SparkPeople SparkNorthCarolina - The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=27875 The official team for North Carolina Sparkers. The Coolest Sparkers in the World are in North Carolina!!! SparkPeople SparkNorthCarolina - The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=27875 My determination http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x60093519 Hello, my name is Faye. I'm not new to Sparkpeople. I've tried several times and I've been unsuccessful but this time I'm determined to succeed this time and I plan on doing everything that's suggested to me in order to reach my goal. I can't say all of this happened as I've aged because I've been overweight my whole life and I'm tired of it so here I go..... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:22:30 EST Giving it another try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x59950337 Well, I had pretty much given up but then my beautiful daughter went to the doc and when she weighed in she was 201 pounds. My heart is breaking for her. She is so upset that this is her weight. Now, with that being said she is 5'7" and just a big girl (she wears a size 11 shoe). So, she will never be a light weight....but she shouldn't be 200 pounds either. So, why does what she weigh make me come back to sparkpeople? Well, she watches me I am sure. She is 14 and she sees me eating like a fr... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 09:31:21 EST starting over!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x59949930 Hello my name is Debra I have decided not to give up on my goal to change my life for the better .I lost a great amount of weight and then I was just stuck because I couldn't loose any more. Its been almost two years since I tried to get back on track. So I am feeling defeated so I decided to come back to Sparkle and get support and possible find a group or walking group in Charlotte to help me get restarted and to give me some tips on how to get back on track, and me remain accountable. I j... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 08:33:13 EST Looking for Workout/Mo tivational Buddy in Monroe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x59916168 I have fooled myself for many years that I can do this on my own; that I will "do it later" or "tomorrow". Later or tomorrow has just arrived but I find I still can't do it alone. As much as I want to be independent, I don't want to be in this exact spot in another year as I have in the past. Online friends only have gotten me so far, unfortunately. I need someone I can workout with, be motivated by, help motivate and generally be a friend to. <BR> <BR> I feel like I'm about to write a "pers... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 12:50:12 EST Happy to come back to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x59870137 Hello everyone! I am so excited about managing my weight because that means I can live a longer, healthier life. I am watching my sugar and carbs. I am 47 so I really get unmotivated at times. Sometimes I feel downright frustrated because weight loss is so difficult. I look forward to hearing from each and every one of you. Your secrets will not go unnoticed. I will also share some with others who have similar goals. We're all in this together and remember we want to swim, not sink. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:47:52 EST Returning & New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x59823827 I've been a member of Spark for awhile, but I took a break because there was just too much going on. I got a new job, moved (several times), and now things are finally settling down and I had a health scare. So now I'm picking myself back up and shaking myself. Time to get back into good habits. <BR> <BR> Some history. I've been overweight my whole life. I have PCOS. I am at my heaviest right now at 314 and I was completely shocked when I saw the scales at the doctor's office. It wa... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:01:38 EST about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x59585487 Hi, my name is Jessica and I have just joined. I have a crazy busy schedule so not eatting enough is a big problem for my goal of weight loss. I have really stepped up my exercise on some days so I hope tracking my food intake helps me progress faster. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:36:28 EST How are you strengthening your soul & well being? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x59291825 Hi Team, <BR> Seems to me as we do our best to approach a healthy lifestyle there are many areas you need to be happy in. Its great to have water intake goals, eating within calorie range with healthier choices, sticking to a exercise routine that keeps your body moving and adapting to a healthier you. Leaves me to wonder- how are you strengthening your soul and wellbeing? <BR> <BR> For me its been setting goals to do the charity 5k events, creating fleece throws I will be donating tomorrow ... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:26:22 EST Does your energy level bottom out? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x59207490 I've been dealing with over a month of my energy level totally bottoming out each day about 4 PM. Its like I hit rock bottom. <em>39</em> I reduced my stress, eat healthy small meals, drink my water, exercise 6 days a week now and I am dealing with fatigue, no appetite, joint and sometimes muscle pain despite doing stretches and yoga plus cold and heat sensitivity. I have gone to an endocrinologist in Wilmington to have my thyroid checked out and no tumor or nodules (THANK YOU) but some in... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:01:46 EST Confession http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x59099615 So I figured that this is a good of a place to come clean. To my husband he does not truly understand the struggles of me exercising and trying to eat healthier. Well last night we went to my in-law's house and my husband volunteered to pick up pizza for everyone. Really pizza. I was just going to eat a light snack until we got home to fix me something healthier but the smell go to me. I did not eat one but I ate two slices of pizza. I know we are all going to have good and bad days. After ou... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:39:50 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x59078355 Hi, I'm new to Spark, and I would like to lose about 55 pounds. I have been overweight for over 21 years. I have already lost 14 pounds in the last 3 months just by using my treadmill 5 - 6 days a week. My goal is to lose 55 more pounds by the time my daughter graduates from college next year. I could really use the support and make new friends. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:24:32 EST Time to Change for the Last Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x58888640 Hello, <BR> <BR> I am to young and smart to have my body hold me back like I allow it to. Maybe it is age or depression has set in, but usually in the past I have always found motivation to get fit, I was in the Marine Corp! Yet these days, I feel like I have let myself get so gross that I can not see the light. All my attempts this last year have failed miserably and I need support. The one thing that I know I had in the past and have lacked this last year. I want this pity and this 35 lbs ... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:29:09 EST I need help!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x58648172 Hello I am a 44 year old working wife and mother. I need to lose almost 70 pounds. I would love to have some accountability partners. Consistency is my problem. I know I can do this. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:17:57 EST newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x58480052 I want to lose 120lbs by June 2014 Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:30:56 EST Hi! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x58456823 I'm Andi. I'm a 24 year old single mom, teacher, and graduate student. I'm currently at 190.3 lbs, which is the most that I've ever weighed (except for when I was pregnant). I just got back from vacation on 7/5/14 and am excited to get started with my "clean slate." I'm a huge SparkPeople fan and have been on and off the site since I was 16 years old (lied about my age to get an account...I know, I'm bad) and I know it works. I just needed to start over with a completely new account in order ... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 12:20:40 EST Yet another newbie!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x58456578 Hi, I'm from Johnston county NC and 2 days into Spark. It's pretty neat so far, but I'm still trying to learn how to navigate everything. I have quite a bit of weight to lose, and a diabetic issue that loves to complicate everything. I like the chair exercises....I recall corresponding with Richard Simmons asking him once how many (approximate) calories he thought I would burn by modifying his workouts to a chair format and he replied that he didn't know...(but to keep it up). I think the kn... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 11:57:48 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x58449122 Okay, I'm the newbie! I have no idea what to say, but here it goes!! I decided to give this site a chance hoping to will make me stick with my goals! This isn't the first time I said "I'm going to lose weight", for years I've been saying that. But I realized that I was doing it for the wrong reasons! I was doing it for everyone else, not me! I truly believe that's why I failed every time. No more! I'm doing this for ME!! I want to be healthy and fit and enjoy life more. My goal is to lose 50-... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:25:58 EST Another newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x58431696 Hey y'all! I'm "iadopted5". Yes, I did adopt 5 children. They were 4,5 7, 14 & 16 at ages of adoption. They are now 16, 16, 18, 18 & 19. Yes, they are a big stress and blessing in my life. Being a therapeutic parent for the past 13 yrs has taken a HUGE toll on my body by way of stress, worry and secondary PTSD. I have ridden the weight loss roller coaster most of my adult life, but the past few yrs have been the hardest. I am 42 (in September) and will be married 25 yrs to the love of... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 21:21:47 EST Do you eat when stress? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x58370651 I have to go find something to do before I reach that point of eating things I shouldn't. Yesterday was a fighting day for me. I had gotten so stressed out with my granddaughter. I had to go work in the garden. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:12:39 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x58152264 I'm a second timer on Spark people. Lost my motivation the first time but I am back and ready to kick this weight loss and healthier lifestyle into gear. Nice to meet everyone. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 17:10:10 EST hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x57862009 Hi! My name is Dani, I lost 70 pounds 3 years ago with Sparkpeople and have gained back 40 in the past year due to some setbacks (collapsed lower spine, lost right kidney to cancer and then our house burned and we wound up moving to the outskirts of the city.) .. where all I do is sit... and snack... and drink sugary coffee... I need to re-lose this weight and I'm not sure how to do it with the bad back, etc. Any ideas are totally welcome =) Tue, 13 May 2014 17:49:47 EST Hiya http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x57745671 Hiya, My name is Diane and I'm back on Spark after several years of falling off the wagon. When I was active before, this group had some Meetups. Do you have those anymore? Sat, 3 May 2014 20:29:20 EST Do you garden? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x57547553 <em>376</em> Do you garden to use as an activity, save on grocery costs, and eat healthier? <BR> <BR> It doesn't have to be a big tilled plot of land to garden. Containers work for apartments & rentals. When I 1st moved to NC we rented so I used large containers for planters and grew some veggies on the deck. After we bought our home I called my father in law (the master gardener) and asked for his advice on how to make a garden plot, what to plant, and how to maintain. I've been doing it ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:24:40 EST Caribbean Cowboys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x57510698 The Caribbean Cowboys are a Jimmy Buffett tribute band from Asheville N.C. They are playing MacGrooder's in Leland Friday night. Anybody going? All the proceeds go to animal rescue and shelters Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:49:28 EST Chowder Cook off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x57467044 Is anybody going to the Chowder Cook off at Carolina Beach this Saturday? Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:09:35 EST hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x57462186 I live in Lexington, work in Denton. I started this boot camp class last week and decided if I was going to get the most out of it, I'd need to eat better too. <BR> <BR> My highest weight was 261. I lost 50lbs a couple years ago before I just got bored. Now I'm back up to 254 (well...was). I found that, for myself, if I stop eating right or exercising for a couple times, then it is harder to keep going and I just end up giving up completely. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to learn how not to use ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:54:20 EST Time to Make a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x57432740 Hello everyone! My name is Samantha and I am new to Spark people. I started this weight loss journey back in 2012, I was 210 lbs and over time I dropped down to 150 which was very close to my goal. In October of 2013 I began having some unknown heart and blood pressure problems. This forced me to stop working out, They finally put me on a medication and it has been murder of my metabolism. On top of that, I had surgery in December of 2013 and was unable to do anything for almost 8 weeks! I am... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:25:57 EST Live: Gaston County -Work: Mecklenburg County. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x57422797 Hi Everyone, <BR> I am just FED UP with FAT <BR> My name is Muhsinah. I recently had a physical and my physician informed me. I have high cholesterol and am a borderline diabetic. She gave me six months to loose the weight before medication will be prescribed. I want to eliminate animal products from my diet along with any food that work against me. I am interested in transitioning into a gluten-free vegan diet. Just a diet. I am 37 year old African American female weighing in at 295. I nee... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:55:57 EST Cinnamon Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x57325949 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am excited about this new venture. It has been a long time coming. Why is it that we spend so much of our lives (especially women) taking care of others.....our spouses, children, friends, and so little time caring for ourselves. I am 60 and finally realizing that I am just as important as all those that I love. I want to be healthy and be able to continue loving and caring (especially my grandbabies) for many more years to come. I realize that unless I take care of ... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:52:38 EST Getting Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x57206551 Good morning North Carolina Team. <BR> I have been on spark people for a while now and have been working out every day. I do need some encouragement with food. I gained about 6 pounds over the Christmas Holiday and I am struggling taking it off. I am also fighting sugar cravings. I have been very good this week, eating strawberries or grapes in lieu of the chocolate. <BR> <BR> I would love to hear how any of you how to kick the habit any tips would be very much appreciated. I am about ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:16:11 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x57198170 I am new to this community and I wanted to introduce myself,, My name is Kim and I am 45 years young and will be 46 in September of this year.. I am married and have two sons and one grandson and I have recently become concerned with my health when I found out that I was anemic a couple months back and I am currently trying to eat and do better to lose weight and in general be healthier and feel better.. I told my husband not to bring anything else in this house that is not good for us.. And ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:43:40 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x57147619 My name's Kassidy and I'm currently a college student at Sandhills Community College. I hope to make new friends on this website while accomplishing my goals. If anyone is in the Sandhills/Moore County area you guys should add me and we could meet up and get motivated together! Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:05:24 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x57102054 Hello! My name is Elisa. I have lived in NC for almost 10 years now. I am currently a student at UNC-Chapel Hill. I'm married with 2 kids. I have recently put on a significant amount of weight after a sudden year long illness. I was recently diagnosed with MS and have gotten on meds that are helping with my symptoms so I am ready to get this weight back off. I look forward to working with all of you. :) Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:39:30 EST Hope To Be Accepted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x57090357 Hi, <BR> I learned about this group through support meetings at the military hospital on Ft Bragg in North Carolina. I injured my knee and started to gain weight after doing Atkins for around 10 years successfully. Due to my physical limitations, I have had problems exercising at the level I used to do. As a result I have been going through the process of preparing to have bariatric surgery. I am looking for support and am hoping to find others that have been through the process. Thanx! Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:10:08 EST Hello!! I need advice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x57000180 I've finally decided to post! My goal is to lose 40 lbs by the end of August! I'm 19. I'm also interested in bodybuilding but not the extreme type. Does anyone have any advice for me? I also need to lose 2% body fat by the end of the month to join the National Guard! Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:53:59 EST Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56845111 I am a stay-at-home mom with two young toddlers - finally ready to make a change and get healthier! My weight has been creeping up since college and I feel like it's time to make healthy habits a priority. <BR> <BR> I hope to get to know some of you better! <BR> Kate Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:11:59 EST Ready or not, here I come!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56838340 Hello, my name is Karen. I am coming back to sparkpeople after dropping out over a year ago. I am ready to focus on ME for a change. I have lost weight using sparkpeople, but I am bad to self-sabotage and self-destruct. I will be starting councelling to help me overcome the negative cycle I find myself in. I can always use help from people who are or have been in a similar situation. My long-term goal is to lose 150 pounds. I want to do this the natural "weigh" *pun intended*. I want to avoi... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:46:49 EST Anyone in the Rowan county area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x56714594 Anyone in the Rowan county area, and like to be active? Sun, 9 Feb 2014 22:04:53 EST frances http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56713035 Im trying to lose 30 more pounds, I hope I can make alot of friends here to help me. Sun, 9 Feb 2014 20:05:45 EST hi everybody! im new in town. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56683109 Hi everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself and see what kind of pointers you guys may have for this site. I tried to find an Android app, but came up dry. I've lost about 60lbs in the last 8 months by training for and running one marathon/half marathon per month. I am only about 20lbs away from my final weight loss goal! I'll be the same weight that I was in high school. Well, I'm sitting in a meeting now so I should go back to paying attention. Bye! <BR> Jason Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:44:35 EST Hey everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56670789 I'm in my mid-50's and looking to shed about 10-12 pounds AND get stronger. I like to hike, camp and garden, and we just got a puppy with lots of energy. He's my personal trainer. I'm motivated to get in shape by all the hikes and trips I'd like to take this year. Thu, 6 Feb 2014 11:18:39 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56668614 I'm new to this site and really looking forward to staying motivated. My weight has been slowly creeping up since college (and having two babies in the last three years didn't help!) and while I have tried multiple times to do something about it, nothing has ever stuck. Now that I have two toddlers to keep up with though, I'm hoping this time will be different! <BR> <BR> My main goals in the beginning are to be really honest in my food and fitness tracking and to be involved in the online co... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 09:00:37 EST Anyone from Moore County, NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x56610623 Hi all. I am always interested in meeting all people but would love to find someone not to far away. I have been up and down in weight but right now up. Hubby had valve replacement in Nov 2013 and had to stay home in house for six-eight weeks with him and didn't exercise much and ate way to much.Now I am struggling once more to get back to a healthy weight. Hubby doing cardiac rehab in First Health Fitness Center and I joined the gym there but still having some "bad snacking habits" and I tho... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 00:47:15 EST Hi, I am new to Sparks and to this Team Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56604775 Hi, I am a new mom who is looking to lose the rest of the baby weight. After my baby was born I had dropped over 40 lbs, but seem to have hit that all dreaded plateau. I have been following the Weight Watchers program, but lately have been losing interest and am looking for something new and exciting to help motivate me again. I would like to meet others who are on the same weight loss journey as me who might need some support and encouragement too all while having fun. I wish everyone th... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 15:45:01 EST Do you use a calorie tracking device? which one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8958x27875x56566170 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm thinking to invest in one of the bodymedia, spark (from sparkpeople) or maybe the bodybit. Do you use any of these? Does it help and are they accurate? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Lacey Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:57:25 EST Hi, newbie but love this site so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56489751 I am 45 and just got out of ICU with the scare of chest pains Monday and found this site Tuesday I am out of shape badly and hope to get the motivation I need to improve on many things from eating better to exercise with the help from this site. I have already spent lots of time and learned many things from it. Thanks to any who would like to help with just the motivation part. I have a lot of work ahead of me. Thanks to my loving wife Angela and baby girl Abigail who both I love dearly and h... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:03:05 EST hi I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56489275 hi everybody I am new to this site, but really like it. My husband had found this site and it really has him and me motivated to get in shape and healthy. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:38:13 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56481652 I am in my 40's and looking to lose 40 pounds. I am doing this not just to look better but to be healthier. I have done it before but had a back injury and have been going through treatment and unable to exercise. I still have a bad back and waiting for approval from my insurance for surgery, so I am going to start off with changing diet and walking everyday. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:40:52 EST Signed on Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56384992 Hi ~ I just signed on yesterday at my daughter's suggestion ... she uses and likes the site. I live in southeast Alamance County. My first day wasn't so good, but seeing my intake in print helped me get a picture of what I do on a daily basis. Lack of motivation and energy are my challenges right now; however, having lost weight in the past, I know the energy level will improve as I loose weight and become more active. We have an exercise wii and I like it but need to push myself to use i... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:45:21 EST Moving to NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56384974 Good Morning :) <BR> <BR> Hi I'm Bobbie. I am not new to SP but returning after a long hiatus. I had great success with SP in the past and I need that again since life had knocked me down but I finally got back up and ready to get back on track. At my heaviest I weighed over 260lbs and over the course of three years I lost 112lbs. In the last year I have gained 32 of those pounds back. <BR> <BR> To get back on track I have started running again, I was up to running 25+miles a weeks but I h... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:42:58 EST Location http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x56383001 I live in Haywood country NC. I am trying to loose weight to obtain a heart transplant. <em>524</em> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:23:24 EST Hi, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56374143 I'm new to SparkPeople and to this team. After having two kids I kind of forgot about myself and staying healthy, but I realize that it's best for my kids for them to have a healthy and happy mom! Aiming to lose about 50 pounds, which is something I have never had success at! But this time I am determined to make lifestyle changes. Thanks for having me! :) Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:20:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56362400 I am new to Sparkpeople and new to the team! Getting on track in 2014!!!!! Thanks for having me as a member of your team :) Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:34:55 EST "Friend me Maybe?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56345376 I'm new here, hoping not to come across as one of those psycho "gung ho" people that fall on their face in a week. Need some bootstrap support if I do...fall on my face that is! Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:36:28 EST A BIG Hello to you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56335210 Well, as you can probably guess, I am new to this site and team. I'm not sure how often I will be in the forums, but just wanted to stop by and say hello. I am from the coast of NC. Anyone else from this part of NC? <BR> Good Luck to all of you. I wish you the best in achieving your goals. <BR> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:01:43 EST Oh hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56331227 Hey all! <BR> <BR> My name is Angela, and I am originally from South Texas. We (the hubs, dog, cat and I) are located in NC now because of the US Marine Corps. This is looking like our last year here (unless he gets a job in the state) and I am going to miss it. <BR> <BR> I joined Spark people back in 2011 when he was deployed after a suggestion from my nutritionist. I lost 15 lbs and have kept it off for 2 years. Now I am ready to hunker down and get rid of the last 27 lbs I still have s... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:40:09 EST Making it Happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56287298 Greetings Everyone, <BR> I took two classes purposely while in school, A Fit and Well Class and a Weight Training 1 class. I belonged to a gym and was needed to get in water and stretch for some chonic pain issues, I got in a bit of a funk when it started to get cold. I thought for sure I had loss some weight as I was doing a good hour and a half of lite aerobic exercise in the pool. Also I had corrected a few eating habits. However after being out of the gym for 2 months it all came back du... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 10:01:38 EST Heyy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x56024794 Hey Everyone! My name is Marie. I've been on Sparkpeople for about a month. I've been reluctant to reach out. I wanted to make sure I was on track with the food part of the site before I joined anything else. So I think I have it! This website is a great tool. Come to find out, I'm a carb-aholic! Definitely an eye-opener to see it broken down. Anyway, I look forward to participating in future events. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:33:27 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x55982500 Hello everyone! My name is Nina and I'm coming to you from Cary/Raleigh area. I just moved here last year from West Virginia searching for a new beginning and I got just that. Since moving here I've lost 50+ pounds and have had many new friends and doors for my health and life. I'm married to my high school sweet heart and we have one rotten little boy Zach. I'm not new to Sparkpeople, just trying to get the support I need from this great website. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 21:07:19 EST From Virginia borderline North Carolina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x55961025 Hi everyone, just looking to meet some new Positive, Uplifting, Inspiring people to share my Journey with and we can Motivate each other. I'm near Oxford, Roxboro, Henderson, and about an hour from Raleigh. If you're looking for a fitness buddy or just someone to converse with please feel free to message me. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:39:28 EST Tell me it works -- I've tried everything else! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x55955866 Hi! Once again working on the weight issue. I have tried so many things, but have not yet been successful at reaching and maintaining my goals. My entire family is heavy, so it definitely runs in the family. But, I am determined to overcome that trend. Help and encouragement welcomed! Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:53:25 EST Panther Fans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x55716580 Anyone else love the Carolina Panthers? We're having a great season this year, it's so fun to have a team that's winning!!! <BR> <BR> Come join the Carolina Panthers SparkTeam, we'd love to have you as a member!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=55184 </link> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:16:27 EST Hi I am new here... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x55622953 Hello everyone I am new to Spark and I am really just needing a place to go and get advice on losing weight and cooking and eating healthy. I love that I can come here and ask questions and not be judged. I am not for sure of everything that this site has to offer can you give me some advice on what you suggest I check out? <BR> <BR> Thanks in Advance, <BR> Crystal Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:12:13 EST Recently diagnosed with underactive thyroid. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x55613829 I have just recently been diagnose with underactive thyroid and ready to make some lifestyle changes and am seeking support from others that have set the some of the same goals that I have for myself Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:21:32 EST Wow! This Site is Awesome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x55574895 Good afternoon everyone! <em>41</em> Hope everyone is having a great day..... This is day four for me here. I am still a bit lost when it comes to finding things but am slowly figuring it out. The resources amaze me....they are endless and I love it! The site alone has given me some motivation but as we all know...it definitely isn't easy to drop those pounds <em>198</em> . I am looking forward to meeting you all and could use any motivation/encouragement you can send my way <em... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 14:51:48 EST Fall and time change work out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x55501064 This has been a beautiful fall weekend. I was driving to the gym and a large pile a leaves blew across the road and all over the car. It was beautiful. I walked the tobacco trial for about 90 mins yesterday. Sun, 3 Nov 2013 15:06:26 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x55406234 Hi! I'm new to the team. Born and raised in NC. Even went to school at UNC - Chapel Hill (Go Heels!). Hope that we can band together and accomplish our goals! Sat, 26 Oct 2013 21:55:39 EST Healthy Carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x55230665 Before starting my diet I always thought I ate too many carbs, but since I've started tracking my meals it tells me every day I need more carbs. Any suggestions for good carbs without much fat. I am keeping my fat ratio in about 40 gr, so I really don't want to push that higher. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone the best of luck! <BR> <BR> Charlene Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:58:18 EST Gonna get it right this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x55058201 Hello. I am a 38 year old mother of two. I have been struggling with my weight since age 19. <BR> I have been on every diet including lap band surgery. I have never been consistent or successful at weight loss despite having surgery. I have never exercised and watched my caloric intake for more than 3 months. Last year I reached my highest weight of 294 and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I have decided that I won't be defeated by obesity and the diseases that come along with it. My weig... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:10:08 EST Feeling Not so Hot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x55054427 Hello, ok, this is a little strange to me. I am not a shy person, I love audience, so Hello SparkPeople. This website was introduced to me by a friend and co-worker. I am in the mortgage banking business, mostly a desk job, but do run around quite alot. I am very active/outdoorsy type of person. <BR> After two years of battling depression and surviving a divorce, single mom, staying broke, stressed, son heroin drug addiction, I am not dead or incarcerrated, therefore, the cliche saying ... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:06:29 EST Clevelan d/Gaston County Folks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x55043444 I am looking for those members who are in Cleveland or Gaston County. I live in Cleveland County & would love to find other members who are near by. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:10:54 EST New to NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54957153 Hello everyone, my name is Amber and I just moved to NC one month ago and decided it was time to make some big changes in my life. I need to lose about 67 lbs which is about 20% of my body weight. I have allowed emotions, boredom, and too much alcohol consume my life and I left a bad environment to start again. I am hoping to find some support! I just moved to Hickory and joined a gym and have been going 5 times a week! Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:24:25 EST Growing winter veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x54927644 Does anybody have a winter garden? I'm going to try broccoli. We also have some zucchini, peppers and yellow squash going. They are about 6 weeks along. This is the first time we have tried this. Any advice? Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:59:11 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54858337 I am glad someone told me about this site. All the recipes and people you can email for encouragement is fantastic. It's only been a few days but I feel all this tracking will really help me. <em>213</em> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:53:40 EST Determined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54824096 Hello I've joined this program to try to lose at least 17 pounds. I hope it works,. Sun, 8 Sep 2013 09:18:43 EST Newbie to this team and to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54781035 Hi. I'm Wendy. I'm trying to lose weight with Hypothyroidism...TOUGH. Needing all the help I can get. Let me know you're out there :) Wed, 4 Sep 2013 15:39:59 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54765266 Hi, My name is Jennifer and this is my first time with Spark. Last year I lost 40 pounds with super strict dieting that I just can't keep up. In June I started weight watchers but that doesn't seem to be working too well so now I am trying Spark. I am 35 and I have a 5 year old and a 3 year old and I work full time as a Practice Administrator at a medical office. I am excited to begin this new journey! Tue, 3 Sep 2013 11:44:40 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54688980 I am really excited about starting Spark to help in my goals! <em>30</em> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:49:43 EST Hi everyone, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54581879 My name is Penny and I live in Kernersville, NC. I've been a single mother of 1 most of my life and now I'm a grandmother of 2. I am still single, a loner, and an emotional eater. I have to get rid of this weight before it kills me. I have over 100 pounds to lose and I want to be here to see my grandchildren grow up. I lose, hit a bump in the road and gain. Tired of this roller coaster. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:58:07 EST Just checking in.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x54543477 I hope everyone is doing well. I haven't been too active on the boards since joining, but I am taking things a day at a time. <BR> <BR> I am proud that as of today I am at or above the goal I wanted to be for myself. I can see changes I need to make, but am so glad that I have been sticking to my goals and reaching out for help when I need it. Today makes three weeks where I have been trying this new way of living and I can tell a difference already. <BR> <BR> This past week was stressful... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:58:11 EST New to this team and to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54490201 Just looking around at different boards and introducing myself. This board looks pretty active, which I need. This is all new to me. I am hoping to keep pushing forward on my goals to eat better and lose weight. I look forward to finding out more about Spark and what this team is all about. Have a good week everyone! Mon, 12 Aug 2013 05:50:07 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54483949 Hi I am new to sparkpeople and just making my way around to say hello to everyone. I am looking forward to making some new friends so that we can help eachother on our journey to new life. <BR> <BR> Erica <BR> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:17:44 EST SWEETNANA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54480699 Need help to keep up with my grand. Looking for any help to get back that energy that I once had but have lost it. Slow moving. Want to be able to chase my grandkids when they come. It's nice to be able to have fun with them when they are young and be able to look back years later on how much fun it was with them. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:49:50 EST WHICH ONE DO YOU LOVE WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x54480615 Fall. All the beautiful tree turn colors. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:43:16 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54424510 Hey all, I am beginning again for the millionth time. I am doing great this time. I am not cutting anything completely out, but using reasonable guidelines. Rather than 1/2 a cake, I manage my calories and fats to allow for a small slice. My 10 year old seems to be my personal trainer and he's kicking my butt. He has taken me on two walks today and wants to go again, but I think I am too worn out. Maybe I can convince him to help me with sit-ups or something. Hope everyone is doing well. <BR... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 20:24:43 EST Any Aggies? Forsyth Tech people? Need a buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x54412227 Hey guys, I am a student at A&T and would love to have a workout buddy. I plan to use the school rec center this fall. I am a graduate student. I also work at Forsyth Tech, so if you also work there, we could walk some if our schedules allow. Mon, 5 Aug 2013 22:11:50 EST Do you walk in the morning, afternoon, or evening? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x54404482 I was wondering what time of the day works best for you to stay consistent with an aerobic/cardio level walk? <BR> <BR> Do you stay more consistent with a early morning walk, lunch break afternoon walk, after dinner evening walk, or walking the dogs? <BR> <BR> For me my most consistent way to get mileage in is walking the dogs. On my days off from work I do my best to get an morning/afternoon walk in. <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 10:33:50 EST What do you listen to when driving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x54339661 I drive a car from 1997 so its pre-CD player and MP3 hookup, and Satellite radio era. Which means I can either dust off my collection for tape cassettes or listen to the radio. I am a radio listener for a local station that plays 80s,90s, and current music- I am not a talk show listener. <BR> What do you listen to in the car? <BR> <BR> Anyone willing besides me to playing the drums or tapping out the beat on the steering wheel or bellowing out a tune you really love. (Yes, of course my windo... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:55:38 EST Do you lean foward when you drive? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x54339478 I am making a concerted effort to be more aware of my posture when driving places after readling some articles here on SparkPeople. I am quite short so my seat is pretty far up and I tend to keep my seat back very straight so I can see better over the hood of my car <em>211</em> and I just like to sit straight up not leaned back. But I did notice I will sometimes hunch my shoulders forward and be leaning slightly forward over the wheel when I am concerned and stressed. One of my streaks g... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:44:06 EST I am new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54164261 Im Crystal I want to lose 30 pounds soon so I can feel better Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:33:19 EST Time for a Re-Boot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54067318 Hi All! My name is Whitney, and I'm back on SparkPeople looking for a reboot after close to a year of nursing a back and ankle injury. I'm getting ready to start off my "new" healthy program with 3 weeks on the Whole Living Action Plan. Anyone out there also working to lose some weight following REAL food plans?? (no 0 carb, low-fat, etc for me - I want real food, not processed or fake). Tue, 9 Jul 2013 22:41:00 EST Hi - I'm Back and Trying Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54031601 Hi all - <BR> <BR> I used to be a part of this group a few years ago. Back then, I had a lot less weight to lose and was running 25-30 miles a week, eating clean, and leading a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Fast forward to today... <BR> <BR> At a recent annual physical, I was lamenting about the symptoms of perimenopause, including the weight gain around my mid-section. My doctor said "Guess how much you weighed when you first came to see me a few years ago?" <BR> <BR> The answer? I weig... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 08:55:11 EST Rain, Rain, GO AWAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x54011233 The western part of the state has been inundated with rain pretty much every day, all day, this entire week. Today doesn't look any better. Sister and I bought new cruising bikes on Tuesday and were looking forward to getting out to see if you really do remember how to ride a bike. So far the weather has prohibited any riding. Roads and entire communities have been closed due to flooding. Starting to get cabin fever because driving is to dangerous and should only be done if an emergency.... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 11:51:59 EST Heading in the right direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x54009072 Lou Ann <BR> I am a happily married housewife of almost 4 years. I have been overweight for 30 years of my life. I feel it is time to lose the weight and get back in shape. I want to be healthy, look better, and feel the best I had in years. I know I can do it, I just need a little push in the right direction. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 08:55:50 EST Happy Fouth of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x54001147 I hope your holiday is safe & fun! <em>283</em> <em>232</em> Thu, 4 Jul 2013 13:04:49 EST Becca http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53979832 Hello, I am new to sparkpeople. I am excited about this website and hope that it will help me get started. I am 42 and I want to lose about 70 pounds. Losing weight has always been a problem in my life. I have been overweight most of my life. Recently, my husband and I have come together and made a commitment to lose the weight together. I am scared of failure. I have failed so many times before. I have been reading everything I can on this website in hopes that it will help me succeed. Tue, 2 Jul 2013 21:15:53 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53972542 Just joined SparkPeople last night, and I spent hours searching the website. What an awesome resource for free. Can't beat that! Looking forward to using the easy tracking links. I am a newly retired middle school teacher after 35 years experience. My younger sister and I share a home. We are new converts to the world of RVing. We call it "glamping" not camping. Hope to share good tips, recipes, and experiences with some fellow Heels. Hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed day. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 10:09:28 EST New To SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53925023 Hi. I'm 35 years old, have 4 children. I've been married 18 years. I got sick several years back, and it took gaining 85 pounds in a very short period of time for the doctors to finally check my thyroid. My TSH was 185. Normal range is 0.03- 3.5. I can't seem to lose the weight now. My own fault. I get very discouraged. I have no positive support from family or friends. Seems to be several negative supporters though. I let other people determine my mind set. I'm here, hoping for p... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:39:12 EST Hey all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53849540 Just joined today. TRYING to get my head straight and keep on track. I'm going through the process of getting ready for a RnY (gastric bypass) and hopefully get my surgery date soon. In the meantime, trying to lose some of this weight and 'practice' for that pre-op liquid diet (yikes!). Sat, 22 Jun 2013 22:57:54 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53829952 My name is Diana I'm 19 years old and I want to be healthy, and toned. I know I can do this and I've made the first step by signing up to this website. I'm so excited!! :) Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:57:40 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53803802 Struggling - old and need to do something for me. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:57:46 EST Newbie - sort of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53764949 Good afternoon! <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople years ago, but never really used the site - not committed I think. There is so much helpful information here - I feel a little overwhelmed. Anyway - hello to everyone and I look forward to being part of this team! <BR> <BR> - April Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:21:43 EST Back again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53763126 Started a couple years ago, dropped off, came back briefly, now I am back and my hubby is too..we are both focused and so I hope to stick around and actually share my journey as I work on losing weight and getting fit! Sun, 16 Jun 2013 10:24:28 EST Newbie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53749336 Hi, my name is Heather and I am 36 years old, I have a puppy named Leonard that gets me out of the house whether I want to or not...so that is a little help for me. <BR> About me: I live in Forsyth County. I actually had Gastric By-Pass Surgery in November 2005. <BR> It was not a huge success at first. Even following everything to a t, the first year I only lost 100lbs. Oh I guess I should tell you that when I had the surgery I weighed 386. But anyway after the first year I started gaining w... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 03:52:10 EST Good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53682663 China Grove/Landis here. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:33:56 EST coolmom83 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53674588 Greetings from Coolmom83! I am most excited about joining sparkpeople and continuing my lifelong journey toward better health, improved fitness, and excellent quality of life. I love interacting with people, spending time with my family and friends, and also want to be able to do things that I used to take for granted, such as running 5 to 8 miles a day. I have been struggling with my weight for a while and now know that hypothyroidism is the root of all evil! (While I may joke about this ... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 20:15:42 EST Grandmatammync http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53646756 Hi, I am a mother and grandmother. I have cats and dogs and sometimes foster cats/kittens when needed. I need to loose weight(or I wouldn't be on here, lol) get healthy and just feel good about myself. My daughter introduced me to this site but I don't have a clue what I'm doing. I hope to make friends as I learn. Fri, 7 Jun 2013 13:51:43 EST Hello from Swannanoa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53614430 Hi all! I'm a busy mom in Western North Carolina. I homeschool my DS (12) and DD (9) by day and sling lattes at a coffee shop by night. I love to cook and eat fresh local food but I'm really bad at planning and it seems to be my downfall every time. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you all! Wed, 5 Jun 2013 08:18:43 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53605090 I currently use another calorie tracking site and while I like it, I was curious about this one as well. This site offers a lot more helpful info and I wanted to give it a trial run and see if it will be more beneficial fpr me to use this site instead. Tue, 4 Jun 2013 15:03:27 EST ANYONE IN THE AREA NEED DEIT PARTENER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x53532996 Hello ,I live in north Carolina in the Wilmington area, was looking for a partner to help stay motivated. Drop me a line maybe we can assist <em>15</em> each other. Thu, 30 May 2013 08:48:27 EST LOUISBURG/ /HENDERSON AREA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x53484392 Giving a shout out to all Sparkpeople in the area. Hey Sun, 26 May 2013 11:13:03 EST Looking for a specific team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53452633 I am not new to Spark, but had to close out my account and now I have a new one. I'm looking for the Australian Blue Heeler, or Australan Cattle Dog team. Help!!! Thu, 23 May 2013 15:30:22 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53424252 Hello all - I'm new to Sparkpeople and this team. My name is Anne and I'm just finding my way around the site and love what I see. Need your help and motivation to do this. Tue, 21 May 2013 10:27:40 EST I'm baacckk!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53387654 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I used to be a member of SparkPeople, but I haven't logged in since the spring of 2011. I've had a lot of life changes since then. I hope you are doing well. I have lost 40 pounds within the last year, and I still need to lose about 10-15 pounds, which includes toning up my tummy and my arms. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I work a lot and am quite busy. <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> <BR> Summerlyn67 <BR> <BR> Sat, 18 May 2013 12:00:09 EST New to team-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53369713 Hello I am new to this team--I am from Asheboro NC--looking forward to meeting everyone!!! <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 16 May 2013 14:10:36 EST Hello, I am new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53360260 Hello, I need to loose 30 pounds and as a pastry chef who works with cake. It is feeling impossible. I am hoping to stay on track this time around! Eating healthy, exercising and reducing my stress is the way I need to go, any tips would be great!!! <BR> <BR> mommacake Wed, 15 May 2013 20:53:24 EST I am back. I gained some weight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53357159 Hello, <BR> <BR> I was on this team years ago. I lost alot of weight. I stopped exercising and eating right and I need to get back to doing what works. I need support and I know this is the right place. I look forward to receiving all the great advice and encouragement. Just signd up for a bootcamp with some friends. Next is eating heathier. I appreciate this team! I am glad to be back. Wed, 15 May 2013 15:18:03 EST Near Uwharrie National Forest, Buddies Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53342177 Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Lisa, I'm a 27 year old student, mother, wife, and writer. At age 17 I lost my mother to a brain aneurysm and I've steadily gone from 160lbs to 240lbs. In the last ten years I have gotten married, had two children, and put on 80+ lbs. I always wanted to be active, I always had these strange dreams about running on a cool and misty morning and the only sound I could hear was the slapping of my shoes on the pavement. But- I was never strong enough. Even when I was 1... Tue, 14 May 2013 11:37:59 EST Newbie in need of a plan I can stick to! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53324579 My name is Jeannette and I feel like I have been on the losing side of the. Weight loss battle since I. was 10. I have two children and my husband and I would like to have more but I need to get my health in order first. My boys would love for their mommy to be able to run after them and not. Be out of breath in my first 30 seconds. Mon, 13 May 2013 07:42:13 EST Hi from Rockingham County! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53297649 Hey y'all! I've tried Sparkpeople before, a few years ago, but I didn't fully use the resources and participate in groups and forums. This time around, I plan to take full advantage of the entire site. :) I'm excited to be joining a team and pushing forward to the next level of my weight loss journey. I'm friendly and open so don't be afraid to say "hi!" Keep striving for your goals! I'm a college student at UNCG and will be graduating in a year with my degree in middle grades education. Yup,... Fri, 10 May 2013 21:30:44 EST Henderso n/Oxford area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x53280695 Hi, I have started a team with the help of another sparker. We are trying to get motivated individuals who are willing to meet and walk. If you have a membership at the YMCA some of you could get together and do that. I enjoy walking pretty much any where. Please remember safety first. Never meet up with anyone unless it is in a public location. Post here if you are interested in joining & we will post information. <BR> Thanks and have a great day! <em>213</em> Thu, 9 May 2013 12:40:33 EST Anyone in Mecklenberg County Near Mooresville? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x53243042 Hi, I live in Mooresville. Mon, 6 May 2013 14:46:57 EST Anyone growing a veggie garden & what's planted? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x53220261 I was wondering if anyone else out there is growing a veggie garden to help keep healthy food choices at their fingertips and keep the food bills down? Are and what's going to be growing? <BR> <BR> <em>376</em> <BR> I am growing: <BR> roma tomatoes <BR> patio tomatoes <BR> Marigold tomatoes <BR> Green peppers <BR> chili peppers <BR> habaneros peppers <BR> bush cucumbers <BR> bush green beans <BR> cherry sweet tomatoes <BR> butter nut squash <BR> yellow summer squash (straight neck) <BR>... Sat, 4 May 2013 19:12:18 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53164507 My name is Gretchen. I'm new to the team. I'm excited about staying healthy and being all I can be for Jesus. I met my weight goal before joining SparkPeople, but I need it to maintain my weight and not go back. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:59:17 EST Coming back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53125142 Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Michelle and I was active in 2011 and I decided to come back after some devistating things that happened in my life over the past 2 years. I am very excited about getting back on track and getting to know everyone. I would appreciate any advice and motivation from everyone. Take care and good luck to everyone. :) <BR> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 08:02:23 EST Foothills Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53059033 Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Kris, and I'm new to the group! I'm from Mt Airy. I've found my way back to Sparkpeople and I'm starting my new journey to become the new, improved, and healthier version of me I've been hiding from the world! I look forward to meeting everyone! <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 22:05:41 EST miss g http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x53004056 hi, I'm miss g, a breast cancer survivor of 4 yrs, a diabetic, 51yrs old a busy mother of 4 and grandmother of 1. was also diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, now hypothyroidism and can't seem to stay motivate to lose weight. I don't like exercising. I'm kind of a loner and work rotating shifts which makes me lazy( an excuse) lol but anyway need to lose about 30 pounds also have a cyst behind my left knee and heel spurs. Kinda of messed up but never the less still want to get this weight off. Nee... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:34:50 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52999962 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Well, here I go again...dieting! I am hoping I can find the motivation I need to be successful this time. I seem to lose on "whatever" diet, but after about 20+ pounds, I get slack and before you know it, I've gained it all back! Wed, 17 Apr 2013 07:39:49 EST New and In Need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52960420 Hi everyone, I can't begin to say how happy I am to have come across this site....never knew such a thing existed free of costs. I'm hoping to lose 70 lbs by Christmas '13, dealing with type2 diabetes, slightly elevated cholesterol reading last visit and controlled high blood pressure....I feel a bit like a walking time bomb. <BR> Hoping to meet some new friends that I can be accountable to as well as those to share daily highs and lows with. <BR> Blessings ~Booo~ Sun, 14 Apr 2013 09:20:18 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52934807 hey my name is luann i am trying to lose 93lbs this is my third day doing the 1200 cal diet i am walking two hrs a day except today i am so sore and its raining thank you Jesus for the rain because i would still try to walk if it had not been raining i am not good at sticking to anything so i feel blessed that i have been able to stick to this for three days now not really hungry when i get mad or any bad emotions i tend to eat any and everything i can find i wanted to thank all the people th... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:44:05 EST Henderson/Vance County Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x52900836 Hey! I was wondering if there was anyone in the Henderson/Oxford/Vance County area? <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well. Tue, 9 Apr 2013 19:25:06 EST HELLO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52883899 I am new to the sparkpeople. Need help getting started on the right past Mon, 8 Apr 2013 15:54:47 EST Anyone from Moore County http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x52861527 Hey Everyone. Hubby and I moved to Hope Mills, NC, border of Fayetteville in July of last year. We had to make a quick decision on a four day trip last April and came up with this place we are at because my daughter and her family could move on the same floor as us which was very convenient. Son in law transferred to this area in the Army and we moved too so we could help out with grandsons while sil was deployed. <BR> Because the schools in Cumberland County are a lot less functional that w... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 01:11:54 EST Thinking of moving to NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x52852880 Hello my fellow Sparkers!!! My family is considering a move to NC, so I'm doing some research and I was hoping that some of you could help me. The first thing is that we'd love to live within an hour's drive of the ocean and in a town instead of a city. Can any of you help me figure that out? If I knew which towns are located within that range, I'd know where to request more information. Also, if any of you live within that area, what can you tell me about it? Also, if you could let me know o... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 11:17:32 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52826394 Hey! I'm Tammy just started tracking my food last week. Weight has always went up and down. However I'm tired of the way I look and is a constant battle with weight. By tracking my weight I hope to create a healther lifestyle of the way I eat and loose inches..My goal is 50 pounds..and maintain.... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:09:46 EST Checkin for Mooresville SP Walking Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x52679996 Checkin if you're interested and you will FIND the time to sacrifice to do it. I want to meet at a park or shopping center and walk together. <BR> <BR> If you want to run that's fine, but I'm 262lbs with bad knees. Run with you I will NOT be doing, but we could meet up. <BR> <BR> If there is sufficient interest, also need your suggestions and input for logistics. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:50:33 EST Hi Laurie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52646490 I am 50 and ready to get fit and healty got to many grandkids to keep up with. i lose 40 lbs a year and half ago but with back to some old habits and gained about 30 of it back. Now I want to lose it forever and make my family healthier too. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:12:06 EST Need suggestions for healthy potluck meals for wk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x52637072 Hi, <BR> As a fundraising drive in our store to raise $ for Breast Cancer Awareness through just the employees we are going to be doing bake sales and potluck meals every other week. I am looking for suggestions or maybe tried Spark Recipes that would do well for me to make and bring to the tables and still spread my "spark". <BR> Do you have any ideas? <BR> I am looking for baked goods, breads or rolls, main meals, side dishes, salads, appetizers <BR> What have you made that was a success? Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:21:06 EST The Harlem Globetrotters in Greenville! COUPON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x52627460 My boys absolutely LOVED watching The Harlem Globetrotters last year and we can't wait to see it again! I wanted to share this great coupon with you all. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing kid participation and fun to a whole new level when their 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour comes to The Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Thursday, March 28th at 7pm. <BR> Click here: http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/event/h<BR>arlem-globetrotters-williams-arena-min<BR>ges-col... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:29:27 EST Elizabeth Spencer Want to stop yo-yo dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52581079 I ran 5 miles a day and didn't eat very much for years and years then I got married and noticed some changes. Slowed down on exercise - ate more! I l lost and gained 45 pounds like 4 times over the years always gaining more back! I was depressed for several years and due to that plus meds I gained a quick 35 pounds within a few months and then I just gave up hope and kept on gaining! I am 55 and it's time to take responsibility and become a healthier person - not for looks but for good health... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:36:24 EST Need help to WIN a handicap accessible van http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x52567476 My boyfriend is a paraplegic and we are trying to win a handicap accessible van so we can let him be more active. I also have a medical condition that leaves me constantly off balance and I will need a scooter to get around to keep me active as well. <BR> <BR> We are trying to win a handicap accessible van and it is based off of votes. Would you please vote for us to win at: <link>www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com/entra<BR>nt/mike-greer-grassy-creek-nc/ </link> <BR> <BR> Please share this... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:08:56 EST Wanting a change but still a little.....scared? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52545279 Hi. My name is Kelly and I'm a fat chick. I know,I know......some people are already freaking out because I used the three-letter "f" word but I lost my hatred of the word years ago. Frankly, I would rather call myself fat than "morbidly obese." The latter suggests I'm at death's door and that's far from true. But I digress. <BR> <BR> My story in a rather large nutshell - I was an overweight kid who grew into an obese woman. My mother projected her weight issues onto me and still did ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:45:02 EST Coming out of lurkdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52535709 I've been part of SP since the beginning of the year, but I've been lurking. So I'm stepping out of the shadows to say hello! <BR> <BR> I'm having great success so far - 20 pounds lost, 31 inches, even had to buy some new clothes! The best part is I'm making lifestyle changes. I'm working out everyday and making healthy choices in what I eat. (Ah donut, you are NOT my friend! You are in fact killing me.) <BR> <BR> Losing steam though, lol. I think I can, I think I can... <BR> <BR> Shana Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:22:08 EST Starting over..ag ain..but had a Victory 1st wk ba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52485784 Starting this weight loss journey over again..Im trying to stay more focused and do this so that I can feel better! Looking forward to having some new friends to help support me. For the 1st time in a long time I feel like this time Im gonna actual do it..through my faith & strength...pressing forward.. this is my 2nd week back trying to get healthy and change my eating and I lost 9.5lbs this week..with minimal excercise..but I am doing B12/MIC shots..to help me along..anyone else doing this.... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:21:57 EST Hi, Is anyone from Moore County on here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x52478394 Hey everyone: Currently living in Cumberland County in Hope Mills/Fayetteville area but we are moving for a few reasons to Moore County in July. Mostly because school for my 7 yr old grandson has been horrific this second grade year. <BR> I am married to my best friend for 33 years, we have a grown son(31 in two weeks) and my daughter(27) mother of my two precious grandsons age 4 and 7. <BR> Hope to meet someone from Moore County who can tell me a little about the area and maybe meet up f... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:19:47 EST Greetings from Johnston County! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52296590 7 years ago I was 25 years old and weighed 330 lbs. After an amazing moment of clarity during a checkup, I decided that my life could & would be different. I began eating smaller portions, drinking water & exercising. My life, mind & body changed as I lost 160 lbs. <BR> <BR> In the past 3 years I've opened & closed a business, finished my BA in Psychology, had 3 skin removal surgeries, met & married my soulmate, moved to North Carolina from Louisiana, started a new job AND gained 10 lbs... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:09:13 EST A new Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52294559 Hello Everyone, <BR> My name is Marie and I am FLUFFY! My goal is to not be fluffy on my 40th Birthday in October. I want to live a healthy lifestyle and have more energy. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:23:19 EST Hello sparkers! Wilmingt n/Leland here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52282560 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am back again! Doing it this time! Looking to meet others in my area and in NC. I have about 100 ILbs to get rid of. If you are in the same boat and want to be buddies please let me know. :D Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:25:13 EST very hopeful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52237960 Been doing this for about. 3 weeks lost 8 lbs and hopefully more come my next weight check Sunday. I just want to be comfy in my own body Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:22:18 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x52236404 I just joined here last night, I live in Hertford County. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:52:11 EST I'm new to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52114287 Hello, my name is Debbie. I am 51 years old. I joined Feb 8th. I am excited to see what I can do here. I am hoping to loose a total of about 30lbs. I have started my goals small just to get started. There is a lot on this site to see. I sometimes get confused where to go back to after I log out then come back later. Is there an easy way to keep? I have not had my first weigh in yet. I am hoping to have lost a little. I haven't had a chance to exercise like I have wanted to but I am changing t... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:21:41 EST How Many Natives? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x52094297 I'm just curious-how many of y'all are NC natives? I am but there seem to be less of us these days! Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:08:38 EST Ft. Bragg http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52071866 Was just wondering if there was anyone in here stationed at Bragg? Sun, 10 Feb 2013 23:22:51 EST Hey Y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x52006453 Good Morning! <BR> I have been browsing the site for several weeks and finally decided to join! I'm a 56 year old woman living in NC and I have 50 lbs to lose. To this end I have joined a gym and I'm taking classes there 6 times a week. I do need support and am looking for like-minded people! I can use help with meals (that my husband will also eat!) as well as maybe pumping up my exercise routine. I look forward to meeting yall! Wed, 6 Feb 2013 11:23:17 EST This is my time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51954039 Beginning again...This time I'm making the lifestyle changes and <BR> healthy choices I am made for more..I can do this Sun, 3 Feb 2013 07:09:19 EST What Health Food Co-op is Near You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x51945969 I'm looking for leads in the Statesville-Mooresville area, as there are few organics here. The nearest Trader Joes & Whole Foods are in Charlotte; too far to drive with high gasoline while seeking employment. <BR> <BR> Please post clickable links, and your experience with them if you've had any personally. Sat, 2 Feb 2013 15:52:24 EST Statesville - Mooresville Area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51945895 Hi I'm staying in Mooresville while I look for fulltime employment. I lived in Statesville for a year, previously. I have GMP & Quality experience and if anyone can help me find someone who works at BestSweets in Mooresville, I'd be grateful. I am seeking fulltime employment and open to any opportunities . . . <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Feb 2013 15:46:40 EST Postive or Negative http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x51940013 Am feeling really positvie, on business trip last week and still lost 3 lbs. Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:02:17 EST Hello from Kings Mountain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51938315 For those of you not familiar with my hometown, it is sandwiched between Shelby, Gastonia, and Grover. It is a small town with a big city attitude lol. <BR> <BR> Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am 32 years old. Life has not been easy for me. I only recently moved back to NC after my marriage of 7 years ended badly. I battle daily to overcome the mental and emotional abuse that I endured. <BR> <BR> I have always had a weight problem. Recently, it began to impact my health in a negative way. My f... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 01:07:30 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51909387 ECU employee - 24 years, A grandma of 4, mother of 3 married. My challenge is to lose 35 to 40 pounds by my birthday which is 11/14/55 . I love to walk and work out but I have had some back problems which have slowed me down but I want give up. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:28:20 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51887583 Hi, I am Bonnie. I live in North Carolina. I am 51 years old. I have only one child, she is 22 years old and she is great. I am a widow. I have only been on this website a few days, but I have fallen in love with it!!! I haven't gotten around to using all the features, yet. It is so interesting!!!! I am very very glad I found this website. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:45:53 EST Radical Newness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51855693 Hello Everyone, My name is Mrs.Miller and I am new to Sparkpeople! I recently lost 45 pounds on a strick food plan within 4months. I Thank God for my weight lost and the food plan. As you know when you lose weight fast ...you gain it back even faster. I need to know whats next, where do I go now, how to keep the weight off without depriving myself ( very stressfull), and how often to workout. I just want living healthy (eating right & workingout) to be second nature for me. I am just ready f... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:27:17 EST new and hopeful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51849328 Hi I'm 23 will be 24 in February my son just turned a year old on the 18th......and u still have most of the 52 lbs I gained with him to lose. It seems that its been near impossible for me to be motivated and lose the weight I mostly try to avoid mirrors ....and nice clothes :( I was never the ideal weight for my height but I looked a lot better 50 lbs ago .....I just hope this helps with motivation. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:06:35 EST Greenville, NC? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x51801902 Looking for others in the area that may have the same trouble maintaining level blood sugars. Any tips that are available are appreciated. I am carefully counting carbs and have adjusted my insulin dose that appears to keep my blood sugar ranges within 10 -15 mg/dL. Others that have tight control and can share their experience would be a great help to me. I do hope that the information received will help me maintain this tight control of my blood sugars. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:55:45 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51787329 i'm just starting the sweet tooth challenge Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:52:34 EST This time I will do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51757881 Hi, I'm an over 50 teacher who has tried to lose so many times before. I lose 20-30 pounds and then gain it all back...and then some! I've been working on it again the past 9 days. I've exercised 7 of those days. I'm having trouble getting 8 glasses...heck, even 5 glasses a day in. I also would love some dinner recipes. I'm off to the treadmill now! Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:15:34 EST Anyone in Asheville? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51751584 I just started the program and have a loooong journey-- 50+ pounds... <BR> Need help and motivation and I will gladly return the same. <BR> Losing weight is always better with a buddy. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:49:15 EST Looking for my lost shape from yesteryear! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51728409 Hello to all that can feel my pain......If only there were a black pill to sink fat cell and return my girlish figure of year gone past!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:19:21 EST NEWBIES: Oops! the Spark tabs have changed!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x51724225 I just realized that I've been welcoming people by pointing them to the old tabs on the orange toolbar. The tabs are different now and I just noticed! <BR> <BR> I'm sorry if I confused newbies!!! <BR> <BR> Miller <em>24</em> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:46:03 EST I live and work in Transylvania County http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x51715454 I live in one of the most beautiful counties of NC with lots of hiking trails so I have no excuse not to be out there enjoying the best that nature has to offer in WNC. I used to hike a lot when I was younger, but got out of the habit. I want to be able to go hiking again and enjoy it. Right now, in my current health, I'm not sure I would hold out for very long. But, by mid-summer, my goal is to be able to hike some of the more moderate trials. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:07:32 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51684975 Hi all: <BR> <BR> Trying to get my New Year back on track with a resolution of losing 30 pounds. Am diligent about my food journal but at 50 I am realizing the weight is not coming off as easy as it did at 30 even with my rigid exercising, however, I am committed to my food journal, paying attention to what goes in my mouth and getting more comfortable with navigating my way aroun SP. Good luck everyone!!!! Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:26:17 EST anyone from Wake County for support? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51683086 Hi, <BR> I am a 57 year old with about 10-15 lbs, or more to lose, not a large weight loss but I have issues with sticking with things so I need support. I am also a diabetic of 51 years and some of my eating problems have to do with my low blood sugars but my doctor and I are dealing with this. I am also limited in what exercise I can do as I can't walk so I have a stationary bike and am working on doing at least something on it 4-5 days a week plus some arm work with 5 lb weights. I would l... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:21:06 EST Hi Everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51676417 Howdy!!! Just a quick note to say hi and get started on changing my life for myself and my family. I want to lose 100 pounds and feel amazing as well as look amazing. I am 43, mother of 22, 7, and 4 year old. I have 3 stepchildren also. I really want to be around to raise my little ones. I know I can do it with some dedication, motivation and education from this site. I am open to any and all ideas and suggestions. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:58:55 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51659746 I am new, so I thought I would introduce myself. I've never done anything quite like this before. Don't get me wrong, I've tried to lose weight MANY times before, but this is the first time signing up and engaging with other members. So, hello to all and I look forward to the journey! <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:15:18 EST Anyone in Spring Lake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51646996 HI! New to spark people and looking for a walking buddy? :) I have 3 kids (2 boys, 5 & 7 and a 13mo old little girl :) they're my world! Me and my Daughter have been walking (me pushing a stroller of course! haha) but it would be AWESOME to have someone to walk with! Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:19:07 EST I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51609424 Hi, like I said I am new. Short and sweet I am a surivor of verbal abuse who ate and buried her feelings. I have yo-yo dieting all my life but how have high blood and getting older. Would really like to lose and keep off the weight. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 20:01:14 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51544229 I am 57 years old and a 51 year diabetic. It's hard for me to use the food tracker as most of what we eat is made up meals so I am working on portion control and controlling my after meal snacking which I am bad at during the evening hours. Need encouragement and support to finally lose these 10-20 lbs I have regained after gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago but I can do it, making time to exercise is the hard part so I put my stationary bike in front of the television and peddle while I watc... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 20:05:33 EST hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51540259 Hey everyone, I'm Melissa...I'm a mommy...and I'm trying to get into shape now that my youngest is one. I had to buy a bridesmaid dress for a wedding in May, and although everyone had to order a size larger than they usually would due to the dress style, I was *not* happy to have to order a size 10. My wedding dress (5 years and two babies ago!) was a 4. Not cool. =p That incident was just the spur I needed to really get serious about working out again. <BR> <BR> I am so excited about this w... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 15:24:09 EST What County do you live/work in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x51539310 I live and work in Stanly County Tue, 8 Jan 2013 14:09:37 EST One Step Closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51529283 Hello All! I am excited to come back to SP after a long absence. In 2009 I was diagnosed with a medical condition called Cavernous Malformations (CM) that has altered the way I do things. CM are benign lesions in the brain and spinal cord that effects my in multiple ways: if I am awake I am light headed with dizzy spells on top of that, the left side of my body will go numb, my vision blurs, I have difficulty concentrating at times and my head looks like a bobble head. Needless to say this... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 22:50:59 EST A New Beginning Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51513037 Hi. I'm April and I've been dieting half my life. I'm a 57 yr old grandmother and retired Marine. This is the second time I've joined sparkpeople. I can lose weight I just can't keep it off. Along with retirement comes health issues that affect my activity capabilities. I have severe spinal stynosis which is currently preventing much physical exercise. I've found some exercises that may work for me but could use any suggestions. I'm not only an emotional eater but I love to cook and spend way... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 04:19:48 EST Hello everyone, Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51413370 I am a mom of 2 kids 7 & 6 I do in home daycare and I am trying to get back in shape shed a few pounds and train for my first half marathon in April! I am looking for support and encouragement!! I hope everyone has a great new years day!! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:36:00 EST Looking forward to 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51376506 Hi! After a bumby 2012 I am looking forward to a New Year! And a Brighter ME! This year I want to work on healthy eating habits, exercising daily and focusing on quality time with myself and my family. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 23:07:30 EST Here we go again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51355942 This is my third attempt at Spark People. I have tried numerous times over the years to lose weight, and the only successful time was when I was facing severe depression and divorce. <BR> I now have my depression mostly under control, and my marriage is saved. I am now enrolled full time in college, heading toward a career I have always dreamed of, and now want to get the rest of my life on track as well. <BR> I saw a commercial for weight watchers with Jessica Simpson a couple days ago, a... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:33:48 EST Here we go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51341931 I am so ready to do this! My goal is to lose back the weight I have gained over the past 2 years. I have been through many stressful situations in that time including, losing my mother, getting married, quitting my job, moving to a new town where I don't know anyone, medical issues and last but not least becoming a stepmother to two girls ages 16 and 6, besides the two grown boys and my two grown children <em>198</em> . I have been so overwhelmed with all the changes I've gotten off track... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:04:44 EST Another beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51333773 Hi everyone. I used to have an account here on SP in early 2012. I don't remember what my username was. I stopped using the site but have decided to give it another try. I have continued on the journey I started here. I have had some setbacks, but I believe I can now start my exercise plan over with a new plan of attack. Maybe this time I'll get to where I want to be. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:16:41 EST Do you get the "Winter Blues"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x51268418 I have been contending with a lot of stress since my work involves the retail business and I have been thrown into situations where I have been juggling 3 major titles with lots of responsibilities and having to have the answers for over 50 employees who all want to make demands at the same time as customers. People I work with plus my family have seen me caving in under the stress and pressure since I always demand 100% in my work ethic despite the loads put upon me. Then I come home and co... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:32:16 EST still not in the calorie range but.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51201761 knocked off a substantial amount getting closer to my goal today! Proud that I still had the guts to track it all again! Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:54:29 EST Feels like a bad time to start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x51190080 OK, so I picked this week to start and havent hit a goal yet other than fitness and tracking and water but I guess not doing any of those would be worse. It is really amazing how much trash I actually eat. I have made myself track everyday even if I didnt want to know the answer! That is my goal, to keep tracking even through the holidays when we will be eatting all the times it seems like! Suggestions how to really get started and get the calorie count to start coming down would be appreciat... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:54:53 EST First Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51185552 Hey Everyone! <BR> This is my first week on this plan. I love all the pages on this site. Need to lose 50 lbs. I can honestly say I've started this journey many times and get discouraged before I lose more than 10. Hopefully I can keep in mind that this is my lifestyle change, get off the sweets and nothing carbs that I so love. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a Merry Christmas! <BR> <BR> Darla Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:08:53 EST They said I was OBESE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51166544 Hi NC Team, I'm ready and I'm eager to lose the weight. According to my first page, if I'm dilligent and mindful, I can get to my goals in less than a year. I read a page of my medical record when I was seen by a doctor in 2008 and I was just shocked to read that back then (4 years ago) the doctor had labeled me as an OBESE patient!! What in the world would he call me now I thought? I need some help and I'm here to also help someone else if I can. <em>220</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 01:21:38 EST Learning my way around http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51165118 Just started today, OK, so I tracked and did 10 minutes exercise but was way over calorie limit so I will work on that tomorrow. How exactly do I join the SparkNorthCarolina Team, not used to all this lol Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:26:42 EST Wow!!! Im actually full... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51121745 Hi. New here. My name is Maria and I live in Leasburg, NC. Im 44 yrs old and am a lifetime dieter. Tried them all and the older i get the more weight i gain. I am hungry all the time. I am not an emotional eater, i just like to eat...alot!!! I am Italian and love my Sunday dinners with macaroni and meatballs, garlic bread piled on my plate covered in cheese and dont forget the homemade deep fried cannolis for dessert!! I snack all the time, especially at night. Chips and dips, ice cream with ... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 10:32:08 EST Newbi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51067941 Hello everyone, I am new and appreciate any help or advice to lose weight. <BR> <BR> Steph Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:58:20 EST day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51034235 Figure first day in my new house, why not make it day 1 of getting my act together and eating better and exercising more? I welcome friends/connections, etc.........for support and suggestions :-) Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:32:47 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51027023 I joined 2 days ago and have lost 3 pds already! I live on lake gaston on border of north carolina and virginia. Would like to find friends within an hour of me for motivation and support. I am a happily married mother of 2. Would prefer friends with kids, but not necessary. I am 20 min from Henderson, and an hour from Raleigh. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:14:57 EST lake norman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x51010241 Is there a group that gets together in lake Norman area? Thu, 29 Nov 2012 04:55:33 EST tired of the image i see in the mirror http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x51001218 hello everyone i am so tired of who i see in the mirror. i know that person is not who i really am. my health has really declined in the past 8 years. i have been diagnosed with lupus, fibro, can't remember what it is called, s shape spine, arthritis, diabetes, bulging disc in lower back, high blood pressure, high chol. so i really need to lose. i want to live to see my children get married and to see my grandchildren one day. i need all the support i can get. i eat when i am nervous or depre... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:34:00 EST Anyone in the Fuquay-Varina Area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50956708 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Is there anyone in the Fuquay-Varina area looking for a workout partner? I workout very early in the mornings at the gym and would like an 'accountability' partner. I also belong to the over 50 with 50-99 pounds to lose grpup. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 08:56:38 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50906527 I am very excited to join such a friendly and welcoming site. I expect to frequent the forums regularly, as I have little motivation and no will power :( I hope to change all of that by next summer. Thanks!!! Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:46:10 EST What's hiding behind your refrigerator? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x50841814 I thought the colder weather had brought in a mouse. Turns out that noise was the "Survival Skills for the Person with Diabetes" info folder I was given at the VA out-patient clinic sliding between the counter and the fridge. <em>246</em> I'll take that as a sign I need to review it again. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:24:42 EST Walking again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x50840798 It sure feels good to be walking again. This one was not my most aerobic effort b/c my 4 year old neighbor boy insisted on coming along. But it still did my heart good - looking at the world through his eyes. Drainage culverts are "awesome". There weren't any roses to stop and smell but we did have to go off the beaten path to admire a tree with really red leaves and pick one up off the ground to take home to his grandparents. The mother duck is still in the neighborhood with her babies so ... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:35:00 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x50839660 I downloaded an image for the first time in my life and created a spark profile page today and nothing blew up! <em>334</em> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:35:06 EST Yay for Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x50831126 Alright! I ate less fat and sodium today than I did yesterday! <em>104</em> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:19:52 EST Food is always on my mind. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x50821484 I'm on my second day with SP and have had a good breakfast. But here I am trying to get into shape and I feel like I spend so much time thinking about food. I guess that's a good thing. At least now I am thinking about it and not just mindlessly eating whatever is close at hand. I am assuming that, with practice, choosing the healthier things to eat will become more second nature? Hope so.Have a great SP day. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:07:08 EST My First Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x50812633 Hi! It's my first day with SP and also my errand day. I managed to talk myself out of buying cookies but mindlessly took a mini Mr. Goodbar out of the bowl on the counter while waiting for the lady at the Chamber of Commerce to get me a new highway map. <BR> <BR> I would have made my calorie count for lunch if I had left the mayonnaise off the BLT I got at the USO café. (Hungry with more errands to run before I could go home. Note to self: carry healthy snack next time.) And I am surprised a... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:35:16 EST SP Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50812538 As my name implies, I have been cancer free for 7 years come Dec. 6, 2012 and am seeking to make some lifestyle changes to make sure I stay that way. I'm in Onslow county - specifically Jacksonville, home of Camp LeJuene. This is my first time participating in this type of communication method so I hope nothing blows up when I click "post message". <em>30</em> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:24:10 EST new beginings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50749767 that's my theme right now. I just moved to North Carolina, new to spark people, looking for a new chuch, new job, new clelbrate recovery group... so alsodecided to start working on me, rather than say i'm, gonna get serious about this one day. It's today! <em>465</em> Thu, 8 Nov 2012 21:11:45 EST NOT NEW TO THIS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50707772 HI EVERYONE MY NAME IS SHEMIKA,MY USERNAMES USED TO BE BABYGIRL2413 BUT I HAD TO MAKE ANOTHER ACCOUNT. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:34:45 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50689622 I signed up for this site in 2008 and I am just now getting started! I am 30 yrs old and live in the Charlotte area! I hope to make some friends on here so that we can hold each other accountable and succeed together! Sun, 4 Nov 2012 18:06:59 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50684967 Just wanting to introduce myself on here. I'm new to this site and am looking for encouragement and support during weight loss. Would also love to make friends who I can encourage on their own journeys as well! I'm 30 years old, from Wilmington, NC and will be graduating UNCW in May 2013. My goals include being three dress sizes smaller by graduation and being able to run a 5k the following summer. <BR> <BR> Let's do this! :) Sun, 4 Nov 2012 11:25:57 EST Good Morning North Carolina! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50497210 Small town girl here.....ready to make some changes. I have about 75 lbs to lose. I usually do really well for a couple of weeks then something happens and I give up. I just got a promotion at work and want to be able to keep up with all the demands of my new job. I want to be able to play outside with my grandsons and I want to feel energized and happy. Any and all support is greatly appreciated! <em>41</em> So here goes.... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:27:25 EST 86 Year-Old Great Grandmother http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x50373093 <link>youtu.be/d_PIWQCUfEg </link> <BR> An excellent reason to be fit now, so you can still dance later <em>48</em> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 14:54:56 EST About Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50356583 My name is Lynette and I have been struggling with weight loss for years. I get on a really good diet and exercise program and then I get off of it because I get discouraged and I don't have much support. I hope this tool really helps me in my weight loss goals. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:47:26 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50355858 Hi Everyone, <BR> I'm Amanda and I'm from Greenville. I've lived here since I was 5 so it's home to me :) I began SP in January and "fell off the wagon" shortly thereafter when I had a ball fall off my steps and had to stop exercising. Well....I'mmmmm bbbaacckk and hoping this time sticks. Looking forward to being on SparkNorthCarolina Team and hopefully making some new Spark friends. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:02:52 EST NC STATE FAIR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x50342010 Anyone else headed to the fair? I am taking my son tomorrow. I am looking for suggestions to help me stay away from all the darn delicious fair food! Thu, 11 Oct 2012 09:34:36 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50217476 Where to start....LoL <BR> <BR> My name is Nicole and I'm 28 years old. I grew up in Upstate NY in a teeny tiny public school where I was one of the 4-5 heaviest girls - in school. Despite playing 2-3 sports a year from grades 7-12 I was always on the heavy side. Despite being super shy I was the girl that everyone told their problems to, I just didn't share mine in return. I was a huge tom boy and was never more than "one of the guys." The summer before my senior year I met a boy and f... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 23:43:00 EST How to find charity run information http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x50188646 I live in Rowan County. Where should I be looking to find information about charity runs and/or marathon opportunities in my area? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:02:19 EST Facebook login- can't use apps? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8958x27875x50171316 Hi. I am new to this and I opted to use facebook to create my account and login. I downloaded the diet tracker app to my droid. When I open it, I am prompted to login. I enter my facebook login information- since that is what I use to log into this site- and it doesn't work. How can I use these apps being that I used facebook to login...? Can I create a direct login without duplicating my account? If anyone can help me with this, I'd greatly appreciate it!! <BR> Best, <BR> <BR> Lisa Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:57:33 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50161913 Hello- just posting to introduce myself. I joined today... although may not have been good timing. I feel like I may be coming down with something. I have set my all my goals and started entering measurements and today's nutritional info. I think exercise will have to wait until I'm feeling a little better though. I am hoping to find support on here and maybe a few folks that I can help support as well. I am 35 yr old mother of two trying to loose about 50 lbs. Used to be trying to loose 40, ... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:46:35 EST Hi NC fellow health seekers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50047603 I am new here and am excited to embark on this journey. I am 40+ and have over 100 lbs to loose. This has been a life long struggle but I know and believe my best days are ahead of me with God and those placed in my life to bring inspiration and support. Blessings-FaithwalkNC Fri, 21 Sep 2012 22:38:01 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x50016022 I have successfully gone from 348 pounds, down to 331. It seems like I have so far to go. But I am in this to win it. My breaking point was when the doctor started ordering all these labs to find something wrong because my BMI was so high. I passes with flying colors, hemoglobin a1c normal, lipids, cholesterol etc all good. The blood pressure was marginal but the loss of the first few pounds brought it back within normal. I have decided I want my life back, and want to maintain my health. I w... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:23:31 EST Heather Horne http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49927076 Hi I'm new here and I'm just hoping to get the motivation I need to reach my goal of loosing 50lbs in a little less than 8 months. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 03:22:44 EST Busy Couch Potato determined to GET HER SEXY BACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49915132 Hey Team! My name is Tia and I am losing the battle of the bulge, and the bad guy is me! I am a total non comitter who has never exercised a day in my life! I am making it a goal to change my bad habits into good ones but i need some guidance! all of the "eat this but don't eat that" stuff is very OVERWHELMING! and it makes me want to give up from the start (and I have several times). But I am determined to GET MY SEXY BACK! I'm new to the wilson area and I need some healthy motvation and tip... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:53:29 EST Just moved from to Matthews, NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49897295 Hi, I'm Roberta or Bert. I moved from Midland, Texas in August, but was only there for 3 years. Before that I lived in Las Vegas, NV for 24 years. I am back, focused on Sparkpeople. I've been on and off for 5 years, origianlly I lost 29 lbs. Today, I was wondering/remembering why I didn't continue on that journey and kind of yo yo'd since. I remembered (for the first time) what was going on in my life starting 5 years ago and I better understand why I didn't continue to loose, and gai... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:09:33 EST Hoping this will work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49878883 I am new to Spark People. I am a little challenged on navigating any type of social web sites so it may take a while for me to learn everything Spark People has to offer. It would be wonderful to find someone in my area to tackle this with, but North Carolina is a big state! I hope to make some new friends, shed a few pounds, but most of all feel good inside and out! Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:30:24 EST Same 5 lbs......augh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49876722 Hello All, <BR> I am a newbie and hope to find the support I need here at Spark. I have been losing and gaining the same 5 lbs for the past two years and would really like to break free of my bad habits and regain my self esteem. <BR> <BR> I was once in the best shape of my life back in my late 30's and I so desperately want that feeling back!! <BR> <BR> Looking for support. <em>311</em> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:35:46 EST want my weight back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49869135 Hi, I'm Crystal and I have 3 kids. A 10 yr old son, a 4 yr old girl, and a 14 mos old girl. I have had my ups and downs with my weight ever since I had my son, I went from 120 to 200 lbs during pregnancy due to chronic hypertension pregnancy related. I lost 50 lbs the day he was born, all fluid! It took me 3 yrs to get that 150 number to budge, and I tried everything dieting, excersise, tho the excersise was a bit difficult cause everytime I would start my yoga which is something I use to lov... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:20:51 EST Hello, I'm new to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49863482 Hello. I just signed up today. Hoping to make connections to help keep me on track. I have two kids, lost 15 lbs, but still have the remaining 15 just hanging around. I love food, and love to cook!! Just trying to overcome the temptations. My husband and i have a very active lifestyle, we love sports, and my children do also! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:44:09 EST New, Here for 1 week now!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49847735 Hey All, <BR> I've been on Sparkpeople for one week now and find I really like this site. Still trying to learn all the ins and outs of it. I hope to meet and make alot of new friends, give and recieve encouragement and support!! I live in the Asheville area of NC!! Sun, 9 Sep 2012 17:48:37 EST Any town festivals happening near your area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x49825525 Hi, <BR> Well here in Richlands, NC they are having Farmers Day today downtown. I've been in the past but have heard its gone somewhat downhill with vendors currently. This has me wondering what area happenings do you have near you that sound like a good way to get outside, see the people of your community, and family fun? Sat, 8 Sep 2012 08:36:05 EST I am new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49775634 HI. I am new to spark. I was searching for an online support group for weight loss. I am trying to lose the weight , but it's just so hard. I have been exercising a lot, but I feel more hungry now than I have ever before. <em>24</em> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 01:25:54 EST Turning it Around! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49770947 Hello ya'll, <BR> My name is Michael and I am beginning my second week with Spark People. My wife and I have recently gone through a very stressful situation. Over the course of a month I dropped from 276 pounds down to 248 pounds. With the help of Spark People I plan to further my weight loss in a healthier manner for a healthier me and a healthier marriage. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 19:05:04 EST cleaned out the junk food, went grocery shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x49751143 I cleaned out the fridge, freezer and pantry of junk foods and went grocery shopping. It was refreshing but sort of frustrating. I kept looking at the foods in other people's carts with envy! <em>39</em> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 13:47:35 EST Mommy, that boy called you fat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49700539 i have been overweight since the birth of my son and have not really lost all the weight I gained when I was pregnant with him. He is now 7. At his first soccer practice of the season a few nights ago, he came over to me upset b/c a boy on the team called me fat. Wow, this really bothered me not only b/c it hurt my feelings but more b/c it hurt my son's feelings. I think this was the kick I needed to get real about losing this weight and stop talking about. So here I am! Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:02:53 EST New to SP and to NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49615258 Hi, I'm Donna. I'm 52 years old and need to lose at least 60 lbs although my cardiologist wants 95 lbs. I am a stress eater and my stress level the last year has been sky-high so I gained back 40 lbs and then some of the weight I lost 2 years ago. In the last year, I've finalized a divorce, had major surgery, nursed my fiance through rotator cuff surgery recovery, helped him through the Social Security Disability process, bought a house and moved from MD to NC. I had open heart surgery in 199... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 08:15:36 EST Hello I'm Somewhat New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49563301 Hello I’m Linda <BR> I’m a 62 year old lady with three grand’s that I haven’t seen for years. I signed up for this program earlier in the year but things went wrong; I hope to hang on this time. My goal is to lose at least 30 lbs. I was 170 lbs but now I am at 160 and I can not seem to lose anymore. With my health issues my goal is 130-125 lbs <BR> <BR> I dropped off of this site because my husband has lung cancer, thyroid cancer and had a silent heart attack. Yet with all of this goi... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:10:38 EST hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49522069 hi i am susie and i have a long way to go to reach my goal. i know it will be hard but i also know it will be worth it all. i hope i can learn how to use this sparks page and incourgage others with there goals as well as making mine. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 00:48:35 EST A New Beginning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49506675 Hi, everyone! This will be my third week using Sparkpeople, and, while I feel like I'm making some progress, I know I need some outside support. My husband is WONDERFUL, helping me find new recipes, helping me cook, cheering me on. But none of my friends are in the same boat as me, and I'm starting to get frustrated. I'm looking forward to meeting new people here and comparing notes! <BR> <BR> I'm a teacher - I teach preschool and college classes (both ends of the spectrum!), my husban... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:41:30 EST New to Sparkpeople, Felicia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49474664 Hello to everyone. I'm a new kid on the block and just starting this program. It seems to be a great place for all of my resource needs. Looking forward to meeting and making friends to help keep me in line and giving me a swift kick when I need it. I work a 12 hr. swing shift job so eating and resting properly has been a problem for me.I'm finally at home by myself...so we'll see how this goes. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:14:43 EST heavyheart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49468053 Hi to everyone!! My name is Elaine and I found this website in Women's World magazine and thought I would try it. Reading this article gave hope to me that I can lose weight. It seems that everything that I eat lately puts on the weight. I have started a journal to keep track of calories and hope to see a loss at the end of the week even if just a few pounds. Not much for exercising but I do walk with my dog at least twice a day. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:00:15 EST Hello, sparkies!! Im Ready! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49455500 hello, everyone I am so excited to finally be committed to this, I hope I can succeed any motivation or accountability buddies much appreciated!! I don't wanna fall off the wagon again :) Is there anyone who wants a "buddy" to keep eachother on track, talk about recipes and accomplishments etc on a regular basis! Im down, if you are feel free to send me a message!! Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:19:06 EST hello newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49447676 Hello everyone joined the site last night. found alot of great stuff on here. 43 year old female i have about 130 lbs to loose. but my first goal is to loose 60lbs. been trying for a long time to get this weight off , i believe this site really has some great tools that can help me along the way. glad i found it.hoping to make some great friends along the way.! could use all the encouragement i can get. would love to be there for support for others as well.Have a blessed day <BR> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:47:34 EST Looking for a life change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49438426 Hey everyone, I am new to Spark. I am a 36 year old mother of two beautiful girls, ages 5 and 9 months. I have gained and lost weight several times over my lifetime. This time, I have gained about 50 pounds over the past year and a half. I never thought I would be back in the 200's, but I somehow crept up to 212. I realize that in order for my family to be healthy, I have to make positive choices. My family can't eat healthy foods if I don't buy them -- it starts with me! I would love ... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:18:25 EST I'm Lynn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49434560 Hi Everyone, I live in Raleigh and I made a huge decision to redefine my life, it wasn't a new years resolution but rather a result of a fall that badly injured my ankle. I decided that at 51 I couldn't go on with the possibility of getting injured again so I joined the Wellness Center and I have been going there and working on my PT at first there. Now I am going for full body workouts. I have 50 some pounds I want to loose. I have also changed my diet completely to organic (as much as ab... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 06:57:54 EST Newbie looking to lose weight & get healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49430622 Hi. I'm Jeanette and I'm exicited to start my journey to get back in shape. I wish everyone much success and I'm happy to start this journey with you all !! Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:12:50 EST Learning to Live... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49426063 Hello, I am new to posting to message boards. I am trying to learn to live life to the fullest. In this tone, I am trying to live healthier. I am going to lose at least 90 pounds. This will provide me with better health, longer life. and the energy to play with my future grandchildren. I hope to find a great supportive network here. I have suffered 2 strokes in 2012. They were both mild but eye openers. I quit smoking after 25+ years of the habit. I was also recovering from my last stroke at ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:57:18 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49412296 Hi, my name is Heather and my husband and myself are relocating to Southport, NC next week! I'm so excited to be heading back to the carolinas! I'm originally from Charleston, SC. I am new to sparkpeople so hopefully I can get a really great start after our big move! Sat, 11 Aug 2012 15:31:32 EST Hi Sparkies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49365281 Hello sparkpeople. I'm Michelle, back here for a repeat visit after a long hiatus. I've discovered (through trial and error, unfortunately) that I need a community or at least a buddy to help me stay on track and reach my fitness goals. <BR> <BR> I'm following a slooow (les than 1lb/week) weight loss plan, and I want to incorporate running and strength training. I absolutely hate strength training, but I know it'll help me reach all my other fitness goals, so I will grudgingly add it to ... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 11:06:41 EST Just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49342105 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I live in Pittsboro, NC and I'm here to lose 44 pounds. I think that's right. Sounds like a lot. Anyway, I'm just getting started. So far, I've logged in my own diet choices. It takes a little while so tips on how to make that faster are appreciated. It's also hard to estimate calories when you've made something yourself. I hope I don't get behind on the tracking. I did the stationary bike today for 30 mins. and burned 145 calories. I've hurt my foot so I can't put too... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 22:44:12 EST Hello everyone, I'm Chelsie, and I would like to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49335672 lose 30 pounds. My original goal was 40, and I've lost 10 by simply altering my diet. So I suppose I'm well on my way. <BR> <BR> I have question though. <BR> Does anyone else have ankle pain while simply walking on a treadmill? <BR> If so, how do you cope/get rid of it? <BR> <BR> Its really hindering me and I can't seem to fix it. <BR> <BR> Thank you and good luck with all of your goals ^____^ Mon, 6 Aug 2012 14:51:28 EST I'm back in NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49331587 Hi! I lived in NC from 1999-2006. I just moved back here last Tuesday. I have been a Spark member for a while but wanted to join SparkNorthCarolina in hopes of receiving some local motivation to help keep me on track. <em>381</em> Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:15:14 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49294617 I am 48, female from NC. I am trying to lose 100lbs one step at a time. I have a bad heart an gout so sometimes just walking can be a chore. But i am here an i will continue on my journey. Fri, 3 Aug 2012 18:30:27 EST Hello from Gaston County http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49276567 My name is Dan and thanks to my wonderful wife I have found this website. I am a Medic with Mecklenburg county. My goal is to be a more active partner and a better family man. I have been able to keep off 50 pounds but hopefully with sparkpeople I will be able to push through my barrier. <BR> <BR> So here goes nothing :-) Thu, 2 Aug 2012 15:04:44 EST Here I go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49272637 I have been a on again, off again member for a few years. I am starting again. I wanted to introduce myself. Hi Team! Thu, 2 Aug 2012 10:33:38 EST Starting Fresh!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49258605 Just had my first child and I'm so excited for the road that is ahead of us but i so need to get back in shape for my little handsome man!! Wed, 1 Aug 2012 13:19:25 EST Hi Yall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49225733 Just started here! I am a married, obese woman that is on a life change mission to lose 100 lbs. I am 38 lbs in and am pushing forward using Turbo Jam and Weight Watchers. I hope everyone here has a super duper day! Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:59:27 EST Trying something new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49215815 Hello everyone! My name is Samantha and I am 23 years old. I am a vegetarian and I am a paramedic. I work A LOT. I work something called a 24/48. I work for 24 hours straight and have 48 hours off. It makes for a lot of bored eating and days where I can't exercise. I grab a lot of carb food because it's fast. I have put on a lot of weight and I am unhappy. I have started p90x and trying to eat less carbs and better portion control to lose some weight. My boyfriend and I are both trying to los... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 22:02:04 EST Hello everyone I am new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49210909 Hi everyone I am new to this site. Very excited to have joined and reach my goals. I am also excited to meet alot of new friends and become part of a very supportive group. Sun, 29 Jul 2012 15:49:19 EST Let's try this again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49193578 Hello, <BR> <BR> I signed up for sparkpeople a few months ago, and am just getting started today. <BR> <BR> I have tried and succeeded and failed at several diet plans over the last 10 years. I am tired of fluctuating weight and feeling bad about myself. <BR> <BR> I am ready to lose the weight for good, as well as get in shape. I am a wife of 16 years, and a swim mom to an 11 year old daughter. I am currently on the go a lot running her to daily practices and multiple swim meets. I wor... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:42:48 EST First day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49167900 Hello! I am just starting to use the website and am excited to join others out there getting healthy! I am originally from Texas and would love to make friends here who are where I am in life. I'm going to drop seventy pounds by my 26th birthday in February! Good to meet you all. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:53:04 EST Hi everyone, new to SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49162921 Hi, I am new here and just wanted to introduce myself. My husband and I live just north of theCharlotte area. I am joining SP because I want to get healthy. I am going through menopause and seem to put on weight just looking at food. lol I am looking for friends and motivators. Am so excited to be here, on this journey with all of you. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 08:15:27 EST time to stop the madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49154978 After about a year of being injured and feeling sorry for myself and allowing me to gain about 50 pounds, I went to weight watchers tonight. Tomorrow I'm starting my journey again but this time its for ME! Failure is not an option!!!! Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:59:33 EST Restarting after several years http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49145701 So I did Sparkpeople before it was sparkpeople! I lost a lot of weight and then stopped using it. Well, then I gained that weight as well as a few extra so here I am back again to try and drop around 40 pounds. I have gained and lost this 40 pounds several times over the last 20 years. The last few times I lost it I lost it the right way, eating less moving more. Somehow it always comes back. Go figure! Wed, 25 Jul 2012 07:53:43 EST Hi I am a newbie. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49134155 Hi . My name is Zee. I hope to find support and I hope to give support and be a friend to anyone that reaches out. I've made a commitment and I am going to see it through. I would like to lose 60 LBS. The weight is ruining my health, my relationships and basically my life. I never used to be heavy. It has been is the past 10 year and due to stress and depression and life changes.. I would say that I am an emotional eater. I am a 58 year old female and the weight won't budge. I need a... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:33:47 EST Hey NC - newbie in Denver/Lake Norman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49118321 Hi NC people - I just joined Sparkpeople today. I'm trying to figure it all out (looks pretty intuitive). I just wanted to say HI & I look forward to learning, getting motivated, getting RE-motivated with y'all. Anyone in Denver/Lake Norman area? Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:48:15 EST Weightloss has stopped http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49096636 Anyone know how to get the weightloss plateau to end? I have lost 9 pounds, have my calories less than 1500, have carbs less than 100 a day but for days the meter is stuck. Any ideas? <em>192</em> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 08:41:56 EST LOOKING TO MAKE FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x49006668 HI, MY NAME IS APRIL. I AM A 33 YR. OLD MOTHER TO A WONDERFUL 12YR OLD DAUGHTER. I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT BECAUSE I WANT O BE HEALTHY FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY. THERE ARE THINGS IN LIFE I AM MISSING OUT ON. I AM LOOKING TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS TO HELP ME THROUGH THIS JOURNY. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:17:28 EST 70-yrs-young-female-Over rweight-&-Underexercised http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48994464 I am so aggravated with myself. I KNOW I need to lose 20 pounds and get in shape, but I go and eat a snack until the mood passes! I am DESPERATE for help, motivation, encouragement, and/or a kick in the butt. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 14:32:23 EST The new guy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48978880 Hello everyone. My name is Rob. I am 37 and married for 9 yrs now with a beuatiful 2 yr old daughter. I need to lose about 50 pds. and to lower my cholesteral. I have never used any of these kind of sights before so any and all help is welcomed. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:26:48 EST Supporting my wife and doing some good for myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48950792 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to intorduce myself and thank everyone who has already welcomed me to this site. My main objective for starting with Spark People is that my wife has just enrolled in Weight Watchers and I can support her in tracking her points as I am tracking my calories. Even the short time I have been on here has produced noticable motivation in my wife. <BR> I also joined because I finally got sick of not having a "beach body" even though I am a Marine and... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:01:18 EST New to Sparks! Wilmington, NC Need Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48940263 My name is Tiffany. I live in Wilmington, NC. My goal is to lose 20lbs. I lost 20lbs about a year ago, through boot camp and encouraging friends. Now I am trying to prove to myself I can do it once again and keep it off. So if there is anyone from my area let me know. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:44:08 EST 50+with alot to lose!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48937502 Hi everyone my name is Linda and I'm from Tuckasegee NC..... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:57:49 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48917088 Hello Everyone, I live in WNC and would like to chat with other Carolinans for motivation to help me shed pounds and get my glucose under control. I am pre diabetes and am determined to change that if at all possible. I hope to hear from you in the coming days. Hope everyone has good day! Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:00:24 EST 50+ and Ready to Lose! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48888074 I am a 50+ soon to be grandmother and ready to lose weight to get healthy. Any tips or suggestions to help me reach my goal would be appreciated. Sun, 8 Jul 2012 18:16:54 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48842560 Hello, <BR> My name is Roberta Gabriel and I am a wife, mom and grandmother who resides in the state of North Carolina. I originally hail from Pittsburgh, PA and I discovered Sparks because of my friend, Sue, whom I volunteer with at Iredell Christian Ministries. I enjoy meeting people. singing, reading, cooking, acting, and bowling to name a few things and I really love spending time with my family and the grandchildren as well as spending time with my church family. I have a passion concern... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 17:12:15 EST vivian58 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48840087 Hi, My name is Vivian, I am 50+, with a behind the desk job. I am overweight, diabetic and have hight blood pressure. I need to get better control of my weight in order to manage my diabeties <BR> <BR> I love to read, work in the yard (some) and all kinds of craft projects. <BR> <BR> looking for a workable diet with moderate water excercise. Thu, 5 Jul 2012 13:35:27 EST New Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48758477 Just want to say Hi to everyone.I was on here a couple of years ago, but now trying to get back on track! Have a great day! Sat, 30 Jun 2012 07:33:02 EST Phone app http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x48711694 Hi! Does anyone know if Sparkpeople as a phone app? <BR> Would be so much better than tracking on my laptop! <BR> I quit tracking as it just takes to long for everything to load. ugh Then a friend told about a app that I love, but it not Sparkpeople, but does all th same tracking that that SP does! <BR> And if they do, could you point me the link! <BR> Thanks and MooHoo! Wed, 27 Jun 2012 05:34:10 EST anyone here from wilson/nash county area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27875x48706034 Hey everyone. I live in the wilson/ nash county. Is anyone else from that area Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:12:49 EST Hi, I'm Jenna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48700197 Hi everyone, Today is my very first day on sparkpeople, and I guess I'm getting the hang of it somewhat. I'm new to North Carolina also, I've only been here a month. I would love to find some work out partner(s) in my area of Lexington or even just some people online to hold me accountable would be great. I guess you could say I'm a fitness junkie who keeps falling off the wagon. I love working out and the enegry and physical results I get from working out. The last year I kind of let myself... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:42:12 EST Just call me Rie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48699121 My name is Marie and I live in Winston-Salem, NC. I've been on this weight loss journey for a couple years now, but I still have a long way to go. In those 2 years I had a baby and things got sidetracked. <BR> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:33:32 EST Hi, my name is Brenda. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48687722 I decided to get myself in better health. I recently went for a physical (had not been in YEARS) and my doctor told me that many of my minor health problems could be fixed by loosing some weight. He suggested I "Google" an 1800 calorie diet. While looking for that and a way to count calories,I found this site. I already feel encouraged and I've just joined. Feeling very positive about this working for me. Glad I found you!! Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:52:54 EST My name is Nathan Robinson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48645732 I am here to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to keep my body at its best. I'm 19 and going into the army and me and my girlfriend have a competition going on for a trip paid for by the other. lol i want to win. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:25:54 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48574412 Hi. I'm Amy. I've been trying to lose weight for a while now with minimal success. I was introduced to this website by my Aunt and I thought I would give it a go. I have had a lot of issues with over eating and eating sugary foods. I work in fast food and it makes it even worse to stay on track. I'm hoping to stick to my plan and goals, not eat as much greasy food and lean more to salads. I want my 1 year old to have a happy, healthy mommy. Motivation is key (which I lose often). I want to be... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:05:13 EST Good Morning!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48548826 I'm Louanna from Pasquotank county. I'm off to Mill pond to walk and enjoy this great day. Ya'll have a healthy and good day. i look forward to getting to you all.. <em>247</em> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 09:20:59 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48524184 Hello everyone. My name is Carole, recently married, moved to Rocky Point, North Carolina 2 months ago and loving it here. Strayed away from healthy eating and exercising for a few months and gained a few pounds. Didn't lose hope though. I'm changing my eating habit for the better and back to working out again. I believe this team will be a great help in keeping me motivated. Hope I can be of some inspiration to this team as well. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:32:37 EST Hi My name is Stephanie!!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48477471 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Stephanie Phillips, I live in the High Point/Thomasville area. I am looking for some motivation. I used to be 315lbs and in the past 2 years I have lost 100 lbs but I feel like I'm losing interest in being fit. I was working with a personal trainer but because of my work schedule I just couldn't continue. Now I feel like I am ready to start working out and eating healthy again but I just can;t get motivated. If there is someone in my area that needs ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:56:11 EST Glad To Be Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48412942 Hello all. Just thought I'd take a moment to introduce myself and try to be social. I'm Zay and I'm new to Sparkpeople and Team NC. I was born in NY but I've lived here (close to the Greensboro area) for years now. My primary goal is to get back to a healthy weight and keep it that way. Simple enough, no? Glad to be here and a part of this team. Good luck with everyone's goals and congrats to those of you who have already reached them! Namaste. Thu, 7 Jun 2012 06:55:57 EST Hello! New to team and new to area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48409432 My husband and I just moved here from Colorado 3 weeks ago and I am looking to regain a healthy lifestyle! Wed, 6 Jun 2012 22:18:41 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48408037 Hello everyone! My name is Nina and I'm coming to you from North Carolina. This is my third attempt with Sparkpeople I've had great success before with this site, but life got crazy and I wasn't able to stick with it. Now I'm starting to focus on my health and my husband is my new workout partner. Wed, 6 Jun 2012 20:39:44 EST Hi all, I'm a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48388770 Hoping after many attempts to lose weight and keep it off permanently, this will be the one that works. I already have questions about entering calorie amounts that differ from the ones I'm finding here. Would love to meet other grandmothers my age or close. I'm 63, have 5 grandchildren and just want very much to live a healthier life style. <BR> I live in western NC! Tue, 5 Jun 2012 15:22:26 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48377721 Hi all. my name is tonya. I am 26 yrs old. Mother of 4 and been married to my husband for almost 3 yrs. Wanting to feel better about myself and I know the first step in doing that is dealing with my health. I want to lose some weight and be healthier so I become a more active person in my families life. Mon, 4 Jun 2012 22:26:33 EST starting over for i lost count time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48353391 i'm starting over again. shame shame shame i feel. but here I go. ate eggs, whole wheat bread, water, then family went for a walk. i'm going to spend some time, looking up ways to keep myself on track. would like to find some accountability but with those that are going through same thing. :) Sun, 3 Jun 2012 11:38:56 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48332736 My name is Jessy and I am looking forward to being a part of this group. I am 27 with four children of the ages 20 months to 8 yrs. 2 girls and 2 boys. I live in Dunn, North Carolina. I know that being with a group in NC it will help keep myself more accountable. You know, it is a lot easier when there are people that live not TOO far away from where you live that you think you will be held more accountable, cuz "hey, there in this state." :) <BR> <BR> Anway, when I started my weight ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 21:39:26 EST Hi I am April Bean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48319564 Hello my name is April Bean. I am 26 years and I have 3 children and a wonderful husband. I am also in college as a full time student as well as a full time mom. I way more then I did when I gave birth to my oldest child. That scares me in more ways then one. So I am hoping that I can get myself on track with this plan. I was also recently in my first car accident and I am still dealing with the pain and suffering from that horrible situation. But with God's help I can do anything that I set... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 00:43:35 EST Beryl? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8959x27875x48258644 I was just sitting here drinking my morning coffee and thinking about the new storm. I hope everyone over on the coast is ok and that the storm passes without causing any major damage. All we have on this side (foothills) right now are some clouds and a little more humidty. <BR> <BR> Make sure to let us know that you are safe and sound when it is all over. Mon, 28 May 2012 07:09:52 EST Howdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48164911 I have been on SP a while and got down pretty good a year ago and made a respectable attempt at a marathon. But then I let myself slide back to where I am now. I have started back with the diet and exercise. I am very busy between work and taking college courses, but do have mornings free. I want to get out of the gym and into the parks around Raleigh for my walking. I am around a 12 minute mile and would love to connect with others in the triangle to walk together. Mon, 21 May 2012 10:05:48 EST Hello, I'm Linda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48154381 Hello, I'm Linda. I live in Monroe, in Union County (that's southeast of Charlotte). I've been using the SP site for about two weeks now and I love it! I'm 56 and I would like to lose anywhere from 70 to 100 pounds--I'm not sure which one is the most realistic goal and I won't know until I get there. I've been walking every day. I love the nutrition tracker. It was really eye opening to see just how unbalanced my eating habit were! My goal is is maintain a healthy lifestyle. Sun, 20 May 2012 15:50:21 EST Hey All :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27875x48146840 Hi <BR> <BR> I am Holly, 22 years old and from Asheboro in Randolph County. I have 90 lbs that I would like to lose. I just started on Monday of this week. So today marks my 6th day :) Almost a week and I am so excited. I have been to the gym everyday except today. I have been watching my intake and trying to stay as healthy as I can. I am ready to start this new lifestyle and to overall just be happier with myself and the way I look and feel. I am looking forward to sharing this journey wit... Sat, 19 May 2012 23:45:40 EST