SparkPeople 20 SOMETHING WIVES Team Messageboard A team for wives in their twenties to share fitness tips and get motivation and support SparkPeople 20 SOMETHING WIVES Team Messageboard New to this Hi, im new to all this, ive used sparks people app on my phone but not online. Im here to meet people like me who are here to lose weight to look an feel healthier. So any advise an motivation is welcomed! :) Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:57:09 EST Looking for support very new. Hello Sparkpeople, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the site, I'm 26 and have been married for a year. Since I've moved to Michigan from Ohio, I've lost a lot of friends and lost support from my female friends. I'm really look to meet some new people and gain support. I've gained 15lbs since my wedding day and I'm feeling very insecure. <BR> <BR> Any support would be greatly appreciated, <BR> -R Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:13:53 EST I'm sort of new here... Hi, everybody! I've Had an SP account for awhile, but I've just recently started using it regularly. I'm 24, recently married, I work full-time at a job I love, and I'm also getting a master's degree. I'm looking for a support system of people to help me reach my weight-loss goal of losing 25 pounds. I do cardio kickboxing, kettlebells, recumbent bike, and the occasional treadmill (when I'm actually motivated to get on the evil thing!). Thanks for reading! :) Sun, 3 Jun 2012 08:32:13 EST partners and weight loss I was looking at the discussion topics and we don't post often whatsoever. So here's a question to hopefully get something going: <BR> <BR> What do you find is the most challenging AND beneficial factor in losing weight and being married? <BR> <BR> For me, my husband is very picky and we do not like a lot of the same foods or how meals we both like are cooked (I like my veggies more soft, he likes them crispier). However, he is supportive and willing to try new things with me. Thu, 31 May 2012 21:52:56 EST Sexy in Sixty Days Challenge Hello everyone! I would like to start a challenge! Start day is either April 30th (monday) or May 7th. I would like to start Monday if I can get others to join me! <BR> <BR> The goal is to lose 2lbs a week for 2 months! Imagine what improvement that would be! <BR> <BR> We can discuss details, but I wanted to see if anyone would be interested. Our hubbys would like us being sexy by summer right? :) <BR> <BR> If anyone needs help picking a nutrition or fitness plan feel free to ask! Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:23:13 EST April 2012 Goals Fitness <BR> 1. 1500 Fitness Minutes - 3 hours of swimming, 3 days of strength, 3 walk/jogs per week <BR> 2. 30 for 30 - 10 crunches/10 military push-ups/10 burpees each day for a total of 300 each for the month. <BR> 3. Swim a total of 21,000 meters. <BR> <BR> Nutrition <BR> 1. Eat 5 veggies each day. (70% - 21 days) <BR> 2. Eat 4 fruits each day. (70% - 21 days) <BR> 3. Eat in my range each day. (70% - 21 days) Wed, 4 Apr 2012 07:05:22 EST Stay At Home Wife I have been a member since 2009 but can't seem to stick with it for more than a week or two. When I first joined, I had 25 pounds to lose. Now I am back with 50 pounds to lose. I have been married for four years and every year I have gained just a little more. We moved states and I no longer work or go to school. I am a stay at home wife, with no children or pets. It is so easy to sit around and eat all day. I need a little support to stick with it. <BR> <BR> Tamar Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:58:07 EST March Goals What are your goals for March? <BR> <BR> Here are mine: <BR> <BR> Eating - <BR> 1. Stay in my calorie ranges 80% of the time (25 days). <BR> 2. Follow Self's "Doable Diet" from one of my older Self magazines (moderation including one snack and one treat/day). <BR> 3. Continue cooking dried beans instead of canned beans. Add in making my own frozen meatballs instead of using prepackaged. <BR> 4. Get 80 oz of water/day. <BR> <BR> Fitness - <BR> 1. 3 days of Self's Boot Camp Buffers (8 ... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 11:35:42 EST March Crunches Challenge Let's see how many crunches you can do in March! <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 22:16:08 EST Super Bowl Workout Check out this article on Daily Spark about a Super Bowl workout: <link><BR>_super_bowl_exercise_game_work_out_whi<BR>le_you_watch </link> <BR> <BR> I'm going to do it through one quarter (I'll be putting in some work time the rest of the game). I think that would probably be a great workout! Maybe I can get DH to do it with me. Anyone else interested? Fri, 3 Feb 2012 14:05:38 EST February Challenge I think our February Challenge should be a "Give Up & Add" challenge. You can specify amounts/number of times if you want; it doesn't have to be all or nothing. <BR> <BR> "For the month of February I am going to give up _______ and add _____." <BR> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:57:48 EST Burpee Challenge! It has been a while since we've had a challenge on this board. Why wait until the start of a new month?!? Let's start a challenge now!! <BR> <BR> My sister introduced me to burpees. If you don't know what they are, here is a video: <link> </link> When she did it, she did it much faster though. <BR> <BR> Not counting today we have 11 days until the end of January. I challenge you guys to do 100 burpees (they don't take much time but are a great combo of ... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:12:55 EST AUGUST CHALLENGE ITS THE PEAK OF THE SUMMER SO WHAT BETTER TIME THEN TO BURN CALORIES AND DROP POUNDS. I ENCOURGAE EVERY MEMBER TO JOIN ME IN AUGUST CHALLENGE OF LOSING 2-4 LBS A WEEK. I KNOW IT MAY SEEM LIKE A LOT BUT SIMPLE THINGS CAN MAKE CALORIES BURN. FOR EXAMPLE, PUTTING ON MUSIC AND DOING A LITTLE DANCING WHILE YOU VACCUM WILL HELP YOU BURN CALORIES. THIS IS JUST TO SHOW HOW SMALL CHANGES CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. <BR> <BR> THANKS <BR> <BR> ALETA 234LBS Fri, 5 Aug 2011 22:59:50 EST Zumba I am going to my first Zumba class tonight. Any ideas on what I should expect? Thu, 19 May 2011 15:44:20 EST Ready this time... I've been struggling to lose weight since I had my first kid and got married nearly 11 years ago. It's hard to live with and cook for 3 people who don't gain weight no matter what or how much they eat. ARG!!! <BR> <BR> I have 88 more pounds to lose, though I have lost a lot of weight so far. With the help of my sparkfriends and sparkteams... I am hoping to shed it and keep it off! Wed, 18 May 2011 18:32:56 EST New here Hello everyone! My name is Stella and despite my sparkpage's notion that I have been a member since 2009 or 2010, whichever it shows, I only really started using this site this past week. I wanted to see if I could stick to it for at least a week before introducing myself, so you already know I am sticking around. I am not much of a message board poster, but will try my best to add my positive input, and ask for advice when I need it too. In the last 5 years I have gained over 40 lbs and for ... Sat, 14 May 2011 22:09:02 EST need help!! . Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:14:02 EST Spring Holiday Eating Tips Anyone care to share how you survive the Spring Holidays? I know that I am going to lean toward the fruit and veggies on Easter Sunday! Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:11:29 EST New Here Hi everyone! My name is Chelsie. 26, married for almost 5 years to my wonderful hubby John and we have a 4 year old named Patrick. <BR> <BR> Since the weather has changed and i have been trying to eat better and get back in shape my hubby and I got the kinect and we love it. I have been enjoying it. It is crazy how much of workout you get. Well anyways I hope to get to know ya and talk to you soon. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:26:42 EST looks like i made it When I started on my new life to a better healthier life I met with a new doctor who saw through the whole '' fat and lazy'' and actually listened and help me developed goals for myself and where I wanted to be in a year (June 2011) my first goal was I wanted to fit into my wedding dress by my 5 year wedding anniversary (June 17th, 2011)... As of today I weigh less than I did when we got married so I decided to try it on and to my surprise IT FIT!!! and it was a bit loose!!!! so I guess my ne... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 23:28:44 EST What motivates you? What motivates you along your weight loss journey? Do you have a favorite quote or song? Do you enjoy shopping for a smaller size? What gets you up and going each day? Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:36:40 EST Favorite Recipe? Everyday I struggle with the same thing: What's for dinner - We eat a lot of the same recipes and Im looking to spice things up - any suggestions? Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:37:40 EST wife and a mommy looking for some advice! Hey everyone! I started this journey at 212lbs and now i'm down to 167lbs I want to get my tummy firmed up and getting ready for bathing suit season. I've been doing a ton of cardio almost daily and i've been working on toning the only problem is i'm not really seeing any results in my tummy everywhere else on my body is looking great! how can i loose my pudge?? Wed, 16 Mar 2011 23:18:12 EST hi ladies! I just started on SparkPeople yesterday afternoon and am so happy that a group exists for married women in their 20's! Exciting!!! We celebrated our one year anniversary in January and have committed ourselves to being healthier together. I always looked for a quick fix to my weight and of course, I set myself up to fail that way. My goal is to lose 50pounds, so far I've lost 10 pounds and hope to stay motivated with the help of the team <em>337</em> <BR> *e* Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:38:54 EST Challenge #2: January 16th-31st, 2011 Thank you everyone who participated in the first challenge! Hope to see even more individuals weigh in on the second January challenge! <BR> <BR> For the second part of January... Exercise in at least one new way, and report back how you liked it! It's important to keep your exercises fun and new, especially in the dead of winter. It could be something you've always wanted to try to do or something that you randomly choose. <BR> <BR> Have fun all! Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:30:57 EST What Was Your First Dance Song? My husband, Jamie, and I danced to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:31:43 EST Challenge #1: January 1-15th, 2011 To start off, I want us all to get to know each other a little bit, so by January 15th, post the following information in this thread... <BR> <BR> 1) Your first name <BR> 2) Your wedding date <BR> 3) Your age <BR> 4) Your fitness goals for 2011 <BR> 5) The biggest obstacles to achieving your goals <BR> 6) The best ways for other spark members to help you <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... and then go do 50 sit ups :) <BR> <BR> <BR> Watch for the next challenge to be posted January 15th... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 20:26:41 EST Hello from Los Angeles Hi ladies! My name is Mika and I've been married 3 1/2 years. I've been on SP for quite sometime, but started a new profile because I wasn't taking care of my old one and updating regularly. I'm ready for a new start. Also, I'm looking for a buddy in the area if anyone is near Culver City. Sun, 10 Oct 2010 14:07:31 EST New Here My name is Sammy, I'm married to a wonderful man, we got married in October of 2009. He is an active duty marine, he just got back from his 3rd and last deployment. We live in Southern California on Camp Pendleton. We just had our first baby, a beautiful little boy in August. I'm looking to become more healthy and lose the baby weight i gained (and then some). Having a 2 month old doesn't leave me a lot of time to work out, so i would love to find new ways to work out with my son. I'm interes... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 19:11:15 EST hubby notices! so the other day i was standing in the living room when my hubby goes, wow, you lost weight! <BR> <BR> <BR> yessssss :0) Tue, 5 Oct 2010 21:11:06 EST hubby notices! so the other day i was standing in the living room when my hubby goes, wow, you lost weight! <BR> <BR> <BR> yessssss :0) Tue, 5 Oct 2010 21:10:48 EST Personal Weekly Goal What is yours?? <BR> <BR> This is my first week on program and my goal is purely to stick firmly to the program!! No mistakes!! I need to start this off the right way!! Tue, 28 Sep 2010 21:42:04 EST Hubby.... I hate working out in front of my hubby. He lovs to critique my moves. So I either don't do them when he is home or do it early before he wakes up. How about you, do you work out with our without your hubby in the room? Wed, 15 Sep 2010 19:29:56 EST Goal for the week <em>91</em> For this weeks goal lets get our 8 cups of water everyday. Lets do it team. <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Lets see how much water we can get in this week. <BR> <BR> So far I have 4 cups as of 8 am. <BR> <BR> Good luck and lets have fun today. Mon, 13 Sep 2010 09:01:25 EST New team co-leader Hi everybody, I just wanted to introdue myself. My name if Fisa and I have 2 kids and have 50+ lbs to lose. I am learning as I go and any tips and techniecs that I learn as I go and I will share with you. I am here to help and motivate you as best as I can. If you have any questions or any problems please feel free to post. I wish you all the best. We are all hear for the same reason, to get fit and healthy the healthy way. Sun, 12 Sep 2010 08:55:30 EST Ok what are the .... Ok what are the spark points and the fitness team leader board that I just have found myself on? I am still getting used to this site and am confuesed as to why my name is listed with the others. HELP!! I am exited but what is going on... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 17:02:36 EST . . Sun, 22 Aug 2010 16:34:35 EST New Here... Hello. I just signed up tonight and am getting excited to begin this long journey I have in front of me. This site feels a little overwhelming but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. My husband and I are newlyweds and also have a blended family. So our lives are always crazy busy! I hope to find support and energy from all of you here. You seem very supportive of each other and very successful! Sat, 21 Aug 2010 23:24:29 EST Hi, I'm new to SP! My husband and I have been married for two years. We were engaged for two and a half years. I was so stressed during the wedding planning that the more and more I tried to "lose" weight, the stress caused me to GAIN instead! I'm in school four hours away from my husband trying to finish my degree. I stay super stressed, and have gained around 20 pounds. I am joining SP to try to start to exercising more regularly. I am hoping to lose the weight, improve my mood and outlook on life, and ... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 16:53:42 EST Today is a Great Day! I always find introductions awkward but I will give it a go anyway. I'm Jenni and just turned 27. Over the last couple of years I have gained about 40 lbs. For starters I never watched what I ate and didn't really workout for long periods of time. <BR> <BR> I moved to California from Michigan in August 2009 right after I was married to start grad school in Fresno, CA. In Jan 2010 my husband was diagnosed with cancer (we just found out he is cancer free, but still recovering) Since Jan I have... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 17:57:25 EST Im new : ) Hello everyone! My name is Sara and Im 23 years old. Ive been married for 4 years and my husband is in the Air Force. Currently we are stationed at Whiteman AFB Missouri, but are originally from Pennsylvania. I was thin most of my life, but about 2 years ago I gained 30 lbs while taking Prozac. Since then Ive been trying to get it off, but I have trouble working out and sticking to a diet! Right now Ive started tracking my calories with the Spark app for my ipod and Im working out again! I re... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 19:00:42 EST Hellllo I'm 5'4 with a small frame.I'm soon to be 24 in a matter of like 8 days. I can say that last year on my birthday I was hovering around 155. I've very slowly lost some weight and am down to my last 15 pounds or so. I've been married for 5 years, and don't have children yet. However I keep hearing women talk about 'prebaby weight' and I don't want to struggle later, so here I am now! Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:46:15 EST friend request question So...a few of you have asked to be my friend, but then when i go to my spark page you guys aren't on as my friends? Is there somewhere i need to go to accept you? Or do i just have to go to your sparkpages and add you as a friend? Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:19:22 EST wife and mommy joining the group my name is rachel, i live in upstate Sc, and have been married for 2 years. im the mother of 3 ( ages 4, 1, and 6 months) and have never gotten the baby weight off. so my goal is to be bikini ready by summer (preferably by my 23rd birthday in may) Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:47:46 EST Frustrated with food choices <em>28</em> <BR> I am feeling discouraged & Frustrated about food lately. I am a hairstylist, and work some odd hours. I have been going to the local grocery store or bringing from home my lunch every day. I have been eating salads, LOTS OF FRUIT, cheese/crackers and lean pockets. I am TIRED of eating salad! I don't know what else I can add to my food list to diversify my lunch choices so I am not eating the same thing every day. Is there anything you can suggest? Wed, 20 Jan 2010 23:05:26 EST hi im new a new wife and new to sp hey guys.. im not sure if im doing this right, or if i should have hit Reply instead of new topic (or whatever i hit lol) but im new to sp, and a new wife (married three months ago). when my husby and i moved in together almost 2 years ago, i weight a whopping 105lbs, when we got engaged (nov 08) i was 113, and dieted down to 107 within a couple months... then, unfortunately, i somehow went all the way up to 120 for our october 09 wedding and now weight 122.. im sick of being heavier than whe... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 03:26:17 EST Married 3 years & already can't fit in the dress I am hoping to find friends to help motivate and encourage me to stay on track! Why did I gain 25lbs after i got married? Is it like the college "freshman 15"? Yikes, wouldn't mind losing some of that college weight either! I think i have finally realized this has got to be a permanent change. A new LifeStyle... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:53:48 EST A great workout for on the go......... During the holidays i was all over and unable to do my normal at home exercises so my husband seeing me fusterated went and got me me Jillin Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 for my nintendo DS and it is awsome u can do it any where. Plus it's really intense i was sweatin like crazy time the end of 15 minutes some exercise are longer too! I also have a yoga game that is great for more flexibility!! Try it u won't regret it!!! Tue, 5 Jan 2010 20:07:01 EST Wii Fit I am thinking about buying a Wii and Wii Fit. I was wondering if anyone has been using this as a form of exercise, and what they thought of it. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 20:13:15 EST New wife joining ya! I just got married 8/1 this past year. I had been working with a personal trainer before the wedding to get in shape, but then we went on our honeymoon and fitness wasn't a priority anymore, so I'm back at square one (actually 3 lbs heavier than I was last year). Looking forward to getting to know you all! Fri, 1 Jan 2010 18:57:04 EST Finally ready to put in some REAL effort Hello Ladies :) I'm new here and am excited to make a positive change in my health :) Tue, 29 Dec 2009 16:29:24 EST Spouse support? Hi! I was wondering what type of support/participation you guys all have from your spouses? Sun, 27 Dec 2009 14:29:26 EST I'm new and not sure..... Hi my name is BreeAnne i've been married for 4 1/2 years. I'm 23 years old and looking to lose 25 pounds. i quit smoking as a new years resolution and gained 30 pounds. I've been trying to fix the problem for about 5 months on my own and well not working so well!! I'm not good with the internet and not sure how to set up my page or navigate around here! so any advice would be nice i know how to get me emails but that is about it!!! <em>24</em> Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:19:51 EST New, anyone else following Paul Mckenna's System? Hi I'm Ellie, I'm 23 years old and live in England! <BR> <BR> I started the Paul Mckenna "I can make you thin" system two weeks ago and have so far lost 6lbs! Which in my world is a good amount in two weeks! <BR> <BR> I was just wondering if there's anyone else doing the PM system? <BR> <BR> If not come and say hello anyway! <BR> I found SparkPeople through the Paul Mckenna website and I think it's brilliant, I'd never even heard of it in England before So I'm going to spread the word! <B... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 12:04:46 EST Hello I have been married to my darling husband for almost a year now... He has been running with his boss lately and i think i would cry if he got smaller then me, so i decided to start hitting the gym... i have put on a little weight since well i was 17 ha ha ha ha ha ha.. i had a tummy tuck and lipo done in 2006 but i never bothered to really work out since then so i got a lot of work to do :-( Sun, 23 Aug 2009 13:58:00 EST Just Said, "I Do." Hi Everyone, <BR> I guess it's time for me to introduce myself. My name is Kendra and I just got married to my best friend this past July 11th. I am twenty one years old till September 9th so that will be fun. I have heard that losing weight needs to be a lifestyle change so why not make a couple lifestyle changes all at once. When I met my husband I was eight years old about to be best friends with a boy. At twelve I found out that I liked him awfully lot and it was more then a friend. Fi... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 14:58:32 EST New here!!! Just wanted to say hi! I am super excited to be here!!!!! Wed, 24 Jun 2009 16:04:31 EST Any Marylanders out there? Hi there, I'm new to this site and still learning the ropes. I am 25 and live in Aberdeen with my husband and 2 puppies. I recently lost my workout buddy as she moved away and wasn't sure if any of you are from the area and would be interested in working out. I am much better working out when I am doing it with someone else. Let me know... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:18:02 EST New to group My DH is a AET E6 and has been in the CG for nearly 9 years now. We are stationed at Hitron Jacksonville and I love it here. We have no kids currently and wont be trying until later this year. My goals are to just stay healthy and fit. We just put an offer in for a house so my goal is throughout this process to stay honest with myself and keep with it no matter the challenge. Once we get everything done on the new home he is to be deployed for 2 months so the next couple of months will be str... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 09:31:54 EST new to the group hey yall my name is amanda im 21, i have been married for 5 years, my husband and i have a 2 year old son. They are my world. I want to lose weight before we have another baby hopefully soon we will be able to start trying. Sun, 22 Mar 2009 23:25:22 EST I'm New.... Hello everyone, I'm hoping by joining a group I will be held more accountable and make smarter choices in my eating. I'd like to lose a total of 30 pounds. I'm 23 years old and have been married for 2 1/2 years to my wonderful husband Jeff. We would like to start a family in the next year or so and I would like to get in the habit of daily excersise and healthy eating. Mon, 16 Feb 2009 15:23:19 EST Spit or Swallow I saw this on another board and it looked kinda fun. I'll list a food and the next person says whether they'd spit or swallow it, then leave another food for the next person and so on. So to start.... <BR> <BR> apples Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:36:03 EST Weigh-Ins Here's where everyone can update with their weigh-ins and inches off. Sun, 8 Feb 2009 14:58:03 EST Any one There? Seems this team page is pretty...well...dead. Anybody still around? Thu, 5 Feb 2009 15:01:39 EST Hello! from New Zealand Hi there. I'm Ashley, I'm 20 year old and have been married for almost 2 years now YAY! (2 years in Jan '09). I'm from New Zealand, if you don't know where that is - find Australia on a map and look east. <BR> <BR> I'm looking to lose 40 kgs... i think that is about 90 pounds or something. My first goal is 10kgs lost by January. Not sure how I'm going so far, will find out my weight in two week when I go to the doctors. <BR> <BR> I've always 'struggled' with my weight, always been the fat ... Tue, 25 Nov 2008 17:14:03 EST Hello :-) Hi All, <BR> <BR> I've been around Spark for awhile, but I'm just now getting back on the bandwagon. My husband is (somewhat) supportive of my weight loss goals, but when it comes down to it, he has no interest in eating healthy with me. We have 2 kids and I want to get fit so that I can play with them without feeling winded after 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> I'm not really doing a "diet". I'm just trying to watch what I eat and make healthy choices. So far, so good. I've lost 6 pounds in the las... Sun, 16 Nov 2008 16:36:14 EST Hi, I'm new here. Hi, I'm Jodi and I've been married for a little over 2 years. My husband is my biggest supporter, but I still have trouble...maybe it's because he eats whatever he wants and gains nothing (practically loses weight while eating badly) and I gain more than enough for the both of us. I'm fed up with it and I'm ready to get healthy and feel attractive again. I also have a little girl who just turned 2 and we would like to have another in the future, but I want to make sure I'm healthy first. ... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 21:14:16 EST Hey, I'm new! Hey everyone so I'm not entirely new to sparkpeople, I started about a year ago and only followed it for a few months...well here I am again, because I never succeeded in what I started! This time I'm staying motivated and positive, I can do this and I will do this! A little about me, i'm 21 i've been with my husband for 5 years today! LOL. Married for a little over 2 years and life couldn't be better..well it could if I could lose this extra weight!!!! So good luck everyone and hello also! H... Fri, 17 Oct 2008 12:26:54 EST Trying everything Hello, My name is autumn and I am new to spark. I would love to lose 60 to 70lbs. My weight is taking it's toll on my marriage. I am a mother of two and would like one more child. My husband has refused until I can get my weight to 160 and keep it there for a year. So 46lbs is my short term goal long term is 70lbs. Tue, 2 Sep 2008 11:58:14 EST Big, Beautiful, 23, and Married! Hey all! <BR> <BR> OOPS TYPO!!! LOL! I'm 22 right now! Haha! I don't want to age myself anymore before December! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I have recently married the love of my life and very best friend! We had a January wedding with fresh snow and all! <BR> <BR> I need to lose a lot of weight and am here to connect with other wives who are looking to do the same. AND work, maybe go back to college, keep a house, be a daughter, sister, etc! <BR> <BR> We are in this together! I look forwa... Mon, 1 Sep 2008 17:39:47 EST Mrs. Hey married ladies. I'm not new to sparkpeople, I just find an excuse to avoid it like everything else involving my weight. Now that I'm married I'm really starting to examine my weight more especially the more and more we talk about when we are going to have children. I really want to be healthy for my kids so it is very important for me to start now. Is this a big concern with everyone as well? Mon, 1 Sep 2008 15:32:53 EST New Here! Hello! My name is Jamie. I am 25 years old and have been married for 1 1/2 years now. My goal is to lose anywhere from 30 to 40 pounds. Thu, 10 Jul 2008 23:14:33 EST Tips! Hi all. <BR> I thought a good way to livin' up the room would be for us all to share some helpful tips~! <BR> <BR> If any of you get dragged to a pampered chef party, my most valuable purchase ever from there was the baby batter bowls (prep bowls) They are a cup each, and have measurements on the side. I find it helpful to use these when I am having cereal or ice cream etc..then I can measure the 1/2 cup serving without over doing it. Mon, 30 Jun 2008 23:46:47 EST Mrs. Helpmest yhealthy Hi ladies, <BR> My name is Corene. I am almost 21 years old(july 17th) and have been married a little over a year and a half (yes I know, I am young!)lol. I found your team and would love to be an integral part! Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:45:07 EST New to the group I've just joined this group. I'm 26 years old and on July 21st I will celebrate 8 years of marriage with my wonderful husband. Throughout our marriage I have continued to gain weight. I was never the "skinniy girl", but I was content with my weight while dating. 30 is getting closer and I really want to embrace my 20's and do all things I dream of. I feel as though I am held back by my weight. I have been on a weight loss journey since Feb. and I've lost about 35 lbs...I forgot about sp... Tue, 24 Jun 2008 14:10:34 EST Another Mrs. Come July 14th I'll have been married for one year. <BR> <BR> I tried losing the weight prior to walking down the aisle but didn't really stick with the plan and so didn't lose much. Then the first of the year hit and I had the realization that I was horribly overweight and needed to make a change. January was a great month seeing a 15 pound loss. Then life got extra hectic and my exercise and food plan fell to a low priority. Now I want to make it high priority again and keep it there. ... Sun, 8 Jun 2008 14:16:26 EST Another wife ... Hello everyone. I am a wife of 5 years .. to the man I started dating my junior year of high school. We have a beautiful 3 year old daughter and live in Minnesota. I have been very unhappy about my weight since before graduating high school .. but since hubby was in love with me and I was with him neither one of us really pay attention to our weight or diets. I wake up feeling way older then I should and think that is just insane. I am joining spark to finally take the "real" plunge and just ... Thu, 22 May 2008 09:10:25 EST MS. NEW NEW Hey all, I've been reading over the spark pages for a while considering which teams to join, however I think I sit here a while to see what the 20 something wives "club" can do for me. Not here to spill all the drama or cloud others mind. Just looking for some "TRUE" motivation. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your future support. <BR> <BR> Hailing from Houston, TX. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 29 Apr 2008 09:06:55 EST Another Newbie! Hello Ladies! <BR> <BR> I am 26 years old and trying to lose some weight. I have been married for just over a year. I started dating my husband 4 years and 60 pounds ago. I would be happy to lose even half of that. <BR> <BR> Best regards, <BR> Melanie Mon, 28 Apr 2008 16:35:24 EST NEW!! Hi everyone, my name is Nichole. I am a 27 year old newly wed with alot to lose. When I first started trying to lose weight (Jan. 1st 2008) I weighed 300lbs and I am now down 45lbs. The hardest part about this whole journey for me is that my husband is supportive, yes, but he is as thin as a rail and has no idea what I'm going through. I'm glad that I found this place so that I can chat with people who know exactly where I'm coming from! I look forward to talking with you! Thu, 3 Apr 2008 23:57:43 EST Giving this Spark thing a whirl! Hello ladies! My name is Corin. I've been married to the world's greatest husband for 7 years, and have 4 great munchkins. <BR> <BR> I'm currently trying to lose about 70 pounds. I'm an eater. I LOVE food. <em>4</em> I munch from the time I get up, until I go to bed. <BR> <BR> I've considered losing weight, but recently saw several photos of myself (I'm usually camera shy, so I rarely see photos of myself), and couldn't believe what I saw! . <em>15</em> So, I'm jumping on the ... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 23:34:29 EST New gal here Hey, <BR> My name is Nataly. Im 22 soon to be 23. I've been married for 2 years. I have a ton of weight to lose and hope to be more inspired and be able to find the confidence to get out of my house. I've let my weight be my jail... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 15:03:42 EST New to the Team Hello everyone. I'm 26 and have over 100lbs. to lose. I've been married for over 4.5 years. I live in Ohio. It's nice to be part of this team. Mon, 25 Feb 2008 12:32:41 EST TREAT YOURSELF WITH A VACATION HEY ALL IF YOU ARE INTRESTED IN TRAVEL LET ME KNOW I AM A TRAVEL AGENT AND I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU OUT ON ANY TRAVEL NEEDS YOU HAVE JUST HIT ME YOU THANK YOU Sat, 23 Feb 2008 11:11:31 EST I'm Here....and I'm new! :) Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself. I've heard a lot of good things about SP and I'm excited that this will be what I need in order to finally drop those pounds! I'm a mother of 2 great kids, 3 & 4 years old. I thought dropping the weight after I had kids would be easy but I wasnt ready and expecting all the temptations that came my way. So here I am. Hopefully with everyone's support and all the information I get off this website, I can reach my goal and never ha... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 23:51:40 EST New to the Team Hi! I'm new to the team and am looking forward to having a group to share information about weight loss with. It's always good to have support! Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:42:36 EST Newbie Hi, <BR> I want to lose 100 pounds by July of next year. I know i can do it i started out losing 13 pounds. Kinda stalled there gained a few back and am back to going full blast. Been over a month since I've had soda, been drinking ALOT of water Wish me luck! <BR> Tue, 19 Feb 2008 22:19:00 EST looking for some peer support Hi, my name is Audrey. I've been married for 3 years. We have an adorable 2 year old son named Joey. I just started working at the Kennedy Space Center last November. It's my first real job out of college. <BR> <BR> I've been slowly getting heavier since I started college in 2001. I'm disgusted with how I look now and it's affecting our sex life and my self-esteem. <BR> Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:07:54 EST Add another new member I just wanted to introduce myself. I am 26, married for just under a year, and am trying to loose 30 pounds. You all seem really movtivating. I hope I can motivate you too. Tue, 12 Feb 2008 18:25:26 EST Slim Fast Just a tip! I have some Slim Fast Optimas for those days that I do not have a ton of time to make breakfast and this morning I used one to make asmoothie. I used chocalate royale and mixed 1 cup of mixed frozen berries. it was good! Thu, 24 Jan 2008 11:04:40 EST New to the team Hey everyone! I'm Tashie 23 from Tennessee, been happily married for 3 1/2 years now. I have been on Spark for 2 weeks now and just found this group and thought I would join. Good luck to everyone and I look forward to hearing from everyone. Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:44:18 EST I'm New Hey All! My name is Aprile, I got married in June 2007. I am currently trying to lose 22 pounds by the end of April for my parents' birthday party. After that, I would like to lose another 10 pounds. I am looking forward to talking with you all! Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:48:04 EST Hi ladies!!! Hi all! my name is lisa and i am new here...... i kinda joined and then did not log on..... so here i am, trying again!!!! hope to meet lots of new friends!!! i can really use some good, true friends!!! <BR> talk soon darlings! Thu, 17 Jan 2008 20:16:05 EST new here hey everyone. just joined this site about a week ago. I'm 20yrs old, been married for a little over a yr and a half, and we have two little boys. just looking for some support and motivation to lose this extra weight i've gained. so far its been going great. good luck to everyone else, and hope all is going well for ya! Wed, 16 Jan 2008 20:49:29 EST New Girl Hey! I'm sorta new to the site still, and just got the idea to join up with you other wives (after all I think we are in a diffent playing field than our single friends in their 20s right?). Anyway, I am a 22 year old newly wed... married just over 6 months (in June). I had a whirl-wind year last year, completeing college and an internship in May before marrying in June. And now I want to take some time to get back to feeling good.... I have accomplishments to be proud of so might as well fee... Wed, 16 Jan 2008 11:26:31 EST new too! Hi all. My name is Heather. I am married with 4 kids and live in Utah. <BR> <BR> I have about 60 pounds to lose! I have yo yo'd for years on weight watchers losing 20 -40 pounds and then gaining it all back plus some:( <BR> <BR> I will be turning 30 later in the year and am trying to use that as my motivation....I would like to start my 30's off right. Sun, 13 Jan 2008 21:53:39 EST One more new girl I saw this site on the THS on E! I've never really tried a program like this before but I am hoping it will encourage me to keep on track. I am 23 and I just got married a few months ago; unfortunately every time I look at my wedding pictures I see me at my heaviest. It's definitely time for change! Tue, 8 Jan 2008 16:06:04 EST Another Newbie Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> I also wanted to introduce myself. I am 23, living in Louisville with my husband (of 9 months), and have a goal to lose 20 pounds. I graduated college a year ago and had to leave the luxery of a great "free" gym behind, thus allowing me to gain 20 pounds this past year. <BR> <BR> Hope this site can keep me motivated to lose. I want to be a LOSER! (I don't say that very often, :)) Mon, 7 Jan 2008 21:26:58 EST Doing things different in 2008 Hi,Im Fatonya. Im 27 yrs old and married with one child. Ive recently gained 50+ lbs in the past year and Im tired of it. Ive tried so many times to lose weight Id lose it then gain it right back. i decided this year I would do something different just need a lil motivation. Tue, 1 Jan 2008 13:44:13 EST Hey all I'm new Hey, Im a newly wed that wants to lose weight. I have struggled with my weight as long as I can remember. Of course, it doesnt help much when you have a mother that teased you or didnt support you. I have a wonderful husband that is supporting me in whatever I decide. I dont want to just look good for him, but mainly for myself. I need to see myself shedding the weight in order to keep up with my routine. Any tips? Sat, 22 Dec 2007 15:46:34 EST No Gym Membership My husband & I don't have a lot of extra money after bills. So we really can't afford to pay the $40 a month for a gym membership. Does anybody work out at home that can give me some tips on tapes or what they do without a membership? I have been looking on local classifieds for a treadmil or bike for pretty cheep but so far no luck Wed, 7 Nov 2007 10:56:17 EST I need help... Hi fellow sparkpeople! <BR> I have been away from this diet too long and I need to get back on it. I need some motivation or inspiration from you. Can you please help me! I feel like I've lost all control and with the holdays around the corner, I'm afraid of what I'm going to turn into! PLEASE HELP!!! Mon, 8 Oct 2007 11:48:35 EST Salads What do you put in yours? What dressing do you use? Im looking for ideas, Sat, 29 Sep 2007 01:18:42 EST Newbie Hello all, I am brand new to SP and posted basically my into in a nother section but I will repost it here: <BR> <BR> I am Caroline 28 married to Ray 27 live in NH and am looking to loose a total of 65 lbs and decided that since I get discouraged so easly to try it in smaller incraments and see how that goes. So I am just looking to get from 209 down to 199. I look forward to getting to know you guys better. <BR> <BR> Caroline ;o) Wed, 26 Sep 2007 13:22:59 EST Pep the room up I don't know about ya'll but I think this team needs some pep in it's step.LOL I never hardly see any new posts which includes me being guilty of it. I usually don't know what to say but I know that I am not encouraging anyone by doing that. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let everyone know that I hope you have a great day and you exceed in the goals that you have for yourself today and if you don't I hope that you do not beat yourself up. Instead get up and get on with the next goal you have. Th... Mon, 24 Sep 2007 11:02:06 EST Measurements Vs. The scale I went to the gym today and I was sure I had not made any progress because my scale hadnt been moving, but I found out I replaced 6lbs of fat with 6lbs of muscle and reduced my over all body fat by 3% YAY!!! Mon, 17 Sep 2007 13:12:15 EST New kid on the block I am a mommy of four and boy do I still have my baby fat although my youngest is four I still claim it. I am a full time student and honestly love to snack at 2 in the morning when I am cramming for a test. I am looking to change all of this and hope that I can find and give support to others in some what the same situation. <em>15</em> Tue, 11 Sep 2007 22:14:36 EST New and already frustrated. So..hmmm well Im trying to lose about 40lbs to start with but I am sure thats way to large of an amount to start off with but at this point ten lbs would be good <em>20</em> . Well Im not sure what to say so any questions for me Ill answer . Sun, 9 Sep 2007 21:09:03 EST Did You Workout Today? Post here to let the team know what kind of workout you did today. <BR> <BR> I walked with Duke, my puppy, for 30 min around the neighborhood. I'm slowly getting to know the roads around here. Fri, 7 Sep 2007 21:35:10 EST What are you doing to loose weight? What is everyone doing to loose weight? <BR> <BR> I'm walking my dog more, drinking more water, and making sure I eat my veggies. I also don't buy any sweets or snacks. Thu, 6 Sep 2007 15:34:29 EST Hi Everyone Hey there, I'm new to the group. I think it's great to have a group for wives in their 20's. It seemed to me that all the other 20's groups were full of single people. Not that there is anything wrong with that, I just always felt out of place. But, now we have a place. This is great. <BR> <BR> So, I've been married for just over a year and we have a 4 1/2 month old Golden Retriever named Duke. I just got done taking him for a walk. And now he is trying to type with me on the computer. Wed, 5 Sep 2007 21:04:48 EST Free Snack at .............! Has everyone seen the commercials on TV yet or already gotten their free Kashi snack? <BR> <BR> They are hosting snack drives around the US and also, "virtual ones" where you trade in a bad snack for one healthy Kashi snack. Check it out at! They'll send you a free snack... if anything, who can resist yummy free food? Mon, 3 Sep 2007 19:21:15 EST New to the group! Hello im new to this group! My name is Cassandra. IM 24 married to love of my life and we have a precious almost 2 year old! I gained quite a bit of weight when i was pregnant with her bc of a complicated pregnancy.. I gained around 80lbs.. since ive had her i lost 50lbs but have been stuck. I would like to lose between 30 to 50 more pounds... Sat, 1 Sep 2007 13:17:10 EST Hello!! My name is Alissa. I am from PA. I am 27 (almost 28) and have been married for 6 years (almost 7). My DH loves me no matter how I look but I want to feel better about myself. I need to lose about 80 pounds. This time I am going to do it and keep it off. Mon, 13 Aug 2007 22:13:02 EST