SparkPeople 50+ members with 50-99 pounds to lose Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11533 This team is for those of us 50 and older, hoping to lose 50-99 pounds. Welcome! SparkPeople 50+ members with 50-99 pounds to lose Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11533 Hello, interested in pound a week challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59228955 The pound a week challenge is motivating me to post. I joined this group a while back but haven't participated. I just turned 58. I lost 20 pounds, then gained it back. My diet is healthy and I try to avoid sweets and processed foods. I was going to a gym 5 times a week when I lost, then fell off a ladder and sprained my foot, and the weight came back. <BR> <BR> Trying a new gym now and am logging my food. 5 times a week is too much. 2, maybe 3. I found Grokker.com for yoga classes, and it's... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:32:50 EST Slow But Steady Is My New Motto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59221076 Hello from Dallas. I turned 51 a week ago! I fought 50 and I fought it hard but alas, no matter what I did it still happened to me lol. I decided then that I would embrace it and make 50 be the best year ever. That's when it all went south fast. Long story short I got sick with a viral infection and was later diagnosed with all kinds of deficiencies, iron and D being the biggies along with an autoimmune thyroid disease. It became impossible to lose weight. The harder I tried, the more ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:09:40 EST finding a Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59220240 I am hoping that someone else saw a message on our team page and can help me locate that woman. I am not sure if she was greeting someone here or I may have seen her on another team's page. I wanted to write her but as happens with me, I get busy with something else and then can't remember what it was I intended to do. <BR> Anyway, this woman said she was a missionary in Papua New Guinea (sp?) If any on you know who she was/is and has an address for her I would much appreciate it. Thanks, yo... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:37:41 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59219851 Hi, <BR> My name is Regina and am a new one to this group. <BR> I decided about a month ago that since I will be turning 60 next year I want to give myself a special gift. I am going to lose the weight I've been wanting to lose for a long time and be a new and healthy me. So I joined a local gym and started cutting out the unhealthy snacks. I've had a bit of a set back though. I was diagnosed with sciatica and have been going to PT twice a week. They don't want me to do much at the gym yet.I'... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:51:23 EST Struggling to know how to eat healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x59219649 I never even think about eating til about 11am - and then it's lunch time. Do I have to eat breakfast? <BR> <BR> I LOVE popcorn in the evenings. So I eat a salad or vegies for dinner and save calories for a treat at night. Is this unhealthy/unwise? <BR> <BR> How do I figure out how much fat/carbs/protein etc to eat and how to balance them? <BR> <BR> I just don't get it. I cannot do the meal plans because I live in a 3rd world country that does not have the same foods as those in Amer... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:36:16 EST A New Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59213723 I'm ready to change my life and finish losing my weight. Now I have to drop 90 pounds. I know I can do this. It's not going to be easy, but it will be worth it. So I put together a plan and I'm off to go. I hope to meet new friends for support and friendship here as well. It's good to know I'm not alone. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:25:19 EST heart healthy diet plan or prediabetic plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x59211846 question - I do need to follow the heart healthy diet plan but also would like it to be lower carb like a prediabetic plan. Can I choose both settings in the nutrition section and have the meals get the best of both plans? Or will only one apply. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:40:15 EST Discouraged but starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59210295 Hi, My name is Toni, I am a missionary living in Papua New Guinea. We don't have the same foods here as in America so it is a challenge. I've been 'dieting' for years - but this time I mean it! I have got to lose this weight! Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:19:15 EST Beth Mae http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59207240 I am older in body and weight and serious about feeling better by losing weight and becoming more active. My. Daughter introduced me to Sparks a couple years ago. I liked it but did not commit myself to this program. Day 1-made my daily menu, going shopping for the right foods and will then find some exercise I can do. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:32:15 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59206255 Seems as if every time I start back onto my exercise and diet program, something throws me off. This time it's a chest cold and laryngitis. Good walking work-out last Monday and then I got sick.Still can't speak clearly. Hope that by Monday I'll be feeling better. emoticon <BR> <BR> I'm a 60-something woman in Brooklyn who has been overweight except for one period in the 80's after I did a semi-starvation fast. Except for that time, and another time that I used the Fat Flush program succes... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:03:06 EST Ready to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59200065 Hello, My name is Bobby and I just turned 61. Spent most of my life over weight and now with various medical problems popping up it is now time to become the slim person I can be. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:37:43 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59192776 I am a 51 year old woman. I lost 99 pounds over the past year and a half but have found that 20 pounds came back on over the summer. I'm hoping the information and support offered through SparkPeople and its members/followers will help me get back on track and allow me to realize my goals of losing another 95 pounds. I love my family, my 2 golden retrievers, friends, photography, travel, camping and reading. I have a wonderful husband and two grown daughters. I'm ready to become the indi... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:54:17 EST Joys Of Retirement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x59188319 I have been retired for one year now and it has been a wonderful year. I'm actually going through the house and getting rid of things from mom that we don't need and donating them. It is taking time and I still have a lot to do, but it is getting done. I've also joined a senior yoga class, joined a class on water aerobics, exercise more, walk more and slow down and smell the flowers. I spend a lot of time with Evan who is now 5 and is exactly like his father. It is wonderful. I've also... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:25:54 EST thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59161724 Thank you ALL for the encouragement, just reading them all gives me the strength and help I need. BUT of course my Hubby is my ROCK, he is supportive and never puts me down! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:36:25 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59154289 I'm trying to lose 57 pounds and just started on here. I'm a southern lady! Wife, mom and grandma. I'm trying to be more social as I'm alone a lot! Happy to be here!! :-) Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:09:12 EST telling others about your diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x59141683 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> I'm about 1-1/2 weeks into my "reboot" of this plan. It's been interesting! Friends and family members have had different reactions when I tell them that I'm dieting again. Most are very supportive and encouraging, and have even offered to go on a walk with me (which I appreciate, as it's more fun to walk with another person). <BR> <BR> What I've found funny is how many people start telling me what I should and shouldn't eat. I guess they think they are being helpful. Th... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:07:02 EST A BETTER ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59139968 START BY CREATING A CHAIN REACTION: START WITH LOVING YOURSELF, THEN RESPECT YOURSELF, SO YOU CAN BETTER AND BE YOURSELF. <em>247</em> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:06:18 EST Hugs to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59135364 I am excited to be with all of you in our quest having 50 pounds to lose. Having many health issues, I know this is going to be a challenge. I welcome suggestions and will need motivation. I hope I may be of help to someone as well. <em>520</em> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:38:55 EST Hi Y'all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59120215 New to Spark . Not sure if i am doing this right or not but jumping in with both feet any how . Lol. Looking forward to being part of the team just feeling my way around right now . Please be patient with this old gal . Thanks Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:56:23 EST Back to do it right! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59090801 Hello, All!! Excited to be beginning a new program with SPARK and back rehab. I took a fall at my volunteer work (training service dogs) and broke a vertebrae and damaged two disks. It's been a long road, but I'm finally at a point where I can do some rehab with (almost) vigor. I do a combination of AquaZumba (modified), deep water aerobics, and am adding some Tai Chi in today. My goal is to add walking in by the end of September. I'm already finding that being accountable for logging i... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:38:22 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59078350 Hi, I'm new to Spark, and I would like to lose about 55 pounds. I have been overweight for over 21 years. I have already lost 14 pounds in the last 3 months just by using my treadmill 5 - 6 days a week. My goal is to lose 55 more pounds by the time my daughter graduates from college next year. I could really use the support and make new friends. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:24:32 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59059498 This is all new to me, when I was able to work I didn`t have to worry about my Health or my weight. Since I injured my Knee not much I can do, then Doctor found that I have A Heart Murmur. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:34:20 EST uggg http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59056668 Hello everyone. My name is Barbara. I am 54 and weigh 231. I need to get healthier and physically stronger. Theoretically I guess I know how to do this, I just can't seem to get a plan of action and stick with it. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 23:32:46 EST Back again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59053082 Hi, here I go again. I know I want to get off this roller coaster of weight gain, weight loss. I was on before, great start and then I slipped back to my old ways and I was too ashamed to post and track. I am back to try again. I feel different about it this time and I need to, I want to succeed. <em>521</em> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 15:21:53 EST hello to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59043570 Hello team! After reading the team description, it looks like this is the best team for me to join. I've been a member of Spark People for years, but haven't used the site on a regular basis. After not logging in for many months, I promised myself that this time I would become more active on the forum and take advantage of all the tools offered on this great website. I hope to make new friends in this forum, and get and give support for our journey together. I feel like it's a good day to sta... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 16:33:18 EST Goodbye Twoterville & hello Onederland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59029302 This is day 1 for me. I revamped my spark page & am ready to go! <em>104</em> I've been MIA for a while now & gained back 30 lbs. Enough is enough! I would love to get out of Twoterville & see Onederland by the end of the year. I am going to work real hard & just maybe if my body would also co-operate I might see my goal. If I don't reach it at least I will be closer to my goal than I am now! I'm starting with baby steps. This week I am going to weigh & measure all my food. I will blog wee... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:57:03 EST Motivated finally!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x59028205 Weight loss cannot happen unless you are truly motivated, & act up that motivation! <em>386</em> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 08:29:27 EST Time for a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58983971 Hi fellow Sparkers. As I near 50, I realize I am not the spring chicken I once was. Over the last year I have put on a considerable amount of weight due to stresses of owning my own business. I also find I have been more sedentary than normal. I love racquetball, but at my weight my knees started saying NO. I used to play golf once a week, but my golf buddy broke his arm and is out this year. I used to go to the gym, but stopped after losing my mother-in-law (I truly loved her!). I do play dr... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:05:35 EST This is new, so it's ok to laugh, I likely am too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58975832 I have been using SP off and on for over a year and have decided to take that bold, daring leap into this generation. I am really impressed by the posts and thought provoking blogs that I have been reading for the past week. I am also glad to be here.... Just not really sure what to do next! <BR> I am half way to my first goal. After a full year at a plateau, I am ready to try a little something different to hopefully kickstart my push toward the goal line. Being over 50 isn't for sissie... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:54:08 EST Back to try again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58943386 <em>252</em> <BR> I hope to be more motivated this time; Please help me stay on track. <BR> I will encourage you too. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:47:52 EST Life's Challenging moments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58921896 My name is Anne. I've been involved with SparkPeople before, losing 60 lbs. I kept that off and it's time to get myself going again....taking time out for me from my crazy world of stress and chaos that seems to follow me. <BR> I work a very stressful job and recently left my abusive marriage of 17 years. I then found the love of my life after having lost contact with him 30 years ago. We're married now but the divorce/shared parenting dulldrums really get me down. that being said, I h... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:23:53 EST Hello to all the Sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58892199 My name is Luiza, and I live and work in Mexico. I am working on finding out more about binge eating and have recently joined the Shrink Yourself program. I would like to meet other people online to share and discuss strategies to implement to help me to deal with my emotional overeating. For those of you who know the site perhaps recommend a forum to join to find like minded people. Thank you. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:30:39 EST The Moon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=835x11533x58891557 Does any one know what sign the moon is. I think the people I have come in contact with today have lost their mind <em>24</em> <em>252</em> Linda <BR> Just keep swimming <em>253</em> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:10:02 EST The Moon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=835x11533x58891517 Does any one know what sign the moon is. I think the people I have come in contact with today have lost their mind <em>24</em> <em>252</em> Linda <BR> Just keep swimming <em>253</em> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:05:21 EST New to Spark and Ideal Protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58887225 Started IP July 21st and feel so much better.With a Life habit change I know I need support. So Googled and I found you!!! Im 63 and never to late to make changes. Looking forward to all the imput to keep me going. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:22:49 EST Hi Y'all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58884861 Hi Y'all i' am from Oklahoma City and have found out that my doctor wants to put me on Insulin shots but I prefer to get health and get off all my meds that are not necessary. Today I will be going to a new gym to try a different water fitness program and I' am excited. Well I hope all have a great and blessed day today. bye for now Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:56:31 EST fat sassy gramma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58870484 1 husband, 2 kids, 5 grandkids, and an aging MIL, I need to be much fitter in order to keep up. The RA treatments aren't helping, but I discovered activity helps. A busy summer and I lost the gains 4 mths of physical therapy got me so, looking for some encouragement and accountability cause I do have a sweet tooth and I am lazy I like to read not run Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:35:20 EST still losing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58866839 Down another 1.5 lbs, slowly but surely. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:12:50 EST Back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58866198 I joined SparkPeople years ago and really liked it. Then I joined another weight loss group and lost a lot of weight. I got lazy and careless and here I am, back to the beginning! Just signing up and going for a walk this morning has boosted my enthusiasm! Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:03:09 EST Just joined today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58862517 55 and want to lose 60 lbs. <em>198</em> <BR> Seems so far away and out of reach--but I'll start with little, daily steps of walking 5X/wk, 30 mins/day.. <BR> GOALS: <em>311</em> <BR> I'll pray daily. <BR> Read Bible daily. <em>43</em> <BR> Exercise daily. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:40:21 EST I REALLY NEED TO DO THIS BUT AM SCARED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58859617 Hello - I am a 'slightly older' lady who has let herself go due to ill health and need some support please!!!! I am also willing to give support to anyone else who needs it. This is my first visit to any site like this and really don't know what to do or say. Please help!!! <BR> <BR> Thank you Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:18:20 EST I'm back to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58858537 Hello, I'm back after a year. I need friends to talk too. if you like to connect please connect with me. I've been pretty lonely. I am recovering from Cellulitis and now looking to get back in to working out. Need support. If interested please contact me. I don't care of age or gender. tks, Phyl Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:13:20 EST Great Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58858137 Well today is a great day. It is my 66th birthday and I feel wonderful. I spent last night at my nephews and his family. We had a wonderful time and Evan made a picture for me and printed Happy Birthday on it and his name on the card. He is wonderful to spend time with and we had a great time. Today I'm relaxing and taking it easy. It is going to be a quiet day and that is perfect. Hope everyone has a great day. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:12:11 EST The thousands of Christians in Iraq http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58854876 I pray for the Christians who are being killed or prosecuted in Iraq. They murdered 90 yesterday afternoon, including women and young children. These people are evil. I pray the protection of Jesus over these people and I pray that the US does not forget them. Jesus let them know that you will never leave nor forsake them. In Jesus precious name I pray, Amen Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:54:04 EST New to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58838276 Hi Everyone. I'm Donna from MD. I am 53 and 97 lbs overweight. I started on Monday and can already feel a difference. I eat three 400 calorie meals a deal and a snack. I dusted off my air climber and have been using it daily all week, only can use it a minute at a time but I use it 4-10 times a day. I am very excited to weigh myself tomorrow. I can do it this time! Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:50:05 EST Bad Food Joke. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=835x11533x58832705 Why does everyone want to hang around the mushroom?? <BR> <BR> <BR> .................. Because he is a fungi (Fun Guy).... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:51:54 EST Feet Shrinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58828723 <BR> Only lost about 20 lbs this time around, however my feet shrunk. My shoes now too big. I need to purchase new shoes before I trip while walking. Lost more weight than that without a change in shoe size. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:10:48 EST Hi I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58821053 Hope the community connection will help me reach my goal for a healthy happy Nana for my grandchildren. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:10:50 EST Hello - I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58815813 Hoping to find some like-minded people to walk this journey of weight loss and self discipline with me. I really want to get this weight off (AGAIN!!) and get back to feeling more healthy and energetic. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 03:07:16 EST Still losing a little at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58810598 I was down another .5 lb this morning, not much but still a loss. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:05:35 EST lajh1973 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58801868 Hi I'm new to the spark people program. Say that 3 times in a row. I live in Licking County and hope to lose a big whooping 80 pounds. I know it will take time, patience, determination and help from all of you. I've been told that I worry and take care of everyone else. Now that I'll be turning the big 60 in March, I should take care of myself. So can I lose the weight this time? Yes! Yes! Yes! With some help from all of you. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:46:46 EST Trying to Save my Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58800629 Hello everyone. My name is Denise. I am 52 years old, and having been battling my weight since I was 11. I am going on a cruise with my daughters in December - just after my 53rd birthday and my 10th sober anniversary. I want to have a level of fitness so I can enjoy the shore excursions and not be over the weight limit. I am tired of being fat and defeated. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:51:16 EST I need some help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58799177 I am realizing now that I cannot do this alone. I was hoping to get a friend of mine that I work with to join me in the attempt to look good and feel good again, but she has given up on herself. All of my efforts so far have not helped her to see the challenge of losing weight as one that is doable. I will still try to help her, but in the mean time... I NEED HELP! <BR> <BR> Maybe if I could find someone to share this journey with? Share the successes and challenges, and to help each o... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 12:52:06 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58794514 Hi all. I am going to be 57 this month and need to loose about 57 pounds so that my BMI will be in the normal range. I have been on this site two years ago and lost weight. Tracking my food and exercise is important for me....it seems to be the only way I lose. A year ago I had micro knee surgery to fix a tear in my ACL. I became sedentary (although I swim and do water aerobics). My knee is great,. now my lower lumbar region is giving me trouble. Doctor said that I should stay active ... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 23:10:26 EST New and Hoping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58792392 I will be 50 in October and I am going through menopause. Weight loss is no longer measured in pounds but ounces. I need some help so I have joined Sparkpeople and I hope to find my spark....flicker.....something to help me lose 61 pounds. <BR> <BR> Cant wait to talk to you all. <BR> Cindy Sat, 9 Aug 2014 18:49:58 EST Hi Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58788998 Just restarted sparks.. in two weeks I am at my drivers license weight..... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 09:59:26 EST im back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58781668 hi my name is cyndi and i am ready to do this again and this time im ready to get it done Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:49:54 EST kymimi74 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58772251 I am so excited to start this journey! Thu, 7 Aug 2014 14:14:00 EST On The Road Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58763151 I love that song, "On The Road Again!" I'm not really good with these things. I can tell all sorts of stories and give you a history of how I went from 85 lbs many many moons ago to 242, but...... I decided to do it a little differently this time. I study martial arts and love it. Returned to my Master about 5 years ago and am about ready to test for another belt. In July I started swimming lessons. Plan on registering for an exercise area so I can swim2 - 3 times per week. I got a re... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 16:00:24 EST Hello from the South http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58760812 My name is Liz. I am 50. I am married, live on a small farm in Ms. We have no children, lots of pets. I work full time in retail management. I need to lose weight the right way. I tend to grab the wrong things to eat when I am stress and on the run. I need support and motivation . Would like to meet friends , whom we can be their for each other in good and bad times. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 11:22:09 EST 50's must be the new black, cause I'm working it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58728275 Hello Everyone, I stumbled upon this site and was very intrigued. I have lost 30 pounds since January 2014 and have gain tons of happiness, confidence and energy. I have more to do on this journey and facing it with a fierce detemination. I have been blessed with an opportunity to start again and I am hoping with your help and support the possibilities are just within my reach. Have a great day and stay encouraged, see ya next time. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:00:03 EST Hello 62 and still trying...again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58687889 Hello back in spark, good to be here. 80 total to lose, but working on 15 by Jan first. Depressed but not eating. Depression disorder 40 years. Just bought life insurance first time big relief to have it. Grown daughter also bipolar struggling to make a living, son too. Struggling but hanging in. Grateful to God for good things. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:42:56 EST Hello there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58672337 Hi! <BR> <em>524</em> Here I go again! I've been up and down the scale so many times it's not funny. I always gain it back when I stop doing what I'd been doing. I KNOW what I need to do. I KNOW! I KNOW I can't stop...I KNOW!! Yet I let myself slip backwards...sometimes it would begin with a stagnating life circumstance(injuries, surgeries, two jobs and no time...convalescing a dying MIL,etc...)but not all the time and I KNOW that it didn't mean I had to give up, yet the exercise and healt... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:18:45 EST another loss this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58669405 I'm down another 1 lb and 1/2 this week, after a slip up even. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:33:46 EST What was your success today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58666398 I got on my exercise bike this morning and rode for a full 30 minutes. Feels great to start the day with an accomplishment. <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:02:36 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58654280 Im Michelle. 2 years ago. I had lost 163 lbs while in a nursing home. I have gained 30 lbs back and now im trying to do it on my own. Ive discovered that I need people who are going through the same thing. My goal is to lose another 100 llbs. I also want to walk better and be healtnier. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:37:18 EST 67 and still trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58653483 As you can see by my message title, I'm 67 and have 50+ lbs. to lose. I've been on many diets/plans in my adult life and I'm still convinced that I can lose the weight I need to lose and to keep off. For me, accountability is key and Sparkpeople seems to have everything I need. This is only day four, but so far so good. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:25:07 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58650430 I'm ready to try again to lose the weight and become a healthier version of myself. Joining a team, posting messages and blogging are all new to me. Maybe being encouraged and encouraging others will help me to stay true to my goals and give me the push I need to succeed. Let's make it through today together, okay? Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:05:32 EST Hi!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58639087 Hi! I am new to this site but I feel like I am "home". I am ready to get healthy and finally lose the weight. The older I get the more I realize how important it is to feel good and have lots of energy. Of course, I still want to get into my favorite pair of skinny jeans too :) This site is awesome!! Thanks for the welcome emails I have received! Looking forward to this weight loss journey with all of you. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:43:34 EST Looking for a spark buddy/buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58630617 Hi! I am a 50 year old English born again Christian lady, married, no kids, wanting to lose at least 62 pounds to get down to a healthy weight. I am going on holiday Saturday and will be starting to count calories and walk for exercise when I get back on Sunday 3rd August. Please sparkmail me if you’d like to buddy up. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:02 EST New Jacksonville member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58622222 Hi! I am very excited to be here , looking forward to hearing from new friends and getting to know yell. I need to get back on track and make my weight loss goals come true. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:17:48 EST Back Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58621911 Hi all. I'm returning to SP after almost a year. I had lost 40 lbs before, and then just fell off. Amazingly I only gained back 10 lbs. (something must have stuck). I think this time might be a little easier because my husband also wants to lose weight and we no longer live with my daughter and granddaughters, so we're really cutting off a lot of the processed food that we used to make because it was easier to cook for between 7 and 10 people. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:42:21 EST Total hip replacement, new life style... new me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58605240 Hi SparkPeople, <BR> New to this site, just found it on the internet, looks great. I have enjoyed reading the posts, and they give me hope that I too will be able to change my bad habit of eating the wrong things and lots of them. I will need to learn all the posting and charting my personal data, but it will be a great learning tool. I am opened to receiving some good tried and true guidance, trust me I need all the help I can. Thank you all in advance for your help and information and loo... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:38:08 EST Hi there to everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58602228 Hi Cheers for the invitations. I hope you can keep me motivated! I do well at the start then the usual happens, I get down and can't be bothered. So I've got nothing to lose weight for except myself now. No weddings, big parties nowt. So the biggest reason I do have if for myself. I think that maybe motivation enough. But please keep me on track and do my nut in if I lose the plot or you don't hear from me in a while. 1st day done and dusted and feeling good. So cheers again everybody x <BR> ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:59:43 EST Confused http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58599639 I'm having difficulty hearing the videos and also having them stop because of "an error occurred". It does not happen all the time, only sporadically, like today. I tried 3 times to watch a motivational clip and it stopped about half way each time. When I watched 2 fitness videos today, they completed, but there was no sound. Are others experiencing the same issues? I took my points for the motivational clip. I figured 3 half attempts was more than 1 full attempt. I was able to follow the exe... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:48:22 EST NEW... Last Letter starts new word. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58588345 game Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:59:21 EST new to spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58559743 I am a diabetic and have asthma, so I need a lot of help. love this site, I have already learned a lot. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:20:48 EST Starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58541049 Hi everyone, my name is Mary. I live in southern IN. I was on here many years ago. Couldn't remember on to get back on so started a new account. <BR> <BR> Last month my husband passed away after a long illness. So I'm starting a new chapter in my life. One of my first goals is to get healthy and feel better about myself. I have plenty of time now to do this. <BR> <BR> I also need to make new friends and I heard this is a good place to do that too. <BR> <BR> I'm not too good at writing so ... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:54:09 EST New at this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58540105 Hi my name is Debbie an was told about this site by my niece. I am 53 married an have 2 children an 2 grandchildren. Moved to the state of Maine 9 months ago. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:05:42 EST This time I am in for the long haul http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58514605 I am back on Spark. This time for the long haul. No matter how many times I stumble, no matter how many times I want to give up. I need to stay on this journey because the alternative is getting progressively sicker and I am sick of feeling sick and tired. No miracles, no quick fixes, just one day at a time. I read a quote from a singer who lost a lot of weight and was asked about her motivation. Her answer really resonated with me. She said she didn't want to grow old being cared for by t... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:25:34 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58473928 I have been gone a couple of years so it is like I am a newbie LOL. I am a retired 64 YO grandma. I live with my son, Daughter in law and two of my 4 grand kids. I had lost 100 lbs over a 15 year period but gained back about 20 of it. My current goal is to get under 200. We live in North TX on 5 acres. We have chickens and are hoping to get a couple of cows. I know what I need to do to lose weight I just can't seem to get motivated so I am.coming back to sparks for some accountability Tue, 8 Jul 2014 23:39:11 EST Game - What is your favorite workout song? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58466099 Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits Tue, 8 Jul 2014 09:14:00 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58459424 trying to see if this will work for me, seems interesting so far, and informative Mon, 7 Jul 2014 17:29:24 EST I have returned-Shouldn't have left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58457972 I have returned to SparkPeople because I have enjoyed it and it worked-when I put in the required motivational umph. My motivation tends to come and go. At the moment I am hoping that THIS time things will really stick and that in a year I will still be here and be living a healthy life at a good weight. <BR> <BR> I keep trying to "like" exercising. So far my recumbant bicycle and Total Gym are the two pieces of equipment I keep returning to. Walking used to be enjoyable, but frankly, my... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:26:17 EST My first week with SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58457485 Hi, my first week with Spark has been great! I have surprised myself and lost 8 pounds! A friend from L.A. showed me an app he used for weight loss so I went online and found your free site! It's the first time weight loss has made sense to me. I am a visual learner so to see the charts and know where I am meeting goals as far as carbs, protein, etc. and the tips on where to improve and speaking in lay mans terms such as buying individual bags of chips so I can learn portion control. Eve... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 13:32:14 EST 2 1/2 lbs lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58455513 I was pleasantly surprised when I got on the scale this morning and had lost 2 1/2 more lbs. <BR> A total of 17 1/2 lbs! Yippee! Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:23:12 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58443201 I just joined this morning and am hoping to find the support and inspiration that will finally get me towards my goal of weight loss and health gain :) Sun, 6 Jul 2014 07:15:38 EST Just introduing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58440566 Hi there! I am new here and am highly motivated today....I have been working on making healthier choices and am hoping that the SparkPeople program will help me be more successful. <BR> <BR> Best of luck to you all..... <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> debbalynne Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:49:25 EST Now is the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58424342 I'm Linda in Hawaii, almost 57 years old and according to the weight chart I saw in my Dr's office 99 lbs over weight. I'd be happy with 170#. Emotional eater, lifelong overweight, Former drug user, getting treated for Hep C right now. The inside is getting fixed, how about the outside? Anyone in the Pearlridge area want to walk or do other activities (Hike Aiea Loop?) please contact me! Everyone else, peace to you and best wishes in your quest! Fri, 4 Jul 2014 02:18:10 EST hey, I thought I only had 45 pounds to lose....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58414111 but I've landed in this team. Help !!! I can't even get started as we have a big family gathering this coming weekend. <BR> <BR> Once I get going I'll be as keen as mustard but I need a buddy to start with me next Monday morning....no fail. Is there a quick start diet for week 1? Thu, 3 Jul 2014 05:10:25 EST starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58397651 Hi My name is Norma and I am 57 and need to lose 100+ lbs. Looking forward to help encourage others on this journey. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 15:40:04 EST 1 1/2 lb more gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58394537 Went to the ocean for the weekend and walked on the beach with my dogs. It was a lovely time. I was so happy to get on the scale and see I lost 1 and a half pounds. 15 lbs gone now. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:15:22 EST Here I go again!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58389866 Hi everyone my name is Linda and here I am again. I am here again but I am having a hard time getting started !. I need a whole bunch of help and motivations! Any ideas? Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:34:20 EST Time for a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58354260 After many years of raising children and putting myself last, I have declared this year the time to take care of me. So for my birthday I booked a cruise for my family, enjoyed it immensely, ate healthy and challenged myself to experience more of life. I averaged 6-8 miles of walking, snorkeled the Caribbean and ziplined in Jamaica. Once home I continued on my me journey. I haven't looked back since. Best decision ever! I didn't gain a pound on the crusie which is amazing to me, and have be... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:46:15 EST Good Morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58353047 I am finally getting serious about learning to eat correctly. I would like to lose 50 pounds. I over eat when I am stressed out. I have been buying fruits and veggies instead of sweets so if I want to over eat then it is healthy. I need a lot of support for this. It is scary for me because I'm concerned about failure. I'm worried that I am going to start this and then quit. I am going to make an effort to stick with this for life! <em>521</em> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:05:09 EST Hi I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58343334 Hi everyone I'm new. I have found lots of good info, but still trying to make my way around the sites. Kat <em>213</em> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:41:45 EST Lorraine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58334634 Just started today June 25th which is a wed. need to lose 50 pounds for self esteem and health, quit smoking and gained a ton of weight <BR> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:43:31 EST forgot to weight in an measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58317876 <em>39</em> Trying to sell our home and got sidetracked with paperwork, I just realized it is Monday Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:42:58 EST Down 1/2 lb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58312016 Only lost a half of a pound, but still a loss. I just wish it came off faster, I've got to start exercising and see if I can speed it up. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:54:15 EST TNFLGAL's SparkPage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58300843 I need to met my first goal of 30 lbs. in six months. I have been in WW and become a lifetime member but feel off the band wagon. I think Spark is what I need right now. I started it 6 days ago and have already since increase energy ! <BR> Woo Hoo !!! Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:10:04 EST Figuring it out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58280532 I'm learning to live a no sugar/no artificial sweeteners, low carb, modified vegetarian lifestyle. I'm determined to figure this out and press forward. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:43:06 EST Just Starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58268834 Hi all. Just starting and looking forward to all the benefits of getting healthier by getting to a healthy weight. <em>9</em> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:09:33 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58254635 Hi all, just started Sparks, and wanted to have Team support on this journey. : ) <BR> I'm 56, a widow, and beginning a new chapter in my life. Have alot of weight to lose, but I am going to take it one day at a time. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 01:40:00 EST Kate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58243489 Hello, I am new here. I have decided to commit myself to losing weight. I have been waiting until the resolve arrived. I don't think it is good to yo-yo and constantly deride the self. So the time has come and I am looking at going from 110 kilos to something like 80. <BR> <BR> My big issue is being perfectly happy being sedentary. I work as a copy editor, am trained as a historian, and am about to become a published author. All sitting activities. Last year I adopted a dog, to help me get o... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 04:40:47 EST bequiltn8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58228527 I finally decided I need to take better care of myself-- I have a lot of weight to lose, and I certainly need help doing it. I have just spent 18 months away from my home caring for my ailing 90 yr old mother--has made me realize we don't have forever to do the things we thought we did. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:57:48 EST Thanking God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58220302 I am new to this site and am so thankful to God because I know I am not alone in my journey with weight loss and becoming healthy. I have been fighting the battle with weight for as long as I can remember. I lose some and then life happens and I gain it right back. I hope this is my answer to prayer. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 22:31:04 EST started Fri 13 with a full moon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58217926 Hope this doesn't mean bad luck for me, but I won't forget my start date. I hate to diet and I'm not good at doing things I hate. So I'm starting slow. Just trying to drink 8 glasses of water a day and enter what I eat. Not trying to change what I eat yet. I all ready exercise a lot, I like that. I'm going to record my exercise to be sure I'm doing well. I joined the group challenges for drinking water and posting daily so I will try that too. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:01:34 EST 12 lbs down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58217157 I'm so excited I'm down another pound for a total of 12 lbs. It feels so good to be eating healthy and losing weight again. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 14:54:54 EST praying for DJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58217117 Elsie I'm praying for DJ I have a golden retriever that is 12 yrs old and don't know how much longer I will have him. Dogs bring so much love and joy to our lives and are so much a part of the family. GOD BLESS. <BR> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 14:49:11 EST Newbie! Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58216114 HI all, wanted to introduce myself to the group. I have another 60 pounds to lose, and started up with Spark a week ago. Enjoying the site so far and finding a lot of info. <BR> <BR> Wishing you all the best on your journey to wellness. <BR> <em>381</em> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:42:49 EST Hi I am New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58206115 I am new to the team but not to SparkPeople. I hope to meet my goals this time round. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:51:54 EST what a wake up call http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58198812 I guess I have been living in a make believe world. A world where I have been telling myself fibs. I have been telling myself that I l look petty good.....maybe a pound or two to live, but nothing urgent and certainly nothing anyone would notice. well hubby was taking pictures today and took a few of me. Wow. Who is that woman?! She is old and fat and stooped over. I need to fix this. I now have my motivation. I am also horrified and ashamed. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:13:43 EST Facing up to fear of losing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58171992 I'd like some input on self sabotage and fear of losing. I've been on diets since I was 9 years old (not my choice). I got down to "normal" twice but each time put it all back on because I was young and it was a "diet" not a lifestyle. <BR> <BR> In later years, I've noticed a pattern. I might do ok until I lose about 20 lbs, but then it is almost like an anxiety attack--I get lazy and start "winging it" and boom, it's all back again. <BR> <BR> This last time I actually got over the 20 ... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:40:45 EST Joining today, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58171156 Hi, joining today to get some support on this weight loss journey. I have focused on walking/jogging since May 15, of at least 5 miles per day for 4 days a week. I have actually gained weight instead of losing, very depressing. I am decreasing sugar in my diet to low amounts 5 tsp or less to make my walking work for me. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:24:00 EST And so the journey begins... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58170872 Today I signed up for the coaching program. Anybody else doing the coaching program? I have been floundering the last 2 years...I need to lose 60 pounds. I plan to do this by tracking my food intake, lifting weights and walking 10,000 steps or more/day. I am really in need of accountability...so I am for the first time letting it all out there. I wish everyone continued success in their journey. <em>41</em> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:02:38 EST 25th Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58170690 I decided that today would be a good day to get serious about losing, since I have gained over 30 pounds in the 25 years I have been married. I NEED SUPPORT!!! I have NO ONE with whom to share this journey. My husband is diabetic and in denial. My best friend moved a couple thousand miles away a few years ago. I am relying on the kindness of strangers to help me stop killing myself with not only excess weight, but negative thoughts brought on by same. Thanks in advance. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:50:15 EST just joined yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58169924 I'm ready for a new way of living, might need a nudge every once in a while, <BR> Heck, don't be afraid to give me a good kick back into the groove. I have a long journey <BR> Ahead but I'm ready for the ride. Glad to join your group. <em>524</em> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:50:07 EST 1 more pound gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58161521 weighed 197 this morning down another pound. I'm so excited my eating plan is working so well. I've cut out all sugar, flour and wheat on the FAA plan. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:26:39 EST Dylan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58145637 Well after a long hiatus and a few cheeseburgers in between. I "manned up" for my first day back in the gym. I said I was going to take it easy, but I just kept going oddly enough after loathing the thought for several weeks. I was afraid that I am facing the miserable fact of my real condition. So I have 52 pounds to lose in 6 mo. Lofty? Maybe, but I want to say I tried anyway. I am very determined and I have a trainer that is very motivating. Wish you all well on reaching your goals this ye... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 01:38:02 EST Feeling good....but http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58144974 Trying something new. I've been experiencing a lot of pain and the doctor said I have inflammation. After reading up on it, the number one recommendation is to cut sugar and flour out of my diet. Day 3 and it's tough...but I feel good. Feeling good trumps sugar! Losing weight will also help with the pain. I'm on the brink of a HUGE life change and I'm ready. Bring it on! Sat, 7 Jun 2014 23:31:26 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58140516 Just restarting and hoping to make some friends. Need lots of encouragement. Just starting out is hard. Not my first time just hoping to make some better choices to live a healthier older life than I did younger life. Sat, 7 Jun 2014 12:41:50 EST I'm 56 w/100lbs someone lost-and i found http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58135652 <em>246</em> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 23:36:21 EST Down another 1lb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58132955 I'm down another 1 lb for a total of 10 lbs. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 17:59:29 EST How do you deal with logging restaurant meals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58132598 Guess I'm being a bit anal, but it is bothering me that I can't have my food log "perfect" today cuz I ate out. Small restaurant, no nutrition info available. Trying to resist the urge to obsess over this. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 17:09:00 EST Lost my first 1-1/2 lb! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58132588 I wrote here over a week ago under "Shot myself in the foot" and I was so depressed. After following SparkCoach and reading some kind posts from y'all, I am feeling better and lost my first "sparkpoints" weight! I get a strange sense of accomplishment from logging in daily, cuz it's such a positive thing to do, I guess. <BR> <BR> Almost afraid to believe it!! Trying hard not to think about the long road ahead...also, taking it slow and just starting with some stretches, my herniated dis... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 17:07:13 EST Down another 1lb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58130778 I'm down another lb . It's official I'm in wonderland for sure. 10 lbs gone! Fri, 6 Jun 2014 12:34:21 EST Hi y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58128594 Hi -- My name is Brian and I'm from Georgia. I've really been enjoying the many non-community features of SparkPeople so I thought I'd give this a try. <BR> <BR> I'm 54, started at 394 pounds 2 weeks ago and I've lost 9 pounds as of my last weigh-in. I joined a gym and bought into their training program and promised myself I would do whatever my trainer said instead of second-guessing her or verbally sparring with her. It feels great. For me, taking these things out of the realm of "I have t... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:25:36 EST Hi there Im happy to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58124338 I have been dieting ( alone) for many years since teen years different diets ...I did Atkins modified for me for 14 years...and I hope to be able to eat more regular foods as Im quite tired of soooooooo much meat! Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:48:19 EST beginning again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58117611 Hi all, I was a member of Sparks about 4 years ago (maybe 3) and lost 23 lbs. <em>224</em> at that time. I then had a problem with knee pain and ended up needing a total knee replacement. I was actually excited about having it as I had the other knee done about 18 years ago and it was such a tremendous help. Unfortunately this one wasn't a "tremendous help" and after 4 months I needed to have it done over. By this time I had just about given up on Spark and myself. As these last 3 yea... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 10:02:31 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58108042 Hi I am new to Spark and am on a quest to lose weight. I want to get healthy and fit for myself and my two grand children so I can do more with them. Any and all help and advise would be greatly appreciated. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:37:30 EST down 2 more lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58084614 down 2 more pounds since last weeks weigh in. I'm in onederland again! Mon, 2 Jun 2014 13:35:15 EST Spring into Summer-1 lb a week Challenge til 6/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6970x11533x58076592 Started this weight loss journey April 8 <BR> As of June 1 I am down 18 pounds. I am hoping to be down 20 pounds by next weigh in June 3 <BR> <BR> April 8- 186 <BR> April 15- 181 <BR> April 22- 179 <BR> April 29- 176 <BR> May 6- 175 <BR> May 13- 175 <BR> May 20- 170 <BR> May 27- 168 <BR> June 3 <BR> June 10 <BR> June 17 <BR> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 21:54:08 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58075516 I just joined SparkPeople the other day. I'm trying to get healthier and stronger. I have several medical issues to balance, but I am determined to be as well as possible with nutrition and exercise. I hope to lose weight, but I'm trying to stay focused on being healthy. I'm looking forward to learning about what this site has to offer and meeting others on similar journeys. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:22:11 EST Prayer for my Grandson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58073376 Please pray for my grandson, Nicholas Mullen. He is fighting meth and heroin addition and is not winning the battle. He says he doesn't believe in "all that Jesus" stuff, but he was raised going to church, I know his faith is in there somewhere. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 16:20:48 EST New again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58061915 Hi, my name is Sandy. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for quite a while. I had joined this team a couple of years ago and really liked how fun and motivating the team is. Life got in the way and I had left pretty much all of my teams and wasn't very active for a while. Well, I found my way back and my determination is stronger than ever. I am ready to do this now, so I thought I would come back to the team. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and reconnecting with some of ... Sat, 31 May 2014 15:24:12 EST Hi - I'm new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58061687 I'm looking forward to being part of this great Las Vegas team! <BR> Sat, 31 May 2014 14:51:42 EST Thank You Lord for this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x58043748 Dear Father, <BR> We lift up each prayer request that has been posted praying that You would surround these precious ones with Your Love. May Your Joy surround them as they wait on You to meet their every need. We specially lift up this little boy with spina bafida praying that healing virtue would flow through his body to every organ and cell. May his parents find their strength in You May Your Peace guard their hearts. in Jesus Name, Amen Thu, 29 May 2014 22:02:15 EST Shot myself in foot and hating it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58040105 <em>234</em> I'm 57 and recently lost 51 lbs and kept it off about a year...then....my life took a downspin and I couldn't hold it all together. I need to loose more than that, another50 probably, but now instead of being halfway.....I'm back to day one. ARGHHHHHH Trying to get my self set up to succeed again and looking for an active team. <BR> <BR> Do you think it is harder when we're older? <BR> Can we ever really be "normal" sized when we're older? <BR> Why did I do this to myself ... Thu, 29 May 2014 14:48:10 EST Dropping in to visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x58039155 I'm searching for a team where I feel I fit in. I am 67 and would like to lose about 80 pounds. I live in Florida and just retired last December 31. I'm young at heart and get around good . . . but just was diagnosed with Parkinson's a couple of months ago. It is imperative that I get as fit as possible since I'm in the battle of my life! Thu, 29 May 2014 12:42:52 EST Ready to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57995241 My name is Lori (BellaMitzi are the names of my two dogs) and I searched for a carb counter online and found this website! I am a sugar addict and I just got off a day detox eating program to get off sugar and bad carbs. I lost 12 lbs but now at a stand still. I need to lose 65 more lbs so this website is perfect for tracking what I eat and exercising WHICH I AVOID but know I must exercise to get the rest of this weight off. It seems to be harder to lose weight being 50+. I am excited on... Sun, 25 May 2014 18:18:08 EST Trying a different approach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57981459 Hi all, I'm Bonnie and trying SP again. I have over 70 lbs to lose but I've never been very successful at weight loss. Now that I'm a "mature" woman, it's darn near impossible to budge the scale so I'm trying to change my mindset. Rather than focus on weight loss, I'm going to focus on the nutrition and fitness, changing things little by little until it becomes habit, and let the weight settle where it settles. I've already made a few positive steps--completely given up drinking any kind ... Sat, 24 May 2014 09:54:33 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57981451 I have never been here before, but am happy with trying anything. <BR> <BR> It does occur to me that it may be ironic that I am joining a forum where I will have to do more sitting in front of a computer, but perhaps I can get beyond that. <BR> <BR> I have about 55 pounds to lose to feel myself and keep my knees from screaming at me. I am finding it all very difficult. Sat, 24 May 2014 09:53:29 EST Trying SP for the first time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57977313 Hi, I'm Kathleen and trying SparkPeople for the first time. My goal is to loss close at least 50 pounds by Christmas and more than willing take of more weight if the body and mind are wanting too! I have to take an honest look at what weight I truly want to be, which I have never been at as far of, and look at what weight is best for my health. I have a poor body image and I don't know if I will ever be happy with any weight I'm at even when I'm at my final goal weight. I guess I'm one of th... Fri, 23 May 2014 21:18:08 EST Trying SP again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57972893 Hello everyone, My name is Cathy and I live in South GA. I will be 57 tomorrow, I'm divorced and my children are all grown and gone. SP worked for me before but like most people when you stop participating and think you can do it on your own the weight creeps back up. Have a great day! <em>213</em> Fri, 23 May 2014 11:47:33 EST Going Down Hill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57964669 TRAYMORE Good evening everyone, Well the past two weeks has been very hard we had our Women's Convention meaning early dinner and late snacks. After that my achilles tendon ruptured, so I have not been able to exercise. Another 4 weeks without my exercise program, so please keep me in your prayers. Pray for me as I pray for you. Thank you Thu, 22 May 2014 17:09:36 EST Looking Forward To A Healthier Lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57957411 Hello, my name is Sandra. I have been with SP since 2010, but a newbie to this team. Been out of pocket for a while. Health issues are causing me to really think about getting back on track with a healthier diet and staying committed. Need to lose at least 50 lbs. Have a serious back problem that I may can get some relief with weight loss. Looking forward to staying connected with others that are going through similar experiences. <em>213</em> Thu, 22 May 2014 01:15:50 EST new to the site. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57950277 Hi! <BR> New to the site. I lost about 40 pounds on low carb diet and went on vacation and let it all go. <BR> So back to the straight and narrow. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:42:08 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6970x11533x57925152 Hello Everybody <BR> Im new to this whole Spark website.i was wondering if any one could give me ant pounters for success Mon, 19 May 2014 10:34:47 EST Hello - I'm Merci from Portland, Oregon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57909821 I was on Sparks quite a few years ago, now I'm back! I am determined to make it work this time: I'm 52, 100+ pounds to lose, not getting younger, and don't want to spend the rest of my life feeling sore, tired, sick, depressed, and generally just plain 'blah'. It's time for a change, and I'm feeling very motivated this time - I will do this! I know it will take time, I will slip up, it will go slow or even stop on occasion, but I will plug my way through every opportunity that comes my way! ... Sat, 17 May 2014 23:27:18 EST glad to be back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57908213 Hi, 7 years ago I used SP to lose 100 lbs. Due to some health issues and getting married( can't fix my husband salad every night :-)I have gained 50 of it back. Now that I have a new hip I am ready to get going again. Sat, 17 May 2014 20:20:15 EST Getting Back to Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57899951 Hi Everyone! My name is Colleen and I just recently rejoined Weight Watchers and SP. I am working hard on becoming healthy again. This sounds like a great place to get inspiration and meet new friends. Fri, 16 May 2014 23:17:56 EST Does green tea count? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=835x11533x57892210 I am wondering if I can count caffeine free green tea and vitamin water in this challenge? My vitamin water is zero calories and and zero sugars. Fri, 16 May 2014 09:11:52 EST Just checked my last weigh in..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57860977 I've lost 20 lbs since I last checked my weight on Spark People. It seems the weight is coming off so slow, but this really boosted my confidence. Hang in there, it will come off if you are consistent. Tue, 13 May 2014 15:41:33 EST Ready for lifestyle change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57848751 Hi all <BR> My name s Jan and I have well over 100 lbs to lose. I am ready for a change, sick of being sick! I have already took one big step I quit smoking 6 months ago after smoking for some 30 years. But I waited too long and have been diagnosed with COPD. But I have decided I'm not gonna let my health issues stop me from losing weight! Glad to be here and look forward to chatting with you all Mon, 12 May 2014 15:29:52 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57841193 My name is Maritza and I am 58 yrs old. I am diabetic and have high cholesterol and high blood pressure too. I need to loose weight to get better. I will appreciate all the support given! thanks! Sun, 11 May 2014 23:33:03 EST I'm in this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6970x11533x57840990 I hit the wrong button Sun, 11 May 2014 23:13:02 EST Feeling Inspired http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57823735 Good Morning to everyone This is a new journey for me I just turned 60 years old.. I am an administrative manager at a local hospital, unfortunately divorced after 30 years of marriage. My divorce almost 10 years ago hit me hard and it was like I was in a trance. When I came out of the trance through therapy, support of my friends and family I found my emotional health and strength better than ever, however my body has not recovered, I am 85 YES 85! pounds heavier than I was 10 years... Sat, 10 May 2014 08:23:28 EST Hi, I'm new to this team but not to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57819520 I am trying again to lose weight after a hiatus. I have recently been to a registered dietitian at the local hospital to help me get to the bottom of why I don't lose weight. I've had a very difficult time of it. No, it's not my thyroid, I've had it checked every year. I just started a new exercise regimen, swimming and water aerobics because of arthritic knees and one ankle. I use a cane and so even WATP with Leslie Sansone is difficult. Tried "chair exercise" and it just doesn't cut it for ... Fri, 9 May 2014 20:05:44 EST cindy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57811942 I am over weight and in bad health, I am trying to change my way of eating and getting exercise daily Fri, 9 May 2014 07:30:23 EST Hi everyone, I'm brand new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57806111 Hi, my name is Cheryl. I am brand new to Spark People and a little overwhelmed at all there is to see and do. This team seems to fit me well, so looks like a good place to start. Thanks! :) Thu, 8 May 2014 16:51:00 EST Hi, I'm Carrie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57767569 I'm returning to Sparkpeople after a detour to Weight Watchers. Ready to get my mojo back after a year of complicated life events and a ridiculously cold winter. Spring is coming, right? Right? <BR> <BR> Thanks for having me. Mon, 5 May 2014 14:59:43 EST New start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57761984 Hi I'm new to this team, but have been in Sparks people for a while. <BR> I had to take a break while caring for my family, but am now ready to start back taking care of me. <BR> My name is Jean. <BR> I'm 53, married and care for a disabled husband and his 85yr old mother. <BR> I also run a small library & museum part time. <BR> I'm pre-diabetic and plan on stopping that as well as loose 100 lbs. <BR> I know I didn't put it on over night and can't get it off over night, but with work it can b... Mon, 5 May 2014 07:54:10 EST Where have I been?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57751485 I am amazed and feel stupid. <em>40</em> I had never seen this area before! I have been here so long and did not know this exisisted!! <BR> Starting a new day with inspiration from you all. Sun is shining and I hope my energy will let me do the things that got neglected yesterday. <BR> Hugs, to all, Betty Sun, 4 May 2014 10:31:21 EST question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57744655 so Yesterday I was 200 pounds and my goal is 150. If I lose the weight and am less than 50 pounds to go does that mean I can't be on the team anymore? Just asking <BR> Blessings <BR> Marsha Sat, 3 May 2014 18:34:02 EST Hi My name is Marsha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57744593 Looking forward to losing weight. Looking forward to getting healthy. Sending blessings to all team members Sat, 3 May 2014 18:28:37 EST New team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57738024 Just wanted to say Hi! This team seems like a perfect fit for me. <BR> Doug Sat, 3 May 2014 04:48:28 EST New team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57738021 Just wanted to say Hi! This team seems like a perfect fit for me. <BR> Doug Sat, 3 May 2014 04:47:34 EST New to Sparkpeople and Missouri. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57727761 I am new to SparkPeople and Live in Lebanon, Missouri. I'm disabled and don't drive but, looking for new friends and possibly a buddy to go walking with. Fri, 2 May 2014 09:05:19 EST Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57718918 In the search box put the team name and blogs. You will find the link listed below for just your 50+ team blogs. Some teams have no listing. Hope that SP will still lets us search for blogs by team in the future. <BR> You can also Look in your browser history, if you have recently visited your team blog page and find the link that way. Thu, 1 May 2014 15:33:22 EST HELLO HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57717385 Hi All just starting out and need encouragement and support. very motivated at moment want to keep it going <BR> Ebbie Thu, 1 May 2014 12:56:49 EST Found the BLOGS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57709607 Found the blogs on the community page under "Featured Blog Posts From Members" Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:14:58 EST Here I am Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57695253 Every time I gain yet even more weight and think of doing something "desperate", I look at the prices and the gimmicks of the other plans and I always come back to SparkPeople. So here I am, a little heavier than when I left some time ago. I am looking for coaching and feedback - and hope. This is the first time I have tried using the message boards. I need to convince myself that I can really lose weight. I haven't had much luck in the past. Hoping this forum will help get me started. ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:17:33 EST protein mix http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57692630 What kind of protein mix does anyone use? I want to use it as a snack make a shake with my nutribullet and add vegetables and fruits.Sometimes use it for breakfast. Just depends on how many calories i have/ <BR> <BR> Kim Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:30:25 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57682108 HEY, I am Linda and this is my first day toward a getting healthier. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:25:05 EST Hi I am Kathy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57679519 I found out I have high blood pressure. What a shock. I always had low blood pressure. Still trying to figure out what to eat. I loved to eat salt on everything. Now I have to stop. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:13:02 EST On the road again to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57667144 I have made this journey so many times in the past - sometimes with success but more with failures. It seems I have taken care of and worried about so many others that I lost sight of the person I needed to care for the most. I am on my way to finding that someone again. This is another new journey for me and hopefully it will be the most successful one I have undertaken. If it is to be it is up to me. Wish me luck. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:42:44 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57659655 Hello everyone. My name is Michael. I have started counting calories and exercising on March 7th, 2014. Thus far I have lost 19.2 lbs. My goal is to lose an additional 61.8 lbs. I am 6 feet 3 inches tall. I am consuming 2400 calories each day, and I walk 12 miles a day three times per week. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 01:56:59 EST Belly fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57653471 Can everyone tell me what I should do to help get rid of my belly fat? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Belinda Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:37:46 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57646101 My name is Marcia, this is my first time to SparkePeople i will need your help and support, i cannot stick to health plan but with your help and support i think i can. thank you. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:35:43 EST I'm a "newbie" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57641586 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople a week ago. Still trying to get my bearings. I don't quite understand the "adding friends", how can you add someone as a friend that you don't even know? Any advice on that? <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've been battling my weight my entire adult life. Correction, since I had my children 33 and 35 years ago. Prior to pregnancy, I could eat anything and as much as I wanted without weight gain. I never learned portion control and all the other things t... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:23:09 EST Had a good day today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57632416 Stayed on my food plan, drank my water and moved more than I have in years! All that with a nasty headache and jaw pain from a trip to the dentist yesterday! Nothing was gonna stop me today! Bring on tomorrow! My thoughts with you all for a great day tomorrow! Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:21:50 EST Journey to a new ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57629723 I have made the decision to consciously eat better and change my lifestyle to be more "full of life". I am 58 years old and both of my knees will be replaced this year. The first one will be on May 12th. I need to eat healthier and add more body movement. I am very serious about this and want/need to make a change. I know I can not do this on my own...I've tried too many times to count. I would appreciate any help and encouragement I can get from this community. I look forward to ineracting ... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:27:12 EST Sending out a big Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57627313 Hey all I am new here and I am looking forward to getting to where I want to be and hopefully to meet new people along the way <em>345</em> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:35:25 EST Five months, want to be 50 pounds healthier! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6970x11533x57614889 Hello, my name is Linda. I am trying to start again. I have been looking for motivation that will help me. I think I have found it.I just found out my son is getting married September 27th, 2014. I have three son. He is the last to get married. Matthew is 35 years old. I am so happy! I am setting a challenge for myself to loose 50 of my 75 pound goal before the wedding. Do you all thing that is a reasonable goal for a 61 year old women who has never had any success at loosing weight?... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:06:27 EST Excited...Enc ouraged...and very nervous!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57609694 Hi All.....I'm so happy be a part of the team...I'm going to need a heap of help! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:57:11 EST New to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57609073 I needed to flip the switch in my brain again after using My Fitness Pal for 3 years, during which I lost 40 lbs. This past January I suffered a herniated disk in my lower back and have had severe sciatica with it and the doctor stopped ALL workouts - it was miserable! I usually take 3 spin classes a week and lift weights and use the elliptical on 3 other days. It was so hard to go from being very active to being in constant pain, not being able to hardly walk, and fighting the winter blue... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:57:26 EST I am new to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57594146 Hello everyone. I am going to try and use this page to lose the weight. I have an awful lot to lose at this point. I am looking forward to the challenge, though I admit it seems daunting. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:38:23 EST walking/workout partner in Apex/Cary NC area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57582538 Looking for a partner to walk / workout with and give mutual encouragement & support. Starting at the very beginning... horribly out of shape. Is there anyone in the area interested? Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:20:44 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57579255 Hi everyone <BR> I've been on a weight loss all my life with big and small loses. I need all the tools available to make a permanent change. I envision a life where I am healthy, strong and full of energy. I know that if I keep doing what I've done, my life will be short lived. So I'm getting up once again and see if I can finally find that life that I've envisioned. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:12:09 EST Newbie from NEW YORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57572388 Hello fellow sparkers.. I am new to the site.. and I am trying so hard to lose weight. about 100 lbs to be exact. I know I will have a tough go of it but iZ am dedicated to doing this. All help is welcome, any suggestion is good. I am a military veteran of the US Air Force.. oh and I am female :D.. I hope to meet some great people on my journey. <BR> cj <BR> <BR> <BR> Anything worth having is worth fighting for .. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:36:53 EST Hi I am MarciaLS51 from IL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57571631 I am 62 years old, 5 feet tall. This is my second time to try Sparks the first I wasn't to into it. I have been on for 2 weeks , I started at 303.4 and I weighed at the Doctor yesterday I am 297.4. I am below 300. Next goal to be below 290. Small goals big ones seem out of reach and I get thinking why try. I have bad knees, back trouble and high blood pressure. So Doctor is on board. I live with my oldest daughter, Tina, who is doing Sparks also. She has lost 12 pounds and is walking... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:43:43 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57568961 Good Morning everyone! I'm new here & looking forward to loosing pounds <BR> one day @ a time.. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:30:54 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57559630 Hope that everyone has a very Happy Easter and a great week-end. It is suppose to be nice here with a chance for rain on Sunday. I'm going to visit Chris and his family on Sunday and I'm looking forward to that. Take care all and Happy Easter. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:41:08 EST Inching Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57548797 Hello all, I have been a SparkPeople member for several years, but just coming back. I returned almost a week ago. I thought I joined this team before, but its been so long, its all new again. I am happy to be back and part of this team. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:51:16 EST Strength Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57533672 I am wanting to start with some strength training and I have no idea how or where to start. Ideas? Thank you in advance! <em>84</em> <em>323</em> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:28:17 EST What is your go to comfort food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57532466 For me it's a bowl of corn grits cooked in water with 2Tbs skim milk and 1/2 ounce of shredded cheddar. Then topped of with an egg cooked sunny side up in a non stick skillet. And the thing that just pushed it right over the top for me is a healthy dose of Louisiana Hot Sauce. That's a bowl of warmth that helps keep me on track! Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:52:54 EST Checking In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57512979 I have been doing a decent job of working out and eating much better. <BR> <BR> How is everyone else doing? Let us know if you are in need if you are struggling or lacking motivation. WE CAN DO THIS!!! <BR> <BR> This is crazy weather - almost 80 on Friday and had snow on Sunday. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:49:14 EST Reset My Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57509180 I have 69 lbs to lose to reach my first goal of 198 lbs. I'd like to go lower than that, but right now I think I'm just going to concentrate on getting below 200 lbs. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:36:31 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57508557 I'm starting over (again). I'm at my highest weight ever. I feel sick and sad and disgusted with myself. I deserve better than what I've done to my body. I am stronger than this! I am taking back control starting right now! <BR> <BR> When we lost our home in the Colorado flood in September I guess I just gave up on myself. It was hard losing everything and starting over from square one. I gave up walking. I gave up eating healthier. I gave up on my goal of walking in the Bolder Boulder. <B... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:52:04 EST What do you do for exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57505363 I like to walk <em>311</em> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:00:02 EST Looking for a team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57472219 I have been trying to find a team I can relate to that has active members and I think this is the one!! Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:56:44 EST Shingles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=835x11533x57470220 If you have never had Shingles and have access to the vaccine, please consider getting it. I had Shingles about 8 years ago. It is the worst pain I felt in my life, and when you are older, like us, it can last a really long time. I recall having pain for about 6 months. <BR> <BR> My husband has been in terrible pain the past couple days and last night the blisters appeared. I am waiting for the doctor's office to open so I can call for meds for him. He is absolutely against vaccines, an... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:22:00 EST Looking for buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57469238 Hi! I just joined Spark People yesterday and am looking for a buddy or buddies. <BR> <BR> I live in England, am 50 years old, and weigh 14 stone 10.5 pounds. <BR> <BR> I have about 56.5 pounds to lose to get to my goal of 150 pounds. <BR> <BR> I'm 5'6" and have to stay within 1200-1550 calories to get to goal by 10th May 2015 (that's if I lose 1 pound a week) <BR> <BR> Anyone want to join me on this journey? <BR> <BR> If you add me as a friend, I'll add you back. <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:29:48 EST staying out of my wheel chair http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57464079 Hello All new here Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:46:24 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57463183 HI, I'm 66 years young and for an old lady quit healthy, I need to lose this weight so that I can stay healthy for my grandchildren. Need all the help I can get. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:34:44 EST Two Words - Change One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57458619 walking - shoes Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:14:59 EST Three days into this.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57452556 I am three days into this program and it has many aspects that I really like. I am looking forward to losing my weight as I had 2 knee replacements last year and I am ready to get back to living. I have been heavy for many years and now is the time to get healthy. I may need a good bit of encouragement, but I am finding the daily tracking to be a good motivational tool. Looking forward to getting to know some of you here on the team! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 19:21:44 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57440947 Well I finally did it, reached 201 on the scale and my husband nagging me. I tried a paid program with little to offer then remembered SparksPeople. I've lost 2 lbs in only a few days. Afraid of getting the saggy skin like an elephant but maybe that won't happen. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 21:34:40 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57440870 Well I finally did it, reached 201 on the scale and my husband nagging me. I tried a paid program with little to offer then remembered SparksPeople. I've lost 2 lbs in only a few days. Afraid of getting the saggy skin like an elephant but maybe that won't happen. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 21:29:02 EST Hoping it works this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57433972 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a previous WW member. While I tracked, eat and exercised as I was supposed to, I only lost 2 lbs the entire 3 months and towards the end, I gained it back. So, thought why pay for that when I can come back to Sparkpeople and get all the encouragement I need. It's frustrating to work so hard and not see results. But, I guess the older I am getting, the more my body wants to hold onto the weight. So, here I am and ready to pick it up!!!! <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:38:54 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57431803 I've been doing this for a week now and while it went great for a few days the last few have not been sucessful. How do you stay motivated long term? Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:08:40 EST So far so good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6970x11533x57429897 <BR> <BR> 3/30/14: 255 <BR> 4/5/14: 253.6 <BR> 4/12/14: <BR> 4/19/14: <BR> 4/26/14: <BR> 5/3/14: <BR> 5/10/14: <BR> 5/17/14: <BR> 5/24/14: <BR> 5/31/14: <BR> 6/7/14: <BR> 6/14/14: <BR> 6/21/14: <BR> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 01:38:21 EST Im new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57427099 Good evening everyone, My name is Gigi, I just joined this site, but am not new to weight loss and unfortunately weight gain. I had lost about 70 pounds 5 years ago for my daughter's wedding, but unfortunately menopause and a few physical and emotional issues occurred and I gained it back. I now have a two year old Grandson who is the light of my life, and I want to be active to keep up with him. I like the positive vibe I read on this site so I hope I can make some friends, find support a... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 20:58:18 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57420532 My name is Patricia and I am very new to the Spark family. I have seven dogs (all came here as strays but are strays no longer). I have a very understanding husband, who loves animals as much as I do. I need support (a little push) into a great weight loss program. ...I think I have found it. Thanks Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:14:00 EST Super Shred Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57410437 Hi! Tomorrow is day one on the SuperShred diet plan. Looking for others who might be on this plan so we can talk and motivate each other! Sun, 6 Apr 2014 16:37:33 EST busy and fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57404996 I am a grandmother, mother, wife, xspecial ed teacher, great cook, and very caring. I am not able to control my eating some of the time, at other times it is easy to focus on low calorie eating and feel confident about it. I lost 50 pounds a few years ago and have been able to keep my weight even. Last month I lost a cousin who was very dear to me. It has left me drained, and I am eating too much. I have gained 10 pounds after helping him die with dignity and helping deal with his estat... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 08:51:59 EST One Pound at a Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6970x11533x57402361 <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 3/29/14: 199 <BR> 4/5/14: 196 <BR> 4/12/14: <BR> 4/19/14: <BR> 4/26/14: <BR> 5/3/14: <BR> 5/10/14: <BR> 5/17/14: <BR> 5/24/14: <BR> 5/31/14: <BR> 6/7/14: <BR> 6/14/14: <BR> 6/21/14: <BR> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 23:42:59 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57401443 Hi everyone. I'm Cheryl. I joined SP back in early 2011 and stayed with it for about 9 months. A co-worker introduced me to the site back then. After having a couple of babies in the last 2 years, she rejoined a few weeks ago which inspired me to get back at it as well. I had trouble getting signed in to my original account and just created a new one on Thursday. <BR> <BR> for the past 2 days I have tried to make sure I have entered exactly what I have eaten or drank. Good or bad. G... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 22:18:05 EST Learning to appreciate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57397543 My name is Maurene, I am about to turn 54, and seldom find time for myself. <BR> After a bumpy start to this year, I have decided it's time to appreciate me! With a little help from my family doctor, I am going to start learning to give me as much time and energy as I give to those around me. My family is already cheering me on! So, here we go! <BR> I did Sparkpeople a few years ago. However, I excel at finding excuses and avoiding. I begin again! <BR> It may take me some time getting into th... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 15:13:55 EST I'M back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57364484 I was here before and I did real good. But I got a job few years ago being a hot shot driver, and my eating habits got terrible. That means I gained a lot of weight. I got involved in a couple wrecks since I drove so much. They weren't my fault but hurt me. So I quit and gained more weight. But I am back. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 22:11:21 EST New to this decade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57364261 Hi! I will be turning 50 later this year and have really been evaluating where I'm at health wise. I don't like being obese and tired and anxious all the time. I want my 50's to be fabulous and it's going to start with taking control of my health! <BR> <BR> I've been exploring Spark this week and am looking forward to discovering all the tools contained here and getting to know fellow sparkers. <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 21:51:47 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57358355 Hi everyone <BR> I didn't just want to introduce myself here in the forum, I wanted to reach out a bit because I could defiantly use support and also have support to offer. <BR> I am tired of being mad at myself and sad that I have not been able to lose weight. I know I am not doing myself any help by being overweight- health-wise or emotionally. <BR> thanks! <BR> Pam Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:24:29 EST ABC at the supermarket http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57357939 I couldn't think of a single x food <BR> <BR> Yams Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:48:22 EST Time to Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57357863 Hello everyone! <BR> Feeling a little nervous about sharing my goals with people but hoping it will help motivate me to stay on track. Good luck to all ! <BR> <BR> Vic Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:40:22 EST Refocusing on a healthier me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57354215 Back in 2007 I joined Sparkpeople and I lost over 50 lbs. I didn't stay focused and gained it all back and then found out I have a hypothyroid issue. The doctor and I are in the process of getting the right dosage, but it is a slow process. So I am hoping that with the proper meds. and using all the Sparkpeople has to offer, I can lose the weight and keep it off. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:06:48 EST hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57350419 Hi, I'm new here and looking forward to a great time. I have two grown daughters and four grandchildren, the oldest one is 17 years old. I haven't figured out yet how he got to be so old when I think I am still so young! (Wishfull thinking on my part). Let's have fun losing weight together. Christy Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:13:10 EST Third time is the charm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57346934 Just a quick hi to everyone. I've used SP in the past a couple of other times. The first time for over 2 yrs. Unfortunately, the weight I had lost didn't stay gone because of health issues. I'm working between 35- 40+ hours a week now on my feet with lots of walking, reaching and more. I don't want to keep going home every day hurting. So, time to make some new changes. What worked before hasn't worked for a while so, as the saying goes, if you always do what you've always done, you'll always... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:46:38 EST Back from Spring Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57343172 Ok so Spring Break was 2 weeks ago & I am just now getting back on track. If I don't stick to a routine it is so easy to go back to my old way of thinking; and I am trying to retrain my brain so that I automatically make better choices. On the upside, I lost 1/2 pound so some of my behaviors must be changing. Now to get back to checking in on Sparkpeople daily. I do believe it helps keep me focused on what I want to get done along with making me feel connected with others in the same boat... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:31:07 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57340162 My name is Kim and this is my second try at this. I previously lost t 60 lbs, but have put back on 15 lbs. This time I really want to succeed. I am not getting any younger, and I feel it is now or never. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 06:43:39 EST Okay after one day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57337328 I started my journey today. Did pretty good. I think I can do this. Gotta get moving though. <em>521</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:27:19 EST How many steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57331198 I have received my Spark activity tracker and I am suppose to walk 6000 steps on my best day I tracked 2178 steps. As a senior is that too much to expect? Or am I looking for an excuse again. Just curious what my Spark friends are doing. Thank You Friends <em>252</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:33:08 EST Trackng fruit water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57330084 One of my new favorites is fruit water. My question is, how do I track it?? I use fresh fruit for the flavor, but don't actually eat the fruit. <BR> Any suggestions?? Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:53:37 EST Lacking Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57329987 I am really discouraged after being up 3 lbs. this week. I realize I ate bacon yesterday and that usually causes me to be up for a day or two. I am such a picky eater and often find myself not eating a meal but having crackers or popcorn instead. I need to get over that. I also need to get more walking in. I am recovering from a broken ankle and my exercise has been almost nonexistent. I need to know I can do this and I will be ok. <em>39</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:46:10 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57329262 My name is Delberta!!! Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:52:54 EST I'm In - getting ready for summer wedding pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6970x11533x57326213 3/30 - Starting Weight - 183.5 <BR> 4/5 <BR> 4/12 <BR> 4/19 <BR> 4/26 <BR> 5/3 <BR> 5/10 <BR> 5/17 <BR> 5/24 <BR> 5/31 <BR> 6/7 <BR> 6/14 <BR> 6/21 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:15:39 EST Cinnamon Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57325947 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am excited about this new venture. It has been a long time coming. Why is it that we spend so much of our lives (especially women) taking care of others.....our spouses, children, friends, and so little time caring for ourselves. I am 60 and finally realizing that I am just as important as all those that I love. I want to be healthy and be able to continue loving and caring (especially my grandbabies) for many more years to come. I realize that unless I take care of ... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:52:38 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57321705 Today I will start this program for the first time and I have started a lot of programs only to fail. <BR> I am the heaviest I have ever been to the point that my joints hurt and it hard to get in the bath tub and out. And my biggest eye opener is every picture that I am in I am the largest person!! Didn't know I was that big until I saw the pics. Of coarse my other clue had to buy a size bigger!! <BR> <BR> Here goes, <BR> <BR> Sunrae5 <em>24</em> <BR> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:51:01 EST Rediscovering Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57321574 I joined originally about a year ago but wasn't sure I wanted to give up my other forum that had all my history of prior information. Then I started to read things on line to help me get motivated once again and ran into this website again. I realized there is much more here than my old site and there was tons of motivation information plus nutritional info and people! I am glad I took another look. Each night when I want to go get something to eat, I log on and start reading instead! I love ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:38:13 EST Weighing in :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57319155 I just received an e-mail about a Spring Challenge--I'm in! After trying weigh loss alone it's time I try doing it with friends. My name is Robin, as a single mother of 5 kids ages 15-30 who works 40+ hours/ week, I am busy but have to stop using that as an excuse not to take care of myself. Let's do this! Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:02:34 EST started heading the other way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57304961 well as you may know I weighted in at the doctor yesterday and I gained 4 more pounds. I thought I was doing a great job here but I am gaining not losing. leader says I may need to eat more because I exercise on the gazelle 60 minutes a day and not eating enough. what, I think I am getting a lot of food and feeling full. should I have to eat more. I am trying not to be an overeater and I am being told to eat more. lost, not sure what to do. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:34:46 EST hiatus - but now I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57304265 Hi I discovered Spark people last summer and loved it - but ahem - took a break from it over the winter - am now freshly motivated and hope to pick up new tips Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:36:06 EST Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6970x11533x57302142 Here we go!!!! <BR> <BR> 3/29/14: 229.6 <BR> 4/5/14: <BR> 4/12/14: <BR> 4/19/14: <BR> 4/26/14: <BR> 5/3/14: <BR> 5/10/14: <BR> 5/17/14: <BR> 5/24/14: <BR> 5/31/14: <BR> 6/7/14: <BR> 6/14/14: <BR> 6/21/14: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 07:25:00 EST weigh in day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57302077 3/29/14: Starting weight 229.6 <BR> 4/5/14: <BR> 4/12/14: <BR> 4/19/14: <BR> 4/26/14: <BR> 5/3/14: <BR> 5/10/14: <BR> 5/17/14: <BR> 5/24/14: <BR> 5/31/14: <BR> 6/7/14: <BR> 6/14/14: <BR> 6/21/14: <BR> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 07:15:21 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57301244 I started searching for a way to to lose weight several years ago. I attended a CHIPS class and learned about the vegan lifestyle. That seemed to be working for me for a while, then all of a sudden, I began gaining weight again. I sought advice, but I am sure that those people thought I was not following the plan. I joined weight watchers and combined the philosophy and points to the vegan program. I lost 4 pounds in 2 years. I gave up on weight watchers. Then last summer I started los... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:59:36 EST First Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57296802 Hi, Today is my first day here. I just found out I am diabetic. Not happy about that. I could have done something to prevent this. Anyhow, I went to see a nutritionist yesterday. I need to lose weight and EXERCISE. I started Metformin for diabetes yesterday and I am feeling a bit dizzy. I am guessing it is from the meds. I will call the dr. on Mon. to check this out. Tomorrow I will cut the pill in half. Too tired to exercise today. I have to do it tomorrow. I came across the site ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:57:22 EST very discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57292547 hi gang, went to the doctor today to have blood pressure check again (3rd week in a row) and found out that I have gained 4 pounds over the last week.i am doing what I am suppose to but like always my weight doesn't come off like everyones seems too. what do I do now so I don't give up this time. help keep me trucking on this good path I have taken. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:37:25 EST Hi from Trev - a composer from the UK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57289855 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am Trev and presently reside in the South West of the UK. I will spare you my details in here as they are all available in my blog so please feel free to look in there. <BR> <BR> I believe in the power of music and the way it can lift us and motivate us. It can mentally steer us towards many better directions in life too. <BR> <BR> I don't know if I am the only composer in sparkpeople but I have yet to see anybody else load up any of their work into a blog. I only fou... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:54:26 EST I'm in. Where do I sign up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6970x11533x57287992 Sounds like a great way to get me going to reach my goal. Count me in. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:10:56 EST A frustrating plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57285338 I have been stuck at this weight for about a month now! I am exercising 5 days a week and mostly sticking to a good meal plan. How do you all stay motivated when this happens to you? Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:07:54 EST One more Try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57284545 I signed up and never came back and boy have the pounds been put on. I have a new grandson and a 5 year old granddaughter who I want to watch grow up. It is time to get this extra padding off. I am tired of being tired all the time. I need to take control of my life again. I will just be happy to see 1 lb a week go off. It took me awhile to put it on and it will take me awhile to get it off. I am so very ready this time. <BR> <BR> Hello to everyone, I wish us all the best in this jou... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:29:07 EST Spring into Summer-1 lb a week Challenge til 6/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6970x11533x57284096 This is the thread for the next 1lb a week challenge. Join us as we spring into summer! Let's jump out of the the winter blues and rock this next challenge. We've been hibernating and I know some of us have been exercising, but some of us have been cooped up due to the weather. This is our opportunity to really shake things up! Join me in the next challenge! <BR> <BR> We'll roll right into this one and keep Saturday as our weigh in day. If you weigh in on another day for another program or a... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:32:44 EST Weightloss with Godly scriptures for 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57283150 I read Lynn Modranskis Biblical group weightloss plan and I decided to start one in my home. <BR> We are on the 2nd week of her plan. Which group should we join on Spark people? Christi Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:37:28 EST dont lose easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6970x11533x57280780 I have worked on my weight all my life. at age 64 I am finding the weight doesn't come off very easy I have lost 12 pounds since jan 1, I am eating all good stuff everyday and trying hard to push on because this is for me. I don't want to be this skinny thing because sometimes I see a real skinny girl and I don't think they look that healthy. I just want to improve my life. i am not reaching the top calorie count my tracker says I can have and I exercise on my gazelle 60 minutes everyday. I d... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:05:38 EST Restarting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57275877 I really started gaining weight when I got in a car accident several years ago and damaged my thyroid. I never realized how many parts of your body the thyroid affected until then. <BR> I joined spark people shortly after that but never did anything with it. I have since gained even more weight. So, here I am again, though this time I am going to make a concentrated effort to participate more so I can keep myself focused. <BR> Hoping to find some people who will help hold me accountable to t... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:48:39 EST Menopause http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57272719 Ugh... How ... Please , can someone tell me how to lose weight when you have gone thru menopause or are going thru menopause.. is there an answer out there?? <BR> <BR> I am exhausted in trying to figure this out.. I am only 5"4 and weighing in at 214. So bad on my knees. I have to have total knee replacement on both knees and I was hoping that I can lose weight... so I am eating very healthy and working out on a regular basis.. but nothing.. If I lose 1 lb.. I gain 1 lb or two.. I am so str... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:44:46 EST atkins snacks or bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57271720 been looking at protein bars and things to find something I could take along with me when I go shopping and cant get back before I am hungry for something. I found that atkins bars, are usually only 1 gram or some 2 grams of sugar. some of the other ones have as much as 20 to 40 grams in them. so I bought a few atkin bars. even as a snack in between meals. they have 8 to 16 grams of protein depending on what type of bar you get, meal replacement or just snack type. well just some food for t... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:54:40 EST Just starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57268348 Hi ! I put on 30 pounds this last year, and I 'm so ready to lose them. I need help to keep me motivated! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:24:07 EST Second Day and still here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57256315 Hi All, My name is Suanough (SueAnna) and I live in Texas on the Gulf. I have had a weight problem all my life and I am 71 so I think it's time. <BR> <BR> I'm a little shy about messages but I'm trying. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:46:16 EST Opinions to help a Newbie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57255121 Can you guys give a few opinions? 1. What is the best thing about using Sparkpeople? 2. What is the most irritating? and 3. What is YOUR biggest challenge in your journey, personally? The more detail the better! <em>30</em> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:05:53 EST Grocery List For The Week??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57253533 Continuing my exploration of the SP site I came across the, "Grocery list for the week" tool. I thought this may be very useful to me. I presumed I would be able to get a weekly shopping list based on any past week of my Nutrition Tracking but this does not seem to be the case. <BR> <BR> Has anyone used this tool; can anyone explain how it works? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:20:15 EST New to the group... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57241697 I'm definitely over 50 (yikes! how can that be?) and I definitely have 50 pounds to lose (and probably then some - we'll see once I get there!). It is definitely harder to lose when you've passed that 50 yr mark - probably for many reasons. I am lucky that I don't have any significant health issues to get in the way (other than the rather normal "insulin resistance" type things) - but I think perhaps it's harder to really "get your head in the game" and be totally serious about working out ... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:37:38 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57236281 I have struggled with my weight for years. It is so much harder to lose as I get older (as it is for everyone). I lost 30 pounds and still had more to go when I had foot surgery and gained 15 back. I took a vacation and I'm tired of not liking to have my picture taken. Exercise is somewhat easy, the food is an issue. I have tried many programs and hope this one helps me,! <BR> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:58:26 EST hi.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57232639 hi, i am afraid i am not very hopeful. i am trying again, but have not been successful in the last few years trying to lose weight..my new young doctor told me that diabetes over 50 probably can't lose weight in general…i'm trying to show her but i am not doing well, i am hoping this will help, i do seem to do better when i keep track of calories Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:46:32 EST as months pass http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57228743 well I have been watching what I eat for 2 months 8 days. it seems after a month or two, I get to a point where I feel like its going to take forever to look better. I definitely am feeling much better than my old overeating days before but I guess we all would like this to happen over night and it just doesn't. wish I had more encouragement around here. makes it harder and I often want to give up. I sure hope I can push on because I really want this for me. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:22:11 EST My first day here :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57227363 I'm starting my journey today. I need to get healthy! Sun, 23 Mar 2014 02:29:14 EST I'm having dizzy spells the last few days. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57224144 Hi everyone. I haven't posted here in some time. Starting three days ago I started having dizzy spells. When I sit up in bed after I wake up in the morning that is when it starts. I lay back down waiting for it to pass and it does. After the first time I sat up very slowly but I still got dizzy. The only time it happens is when I first wake up in the morning. In July I'll be 70. I know I'm getting up in years but this is the first time this has ever happened to me. My wife wants me t... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:40:54 EST Taking a day off each week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57223559 Really wanted to take day off only 5 days in. Saturdays are tough but I tracked and watched what I ate as best I could. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:23:03 EST Hello Everyone!! This is my first week here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57220924 Wanted to intro myself to the group. Hoping to make some friends cuz I know I can't do it alone! I don't know how to do that [duh] ... <BR> <em>247</em> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:30:24 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57214317 Just joined today and wanted to say hello. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:08:38 EST another day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57207551 get through this day eating healthy and do some movin . you are one day closer to your goal. then repeat tomorrow. soon we will be fit and healthy. KEEP TRUCKING. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:30:58 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57187796 Hi everyone, I just joined the group. I have a lot of weight to lose...80-100 lbs. I'm ready to get healthy! Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:33:08 EST Back on track in Ossineke, Mi says.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57184903 Day 5 and still going. I saw a robin sitting on a 3 ft. snow drift this morning and though he didn't stay long, at least he's here. I was thinking, what a great way for me to enter spring....fully determined and committed to experiencing a totally new me this year. <em>521</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:10:42 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57179555 Hi, I am new to your group. I didn't want to join it cos I didn't want to admit I was over 50. I'm feeling a little old and want to get a youthful spring back in my step. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:45:08 EST 67 ponds to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57179218 Hi there everyone I came here to lose weight and gain daily motivation Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:12:29 EST 54tiggersue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57176808 New today. Did ok so far! Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:46:07 EST Older people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=835x11533x57171890 Older people should not eat heath food as it is a know fact...they need all the preservatives they can get. <em>100</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:20:11 EST Getting back on track in Ossineke, Mi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57171585 Thanks everyone for your encouragement. I have to admit...it was comforting to see that I am not alone in this quest. Today is day 4 and I am celebrating by doing something I haven't done for a while. I am going to do my own grocery shopping later on today and hopefully will make this a weekly habit. <em>30</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:56:21 EST heart healty recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57163198 Does anyone know of any heart healthy recipes---- Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:34:48 EST have'nt been on here lately-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57163188 My husband has had all kinds of health problems for the last few weeks --been busy with him--eating too much out of stress and also not tracking but doctors orders for both of us to take care of ourselves so starting tomorrow I am back --- Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:33:34 EST I'm starting over as well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57160248 I'm starting over again today and have 94 pounds to lose to reach my goal. Sometimes we need something to kick us into gear. My mom is in the hospital, all with health related problems (heart, kidney, diabetes). As I see her laying there in the hospital bed, in ICU with a blood sugar of 811 (!!!), I know this is not how I want to end up. I'm overweight, but still able to excercise and make the right choices so that I won't end up the same. I love her dearly, but do not want that to be my... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:58:27 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57159191 I joined in May of 2013 and that was it. I did absolutely nothing. I am now back with a vengeance. I am 64 and have 68 lbs. to lose. The obstacle has been the severe condition of both my knees. My son gave me a fitbit flex to encourage me to move even when it's not so comfortable...and it has worked. There's just something about keeping track of daily activity that has motivated me to move. I am currently following a tried and true diet plan...low carb, as this will allow me to lose even if I... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:36:40 EST Starting Over - Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57158593 Hello! <BR> <BR> I think I joined this team the last time I restarted Spark - but I don't think I participated much. <BR> <BR> Initially I joined Spark back in 2006 (Wow!) and lost over 60 pounds. Then I got stuck - very stuck, and very frustrated. And it didn't take long to put the weight back on. <BR> <BR> A few years ago, I gave it a half-hearted attempt, but it just didn't mesh like the first time. I didn't have the interest really. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm facing a number of health issu... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:55:53 EST week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57157738 well today starts week 2 for me. I am enjoying the articles about sugar, grocery shopping, etc. they are very helpful. well have a great week. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:51:13 EST Glad I'm not alone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57151293 Hi to all Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:50:10 EST HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57143425 I'm feeling really down. Weighed in and I've either lost only 0.3/4 pound or nothing at all.... Weighted myself yesterday and I had lost 0.3/4 pounds, disappointed I decided to weigh myself again this morning... regained the 0.3/4... what's going on? <BR> <BR> I've been very good all week, stuck to my allocated calories and done my daily 20/30 minute walk plus 45 minute swim, twice a week.... This is where I normally give up and have a nice slice of chocolate cake, or a packet,... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 05:26:51 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57139766 My name is lynda2327 just joined looking for help support on my journey in this,. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 19:23:41 EST Time to Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57129487 Hello to all. <BR> As it says I hit fifty and I'm a chicken. Just kept getting plumper. But now is the time to change and I am looking forward to making new friends and sharing the challenges that lie ahead. <BR> Gina Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:48:18 EST Where to Begin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11533x57128560 At some level, I'm sure I'm overthinking this.....as a beginner, what should I start doing first? I'm fairly sedentary - should I start walking/moving/exercising? Charting my food intake for several days? <BR> <BR> Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:56:34 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57108650 Hi everyone, just joined. Have lots to lose and have diabetes. Not on medication but really need to get thinner and healthier. <BR> <BR> Am looking forward to getting to know everyone <BR> <BR> Sue Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:00:47 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57103494 I am a grandma of 5 lovely kids that I really would love to be able to enjoy better. I joined hoping this team will be the one that will make a difference for me. I tried Weight Watchers but it went so far and then I was back to where I started. I need a long term solution. I do have Lymphedema in both legs. That is why it's so important to me to have support and motivation. I really get depressed a lot from the weight and people making comments on my lymphedema. I need help and encouragemen... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:54:50 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57100634 I'm Marie have been a part of Spark before and did really well and have rejoin with a renewed spirit.Per my doctor I am pre diabetic. She is giving me opportunity to change my habits, lose some pounds and keep my fasting Glucose under 100. I am determined that I can reach my goal. We are blessed to have a health coach at work,that works with us,so that is a plus for me. Hoping to meet lots of new friend that will help keep me motivated and I will do the same for them. My job is a desk job so ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:35:59 EST Hope To Be Accepted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57090350 Hi, <BR> I learned about this group through support meetings at the military hospital on Ft Bragg in North Carolina. I injured my knee and started to gain weight after doing Atkins for around 10 years successfully. Due to my physical limitations, I have had problems exercising at the level I used to do. As a result I have been going through the process of preparing to have bariatric surgery. I am looking for support and am hoping to find others that have been through the process. Thanx! Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:10:08 EST moodykeys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57087525 Hi my name is Mary and I have been on a better eating plan since jan. one month 28 days actually. I started at 232 pounds and today I weighed in at 220. I need to lose 97 ponds to be at the top weight for my height. after 2 months of eating better, mainly stopping almost all sugar. I have started to feel much better and I move a lot easier than in the past without losing my breath. hoping to keep improving on this and feeling even better.. I was told by my wellness person to track my calories... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:11:49 EST Greetings From A Grandma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57080248 Good evening, <BR> I'm happy to be joining this adventure with all of you. I started this journey on January 1 with a starting weight of 219. To date, I have lost 26 pounds, but they are coming off slower these days. I feel like I need the added motivation since I quit using weight watchers and have adopted a healthy lifestyle. For me, WW left too many bad options and I really needed to get a handle on eating healthy. If anyone has totally changed the way they eat, I could definitely use... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:31:18 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57075681 Hi My name is Anna, <BR> I am married to a wonderful husband who sabotages me right and left without realizing it. He has a very active job and has always been quite active so it is nothing for him to eat half a pound of meat per meal and want a quart of ice cream in one sitting, and not gain an ounce.(and still have a cholesterol level under 150) When we married I was near the upper end of the healthy range for my height. Now 29 years later I am way over that. He has only gained about 15-20... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:28:33 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57068347 Hi! I signed up today! Joining up has go me out of my set back and I am now moving towards my goal again! <em>244</em> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 22:59:43 EST New To Spark Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11533x57065886 <BR> Hello to all the 50+ members! I am excited to be a part of this community. I am a 62yr old married nurse that still works full time and has a hard time finding the time to care for ME!! I'm looking forward to learning all I can from any "losers" in the group! <BR> I haven't found any friends, any advice on the best way to get on boards with folks that are 60 and older? I would love to find out what worked/works for them!! <em>303</em> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 19:33:56 EST