SparkPeople SP Class of September 7-13, 2008 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=23193 This team is for all members who joined SP from September 7-13, 2008. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of September 7-13, 2008 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=23193 Hello from Tarpon Springs, FL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x37285445 Hello, I am a 53 year old happily married mother of 2 girls ages 26 and 14. I am type 2 diabetic with high BP and was just recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. <BR> <BR> I feel as though I am carrying around an extra person and she is waaay too heavy. I have a snapped ACL in my right knee for which I am having replacement surgery in a couple days. I struggle each day just to do normal activities because of my weight. I'm tired. I am looking forward to reaching my goal weight and losin... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 09:45:33 EST How's everyone doing??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x29314187 Hey..well its been a long time since we all signed up... how are we all doing??? As for me.. better now.. I joined then slacked off, gained weight, didnt log in for a long time, and just got miserable!!! .. a few weeks ago my work started a biggest loser competition and I got back into my routine and decided to log back on.. I am hooked now!! I hope everyone is doing well and staying motivated!! Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:53:37 EST So How Did You Do Over This Last Year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x28853669 I am ashamed of myself. I've only lost 36 of my 50 pounds that I wanted gone by our 1st year anniversary. How did the rest of you do? Sun, 4 Oct 2009 18:13:57 EST C-REACTIVE PROTEIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x25600540 Does anyone know how conclusive this test is? I recently had it done and the results were a little scary. Definitely need to get back on the life changes as according to this I am a heart attack waiting to happen. I am sure weight is a factor and cholesterol, but other then diet and exercise is there anything else I can do to improve my number? Sun, 17 May 2009 11:11:10 EST Question about clothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x23650208 Hi all. I would have posted this in the Q&A section, but it didn't seem to fit. I'm a terrible poster, I do visit often but never post. I know I know... tar and feather me later, please. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, onto my question. I've lost 54ish pounds, and now it's time to have the family portraits done again. Which means finding a few outfits that fit properly on that day, doesn't matter if they seem to grow three sizes the next, all that matters is that it fit that day. I'm so frustrated with th... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:28:18 EST Valentine's Day Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7430x23193x21580137 Are you ready for a challenge? Think you can hold your own among this team of hard working, weight losing, calorie busting Sparkers? Prove it!!! <BR> <BR> Starting this Friday, 1/9, measure yourself in the following areas using a tape measure - chest (where the band of your bra hits), bust (the fullest part of your chest), waist (bellybutton), hips (widest part of your hips), and thigh (where your fist hits your thigh when your arm is relaxed at your side). Post your stats in the V Day Ch... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:48:05 EST Valentines Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7430x23193x21238989 How about a Valentines Day challenge? Any ideas? Sun, 28 Dec 2008 22:13:36 EST We've been here for a while, How's it going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x20749111 I just want to say I have soo much fun on SP and I have made a lot of friends that encourage me DAILY and motivate me all the time! This was one of the best decisions I have made in my life! I have lost 20 lbs and I have 60lbs more to go until my first big goal!! Thanks Spark People!!!!!!!!! <em>9</em> <em>100</em> <em>252</em> <em>304</em> <em>223</em> Sat, 6 Dec 2008 22:30:29 EST CHUG A LUG CHALLENGE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7430x23193x20080623 OK everybody very simple... I want you to post how many glasses a day you drink for the next few weeks!! Water is a very important part of your lifestyle change! So get out those glasses and chug a lug!!! <em>194</em> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:09:43 EST 1 1/3 mile ran without stopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x19830756 I wanted to share with my team. We all started her at the same time. There was a time I thought I was the laziest person in the world. With the help of SP I am now running a mile every other day. Next goal is 3 miles by January. Sat, 1 Nov 2008 00:54:27 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7430x23193x19680392 A yard stick work well for this exercise. <BR> <BR> What I love about myself. <BR> <BR> 1. I am friendly and easy to get along with. <BR> 2. I love to dance and create things. <BR> 3. I am gaining more energy. Sun, 26 Oct 2008 23:22:23 EST What are spark buddies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x19655869 I'm sure the answer is somewhere, but I can't seem to find it. I keep seeing pages marked looking for a spark buddy. Is there any rules about spark buddies or is it up to the people who become buddies to define the role? <BR> <BR> Thanks, Sat, 25 Oct 2008 23:05:30 EST Anyone in Oklahoma??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x19576353 Does anyone in this discussion live in Oklahoma area? If so, maybe we can become workout buddies. I am relocating there the middle of November. :) <BR> Wed, 22 Oct 2008 23:13:54 EST Walk AWAY the POUNDS ( for free!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x19513854 I am part of another Spark team and someone shared this with us.... I want to pass it on. You can join Leslie Sansone's Walk away the Pounds online club for FREE for 6 months.....There is a 1 mile walk(15 min) and 4 mile walk (60 min) available, stretching and something else. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PUT CREDIT CARD INFO IN!!!!!!!!!! JUST LEAVE IT BLANK. Just view the on-line video whenever you have time to walk,after you join the club. Here is the link <BR> <BR> www.walkathome.com/club-walkslim/ Tue, 21 Oct 2008 00:03:37 EST TRICK OR TREAT CHALLENGE TRACKING :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7430x23193x19391622 WE WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD KEEP TRACK OF YOUR DAILY ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY POSTING LIKE THIS... <BR> <BR> STARTING WEIGHT: 258 <BR> OCT 17: GOAL MET!!!! YES!!! WOOOT! <BR> OCT 18: <BR> OCT 19: <BR> OCT 20: <BR> OCT 21: <BR> OCT 22: <BR> OCT 23: <BR> OCT 24: WEIGH IN(LBS LOST/GAINED) GOAL MET- Y/N <BR> OCT 25: <BR> OCT 26 <BR> OCT 27 <BR> OCT 28 <BR> OCT 29 <BR> OCT 30 <BR> OCT 31 FINAL CHALLENGE DAY.. WEIGH IN !!!! GOAL MET Y/N <BR> <BR> <BR> IF YOU POST LIKE THIS THEN ALL YOU HAV... Thu, 16 Oct 2008 12:42:59 EST TRICK OR TREAT CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7430x23193x19391518 ALRIGHT HERE WE ARE .. JUST LIKE WE PROMISED! <BR> <BR> WE ARE OFFICIALLY STARTING OUR TRICK OR TREAT CHALLENGE TOMORROW! <BR> <BR> SARAH AND MYSELF WILL BE POSTING A DAILY CHALLENGE FOR YOU TO COMPLETE. IF YOU COMPLETE THE CHALLENGES EVERY DAY FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS AND YOU LOSE THE MOST WEIGHT AMONGST YOUR FELLOW TEAM MEMBERS THAT YOU ARE COMPETING AGAINST.. THEN YOU GET A "TREAT" FROM SARAH AND MYSELF! <BR> <BR> IF YOU DON'T.... WE WILL "EGG" YOU!!!!!!!!!!! MUUUWAHAHAHAHA (EVIL LAUG... Thu, 16 Oct 2008 12:39:43 EST Getting to class late- Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x19279438 Hello, <BR> I'm joining this group 5 weeks in. Hope everyone is doing well. I weigh in tomorrow. Monday keeps me honest on the weekend,(little tricks I've learned.) I'm looking short term to lose 12 more pounds before the end of the year. It may not seem like a lot, but it's 7 weeks until Thanksgiving (10 till Christmas.) I'm going on vacation with my family (hubby, 15 yr old son and Shih Tzu) next week and add to the mix my DH birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and a visit from my daught... Sun, 12 Oct 2008 22:46:20 EST TRICK-OR- TREAT TRIATHALON CHALLENGE!!! SIGN UP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7430x23193x19093002 YOU GUESSED IT.. THIS IS THE PLACE TO SIGN UP!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> IF YOU WANNA HAVE SOME FUN WHILE LOSING WEIGHT NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT! GIVE YOURSELF THAT EXTRA BOOST AND GET MOVING!! <BR> <BR> THIS WILL BE A 2 WEEK CHALLENGE STARTING ON OCTOBER 17 AND ENDING OCTOBER 31ST!! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED JUST POST HERE!! I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN IN! <BR> Mon, 6 Oct 2008 11:12:52 EST What have you learned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18984548 it will be about a month for this class and it makes me wonder, what have we learned? <BR> <BR> i have learned that although i have what is called an "addictive personality" and this is a downfall in so many ways, that this can be a good thing. <BR> i am addicted to aquafit! Wed, 1 Oct 2008 23:30:32 EST Re-Start ...three day failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18902606 As of last Friday I gave up and went a little crazy. I have re-committed as of today. I will keep going and will succeed...there will be no more failure in accomplishing my health and weight goals!!! Starting fresh each day. Mon, 29 Sep 2008 12:57:28 EST True or False.. THE GAME!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7431x23193x18633856 I will make a statement about the next person to post, not knowing of course who that person will be, that next person will say if it is true or false and then make another statement for the next person. <BR> <BR> So, poster number 2- <BR> <BR> You like strawberries. true or false? <em>45</em> Fri, 19 Sep 2008 20:03:00 EST New, but oh so happy to be here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18627298 Hi everyone I'm new here but finding that I really look forward to logging on everyday. Please check out my spark page, but be kind it's still under construction. <em>213</em> Fri, 19 Sep 2008 15:13:35 EST Great product for cheese lovers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18592977 Okay, I must admit I LOVE cheese. I can't eat a sandwich or salad without it. I know you can buy the lowfat versions, but they are just not the same. The other day when I was at Sam's I came across Sargento thinly sliced cheese. Basically each slice is 1/3 of a normal slice you would buy. I've been using this and it really satisfies my taste buds for minimal calories! Maybe this product could help others like me! Thu, 18 Sep 2008 13:14:35 EST 3 sizes to go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18588896 Hey everyone, my name is Charlene. I'm 42 and have 3 dress sizes to go. My goal is a size 4.... I have about 20lbs to loose, I have never dieted in my life, and I'm having a really hard time giving up the desert!!!! Hope this helps! Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:17:41 EST A great way to lose: The 3 Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18580490 Hey, I am doing the 3 Day for breast cancer next week in Michigan. We walk 60 miles in 3 days and have to raise 2200 just to do it! Please visit my website at www.the3day.org/goto/bethany.reesor for more info, there is always next year and the year after that to help find a cure... <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Sep 2008 06:08:41 EST I walked.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18572429 1.8 miles on my walk today, down and up a hill! My skinny husband came to and we took the kids to the park it was hard but fun and I thought I was gonna die on the way back up the hill but as you can see I made it! Wed, 17 Sep 2008 20:17:42 EST First Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18558524 Hello everyone, I'm new to the SP movement... However, my friend told me that I needed to get signed up, so here I am. It is nice to see everyone so pumped up, it makes me want to stay motivated. A little about me. I just turned 23.. I feel like I have pursued my career path so vigorously that I let myself go. I want to reclaim control over my life! I don't really know how to use this site yet so any help will be appreciated! I'm counting on you all to keep me motivated, you guys are my... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:17:37 EST Race for the Cure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18558124 Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. The Knoxville Affiliate joins more than 100,000 breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure, the Kn... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:04:51 EST On Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18527953 I am Lori; a 38 year old instructional specialist, who used to teach. I am married and have three children, all girls, who are 17, 12, and 5. I have spent most of my adult life at war with the bathroom scale. I have always been physically active and am knowledgeable about healthy eating. The last three years I have begun to put on weight and I have not been successful in attempts to drop or curb it. I know a lot of people who do Weight Wathchers but I hate anything that I have to attend a... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 12:28:40 EST Need a kick start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18519898 I joined 9/10/08. Have been in a weight loss program at work since mid January, but have only managed to lose 14 lbs. My "coach" suggested this site as a way to track my food (and exercise, if I can ever get started). We weigh in every Monday and I did lose 1/2 lb. I know I need to get more exercise to jump start the weight loss, but I work 11 hours a day and am just too tired at the end of the day...................I know, it's an excuse. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 08:46:59 EST Your good ideas for motivation!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7431x23193x18506906 This morning I was brianstorming different ideas to boost my motivation. Thought I'd share one that I came up with that I think might be really cool and really beneficial. I called all of my close family and friends, people that I know are very supportive and asked them to make me a mini motivation poster. I asked them to be creative and to use things that reminded them of me... colors, pictures, quotes etc... just things they thought I might like. I also asked them to write a short message s... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 19:14:52 EST A COMPLEX SITUATION -- ILLNESS AND RELOCATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18505870 Hi Fellow Members <em>213</em> <BR> I joined SP a week ago. I’ve lost 2 lbs.! The SP site is awesome. It has so much information and support available. It’s somewhat like having a nutritionist and personal trainer all rolled up in one. About me, I'm 59 and a vegetarian. My husband and I moved to Clearwater, FL from Northern CA 6 years ago for a variety of reasons one of which was to improve my health. When I arrived, I weighed 135lb. at 5'6". During the first few years in FL my hea... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 18:32:21 EST Can I lose The Weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18485665 Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Mary. I am from Memphis, TN. I weight 212 lbs. I am trying to lose the weight. But some of your meal plans are unrealistic to me. Can I get over the hunger feeling all the time? <BR> <BR> With my Body Mass calculated, I should be weighting 162. Is that realistic? I will be comfortable weighting 175, after all this weight. Is it possible to get there? (175) <BR> <BR> Well, I have been trying to not eat so much, but you know that it is not easy when you have t... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 07:09:29 EST Eat your fruit and veggies challenge 9/14-9/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7430x23193x18475821 Why do I have such a hard time eating my fruits and veggies? I buy them, I prep them, I have them ready to go. I even like the ones I buy. But I still have a hard time eating them! So here's my goal and my challenge to all of you for this week. Eat 5 fruits or vegetables a day for next 7 days. I'm off to a good start, It's 4 pm and I've eaten 2 veggies. Now to get three more in.... Sun, 14 Sep 2008 19:30:02 EST Hi, somewhat new here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18475128 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am rejoining sparkpeople after a hiatus. I had lost 18 pounds and was feeling a little cocky, I guess. And then my world shifted. My husband relocated to NC and left me in NY to raise 2 little girls and sell a house. Well, now I am moving down there with him (still haven't sold my house) and starting a new job. I am lonely, depressed and so what did I do? I ate. And ate. 15 pounds later I am nearly back where I started from. I set a mini goal of 15 pounds for myself.... Sun, 14 Sep 2008 18:58:37 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18474846 Hi, Everyone! I'm 24 years old and was married this summer. I've also just begun my first nursing job recently. I found this site while internet surfing at work, and I love it! It's such an easy site to navigate and use, and it's great for motivation. I have a feeling you get out of it as much as you put in, but I feel willing to commit. I also told my mom about it, and she joined too. It's nice to not feel so alone. <em>220</em> Sun, 14 Sep 2008 18:45:30 EST New from Nebraska http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18474036 Hi, I'm new to Spark and still don't understand how this works but I enjoy browsing everything. As you see I am from Nebraska and I have 3 grown kids and 8 grandkids. I'm trying to improve my health so that I may be around a long time to watch the kids all grow up. My oldest grandchild just turned 13 and my youngest grandchild is 5 months old. Sun, 14 Sep 2008 18:02:20 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18458597 I joined this week and I have already had some challenges but I am going to lose weight! <em>211</em> Sat, 13 Sep 2008 23:49:07 EST About me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18458204 Hello =) My name is Kamaria - Kamie for short. I am 21 and miss looking as good as I did when I was 16. I have a loving boyfriend I've been with for 5 years and he supports me all the way. I know I can lose this wait and gain tons more self confidence =D Sat, 13 Sep 2008 23:25:40 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18451430 Hello all!!! I am Mary, and just joined because I really need to lose the weight. I really want to be healthier for myself and my family!! I want to have more energy to keep up with my kids. Anyway looking forward to being part of this team!! Sat, 13 Sep 2008 17:30:23 EST Just Saying hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18449595 hey classmates, <BR> It's nice to be in contact with people who embarked on this journey around the same time I did! I am really digging Spark so far! <BR> I feel bad, that I have been on it when I should be studying for my upcoming quizzes. But hey! It's like a healthy, good for you, facebook, so I can indulge I suppose. <BR> Question: Does anyone have any reccomendations for a good scale? I got one from walmart today and it just confused the hec out of me. Called" Health-... Sat, 13 Sep 2008 15:53:29 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18442812 I am Lyn and I am new to the site. I have set a goal to lose 61lbs. I am hopeful that this site will motivate me to keep going. It feels like a daunting task but I know one day at a time. Sat, 13 Sep 2008 10:21:14 EST Hi Fellow Sparkles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18429946 Hi <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say 'HI' to you all. I hope I can be as supportive to others as they have been towards me!! <BR> <BR> Shellie Fri, 12 Sep 2008 17:12:02 EST Something I need to do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18427698 I logged on to this sight late last night. The more I read and explore the sight the more impressed I get. <BR> I have been overweight most of my life. The last year or so I have hit an all time high getting over 100lbs over what I should be. My husband and family are supportive and like me just the way that I am but I am not happy with myself. Its time for a change. <BR> I am hoping to lose the weight and get healthier then I have ever been. I think the support of this sight may be ju... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:33:18 EST Minimum ammt of calories/day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18424232 Hey guys! <BR> <BR> Okay - a little background on me... Have 5 pregnancy lbs to lose & want to lose 10 - 15 more after that. However, I need to know what the minimum ammt of calories per day is... Does anyone know? For some reason - 1200 keeps popping up - but I'm finding it sorta hard to hit 1200 consistently (without adding junk food in for extra calories - and I don't want to do that either). <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 12 Sep 2008 13:05:57 EST Q: calories burnes/strength ex. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18422479 How come calories burnes shows up under cardio (on the fitness goals area) but not strength? Fri, 12 Sep 2008 12:00:08 EST Hey I'm Jen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18422313 I have tried SparkPeople before and just couldn't get myself into it, this time is different though. I am setting a more attainable goal for myself and I really think I can do it! In June of 2009 I am getting married to the man of my dreams, and I want to look and feel like a princess on our wedding day. With his support and the support of all you lovely people, I know I can do this. I know we all can do this, we are WORTH IT!! <BR> <BR> Looking forward in talking with you all! <BR> Jen Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:54:31 EST Lost 21 pounds on Atkins need to lose 6 more pound http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18421434 Hi I am Miki I lost 21 pounds on Atkins since June 28 when I went to the doctors and the scale read 161...I need to get down between 135-130 but need encouragment...this is the point where I start wanted carbs..Help Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:23:58 EST First Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18414870 Hi evryone, well it's our first week!! How's everyone doing so far? xxx :) Fri, 12 Sep 2008 07:19:38 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18408815 Hi. I just joined a few days ago. I'm looking forward to getting back on track. I was in pretty good shape a couple of years ago, then I went back to school. I've been relying too much on junk food & eating out. I'm hoping this will help me stay more disciplined. We'll see. Thu, 11 Sep 2008 21:47:47 EST Autumn Greetings All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18403719 <em>275</em> Hi everyone! It is Fall time again and a great time to start with Sparkpeople! My name is Marian and I am 39. Although I have lost weight in the past; I haven't had support groups to lean on and others to encourage me. I would love to encourage and motivate others just as I would love it if someone did it for me! I would enjoy getting to know you, so come visit my Sparkpage and introduce yourself. I will do the same. Thu, 11 Sep 2008 17:49:41 EST Hi, I'm Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18403497 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to SparkPeople. I just discovered this site yesterday. This is great. I am really glad I found it and can definitely use help. I have tried just about every weight loss program in existence, or so I thought. I am at my heaviest in my life now, and until yesterday, had still been gaining. I am 48, and a single professional. Love kids, but don't have any of my own. I have been overweight since I was 5 years old. I need to lose at least 100 pounds. Any ... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 17:40:00 EST Hello, it's my second day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18400908 <em>43</em> Thu, 11 Sep 2008 15:47:53 EST Mini Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7431x23193x18385430 Hi everyone, <BR> What is your mini victory for the week? <BR> <BR> Mine is I have managed to work out for 4 days this week AND I have stuck to 1400 cal for 3 days this week AND I have lost 2.5 pounds! <BR> <BR> I'm going to try and get up early for the next three days so I can get a workout in before work but don't know if it will happen as I'm not a morning person and I work 12 hour shifts for the next three days. <BR> <BR> So come and share your victories! <BR> <BR> Lady CJM <BR> ... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 01:03:12 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18382591 I'm new at all this. I have tried many diets but none like this one. I'm really motivated with SparkPeople on my side. I'm 38 years old and have never been so excited about loosing weight. I'm still learning about all the tools but I'm having fun doing it. <em>252</em> Wed, 10 Sep 2008 22:28:33 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18379019 Hi Everybody. I'm Stephanie. I discovered sparkpeople through another discussion board. I'm 34 single and have no kids. I work full time and go to school at night. <BR> <BR> My goal is to get serious about fitness. Although I work out on a fairly regular basis I continue to gain weight slowly but surely. <BR> <BR> My main goal is to improve my eating habits. When I put my mind to it I can eat pretty healthy but portion control has always been a problem for me. I've learned that no m... Wed, 10 Sep 2008 20:18:58 EST hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18377394 Hi everyone, I am new to this site but a friend told me about it so I decided to check it out. I am 27 yrs old and have to lose weight for health reasons. I am also a full time college student and plan to go into teaching. I am still trying to figure my way around here but just wanted to say if anyone wants to know more about me just email me :) Good luck everyone :) <BR> <BR> Tara Wed, 10 Sep 2008 18:59:41 EST Vanessa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18370974 Hi. My name is Vanessa. I am 24 and I have been slowly gaining weight since i was 16. The weight kind of crept up on me until one day i woke up and couldn't believe it was me. I think the hardest part is being active. Getting the right amount of exercise without boredom setting in. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 14:21:08 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18366462 Hi, my name is Bob and I am 42 years old. I started my own exercise program in January 2008 and went to the gym 3 times a week. In May, I won a contest at the local gym (see my page) and am now going to the gym 5 times a week BEFORE work... <BR> <BR> Weight started at 251 lbs <BR> Weight 9/10/2008 242 lbs <BR> <BR> Check my page for updates!!! <BR> <BR> bob Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:40:14 EST Q: Fitness charts (cardio/ trength) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18363876 Does anyone else not understand how to read these - or am I alone here? SO confused!?!?!?! Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:24:17 EST Questions re: fitness minutes and calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18321153 Question: Since I walk to and from the train every day (about 40 minutes total), and I walk the dog for 30 minutes most days, can I still "count" that as fitness minutes, or is that just part of active living? How do I figure that into my calorie counts? I read somewhere today that I need to subtract the calories burned from the calories I eat to make sure that I don't go below 1200. Any input? Mon, 8 Sep 2008 20:47:30 EST Day #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18320198 Hey everyone I am 30 years old that has did the weight watchers thing it worked for awhile but let me tell you once you stop well anyways I am here now, finally and and am excited to start my journey to weighing what I used to 3 years ago. <em>249</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 8 Sep 2008 20:09:02 EST hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x23193x18316487 hi there, <BR> I'm Bridget I'm 34 and live in New Zealand.I decided it's my time now to lose weight and keep it off. Mon, 8 Sep 2008 17:25:55 EST Sept 08 - Daily Calorie Burn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7430x23193x18308478 Removed. Wendy has started a challenge that tracks minutes exercised. Mon, 8 Sep 2008 12:30:48 EST CHALLENGE INFORMATION!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7430x23193x18308293 Ok, we have had a lot of people asking about challenges already. Sarah and myself will be coming up with challenges for you all soon enough! <BR> <BR> We are going to give you all some time to better acquaint yourselves with Spark People and then .. WATCH OUT!!!!!!!!! Because we will be throwing out some challenges for you all to participate in! <em>244</em> Mon, 8 Sep 2008 12:24:55 EST inches away http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7430x23193x18298385 Ok guys I am new here and needing a little motivationso i thought I would introduce this challange and see if anyone was intrested in trying it out I thought about tracking the inches lost for one month or a weekly or bi weekly post however you usually do the measurements this way we may actually see the results in the long rin I started Sp yesterday and my staring measurements are <BR> <BR> waist- 46 <BR> bust47 <BR> hips 53 <BR> neck 15 <BR> <BR> I do my measurements on a weekly basis a... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 05:02:09 EST What are your goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7430x23193x18241012 Hi again everybody! We hope that you are getting acquainted with the Spark People website! This forum will be used for challenges. <BR> <BR> Right now though, we would like for you to tell us what it is that you want to accomplish for yourself on your journey to better health. What goals do you have? Are you seeking to lose weight or looking for that buff body again... or do you just want to be healthier? Take some time to think about it and let us know!! Fri, 5 Sep 2008 14:17:04 EST Just for fun... What's in a name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7431x23193x18184978 <BR> Just copy this and paste to put in your own answers! Have fun!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car): <BR> <BR> TONTO SATURN (hand over the guitar!! LOL) <BR> <BR> 2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie): <BR> <BR> BUTTER PECAN CHOCOLATE CHIP (yeah... that's a nice gangsta name LOL) <BR> <BR> 3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name): <BR> <BR> W-GIB (yeah that's fly!!! pf... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 14:08:22 EST Help with getting started on the message boards!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x23193x18158139 Here is a link that will help you out when posting to the message boards. We encourage you to post, because it helps you to become more involved with the team and helps to form relationships! So take a peek! I promise, it won't hurt! <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=374 </link> Tue, 2 Sep 2008 16:27:14 EST