SparkPeople Valentine's Day Challenge Team - 2011 Team Messageboard How much weight do you want to lose by Valentine's Day 2009? Put it into writing, or should I say posting, and let's get going! SparkPeople Valentine's Day Challenge Team - 2011 Team Messageboard YABookreader weekly weighin 1/10 212.5 <BR> 1/17 205.4 <BR> 1/30 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 <BR> <BR> <em>203</em> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:06:28 EST Newbie with 2/14 Goal - Needs Accountability Hello! <BR> I got down to 133 before Christmas and want to be at a solid (not zig-zagging) 130 by Valentine's Day. My goal tracker says I can be 2/4....need STRICT accountability. <BR> Glad to help encourage you all! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 15:14:28 EST New Today 1/20/09 Hi, <BR> My name is Maria and I am new here. I am a 29 year old wife and mother of my 9 yr old son and 15 month old daughter. Im excited about this challenge because it is nice to have markers along the way. I have about 63 pounds to lose. When you have a long way to go it is nice to split it up into small goals like this one. Look forward to meeting you all! Tue, 20 Jan 2009 17:16:19 EST just joined ! think this will be a good way to set an short term goal ^^ Tue, 13 Jan 2009 20:57:32 EST 1/13/2009 - Hi I'm New Today! Hi <BR> <BR> I am a mom who wants to see results in 2009 I am putting me first and reaching for my goals. I am in my late 40s. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the challenge and meeting many of you. Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:22:43 EST Hello! I am trying to make this the year I get my act together. I want to stop being a frumpy mom and start being who I was before I became Mrs. So and So. <BR> <BR> I have about 70 pounds I would like to lose overall; however, I know that will take time. I am not sure what is a reasonable amount to lose by Valentine's day. What is everyone else shooting for? Thu, 8 Jan 2009 22:16:28 EST Jumping in here too.... Hi everyone, I'm AMY...I've been with spark for almost 2 years and I'm ready to finally win this fight once and for all! <BR> I've been OFF THE WAGON since July 08..and with the new year, I'm ready to make me # 1 again! I've made some goals for me, and valentines day in one of my I wanna weight X by feb 14th, this will be a great challenge for me! <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know y'all and get this weight off once and for all! Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:59:46 EST Another Newbie! Hello everyone. I'm hoping that I can join in your Valentine's Challenge. I will post my weigh in tomorrow...I haven't done it yet! I am 27 years old, married with 2 girls (they'll be 7 and 1 in Feb.) I work full time and have been going back to school so that in August I can start nursing school. My plate has overflowed and my biggest concern right now needs to be getting back into shape. I want to have an established exercise routine before I start nursing school and/or get pregnant f... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 12:53:31 EST Hi. I'm new here! Hello everyone. I would like to join your challenge for valentine's day 09. I am currently 148 lbs and I would like to lose 15 lbs as my first mini-goal. I am 34 and a mother of 2 little girls (ages 3 and 5) and I am 5'3" tall. Avid exerciser and over-eater!!! Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:03:08 EST Newbie :) Hi everyone! <BR> I joined SP in 2007, lost weight, got pregnant and now i have a few pounds to loose again :)Ive just bought myself a house in Norway with my boyfriend. Im a new mum to baby Isac, have two dogs - bichon frisè, and my passion is animal rights and conservation. Hope to get many friends here on spark.. This group gives me a real challenge to loose before a wedding im going to in march! Good luck to everyone :) Mon, 29 Dec 2008 05:14:13 EST New to the Team!!! New here.....I'm Shelley and am so glad to have found this team!!! Let's round the corner and put the holiday food BEHIND us....I love valentine's day...and want to wear my new Lucky jeans on that day!! woohooo..... Sun, 28 Dec 2008 04:25:53 EST What is your goal for Valentine's Day 2009? So this team seems pretty sparse. I know a lot of people are focusing on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years goals and challenges. <BR> <BR> BUT we have roughly 13 wks-- and time is ticking. We can still make some progress and real goals for this though. <BR> <BR> Is anyone with me? <BR> <BR> My Valentine's challenge is to lose 25 lbs (175 lbs). Although I would be OK with 20, and thrilled with 30-- but 25 is MY GOAL! <BR> <BR> Now I need fellow members to hold me accountable a... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 17:15:52 EST Is it too late to RSVP for 2009? I'm mostly a lurker but I'm hoping that having the team on my page will help. <BR> <BR> I'd like to lose 15 pounds (minimum) and I've got 15 weeks to do it. I'm crossing my fingers for 25. Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:35:08 EST New to the team I would like to lose 20 pounds by Valentines Day....Thanks for offering this challenge. I need it! Thu, 23 Oct 2008 15:26:46 EST HELLO FROM NEWTON KANSAS <em>213</em> <em>252</em> <em>223</em> Hello team my namev is becki.1977. Sat, 11 Oct 2008 12:14:24 EST Only 2 Weeks Away! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm a bit late to join, but V-Day has been my goal since I started on SparkPeople. Today I weighed in at 116 and two weeks from today I'd like to see 111 or 112. With a strict diet and exercise I've lost 2 lbs this week so hopefully I can keep that going. I'd like to lose an additional couple of lbs after Valentine's Day, but looking great on Valentine's Day is my immediate goal. I turn 20 that day (want to start a new decade the right way) and see my long distance boo... Thu, 31 Jan 2008 21:09:18 EST A great and fun workout I just tried this Bhangra Masala workout with Sarina Jain. It was great! I recorded it off of fit tv but I heard she has tapes. It was a toning cardio workout in a bollywood style. <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Jan 2008 21:16:00 EST Looking to love my body this valentine's Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm a 29 year old teacher who is looking to drop 25 pounds total. By February I am hoping to weigh 117. <BR> <BR> Sherry <em>104</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2008 21:39:55 EST late to the party Hi everyone, <BR> Better late than never - -Right? <BR> <BR> Since I committed to lose 1 pound a week I hope to lose six pounds by Valentine's day. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck. <BR> Fri, 4 Jan 2008 14:20:19 EST Lets see what we can do!!!! Hey everyone. Last month was my first month to be involved in sparks, and I am loving it. I'm new to this group, it should be a fun journey, since the holidays were a little hard on me mentally and physically trying not to gain too much weight. I haven't gotten on the scale yet, I'm terrified. This will make me do it though, so I will know what goals to set. HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 1 Jan 2008 22:01:44 EST New and raring to go Hey, <BR> <BR> I have set myself a first goal for valentines day and thought this would make a great teamt o keep me motivated. <BR> <BR> I would like to get to 161lbs by valentines day. Am am rewarding myself sshould I achieve my goal on valtines with a meal for myself and b/f at our fav restuarant. <BR> <BR> GOTTA DO IT!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2008 09:32:30 EST time to get hard-core (again) Hi ya'll! I am not new to Spark people but new to the Challenge teams. I have been at a plateau for a couple months, but truthfully Oct/Nov were a little slacking. I have re-upped it in Dec. I have increased cardio intensity and starting today will reincorporate weights. I want to fight the 40's weight gain with all I got! Sun, 30 Dec 2007 10:45:09 EST hiya Hi all my name is Kerry I just joined this team today, looking forward to meeting my goals and meeting new people on the way! <BR> xxxxxxxxx Sat, 29 Dec 2007 08:05:21 EST Hi Everyone Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Kristin and I am 26 years old. I currently live in Baltimore, Maryland. I'm looking to try to lose 10 pounds by valentine's day. If anyone has any tips on motivation, they are much appreciated! I find it so hard to go to the gym sometimes, it's much easier to just go home and crash! Sat, 15 Dec 2007 12:45:36 EST Hello everyone and Merry Christman My name is Anne and I am from New Jersey. I am interested in losing at least 40lbs and this is not the time of year to even start a diet. But I would love to join your team if its not to late. I have been with Sparks sense I think 6/2007 and only lost a little weight. Being that my schedule is so crazy I can not get my sparks fix every day. Now that the holidays are here its even harder but after the holidays like everyone else I am going to try to drop the 40lbs and get back to my worko... Tue, 11 Dec 2007 19:08:13 EST hi, I'm new hi! my name is Rachel, and I'm 24. (my best friend has the same name and is the same age, it's neat.) I recently moved to Southbridge, MA, but it's a horrible little slum-hell of a town, so I don't usually like to admit that I live there. <BR> <BR> I'm not all that fond of exercising, but I'm making myself do it... I'm actually hoping for new gloves for christmas so I can start boxing again. Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:40:05 EST Back again So the last time I was here, I was working on a V-day '07 Challenge. That's long past and I am up almost to my all-time high again. Grrrrr.... <BR> <BR> My goal for Valentine's Day is 31 pounds. That will put me at 180 - the lowest I've been in 5 yrs. <BR> <BR> I am single but seeing someone - sort of - I am not sure where things stand right now (we've hit a rough patch) so I may or may not have a Valentine's Day date. If nothing else, I will feel better about myself. *wink* <BR> <BR... Fri, 2 Nov 2007 15:40:02 EST one day at a time <em>213</em> hi , i would like to be 25 pounds lighter on valentine day . let's go team . Mon, 15 Oct 2007 10:24:30 EST Valentine /Admirer? I want one in 2008 Hi, <BR> <BR> So, yeah, I'd really like a Valentine this coming year or at least some admirers. <BR> My goal: 120 pounds. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if that's's about 21 lbs....and those plateaus are so tough to get by...but I've got 4 months to try. That's a third of a year. <BR> <BR> At any rate the closer I get the....the healthier I'll be (always a good thing)...and the more confidence I'll gain. And confidence makes you shine (to you and others). <BR> <BR> Looking forw... Sat, 6 Oct 2007 15:04:12 EST Singles and challenge goal? I'm really having a hard time coming up with a goal! V-day normally depresses me (been single for 5 years, turning 29 in another two months) and I can't think of what I"d like to achieve by this "holiday." If I had a boyfriend it might be a Victoria's Secret lingerie show or fit into a sexy dress for a dinner out with him. What are you single-childless ladies setting as your goals? <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Aug 2007 02:06:48 EST Additional Team Opportunity Now that summer's almost over, people will be looking at the next few months, thinking "what's next?" So I created a team for the 2007 Holidays (Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve--anything). Hopefully this can be a refuge just for them to post their goals and find others who have the same holiday goals. This isn't to take away from your current teams, just to serve as another support network. <BR> <BR> The team name is 2007 Holiday Challenge. Check it out! <BR> Wed, 29 Aug 2007 01:13:23 EST Just Joining Hi, everyone. I am new to the site. I would love to lose at least 50 - 60 pounds by Valentine's Day. I think this is a reasonable goal for me. I would really love to be under 300 by that time but that may be a unrealistic goal but I am gonna try like heck and give it everything it takes. <em>213</em> Tue, 21 Aug 2007 05:52:36 EST new member for challenge Hi, I would lke to join your challenge. I would like to lose 45 pounds by Valentines Day. That is 1.5 pounds a week, which is about what I have been averaging. Wed, 27 Jun 2007 22:24:44 EST Just new to VDCT Correct me if I am wrong. I take it that this team is to challenge yourself to lose a certain amount of weight by Valentine's Day. I would like to lose <BR> 2 lbs. a week. Start date: 4/30/07 <BR> weight: 230 lbs. <BR> 41 wks to VD 2008 X 2 = 81 lb. loss <BR> 230 lbs - 81 lbs = 149 lbs goal weight <BR> Looks Good to Me! <BR> Thu, 26 Apr 2007 08:35:00 EST CHECK IT OUT check out sparkteam OUTDOOR GIRLS! Thu, 29 Mar 2007 16:52:11 EST Good Luck to you all, I'm leaving this team as I don't have time for it, You can check my progress on my spark page. Sat, 24 Feb 2007 13:28:01 EST I am back! I have been slacking on this health life change. Now I back and ready again.. Wish we luck... Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stay focused on my personal weight management... So little time and so much going on..... Fri, 9 Feb 2007 13:20:40 EST new to the team hi everyone i am new to the team. My goal is to lose 4 pounds by valentines day. Go from 183 to 179. Hope i succeed. Tue, 6 Feb 2007 18:42:22 EST 2 Weeks left Its crunch time to meet those goals! How many inches/ lbs do you have left to meet your VD challenge? <BR> <BR> My challenge was 6 for VD. Im averaging about a 1 lb per week. I will hopefully be able to make it! I have 2 lbs left to go. Its double time, Im adding 5 more minutes for the rest of the two weeks to each program I do. Im not going to eat after 8pm. <BR> <BR> GL to the rest of you! Thu, 1 Feb 2007 09:18:49 EST Dancing Video Game Helps Kids Avoid Weight Gain I know some have expressed interest in DDR since I've been using it for cardio. I thought this article might also help those interested: <BR> <BR> <BR> "West Virginia, which has the worst childhood obesity problem in the United States, is stepping up plans to use Konami Corp.'s "Dance Dance Revolution" to battle the bulge in its schools. <BR> <BR> The state, which plans to put the popular dancing video game in every one of its public schools, said on Wednesday research suggested that it h... Thu, 1 Feb 2007 07:45:11 EST Valentine's day goal! Hi everyone, mind if I join you in making a goal for Valentine's? I will actually be leaving my husband on February 5th to fly home and visit my family, and won't be home until the 19th, but between now and then, I would love to lose 5 pounds and come home and surprise him, that's not too unrealistic is it? Maybe even a few more by the time I get home. <BR> <BR> Now the hard part is that my mom is a great cook and we Italians love to eat, but I am setting a goal, and I'm just going to have... Mon, 29 Jan 2007 01:32:25 EST My challenge! I will to be 5 pounds lighter by Valentine's Day! <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> I have to loose my weight very slow, I am a breastfeeding mom. <em>251</em> Anyone have any suggestions? Sun, 28 Jan 2007 19:16:27 EST Crazy Scale! I am one of those people who chooses to weigh myself daily, because I find it helps me stay on track, and I usually ignore the small daily fluctuations, but for the last two weeks it has been more crazy than normal. <BR> <BR> For instance, two Sundays ago, I was down to 167, then went up to 168, then I stayed at 168 for days, then it dropped back down to 167 by Sunday my official weigh in day. Then this week, when I really cracked down to make sure I stayed within my calories it was the sam... Sat, 27 Jan 2007 10:41:21 EST Working out at night? After supper I was planning to get the last big of my cardio but my tummy felt icky so I didn't,it's 10:30 pm and I'm going to do 25 minutes.. does it matter what time people work out? haha dumb question? im new to this ! Fri, 26 Jan 2007 22:29:23 EST New Fave Foods/Old Fave Foods Have you started liking any 'healthy' foods and stuff you didnt really eat before? My old fave foods used to be: pizza,poutine,heavy creamed pastas,doritos.. nothing really sweet tho. im have a salty tooth haa. <BR> I havent ate those things in a while! <BR> My new fave foods are tuna,whole wheat pasta with diced tomatoes and veggies..I love broccoli and sauteed onions with garlic.. chicken breast and garden salads:) And water, I used to hate it.. maybe if I was lucky for 2-3 glasses a day, I... Fri, 26 Jan 2007 18:37:26 EST I'm melting! Melting! Okay, so I haven't weighed in yet for this month, but I wasn't expecting very good results, considering that I've had a respiratory infection and haven't been able to do any cardio 'cos I can't breathe. But yesterday I went to buy some new pants with the Kohl's gift card I got for Christmas and I fit into a size 14. I haven't been a size 14 since the beginning of college! Granted, they don't look that hot yet, 'cos I have a serious muffin top, but I started this off in a 18 or 20, so I am ... Fri, 26 Jan 2007 13:22:46 EST Pulling Out of Challenge Hello all, <BR> <BR> Sadly, I have to announce my retirement from the challenge. I will still come by occasionally and check in and reply, but it is unrealistic for me to stick to my challenge. <BR> <BR> I am spending 3 weeks back in my home country, and my mom and friends have made it their mission to fatten me up before I leave for Australia again. Also, it's Chinese New Year so food is all around. I don't have my scales with me and have no idea where I stand in terms of progress. <BR> <... Thu, 25 Jan 2007 04:49:35 EST Exercise andrecording it on Spark I wanted to know how all of you posted your workouts on SparkPeople. I usually list Leslie Sansone under low impact aerobics. If I am doing the Biggest loser "low impact aerobics" then I put it there too. But the BL workout is so much harder. It doesn't seem right. And the Yoga booty ballet... is that under low impact aerobics or dancing? It's all confusing. Wed, 24 Jan 2007 17:13:48 EST New user, a few questions I have noticed that a lot of members have one of those measuring bars that show the starting weight, current weight and goal weight and these measuring bars are cute. So how do I get one? Tue, 23 Jan 2007 23:19:46 EST Today's Goal To Reach Your V-Day Goal What kind of healthy thing are you going to do? Or how many minutes of exercise ect? <BR> Well first off I'm going to start on eating breakfast. It's such a bad habit, and drink more water. <BR> I'm going to get in a Walk Away The Pounds Express Video after my 15 month old goes for her nap! :) *Crosses Fingers* Tue, 23 Jan 2007 10:46:07 EST Hi! Hey! <BR> <BR> My name is Christina, and I'm trying to join a few teams to help me get through this last 12 - 15 lbs I have left to lose. I've been finding that I'm having more and more trouble with my self-discipline when it comes to not eating junk food, so I figure the more people I have to be accountable to, the better :) <BR> <BR> Also, my goal date is my birthday, which is May seems far away, so I have been giving myself excuses that there is still lots of time so I don't hav... Mon, 22 Jan 2007 23:50:41 EST new to challenge <BR> This will be my first challenge. My husband and I both are trying to lose a few lbs by valentines day. Since there is only 3 weeeks left, I will try to get down to 185. Thats about 6-7lbs for me. <BR> I have been putting in the exercise time. but my diet is not good. I figure if I monitor it closely, stick to my gym routine I should be down there by Valentines Day! <BR> Thanks for the support and encouragement! <BR> Mon, 22 Jan 2007 22:52:03 EST BIGGEST LOSER ON TAPE??? anyone recorded biggest loser seasons 1 & 2 and any of the special editions on tape or dvd??? <BR> <BR> If so how much would u charge me for it? Mon, 22 Jan 2007 11:09:30 EST Hi Ladies I am new Hi Ladies I am new. I saw your Challenge on a girls signiture so I thought I would come try it out. I Just started last Sunday. I started by Going to the gym and Getting rid of soda, fast food and snacking. I Weighed in today for a 1 week total of 5 lbs WHICH I was not expecting but VERY excited about!! YAY! How does the challenge work ?? <BR> <BR> gina Sun, 21 Jan 2007 21:16:51 EST New to the team. Hi there. I'm new to the team, but have been on the site almost a week. My SW was 227 as of last Fri. My CW is 220 w/a GW of 175. I promised myself I would lose 5 lbs. by Valentine's Day, but I already passed that. So, my new goal will be to lose a total of 15 lbs. (including the original 7). Wish me luck. <em>12</em> Sat, 20 Jan 2007 00:08:51 EST Fitness ball O.k. i brought a fitness ball today & i can't get my big but to stay on it. I think the kids enjoy laughing at me falling off of the ball.. How can i stay on the ball? I think i got a workout just by trying to stay on the ball. Lynette Fri, 19 Jan 2007 23:10:08 EST Week 1 So this is my first week on spark. and i've being doing pretty good. <BR> <BR> <BR> My goal by valentines day is 8lbs <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> I just need to stay motivated and I know I'll be able to do it. <BR> Thu, 18 Jan 2007 16:00:46 EST Advice on fending off rude comments? I wrote this in my blog, and thought I'd re-post it here to see if any of you can give me any advice. <BR> I live with my wonderful in-laws and this past weekend they purchased a bow flex...a blessing? I want to try it out, and to do the video but how do I get over my fear of embarassment. I know that these are the people that I live with, but I don't even like to dance in front of them. My mother in law means well, but there are times that I think there is no filter between her brain and her... Wed, 17 Jan 2007 23:22:40 EST 2007 Valentine's Day Challenge <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Good Afternoon to all. I'm new to the site and I am enjoying the fact that so many people are trying to make a positive change in their life without taking the easy way out. <BR> <BR> My goal for Valentine's Day is to go from 232.5 to 222. <BR> <BR> HELP!! I need some food ideas to get me through. I'm eating lots of fruit but not a lot of veggies. Wed, 17 Jan 2007 14:45:36 EST Help Wanted ASAP Okay...where can I get an accurate, inexpensive scale. I purchased a regular bathroom scale several years ago and weighed myself yesterday and saw that I lost 10 pounds. That's not possible. I know that I've lost something but 10 pounds is toooo much. I go to the doctor's office tomorrow so I'll see how much I weigh then. If her scale reads 10 pounds less than what I started, then I'll believe it. <BR> <BR> But I want an accurate scale for my home. So where can I get one that's pretty accur... Tue, 16 Jan 2007 15:21:53 EST Do you ever have a day ... that you just want to eat & eat?? <BR> <BR> I am having one of those days <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I am doing very good I think <em>41</em> I haven't fell off the wagon yet Mon, 15 Jan 2007 17:43:17 EST New Here Hello. I am new here and would love to join your challenge! It will be another great motivator for me! I want to lose 10 pounds by Valentine's Day. I am struggling with thyroid problems right now and then the doc told me yesterday that I am "allergic to carbs". What does that mean exactly? He put me on a restricted meal plan. We will see if that helps! Thanks for having me aboard! Sat, 13 Jan 2007 21:40:01 EST Peabutter <em>4</em> I found this new product from Canada. I'm so excited, I had to tell. It is called "PEABUTTER". It is nut free, gluten free, salt free, cholesterol free, and soy free. It looks like peanutbutter tastes almost like peanutbutter and is great with jelly. It has been years since I was able to do PB&J on toast. I just don't digest nuts well. <BR> <BR> Berni Sat, 13 Jan 2007 21:10:21 EST Why am I so tired? I have been sleeping about 8 hours a night, and exercising daily. Some days are more strenous than others, but I try to do at least a little bit everyday. I am eating right. But I just relaly feel so tired all the time. I thought exercise was supposed to give people more energy. My eyes feel heavy all day long and I really could use a nap most days. I just want to have energy for once! Fri, 12 Jan 2007 18:15:02 EST Yay go me!!! (I ran today!) Granted it was not a 45 minute run or anything lol. But so far since the New Year I have been doing the treadmill, I try for at lesat 30 minutes a day. But I have not been able to get past just walking. Today I did some running :D And I like it! I only managed 5 minutes each time, but I did it three seperate times. And then the other 30 minutes was a fast walk. Darn my butt will look good for swimsuit season hey ;) <BR> <BR> Thanks for listening - I am just so thrilled with myself tha... Fri, 12 Jan 2007 14:39:34 EST Carmen Electra's Strip Aerobics I was wondering if Carmen Electra's Strip Aerobics were actually worth buying...Are they a good workout? Does it really tone up and are they fun? Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:46:40 EST A Setback setup for a Comeback like that so I think I'll say it again. A SETBACK SETUP FOR A COMEBACK! On my page blog I expressed how I'm feeling today. I allowed myself to feel like a failure based on pictures that I saw today of myself a month ago. I thought about giving up and going back to my old eating habits without exercise. But then a light bulb went off and basically shed some truth to my situation. Seeing myself in pictures and on videos triggered me to lose weight for health and image sake. The reality is, if I... Fri, 12 Jan 2007 11:53:58 EST Biggest Loser Contest at Work I entered a contest at work with 10 other people and I lost 21 lbs in 8 weeks for a total percentage lost of 11%. I won. I am the biggest loser. Thank you SP. <BR> <em>9</em> Thu, 11 Jan 2007 22:04:58 EST Rewards for Making Goal I know some people have discussed things they're going to do on V-day when (not if) they make their goal, but has anyone set any rewards to themselves as a job well done? <BR> <BR> I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do as my reward. It can't be something terribly expensive (like the spa, how I wish) since I'm saving for a wedding! Any ideas? Thu, 11 Jan 2007 16:30:35 EST Site update Just letting you all know that I posted a new blog, on my site. Check it out, if you want. <BR> <BR> Keith Thu, 11 Jan 2007 09:35:08 EST Backsliding fool!! Hello all! Thank you all for the warm welcome. I joined and then went AWOL! My husband and I went to Arizona to watch the GATORS beat down OSU. Anyhow, I did not follow any sort of diet out there...and am now safely back in Florida. Look to hold my feet to the fire and me accountable starting Thursday (tomorrow)!! <BR> Wed, 10 Jan 2007 21:44:41 EST Coming Clean I started out so great. I lost five pounds in three weeks. But then the holidays rolled around, and along with them...the stress. And I ate. And I gained. So I'm back to my starting weight, but I'm not giving up. I have five weeks until Valentine's Day, and I would like to lose between 5-10 pounds. So this changes my goal weight to 215. Whew! I feel better telling y'all that. <BR> <em>20</em> Wed, 10 Jan 2007 17:33:01 EST Valentine's Day Hi I'm LaNiya and I'm new to this group. My weight lost goal for 02/14/07 is 20 lbs. Wed, 10 Jan 2007 16:38:32 EST Need to modify my challenge I originally wanted to lose 20 pounds by V-day and was off to a great start. In the first 2 weeks I had lost 6 pounds but with the holidays and a lot of stressful things going on in my life I managed to gain those 6 pounds back in just one week. <BR> <BR> The good news is that I have lost those 6 pounds again but it leaves me with a month to lose 14 pounds and I don't think that is healthy for me so I would like to lose an additional 10 pounds by V-day. I should be able to do that because I ... Tue, 9 Jan 2007 11:50:55 EST My Challenge: Watch Carbs, Eat more fruits/veggies Last week I watched my caloric intake and exercising just about every day. This week I really need to watch my carbs (bread, cereal, pasta) throughout the day. I just completed my eating profile and figured I'd incorporate this into my goals. <BR> <BR> I need to eat more fruits and veggies to replace some carbs and then I'll hopefully be on my way to losing even more weight! Mon, 8 Jan 2007 17:01:57 EST My First Challenge I posted on the Challenges Message Board, but I just found out that this is where I go to join. So, here we go 10# by Feb 14th bringing me down to 191#. Mon, 8 Jan 2007 09:35:38 EST Hello! Going for 10 pounds! This is a 2 pound a week goal for me which could be tough. We're only 5 weeks from V-day! We'll see how I do. SparkPeople is still fairly new for me. I just started right before the New Year. I saw this group and thought it would be a nice interm challenge to my big goal of 40 pounds by Independence Day (in the US). My main, huge goal is to be at a healthy weight and size for my final fitting for my wedding gown, and no, I'm not exactly sure when that will be, but the wedding is in Octo... Mon, 8 Jan 2007 06:42:05 EST this is my first challenge I want to be down ten pounds by Valentine's Day. Now I have to get back into the habit of tracking -- I've got the exercise groove going on but have slacked on tracking! Sun, 7 Jan 2007 18:40:53 EST Can't eat another Bite I never reach my calorie minimum. I always seem to be choking down the last bit. If I spread out the food left over then I never get around to eating snacks. I've tried redoing my meal planner but to no avail. When I do manage to finished what is listed then I am too stuff to b active. <em>198</em> Any suggestion? <BR> <BR> Berni Sun, 7 Jan 2007 15:28:20 EST Arabica Coffee I picked up some White Chocolate Truffle fresh ground coffee to brew and it did not come with a nutrition break down. Does any one happen to know how many calories it might have? Ground roast has 2 but with the flavoring added I just wonder. <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> Berni Sat, 6 Jan 2007 21:36:13 EST I LOST 51 POUNDS i lost 51 pounds and i feel great.. Sat, 6 Jan 2007 16:08:36 EST Hello I am new I have worked out I should be able to lose 12lbs by Valentines Day, if I behave myself. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all. Sat, 6 Jan 2007 07:03:47 EST other goal spark points? Is anyone else having problems with the "other goals" section of their spark points? All of a sudden, mine aren't getting counted... or they just erase immediately. It's been goign on for a few days now. Fri, 5 Jan 2007 17:17:28 EST Hello! New here... Hello all, I just started my Spark Challenge a few days ago. <BR> I wish I can get off 20 pounds for Valentine's Day. <BR> <BR> The last days have been quite hard. I'm in posoperative care (had a spinal fusion in november) and my surgeon don't allow me to make any exercise, just walk. I also have to use a brace so walking isnt a pleasure :-( <BR> <BR> My big challenge is to stick to the diet and hopefully, add some light exercises in a couple of weeks if my doctor allows. <BR> <BR> I hope... Fri, 5 Jan 2007 10:27:55 EST Step aerobics I was thinking about trying step aerobics. I just wonder if it is much more difficult than other aerobics. Anyone know if I should try it or not. Thanks!!!! Fri, 5 Jan 2007 10:13:27 EST valentines day Valentines day is not that far off but to feel good and accomplish this challenge I would like to be down by 10. Anything more would be "gravy" only won't be doing gravy as is not good diet food. Maybe have good dose of gravy if lose the 10. <BR> <BR> Heres to all and the best of luck in this challenge Fri, 5 Jan 2007 07:00:21 EST Dance Factory Mat I just did 20 mins. on that mat & my legs hurt. I got a good sweat out of it tho. Time to go back on with the kids. Lynette <em>218</em> Thu, 4 Jan 2007 23:12:03 EST Hello to the new members! Hello everyone! I just wanted to say Welcome to all of you! There have been so many of you since the new year that I think I have not had the time to greet you all properly! <BR> I hope that you all realize how great this site is and that this is more than a New Year's resolution to lose weight! You will make friends and learn how to lose weight! <BR> Please check out my Spark page for my background info! I'm looking forward to getting to know you and losing weight with you! Oh, and don'... Thu, 4 Jan 2007 12:54:05 EST Healthy Cereal? I went shopping last night at one of those big combonation everything and groceries stores. I spent 45 mins in the cereal isle!! My goal was to find something that I can have a bowl of in the morning that had whole grains as the main ingredient. I also wanted something that had sugar listed as at least the 4th ingredient. There are SO many BAD choices!! This is what we're feeding our children? I found my two cereals relativly quickly because I knew the general section I needed, but my curiosi... Thu, 4 Jan 2007 10:13:38 EST Whatcha gonna do with your loss on Valentine's? As I'm going through reading all the posts for Valentine's Day as D-Day, nobody is mentionning what they're gonna do BECAUSE of the weight loss. I mean everybody is saying that they want to lose weight because they want to look good and be healthy, but what are you planning on doing differently BECAUSE you lost your weight on Valentine's Day? <BR> <BR> I'll go first so you can see what I mean... <BR> <BR> I plan on losing 10lbs. by Valentine's Day. Because I'll have lost 10lbs, I plan on w... Wed, 3 Jan 2007 23:35:00 EST V-Day Streakers! I've heard that what people need to be successful on diet and excercise is to start with a good streak of achievable goals. Because of my current physical fitness ability, I am starting a relatively low goal of excercising every day until Valentine's Day. <BR> <BR> I am commiting myself to do AT LEAST 10 minutes of cardio excercise EACH DAY until Valentines Day. <BR> <BR> I invite you to join me in my cardio streak . . . and would love to hear your posts. <BR> <BR> So far I've done 2 day... Wed, 3 Jan 2007 19:17:35 EST As I lose weight, I'm looking forward to... I'm curious to hear what everyone is most looking forward to as you reach your goals. <BR> <BR> I'll go first... <BR> <BR> ...wearing out the kids. <BR> <BR> 'muffin top' hanging over the top of my jeans. <BR> <BR> ...a little black dress... and maybe even some heels. <BR> <BR> thighs not rubbing together. <BR> <BR> ...finding clothes that fit in ANY store. <BR> Wed, 3 Jan 2007 19:04:08 EST How To BURN The Cals We Count I just KNOW I can't be the only one that's having an "issue" here. It came to me while I was taking my walk this morning - I KNOW why my weight is holding, and if I don't figure out a way to fix this I'm never gonna kick this "fluff-stage" in my life. <BR> <BR> I need to find some way to force myself to JUST DO IT! In spite of those around me. <BR> <BR> My walk was 10 minutes this morning, and I know it should've been 30, but it was 19 degrees out this morning and I hate the cold! (so l... Wed, 3 Jan 2007 11:30:41 EST Another new challenger Hi there <BR> <BR> Can I join your team? I've set myself the challenge of losing 12 pounds by Valentines Day and the more help and motivation I can get the better! <BR> <BR> How does this work? Do we come and post our weight loss? <BR> <BR> Katie x Wed, 3 Jan 2007 09:50:48 EST TIME FLYS Valentines is soon approaching,and with these holidays and all the food I ate I sure hope I get to my valentines challenge.Wish me luck!Hope everyone had fun in saying good bye to 2006!!! And HELLO 2007!!!! Wed, 3 Jan 2007 00:44:53 EST I have joined this group to challenge myself! This is a challenge for me to see how well I can do between now and valentines. Tue, 2 Jan 2007 11:17:04 EST New year~ time to get back on track Hi Everyone~ <BR> Like the title says, it's a new year. Time to get in gear and get back on track! Okay so I'm speaking for myself. I haven't been feeling well, still not up to par but will be hopefully soon. <BR> I am back and hope to get this weight off. Isn't it amazing how horrible we feel when we don't eat right? <BR> Well, hope everyone is doing well and ready to kick the fat away in this new year! <em>216</em> Tue, 2 Jan 2007 10:05:26 EST can i join you? since christmas is over- thank goodness- i am looking for a new challenge and would like to join you. my goal is 10 lbs by valentines day. today is recommitment day for me and i will need lots of support. have not done well and have gained a lot of my weight back in the past few months. but 2007 is dedicated to ME. i will focus on me for a change and not everyone else. this is my year to succeed. hello to all my friends on the christmas challenge team who have come here to continue th... Mon, 1 Jan 2007 14:08:38 EST Biggest Loser 2 if anyone missed the biggest loser 2 its on bravo all <BR> day long up until 9:00pm with eric and the rest of, the team new years day.. <BR> <BR> <BR> bjduncan i meant the biggest loser 3 Mon, 1 Jan 2007 12:19:06 EST 2007 "Bike to the Moon" Challenge Hi everyone! Ok, here's a challenge that needs as many participants as possible! The link to the "bike to the moon" forum can be found on my sparkpage. Just log in your miles each day you bike, (the distance done on an elliptical trainer also counts) I have a spreadsheet that I'll be using to keep track on everyone's progress as reported. <BR> <BR> The distance from the Earth to the moon is 238,866 miles. The goal is to bike (indoors or out) that disctance Cumulatively by December 31st 2... Sun, 31 Dec 2006 16:31:13 EST I need help, maybe a challenge my goal is to lose 40 lbs. by 3-28-2007 my family is not standing behind me at all they say I will quit within 30 days I hope I can prove them wrong <BR> I need help, I havent a clue on how to begin Sat, 30 Dec 2006 21:43:29 EST Hi All I want to lose 12 pounds by V-day! I am going to do it no if ands or butts about it! <em>224</em> Sat, 30 Dec 2006 14:58:04 EST how much? hey i want to lose 15 pounds by valentines day. Fri, 29 Dec 2006 19:52:47 EST Hello Well I might be a little late for this group, but I'll try. I hope to drop about 10 pounds (maybe more ;) )before Valentine's day. I just started this site, and I absolutely love it!! Thu, 28 Dec 2006 14:08:01 EST WAS EVERYONE HAPPY WHAT THEY GOT FOR X-MAS i was very happy in what i got for x-mas i even had, <BR> love and joy for everyone there to and here also.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> bjduncan <em>213</em> Thu, 28 Dec 2006 13:35:27 EST is it too late??? Is it too late to join this group and loss weight by valentine's day. If it is not I wanna loose 40 pounds by valentines day but 20 would be fine with me too. I just wanna be under 200 pounds once again its been awhile. Thu, 28 Dec 2006 12:57:20 EST New to the Team Hi everyone. My name is Monica and I am really excited to be a part of this team. I slacked off right at the end of Christmas Challenge and so I am going to need a lot of help and motivation. Just curious as to how this team stays in contact. Is there a weekly weigh-in or a particular daily posting thread? Thanks in advance for any info. <BR> Cheers, <BR> Monica Thu, 28 Dec 2006 12:35:16 EST New here Hi all! I would love to lose 20 lbs by Valentine's DAY! So...joined the group...exactly how often are we suppose to weigh in?? <BR> I just started working out on an elliptical. I'm sore as I don't know what...uh...oh...quitting smoking...and determined to lose weight. <BR> Tori Thu, 28 Dec 2006 11:30:15 EST SPA Celebration I think that I a SPA celebration would be a wonderful way to celebrate meeting the Valentine's Day Challenge. Anyone intersted in working together. By Valentine's Day I'm setting a realistic goal of 15lbs of weight loss. That will get me a facial for a treatment... If I make my ultimate goal of 20 lbs... that a facial and a Massage. Anyone intersted in doing a challenge like that??? <em>204</em> Wed, 27 Dec 2006 14:56:55 EST New to the Team and looking to shed the Lbs! HEY ALL! <BR> <BR> Well, I had origianlly started SP just before the holidays... I honestly don't know what I was thinking trying to "diet" and make life style changes over the food-filled holidays!! <BR> <BR> So, New Years resolotion #1... drop 60 Lbs in 2007! <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? I am a SAHM with a 4 month old and a 3 yo.... I tried SLim in 6... got bored within a week of the gorrible music and repetitive boring pace of moves... I used to like Tae Bo... hmmmmm <BR> <BR> Tammy Wed, 27 Dec 2006 13:01:29 EST HOLIDAYS WISHES I WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE AND THEIR LOVES ONES A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAYS FILL WITH HEALTH, PEACE AND HAPPINESS.. <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Dec 2006 23:13:17 EST I Got A Question i was just wandering if anyone ever got the 60,000 <BR> points on top of current trophy i was just curious.. <BR> <BR> bjduncan Wed, 20 Dec 2006 02:04:36 EST Calorie Counting Hi everyone~ <BR> I am a tad bit confused. I was doing weight watchers before and it just seemed like there was so much to it. You could not have this or that on core. If you did points you were always hungry. <BR> So now I'm just counting calories and I'm confused. It really isn't that hard. I feel like I am doing something wrong because I'm not hungry! I stay with-in my calories and exercise. Is that really all that's to it? <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> In no means is it easy! There are so many ... Tue, 19 Dec 2006 08:04:38 EST Changed User Name I just wanted to let everyone know that I am not a new member. I just changed my user name I was using Vkay 34. I decided to change for the new year with something more motivating. Mon, 18 Dec 2006 14:21:06 EST I Found Something I Can Do hey guys guess what i found something i can do which, <BR> i have never done in a very very long time i can fit, <BR> into my bathtub now alway's had to take showers, <BR> because of this until now.. <BR> <BR> bjduncan <em>9</em> Mon, 18 Dec 2006 08:40:46 EST New Group I'm having problems because the weight isn't coming off like I expected it to--but when I compared my measurements, I was pleased. This newly-formed group will help anyone who wants to stop focusing on the scale and start focusing on overall body fat loss. <BR> "Let's MEASURE our success!" <BR> It's in the "Challenges" section! <BR> Hope to see some familiar faces there! <BR> Lori Sun, 17 Dec 2006 01:54:08 EST Don't mean to be a downer, but I need some advice My husband and I went to lunch this afternoon and I really wasn't sure what I could eat off the menu, most food is loaded with fat and calories and not real healthy. But I opted for a bowl of minestrone soup and an apple orchard salad. Relatively healthy other than the poppyseed dressing, but I was good and only dipped my fork into the dressing between bites to get the flavor without all the calories. <BR> <BR> Okay I will get to the point, I asked him why he could not be more supportive abo... Sat, 16 Dec 2006 22:46:19 EST View My Ticker well i actually got my ticker fixed by someone who showed me the way to do it i was actually started @ <BR> 397-32=365=25=340 this is how its surpose to be like <BR> i was being cheated 32 pounds of what i really lost but i couldnt figure out how to get my ticker fixed <BR> right now its fixed corectly thank you for your help.. Sat, 16 Dec 2006 17:42:59 EST I'll meet you at the finish line hey guys i'll meet you at the finish line because i' <BR> will get there if it takes me until next christmas of <BR> 2007.. <em>129</em> Sat, 16 Dec 2006 00:30:49 EST Watch Those Calories hello everyone just letting you know to watch those, <BR> calories @ christmas.. <BR> <em>198</em> <em>4</em> <em>7</em> Fri, 15 Dec 2006 20:29:42 EST Hi All - New to The Challenge Hi everyone, my name is Lisa and I've got a long ways to go but breaking it down into these challenges makes it seem easier. Starting the Sunday after Christmas my goal is to lose 20 pounds by Valentines. Now, if I can just get through Christmas ... <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Lisa Fri, 15 Dec 2006 19:44:47 EST I Lost 25 Pounds i lost 25 pounds and 195 pounds to go "WOO HOO" Thu, 14 Dec 2006 21:43:02 EST new here So I am Abby and I have a goal to lose 17 pounds my valentines day. thought that it was a good landmark for weight loss. rode the bike for 40 min today, and I feel really good about that. I hope I can cut out the eating at night, and that I lose in the morning. Thu, 14 Dec 2006 20:23:32 EST New and ready for a challenge! Hi, I'm Gina, I just joined sp this week. And I just joined this team tonight. I hope that's okay! I'd really like to be to 177 by Valentines Day. <BR> <BR> Everyone else, from the looks of all the posts and tickers, you've been making awesome progress! Keep it up!! Thu, 14 Dec 2006 20:18:28 EST Hi, I just joined. I'm hoping to get down to 170 lbs by V-day. Thu, 14 Dec 2006 08:18:48 EST Looking for a challenge I am ready to lose 20# by Valentine's Day which should put me in a size 12 which I have not been able to fit into since before I got married 8 years ago. <BR> <BR> ~Bobbie~ Wed, 13 Dec 2006 23:25:12 EST I'm New :) Hi! My name is Jami, I'm 23 and live outside of Tampa, Florida. I'm new to this team and would love to lose 20 lbs before Valentines day. <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople by recommendation of an amazing friend and am excited. <BR> <BR> Congrats to everyone who is here reaching their goals or making an effort too. I look forwarded to making new friends. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Wed, 13 Dec 2006 23:01:22 EST biggest loser dont forget the biggest loser finale is on tonight, <BR> from 8pm-10pm pacific time. <BR> <BR> bjduncan Wed, 13 Dec 2006 19:18:39 EST Hi, I'm new :) I stumbled across this challenge through another member's SparkPage and wanted to join and introduce myself. I'm Marie and from Michigan. When I started my journey I was at 254lbs. I just recently got that down to 214 and I'm going strong. I'm looking to lose another 25lbs by Valentines day 2007 to put me at 65lbs lost! :) Good luck to everyone and I look forward to being a part of the team! Tue, 12 Dec 2006 13:16:50 EST Very Good Day Today is a very good day!! When I tried my wedding dress on in September it did not fit at all, it was a size 12 and the lady figured that I would be about a size 18. I bought my dress at a wedding show and did not have to size for it then since it is a 2007 model and can't be ordered until January/February. If you look at my spark page and compare the dress on the mannequin to what it looks like on me it's quite funny actually. However I have been doing my measurements weekly with my weight ... Mon, 11 Dec 2006 22:54:56 EST Newbie! Hi Everyone! Im a newbie. New SparkPeople, and new to this team. Ive never done message boards before.. <BR> <BR> I stepped on the scale and had my OH MY GOD moment last week, and realized that I need to do something! I look at pictures of myself 5 years ago, and I looked great. I've really let go! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> But the point is, Im changing, right? <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> PS. How do you get all that cool stuff on the bottom? The weight trackers and everything. Mon, 11 Dec 2006 17:51:34 EST Introduction – New to this team My goal is to lose about 10% bodyfat by Valentine's Day. <BR> <BR> My plan consists of weight training, cardio (approx 3 hours each per week), and making good food choices. Mon, 11 Dec 2006 17:50:37 EST question Ok, obviously I've found it before because I HAVE a siggy. A pitiful one, but it's there all the same, lol. My question the heck do I get back to where I can change it! haha. Sat, 9 Dec 2006 12:07:43 EST 22 pounds by Valentine's Day =) I would like to be 142 lbs by February 14th 2007 =) Sat, 9 Dec 2006 03:14:09 EST New to the challenge Well, I joined the Xmas challenge and have lost 8 pounds doing that (not what I wanted, but that's ok!). I figure I should keep it up with the challenges and start workin on one for Valentines day! I'd like to get to 170 by then, so that is 25 pounds. I plan to start going to the gym next week, if I can get over this cold I have. Good Luck everyone! I hope I can keep up with this gets overwhelming for me since I don't have time to get on here much. And so I know...when do ya'... Fri, 8 Dec 2006 14:04:27 EST new to the challenge! hi everyone <BR> <BR> im trying to lose 20lbs by valentines day Fri, 8 Dec 2006 07:06:13 EST Cold Medicine's I shared this with my other I thought I would pass it along: <BR> <BR> Here's the article I read: <BR> I also read that instead of taking the liquid form or dayquil or nyqil take the gel capsules because they do not have sugar in them...they say to beware of sugar while you have cold. <BR> Beware of cold medicines! Cough syrups and liquids, such as NyQuil, have a lot of sugar. If you like NyQuil and/or DayQuil, buy the medicine in gel cap form. Also, opt for sugar-free cough drop... Fri, 8 Dec 2006 02:14:52 EST good work out videos??? I need a good work out video since I do not currently have access to a gym. Anyone have any reccommendations?? Thanks! Thu, 7 Dec 2006 23:13:56 EST Feeling frustrated Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I don't usually post, I'm more of a silent lurker but I figured for once, I would reach out and ask for help. <BR> <BR> I'm not quite sure why I'm feeling frustrated, I lost 2 pounds this week, I'm going to the gym 4 or more times a week, I just got FI to join with me to help me go and we had fun last night going. <BR> <BR> I think part of my problem is that for over a month, I was stagnant and while its over and done, every time I do my weighins I see that darn red... Thu, 7 Dec 2006 17:38:25 EST Changes I know I've been silent, but I do read the messages everyone posts. I love to hear about people doing well, especially since things have been stagnant with me. I'm currently finishing school (only three weeks and five days to go), and I'm currently in the middle of moving into my new home with my boyfriend. As soon as everything is settled, I'll be back on track. I'm down, but I'm not out. <BR> <BR> xxx, <BR> Rae (formerly TeanyRican) Wed, 6 Dec 2006 22:41:13 EST New to "THE challenge" Hi! My name is Sarah. I don't know what the challenge is, but I am game. lol Is there a specific challenge, or do we set our own goals? Wed, 6 Dec 2006 19:48:00 EST New Challenger! Hi! This looks like a great team! I hope that you'll permit me to jump aboard... <BR> <BR> I'm presently doing a ten week challenge (of my own design) which is scheduled to wind up just before St. Valentines Day! <BR> <BR> I'd LOVE to be down 10 pounds by then to bring my weight to 167 (even lower would be great, but I'm not greedy!) Tue, 5 Dec 2006 22:00:31 EST I'm new! Hi all! I just found out about this site and I am so excited! <BR> <BR> My goal is to reach 185 by V-day ( I am 207 right now). <BR> <BR> I am curious what feature ya'll like best about this site- I'd love to hear about it! Tue, 5 Dec 2006 20:36:18 EST Joining you guys. Hi everyone, i'm going for 25lbs lost from my weight at Christmas time. I hope i make it TRISHA26. Lynette Sat, 2 Dec 2006 20:39:55 EST New to the Group Hi Everyone!!! I'm new to this group, and this is my first time ever challenge group. I'm excited and I think I know I can do it. I look forward to getting to know everyone! Wed, 29 Nov 2006 20:58:13 EST biggest loser <em>215</em> hello everyone im here to remind you all, <BR> about the biggest loser on tonight @ 9:00pm 11-29-06 <BR> dont miss it i hope you all get to watch it.. <BR> <BR> bjduncan Wed, 29 Nov 2006 19:07:12 EST DOES ANYONE THINK OF THEMSELVES HI DOES ANYONE THINK OF THEMSELVES BEFORE ANYONE ELSE <BR> YOU GOT TO DO THIS IF YOU EXSPECT TO GET SOMEWHERE, <BR> HERE IS THE TRUTH.. <BR> <BR> BJDUNCAN <em>204</em> Wed, 29 Nov 2006 14:04:00 EST Joining your team I am leaving for the Riviera Maya on Feb 14. I would like to shed 22lbs by the day I leave. I am motivted. I can do it. Wed, 29 Nov 2006 08:50:14 EST Needing some motivation! Hi! <BR> Everyone has been so welcoming and great in this group that I was wondering if I could ask a favor. I experienced a set-back in my weight loss (gained some weight this week) and I feel really down. I have been working so hard and I worked hard last week to not over eat and to exercise...all for nothing. Just needing some motivation to continue going to the gym. <BR> <BR> Lori Mon, 27 Nov 2006 23:29:47 EST What's the difference? I'm fairly new to the site and am LOVING it! I've never counted calories before and am shocked at what I put in my mouth sometimes without thinking. I'm learning so much here, and am hoping it will contribute to me reaching my goals. <BR> I've joined 2 SparkTeams, and have noticed the different "SparkTeam Types"- what's the difference? Or does it matter? I'm in one for "Others Like Me", and this one for "Challenges"... can someone tell me what the difference in the Types is? <BR> I thou... Sat, 25 Nov 2006 21:23:53 EST drop off 15 I will be 157 by Feb. 14 2007 that is my weight goal to look better for my husband :) Fri, 24 Nov 2006 13:59:41 EST Weight Loss Vent, sorry this is kinda OT So I know I don't know you all well, but I just need to gripe a little, lol. <BR> <BR> I've been working really hard trying to lose weight, and since I started a year and a half ago I've lost 56 lbs. Since my mom left 3 months ago, as she lives in another country, I've lost like 15. Well she came to visit and got here last night, and she knows I've been working trying to lose weight, and finally I asked her if she could tell a difference. She said, "Yeah," and that was it. Then she cha... Sun, 19 Nov 2006 18:04:20 EST I need the motivation to lose 15lbs by V-Day... That would bring me down to 127.. I'd really love that... And I do think that less than 2lbs a week is doable. I just really need the motivation. <BR> <BR> I just bought a heart rate monitor that counts calories..which is cool..and I thought that would motivate me..but it hasn't yet...and I've had it for about 4 days so far:-( I haven't used it once... <BR> <BR> I'd LOVE to do this.. I'd love to lose even more.. And I KNOW I could lose much more than 15lbs by then... I just need the mot... Sun, 19 Nov 2006 12:43:45 EST I will lose 25 lbs by Valentines Day 25 lbs is only the start Sun, 19 Nov 2006 01:14:22 EST What's your motivation? I find it really helpful to know other people's motivation to lose weight--it helps me think of other reasons that I want to! <BR> <BR> My main reason is that I want to feel good about myself again. I'm tired of squeezing in to my "fat" jeans. I'm tired of avoiding mirrors. I'm tired of my shirts not fitting the way they are supposed to. I'm tired of hating the way I feel! Thu, 16 Nov 2006 22:11:30 EST Biggest Loser <em>198</em> did anyone watch the biggest loser boy, <BR> was i madd when they voted marty off.. <BR> <BR> bjduncan Thu, 16 Nov 2006 19:22:57 EST Do feet shrink??? Ok - I know this is a weird and funny question - should get a few giggles...but it is something that I am seriosly wondering, in a weird kinda way.... <BR> <BR> Since I have gained weight, none of my "pretty" shoes fit me anymore. My feet have gotten so wide. so this poses my question, when you loose weight, do your feet feet change again too??? Thanks, <BR> <BR> Jenni :-)))) Wed, 15 Nov 2006 12:43:00 EST I'd like to join you! Hi! Can I join you all? I need a good medium goal and this seems to fit the bill. I've done well so far. About July 20 I weighed in at 190 lbs. This morning I was at 164.2. I'd like to lose 20 more by Valentine's Day. My long term goal is to be 130 by April 30. Fri, 10 Nov 2006 23:54:18 EST WHAT DID YOU EAT FOR SUPPER TODAY? I WILL LIKE TO KNOW WHAT PEOPLE ATE FOR SUPPER EVERYDAY.. <BR> <BR> I HAD 1/2 TUNA WRAP WITH CHEESE LETTUCE, TOMATO AND LIL BIT OF MAYO & WATER WITH CRYSTAL LIGHT <em>91</em> Wed, 8 Nov 2006 21:47:28 EST My weigh In Sorry I'm not good at using boards. So this is really just nothing :) Mon, 6 Nov 2006 13:43:53 EST Valentine's day goal I would like to lose 10-15 pounds by valentines day.. and keep it off!!! Sat, 4 Nov 2006 13:49:57 EST My valentines day goal... I am hoping to lose another 33 lbs by Valentines day... <BR> I am going on a holiday because February is the most depressing month here... gets dark too early and is usually -20 celcuis or colder so will prob. be heading back down to cerntral america - and I am looking foreward to being able to jump into my bikini without any second thoughts and get back on the surf board (something that we dont do much of here in Northern Canada) <BR> so wish me luck ! <BR> First I have to reach my Christmas... Thu, 2 Nov 2006 17:57:42 EST My Valentines weightloss Goal I would like to weight 147 but Valentine's day 2007. I also want to always enter my daily food intake. So that I am always aware of my nutrition and calories. <BR> Wed, 1 Nov 2006 20:16:10 EST New Here Hello, <BR> <BR> I was browsing the Spark Teams and I found this one and I though it would help me lose the weight I need to. <BR> <BR> So my goal is to be at my goal weight 142 lbs, love myself and how I look in clothes and be in maintenance mode. <BR> <BR> I started SP at 162 lbs, on September 25, 2006 and I am currently 156 lbs, so I have 14 lbs to lose by Valentines Day. <BR> <BR> ~Katie~ Thu, 26 Oct 2006 21:59:39 EST New to the group, just saying howdy! I think this is a great idea. Just thought I would let you know. :-) Tue, 3 Oct 2006 00:17:45 EST 02/14/07 Victory Dance? Does anyone know what his/her victory dance will be? By victory dance I mean what you'll be doing to celebrate your goal when you reach it. <BR> <BR> I don't have a set one yet, but I hope whatever I'm doing I'll be wearing this jacket: <BR> <BR> I'll have to post again once I have a set plan. What about you guys? Fri, 29 Sep 2006 06:52:33 EST Off and Running <em>231</em> <BR> Hello, <BR> Second day on the site, and doing ok. Goal is to loose 40 pounds by Feb, and Valentine's Day seems like a great deadline. So here I go on a new journey for a new me. Wed, 27 Sep 2006 00:36:35 EST Toms Tips for Weight Loss Toms Tips <BR> <BR> Many team members have asked me how I do my weight loss program since I do not believe in paying mega bucks for prepared diet foods such as Jenny Craig, Nutri-systems, etc. Although I feel that these are very good for some people and I am glad they are available, I just feel that the average person can not afford 300 dollars a month for food for one person, not to mention the add-ons you need to complete these meals. <BR> I have numerous medical issues, so I can not do mu... Tue, 26 Sep 2006 22:35:38 EST Party Chat: For the especially noisy...LOL! Here's the party chat thread that I'd said I'd start! Let's Party! <BR> <BR> <em>86</em> Tue, 26 Sep 2006 15:26:40 EST Low-Calorie snack ideas...... Here's a low-calorie snack idea for chocolate lovers. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Chocolate Mousse (the low-calorie way): <BR> <BR> <BR> 5 servings of cool whip free <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> a VERY small squeeze of light chocolate syrup (a little goes a long way with this) <BR> <BR> <BR> Mix together and enjoy. 75 calories! <BR> <BR> <em>86</em> Fri, 22 Sep 2006 17:13:35 EST Can I join up with you ladies? Everyone sounds so nice would it be okay if I joined up with you ladies? Please let me know I would love the challenge. Thanks and have a great day. Toni (aka tonimaddie) <em>41</em> Sun, 17 Sep 2006 03:05:09 EST WEEKLY WEIGH-INS A place to put your weekly weigh-ins so we don't lose them in the week long chatter. <BR> <BR> My weigh-in is Tuesday morning so here it is. <BR> <BR> Starting Challenge weight 209# <BR> Valentine challenge goal weight 170# <BR> <BR> Sept 12 down 1.5# (207.5) <BR> <BR> 22 weigh-in left. Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:23:02 EST Team Weight Tally .4 + 0 = .4 <BR> <BR> .4 (the amount of my gain/loss) + 0 (the total from the prior post) = -.4 <BR> <BR> This is really easy. Just take your total that you either lost or gained and add it to the total from the prior post. <BR> <BR> <em>86</em> Sun, 10 Sep 2006 13:23:04 EST General Chat Hi! <BR> <BR> I thought that this would be a great team challenge. I know that for myself, I look forward to Valentine's Day as it is and now I will REALLY be look forward to this day! Let's go!!! <BR> <BR> <em>86</em> Tue, 5 Sep 2006 16:12:14 EST What's your goal for Valentine's Day 2007? Hi! <BR> <BR> Speaking for myself, I thought that this was a "needed" challenge. I want to lose 45 pounds by Valentine's Day bringing me down to 168.2. We can do it!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>86</em> Tue, 5 Sep 2006 16:07:36 EST