SparkPeople Menopause and Losing Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=3284 Menopause and determined to lose weight . The right way - with friends on the same ship. SparkPeople Menopause and Losing Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=3284 new to team -anyone else having anxiety attacks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x58075529 Hi. I am new to the team. I am 53 and have about 50 lb. to lose. Had a few hot flashes about a year ago but weren't severe and soon stopped. About a month ago I had terrible flashes while driving to work. They started at my feet, rolled up my body and exited out my hands and head. This went on for at least 30 minutes then off and on the rest of the day. I was so shaken up that I went to the doctor only to be told it was just hot flashes. Since then, I get panic attacks while driving... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:23:19 EST June Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x58071144 <em>30</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:12:25 EST Howdy from Reba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x57950616 Good morning everyone (or at least its still morning here in Alberta) <BR> <BR> I think I've finally jumped into menopause with both feet and holy overwhelming. I have a couple other health conditions that make it a bit difficult to discern which is causing what but whichever way I break it down, I need to take control and value myself enough to get fully well again. <BR> <BR> During my meditation yesterday though I finally came to realization, everything else aside I have to put fitness as... Wed, 21 May 2014 12:09:18 EST May Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x57722877 Hello everyone hope today is a good day New Month and a new beginning for all Thu, 1 May 2014 21:55:12 EST Hi all I am Vicki http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x57717728 I started some pre-menopausal stuff 3-4 years ago. But then had surgery and hit it full force a year and a half ago and have been gaining weight ever since. Thought I would join to see how everyone else is losing. Get some ideas and encouragement. I have a ways to go. Please friend me Thu, 1 May 2014 13:33:51 EST SPARKS TEAM PAGE REDESIGN COMING SOON! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x57629180 Just a heads up--Sparks will be redesigning the Team pages in the coming days. I've added a link to the Utube video that explains the changes, so feel free to click below and check it out. I'll be curious to see how our Team page will look--but from what I see, we'll keep posting and sharing our friendships, tracking and more as we have been--so, here's to a new and exciting Sparks' change! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Thanks everyone!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcqPQi_75tw&<BR>... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:37:41 EST April Team Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x57323327 Hello Team Goodies are out and hope March was a good month and April a better one hope everyone has a great month Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:12:20 EST Black Cohosh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x56961704 I think it is causing me to have weight gain! The last supplement I took for hot flashes has this as an ingredient. The hot flashes weren't slowing, and I could feel myself bloating and bulking up. Does anyone else have a similar experience? Thanks! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 12:10:10 EST Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x56923705 I've noticed that a few people have ordered the activity tracker. Just looking for feedback, thoughts, etc. Is it really any different than wearing a pedometer and then just keying in the step count at the end of the day? Is it worth (at min) $60?? Thanks!!! Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:25:49 EST Post for monthy Goodies March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x56923604 team goodies are given out please post here to get a team goodie and its great to get the team spirit going Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:16:31 EST HI! I'm new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x56679821 HI. It's been a long time since I have been on spark. I use to have a team, but it fizzled out. That was a few years ago. I'm not sure what picture is going to pop up, but since then (actually between Jan and March of 2013) I gained 30 pounds. YIKES! I already thought I was too big at 180!...In Jan my tom stopped and the hot flashes were crazy. I am also on a lot of meds. I recently went to the dr. and explained my concerns, and he changed my blood pressure med, I lost over 10 pounds in less ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 06:11:39 EST New here and sleep deprived http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x56589565 Hello, I would rather be going through PMS than the hell that is sleep deprivation. I had planned on a nice walk during lunch today and got such a lousy night's sleep last night that I am too beat today. Tomorrow we've got nice weather predicted here so I'm going to pray to the Goddess of Sleep that I get at least 9 hours so I can get at least 12,000 steps in. <BR> <BR> I am getting ready to start taking a new type of calcium at night to see if that helps with the tossing and turning. <... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:51:56 EST TEAM GOODIES FOR February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x56569204 Hello all team goodies are giving out for the month ...Pllease stop by and say hello .. I am sorry I am a bit late but , I have been very sick and also taking care of my Father ... <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day and enjoy ...Dee Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:27:02 EST Early Menopause (and hating it!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x56281302 Hi - I'm 42 and in full menopause...boo! My doctor put me on meds as I am young for it - but I still gained 30 pounds in one year (and I wasn't skinny to start with!). Now I need to lose 80 pounds with a metabolism that feels like it came to a total halt. Glad I found this group - you all seem so encouraging to each other! Wed, 8 Jan 2014 21:38:47 EST feeling so so http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x56151513 <em>39</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:50:04 EST GOODIES MONTH OF JANUARY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x56106822 NEW MONTH , NEW DAY , NEW BEGINNING AND A NEW YEAR.. <BR> <BR> ITS TIME TO GET A NEW START THIS MONTH AND HOPING YOU HAD A GREAT DECEMEBER .... SEE YOU IN THE POSTINGS <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:47:50 EST New to the team and pretty miserable! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x56068128 Morning! I have been in menopause for about 7 years. Not 50 yet and have gained about 40 pounds. I usually have pretty good attitude, but do not feel very happy.... I have been trying to work out with my kids, but an old knee injury keeps sidelining me. Surgery is likely, which freaks me out. I don't do surgery! I feel very stuck. I do not want to be this weight. I do not want to feel like this, Oh, and I had been on medication to curb my menopause symptoms, but went off of the medic... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:09:47 EST Calm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x56032764 Feeling calm & relaxed today, away from my normal life for a week & back in New England. Yay! <em>102</em> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:48:36 EST Hello Ladies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x55967036 I am so glad to be a new edition to your team. I am 50 years young and dealing with menopause. It has become a struggle to stay away from sugar. Has anyone else dealt with this? If so do you have any advice. I kicked the sugar habit 2 years ago and lost 60pds. But have recently put on 20. Not happy! I welcome any and all advice from you ladies. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:37:40 EST menopause bringing me down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x55842416 Hi I am Whitney & going through menopause at an early age. I am living far away from family, falling out of love with the person I moved down here to be with & just feel awful about life. My memory is awful & I just don't know what to do to feel better about me... Help... <em>46</em> Mon, 2 Dec 2013 18:53:16 EST December Team Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x55809772 another month is passing us ,, where has this year gone .... Post here for a team goodie at the end of the month ,., Have a great new month Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:55:29 EST New to the team but not SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x55722831 Good morning everyone! My name is Grace, I live in Cleveland, OH, married, no kids and a dog. I just turned 50 in June. I'm a 6 year thyroid cancer survivor, had a partial hysterectomy in 2009 and just found out that my one little, lonely overy has decided that it's had enough and even though I no longer have my monthly, I'm officially in menopause....Yippee (no not really). So since 2007, when I had my thyroid removed, I've struggled with my weight. I'm about 20 pounds overweight and no matt... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:39:36 EST Nice to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x55693642 I'm so glad to have found this team. I turned 50 this year and am going through the toughest weight-loss plateau of my life. I'm eating 1500 or so cals a day, walking off 250 and my weight hasn't changed in weeks. This is so weird because I'd normally be dropping weight like crazy. Is it hormones? I'm going through lots of menstrual changes these past months so I suspect this. Any suggestions for beating this plateau? My motivation has taken a beating. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:42:40 EST How does this work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x55690918 <em>41</em> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:47:32 EST Surgical Menopause http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x55655322 Hi Y'all! I had a partial hysterectomy 7 years ago, and then they completed it about 2 years ago. I thought that would fix the problems I've had most of my adult life which it did help, but being forced into menopause has not been a bowl full of cherries. I have gained so much weight with this and some other health issues that I don't even feel like myself anymore. <BR> I joined SP before but never really used but plan on finding my way with it now. I look forward to getting to know y'a... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 10:20:14 EST 48 and 50 pounds to loose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x55594398 I have struggled with my weight all my life but have always kept it to with-in 20 lbs of normal but every since I have been in my 40's I have struggled even worse. I have never had a fat stomach(always hips and butt) but now I have all this flab around my tummy area. I know that I have fell off the band wagon and have picked up bad eating habits. I do go to the gym about 4 days a week but have a sedentary lifestyle other wise(sit at a desk all day long). I really want to be healthy and not... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:42:39 EST November Team Goodies!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x55471666 <em>249</em> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 07:29:41 EST New & Perimenopausal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x55449604 Hi, My name is Kellie and I'm from the Canadian east coast in New Brunswick. I'm 44 and the past few months I've started having menopause symptoms. It's actually one of my main motivators for returning to SparkPeople. Based on all the reading I've been doing I knew I needed some help to eat a more healthy balanced diet and get exercise to help me feel better. Losing weight in the process is an awesome bonus, but my main goal is to feel good and be healthy. This seems like an active team and t... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:07:51 EST Hello! I'm New Around Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x55356973 I am not new to SparkPeople, but am new to this team and to Menopause! I'm technically in peri-menopause but am already finding it much more difficult to continue to lose weight. I've started increasing my exercise and am now trying to find time daily rather than a few times a week. I'm adding fiber and decreasing calories. Anything else anyone here recommends? I'd love to learn from your experience! Thanks, everybody! Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:57:20 EST What do you do for water retention? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x55301042 My right foot felt so swollen at zumba tonight that I had to loosen my shoelaces. I drink a lot of water all day. The only thing I can think of is that I had frozen Chinese food last night. What do you guys do for water retention? Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:11:51 EST Nails-changes during menopause? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x55235851 Just curious......trying to figure out all the strange things happening to my body during this phase of life. I have always had beautiful, strong fingernails. Always getting comments on how nice they are, not fake?, etc. I keep them long and well manicured. Within the past couple of months, they have started cracking and peeling. I can't stand it. Anyone else experience this kind of thing? Thanks! Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:51:44 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x55094222 I am so glad to be part of this team. I have been going thru menopause for over 6 yrs now. The doctor says its different for everybody. I just want it to be over soon. I think its driving me crazy sometimes like today I have been so moody. <BR> <em>198</em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:36:58 EST October Team Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x55079476 Hello team I always make this team the last for goodies we have over 7,000 women on the team ..In order to be fair YOU Must post in order to get a team GOODIE.. SO PLEASE POST <BR> <BR> Just drop in and say hello or use an emoticon ,, and have fun with our journey <BR> <BR> Hugs Dee Sun, 29 Sep 2013 21:57:03 EST Hi there :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x54886251 Hello all, <BR> My name is Jeannie. I had a full hysterectomy last May & am 53 years old. <BR> I am trying so hard to lose 40 pounds!! I follow a vegan (plant based) diet. I RARELY eat out because I want to know exactly what I am eating! I drink plenty of water & exercise at least an hour 6 days a week. Usually pretty hard cardio, either Zumba or doing a 5 k on my elliptical. <BR> My problem is that I am not losing weight....Not 1 ounce!!!!!!!!! I've have racked my brain trying to figu... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:32:45 EST Update on Leptin Resistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x54838717 Well since 21 Jul 13 I've lost close to 6 pds. This has been quite an accomplishment for me. I'm so glad that I've learned that Leptin Resistance was one of the areas that was really messing with my hormones and resulting stagnant weight loss. I went from a size 25 to a size 16 in two years. I was on a roll...and then my weight loss just STOPPED. I tried everything...cut the calories, worked out 7 days a week...nothing worked for 8 months. I then joined Spark and researched the availabl... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 11:44:10 EST Menopause Before Expected http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x54759266 My name is Lisa. I have been a part of Spark since '09. I had great success in the first year and then life happened. I started have medical issues a couple of years ago that resulted in a full hysterectomy this past January and put me into menopause at age 43. It has been a very hard trip mentally the last few months. I am finally starting to come around and feeling better each day. I'm hoping to connect with others who have had similar experiences and when this weight loss battle once and f... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 22:45:06 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES MONTH OF SEPT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x54711218 Hello team goodies are given out to a lot of people.... Please post by and say hello and say how you are it would be nice to know how you are doing .. you could just say hello or emoticon would work too <BR> <BR> have a great end of the month and a great Sept enjoy Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:06:59 EST I hate strength training--HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x54663197 I can do cardio and stay within my calorie range like a pro! But I hate strength training! Any words of wisdom? Any suggestions? Any false affirmation that strength training isn't necessary? Lies. Anything to make me feel better about this! ha ha Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:43:27 EST Follow Up on Leptin Resistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x54646441 Good news on the leptin resistance. It's working so far...my stomach is going down but the weight loss is slow. I can see big changes in my body. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 19:31:55 EST Yoco! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x54507525 Yoco! Hello!, my name is Cherokeesong & I am new here. I am in that change of life stage & it is hard to loose weight & even when I do I do not feel like I did still feel blotted & cant fit my clothes that I want to get into again... do not understand that. could anyone help me understand why. I mean when I do loose weight why don't I look & feel like I did & can not still wear what I want to get into? <em>46</em> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:07:08 EST Hello to everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x54470234 Hi! I'm new to this team. I've been dealing with perimenopause for a few years, but it's really getting worse lately. My energy level is generally low, although I'm faithful with my cardio exercises. My depression is back (gotta be lack of hormones!) and I believe it's what is robbing me of energy. <BR> I'm struggling with keeping up with strength training. I know it's really important and I want to do it, but I have always hated it! Now with this lack of energy, it's very easy to ski... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:44:05 EST It's working http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x54469751 Good news all. I lost 2 pds and beating Leptin resistance is working. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:00:36 EST R U Kidding me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x54455441 OMG, there is so much crap on this site, between the advertisements & people giving different advice that does not work my head is spinning! Drink 8 glasses of water a day! Like this is going to get rid of menopause weight or maybe the one about exercise, yea ok. You have to do nothing but exercise all day seven days a week to get rid of this fat. What a bunch of crap, crap & more crap! Every time you come on this site you have to navigate your way around all of these advertisements, God for... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 08:00:49 EST Leptin Resistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x54380185 I've been doing a lot of research on menopause. I recently ran across some articles on Leptin resistance. Perhaps my hormonal imbalance might be related to my master hormone not working correctly. I've only been with SparkPeople a week and I weighed in a week ago. Today I reweighed in and lost half a pound, which is not a lot but I'll take it! Menopause definitely changes your body and mind. I'm going to make the best of this by thinking this experience as an opportunity to grow and lear... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 11:51:13 EST Post for Team Goodies August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x54319926 Hello team .... Team goodies are done for the month of July and we will now work on August ... <BR> <BR> Did you know we have over 7.535 members on this team .. yes some people do not have a spark page so they can not receive a team goodie .. We have a set amount of team points to a team.. since our team is so Large I dont have enough to give everyone a team goodie .. I would need a real lot .. so this is the fair was I know to give out team goodi... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:46:17 EST New 2 Spark & dealing with hormone imbalance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x54304808 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I joined Spark about a week ago. I went through menopause about 2 years ago and lost weight-went from size 25 to size 16. Unfortunately I stopped at size 16 about 8 months ago. I've tried everything to lose the weight to no avail. I cut my calories, increased my workout...nothing worked! I just researched menopause today and will try some new things. I purchased flaxseed, zinc, more veges, lowfat dairy, and lean meat (turkey and chicken). I hope this works! I only ha... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 20:07:38 EST Hello, I am new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x54238652 Hello all, I am a 40 y/o, I had a total hysterectomy last June. The last few months I've started having hot flashes and night sweats. Gaining weight in areas that weren't there before, I joined Sparks people about a week and half ago help me (hopefully) lost the weight that I have gained along with the weight I had before I started menopause. UGH!!!!! <em>46</em> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:01:23 EST Hi all. Another newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x54113627 Hi everybody. My name is Gretchen, I'm 49 years old and in the throes of menopause. Egads! I really need support. I've got 25 lbs to lose. I'm married for the second time this past April and have two grown sons. I live in Tennessee. Nice to meet cha! Sat, 13 Jul 2013 16:10:51 EST Pulling out the big guns http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x54073621 OK, I've been in menopause for about 3 years. Since the beginning of perimenopause, 8+ years ago (I'm 60) I have piled on an average of 5 pounds a year. That now adds up to nearly 40 lb. over my ideal weight: right now, 180 on a 70" frame. I started HRT this week and am eagerly awaiting positive results. My estrogen and progesterone were virtually nil, and the doc says that contributed greatly to the gain; worst of all I have fat rolls around my middle, where once I had a rather small waist. ... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:26:39 EST POST FOR GOODIES JULY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x53929713 Hello everyone all goodies are given out for the month of June and now we will work on July's hope everyone had a great day and a good month enjoy Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:07:22 EST Just joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x53673997 Hi, I'm glad to find this group! I'm looking forward to getting motivated from the positive attitudes of others here! I'm fighting the "bloating blues" but SP is fun! Sun, 9 Jun 2013 19:18:53 EST Post for June Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x53541484 hello all Goodies was sent out today and we will now start posting for June goodies <BR> <BR> <BR> just a hello or hi or <em>43</em> Thu, 30 May 2013 22:26:39 EST Does this team have a monthly streak? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x53535456 I just joined this month Thu, 30 May 2013 12:13:11 EST A sheepish hello.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x53486431 I have been here (at Spark, not this team) more than once and it does get embarrassing to say "it's me again!" but I need to be here and I can't pretend I'm new. I would slip up somehow! <BR> <BR> I lost 30 pounds the first time and left still needing to lose 30, now it's 35! I have a couple of health problems, but two years ago depression hit and it's by far the hardest thing I have had to fight and to that add menopause...I'm a barrel of fun! At it's worse I tend to pull away from everyon... Sun, 26 May 2013 14:49:00 EST Need to lose weight - Menopause @ 41 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x53484962 Hello. I had a hystorectomy in 1998 and my ovaries removed 5 years ago. I have tried hormone replacement (creams, pills, even compounding pharmacy custom) and felt horrible the entire time. I stopped taking any kind of hormone about 2.5 yrs ago and feel better...except I have gained over 50 lbs. <BR> <BR> I need to lose weight! I feel it in every joint, and I am so tired of feeling tired and out of breath because of this extra weight. <BR> <BR> I have been told that it is next to impos... Sun, 26 May 2013 12:10:03 EST Belly fat challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x53462968 Seems this is the toughest area to lose at this stage of the game. Who would like to join in with their current belly measurement and see how many inches we can lose by the end of the year? Send tips on how you are winning the belly battle, etc. <BR> <BR> My current belly measurement is: 39.5" <em>15</em> Fri, 24 May 2013 11:11:05 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x53426384 Anyone else still have regular TOM at 58? Tue, 21 May 2013 13:52:00 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x53420072 At the Drs last fall I had the "surprise" you have entered menopause results on my blood work. Seriously! <BR> No hot flashes (yet?)- but I am irritated, dead tired, unhappy and I want hormone replacement NOW, and this is just the beginning. waaaaaah! <BR> Sorry but that's how I feel. <BR> I've had health issues my entire life and menopause is just is not helping. <BR> Happy to be her! :o) Tue, 21 May 2013 00:33:12 EST Hi Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x53400498 Eating healthier than I have in years and finding even with exercise the weight is very slow to come off. Gets difficult at times but am taking it one day at a time. Looking for any tips to help me stay motivated. Sun, 19 May 2013 14:58:35 EST NEW TO TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x53398943 I have 97 lbs to lose and could use some support along the way. Since reaching my 50's it's been a real challenge to get any weight off. But I know with hard work and determination, I will lose all I need to lose to get back the body I know I have under all this fat. <BR> Sun, 19 May 2013 12:01:05 EST Let's Dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8731x3284x53199556 use a dance emoticon under fitness Thu, 2 May 2013 23:09:06 EST POST FOR MAY GOODIES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x53195975 Please post here for a Team goodie at the end of the month! Thu, 2 May 2013 17:45:25 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x53176895 Hi...I am 45 and had a hysterectomy 2 years ago. I kept my ovaries because they were still functioning at that time. I have just recently had to start wearing the hormome patch. Talk about weight gain. I am hopeful this site will be an additional inspiration to get this weight off along side the problems that go along with hormonal problems. Wed, 1 May 2013 09:28:41 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x52981862 Hello team, im Becky 51 glad I found u! Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:47:39 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x52981642 Hello team, im Becky 51 glad I found u! Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:36:09 EST POST FOR GOODIES IN APRIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x52787431 Goodies was given in March and now we start a new month <BR> <BR> Please post here for team goodie at the end of the month Mon, 1 Apr 2013 21:21:25 EST Hi new to this site username is SAharley78 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x52786017 Hello I'm new to this site and am hoping to loose 20lbs in which I have gained in a very short time frame. I just found out I'm starting menopause and that could be the culprit. I've also had neck surgery in the past year and am disabled so haven't been very active. I just joined my local gym and hope this helps. To be honest I'm very lucky and have never been on a diet and always have been able to eat whatever I wanted and this is going to be very hard for me especially the calorie counting ... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 19:29:01 EST Hello team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x52686226 Hello! <BR> My name is Kathy and I just joined Sparkpeople yesterday. I am 50 years old and even though I have been trying to lose weight my whole life, menopause hasn't helped!!! At my recent doctors visit the doctor told me he would like to see me get down to 200 lbs. So... I have 56 lbs. to lose! I usually use Weight Watchers Online, but the price is a little too high for me right now. I found this site and HERE WE GO AGAIN! So far, so good! Hello to everyone! Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:47:38 EST LOOKING FOR HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x52436006 Hello team as we all know one of our leaders is not with us .. We need help I know Momma48 Cheryl is busy and so am I .. Right now I need to spend more time off line my dad is now sick .. As many of you remember I lost my mother Last Mother;s Day and now my father is sick .. I need to take care of him and spend as much time with him .. If any one can help Us out we would appreciate it .. Please leave a message here or with ... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 22:52:40 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES MARCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x52317103 Hello all Team goodies are given out Please post here for a team GOODIE <BR> thanks Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:56:27 EST Newbie to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x52259559 Hi Everyone. My name is Nancy and I am new to this group. I have been trying to loose weight since last August. I started out at 178 and am now down to 155. My first goal was to be down to 145 by my sons wedding in July. Unfortunately I have been stuck at this weight since Christmas and it doesn't want to budge regardless of what I do. I have tried adding more calories, lowering calories by some, exercising more, exercising less all to no avail. Presently I eat around 1400 calories and... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 08:20:30 EST New Member-Feeling fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x52109996 Hello everyone......new to this site and love reading about others feeling the same way I do!!! Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:02:42 EST Good morning! I am new to this group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x52061405 I just found this group. I'm happy to have found you all! I had a hysterectomy 6 months ago and was not prepared for surgical menopause! I had been having night sweats for a couple of years but that was nothing compared to what followed my surgery! It was so bad I slept with icepacks and wore an icepack around my neck during the day. I finally got on HRT and that has helped. What has helped the most is WATER. Since I started SP Dec 31st and started drinking 8 plus glasses a day my hot ... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 08:56:24 EST Post for Team Goodie for February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x51904293 Hello all <BR> <BR> GOODIES have been given out and a new month is starting ..Hope everyone has a good month .. <BR> <BR> Post here for a team goodie Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:53:11 EST NEWBIE LOOKING FOR FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x51832523 Hi my name is Jean and I am 58 years young, will be 59 in April. Time sure flies. My 40th high school reunion just passed last year. Ugh. Anyway, I am married, never had children but have had cats. Right now I have 2 Ipod and Snickers. Ipod is 3 and we just got Snickers to go along with Ipod because he has been alone for a year. I live in Wisconsin and need to lose at least 50 pounds. Hoping to make friends and hoping to lose this weight. It sure is harder now than it used to be. Funny how yo... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:00:33 EST GRATITUDE JOURNAL-What are you grateful for today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x51831241 having the house to myself all day today. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:27:30 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x51774306 Hi I'm Vickie and just joined this group today -- and boy am I glad I found you! : ) I've been going thru menopause for about 2 years now and have been floored by all the changes to my body and mind as a result of it. The muffin top belly, hot flashes, insomnia, forgetfulness -- sometimes I feel like I woke up one day in a completely new body that I don't know how to control and its driving me nuts! <BR> I joined Spark Team as part of my weight loss goal for this year, I am going to lose t... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:36:44 EST Happy Healthy New Year 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x51480829 Hi Everyone I am new to Spark People and new to this group. Can I start by wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2013 and all the best for achieving your goals. I have over 20lbs to lose. I understand that for many that will seem like nothing but for me it seems like a big mountain to climb. I have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight for a long time and I gave up smoking last year and although I would never smoke again this really has made the weight problem worse. Since the menopause I f... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 06:42:57 EST Education the Hard Way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x51465660 Hello everyone <BR> <BR> I am 56 soon to be 57 and thought I was fairly knowledgeable about most things. All my life I thought menopause was freedom from periods and if unlucky suffering through severe hot flashes. Now I am learning the extremely hard way that I was totally dumb about menopause. <BR> <BR> After being peri-men for years during which my weight gradually increased, all of the symptoms hit me big time during the last year. Previously I had the irregularity in my periods... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 08:24:21 EST hi, I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x51386624 Good afternoon, <BR> <BR> I recently joined the team. I am 32 years old, and had TAH a year ago. I have traded one set of problems for another. I can deal with dry skin, hot flashes, and mood swings, but I can not deal with this weight gain. I am hoping you ladies can give me some insight and motivation. Please help. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:46:56 EST Post for team Goodies month of January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x51376093 Hello Everyone so sorry for not leaving a message with the goodies but I am so press for times in giving Goodies to all my teams .. with the hustle of the season and with all I had to do I forgot to give out team goodies so sorry I am late <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 22:30:54 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x51372218 Hot flashes, mood swings, lack of sleep and weight gain.. this is the new normal for me after having to have surgery this year.. I know it was needed and thus has become a part of my life but unless you go thru this people just don't understand. I'm 46 and I refuse to accept that menopause means I can't lose weight..I'm looking for some sister hood of the traveling heat support and on some days just to help me off the ledge LOL... <BR> <BR> B Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:13:34 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x51369077 Hello, <BR> <BR> I am new to this group but not new to SP. I've been on and off with SP since around 2008. Here I am back again making another attempt to lose weight, get some exercise and live a healthier lifestyle. This is not a New Year's resolution, this is me yet again attempting to get on track. Only this time I believe I am also entering "menopause" YIKES!!! I'm concerned that it will be harder to lose the weight being in menopause so I am doing something different this time..... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:26:13 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x51327150 I call myself Mary menopause... I have had all the highs and lows of this natural event and I'm in a good place, with one exception...my weight. My appetite is ferocious, and my middle is expanding. I begged my Dr. to put me on HRT's because my emotions were crazy. She said, "Just drink soy milk". Well, two years past soy milk, I finally took the plunge to get on bio-identical hormones. I am so thankful I did. I feel like a human being again, but I need to shed pounds. I hope to chat ... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:41:27 EST Weight Gain and Menopause.. grrrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x51138671 Well, Im new to this... was on another discussion board.. Looking for some ideas on how to cope with my body changing,, and the weight gain no matter what I try to do,, nothing works. What is everyone else doing ? Sat, 8 Dec 2012 21:13:27 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF DECEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x51020281 Hello everyone goodies are giving out and now we start a new month WIshing everyone have a great day and a great new month <BR> <BR> Hope last month was a good for all <BR> <BR> Please post a hello or emoticon <em>43</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:52:18 EST I need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x50928221 I was wondering, I have been thinking I am in menopause or starting it for a bit. I am 45 and I do take some pain meds for my back. What I can I try to treat herbally. Does anyone else take supplements? I would love an email if you do I think I may be overdoing it or something just is not right. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:51:49 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x50793854 Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm 51 and am just starting menopause (I think). I haven't skipped a period yet, but they are getting irregular. Over the past 6 months my moods have been getting gloomier and gloomier. To the point that I talked to my doctor about it. We decided to give a low dose birth control pill a try. 25 years ago, I was on the pill for 5 years until I couldn't tolerate it any longer. It was causing depression. But the doses were much higher back then. It's only been abo... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 09:01:57 EST Is it possible????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x50768827 Hi everyone! I wanted to take some time to introduce myself. I'm Tracy, a single mother of two young men and going to be 52 years old. I know it's not realistic to think I will ever have my old body back (mid-30's), but someone, please give me hope it's possible to get some resemblance of it back! <BR> <BR> I don't know this body in which I live. It has never acted like this before and my brain has never functioned this poorly. I won't go in to the stress that I battle daily (child supp... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 10:39:43 EST help no motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x50646708 Please help me with some ideas to get motivated. Thu, 1 Nov 2012 16:29:45 EST The Possible Dream http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x50646578 Hi! Staying positive with uncooperative hormones is a challenge, but I am so stubborn that I expect success. I have been tracking food and exercise as well as taking advantage of the resources on this site since September. I am wondering if the calorie range is too liberal for my needs at this stage of life. I have yet to see a pound come off my body. Step aerobics, strength training, yoga and walking as well as other activities are priorities each week. I am enjoying SparkPeople and what it ... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 16:14:25 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES MONTH OF NOVEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x50589286 PLEASE POST HERE FOR TEAM GOODIES JUST HELLO OR AN EMOTICON <BR> <em>33</em> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 17:56:02 EST yipes! feel young but hips don't agree http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x50270200 At 52 am almost completely thru menopause. Very busy, teenaged kids, having fun in the community with acting, singing, directing... but suddenly realizing I've put on weight, can't take it off, and am having aches I never had before... Want to nip these things in the bud as possible, so I stay healthy and energetic! Sat, 6 Oct 2012 15:00:50 EST BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x50239961 <em>390</em> As alot of us know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! And, as such, let's show our support by posting a beautiful <em>390</em> to show our support to those that have had cancer, the survivors and for friends or family that have dealt with the same! <BR> <BR> ALSO, I'm adding a link to this thread regarding the subject and I hope everyone learns and does their self-exams and mammograms! Take care of you and your body -- you're super worth it! <BR> <BR> <link>www... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 11:49:30 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x50227987 Just joined today... Feeling very overwhelmed with all the web stuff... Tell me it gets easier... <BR> Wed, 3 Oct 2012 16:35:27 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x50206338 My name is Caroline, new to the team. I am 47 and going through menopause, I have only had my period once in the last year and it was only a spot or two so I guess that makes me still premenopausel? I have no energy and just don't like how I feel and look, have gained weight and was wondering if anyone has tried the amberin pills, I don't want to do the hormone route, or if anyone has any better solutions, aside from going to the gym which I do. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:31:59 EST Nice to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x50190442 Looking forward to losing weight and getting fit. It's been a while, lol. So glad I found this team and SparkPeople! Hope everyone is doing great this Monday. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 12:38:22 EST New Excited Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x50188988 Hello my name is Lisa, I'm a 50 yr. old women who wants to be more healthy in every aspect. I love this site and have already seen results. It's so simple and amazing! Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:21:20 EST SPARKS' TRIVIA (Question, Answer & Explanation) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x50185359 <em>38</em> True or False: Even if you are at a healthy weight, your risk for developing hypertension is greater if you do not exercise regularly. <BR> <BR> True! Sedentary individuals have a higher risk for hypertension than individuals who are active. Regular exercise can lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. However, if you are overweight, your risk of developing high blood pressure is two to six times higher. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 08:17:48 EST Team Goodies For OCTOBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x50175551 Please post here for a team goodie just a hello or an emoticon <em>334</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:39:23 EST femring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x50106471 Hi all <BR> Has anyone used or have used the femring? <BR> In August 2011 I had a total hysterectomy because of uterine prolapse. In January 2012 my bladder prolapsed so I just had the mesh put in for my pelvic floor. That was a LONG recovery, anyway, I keep forgetting to take my estriodol for my hot flashes, so she prescribed the femring. I am not sure I am comfortable about putting anything `Up There. Has anyone tried this, and if so what do you think of it? <BR> Any input is greatly apprec... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:04:04 EST COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS & SAY THANK YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x50099219 Each new day is a gift, so let's have fun and share our appreciation for life, by sharing a <em>304</em> for today! <BR> <BR> So, have fun and <em>304</em> everyone for making this a great group of friends! Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:55:24 EST Looking for HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x50092247 As many of you know Teresa died suddenly . and we are one leader short ... We are looking for an extra hand but we need someone to be dependable and post on the team and make new postings and keep the team alive .. Please contact Me or Cheryl Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:23:40 EST FRIEND-LEADER UNSTOPPABLE IS NOW WITH THE LORD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x49971872 I was in total shock when I read a blog this morning stating that Teresa had passed away. I don't know too much as to the cause, etc., but she'll always remain in our hearts! Please pray for her family at this difficult time and thank you everyone for your wonderful faith and strength--which Teresa loved to share with all of us here. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> my friend and know that you'll be missed <em>220</em> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:28:04 EST &#127802;&#1 27796;newbie from South Carolina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x49716095 Its been a great week finding sp, I am totally enjoying all the nice friends that are on here and all the motivation and support. I am 53, 69 days smoke free and been going thru menopause for 2 yrs now where 15 lbs has krept on. <BR> Looking forward to getting the lbs off and staying smoke free, and making new friends&#128522; Fri, 31 Aug 2012 23:46:44 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x49685083 a new month is near please post a hello or Emoticom <em>213</em> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:34:56 EST belly buster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x49682948 I'm so depressed-just cannot get rid of this belly! Menapausal Belly! <BR> ~deb <em>39</em> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:50:58 EST Back on the wagon.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x49597026 I am restarting sparkpeople. I have no idea how to look for or add friends. Can someone please help me out here? =) Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:47:52 EST Scared to death http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x49595651 Hello Team....I have been trying to lose 40 pounds for the last 3 years. Since Pre-Menopause and heel spurs it has been a challenge. BUT will not give up want to be healthy before "55" and I have another year to accomplish my goal of HEALTHY LIVING!!! Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:58:15 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x49582898 My name is GiGi. I am a 49, married with two grown daughters, a 2 year old grandson, and one more on the way. I am in menopause and I joined this team to get helpful tips for weight loss. I doesn't come off as easily as it used to. Is menopause the culprit? Look forward to hearing from you. <BR> <BR> Gigi Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:25:21 EST Old Old Member Coming back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x49580474 Hello: <BR> I started Sparkpeople way back in 2006. Over the next two years I lost 105 pounds. My original name was Slimsuccess. I started going through menopause and gained 110 pounds back. I am not struggling to get those pounds off. I have had a thyroid test and I am fine. It appears my metabolism has lowered along with my focus and resolve. I joined this team in hopes of getting back the motivation I once had. Has anyone else here had the same thing to happen? If you are now losin... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:22:02 EST what did you have for breakfast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x49563216 Cheerios Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:03:32 EST newbie from Wisconsin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x49563039 Hi my name is Deb,, I'm 53 <BR> I have been on a rough road lately. In August of 2011 I had a complete hysterectomy do to uterine prolapse. 4 months after that ,my bladder fell and I had prolapse for that. Just in May now I had surgery for that, the mesh was used for bladder sling, then they also did a cystocele in case I would ever end up with incontinence . I was off work 12 weeks literally not able to do anything! I am back to work now and am still sore Also it feels swollen down there.... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:50:07 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF AUGUST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x49232640 hello all the goodies for the month of July is already given out ,,, we have a very large team so to be fair if you post here you get a goodie ,, just a hello , wave or emoticon and have fun <em>213</em> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:15:34 EST Weekly Weigh In's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x49206829 After a horrible week I'm back to weighing and doing measurements. <BR> <BR> My Numbers for today are: <BR> <BR> Weight: 254.2 <BR> Bust: 50-1/2 <BR> Waist: 44-1/2 <BR> Hips: 51 <BR> Thighs: 27 <BR> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 10:15:18 EST Hi from Fla http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x49198952 I'm 55, soon to be 56. I'm married to my wonderful hubby Bob, and I have a grown son named Chris, that's my pride and joy. I talk about both a lot in blogs at times. <BR> I'm working to lose some weight thru healthier eating and more exercise. I'm not using a scale to determine my progress. I'll be using a tape measurer once a week to see my progress and how my clothes are fitting. The main goal is to feel better about myself and to have more energy, regardless of my size. <BR> I'm trying to ... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 17:53:47 EST Lost a pound! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x49023304 I may have mentioned I don't weigh myself very often, but I did this morning & I lost a pound. I know it's almost nothing but at least I'm moving, in the right direction. I feel good about it & just hope I can continue to my goal. I've been sticking to my calorie range although mid rather than low, maybe that will work better for me. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:44:49 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x48949755 Greetings From Maine! I am so happy to have found an active menopause group! I just turned 48 last month and although my periods are as regular as clockwork things are changing! Night sweats, fatigue and a general fuzziness are the leading symptoms, along with the dreaded weight around the middle (what the heck is that all about!) and a scale that will only move if I through it across the room!! How have you gotten the scale to move in the right direction? <BR> <BR> I have just begun tak... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:35:57 EST Going Back in Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x48906648 This July 4th has wrecked my forward progress...I have slipped back, back BACK. Bummer:( But I am working to get that fixed this week. No more going back...moving forward:) Mon, 9 Jul 2012 20:03:32 EST Question about posting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x48895838 Just wanted to know, as having 'newly' entered the menopause process(un dx'd but I'm pretty sure), is it ok to discuss what I'm going through with that or is this team really for weight-loss relevant & fun stuff only? Didn't want to post anything inappropriate but I couldn't find any guidelines. Thanks! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 08:14:02 EST Hi, I'm new to group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x48806068 I'm actually pretty sure I've just started the 'official' menopause process, I turned 50 this past October. I'm actually pretty happy about it, having suffered with HORRIBLE pms for the last 30+ years. Horrible binging with that. I'm hoping now I will be more able to control that & may actually lose some weight. Well, I hope everyone has a good day, I'm glad you're all here. Cheers, Liz Tue, 3 Jul 2012 08:57:23 EST I'm Jae, new to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x48797546 Hi, I found out a few weeks ago that I'm post-menopause @ 56 years old, and it kinda explains why it's been so hard to lose weight. I've reduced what I eat and walk every day but the weight loss is slow-going. I'm trying hard to keep a positive attitude. Would love to hear how you deal with it, if that's a problem for you. Either way, I'm glad to be here! <BR> <BR> Jae <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 18:48:53 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES MONTH OF JULY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x48751530 Please POST HERE to get a team goodie.. just a brief <BR> <BR> HELLO or HI or <em>43</em> <em>213</em> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 17:07:03 EST New Team Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x48642594 Hello everyone! I'm a newbie to the team. I'm so glad to find you all! <em>345</em> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 14:43:03 EST Menopause and weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x48492767 Looking to lose 22 pounds. I have lost 8 in 8 weeks but now it seems I cannot lose so I joined sp a 3 wks ago. So far nothing...My stats come up over exercising and not eating enough. I never reach my targets for food. Looking for friends and could use some advice...Thanks Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:26:52 EST will birth control pills help my mood! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x48479274 I recently saw my ob/gyn about menopause symptoms, and she prescribed a birth control pill that's mostly progesterone and a very small amount of estrogen. (Due to my mom's history of breast cancer I'm not a candidate for traditional HRT.) Although I have all the usual menopause symptoms--hot flashes, insomnia, irregular periods, mood swings--the biggest issue for me was the heaviness of my periods (to the point where I couldn't leave the house on some days!) <BR> I've only been on the pill ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:04:06 EST conflicting doctor's opinions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x48398950 Hi everyone. I'm 47 years old and I think I might be in menopause. I'm having the sweats at night and I went through a 3 week episode where I got really depressed, snappy and it was scary! I'm feeling better than that now but not myself, for sure (although I do tend to get depressed sometimes- this was PMS on steroids!) <BR> <BR> I went to my obgyn and she is very conservative when it comes to hormones. She wants me to take the pill- I tried it and had a bit of success, but that was a while ... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 08:54:06 EST STRENGTH TRAINING TODAY? GIVE A WOO HOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x48348885 STRENGTH TRAINING TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Sun, 3 Jun 2012 01:47:31 EST HELLO TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x48301916 I AM STILL IN MOURNING AND NOT WITH IT AND WANT TO SAY I WILL BE BACK IN FULL FORCE ,, I KNOW I HAVENT POSTED MUCH BUT WITH TAKING CARE OF DAD AND RESOLVING PROBLEMS AND DOING THE PAPER WORK ITS BE A BIT DIFFICULT FOR ME... <BR> <BR> THIS WEEK I GOT AN ANNIVERSARY CARD AND MY FATHER SAID IT WAS ALL SIGNED BY MY MOTHER ,, WHEN DID SHE DO THIS SHE WASNT HOME FOR 3 WEEKS AND HAS PASSED OVER NOW 3 WEEKS ITS BEEN ROUGH FOR ME SINCE I WAS HER CARETAK... Wed, 30 May 2012 23:16:29 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF JUNE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x48301831 HELLO TEAM A NEW MONTH AND A NEW BEGINNING IN ORDER TO GET A TEAM GOODIE YOU HAVE TO POST ,,, PLEASE STOP IN AND SAY HELLO WE WOULD ALL LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU ,, Wed, 30 May 2012 23:10:57 EST THANK U 4 GOODIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x48301168 Hello,thank you Dee,Cheryl and Teresa for the lovely Goodie from the Team,I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.I look forward to knowing you better in June. <em>220</em> <BR> <em>247</em> Diana <em>304</em> Wed, 30 May 2012 22:25:50 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x48239302 Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Molly, I'm looking forward to being a part of this group. I'm very frustrated with the weight gain that is a part of menopause. I'm excited to get motivated and lose the weight! <BR> Thanks! Sat, 26 May 2012 13:36:46 EST new to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x48201371 Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Mary and trying to get healthy again. I would like to blame menopause for my weight gain, but that would be too easy! I need to put portion control and getting fit back into my life again. Hoping I can stay committed!! Wed, 23 May 2012 17:25:48 EST Hi....I just joined this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x48133424 <em>213</em> I am new to this team, but have been on SP since '08 Not liking this so called Menopause stage of life, especially dealing with hot flashes and night sweats!!! <em>198</em> Was wondering what you other ladies do for these issues? Fri, 18 May 2012 22:23:20 EST HELP!! how do you handle hot flashes/night sweats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x48080380 I am having so much trouble sleeping at night because of the constant on/off night sweats--anybody have some suggestion -- I am open to all that have successful remedies.... Tue, 15 May 2012 14:33:38 EST EVERYONE COULD USE A HUG...SO PASS IT ON! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8731x3284x48043448 Let's send some hugs out there :) Sun, 13 May 2012 02:24:07 EST Holding your (nighttime) water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x48006755 51 years old... <BR> Currently in the "two or three cycles a year" stage. <BR> <BR> Before you ask - yes, I've been to the doctor... No I don't have a UTI, or anything else "wrong..." <BR> <BR> That said, I can't seem to sleep through the night, without getting up to go to the bathroom. It's really annoying, and I'm sure, like most of you, it really disrupts my sleep, and I'm more irritable that normal (hahha). Usually happens when I have night sweats, and it wakes me up...then I have to ... Thu, 10 May 2012 13:05:59 EST New here, need motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x47973403 I am in menopause and am also having health issues and need motivation. I joined this team to be with other women like me. Tue, 8 May 2012 12:59:02 EST New PICTURE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x47915960 Teresa I love the new PIC thank you Fri, 4 May 2012 18:55:15 EST ABC...WORDS THAT END WITH A "T" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8731x3284x47873455 ABC...WORDS THAT END WITH A "T" Wed, 2 May 2012 09:07:53 EST POST FOR GOODIES MAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x47831061 new month and a new begining and wishing you all a great day <BR> <BR> if you want a team goodie at the the end of the month post here <BR> <BR> THANK YOU Sun, 29 Apr 2012 23:33:03 EST Do hormones help?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x47591318 Hi - all. I just found this team. I hope this is not too much info but I am looking for advise. <BR> I will be 50 this summer. <BR> <BR> Right now, I am enjoying 3 weeks of "my friend" a month. This is actually an improvement but cripes I'm ready for this to be over with. <BR> My doc prescribed Meridia IUD 2 years ago - which is what finally brought me down to 3 weeks - with a lot less cramps. I wonder if I need a supplemental hormone or something? <BR> Is this normal? When I asked... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 11:45:20 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x47454334 hi to everyone just joined the team woohooo Fri, 6 Apr 2012 10:48:36 EST Looking forward to being a part of the Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x47437902 Hi ladies! I am starting SP once again. I went through medical menopause at 41 and I just cannot lose weight now (but have no trouble putting it on!). I seem to have no energy or willpower anymore. I am hoping to turn things around now! Thu, 5 Apr 2012 09:39:35 EST LET'S COUNT UP BY 10's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8731x3284x47417217 LET'S COUNT UP BY 10's Wed, 4 Apr 2012 01:44:58 EST LET'S COUNT UP BY 5's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8731x3284x47417214 LET'S COUNT UP BY 5's Wed, 4 Apr 2012 01:44:20 EST Post for Goodies ( APRIL) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x47333009 A NEW MONTH AND A NEW BEGINNING AND WISHING EVERYONE A GREAT JOURNEY ... ALL GOODIES ARE GIVEN OUT FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH AND HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT NIGHT AND OR DAY Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:08:09 EST Hello! *WAVES* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x47184476 Hi All! My name is Liz, and I'm a 46 year old wife, mother and grandmother hailing from South Central PA. I'm not new to Spark but this is a new team for me. I've actually been a member of SP on and off since 2006. I've deleted and created more SP accounts than I care to admit. But, I figure as long as I keep coming back, it means that I haven't given up, right? So, here I am again. The "skinny" is I've been up and down the scale like most of us over the years. I'm currently on the up side an... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:48:34 EST The Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x47172158 Hi, CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE <em>46</em> at times i am fine but at other times i feel so down everything is magnified by 100% things i am not happy with about myself just seem so much worse. I even get to the point that i hate myself and i am so paranoid about everything, is there any thing i can take that would make things at least some what better. Its really starting to get me down if someone says something that would normally not bother me i could start crying when i feel like this. <em>1... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:06:23 EST Need suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x47085705 I am having difficulty sleeping through the night because I wake up feeling warm/hot...I kick off the covers, take off clothing layers, etc. Then I wake up too cold...This is an old problem that was gone for months and is back again. <BR> <BR> I would appreciate any suggestions. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 15 Mar 2012 00:19:55 EST Hi I am new from VA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x46820401 Greetings all. I just found this great site last week. I want to get my weight down and this is it. I am 56 years old, and married to my best friend for 35 years in May. I teach Cosmetology to high school students (26 years now). I am also a Creative Memories Consultant since April of 2000. <BR> <BR> I love to scrapbook for my family as well as many other crafts. Sewing, card making, stamping, crocheting and knitting. I want to learn to quilt when I retire from teaching. I love to stay busy.... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:56:28 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES MARCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x46799809 March team goodies for all those who post .. Please join us here <BR> <BR> THANKS <BR> <BR> goodies all given out Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:52:59 EST new and ready to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x46594637 hi to all and excited to begin my weight lost journey..I have 50 lbs to lose..I can do it..and will be helped by sparkpeople with the same goals,,thanks Linda Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:13:26 EST DID YOU EAT BREAKFAST TODAY OR YESTERDAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x46587513 DID YOU EAT BREAKFAST TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:22:44 EST QUICK TIP DIRECTORY -- What's on Your Mind ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x46579858 Here is a quick connection to Tips -- <BR> <BR> MAGIC POTION TO WARD OFF CRAVINGS (SEROTONIN) <BR> Click on link below: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54346x462<BR>31728 </link> <BR> <BR> TIPS FOR ANTI-AGING <BR> Click on link below: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54346x463<BR>03022 </link> <BR> <BR> TIPS FOR CHOCOLATE CRAVINGS <BR> Click on link below: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:20:06 EST Trying to Gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x46568571 this came from Carolyn team leader from the slowest looser <BR> <BR> Here is a link about a woman who is TRYING to GAIN weight and wants to be 1000 pounds so she can be the heaviest woman in the world. <BR> <BR> www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/old_br<BR>id <BR> ge_woman_who_wants_to.html <BR> <BR> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:39:38 EST Menopause at 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x46557006 Hi. My name is Adriana and I am 29 years old and going through menopause. Well I guess I am not going through it. I have already completed it. At 28 I had a complete hysterectomy. Obviously there are very few people my age I relate to so I figured I would join this team who would understand the struggles at this stage. Since my hysterectomy I have gained 25 lbs. Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:46:03 EST Hello - New to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x46502622 Hi there - I am new to this group (and this is my first post). I have joined looking for support and suggestions to continue working towards weight loss and healthy menopause. I am 53 years old - have been menopausal for 4 years, am on HRT for hot flashes. The main concern I have is that my weight has been steadily creeping up for the past few years and it does not want to come off. I have been an avid exerciser for years, taking fitness classes, walking, working out at the gym, yoga, golf... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 12:57:54 EST help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x46462464 I am having such a hard time this past year with menopause symptoms...I have been having hot flashed this past month or so, and all I want to do is eat...HELP........ Tue, 7 Feb 2012 07:56:15 EST 2012 DAILY DISCUSSION & CHIT CHAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x46376434 <em>213</em> Good morning everyone! How is everyone doing today? I'm looking forward to a busy day helping my parents and doing a few odds and ends downtown. The "to do" list always seems to grow! But, as long as I'm getting things accomplished, the list is okay with me! Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:22:02 EST 5/8 FRUITS & VEGETABLES TODAY OR YESTERDAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x46349974 5/8 FRUITS & VEGETABLES TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:37:36 EST 7/8 HOURS OF SLEEP LAST NIGHT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x46349962 7/8 HOURS OF SLEEP LAST NIGHT? Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:36:58 EST POST FOR GOODIES FEBRUARY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x46332432 HELLO TEAM ALL GOODIES ARE GIVEN OUT AND STARTING A NEW MONTH <BR> <BR> POST HERE AND YOU GET A TEAM GOODIE AT THE END OF THE MONTH <BR> <BR> HAVE A GREAT DAY AND ENJOY OUR NEW MONTH OF NEW BEGINNINGS Mon, 30 Jan 2012 23:21:40 EST Becky B http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x46331791 I'm having a terrible time losing any weight!!! Please pray for me. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:43:44 EST HRT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x46088024 For those who are/have taken HRT..how long have you been taking it or how long were you taking before you stopped? I've ben on prempro for 16 months and I just stopped taking it. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 17:04:05 EST Newbie (Menopause & Thyroid) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45943560 I'm new here and have about 50 pounds to lose. I was wondering if anyone has had success losing with both menopause & hypothyroid. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:21:18 EST The Fat Trap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45865453 I received an email today from Menopause Setpoint (I have the book, and signed up for the newsletter). It is very interesting on how many studies are being performed these days (all over the world) on obesity and the effects of dieting on the human body. <BR> <BR> "At a time of new resolutions for most of us, I found the New York Times article on January 1, 2012, "The Fat Trap", applicable, educational and most informative. <BR> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/magazi<BR>ne/tara-parker-pop... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 16:53:10 EST why I stopped exercising the last time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45829081 I had been doing really well and then horror of all horrors I was using that shake and brake thingy for your bingo wings and a sort of rowing machine thingy and the next couple of dayz I had a pain in my chest which I could only put down to the exercising so I stopped immediately and am hoping this doesnt happen again ( I think i musta pulled something in the chest area) so there that was my excuse but it did kinda frighten me so I stopped. Well I wasnt gonnae blame the zumba thats toooooooo... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 21:55:18 EST Hi - New to team, not Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45817560 Hi - I am Jean - new to team not to spark. <BR> <BR> Decided I need a little support at this stage in my life. My body is changing and I do not like what I am seeing or how I am feeling. Working out helps me feel better about myself - but I feel a depression setting in regards to the changes and menopause - my sister who is older than I - has encouraged me to seek some support so here I am. <BR> <BR> Jean Wed, 4 Jan 2012 11:47:23 EST 4 LETTER WORDS A THRU Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8731x3284x45807252 aged Tue, 3 Jan 2012 22:11:55 EST BetcaCanMakeI ItBeyond2Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45805926 Hi.....all I can say is I certainly hope I last longer than 2 weeks this time. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:12:46 EST YOUR LAST FRUIT OR VEGGIE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45786136 What was the last fruit or vegetable you ate? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 00:15:29 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45725133 Get rid of one issue and gain another literally! I've been struggling with weight ever since I hit menopause. Any suggestions? I'm very active but doesn't seem to matter. So I'm going back to the basics. <em>4</em> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 07:09:21 EST AFTER A WHILE (poem by Veronica A. Shoffstall) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45701454 After A While <BR> ©1971 Veronica A. Shoffstall <BR> <BR> After a while you learn <BR> the subtle difference between <BR> holding a hand and chaining a soul <BR> and you learn <BR> that love doesn’t mean leaning <BR> and company doesn’t always mean security. <BR> And you begin to learn <BR> that kisses aren’t contracts <BR> and presents aren’t promises <BR> and you begin to accept your defeats <BR> with your head up and your eyes ahead <BR> with the grace of woman, <BR> not the... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 16:33:49 EST WEATHER OR RAINBOW ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45689008 WHAT IS YOUR WEATHER LIKE ???? Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:08:10 EST GOODIES POST FOR JANUARY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45688983 WE ARE DOING GREAT KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK ,,,, NEW MONTH AND WISHING EVERYONE A GREAT NEW YEAR AHEAD <BR> <BR> ENJOY Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:06:05 EST DID YOU STAY ON TRACK TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45659305 DID YOU STAY ON TRACK TODAY? IT IS EASY TO FALL OFF BUT IT IS JUST AS EASY TO GET BACK ON. JUST GIVE YOURSELF A SHAKE AND TAKE SMALL STEPS TO GET WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. Mon, 26 Dec 2011 21:26:09 EST WILD SIDE OF WEIGHTLOSS (the Lion Family) FUNNY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8731x3284x45642148 I'm going to start this as a series and post the updates to <BR> THE LION FAMILY on this thread <BR> <BR> I Hope to entertain you with my insanity...Hope you enjoy it. <BR> <BR> THE LION FAMILY started with the gift of a vacuum <BR> <BR> What NOT to Give For Christmas (posted 12/25/11) <BR> click on the Link below <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4637583 </link> Sun, 25 Dec 2011 07:23:35 EST JUMPING JACK FLASH parody (Doing the Class) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45632764 JUMPING JACK FLASH parody (Doing the Class) <BR> by yours truly SherylDS <BR> (to the tune of the Rolling Stones JUMPING JACK FLASH) <BR> click on link below <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4636820 </link> Sat, 24 Dec 2011 06:04:43 EST Rolling Stones SATISFACTION song parody ****** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45620841 SATISFACTION song parody <BR> by yours truly SherylDS <BR> (to the tune of the classic SATISFACTION by The Rolling Stones) <BR> WARNING: if you are sensitve to tunes repeating in your head go no further <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> please click on the link below <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4635813 </link> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 03:51:36 EST HELP parody (inner child has gone guerilla war) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45608466 HELP parody (inner child has gone guerilla war) <BR> by yours truly SherylDS <BR> please click on link below and enjoy <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4634777 </link> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 03:46:28 EST YOUR CHEATING HEART song (Spark Style) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45596508 YOUR CHEATING HEART song (Spark Style) <BR> by yours truly <BR> <BR> I think this is one of my favorite creations... hope you'll enjoy it <BR> and I loved making this poster <BR> <BR> please click on the link below <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4633573 </link> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 07:58:21 EST How to Know u Need INNER CHILD Intervention- funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45568957 20 Ways to Know YOU and Your INNER CHILD need an Intervention <BR> humor <BR> Please click on the link below. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4630231 </link> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 03:45:31 EST Menopause symptoms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45563495 Do any of you get heart palpitations along with your heat flashes? This is so scary. They say it's all menopause related and my heart is fine but it is such a scary feeling. I'm trying to do this without hormones as I already have breast issues. Any suggestions would be helpful. Sometimes I feel like I am going crazy. <BR> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 17:29:32 EST ANNIE MUSICAL -- TOMORROW funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45558033 ANNIE MUSICAL -- TOMORROW parody <BR> (otherwise known as THE GYM MEMBERSHIP LAMENT) <BR> by yours truly SherylDS <BR> click on link below <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4629897 </link> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 08:26:37 EST Maria's Journey 070511 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45551180 I began using sparkpeople.com July 5, 2011. Someone informed me of this site. Since then I have made up my mind to lose 100-110 pounds hopefully within a year. I started working out August 30, 2011, and so far have been pretty consistent with my workouts. I have learned to change my whole way of eating. Thus far, I have lost 61 pounds. Sat, 17 Dec 2011 16:50:56 EST GYPSY - SOME PEOPLE parody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45545653 a little bit of inspiration <BR> GYPSY - SOME PEOPLE parody <BR> by yours truly Sherylds <BR> <BR> click on the link below <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4628802 </link> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 04:53:50 EST INTO THE WOODS (A Moment In The Woods) Parody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45532861 INTO THE WOODS (A Moment In The Woods) Parody <BR> By Your truly Sherylds <BR> (to the tune of INTO THE WOODS - A MOMENT IN THE WOODS) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4627643 </link> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:04:08 EST WOO HOO! Lost 50 lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45519632 I hit my second weight loss goal. I've now lost a total of 50 lbs! Never thought I could do it, but I am so happy and proud that I have. My health, stamina, outlook on life have all improved remarkably as a result. Thanks Spark People. <BR> <BR> Happy Holidays All! Thu, 15 Dec 2011 05:52:05 EST INTO THE WOODS -- AGONY parody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45519621 INTO THE WOODS -- AGONY parody <BR> by yours truly SherylDS <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4626321 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> and a shout out to a great blog by <BR> REEBADABEEBOOS's <BR> 'Exercise: Not Just For Weight Loss' <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4626058 </link> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 05:49:08 EST FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (My Trainer, My Trainer) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45506325 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (My Trainer, My Trainer) <BR> by yours truly SherylDS <BR> ENJOY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624985 </link> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 06:38:05 EST What B Vitamins help stem Hair Loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x45488865 I posted a thread about hair loss and menopause and I cannot find it for the life of me. Some people were kind enough to suggest particular B vitamins and dosages and I can't recall what they were and now I have nowhere to refer back to. I hope you can help me. Thanks so much. I thought someone said Vitamin B7, but I must have dreamed about that as I don't think this even exists:) Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:41:16 EST BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45477372 BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE -- ME AND (my inner child) <BR> By yours truly Sherylds <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4622179 </link> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 05:50:09 EST Blue Christmas Song (Spark Style) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45465214 Blue Christmas Song (Spark Style) <BR> by yours truly SherylDS <BR> ENJOY <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4620914 </link> Sun, 11 Dec 2011 08:50:54 EST Santa Claus is Coming To Town (Funny) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45452014 SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN (Parody) <BR> By SherylDS <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4619871 </link> Sat, 10 Dec 2011 04:37:39 EST Here Comes Santa Claus Song (Spark Style) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45439064 Here Comes Santa Claus Song (Spark Style) <BR> by yours truly SherylDS <BR> (to the tune of HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4618581 </link> Fri, 9 Dec 2011 06:05:21 EST Deck the Halls (spark style) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45429106 Deck the Halls (spark style) <BR> by yours truly Sherylds <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4617723 </link> Thu, 8 Dec 2011 12:09:01 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45418775 Hello to all. I've been dealing with some health issues over the past few months and gained about 25 lbs. I weigh more now than I ever have. Just got back on the diet plan this week. Since they are still adjusting some of my meds I'm not going to start back into the cardio and weight training till next week at the earliest. It's going to be hard for me to remember to start slow. I have a tendancy to go all out when I'm feeling good and then it backfires and I'm down for a few weeks. Hope you ... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 18:39:13 EST 12 Days of Xmas ...My Trainer Said to Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45412827 12 Days of Xmas ...My Trainer Said to Me <BR> by yours truly SherylDS <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4615925 Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:37:29 EST Jogging Around The Christmas Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45394467 Jogging Around The Christmas Tree <BR> by yours truly SherylDS <BR> (to the tune of Rocking Around the Christmas Tree).......ENJOY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4614378 </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Dec 2011 07:22:22 EST Winter Wonderland Song (Spark Style) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45378438 Here is my version of the Winter Wonderland Song. <BR> Hope you enjoy it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4612724 </link> Mon, 5 Dec 2011 08:07:43 EST 'TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45366177 'TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS. <BR> my masterpiece..... please enjoy <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4611729 </link> Sun, 4 Dec 2011 11:57:41 EST Have Yourself A Healthy Little Christmas Song http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45362247 Have Yourself A Healthy Little Christmas <BR> By Your Truly Sherylds <BR> (To The Tune Of HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4611410 </link> Sun, 4 Dec 2011 05:06:41 EST Thinning Hair http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x45352839 Is anyone else dealing with thinning hair and if so, what are you doing that you feel is working? Sat, 3 Dec 2011 12:34:46 EST I'm Dreaming of a Lite Christmas song http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45333817 I'm Dreaming of a Lite Christmas by yours truly Sherylds <BR> (to the tune of White Christmas) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4608874 </link> Fri, 2 Dec 2011 05:44:06 EST Jiggle Bells http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45324213 Jiggle Bells.......by yours truly Sherylds <BR> <BR> Dashing Through Thru My Clothes, <BR> Tomorrow's The Day I Weigh. <BR> I Really Don't Want To Go, <BR> But I Scheduled It That Way. <BR> Take Off All My Bling. <BR> Make Sure What I Wear Is Light. <BR> What Fun It Is To Laugh And Sing. <BR> Don't Eat Anything Tonight ! <BR> <BR> Oh, Jiggle Bells, Jiggle Bells, <BR> Jiggle All The Way. <BR> Oh, Why Did I Eat That Pie, <BR> And Sneak That Milky Way. <BR> Jiggle Bells, Jiggle Be... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 14:06:33 EST Help...Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45321546 I am eating 1300 calories a day. Good things no junk, eating 5 small meals. I am doing cardio daily, and <BR> weights every other day. I lost 5 pounds, that is it. Then I gain a pound, lose the pound, and gain back again. Never <BR> to progress further. What is going wrong?? I am 49, need to lose 75 pounds, hypothyroid, take my meds for that daily. Any thoughts? <BR> thank you Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:13:01 EST The Menopausal Christmas Song http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45312769 The Menopausal Christmas Song <BR> (to the tune of Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) <BR> <BR> I'm just roasting, and there is no fire, <BR> Want to take off half my clothes, <BR> You'll find that my waist's been replaced by a tire <BR> And reading specs now sit upon my nose. <BR> <BR> Everybody knows my mood swings to and fro, <BR> Help! My brows have taken flight. <BR> Tiny spots now appear high and low, <BR> I find it hard to sleep all night. <BR> <BR> I know that Santa's on ... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 21:42:52 EST POST FOR GOODIES DECEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45295502 You can post your EMOTICON or a hello here .. <BR> <BR> At the end of each month I will be going thru the list and give out goodies to all who post here .. <BR> <BR> THank you Dee Tue, 29 Nov 2011 20:35:36 EST Still adjusting ,,,,, wondering how to post here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x45068637 <em>213</em> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 01:07:29 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45048797 Just wanted to say hello to everybody. I'm returning to SparkPeople. Originally joined and met my goals in 2009. Well, then life happened and I am back. I'm pretty motivated right now and glad to be back. Looking forward to being part of this team too. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 12 Nov 2011 19:37:40 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45015285 Hello everyone! I'm Peggie, wife/mother/grandmother I'm from Wisconsin, new SparkPeople, but not so new so this weight loss thing unfortunately. I'm up for the challenge, looking forward to the process. <em>213</em> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:02:39 EST New to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x45004330 Hi <BR> <BR> A co-worker had good things to say about Sparkpeople. I started reading The Spark. Chris describes issues with anxiety and feeling uncomfortable talking with people. I can really identify with him. I am an emotional eater. I have degenerative disk disease (who doesn't), athritus and scoliosis. The more I exercise the less pain I experience. A positive action for me: I quit smoking two years ago, after 32 years of smoking. Recently my father was diagnosed with lung can... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 20:28:01 EST Menapause and losing weight!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x44972763 My name is Sandra.Finding it difficult to lose wieght since I had a hysterectomy done 3yrs ago.Do anyone have any suggestions or tips that might help me.By the way I am on HRT.All suggestions welcome.Thank-you!!! <BR> <BR> PS I am also a Weight watcher member(Life time member) Can't seem to get back to my goal weight.GRRRRRRRR!!! Mon, 7 Nov 2011 22:22:18 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x44956720 My name is Sandra from Newfoundland <em>252</em> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 00:52:21 EST ABC...WORDS THAT END WITH A "Y" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8731x3284x44859079 ABC...WORDS THAT END WITH A "Y" Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:29:56 EST Post for GOODIES NOVEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x44814048 what a great month getting more and more people posting for goodies ,.,WAY TO GO <em>243</em> and glad to see everyone ,,,, Posting goodies are done for the month of OCT hope to see everyone in NOV have fun and enjoy Fri, 28 Oct 2011 23:21:48 EST Just signed up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x44730631 Hi <BR> <BR> This site is very interesting, my girlfriend told me about it. I hope to veiw the interesting comments and support information. <BR> <BR> Here's to meno and losing Sun, 23 Oct 2011 21:33:25 EST new to posting on team - joined SP in June - hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x44714491 ' turned 50 in September (been perimenopausal for about 2 years; periods every 4 to 6 months). Had 3 celebrations with friends. Feeling great! <BR> <BR> Joined SP last June. Goal is to loose 10 pounds overall and especially to lose the mid-life mid-section. Having a hard time there. <BR> <BR> Otherwise, I've always been very athletic; exercise every day so finding the time to exercise isn't the issue for me, it's losing the belly and hips extra inches. While tracking nutrition I notice I ... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 19:56:23 EST Hello on this crisp Friday morning in Chicago area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x44692435 my goal this week is to get on sparkpeople at least once a day so that I keep better tabs on my progress. If I don't log on, I don't seem to do very well....support needed...I have been such a slacker these past few years, I need a swift kick in the behind.... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:27:26 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x44551548 I got back into sparks today for many reasons...One is I'm getting older and it's getting harder to lose this extra weight...I have 3 small grandchildren I would love to run and play with as they get older.... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 09:36:51 EST I have been a sparkperson for a few years now .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x44537608 without much success. I have joined and quit WW more times than I want to admit to. The last two weeks are a re-start. I average 1000 - 1200 calories a day. Loss is extremely slow. Anyone else out there with a slow metabolism? Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:35:03 EST HOT flashes and almost fainting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x44488126 Hi I get a lot of hot flashes but sometimes randomly I feel really weak and feel like passing out. I have noticed it happens very quickly with a heat flash to start and if I can't cool down right away it lasts longer any ideas? <BR> <BR> It happened last March and I was checked out as normal now repeated itself again yesterday! <BR> Please let me know what to do! <BR> Thanks <BR> Terri Sat, 8 Oct 2011 09:51:51 EST WooHoo! Joined the team AND posted my first blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x44476834 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to be here. I'm Mad. I'm a Cancer Survivor. My surgery threw me into early menopause, so I've been on the 'other side' for the past five years. I'm here, trying to lose the weight I gained during my 'lost years' of illness. I can't wait to meet everybody. If you get a chance, please read my blog post and let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> Mad <BR> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 13:50:12 EST Just joined this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x44455828 I will be "officially menopausal" by the end of the year if I don't have another period by then. I am finally feeling like my "old self" after a few years of emotional roller coaster. Emotionally, I feel ready to lose weight. Anyone out there know what I mean? Thu, 6 Oct 2011 09:50:48 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x44380737 Hello Everyone. I am Wendy and I live in GA. I was born and raised in NJ moved to NY and then to GA (7 yrs ago). <BR> I started my journey 8 yrs ago (2003) when I went into to get my tubal ligation. The dr found a terratoma on one ovary and removed the ovary. Then about 3-4 years later, I was doubled over in pain and in the emergency room, we discovered that I had an eptopic pregnancy and the dr removed the fallopian tube and ovary but refused to do the hysterectomy. I started on HRTs the... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 07:47:39 EST OCTOBER POST FOR GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x44299806 Goodies given out for the month of September we start a new month in a few days .. POST here for Team GOODIES ..... thanks for all who posted in September Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:49:50 EST I don't even know where to begin :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x44215334 Let me start by saying "hello everyone!". Allow me to introduce myself. I turned 37 in July. I have recently been given reason to believe that I am going through menopause. I have seen my OBGYN, who believes this is the case as well, but am waiting for the blood work results to come in. In the meantime, she put me back on the the BC pill to give me some more estrogen and advised how important Calcium and Vitamin D are at this time. I had lost about 10 pounds recently....but have since g... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:18:21 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x44207983 Just joined the team and wanted to say hello. I am 52 years old and have been menopausal for about 2 years. I fought it like heck at first. I remember the day I had my first hot flash. I refused to admit it was a hot flash. Hot flashes = OLD! Silly.... <BR> <BR> I gain weight much easier than I did premenopause. I know what I need to do to lose weight and am on the right track. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to learning from everyone <em>213</em> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:42:21 EST New to this page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x44201423 Hi all, <BR> I just wanted to check in to see how other woman going through menopause are coping with trying to loose weight and maintain their loses. I'm somewhat struggling right now and need some support and help. <BR> Thank you. <BR> Bev Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:14:41 EST I am at a loss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x44183882 <em>198</em> So much to do, no energy to do it. I wish I would have prepared myself for this stage of life better, it just creeped up on me and before I knew it , I was being told your in Menopause! OKAY now the weight really is making it self at home on my South side. I am not even helping it along, it seems no matter what I do nothing helps! AM I crazy or what? <em>15</em> <em>33</em> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:28:51 EST Help Coach Nicole Win! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x44043041 Here's a quick and easy way that you can help Spread the Spark! <BR> <BR> Coach Nicole has an opportunity to appear on a billboard in NYC's Times Square—and you can help her get there. All you have to do is click the link below, and then click on the "vote" button in the top right of the screen. It takes just three seconds! <BR> <BR> http://about.me/coachnicole <BR> <BR> You can vote up to once a day through September 20. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your support! Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:45:48 EST NEED HELP WITH HOT FLASHES AND EXERCISE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x44017982 Hi All <BR> I'm hot All the time! Any time I try to exercise I feel like I'm going to pass out. I've tried dealing with the heat for the past few years. Feel like I've tried everything. Medical and natural. How do you ladies manage? <BR> <em>259</em> <em>198</em> <em>259</em> <em>198</em> Sat, 10 Sep 2011 23:46:48 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x43987365 I plan on being 50 and fit this coming June 4. I'm giving myself a year to get into shape or start to look at this weight a different way. I thought before if I couldn't do it by my birthday I would just give in to the big clothes as long as I'm healthy but since joining Spark people I can see that I will have no trouble getting to a good goal weight. I'm looking forward to this group as I don't have any idea what I am in store with the big M. All I know is that I'm in that time of my life. I... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 02:14:54 EST Can u lose weight during menapause? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x43830935 Hi all. I'm new here. Actually signed up in April but only became active the past month. I am on a low-carb diet and trying to lose 50 lbs. The last time I was on this diet (7 yrs. ago) I lost 25 lbs in 1 month. It was fantastic! Unfortunately, I am not seeing results as quickly as I did back then. I have been on the diet for 3 weeks now and have only shifted 5-7 lbs depending on what time of day I weight myself. I suppose I haven't been as disciplined with my exercise as I have with the diet... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:54:16 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x43802168 I went through menopause about 4 years ago with a couple of hot flashes and a few sleepless nights and thought "well that was easy enough". All was smooth sailing until this past year and wham! it feels like I woke up and gained 50 pounds overnight. I swear every meal I eat adds another pound. Loving SP so far and hoping I can learn what will break this weight gain cycle. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to being part of this team! <BR> <em>252</em> <em>249</em> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 21:24:21 EST INFORMATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x43765607 I LIVE JUST A FEW MILES FROM THE NEW JERSEY SHORE WE WERE NOT EVACUATED BECAUSE WE DO NOT LIVE ON THE WATER AND THE LAGOONS WHERE THEY WILL FLOOD FOR SURE ... MOM AND DAD REFUSE TO LEAVE THEIR HOUSE SO I AM STILL DOWN HERE ,,,, HOPEFULLY IRENE WILL NOT DO MUCH DAMAGE BUT IF IT DOES AND I AM WITHOUT ELECTRIC I WILL TRY TO GET A MESSAGE TO THE TEAM ALL IS FINE .. I AM PRAYING AND TELLING THE STORM OUT TO OCEAN AND DIE OUT .... HOPE TO SEE YOU TOMOR... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 18:50:34 EST POST FOR SEPTEMBER GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x43765567 AS PROMISE ANYONE POSTED IN AUGUST GOODIES GOT A GOODIE AND NOW WE START A NEW MONTH HOPE TO SEE MORE OF YOU THEN ... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 18:47:33 EST Hi! Newbie here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x43669602 Just joined your group. Hoping for the most helpful suggestions for losing weight and managing symptoms. For the 1st time in my life I am unable to lose weight. My blood pressure is up and my clothes are tight! I just started HRT last week as the hotflashes are more than flashes now! lol Thank God I have a wonderful and understanding man. Any suggestions? Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:52:46 EST Log In Bonus Spin Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x43636121 5 today Sat, 20 Aug 2011 10:11:19 EST Have you tried Sensa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x43574852 Has anyone tried Sensa? No, this is not a free promo. I tried it last month and lost 7 pounds. I'm about to fimish up the second month. I have not lost any weight this month but I was on vacation for 2 weeks and you just can't eat the same when you're traveling. I did only gain two pounds (I thought that was pretty good.). I am back to where I was before vacation and getting ready to start on month three. I hope to see some more resulth this month since I will not be traveling and am not back... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:54:41 EST WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING RIGHT NOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x43513828 Whatcha drinking? Coffee? Tea? Soda? Water? Sat, 13 Aug 2011 03:28:45 EST Found this article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x43443284 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=655667 </link> <BR> <BR> Hello team found this article on Sparks and thought i would share Tue, 9 Aug 2011 00:15:28 EST It's never been this difficult! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x43388016 Greetings! I'm just looking for information and validation today. I've always heard that losing weight during and after menopause was difficult. It is!!! I've never had so much trouble. I'm counting every calorie that passes my lips, I'm working out every day and I'm not losing! Any suggestions, hints, words of wisdom? Fri, 5 Aug 2011 17:04:25 EST It's me, Kimmie J. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x43341434 Hello everyone, my name is Kim and I am new to this site,but not new to the struggle of weight lost and keeping it off. Wed, 3 Aug 2011 02:00:40 EST A is for August and for April and for ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8731x3284x43295955 apples Sun, 31 Jul 2011 21:24:32 EST Frustrated in PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x43279839 Have been on Spark since early July. Over my exercise minutes and keep within my calorie count(mostly) Why is my weight the up one week, down the next. But basically the same as last month? AARGH! Sat, 30 Jul 2011 22:02:00 EST POST FOR AUGUST GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x43258884 Hello team if you posted in JULY POST FOR GOODIES you got your team goodie .. so we start a new month and new day Have a great day and enjoy each day and experience each day as an adventure ...Dee Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:47:23 EST I have a few questions.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x43250671 I hope you can help me... <BR> 1. How soon before bed time are you suppose to stop eating? <BR> 2. I see how on the nutrition tracker, they track calories etc for each meal and total at the end of the day. If you go a little over on calories etc. at one meal but your total for the day is well below or at the bottom of the goal for the day, does that hurt? <BR> 3. I can't tell you how much I "hate" drinking water. I can force myself to drink 2 to 4 cups but then I fade out. I love to drink ... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:42:03 EST Hi from Oregon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x43250472 Hi, I'm 55 and from Oregon. I became pre-menopausal in my early 40's. I got sick for 3 years in my mid 40's. I had muscle wasting and developed my belly. Till this point, I had been slim and muscular most of my adult life. I had to have an emergency hysterectomy about a year and a half ago. I have found that losing weight has become much harder. So I'm so excited to <BR> have found this web site and to have found this team :) Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:30:01 EST New from Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x43167630 I discovered the joy of full blown menopause in the last six months. When it first started I thought I was losing my mind. The doctor has started a low dose hormone treatment and I am starting to feel better now. Now I need to get my life back on track health wise. I am very overweight - close to 100 lbs to lose. Any and all support and advice is appreciated. <em>249</em> Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:36:10 EST A bit of advice please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x43047568 I am 56 and still have regular periods. <BR> I am finding that a few days before I feel really low. Like the world and his wife are all against me. It only lasts about one day and then I feel my usual happy self. But it is awful. <BR> Anyone else out there have these kind of symptoms and what do you do to help yourself? <BR> Do you take supplements for this? <BR> It is driving me daft but I have an unsympathetic male doctor Mon, 18 Jul 2011 06:46:44 EST the onset of the big tum tum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x43018923 I have been peri-menopausal for sometime but I think now its defo acoming. I have never had this tum tum in my life - but its getting bigger and if I dont exercise then I can see that I will not have any control over this. I have recently tried to make a wee mini gym in the house and not having a very big room have had to make room to accomodate a vibrating plate and a stepper. I have to say that I feel terrific after I have used both mind you I dont just stand on the plate I exercise on i... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 11:33:50 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42981273 Hi all, <BR> I'm new to Menopause and Losing team, but have been on SP for over a year. I'm not sure why I haven't found this group before, but glad I have. <BR> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 09:01:28 EST Is anyone FRUSTRATED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x42952462 I weighed myself again today just like I always do. Up again. It seems like I loose and gain the same 2 -3 pounds. I excersie 5 days a week for at least 45 min. minimum (cardio), I also mix up my cardio, and lift 3-4 days a week. Eat within my calories. The weight doesn't seem to come off. Is it worth the frustration. It's giving me gray hair. (Ya I know I had it before) ANY suggestions? Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:52:19 EST One Year Sparkversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x42948432 I just CAN'T SAY ENOUGH thank you's to all my SparkFriends and TEAMS for the wonderful and AWESOME support this last year!!!! I posted a video blog documenting my year with this WONDERFUL website! <BR> <BR> Love and hugs, and looking forward to another year with SP--maintaining my weight loss and reaching new goals!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:40:57 EST On a new Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42890954 I found this web site and it has been a blessing and an eye opener to me and my health... My goal is to lose 100 lbs plus and be healthy for my adult kids and my grand daughter... to be an example for them. I recently had surgery due to my diebetes and lost a nail but it is better than losing a toe which would happen soon or later if I don't take care of my weight problem and getting control of my sugar intake and so on... I really enjoy reading the articals and the inspirational an encourag... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 13:51:37 EST New This Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42887903 Hello, <BR> I stumbled Spark quite by accident (or fate?). I was researching on-line diet programs, specifically Weight Watchers, as something I might be interested in and there was SparkPeople. I decided to look into it and I am very excited! I have been tracking my nutrition and fitness for only 4 days, but have already dropped 2 pounds! Crazy! The nutrition aspect has been the key for me, I believe. I didn't really realize how much I was over-eating. I've been eating healthy foods a... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 10:24:53 EST So glad to find u ladies!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42874023 Just found this site by chance this morning and now I find there is a team trying to lose with menopause - OMG - it's getting better and better!!! Just gonna say hi for now as I am on the run but will be back and chatty over the weekend <em>244</em> Fri, 8 Jul 2011 13:12:52 EST hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42838599 was up ya.... im new to this web site ;) Wed, 6 Jul 2011 17:36:54 EST I bought the book---now what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x42795985 I've been reading the Spark for 2 days since I got it. Please tell me which parts are the most helpful and motivating. I can't seedm to get started. Mon, 4 Jul 2011 12:54:23 EST First Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42781550 I am 33, had a full abdominal hysterectomy because of multiple cysts the size of melons. I was already overweight but I have gained 11 lbs and I just CAN'T SLEEP, I am tired all the time. I am at 220lbs and I am only 5'3" I feel hopeless. Yesterday, I saw two college friends that I had not seen in years. We took several pictures together and when I took a look at them, I secretly erased some of them. I was the fattest chick in the room. I jus feel so bad. Sun, 3 Jul 2011 15:44:21 EST debbie c. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42751487 hi, my name is debbie coleman, i need all the support i can get to loose the weight for health reasons. thanks for all the help you will be able to give me. Fri, 1 Jul 2011 16:33:00 EST ML GOODIES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x42719464 HELLO ALL A NEW MONTH AND A NEW START IN OUR LIVES <BR> <BR> <BR> HELLO AND HAVE A GREAT 4TH Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:44:18 EST New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42708880 Hi everyone. I am a new member to this team from Nashville, TN. I am 54, married for 33 years and have 2 married daughters and 2 granddaughters. I lost 55 lbs. a few years ago so I would look good in my youngest daughter's wedding. Then I kept it off for a year so I would look good in the oldest daughter's wedding. After that the weight just crept back on until now I am only about 15 lbs. from the original weight. I have started menopause and the hot flashes are getting worse. If anyone k... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:38:00 EST New here from TN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42624622 Hello. Found SparkPeople about a week ago. Hopeful about the next year. Got a lot of changes to make, gonna try and take my time, make the changes stick. <BR> <BR> Happy to be here, <BR> Cynthia Fri, 24 Jun 2011 22:24:57 EST headed to hormones??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x42614629 I had my hysterectomy a year ago. I have felt great, lost weight, and managed to avoid hormones. However, as I have lost more and more weight my symptoms have started getting worse. My gyn is checking my estrogen level but thinks it has bottomed out as I have lost weight. So I guess I am headed toward hormones. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 11:33:08 EST Hello! new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42595922 Hi all, <BR> Thanks for the invite! <BR> <BR> Just got off the treadmill, slow going, felt more like a Zombie walking, lol! <BR> <BR> I'm 55 and trying to do this whole lose weight, get thru menopause naturally and wisely. <BR> <BR> I can be going along just fine but then it's PMS, hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia and all my energy leaves with my motivation! <BR> <BR> Feeling that way now, hoping to push through it! <BR> <BR> hoping to receive and share advice! <BR> <BR> Cristin... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:52:37 EST Itchy neck in menopause? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x42595673 I know, sounds screwy, but I thought I'd ask if others have ever had a persistently itchy neck. Mine has been itching on and off for weeks, and it doesn't seem to be related to contact (too hot for clothing that touches the neck) or use/lack of use of lotions. Appreciate any leads from you sparkin' women. Celia Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:39:14 EST Hello / Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42588864 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to SP as of yesterday; just happened upon this site and am excited about the possibilities. I'm 50 and dealing with very sudden weight gain of 15-20 pounds since my hysterectomy 8 months ago. I lost my Mom a year ago after a long battle with Alzheimers. <BR> <BR> I'm dealing with many changes but the weight gain is the most difficult since I've never really had weight issues and I have a very small frame. I'm already up 2 sizes and my clothes are tight again... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 01:30:52 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x42574337 Hi: <BR> <BR> I just found this group. I am 53 and have had a great deal of trouble losing (and not continually gaining) weight. I have gained about 30 lbs over time, 15 since I turned 48, and have to keep buying new cloths, something which really does not fit into my budget. <BR> <BR> I used to have no trouble losing weight, but now the tables have turned and I do not really seem to be losing anything. My dietician has my calorie level set at 1000-1100 as she does not want to take it to... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:46:00 EST Hi...I'm back...for real this time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42564964 Hi! I briefly joined this team when I was in one of those join every team I have a connection with modes! Well, I didn't jump in and get involved. Plus I'm not really sure that I have a lot to contribute as I have been in denial about being menopausal. But I think it's time I admit I am and hook up with folks who are there! So, if you don't mind, I'd like to join for real this time and get to know you as I try to encourage and support you! <em>334</em> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:47:34 EST My first streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8730x3284x42520747 Hello Everybody, <BR> <BR> I don't know if I have introduced myself to this group yet. My name is Maggie and I will be 48 years old in less than a month. <BR> <BR> I was reading the spark book for the first time today and learned about the 10 minute streak. I am inspired and am beginning tomorrow morning with 10 minutes of climbing my stairs at home. <BR> <BR> I just joined SparkPeople a a few days ago so I don't really know how to use the sight. I am looking for encouragement though and ... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 20:07:10 EST Hello, New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42473909 I am so very excited to be part of this team. My name is Vivian and I'm from Florida. I have started the menopause journey and my body decided to not cooperate and am looking to loose 30 pounds in the process. I need all the advice and information I can get on this stubborn subject. I am determined to win this battle. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 22:43:03 EST Hi all I'm new here Hello from Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42441265 Hi everyone! I just joined SP today! I am hoping that this will become a motivator and support for me, I've already lost 112 lbs a year ago and maintaining 140, but just turned 50 and dealing with full-blown menopause, hot flashes interfering with sleep and workouts and struggling to stay at my weight. I was diabetic but when diagnosed that was the "rock bottom" that got me to take charge of my health and now I work out daily. only cardio now because I have a Frozen shoulder and that is rea... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:04:48 EST Hi all..newbie in the house.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42429197 Just wanted to say Hello to everyone & Thank U for the warm welcome.. <BR> I am mostly trying out my posting abilities.. & trying to figure out if I entered my info correct when I started. I entered my current weight, & stated I want to get healthier...But I would like to lose about 30 to 40 pounds, it just seems that in this phase of my life no matter I do I dont lose anything significantly. How do you adjust the program so you can lose weight? My daily suggestions for getting healthy seem t... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 18:42:16 EST Just starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42423193 Hi! My name is Mary and I just signed up here yesterday. I actually used this site a few years ago for a while and I'm back now. I will be 54 next month and I have been a yo-yo dieter for most of my adult life. I am at my highest weight ever right now -- 188.5 at 5'2". I would like to get down to 130-140. <BR> <BR> In 2007 I lost about 50 pounds and got down to 131. I felt great!! The problem is that I have never learned to maintain or really just eat healthy. I am either ON a diet... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:47:13 EST Hello from Prague! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42394256 After retiring from a wonderful, rewarding career and dealing with a difficult life change, I decided to move to the Czech Republic. I had spent more than one vacation here and fell in love with Prague. What a wonderful city....It has been an interesting transition to a culture much different from my own. I am learning the language; a challenging task but I am slowing succeeding in my goal. I walk a lot here but with the scale stubbornly refusing to move in the right direction, I decided it... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 06:56:33 EST a little nervous http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42383182 hi all - this is my first day at sparkpeople - would love to hear how some of you are doing - hoping today is a new beginning!! Sun, 12 Jun 2011 15:01:26 EST Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42353598 I really do well when someone keeps me honest about dieting. I did great with Weight Watchers years ago but then I got an autoimmune and compounded health problems due to being on Prednisone for so long. I wanted a website so I could track food, meet other dieters in the same boat. I found Everyday Health and was no successful with this site because I found some of the calorie tracking and group interaction to be too cumbersome. My daughter told me about Sparkle People and said she really... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:19:40 EST I'm new here and ready to make some changes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42327866 Good Morning to all of you women committed to changing your lives. I'm new to this site (read a wonderful success story in Woman's Day) and determined to "stick to it". Thanks for all the motivational and encouraging words. I'm looking forward to this journey of becoming a happier, healthier, ME! Thu, 9 Jun 2011 09:37:36 EST is anyone having trouble??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x42316542 Just wondering, who out there, is having trouble losing even a few pounds. Seems like no matter what I do; watch my eating, exercise, I don't lose weight. Hormones are driving me nuts and I feel bloated almost every day! HHHHEEEELLLLPPPP! <em>24</em> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 17:54:00 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42315484 I am not one to join message boards. I am not so consistent with them because they take time. I thought it might be helpful with encouragement but alsowith navagating the site. Overall it's pretty friendly, but I am unable to respond to mail I have been sent from various groups although I have confirmed my e-mail - I think. <BR> I am single and going back to school late in life doing a career change. A little stress has caused me to gain most of the weight back I had lost previous to beg... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 16:36:09 EST New to this Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42309774 My name is Sandra. I am 52 years young. I have been overweight since I was a child, but never this overweight. My peak weight was 317 (digital) 310 (dial)...lol I liked the dial weight better, but none the less, I was very overweight. <BR> <BR> I am kinda shy, so I haven't participated in many of these postings. I have looked at many and this one stood out to me. I am very impressed with Spark People because it keeps me accountable for everything I eat and all my movements. <BR> <... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 11:16:15 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42254808 I'm new to spark people and I'm really excited about losing these stubborn pounds that I let accumulate over the last few years. It's great to have a team behind you. <em>30</em> Sun, 5 Jun 2011 20:21:30 EST dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42244731 Does anyone have any advice on choosing the right diet or eating plan while dealing with perimenopause? It seems no matter what i do the weight just keeps piling on!? Help??? Sun, 5 Jun 2011 09:06:46 EST Has anyone tried Amberen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x42216911 I started Amberen last saturday May 28th 2011 and I will be taking my 7th dose today, I seem to be sleeping better and I also seem to becoming more regular which was a big problem for me. Feeling bloated all the time just makes things 10 times worse. I'm keeping a opened mind and hoping for more positive results. I will keep everyone posted. HRT was not an option just to many health risks involved, I want to feel better just not at the price of causing other health problems. <em>30</em> Fri, 3 Jun 2011 15:18:49 EST New Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42216675 Hi all, i'm new to this team but not SP, I have been a member for a few years which is how long it took for the light to go on that i was starting my change of life. Not a very discussed topic and it's a shame i think there are a lot of suffering women and men out there who think they (or if your a man) their significant other are just plain crazy! I finally figured out I'm not losing it and have begun taking Amberen wish me luck i hope it helps. Any diet info for this time of my life would b... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 15:01:54 EST MOOD SWINGS! INFO TO SHARE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x42215350 I read an article dealing with mood swings and wanted to pass it along to everyone here! Hope it is of help and can help explain a few of those <em>49</em> and <em>55</em> that you may have been feeling! <BR> <BR> So, click on the link below and I hope it helps! <BR> <BR> <link>menopause.about.com/od/moodandmenopa<BR>use/a/Meno-Mood.htm </link> Fri, 3 Jun 2011 13:49:52 EST Active workout crazy grandma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42187900 Hi my name is Anna, I am 52, mother of 2 and gradmother to 6, being a grandma is wonderful, the best part is people tell me they don't believe I am a grandma, usually when I am with one of my grandchidlren, people think they are my kids, love that! I have been overweight my entire life, but I exercise almsot every day, I have a personal trainer, and love to work out, just can't seem to loose weight. My doctor, my nutritionist, and every other diet person I have talked to say its because I do... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:02:11 EST Life is full of ups and pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42178568 My name is Michelle, I am a Mom of 5 and in the last year I turned 50 and became a Grandma! I have been trying to lose weight for a while now with some success but have not been able to keep the pounds off. I am hoping to receive insight and motivation to make lasting changes as well as lend support and offer friendship to others on this journey. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 20:42:37 EST FOCUS and CONCENTRATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x42176755 I thought that focus problems were related to peri-menoapause, so I did a websearch and found this helpful information: <BR> <BR> Menopause is a natural phase of a woman's life that generally occurs between the ages of 42 and 51. Once a woman has experienced one full year without menstruation, she is considered to be in menopause. <BR> <BR> The Facts <BR> While menopause is not a disease or medical condition, the hormonal changes that occur cause many physical and emotional symptoms, includ... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:55:34 EST Hi, I'm Myra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42147407 I am will be 60 years old this fall. I am not in good shape. I have a lot of arthritis in my back and both knees. I am a health professional myself (RN & acupuncturist). My job is to counsel people on health & wellness, inculding nutrition. I have alot of education & experience (a lot of it personal experience) in the nutrition field. I know what's healthy, I know what's not. And yet, I can't seem to lose 50 pounds and keep it off! I have always been able to lose 20-30 pounds, but c... Tue, 31 May 2011 14:22:02 EST Hi everyone...I'm new and from TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42110726 Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a newbie (since April) and would like to say hi and hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend. I am 50 and have been going through peri-menopause for like, 6 years now (will this EVER end?!). <BR> I'm trying to lose aprox. 10 more pounds before they take up permanent residence <em>24</em> . Gee I wish someone had warned me about 5 years ago losing weight at this stage of my life would be so darn difficult. When I was young, I was one of those people ... Sun, 29 May 2011 17:12:33 EST GOODIES FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x3284x42109146 AS some of you notice you posted in the goodies for May you got your team goodies we are starting June today <BR> <BR> All goodies for May have been given out .. hello all our members old and new to a new month and a new begining <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a safe weekend Dee Sun, 29 May 2011 15:13:04 EST Hi from Northern Wisconsin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42089027 My name is Susan and I'll be 50 in September. I'm in the throes of peri-menopause, and I'll tell you it's TOUGH!!!!! I've lost 63#'s but it's a daily struggle to keep doing the right things! I'm dealing daily with my hormones, and still have MUCH activity in my busy household with 8 children--20, 19, 18, 17 15, 12, 8 and 5. Yes, I had my last baby at 44 1/2! <em>40</em> Anyway, I really need the support of fellow sparkies who are also in peri-menopause, or already entered menopause. ... Sat, 28 May 2011 10:45:28 EST Over fifty and overweight!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42053824 Hi! I'm over fifty, diabetic and overweight. I've been on diets before and some even worked in the short term. I always gain the weight back, however. As I get older the weight is harder and harder to lose. Its starting to impact my ability to do physical activities. I've set a goal of losing 50 lbs by March 24, 2012 (my 60th birthday) Wish me well!! Thu, 26 May 2011 11:00:27 EST Lightly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x3284x42041419 Most of this is too confusing too cluttered doesn't work the way its expected to and is overwhelming to look at. Too many choices I feel lost before I even begiin. Wed, 25 May 2011 18:16:48 EST