SparkPeople Keystone Slimdown Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=271 Sparkpeople who live in the great state of Pennsylvania. We are the biggest PA team!! We can support each other in our quest to make PA a healthier, 'smaller' state. SparkPeople Keystone Slimdown Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=271 Hi i am new to the scene http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x58422753 My name is Lynn and I am looking to lose weight due to doctors orders. I have health problems that cause me to gain weight so the doctor wants me on a low carb low fat diet. How am I to do that and feel full? Any ideas please let me know. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 22:18:32 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x58383982 Hi there. My name is Dan Weaver and this is my little intro piece. <BR> <BR> On February 17, 2014, my work hosted a ‘Get Healthy!’ screening which, as I saw it, was basically an oppurtunity to get some blood drawn in exchange for a discount on health care rates. You know, lots of good, cool stuff. <BR> <BR> What I found wasn’t cool, and it certainly wasn’t good. <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed as something called prediabetic. They basically told me that I was on a fast path to diabetes, a diagn... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:54:37 EST Returning to the Yellow Brick Road... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x58339388 I used to be a member of SPARK... I was not very successful... but I have returned to this road... and hope to not only find a path that leads me to my goals... but a few friends along the way to share the journey with.... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:23:49 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x58317455 Hi! I am a past member who fell off the wagon but am getting back on--determined to lose this weight and become healthier than ever. I want my future to be full of fun activities with my husband!! I just left my job to focus on myself for awhile. I know I am very fortunate to be able to do this. I live in Macungie PA, about an hour northwest of Philadelphia. (outside of Allentown/Dorneyville) I'm 55, need to lose about 30-40lbs. I love walking and I want to get back into strength train... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:59:03 EST hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x58256700 Hump day just means we have made it to the mid point of another great week! <em>104</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:57:22 EST yard work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x58248966 Hot day out, great day for cardio yard work. Push mower is great. I get lot's of water in. <em>198</em> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:28:59 EST every Monday weight in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x58234531 As of today June 16, 2014 I've lost 9lbs. <em>243</em> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:53:37 EST Good morning Wednesday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x58182994 Many thanks for the strength I've been given. <em>521</em> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:23:37 EST Coasterqueen 68 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x58089700 I have tried so many diets (Weight Watchers,Atkins,SouthBeach,Etc..) Lost 100#s twice and still here I am 46 yrs old and fighting this rollercoaster but I want to get to my goal and end this ride with a smile ... My husband and I spend most weekends at Cedar Point Amusement Park, in Sandusky,Ohio and we Belong to a roller coaster club...Problem is, if you got to hope you fit on the new coasters because if the belt don't snap, you get off!! I've been fortunate... as of last year, I JUST MADE I... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 22:33:13 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x58087428 Hello, my name is Lily. I've been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember. From my highest of 202 when I was just 15, to my lowest of 140 when I was 17. I was recently diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and since then, last January, my weight has been up and down, 180,149,183, and now 179. I am finally in remission and I'm going to do my best to get back down to my lowest at 140 and hopefully to my goal of 135. Please feel free to add me and share in the good vibes and motivationa... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 18:58:08 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x58076719 Hi everyone. I'm Jules. I'm married with 2 kids. I've been struggling with my weight since my daughter was born 7 years ago. My goal is to lose 105 pounds. Recently I started going to the Y four times a week and have lost 5 pounds so far. I have also signed up to participate in a Warrior Dash in August. So today I began a couch to 5k program. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:05:26 EST Hello from PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x58021384 Hello my name is Margaret and I am 56 years old. I am a mom of 2 girls and live with my oldest one. I joined Sparkpeople because I have to lose weight to be able to get a liver transplant if I need one because my liver is failing. My daughter is a member on here and told me it would be a good idea to join because we both could use help with getting motivated and staying motivated. Tue, 27 May 2014 23:20:59 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57994233 Hi! My name is Katie and I live in Harrisburg. I am 28, a wife and currently a stay at home mom to my 3 year old twin boys and 1.5 year old daughter, but I hope to someday become a nurse. I have gained a lot of weight (60 lbs) since becoming pregnant with my boys in January 2010. Ready to finally get rid of this weight and be happier and healthier. It's going to be super tough though, I never had to watch what I ate before I had kids and I seriously love food. <em>4</em> Sun, 25 May 2014 15:40:50 EST Hello from PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57945385 Hello, my name is Heather and I am a 34 year old mom of 1 boy. I joined this site to get support and motivation when needed because I have struggled with my weight for my entire life. My main goal for losing weight is to have my own child (my son is my husbands unfortunately not biologically mine) and overall be healthier to take care of my family. If anyone has any questions for me or would just like to be friends, just send me a message. Blessed be everyone. Wed, 21 May 2014 00:34:04 EST Using SP Exercises to Create Your Own Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x57930610 I am wanting to create a workout for upper body one day, legs one day, core one day and have the workouts last about 30 minutes - strength not cardio. <BR> <BR> Have any of you created your own workouts using the SP exercises? If so, are they working for you? Mon, 19 May 2014 20:10:47 EST My First 5K Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x57906634 Today I participated in my first official 5K walk and I did it!! I even got a first place ribbon for my age group!! Please take a moment to read about it in my blog. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 17 May 2014 16:56:19 EST Time to reboot. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57889884 Hi, I'm Erin, I'm about to be 29 in two months, live in the Poconos and I'm trying to lose around 75 lbs. I use to be a competitive swimmer from the time I was 4 untill I was 18. Unfortunately, no one told me that when you stop swimming, you have to stop eating an insane amount of calories. I became a widow a year and a half ago, lost my soul mate to a heart attack the day before his 35th birthday. I too have a family history of heart disease, and dropping this extra weight can only help me b... Fri, 16 May 2014 03:26:50 EST HELP! cym222 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57843522 Hello,I just joined sparkpeople,I'm about 100 lbs overwieght and want to live a more active life style like I used to.I dont really know what I'm doing or how to use sparkpeople,so far all I do is track my meals and fitness which is working so far,I've lost 5 lbs since I started 3 days ago.I'm wondering if there is a coach I can correspond with on a daily basis that's free.Any advice please let me know, and it might be easier to email me directly until I know what I'mdoing.222cym@gmail.com ... Mon, 12 May 2014 07:47:46 EST HELP! cym222 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57843432 Hello,I just joined sparkpeople,I'm about 100 lbs overwieght and want to live a more active life style like I used to.I dont really know what I'm doing or how to use sparkpeople,so far all I do is track my meals and fitness which is working so far,I've lost 5 lbs since I started 3 days ago.I'm wondering if there is a coach I can correspond with on a daily basis that's free.Any advice please let me know, and it might be easier to email me directly until I know what I'mdoing.222cym@gmail.com ... Mon, 12 May 2014 07:38:12 EST What County do you live in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28393x271x57784183 I am in Bucks County, north of Philadelphia and just along the Delaware River. We are right near Washington Crossing, where General Washington took the boats over to Trenton in 1776 during the Revolutionary War. <BR> <BR> We love living here, it is so pretty all year round, and close to New York, Philadelphia, and the NJ shore. Tue, 6 May 2014 21:43:19 EST For My Challenge This Week I Will http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9804x271x57734395 Just fill in the blank each Monday and let us know what you have accomplished at the end of the week. <BR> <BR> On Monday, May 5, I am planning to reduce sugar to "Avoid" or just very small amounts. Keep smiling while you try to meet the challenge. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> Fri, 2 May 2014 19:23:31 EST Emoticon How You Feel Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28376x271x57732190 Please use an emoticon as to how you feel today. Fri, 2 May 2014 15:41:21 EST Looking for an exercize partner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x57728052 Hello! My name is Debbie and I live in the Pittsburgh area near Monroeville. I know I need to exercise more, but I know it would go better for me if I could find a couple of others to walk, hike or bike with. Please feel free to post where you are from and what exercises you like to do, and maybe we can all get fitness partners! Fri, 2 May 2014 09:24:36 EST no more excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57719725 Hey everybody, Luckily, weight only became an issue for me about eight years ago. The Dr. told me lose 13 lbs and I put on 20 more! About six years ago I started to be accountable to myself.( 2 siblings became diabetic & I was on my way) I managed to loose 15 of it and then hit a plateau. Last month I found the paleo plan and have lost 11 lbs in the last 7 weeks. I still have 7 lbs to go to reach the Dr.'s goal. I am having trouble getting my vegi's and I'm not much of an exercise person.... Thu, 1 May 2014 17:01:54 EST Just introducing myself.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x57615171 Hi everyone! <BR> My name is Lisa and I live in the Poconos. I have been on sparkpeople almost a month and I am eating better. I hope to lose 100 lbs, and can always use encouragement and support! Also looking for walking partners if anyone is nearby! <BR> <BR> Lisa Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:28:02 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57558168 My name is Dani. I'm an overweight Pink Zebra consultant. I want to lose weight, so I feel more comfortable, and confident in front of my customers, and guests. I also have a season pass to six flags, and want to fit more comfortably on the rides. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:27:24 EST tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x57543815 I see several members have the activity tracker. I want to know if it preforms like indicated? I have purchased other ones and they do not seem to count every step, which is quite frustrating. Please let me know because I really would like to purchase one ASAP. <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone <BR> <em>9</em> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:55:06 EST i am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57509098 hi my name is carlos and i am here to lose about 50 pound and eat better with exercise. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:30:26 EST Beaver Stadium Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x57454929 Is anyone doing this on Sunday? I'm registered to do the walk. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 23:03:55 EST Needs Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57438044 Hi. My name is Teri and I am 27 years old. I am not happy with they way I have been unhealthy the last couple years. I have signed up for my first 5k in May excited and nervous at the same time. Looking for support to help me loose extra weight that I have put on and motivation for my 5K. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:31:41 EST Walking Partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57350617 Hello, My name is Sandy and I live in York New Salem, PA. I am looking for a walking partner to encourage me as I encourage them. I like to walk the rail trail and also the parking lot at Grace Fellowship Church. If you want a walking partner also please contact me. Thanks! God Bless and best wishes........Sandy Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:30:13 EST introduce yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57290729 Hello! I'm from the south western part of the state, west of Pittsburgh. I started this journey to have better health and hopefully bond with my daughter if she'll do it with me. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:22:28 EST The 50 50 Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57271630 Hi, I'm Kathy from Carroll Valley. I just turned 50 and my goal is to lose 50 (or more) and I would love it if I could lose the majority by August. (My 2nd wedding anniversary!) <BR> <BR> I am a chronic pain sufferer as well as migraine with aura and vertigo with overlapping meniere's disease symptoms. <BR> <BR> I am blessed to own a small business that allows me to work from home. My main service is secretarial service for companies around the world, but I also offer herbal remedies, woo... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:43:00 EST I'm back!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x57244439 I am back to faithfully using Spark People. I thought that I could do it without tracking and using my teams for support. That was a mistake but all I can say is I tried. Hopefully, I'm on track to start losing again. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:28:19 EST First time posting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x57211779 I'm from Saxonburg PA, northeast of Pittsburgh. I walked the local trails today for 25 minutes, which is the first time in quite a while. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:36:26 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57188171 Hi! I'm Tamara. I am here to try to lose weight an get healthier. I have been trying this on my own for quite a while, but I think what I need this time is support from a community of people who are at the same place as me or have recently been where I am. My weight loss goal is to lose over 150 lbs. I want to be more comfortable with who I am without having the constant worry of being the biggest woman in the room. I'm ready for a change. Here we go! Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:15:05 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57176215 Just wanted to say hi and I am new to this site trying to figure out how everything works Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:40:23 EST New here from SW PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x57159717 Hi all, <BR> Today is my first day here . I'm from the Greensburg area just east of Pittsburgh and noticed lots of others from western PA. I consider myself a "young" retiree and try to keep active by traveling as much as I can. Unfortunately, that can pack on the pounds as I equate traveling with eating! I have been a yoyo dieter all my life and consider myself my own worst enemy in that arena. <BR> <BR> Finally the weather seems to be looking better and hope to start walking at Twin Lak... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:17:39 EST Hey Everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x57119231 Just wanted to introduce myself. I live in work in Blair County, PA and I'm brand new to this site and I'm hoping to get back into the shape I was in a few years ago. Hope everybody reaches their goals! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Dave Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:15:44 EST Trying this again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56989781 Well, where to start? I suppose hi would be the logical place. My name is Jenn and this is my second take at trying to lose weight via SparkPeople. Most of my teenage and adult life, I've been overweight, but over the past four years, it's gotten a lot worse. And I have to say, I'm tired of being overweight. It's just not a lot of fun being heavier than many people, and the lovely clothes that less heavy people get to wear. As of now, I weigh 333 pounds; the heaviest I have ever been in my li... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 14:36:55 EST JuneBug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56977463 Hi all, this is something I never thought I would do, but hopefully all of your success will motivate me on my journey. <BR> I have tried so many times, hopefully I will learn something new. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 17:19:13 EST Getting summer ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56846235 Hello all, I started working out a few weeks ago and already feel like I am losing steam to keep this engine moving. I am hoping to lose 5-10 pounds and feel better in my body come summer. I am currently doing 30 day shred before work every morning, eating better (yet not fantastic) and trying to stay active throughout my day. I am hoping to join spark to learn from each of you and share some of my struggles as well as my successes. Here is to looking better post baby than I did pre baby! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:23:49 EST Need help/support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x56786960 I have lost a few pounds and was feeling very good about myself. I went shopping to get some new clothes and nothing still fits me and I look horrible in everything. I really feel like giving up, feeling like why not eat and be happy, losing weight is not making me happy. I don't want to give up but am feeling defeated. Help and or support is needed and appreciated. <em>15</em> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 16:31:11 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56721912 My name is Mel, and I just joined yesterday! I'm so excited to be here! I have my fitness down no problem, but I struggle everyday with healthy nutrition. It is my biggest obstacle. I was living on my own and eating so healthy. I lost 30 lbs! But I had to move back in with my parents recently. My mother was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of cancer. I moved in to help my father and brother take care of her. My family has never been healthy eaters. They can't go a day wit... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:33:26 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56716751 Hi! My name is Kelly and I am so ready to do this!! I am excited and scared all at the same time! I want to be successful....and I am so afraid to fail. I have learned a lot in the last year though. I have learned that I can do this! I did it before....but I made choices that changed that. I don't feel like I used to....like it is just a terrible cycle that I keep going around and around....I don't feel so helpless. I realize that the power to change things in my life is in my hands. I am th... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 05:02:29 EST Stefanie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56710321 I started this program to be able to keep track of my calorie intake and finding so much more! My goal is to lose 30 lbs or more :( <BR> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 16:04:13 EST meal plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x56665599 I am looking to get help with a meal plan that consist of 1000 calories. also looking for some who knows their way around this site...I had just joined today :) Wed, 5 Feb 2014 23:47:11 EST needing to slim down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56665194 HI, I am a 46yr old mother of 2 (boy & girl) and (Nana) of 4 beautiful grand babies. (3 boys 1 girl) I want to really take some weight off! I have tried pretty much everything I 've seen advertised and nothing seems to work! I can't afford medifast, or nutria system or weight watchers. I really am just looking for a meal plan of only 1000 calories which consist of chicken and fish/Tuna. I do have a weakness for Pizza, but I an settle for a once a month. also pasta salad which I only ha... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 23:03:33 EST Groundhogs Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x56611883 Happy groundhogs day!! Anyone other than me ready for spring?? I think I've seen enough snow for the season..... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 07:13:06 EST Continuing my journey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56590874 Hello my name is Jenna and I am restarting with SparkPeople today :) I am wanting to track/blog my journey to remind myself that I am one step closer to my journey than I was yesterday! I don't have much more to lose but I like the community and support that SparkPeople and its users provide. If I can help, encourage, or inspire just one person to make a change in their lives I am happy with that!!! Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:56:29 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56568179 My name is Juanita and I have been battling my weight since the birth of my first child. I was always bigger than others but I was okay with my shape. I gained eighty five pounds with my first child and three children later I am still fighting to regain my lost figure. I really like the website. It helps me see where I could have made better choices. <BR> I have been losing weight but I have hit a little roadblock that I would like to get out of. I know I can do all things because Christ... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:14:29 EST hey from Philly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56524135 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I'm not new to SparkPeople, but created a new account today for personal reasons, and am going to try to be more active on the boards this time around. I live in the Philly suburbs with my parents and my three-year-old son; I left my husband last April and we'll be getting divorced in a few months. This has been a chance for me to re-evaluate my life and find inner happiness, and my weight has been a source of contention for me my entir... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:34:51 EST Hi, I'm ready to Lose, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56506581 Ready to be motivated and inspired by others working for the same goal Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:26:21 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56488462 Hi , My name is Kim , My goal is to lose 26 lbs by June ... I have been trying weight watchers but it's just not doing it for me right now ,,, I felt like I needed a positive place to be .... So I came across sparkpeople ... & I am glad to be here ... <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:34:23 EST Intro time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56445127 Hi all, <BR> Just trying to lose the jelly belly and overall feel good inside and out. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:05:16 EST Stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56442493 What can go wrong has gone wrong was hoping for a good year and so far the only good thing going this year is my kids came home sense The week before Christmas Tim had an accident with the truck and was off for three days then we had a bitter cold snap and he couldn't work then work told him that he had to go to his doctor she said indoor work on days in the teens work then sent him to there doctor and he said no winter CDL driving so now we are waiting to see what happens with that , on top... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:25:13 EST brand new today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56415081 Hi I'm Joanne, I have been using another site for awhile and thought I would give another site a try. My only dislike so far is that the exercises are pre-set with calories burned. On the other site I can adjust them with what the treadmill, bike, elliptical says I burned for that amount of time. I just entered the stepper for 30 minutes and it said I should have burned 855 calories (is it assumed I did this machine in heart attack mode? At the highest setting?), the machine I used said ... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:47:56 EST Losing Weight on a tight budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x56395403 I was hoping for some ideas or in general opinions. My family is going through a hard time, for quite some time, and with limited amount of income we can never buy healthy food. We can only go to the store if we're lucky once a month, and fresh fruits and veggies not only will not last that long, but you can't buy a lot without breaking the bank. Help? Encouragment? Ideas? Thoughts? <em>39</em> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:36:53 EST Hello to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56357806 Hi everyone, I'm Teresa, new to this kind of thing. I'm 32, 220 lbs. and am searching for inspiration, direction and enthusiasm. I was told by some to try this out and here I am! So I hope to be able to remain united with my goals and with this forum to progress to a healthier new me! Thanks for reading this! Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:50:29 EST Hi, I'm kinda new... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56273463 Hi, my name is Brigitte and I live south of Pittsburgh. I have done SparkPeople before but quit when I quit my diet. I have over 100 lbs to lose and decided to come back to SparkPeople for the support. <BR> <BR> I am married and have 3 kids, ages 12,7, and 4. We also have 1 dog and 2 cats. <BR> <BR> My main goal for losing weight is to be healthy. I want to take things slowly this time so that I never have to worry about losing weight again. <em>30</em> Wed, 8 Jan 2014 11:21:44 EST Late night eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56245500 How do you all deal with eating at night, after dinner? Do you allow yourself a snack? If you do what is it? I seem to have a habit of eating late and not picking healthy items. Especially on days that I exercise. Please advise. Thanks in advance. <BR> <em>4</em> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:49:52 EST Just one more last chance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56197517 Hey guys. <BR> <BR> My name is Dan and I'm a 24 year father of two boys and husband (of one woman. lol.) <BR> I live in coal mine country in Pennsylvania in towns you've probably never heard of, situated about an hour east of Pittsburgh. <BR> I work for the State of Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection in the Bureau of District Mining Operations. It sounds fancy, but really all I do is plug numbers into excel all day and occassionally get to drive a vehicle around that isn't... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 12:29:24 EST Back to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x56176881 Coming back to work after 12 days off is difficult. I am always stressed here and am a horrible stress eater. I have to get more confidence in myself to make this work. <em>249</em> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 07:17:21 EST From Fayetteville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56156665 I just found this site looks so full of great tools. I have struggled with my weight since 11 and becoming a young woman. I will also be going to the Summit Weight Loss Clinic in Chambersburg January. <BR> I will look around more tomorrow. I have to limit my computer time with my eyes. <BR> Monica <BR> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:50:49 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56142613 Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Michelle and I live in Warrington. This is my first time on SparkPeople and I working on my goal of losing 30 lbs. I belong to a small gym in Jamison and will be working towards reaching my goal. Congratulations to all on their weight loss journey and good health. Happy New Year@ Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:55:06 EST HI everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56138185 I'm from PA and just want to lose 10 lbs and also make a few friends in the process. I'm friendly and am hoping that this works for me as my current weight isn't acceptable. I welcome any advice. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:59:46 EST Hi, I'm Annie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56123011 I'm not a stranger to weight loss but I joined this program with the hope of making this the LAST program I try. I want to KEEP the pounds that I lose OFF FOREVER! Sun, 29 Dec 2013 09:21:02 EST First Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56106957 Hi Everyone, <BR> First day of trying to lose weight and be healthier. I have poor self-esteem so it is difficult to keep on track. Hoping this will help me. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:04:29 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56105664 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new! I am a wife and a mom living in PA. My life is crazy and my weight has gotten away from me. <BR> I am trying to get back on track and love the idea of an online community for help! <BR> <BR> Nicole Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:36:37 EST Hoping this can help me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x56090083 Hi! My name is Jen. I joined spark people a long time ago but i dont know that i ever posted before. Losing weight is a serious issue for me. I want to lose weight and i want to feel better about myself but i've been through a lot and i tend to use food as a way to fill the voids i feel inside. I also use my weight as a way to hide and to keep people from being attracted to me or from getting too close. I have been going to weight watchers since July and i have lost 18.4 lbs but i really had ... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 00:15:20 EST New To Pittsburgh and SP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55947371 My name is Ella, and I'm 27. I am a total cat lady and a new Pittsburgh resident. I live here with my boyfriend and 3 amazing kitties. I like drawing, writing, reading, crappy television shows, and cooking. <BR> <BR> I moved out here from Indiana in August, after visiting my boyfriend and this amazing city several times over the previous year. I love Pittsburgh and want to have a fresh start, which is part of the reason I'm getting back in to exercising. Or, getting in to exercising, I shou... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:17:43 EST Just Starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55903744 I'm just starting today...a rough time to start because of the holidays! I need to lose 50lbs and feel over whelmed but am hoping this will be a great help and good place to look for encouragement! Sat, 7 Dec 2013 23:32:38 EST Starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55841580 I am a 58 year old cancer survivor with lots of support. However, I am overweight and tired all the time. My lifelong poor food choices are catching up with me. I have a slipped disk in my back as well as fibromyalgia which are leading some time ago to help with weight loss and was successful when I stayed connected. For me, journaling food is essential to weight loss. I need to learn to eat more healthy foods and less junk. It worked once, surely it could work again... <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Dec 2013 17:28:16 EST Life is not a practice run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55825326 Hi SparkPeople, my name is Deb and really look forward starting a healthy life with all of you. I have been on this DIET game for over 30 years and it is time to stop. I think I have been on every diet out there and spend 100s of dollars only to loss weight and gain more weight back. I'm now at the highest weight I have ever been and my body doesn't like it! Everything is hurting me, my back, my knees and my feet. I pray that I stay focus and get healthy with SparkPeople along with enjoying m... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 12:35:33 EST Girl In Search Of Her Oldself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55807021 Hi PA people! So happy to be on this journey with you! I want my college body back. Wish me luck ;-) Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:20:56 EST onthewayto50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55756624 New to Spark People. Not new to weight loss. Looking for simple weight loss plan and support. My biggest challenge will be exercise. I feel as though I just can't fit one more activity in to my day. I just turned 49 and I want to be fit by 50.,1 year should be plenty of time! Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:40:28 EST My name is Janet and I want to loose weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55754302 I am a 36 year old female mother of 2 that wants to loose weight and get in shape. I have always been heavier than it wanted to be. Never wanting to get pictures taken. My breaking point was this past summer when I was tanning in a salon. While I was dressing I looked in the mirror and seen how big I was. I was shocked. I decided right then I didn't want to be that big anymore. I went to my local gym the next day to check it out. I have been going ever since. I have now lost 50 hard pounds. T... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:56:54 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55623458 I've been on spark people for a couple of years and never really got into the community part of it. Mostly because I'm nervous about posting wrong or something. I'm 30 and live in Erie Pa. I have about 40 more lbs. to lose and could use some support. thanks Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:08:13 EST State College Area??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x55612654 Anyone in the area want to hike on Friday? <BR> <BR> Let me know. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:22:48 EST Tired of feeling unhealthy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55583868 Hello Everyone! I'm a 52 year old wife, mother and grandmother. I work full time and feel exhausted at the end of each workday. I am taking charge of my eating so that I will lose weight and feel better. I have a lot of joint pain so its hard to exercise but I know it will be easier to exercise if I lose some weight. I'm starting slow: stretching and walking. I'm very interested in using low glycemic index foods to keep my blood sugar steady. I'm not diabetic but there is a family hist... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 11:15:21 EST If at First you don't succeed TRY TRY AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55351586 Hello all! I am a 45 yr old mother of three and grandmother of one. I have three (2 girls 26 & 14) and 1 son ( 20). A beautiful grandaughter (20 months) and the most wonderful husband in the world. I am very blessed with great friends and family. The only problem is I do not like myself. I can notlook in the mirror cause when I do I see someone I do not recognize. Even though I have back issues I keep trying and failing. I really need to lose this weight to feel better physically and... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:53:26 EST If at First you don't succeed TRY TRY AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55351580 Hello all! I am a 45 yr old mother of three and grandmother of one. I have three (2 girls 26 & 14) and 1 son ( 20). A beautiful grandaughter (20 months) and the most wonderful husband in the world. I am very blessed with great friends and family. The only problem is I do not like myself. I can notlook in the mirror cause when I do I see someone I do not recognize. Even though I have back issues I keep trying and failing. I really need to lose this weight to feel better physically and... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:53:26 EST If at First you don't succeed TRY TRY AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55351579 Hello all! I am a 45 yr old mother of three and grandmother of one. I have three (2 girls 26 & 14) and 1 son ( 20). A beautiful grandaughter (20 months) and the most wonderful husband in the world. I am very blessed with great friends and family. The only problem is I do not like myself. I can notlook in the mirror cause when I do I see someone I do not recognize. Even though I have back issues I keep trying and failing. I really need to lose this weight to feel better physically and... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:53:26 EST Just found Sparkpeople, lots of weight to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55347253 I'm 32, well over 100 pounds over weight. I've tried just about everything out there with minimal to no success. I'm currently the heaviest I've ever been and I hate it. Wanting a change. <BR> <BR> I love to read, draw and crochet. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:13:00 EST Just found Sparkpeople, lots of weight to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55347221 I'm 32, well over 100 pounds over weight. I've tried just about everything out there with minimal to no success. I'm currently the heaviest I've ever been and I hate it. Wanting a change. <BR> <BR> I love to read, draw and crochet. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:11:41 EST This is awesome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55332036 Hi my name is Michelle, I also live in PA. I can't wait to get my healthy life going and be totally happy with myself. It is so awesome to be able to meet people in my area that want to get into a healthy lifestyle.. Hope to hear from some of you soon! Sun, 20 Oct 2013 18:11:39 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55228853 Hi all Im Key and I am so excited to join Sparkpeople and these groups. I look forward to getting motivation on my journey and giving motivation when I can. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:10:57 EST Hello, my name is Candy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55210314 I have been a member of Spark People since 2011. This is the first time that I am joining a team. I have lost 27 pounds and want to lose about 10 more. I have sort of been at a stand still for months now, so need some motivation. Need to get my spark going again. I am not totally sure how to keep up with team goals or postings, so if I need to do something or post something to help with goals, please feel free to let me know. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 05:17:15 EST hello everyone!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x55048431 Hey everyone, my name is Jess! I absolutely love this website, and I'm extreamly excited to be joining it! Cant wait to start my journey! Fri, 27 Sep 2013 01:32:39 EST Not Feeling so great http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x55016509 When I was younger I was always over weight, when I moved out of my mothers house got my own place I was able to pick and choose what I ate and lost alot of weight as of last year I was weighing 115lbs and wearing a size 3..than I dont know what happened I started gaining weight again, not being as active and snaking before I knew it my jeans werent fitting and I was shopping for bigger sizes now im 145lbs and my goal is 120lbs by the end of dec..My weight gain effected my emotions and how I ... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:04:42 EST Beautiful PA Sunrise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x54990838 Check out my Last Summer Sunrise Blog for a beautiful PA Sunrise! <BR> This was at Pulpit Rock near Hamburg, Pa on 9-21-13. What a sight after a hike through the darkness to see it. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 08:46:28 EST Finding True Self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54925511 I am a 55-year old single Mom who wants to finally be healthy and find her true self. I have been on many many diets throughout the years, and I was always fearful of groups and fearful of sharing. As with all of us, there are many chapters to our lives; and those chapter hold our innermost secrets, challenges, loves, and fears. I know I want to find my true self and be healthy; I have tried so many approaches, but I know I have never tried a support group and I have never written down wha... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:55:35 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54858237 just wanted to say hello to PA!!! i live in the western suburbs of Philly, I joined this site last week. I have used weight watchers website and loved it, but I have to say this website works just as well, <BR> i think my goal is to lose about 10 lbs! Just turned 47 UGH and just recently noticed it is harder to eat what I want. In am extremely active so it is challenging to eat enough calories and carbs without getting too much fat, i am new to site so I am tweaking it! Cannot wait to meet e... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:48:03 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54829712 am looking for real tips ad support Sun, 8 Sep 2013 18:49:22 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54827343 I am starting this program to get back on track once and for all all my life i''ve been overweight I am a diabetic type 2 i don't want to go on insulin I have to succeed this time. any encouragement will be greatly appreciated. I suffer from depression as well Baby steps and we all will reach our goals look forward to hearing from you all. Sun, 8 Sep 2013 14:41:18 EST Harrisburg Half Marathon??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x54818139 Anyone else gonna be there tomorrow? Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:51:52 EST Hello my name is Sikia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54793571 Hi my name is Sikia and I lost 80 lbs 2 years ago and stopped now i'm trying to get motivated to lose the rest adleast 70 more help!! Thu, 5 Sep 2013 15:54:23 EST Looking for people in Bucks County and surrounding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x54723236 I have currently started a meetup group for Central Bucks and looking to expand to surrounding areas to include more people who would like to walk/workout together. If you are interested or know anyone please pass this along. Thank you and good luck on all of your goals! <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.meetup.com/Getting-Fit-In-Buc<BR>ks-County/ Fri, 30 Aug 2013 23:47:30 EST Anyone from near Dallastown, PA? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54717570 Just curious if there is anyone out there from Dallastown, PA??? Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:39:31 EST Weezy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54666750 I was told I have diabetes and I do not want to believe it. I decided to join the 8 week challenge. I am not on medication yet but my last a1c number was 7. I keep gaining wait and all of this info over whelms me. I am so confused. I hate diets and exercise but I think I am ready to take this very seriously. This web sight seems to look great but I am Confused and would like help with it. I have joined weight watchers in the past 3 times with no success. I just need help, I really do not know... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:11:17 EST Working again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54665116 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for all the motivation and positive words on this site. <BR> I am working on and off and have been losing and gaining weight for a couple of years. <BR> But this June my weight was 140 lbs.When I looked myself in the mirror, It was not me. I decided to lose all the weight I have gained so far and maintain a healthy life style. <BR> I have been working out 30- 45 minutes everyday( atleast 5 days a week) <BR> Eating 6 meals a day.more veggies and fruits. <BR> h... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:55:35 EST diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x54644754 when I first got diabetes it was 400 to 600 everyday and overmuch and down to 79 pound I could death but now I am 200 to 400 I put on 40 pounds since I on iNDLIN can that happened? I am 23 year old Sat, 24 Aug 2013 15:55:21 EST Hello! Just wanted to introduce myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54549749 Hi my name is Cindy, I'm 50 years old and am trying to lose weight and get healthy. I started weight watchers in April and have lost 25 pounds so far. I want to lose another 75 pounds to get to my goal. I seem to beats stand still the last couple of weeks so I heard about this site and thought I would check it out. So far I've really liked reading he articles and recipes and would love to meet some nice people who have similar goals to trade ideas and help with. <BR> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:09:19 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54485003 Hello all, just signed up today, I started last tuesday a gluten and wheat free diet plan. It is not as easy as I thought, since I do not know much about this new way of life style I will have. I have spent hours reserching these two combined diet plan. Does anyone have suggestions? <BR> I would appreciate all the help I can get. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Karen Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:05:58 EST Hello from Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x54465555 Greetings from Reading / Berks County. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 00:22:19 EST New to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54463038 Hi everyone! I'm from Beaver County. I'm a 43 year old single mother of 3. I've lost 17 pounds since May on Weight Watchers kind of doing it lone ranger style (I know, I know, that's not how you're supposed to do it). It's sinking in that this weight loss & keep it off thing is going to be a long road and maybe I shouldn't be trying to do it alone. My brother was my long distance weight loss buddy (he lost over 275 pounds with a combo of Dr. supervised program then finally gastric bypass... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 20:32:14 EST New to Keystone Slimdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54410661 Hi everyone, <BR> I have been a member of Sparkpeople for many years. Only Today did I find the Keystone slimdown. I have been having lots of trouble with motivation and dealing with Multiple stressful situations in my life. Im trying to reach out to some new friends and hopefully a support system. I am not very good at reaching out to or sharing with others BUT, I could really use some friends right now!! By the way I am from Lancaster PA. Mon, 5 Aug 2013 20:13:47 EST Tinny http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54318996 Im a 44 yr old female who has been battling weight for about 10 years now. I have alot of health issues. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:22:19 EST New Game Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54311585 Hello everyone! I am joining this team in hopes to maybe meet some new frineds and get back down to the weight that I want to be at! I have decided that I am going to try this as a support system while I do the Military Diet. <BR> <BR> I am 32 years old and I don't want to be over weight anymore. <BR> <BR> So this is my day one! I am okay so far. Well wish me luck and I hope to get to talk to everyone soon! <BR> <BR> Best wishes to you all! Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:01:41 EST Making Time for Me Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54272806 Hi! I just joined Spark! My husband had a heart scare recently and it showed us that we had to do something about our health. It's time to make time for ourselves! I'm not super comfortable on computers, but hope to gain from Spark. I'd like to make some friends here. Please friend me! Fri, 26 Jul 2013 02:44:56 EST Hello, I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54250026 Hello all! My name is Pam. I heard about Spark people from a friend and just got away from it for awhile. I am now recommitted to getting healthier. I have lost a total of 32 lbs since starting a year ago by myself, but know I need help to keep going. I welcome any support and would love to support others as well. Good luck! Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:29:57 EST Looking for a fitness and nutrition buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54172377 Hello, I am looking for a fitness and nutrition buddy in the Philadelphia area... Just someone to join forces with as I lose my final 18 lbs. I have lost 44lbs. Over the past 9 months and am anxious to get to the finish line. I am envisioning someone whom I can encourage and be encouraged by, share stories of challenge and triumph, swap recipes and even grab a lite latte at a Starbucks! I am divorced, and a mother and a professional just shy of 50! I am trying to reach a 50 lb lst (my first ... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 07:01:25 EST Hi my name is Myra, Im from PA. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54055001 looking forward to a great start Tue, 9 Jul 2013 00:10:24 EST Ready to get serious and get healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x54029224 My name is Kim and I am 50 years old. Many health issues have hit me lately, with the most recent being a broken ankle last December 26 that just would not heal. Finally had to have surgery 4 weeks ago, using a bone graft from my hip. I have just been told I have prediabetes, and that is one road I do not wish to go down. I have gained about 20 pounds since December, mostly due to the inability to really move to get a good workout, and not so smart food choices. I am looking forward to a... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 00:06:20 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53980918 Hi, I'm trying to get motivated to take off the weight that's been creeping up on me over the past year (10-15 lbs). I'm doing way better at exercising, but I still hit the sweets in a way that I really, really shouldn't. Tue, 2 Jul 2013 22:41:09 EST new and looking to both give and receieve support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53965043 Hello all my name is Megan. I am 29 years old from PA and weigh in at 214 lbs. It is my smallest weight in a long time, but looking to get smaller, I have found a love of working out with both insanity and p90x and in three months loss 11 lbs. I know it's not much however I have a low thyroid and POCS that are slowing my weight down. I will get this off though. If anyone looking for support or want to help me out. Just send me a msg. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 20:25:08 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53953702 I am 47 years old and weigh more than i should especially with only being 5" 1. I live in beaver county and could use some local support. I am nervous about it all. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 00:17:14 EST my weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53937190 Hi people I am giving this a second chance just wish I did not have to startover Sat, 29 Jun 2013 17:30:30 EST I need this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53928635 Hello! My name is Jessy and I am brand spanking new to Spark People. I have struggled my whole life with my weight and have tried every fad you can think of. I can't do this alone and I know it is my lifestyle that needs an overhaul. I'm a mom of two beautiful daughters and I want to be someone they are proud of. I'm excited to be apart of this community! Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:27:36 EST use emoticon to show how you feel today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x53922378 <em>104</em> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:57:32 EST 5k if it kills me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53765136 I'm training for a 5k in July. I played softball all of my life and volleyball for a few years, but towards the end of high school I stopped playing sports and put on some weight. I've now lost almost all of the weight, and feel great. In April I decided with a group of friends to run a 5k. We are all about at the same fitness level so we thought it would be fun to do together. I never really ran long distances before, so it's been a struggle. In April I couldn't even run a mile without stop... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:45:05 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53732632 Hi I been trying to learn all the things that I can do on here.It's only been my 3rd day so far so good.If I don't reply to a post sorry just learning.Happy Losing!!!! Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:09:09 EST New to this may need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53658492 Hello, I am new to this. I would like to loose 20 lbs. Its gotten to the point that I can't do things like I use to. I am still very active when the weather is nice. But some times with job I can't really exercise. I just need the motivation. I sometimes have the thought of exercising then when I get home I just don't have the energy. And my eating habits have gotten worse also. Just need a little help. I don't have the money or the effort to join a gym. I am very self conscience I think that... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 12:43:41 EST 50 State Leaderboard- #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53633886 Hi! I'm new to this whole thing, but I see PA is #5 on the state leaderboard for being healthy? Oh heck no, we're totally healthier than Texas and Ohio! <BR> <BR> Seriously though, y'all should be proud to be #5 out of 50. That is DARN impressive-you are hard workers! I want to help add to the group success! <BR> <BR> btw, it's nice to meet everyone. My name is Autumn. I started Spark a year ago, and lost 48 pounds. Then I hit a 2 month plateau and in a fit of frustration I deleted my acco... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 15:31:27 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53543753 Hello Team <BR> <BR> I'm new to all this. I've been on the Atkin's program and have lost weight, but have also lost my energy. I joined Spark to regain my energy and hopefully do things the healthy way. I live in Clinton County PA. I"m excited to get started with this new journey in my life. Fri, 31 May 2013 05:21:07 EST Li ve in East Berlin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x53525175 Hello PA. <BR> I live <em>247</em> in PA and could use some one the chat with and hold my hand lol. I am new here and really need help. Wed, 29 May 2013 16:30:25 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53524764 Here I go again looking to live longer and healthier and change my way of eating etc. my problem I love to cook and eat and don't realize how much or what I eat. so I guess I will try to track it. did u ever keep trying and failing but keep looking for an answers. For the Grace of God I am going to do my best and live my retirment in better health. Wed, 29 May 2013 15:50:27 EST tracking thing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x53426582 how do you get the ticker? Tue, 21 May 2013 14:12:18 EST Confused & Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53400582 Hi all, my name is Heather. I am 33 y/o and newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I am finding it is incredibly confusing and frustrating trying to read labels, what "good" foods to eat, realizing that healthy food is a bit more expensive than "junk" food, etc. My big downfall is soda, I love soda and am finding that to be the most difficult to give up. <BR> I did start exercising when I was diagnosed, but my sciatica kicked up so I stopped exercising bc it was too painful to do anything. Any... Sun, 19 May 2013 15:07:51 EST Cynthia S http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53370224 I joined sparkpeople back in August of 2012 and I followed the site for a few days and then I completely stopped. All the time i kept receiving emails and I ignored them. I have tried Atkins only to lose weight and put more back on. I didn't like the idea of not being able to eat certain foods. I have tried so many diet pills and supplements. I am finall at a point where I feel I must lose the weight or deal with the health issues. So I chose to get on track and work on losing weight. ... Thu, 16 May 2013 15:09:46 EST new to his http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53334247 hello, im new to SparkPeople , jus interested in networking with new positive people who have similar goals. Not sure how to work this site either!! help ;) thanx <BR> Kara Mon, 13 May 2013 20:53:24 EST Hello My Spark Friends!! Names Teresa Santini http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53330992 I am 34 years old, 5.1 feet tall & I weigh about 125 pounds. Trying to lose the extra 25 to go back down to my 100 lbs.that I have been all my life. Once I hit 30 years old I started gaining all the extra weight. & its not a good kind of weight either. Its the kind that started growing around my hips thighs and ass. Cellulite is what every woman hates and that is what I'm getting around those problem areas, which is the main reason that I cannot put on a bathing suit without having any self c... Mon, 13 May 2013 16:00:33 EST Hi, I'm Streamsidelady http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53312835 I'm 65 yrs old and just had a heart attack 2 weeks ago. They put 2 stents in my main heart and then told me I also have type 2 diabetes. Wow! Needless to say my life has changed. My husband and I are retired (not by choice) I also have a little 12yr old dog that I have to give insulin shots to twice a day. I don't take shots, I take pills twice a day. Right now the stress with the dog and truly believing my situtation I'm really having a problem sleeping. When is the best time to take my sug... Sun, 12 May 2013 08:01:48 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53183171 This is about the millionth time I've tried to get myself back into shape, and I don't know how many times I can fail before I give up for good. <BR> <BR> I'm a 6'0" 305lb 23 year old guy from Pennsylvania. I live in rural South West Pennsylvania (a town called by Boswell) with my girlfriend and son, with another on the way. <BR> <BR> I consider myself something of a writer. I've been penning fiction since I was a small child, but just recently have actually undertaken my first novel, finis... Wed, 1 May 2013 18:22:23 EST Hello new Neighbors! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53181617 Hi, I am Susan and it is great to be on this awesome team! I look forward to losing with you all! Wed, 1 May 2013 16:01:53 EST hi i am new to this group and site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53179776 hi my name is Carlos Frias and i am 29, i am here to loss wight like many of you are, umm i don't know what else to say if you have any question just ask OK bye. Wed, 1 May 2013 12:59:20 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53119433 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Sue. I am 50 years old and until 2008 I weighed 104 pounds. I was diagnosed with Lupus, Scleroderma, Neuropathy, Myositis and Fibromyalgia. I was on prednisone for 4 years and that is why I put on the weight. I am now off prednisone and determined to get to a goal weight of 115 pounds. My rheumatologist doesn't want me to weigh under 125 pounds because when I am actively flaring, which I have been doing for four months, I am extremely sick and some days... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:37:15 EST Health/Whole Food Stores in South Central PA? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x53080689 Hey guys! I live in Cambria County and I was wondering if any of you who live in my county or the adjacent ones know of any whole foods or "hippie" grocery stores nearby (farmers' markets, too!). I'm actually from NC, but I moved up here since my fiance's family is all from here. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, he and his kids eat your standard eastern European and PA Dutch diet (which I LOVE, since I'm a sucker for butter, cabbage, and carbs ), but that's no bueno for anyone trying to lose weight. I... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:40:28 EST Spring into Summer 5% Challenge - Sign ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x53064903 If you are looking for a fun challenge, check out the Spring into Summer 5% Challenge. <BR> <BR> Teams race to fascinating places during this 8 weeks challenge this Spring. <BR> <BR> In the race exercise minutes are used as miles and we also work on creating healthy habits, like drinking water, or eating veggies, or getting enough sleep. This is a highly active challenge that requires regular postings and communication. <BR> <BR> If sounds like fun, stop on by and Join a supportive team.... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:38:02 EST RevJodi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53062870 Hello, I am interested in the form you3 meltdown meal plan because I have used it in the past with success in weight loss and am hoping that it will again help me attain that! It is also exciting to be a part of SparklePeople and read all about you who have same struggles as me. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:39:04 EST Hello all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53032304 Hi, my name is Cynthia. I am on my second weight loss journey. A few years ago, after being overweight my whole life, I lost 90 pounds through exercise and healthy eating. Then when I got pregnant with my second child in 2009, I gained 50 pounds. Since then, I have not been taking care of myself very well. I am currently about 174, wanting/needing to lose in between 45-50 pounds. Being a single mother of two kids, ages 6 and 3, and working full time is exhausting. So making/finding the time t... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:24:56 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x53003510 I've been on Sparkpeople for a few months now, but wasn't serious like I should've been. Then my husband starting food/fitness tracking using a different app, and it gave me some extra motivation to get serious about getting healthy. I want to be around for a long time for him and my daughter. I have about 70 lbs to lose overall but right now am focusing on losing 10% of my bodyweight...hoping to get off of blood pressure medicine as I get healthy too! I've done WW before so I know the gr... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:52:09 EST New Member looking to lose 50lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52994397 Hi everyone. I just joined and wanted to introduce myself. I am currently on WW and yes it is working but I am starting to get tired of the points system and all the steps to track my food. Decided to give calorie counting a try and Spark People came highly recommended. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends. <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:29:32 EST Earth Day 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x52882794 I want to do something different for Earth Day (instead of just waving goodbye as it floats by) - I'm officially commiting myself to planting a tree. Anyone else thinking about the day?? <em>435</em> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 14:08:05 EST New SP Username http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x52826933 I've been thinking about changing my Spark username for a few months now. Chalk it up to mid-life crisis - or the glass of wine I'm enjoying - or the fact that I just watched the Monkees video in the link below. Whatever the reason, I'm changing my SP username to SweetYoungThing. I'm 53 - kinda "tough-in-cheek" but it makes me chuckle and I'm going with it. I thought I'd let people know so they weren't wondering who the "young" gray-haired lady was that was leaving messages on the team bo... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:54:50 EST New "kid" on the block http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52824079 I've slowly gained weight over the last 15 years and am at the point where losing a pound is a huge battle. Staying on a "diet" has not worked for me and I need motivation and encouragement to make better choices. My husband and I travel often which results in many meals in restaurants. I've spent money on Weight Watchers several times and I know portion sizes are important and consistently saying "no thank you" to the food pushers in my life. Exercise is something I do not enjoy and my tread... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:40:36 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52784894 I'm 45 years old witha 20 year old and 5 year old. I just had a hysterectomy done a week and half ago. Can't do much other than 5 mins a day but trying to keep off the 32 lbs that I lost from October 2012 to March 20. Any ideas on eating would be great. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:56:38 EST Can't stay motivated. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52767636 Hello I am Vicklet. I have tried dieting before and I can't stay motivated. I am here so that I don't have to do this alone. I need help and I am hoping I can get it here. I need to lose weight, I am considered obese, and get fit so that I can enjoy swimming and biking with my kids and grandkids. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:44:21 EST Day 1 and excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52752999 Hi, my name is Barb and I just found SparkPeople. So excited to learn all about the site and take advantage of the tools. I am a 45 year old woman who has been ignoring my creeping weight gain. I love exercise, but i also love eating. I need to get control of my diet and am hoping the tracing system will help keep me in line. Previously i have been successful with weight watchers. the accountability aspect keeps me in line. I hope I can stay on track with this on-line system. I will g... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:44:36 EST Spark Walk Friday April 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x52734332 Anyone in the Harrisburg Area want to walk at Wildwood Park? Should be a nice Springtime walk around the lake. Birds are happy to be out there, let's go and join them! I am flexible about the time but prefer morning to early afternoon. Anyone?? Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:00:14 EST Spark Hike Monday April 8 Hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x52734222 Anyone interested in hiking on Mt Nittany on Monday April 8th around 1PM? Let me know. <BR> Mt Nittany is near State College. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:53:48 EST Newbie from Moon Township!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52712109 Hi all!! I'm Roxann, and I live near the Greater Pittsburgh airport. I'm excited to be here. <BR> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:19:35 EST SNOW!!??? Seriously???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x52668044 We are supposed to get snow here in Lancaster starting tonight and continuing into tomorrow morning with a possible 5-8 inch accumulation! What the what? This weather has seemed surreal lately. <BR> <BR> Springtime, where are you???!! <em>67</em> <em>378</em> <em>376</em> <em>125</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 06:39:17 EST Deeruth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52643123 I'm a 55 year old grandmother working full-time. Slowly gained weight over the years especially now that menopause has set in. Hoping to lose some weight before I attend my niece and nephew's weddings this year. While shopping for a new dress, I decided this is it! I need to get the scales moving in the opposite direction! The Spark People Trackers look like a helpful way to make it happen! Thanks! Fri, 22 Mar 2013 07:12:20 EST A Blessed Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52629590 Good Morning PA Sparkers! <BR> I am from the City of Champion Pittsburgh Steelers and on this cold and blustery day I wanted to share that I'm a brand new member of SparkPeople and I'm loving it. <BR> <BR> We are so blessed to have a site to share with each other our successes and anything else that comes along. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a journey filled with Hope and Success. <BR> <BR> With belief in Him who works wonders - <BR> Gina Thu, 21 Mar 2013 08:05:17 EST Frustrated and need some support. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x52625346 Hey y'all. I am so motivated to exercise and eat right but...my hubby doesn't really do anything to support or encourage this. He keeps complaining that his pants must be growing during the night, or says that it wouldn't be fair to have "only mommy" snacks or food in the house. Our cupboards are full of processed and packaged foods. Somehow I am the only one who needs to lose weight. My husband is thin, my boys are very slender...and then there's me. I blame it on 2 c-sections, 4 pregnancies... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:01:48 EST Hi there, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52623742 <em>213</em> I'm Java Jenn. New here. I'm liking it so far. Sure wish I could burn calories sitting here typing at the computer. I'm 57 need to drop about 30 pounds. Gained so much when I turned 50. I've seen some older ladies who are thin. Wonder what their secret is? Good luck to all. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:04:23 EST Gisela, the new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52428480 I have lost weight and am close to my goal. I have been plateauing for YEARS! I thought this might help get me to the next level of awesomeness. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 12:12:30 EST hello from franklin county http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52319715 I'm new to spark people and am hoping to lose 15-20pounds through healthy eating and activity. Just learning to navigate through this site Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:20:44 EST How Often Do You Guys Weigh In? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x52278454 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I weigh myself every monday morning (except for last week because I knew I had a bad weekend and I didn't want to face the scale). So I was really good all week, but when I weighed myself this morning I had gained a pound :( <BR> <BR> Do you think weighing myself everyday is a good idea or should I just face the scale every week even if I don't want to so I can see where I went wrong in the week to better prevent weight gain? Thanks! Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:46:45 EST New girl, looking to feel healthy and better.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52253746 Well, I'm new to this, but fighting with my weight has been an ongoing struggle...I have tried for at least the last 6 years to be at a comfy weight(which to me is 150 lbs, or a little lower, if I can do it!) because I am uncomfortable with the way I feel, and look. I keep trying to find ways to make myself eat better, but keep falling back into old habits, especially when I am on a budget and married...And I want to stop all the excuses, and see what I can do to make myself healthy, both phy... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 19:52:22 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52179026 Hi, <BR> I'm still trying to work my way around the site but it looks good so far. Today was the first day I entered my food and exercise in- still not sure how to take advantage of the help but I know I can use it. Just haven't been motivated lately but really want to get healthy and lighter. <BR> <BR> Toygnome Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:09:49 EST Monday "Weigh-day" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52172913 I wanted to be accountable to all the teams i belong to so I am posting weigh day, today. <BR> Down 2lbs from last week. i am so excited to be making steady progress. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 08:16:10 EST Newbie from the Poconos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52159725 Good morning everyone!! I'm a newbie here to Sparkpeople, live in the Poconos, (brrrr it is soooooo cold here this morning) just found and joined last night. I'm looking to lose some weight, increase my energy, and exercise more to adapt a healthier lifestyle. I have 2 dogs that i love to take walks with, but, with the cold weather i think i need a spark to get moving. With a full time job and my kids being VERY involved in sports I sometimes forget about myself and I do need some motiva... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:40:48 EST Hello from Harrisburg! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52159298 Hi Everyone! I am from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I joined sparkpeople a couple of months ago, but didn't have the motivation to keep going on the weight loss journey. Last night however, I decided to weigh myself and found that I had lost weight by doing my own thing! So this has got me motivated to keep going and do the right thing! I came back to Sparkpeople in hope that I would get that extra push! I hope to keep going in the right direction and keep things in line to meet my goals! I am v... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:13:00 EST Shermsunshine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52139779 Hello all. I have just signed up and am praying for some good results. My goal is to change my lifestyle so that I don't have to keep going through this. I am hoping this site will help me stay motivated. I am reading info today and starting tomorrow. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:55:05 EST Does anyone use Fitbit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x52135690 Hi! Does anyone use Fitbit? I am thinking of getting one, but wanted to see what people thought. Also, any recommendations on Fitbit One vs. Fitbit zip? Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:46:36 EST hello my name is verLynn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52124759 looking forward to having some kind of support during my weight loss, it has been a struggle all i can say is HELP!! MY SLOGAN IS [ GET FIT!! GET LEAN FOR 2013]. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:29:13 EST Newbie alert http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52097335 Hey all just wanted to drop a line and introduce myself. My name is Charity as you probably can tell. I'm turning 34 in March. It doesn't bother me I still see my self as young, but it does bother me that my body feels more like 60. I get out of breath and I feel lethargic. My downfall is eating. I do it when I'm happy, sad or bored. I want to get healthy so me and my husband are challenging each other to get thin (fit). Hopefully I win because I bought this cute pair of skinny goal jeans the... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:28:30 EST My name is Angel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52066013 Hi everyone...I am 42 years old, on april 20th i will have quit smoking a year ago, now i have all this weight i have to loose because of it. Been trying off and on for about 6 months now to loose the weight but just not succeeding at all. A week ago i started dieting again, low carbs high protien, been feeling really good about it this time(who knows maybe that will make the differance).thought i would give sparkpeople a try for support. looking forward to sharing the good and bad days with ... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:23:33 EST My name is Deb... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x52062666 Hi Everyone I just joined here yesterday. I am type 2 diabetic and have struggled with my weight for years now. I am hoping to loose 40 lbs by summer time so I can look good in a bathing suit once again. Looking for friends on here ... I live in the philadelphia suburbs... bucks county. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:34:20 EST Lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52057390 Hello, I'm almost 57, weigh 250 lbs. I have a wonderful husband who loves me, don't know why, 2 great kids, one in college, one in the army. I've been overweight ALL my life. Have joined WW 50 times, tried Richard Simmons, read Dr Phil, I've tried it all. With all my attempts, I am successful in the beginning, then for some reason, sabotage myself. I've been a member of Spark People for years. I read the articles, some of the messages, have exercise tapes. I have good intentions, but ... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 22:24:41 EST Weather in PA today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x52032516 love the fact that nobody knows yet as of 5 am what we are going to get in the northeast I am in the area that they are calling for 8-24 inches of snow today . At this point i am wondering what the school that i drive for is going to do , think we will go and let out early , we are out of snow days because of Sandy we are out of snow day <em>39</em> <BR> Just got the word My School is CLOSED <em>224</em> Fri, 8 Feb 2013 05:06:52 EST My name is Katrina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x52020120 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined SparkPeople again and I'm so happy I found this team. My name is Katrina and I'm from Pittsburgh!! I want to lose about 22 pounds, and I look forward to hearing from all of you and supporting you all when needed! Thu, 7 Feb 2013 09:12:56 EST What is the plan for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x51986003 my plan for today is to chill for the two hour delay come home do up the dishes , and later this afternoon i am going to do a step test ( have to wait for some one to help me (Tim)) this is going to be counting how many steps ups i can do in 3 min and then see what my heart rate is after i have been done for 3 min will post the results <BR> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 07:46:41 EST starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51970947 Hi spark friends. My name is Nicole . I'm a 36 year old mom to my wonderful boys Christian and Logan. <BR> I was a member back a few years ago. Im back and determined to be successful. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 09:27:28 EST Anyone here use a PA cyber charter school? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x51954973 Hi! I am considering homeschooling my son, and PA has quite a few public cyber charter schools. Has anyone here ever used any of them? Suggestions on which one to go with? Sun, 3 Feb 2013 08:32:46 EST My name is Austin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51920046 Hello everyone! My name is Austin and I'm here for support in my quest to get healthy. I spent the last 8 years living a very unhealthy lifestyle. The birth my of my son last year and the addition of my 6 year old stepson have really changed the way I feel about myself. <BR> <BR> I have broken my unhealthy bad habits but now I am trying to build new healthy ones. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:21:52 EST 30+ and starting over, again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51898508 Hi all!! I'm Dana. Fell of the healthy wagon a few years back and really kind of just didn't care. Well, I've realized that I am just not happy with how I look, how clothes fit and the fact that I am starting to get winded just walking up and down stairs. That part really is not good, not at 33 years old! I was always in awesome shape as a kid and all through out high school. It wasn't until later in life after a some emotional roller coaster rides of a failed marriage and just life in ... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:29:54 EST HiMy name is Steph http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51853969 Desperatly trying to lose 45lbs by summer, tired of not fitting into my clotes, tired of no motivation. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated! thnks <BR> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:30:41 EST Hello =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51848119 Hi everyone! My name is Nicole but everyone cals me Nikki. I am 25 and live in Dover, PA with my husband and pug. I started losing weight about 4 years ago. When I started I weighed 220 pounds. I am now down to 152. I finally hit a snag that as been really hard for me to overome. That's when I dicovered Spark People. <BR> <BR> I figured out I wasn't getting enough calories in a day so I upped them. I'm now going to try and get in 1500-1700 calories a day. I workout 6 days a week for 30-60 m... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:46:59 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51803109 I am a stay at home mom of two boys and have decided to make 2013 the year that I get fit. I am excited, and a little apprehensive, but im confident that I will get there. Good luck and best wishes to each of you:) Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:22:20 EST hello from Pennsylvania http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51742949 I am a mom of 3 boys, work part time, and looking to lose 70 to 80 lbs. and get into shape. I am looking for support/friends. Also, if there are any trainers out there, I would like to put together a strength training program I can do at home. Look forward to hearing from you! Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:44:18 EST Calling all Montgomery Co. Sparkers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x51725339 I'd like to introduce myself as the new Montgomery Co. team leader. The team has been pretty quiet for quite a while, but we're up and moving and ready to grow. Please join us at Montgomery County PA! <BR> <BR> Vicki Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:32:18 EST mother of 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51717261 My name is shalyn, I am a mother to a 5,3,and 8 mtonth old. Ever since I had my first child, I have had a hard time with my weight. It just keeps creeping on. I was putting my needs on the backburner, and realize that it needs to stop. I hate the way I look. I get very discouraged when I see no change on the scale. This time around I am going to reach my goal. I am 178 lbs and want to lose 40lbs. According to Sparkpeople this can be accomplished by June. I have faith that I can succeed, but I... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 07:52:35 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51710625 Read about the program in AllYou magazine. Retired a month ago and need the motivation to eat healthy. Hope I find some friends Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:59:18 EST Here goes nothing..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51662841 My name is Catherine - my sister introduced me to the world of Spark! Even though I just started, I love the layout! I have a lot of stress in my life and find that exercise really helps me to decompress. I like strength training better than cardio but I'll moan and groan my way to weight loss, :-) I just went grocery shopping tonight and really tried to make sure I bought lots of fresh fruit and veggies as well as some protein and dairy products. My husband is on board with me so that m... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:46:56 EST Charlie Horses when I crunch??? thoughts anybody? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x51651658 Ok my exercise the last few years has consisted of carrying babies, lugging bags, yoga and walking. However, as I am losing weigh I am trying to be sure I tone my core muscles as well as lose because my mid section is my least desirable area. My overall conditioning isn't terrible. I can keep up with most strength exercises (except what I can't do just right now because of a healing MCL tear)- however, I can not seem to do a casual, easy going crunch. Even doing one set of 10-15 forward and o... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 08:25:39 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51627067 I've been lurking and you all look like marvelous exercisers - I have a problem. I have MS and am pretty immobile - waiting, actually on the wheelchair delivery. Does anyone have ideas for fitness in this condition? <BR> <BR> <BR> &#9774; & &#9829; <BR> Sunny Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:36:46 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51616558 Just want to introduce myself to all the team members and hope to accomplish a few goals this year. Thanks John Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:16:36 EST I'm back.... ..again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51608637 Hi everyone, I joined SP a little over a year ago, finally determined to lose weight and get healthy! Well guess what? I failed...again! In fact, I've gained weight this last year and I now feel worse than I ever have in addition to now having more weight to lose. I HAVE to break this cycle! So now here I am, back again, and praying for the willpower to finally make my lifestyle change. I read all the success stories and look at the pictures and long for the day that I can see that kind... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:59:07 EST Looking for a Harrisburg Area 5K Run/Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x51603372 Does anyone know of a good 5K Run/Walk (emphasis on walk) coming up in the Harrisburg area? Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:58:12 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51595277 hey everyone. i am new to all of this. I am wanted to lose alot of weight. I have five kids and had depression ever since 2003. I been trying to lose weight but not yet lost want i been wanting to lose. I am hoping this site will help me Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:46:41 EST What to do when I didn't eat enough??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x51594894 Ok. First, I KNOW I shouldn't have let this happen so I do intend to do the first and most sensible thing and try to be careful it doesn't happen again. However, with 4 kids and two jobs I have to say I can't honestly say this would never, ever happen again so I need to know what to do if it does. So here is what happened... <BR> <BR> I didn't track my food until I got home right before dinner to see how many calories I should eat. I didn't realize my breakfast was only 140 calories and my l... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:22:38 EST No subject http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x51569681 Today is my first day i need lots of help. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:55:03 EST Bluediamond77 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51531742 I here to change what ever needs changing so if we are in this together then let's do this, any help that I can get I thank u for it . I love life and I want to keep on living it as much as I can . Tue, 8 Jan 2013 05:38:57 EST 100 POUNDS TO LOSE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51527715 HELLO, i WILL BE 55 IN MARCH AND I AM A RETIRED RN. I LIVE IN PENNSYLVANIA AND AM DISABLED.i WOULD LOVE MEETING PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE SAME CHALLENGES AS MYSELF. i AM MARRIED FOR 25 YEARS THIS YEAR AND I HAVE 2 DAUGHTERS AND 2 GRANDSONS. I AM A CHRISTAIN. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:19:40 EST Hello, my name is Kristin and fat defines me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51488505 Hello Spark People of the world. My name is Kristin the word fat defines me pretty well but I want to redefine myself and stop calling myself fat. All our lives our teachers and friends have asked us to describe ourselves in one word. Well, all my life I've come up short. I've never been able to describe myself but and I'm not quite sure who I'm suppose to be. On the other hand the I've always been good at describing the unflattering traits I believe that I am such as; fat, lazy, ugly, slob, ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 16:29:30 EST Ms Hall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51452278 Hi I just wanted to give this a try. Just had a baby % months ago I gained 70 pounds now I want to lose some but at a healthy pace. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 12:29:31 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51425630 Im new here and figured i would givr this a try. I have about 25 pounds to lose. If i could just quit snacking at work or when im stressed i know i could do this easily. Here's hoping for a new year and a new me! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 01:04:25 EST Hello! SparkPeople Noob Here! :o) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51399635 Hiya, my name is Jen. I am 32 years old. And I'm looking to have my clothing fit better! LoL. I would like to loose 40 pounds; goal weight being 165. I am also thinking of signing up my 9 year old daughter to this site so she can track her eatting habits; as she is a tad over weight as well. I think she will love this site as much as I do! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:44:36 EST Carly z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51376885 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm new to spark people...trying to lose about 50 lbs...so sick of feeling tired and old. Hope this site helps...how are you guys all doing with the help of this site? Sat, 29 Dec 2012 23:54:06 EST Losing with you and happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51347206 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Michelle and I'm so happy to actually workout these days. I'm really enjoing runnging and absolutely love coach Nicole and her videos on this website. I like to be able to track my progress and this website provides so much usefully information which most sites don't mostly just advertisments. I hope you all reach your goal because I know I will. God bless you all and have a safe new year. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:13:45 EST determined to get healthy again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51270738 Hi All, I'm a 63 yr old woman who decided to become a nurse and didn't realize that school all day and studying all night could pack on 30 lbs well....it did. Now , I'm back to riding my bike, going to the gym, and started zumba last month...Working on handling my sweets cravings..gets me everytime! Looking forward to march when I hope to see all this effort has worked Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:26:04 EST Blog entry about last day of being fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51219933 Hello everyone, I just started SparkPeople today. Well, actually I started back in August, then never followed through. But today I begin again and put all my past failures behind me. I wrote my first ever blog entry today, about the day I hit bottom. I invite anyone to read it on my spark page, www.sparkpeople.com/success2day1. I invite anyone to friend me--I will friend you back, and try very hard to be a good and consistent sparkpeople friend. I wish everyone a day of fun, strength, and su... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 14:03:31 EST Try It Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x51168086 There always seems to be a "new" something we would like to try, but don't. Lack of time, fear of failure, not wanting to waste money on something new, etc. Anyway, why not take a day, say Tuesday (LOL) and try something new and share the results with our teammates? Let's not be so stringent that we feel we can only do something "new" on Tuesday, but at least try something new each week. <BR> <BR> Let me begin by saying that I have tried two new recipes and one new product in the last w... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 07:32:56 EST Hello...here we go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51123447 Hi everyone..I have always found that message boards help virtually - and privately. I am new to this and started my change in eating habits on Monday this week - <BR> <BR> can anyone advise on how I can add a weight tracker to my personal page?? thanks much! Fri, 7 Dec 2012 13:21:51 EST My name is Kacie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51088834 My name is Kacie and im 20 years old. I have been struggling with my weight for as long as i can remember. I joined weight watchers in 2010 and lost 50 lbs and gained 15 of it back freshmen year of college. I have been up and down lately and I can't seem to get back on track to lose the last 15 to 20 lbs. Any suggestions or advice? Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:16:20 EST New to spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x51080796 Hello all. My name is Christine.I just joined spark and this group.I am new to fitness and also to weight gain.I started packing on the pounds about 5 years ago.Im 37 now and starting a change in the way I eat and my activity level.Hoping to meet people with the same journey! Tue, 4 Dec 2012 09:22:40 EST Sick of being fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50996537 I'm 58 yrs.old and after a back injury I've gained 69.6 lbs. I use to weigh 145 lbs and was very active physically. I'm tired of being this new fat person and want back my skinny healthy person back. This weight gain occurred over a ten year period. I'm hoping I can win this battle! Wed, 28 Nov 2012 05:58:58 EST New to this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50973236 Hi everyone, I'm Elle. I'm 21 and about to start the next chapter of my life after I graduate in December. I'd like to take this as an opportunity to get healthy and lose weight, too. :) Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:56:20 EST Never Give Up!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x50907245 I'm back, it's been quite some time and I don't seem to be remembering the site too well yet. I ran into some health issues and had to focus all I had on them. With the diabetes out of control and ulcers opening on a weekly basis I was so disgusted I didn't want to see or speak with/to no one. I Finally realized I'm not ready yet. I've got many more good years left in me. SMILEYS A FIGHTER!!! Dragging myself out of this house was the best thing I've done for myself. With my Drs help and ... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:09:32 EST Jeremy Britt-coming to central PA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x50786637 (copied from Planet Fitness Facebook page) <BR> These are all Planet Fitness locations- <BR> <BR> Jeremy Britt, winner of the Biggest Loser, is coming our way!! <BR> <BR> November 12th <BR> Harrisburg East (Paxon St.): 10:30am &#8722; 11:30am <BR> Shamokin Dam: 1:00pm &#8722; 4:30pm <BR> Harrisburg North (Allentown Blvd): 5:30pm &#8722; 8:30pm <BR> <BR> <BR> November 13th <BR> Mechanicsburg (Carlisle Pike): 9:00am &#8722; 12:30pm <BR> Carlisle: 1:00pm - 5:00pm Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:52:12 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50615309 Hey everyone my names brianna heron and i just thought i would introduce myself. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:22:48 EST A lot to do... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50522157 Hi. My name is Liz. I am a single Mother of one. I need to lose a lot of weight and I want to quit smoking. It's all so hard, especially both at the same time. Winter coming has me feeling down. I have great reasons to do both, just can't seem to get going. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:15:03 EST Shhhh.. It's the "new girl".... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50470232 I signed up to Spark in June...... That was it, I signed up. I am now going to actually do something. Trying to find me time so I can try to find me. Looking for motivation, support and friends! <BR> Thanks for reading! Sat, 20 Oct 2012 09:08:56 EST Who's close? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x50470185 I moved to the little town of Pennsville. Outside of Northampton. I would absolutely LOVE it if someone is close to me to become work-out buddies, Lean on pals, Motivational partners, even plain old friends. Send me a message and let's get moving and loosing together!! Sat, 20 Oct 2012 09:03:13 EST runners world race http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x50447419 Any one going to the Runners World Race on Saturday in Bethlehem? Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:23:40 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50401197 I want to thank Sp for this opportunity to learn to live a healthier lifestyle. Please make suggestions on how I can achieve this. <BR> Thank you Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:28:07 EST Hey I'm New :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50398256 Hey everybody! I'm Anna and I'm 19 :) I struggle with my weight a lot and would seriously benefit from a good supportive community. Hope you guys can help me out! Thanks Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:59:27 EST NEPA girl here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50377677 Hi everyone! Oh am I excited to be here. I just tracked my food for today and found that I was UNDER my goal by 1 calorie and that just made my night! I guess you want to know a little about me huh? Well, I worked for a doctors office (front end stuff) for the past almost 3 years. Let me tell you, those drug reps kept us well fed. Too well fed. I am starting a new job on Monday and am super excited. I will have access to a gym and over 7 miles of hiking trails. I start out strong but tend to ... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 22:08:05 EST Jingle Bell Run Dec 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50344732 Anyone planning on doing this? I am working towards it right now by doing the Couch to 5k program with a couple of my girlfirends. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:55:16 EST New Girl In Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50319242 Hey ya'll whats up?! I'm Kyra, I'm from Denver, PENNSYLVANIA (yeah, there is more then just Denver, Colorado appartenly). I'm 21 looking to make new friends around the world. I listen to music a lot which is a good thing becasue it gets me moving and in the mood for some dancing. My favorite song to work out to (i know this has nothing to do with this team - but its all i really think about with everything going on in my life) is Get Up by Mayday Parade. It's a rock song with an amazing beat ... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 20:07:00 EST New to all of this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50314125 Hello everyone, my name is Tom and I'm 33 with a 14 year old son. I'm currently at my heaviest weight and I'm sick and tired of being overweight and an embarrassment to myself and my girlfriend. <BR> I've used all the excuses I could in the past for being fat I'm too busy, I'm tired, my knee hurts(ACL replaced), my back hurts(fractured vertebrae), I got too much work to do ect ect ect I could go on for days here. It's time I manned up and took the blame and took control of my future. <BR>... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 13:03:05 EST No more Yo-Yo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50237356 On day seven and my first weigh in is tomorrow! Thu, 4 Oct 2012 09:01:47 EST New to PA and SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50187926 Hi everyone! I just moved to PA about a month ago and just joined Spark People last week. Looking forward to being inspired as people reach their goals! Good luck! <em>381</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 10:22:13 EST My Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50167979 Hello all. I joined Sparkpeople a few weeks ago but am just now getting in touch with other members. My goal is to lose 25-30 more pounds and to to keep it off. I am constantly in the gym and maintaining my portion sizes but it can sometimes be difficult. My goal is to lose the rest of this weight by December, before it gets really cold outside. So far I have lost 15-25 pounds since July. Prior to working out in July I weighted between 192 and 196 and now I weigh 167 and am still losing... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 04:38:04 EST Starting Over Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x50137838 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Six years ago I started a weightloss journey and had succeeded. Today I found myself heading back to a place I thought I would never be again. I realize that this time I need the support 1of others ao that I won't have to say sometime in the future that I am starting again. I think I need to look at what is eatting me so that I will stop this roller coaster ride. I have had 3 strokes in the past. I want to live and enjoy those around me. I don't know what else to w... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 19:53:31 EST What tunes got you moving this a.m.? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x49973285 For me, it was Emerson, Lake and Palmer (From the Beginning, Hoedown, KarnEvil 9) at the State College Y. How about you? Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:49:51 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x49922253 Hi! Just signed up with spark people today. I'm from Monessen. It's 45 mins. south of Pittsburgh Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:52:05 EST Embarking on a weight loss jouney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49903442 My name is Christie and I am 38 years old. I live in PA. I just begun exercising today. I went for a walk with my dog and I really enjoyed it. I really want to lose some weight and get healthy. My ulimate goal is to get into shape so that I can start jogging. Now that fall is just around the corner I love being outdoors and enjoying the cooler temperatures and beautiful colors. I have a lot of support from my boyfriend and family and I know I can do this. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:27:41 EST Finally accepting that I need to get healthier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49878256 I am just starting this journey, which is to ultimately lose 80 lbs, but I want to start with a smaller goal and work my way up. So first off, my goal is to lose 10 lbs by 10/7, which is my 6 year anniversary. A little about me, I am a father to 2 amazing boys, age 4 & 2. I have spent my entire life living just outside of Pittsburgh, with no complaints. Thanks in advance for all the support, and I hope I can help people just like me. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:50:53 EST just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49848148 Hi everyone, I am just getting started. Monday, September 10, I am choosing to get my act together and lose weight to get healthy. I have alot to lose, but I am setting small goals for myself. 10 pounds by October 14! Baby steps !! Sun, 9 Sep 2012 18:21:08 EST Hi from Butler county http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49761841 Hello from Western Pa! I just joined today. I am in bad need to lose about 10-20 pounds because my back and feet pain makes it difficult to move about. I also try to keep bad mood and depression at bay because when they attack I just sit and eat. Hope to find lots of motivation here. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 08:12:46 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49754498 Hi My name is Eryn! Mon, 3 Sep 2012 18:09:58 EST Hi everybody, Im new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49745839 Hi my name is AmelliaJo, I'm new here and just wanted to see what the messageboards are all about. I have been struggling with my weight for quite awhile now, and am looking for a new way to get motivation to get to where i want to be. I am married and have 5 great kids, 4 boys(16, 13, 11, 9) and 1 girl (7). I hope to get a chance to get advice/support from you all as well as help anybody I can in return. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 07:52:52 EST New guy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49742871 Hey all! First time on the site this evening - an adventure which took me back to some old haunts such as Punxsutawney. Got me hankerin for one of them there Parenti's hot sausage subs. Gave up on playing softball and basketball 7 years ago and substituted golf and bowling. Oops! I continued to eat like I was still burnin dem calories; and, now, I have approximately 30 to lose. "SPARKTEAM - PLEASE HELP" Sun, 2 Sep 2012 22:36:54 EST Hello SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49716192 Hoping so much for support and encouragement from my SparkPeople participants. Just starting my journey today to lose about 50+ pounds. I have severe OA in my knees (looking at knee replracement in my future) but for health reasons I am hoping for exercise ideas from some of my fellow SP participants in order to start my fitness plan. I will mostly have to do cardio from a chair as it is difficult for me to walk or stand for long periods of time so any recommendations would be very greatly ... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 23:54:28 EST Accountability buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x49698053 Hi everyone! I'm new to this site and have 120lbs or so to lose. In the past I've found that I get better results if I'm accountable to someone other than myself. You see I've been lying to myself for years, that's part of why I'm here! Any one interested in some accountability and motivation? I'm in the Lancaster area. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:42:51 EST Emotional Eater http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49654145 For years, my weight has been fluctuating by 10, 20, even 30 pounds! I couldn't seem to find out why, and I finally realized it was due to my bingeing. I noticed I would reach for food, even when I was not hungry all out of emotions! I'm finally ready to recognize my emotions (and actually hunger) so I can finally lose 30-40 pounds and be happy and healthy again! I'm hoping spark people will help me meet people who can inspire me and keep me on track! Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:37:31 EST It's DO or DIE...li terally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49634481 I've reached my max weight of 275 on my 35th birthday. Years of depression and being sedentary have definitely taken its toll on me and my well being. Finally "seeing the light" while dealing with mood disorders and plethora of various medicine cocktails helped me get my head together. Now...my body is paying the price and falling apart... :( <BR> <BR> I'm determined to be around to see my daughters grow up......... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 14:35:27 EST Rails to Trails! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x49527549 Anyone in the State College/Altoona area that would be interested in riding Rails to Trails? Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:56:52 EST hiking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x49430370 Does anyone do any hiking in the central pa area? Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:57:19 EST Time for a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49380303 Hello! Stepping out of my comfort zone this time in the hopes that support from like-minded people will be the key to success. Looking forward to meeting and supporting new people. Good luck to all of us! Thu, 9 Aug 2012 10:10:34 EST From Aristes Southern tip of Columbia county http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x49339483 Very near Schuylkill, Northumberland and Columbia county Triangle! <BR> Sorry, I put this in the wrong place and don't know how to delete it. Mon, 6 Aug 2012 20:01:28 EST New to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49321359 Hi! Hope everyone is well! This is my first post. I am a big girl and I have to put my big girl panties on and deal with what I have done. I am hoping that I am strong enough to get through all this again! I am happy that you are all here for support! Looking forward to posting more. Good luck to all! <em>30</em> Sun, 5 Aug 2012 17:29:32 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49317567 Hi, My name is Bobbi, I am 27 and currently living in the heart of Amish Country (Lancaster County) I was born and raised in NEPA, in Bloomsburg. <BR> <BR> With help from SparkPeople, I have successfully lost 95 lbs since January. (I am at the halfway point to my overall goal) I have only used SparkPeople thus far to track calories and exercises, and decided it was time to utilize all the other aspects of the site. <BR> <BR> Excited to be here and be motivated by others! <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Aug 2012 12:07:34 EST Chambersburg PA Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x49277213 Get ready to Zumba for a good cause! The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter will hold a Party for Pets Zumbathon on Saturday, August 4, at the Chambersburg Memorial YMCA on McKinley Street. <BR> <BR> Doors will open at 12:30 and the Zumba will start at 1. <BR> <BR> Just pay the $15 registration fee at the door. No pre-registration is necessary. We'll also have raffles for some awesome prizes!! <BR> <BR> Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. <BR> <BR> Proceeds will benefi... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 16:01:17 EST female 42 needs to be more motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49242757 I work full-time and by the time I get home I'm tired and don't feel like doing anything else. I cook dinner and wash dishes and then watch tv. I'm stuck in a rutt that I created myself and I don't know how to get out of it. I need more energy to get things done. Any suggestions? Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:11:58 EST I want to lose weight!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49241531 Hello, I am just beginning my lifestyle change. I have been a fast food and eating out junkie for the last five years as a result of working 16 hours a day and sitting behind a desk. I can't walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded and the last time I could touch my toes was about three years ago. My body is crying out for help, is anyone else going through this? Is this shocking? It was to me it was like I awoke after five years and THIS is my body....HELP!!! Thanks for listen... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:34:46 EST DBrophy1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49239581 Hello SparkPeople ! I am new to this site, I have heard and read so many great things. I want to learn how to eat clean and healthy. Learn new and yummy receipes for my family. Also learn how many calories I should eat in a day. In the process hopefully I can lose a few pounds. Most important I want to hear everyone's great stories and travel the road with all of you!! I look forward to becoming a member. Have a great day everyone! Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:03:12 EST Hi Everyone, new to SparkPeople here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49227045 Just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Autumn and I am from Pittsburgh! I am hopeful to lose at least 60 pounds. Good luck on your goals everyone! Looking forward to being a part of this group. <em>249</em> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:44:50 EST hello my name is steph. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49220353 I am a wife an mother of 2 wonderful kids. I m a stay at home mom an I m tired of my weight. I want to do thisfor myself! Mon, 30 Jul 2012 08:15:27 EST Wow, just wow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x49179579 So, since turning 40 I have tried to do the responsible thing and get my annual physical and mammogram...you know the drill. So, turned 45 this month and had my annual physical yesterday. I wanted to talk with my physician about my weight - while I have had an underlying feeling that they didn't know anymore than I did, I still felt like this was an appropriate venue to bring it up. <BR> <BR> I asked about an appropriate calorie range, mentioning what SparkPeople recommended, and she just n... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:35:32 EST Mom struggling to lose this weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49173954 Hello! I am a mother of three struggling to lose the last fifteen pounds. Lack of motivation and frequent frustration makes me gain everything I lose. Looking for support and help. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:38:48 EST suppressents for eating and metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x49173925 i was wondering if anyone knows good appitite suppressents that work well and brands Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:36:40 EST suppressents for eating and metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x49173918 i was wondering if anyone knows good appitite suppressents that work well and brands Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:36:12 EST suppressents for eating and metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x49173913 i was wondering if anyone knows good appitite suppressents that work well and brands Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:35:54 EST it is my turn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49172873 Hello I am on a new phase of life...My husband passed away last year and I miss him but am looking <BR> ahead to the fact it is now my life and it is me who is 100 percent responsible for what I do <BR> with it. I wasted years in the past being unhappy with my weight, making excuses and <BR> starting and stopping I want to believe I can do it and know if it is to be it is up to me. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:21:53 EST hello, just had my first day of tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49171121 Hello. My name is Jessica I am 23 years old and this is the heaviest I have ever been. I will be updating my profile as soon as I get a chance. Today was my first day of using the online tracker and its hard because not all of my foods are there:/ Does this get easier?? I hope so and I hope to get to know some of u Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:14:10 EST new to this diet thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49142607 Hello All . <BR> After a breif stay overnight in my local hospital wich scared the hell out of me i have desided to start a diet . <BR> I was at work when this all began . i had a headach that was a very nasty one , my bp was taken at the er and it was 256/170 not good at all and was told that my colestrol was significanly high . the er dr said if i would have waited anouther 10 minutes i would have been in a full blown heart attack . thank god i caught things in time . iam new to this diet ... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:37:38 EST trying to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49118988 i have join hoping to get back in shape and to lose these un wanted pounds i have put on Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:34:27 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49069412 Hello all, I am a new member and just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Erin and I'm from PA. I have 3 children - 8 yr old girl, 7 yr old girl and 7.5 month old boy. I am here to get support and hopefully lose a good 25-30 pounds (baby weight). Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:20:33 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49061624 Hello everyone! My name is Deanna. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA but now I live about 1 1/2 hrs. north of Pittsburgh in a small town called Corsica. I just discovered this site today after my doctor recommended I check it out. I look forward to getting to know some of you and reaching similar goals together! Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:34:51 EST I want to be the sexy good looking wife and mom! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49040137 I am a 24 yr old momma of two and a wife! I want to lose all my baby weight and get to the healthy weight recommended for my height. I hope that I can find the help and support here that I need to lose my weight. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:00:32 EST Armstrong County checking in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49026423 My name is Carrie and I am new to the site and forum. My goal is 38 lbs and at 2 lbs/week, if I can stay on track, I'll end up right around Thanksgiving, which means full swing into the holiday season! <BR> <BR> I am 36 years old, have 2 kids, a puppy and a husband. I started taking Zumba 3x/week recently (started 2 classes ago!) and between work and school and family, I am busy but happy. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to find inspiration and camraderie here. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:03:56 EST Hi All-New To The Group~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x49011498 Hi All~I'm new to the group. I'm from western PA. I've been struggle with my weight since I was 12 yr old-losing & gaining through-out the years a zillion times~finally giving up fad diets & deciding to live a healthier, happier life style. My focus is building muscle, toning & of course losing weight. I have 100+ lb. to lose to reach my goal of 134. Right now I'm enjoying activities like light weight lifting, resistance training, Tai Chi, Kick boxing, swimming (when I get to) & yoga. Along w... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:54:08 EST Hi Everyone, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48998491 I back to start over again, I need to lose 45 Pounds . Had lost weight a couple years ago to 160 lbs. ,but bad eating habits , stress , and having to deal with breast cancer- has not help me. Now I going to have knee replacement surgery in six weeks. Need lots of encouragement. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 19:57:52 EST hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48970787 hello im a single mom of 3 and i want to be healthy for me and my kids i cant run or jump or play with my kids need to lose the weight to be there for my kids Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:08:07 EST Day 2 : New to Site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48968307 Hello Everyone , <BR> <BR> My name is Michelle and I am from Pennsylvania. I am back on the wagon. I am frustrated with losing, gaining, all the yo-yo dieting. I am working on changing my mind set , with the way I think about food and change my approach to a way of life not a diet. But as a lot of you know easier said than done.I look forward to corresponding with you all. <BR> <BR> Michelle Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:16:17 EST breyes61 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48956440 Hi..I'm Carol an I just join here to help me lose weight. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:54:35 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48947453 Hello everyone!! I'm so excited to continue this journey to a healthier me! Its always great to have partners in that cause. While I'm blessed to not have high blood pressure, cholesterol issues and a great blood sugar count, I do recognize that I am an emotional eater and one who will sometimes eat when I'm idle too long, even if I'm not hungry. I don't believe dieting is the answer. A strong dedication to an effort of behavior modification is what I'm focused on. Look forward to engaging wi... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:19:54 EST Day 1! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48875423 Trying to figure out how all of this works! Wish me luck :) Sat, 7 Jul 2012 21:50:19 EST Hello levittown/bri stol/bensalem people. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x48874634 Hello, who are from levittown, bristol, bensalem areas. my name is laura. i am trying to stay on track. who else is from the area who needs a friend to help keep them on the right path. I know i could use one. Sat, 7 Jul 2012 20:38:25 EST My Late Introduction. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48857672 Hello Spark Community! <BR> <BR> This is more of a "Thank You" than an introduction, although I have to admit, this introduction is long overdue. To be honest when I first joined Spark People I didn't think I would be able to stick with it. I've tried everything from diet pills to vigorous exercise routines, however I never saw the results I wanted. <BR> <BR> Than one day, I came across the Spark Pages website by accident and I haven't looked back since. Since becoming a Spark member I can ... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 16:06:03 EST meeting new people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x48847282 anyone from around donegal pa or close that wants to meet or help each other out with dieting i'm interested in meeting new people Thu, 5 Jul 2012 22:46:44 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48837975 Hello! <BR> <BR> I've recently joined SparkPeople, and am really enjoying the site. I started my weight-loss journey 7 weeks ago, and have lost 14 pounds so far. But I really think I need the support of a community of people, so I was hoping to find that here. So, hello everyone! It's nice to meet you! Feel free to read my weight-loss blog: http://nomoreself-control.blogspot.com/ <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you! <BR> <BR> -Syhren Thu, 5 Jul 2012 11:20:11 EST Aiming for a Change, looking for support :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48714098 Hello ladies and gents! <BR> <BR> My name is Amanda and I am from Conshohocken, PA (About 20 minutes outside of Philly). I joined SP to help push me in the right direction. In recent years, my weight really has ballooned out of control and for the past 6 days I have been on a good track to a new me! I've been following a vegan diet, but I'm still finding it hard to either fit in time/or get myself motivated to exercise more than a few minutes a day :$ I can't just diet alone or I'll never lo... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:10:33 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48686053 Hi! I am just like most of you. I both need and want to lose weight. I have some health issues that could possibly be resolved with some weight loss. I have some self image issues that could definitely be resolved with some weight loss. I LOVE to Bake and cook. I do have a sweet tooth. I love to read. I dabble in some creative things....making jewelery is my latest. I was just looking at a painting class today...maybe that will be my next thing. <BR> <BR> I have been married to th... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:52:56 EST Hi, All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48645668 Well, I'm always saying "Tomorrow. I'll start tomorrow." So, it is no shocker that I am still overweight. I gained all of my weight while I was pregnant and never really did much to get it off. I would start and never finish BeachBody programs, I ran a couple of times telling myself that I was determined to be a runner.... And I am not.. Yet. <BR> <BR> I bought new sneaks around Christmas time because I had started, and was doing well on, a new get-healthy journey and those same sneaks... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:20:42 EST Welcome me to Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48583266 Hi everyone....just reaching out to the Spark community! I joined today and really love all the features I've seen so far! Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:08:26 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48578186 Hi im new can use some tips Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:57:05 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48552950 Hello there! I'm a new member looking for support!! Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:15:44 EST changing my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48538283 Hello every my name is Tracey and i am working on a new me, i have been going to the gym 3 nights a week and i change the way i ate and adding more water intake to me a new me. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:10:30 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48519355 Hi Everyone! I'm new to this site and just wanted to introduce myself. Looking forward to sharing my weight loss success with all of you! <BR> <BR> -Lindsey Thu, 14 Jun 2012 08:05:41 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48471219 Hi I am a mom of 2 boys 6 and 21 also a grandma of a 10 week baby gjrl trying so hard to take this weight off and get healthy. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:22:50 EST Huddle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x48447562 Don't forget to huddle with your teams .You get an extra point daily for each huddle! <em>347</em> Sat, 9 Jun 2012 13:27:05 EST Hi! I am SueEllen1958 and I am overweight. I need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48420654 I am brand new to sparkpeople and so excited to find the help and support I need to drop 75 pounds. I had been "normal" sized for most of my life, then the weight started to pour on by body. I know this is not the real me and that she is somewhere hidden under this fat. I need to find her! Thu, 7 Jun 2012 15:51:33 EST It's a start. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x271x48387584 Well1st week is over and I have lost 2lbs and am oficially under 290 yea hoping never to see that # again. thanks for all the encouragement sparkspeople. Tue, 5 Jun 2012 13:43:37 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48369054 I'm a sahm of 3 monsters, I mean boys, all under 10. I am also owned by 8 crazy cats and 2 dogs. I'm trying to ditch the baby weight and get myself in to better shape to keep up with the kids (and dogs)! Mon, 4 Jun 2012 11:58:16 EST Motivated to make the change! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48368617 Hi everyone! My name is Monica from Philadelphia, PA. I am a wife of a PPO and a mom of three; twin girls who are 9 and a son who is 8. I have been on sparkpeople off and on now since 2008 and have seen highs and lows. For the past two years I have been working in payroll and sit in front of a computer 8 hours a day five days a week and have seen my weight balloon. I have been tracking my food for three days now and cannnot believe that I have not gained more than I have based on the cho... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 11:31:12 EST Becky http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48299926 Hello. I have been over weight all my life and I am sick and tired of being over weight, low on energy, and insecure in all aspects of my life. I am ready to work on ME. To be good to me and to finally once and for all, lose weight and keep it off. I know it is going to be hard and I know that I have a long road ahead of me. But I am ready to do this thing. I just hope I can find the help and support I need to reach my goals. Wed, 30 May 2012 20:55:35 EST RNBSN with some xtra "stuff " to shed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48299259 Hello All, I'm here to make the committment to lose some of the xtra baggage and keep it off. Hope to meet some new professionals in the process. Hope to see some results and encourage others :0) Wed, 30 May 2012 20:00:44 EST Lap Band Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48294472 Hi, My name is Kris and in 2008 I had Lap Band surgery. I am type 2 diabetic and managed to lose 50 pounds and became insulin free. In 2011 my band slipped and I had it replaced. Just 3 months ago I was having terrible acid reflux and with this reflux I was only getting about 2 hours sleep a night. It would wake me out of a sound sleep and my meds would come up with it. I called my lap band doctor and he admitted me into the hosp on May 24. I had an EGD on May 25 and was told my band sl... Wed, 30 May 2012 13:12:53 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48254779 This is my second return to spark.....looking for support and people to inspire and motivate me to stay on track and reach my goals.. My name is Alicia - I am 47 and live in PA; have lost and gained too many times to count and each time I gain it back plus more. Started a few weeks ago and doing well but need to reach out and hopefully gain and get some inspiration and direction from others.... Sun, 27 May 2012 20:59:02 EST Howdy Ya'll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x271x48244009 Hello everyone! I am new to this site, so I thought I would introduce myself! I am a 27 year old female, married with no kids! I am a dog groomer by trade and have two cats, 4 rats, and a fish! I was born and raised in San Antonio, and moved to Pennsylvania when I was 14 after losing my father. Between the culture I grew up in, and the pain of losing my dad, food has ALWAYS been a crutch for me. Whenever I had a bad day, or a celebration, or just because, I would turn to food. I grew u... Sat, 26 May 2012 23:23:58 EST