SparkPeople Hot MaMa's Team Messageboard If your A Young Hot MaMa and need to drop some pounds. or just need help maintaining the weight you already lost. Join today!!! SparkPeople Hot MaMa's Team Messageboard I'm new to this site, and to being a mom Hello hot mamas, I'm 20 and had a baby last year, ever since that i have gain some weight A lot of weight. I really miss my old body but I'm ready to get it back especially before my 21st birthday. Anyone out there have a c-section? <BR> because i did and it seems hard for me to lose this weight. <BR> Anyway I'm glad to join this team and iam lookin forward to losing weight. wish me luck Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:41:02 EST Hi Hi everybody, am 32 years old new mom.. just gave birth 5 months ago and am struggling to lost the pounds i piled after delivery! <BR> i used to be an active member of sparkler's site but i guess i had my collapse stage.. However am ready now to get back on track... :) Sun, 19 Jun 2011 04:42:33 EST Do you find little ways??? Do you find little ways during the day to burn more calories? I do. My husband and I recently made an economic decision about walking places more because of gas prices and it has benefited us just in the first few days. Over four hundred more calories burned a day from walking to school and or work instead of driving. I also stand up every once in a while to jump around while watching TV. Playing with my son is a no brainer. On top of my daily cardio workouts which burn up to 500 calories in ... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 19:27:39 EST Made my goal for last week! Hey all my sexy mamas! How was everyones weekend? I had an AMAZING weekend and a great surprise when I woke up to the number on the scale this AM! I am offically the lost weight Ive been in three years and only 8 LBS away to my pre preggo weight of 160. I am so excited to be in the 160's again after all these years! Now that Im so close to my goal I can just feel success and Im addicted! WOO HOO! How about you ladies? any goals that you hit or any exciting news to share? Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:16:50 EST Getting bikkkkkkini ready!!! Whats up all you sexy ladies, I'm 26 yrs old, I'm a mother to 3 wild boys. Jacob 9, Jordan 6, and Cashus 22mths, oh and my hubbie can be considered an extra kid at times. I had my last child TWO YEARS AGO!!! and some of the last pounds are kind of stickin around to long...I dont have much to lose I just want to do it right this time. I Started at 135 I need to get to 115 and fit in all my pre-baby clothes. I know I can do it with motivation and hot friends like all of y'all to keep me on trac... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 11:52:47 EST Apple Crisp I found this on the spark site and its just to good to pass up so I just had to share this with the team... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 3 medium baking apples, cored, sliced thin <BR> 1 tsp cinnamon <BR> 2 Tbsp sugar <BR> 2 Tbsp flour <BR> <BR> Topping: <BR> 1 cup quick oats <BR> 1 tsp vanilla <BR> 1/2 tsp cinnamon <BR> 1/4 cup brown sugar <BR> 2 Tbsp heart-healthy margarine <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> Directions <BR> Mix first four ingredients and place into 9-inch (s... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 09:37:34 EST Which do you Prefer??? Ok this is a new game, one person comes up with two things and asks the next person which one they prefer and then whoever answers that posts the next two things. Did that makes sense? <BR> <BR> Ok, i'll start, <BR> <BR> night in or night out? <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 12:34:24 EST Yumm or Yuck!!! Let's play yuck or yum! <BR> I will post a food or drink and the next poster will tell if it is yuck or yum, then he/she will post another food or drink and so on... <BR> <BR> Let's start! <BR> <BR> Yuck or yum <BR> Mango shake? <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 12:27:10 EST Last to post WINS... Ok this is how it goes, The last one to post in here Wins. <BR> <BR> So I guess I WIN!!! <em>104</em> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 12:22:19 EST I have been really challenged in the past year! Hello ladies, it's been a very long time since I have been on here. I started on Spark People a few years ago after I had My son *who is now two and a half* to lose all of my post pregnancy weight. I did really well for a very long time and even got down to 135, ten pounds above my goal weight. I also decided that I wanted to become a nutritionist and I am currently working on my Bachelors of Science in Nutrition. But tragedy struck last year in June when I was diagnosed with Hodgekins Lympho... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 19:08:16 EST Rodeo Time..... In TX Hey all you Girls that live in the Rodeo area of Houston Texas, Anyone planning on going out to this years Rodeo? My hubbie and I along with 10 others friends are and its gonna be a BLAST. I started a small goal to help me get to the finish line. Hopefully I'll make it. I have a nice outfit I just have to fit in to by 2/24/2011. I'm gonna post a picture the day of the big outing. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> What is your Goal? Thu, 3 Feb 2011 09:15:03 EST Had a "Woo Hoo Moment" this morning!! The Spark People book talks about "Woo Hoo Moments" as initial breakthroughs...and I had one today. <BR> <BR> While getting ready for work, I decided to try on a pair of khaki pants that I used to wear pre-pregnancy (Dec 09 is when I got pregnant) and they actually fit for the first time since then!! <BR> <BR> I'm so thrilled because my goal in this journey was to get out of maternity clothes and back into my regular wardrobe and I'm on my way to doing that!! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:25:50 EST Active? Is this team at all active anymore? Wed, 12 Jan 2011 21:05:57 EST New :) HEY HOT MOMMAS! I am new to the forum! I started my sparkpage a long time ago and then gave up. now I am back!! I have 2 kids and I feel like I am HUGE because of them! Well I got a kinect, Santa brought it for me, and I got the biggest loser and your body, fitness evolved and I have been working hard to lose weight after having my son almost 4 years ago! Okay I will not tell you my whole life story lol. I am just looking to share my weight loss story Wed, 5 Jan 2011 17:20:54 EST Please help me ... I need advice!!!! I'm starting to look on spark people for advice on balancing life. I love being a mom and wife <em>104</em> , but when you add in the extra stress of going to school and working full time it starts to seem like a lot <em>33</em> . I'm hoping to find the support I need, by meeting new people and just knowing that I'm not in this alone <em>220</em> . There are people that are going though it too and that can help me!!! <em>30</em> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 23:19:14 EST NEWBIE!! Hey Everyone... <BR> <BR> My name is Rachel, I am a 25 year old mother of 3... I am currently weening breastfeeding. <BR> I am here to shed some pounds and some bad habits as well. I am always open for suggestions, and meeting new friends! Thu, 11 Nov 2010 18:35:00 EST New Here Hey Everyone. I am 23 y/o and have 2 kids. One is 2 years and the other is 2 months. I am here for accountability! I have lost about 40 lbs but still have between 30-40 to go. Hopefully I can get it accomplished by May 2011 which is my birthday month! Sun, 7 Nov 2010 09:36:39 EST Apologetic Blog Post and I keep trying to get up again! <BR> <BR> Life has been crazy, as usual, with Snickerdoodle settling into a bit of a routine and my back problems kind of clearing themselves up, along with a hefty dose of guilt for not losing this baby weight faster. The back problems come and go, apparently related to my prolonged labor, but they are also supposedly temporary so all should be well eventually. Getting some of this weight off will definitely help. <BR> <BR> I can't wait to start working o... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 00:59:17 EST New here - looking for accountability! Hi there... I'm a 28 year old mom of a 4 yr old and 18 month old looking to lose 45 pounds. I'm currently 180 lb. I've never been less then 155 lb in my adult life, so this is a big goal for me. I have lots of nutrition knowledge and some exercise knowledge, but my problem is motivation and accountability. I am so tired!! I don't sleep through the night cause my 18 month old still wakes frequently, so I always feel too tired to exercise even though exercise usually helps my energy and mood. H... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 12:29:19 EST hi Hi everyone I am new to spark. I lost over 30 pounds a few months back when I was very motivated. We went on a family vacation and ever since I gave up. I really want to get back on track but it is hard when no one wants to do it with you. Everyone around me is lazy and eats what they want. They go out and party on the weekends and I just feel alone in this.. :0( I really hope to find some motivation here….. Tue, 12 Oct 2010 10:44:54 EST What Kind of Results Are You Seeing? Hi All! <BR> <BR> Just curious, thought it would be fun to share our positvie changes weither it be on the scale, in inches, changes in fit of cloths or energy level. What do you notice has changed since you started here on SP? <BR> <BR> The biggest change for me so far is that my wedding rings are to big!! They still stay on my finger but the slide around <em>244</em> Fri, 8 Oct 2010 14:34:12 EST New Here My name is Sammy, I'm married to a wonderful man, we got married in October of 2009. He is an active duty marine, he just got back from his 3rd and last deployment. We live in Southern California on Camp Pendleton. We just had our first baby, a beautiful little boy in August. I'm looking to become more healthy and lose the baby weight i gained (and then some). Having a 2 month old doesn't leave me a lot of time to work out, so i would love to find new ways to work out with my son. I'm interes... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 19:11:16 EST I'm new and I need to lose 50 lbs by 12/15/10!! I have two children - Bella,4 1/2 & Victor 8 months!! I have just entered two weight challenges yesterday! Both ending on 12/15...My goal (I aim high) is to lose 50 lbs. in 3 months. I expect this not to be easy at all...I am going to work out 2 x a day and eat veggies, fruit, fish and chicken breasts. Am I setting myself to fail? Anyone have advice? Although, I am very overweight; I can still hold my own when working out...I'm doing P90X. So, I know I am capable, but... <em>24</em> Thu, 16 Sep 2010 16:47:31 EST YEAH! A young mom's group, whoohoo! Hey everyone, so happy to see a young mom's group! I am 25 with two little ones and have struggled with my weight since having them. I had two c-sections within 16 months of each other so getting my tummy back in shape is vital! However, I haven't been able to as of yet so I am glad I found sparkpeople to keep me motivated! Sun, 22 Aug 2010 02:24:17 EST ABCs A - available or married? married <BR> <BR> B- Book? Anne Rice please!! <BR> <BR> C- Cake or Pie? I'll bake them but thats about it... <BR> <BR> D- Drink of Choice? Water / Diet Dr. Pepper <BR> <BR> E- Essential Item? Burp rag, Mr. Giraffe <BR> <BR> F- Favorite Color? Green / Pink <BR> <BR> G- Game to play or watch? Football / Soccer <BR> <BR> &#8232;H- Hometown? Wabasha, MN <BR> <BR> I- Indulgence? Chewy Granola Bars <BR> <BR> J- Job? Stay At Home Mom <BR> <BR> K- Kids and nam... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:30:25 EST What are you wanting to accomplish this week? What are some things you want to accomplish this week?? <BR> <BR> mine are: Drinkin my 8 glasses of water DAILY and eating a better dinner!!! <em>306</em> Thu, 5 Aug 2010 10:38:10 EST Where is everyone from? Let's get to know eachother better!!! <BR> <BR> I currently live in Tulsa, OK!! Born and raised an Oklahoma girl!!!!!! <em>216</em> Thu, 5 Aug 2010 10:35:09 EST Stretch marks?? Has anyone tried that new Mederma stretch mark cream or something else that has minimized their stretch marks? Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:35:33 EST does anyone have......... both the wii fit and the biggest loser game for the wii? They each tell me a diffrent weight and im wondering wich one is more accurate, because at the moment i do not own a scale. Wed, 14 Jul 2010 18:05:34 EST has anyone.. .......? Has anyone tryed the Bigest loser game for the WII?? I want to buy it and it looks fun, just wondering if others like it Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:23:16 EST I need help!! Hello ladies! I have only been on sparkpeople for almost a month, and I need motivation! I have a beautiful little girl who motivates me a lot just by looking at her! It has come to the point where I need motivation from people who are struggling to be healthier like myself. I want to be able to run and play with her for more than 10 minutes without getting winded!! Add me as a friend and let's motivate eachother! I know I could really use the support!! <em>303</em> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:32:16 EST Hello Hell everyone, My name is Melissa and I am a single mother of a 4 year old boy name ezekiel. This is my second go around with sparkpeople but this time I vow to stay connected!! Gonna lose the weight so I can look as hot as I feel!!! Sun, 16 May 2010 21:44:23 EST New Team: Working Mothers with Hot Bods-To-Be I just started a new team for working mothers. I believe that working mothers have a unique lifestyle... as do stay at home mothers. <BR> <BR> Juggle and the forbidden word "balance" is our middle name and I think its important to share our daily struggles and celebrate our triumphs... together. Find the comradery between women just like us! <BR> <BR> The URL is: <BR> I hope you find this team helpful in your daily lives and look forward to seeing... Sun, 18 Apr 2010 22:34:20 EST HI hot mamma's! I am new to Spark People, new to Hot mamma's team, however very seasoned to weight issues! I've been dealing with them since childhood.... and understand that I always will. I look forward to being a part of your team and joining you ladies in our weight loss endeavors! Good luck girls!!! Sun, 18 Apr 2010 15:31:56 EST Staying on track on busy days!! I've been super busy the last 2 months with docotrs apointments a few times a week, although I'm keeping up with my diet plan its so hard o stay on track with excersize when your out and running around with the kids all day!! <BR> <BR> Anyone have tips on staying motivated to workout even on those busy days?? Wed, 3 Mar 2010 10:35:09 EST MARCH 2010 Challenge!! Please Sign Up here and I will keep you updated on our decisions, progress and winners! Thanks so much! Sun, 28 Feb 2010 07:26:14 EST Anyone want to do a challenge for March??? Would love to start a monthly challenge in this group, if anyone else would like to take part or has any ideas please post them in here and we'll start it up!!!! Fri, 26 Feb 2010 08:23:24 EST How much weight... Do you have to loose? <BR> <BR> and whats your plan to get there? Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:53:44 EST Hey All Hello everyone, I'll keep it short....I'M NEW! My name is Jess, I'm 23 mom to a two year old boy. Gained 53lbs during pregnancy and have been yo yo'ing up and down ever since. Goal is to lose 18lbs and get down to 150. Mini goals right now:D I work full time so i might not be too active but I'll pop in and say hey as much as I can!!! Sat, 6 Feb 2010 03:27:13 EST Hello! New :) Hi there! <BR> My name is India and I am a 26 year old mommy to an 8 month old baby girl!! :-D <BR> I indulged too often during my pregnancy and gained 60lbs!! (184 the day before delivery) I am down to 145 and would like to get back down to 125 by the time she turns 1(May 19) <BR> About a week before I found out I was pregnant I went on a mini shopping spree so I have a closet full of clothes that are WAY TOO SMALL that I would like to fit into at somepoint :) <BR> So..Hello, and I will ... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:10:30 EST New to the team Aloha, My name is Tasherrian I am 27 years old, military wife and mother of two beautiful boys ages 3 and 1. I look forward to getting to know you all and encouraging each other along this weight loss journey. Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:14:40 EST New to the team! Hi All! My name is Shaina and I'm 26 and I have 3 beautiful girls and a husband (if you can call him that : P) I have 15-20 pounds to lose, I'm starting with 15 as a realistic goal. I also just want to get fit and get some time to myself with exercise. I can't wait to get talking to the rest of you girls on here! Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:00:29 EST How many calories should I burn Hi I have a question. How many calories should I burn in a week? I was looking around and it seems that it depends on how many pounds you want to lose. I was just wondering if there was a easier way to figure it out. Like should you lose at least 1/2 of what you eat??? 1/4 ?? I thought there might be a tool on here that tells you how much you should lose depending on how much you eat with the goal you have but I haven't found one yet. please help if you can. THANKS Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:32:46 EST Hello everyone! Hi everyone! I am not new to sparkpeople, but I am new to this team. Last year I lossed 14 pounds and then found out I was pregnant, so I stopped tracking. It was a rough 9 months and I ony put on 25 pounds. I now have a beautiful 9 week old daughter named Nora and proudly breastfeed only. So far I have lossed all but 5 pounds however, my original goal was to get down to my ideal weight of about 130. I currently have 20 pounds to go and not only need the support to accomplish this goal b... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:15:03 EST hey! i'm new to the team!! HI im new to the team. i started spark in feb of 2009 and lost about 20lbs and still ahve about 30 to loose. i got off track and now i'm ready to get back on! i'm excited to meet all of you and good luck to everyone! Mon, 4 Jan 2010 17:29:36 EST CALLING ALL TEAM MEMBERS! I feel so bad that I can not be here as much as I could in the past, so I am on the search for two co-leaders to help keep this team motivated. <BR> <BR> If you are interested in becoming a team leader you can post your request by sparkmailing me, just be sure to tell me what team you want to co-lead. If I get more then two I will evaluate each member and find the best members to help me with our team. Together we can make our team great! Fri, 13 Nov 2009 10:53:38 EST off topic..but i need a job Hey there this is for all the mom's that live in the buckeye area. I am 20 years old and have about 2 years in childcare experience with children between the ages of 6 months to 12 years old, I am currently looking for employement hopefully in child care! so If you are in need of a babysitter please contact me through email(either on sparkpeople or at so we can go into further details and get to know one another if you're interested! because I know I wouldn't tru... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:47:11 EST any advice on bmr and weight? so im sure im not the only one here to be a victim of circumstance weight gain..i.e. baby weight. my question is this. My bmr is 2500, but im not nor have ever been a big eater. It's hard for me to eat 2000 cal. a day. So do i realy need to eat 2500 to get my metabilism up and runnig? and if so, for how long? AAwww how confusing. Fri, 30 Oct 2009 15:23:19 EST Help me! How to work out with a busy toddler? I cannot get away for 30 minutes to excercise! I want to go to the gym so so bad but I can't take my 10 month old to the gym or he'll be all over the place and by the time my husband gets home from work I need to spend time with him! Any suggestions? It's too cold here to go on a walk, and naptime is usually my time to relax or to get the house cleaned or laundry done! HELP! Fri, 16 Oct 2009 13:28:28 EST Unmotivated So i joined spark and got really into it eatting better and excercising. well that didnt last long now its been a few week and it makes a big difference when you dont do the things you need to. I havent been eatting good and i havent been excercising. I love bender ball and ive been doing jillian micheals 30 day shred which kicks my ass. please i just need some encouragment to loose about 10 pounds so i hopefully can get rid of this baby fat tummy... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 00:20:05 EST Hey from Missouri! Hey everyone...I'm Katie. I've been on SP for a few months now, but just joined this team. I have two little monsters, both boys, ages 6 & 2. They are the loves of my life. My six year old is very active. I am your typical soccer mom now-a-days. I go to school and work full-time. I am a busy bee, and I am here for that extra support and guidance to get back in shape. Wed, 7 Oct 2009 13:57:24 EST New Here I'm new here. I had my little girl in February. I didn't gain too much during my pregnancy, but I was 14 lbs overweight when I got pregnant and I have gained since I had her. <BR> <BR> I'm back here to lose the weight again and keep it off this time!! Mon, 5 Oct 2009 17:50:39 EST THE SPOOKTACULAR SCARE THE POUNDS AWAY CHALLENGE! Okay let's try this again! Let's scare those pounds away! <BR> <BR> Here is the challenge....if you dare!!!! <BR> <BR> Sign up here and you will be put on a team. For the month of October track you exercises on the fitness tracker and at the end of the month I will tally up the fitness minutes and the winning team members will get a frightfully fun Spark Goodie! <BR> <BR> SO ENTER IF YOU DARE...AND BE PREPARED TO SCARE (THE POUNDS AWAY)!!! <em>420</em> <em>424</em> <em>419</em> <em>42... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 17:27:09 EST I need a kick in the.... well you know I am a stay at home mom of 2 and a full time college student and I find it hard to follow a routine. I need motivation and support (and sometimes a kick in the backside) so I can stay on track with my workouts. We tend to eat healthy and I found it helpful to track my calories. I have been doing good there but with house work and homework I don't always make a point to exercise. If anyone wants to find their inner personal trainer you are more than welcome to practice on me :) Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:00:07 EST September Team Fitness Challenge! Okay, summer is almost over and for some the beautiful weather is leaving for the cold weather again! So let's try not to slow down on our progress! The best way to stay motivated is to work together! I want to make several teams of four to six people! These teams will work together to get the most fitness minutes! The team with the most fitness minutes will get a goodie for each of their members and of course the bragging rights! <BR> <BR> Everyone does not have to join this challenge,... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 15:24:31 EST Making Housework into a workout!! I saw this site on GMA and thought that it is a great way for us busy mamas to find workout opportunities throughout the day! Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Remember, you don't need a gym to get a good workout. Everyday things can be a workout! Hope this helps all our mamas reach their goals! <em>85</em> ! Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:26:53 EST Hi ya Well I am still in my 20's for a nother year n a huff so I thought I would join this group while I still can lol. I have been with spark for a year or so but I didn't take the time to do it right. This time I am motivated and want to make the changes. I am looking forward to it and don't see it as a hassell or limitation. I also have more time this time as I am taking a year out of university to help my son who has developmental delays. This is creating some problems at school and I want to b... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 04:14:09 EST Howdy! Hi Ladies! My name is Audrey. I'm a stay at home mom of my wonderful little boy Vince. He will be 1 in Sept. Dunno how the times gone by so quickly! ugh, It seems like I just came from home from the hospital. He's about to start walking and can say a few words. He's a very strong willed child, so I will probably end up venting quite a bit. <BR> I live in Melba, Id (a really teeny town in the middle of pretty much nowhere) Im always looking for some company, especially other moms. If ya ever... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:58:05 EST Hello! Hi all! My name is Bri. I am currently 37 weeks pregnant, and go in to schedule my C-section today. I used SP last year to lose 50 pounds for my wedding, and wanted to get started on here for the 60 pounds I gained during this pregnancy! Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:08:09 EST Hello to everyone! Hello all- I joined the team yesterday but sparkpeople a while ago. I'm 23 with a 3 1/2 year old and a 5 week old. Hopefully i can lose but have more motivation then in the past due to the fact that i weigh less now then I did before i got pregnant with my daughter but still have 20 pounds one from my first pregnancy of my son! wish me luck i will need it! Thu, 16 Jul 2009 22:43:26 EST Hello all!! My name is Heather i am 23 years old and have 3 children. I am here for support and to lose the nasty baby belly weight. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 19:51:00 EST hi all new to the group, not to the site... this is like my 3rd attempt at spark, gonna do it this time! <BR> i'm 26, have a wonderful hubby of 6 years, and two little girls, janie is 5 and becca will be 4 in a couple of weeks... Sun, 12 Jul 2009 21:29:59 EST New Mom & New Member! Well, I've been AWOL but I'm starting over, so here is my intro... <BR> <BR> Hey ya'll! I'm Mandi, 21 years old. I live in Birmingham, AL with my wonderful boyfriend Eric and beautiful son Jacob. <BR> <BR> I am a SAHM and Eric is a full-time grad student. He is working on getting his doctorate in pharmacy (PharmD for short). He'll graduate in May of 2012. <BR> <BR> Jacob was born on 6/17/09 at 6:17pm. He is our first baby. <BR> <BR> Prebaby, I weighed 210, the day I was induced I weighed ... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 06:35:00 EST What do you look like after a workout?? When I was a 9th grader I had athletics during 7th period and there were 8 periods in a day. Our coach would make us run a mile outside every Tuesday and Thursday. Now I'm not the prettiest sight after a workout, so it was humiliating. I would walk through the halls for my last class with bright red cheeks, sweat dripping down my back and face, and my hair pulled back(plus we smelled like outside). I would leave the locker room late or take alternate routes just to avoid certain people. <BR>... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:42:29 EST newbie! hi everyone i'm a newbie on here...i accidently found this site online hoping w/ a support team w/ similar obstacles such as work, family and being in my 20s might help motivate me!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> ~~~Maggie~~~ Tue, 23 Jun 2009 20:34:08 EST Reseting articles I thought I would forward this to all of you: <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Based on member feedback, we've made it so that you can now reset the articles you’ve read more than 6 months ago. To reset articles, you can go to Account/Email Preferences ( <BR> ence.asp) from your MyStart page, and scroll down on the Account tab to the Reset Articles section of the page. Click the Reset Articles button, agree to reset, and voila! You can now read the a... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 15:24:49 EST new Hi I'm Eliza from Austin, Texas. I'm really new to all of this and just learning how to use the site. I am 26 years old and have an almost 3 year old son. Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:22:09 EST New to the site Hi I am a wife and mother of a 7 and a 5 year old, we are always on the go. I am bigger than I have ever been, I feel so unhealthy. I'm new to the site and don't really know how to use it. Please Help!! <em>15</em> Sun, 14 Jun 2009 12:25:15 EST Making lunches for 5yr/old My daughter is going to be in a summercamp/school program to get her ready to start kindergarten in the fall.. <BR> And I just read that she has to bring lunch everyday! At her current daycare she gets lunch provided to her.. so totally new to me to have to make lunch lol <BR> Here are the requirements: <BR> Healthy <BR> No refrigeration needed <BR> Nothing that needs to be microwaved/heated up <BR> <BR> So any ideas??? Would be great..besides just a sandwich everyday for her <BR> Thanks!!..... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:45:55 EST Hi everyone!!!! Hey everyone! I'm new to Hot Mammas!!!! My name is Alicia, I'm 25 and I have a 5 year old daughter and a 3 month old son! I'm trying to lose all my baby weight!!! I gained 80 lbs with my first and only lost 20 of that. Then I gained another 40 with my son. I finally lost all my weight from my I just have to lose the rest from my daughter! I can't wait to be a HOT MAMMA!!!! LOL! Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:21:49 EST Spread the Spark Challenge!! I love to hear all the weight loss stories of those who have taken the challenge and changed their lifestyles! Just the other day I saw another person who lost weight and changed her lifestyle! What did she say helped her do it? Spark People of course!! Now that is Spreading the Spark!! This inspired me! All this time I was focusing on the smaller picture, not the big picture!!! I have been focusing on personal goals for challenges but never thought of how we can help others!!! So here ... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 23:40:23 EST hey i'm new hey I'm Amanda I'm 21 I'm the mom to a handsome little boy who will be 3 in October. I'm trying to lose a lot of weight and hopefully i can stick with it this time Sun, 31 May 2009 12:01:05 EST New Challenge Ideas!!! I love our Fitness Challenge, but I think it is time for something new! I am racking my brain for ideas, but I am drawing a blank! Any ideas on a new challenge for the summer? <em>198</em> Wed, 27 May 2009 19:57:28 EST Hello all! Hey, I'm new so SparkPeople and have started to figure the site out, but now I need to work on joining the here I am :) I'm 26 with a 15 month old son. I work part time and am trying to lose the last 10 lbs or so. I have lost 20 so far, but these last one have been hanging on for a few years. Tue, 19 May 2009 16:22:54 EST HI I am new to this group and have never really posted anything before but I am looking to lose weight while getting use to being a new mom!! And one of the only ones out of my friends with a baby. Mon, 18 May 2009 20:49:34 EST How do I balance my social life and have a child I'm getting ready to be a new mommy. Alot of my friends don't have children. Yet they do little couple things like have game night(board games),drive in movie theaters etc. How do I balance my social life while having a child? Thu, 14 May 2009 10:55:33 EST Is anyone attending school while being mommy? Are any of you guys currently going to school to get a degree or maybe just recently got a degree? How do you balance school life and family life at the same time??? Wed, 13 May 2009 10:20:13 EST What's your favorite exercise? (equipment) I am always on the treadmill, but I have to say it is a love hate relationship! LOL Thu, 7 May 2009 09:34:44 EST What's your babies name? My daughter is Kaylee <BR> My son is Kurt Thu, 7 May 2009 09:33:55 EST What's your number? 3! <BR> <BR> (I'm a 3 cuz I am 23, get the game?) Thu, 7 May 2009 09:33:20 EST Let's get active! Alright so we are terrible about actually writing in here, so let's get better! <BR> <BR> Tell an accomplishment you made this week. <BR> <BR> Mine: I actually got all the laundry done at once. I usually think I am done, and then find more right after I finish. This is a never ending battle... What about you? Thu, 7 May 2009 09:32:16 EST Weekly Weigh Ins Hey Ladies! I haven't seen a place for weekly weigh ins on the team page so I thought I would start a thread so we can all post our weekly results and get the support, encouragement, motivation and weekly "Whoo Hooos" we may be needing or deserving! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 13 Apr 2009 13:17:39 EST New to the group! <em>213</em> Hey Everyone! I'm new to the group and pretty new to SP as well... I'm in me third week here! So far things are going great and I love it! I can honestly say I have never stuck with a "diet" for this long and I feel great! <BR> <BR> Me name is Stephanie and I am a 21 year old stay at home mommy! I've been married for 5 years and my husband and I have two boys, Landon is four and Evan is three. I'm just wanting to lose the weight I have gained since having my boys so I can tru... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 19:43:43 EST another question if you go over your calories one day are you supposed to eat less than it tells you the next day? Tue, 7 Apr 2009 14:03:32 EST Working out at work?! I am looking for some exercises that doesn't take much time or space. I have found a few that I can do at my desk at random times through out the day but would love some more. So much of my day is spent sitting in front of the computer waiting for my next task to come in and I would love to use that dead time productively. I am really looking for some stomach toning workouts. I am open for any suggestions!! Thanks Mon, 6 Apr 2009 14:14:29 EST Hello Hi, I'm Ariel. I'm 21 and mom to a year and a half year old little boy. Its time for me to lose that extra baby weight I just can't seem to get rid of. Looking forward to getting to know you! Sat, 4 Apr 2009 12:07:24 EST Is anyone there? Does anyone post on here anymore? It seems pretty dead. Are the team leaders even here? I'm not sure how its supposed to work, but I know other team leaders for teams I am on constantly send out e-mail updates and start new topics. Tue, 31 Mar 2009 18:28:20 EST Texas Mom!!!! Hello All.....My name is Nikki and I am a married 25 year old mother of one boy 23 month old Kameron who is my pride and Joy!!!! I weighed 135 before I got pregnant with my son and was a size 7. I am now at 156 in a size nine but still have belly fat(embarrassing :( My husband tells me that I look great but I long for the day where I will feel the same way. I think this group is a great way to meet other young mothers who feel the way I do. I would love to chat :) Fri, 27 Mar 2009 20:23:13 EST Hello All Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Swelenn and i am 25 years old. I just had a baby boy on Feb 3 and I can't wait to get back into the shape I was pre-pregnancy. I am very excited to meet new people and to motivate each other into a healthier and happier lifestyle. Fri, 27 Mar 2009 02:17:25 EST new to the group hey yall my name is amanda I have a 2 year old little boy.He is my world I dont know where i would be without him. My husband and i have been married for 5 years Sun, 22 Mar 2009 23:17:39 EST has anyone tried the atkins diet? <BR> I just joined the atkins website and I wanna try it out, it says you could lose up to 15 lbs in 2 weeks. It seems like it would be easy enough to do, I just would like to know if anyone else is on it or has tried it, and if it works?! <BR> Sun, 22 Mar 2009 22:17:48 EST Add me to the newbie list :) Hi everyone :) My name is Randi. I'm a 24 year old, formally 294 lb mommy to 2. Before I got pregnant with my son, I was down to 210 (but worked my way up to about 220) and a size 16. (Man, I was HAPPY there.) I hit 268 while I was pregnant. I was 245 after he was born. In the past year and a half, I gained an extra 49 lbs!!!! (EEEEP). It was so easy to keep being fat. My son's father moved in after he was born and we always had soda in the house. When he cooks on the grill and makes more fo... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 22:06:23 EST hello from Tennessee My name is Sarah and I live in the small town on Kingston Springs. I'm a single mother of 2 wonderful kids! My daughter is 7 and unfortunately is me made over (but worse) and my lil man is 2 and as good and as cute as can be! I have always struggled with my weight but never really had the motivation or the strength to actually do anything about it. I am recently divorced, so now that I am out of that very unhealthy relationship I am ready to make a better, healthier life for me and my childre... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:26:17 EST Another newbie! :) Hey all, I'm 28 years old and the mother of two boys (ages 6 & 7) and a little princess (age 4)! I've been on SP for a little while now, but I'm trying to kick up again in a BIG way for summer... needing that motivation & new friends to help me on the way! :) Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:03:27 EST Page of the Day Challenge! I am going to start a new challenge next week, The Page of the Day! I hope everyone will participate! This challenge will promote us to keep our pages current and also give us all a creative boost! Other teams are doing this challenge and have great fun complimenting each other on their fun SparkPages! It also gets us visiting each other's pages and possibly getting to know each other better! I hope this will be a fun challenge for everyone! Be creative whether it is seasonal, goofy or ... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 13:17:07 EST New and Determined I have done the Spark People thing before about 4 years ago and lost 20 lbs in 6 months... Now I have baby weight to loose and need a little more help! I am open to any advice and tips you have! I work out 4x a week for at least 45 minutes and I also have a Wii that I weigh in on every day and I have been seeing progress since I got it 11 days ago (2 lbs). The weight is not coming off as fast as I would like but I am sticking to it and hoping that the "magic" fix comes along haha! I am dedica... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 19:54:52 EST I have no energy does anyone feel like that? I just feel like I can sleep the days away and if i'm not sleep I need to eat and I crave fried potatos... is there anything besides energy drinks that give energy and that is health? Wed, 4 Mar 2009 18:27:55 EST Glad to have this support system Hello all, my name is Amy and I am a single mother to my 3 yr old son Shane. Losing this baby weight has been the hardest thing to do, I swear. Last year I hired a trainer to give me a plan and it worked for a few months because I was motivated to lose these extra pounds...but as the summer came, I found it wasn't so easy to do on my own. Sure when I would meet with my trainer it was good, because I had someone to push me and she was my support system. However I started to go to the gym less ... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 19:01:32 EST More about me... Hey Ladies! <BR> I just wanted to give you a little more info about me. I originally joined SparkPeople in January of 2008, but found out a couple of months later that I was expecting, so I put weightloss on hold for the time being. I gave birth to two lovely babies on November 3rd and I am now ready to get back into the swing of losing weight. I actually ended up weighing less the day that I delivered than I had weighed when I got pregnant! <BR> I also have a daughter who was born in Octo... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 18:45:39 EST hey yall im new and i need help!!!! hey everybody i was jus wondering wut do people do when they are trying to lose weight n that time a the month rolls around?? I mean i've been doing this for a bout two months and both times i was about to get my period all i wanted was big macs and chocolate and i ended up giving into these cravings...i feel like i faild but i dont know what to do for next time! please tell me Tue, 24 Feb 2009 19:17:50 EST New Here Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a 26 year old mom of two. <BR> <BR> I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and a 1 1/2 year old (they are 9 mths and 28 days apart). <BR> <BR> Since both pregnancies were back-to-back I never had a chance to lose the weight with the first and altogether I gained almost 100 lbs. <BR> <BR> In a year and a half, I am down about 50 but would love to lose another 50. <BR> <BR> I work full-time as a high school teacher, so I am very busy with home and work life, howeve... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 19:52:17 EST SparkAmerica Fitness Challenge Being physical is important step in being a healthy, happy Mamma. I want us to work hard to make sure we stay active. I know that it is hard to find the time when you have kids, but you can do this through everyday chores, such as playing with your kids, cleaning, and walking around the grocery store! Browse in the cardio section and you will find a lot that you already do! So here is the challenge, I will give the top three in fitness minutes Spark goodies. So let's go team, "Let's get p... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 16:03:48 EST NEW MEMBERS SIGN IN HERE As you can see, we are doing a membership challenge. If one of our members recomended you to the team let me know, I want to give your friend the credit! If no one recomended you, welcome, and please join the challenge (just make sure they post here so you get the credit)! Happy New Year and welcome! <BR> <BR> Marcie Wed, 4 Feb 2009 15:57:11 EST New Year, New Members Challenge Here's the challenge. We are a small team and need more members. The Person who signs up the most new members (Have them sign up via post below)will get a spark goodie and regognized via group e-mail. The Person can already be a Sparkpeople member (Please make sure they belong in this team) or someone new to Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> So "Spread the Spark" and get new members! <em>252</em> Wed, 4 Feb 2009 15:54:04 EST What's a pretty name for a little girl? I like Taylor Tue, 27 Jan 2009 23:10:54 EST New to the group Hi, my name is Sarah. <BR> <BR> I've been a Sparkpeople member for a few years, but recently became a mum to my 5 month old daughter. I wasn't able to exercise for the first 6 weeks due to having a cesarean, so I have found it quite hard to lose the weight as I didn't get started straight away. <BR> <BR> I eat healthily and try to exercise with my baby, but I'm struggling to shift the muffin effect from my waist. Any tips on what I can do with my daughter to burn this area of fat? Sat, 17 Jan 2009 15:17:46 EST New here! My name is Cina and I am 26 years old. I am a mommy to a gorgeous 2 1/2 year old boy. I really thought I'd have my old body back in no time. I'm finding that I lack the motivation I once had before becoming a mom. I'd rather squeeze in a nap rather than exercise. I need a change. I'm so excited to have joined this site!! Sat, 17 Jan 2009 13:47:04 EST Gotta Love a Hot Mamma! Hi ladies! I'm 25 and I have an almost 11mo old daughter. I wish I would have started this sooner so I could get down to my pre-pregnancy weight before her first birthday, but oh well. I'm hoping to lose around 40lbs over the next couple of months, which would actually bring me under my pre-pregnancy weight. Good Luck to Everyone! Thu, 15 Jan 2009 13:06:04 EST newbie hey everyone im new to the site and to this team. my name is erica im 21 years old and i have a 8 month old daughter. hopefully gonna lose some weight! Sat, 10 Jan 2009 23:59:50 EST New Years Plans/re olutions I was just curious to what everyone's plans were. Any one have any new resolutions for the year 2009? Any big party plans? Sun, 28 Dec 2008 11:33:58 EST X-mas ideas Okay, so I am one of those last minute shoppers and still need to get my 10 year old daughter gifts. I am looking for some ideas that don't involve anything video gamey or over 40.00. The hard part about shopping for her is she is such a tomboy and hates any thing pink. She is very artsey but I think she is getting burnt out on getting drawing kits. Any suggestions. <BR> K. Sun, 21 Dec 2008 09:33:37 EST This is sooo awesome! I am sooo glad to have found this group. It is nice to know that there are others out there in the same shoes as me. Oh there have been many of times when you wish that there is someone out there that would understand. I am 27 and have a 10 year old and a 7 year old. I want people to say wow you look fantastic, not you look good for having two kids...oh i hate that. Anyhow, I am happy to be here and can't wait to get to know you. <BR> <BR> K. Thu, 18 Dec 2008 09:38:52 EST Hey Everyone I'm Cece- just joined and started my diet last week. I am the mother of a 4 yr old son- and with that said, I can no longer use the statement "I just had a baby".HA! I look forward to speaking and sharing success stories on my road to a slim waist. Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:12:08 EST Hey everyone! I'm Jen. Hey, my name is Jen and I am a 21 year old mommy to a gorgeous 5 month old little girl named Abigail. and well of course with the beautiful little girl I received I also received an extra 28 pounds! haha so I'm trying to lose the weight to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight and hopefully will be in even better shape then I was before I became pregnant. This is a great idea for a group! Me being 21 majority of my friends still go out to the bar every weekend while I spend my weekends c... Mon, 8 Dec 2008 23:42:32 EST HELLO EVERYONE My name is Sheena im 23 and a mother to a 15mo handsome son roland. i look forward to meeting new people and getting back down to my before pregnancy weight. Im looking for a buddy if ur intrested msg me. Good luck to everyone on the goals! <BR> <em>77</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 4 Dec 2008 04:41:00 EST hi everybody!!! Hello my name is hailey i am new here and just wanted to introduce myself! I am a 21 yr old mother of a 3 yr old little boy and am dieng to loose weight...I am 5'9 153 pounds and just need some motivation! <BR> ~hailey Mon, 1 Dec 2008 21:14:08 EST Hello Everyone! My name is Carine, im 22 and I'm the mother of a very active 11 month old son named Zackary! <BR> I'm looking forward to chatting with all of you. If you want to be buddies, let me know. Sat, 29 Nov 2008 17:52:48 EST new member/mommy HI! new to this site and group. looking for support to lose all this baby weight. had a beautiful baby girl September and now i'm trying to slim down. My husband is wondering what this fat girl did to his gorgeous wife!! But, mostly i want to feel good about myself and happy about what my body looks like. Wed, 5 Nov 2008 16:44:00 EST Hellllo, ladies! Just checking it to see how everyone's doing. There hasn't been much activity on here lately! Is everyone doing well preparing for winter?! Wed, 29 Oct 2008 10:49:44 EST Hello Brand new to Spark and this team, really looking forward to getting rid of the baby weight and then some! Tue, 7 Oct 2008 10:37:02 EST newbie hey everyone just joined today and looking forward to get rid of baby phat. Mon, 6 Oct 2008 14:50:39 EST Hey everyone Hi, My name's Laura, I'm from Pinckney Mi. I'm 21 and a single mom to two little boys (1 and 2yrs old). Just trying to stay on track and lose the extra pounds from my babies.. They keep me pretty busy most of the time, but I'm set on getting back down to a healthy weight. Wed, 1 Oct 2008 11:38:13 EST Hello Hello I'm new to this whole sparkpeople thing. I am a single 27 year old mother of and adorable five year-old boy named Conner. He's my everything! I'm sick of feeling like one day he might wake up and I'm not there. I don't want to eat myself into a grave. I already have high cholestrol and high blood pressure. I don't want to get diabetes like my father. I want to loose weight and be more active with my son. I want to love life again. Mon, 22 Sep 2008 21:35:48 EST Hi, I"m new *waves* Hello everyone! I just joined this team. To be honest I am still trying to figure out how everything works on Sparkpeople. I have had a Sparkpeople account for a while, but just decided to really start using it. I am 25 and have a 2 year old son. I have recently started working out and thought it would be fun to track my progress. Looking forward to participating in the forum as it seems really encouraging! Sun, 24 Aug 2008 11:36:34 EST Hello Ladies Just want to introduce myself. My name is Meaghan, I am 24, and I am a mom to my 6-week old son, Gavin. I am looking to lose a lot of weight, but fortunately I have at least lost all of pregnancy weight. My main motivator is my upcoming wedding, and also to be a better example for my son. Hope to get to know some of your more! Sun, 24 Aug 2008 03:24:25 EST August Challenge So I responded to another message but I wanted to make sure everyone's seen it! <BR> <BR> In honor of my grandfather who had a heart attack and open heart surgery (he's 84 but is in better shape then most everyone). I want to say lets help our hearts out this month! <BR> <BR> Lets do at least 30 minutes of Cardio a week and also research on inventive ways to keep our hearts up while doing our cardio. Also if you have any foods/recipes that are great for you heart we can share them here! Thu, 14 Aug 2008 13:25:07 EST so new... my name is karen and i'm 23 of course i'm over weight. i was always a bit heavy growing up but nothing more then 10 pounds over weight until i had my fist child (carollynn)at the age of 18. i guess i figured what i gained would just magically disappear after giving birth. but no one bothered to tell me to put the extra cheese covered fries down n take a walk. so i went from 130 to a whopping 198 pound and here i am today at 195. i had my second child (elias) in 2006 he's 2 1/2 and even though... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 12:51:00 EST Hello Hey Girls! My name is Lydia, I'm 25 and have two beautiful little girls. Maddie is 4 and Lily was just born on 6/4/08. I am hoping to lose about 30-40 lbs. My biggest problem is probably portion control as the things I eat aren't the worst, I just eat too much of them! LOL I am currently on maternity leave and go back to my office/desk job in September. I love my job and am actually looking forward to getting back into the routine I have when I am working. I do really well while at work... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:03:21 EST Greetings for Pennsylvania Hello all, <BR> <BR> Newbie member...24 year old mother of two boys..stopping in to say Hello :) Sun, 3 Aug 2008 23:50:29 EST Is there an August Challenge yet??? Have you come up with an August Challenge yet???? Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:37:58 EST Hi from NY Hi I'm new to the group. Looking for support from a buddy who can chat with me on regular basis. <BR> <BR> I'm 24, mother of 2, looking to lose about 40 pounds. Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:37:01 EST Aloha! from hawaii! Hey everyone! I'm new here and I must say I love this site already! I'm a stay at home mommy to twins, being 24 w. twins had its challenges and I'm ready to drop the baby weight and then somE! hope i can find some people that can relate to me! im having the hardest time building up the courage to go to the gym by myself! i hope my experience here will help me get there one day! <BR> Aloha, <BR> Lina Mon, 28 Jul 2008 16:46:56 EST Hello, I'm a newbie Hello. My name is Megan and I am new to this team, and to Sparkpeople for that matter. I have a 2 year old little man and a fiance I have been with since high school. I would love to lose weight and start living a healthier lifestyle so I can pass that on to my family. Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:28:40 EST WAHM My husband wants me to quit my job! He says it's too stressful and he wants me to be happy. We can stay afloat with the salary he brings home, but it would nice to have a little extra cash. <BR> Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do? Mon, 14 Jul 2008 17:32:34 EST Do you exercise and diet while you have a virus? I was sick a couple of days last week and am wondering what the rules are on dieting and exercising while you are sick. I had a virus or ate something bad. I still managed to squeeze in my exercise, but I couldn't keep anything in my stomache. Does this affect my diet? Sun, 13 Jul 2008 16:17:42 EST July Challenge So since I've been out of it for a bit this is going to pertain to me as well!! My challenge to everyone is lets see if we can't get outside and walk/run/bike/hike a couple of miles at least 3 times a week! <BR> <BR> Up for it??? <BR> <BR> Allison Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:40:31 EST hellos! Hi everyone I am Casey I am a 21 year old Navy Wife and mom to a 4 (turning 5 in August) year old little girl. I am trying to lose about 5 inches in the next 2 months and a total of 70 pounds by whenever I lose it. Right now we live in VA but will be moving very soon to Maine Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:19:21 EST Hi Everyone! My name is Melissa and I'm new to the group! I have a little boy who is 7 and also getting married in 6 months! Keeps me pretty busy, and I'm excited to finally start losing all this weight I have packed on over the years! Fri, 27 Jun 2008 01:34:12 EST Hello! Hi, I have been on sparkpeople for about a month or two. I love it and I just discovered this team. Thought it looked like a great team to be a part of. Thu, 26 Jun 2008 09:06:18 EST Hello I am new to this but I am 26 years old with two beautiful children that are 11months apart so I was pregnant for almost two years straight and now after 6 years I just cant get rid of the weight. Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:49:33 EST Hey all! I have a couple more months of my 20's left, so I figured I should join this group while I still can. <BR> <BR> I'm a single mom of a wonderful 9 year old daughter. I had her when I was 19, pretty fresh out of high school. Life has been challenging to say the least, but I definately feel like I have my feet on the ground and have done a great job being a mom. <BR> <BR> Singlehood can suck at times, especially when you realize that the idea of a decent guy stepping into a stepfather type of... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 15:49:49 EST Hi there!! Hi All! I'm Lacy, a 26 year old momma to 3 young ones!! Looking for some much needed friendship and support to keep me going on this what seems never ending journey!!! :) Wed, 18 Jun 2008 19:44:32 EST Sorry I've been MIA So I fell off for a bit with my son now being mobile and busy getting new cars (one on purpose the other because of an accident). I only gained a couple of lbs back which is good but I'm rededicated to my goals! <BR> <BR> Allison Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:48:48 EST Hi. I'm Amy Hey ladies! I'm a 23 year old mother of one bouncy 21 month old baby girl...I gained a lot of weight during my pregnancy because it was unplanned and I was extremely stressed so food was my comfort. Immediately I lost about 25 pounds but now I'm stuck and am tired of feeling like a big cow. In high school I played ball and was very fit but since college and having my child, I've neglected myself and am just flabby...I love my life and my family but am ready to love myself! <BR> <BR> Best wi... Mon, 16 Jun 2008 12:26:30 EST Hi There! I'm Berta! I have a 4month old Daughter, Lorelei, who is my reason to exist. I don't want her to have the same issues with food that I've had so I want to get healthy and if I get to lose the extra baby weight, even better! I've been a yo-yo dieter for as long as I can remember, but now I'm totally dedicated to doing it right and doing it once. Wed, 11 Jun 2008 00:40:44 EST Hi I'm Deidre I'm Deidre and I'm 25. I have been married for 3 years and have a 10 1/2 month old son named Miles. My husband is currently deployed and I'm looking forward to losing some of this weight before his return the end of the summer. I'm hoping to meet some other people for support and motivation. Tue, 10 Jun 2008 14:29:44 EST Erin Hi everyone! My name is Erin. I'm a 20-yr-old Mama of an 8-mo-old boy, Michael. He is my biggest accomplishment ever but he did bring me some extra weight. I have been so lazy about getting back in shape. I am finally ready to get rid of this. I did try pills and they made me so shaky and moody. Then I joined a gym and I just never go. I think doing it around my own schedule and by eating healthier is going to benefit me so much more. Look forward to meeting new people! Mon, 9 Jun 2008 15:38:58 EST Hey Y'all Hi yal, im christina. Im 20 years old, and im a mother to one baby girl named Mylie. She was born on 10-10-07. Please feel free to contact me anytime! i love to meet and chat with new folks! Tue, 3 Jun 2008 16:07:31 EST Hello Hey...Im new to this site. My son is 11 months and even though I tried to lose the baby weight its just not going away. I live in Buffalo NY and if anyone has any advice or ideas please let me know <em>30</em> This site is great. Mon, 2 Jun 2008 23:43:16 EST Hip and waist measurements? What is the difference between your hips and your waist? In the part where you have to measure yourself it says hip and then waist? Does anyone know where to measure each? I just measured my hips just above my that right? Sat, 31 May 2008 18:04:55 EST Hit my goal!!! Hello all, I just wanted to share with you that I lost over 12 pounds! I hit my goal of 135 pounds and I am going for just a few more. I look and feel great! I went shopping with friends and had to buy a size 6. That was so rewarding. Good luck to all and is awesome! <BR> Candice <em>104</em> Sun, 18 May 2008 10:44:55 EST HI~ Vannessa Hey mommas my name is vannessa i am a mom of five two live and three precious angels. my son will be 5 this oct and my daughter will be 3 in aug. our three angels are 10 mos, 3 mos and just pastaway just last week. we miss them dearly. i have been married to a wonderful man for over three years now. i am hoping to get down to a decent weight before new years. Fri, 16 May 2008 18:39:02 EST Hi Just wanted to say hi I just joined today and am hopping to lose some weight. Tue, 13 May 2008 12:41:16 EST Hello- I'm new I have been a member for about a week.... So happy to see so much support. hopefully it will help me drop the pounds I have been aiming for, for a long time it seems. Wed, 7 May 2008 12:57:15 EST Hi ~I'm Barb Hi, I'm Barb~ I live in El Mirage, AZ with my husband and 3 kids(7yo~boy, 3yo~boy, and 1yo~girl). When I was 18 I was diagnosed with a tumor on my pituitary gland and it made my body think it was preg so I gained a little bit of weight. Then 7 years ago I really did get preg and gained even more. Needless to say I have gained pound after pound and darn it I'm DONE. My plan is to stick to an eating schedule and exercise more. We will see how it goes :) Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:40:33 EST Progress or Milestones Here's where anyone can post when they've reached a milestone whether they set it or Sparkpeople set it. It can be large or small, a daily goal or a long term goal! <BR> <BR> I have lost another 2 lbs this week! <BR> <BR> Allison Mon, 14 Apr 2008 15:40:53 EST Hey everyone, Im new here! Hi, my name is Rhiannon and im 22 years old. Six months ago i had my daughter, Teaghan, who is the light of my life. Since she was born i have become ravenous with food, i cant stop eating! So it's time to make a change! It's time to be the Hottie the day i was when i got married to my husband! Sun, 13 Apr 2008 15:36:38 EST How are you hotties today? Hey, how are you guys? I haven't logged in in almost a week so I had a little catching up to do. I'm still working out although I have hit a plateou that is driving me crazy. I've changed my routine up a little--hope that helps! Tue, 8 Apr 2008 16:14:19 EST Hi there! Hi there! My name is Jaci, I am a 28yr old mom of 2, a 4yr old and a 2mth old. My baby gal was born by c-section on 2/3 and I had my tubes tied on 3/24, so I am still recovering from my surgeries but I am starting to work on losing the weight. My goal is to lose the weight by my 10 yr class reunion in June of 2009. I live in FAR Northern Maine, at the tip of the state on the Canadian Border. I am also the leader of the WebMDGals group for the gals from the parenting boards on WebMD (if tha... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 20:59:20 EST New here too! Just wanted to say hey to everyone! I just signed up for sparkpeople yesterday and I love it so far. I had my first baby on December 12th, and while she is as cute as can be, I still haven't 'recovered' from pregnancy. I started off a little over weight (165, 5'6'') and gained 55 lbs while pregnant. I lost 30 right way, but now I'm kind of stuck. Ideally, I'd like to get into the 'healthy' range of the BMI scale, but I'd be happy just getting back to my pre-prego weight. I hope to meet some s... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 11:01:11 EST April Challenge I have a toughie for everyone else. This one is going to be hard for me too!! <BR> <BR> How about we choose something that we love but its not good for us (Mine is going to be chocolate) And ONLY allow ourselves to have it ONCE a week. <BR> <BR> Think you're up for it?? <BR> <BR> Allison Tue, 1 Apr 2008 22:00:40 EST Working to be a MILF again! Hey everyone! My name is Danielle. I have a 4yr old and a 6 month and about 25 pounds to lose! I'm looking for all the motivation I can get and so far, I love Spark People! Tue, 1 Apr 2008 11:49:53 EST New Hot Momma Member! Hi, my name is Jennifer. I have 3 girls- ages 12, 8 and 3. I started my diet last wednesday 3/27 when I found out I have low blood pressure. Not to mention I want to lose some weight and inches too. So here I am, and any support anyone is willing to give is much appreciated. Diets are never easy, especially when you don't have a good support system. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Look forward to meeting everyone! Tue, 1 Apr 2008 09:57:22 EST A new member here! I read the description of this team and it was just too perfect! I have a 3 month old son and a 23 month old daughter and it can be challenging sometimes when some of your friends don't have children and are living a life that is almost opposite of your everyday routine. I have a wonderful husband, Brandon, and will also be going to school in the Fall for Nursing! I'm looking forward to chatting and getting to know everyone! <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 21:03:58 EST Hello! New to the team Hello ladies, <BR> I have a 7 month old son and I love being a mother. I joined spark people in hopes of losing the last of my baby weight. Hope to find motivation and exercise tips with baby. Good luck to all of you and be a big loser (of weight:-P) <BR> Candice <em>30</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2008 22:46:15 EST Ugh Ugh I didn't work out on Monday, then yesterday I was sick and today still a little week so I'm waiting until tommorow to work out. The only thing is my baby is sick. So I'm getting a babysitter so that I can still go to my normal classes on thursday and Friday if she's still sick then. I HAVE to go! <BR> MY weight is maintaining right now and I just want to see the scale budge that one pound. Sheesh I can't do it! Wed, 26 Mar 2008 15:04:36 EST Exercise today I haven't done anything yet today but I do plan on walking later and working on Gilad. What is everyone else doing for exercise today? <BR> <BR> Allison Mon, 24 Mar 2008 12:13:50 EST Paul McKenna Show Has anyone seen the Paul Mckenna show "I Can Make you Thin" The first of the series was last Sunday. I recorded it and watched it and wanted to see if anyone else was trying his method. <BR> <BR> Allison Fri, 21 Mar 2008 18:24:22 EST Hi Ladies I am new here and thought this looked like a fun team to join. I have a 9 month old son. He is my world but I have not been able to totally lose the baby weight. I have 5 lbs to get to my pre preganacy weight and another 13 to get to my ideal weight. Thu, 20 Mar 2008 12:37:22 EST Hi I'm new! Hello, I saw this group and wanted to join right away. I'm not new to SP but I am to this group. I'm also in the 20's group. I have a gorgeous (of course :) 9 month old little girl. Last week I lost the last of that baby weight!! YEAH!!! I am just in the healthy range for my weight (BMI) and would like to loose at least 5 more pounds just to be a little healthier. Tue, 11 Mar 2008 17:18:18 EST March's challenge My challenge for March will start out easy. Lets try and get 3 fruits and 3 veges in per day, every day. This includes fruit juice, just be careful of the sugar content. Good Luck! Mon, 3 Mar 2008 12:39:57 EST What do you do for fun?? What kind of things does everyone do for fun with their kids or without, or with their husbands/fiances/boyfriends?? <BR> <BR> My husband and I love to take walks in the summer and catch up with our neighbors and possibly meet new ones. My son loves to get out so it works out really well. Thu, 21 Feb 2008 15:16:09 EST Welcome! Hi, my name is Allison and I'm 26 years old and have an 8 month old son. I've always wanted to be a younger mom and I got my wish. I'm one of very few of my friends that is married let alone a mom. Sometimes it can get a tiny bit lonely since most of my friends are still going out and having fun every weekend so I thought there might be others out there as well. I hope you enjoy this team as we come up with healthy ways to have fun and lose weight!!! <BR> <BR> Allison Mon, 4 Feb 2008 22:34:19 EST