SparkPeople Table For One Until There Is Two... Team Messageboard Single? Us too! This group is for the single, divorced, legally separated, widowed or what have you are welcomed. Share dating tips or recipes! SparkPeople Table For One Until There Is Two... Team Messageboard What Is One Of Your Hobbies? Clipping coupons! <BR> <BR> <em>528</em> Sat, 6 Jan 2018 16:27:26 EST Where To Actually Look For A Mate I have looked in church, restaurants, library, stores, etc. They are either married or gay. I do not do the bar scene and do not do on-line dating. uuugh Sun, 4 Sep 2016 16:11:36 EST Are You Reading A Romance? Well, I only allow myself fitness books, cookbooks and religious books as I think romances are a waste of time. But, you do not know how much I want to break down and read a good romance! <BR> <BR> I am especially interested in reading Sarah Strohmeyer novels. What do you read? I would like some suggestions of good romances if I may. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sun, 4 Sep 2016 16:06:22 EST Team Suggestions- what do you think we should do? Hi everyone! My name is Rich. I went to sign up and the team was inactive so I agreed to take over and they just transfered it into my team. I've never run a team here before so if anyone wants to be a co-administrator or take over completely just let me know. As for the main reason for this post I was wondering if as members of this team you would like to help make this a team everyone here is happy with and getting the most out of. So ANY ideas on what to add or change or completely remove ... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:18:59 EST new here Hi everyone.... <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself. I am in my 40's and just went through a tough couple of years. Last summer I stopped to weigh myself and YIKES!! Through it all (I knew this even without weighing myself but.....) - my weight has really gotten out of control. Now I've made some changes in my life that make day to day 'healthier' but need to focus on losing some of this weight. I'd like to eventually get down to 150 or even below, but right now that means losin... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:00:45 EST Happy New Year! Hi everyone! My name is Michelle. I am 28 years old and very excited about the new, healthy lifestyle that I am working on. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 16:25:33 EST Captains log lol Good Monday morning team, <BR> <BR> This is your captain speaking (I've always wanted to say that). I apologize for my long absence. I have been having some medical challenges, most of which yet to be fully resolved. I have not abandoned you, nor have I forgotten my pledge of devotion to you. We have some solid goals in place that I want us to continue to focus on during this new year. We all deserve to reach our goals. No matter they be personal, or group goals. Even though my health limits... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 09:38:46 EST Inspirational quote of the week! "Vague goals will invariably set you up for failure, and that's not what we want here." <BR> <BR> This is our team quote of the week. It basically means that in order to seriously be a winner in your fitness goals you need to set parameters. Now I want you all to take some time this week and really evaluate where you are, where you started, and where you are trying to go. Create specific and defined goals for yourself. And I want you to post them. We will hold each other accountable. I can o... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:34:21 EST New leader, New introductions Hi I'm Ashley the team leader for Table for One Until There is Two!!! I'm 26, single, no kids, in college studying Cosmetology. I live at home with an elderly disabled parent. I run my own Mary Kay business and 5Linx Marketing business both from home. I am starting a women's social chapter in my spare time. I'm an avid reader of any book with or without pictures lol. I love movies, music and my iPad lol. This is me in a nutshell. I look forward to meeting you all. Please tell me about yoursel... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 04:52:20 EST New and seeking community! Hi! I just joined and I'm looking for some people to walk with in this quest for physical fitness! I'll share a little about who I am in relation to this group and I would love to hear your stories too! <BR> <BR> I have very strict rules for myself when it comes to dating. Growing up in a military home, my family would move every 2-4 years. Because of this, I made the decision not to allow myself to date until I had graduated high school, since I knew no relationship before then would be las... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:10:02 EST Hello! First thing I love about this site is that I can do one "intro" message to all my boards - yay! (Because it's late, and I have to work tomorrow! :) <BR> <BR> But just a short note to say hi to everyone out there reading this and doing this journey alongside me! My name is Katie - I'm wrapping up a graduate degree this semester, and finally finding the personal motivation to lose the extra weight I've been carrying my whole life. <BR> <BR> I'm an amputee and a childhood cancer survivor,... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 02:15:50 EST DAY DREAM - What's Yours? I'm Day Dreaming to be 111lbs and Get a boyfriend. Realistic? I made this youtube video to hopefully help out the process. they are both quit large goals! Heres the link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Leave me comments, likes, let me know what you think. feed back is always fun! Wed, 11 Apr 2012 04:24:16 EST Hi yall Hello to all. I'm Lexi. I'm 25. I'm single & I'm ready to lose the weight for good! Sun, 8 Apr 2012 13:50:59 EST new! :) I'm doing my best to keep going through all of my personal/physical/emotional struggles. The physical struggles are by far the hardest at this point... For those who haven't already read, I have Pseudotumor Cerebri (a fluid build up in the middle of my brain) and to save me from going blind I had a brain surgery on June 17th of this year... I woke up to find out that I needed a second one that very next morning b/c it was not placed in the correct spot. Fun, right? <BR> <BR> They inserted a... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 22:54:43 EST Third time's the charm Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Becca Smith, and I am a 20 year old college student. This is the third time I have tried spark people, but the first two times I didn't take time to get to know anyone or make any spark friends. I am determined to be more successful this time. My short term goal is to lose 25lbs, but in the long term my goal is to lose 50lbs. If you would like to talk, I'd love to get to know you! <BR> <BR> Becca Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:01:17 EST So tired of being tired I'm a single mom of 4 and I am tired of being fat. Not that it is new for me to be tired of being fat - because I have been fat for a looooong time, but I am also tired of being alone, which I think is caused by me being fat! So, I had a friend of a friend on Facebook who used SparkPeople to lose a ton of weight and thought I would give it a try. What can it hurt - right? Tue, 20 Sep 2011 16:19:35 EST I am beginning again, AGAIN! Hi! My name is Kathy. I am the mother of one son and the grandmother of two grandsons. I have been a "born again Spirit filled" Christian for a very long time, although I haven't had a home church for several years. I was always overweight as a child and gained 50 pounds with my pregnancy and shortly after my son was born I ballooned to over 200 pounds and have remained there all of my adult life except for a couple short periods. I have been over 250 pounds for about 14 years now. I hav... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 02:31:41 EST Girl from KS Hi everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm 23 from KS, currently working full-time in the education field. I've lost 15 pounds since joining SparkPeople almost two months ago, and I have 20 more to go to hit my goal. I'm excited to be here! Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:53:40 EST Challenge Progress Hi team members. Just to let everyone know that I am into week three of my challenge and I am doing really well; I am almost 14 weeks away from completing it so I am going to be talking about it somewhat for a while and will be mixing some of my WT (wedding talk) in the posts as well. <em>244</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:06:42 EST Hi All Hi all. My name is Kristy. I'm 31 & about 100 lbs over weight. I feel like such a failure & an embarrassment. I joined SP a couple of years ago & with the help I found here & in other places I had lost 70 lbs. I looked pretty good & felt great. I was confident & actually, for one of the first times ever, felt sexy & attractive. About a year & a half ago, I got a promotion (into a supervisory role) & changed from working the night shift to working the day shift. This job is not one I wanted bu... Tue, 24 May 2011 20:27:43 EST Hi! I'm a Newbie!! <em>213</em> Ladies, I am new to this team! Here is my situation I am going to be 48 I am single but my goal before I leave this planet is to become a Military wife (a Blue Angels wife as I am a huge fan of the Blue Angels); I am currently looking for a Blue Angels Pilot who is single and in his 40's; but he has to be interested in the same things I am interested in and be a college graduate. Anyway I also need some support with my weight loss journey that is why I came here. <em>336</e... Sun, 1 May 2011 12:31:05 EST Newbie! =) Hi! I'm Adrienna- Anna for short. I'm 21 and a college student majoring in Social Welfare with a minor in Theatre. I'm overweight and I'm trying to get skinny for a few different reasons: personal, professional, and (most importantly) spiritual. I suffer from EDNOS, which for me takes the form of binging and starving. I'm trying, with God's help, to break this addiction by finding balance. <BR> I love making new friends, and I'm here to give and receive support. So feel free to add me! Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:25:44 EST I have got to lose this weight, but need friends 2 Hi all. I am Episcopal Christian, and on all the dating sites. But I can't find a single guy to date! <BR> Sure, there was Alphaw from long island, but he doesn't want to have children. Eventually I would like to have a whole bunch of kids... by and by would be exercising during all of that time probably... <BR> <BR> If there's a single guy on this team, please email me and maybe we can chat sometime. Until then, let me introduce myself to all. <BR> <BR> I'm Joy. 29 years old and Indian... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:59:52 EST Howdy from Texas! Well hey hey you guys and gals! <BR> My name is Gabrielle, but everyone calls me Gabby. I'm 21, and from Rowlett Texas (in Dallas). I recently joined this site, and was happy to have found this group! I am single, and a Christian. I'm so excited to share my story and meet new people on here. Finding this group was a blessing, and I can't wait to see how our lives change! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 6 Jan 2011 04:38:04 EST Howay I'm Billie. Lets see basics: I'm 30, single mom of an 11yo boy, work 2 jobs, love to workout but cant fit it in/find the energy, love to cook dont have time. my goal is to get back down to 130 but mainly to get back down to less than 20% body fat. <BR> I have very little of a support system right now other than sparkpeople and that goes for everything lol <BR> i'm dipping my toe in the dating world and not likeing it much lol <BR> dont know what else to say about me! hope everyone had a great... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 01:32:20 EST Team Leader/C -leaders needed If you are interested in becoming team leader please respond to this post and I will add you. Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:09:34 EST currently support-less Please pray for me, because I am studying medicine in the Dominican Republic, and I signed up to take the United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1 on December 28. There's a lot involved here, because I'm constantly fighting feelings of unworthiness, because I didn't have enough money, a green card, a good enough interview, etc to get into a US medical school. Now, I am aiming for a residency in ophthalmology, but the average score is 235, and my practice scores are 188, which is a barely... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 16:51:56 EST Looking for a guy in his 40s or 50's Hi, I'm Lori (age 45) from Indiana. I'm looking for a guy in his 40's or 50's who likes watching television, movies, shopping and must love dogs. I am a recovering Catholic who attends a Christian church when able. Sat, 13 Nov 2010 12:28:57 EST New Hi Sat, 6 Nov 2010 22:05:22 EST Wanting to settle down again I feel I have put my life on whole and feels like I wasted alot of years because of my weight. My ex passed away 11 yrs ago. Well I want to be with someone again, I feel ready. But I feel I have to get my health back on track before I do. How can I date or even find that special someone if I am not happy with me. I am a christian, so prefer someone that believes the same as I do. Wish I could find a work out buddy in my area, to keep me motivated. Mon, 30 Aug 2010 16:50:29 EST Hi! Hi! Hi! Hello everyone! Today was the first day of the rest of my life... (cliche? i know) I recently worked my way through college and graduated this August. I know if I can do that, then I can do anything. I really want to stay committed to my weight loss goals this time. I want to get back to where I was. I have a very long way to go but am hoping that participation and encouragement will help me on my journey. A little about me...I love to laugh, comedy is my favorite, I love reading, and ... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:47:18 EST Hi, I'm new here Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this group - hoping to meet people, have fun and lose weight while I'm at it. <BR> <BR> About me - well I used to ride horses often, as in I owned them for-well to many years to list here. They actually got to be more work and as I gained weight I rode less and then I didn't ride much at all. I'm hoping to change that. I miss just jumping on a horse, not bothering with saddles and taking a run (safely, in a safe place) on the horses. <BR> <BR> I could go ... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 22:30:42 EST New to This Team Hello my name is Teiel. <BR> <BR> I stopped dating when I turned 16. I had always been a little bigger than the other girls, but when I hit 16 I started to get my womanly features unfortunately for me that meant more fat directed to the bust and tush. I've tried to date guys who seem interested, but in the end I wasn't satisfied because I was settling for someone different than who I am naturally drawn to. <BR> I long for an articulate, eloquent, sharp dressed, respectful, christian (but I ... Sun, 30 May 2010 22:22:24 EST Hi I'm Sam Hello everyone. <BR> My name is Sam. I am headed in the wrong direction with my weight. I am on sparkpeople because I feel I have to be not because I want to be. So I am joining teams that look interesting to me, so that I can have some inspiration to get back to where I was. I loved working out and going to the gym everyday. My friends all called me Muscle Slut because that was the gym was so important to me, I journaled and tracked everything I did as far as exercise. Then I got marri... Mon, 24 May 2010 13:04:37 EST where to go Here is a question for the ladies. I find it really difficult to meet good quality Christian girls outside of church. Where are you all hanging out. I know you are out there, but where? <BR> Jake Fri, 7 May 2010 11:28:17 EST I'm not who I was Hey everyone. As of three years ago I was 400 lbs and rising, diabetes and sleep apnea. I was a mess. I had tried losing weight many times over the course of my life, but it never stuck. I got sick and had to have two surgeries to get me back to “normal.” I had my gall bladder removed and then two feet of my small intestine. I almost died twice in 4 months at the age of 25. Due to the surgery I lost 95 lbs, but I was eating very little. I gained 45 lbs back and became a little frustrated. A ... Fri, 7 May 2010 11:26:16 EST Hello from Aldergrove, BC Canada Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been really utilizing this site for a couple weeks now and thought it would be nice if there was a group for singles. Then I found this Group. Yay! <BR> <BR> The past year has been one with challenges and change. I figured since life was changing all around me it was time to make changes within as well. This is the year I get healthy. i turn 40 next year and I am challenging myself to meet my goal by then. <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Mar 2010 18:23:25 EST HI!!!! Single in indiana Hi. My name is Kayla. I am 21 and single. I have set it in my mind and I know with God's help I can accomplish my goal. My goal is to get under 200 before I graduate Bible College. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 15:22:23 EST Hey There Hello <BR> <BR> I have just joined the team. I look forward to getting to know new people who are also on a weight loss journey. God Bless <BR> <BR> Natasha Mon, 7 Dec 2009 11:19:33 EST Hi, My name is Kewanna and I am from Raleigh NC. I have joined spark to get healthy and to build a positive foundation. I have used spark before and really like the plan. I wish everyone the best. <BR> <BR> Kewanna Sat, 1 Aug 2009 22:33:52 EST Hey,I am new Hey everyone... I am new here, plus I just moved { So I am looking for some friends } Kathy Sat, 11 Jul 2009 20:55:27 EST Hi Everyone! Hi Everyone, I just wanted to say hi and that I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you better! Thu, 11 Jun 2009 19:12:41 EST Hello Hello everybody! I am a single 39 y/o mom of three girls so my table isn't only set for one! I've been divorced about 6 months now from a 16 year marriage and I'm ready to start dating. I've been alone for so much more than 6 months. I have a lot of exciting new things in my life right now, SP being a big one. I am also starting a business that I prayed about for a long time. I signed up on a dating site but have not gotten a single response! What is up with that? I thought women get t... Fri, 14 Nov 2008 11:55:23 EST General Chit Chat Okay. We all joined this group for pretty much the same reason, right? We are single, looking, and hoping to lose weight for confidence? IS that the reason you guys joined too? <BR> <BR> Is it helping? <BR> <BR> Write and tell us if you've had a date and how it went. <BR> <BR> I had one. He was a nice guy, but we really don't have much in common. He made a crack about the cowboy and the city girl. He was laughing, but he was right. We are sooo different. We may do something again someti... Fri, 7 Nov 2008 15:45:25 EST Hey all! First off, happy Halloween. Hi there my name Mary. I am 36 years old. Okay where do I start with an introduction that doesn't scare people away. Seriously though. I am getting tired of my life. I need a change. I am tired of being single. I am tired of being heavy. I feel that I am heavy that the best part of me gets over looked. Its almost like I have to "slut" myself out to have any kind of attention from men. Thats not my way. Thats not me at all. <BR> <BR> The last guy I date... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 15:33:26 EST Hi There Hello everyone, my name is Jo Ann. I a single Christian female, age 28, from a small town in western KY. I am a childcare provider. I was so happy to come across this spark team. You don't know how many times I have been told that I can't be happy because I am not married or dating anyone. Don't get me wrong there are times that I wish I did, but I know it isn't a must to make me happy. God loves me and He has a plan for me and if that involves dating someone or marrying someone then so... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:11:41 EST snacking in the evening I did not realize how much I do that until I started tracking what I was eating. That is a big thing for me. <BR> I have a question too for you, how did you decide what to reward yourself and when? and how did you put it in your posts (blush) <BR> you can tell I really am new here. <BR> and also I would like to say thanks for the welcome and encouragement. <BR> Mary Wed, 22 Oct 2008 08:53:39 EST Hi group Hi <BR> My name is Mary and I am trying to lose some weight and get in shape. I have a new job coming up and want to be as strong as I can for it. Also I just want to feel and look good again. <BR> Look forward to talking with everyone. <BR> <BR> Mary Mon, 20 Oct 2008 21:19:28 EST Biggest Loser Hello, Andrea here, <BR> <BR> I have been selected by the local college to be a biggst loser contestant (NOT for TV). It is an eight week program. I started today with an introductory meeting and I am waiting to meet with my personal trainer. <BR> <BR> To help keep me motivated I would love to have challenge on spark people. It could be anything from the longest streak during the eight weeks to the amount of water we drink, to anything. If you have a challenge in mind that would be gr... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 22:43:31 EST Hello all my name is Phyllis Iam 42yrs old from Pittsburgh pa, I have 2 boys 19 and 16 and i have been single for a long time. Its hard for me to get out and meet people cos i dont drive and i dont have many friends to hang out with. I have been up and down with my weight most of my life. But this time its for life. I have lost 50 Lbs in 5 months and i have 50 more to go. I used to be in big sizes now iam in smaller sizes. I have been doing the slim fast optima plan and weight watchers and it has done ... Thu, 4 Sep 2008 17:45:08 EST Free Bible Studies Online Hey everyone. Lately, more and more I've been convicted by God that I need to be stretching myself by really digging in to His word. I did some internet searches tonight on the Last Supper which I've been trying to study on my own, and I came across a website that offers free online Bible Studies by a Baptist minister. So I signed up for one! I thought I would post the link to this site (the link takes you to the one I signed up for, but on the left of the page is other options for free s... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 02:57:48 EST Feminism in our society. What do you think about the feminist movement in our society? Thu, 14 Aug 2008 04:15:36 EST What do you picture? When you think about losing weight...when you picture yourself at that "ideal" weight, what do you picture yourself doing? <BR> <BR> I think the first thing that I really picture doing is going shopping. I can't remember the last time I actually felt like I looked "good" in clothes. I remember last year I finally broke down and bought jeans from Lane Bryant, and it was heartbreaking for me! Lane Bryant was great--their jeans made me look way better than the too tight ones I'd been stuff... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 18:56:39 EST Hungry Girl Maybe you guys have heard of this site, but it's one of my favorites. It's this awesome site that has a lot of cool recpies and tips for people like me who want to slim down, but just plain old like to eat. I actually bought the Hungry Girl cookbook this past spring and I love it! If you haven't checked this site out yet, I'd highly recommend it! <link> </link> Sat, 26 Jul 2008 17:33:04 EST Welcome Everyone! I just wanted to say welcome to RaeGirl47 and NEWSKINNYGIRL! I'm so glad to meet you both! I can't wait to hear what you guys have to say! Fri, 25 Jul 2008 19:22:05 EST What's your idea of a great first date, ladies? Personally, I've been on very FEW really great dates in my life. It seems like a lot of guys just don't put the effort out there to really sweep a girl off her feet anymore, you know? <BR> <BR> It isn't that I think I have to be wined and dined...not at all. But I really notice it when a guy puts a little thought and attention into the thing. <BR> <BR> First of all, I want the guy to ask ME out. I don't want to have to hint or wheedle or manipulate my way into getting the date. We've al... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 02:45:21 EST What's your idea of a great first date, ladies? Personally, I've been on very FEW really great dates in my life. It seems like a lot of guys just don't put the effort out there to really sweep a girl off her feet anymore, you know? <BR> <BR> It isn't that I think I have to be wined and dined...not at all. But I really notice it when a guy puts a little thought and attention into the thing. <BR> <BR> First of all, I want the guy to ask ME out. I don't want to have to hint or wheedle or manipulate my way into getting the date. We've al... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 02:39:15 EST Me and why I created this team Being the creator of this forum, I am writing this in hopes that there will shorty be other members who will be reading it. If not, I'll have a lot of fun reading all by myself for a while, I guess. <BR> <BR> Let me tell you a little bit about myself and why I started this spark team. <BR> <BR> I grew up in a small town in North Dakota. I was raised by strong Christian parents, and my faith was pretty important to me. I was a totally boy crazy teenager and I couldn't wait to go to colle... 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