SparkPeople 50+ Females! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32 We're a group of "finely aged" women are are determined to live our lives getting and staying fit, healthy and active! Join us and remember, 50+ Ladies ROCK THEIR WORLD! SparkPeople 50+ Females! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32 Hello Newbie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x58913619 Hi my name's Ann and I live in England. Found this site via a google search on weight resources so though I'd give it a try. <BR> <BR> I'm 53 and have been trying to lose weight for a good while. However working full time and the many stresses that come with my job cause me to comfort eat. However, I am determined to get back on track as my eldest daughter has just announced she's getting married in May 2016 so that gives me a chance to lose my weight at a steady rate which is best for keep... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:59:11 EST Hi from Spokane, WA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x58794957 Hi there, I'm Shanna (pronounced Shauna). As my profile describes (and like most of you), my weight has been up and down over the years. I'm 5'4" and have a small frame. My highest weight was 180 back in 2005, slowly lost and then eventually learned to maintain around 135 for a couple of years, then around 145 for a few more years. A year ago a quit my job to stay home and homeschool our 12 yr old (almost 13 year old) twin girls. Being home has been wonderful, but it's too easy to snack,... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:08:20 EST Hello to All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x58730360 My name is Diana. I recommitted to SP in Sept of this year. Things went really well for the first three months then nothing. I have a problem staying within my calorie range and just have to be more disciplined. I also wonder if my age is playing a part in not losing as easily. I hope to get to know everyone and have some success together. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 13:31:49 EST New to The Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x58715109 I am new to the team. I live in Ms. I am 50 and I live on a farm. I work full time in retail. My favorite exercise is walking. I am looking for a team that can get me motivated and to finds friends along the way. To help me along the way as I will be their for them. <BR> <BR> Liiz Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:46:24 EST New To Team But Not To Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x58664927 Hi my Name is Beth and I am 55 will be 56 on Sept 9. I have been on Sparks for 5 years now and have lost 145 pounds and still have more to lose. I am looking for an active team that I can give encouragement and support to in their goals while I am working toward my goal and maybe get some encouragement in my goals as well. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:56:46 EST July Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x58526520 We are going to start chatting here! Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:11:29 EST New to Team, but not to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x58523396 Hi, I'm Rita.... I've been with SP since last August. <BR> Was looking for a new team to join that I thought would be active and social - <BR> And this one appealed to me :) <BR> Looking forward to meeting you :) <BR> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:55:30 EST checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x58362248 I can't even remember when the last time I checked in was, but I'm still here doing what I'm supposed to do! I made a commitment on October 15th to work out every day and did really well until I got a virus the first weekend in June. I had to take a week off after being knocked off my feet by fatigue and the rest of what goes along with a yucky virus. I have a new appreciation for people who struggle with health issues. It was really no fun!!! I got back on track though and still working o... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:04:01 EST I am determined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x58334595 <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> This looks like the place for me to find some much needed encouragement and support in my journey. I'm a "fiftysomething" from NJ who is determined to lose weight and maintain the loss. A positive outlook helps! Have a great "Sparking" day everyone! Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:40:48 EST Back at Sparks to try this again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x58312144 Hi y'all! I have done WW, and Sparks - up until about a year and a half ago. Thats when I started with severe foot pain (was eventually diagnosed with a tarsal coalition, which I am learning to deal with now) and that sort of side-tracked me for quite awhile. AND contributed to packing on a few more pounds - that's why I back here once again! Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:08:51 EST Beginning again - and hopeful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x58162939 Hello Everyone - I am beginning again (*sighs*), but I am hopeful that I will find success. I am an emotional eater. I know we all have things we deal with in our lives and for me I eat too much trying to find comfort somehow. We know that doesn't work, of course - it only makes things worse. I am often very depressed because I have to stay married for financial reasons (for now at least) to a man who cheated on me. He's a narcissistic pig who thinks he can do anything because if he can ... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:57:08 EST Like my whole life's a "plateau" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x58113456 I don't know if it's just "today." <BR> <BR> Feeling fed up. <BR> <BR> Grocery shop tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 22:57:25 EST How many miles will you walk in June? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=396x32x58087441 I managed just over 42 mi during the month of May. So I'm going to target 50 as my miles for June. Here goes... <BR> <BR> 6/2 - 2 mi (32 min) Mon, 2 Jun 2014 18:58:51 EST June Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x58073690 Already!! Sun, 1 Jun 2014 16:53:54 EST Saying "Hi" :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x58035953 I am an almost 55 year old, who wants to feel as wonderful physically as I do mentally. Hoping you all can encourage me and cheer me on! Thu, 29 May 2014 08:13:28 EST Trying Sparks again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57993675 Hi Everyone: I have just rejoined Sparks and determine to make it right this time. I will be 52 tomorrow May 26th. I have type 2 diabetes and my last check up in April-everything was good:-) Would appreciate all the help I can get to lose all this weight. Sun, 25 May 2014 14:22:59 EST Gosh, I need more CARDIO... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x57885578 I like SOME cardio, but looks like I need to get more. <BR> <BR> And, generally speaking, right now I'm just not "feeling" it. <BR> <BR> What to do? <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading!! Thu, 15 May 2014 17:35:57 EST Hello from the (UAE) United Arab Emirates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57883023 Hello from the UAE. Thu, 15 May 2014 12:04:23 EST Hello from Alabama http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57824213 <em>30</em> I started Spark People a couple of days ago and so far, so good. I am a 55 year old who needs to lose 40 pounds. I had been successful on Weight Watchers in the past, but am so tired of counting points! This is the heaviest weight I have ever been. It has creeped on in the past 5 years, partly from major life events - remarriage, new job. I was married for 29 years to a man who was very health conscious and placed a great deal of pressure on me to stay a certain size, pre... Sat, 10 May 2014 09:11:07 EST May Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x57717191 Unbelievable, but it is May already!! And very jot here in California. Thu, 1 May 2014 12:38:58 EST "Step" into May Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=396x32x57685196 I know a number of you walk, run & ride. Since I'm not much of a social media person, I thought we could provide a spot to log your daily accomplishments. This puts us on track with the Spark People May Challenge. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=step_into_may_with_a_new_challenge </link> <BR> <BR> Keep track here daily, and then if you want, post how many miles you accomplished during the whole month--on May 31st! <BR> <BR> Here's to moving fo... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:52:51 EST ban CocaCola http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x57654401 Please watch this! <BR> <BR> copy and paste into your browser!!! <BR> <BR> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=278<BR>427558992227&set=vb.144320512402933&ty<BR>pe=2&theater Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:42:48 EST learning about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57627953 When I was young I always said I would never be fat like most of my family members. when I was fifteen I would eat two big macs with double fries. I was over weight and never had an energy. when we would run at school I was last or next to last out of my class. As a child though I road my bike everywhere or else I would walk everywhere which kept the weight off, but when we moved to the east side of town there was very few places to walk to or ride too. at that point I began to put on weight.... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:14:14 EST High Levels of Estrogen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x57594520 I wasn't really sure which group may have the answer I am looking for, but I figured I would start here. I am not in fact 50+, I am 27 and have extremely high levels of estrogen. The internet has so many conflicting solutions for this problem I really want to know if anyone has battled with this and how to win! I read progesterone is a natural estrogen blocker, can anyone confirm that information is true? <BR> I went off my birth control last year since my love and are planning on having chi... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:10:04 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57579253 Hi everyone <BR> I've been on a weight loss all my life with big and small loses. I need all the tools available to make a permanent change. I envision a life where I am healthy, strong and full of energy. I know that if I keep doing what I've done, my life will be short lived. So I'm getting up once again and see if I can finally find that life that I've envisioned. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:12:09 EST Return to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57471200 Hi my name is Jill. I feel like it is really hard to lose weight after 50...but it doesn't have to be that way, Right? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:46:07 EST Marianne, S. Florida, Career Dieter!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57448752 Hi all... I say I am a career dieter because I go up and down over and over. I had gastric bypass surgery 7 years ago and lost 113#, but over the last 3 years, I have put back on 44 of it. I am trying to stop the cycle. So, one of the things I really have never tried are the message boards and am wondering how these boards have helped. I am a single woman, so keeping on track is a lonely proposition. I guess I am looking for support and ideas from all of you.... I am actually foll... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:44:45 EST Newbie, but feel like an oldie... ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57437649 Hope to learn a lot of useful info, and enjoy being apart of the group. I am 52. married for 28 years this July 3. Happily married. 2 children, son by my first marriage and daughter from this marriage. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:47:50 EST I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57410701 Just joined Spark and want to learn and join as much as I can! Sun, 6 Apr 2014 17:05:17 EST new to this board. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57362630 Hi everyone I am new to this board and am restarting spark I have been on spark for a while but have just restarted. I want to lose around 50 lbs. Right now my goal is to be 199 by aug 4th. I am trying to exercise for 30 min five to six days a week. Thanks to everyone out there. Have a great day. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 19:13:26 EST April Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x57345777 no Fools! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:56:20 EST A new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57331725 Hi Everyone - Here I go again! Time to focus on myself again, so I today I refreshed all of my information and started logging my food intake again. I'm 52 and have a goal of losing 55 pounds by February of 2015. Thanks in advance for your advice and support. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:23:24 EST Love to join the team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57248666 <em>213</em> I have started Spark team to calculate my calorie in take and found the most wonderful site I could have joined. Everyone seems so nice and supportive. Good to know I'm not along out here. The video's of the exercises can keep running while you actually do them, making me feel like I have someone I'm doing them with. <BR> My goal is to lose 2 lbs. per week by July. Totally 30 lbs. I have gone cold turkey on the vegan way to a healthy diet. My first week has been an adventure... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:44:44 EST Another newby saying hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57232636 New to the group. Decided to join some groups to help keep me motivated. I only have another lb to lose before I go into maintenance mode, but I WILL go into maintenance mode this time. I've NEVER had this much trouble losing weight!! Must be my age catching up with me. At any rate I've decided if I'm going to start eating healthier, to help with the rest of my life, I best get off my B-hind NOW! lol! I didn't realize until the other day, when I started seriously tracking nutrients, just how ... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:46:11 EST I'm new too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57203236 I joined Spark years ago, but have never really taken it seriously. This time is different because my health is involved. Looking for friends to encourage and be encouraged by. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:51:45 EST Finally getting around to introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57160277 Hello all! I am a 55-year-old mom to a 17-year-old. Currently half employed and looking. I teach swimming which I love and was laid off my full time job two weeks ago. Trying to stay positive about this and knowing it's a good thing, but struggling with it, also. I could so easily go down the poor me road and also be really angry about it. <BR> <BR> I have a menagerie of pets, two dogs, two cats and two rabbits. I volunteer for a breed rescue, where I foster, attend events and edit a blog. ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:00:21 EST New Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57152987 Hello everybody! I'm Donna. I'm not new to SparkPeople, but I am looking for new friends to journey with! I'm doing challenges, but the weight loss is slow! I figured other ladies my age might be having the same problem. I'm 58 and have been post-menopausal for 8 years. HELP! Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:33:54 EST Hello! I am 58 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x57127487 I have been taking care of myself and loving the spark people site. <BR> I am an artist and I see a few creative people here on spark! Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:47:58 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57113136 Hi All, I just turned the Big 50 this past November. I"m trying to get into good habits like tracking food and fitness. I'm one whose been on Spark (and WeightWatchers) before, but now I'm back with a serious mission -- losing it, and keeping it off. But, first I have to lose it .... <BR> Cheers! Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:07:17 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57019197 I'm Connie from Western NY. This will be the last year of my 40s, as I will turn 50 in December. As I get older, I'm feeling the effects of carrying around too much weight. I'm currently on medication for diabetes and high blood pressure, and I don't want to be dependent on these medications for the rest of my life like so many members of my family and friends. I want to age as gracefully-and painlessly-as possible and there's no way to do that while carrying the weight of nearly two adults.... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 18:49:15 EST Alikat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x57008258 I need help! I am a yoyo dieter and have recently been on a non stop eating binge! Tue, 4 Mar 2014 22:08:39 EST March Chat 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x56976405 Here it is March 2nd already!! Weather here in Socal is still cold, but we are now cloudy instead of rainy. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 15:45:29 EST Hi I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56960011 Hi <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Kathryn, I am 57 years old and live in <em>67</em> CA with my hubby. I am not new to Spark have been on here a little over two years. I just found your team today and thought it looked active and I would like to join. I am very active exercise wise. I have two exercise streaks going one is to do 100 push ups at a time. I do my push ups every day and started with doing only 3 and have worked that up to doing 65 at a time. My other streak is so climb ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 09:52:04 EST Movie/Actor/Mov ie/Actor/ETC... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19993x32x56950235 The Big Chill Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:13:20 EST self starter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56934491 Seems I am alone on this journey of my 50 lbs weight loss and exercise fitness. I start out with a exercise buddy and they give up. This makes me alone again with self motivation. I am thankful for spark people and this group. Don't think I could do it without you!! Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:18:05 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x56921482 Hi everyone. I hope you're having a good day. We are finally getting some rain this week in Southern Cal. I am very excited!! I planted all of my spring flowers in time for the rain. Today I am going to ride my bike for an hour before I get my day started..Lots to do..puppy play date! Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:35:34 EST Goal for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x56882614 I am starting a goal for each day. Todays goal is to hit the Farmers Market and make a salad for lunch containing 5 fruits and veggies! Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:39:15 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56850364 Hi all, I just joined a few days ago. I need to get back in control of my life. since retiring I have slacked off on monitoring my food and exercise but now its time to get back on track. I live full time in my RV and travel quite a bit. right now we are in Texas. I just started a Bootcamp challenge to try to get back in the habit of exercise. I'm looking forward to support and motivation. <BR> <BR> <BR> Edit My Post Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:17:11 EST Get Up Off The Couch and MOVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56848673 Hi! I'm new to the team, but not Sparkkpeople. I've been slacking a bit, and need to get back to taking care of myself not with just eating right, but by moving more with exercising. <BR> <em>357</em> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:28:47 EST New to this team,But not to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56714862 Been a member for many years, but been away a good long while...5years ago I was 2lbs, away from goal and life hit hard taking care of my Mom, well after 19 months she passed and I regained 40 lbs and then peri-menopause and menopause....I cannot get this weight off now!! Married, 4grown Daughters, I work in school food service and I Love the outdoors! Sun, 9 Feb 2014 22:27:13 EST "Work Out NOW for that Reunion/Special Event"!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=396x32x56708268 New thread, y'all, for all of us with special events and/or reunions coming up! (Hopefully NOT tomorrow...?) Got to give ourselves TIME to get this done. <BR> <BR> WHAT EVENT(S) ARE YOU GETTING IN SHAPE FOR?? <BR> <BR> My class reunion is September 2014, so I'm getting ready from NOW. I figure I have JUST ENOUGH TIME to do this up right, and pick out the outfit I really want to wear! <BR> <BR> Right now, usually I'm doing one or two 10-15 minute workouts per day, or a 25 to 30-minute... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:58:32 EST Hi Everyone & Happy Sunday! (Newbie)... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56706472 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm so glad to have found this organization - very timely! <BR> <BR> I'm a dietitian yet have been a yo yo dieter for most of my life :-(. <BR> <BR> Menopause (it is all girls here right??!) has hit me like a freaking freight train. Metabolism totally stalled out, not to mention all the other glorious associated symptoms. Gained 25 lbs last summer and cannot shift it - diet, exercise etc. Had hormone screen last week - results within the next week. Suspect hypothyroidism.... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:19:17 EST New Team Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56686788 Hello Everyone! <BR> I just started officially today and so far I like the enthusiasm on this sight. When I turned 50 a couple of years ago I had a total hysterectomy two weeks before my 50th birthday. (What a CRUSHER!) Before I left the hospital my doctor told me I would definitely gain weight and I did; 35 lbs. I know it was not from the procedure but from letting me feel sorry for myself. Anyway, it's way past time for me to get back into shape and prove that doctor WRONG! <BR> ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 16:57:05 EST Newbie to the group-not a newbie to the site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56677965 Hi everyone. I just jumped to the big 5-0 in October during a very rough period in my life. At that time I was walking 6-8 miles a day and doing well with my weight loss (almost 30 lbs since July). I went down to almost no "extra" exercise and very little sleep until my Mom lost her battle with cancer in December. January hasn't been better. So I'm recommitting this month. Nice to join this team. Thu, 6 Feb 2014 22:56:24 EST Greetings One and All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56657386 I've been on Sparkpeople on and off for 2 years, but now I'm Fifty & Fabulous! I am back and hit the ground running. 10 lbs down since the start of the year. Looking forward to chatting with you all! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:17:05 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56632074 <BR> ~HI~ My name is Deby... I am 55 years young... I am in the Process of reaching my final goal weight... it has been a very long journey... <BR> <BR> ~I have a wonderful husband and 3 AWEsome adult Sons who now have families of their own.~ I am soooooooooooo Very BLESSed ~ <BR> <BR> ~I am looking forward to sharing with the team~ Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:32:23 EST February Chat 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x56605550 WOw--time marches on!! Sat, 1 Feb 2014 17:05:27 EST First Day !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56562704 Hello All, <BR> When I turned 50 seams like weight just started to add on! any tips to help get off 50 lbs would be greatly appreciated. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:12:40 EST hello Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56544908 Hello my name is mary jane I am from New Hampshire a mother of 3 with a wonderful husband who supports me . Afew years ago everything changed in my life and gues what I gained 40 lbs. I broke my ankle and then developed clots and then a nerve disorder. I cannot take the cold anymore but still get out to walk my two dogs 3 times a day. I have promised myself that I will lose the weight and keep it off this time and stick to my plans and goals. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:00:51 EST New Team Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56507043 Hi everyone! I'm back to Spark after years of being in and out. I never used the forums much the first time around. Going to give it a try this time around and this looks like an active forum. I'll be 55 next week and it's past time to get this old body back in shape! Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:10:44 EST What will you do today to help you reach your goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56506658 I'm sitting here drinking my coffee thinking about getting my workout clothes on and doing my strength routine! Yikes! Some days I'd rather be a couch potato. <em>211</em> <BR> I haven't missed a day of working out since October 15th and a couple of days ago I thought, "nobody will know if I take the day off..." Well, that kind of thinking will help me put pounds on instead of help me become the healthy person I want to be....watch out for the couch potato monster! :) <BR> Have a great... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:35:38 EST WHO'S BOUNCING TODAY? Rebounder, trampoline FUN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=396x32x56493428 I AM !! Benefits: CARDIO, STRENGTH, DETOX (lymph drainage), STRESS MANAGEMENT, and ENDORPHINS (the "feel-great" hormones). And it's easy to set up, and basically free! <BR> <BR> (Warning: Never leave small children unattended on or near any set-up trampoline. If small children jump (and most do love to), HAVE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT HOLD THEM BY BOTH HANDS (this works really well!). Store rebounder away in a closet, etc.) <BR> <BR> In case we didn't know - or we've forgotten - jumping/bounci... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 06:58:00 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56483812 I did sign up some time ago but I am just now using the team. I am Sharon, 57, Texan, new grandmother (well he's 14 months!). I have lost weight but in the process I then messed up and started not eating enough food and not eating the right foods. I skip meals and eat junk. I'm lucky I haven't gained it all back. Now my goal is to get back to right eating and be healthier. I just quit smoking too and so have heard need to watch my food intake. And I don't exercise like I should. I ordered the... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:11:59 EST Hello team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56470048 Hi. I joined about 5 years ago, but have had personal issues that side tracked me from doing what I've needed to do for a long time. I will be turning 50 in March and am ready and able to do this! Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:32:35 EST drinking water - needing the bathroom _ LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x56416026 Hopefully you all won't think I"m weird, and hopefully there really are just women here, so I'm just going to put this out there. Obviously we know that the point of drinking more is to pee more. But after 3 kids, I have to pee if I laugh, or sneeze or do just about anything and of course its much worse now that I"m better at drinking water again. Anyone else with this issue and any suggestions??? <BR> Thanks! <em>246</em> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:13:02 EST Starting - again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56377288 My desire to be healthy and thin us always there, but my desire to do anything is not. I just turned 50 and am so tired of feeling tired and slugish. So, I"m trying to do some small things at a time. I just restarted yesterday . But, I'm going to give it my all :) Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:55:32 EST Hello from Arkansas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56368608 Hello, I am new to the group. I live in Northeast Arkansas with my hubby and 17 yr old son, 11 cats & 2 dogs. We live on a beautiful lake surrounded by woods. I lost 25 lbs last year by starting on Shakeology and having a shake for breakfast every morning, cutting out refined sugars, learning portion control and joining a gym. I try to do a Silver Sneakers class low impact aerobics & strength training 4 x a week, treadmill and just started doing some Pilates. My goal is another 25 lbs this ye... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:19:14 EST slow going http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56366960 I've been working out every single day (minimum of 20 minutes) since October 15th. I've seen a change in my clothing, but no change in the scale until this week. I finally lost two pounds! I'm eating right, drinking water and doing my best to get enough rest. <BR> Even though I'm gaining muscle and toning up, I have been getting a little frustrated at not seeing any difference on the scale. The Spark Solution mentions weight loss for people my age, stating that we can expect one or two pound... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:56:29 EST Just turned 50... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56356683 and want to look my best by next year. My mind and soul are in a good place I just need to get my body and health in the same place. Glad to be part of this group Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:35:22 EST new membee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56338905 Hi my name is Debbie. I am new here and I am hoping that this site will give me the encouragement and support needed to lose 15 pounds.I am going to nursing school and since I started have gained 15 pounds! I graduate in May and am hoping to have it off by then. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:47:33 EST just wanted to say hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56318967 This is my second attempt at losing weight through spark people, hopefully I will be more successful this time. <em>2</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:28:37 EST I am back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56308108 and I am ready to get serious about losing weight and getting fit...Hi everyone <em>135</em> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:31:43 EST Hello, New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56300118 Although this type of support is new to me.... I'm excited to be part of a team the promotes health and fitness............. this is my year for changes! <BR> Thanks... <BR> Katrina Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:32:01 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56297942 Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> I have been a member for a long time but have not been consistent in the past. I want to lose weight for health and comfort to stay active in the future. There are many things I have yet to experience and I want to live healthier. I hope to join your group and share the process. Thu, 9 Jan 2014 23:39:51 EST HI EVERYONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56248122 Hi, <BR> I'm Carol, and am happy to join this team. I look forward to making new friends on the path I just started with Sparkpeople January 4th. After thinking about it for years, this time I really want to be doing something about losing weight and getting healthy. <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 18:15:02 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56234418 Hi Everyone, new member here. Looking for some friends to help motivate me and keep me accountable on this journey to a healthier me. Willing to provide motivation, accountability and friendship in return!! Hope to hear from you soon! <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 21:14:48 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56231759 Just started Sparkpeople today. I have drank 4 glasses of water today for the first time forever. I have also stayed with in my calorie range too. I am excited and ready to make small steps to get to my final goal. Would love to talk with others everyday along this journey. Best Wishes to All. <BR> <em>249</em> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 18:16:11 EST January 2014 Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x56165838 New Year's Greetings!! <BR> <BR> I went up to bed at 10 also, but a harder time really getting to sleep. I woke up this morning, said, oh a few more minutes and an hour later woke up again!! <BR> <BR> My mother was from the South so she had the tradition of black-eyed beans for NY's, but we were never willing to eat them, so it petered out!! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:37:52 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56162771 I'm not 50 yet, but I will be this year. I am ready to lose all this weight! I am going to run my first 5K by the end of this year with my 23 year old son. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:38:11 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56093946 My name is Kathy, I am 51. <BR> I've been on spark for quite awhile and have had success and then fell, but I know I have to get serious about getting healthy. <BR> I am at my highest weight right now, and I don't like it!!!!! <BR> I got a fit bit flex for Christmas and I am ready to begin this journey.......AGAIN!!! <BR> I am happily married have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:41:20 EST Staying focused before daughter's wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x56077071 MOBs you're out there. Start shooting the advice to help me stay on my diet during the two weeks before my daughter's wedding. Between the holidays and nervous jitters, I'm going to have a difficult time fitting in exercise and conscientious eating. Ideas? Tue, 24 Dec 2013 08:32:50 EST Back after 5 1/2 years... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x56052675 When I used Sparkpeople.com before, I was in my 40s and lost almost 55 lbs. Now, 5 1/2 years later and all the weight regained, I'm back to get my diabetes under control. Looking forward to a great 2014! Sat, 21 Dec 2013 16:52:59 EST Loving Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x56010195 I am absolutely loving Spark People - entering everything in each day keeps me honest and makes me realize that I really wasn't paying full attention to what I was eating. Now that I track everything, and have added walking each morning back into the other exercise I do, I am in the best shape I have been in for years - even though I didn't realize I needed to (I am 5'7" and was 145) I have lost 20 lbs, and feel amazing!! Sexy in time for Christmas - I love it!! Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:59:43 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55917173 I have followed Sparkpeople's recipes for a while and have half heartedly tried to loose weight thru the Sparkpeople's website before. Now I have come to the realization that something must be done or I will have major issues in the future. I am 55 and looking for a LOT of motivation. I have been on so many diets in my life and every time I lost weight I would gain it back plus some. I am addicted to sugar. I am one of those people that can't stop eating once I start on something. Thanks for ... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 07:00:19 EST December Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x55826169 Can't believe it is December already!! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 14:02:12 EST Great way to start a new month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55824572 I just joined the group. I am looking for ways to stay motivated to exercise daily and meet my goals. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 11:19:49 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55805507 I am brand new to Spark People and this group, and I am looking forward to learning from all of you. I am 51 years old, work a full-time job (long days) and always feel like I have to squeeze in my workouts - when I workout. I have joined SP with the hope that it will help me stay motivated to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:51:00 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55670684 My name is Darlene. I have been following Sparkpeople recipes for months, but decided to set-up an account today! Looking forward to meeting and chatting with you all. Sun, 17 Nov 2013 17:37:14 EST Snowbirder sinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55599807 Oh Cookie, Looks like you have a chihuahua or Papillon. I have a chi - Carmelita. I wrote a couple weeks ago, before we left, that we were going to Snowbird it. Went from ID to AZ & here we are... it's 88 out. I feel LUCKY to be able to do this at 60 BUT the older residents are all fit. I feel like the fattest person here. Have gone in the pool just about daily because it's the only place I don't hurt. Boyancy in the water makes you feel so much better. At first I said hi to everyone... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:15:24 EST Commitment Part Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55561739 I'm happy to report that since I made my commitment to work out every day for at least 20 minutes, (on October 15th) I've kept with it. What that means is that I need to even go so far as to commit to getting up in the morning before I go to bed in order to have the time to follow through. If I leave it up to chance it is easy for me to make excuses and find a way out and hit the snooze button...but making the commitment the previous evening, helps me to follow through. So, I'm committing t... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 09:19:26 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55560799 Hi Ladies! <BR> <BR> I just turned 50 in September. I can hardly believe it. I sure as heck don't feel like I am 50. I have been a member of Spark since 2008 but was a lookie-lou for a long time to see what other people were doing and if this website was really going to stick around. I used the nutrition tracker off and on and lost some weight but didn't stick to it (as I am sure some of you can relate to). Was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2004 which wasn't a surprise considering m... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 08:11:25 EST New to This Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55526366 Yes the rumour has it I am over 50. I am now in some places called a Junior Senior. I am 55 years old and wish I was 25 again. I feel like my body is aging faster than my years. <BR> <BR> I am a Disabled single mom, of a soon to be teenager. I adopted my first grand child. I have raised him from the day he came home from the hospital and then I adopted him. Then I was in a near fatal car accident and now I live alone with my son after my husband walked out on us. <BR> <BR> Life is good for ... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 12:49:44 EST November Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x55476218 Here we go! Fri, 1 Nov 2013 13:15:52 EST Commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55455792 I started a training program last January to prepare to run a 5k. I did the couch to 5 k training program for new runners which was great for me. It was a 10 week training. I started from running one minute at a time to eventually running for 30 minutes. I found that running is a whole different activity. I kind of slacked off on my commitment after running my first 5k in May...then only ran once a week or so before doing another 5k in September. During that time I did my best to go to ... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:31:11 EST Getting Back on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55394470 Hello everyone! My name is Grace. I've been away from SP pretty much all this year and have been completely off the wagon...BIG TIME....and I need to somehow get back on before I completely spiral out of control. I love food...plain and simple and of course when I'm down and stressed out, my only comfort seems to be food. I've also completely lost all interest in working out and I need to gain that interest back....I just turned 50 in June and know that at this age, it is really a lot harder ... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:41:58 EST Spark coach? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55368237 What is spark coach? Is it free? <BR> How about spark radio? <BR> These things weren't available when I joined a couple of years ago. (Stopped and now joined again) Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:44:04 EST Hey all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55367177 I too, just turned 50 recently. And although I have been very overweight for most of my life, until I hit the age of about 47, I didn't feel "unhealthy". I don't have the typical biological problems that many other overweight people endure, so I just didn't think about my weight much. NOW, I feel unhealthy, high blood pressure is starting to kick in, and I have to make a change. I've been a member of Spark for years, just never really utilized all that it has to offer. This is my first fo... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:19:41 EST HI, MY FIRST DAY BACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55366042 HI, Yesterday was my first day back after about a year's absence. Been doing WW without much success. I want to lose about a half to one pound a week (total 30 lbs) and get my cholesterol under control. I'm moderately active. I like the structure of the eating plan each day, even if I don't follow it because there are plenty substitutes and it keeps me focused on good choices. I'm looking forward to hearing from you and learning about your experiences ! Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:13:12 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55357670 Hi, <BR> My name is Marie and I'm back again after losing, gaining, losing, gaining and so on pretty much my whole life. I'm hoping to get back to my goal weight and maintain for good this time. I'm looking forward to interacting with you guys and hope we can support each other. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:12:19 EST Looking forward to winning the battle. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55352334 Hi, I am 53, and have been fighting the same 35 lbs for at least the last 5 years. I did weight watchers for awhile lost some then put it back on. I am excited about this program and life change. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:48:33 EST I turned 50 in September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55351778 Hi Everyone, <BR> I just realized I've graduated from 40's group into the 50's!! <BR> I had joined SP several years ago, lost 20 pounds and guess what....gained it back:( <BR> So here I am again needing to loose 20-30 pounds. I want to feel better and love myself again. I'm having difficulty getting motivated. I joined the 10 min workout a day challenge which is helping. I have a lazy angel on one shoulder and a fit/exercise angel on my other shoulder....they argue with each other all day..lo... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:06:57 EST New to Team--51 and flashing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55311820 Hi, I'm 51 have 13 yo daughter 16 yo son and hubby. We all need to lose weight. Just getting back to SP. Been on Weight Watchers for awhile. Lost some weight but have been gaining it back since I turned 51. Menopause has caught up to me. Started having hot flashes soon after my birthday and gaining back weight. My Gyn prescribed Bioidentical hormone cream which is helping. <BR> <em>198</em> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:45:06 EST Just got a compliment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x55173544 At work, we were discussing "feeling our age", when I mentioned a brother who is 55. My co- worker said, "Oh, he's quite a bit older than you, isn't he?" Um...yeah :-) LOL! <BR> <BR> Hey, if they want to think I'm quite a bit younger than 55, who am I to correct them?! Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:58:55 EST 50 plus 10 new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55158850 I've been with spark people for going on 2 years, but somehow missed this group! reached my goal weight last may after loosing 63 pounds, Have been hovering at goal weight for the summer. Glad to be on the team! <em>524</em> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 07:52:22 EST Has anyone else tried using an acupressure mat?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x55151475 A while ago, on a whim, in the grocery, I put out some extra money for a Spoonk acupressure mat. I'm really glad I did. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else tried using an acupressure mat, or any other acupressure devices or aids? <BR> <BR> It's similar to acupuncture, but nothing is stuck into your skin. It's also a ton cheaper than acupuncture (probably safer, too). The plastic spikes on the mat press against your skin, and you adjust the pressure by lighter or heavier contact. <BR> <BR> The mat... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 14:37:56 EST Hi, I graduated from the 40's Teams I was on http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55139998 It occurred to me today that I no longer was eligible to be on the 40's teams that I had joined several years ago because I'm now 51. So here I am looking for some new team mates. <em>41</em> I joined SP in 2010 but stopped visiting after awhile. About a month ago I knew that I needed to start holding myself accountable again and have been tracking ever since. I've lost some of the weight I'd regained but still have a ways to go. <BR> I'm looking forward to being a part of this team... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 13:04:59 EST Searching for my place http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55097616 Lots of message boards, hard to find where I belong. I am almost 60 years old, still working full time, and in need of support, especially at night when all I want to do is sit and eat! Most boards I feel like an interloper with not much in common with anyone. Please see my Spark page to learn more about me! <em>213</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 08:55:35 EST October Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x55088245 Can't believe it is October already!! Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:09:04 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55083792 Hi, Ladies! Well, I've been lurking on SparkPeople forever, it seems. Today I am finally committing to losing weight and taking care of myself. My hubby said this weekend that he was going to try and lose a little weight, and I felt so terribly ashamed of myself for being so heavy. My BFF has lost over 100 pounds (due to chemo, but she's healthy now) and I feel very self-conscious around her now. I can't play with my dogs for 10 minutes without getting terribly winded, and then I feel ba... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:53:07 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55048566 i'm so happy I found this wounderful site, its full of so much wounderful information and i feel confident that this time I will lose this weight,i need to be healthy for me because I've been trying for some time now to loose these pounds but sometimes I feel like i'l never make it,i know that I have to be positive and if I want change im the one that has to make it happen.thanks again for this wounderful site and I pray to God I make my goal.i weigh now 190 ,I have to loose 50 pounds.Help m... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 02:15:58 EST Glad to be back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55039258 It has been quite a while since my last blog post and I have not been tracking my progress on Spark People and really haven't been tracking my eating habits. I turned 50 while on hiatus. Life has been a whirlwind this past year!!! I have somehow managed to lose 15lbs thru it all. The cooler Fall weather always seems to motivate me to improve my eating habits and to break out the yoga mat, the exercise ball and the walking shoes. The husband and dogs enjoy longer walks too! I have lots of home... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:18:14 EST Hello - Just Joined Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x55010919 Hi everyone - just joined this team. I belong to several other teams, but thought I might gather some more insights about health and weight issues from other women in their fifties. Fifties seems to be a whole different game for me as far as keeping the weight off and staying fit. Any suggestions would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:01:09 EST is this really worth it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54992130 I watch what I eat, walk when my heart problems allow me to, track my food everyday .. and I have been doing this for 4 weeks now .. but each week I have shown a slight weight GAIN each week. What do I have to do? Starve myself I guess. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:53:30 EST Support SP By Voting For It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x54991946 I read CHERYL_ANNE's blog this morning, and learned that SP can win an ad at the 2/2/2014 Big Game (yes, that one!) You can help, by voting daily. <BR> <BR> Software superstar Intuit is offering one small business a TV commercial on the 2014 Big Game. It's the world's biggest stage, and a lucky small business could strut their stuff along with some of the familiar giant companies. Some folks watch just for the ads! <BR> Here's the link to read the entry and vote <BR> <link>intuit.me/1eZef1W... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:34:31 EST 50 plus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54822354 50 but still young at heart - Sun, 8 Sep 2013 06:25:18 EST September Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x54740287 September 1st already!! Sun, 1 Sep 2013 14:12:19 EST 50+ and Loving it - Got to get my GROOVE back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54699293 Hi, Ladies <BR> <BR> Just joined and looking forward for support from all of my GOLDEN sisters. It's a hard bumpy road Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:14:57 EST That's Me-A 50+ Female! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54662373 Hi! I'm Debbie & am ~HAPPY~ to have found this team! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I'm in my 50's & 60 is around the corner! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Ready to start a new chapter in my life by getting fit & fabulous! <em>381</em> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:28:22 EST Letha where are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x54656522 Trying to find letha. Lost her. Sarah Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:43:56 EST I've come back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54617655 Hello everyone, <BR> My, my it's been awhile since I first joined SP. I've never committed myself to the SP in the past but I'm hoping this time around I will. <BR> I will be turning 55 this Oct. and I have it in my mind that I refuse to be at the same weight by then as I am now. I hope to reach my ultimate goal before Christmas ( this year ) <BR> :-D <BR> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:02:25 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54611391 I just had my 56th birthday. I've been with SparkPeople on and off for awhile. I want to be healthy and feel good in my body. I started working out 3x/week in Jan. I haven't lost a lot of weight, but I feel better and can move around a lot easier. That has been positive reinforcement for me. I want to get more serious about what I eat now. But I HATE to write down my food. I'm not very comfortable with "blogging", "message boards", Spark pages so I'm going to have my daughter help me ... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:41:20 EST Hello! Just wanted to introduce myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54549754 Hi my name is Cindy, I'm 50 years old and am trying to lose weight and get healthy. I started weight watchers in April and have lost 25 pounds so far. I want to lose another 75 pounds to get to my goal. I seem to beats stand still the last couple of weeks so I heard about this site and thought I would check it out. So far I've really liked reading he articles and recipes and would love to meet some nice people who have similar goals to trade ideas and help with. <BR> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:09:19 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54514382 Hello to all, my name Eli and I need to lose 90 pounds. I found this sight decided to try. I've tried and failed so many times. So here I go. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 22:01:38 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54462157 Hi - I'm Gina, looking to lose about 35 lbs. and avoid the health issues that have run in my family. Looking forward to meeting and encouraging everyone! Fri, 9 Aug 2013 18:41:51 EST Ugh Bad Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x54426542 Ugh bad day! Didn't exercise at all!!! <BR> And - pigged out tonite!!! <BR> I've been down this road so many times <BR> the last 3 yrs! <BR> I know what to do for diet n fitness! <BR> It's the willpower part that fails me all the time! <BR> I want to be successful so bad this time! <BR> I need to be! <BR> I can tell anyone what n how to do a new healthy <BR> Lifestyle. But I can't seem to stick with it myself. <BR> I've done so much research for diet n fitness, <BR> I feel I coul be a "coac... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 23:05:14 EST Hello Ladies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54382247 Just started today. I found that once I turned 50 the weight just started adding up. I work the overnight shift and have for 12 years. Would like to get some advice and encouragement from a great group of people. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Sat, 3 Aug 2013 15:20:00 EST Hello, I'm Brand New ;-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54367223 Hi, I quit smoking 6 years ago and over the first 3 years I gained 70 lbs.. and have never lost it..I really need to be successful this time! I would love and appreciate any help you can give me with this site and also support and motivation :-) Thank You! Fri, 2 Aug 2013 10:39:48 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54356915 I have come back after a few years of not being on here, I turned 51 a month ago and I am still struggling to loose weight. I joined a gym with my husband at the beginning of this year thinking I was going to stick with it and of course I'm not. I just dont know how to get myself back to the gym. I dont work so I have plenty of time to go (i have no excuses.) Its just a struggle for me to exercise. Thu, 1 Aug 2013 16:31:02 EST August Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x54355576 Here we are! Thu, 1 Aug 2013 14:15:57 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54347795 I have never had to watch my weight or be concerned, even after 5 kids. I quit smoking 8 months ago after smoking for 36 years, and turned 50. I am now trying to process the fact I need to loose 50 pounds!!! With a strong will and prayer I believe I can accomplish this goal. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:39:04 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54271831 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I turn 50 in 2 weeks Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:25:06 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54203006 Hi! <BR> I'm not new to Spark but I am new to this team. <BR> It's good to be here with ladies my own age. <BR> Goal is to lose weight. I don't have a real # because I will go by the way my clothes fit, the way that I look, and the way that I feel. <BR> Roughly I would say about 50 pounds is what I need to take off. <BR> Happy to be here with all of you and would love to have some friends. <BR> Please stop by my page and befriend me! <em>30</em> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 18:36:07 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54200983 Hello, I am new to Spark People, over 50, and have 75 pounds to lose! This is the team for me. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to lose this weight within a year but it's a lot harder than when I was 25. <BR> <BR> There seems to be a lot of resources and support here, so I feel success is within reach. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 14:23:56 EST Starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54075452 I turned 50 in March so I aged out of my 40 something group. 4 years ago I lost 35 pounds. I kept it off for a year. 10 pounds crept back on and I my husband and I quit the gym. We gave ourselves a year. I stopped exercising regularly. Last June my mother died unexpectedly. I ate myself up an additional 10 pounds. I have high cholesterol. I want to get healthy. I am tracking again. I use my fitbit to get in at least 10,000 steps a day. I just started the 7 minute workout. Hoping support will ... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:18:40 EST Just starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54074958 Good morning and hello. My name is Tracy and I came across this site yesterday. After checking everything out I signed up right away. I need to lose weight and get my health back on track. I'm looking forward to the challenge and admit I'm alittle scared of failing. But I know through all the stories I've come across on here I will have a lot of help and support. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:23:44 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54054532 Hi everyone, I am new to Sparkpeople and new to the 50+Females group. Thank you to the lovely people who have already made me feel welcome by sending notes. I am a little overwhelmed trying to figure out the site, I am sure with the help of you all I will be navigating around here like a pro in no time. I am looking for a place to connect with others on the journey of weight loss and increasing good health. I would like to post often and be accountable to a group of people for staying on tra... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 23:26:27 EST Ready to try again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x54015200 My name is Jan. I was on SparkPeople a couple of years ago for a while but didn't stay around for some reason. I've recently put on some weight and remembered the community here was very encouraging. So I'm back and plan to stick around this time. I hope I can contribute to the community as well. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 19:21:52 EST July Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x53962782 New Month! <BR> <BR> It is hot, but I think that the forecast was for a little hotter than we got--not complaining about that!! THe newspaper this morning showed a forecast for today of 107 which is outrageous, but the temp is actually about 89. Much, much better! Mon, 1 Jul 2013 16:54:15 EST I feel like my body is STUCK!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x53946140 Every day I check in. I track my food and exercise and am on track according to the charts. In fact I exercise WAY more than my chart says I should to lose the weight I want to lose. I have lost 4 WHOPPING lbs. And the scale won't budge. :-( I don't know what else to do except just keep at it. If anyone has any advice, that would be great. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:19:48 EST coming back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53920861 Hi. I've been an inactive (in more than one way!) Sparkpeople member for a while. I'm working on getting back into the habit of taking care of my body by moving more and tracking what I eat. I will start a new job in about a month, and I'm trying to develop some good habits before then, because once the job starts, I know it will be difficult for me to concentrate on such things. <BR> <BR> I think of Sparkpeople as a great, supportive online community. I have a question: If I have time to c... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:05:04 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53906338 Hello, <BR> I'm Laurie from Minnesota, just looking for a place I can fit in and give/get support :) <BR> I've been struggling to get on track for quite a while so I'm hoping to overcome the struggles! <BR> Looking forward to meeting you! Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:29:30 EST Just joined the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53855557 Hey Everybody, <BR> My name is Leah. Just joined you guys today. I look forward to taking part in stuff here. I'm 50 years old. Have two beautiful daughters and a darling granddaughter who is my sunshine! Also grandson on the way. I am in college .. yes college lol at 50 but loving it. Pursuing art degree with concentration in photography. As for Spark People I've been here before. And am excited to be back. Oh ... live in Alabama. Went through bad divorce a few years back which just ... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:33:21 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53692040 Hi everyone! I'm 55 years old and live in Ohio. I have been living a pretty healthy life for a few years but I guess I'm now post-menopausal and boy, I seem to have quit losing weight. I'm getting very frustrated. I could really use some support! <BR> <BR> I try to eat in a healthy fashion though I suspect I'm just eating too much. I also try to exercise but I'm not as faithful with that as I should be. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:09:23 EST Middle age spread struggles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53684658 I just turned 50 a couple of months ago, and am having the hardest time with my weight and middle age spread as I've heard it called. I am active, healthy diet etc, but all of a sudden it is proving SO hard to drop the 5-8 pounds I want to get rid of that seem to have crept up on me. Any tips gratefully received! Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:40:06 EST susanmary21 in Australia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53665637 I am new to Sparkpeople and a few days ago introduced myself on the main forum board,which is how I found this group. Briefly, I have had Multiple Myeloma (bone marrow cancer) since 1996. I am currently receiving chemotherapy for my fourth relapse. Chemo involves steroid drugs (BIG weight gain). Over the last 3 relapses I have gained 20kg resulting in now being about 88 kg. The real me is about 65kg and I would love to get back there. The problem is not only the steroids but total inactivity ... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 02:51:42 EST Not going to lie to my self this time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53584686 <BR> <BR> Hello my name is Charlotte Myers-Dick. Part of me thinks I need to start this introduction as " Hello my name is Charlotte and I am a yo-yo dieter.' LOL! But the truth is I just have no self control. There I have said it and there is no taking it back. I know what I need to do, but the doing part is where I have my problems. <BR> <BR> One of my biggest road block is my husband. He means well but for the most part he feels we can't afford to buy healthy food; and yeah money is t... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 08:20:11 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x53581815 The pounds are starting to creep on and I want to stop that asap. It's not as easy as when I was in my 40's so I wanted to ask everyones advice at this sight. I exercise and eat healthy but I need to work on portion size. My body is changing. I weigh close to what I always weighed but I am getting thicker in the middle. I exercise 3 -4 times a week and I don't have any food allergies. What is the best eating plan to go on at our age W8 Watchers? Mon, 3 Jun 2013 00:08:56 EST June Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x53548857 Tomorrow is June 1st!! Fri, 31 May 2013 13:17:56 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53461944 My name is Pat and I would like to loose at least 90 pounds. The number seems to large for me to reach but, I am going to give it an all american try. I usually give up too soon. I love food but, mostly junk. I would like to make some life time changes. I am looking forward to being on this journey with the rest of you. I know I will need your support. So, thanks ahead of time. <BR> Thank you, Fri, 24 May 2013 09:51:11 EST A sweet story about a great lady http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x53443774 <link>omg.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/helen<BR>-mirren-grants-boy-dying-wish-having-t<BR>ea-155902306.html?vp=1 </link> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:02:02 EST Hi Sparkies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53414422 My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:18 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53405804 Hello, I learned about this site from a nursing class I was taking but did not really look into it at that time. When the class ended I was at a point where I felt I could concentrate on ME and get back into shape. I had allowed 46 pounds creep up on me over the past few years, and I was blaming it on the stress of caring for my mother and grandchildren. It turned out to be a poor choice because now I feel weak and tired and no stamina to play with my babies. I don't like it and decided to... Sun, 19 May 2013 23:03:22 EST Good Monday Morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x53325719 Just wanted to say "Good Monday Morning" to everyone and wish you a beautiful day. Keep pushing forward and God bless you all! Mon, 13 May 2013 08:54:01 EST Hello I'm new to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53318891 Hello everyone I'm new here to the group. My name is Lora and I live on a farm here in Missouri. I'm also a newlywed to a wonderful man. I have four step kids. I searched out new groups to join and this one really appealed to me because I recently turned 50 in February. I'm dealing with issues now at my age that I know that having similar and likeminded individuals will be of most help. I look forward to meeting everyone here. Sun, 12 May 2013 19:03:16 EST Happy Mother's Day all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x53313760 I never took the plunge but I have a wonderful mom and I'd like to extend my best wishes to my Spark's family! Sun, 12 May 2013 09:20:48 EST New to the team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53279721 Hi everyone my name is Angie. I am back on sparks to lose the 25 pounds I gained after leaving this site 2 yrs. ago. I am glad to be back and hope to make some new friends. <em>381</em> Thu, 9 May 2013 11:08:40 EST Hi :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53255236 Hello everyone I hope to join your group . Sometimes I feel lost and out o place because I am 50+ and in need to get healthy , I have pains in legs and joints and it is hard for me to find time for me due to the fact that I am always doing things for everyone else that I never have time for myself ... I am looking for friends a place where I can belong and not feel like an outsider , I am n desperate need of buddy to talk and to cheer each other on this journey . Tue, 7 May 2013 12:21:57 EST Hello fab 50's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53185969 This is my first day. I turned 50 in March and I need to lose 50 pounds. I want to finish this birthday year FIT AT 50! ~Dawn Wed, 1 May 2013 22:32:24 EST May Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x53180396 Here we go! Wed, 1 May 2013 13:55:56 EST 50+ & Feeling 90+ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53145078 I'm Melissa & was quite successful before at losing weight. I was only 4 pounds from goal back in 2010 & now it's all erased causing me to feel ancient! Good news is that I was able to quit smoking & am ready to lose the weight for good & feel healthy again. I sincerely hope that we can help one another! Sun, 28 Apr 2013 22:35:08 EST New to 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53143936 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Just turned 50 a few weeks ago. Funny how certain ages make you look back on life and really think about where you are. <BR> <BR> I'm glad to be healthy and happy and among others who feel the same <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Cherie Sun, 28 Apr 2013 21:13:49 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53115955 I just turned 50 April 2 - glad I found this team! <BR> <BR> I am motivated to lose some weight and get fitter this summer! <BR> <BR> I am married and have 4 adult kids 6 grandkids <BR> <BR> Jean Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:45:15 EST sunshine51 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53091341 Need lose 18 pound Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:19:46 EST I Guess It is Time I joined this Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53081167 Ok, so I turned 50 last October and I am just now getting to this board.... denial? I don't think so, but I don't feel 50!! <BR> <BR> I am from Colorado and have been active on and off Sparks.... still looking to loose some weight and keep it off. <BR> <BR> I have a hubby, a 17 year-old son and a 13 year-old daughter. I know most ladies on this board have grown children... I am just a late bloomer. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to some fun postings... cheers! Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:35:56 EST Hi from Ontario http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53044444 I am so glad I found this group. I turned 51 this year and am really looking forward to the rest of my life. I would love to find some friends to chat with. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 17:34:45 EST Hi from MS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53030846 Hi my name is Dale. I am 51 years old. I live in Ocean Springs, MS. I lived my first 50 years in southern Ohio. My husband grew up here on the Gulf Coast. I love it. I had my only child when I was 40. In 2007, I was diagnosed with stage 4 Follicular Lymphoma. Currently, I am cancer free. <BR> I have been obese all of my life and I am SO tired of it. my goal is to lose 100 pounds in a year (Feb.19, 2014). I joined TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) on Feb. 20, 2013. I have lost 15.3 lbs.. Once I... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:25:28 EST On my way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x53030349 Hi, <BR> I am so looking forward to sharing my progress as well as encouraging others on this journey. I began an exercise adventure with doing 8 Minutes in the Morning and am on my 2nd week and on my 3rd week of walking 4 days a week, walking a mile. I am also in the process of changing my diet to complement my exercise program: Genotype Diet which is a part of Blood Type Diet. I am increasing the amount of vegetables and vegetable protein I eat and look forward to finding recipes that can h... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:37:15 EST New to the group and new to being 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52957106 I actually wont be 50 till May 21st. But figured theres no point of joining a 40's group for a month So with your permission I will start my membership in this group today <BR> My greatest barrier to losing weight aside from the biological ones that face us as older people is trying to cook healthy meals for one. I tend to grab whathever is handy and consume more calories in snacks then i would eat in a balanced meal I know what im supposed to do just having trouble with doing it <BR> This... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 23:55:50 EST I'm new and looking for friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52832324 This is new to me and I'm trying to figure everything out on the spark people website. I'm really anxious to meet new friends and learn what works for you. I mainly need support and hope to stay motivated. Looking forward to getting to know all of you. Thu, 4 Apr 2013 20:41:14 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52788165 Starting to work very heard to lose the extra weight so I can feel better physically and mentally <em>334</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 21:58:43 EST April Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x52782568 Here we go! Mon, 1 Apr 2013 14:48:29 EST New Member Here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52765792 Hello Friends. I am a 54 mom of two teenage boys (got a late start in this department). I have a hard-working husband, 2 dogs and 1 cat. I've been trying to lose weight for as long as I can remember, but since menopause...well...you know the story. It's probably much the same as yours. <BR> Yet, once again I feel motivated and ready to take on the challenge. I want to be healthy and strong as I enter this new phase of my life. My children are becoming more and more independent and I wa... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:10:12 EST Java Jenn Rockin In! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52734015 Hello, <BR> I'm 56 years old. I am so impressed with SparkPeople <em>334</em> I stumbled upon this place and thought I'd give it a try. Let me tell you, I've tried 2 other places and this by far is the BEST! One of the other places I tried would add calories I burned in exercise to my calories left to consume amount. Talk about ridiculousness. I knew something was wrong but it took me awhile to figure it out. No wonder I wasn't loosing weight and no wonder I was never hungry. <e... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:43:12 EST Hello to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52623469 My friend told me about this today and I told her I would join right away. I am excited about help and support to get to my health and weight goals and get back into daily exercise which was always my lifelong habit until my mid-forties. Thank you all for any help you can give to te newcomer! Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:41:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52594345 I'm new and there is so much! I hope to make good use of this site and finally have some success. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:14:39 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52551383 Hi, I use to use Sparkpeople faithfully and I lost weight so basically quit logging in and now here I am fat again:( I want to belong to a group that likes challenges to keep me motivated. I would love to find a workout friend for encouragement. I have done Weight Watchers in the past but just don't feel like counting points anymore. I am almost 57. Hope to meet some of you and have a great time getting in shape:) Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:10:44 EST New to the 50's Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52488070 My name is Judi and I am new to this group. I am 50 soon to be 51 and have been yoyo dieting for years. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for several years, however not active for the majority of those years. Just started back and trying to find the best way to get back on track. I work in a restaurant 12 - 15 hours a day, with little time to exercise (I walk 8000 - 14000 steps a day just not the pace needed). With access to the right foods, prepared the proper way, I dislike most vegg... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:10:41 EST Here I am again....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x52376935 I have been off and on again several times in the last 2 years. I think I started when I was in my early 50's (!!) now I'm 59. I struggle with staying motivated. I try really hard and when I don't see any results.....I get discouraged. I am on medicine for a treatment that weight gain is a side effect of it. I have been on this for over 4 years now. I get to come off of it in July! Yay!!! The other side effect is extreme fatigue. So I am trying to exercise to keep this weight from ba... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 02:59:23 EST March 2013 Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x52340233 In like a lamb in SoCal!! Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:28:04 EST Hi I'm a new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52305316 Hi I'm Tia and I live in the country with my farm boy DH, enjoying life out in Montana. Been a Spark member for three years now . I'm down 64 # from my starting weight but it has been a lose gain battle and there has been a lot of if only's for I had to reloose 15 # the first time I wavered 40# the next time and gosh I'm up 4 # this time so I need to start pusing again and find my Spark to reboot. Hoping this team is it.... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:06:00 EST 52 and NOT giving up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52253288 Hi. Nice to meet you all. I'm a soon-to-retire school nurse at a jr. high and have gotten not fat, but soft and flabby after menopause. I'm trying to lose a few inches and lower my BP and stay healthy. I'd like to get back to the size I was 7 years ago but I'm being realistic that it may not happen. My energy levels have just plummetted inspite of good diet, forcing myself to exercise, taking vitamin D. It's like I'm walking through mud every morning. I have spinal scoliosis which makes... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 19:10:13 EST New with health and dietary challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52248232 <em>249</em> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 11:19:16 EST Not quite 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52210773 Hey y'all, <BR> <BR> Even though I'm technically not 50 yet, I wanted to join a 50s group (versus a 40s group) because I will turn 50 this year. Call it a running start, if you will. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know y'all. <BR> Be blessed, <BR> Joy-Ess Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:03:59 EST New from PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52175648 I'm coming out of clinical depression (wahoo) and putting a real life back together again (wahoo). Joined an aerobics class in January and I now have proof - and witnesses. I am a professional pianist and organist but my feet don't know it. They are truly stupid. They don't even know they belong to the same body. But it makes me smile so I continue to provide entertainment for the class. <BR> <BR> I´m 56 , married 36 years, 3 grown kids, one dog, and all my teeth. Would love to feel st... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:03:15 EST NEW MEMBER FROM COLORADO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52110359 Hi, I am Peggy, 65 years old & from Arvada, Colorado, a suberb of Denver. I am married to a wonderful man who was diagnosed with esophageal cancer June 2010 & our children are all grown & we have grandchildren & great grandchildren. We just had a granddaughter born last Friday. It is good being here. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:30:37 EST New to board--r eturning to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52078510 Hello Everyone: <BR> <BR> Time to get serious in my never ending quest for weight loss and fitness. I am a lazy, exercise hating person. That is no longer an acceptable excuse. I am feeling decrepit right now, aches and pains in joints and everywhere else. Nearby gym has a deal on $24 for 30 days. I can't not take it. It will get me out of the apartment. <BR> <BR> My family and I are displaced as a result of Hurricane Sandy. At first I was so stressed and overwhelmed I lost weight. Then we ... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:12:26 EST My "baby's" birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x52045503 My (grown-up) "baby" is going to celebrate another birthday! <BR> Where has the time gone? I remember turning the same age(s). <BR> <BR> And I remember when my baby really WAS a baby, then a child. <BR> <BR> Time is just moving along. <BR> <BR> Happy birthday, sweetie!! <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>410</em> <em>425</em> Fri, 8 Feb 2013 23:31:30 EST I am a cancer survivor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x52035069 I am new to posting to the community and sharing my journey. I am a breast cancer survivor and have just finished my chemo treatments. I have also become a grandma for the third time. I plan to be around for quite some time to share a lot of memorable moments with my grandchildren. Without trying hard, I lost 2.5 lbs last week just by taking a nightly walk and watching how much I eat. I look forward to sharing my weight loss journey with all of you. Fri, 8 Feb 2013 09:18:34 EST February 2013 Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x51993690 Everybody seems to want one, so here it is... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 16:39:47 EST Hi I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51988304 My name is Linda and I just found this sit I'm hoping to find new friends and lots of help for my way to a healthier life!! Tue, 5 Feb 2013 09:58:55 EST Ex Weight Watcher http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51925633 Hi all, I have been doing WW off and on for quite some time. Little to no success. So now ... not sure what to do. I have read so much about all the different diet plans... low this, no that, many mini meals, etc. Tried many of them. Incorporated them into WW. Using WW to most keep track of the portion control aspect of things. Nothing seems to work for me. "Eat more~ maybe your metabolism is stalled." "Eat less, it is all about calories in and out" I exercise daily in addition to w... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 09:08:46 EST Hi - New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51925462 Hi everyone - I have "lurked" around Sparkpeople in the past - finally ready to jump in! Looking forward to the community support! Fri, 1 Feb 2013 08:58:35 EST early feeding fenzy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x51843970 I usually start my cravings after supper...gee I can't seem to get enough for breakfast this morning! I'm over 500 calories already! I'd best get a handle on this right now! <BR> <em>341</em> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:18:58 EST So much tea!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x51837698 SO MUCH TEA! I'VE GOT TO...!! <BR> <BR> What rhymes with "TEA"?? <BR> <BR> OMG. Ladies' room... : ) Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:10:51 EST What made you feel good today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x51707570 I have downed 6 cups of water already today and it's only 2:30! I must add..I did it easily. I think I outfoxed myself! I always used an 8 oz glass..it was tall and slender and looked like it held more, but nope, I measured. I replaced it with a 16 oz glass and I still tend to drink till it's empty! Go me! LOL! <BR> <BR> So what's your little motivational high today? Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:29:59 EST I'm back and I hope to stay active this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51707017 I was on SparkPeople before and found lots of useful information, but sometimes felt lost as I didn't have accountability as you do with WW meetings, etc. So THIS time I hope to interact with some other gals over 50, (I'm 60) who also struggle with the middle stomach stress fat. I think they call it cortisol or something. I am having a hard time losing any weight because of this. I need ideas. Help me if you too struggle with the pregnant look, and don't want to look this way anymore. <B... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:48:29 EST Who's In? MORE Magazine Women's Half Marathon, NYC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=396x32x51684521 Anyone else plan to register for and run/walk and/or jog annual MORE Magazine/ Fitness Magazine Half-Marathon for Over-40 Women? <BR> <BR> This is a QUALIFYING RACE for the New York City Marathon. Both races are managed through NYRR.org (New York Roadrunners). <BR> <BR> The MORE Mag / Fitness Mag half-marathon repeats every Spring, so all interested are ENCOURAGED to use this 50+ Females' group thread each year; especially between January and April-May. <BR> <BR> Race registration starts i... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:25:00 EST new to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51605933 Hi, New to Spark People. Looking forward to connecting with some of you. <em>224</em> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:15:47 EST 2013 WORKOUT CHALLENGE - What's Yours, January til http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=396x32x51548498 HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! <BR> <BR> What is your workout challenge from now, January, until third week of MARCH 2013? <BR> <BR> I'm using my Fitbit, linked to SparkPeople, and increasing my challenges on it: # steps, floors, miles, and calories burned. <BR> <BR> More of my details soon. And YOU? Wed, 9 Jan 2013 03:25:48 EST Hello! 52 year old Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51519166 I don't really know my way around this site just yet..but I stumbled upon this group. Yayy! Please accept me in your membership! I am 52 years old and over weight, so does that qualify me here? lol I just joined this site last night.....need some friends.....!! Mon, 7 Jan 2013 11:57:17 EST Down 60 by 60 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51468290 My goal is to lose 60# by the time I'm 60 which will be in early July of 2013. I currently weigh 196.5# at 5' 5" and am flirting with diabetes 2. I'm looking for support here and hopefully I'll reach my goal with your help and a lot of effort on my part. If anyone can recommend some good exercises to increase flexibility I would appreciate it. My eating downfall is chocolate and I just started taking green coffee bean extract today (after watching Dr. Oz's show) and hopefully this will curb m... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:49:58 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51453222 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Florence and I am just returning to Sparks. I am 58 years old and presently weigh 215 lbs. This is going to be my year and I thought one of the best ways to kick it off was to join like minded individuals to share our stories, concerns, etc. and to encourage each other. Hope to hear from you. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 13:28:37 EST Hello! New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51442843 Hello everyone! I am new here. It might take me a bit to find my way around this maze! But willing to!! I am 50 this past year! Got more than 50lbs to lose! Really like SparkPeople and looking forward to losing with all of you! Blessings! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:02:29 EST 50 newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51441944 I just turned 50 in September. I want to encourage others again but I also need encouragement and support for myself. I'm in the middle of a stressful time in my life and food isn't really my go to but yet it is.... I use to exercise (ZUMBA) every night almost and even taught fitness classes at one of our YMCA's here but I stopped everything after I started at my last job. My job downsized my department letting us all go and I've been unemployed since June. If that didn't rock my world, ... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:10:45 EST Happy 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51430202 A quick hello from South Dakota. I have recently celebrated the "turning 50" milestone. Phew, I made it! To start chapter 50 in my book of life, I choose to better my life! I quit smoking (big pat on my back). Now on to healthier eating habits and losing a few pounds wouldn't hurt my feelings a bit. Good luck to all of you in your journey here at Spark. Please feel free to add me as a friend. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 09:49:22 EST January 2013 Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x51415533 Holy Cow! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:40:55 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x51412781 This is the beginning of the rest of my life. I am going to work harder with my exercise and stay within my calorie goals. <BR> <BR> If anyone wants to add me as a friend please do, I can use all the help I can get. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a great New Year and has a wonderful 2013. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:06:12 EST New to team, looking for suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51411579 I am 55 years old with arthritis and about 60 pounds overweight and out of shape. I tried turbo jam but it was too much for me, any ideas any one on how to start? Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:07:10 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51388859 Hi, I just started joining a team and using the message boards. I've been using SparkPeople since September but get a little overwhelmed by the website, so I mostly just track on the mobile ap. I'm a school librarian, so I a couple weeks off to go a little deeper into the program. How do I make one of those timeline illustrations to show my starting weight and progress? <em>249</em> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:42:35 EST Hi ~ I'm Deb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51231654 Hi, I'm Deb. Back to SP after a few years (back when I was in my 40s!). Looking forward to seeing what this team has to offer. Happy holidays. <em>442</em> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 16:21:22 EST I need support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51214507 I've been a member of SP for well over a year now and keep reading about everyone's successes. I've always tried to do things on my own and losing weight is one of those. If I tell everyone that i'm on a 'diet' I feel it would be an admission of failure that I can't control my weight. So I try and pretend that everything is OK. I'm slowly running out of clothes that fit me and I don't have the money to buy any more. Some days I feel like I am addicted to chocolate. I have a great family and a... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:51:24 EST I am back again for the upteenth time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51193989 Hi I am Marie and I have been with Spark on and off for years. I am pleased to say that I am excited about being here and that this time I intend to make things work espcially after Christmas lol. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:40:43 EST trying over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51171176 Hi Everyone <BR> My name is Debbie this is the second time joining this team. My sister and I have been a sparks member since Jan 4 2009, that first year we did really good we both dropped to within a couple of lbs of our goal weight but it has been a struggle ever since. 2012 has been very difficult for me and her both, the weight has steadily come back on,We got so discouraged that we decided to take a break from Sparks for a few months, and I dropped out of all my teams. <BR> Well I have ... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 11:41:12 EST A little confused http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51149389 Hi, I am Freida, and I believe I joined this team but for the life of me I don't remember if I introduced myself. Please forgive me my memory lately is not what it used to be. Anyway, I am 63 and the grandmother of 6 amazing grandchildren. I watch two of them daily, as they happen to live me.Their ages are 5 and 2. So, there is never a dull moment at my house. I was with SP a couple of years ago and It really works but I guess the weight I lost missed me and I decided to come "home". ... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 19:01:21 EST First day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51144608 Hello! <BR> I have started today.My goal is to lose 25 pounds. Sun, 9 Dec 2012 11:11:57 EST Spark Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x51142664 Does anyone here follow the Spark Plan? <BR> And if so, how is the plan working for you. <BR> I need to find something I can live with! <BR> Deb <em>247</em> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 08:30:26 EST Hi, I'm Lisa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51140415 I just join this team this morning. I will be 51 in January. I need to lose about 140 lbs. Sun, 9 Dec 2012 00:23:05 EST December Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x51057233 Here we are... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 16:34:03 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51015426 I'm almost 62 and I use SparkPeople to record my progress with both diet and exercise. I have chronic kidney disease so in trying to reduce any further kidney damage, I am on a specific diet. SparkPeople is great for that, giving the amount of protein, etc. that I am eating. Also, I have a personal trainer and I gave her my sign in so she can see what I am eating and what outside exercise I am doing. I have about 20 lbs to lose and it is coming off so I'm happy about that! <em>334</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:01:05 EST Hiya! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x51005643 I'm Cherala. Celebrated my 50th birthday (my husband and I have the same birthday) and 25th Wedding Anniversary this year. Love to cook and bake. Looking forward to getting know my fellow 50+ Females! Team members. <BR> <em>67</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:23:59 EST My first day......again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50971518 I am giving it a try again. I travel a lot and therefore eat out a lot. I need to stick with the program when eating out and avoid the fast food restaurants unless I eat salads and carry my own dressing and not use croutons, etc. on them. <em>249</em> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:34:13 EST Hello From Mississippi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50876048 I am so excited so far I have lost 20lbs in the last 6 wks. I haven't even started exercising yea. But that stars on Dec 1. I'm trying to take this in stages. I am on this journey with my daughter & oldest granddaughter. So I have to set an example. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:07:55 EST Big 5-0 on Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50841092 Need to get myself back on track in life for the next half century. Have to lose 50 pounds, become more physically active, and develop a more positive mental outlook. I need a cheering section to help me along. And I hope to make some new friends for the journey into my "golden years". Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:59:42 EST Hello from Sweden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50783098 My name is Elisabeth. I´m 55 years old. My family and I live in Sweden. I´m a mother of three boys and a stepmother of one girl and three boys. Three of our seven children are still living at home. In our family there is also two cats and one dog. I´m happy I found SP. Lots of information and inspiration to be found on this site. <BR> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:14:50 EST New Here but Not to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50748437 <BR> <BR> Hi, I am Gini. I am 60 years old and need to lose about 140 lbs. I keep trying and won't quit till I get there but I sure could use some help from my friends. Hope you are one of them <BR> <BR> Gini Thu, 8 Nov 2012 19:18:24 EST getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50740600 Hi' I'm Rhonda. I am 52 but feel so much younger on the inside. Needing to lose 50+ lbs. Looking for a team of ladies who feel young at heart too. Hope this is it <BR> Thu, 8 Nov 2012 08:07:50 EST Hi from Southern Spain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50704242 Hi, I'm Linda, I will be 56 at the end of this month. I've been with SP since March 2012 and so far have lost 10 pounds. I've been with most diet programmes in my time but just love this one and the support that comes from it. I am trying to exercise each day. I've got a few more pounds to loose and am looking forward to becoming an active member of this team. <BR> I have lived in Southern Spain for nine years with my hubby and love it. I love to walk, living in the mountains gives opportuni... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 16:59:29 EST November Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x50646074 Just realized that I was responding on the October thread! Thu, 1 Nov 2012 15:27:42 EST From the eastern side of the States http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50563710 Hi I'm Debbie a 52 year old with a ton of weight to lose. I live in upstate New York and look forward to meeting people here on Spark. I have many health issues but one by one I'm working on them. Number #1 in this battle is my weight. I welcome suggestions and look forward to our journey together. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:16:29 EST WLS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50421302 Hi..I am 52 yrs old, just lost my husband in August and almost did not go thru with the surgery but I'm glad I did. I'm living in TX at this time, I fulltime RV. I had WLS in Sept this year, I have about 45 more lbs to lose.. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:43:40 EST Hello from California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50399286 I joined SP almost a month ago and I'm just now really looking into the site and beginning to use the tools available. I'm single, 56 and I have about 100 pounds to lose. I'm looking for a supportive group to help me with my weight loss and health goals. It's really hard to stay motivated and on track as a single person. I would appreciate any tips, tricks and advice to help me on this journey. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:04:17 EST Re-Inventing Myself (Hi All) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x50348708 I joined SP about 3 years ago and while I was successful in losing a good amount of weight through proper nutrition and regular exercise, I never really used SP. Fast forward to today, and I've put the weight back on after having to change meds in January (and yes, I also stopped exercising regularly and got really sloppy with my food). The positive is that I still have not gone back to fast food and junk food, but still - I want that feeling of being fit and healthy back! I just moved from... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:00:04 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50343520 Hi, I'm new to this team <BR> <BR> I joined SP in April 2010. I met my weight loss goal, and I've been a bit sloppy with my maintenance, so I'm dropping that last 10 (again). Dropping, not losing. I sure don't want to "find" them again! Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:18:38 EST Turning 50 next month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50203884 Hello everyone. I've been a member of SP for several years but haven't done anything with it. I recently had blood work done and learned that my triglycerides/cholesterol etc put me at a risk for heart disease so I've decided to do something about it. I don't take any prescriptions for anything and want to keep it that way :O) . My 26 yr old daughter and I started the South Beach diet yesterday and we're very excited at the thought of losing weight as well as looking for Line Dancing classes ... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:31:36 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50202182 Hi to all,I need some support to lose this weight I gained back after breaking my ankle on both sides 18 months ago.I lost about 35lbs within the last 3yrs by joining weight watchers.I am still cooking from those cookbooks,but I have gained back most of that 35lbs.not all but close.I have finally started to excerise again.slow going..need some feedback please. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 05:54:37 EST Starting all things new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50202174 Hello everyone, <BR> I stumbled upon this website a couple months ago, and found it to be quite interesting and stimulating. I'm just coming out of a six year wilderness, and am starting all over again. <BR> I am overweight by 70 pounds, based upon BMI index, and for health reasons am determined to lose the weight. There are so many things I want to accomplish in life, and I know this is the perfect beginning. To meet new friends and lose the weight. So here we go!!! I look forward to sha... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 05:54:07 EST October Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x50185626 It is 10/1!! Mon, 1 Oct 2012 08:31:56 EST Hello from Illinois http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50115043 Hi everyone. I never heard of this site before and stumbled upon it totally by accident. I'm sure it was a sign :) I am so pumped about finally getting myself in good health. I lost a lot of weight a few years ago on my own but I had a serious problem keeping it off when some family issues derailed my focus. That and the fact that I quit smoking after 30 years. I have some issues with my knees and hips that cause me much pain. I know that I could alleviate a lot of it if I get the weight off... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:54:17 EST The FOODS we eat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x50105982 Hi All <BR> I dont know if anyone else does this, but I tend to eat the same foods all week! <em>180</em> <BR> Thomas thin cinnamon/raisin bagel with Laughing cow cream cheese/cinnamon <BR> Progresso soup or cuke salad and green pepper <BR> Morning star prime griller, sargento baby swiss slice of cheese,single serv. of brown rice,taco sauce! <BR> banana <BR> maybe popcorn <BR> <BR> Its not like I am losing weight on this, its just easier, and I'm hungry for it! <BR> Lets hear your input p... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:10:16 EST I need friends my own age! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50082301 Hi everyone... <BR> I'm not new to SparkPeople, or even new to trying to lose weight.. but I am new to this group. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> I'm really looking forward to checking in to this group every day, getting to know all you ladies with similar interests and goals. <BR> As we get older our goals definitely change... I not only need to lose weight, but I'm striving for better health. If you read my Spark page you'll know what I mean. <BR> Really hoping to get support, encouragement,... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:59:57 EST Ready to make some changes ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50058886 and ready to get some results. Looking forward to the group and helping others as I can. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 18:59:47 EST Hi, everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x50040694 New to this team. Just wanted to see how other women my age are keeping motivated. Hope I can help others stay motivated as well. <em>213</em> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:07:37 EST New and want control back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49975135 Hi, I am new to the site and want to take control back! I am 51 and a Grandma of 6. I need to get my energy back to keep up with a full time job where I work anywhere from 10 hour days or more plus the rest. I would like to lose 30 lbs and maintain. <BR> Any help/ideas/recipes that anyone could share I would appreciate. <BR> I am excited to get started. <BR> Thanks <BR> Lisa Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:26:44 EST Returning and starting over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49924892 Hi everyone! I am 52 year old lady from Arkansas. I was on Sparkpeople previously and life kind of happened and I quit visiting here. In the mean time, put on the small amount of weight I had previously lost. I was so surprised when I got back on here to realize it had been almost 3 years ago that I joined Spark! Seriously, don't know where the time goes <em>40</em> !! Had a very tough year in 2010 and did a lot of emotional eating and it's time to get that (plus more) off. My sister ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:43:38 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49916417 Hello, I am not new to computers but I am new to discussion boards. I will soon be 55. The first of the year started to address lifelong bad eating habits. I have currently dropped 40 lbs and Spark People has been an inspiration the whole time. I have more to lose, but am not making losing weight the focus. I have been and will hope to continue to focus on healthy eating and only eating to be satisfied and not stuffed or to use food as a comfort. Welcome to my journey. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:11:47 EST HELLO I am new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49914932 Hi everyone my name is Tathy49 and I am trying to not only get down to a haelthy weight , but to find myself too. I think I lost myself long time ago , I have aways take care of my family as a single mom and somehow I neglected who need it the most care ... Me ! Now I found myself unhappy with how I feel and very uncomfortable with myself , before my weight was my security blanket or at least that is what I told myself as my reasons of why I had put on weight , but now I don't feel like this ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:42:39 EST Howdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49778594 I was so excited to find this team. I am not quite 50 but closer to 50 than 40. I will be 48 in December. I have five children and four grands with another one on the way. My grand babies help keep me young. They are one of the reasons I have worked so hard to lose the weight and stay active. My goal is to be a fit and healthy memaw well into my 90's and 100's. <BR> <BR> I am stress eater. After being at goal for over a year and a half that is still my biggest struggle. Keeping junk ... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 08:52:46 EST Almost 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49758323 Hi All, I will be turning 50 in October and want to be fit in my 50s. I love to walk and have done two 1/2 marathons and several 5ks. Living in OKC and finding it hard to do my walks outside in the summer heat. I love to quilt and I'm married with 1 daughter who is in high school. <BR> <BR> Nice meeting you guys. <BR> Marilyn Mon, 3 Sep 2012 23:12:00 EST Greetings from The Adirondack Mtns, Upstate NY, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49757334 Just joined this Team. I've been on SP off & on for several years and belonged to different Teams but the ones I've been on never seem to be that active. It appears that you all are engaged and involved on a regular basis and I think I need that to stay motivated as well? I'll be 52 in November. I had done very well a couple years ago losing 50 lbs but have put 30 back on. Many factors contributing to it, all of them too easy to use as excuses... 80+ yr Mom in ailing health that I'm sole c... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 21:54:00 EST September Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x49739166 Here we are already! Sun, 2 Sep 2012 17:04:43 EST Weight-bearing exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x49692260 Hi there. <BR> <BR> I usually use the treadmill, but when I went to the fitness room yesterday, all were in use except the broken one. I tried the elliptical instead and it was very different. Definitely could feel additional muscles. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know if the elliptical is considered weight bearing? Thanks! Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:50:23 EST 55 and my goals have changed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49630130 I've been dancing around weight loss for a long time. It has seemed that the more effort I put in the more I gained. The effort was always on my own, as though shame and pride have been intertwined to keep my efforts quiet and alone. I just came back from a Disney Cuise with my family. I didn't eat poorly and gained only two pounds. My husband and I joined a boot camp and exercised with much younger and much more fit adults every morning. The group was very kind and encouraging. I did ... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 09:17:50 EST Turning 50 in February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49571645 Hi, <BR> <BR> Just joining and thought I would introduce myself. I'm turning 50 soon and I'm gearing up to the best 50 I can be. I recently cost 15 lbs and have about 20 more to go. When I was a teenager I always wanted to look like the ballerina, Karen Kain, but decided instead that I was going to have to come to terms with being more of an hourglass. However, as I approached 50 I realized I was turning into a "brandy snifter". Try as I might I haven't been able to "rock" that look so I... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:13:09 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49512103 I'm Debbie. I am 55 years old and am just starting a brand new career. In 2007 I went back to school to become a teacher after working in retail for over 20 years. I graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2011 and then went on to get my Masters in Divergent Learning. I just received my degree last month. I have worked hard and I am proud of my accomplishments but during those same years, I have steadily gained weight. I have been unable to obtain a regular teaching job, al... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:10:24 EST Almost 50 but need your help & inspiration! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49500389 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'll be 50 in December, exactly 17 weeks from today! Can I still join you guys? I really need your help, motivation, and wisdom! <BR> <BR> I'll have an empty nest this time next year. I haven't been focusing on life too much in the future, but I know I have to. <BR> <BR> My dad died at age 60 from congestive heart failure. He was well over 300 pounds, had diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. I realize if I don't change I'll be in the same boat. I want to live longe... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:56:23 EST Started again July 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49470417 Hi friends. I started my spark diet again on July 8th. I think I am doing pretty good am now down 12 pounds! I have beaten my body when I was younger and am paying for it now. I am gluten free because of Celiac's. I also have allergies - lupus - Sjogren's - several arthritis - torn meniscus in both knees - several blown out discs in my back and neck. None the less I continue to keep going. I would like to make a few new friends to share my weight loss journey with. I need to loose 50 pounds. ... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:27:19 EST Count me in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49450072 Well they say "it's never too late" so here I am ready to get my life back! I will be 54 in a few months, been married for 24 years, retired 4 years ago after an accident, battling depression & anxiety.....and they have really de-railed my life. But here I am & damn it I want my life back. So ladies.....point me in the right direction! Tue, 14 Aug 2012 05:23:01 EST The Most Important Meal Of The Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x49442758 Write down what you had for breakfast today! <em>48</em> <BR> Could be interesting <em>30</em> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:48:53 EST Whats your plan? What do you eat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x49442310 Hi all <BR> Just checking in on what people eat on a daily basis with their diet menu plans and what they look like. <em>48</em> <em>30</em> <BR> Just to give me some idea, I think it would help me getting input! And I have no Willpower, I have the mindset but lose it. <BR> Thanks <BR> ~deb <em>213</em> <em>198</em> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:09:54 EST Hello from Ithaca,NY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49439584 Just starting here and would love to meet some ladies who have more than 100 lbs to lose. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:40:57 EST Wheat Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x49425821 Have you all been reading about not eating wheat because its the wheat made from genetically modified plants that contain harmful compounds that contribue to weight gain and other problems? Its an appetite stimulant. <BR> Here's the article--www.newsmaxhealth.com and the Article is: Lose the Wheat, Gain Your Health <BR> Read it and tell me what you think. I'm a big wheat eater. Now I am troubled about this. <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:30:51 EST TAPOUTxt - August to Oct/Nov Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=396x32x49413554 Any other 50+ women up for doing the TapoutXT programme from NOW til late October or sometime in November? <BR> <BR> Challenging and a LOT of fun! <BR> <BR> COME ON, LADIES! Let's do this!! Sat, 11 Aug 2012 18:01:48 EST Hello from MD starting to participate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49316357 Hi, I have been on spark for awhile and now want to be more active. I want to share the 50+ experience with others like me. Thanks. Sun, 5 Aug 2012 10:28:16 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49292437 Hello Ladies, just joined 50+ Females. I just turned 54 in July, certainly don't feel 54. I've been a member of Spark for a while, but I think this last birthday really motivated me to get serious. I started experiencing pain in my knees & back because of arthritis, wow couldn't believe it was only arthritis. I owe my Mother a big apology, as I used to brush it off & say hey Mom, it's just a part of getting older. Oh boy, finding out aging is not for Sissy's LOL!!!! I look forward to being a ... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 15:06:34 EST Starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49272430 Hello, I'm Nancy and I live in North Carolina. I have started on SparkPeople a couple of times before but fell off the wagon. So here I go again. . . Thu, 2 Aug 2012 10:19:29 EST My first team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49272323 Hi there. <BR> <BR> This is my first SparkTeam. I've been walking outdoors 2-4 times/week for about 2 years. A few weeks ago, I moved to a building with a fitness center and tried the treadmill. I love it! Now, I do 4-5 times/week with a much higher heart rate. <BR> <BR> My biggest challenge is that I telecommute, which means sitting on my butt for most of the day. <BR> <BR> For the past 2.5 years, home has been Northern Virginia. Before that, 25+ years in the Greater Boston area. In add... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 10:13:16 EST Hello from CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49267319 Hi all, I turned 50 last year. (how did this happen?) <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I am also an emotional eater...constant worrier...unemployed...stressed out...forgetful...will soon be a semi-empty nester AND <BR> IS IT HOT IN HERE OR WHAT?? <em>198</em> <BR> Gee, I can't wait to see what else is in store for me!!! <em>20</em> <BR> Glad to be here!! <em>41</em> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 23:49:31 EST August Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x49262274 Wow! <BR> <BR> And it is hot! Wed, 1 Aug 2012 17:55:36 EST Hi from Oklahoma!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49237249 Very excited to get started back to Sparkpeople! I turned 50 this year and had to find a team that support our 50 somethings!! ;)) Tue, 31 Jul 2012 08:43:31 EST Hello from PA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49227186 Hi, Team! I've been a SP member since '09 and am still struggling to loose the same 15-20 pounds. There are a lot of excuses, none of which are getting me any closer to my goal. Now that I'm in my 50's, it's getting harder to keep the weight off. So I'm reaching out to the ladies for support and a few good laughs. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:55:03 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49191211 Hello everyone - I'm new here! I'll be 52 soon and have been on a rollercoaster for the past year and a half. I lost 80 pounds fairly quickly due to a broken heart, then ended up gaining most of it back. Now I'm determined to lose that weight again and get to my goal weight...for me. Just a couple of quick questions...If I post a blog, is it public? There is no online private journal attached to SP? Please add me as a friend if you'd like to help me along my journey. I can use all the ... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 03:38:36 EST Had to join new team ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49185466 I guess the last time I was active on spark people was when I was still in my 40's because I noticed I belonged to a 40-something group. Well I am now 50yrs 7 mos so I just joined this 50 something group. Glad to be here &#9829; Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:42:03 EST Hello from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x49144492 Hi , I'm 52 yrs old. Never had a weight problem before but since I have become a diabetic I'm gaining extra lbs that I don't need. So I want to lose 20-25 lbs . I have started walking after I finish work in the am and and trying to add more salads to my diet.I'm having difficulty in motivating myself to get into this . I tend to feel depressed not only because of being a diabetic but I lost my son almost 5 yrs now and I know that may seem a long time but to me it feels like it happened yester... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 05:27:44 EST WHAT'S YOUR WORKOUT TODAY? (Urgent!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x48834419 Howdy, ladies! <BR> <BR> What's your workout and good, clean eating plan for today? <BR> <BR> I have strength workout today. Going to fix breakfast, and a sandwich and salad to take to work. <BR> <BR> Put yourself first! You're over 50. If not NOW, then WHEN? <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Thu, 5 Jul 2012 07:20:42 EST Hello from sunny New Mexico http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48795624 Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> I false-started SP back in March, thinking it was merely a calorie-counting website. I quickly got bored with that. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm back and reading The Spark book as I go. What a fascinating program this is. Far more than mere weight loss. <BR> <BR> I'm a writer and nurse. I look forward to "meeting" all of you! <BR> <BR> Beth Mon, 2 Jul 2012 16:32:26 EST July Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x48778477 Unbelievable that the year is half gone already!! Sun, 1 Jul 2012 16:18:48 EST Adding calcium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x48734093 How can I add calcium to my diet - I'm lactose intolerant. I don't get enough and at my age should probably find a way. Do I need to talk calcium supplements or are there foods out there that I can take (can't have dairy and need to keep fat intake under control)? <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:19:42 EST Any SKATERS on this Team?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=396x32x48662232 Wow. I changed things up today by skating 5K in a "race". <BR> <BR> Actually, I just went to skate, not to race. <BR> <BR> But I ended up skating alongside elite skaters! THAT was a lesson. <BR> <BR> And I've been in weight-loss mode so long, I FORGOT how I needed to eat to have enough energy to do a 10K on skates! Inline skates. <BR> <BR> So, I managed to finish 5K of a 10K race! <BR> <BR> Lessons learned for next time!! Sat, 23 Jun 2012 23:17:29 EST compulsive eaters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48617079 are there others that stuggle with compulsive/binge eating?I want friends that also stuggle with these issues.Feel free to friend me Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:12:55 EST HELLO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48583762 Hi! Last year sometime I joined SparkPeople, but didn't do much with it. Now I'm back & enjoying connecting with others. I turned 50 back in Nov. I'm focusing on drinking 6-8 glasses of water each day, exercising several times a week for 30 minutes each time, & eating healthier. I really appreciate the encouragement that I've received. I've received more encouragement on this website than in any other weight-loss program. Thanks! Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:56:13 EST Hi from West Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48534477 Hello all; <BR> <BR> The scale has been stuck for a year - I need help. <BR> <BR> I am a former weight watchers member who lost 40. I want to loose a total of 15lbs - 10 that I gained back and 5 more. <BR> <BR> I exercise 5 x per week, eat right average 1400 calories a day and can't seem to get the scale to budge since I hit 53. <BR> <BR> I spend lots of time outdoors hiking, painting the wonder of God's creation, exploring and listening to the beautiful birds. <BR> <BR> I look for... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:52:58 EST Newbie from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48477317 I don't think that everything in Texas is Bigger, but I know I am certainlly bigger than I want to be. <em>15</em> Looking for like minded people who enjoy life and laughter, seeking to be healthier and wiser about life. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:46:54 EST That "age" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x48416453 When does it end? 11 months and starting to count down the days until I reached my year. I wake up this morning to discover my "friend" (as my Mom used to call it) had come to visit :( So here I am with cramps and back to 365 days to go again. <BR> Oh well, I will do some extra walking today to work out those cramps I guess. Thu, 7 Jun 2012 10:39:14 EST Hi from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48393882 I am well over 50, but the funny thing is I sure don't feel like it. I have two grand children graduating from High School this year! I still can not believe that one. I have some time before I can even think of retiring, but I can not wait. Not because I don't want to work. Well I don't want to work at my place of employment, but rather for myself. I have been growing flowers in a large garden, and I hope if the good Lord willing, that someday I can sell them. I have a million projects to do... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 21:59:02 EST Oklahoma oceanluvr http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48349839 50..turn 51 in September. I have been on sp long time..love the site, but fluctuate on usage. I am ready to start again..had gall bladder removed July last year..lost 30 pds..gained back 15 during tax season. I am a CPA in business with me husband, also a CPA...looking forward to getting to know everybody! Sun, 3 Jun 2012 07:06:19 EST Georgia girl signing in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48330783 <BR> 52-year-old mom -- last child just graduated from college. <BR> 5'4 and 152 lbs -- look my best at 135-138 lbs. <BR> <BR> Last year I had a significant back injury that knocked me out of exercising for about six months. Ortho and PT finally got me back to near normal. But in the meantime, peri-menopause hit BIG TIME. I have gained about 12 pounds, and I suddenly have a tummy for the first time. <BR> So two weeks ago I found SP through a friend and here I am. So far, I'm doing great w... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 18:52:26 EST June Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x48311891 TOmorrow is the first--another new month! Thu, 31 May 2012 15:13:22 EST Hi from Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48311366 Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> I'm Liz, 56 yrs old from east coast central Florida. I have 3 grown sons and 5 grandchildren :D. Joined SP in Jan 2012 and have lost 21 lbs so far...but only really started eating right and exercising since March. <BR> <BR> I have been sitting behind a desk for the past 25 years and have gained and gained. All this time I thought that arthritis had ravaged my body and I was getting old before my time....nope....it is called "not moving" <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I am... Thu, 31 May 2012 14:30:00 EST New girl on the block http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48290532 Hi, <BR> Just jointed sparks a couple weeks ago. Its nice to have a place to go and not have to pay for it. Nice touch. <BR> I started working out and eating right in December and am working hard to get down. I am in Menopause and am struggling with losing weight. The inches look good, but the weight...sigh.... <BR> Anyway...Just wanted to say hi, and am enjoying my time on SparkPeople Wed, 30 May 2012 08:51:40 EST Hello from Ohio! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48279640 I am excited to be here but also I am a bit nervous. I am embarking on a new chapter in my life...It's called "Taking Care of Me". I have always been a caregiver but have never taken much time to take good care of myself. I have reached the point in my life where I know I need to become a caregiver of myself. Over the past few years I have gained a lot of weight from not eating properly and not getting enough exercise. As a result of this, I am not happy with myself. I don't feel good ab... Tue, 29 May 2012 14:29:20 EST Spark People and Weight Watchers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32x48276249 Today I am doing both Spark People and Weight Watchers! Yes they are different programs, bit they are enough alike that i think I can do this. I am doing WW to help keep me accountable so I can get beck on track! Tue, 29 May 2012 10:37:05 EST Hi From Wisconsin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48266946 Hi, My name is Deb and Im from Wisconsin, 53 y/o and new to this TEAM! <BR> I have been a member of Sparkpeople for a long time but my teams haven't been very active at all and so I was looking for a more active TEAM! This one caught my attention! :) <BR> <BR> I had a hysterectomy in August, and just had surgery May 14th to repair my bladder, this is the worse surgery I have ever had, I have NEVER been on pain meds this long with ANY surgery! So right now I am recovering at home slow but su... Mon, 28 May 2012 18:29:54 EST Just starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48263784 Hey, from Ga. Mon, 28 May 2012 13:28:49 EST Hello, from Homewood, IL (South Suburb of Chicago) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48155107 YES, I am a 56 year old PISTOL of a woman! Actually, Pistol was my nickname while growing up. It was a name of endearment given to me by my father (R.I.P.). I try to use it as a part of a Username, etc., as a remembrance of him. My first name is Sharon, or Shar, for short; hence Sharpistol! Thank you for letting me be a member of this 'YOUNG' 50+ Females Team. I hope to share, and learn a lot, from all of you; plus, of course, to get fit, healthy, and stay this way, for the years forwar... Sun, 20 May 2012 16:51:20 EST Hello from Akron http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48102922 Hi, I am a 58 year old women that weighs 200 lbs 5"2" tall and really needs to lose weight. I have asthma, back problems, and now knee problems. I have tried doing it on my own, I have joined many health clubs and never used them. I am not getting any support from home so I figured I would try this. I am not good at logging in on the computer since I work on one all day. I have all kinds of exercise equipment to use but no motivation or a buddy to do it with. When I get home I am too... Wed, 16 May 2012 21:41:27 EST New to the team but not Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32x48084393 Hi my name is Linda I'm 51 been with SP since 2009 this time my main goal now is to get fit & healthy tighten tone this body up basically I have 5 more pounds ot lose to keep me in a healthy BMI I reached my original goal weight back in May of 2011 Hoping to meet other women with the same struggles I am facing since I turned 50 Tue, 15 May 2012 19:44:26 EST