SparkPeople 40 Somethings With 50-99 Pounds to Lose Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11528 This team is for those of us in our 40's, hoping to lose 50-99 pounds. Welcome! SparkPeople 40 Somethings With 50-99 Pounds to Lose Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11528 Back at it - for real http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68341446 Hi Everyone, <BR> I'm back after a couple of years - and with more determination than ever. I had done so well back in 2016, losing almost 30 pounds, and was well on my way to my target weight. Then in August, I was in a bus collision that left me with a head injury and I got thrown off all of my healthy lifestyle because I was in constant pain. Needless to say, I've gained back all the weight. But now, since I've had a non-stop headache for a year and a half, the neurologist is worried about... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:04:56 EST This feels different. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68241122 I have been here before, with unrealistic goals of being skinny by June and how I could cut the carbs, or the fat, or the protein, live off soup... none of that was ever going to work. So this time going for bite size goals, and slowly changing my lifestyle. So I look forward to the easing of my asthma and buying smaller jeans, but first of all looking forward to the first 1b off. <BR> <BR> Hope to make friends and hear about how you are getting on. <BR> <BR> Nappy New Year Sat, 6 Jan 2018 10:43:08 EST Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68221297 I'm new to this site / forum and admittedly so a bit skeptic as to what the benefits are. Having said that, something needs to be done. I moved to US 12 years ago and oh boy have I adopted the lifestyle... <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately it now comes with health problems and I'm perfectly aware of what needs to be done "just" need to drop the bad habits and adopt new once so here goes.... <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Jan 2018 13:15:47 EST I am ready for 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68183561 Hi I am Jennifer and 2017 was full of changes for me. It is now time to get things under control again. I want to get healthier before I turn 50 in December. So I am hoping to use this site for inspiration and motivation. I am going to do my best to do something daily on here :) Whether it be blogging or message boards or challenges. Anything to keep me moving towards my goal. Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:30:29 EST Welcoming myself back home in SparkLand! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68154180 Hi y'all! I had GREAT success with weight loss and getting healthy with nutrition and exercise being motivatd through SP back in 2009 but since then it's been an uphill battle so I thought....I should rejoin!! I'm 43, 5'3", travel A LOT for work and life, have no home base because of that "life", and am at the heaviest I've ever been and finally had the same lightbulb that lit in 2009 relit for motivation. I'm not quick to friend, but once I let you into my circle I'm the biggest cheerleader ... Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:16:59 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68139084 Well, giving Spark People a try since I saw it was recommended for what I am going to be doing. I have a lot of health issues (like I'm sure many people do), but basically, I am insulin resistant, leptin resistant (genetically, not due to being insulin resistant), I have the mutation of the MTHFR gene so I don't process B vitamins, low adiponectin, and low vitamin D. I have been working with a functional medicine doctor and a dietitian for the past year and with the recent diagnosis of low ad... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:34:23 EST New & Looking For Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68109359 Hello! I’ve been on Spark for some time, I just joined this team, hoping to find others who are ready. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a serious weight loss buddy. I am ready to tackle this and lose this weight. Are you ready too? <BR> <BR> A little about me: <BR> I’m 41 with three children, the youngest is 7. <BR> I work from home, which means food is always around! <BR> Living in Northern Minnesota. <BR> I like many things from crocheting, sewing, baking, cooking to hiking kayaking and anythin... Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:34:27 EST Losing for good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68064859 Hi All! I'm tired of the yo-yoing weight loss/gain cycle and looking to lose the weight for good. Thu, 7 Dec 2017 16:36:22 EST Heavy or Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68058047 Im a Grandmother for a second time. And this handsome child is a Fat Cute Boy. Im really trying to get healthy for my Grand kids so I can keep up. Its so challenging and difficult to keep going. Once I start I never finish. Its like what am I doing wrong, why cant i continue as Ive started, with energy and GUSTO! My kids push me and try and scare me to be healthy with less stress. <BR> This time Im gonna try and succeed. Hopefully all pulls through and I can see a minimal difference by my Bi... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 13:23:02 EST Breaking out of the rut http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68049390 Hello my name is Gaya. I'm 40 and a mother of three. My twins are 8 and my oldest is 12. Which means I should have done this atleast 7 years ago. But that river has flown. The main thing is I'm ready to do it now. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for accountability partners. People that can motivate, and support me on my weight loss journey. I know I should be doing so many things differently, but I keeping falling back into my unhealthy patterns. I want to break out of the rut and start getting healt... Tue, 5 Dec 2017 06:19:13 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x68047039 Mondays are always pretty tough for me, but they seem to have gotten easier now that I am getting used to preparing my meals and getting my exercise down to a routine again. I hope that everyone has had an awesome day! Mon, 4 Dec 2017 18:54:06 EST Crazy Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x68040834 Hello Everyone! I didn't mention this in my introduction, but my name is Sonja and I live in Minnesota. Because I have 5 grown children and 10 grandchildren Christmas has always been an extremely festive, albeit hectic time for me. This weekend was no different...my husband I must have put 300 miles on the car between yesterday and tonight running up and down the state for this and that! I felt so bad because I really needed to get my exercising in, but I did manage to get home without ea... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 19:56:10 EST Dashing December Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x68033314 Welcome to the Dashing December Step Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and paste... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 14:14:20 EST Dashing December Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x68033303 Welcome to the Dashing December Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 14:11:39 EST Dashing December Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x68033286 Welcome to the Dashing December Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORKS: <... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 14:07:05 EST Back again and need your help again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68032843 Back in 2012 I lost almost 70 lbs with the help of SparkPeople and the support from its members. I have unfortunately gained 50 of it back. This time around I now have arthritis in my ankles which is posing quite the problem. I don't post very often, but read every entry. Thank you for your help in the past and the help I know you will offer again. Hugz to all. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 12:38:53 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68022356 Hi All! <BR> Brand new here and looking for support. Hubby and I just bought a Max 7 BowFlex machine. It's still in the box- maybe this weekend it will get put together. I would not say that I love exercising (I hate it), but I am looking for ways to change my lifestyle to a healthier one for sure. <BR> Looking forward to connecting and making this work! <BR> <BR> Debbi Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:52:35 EST Arithmetic Help Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x68017877 It would mean a lot to me if you guys could read my blog "How Much Water?" and solve the story problem therein. <BR> <BR> The 1st person to provide an accurate answer receives {after real world testing} : <BR> <BR> #1. A virtual goodie of your choice {up to 200 points} <BR> #2. An acknowledgment in a new blog. <BR> #3. That "warm fuzzy feeling" you get when you've helped someone. <em>211</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> <em>492</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:02:25 EST Third time's a charm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68009185 Hi everyone! I have tried this a couple of times...well I say tried, but I never really gave it my all. It was short-lived and half-hearted. I am 45 years old now, and I know losing weight can be harder as we get older. This is it! I am ready to make a permanent change. I have a wonderful family, great job, supportive friends...no excuses anymore! Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:39:22 EST I'm Backkkk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x68004444 Hello Everyone! My name is Sonja and I used this site in 2006 to lose 80 lbs. I maintained that weight for quite some time, but about 8 years ago I lost a spouse to cancer and I really didn't care anymore. Now I am heavier than I have ever been in my life and I am back to make some major changes. I hope to get to know all of you better! Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:01:01 EST momrockz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67943693 hello..i just sighned up and am ready to get moving Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:03:55 EST Quitting Soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x67910776 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Trying for the millionth time to quit soda. Coke is my drink of choice--specifically fountain coke from McDonalds. I drink it in the morning on the way to school (I'm a teacher). It screws with my blood sugar for the whole rest of the day and just generally makes me feel crummy. Looking for people on the same path who might need an accountability partner or want to start a challenge. New to SP so not sure how to get this going. Happy to take it off the boards a... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:25:47 EST New not new? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67895829 Hi, I'm Larry. I'm sort of new but not really new. I was a part of SparkPeople in 2011 and had great progress and then...I suffered an injury which caused me to stop running. Well, I'm 40 now and I didn't get back into running after the injury even though doctors have cleared me to run again. <BR> <BR> I went from 260lbs to 220lbs in a year and now I'm 259lbs today. I'm working on me and I'm not sure I want to start running again or not. Either way, I've already changed my eating habits an... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:38:15 EST No Excuse November Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67832015 Welcome to the No Excuse November Step Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy an... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 10:29:37 EST No Excuse November Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67831999 Welcome to the No Excuse November Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORK... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 10:27:18 EST No Excuse November Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67831936 Welcome to the No Excuse November Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WO... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 10:19:32 EST Loosing more weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x67792053 What do you find helps you to loose the most in one week? Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:45:58 EST Back again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67790384 Hello, everyone! I have been off Spark People for about a year and a half. I was doing cross fit which my husband introduced me to (and I found terrifying!) in the winter/spring of 2016. Unfortunately, my husband ended up with a herniated disk that was severe and our lives were turned upside down for about 6 months. I stopped going to cross fit due to lack of time and energy and after a while, since I didn't feel I was making progress (and didn't like it), I decided not to return. I just neve... Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:25:38 EST My 10 yr old may be my hardest coach! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=143x11528x67773211 I have been working out daily now for about 2 months. I start every morning with 32 minutes on elliptical, then various weight machines, depending on the day. As I was wrapping up my usual routine Saturday, I noticed that a class was starting that I had wanted to check out. HABIT (Hips Abs Buns and Incredible Thighs). It was a few minutes before start, so I asked the instructor if it would be good for a beginner, and she said yes, to sit out or modify anything I needed to. So, I decided ... Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:20:44 EST everything I enjoy involves sitting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67750257 All my hobbies and pass times involve sitting down, watching, tv, playing computer games, writing, crocheting, doing bead work, doing crafts, reading. <BR> <BR> Something has to give and I need to make some changes so that I don't spend all my sitting. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:52:54 EST Need Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67731312 Hello everyone, i am here hoping that I could finally do this. I get start several times a year but never get very far. I have been on Spark People before, however, never have I thought to use the groups/forums. So here I go again, except this time I'm going to try joining and, participating in groups and forums, hoping to get the motivation I need to persevere. So here goes: Day 1 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:25:09 EST Hoping to get it right this time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67726162 Hello. My name is Chris. I'm 42 yrs old. I've been married for 22 years and have 2 kids; both in their 20's. I've been over weight ever since the birth of my first child. I've only had one successful weight loss attempt. In 2014 I lost 30 lbs thru calorie counting and walking 30 minutes everyday. That ended when I went back to school while working full-time. I put all the weight back on. I'm now struggling with chronic back pain, which has me in physical therapy and on daily pain meds, work... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:06:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67688005 Hi! I have tried to do SparkPeople in the past but due to some health issues, I have decided I need to get serious about my health. <BR> <BR> I am 44 and need to lose about 90 lbs. I am mom to 4 boys and just started working as a paraeducator in a local school system. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to chatting and losing with all of you! Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:01:09 EST October challenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x67635998 Where do I find the October challenges? Still finding my way around.... <BR> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 11:40:29 EST Finally losing again and Weight Watchers question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x67635848 Finally losing now two weeks in a row. So glad I left Weight Watchers. And SparkPeople really makes it easy to track calories. I've only been here three weeks, but I'm not leaving now. And I think this 40 Somethings group will be a great way to check in. <BR> <BR> Did anyone else try Weight Watchers before and not lose? Sun, 1 Oct 2017 11:18:22 EST Rocktober Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67635241 Welcome to the Rocktober Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <B... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 09:46:23 EST Rocktober Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67635149 Welcome to the Rocktober Step Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and paste the be... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 09:42:49 EST Rocktober Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67635069 Welcome to the Rocktober Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR>... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 09:40:05 EST Return to Semi-Healthy Status http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67624082 Decided I really need to get my focus back on losing weight and becoming healthy again. My goal is to lose 80lbs. Starting at 265. I don't expect to be one of those always fit &amp; watch everything I eat/consume type people. I just want to drop pounds and not be such a fat slob! I regular slob is an achievable goal. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:06:08 EST Question: Counting calories from exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x67623086 Hi all, <BR> <BR> When I do 15 minutes on the recumbent stationary bike at the gym, it tells me I burn maybe 50 calories. When I enter that workout into Spark, it says I've burned 200+ calories. Why the discrepancy, and which one is more accurate? <BR> <BR> I am entering into Spark as "stationary/recumbent bike, moderate (less than 12 MPH)", and I usually average about 10-11 MPH. Resistance is set at level 7 on the bike. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> -Squirrel Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:14:07 EST New here...in troducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x67619475 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I joined Spark People years ago but went back to Weight Watchers or nothing at all. I really want to get serious about losing these 45 pounds so I rejoined WW. What a mistake. I just don't get their new program with all the "free" fruits and veggies. Those foods have calories and influence what I'm losing. I think Spark People is much more accurate. I'm been using the app now (and the website) for two weeks. Just getting used to it all so I really haven't los... Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:53:19 EST Hi! I am new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67606310 Hello all! I am not new to Spark People (Joined in 2009), but new to this group. My name is Nicole and I am a 42 year old, married mom to 6 lovely kids! I have about 100lbs to lose, so I think I fit in here right? lol. <BR> <BR> I have made a small goal to lose 10lbs by December 15th. I am hoping by making these smaller goals I will be able to stick to this lifestyle change. I have a history of going back to my old ways every time. I do good for awhile, lose the weight, then gain it all bac... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:06:18 EST Weigh-In Times http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x67601009 Does anyone here weigh in monthly instead of weekly? I'm strongly considering it. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:29:26 EST New to Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67598569 I'm ready to do this! Since 2013, I've changed my username to fit how many pounds I intend to lose that year. Until now, I haven't lost the weight, but have gained some. With only 3 months to 2018, I'd like to set a goal of losing 20 lbs. This is the perfect place to start. I'm 5'2" and at last weight check I was over 192. I have seen the scale show 200+ lbs on several occasions this year and that was not easy. My ultimate goal is to reach an ideal body weight, 132 lbs. I can't even b... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:44:47 EST Just started Phase 1 and UGH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67598153 So I just started phase 1 last monday.. Was super excited that I was down 7.2 pounds on Sat and then overnight gained 3 pounds.. I did nothing different then the other days... I have been feeling EXTREMELY tired and totally unmotivated to do anything.. What gives? Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:57 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67582510 Hello Everyone! I am new here... I just joined today and thought I would introduce myself. I am 47, married for almost 29 years to my high school sweetheart. We have three sons, two daughter in laws, five grandsons and one papkie. :-) I am finally ready to get healthy and in shape so I can be around for a long time for all those grandsons. I look forward to getting to know you all and support each other on our journey. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:30:54 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67569448 Hi, I found this forum today and thought I would join. At 45 years old I am the most I've ever weighed (I didn't weigh this much at 9mo pregnant after being on bed rest even) and I feel gross about myself. I started this journey 3 weeks ago (less than that on here) when I approached 250 pounds. I was tired all the time, I work in an office so I wasn't getting nearly enough activity out of my day (and my old job included a lot of overtime). I changed jobs and at that point I decided to change ... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:45:45 EST Hi everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67483119 I've been on sparkpeople for a long, LONG time. 2009. <BR> <BR> At least I know what works for me: tracking. Everything. To a "T". <BR> <BR> I'm really glad to have found you all. Sounds like I'm in good company. <BR> <BR> We can do this!!! Tue, 5 Sep 2017 19:03:52 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67476557 Hello all, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team and though I've been on Spark before I decided I needed a clean start so this is a new account. I'm 40, almost 41 (16 days to go) and 175 lbs with and ideal weight range that tops at 115, I don't plan to get back there as I haven't been there since I was 17 but my goal is to lose 50. I'm more motivated than I have been as my mother was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, as her mother was before her, I really don't want to join the family trend so it... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 18:09:55 EST 44 and more to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67476056 I've been doing well, but trouble getting the weight to fall off. I don't know if it's the being 44 part or if I"m not really doing as well as I think. Back here to kick up my tracking and kick up my exercise! Mon, 4 Sep 2017 15:44:12 EST Sizzling September Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67462017 Welcome to the Sizzling September Step Challenge! <BR> <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy a... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 08:13:26 EST Sizzling September Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67461988 Welcome to the Sizzling September Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 08:10:05 EST Sizzling September Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67461952 Welcome to the Sizzling September Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WO... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 08:07:31 EST Back on this team again, 6 years later http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67448641 Well, if I'd waited a couple more years I'd have graduated to the 50 Somethings group, but here I am instead. <BR> <BR> I originally joined SparkPeople in 2011 with about 90 pounds to lose. I lost most of that and had moved on, taking a hiatus in 2013. Now, after a bunch of life tumbles, I'm back with about the same amount to lose, but older and wiser. =3 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 01:33:24 EST New to this team, old to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67445154 Last time I lost the weight, I was in my mid 30s, this time I'm in my early 40s. I am serious about getting this weight back off again. It came back on after a bout of depression and lack of motivation, after having lost over 50 pounds and keeping it off for 2 years. <BR> <BR> I'm NOT ON A DIET, I'm making sensible choices that still taste good. I AM tracking every bite I take until I get it all off. In the loss mode, I find I need to track, but in maintenance, I am fine with not tracking, b... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:28:32 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67384023 Hi everyone! I'm Sherry. My goal is to lose between 65 and 75 pounds and to get healthy. Looking to make a lifestyle change! I look forward to getting to know everyone. Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:35:56 EST Just a quick one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67347057 Introduction that is. I'm Chris. I'm living in south Jersey, outside Philadelphia. I was on Sparkpeople when I was on the 30 something with 50-99 pounds to lose team. On a positive note, I don't need to join the team with 100 plus pounds to lose :). The first few weeks have been positive so far (but the immediate results are always good when you forsake fast food and late night snacking). This time, I hope to make those changes permanent. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:20:54 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67290836 Hi, <BR> I am Martha, living in the Netherlands and I need to lose about 70 pounds. <BR> I hope to give and get support to my groupmates who are going to live a healthy lifestyle. Fri, 4 Aug 2017 05:40:51 EST Hi. Bit despondent. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67275855 I posted this in the guy's lounge, which didn't get a response. Then Vicky invited me here, so forgive the copy/paste. <BR> <BR> I'm 45, a dad of 3 teenagers, husband to a wonderful wife for 19 years. At a glance, all things appear to be great for me. However, I can't shake the feeling of dread and lack of self-confidence every time I catch my reflection. I was raised by a mother who analyzed my every move and the result was a huge problem with self-consciousness that I can't shake. In nearl... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:50:44 EST Awesome August Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67275576 Welcome to the Awesome August Step Challenge! <BR> <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and p... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:51:02 EST Awesome August Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67275553 Welcome to the Awesome August Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> ... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:45:57 EST Awesome August Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67275530 Welcome to the Awesome August Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORKS:... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:42:13 EST Back for more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67265557 If I had a dollar for every time I've started this journey then fell off the wagon...lol. <BR> <BR> Trying again. I've made a goal of 52 pounds in 52 weeks. Talk about slow and steady, lol. <BR> <BR> But I feel like i can do that. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get to know everyone! <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:30:02 EST emo for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x67199120 <em>24</em> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:47:41 EST trying again/ always trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67193351 Hi! ive got 75 ibs to lose, 43 yrs old, have 4 children, work outside the home, have 1 dog, 2 horses and 3 cats, havnt worn jeans or anything other than stretchy pants for the last 14 years. Im ready to stop feeling sorry for myself and could really use other's support and in turn to support others because this is hard! Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:30:17 EST Hello there... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67191394 Hello, my name is Cari and I am a 40 something with 60 pounds to loose. I am a couple of weeks in and starting to loose my enthusiasm. Hopefully I can ramp it back up! Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:32:02 EST What are some tricks that work for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x67141723 I am very happy that I've been able to stick with tracking and staying in my range for over a week now. Part of my success is finding some tricks for when things get tough. Here are some of mine and I'd love to hear yours! <BR> <BR> *Taking it sloooow. First and foremost, I have a fairly high range (since I'm a nursing mom) and I'm only aiming to lose 1 lb a week. Anything faster has, in the past, ended up backfiring and resulting in binging and giving up. <BR> <BR> *Planning ahead: I plan... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:53:27 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67132707 Hi! I'm new to the team, looking to lose a total of 85 pounds. I'm down 19, so I'm off to a great start and am looking forward to taking more off. *waves* Sat, 8 Jul 2017 23:15:58 EST Is this thing on http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67113254 Hi all, I'm new to SP. I was on WW last year and lost about 25 lbs and then got sick and my motivation just went away. I just could not find it again. I don't know if it was the environment or me. So I decided to try a different environment this time and hopefully find that piece that was lacking last time. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 17:42:20 EST Firecracker July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67111583 <BR> MY MONTHLY GOAL (in minutes): <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 7/1: 44 <BR> 7/2: 0 <BR> 7/3: 0 <BR> 7/4: 88 <BR> 7/5: <BR> 7/6: <BR> 7/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 7/8: <BR> 7/9: <BR> 7/10: <BR> 7/11: <BR> 7/12: <BR> 7/13: <BR> 7/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 7/15: <BR> 7/16: <BR> 7/17: <BR> 7/18: <BR> 7/1... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 10:27:57 EST Firecracker July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67091862 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in minutes): 250 <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 7/1:44 <BR> 7/2: <BR> 7/3: <BR> 7/4: <BR> 7/5: <BR> 7/6: <BR> 7/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 7/8: <BR> 7/9: <BR> 7/10: <BR> 7/11: <BR> 7/12: <BR> 7/13: <BR> 7/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 7/15: <BR> 7/16: <BR> 7/17: <BR> 7/18: <BR> 7/19:... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 04:51:10 EST Firecracker July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67091856 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in steps):180000 <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 7/1:7875 <BR> 7/2: <BR> 7/3: <BR> 7/4: <BR> 7/5: <BR> 7/6: <BR> 7/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 7/8: <BR> 7/9: <BR> 7/10: <BR> 7/11: <BR> 7/12: <BR> 7/13: <BR> 7/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 7/15: <BR> 7/16: <BR> 7/17: <BR> 7/18: <BR> 7/19: <... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 04:47:45 EST Firecracker July Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67087691 Welcome to the Firecracker July Step Challenge! <BR> <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 12:24:17 EST Firecracker July Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67087664 Welcome to the Firecracker July Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 12:20:37 EST Firecracker July Fitness MInutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x67087636 Welcome to the Firecracker July Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORK... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 12:15:35 EST Hi I am Lollie17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67070017 I have a LOT of weight to loose. So my goal is to take one day and do the best I can. My interests are first to learn to live more healthy. Luckily until now no big sickness, so if I want to keep it like that it is time I step up and start looking better after myself. I've joined the site because a friend could not stop talking about this wonderful site. So here I am... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:32:55 EST I can not give up this time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67029371 Hello! <BR> <BR> I have started and stopped countless times and I really just can not do that anymore! <BR> I am a 43 year old mom, I work full-time in the field of education. I have 2 cats, 1 dog, 2 chinchillas, and one very patient partner! :) <BR> <BR> I have a BMI of 32.1 and according to the CDC, should be in the 18.5 – 24.9 range of healthy and want to lose about 59-60 pounds. <BR> <BR> I have moved past wanting to "look good" to I need to do this for my health! Diabetes and heart... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:56:31 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67024084 I'm new to the group and happy to be here. Looking forward to interacting with everyone. My name is Leslie and I started my life change on May 18, 2017, at the weight of 237 lbs., with the intent of losing 101 lbs. I just turned 46 in March and I just don't want to feel like crap anymore. Before I had my 5 daughters, I was about 123 lbs. In the military I went up to 140, and that was a comfortable weight for me. I would like to get back down to 145 by April of 2018, so that's what I'm shootin... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:10:22 EST New to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67018321 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm kinda new to Spark People and new to this group. I just started last week and I know how important it is to get support from a community of like minded peeps. <BR> <BR> So I will introduce myself. <BR> <BR> I am 43, married with children, youngest is almost 6. Not my first time attempting to lose weight. I have gained and lost for years but stopped watching what I was eating after I met my hubs and got married and had my daughter. I have about 70lbs to los... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:58:20 EST New "Old" Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67014950 Hello everyone my name is Julie and I am a new "old" member. I was a member years ago and lost quite a bit of weight. Then life got in the way and I gained it all back. Two years ago I had the gastric sleeve, since then I have lost 80 pounds and gained 10. The 10 pound gain is due to a recent back/neck injury that put a stop to me walking and exercising. I am just now getting back to being able to walk for 20 minutes a day along with having physical therapy twice a week. I have a total of... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:23:59 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67013353 Hi everyone, I am almost 41 mom of two teenagers, a daughter who is 19 and a son who is 18. My husband is in the Air Force and will be retiring in the next year and a half. Luckily about two years ago we got orders back to our home state and should be able to stay here through retirement. I work full time as the director of the Arts and Crafts Center on the base we are stationed at. I absolutely love my job! I have struggled with my weight all of my adult life. Probably about 10 years ago I j... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:27:16 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67011821 Hi all. Glad to be a new member of the team and losing the weight for life! Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:53:05 EST Looking for Positive Affirmations on pounds lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x67010111 I am returning back to Spark people after over a year. I was caring for my brother who suffers with Alzheimer's and now that I have him in a place where he can get the attention, I felt it time to take care of myself. I am the kind of person that wants to see others happy and full of life and I just got stuck, but NOW IT'S MY TIME. I am so excited and happy to be back with friends that understand the challenges I have everyday. Looking forward to all your input. <em>521</em> <em>67</em>... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 03:58:15 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66971821 Hey all, I'm new here, not new to SP but new to the group. I'm 45, married, mom to two daughters (17 and 15). Since 1999 I have been trying to lose weight. I have had some success along the way, but depression and anxiety has made for a bumpy road to say the least. I finally seem to be in a good place emotionally and personally so I want to get back on the wagon so to speak. <BR> Up until now I have always put my family,friends,everyone's happiness before me, but now I think I need to be sel... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:39:38 EST Eating after 7 p.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=143x11528x66963826 Should i not eat after 7 p.m. if I'm trying to lose weight? Fri, 9 Jun 2017 20:17:47 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66950111 Hi everyone. I am new to this team, but not to Spark. I lost and kept of 10 pounds for four years and then put it back on and them some this past year. I am starting over and getting back on track. I look forward to getting to know everyone. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 12:11:20 EST Just Do It June Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66914292 Welcome to the Just Do It June Step Challenge! <BR> <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and ... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 14:03:38 EST Just Do It June Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66914282 Welcome to the Just Do It June Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR>... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 14:01:58 EST Just Do It June Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66914270 Welcome to the Just Do It June Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORKS: <B... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 13:59:57 EST How to start over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66912197 In my late 20s I tipped the scale at 252 pounds. I lost 130 pounds which I maintained for 5+ years then slowly found myself sliding. <BR> <BR> In 2012 at 205 pounds I went back at it and went down to 145 pounds (which I think was quite realistic given the excess skin and the muscle I gained). <BR> <BR> In the past year, however, I have gained 65 pounds and now find myself just over 210 pounds again. It started with medical problems (and medications), was augmented by my decision to separate... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 08:56:47 EST No more procrastination! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66905233 Hello! My name is Dawn I live in beautiful Florida and I HAVE to live a healthier lifestyle! I will soon be a grandma and will be getting married in 2019 (yay!) I currently weigh 220 and I don't really care about the weight number so much as to how I feel and look. I just recently "retired" and have oodles of time on my hands I guess I just don't know how to start. I tried walking but I can't walk very far without pains in my legs. I went to my Dr. and he told me just try to walk a little mor... Wed, 31 May 2017 07:47:24 EST Anyone Need A Buddy Too? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66898240 Hello! <BR> I am new to sparkpeople but not new to trying to lose weight. <BR> I have come to realise that I am not doing very well doing this on my own and I really would love to have a buddy who needs as much motivation as I do. <BR> I am hoping to get someone who would like to be in touch daily. I would prefer by email but I am happy for any format. <BR> I am hoping to have someone to share daily exercises, food intakes, wins, losses, good days, bad days or just general chit chat. <BR> I a... Tue, 30 May 2017 05:52:36 EST Stepping up to taking care of myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66827073 My name is Celeste. I turned 45 this January and I really have to take charge of my health again. I teach at a wellness center in Houma, Louisiana. I mostly teach qigong and Reiki together as well as a stretching class. My interests are sound healing, knitting and dance. I live with my fiance Cindy in our rv with our 3 fur babies. Looking forward to joining some challenges and getting encouragement and support from people at a similar stage in life. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Wed, 17 May 2017 20:33:20 EST I can only go up from here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66807750 Several years ago I lost quite a bit of weight only to go through 2 years of major depressive disorder crap. Well now I have a beautiful new grand baby that was born on May 8. I wasn't seeing myself as really obese until I held the little one and saw all the pictures. I work as a med tech and I see everyday how people suffer that are overweight and obese. I do not want to be that kind of a MIMI!! I want to be an example of someone who takes care of herself and leaves a healthy legacy of activ... Sun, 14 May 2017 12:58:42 EST I'm back - seriously :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66787012 Hi all, I'm new to this team but not so much to spark people. I've been on/off since 2010 - lost some and gained more. Now I'm looking at turning 50 in January and have become serious about the 2nd half of my life. I'm logging all my food and been making great progress, I know I can do it this time! Wed, 10 May 2017 22:08:17 EST Hey there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66786424 I'm Anne, I'm 40+ and recently divorced. I was active when I was younger but a sedentary job and a couple of family tragedies led to poor diet and lack of motivation. Now I'm ready to jump start the new me! Wed, 10 May 2017 20:05:42 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66779112 New to the group. Just joined SparkPeople yesterday. I've been pretty sedentary, mostly due to my day job, for a while now and really looking forward to getting my health back on track. I would appreciate any advice from others who've gone from low activity back to healthy activity. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Cricket <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a288380f-1608-43b6-ac67-fe508604d5fd.jpg"> Tue, 9 May 2017 13:23:15 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66776829 Hi all, <BR> Back at SparkPeople after way too much time away. My family and I have moved from the US to Australia. That was three years ago. It's been incredibly stressful, and I hadn't realised how much weight I'd gained. I weighed myself on Saturday and felt myself die a little inside - I had gained 20 pounds in those three years! Both my parents have heart conditions. I need to change my habits now so I can be around a long time for my kids. Been tracking four days so far. Writing down ev... Tue, 9 May 2017 07:10:44 EST Support needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66775512 I am on SparkPeople hoping to find a group to hold me accountable for my diet and later on exercise. My husband loves me and helps me justify my choices, but I have also been known to get angry with him too. I need someone I can report good back and talk about slips to help me stay on track. I have a horrid sweet tooth and my first mayor goal is to stick to low sugar options or natural sugar options. Is there anyone wanting the same type of support? Mon, 8 May 2017 23:06:36 EST Reset! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66775021 Hi all! I am not new to Spark - been on here for years. I will be 43 next week and I need to get serious about my health. I decided to do a "reset" and let Spark recalculate my goals. I know I can do this - I have done it before. :) Mon, 8 May 2017 21:17:07 EST Hello new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66764120 Hello I'm new to this team but not to spark people. I'm a single mom and I have about 70 pounds to lose. I set my goals to short term goals so they can be justified and reachable. I have 18 year old son who is graduating form high school. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and just want to have support in my life journey. <em>521</em> Sun, 7 May 2017 01:56:37 EST Goals Defined 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66763181 It is stated that those who define their goals are more likely to achieve them, the more specific the better, so I am breaking down my goals-----feel free to add yours too! <BR> <BR> Hattie's 2017 Goals-- <BR> 1st goal 25lbs--June 17th 2017 (my 40th b'day) <BR> 2nd goal 25lbs more ---October 1st,2017 <BR> 3rd goal 25lbs more---Jan 1st, 2018 <BR> <BR> Very safe and doable <BR> <BR> I also want to be at a size 10 in jeans and a large in shirts. <BR> <BR> I recently had a huge mind shift, a... Sat, 6 May 2017 21:40:53 EST MY MONTHLY GOAL (in steps): 140,000 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66742030 <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 5/1: 2,664 <BR> 5/2: 5,174 <BR> 5/3: <BR> 5/4: <BR> 5/5: <BR> 5/6: <BR> 5/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 5/8: <BR> 5/9: <BR> 5/10: <BR> 5/11: <BR> 5/12: <BR> 5/13: <BR> 5/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 5/15: <BR> 5/16: <BR> 5/17: <BR> 5/18: <BR> 5/19: <BR> 5/20: <BR> 5/21: <BR>... Wed, 3 May 2017 10:14:18 EST ( raises hand) Hello , I am new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66738274 Actually I am not new to Spark but I am new to using the community area. I am 46, a mom of three 8 and under. I last used spark about two years ago. Then I guess I let life overwhelm me and I gained back the weight I lost and you guessed it more. So now I am at the heaviest point of my life and am hoping that this will be the last day of my life that I am ever this weight. For years I have been either pregnant or nursing. I lost weight each pregnancy because I made a point of making sure I w... Tue, 2 May 2017 20:03:47 EST Magnificent May Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66727959 Welcome to the Magnificentl Step Challenge! <BR> <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and pas... Mon, 1 May 2017 09:20:08 EST Magnificent May Fitness Miles Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66727933 Welcome to the Magnificent May Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR>... Mon, 1 May 2017 09:16:32 EST Magnificent May Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66727906 Welcome to the Magnificent May Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORKS... Mon, 1 May 2017 09:13:03 EST I won't give up this time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66725688 Hello everyone. I will be 41 in July. I can't believe it. They years sure flew by so fast. I actually joined this page years ago but I failed big time. This time I am more motivated than ever. It is urgent that I lose this weight especially since diabetes runs in my family. My plan is basically just try to pick healthier choices and control my portions, also start walking again and maybe some resistance exercises with bands. I need to do this for me and for my children. They need a healthier ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:29:29 EST New Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66681031 Just thought I'd drop in and say a quick "hi". I am new here and am looking forward to getting to know this team as I work on my journey to a healthier, fitter me :) Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:03:21 EST Almost 40..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66667193 Hello!!!! My name is Hattie. I will be turning 40 in June and have spent much of my 30's doing the up down up down weight loss game. I have been a gym rat and a couch potato. This last year my family and I experienced lots of losses 2-- that were particularly devastating my sister, and my mother in law. 1 we knew was coming--my mom in law had cancer for the 2nd time, but my sister was out of the blue. I am a faithful person, and know Heavenly Fathers plans, but it is still hard. <BR> <BR... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:11:32 EST New to Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66628941 Hello, I managed to find 45 of the 60 lbs that I lost a couple years ago. I'm getting back on track and need help with motivation and support. I need to lose at least 75 lbs to get to my original goal weight. So here I go. Sat, 15 Apr 2017 14:52:57 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66608591 Hi, everyone :-) <BR> I am mid-aged trying to become healthy and loose some weight in the process :-) Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:26:28 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66603839 Hello! <BR> <BR> First four days of creating an account with sparkpeople. I have some very active things on my 20 wishes/bucket list but the one that tops the list is building strength, building power, increasing flexibility and fitness level which I believe starts with getting more active, eating better, and losing weight. I hit a snag with some health issues that took place and gained weight with a diabetic medication I am no longer on and I finally moved off the plateau recently when I... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:20:54 EST april steps challange http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66603641 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in steps): 120,000 <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 4/1: 5408 <BR> 4/2: 3225 <BR> 4/3: 3415 <BR> 4/4: 4659 <BR> 4/5: 4099 <BR> 4/6: 3015 <BR> 4/7: 6571 <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: 30,392 <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 4/8: 8329 <BR> 4/9: 2191 <BR> 4/10: 4402 <BR> 4/11: 4921 <BR> 4/12: 4423 <BR> 4/13: <BR> 4/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:38:42 EST april mileage challange http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66603596 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in miles): 60 <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 4/1: 2 <BR> 4/2: 1.65 <BR> 4/3: 1.75 <BR> 4/4: 2.27 <BR> 4/5: 1.95 <BR> 4/6: 1.55 <BR> 4/7: 3.24 <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: 14.41 <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 4/8: 4.07 <BR> 4/9: 1.07 <BR> 4/10: 2.15 <BR> 4/11: 2.40 <BR> 4/12: 2.16 <BR> 4/13: <BR> 4/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 4/15: ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:31:27 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66558186 Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I'm a 40 something mom of three teenage boys. I'm married. Right now, I'm not working, but I hope to go back to school in the fall and figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I've done spark in the past, but I never fully took advantage of what all this program has to offer, like this wonderful community. In the past, I used the tracking features and posted the occasional message,but that was about it. I quickly got overwhelmed with my all or noth... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 14:34:43 EST April 2017 Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66547594 <BR> MY MONTHLY GOAL (in steps): <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 4/1: <BR> 4/2: <BR> 4/3: <BR> 4/4: <BR> 4/5: <BR> 4/6: <BR> 4/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 4/8: <BR> 4/9: <BR> 4/10: <BR> 4/11: <BR> 4/12: <BR> 4/13: <BR> 4/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 4/15: <BR> 4/16: <BR> 4/17: <BR> 4/18: <BR> 4/19:... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 23:50:10 EST Amazing April Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66540218 Welcome to the Amazing April Step Challenge! <BR> <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and pa... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 20:15:13 EST Amazing April Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66540196 Welcome to the Amazing April Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> ... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 20:10:37 EST Amazing April Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66537944 Welcome to the Amazing April Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORKS: ... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 11:42:39 EST Morning all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66506724 Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jeannie. Been a while since I have used Spark People but had some really good progress in the past and hoping it will help me again to stay on track and motivated. Going to be taking a vacation in August and I seriously want to lose some weight before we go as it will be to attend my sister in laws wedding. <BR> <BR> To be honest though I really would just like to lose weight and be in better health and thought the trip, wedding, and this site mig... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:00:31 EST Weight Watchers Drop-Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66498652 Hi All! OK, so I won't trash on WW. <em>43</em> Those of you who've done it either love it or loathe it, and we'll leave it at that. All I know is that I don't want to send one more penny to them when I can get all of the resources I need right here. <BR> <BR> I just wrapped up my first day on this program. My goal for the year is to lose 50 pounds and regain some vitality! I look forward to joining you experienced pros on this journey! Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:27:49 EST New Member in need of a NEW ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66485400 Hello everyone, <BR> My name is Temeshia new to this group and really don't know much at all about it. Was told from a friend that you guys truly support one another and that's what I need. Looking to losing weight, eating healthier, and learning how to portion control. Looking forward to this new start for myself. <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:04:23 EST New to this Forum - coming back to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66480117 Was originally on SparkPeople back in 2006. Stopped using it for quite a while. <BR> <BR> Recently got a Garmin vivoactiv HR and a Huffy Cruiser Bicycle. So finally got on here again. Need to make sure I'm coming up with a good plan for starting out slowly and how to build up without making myself too sore in being able to ride for longer distances and not have to worry about being too out of shape to bike up hills with only having 1 speed. <BR> <BR> Still planning on also taking advanta... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:09:47 EST Hi! I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66478295 I just wanted to post for my first time and let you know who I am. I'm starting today and hopefully with the support of some people here, I can lose weight and start to live a little better life. I'm doing this alone meaning nobody at work or in my family knows. I am not really close to anyone in my family except my Dad and honestly he really has other things to stress over other than my weight problems. I work around a bunch of men which is fine, I guess I'm just one of them, nobody cares wh... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:44:32 EST EXCITED!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66469602 I weighed myself this morning and I am down to 227.4 from 2470 which is a 20 lb loss I am so excited for hitting my first Major milestone!!! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:41:25 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66469446 I had been sick and wasn't able to get on for a few days so when I get back my page has changed and it isn't giving me the option to donate extra points to my groups. Did they remove it or did they just change the page again Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:34:17 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66469394 Hello, I am a 44 year old stay at home mom to 4 boys (ages 11, 10, 8, and 5). I have struggled with my weight off and on my entire life. Now that my boys are older, I need to start taking better care of myself so that I can enjoy life more. I look forward to this journey and chatting with all of you. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:32:05 EST Challenging!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66439758 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark People, but not new to trying to loose weight. I am 44 years old and have 77 lbs to loose - I'm ready to be healthy and enjoy life a lot more. I hope each of you has a fantastic day!!! Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:12:31 EST Back in the saddle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66434049 Hey there! My name is Angie and after 5 years of devoting myself to my husband, kids, and job I'm finally carving out some time for myself. Before I got married I'd lose 75 pounds thanks to a lot of hard work and determination (and free time and disposable income for a personal trainer!). Two beautiful little girls in less than 18 months, 3 surgeries, and a job that had me sitting on my butt 9 hours a day later.........Those 75 pounds came back. <BR> <BR> I'm tired of being tired. not l... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:30:29 EST Because you didn't want to........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66426155 I wrote this years ago on my other spark page but wanted to rewrite it since I am starting new over here.......... <BR> <BR> Because you didn't want to............. <BR> <BR> You didn't take your meds today, because you didn't want to....... <BR> <BR> You didn't work out today..........because you didn't want to......... <BR> <BR> You didn't eat healthy..........because you didn't want to.......... <BR> <BR> You didn't choose water over that pop..........because you didn't want to.......... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:46:54 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66415256 Hello, am a newbie and thought I would introduce myself. Im married with kids,grandkids,work as a Cna,live in Texas am trying to lose weight finally. Sun, 12 Mar 2017 19:41:31 EST Hoping to lose by 50th birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66388875 I'm 48 and hoping to lose 100 by my 50th birthday which is in 18 months. Have I set my goal too high???? I don't think I have. Just need motivation and accountability. Hoping to get that here with Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> David Wed, 8 Mar 2017 14:14:13 EST points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66387365 20 points today Wed, 8 Mar 2017 09:58:54 EST points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66382003 2 points today Tue, 7 Mar 2017 15:30:05 EST Old New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66380586 Hi. I was a member of Spark People years ago. By the grace of God, I have not had any major illnesses caused by my obesity but I have had a few scares and I realize that I need to quit playing around and truly commit to living longer. About a month ago, my blood pressure was staying in the 100/140 range or the 120/99 range even up to 135/120. I should have had a stroke. After that, my right side went numb and if my husband (Big Mister) hadn't been around I would have fallen on my butt. ... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 11:26:28 EST Ready to change. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66373027 I recently turned 48 and realized that I had wasted a lot of time when it comes to myself. When I reflect back to the person that went to the gym between 3 - 5 times a week, I wonder how I could end up in such bad shape. Life threw some sharp punches my way and knocked me down. I know that I have to get up and punch back so I can take myself back. I know I'll never be the person that I was in my prime, so many years ago, but I can be better than who I am today. I am ready for this next chapte... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 11:03:55 EST I'm Back!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66371931 I am sorry I haven't been posting in here but I restarted on Jan 3, 2017 and I was 247 and now I am down to 230.2. 17 lbs down YEA!!!!!! Mon, 6 Mar 2017 09:01:51 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66352760 Intro: Hello,Team. A bit about how I got here: 10 yrs ago I dropped 60 lbs in 5 months with a nutritionist and trainer (plus I was in the military), after my last child was born. I felt great, I was full of energy for my family and job. I rode my bike to work every day, and got up early to hit the gym on the weekends....but it caused a lot of problems in my marriage. My spouse had some major insecurities about me being back to a 'normal' weight again after having 4 babies and being 'curvy' fo... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 13:38:00 EST My steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66337607 error still trying to learn how to use challenges page Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:41:04 EST Hello..a little about me.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66337573 I have been using spark for a few weeks now and am happy to join this group. I need to lose, no, I will lose 95 pounds. I want to lose as much as possible before my cruise in December. I started in January and have lost 20 lbs so far. I used to drink Diet Cokes all day and no water. Now I drink at least 64oz of water and only 1-2 Diet Cokes. I have Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid-arthritis so working out is hard, however, I joined a gym with a pool so I can work out. I have been going 5-6 ... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:34:29 EST Marvelous March Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66337300 Welcome to the Marvelous March Step Challenge! <BR> <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and ... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 11:38:32 EST Marvelous March Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66337287 Welcome to the Marvelous March Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR>... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 11:36:12 EST Marvelous March Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66337274 Welcome to the Marvelous March Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORKS... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 11:33:28 EST Fresh Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66322821 Hello all. I'm new to this team and am once again starting Spark People. I've done this in the past and lost about 20 pounds and have since regained that back and then some. I am ready for a fresh start. Right now, I am just setting myself up so that I can dive into a new eating and exercise plan starting March 1st. I can definitely start exercising now, but must wait until I get paid to go grocery shopping for healthier foods. Until then, I will watch my portions, and aim to drink more water... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:49:26 EST Back and needing motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66278359 Hi all! About 4 years ago I lost almost 75 lbs using SparkPeople... but unfortunately I've gained almost all of that back. I've recently decided to get myself back on track to lose it again (and keep it off this time) so I'm looking for motivation to keep myself focused. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:20:17 EST Brand new to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66272975 My name is Liz. I'm a 41 year old married mom of one. I had previously lost 65 lbs on My Fitness Pal, but, as is common, gained some back. I thought I'd try Spark People to find inspiration and a new way of looking at health and weight loss. The thing that works for me is accountability, so I'm looking for people that aren't afraid to call me out when I'm not doing what I'm supposed to do. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:48:16 EST Stumbling Baby Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66240648 Hi all...I am 46, Wife, Mom of 5 and veteran. I weigh 272lbs but try to not let that define who and what I am. Inside I still feel like the 20 yr old model I was in hawaii when I was in the service...but looking in the mirror there is not sight of her anymore. My husband and I have decided to work together to fix the weigh issues...I have no idea what I am doing, but that doesnt stop me from trying. I have many health issues, including being a disabled vet (back injuries) and have been strugg... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:30:04 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66233597 I will be 40 in March, so I think I belong here now <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I have 80-90 pounds to lose and am looking for a lot of support. It is so hard and I know I can't do this alone. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:11:14 EST feeling lost, and like a failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66222224 <em>199</em> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:21:12 EST skype womens group to help with motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66194522 Hi everyone I'm 44 and weigh in now at 210 me and 2 other gals are wanting to start a Skype womens exercise and healthy eating chat/live workout group id like to have meetups every day or even a couple times a day and people can join in when they want to and when their schedule allows but I would also be interested in a 1 on 1 Skype exercise buddy too so if anyone is interested in a womens Skype exercise group or having a Skype exercise buddy message me and we can keep each other on track mo... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:46:43 EST confusd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66186561 so confused, and feeling upside down,,... I haven't really haven't been changing how I have been eating ( cause I cooks and buy like I am diabetics .. for that was how I was raised do to mother and grandmother, and now ex hubby) ... only to find out what I eat doesn't even eat 1200 cal.... ok so why is it now that I exercise it says I need to be eating close to 2000... I don't eat that much... never have... and I hate HATE bread, sugar, and my food allergies are so weird that I cant eat a lot... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 19:08:36 EST Hi Ya'll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66143559 Good Evening everyone!!!!! My name is Jessica, I am 41a wife, mother and a mimi . I have a 25 year old step daughter, a 21 year old son and a 13 year old son. I also have the best loves of my life my 2 grandchildren ages 7 and 18 months. I am new on here, with a goal to loose about 60 pounds. I have struggled with my weight for most of my adult life. I have been on and off diets and exercise programs that seem to have a short term effect. I was told 2years ago that i was pre diabetic ... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 20:08:19 EST Fit February Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66139775 Welcome to the Fit February Step Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and paste the... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:00:11 EST Fit February Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66139753 Welcome to the Fit February Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 09:57:24 EST Fit February Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x66139695 Welcome to the Fit February Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORKS: ... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 09:50:57 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66056928 Hi my name is david by my given name. I thought i would give this a shot no matter what I do I cant keep the weight off me. First of all im disable and what I do just cant keep up with my daily plas. Any help would be appreciated. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:09:52 EST Meet Mama P http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66041120 I am excited to be joining this site. So many great opportunities for support. Looking forward to the next 30+ years of life in a healthy, joy filled, productive way. Leaving 30 years of grief, loss, illness, fear and doubt in the dust!! Thanks to my friend Amy for introducing me and being my accountability partner in this journey. May this journey ignite a positive spark. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:50:54 EST No Excuses Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x66022952 Hi -- <BR> <BR> I was successful in active weight loss many years ago and one of the chief reasons was because I was part of a "no excuses" support group online. We didn't allow ANYTHING to derail us and if we did, we didn't post about it because if we did, it "sparked" a slew of "oh that's okay, you'll do better tomorrow" posts which were enabling the derailed. <BR> <BR> The "rules" of the thread were pretty simple: <BR> ***Post no "downfalls", but rather what you did RIGHT to ensure you ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:44:04 EST NEW to SparkPeople - It's Karen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x66016734 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Karen. I'm 49 years old. I joined SparkPeople with the hopes of losing 50 lbs before I turn 50. It's the 50 before 50 pledge I made to myself. I ultimately would like to lose 98 lbs. I currently weigh 218. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to sharing this journey with all of you. <BR> <BR> Karen <BR> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:00:41 EST Starting again, again, again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65999091 I'm starting with Sparks People again because I need people. People who understand and can offer advice and support. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:14:18 EST How did this happen again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65997052 I will be 50 this year and had twins when I was 44 with lots of health issues and I was overweight. Very motivated after gave birth and lost 40 lbs but it has crept back on and so now I just tipped into the obese level. I think I'm having a mid life crisis as I'm starting to realize my mortality and feeling a sense of urgency to get my health in tip top shape which includes losing weight. I have well controlled hypertension and my cholesterol is high now. I joined for support so I don't h... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:56:59 EST New to the team forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65973685 Hello - I am hoping to be active on this forum, and make some friends along the way (feel free to add me as a friend anytime, and I'll keep up on your progress). <BR> <BR> I am really not that concerned about my weight in terms of how much I weigh or how much I've lost. I am interested, however, in developing healthy habits/behaviors... and, then going from there. <BR> <BR> Thanks for a chance to share a little about my program, and best of luck on YOUR goals! :) Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:42:17 EST Crowding 47 and Needing to Get 60lbs Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65972885 Open minded and looking to share with others on here with similar journey! Wishing everyone a successful journey. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 22:20:39 EST Good morning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65968727 Hello everyone, I'm new to this group but not to the world of weight loss. <BR> <BR> I have been on some type of "diet" since I was a kid &amp; only seemed to manage small losses with huge regains. <BR> <BR> In January of 2013, after much research, I had weight loss surgery known as "The Sleeve". I had a grand total of 170 pounds to lose &amp; the surgery helped me lose 100 pounds of it. I have, since then, gained back 20-25 pounds &amp; I am going to put a stop to it before it gets out... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:07:47 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65967714 Hi I am new here. I had a goal to lose at least 50 pounds last year but some health issues stalled that but did lose about 40. I am ready to do it again this year. I have changed eating habits this week and have started back walking (walking dvds until it gets warmer outside). For my health I have to do this. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:17:28 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65967274 Hi All. I am 49 with about 60lbs left to lose. I have already lost 60lbs in the last few years. I am working hard to get the rest of the weight off and get my diabetes under control. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 08:10:32 EST Ready to do this!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65961870 New to group. 45 with 70 pounds to lose!! <em>521</em> Sun, 8 Jan 2017 13:45:46 EST Almost 42 with 110lbs to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65960087 My birthday is in one week. Ive decided to get focused again on weight loss and I decided to try a low carb one. Im dropping my carbs to 100 or less a day but Im not sure how much protein and fat I should eat to compensate. Ive noticed Im not hungry much any more and I dont have the major stomach bloat. when I do get a little craving I will just eat a few almonds and that seems to satiate me. Im actually waking up hungry which is a strange feeling to me. Weekends are harder for me as my husba... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 09:28:39 EST Hello, Its ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65948149 Hi there, Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Vikki, I have been married for 29 years to my DH. I have 3 very grown up daughters. When I was younger I was very thin and on the go, but after having 3 children the wieght started to pack on and then I was diagnosed with Hypothyriodism. I am ready to really get back into shape and be a healthy ME again. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 16:14:30 EST Any other Kiwis out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65940397 Hi. Joined ages ago and never really followed any programme. Have been slowly losing weight over the years but never actually realised just how heavy I am until yesterday! (Doh!). Would love support to help me lose this weigh sensibly and safely. I'm a Kiwi, working mum of three. Love to touch base with other Kiwis out there in a similar position! Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:30:24 EST Super Excited to Join This Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65939277 I am new to this site and to this group. I am super excited to have found y'all! I am 46, live in Fayetteville, NC and have approximately 90 pounds to lose. I look forward to working towards this goal with everyone here!!! Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:21:21 EST Not sure what to put here, sorry. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65936733 Hi my name is Leslie , I am 49 and weigh 201. My goal is to lose 51 pounds and then maintain. I have many health problems . I joined this site in hopes to help me learn how to eat and exercise right. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 06:49:07 EST 41 and not getting any younger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65927723 I am new to this site, I am determined to lose this weight. I seem to get on a roller coaster. I will do great for a while then I give up. I don't want to give up this time. I'm getting too old for that. Tue, 3 Jan 2017 23:55:33 EST new to 40 and lots of weight to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65915749 I just turned 40 and i have a ton of weight to lose. <BR> I am here for tips, support, advice and anything that will keep me on track. <BR> i have lots of issues with sticking with it and i would love to learn how to break them. <BR> I have a lot of weight to lose for my health. i have a 3 yr old and i would love to be able to keep up with her. <BR> greetings! Mon, 2 Jan 2017 14:16:39 EST Ready to Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65909113 Hi everyone! <BR> I am a 43 year old female who is ready to finally make a change in her life. I yo yo dieted in my early 30s. Then I got married and had 4 children over the span on 7 years. With each child, I added more and more weight. I always made excuses that I did not have time to eat healthy or exercise. I now realize that I need to make time for myself so that I can fully enjoy my time with my family. I am looking forward to chatting with everyone and making changes together. Sun, 1 Jan 2017 19:03:44 EST Just Do It January Challenges Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x65905389 Please post all chat to do with any or all of the monthly challenges here. DO NOT chat in the challenge threads and only post ONE post in the challenge threads and EDIT your original post each day/week. <BR> <BR> Each month our team has 3 challenges - a fitness minutes, a mile challenge and a step challenge. You can participate in any of them or all of them. It's up to you. These are just another way to motivate people. <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes - you set a goal of how many fitness minutes ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 10:09:34 EST Just Do It January Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65905365 Welcome to the Just Do It January Step Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and pas... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 10:06:00 EST Just Do It January Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65905327 Welcome to the Just Do It January Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 09:59:48 EST Just Do It January Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65905280 Welcome to the Just Do It January Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WO... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 09:50:58 EST New and ready to lose 60! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65899809 Hi All, <BR> I am new here and on a quest for a healthier me. I have at least 60 lbs to lose and I am ready to learn a new way of eating and to begin daily exercise. I look forward to getting to know everyone and to support others on this journey! <BR> Dana Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:11:21 EST January goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x65898748 I am setting 4 goals for January. The first is no more than one 20oz diet pop a day. I am starting out slow on giving up pop all together. My second is drink 100 oz. Of water sports day. My 3rd goal I will eat 2 servings of freggies a day. This may seem like a small amount but it is better than my current amount which is zero on most days. Unless you count potatoes. And lastly I will exercise for 10 minutes 6 days a week. This will be above the time I'm on my feet at work. Sat, 31 Dec 2016 11:04:03 EST Back with motivation to win http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65893946 <em>244</em> I'm back. I started with this site in 2009 and let it go. But I gained 16 pounds in the last 9 months and need to loose more than 100. I think with the phone and going mobile might help me stick with it. I have lots to live for and want to be brave enough to do it. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:41:26 EST Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x65892798 <em>41</em> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:07:05 EST back to do it right http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65890320 Been 8 years since I've been on here. HOping to get it right this time or at least have better success. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 03:56:11 EST New to Spark and Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65886625 Well, I'm 49 so I still qualify for this team lol. My hubby surprised me with a Fitbit for Christmas. I'm in need of friends and accountability. I don't have a lot of online time but in the past I've done well with a format like Spark. ' <BR> <BR> If you'd like to be Fitbit friends, please message me. I'd be thrilled with a 50lb loss but I could stand to lose 100. <BR> <BR> Thanks!!! Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:00:28 EST Starving but in a good way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x65880103 <em>4</em> My metabolism kicked on! Yay Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:12:45 EST Hello Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65872830 I'm here for support and to get tips and ideas on meeting my goals. I got a 3 month gym membership for Christmas and stocked my fridge with fresh fruits and vegetables. I hate the word diet. I am going to think of it as a health and nutrition plan. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:00:53 EST Need some success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65854070 Hi there. My name is Tammy and I am new to this forum. I have been trying to develop a healthier lifestyle for as long as I can remember without success. I usually try to go it alone. This hasn't worked, so I am reaching out and trying to find people with some of the same goals and challenges. I am hoping that by supporting others and feeling supported I will finally have some success. Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:32:03 EST To Live a Long Healthy, Active Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65780325 Bottom line is I now have two beautiful new grand babies (my first) one boy and one girl. They are six weeks in age difference!! I am now on a journey to be the best grandparent I can be by becoming the healthiest and active grandparent I can be <em>521</em> <em>104</em> !! Sun, 11 Dec 2016 15:27:11 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65726019 I am new here.... but not to dieting <em>46</em> Sat, 3 Dec 2016 01:58:11 EST Dashing December Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65718669 Welcome to the Dashing December Step Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and ... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 22:30:42 EST Dashing December Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65718628 Welcome to the Dashing December Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS:... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 22:25:17 EST Dashing December Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65718597 Welcome to the Dashing December Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORK... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 22:20:52 EST hello alll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65715588 New to the page. I started it before, but never really got in to it. I have a totally new mindset and I am ready to begin this journey and look forward to meeting people and sharing knowledge and encouragement. Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:25:53 EST Excited To Join This Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65708383 Hello - <BR> I recently graduated from the "30 Somethings" group as I just turned 40. Looking forward to continuing my journey with all of you here in this group. <BR> See you around! Ü -Trisha Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:43:38 EST Slowly losing the weight... ever so slowly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65703436 When I very first joined Sparkpeople, I think I weighed close to 250 pounds. I can't remember though. My highest weight was 300+ pounds (I stopped weighing myself when I hit 301 and my pants were size 28 and not buttoning). My weight has gone up and down depending on my medications. It is so frustrating at times! But I AM losing the weight. I keep reminding myself that I have come a long way. I may be losing weight slowly (like SUPER slow) but I AM losing weight. <BR> <BR> I have epilepsy, c... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:03:15 EST restarting and looking for spark friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65698601 hi! I'm starting again and looking for spark friends to help keep each other motivated! add me so we can cheer each other on! Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:47:19 EST New & Looking for a Serious Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65683091 Hello all! I'm pretty new to this team and coming over to introduce myself. <BR> I'm Rosie from Northern Minnesota. <BR> <BR> I started Spark long ago, lost weight and gained weight. I'm looking to take control of things better, making time for myself now. <BR> <BR> I am looking to find a serious spark bud who is willing to check in regularly, meaning almost everyday, for at least 30 days to start. I have had buddies in the past but they have come for a bit then left spark or stopped comin... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:31:52 EST trying this again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65682224 this is my third try and hopefully this time I can stick with it. <em>40</em> <BR> I start out strong, but seem to just fade off plan and I do mean fade. <BR> I don't just quit, I slowly stop doing what's worked. I forget to track for a few days and then start again, then forget, then after awhile I don't even think about doing it. <BR> I don't think about what I'm eating for a bit, then I think about it again, then I stop, then worse of all I start rationalizing why its okay to eat... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:02:22 EST Hope I will go all the way this time.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65662363 Despite being a sparkpeople member for quite some time now, I have never been able to work on my goals with any conviction earlier. <BR> <BR> I was a sportsman all my childhood and teens, but got distracted later in life. With years of desk job, and infrequent flings with the gym, particularly weight sessions, I ended up 116 Kgs of layers of muscle and fat at age 40. <BR> <BR> Thanks God that so far nothing major has hit my health, so I think its high time I should make amends. <BR> <BR> I... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:19:58 EST Changing my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65653928 Hello all. <BR> I won't get into detail of all the crazy dieting I have done in the past. I am sure you all have been there, done that. I have been thin most of my life, but gained weight about 10 years or so ago when my husband left for Iraq. By day, I was a super-mom! Clean house, lots of packages sent to both my husband and fellow Marines, part of the military support group, and made sure my kids had a great life and didn't worry so much about Daddy being gone for a year. But by night, I ... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:58:04 EST Hello there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65637824 I am just starting out on my 98 lb journey. Can't wait to start making some progress Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:48:45 EST Doc appt today - good BP results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=143x11528x65611765 I had a BP check and a visit to have my back examined. My BP was almost perfect (120/80). He ordered some updated bloodwork and scheduled a full physical, but the doc is happy with my results and the changes I'm making. <BR> <BR> Back is your run of the mill sciatica. He gave me some anti-inflammatory meds and told me to take them for 10 full days, even if I feel OK. When I asked if I was restricted on activity, he said, "If it hurts, don't do it." <BR> <BR> Looking forward to running a... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:50:03 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65609309 Just joined this and am excited to start counting! Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:31:24 EST Feeling a bit of a little of everything http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x65609299 &amp;#128522; &amp;#128564; Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:27:04 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65607277 Hi I am new to the group. Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:01:31 EST One pound at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65578322 Hello everyone, I am new to this site. I have been extremely overweight since 1999. My highest was 237 in April 2015. Keep in mind that I am only 5'2. I lost 14 pounds without trying from April 2015 to July 2016. In July I met with an endocrinologist who told me that I was pre-diabetic and advised me on making some changes before she put me on medication. I stopped drinking soda, eating cakes, cookies, chips, chocolate and candy. In September I joined a gym and started doing some card... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:41:21 EST No Excuse November Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65523354 Good morning! I've never done a monthly step challenge so here's hoping I can do this! Keep me motivated group! <BR> My Monthly Steps Goal: 25,000 <BR> <BR> 11/1- 7,091 <BR> 11/2- <BR> 11/3- <BR> 11/4- <BR> 11/5- <BR> 11/6- <BR> 11/7- <BR> Week one totals: <BR> <BR> 11/8- <BR> 11/9- <BR> 11/10- <BR> 11/11- <BR> 11/12- <BR> 11/13- <BR> 11/14- <BR> Week two totals: <BR> <BR> 11/15- <BR> 11/16- <BR> 11/17- <BR> 11/18- <BR> 11/19- <BR> 11/20- <BR> 11/21- <BR> Week three totals: <BR> <BR> 11/2... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 08:20:20 EST restarting yet again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65521191 hello... just a little bit about me.. mother of 1 (19) step mother to 12 ( 14-30) and grandmother to 11 ( soon to be here to 5 years).... kinda need to really do this cause grandkids have far to much energy for me Tue, 1 Nov 2016 22:33:52 EST No Excuse November Challenge Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x65517047 Please post all chat to do with any or all of the monthly challenges here. DO NOT chat in the challenge threads and only post ONE post in the challenge threads and EDIT your original post each day/week. <BR> <BR> Each month our team has 3 challenges - a fitness minutes, a mile challenge and a step challenge. You can participate in any of them or all of them. It's up to you. These are just another way to motivate people. <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes - you set a goal of how many fitness minutes ... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 10:04:41 EST Recommitted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65516910 Hi, all, I joined this months ago, but fell off very quickly, between vacations and a really changing spring and summer schedule. <BR> <BR> I will still have a changing schedule this fall/winter, but I can't let that be an excuse anymore. I've got over 80 lbs to lose, and it can no longer wait for 'tomorrow'. <BR> <BR> I'm in: no more excuses. <em>381</em> Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:49:32 EST Next two months are going to be hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x65516876 I'm going to be on the road constantly. 7 cities (on 3 continents) in 7 weeks. All for work, not a vacation. <BR> <BR> That means eating crappy food in restaurants and no gym... just whatever "fitness center" the hotel happens to have. <BR> <BR> I swear it's going to be like starting all over again in January. Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:48:01 EST No Excuse November Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65516487 Welcome to the No Excuse November Step Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy an... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:12:48 EST No Excuse November Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65516472 Welcome to the No Excuse November Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORK... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:10:45 EST No Excuse November Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65516456 Welcome to the No Excuse November Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WO... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:08:45 EST Fall down 7 times, get up 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65491679 Hi, I'm Kim and I continue to fall down. But the positive in that is that I know the value of getting up again. I'm a grad student at the end of a masters program in counseling, for marriage and family therapy - well, at least the academia aspect of it. I begin practicum in March which means that I will be serving in the capacity of a therapist for hours instead of money. I have to earn 700 of those hours between March and December. I am highly stressed and have excessive anxiety, and I think... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:23:55 EST Here I go again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65478524 I am back to doing the weight loss thing again. And back to Sparkpeople. Have had great experiences in the past, and expect this time to be no different. Weight loss so far is going slow. Plus now that I am a little older, I have a few health challenges that make exercising painful. I do what I can, but I want to do more. Taking it step by step. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:31:38 EST Something is wrong with me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x65461540 Hi all, <BR> I always thought I was a very determine and motivated person but I am so wrong. I have been a member of Sparkpeople from 2012 and from then till now, I have moved from 240 to 260 and for the life of God I cannot seem to get things going. I might loose a 5lbs here, then I put it on back with some, wow, it has been a roller coaster. I am so discouraged because no body can do this for me, I have to do it myself. I have always been a small girl all my life and after giving birth to m... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:02:27 EST Hello from North Carolina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65449031 I just turned the big 4-0 in July and want to get healthy. I was previously doing well on my weight loss to health journey but fell off and gained some of the dreaded pounds back. I stumbled upon this site and became motivated again to get back on track and stay on track! I love the idea of teams and online support and I look forward to getting to know my other team members! <BR> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:17:22 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65430610 So, my recent physical with the Dr. revealed that my caffeine habit is a bit out of control. Hello, my name is Connie, and I am addicted to caffeine. Seriously, like 2 cups black coffee, 6-8 coca colas a day, plus if I work an event after my day job, add a Java Monster! This, and the fact I usually only eat lunch, never breakfast, and rarely dinner, and he went crazy ordering lab work! The good news is, my labs weren't bad. My weight isn't good, at 192, but dear Doc seems to think if I c... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:43:57 EST Making Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65423394 Hey everybody! <BR> Nice to meet you guys. I'm just starting *back* with SparkPeople after a loooooooooooooog break. I recently joined WW at my work and am on week two. Their website *stinks* LOL so I decided that I needed more tools/interaction so found ya'll. <BR> <BR> I'm 42.. have if you calculate BMI 99 lbs to loose. Realistically I'd like to loose 50 lbs and celebrate and hope to loose more. 99 seems sooo overwhelming. <em>40</em> I'm also trying to help my 10 year old son who'... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:51:16 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65385640 <em>213</em> I am so excited to be here. I look forward to getting to know all of you. I need all the support I can get. I am here to offer as much support as I can. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 03:59:28 EST Hello from France http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65364120 Hi everyone, I moved to France after moving around a lot and thought I would be able to get myself back on track by eating healthy beautiful food and exercising. But, after three years, I am just not succeeding alone. I used to be really active fit and always slim. I used to look at fat people and think, how did they get like that? Now I am that fat person, and I now think, how did I get like this!? <BR> <BR> I have had a few horrible things happen and I am struggling to cope. I have ... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:13:51 EST Taking the Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65317084 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in minutes): <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 10/1: 0 <BR> 10/2: 57 <BR> 10/3: 30 <BR> 10/4: <BR> 10/5: <BR> 10/6: <BR> 10/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 10/8: <BR> 10/9: <BR> 10/10: <BR> 10/11: <BR> 10/12: <BR> 10/13: <BR> 10/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 10/15: <BR> 10/16: <BR> 10/17: <BR>... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 10:21:03 EST Rocktober Challenges Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x65310471 Please post all chat to do with any or all of the monthly challenges here. DO NOT chat in the challenge threads and only post ONE post in the challenge threads and EDIT your original post each day/week. <BR> <BR> Each month our team has 3 challenges - a fitness minutes, a mile challenge and a step challenge. You can participate in any of them or all of them. It's up to you. These are just another way to motivate people. <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes - you set a goal of how many fitness minutes ... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 12:30:57 EST Rocktober Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65303628 Welcome to the Rocktober Step Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and paste the be... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 13:13:48 EST Rocktober Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65303585 Welcome to the Rocktober Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR>... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 13:06:19 EST Rocktober Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65303567 Welcome to the Rocktober Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <B... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 13:02:36 EST Hello from Apache Junction! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65293378 <em>524</em> My name is Marnie. I joined Spark People a few days ago and thought I would introduce myself to this group. I've already lost about 51 lbs before joining, but would like to lose 57 more. I am 46 years old, am divorced and am an artist who works part-time in the behavioral health field. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:47:40 EST Hello from Alaska http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65252747 I am down 25 pounds...... It took me a year. I am still on a goal to loose at least 30 or 40 more. <BR> Any suggestions send them to me! Happy Saturday!! Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:55:32 EST Would Anyone Be Interested In Being A Buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x65250592 Hello everyone! New here and I am feeling really lost and a little unmotivated. I have struggled with my weight for some time now and as I get closer to the beginning of menopause I am finding it hard to lose weight and stay focused. So I would love someone to join me on this journey who may feel that accountability and motivation is what they may be lacking, then please message me . privately if you prefer, and lets try and get this weight loss journey happening. Thank you for reading an... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:30:23 EST Starting All Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65245508 Hi All, <BR> I am new to Spark. I thought I would try something new. I live in Wisconsin. I hope I can be supportive to anyone on this site and if anyone can be a motivator for me. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:22:29 EST Desert Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65241243 Hello! I am Ginny and a ping pong Sparker. This time I am more committed than ever for lots of reasons and I am ready to make some lifestyle changes not just go on a diet, lose a few pounds for a few months. <BR> <BR> I live in Phoenix AZ, I am a school librarian at a K8 public school. I have four grown daughters and I am divorced. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:30:47 EST Hello Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65230698 Hello, I am looking for a 1260 calorie meal plan. Need help. Thanks Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:22:05 EST New to Team ~ Hi There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65225715 Hi! I am new-ish to my 40's and new to the team! I've been on and off SP for years but have been very committed for the past six weeks. I hope that by "re-joining" the SP community that I won't feel so alone in my journey. Love my hubby but he is a twig...as are our kids! Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:32:16 EST From Wisconsin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65204318 Hello!! i just signed up with Sparkpeople today. I have about 100 to lose, and I'm a little daunted by the task. <BR> <BR> My youngest is moving out into her first home in a couple of weeks (proud mom..she's 23, not a year out of college, working full time, single and is buying her first house). <BR> <BR> It's well past time I started taking care of myself, I guess. I've done the "diet thing" before, but without true success. i did lose 50 pounds at one time, but not for the right reason... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:59:02 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65155307 Hi my name is Anne and I am new to spark. I am 46 and have insulin resistance. I joined to get my health in better shape and avoid getting diabetes. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:54:32 EST Newly 40 and needing to find that rhythm again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65136211 Hi all! Getting back in my groove, lost some weight - gained it back - need to lose it again, this time for good! <BR> <BR> Here in Florida, living with my Hubby and cat. We have a cheap gym, and I have been introduced to Fitness Blender - shortish, hard workouts. <BR> <BR> Glad to find you! Wed, 7 Sep 2016 20:26:19 EST Hello from Wyoming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65134008 Restarting my weight loss goals again. My last groups didn't seem to be willing to do much. It's been about a year since I have done anything and it is really showing. I need to get down to my goal weight and hoping the third time is the charm, could be the 4th, I've lost track, lol. Looking for more interaction with people so I can get this weight off. and searching for weight loss tips and support. Here's to another beginning. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Trix Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:20:25 EST Keeping motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x65132528 Hi everyone. I wanted to introduce myself - My name is Angie and I have been on spark people since January. I lost 40 pounds between Jan to May but fell off the wagon for the whole summer with family and vacations - and gained 6 pounds back. We are back to our school routine and I am ready to get focused on weight loss and exercise again. Soooo ....I was wondering, what do you do to keep motivated? I totally gave in to all my cravings for the last 3 months and I am at a loss on how to keep fr... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 09:57:28 EST Hi from Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65098905 Hi <BR> I have been on Spark in the past, and is now back again. I really really want to get this weight of this time, and keep it of. I have been in a cycle of healthy weight and over weight for the last 20 years. having years of healthy weight in-between being overweight. <BR> I weight in at 216 this morning. My goal weight is 140. <BR> I am 41, married with three kids. The pregnancies definitely contributed with me gaining the weight. But my youngest is 4, and I am getting tired of the e... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 12:37:49 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65098641 Hey all, <BR> <BR> I am glad to be part of this team. I turned 45 a couple of weeks ago and boy has weight loss been harder since I turned 40. I was at my heaviest 275 and with WW got down to 155, but I have struggled to keep it down. I am currently at 225 and really want to lose it again. I have tried every diet under the sun trying but nothing seems to stick. I even tried WW again, but it's expensive and just not working. My doctor says it's just the joy of my age, but I know I can d... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 11:53:45 EST First time posting on this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65090747 I joined, I think for maybe the 5th time, in July. Tracked for a week or 2, and.... <BR> ...And here I am. Going for #6 <BR> I tend to be a self-sabotager. Not sure why, but, at least now I am aware of how to focus on my end result. I have lots of "stuff" going on right now. I'm not a boo-hoo'er, just putting it out there. <BR> I'm almost 47, great husband, 2 great sons, fabulous lil shih-Tzu, and own my own hair salon. I want to lose 50ish pounds and lose my bad back in the process. <BR>... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:25:14 EST September challenge chat thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x65089563 Please post all chat to do with any or all of the monthly challenges here. DO NOT chat in the challenge threads and only post ONE post in the challenge threads and EDIT your original post each day/week. <BR> <BR> Each month our team has 3 challenges - a fitness minutes, a mile challenge and a step challenge. You can participate in any of them or all of them. It's up to you. These are just another way to motivate people. <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes - you set a goal of how many fitness minutes ... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 08:34:33 EST Superstar September Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65089546 Welcome to the Superstar September Step Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and pa... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 08:31:51 EST Superstar September Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65089524 Welcome to the Superstar September Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: ... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 08:29:19 EST Superstar September Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x65089498 Welcome to the Superstar September Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORKS... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 08:25:43 EST Reintrodcuing myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65077375 I joined this group earlier this year but have yet again...."fallen off the wagon" for most of the summer, adding back pounds that had been lost last year. I feel like the biggest failure....but I have decided that the only one who can do what I know needs to be done is me! I had lost 59 lbs in 2015 and felt amazing....I have gained 43 lbs back :-( <BR> <BR> I have started tracking again and am going to start with a weekly behavioural goal to assist with keeping me on track. I also joined... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:20:25 EST Been tracking for a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65075551 Hi Everyone! I have started back a week ago and lost 3 pounds with about 80 more pounds to go. I have done this before but have never joined any of the teams and thought I want this time to be different. Thanks for the support! Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:33:43 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65039140 Hi all - I'm looking forward to being supportive and supported as we all get healthier before the big 5-0! :) Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:47:17 EST Starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65032472 Hi all. I am a 40-something nurse in Florida, just starting my weight loss journey. Again. This time, I'm starting 20+ pounds heavier than I ever have before, and I have a lot of work ahead of me! I'm looking forward to getting to know some new peeps while giving, and getting, support as I work on my health. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:54:51 EST Hi All, I have 60lbs to lose... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x65011290 Just wanted to say hello to the team. Losing weight has always been a private thing for me, with not much success. I'm hoping that by putting myself "out there" and letting others support me, I'll finally reach my goal. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 18:17:51 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64998336 Doing a restart on my health and fitness. More commited to it. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:06:04 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64932293 Hi all! Brand new to Spark. I'm a single mom of a 3 year old. I lost a bunch of weight right after I had her, but lately I just see the scale going up and up. Hoping to get more motivation and support on here! Mon, 8 Aug 2016 21:30:34 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64924014 I started SparkPeople many years ago but didn't really keep at it. I recently had some success with Weight Watchers but can't really get to the meetings. When I compared online tools with SP, I was really impressed with how much more SP seems to offer. They surpass WW's mobile app by far. So, rather than pay for WW just for their online tools, I am going to start using SP again. When my cash flow improves, I'd love to check out SP premium. It would still be a bargain for everything offered he... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 18:48:23 EST brand new on spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64923126 Hello everyone, I have been obese for most of my life, all of my adult life thus far and three quarters of my teenage life. I am 43 years old and I joined weight watchers program on June 7th and I have lost 21 pounds. My weight loss journey seems like a roller coaster I have some weeks where I lose weight and then I have weeks where I don't. Sometimes I feel like I miss out on the good food that is advertised on tv like pizzas and ice cream and I crave them. But I know they are not healthy fo... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 15:10:42 EST Hi everyone. 70 lbs to lose. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64919744 Just wanted to say hi to everyone out there. Hope to make some friends here on the same goal. Sun, 7 Aug 2016 00:10:22 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64916906 I'm a 45 year old woman who has yo yo dieted for 20 years. I know i'm going to be in good hands on Spark People. <BR> My goals are to lose weight slow and steady. As a cook, I need to make lasting changes to my nutritional needs. <BR> I have set a goal for myself and would like input on how to stay the course. Sat, 6 Aug 2016 14:25:19 EST Hello from London - 70lbs to lose!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64900830 Hi everyone, I'm Vicky - fat and very unfit at 46! I've always had a bit of a problem with my weight, but now I'm at the stage where I've had enough and want to do something about it. I'm about to join a gym with the intention of doing strength and resistance training along with a couple of classes a week such as aqua aerobics and zumba. Trouble is, I have difficulty sticking with anything! I look forward to chatting with you all and sharing our experiences xx Thu, 4 Aug 2016 05:23:17 EST Mileage Challenge, I'm in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64889105 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in minutes): 1000 <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 8/1: 30 <BR> 8/2: <BR> 8/3: <BR> 8/4: <BR> 8/5: <BR> 8/6: <BR> 8/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 8/8: <BR> 8/9: <BR> 8/10: <BR> 8/11: <BR> 8/12: <BR> 8/13: <BR> 8/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 8/15: <BR> 8/16: <BR> 8/17: <BR> 8/18: <BR> 8/... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 10:59:07 EST Adventurous August Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64885522 Welcome to the Adventurous August Step Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and pas... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:56:07 EST Adventurous August Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64885493 Welcome to the Adventurous August Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:52:33 EST Adventurous August Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64885468 Welcome to the Adventurous August Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WO... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:48:06 EST Hello from California! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64883097 Hello, <BR> My name is Julie. I'm 40 something, newly (re)married in May. I have 2 grown kids and 5 grown step-kids. I gained an exorbitant amount of weight over the last 4 years and it's time to GET IT OFF! Feel free to contact me if you would like to help each other in our weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> Julie Mon, 1 Aug 2016 14:47:42 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64881979 <em>334</em> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 12:03:09 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64881966 Hello! I'm Nikki just turning 40 and I need to lose to get my health on check. I have a 5 year and a 1.5 year old. Plus I want to look good in my 40s and I'm looking for support. <em>524</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 11:59:53 EST brand newto spark people...my intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64864879 I joined spark people because I needed that extra push, that motivation that i am not getting from weight watchers. I joined weight watchers June 7 of this year (2016) and I have lost almost 20 pounds through that program but I have sooo much weight to lose, I needed that extra something, and I believe spark people can do this for me. I read up on spark people and the reviews were very helpful on my decision to join. So I joined this evening and I am very happy I did. I am pre diabetic so I... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:00:28 EST 40 and new baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64848018 Hi! I'm Melissa. I turned 40 and had a surprise baby boy 2 weeks later. He's now 9 weeks old and sweet as can be. I also have a 13 y/o son and 9 y/o daughter. Life is busy! I weigh the most I've ever weighed in my life. I want to get back to feeling healthier and energetic. I'm new to Spark and am hoping it will be motivating. Looking forward to feeling great and looking good! Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:54:52 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64847042 Hi, I'm 46 and having lost 20+ pounds in the last two months, I'm wanting to loose an additional 60. Hopefully not to ambitious. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:34:51 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64809552 I just joined this team. Looking to make new friends and find a buddy or two to help me stay on track :D Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:20:36 EST Taking my health back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64795723 Hi all. I am 42/f mother of 5. My youngest are twins who will be 3yo this weekend. I was on bedrest during my pregnancy and gained 80 lbs and lost a lot of fitness. After they arrived my whole life has revolved around them and I have made no time for myself. I have struggled to lose (and keep off) my pregnancy weight until I have actually gained almost all of my pregnancy weight back and I have no babies in me. I got on the scale and I was 102.9 kilos. So in my head I was thinking thats not ... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:41:32 EST Hey Y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64789562 So the last time I logged into SparkPeople, I was in the 30-somethings page. Apparently I've now been accelerated to the more appropriate 40-somethings page! I've yo-yo'd back &amp; forth, but it seems that in my 40s, I have a bit more of a sense of urgency (and I just feel bleah!), so I'm recommitting to eating healthy and working out regularly. My husband is on board, so this will be a lifestyle change for both of us! I love zumba and riding my bike, but my real challenge is food - I love... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:29:35 EST Newbie 44yrs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64762958 Happy to be in my 40's and part of Sparkpeoples team 40 something. I am looking for friends and encouragement. I am Honest, Open Minded and have Willingness to do what is infront of me to get Healthy once again. If your interested in my journey message me and we can chat. Joined a couple of goals. Thanx for the Support. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 07:23:59 EST Push or relax? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=143x11528x64759742 Sorry I accidentally double posted. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:32:33 EST When to push on, and when to say enough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=143x11528x64759597 A big obstacle of mine is starting out great, and then slipping off track, as I am sure many of us do. Well I am back here for my third time and really want to stay motivated and moving forward, even if that forward motion has some bends in it. <BR> <BR> Right now I am looking for some opinions. I am in my third day being back. I am trying to make small changes so that I have a better chance of moving forward steadily. This week my goal is to wake up every morning and do a few stretching... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:08:39 EST Unable to figure out how to log in my workout... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64757871 ...I did look. I just cant figure out which would be closest to what I did. Since the exact DVD I did is not on SP. I did Debra Mazda's Cardio Toning with Weights for the beginner for 30 min. <BR> <BR> This is the first time I have done exercise for that long and I REALLY would like to log it! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Thank for the help. <BR> <em>304</em> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:49:20 EST 42 Years old and 65 lbs overweight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64752773 I am a mother of 3 and MiMi to 2 and 1 on the way. I quit smoking 5 years ago today, and have decided today I will start my weightloss journey. I am hoping to make small changes to my routine and turn those items into habits. They say it takes 2 weeks to form a habit, so here goes the start of my 2 weeks. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Glad to be here! Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:30:50 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64749156 Hi, Today is my first day. Hoping this is the start of something great! Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:28:33 EST Ready to Step! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64745315 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in steps): 200,000 <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 7/1: (days during vacation, before joining challenge that I did wear my fitbit) <BR> 7/2: 8,235 <BR> 7/3: 10,276 <BR> 7/4: 12,412 <BR> 7/5: <BR> 7/6: <BR> 7/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 7/8: <BR> 7/9: <BR> 7/10: <BR> 7/11: (Officially joined the challenge) <BR> 7/12: <BR> 7/13: <BR> 7/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:37:31 EST My health depends on this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=143x11528x64735037 <em>521</em> I am 47 and have far too many health issues for my age. Diabetes, Arthritis, High Colesterol, Obesity just to name a few. I am currently undergoing testing for a digestive disorder. It is time for me to make changes and better choices if I want to live happy and not connected to a bathroom. Day 1 starts now. Goals for today: 1. Drink my water 2. Go for a walk around the block (have to start somewhere). 3. Eat dinner by 6pm. Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:20:21 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64731579 Hi! I am a wife and mother of two. I have over 100 lbs to lose and ready to start the journey. I want to be healthy and feel good about myself. New beginnings! Nervous because I have never done this before. Sat, 9 Jul 2016 18:52:54 EST 40 something newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64722822 Hi all, I'm new to sparkpeople. Enjoying it so far but am having problems keeping my fat &amp; carbs intake low &amp; upping my intake of protein, I'll get there though. Good to meet you all! Fri, 8 Jul 2016 11:07:42 EST Back for more... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64719643 I've been an inactive member for a while now. Stopping by to say hello. Mom of 4 boys who need a more active role model of a mom. I work as an elementary school secretary and I want to use my summer time off to create some good habits. <BR> <BR> Looking for any help, suggestions &amp; encouragement. <BR> Thanks! <BR> Kelley Thu, 7 Jul 2016 23:04:10 EST Hi y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64700875 <em>213</em> I am a married mother of one. I have always had weight issues. The most recent being that I had gallbladder surgery a year ago and have packed on even more! It is now more noticeable to ME. I am more uncomfortable than I have ever been. <BR> <BR> My biggest issue is the dreaded exercising! Yep. Hate it. So I've decided to take small steps with it and try to slay the beast! I did my first Spark exercise video this morning and it wasn't to bad! <em>246</em> It was very shor... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 11:22:01 EST July step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64698655 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in steps): 250000 <BR> <BR> WEE <BR> 7/5: <BR> 7/6: <BR> 7/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~ <BR> *.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 7/8: <BR> 7/9: <BR> 7/10: <BR> 7/11: <BR> 7/12: <BR> 7/13: <BR> 7/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~ <BR> *.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 7/15: <BR> 7/16: <BR> 7/17: <BR> 7/18: <BR> 7/19: <BR> 7/20: <BR> 7/21: <BR> <BR> WEEK T... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 05:30:24 EST July step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64698645 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in steps): 250,000 <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 6/1: <BR> 6/2: <BR> 6/3: <BR> 6/4: <BR> 6/5: <BR> 6/6: <BR> 6/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~ <BR> *.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 6/8: <BR> 6/9: <BR> 6/10: <BR> 6/11: <BR> 6/12: <BR> 6/13: <BR> 6/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~ <BR> *.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 6/15: <BR> 6/16: <BR> 6/17: <BR> 6/18: <B... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 05:23:39 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64685283 Hi everyone <BR> My name is pam <BR> I have not got a job, I suffer from depression and sciatica and I cannot motivate self to do exercise I do eat good but it's just the exercising what cannot make me move to do it <BR> I am upset about the weight I have put on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 06:45:22 EST Jumping July Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64672485 Welcome to the Jumping July Step Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR STEPS at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE STEP CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and past... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 09:54:21 EST Jumping July Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64672456 Welcome to the Jumping July Fitness Mileage Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MILES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 09:51:40 EST Jumping July Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64672397 Welcome to the Jumping July Fitness Minutes Challenge! <BR> We're going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. PLEASE ADD YOUR MINUTES at the end of each week and POST them in the total each week--helps the leaders out immensely! :) <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.* <BR> <BR> HOW THE FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE WORKS: ... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 09:45:27 EST Jumping July Challenge Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64672318 Please post all chat to do with any or all of the monthly challenges here. DO NOT chat in the challenge threads and only post ONE post in the challenge threads and EDIT your original post each day/week. <BR> <BR> Each month our team has 3 challenges - a fitness minutes, a mile challenge and a step challenge. You can participate in any of them or all of them. It's up to you. These are just another way to motivate people. <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes - you set a goal of how many fitness minutes ... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 09:36:45 EST Golden Milk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64664578 I have come across several articles talking about Turmeric and all the benefits. Golden Milk is a recipe with Almond Milk and several spices including Tumeric. <BR> <BR> I decided I have nothing to lose, so I made some last night. It wasn't too bad at all. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else tried this? Any thoughts? <BR> <BR> Below is the link if you want to read about it. <BR> <BR> <link>happyhealthymama.com/2015/11/golden-<BR>milk-turmeric-tea-recipe.html#_a5y_p=4<BR>558814 </link> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:31:25 EST New to the TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64659552 Good Afternoon <BR> I am not new to spark but new to this team. I have tried to do this on my own and well...not working out so well. I am married, mother of 5, and Nana to 4 and 1 due in October. <BR> <BR> I stay at home and take care of the grands while the parents are at work. <BR> <BR> I gained 40 lbs when I quit smoking almost 3 years ago and another 40 last year when I lost my job. Staying at home is not really good for my eating habits. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a team that is act... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:59:25 EST Okay, Let's DO this!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64659091 I'm here on a mission. I'm a 43 (about to be 44) year old lady that will be starting the TTC process. I just married my soul mate a year ago. I need my body in tip top shape and I've done this before. I need support, encouragement and reassurance that I can get this done. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:28:21 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64643391 I turn 49 in a month so maybe my goal can be to lose my weight before I am too old for this group next year! Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:46:36 EST