SparkPeople 50+ members with less than 10 pounds to lose Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11530 This team is for those of us 50 and older, hoping to lose a few last pounds. Remember, we are not getting older, we are getting better. SparkPeople 50+ members with less than 10 pounds to lose Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11530 July 2014 Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x58410941 Bingo24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 16,128/16,128/300,000 (7/1) <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Wed, 2 Jul 2014 20:16:30 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x58350631 Hi, I am starting my T25 focus today, yoohoo! Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:11:54 EST A newbie saying hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x58139108 Good morning, I am new to SP and would like to introduce myself. I joined SP late last month and still finding my way around so if anyone has some suggestions I would be glad to hear them.. Sat, 7 Jun 2014 10:07:18 EST June 2014 Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x58082047 Bingo24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 10,848/10,848/300,000 (5/1) <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Mon, 2 Jun 2014 09:53:53 EST DIZZ55 New To All This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x57910329 Hi, Hi, I'm Dizz. I drive an 18 wheeler so its to stay on track. I'm Not New To Louisville, persay, Have Moved back was gone for about 20 yrs. Being pretty much sedimentary in my job need to keep from gaining any more pounds and could stand to lose aprox 10 pounds. need to tone up not interested in beefing up to old to be a body builder now. again Hi, Hi. Sun, 18 May 2014 01:08:10 EST HELLO, I JUST JOINED AND LOOK FORWARD TO THIS PRO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x57856713 I'VE BEEN OVER WEIGHT AND DIETING ALL MY LIFE. THIS TIME IS NOT A DIET, IT'S A LIFE STYLE CHANGE. AT MY AGE I JUST WANT TO BE HEALTHY! I'VE LOST OVER 40LBS. IN THE PAST 7 MONTHS, BUT NEED SOME EXTRA SUPPORT. I HAVE FIBRO. AND A BAD BACK BUT CANT LET IT STOP ME FROM GETTING AS HEALTHY AS I CAN. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE HELP AND SUPPORT OF THIS GROUP. HELLO TO EVERYONE :). APRILSUNSHINE22. Tue, 13 May 2014 08:58:52 EST Thea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x57755456 I'm back! Sun, 4 May 2014 17:10:59 EST May 2014 Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x57747084 Bingo24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 27,503/27,503/300,000 (5/2) <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 11,148/316,238/ goal of 310,000 met 4/30 <BR> Sat, 3 May 2014 22:58:04 EST no more excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x57719724 Hey everybody, Luckily, weight only became an issue for me about eight years ago. The Dr. told me lose 13 lbs and I put on 20 more! About six years ago I started to be accountable to myself.( 2 siblings became diabetic & I was on my way) I managed to loose 15 of it and then hit a plateau. Last month I found the paleo plan and have lost 11 lbs in the last 7 weeks. I still have 7 lbs to go to reach the Dr.'s goal. I am having trouble getting my vegi's and I'm not much of an exercise person.... Thu, 1 May 2014 17:01:53 EST Bragaboutme Walk 5 Miles 3 Times Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x57552039 I have been doing this for a year, but once I hit 5 miles, 2 hours after exercise extremely fatigued,eat, shot for the day. I have discussed w/ MD. HEALTH NOT AN ISSUE, they says it's just age. Can this be Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:32:12 EST New to the program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x57410785 Hi, I'm Pat. I'm 67 this week. I swim laps, do water aerobics, Pilates and yoga,, one of these every day. My goal is to stay healthy, fit and mobile till the day I pass on. So far, so good. I think belonging to a group of like-minded women will enhance my attitude and commitment. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 17:11:27 EST mikibrowneyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x57397198 At 4' 11" and over 50 years old I need to lose 10 lbs. and maintain to get to my ideal weight, which I was at 10 years ago so I know I can do it. Metabolism has slowed in the last few years and I drink too much wine and last check my cholesterol was at 200. I have to get healthy and I think having a forum to answer to will help with motivation. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 14:41:44 EST April Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x57343679 Bingo24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/300,000 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:05:29 EST Hi, I'm Beth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x57341038 I'm almost 54. My goal is to weigh 140 by my birthday in May. Sounds so easy-.. It is so hard to lose a pound these days! Looking forward to warm weather and getting outside! It was a long winter... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:10:01 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x57291378 Greetings everyone! My name is Raven Nevermore, I am originally from Kentucky but have been living in South Africa for the past 15 years. I am currently in the process of moving back to the states. I am on Spark People to get myself fit and healthy. I am 52 and want to be there for my grandchildren back in Ky. Keep well and Happy everyone! <BR> I know I have a bit more than 10 pounds to lose, but spark people added me to this group, lols. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:12:59 EST Can't Do This Alone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x57280187 I am a 53 year young female who has been struggling with her metabolism for many many years. I am 5'2" tall and weight approx. 132 pounds. I have been struggling for years to lose 5-10 pounds. I may lose 1 pound here and there but always seem to gain it right back. I joined sparkle several years ago but stopped because of no progress. I started tracking again a few months ago and still have not seen any results. I follow the nutrition plan and still do not lose weight. I seem to be con... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:24:02 EST nearing 65 and still running! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x57244830 I have been running over 30 years, never was fast, 9-10 minute miles and not races. I started doing longer distances in 2008 and have now run 20 half marathons and one marathon. I am just so darn slow, that now I am beginning to get discouraged. I know that I shouldn't let it bother me, but it does. I belong to a forum for women over 40, but everyone is getting PR's and running fast and here I am lucky to be doing 12 minute miles these days. I seem to have really slowed over the winter m... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:08:20 EST New Beginning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x57079732 Hi, I'm Debbie. Have been a member of SparkPeople for quite a few years, but lately have not been very active on the site. Decided to get back on track, considering I'll be turning 59 in a few days (where have the years gone!?) and want to be fit and healthy! I need to lose some weight and am hoping I can find some encouragement with this team and on the Sparkpeople site. I'm also looking forward to encouraging others on this journey to good health! <em>224</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:54:56 EST However did you get here ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x56969844 I am trying to imagine and see the picture of me at my goal weight and even with 50 pounds left to lose after having lost 90 prior to joining SP. When I joined SP I weighed about 227 and today weighed 231.8, I have to weigh everyday due to a heart condition. My weight has gone up since I joined SP but I think it is searching for a plateau, before I can start losing again. <BR> I have been on a medical diarrhetic and the DR keeps lowering the dose, which is a good thing, but messes with my con... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 02:55:25 EST March Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x56960425 Bingo24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/300,000 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:24:47 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56955032 I'm new on Sparkpeople. I've been using WW. I bought a Fitbit today and have heard that I can sync with Sparkpeople. Does anyone know if that is true and if so, how? Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:34:17 EST new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56920701 What a great team! I definitely fit both categories and am excited to start something new! <BR> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:44:09 EST harder to get support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56911834 When it's less than ten pounds, everyone looks at me and says I look good, better, that it's just a few pounds. I want to stop it at a few pounds, before it gets to be a lot. But then I think, "it's just a few pounds" and eat too much. <BR> Hoping to stick to it better. I'm doing good today, and that's what matters. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:04:31 EST Harlita http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56860386 Hi everyone! this is it for me! i'm sick of being over weight! I quit smoking 5 years ago, while I was also going through menopause....the reward I got for that was an extra 30 lbs!! I want to feel like myself again. Any suggestions? Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:03:14 EST Hello from Scranton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56816440 I'm a 55 year old woman looking to get back into shape. I do some walking and working out to youtube videos. I eat relatively healthy but would just like to get into a size 8 jeans again. I am 5 ft 8 and 147 lbs. with no health restrictions. Would love to learn more about my fitness options. I want to burn more calories but hate the thoughts of running. Not sure all that bouncing is good for me. Looking forward to meeting new people. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 02:14:09 EST Hello from Indiana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56782516 New to this group. I'm glad I found it!! So many others have so much more to lose, that they don't take people like myself seriously. They always say, well geez I wish I had your problem! But really, if I don't take care of this added weight NOW, I WILL have their problem! So yes, for ME this is serious! Sat, 15 Feb 2014 09:12:28 EST Donut http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x56762986 As you wander through life not knowing what might be your goal keep your eye upon the donut not upon the hole. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:08:10 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56722934 Hi, <BR> I joined Sparkpeople back in November and just now getting active. <BR> After years of yo yo dieting, I decided to change the way I did things back in October 2011 and focus on eating healthy, tracking my food, staying at my calorie goal (which I didn't set too high). One thing I did that was very helpful was to see a hypnotist. She helped me to eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm full, and to keep to my calorie goal. She reminded me that hypnosis won't let us do anything we don... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:05:04 EST How I maintain my weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56678472 I am Rufus Ellis and I live in Vaughan, Mississippi. I am 57 and am an army veteran. I have always been active in sports when I was younger. I have never had trouble with weight gain. But my doctor says I need to lose about 2-5 pounds. I need to maintain my weight by continuing my two miles walk and continue my intake of calories due to my diabetes. I am fortunate because I have never had a weight problem. But I am by no means laxed on the subject. Best regards, Rufus Ellis Thu, 6 Feb 2014 23:46:10 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56628525 Hi, <BR> I'm a new member to Spark People and could use some help getting to know the site....also looking for some encouragement to meet my goals! Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:16:13 EST February Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x56614528 Bingo24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 12,723/12,723/290,000 (2/1) <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 <BR> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 11:02:24 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56607946 Hello guys! Rookie new sparkle person now Sat, 1 Feb 2014 20:56:39 EST Cheon a cold and snowy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=116x11530x56547552 Good morning! Not only is it cold, but there's snow flying! I have to go to work soon and I'll have to keep an eye on the weather. If it gets too bad, I'll have to come on home, as I won't be able to get up the hill to get here! I weighed in yesterday and had lost 1/2 lb. that's what I told myself I'd try for, but it is a little disappointing after losing 5.5 lbs. since the 13th of January. but we all know that the loss does slow down. I am shaving another 100 calories off my calorie allowanc... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:20:16 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56527675 Hi, I'm Sue from Wisconsin. I'm married with 4 grown children and 1 granddaughter. I love animals and have 4 cats and 1 dog. I'm hoping this team will help me lose my last few pounds and keep it off this time. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:27:16 EST Happy Sunday morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=116x11530x56520217 Happy Sunday morning! Normally I would just be coming back from 8 am Mass and having a cup of coffee before returning for the 10:30 am Mass, as I play the piano and organ at Church. But I have a break today as the guitar group is playing. It has been bitterly cold here. Yesterday morning it was 22 degrees. Too cold for me outside, at least to stay long. I improvised a little by parking at the outside of the Walmart parking lot, walking to the store, whizzing around the perimeter of the store ... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:20:27 EST Going on a cruise in a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x56512590 Hi everyone....I don't want to sound like I'm complaining about going on this cruise but I've been before and the food....oh my. I'm tense and nervous about the work I've put in so far (it's only been since around the 15th of this month) but stayed focus and it's working.....slowly working.....but I realize that in 5 days a lot can happen and I'm afraid I'll be a ground zero again when I return. I don't want to ruin this trip (who wouldn't want to be in the Bahamas?) but I have to say there... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 17:22:14 EST I am discouraged! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56506123 Hi! I'm Sue. I work out everyday with strength training one day and cardio the next. I have been careful with portion control, and yet the scale doesn't budge. What am I doing wrong? Sat, 25 Jan 2014 07:29:59 EST Looking for a motivational buddy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56500437 <em>381</em> I am looking for someone close to me to share challenges and successes with. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:19:12 EST You may kick me off this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56498774 I actually have 17 pounds to lose to be back at my healthy BMI. But I am glad to be picked up by the team. I have started my food log, and it is a notebook which is on my dining table. I like that form best as it is a reminder. I also ordered some new handweights and a DVD called "Firming After 50." The last two days I got in a little exercise...not much, but better than I was doing (which was noone!) It is bitter cold here and if I walk at all, it's got to be at Walmart!!!!! Better luck to e... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:33:28 EST Commit to get fit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56428314 Hi! I just joined SparkPeople and I've really enjoyed exploring the community. I look forward to interacting with others who are committed to getting healthy and fit! <BR> -Heidi Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:07:57 EST have to get that 10 lbs. off by 2/21/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56401212 Good Morning - I need alot of help - I start off great from 4:00 a.m. to about 8:30 a.m. then I start to slip. Today is going to work for me because I leave for Florida 2/19/14 and I need that 10 lbs. off - I don't mind following a structured meal plan for a week to see how that works. <BR> Thank you so much for any help Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:01:15 EST Hello from Southern California! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56331148 Hi! my name is Nancy. I live in Sunny California. I am a guitar teacher and also perform professionally. I have normally been a very active person, but my schedule has been so crazy the past couple of years that I have put on some unwanted pounds that have been difficult to shed. My goal on being here today, is to be accountable to others, to keep to my goals, and to shed these last few pounds. Sometimes people don't take me seriously when I tell them I need to lose weight, but each o... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:35:28 EST New to sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56280339 Hi, Everyone. <BR> <BR> I read about this group in one of my women's magazines and it seemed like a very supportive place to be. I am 65 years of age. I have type 2 diabetes, but I am very well in control. My highest weight was 197 pounds many years ago; I am now at 137 pounds. My goal is between 125 and 130. I have an A1C of 6.8 as of yesterday. My doctor is very happy with my progress and this time I really want to hit my goal and stay there. I have lost the same pounds many times i... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 20:40:35 EST January Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x56180018 Bingo24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 10,450/10,450/330,000 (1/1) <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:48:14 EST HI everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x56138183 I'm from PA and just want to lose 10 lbs and also make a few friends in the process. I'm friendly and am hoping that this works for me as my current weight isn't acceptable. I welcome any advice. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:59:46 EST December Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x55837319 Bingo24: <BR> <BR> Claireese: <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 11,920/11,920/300,000 (12/1) <BR> <BR> VeenaS: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 10:31:52 EST new to sparkpeo ple-Barb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x55804527 Hi, I'm new here. I'm 52 and live in Northwest Montana. I'm in reasonably good shape-- could stand to lose 8-15 pounds, but that's not my main focus. I'm finding that it's hard to stay fit over 50. Takes constant time and attention, and I am not naturally athletic. I've been on Fitocracy for almost two years, but finally got tired of their condescending attitude toward the kinds of exercise that I can do, so started looking around for something different. I've been here for a couple of weeks ... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:57:20 EST BAKERHELEN1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x55803737 HELLO EVERY BODY Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:15:36 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x55794455 I think I'm going to like this site. I have lacked motivation but after today (Thanksgiving) really want to get those 10 pounds off. I am an emotional eater and am a sugar/ refined carb addict. So, I'm going to TRY again one day at a time to keep away from the sugar and bad carbs. Also, will up the exercise. Gee, I miss my sugar already but did loose weight once by drinking coffee with sugar substitute and cocoa--mocha that left me feeling good! Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:44:59 EST Anyone here from Orange County?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x55741567 I've recently joined Spark and was absolutely tickled to find a forum with essentially the same goals (although in my case it would quite truthfully be 60+). I'll also admit that I've been trying to lose those last ten pounds for 25 years! It would be great to link up with someone in this forum for occasional get-togethers to exercise, walk or just talk over progress. I wonder if there might be "Meet-Up" group potential for this purpose. Is anyone else interested? Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:38:36 EST November Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x55486559 Bingo24: <BR> <BR> Claireese: <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 9,544/9,544/300,000 (11/1) <BR> <BR> VeenaS: Sat, 2 Nov 2013 10:59:23 EST New to the 50's group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x55451279 Hi Everyone, I have been a member of Spark since 2008, but have been inactive for over 2 yrs. During that time I joined the "over 50" set! So, here I am, 51 yrs. old and in need of losing a few nagging pounds. I've been unmotivated for quite a while, so I decided to start by tracking my food intake. It's 1:30pm and I've already exhausted my daily fat, I'm close to going over my carbs, and I only have 780 calories left for the day! So...I guess that leaves out the candy tray that's sitting on ... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:39:17 EST 50 lbs weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x55443073 glad tat i stuck with it Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:06:53 EST The Way We Were http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x55426917 Anyone else experience cognitive dissonance around their goal weight? The old 'normal' for women and men was so much lighter than now. <BR> <BR> Lately we started watching old George Burns/Gracie Allen shows. When Gracie did those shows she was in her mid-50's, but her figure is terrific. Love those clothes!! <BR> <BR> Not to be overly nostalgic, but there are hints in those old shows about why people were thinner: they ate less and moved more, not to mention knowing the dangers of... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:41:11 EST New and from The netherlands. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x55350766 Hello everyone. I am 50 and live in the Netherlands. <BR> Just trying to lose a few kilos and eat better. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:06:35 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x55340085 I realize I would like more support than just my husband and our two dogs, although they have been very supportive so far. I call my half Jack Russell - half Dachshund, Mac, my personal trainer because, day in and day out, no matter the weather, Mac reminds me it is time to walk and he walks at a very brisk pace. I lost 18 pounds back in late 2011 - early 2012 (to 138 pounds) just by walking more and cutting out junk food. But the weight is creeping back up - 4.5 pounds so far that won't b... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:21:47 EST Hello, Newbie Here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x55226228 Found SparkPeople today, happy to be here. I am starting the Body Beast weight training program, looking to get stronger...... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:10:29 EST October Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x55105156 Bingo24: <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 10,000/10,000/300,000 (10/1) <BR> <BR> VeenaS: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 20:15:57 EST Help! I'm not doing what I know I should! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x54934640 I reached my lowest weight and stayed there for about a month. I was happy there even though I would like to lose more weight. Since then I have been eating too much, stress eating and not getting enough exercise. <BR> <BR> I walk daily for about 30 minutes minimum. I know I have to plan meals better and keep my hands busy so that I don't grab snack stuff. With a houseful of teens, it's hard to keep all the sweets out of the house. I am back (today) to recording all food and planning meals.... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:04:09 EST Newbie and Happy to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54857821 I haven't been on this site for about 5 years and very impressed with how it has changed. I have since gained 10 lbs that I just can't get rid of. I also use a fitbit to track my walking but this site is so much better. <BR> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:23:37 EST Newbie and Happy to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54857781 I haven't been on this site for about 5 years and very impressed with how it has changed. I have since gained 10 lbs that I just can't get rid of. I also use a fitbit to track my walking but this site is so much better. <BR> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:19:57 EST September Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x54743374 bingo24: 0 /0 /0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/300,000 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Sun, 1 Sep 2013 19:24:08 EST So close! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54527239 The end of next week marks the beginning of my third year on SP. I've managed to come so close to my weight goal, but these last 5 pounds are sticky critters to dislodge! Didn't help that a few more attached themselves while we were on vacation a couple weeks ago. But that's just going to be a fact of my life--minor ups and downs. No panic here, just get back to what works. <BR> <BR> I've had knee replacements, discovered 2 years ago just how much better my knees worked and that I had absolu... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:52:47 EST Just found this today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54500535 I had been on the Atkins Diet and I was able to loose some weight, but I was hungry. My husband found this and the foods look much better. I hope it will help me reach my goal of fitting into my Mother of the Groom dress comfortably by October 18.. Right now with it on I can not breath.. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 21:09:29 EST Just signed up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54448686 My name is Carol. Live in SE Alabama, near Foley. I have been on the journey for 8 years. That is when I reached my goal with Weight Watchers. Yes, it is a continuous journey. The loss of the weight was the easy part. So yes, it continues to be a life time journey. I will eventually find my way around the site, add a little more about myself and join some of the friends boards. I am glad to be aboard. Thu, 8 Aug 2013 16:40:44 EST August Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x54368462 bingo24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 11,420/11,420/320,000 (8/1) <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Aug 2013 12:24:12 EST Hello from Australia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54343869 I'm impressed with the site and will see how it pans out. I'm Patty, 61 and basically maintaining 55-57 kgs. It's a hobby as I'm always interested in eating good quality whole foods and exercise. <BR> As a supply/relief teacher I have a lot of time on my hands...maybe too much . I've become obsessed with daily weight readings (could have something to do with weight watching since my teens). I would love to get over it or at least stay under my "happy weight reading", but even a .5kg increase ... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:09:37 EST Over 60 and Still Moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54290658 Just joined this site. Trying to get more fit and ready for Bilateral Total Knee Replacement with swimming, water aerobics and personal trainer. Have experimented with a lot of sites and really wish I could track this on my Blackberry Torch. Started out with the Fatsecretapp which is a great app on my BB torch, but the site does not have the exercise and helpful support that Sparkpeople has. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:47:57 EST 2nd Try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54266766 Hello, Just turned 50 and lots of changes over the last year. I tried Spark People last year but only used the Tracker for food and exercise. In the past I have usually been able to lose weight and keep it off fairly easily. However this year my body has gone through some changes. I am finding it harder so, I am back and ready to try to use all aspects of Spark People to keep me motivated. Need to lose 10 pounds, get physically fit and eat better. Looking forward to making progress. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:29:56 EST The Slow Crawl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x54225675 I've termed my condition as "The Slow Crawl." Whenever I stop using SP my weight slowly crawls back up over time. Suddenly my pants don't fit and I'm surprised, dismayed and depressed. It doesn't seem like I'm doing ANYTHING different. In fact, sometimes I think I'm actually eating less... just the wrong things and the wrong time. There is something to be said for paying attention. Paying attention to the numbers. Paying attention to making sure you eat a healthy breakfast to get your m... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:21:09 EST Introducing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54165073 Hi, <BR> <BR> Joined Sparkpeople on the 14th or there-a-bouts. Really like SP - so much information. <BR> <BR> I joined mainly because I googled and found Urban Rebounding!! Lets SWEAT. I had just bought a rebounder and was looking for others with the same interest. Was surprised how neat Sparkpeople is. I had belonged to another Forum for years and there is no comparison! I had, however, lost some weight, just got stuck at a set-point. I would like to lose some more to reach my Goal, but ... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:46:48 EST Defeat Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54162161 In three months of positive blood work to type2 diabetes. My goal is to be positive again in three months or less. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:43:20 EST Hello from NC! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54131178 Hello there! <BR> I was so pleased to see this group, because it fits me to a "T". I've gained some weight, and have been trying for 2 years (unbelievable) to lose these 5 pounds without any success. I am hopeful to get back down to 138. Thanks! Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:22:29 EST Hi from Nova Scotia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54111783 I just joined and wow is there a lot to see here. It will take me a long time to figure this out. <BR> I am 72 and my husband passed away 2 years ago. I have about 9 or 10 lbs to lose but I have tried and cannot do it. I am only 4' 10 inches and weigh 128 and on me it is a lot. <BR> Nice to meet you all. Please bear with me while I try to figure this out. hugs from jinky Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:28:04 EST Hello from Brisbane Queensland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54081932 Hi, I have been trying to lose these 10 lbs over and over! Hoping SP will help me...show me the way.. <em>213</em> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:44:49 EST Ready to try again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x54015194 My name is Jan. I was on SparkPeople a couple of years ago for a while but didn't stay around for some reason. I've recently put on some weight and remembered the community here was very encouraging. So I'm back and plan to stick around this time. I hope I can contribute to the community as well. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 19:21:51 EST July Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x53966840 bingo24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/300,000 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 <BR> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 22:42:44 EST Hi I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x53966598 Hi, I'm new....and seeing as I'm over 50 I thought this would be a good place to begin. Currently following the weight watcher's points plus program (lifetime member) and maintaining....however I would LOVE to hear how everyone gets in their exercise. <BR> I hope to find my way back to this discussion tomorrow LOL <em>41</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 22:27:07 EST Just joined and puzzled?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x53777864 Hi - Ive just joined, and am very slowly figuring out the site and all its tools, really hoping it becomes a little clearer with time. I want to tone, trim and lose all at the same time, easy right?????!!!!! All jokes aside, I could do with some like minded people in the same boat as me . thanks Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:23:17 EST Need some encouragement (or a 2x4 in the head)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x53775828 I don't usually post but read the posts of others. I was within 5 pounds of goal with 24 pounds lost and now I am going in the wrong direction! Yikes. I do not want to climb the scale again. I have put on 5-7 pounds and each day I start off with the best of intentions and breakfast is fine. By afternoon I am off track and end up not journaling all my food out of shame. I know I am overeating and eating too many sweets for no reason. Things are going well, I don't have any extra stress. Just s... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:00:45 EST Lee from Alaska http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x53721487 Slowly the weight has accumulated - even though I'm fairly fit, I like to eat. As I age, I find impulse control is a bit, well, less controlled. I just turned 58 and my weight is hovering at 140-141- a high for me. I set a very low goal of getting to 135. It's ok if it takes 12 weeks. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:02:48 EST Lee from Alaska http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x53721481 Slowly the weight has accumulated - even though I'm fairly fit, I like to eat. As I age, I find impulse control is a bit, well, less controlled. I just turned 58 and my weight is hovering at 140-141- a high for me. I set a very low goal of getting to 135. It's ok if it takes 12 weeks. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:02:09 EST Newbie !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x53588820 <BR> <BR> I seem to love Spark's idea's and so many are facing a lot of the same weight issues <BR> as I do.. What can be better than feeling support ... <BR> Better start right now so many good things going on at Spark:) <BR> Cheer's <BR> Yvonne Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:55:28 EST introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x53586650 good morning everybody....I am 62 and today is my first day here so please forgive me if I Mess up. I am a very energetic person but here lately I have had a horrible sweet tooth. Anyone else wit that problem? If so what did you do about it? Mon, 3 Jun 2013 10:18:49 EST June Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x53577012 Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 12,126/12,126/300,000 (6/1) <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Sun, 2 Jun 2013 18:23:02 EST hi everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x53451950 my name is kim.... i am in desperate need of help.... i use to be very energetic, i know we all were.. but up until a year ago, i wasn't allowed to engage in any kind of exercise, because of the numerous problems with my feet... mainly my right foot but they come as a pair, sooo the left is a copy cat lol.... my problem is this i used to run 5 miles and walk for hrs n hrs.... i really enjoyed working out as you can read and kept the weight off.... and now... i can't run, jog or walk and longe... Thu, 23 May 2013 14:16:22 EST Newbie Inspired by Engine 2 Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x53397958 Hello! I'm a 60 yr old small frame woman in good health. I lost 60 lbs. six years ago using portion control. My lowest adult weight was 118. I felt great at that weight, but hubby and friends were always telling me I was too skinny. I'm now at 127. My jeans are snug, and I have a little fat around my middle which I hate. I would like to lose 9 lbs. I saw Rip Esselstyn on CNN this morning promoting his new Engine 2 Vegan diet book, "My Beef with Meat" and although eating this way would be a H... Sun, 19 May 2013 10:36:48 EST Hey y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x53386128 I am new to Spark People, have done Weight Watchers off and on for several years, and still end up back at "the last ten pounds" I started with. I've never been more than 10-15 pounds over ideal, as the slow weight creep of middle age appeared along with menopause. Am pretty much over that, and decided that I needed to do something different. Bought the Spark Solution book, started Monday, and have lost 2.5-3 pounds already. Is it the sodium? The wine? (or lack thereof)? I don't know, but I b... Sat, 18 May 2013 09:25:27 EST May Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x53195379 Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 10,200/10,200/320,000 (5/1) <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Thu, 2 May 2013 16:43:17 EST Introductory post from Shutter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x53188325 Hello, <BR> <BR> I go by Shutter. This is my road name with the Sons of Texas Motorcycle Club, of which I'm the Vice President of the Iron Riders chapter operating in the DFW area. I got the name Shutter because I take a lot of pictures. I currently have over 12,000 posted online. <BR> <BR> I'm a retired US Air Force Senior Master Sergeant (2008). In 2011-12 I went to Afghanistan on a one-year contract with a contractor. Outside of working 10-12 hour days, eating, and sleeping there's not m... Thu, 2 May 2013 06:11:45 EST pre-menopausal weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x53107986 Hi, I am 52 and for the last 2 years was at a feel-good weight of 115. I felt great, had energy, no tummy, even though I am hypothyroid. Suddenly, at 52 all things change. 7lbs heavier - definitely not a big number, but it feels SO SO different. Gained in 1 year. I was 115 last April. Thighs bigger, tummy... even my hair is different. In a nutshell I feel suddenly matronly and unattractive. M husband thinks I am crazy. Wants me to gain weight, not lose. I think he is crazy! I can'... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:21:42 EST fighting inches anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x52975664 Hi I am new to the 50 plus team and wow is anyone having the same issues? Cannot to seem to lose just one inch or more. I work as a cashier mostly and work full time but don't get the exercise at work much really not enough never seem to have enough time to do exercises as frequently as they all say you should. Any suggestions? Don't live in a beautiful area where walking is enjoyable right now all snow and ice. <em>303</em> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:27:27 EST Final goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x52954106 Hi I'm Anja and today is the day, I'm going to be serious about losing the extra kilo's I put on over the last 4 years. <BR> I lost 20 kg 8 years ago but when I started with the dreaded memo pause my weightslowlyincreases with 6 kilo's. <BR> I have tried to lose it but no luck so far, <BR> <BR> I exercises 4 times a week by going to Curves. I work full time as a Team Manager for Disability Support Services. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 19:08:30 EST This looks like my team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x52953926 Hi all, I'm 53 y.o., just shy of 5'3", and am trying to get back down to around 120. At my heaviest (in my late 30s), I got up to around 140. Worked my way down to between 120-125 in my early 40s through weight training and low carb diet. As I got older, the weight crept back up to as high as 136. :( And in the past 18 months or so, nothing worked anymore. I was puffy and bloated, my clothes didn't fit. I started buying a lot of shapers! <BR> <BR> Couple months ago, I heard about The Plan (... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:47:56 EST Is anyone doing the 5:2 process? How's it going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x52841598 I learned about the 5:2 process last month accidentally, decided to try it, and finally started losing weight for real. I've lost 5.5 pounds since March 4 (to contrast: I lost 8 pounds in ALL of 2012! And then put 2 of them back on in Jan. 2013 ...) The process is 2 days of semi-fasting (i.e. calorie restriction to less than 500 those days), normal eating for 5 days. There are a few books on it, apparently all the rage in the UK. <BR> <BR> I find myself bingeing on some of the "5" days, gra... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 13:16:37 EST April Pedometer Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x52792016 Claireese: 9066/9066/240,000 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Tue, 2 Apr 2013 07:11:37 EST Waging war on menopause. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x52748281 Menopause and a stressful two year stretch, seem to have given me a spare tire and sapped my energy and motivation. Things are looking better now, and I want to feed the bounce in my step that is making its way back. The number on the scale doesn't bug me, I just want to feel the way I felt when I was 10-12 lbs lighter. I'm hoping SP will help me stay focused and hit my health and fitness goals. And, an encourager at heart, I want to support others who are taking steps to make life better. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:50:45 EST Determined to be healthier and stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x52599654 Hi! I have been very active majority of my life, but in the last couple yrs have battled spinal and joint issues. Recently have been told by dr. to go on a gluten,soy, dairy and egg free diet. At least one of those ingredients appears in nearly everything I eat. I'm not over weight,54 yrs old,5'5, 126 lbs, but my joints feel less strain if I'm under 115, which is my goal. I can't do the workouts I used to do, but have been dancing and riding stationery bike 30-45 minutes every other day along... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:24:29 EST Finally, Cardio with foot in cast! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x52517879 I finally had an epiphany. I have been wondering how to do cardio, with my foot in a cast and a pin in my toe. My eyes fell on my old Schwinn Dyno stationary bike. It also is operated with one's Arms! <em>104</em> so for past few days have been doing 25-30 minutes on that. Pin comes out tomorrow, so will be able to do more after that. <em>224</em> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:49:01 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x52441877 Former Weight Watcher, also member Myfitnesspal because it links with my RHYTHM armband and Fitbit tracker. Started at 233 pounds about 5 years ago. Short of breath, so started cardio. I know weigh about 164 and feel great. I did recently have foot surgery (bunions) so am presently limited to crutches until about april 1st. BTW, I will also be 69 yo in April. <em>30</em> Fri, 8 Mar 2013 10:53:39 EST March Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x52352286 BINGO24:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/310,000 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Sat, 2 Mar 2013 10:09:14 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x52338458 Hi All! I just joined Sparkpeople! I have lost 20 pounds within the last year, however, only 8 since January 1, 2013. I have not been able to lose the last 6 in over a month now. FRUSTRATING!!!! I know I am old and my body is changing but come on now...there has to be a way to get to my goal before my 25th anniversary in May. I'm hoping you all can be my encouragement. If you can do it, I can do it (I hope). That's my philosophy for now anyway. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 10:29:36 EST Just Joined!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x52328894 I joined today because I wanted to be able to maintain my weight watcher goal. I have maintained for 5 years successfully and unsuccessfully. I have trouble Maintaining within my 2 pound limit. So what I'm wanting to do with Spark people is to lose at least 5 pounds so I can be at a more comfortable way for my monthly weigh in. Besides I will feel better! <BR> <BR> <BR> Maintaining your weight is probably the hardest thing to do. It is a life time goal. But it is worth it. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:25:50 EST Small frame, want to lose 10 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x52327936 Hi, I'm new to this site and am trying to navigate it. I'm trying to lose 10 pounds, although when setting up my profile I was advised to maintain my weight. I have a very small frame, so those 10 pounds which are sitting around my middle (which weren't there before menopause) really are extra pounds. I'm fairly active, really need to improve my diet, and am busting out of my clothes. I get flack from others who might want to lose more pounds than I (saying that I don't need to lose weigh... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:18:37 EST Fixing myself naturally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x52071523 Hello, <BR> I am quite new to blogging or sharing information about myself. I stumbled on Spark while googling for some support for the adventure I began in October. I have spent most of my life eating quite healthily, exercising and just trying to do the best with my life. However, high blood pressure, kidney disease, psoriasis, osteoperosis, insomnia became part of my life. I decided I am not going to just take medication to fix myself, now that I am retired, I am going to try to heal my... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:49:15 EST Ok until dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x51981127 My breakfast is OK. my lanch is healthy, the snack too. I have 4-5 glasses of water. However the dinner is the problem. I need to lose 5-6 pounds. <BR> Every morning I promise to myself to go to the gym. In the morning I feel energetic. However, I cannot make it in the morning. After work (sitting 7.5 hours and reading) it is so difficult. I feel so tired. It takes me around an hour to go back from work. <BR> Any suggestions? Mon, 4 Feb 2013 21:02:57 EST February Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x51927337 BINGO24:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/ 0/ 212,000 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:44:11 EST Hello, I'm new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x51678236 Just wanted to say hey to all of you. I am 50+ and ready to reach my goal. After eating myself up the scale 15 lbs when my oldest went off to college, I am ready to get to where I want to be. I have lost 20 lbs in the last few months and am now ready to commit to go the rest of the way. Currently at 142 and wanting to get to 135. <BR> I am busy with kids, homeschooling, and farm chores but am committed to doing some actvity each day for my cardio health. <BR> Glad to be here and getting sup... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:09:51 EST What is "Over 50"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x51450360 An age range or a new way to live? Over 50 to me is being able to do whatever I feel I want to do. I am looking to lose 8-10 lbs this year. Lost 12 lbs last year due to Zumba 2-3 x per week along with my regular workouts. I should also say portion control is important. I grew up with having to eat everything on my plate. Took me 30 years to get over that. Hope to meet some new friends looking to stay fit in 2013. <em>306</em> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 10:38:19 EST January Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x51421167 BINGO24:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/300,000 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Tue, 1 Jan 2013 20:28:07 EST Willetta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x51405364 I will be the oldest member of this group!! You can blame my daughter in law, Leslie, for my being here. I am 83 and I have many physical problems that keep me from being as active as I need to be in order to lose to get to my goal weight. It is 15 pounds, but you have no idea how very slow I lose weight now. <BR> <BR> But I am motivated, and this seems like a fun program. Of course, I'm having trouble with everything!!! I cannot figure out how I am to record my food!! <BR> <BR> Maybe ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:55:04 EST Hi Everyone - trying a 'pre-res olution' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x51293711 I have about 6-7 lbs to go - am 58 years old and am in good heath (thank G-d!) but I know I feel wonderful when I am about 133 - right now, I am tipping 139-140. I have been on SparkPeople a while and have found it to be really great at goal setting, and tracking food, exercize. <BR> <BR> But I still am needing to lose 6-7 more lbs. So I am hoping if I join a group and offer and receive encouragement, I can stay motivated. <BR> <BR> Hello to everyone - GOOD LUCK with your goals. I am pushi... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 06:40:24 EST Just turned fifty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x51180745 Hi, I am Tiina from Finland. I just turned fifty in Autumn. I just found out I have a health problem. I want to exercise and eat well. but lately I have been lacking in both areas... <em>32</em> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 07:11:51 EST Hitting a plateau. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x51149144 I have hit a plateau. I do cardio 7 days a week. I do 1/2 on the treadmill at 4.2 a brisk fast walk and 1/2 hour on the ellipitical. I try and eat right...I guess the next thing is I will have to start running....not sure what to do. Sun, 9 Dec 2012 18:35:44 EST December Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x51034131 BINGO24:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/300,000 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:23:58 EST 51 and Fabulous! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x51016002 Hi, I'm Jan and am a returning member to Sparks. Funny how turning 50 magically changed things with my body, weight loss, and health changed overnight. What is up with that? Well, just when I had decided that I had enough of dieting and obsessing over my weight and what size pants I wore I realized that I had also gained 10 pounds! Which, come to find out, was a heck of a lot easier 5 years ago than it is now! So I'm back on Sparks and eager to get fit and healthy! Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:51:07 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x50925342 I just joined today and have met my goal. I am looking for support to maintain my weight, and want to support others, too. Thanks! Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:23:46 EST kitkatflynn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x50881980 hi im new member who is trying to lose some weight this is scary for me.i don.t want to fail.im also a weightwatcher member.also cyndy 10 tried to e-mail back im not doiing something right.please do not think im ignoring you.ive aleady done qigong and some chair moves..my body is stiff.but i will not give up great times had by all .kitkatflynn Sun, 18 Nov 2012 20:59:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x50705406 Hello Group, <BR> <BR> I'm hoping this group will keep me motivated. I look forward to tips on how to fight off sugar craving, juicing, and all around health eating. I have 9 pounds to lose and ready to take it off ! Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:47:10 EST November Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x50650700 BINGO24:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0 /0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/275,000 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Thu, 1 Nov 2012 21:56:08 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x50620697 I am a new 50 yr old member who has no idea how to use this site. I am anxious to learn how to eat properly and to lose 10 pounds. I love to walk my dog, but I need motivation for a diet. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:05:23 EST Determined to get started and get healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x50576634 I have been visiting Spark People since April 2012 and kept putting off the inevitable. Now I know I really have to do something for myself and with Spark People I can get the support and help needed. <BR> I'm still trying to work my way round the site and understand it - even with the help of the tutorials. I love the meal plans but I also love the recipes, so I will be mixing them up. Although I wish my chosen recipes could be added to my meal plan and grocery list for the week. <BR> Wish m... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:51:58 EST Thrilled to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x50358122 Hi everyone, I'm Thomasina and have been on Sparkpeople for exactly one week and am finding my way around. <BR> <BR> I was thrilled to weigh in this morning and find I had lost 2.5 pounds, all thanks to the food tracker tool. I thought my medications were to blame for my recent weight gain and it was just plain old ..more calories in than burned up!! <BR> <BR> I want to keep my weight down and get stronger as I have osteo arthritis and fibromyalgia and had a total hip replacement 2 ... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:23:06 EST Losing weight after 50 something http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x50334372 Hello! I am new to this site. Trying to get around ... I really like it. I am trying to lose about 15 pounds...its quite a struggle. I gain 2...lose 2....its crazy! Hopefully by reading this forum I will have enough motivation that I can get started again. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:14:14 EST October Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x50182642 BINGO24:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Mon, 1 Oct 2012 01:19:05 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x50010037 I am new to Spark People. I am striving to find my way around the site and working hard on losing 5 pounds. I have some physical challenges to deal with to be able do the exercises. I am searching to find things that I am able to do to help with loosing the weight. I and excited about this site and all it has to offer. <em>213</em> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:34:43 EST Falling off tracking wagon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x49896560 Hi guys. I have been a member just over a month now and have been really good about tracking. Last few days I have fallen off! How do you all stay motivated to track every single day? Or should that even be my goal? Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:32:40 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49866188 New to this site! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:29:46 EST No will power http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x49862234 I go to the gym to work out. Feel great after I do. Then I come home to chocolate. No will power to walk away from it. If I don't have any in the house, I stop by the store and buy some. What is wrong with me? Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:31:37 EST tdbinning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49801219 I'm trying to lose 5-10 pounds. I'm very active and have no problem recording my activities - my problem comes in recording my calories in! For example, if I make myself a homemade tuna salad, how do I know how many calories that is? I get frustrated and just quit putting in the foods I eat because I don't know how to calculate the calories! Any ideas? Thu, 6 Sep 2012 16:34:50 EST Hello, everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49791638 I've just joined this new challenge and I'm trying to familiarize with all that's involved. I have some 6 pounds to lose to feel I'm looking exactly as I want. I am almost a vegetarian, rarely eat meat, minimal dairy (cheese)....eat and drink natural and in small amounts...water with lemon frequently... <BR> <BR> Years ago I felt a pain here and there when woke up....since I decided to eat only basics, mostly veggies and fruits, no more aches! Doctors insisted with age gaining weight was nat... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 01:04:45 EST September Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x49714163 BINGO24:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:03:00 EST Plateau - expected it, still doesn't make it easie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x49690053 I reached my original goal of 135 and went one under. Had decided to go to 129 months ago. 135 is most likely my "set point." I don't care! Am determined to break through it. Just easier said than done. Dropped to too low of calories (didn't work) so added some back in last few days, and have ramped up exercise big time. I expected this to come but doesn't make it easier. Saw on another site advice to focus on another goal for a while. I will try that though I am on of those people ... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 08:44:15 EST Hi There.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49680741 I have actually just taken the time to finish my sign up and can't wait to see what this is all about. <em>244</em> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:48:41 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49650706 Hi I am a new member Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:17:39 EST Feeling out of control! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x49610755 I am really struggling with over eating these days! I go over my recommended caloric intake and feel like I will never lose these last few pounds! I am dreading my weigh in on Monday! Ugh. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:00:05 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49530192 Hi all - just joined today - I live on Jersey in the channel islands and turned 50 in February. In March last year I started with my personal trainer Trudi and have lost 3 stone - now have final 8lbs to go. I live with my partner Phil and our English springer spaniel Coco. We are getting our new puppy Rosie next month so will be even more walks and puppy classes! Any encouragement will be appreciated! Sun, 19 Aug 2012 16:28:14 EST Hi. New to the site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49472517 Hi. Don't know if I am doing this right , but here it is. I love the site so far, still exploring but find it inspiring. Been tracking my nutrition and activity. Wow! I really find the calorie intake a real eye opener. I think it will keep me aware and really honest! I find myself saying, " I will have to account for that _____________.". Anyhooo. Lots of luck to everyone! Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:01:49 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49425476 Hello. I am new to this group. I need to lose 9 pounds and my fat stomach so my clothes will fit me comfortably again. I also need encouragement to exercise daily to keep my bones strong. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:00:55 EST Hi, everyone, from a new member/ :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49338551 Hi, Fantastic Sparkpeople, This site looks great. I found it with a google search. I'm in my late 40s and would love to lose 10 pounds. I'm looking forward to supporting members of this group as we all work on getting healthy and losing weight. Many good wishes, Andrea Mon, 6 Aug 2012 18:49:15 EST Today is a new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=116x11530x49271687 This morning I am ready to begin a new day. I want to get out there with some "me" time and meditate on the beauty that exists in nature (maybe a hike in the woods). I want to prepare healthy meals today and enjoy the day. Letting go of the stress is my goal for today. Thu, 2 Aug 2012 09:31:31 EST August Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x49245072 Summer is winding down. Keep on steppin'! <BR> <BR> <BR> BINGO24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> ljr4health : 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:48:44 EST vicki562 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49232966 I would like to tell everyone hi , & Thanks to the one's who welcome me. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:34:05 EST De ja vu all over again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=116x11530x49205574 The last 10 all over again. Very frustrating to think that the intake of just a few carbs will throw the fitness regime out of whack. So team how do you over come the urge to have a potato chip or a roll at dinner? <em>46</em> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 08:35:57 EST want to learn to love it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x49195116 I would like to know how a person learns to love running. I have tried it and just can't get into it. I am huffing and puffing like a steam engine after about 1 blk and then I just have to walk. Afterwards my ankles hurt so much I can't sleep. I do treadmill at 3.2 mi/hr and #9 elevation and ellipitcal but I just can't get myself to get in to running which I know would be so good to do. Any tips? I am 59 yrs old but I don't let that hold me back if I can help it. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 11:49:38 EST New- needing some encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49191058 I have lost 19 lbs since May and have at least 11 more to go. Feeling kind of discouraged so looked for a forum for some support. Family members are not encouraging or helping in any way so I have been on my own and the road is starting to feel a little long. My clothes are loose but it doesn't seem as if there has really been much of a change and I am trying to get going on goal of daily exercise plan. I really thought I would see more of a change at almost 20 lbs lost though what starte... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 02:38:21 EST jesusgirl011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49162645 Good morning friends and friends yet to be met. I believe that GOD has ordained all my steps, so I am here for a purpose. I so look forward to meeting the challenges and to do my best to give all that I can to support others. It is a very lonely place by yourself and each of us have the ability and choice to change that, and I made that choice a couple of days ago when I joined Sparkpeople. Have a GOD filled day, keep smiling because today is not an accident but a gift. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:58:30 EST What a great site - thanks for being here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x49161389 I can't believe how easy this site is to navigate - just started Sunday and love how the site integrates with my phone so no excuses NOT to track what I eat. So glad to be part of the team! This time for sure - those last 10 lbs gone for good! <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone! Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:47:42 EST I know I'm committed when... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x48978892 I sort out my "too big" clothes and pass them along to charity. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:27:52 EST I am ready for the last few pounds to be gone.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x48911269 .. Although I know its a continuous journey after that honeymoon period and that is what I will really need to work on. Once I get to my goal weight in the next month or so, my REAL goal is to maintain in small amounts at a time. It is so helpful to have others right along with me. Thank you and good luck to all. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 01:51:02 EST July Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x48757929 Be careful, but don't let the hot weather deter you from your steppin'! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> BINGO24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 06:10:54 EST Glad to be a part of the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x48741711 I'm almost to goal weight which all of you are. Being over 50, 56 to be exact, has been a struggle to keep motivated and stay on track. I could put myself on maintenance, but I really need to continue my journey for a lifetime. I go to the gym 3x a week, but I need to find some sort of cardio I like. I've been having to do a stationary bike for my bad knee, but it can be very boring! <BR> <BR> I hope to connect to you, so we can work together on our journeys! So I am so happy to be apar... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 23:43:39 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x48618464 Hello, everyone. Just taking a moment say hello. Several years ago, I decided it was time to get serious about getting healthy, and using Dr. Phil's food plan, I dropped 65 pounds. I felt terrific and swore that I would never put that weight back on. Except I did, slowly, a couple of pounds here, a few more pounds there. Eventually I regained all but 8 pounds. <BR> <BR> But last year was a rough year, with some medical problems and several deaths in the family. I regained my determinat... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 23:43:37 EST chrissy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x48528731 Hi I am new to sparkle people like to make friends to help me stay on diet. I think when you diet along with other people you stay on track. Hope to have alot of help Thanks, Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:49:27 EST 6 means a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x48414501 I have quite or should I say very healthy, no bad numbers just 5-8 pounds over my desired weight. I have begun to eat 6 means a day and so far it seems to be working. I eat alot less and more frequently. It is so enjoyable and I don't feel deprived. It's about the metabolism. I ate alot less but seemed to be picking up weight. I clearly understand now...I needed to kick start my metabolism. Rev it up. This is the third day and psychologically I feel so much more secure . It's amazing... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 08:47:11 EST June Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x48300151 Welcome to June and the warmer weather we've been waiting for. Step lively now!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> BINGO24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> REDHED2010: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> RIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SNUGLBUNIE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Wed, 30 May 2012 21:10:32 EST New to the team but not to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x48084302 <em>213</em> I'm Linda was searching around today and came upon your team Last May I reach my goal weight of 145 but now that I have been maintaining for a year I really need ot tweak my goal weight and lose 5 more pounds the original goal put me at a healthy BMI but no wiggle room maintenance range put me over a healthy BMI so I am here hoping ot lose those last 5 pounds I'm 51 years young <em>334</em> been this time with SP since 2009 Looking forward to meeting you all for some positiv... Tue, 15 May 2012 19:40:09 EST Today's Spark Wheel Spin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x47937440 Bonus - 5 <BR> Regular - 5 Sun, 6 May 2012 11:09:47 EST May Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x47831850 Make sure you keep stepping even through the May showers! <BR> <BR> <BR> Claireese: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> BINGO24: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> REDHED2010: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> RIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SNUGLBUNIE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 00:59:21 EST Taking it up a Notch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x47795760 Hi, This is my first month on the site. I have been lucky to have stayed fairly slim and in good shape up to age 51. Due to a back injury and several tragedies in my family, I fell off the exercise and eating well trend for about a year. I developed Pre-diabetes...the family curse, from which my mom died. <BR> <BR> So I am back, tracking my food and exercising as much as I can (I am doing ChaLEAN Extreme from Beachbody and extra cardio and abs), to keep from developing diabetes, lose a few p... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:29:29 EST Trying to get to where I was http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x47766806 I am a grandma who has always been very active. At least I was until I had an accident and broke my kneecap. This injury has really sidelined me and now I find myself gaining more lbs. than I know what to with. I work full time, many days on my feet all day, so consequently, after I get home and get dinner cooked, I find it hard to do any besides sit. I am hoping that if I can lose the 15 lbs that I have gained, maybe the pain will ease up as well. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:26:24 EST Having trouble staying on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x47757988 My name is Karin. Why is it soooo hard for me to lose a measly 10 lbs?? Is it because I don't look THAT bad and my clothes aren't THAT tight? There is so much info that I'm overloaded. Am I not eating enough? That's my first guess because it's hard to take the leap to eating MORE to lose, even tho, in theory, it makes sense. I've struggled with these same 10 lbs my whole life, and I've lost it before, but eventually I gain it back. Is my body telling me to just be satisfied with where I am? I... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:49:59 EST lindabelle07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x47714749 Well, here I am! I seem to lack motivation unless I spy a photograph and know that I'm just putting on weight despite being pretty healthy otherwise. Hoping this might help me get motivated though right now I am sitting down... so maybe it won't!!! Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:27:44 EST new to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x47655529 Hi, <BR> My name is Valerie and I am new to Spark People. I have 5 to 10 more pounds to lose, but have played around with the same 4 pounds for the last year. I lost 25 pounds before that. I am frustrated because I have a rib injury that has resulted in needing to stop taking a body pump class and now I have a strained muscle in my inner thigh. Trying to figure out how to exercise and get better Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:02:55 EST motivation needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x47636490 I am 67 years old and am losing weight very slowly, too slowly, and I get very frustrated when I weigh myself and have lost either 1lb or nothing and know I have stuck to the rules. I play golf and walk the dog, so get a decent amount of exercise. Does anyone find that this is a problem for them. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 04:23:06 EST need easy effective excersizes for herniated disc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x47539854 i've got a couple herniated disc in my lower back that are pinching some nerves down my legl. Anyone have any good ones that would be effective for me? Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:20:20 EST Hi team! I'm ydaloidar. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x47539161 I am a 59 year old female. I am looking forward to losing excess inches in various parts of my body. I have let myself go and hope to see a new me in the coming months with your help and encouragement. Thanks for being there. <BR> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 21:40:04 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x47391255 Hello everyone! I am 7 pounds from my goal weight and I'm detemined that this is the month I'm gonna reach that goal! Looking for motivation along the way! <em>213</em> Mon, 2 Apr 2012 15:58:46 EST Looking for support buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x47363943 I am hoping to find a buddy to help me stay accountable. I will do the same for you! It helps to have a friend to keep you honest. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 00:19:40 EST April Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x47361157 Welcome spring with some fantastic stepping!! <BR> <BR> BINGO24:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> REDHED2010: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> RIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SNUGLBUNIE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Sat, 31 Mar 2012 20:47:02 EST just getting started with weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x47032835 hello I am new to this program, my name is Kim Tacner and I am from Cabool Missouri, I am stay at home mom, and a grandma as well, this site sounds like this program could work for me and my life style..I like to be outdoors, cooking and finding new recipes for healthy eating for my family, we have 2 horses and 18 chickens, I like to garden and grow our own veggies, plus flowers as well....so can not wait to get started on this new adventure of losing those unwanted pounds since summer time a... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 08:24:57 EST What do you do when you have a cold? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x47019497 After rededicating myself to losing the last 5 pounds I have come down with a cold. Kind of frustrating because I REALLY don't feel up to exercising. I figure I'll be mindful of what I am eating and make a pot of chicken soup. Any suggestions? Sun, 11 Mar 2012 12:39:49 EST Hi from Northern California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46958331 Hi! I'm renewing my effort to get rid of the last 5 pounds that have creeped back after achieving my goal for my son's wedding. It has been easy to fall back into old habits and not keep track of food. Portion control is my biggest issue. <BR> I used SparkPeople to help me achieve my original goal but have not used the message boards or posted in the past. <BR> I'm delighted to have found this message board. Wed, 7 Mar 2012 16:54:19 EST March Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x46837140 Take advantage of the warming weather! <BR> <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/400,000 <BR> <BR> REDHED2010: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> RIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SNUGLBUNIE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 <BR> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:10:04 EST New to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46814297 Hi Everyone. I am a new member who just turned 50 in November and trying to lose 10-15 lbs that just sort of creeped up on me. I tried WW and lost the weight and then it came back on in a year. Hope to meet others who are supportive. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:35:02 EST What else is possible? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46707420 Hi Gang, <BR> <BR> I've been lurking along the Spark People sidelines for a while, but thought it may be goal-helpful to become a bit more outgoing. I am particularly interested in joining up with any walkers in, or near, my area code 36109.. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 22 Feb 2012 07:42:52 EST Hi from south central Wisconsin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46663579 I just joined this morning and am trying to lose the last 8 lbs to reach my goal. During the past year I lost 17 lbs on another fitness board, but the past few months have just not gone well, although I am doing everything the same. It is very frustrating.....so am trying something new.....a fresh start! Sun, 19 Feb 2012 17:07:19 EST SandyF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46586476 Hi everyone <BR> Have been a member for a while only never went into site much. 60 yrs old finding it very hard to get weight off Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:55:24 EST Computers and eating well...or lack off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46572317 I work from home as a Virtual Business Support Specialist which means only one thing…I never get away from my pc and exercising is something of the past! Now, my problem is not with food per say, more, the quality of food that I eat. I never seem to take the time anymore to cook something that is healthy, fresh and well balanced, which has resulted in me gaining a good 10 pounds that will simply not leave me…I want to get back into a healthy way of eating and get away from my pc at a decent... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:49:00 EST I am on board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46522741 Hi everyone. I am 4 weeks into my retirement and loving it ! I want to get fitter and healthier now that I am on this next chapter. My goal is to lose 10 pounds and I have lost 4 already by following this web-site. I am thrilled. Are there any other Quebecers out there? Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:16:27 EST A STONGER ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46407650 I AM SHERRIE A 55 YEAR OLD FEMALE THAT HAS TAKEN GOOD CARE OF MYSELF FOR MOST OF MY LIFE.I JUST HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY FOR A BAD VALVE (EVERYTHING ELSE WAS EXCELLENT) AND AM READY TO START A WORK OUT PROGRAM FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 23:34:32 EST Hi from Ithaca, NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46398317 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Alan and I am trying out this online version of a weight loss support group to see if it works for me. My main problem is snacking a lot to relieve stress. I do a strenuous bike ride to work and back, and lift weights 2 to 3 times a week, but my body is getting acclimated to that level of exertion, and I just like food. Calorie restriction is not fun. Fri, 3 Feb 2012 11:51:49 EST Slow going and exercise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46378256 I lost all my weight last year and hit my goal and for the most part kept it off until the holidays.That just won't do as I don't want to go through all that again. I have just a few pounds to lose but it is not coming off. I actually think I am not eating enough calories as I exercise a lot. Is that possible? I tried to find an article about that but haven't found one. I'm not gaining now but not losing the few pounds I want to lose either. <BR> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 10:04:03 EST February Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x46348430 Come on Sparkers, we actually have an extra day in February this year. Make it "count"!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Clare: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Cousincarol: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Dolly: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> REDHED2010: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> RIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SNUGLBUNIE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VOGSTER: 0/0/0 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:14:22 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x46293676 Hi, <BR> <BR> I am new to Sparkpeople. i am trying to lose 10 pounds. I have this weight before, but I have trouble keeping it off and morale is mainly the issue. I do not have anyone to give me encouragement so it is easy to fall back on mindless eating. Also even though I lose the weight, I still have a puch and the hips have extra skin. Juat becuase you are thin does not mean your fit. I hope by joining this grough, I will give and get the support I need to keep it off. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:20:44 EST results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46268526 it's only been 3 days but I was expecting some change on the scales. I'll stick it out until Sunday. Wish me luck! Its a lot of work tracking the food, but it does keep you accountable. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:18:43 EST new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46260263 Hi! I'm new to your team but not new to SP. In July 2011 I reached my weight goal. However, I would like to lose a couple more pounds because I feel I need the "cushion" when I begin my maintenance program. I'm an avid biker and enjoy running. I also like to snowshoe. Quilting is a favorite pastime. Recently I found myself craving carbs (crackers) in the evenings and don't know how to overcome the cravings. Anyone else experience this? <BR> <em>252</em> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:57:48 EST Hello! How do I huddle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x46146673 Hello! How do I huddle? <BR> I'm having a bit of trouble learning this site. <BR> Thanks! <BR> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:40:46 EST Hi! I'm new to spark. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45975743 I'm Ru (short for Ruth). I'm new to Spark after struggling horribly with sugar over the holidays. I've always had a sweet tooth but found myself obsessing with the sweets in the house (usually I don't have have them here). I've now gotten rid of them all but am trying to decide if it's better to completely eliminate sweets from my diet, or as some recommend, allow myself a small treat regularly so as to not binge. There seems to be conflicting advice on this. So I'm wondering what has wo... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 19:30:23 EST Lots to Learn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45937824 As today is really the first day I have had to really check out SparkPeople, have found it to be most informative. My frustration is not being able to lose the weight even with portion control; so all your support is welcome! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting goals and challenges with each of you. For those of you that have made those strides -- kudos and to those of you just starting (like me) extra kudos!!!! <em>244</em> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 23:19:34 EST Last 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45932681 I'm 61, and in the last 10 years gained a pound every year, although I exercise and try to eat right. I'm looking for something to help speed up my slowing metabolism. I like to go to the gym, bicycle, and played a lot of tennis until foot problems, which has slowed me down, but I can find other things to do to compensate for that. Ideas on revving up the metabolism? Mon, 9 Jan 2012 19:23:33 EST weight loss diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x45928881 Hi, just wondering if you gals are having success at loosing weight and what diet are you following or would recommend? Thanks Mon, 9 Jan 2012 16:03:17 EST Leangirl664 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45907980 Hello everyone, I am a 68 year old mother of 4 and a grandmother of 7. I am looking to loose the 10 pounsa that I have gained since I left Weight Watchers. I do not want to go any further up in weight. I am looking forward to the support that one is given on the boards. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank You Sun, 8 Jan 2012 18:51:10 EST New from the Gulf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45901045 Hello, just joined and love the site. Does the nutrition tracker remind anybody of chemistry sets they got for Christmas? - Fun stuff, that I find a bit challenging. Looking forward to conversing and losing 10 pounds while improving focus - menopause gave me a bit of fuzz brain. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:21:03 EST Just Joined. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45871304 I hope to lose 10 pounds by the middle of April. I would like to keep the weight off permanently because I've lost these ten pounds many times only to regain them. I'm hoping support from others, along with strategies, will help me to achieve this goal. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 22:37:54 EST New from NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45858531 Have been "changing the lifestyle" for over 4 years, lost 30 lbs. and have 8 to 10 to go (depending on the day!). Have been maintaining for the last 2 years and am ready to get these last pounds off before I turn 70 this summer. Need to get back into a walking habit I have been neglecting. Would like to walk 2 to 3 miles at least 3 times a week. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 10:26:03 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45857904 Hi I am back to this blog after losing the 12 pounds I put on and now have 10 more to go. I am so thankful for this web site and the opportunity it gave me to discipline myself and help lose weight. Hoping to be an encouragement to others. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 09:52:51 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45855103 Hi everyone. I have joined SparkPeople to lose weight before I go on holiday in April. It's our 50th wedding anniversary on the 11th and we are going to Barbados for a cruise and stay holiday with 2 of our best friends of over 40yrs. They are both fitness fanatics and I always feel like a little tubby beside them! We only see each other once or twice a year as they live in Scotland and we live in Spain. I used to be really slim but since I stopped smoking for health reasons 8 yrs ago I have g... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 06:50:49 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45819649 My name is Cathy. I've struggled with a weight problem my whole life and am afraid I've cursed my daughter with it too. She will be 12 the end of January. We've decided to start the new year with exercise at the Y and SparkPeople nutrition tracker. I love that thing! We both went over our first day but I told her that it helps us see where we messed up and strive to do better the next day. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 13:33:24 EST Hello Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45741839 Hello. Having a holiday weekend finally gave me time to focus on my own health. Needs only a fine tuning since body, spirit, and mind have always been important. But I need to do this now before my weight and habits get too far out of range. <BR> I have been studing Sparkpeople and really appreciate the tools and support. The "50+ team with less than 10 to lose" looks likes like a great group. Also looks like there are other believers in the grace and love of our Saviour on this team. Thanks... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 08:34:21 EST January Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x45740842 Can you believe it's a new year already? Let's make the most of new beginnings! <BR> <BR> BRIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Clare: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Cousincarol: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Dolly: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> REDHED2010: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SNUGLBUNIE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Sun, 1 Jan 2012 06:21:44 EST a blog to encourage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x45728069 We don't have the challenge my Spark friend in this blog has--but we need the same focus, the same determination, and the same ability to stick with it!! You might really enjoy this--I was challenged, and encouraged. <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4645895 <BR> <BR> Happy Healthy New Year to you!! Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:59:15 EST Hope you will help me stay focused! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45586261 Hi everyone. Here I am, 54 and having a heck of a time keeping to my goals. I would love to lose 10 pounds but more importantly I'd love to embrace working out as a daily routine that isn't a chore but something I look forward too. I know the benefits will be huge but for some reason...I will call her menopause...I find it difficult to get going! <BR> <BR> I'm thrilled to find this group that seems to tick my boxes on finding that perfect motivational group. I've just only found this... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:34:05 EST New Member from Spokane http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45550286 I'm trying to lose 10+ pounds in a Biggest Loser challenge at my workplace. My goal for now is to track the number of calories I've burned each day. I love healthy recipes, especially those that use some amount of prepared foods such as those at Costco. Sat, 17 Dec 2011 14:51:56 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45432274 Hello. I am in the 50+ age group and I would like to loose a few pounds and tone up this aging body. I find exercising consistently my biggest problem. I am looking forward to my new journey. Thu, 8 Dec 2011 17:18:09 EST 52 year old guy, MMA fitness, want to lose 10 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45432234 Sup? I'm Lance, I'm 52, I do MMA cage fighter workouts for fitness at a unique and very cool gym in Cincinnati, OH. Would be cool to compare notes with someone, I would like to lose maybe 10 more pounds and some chest fat...message me <BR> Thu, 8 Dec 2011 17:14:09 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45404993 It's so nice to find a place for those of us who have enjoyed living for a few years, but are still concerned about our weight and health. I have been a Weight Watchers member for many, many years and have been at my goal weight for several years. However, I would dearly love to lose about 8 to10 more pounds to get to the goal that I personally feel the best at. So this seems like the right place for me to go to for inspiration and encouragement. I'm retired, live in Minnesota and hoping ... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 20:47:03 EST I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45362662 Hello, <BR> I am almost 57 and only have a few pounds to lose. I exercise on a regular basis but my eating habits are terrible. Working full-time leaves me exhausted at the end of the day and I eat everything in site. By time dinner is ready I am not hungry anymore because I filled up already. My goal is to develop healthy eating habits and lose about 8 to 10 pounds. Sun, 4 Dec 2011 07:13:28 EST Some Inspirational lines http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x45362220 Even tho' the leaves are down <BR> and the sky is grey <BR> I am well on my way <BR> to achieving my aims <BR> if not quite yet today. (Own poetry) <BR> Sun, 4 Dec 2011 04:56:15 EST Lets Do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45317269 Best wishes to you and yours, <BR> II am a retired teacher,very bored.I need to change my world,starting with the 15 pounds I have recently gained. <BR> I would like to meet , make friends and enjoy the process <BR> Cheers <BR> Lorna Lilian Thu, 1 Dec 2011 06:25:40 EST December Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x45295977 Here's hoping everyone has a happy and balanced holiday. Keep steppin'!! <BR> <BR> <BR> BRIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Clare: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Cousincarol: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Dolly: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> REDHED2010: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SNUGLBUNIE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:04:33 EST SPARKED! and ready for a new adventure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x45273712 good afternoon to all! my name is Linda. I am a 59 year old widow of 10 years. one week ago, i ended a realtionship that has been in my life for 9 years. a decade has passed since i lost my husband. it is time for me to finish phase I of this journey i call my life. this is my time. i am ready to ditch the dieting forever. i am ready for my life changes to be made on my time table and no one else's. i am excited to have found this community and look forward to phase 2 of my journey d... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:32:56 EST Exercise for 55+ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x45175063 Does anyone know what type of exercises (other than walking) are good for the 55+ age group? I've tried Jillian Michaels, Diet Free for Life, Biggest Loser, etc., but they all seem to cater to the younger guys and gals. I want to get back in shape, but I don't want to break any bones or crack any ribs in the process. Any suggestions for DVD's, etc? Thanks!! Sun, 20 Nov 2011 21:29:37 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x44988946 Hi I'm lcjore and I new to the site. I join this site for motivation. I have been walking, eating healthier. I had to learn a new way of cooking. <em>192</em> Tue, 8 Nov 2011 21:15:44 EST hi, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44954594 Hi, I'm Laura! I just signed up on SparkPeople a couple of days ago. I have already lost over 100 pounds on a medically supervised weight loss program. And that's a good thing, too, because my starting weight back in April '09 was 267.2 pounds! I was even able to keep the weight off for about a year or so. People will say, "You look awesome!" and they'll call me a "skinny minnie." I love that---but I put pressure on myself to keep the weight off. The diet I was on is such a strict diet... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 21:42:48 EST My introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44850829 Hi everyone. I am in the 50+ age group and would like to lose a few pounds. I have been struggling with this for over 1 year now and a friend told me about this website. I thought I would give it a try. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:55:51 EST November Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x44843051 Here's to starting the holiday season off with thousands of steps! <BR> <BR> BRIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Clare: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Cousincarol: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Dolly: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> REDHED2010: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SNUGLBUNIE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 01:15:24 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44793552 I Joined awhile ago, but did'nt really get into it, would like to rejoin to now so here goes, About me I Live in U K Married 51yrs to John, Have 3 Sons 1 married, with 6 children, and 3 Grand children, other 2 Sons are twins. not married, live together <BR> I am a BC Survivor, and it will be, 10yrs, on 18th Dec 2011, i have an under-active thyroid, had it for about 8yrs, and take 75ml Thyroxine, I was dx with type 2 diabetes May 2008 and take 1 metformin tb since Jan 2011 I was about 148l... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:17:02 EST 58 pounds lighter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44762705 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Last year I decided to finally make loosing 67 pounds a priority. One year later, I have come so close to my goal weight of 145lbs. With just another 9lbs to go, I seem to have come to a stand still. I have had some stumbling blocks, one at Christmas (just a plateau) and then in March a medical emergency. I had to have surgery, and was in the hospital for five days. I then had a six week recovery at home. This was the most difficult time. I have a habit of e... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:56:25 EST Peeling off those last few pounds. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44753593 Hi, <BR> <BR> It feels good to find myself among kindred spirits. I'm 61, a retired nurse and clinical exercise specialist. Getting enough vigorous exercise isn't an issue. This past year I've gotten pretty sloppy with food tracking and choices. As a result, here I am about 8 lbs chunkier. Accountability is important and this looks like the right place to get started. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:06:31 EST excited to start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x44741975 I need support for accountability of reaching my weight loss goals. I need to lose more than 10 but small steps are better for me. I've been here before but am excited to start again. I invited a friend from work too. My new iPad app will be fun to try. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:43:56 EST New to Forums http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44736952 Hi, I've been lurking around SparkPeople for a few months but just saw a picture of myself and know I've got to get serious about these 10 pounds of extra weight. Today is the day! <BR> <BR> I am 53 and semi-retired. I am heavily involved in volunteer work and I have aging parents with some major issues so my time is very busy. But surely I can take 30 minutes to exercise everyday. Also, I have not been eating right and my cholesterol is showing it!!! Time for a major change! <BR> <BR>... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:31:57 EST Hi from Sandy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44654653 Hi, my name is Sandy. I am new at this. I wanted to find a fun and free way to lose weight , but not have to pay for meetings, etc. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 21:22:28 EST What memory? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x44601631 Thought I'd share this with the team. I find myself "playing" this game more and more these days, but I'm not always having fun when I do it! LOL <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-smalley<BR>/the-memory-challenge_b_1006962.html?i<BR>cid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl<BR>5%7Csec3_lnk2%7C104611 </link> Sat, 15 Oct 2011 15:17:14 EST Day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44544311 Hi Friends! <BR> Today is day one for me. I have been dieting for years with lots of great results, only to regain evey pound back again. I am determined this time to make a change that will stick. My greatest motivation? Our first grandchild was born last month and suddenly life has taken on a new meaning. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 21:05:26 EST Starting over AGAIN...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44435553 Well, here I am, once again, fighting the same 10 pounds that I lose and regain, lose and regain. I am either hyper-motivated and go full force, or hypo-motivated and like a sloth. I just can't seem to find a happy medium with my eating and exercising. I'm hoping this will help me find that happy medium. I am thanking you in advance for any advice you can provide to help me in leaving this state of insaneness. :-) Wed, 5 Oct 2011 07:36:03 EST Looking for Exercise Buddy and Motivator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44362017 Hi, I was excited to see this group. I am 51 and diagnosed with Hashimoto's 1.5 years ago. I have always been in shape and since starting thyroid meds and antidepressants I have gained 5 - 10 pounds depending on whose scale I'm on. I used to weigh 122 for the last 5 years but since I lost a job 3 years ago; became depressed and less active and didn't realize that the thyroid problem was contributing to my depression and laziness! I want to tone up and I don't really care what I weigh but I ne... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:15:48 EST October Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x44344545 Let's start off the fall season with lots of high steppin'!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> BRIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Clare: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Cousincarol: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> REDHED2010: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SNUGLBUNIE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 <BR> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:30:29 EST Weight Loss Not So Much http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x44237710 Well, I am 7 weeks into this and have done a complete full body workout at least 3 times a week. Most weeks I have done 5 days. I have only lost 3 lbs and they fluctuate day to day so that is not encouraging but I have lots a small amount of inches so am happy for that. I just don't like not seeing less poundage on the scale. Yoda Yoda Yoda Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:49:13 EST Hi - I'm not new to Sparkpeople just to this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44176114 I am 54 going on 55 and live in central Illinois. I have always been very healthy but in the last couple of years, I notice the pounds creeping on. I'm having a hard time getting them off and when I do, they fly back on. I have the Sparkpeople "app" on my iPhone but I'm far from religious about it. I am retired but very busy and my life is pretty unconventional. I met and married a great guy from mid-missouri about 6 years ago and we travel between homes frequently. I have a great walki... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 03:02:11 EST HI ! I'm Catherin e....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44168412 I'm new to Spark and hoping to loose the rest of my stubborn lbs, and strive to <BR> become more healthy and fit ! <BR> A few years ago was up to 170 !!! <BR> Would like to loose 15 more lbs and get toned, firm .... <BR> So far really liking all the great info and support from Sparks !! <BR> Looking forward to getting to know everyone and supporting, sharing our <BR> goals to become more healthy and fit . <em>240</em> <em>41</em> <em>87</em> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:19:45 EST De Lois Your Highness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x44080859 Well, this time I will get it right......healthy living is my goal.....I am over 50 and a vegetarian.......I need support for the weekends, I like to eat out on weekends..... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:20:59 EST Hanging by a thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43996589 I just picked up The Spark book from Borders. I have tried just about everything to lose weight and it seems to be a losing battle esp after menopause. But, I'm not a quitter and I didn't grow up heavy- just creeped up over the years, So, I will give this program a try and see what happens. My apparent obstacles are lack of sleep, emotional eating, and dependency on sweets to boost my energy and morale. I have never looked into online support, but am willing to share my journey . My goal is... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 15:42:26 EST Hanging by a thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43996586 I just picked up The Spark book from Borders. I have tried just about everything to lose weight and it seems to be a losing battle esp after menopause. But, I'm not a quitter and I didn't grow up heavy- just creeped up over the years, So, I will give this program a try and see what happens. My apparent obstacles are lack of sleep, emotional eating, and dependency on sweets to boost my energy and morale. I have never looked into online support, but am willing to share my journey . My goal is... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 15:42:25 EST Hanging by a thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43996583 I just picked up The Spark book from Borders. I have tried just about everything to lose weight and it seems to be a losing battle esp after menopause. But, I'm not a quitter and I didn't grow up heavy- just creeped up over the years, So, I will give this program a try and see what happens. My apparent obstacles are lack of sleep, emotional eating, and dependency on sweets to boost my energy and morale. I have never looked into online support, but am willing to share my journey . My goal is... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 15:42:25 EST Hanging by a thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43996580 I just picked up The Spark book from Borders. I have tried just about everything to lose weight and it seems to be a losing battle esp after menopause. But, I'm not a quitter and I didn't grow up heavy- just creeped up over the years, So, I will give this program a try and see what happens. My apparent obstacles are lack of sleep, emotional eating, and dependency on sweets to boost my energy and morale. I have never looked into online support, but am willing to share my journey . My goal is... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 15:42:24 EST Hello from Southern Ontario http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43963471 Hi - I'm Gail, 67, from Southern Ontario. I've been a SP member since January 2011 and have lost 23 lbs. I'm 7 lbs. from my original goal, and am looking for tips from this group on how to lose those last few pounds. <BR> Wed, 7 Sep 2011 20:22:23 EST Help Needed - Exercise Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43956432 Hi to all - I only have 10 pounds to lose but it is so hard to shift an ounce. Doesn't help that medication side effect is weight gain and I have fatigue issues. I know and want to exercise but am too tired to get up and do something. <BR> <BR> Motivation would be a big help. Thanks for listening. <BR> <BR> Fibromumm Wed, 7 Sep 2011 13:17:14 EST struggling to keep motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x43938302 I am in my 5th week of this and getting quite bored and frustrated most of all. I have truthfully been working out hard for an hour or more every morning and I have only exceeded my intake allowance 3 times but not by much. I have only lost 1lb. I know muscle is heavier so I have kept that in mind however, when U r building muscle aren't you supposed to be tightening up and shrinking a bit in size??? No such happenings here. Tue, 6 Sep 2011 16:01:33 EST My first day here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43932787 Hello all! I am brand new to this website and would love to make connections with others to help me keep on track and share information and experiences. I am a lifetime Weight Watcher but since they have changed their plan from Momentum to Points Plus I have not had great results. Although I still love the old program and will continue to count points, but since I am no longer a WW online member which I enjoyed so much I thought Spark People might help also.. I lost 18 lbs last year and have ... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 11:01:44 EST Okay, here I am... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43911069 Hello, everyone. My name is Eileen. I've been using SparkPeople at the recommendation of a friend (CEEBEE33) for a couple of weeks now and thought I would take the plunge and introduce myself. <BR> <BR> My goals: improve my cardiovascular fitness, be more conscious of what I'm eating and, with a little luck, take off those pesky 8 pounds that never seem to want to go away. I'm not much of a writer, so I don't plan to blog, but I may dabble in the message boards. Here are my thoughts s... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 09:15:40 EST September Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x43840604 Can you believe it's September already??!! Here's to great stepping! <BR> <BR> <BR> BRIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Clare: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Cousincarol: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SNUGLBUNIE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 <BR> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:07:58 EST Back and Paleo now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=116x11530x43782569 I had tried Spark People a couple of years ago and burned out. Didn't lose any of the weight. :-( Three weeks ago, I started with the Paleo eating style, and I've lost five pounds!!! AND there's now a Paleo Team here. <BR> <BR> I'm so excited! <BR> <BR> Finn Sun, 28 Aug 2011 21:15:50 EST Perennial Ten http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43676574 Hi Everyone -- A dear friend told me about SparkPeople, and I'm having a great time on the website ever since last Wednesday. I already have a blue trophy! I've been up and down +/-10 pounds (17 pounds once) over the years, following plans such as Prittikin, the Zone, and WeightWatchers. I've had times of great inspiration and times of the doldrums. In thinking back, my inspiration has typically left me when there has been some big change in my routine (such as a promotion into a manageme... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 17:48:39 EST Hello from Florida! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43660837 Hi1 Everyone! I joined this group because I am hoping to lose at least 10 pounds by Oct.1st. It's my family reunion and I would like to show up looking fit! Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:54:47 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43623943 Hello everyone, I live just north of Toronto, want to loose a little bit of weight and be able to maintain it. I eat healthy food ( from my point of view), do not eat fast food, exercise but .... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 13:34:09 EST Weight & Medication weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43599516 I suffer from depression and terrible migraines & I'm bipolar (what a mess) I have gained some weight from the meds but I'd like to get rid of it. I have NO desire to exercise - HELP!!! <BR> <em>303</em> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 03:21:47 EST Hello From Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43575186 Hello everyone, I am new to sparkpeople and live just north of Toronto. <BR> <BR> I am a "refugee" from weight watchers after having lost 100 pounds and maintained for 11 months. <BR> <BR> I had a 'blip" last month and put on a few pounds which I am shedding now. <BR> <BR> I do believe sparkpeople is a better site for maintaining than ww and looking forward to getting to know it and the members better <em>30</em> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 18:19:58 EST New to Sparks- not to dieting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43575142 Hi everyone, <BR> This seems like a really friendly group. I am new to Sparks after trying Weight Watchers several moons ago and Fit Day more recently. But the support here seems like the spark i need (groan). Looking forward to reading the boards. <BR> Susan Tue, 16 Aug 2011 18:17:11 EST Meryl McBride http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43485237 I just joined Spark and look forward to getting good tips from fellow members and from the website. I run/walk at least four days a week and I've been fairly good about watching what I eat. However, as I get older and my metabolism changes, it's gotten harder to lose weightt, especially around the belly area. I need to also learn how to eat better and record what I eat. I need to learn simple recipes and what to eat when I am traveling which is alot. I welcome any pointers and useful informa... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:25:44 EST Hello from North Carolina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43465788 HI! I'm new to sparkpeople. I had lost 17 pounds over the last year, but vacation this year was my Waterloo....I gained back five of them.... <em>46</em> , which I had TOLD myself I wasn't going to do. So anyway, I need to get back on track and get back to my goal weight of 112-I'm short and five pounds makes a big difference to the way I feel and fit into my clothes! I belonged to the WW online site, but wanted to stop paying for it. I love that this is free, and hope the team encouragement ... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:49:28 EST I'm new .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43453619 I'm not sure how things work on here yet....but I'm ready to jump in , make friends, lose weight and have fun , so I'll just sit tight 'till some one contacts me Tue, 9 Aug 2011 15:39:00 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43427948 Hello everyone <BR> <BR> My name is Susie - I am from the UK - England to be more precise - is any one out there who wants to chat? I am 63 years of age, currently studying for an Art Degree (hard work I can tell you) and although I have lost nearly 2 stone since Xmas I need to lose one more (or a bit less) don't want to be gaunt or haggard (although at this age its a likely proposition anyway). <BR> <BR> Regards <BR> <BR> Susie Mon, 8 Aug 2011 08:57:10 EST Hi from Malaysia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43379248 Hi everyone. I am 53 years old, still working and married with 2 grown children, one employed in Australia and the other studying in England. I have been keeping fit almost all my adult life and was fortunate enough to possess a high metabolic rate until the age of 45 and now I find that I have to watch my food intake and manage my lifestyle carefully. <BR> <BR> I try to exercise 5x a week in the morning unless work and other commitments prevent me from doing so. I do 30 mins cardio, and e... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 07:46:17 EST hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43361537 Hi All! <BR> I'm new :) <BR> I've just turned 50 and need to lose about 7 pounds to be comfortable. Nice to meet you all. :) Thu, 4 Aug 2011 07:12:37 EST Skype Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x43349496 I would like a Skype buddy just to touch base with in real time, maybe once or twice a week. I am looking for someone at goal,or with very few pounds to lose as we could talk about health issues, maintaining/losing weight, but so many other topics as well. I am new to Sparkpeople and there are so many wonderful features. I have a Sparkpeople Webpage with the "Looking for Buddy" but this seems like a better way to get a "buddy" that shares my interests and goals. <BR> <BR> Send me a Sparkmail... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 13:25:33 EST Joined July 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43334530 I just joined SparkPeople on July 30, so have been working at it for 3 days. I have been tracking and exploring the website. I am 67, live in West Palm Beach, FL, am married with one grown son and one grown stepson. Am retired. <BR> <BR> I have followed Weight Watchers for several years but am finding that recently it is not working as well as in the past. <BR> <BR> I look forward to Spark success and learning about the members of this team. Tue, 2 Aug 2011 18:12:17 EST Help with strength training? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x43322411 Hi, <BR> I run 4x's a week but I really need to strengthen my arms and legs. I have hand weights and bands and even a stability ball. What I need is a structured plan. Just like running, I had to use the C25K because I needed that "tell me what to do" structure. <BR> <BR> So, my question for those of you that do strength training is: what is your program or video. I plan on ST 3x's a week on my running days off. <BR> <BR> Thank you all! <em>34</em> Tue, 2 Aug 2011 07:01:31 EST Needtolose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43313644 Just joined. Need to get back on track with weight loss. Mon, 1 Aug 2011 18:02:18 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x43312729 Hi: What is this new August pedometer challenge? I just joined, so not sure what is required here, but I do have a pedometer and enjoy walking :) Mon, 1 Aug 2011 17:08:10 EST Really New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43311386 Hi: My name is Estelle and I am brand new here as of today. I'm trying to familiarize myself with everything and make new friends to help support me. I had joined iChange in June 2010 and lost 28 lbs. However, it changed a lot when it was sold to a supplement company, so I went somewhere else. I have been maintaining well since November, but I know if I am not diligent that I will put all that weight back on. I want to loose another 2 lbs. just to be on the safe side and stay healthy. ... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 15:46:39 EST August Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x43279511 C'mon ladies, we're few but we're strong!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> BRIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Clare: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Cousincarol: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 <BR> Sat, 30 Jul 2011 21:41:35 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43160581 Hi! I'm new to Sparkpeople but I've heard such good things about it! I'm 53 and would like to lose just 5 pounds or so. My main motivation is my husband - I'm also getting him to join it. He's got about 50 or more lbs to lose, so I'm hoping I can do this along with him. Sun, 24 Jul 2011 08:47:08 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x43026858 Greetings - I just joined up here, but not new to the fitness/weight loss game. I reached a high weight last January and decided that my body at that time was unacceptable. With lots of training, exercise, and calorie counting in and out using Body Bugg I am 14 pounds down, looking to lose just a few more for a race in September, then looking to maintain, which seems like it will be as much a challenge as the loss itself. <BR> <BR> I ride my bike 150-200 miles a week, and next week I'll ... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 22:11:19 EST Upcoming Wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42970853 Hi, <BR> I am getting married in November and have about 10 lbs to lose. Although I have had gastric bypass surgery, that is only the tool I used to get the majority of the weight off. It is up to me to stay on target by not eating too many fats and carbs. <BR> I need to get much more water in my day as well as cutting down on my intake of nuts and eating right before bed.I recently developed this awful habit! <BR> It's nice to meet you! <BR> Ruby Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:54:53 EST Aloha from Hawaii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42900733 I am from Hawaii, am 60, sometimes feel 30 sometimes 80 due to arthritis. I used to have 60 extra pounds on but in ten years have lost most of it. Before I got to the last ten, I struggled with gaining and losing the previous five pounds. Now, I have ten to go and don't want to go back again. I am doing Zumba and lifting weights. I run sprints once a week for a short time. I can't run long distances but used to be a sprinter so I still go into a run when I walk. <BR> I am going to travel. I... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 05:10:49 EST Hi ! my name is mimi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42873536 Hi there,i eat healthy., i try to exercise 5 to 6 times a week..dealing with menopause is not fun... , all the fat I have , is around my waist line and stomach..need help. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:41:32 EST Trying something new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42854423 I've not jumped into the social network arena, but because I now recognize that losing these last few pounds and maintaining that weight will require even more discipline and focus than I thought...and believe me, I didn't think it was going to be "a walk in the park", I'm interested in connecting with a group and perhaps finding out new things or experiencing an uptick in accountability that I haven't had. Anyways...I am dedicated to watching what I eat, how much and exercising faithfully. ... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 13:12:55 EST Driving me crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x42826100 I just don't get it. I jog 3 times a week, lift my hand weights (10 lbs) 3 times a week and the scale stays at 111 more or less. Before anyone thinks I'm starving....I'm 4' 7"....:) With the high energy job I do, it's nothing for me to walk at least 7 miles in my 12 hour shift. I'm a CNA so I do lots of bending, lifting, transferring etc. Lots of calories burned on the job. Of the 12 hours in my shift, I'm most likely on my feet 8 of that (including lunch). I'm losing inches every mon... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 05:24:53 EST July Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x42734897 BRIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Clare: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Cousincarol 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 <BR> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:43:51 EST My fall not getting me down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42686927 A few weeks ago, my walker and I rolled off of a landing and down three steps. I landed on my left knee and,althought it wasn't broken, I have never experienced pain like that. I'm on an anti-inflammatory now to stop the swelling inside my knee. Anyway, all this to say that I am not goiing to allow this to be an excuse to get fit, drop 20 pounds, or work on my novel. I'nm tougher than a fall and more determined than ever!! <em>194</em> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:37:28 EST New here and I goofed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x42635729 I joined on Friday, June 24th, 2011. I joined this group before I found out it was for weight loss of under ten pounds. I am going to lose 20 lbs. If you want me to, and somebody can tell me how, I'll get back out of this team and join a more appropriate one. Anyway, it's kinda dreary here and I was ready some posts for a quick pick me up. I hope all are having a nice beautiful day wherever you are. Sat, 25 Jun 2011 17:10:54 EST Hi, I am new to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42541710 Well, never thought it would be so hard to lose just 10 pounds. But I've decided to work at it and achieve my goal by mid August. Will probably stop by here for support quite often. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:05:25 EST Coping with injuries but will not give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42534148 Many horse-related injuries have forced me to slow down my pace. I never really had to control portion size or when/what I ate...yikes, right now I don't like looking in the mirror and won't even consider wearing a bathing suit. Oh well, gotta stop the bleeding sometime, so summertime is the best time to start changing old lifestyle patterns. I'm glad to have found spark people! <BR> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:08:16 EST feeling healthy but no weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42514976 Hi All, <BR> I've been enjoying this site for about 4 weeks now. I have tracked my "eatings" faithfully and stay within 1200 and 1500 calories daily. I do exercise about 4 times a week; twice a week with yoga/pilates and twice doing zumba. Walks are sprinkled in the mix as well. I've been enjoying reading the messages in my box each day as well. My frustration is that the scale isn't budging.... I had hoped to lose 20 pounds in 2 months for an upcoming wedding. Now there's ... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 12:48:58 EST Happy to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42512325 I am originally from Ma and live here in Fl. for the past 14 years. I amv61 yeas old and widowed. I have 2 wondwrful sons & 2 grandsons that I adore... I just battled a stage 3 overian cancer... And just received my I survived report from my doctors. I can now get back on track and start a new dventure in life by loosing weight and getting healthy once again. Thank you sparkpeople so glad to have found your site Sun, 19 Jun 2011 09:37:09 EST New at Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42454944 Hi, I'm also new to Spark People and am very excited to get started. Today is my first day! Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:24:13 EST Hello. Just Joined:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42360606 I'm nervous joining an online group. I don't even have Facebook. But, I look forward to trying this new and inspiring program of health. Sat, 11 Jun 2011 01:26:44 EST New Too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42353327 Hi All! I'm new to SparkPeople but not to weight loss, have stayed near goal for 4 years but looking for new burst of energy, commitment to drop 5 lbs and keep those off. <BR> <BR> I,m traveling a lot right now, don't have my computer only iPad but am looking forward to learning to use this amazing website soon. I read The Spark and did the Pilates video in my hotel, really like all these helpful tidbits--sparks. Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:03:34 EST Hi, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42244750 I lost 70 pounds 4 years ago and have gone from a couch potato to someone who really enjoys the outdoors. I have gotten back into my cycling (non-competitive), I have taken up kayaking and cross-country skiing. I also enjoy walking but I have had to slow down on that due to osteo arthritis in my knees, and I joined a gym. I find that I would like to drop bit more weight and a friend of mine who found this site and has had wonderful success, suggested it to me...for which I am very grateful... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 09:08:17 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42218806 Just joined spark on my ipad. Love this site and am now able to keep track of my health day by day by just logging a few numbers on my ipad. The more reports the better for me, i love analysing calories in and out. 5kg (10 lb) to lose. <BR> Fri, 3 Jun 2011 17:26:22 EST June Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x42138223 BRIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Clare: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60:0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Talula08: 0/0/0 <BR> Tue, 31 May 2011 06:36:36 EST A Few Pounds Left http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42107738 I'm a 58 year old grandma, and have lost over 40 pounds on Medifast. I only have a few pounds left to reach my personal goal. I want to do this before my sister's wedding the 25th of June. I just need to get off this plateau I've been on for months. I've heard many good things about SparkPeople and would love a buddy. Sun, 29 May 2011 13:29:42 EST New To Dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x42079544 Hi, <BR> <BR> I was always a skinny minny, healthy eater, very active... but now I feel I need to get back under that dreaded weight I NEVER thought I would weigh more than. I want to lose 10 pounds before my next vacation with my g-kids July 1st. I feel my weakness is wine in the evenings. Since I live in the 2nd largest wine area of California, giving up wine is going to be a real sacrifice. I hope it pays off. It looks like it will when I started using the calorie counter. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 27 May 2011 18:41:20 EST Can't get the balance right http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x41999297 I have been tracking the food I am eating, but am having a hard time getting the fat, protein and carbs right, according to the report. However, I am doing better. Yesterday, I was way over on my carbs, for my proteins and fats I didn't even reach the low range suggested, I was short in both areas. I was also within my calorie count. <BR> <BR> Today, I will be in my calorie, carbs, and protein, without going over the suggested range. However, I didn't even meet the low end of the range ... Mon, 23 May 2011 19:00:29 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41974730 I am 54 and enjoy working out. I work from home so I can set my own schedule and I live in AZ. In other words I am living the dream, with the exception of a few extra pounds and inches I can't get rid off. I believe that this is the group for me. <BR> <BR> As I stated I enjoy working out, but I tend to over eat once the workout is completed. I am hoping to get support in control my eating tendencies. <em>213</em> Sun, 22 May 2011 15:03:34 EST Thank you sparks !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41911329 Thank You Sparks!!!! I also have never hae been very athletic. Art was my thing!!! I always thought running would be the way to lose weight but never knew exactly what I needed to do to start. It was sooo nice reading your blog on getting started running , I needed hearing from someone who also was not athletic and seeing they were able to accomplish this feat!!! I am going to "just do it" to steal a phrase !! I will keep you posted on my accomplishments . Thank You for the inspiration I n... Wed, 18 May 2011 23:27:23 EST New to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41896760 I am excited about this new challange and looking forward to getting fit with all of you. Accountability - support - I love it. Wed, 18 May 2011 10:18:42 EST grami64 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41864736 I just need to fit into last year's summer clothes ..help ! Mon, 16 May 2011 20:11:09 EST Back in the saddle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41731598 I'm new here and really enjoy spark people. I'm back in the saddle again after a tough patch with back problems and surgery for the past year. I was doing really well with weight loss then had to pretty much put things on hold due to back pain, surgery, etc. So, as soon as I got the ok from the doc, I've been back at it since early February. I had weighed 130 then. I'm so thankful for "feeling great" again. My treadmill had been getting pretty lonely there for the past year. Since I'm ... Tue, 10 May 2011 04:58:32 EST Happy Mother's Day - How's it going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11530x41700587 I hope everyone is having a good day with their families. <BR> <BR> My DH took me and 3 of our children out to eat. I am giveing myself an A for how I handled eating out today. I had a bite of the cracker and cheese which was really yummy, while everyone else had seconds and I imagine the crackers and cheese (3 types) were through the roof calorically speaking so I saved alot of calories by limiting myself to the one bite. . My husband and I split a lovely salad before the actual meal. I ... Sun, 8 May 2011 16:03:56 EST Need encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41579258 I desperately need to lose ten pounds, As never before I find I need encouragement and motivation. Hopefully this will be an answer to shedding this ten pounds Mon, 2 May 2011 15:26:56 EST Need some encouragement! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41566923 I joined several months ago and I am having a terrible time getting motivated to lose the last ten. I recently moved to a town where there is nothing to keep me busy except clean house which doesn't take me much time. I moved here because I met the man of my dreams and we got married. I am soon to be 58 years old and I have always been a very active person untill I moved here. Now I am very laid back,so I have put on all this weight. I could use any help from you. Thanks! Mon, 2 May 2011 06:09:42 EST Thanks Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41546932 Wow...thanks for your kind support. And you're all right on the money. <BR> <BR> After reading today's article about beginning sentences with "I", I get it. I am accountable for the decisions I make--and I've been making lots of excuses. So, I commit to my team to try again, to remain focused on the end goal, and to be accountable for what goes into my mouth. It's a new day, the beginning of a new week and the first day of truly renewed commitment. <BR> <BR> Off to total body weight... Sun, 1 May 2011 09:04:43 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41543097 I joined this team a couple years ago. I'm not a "joiner" and this is all new to me. I always try to do things on my own and know exactly what I should or should not eat and exercise. I just want to fit in my pants again and refuse to concede that I weigh more than I ever did in my life. I lost about 8 pounds a couple years ago when I had a stomach virus and didn't feel like eating. It is creeping up on me again. Diabetes runs in my mother's side of the family and it scares me. I guess I need... Sun, 1 May 2011 00:35:11 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41542536 I have the familiar pattern of losing and gaining the same 10 pounds. In order to lose it, I have joined the 5K walk/run team, I am also strength training three times a week. I started both routines a week ago. I noticed that my ability to sleep peacefully has increased remarkably. I also feel calmer. Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:53:37 EST May Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=115x11530x41527321 BRIGHTSPARK7: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Clare: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> GDY2SHUZ: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Potridge: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Retiredat60: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> SUZYMOBILE: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> VeenaS: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Talula08: 0/0/0 <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 06:24:15 EST Hey All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41493398 Checking in as a new member and looking forward to, well, moving forward! <BR> <BR> Seems my biggest issue at the moment is motivation. I'm a distance runner. I was also working with a personal trainer (and long time buddy) who died of lung cancer in November. I was pretty much crushed by his death...I'm just now getting back on track again and hope to find the motivation I need through SparkPeople and now from members of my new team. <BR> <BR> Who else is working on "coming back" and ... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:28:32 EST Losing the same 10 lbs. over and over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41473011 Hi! <BR> Just back from the winter south. I was pretty active yet I put on some weight. I only drink beer when it is hot and it was hot and I did! Now I have the same pounds to lose again! I am beginning to think I never learn! <BR> This time I am being kind to myself while now watching and tracking my food! <BR> 10 lbs. to be gone by June! Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:17:33 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11530x41442791 Hi, i just found this site a few days ago and hoping it will help me shed about 10 pounds and get better visibility on what I am actually eating. About 20 years ago I lost 75 lbs over a two year period. During the "change" this past year and half, I put back on 16. Have lost 11 but would like to lose 10 more. I have found the nutrition tracker very helpful. However, a little confused on how it came up with my calorie intake. When I signed up I calculated my BMI and input what how much I... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:58:08 EST