SparkPeople Spark California - The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=27971 Welcome to the Official California State Team!! Join other California residents in our efforts to lead a healthier and fit lifestyle! Moving more and eating smarter... SparkPeople Spark California - The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=27971 Really Nervous! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x59031931 Hi I am 25, my weight has been going up and down since I was teenager. I was diagnosed at 4 with polyaryicular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and when I was 13 I was put on prednisone and that's when I started putting on weight. I had a baby 10 months ago and was at my highest 289, I am currently down to 265 and I am stuck. I can't bring myself to get up and go in the morning. And eating healthy has always been a challenge for me. I don't know where to begin with motivating myself, sorry for t... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:26:06 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x58644285 I just signed up yesterday. I have 110 pounds to lose and I am going to do it 50 pounds at a time goal wise. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:10:43 EST I have returned-Shouldn't have left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x58457971 I have returned to SparkPeople because I have enjoyed it and it worked-when I put in the required motivational umph. My motivation tends to come and go. At the moment I am hoping that THIS time things will really stick and that in a year I will still be here and be living a healthy life at a good weight. <BR> <BR> I keep trying to "like" exercising. So far my recumbant bicycle and Total Gym are the two pieces of equipment I keep returning to. Walking used to be enjoyable, but frankly, my... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:26:17 EST Watch live streaming Macy 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x58430632 <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> .Watch 4th of July Spectacular live: <BR> <BR> NBC celebrates the nation's birthday with all-star performances by Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert and Lionel Richie on the live broadcast of the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular." <BR> <BR> Hosted by "America's Got Talent's" Nick Cannon, the show will air Friday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with an encore presentation at 10 p.m. highlighting the sec... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 18:09:56 EST I am new here, and here are my "excuses"... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x58429923 Hello, I have been using this site to help with my health for about a month now. I did not lose a lot of weight but I think what I’m doing so far is better than nothing. :) <BR> <BR> I used a competitor’s site for about 2 years, and lost 45 pounds in total. I was very proud of myself and very happy about the results. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, because of different circumstances, and a lack of motivation, I regained 30 pounds pretty quickly. I still have some of the benefits of fitness that I... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 16:28:45 EST New to Sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x58424542 Hey guys! <BR> My name is Elizabeth and I joined SparkPeople as a way to document my weight loss journey. My weight has yo-yo'd for so long throughout my life but I am determined to shed the extra weight and keep it off this time. I'm 23 years young and am originally from the San Francisco bay area. I am moving to Southern California in a few months to attend UCSB and pursue my Bachelor's in Psychology. With everything going on right now, I just want to focus on things that make my happy and ... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 04:44:50 EST for real this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x58419282 i love my motivation and metabolism and ambition in the last few years. i dont know who i am when i look in the mirror. i cannot participate in physical activities like i used to. at 36, i am still quite young. i am tired of making excuses, i am tired of laughing it off. i feel serious this time, i feel strong. <BR> I know hat i want and there is no reason why i cannot achieve it. the only things in my way is me. this is the start of my journey. this is my beginning. <BR> yes, again. yes, f... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 14:32:11 EST IE, Riverside, Moreno Valley, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18639x27971x58327311 Hey everyone!! I wanted to gather a group of people to go hiking together to Mt Rubidoux! I think it would be great to get to meet all the cool peeps that are in this together :) and share the same goal with me: health, better life and make every second count on our weight loss journey!! Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:08:20 EST Hello Everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x58327224 Hello Fellow Sparkles!! My name is Zuleika (zoo_leigh_ka) but all my friends call me Suli(zoo_lee). I live in SoCal and totally love it. Ive been married for 9 years and have 2 wonderful kids.. a 12yr old boy and a 8yr old girl. I have tried starting my weightloss so many times and I have failed. Being a veteran its really hard to not feel guilty as how I look now and how fit I was when I was serving. I needed a real motivation and finally I have it. My sister is getting married in August a... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:57:40 EST Dylan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x58145638 Well after a long hiatus and a few cheeseburgers in between. I "manned up" for my first day back in the gym. I said I was going to take it easy, but I just kept going oddly enough after loathing the thought for several weeks. I was afraid that I am facing the miserable fact of my real condition. So I have 52 pounds to lose in 6 mo. Lofty? Maybe, but I want to say I tried anyway. I am very determined and I have a trainer that is very motivating. Wish you all well on reaching your goals this ye... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 01:38:02 EST hi I am really happy to have found this site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x58144906 hi I am A fifty something young women very fit but still haven;t reached my goal , I am going to do it <BR> so help to inspire me and i will do the same Sat, 7 Jun 2014 23:23:48 EST Bay Area Gal - Brand New Sparker... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x58045848 Hi all, <BR> My name is Julie, many people call me Skyye tho so either is fine. I am trying hard to get my eating under control, so I turned to Sparkpeople to help. I am a big girl, and want to lose weight, but my problem isn't from overeating, but from under eating. Starvation mode is hard to get out of, especially when my body is telling me that I am not hungry, and food is a bad idea. I have managed around 1300 calories a day for a couple days now tho so yay me! I am a social person, ... Fri, 30 May 2014 02:34:01 EST Hey My name is holly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x57963357 Hi I am holly. I am looking to lose 50 pounds this year. I joined because having motivational support from people is the best way for me to succeed. Hopefully I meet some people. Can't wait to start this journey. Thu, 22 May 2014 14:29:54 EST Healthy Chick is in the house! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x57945124 Hey everybody! So excited to be here! Feeling super motivated ... Tue, 20 May 2014 23:55:16 EST Coming home to California! Any San Diego Sparkers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x57922057 Hi Folks, <BR> <BR> I've been with SparkPeople since late Dec. 2013. I lost 37 lbs before I joined, and since then have lost 31 more for a total of 68. My initial goal is to lose 75 total. <BR> <BR> My husband and I are moving to San Diego in 2 weeks - we will be in our new place in the North Park neighborhood by around June 7. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else on this board live nearby? Love to meet up sometime - maybe for a walk or an iced tea.... give me a shout out. <BR> <BR> Cheers, Sorc... Mon, 19 May 2014 06:44:37 EST New around here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x57878023 Hi everyone! i just joined SP and am looking to build a support system to help me reach my goals. Feel free to check out my page and friend me so we can support each other! <BR> <BR> I'm 32 years old and looking to lose 30lbs! Thu, 15 May 2014 00:49:34 EST Hi There http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x57730484 I'm new here. I'm Emily, a 30 something mom with 2 boys. They are 9 and 1. And so busy. I have used the excuse that I'm too busy taking care of everyone else and everything else to take care of myself. And I'm not going to do that anymore. I love to quilt. It's not a very get up and moving hobby. lol. Fri, 2 May 2014 12:36:19 EST Found the Blogs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x57709622 Go to the community page and look under "Featured Blog Posts From Members." Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:17:07 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x57550329 I just signed up for spark people to help me drop 32lbs. I'm always looking for support and to support people on their healthy journey so feel free to add me as a friend so we can reach our goals together! Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:31:58 EST New to SP & looking for support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x57414723 Hello everyone! I recently joined SparkPeople and am looking forward to accomplishing my goals with the help of this site! <BR> <BR> I'm Lori, a 31 year old female who's on her journey to lose 31lbs this year. I'd love to get to know some people with like minded goals! Sun, 6 Apr 2014 23:06:13 EST Rose Lutton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x57399529 Hi just started using sparkspeople. I live in Big Bear Ca. I have 120 pounds to loose. I was on insulin for a year and my doctor realize how much I gained in a year and took me off the insulin. I do exercise 5 days doing cardio classes. I do have a question because I am confused. When went into sparkspeople in the interent I decided to sign up my calorie goal was 1200 to 1400 which is correct. However when I downloaded the app on my iPhone 5 and iPad it stated my calories should be 1400- 17... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:22:44 EST on my way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x57352319 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm excited to be here starting my life of right eating and weight loss. <BR> Can't wait to fit back into my smaller size jeans. <BR> I hope to lose between 40 to 80 pounds. <BR> So here's to me and all of us on our road to healthy. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 23:53:58 EST 54tiggersue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x57176812 New today. Did ok so far! Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:46:07 EST Melissa for Workouts and Diets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x57080940 Hello! Looking for a virtual workout buddy. Someone who won't let me take a rest day just because.... <BR> My main goal is to continue working out, rather than just rushing to get fit for events. Right now I'm doing well, but I don't want to stop just because I reach my goal weight. I always do that. My workout goals are to run/jog, 6 times a week, 12-18 miles. I try to do the Spartacus workout 3 times a week, and do a dedicated Ab and lower back workout twice a week in addition. When ... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:26:34 EST Just getting started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56964602 General rule of thumb, when what you have been doing just isn't working, then you probably ought to try something different! What I have been currently doing just isn't working for getting the weight back off. I say back off, because I had lost 150 lbs after bariatric surgery. I still to this day am so thankful that I took that route as I am not certain that I would have been able to get to where I am even now. Over this last couple of years we made huge changes, moving from Oregon to Sou... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 16:54:43 EST First Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56956094 Hi! Today was my first day of tracking everything on sparkpeople. So far I'm in love. I do need to make some friends so friend me, help me, give advice, share your success please!!! This is the first time I have been open about my weight and goals to anyone.... kind of scary but I think it is just the push I need:) Oh, and how does everyone do that tracking thing at the bottom of their comments? Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:04:40 EST What Made You Smile Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x56930850 The weather man said it would rain and it is for the next 3-4 days. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 02:52:55 EST New to this world http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56926666 Hi my name is Margaret and I am and want to be a healthy California girl and I am very happy to be with all of you. But I am new at all of this and trying to catch up need your help hello Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:36:40 EST hi im new to program. my name is pekaana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56923021 Hi my name is pekaana. Im new to this. I have 30 pounds to loose. Im so ready to shed this weight. I could use littile motivation. Esp in excerise. Im lil lazy!! Lol love to walk. Got walk away pounds dvd and gilad quick fit system. Goalnis to do excerise 3 to 4 days a week at least 30 min. This is a neat websight. I just stumbled upon it. So here I go. Im on day 2. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:22:03 EST Treasure Island http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x56873605 Treasure Island Flea market this weekend 22 & 23 Great website sounds like a good way to spend sometime outdoors :) <em>36</em> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:38:40 EST A little about me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56821851 Hi! I'm 4 weeks into Jenny Craig! The goal is to lose 150 lbs. <BR> 1. Preferred Name? Nicky <BR> 2. Age? 38 <BR> 3. Married or Single? Single <BR> 4. Kids? No <BR> 5. Pets? No <BR> 6. Hometown? South San Francisco, CA <BR> 7. I Enjoy? Photography, reading, music, movies, traveling, swimming, the beach, spending, time with friends. <BR> 8. Favorite food? Everything I shouldn't eat. I hate food! Such a battle <BR> 9. Where did you Vacation? Beach house in Bodega Bay <BR> 10. Your Dream Destin... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:52:43 EST Are you trying to conserve water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x56788387 With this drought I am trying different ways to conserve water. Are you? Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:14:44 EST &#9829; Happy Valentine's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x56772924 Morning team...I hope you have a beautiful Valentine's weekend. I have a special day planned with the family. Dinner at 7 p.m. following with a movie at home .... <BR> <BR> What are you doing to celebrate your day? <BR> <BR> Quick chocolate fondue <BR> <BR> Chef Roland Passot of La Folie restaurant in San Francisco has created a simpler version of his chocolate fondant—a rich soufflé-like chocolate cake with a molten center. Paired with vanilla ice cream and fresh raspberries, it makes a s... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:01:36 EST Hi, started optifats. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56715163 Hi everyone. im into my 5th day on optifast. Trying to lose 50 pounds and lower blood sugar. Not bad where im taking meds just trying to be preactive. Just wanted to say hi to everyone. Sun, 9 Feb 2014 22:51:37 EST I'm a newbee to sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56678658 I joined at the end if last year but things were so hectic here that I did not have time to devote to the program. Well, now is the time. I would like to introduce myself, my name is Sandy, age 70+ but do not think of myself as old. I love animals, and have 4 dogs and a parrot. It seems like I have always been on a diet of one sort or another. I managed to get myself up to 278# and have been successful in getting my weight down to 210# but I feel that I can't get it beyond that point. I'm los... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 00:11:56 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56674973 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Hope you are all having a good day! I just signed up here and this group looked like it would be a good group to be involved in. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <em>41</em> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:18:00 EST sportygma6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56470154 When life gives you lemons make lemonade. Lemonade is good but to sour with out the real sugar. Not the same without the real stuff so I drink water, walk and do Zumba Gold. Transitions are always hard some harder than others but when you choose to make a change its always fun to share with others. I like to travel go to the mountains or the ocean. I love being a grandma. Have two great children with great spouses and six awesome grandchildren. I want to get strong and stay healthy so I can ... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:42:47 EST CA has the best winter weather! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56198176 Happy 2014! I was on Spark in 2010 and I'm just coming back! I hope to reach my goal weight again and stay on here to help maintain! I've been walking or jogging outdoors and I feel soooooo lucky that the weather is beautiful right now, but I know we need rain! Enjoy it while it lasts my California friends! Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:13:50 EST My Must Have~ ABC order game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8952x27971x56173803 There are things we must have in our daily life.....Jot them down in Alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> A-avacado Wed, 1 Jan 2014 22:43:03 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56156760 Although I'm just introducing myself now, I actually joined the site months ago (or a year ago?). <BR> <BR> I just want to spell out my goals now with the hopes that that will actually help me reach some of them if not all. <BR> <BR> I want to: <BR> - exercise 4-5 times a week. <BR> -cook at home at least once a week. <BR> -eat at least 2-3 servings of fruits/vegetables a day (I know its supposed to be 5 servings but baby steps). <BR> <BR> My ultimate goal is to lose 50-60 pounds. I ho... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:03:44 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56120683 My name is Carol. I want to lose 15 pounds and I am glad to be here! I am 62 years old and am very active. My food weakness is sugar. Any one with tips?? Thanks. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 01:40:03 EST Recognizing I need support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56120441 Hello, my name is Cindy and my goal is to lose 41 pounds, but I want to do it the right way. I have tried many quick loss diet remedies, with success but the weight came back on because I didn't learn how to change my lifestyle. So here I am recognizing that I need some encouragement to keep working on my goal. Here's what I am doing right so far: I love exercising, I track my foods but I struggle with midnight snacking! And food has always been a way to reward myself. So this is some brief i... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 00:34:01 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x56071323 Hi, my name is Sarah. I'm really excited to become active in Spark People. I couldn't find a team for the Banning area, so I made one! Hopefully, people in the Banning/Palm Springs area can join me. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:23:53 EST Holiday Treasure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x56034867 &#9835; <em>445</em> &#9835; <BR> There are 6 days until Christmas......then is New Years eve..... <BR> <BR> A memory is a gift that will last forever over every holiday you remember. or a new memory to add this year....Share with us something you hold dear in the past... perhaps that special place you were or a family recipe you treasure......The gift you never expected.....a surprise that made you smile...Anything near and dear in your heart when you think of it...thats bought a laugh... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:34:21 EST Just joined the water challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8936x27971x56034328 Hi all, <BR> I'm Rose and I just joined the "drinking 8 cups of water a day" challenge. It will definitely be a challenge. I have always tracked my water intake and usually I get about 4 cups of water a day. So I am pumped to start another healthy habit! I wish everyone else luck on the challenge as well. <em>381</em> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:21:42 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x55991461 For me life is continuously improving. I keep pushing and challenging myself constantly. There's no dull moment. <BR> <BR> Since 2012 I have been investing successfully in Real Estate and Stocks. <BR> <BR> Working out is my passion. I eat super clean. I do mediation for 40 minutes and Kickboxing for 20 minutes everyday. <BR> <BR> Every year I learn something new, that's the best way to keep refreshing and improving your brain. This year I learned poker and currently working towards my Air... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:43:46 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x55980272 My name is Mariela and i just want to introduce myself to this website. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:35:41 EST December Merry ABC game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8952x27971x55859233 Your word or phrase that reminds you of December in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> I'll begin. <BR> <BR> A - almond xmas cookies Wed, 4 Dec 2013 02:52:53 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x55649599 Hi all! My name is Tara. I have been on Sparkpeople for a little while, but I just moved to California about a month ago. I am currently in El Dorado county. I am 20, studying gen. ed. courses in college and want to get more involved in the community. <BR> <BR> Have a good evening! Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:32:31 EST I will win! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x55621289 My motto is "I will win!." I have 25 pounds to lose and I am waiting on a surgery date to have left knee replacement and then surgery on my right elbow for an Ulna nerve transposition and carpal tunnel..obviously I have good days and bad days..this is just a bump in the road..off course I am limited right now in the kind of activity I can do however, I want to build some strength and perform some exercise to prepare for the upcoming challenges.. <BR> Any suggestion will be appreciated..I will... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:30:04 EST SparkPeople Crock Pot Recipe Contest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x55571793 Good Morning Everyone <em>524</em> <BR> I decided to stop by my teams this morning to say hello and give a quick update. <BR> <BR> I entered the Spark People Crock Pot recipe contest. Voting is open for another 10 days or so and you can vote once a day for your favorite. My entry is "Southwest Chicken Soup (Good as Vegetarian too - substitute rice for chicken)". I'd appreciate your vote but if you find another recipe you like better I'm sure that Spark member would appreciate the vot... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 08:47:46 EST Anyone Else on the Fertility team too? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x55495117 Hi I am hoping to find a friend or two that are in my area, San Diego California, and maybe even one that is also part of the fertility team. I love my hubby but it is easier to talk to other women who are going through IF challenges too. Good luck all with your Goals. Sun, 3 Nov 2013 03:02:42 EST Halloween plans.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x55466271 BOO! <em>431</em> <em>275</em> <em>423</em> BOO! <BR> <BR> I give out treats to the little ones as soon as it gets dark..I just finished hanging the spooky lights on my picture window.....My crock pot is full of chili along with a side of cornbread as a side. I'm all ready ....how about you? Happy Halloween Team! <BR> <BR> BOO! <em>431</em> <em>275</em> <em>423</em> BOO! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:05:59 EST Change to spark page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x55321393 New start page change Monday announcement.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:34:24 EST 5k Fun Runs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x55095123 So, I'm kind of bummed because one of my friends and I were supposed to do the Monster Bash 5k (in Modesto, CA) this Saturday for her birthday. Unfortunately, she told me yesterday that she doesn't want to do it for her birthday anymore. She wants to do something chill instead. :( <BR> <BR> Does anyone know of any fun runs in northern to central California that are happening in the next few months. Particularly ones that are on holidays or weekdays. I work in retail, so I'd like to avoid tak... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 02:03:44 EST The Color Run 5k – Ventura - Oct 19, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18639x27971x55012338 Anyone interested in joining me for this event? It looks like big fun!!! Not only that, we get $5 off the event fee if we have a team of 4+. <BR> <BR> I'm not a runner, but I can jog/walk or walk depending on who I'm with. 5k = 3.1 miles, that is totally do-able! <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> <em>268</em> <em>268</em> <em>268</em> <em>268</em> <BR> <BR> The Color Run 5k is on its way to Ventura, California! The event will take place on October 19th, 2013 at the Ventura County Fai... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:26:34 EST i dont know where to start.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54989059 Hi my name is dee. I am currently 338. Omgosh I hate that number. I have been heavy my whole life but I really want to change that. I have so many changes to make. I need to learn how to cook healthy(any advice would be great) I have started walking my son to the bus stop which is one mile each way and I hope someday to run that or ride a bike there with him. I used to love to hike but now I am embarassed to go because of my size. So I want to get to doing that as well. Any ideas on what I ca... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 01:25:25 EST Been here for a week now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54982921 Hi Everyone, <BR> I am pretty new to spark people but so far I love it. The reports are awesome. I am in a transformation challenge that starts on September 26th. It is a 12 week body transformation that includes eating and working out with weights. I am 51 and quit smoking about 12 years ago. That is when I started to put on weight. I have always been in good shape and my weight was always in control even after my 3 kids. So now over 10 years later here I am 65 lbs. over weight saying... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:41:32 EST Greetings from No. Cal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54974056 Hi guys, <BR> I'm kinda new here and don't know how everything works yet but...I like the way Debbie did this so: <BR> 1. Despite the user name, I am a woman. <BR> 2. Also a college student (2nd time) <BR> 3. Mom to Will, Tamara* (and Irving) *grown and living away from home <BR> 4. Irving is actually the ancient tabby, who in his younger days was known as the cat from... <BR> 6. Married 35+ yrs to Richard, a now retired letter-carrier. <BR> 7. Like the outdoors, football, hockey and needlewo... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:11:15 EST dont know why http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54860255 Start off by saying im 19 years old i weigh 127 and I just had gotten my blood work done and my cholesterol is 187) 27My hdc level is( 51) and my ldl is (118) Wed, 11 Sep 2013 01:58:22 EST What healthy food blogs do you follow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x54806328 I post tons of healthy recipe on my own blog inspired by my California lifestyle, <link>www.calicooking.com </link> , but I draw inspiration from many blogs including skinnytaste.com & eating-made-easy.com. <BR> <BR> I was able to lose over 40 pounds a few years ago by changing my eating habits, working out, and using spark people. Many of the recipes I learned over those months are posted on my blog, hope you enjoy! <BR> <BR> Do you follow any? What are your guys' favorites for staying on... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 16:28:33 EST I'm new and nervous http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54759930 Hi, I've just opened my account and am wondering how people like this. Does it really work? Any tips for a newbee? Tue, 3 Sep 2013 00:02:45 EST Hi, I'm trying to get back into spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54738724 My name is Sara and I am just looking to find like minded people to talk to. I just made a sparkpage! I am trying to get motivated to finally get this weight off! Sun, 1 Sep 2013 11:34:55 EST Hello to all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54520429 Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself... My name is Kelly and I'm brand new here... Looking to change my eating habits, eat healthy, be more active... Feel better... Looking for support from others on the same journey... Life is to short not to live it to its fullest... Good luck to all who are here and I hope to make lots of friends along the way... GOD bless us all Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:02:37 EST Finding Fun with Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54502939 Hey All! After joining in 2008 I never really committed because I though I was better than "calorie counting". Well, when the scale kept going up, I realized that I needed to gain control of what I was eating. It has blown my mind how every single thing you eat counts and matters. I'm more aware now than ever and I'm excited that this website had made it fun and pretty freaking easy! <BR> My goals are to get lean and healthy and in control. I want this to eventually just me 2nd nature. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:33:37 EST Hi, I am hoping to gain support for this journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54319849 I would love to know that some people out there care about me and would like to lend support as I attempt this ominous journey. I would love to lose 45 pounds. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:41:10 EST Hi I'm Staci http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54307997 I have been battling my weight since my first child 22 years ago...I feel like an addict typing on here confessing LOL but honest I do take it serious I have High Blood Pressure at 43 and have had for 4 years now and bad circulation in one leg. I am very active with my two children I have at home, but am limited to things such as its difficult to put on my shoes and certain vehicles aren't comfortable and even plane rides. I need to do this for ME..I just need to stay close to tracking and st... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 01:11:11 EST i eat myself happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54307558 I am a mother of three beautiful kids, wife to husband who cheated on me. Now I find that eating makes me happy. I want to lose weight to better my health and be a good role model to my children. I just can't seem to get a spark spark of any fitness sort going to achieve my goal. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:50:43 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54158315 Hey - I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jennie, and I am 42 years old. My goal is to lose 1 pound per week and get down to 135 pounds (losing more than 20 pounds!). I look forward to talking with everyone and learning exciting routines and foods to eat. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 02:07:57 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54118606 hey everbody Sun, 14 Jul 2013 01:12:18 EST My Last Hope! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54115199 Hello everyone, just a short message to introduce myself. I have been a Weight Watcher member for 7 years and re-joined then to loose 15-20 lbs. I have successfully lost and re-gained 5 lbs in 7 years along with 4 surgeries and 4 bouts of steroids. I only started exercising after I retired in June 2012, beginning exercising on Sept 10, 12 . I have faithfully walked/ran, high intensity running and varying programs on the treadmill Mon-Fri 40 min, completing 2-3 miles a day and walking appr... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:24:12 EST Helllllllo all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54055365 Hi, my name is Bill. I just moved to the Hanford area. I'm really looking forward to this thing. LOL. I want to lose 115 lbs or more. Um...I really don't know what to write here, I'm not very good at this kind of thing. I would like to meet local people around here to do things with like walking and hiking, I'm not quite at running yet. I would like to become active in this group being that I am an ESFJ Guardian-Protector (cool if you got it!) I'm a really easy going type of guy, I wear my he... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 01:09:40 EST Hi looking to lose weight for good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x54030018 Hi there, <BR> Im kaitlyn and I've struggled with my weight for the last 6 years, I am currently at my top weight and am looking for a community that is inspirational. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 03:45:36 EST Hello, i'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53965774 Hello. I just gave birth to my second child and i'm looking to get back in shape and down to my pre-baby weight or better and become super fit NOT just skinny. I'm looking to make friends and share stories with other moms trying to lose baby weight so we can motivate each other and understand the struggles we are experiencing after having babies. If your a mommy trying to lose baby weight please FRIEND me! Thanks and wishing everyone success in their weight goal journey! Mon, 1 Jul 2013 21:27:07 EST It's summer but so hot... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x53945794 A very good Sunday morning to everyone. Over my way the temperature will sizzle to 110-113. <BR> <BR> Natl weather link: <BR> <link>forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?w<BR>arnzone=CAZ547&warncoun <BR> ty=CAC037&firewxzone=CAZ547&local_place1<BR>=&product1=Excessive+Heat+Warning </link> <BR> <BR> I will be going over to the mall later, but very grateful I have a/c now. This excessive heat will last until Tuesday... <BR> .How are you coping with the heat? <BR> <BR> Having a family bar... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:43:50 EST I Graduated Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53846868 I graduated today from my administration program. I am studying to become a school principal and after a very intense year of working and going to school full time I am finished! Sat, 22 Jun 2013 18:38:25 EST Make Father's Day unforgettable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x53753577 <BR> Happy Father's Day!!! <BR> <BR> Any plans for Sunday to do for your spouse or dad.....A big breakfast is in store with an outing later in the day. Looking for a special gift to make his eyes light up....any idea? <BR> <BR> 12 ABOUT TOWN: Things to do on Father's Day <BR> <BR> It's time to show appreciation to the number one man in your life. Here's a collection of the perfect things to do to celebrate him on Father's Day. Are dad's celebrator's 12 and under? <BR> t's time to sh... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 12:57:01 EST Jump Start the last 30 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53722277 On September 1, 2011 I had gastric bypass surgery. I have lost 140 pounds and maintained it for a year. Now I want to reach my goal weight of 180 pounds. Cross addiction is very common in Weight loss surgery and I am struggling with that now. I heard about this site from a friend tonight and I told her a spark was just what I needed so here I am...Hello everyone Thu, 13 Jun 2013 02:50:12 EST new to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53665222 Hi I am new to the group, my name is Janette and I live in Escondido, Ca which is near San Diego, CA Sun, 9 Jun 2013 00:55:15 EST Hello everyone I'm lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53644786 Hello my name is Ginger my friend told me what his wife has done to loss 51 pounds. He told me about the website. I joined but I'm lost on how to start. Please help Fri, 7 Jun 2013 11:01:03 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53640570 . Fri, 7 Jun 2013 02:45:39 EST Hi-----nice to join your group!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53592648 Hi there. <BR> My name is Jackie and I am 68 years young. I need to lose weight!! I have been putting doing so off for too long!! <BR> It's time to start!! So here I go!! With your help I am aiming for success!! <BR> jackie Mon, 3 Jun 2013 18:27:38 EST what to do on strength days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x53507569 I'm having difficulty thinking of things to do on my Strength days. I've done pushups and crunches, but yesterday I did just pushups and planks. Am I just supposed to lift weights on the strength day? on my cardio day, I just walk/run for 2-3 miles. Is that all I should do on that day? Tue, 28 May 2013 10:11:28 EST Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x53489799 I just finished my Memorial Day blog. It's titled, "On Memorial Day - Proud to be a USAF Veteran." I'd like to wish everyone a great Memorial Day and invite you to read my blog. Here's the link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368735 </link> Sun, 26 May 2013 21:11:34 EST Isolated in Northern California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53473976 Hi Everyone <em>30</em> <BR> I was born and raised in Riverside. Fast forward lots of years, I now live in Willits, a very small town in Northern California, about 3 hours north on 101 from San Francisco. I returned to SparkPeople Feb. 4 for the third (and hopefully final) time. There's a lot more about me on my Spark Page if you want to check it out. I'd love to meet someone in my area but think probably the chances are pretty slim - California is a big state. Sat, 25 May 2013 11:19:39 EST Just started, hope I can make this work. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53451812 I recently stopped smoking and I feel the biggest help was talking with other people on the same journey, facing the same set backs and feeling the same triumphs. So I am going to utilize the community chat with this journey as well. Thu, 23 May 2013 14:01:00 EST Would love a workout buddy in hemet area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18639x27971x53361704 I live in Hemet, and have a membership at LA fitness. Would love to have a work out buddy, it doesn't have to be for the gym only... Even someone to go walking with... Someone to help with motivation and accountability! Wed, 15 May 2013 22:28:51 EST hi from megyck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53360155 Hi , thanks for letting me join. I'm looking to get fit and strong. Wed, 15 May 2013 20:45:36 EST Mother's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x53305437 <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> Ways to treat Mom like a queen all day long <BR> <BR> All year long, Mom is kept busy taking care of her family and doing her best to make sure everyone stays on the right path. She deserves at least one day of that year to see just how much you appreciate everything she does. Giving her a thoughtful gift is a great start, but don't stop there! Spend the day doing things that mom likes best <BR> Things to Do as a Fami... Sat, 11 May 2013 15:08:39 EST Really Trying this time!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53293018 Hello! I'm Kristina, about to be 28 yrs old. My husband is military so we move around a lot and I never really make any friends. I've been really watching what I eat and exercising for a week now, and I'm down 3lbs!! Still a long way to go though. I really committed to this when I read something about my cholesterol meds increasing the chance of women getting type 2 diabetes, especially if you're over weight and it runs in your family. So, I quit taking it for now and I'm trying to do all th... Fri, 10 May 2013 12:10:54 EST Makin it day by day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53205603 Just call me a Yo Yo ! Up and down a all around is what my weight has been for as long as I can remember. I have a gym membership, just no one to go with. I am going to really try and begin the journey to a successful lifestyle and change and deop 65 lbs. Fri, 3 May 2013 12:16:57 EST BODYMEDIA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53187689 Hi! Is there anyway to upload my dashboard to sparkpeople?? Thu, 2 May 2013 02:16:39 EST Anybody in the Petaluma/Cotati area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x53111204 I live in Petaluma and I'm looking for Spark-friends in my area. Would anybody in that area like to meet and be motivation buddies? Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:38:35 EST College http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53100062 Hello! I'm Ali and I am about to turn 22 and graduate college. I have been overweight all my life and can not think of a time where I was not worried about losing weight. I am determined to make it work this time. I am officially officially entering into adulthood and can't use college as an excuse anymore. I am hoping I can become confident enough to talk about this in person one day but for now I would love to talk to anyone on here who wants to listen. I am also a great listener as well. L... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 01:08:37 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53087897 Hello my name is Kara! I have a goal to have a lean fit body and to increase my cardio so I can continue to stay in shape and not be winded going a few blocks down the street. :) I'm fun and motivated and I hope you guys will help me out :) Wed, 24 Apr 2013 03:00:02 EST Dads birthday party http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53040730 Today is my Dads birthday party and with the snacks and cake i am worried i will chow through my daily calories before the guest of honor arrives. I decided to take some me time this morning and i assigned all of me calories already starting of course with Moms chocolate cake. I let myself have half a cup of each and everything on the veggie tray and fruit tray and decided to bypass the carmel and ranch dip and hamburger bun so i could have both a hamburger (on lettuce leafs) and grilled saus... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:37:19 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53037107 Hi everyone <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Lovely from San Jose, Ca. I'm in my early 40s. Happily married for many years. Never had problems with my weight until recent years combined with hormone issues and sitting all day office job. After eating healthy and exercising, lbs would go up rather than come down. I had given up until I corrected the hormones and noticed an improvement in me without even losing any weight. It wasn't an overnight solution but took a lot of patience. So, I'... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 00:08:25 EST Hello! Ready to get started & motivated! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x53005087 Hi all! My name is Olivia and I'm a 22 year-old living in the Bay Area of California. I've just launched my career in the corporate world and am working on balancing my work with fitness & nutrition. Coming home after a long day and motivating myself to hit the gym sometimes is tough, but I'm getting better! I'm also improving my eating habits from the college diet of frozen meals and snacks. Over the past couple years, I've watched my friends complete the Tough Mudder, and this year have dec... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:19:03 EST Hey All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52978438 My name is Jillian. I am a 24 year old gal, looking to lose 20-25 pounds! I suffer from bouts of depression, and because of that I get discouraged at times, and it's hard for me to stay commited! I hope Spark People can help me stay on track and give me encouragement and support! I hope to do that for others as well! Hope everyone is having a great day! Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:52:08 EST Just turned 49 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52856863 49 now...Need to stay motivated to work out 3-4x aday. 30lbs over weight. turned an extra bedroom into a gym. I have a spinn bike,different size weights,total gym,treadmill, medicine ball,fitness balls,jump rops.stretch bands,exercise dvds,how to eat/cook healthy cookbooks ect. But not much motivation to exercise. Sat, 6 Apr 2013 17:30:30 EST Hi, I'm Micky http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52815939 Hi, I'm Micky a 22yr old college students who has finally decided to stop complaining about my weight and do something about it. <BR> I was athletic in high school, but after going to college I got lazy. I think I stopped working out because I don't like working out alone or pointlessly and in high school I always worked out with my teammates for a sport not to be healthy. <BR> I just want to be a healthy me and learn about eating healthy and being active as a lifestyle not something you do... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:33:20 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x52703684 <em>453</em> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> I am going to be home for Easter My dd will be here on Sunday to also celebrate my April Fools Birthday. I am cooking a prime rib dinner instead of the traditional ham... <BR> <BR> Are you going out of town or staying home? <BR> Any good recipe to share? <BR> Or an Easter greeting to the team..... <BR> <BR> Why do we decorate eggs? <BR> <BR> Historians tell us the people have been decorating eggs for thousands of years. The practic... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:08:51 EST New here, and need a little help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52671115 Hi, just trying to get this page set up..how do I get one of those little trackers at the bottom of signature that have graphics and show weight loss? Thanks and looking forward trove support here! Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:35:00 EST Hello, my name is.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52647914 Hello, <BR> My name is Christelle. My husband and I both joined in order to help us maintain healthier eating and hopefully improve our overall weight. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:05:29 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52581940 Hello my name is Eva i am 19 years old i am very overweight and super unhealthy i want to lose 25 pounds but i lack motivation until i weighed myself today i was 20 pounds over my limit and no more i hope someone can give me good advice...please help! Mon, 18 Mar 2013 02:04:40 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52549427 Wanting to say hello. Trying to learn my way around. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:57:07 EST New Journey :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52502912 Hi my name is Lis and 21 year old and i live in southern ca I'm here to loose my pregnancy weight I've been trying on my own but not succeeding but hopefully with spark people i will achieve my goal of loosing 19lbs. If anyone lives in the Downey area feel free to message me and we can workout together. Or if you have children we can go on play dates. (my son is about to be 1) Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:21:41 EST Sharon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52502334 My name is Sharon <BR> I live in California, I'm 48, married, and have raised two children <BR> I need to lose 64 pounds. <BR> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:26:09 EST Hello SparkPeople! I'm a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52495342 Hi, I'm Shelley, Looking for any kind of support I can get from people who knows what it is like to be obese, and can offer guidance and encouraging and kind words during my journey. I lost 40 lbs 2 yrs ago, and have kept most of it off, but still need to lose alot more, but stuck and cant figure out how to get motivated.I'm going to be 50 this year, and I told myself I wanted to lose at least 50-100 lbs by my Big 50, which is in December. Is it possible? Thanks for letting me share. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 02:49:19 EST new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52479547 Hi everyone... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 05:11:11 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52467987 Hello everyone. My name is Christine I'm 37 years old and am a stay-at-home mom. (Not by choice) Mother of, well kind of 5. We have a blended family. In addition to my 3. I was also a surrogate 3x. Currently I'm not at the weight I would like to be. It has nothing to do with society telling women they have to be "stick thin" or my husband complaining about my weight, because he doesn't. He would never do that to me. It's just me. I keep comparing myself to what I use to look like in high sch... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:20:31 EST Dealing with injuries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52457407 Hello all! I joined a little bit ago, but never had the opportunity to introduce myself. I have about 10 pounds to loose, but am dealing with a few obstacles I'm hoping to get some help getting around. I was in a pretty bad car accident almost a year ago, where I injured my lower back, my neck, right shoulder and wrist. Also, my right ankle has been sprained several times, and it is sometimes hard to walk. Before all this happened, I was going to the gym 3-5 times a day, doing HIIT and we... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 13:09:43 EST Hello Everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52437186 Hello! I'm Cristin. I'm very happy to have found this website. My husband and I will be starting Bob Harper's Skinny Rules tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it. I've been struggling with my weight for a long time now and I'm ready to make a change that lasts me the rest of my lifetime. I'm looking forward to the support and tips provided and hope that I can help to motivate others. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 01:13:14 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52353297 Hello! Wanted to introduce myself. I'm 32 year old mom of 3 that lives in the bay area of California. I have 45 pounds or so to lose, and I'm ready to get the pounds off!! I think my ultimate reward is going to be a photo shoot !! That sounds like so much fun. :) <BR> Does anyone use the bodybugg?? How do you use it with this site? I wish it linked to the Sparkpeople app, but I don't think it does. Is there an option in the fitness portion where I can specifically log my bodybugg calories bu... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 11:24:38 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52347426 I'm Meaghan. :) My goal is to lose 20 lbs not only to look better but to feel better about myself. I hope to gain confidence and learn to love myself through this weight loss process. Hope I can stick though it, I have a hard time keeping myself motivated. BUT THAT IS NO EXCUSE, I must try. XD Fri, 1 Mar 2013 22:27:42 EST hi everyone,,, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52254361 my name is Jenifer and i live in north California. got about 20 pounds to lose. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 20:44:35 EST Not new to the program, but new to blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52232910 Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Christa. Single mom of 3 kids, just finished my MBA, and I work full time. I started Sparks last year and lost almost 50lbs. As I was finishing up school I stopped exercising and stress ate. So I gained 15 lbs back. I have made a commitment to myself that I need to drink my daily water requirements and exercise on a steady schedule, I will have success again. Looking forward to reaching my goals this year! Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:01:31 EST wendysierra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52200741 hello i have been on this diet roller coaster for 3yrs. I have lost 70 pounds and it has been so hard. I am hoping this program will help when i hit these weight bumps where i cant seem to lose nothing and it does not matter how hard i try i dont get know where Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:13:45 EST New Chapter in Life,,, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52171671 Hey! Everyone, Well this is my first time EVER opening up to a group. Over 40, health issues and of course over weight. Its really time (been time-lol) to take that BIG JUMP. I am going to do my best to stick to it so wish me luck. Lot of hard work ahead of me,,,thanks for listening SHAY Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:25:17 EST Be My Valentine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x52112123 <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <BR> Being a day where we express our love to one another..I as a child celebrated my Dad's birthday. It was especially fun to stand and choose just the right card to express how I felt. <BR> I tried to make a perfect cake one year and it sort of blew up over the pan..Too funny to describe but you get the picture. I like to get practical gifts for the family to enjoy. I'm making meatloaf hearts this year along wit... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:20:48 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52052960 I just started sparkpeople today. My goal is to lose weight before i move to TN. Sat, 9 Feb 2013 15:22:15 EST How Many Calories Burned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8936x27971x52039518 when you knock that giant glass of water on the keyboard and go running thought the house to get it cleaned up before it's too late? <BR> <BR> Sigh. Fri, 8 Feb 2013 15:02:09 EST depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52027198 Hello my names caitlyn and I am extremely over weight! I am ready to take charge of my body and be healthy for my family! It is very difficult for me to begin. I have no idea where to start and when I start to feel the littlest bit of confident I am automatically sunked back into and very draining depressionand feel so stuck and feel as if ill be this way forever! I'm in need of help please! Thu, 7 Feb 2013 18:51:02 EST Please Join Me on March 9, OC - Mile Square Park! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x52024418 At least one other SparkMember and I are registered for the Thomas House Run4Homeless Children 5k and Walk-A-Thon on March 9, 2013 - it's for a great cause and a wonderful way to burn some calories, have fun and 'do good' at the same time! You can get more information at this link <BR> <BR> <link>www.run4homelesschildren.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> You do NOT have to run this race - you can walk it and be proud of yourself for doing so! My goal is to finish in less than 40 minutes so if you ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 14:29:23 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x52023652 Hi guys! My name is Layla and I've got 59 lbs to lose...I am learning the emotional reasons for overeating and trying to like exercise...I have 3 kids and a full time job but my husband is very supportive so I am feeling positive about this journey. Since I have history of binge eating It's not good for me to be too crazy with the diets and I am focusing more on being "normal" with food just meaning to eat when I am hungry, stop when I am not hungry and try to make smart choices. :) <BR> Thu, 7 Feb 2013 13:18:52 EST Dehydrators http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x52007852 I grew a bunch of zucchini last year and dehydrated slices into Zucchini Chips. Some have a bit of garlic, but mostly just crispy, crunchy zucchini. I make salsa and use the zucchini instead of chips when I need that crunch. <BR> <BR> If sliced zucchini is 29 calories a cup (before dehydration), that is still a lot of food and fills you up. I recommend it! <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 13:05:28 EST The Name Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8952x27971x51999285 Let's play a cool game called The Name Game. You begin by choosing a place name (country, town, city etc) that starts with the last letter in the previously given place name. So if I said Iowa...you'll jot down a place for instance that starts with "A"....and so on....It's a fun game to play on long car trips... <BR> <BR> Ok......I'll start...... <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 22:41:37 EST Vitamin Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x51993314 I felt my numbers in this area weren't good, but they are horrible! Got a multivitamin today, but don't see any way of tracking supplements. <BR> <BR> Anyone know how to do this? Tue, 5 Feb 2013 16:09:28 EST Introduction - I hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51976761 I have no idea how to access the form everyone is using, so I copy/pasted and will hope it lands in the right topic. <BR> <BR> 1) Preferred Name? Martha <BR> <BR> 2) Age? 63 <BR> <BR> 3) Married or Single? Single <BR> <BR> 4) Kids? Nope <BR> <BR> 5) Pet's? Oh, yeah. One dog, 4 cats, 4 red eared sliders (turtles), 5 sulcata tortoises, 1 Eclectus parrot, 1 African Grey parrot, 2 cockatiels, 5 finches, 1 tarantula, 2 geckos, 2 chameleons, 4 sugar gliders, 3 koi, 6 chickens, 1 rooster - I ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 15:42:41 EST Pattrae5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51957905 Hi I am a old Grammy trying to feel better and have a long ways to go but with this kind of help maybe I can do it. Sun, 3 Feb 2013 12:05:25 EST FIRST POST...EVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51929867 So this is the first time i have actually started being active on this page, even though i joined sparkpeople a long time ago so here it goes: <BR> - after the 2012 holidays reality hit once again, none of my jeans fit, my shirts and coats were too small, and i was feeling worse about myself by the day, but i made a promise to myself that this would finally be the year that i would reach my old weight, 130lbs, weighing myself Jan. 1st, i was in shock, the scale read 210lbs :( the heaviest i h... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 13:47:17 EST not giving up this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51922579 hi there im kind of new to sparkpeople and im glad i found it cuz now i need to be counting my calories ,anyways just let me tell you about me , on 2010 i became the heaviest i ever been 301lbs , on that year through exercise(p90x) and diet i went down to 222lbs , but my back got injured so my dr told me no more lifting and no heavy exercise it really got me down and little by little lost my motivation and started to gain weight again , on july of 2012 i was back to 268 and thats when somethi... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 03:31:07 EST Another Beautiful Day for us to move Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x51845491 Happy Sunday Morning, <BR> Today is 1 month since I joined I am down 10lbs thanks to SparkPeople!! I love you guys let us keep moving forward, taking care of ourselves and getting to love nature and ourselves <em>247</em> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:16:19 EST Getting Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51821748 Hello, my name is Brittany and I am trying to lose weight just for myself. About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with a thyroid condition, which I used as a crutch to explain my sudden weight gain. Growing up I had played sports and been active which always kept me healthy. My senior year in high school I got injured and things went down hill from there. Over the next three years I gained 70 pounds. I always used my thyroid issues as the excuse. It didn't help that my doctor at the time told me I... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:57:18 EST Hi Too much me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51821451 Hi my name is Michelle.. I live in Southern California and have been trying to lose weight for several years. I know I am above 300+ but not sure of exactly how much, I get my scale next week. :).. In the mean while.. I been doing really well on eating better and just trying to lose this awful weight.. changing eating habits is first and foremost.. <BR> <BR> I have even been exercising daily. I have a new recumberant bike but is really really hard for me considering I get out of breath so f... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:30:51 EST Hi Too much me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51821414 Hi my name is Michelle.. I live in Southern California and have been trying to lose weight for several years. I know I am above 300+ but not sure of exactly how much, I get my scale next week. :).. In the mean while.. I been doing really well on eating better and just trying to lose this awful weight.. changing eating habits is first and foremost.. <BR> <BR> I have even been exercising daily. I have a new recumberant bike but is really really hard for me considering I get out of breath so f... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:27:38 EST Mimmy10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51795166 Hello I am a 46 year old woman desperatly wanting to lose this weight. My goal is to lose 50lbs. by July! I would love support and tips as i have been wanting and needing this for some years now. Thank You all in advance! Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:37:00 EST Hi! Needing lots of help on my weight loss journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51789376 I joined SparkPeople because my Dr. suggested it. He told me that one of the best ways to lose weight is with friends that are going through the same thing. Since I don't have any friends, I thought I would join here and make friends going through the same journey. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:48:40 EST Any Northern CAians out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x51771992 Hi, I'm in the East Bay. Concord to be exact. Where are you at? Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:20:46 EST Rec for LB/Torrence/San Pedro area Martial Arts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x51756092 Hi, <BR> In college, I did karate. We had the most amazing sensei and I never wanted to quit. However, the main dojo is a good 30-60min drive, and I can't afford to make the trip there and back on a regular basis above the rest of the things I gotta get done. <BR> Since the dojo ruined me for all other karate, I was thinking of trying my hand at some Wu Shu... <BR> Anyone know a good place nearby where I could learn? I already got burned trying TKD over a summer at the wrong place... so... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:10:10 EST Running Partner Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51663967 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am ready to kick off the year and start on my goals to get fit and healthy. I am taking on running as my form of exercise and i would really love to have a partner to run with, if possible. I live in Oakley, CA, if anyone out there hears me please respond! Thanks :) Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:42:05 EST week starting January 13th - 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8936x27971x51631752 this thread is to post your challenges of what you will be working on: <BR> <BR> current weight: 185 ibs <BR> goal weight: 180 ibs by february 14, 2013 <BR> <BR> THIS WEEK starting January 14th everyday I WILL: <BR> -Drink 64 oz h20 <BR> -exercise everyday according the beginner's edition of turbo jam this is my last week on it...i've been struggling with it...i missed 2 days of workouts last week in which i will make up for it somehow...lol <BR> -Get caught up on daily scriptures. I haven... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:18:26 EST 2013 WEIGH INS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8936x27971x51631718 this thread is for 2013 weigh ins <BR> <BR> copy and paste this format: <BR> <BR> name: <BR> age: <BR> weight you started at on January 1, 2013 <BR> first goal weight: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:12:43 EST Hello All!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51629331 My lifestyle changed pretty drastically about a year ago. I was used to working out 3-4 times a week and eating well, cooking only for myself and my daughter. When my boyfriend and I decided to combine our families it meant moving an hour away from the gym and unfortunately a change in diet as well. All of this directly leading to a an almost 30 pounds weight gain in a year. I am tired of feeling frumpy and not fitting my clothing anymore and most importantly, not being confident or comfortab... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:02:58 EST Brighter Shade of Green http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51596827 Have a nice weekend Go 49ers I will be roasting a Turkey and making garlic & leek mash potatoes and brussel sprouts for a healthy before game Dinner this is a First they have to win now. <em>244</em> Lol!! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:21:43 EST Family Intervention http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51588906 Hello everybody, I am a short little fat man with a beard and going bald. I signed into this software in 2006 with a weight of 304. I took up water aerobics during the summer and lost 56 lb. from exercising 3 to 4 hours a day. I hurt myself and messed up by increasing my weight to 309 on December 20, 2012. I blamed my family, especially my wife Margaret for bring cakes, cookies, and pies into the house. I ate one serving of fruit and vegetables a day. My problem was I told everybody that I ea... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:22:46 EST New and a bit lost >.< http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51530681 Hello my name is Sofia im 29 I joined this group in hopes for a little support in my lifelong weight lost journey ..I must admit im a bit lost on this website and don't really know where to start never done anything like this before so I can use some tips and suggestions :] Tue, 8 Jan 2013 00:48:15 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51480114 Hi, I am 27 married and in college. I have been trying to lose weight off and on for 2 years and I keep yo yo dieting. Last year I injured myself and went to a chiropractor and he told me to get off gluten. This started the worst year of my life. But it was going to happen sometime so at least it's over now. Long story short I can't eat gluten and I have Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome which is part of the reason I wasn't able to lose weight. Anyway I was put on a diet to help with the PCOS and lo... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 02:26:41 EST First timer!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51478995 Hi, this is my first time actively being a part of any kind of weight loss suport group. So far I've stuck to my goals and it's 4 days into the new year!! Very Proud of myself. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 23:37:20 EST Healthy Lunch Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x51470452 I always draw a blank when trying to come up with healthy food options. I am making an effort in 2013 to packing my lunch. Would love to hear your ideas for easy to pack, healthy brown bag lunch options. Wishing everyone a healthy 2013! Fri, 4 Jan 2013 13:02:10 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51462533 New to this site but excited for the user friendly program. <BR> <BR> Anyone near Monterey? Fri, 4 Jan 2013 00:03:31 EST Monterey? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x51462527 Any one in the Monterey area looking for a buddy? Fri, 4 Jan 2013 00:02:38 EST opinions on Sensa or Ally http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18639x27971x51435362 Does anyone have any opinions on these weight loss tools...good or bad....would love to hear the feedback Wed, 2 Jan 2013 14:07:24 EST This week I'll start... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8936x27971x51424807 Start healthy changes your making it a point to work on for this week. Post an emotion or words towards a shorter goal...... <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 23:52:13 EST New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x51404134 <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <BR> Happy New Year Team! <BR> <BR> I am with the family at home and will be watching Ryan Seacrest drop the ball in N.Y.C. tonight to ring in 2013. <BR> <BR> What are you doing to ring in the New Year? <BR> Going out on the town celebrating? Or staying home to ring in 2013? <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:09:13 EST Brighter Shade of Green http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51401546 Starting the year healthier and happier I know I have all the support I need right Here! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:26:23 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51344771 Hello Everyone! <BR> I am new to SparkPeople - looking for support on this journey. I didn't gain the weight in a day, and I'm not going to lose all the weight in a day. <BR> <BR> 1) Preferred Name? Holly <BR> 2) Age? 34 <BR> 3) Married or Single? Married <BR> 4) Kids? 0 <BR> 5) Pet's? 0 <BR> 6) Hometown? Wildomar, CA <BR> 7) I Enjoy? Family, friends, food - and searching for healthy ways to eat things I love to eat, traveling, and learning new things. <BR> 8) Favorite Food? Mexican - Ameri... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:06:09 EST Xmas celebration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x51322456 <BR> <em>445</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> I was out with all the last minute shoppers enjoying everything associated with the spirit of Christmas. All the family has gathered and presents will be opened before having a yummy waffle breakfast. this morning.. It's my favorite time of year where we spread love & good cheer to all. <BR> Sending hugs & best wishes......Merry Christmas! <BR> <BR> Are you staying home? or away celebrating Christmas?, <BR> An exciting event that you want... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 08:59:33 EST DNA health and protection v pollution? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x51312274 Just to be clear, this is not 'spam' nor is it an 'advertizement' or anything of the sort. <BR> This is a honest outreach for needed discussion on this urgent topic and we are counting on feedback as to how folks would amend the text of the act if they thought it should be etc. <BR> <BR> Be it called 'creation' or 'nature' etc, are we prepared to allow it to be genetically redesigned by corporate interests? <BR> The natural genetics or DNA of the natural world or the commons is under attack.... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 02:56:50 EST one more time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51303947 Hi, I'm Trina. I've been here before and am back again. Hoping to make some positive changes that stick and reach my health and fitness goals. Stories on here have inspired me to come back.. Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:52:05 EST New to forum, not new to Battling the Bulge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51245251 Hi, I'm 31 and want to lose 30 pounds. I just completed my first triathlon and first 5k this year but even with all the training and careful eating plans, I didn't lose any weight or inches. Does anyone have any suggestions? (I've had hormones and thyroid tested without anything showing up as wrong). Sigh! However, besides the lovehandles and "budda belly" I am a healthy, active woman who loves doing things, cooking, gardening, art, and finishing up a good workout! I'm glad to meet you ... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:16:14 EST Just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51215227 Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm Jessica. I live at home with my parents And sisters. I have been heavy for as long as I can remember. I exercise more then my sisters who are half my size. Friends tell me to just accept where I am. I love who I am. I just want to be healthy, and that means I need to loose some weight. I get burnt out very easily. I can be strong for a week and feel good then drop all progress the next week. It's an endless battle. I need help. I need support. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 02:48:03 EST HELLO!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51200893 I've been working with Sparkpeople for about a month now, I thought it's about time I come out of my shell and introduce myself. I was having a blast with the trackers at first. And I was able to drop 10 pounds!!! Woo-Hoo!!! I took a break due to illness and I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. Oh, about that introduction, I'm Cindie, my grandfather use to call me Cinderella and my good friend Darryl. I'm 39, married, a mother to a tween, and a kitty lover. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:26:36 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x51191193 I'm a 62 year old female living in SoCal and struggling. This seems like an amazing tool and I'm hoping it will help keep me aware as I tend to 'drift' off my path almost daily, sheez. I have no talent for writing but just wanted to say "Hi, I'm here". Thank you, Wed, 12 Dec 2012 23:51:02 EST if you could change one thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x51160000 <em>442</em> <em>445</em> <em>447</em> <BR> <BR> Good Morning what a gorgeous Monday for going out to shop for the holidays...I alays look for a way to reach out to a person in need at Christmas.. <BR> What is your passion to help make someones holiday happy? <BR> How can you make a difference? <BR> On a daily basis what changes would you make? <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>445</em> <em>447</em> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:18:03 EST i was just wondering http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x51091518 How many sparks we h ave in the barstow area? Wed, 5 Dec 2012 03:06:09 EST rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x51057163 It's a lazy laid back day so far catching up on my Christmas to do list...Down here in So. California we have had small amounts of rain, nothing as serious as our No. California family has had....Any story to share with the team from either So. or No. California to share? Sun, 2 Dec 2012 16:28:06 EST hi sparks! Im tasha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50995645 I was just diagnosed with stage iv ovarian cancer and in need of your help. Referred to sparkspeople by a friend who just happens to be a cancer recovery patient also. Because in the two months that the cancer has spread it has taken 25lbs away. I need help creating me a diet to boost my immunity to the cancer, for high blood pressure, anemia, and hypokalemia and get me that weight back. thank you for having me, tasha Wed, 28 Nov 2012 01:17:59 EST Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x50932530 How did your Thanksgiving meal go? Did you eat at home or go some where to gather? <BR> I was so busy with my dd I didn't even have a chance to think about munching on chips & dip...I did sit down to a full course meal this year but smaller portions. I had a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert....It is nice to be able to look at one another and mention how important they are...With the Hurricane Sandy disaster on the East coast let us all remember them in our thoughts...I appreciate you al... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 23:52:58 EST new member needs help to download exercise dvd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50898290 Hi, I am a new member who joined several months ago. I lost 5 pounds but did not get serious about weight loss until October. I went to a health fair and got a high reading afte eating a banana and even higher glucose reading after a carb luncheon. So, since my blood pressure was a bit high on the high number, I went to the doctor to reconfirm my previous test in Jan that I have hyperthyroid graves disease. The second test in Oct reconfirmed it so I am now on a diabetic diet and taking me... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:43:00 EST New to spark people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50868334 Hi everyone I am here to meet encouraging people trying to lose weight just like me or maintaining it too!! I have been on many diets before and struggled with them, or lost and gained it all back plus some. I am hoping this site will help me once and for all make the changes I Need for life! I have seen some incredible success stories on here and I hope I can be one of them someday! Any tips are greatly appreciated :) Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:26:04 EST Ms.RossieDavis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50839365 Hello, my name is Rossie. I am interested in The Active Calorie Diet. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:01:32 EST My Name is Becky and I'm a cookie monster. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50823113 I lost 50 pounds on weight watchers 5 years ago and have now gained back 35 of that. I am here to try again. This week I have stuck to the calorie limit pretty well. I have exercised all but two of seven days and I have maintained my weight perfectly. I weigh just what I did on day one. So I didn't gain. Yeah! Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:57:29 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50760656 Hello My name is Connie. I was a member of SP a couple of years ago, but we have done a lot of moving since then. I recently moved to the San Joaquin Valley and was enjoying walking 2 miles a day until my partner (my dog) became ill. She is getting better but not up to the walk yet. I have a lot of weight to lose and that was the first time I have been consistent about exercise. <em>39</em> Well, anyway, I hope I can do better this time. Fri, 9 Nov 2012 16:50:21 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50684612 <BR> Wow I been away for awhile. Sorry for being MIA. I sure miss u all. I been one busy person in and out of town and moving. I had to sell my laptop and other stuff. I thought I might of been kick off from all my teams here on spark. Well I am glad I haven't been. The move went well and we almost settle in the new place. The kids start their new school on Monday which be good. I can get back on track again cause I have gained since. Eating a lot of fast foods and junk and sweets hasn't bee... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 11:01:27 EST Jewelsrealm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50617505 Hi all - just ready to get going on this journey to lose some weight and stay healthy. Day 1 feeling a little overwhelmed but ready to give this site a try! I need to lose about 30 lbs in a healthy way. I lack motivation, but need to get moving before things really get out of hand! Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:29:00 EST im a new spark member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50615751 hi my name is ali i just started i will need some help on what to do Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:56:26 EST Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x50585218 <BR> <em>431</em> <em>419</em> <em>333</em> <BR> <BR> What are your plans for Halloween? I am going to be making a beef stew porridge.) Decorating the hedges with orange & black twinkling lights. A ghost flying in the wind with the help of a blowing fan.) Greet all the trick or treaters with a toothless smile hee hee hee! Carving out a creepy looking pumpkin on my doorstep. So I'm ready for Halloween...What will you be wearing for your costume? Going to a party? Or sta... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 12:04:39 EST Fell off the wagon, its near midnight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50581214 I don't know if anyone else has day's where you walk in the kitchen and nibble, and then eat more, its a binge thing, and it;s late at night. Cant sleep, I even ate choc ice cream, and still fighting to not make my way into the kitchen. I use to tell myself, what's the deal, your already fat, why worry about getting fat . I did good for three day's. It's a kink in my brain pan, not sure how to fix a kink or shut off emotional eating that "shoot self in the foot." Sun, 28 Oct 2012 02:45:56 EST Brand New to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50563146 Hi everyone. I am over weight with fibromyalgia and osteo arthritis. My doctor says I can only exercise in water to save my knees and I am about to join my local YMCA for water workouts and swimming but I am scared to be seen in my swim suit so I just keep putting off the start date. I should be at the age and confidence that it shouldn't matter to me what other people think, but I am very busty along with my over weight body and I'm chicken to show so much of me. Has anyone else felt thi... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:14:58 EST Time 2 Get Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50405436 I am 42 and it is time to change. I was an athlete in college and now I am ashamed of the weight I have gained over the past 20 years. I have a 9 year old son who has autism and a wonderful husband who accepts me for who I am. I fear that I will not be there for them if I don't start losing weight and living a more healthy lifestyle. Most of all I need to do this for myself. Today is day one in my journey Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:11:24 EST New to sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50403954 Hi, I'm Sam. :) <BR> <BR> I was a part of the website myfitnesspal.com about a year ago and lost about 25 pounds doing a combination of super healthy dieting & going to the gym 5 days a week. I'm back up to 166, which isn't the highest I've been but far from where I want to be. My goal is to be 130 by my 22nd birthday on April 18th. Its not going to happen overnight and I'm okay with that. <BR> <BR> So hello sparkpeople! Nice to meet you. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:22:01 EST Hello from Laguna Niguel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50391323 Hey, New to the site. Hoping that this team might have some good ways to connect with local exercise events and exercise buddies. Any suggestions on how I should get started here? Sun, 14 Oct 2012 21:52:26 EST Still just me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50332366 I've spent my entire adult life at the same weight--not a good one--but I felt comfortable in my own skin. I started my weight loss journey in October 2011...sort of by accident. I started walking to combat the stress of raising four crazy kids while enrolled in college full time (better late than never, right!? And isn't it amazing what a fast-paced walk with an ipod can do for your mental state! Who knew?) Anyway, I started to not want that 4th or 5th slice of pizza (who has time to cook!?)... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:13:42 EST New on 10/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50289141 Hi! I had Gastric Bypass Surgery in 2005. I have gained a little bit since goal, and I would like to lose 40 pounds. I am divorced with a 20 year-old son. He leaves in January for the United States Navy. I teach English to eighth graders. I am into music, movies, travel, Alaska, Las Vegas, concerts, NFL, Fantasy Football, science-fiction, Star Trek, roller coasters, amusement parks, coffee, street fairs, Internet research, and doing things with my son. I look forward to knowing you. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 22:22:29 EST This is very late http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50245825 I used this site last year for a while, then gave up on my weight loss! I'm back on track now, and finally getting around to using the full site. It's very helpful! I'm stefanie, I'm 21. I work at a retirement home as a caregiver and a cook :) my work is extremely rewarding. I have piercings and tattoos, and photography and music are big passions of mine. I'm about 30 pounds heavier than where I want to be (I weigh 172 right now) and I'm 5'6. Anyone looking for a conversation buddy or anyone ... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 20:15:27 EST New Spark in the Inland Empire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50217570 Hi, I'm Debra, I live in San Bernardino County / Inland Empire. <BR> I am 61 and have recently had a knee replacement. I am now able to walk and exercise after several years of knee pain. I have really enjoyed getting out and walking again. My goal is to get to normal weight by my 62nd birthday, a gift to myself and my family. Any one else live in the Inland Empire? I would love to have someone to walk and hike with. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 23:53:25 EST Workout Partner Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18639x27971x50137859 Looking for Workout Partner in The Inland Empire. I am in Fontana. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 19:54:49 EST Hello Everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50137490 Just wanted to take a moment to say hello. I am 100% ready to follow this path and get healthy. I appreciate all help and all new friends. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 19:27:44 EST susan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x50126014 hi im new to this ive been trying to lose weight since my son was born he is now 2 yrs old im trying to find a better and healthy way to lose my weight i dont want to use drugs to lose my weight already made that mistake ive been clean goin on 3 yrs now i planned my life on the right path now its time for my to plan a healthy choice for my health if there is anybody out there that understands where im coming from and that can give me tips advise and keep in touch that would be great thank you Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:12:32 EST I can do this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49953892 Hi, my name is Annette, 65 an fat!! Kids grown and out of my house soon..I think...anyways. It's time I take control of what I want for a change! My problem always has been I loose focus. Quit easily..too easily. Need support. And to build my own confidence. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:28:34 EST Hello from L.A! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49938671 Hi, <BR> <BR> Just joined SP today! I live in the Valley are of Los Angeles. <BR> <BR> I'm a single mom of a soon to be 9 year old daughter (this month!!) We recently moved back to this area after living in Dallas Texas for a while. <BR> <BR> Anyways, I've heard wonderful things about SP, so far I really like the lay out of the site and all the different "teams". <BR> <BR> Sandra ;-) Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:13:01 EST Encourage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49922043 Did you know this is National Encouragement week? <BR> <BR> Today is the kickoff to our Week of Encouragement. Send a little word or gesture of encouragement which goes a long way. We all love to be encouraged, and we all need to be encouraged. There’s no better way to start a move of encouragement when you need encouragement than by becoming an encourager yourself. <BR> <BR> Write a note or send a goodie to a spark member. <BR> Kind words are a great way to reach out to a team member who ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:37:14 EST Hello From Leslie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49920467 Hi! How are you? Here I am on this new path and considering if I want to go right or left or the road not taken in the yellow woods. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:35:33 EST New to sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49898166 Hi everyone, <BR> I found this site and so far I think its amazing...very helpful. I am excited and nervous because I feel that I truly have no more excuses left. I am done--ready for the person I know I can be. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:51:54 EST Hi my name is Connie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49879215 Hi, I hope everyone is having a successful day. I live in California on a farm with goats, chickens, llamas, ducks and turkeys. I am an employee of Target. I like working at Target and doing things around the farm. I enjoy sewing. Right now I am working on a felt, sequin stocking. I am married and have 3 kids. My boys 11 and 15 are home and my daughter is married and lives close by. I want to lose about 10 lbs and have tried different ways of losing weight. I think the most effective so far i... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:52:55 EST Goals for September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49871308 Hi my name is Royal, I just joined. My goal this month is to start a healthy eating routine and to excercise daily for at least one hour. Im hoping this time I will stick to this plan and reach my goal of losing 100 pounds by sometime next year! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:17:24 EST Ineed to lose 40 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49865549 Hi my name is Betty an I need to lose 40 pounds an need help. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:47:03 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49863479 I'm here to try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, About a year ago I started a new office job and by Christmas, I had gained about 25lbs. Luckily I no longer work there but the weight has not come off. So now I'm just trying to get back to a healthier weight. My interests include hiking, meeting up with friends and charitable work. I also love music and sports. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:43:58 EST Kay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49862781 I am a 56 year old woman who has struggled with weight issues most of my life. I would like to lose 15-18 pounds, and maintain that weight long term. I want to step up my exercise goals and start cooking again. I lost a lot of interest in cooking and other things when my children "left the nest." I was a pretty good cook, and with winter coming on, I know I should plan how to exercise indoors as well as outdoors, and cook some new great soups, with lots of vegetables. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:01:23 EST john http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49861219 i have been 185 lbs for almost 20 years and i am now 195. I have been working out with weights far more than i use to so my weight has gone up. I would like to get down to 180 lbs. Trying to get sugar items out of the house and curtail wheat products. I new to this site, day 1.kick butt Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:27:33 EST Ready to be COMMITTED!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49816116 Hi All! My name is Jasmine, I am a 24 year woman from San Francisco that has been using SP for over 3 years, off and on. Since graduating from college last year and settling into my "big girl" job I have decided that I need to get committed to creating a whole healthy lifestyle for myself this time. I thought the best way to really get dedicated was to immerse myself into the healthy living community. Good luck to all on completing your weight loss goals! Fri, 7 Sep 2012 14:37:51 EST A Sparkling hug for everyone! Lets keep it going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49814202 You can hug everyone for the day or you can choose a special person to hug. <BR> <BR> I'll start.... <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> To all my fellow Sparkers!! <em>247</em> Fri, 7 Sep 2012 12:07:50 EST brooke6love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49756476 I am a working mom off four, three live with me and my husband and the oldest i see twice a week. Never had a tone of friends growing up. I am a certified nursing assistant. have been i abusive relationships. Also had a child pass away almost seven years ago. Not happy with how my life is. Sleep barely comes because of the hours i work and my families schedules. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:52:36 EST holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49713430 Where oh where did the summer go.....I will be staying in town for the holiday...Bringing the paint brush out on Saturday...A barbrcue is in the works on Sunday,. Will be working on my new exercise program ...I need to get back on track..I had a oh my gosh moment where I felt sorry for myself...I jumped back on board because when life tips it's hat you got grab it and remember it's not about you. You can't change someone else, but you definitely can change you for the better..Care to join me ... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:08:58 EST A Sparkling hug for everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49689373 &#9829;´¨) ¸.• ´¸.•&#9829;´¨) ¸.•*¨)(¸.•´ (¸.•' &#9829; <em>223</em> &#9829;´¨) ¸.• ´¸.•&#9829;´¨) ¸.•*¨)(¸.•´ (¸.•' &#9829; Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:57:05 EST Hey! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49653249 Hello! I am excited to be starting on Spark People! I have heard a lot of good things about this site. <BR> <BR> I really would like at least one (hopefully a few) motivation buddies. Just someone I can message or something if I need a little motivation or pick me up :) <BR> <BR> Also, any tips on navigating the site? Like what are good/ helpful things to utilize on the site and just any general tips? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:32:10 EST Why Do You Love CA? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49652425 Give me one reason why! <BR> <BR> For me, it's the wonderfully diverse cultures! Especially in LA, everywhere you turn is someone from a different background! Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:37:35 EST I am new to this website.....any tips? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49636980 HI, <BR> I am new to this website and I am not sure how to do this as I am still trying to get familiar with the site. Any tips and advice will be helpful. Thanks so much for all your help and advice! Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:16:29 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49633274 I have recently retired and I am looking for some low cost, sites to see in the beautiful state of mine. I am a native born Californian but have worked all my life and now I want to just enjoy. Does anyone have any suggestions for the San Francisco Bay Area? Would love to hear from you!!! <BR> <BR> Jeannie Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:54:20 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49579811 i am a 52 years old woman i am trying to loose weight i heard about your site from my dietician i found so interesting that all your service is for free last month i was hospitalized i had an a fib heart issue my doctor asked me to loose weight i joined your site it been a week i am doing all my best and so far did not loose any thing i even gained 1 pound help me please thank you i can not eat to much of greens i am on coumadin blood thinner thank you. ... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:26:29 EST fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49532284 I had workers at my house this past week and was without the comforts of my house since they pretty much were in most of the rooms at one point..I got out my pedometer & began walking about along with many bottled waters and paced myself. I got in my fitness sat in the shade it was 103 .... <em>377</em> <BR> Did you workout indoors today to avoid the big temps? <BR> How are you managing your fitness schedule on these extremely hot days? Sun, 19 Aug 2012 19:15:30 EST Hello from California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49489194 Hello to Everyone. I'm new to this, so please take that into consideration when you read this. <BR> <BR> When I was a child, my mom worried because I was so thin. The doctor told her not to worry about it, and that when I stopped growing up, I would start growing wide. My mom didn't listen and made me take a tonic every day, anyway. So, here I am now.... 64 years old... and I've been fighting to control my weight most of my adult life. <BR> <BR> I have great hopes for this program, ... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:59:28 EST Are you a Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49476672 Do you have what it takes to be a leader? For years people have been trying to lead others by taking on a position or title without regard to what people really want or need! Luckily I have had the opportunity to share leadership with some of the most influencial, knowledgeable, motivating, sharing, caring and loving people that you'd ever want to meet! <BR> <BR> They spend their time, day in and day out, researching, writing, helping, befriending and caring about people that have become lik... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:06:40 EST Allow Me To Introduce myself. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49433313 I am a 39 year young female. I have had trouble with my weight since I have been around 22 or so. I was always an extremely thin and slightly sickly child. And then I started dating someone who *really enjoyed their food*. Unfortunately, I begin starting to enjoy said food just as much. But, because of my bad knees, hips, and lack of stamina I have never been able to exercise very well. <BR> <BR> Currently I am 230 pounds at 5'9". I have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism. At ti... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 03:39:42 EST Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Wildomar anyone??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49395964 Hi, <BR> I live in Lake Elsinore. I would like to correspond with anyone from my area. Any takers? Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:48:19 EST every one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49343221 your thread messages are amazing every time i go to buy junk i think of every ones words and stop myself thank you! Mon, 6 Aug 2012 23:53:13 EST Motivated Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49326485 The truth is, I've never much thought about what I eat, or how much exercise I'm getting, but I feel like I have always thought about how I look. I'm finally ready to take that step out of denial and put two and two together. I'm 27 years old and ready to start life-long habits that will keep me fit and healthy for a lifetime. <BR> <BR> My Goals: <BR> -Lose 44 pounds in the next 10 months <BR> -Look and feel better in my clothes <BR> -Get back in the habit of regular exercise <BR> -Eat out ... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 23:57:23 EST Monday morning starts a new journey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49324088 Hi my name is Cory and I am really excited to find some people on Spark that have the weight loss goals that I have to help me stay on track. Tomorrow morning begins a new adventure and this time it is going away for good! Sun, 5 Aug 2012 20:50:03 EST Whats up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49318988 I'm finished with the wall washing...I am just about to paint ...great exercise for the loose arms <em>211</em> What are you up to on this hot & gorgeous Sunday? <BR> Are going out? Working around the house? Starting a new goal this week? Sun, 5 Aug 2012 14:15:34 EST One foot infront of the other...baby steps.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49312879 Hi, I'm a 57 year old woman who has decided to take control of my life and start living again.....In the last 3 years life has been rough, my husband passed away , my stepdaughter 6 months later, my mother-in-law 8 months later, my father- in- law 6 months after that and most recently my brother passed away 3 months ago.....yeah rough, but it's time for me to get up and get going....I joined here in May after coming back from dealing with family "stuff" when my brother passed to find that I h... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 01:27:37 EST Movement / Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49297581 What is your favorite activity and or exercise that burns calories? <BR> <BR> What activity or exercise would you do if you had no limitations? <BR> <BR> Is there anything stopping you from exercising 20 minutes every day? <BR> <BR> Do you see exercise as one more thing you don't really want to do or do you look forward to it? <BR> <BR> How creative are you when it comes to burning calories? <BR> <BR> List things you think would be fun that burns calories? <BR> <BR> Are you a doer o... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 22:10:28 EST be my age http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49296810 i am 48 i took a reai age test and my body is 55 i want to be physcial independent for my life time Fri, 3 Aug 2012 21:09:45 EST Here's To Jumping In The Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49275359 My name is Marissa. About 7 years ago, I put all my chips on red, and wouldn't you know that life spun black. I'm not sure if it was depression or apathy, but I kind of stopped caring. About life, about myself. It was pretty selfish of me, I have two kids that I am raising entirely on my own (we're talking NO child support). I used to weigh about 140 (which isn't really good for 5'2", but at least I was content). And now I weigh about 294. I really want to change my life, and grab hold... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 13:40:01 EST chuckle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49196394 I thought we could add a chuckle or two to make us all smile. Great way to get to know one another is to have a good laugh... <BR> .Anything happen lately to you that tickled your funny bone & your itching to give us a chuckle? A story or funny joke you've heard? Perhaps an exercise story or awkward moment? <BR> <BR> some laughs: <BR> <BR> Went to the paper shop - it had blown away. <BR> <BR> I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any. <BR> <BR> I boug... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:43:29 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49136965 Hi! I'm Lindsay. I'm a type 1 diabetic, and from the time I got my first insulin pump I have struggled to keep my weight down. I love the saying "I'm not fat, but I have fat that I need to get rid of" because it fits me to a T! I'm not a fat person, but I sure do have plenty of fat to lose! I'm pretty tall so I "carry it well" whatever that means! I'm looking forward to sticking with this program, and so far (two weeks into it) I've lost 4 pounds and I don't really feel like I'm dieting! I ju... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:55:27 EST Laura C. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49134943 Hello....I am new to Sparkpeople and I must say I am a bit nervous about starting this new journey in my life but it is something I need to do. I want to start living the life I was meant to live. I have a 14 tear old son and he deserves to have the best mom I can be. I have always been on this weught loss rollercoaster and I so want to get off! I need to make this change for me I derserve it!!! I am looking forward to what is ahead of me and meeting new people on Sparkpeople for the support... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:34:34 EST SuccessBoundBe equi--Starting Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49126155 Hi everyone!! Today I made the decision that I must do something positive about my weight and health. I've made this decision so many times before I can't count. Today is going to be different because I am admitting to myself that I can't do it alone. I'm asking for your help. I hope to be part of something much bigger than myself. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:46:57 EST 25 at 260lbs and wanting to lose some. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49109351 I am a 25 year old student that is completing his goals of becoming an Astrophysicist. I am currently at 264lbs and I am feeling the need and urgency of losing some of this weight. This is the heaviest I have ever been and I am becoming a recluse within myself. I am looking to lose weight so that I may be healthier and more confident. I am fighting extreme bouts of depression and self loathing. I am walking at least three miles a day and eating less, however, I am struggling with the depres... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 01:24:20 EST Healthy lifestyle/weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49102437 Hi everyone. My name is Monica. Iam 29 years old. I am 5'2 and weigh 148 lbs. I am currently looking to loose 20 lbs by October. I just joined this site yesterday, and am hoping to achieve this goal and stay motivated. I think that with the support of others and just eating right and exercising, that I can actually achieve it. My ideal weight is 125 lbs. I used to weigh that much about 6 years ago. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 16:20:35 EST Nice To Meet Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49090276 Hi my name is Janet. My co-worker and I have a deal to lose weight by our Christmas Party. And our other co-worker found out about it and introduced us to Spark. I have 50+ pounds to lose, so I don't think I will hit my goal weight by Christmas but I hope to make a dent in my weight loss journey. I am really enjoying this website and I just started reading the book. The thing I enjoy most in my life is doing things with my baby puppy girl Sugar Bear. She is a Yellow Labrador Retriever ... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 18:22:59 EST Back after many years, I don't know where to start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49077812 I joined spark people many many years ago and have not visited the site in many years. I have had some weight loss and weight gain since. I am now slightly heavier than when I signed in last to spark people. <BR> <BR> I really don't know where to start. I'm currently not working (focusing on moving forward in my career) I have a lot of time on my hands but not a lot of motivation, "energy", or belief to move forward. I have started fast walking on a treadmill every morning. My weakness has... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:55:51 EST staying cool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49075060 I was out earlier doing my powerwalk, before the heat set in being it was 99 yesterday..We're having a cool down today..95 <em>246</em> It's really very humid but I don't recall the air where you feel it is an effort to catch your breath. <BR> I just made a pitcher of ice tea in my kitchen window of all places. To think August will be just as hot..... <em>198</em> So how are you holding up? <BR> Any suggestions for the team on ways to stay cool? <BR> My water intake has increased ho... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:12:15 EST Post your favorite Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49071661 <em>252</em> <em>381</em> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:42:32 EST Motojoe0 on my way to highschool weight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49064742 I am finally posting on the message board. This is my third campain to loose but his time I am using gastric sleeve as a tool Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:38:23 EST 246 Names for Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x49044347 I saw this on a SparkFriend's BLOG and thought it might be interesting to others so I'm reposting it on some of my SparkTeams message boards - copied from SALONKITTY's blog 7/18/12 - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976353 </link> <BR> <BR> ***************************** <BR> <BR> The author of this list is Jeremy Goodwin, who is a Houston, Texas chef keeping a Facebook page under the name of "Single Man's Kitchen". Jeremy cooks simple food from ... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:03:18 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49042993 Hi, I'm Leslie....just joined today & wanted some feedback on how everyone likes this site!! Thanks :) Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:16:41 EST Hello from the SF east bay area! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x49029301 1) Preferred Name? Laura <BR> 2) Age? 51 <BR> 3) Married or Single? Married <BR> 4) Kids? 2 bio (boy 24, girl 20) 2 stepsons (31 and 20) <BR> 5) Pet's? Oliver, a westie! <BR> 6) Hometown? Born and raised in the SF east bay area! <BR> 7) I Enjoy? Reading, my kids, my husband, friends, cooking, eating...concerts, TRAVEL <BR> 8) Favorite Food? Really too many to list. <BR> 9) Where Did You Vacation? Road trip to Santa Fe, NM! <BR> 10)Your Dream Destination? South of France <BR> 11)If You Won T... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:46:41 EST New again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48987946 I'm restarting again and this time I'm going to make it. I had my picture taken of my tap recital and decided it was time again. 50 lbs. by next year at this time. I have a plan. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 02:53:46 EST Hello again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48970002 Hi all. I'm hoping to lose about 30 pounds. I'm actually re-joining Spark. Here's to hoping the second time is a charm and I stick with it this time! Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:56:07 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48952037 I was born and raised in So. Calif. I now live the high desert. I love it here! Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:50:09 EST Hello All. Finally decided I can't be 300 + pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48951559 So here I go. Any encouragement would be welcomed. In time I hope to be a source of encouragement for others. First goal is to give up diet soda and the second is to actually use my gym membership. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:00:58 EST Quick Warmup ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48937837 I have noticed my energy level is a bit lower this month and it seems to take a little more to get me going during my workouts. I always start my workout every day with 20 minutes of yogilates. On days that I try to skip it I don't get far into my workout before I notice a tweak or a pull on a muscle or joint so I just do the yogilates first every time to stretch out my muscles and get ready. I have especially noticed though that on cardio days it takes me 2 -10 minute workout videos (that... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:28:41 EST Erica http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48918699 Hello every one my name is Erica and I am new on this site. I am 20 years old and weight 157. I am 4'11 so im obesed..Im really excited and motivated to loose weight. My goal is to weight 120 lbs. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:46:46 EST Hello Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48898309 I am starting spark people again. I am definitely motivated to work on making time in my busy busy schedule but I know that once I get a routine down, I will have so much more energy and feel much better about myself overall! Hello everyone! I am looking forward to utilizing the support from this site! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 10:42:32 EST heat wave http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48893887 This week will be a scorcher so be sure to bring extra water, wear a hat & sunglasses..I tend to go before the heat or when it cools down to exercise..How about you? <BR> Do you choose your time wisely during a heat wave to exercise? Or stay home turn on the A/C & exercise with a video? Mon, 9 Jul 2012 03:17:55 EST dns walware alert http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48876370 Better to be safe than to have this happen. Now nearly 5 years old, DNS Changer will infect hundreds of thousands of computers. If you've unfected,you may lose your Internet connection on Monday. <BR> Read the FAQ to learn what this malware is and how to stop it. <BR> <BR> <link>download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-574671<BR>64-12/what-the-dnschanger-malware-is-a<BR>nd-why-you-should-care-faq/?tag=FD.epic </link> <BR> Sat, 7 Jul 2012 22:55:04 EST New to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48875992 I am a 38 year old wife and mother of 3 young boys, which includes a set of twins. My husband just retired after 32 years of teaching and I am heading back to the classroom this fall as a second grade teacher. I am planning on running a half marathon with a younger, stronger friend in early November and I am way behind schedule in training; however, I am excited to report that my last day of work with my current agency is this upcoming Friday, so I hope to use this time off from work to devel... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 22:32:44 EST Reached My Limit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48851442 Hi, my name is Julie and I live in Southern California. I just joined Spark People and am learing my way around I never had a weight problem until my late 30s early 40s when I gained 30 lbs. I was able to lose it using an early plan of Weight Watchers. In my late 40s I had a series of lifte events happen to me and the way I coped was to eat. The problem was that I did not stop when I gained 30 lbs. this time. I kept going and going until I weigh 280 lbs. at 56 years old. I just complete... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 08:31:11 EST The 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48803594 <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> I'll be close to home for the 4th..I have all my grocery shopping done for our barbecue..We don't have to go far for fireworks, the neighbors on the other street put on quite a display. Going to bring the bikes out earlier in the day and take a spin at the park. How about you? <BR> Are you having a big celebration on the 4th? Will you be staying home just relaxing on the 4th? <BR> Or will you be going out of town? <BR> <BR> <em>23... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 03:43:34 EST Mary Jo Has Plan for Improved Health! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48802761 Hello Spark People: My plan is to follow the guidelines from Dr. Bruce West (Pragmatic Medicine) for improving joint health. This includes a diet for arthritis, phytonutrients, and strength building. Weight loss is a by-product of the Plan. I am trying to avoid another knee surgery even though I have a bone-on-bone condition in the right knee. I am a 68 year young retiree, and I am determined to regain my health. I have reduced the number of pharma drugs and have long used alternatives ... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 00:49:16 EST wash & wax http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48756936 I wash & lightly wax the suv every other week for dh great exercise but. . I am exhausted it takes me 30 minutes. I have to admit it looks pretty darn nice when it's finished. How about you? <BR> Do you exercise washing & waxing the car? <BR> Take it to the car wash? Or let the rain take care of the washing of the car? Sat, 30 Jun 2012 01:10:49 EST So Cal Bass Fisherman new to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48755235 Hi. <BR> I have about one hundred pounds to lose and my favorite activity is fishing! And not the sitting kind. I angle for big ol' bass and want to be competitive...so losing the padding would help that. <BR> I joined SparkPeople to track my weight loss and find new activities I can share with my wife. She is the sitting kind of fisherman...she catches trout from the shore. Not much sport in that...LOL. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> <em>492</em> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:22:19 EST Dayna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48740404 HI My name is Dayna I joined for health reasons. I was looking at different sites on the internet and sparks looked like it offered what all i was needing. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:13:23 EST Struggling!! Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48711297 I need help! On menopause and battling weight gain I just can't seem to get off. I started seriously working out and changed diet a month ago and have only noticed weight gain. I understand the muscle thing, but I've been walking 2-3 miles every other day and 6 miles on the weekends and have only managed to lose 1 pound. Any suggestions? Wed, 27 Jun 2012 03:15:56 EST Hi I'm new :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48677757 I am a 28 year old Christian female, looking for support and knowledge so I can grow as a Christian and lose weight and be happy and healthy... Whew what a run on sentence that was :) Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:36:20 EST lets do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48676828 im new to spark and slowly discovering all the neat things it offers. if anyone has any advice i would love some! im in my 20's and trying to get back to my confident, healthy, athletic self. I can no longer fail. Too tired of hating my body! Sun, 24 Jun 2012 23:04:21 EST On my way to the old me :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48675351 What a struggle. Life, weight. Ups and downs. It sure has been fun though. But I miss the athletic teen and early twenty year old I used to be. With a top weight of 313 pounds and lowest weight of 160. I have tried alot of things but the one thing that I was never willing to let myself do. Was become an athlete again. I never saw it like that, until recently and the thought alone helps to motivate me. It also keeps me going when I have hit a long plateau. Like right now, I am going on 2 weeks... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 21:20:05 EST weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48655779 I am enjoying a relaxing weeekend at home. I am going to a movie later on. Sunday going to the beach for a long walk. I love to soak in the sea air, it makes whatever is ahead go much better. How about you? <BR> Will you be doing outdoor fun? Plans to go to anywhere fun? <BR> Or no just kickin it at home.... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:05:26 EST Hiii from Katie in Germany http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48640608 Hi there! I am studying abroad in Germany, and will be back in CA soon! The year has been awesome, but I have spent a lot of time indoors or sitting around, making me lazy and tired...Now I really want to strengthen my legs and lose weight in my tummy! I have been working with kids off and on, and will be getting my teaching credential next year, so I'd really like to feel able to run around and play with the kids more! Plus, I really feel like I am at my prime age-wise, and I do not think i... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:14:12 EST I am new here and trying to start over. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48639084 I am a newly divorced mother of two boys. I am trying to lose the weight after my most recent child who is eight months old. I am working on myself so I can get over a divorce that happened nine months ago. He left me for someone younger and I need to feel good about myself again and I think it will be easier if I look and feel better about my weight. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:23:10 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48627124 This is my fourth day on this site i think its amazing and so helpful. I am trying to lose 30 pounds i know i can do it i just need to stick to this website and continue on my journey to a healthier life. Good luck everyone! :) Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:07:46 EST About me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48626055 Hi I am new here.I am a married stay at home mother of 6 kids.I am trying to lose weight and get in shape but I have a hard time doing so.I am a smoker and I have a very high stress level.I have very poor self body image about myself and a low energy level.I do not have any friends and I have no one to help motivate me so things are pretty hard for me.I think all I need is someone to help motivate me on a daily basis.My husband works long hours so he can't really help that much but he try's j... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:05:55 EST Just saying hi... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48625427 Just saying hello...this site is awesome...good luck with your goals! Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:11:41 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48603616 Hello my name is Ashley im trying to loss 40 pound by november...hope i can do it!!! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 04:03:57 EST Cardio barre/body bliss challenge anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18639x27971x48567712 I'm looking for anyone to join me on the 21 day detox challenge by holistic nutritionista. I love dairy, coffee, &grains, so I'm pretty nervous but love cardio barre&am willing to take the plunge. Thnx Sun, 17 Jun 2012 20:08:59 EST Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48565257 I just made a huge breakfast for my dh....What are you doing to honor a Fathe,r husband, or a friend on his special day? Sun, 17 Jun 2012 16:06:34 EST hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48530688 hi, my name is ikram im 23 years old im a new member on sparkpeople and i really like it i just need some support to keep going .. thank u alllll ^_^ Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:26:02 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48520411 Hello, I'm new to the website and looking forward to a new beginning and losing weight with the motivation of others! Wish everyone here the best of luck and great health :-) Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:17:05 EST New here but have been struggling for years http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48495124 Ok so let's get this over with. I have tried diet program after diet program and random other odd idea...off course these have all failed. Which is why I am here with all you lovely folks. My weight has now ballooned completely out of control and I have got to get a handle on this. I have only done my weight loss attempts solitary. Never with support or any real form of accountability which I am sure has made it easier for me to not follow through but that is a whole other issue. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:34:25 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48477831 Hi I'm Jo and I am new to this site. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:17:16 EST Starting... Again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48468886 Hi evetyone in new to this site and very intrstead in what it has to offer. Im not new to the game of getting healthy or dropping lbs ive done it my entire life let me say... It sucksi really want this to be it though so what every hwlp u have to offer ill glady take it.. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 02:08:24 EST Journey to a healthier me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48467221 Hello my name is Silvia this is the first time I have ever joined an online community, but I thought this would be a great way to be held accountable in my journey for a healthier me. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:54:21 EST a work in progress..new beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48448958 Looking forward getting to know you and learning new facts and behaviors to be successful. Thanks for the help in advance. Jean Sat, 9 Jun 2012 15:54:31 EST a work in progress..new beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48448951 Looking forward getting to know you and learning new facts and behaviors to be successful. Thanks for the help in advance. Jean Sat, 9 Jun 2012 15:54:30 EST a work in progress..new beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48448943 Looking forward getting to know you and learning new facts and behaviors to be successful. Thanks for the help in advance. Jean Sat, 9 Jun 2012 15:54:29 EST Hello Ya'll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48446138 I am so excited to be a part of this community!! I am here to track my weight loss journey and get motivation!! I have lost 20 lbs so far since I started 2 months ago ... It's a big lifestyle change and I finally am loving myself and enjoying life in the here and now!! Live life to the fullest, keep on keeping on and Stay focused!! Sat, 9 Jun 2012 11:09:34 EST Ready for a major change!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48442153 Hello my name is Tiffany I have 50 pounds to lose and I am motivated to do it!! I knew I was over weight but when I read OBESE I realized I needed a real life long term change so here I am to get started! I would love to make some friends along the way to work towards our goals together! Sat, 9 Jun 2012 02:10:12 EST vacation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48440272 Vacation time is approaching..Have you made any reservations? <BR> <BR> Where are you going on your vacation? Or no I will be staying home this summer... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 22:54:49 EST ollo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48405603 Hi, My name is Racheal I am new to sp and my biggest goal is to learn to eat period. I can go for days without eating, so my problem isn't eating food my problem is not eating food. So hopefully I will be able to learn how to eat and lose. Thank you <BR> Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:45:46 EST No more excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48396508 I'm new to this site and to the idea of joining an online-support community for help and motivation. I have some medical issues that limits my activity level and take medications that cause weight gain. I've gained 55 pounds over the last few years and have used my limitations as an excuse. Finally I have decided to make the commitment to do something. NO MORE EXCUSES! Wed, 6 Jun 2012 02:37:31 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48315159 Im so exited to have found spark people, I have truly felt alone in my weight loss journey, being the only one in my family with weight issues I have had no one to turn to. I'm hoping I can find inspiration an guidance from all of you. Thu, 31 May 2012 19:36:44 EST moment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48303405 When was the last time you had a great moment that made you feel amazed & proud? <BR> What was the moment? Or no not lately... Thu, 31 May 2012 02:20:35 EST The fat back & I'm want say good bye forever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48285099 Hi, everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Sara and I'm like everyone else here, tired of the fat. So I decided tonight is the night, I say enough is enough, and say sorry hubby the fat is going bye-bye. I am prior USN, so I know how tough it is to go to military to civilian life style and what follows and what doesn’t follow you when you leave. If there are prior squids trying to do this to, let me know because I’m going to need all the help or ideas I can get. <BR> <BR> Take Care, <BR> Sar... Tue, 29 May 2012 21:39:43 EST GOOD WORKOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48283811 Holy workout. I just finished doing the SparksPeople day one 12 minute bootcamp. Twice. Then I did the 12 minute low impact cardio video and I followed that with the 20 minutes Yogilates routine. I tried doing the Hemalyaa Bollywood dance intense cardio video after that but it was a little too advanced for me and the evil lady on the video kept laughing with each painful move so I quit that after 3.53 minutes. Almost an hour long workout today total WOOHOO! Tue, 29 May 2012 20:10:31 EST Looking for 60-somethings in California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48277849 Hello, <BR> <BR> I live in Sacramento, California and was just introduced to SparkPeople yesterday. I'm wondering if there's anyone on this Spark California team who lives nearby, and if there are any seniors. Hoping to hear from you about your success on SparkPeople, and especially your fitness/exercise methods. I NEED some motivation! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 29 May 2012 12:18:22 EST Not really new, but starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48277447 I have decided to start this all over again. I quit around the first of the year because I moved across the country and was just eating like crap. But I now have a clear cut goal. I want to look good in a wedding dress by the beginning of March of 2014. I figure that gives me plenty of time to lose 100+ lbs, don't you? Also, we're taking my son to Disneyland for his 10th birthday and I would like to be able to at least walk around the park without having to sit down a million times. He'll be ... Tue, 29 May 2012 11:52:22 EST When is a safe time to try running/ jogging? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48257106 I haven't run since my senior year of high school and I gained a lot of weight in the least few years so now even though I recently started walking 2 to 3 miles-- I am worried about if and when it will be safe for me to start running or jogging. I had an accident when I was 17 that totally tore my acl--- I can't really jump. My knee is so bad and if I land on my feet wrong I could pop it out of place (so painful). Are there any strength training exercises I could do to help me be able to run/... Mon, 28 May 2012 00:16:58 EST New and Excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48245060 Does anyone know how to add fitness event you're doing to your profile for tracking? I'd love some help and teammates if you'd like! Sun, 27 May 2012 02:38:20 EST plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48233815 My plans for the holiday weekend is taking it easy and having a barbecue..What are your plans? <BR> <BR> Going on an outing? Or no I'm relaxing no plans.. Sat, 26 May 2012 02:17:33 EST Hello from SoCal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48233758 Hello :) My name is Heather and I live in Southern California. I just got married in March to a wonderful man! I teach English Composition at the college level and I absolutely adore teaching. I find it to be such a rewarding career. I am a vegetarian and adore animals. I am here because I'm having trouble getting back to where I was on a fitness and healthy eating level. My healthy lifestyle went on the wayside during wedding planning and pretty much left after the wedding, honeymoon, moving... Sat, 26 May 2012 01:55:11 EST This is Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48228827 Hey everyone, I'm a lady that has to lose weight because of my knee has become a real issue. I have over an 100 pounds ot lose. But I'm back in the gym lifting weight two times a week with a workout buddy. Now I'm working on my cardio part the other days. Since I have been through the weight loss mill, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutra System, LA Diet ( dropped the T = die) Egg and grapefruit, South Beach, Aktins, very short live on this one. I have try most of them at point or the other... Fri, 25 May 2012 16:31:12 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48213464 Hi all new to this site! I hope I can really start making healthy changes in my life!! Thu, 24 May 2012 14:11:34 EST To my African American Sisters (Hair Question) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48183903 This is a weird question, but I'll ask anyway... <BR> <BR> After working out, and sweating, my hair gets dry and dull and looses its bounce. Before I started working out, my hair was always shiny, silky and healthy looking. <BR> <BR> Have you ladies mastered a way to protect your hair from the dryness from exercising (sweat)? I would like to have beautiful hair and a beautiful body at the same time. But as of now, I have no idea how to get the best of both worlds. I hate having to choose be... Tue, 22 May 2012 14:05:39 EST energy boost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48177447 What is it you do to keep your energy going? <BR> <BR> Some helpful hints to help keep you on track... <BR> <BR> 1 Eat less "white food". Cut down or cut out sugar, and substitute pasta and rice, etc., for veggies and protein. You will find that you feel more energetic and able to do more. <BR> <BR> 2 Eat less. Eat until you feel you have had enough but not until you are full. Digesting food is the most energy-consuming body process! Eating less leaves you with more energy to do importa... Tue, 22 May 2012 04:18:09 EST Myfitnesspal ...thoughts, comparisons, etc. ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48158998 I think I've been a member on Sparkpeople for about 3 years now. I'm not the most active member, aka I don't always post on the message boards and I often forget to log my exercise, but I use it almost daily. Well I had a "girls night" last weekend, and my friend that came over has been losing weight and requested some "healthy foods" while she was here. As I pulled out my delicious and fresh veggie trays ;) , I asked her how she lost weight. She told me MyFitnessPal helped her a lot. Well..... Sun, 20 May 2012 22:24:14 EST page? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27971x48146154 I love my Spark page I've changed the look.. I want it to be a place where I can be motivated as well as sending a positive feeling to other spark friends that visit my page..How about you? <BR> <BR> Are you satisfied with the look and message on your Spark page? If you decided to make a change what would you do to make it different? Change a title or name change? Sat, 19 May 2012 22:47:03 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27971x48127326 I'm a long time sparkpeople but never joinned in on the community. This is all new to me and i'm nervous but i decided to just go for it. wish me luck :0 Fri, 18 May 2012 13:05:51 EST