SparkPeople Single Moms Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=274 This team is for single moms! We single parents living on a fixed income, and sometimes we just need support and advice! Every Kind Of Mom is Welcome! SparkPeople Single Moms Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=274 hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x56408485 hi everyone my name is shantell and I am a single mom of 5 beautiful children 4 girls and a boy . Ages 14,11,7,6,and 4. They are a handful but I know that I can handle it I have too because I am all they have which is why I am trying to loose weight because I know I have to be healthy and be around for a long time to take care of them. I live in Odenton md just moved here two weeks ago today and I really enjoy it I don't drive so I am walking a lot taking the kids back and forth to school and... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:17:29 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x56253571 I am just starting Spark. Ill be 50 in Feb & I have a 14 yr old son. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 01:44:05 EST holiday parties http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x55093121 Hi. My name is Shauna and I am the mother of one. a 9 yr old daughter. I just found out today that I am party mom for the holiday party(Christmas party) and I don't know what to do. I need some new fresh ideas and would love the input. I need a game or 2 and a quick craft or 2. Thanks! Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:09:23 EST how to include your child in your exercise routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x54856623 How do you ladies do this?! Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:35:12 EST Greetings all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x54811460 Greetings everyone! <BR> My name is Terrisse, but I go by Tree. I am the mother of a most amazing son, Cedric. He turned 2 this May! I am using my GI bill; going to school full time and looking for work. <BR> My goal is to lead our family from the front. Showing my son the life that i want him to live and inherent by living it out in front of him. <BR> During my pregnancy i struggled with both depression and domestic violence. During a no contact (for domestic violence) we got away and I have... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 05:49:03 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x54723977 My name is Kim. I'm in my early 40's and have been separated from my husband of 18 years since February. We struggled for a long long time so our ending was not really a surprise. Initially it was a relief although I find lately its a bit of a struggle. These past few months have been a whirlwind of stress. We have 3 children ages 7, 5, 3. I moved out, went back to work after being a stay at home parent for 7 years. My father has been in the hospital. And just a lot of other stuff going on. <... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 02:07:04 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x53727965 Been on this site for about a week now but finally getting a chance to get on here to post and do more with the site before (I was using my kindle fire to track, and it's a bit harder to post on there than it is on a regular computer). <BR> <BR> Anyway, my name's Jeana. I'm 30, from Illinois. Mother to one (10 year old boy), and been in long term relationship for 5 1/2 years. I work in collections. Overall busy life and lots of stress. Thats why I wanted to join this site to hope for more a... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:22:25 EST single mom wanting other single mom friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x53661721 the more support and friends I have the better I will succeed. I am working on my eating and currently taking a class online for an eating disorder. as well as getting rid of my biggest weakness sweets. Sat, 8 Jun 2013 19:27:21 EST hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x53620259 Hello my name is Tiffany. I am 30 years old. I have one daughter that is 10. <BR> I have been on & off spark for a while now, but never really “ON” it. If that makes sense. I want to actually use it, and have it help me. <BR> I am starting my journey to find the healthy, true, godly, happy person I know that I can be. Just figuring out how to do that is a journey in itself &#61514;. <BR> Motivation is the biggest thing for me. I feel like I am lacking in that department. So I am hoping that... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 15:57:11 EST Struggling to find a time to workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x53533315 So glad to find this group. When my daughter was smaller it was so much easier cause all i had to do was feed her and put her to sleep ha! <BR> Now she is older she is in school, dance etc and i have gained my weight back. I have the hardest time workingo ut at home so i have been going to the gym in the evengings but then i feel bad cause i am rushing her to get her to bed. <BR> Any help or ideas would be great! Thu, 30 May 2013 09:10:49 EST hi Ladies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x53191470 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm Tracy single mom of 3 beautiful & crazy kids <em>211</em> . <BR> Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. <BR> Have a wonderful day! <em>213</em> Thu, 2 May 2013 10:33:26 EST Single mama wanting support and energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x53035497 Hello everyone. My name is Cynthia. I am 30 years old. I am the mother of a six year old daughter and an (almost) three year old son. My life is very busy with raising kids and a full time job. I work almost an hour away from home, so I am up at 5:30 a.m., out the door with my kids by 6:45 to drop them off at dayare and then off to work from 8-4:30 Monday through Friday. By the time I get home at night, it's close to six. After dinner, homework, cleaning, baths, and tantrums, my night usually... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:41:26 EST Tura's five things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x52407111 Hi, my name is Tura. <BR> <BR> I am openly bipolar. <BR> I am a liberal. <BR> I am a tomboy who is learning to embrace her girly side. <BR> I am pretty spiritual for an atheist. <BR> I am an Aquarian who just turned 4-0. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 23:54:34 EST Single Mom's Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x51185239 Come in say Hi tell us about your day! Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:36:01 EST Holiday challenge anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x51161853 If so please brain storm here what should we do?? Ideas Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:29:19 EST What are you struggling with today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25009x274x51161832 What are you struggling with today? Maybe we have been through it or have a different outlook on how to help you. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:26:58 EST Prayer always does a Mom good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25009x274x51161812 Please shar with us what you are struggling with so we can pray for you. <em>247</em> <em>458</em> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:25:15 EST You are doing a great job http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9430x274x51161742 give each other a emoticon share what you have accomplished get a pat on the back you are doing a great job and should be proud of your self! Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:18:08 EST Single Parent Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x51161679 Tell us about it..... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:12:55 EST Do U single Moms ever feel lonely? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x51161667 What do u do?? <em>220</em> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:11:40 EST Mom’s Cooking Corner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9430x274x51161645 “...no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” <BR> Lets share recipes, menus, tips, and sites we get recipes from! <em>4</em> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:10:23 EST Hello! My name is Cici http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x50226721 I am a single mom trying to raise a little boy. I love my life and I am very happy and optimisic but the only puzzle piece missing is my apprearence. I am off to a great start with 2 weeks of doing well with SparkPeople. We can do this!!! :) Wed, 3 Oct 2012 14:43:21 EST Finally back and commited to making team active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x49495547 I have been offline for a while and very sick with getting rediagnosed with cancer 2 months ago. Between doctors visits and dealing with my 2 special needs boys I haven't been able to get on. I am seriously hoping I will be back on here regularly since boys go back to school in under 2 weeks now. I definitely plan to try and get this group more active again and would appreciate any input from anyone. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 00:34:29 EST Lose weight feel great http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x48892105 Where is the motivation? Inspiration? Did everyone fall off the earth? Who needs help? I'm here!!! Message me!!! Sun, 8 Jul 2012 23:17:34 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x48891054 hello im shellbie im a single mamma of a 2 year old lil boy he is my world i live in the albany ny area...... i hope to find help and be of some help here please stop by my page and say hi Sun, 8 Jul 2012 22:05:10 EST I'm New Here.... Hi! =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x48717096 Hi there! =) <BR> I am a single parent to my 5 year old son, who is my world. I would do absolutely anything for him. His father and I divorced 10 months ago, after only a year a half of marriage. We had been together for almost 7 years total. It was a very difficult time for me and my son, and looking back I am amazed at how strong we both were to pull through it. <BR> <BR> I've been dieting for as long as I can remember now, and each time I find an excuse to stop the diet and I get ... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:10:49 EST Wednesday, May 2nd...this week's goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x47876844 Ok Sexy Mamas, this week's goal is to not finish your kids plate. If you have teenagers, your goal is to not go back for seconds. Come on ladies we can do this! <BR> <BR> Kudos to you if your strong willed and this goal doesn't apply!Please share your weekly goal?! Wed, 2 May 2012 12:03:35 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x46955950 Hi! I live in Bowie MD and looking for a walking buddy. Wed, 7 Mar 2012 14:10:40 EST what's it gonna take to get this team.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x46925681 Hey ladies, what's going on (or should I say not going on) with this team??!! I check in here daily and there's no activity :-(. I know others see it.What is it going to take to get everyone participating? What has been going on in your lives that made you fall off the band wagon? Mon, 5 Mar 2012 22:18:15 EST Hey moms! How do you handle a bad day??!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x46818968 How do you keep from stuffing your face, after a long day at work, kids working your last nerve, etc? Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:23:52 EST Im so proud of you ladies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x46810891 Life isn't easy, but if you're on here reading this that means you didn't give up! You took 2 minutes out of your day to follow up on the support that you felt you needed to get you through!...and for that Im so proud of my single mothers!-you go girls! Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:01:33 EST Every single mother on this team is the bomb! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x46775870 Good morning every single mother on this team. Every day is truly a struggle.Sometimes you feel alone and that it is truly unfair. But do you know why you were assigned the task??!!..Because God knew that you could do it. And don't underestimate it because everyone can't:-( That's why grandparents are raising their grandkids and the foster system is so full. I'm not trying to demean those parents, but the responsibility became to great for them and they needed the extra help...and that's ok. ... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 11:47:56 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x45822150 Hi everyone, <BR> Just wanted to see how much activity is going on in this group. I am 31 years old and have an 8 year old son. I have never been married (phew) but would someday like to be if I can get all my sh#t together :) Wed, 4 Jan 2012 15:53:13 EST Anybody interested in reviving this group?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x45648346 How bout a little challenge to kick off 2012? Everyone in the mood after the holidays??! <BR> <BR> Hi! I'm Tracy, I'm a single mommy to my 6th month old son. He is my everything, including the reason I'm overweight today! I weigh the same amount today as I did when he was two weeks old. (How depressing!) I really need to get a grasp on my life and be healthy again, for ME and for my son! <BR> <BR> Who's with me?? Sun, 25 Dec 2011 22:57:09 EST Hi Sparkpeople! I'm a mommy on a mission.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x45438746 So my name is Samantha and I am 22 years old. My son just turned two. I am still carrying around about 20lbs from him. I am so in love with this website so far! I love all of the fun tools and the community aspect of it. Hopefully i will get some good spark friends from this :) Send me a message if you are interested! Good luck to everyone on your goals! Fri, 9 Dec 2011 04:50:02 EST Mommy on a mission! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x45412791 Hi everyone! My name is Samantha ...I am new to Sparkpeople but so far I love all the great tools that are available :] I am a single mother to an amazing little boy who just turned 2! It's the toughest job there is you just have to try and stay positive. Fitness and taking care of myself definitely has not been at the top of my list for the past two years, not even towards the top actually. I am determined this time to change my lifestyle though for both myself and my son! Any friends or fe... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:35:52 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x44741786 Hello! I was directed to this site by a friend of mine who has been having a lot of success losing weight and I'm hoping to follow her example. I'd like to lose at least 50 lbs, but who knows, why stop there? I could afford to go down 80, but want to set a bit smaller goal at first. <BR> <BR> I'm recently separated from my husband of 6 years and trying to get myself back together to be healthy to take care of my 4.5 year old daughter who is my whole reason for being. <BR> <BR> Lisa Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:29:51 EST Que tal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x44402331 Hi, I'm a single mom of four trying to get back into shape. I was small my whole life until my pregnancies. Sort of freaked out about it ESPECIALLY since I just turned 28 years old yesterday. Ahhh!!!!!!! I want to be healthier for me and my children, so we can be happy, healthy and active. Wish me luck. New to this but love meeting new people so.... Hello, I'm B. Mon, 3 Oct 2011 11:29:09 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x44254952 I'm Jess, 25. Been a single mother since Valentines Day when I left my abusive relationship with my 2month old ( now 9 months today). My daughter lily is my everything but life has been very difficult and my health has been on the back burner. Like most single mothers I have no time- finishing my degree. I got up to 290lbs with my pregnancy, lost 30 right away and every other lb has been a struggle to get off. I still look pregnant and I hate it. I'm broke, Lonely, and feel disgusting. I'm ho... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 20:48:39 EST September 2011 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x44066755 As a single mom with 2 special needs boys I have learned to have a good routine in place and listen to our child (ren). My challenge for anyone that wants to is set aside time for your child or for each of your children each week. I would also like us moms to set aside some time for us to do something that we enjoy. I would love to hear what each of you did with your child (ren) each week. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:54:22 EST Intro as an administrator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x43965597 I am a single mom with 2 special needs boys both with multiple disabilities that I am dealing with. About 4 months ago we moved into my parents and my anxiety levels and OCD have gotten extremely out of control. i have found SP very helpful and inftive about dealing with lots of issues and am glad to try and help as many other sile moms as possible as we go thru these struggles together. If you ever need anything from me just ail me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I may try to... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 22:12:29 EST June 15-23 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x42440903 If you are ready and able to take this challenge, then just reply here! That way I know who I can drop in on and support! <BR> Challenge 8 glasses of water <BR> Sleep - 7 hours ( I know you are supposed to have 8, but really? Let's start with a reasonable goal!) <BR> Exercise - Move your body at least 30 minutes a day for those 7 days. <BR> Spread the love!- introduce yourself to at least 2 people a day from this team, and leave a positive comment on their Spark Page. <BR> <BR> Ready...S... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 09:48:22 EST hi :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x40783531 Hey, my name is Heather. I'm from North Carolina, 25 and the mommy of a beautiful 4 year old (will be 5 in April!) little girl named Shae. I am a stay at home mom, who attends class at night to become a Chiropractic Assistant. I have about 48 pounds to lose. I know I can do it, because in 2009 I lost 55 pounds, then unfortunately stopped working out and eating right, and gained most of it back. I started back exercising and watching what I eat on Feb. 20th, and I've lost 13 pounds so far... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:21:09 EST SINGLE MAMA'S UNITE!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x40214244 Hey All! <BR> <BR> Looks like we haven't had too much action in here in a while! I am new but asked to be a co-leader because I LOVE the idea of this group. <BR> <BR> I am a single mom to a beautiful 6 year old girl named Jordyn who is my WHOLE world! We have been on our own since day 1 and we are two peas in a pod. <BR> <BR> I have made so many excuses through the years to explain why I haven't had time or the energy to work out or eat healthy but enough is enough! <BR> <BR> So let's ho... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 20:49:38 EST Room Jump Start :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x40130752 HEY ALL! <BR> <BR> Seems there hasn't been to much activity here larely, I am a new member and think it is GREAT that there is a place for single moms. <BR> <BR> I am 28, it's been me and my now 6 year old daughter from day one. She is a total character and my everything BUT we do struggle. I am trying to balance school part time, work full time, my daughter, my family, my friends and now my health. <BR> <BR> How are you all doing? Where are you struggling? <BR> <BR> Stefanie Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:52:46 EST Canadian Mama http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x40129117 Hey All, <BR> <BR> My name is Stefanie, I am 28 years old and the PROUD mama of my beautiful 6 year old daughter Jordyn :) <BR> <BR> She is the most amazing kid, it has been just the two of us since day one and she is literally my mini me in every way. <BR> <BR> I am so excited to be a part of this group and meeting you all! <em>247</em> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:37:26 EST hello from va http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x39991815 hello everyone hope everyone is doing well and working towards their goals Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:59:11 EST New from Florida! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x38736571 I hope to get some positive feedback from other mom's who have been devoted to raising their children and need to devote some time to getting themselves back into shape. You would think since I do not have a spare moment to breathe that I would be rail thin but...unfortunately....that is not the case. No time for walks, no time for exercise, cooking huge family meals. It needs to change! =) Thu, 30 Dec 2010 11:43:44 EST 2011 New Year Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x38609788 It's that time again when we all make new resolutions about things we'd like to change in our life. Most of the time we simply say "I will go on a DIET" and if most of you are like me, we do good for a few days, maybe even weeks, but that D word simply defeats us. So instead of making a resolution, make a list of goals that you will work on and change the D word.. make it a lifestyle change... <BR> <BR> My goals are: <BR> 1. Stay as active as I can on Sparkpeople <BR> 2. Get more cardio into... Wed, 22 Dec 2010 13:48:29 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x38386353 My name is Megan, I am 21 years old. I am a single mother of a wonderful 7 month old baby boy. I was diagnosed with Preeclampsia during pregnancy and was told if I do not get into shape I will be at a way greater risk for heart problems and strokes, even more so than everyone else! I went from 253 (in hospital right before baby) to 191 and would still love to see 160, the heathly weight according to my doc. If anyone has any tips I would love to try them, we all know how hard it is to exercis... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 14:26:40 EST Hi : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x37904122 Hello, <BR> My name is Anny. I live in Marlboro. I just joined sparkteam and this is the first group I have joined. : ) <BR> I'm also a single mom and our only source of income. I'm now realizing that it's not cheap to eat healthy. <BR> Trying to get myself back on track. I have alot to lose but I gotta do it. My son is only 5 but he's great motivator for me. He gets me walking even when i don't want to. <BR> I'm basically watching what i eat and going to the gym everyday. I was doing great... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 11:29:09 EST HI EVERYONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x37690709 I Tue, 2 Nov 2010 15:17:21 EST PLEASE help!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x37569496 I have been a single mother since May of this year to an amazing 2 year and 1 year old. <BR> My problem is I am so alone. I am in a foreign country far away from my friends and family. I can't even turn to his family as he has told them lies about me and of course I wouldn't turn to them even if I could because they are his family after all. <BR> I am sitting here crying as I write this as I feel so down. Yes I am losing weight but find it difficult because I am so emotional. <BR> I can't mo... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:46:21 EST newly single mom...advice... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x37391187 Hi all, I'm 22 and I have a 13 month old son. I've just split up with my guy pretty much yesterday. I'm having a really hard time, he was my best friend since we were 15 and we've been through a lot together. I found myself just thrown into the housewife mom thing, and while i absolutely love being a mom, I'm just not ready for the housewife part. I'm going to be moving closer to family (both our families) and focusing on finishing my schooling. I started getting my accounting degree, bu... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:59:26 EST Just introducing myself and saying HI!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x37359026 Hi All, <BR> Been using the nutrition and fitness tracker for a cpl weeks now and finding it really helpful. Thought I would venture further into the sight and see whats out there! <BR> I am a single mom of 2 kids aged 2 and 1 so life is very busy and sometimes lonely being a single mom... <BR> By the looks of things most people on this site are from America, anybody from Ireland??? I am South African but been living in Ireland for the past 5 years. <BR> Well thats it for now, I'm sure I'll b... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 07:56:44 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x37256549 Hello all! I'm Leah, a 28 year old single mom to a VERY busy 3 year old little boy. He most def is my everything. I've found that I'm so particular about what he eats however when it comes to me...well...lets just say i'm not so particular. I have to make a change not just for myself but for him. He depends on me so I have to do everything in my power to stay healthy. I see playing basketball, football, and other sports in my near future (this should be fun considering I do play a lick of any... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 22:21:19 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x37180782 My name is Liz Im 28 yrs old and have an almost 12 month old son...I am a single mom thru and thru his father is not involved at all, no child support or face time...its actually ok by me but I do wish I felt like I had more time to take care of the both of us. I work full time as a stylist and business is good at the moment. I want to be healthier so that I can teach/show my son what it means to be healthy, eat healthy, and be active. I dont want him to struggle like I have. Thu, 7 Oct 2010 22:35:13 EST Hello fellow Single Moms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x36876499 I am a single mom of 2 boys ages 8 and 4. I've been separated 2 years now and will be divorced soon - not soon enough quite frankly :) As soon as I was in the stable relationship with my now ex I gained weight, I've been 100+lbs overweight for over 11 years now. Not only wanting to look better for my SO, but I desperately want to be active and healthy for my boys. I look forward to being an active member of SparkPeople :) Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:42:53 EST Healthy Holidays Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x36831731 It's that time of year when we all get busier in our lives and there is a lot more temptation when it comes to eating unhealthy. Let's see October we've got all the school parties, costume parties and of course trick or treat to watch out for… all those sweet treats… November we've got Thanksgiving with all the yummy goodness that we would do well to avoid and December we've got Christmas, Hanuka, Kwanzaa and New Years (sorry if I've left any religion out) But my point being is well that's 3 ... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 14:24:44 EST Best workouts to do with the kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x36648273 Hottmom1989 had a great suggestion for a board topic. She wanted more information on workouts that are geared toward kids to make it fun & interesting. I did a spark search and came up with a couple things... if you find anything you think is awesome for kids or that you do with your kids post here... even if it's an article that has just caught your attention.... <BR> <BR> the first link is to an article titled "Workout tips for stay-at-home parents" <BR> <link>http:www.sparkpeople.com/re... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 20:11:08 EST Ideas for the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x36458650 If you have an idea for challenges, forum topics or anything else you'd like to see the team do, please post them here or send me a sparkmail... <em>334</em> Fri, 3 Sep 2010 08:50:56 EST Hi there I am new to this all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x36130773 Hi my name is Rachel. I am almost 26 and I am a single mom of a 5 1/2 year old. My friend told me about this website so I am hopeing it will kick my but in gear. Lately I have no motivation to get to any kind of gym or do any exercise. I am very tired all the time and have no energy. I am hopeing that loseing some weight and getting in shape will help with the lack of energy. My son could also benefit he is a hefty boy for only 6, so a diet change is going to need to happen. Well thats a litt... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:26:49 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x36006444 I am new to being a single mom. I have 6 children total...ages 21-5. I still consider my 2 step children as mine...you don't divorce children. I recently came back to Utah after being in Pennsylvania for the past 7 years. I am looking for friends who can keep me motivated & listen. <BR> <BR> Marie Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:01:51 EST Gross, I know, but please advise.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x33837394 In addition to loosely following the South Beach Diet, I am taking hydroxycut and herbal slimming tea. My results have been great, but I'm having 8-10 loose stools a day. It's painful and annoying. If anyone knows what's causing this or even better, how to fix it, I would be eternally grateful. (I'd really like to fix it w/out changing the fact that the pounds are melting off...) Sat, 1 May 2010 16:43:27 EST Saving Smaller Clothes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x33106430 A Spark People friend wrote a humorus but truthful blog named "Dear Pants In The Attic." <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3063920 </link> <BR> <BR> I had a good giggle this morning and commented that would be a good topic for our group...So I'm putting it out there. <BR> <BR> Who here has saved or bought some article of clothing in a smaller size and what is it? <BR> <BR> I have a pair of jeans I refuse to get rid of as well as a lovely ... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 14:47:53 EST Add Steps To Subtract Pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x33073382 Great article on the benefit of using a pedometer vs 30 minute exercise routines! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=647 </link> <BR> <BR> Do any of yall have or use a pedometer? Tue, 30 Mar 2010 10:46:09 EST Interval Training While Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x33040452 Due to a few health issues I've been off my treadmill since the new year but I'm good to go now and this week I'll get back on there. This article on interval training has me totally excited and my goal this week is to incorporate this into my walking. I'm going to use the beginner guideline. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1221 </link> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 06:41:48 EST Goodbye Belly Fat - Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x33022952 Read this article from Yahoo...9 great points to follow! <BR> <BR> <link>health.lifestyle.yahoo.ca/channel_se<BR>ction_details.asp?text_id=4528&channel<BR>_id=1055&relation_id=22662 </link> Sun, 28 Mar 2010 11:38:03 EST Sharing a Topic from DailySpark-Eat To Lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x33019982 <BR> I really would like to share this because I feel like I could have written it. What she shares is exactly the mindset and plan I have for myself. I am NOT dieting, I'm just eating healthier and making better choices. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=eat<BR>_to_lose_foods_that_helped_me_shed_100<BR>_pounds </link> Sun, 28 Mar 2010 09:09:18 EST Are you an apple, avacado or pear? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x32955958 Thought this article was good enough to pass on...something maybe we've heard before but a good reminder about including cardio AND strength training as well as other helpful tidbits. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=776 </link> <BR> <BR> PS. I'm a pear...shocker! :) <BR> PSS. I love fruit salad! *lol* Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:28:53 EST Woman Strives To Weigh 1,000 Pounds!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x32933930 <link>www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/ol<BR>d_bridge_woman_who_wants_to.html </link> <BR> <BR> I came across this just now and am OUTRAGED! All this for what? The almighty dollar?!?! According to this article "Simpson holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s fattest mother" which I think is SHOCKING and DISTURBING! This is the kind of role model she wants to be for her child?!?! <BR> <BR> I'm kicking my butt every day for having gotten to a size 22 and wishing that I would'... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:35:42 EST Article on Why You Should Track Your Food... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x32909119 http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrit<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1143 <BR> <BR> I found this very encouraging, thought yall might like it. Tue, 23 Mar 2010 14:47:18 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x32378857 I am just trying to see how the team thing works. Tue, 2 Mar 2010 14:26:19 EST Hello from Colorado http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x31979756 I'm Kara....single mom to 2 wonderful daughters living with me (20 and almost 19) and 1 great son living in MI with his Dad (16). <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to being a part of this group. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:44:30 EST I need what works for you... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x30696273 So I apologize if this has already been discussed in a thread but I didn't really see much on it. Its Saturday night and my daughter is with her dad for the weekend and I am bored! (and lonely!). What do you other single moms out there do to pass the time? I have family close but sometimes I feel like I rely on them too much to entertain me. I have been dating pretty steadily since my divorce a year or so ago, but I am getting pretty burnt out on that, and most of my girl friends are married ... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 19:29:50 EST Oh what to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x30264911 Spoil the child spare the rod? Read my newest blog ... please. I want to hear your thoughts..... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:46:01 EST Single mom in Southern Illinois http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x29468680 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Sherri. I am a 34 year old single mom to 3 beautiful children -- Alicia, 11; Matthew, 8; and Christa, 23 months. I have been a single mom for 8 years. I have been overweight my entire adult life, and after finding SparkPeople, I have finally decided to take off the extra weight so I can be around for a very long time to watch my children grow and have children of their own. Mon, 2 Nov 2009 11:47:23 EST Finding time for ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x28635014 I'm a single mom of a two year old, and I find it really hard to be able to do anything for myself, and lately I'm just FED UP! My mom passed away a few months ago from cancer, and I just have no one now. No one to stay with him while I attempt to go for a walk/run. I'm past lonely, never get anything done, and just need a day to myself. Then try to get out for exercise and eat healthy? <BR> <BR> HOW do you do it? <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Sep 2009 16:29:57 EST Single mom needing some serious motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x28512780 I am a 28 year old single mother from Iowa. I work a full-time job, go to college full-time, and raise my 4 year old son that is now in preschool. I find it very difficult at times to find the time, or the motivation to get up and exercise!! Please, I want to lose weight so bad, but just can't seem to find a way to get in the habbit, and stay with it!! Thanks for all the support! Aleisha Sat, 19 Sep 2009 09:36:09 EST Anyone from St. Louis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x27089212 I'm looking for a workout buddy? Anyone interested? Sat, 18 Jul 2009 18:21:23 EST Hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x27089148 Hi I'm 28 and a single mom just looking for a workout buddy and friends! I would love to start working out again ASAP! Sat, 18 Jul 2009 18:16:09 EST New to Team From PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x25873327 Hello Everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself, My name is Bea I am here for a healthier me. I want to feel better about myself and definately want to improve the way I look. If anyone has any advice, kind words they are all greatly appreciated. Thu, 28 May 2009 08:52:10 EST Hello... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x25475239 I have just joined SP & I am so excited! I am a single mom of 3. My boys are 25 & 21 & my daughter is 15. I have been divorced for 13 years & I'm sure you all can agree...it's not easy doing this alone. <BR> I was in a car accident early March & then I had knee surgery the end of March. Recovery for both injuries are long & slow. I found myself eating way more than I should & felt the pounds coming very quickly. My oldest son is getting married the end of July, and I want nothing more ... Tue, 12 May 2009 11:43:18 EST Mother's Day.... It should count double for us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x25341505 So Mother's Day is coming up! I always feel like I should either get double the recognition for doing a two person job on my own... or possibly a really nice something in June as well! <BR> <BR> Anyone have any big plans for Mother's Day? It's hard when the kids are little and you don't really have an SO to take them to buy something for you. Until they are in school you might be lucky to get anything! <BR> <BR> Of course the best gifts are just time together. Anyone have a favorite Mothe... Thu, 7 May 2009 00:21:37 EST Occupations A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x25052667 Something new for us to do. Join in and let's have fun. <BR> Occupations from A to Z. <BR> <BR> Artist Sun, 26 Apr 2009 23:22:07 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x24473979 I'm a single mom of 5 TEENAGERS. I never thought I'd see the day,when I'd say that. Getting them to eat the right foods too is so hard. <BR> Most of them are picky eaters. However, little do they know,I just bought a book called deceptively delious. (waiting for the mail) It incorporates the veggies in puree form into the foods they like w/o them knowing it. <em>246</em> Mon, 6 Apr 2009 09:12:35 EST Hi proud 23 yr old single mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x24385920 Hi all, Im Jamie, I am 23 i live in Indiana, and I am single mom to Alexander P. who is 4 years old. Where has the time gone, i cant believe he is going to be in kindergarten this year!!! I look forward to meeting new people Thu, 2 Apr 2009 23:29:44 EST March Weekly Weight-ins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x23701604 <BR> I am sorry that I am a little late for posting this, but its better late then never! <BR> Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:59:05 EST Baby names A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x23208044 April Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:05:42 EST 10 Things About Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x22528979 I think that we need to get to know each other better and it’s a great way for us to get to know the newbie’s. So, write ten things about yourself! <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 21:41:22 EST Valentine’s Day Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x22528583 Valentine’s day is approaching & I thought that we needed a place to chat about it or so we can get together and have an all day chat so none of us hot sexy single ladies don’t have to feel lonely & end up in front of the TV watching sad movies eating ice cream. Maybe that seems stereotypical but Valentine’s Day is full of chocolates and candy hearts let’s not allow those things to ruin our diets this month! We will not be alone this Valentine’s Day; we have our beautiful amazing children.... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 21:29:44 EST February’s Fabulous Weekly Weigh-ins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x22490256 I think that we need to start to do weekly weight-Ins, Let’s try to weight in every Tuesday! I would say Monday, but just in case we over eat on the weekend let’s take a day to get are buts back in gear! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2009 21:05:26 EST Birds & Beasts A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x22177505 Another game gals. Just go through the alphabet naming a bird or an animal with each letter. Maybe we will get more responses. Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:32:47 EST Let's Play Scrabble! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x22000417 The rules are simple. Change any one letter from the word posted below to make a new word. Keep it nice of course! I'll post the first one. <BR> <BR> <BR> CRAB Sun, 18 Jan 2009 14:36:15 EST Support for moms of Teens & Older! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x21644755 Let’s talk about our young adults! <BR> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 21:51:25 EST Support for Moms of School Age Children! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x21644709 Let’s talk about our children! <BR> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 21:49:57 EST Support for Moms of Infants/ oddlers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x21644599 Let’s talk about our babies! <BR> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 21:47:32 EST Let’s Get to Know You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x21633792 I hope to get to know each and every one of you! We all share something; we are all single moms with amazing children! So introduce yourself and lets get to know each other! <BR> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:22:16 EST Single Moms Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x21633452 Let’s talk Chit Chat! How are you all doing? <BR> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:11:15 EST Something Positive about Yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x21633362 Write something positive about yourself as often as you can! We all have wonderful qualities although sometimes you don’t feel as if we do! <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:08:17 EST Lets Vent!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9431x274x21633267 If you need to vent this is the thread for you! Vent about whatever is bothering you! It doesn’t matter if it’s your children, your job, your ex, or what ever else you can think of! <BR> <BR> CAUTION- This thread may have some offensive language in it! Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:05:24 EST List Your Accomplishments Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9430x274x21633209 What are your accomplishments? Small or large let’s share them! Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:03:28 EST List Your Long Term Goals Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9430x274x21633167 We all have long term goals for our lives, Lets list some of ours! It can be weight loss, future plans, or anything else that you want! Let’s share!! Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:02:01 EST List Your Mini Goals Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9430x274x21632956 We all have to start small and work our way up. Let’s list some of our smaller goals here! It can be any goals you want, whether its weight loss or small things you want to work one as a parent!! Thu, 8 Jan 2009 15:56:57 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x18224180 Hello I'm new to this group just wanted to say hi! <em>213</em> Thu, 4 Sep 2008 22:02:18 EST new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x14512830 I am recently seperated and devestated... trying to get everything done ...work , kids, life -what life- <BR> take care of everybody but me...anyhow . i am here and try to check i when i can . i need a new social group. hope your it! Wed, 30 Apr 2008 13:37:52 EST newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x10544899 single mom here, need support for money saving tips, trying to lose weight and look nicer. feel better. <em>192</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2007 22:28:02 EST Katch-me up !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x10493125 Hi!! I am a single mom of 3 and only two live with me but either way it goes it's a hand full. So I'd like to participate and see whats going on in this group. Sat, 8 Dec 2007 20:44:16 EST So What Do You Think.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x8236135 of the new huddle wall? I'm loving it. Not only do you get extra points for posting on it but i think it's a wonderful inspiration. Just seeing our team say hi or let's do it...really kicks the energy up... at least for me... <BR> <BR> Thanks to those that have huddled, and for those that haven't yet...come on...join us... Sat, 11 Aug 2007 10:40:20 EST Newbie From Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x274x8225699 Hi to all. I am, as you may guess, single and losing weight <em>30</em> I am a 40 yr old single mom. I have never been what one would call "skinny" it wasn't until after i got married, that i had started really putting on the weight. Long story short, it was a mentally abusive relationship, and after awhile, i started abusing myself with the foods i ate, and hoping for some comfort along the way. Well, needless to say...i am over 300 lbs now and more than ready to change. I have been a spar... Fri, 10 Aug 2007 16:24:26 EST Hello! New to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x5184861 My name is Nicole, Im 21 and I have a 7m old daughter named Kaleigh. Ive been trying to lose weight but was hoping to find some tips from other single parents, Im a stay at home mom with no exorcise equipment except my barbells and myself and cant afford a gym membership or to pay someone to babysit for me. Anyone in the same situation that has any tips? Im trying to motivate myself but sometimes its hard. I started losing weight but then fell back, but at least now Im eating a little bit bet... Fri, 2 Mar 2007 16:58:14 EST Great to see others like me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x4220702 Thank you for allowing me to join. My name is Dee and I am a single mom of 3 children. Like all of you trying to find a quiet moment to excerise is almost impossible. <BR> Now that I am working a new job I am the only one in the office most of the day so I spend my lunch break working out. <BR> Anyways, just thought I would say hi. Thu, 4 Jan 2007 14:20:58 EST Another Newbie!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x3978434 Hi All! I am a proud homeschool mom to my 8 yr old daughter Angelina.We live in Orlando FL.I joined Spark a few months back but never really got into the site,but have recently came back and made my spark page ect.I look foward to metting everyone! <BR> <em>247</em> Elizabeth Thu, 7 Dec 2006 12:29:44 EST Eating Healthy on a TIGHT budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x3409812 <em>227</em> <BR> What do you do when your budget is not necessarily tight, but nonexistant. That is why I pust the stop sign up. It is hard when you have 3 children that you mUST feed. Another hard part is, but when you need, not necessarily want the fresh fruits and veggies, as well as lean protein for yourself. What do you do? In times like these I find myself eating like crap. I feel sluggish and lack motivation at times like these. <BR> Does anyone have any suggestions? I bought... Mon, 2 Oct 2006 00:34:46 EST newbee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x2991134 Hi everyone. I am new to this site. I am a single mom of a 9 year old boy. I work full time at night from 7p to 7a. I am a registered nurse. How does everyone get and stay motivated? Thu, 27 Jul 2006 01:31:08 EST single moms Group Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x274x1805616 This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "single moms" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> single moms with children and a fixed income. Fri, 24 Mar 2006 14:42:59 EST