SparkPeople SP Class of September 23-29, 2007 Team Messageboard This team is for all new members who joined SparkPeople from September 23-29, 2007. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of September 23-29, 2007 Team Messageboard Share Your Journey It has been 7 years since we joined SparkPeople. Please share your journey with us. What progress have you made? What changes have you made? What has worked for you? What hasn't worked for you? Have you been consistent? Have you reached your goal? Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:56:41 EST Hi, I am hoping to gain support for this journey I would love to know that some people out there care about me and would like to lend support as I attempt this ominous journey. I would love to lose 45 pounds. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:41:10 EST 5 Year Anniversary Week 4 Challenge Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Challenges start on Monday of each week and run until Sunday. <BR> <BR> The challenge this week is to get at least 20 minutes of cardio exercise a day - You can earn 10 points each day for completing this task. <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>-------- <BR> Hi everyone you can go ahead and post in here your Challenge results. Please use the format shown below to trac... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:31:03 EST 5 Year Anniversary Week 3 Challenge Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Challenges start on Monday of each week and run until Sunday. <BR> <BR> The challenge this week is to get at least 15 minutes of cardio exercise a day - You can earn 10 points each day for completing this task. <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>-------- <BR> Hi everyone you can go ahead and post in here your Challenge results. Please use the format shown below to trac... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:33:10 EST 5 Year Anniversary Week 2 Challenge Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Challenges start on Monday of each week and run until Sunday. <BR> <BR> The challenge this week is to eat at least 7 servings of fruits/vegetables a day - You can earn 10 points each day for completing this task. <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>-------- <BR> Hi everyone you can go ahead and post in here your Challenge results. Please use the format shown below to tr... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:12:56 EST 5 Year Anniversary Week 1 Challenge Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Challenges start on Monday of each week and run until Sunday. <BR> <BR> The challenge this week is to drink at least 10 cups of water a day - You can earn 10 points each day for completing this task. <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>-------- <BR> Hi everyone you can go ahead and post in here your Challenge results. Please use the format shown below to track your pro... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 08:00:18 EST 5 Year Anniversary Challenge It has been exactly 5 Years since we all made the decision to make a change and live a healthier lifestyle. Now is the perfect time to reflect on the past 5 years. Have you accomplished all your goals? Have you made progress? Are you still excited about your weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> This challenge is perfect for each of us to renew the vow we made 5 years ago. It's the perfect time to make the commitment to eat healthier, exercise and lose weight. It's the perfect time to ignit... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:12:07 EST New team leader Please join me in welcoming PRECIOUSJ10 as your new team leader. She has volunteered to take over the duties the other co-leaders and I have been neglecting. I wish her and all of you team members the very best. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:17:01 EST Getting fit and hope not to quit!! Hi!! I got 30-40 pounds I want to shed!! Wish me luck!! Wed, 13 Jul 2011 22:39:43 EST How do you feel today ... A to Z! Awesome Thu, 30 Apr 2009 20:38:24 EST 2009 Challenge Any one up for a new challenge? Wed, 4 Feb 2009 15:56:50 EST THANKSGIVING DAY-GOOD OR BAD HOW WAS YOUR DAY? Did you stay on track? Wed, 26 Nov 2008 08:11:08 EST Stupid Scale I don't really ever post anything but I thought that I would share my story today. I have been doing really good with my diet since I found out that I was getting married funny how that works! So this morning I stepped on the scale and I herd a big crack I looked down and it cracked all the way up the middle :(. It is just the worse feeling to break your scale but on the other side I did lose 2lbs! Just thought I would share that!! Hope everyone has a good day! <em>234</em> <em>192</em> Thu, 30 Oct 2008 10:24:25 EST hey guys im glad its not us with the heracain i feel sorry for those people and if it was us i would be stressing and eatting by the time one come my way i hope that im in a better place with my emotional eatting prolem it goes back to being six ive been a emotional eatter Sun, 31 Aug 2008 20:50:54 EST HOW MUCH WATER How do you get your water in for the day? What do you count as water? I drink sparkling water and crystal light plus regular ole water. Do you think anything other that regular water shouldn't count? Your thoughts please........ <BR> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 20:39:51 EST 2008 WOMENS CHALLENG -cl23/29 What is the WOMAN Challenge? <BR> This May, thousands of women across the country will embark on an eight-week physical activity challenge for better health. They will be part of the WOMAN Challenge: Women and girls Out Moving Across the Nation. <BR> <BR> To kick-off the ninth annual National Women's Health Week (May 11-17, 2008) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health is coordinating the WOMAN Challenge. The free eight week WOMAN challenge encourages wom... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 09:34:50 EST The numbers are in...Thank you team!!! I just want to thank God, as I thank Him daily for being there for me, and everyone on our Spark People Team for the support and encouagement I have gotten from you. You have helped me so much just by keeping me motivated and on track and seeing you motivating others. Without you, these numbers would never have gotten better only worse. I fail to thank you as often as I should. <BR> <BR> I just got fasting blood work report from the doctor Thursday. Most of it was good, the rest getting bet... Sun, 30 Mar 2008 13:21:28 EST Action Steps Hey, since most of us are in Stage 4 now, does anyone know how to go back and do action steps for other stages if we didn't complete them while we were in that stage? I'd love to get some more points for doing them, but I can't figure out how to get to them again. Thanks for any help! Mon, 4 Feb 2008 21:27:28 EST biggest loser challenge -feb This challenge is being extended to next month. Anyone wishing to join, please let me know asap. Mon, 21 Jan 2008 08:21:39 EST How Is The Healthy Lifestyle Change Going? Been a member of this team for 3 months and we are in Diet stage 3 or 4 Right? But How have your choices improved? Are you acheiving A healthy lifestyle change? I am, Not fully there yet but its going great!!! Sun, 13 Jan 2008 22:59:52 EST How much weight have you lost? I have lost 24 lbs and I was just wondering if anyone else in my class was doing good also. Keep up the good work everyone. Sun, 13 Jan 2008 10:12:26 EST CLASS CHALLENG -Biggest Loser style WEEK 1 <BR> <BR> Can be walking,bike,treadmill,ellpitical,stair-cl<BR>imbing or combination of anyo of these. <BR> <BR> BEGINNER <BR> Steady-state cardio 20-30 minutes 3 times a week. <BR> <BR> INTERMEDIATE <BR> 30-45 minutes 4 times a week. <BR> <BR> ADVANCED <BR> 45-60 minutes 5-6 days a week. <BR> <BR> This is a 12 week challenge. We will post beginning weight and measurements(optional). You can also post workout time and workout you did. Any takers? Tue, 8 Jan 2008 07:26:05 EST Twas the day after Christmas After Christmas <BR> ========== <BR> <BR> 'Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house <BR> Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. <BR> The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste <BR> At the holiday parties had gone to my waist. <BR> <BR> When I got on the scales there arose such a number! <BR> When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber). <BR> <BR> I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared; <BR> The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared, <BR> ... Thu, 27 Dec 2007 08:21:29 EST Lets Kick it up Challenge Since most people get remotivated in January let's do this... <BR> <BR> The challenge... 30 minutes of cardio 3 times a week, 20 minutes of strength training 2 times a week and if you wear a pedometer, post your steps each week. Any takers? Wed, 26 Dec 2007 21:23:52 EST Million pound challenge Below is a message posted on the team for team leaders. If anyone is interested in this challenge, please let me know. <BR> <BR> This is a call for help to all SP teams! <BR> I started a 1 ton challenge and would like to know if any of your people would like to join in ? <BR> It will not take away from your boards or threads at all... Let me explain a little more <BR> I am sure most of you watch the Biggest Loser... well if not they are running a 1 million pound challenge. The problem wi... Fri, 21 Dec 2007 21:40:37 EST FEED THE NEEDY going to this site allows you to work on your vocabulary and donate grains of rice to the hungry <link> </link> Sat, 15 Dec 2007 21:03:34 EST EXCUSES Recopied from a team leader thread. <BR> <BR> Our TOPS meeting was about excuses. And one of our talented members wrote a poem about excuses. And we were asked if we had ever used any of these and I could relate to alot of about you? <BR> I know I am tired of excuses, I am here for a reason and I am WORTH the effort and so are YOU!! <BR> <BR> <BR> "EXCUSES" <BR> by: Sandy Izer <BR> <BR> Starting on Monday I'll diet or die. <BR> I'll eat celery and carrots instead of pie... Fri, 30 Nov 2007 07:54:05 EST PLATEAUS: ARE THEY A BAD THING? Yesterday I wrote a blog saying that I hadn't lost anything this week after losing for 6 weeks straight. Two members were kind enough to comment on my blog and give me advice as to how to kick start my program. Good advice that is greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> But are plateaus a bad thing? I joked that I would relax on mine for awhile and catch some rays. A plateau is a neutral, safe area that allows you to see for miles around you. There are no hills to go up or fall down, it is often pea... Tue, 13 Nov 2007 11:34:30 EST Anyone else stuck? I am totally getting more frustrated. I know I'm only supposed to lose 1 pound a week, but I was secretly trying for more. And I'm walking so much and riding my stationary bike, yet week after week, I am the same dang weight!!!!! I want to see a huge, 5 pound drop!! Sorry, just venting! Thanks for listening. Kris <em>40</em> Mon, 12 Nov 2007 08:06:44 EST TRIVIA. Do you like trivia games. Here's a link to mmy daily challenge <link><BR>aily-challenge-75314.html </link> Mon, 5 Nov 2007 08:23:44 EST Today was my day 30! are we all doing. I have only lost 3 lbs, and have hit a plateau at 162, but I have definately noticed a change in my shape, and that is encouraging. <BR> <BR> WHat about you?? Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:08:54 EST New to the team I joined SP on 9/26/07, but am just getting around to joining this team. I would like to lose a total of 100 lbs in about a years time. I started on the 26th at 245 and am currently at 231.8 as of this morning. I'm hoping with the support from everyone I can stay focused and continue to lose weight and make healthy choices. Tue, 23 Oct 2007 11:24:14 EST It's been a really busy week. And I haven't had much time to track anything, however I did follow the plan and measure all my food this week. I exercised and this morning I was down 3 lbs! So even though I wasn't able to check in much this week, I thought of you all and being able to come back and say that I stayed on plan and was successful! How was everyone else's week? Sat, 20 Oct 2007 09:34:12 EST motivation Funny I just looked at the week started and realized that it is a significant date in my life. I will take that as a reminder of why I am here. <em>276</em> Wed, 10 Oct 2007 12:14:20 EST Stage 2? How do you know when you're ready to move from one stage to another? Is it simply the length of time or is there something you need to accomplish first? I read thru what's on the start page, however, it's still a bit fuzzy to me. Tue, 9 Oct 2007 19:48:54 EST Silly Question This may seem like a silly question but I'm supposed to have two servings of 0.6 cups of Long Grain Rice. So all together it would be 1.2 cups. I'm fine with measuring out the 1 cup but how in the world do I measure the 0.2. In a fraction it'd be 1/5 but I don't have a measuring cup for this. Does anyone have suggestions about this? Sorry if this seems silly I just want to make sure I'm not eating more than I'm supposed to. <em>304</em> Tue, 9 Oct 2007 10:21:44 EST Not doing well. Last week was so so so bad. Too much going on and not enough time. I gained 2lbs. <em>39</em> Mon, 8 Oct 2007 09:05:45 EST water intake i am having a problem with this any ideas?? the days that i workout isnt a problem but the other days i cant get them all in.. help Sat, 6 Oct 2007 18:12:06 EST i am new here hi ai am new and i want to lost 15lb i already lost 50. but i need more support in this last few lbs. <BR> <BR> <BR> christina Sat, 6 Oct 2007 17:59:58 EST first week i have almost been doing this for about a week saturday will be a week and i do not think i lost anything.Has any one lost some weight on the first week or does it take a little longer for your body to adjust to the new eating habits. Thu, 4 Oct 2007 14:16:15 EST Protein??? Ok, so I have been tracking my food for a few days now, and I ALWAYS seem to be low on my protein. Anyone know what a good LOW CAL way to get some protein is?!?! Wed, 3 Oct 2007 13:40:21 EST QOTD - 10/2 The last question of the day brought up some good discussion! We talked about our challenges, as well as our supports. For this QOTD, let's make a plan... Make a plan to overcome your challenge. Use your support in your plan. Tue, 2 Oct 2007 19:13:30 EST Newbie! I'm new to SP and thought I'd introduce myself. I'm a 22 y.o. nursing student. I'm from the Northern KY/Cincinnati, OH area. I'm planning a wedding for July 5th, 2008 and feel that it's important to be healthy starting my career, my life as a married woman and for when we decide to start a family. I enjoy walking, jogging and strength training. I'm looking for new creative ideas for working out as these activities sometimes become a bit boring for me. Thanks in advance! Tue, 2 Oct 2007 16:29:47 EST Good Morning! New gal here! Hi Everyone! I'm Jill and I joined SP last week and am just now getting up the courage to join the team. I would like to lose about 40 pounds, have done everything from WW to making up my own diets. Nothing seems to have worked so far, so I am interested to see how this works for me. I really like the site so far and I love how everyone is so encouraging. Have a great day! Tue, 2 Oct 2007 08:31:36 EST Hello Everyone! My name is Melinda and I have been around the "dieting block" a couple of times but never found something that worked. I really like this site. It helps me alot. I am the proud parent of a 5 year old boy and he and my husband of 7 years are my heart. I will be 27 on Thursday, and I am tired of being the "Fat One". It is time for a change. Mon, 1 Oct 2007 23:46:40 EST A NEW YOU What event prompted you to change your lifestyle and decide to join SP? Mine was when I started having severe knee pain. I went to dr who sent me to a surgeon who informed me that I have almost no cartildge left in one knee. He advised bariatric surgury to lose 100 pounds then a knee replacement. That was not an option for me as I have no insurance. I had already found SP during a search but wasn't really using it to it's fullest extent. So I started out just like everyone else....small baby ... Mon, 1 Oct 2007 22:15:08 EST Newbie! Hey All! I am new to the team!! <BR> Just needing motivation and a push!! <BR> <BR> Cathy Mon, 1 Oct 2007 17:03:07 EST how many people are in this great team it sure would be nice to know how many we started with and how many are participating each week. i am the competitive type and believe i can outlast anyone lol. at least i am not trying to outeat anymore Mon, 1 Oct 2007 16:57:48 EST Hi there Hi everyone. I am new here. I signed up at the end of last week, but really started today. I have gained 20 pounds since meeting my boyfriend 14 months ago. 10 of those pounds have come on since I quit smoking in June. I am no longer as happy with myself as I used to be and I am looking for some help to get back to where I was. Also, my biggest problem is that my boyfriend can eat whatever he wants and never gain a pound, and his kids are very picky eaters, so it is hard for us to have ... Mon, 1 Oct 2007 13:46:38 EST Question of the Day Hi, everyone! I figured I'd post a QOTD to get everyone thinking and chatting... <BR> <BR> What is your biggest challenge in your weightloss journey and what is your biggest support? <BR> Mon, 1 Oct 2007 13:12:13 EST DIET TIPS It’s far too easy to blame other people for your weight problem. Be accountable for your situation and take responsibility. Nobody is force feeding you that second slice of pizza. Start taking the measures that are going to ensure that you lose weight and stop pointing fingers. The only person who can determine the fate of your weight-loss efforts is you. Mon, 1 Oct 2007 07:24:57 EST WEIGHINS It's been at least a week since you've joined. Anyone want to share their success so far? Here's the spot to do it. Sun, 30 Sep 2007 21:09:15 EST Hello everyone!! Hi, cloggingrandma here. Just getting to know my way around this site. It looks good so far. My goal here is not to lose weight but to get into better healthy life choices. I am very active, work full time in a factory, work out three days a week with my daughter and other friends, do alot of walking and riding my bike, and I am a clog dancer which is a really great workout. Just wanted to say hi and get acquianted. Sun, 30 Sep 2007 17:29:15 EST Greetings from Ft. Rucker,AL Hello to all, I am new to spark and I am really siked about this website. I hope it work for me. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2007 17:28:13 EST New here, too Hi, I'm Mandi. I'm a stay-at-home-homeschooling mom of 4 (7, 5, 4, & 2). Life is hectic, but I'm determined to do this right. I gained a lot of weight after I met my husband, and I haven't really gained any more, but I haven't lost any either. My goal is to lose about 50 lbs, but I'll be happy with just 20. :) I look forward to getting to know you all. Sun, 30 Sep 2007 14:33:37 EST Introduce myself , very new but old at the game! I am Donna, I am a retired electronics engineer. Not sure which group I will fit in with best, so will try several and see. New to the Forum but old at trying to loose weight. Looking forward to meeting people and I need all the support I can muster. Sat, 29 Sep 2007 17:01:02 EST hi everyone just joined today hope it works with success Sat, 29 Sep 2007 15:41:25 EST I just made the cut! I joined today. Looking foward to meeting the rest of you. Sat, 29 Sep 2007 13:01:30 EST This time, I will succeed Hello all! I am new to this and am just saying hello...brief summary: 30 years old, no children, heaviest weight right now 327, want children....I have tried it all: weight watchers, jenny craig, medifast, slimfast, a baratric specialist, nutrisystem, l a weight loss and many more....they don't work. I eat b/c I am bored or b/c I want to and can't control it. I definently am an over eater ...tried Overeater's anonymous too...didn't help...I sneak food, I spend WAY too much money on food ... Sat, 29 Sep 2007 11:13:16 EST hi HI <BR> My name is Linda and I am from Jersey. Iam excited about trying sp. I have alot of work ahead of me to lose weight and I look forward to your help and suggestions. Sat, 29 Sep 2007 09:35:55 EST Hi yall, great to be here It is so great to be here and to meet people who have almost the same or different goals than myself. <em>30</em> Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:47:13 EST I'm another "newbie" Hi my name is Suzanne, I live in Ottawa Canada. Although I weight 212lbs, I set my first goal at 200. I haven't been under 200 pounds for 17 years. I'm looking forwrad to seeing numbers that start with "1" instead of "2". <BR> <BR> It's good to be here and although I'm not very good at navigating through these sites, It will keep my mind and hands busy while I learn. <BR> <BR> Good luck to all of you. Thanks for being here. <em>213</em> Wed, 26 Sep 2007 16:47:40 EST How do I bring up a blog that I marked private I am not sure if i am ready for every one to read my blog however I sure would like access to what i wrote. any help is appreciated Wed, 26 Sep 2007 10:27:07 EST HEART RATE MONITORS RECOPIED THIS FROM ANOTHER POST. <BR> <BR> If you want to use your heart rate monitor to get a better idea of your actual daily calorie expenditure, to compare to the estimates built into your recommended calorie range, here's a way to do it: <BR> <BR> First, wear it while you're sleeping on a typical night. Then take the total calories burned, divide by the number of hours slept, and use that hourly rate for estimating how many calories/hour you burn while asleep. <BR> <BR> Then do the ... Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:17:49 EST newby hello iam new here <em>213</em> Wed, 26 Sep 2007 03:25:50 EST Hi! Hi everybody! I joined yesterday and am just getting up the courage to post on here! I'm 41 (today, woohoo!), married with 2 boys, and live in Florida. I'm so excited about this program; it seems like it will be fun and really motivational. I'm excited to get to know all of you! Tue, 25 Sep 2007 12:54:44 EST Hi Just wanted to say hi to everyone! I am new to this site. Check out my spark page. Looking for some friends to get some support Tue, 25 Sep 2007 12:34:08 EST hi Hi, everyone. I just joined Sparkpeople yesterday, and hope this is what I need to keep myself in check!! I am a sahm of two, one is 17 y/o and the other is 19 m/o we would like to have more but I would also like to loose some weight first. I am 35 almost 36 and been married to my hubby for 17 years. We are from Michigan. Tue, 25 Sep 2007 10:45:56 EST YOUR 1st CHALLENGE 1. Use the food tracker to log everything you eat and drink. <BR> 2. Drink a minimum of 6 cups of water everyday. <BR> 3. Get a minimum of 15 minutes of exercise everydaY. <BR> <BR> For some people it's better to be accountable so you can use the following to post your results. Just cut and paste. <BR> <BR> CALORIES TODAY <BR> Sunday <BR> Monday <BR> Tuesday <BR> Wednesday <BR> Thursday <BR> Friday <BR> Saturday <BR> <BR> WATER CONSUMED-cups <BR> Sunday <BR> Monday <BR> Tuesday <BR> Wedne... Mon, 24 Sep 2007 07:13:54 EST HEY ALL wishing everyone luck!! Sun, 23 Sep 2007 22:52:29 EST Hi from Raleigh! I am a new mother based in Raleigh, NC. I joined this community tonight as a way to lose my baby weight (he's 8 months old) and be motivated about exercise, nutrition, etc. I was on Babyfit and did some research to find SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> I am excited about getting rid of this weight and increasing my energy so that I can be sure to keep up with my increasingly active baby! Sun, 23 Sep 2007 22:40:41 EST Hi, folks! I've recently lost about 35 lbs and have hit some snags in my motivation. My weight has been slowly creeping back on so my first goal is to keep that from continuing. Then I'm hoping to get remotivated so that the rest (15-20 lbs) comes off and stays off. Looking forward to a new re-start! Sun, 23 Sep 2007 13:38:43 EST Hi, Class! Hi, my name is Rayetta and I am 42 years old. I live in South Dakota. I have two wonderful children and a beautiful 8 month old granddaughter. <BR> <BR> I look forward to losing weight and becoming healthier with Sparkpeople. I also look forward to getting to know all of you and wish you all the best in your healthy endeavors. <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Sep 2007 05:17:46 EST