57. I also tested positive for Lyme, so I'm glad I got the blood test after waiting 6 years. Thank you! Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:15:43 EST Have to change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61943027 I am a dedicated teacher which means lots of sitting and eating when I'm nervous I want a lot of changes in my life hope I do something about it and contribute to other people's same goals as well. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:19:56 EST Ready for success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61937085 I joined SparkPeople on 7/1/15. I'm not sure about how to participate in these Team Forums. But I thought I'd try. I'm 47 and really need to lose 74 lbs. I haven't been a healthy weight in 15 yrs. I'm hopeful that this will help me finally achieve my goal! Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:27:58 EST Happy 4 th Of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x61922631 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8594e70-46b7-4480-8491-2e65d1c092c5.jpg"> Sat, 4 Jul 2015 03:39:12 EST hi walter here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61871732 hello everyone my name is walter and im new. im joining to reach my goals in order to change my life for the better. <BR> im currently 500lbs at 5'6 height and im joining so i can lean to reach my goal of reaching atleast 250lbs. my main sources of exercise are walking and a 100lbs heavy bag. my montly budget for meals per month is about $200. any help and support will be greatly taken so i can start things on the right path and continue strongly. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:12:02 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61825607 Hi, all. I am one of those yo-yo dieters. I am so tired of the lose gain party. I am sick... have had high BP for decades, diabetes type two for 15 years, and just diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and I am afraid. I started with tiny goals, 5 minutes to walk daily. Track, track, track! Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:56:38 EST Hi Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61812651 My name is Robbie, and I live in SC. My goal is to lose 50lbs, and I can use all the help, support, and advice I can get !!! Thank you. Robbie Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:59:51 EST just starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61742885 where do I begin? I am so confused! LOL! I need ideas... need to lose fast for 4 wks, then I can settle down and lose 1-2#wk. (surgery on 7/13) Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:44:15 EST Hello everyone, nice to meet you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61706033 My name is Tammie and I want to get back to being active and healthy after bringing up 2 children. I want to be able to play with and be active with my grandson. Several people I know have gotten great moral support here and now I want to try. Hope we all meet our goals today. Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:01:14 EST Viking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61691157 what is the maximum carbs a person should eat daily and be able to lose weight Sat, 6 Jun 2015 16:14:37 EST Trying Again...This Time I'll Make It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61674547 Hi! I'm Linda from Houston TX. Tried SparkPeople a couple of years back and lost some weight. Then I stopped long enough to pack on about 50 lbs. :-( I've recently divorced and am looking forward to a healthier lifestyle which will include weight loss and becoming more active (I sit at a desk all day). Since I've tried Spark before, I know it works as long as I keep with it. I'm using Spark mostly for the motivation to keep me strong when I stumble. Cheers to a healthy journey :-) Thu, 4 Jun 2015 15:58:59 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61600828 hi just join. fail all of the other time. sure hope spark work for me Wed, 27 May 2015 13:23:28 EST Red Yeast Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x61564286 Hello!! Wondering if anyone has tried red yeast rice? My husband and our dentist swear by it. I've been taking it but haven't been retested since started and just hit the 10 lb weight loss goal - yay me!! I haven't needed medication at this point but getting nearer ... and older... (53) Sat, 23 May 2015 08:39:42 EST Donnie Sand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61559695 I really need to lose weight, but have a hard time sticking to a diet for a long period of time. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:13:02 EST My name is Vicki http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61522272 I am now introducing myself to LOW GLYCEMIC food choices. <BR> Does anyone have good ideas about breakfast choices and lunch. I can figure out the evening meals ok. <BR> What about snacks????????? <BR> What about GOOD salad dressings either to make or already prepared????? Mon, 18 May 2015 13:25:45 EST Sina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61465835 hi my name is Selena I just wanted to introduce myself to say hi and I hope this program will help me reach the goals that I have set thank you and have a good day Tue, 12 May 2015 03:03:32 EST A Smile isn't helping you control cholesterol ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17980x1135x61458671 <em>220</em> <em>381</em> <em>245</em> <em>3</em> Mon, 11 May 2015 09:47:50 EST ziadawn2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61387882 I recently received custody of my two grandchildren. I have been taking care of family members and have decided that I now need to concentrate on making changes with me, including losing weight and becoming healthier, so that I will be able to be there for a long time for my grandchildren. I enjoy working out (I became lapsed because I hate going alone - I am trying to change that), and I enjoy cycling. Sun, 3 May 2015 08:39:56 EST Joel Fuhrman, M.D. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17980x1135x61369934 I am reading "Eat to Live" by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. and I am thinking seriously by overhauling my way of eating. I got the book at the Library but I am thinking this would be a good book to keep around, so I think I will look on the internet and see if I can find a bargain. I used a lot of his ideas to lose weight without ever knowing. Now I understand how I lost the weight and why I feel so much better. Fri, 1 May 2015 07:49:36 EST Hello my name is Paula http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61349170 Hello. I am new to this and really need a friend to helpguide me. I have gotten to the point of fearing for my life after this past weekends events. We went to an all day concert outside in the full sun in Fort Myers Florida. I was with my two girls that have been to a concert before and 3 hours into it I pvassed out. I was taken by golfcart to a medic tent and then on to the hospital by ambulance. I had to leave my children behind to find for themselves. They are adults so they could no... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:31:09 EST Glucose levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=770x1135x61343171 Hi - <BR> <BR> I've been treated for both high cholesterol and hypothyroidism since 2010. It seems like ever since I started taking medications for both conditions (atorvastatin and levothyroxine) my fasting glucose readings took a leap upwards. Normal glucose levels are listed as being 65 to 99. My glucose levels used to be in the mid 70's. Now they are pretty much solid around 94 and 95 although they have dipped as low as 87 once since 2010. About 2 years ago I changed my style of eati... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:35:56 EST MEDICATIONS?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x61242159 WE HAVE TAKEN OUR MEDICATION WELL; WHAT KIND I'M INTERESTED. I take Crestor and it seems to be working just fine. Blood work next week will tell one way or the other????????? Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:00:03 EST Newbie from Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61164446 Just joined today and I am hoping to get help with my cholesterol Target. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 17:53:38 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61152526 My name is Chelsee and I'm 23 years old. I have about 120 lbs to lose along with being pre-diabetic, and having high cholesterol and blood pressure. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 12:27:44 EST And away I go.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61129864 I very briefly signed up for Sparks in 2009 without trying at all, just seeing what it would be like. Well, I found myself back at the same website but something is different this time, I am older, of course, and just sick and tired of feeling like I am being held back by this weight. I have a wonderful, supportive husband and the kids are all out of the house, what better time than now. Appreciate any support from the over 55's out there! Sun, 5 Apr 2015 04:18:12 EST Here I go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x61022722 Hi everyone! My name is Rhoda aka Angelfeather1. I have recently undergone treatments for breast cancer and have a history of high blood pressure and gout. I just turned 50 and want to join you in a new life of weight loss (control), and good health! I look forward to getting to know you and sharing our stories and successes! :) Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:27:58 EST My name is Sandra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60995512 I'm 60-something. I am overweight - obese actually. I don' know what else to say just yet. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:11:58 EST grandma needs to loose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60952462 I am excited to be a part of spark people.(first day) I need to loose about 100lbs to make me more healthier. would really love to have any information that can help me. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:59:56 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60946745 I'm not new to SP but I am new to this team. I had some blood work done last week and my cholesterol is way too high. The doc gave me an option - either take care of it via diet & exercise or go on meds. I really don't want to be on meds, so I chose diet & exercise. I have about 3 months to make a difference. <BR> <BR> Here are my results... <BR> <BR> Cholesterol 200 <BR> HDL 36 <BR> Triglyceride 103 <BR> LDL Calculated 143 <BR> CHOL/HDL Ratio 5.6 <BR> Total NON-HDL CHOL (LDL+VLDL) 164 <BR... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:42:41 EST Hi all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60932929 Hi, i'm starting new again, not sure of what to put, but need help. Have a lot going on and need to get the weight off. <BR> Thanks for being here or for having a place to go. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22:47:09 EST Getting my life back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60924849 I'm 46 and trying to get back on track after losing my mom to liver disease. I turned to food to ease my pain of losing her five years ago and just created more pain by not caring about myself or my health.Now I'm ready to get my life back. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 23:24:02 EST cook who need to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60909165 Hi my name is Sandy I'm a 55 year old grandma who job as a cook who need to lose weight but it is hard as I need to taste the food I cook been marry for 30 1/2 years . have done weight watcher but it so prices and when you go off it you gain it all back so want to try this. can't wait for spring to come to get out in my flower gardening. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:30:55 EST blog41 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60903983 I'm just joining today and don't really know what I'm doing. I hope this helps me, I'm going to try my best. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:51:44 EST Hello my name is Debi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60891873 I never had an issue with weight until I quit smoking. Yes quit smoking May 2001, got hypnotized yes it worked. I have not had a smoke since. But slowly my weight went up I did gain 40 lbs. Started using a smaller plate and ate smaller portions and lost 25 of the 40. Then we moved to WV from MA in 2013. My routine and eating habits certainly changed. Now I have gained back the 25 lost lbs. The nice weather is just around the corner and I plan to take advantage of doing things outside to incr... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:36:38 EST Winning BIg in 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60861537 Hello my name is hazel Lewis. I weight 229.4 lbs and I am struggling to lose but I am trying. I need all the encouraging words I can get.I know this is going to be a long journey but I am willing to keep going. Sat, 7 Mar 2015 08:51:51 EST MARCH ALREADY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x60851848 WOW!!! How's everyone doing? I am hanging in there. Those who don't know, I lost my mom a couple of months ago and it's been rough. I find myself wanting to call her then remember. Pretty much a downer. Yesterday would have been her birthday. <BR> <BR> Please remember to hug your parents while you can...... <BR> Fri, 6 Mar 2015 06:41:39 EST Chia seeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1255x1135x60845123 Good morning, <BR> <BR> I am new to this. I have heard that flax seeds are beneficial. Anyone familiar with the benefits (if any) of chia seeds? Can they be used like flax seeds? Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:12:32 EST Losing 60lbs to gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60816432 Hi everyone, is Valerie I am 28 /5'4/214lbs/mother of three 1,5, & 7. <BR> <BR> I am working on losing 60 pounds I just recently restarted the program, after taking a break for a year or so after having a new baby, I previously lost 65lbs,I started at around 245lbs in 2010 and lowest weight before I was pregnant in 2014 was 181-182lbs.. and now I am hoping to to reach my goal Of 160lbs. <BR> <BR> In the past I walked off the weight all at home! No gyms or gear,but now with a very clingy cr... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:21:22 EST Losing 60lbs to gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60816089 Hi everyone, is Valerie I am 28 /5'4/214lbs/mother of three 1,5, & 7. <BR> <BR> I am working on losing 60 pounds I just recently restarted the program, after taking a break for a year or so after having a new baby, I previously lost 65lbs,I started at around 245lbs in 2010 and lowest weight before I was pregnant in 2014 was 181-182lbs.. and now I am hoping to to reach my goal Of 160lbs. <BR> <BR> In the past I walked off the weight all at home! No gyms or gear,but now with a very clingy cr... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:44:55 EST Hiya http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60815997 Hi everyone,my name is Valerie I am 28 /5'4/214lbs/mother of three 1,5, & 7. <BR> <BR> I am working on losing 60 pounds I just recently restarted the program, after taking a break for a year or so after having a new baby, I previously lost 65lbs,I started at around 245lbs in 2010 and lowest weight before I was pregnant in 2014 was 181-182lbs.. and now I am hoping to to reach my goal Of 160lbs. <BR> <BR> In the past I walked off the weight all at home! No gyms or gear,but now with a very cl... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:31:24 EST Hello my name is Pam I'm 49 and need to lose weigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60801053 I am 49 and need to lose weight, I have already lost 39 lbs and and find that I am now stuck. I joined Spark People with hopes of help and support so that I can get where I need to be. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:22:09 EST Stilll trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60789500 I can't fail again, it has worm me out.I don't want to feel dumpy anymore and I want to be able to dress better for work, instead of wearing what fits, which is getting less and less. I need to be accountable to someone. I have summer clothes I need to fit in, last summer I kept wearing the same couple of pairs of capris , black and navy. Need help! Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:18:49 EST How does one stay motivated? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x60773376 When I first get the High cholesterol report I am very intent on getting those numbers down so I take my fish oil and eat a cholesterol lowering diet. I take my daily walk and do my other exercises at least twice a week. Then, after a couple of weeks I start wanting the foods that drive up the cholesterol like take-out pizza, Ice cream, butter on my bread rather than olive oil and Benecol. I find myself thinking, just a little bit which turns into more than a bit. <BR> <BR> I'll be having th... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:53:50 EST Hello my fellow 'Change Agents' My name is Loretta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60764080 I'd like to tell you a little about why I joined "Spark People". I have struggled with weight gain, loss, and regain for about 15 years now. I picked up some very bad eating habits over the years running a home with husband-children, working, and going to school. As we all know bad habits are hard to break and I am hoping that I will find people in this social network to help encourage me, kick me in the backside when I need it, cry with me, and walk with me through my successes and failur... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:19:13 EST new to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60727649 Hi everyone! I'm looking for support on how to work on my self esteem and to lose weight! <BR> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17:36:10 EST 54, 4'11" 148lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60700630 I need lots of help and encouragement to lose weight and get healthier. It's very frustrating to work out, eat right, and not lose weight...so I give up for a while...then start I again. It's a cycle I don't like. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:45:38 EST back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60696460 Working to losing 30 pounds. I am 65 years young and want to be back in shape. Let myself go to crap for the last two years. Will enough poor me crap. Back in the gym and working out at a slow pace to build up again. three times a week to start. My eating habits got really bad so I thought I would give this a try. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:54:02 EST Hi my name is Sudie-g http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60679410 I am over weight, and headed towards having sugar. Sugar runs in my family. And their is a lot of health issue that go's with gaining weight. and I want to be healthy. willing to do what ever it takes to remain healthy. two years ago I was 125lb now i'm 204. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:03:47 EST Not yet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x60678962 I knew for awhile I had high cholesterol but that starting diet and exercise would help, but since I have only been doing this for a few weeks it didn't go down enough and got put on meds today. :( Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:22:55 EST Turning 60 in 2 wks....I need to lose this weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60659231 Hi to all! I'll be turning 60 in just two weeks (that in itself is unbelievable!) I've let myself go, I am 60 pounds overweight, have back problems and heartburn of which I am positive if I lost the weight some of those issues would be gone. I just seem to have lost all motivation mentally and physically and can't seem to get motivated with anything. I have lost my way along the road of life and I want I want to get it back. I have two great grandchildren that I want to be around for as l... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:27:06 EST surviving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60641499 Hi my name is Cat. I hope all is well with everyone. I suffer from manic depression/Bipolar and have been an insomniac since a child. That was very traumatic especially when there is school in the morning. My story is long and depressing so I'll skip all that. I have taken every sleeping pill natural, medical, listening to music cd's and the only thing that works is my Ambien. I love this pill. I call it my miracle pill. after years of no healthy sleep. Now I can sleep, yes I get up ... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:04:39 EST Hi I'm patty http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60563682 Just had gastric sleeve bypass any support groups for this? 1 week today! Wed, 4 Feb 2015 20:24:05 EST Never too late!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60506299 I need to get healthier, so I searched online and found this site. Been reading on it for quite a while. Sounds inviting. <BR> I'm retired and live in SNOW country Maine. Been overweight most all of my life but figure it's never too late to make <BR> new habits!! Hope to hear from others with over 100#'s to lose. Happy Friday!!! Sandy Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:20:28 EST Hi, This is Mountainviewme http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60462135 And I am soooo lost right now! <BR> Thanks for having me! Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:32:36 EST Change is today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60451791 Hi, I'm Sandy and have been battling my weight for about 12 years now. Yoyo dieting has been me. I'm hoping this site will get me back on track to stop this and finally get my weight off for the rest of my life. I am a diabetic, high cholesterol. I am 67 years old retired lady and keep pretty busy with dancing, walking, etc. The problem with the way I diet, is plain not eating most of the day, which I know is not healthy with diabetes and reading all articles is the main reason I'm not lo... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:12:59 EST Hello, My name is Micheal and I need help. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60450281 My name is Micheal, I am 60 years old and an ugly\discussing 272 pounds while only 5' 10" tall. I was born and raised in a very small Kansas town (pop. 136). 39 years ago I married and Angel and the love of my life, we seldom leave the house alone, many people joke we a attached at the hip. Let me stress that my wife is in no way over weight, she is 5' 4" and weights less than 130 (although I don't know the exact number), so other than her excellent cooking she is in no way responsible for ... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:19:58 EST Sharing a smile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17980x1135x60406384 &#128515; Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:33:47 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60369575 Hi, it is 5.25pm now. A good time to start sweating but I am in front of my PC to say hallo you at Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> Everybody want a good health. So am I. But it is not easy to get up and start sweating alone. I found Sparkpeople just by chance on the internet. Look nice. Maybe can help me a bit. I've been reading many of the articles / stories. Interesting, and I hope I can sample some of them. <BR> <BR> So, here I am. Wish me luck! Sun, 18 Jan 2015 04:28:43 EST Appreciate all Help and Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60320639 I am 51 and just came off of a very stressful year so I need to get back on track. I have a new husband, new job and new address so I am making quite a few adjustments. I always appreciate advice and encouragement. I struggle a little with keeping motivated but hoping this site will keep me focused! (I have gained 15 pounds that I desperately want to shed by my April birthday!) I appreciate all the resources on this website so I think I can do this! Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:31:17 EST back again never quit quitting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60315946 No time like the present to make a better me! Any encouragement is appreciated. Struggle with exercise but don't want to shop in plus size forever..looking to lose 40-45 lbs by August to start by making healthy habit changes and gaining some positive influence in my life. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:01:34 EST SlimGrandma5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60311746 I would like to hear from people with Diabetes. People with needing to lose weight for health reasons. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:29:38 EST Tess2k9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60299866 hi everyone i am here to try to loose some weight Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:48:55 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60296491 I have been a lurker and wanted to say hello. Thanks to all the great support and information here, I have successfully lowered my cholesterol. Even with the statin that my dr says I need since I lost my mother and grandmother from strokes at my age (which I consider relatively young), my cholesterol still remained higher than she liked. <BR> <BR> I read about Cholesterol down here and also Eat to live. I pretty much do Cholesterol down and do a modified Eat to live diet (I hate to say, di... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:13:29 EST Who am I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60282764 No, really. This journey is about finding who the new me is. And who I want to be. I want to be fit, healthy, up for anything. Not afraid to fail, more afraid to NOT try. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:35:41 EST This is IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60263427 Have tried every diet, every fad, but doctor said, "You're getting old enough, now, that the things you got away with in the past will no longer work. I'm hear to help you get healthy." So...that is my resolution, to journal my food, to keep checking for updates and info on SparkPeople, and to get healthy. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 18:29:53 EST Midwife on Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60260661 Back on Spark people after being away for a few years...Should have never left! Now, after doing a 21 day "cleanse" i.e. reboot for my metabolism, and losing 22 # with Trim Healthy Mama eating style I am back to keep the healthy lifestyle going with spark people tools. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:27:17 EST sharonagibson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60252420 Hello. I'm new here and hope to have fun meeting everyone and getting and receiving support on our weight loss. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 20:05:56 EST Nutritional supplements - for or against http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x60244978 I want to ask has someone took a dietary supplement that contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA) from the plant Garcinia Cambogia. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 08:17:55 EST Penny from Vermont http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60238424 Hi, <BR> I am a 55 yr old woman from Vermont. I was told by my heart doctor that I had to quit smoking and lose 20 lbs by June. Eventually, I will have to have my heart valve fixed and he wants me in the best health so recovery will be easy. I quit smoking on January 1st (cold turkey) and joined Sparkpeople to log in my meals to keep an eye on what I eat. I just started walking on my treadmill. I feel a little overwhelmed:} Any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. This ... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 16:29:32 EST Sugar... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60238083 Sugar...that is my downfall, and one I aim to conquer :) Tue, 6 Jan 2015 15:58:17 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60224538 hi everyone just getting started its gonna be a long road but im ready to walk it Mon, 5 Jan 2015 14:39:50 EST getting started anew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60191805 Hi, I am new to Sparkpeople. I found this site when a patient of mine was telling me about 12 week challenges she found for motivation. A Google search brought me here. I have lost weight in the past, gained back, yo yo'd awhile. At 64 years of age it's time to get my life in order- I have a mother with Alzheimer's, and if anything happens to me there is no one to take care of her. So here I am- and I plan to reach my goal (104 lbs down) in 12 months as a Sparkpeople member. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:40:11 EST New Member looking for tons of support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60188004 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Griselda and I am new to this site... I am very excited to start this path of healthier choices and a healthier life. Well one main issue I know I have encountered my whole life is the compulsive overeating habits I have. I think that's been the main reason of my being overweight, I have minimized it a bit but it is still a problem and it will probably continue to be a problem the rest of my life. However, I have learned to be open about it and let othe... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:55:34 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x60183663 Here's to all the wonderful members of this team. My hope is for each of us to celebrate in achieving our goals, no matter how small or big. <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>249</em> <em>249</em> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 06:41:10 EST Needing help to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60162211 Hi, my name is Starsassy. I've been on here before but it's been a long time. I'm 45 years old. I have 3 kids & 7grandkids. I'm a proud mom & Nana. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 03:29:11 EST I need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60142036 I need tips on what to do for lowering my cholesterol numbers because the blood work showed they were high. thanks Sun, 28 Dec 2014 23:27:27 EST Learning more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60139216 Hello - Went through a trying time this year and now I hope 2015 will be better for me. I have a sedentary job, but am interested in meeting new people who have the same interest and goals as myself. My main goal is to lose weight and to get my A1C numbers down through better eating habits and exercise even if the exercise is just walking at this point. Taking things slow and making changes slowly so that they will be long lasting. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17:17:51 EST Hello From Halifax, NS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60137025 Just stopping by to say hello. Hope all is well with everyone. I have returned to SP in the hope that much needed change will come this time around. I am at my heaviest (Last Weigh-In was October) 637.5 lbs. With this weight comes much discomfort & a host of health issues. I hope you will all support me in my journey as I will of yours. <BR> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 13:35:52 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60136266 Hi <BR> <BR> I joined a while ago and have been reading the messages coming through, but have now decided that it is time to get off my butt and be a be more active about participating on this website. I am hoping that this will help me keep motivated make a difference to my health and well being. <BR> <BR> Claire Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:54:50 EST Just a quick hello to everyone!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60122042 Hi, My name is Jennifer and i just recently joined. I am 47 years old and am looking forward to getting healthy and making better choices. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:44:42 EST kcatron http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60114821 I am soon to be 60 and tired of being out of breath and joints hurting. I have young grandkids that I would like to be active with. I have started to sew and have been part of a card making group for a few years. My husband is diabetic and is on disability so there is not much extra money to do much extra things. support, guidance and encouragement is needed Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:55:22 EST Hoping for a healthier life.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x60040739 Hi! I'm a 42 year old stay at home mom.First off, I need to do this for my health, but who doesn't want to look better? My starting goal is to lose 50 lbs. I don't have any emotional support. I'm hoping to find some here. I definately need it! I would love to make this journey with others who are just starting out. Also, would love to hear from those who have had success, especially those that remember just how hard it was to start their journey. Hopefully, I can make new friends here :) Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:56:57 EST Jean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59987490 Hi joined awhile back but I am finally starting to keep track of my food intake. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:48:31 EST My First Blog - Not My First Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59952571 I've rejoined the Sparkpeople, probably for the 5th time, but I'm determined to stick with healthier meals and more exercise. I want to do better, for me - for me only. My family will have to deal with the new food choices. I have to be selfish for a change. Sat, 6 Dec 2014 15:12:21 EST starting over!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59949925 Hello my name is Debra I have decided not to give up on my goal to change my life for the better .I lost a great amount of weight and then I was just stuck because I couldn't loose any more. Its been almost two years since I tried to get back on track. So I am feeling defeated so I decided to come back to Sparkle and get support and possible find a group or walking group in Charlotte to help me get restarted and to give me some tips on how to get back on track, and me remain accountable. I j... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 08:33:12 EST Jennifer at 50 is READY FOR CHANGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59941711 I turned 50 this year and am in dire need of a lifestyle change. I was a very active person in my younger days but I have gotten very complacent when it comes to physical activity and though I eat enough healthy foods, I have been indulging in the "not so healthy" category for too long. I want to lose 35 pounds by May, my next birthday and adopt a physical activity program that I can stick with. I want the next phase of my life to be the better phase and am ready to take the steps to do ju... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 08:30:22 EST Cedwyer is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59889802 I want to feel alive again because I am so tired of eating myself to death. Looking for support and words of inspiration to keep me moving forward. Moving at all, sounds pretty good right now. <BR> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:55:22 EST Staying with a Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59882457 It's very hard for me to stay with a program because I am under a lot of stress. I either eat to much or too little. I am over 50, and losing weight is much harder. I need to lose 30 lbs. I have difficulty keeping track of what I eat because I have so little time to do anything for me. I am also dealing with depression because of the stress. It goes around in a circle. I try to work out, but have back problems and sometimes it becomes too difficult. I was on Spark People several years ... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:37:39 EST Need Encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=770x1135x59848415 I had a rough week last week. Bad news from my cholesterol tests sent me off the edge for a couple of days but I am back on track. What was most discouraging about the tests was that my LDL jumped from 100 to 155. This blew me away as I had been eating very healthy. I even made it a point to make almost all my 40ish grams of daily fat very healthy ones. However I did discontinue taking Lipitor about a month before I had the tests because of experiencing peripheral neuropathy type symptom... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:16:35 EST Need Encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1255x1135x59848395 I had a rough week last week. Bad news from my cholesterol tests sent me off the edge for a couple of days but I am back on track. What was most discouraging about the tests was that my LDL jumped from 100 to 155. This blew me away as I had been eating very healthy. I even made it a point to make almost all my 40ish grams of daily fat very healthy ones. However I did discontinue taking Lipitor about a month before I had the tests because of experiencing peripheral neuropathy type symptom... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:14:32 EST New from Southern Utah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59709890 I have always wondered why someone 20-25 lbs. overweight couldn't easily loose the weight, JUST DO IT. How hard would a little self control be? Well, NOW I know. I keep saying I can do it, but now I understand it is not that easy. I keep trying...a day maybe;( I have to admit NOW I KNOW what it is like to want/need to loose weight and I'm not strong enough to just do it. I really do need help from others...HELP! Sun, 9 Nov 2014 11:28:19 EST hey there im Chris im new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59703632 I'm trying this out to try and lose a little weight and help would help Sat, 8 Nov 2014 17:36:23 EST Hi I'm Cathy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59680389 i have recently been told I have diabetes. That is why I'm joining again to Sparks people. I don't want to get worse and have to start taking pills oe injections. I need to lose 90 lbs. I have been overweight most of my adult life. I've tried many things before and failed. I've read most in enters have failed some 1000 times before there invention finally comes together. I have to believe this time it will all come together for me. Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:22:57 EST Hello! Newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59659337 I'm a 44 year old mother of 3, my son is 19 yo and is currently in the National Guard, my step son is 6 yo and is in the first grade, we have him on most weekends, and my husband and I have together a 2 1/2 yo little girl who lights up our world. I was diagnosed with Gestational diabetes with my daughter, but now have Type 2. I struggle daily with my diet, as I live with an Italian that loves his pasta. I do well at work, but when I get home my husband and mother in law do majority of the ... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 07:53:12 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59653917 Hello everyone -- <BR> <BR> I just joined today, after having heard a lot of positive things about this site. <BR> <BR> I would like to lose 40 lbs by the end of April. About half of this amount was gained in the past 3 years as a result of some ankle surgery which kept me immobile for quite some time. <BR> <BR> I have had high cholesterol for the past several years, and am not on medication (yet) as I want to try to control it on my own. It's due to a combination of heredity as well as... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 16:59:10 EST Doing it again!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59592963 Looking for a low carb eating plan to start. Can anyone help/ <BR> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:41:47 EST Treating Myself Better Starting Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59579386 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm starting fresh today for a healthier me in the future. I have contemplated weight loss surgery or the stomach band but I want to try AGAIN to do this on my own and I think Spark People can help me. I want to be much healthier when my son and daughter-in-law come home to visit from Japan in June of 2016. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:24:17 EST Tootsn 74 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59565036 Hi everyone. I,m back after being away for a few years at that time I didn,t know how to write in my food lists . My friend Norma with all her patience with me finally got me up & running . I have 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, , I like reading & folkart painting . Want to lose this weight now I do walking & aquifit swimming . It will take some time to lose this weight but I,m going to give it my best . Blessings toots 74 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:45:23 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59528854 Hi my name is Kali. I'm 52 and I've gained a lot of weight in the recent months. It's funny how fast it goes on and how slow it goes off. I totally believe it should be the other way around. I'm currently living in Utah by way of Georgia. It is so beautiful here. I hope to hear back from some of you guys I know I will need the support as this is my first day. Take care everyone! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:35:24 EST Mother of 2 boys 15 and 3 - 42 years old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59487794 I am 4'10" tall and I am 165 lbs. I am tired all the time and don't eat healthy and I want to change that with exercise and diet. I can't keep up with my 3 year old, my house is dirty, I am not motivated to do very much and I know it is time. I am an accountant by trade, so I sit at a desk all day. I am an artist by passion so when I have time I paint, draw or whatever hits my fancy at the time. I have also written a children's book that has SAT words in it to help them learn. I want my... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:14:18 EST Brand newbie! Joined today :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59456349 Hello, my name is Sabrina. I've been going up and down with my weight for years. I was a heavy smoker and quit 2 1/2 years ago. I don't have much weight to lose, 25lbs would be great, 35 - ideal! I'm getting married next year and want to rock my wedding dress in October of 2015 :) My problem is that I'm experiencing hormonal changes (i'm 47 years old) and my stomach has blown up and it seems that everything I eat or drink causes this reaction. I can wake up in the morning and it will be g... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:04:56 EST Carlinda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59437482 I am a long time diabetic and need help. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:48:34 EST Apple Cider Vinegar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x59434231 hi, has anybody tried this?- its supposed to help with a multitude of things weight loss, HBP, Cholestrol, blood sugar. to name a few. <BR> <BR> mix 1 cup hot water <BR> 1/4 cup apple juice <BR> 1 teaspoon honey <BR> 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger & cinnamon <BR> 1-2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar <BR> i started on wednesday and see a difference in my blood sugar , cant tell about the <BR> HBP yet or cholestrol yet <BR> just wondering?? Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:54:52 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59429081 I'm aka Tina, 42 with HB & HC & Hypoglycemic & Hypothyroidism and some other health issues. Looking for all the support I can get. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20:08:38 EST Nice to meet you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59337337 New to this site. Giving it a try. I usually feel beyond help most days-sometimes there's a breakthrough but it doesn't seem to last. I exercise with Teresa Tapp (T-Tap) at home and I hate to go to the gym Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:56:10 EST Nice to meet you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59337336 New to this site. Giving it a try. I usually feel beyond help most days-sometimes there's a breakthrough but it doesn't seem to last. I exercise with Teresa Tapp (T-Tap) at home and I hate to go to the gym Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:56:10 EST So far, so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59333321 I have a problem with both high sugars and cholesterol, so I came to this site hoping that it will help. <BR> It will be hard but I will succeed. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:27:57 EST Natural Remedies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1255x1135x59331324 Hi team,glad.I've.found you guys! <BR> Has anyone found resultra from flex seed,walnuts or. Ex.v.Olive Oil use?? Thu, 2 Oct 2014 06:05:42 EST excited to try this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59313679 hi guys! i'm excited to try spark people and see how well this works, Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:47:14 EST just for me1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59235767 I am 57, got injured at work and started falling apart Health wise, I have limited mobility as Knee injury, Need to get back on track. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:08:20 EST Ready to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59200067 Hello, My name is Bobby and I just turned 61. Spent most of my life over weight and now with various medical problems popping up it is now time to become the slim person I can be. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:37:43 EST can you help interpret? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=770x1135x59095084 total chol: 242 HIGH <BR> trig: 74 <BR> LDL: 127 <BR> HDL: 100 <BR> Chol/HDL: 2.42 <BR> <BR> Eat well--mainly fruit, veggies, very little meat, although I do love cheese. Moderate exercise. Age 56, female, overall health very good. <BR> <BR> I want to know how to interpret these results because I am within range for everything but total chol--although I could lower LDL some too. Why is HDL so high-compared to other people--and does this serve to negate the high total chol result? Tue, 9 Sep 2014 19:26:13 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59078352 Hi, I'm new to Spark, and I would like to lose about 55 pounds. I have been overweight for over 21 years. I have already lost 14 pounds in the last 3 months just by using my treadmill 5 - 6 days a week. My goal is to lose 55 more pounds by the time my daughter graduates from college next year. I could really use the support and make new friends. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:24:32 EST Hello. I am glad to be here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59075620 Hi. I am Linda from Texas. I am happy to be joining this team. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 22:58:09 EST weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x59047545 hi my name is Rebecca I'm 34 years of age and I weigh 333lbs and my doctor wants med to get weight loss surgery but I want to do it myself.I need help to get motivated any suggestions please let me know what you think Fri, 5 Sep 2014 01:16:38 EST SEPTEMBER ALREADY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x59005623 <em>465</em> Time for leaves changing, hot chocolate and sweaters coming soon. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:33:19 EST Share A Smile With The Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17980x1135x59002867 <em>100</em> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:30:13 EST Yes I Can! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58974333 Hi Everyone, I started my weight lost journey in March, 2014. I am so glad I found this site last week. There are so many great resources. Congratulations for make this decision to improve your health. I wish you all much success! Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:38:48 EST Pattyfay40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58965596 I would like to join a message board of people on the South Beach Diet for moral support and tips on what to eat. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:30:06 EST I'm new here and got a problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x58946186 Hi everyone! I went to my doctor for my yearly physical and she took my blood to check for all those things doctors check for and she told me I have mixed hyperlipidemia. Evidently my cholesterol was off the chart and it is a hereditary disease. So she gave me a horse pill and sent me on my way. Every time I go to the doctor for one reason like I originally went to her for an mri of a torn meniscus (too young for surgery) and osteoarthritis, anyway I walk away with another ailment. Is it just... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:03:30 EST Hi Y'all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58884864 Hi Y'all i' am from Oklahoma City and have found out that my doctor wants to put me on Insulin shots but I prefer to get health and get off all my meds that are not necessary. Today I will be going to a new gym to try a different water fitness program and I' am excited. Well I hope all have a great and blessed day today. bye for now Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:56:31 EST lajh1973 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58801870 Hi I'm new to the spark people program. Say that 3 times in a row. I live in Licking County and hope to lose a big whooping 80 pounds. I know it will take time, patience, determination and help from all of you. I've been told that I worry and take care of everyone else. Now that I'll be turning the big 60 in March, I should take care of myself. So can I lose the weight this time? Yes! Yes! Yes! With some help from all of you. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:46:46 EST try to make it to 90 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58695768 my name is Terrence I'm 49 years old married with kids ,we all need to get in shape but im doing this for me ,and hopefully ill inspire my family to do better, but for now im going to do me. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:13 EST New to Site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58693572 I am a retired Senior Citizen and wish to eat healthier. I've been working on a diet plan for several months but am beginning to back slide. I could use some support and advice as I try again. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:30:12 EST Who is KillRbee18? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58670992 So who is KillRbee18? For starters, my name is Dagoberto Sabino Chavez. I know you’re probably asking yourself "what in the heck did he just call me?” Do not be alarmed, I go by the name "Sal" (short for Sabino). My name is Hispanic originated. It was taken from my grandfather that I never met, so in respect to him; I wear it proudly! I was born in Reno Nevada and spent most of my teenage years in a small town called "Gerlach" (107 miles northwest of Reno). Just to give you an idea of how sma... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:28:48 EST whitegirl14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58669761 hi from someone with a lot of weight to lose Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:13:16 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58656157 I'm Dawn and I have been on a weight loss mission for a couple months now! I have lost 20 lbs and plateau'd.. I want to lose.. no I need to lose 75 more pounds or so. I am excited to have you all as a support team as I work my way to healthy and happy! Stop by my blog.. I'm hoping to keep it updated! Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:52:47 EST Hi, I am Karen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58654587 I am praying that this is my final weight loss program. I am 66 years old and 50 pounds overweight. I have tried every plan out there. I need motivation help. I am Gluten intolerant and just diagnosed with diabetes. I want to lose 50'pounds to improve my health and self imagine. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:23:50 EST Hi, Sloemoe here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58624514 Hitting message boards day one feels like I'm moving fast. I'm looking to get rid of 104 lbs to lighten the load on my heart (my knees and feet will probably be grateful too.). I've lost significant weight before but pray that sparking is my key to maintenance success. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:10:33 EST Confused Newby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58613716 Hello! My name is Linda, and I am a 65 year old lady that is totally confused about nutrition/dieting today. I have done the weight watcher points, and it just doesn't work for me any more. Then I read books about dieting and see that you should do without wheat, or do away with dairy products, or corn, or anything with preservatives. And I now have a Fitbit - so think the additional walking is a good way to go. How do you separate all of the books / dieting and know what is best for you... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:08:18 EST Hi there to everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58602230 Hi Cheers for the invitations. I hope you can keep me motivated! I do well at the start then the usual happens, I get down and can't be bothered. So I've got nothing to lose weight for except myself now. No weddings, big parties nowt. So the biggest reason I do have if for myself. I think that maybe motivation enough. But please keep me on track and do my nut in if I lose the plot or you don't hear from me in a while. 1st day done and dusted and feeling good. So cheers again everybody x <BR> ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:59:44 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58581861 Hello All! <BR> I am completely new to all this. I found SparkPeople just surfing the web. I am a nurse, mom to 2 boys (18 & 14) and wife to my wonderful husband who, unfortunately, has a neuromuscular disease. It is hard to find time but I know I need to get healthy for myself and my family. So, here I am and I am sure I"ll need a lot of help and support! Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:27:54 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58541586 Hi everyone, I am new to Sparkspeople, and I am hoping that I have finally found where I belong, I suffer from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and have almost every symptom from it, including high cholesterol. I have been battling trying to get my triglycerides down and have been unsuccessful...I am hoping that with a little help from the group maybe I can learn some new ideas :) Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:12:07 EST New at this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58540107 Hi my name is Debbie an was told about this site by my niece. I am 53 married an have 2 children an 2 grandchildren. Moved to the state of Maine 9 months ago. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:05:42 EST Not so new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58524029 Hi! I have been a member for a few years but have been back and forth on the weight lose journey. I have fibromyalgia and degenerative disc disease. Both of which cause me daily pain. I stopped taking meds due to an almost 50 lb weight gain which was a side effect of the meds. I am determined to lose the weight this time so I can enjoy my kids.and life pain free. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:08:10 EST Cholesterol Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x58515103 <em>244</em> 20 Bonus Points Today Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:55:17 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58504582 Not sure what to say here, other than hello. I'm new here. I've been using spark people since Oct 2013, but never used the message boards before. I started at 211 and am down to 190, but seem to be stuck. I keep fluctuating between 190 and 195 for the past 6 months - frustrating, but probably my own fault (I like to "cheat" a little too often). One thing I'm concerned about is getting the right nutrients. According to the nutrition tracker, I need to increase my potassium and magnesium... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:30:05 EST 46 and scared http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58485760 I'm new to this and I've gotta change, so I can stay alive. I want to live to see my grandchildren. There are two people in my body. I would appreciate the help from all of you. Thanks Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:07:17 EST CourtClerk1987 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58480033 I've been struggling forever with weight and have tried almost every diet/weight loss program. I'm so afraid of failure, AGAIN! This really looks like something I can do. I actually took a 15 minute walk at lunchtime and it's been about a year since I've walked for exercise. There was a time I could stick with maintaining my weight but not so much anymore. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers for a successful journey. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:29:46 EST Returning for the spark ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58478171 Somehow I've gained all the weight I lost 4 years ago, plus another 10 lbs. I've tried WW, myfitnesspal, going it alone, trying to "be good" at least 80% of the time .... and I'm tired of struggling. Bottom line is I need to track for the portion control and the monitoring of calories, fat & carbs I'm consuming. Also, I need to MOVE. I have a new treadmill in my living room, there is NO EXCUSE NOT TO BE USING IT. <BR> <BR> I created a new account, clean slate. If anyone remembers me, I used ... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:36:42 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58468909 Hi, <BR> My name is Shelly, I am looking for help..I am disabled at 52 years old from an accident and looking at having several surgeries, but must lose weight before. I have so many obstacles right now that have played a huge role in my weight gain and inability to lose the weight! One of the many things I have wrong is Thyroid disease, hypothyroidism and I have only gotten worse..I see no hope in sight as I am doing this all alone and unable to exercise...So I guess God has sent me to this ... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:17:39 EST Greetings from Alaska! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58459505 I am new to SP and this board. I joined because I struggle with high cholesterol as one of the health side effects that comes with thyroid disease. I try to keep it under control with healthy eating and at least 2 hours of exercise, 5 days a week. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 17:38:27 EST I have returned-Shouldn't have left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58457974 I have returned to SparkPeople because I have enjoyed it and it worked-when I put in the required motivational umph. My motivation tends to come and go. At the moment I am hoping that THIS time things will really stick and that in a year I will still be here and be living a healthy life at a good weight. <BR> <BR> I keep trying to "like" exercising. So far my recumbant bicycle and Total Gym are the two pieces of equipment I keep returning to. Walking used to be enjoyable, but frankly, my... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:26:17 EST Another newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58431692 Hey y'all! I'm "iadopted5". Yes, I did adopt 5 children. They were 4,5 7, 14 & 16 at ages of adoption. They are now 16, 16, 18, 18 & 19. Yes, they are a big stress and blessing in my life. Being a therapeutic parent for the past 13 yrs has taken a HUGE toll on my body by way of stress, worry and secondary PTSD. I have ridden the weight loss roller coaster most of my adult life, but the past few yrs have been the hardest. I am 42 (in September) and will be married 25 yrs to the love of... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 21:21:46 EST SUMMER WALK CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17980x1135x58424851 The challenge is to do 5000 steps per day or 5 miles or 45 to 60 minutes. If you are at this level already then increase your steps by 2000 or miles by 1 mile or minutes by 15 to 30. <em>185</em> <em>363</em> <em>311</em> <em>342</em> <em>361</em> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 06:30:02 EST loannac http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58402532 I was searching for a menu planner to learn how to manage my diabetes and was becoming increasingly frustrated. Finding Sparkpeople seems like a miracle. I was diagnosed a little over 3 years ago, and have waivered between denial, depression and avoidance until today. I think now I am ready to face facts and get on with living. I have a lot of changes and choices to make. After seeing what is offered here I feel less overwhelmed and more hopeful. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 02:02:47 EST Introduciton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58373529 Hi, everyone. My name is Bridget and I am almost 40 yrs old. I am new, but hoping to find some help and support. If I do something wrong, just let me know. I am still figuring this all out. <BR> <BR> I was recently diagnosed with chronic severe migraines during an ongoing battle with vestibular vertigo. I am happy to report the positional vertigo has been fixed, so now I am concentrating on the other issues. I am not on cholesterol medicine as of yet, but I do try to remember to take Fish O... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:17:20 EST Guy looking for tips, tricks, and whatever else! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58367603 Hey. <BR> <BR> I'm a 32 year old man who would like to lose weight. I've been overweight most of my life and have struggled with it quite a bit. <BR> <BR> I think I've done the song and dance enough to understand the basics about exercise and nutrition. I've come to realize my main issue tends to be emotional eating. That and hating fruits and veggies. And maybe love of ice cream and pasta. <BR> <BR> I would love to hear from others who have tips on how to overcome hatred/disgust of veg... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:10:20 EST My name is Kathy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58307518 I want to lose some weight and stay healthy Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:06:17 EST Finally Caring about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58304948 I am a 45 year old wife and mother . I work 40 hours per week. and i suffer from a joint disease called MCTD. and i have vertigo. I never know when it will strike. Trying to make a change in my life and get healthy. The doctors have told my husband he has fatty liver disease. so now is a good time to change the way we eat and move. I have failed before but know that i have to do this for him. So i wont fail this time. <BR> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 21:24:09 EST Hello and Goodby........ ......patricia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58264307 I don't mean to run out on everyone but I will be back on Monday. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:41:47 EST Back on SP after being away for a long time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58237164 Hi, <BR> <BR> Like the subject says, I'm back on SP after being away for a long time. I've reset my goals, and I'm trying to get in shape again. <BR> <BR> I used the site for a couple of years probably 5 years ago and I lost 30-40 lbs. But since then I haven't been on consistently. Now I'm trying to get back into it. I was an active participant in this group way back then, but I this point, I guess I consider myself a "new" member. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I don't have time for a long intro,... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:45:56 EST bequiltn8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58228524 I finally decided I need to take better care of myself-- I have a lot of weight to lose, and I certainly need help doing it. I have just spent 18 months away from my home caring for my ailing 90 yr old mother--has made me realize we don't have forever to do the things we thought we did. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:57:48 EST Hello There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58228484 My name is Denell and I just joined SparkPeople today. I have high cholesterol and am on meds for it. I'm sure by eating healthier, losing weight, and getting fit I will lower my cholesterol and be able to get off the medication. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:52:09 EST I'm finally making the choice to lose weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58199143 Hello. I am stickgrl8. I am new and have already dropped 3 lbs.I need to lose 113 or so so I can use ALL the support I can get. I am a vegan and struggle with my sugar intake. sodas are the worst. thanks to ALL who can support me. and I am totally willing to support any of you too. thanks. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:46:27 EST LeslieShawn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58149762 Just started today, I need motivation. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 12:13:20 EST 2014 Chit Chat & Discussion Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x58147629 Now we can all post on the same year...some were (myself included) posting on 2013 boards! <BR> Have a great Sunday! <BR> <em>334</em> <em>67</em> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> <em>87</em> <em>379</em> <em>88</em> <BR> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 09:05:20 EST Hello, I joined Tuesday June 3, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58120346 I have been yo-yo dieting for many years, I would succeed and lose major amounts. Show off what I did, then go back to my old habits. Then I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. I lost some weight and kept it off. Dieting is a bad word. I prefer lifestyle change. Changing my lifestyle, of no activity, overeating, feeling bored, lonely and frustrated was easier than I thought. I began to read labels, I began to plan my meals ahead of time. I began packing my lunch the night befo... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 14:49:51 EST Joking to make a better self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58111045 Hi.my name is chyna Rochelle, I really need to make a change in my life and need all the support I can get... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 18:45:05 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58108044 Hi I am new to Spark and am on a quest to lose weight. I want to get healthy and fit for myself and my two grand children so I can do more with them. Any and all help and advise would be greatly appreciated. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:37:31 EST need to watch my weight seriously http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x58057441 I am Henrietta,a mother of one. I was weighing 56kg but my weight now is 85kg, I really need to reduce my weight!!! Sat, 31 May 2014 06:52:32 EST TODAYS EXERCISE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17980x1135x58053143 I made it back to the gym today after hurting my back. <BR> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:07:51 EST COFFEE CAFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x58053133 <BR> HOW IS EVERYONE DOING? I was hoping someone would step up and take over for me but I guess not. I have been very busy and have had some pc issues but I will try to check in more ofter. <BR> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:06:17 EST Ready to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57995242 My name is Lori (BellaMitzi are the names of my two dogs) and I searched for a carb counter online and found this website! I am a sugar addict and I just got off a day detox eating program to get off sugar and bad carbs. I lost 12 lbs but now at a stand still. I need to lose 65 more lbs so this website is perfect for tracking what I eat and exercising WHICH I AVOID but know I must exercise to get the rest of this weight off. It seems to be harder to lose weight being 50+. I am excited on... Sun, 25 May 2014 18:18:08 EST Hi. I'm nancy I have had 3 heart attacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57985852 I quit smoking but gained weight. I am ready to lose it Sat, 24 May 2014 19:29:23 EST I will do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57953919 Hello my name is Gerda,i found this site by chance. I have lost 55lbs 2 years ago ,but have added back 25 lbs since then. My goal is to loose those pounds. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:08:53 EST Twotop20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57943937 Hi everyone. I am going to send a pic of myself soon. Well my goal is to have 10%-12% of body fat. I want to become a professional body builder. And I joined because my weight manager said it would help me to get the results I was looking for. I am about to have weight lost surgery soon. Tue, 20 May 2014 22:02:09 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57905482 My name is Chelsee and I'm new to this site. Looking forward to getting healthy and losing weight. Looks like there's a ton of information and support here. Sat, 17 May 2014 14:16:34 EST mutual encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57870862 I just joined today, and while I have already managed to lose 20 lbs before joining, I would love to meet some people for mutual support and encouragement. I am not the criticizing type of friend, but I do try to be supportive, and have days where I need the encouragement myself. So...it's nice to meet everyone...feel free to add me. Have an awesome day, and push yourself just a little harder than you did yesterday! It all adds up in the end. Wed, 14 May 2014 12:13:01 EST My numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=770x1135x57870662 January 2014 May 2014 <BR> Chol 250 174 <BR> Tri 92 83 <BR> HDL 57 55 <BR> LDL 175 102 <BR> Ratio 3.06 1.86 <em>1... Wed, 14 May 2014 11:57:06 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57870557 I've been fighting cholesterol since the first time my blood was drawn when I was in my twenties. I didn't eat red meat, pork, eggs, or cheese at that time; I weighed in at 112 lbs on a 5'3" frame, and I was close to 300. My grandparents and bio-dad were probably put on cholesterol meds the day they were invented. And it looked like I was headed there too. My difference was my good cholesterol was freakishly high. So my docs for the last 20 years have monitored me. I found that eating r... Wed, 14 May 2014 11:44:04 EST HELP! cym222 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57843520 Hello,I just joined sparkpeople,I'm about 100 lbs overwieght and want to live a more active life style like I used to.I dont really know what I'm doing or how to use sparkpeople,so far all I do is track my meals and fitness which is working so far,I've lost 5 lbs since I started 3 days ago.I'm wondering if there is a coach I can correspond with on a daily basis that's free.Any advice please let me know, and it might be easier to email me directly until I know what I'mdoing.222cym@gmail.com ... Mon, 12 May 2014 07:47:45 EST HELP! cym222 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57843430 Hello,I just joined sparkpeople,I'm about 100 lbs overwieght and want to live a more active life style like I used to.I dont really know what I'm doing or how to use sparkpeople,so far all I do is track my meals and fitness which is working so far,I've lost 5 lbs since I started 3 days ago.I'm wondering if there is a coach I can correspond with on a daily basis that's free.Any advice please let me know, and it might be easier to email me directly until I know what I'mdoing.222cym@gmail.com ... Mon, 12 May 2014 07:38:12 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57841195 My name is Maritza and I am 58 yrs old. I am diabetic and have high cholesterol and high blood pressure too. I need to loose weight to get better. I will appreciate all the support given! thanks! Sun, 11 May 2014 23:33:03 EST First big step http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57837038 Hi...I am hoping to come over with my overeating through this program and become fit and healthy. Sun, 11 May 2014 15:06:31 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57820500 Hi, I'm Jen and new to SP. I'm looking forward to getting healthy and losing weight. Looks like there's a ton of information and support here. Fri, 9 May 2014 21:51:53 EST cindy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57811944 I am over weight and in bad health, I am trying to change my way of eating and getting exercise daily Fri, 9 May 2014 07:30:23 EST Hi, Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57780868 Hi, all! Starting up on SparkPeople for what seems like the millionth time...my husband and I just recently got health insurance, and at my first doctor's appointment in nearly ten years I found out I have high cholesterol. I am hoping that, now that I have a legitimate medical reason to start taking care of myself, I will actually be able to follow through and get myself healthy. I've always known that I was overweight, but to have this added incentive will hopefully end up being a blessing ... Tue, 6 May 2014 15:52:26 EST Trying to get back to what I know is best for me.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57779555 Though I did find this great site back in 2008...I have not been a faithful follower...a lot has changed in my life since 2008, the most life changing being that I lost an adult child in 2009, married my long time sweetheart in 2012 ( my "present" for my 60th birthday), and inherited a 14 year old grandson in Dec 2013. I am a survivor. But raising a teenager, who has now lost both parents, after the nest has been empty for at least 15 yrs, has been a bit of a shock to my system. I am so bl... Tue, 6 May 2014 13:11:29 EST May Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x57716695 <em>524</em> As I try to get about in the new "broken" version of sparks with no blog links & huddle, etc and tiny print I am going to have to limit my visits as it is taking so much longer to post, read and share. <BR> Know that I am thinking of you, <em>247</em> and <em>458</em> praying for you, but so far I can't seem to wrap my mind around these changes. <em>39</em> <em>253</em> <BR> <em>88</em> Dusty Thu, 1 May 2014 11:57:03 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57653024 Hi, thank you so much for your welcoming me to SparkPeople. I'm veryexcited about this journey and look forward to loosing the extra pounds. <BR> Thanks again, <BR> Tinka Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12:41:20 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57646103 My name is Marcia, this is my first time to SparkePeople i will need your help and support, i cannot stick to health plan but with your help and support i think i can. thank you. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:35:43 EST A little hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57623878 I'm posting to the forums for my very first time. I don't have a lot of experience doing this but am glad to finally be taking this step. I joined spark people for the same reason that many others join, to lose weight. However, another side to my joining is with the hopes that I can make friends and learn to change my eating habits. I have a strong desire to learn a healthy way to eat. I want to be able to choose the right foods and the right portion sizes to not only lose the weight, but whe... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:46:34 EST YO YO EFFECT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57603477 I am a banker too much sitting, eating and disregard for nutrition. I have always had issues with my weight because I have no Thyroid grand and I can't excersive due to two back surgeries. But anyway I start the diet and a few days later I just leave it. I really need to loose weight I want to be able to look nice in clothes and at 198 pounds and 5' 3" its not very nice. My goal is 160 pounds. <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:55:56 EST APRIL CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1135x57592533 <em>524</em> EVERYONE! <BR> BACK FROM CLINIC FOR DH...HAVE TO SET UP SEVERAL MORE TO CHECK OUT SEVERAL ISSUES...A LOAD OF LAUNDRY IN THE WASHER, BEGAN TRANSPLANTING MY VEGGIES <em>376</em> TO LARGER POTS AND THEN I AM GOING TO HANG CLOTHES ON THE LINE <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <BR> THE TEMP TODAY IS 70F BUT IT WILL COOL DOWN AGAIN..ONE DAY RESPITE SEEM TO BE TEHE NORM THIS SPRING...BUT WE WILL TAKE THEM <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I PLAN TO GET INTO MY GARDENS <em>374</em> BUT WI... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:57:17 EST ALMOST 60-LOOKING TO LOSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57591182 Hi, <BR> I will be turning 60 this year and this is the first time I look at myself and think I am looking old on my face, with my belly fat...disgusting! I have the potential to become diabetic, gestational diabetic with both pregnancies, so I am looking to bring my weight down a bit and hopefully I can. I am bad at follow through, especially when I feel down about anything. My go to feeling down remedy is sweets. I am hoping that I will be able to keep on my meal plans better as I am selec... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:12:11 EST Live. Laugh. & Love b/c We Deserve that & More http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57583665 Love life just not the extra pounds I have on me. But will not let those extra pounds define me. Rather, hopefully my journey can be something positive and we can all encourage each other to lead a healthier lifestyle and have some fun while we are at it. Cuz', at the end of the day, everyone shines! Peace. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:29:18 EST Hi I am MarciaLS51 from IL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57571634 I am 62 years old, 5 feet tall. This is my second time to try Sparks the first I wasn't to into it. I have been on for 2 weeks , I started at 303.4 and I weighed at the Doctor yesterday I am 297.4. I am below 300. Next goal to be below 290. Small goals big ones seem out of reach and I get thinking why try. I have bad knees, back trouble and high blood pressure. So Doctor is on board. I live with my oldest daughter, Tina, who is doing Sparks also. She has lost 12 pounds and is walking... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:43:43 EST Hi! My name is Redgirl54. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57549359 I am a type 2 diabetic and was diagnosed 4 years ago. I struggle with depression due to the diabetes. I joined Spark People on the first day of April. I have really enjoyed the tracking features for food and activity. This makes me very accountable. I need to lose a total of 37 pounds and I believe I will be successful. This weight did not come on in a few days and I know it will take several months and a lifetime of changes to accomplish my goals. My good friend introduced me to Spark... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:47:56 EST want a healthier life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57529620 I am about to be 46. Recently diagnosed with prediabetes and high chlosyeral again have 6 kids 7 grandkids my 10 year old has epilepsy and has put on a lot of weight so I am hoping that if I change she will know she can. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:48:27 EST Sandi Ricks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57522260 I am very excited to be starting this part of my life! In hopes that i will gain the motivation and friendships that will help keep the weight loss going. I am off to a good start but with a busy lifestyle with 3 boys my habits tend to be broken easily. I hope through this site I will be able to keep the pace. My husband is very supportive and I know that should be enough but he loves me regardless my weight. Please help my push and strive to meet my goals! <BR> <BR> Good Luck to ever... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:31 EST Nice to meet you'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57482187 Hi, my I'm Cindee. <BR> I have been trying to lose weight for a long time. The most I've weighed has been up to309 lbs! I get discouraged and stress eat, or just become content with my weight and convince myself that that's how I should feel and look. <BR> I have a classic rock band with my sisters and I am the vocalist, so losing weight has haunted me for years. the least I've weighed is 282 lbs and with the help of this site I have started this challenge ones more. <BR> Thank you for we... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:40:25 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57463184 HI, I'm 66 years young and for an old lady quit healthy, I need to lose this weight so that I can stay healthy for my grandchildren. Need all the help I can get. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:34:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1135x57445630 Hi, I'm a 40 something mom who is on the verge of being an empty nester. I've been yo-yoing for the past too many years and it's time to stop! I'm here to move forward and not look back. <BR> For the first time in 21 years I have time to my self, for myself, with my youngest being 17. I have about 80 lbs to loose. I know it won't happen overnight, but I know I need to just start and stick with it once and for all, and just loose the weight. <BR> I'm a person that needs accountability and... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 08:47:55 EST