SparkPeople UK MAIN - Spark People Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=24 Welcome to Spark People and to the main UK team for new members. We are a large team as this is the Main Team for ALL UK members! Join in have fun - your country needs you!!! WELCOME! SparkPeople UK MAIN - Spark People Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=24 Exercize Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21588x24x59994616 Hi, any males in the North Wales area want to team up? I am a 59 year old looking to get fit in the new year. I eat healthily and don't smoke or drink, but i lack the motivation to make the start. I had a back operation in April 2014 so a 6 month rest was a good thing, but now i need to get on. Phil Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:33:17 EST Hello From Scotland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x59569043 Hi from Scotland Just posted an introduction on the main boards so thought I'd Post one here to. Sorry it's basically the same post but not much more I can add but looking forward to using the site <BR> <BR> Hello, Just thought I'd introduce myself over the past 18 months I have lost 145 pounds on another site and have just come across here to continue my progress. Over the past 18 months I have become an avid runner so I run a lot. I am the full time carer for my sick and disabled wife and ... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:40:13 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x59425547 Hi everyone I was part of spark people years ago but life took over and in trying again. <BR> <BR> Here I am for a new start, we have a gorgeous toddler And I want to spend this autumn running in the park and getting home for home baked treats, not sitting on the sofa (where I am now!!!) <BR> <BR> I have a big social event in 28 days and got the spark book yesterday so hoping this autumn can be the transformation our little family needs &#128516; Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:47:36 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x59254330 Hi im new on here and am hopin to lose 35 lb by may and could do with some advice Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:51:06 EST whats on near you next weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x59147941 We are always looking for places to go at the weekend with Mum in Law and the kids we care for (respite carers) So if you know of any events or places of interest near you I am sure that I and many others would appreciate hearing about it here Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:22:07 EST newbie saying hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x59081875 Hi everyone, I'm Colleen,41, from Grimsby, a serial dieter for many years but i have never counted calories! <BR> I have around 7 stone to loose, so today i started my journey, I actually walked the school run instead of driving... a big first for me :). <BR> I've got lots of lessons to learn and I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone. <BR> xxxx <BR> Mon, 8 Sep 2014 13:19:39 EST Brand New! London Folk Weight Loss Meet Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x59031475 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Anyone in the London area up for weight loss activities? Give me a shout! <BR> <BR> Chloé <BR> <BR> X Wed, 3 Sep 2014 13:16:01 EST I REALLY NEED TO DO THIS BUT AM SCARED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58859621 Hello - I am a 'slightly older' lady who has let herself go due to ill health and need some support please!!!! I am also willing to give support to anyone else who needs it. This is my first visit to any site like this and really don't know what to do or say. Please help!!! <BR> <BR> Thank you Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:18:20 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58856969 Hi guys. I am new here and looking forward to making it work this time. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:46:06 EST Newbie switching from Slimming World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58795729 Hi everyone, I decided to join Spark people as I need a change from SW. Fed up with getting the highs and lows of eating too many carbs and not seeing results on scales, just eating too much. Also feeling deprived of things I love/ social events. Got about 3 stone to lose. Never done calorie monitoring before. Ideally want low carb diet as think that will help the cravings. Can anyone recommend the right % of carbs? Sun, 10 Aug 2014 04:35:42 EST New to this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58733893 Hi my name is Michelle I'm 42 and have over 56 lbs to lose. I live alongside a rare bone condition and fibromyalgia. My goal is to be healthier in body and mind and reduce the meds I'm on. I could do with all the help you can give. <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone, Michelle xx Sun, 3 Aug 2014 20:59:59 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58690955 So I'm Alison and I just joined SP today. I was automatically put into this team and I thought I would check it out. <BR> <BR> Please take a look at my page for more details on why I'm here and what I want to achieve, but in summary I want to lose 70lbs and I am going to achieve this slowly but surely! <BR> <BR> I hope to get to know some of you soon. Have a great evening! <BR> <BR> Alison x Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:31:37 EST Hi From Scotland!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58686411 <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> Hey folks <BR> <BR> New here and wanted to say hi! Already lost 135lbs in 13 months now looking to shift the last 30-40lbs so that's why i'm here! <BR> <BR> Feel free to say hi! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:18:32 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58671418 I am new here. I joined because I want to live a healthier lifestyle without going on a 'diet'. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:17:44 EST Hi originally from UK and returning soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58657545 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I hope you don't mind me joining the UK forum but that is where I am from and will be returning to. <BR> <BR> I am working in Spain at the moment and in the 2 years I have been here I have put on 2 stone! Add to that I have reached the 60 year old milestone and I have to get my life back on track. <BR> <BR> I should be returning to the UK in about 2 years time but don't want to put on another 2 stone before I do! <BR> <BR> At the moment I am trying to find my way around... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:54:54 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58608903 Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm new here and relieved to find that there are others from the UK using this. <BR> <BR> Has anyone had any success with it so far? is much more intense than fitness pal. <BR> <BR> I'm a 35yr old female have 90lbs to lose and feel very daunted by that. I struggled with depression for a couple of years and put a lot of weight on in that time. I now am ready to start reversing the damage which Im hoping will have other positive health effects also. <BR> <BR> I am ba... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:51:48 EST Hi there to everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58602234 Hi Cheers for the invitations. I hope you can keep me motivated! I do well at the start then the usual happens, I get down and can't be bothered. So I've got nothing to lose weight for except myself now. No weddings, big parties nowt. So the biggest reason I do have if for myself. I think that maybe motivation enough. But please keep me on track and do my nut in if I lose the plot or you don't hear from me in a while. 1st day done and dusted and feeling good. So cheers again everybody x <BR> ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:59:44 EST Can I read while http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x58521263 I pedal an exercise bike? Will it affect my cycling effort? Trying to fit my daily bible readings and my exercise into my time before work in the morning!!!! Breakfast I can carry and have at my leisure in the train. The first train is always quite so I generally get a seat with a table. Muesli is ok with the milk added before bedtime the night before. <BR> <BR> Not back to work till Wednesday this week but I am going to experiment with water intake the three days I will be there to see ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:47:31 EST How many http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x58509795 of my exercise calories should I eat? <BR> My normal allowable range is 1200-1550 cals <BR> I have eaten 1267, but I have done 470 cals in the exercise bike. Should I eat some of these or can I realistically stop eating now? <BR> I have not had much success in the past Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:26:58 EST Hello, I've come to re-join the human race, hehe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58504175 <em>524</em> <BR> I have been on sparks for a long time, well on and off, mostly off. but i thought i'd give it another go. <BR> <em>249</em> again <BR> I have about 100 lbs to lose, my health is really poor, i'm tired all the time and i have clinical depression. In fact I've hidden myself away from the world for about a year now, so that the only people i see on a regular basis is my husband and daughter. so i have no real friends (which is something i did to myself) and no support ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:42:46 EST 1 pound a week challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2354x24x58463659 I started at 14 stone 13.5 pounds yesterday, and my goal is to lose at least a pound a week until I'm at goal. Anyone want to join me and weigh in here each week on whatever your normal weigh-in day is? Tue, 8 Jul 2014 03:15:44 EST hiya http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58438639 Hi all <BR> <BR> I'm new not sure what to say and feel a bit of an oddball being here, joined as it was the only site that has given me ways to gain and not lose weight. <BR> <BR> I'm a 32 mum of 5 kids with one who has special needs and have been struggling to find time to look after myself more as so far I've not done a great job when it comes to me.but i want and need to be as fit and healthy as possible. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2014 17:08:57 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58418935 Hello everyone. <BR> <BR> I joined the forum a couple of weeks ago thought I'd introduce myself here. I'm very nearly 50 years old and I have ME. This makes exercising while losing weight a big problem. I'm making changes toward a diet that can be helpful for people with my condition,as well as wanting to lose 42 pounds if I can. <BR> <BR> I have in the past eaten when stressed, tired, bored, you name it. I don't do that much now, but find preparing the right things difficult when I am f... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 13:47:27 EST How to set up your own fast break streaks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2354x24x58417043 If you hover on “my trackers”, click on “other goals”, click on “add/remove fast break goals”, you will get three lists. One is to do with nutrition, one is fitness, and one is motivation. Click on a maximum of 1 thing from each list that you want to do every day. I chose go for a walk, read something motivational, and don’t snack in the evenings. The aim is to do it every single day, and see how many days you can go. <BR> <BR> Tick each day that you do it under “other goals”. If you ... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:36:47 EST I am trying a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x58413612 of exerccise I will report back. <BR> i am taking a new view on weight loss and will be logging but not tracking my food while adding exercise (couch potato me) to see over a couple of weeks if that does anything. <BR> I am also going to try to fit in ME-time thoughthat could be hard. <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 02:07:58 EST I will do it this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58408454 Hi I am Nan (59) from Fife in Scotland. <BR> I ave re-joined Sparkpeople for the last time. I have been on and off here more times than I can remember. Recently it has been an effort to last even 2 weeks without falling off the wagon. Trouble is I comfort eat. Bury myself in sugar every time the going gets rough. <BR> Boredom at work is a trigger and I cannot just get up and walk away. (not for another 6 months when I retire) <BR> Frustration at home is the main other trigger. We lost dad ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 14:38:14 EST Exercise you enjoy most & exercise you do most? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21588x24x58402554 What exercise do you do most, and what exercise do you enjoy doing most? <BR> <BR> I love walking outdoors and that is my main form of exercise. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 02:12:31 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58350633 Hi, I am starting my T25 focus today, yoohoo! Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:11:54 EST Hi All : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58307668 Hi All, <BR> <BR> Joined again a few months ago but finally going to do things properly. <BR> <BR> Good Luck to everyone, hope we all achieve our dreams : ) <BR> <BR> Sarah Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:32:50 EST NEWBEE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58267977 Hey friends! So I'm new to this outlet but I just wanted to reach out and introduce myself! I'm Anne and I'm excited to embark on this journey to a healthier me! I'm looking to use this site as a support group more than anything else, and I think I came to the right place! I look forward to sharing some experiences and hopefully successes with you! :D Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:02:25 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x58041726 Hiya :) <BR> <BR> Joined Sparkpeople tonight, so very new. <BR> <BR> I'm in the UK, Midlands. <BR> <BR> Sorry it's so short, I'm not sure what to write lol Thu, 29 May 2014 18:36:03 EST Reaching the sticky point.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57916563 I re-started with Spark in March and have lost nine pounds since. I have a habit of getting close to a stone lost and falling by the way side. Although over the last year I have been consistent more often than not and the diet changes and exercise are starting to feel like every day. <BR> <BR> I just need to avoid emotional eating and break through the initial loss. <BR> <BR> Hoping to kick start some support here and looking forward to helping out where I can. <BR> <BR> Happy Weekend... Sun, 18 May 2014 17:32:30 EST New to England and need a buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57873407 Hello everyone, <BR> My family and I just moved to England a few months ago (from the USA) for my husband's work. I'm 45 and need to lose over 100 lbs. I live near Oundle (near Peterborough). I would love to have some friends and join some teams. Also, can someone please tell me how to add the little weight loss tape to the bottom of the post? Thanks, Christa. Wed, 14 May 2014 16:39:42 EST I'm just starting my story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57861574 My name is Kat. I'm 24 and overweight. I've always struggled with weightloss. I work as a waitress so i run around a lot and i still can't lose any weight. I'm hoping that people who are in a similar position or who were can give me an idea of how to start my journey to a slimmer me. <BR> <BR> In January I weighed 196 pounds (14 stone) <BR> Today Tue 13 May 2014 I weigh 189 pounds (13.5 stone) <BR> My Goal weight is: 154 pounds (11 stone) <BR> 11 stone will be the lightest I have been in a d... Tue, 13 May 2014 16:59:25 EST Mini Break-advice please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x57599450 So, I realised I haven't had a holiday away from home in about 3 years and I think I am overdue! I've gotten impatient with waiting for friends to have a space free for me, and I've decided to bite the bullet and just go away on my own at the end of May. I'm keeping it in the UK-but I can't decide between Wales or Scotland. Can anyone offer up any ideas for me? Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:53:08 EST Looking for buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57469235 Hi! I just joined Spark People yesterday and am looking for buddies. <BR> <BR> I'm 50 years old, and weigh 14 stone 10.5 pounds. <BR> <BR> I have about 56.5 pounds to lose to get to my goal of 150 pounds. <BR> <BR> I'm 5'6" and have to stay within 1200-1550 calories to get to goal by 10th May 2015 (that's if I lose 1 pound a week) <BR> <BR> Anyone want to join me on this journey? <BR> <BR> If you add me as a friend, I'll add you back. <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:28:12 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57403543 Hi, my name is Andi, I'm a 36 year old mum of three currently living in Hull. I have a lot of weight to lose and to give me motivation I have signed up to do the race for life in July1 Last night I "installed" the Paul McKenna hypnotic gastric band, which thus far sems to be working much to my surprise! Feel free to add me as a friend :) Sun, 6 Apr 2014 05:26:03 EST In need of guidance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57397186 My profile has been created today after I have finally hit rock bottom. I am 18 years old and I weigh 198lbs. I had an incredibly active childhood and I have slowly drifted out of sport and exercise, over the past few months I have noticed myself getting bigger but avoided facing the reality of my destructive path. I feel right now very weak and in desperate need of someone to help me give me a boost/advice or any genuine help, please!! Sat, 5 Apr 2014 14:40:52 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57331765 Hi, just joined the spark community. Looking to shed at least 40 lbs. Interested in horses and nature. Any friends would be most welcome. Thx Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:26:58 EST need to do this finally!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57299415 Hi <BR> I have been struggling with mt weight for years, i had my son 4 years ago and have never lost my baby weight, i have tried different things, i realise now at my age 44 that i need to get fit and loose some weight has i am am very very unhappy about it, its like a dead weight, i look pregnant !!! its ruining my life, please help: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:44:00 EST Big Burn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x57281852 I've just posted this in the London group but thought I'd drop by here too in case anyone else fancies going to the Big Burn event at the end of May? I think they've only just started advertising it: <BR> http://www.bigburn.co.uk/about.html <BR> <BR> It's not cheap for just a class/expo but I think it would be an amazing atmosphere. I haven't got my ticket yet but hoping to soon. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:39:33 EST Grocery List For The Week??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x57253500 Continuing my exploration of the SP site I came across the, "Grocery list for the week" tool. I thought this may be very useful to me. I presumed I would be able to get a weekly shopping list based on any past week of my Nutrition Tracking but this does not seem to be the case. <BR> <BR> Has anyone used this tool; can anyone explain how it works? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:18:03 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57253150 Hi there <BR> have just rejoined spark people after a massive break. Didnt make use of the forums last time I was a member and lost interest quickly. I have decided to make full use of the site after realising I have around 80 pounds to lose and am rapidly approaching forty. Not sure about adding spark friends yet but if anyone wants to add me as a friend for motivation and encouragement then please feel free <em>41</em> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:46:56 EST Hi I'm from Medway, Kent http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57252000 HI all, I started Spark 2 days ago and am trying to get through all the trackers and help on here. The thing that is bothering me is that, after being a couch potato for over 30 years I have just started walking, just around the block a couple of times early in the morning each day, it takes about 15 minutes and I plan to increase that soon, I weighed myself and have put on 2lb although my 'walking trousers' feel a bit looser, not much but I cannot work out if I have put on weight how my cl... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:58:23 EST time Zone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x57249253 I have noticed that if I try to log anything from 11:30 pm onwards then it records the info as if I was starting a new day. Has anyone else experienced this? Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:32:53 EST Yorkshire lass :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57173455 Hi all <BR> <BR> I live in Yorkshire, and am enjoying the site so far. <BR> My aim is to lose a stone, but am happy to lose more if I can! <BR> <BR> Talk to you all soon :) Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:45:18 EST Trev from Devon would like to share his music with http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x57169962 Hi all fellow Brits and hopefully music lovers, <BR> <BR> I don't know if I am the only composer in sparkpeople but I have yet to see anybody else load up any of their work into a blog. I only found out a week ago that I could do this so I have chosen to add some of my work in my blogs. <BR> <BR> I feel that music can be used as a terrific motivator be it fast upbeat to move to, slow and tranquil to chillout to and everything in between. It certainly can contribute to a healthier lifestyl... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:51:55 EST Hey All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57155027 Hi Everyone, <BR> hope you are all doing great, iam Eyies.live in the Uk and work as a manager at a GP surgery. I love reading i love peice and quite,love walking trekking, anything adventurous. decided that i want to start getting health and treat my body right. i wanted to set myself chalanges as i want to tone up y body and strenghtent it too,. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:40:56 EST HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x57143429 I'm feeling really down. Weighed in and I've either lost only 0.3/4 pound or nothing at all.... Weighted myself yesterday and I had lost 0.3/4 pounds, disappointed I decided to weigh myself again this morning... regained the 0.3/4... what's going on? <BR> <BR> I've been very good all week, stuck to my allocated calories and done my daily 20/30 minute walk plus 45 minute swim, twice a week.... This is where I normally give up and have a nice slice of chocolate cake, or a packet,... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 05:28:26 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57136928 I am new to this team but not to Spark. I live in Malta but was born in London. I am hoping to lose some weight this year, before my 60th birthday. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:44:53 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57127371 I hope that it isn't weird that an American joined a UK team...I'm obsessed with the UK and one of my goals when I lose my weight is to go on a trip the UK. <BR> <BR> My name is Jennifer, and I have a goal to lose 200+ pounds. I currently live in North Carolina, but I feel in my heart that my home is England. (One day!!!!) <BR> <BR> Can someone tell me which thread we use for daily conversation? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:32:36 EST Hi From A Midlands Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57096516 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been a member of Sparks People for a while now, but sadly could never stay on track and never put the work in I should have done. I gave up smoking nearly six years ago which I couldn't have done without the help of an online support group. I am now hoping to find the support I need to help me ditch the fat here at Sparks People. <BR> <BR> I am married we recently celebrated our Golden Wedding Anniversary by driving to Sicily. We have 4 grown up chil... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:03:57 EST I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57049534 Hi <BR> <BR> I'm Graham from London I'm 56 <BR> <BR> I registered with this website 4 years ago and lost 27 pounds but I'm back to 15 stone 7 and need some kind of change <BR> <BR> mainly I'm concerned now about health issues rather than looking better or fitting into clothes etc. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of heart disease and diabetes in my family and the fatal heart attacks of relatives (3 last year) make me feel a cardiac arrest is coming towards me with alarming speed across the family ... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:42:06 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x57042124 Thanks to all of you that sent me welcoming emails - much appreciated. <BR> I've only been on SP for a week but finding it great. Looking forward to exploring the many parts of SP, losing some wight and getting fitter (very slowly as i'm in my 70s) <BR> <BR> <em>665</em> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 15:42:04 EST Hello!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56975531 Hello, nice to meet you all. <BR> <BR> I have come on here to motivate myself and maybe I can help some people out too. <BR> <BR> I have already lost 35 pounds and I have 60 more to go. <BR> <BR> I have nearly finished couch to 5k and I can jog for 25 minutes. <BR> <BR> I stop smoking on 25th May 2013 <BR> <BR> I am hoping to do a race for life on 25th May 2014 <BR> <BR> I am dealing with past life abuse but I am on the way to a better life. <BR> <BR> I have recently came out as a le... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:21:17 EST Spark Shop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x56971945 Is there anyone who has bought items from the Spark Peoples shop? If so what were the posting and packing details? I want to purchace things but not sure of the extra cost. <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 2 Mar 2014 09:10:06 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56905518 ....ok this is hard.....I'm 45 next month and have now faced up to my 100kg. I'm finding the day to day things hard and get out of breath. I would like to keep up with my kids and loose a bit. I'm good with the food and healthy cooking but by the evening I have lost all energy for any exercise. Anybody got any tips. Thank you! Anni :) Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:12 EST Hi my name is Sharisse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56881010 Hey everyone I'm Sharisse,just joined today :) hoping to lose 50lbs and make some friends along the way..thought I'd introduce myself, I'm 43 and mum to 9 wonderful kids who all keep me very busy, I guess along the way I lost who I am and forgot to take care of me lol so now I'm hoping to lose weight and get back to being me x Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:47:18 EST Finding it tough!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56844274 Hi, I have been on 1200 calories for a month and have been religiously weighing my food and not cheating, recording every single thing I have eaten, and have lost only three pounds! I have taken up running on my treadmill and do twenty minutes two or three times a week, other than that I am fairly sedentary at work. given that I used to eat about 1200 calories a meal I am really surprised I am not losing weight faster to be honest... I am trying to stay positive but the lack of weight loss i... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:03:15 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56788725 Hi I am Sarah and I have just joined - not sure what happens next as I came across this site by accident, but I want those 100 lb over the next year Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:50:45 EST I'm new to Sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56780780 Hello, I'm Jasmin. I have always struggled with my weight since I was a child. I am only 19 now though! I have lost weight in the past - I lost about 20lbs in the summer after I finished school but there were no distractions. Now I'm trying to lose weight when I'm living away from home at university. It's much harder because I hate cooking. And I'm a very bad snacker! My main goal is just to feel healthier and like my body. And it's going to be a struggle! <BR> <BR> Any support on this journ... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 06:01:34 EST temptation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x56719124 hello , iv only been doing this a week and so far iv lost 1 pound , but there's always temptation , my husband and my children love having the odd treat , choccy bar or pack of crisps , and even tho my husband knows i really want to cut down , whenever he has something he always offers me some , and its getting harder to say no ta , i do have will power but that can only take me so far , i feel i need a verbal boot up the bum to keep on the right path , and any advice is welcome <em>24</em>... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:16:36 EST Week 1 weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x56692568 Mornin everyone thanks all for the lovely welcomes. You'll never guess what happened this morning? I had my weekly weigh in AND I have lost 5lbs! 5 whole lbs! I am absolutely over the moon, don't know if you can tell <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> This is a big thing for me, having convinced myself in recent months ( and after numerous attempts at diets) that I can't do it, it seems that when I track what I eat and exercise I can! Strange that eh? <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone else is d... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 07:15:36 EST Hi I'm Shakira http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56643305 I live in London, hope you all have a good day Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:17:21 EST Anyone doing WeightWatchers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x56632506 Just wondering what your favourite recipes/meals are? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:08:03 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56619536 Hello all I'm new to message boards but just wanted to pop in and say hi. Joined years ago, had a half hearted attempt and never returned. This time is different, no more diets! Just a gradual change to a healthy lifestyle. Have spent a lot of time today really looking round the site and tracking all my food. I feel strangely optimistic <em>334</em> Fit and healthy here I come!javascript:void(0) Sun, 2 Feb 2014 18:18:21 EST Hi. My name is Fran. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56575191 HI! My name is Fran. Just joined on here. Want to loose another 70 lbs. . I have lost 45 already but have stopped again and need some help getting back on it! Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:08:54 EST Make friends with your food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56524046 This blog by Pam is a must-read for all Spark people. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Pam has asked that those of us who agree with her ideas, kindly pass it on to all our teams and friends. <BR> <BR> thank you! <BR> <BR> please copy this link into your browser <BR> <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo <BR> urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604929 <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:25:36 EST Hi hi and HELP :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56522269 Hello fellow UK peeps <BR> <BR> I'm new to this site and am just finding my way around the place so if I make any standard newbie errors apologies. <BR> <BR> So a bit about me - well I'm a bit embarrassed really. I am having a hard time dealing with the amount of weight I have put on in the past few years and the negative changes in my lifestyle. Currently, I need to lose at least 4 stone :(. <BR> <BR> I use to be very active and fit. I was an athlete, dancer and yoga enthusiast until a... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:36:07 EST Hi to all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56517625 <em>58</em> <em>9</em> <em>30</em> I am new here. I really like this website and I am ready to learn how live a healthier lifestyle Sun, 26 Jan 2014 05:09:07 EST New and already struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56456831 (Cross posted on main forum cos didn't know about UK one) <BR> <BR> Hi, I'm Nic. 28yr old female in the UK. Started using this site a couple of days ago to help me lose at least 5 stone this year. Completely changed the way I'm eating and been religiously filling out my trackers. But despite feeling like I'm eating loads of fruit, veg, fish and meat....I'm coming up short on recommended calories everyday. Is this a problem? I was always led to believe that filling up on fruit and veg is a go... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:59:06 EST New today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x56398232 Hi Uk Im a very newbie, still dont know my way around the site, but I will get there. I live east yorkshire, near Hull. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:30:58 EST Hey, Im caraflo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56378601 Hey, I'm caraflo and I'm trying to lose 10 pounds in 5 weeks as im going on holiday! I currently weight 180 pounds so I know its gunna be tough! really need some motivation! Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:06:41 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56355744 Hi, <BR> <BR> I had lost 42 lbs now i've put 14 back on. I have severe depression that has been with me for years, right now i feel awful, it's a chore just to get out of bed in the morning, but I am trying. I want to go back to losing and exercising. <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone!!!! <BR> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 07:16:25 EST Hi to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56354851 Hi <BR> <BR> I am returning to Sparkpeople having gained some weight but am motivated to get back to continue losing and feeling healthier and fitter. I look forward to being in contact with those who want to befriend me to discuss and support one another . Any new starters who want a buddy please get in contact. I have lots to loose so need support. <BR> <BR> Lynne <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:42:41 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56326054 Hi <BR> <BR> I'm quite new to this. I've tried a number of ways to lose weight over the years and been quite successful, but it keeps creeping back on and I want to find a way to keep it off and stay healthy. <BR> <BR> As most of us do I have a busy job and family with two teenage children who seem to view me as on call whenever they need something, so my needs have come quite low down the list and I'm working towards changing this. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to progressing and achievin... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 04:50:49 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56312915 I am 58 years of age and I share a house with a wonderful husband. We have 2 lovely daughters, a great son in law and a beautiful granddaughter. <BR> <BR> I have had a weight problem all my life. I had lost almost 4 stone in the last 18 months but it is slowly going back on again, so this is the first thing that I have to deal with this year. If I weigh in stones and pounds I get cross because I know I used to be lighter than that, so this year I am weighing in kilos and I am not going ... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 03:26:59 EST looking for friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56301437 hi im Sarah im 35 and I live in lowestoft which is a seaside town near Norwich in my mid 20's i was 280 pounds and I never eat any fruit or veg just had full sugared drinks,crisps,chocolate and fish and chips every night one day I could not get up the stairs as was so out of breath so decided to change my eating habits and to start to go for walks I lost about 60 pounds but have not lost any more so I decided to join spark people im looking for friends to help keep me motivated Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:08:17 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56259601 Hi there, <BR> <BR> I've only just come across this website so I thought I'd join up and make myself accountable! <BR> <BR> I'm a very lazy person by default, so I'm making a point of being more active & healthy this year! <BR> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:42:17 EST Ready for a better lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56225061 Hiya, <BR> <BR> I'm Jenny from Scotland (originally from Boston), and am very much wanting to get back to a healthier me once my flu goes away. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:25:12 EST thyroid problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56222018 Hi I'm finding it hard to loose weight as I have a under active thyroid. any advice will be grateful Thanks. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 05:49:03 EST New Year, new me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56211485 Hello people! I am new here (joined New Year's day). This year I am determined to lose 30 lb, stop smoking, get fit, and get ready for a very significant birthday, my half century! I live in the UK and have two children and one grandson. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:35:51 EST Blasphemedora Vs the Plank http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56178971 Hi all, <BR> just# a quick email to say im not new to dieting but am new to the support system started this up last year and never used it ...this year no resolutions just small goals set ...e.g. The Plank, some of you may know this exercise ...i refer to it as goddamnmot#@"4!. I wish you all good luck in the war on weight ...but remember don't beat yourself up if you hit the choc biccy's as they say tomorrow is a new day :) Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:47:26 EST Trying..... .....again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56176227 Ok, 62 this month and still overweight! Think I was last at a good weight mid forties. Seriously fed up of giving myself endless excuses for eating just that last piece of pie/cake/trifle etc.. I've never joined a forum before so here goes! Wish me luck (but what I really need is willpower)! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 06:07:25 EST Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56148022 Hello everyone...I am joining SparkPeople as a way of helping me commit to a weight loss programme this year. It all seems pretty daunting at the moment and I cried when I stepped on the scales today and actually saw what weight I am...although it is no surprise! .I will be 50 in June this year and want to do something exciting as a celebration. I have no idea how to use this site, but would love to share this journey with others going through a similar thing in their lives, giving and r... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 08:31:30 EST coke Zero http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x56147578 Hi SP can anyone tell me if it's Ok to drink Coke Zero ? I have 1 or 2 glasses per day. All the American's say is don't drink soda, I'm confused. Thanks Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:55:04 EST January Jumpstart Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2354x24x56140581 Just thought I'd signpost this challenge, it's ideal for new starters and also for people (like me) who've been around for a while but are looking to shake things up and get shot of those mince pies. <BR> It's suitable for everyone - all ages, sizes and fitness levels, it lasts for 28 days and you can start it whenever you're ready on the link below. <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/challeng<BR>e_detail.asp?challenge=10 </link> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:41:22 EST Christmas and New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x56135206 just wishing everyone a very Happy New Year, and with hope and determination we will succeed. I have had a very good Christmas with lots of food and Gin and Tonics, but at the back of my mind was a voice and it spoke of enjoyment with moderation. Over December I have maintained my weight and I'm delighted. Looking forward to 2014 and buying smaller clothes as all of mine are gradually going to the charity shops, and I'm getting desperate for something to wear. Happy New Year Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:19:46 EST new and clueless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56134865 hi there everyone.Im Rozzadee and new to this site and have no idea how to use it or get around,im not on facebook and would like to keep away from them as always get unwanted attention.But I would like to know how I can get the site to work for me and help to get food wise and find out what foods I can eat that are low cal.as I need to loose 2 plus stones as quickly and safely as I can.Your help would be much appricated Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:54:10 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56100520 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Im new to Sparkpeople and i am ready to start changing my lifestyle to become a healthier person! <BR> <BR> I am obese but i am not looking to be 'skinny', i just want to be healthier and generally a lot fitter than i am at the moment. I am keen to start new things and have recently enrolled at my local gym as a starting point. My first class is tomorrow! Wish me luck haha <BR> <BR> :) Fri, 27 Dec 2013 06:05:05 EST Christmas Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x56070314 I just wanted to wish all my fellow UK Sparkers a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. <BR> <BR> Hope you all stay safe in the current storms. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:01:34 EST Scottish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x56031798 hi <BR> <BR> I'm Les and live in Scotland <BR> <BR> anyone else from here?? xox Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:39:07 EST Hey, i'm new :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55936998 Hey, i'm an 18 year old girl from the Uk and i have came on here as i currently 112 kg and I hope i can get to 86 kg,so i just want to know how have you guys found it, and have you scene weight loss? :-) xx Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:42:02 EST New :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55824979 Hi everyone :) I'm Daisy, 22 from Devon. I really need a big kick up the bum - I need to lose some weight as I have gradually put on over the years, being comfortable and happy in a long term relationship, with a boyfriend who likes to cook [he was a chef]. He can eat and stay trim, but I cannot, and I've always loved my food! I also have an office job of just sitting all day. <BR> I'm 5'10 and always been a bit bigger, which I'm fine with - but I've put on about 2 stone / 28 pounds and I nee... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 11:59:32 EST introduction to a new team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55810849 Hello Uk SP, <BR> I am a 24hr residential carer for a lovely old gentleman, I work 3 weeks on and 3 weeks off. During my "off time " I go home to Spain to see my husband of 42 years (I'm 61yrs old) - we have lived over in Spain nearly 13 years and love it. We have 2 sheep, 3 cats and 2 dogs all are rescue pets and 2 sons back in Yorkshire. <BR> I have high blood pressure and cholesterol and I'm on medication for it, since joining SP I have lost 5kg ( +2kg previous) . I have received support ... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 06:36:19 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55750284 I really need some support and the motivational tools are going to be really useful. <em>213</em> <BR> I'm 47 and pre diabetic. I've tried WW and slimmers world with some success. I'm looking for a new way to get fit and healthy and keep the weight off. I lose motivation very easily and put all the weight back on plus some more. I stumbled across this site and it's seems impressive. I'm looking to link in with others to help keep me on goal. Good luck everyone. Sun, 24 Nov 2013 11:38:05 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55623770 Hello, <BR> my name is Zuzana and I live in London. I've been overweight for long time but I got fed up and decided that I need to do something about it to change it. :) I did well. I lost about 10kg in less than one year. But then my weight stayed same for some time and I got frustrated. I am back on track now. I want to get in shape and live healthier lifestyle. I am here for support , motivation and advice. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:36:46 EST hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55598193 Hi, just thought I'd say hello. New to here but not to the weight loss. <BR> I did a pretty good job of losing about 6.5st in 6 months but then I hit that brick wall where nothing I did made a difference, so my motivation faded. Spent the last year just hovering around the same weight, lose a couple of pounds, gain a couple etc. I did at least make sure I didn't put it all back on. <BR> I think keeping track of everything I'm doing on here and seeing what others are doing will help get that ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:40:44 EST WHO IS INTERESTED? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x55581537 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> At present only the States and Canada can purchase items in the shop. <BR> <BR> I was just wondering who is interested in purchasing the spark tracker device? <BR> <BR> Or has anyone purchased it through amazon.com <BR> <BR> Have a great day <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 07:42:01 EST Day 1......and counting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55561902 Hello all, <BR> This is my 1st day to try and claim back some controle of my out of controle eating habbits. In the past year I have gone from a UK size 10 to a 16 and have to date tried every diet going, only to find myself eating more as I feel such a failer when gaining the odd poubd or 2 which as we all know adds on a few more pounds...and so the cycle continues. <BR> I am so down about it all, especially where as only a couple of years ago I was 6 stone lighter, training in the gym 3-4 ... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 09:31:43 EST Looking for Some Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55558202 Back on the site full force looking for some support and motivation to get off the last six pounds. Any help, hints, stories, solutions are greatly appreciated!!! Thu, 7 Nov 2013 23:34:50 EST Hello! Looking for a buddy for no-cheat November! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55554275 Hi there. I'm new around here, but I figured I'd jump right in. :) <BR> <BR> Just like it says on the title, I'm looking for somebody to help with mutual motivation over the rest of the month. I've spontaneously decided to try to eat awesome over the next few weeks. Something of an experiment, to see if I can. For me, no cheat November means no sweets, lots of veggies and protein and low fat/carbs. Not necessarily counting calories, but paying attention to my intake and being careful with wh... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 17:58:02 EST SPARK ACTIVITY TRACKER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x55525000 Hiya <BR> <BR> does anyone know if you can buy the 'Spark Activity Tracker' in the UK? <BR> <BR> thank you Tue, 5 Nov 2013 10:44:22 EST Pedometers & CV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21588x24x55503177 I've recently got myself a pedometer and I know the recommendation is 10000 steps a day. If I go to the gym and use CV machines or go out cycling do I still need to aim for 10000 steps as I'm finding it takes quite a lot of time to achieve this. (I aim for 150 mins aerobic exercise per week). <BR> Tessa Sun, 3 Nov 2013 18:43:39 EST New to Spark People after trying EVERYTHING else! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55483535 Hi there, I've just discovered this site and am hoping it will help me to find the support and motivation I need to shift the 50 pounds or so I need to lose. I'm 47 and over the last 30 years or so I have: counted calories, counted fat units, been to Slimming World, Weight Watchers and Rosemary Conley, done the Atkins diet, done meal replacements, done the grapefruit and egg diet, done 5:2/intermittent fasting, bought magazines and followed meal plans out of them, joined other online slimming... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 03:10:47 EST I AM BACK!! July771 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55453667 I have recently started shopping in Aldi again & when I go past the banners it says "You know you should get your 5 a day"? Why not pick from our range of fruits! Aldi Store is narrow but quiet & nice. Not like the other big supermarkets or noisey. Oh all Aldis own brand! My husband birthday next week 40! No no party going out for a meal on Saturday his birthday is Tuesday. My dad decided against a party! Any how a nice quiet Meal with my family parents & sister & partner. Glad really that we... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:52:35 EST Hey there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55440554 Hello all!!!! <BR> New here & hoping to shift some of my post surgery weight as had a hysterectomy in june & have piled the weight on from being inactive during my recovery Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:02:46 EST hello sparkle people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55420099 hi I am james new lost 28pounds never give up another 14pounds to go Mon, 28 Oct 2013 06:38:04 EST hi im dave http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55397126 from yorkshire..overweight..over age..over blood pressure..over sugar level and not fit...BUT we aint gonna stay that way!! o no we are gonna reverse everything!!! <BR> im gonna get younger! fitter! better looking (i know its a tall order innit:D)slimmer and dynamic but til then i need you help!!!! <BR> <BR> help me reach my goal ill help you reach your goal!...deal? Sat, 26 Oct 2013 00:06:35 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55396421 Hi there, My name is Lamya, i am a 20 year old student and I have been overweight for as long as I can remember. I am constantly suffering from the legendary yo-yo diet and I have been stuck in a rut for ages. I have just joined and i hope that this attempt will work. At the moment I weigh 130kgs, and I am hopeful that I will succeed. Also, I am looking for a diet buddy- so if anyone is interested please let me know! Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:44:45 EST Low calorie pub drinks; please recommend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x55390546 Hi there team! <BR> <BR> hope everything here is fine for you :) <BR> <BR> I've given up drinking wine (or any alcohol) and don't really know what to order in pubs and restaurants, save diet coke/pepsi, which I don't much like. <BR> <BR> I don't like sweetness nor bitterness and I get quite enough water. :) Any ideas? what's your favourite non-alcoholic, low calorie tipple? <BR> <BR> Mia Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:16:15 EST Hey :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55359575 New to this, cant wait to see the changes in the next few months feeling positive :) Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:41:57 EST HERE GOES, LESS WEIGHT MORE ESTEEM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55295805 I AM HOPING TO LOSE 8POUND IN A MONTH AND JUST SET THESE GOALS RATHER THAN FOCUSING ON MY MAIN GOAL WHICH IS TO LOSE 4STONE. <BR> HOPE TO MEET SOME ON-LINE BUDDIES FOR TIPS AND MUTUAL SUPPORT. <BR> TAKE CARE FOR NOW, HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON. <BR> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:08:45 EST A little bit about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55248804 Hi, I’m Tanvee, I’m in my twenties. I was overweight for most of my life; I entered the gym for the first time when I was 24. All my life I wanted to become ‘thin’ but it took me a lot of time to actually start working towards my fitness. I had all the possible unhealthy habits you can think of (I hated exercise, I loved snacking and junk food was how I bonded with T, I would get up in the middle of the night just to eat). The only reason I ever wanted to lose weight was to wear nice clothes... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:14:17 EST uk food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55238395 Hello, I have just joined SP and I think it's fab, just by logging in my daily food intake I can see where I've been going wrong. I just find it difficult to find the UK foods listed, and not many are homemade dishes, any tips? <BR> many thanks <BR> Bronwen Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:46:36 EST Looking for new spark friends :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55222556 Hi everyone, i signed up a few years ago but never carried on with it. I started to watch what i ate and doing excercise in April this year and up to yet have lost 2 and a half stone!! im so happy. im still a way off my target weight so thought i would sign up again and hopefully find some new spark friends so we can all spur each other on :) xx Fri, 11 Oct 2013 04:25:19 EST WHERE ARE WE ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x55149711 As there seems to be a lot of talk in here about a local get together I thought it would be a good idea to add this topic where we can each put an approximate location to make the possibility of these gatherings more realistic. By doing this if any of you decide to meet up with each other it would be possible to work out approximate distance you would all have to travel to make a meet up possible. <BR> <BR> I will start with my approximate location and please feel free to add yours. <BR> <... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 11:03:13 EST just joined looking for friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55130857 Hi im sarah im 35 im from east anglia i live in a seaside town near norwich and I joined sparkpeople a few days ago and I am looking for some spark friends Thu, 3 Oct 2013 18:43:49 EST Looking for uk buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x55108597 Hi folks, I'm back again to aim to loose 2-3 stone ,i'v lost 1 stone 7 so far ,not bad after a very yukky year so far . I'm ready now . I have mobility problems due to my back being 30 years older than me,have stenosis,spondylthesis,chronic nerve pain. I live in hampshire between southampton and portsmouth but can travel.I would love some uk friends to communicate with and hopefully meet up,so if anyone is looking for the same please email me :) I'm 52, widowed, a grandma, an outdoor lover,an... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 03:53:51 EST Starting from the beginning... again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54910013 Hi Everyone. <BR> Well I have joined because I find that I miss having someone to talk to about weight loss and the daily struggles of a foodie to not eat everything in sight. A few years ago I managed to loose 20 kgs but in the last 6 months I've gained half of that back again. On the positive side I am maintaining my new found weight gain - but I am hoping to finally loose those 13 kgs that I've wanted off for quite a while. <BR> I love exercising and tend to do an hour every day. This ye... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 13:34:12 EST Have Any Of You Tried Green Tea Extract? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x54885080 I bought some green tea extract tablets from H&B (am i allowed to mention shops and brands?) and wondered whether they were a good idea because i've heard so many good things about green tea in general but can't stand the taste. <BR> <BR> Have any of you guys tried it with positive or negative results? <BR> <BR> Izzie <BR> xo Fri, 13 Sep 2013 06:21:04 EST This is the last time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54876307 Greetings to all. I am 57, nearly 58 (shockingly). I have used food all my life foe emotional reasons and dieted as a result since I was 11. I now have an awful lot of weight to lose with many acquired health problems. I almost feel defeated before I start. But my health is deteriorating so I have to force myself to do The Last Big Push before it is too late and for my future health. Therefore I need all the help I can get!!!! If I could just get this lardy bum off the sofa..... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:15:34 EST This is the last time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54876301 Greetings to all. I am 57, nearly 58 (shockingly). I have used food all my life foe emotional reasons and dieted as a result since I was 11. I now have an awful lot of weight to lose with many acquired health problems. I almost feel defeated before I start. But my health is deteriorating so I have to force myself to do The Last Big Push before it is too late and for my future health. Therefore I need all the help I can get!!!! If I could just get this lardy bum off the sofa..... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:15:33 EST Hi am venesia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54842857 Thank you everyone. Mon, 9 Sep 2013 18:31:21 EST I AM TRYING TO MOTIVATE MY HUBBY WITH HIS FITNESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54827531 <em>381</em> He has been diagnosed t2 diabetes and is in awe of my fitness BUT i am no instructor Sun, 8 Sep 2013 14:59:49 EST CAN YOU BUY THE BOOK SPARK SOLUTION IN THE UK? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x54812110 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> can anyone like me know if you can order the book 'Spark Solutions' in the UK, as I have tried to order on Amazon.com, but it says that it can not be shipped to the UK. <BR> <BR> Or are there any other places I can order it from? <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> Sat, 7 Sep 2013 07:50:59 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54790088 new to this page Thu, 5 Sep 2013 10:14:00 EST opinions on what i might be doing wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54780336 I've been receiving spark updates for a while and find them very inspiring and interesting reading.. I've been on my own devised eating plan and whilst I've been losing weight I don't feel I'm doing as well as I should or could be.. I eat 3 maelstrom a day. fruit and fat free yogurt for breakfast.. minced beef and veg hotpot for lunch with veg at the side.. chicken or pork chop for dinner either with salad and very low fat mayo or hot veg or baked beans.. I rarely snack but have a banana or g... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 14:16:53 EST opinions on what i might be doing wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54780248 I've been receiving spark updates for a while and find them very inspiring and interesting reading.. I've been on my own devised eating plan and whilst I've been losing weight I don't feel I'm doing as well as I should or could be.. I eat 3 maelstrom a day. fruit and fat free yogurt for breakfast.. minced beef and veg hotpot for lunch with veg at the side.. chicken or pork chop for dinner either with salad and very low fat mayo or hot veg or baked beans.. I rarely snack but have a banana or g... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 14:09:05 EST opinions on what i might be doing wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54780217 I've been receiving spark updates for a while and find them very inspiring and interesting reading.. I've been on my own devised eating plan and whilst I've been losing weight I don't feel I'm doing as well as I should or could be.. I eat 3 maelstrom a day. fruit and fat free yogurt for breakfast.. minced beef and veg hotpot for lunch with veg at the side.. chicken or pork chop for dinner either with salad and very low fat mayo or hot veg or baked beans.. I rarely snack but have a banana or g... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 14:06:39 EST New, from the Welsh borders! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54768822 Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm a new Sparker from the Welsh borders (nr Bristol and Newport) <BR> <BR> I'm interested in training, getting strong, and eating food! <BR> <BR> I have some pounds to lose, but I'm happy to do it slowly the sustainable way :) As long as the muscles are growing!! I love strength training - bodyweight, heavy weights, whatever. I'd love to meet some local weight-lifters, as I'm pretty scared of going to the gym on my own. I have a few weights at home, but not really enough... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 17:30:45 EST UK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x54708093 Hi, anyone from Reading? <em>381</em> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:13:27 EST Newbie from Newport http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54642677 Hi, <BR> <BR> I am new to this, hoping to find some motivation. Anyone else from Wales? Sat, 24 Aug 2013 11:51:22 EST West Sussex SPARK-Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54633812 I'll tell you a little about me and if you like what you read please feel free to message me or add me as a friend. <BR> I am Vikki, I live near Worthing in West Sussex, but am originally from Cambridgeshire, I'm 35 years young and a housewife. I have a six year old daughter called Caitlin and the newest addition to our family is a small black cat called Misty. <BR> Since late 2008 I have had constant chronic back pain which means I am unable to have any more children or go back to work. Un... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 16:30:36 EST What did you do today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x54578559 <BR> <BR> Hey, it's Day 1 for me and, though I'm excited to be here, I'm having to spend hours gathering info on SP. I know it will all be worthwhile but what is everyone else doing, I wonder? <BR> <BR> Do you log-in daily, weekly or what? <BR> <BR> Do you "chat" with your Sparkfriends often/occasionally? <BR> <BR> Do you find SP supportive? <BR> <BR> it would be good to read your opinions and advice. <BR> <BR> Best wishes, <BR> Mia x <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:01:39 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54566620 I jumped the gun earlier today by posting before I introduced myself. Sorry! ;) <BR> <BR> I'm a 46yr old expat living/working near Paddington in London. After letting my fitness levels slide for a few years I am back on track and midway through Podrunner's C25K programme. I plan on carrying on with the Gateway to 8K when I finish. <BR> <BR> I'm really loving my rediscovery of running and the addictive quality of the physical high afterward. Five weeks in and I can already see and feel the... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:28:58 EST Seeking running buddy-Hyde Park (London) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54564244 Hi all. I am new to this team but not to SP. I have recently started a C25K programme with the intent to carry on through to being able to do about 8K three times/week. <BR> <BR> At the moment I am running solo in Hyde Park as the days are still long but it would be nice to find a buddy to run with for safety and motivation as the daylight hours grow shorter. I would be happy to run in the early morning (6 or 7) or evenings after 6PM. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you're interested. :) Sun, 18 Aug 2013 06:38:17 EST New to Team UK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54563814 Hello Team UK, I've been doing SP for about a year now. Its been going well but I have reached a plateau and decided to re-set all my goals. With a shiny new start I thought I'd join the forum and say hi. I live in Edinburgh, anyone else from here or near? Hope all going well with everyone's personal challenges and goals. Got any super insider-tips? Sun, 18 Aug 2013 03:49:00 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54552754 Hi I am new to the team. I have 70 pounds to lose and at the moment it feels like an impossible task so I am trying to take it baby steps at a time :-) Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:36:23 EST New Boy- AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54503308 Hi All, <BR> Here we go again. Why, why, can't I keep going? Used SP some months ago, lost about a stone, gave in, now I'm at my heaviest. <BR> I broke my shoulder in May, so couldn't work and sat about doing nothing for weeks, I came off holiday yesterday, and then this morning the scales said " One at a time please " <BR> I am 63 years old, I live in Ripon, North Yorkshire and I need to loose 70 pounds and I need help <BR> <BR> Cheers <BR> <BR> Dave Tue, 13 Aug 2013 01:48:17 EST Body beautiful striver Ray Reid. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54456565 Hi fellow community members. I am a 51 year old trying to get back the body I had as a 21 year old..haha <BR> Seriously I am trying to increase my fitness level and reduce my weight, having been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 years ago. <BR> Good luck to all of you in your personal goals. <BR> <BR> Ray Fri, 9 Aug 2013 09:27:14 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x54454167 Hi everyone. New member here I live in Choppington in Northumberland, mid 40's and trying to get fit. Fri, 9 Aug 2013 05:31:08 EST Join the SparkPeople Biggest Loser Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2354x24x54435797 <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <em>105</em> <BR> <BR> I'm part way through the 22nd cycle of this challenge and I can't speak highly enough of it. I recommend it to everyone. It's suitable for all fitness abilities and goals. <BR> <BR> I've done several other challenges before, but this is the best by far. It's really well organised, very friendly and provides loads of motivation and encouragement to keep striving for your goals. Plus ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 17:03:46 EST Hello to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54389649 I'm from Norfolk. Nice to have a UK team - at least you stand a chance of being awake at the same time as me :) Looking forward to the journey. I joined yesterday and have been wading through all the stuff on the site - quite mind boggling... I'm getting used to all the buttons and pointers gradually (and making plenty of mistakes, too). Anyway, I look forward to exchanging views and info with you in the coming weeks. Sun, 4 Aug 2013 08:54:43 EST New to here and scared and hesitantly excited http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54371404 Hi everyone, I'm hoping this move gives me the kick start and support I need to lose 140lbs. I'm so proud of all the people who've achieved their goals. I hope I'm one of them. <BR> I have 3 children and have never had pictures taken with them and have never been out with them as I'm too embarrassed. I want to be the mum I dream of being for them and the woman I dream of being for myself. <BR> Thanks Fri, 2 Aug 2013 17:43:09 EST I'm BACK! JULY771 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54312482 I am back!! I feel heavy, hot sticky in this summer UK weather! One time last month I had diet Coke with lemon in & water with lemon in all <BR> day! 2 Cans diet coke in the EVENING a bit after my water with lemon in taking water bottle to mums! Oh I had a jug of water asked mum & put some Ice in! No ice here! How do I cut down on the alcohol & when at mums not be tempted? Even though my mum likes a drink? What can you do differently in the evenings? Loved my ready meals with baked beans! fil... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:05:53 EST Hello from newbie based in London http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54135774 I am newbie here. I have joined community to keep myself motivated on my journey towards healthier life. I am based in London UK. I am non-alcoholic, vegetarian, non-smoker with aim of loosing 12 kilos till chirstmas2013 <BR> <BR> Have a happy healthy day Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:05:05 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54101751 Hi all, I am new here and looking forward to getting started on a new healthy lifestyle... :) Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:45:34 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54082970 Hi everyone, I joined about 4 weeks ago after 10 years of illness and immobility. I fave at least 100 lbs to lose, but have already lost 5lbs. Quirking a pedometer I found I was only doing about 800 steps a day, but after a month of daily seated cardiac work outs yesterday I found I had done 4000! Great heh. I've also joined a gym, and whilst I can only do 10 minutes on the treadmill at the moment, very, very slowly I know it will get better. <em>244</em> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 05:58:05 EST honey the washing machine shrank my clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54050011 evening my fat friends, just starting to give sparks a go, <BR> I'm very good at the first three days of a diet and then lose interest. I am determined that I can make a fortnight this time.....ok think positive, I will get to wear that beautiful dress dress I bought 2 years ago that still has the labels in. <BR> Need help x <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 16:48:29 EST sun? yep sun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x54047792 happy sunny afternoon. Even sunny in Norfolk. Got that noob enthusiasm. Again. Also horrified at the way that washing machine has shrunk all my nice summer clothes! So time to start and shrink myself. Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:13:27 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54043590 A little over a year ago I sat here full of hope, the weight was beginning to drop off and I was enjoying exercise again. Newly engaged I was looking forward to starting a new life and getting married. Then one awful August night my fiancée had a seizure and ended up in intensive care. He had an inoperable aggressive brain tumour. Nine months of caring for him at home later he died in my arms on Sunday 5th May. We did get married, a quiet ceremony with a few friends and our time together will... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 07:41:51 EST hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54034433 trying to lose the weight after surgery 2 yrs ago it just kept piling on didn't realize that an incisional hernia was causing the weight gain so now im losing weight and hoping to get back to my old self Sun, 7 Jul 2013 13:00:55 EST Not sure if I should post it here but need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2518x24x54023962 Well I hv been using sp since feb 2013. I really like it here and finally am able to start eating healthy, exercise and lose weight. <BR> <BR> But for a few days now the sites recipe calculator won't work, it doesn't add food or anything. I thought maybe my laptop is old and slow that's why the page is not working! But it doesn't work on my iPod touch or even my hubby's iPad! Don't know what to do!! Have to add some new recipes! <BR> <BR> Help!!! Anyone?! <BR> <BR> Rabbia Sat, 6 Jul 2013 14:33:07 EST New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x54007511 I'm Niki, I've been on a long weightloss journey, and I'm currently 7 stone down on my startpoint. I need to lose another 4 ideally. <BR> <BR> I had hit the 8 1/2 stone mark, but bounced up a little bit and now need to kick myseld back into gear, it's working. I've been on the case for a week and a day, and am hitting the gym hard and it's paying off already. Especially in my head....motivation is everything!! <BR> <BR> I have a metabolic disorder....so I'm one of the 1 in 10,000 who could ... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 06:03:08 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53897876 Hi I am a newbie, I need to lose around 70 pounds but am really struggling. I just seem to keep putting it on! I struggle with emotional and binge eating. I am looking forward to getting to know you all :) <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:06:39 EST Exercise Clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21588x24x53896598 Hi All, <BR> Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for where to buy exercise clothes. <BR> I'm not a fan of having my wobbly bits on display, and find most options very clingy... or very hot. It seems like the good fabrics only come in fitted styles, and the more relaxed options come in heavy sweaty fabrics! <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> <BR> p.s. I'm looking for an 16-18 top and 18-20 bottom. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:10:04 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53893986 Hi there <BR> <BR> I have just restarted my Spark journey after having toyed with Slimming World since February. Since February I have lost 24 pounds but still have 64 pounds left to lose. <BR> <BR> My name is Carol and I live in Warrington, Cheshire, UK with my partner Paul and our dog Sandy. I am 58 years old and work in a call centre dealing with Mobile Phone insurance for a major bank. I had an accident just over 18 months ago at work and damaged my back and neck. At the moment my back... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:43:20 EST Hello from Lincolnshire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53877180 Hi everyone - I joined this site a couple of days ago but this is my first post. I'm just trying to find my way around - there's so much going on! <BR> <BR> Janet <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 03:07:34 EST how fast you loose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x53851463 i count my callories and do some exercise accroding SP recomendations; i should loose 2 kg each month, but now in one month i lost about 7kg already.. is it normal? maybe in the begining its faster and later is harder to loose rest of kg.. ? Sun, 23 Jun 2013 06:58:00 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53816830 Just to say hello to everyone <em>213</em> . <BR> I've not been on the site long,but am finding it quite useful so far in my weight loss journey,if anyone wants to stop by my spark page and cheer me on,i'd appreciate it....especially if you have any low cal/fat ideas for me that are dairy free. <BR> Thanks! Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:55:11 EST Here We Go Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53801393 Hey all! So I've tried this Spark and dieting thing a few times over the past three years or so and failed miserably each time thanks to being a slacker and ultimately being too lazy and not motivated enough to follow through. I'm uber determined to get this under control now though and going to give it my all! Following all your posts and getting lots of inspiration from you all, so keep it up! Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:12:25 EST Hi everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53787229 New to this site.bit confused how to use it Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:51:22 EST The Returned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x53766264 Just watching the second episode now. Anyone else getting involved in this? I love it, even if it is in subtitles. It's so creepy, without trying too hard! I won't give anything away, but it's worth checking out-catch up on 4OD if you have to! Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:08:20 EST I need Spark Coach help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53766000 Has anyone from the UK actually managed to sign up for spark coach? I've been trying since my free trial ended, but my payment keeps getting refused as my address isn't recognised. I've checked with my bank, and the problem is that Spark doesn't complete the payment. There's nothing wrong with my details. <BR> <BR> I emailed and asked for help here but didn't get very far. Am I the only person to whom this has happened or is it a regular thing in the UK? <BR> <BR> Please help if you can...... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 15:32:46 EST Spit or Swallow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x53760319 So this is just a silly game I like playing with my friends. I'll suggest a food and the next person to post has to say if they would spit it out or swallow it. Then they post another food and so on. <BR> <BR> Ready? <BR> <BR> Wasabi. Sun, 16 Jun 2013 02:48:39 EST Hiya http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53708493 Hi <BR> <BR> I am new, hoping to tome up for my holidays and keep that way. <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> I live in North London <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 05:57:45 EST Hi, another newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53693223 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> After spending a year driving a lot for work and not looking after myself, I need to make some changes. Looking forward to losing a few pounds and getting a bit fitter. <BR> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:10:49 EST From The Uk And New To The Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53620371 Hi I am Frank (The Butcher's Dug) <BR> <BR> I am from Scotland and i am planning to follow the spark solution to get me up and running. <BR> <BR> I have around 100lbs to loose but more importantly i want to become more fitter and to be a more positive role model for my two daughters. <BR> <BR> Anyway i really hope to get to know a lot of you and wish everyone every success with their own spark journey's. <BR> <BR> The Butcher's Dug. Wed, 5 Jun 2013 16:05:49 EST New to S and UK MAIN Page - Hi :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53613940 Hi there! My name's Sam and I'm new to SparkPeople. <BR> I'm 32, single and have a 12 (almost 13) year old son. I struggle with my weight daily due to my busy work schedule - I eat a lot of take away junk food on the road because I just don't have the time to cook when I get home. I also work away a lot too so eat out at hotel restaurants or live on pot noodles & any snacks I can have in the comfort of my hotel room. <BR> I have joined SparkPeople to try and help get myself motivated to lo... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 07:45:12 EST Born Again Slimmer :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53602116 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I've decided to give this a go. I've spent a lot of money on the 'keep people in the dark by changing foods to syns or points' people and have decided this is a much better way to eat. At least when I get to my target weight I'll not need to stay joined to count my calorie intake? <BR> <BR> I'm fed-up yoyoing; I want to wake up every day and get into the clothes I wore yesterday! <BR> <BR> If anyone has any advice about keeping weight off when you've been prescribed a... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:53:53 EST finally taken the plunge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53600144 Hi, I have just joined (during my lunch break) I badly need to lose weight and as I retire at the end of this month I figured I have no excuses left. I live in Scotland about forty miles from Edinburgh, I live with my husband, dog, and cat. I have a son and daughter and 7 grandchildren and a mother ... so here goes 53 pounds to lose!!! please wish me luck I've tried this before. Tue, 4 Jun 2013 08:36:55 EST Ho Here I am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53582575 I'm in this for the long haul. Finding it all a bit daunting at present but I know you are all here to help. <BR> Anyone out there from coventry like to be in touch if so. Mon, 3 Jun 2013 02:03:13 EST Another newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53576095 Hi folks. I need help. Too much weight to lose and I know I'll lose motivation - it's just too hard. Help me to stay positive. Sun, 2 Jun 2013 17:02:30 EST Yasmeen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53569088 Hi,I'm 41 and are in the prosess off looking weigth.But i fine it hard to stat on track,I'm a nurse and work shift and as it is known we always has chocolat and biscuits witch we Get for Good work from gratfull patent.I fine it hard to stat motevaited and focusd on my target,it is to loos 15kg and Get healtyer.I also are looking for help to fine out a way to manage my fibromyagi and fathig syndrom and maby to bist my fertiliety as well.Is there any one out there that have any tips???I will be... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 07:19:11 EST Slim in Six Starter today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53561566 HI i am a woman of 53 years young in mind but alas not currently in body. I joined spark-people today as an incentive as I am going on holiday in 7 weeks time and it seems like the ideal opportunity to do something about my out of shape body. The thought of wearing summer clothes with bulges is awful. The slim in 6 pack seems like a good start point does anybody out there have any advice. ?? Sat, 1 Jun 2013 14:13:02 EST Aaaaaghh! Just started on sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53551678 Hi all, I've joined spark people today after finding myself coming across your forums through internet searches on my many different questions on weight loss (saggy skin, how much exercise, diet etc.) and I thought I would join as you all seem such a friendly and supportive bunch. Anyway, I'm 32 and have been overweight for about 9 years now. I was always a skinny little thing but then bad eating habits and laziness caught up with me. At the start of this year I decided I was serious about... Fri, 31 May 2013 18:19:25 EST Its Nice to Meet You All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53550133 I am new to this so hope this time am going to crack the weight once and for all <BR> Fri, 31 May 2013 15:34:18 EST do you exercise then you ill? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21588x24x53545544 recently i get cold with coughing, lost of voice, temperature and etc. my friend advice to slow down with exercising, because if will make me feel worse.. I feel that i have less energy for exercising, but should i wait when i get well and do my normal exercises or should do at least minimum workout? now i just go for a walk for 30-60 minutes.. Fri, 31 May 2013 08:37:02 EST OOO its a bit daunting being new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53507201 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Not to sure where to start. I want to loose 1st and a bit at least. I have a long story but I shall save for another day. I wanted a group that would support my task and also I could help by giving feed back too. But not having the money to pay to go to meetings, I felt a little lonely, until I came across this site today. Still working my way around here and would love to talk to some people. Tue, 28 May 2013 09:47:38 EST Hellooooo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53492370 Hi my name is Gillian. <BR> I've been a member of Spark People for a while now but didn't realise there were teams or forums so please excuse the fact that I've not introduced myself till now! <BR> I'm delighted to know there is a place where I can chat/whinge/celebrate along my journey as I think it's really vital to have a sounding board. <BR> I look forward to hearing from anyone else who feels this way & I I think we all do sometimes! <BR> <BR> Gillian x Mon, 27 May 2013 04:02:15 EST Newbie from Scotland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53465385 Hi Everyone <BR> I have just found this site and really need some inspiration and encouragement to get focussed on my weight loss journey. I have been 'maintaining' my weight for the last two years .... alas maintaining at 100 pounds + what I should be ! <BR> <BR> So I'm hoping that this site will help me focus and keep track of what I need to do to achieve my goals. Would love to meet others who feel the same. <BR> <BR> Linda <BR> <BR> Fri, 24 May 2013 15:54:46 EST hello SparkPeople and bye overweight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53452809 Hi, <BR> i find this page when googled for fitness buddies.. decided to join, maybe you will help me to stay on my way of loosing weight.. <BR> So there is my loosing story.. <BR> I was fat all my childhood.. But it was normal to be fat and nice kid.. It wasn't so normal when i was teenager so i decided to loose weight for my prom.. No eating after 6pm, smaller portions made a miracle.. i weighted 57 kg at my prom (it was smallest number on scales in my life). When at uni i gained weight ag... Thu, 23 May 2013 15:52:00 EST Fitocracy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x53435934 Has anyone checked out the app Fitocracy or Zombies Run? I'd be interested to see how they incorporate that into the training and if its worth downloading? Wed, 22 May 2013 09:22:34 EST Looking for friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53411432 Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I lost around 50lbs with Spark People before but going to uni, settling into a long term relationship & then getting engaged, along with a knee injury has really taken its toll on my fitness. I'm back again wanting to lose around 50lbs (perhaps a little more or less, not sure yet!) and looking for friends to help with my motivation. I'm hoping that chatting to people around my age with similar goals and reasons for weight loss will really help. <BR> <BR> I'm 24, live in... Mon, 20 May 2013 11:11:10 EST Rest Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21588x24x53410536 Hey all, <BR> <BR> I ran a 10km race on Saturday. I had been training every day but I've been told / read that we need to respect the necessity of the Rest Day. So I am resting for 2 days before I get back out there but it is hard not to feel lazy and guilty for not exercising. How does everyone keep their motivation and momentum up on rest days? Mon, 20 May 2013 09:59:51 EST Healthy snacks/food ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2518x24x53407680 I thought it would be a great idea if we could all share any healthy snacks/food we have come across. Mon, 20 May 2013 06:24:16 EST Newbie from Kent http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53350754 Hi, I'm very new to SparkPeople. I have about 50 lbs to lose - most of them picked up after two pregnancies. Finally managed to kick myself in the behind to lose at least some of them before trying to get pregnant again. Hoping to make some friends on here. Anybody out there based in West-Kent or East-Sussex? <BR> Bye for now Wed, 15 May 2013 05:54:23 EST Want to be slim again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53344517 Hi <BR> <BR> I am Manu, and at the moment my weight is 91kg. I want to lose around 20kgs. I hope I will find help to gain my <BR> goal! <BR> Thank you Tue, 14 May 2013 15:43:23 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53341589 Hi, I have been on here a number of time during some hard times in my life, I am finally coming out of it and I have lost 2 stone. I started my exercise and healthy habits back up because i out on 5 pounds, doesnt sound a lot but it got me thinking of carrying on jogging. <BR> I do find it hard to say no to things which is annoying because I love to randomly binge its like a craving and espeically on takeaways meaning it not only ruins my weight but my money too...( i am a student). <BR> I j... Tue, 14 May 2013 10:55:21 EST Trainers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x53304158 Can anyone recommend a good pair of trainers for running and other high impact exercises. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance Sat, 11 May 2013 12:29:30 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53289848 I am new to the Spark People site and am looking forward to getting to know other members on here :) <BR> According the the tracker I need to lose 49lbs in weight, and I would love to hear from anyone who has been successful in losing this amount of weight, and any tips they can pass on to keep me on the straight and narrow :) Fri, 10 May 2013 08:05:53 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53289612 Hello I am a newbie from the Midlands with 2st to lose. Fri, 10 May 2013 07:47:23 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53270932 Hi I am new here, I have 60 pounds to lose and am obese so I have a long way to go!! I hate how I look and am desperate to finally shed this weight, I just find it sooooo hard <BR> <BR> I was born in Winchester, spent my childhood in Surrey, moved to Sussex and now live in Devon right by the sea which I love <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 May 2013 17:27:12 EST Another newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53264319 Hi, I'm Sue, 52 from Redditch. I have been on sparkpeople before but decided to rejoin with a new user name so could start again from scratch. <BR> <BR> I have type 2 diabetes and over 4 stone to lose so am in this for the long haul. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know everyone. <BR> Wed, 8 May 2013 07:46:30 EST I don't have still waiting for it to be fixed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x53256855 So at Mum's any replies I will do early Evening <em>67</em> ! Tue, 7 May 2013 15:09:25 EST Diet Lemonade early evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x53239582 Is Diet Lemonade the way to go early evening then 2 small bottles wine late late evening! So you don't ruin Sparks! Ohh Refreshing Diet Lemonade! Mon, 6 May 2013 09:40:59 EST Fruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x53238607 Does anyone eat Fruit? it is good for you but, when I did Started Sparks erm last week Wednesday, before I went off at the weekend <em>249</em> TODAY!! found just a little bit empty on stomach to were you would want a doughnut <em>245</em> Mon, 6 May 2013 08:44:43 EST Starting again Bank Holiday Monday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x53237934 How do you go about drinking alcohol in the well May first, Summer Evenings! As I don't want to ruin Sparks!! Like I did at the weekend when I had couple Cans of lager <em>245</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> Mon, 6 May 2013 07:56:24 EST New to spark, 38 to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53228151 Hey there everybody, since giving up the fags a coupla years ago, the pounds have crept on. Now into my 30's and finding it harder than ever to juggle work, eating healthily and managing my lifestyle. Found Spark, and willing to give it a shot. Catch you later. Here's hoping for some success. Sun, 5 May 2013 11:41:51 EST Share Your Healthy BBQ Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x53228126 Hey everyone. <BR> <BR> Now the better weather is here, my family and I are having a BBQ but I want to try and keep it as healthy and low cal as possible. Can anyone give me some ideas on what I could cook up. I want to try something new and delicious the whole family will enjoy. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance and I hope you enjoy the summer whilst it's here! <BR> <BR> Kat Sun, 5 May 2013 11:39:54 EST Hi Day 3! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x53207449 Hi how many Calories is 2 small bottles wine erm dark red Blossom Hill. <BR> <BR> Thank You. OR ROSE OR WHITE. Fri, 3 May 2013 15:56:55 EST Hi from sunny Nottingham http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53152784 Really struggling to lose weight since I stopped smoking, will be a year end may. Have put on 3stone in less than 10 mths. <BR> Swim 5 mornings a week for around 45 mins, but mostly sit all day at work. <BR> Glenda. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:40:48 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53150436 Hi everyone. My name is Amy and I'm 21 years old and decided that right now is time to change my life! <BR> <BR> I actually just stumbled upon this site via google when I was looking for nutrition and fitness information. Wasn't looking to sign up to anything but looking through this site I thought it'd be a good way to get support from people going through the same as me, without paying and going to weekly classes. I think I'll definitely need the support for the first few weeks/months. <B... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:34:38 EST Hey guys my name is Rose! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53140941 Hey guys my name is Rose and I am 19 years of age. <BR> I was a healthy size 8 thanks to sparkpeople before I broke my foot, I couldn't walk for 6 months and have gone up to a size 14 this is not my desirable weight especially for my height. I am currently trying to eat healthy and doing cardiac and abdominal work outs and also jogging. <BR> <BR> Wish me good luck guys, I'm going to need it, I want to see my abs again! <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 16:24:41 EST Greetings from a new would be community member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53134732 Hello my names Bob, <BR> I've been following the Spark way for the past few months and lost weight. I'm nearing the autumn of my years and I need to loose about 56lbs. I've recently had a bad bout of work related stress that sent my blood pressure high and created a situation where just eat and eat which affected my cholesterol levels. In all it was a spiralling downward journey for me. I'm now in the throws of a new dawn for me and the journey is fraught with temptations of bad food and old ... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 03:41:33 EST Another newbie :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53114836 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm a student nurse, in my 40s, with (ideally) about 100 lbs to lose. <BR> <BR> I don't get too much 'spare' time at the moment as I am on placement, but very keen to use what I do have, wisely. <BR> <BR> Here seemed like a good, positive place to be! <BR> <BR> I hope to become more familiar with this site and other members over the coming months :) Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:29:33 EST New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53078783 Hi everyone, I am 38 and a mum of five I am beginning my journey to lose weight, I stopped smoking 15 months ago and the weight just seemed to creep up on me. I go to the gym 4 times a week but don't seem to be losing anything so have realized I need to eat less ha ha <em>20</em> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:43:38 EST Hi Newbie here! motivated and ready to start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53055009 Hey My name is Sonam : ) I'm 19 years old and from Scotland, United Kingdom. I'm wanting to lose 30 pounds and am looking to use Spark People to stay motivated and meet people who are trying to get healthy and lose weight too! Message me if you'd like to be weight loss buddies/Friends :p Sun, 21 Apr 2013 15:49:13 EST LGMD TYPE 2A exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53049346 Hi all. <BR> My name is Ann, im 33 and I'm from the UK and I have muscular dystrophy. <BR> I'm looking to lose weight and get fit but do not have much strength due to my MD. I would love some help please. <BR> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 05:28:25 EST Newbie saying hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53008964 Hi, <BR> <BR> I joined Spark People in 2007 but appear to have done nothing with my account when I did - sorry about that. I'm 31 and I'm from/live in Newcastle upon Tyne. I'm here to join in with some of the teams/challenges. I'm gonna be here for a while as I have around 100lbs to lose. I lost 40lbs a few years ago in a work-based weight loss group so I think the group environment suits me. Plan of action re: weight is cutting out cr*p altogether and of course exercise with a goal of retur... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:03:14 EST Scottish Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x53003097 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I've just joined the site so thought i would drop by and introduce myself! My names Michelle and i live in Edinburgh, Scotland! <BR> So far this uear i have lost 2 stone and im hoping to loose another 4 stone to get to my goal weight of 13st! <BR> Im running a 5k next month in Edinburgh - anyone else in training? Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:22:59 EST Hikes/walks suitable for kids too?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21588x24x52977557 Hi, can anyone recommend any hikes/walks that are suitable for young children? I dont know of any that are suitable..? xx Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:08:13 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52976925 Hi everyone my name is Kerry and I'm a 26 yr old married mum of 2 children and I live in West Yorkshire. <BR> <BR> I have rejoined sparks because I want to become healthier and create a healthier lifestyle for my family, we're trying for another baby so it's now important that I get this sorted now! <BR> <BR> xx Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:06:10 EST Bus journey of shame :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52881515 How do other people handle this kind of situation, it just makes me cry! <BR> <BR> Having caught the bus with my 4yr old & 10 month old, a lady on the bus struck up a conversation with me about my pushchair. We commented on how it's good for off road but quite bulky for public transport. She then chimed 'But at least you'll be able to change it soon.' I give her a puzzled look. She continues, 'when the baby arrives'. I'm not pregnant... <BR> <BR> I wanted to inform her that I'm currently ge... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:33:32 EST food help.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52866643 Hi, i am struggling with what to eat. i start work at 6am so i force myself to have some porridge or something but by half 8 im starving and my break is not till 10am. i can eat at work but it needs to be something i can eat on the go. <BR> any help is much appreciated :) <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 7 Apr 2013 12:29:59 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52862547 Hey there :) <BR> <BR> I started on Spark people last year and did really well, but due to a busy scedule have been neglecting my health a little and am starting to feel flabby again, which is not what you want when summer is fats approaching (I use the word 'fast' lightly!) <BR> So i've decided to look upon the forums for some support and ways to keep me in the game. <BR> Speak soon! <BR> <BR> Ejaygee Sun, 7 Apr 2013 06:37:18 EST A helpful service from my local GP practice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52837911 I am feeling optimistic today, after a diet-related appointment with the practice nurse at my local GP's. She had asked me to keep a diary for a week of everything I ate and she went through each item I wrote, suggesting many healthier alternatives. For example quorn fajiita strips are good, but I was undoing the good work by eating them with big blobs of mayo and she suggested salsa instead. And I shouldn't be eating nearly such big portions of pasta and other carbs in the evenings. There we... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 08:49:03 EST Introduction !!!!! Hey everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52835380 Hey everyone, i am from NZ and i am currently living in the UK , i am new to Spark People but i am loving all the support i have received from all you wonderful people so far. I want to have more control over my eating habits, and gain more confidence in the gym by improving my technique ! i am also studying to do my Personal Training diploma. <BR> I look forward to meeting people and helping them to achieve their goals Fri, 5 Apr 2013 02:33:01 EST New member, living in Jersey, looking for support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52828867 Just starting to get into Spark People. Have a lot of weight to lose to get fit and healthy. Definitely an emotional eater and could do with someone to compare notes with and to help keep me on the straight and narrow when work is stressing me out. <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 16:05:28 EST Favorite UK health and food shows. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52828270 So, Secret Eaters is back on tv! I LOVE this show, and I think that it's a show that is so relevant to us on Spark people. <BR> <BR> Basically, for those of you who haven't seen it, people come on the show totally mystified as to why they are overweight. It's not like Supersize vs Superskinny, where the people know they are eating too much or too little, a lot of the people on this show feel they don't eat enough to warrent the weigh that they are at. So, the show puts cameras in their house... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 15:08:57 EST 40lb goal by end of September! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52799249 Hi! <BR> <BR> My name is Cait, and I've set myself a goal of going from 198 to 158 by September 16. <BR> <BR> My friend and I are planning a vacation to Barbados, and I'm so excited, but also determined that I will look healthy and toned on the beach. <BR> <BR> Weight lifting is a really big thing for me and I'm interested to hear from anyone who counts this as a passion. This always makes me feel so much better about my body and look stronger, too. I'm going to be in a calorie deficit, o... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 16:09:34 EST Easter Sunday celebrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52767339 How has everyone survived and got through the day particularly the chocoholica amongst us. <BR> <BR> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:08:22 EST Where is everyone from http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52732309 Hi All, <BR> I am from Lytham nr Blackpool. Is anyone local to me? <BR> Joan <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:08:42 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52729114 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name's Harriet I'm 23 and live in the Southwest of the UK and am studying to work in the science industry. I'm not looking to lose weight but am looking to improve my physical fitness. I love surfing, dancing and martial arts to keep fit. So how do you all like to keep in shape and maintain motivation? Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:31:36 EST Just Thought I Would Swing By And Say http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52712820 Hi to everyone. <BR> <BR> I joined yesterday and i am starting to get really motivated for what is going to be a new chapter in my life. <BR> <BR> Really hope to get to know a lot of you in the near future. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> GratefulSpark Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:03:06 EST Hiya Everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52655444 My name is Angela. I am from Wales where we have endless rain. I used Spark people quite a long time ago but I stopped using it as I did not understand the tracker's etc etc, basically I was not ready for the changes I needed to make. <BR> <BR> So here I am today back older and really enjoying Spark People and the menu's and fitness planner's are now a god-send. I find all the inspiration and more on here so I can now try and un-do the year's of abuse I have levelled on my body. I have tu... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 04:26:03 EST What is everyone else's Calories? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52646661 & What Do U eat? U.K. Susan Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:22:36 EST Elliptical Cross Trainer recommen dations? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52615887 Hi all! <BR> <BR> My elliptical broke this morning, and it is almost exactly one year old - I had to replace my other one last March after around a year too. I paid around £200 for each machine and I am gutted they only seem to last a year. I use it for 45 minutes a day, 4 or 5 times a week so it does get some mileage but still.... <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a trusty machine they recommend? I don't mind paying a bit more than I have previously if it is likely to last longer but I am still ... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:09:06 EST Celebration!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52613208 I weighed in this morning and I've lost ¾ lb…OK no big deal there, but that ¾ lb takes me over my half way point at last. I now have less weight to lose than I’ve already lost which makes me feel happy and proud. <BR> 45 ½ lbs lost – 44 ½ left to go. YAY!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>9</em> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 04:05:59 EST Anyone doing '30 Day Shred'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21588x24x52607632 I've just completed Day 1, Level 1... ouch. Talk about sore! I was wondering if anyone else was doing, or recently tried, it? Any hints or tips, or would anyone care to buddy up for mutual support? <BR> I've recently become obsessed with becoming fit, having suffered a rather traumatic post-natal DVT (weight is a risk factor) I don't intend to let my weight be a contributing factor to any future health issues. So I figured I'd throw myself in at the deep end!! I reckon if i complete this, the... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:43:19 EST Hi from Brighton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52607437 Hi, <BR> I've stalked these boards for info/guidance for a while!! But i'm currently working on improving my fitness & losing weight after having two kids. Have recently started doing hatha yoga & '30 day shred' at home & have joined the local council gym. So far, so good, but know that i'm likely to lack motivation from time-to-time!! <BR> Hope someone on here will (gently) kick my ass when i'm flagging! :) Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:25:30 EST HI from Dartford http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52568568 Hi I'm new today :) I have a stone to lose but its that stone that is holding me back !! <BR> I joined a weight loss club a year ago and I lost 3 stone but they actively talk about chocolate and sell bars so I went from not eating junk to loving junk . I'm now booting my foot down and have stopped the rubbish . <BR> Oh and I have 5 kids aging from 20-nearly 2 <BR> Mardi Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:55:59 EST I,m new to this today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52551011 Hi I am Pam calling from chilly Kent. I need to lose about 6 - 7 stones and it won,t be easy because of my sweet tooth. I also have osteoarthritis and a bulging disc and have a lot of lower back pain which seems to be worse the more I am on my feet. <BR> Any ideas from you all out there. <BR> Bye for now Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:39:35 EST Hi All - Joan - North west area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52549051 Hi all, <BR> Help been diabetic for 2 years type 2, the doc has just increased my meds again. Struggling to control my sweet tooth. I have managed the lat 3 days no chocolate, cakes, sweets and no cappachino. I have had the odd rich tea biscuit. How do others get through the weekend without picking. <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:16:26 EST Hello out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52531935 Im new to all this so just wanted to say hi to everyone <em>213</em> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:06:09 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52482081 Hi, I am new to Sparkpeople and I love to see that there is a specific UK team! I have lived in London for almost 4 years now, and I love it here. I have been a student and now I am looking for my first job (scary). <BR> <BR> As I said in the main introductions board, I was an overweight kid that got to a healthy weight through blood and tears by the time I was 13. Then I moved to America for 6 months and from then on I began to put on the pounds. I was on the verge of obesity two years ago ... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:36:03 EST Hello theree http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52480814 The reason I'm on this site is to lose weight like everyone else! I have a healthy BMI,Healthy weight etc, but I just look fat because I'm short! So time to cut the calories and do something about it! Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:56:48 EST South West. UK. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52472011 Are there any members here that live in or around the West Country? If you do and you haven't come across our Sou'Westers team, please come and take a look. If you have been a member and have left due to the inactivity on the team, please take another look, we are back on the map and we are active. <BR> <BR> PS <BR> <BR> We are now taking on SP members from outside of the West Country for those of you who holiday here so that you too can join in the fun. <BR> <BR> Come take a look, What h... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 15:59:46 EST Anyone doing the "One Big Weekend" in August? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52471637 Hello from the US! <BR> Is anyone signing up for a 5k in August? I have signed up for my first 5k. I will be doing the Perth run. Just curious. I would love to find a "training" buddy. <BR> Katherine Sun, 10 Mar 2013 15:16:54 EST Mothers Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52467792 Happy Mothers Day to everyone who is a Mum go easy on the <em>494</em> . <BR> Not a problem for me as I can't eat the stuff but I still go easy on the treats. <BR> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:04:32 EST SparkCoach free trial http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52465663 For anyone who hasn't already tried SparkCoach, I'd recommend giving it a try - especially whilst it's free. I find it helps keep me moving forwards because it offers something new every day, and if you want help or advice, you can email the SparkPeople experts. <BR> Has anyone else tried it? Sun, 10 Mar 2013 06:04:19 EST Get fit for 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52425552 Hi everyone. I am determined to do some form of exercise each day and reduce my portion sizes. I want to lose this weight for good and feel happy with myself again. <em>216</em> Thu, 7 Mar 2013 08:58:01 EST Newbie with no clue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52410194 Hello. <BR> <BR> I ahve just discoverd this site. I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and since starting my pain meds, I have gained weight, plus not being able to exercise as I end up in too much pain. I have 3 kids under 12 to run around after- that knackers me out. <BR> <BR> I have been looking at the the meal planner- its very american- I love american food ( been to Florida 3 times ) but is there a way to convert it to a more english version? <BR> <BR> Thanks Steph xx <em>213</em... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 08:25:15 EST Hello from chilly Glasgow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52409916 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I am at the very start of a weight loss journey, or should I say, adopting a healthier lifestyle and NOT a diet. I am one of those who has in the past joined a gym and went maybe a dozen times in a year - warning stay away from those contracts that force you to pay for a year and can't cancel! Now I am starting at my local gym pay as you go and using a gym session as a treat when I go for a few walks. I have bought the Audible audio version of "The Spark" and listening to i... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 08:07:20 EST Come on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52409490 1st day of Sparks! (again) it is the time of the month from taking pill now, 31 to younger problems with them. I started yesterday butwas still a bit upset with the house chores 1 room not done. Wednesday today! Start a fresh! I have been to tired just going into bed with husband trying to switch off & peace~ then fell asleep till morning. I actually went to bed Last Wednesday Starting Sparks back then & recording a sleep diary the next day thursday night just before bed early. It is middle o... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 07:41:31 EST Mothers Day another question: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52395399 Can I watch my portion sizes & add it on SP? Take my own buscuit? Have some baked beans when come back to fill me up then snacks before bed? have a low calorie breakfast or just a coffee with sugar to save me some calories? Lunch is Cup Soup Smoothie 100ml 56 calories 2 Custard Creams fills me up till husband gets in from work 5.30. Tea 6.30-7.45 maybe black coffe inbetween. Thank You. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 08:54:45 EST Mother's Day Eating. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52368163 How do you go about eating on mother's day? When I go to my husbands mum's we always have coffee me & buscuits. I don't know the calories for the buscuit already out on a plate? Only go birthday & coming up mother's day. What about dinner on mother's day? tea time? thank you. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 13:14:48 EST Can I do this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52364950 <em>148</em> <em>67</em> I started nutracheck just in the january another diet page. It cost money/kept sining up to a free trial all the time. This is by wow better.. Love the sleep challenge which I am signed in for doing/stress buster aswell which I have been filling in my level of energy in the weight tracker. I started on wednesday end of the feb. After staying up late cleaning my kitchen food in order oh did fridge which has not been done sine new years eve week of. .................. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 09:00:19 EST Local Support, Houghton- le-Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52349480 Hello, my name isd Jo (female) I am 56 and 50lbs overweight. It would be brilliant if I could find someone local to me for support and to exercise with. <BR> <BR> But goes without saying that all support is welcome and will do my best to return it also. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 04:19:09 EST Hello from the North East of England http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52349340 Hiya, my name is Jo and have just joined this site. I live in the North East of England. I am 56trs old and 50lbs overweight, not a good thing. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 03:19:33 EST Hi :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52258570 Just a quick introduction as I recently joined this team. <BR> <BR> I'm 34 years old and work as a payroll administrator, mainly sitting at a desk. I've never been very active but in recent years have become positively inactive! I want to turn my life around before I reach 35 in June, then keep improving from there! <BR> <BR> I'm not the most avid Spark member, but I will try to pop by semi-regularly. Spark mails are always welcome :) Sun, 24 Feb 2013 06:39:14 EST Easter challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2354x24x52230716 Would anyone like to join in on an Easter goal? I need something to motivate me to resist the chocolate temptation that's everywhere at the moment, and I'm hoping others do as well. <BR> <BR> I've been waffling about the nature of the goal, but I think it should include resisting the chocolate AND a weight loss goal, but everyoen can choose their own amount to lose. <BR> <BR> For me, I want to eat no easter chocolate until Easter, and I want to get down to 11st 5lb (so a loss of 5lbs in 5 ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:03:30 EST cornish sparks wanted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52186967 hi, wanting to find buddies to get fit & have fun with, 1 stone to lose, if you live in the north cornwall area or not too far from there then please get in touch, chat soon, heather x Tue, 19 Feb 2013 06:05:41 EST Introducing myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x52117982 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I live west of Southampton. I've been doing this since 27/1/13, So far lost 3.5lbs, May not sound much but for me that is fantastic! Being 61 and on tablets for high blood pressure its difficult for me to lose weight. <BR> <BR> Hope you are all doing well <em>334</em> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:44:01 EST hiya ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52109813 Hi there thanks for the invite. im really looking forward to getting know people on here and also sharing hints and tips which will help towards positive weight loss. <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:42:10 EST Hi I am Lisa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52072867 Hi I am not a newbie but here under a different name was Loubie69, but when I purchased the android app for my phone my account would not link, so deleted old one and started afresh. That said my journey to fitness and wellbeing is a restart (yet again). I am determined to end 2013 as a healthier person. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:49:52 EST hi im sasha did this site help you???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x52013346 I use to not care about my weight i was a size 10 now im a size 16 after 3 kids in under 2years i have twins and a singelton i just cant seem to lose the weight i want i just want to feel like me again i feel horrible pls help me with tips and food stuff im 210pounds my aim is to b 170 in june. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 20:29:15 EST Hiking boots http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51967457 Can anyone recommend a good pair of hiking boots, a pair thats waterproof, comfortable and heavyduty. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 4 Feb 2013 01:30:36 EST Hello! Looking for some spark buddies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51910190 My names Kaylee, and I'm an American currently living in Hertfordshire. <BR> <BR> Looking for some spark buddies, so we can help keep each other motivated! Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:07:27 EST Hi :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51898258 Hi I am a stay at home mum to four children aged 9, 7, 4 and 1. I struggle massively with my eating and am an emotional and binge eater. I am obese and need to lose around 50 pounds. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you :) Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:05:30 EST I am a chocolic and need to break the circle. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51874172 Hi there everyone. <BR> I am starting a new challenge today. I am a chocolic and can easily eat 200g bars of it in one go and then come back for more. I know I dont need chocolate in my diet, it is abit like giving up cigarettes even though I have never smoked. So from today I am not going to eat any more chocolate for a while. The longest I have been with out it is 7 weeks so lets see if I can break that. I am going to post on this thread each day to let you know if i am keeping to... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 03:55:48 EST Why. isn't. it working. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51842278 I'm growing disheartened. <BR> <BR> I am normally so motivated to do this but as of late I'm not getting any result. I go to the gym at least twice - thrice a week working out hard for over an hour. I eat fruit, berries, eggs, salmon, salads. I don't touch chocolate and cake and alcohol. I do all the right things. And yet. The scale either says I've not lost anything, or that I've put on a pound or two. Somewhere I'm not doing the right thing. <BR> <BR> Obvious answer is to change my diet... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 06:45:42 EST Sorry I've been away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51832011 Sorry I havent been that active recently guys. <BR> I have had university exams, but I am back now :) xx Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:21:35 EST hello just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51781489 Hi there I have just joined and I want to make some friends that can help me and courage me with my journey. My name is imogen (immy) for short and I am 50 years old. I have been married to my lovely hubby John for 30 years. I have two grown up children and two lovely granchildren. I have been over weight all my life and now I want to take control and lose the weight. <BR> I hope to make some good friends on this site and we can encourage each other to lose weight. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 06:48:05 EST day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51732855 day 4 and done very well last 3 day motivateds, have to stick to it this time for health issues.Feeling motivated.Best of luck one and all <em>213</em> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:05:14 EST Gained overnight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51717927 I made the cardinal error of weighing in two days in a row. I gained 1.3lbs overnight! Is this even possible? My scales are very accurate and I didn't go over my cal limit. I am distressed but not depressed. <em>39</em> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:47:27 EST Just joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51706163 Hey, <BR> I am Rebecca, I am 20 years old, and am aiming to lose 50lbs! <BR> I am a wheelchair user as I suffer from a neurological condition called dystonia, which affects my eyes, jaw, arm and leg (if you want to know more about my condition then go to my blog http://dystoniaandme.wordpress.com/ ). <BR> Would be lovely to make some friends on here! <BR> Still trying to work out how many calories I should eat a day, as I don't need as many as able bodied users...however that may be somethin... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:49:45 EST Helo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51705062 So I thought I would introduce myself! <BR> I'm alive, a 21 year od male from the UK. <BR> I am on here to lose weight. I usually work in stone but I have worked out I would like to go from 92kgs to 70kgs by 8th august! I only started putting on weight when I left my parents home and just need to keep motivated. I have only been dieting for about 2 weeks, but I am loving my healthy new lifestyle. <BR> I haven't yet been excersizing due to snow, but soon! <BR> I might need you guys to keep me... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:47:05 EST How can I find a walker friendly UK half marathon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51700542 Can anyone tell me how to go about finding a UK half marathon that I can walk? Fri, 18 Jan 2013 03:39:23 EST 4 kilo in my first 2 weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51677736 Hi all, I'm Rebecca and I'm so pleased with my start! I have a young baby and it's only recently that I have been able to think about myself. Baby has allergies and reflux and I have depression but over Christmas and New Year I felt ready to make changes. My husband is very supportive and I'm feeling very positive. <BR> Happy 2013!!! Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:34:13 EST Gastric Mind Band http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51676207 So I was reading my local paper and I saw an artical about Gastric Mind Band therapy - I couldn't afford to see someone but they have a book and a CD - has anyone tried this??? <BR> <BR> If so what is your experience??? Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:43:08 EST the last first time I do start this all again :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51667819 Hi! My name is Arianna, and while I've been actively using SparkPeople for a couple of weeks now I haven't actually introduced myself anywhere! <BR> <BR> I'm an American grad student studying in the Wales, and I come from an art/craft background. <BR> <BR> My goals include losing about 35 pounds by September and to be active for at least 30 minutes per day! Wed, 16 Jan 2013 06:30:50 EST Exercise Myth or Fact http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21588x24x51622504 Hi... <BR> <BR> I find losing weight quite difficult at time. I think my metabolism is non existent. ha ha. <BR> <BR> Now I am exercising and am feeling really good for it. But I have read some stuff that for some people exercise does not help with weight loss. <BR> <BR> For example: There are many where I work that exercise and they have cake and other confectionery through out the week. I on the other hand when I am keeping to my plan. Stick to low calorie foods, exercise ... but still m... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 15:32:31 EST Scottish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51614706 Hi there before I decide whether to stay in this group are there any Scottish members, just curious. <BR> Eileen Sun, 13 Jan 2013 05:55:12 EST Motivated at last ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51614486 I discovered Spark People by accident on New Years Day....12 days on I've lost 3 pounds, and my partner has joined in and lost 4 pounds! .....I'm so motivated....this might well be the diet plan that finally makes a difference ! Sun, 13 Jan 2013 05:02:29 EST Want to bust the tummy fat- Best Workouts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21588x24x51607456 1. The Bicycle Exercise - best for targeting the six pack muscles and the obliques. To do this exercise, get into a supine position with hands at the back of your head. Bring knees to the chest while lifting shoulders off the floor. Slowly bring your right elbow towards your left knee as you straighten your right leg. Switch sides and continue in a pedaling motion. Do 1 to 3 sets with 12 to 16 repetitions. <BR> <BR> 2.The Captain's Chair Leg Raise - This exercise requires a captain's chair, ... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:14:35 EST Quick Team Message http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51607342 Hi guys! <BR> <BR> As I'm sure you're all aware, some new Team Leaders have come into play due to inactivity of past Team Leaders. We are in no way trying to push older team leaders out and I apologise if it felt like that! <BR> <BR> A post was put on the team as the previous team leaders had been inactive for 60+ days. Like many others, I put my interest forward to be a team leader and was given the role. <BR> <BR> I'm very sorry for the conflict that you guys have had to see in spark te... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:07:21 EST Team Leaders NOT administra ators...No "I" in team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51604640 I'm sorry but I am very disturbed by recent events with leaders that have been here many years leaving the team or dropping themselves from the team leader positions. <BR> <BR> NO one is above anyone on this TEAM, it is what it is...you are part of a TEAM not the person in charge...I did not appreciate an email from someone I've never heard of, been a member of SparkPeople for a few months telling me they are the NEW Administrator of the team! <BR> <BR> I am really sorry to receive a couple... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:33:08 EST What the HELL is going on!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51604560 I have been away for a few weeks, due to moving house and ill health and it seems the UK team has gone to the Dogs! I don't want to be a part of a team who's leaders are continually bickering!! Lead by example or leave!!! <BR> I have more impotent things to worry about:( DON'T KEEP POSTING EMAILS!!! <BR> <BR> Any one else fed up with this? Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:26:41 EST January Jumpstart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2354x24x51602391 I've just finished week 2 of the January Jumpstart challenge. I find it really helps me to stay on track, especially with my exercise. Not being the biggest fan of working out, I love that the daily exercise video is organised for me so I don't have to think about it. Is anyone else doing it? Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:57:55 EST Help with a wobble? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51602137 Struggling or just want to vent? We've all been there! Post here for support, advice and a sympathetic ear. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:41:56 EST Share your successes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51601905 Whether your victories are large or small, everyone gets a boost of motivation from hearing about the progress we're making. So tell us about your weightloss, your shrinking waistline, your fitness achievements or even just saying no to your favourite temptations. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:28:44 EST Game!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51601651 So we are going to play a little game! We will give you all a word and you take the next letter, and chose a word which starts with it. Terribly explained so I will start. <BR> The word is JANUARY <BR> <BR> J= Jumping. <BR> <BR> So the next person choose a word which begins with A. Good luck! Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:14:19 EST Bodyweight Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21588x24x51600807 I have been asked to reccomend some bodyweight exercises, so here are my top ones Hope they help. <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Always warm up! Without a warm up, you can damage muscles, tendons and joints. Spend a couple of minutes stretching! <BR> <BR> 1. Step ups! - Step onto any surface capable of supporting your weight, Bring your second foot up flat on the surface and step back down and repeat with the opposite leg. You can do it as slowly or quick as you like! Make it harder by carrying somet... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:20:42 EST Low on money? Then don't worry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21588x24x51600018 As I'm sure you all know, money is tight! As a university student I am feeling the bite badly, and I thought that I wouldn't be able to continue my workout. However, here are a few things you can do to keep exercising for a tiny price- many are even free!! <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> 1- You don't need a gym to exercise. Don't get me wrong, gyms are fab, but they aren't vital. You can easily workout without them. <BR> Home workouts can be just as effective. On Youtube, SparkPeople have... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:24:14 EST Fun workouts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51599612 If you know any workouts that can be more fun that the average sit up, and jogging, then post them here!! <BR> I will start! <BR> <BR> If you have a dog, then go outside and play with it! Chasing around after your dog can burn hundreds of calories, plus it is fun!! <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:52:09 EST hey guys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51598201 Hey my name is Danielle, I'm new to spark people and I'm from Essex, this is quite strange but I'm looking for someone to team up with to keep on track with exercise. I have my goals for the new year and also signed up to a marathon. So I would like someone to keep me on track and maybe I can help them too. This is out of my comfort zone asking but as fitness would be a common interest it would be good motivation. With family and friends Noone is really interested so they aren't good at help ... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:58:34 EST First Cars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51591411 I passed my driving test on Wednesday and am now being asked what sort of car I think I'll get. My total ignorance about anything to do with a car, means that all I can say at the moment is 'a yellow one.' I need inspiration Sparkers-what was your first car? Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:32:04 EST Maureen Homans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51585762 Hi my name is Maureen and i live in Erdington Birmingham,in the UK i am looking for some one to buddy up with to diet and exercise, i am already a slimming world consultant, so the food part for me is quite simple, but i want to get more motivated and energetic is there anyelse who feels like i do. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:35:03 EST Happy New Year everyone! My name is Sarah... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51571072 ... and I am here to make a difference from the inside out, and work forwards to where I was 3 years ago - better all round. So, there are 44 pounds / 20kg to be lovingly moved back into the custody of the Universe (rather than my belly), stamina and strength to build up, cycling, sailing and hiking adventures to go on and a lovely wardrobe to fit into once again. Specifics are posted on my sparkblog, comments welcome! <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal.asp?id=SMARTOAK ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:18:52 EST Starting again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51568462 After a couple of months away from sparkpeople I want to start tracking my workouts, dieting and collecting points again , just like before, I already lost 45/50lbs and I have 25/30lbs to go, I am aiming for this summer, any tips or words of inspiration welcome, thanks for reading, X LuCy Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:45:59 EST Londoner with exercise issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51556641 Hi everyone, <BR> I live in East London, I'm 31 and i want to lose weight and get fit! i struggle with motivation so thought this might be a good idea, maybe spur me on a bit...... <BR> My issues are i really like food, all food really, lol. I want to be fit, healthy and feel good in clothes i wear.... I'm a size 18, weighing 14stone 11 pounds, and 5ft 11. I am a bigger person, i believe that my build is big but some people say that's an excuse? still i wanna be lighter and fitter! i can red... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 15:02:32 EST hi im a new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51551858 hi <BR> <BR> I'm a new member, looking to get healthy, any great tips are welcome. I live in north London any members near by? Wed, 9 Jan 2013 09:41:11 EST hi i'm a newby.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51473249 Hi everyone, i am totaly new to doing online talking, bloggie things, so getting frustrated finging my way around how to do it all. <BR> Anyway joined SP last night and decided to keep trak of the normal kind of food i would normaly eat in one day. Shocking really, carbs,carbs, carbs comming in at 2200 odd calories. wow. tomorrow i am gonna try alternitives to my regular diet and see how that goes. <BR> Still finding myway around this site so think will be a long process..... <BR> Just intr... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 16:40:26 EST Rosebud http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24x51470548 Hi all i'm Rose and obviously new to this site am looking for any help going really have a massive target and am going to try to do it by cutting very low on carbs so any advice would be much appreciated. Good luck to all those starting now too x Fri, 4 Jan 2013 13:08:37 EST Omega 3's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2518x24x51450553 We all know, I should think, how beneficial omega 3's are to health but I have been unable to find this amongst the nutrients that can be added on SP to our daily nutrition tracker. Has anyone else been able to find it or can anyone tell me how I can put this only my daily tracker or where I can find it on Spark to add. <BR> Many thanks. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 10:49:26 EST Hairy Dieters - BBC2 7-8pm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24x51435221 I watched yesterday's episode of 'The Hairy Dieters - how to love food and lose weight' on the iPlayer today and found it quite interesting. It's the Hairy Bikers and a group of other foodies trying out healthier versions of their favourite recipes in a bid to lose weight over a three month period. Worth a watch especially if you're a bit of a chef - or trying to be! <BR> <em>4</em> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:58:04 EST Anyone doing Spark's BLC21? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2354x24x51426760 I'm doing the 21st round of Sparks biggest loser challenge and wondered if any of you are doing it too? It's my first BLC and I'm looking forward to it. It starts on 16th Jan but the registration team is open now - the link is on my sparkpage if you're interested! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 05:51:43 EST