SparkPeople 20 Somethings Team Messageboard A team of 20 Somethings all here for each other! SparkPeople 20 Somethings Team Messageboard new member from OH soon will b 21. kayla here.hi! Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:44:10 EST newbie! hello everyone! I'm aisha. I'm 21 years old and i'm trying to lose over 100 pounds, and gain confidence. Thu, 3 Nov 2011 20:43:54 EST Hello Everyone! Hi my name is Elyse. I saw this sight while gooling weight loss tips. I am so ready to get started I have almost 100 pounds to lose,,, which is really hard for me to admit, but I love a challenge and this is right up my ally!!! If anyone has any tips for me please message me it would be a great help!!! thanx! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:15:32 EST Distance or Time? So Ive been working on my time and distance on the elliptical. I Started at being able to do .25/mile in 5 minutes- since then Ive extended to 2 miles and gotten my time down to 20min or 10min/mile. My hubby says I should work on endurance. Which do you think is better: Getting my time down for those 2 miles, or going at a slower pace and seeing how far I can go? Any input would be great thanks! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:30:56 EST Tell me about your workout! I have been back at the gym a steady week now and Im starting to get in to a routine now. I was wondering what everyone does for excercise. <BR> Whats your favorite? <BR> What do you find most challenging? <BR> What gives you the results? <BR> <em>215</em> GO TEAM! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 12:47:03 EST Hello Everyone! Well, this is Day 1 of my serious attempt of changing. With the support and companionship of others I hope I will succeed! Have a wonderful day everyone! Thu, 4 Nov 2010 04:03:19 EST Newbie Hi all! <BR> <BR> My name is Allyson, and I joined SparkPeople today (15 June2010). I read about this site in the Washington Post, and I figured that since it's free it might be worth giving it a shot. I work in an office setting, and because of that I have gained a little more than 30 lbs since graduating college....sooo I'm hoping that this community will be able to help me stay motivated to be able to lose the weight and get back into shape. <BR> <BR> I started going to the gym back in J... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:37:40 EST hi everyone! New to the team! just wanted to say hello! need some motivation to keep going. planning on completing the "activa challenge" in about one week and continue it as long as i can! also, plan on starting the new slim fast 3.2.1 plan. anybody have suggestions or comments about the slim fast plan? any experiences? please comment! Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:18:57 EST Hello, Sparkworld! I'd like to lose 19 lbs. My Nutrition has been an eye-opener for me; I've realized that I had no concept of calories consumed throughout the day. I'm trying superhard to eat more fruits and veggies and less white flour and sugar. I've also decided to learn how to bellydance; I figure it's a good exercise and maybe I'll feel more womanly in the process :). All the best in your journey! Fri, 26 Mar 2010 21:05:30 EST FTV's GLobal Model Search Hi Everyone! Please vote for me for FTV's Global Model Search by following this link. This is about as fearless as I get :) <BR> <BR><BR>13 <BR> &m_id=2459 <BR> <BR> I've worked really hard for this and I need everyone's support. <BR> <BR> &#9829;M <BR> Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:50:29 EST Hey fellow peeps I am very new to this. I am a 27 year old firefighter and as we all know we fireman eat very well. Although alot of the meals are home cooked at the station and all not all of it is as healthy as the next. I have gained some lbs that i really would love to shed off. So any help or advice is always appreciated Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:24:11 EST Hey Fellow 20 somethings :) Just wanted to say a quick hello to all of you ...I am 25 years old and I live on the East Coast of Chilly Canada! Currently I am on a 'health kick' and not setting any weight loss goals but just trying to be more healthy. If I lose in the process - then great :) I am approximately 250pds (I havent weighed myself!) and I take about a size 18-20. My goal is to fit into a size 16 within 6 months. I hope all of you find success in your journeys! Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:48:14 EST Email updates... How do I sign up for emails other than the newlsetter update and stuff like that from this team? I joined when I signed up for spark and don’t know where the link is to do that. <BR> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:12:12 EST Hi everyone! I'm new and excited to be here. Just lost five official pounds today. Woohoo! <BR> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:11:36 EST Confused? i was wondering, if you over do your calories or if you over do a day of say chocolate (its that time of the month) if i worked out in the gym on cardio a bit more would it kind of even it out not to gain anything? i usually dont do this but for the last few days ive kinda over done it on sweets i havnt gone over my ranges but i have ate more sweets the usual so i was just wondering Tue, 17 Mar 2009 20:10:20 EST READY 2 B MOTIVATED A LOSE WEIGHT <em>213</em> <BR> HELLO EVERYONE MY NAME IS KATRINA. ITS ALMOST THE END OF THE YEAR AND I DECIDED TO START MY NEW YEAR RESOLUTION EARLY.I WEIGH 190 I WANT TO LOSE 30LBS. IM CURRENTLY 21YRS OLD AND I WILL BE 22 ON DECEMBER 26TH.. IM HERE TO MEET NEW FRIENDS AND PEOPLE TO HELP KEEP ME MOTIVATED AND TO B FRIENDS TO OTHA PEOPLE AND KEEP THEM MOTIVATED ALSO. Tue, 18 Nov 2008 21:14:37 EST newbie! oops, i don't know how this posted 3 times at once. sorry. :( Fri, 17 Oct 2008 16:27:57 EST newbie! I'm a new name is Brooke...i'm 23 and trying to get more active and get into the best shape ever. I'm looking for a buddy for some challenges and motivation-if you're interested let me know! Fri, 17 Oct 2008 16:27:54 EST newbie! I'm a new name is Brooke...i'm 23 and trying to get more active and get into the best shape ever. I'm looking for a buddy for some challenges and motivation-if you're interested let me know! Fri, 17 Oct 2008 16:27:47 EST NEW 24 year old Male Just trying something new. My friend has been doing this site for a year and I never was really interested in joining. I thought I could lose it on my own and almost did. Lost 28 lbs since August of 2007 but can't seem to lose the last 10-20 lbs and keep it off. I get content and then let it all go. So I hope this site will really help me out. Sat, 4 Oct 2008 17:35:29 EST The last 10 pounds...truly are the hardest to lose Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Just joined this group. I'm 25 years old and heard about this site and just had to be a part of it! <BR> <BR> I've been doing really great at my cardio, my boyfriend and I go running 3 times a week, but my strength exercises I've been slacking. <BR> <BR> I started this program about a month ago and the scale has hardly budged! Its frustrating that I'm not losing anything and the Lbs are falling off my boyfriend. So i've started to work out extra hard and really watc... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 09:52:38 EST Trying to lose weight! Hi! I decided I should join a group because I'm having a lot of trouble staying motivated losing weight! I thought this group would help me stay accountable to myself! So I thought I'd introduce myself! <BR> Annie Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:03:08 EST 24-year old in Atlanta, GA Hey everyone, my name is Rachel. I just turned 24 and I am a mommy to a wonderful 4-year old son. I have decided that in order to become a healthy weight, I have to do something about it, that is why I am here and I hope that Sparkpeople can help. I know that it is going to be a long hard road but when I get to the end and look back, everything will be worth it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I hope to talk to you all soon.. <BR> <BR> Rachel Sat, 15 Mar 2008 01:21:24 EST 24 new girl, getting toned! Hi I just joined sp and it seems like a good fit for me to get fit. I'm not looking to loose weight really I just want to get toned and continue to eat healthy. I love eating healthy and I do often, but since moving back to CA from London I've been lazy and I need help getting back up, moving my body and eating right. I live in a beautiful place for outdoor exercise so I need to take advantage of this!Any good tips on mini marathons or runs in socal, im not a pro but i love running! Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:55:19 EST Hi everyone Hi everyone, <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself. I am 25 years old and my goal is to loose 28 pounds. I have always been thin, that was until 3 years ago when I met my husband. Basically, he wined and dined me to the weight that I am now. The good news is...we have made a promise to walk this weight loss/healthy life journey together. <BR> Good luck to everyone! <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12:33:09 EST Losing weight slow Hello everyone. Maybe someone can help me understand what I'm doing wrong. I started working out and eating healthy as of Jan 3.2008. So far I've lost about 5lbs. I work out at least 5 days a week for one to two hours. Can someone help me understand the slow process? Sun, 10 Feb 2008 19:32:39 EST Adding things to your page How do you add the weight loss counters and other things to your page? Sun, 10 Feb 2008 01:20:35 EST Hi. . . . Hello! My Name is Nichole and I am From Louisiana, and I have about 70 pounds to lose, AND I WANT TO DO IT!!!!!! I am 25 years old and I am Single I have three teaching positions in my church and I am the Journalist at (Group of Men and Women who write and support---Sponsors a Soldier). I am Very active to, I have a Flower Garden and so I am so wanting to lose half this weight by April 6. Thu, 24 Jan 2008 15:54:50 EST Introduction Hi I am here just like everyone else looking for a little support. I am very active but still do not see the results I am looking for. Do here I am. I hope being in a community will make a difference for me. Sun, 25 Nov 2007 01:19:00 EST New Hi, my name is Julie and I'm new to sparkpeople and to the team as well. I'm 26 years old and I'm trying to lose about 20 pounds. <BR> Just wanted to come by and say hello and introduce myself. Wed, 17 Oct 2007 22:56:59 EST Fighting wieght Hello everyone.. My name is Dennis and I'm trying to drop some weight and get healthy. I hope that I can learn a thing or two from some of you and have fun working hard. <BR> p.s. I'm single too so I am always looking for a female exercise partner! Wed, 3 Oct 2007 11:47:49 EST where you weigh in hi <BR> <BR> I'm just curious on which scale should I use? I have analog show me 53kg and digital show me 54.7... is a big gap!! 1.7kg mannnnn.... <BR> <BR> may i know where you guy go to weigh yourself? if at home.. scale is analog or digital?? Tue, 2 Oct 2007 02:34:42 EST An Introduction, I suppose Hi, <BR> <BR> I am fairly new to sparkpeople. I don't usually go in for forums and messaging and such, but it's hard to find support and community in something so personal and lifestyle choices. Well, that's pretty much life in a nutshell. Well, my name is Chantel, and I'm a 20-something! Fri, 24 Aug 2007 20:35:58 EST just wanted to introduce myself Hi there. I'm new to the team and the whole spark people message board! Fri, 24 Aug 2007 13:04:31 EST just saying hi Hey there i'm new to the team my name is angie and i'm a 25 yr old mother of two little boys..just wanted to say hello to everyone.. Wed, 22 Aug 2007 16:53:34 EST small accomplishments <em>243</em> <BR> hi everyone. just wanted to say that we should be happy about the small 'gains' we make.... if we exercise for 5 minutes extra, or eat 25% less of our plate that's awesome.... if we keep up eating 25% less eat time we eat, meaning we don't finish our food - that must amount to somethign right? if we exercise 10 minutes extra every day - that counts for extra calories burned. think - in a week, two weeks, a month - that's a lot!!! let's keep it up... Fri, 10 Aug 2007 23:47:28 EST New to SP Hey everyone. My name is Iz, I'm 23 years old. I'm married to an amazing man in the military. I have struggled with my weight all of my life and since I got married about two years ago I have put on over 70lbs, which I am not okay with. I am trying to get back on track - today was my first day going to the gym. I tend to lose my motivation and am hoping to find people here that can help keep me motivated. If anyone is located in the Bremerton/Silverdale area and would like a work out bu... Sat, 14 Jul 2007 02:21:20 EST new to the team Hello, i am 24 a single mom currently living in fl, may be moving back to ny, not completely sure yet, just thought i'd say hi Thu, 12 Jul 2007 22:32:29 EST Hokie Computer Engineer Hey everyone! Thu, 5 Jul 2007 18:56:10 EST stress Ok so i have a question...ive been in a realtionship for close to 2 general its an intense one. But i care about her alot and i want to stick things out with her and make things work. But i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for relieving stress without eating? (my girlfriend isnt the only thing contributing to my stress: theres work, an up commin surgery, an ex) so any ideas so i dont drowned myself in my stress? Thu, 5 Jul 2007 12:37:53 EST 10-15 Pounds down by September 1st!! It's now July 2nd. I plan to lose at least 10 pounds by September 1st. Anyone else wanna step to the challenge?? Mon, 2 Jul 2007 08:58:01 EST Wanted to introduce myself trying to get motivated and get my old body back to the way it was. I'm 27yrs old and refuse to head into my 30 somethings the way I am now!! Fri, 22 Jun 2007 01:46:54 EST Introduce and do share your 20's age here :) hi all! im Whacky7 and im turning 26! wow! Sat, 26 May 2007 11:52:30 EST 8-10lbs by Memorial Day!! Good morning everyone! I hope that you will consider my Memorial Day challenge!! <BR> Memorial Day weekend is "traditionally" the kick-off to summer with us 20 somethings (esp. college types). The first weekend for the swimsuits, water sports and sunburns...YIKES!! <BR> My diet has been waning for 6 months (stuck at a 5 lbs loss from 166 to 161) but I reinvigorated it on April 1 and I'm down to 157! But...Can I get down to 150 by Memorial Day?! Well, if I stick to my own challenge, I'll get... Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:38:03 EST WEIGH IN HERE For week starting for me 3/11/07 was 278.2. Ill check back in as much as I can. My starting weight on January 2, 2007 was 310. Fri, 16 Mar 2007 01:04:21 EST Hey Everyone I've been on sparkpeople since September and managed to lose a stone before Christmas but then went off the rails a bit but only gained 4lbs so it could have been worse! <BR> <BR> However, now I really want to get back on track so I'm joining a few more groups so that I have more motivation! :D <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Mar 2007 12:50:19 EST NEED HELP STAYING ON TRACK ---- ARGH NEED HELP STAYING ON TRACK ---- ARGH <BR> Ok so I am motivated once I am on SparkPeople. But I find myself losing time on the computer when I could be out there exercising. I just moved to a new city but dont have any new friends to help me in person. Could everyone do me a favor, when you see me online would you please tell me to get off the computer and go exercise? <BR> <BR> Either sparkmail me, email me at or Or if on messenger and... Thu, 1 Mar 2007 16:54:17 EST Getting Married in Aug!!!! Got pounds to losse so motivated but having a hard time to find the time!!!! Tue, 20 Feb 2007 23:42:22 EST LENT CHALLENGE STARTS 2/21 goes or 40 DAYS LENT CHALLENGE STARTS 2/21 goes or 40 DAYS <BR> <BR> Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Just checking in. I decided I would do a Lent challenge and for 40 days starting tommorrow Im giving up chocolate. Its only 40 days, I can do it. <BR> <BR> What are you giving up? Tue, 20 Feb 2007 23:26:14 EST What's so great about being in your 20's? Hey, I thought we could start a fun little (or big) list of why it is so great to be in your 20's! I think its great because you change SO much in this ten year span! <BR> <BR> What's so great: College! <BR> What's so bad: College! <BR> <em>58</em> Sun, 28 Jan 2007 15:43:53 EST Hello Hi guys, I'm Lisette and I'm new to spark and this group. I gained 75 lbs during my pregnancy, lost 49 so far, and I hope to be down to 160 by April. I wish everyone here the best of luck and hope to get to know you guys better. <em>211</em> Sun, 17 Dec 2006 20:48:48 EST Aloha! Hello everyone, I just joined this group about 5 minutes ago! <BR> I wanted to introduce name is Angela and I am 24 about to be 25. Married and living in Hawaii! No children yet, but one day. I am not looking to lose weight, I have always been skinny growing up, but now that I'm older I have the tummy showing and I'm tired of looking a little pregnant when I'm not! lol My husband is a little overweight and we are working together to better our lives. <BR> I'm looking to meet many ... Fri, 6 Oct 2006 22:49:52 EST One Good thing! I thought it would be nice for everyone to right one good thing in their life right now: <BR> <BR> Mine: My Husband! He's helping me stay motivated sooo much! He also tells me I'm beautiful. Which, I need that when I feel down. I love him! Thu, 7 Sep 2006 10:10:21 EST I'd like to introduce myself My name is Jess-I am from Cedar Rapids, IA <BR> I have been on spark for about 2 months now and am loving it. Just trying to lose my weight that I have been denying is there and trying to get into better shape before the babies start to come. <BR> Just a fair hello to everyone Tue, 5 Sep 2006 11:24:02 EST Hi 21 from Australia <em>20</em> Thu, 31 Aug 2006 22:18:45 EST HI Hi. My name is kristin I am 21 I have married for 2 years now. I just joined your team. i just really want to tone up since i got married i have gained about 12 pnds and i dont want to keep gaining. so that is why i am here. HELP ME PLEASE!!!! <em>46</em> Tue, 8 Aug 2006 22:42:45 EST New Here! hello! I just joined this team this morning. Looking to meet new people, learn new ways to lose weight, and get healthy. Tue, 1 Aug 2006 08:48:02 EST 20-somethings Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "20-somethings" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> 20-somethings wanting to slim down, tone up, eat healthy, and live better! Fri, 24 Mar 2006 14:44:48 EST