SparkPeople HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1444 To help each other with High Blood Pressure SparkPeople HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1444 Newly diagnosed with diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67942925 Just looking for new ways to live with major diseases. Hoping to find encouragement and support through others who are experiencing the same thing. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:47:18 EST 2017 guidelines for high blood pressure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10093x1444x67923324 I wasn't sure which board to post this under and I know that I am trying to control my blood pressure with exercise and diet. I just heard that they have now changed the guidelines for high blood pressure the other day and was wondering if anyone had any input on these new guidelines. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:49:16 EST Hi! I'm Dawn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67914642 I'm new. I'm open to suggestions & ideas. Have you been successful or somewhat successful with this plan? Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:29:17 EST Hi! I'm Dawn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67912426 I'm new. I'm open to suggestions & ideas. Have you been successful or somewhat successful with this plan? Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:52:22 EST Can’t find my motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67809361 Hi team <BR> New again😊 <BR> Need help getting motivated, I know it’s in me,but where. Sun, 29 Oct 2017 00:31:02 EST Colleen C http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67737348 I have been on many diets and now it is difficult to choose one that will work for me. It is hard for me to stay motivated. <BR> I just recently retired, I was in the Easter Seals program for Seniors and I reached the duration limit of 4 years with them. My last position with them was working with the Clothing Closet. All the clothes are free and the clients could come in twice a month and get up to 25 items. So I got to know a lot of people in the community and I miss that. The clients are... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:15:26 EST fresh start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67717885 Need to find the motivation to stay in a healthy lifestyle I have such a sugar addiction smart enough to know what I have to do just need the push to follow through. Hoping to find that all here, Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:07:19 EST Glad to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67697409 Hi, I'm here on my ... I'm not sure how many trip to Spark people during which I've made a good start at losing weight (with a long way to go). Right now I'm focusing on a personal eight week lose 5% challenge as a kick off to return to a healthier life; and glad to be here as well. I'm in my mid-40's, Australian, single and work part time in a job I enjoy. I'm currently restricted by not being able to do much in the way of exercise but I hope that will change soon. Meanwhile I know my eating... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:25:37 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67687999 Hi! I have tried Spark People in the past but now that I have been diagnosed with HPB, I have decided I need to get serious about my healthy eating! Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:58:28 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67668559 Just wanted to introduce myself! I've been on WW but thought I would try this instead! Do you like it? :) Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:31:06 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67594781 New to team but not to SP starting a new after a hospital stay <BR> <BR> I couldn't deny any longer I need help with my blood pressure. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know you all Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:05:14 EST On the road to a NEW life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67584451 Hi, My name is Tina and I am excited to be beginning a new lifestyle. I have in the past three weeks been following a Ketogenic diet. I have already seen a reduction in my blood sugar, my cholesterol, and most wonderfully my food craves, ie. sugar. I am finding myself less and less hungry. That is quite a feat for a 27 year long diabetic. I am hoping to hook up with other Keto folks here on Spark People. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:30:28 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67567231 I am starting over, after a 3 year absence, just diagnosed with high blood pressure a few months ago. Still adjusting the meds. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:31:44 EST hello, my name is anne with an E http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67535462 Hi, I am picking myself off the ground and getting healthy after getting some scary news from my doctor. I used to be very active and outdoorsy and ate mostly healthy. Then I put myself on the backburner while seeing to the needs of several special needs kids. I learned to ask for help with all of that and wanted to work on myself. Now, I HAVE to work on me and get into the mindset that it is okay to set aside time to work on me and find balance. I will poke around the site but wanted to get ... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:46:45 EST hulagrl, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67454068 Aloha! I need to get on a program that will help me lose weight. But what's more important is I am a diabetic, have high blood pressure, kidney problems, and thyroid problems. Having a hard time getting started. I just want to feel better and get in control of my life. Mahalo Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:11:48 EST Stop giving up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67438328 I don't know how many times I have started a new diet but I never seem to get to my goal I always give up. I keep telling myself this time I won't give up. I want to lose 50 pounds. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:30:05 EST Blood pressure machine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10093x1444x67402763 Good morning <BR> <BR> I need to buy a new machine as the one I have is 17 years old and is not taking readings correctly. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:41:36 EST Words That Sound The Same But Different. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25456x1444x67375792 Mail and Male Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:24:49 EST Eat Healthy Food for Lowering BP Use Emoticon. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10093x1444x67335111 Eat Healthy Food. <BR> Garlic <em>372</em> ~~~ <em>521</em> <BR> Proven Facts: Eating fresh Garlic Lowers BP <BR> Also add to your favorite Meals. <BR> Buy Garlic Tablets. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:12:44 EST Name any Famous Person. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25456x1444x67335019 Name any Famous Person~~Presidents, Movie Actors, Actress, Singers. <BR> Let's Keep it Going! <BR> <BR> Michael Jackson Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:48:58 EST Two Words, Change One. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25456x1444x67328363 Apple Tree Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:38:39 EST frustrated rambles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x67305935 Have you heard of people getting OFF their meds due to diet? I'm told mine is mainly hereditary. My cousin stopped her pills and boom....lost 20 lobs just like that. TWENTY POUNDS!!! <BR> <BR> Not suggesting anyone just stop. Just hopeful that eventually we can. LOL Seems like a catch 22. Got to lose the weight to lower bp, meds make you gain weight ... yo yo yo yo yo. eh, I'll keep trying I'll keep trying trying trying trying trying.... <BR> <BR> <em>14</em> <BR> <BR> Oh. HI... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 19:25:33 EST Hi from Minnesota! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67298409 Hello, my name is Rachelle. I live in Minnesota as a single mom, with my three daughters (ages 17, 13, and 10) and our cat, Zappa. I have had a weight struggle ever since having my second daughter. I have been on SP before and liked it a lot, but always let life get in the way of my success. I have always struggled with balancing self-care with the needs of others. I am hoping to continue to work on prioritizing myself in my own life (preferably without guilt) and also get in better shape/hea... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 10:55:19 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67261945 Hello. I'm Vicki, I live in the mountains of North Carolina. I received a diagnosis of high blood pressure in June. I think my reading scared them at the doctor's office....they took it four times. So, now I have meds, have adjusted to them, and am taking steps to be a healthier me. I'm looking forward to getting and being a support for others. Sun, 30 Jul 2017 12:49:40 EST New to the team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67240055 Hi to all here. I am living and working at Yellowstone National Park for the 2017 season. I'm a full time RVer, but my state of residence is South Dakota. This is my first year and it's been fun. I am glad that this group is here as I have dealt with HBP all my life. I have lost 21 pounds since working at Yellowstone (started April 17th) and my doctor here is monitoring me to keep my blood pressure medicine at the level that's right for me since I'm losing weight. <BR> <BR> I look forward t... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:12:00 EST Just joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67193772 My friend called me this evening and inspired me with her weight loss and how easy this site can be so I've sat down joined and entered my food for today and I didn't do too bad! <BR> I suffer from Adrenal Fatigue so I'm going to take the exercise slow and easy so I don't set myself back. <BR> It said I could obtain my weight goal by March 2018! 67 pounds, that seems doable. <BR> My main thing is not not complicate this and make it burdensome. <BR> So I'm excited to join you all and hopef... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:03:50 EST New Again :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67168889 I was a member here quite a while ago and decided today that I'd like to come back.. I have lost some weight.. My all time top weight was a long time ago but I was at 250.. I've managed to get myself down to 185.. I get frustrated looking at the healthy meals online because most of them include green veggies.. I had a pulmonary imbolism a couple years ago and have been on Warfarin ever since.. It's been confusing because I am told one thing by one pharmacist as to not eat alot of green to oth... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:46:34 EST Lynda Carr http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x67082553 Hi, I am Lynda Carr and I have no idea what I am doing, or really how to get started. Plus I want to download to my phone so I can scan nutritional info at store, etc. Can somebody please help me. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:37:44 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66931732 Hello, <BR> <BR> I belonged to Sparkpeople about a decade ago, but didn't really do much with it, so I consider myself a newbie. This is day 2, and I've been having fun exploring the site. I gravitated to a few forums, one of which was this one. I've had high blood pressure for a while, and to be honest, I KNOW if I ate right and exercised more I could probably cut down from the 4 different meds I am currently on. I have a few other medical issues, which at the moment don't need to be di... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 14:06:24 EST Grouping Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66905183 I am having trouble setting up a new group of foods. I try to follow the steps but can not get to Step 2. I enter the foods I want then I do not see a step 2 button. Directions say to hit the "close" button" I do not see one so I "x" out which closes all that I entered. Do I need an upgrade or something? Wed, 31 May 2017 07:38:33 EST Hi from Long Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66883377 If anyone goes to the Fitness 19 in Long Beach, could you tell me please about your experiences there. I'm thinking about joining. Sat, 27 May 2017 12:37:28 EST suggestions for lowering blood pressure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x66877648 I was just at the doctors office and my blood pressure numbers are better, but the systolic (upper number) is still high. I will find out next week how my cholesterol numbers are looking now. <BR> <BR> I have been watching my sodium intake, eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies, I usually have either oatmeal of fiber one cereal for breakfast every day, only drink skim / non-fat milk, fat free yogurt, pork tenderloin only once a week and I only have 3 ounces (occasionally 4 ounces), somet... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:49:50 EST Health Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66865759 I would like to get some health breakfast tips Wed, 24 May 2017 11:42:55 EST I'm tired of hurting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66840634 I'm 68 years old and I need to lose 150 pounds. I'm tired of feet hurting, legs hurting, hips hurting, back hurting. I've battled with weight issues all my life and I've always lost the battle. I'm going to need to know that I'm not alone and to know that even this old lady can succeed and start to feel better, emotionally and physically. Sat, 20 May 2017 07:14:41 EST New and Lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66821350 Although I signed up several weeks ago, I'm just getting started exploring the board. Mostly I felt I had to wait until the end of a very difficult semester to take on anything new. I had a lot of success with Weight Watchers years ago but when I joined again, I found that they have eliminated the discussion boards--the number one reason for my prior success. I've been working on becoming more active and served recently completed Walk Across Texas (although I substituted aqua-jogging and yard... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:47:46 EST Living Life at 64 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66758069 Over the past two years I have lost 60pounds. I was I'm bad health prior to losing weight. Life is better now, but my doctors want more weight loss and I need a support team. I do go to the gym but I have not gone all week. I am only 4 feet eleven inches tall with arthritis. I am happy to have found you guys. Sat, 6 May 2017 00:34:18 EST Hi, I'm Paula. Not very successful losing weight.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66683264 Well, I'm here trying again and wanting to do it by healthy eating and cutting down on how much I eat. I'm a compulsive stress eater, ugh. I'm an insulin and pills diabetic type 2. Gotta change my life style or it's not gonna be good. I'm an old crone and I want to live many more years... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:24:57 EST EAGER TO LOSE AND GET FIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66677529 HELLO EVERYONE... I HAVE MADE THIS JOURNEY MANY TIMES BUT AM DETERMINED TO MAKE THIS A LASTING EFFORT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE. i CAN RECALL AS A TEENEAGE THINKING AT MY WEIGHT OF 165LBS THAT I WAS "FAT" BECAUSE YOU SEE i WAS TOLD THAT I WAS OVERWEIGHT IN COMPARISON TO MY CLASSMATES IN HIGH SCHOOL. I AM OF LARGE FRAME, SIZE 10 SHOE.... HEIGHT OF A SKOSH UNDER 6 FEET TALL.......YET WAS MADE TO FEEL THAT IN ORDER TO FIT IN WITH THE CLASSMATES THAT I NEEDED TO BE A SIZE 9 IN CLOTHES. WHAT I DIDN... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:10:41 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66672480 Hi everyone, my name is Rose and I'm 61, been having a lot of BP issues again since insurance made me go on generic Crestor for a month way back last September. BP had been stable on pills and eating decently, for years, and has not been since, even recently hitting over 200 systolic and many times over 100 diastolic. Emotionally I am now a wreck, as with the high BP came heart palpitations, and now have just been put on a blood thinner (which I am terrified about!) <BR> <BR> Is anyone else... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:02:45 EST New Member in need of a NEW ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66485402 Hello everyone, <BR> My name is Temeshia new to this group and really don't know much at all about it. Was told from a friend that you guys truly support one another and that's what I need. Looking to losing weight, eating healthier, and learning how to portion control. Looking forward to this new start for myself. <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:04:24 EST Hi! I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66478296 I just wanted to post for my first time and let you know who I am. I'm starting today and hopefully with the support of some people here, I can lose weight and start to live a little better life. I'm doing this alone meaning nobody at work or in my family knows. I am not really close to anyone in my family except my Dad and honestly he really has other things to stress over other than my weight problems. I work around a bunch of men which is fine, I guess I'm just one of them, nobody cares wh... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:44:32 EST foods contributing to total sodium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10093x1444x66475428 I never add salt to anything, nor do I cook with salt and so far my total sodium intake has always been around 1200 - 1400 mg per day with the occasional day with around 1600 mg. However, yesterday my total sodium intake was at 2200 mg. <BR> <BR> I know that I can see what the total sodium intake is at the bottom of the My Nutrition page (which is how I know what my total intake is each day). <BR> <BR> Anyway, I was wondering if there is some way to see exactly how much each food con... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:25:37 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66470426 Hi all! I have spent the last 12 years not focusing on me (I have 4 boys) and now my health is being affected. I went to the doctor yesterday and she is very concerned with my blood pressure. i have been having blood tests done , I had an EKG done (that was good thankfully). I am going for a sleep apnea test and will have a 24 hour blood pressure monitoring done. I am very nervous about all that has been going on. I am trying to make a change so that I can help control this. I am looki... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:19:16 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66394755 I'm now working on my hbp. I am currently not controlled and am on amlodipine 5 mg a day. I hate this med and want to be able to get off of it. I have been on a beta blocker and had bad side effects, been on hctz and potassium dropped, been on an ace inhibitor and had an allergic reaction. I am sick of these meds. I was ok bp wise last year. Had actually been recently going to Dr for 3 week stomach sickness and bp reading were normal. Then tooth abscessed, Dentist got a high reading and later... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 11:48:41 EST What is your Blood Pressure Reading Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x66327746 February 28, 2017 My BP reading is 157 / 75 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:24:38 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66325749 I just joined today. I need to lose 65 lbs. and at age 63 it's fighting me every step of the way! Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:15:40 EST Name a Famous Person. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66313185 Donald Trump <em>250</em> President <em>205</em> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:10:13 EST Pat101 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66311538 Hi! My name is Pat. I am 70 years old, soon to be 71 March 18. I am female. I am in a power wheel chair. I cannot walk, due to an auto accident in 1967. I have several medical conditions wrong with me. I have, Asthma, rhinitis, I am a diabetic type 2, I have hypo-theroidism ,diverticulosis, acid reflux, congestive heart failure, osteo-arthritice, gout, fiberomyalgia, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, edema, kidney(cronic renal insufficiency) and sleep apnea. I weigh about 315 lbs.... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:17:19 EST psychnurse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66274267 My weight has been fluctuating due to health related issues. Two years ago I underwent treatment and surgery for breast cancer. The medication that I am taking is an estrogen suppressant and in the past two years I have developed quite a large belly. My grandson asks me "do you have a baby in there grandma?". I desperately want to get rid of this belly fat, regain my strength and increase my activity level. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:41:36 EST Reaching out...time for me to tend to me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66264724 Hi. I am Dunelady. I am reaching out because I know I can't do this alone. Tried multiple times and have discovered that I am extremely successful at my lack of success with sticking to a plan...even when it is working! Life always happens and I get derailed and wind up right back where I started, which is carrying around 40 pounds of pregnancy weight gained with each pregnancy that I never lost. (Totally not an excuse...youngest is 17, so it's not like I haven't had time to lose the wei... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:48:48 EST New here. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66241765 Hi All. I'm new to SparkPeople. I need to lose about 50 pounds and also need to manage stress. I've had high blood pressure since my daughter was born September 2016. Just recently started medication 2 weeks ago but it is still high. My Dr thinks the cause of the high bp is situational as I've never had issues in the past. I'm a full time working mom of 2 just trying to find time to fit everything in. Looking forward to getting healthy and getting off of the blood pressure medication fo... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:28:48 EST Hyperparat thyroidism & HCTZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x66207931 I was diagnosed with Hyperparathyroidism &amp; hypercalcemia. I've been having extreme fatigue, cramping, blurry vision, brain fog, back pain, head-ache and nausea. Previously, I was told to lose weight and exercise more. <BR> <BR> I have been on HCTZ and Benicar for years to control my blood pressure. I saw an endocrinologist today who told me stop the HCTZ - immediately. We are going to test me all over again in about 6 weeks. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else had these issues? I was tol... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:04:34 EST Hyperparat thyroidism & HCTZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x66207911 I was diagnosed with Hyperparathyroidism &amp; hypercalcemia. I've been having extreme fatigue, cramping, blurry vision, brain fog, back pain, head-ache and nausea. Previously, I was told to lose weight and exercise more. <BR> <BR> I have been on HCTZ and Benicar for years to control my blood pressure. I saw an endocrinologist today who told me stop the HCTZ - immediately. We are going to test me all over again in about 6 weeks. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else had these issues? I was tol... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:00:20 EST Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66118915 HI, I have high blood pressure. Doing well at moment. Know it goes up when under stress. When I lose more weight, I will be better, too. Any hints? <BR> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 12:43:48 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66112983 I am a 71 year old who has been told by my Dr. that I have to loose weight. Cut the carbs he says. So here goes. I know I will feel better and it will solve my heath issues by doing this. So here I am and the treadmill is set up as well so lets hope I can stick to it. Sat, 28 Jan 2017 14:11:30 EST Hello All, I Am New to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66111896 Hi, <BR> <BR> I am new to the group. I have high blood pressure and am looking forward to being a part of this group so that I might be more accountable to lowering my blood pressure. <BR> <BR> I look forward to all of the comments and support that you can give me. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> in advance for all of your help. Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:47:07 EST One week down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66088944 Hello, I just completed 1 week. I still have not figured everything out on the site yet, like how do you get points for the team? So far I am doing well. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:08:16 EST Meet Mama P http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x66041122 I am excited to be joining this site. So many great opportunities for support. Looking forward to the next 30+ years of life in a healthy, joy filled, productive way. Leaving 30 years of grief, loss, illness, fear and doubt in the dust!! Thanks to my friend Amy for introducing me and being my accountability partner in this journey. May this journey ignite a positive spark. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:50:54 EST BP is going up!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x65996509 Hi there, hope you can help me figure this out. <BR> <BR> I had to stop exercising for a while = BP went down (to the point I was trying to get off my meds) <BR> <BR> Now, I've started to very carefully, easily begin exercising = BP is up. <BR> <BR> What is 'up' with that? <BR> <BR> Will it go down again soon?? Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:55:27 EST Just me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65995323 I've been a member with SP since December of 2005. I got down to 133 and felt good; although, I had to take BP medicine then to. Life happened and I'm back to 168.8. My blood pressure is terrific because I take my meds plus supplements faithfully. <BR> <BR> I'm 63 and run a small day care in my home. I need help and I need friendship. <BR> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:07:01 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65981501 This is a new experience for me. Look forward to making new friends and learning to live a new healthy life style. Have found lots of interesting information and am learning how to interact online. I am finding myself a little shy and for a loss for words and hopefully in time you will learn that is not me. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:37:42 EST Day 1 Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65961611 i am at my HIGHEST weight ever. My BP meds are barely working. If I don't do something, I am so afraid of killing myself with my eating and (lack of) exercise habits. So here I am, at the crossroads of, "do I care enough about myself to do something good for me" or "not"? <BR> time will tell............ <em>249</em> Sun, 8 Jan 2017 12:58:29 EST Hello, Its ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65948150 Hi there, Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Vikki, I have been married for 29 years to my DH. I have 3 very grown up daughters. When I was younger I was very thin and on the go, but after having 3 children the wieght started to pack on and then I was diagnosed with Hypothyriodism. I am ready to really get back into shape and be a healthy ME again. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 16:14:30 EST Not sure what to put here, sorry. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65936734 Hi my name is Leslie , I am 49 and weigh 201. My goal is to lose 51 pounds and then maintain. I have many health problems . I joined this site in hopes to help me learn how to eat and exercise right. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 06:49:07 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65934409 I re-joined tonight. It has been years since I was here. I am tired of looking and feeling the way I do.I look forward to getting back into the groove.I am hoping to accomplish my goal with the help of all you lovely ladies Wed, 4 Jan 2017 20:43:18 EST Winter Wanderings 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25457x1444x65932086 Want a reason to move more? Join us and see how far the group can travel in the first quarter of 2017. I'll keep track of the team total. Reply to the thread (please do not edit a previous post as I don't scroll back through all the posts) to post your mileage daily/weekly as it's convenient for you using this format: <BR> <BR> Date (range): Mileage <BR> <BR> I'll start us off! <BR> <BR> Ready...set...GO! Wed, 4 Jan 2017 14:02:42 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65927158 I am new and would appreciate any advice you can give me. I have a bad back and legs and on oxygen so it is hard to exercise <BR> I have quite a bit to lose and I am hoping it will help my other problems if I can stick to this <BR> Tue, 3 Jan 2017 22:26:48 EST 4, 5, 6 times is the charm, right?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65890309 Been over 8 years since I was last on here. Need to get it together this time and will use this site and all it's goodies to keep motivated and get ideas to stay motivated. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 03:52:51 EST Happy3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65889729 Want to start on December 30th w/ better eating habits. Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:24:48 EST Hi, I am Charolette and a new member. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65866775 I would like to join today because I just found Sparkpeople and the Reflux blog. I need ya'll. Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:23:05 EST good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65866471 Good Morning, I am new to this site, but ready to start making good choices for myself. My plan: eliminate (or at least reduce to start) complex carbs and to move my body every opportunity I get. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to the change. Mon, 26 Dec 2016 08:07:35 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65823388 My name is Greta and I am endeavoring to lose 50 pounds over the next year. I'm planning to go slowly because it's going to require a lifestyle change because my current habits are awful and are what got me here in the first place. I am committed to getting started and am open to all helpful advice. Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:50:33 EST Happy and looking to get fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65757883 Hello, I am new to Spark, and have enjoyed the program. With one month in I have lost 10 pounds, 90 to go! I joined to get fit after a surgery that left me sedentary. I have one more surgery to go, this time my knee. I want to return to law school, have taken all the on line I can, need to get back in a suit and do some hands on intern work. Thank you for all your life stories, they have been very motivating. I might add that I am 67 years of age and looking ahead to the next phase of my li... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 23:35:40 EST Bettys girls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65756288 Hi I'm Betty decided to join Sparks because have huge health issues and can't go to gym or do strenuous exercise but need to lose weight badly.I thought with support I could at least try. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:42:39 EST What's wpeveryone having on Christmas day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x65741529 I need some ideas for Christmas Day eating <BR> What are you having along with or nstead of he turkey? Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:30:03 EST First time here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65697821 Hello, everyone, today is my first time (day) here. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:48:48 EST back after 9 years http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65694518 Hi, was just curious the first time I came to sparks people but now I`m serious about losing weight. Can`t do it alone so trying this. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:14:48 EST Hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65691919 I am brand new to this. I'm hoping for a fresh start to go with the New Year. I want to look and feel better. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 03:54:32 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65682411 Hi, again.. My name is Bonnie and i use to belong here a very long time ago, now i am back for another try. I really need to loose weight for health reasons. Be stern with me and honest, and maybe i can do it this time. Thank you. <BR> Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:31:44 EST NEW... "5-letter Anagram Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25456x1444x65630622 maple - ample Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:02:22 EST YOUR HOLIDAY CHEAT SHEET http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65612433 Your Holiday cheat sheet from team Kittie (Living &amp; Eating Mindfully) <BR> <BR> ~ First of all, ask yourself if you are hungry! <BR> ~ Begin with a smaller plate. <BR> ~ Alcoholic and beverage calories can rack up fast. To stretch your drink quota, spritz your wine or juice with mineral water or seltzer. <BR> ~ Choose raw produce first loading up on the vegetables and salads. <BR> ~ Choose to drizzle your greens with balsamic vinegar or squeeze of lemon. <BR> ~ Hard cheese is... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:31:28 EST Elsa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65611976 Hello, I am Elsa. This is the first time I do something like this so I am not sure how it goes. I need to lose weight. I want to lose weight. However, I am succumbing to temptations. I am also dealing with a very slow metabolism because I am going through a medical induced menopause. I work out 3 to 4 times a week for about 45 minutes, mostly cardio. I do not think exercising is my problem, eating is my problem. Any words of encouragement are appreciated. <BR> <BR> Elsa Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:17:33 EST HELP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65599617 I have to lose at least 40 lbs in order to have my knee replaced and I can barely walk so exercising is a challenge, plus I just can't seem to get on the weight loss wagon. I am so frustrated that I think I'm going to start and then blow it that day or even after one day. I just have no desire to do this. I have been fat my whole life and probably have lost over 500 lbs collectively so I know I can lose weight, but just keep regaining it and now I can't seem to get started again knowing th... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 16:55:37 EST Hi, I'm cherish621 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65590604 Help...my latest bloodwork results are scaring me! Anyone know what all this means? HDL 55 TRIG 132 but total cholesterol is 287. Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:27:36 EST Hi. Island Empress in West Palm Beach, FL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65559732 Hello everyone. I'm seeking new friends locally to have as a workout buddy for our weight loss, bodybuilding,toning, or whichever your goals may be. Positive, very fun, and on a mission to bigger and better outlook on life!!! <BR> <BR> Let's do this together! Team work makes the Dream work!! <BR> <BR> This message is for Men and Women. Cheers! To new friends! Mon, 7 Nov 2016 15:59:19 EST Hello to Team Members. Everyday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65539706 <em>524</em> I started yesterday, and am learning so many things. I think sparkpeople is really going to help me stay motivated and help me to achieve all my needs. Fri, 4 Nov 2016 15:03:42 EST Dianah needs help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65535026 I am 58 a wife, grandmother and have no motivation . I live in Carlisle Indiana <BR> Thu, 3 Nov 2016 21:15:45 EST finnaly taking care of me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65518803 I am 34 year old mom of 9 kids 2 step 4 adopted three of my own, I am also a cancer survivor, I am working on loosing weight that I have gained over the last 14 years, going to start taking care of me a little more.. I usually focus on everyone else and forget that I need to take the time for me too so I am starting to do this and I'm ready to loose the weight and get healthy and stay healthy.. Tue, 1 Nov 2016 15:12:21 EST Reinventing nan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65505323 Just rejoined spark to try to lose 20lbs to save me spending pounds getting nw bigger clothes to fit the growing me. Sun, 30 Oct 2016 18:36:02 EST Oregon Grandma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65491807 I am a 62 year Grandmother with about 30-40 pounds to lose. I had gained a lot of weight from Prednisone and have only lost about half of it. I have a stationary bike. I am finding it very helpful to enter food into a log. I think twice before grabbing something to eat now! I love the reports, it was a surprise to me that I was not eating as much fiber as I thought. The reports really helped me see that. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:50:40 EST Arthritis and Ulcerative Colitis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65491657 I am overweight dealing with depression, heart issues, UC and arthritis. I have to wear oxygen 24/7. Walking is hard and I spend a lot of time playing on the IPad, doing puzzles. I need to lose weight but it is hard with pulmonary hypertension. I was a Spark People member a long time ago. Glad to be back. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:20:40 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65481257 Hi everyone. I just started on Spark and thought I would drop in to say "Howdy". Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:08:59 EST Hi!! I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65478728 I am a 66 year old Female. I live with My DH in central Oklahoma. I have an adopted Son and 2 Step Daughters. I have 7 Grand Children. I have been on Spark People for many years. Last week I discovered I suddenly have high blood pressure. I have always had low blood pressure, but not any more. I am taking My blood pressure in the morning and evening. I was told to lose some weight. I have a stress test scheduled for next Tues. and echo the next week. Then I will see the Doc see how... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:08:14 EST Izzy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65476788 Hi my name is Isobel, I have 40+ pounds to lose. I am finding it very hard! Especially the motivation to exercise . I have Fibro Mialga so hurt much of the time. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:55:03 EST Water, how much did you drink yesterday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25457x1444x65459488 8 Yesterday. <em>91</em> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:42:41 EST Did you Track, Nutrition, Fitness, Goals Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25457x1444x65459042 <em>248</em> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:17:24 EST Any Name, Starting A - Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x65449039 Angela Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:19:02 EST Name a Song you Exercise too? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25457x1444x65429598 Jump/ Van Halin Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:36:04 EST Colleen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65429556 Hi I'm Colleen. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:27:06 EST Something,You would Like to do this, Fall Season?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25457x1444x65423133 I would like to go to some pumpkin festivals. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91a71526-a1a1-4ad2-924e-dbb21ec91c3f.jpg"> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:55:43 EST (Daily) Post Anything you Like. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65415991 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/773da4bf-8561-446a-89cd-80d24df22d03.jpg"> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:57:57 EST Name a Song, Old or New and Artist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25456x1444x65408519 Crazy / Patsy Cline Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:06:11 EST Name a Movie Old or New and Actor Who Played In It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25456x1444x65408471 Gone with the Wind / Clark Gable Sun, 16 Oct 2016 12:57:26 EST What Did You Do Today? (Daily) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65408432 Going shopping later then out to dinner with my husband to a nice restaurant. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 12:48:32 EST Healthy Food A-Z (Daily) Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10093x1444x65402730 <em>478</em> <em>180</em> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:07:34 EST Check In daily, Emoticon or Picture. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65402587 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/284ea893-3695-4633-bea6-dd81f863aefc.jpg"> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:36:57 EST Share a Fitness Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25457x1444x65402018 <em>313</em> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:40:16 EST needtoloose11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65382830 hey guys I am the new totally lost and nee to loose wait desperately, don't know what I'm doing hope to get a little help from you nice people Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:04:44 EST needtoloose11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65382827 hey guys I am the new totally lost and nee to loose wait desperately, don't know what I'm doing hope to get a little help from you nice people Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:04:43 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65373078 Hello Spark people. I'm not sure how this works, but I'm very uncomfortable with my body and I need to lose weight, for my health and self-esteem. With the Holidays upon us I fear the worst. The worst is I gain more weight. I need and want to do this! I sure hope this works! <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> Overweight in Indiana - aka - Sandy Miles Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:46:50 EST NuMee Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65371304 Hello, <BR> <BR> I am new to this community of diet experts and supporters. I have been here more than once, but I was looking to start a permanent way of life. I will start slowly....Hoping to learn new ways to eat, exercise and have fun. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:28:29 EST Back after retirement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65365675 I was a member of Sparkpeople a few years ago, but when our school district consolidated four years ago I had to give up most of my leisure time. Now that I'm retired, I'm enjoying being here again. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:26:03 EST Just joined today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65334860 Looking forward to this. Having difficulty staying with a program, trying to schedule a menu plan if anyone has any ideas please let me know thank you Wed, 5 Oct 2016 15:32:00 EST Autumn Amblings 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25457x1444x65326707 The next movement challenge is upon us! Come move with us and see how far we can get this quarter. The challenge runs from October 1 through December 31. Can we beat our total from the Summer Stroll (1,217.87 miles)? <BR> <BR> Posting guidelines &amp; format: <BR> <BR> Date <BR> Mileage <BR> I will keep track of the team mileage and update it as I add mine to the thread. <BR> <BR> Please do NOT edit your previous posts with your mileage updates. I typically do not scroll past my previous... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 14:09:26 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65301852 So, now it is day 5 of the 21-day challenge for new members. Well, I am a returning member and I must say that I really like the changes in the website since the last time I was here and I am loving the app. My name is Diana and I am a 60-year-old single grandma living in Nebraska City, NE (a town of less than 10,000). My goals are to lose weight and get healthier. I don't like huffing and puffing going up stairs. I also want to be able to be active with the grandchildren. So, I am trac... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 09:24:33 EST I'm so ready...! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65267399 Hi everyone! Introducing myself to the site. Instead of listening to myself complain "one more time" about how bad I feel, how bad I need to lose weight, how bad it is to be so tired all the time...I'm at that "wall." I'm ready to start climbing out of the feeling that I'll never achieve my health and weight goals. Of course I won't...not if I don't even try! So, I saw this wonderful site and figured, this is one of my first steps to a healthier lifestyle. I'm ready. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:19:38 EST Aiming towards a Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65232866 Hi I am excited to have taken the first step and I come with confidence believing that I shall WIN. My goal is not to just lose weight but to obtain a healthy lifestyle while continuing to enjoy some of the things I really enjoy eating. I love to dance, swim, write, watch movies, paly with grandchildren, sing in the choir and encourage and love on people. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> MiMi Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:25:51 EST Sparked before.... can I spark again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65230367 As we all mostly know, Spark People is awesome. I've been here before, it's helped it has motivated, and then whatever happens I fall away. Now I am at my all time heaviest weight and I've been off spark people for almost 2 years. :( I'm REALLY REALLY heavy. over 200 pounds to lose. <BR> <BR> I used to be an athelete when I was young. Track & Cheerleading for school, weights and aerobics class during school and swam alot or I played basketball with my friends ..... <BR> <BR> Now I'm at a jo... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:47:45 EST New to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65160492 Gwen, here. Looking not only for support at weight loss, but also a place to record foods and be accountable. <BR> I'm from Oregon and live in Oregon. We are full time RVers so on the go a lot. It has become my challenge to keep us in healthy eating patterns when it is so east to go out to eat in a new place and me "falling off" the wagon! <BR> <BR> Life is good! Sun, 11 Sep 2016 11:01:33 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65159698 Joining sparkpeople to try and make myself more accountable to some of the healthy choices I am trying to maake- waxing/waning motivation is my biggest problem right now! Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:17:04 EST I am Warren http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65121461 I have had weight problems all my life. Topped out at 287 about 10 years ago and swore to maintain the 213 I dieted down to over the next year. Now I have gained 20 lbs over the years and have failed to keep my promise to myself that I would go back on my diet and exercise program after a short hiatus and lose down to my then target of 145. Now I am finally going after my adjusted goal of 155. Mon, 5 Sep 2016 21:20:47 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65057024 Not sure where to start but finding my way around and looking to ditch 250 pounds Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:20:53 EST BLUECHESSDRESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65054135 HELLO EVERYONE I AM HERE TO GET CONTROL OF MY HEALTH AND LIFE... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:48:41 EST New Healthy Beginnings Starting Today!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65052234 Praying for God to help me in this new journey of wellness and meet some wonderful team mates with great testimonies to share and help inspire others. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:22:09 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65052091 My name is Christy and I have joined this team to encourage myself to monitor my blood pressure consistently and to make lifestyle changes that will help lower my blood pressure. My family has a history of high blood pressure issues so I am fighting an uphill battle, but I am determined to do everything I possibly can to help keep my blood pressure in the healthy range and hopefully reduce the medicatin that I take daily. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:51:08 EST trying to get into a healthier lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65051913 Hello, I'm Lisa and have been fighting my weight and high blood pressure for years. I'm hoping by joining into more groups here that I might get good tips and support and make friends as well. Here's to a better, lighter future! Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:15:40 EST today's reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x65051893 117/72 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:11:21 EST Trying to get healthy for me and my family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65041109 Hi my name is Jackie and I am trying to get my self healthy while teaching my little girl how care for herself properly and love herself no matter what she looks like. I look forward to the beginning of our journey together. :) Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:44:44 EST Hi, just call me Deb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65037177 Hi, I am a newbie to say the least. Trying to lose about 90 pounds as I have let myself go and feel completely unhealthy. Making big changes in our lives so I figured I would add this to the mix of changes. Have a question. How do you track packing up a house by yourself in exercise. That has to count, right? Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:58:48 EST feedup1964 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x65020081 im feed up with my weight. need HElp! Mon, 22 Aug 2016 02:20:42 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64996794 I am 43, no kids, and had high blood pressure since I was in my mid 20s, hereditary. <BR> <BR> Now, I can't seem to get the blood pressure under control. Added another medicine, and found out that my heart walls have thickened, and a aorta valve has dilated to 3.9. Doctor said I really need to lose weight to fix this. <BR> <BR> So here I am... Could use all the help I can get. <BR> <BR> Heidi Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:55:36 EST Living life on new terms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64952275 Hi. I'm a mother of four, (two boys, two girls), and grandmother to eight (2 boys and six girls). This will be the first time I'm trying to lose weight since I had a stroke 10 years ago. As a result of a life-changing event, everything has changed. I mean nothing is the same. Everything is harder to do because it takes me twice as long to do everything. So if you guys can deal with all my limitations, I'll try to do my best. Seriously, though, it has taken me a long time to get to this point ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:50:02 EST l http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64952264 Hi. I'm a mother of four, (two boys, two girls), and grandmother to eight (2 boys and six girls). This will be the first time I'm trying to lose weight since I had a stroke 10 years ago. As a result of a life-changing event, everything has changed. I mean nothing is the same. Everything is harder to do because it takes me twice as long to do everything. So if you guys can deal with all my limitations, I'll try to do my best. Seriously, though, it has taken me a long time to get to this point ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:48:45 EST Reta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64912162 Need help with counting carbs. Fri, 5 Aug 2016 18:29:06 EST Reta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64912154 Need help with counting carbs. Fri, 5 Aug 2016 18:29:05 EST High Cholesterol Levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64873687 Hello Spark People Family. My name is Catherine Antoinette Wright. I am currently a 36yr old and finally decided that it is time to take care of myself for myself. I have decided that I don't want to take any more cholesterol pills. I have decided that I am tired of looking at belly fat. Finally I am tired of not feeling sexy anymore and it is time fore a make over. The next 30 days will be hard, but once I have passed that hurtle then everything will be routine. During those thirty day... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 09:21:23 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64771877 I have just started the fat resistance diet. I am a 70 year old Cdn lady with about 75 lbs to lose. I have tried many different diets and end up gaining. I am mother of two and grandma to 4. I would like to lose enough to be able to keep up with them. Looking to meet others who are also older but in for the long haul. Joyce Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:31:41 EST New to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64737972 Hi. I'm new to the site. In Nov15 I set out to lose weight and did fantastic until April 16. I lost 26 pounds!Yay me...... unfortunately I have gained 20 back since that time. I am so discouraged with myself. I need to get back on track and I'm hoping this site will help me stay focused. When I was losing weight at work I had a buddy system going with another worker. She gave up and I guess I did too. Starting today I want to take more control over my life. Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:10:55 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64731580 Hi! I am a wife and mother of two. I have over 100 lbs to lose and ready to start the journey. I want to be healthy and feel good about myself. New beginnings! Nervous because I have never done this before. Sat, 9 Jul 2016 18:52:54 EST Summer Stroll 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25457x1444x64714916 The next movement challenge is upon us! Come move with us and see how far we can get this quarter. The challenge runs from July 1 through September 30. Can we beat our total from the Spring Fling (1,400.50 miles)? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 7 Jul 2016 09:43:56 EST fish oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x64681171 does anyone take fish oil and if so, how much? Did it seem to help you bp? Sat, 2 Jul 2016 14:02:40 EST I am Back once again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64647292 I have been away for a year, not because of not making my goals. life got in the way, and I quit taking my diabetic meds, (type 2 diabetic), don't like taking pills , I was diagnosed 2 yrs ago, . I was doing good , but just got tired of taking the pills. and family schedule got in the way of making dr. appt. ect. ....so I finally went back to the dr. and my A1C is at 11. and of course the dr. is suggesting insulin , my brain said " Not Happening"!! ....so I told my dr. to give me 2 months bef... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:56:38 EST Just Joined Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64638985 Hi my name is Jenny and I recently had a heart attack and found out at the same time I am diabetic. So I really need to change my diet but have been having a really hard time doing especially since my bf doesn't want to eat any of the food I now have to eat. I just thought it would give me more inspiration to be in a group with other people trying to accomplish the same things, eating better and trying to lose weight. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:30:36 EST Vitamins and BP meds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x64616098 A friend of mine said her doctor told her to stop taking vitamins as they may counteract some of her medication. Have any of you ever heard of this before? Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:36:01 EST Hello, All! (The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64595797 Hello, All! My name is Tom. OK, there is the short version of my introduction, so feel free to stop reading now. For those who are more stalwart of soul, feel free to read on! <BR> <BR> I guess I’ll start with where I am now. I’ve used Sparkpeople in the past, with varying levels of success. My most recent go at it, under another screen name, did pretty well for a while, and then I found all the weight that I had lost. I’m sitting now at about 306 (as of yesterday morning). Of course ... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:45:20 EST jalisa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64588778 hello, I'm jalisa from barbados. new to the site. trying to find friends who will motivate and help me along my weight lost jourey and beyond Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14:41:57 EST How much is too little sodium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x64584105 I rarely hit 1000 mgs. a day of sodium. Most of the time it's around 750-850. I feel fine, but my family is concerned that I'm not getting enough. What do most of you aim for? When I started eating low sodium, the doctor just said "toss out the salt shaker, no processed food, fast food, anything fried, brined or pickled." I've done that, now should I add some back in? Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20:59:05 EST Hi Everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64581863 I am jobie1232 I need to lose 82 lbs. It is very difficult. My son has lost 170 in a year, and I am so proud of him, but I can't get motivated. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 13:07:11 EST First time here and looking to get off my meds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64569637 Has anyone here changed their lifestyle enough to get off their high blood pressure medicine? I would love to know how this was accomplished or if it is possible especially since I just turned 50. <BR> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:48:54 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64569583 Hi I have joined this team because I have recently been told my blood pressure is high. Its not high enough to warrant medication although at times I feel dizziness or blurry vision. My goal is to get my weight down so that my blood pressure will go down too. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:37:55 EST Won't quit trying! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64568075 You might say,I've tried everything.This morning,I confess,I get off my plans for better,health,eating,attitude,so easily.I don't last a whole day,usually,but,last year,was in rehab for 42 days,I only ate what was prepared by the facility.I lost about 20lbs,without noticing.I was hungry,but,it was not fatal.Today,i accept responsibility for myself,the person who can help mysituaton,is me.I am 66 yrs. old,somewhat,disabled,because ,ofweight restricting me.Help me to channnnnge,teach me what wo... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:05:34 EST Bobby Grow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64557478 Hi I'm new to sparks people and learning my way around. I have a Face Book account in my name. Be free to check it out. I also use my Photoshop on my face book. All my friends can't wait to see what photo's I post next. I put some pictures on my sparks people home page as well. I speak with my photos. I added some comments to how I feel to some of the photo's. I've' been hiding behind my photo's for some years now. With photo shop I can take my body size down to 200lbs. Then a few months back... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:02:43 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64523678 I don't know how to get started Thu, 9 Jun 2016 18:03:46 EST New hopes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64509592 I was here several years ago (not sure how many to be honest) but did not stay long because I let the other issues in life overwhelm me and lost myself in there somewhere. Since then I've had a stroke and made a complete recovery, gotten older and of course gotten heavier. I have several things I need to do to get my life back to where I want it to be. Yesterday I was thinking about those things and how to accomplish each one. I decided to start where I have the most control - what I eat. ... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 17:59:50 EST I joined this Team Because http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64500459 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1cfa263e-827f-4062-ac5f-d1e6eaf39691.jpg">--I joined this team because it appears that suffering from Dizziness and buzzing in the ears might be because of my HBP--so I am needing help in determing how I can lower the BP along with my food plan--any suggestions will be grateully accepted Mon, 6 Jun 2016 11:33:44 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64458392 I'm 61 years young and we have become foster (grand)parents since our daughters are grown and on their own. So I'm back on Sparkpeople (it's been years and I gave up) to hopefully not give up and meet my goal to be healthy, weight loss is a plus. <BR> I hope to figure out how to add recipes I like to use from other sites and get them on a shopping list ;-) I need 'easy'. Tue, 31 May 2016 16:11:57 EST Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10093x1444x64425784 Okay. So, I've just started taking my BP meds at night...and that includes diuretics. I've only been back to SP for a couple of days, but getting to sleep hasn't been easy. I got up to go potty <BR> eight times at night and that kept me awake for hours. Not healthy. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get in more water in the morning, instead of playing catch up later in the day. Any other suggestions? Thu, 26 May 2016 15:32:42 EST We're Going to Need a Bigger Boat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64405473 Twin sisters who have battled weight war & lost. At 65 yrs old we are ready to travel and enjoy out retirement years but find that we are going to need a bigger boat to sail around the world now. Hoping to lose 50 lbs by year end on a high protein, low carb diet & slowly introduce exercise back into our lifestyle. Deskwork, computers, & TV made the view of our butts "HD widescreen". Weekends & Wine are our downfall. I hope we can motivate & keep each other going, but I'm going to do this wi... Mon, 23 May 2016 16:22:20 EST Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64384130 Hello All, I am on day one of my journey and am excited to get this started! I have struggled with a thyroid issue and am looking to live a healthier life. Fri, 20 May 2016 12:32:12 EST Looking to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64346019 I am a 54 year old male. I work in computers and sit all day and then drive 2 hours each way to work and home. I want to start to lose this weight i have been carrying around for too long now. Sun, 15 May 2016 06:43:48 EST new to sparkspeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64333481 im 68 years old and am ready to lose about 20 pounds.. excited to be here Fri, 13 May 2016 08:54:50 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64324372 I am new to the site and am a little nervous about starting this. I have failed at dieting before but I am hoping that this time it will stick with some support. Wed, 11 May 2016 23:10:47 EST My Last Ditch Effort http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64317355 I am not good at follow thru but a year ago in Jan. I gave up processed sugar. It was like I had been challenged. One of my clients who is a meth addict told me that I did not understand addiction. I thought how wrong he was as I have struggled with food addictions for most of my life. I used food to feel better, to get high, to calm and comfort myself. I would sneek food, hide with food, hide evidence of food I had eaten. I had an addiction and I knew it but was like everyone of many ... Tue, 10 May 2016 22:53:18 EST New Journey :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64316473 Howdy everyone! I am 54, happily married, have 3 wonderful daughters and 5 amazing grandchildren. I have recently started on a new journey with a major lifestyle change. I have decided I am not on a diet this time it is a lifestyle change. Some of my family are still balking a little with some of the changes but I have faith it will all come together. Tue, 10 May 2016 20:23:25 EST New and hopeful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64286909 My name is Linda. I am retired and finding it difficult to loose weight. I need to loose at least 50 pounds (100 would be heaven!) because the extra weight on my arthritic knees is making it difficult for me to be active and enjoy my retirement. My husband and I would like to travel and enjoy these years -- so I am determined to finally conquer this beast! I'm open to suggestions, help, recipes, anything! Fri, 6 May 2016 11:55:40 EST Hello from Florida! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64284848 Life is just too short and I want to have fun! <BR> It's time I put some energy into getting healthy. <BR> Looking forward to sharing success stories and seeing less of each other! <BR> Caryn Fri, 6 May 2016 07:28:21 EST Phin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64273501 66 yrs old male, about 15-20 pounds too heavy. just diagnosed with diabetes type 2. very "phinniky" eater. giving up cokes, chips, sugars, breads, candies, large portions of everything. don't know how to count sugars, carbs, salt, fat on everyday foods. is there a chart out there that I can manipulate for my meals? Wed, 4 May 2016 16:21:05 EST LOOKING TO CHANGE MY LIFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64268097 Hello Everyone, <BR> I am a new member as of today! I've never been one to "need" to eat healthy and exercise until now. My health has become a priority in my life now and I need to make some positive changes. I'm hoping this site will give me the opportunity to become a much healthier and happier version of myself. I'm not gonna lie.....I'm gonna need a lot of help and motivation. So, here's to the beginning of a new life!!!! <BR> Thanks everyone. Tue, 3 May 2016 23:00:53 EST Getting it together http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64233417 hey y'all! :) my name is joanne. i am 56, former smoker (two years). been on this weight loss misery most of my life. looking to make this my final battle that sticks so i can enjoy the rest of my life. single, 1 niece living with me. have worked for cbs 26 years. feel like a dinosaur as i am having difficulty navigating this site!! Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:21:08 EST Question about daily nutrition tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x64197940 Since starting to eat low sodium, I keep close watch on my numbers, sodium and potassium. I see on the nutrition tracker there are two different listings for sodium. Most of the time they are the same, occasionally they are not. Which one do I go by for my sodium intake, the upper one or the one nearer the bottom? Also, I wonder if some days my intake is too low. I have not gone over 1100 mg since I started over a month ago, and some days it's as low as in the 400's. Yesterday was 657. I... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:02:51 EST 200lbs of unwanted fat to loose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64151258 Hi. I'm 54. I've weighed over 300lbs for over 20 years. Currently I weigh the most I've ever weighed at 360lbs. I would like to chat with those who are also in the midst of loosing 200+ lbs or still need to loose this much or have already lost this much. Let's support one another on this journey. A bit more about me, I don't eat gluten, drink soft drinks or eat at Fast Food restaurants. I cook real food. I binge on GF desserts, chips, pasta, bread and chocolate. I swim and walk my dog. Are yo... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 22:14:15 EST Introducing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64073550 Good Morning, <BR> <BR> I am Laura, I am a 31 year old wife and mother working full time and going to school part time. I gave birth to my son, Connor, in July and really need to get healthy so that I can be there for him and the rest of my family. I was already overweight before getting pregnant and actually lost some weight during pregnancy, but Connor was born early and I lost sight of me weight while attempting to deal with his NICU stay and special needs as a premie and also while de... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 10:35:25 EST Spring Fling 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25457x1444x64056818 How far can we travel together this quarter? Join in and help us go, go, go! <BR> <BR> Please post your mileages in a new message each time. This is the format I use and it helps me keep track of everyone's progress easily. <BR> <BR> Date: Miles <BR> <BR> See you on the road! Tue, 5 Apr 2016 09:40:17 EST Does anyone here manage BP without prescriptions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x64042346 I want to do this but need to get it down first, with one to two drugs, and gradually no drugs. I hope it will only be one drug that I can stay on briefly. I go in to see my doctor on Tuesday to find out what I should do for now..... I want to manage BP with supplements, exercise, and a lower weight (eventually) ONLY. How do you all feel about this and what is your experience? I am 51 and my high BP has come about in the last few months and has been treated with two prescription drugs tha... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 13:55:29 EST New to Sparkspeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64029258 Hi all, <BR> Looking forward to starting this website...I really need to lose weight and get into shape for health reasons first and of course looking great will be an added bonus. Looking forward to blogging with all of you and reading all of your accomplishments...Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 20:56:25 EST Almost New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x64014508 I've been a member on sparkpeople for awhile, but I've always been too shy to introduce myself on here. I'm at a point where I finally feel like I'm ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle and I decided that since I'm making changes to my health, I could also make a change and say 'hi' to everyone :). Thu, 31 Mar 2016 01:18:19 EST New From Oregon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63994845 Hello! I have been on SP before, but usually I fall out after a few months. Need to lower my blood pressure in order to pass my physical for work. I have a few months and am hoping to bring it down with healthy lifestyle, food and exercise. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you guy's, getting some tips and advice as well. <BR> Thanks! <BR> Tracy <BR> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:53:52 EST New Path in Life to Health and Fitness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63994700 Hi everyone, this is Roberto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and I would like to connect with those on a similar path as me to Health, Vitality and Happiness. <BR> <BR> I'm a single, 37 year old, non-smoking or drinking male who has been on quite a roller coaster ride of loss and gain. This time I want to keep it off and be in the best shape of my life for the rest of my life. I have some mild osteo-arthritis in my knee and hip which is weight related and losing the weight would take all the pre... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:29:31 EST barbaraj2877 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63979958 Hello, I have never done anything like this, I have tried but not followed thru. I am 65 overweight, diabetic, have high blood pressure, had cancer, and have recently been in the clinics with a serious infection to my stomach. kind of a wrech huh? not to mention a husband that wants me to go on a complete plant based died. I don't know where to start. I am kind of overwhelmed and looking for some ideas. I can oonly eat so many black beans, I do like meat, so any ideas? Sat, 26 Mar 2016 12:01:55 EST Newbie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63954157 Just joined SparkPeople, and am delighted to find teams with my particular issues as focus. Like this one. Looking forward to getting to know you all. <em>30</em> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 22:58:10 EST Back Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63911758 Hello, back again; not going to beat myself up for falling off the wagon. Today is a new Day! Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:41:34 EST story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63908397 Hello my name is Megan and i have been battling with my weight since i was in elementary school i was home schooled for six years went to public school my senior year and at that time i was at my heaviest 270 pounds and i didn't like a minute of it because i always weighted more than everyone else. <BR> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:03:30 EST Forming new habits for a new me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63908060 This time I have decided to make me & my health a priority. I used to walk outdoors about 6 hours a day for my job and was on my feet constantly. Now I've been working at a desk the last few years and have a more sedentary lifestyle. So I need to learn to incorporate the walking and exercise into my regular life. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:09:18 EST High blood pressure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63879142 I was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. I need tips from people that have managed to do well and get off the meds. <BR> Thank you. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 16:16:36 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63877280 Good morning all - I am new to the team. I was diagnosed with freaky high blood pressure 2 1/2 weeks ago. I am now working to educate myself and improve my health. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 10:07:40 EST Evening Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63851114 I am here at Spark to learn how to eat, what to eat, how to workout, get toned and get my blood pressure under control I went to the Dr's today and my blood pressure was 151-94 high for me, the dr said if he doesn't see improvement in 3-6 months to the pill I go. He really wanted me to get on a pill today but said we can try my way first. I will be 50 in a lil over a year and I really would love to be HEALTHY by then so 69 pounds GONE by July 4th 2017 would be really, REALLY GREAT Tue, 8 Mar 2016 20:09:11 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63841344 Hi everyone! I am new to the team and am looking forward to getting to know everyone. I was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure (bleh) and am currently taking medications. I would like to learn to manage my blood pressure through diet and exercise and hopefully not have to take the medications, if that is at all possible! I am excited and looking forward to all of the support and tips &amp; tricks that anyone can offer! I hope you all have a great day!! <em>30</em> Mon, 7 Mar 2016 14:06:33 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63839852 Hi. I am a new member and am eager to get some tips for managing my high blood pressure. I take medication at present, but would love to get my weight and eating habits under control so that I can reduce/eliminate the need for meds. Anyone had success with this? Best of luck to everyone in their wellness journey. I look forward to getting to know you all. Cheers! Mon, 7 Mar 2016 10:44:40 EST Happy Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63795018 Good afternoon!! Today is my first day on SparkPeople and my first day on our company's new Wellness program, Naturally Slim...lots of firsts, so excited to be here! Tue, 1 Mar 2016 14:41:28 EST Lisa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63758279 Hi, new to the program and just getting started. Heard about you today from a friend. I am a big dog lover. Anxious to get started. <BR> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 20:39:47 EST Hello, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63740928 Good afternoon everyone. My name is Suzanne, and I have been gone for a while, just started taking blood pressure medicine. I have struggled with high blood pressure off and on for a while but my new Dr told me that I do need to take medicine now. <BR> How is everyone doing and how are you all working to get your pressure down? Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:51:56 EST marie ava http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63740488 Hi i'm Marie Ava , Today is a step to my new journey on a new lifestyle. I am new and hope to meet alot of new friends and support and motivation. I am a 57 year old grandmother of 3 , i am here for them i am over weight and need to lose 70 pounds. I am limited to exercises as i have bone on bone on both knees from a fall on ice. Most of my weight is in my stomach. I want to be around to see my grandchildren ages 7,10,11 grow up and be able to be more active with them. Ifeel if i lose the wei... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:30:12 EST Robin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63735490 Hello glad to be here. This will be a very helpful site with my weight lose. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 22:02:50 EST Can't get started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63701433 I've been on a constant diet struggle since I was 10. My goal to lose weight is to be healthier and of course have more energy to enjoy things in my life. I was able muster up the motivation and resolve to go on the DR OZ Total10 diet plan and stayed on it for the 10 days. I lost weight, looked great and had more energy but alas the lemon water in the morning wrecked my stomach so excuses, excuses have not gone back.I picked this plan because the food was healthy and I believe in eating or... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:54:13 EST Brenka http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63683092 Over the past 3 years I lost 49% of my weight (165 lbs) and maintained it. I barely maintained it, therefore I am constantly searching for tricks to maintain my new lifestyle without doing too much sacrefices or privations. I am joining this web site to share my tricks and to lear new ones. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:15:45 EST Hypertension and AFib http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63675648 I am working on my weight to improve my health Sun, 14 Feb 2016 22:39:52 EST Hi there, My name is Liber8ed2Aspire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63646104 I'm excited about joining this forum. I've been self-defeating myself thinking I can do this alone. Now five years later no results. I'm hoping to be held accountable...Yes, I know it shouldn't take all of this yet apparently it does for me. I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I need to lose 60lbs to accomplish my ideal weight. Now that I've turned 46 years of age a few weeks ago, I do not want to have another failed year. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!, any support from like minded... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:00:10 EST carlene http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63572861 <BR> im very much over weight and miserable. i hate the fact that i have done this to myself with boredom and depression . all three of my girls want me to l9se and they want me to be happy again. my husband is not a good support person he is very much an enabler. so this is pretty tough but two days in and im doin good <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 16:59:20 EST A New Journey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63561788 Hello! Its me, memreekeepr. I live in St. Petersburg FL, married with 2 grown children. I am a member of the 1/2 century club. I have worked in the banking industry all my life. My job has been pretty much one that does involve a lot of sitting. I am a proud owner of a FITBIT device and wear it daily. I love it when I exceed my 10,000 daily steps, however, there are days when I struggle to get to that goal. I decided to join SparkPeople, 1, because it is free and 2, because of the larg... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:50:28 EST I'm back to try again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63532043 Hello, I tried SparkPeople a couple of years ago but was so overwhelmed by it I never got involved. Now I have taken my time to get acquainted with all that it has to offer, and I'm really impressed. I am looking for friends for mutual support and motivation! Everyone have a fabulous day! Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:55:24 EST Howdy all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63523922 Hey all, I was diagnosed with essential hypertension at the age of 25 (now 32) and after trying a number of different drugs and diet changes have it (mostly) under control. This is my first attempt, however, to take weight loss seriously in my life and am hoping by accomplishing this goal I'll also naturally drop my bp and maybe, just maybe, no longer need meds. Ha! A man can dream, right? Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:24:11 EST I Want to Heal Myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63516363 I am praying for a lifestyle change. I want to heal myself and to increase my life. I am working on stress and relaxation. I need much prayer and support! Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:35:12 EST I want to lose 60 lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63513165 Hello. My name is Keith. My goal is to lose 60 lbs. I am a right-leg, above-the-knee, amputee and I use crutches to walk with because of my back problems. My old doctor gave me the wrong Blood-Pressure pills and I was gaining 10+lbs a month for 4 months. I changed doctors and the new doctor told me that if I had stayed with the blood-pressure pills that the first doctor gave me I would be dead in 3 months. This new doctor gave me the right pills to reduce my blood pressure, but now I am tryin... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:21:02 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63499968 Here to hopefully keep myself motivated and moving in the right direction. :) Sat, 23 Jan 2016 16:27:40 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63489167 Hi everyone, my name is Kym. I'm from florida, ready to get started. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:28:01 EST Just To Say Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63486211 This is Day/Night one of my weight loss and controlling my HBP <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c33d728b-969d-40a3-bec6-1847bc75e49d.jpg"> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:36:05 EST Fellow Dukaners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63468139 Hi, I've been doing the Dukan Diet for 2 weeks and lost 7kg (1 week of Attack). It would be great to connect with any other Dukaners who are keen on sharing experiences... I'm based in South Africa. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:57:24 EST Weight Loss support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63462308 Hello everyone my name is Roxana from Los Angeles and I have done this before to where I have lost 35 pounds in just six weeks and was feeling great. I tried last year to restart but really didn't get the motivation to do continue. This year my motivation is to finally lose all the weight in a reasonable time and healthy. I miss the energetic me. Hoping to get some support to keep on track. <BR> <BR> Roxy Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:38:27 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63456922 Hey I'm back after being on a long retreat, I've come to realize that I have to stay accountable to keep this working for me, not being accountable was not so good..So I'm going at it again hopefully I know better now!!!!!!!! Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:11:16 EST new start Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63429018 starting this again , fell off the wagon after a car accident but back in a new way . <BR> This year <BR> no soda <BR> no extra salt <BR> swapped to mostly vegan diet <BR> cut WAY back on the bread <BR> drink alot more water Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:17:28 EST josey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63420131 Hi I want to lose 20 pounds all together. I gained over Christmas and need to lose for good health. Fighting an illness was in remission for 2 years and stopped walking and gained. Need lots of encouragment Wed, 13 Jan 2016 21:27:32 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63416526 Hi I have just joined. I am looking to lose 70 pounds and am hoping that doing this will help me control my blood pressure <em>30</em> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:12:45 EST Time to take charge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63390814 It's time for me to take charge and change my ways. I retired 5 years ago and since then have gradually become more sedentary and of course the weight has increased. I have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, both being treated with medicine. Now my A1C is elevated. My doctors say that through diet and exercise they believe I can improve on all levels. I came back to Spark People for the support and help in doing this. I'm looking for help with meal planning and menues. I feel I'm it's... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:16:01 EST Returning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63380227 I was on this site several years ago and lost 80 lbs. I gained 8 back. I want to lose 36 more now to get to my original weight goal of 150. Sat, 9 Jan 2016 07:07:11 EST reduce my blood pressure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63352933 Just joined looking for great results Tue, 5 Jan 2016 23:16:58 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63340485 Hi just joined SparkPeople. I know I need to do something. In August of 2014 my daughter, Sherri, died of cancer, and 5 days later my husband died of cancer. It has been a rough journey. It seems in the last 6 months I have started packing on weight. I was already to heavy and now I weight 10-12 pounds more. I am hoping to get my self back on track. With the grief and spending so much time alone gaining has been easy. I turn to food, when I am stresses. Thie last year and a half have been ver... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 16:38:18 EST Winter Wanderings 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25457x1444x63336504 It's time to kick off the new movement challenge! Please join me in traveling as far as we can for the first three months of the year. <BR> <BR> Posting format is as follows: <BR> Date: Mileage <BR> <BR> Please post your daily counts as new messages in the thread. It makes it much easier for me to keep track, as I don't generally scroll back any farther than my last post. <BR> <BR> Let's get moving! Mon, 4 Jan 2016 09:29:25 EST HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND EXERCISES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x63321773 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e463189-bbf3-4d07-b4b4-e596d66e52f5.jpg"> Sat, 2 Jan 2016 17:49:28 EST Hi to all Sparks People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63284467 Hi, I joined Sparkpeople today because I need help losing weight. I have been over weight most of my adult life and have tried every diet program under the sun, they work short term but I alway regain the lost weight. My hope is to start by losing weight in 30 pounds increments. I love to quilt and be with my three cats and visit with my grand kids. I hope to meet some great members on this site. Thank you for any suggestions that you may have. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 22:42:42 EST Over weight and over it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63277328 Hello I'm Dianah a 57 year old married woman over weight by 60 pounds. Does anyone live in Indiana and if so where. I live in Carlisle In. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:08:56 EST Hello, I'm new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63263333 Hi, I've just joined Sparkpeople today on Christmas. It looks like a wonderful site! I'm 58 and recently found out that I have borderline high blood pressure at times and also low bone density but not osteoporosis (at least not yet!). I'm trying to change my diet to make it more healthy and have been reading the book "Blood Pressure Down" by Dr. Janet Brill. I'm also trying to relearn how to cook and to cook healthier meals. For several years I mostly just ate on the run -- frozen dinners and... Fri, 25 Dec 2015 21:58:42 EST Same BP medicine, different brand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x63243318 I have been taking Metoprolol for years for my pressure. I have always used the same pharmacy. However, my insurance company offered mail order and I signed up for it. It a different brand than what I used to use. I started taking it Thursday and last night, as I took my pressure it was much higher than usual. 152/97. I was so scared I took another pill and now its 137/87 which is still high. I'm going to see my doctor today but am wondering if changing brands has any effect on my pressure. ... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:54:45 EST WildPink67 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63207036 Hi, I am losing weight because I am sick and tired of all these health issues and the drugs that go with them. I am losing weight because I want to move breath and live. anyone can contact me. for encouragement from me or help; but I will desire the same thing in return. friendly or fun messages are welcome too. WildPink67 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20:51:43 EST HI NEW HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63196922 Hello!! My name is Cindy, I joined SPARKPEOPLE on the 13th and love it. I been dealing with High Blood Pressure for many years,but medication to help which it does. I am 264 lbs, at 5,5, and it is sooo easy to gain weight and sooo long and hard to lose it....tried so many things. <BR> <BR> Cindy <em>521</em> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:13:09 EST Wow! New with STAGE 2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63173198 Hey everyone! I am Echo. I'm 32, married, and the mother to 3 hyper little boys. I just joined today after being diagnosed with stage 2 hypertension. Guess the doctors don't like when someone's blood pressure hits 170/114... Oops. Anyways, I have a goal to lower and maintain my blood pressure through healthy eating, exercise, and my HBP medication. I was also advised to lose 50+ lbs... how great. <BR> <BR> I want to be around to watch my children grow into amazing men so today is the... Fri, 11 Dec 2015 22:39:40 EST Migrating from another program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63162133 Hi! I have been in weight-loss and exercise mode for about 18 months using a national program that has just gone through some drastic changes that I can't support. Someone recommended SparkPeople and after browsing through the site, it seems to be a friendly, welcoming weight-loss experience! <BR> <BR> Even though I've lost 85 pounds already, I still have at least 50 more to go - and since I'll be 60 in a few weeks, that won't be the easiest thing in the world to accomplish. I am hoping to f... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:42:03 EST STARTING NEW JANUARY 1, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63143220 HI, EVERYONE IM CHEROKEE AND I'M 340POUNDS AND IM HERE, BECAUSE DUE TO MY SICKNESS AND MY OWN FAULT ALSO, IM OVERWEIGHT BUT WITH GOD AND YOUR HELP, I KNOW I CAN DO IT, THANKS!!! Mon, 7 Dec 2015 16:06:09 EST likeitslim http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63115626 I have just entered this site for the 1st time. Not sure where to go or what to do 1st. Never been good at dieting, but hope this site helps. Thu, 3 Dec 2015 16:38:17 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63098328 I'm Larry and i wanted to join during the holiday season so i don't go out of control Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:25:38 EST Making the changes stick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63068514 Hi everyone! I dropped off the SP site a few years back, but at my current stage of life I'm realizing if I don't care of myself there are penalties to pay. I tend to work well in structured environments (according to my wife!) so she's encouraged me to get back on track. So far, so good. Best wishes to you in your journeys! Jim Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:03:34 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63046066 I'm not new to SparkPeople but just started using the Fitbit tracker & reset my account and goals. I am looking for new Spark Friends and other Fitbit users to buddy up with & work on my goals for a healthier lifestyle. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:04:49 EST I have type2 diabetes & cirrhosis stage 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x63039602 Hi,I am so glad to have found u.Im having a struggle with my diabetes.I go to a diabetic clinic.My sugar is way too high because im not trying.Can anyone help me get my will power back?Thanks,Patty Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:20:32 EST Brand new to Sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62981919 Hi Everyone, I had to join a challenge as part of a college course requirement and thought this one looked interesting. I am hoping that by completing it, I will have more energy and will lose some weight. Any suggestions would be welcome, thanks! Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:33:38 EST Well, I'm Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62968879 My doctor requested I try this. I've tried this before a couple of times. My biggest issue is that nothing ever works for me for more than 20 lbs. After 20 lbs I've always gained the weight back, plus more, while still on the healthy eating & exercise plan. <BR> <BR> And now, I cannot have fresh fruits or raw vegetables due to dietary restrictions from abdominal surgery this summer, so that makes it even more difficult to figure out exactly how this is supposed to work. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:19:26 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62964153 TRing to figure this all out Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:32:04 EST This is what I am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62950120 84 years of age and a bit too chubby. At least four - five time a week I walk to and from a study group 23 minutes each way. <BR> Awake at 5 am daily after about 7 hours of sleep. <BR> Generally never ride whenever I have to get places in the city - all on foot. <BR> I do spend quite a bit of time at the computer (but that keeps me out of the kitchen). <BR> Try to keep my carbo intake to a minimum (not more than 2 slices of bread a day). <BR> I hope to whittle my weight down from 78 Kg to 66 ... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:33:32 EST I am READY!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62937294 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Kiva, I am a wife and a stepmother/step grandmother. I have been married to most wonderful man for the past 4 years!!! I have struggled with my weight for most of my life. I lost nearly 100lbs about three years ago. Shortly after the weight lost I became pregnant and the weight never left. I am beautiful no matter of my size, so I see in the mirror. I am looking for a change and I am a fighter <BR> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 22:35:34 EST hi, new here and happy to be here.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62932412 <BR> Am from Central Canada and will lose 40 lbs. by this time next year... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 09:03:58 EST Hello Everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62931177 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a new member and I am really not sure what to expect. I have never joined any on line weight loss groups, but I know I desperately need the support. Who knows, I may even make a few friends :) <BR> <BR> I work full time by day and attend Graduate School by night and I am really busy. Lately, I have been eating "really large portions" of food and I do not seem to care; while I am in the process of eating the food. Immediately after eating, I feel sad, guilty, ... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 05:00:33 EST Hi I am Mischief! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62927198 Hi I am 30 years old and I weigh 300lbs! I want to lose at least 135lbs by next year and looking to make some friends, maybe even some accountability partners along my journey! Please talk to me! I would love to get to know and help you as well! Sat, 7 Nov 2015 16:02:37 EST A new start and new journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62878539 I moved to Hawaii one year ago with the purpose of getting healthy, sad to say I've gained 12 pounds and injured my knee and hip which had stopped me from exercising. Also developed high blood pressure which I am sure is stress related. So I now am going to stop the excuses and do what I set out to do in the first place. Get Healthy Sun, 1 Nov 2015 14:53:48 EST Toda is the first day of the rest of my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62835889 I've been on countless diets. I've managed to not gain ALL of the weight I've lost, but have put 50 of 89 back on. I have well over 100 to lose. I'm very excited to learn of the diabetic tracking and challenges and team offered here! I was going to join Weight Watchers (again) but I think everything I need and then some is HERE! I have been dealing with stage 4 cancer for almost 7 years (given 3 months to live in Dec. 2008!) and have managed to beat that beast and keep on breathing and l... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 20:56:56 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62817881 I've added myself to this group as I've been struggling on and off with high blood pressure and it also runs in both sides of my family. Doc says if I can lose weight and control my eating habits I can avoid meds so that's what I'm hoping to do. Oh, my name is April, btw 😬. Feel free to add me if you'd like. So much has changed since I've last used SparkPeople. Have a great day all!! Sat, 24 Oct 2015 13:30:51 EST So much has changed!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62744390 I was on here 4 years ago and lost and maintained my weight until I lost my leg. I came back because the food and support were amazing.!!!! but I re-joined tonight and realize that a few things have hanged. Is the menu and work out plans no longer available? I am the type person that NEEDS directions, lol. I like having my meals planned out for me. Is that option gone ? Thu, 15 Oct 2015 00:29:34 EST Giving this a try !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62714834 I'm overweight due to back issues I can not work out and I've gained so much weight and need help. Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:41:32 EST Excited to join http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62707619 Hi, I joined because I have a question about working out at Planet Fitness. I do it 3 times a week for an hour and a half. I do an hour on the elliptical and the rest on the abs and weight machines. I've been doing this for 4 years. <BR> <BR> I started at level 7 on the elliptical and am now at level 12. At the lower levels I did 6 miles in an hour and moved up when it became too easy. I've been on level 12 for over a year but can only do between 4.75 and 5.15 miles in an hour. My legs feel... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 09:56:55 EST Hi my name is Bobbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62700472 I am a 64-year-old female in moderate health I try to walk at least 30 minutes every day. I have a Garmin Vivofit fitness band and have questions about how to use it. Can anyone help me with this? Fri, 9 Oct 2015 10:04:56 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62686578 Hello! <BR> <BR> Totally new to all of this. I had my third baby 8 weeks ago after developing pre-eclampsia. I assumed it would go away after having her but it hasn't and I'm still on medication though it's pretty stable now. <BR> <BR> So now I need to work on trying to reduce it more with a long term goal to not need the meds again which includes diet and exercise changes. It's pretty tough with three kids and a husband who works away a lot but I am determined to find a way. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 15:51:14 EST Hello From Tennessee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62647339 Hi everyone! My name is Beth and I am from east Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I got the news yesterday that my high blood pressure has caused the beginnings of kidney damage, which will ultimately turn into disease if I don't get this under control. I have been on meds for a few years, but have been lax at checking up on it to make sure it was actually working. Well...it hasn't been. Every time I go to the doctor it is nigh on stroke levels and I always just blow it... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 20:52:08 EST Autumn Amblings 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25457x1444x62642193 Come walk/run/bike/whatever with me for the Autumn season! How many miles can we rack up in 3 months? Any movement you can track mileage for counts. This challenge runs from yesterday through Dec. 31. The top 3 mileage counts get a goodie! <BR> <BR> Please post your mileage as a new message instead of editing your original message. That will help me keep track of everything. I typically update by looking at what has been posted since my last post. <BR> <BR> Let's move and have fun! <... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 08:38:05 EST Sherri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62640200 I have hopped on board. My suggested goal is to loose 50 pounds by March of 2016. Thu, 1 Oct 2015 23:34:47 EST This is all new to me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62630098 Hi All. I just joined this team today. I have many health issues, obesity, asthma, acid reflux, pre-diabetes, but this diagnosis really slapped me in the face. I have never in my life had high BP---even during my pregnancies. Now I'm on medication. This has scared me more than being diagnosed with neuropothy and having back and hip problems. My PHCP has assured me that if I lose some weight I may not be on the meds that long. I'm willing to do whatever I need to. Thanks for any help or... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:59:43 EST Newbie from Virginia! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62629339 Hey everyone! I just joined this morning. I'm 33 with 2 kids, ages 16 and 7. About a month ago I was diagnosed with hypertension and put on meds, lebetalol 100s twice a day. The meds are terrible, worse than the bp itself so I hope to get off them. Over the last few weeks I've completely changed my eating habits and have lost about 7lbs. I've started exercising as much as possible. Everyday I do some type of workout. Today I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and walked 2 miles. It isn't a lo... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:22:56 EST Pepper121 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62616282 Just getting started Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:13:10 EST Where Oh Where Do I Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62570772 I'm a 67 year old woman with many varied interests. Recently the computer is my main interest and I need to get away from it and get up and get shaking. There are so many groups here I just don't know which one(s) to start with. I hope to be able to encourage and support you as much as I know you will me. Blessed Be Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:16:33 EST So excited to be joining this support group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62537597 Hello Spark People! <BR> I am so ready to take charge of my health and start feeling better. I have joined Weight Watchers in the past (with some success) but my colleague introduced me to this program and I am so much in awe of all of the resources and people available at ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE! I also appreciate the social aspect of inspiring one another without having to take the time to attend meetings. I am looking forward to the opportunities this program and network has to offer! Goo... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13:19:19 EST hi everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62532667 I have just joined the team and look forward to getting to know some of you :) <BR> <BR> I am 37 years old and have been on hypertension meds for a few years now. I am trying to start exercising and really need to get some weight off before my Dr completely loses it with me haha! <BR> <BR> I am going on holiday next week but when I come back I am going to be really pushing myself to succeed, so I look forward to chatting to some of you then! <BR> <BR> Michelle :) Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19:17:56 EST Marcheal W ready to start Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62500824 Hello everyone! Looking forward to using the tools and guidance to help make my life changes. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 20:52:21 EST Trying Something New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62480225 Decided to take control of my eating and exercising by trying SparkPeople. I like the daily recipe and exercise emails. Reading the message boards is also motivating. Taking it one day at a time! Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08:03:00 EST Needing support excited to get started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62461324 Hello My name is Mrs Miller I want to lose 70 lbs to get thin and healthy Wed, 9 Sep 2015 19:13:27 EST Pharmacy machines http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x62448483 The machine atbthe pharmacy says it is not as accurate as a dr office..my question is how inaccurate and..also if I read back to back my second reading is usually much better than the first..is this also typical..and which of the two should I believe? Tue, 8 Sep 2015 07:34:38 EST Hopeful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62446912 Want to find hope and encouragement through the apartment community Mon, 7 Sep 2015 23:32:33 EST Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62438096 I am a 73 year old gammy who is trying to get her life back that includes losing this extra weight. <BR> Thank you for this site, Sun, 6 Sep 2015 21:14:33 EST Hello.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62413125 Just went to doctor for a wellness check up and been diagnose with high blood pressure. Surprise me I didn't know anything was wrong with me. She said it is a silent killer. Started medication this week. Hopefully I can learn from everyone else with high blood pressure. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Hugs! <em>247</em> Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:27:21 EST How do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62384730 Hey friends, long time lurker, first time doer. I have been battling HBP for a few years, along with diabetes, cholesterol and weight. I am happy to finally be active here, and ready to kick HBP rear. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:58:46 EST Hello. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62374730 Alright, I'm actually one of those that's a little afraid to post, and I'm not sure of all I want to say. I'm the shy and quiet sort of person. But I'm going to go ahead and jump in. I just turned 51 years old, and I work night shift at a community home for IDD adults. I'm like a lot of people. I started out fairly slim when I was young, and as I got older, my weight steadily crept up. I've tried to lose weight before. I'll lose a few pounds, and then I'll forget all about it. I even started... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:47:41 EST Hello. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62374726 Alright, I'm actually one of those that's a little afraid to post, and I'm not sure of all I want to say. I'm the shy and quiet sort of person. But I'm going to go ahead and jump in. I just turned 51 years old, and I work night shift at a community home for IDD adults. I'm like a lot of people. I started out fairly slim when I was young, and as I got older, my weight steadily crept up. I've tried to lose weight before. I'll lose a few pounds, and then I'll forget all about it. I even started... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:47:39 EST Kathy0606 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62318587 Hi my name is Kathy, when I started my journey I weighed 207. I've been walking 3 miles a day for 6 weeks I've lost 13 pounds and have been cutting back on portion sizes, but some days all I want to do is snack. Potato chips are my downfall. Help!!! Sat, 22 Aug 2015 22:44:51 EST Hi I am yola122 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62308081 I have been trying to lose weight for decades. I read some of the goals achieved by people over 55. <BR> I decided to get back on the wagon and give it one more go. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:19:35 EST Discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x62297650 I am 43 went to my annual physical last year and for the first time my blood pressure was up a bit...134 over 82.. so over the summer I was anticipating the physical..and start walking and jogging..I am doing better than I ever have (I have always been heavy) but never gained or lost more than 20lbs since high school. Lost 25lbs this summer and went to physical feeling confident and my blood pressure was dangerously high. I feel like I have worked so hard and my body is betraying me. I have... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:35:24 EST Back for Try #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62277354 I've been on and off SparkPeople for the last many years and have never seemed to stick with it for one reason or another.... <BR> <BR> Although I am not majorly overweight (BMI=26), I have entered the Pre-Hypertension category for my Blood Pressure and I am trying to prevent it from going to Stage 1. I am just shy of being in Stage 1, and really want to not have to rely on medication if I don't have to. So I am making myself exercise and lose some weight. My diet is pretty good, so hoping... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:16:11 EST BACK AFTER 7 YEARS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62254426 Hey there. Melissa here. Fat, tired and ready to make a change again...hopefully for good this time! Hoping to help support and be supported on this journey. Sedentary office job for 15 years........not conducive to a healthy me. Just realized my blood pressure meds make it even harder to get my heart rate up. That depressed me very much. Anyways, will be here tracking, tracking, tracking and chatting along the way. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:03:24 EST Fresh Start for ME and HE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62252722 Need to get moving with eating right and moving the body. Hubby and I are both following the spark plans, but I am going to track for myself. We each have over 100# to lose. Can't wait to get started. We have the Wii Fit and will be using that for our activity. So, let the games begin..... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:53:57 EST Successful Dieyer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62247718 I have managed to lose about 80 pounds since July 2014. I want to lose a bit more and keep it al off. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:36:27 EST Wishing You Well... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x62245779 Good Morning...Good Afternoon...Good Evening... <BR> <BR> This is my good-bye to the team...I want to wish each and everyone of you well and know that I am still routing you on to a healthier new you, for life...I am not quitting SparkPeople, just reorganizing what I can handle through my daily walk with life...My blood pressure is important, and I do take my meds everyday, but there is a few more things more important and my time needs to be focused to getting healthy verses time on laptop.... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:56:36 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62245519 Hey everyone! I'm kinda new here. I've been a member for awhile. Trying to get back on track. My blood pressure has been up for awhile. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow to get back on my medicine. I have been exercising lately. If anyone has any suggestions on how to keep it lowered please let me know. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:37:10 EST Hi Guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62235233 Just saying hi to all my new team mates!! :) Wed, 12 Aug 2015 03:08:01 EST Shadaux's new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62206678 I have just joined today, August 8 2015. I am almost 61 years old. My hobbies are making quilts for charities in my community. Like oldies in music and just about any other music except rap. I also like to color, work on family tree, jig saw puzzles, read and stare off into space. Not an active life, that's why I am here. Thought some motivation would help. Sat, 8 Aug 2015 15:29:34 EST I'm new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62183441 I'm new to the world of high blood pressure. As an RN you would think I know all the right answers! Well, not really! So trying to learn how to live with this and ways to make it better naturally!! I'll be watching for ideas. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 14:01:27 EST I'm curious (lisinopril malfunction) ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x62183142 I'm off it now taking valsartan instead, I didn't even make it a week, but I'm just curious whether anyone else has experienced severe abdominal issues on lisinopril. <BR> <BR> I took one dose in the AM and that evening suffered some pretty rough abdominal cramps that slowly morphed into actual pain, came down with a really frightening vagal response/weak/dizzy spell that didn't fully result in passing out, but I sure wasn't getting up from where I'd sat in the floor for a few minutes. <BR> ... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:07:24 EST Just Getting Back To Me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62155019 Hello...My name is Missie...Residing within the sunshiny state of Florida...I am so glad to have been talked into joining SparkPeople...The last two weeks I have been hopping around getting to know the site...by doing so, I have created a routine... <BR> <BR> I have created my spark page, set some long term goals and some short goals, been learning about foods, tracking my foods, learning about streaks and setting some up, and created favorite fitness exercises I know I can handle and track... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 07:49:49 EST Night time BP meds question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10093x1444x62152231 Over a year ago I was told to take a BP pill at night as well as some during the day. About the same time I started taking BP med at bedtime I noticed my sleep pattern change. I wake up and can't get back to sleep for a long time. Recently I read an article that atenolol can cause insomnia in some people. Instead of taking it at bedtime I am thinking of taking my pill at dinner time, so it is a little earlier. This way there will also be about 10-12 hours between the 2 doses. When do you tak... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 20:30:42 EST tired of trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62142905 I am so tired of losing some weight and then gaining it back. I am a type 2 diabetic and I know if I lost some of this weight I could get off of most of my medication. Yes, I sound so negative, sorry, but I am about the weight thing. I would like to have a menu for a 1200 calorie a day, with normal food. I will keep trying and I know I have to really, really, turn this around to be positive. please help Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:01:19 EST HOW WAS EVERYONE'S DAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x62129221 avoided caffeine better today, no cheating with that . <BR> <BR> blisteringly hot outside, very uncomfortable walking home from express bus stop. <BR> <BR> deheaded the rose bushes in my bathing suit - why ever not? Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:48:09 EST Hey, Look at what I found! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x62124074 Leslie Sansone's walk at home exercise routines on youtube. Copy and paste this link onto your browser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCe3ZS7pAC<BR>4 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:05:08 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62122471 Hello Everyone, I just joined Sparkpeople and I'm ready to become more fit and lose weight. I've developed HBP and high cholesterol. I've got to lose 40 lbs beginning August 1 and ending on April 30. Wish me luck and I'll be seeing you in the boards. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:26:28 EST Mom/meme of 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62108713 Hi I am a mother of 3 and Meme of 3, needing to get motivated again . Every time I slack off I have Bloodpressure issues and I feel bad. It starts with unhealthy eating , little exercise, which is what causes the Bloodpressure issues and weight gain. I just want to keep a balance of eating good and exercising. I thought I would try this site to see if it helps.i am gonna give it a try.. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:41:43 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62077809 Hi I have been away for a while and going back. Afraid to weigh myself. <BR> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:46:00 EST Want us both off our BP meds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62053249 My hubby and I each have a lot of weight to take off (over 100 lbs. each). We have always supported each other, the problem is we enable and make excuses for each other too. <BR> We have come to realize this and want to support each other in a good and healthy way. I know this will be a struggle, but I am determaned to do it ! ! <BR> I am hoping that if I have a place to get support for myself, I will be able to stay strong and not make excuses for us. <BR> We have decided that we will sta... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:25:18 EST A night shift warehouse worker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62047671 hello i am new to the program. I am 47 and work night shift and i seem to be gaining weight. I am trying to figure when is the best time to eat and exercise working a night shift job. I think that is my main problem figuring out when to eat. Should i eat my biggest meal in the middle of the night at work? Also when i get off i cant stop my self from nibbling then going to bed. I hope someone can give me some suggestions. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:58:42 EST cynthia moore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62040758 hi I am a little nervous because this is new to me. but I need to lose weight and this community I beleive wiil help me. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:51:45 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x62019386 Hi, my name is Rhonda. This is not my first time on Sparkpeople, but I plan to stay with it this time. I have a better attitude about it it this time and look forward to this journey with all of you. Feel free to add me as a friend! <em>521</em> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:23:13 EST Hello World! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x61994942 Hello Friends, <BR> I've never been a part of an online community before. In fact, this is my first post on a message board. Ever. So please be gentle. :-) <BR> Like all of you I'm looking to make a healthy change to my life. I'm equal parts excited and terrified and I'm hoping I can find the support I need within the SparkPeople community and maybe give some support back. <BR> That's all for now...but I'm sure I'll 'see' you again soon. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:38:11 EST Salt Information That May Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1444x61993197 I've started using this to replace the salt in my cooking. It has no sodium and instead has 650 mg of Potassium, It tastes a little different at first but that quickly changes. <BR> <BR> Original No Salt - Sodium Free Salt Alternative <BR> <BR> Amount Per Serving <BR> Calories 0 <BR> Total Fat 0 g <BR> Saturated Fat g <BR> Polyunsaturated Fat g <BR> Monounsaturated Fat g <BR> Trans Fat g <BR> Cholesterol 0 mg <BR> Sodium 0 mg <BR> Potassium... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 17:37:23 EST loveray1976 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x61954498 Hello, my name is Patricia I have diabetes type 2. I need to lose 70 #for health reasons. Tue, 7 Jul 2015 22:17:59 EST Ready for success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x61937084 I joined SparkPeople on 7/1/15. I'm not sure about how to participate in these Team Forums. But I thought I'd try. I'm 47 and really need to lose 74 lbs. I haven't been a healthy weight in 15 yrs. I'm hopeful that this will help me finally achieve my goal! Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:27:58 EST Summer Stroll 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25457x1444x61907478 Here we go! The Summer Stroll challenge runs from July 1 through September 30, 2015. Come join us! Any movement that can be converted to mileage counts. Please format your additions as follows: <BR> <BR> Date: Mileage <BR> <BR> Please post your mileages as new posts, instead of editing previous posts. The new posts are easier for me to keep track of. The top 3 people at the end of the challenge get goodies! <BR> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:08:53 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x61901759 Hi, my name is Nicole. I am trying to lose weight to lower my blood pressure so I can avoid going on medication. A life style change is needed to avoid medication to lower my blood pressure. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:57:53 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x61879729 I belonged to this team awhile ago, lost my data and am trying to remember all the teams and spark friends I had so I can reset spark page. <BR> My name is Marge and I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol & type 2 diabetes. I plan on retiring soon and want to stay healthy and enjoy my retirement. Looking forward to getting to know everyone and be able to share thoughts, support and motivation. <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> Marge Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:32:45 EST HI my name is Judy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1444x61875575 This is my first time joining any kind of on-line group except for taking on-line classes. I am excited but it does seem a bit overwhelming, so much information. I desperately want to lose weight to avoid health issues and have seen Sparkpeople's website before. I have joined WW many times and my success has been up and down. Here's hoping.... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:49:56 EST