SparkPeople Forty / Fat / Fed Up / ...but happily married ! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=17811 Welcome to Forty/Fat/Fed Up/ .....but happily married!! SparkPeople Forty / Fat / Fed Up / ...but happily married ! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=17811 New Team Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x57680385 <em>524</em> <BR> I'm Tina and I got married on Nov 2, 2013 to a wonderful man. I have been off and on SP many times now and have been successful every time but once I lose weight I slack off and don't stick to it. I regain the weight and the vicious circle starts over. I have been reading some of your post Ladies and you all seem to be totally in tune with one another and I think that its wonderful. I hope to chat with some of you and become part of your family. <BR> Tina Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:46:08 EST I have not fallen off the face of the earth!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x56786459 Been a long time, but... I'm BAAAAACK!!! How is everyone? Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:29:42 EST 40 yr old Fat College Student http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x53097992 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I going to be 40 in Dec. this year, but I wanted to join this group as a way to start my new journey in my 40's to a better life. I am a wife (12 years happily married), mother to 4 children (16, 12, 11,11 --twins) college student (Jr. at Purdue University!), paper carrier (way to make money for the family and stay home) and I am FAT! I am the one that asks my hubby, Am I really that fat? Of course he says no, but I know. I have signed up once before with Spark P... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:12:44 EST Day 2 for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x52692447 Today I stayed within my calorie intake. I drank 8 cups of water and I ate my fruits and veggies. I did my strength workout at least I gave it the best effort I could. I need a lot of help in the exercising area, due to my injury in August and lack of exercise for awhile this may be slow going for me, but at least I tried. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:07:29 EST Starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x52678231 Hi, I am back. I hurt myself in August of 2012. I injured my knee and have gain a lot of weight. I needed surgery in December and now I am finally able to start exercising again. I am trying to loose 28 pounds by September. I am happily married to a wonderful supportive husband. I have 4 beautiful children. I homeschool the youngest 3. My oldest daughter who is 18 graduated last year. I hope that I can reach my goals. I am still having some difficulty with my left Knee but I am working throug... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 22:04:53 EST I'mmm Baaacccckkkkkk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x51423168 Realized today that another year has passed and I am still in the same body. I have been following Spark People on Facebook and it dawned on me to see if this team was still around. I was glad to see that you were. Hope it is ok if I sneak back in. I just completed the 31 days of fitness with Coach Nicole. I really enjoyed it so hope to continue on. I hope to be a part of this team a little more! Thank you! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 22:09:00 EST Newbie from Calgary, highly motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x49489618 Hi, I LOVE the name of this group because I am sick and tired and FED up of my largess. I've had success about four years ago and it's amazing what a person's self-confidence and emotions are like when he/she is loving how they look! I wish I was one of those great people that could ignore looks, but growing up in our modern world made me of this horrible mentality that make one's appearance carry a lot of weight (no pun intended) in my psyche. Now that I just started calling attention to ... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:37:44 EST RECIPES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x49065720 Cantaloupe butter~ in saucepan place cubed Cantaloupe and just enough water to keep it from sticking. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently and mashing as it cooks. Add any or all of the following to taste: cinnamon, ground cloves, allspice, sugar or Spenda. Let cool slightly and run through food processor to puree. If watery or too thin at this stage return to pan and cook until thicker. <BR> this will keep several days in the refrigerator or pack in jars and process. <BR> <BR> **we us... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:49:55 EST newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x49042229 Well, I haven't been on sparkpeople for about two yrs, i had some issues and now I am back and gonna try again, I have alot to lose and I'm running out of time, if I don't do something, I'm afraid I'm gonna end up with more health problems. Looking forward to getting your support! My name is Regina, but everyone calls me Reggie. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:15:23 EST Joining up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x48144491 Hi, my name is Heather. I'm 43 and I live in Chicago with my hubby, my 15-year old daughter, 12-year old son and 9 year old Beagle :) I am short (five foot even) and I really want to lose 20-30 pounds. Our family eats somewhat South Beach Diet style, but I find it hard to resist treats and unhealthy food at times. Even though I feel better when I exercise, I have a hard time being consistent with it. I was diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism back in August and we are still on a quest to regulate m... Sat, 19 May 2012 20:14:23 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x47106406 I am 48, married, mother of 5 (all grown) and grandmother of 3. I do dog grooming from my home in the mornings and pack aluminum in the afternoons. I have 4 dogs and 3 cats of my own and am fostering a little Jack Russell. He is ready for adoption in the Youngstown, OH area if anyone is interested. He will Definately keep you active. <BR> <BR> Just sitting in front of the computer, drinking coffee and munching on......cantalope <BR> Trying to be good. I usually do fine until the afternoon/... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:25:34 EST I'm Kathy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x47103489 Hello, I am new to this service. I would like to find a couple friends to buddy with to try to lose weight. I am 48, short and about 35 pounds over weight. I hope to lose this over the summer. I am starting by trying to reduce my food intake. I work in the afternoon and have a hard time incorporating exercise into my daily routine. Ideally I will be able to find a daytime position somewhere. If I do I will look into taking up Kempo Karate. I used to take classes when my children were ... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 02:17:21 EST A new 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x46725736 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just turned 40 earlier this month. This seemed like a good place for me to be. I have been on SparkPeople for quite a while but life gets in the way of me keeping active on here. I'm doing my best to get back on track. <BR> The first thing that has changed was realizing that yes, I AM FAT. I live in Europe and I love sweets. I do want to get healthy but I need some motivation and support. I am very good at talking myself out of working out. <BR> <... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:17:46 EST Obsessed with food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x46629584 I join this group just so I can have an outlet. Something to do with my free time, instead of eating. I am hoping, that with daily blogs and posting.I will create new and healthier habits. Instead of eating my self to death. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:30:30 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x45730908 Hi all! I am 40, very happily married (20 years), and have 2 boys (13 and 8). I have been a member of spark people for a while but have just recently started again. I have been doing pretty good so far. Funny how logging in and posting really helps! I love the name of this group, completely fits! Looking forward to hearing more from the group. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:41:44 EST New to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x45674541 Hi, my name is Sheila and I am 43, fluffy and I guess...fun. I saw the name of this team and thought it fit me perfectly. I live on a 10,000 acre ranch southwest of Wichita KS in a small town called Douglass. I am an HR recruiter for a small county hospital. I have four step-children, four dogs, 2 horses and a handful of barn kitties. I am a life time member of Weight Watchers but it seems all I have been watching is my weight go UP! My husband is very supportive of my weight loss effo... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 22:16:44 EST Mock Apple Pie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x43698028 Mock Apple Pie <BR> (zucchini pie) <BR> <BR> 6 c. zucchini (for 9" pie) <BR> 1 1/4 c. sugar (I used Splenda) <BR> 2 Tbsp. flour <BR> 1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar <BR> 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon <BR> dash salt and nutmeg <BR> dough for double pie crust <BR> <BR> Pare zucchini and slice lengthwise. remove seeds.(if large quarter) <BR> Slice. Put in small saucepan, add a little water and bring to boil, simmer until zucchini changes color and is slightly translucent. Drain well, cool! <BR> Add remaini... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 20:58:20 EST Kinda Pudgy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x42871970 Hello from Michigan. I've spent too much time in the office lately, and it's caught up with me. I'm happily married to my high school sweetheart (ahhhhh), 48, and proud mom of 3 Teens/College-Aged. It's 'bout time re-discover life, health, less stress and lose weight. Have goal of 80 pounds. My son is health major and lost 60 lbs, and such an inspiration. Life is good. I'm ready to get off the sidelines and join in the fun! Looking for a cheer buddy. I'd like to cheer you on, too. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 11:13:46 EST Ute from NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x40518086 Hello all, I was just browsing teams in my age group and your team made me snicker. Usually women in their 40's around me are not exactly happily married, and they always look at me with a slight air of disgust when I can't hide the fact I really do like my husband. Soooo, I checked out the team and I would really like to come an chat with you people once in a while. <BR> My name is Ute, I am German, living in the Albany, NY area with my husband Craig, a lab and a Poodly thing. My one twin d... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 20:15:31 EST Introducing... me! =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x40410370 Hello all! <BR> <BR> My name is Maggie and after perusing the other "40" groups, have decided to give this one a try. Definitely describes me - forty (ok, forty one), fat, fed up and very happily married! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am, as stated above, forty one years old and it's time to stop procrastinating. I have two young children, both boys, ages 8 and 5 (who turns 6 March 11th) and I'd really like to be around for grandchildren. Around AND able to keep up with them! Logan is my elder, J... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 22:06:34 EST Intro.... (sneaking into the 40 somethings group) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x39449194 Hi all! I'm technically not 40 for another week and a half, but I'm definitely Fat, Fed Up, but happily married! I've been married for 19.5 years, and as my name says, I'm mom to seven children. I am definitely fed up with my weight, but mainly I'm fed up with myself. I know that I want to be healthy and thinner, so I can feel confident, happier, sexier, more active, better mom...all that. But then I go do stupid things, like eat fast food junk, or make a bit batch of cupcakes. I've got... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:23:36 EST Dgrelewicz's big melt down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x37107654 Well, it's been just over 2 months since I started my journey to a slimmer me. I have been doing pretty well so far. I have gone from 252lbs back in July to a consistent 227 as of October 4th. Mon, 4 Oct 2010 18:30:19 EST getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x36646885 trying to set something up to hold myself <BR> accountable. <BR> If I have to report here each day, maybe that will motivate me! <BR> 9/12/10 <BR> tracked food <BR> walked 2 miles <BR> drinking my water now... <BR> veggies-2:( <BR> fruit 1 Sun, 12 Sep 2010 18:51:54 EST Team name that sum up my feelings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x36401744 Hello Everyone! <BR> I am Kimberly a 41 year old mother of five and wife to a wonderful husband. The time has come to get rid of the baby fat from the first child 18 years ago...does this sound familiar to anyone? I am really excited about joining this group!! <em>9</em> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 19:39:36 EST This describes me perfectly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x36371378 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have been happily married for 18 years with a fantastic husband who has always supported me and always said he would love me no matter what I weighed. However, I am fed up!!!! I have been for a few years but really got to my end when I watched my mother on vacation barely able to walk and she just turned 65. She has been old for at least 15 years now and I REFUSE to follow in her footsteps! I am following spark and have gotten a personal trainer and will never give u... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:01:53 EST Hi! I can relate to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x35881590 Hi am going to be 46 years old on 8-18 and I want this to be my last year of fat and fed up. I ahve agrat husband who loves me even though I can't stand to look in a mirror. I want to change but lack the will power to do it alone. I am making sparkpeople my support system and oh so want to succeed. If any of you have pointer please let me know! <em>247</em> Fri, 6 Aug 2010 11:42:05 EST Hey... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x34783544 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> New here to Spark, kinda. I signed up along time ago, but never got serious. I'm ready for a new me, healthy, in shape and hopefully a alot of pounds lighter. About me, I'm 42, one daughter 19 years old, been happily married going on 23 years in October. I work 2 jobs one in the morning at the local elementary school, happily I'm on summer break till end of August. I also work nights as a Cust. Serv. Rep. from 10pm to 3am. I'm hoping this summer break will give m... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 01:06:18 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x34416100 Good Morning everyone.. My name is Dawn - I am new to this sparkteam - I am trying to get motivated to start losing weight regularly. I just turned 40 the end of April - and want to make this next year the one I get healthier!! <BR> I am married to the man of my dreams, and have 2 teenage daughters 14, 15 and a teenage stepson 17. They keep us both very busy. I work and go to school to become RN - so life is sometimes hectic - but wonderful. Weigh loss efforts have not been what they should... Thu, 27 May 2010 10:17:47 EST Screwed up, Darn it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x33766024 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just started my healthy eating on Monday and I messed up already. Shoot! I was doing so well yesterday. I ate good food for breakfast, snack & lunch and then comes dinner and I screwed up. I had 2 Chicken Strips and some french fries. I can't believe i did that. I'm not gonna let that hold me down. I'm starting over again today. Wish me luck. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Dee Wed, 28 Apr 2010 13:44:18 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x30976819 Anyone still post in here? <BR> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:44:45 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x30976776 Hello Everyone <BR> I am new to this team and well I guess you could say to Spark People. I joined a very long time ago but wasn't very serious about my weight loss. I should have been but I wasn't. I was in complete denial about what I ate and how much I weighed. I have lost 108 pounds on my own but thought I could certain learn a lot here and hopefully lose the last 30 to 40 pounds I need to lose. <BR> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:43:50 EST New To team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x30820846 Hi I'm new to Spark and just joined the team. I am hoping this will help with my motivation to keep on track. A lot is going on in my life for the next two weeks but I really did not want to use that as an excuse not to try to keep losing. I lost 20 lbs since October on my own (gained 5 over the holidays) but I want to get back on track and lose another 25 by summer. <BR> Angie <em>15</em> Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:33:39 EST I am back again.....and again.... and once again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x29744142 I am back to try again. I just never can stay on a program or follow through. I need a buddy! Sat, 14 Nov 2009 20:59:47 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x28837418 I am really excited to start getting fit and healthy. I am 49 years old, and love being active and involved in life. I have a lot of weight to lose, so now is the time for me to do it. I am looking forward to interacting with all of you. I feel this will be a great place for me to learn, to be motivated and inspired, and to lose the extra weight.. Sat, 3 Oct 2009 21:27:04 EST New happy wife from WI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x28646304 Hi all, <BR> I'm Terri from WI. I'm in my middle 40's and have been married for 26 yrs. 2 wonderful grown kids! I'm new to Sparkpeople and WOW... the support people give each other is fantastic. I work a desk job so activity is limited to before or after work. Hard to get in most days. How do some of you do it? Looking forward to reading your posts. Have a fantastic day! Fri, 25 Sep 2009 08:06:55 EST Today is my 13th anniversary!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x27788859 I am 43 years old. Doing all the right stuff. Eating healthy and exercising just about everyday for at least 30 minutes. However the scale does not move down. This week it is moving up (maybe because of my monthly cycle???) <BR> This is very frustrating. It's been going on for about nine months now. I just needed to share. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:45:12 EST Hi from Seattle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x27521104 Hello everyone I'm starting over again at 44 - I've been stuck at my current weight for the past 10 years give or take a 20 pound crash yoyo diet. I really want to get this weight off before my 20th anniversary next spring as well as get my blood pressure stable. My biggest problem is consistency. I know what I ought to do and how to do it, but I sabotage myself after about a month. That's why I joined Spark - I really need the support and motivation! The team title really said it a... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 11:59:12 EST Just to introduce myself........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x27449856 Hi, I'm Lisa. I'm 43 and 44 is sneaking up on me. I have a wonderful supportive husband and a great son, who also is overweight so I'm helping him while helping myself. I was glad to find a team of people who can all probably relate to the same life issues. My main problem is motivation so I'll probably be calling on you guys for help with that from time to time. You please feel free to do the same. I can't change being forty, I don't want to change being happily married, but I can certain... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 15:15:50 EST New member saying hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x27120951 Hi, my name is Lea Ann. I am 44 and have been overweight for about 20 years. I have lost weight on Weight Watchers only to gain it right back when I got tired of counting points. I am trying my own style of approach now. Not counting anything, just drinking water, adding veggies (which I used to not eat at all) and reducing the size of my portions. have not lost any weight yet, but only started 2 days ago! Hoping that a site like this with folks struggling to lead their lives and lose we... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 10:23:53 EST July stats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x26716370 Hello Gang! <BR> <BR> I decided to start up a new thread for listing daily stats for those who wish to do so. There is no guidelines as to what you put here. Use the thread to your advantage. <BR> <BR> 7/1: Recumbant Bike 90 minutes <BR> Crunches 100 <BR> Yoga: 30 minutes <BR> 5 fruits/veggie <BR> 12 waters and still counting <BR> <BR> Tammy Wed, 1 Jul 2009 23:41:17 EST New guy in town. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x26516628 Hi, brand new to the entire Sparkpeople site so please bare with me as I will be building my profile & webpage as I learn how to. <BR> <BR> This is the part I don't do well, introduce myself. Once I'm out though....watch out!!! <BR> <BR> My name is Jae. Like the team name states... (almost) 40, I'm fat & I'm fed up!!! Yes, I am happily married too..... so I will use this format to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> I'll be 40 at the end of September. <BR> My current weight is 290 (my heaviest ... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 09:21:39 EST Need help with a problem my husband love him thoug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x26078115 Hi everyone!! I have done ok my first couple of days but I have a questions I have a husband who is great but he eats everything and anything that is unhealthy and not to mention is really thin!He loves when we come home from work to have a few drinks eat a snack than a unhealthy dinner usually. I have tried to have two different meals one for them and than mine but that does not really work when my husband cooks.So Lunch good breakfast good dinner drinks not so good how can I alter this? <... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 20:55:05 EST Hi love the team name perfect! That is me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x25952131 I am forty,fat,fed up but happily married. My husband is great but has a perfect body and eats everything and does not work out ugh. I would love new ideas support &motivation.Thanks Angie <em>30</em> Sun, 31 May 2009 15:49:28 EST Pedometer question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x25679361 How do you log pedometer information? Are there any hard and fast rules on it? Wed, 20 May 2009 08:33:03 EST New member intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x25287577 Hi, I'm Madge/Marge. I'm 44 and have eight living children ages almost 18 down to 3 yo. I've been married to the same man for over 19 years. <BR> <BR> I have had a rough year and am looking for a couple active Spark Teams that will help get and keep me motivated. I have no motivation to lose weight, except for the fact that I *want* to. <BR> <BR> Right now I'm focusing on drinking less soda and increasing fruit and veggie intake. Any type of major exercise is on hold until my dr. appt nex... Tue, 5 May 2009 09:40:01 EST New Challenge for Summer 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x24714905 Okay so here is the next challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Set a weight loss goal for April, May, June, July <BR> 2. Do some form of cardio daily: minimum of 10 minutes <BR> 3. 5 servings of fruits/veggies daily minimum <BR> 4. Get at least 8 glasses of water daily <BR> 5. Choose at least one video to do each week for the body zone of interest that week(see list below) <BR> 6. Do the Bikini workout level of your choice each week. You can start out at level one and work up to the next level after ... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 17:18:43 EST Hi Everyone!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x24341744 I am new here - I decided now is the time to do something about my weight issues. So I saw your Team forum and thought it fit me pretty well. I am over 40 I am fat and I am very happily married. But I do need some help and encouragement in my weight loss efforts. Wed, 1 Apr 2009 16:52:45 EST I am back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x23949488 thanks for all the birthday wishes and comments. Havent been on in a while. After I totally screwed up on the cruise I just lost focus. Then we bought a new house and I have been off track ever since. Order the wave and it never came in! Dont know what happened. I think a friend and I are going to start Weight Watchers to kind of help but I am back though! Missed being on here!! Thu, 19 Mar 2009 16:57:29 EST Hi, I am checking in, have not in FOREVER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x23200687 Hi all. <BR> <BR> I fell "off the wagon" so to speak and the last 8 months I HAVE BEEN HORRID, with eating not checking spark and not excersizing. I am now back to all of the above. I have 60 pounds to lose to get at a healthy weight. <BR> <BR> I started back in today with reading and planning. <BR> <BR> For my 46th birthday I bought myself Wii Fit and have planned on 30 minutes a day nearly every day. I actually hoped I would not have to diet just excersize but after 2 weeks IT'S NOT WOR... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 07:35:36 EST The new nutrition report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x23192847 Has anyone else tried the new nutrition report (the last SparkPoints link)? - it's great, IMHO. <BR> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:28:56 EST I have an excercise question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x22733676 I have read where some of you ladies have a Wave. I would love to know if they really work, and how do you buy one without having to pay the membership fee? I have yall, I dont need to join anything else. I have an elliptical but would like to kind of mix things up as to not get bored! Thanks for any advice you can give me. Have a great week! Mon, 9 Feb 2009 10:18:51 EST Would anyone like to have a "water" challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x22700812 Shall we all try to get our 8 glasses of water in each day? Sun, 8 Feb 2009 10:48:51 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x22615661 My name is Tammy and I am 44 and happily to Mike. We are both on Spark People and doing well. I have lost a total of 11 lbs. in two weeks. I didnt start Spark People until last Wed., which was Jan. 28. This has helped me more than any diet I have ever done. I will welcome any tips from anyone. I have about 22-27 more pounds to go. We are going on a cruise on Feb. 21 and am feeling pretty good about myself right now. 5 or 6 more pounds by then would be great though!! Thanks for letting me join... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 12:10:25 EST Hello From Az http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x22305279 Hello everyone, My wife and I are trying this for the first time. We have been married for 20 years. This is a really neat site. Thank you. Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:48:01 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x22052564 I"m Willa and I'm Fat and Over Forty and feb up and Happily Married for 18 years but i'd love to lose 120 lbs Mon, 19 Jan 2009 21:30:39 EST Hello everyone and happy new year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x21466078 I'm Lori, and I liked the name of this team - the "happily married" part in particular! I'm new to SparkPeople but like it so far. Thanks for the support! Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:57:48 EST well this groups sum it up forty fat fed up thats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x21446355 this sound like the group i need to be in bcause the title is sure me i an gina 45 yr old just started the 1st of jan to get back on my diet after losing 100 lb 3 years ago i have put 30 lb back on so now i need to lose 40 to get to a healthy weight. need all support i can get. Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:43:52 EST Interested in joining the New You Bootcamp here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x21370345 Hey gang! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you all know about the New You Bootcamp here on Spark People...if you have not already heard about it. It is a HUGE team that Coach Nicole has helped to put together and she will have weekly videos and other tasks for us to do to help us jump start our new year and our new lifestyles. <BR> <BR> There are even contests each week and a $500 prize at the end to shoot for. Go ahead and check it out and see if it is something you are interested in. <BR> ... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 00:52:24 EST Favorite holiday dishes!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x20433641 Hey ladies... <BR> I'm looking for some new ideas for Thanksgiving dinner? <BR> What are you serving at your house??? <BR> Any suggestions helpful! <BR> Jeanette Sun, 23 Nov 2008 14:23:33 EST Good Morning! I'd love to join your group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x19417016 Hello - I joined sparkpeople 10/5/08 and I have finally found a team (I recently turned 49, so I have a year with you at least). <BR> <BR> I have been married to my dh for 30 years - we have two sons 28 and 22 and three spoiled dogs (Lab, Lab mix and a Doxie(the Princess). <BR> <BR> I have struggled with my weight from childhood - in the past couple of years, the pounds have just "creeped" back on <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> My dh NEVER comments on my weight - thin or fat - thank God for him!... Fri, 17 Oct 2008 10:20:45 EST NEW TO YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x19242191 Hi all <BR> <BR> back with sparks .. i'm one of those people who are always unmotivated and poor follow through when it comes to being me and the best me i can be <BR> <BR> second time around might be the charm??? <BR> <BR> barb Sat, 11 Oct 2008 09:22:12 EST Record your daily stats here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x19007338 Hey ladies! <BR> <BR> Jeanette and I wanted to keep up a thread where we can record our daily stats of exercise, steps, waters, fruits/veggies: whatever our goals are for the month. It's worked well for both of us to have a place where we are accountable and not just in the trackers. Having a spot to post it for others to see helps to keep us on track. <BR> <BR> So come in and use the thread with us and keep focused every day on getting fit and healthy! <BR> <BR> Tammy Thu, 2 Oct 2008 17:44:41 EST I'm the new girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x18835185 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I became a "sparkgirl" last night and today I started back on track! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I'm going to make it work this time and if I struggle I know there are a lot more like me here for support. <BR> I've had lots of water so far today and today is what I need to worry about! <BR> <BR> I wish everyone a happy and successful day! <BR> <BR> Sherrie Fri, 26 Sep 2008 17:42:04 EST Room For One More? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x18744800 Hey there, <BR> <BR> I've been searching for a supportive and motivating team, and y'all seem to be that and more!! Do you have room for one more? <BR> <BR> BTW, I'm 49 - does that count? Tue, 23 Sep 2008 19:35:25 EST Need to join a team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x18608734 Hello <em>30</em> I have been a Spark Person for about 5 months. I have been slow to add to my spark page and I don't send many posts. But today I read a motivational article about how helpful teams can be. I know that sometimes I get so wrapped up in my own disappointment with scales and stress that I need someone to vent to. Just this past week I wrote my first SP blog (sort of amusing for someone who's been working in the computer industry for over 20 years)and now I'm venturing out t... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 23:07:08 EST Hi All sorry I didn't introduces myself earlier. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x18501399 Hi my name is Sandy. I am married with 3 sons and 4 grandsons. Nice to meet you all. Sandy Mon, 15 Sep 2008 15:53:34 EST I want to look as good as my husband! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x18118902 My husband is a PE teacher, black belt in Judo and jogs 5 miles a day. He loves me just the way I am, but sometimes I feel embarrased when we go out that he looks better than me! So a life style changes is in progress. I will lose these extra 20lbs before the end of the year. It seems to get more difficult to lose the weight in my forties than it did in my 20's or 30's. That's why I have joined sparkpeople and this group. Cheers! Mon, 1 Sep 2008 09:30:10 EST New to the team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x17643524 Good afternoon! I'm new to this team and wanted to introduce myself. I signed up for SP over a year ago and then forgot about it. Today is my 3rd day of being back at it. I'm not doing any particular plan, just eating in moderation and using the nutrition tracker to count calories. I just turned 40 last month, have been happily married to my sweetie for 13 years, and have 2 kids. My dd is 10, turning 11 in less than 2 weeks. My ds is 7, turning 8 in a month. We homeschool our children... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 15:12:16 EST Hey y'all. I'm new to this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x17010266 Well, not new to dieting. I've tried everything. I'm 48 years old, married to my husband for 22 years and we have a 20 year old daughter. All 3 of us have a little too much to love. So I am trying to cook better and healthier. I think if I have other people to chat with, that know exactly how I feel, it will help me greatly. Looking forward to this adventure in my life. Thu, 24 Jul 2008 11:44:19 EST Hey yall! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x16873309 I'm Jeanna from Nashville, Tn. and I am new to SP and Lisa from OH graciously invited me to this group. I am Forty(2) / Fat / Fed Up / ...but happily married! for 17.5 yrs. Here's hoping that I can stay motivated with this site. It is loaded with motivating people! Come by and say hello. I would love new friends! <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Sun, 20 Jul 2008 12:26:36 EST ??? sticky subject???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x16780172 hi <BR> <BR> Im on the message board page and I still cant find the sticky subject to click on...do I go from my home page or this page or my messages, my mail? I want to get all I can out of this. Thanks so much for all your help! <em>252</em> I feel like I have a new family! Angie Thu, 17 Jul 2008 07:35:30 EST hi Im 40/fat/fed up/happily married..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x16769495 Hi Im Angie from Arkansas. Im 44 and happily married for almost 25 years. I have 2 boys, KC 24, Caleb 16. KC has been to Iraq and back and redeploying soon and has my 2nd granchild on the way. I have several illnesses and since having to get on disibility Ive gained almost 200 lbs. Ive dieted since march and I was 333 now Im down to 280! And I was wearing a 30/32 now Im in a 22!!! Im excited about that! Ive platued and need help getting going again...Im doing the exact same thing but for... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:39:36 EST Another Fed Up Forty Year Old! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x16680884 Hello! I'm a forty-year-old, recently remarried, mother of three (son, age 8, twin daughters, age 6). I am also a 5th/6th grade teacher. <BR> <BR> I've been on SP since Feb. I started out great (as most do) and was down 14 lbs. when I got waylaid by some dental problems and was down and out for about two weeks. During that time I COMPLETELY lost my motivation. Those two weeks have turned into about five now, so this week I am starting over. I thought joining a new group my be helpful. I'... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 09:36:21 EST have been lurking and just got up courage to join. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x16674184 Hi <BR> Im angie from Arkansas and I was 333 when I joined spark in March now Im 277 and just got enough courage and energy to join a group and try to keep in touch. Ive lost a lot already but have about 100 to go! I think people are getting tired of me saying wow I lost 4 pounds this week so I thought Id join other people who are saying the same thing! Anxious to get to know you.... <em>213</em> Mon, 14 Jul 2008 00:18:29 EST New to it all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x16514030 Hi guys, <BR> <BR> I'm barely in here at 49 but have been trying to lose weight in so many different ways thought this would be something new. I feel I eat right, exercise and everything right yet I do nothing but gain weight. Very frustrating. Also hoping to lose about 20 lbs before October and I walk the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer..... <BR> <BR> 39.3 miles in 2 days. Now that's a challenge huh? <BR> <em>24</em> Tue, 8 Jul 2008 15:27:04 EST New to team, not to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x16472262 Hi, I am new to your team. I have been away from sparkpeople for awhile. Lots has happened in the past year and a half, I got away from checking on my goals, following them and pretty much gained back all I lost and then some. So I am back and looking forward to meeting and getting to know new people and giving and getting support from old and new friends. My first little goal is to start an exercise program and hopefully lose 5 pounds this month. It will help me get into an outfit for a wedd... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 12:07:00 EST New team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x16358535 Hi everyone, <BR> Although not new to Sparkpeople I'm new to your team, and in a last ditch effort to use the site to really help me. I'm a mum of two teens but we won't go there at the moment and am married to a wonderful kind and understanding oh and very patient man. As for me I'm battling the weight have so much to lose I hate exercise I drive myself crazy thinking about the weight promising myself tomorrow I'll do better, last night I realised tomorrow will never come. So whats next for... Wed, 2 Jul 2008 18:11:26 EST new to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x16120120 hi im denise forty+ married happily with three children and one grand child. Wed, 25 Jun 2008 05:41:51 EST New Challenge Proposal: 7/4-10/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x15768574 Hello Team! <BR> <BR> I have put together a proposal for our new challenge. I would like you all to go through it and post comments about what you like or don't like about it and if you want changes done to it. I tried to make it broad enough that anyone at any level can tailor the challenge to their needs. For example, I am up to at least 45 minutes of cardio every day, but some folks are just starting out at 10 minutes. That's great! This challenge can still fit those folks too. Each of ... Fri, 13 Jun 2008 02:14:49 EST Hospital stay challenge....I failed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x15354771 Hi ladies, <BR> <BR> Well my husband's surgery went great. I stayed with him all 3 nights and slept on that wonderful chair. But let me tell you the first day I tried really hard about how I ate. But I tell you when you are at a place where EVERYTHING is fried it is so hard. Then I ate a pc. of red velvet cake. After (not during) I thought this was so not worth it, but of course I didn't think about it while I was eating it. <BR> <BR> Hope everybody has a great Friday. I will be taking c... Fri, 30 May 2008 05:51:34 EST Newby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x15244145 Hello all..just signed on to SP. Found this team to be the most interesting because of the title: Forty/Fat/Fed Up/...but happily married ! That's me! All wrapped up in seven words ! Love it! But desperate to make a change. Hopefully, this will be the time. Look forward to reading everyones entrys and also commenting on some. Mon, 26 May 2008 18:32:07 EST Hi! I just joined your team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x15192204 Lisa (BIGHOTMOMMA44) suggested I join your team and check in daily on your thread. Looks like you have a lot of fun and I definitely can use the extra support and encouragement. I'm happy to be part of this team. <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 May 2008 14:12:31 EST Just joined your team!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x15092784 Hi my name is Beth, a friend of mine has lost soo much weight, asked what she does, she told me about sparkpeople. I joined on April 22, I haven't quite lost 10 pounds. But my goodness I have found now that I am in my 40's what use to take 1 day to lose a pound now takes a week!!!!!!! Wed, 21 May 2008 07:09:24 EST Cleaned out my cupboards today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x14870718 Hi all. I cleaned out my cupboards today. I figure its a start. Got rid of all bad tempting food. I'm moving slowing. I'm still trying to get use to the web site. I'm really not sure what I'm suppose to be doing, so I just pop in and out of different links. I'm not very good with doing exercise and I work in a drug store in the food department so I need lots of will power. I think I will leave my wallet at home. I'm up at 5am and home by 4pm and am usually to tired to do anything. This is a ... Mon, 12 May 2008 23:19:39 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x14331565 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am 41, married and have 3 children. My sons are grown and my daughter is 5. I want to be a role model for my dd and show her positive changes within myself and how to live a healthy lifestyle. Both her dad and I are overweight. I live in NE/NC KS and work full-time and go to school part-time. My dh and I have both been married before and we are coming up on our 11th anniversary. I am not sure what else to say, but thank you for letting me join your group. Mel Thu, 24 Apr 2008 13:14:46 EST I have a problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x14233982 Hey <BR> Can anyone please tell me how to get rid of this edit button? Mon, 21 Apr 2008 16:50:20 EST Calories Burned Database http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x14229932 Hi folks! <BR> Well 2 weeks in and I've lost almost 5 pounds! Yeah Me <em>9</em> <BR> However, 1 day last week I was feeling quite down because I felt I hadn't exercised and burnt off any calories, but then I discovered this great site where you enter your weight, click on an activity that you have done and then click on calculate and it tells you how many calories you have burned according to what weight you are! <BR> What I like about this site is, that along with 'recognised' exercises, ... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:27:26 EST I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x14222431 Hello everyone <BR> Thought I would introduce myself and get on the same page as the rest. My name is Kaye and I have just turned 43 (sigh). Decided to do something for me and maybe finally feel good about myself. I have a long way to go but I feel that this is the place for me. I have been married for 22 years and my husband does not think that I need to make a change in my life. But I never listen to him anyways so why start now? <BR> Hope everyone has a great day. Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:58:48 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x14155605 Hello <BR> I joined this site the 17th. It is a treat for my 43rd birthday. I was so tired of my weight constantly going up and down. So I was looking around and found this site and it seems like this may be the one for me. <BR> <BR> I haven't made a Sparkpage yet. I am still trying to find my way around the site. I am looking forward to this next year and hope that it brings new friends. <BR> <BR> Kaye <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> Fri, 18 Apr 2008 19:21:27 EST exercise videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x14000937 Girls...I need a little change in my workouts! <BR> What dvd's do you recommend? <BR> So far I just have the Leslie Sansone Walk away the Pounds. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Jeanette <em>198</em> Sun, 13 Apr 2008 22:49:15 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x13858336 I joined 4-8-08 looking for better ideas, I have been on a life change for 10 years now and need new ideads because the wieght is coming back and I can not stop it. My eating habbits have not changed just my age has. Wed, 9 Apr 2008 12:05:05 EST Joined yesterday 7th April 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x13832964 Hi <BR> Well I joined this site yesterday, took a while to roughly get the hang of things. <BR> I have started to create my own SparkPage so please feel free to have a peek and leave any comments. <BR> I hope to chat with you all soon and make some new friends. <BR> Take care <BR> Love n Hugs <BR> Pix <em>9</em> <BR> <em>247</em> Tue, 8 Apr 2008 18:51:59 EST Summertime vacations... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x13762913 Nettie and I were talking about vacations and thought it would be fun to chat about where we are going or would love to go on vacation this year.Any dreams???? <BR> <BR> I bought my tickets today for Belgium. I will leave June 17 and be back July 9.My daughter will be working on a program there for her masters. So we will do a lot of day trips and a few longer trips within Belgium, Holland, England and Ireland. Just me no d/h he is not crazy about traveling out of the country but he encourag... Sun, 6 Apr 2008 20:31:11 EST Examples of daily intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x13686470 Does everyone get the amount of calories, etc that you are suppose to have daily? <BR> I am not even getting to the lower numbers. If I eat enough to reach the calories, then I have trouble getting in my waters. <BR> Ideas would be wonderful and very much appreciated <em>30</em> Thu, 3 Apr 2008 23:17:07 EST Joined 4-2-08, you guys look fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x13620994 Hi, I love the name of your group, and I like that it is a smaller group. Hope to get to know some of you, I just joined spark. Wed, 2 Apr 2008 02:25:44 EST How do I add the weight loss ticker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x13574751 How do I add the weight loss ticker? Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:40:00 EST Are beans a vegetable? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x13525337 I made a pot of pinto beans and was wondering if that is a vegetable. I know it counts big time as protein and fiber, but when counting for the 5 v/f, is it a veggie? <em>267</em> <em>284</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks y'all, Sun, 30 Mar 2008 06:21:16 EST Anybody want to be a buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x13482467 I need someone to be able to talk to someone daily. I am an emotional eater and would like to be there for someone else, also. Fri, 28 Mar 2008 11:55:39 EST how do I post? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x13482409 How do I post on the huddle? Fri, 28 Mar 2008 11:53:51 EST Hi You guys-- I am new and decided to Join YOU!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x13443965 Hi all. <BR> <BR> Your page titled fit me beautifully so I decided your group was the one for me. <BR> <BR> I am Lori and live in Michigan.I have about 50 pounds to lose <BR> <BR> Unfortunaetly the day I started working out was Jan 30th. I did awesome, the gazelle, the treadmill, the ball the mini trampoline I was feeling pumped and ready to diet excersize etc. Went out to check the mail fell on the ice and broke my ankle "SIGH".. That was the start of 8 weeks of sitting on my behind afte... Thu, 27 Mar 2008 05:51:12 EST Challenge #2 April 1st through July 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x13430162 I thought I would get this thread started so that we can set our weight loss goals for the end date of July 4th. Seems rather fitting to end it on a day of celebration and hopefully we will all be doing just that. Here is the challenge that we agreed on: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Each of us set our individual weight loss goal <BR> to be completed from April 1 through July 4th <BR> <BR> 2. Eat at least 5 fruits/veggies daily <BR> <BR> 3. Increase your crunches by 5 each week. So if <BR> you... Wed, 26 Mar 2008 16:31:52 EST Chocolate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x13300799 What is the best for keeping on track? Fri, 21 Mar 2008 12:52:15 EST How to begin? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x13294109 I have several questions. One big one is - which is more important... getting all your water in daily or all your calories? <BR> I need to lose alot of weight ( about 100 lbs). I tried LA Weight Loss and had lost 40lbs. It came back and brought some friends. I had trouble eating all the recommended food and drinking all the water. <BR> I feel full very quickly and I always felt nausea's(sp?) on LA ( even though I never ate and drank everything I was suppose to...). <BR> I know I need to e... Fri, 21 Mar 2008 08:50:33 EST Just joining today 3/20/2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x13267828 Hi, <BR> I am a wife and mommy of 2 adorable daughters. My daughters are 17 and 13. I have been married for 23 years. <BR> We have been homeschooling for the last 10 years. It has been such a blessing. <BR> I am 42 years old and weigh approximately 275lbs. I hate my weight, but I am afraid to lose it!! Confusing I know.... <BR> So, I have a long way to go. I need so much support. I am an emotional eater all the way. <BR> Have a Wonderful Day!! Thu, 20 Mar 2008 09:05:09 EST Just joining http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x13078044 Hi .... I have been reading the boards for a couple of days - you are all very motivating - which is what I need - I do great all day - as soon as I am home from work and workout is done I tend to give in to my cravings and eat - even to the point I will go out to the store and get what I want - I know there are other choices I can make but I don't do it - I feel like I purposely sabotage myself. <BR> <BR> Well this is my first time ever joining any message boards - I am hoping I will get th... Thu, 13 Mar 2008 08:04:26 EST Hi I've just joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x13051732 Hi there, my name is Heather, I am 44 years old and have been married to Tim for 25 years in April. We have four gorgeous daughters, aged 22, 19 year old twins and 15. I work two part time jobs - dental assistant and security guard. I am hoping joining up will be the encouragement I need to lose weight and become more fit and healthy. hopefully I will make some new friends along the way as well. <BR> Wed, 12 Mar 2008 09:59:01 EST Another newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12989262 Hi. My name is Susan. I have been married for 14 years. I will turn 45 this month. I have 4 children and a dog. Currently I am staying home and working on a Master's Degree. I am hoping to get back to work in the fall. I want to get fit and healthy. I currently weigh 178 pounds. I would like to lose 30-35 pounds. Mon, 10 Mar 2008 10:44:54 EST Fed Up With Fat!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12952697 Hi there, my name is Patty and yes I am 44.5 yrs old and want to shed my extra poundage so I can get off my meds and make hubby say "WOW"!! He's told me he loves me no matter what, but I need to do this for me!!!! Feel free to harrass me into doing so, sometimes I just need that extra push!!! Looking forward to chatting with everyone. Sat, 8 Mar 2008 19:30:43 EST I'm a newbie!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12935262 I am here to get in shape and feel so much better about myself. I am 45, a wife of 19 years and have 4 children. I am currently at 178 and planning to reach my goal of 130. <em>271</em> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting new friends and those who I can encourage and be encouraged by!! Sat, 8 Mar 2008 00:44:36 EST What is your food plan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x12874604 With so many of us doing different plans. <BR> And everyone having great success, I thought it would be interesting to post your "diet" of choice and the day you weigh in. <BR> <BR> I am following weight watchers flex plan and I weigh on monday evenings. <BR> <BR> I just saw my friends daughter in law a few nights ago, hadn't seen her in about a year. <BR> Anyway she just recently lost 70 lbs following Michael Thurman's plan. It took her about 9 months and she said she never exercised at al... Wed, 5 Mar 2008 23:02:42 EST Hello, All !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12791490 I'm 41 happily married with 3 kids (ages 19,18 and 6). I have put all my energy into my children. Time to put some energy into myself. <BR> I woke up one morning fat, frumpy and forty. The scariest thing was I really didn't care. My looks used to be all consuming and I had always told myself that I wouldn't be one of those women that let themselves GO. But here I am 50 lbs heavier. I told my husband years ago that I wanted to be a stay at home mom that did aerobics for a living. That trophy ... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 12:26:33 EST Hi, I'm a newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12784342 Hello, my name is Linda and I want to join this team, bc the title says it all. I am a SAHM with 2 beautiful children, Christina, 5 and Andrew is 3. I have been married for 11.5 years and love it. I have gained 50 lbs since we have been married and it's time I wanted to lose it. I have already dropped 10, but need some support and wanted to meet new friends. I'm not the best dieter, but my motivation is high. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Linda <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 09:11:27 EST Fat Girl Wants to Join http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12779789 Hey Everyone, <BR> I had to join this group because it sounds fun and is the story of my life. I have decided at 2:40am that I will not live another day fat. I will say my attitude is strong becasue I just eat a bowl of ice cream but I will wake up and go for a walk. I have the best life in the world except for the fact I love to eat. I so want to feel good again. Since turning 40 my health has really gone down hill. Every thing hurts and I can not do the things I want to because I have ... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 02:43:58 EST thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12770059 I love all the support! Just got back from a long walk. Good day. Sun, 2 Mar 2008 17:47:37 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12764902 hey, I'm new. It's great to be married to someone who loves me the way I am, but I really want to be 14 pds lighter. Glad to meet you. <em>249</em> Sun, 2 Mar 2008 13:34:35 EST Hi I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12520953 My name is Ginny. I am 45 and married. I have two young adult daughters and work full time. I am also in grad school part time. Today was my first day following the Sparkpeople food plan. So far so good. My big challenge......stop night eating. Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:11:12 EST New & Ready to Roll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12414009 <em>15</em> Hi all! I've been with SP for just over 1 week now. I'm enjoying all that it has to offer. <BR> <BR> I'm 42 & happily married to the same man for 20 years! We've got to gorgeous teenage daughters - 19 & 16. <BR> <BR> I've got 98# to go till I reach my goal of 140. My biggest downfall is impatience. I get tired of waiting and that's when I say - "Forget it...chocolate sounds good right now. I have lost 20# to date and not sure how many inches. So progress is there. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:37:23 EST Fed up with being fat!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12413030 Hi !! My name is Dorcas..(yep thats it for real) Im sick of be fat and stressed out !! So me and my sister joined..its kinda hard to move around this site but Im learning.Hopefully I can get it off for good this time. Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:14:14 EST new girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12412478 Hi! I'm new to spark. Tue, 19 Feb 2008 12:59:49 EST wii sports http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x12392172 I just realized I haven't asked anyone if they have a nintendo wii system....It's really a lot of fun and great for exercising. They are getting them in nursing homes to get everyone moving again. <BR> I managed to get one for my ds this xmas, but dh and I are having tons of fun playing it ourselves~bowling is the sport we play the most and it's a good workout. The tennis is even better, and the boxing is great!! My ds really works up a sweat boxing. They are supposed to come out with a wi... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 20:22:11 EST New to the team: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12185704 Hello all...I'm Cooley (48yrs) married with 2 adult children and overweight. I've been living with my head in the sand since I don't have any pressing health issues. Well its up now since I filled outa questionaire and saw I was labled as obese and I need to do something. Would appreciate the encouragement and support. I look forward to getting to know you all through the Spark system. TTYL Mon, 11 Feb 2008 17:12:04 EST Hi, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x12074401 Hello all, I'm new to this team as well as to Sparkpeople. I'm hoping to lose the 50 pounds I've put on over the last 5 years. I got really lazy after my cancer diagnosis and treatments so I'm hoping that talking with others will get me motivated again. Thu, 7 Feb 2008 19:26:03 EST How much sleep.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x11946936 Hey everybody....hope you're all enjoying the SUPER BOWL commercials as much as I am!LOL <BR> But on a more serious note how much sleep do you average a night? I am a bit of an insomniac, and seem to struggle to get 8 hours asleep a night. I know this is important to accomplishing a healthier lifestyle, any tips that have worked for you? My biggest problem is just to get the brain to quit thinking!I'm not fond of the tylenol pm, wake up groggy and strange feeling. Natural would be good! <BR> ... Sun, 3 Feb 2008 21:37:08 EST Hey this looks like a fun team.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x11899297 I certainly am forty(plus), am fat,and fed up and I am even happily married (most days). Today is my fourth day as a SP member. I'm loving it! <BR> I've been happily married for 27+ years, have three children all grown and gone. I have decided it is time to do something for myself.I know how I got this way and I know what I have to do to go the other way. The friendship, motivation from others and useful info has been almost overwhelming, in a good way. I look forward to being a part of this ... Sat, 2 Feb 2008 00:00:59 EST don,t be afraid of bacon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x11781092 i was just planning what to eat with my 2 eggs. <BR> ?toast with butter or 3 strips of bacon <BR> Just the butter!!tsp butter 102 cals-- all fat <BR> vrs. 3 bacon strips 109cals--good protien <BR> <BR> <BR> i ate 2 eggs,3 bacon one dry whole w toast and 1/2 grape fruit....yummy and sustaining <em>4</em> Tue, 29 Jan 2008 14:09:07 EST Hi, I'm new to this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x11772568 Hi, my name is Kelley. This looks like a really fun team, and the team name fits me to a tee! Here's wishing success to all of us! Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:08:03 EST our first group challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17811x11544826 Hey Ladies! <BR> <BR> What should our first challenge for our group be? Exercise? Specific number of pounds by a certain deadline? Extra cardio? What do you think? <BR> <BR> Tammy Tue, 22 Jan 2008 03:16:46 EST Forty / Fat / Fed Up / ...but happily married ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x11509519 Good morning Ladies....I think this link will let us all check in on the same reply message area. I hope you all have a wonderful Monday....stay focused and keep your eye on the prize....I keep my " skinny" jeans hanging here in my bedroom to help keep me motivated. Take care <em>247</em> Brenda Mon, 21 Jan 2008 07:11:28 EST Hello my name is..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x11507983 Hi! My name is Tammy, I am a 41 year old veterinarian living in California and happily married to my best friend and soul mate for the last 3 1/2 years. I have battled the bulge for most of my life and have tried every single diet fad or trend known to man and then some. Succeeded at all of them for a little while and then back to my old habits. The Biggest Loser television show has inspired me to keep on trying and the ladies I "met" on that website keep on inspiring me to work hard at g... Mon, 21 Jan 2008 02:56:08 EST Transforming into Beautiful Butterfly's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17811x11497453 Hi Brenda, <BR> I tried to formlly intoduce myself and wasn't able for some reason. <BR> I'd really like to support this group!! <BR> So I had to choose a topic, I made it to associate with your picture. Hope it's okay? <BR> Jeannette <BR> Sun, 20 Jan 2008 18:59:23 EST