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 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 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 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 new memberHI EVERYONE. MY NAME IS LESLIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64626552 HELLO EVERYONE. MY NAME IS LESLIE. I'M 44 YEARS OLD AND WANT TO LOSE ABOUT 50 POUNDS. IT SOUNDS LIKE A UNOBTAINABLE NUMBER RIGHT NOW, BUT I'M HOPING WITH THE SUPPORT OF ALL OF YOU HERE ON SPARKPEOPLE.COM, I WILL BE ABLE TO DO IT. I HAVE LUPUS AND TAKE ALOT OF MEDICATION, THAT MIGHT MAKE IT A LITTLE HARDER. BUT I'M JUST GONNA HAVE TO WORK A LITTLE HARDER TO REACH MY WEIGHT LOSS GOAL. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:30:15 EST HELLO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64602821 Hi all! Just joining in for the first time! I am ready to conquer this! Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:58:56 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64596607 Hi everyone! I'm Delois. I will be 45 in August and need to lose about 50 pounds. My goal is to make some lifestyle changes--starting small. I have tried Sparkpeople before but didn't stick with it, I think, because I tried to change too much too fast without really having the motivation. I have the motivation now though! I will be getting married next summer!! <em>337</em> I want to be in better shape and health to be able to enjoy life. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:14:03 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64574637 Hi, my name is Angela and I am 46 years old. My gosh I can't believe I am that old. In my head I am much younger (like 12) :D. I have about 60 pounds to lose. I had lost 80 pounds doing low carb and exercising like a fiend but then in the last four years I have put 60 back on. I had a medical issue three years ago and that is when I put on 30 pounds, and then the weight started creeping from there after I stopped playing all my sports. Now I am in the game and focused on getting back to a... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:26:20 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64564816 I am just starting to get back on track. Staying motivated tends to be my problem. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:33:38 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64548136 I am returning to SparkPeople after quite a long hiatus ... I first joined in 2010 and was extremely successful, losing approximately 50 lbs - it was the most successful diet ever. <BR> <BR> In the past few years a lot has happened in my life and I've gained back I came back in February 2015 (new login, etc.) but just was not in the place I needed to be to be able to focus as I was changing jobs and leaving a place I had worked for 16 years! <BR> <BR> Now, it's more than a yea... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:19:44 EST This is it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64534940 I'm just joining this group, not entirely new to Spark, but really trying to use it to the fullest to keep my momentum going and remain serious and on track with loosing weight. I have hit 200 pounds at my heaviest two years ago (not so great on a 5'3" frame), and have been a habitual "yo-yo" dieter over the past 12 years (since having baby #1). It has been challenging to get my weight down and keep it off. I'm a wife, mother of three (ages 12, 10, &amp; 7), and a teacher. I am hoping to ... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:23:50 EST Dreary Saturday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64534708 Good morning everyone. My name is Kim and I am new to this team. I was on Spark some time back and had very good success and lost 50 pounds. Well life got in the way and lets face it...I love food, especially Mexican, which is not always the best for you. I gained 30 back but want to take it off. I live here in the great Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle. My husband is going to be my stumbling block, as he loves me to cook for him and I do, then just eat whatever he eats. I wa... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 11:31:20 EST NEWBIE FROM SOUTH AFRICA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64527788 Hi there <BR> Name is Bronwyn, and I am from South AFrica. <BR> I struggle alot with my weight. It is as if I am riding a seesaw. Up the down etc <BR> I need help and support on my journey. <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:48:01 EST Another newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64521592 Hello.. my name is Holly and I have been a member here on SparkPeople... well, it seems like forever. I lost 85 pounds in my first rodeo here, and yep, gained it all back, within a 10 year period. I've played around on here a little since then, not really committing to anything, because of frustration, disappointment and shame. <BR> <BR> I'm now trying to get back into it... maybe not to lose weight, but to just be overall healthy again... I realize I'm in my 40's now, and things aren't go... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 11:14:51 EST *SMACK* back to reality..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64513669 od morning everyone. <BR> <BR> I've been using SP for a couple years. I was always skinny with curves until I hit 30. After that I consistently gained 5 pounds a year no matter what I did. Now at age 45, I've spent the last 5 years losing and gaining the same 20 pounds. I've tried every (and I mean every) diet. I've tried vitamins, I've tried diet pills, starving myself, fad diets, weight watchers, workout programs at home, eating 8 small meals a day, eating only protein and veggies, sh... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:15:04 EST New and in need of support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64510321 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I have struggled with my weight since my teens and I have never been very good at getting much of it off. I'm now finding it harder than ever to even lose a pound. I have been doing low carb for 2 weeks and am actually up 2lbs. I'm so discouraged. I'm also discouraged at myself for never sticking to what I say I'm going to/need to do for longer than a handful of days before I fall off and then start over a couple of days later. This vicious circle has to stop. <BR> <BR> Ho... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 20:39:27 EST Does anyone remember Callanetics? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64510007 I've picked up some DVDs, I still love this exercise series. It's dance-based muscle strengthening and toning. <BR> <BR> How do you think I should classify it for exercise? Tue, 7 Jun 2016 19:24:35 EST Im new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64503044 Hello, I am 45 and will turn 46 in September. I have never in my life wanted to loose weight like I do now. I am not happy at all. Not just with my weight but with alot of things in life. I know I have the key to that. I deserve to be happy. And my weight plays a big part in it. I will do this. I will loose the weight. I just have to start somewhere. I dont have alot of money to spend on this diet. So I hope it works. Mon, 6 Jun 2016 19:00:11 EST Returning after a 5 month absence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64496108 Hello there. I've been away and doing... nothing much. I've re-started my exercise program, committed to going to the gym more often. I'm currently sitting at 210lbs and would like to get down to about 150. I don't plan on doing this overnight, but I do plan on doing it! <BR> <BR> So, hello again, and I hope to return with more frequency. <BR> Amethyst Sun, 5 Jun 2016 20:52:46 EST Never Giving Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64488752 Over the past 35 years, I have dieted regularly and lost/gained the same 50-ish pounds over and over again. Giving up is not an option, but I am tired of the typical diets. This time around, as I near my 50th year on the planet, I decided to try creating a life that I love with a tribe of people that are determined to be healthy and strong. My journey led me here. I am looking forward to focusing on friendships, support and a healthy lifestyle and getting rid of the "quick fix" mentality.... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 19:08:05 EST Hungry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64476221 <em>4</em> Thu, 2 Jun 2016 21:55:36 EST Back on the Wagon.... AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64474566 I have been using spark people for a few years on and off. When I was a stay at home mom I saw great results, as I was able to log on every day and be accountable. When I returned to work I found I was lacking in time to log my food, check in with my spark teams and unable to complete challenges. Which eventually led to not logging on at all for months at a time. After what feels like 5000 attempts to get this right, I am back! <BR> <BR> Today is my 40th Birthday and it made me realize I ne... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 17:06:16 EST New from MA too :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64455119 Just a quick good morning from up north. I'd love to join a group to be accountable with yet a group with similar goals. I am you - I am down 20 lbs. back up 24 lbs...lose 10 gain 7... doing great for 4 weeks - derailed one afternoon and quit. <BR> <BR> I am a habitual quitter. Which was a good thing when I quit smoking 6 years ago. My lungs thank me every day - but I put on an immediate 50 lbs. and in 6 years have lost nothing. Last summer I lost 20 lbs. low carbbing - then roll in - T... Tue, 31 May 2016 07:44:11 EST Just Do It June Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64452509 Welcome to the Just Do It June 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 p... Mon, 30 May 2016 20:41:11 EST Just Do It June Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64452497 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: ... Mon, 30 May 2016 20:38:18 EST Just Do It June Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64452474 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... Mon, 30 May 2016 20:34:47 EST Starting over in Oregon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64433483 Hello all I am a stay at home mom of 2. I was on SP a few years ago and went for almost 300 to 180. fast forward 7 years later and I am starting again. I got back up to 240 it's been a week and I have lost 4 lbs already. Can't wait to see where this journey takes me this time. Fri, 27 May 2016 18:36:39 EST Hello from Sunny FL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64407325 Hello! <BR> My name is Tammy. I live in sunny Florida. I have about 60 to 70 lbs. to lose. I'm excited to be here. :) Mon, 23 May 2016 22:33:16 EST Taking this journey again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64392440 Hi! I am a mom, grandma and nurse. I had joined Spark People about 10 years ago and lost 50 pounds. Life got busy and I didn't have time to worry about me. Now that my youngest one is on his own I need to concentrate on those 50 pounds that I gained back~~he brought friends with this time and they need to go to!!!! Sat, 21 May 2016 18:26:47 EST Hello There Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64385620 My name is Terri. Today is my first day on this program. I live in south Louisiana outside of New Orleans. I am 45 years old. I am married and I have 2 daughters and 1 grand daughter. I am looking to lose weight and I will need a support system to do so. My family will not help me. They only harm me by bringing in junk foods and heat and eat foods that are not good. I don't have a lot of close friends or people I can hang out with around me. I hope to make new friends that will last for a lon... Fri, 20 May 2016 17:33:47 EST Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64384129 Hello All, I am on day one of my journey and am excited to get this started! I have struggled with a thyroid issue and am looking to live a healthier life. Fri, 20 May 2016 12:32:12 EST Hello from Huntington Beach, California! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64371134 Hey Team! <BR> <BR> Just started my journey on Spark People for the very first time! This website has so much information it can be overwhelming! Navigating my way through little by little... <BR> <BR> I'm Barb and I've been married to my hubby, Jeff for over 24 years. My goal is to lose 60 pounds - of course I'll take more if the pounds want to melt off me, but I'll be happy with 60. :) <BR> <BR> By the way, I'll be 50 in December. Hope the site doesn't automatically kick me out of ... Wed, 18 May 2016 15:19:07 EST Trying to get a handle on this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64311793 Good morning! I've been trying to get my weight under control. Been a life long problem but I was off work for almost a year so I gained about 40 lbs and many bad habits. I miss the days when I could diet for a week or two and lose. I suppose that's why I need to learn a new way to eat and diet. Tue, 10 May 2016 06:25:22 EST MAY MONTHLY CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64308202 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in minutes): 360 <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 5/1: <BR> 5/2: 48 <BR> 5/3: 57 <BR> 5/4: 15 <BR> 5/5: <BR> 5/6: <BR> 5/7: 10 <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: 130 <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 5/8: 59 <BR> 5/9: 40 <BR> 5/10: 12 <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... Mon, 9 May 2016 16:44:02 EST Starting back on my journey to better health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64305811 Hi everyone! I am just getting started back usingSparkpeople after a 6 year absence. I so wish I hadn't gotten out of the habit of daily log in to help with food and exercise tracking. But enough of looking back....it's all about living in the moment and new beginnings! I am looking to lose 90 lbs in the next 10 1/2 months and really think I can do it with the SP community's help and these great tracker/tools they have provided for us! Hope everyone has a happy, healthy day! <img src="... Mon, 9 May 2016 10:07:04 EST Morning Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64305476 I am currently unemployed, so I figured it would be a good idea to see how long it takes me to go through a morning routine with a workout. My findings: 2.5 hours. When I am working, I work an 8-5 job and I don't see how a morning workout is really feasible. I would have to get up at 4:30AM in order to have a morning workout session. Worse, that would mean being in bed by 8:30PM in order to get in 8 hours of sleep. I don't see how I can possibly go to bed that early. <BR> <BR> I'd like to... Mon, 9 May 2016 09:26:40 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64301700 Hi everyone, I am just starting on my weight lose journey. I have set a weight lose target of 70lbs so it may not be easy, and I may be looking for support from you all. Sun, 8 May 2016 18:36:06 EST Third time's the charm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64294638 So this is my third attempt to live a healthier lifestyle using SparkPeople. When I use it, it really helps, but then I tend to stop using it and fall back into old habits. <BR> <BR> I'm starting at 250 pounds and want to lose 50 pounds by the end of October. Other goals include reducing my triglyceride levels and glucose levels. I have type 2 diabetes and my A1C is currently at 8.6. Sat, 7 May 2016 15:38:43 EST Day 1 of starting over again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64278049 from 07/2015 - 12/2015 I lost 27lbs, needless to say I gained those lbs back after the holidays and never looked back. Now I have to start all over, imagine how much I would've been down by now if I had stuck with it. No point in crying over it, my new weight loss goals start today! Wish me luck! Thu, 5 May 2016 08:41:11 EST May 2016 Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64260027 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in miles): 50 <BR> WEEK ONE GOAL 12.5 <BR> <BR> 5/1: <BR> 5/2: <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 GOAL 12.5 <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 GOAL 12.5 <BR> <BR> 5/15: <BR> 5/16: <BR> 5/17: <BR> ... Mon, 2 May 2016 21:26:33 EST Sabotaging my weeks efforts on the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64256607 I am struggling with my weekends. I get in my exercise and my daily caloric goals, but once the weekend comes I seem to have no will power. So all my efforts during the week means nothing because when i weigh in on Mondays, I have gained weight!!! <BR> Can going overboard on weekend actually cause weight gain in two days of over eating and not exercising? I am feeling so disappointed in depressed right now! <em>198</em> Mon, 2 May 2016 11:16:22 EST Magnificent May Challenge Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64256114 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 ... Mon, 2 May 2016 10:31:16 EST Ready to do something but no motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64253667 I'm ready to do something to lose weight but I have no motivation to exercise due to pain. I'm thinking of starting with eating well and portion control. Any advice will go a long way to get me started again and keep me going. Mon, 2 May 2016 04:09:31 EST Ready to get started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64252727 I've been here off and on reading posts. I'm anxious to get started. Not sure where to go first, but sure could use a buddy or 2 to keep me accountable. Sun, 1 May 2016 22:46:30 EST Is it truly harder to lose weigh after 40? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64248980 That is what I have heard.... I would love everyone's feed back on this. What you've experienced, any problems you've run into, how you got out of those or fixed them. I need to do it right and keep it off this time. Sun, 1 May 2016 13:49:39 EST Magnificent May Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64247667 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>... Sun, 1 May 2016 10:50:59 EST Magnificent May Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64247545 Welcome to the Magnificent May 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 ... Sun, 1 May 2016 10:36:31 EST Magnificent May Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64247481 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... Sun, 1 May 2016 10:27:53 EST About to give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64209558 Hello. New to the group. Feeling lonely &amp; depressed about my weight. Been over weight all my life &amp; I'm just sick of it. The more I try the more I fail. My husband loves me for who I am &amp; he doesn't judge me but I feel guilty because I'm much heavier then when we met. I just feel like right now I need people to talk to who know what I'm going through &amp; how it feels. <em>39</em> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:49:35 EST Trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64199292 Hi, everyone! <BR> I feel as though I've been trying to lose weight forever. I've done it a few times. My current challenges are working full time, being the default parent (and all the volunteer positions that puts on me), trying to become a published writer, and running a small home-based business. That's enough for 2-3 lifetimes! <BR> <BR> My focus the past few years has been on meal planning. I was subscribed to the Fresh 20 for a while, which I enjoyed, but it was also a little too m... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 13:52:27 EST Here I Go Again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64154244 Hi all! My name is Tammy. I'm a 41 year old mother of two (ages 20 and 17) and step-mother (??? not married, and not "officially" engaged yet...LOL) of two more (ages 8 and 12). I keep putting myself and my life on the back burner to help everyone else, and I feel it's time I work on *me* before I fall apart more than I already have! <BR> <BR> I used SP from 2007-2008 and had lost 35 pounds before I fell off the wagon and had some MAJOR life changes. I keep trying to get back to it, but hav... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:59:36 EST My goal for April is 900 minutes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64151245 April <BR> 1 <BR> 2 <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> 5 47 <BR> 6 47 <BR> 7 56 <BR> <BR> Week 1: 150 <BR> <BR> <BR> 8 10 <BR> 9 <BR> 10 8 <BR> 11 48 <BR> 12 15 <BR> 13 41 <BR> 14 46 <BR> <BR> Total week 2: 168 <BR> <BR> 15 30 <BR> 16 30 <BR> 17 90 <BR> 18 <BR> 19 <BR> 20 <BR> 21 <BR> <BR> 22 <BR> 23 <BR> 24 <BR> 25 <BR> 26 <BR> 27 <BR> 28 <BR> <BR> 29 <BR> 30 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 22:12:57 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64147978 My name is Jennifer, I am a high school teacher, mother of seven kids (three in college) and my youngest was diagnosed with autism this past May. My life has gone into a bit of a tailspin and my weight has definitely gotten out of control. I am moving across the country in May back to my home state and plan to go down to part-time work as an attorney. I have been coming to Spark consistantly for about two weeks now and feel ready to join a group. I stopped in several years ago and didn't r... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 13:37:40 EST Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64143939 I am starting my weight loss journey. Looking forward to see where it takes me. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 23:17:38 EST So, this chick logs on to a website and... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64143505 Here I am! Ta-Daaaa!!! <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you! My name is Carrie. I'm a mom to five, an avid concert goer, a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.... I work from home, so that means I am sitting at a desk at least half of my day, and over the last few years I've been slowly but surely ballooning up to an obscene amount and becoming less than strong and healthy. <BR> <BR> Although my weight protects me in a mosh pit, it doesn't feel good at the beach. Know what I mean? <B... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 22:12:53 EST Hello.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64102356 I came back after who knows how long with 50# to lose. My goal is to increase my physical activity, run a 5K, drink more water and eat more veggies. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:52:02 EST Just like that!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64092768 Hi everyone! My name is Shawn.I will try and post photos soon and update this profile from the first time I became "curious" in 2011 or 2012, I believe? Well, now I'm "serious" and no longer just curious. Good Planning &amp; Motivation to everyone!!! If you want to go and work out for "free" at Planet Fitness in Oceanside, let me know, And, "Just like that" we will. :) :) Sun, 10 Apr 2016 03:37:32 EST April challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64083031 Hi, I am new here. I will be trying for 100,000 steps this month <BR> Fri, 8 Apr 2016 17:04:35 EST Hello, new to the team but not sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64074475 Hi everyone my name is Christy. I have been on and off sparks for years. In 2011 I lost 38 pounds and got knocked off track and gained it all back well here I am 5 years later and still at square 1. I am looking to lose this weight once and for all. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all better, hope everyone is having a great day !! Thu, 7 Apr 2016 13:06:12 EST Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64074265 Today I'm at 192, getting there little by little Thu, 7 Apr 2016 12:25:00 EST Feeling down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64061603 Hi, <BR> I am feeling down. I have battled weight most of my life and I am morbidly obese with many health problems and I may lose my job because of it. I know I need to do this but I am lacking what I need to get started. no mojo. If feeling terrible everyday and nearly losing your job doesnt give you mojo then what can? <BR> Thanks for listening. Tue, 5 Apr 2016 21:33:53 EST Amazing April Challenges Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x64040283 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, 3 Apr 2016 09:05:13 EST Amazing April Fitness Mileage Challege http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64040259 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> ... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 09:02:38 EST Amazing April Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64040172 Welcome to the Amazing April 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 th... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 08:54:51 EST Amazing April Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x64039973 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: <BR>... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 08:41:40 EST hello sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64026874 my name's julieann. i'm 44 yo, and much heavier than i should be. it started at about 30 yo and has just slowly but consistently crept up regardless of eating fairly well and being active. i have several health issues not related to obesity, and some of the medications that i'm on kill my appetite and slow my metabolism. i decided that something ***had*** to change, or i might not be here for my miracle baby, 3.5 yo "tumblebug." with that in mind, i went to a nutritionist for the first t... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:37:46 EST New to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64020415 I am a 43 year old women and I weigh about 355. I am very obese. I want to create a healthy lifestyle. It's kind of hard when I have arthritis in my knees and feet. But I have the attitude where I can change my life around. <BR> <BR> I also have sleep apnea, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, acid reflux, depression, migraines, over active bladder and seasonal allergies. <BR> <BR> My very fist objective is to start a food and exercise journal as well as logging it in... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:57:45 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x64001368 Hi Everyone, <BR> I joined Sparkpeople a week ago but am just starting the social side of things today. I am 47 and am wanting to lose 54 pounds. I am using a fitbit to help me stay motivated with exercise and am tracking what I eat. Baby steps... but each step is one step closer to my goal. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:38:49 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63972932 Hi all! <BR> <BR> This is my second time around with SparkPeople. A number of years ago I had some success (38 lbs) with it. But then life happened, I had to deal with health issues of one of my daughters which caused alot of stress and anxiety. Needless to say, I stopped taking care of myself and ended up gaining all of the weight back and then some. <BR> <BR> This time as I approach being an empty nester with my baby's high school graduation looming. I've decided it's time to take care o... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:08:48 EST 45 with 60 to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63957641 Hey all, <BR> I've been on SP on and off for a long time. Married to a retired Army Sgt, have three kids, work full time, our oldest is graduating this year. <BR> <BR> I started on IdealShake a little over a week ago and so far have lost almost 3 pounds. I have been doing morning workouts for a week and half as well (woo hoo) and so glad I am back into that, makes for a much better day. I also try to get AT LEAST 10,000 steps a day. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know everyone! Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:33:34 EST Weighing In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=143x11528x63957494 I started this journey about 10 days ago. I find myself jumping on the scale way to much. How often do you check your weight? <BR> <BR> From Monday through Sunday I lost 7 lbs. Then after a rough Sunday and Monday, gained 3 back. So I started jumping on the scale more, for some stupid reason. I have now lost 2 of those 3 and am sitting at 6 lbs down from start. <BR> <BR> I want to only weigh in on Friday mornings. <BR> <BR> What do you do to keep yourself from jumping on the scale... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:12:48 EST 42 with 66lbs to lose! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63927057 Hello. I have played the up and down weight game for years. The weight has crept back up and I'm finding it more and more difficult to lose weight and live my every day life. I work at an elementary school every day. I take my lunch. I walk quite a bit at school. My mom was just diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes last year and she has high blood pressure. I don't want to wait until I get to that point. I have to do this now. With losing 2lbs/wk I should reach my goal weight by November 7, 2016. I... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 09:57:30 EST Hi everyone :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63914451 My name is Cyndi, I'm 47, married with two kids (daughter, 24 and son, 15). I'm a homemaker and home school my son. We also own a business that I do the bookkeeping for. For fun I do Disney (as much as I can since I live 90mins away), go to the beach, do photography, zumba, walking and love the outdoors and animals. I have 4 dogs, 1 cat and a rabbit (who started as a foster). <BR> I've been back on Sparkpeople (not sure how many previous times I was here) since June/July (can't remember) of 2... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:22:05 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63908353 Hello everyone. Never introduced myself to the group. Here goes, I'm Stynette, married for almost 16 years, mother of 5 daughters and grandmother of 3 grand kids and I work full time. I decided to make a lifestyle change 3 years ago and so far so good. I'm going back to my basics so that I can reach my weight goal by the end of the year. I'm off to a great start and hopefully I will continue to stay on the right path. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:57:15 EST Re-Re-User http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63885290 I came back to SP about a month ago... <BR> This is my third time round - after a very successful 150lb weight loss around eight years ago, I have since DOUBLED my weight in the intervening years, and really gave up on myself. <BR> A few times I have 'popped-in' to 'Spark' - but have always let excuses and circumstances dictate my failures. <BR> This time round, it's harder than ever - I'm 47 years old now, with so many debilitating health conditions, that I' surprised I'm still in one piec... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 15:43:22 EST The Courage to Start...Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63864251 I'm back at it... after successfully losing 50 pounds 5 years ago with Spark People I let life get in the way &amp; found all my bad habits and lost pounds again. Time to do this and make it last. No MORE EXCUSES!!! Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:47:07 EST Returning member... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63858912 Hi! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I joined a Weight Watchers group at my job. We are all enrolling online individually, and we are going to meet unofficially at work each week to encourage each other. I have to do something, as I have never weighed this much before. I stepped on the scale this morning, for the first time in over a year, and was shocked to see 225 lbs on the scale. But today is day1, so it should only get better from here! <BR> <BR> Today I also decided to rejoin Sparkpeople, as I... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 20:13:28 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63855499 Good Morning everyone! Started my weightloss journey back at the end of September 2015 and have lost 22 pounds so far. Decided to join SparkPeople and get myself motivated some more! <BR> have a great day! Wed, 9 Mar 2016 10:36:10 EST BlaqBeri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63846180 Hello Spark Community, this is my very first post and I'm not exactly sure where to begin. So, i'll start by saying my goals are to get healthy, lose weight, restore and maintain some sense of normalcy in my life. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 07:17:04 EST Hey all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63829539 Super newbie here. Not sure about anything yet other then I hope this works. I guess only time will tell. I'm extremely bad about procrastinating and staying motivated. I'm doing this on my own with no support. My pugs don't really give me much encouragement other then wanting their walks so... LOL. Sun, 6 Mar 2016 02:14:22 EST Returning User http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63805625 I used to belong to Sparkpeople many years ago and have just rejoined in the hopes of getting back on track. I am currently unemployed and staying in my parents' guest room while I look for a job (it's been 4 months so far) and have been feeling even more down on myself than usual. On top of that, my beloved kitty, Disney, passed away unexpectedly a month ago. She was only 8. My mother doesn't like cats, so Disney was staying at my brother's house. Her brother Cheshire is still there and I am... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 20:00:29 EST Stumbling around the site = ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63804850 I still don't really know what I'm doing but hope to figure all of this out soon lol.... <BR> I am 48 the 11th and weigh 190lbs... My goal is 130 being i am 5'1"... 125 would be awsome! <BR> So happy to join your team! Wed, 2 Mar 2016 18:08:06 EST My first walk in a long long time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x63797338 I took a ten minuet walk today. It felt like hell.I am Sweaty, heart pounding, and breathless. As I climbed the stairs to our apartment my 11 year old started singing the final count down. It was funny and also motivated me by reminding me to have a little fun. I weigh 310 pounds. I am most proud of myself today for doing my walk and drinking 44oz of water. Before that I hardly got off the couch and drank 0 water. Yay me <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d01e025-d9eb-4eaa-8ffc... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 20:30:37 EST Nice to meet you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63797201 Hi my name is Autumn, <BR> I am 310 pounds.41 yrs young. Today is my first day. I walked 10min and climbed stairs and drank 44oz of water. My heart is pounding but I am ready to do this and would love some friends to take this journey with me. Tue, 1 Mar 2016 20:05:20 EST Hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63797018 I have been using Sparkpeople on and off for a few years. 2 years ago, I dropped about 45 pounds. Since then I had stopped tracking, and was not doing all the right things. I have not really been involved with the teams before. Maybe this will be something that can help as I get back in gear and working on my weight loss goals. <BR> <BR> Hope to try contribute as I can. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Greg Tue, 1 Mar 2016 19:41:21 EST Monthly Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63792204 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in minutes): 930 <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 3/1: <BR> 3/2: <BR> 3/3: <BR> 3/4: <BR> 3/5: <BR> 3/6: <BR> 3/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 3/8: <BR> 3/9: <BR> 3/10: <BR> 3/11: <BR> 3/12: <BR> 3/13: <BR> 3/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 3/15: <BR> 3/16: <BR> 3/17: <BR> 3/18: <BR> 3/19: ... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 08:30:37 EST March Madness Challenges Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x63789572 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 minute... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:15:44 EST March Madness Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63789528 Welcome to the March Madness 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, 29 Feb 2016 22:10:08 EST March Madness Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63789508 Welcome to the March Madness 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, 29 Feb 2016 22:07:12 EST March Madness Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63789478 Welcome to the March Madness 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, 29 Feb 2016 22:03:40 EST Just joined - lots of work to do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63743721 Hi everyone - just joined this site through my nursing program. I am still learning everything and am hoping this will help me create positive change. <em>41</em> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 22:53:03 EST Hey, new to team and spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63727571 A week from now I will be 43, and I am very disappointed and frustrated in myself because of my weight increase. Late last year I have lost a good 20 pounds and I gained it all back. What's more important I have given up hope in losing weight. I was hoping at that time when I lost the 20 pounds I could lose another 20 by my birthday but that is all downhill. I signed up for spark people tonight, in hopes to change my attitude,feel better about myself and definitely lose weight. I know I have ... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 22:27:23 EST New-Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63666503 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6cc18727-3b67-4e41-bf1c-90cfc92253bd.JPG"> <BR> <BR> This is my second try at SparkPeople. I really like the site and the tools but I'm a little introverted for all of this community stuff. But I guess I need to change something because I really need this weight to come off before I hit 50. That's my new goal: Fit by 50. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:50:34 EST Hey everyone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63649429 Day One. :) Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:16:46 EST Hi there, My name is Liber8ed2Aspire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63646103 I'm excited about joining this forum. I've been self-defeating myself thinking I can do this alone. Now five years later no results. I'm hoping to be held accountable...Yes, I know it shouldn't take all of this yet apparently it does for me. I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I need to lose 60lbs to accomplish my ideal weight. Now that I've turned 46 years of age a few weeks ago, I do not want to have another failed year. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!, any support from like minded... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:00:10 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63645394 Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Tammy. I have had issues with my weight for as long as I can remember. I'm looking forward to this year being the year that I finally reach my goal of 149 pounds. I look forward to any advice and motivation that this team has to over. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:06:01 EST New to 40's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63636378 I'm new to the 40's but not new to SP. In my 30's I lost 100# (3ys ago) with the help of SP. I'm back to do it again a little older and a lot wiser :-) Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:05:58 EST You have to start where you are, right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63619900 I've been carrying around and extra 60+ pounds for several years now. It has been probably almost 10 years. Now I am 100 pounds over weight. When I started spending time with my grand daughter last year, I started to realize just how much my health had gone downhill. When I would carry her around the mall, I would sweat and be out of breath. I have been having some mild swelling in my lower legs for a few years, but last week, it was so much worse!! Wake up call !!! I want to be in good he... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 14:01:38 EST Feb challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x63617376 Hi, new here , r there any Feb challenges? Sun, 7 Feb 2016 08:12:29 EST new beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63616945 I am just trying to better myself these days. Looking forward to the warmer days where I can get back outside to think.In the meantime I'll take what I can get. These have been the longest days without any sleep! It's torture being up at night with nothing to do.Maybe I'll start out with some nice yoga if the powers that be let me. I don't know how much longer my situation will be like this. I do know that I have to do something before it's too late! Sun, 7 Feb 2016 06:52:18 EST Hi I am obese and finally facing my reality. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63597309 I am finally wanting to lose the weight I need, eat right, and reinvent myself. But there is a few things, I am scared!!! Scared I can't do this, failing, of the pain, of the hard breathing. I want this so much but do not know how to start and how not to fail again. I am done hiding behind my fears and fat. I want to be the old me in mind and body. Any help out there??? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 4 Feb 2016 13:54:22 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63582517 This is my 2nd day here. My daughter went to see a nutritionist, so I thought I would try to help her and try to eat healthier also. I stumbled upon this site on my phone and I really likes it. <BR> My goals are to change my eating habits and get myself back down to a healthy weight. Tue, 2 Feb 2016 19:24:43 EST Fabulous February Choose Your Own Goals Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63571289 YOU will choose your goals! You choose 3 goals you want to achieve every day and a weekly goal. Daily goals can be things like getting your water in, meeting your nutrition goals, not drinking soda, etc. You decide and if you hit your goal on a particular day, get one point for each of the 3 goals. You can also set a weekly goal like losing a pound this week, not giving in to a bad habit, etc. <BR> ****COPY AND PASTE the post below and EDIT your original post daily/weekly*** <BR> <BR> Dail... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 13:17:34 EST Fabulous February Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63571193 Welcome to the Fabulous February Fitness Milege 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 MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 13:06:25 EST Fabulous February Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63571167 Welcome to the Fabulous 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: ... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 13:03:34 EST HI I m great fan of spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63561721 hi <BR> <BR> I am from india . fighting with weight issue for last 7 years. want to get rid off excess weight during 2016-17. want your support.. thanks Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:44:44 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63559311 Just some quick information on me/ I will be 43 next month and i live alone. So cooking for one is hard for me especially since I learned to cook in large quantities. I drink diet pepsi, I want to get off the caffeine habit since soda has caffeine and other flavorings, not sure what. I want to drink more water. I guess that is my first 2 baby steps stop drinking soda and drink more water no excuses. <BR> <BR> I have many medical issues that accompany my obesity such as high blood pressure, ... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 04:40:29 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63541794 Hi all! My name is Jennifer, I will be 42 in April and I am ready to be healthy!! <BR> <BR> I live near Columbus, Ohio with my husband Sean, and 3 teenagers, (1 son and twin daughters), and a fur baby Scarlet :) <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:20:08 EST I'm back to try again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63532042 Hello, I tried SparkPeople a couple of years ago but was so overwhelmed by it I never got involved. Now I have taken my time to get acquainted with all that it has to offer, and I'm really impressed. I am looking for friends for mutual support and motivation! Everyone have a fabulous day! Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:55:24 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63514472 Hi. <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa and I live in Colorado. I'm 40 something and trying to lose weight! I have been on SPARKPEOPLE on and off since 2007 but mostly off. This past April, I finally committed myself to losing this weight and getting healthier! I have lost almost 30 pounds by walking alone and would like to lose another 50 by my birthday in July! Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:45:06 EST hello... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63511296 <em>213</em> I'm 46 and wanting to get my healthy on! This team looks like the best place to start! Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:33:07 EST new to spark people, glad to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63510339 I have many medical conditions, I can't really blame my weight on my conditions but what I can do is change my lifestyle around to get healthier and happier. I want to exercise more and eat healthy. And drink plenty of water. I have watched many you tube videos on weight loss yesterday and today and I searched the net and found this site, hoping to change my life around one healthy habit at a time. I am a little depressed because this weekend we got at lest 15 inches of snow here in Delaw... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:40:58 EST intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63510034 Hi everyone! I am a 41 year old single female who gained 80 pounds in ten years. Now I am five feet tall and 188 pounds. Even when I was thin, I did not eat healthy. This endeavor to losing weight by changing my life style is new. I do not have a choice about losing weight now. Many health issues. I would like to shed 83 pounds in 20 months... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 23:31:12 EST Hey all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63509205 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark People. I joined because I am tired and bored of being over weight and in pain all the time. It's time for a change. Let my introduce myself a little. I am 43 years old. Single. I am in pain all the time. I suffer from headaches. Cronic backaches. Kidney stones and diabetes. I try to work out, but my back hurts, I just give up. Maybe that's my excuse for everything, I just give up. I want my life back. Oh, I have very weak ankles and I d... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 21:12:50 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63502513 Hi there! Just introducing myself... I joined Spark People a week ago and am just checking out the community features now. I've had a very difficult last few years and let the weight really pile on, in a big way! Trying to course correct now. Feels good to finally be trying to get back on a better track w/ my weight. Thanks! :-) Sat, 23 Jan 2016 23:47:41 EST How to convert steps to a trackable exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x63490173 Heya. I have an Android phone with a built in pedometer. As I can keep it on me at work, and I walk a lot at my job, I generally get in a minimum of 5000 steps a day. This has really helped with weight loss! Since I started in October I've lost ten lbs, even with all the crud I ate over the holidays. <BR> As far as I can see there's no way to put steps in directly, so how would I track this exercise? Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:18:08 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63489166 Hi everyone, my name is Kym. I'm from florida, ready to get started. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:28:01 EST I'm New here! HI! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63484908 I'm new to SparkPeople but not to dieting. I've tried more than I can count. T his time I'm going for a lifestyle makeover! It's gonna be good! Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:43:17 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63473512 Thank you for inviting me to join. I am a re-joiner to Spark People and am doing the Resolution Challenge. I'm motivated to lose weight. I have gained 30 pounds back after losing 50 at one point. I'm an engineer/environmental specialist and also am going back to school part time for graduate degree in nonformal education. I have shied away from social media but after re-engaging with this website and making a few posts to the Resolution Challenge, I'm getting less shy. <BR> <BR> I'm join... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:09:43 EST new to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63470927 <BR> Hello, I am new to spark people. I want to be honest. I know what I need to change to lose weight, but it is motivation all the way. I start to get motivated but after a week or 2 I lose my motivation to get into a healthier lifestyle. I weigh 338, and my sleeping schedule is way off. I am up almost all night and crash about 5:00 am and sleep almost all day. I want to change my sleeping habits. How do I go about doing this? That is my very first goal. My second goal is to get the requir... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:22:11 EST Fellow Dukaners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63468138 Hi, I've been doing the Dukan Diet for 2 weeks and lost 7kg (1 week of Attack). It would be great to connect with any other Dukaners who are keen on sharing experiences... I'm based in South Africa. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:57:23 EST Also a re-noob http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63468022 Hey Guys, <BR> <BR> I've tried a few times, and now I'm trying another. I'm reasonably fit, but being overweight is taking a toll on my knees and ankles. I've started a new job recently (I was working at home before), and walking all day has already taken off 10 pounds. I know I'll plateau before long, so hoping to keep my weight going. I'm at 210 right now, I'd like to be down to about 170 or 160. <BR> <BR> Anyway, hi again! Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:39:50 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63467706 I've been gone about a year and a half and have gained back all of the 30 lbs I lost plus some. I got a little too much confidence and quit logging food and coming to SP for motivation, and slowly it all came back! Going to stay on track this time! Nice to meet you all again. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:55:13 EST Weight Loss support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63462306 Hello everyone my name is Roxana from Los Angeles and I have done this before to where I have lost 35 pounds in just six weeks and was feeling great. I tried last year to restart but really didn't get the motivation to do continue. This year my motivation is to finally lose all the weight in a reasonable time and healthy. I miss the energetic me. Hoping to get some support to keep on track. <BR> <BR> Roxy Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:38:27 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63456376 Hello Team <BR> <BR> Jeanette from Illinois here. This is my first time joining. I'm still learning how to navigate the site and looking forward to talking to guys. <BR> <BR> Thank you for the backup :) Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:19:51 EST Bright Future http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63444621 Hi! I'm Angela, and this is my day 1. I just celebrated my birthday this last week, and am looking forward to a healthier future. I have managed to hold off 46 pounds from my heaviest recorded weight, but still have a considerable amount to go. I'm an accountant and a supervisor of 10, so I endure a lot of sitting and even more stress. My husband and our dog are the joys in my life. Sat, 16 Jan 2016 23:03:06 EST Hopeful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63441289 HI everyone - <BR> <BR> My name is Sandra and I am 42 years old. I quit smoking on December 20, 2015 and I thought that would be the hardest thing that I would ever do. Boy was I wrong. Eating healthier and getting to the gym is so much harder. When I am bored, stressed, or just moody I turn to food to occupy me. I know this in my head but having the will to stop is harder than I ever thought it would be. I suffer from PTSD plus manic depressive disorder so I am on about 5 antidepressants/m... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 14:25:16 EST Hungry today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x63441043 <em>386</em> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 13:54:38 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63431849 Hello. <BR> <BR> I am back again. I have about 70 lbs to lose and want to do a better job reaching out this time. I am hoping that being a more active community member will help me reach my goals. <BR> <BR> For eating, I am focusing on cutting out processed foods, cutting carbs, eating lean protein, eating lots of fresh produce, and getting all my water in every day. I am also doing 35 min of cardio a day and want to add strength training (but I'm not ready yet). <BR> <BR> I have been a... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:40:46 EST Play it again Sam! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63411348 Hello everyone! I am sure I am like many of us who have tried many times to loose the weight and gained it back. I originally lost 65 pounds about 5 years ago on SparkPeople, but one bad relationship and a move across country totally trashed all my efforts. I had a wake up call when I got married in August and looked at my photos. Grrr! I looked so bad to myself, even though my honey told me liked me just the way I was. Shortly after that, the diagnosis of high blood pressure came in.... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:41:52 EST Looking to take it off and keep it off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63407333 Hello, I hope this introduction finds all who have decided to make a choice to live a healthier life, well. I never thought that I would be so motivated with wanting to be healthy. Since I'm an absolute workaholic at 44yrs of age, single, with so much energy that has been misused in the wrong way for so long that I am literally on this site reading and looking at all of the success stories and becoming more and more enthused with healthy living and not just existing. I am a vocalist and an as... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:25:27 EST Meal Planning Woes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x63400625 <em>189</em> I know I need to make a meal plan and then a grocery list, but I just cant seem to get motivated to do it. I really need to go to the grocery store but don't want to go unarmed with a solid shopping lists. Any ideas that work for you would be helpful. <BR> <BR> So far I am not excited about the meal planner in the nutrition tracker. I just need to make one and then add it in. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:05:55 EST No more excuses! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63395292 |Hello all. I am really looking forward to this, and to getting to know some new people. I am done being the "big" one in the family. It's time to really experience what it is like to be thin and healthy! Looking forward to finding some new friends to share this journey. Sun, 10 Jan 2016 23:21:13 EST January Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63382115 MY MONTHLY GOAL (in minutes): 1300 <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> 1/1: <BR> 1/2: <BR> 1/3: 108 minutes <BR> 1/4: <BR> 1/5: <BR> 1/6: <BR> 1/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 1/8: <BR> 1/9: <BR> 1/10: <BR> 1/11: <BR> 1/12: <BR> 1/13: <BR> 1/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 1/15: <BR> 1/16: <BR> 1/17: <BR> 1/18: <BR>... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 11:38:46 EST Day 1, so excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63370239 My first day and I feel so blessed to have found a forum with so many 40 somethings like myself! Looking forward to the healthy days ahead! <em>30</em> Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:43:38 EST Really going to TRY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63366867 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I haven't logged in or tracked what I'm eating for 3 years. I am ready to really track, walk, do what I can. I look forward to connecting with all of you! Thu, 7 Jan 2016 14:46:54 EST How do you get your water in???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x63366055 I know I must drink my water!!! I know it!!!! I do... <BR> <BR> ... BUT why cant I do it? Every day I say I am going to drink more water, Everyday I have good intentions, everyday I fail to drink more water!!!! <BR> <BR> I even said ok, this week I will drink 2 glasses (which I am accomplishing <em>334</em> ) and then next week I will up it to 4 glasses( which I have yet to do <em>39</em> ) <BR> <BR> yesterday I had a heart MRI and when I was done they handed me a bottle of wate... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 12:28:24 EST new to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63355920 Hello, I do not actually know what to say here but I guess I will say a little about me. I live alone, 42, disabled and even though I love to cook I also love to eat. I guess that is why I have been obese all my adolescent and adult years. I weigh about 332 now my highest weight was about 356. I lost 24 pounds on my own than I started to think I wasn't living because I wasn't eating the foods I really wanted. I felt deprived. I cut out all the sodas and snacking. I started eating more vegetab... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 09:44:31 EST needing to get it done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63352536 i am married with two girls 24 and 17 ive currently lost 50 lbs on my own but now im stuck and i need to lose more for my better health so im looking for some healthy help, no pills or drinks or having to spend money on special food. so i am hoping for this community to help me get this done. i am so eager to check in daily and keep this going. Tue, 5 Jan 2016 22:19:17 EST Hi, I am new to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63352240 Hi, my name is Natalie and I live in Utah.I have been overweight since I had my last child which was many YEARS ago.. I have tried to be a happy yet overweight person. Always ready with a joke about my weight. I am sick of faking being happy about the extra pounds. I want to get back to a more slender me. I would love not to go untag myself on social media because I am not comfortable in the photo. <BR> I look forward to losing weight and gaining back more energy. Tue, 5 Jan 2016 21:35:47 EST Great Day to make a lifestyle change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63349419 Hi team, <BR> <BR> today is my first day with Sparkpeople! I am nervous and a little happy at the same time. I am 41, a diabetic and have had weight loss surgery that although worked a lot, has not been enough to create the holistic healthy person I need to be. So here I am. I am looking to make a lifestyle change and joined the team to have some support! I look forward to participating and helping the team reach its goals! <BR> <BR> Christy Tue, 5 Jan 2016 15:33:10 EST Enough is enough. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63348916 Today's the day everything changes. Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:20:12 EST Starting for the LAST time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63347457 Hi all. I have been on every weight loss program in existence over the last 30 years, and of course I weigh more now than ever. I am ready to do this for the last time because this time I'm going to stick with it for the long term. I am married with two kids and live in western New York. <BR> <BR> I just finished a 4 mile walking video and now I'm going to drink water. :-) Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:20:00 EST New Gal on the Block http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63342695 Hi all! My name is Jenn and I am a 44 year old licensed artist, chicken farmer, and mountain girl living in Central PA with my husband, Eric. We have 2 adult sons. <BR> <BR> I am 2 months into recovering from a total abdominal hysterectomy and need to get back into fitness slowly, but am anxious to do what I'm able to until I'm able to do more. <BR> <BR> I currently weigh 186 (down 3lbs eince coming back to SP, yay!) But have about another 50 to go. <BR> <BR> I am hoping that this group wi... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 21:10:50 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63342232 Used SparkPeople in the past, but became a slacker. 5 years ago I lost 110 lbs in 5 months, swore I would never gain the weight back, but guess what...more than 1/2 is back on. I never felt better about myself than when I was in a size 10. I actually ENJOYED shopping and have a beautiful wardrobe. Except nothing fits anymore. Went shopping for a Christmas outfit and was completely sick and disappointed in myself. It was at that moment in front of the mirror that I said, NO MORE! 2016 is my ... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 20:40:52 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63339659 Hi, <BR> This app was recommended by our diet leader at Kaiser. I've lost about 50 lbs on Kaiser's medical weight loss program but have about another 70 pounds to lose to get to my goal. Mon, 4 Jan 2016 14:39:04 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63337993 Good morning, my name is Connie and I'm in South Carolina. <em>524</em> Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:32:25 EST Good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63335674 Good morning.....I'm Tina....foster parent of two sets of twins...very busy . Two 8 yr olds and two 9 year olds. I have had major surgeries on my hips knees and ankles and I can't do much activities not to mention the time. So I will start with just eating better and more healthy and see how it goes with adding things of activities as we go along. I'm doing the old points system in weight watchers. Just got some better foods in the house and giving it a real go. <BR> Thanks Mon, 4 Jan 2016 07:55:02 EST greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63333410 hello, sorry if Im doing this wrong but at least Im trying. :) Sun, 3 Jan 2016 22:14:04 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63333318 I am new to Spark people...so hello to everyone here <em>213</em> Over the past year I have put on a significant amount of weight, while I have always been up and down, this is the heaviest I have ever been. Now I feel really bad and I'm seriously ready to change my eating habits and begin to exercise regularly. I will be going to a TOPS group weekly to weigh in, and using this app for support. I need friends here because I know I can't do this alone! Feel free to friend me...I hope we ca... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 22:02:21 EST Jump Start January Challenges Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x63328512 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 create your own goal. 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 minu... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 12:45:12 EST Need Friends and accountability partners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63323470 I am "newish" to spark. I actually used spark before several years ago with great sucess. I lost a total of about 80 lbs at that time just by tracking my food and exercise. Unfortunately i have gained it all back and then some! :-( I decided this year I need to get back on track, I know what to do but sometimes knowing what to do and doing it is completely different. <BR> <BR> I really need friends and possibly an accountability partners to assist this time. My best friend was su... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 21:37:03 EST Total transformation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63316961 Happy New Year all! I'm new and excited to be here! I've recently lost 53 lbs and I've got another 45+ to go. I'm working on getting fit and less flabby, if that's even possible. I'd also like to train for a 5k this year. <BR> <BR> I was married for 20 years and neglected myself terribly. Always put everyone before me. I'm now divorced and re-evavaluating my priorities.... <BR> <BR> I look forward to your friendship and encouragement along this journey! Sat, 2 Jan 2016 07:51:37 EST Hello from Colorado http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63316565 Hi. I'm Kara and I'm from Lakewood, CO. I am a single mom to 3 amazing, grown children and now focusing on taking care of myself. I just turned 48 on New Years Eve, but I want to be healthy and in shape by the time I reach 50. I work overnights and struggle to keep things balanced, but I'm looking forward to interacting with everyone and making new friends. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 06:48:08 EST so cliche but.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63315828 once again I have a resolution to make 2016 my year to get healthy. I need to stay motivated and break my addiction to sugar. I have some serious health issues to overcome and looking for help. I know that I have a lot to live for. In my mind, I am a fun granny but in reality I do nothing but sit on my fanny :/ Time to get moving!!! Sat, 2 Jan 2016 00:34:05 EST Back Again :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63315547 Hello all :) This isn't my first time on SP. Can't really recall why I ever left the last time as it really is a great site. I have a pretty explanatory intro on my SP page, but long story short, I'm looking to connect with other like-minded people in my never ending pursuit of good health and wellness. Could also stand to lose some weight as well ;) I'm a 42 year young married mother of two children, one with severe special needs/disabilities. I am a medical professional who works full time.... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 23:39:32 EST Jump Start January Choose Your Own Goals Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63313507 YOU will choose your goals! You choose 3 goals you want to achieve every day and a weekly goal. Daily goals can be things like getting your water in, meeting your nutrition goals, not drinking soda, etc. You decide and if you hit your goal on a particular day, get one point for each of the 3 goals. You can also set a weekly goal like losing a pound this week, not giving in to a bad habit, etc. <BR> ****COPY AND PASTE the post below and EDIT your original post daily/weekly*** <BR> <BR> Daily ... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 19:02:35 EST Jump Start January Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63313188 Welcome to the Jumping January Fitness Milege 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 MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 18:26:45 EST Jump Start January Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63313162 Welcome to the Jumping 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 WORKS: <B... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 18:23:17 EST new to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63309544 Hello everyone. I am an obese lady that needs to lose 100 pounds or more. I don't just want to diet. I want to change my lifestyle around so it can be a healthy one. Small changes lead to a big difference in my book it is the power and motivation to start a new healthy lifestyle. Right now I have the motivation it is the start of a fresh new year and I hope I can keep up the momentum and motivation and lose this weight. Because I know I deserve it and everyone who gives weight loss an honest ... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:30:40 EST re-newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63304067 Hello! Ive been a spark member for years, but I havent been active on the site for about 2 years (ish) now. I was debating about sticking with my old profile or starting completely fresh and finally decided to start new. I keep losing weight for a little while, and then gaining it all back - plus. Im so sick of it, but Im also discouraged that I will never hit my long term goal. Obviously, if I was going to give up though, then I wouldnt be here. Im looking for some people that will hel... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:36:40 EST Hello intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63294739 Busy mom of 5 looking for motivation and to take time for my health and well being. I'm in PA and have 60 pounds to lose. (I'm guessing because I can't bring myself to check the scale) I used to be good at making time for my health but in the last few years I've become overwhelmed with taking care of everyone else's needs and have neglected my own. It's time for me to stop making excuses and try to get healthy again. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:50:42 EST Hi - Just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63292515 Hi all - I am a Christian homeschool mom of three who has struggled with my weight for most of my life. My husband and I are starting to see the effects of our unhealthy lifestyle and are ready to make a change. I am hoping to meet others who are also working on becoming healthier to develop a support and accountability system. There are so many things to do here on this site; I am still trying to learn my way around. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:46:38 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63292276 Hello, I'm returning to SP after a long hiatus-Life just happened. I've recently joined a fitness club in October and I like it, however I've yet to see the scale move. I'm hoping to gleen better tips so I can get this fat to move from my body. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 23:49:21 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63286426 I am returning to spark people again. I had success earlier with it, but didn't stick with it. I don't have a great support system so I seem to give up easily. I actually look forward to turning 40 in a few months. I see it as a new adventure and am hopeful it will be better than my 30's. I hope to meet others and stay connected through this journey! <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:57:09 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63277244 Hi Everyone, I am new to SparkPeople and hoping I can find daily support and ways to keep me motivated to break all my bad habits and start eating healthy and being healthy. Happy New Year. Sun, 27 Dec 2015 23:51:15 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63276077 I am happy to be here going through this journey with you all. My daughter is getting married this upcoming April, so I am hoping to see some real results by then! Cannot wait to see the changes ahead! Sun, 27 Dec 2015 20:25:39 EST Starting day 1 again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63273632 Hi Everyone, I was a member a couple years ago and am now returning. I'm hoping to find daily support to keep me motivated along the road to breaking old habits and making new healthy ones! Happy New Year to everyone! Sun, 27 Dec 2015 14:44:43 EST Looking fo rHELP!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63231319 I have tried to loose weight over and over again, only to gain back every pound plus some!! My last attempt I lost 30 pounds, on weight loss medication, I have some thyroid issues. I stopped taking the meds now I have gained all 30 back!! Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:14:37 EST Newbie looking for a tribe :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63218504 Hi <BR> I am new to this team, I've joined Sparkpeople years ago but haven't been an active member till this week. Like the topic say I am looking for a tribe. I need a support group, people that will have my back and push my back when its needed. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:34:53 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63215387 I can't even tell you how many time I've come back here and started over. I'm now 190 pounds, and utterly miserable. I'm thinking that one of the reasons I've given up is that I'm not very active on the boards, etc. So this time, I'm going to do my best to interact more. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! Fri, 18 Dec 2015 07:00:23 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63211543 Hi everyone! My name is Sherri. I am 44 years old. I have been on Sparkpeople for quite a while, but I do not think that I have introduced myself here yet. I am really quite shy and it takes me a while before I start talking to anyone. lol Don't worry. I am harmless. Thu, 17 Dec 2015 14:26:18 EST WildPink67 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63207034 Hi, I am losing weight because I am sick and tired of all these health issues and the drugs that go with them. I am losing weight because I want to move breath and live. anyone can contact me. for encouragement from me or help; but I will desire the same thing in return. friendly or fun messages are welcome too. WildPink67 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20:51:43 EST Hi -- getting back on my feet and ready to SPARK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63176526 Hi everyone -- returning NEWBIE here with a new username, but same cat photos on my sparkpage. :) I'm getting my sparkpage set up and a plan for success. Starting three weeks before new years has got to count for something! Sat, 12 Dec 2015 12:49:36 EST hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63166632 Hi there! I am new to the group. I am 42 and my goal is to lose 87 pounds. I am trying to not binge eat. :-( That is my downfall. I am excited to be here for support and to support others! :-) Thu, 10 Dec 2015 22:37:15 EST Hello out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63166129 I'm on a 20 or lower carb diet ... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:12:10 EST New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63159580 New to this team. I joined Spark in 2011, but (excuses excuses) lost the battle and succumbed to the infiltration of chocolate chip cookies (and many other things). I am back on board with a purpose now, I am desperate for my hubby to avoid gastric sleeve surgery so we are doing battle together on this. I am happy to have my best friend in the whole world at my side in this and I know he has my back as well. We are using AdvoCare products that are absolutely wonderful!!! I have never had a... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 22:22:13 EST I'm new to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63158197 Hi everyone, I'm Izzie and I'm new to all of this so please be patient with me. I learning to navigate myself around these forums, website, and app. <BR> <em>41</em> Wed, 9 Dec 2015 17:51:59 EST New guy, new widower - trying for a fresh start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63155669 Hi, <BR> <BR> So not much to tell here. I'm a former Pastor, current father of a 21 year old, and former husband - still grieving the recent loss of his wife to cancer. <BR> <BR> I would really like to get in extremely fit shape, good enough complete the Spartan Trifecta! <BR> <BR> I enjoy hiking, reading, and the weight room. Not a big fan of long distance running, as I have short stubby legs. Wed, 9 Dec 2015 10:14:54 EST New to this group, but not Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63154804 Hi! I have been using SparkPeople off and on for about 6 years. I don't know why I can't stick with it. I am at my heaviest weight ever, and certainly not getting any younger! I am almost 43, and need to lose about 50 pounds. I do not have anyone really supporting me, and it's so easy to just give up. I hope this time I can really make lifestyle changes to be healthier. Wed, 9 Dec 2015 08:55:11 EST Sick and discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x63144554 Good Evening, <BR> <BR> I have sgarted this journey about a week ago. Since then I have been sick with a head cold that is really getting me down. I have no energy and all my body wants to do is sleep and produce a head full of snot and a chest full of coughing. <BR> I really was motivated (which is hard for me) and now this has kicked in and I feel preventing me from doing what I set out to do. I know it is a minor set back and once I am well I should pick up where I left off. However at t... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 20:04:59 EST New Guy...just wanna be healthy again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63137740 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> New to sparkpeople...just need to get back at it. I've tried lots of stuff with moderate success. Always seem to back slide, give up and just let life get in the way. <BR> <BR> I've got about 70 lbs to lose...hopefully this place will lend me the structure and support I need to be successful for the long haul. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I seem to have trouble sticking with anything beyond 6 months. Sun, 6 Dec 2015 21:32:35 EST CoolSculpting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x63114217 So I am near my goal weight and have a lot of squishy fat that is being stubborn and is not going away. I have a couple of acquaintances that have done this and say it works. Just wondering if anyone else has tried it once they got to their goal or near their goal. <BR> <BR> I am not looking for a quick fix and I have read it is not that - it takes months for you to see the results. I just am curious regarding the results and if anyone here has tried it. <BR> <BR> I have lost over 45 lbs ... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 12:14:31 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63106613 Hello team. I'm new and ready to lose about 51 pounds. Divorced grandma looking to start a new chapter in my life and be a "fit and active" grandma to my granddaughter. Wed, 2 Dec 2015 11:41:58 EST Dashing December Challenges Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x63096935 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 create your own goal. 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 minu... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:11:15 EST Dashing December Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63096892 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... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:05:14 EST Dashing December Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63096872 HOW THE MILEAGE CHALLENGE WORKS: <BR> <BR> Copy and paste the below template into your own post and then you will EDIT it daily or weekly. ONLY ONE POST PER PERSON. To find your post each week, simply click on this thread, hit CTRL+F, a bar will come up at top of page, type in your username and hit enter, it will take you to YOUR post. At the bottom of your post, it will have an edit button, hit it and enter your info, then post: <BR> <BR> As a reminder update your post weekly. Please try... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:02:28 EST Dashing December Choose Your Own Goals Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x63096823 YOU will choose your goals! You choose 3 goals you want to achieve every day and a weekly goal. Daily goals can be things like getting your water in, meeting your nutrition goals, not drinking soda, etc. You decide and if you hit your goal on a particular day, get one point for each of the 3 goals. You can also set a weekly goal like losing a pound this week, not giving in to a bad habit, etc. <BR> ****COPY AND PASTE the post below and EDIT your original post daily/weekly*** <BR> <BR> Dail... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 08:56:28 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63093895 I am new to this group. I have been on SP off and on several times but I really have a deep desire to make it this time. I have been on the weight loss yo-yo for a long time. The sad thing is that I have all the knowledge to live a healthy life and did it successfully for years. I got too comfortable in my knowledge and started to make exceptions here and there until I am back where I started. Over weight and unhealthy. <BR> I am hoping this group and site will be able to help me on my quest... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:19:22 EST getting back on the wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63075576 hello everyone, <BR> I've fallen off the wagon, rolled under it and came up on the other side, just in time to climb back on. <BR> its nice to see the all the familiar faces <BR> welcome to all the new faces <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:24:29 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x63050114 A few years ago I lost 80 pounds on Weight Watchers. I have slowly but surely gained most of that back. My whole life has been a yo yo with my weight. Every time something bad happens or I become depressed I turn to chocolate. My mother taught me...its ok, have some candy. I am trying to break the cycle. I turned 40 this year and it seems that the older you become the harder it is to get that yo yo to go in a downwards direction. I am going to give this my best shot. Here goes nothing. <BR> ... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:03:39 EST Seeking motivation for the long haul http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63042332 Hi! I don't think I introduced myself yet. <BR> <BR> I've been exercising for a long time, and counting calories off and on. I joined this site to keep up the motivation to track my food and set some goals. The half-hearted way I've been doing things has made my weight keep creeping up, and I need to to be creeping down. :) <BR> <BR> The monthly challenges in this team look interesting, I'll check them out in december. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 07:58:05 EST Hi! I'm new and I have 100 pounds to lose! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63028193 I've joined because I need to up my game a bit since what I have been doing hasn't amounted to losing any weight, although I haven't gained any either. I also take medication that causes weight gain, have to take it :-/ But, I think with these tools and going to the gym, I can do it! Oh, and I love cats! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63563ca3-b0a1-4ee2-b0ff-add85d24c309.jpg"> Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:16:11 EST slimmer sandra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63022226 Hi I am 49 years old and need to lose 30 kg l have started cycling and am trying to watch what I eat. I would love to communicate with other people to keep myself and hopefully help to keep them motivated <BR> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:29:40 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63014870 Good morning, folks! I am new to the team. I have been with Spark for many years... but been away for the last couple of years. Now it's time for me to get back on track. I need to lose 60 pounds. Looking forward to meeting new people on the same journey, getting &amp; giving encouragement. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:04:23 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x63001382 Hi, I am new to SparkPeople. I am 48, mother of three teens, from the Fort Lauderdale area, trying to loose 60 pounds. Main goal is to be as healthy as I can. I was using the myfitnesspal app, but I think this one fits my needs better. Look forward to support, encouragement and making new friends. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:26:47 EST Starting over again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62994101 Hi Everyone: <BR> <BR> I'm starting over again today. I joined SP years ago but I have not been on in a very, very long time. I'm starting over fresh today. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:13:46 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62898332 I have been using SP on and off for many years-it is such a great tool for tracking but perhaps I would benefit from participating in your forum. I am in fact a 40 something with 50-99 pounds to lose. I have been struggling with extra weight for 10 years now- full of excuses, some real and some just handy, and I am starting to have health issues directly related to my weight. I want to feel better. Maybe "putting it out there" will help. Thanks for reading. Tue, 3 Nov 2015 21:21:44 EST Back again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62897633 I got my SparkPeople tracker working again today and plan to add extra steps each day. It's time to get this weight off once and for all and practice stress-relieving techniques. I've had such a stressful life these last 15 years that since my last child was born, I've gained 60 pounds, which makes me quite obese on my short 5'3" frame. A lot of the weight is due to a hormone shot that I've had to have the last 10 years to control my migraines. It make will-power almost non-existent because o... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 19:38:25 EST Hi all! I'm new here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62894286 Good morning, everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm not normally a participant in online forums and goals, I usually prefer to keep things pretty private, but I thought I would join in to add a little boost to my motivation. Now that we have set the clocks back it's too dark to hit my favorite trails after work, so I'm worried about keeping up my walking habits. I figure joining a team challenge type of situation will help and also add a little bit of fun to the dreary fall days. <BR> <BR> Good luck ever... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 10:14:16 EST This time, it's going to stay off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62893905 About five years ago, I decided to "drop 40 before I hit 40". I did and it was great! <BR> <BR> Then I changed jobs and started doing a lot of travel for work. Pound by pound, I crept back up to my "big and tall" size. <BR> <BR> This time, I'm determined to lose it and stay fit. Tue, 3 Nov 2015 09:25:01 EST im in for the challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x62888642 <BR> MY MONTHLY GOAL (in minutes): 900 <BR> WEEK ONE <BR> <BR> 11/1: 17 <BR> 11/2: 30 <BR> 11/3: <BR> 11/4: <BR> 11/5: <BR> 11/6: <BR> 11/7: <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO <BR> <BR> 11/8: <BR> 11/9: <BR> 11/10: <BR> 11/11: <BR> 11/12: <BR> 11/13: <BR> 11/14: <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO TOTAL: <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~.*.~*.~.*.~ <BR> <BR> WEEK THREE <BR> <BR> 11/15: <BR> 11/16: <BR> 11/17: <B... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 16:56:47 EST No Excuse November Challenges Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x62879271 Please post all chat to do with any or all of the No Excuse November 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 create your own goal. 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 f... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 16:50:53 EST No Excuse November Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x62879252 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... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 16:47:57 EST No Excuse November Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x62879215 Welcome to the No Excuse November Fitness Mileage Challenge. <BR> <BR> We are going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. <BR> <BR> There will be a separate thread for the choose your own goals challenge, a separate thread for the fitness &amp; mileage challenges, and a separate thread for chat about all of the challenges. <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <B... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 16:41:24 EST No Excuse November Choose Your Own Goals Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x62879092 YOU will choose your goals! You choose 3 goals you want to achieve every day and a weekly goal. Daily goals can be things like getting your water in, meeting your nutrition goals, not drinking soda, etc. You decide and if you hit your goal on a particular day, get one point for each of the 3 goals. You can also set a weekly goal like losing a pound this week, not giving in to a bad habit, etc. <BR> ****COPY AND PASTE the post below and EDIT your original post daily/weekly*** <BR> <BR> Dail... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 16:22:28 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62876491 Just wanted to say hi - I've been on SP before but need to give it another go since I have regained weight and my blood pressure is rising. Sun, 1 Nov 2015 09:54:39 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62864322 I'm Alicia. I'm over 40 and need to lose 70 lbs, so I might be in the right place!!! :) <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great weekend!! :) Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:35:52 EST Hola! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62862969 I'm new to the team but not very new to SparkPeople! I turned 40 this past summer and had my physical this week. Everything was fine but my doctor advised I need to lead a healthier lifestyle since hypertension and diabetes run in my family. I've gotten into the swing of things fairly quickly but I need to make better eating choices. I'm hoping you all can help! <BR> <BR> Ileana Fri, 30 Oct 2015 11:58:02 EST newbee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62859260 Hi. I joined yesterday while I'm currently in the hospital. Asthma and obesity don't mix. I am looking for 10 lb marks at a time. Need to lose 70 lbs. As long as I track food,exercise etc and follow my daily calories will I lose the weight. All new 2 me. Suggestions? I don't want to do something wrong and it let's me go over my daily calorie intake. Thanks Thu, 29 Oct 2015 21:42:50 EST I'm gonna make it work this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62857184 Hi everyone! I just joined the group and wanted to make some connections with other people on the path to health, fitness and weight loss. I joined spark people years ago, but never truly committed to logging my food and activity or to actively participating in any groups. Perhaps this is why I not only didn't have any success, but also managed to pile on an additional 20 pounds over the last year or so. In the past five years I've been through a nasty divorce, become a single mother to my te... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:14:36 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62849454 Hi everyone, I'm Tonya. My babies are all grown up, and it's time for me to focus on me. I'm working full-time, getting my BS in Sociology, and trying to lose weight and get healthier. I've been on and off of Spark for a while, but I am here to stay this time. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:07:23 EST Re-starting my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62848925 Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm JC, a 41-year-old man who lives in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. I am married and have two children. Last June, I weighed 310 lbs...and I kept lying to myself, that I was healthy. I did however suffer from Sciatic nerve pain, lower back pain, high cholesterol, high fat content, weak painful ankles, stress, anxiety, and pre-diabetic. I had a conversation with my doctor, who kept saying, "just diet and exercise" like if it was that easy. I needed a lot ... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:29:29 EST Hello from Lina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62842954 hello every one, my name is Lina and my gastric sleeve surgery is schedule next month on the 11th. <BR> I went to all mandatory classes, bought all; vitamins, lost 13 lbs so far ( from 257-244) and i still have one more class to go to. Very excited and looking forward to be skinng , healthy and sexy :-) Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:46:01 EST Need help getting started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62842528 Hello out there! My name is Steve and I am a teacher/Realtor in Phoenix. I have 5 kids (only 3 left at home) and have been married to my sweetheart for 23 awesome years. About a year and a half ago, I was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic and told that I needed to start getting healthier or I would start seeing major side effects. That's when I first joined Spark. However, life got in the way, and I'm just now coming back to try and figure this out. I know that I need to make changes, but strugg... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 17:45:57 EST Newbie, need support / accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62841237 Hey, new here, need some friends. 45 yo Christian mom, lots of health issues, makes it hard to exercise. When I can I enjoy walking and Yoga. Want/ need to lose about 70 pounds. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:53:12 EST I am new to spark people and the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62821947 Hello, I am 42 years old female and I want to lose some weight. Ok I want to lose a lot of weight. My goals are to lose at least 15-20 pounds by my next birthday, February 28. Sun, 25 Oct 2015 05:58:33 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62819215 hi everyone i am new here and i need a boost i want to lose and need some support in doing so i used to go to s/world but did not get much support so i gave up please welcome me into this group i need some friendly advice x Sat, 24 Oct 2015 18:17:49 EST Hello I am new to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62799227 Hello, I am 42 years old but with my aches and pains and with my health conditions I feel a heck of a lot older. For starters, I have sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, anxiety, depression, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, migraines, and bone on bone arthritis in both of my knees. I take 800 mg of Ibuprofen twice daily to supposedly control my arthritis symptoms, but right now my right leg is inflamed. All of my other conditions are treated and maintained by medications. My Cpap machine I l... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 01:53:38 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62793574 Hi Everyone, I am getting back onboard to stop this plateau of 2 months. Want to feel healthier than I feel now! I hope everyone is having a great day! <em>67</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:07:19 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62784723 Starting day 2 on Sparkpeople. I've started to make changes in my activity and my eating. I really need to focus on how much I eat. <BR> <BR> A couple of years ago, I did a whole 30, which really helped to get me off the wheat (usually). I lost 26 pounds that month and I've managed to keep that off, but it only took me so far. <BR> <BR> I recently went vegetarian for personal reasons and it's hard to be low carb (which does work better for me) and be vegetarian. <BR> <BR> I had be... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 09:01:06 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62778591 Hi I'm Jackie and I'm new to SparkPeople. I've been logging my food for about a month to get a handle on what exactly I eat daily. <BR> <BR> I have about 70 pounds to lose as I am now approaching the 250 mark on the scale. I recently injured my knee just picking up my friends grand-kids and had to go through physical therapy. I guess that was the last straw for me. <BR> <BR> I've wanted to run a 5K for several years, but need some motivation to be able to do it. I really feel it's importan... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:27:43 EST New to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62769871 Hello all! My name is Sheryl, new to the group (and new to the "40's"). Looking forward to being part of the team :-) Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:30:12 EST So much has changed!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62744388 I was on here 4 years ago and lost and maintained my weight until I lost my leg. I came back because the food and support were amazing.!!!! but I re-joined tonight and realize that a few things have hanged. Is the menu and work out plans no longer available? I am the type person that NEEDS directions, lol. I like having my meals planned out for me. Is that option gone ? Thu, 15 Oct 2015 00:29:34 EST Trying again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x62723235 It amazes me how quickly I can lose my motivation. I was doing great for 3 weeks and lost 16 lbs. I walked 1 mile 5x a week, kept my calories down and was feeling better. Unfortunatly during one of my walks, i over did it. I have pins in my ankle from an accident 17 years ago, and it has caused severe pain in my knee when i started walking. Of course, when the pain started, i had to stop walking. Then i started eating more. It only took one week for me to be back in my old habits, of n... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:49:30 EST Let's try this again and again and again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62714937 Hi everyone, I have written this so many times so maybe this will be the last time. I'm here again... At least I am consistent in going away and coming back and so on and so on. I would love to say while I have been gone that I have lost a bunch of weight but that's just not true. So I decided to give this a try again. :) Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:58:30 EST Giving this a try !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62714833 I'm overweight due to back issues I can not work out and I've gained so much weight and need help. Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:41:32 EST new to spark people.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62710958 New to spark people, not sure what to put here. I am obese and I have been since I was in my teens, 42 now. I have just gotten to the point where I am just sick and tired of being this heavy. I want to be at a healthy weight and I know that is going to take years, I weigh a little over 350 pounds with many medical conditions including bone on bone arthritis in both knees. My main problem is motivation, I have a hard time staying motivated. Not too familiar with spark people, I guess I will le... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 18:46:45 EST Starting Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62695927 Hi, I'm a mid-40's married woman in Los Angeles, also living part-time in NYC. A lawyer and entrepreneur, mine is a typical Type A story of work overtaking much else. I'm on a quest to gain some of that back--time for friends, time for forgotten interests, and time for my health and fitness. After decades of accountability to clients, colleagues and employees, it's time for some accountability to myself and those I care about. Taking charge of my physical well being seems the right place to s... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 19:10:47 EST Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x62693728 On this journey to healthy eating, I'm pretty plain...salads, stir fry. But it all leaves me unsatisfied. I eat it because it's what I need but I'm really not happy with it. I live in the south and we love our food and while I'm not a heavy lard fried chicken and collard green girl I wish I could make my healthy food yummy, warm and inviting. I want to look forward to meal time again instead of just another grilled chicken salad or tuna lettuce wrap. Any suggestions? Oh yeah....I have 3 child... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:36:17 EST Getting healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62693589 Hi! I'm Stephanie. I'm 43 and desire to lose at least 58 pounds. I have had a strong week, cutting out all sodas and drinking a gallon of water each day. I have also cranked up my exercise. I'm having a great week but I know there will be slow weeks and I will need motivation to not wander back into old habits. Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:12:04 EST Hello and about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62668575 Hi everyone my name is Stephanie and I am, 40 years old. I am extremely overweight with doctor diagnosed heart failure and late stage pre-dialysis kidney disease. I have to lose weight to try to prolong the amount of time before I may have to go on dialysis as well as strengthen the heart muscle and just improve my health in general. I welcome any and all emails and chats with questions, advice, knowledge and support and I will do my best to provide anyone whom asks for those things in kind.... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:16:56 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62655876 I am a 46 year old mom of 1 tween girl and 1 teen boy. I have been a member of SP for several years, but have never been consistent about logging my food and exercise. I have been about the same weight of 220 lbs for the past 10-12 years. I lose a little, but never more than 10 lbs, and gain it back within a few weeks. <BR> <BR> I have pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, and high LDL cholesterol, among other health problems. I am feeling very motivated to get those numbers down to a "norma... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 23:23:08 EST Rocktober Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x62650278 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... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 09:05:11 EST Rocktober Fitness Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x62650216 Welcome to the Rocktober Fitness Mileage Challenge. <BR> <BR> We are going to have each member just post ONE post here, and then edit it daily or weekly to update it. <BR> <BR> There will be a separate thread for the choose your own goals challenge, a separate thread for the fitness & mileage challenges, and a separate thread for chat about all of the challenges. <BR> <BR> You are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three of the challenges. All are welcome! <BR> <BR> *.~.*.~.*.~*.~... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 08:59:33 EST hello I am new to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62648989 I am about 350 pounds and I have been severely obese for almost all my life except my childhood years. My weight has caused many medical problems for me. Hypertension/high blood pressure, high triglycerides, hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, acid reflux, depression and anxiety along with low self esteem. I also have bone on bone arthritis in both knees which makes it hard to exercise. <BR> <BR> I want and need to lose weight not only for medical purposes but for my sanity as well and for me. <B... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 02:36:56 EST Rocktober Choose Your Own Goals Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x62641414 YOU will choose your goals! You choose 3 goals you want to achieve every day and a weekly goal. Daily goals can be things like getting your water in, meeting your nutrition goals, not drinking soda, etc. You decide and if you hit your goal on a particular day, get one point for each of the 3 goals. You can also set a weekly goal like losing a pound this week, not giving in to a bad habit, etc. <BR> ****COPY AND PASTE the post below and EDIT your original post daily/weekly*** <BR> <BR> Daily ... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 06:45:24 EST Sherri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62640199 I have hopped on board. My suggested goal is to loose 50 pounds by March of 2016. Thu, 1 Oct 2015 23:34:47 EST Another Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62584715 My name is Christie, I have lost over 20 lbs this year and have hit a plateau. Although I eat fairly healthy I have come to the conclusion that I am eating the wrong way or overeating so, I am here to get on track and be more accountable for what goes in my mouth. I first goal is to lose one dress size, about 20 lbs. <BR> <BR> All the best to everyone! Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:38:50 EST We can do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62582912 I do so much better with support from this community. Every time I stop useing this I gain all the weight back. So I'm going to turn into a lifer. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 03:41:28 EST Rebooted Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62570356 I have tried to start this program several times but now with my new work doing what I love as an EMT I have to get in shape and live healthier. Not only for myself and work, but also for my children;one of whom has autism. Thanks for reading this! Wed, 23 Sep 2015 13:23:49 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62565597 Just getting started a little overwhelmed. Trying to take 1 step at a time. One of my old supervisors told me, "you have to eat an elephant 1 bite at a time." <BR> How do I add one of those little achievement strips at the bottom of everyone's posts? <BR> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 22:47:54 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62565519 Hello all. My name is Ceecee. I'm a newbie and happy to have found Spark. I began my weight loss journey 5 years ago. I still have quite a ways to go but I'm very enthusiastic about the finish line being so much closer. I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 22:36:25 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62552944 I am on day 3 of this plan and really hope it works. I have tried so many different programs and I really need to lose lots of weight. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:28:34 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x62541425 Hello everyone! <BR> In case you didn't see my Intro, I'm new to the site. I'll be starting my plan on Oct. 1, 2015 and my primary goal is 80 pounds. <BR> <BR> I am starting at a physical deficit due to back issues, fibromyalgia and just being weak from being sedetary for so long and having so much excess weight. I imagined that I would jump right back to what I was doing BEFORE I gained the weight - boy, was THAT a rude awakening. Anyways, on the bright side I did manage to find a ... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 00:36:04 EST Feeling great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11528x62530716 "The starting point of all achievement is desire." - Napoleon Hill <BR> Love that one posted below. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:48:46 EST starting over for the thousandth time!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62515361 Hi Everyone! I need some inspiration. I cannot seem to get my head back into the game! I am a 40 yr old mom of 3 girls. Several years ago, I weighed in at 220lbs and decided that enough was enough. I started working out doing a variety of home workout dvds, I started jogging and eating more healthy. I lost 60lbs and was down to 160 lbs. I maintained this weight for the last 3 years...until I quit smoking!!! I have since gained 25 lbs back and I am so angry and disappointed with myself!! I am ... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:24:39 EST Wow... what am I doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62514712 Apparently SP had me join this team when I joined a couple months ago. I spent the first two months sulking that what I usually eat is WAY more than an actual portion size. I spent the last month crying because it seemed nothing I did was moving the scale. <BR> <BR> This week the weather got cooler and I put on some jeans. They were lose! Not baggy and certainly not time for a smaller pair but I could wear them comfortably. So even though the scale wasn't moving something has been working. ... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:45:38 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62498105 Hello Everyone! I am new to SparkPeople, this is day 3 and so far I'm loving the motivation. I requested to join this group because I have 90 pounds to lose and want to do it before I turn 50 in the next year and a half. Thanks, Kim Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:26:00 EST I'm here to make myself proud! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62487012 Good morning from chilly PA. WOW this feels like fall. So Beautiful! I am new to the team and look forward to learning from you all. I just hit my first goal of 10 lbs (11.2 to be exact hehe) yesterday and I am just thrilled!!! Hope you guys have a great day! <em>248</em> Sun, 13 Sep 2015 06:13:07 EST Hello Everyone !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62466475 I can do this !! First step is to drop 20 LBS, Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:16:43 EST We can do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62462890 Hello , I'm here to wish you luck on your journey and to say I'm a work in progress. I am going to be a first time grandma in October. I want to be around as long as I can. That's why I'm here. Wed, 9 Sep 2015 22:42:20 EST Very New..joined today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62453616 <em>249</em> <BR> Hello all: I am looking for a better support system and to find others in the same boat as me... over 40 and struggling with maintaining a healthy "lifestyle" with food. <BR> <BR> Not really sure about all the info on here... but wanted to introduce and try to make some friends. <BR> <BR> I joined the gym about 2 months ago but have only gone like 4 times... I find with a full time job, going to school full time and raising a son.... my time is gone.. <BR> Tue, 8 Sep 2015 20:53:55 EST Hello and Help :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62447763 Hello. Am I doing this right? I'm 40 and need to lose at least 80-90 pounds. I haven't had pop, chips, juice, or candy since August 1st. I have cut down my portions. I'm up to walking on my treadmill up to 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week, with ankle and arm weights. I've been drinking water. On my treadmill, I do 5 minutes at 1.8 mph then 5 minutes at 2.0-2.2 mph. I do that for 30 minutes. I've lost 10 pounds so far but it seems like I'm at a standstill. What can I do? What can I change? I do... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 03:39:46 EST new again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62442071 Tried this before, now I am serious about it. I started low-carb in mid may and have lost 50 pounds so far - about a third of what I would like to drop. I will set a final goal as I get closer so I know at what weight I am feeling great. <BR> <BR> While I am motivated, I have my youngest graduating this year and want to look good in her photos, I still need something external sometimes. So I am hoping that the communities will help me out on those days when I'm doing overtime and just don't ... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 11:16:45 EST Another Paully Waully :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11528x62416618 Hi Everyone - I'm Paula - my sister's called me Paully Waully since I can remember - lol I'm also a repeat offender (aren't we all!!) and am back on the wagon after taking the summer off. My husband is having a kidney transplant on October 29, and I'm donating one on October 30, so am looking to get as healthy as I can in the little time I have left. Should have started sooner, but the emotional roller coaster ride of this kidney thing just made me want to eat - and drink (beer's my vice).... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 22:34:26 EST