SparkPeople 50s + Weight Loss Challenge Team Messageboard Hi This is a challenge for all of us over 50 who would like to join together to reach our common goals of becoming healthier. SparkPeople 50s + Weight Loss Challenge Team Messageboard Health and Selfsteam <em>381</em> I would like to start an active life especially now after the50's. We need to keep active in order to lose weight for our health and to feel better about ourselves. Keeping our self steam high and trying to feel at least a little bit younger in our bodies <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:52:20 EST new to any forum I recently turned 50 and then the pounds just flew on! I've never signed onto any forums, so not sure how this works, but I think community support may help. 25 pounds to lose. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:27:38 EST Hello! New to the team Hello! Just wanted to introduce myself. I have been on SP for a long time off and on. Actually joined last year and then just stopped for unknown reasons. Now that I will be 50 in a couple weeks I have had to take a good long look at what I really want from life. This is not it. So here I am once again hoping this time is the right time for me. Thanks Sat, 7 Jun 2014 12:26:48 EST Junk food and the scale I have not written a blog for a while, so I thought I would sit down and do one today. last sunday I jumped on the scale and it said 182.4 I was so excited. Monday it said 184 tues it said 185.. ugh I was upset. I thought ok I am eating a little junk here and there. and I have been but counting the calories. I thought ok is the fat in the junk food jumping to the scale along with my rear end. fat is fat. <BR> so I thought it has been three weeks since I started and three weeks since I measu... Thu, 15 May 2014 18:28:20 EST new day I have spent along time in and out of counseling. One thing that I have needed to work on is boundaries. As I have worked in these areas in my life, I came to understand that part of my problem much to my disappointment was my own lack of boundaries with myself.. As I have continued to work on these areas in my life. I came to understand until I face facts about why I have extra weight on and why I lose it and gain it back a dozen times. That I could never fully keep it off. so for two years ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:56:32 EST Hello! Hello all! I’ve been off sparkpeople for a while, looking to get back on track and make new sparkfriends!! Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:19:58 EST Saying Hello Just joined the team today. Just thought I would say Hello to you all. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 04:40:44 EST Tacking fruit water One of my new favorites is fruit water. My question is, how do I track it?? I use fresh fruit for the flavor, but don't actually eat the fruit. <BR> Any suggestions?? Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:44:52 EST First Day This is day one. I am headed out to take a walk soon. Pouring rain and cold here. don't want to. Later grocery shop to get better food in the house. I have lost 100 pounds and gained it back. When life gets tough I eat. I am not feeling motivated right now but in the past I have loved walking, hiking and other outdoor things. I know when I start to lose I will get the energy to do the things I like. Will share more as I work to lose my fat!! Would love tips and encouragement. I have a bus... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:36:31 EST Help Earn Bonus Points for our Team If you're one of those Sparkers who like to earn Bonus Points, don't miss out on the Start Page opportunities. <BR> <BR> You already know you earn points by spinning the wheel when you Log-in to Spark, and you earn points by tracking and making comments. However, when you go to the Start Page, you can earn points by clicking the pennants in Section 3 to give Team Bonus Points to your teams. If your team gets 50 points, so do you. If, when you start to click the pennants, you don't yet have t... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:32:41 EST Just started Hi everyone. I'm new to Spark People and I hope it will help. I've never been able to loose weight. The problem is I truly hate to exercise. I've recently started beginner yoga and the 10 minute trainer. If I can just commit to 10 minutes per day, I'm sure I can do it. Maybe coming to the site each day will help also. Have a great weekend! Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:26:26 EST new to spark Hi, I am new to the team. I am looking for a spark buddy to help keep me motivated. I am 51 and recently moved to York, Maine. I just started a new job and would like some new ideas on snacks for work along with lunch options. I also joined a gym and want to know if anyone has any good work out ideas. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:57:37 EST Hello Everyone! Hello Everyone, <BR> I am new to the group but not new to SparkPeople, I've been a member of SparkPeople for about 3 years now. I am a 51 year old woman who has lost 92 pounds in total over the past year or so and I still have about 35 to go. It has been an easy journey but it has been and interesting one. <BR> A little bit about me, I have 3 beautiful children.... 5 adorable grandchildren and a typical yet loving husband. I won't ever say I am on a diet, yet I say I am on a life jo... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:57:05 EST New spring chicken Hi to everyone. <BR> As the name says, I hit 50 and keep getting plumper. But not anymore! I am looking forward to meeting others on this road to being fit again. I want to be a loser. (weight wise) Lol. <BR> Gina Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:10:54 EST Am I wasting my time I feel a little discouraged today, I have been on this train since the 1st of the year and my weight keeps yo yoing from 1 - 3 pounds. I have always been conscious of my weight and exercising but now that I really need to lose weight I can't get my metabolism to move. Horrible day for me. Words of encouragement are needed badly. Thanks guys!!!!!!!!! Mon, 3 Feb 2014 21:26:03 EST New to team Hi I'm joining looking for motivation, support and eventually results. I have dealt with weight issues forever, since I was born I believe, and about 10 years ago I'd had enough so I took control and lost the weight and became much healthier. Was feeling great when my world was turned upside down-my husband was diagnosed with brain cancer. Our friends, family and community were so wonderful and supportive. However, I will tell you this "comfort food" is really fattening and at the time I ... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 10:45:12 EST New Team Member-Need Support Hi, I'm Lorie. I'm 51 and trying to lose weight again. It's really hard now menopause has set in. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:56:18 EST Hello! Just wanted to introduce myself... Hi my name is Cindy, I'm 50 years old and am trying to lose weight and get healthy. I started weight watchers in April and have lost 25 pounds so far. I want to lose another 75 pounds to get to my goal. I seem to beats stand still the last couple of weeks so I heard about this site and thought I would check it out. So far I've really liked reading he articles and recipes and would love to meet some nice people who have similar goals to trade ideas and help with. <BR> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:09:19 EST BMI back to normal I just checked my Body Mass Index, and I have gone from "overweight" to "normal." I have a small frame, so I need to lose more. But it's nice to be in the "normal" category. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 08:24:54 EST Good Afternoon! Hi there! I just restarted the SP program and I am totally pumped! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:42:53 EST Early Riser Although I've been on summer break from teaching school for three days, I can't sleep past my regular wake-up time. I suppose that's good, but I had been looking forward to sleeping late. I started "Sparking" on Saturday, and I'm trying to get in 8 glasses of water and 5 fruits/veggies. This morning I had 24 ounces of water when I got up and ate half a grapefruit. So I 've got a good start on the day. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 05:54:29 EST New to group I have been with sparks a while but have had a little trouble lately. I am looking to find a spark buddy. People to help me keep on track and encourage me when things get tough. I am over 50 and have recently got custody of my Grandchildren. The added stress has sent me on a weight gain cycle. They came in Nov to stay 6 months and are still here. I have gained 15 pounds in the time they have been here. Not there fault but I am a stress eater. This week has been another low for me and I just n... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 06:22:04 EST Hello everyone! Hello! My name is Cyndi. I have been a Sparker for over 5 years. I lost down to within 5 pounds of my goal weight and kept it off for about 6 months but started gaining again. I gained almost all of it back but I am on track again. I just turned 54 and I am determined to get down to my goal weight and keep it off. I love Sparkpeople and the support given here. I am all for motivating people and giving them encouragement. Sat, 1 Jun 2013 16:59:25 EST Hi Sparkies! My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:18 EST Rejoined, final time... Rejoined, final time... <BR> <BR> Let's get re-aquainted. <BR> I'm Vicki and I'm 56 years old. <BR> I got rid of the scale and am working to drop inches. I'm going to the fitness center 3 times a week and working out at home 3 days. I rest up on Sundays. <BR> My goal is to reclaim my health and over time go from a 3XL down to a size Large. <BR> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:25:28 EST Started exercising I finally started to move doing a bit of weights and the treadmill adding 5 min. Each day Wed, 9 Jan 2013 07:04:28 EST Greetings Hello my name is Tammy. I am returning to SparkPeople and plan to start the year off right getting healthy. I'm not 50 quite yet (not til Feb.) but I thought I was close enough. My goal first and foremost to get healthier in 2013. I am in pretty good health considering the extra (at least) 50 lbs I need to lose. I have no set time in mind, I take that back, I'd like to lose as much weight as healthly possible by late spring, early summer. I hope to get some awesome tips from all of you. Thank... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 13:05:55 EST Happy New Year 2013 Revisited my spark home in August 2012 after reaching my goals previously and then slowly regaining my weight. Typical story in that I slipped back to bad eating habits, and abandoned exercise and battled some health challenges. One year NED (cancer free) this month. <BR> <BR> Have lost about 15 pounds (gained a couple back over the holidays) but quite a way to my goal weight. I'm sure a lot of us have similar stories and now it is more important than ever to lose this weight BEFORE any hea... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 09:29:14 EST Healthy Challenge I propose a new challenge, since we don't have one currently going on! <BR> <BR> Cardio/Strength Training, {10min = 5pts (max pts=15 per day)} <BR> Freggies: 5 a day {10pts a day} <BR> Water: 8 cups = 5pts; 10cups = 10pts; 12+cups = 15pts; (max pts a day = 15pts) <BR> Total Max pts you can earn in a day = 40pts <BR> <BR> <BR> Copy and paste the following tracker into your post: <BR> <BR> Oct 27 <BR> Cardio/ST: <BR> Freggies: <BR> Water: <BR> Total pts: <BR> <BR> Oct 28 <BR> Cardio/ST: ... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 12:19:42 EST An Old Returning Sparker and Team member Hi, I'm Candy getting back to SP after closing my account due to health reasons over 8 months ago. I also used to be a member of this team! Well, I finally found you again and my old friend, Connie! It's so good to be back!!! Thu, 25 Oct 2012 02:29:36 EST giving it another try Hi everyone. I've been a member of SP since 2007 but haven't done much with it. Yesterday (Oct 1, 2012) my daughter and I started the South Beach Diet in hopes of helping keep each other motivated. I turn 50 next month and am proud to say that I don't take any prescription medications but a recent blood test showed that I'm at risk for heart disease so that's my motivation: get my triglycerides/cholesterol/BP back to normal. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:58:24 EST Loving being 50 but I need to lose weight so when I am 60 that will be a fun time as well. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 01:58:52 EST HELLO I am new here Hi everyone my name is Tathy49 and I am trying to not only get down to a haelthy weight , but to find myself too. I think I lost myself long time ago , I have aways take care of my family as a single mom and somehow I neglected who need it the most care ... Me ! Now I found myself unhappy with how I feel and very uncomfortable with myself , before my weight was my security blanket or at least that is what I told myself as my reasons of why I had put on weight , but now I don't feel like this ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:42:38 EST REJOINED I'm Vicki, 56, with about 50 lbs to lose. I've actually got 100 lbs to lose but I've set a goal of 50 lbs for my birthday next August. That will get me under 200 lbs and will get me off the blood pressure pills I'm taking now. And I think it'll give me a lot more energy to push forward and lose the rest. <BR> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 17:54:53 EST Just joined this team I just joined today - both this team AND sparkpeople. I'm a little nervous - have 'dieted' in the past - lost/gained/lost/gained....but now i want to lose and not have it come back on me....getting too old to keep doing the yo-yo routine. Not sure why, but each time i go back and forth, it gets harder and harder....not sure if it's because I am getting older or because my body is tired of going back and forth. LOL. But this time, I am determined to WIN. Glad to be a part of a team that s... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 14:59:26 EST Canning/ Freezing Today I'm going to my mother-in-laws to freeze sweet corn. Does anyone else can or freeze their own vegies? I love doing it every year, I do Corn, Tomatos, Pickels, Broccolli, Beans, Carrots Cauliflower ect. It's alot of fun plus you KNOW what is in it. <em>258</em> <em>69</em> <em>291</em> <em>373</em> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 08:31:45 EST New Hi Everyone. I am back on SP after a time on Weight Watchers. I did very good there in the beginning, but then let myself get sidetracked. I always enjoyed SP and decided I would rather do this. I still have about another 45 pounds to go, until I will be at my happy place. Looking for some new friends and lots of support. Tue, 7 Aug 2012 08:38:39 EST Slow Start I have been walking faithfully every day for 1/2 hour for 4weeks. I have been diligently tracking my food and staying within the calorie range prescribed for me for 2 weeks. Yet, I have lost nothing. I can see a plateau later but at the beginning? This is so discouraging <em>24</em> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 16:17:38 EST New to group and sparkpeople Starting today. Good luck to me and each of you on this challenge Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:06:51 EST Hello Just joined this team Not sure how you use these forums and even though you can't see me I am shy! <em>40 Mon, 21 May 2012 09:54:00 EST Can't seem to stay on track! More and more I'm saying...."I will start again on Monday". I am finding it extremely difficult to lose any weight at all. I have to do everything perfect to see any difference at all. So much harder than when I was younger. I can't do everything perfect every day day after day. One step forward....two steps back....I feel like throwing in the towel. <BR> <em>303</em> Thu, 17 May 2012 08:04:44 EST Fabulous 50 and struggling Hi! I turned 50 in December...and everything has been going haywire! My skin is breaking out, I became menopausal, and now the weight is coming off SO SLOWLY! I have been to the doctor for bloodwork and everything is "fine". At least it is coming off...but ounces at a time. I get so frustrated because I work with women in their 20's and 30's (I'm a 2nd grade teacher) and they eat a little less and lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks! <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to the support of women (and me... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 09:20:20 EST Ghost Town? I noticed all postings are very old date-wise. Is anyone still active here? Thu, 5 Jan 2012 14:05:38 EST If at first you don't succeed... ...Keeping trying Well here I am again - and about the same weight. I've set two goals - drink more water and walk each day. I will hold myself to these goals each day and check with my team members to see how they are doing with their goals. <em>30</em> Sun, 6 Nov 2011 21:18:10 EST I'm back and ready to start over!! Hi!! Turned 50 in March and decided it's now time to get myself motivated and get back on track to get rid of this excess weight!! I can use all the support I can get!! Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:22:54 EST TRYING MY HAND AT ON-LINE WEIGHT LOSS! I have been signed up for SparkPeople for sometime, but I have not given it much of a chance as an attorney with a busy schedule. I live in Daytona Beach Florida, and I am looking for a lady to blog with daily to keep myself honest, accountable and motivated on weight loss. I lost 75 pounds 7 or 8 years ago in my mid-forties, but I gained 50 pounds back since menopause. I am finding that weight loss at 52 is not nearly as easy as it was in my mid-40's. I don't have a lot of time to work out, ... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:45:17 EST Salt and Weight Loss? Went to a specialist. The nurse took my blood pressure. It was 134/94. Since it was 105/70 for the longest time, I knew that couldn't be good. The nurse and doctor didn't seem concerned. My husband is a dentist and recommended I stop eating salt and start monitoring my blood pressure every morning/evening. I used to put salt on EVERYTHING. Since I have started paying attention and avoiding salt, I have lost A LOT of weight. I got on the scale today and it only said 132...If it stays ... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:41:43 EST Hello everyone, Just wanted to say hi to all my fellow members. I am looking forward to my new adventure. I may need a little support or nudging from time to time and will be happy to do the same for anyone else. Sun, 10 Jul 2011 02:48:59 EST Had a birthday and thought I should join... Have been with Spark People for about 5 years. Just turned 50 in June so I thought I would check out some 50 Spark Teams. Stopped logging food in April-May...gained 10 pounds. Would like to get rid of them! So I picked this team...Looking forward to learning more about all of you. <BR> I am a speech therapist for special needs' children. I work for a school district so I have the summers off. I am married and have two children ages 12 and 15 so I am getting used to being dumber by the d... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 03:08:45 EST July - New month ...New start Hi: <BR> Well, July is here, a new month and a new start. <BR> I am going to walk each day from July 1 thru July 31, 2011 - 30 minutes each day. <BR> Any one care to join me? <em>249</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:12:31 EST I am new to this team but not Sparkpeople! Hello, <BR> My name is Cathy and I live in South Georgia. When I first began last year in July, I was so praying that this would be the end of my lifelong cycle of losing and gaining weigh. Not!!!!!! I find myself back on that rollercoaster. I had lost down to 156 at one point before Christmas and now have slowly climbed back up to 167. Find excuses not to exercise everyday, eat more calories than what is on my eating plan. So discouraged. But once again reaching out to other for encourageme... Wed, 11 May 2011 07:51:48 EST Cholesterol not good Hi All: <BR> <BR> I received a call from my Dr. today and my cholesterol is 299 - he is not happy with me at all. <BR> I am not happy with me but I am sticking to the program - drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day, balancing my breakfast, lunch and dinner, and not eating after 7:00 PM...Walking, biking and exercising with the Wii. <BR> I am on Lipitor - Hopefully - by my next visit my cholesterol will be better. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be appreciated. <BR> Have a great Easter. <BR>... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 20:45:39 EST Coming Back to Spark People Hi, I'm a returning Sparker who fell off the wagon and is getting back on!!! Back in December I was hospitalized with acute pancreatitis that was gall bladder related. I'm just now getting back to a normal diet. I lost 35 lbs since Dec and have gained back 5 of it. That's when I decided I've got to get back to SP!!! <BR> <BR> I've set up a new account with just a slight change to my username! I used to be a member of this team too! (I hope you remember me, Connie!) <BR> <BR> Just a li... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:09:19 EST DAILY ACCOUNTABILITY CHALLENGE Well this morning I got my happy behind back on my treadmill. Of course that was after I removed everything that seems to find its home on I am having to start out slow and steady again. I am walking 10 minutes per session. I can only have the speed set at 2.0 max right now. It is hard to believe that I used to be able to walk for 45 minutes to an hour. So as the doc says slow and steady and patience will get me back in shape and a healthier happy me. My goal is to walk every morn... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:30:10 EST Joining a few months early...hope you don't mind! Hi, Everyone! I won't officially hit the big 5-0 until May 16, but am joining you a few months early because I'm already feeling the effects of being a 50-some-year-old woman! I'm sure somewhere on this team site I'll find discussions re: menopause and its impact on your weight-loss efforts. I'll be interested to see how I do on my Week 2 weigh-in on Wednesday... <BR> <em>20</em> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 13:31:23 EST GETTING HEALTHIER AT 50 MY NAME IS GIRLET I AM 50 YEARS YOUNG. i HAD LAP BAND DONE LAST APRIL. THIS HAS BEEN QUITE AN ADVENTURE FOR ME. I HAVE DISCOVERED YOU DONT JUST HAVE THE PROCEDURE DONE AND THAT IS IT. LAP BAND IS A TOOL AND YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK OF GOOD NUTRITION, EXERCISE AND MENTAL HELATH CHANGES FOR YOUR LIFE TIME TO MAINTAIN THE RESULTS OF THE THE GOALS YOU WORKED TO REACH AFTER HAVING THIS DONE. I HAVE HAD MANY POSITIVE CHANGES I HAVE APROXIMATLY 50 MORE POUNDS TO GO AND HAVE LOTS MORE WORK TO DO TO CH... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 19:06:19 EST Hello Everyone, I am back again to make a promise, I want to make a promise to myself and new friends that I make along the way. Since we are all here to feel better, either losing weight or gaining weight or just feeling overall healthier. We need each other.. I left the site thinking I could go it alone but I did not succeed I need support even if from people I don't know but truly want to get to know much better,. I figure if 8 beautiful women can become such great friends from sparkspeople...end up in the health and fitness magazine...... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 20:50:16 EST Hi from Arkansas Just thought I would do a quick intro. <BR> Am Mike from Arkansas, diabetic, no children, married 20yrs. <BR> Two cats who are our babies. <BR> Sat, 5 Feb 2011 12:39:24 EST Saying Hi I am off to a good start. Began my weight loss work right after the new year and so far after one month, have lost 10 lbs as of today. Feel great about this but I have been down this road before and this time, I want to reach the finish line of losing 70 lbs by Jan 2012. Looking for new ways to stay motivated so Spark is part of the plan this time around! Fri, 4 Feb 2011 21:50:53 EST HOW ARE YOU HANDLING THE WINTER BLUES 7 BLAHS? I know I'm having some trouble getting back into Spark mode. I get started on an exercise or a realistic eating plan only to sabotage myself. I need some help here friends! <BR> <BR> connie Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:02:38 EST New me since I have take care of everyone else It is time to take care of me.. This may not sound nice but I have put everyone on my to-do-list but me for30 years. It is so my turn and I am the only one that can make this happen. Wish me luck. Debbie Sun, 9 Jan 2011 04:34:48 EST Something to Gain, Something to Lose Hello everyone, this is my first post on SparkPeople. I want this year to be the one where goals are met. Although I have never been a part of this type of team, I'm looking forward to the shared support and wisdom. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:52:27 EST Ready to start (again) I've reached that wonderful age of 18 with 32 years of experience. :) Now all the things I've learned should help me get back on track and allow me to focus on me. <BR> This group sounds great and I'm ready to kick things in gear for 2011. Tue, 28 Dec 2010 10:28:53 EST Twas the Night AFTER Christmas <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>443</em> <em>446</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <BR> 'TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS <BR> by SHERYLDS <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3837495 </link> Sat, 11 Dec 2010 09:04:39 EST New to SP need help using it Hi just had my yearly physical and it wasn't pretty, I am in full blown menopause. I have gained 12 pounds in 3 months and my cholesterol sky rocketed from last year. I am looking for a group to walk/run with in the the Flint, Corunna or Owosso area in Michigan. I need to lose 10 pounds in 3 months or go on cholesterol medicine which I really do not want to do. Any groups out there like this? Sun, 7 Nov 2010 14:43:14 EST Today I will remind myself that I CAN... put my best foot forward and take a walk. Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:42:36 EST New to This Hi - I am fifty and learning to get healthy - losing weight and getting more active. I am shifting careers and exploring the possibility of entering a religious community. Any encouragement or support will be appreciated and reciprocated! Thanks. Fri, 24 Sep 2010 18:43:31 EST NEW PLACE 2 GET MY W/O FIX <em>334</em> WE DROPPED 24 HR FITNESS & FOUND THE SENIOR CITZEN CENTERS 2 WORK OUT AT. OMGGGGG I AM TRUELY IN LUV.... WE R GOIN 2 GO SEE THE 1 HERE IN GRAND PRAIRIE ( WHERE WE LIVE ) I AM SO EXCITED. <BR> THEY HAVE A HUGE POOL, A UPSTAIRS WALKIN PATH, STATE OF THE ART CARDIO/STRENGTH EQUIPMENT, & WAY MORE...24 HR WAS GONNA COST US 600.00 A YR, THIS ONLY GONNA COST US 200.00 A YR... THEY GOT CLASSES GALORE, CHECK THIS OUT!!!! A CLASS ON NUTRITION ( DIETBETIC 2 ) I GONNA GET MY PORTION CONTRO... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 00:25:59 EST using diet pills any 1?????? DOES ANY 1 USE DIET PILLS 2 HELP U LOSE? IF SO WHAT KIND? HOW R THEY WORKIN 4 U? A FRIEND OF MINE IS TAKIN THEM, SHE HAS LOST BOUT 56 LBS SO FAR, BUT SHE EATS MOSTLY NUTTIN BUT SALADS ( SMALL ) <em>140</em> , & LOTS OF FRUITS..... <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>491</em> <em>277</em> Sun, 22 Aug 2010 20:47:32 EST cruise questions any 1? <em>334</em> ANY 1 BEEN ON A CRUISE? I HAVE SO MANY QESTIONS 2 ASK.... I FIXING 2 WORK HARDER THEN I DID B 4.... <BR> WE ARE PLANNING 2 GO ON A CRUISE AFTER TAX TYME... BOUT APRIL OR SO... <BR> I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS 2 ASK.. <BR> I AM SO SURE THAT THERE IS BOUND 2 B SUM HERE THAT HAS BEEN ON A CRUISE..... <BR> LET ME KNOW THROUGH THE MAIL BOX OR MY E MAIL.. <BR> PAMMYNTX59@ATT.NET Sat, 31 Jul 2010 15:51:41 EST I'm Back...I'm Back...I'm Back!!! Lol Well...That says it all! I had to quit this team, but I think I can handle it and besides...I just miss you guys! <BR> <BR> Have a great day and stay healthy and make healthy choices! Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:36:43 EST 4TH OF JULY DINNER WHAT WAS FOR DINNER U ALL? <BR> STEAK <BR> POTATO SALAD <BR> WATER MELLON <BR> CORN ON THE COB <BR> MMMMMMMM GOODDDD Sat, 3 Jul 2010 20:23:44 EST I will make it Because God is there, I will make it, even when things dont go right Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:50:31 EST Returning member About five years ago I joined Sparkspeople and did nothing with the program. My life has continued to spiral out of control and my weight with it. I have been a yoyo dieter for years but, I am at a point in my life where I can't control my overeating no matter how hard I try. I am the person who eats healthy in front of people and then binges when noone is around. I need serious help to get me back on track and to stick to a plan. For me this is not just weight loss plan, I need to lose ... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:33:49 EST Need Help Desperately I'm really feeling defeated at the moment? I gained about 20lbs in late 2007 and have not been able to get it off? I don't know whats going on? in February of 2007 I weighed 160 and was on weight watchers and doing well, then in march or so, it started to go down hill? what the heck? I was <BR> post menopause already so I'm not sure? <BR> <BR> I know I need some help? just gotta do it? I've been exercising pretty regulary lately for me, the past two months or so, but ZERO WEIGHT LOSS? I re... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:18:10 EST Healthy Hi <BR> I am new and is determined to live healthy, I will stay on course with the help of the Lord, and loose the extra pounds Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:22:33 EST New to this team Hi, I'm Cheryl and I live in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. I started with Spark in Jan. 2008 just after I quit smoking and didn't want to gain weight. At that time I lost about 20 lbs and felt better but then I lost motivation and gained it all back plus! <BR> <BR> I've recently come back to spark to try again and so far I'm not doing too bad. I'm keeping small goals that I feel are attainable for me. <BR> <BR> I look forward to posting here and getting ideas and feedback. <BR> Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:12:04 EST good am 2 u all gm every 1. tyme 4 <em>106</em> & a little <em>265</em> <em>265</em> <em>277</em> <em>490</em> <em>467</em> . then it's tyme 4 <em>314</em> <em>231</em> <em>418</em> & my all tyme favorite is <em>237</em> water arobics... the instructer we have on wed is tufff, but hella good let me tell u..... see u al later.... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 08:50:19 EST Say it in 5 words... Today I will stay motivated. Wed, 19 May 2010 09:17:10 EST A Blessed Life I am looking forward to being healthier the second half of my life! Thu, 6 May 2010 12:44:22 EST Brand new! Hi~my name is Judy and I just heard of Spark People today, April 11, 2010. Loving navigating the site and the wealth of info here. Like many, I've dieted for many years all to no avail or short lived weight loss. I'm excited about being apart of this supportive community of people all striving for similar goals. Sun, 11 Apr 2010 19:43:54 EST I Can Remember When.... Post something that you can remember...back when. <BR> <BR> This could really be fun and bring back a lot of old memories. Mon, 5 Apr 2010 12:47:57 EST 21 Day Habit Challenge I'm re-posting this challenge (after reading the chat thread) <BR> <BR> Many experts assert that it takes 21 days for something to become a habit. That is the amount of time it takes the conscious mind to imprint the thought into the subconscious mind making it a habit. My own assertion is that we can make our diet/fitness a habit by finding a program that is working for us, and sticking with it, unwavering, for 21 consecutive days. For instance, if getting up in the morning and exercising s... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 11:27:11 EST Daily Goals Challenge I challenge my team to list their own daily goals here and see how consistently we try to keep them! Sun, 28 Mar 2010 01:41:23 EST need to get back on track <em>39</em> I haven't done very well this week or weekend.But ready to get back on track. Sun, 21 Mar 2010 23:24:03 EST Just joining and hoping this works for me. Ready to lose this weight...bad knees, but I have to exercise to get the stress off my knees...can't win. =) Sat, 13 Mar 2010 21:33:50 EST Huge mistake and so unaware I thought I was doing so well, eating nothing is not the way to go. I got into the office at 10:45 for an 11:00 meeting that went partly through lunch hour. So I quick ran out to BK to get a salad w/ chicken, but when I returned there was no time to eat it. So it stayed on my desk until after the 1-3 meeting. In the meeting was the delicious aroma of cappucino coffee (like pancakes/syrup) and my stomach was at my back. I was jittery and needed to get away so off I went to Olive Garden. I thou... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:49:44 EST getting started Hi I just joined looking foward to sharing my ups and downs Thu, 4 Mar 2010 21:34:28 EST Two Words---Change One (game) Two words - Change one: Game <BR> <BR> I'll start it off with an example: <BR> <BR> Apple Pie then the next person like Apple cider then the next person like crab apple then next person like crab cake then the next person like chocolate cake and so on.... changing out only one of the words. <BR> <BR> Let's get started!.... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 10:37:00 EST St. Patrick's Day Challenge (now until March 17) <em>137</em> Green is IN <em>441</em> <BR> <BR> As we know, St. Patrick's Day is March 17. So, let's see how many green fruits and veggies that we can collect from now until then. Post the number of GREEN (only green) that you eat....add to the previous count. Our point is to see how many we can get as a team, plus, helping each of us health wise. <BR> <BR> So...let's get to eating... <em>267</em> <em>69</em> Wed, 3 Mar 2010 18:41:33 EST What Are You Listening to /Hearing Right Now? Post what you are listening to or hearing right now. Be it a song, household sounds, children playing...whatever. Tue, 2 Mar 2010 17:38:17 EST Just joined this team I have been with SP for about 18 months. I have joined different teams over that time period and have recently decided to revamp them a little bit. I have some that I look at every day and others that I don't look at even monthly. I hope this is one that I will look at daily. Sat, 30 Jan 2010 15:22:52 EST If I'm posting here, I must be new I'm really only kind of new. I joined SparkPeople a couple of weeks ago, but picked up the book yestderday and now I get it! I need to lose about 50 pounds. I'm down 20 pounds from an earlier Weight Watcher experience. <BR> <em>249</em> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:47:34 EST New to the group Hi, everyone. New here and just learning my way around. I'm so glad to have found this site and hope it gives me the motivation I need to reach my goal. I look forward to meeting new friends here and sharing this journey. I don't expect it to be an easy one, but know that having the support of others will make the difference. <em>249</em> Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:03:58 EST Sparkpeople Official Spark Your Body Bootcamp Hi! Thanks for joining this challenge through the 50s+ Weightloss Challenge Team. Let us know how you are doing with each day's activity. I know I do better when I'm getting and giving support. <BR> <BR> Let's go team! <em>104</em> Sun, 3 Jan 2010 07:07:57 EST new me Hi. I been over weight for some times have lose weight than put it back on I not actived any more so that doesn't help to lose weight. I don't like to excercise but have been doing the Wii Fit and it ok. I am a grand mother of 3. Love to read I join spark as it look like a nice place to get help and it free . Thu, 31 Dec 2009 12:38:49 EST It's a Boy! Grandson (my first grandchild), Conner Julian (the middle name is for my mother, Julia), arrived Saturday at 5:01 pm...while I was still on the highway heading to OK - 3 hours after my daughter arrived at the hospital!!! <em>251</em> <BR> <BR> Both mom and child are doing great! The nurses were impressed with how well Amber did and she'll either come home Sunday afternoon or Monday, after they circumcise the baby and run the usual tests to make sure everything is as should be. <BR> ... Sun, 20 Dec 2009 01:40:03 EST I'm new. Hi, <BR> I'm 45 years old, 6' and need to loose at least 50 lbs. Hoping to motivate others and be motivated. <BR> <BR> Mark <em>41</em> Sun, 13 Dec 2009 18:37:31 EST EAT WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE FOR DECEMBER The thing that I have trouble with is staying within my calorie range. Drinking water is no problem for me, eating fruits and veggies is no problem, even exercise is doable. What I really need to do is to stay within that range <BR> <BR> So, I want to start a streak! Anyone with me? Let'sd see what we can do during the month of December.. <BR> <BR> Join in! <BR> Fri, 4 Dec 2009 12:28:01 EST LOSE ___ POUNDS IN DECEMBER Here is another problem, we have mostly survived turkey day but now for most all of us more holidays are approaching!!! <BR> <BR> We NEED TO BAND TOGETHER! We can beat back the onslaught of expanding belts if we stick together! <BR> <BR> Lets go for losing (you choose the amount) pounds this month and stick it to those fattening holiday dinners! <BR> <BR> Record your progress on the LOSE _____ POUNDS discussion thread. I'll start it so we will all be using the same format... Fri, 4 Dec 2009 12:21:27 EST DECEMBER WORKOUT MINUTES CHALLENGE Here is our new workout minutes challenge for December. For any new challenge <BR> members we have been setting a monthly workout minutes goal and posting as <BR> follows: <BR> <BR> goal minutes/today's minutes/minutes left until goal <BR> <BR> I will keep my goal at 1380 this month-and do my best to make that. This is a tough time for most of us so hopefully these workouts will keep us moving in the right direction for the arrival of the New Year!!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Dec 2009 14:27:18 EST DECEMBER CHALLENGES Hi! <BR> Here is the place to tell us which challenge(s) you have chosen for this month. <BR> <BR> As for me, I'm going with the STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE challenge. Wish me luck! Tue, 1 Dec 2009 08:50:35 EST Just Joined and excited to loose with this team! Hi, I'm Candy and I just joined because I saw my friend, Connie is one of your leaders! I need some fresh stimulation in my quest for a better lifestyle and I think this team can help me obtain my goals! <BR> <BR> I'm almost 52 yrs old, been married for almost 28 yrs. We have 8 children, in which 3 are still living at home. I have one grandchild, a little girl that just turned 1 yrs old! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all better! Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:01:26 EST Down some more I just had to tell someone here, so I'll tell everyone! I'm down a total of 20 pounds. That's since the start of August! I was in such a terrible mood, husband just is an idiot, but this just cheered me up considerably. I must be doing something right even though I had those graham crackers last night. They may sneak up on me later this week. <BR> <BR> I am just so happy to be under 170 pounds! The last 5 were really hard for me. I've kept up the exercise 6 days a week though and it h... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 14:06:50 EST Posted in error... Posted in error... Fri, 18 Sep 2009 04:35:14 EST Hi I am new to the team. A bit about me, I have been overweight for probably 15 years. My son and daughter in law are expecting my first grandchild in January. In February we are going on a cruise with 10 couples. To top that off, I expect my daughter to get married next year also. With these events, I do not want to be fat in pictures. I have got to have something give me a good swift kick to get started. I am hoping by joining a team, there will be motivation from members. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Sun, 30 Aug 2009 05:40:49 EST New to the team Hi, <BR> I turned 50 on July 29 and decided it's about time to move from the 40 something's team to my own age bracket. I joined Spark people 5-23-09 and have lost 24 lbs so far, met 1st goal and need to lose <BR> 16 lbs by 9-29 to meet 2nd goal,... the pressure is on! I have several goals to meet to lose a total of <BR> 100 lbs so I need all the support I can get. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 22:18:24 EST Hello - new to team I am from California, 56 with 2 beautiful granddaughters. I joined SparkPeople because nothing I was doing was working. I would start and stop diets and exercise. I find that tracking my nutrition is helping me get a handle on my calorie intake. Tracking my fitness helps me stay on track. I have 50 pounds to lose and I'd like to be at least 1/2 way to my goal by the beginning of 2010. Sat, 8 Aug 2009 13:09:21 EST Back on track I was going gung ho on SP until June. Then wedding preparations for my son's wedding took over and since the wedding, I've been exhausted and couldn't make myself get on the computer. Well, I'm back and ready to jump back into fitness and weight loss for my second goal. <BR> <BR> I'm Denise and I'll be celebrating my 29th wedding anniversary the end of August. I'd love to have more weight off and be at least 10 more pounds closer to my goal. I'm back on track now and motivated again. I'd l... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 17:51:02 EST PALM PDA Hand Held Computer! Hello everyone, hope all is well. Does anyone have a Palm PDA. I am on the go again and do not want to carry around my Laptop? <BR> If so what is the best choices I have & can I used it to log my meals with SparkPeople? Tue, 7 Jul 2009 04:36:29 EST Hi, I'm a new member Hi, I am off to a good start. Each day I am learning more about this site and I am impressed! What a great support system. I joined SparkPeople for extra support to reach my goal of losing 39 pounds to put me into the healthy BMI zone. I am a mother of three sons, a new grandmother of a baby girl and a kindergarten teacher... I just finished my 30th year of teaching. I look forward to participating in the message board forums and with my teams. Thanks for all of the support that I have recei... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 15:19:07 EST 2 New features on Weighing in and Dining out <BR> Hi everyone, we launched 2 new features today that we think you will like! <BR> <BR> Enhanced Weigh-In and Measurements Page <BR> While many of our members look a lot at the scale to measure their progress, many also like to watch their progress in other ways such as energy level, body measurements, or fitness levels. We have set up a number of other types of things you can track, with information on how to track and levels to try to reach. In addition, we have made it so that for some... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 04:03:49 EST I'm feeling great! I'm back from a 4 day camping trip followed by my niece's high school graduation party where I succumbed to temptation ... and that's another story). <BR> <BR> What's making me feel so good today is the reaction of people I haven't seen in a few years to my new appearance. One woman, whom I haven't seen in about three years, stopped to speak to me and told me how good I looked and what was so different about me. Was it my hair? Was it longer? No, my hair is the same but I lost some weight... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 09:29:20 EST Fantastic new look and features on recipes SparkRecipes Has a Fresh New Look AND New Features! <BR> Thursday, June 18, 2009 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We're excited to launch a BIG update to today! There are two main aspects of this update: <BR> <BR> 1. A new overall design <BR> Since we launched SparkRecipes, the number of recipes members have shared has really exploded! We wanted to make the design cleaner and more organized so the site is easier for everyone to use. <BR> <BR> * We added our "Advanced Search" ... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:37:05 EST New Feature on Spark, please read Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Based on member feedback, we've made it so that you can now reset the articles you’ve read more than 6 months ago. To reset articles, you can go to Account/Email Preferences ( <BR> ence.asp) from your MyStart page, and scroll down on the Account tab to the Reset Articles section of the page. Click the Reset Articles button, agree to reset, and voila! You can now read the articles again and get more SparkPoints. Again, this will ... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:48:33 EST Team Leader Dedication Day I dedicate today to LADYINFLORIDA, CONNIECOOLCHICK and WALKING2LOSE for the Great Job they are doing with the 50s+ WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE TEAM. <BR> Please congratulate them on a job well done. <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> Angie Fri, 5 Jun 2009 07:20:10 EST Hello! I am new to Sparkpeople- hello. I am hoping to learn and be inspired by everyone on our team to lose 50lbs. Sun, 31 May 2009 22:24:42 EST JUNE SPARK PEOPLE SLEEP CHALLENGE How many of us regularly get enough sleep <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> But we know how much better we feel when we do <em>102</em> So, if you want to try out this challenge and discuss your progress, you can do that on this thread. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to hearing from you! <BR> <BR> connie <BR> <BR> P.S. You can access the challenge at <link> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=11688x32498<BR>x25876595 </link> </link> Sun, 31 May 2009 20:28:19 EST WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO BREAK PLATEAU? I go through a plateau once a month. Cutting back on my calories and carbs for a few days breaks my plateau. Sat, 30 May 2009 05:35:01 EST Looking for support and challenge Hi, I needed to join a new team to see if I could get back my motivation. This past month was hard as I couldn't get on SP but a few times b/c I just didn't have the time. I've lost my motivation and need a pick me up! I'm 51 yrs old and have lost 30 lbs with SP so far with still another 35 more lbs to loose! <BR> Looking forward to loosing the rest and gaining friendships in the process! <BR> Ruth Tue, 26 May 2009 17:42:13 EST Hello from Ohio Hi my name is Suzanne and I am glad to have found a group of people my age that are also challenged to lose weight. Thanks for welcoming me! Mon, 25 May 2009 15:36:37 EST Hi from Long Island, NY I tried starting this "diet" last week and had a terrible week. But today I feel empowered and am starting all over again. Just wanted to introduce myself to you all. I promise to do better this week <em>30</em> Sun, 24 May 2009 12:07:57 EST Memorial Day Weekend Activities! Hello All, <BR> This is a long Weekend for many of us and the beginning of the Summer. What activities are you invited to or hosting? Please whatever it is have a safe and bless one. <BR> Remember all the service men & women who died to service us all. <BR> <em>298</em> <BR> <em>652</em> Fri, 22 May 2009 12:21:11 EST Howdy from Texas Hi everybody, <BR> <BR> This is my first day on the site and I'm trying to make the best of it. I have weighed and measured, posted some pics on my profile page, printed out the motivation page. I'll be 60 in September but don't look it or feel it. I have 80 pounds to lose and can't seem to get motivated to do what I need to do. <BR> <BR> I live in New Braunfels (between San Antonio & Austin) in a lovely subdivision of five acre tracts. We have woods, caves, an area I call "the forest prime... Thu, 21 May 2009 12:30:14 EST Howdy from Texas Hi everybody, <BR> <BR> This is my first day on the site and I'm trying to make the best of it. I have weighed and measured, posted some pics on my profile page, printed out the motivation page. I'll be 60 in September but don't look it or feel it. I have 80 pounds to lose and can't seem to get motivated to do what I need to do. <BR> <BR> I live in New Braunfels (between San Antonio & Austin) in a lovely subdivision of five acre tracts. We have woods, caves, an area I call "the forest prime... Thu, 21 May 2009 12:30:04 EST New Look to your Spark Page New and Improved Design on SparkPages <BR> Wednesday, May 20, 2009 <BR> <BR> Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to let you know about a new and improved SparkPage design that we launched today. SparkPages hold so much information that we wanted to make it easier to navigate a person's SparkPage and find exactly what you're looking for. The overall design is the same, but we've cleaned up the look of SparkPages and added some great new functionality, too. Here are some of the highlights of th... Wed, 20 May 2009 10:48:52 EST I LOVE YOU DAY! Hello Everyone, <BR> Yesterday at my weekly ladies get together, the topic was "I love you" We are so busy in our daily lives that we don't have time to let the important people in our lives know how we feel about them. <BR> So today take a second to let them know how much you love them. Those three little words mean so much. <BR> Have a great weekend. <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 15 May 2009 10:18:40 EST Hi I am new to the group Hi everyone my name is Paula and I just turned 50 on April 22.I am from Effingham Illinois. Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:31:06 EST Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Challenge Starting Sunday, May 3, Coach Nicole is starting a new 28-day challenge. To find out all about it, go to this link: <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1328 </link> Thu, 30 Apr 2009 06:10:18 EST New feature on Spark, comment on photo's Has everyone seen the new feature here on Spark? If you go to someone's photo gallery, you can now comment on their photo's if you want to. Just click on the photo you choose as usual to enlarge it and then scroll down the photo and add your comment Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:50:08 EST CARDIO DANCE FUN FRI DAY!! Hello All <BR> Get up! tune to your favorite dance music & & <BR> Step to the left <BR> Step to the right <BR> Step left foot to the front & Right foot to the back <BR> Turn around and clap your hands.(you don't have to turn around just stepping gives you a great fun work out) <BR> Lets see how may times we can do this while dancing to our favorite dance music. Have fun, do at your own pace, grab a partner, your kids. JUST HAVE FUN! <BR> and don't forget to log your dancing Min's. <BR> <em>2... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 05:49:24 EST Hi from Indiana I turned 50 almost a month ago and have a lot of weight to lose. I need all the help I can get and figured this was probably the wisest Spark Team I could join. My son is getting married this summer and I need to make a big dent in my goals. Walking is helping tremendously. It's nice to meet you! <BR> Denise Thu, 23 Apr 2009 20:48:49 EST New from Tennessee... Hi there, I'm new from Tennessee...I've been at this weight loss thing, this time, since January..I've lost 13lbs. since then plus 8 that I gained and re-lost..SparkPeople's weight loss stories have helped me to stay motivated this time...I want to lose another 10lbs. by July, thats my new short term goal.. <em>68</em> Sun, 19 Apr 2009 17:21:55 EST FRIDAY'S SHARE YOUR BEST QUOTE DAY! "Practice does not make perfect, only perfect practice makes perfect" <BR> Vince Lombardi <BR> <em>250</em> <em>250</em> Fri, 17 Apr 2009 08:36:55 EST BEAN (Benefits of Exericise Activity Nutrition) more energy! Mon, 13 Apr 2009 23:26:20 EST postive thoughts! You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams. <BR> <em>220</em> Wed, 8 Apr 2009 21:07:40 EST Excess skin problem Hi, <BR> I have nearly lost 100 lbs in just under 11 months (99lbs in 47wks) & I have a great deal of loose skin on my upper arms & my belly, and a little on my thighs. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Has anyone else experienced this? <BR> <BR> Does anyone know of anything that can reduce the amount of excess skin other than surgery, which I cannot afford? <BR> <BR> Although I have more loose skin on my belly, my arms bother me more because it means I can't wear short-sleeved or sleeveless to... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 14:22:01 EST WHERE TO GO TO GET HELP Go to community, then to message boards, scroll down and you will find a place that says "Get Help Here". I asked a question about my treadmill here and one of the coaches answered me personally and helped clear up my problem. <em>224</em> Sat, 28 Mar 2009 07:46:37 EST Have a great Friday Team "When things go wrong, don't go with them" <BR> Elvis Presley Fri, 27 Mar 2009 07:17:49 EST How's it going for you? I sent you all a sparkmail as we are a quarter of the way through the year..yes really we are!! <BR> <BR> My journey hasn't started so well this year, but is starting to improve. I have lost this week, weigh in tomorrow (Friday). On April 12th it will be my one year Spark anniversary, so far I have lost 14lbs (lost more but put it on). I would like to get to 20lbs by my anniversary. <BR> How have you done this year, and what would you like to improve? <BR> <BR> hugs <BR> sue Thu, 26 Mar 2009 07:41:20 EST hi anyone in nc <em>213</em> hi every one I am new and hope to get motivated on my weight loss anyone from nc Wed, 25 Mar 2009 23:19:16 EST Happy 1st Day of Spring Team! "A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her." David Brinkley <BR> <em>243</em> Team have a Great Weekend. Fri, 20 Mar 2009 07:40:46 EST 21 Day Fitness Habit I presented this challenge on the community message board challenges <link><BR>oard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=14300901 </link> but wanted to offer it to my teams directly as well. <BR> <BR> Many experts assert that it takes 21 days for something to become a habit. That is the amount of time it takes the conscious mind to imprint the thought into the subconscious mind making it a habit. My own assertion is that we can make our diet/fitness a habit by findin... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:45:43 EST Track Your Walk or Run Right here on Spark Great new feature that lets you track your walk or run (anywhere in the world)let's you plot the distance, cals used and everything <BR> Check out the link to the blog <BR> It is under Healthy Lifestyle at the top of your page, click on Fitness and then down to map my fitness (fitness maps) <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=SPARKGUY_SPTEAM#comments </link> </link> Wed, 18 Mar 2009 05:17:05 EST hello, to everyone! Hi, my name's Sydney or "Miss Jiggly" in honor of my wigglin' and jigglin' my way to skinny! <BR> <BR> I'm from the beautiful city in the heart of the South, the crossroads to everywhere.... Atlanta. You can't fly much of anywhere without coming through my fair city! <BR> <BR> Due to the 1996 Olymics, my once sleepy southern town has become quite a megaplex. I think the last I checked we were around 6 million. far cry from the city I moved to fresh out of college. <BR> <BR> I met and ... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 20:08:47 EST fFRIDAYS'S QUOTE.. "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all". <BR> Dale Carnegie <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_____________ <BR> <em>242</em> to all who lost weight and to those who made the effort. Fri, 6 Mar 2009 06:13:04 EST MAKE TODAY ALL ABOUT YOU A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. <BR> <em>403</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2009 04:56:49 EST Hello everyone! Well, officially I am still in my 40's but only for one week! I don't want to live in denial (or do I? lol)and join a 40's team so here I am, facing reality! <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Feb 2009 14:40:32 EST Incredible Video Check this out! It's amazing!! <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 18 Feb 2009 00:12:42 EST Do Your Best "Waiting is a trap.There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reason and results and reasons simply don't count." Have a great week team. <BR> <BR> <em>285</em> Tue, 17 Feb 2009 04:25:37 EST Be Positive Say something good about yourself. Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:24:52 EST One week new Hi I'm Julie from East Tennessee and am new to Sp but I just love it I have already lost 7# and am still in the running. I am 57 and wanted to be able to discuss issues of weight loss of the 50 and over group as they are very different from the youngin's. Also to just be able to talk about other things in general. Hope to hear from you all. Sun, 15 Feb 2009 15:05:36 EST Sad News My husband passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 4th. His funeral will be this coming Wednesday. I know I haven't been around in a very long time, but my time and energy has been focused on taking care of him. I will eventually get back on my weight loss plan. I know I need to do that for me and it is something that I know he would want me to do. He was so proud of me and how great I was doing. Right now, though, I need to grieve and start to heal from the loss of the love of my life. <BR> <BR> Lor... Sat, 7 Feb 2009 22:05:02 EST STARTING OVER AGAIN Hello Al <BR> I am starting over again, so far so good, I am eating more fruits and vegetables. Your supports and hints are all welcome. <em>213</em> Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:58:54 EST I'm 53 today, from Illinois and am new here. Hi! My name is Nancy and I am from the Streamwood/Schaumburg area of Illinois. I'm a 52 year old mom of 3 grown children and nana to 5 grandkids. I am new to SP but not new to weight loss efforts. In 2002 I lost 85 lbs doing Weight Watchers. My daughter and SIL took me on a cruise and persuaded me to go off plan for a week. I was about at goal and I didn't think a week off plan would do me any harm. Boy was I wrong! Since I only gained about 4 pounds from a week of eating whatever I wanted I ... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 09:50:32 EST Hi from Michigan Hi to you all!! I am a 62 year old retiree, and I live near Marne (thus the name). During the past years, I have gained a lot of weight due to caring for sick parents, quitting smoking, and two hip replacements. In Nov of 2008, I got sick of myself and decided to do something about it. At the present time, I am attending Victory Weight Loss Clinic and am fasting. Soon I will be on real food, and I have lost about 30 pounds. I felt I needed this boost because 90 pounds seemed insurmountab... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 07:01:20 EST New member -hello Hi to all- I am new to sparks people and so far signing up for my nutritional and fitness goals. <BR> I love it so far! So much good info. <BR> I am a working Mom of two boys- college and high school-need I say more? <BR> I work long hours as a provider in a primary care office. I give advice to my patients on diet and exercise that I need to take myself but do not have the time to do. <BR> I am overweight and need to work out more <BR> I have short term goals instead of the overwhelming go... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:17:12 EST Exercise 30 minutes or More, 5 Days a Week 1/12/09--hiked 60 min. <BR> 1/13/09--hiked 42 min. <em>182</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:40:49 EST I need a buddy who is serious about getting fit... I am interested in finding a buddy who is interested in getting fit and dropping a couple of pounds. I am finding it more difficult to remain motivated. I was hoping to find a few others who are having the same problem. I am not a huge exercise hound, but do feel it is important at our age to stay active in order to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood/sugar levels.... <BR> <BR> Anyone with me on this? I am currently walking at least 10 miles per week, but would like to do more. ... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 12:55:36 EST How I am feeling right now <em>24</em> Sat, 20 Dec 2008 20:04:14 EST NEW YOU Bootcamp Challenge Here is a note from Coach Niclole about a Bootcamp Challenge she is starting on January 4! <BR> <BR> "I'm very excited to tell you about SparkPeople's New YOU Bootcamp, which runs from January 4-31, 2009. This brand new Bootcamp Challenge and Contest is very much like last spring's Swimsuit Bootcamp. By joining the new SparkTeam, you'll get daily challenges, 7 NEW Bootcamp workout videos to follow, weekly prizes, support, and a chance to win big prizes! What better way to make your New Year ... Mon, 15 Dec 2008 14:54:46 EST Hello Just wanted to say hello new to this team. Nancy Tue, 2 Dec 2008 10:06:03 EST Thankful 4U i will be off the computer for a week. I have a friend coming in from California, so i'm taking some vacation time. I will not be off my diet. <BR> <BR> Anyways i want to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving. I have so much to be Thankful for, God Bless all of you, I'm Thankful for you. <BR> <BR> Debbie <BR> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 18:00:20 EST CALCIUM CHALLENGE <em>194</em> Are we getting enough calcium everyday? It's no news to you how important calcium and vitamin D are to bone strength, especially as our bodies age. Here are some general calcium guidelines from Spark People: <BR> "MAJOR MINERALS: CALCIUM <BR> <em>48</em> FUNCTIONS: Calcium is present in the body in greater amounts that any other mineral. Calcium builds strong bones in both length and density and is vital to the formation of teeth. There is about 2 - 3 pounds of calcium in the... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 10:00:19 EST hello all I joined yesterday after finding SP. After gaining and losing the same 15 lbs several times, I was stuck. Hopefully this community will give me the boost that I need. Tue, 18 Nov 2008 20:35:42 EST New Brain Games This was taken from Sparkguy's Blog: <BR> Physical exercise, good nutrition, social connection, and mental stimulation all help ensure that your brain remains sharp and agile, no matter what your age. We've partnered with Happy Neuron to bring you 5 interactive games that you can play here at SparkPeople to help keep your mind sharp! As incentive, you can earn 3 SparkPoints (max 3 points/day) for playing a Brain Game—just look for the "Get SparkPoints" button below the game screen when you've... Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:21:52 EST New to the Team Hi everyone! My name is Lorie and I'm 52. I've been married for 26 years and have a 23 year old son. We also are owned by eight kitties. <BR> <BR> I started my weight loss journey before finding SP. My starting weight was 321.2 lbs and I'm now down to 291.8 lbs. I just started this week at the fitness center in our town and will be going there again today. I would like to get down to 130 lbs, but rather than focus on a far off goal, I've divided my weight loss into short goals. Right now, I... Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:42:04 EST Thanksgiving Holiday Quiz I just took the Thanksgiving <em>53</em> Holiday Calorie Quiz. It's featured on your Start Page. <BR> Anyway, I thought I did really well; was even hoping that I might have answered all correctly. Not! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Give it a try, and let me know how you did. <link><BR>_questions.asp?quizid=38 </link> <BR> <BR> connie <BR> P.S. The answer page also contains charts of favorite Thanksgiving foods and their calorie content. I'm going to sn... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 06:40:41 EST Waving hello! Hello all <BR> I am starting my third week on SP and thought I would look around for a new forum - and here you all are! <BR> <BR> I am a vintage 1952, have two grown children and expect to be a gram for the first time in June. My household consists of me, my husband of 36 years and my two cats. I am a jewelry designer and teacher of jewelry making classes. <BR> <BR> Sadly, I have been carrying all this weight around for over 20 years, doing as you all have no doubt done and jumping from ... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 11:04:51 EST Whey Protein Powder? Is anyone using this, and if so, how? I keep reading how it's supposed to be good for you, so I went to the store to buy some. Once there, I decided to wait due to all the different flavors, etc. they had. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? Sat, 8 Nov 2008 09:48:44 EST Spark People's Walking Guide I'm happy announce that SparkPeople's Walking Guide just launched today! It's packed full of articles, workouts, SparkTeams, and inspiring success stories of members who reached their health and fitness goals by putting one foot in front of the other! <BR> <BR> We believe that walking is an ideal form of exercise. It's an inexpensive workout option that nearly everyone can do, without any special equipment. In SparkPeople's Walking Guide, you'll find everything you need to start a walking pr... Sat, 8 Nov 2008 05:52:38 EST How do YOU plan to survive the holidays? Ideas? Any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions on how to survive the upcoming food fest that is always this time of year? Let's hear from everyone - your thoughts, fears, and ideas to help each other get through this tough time for diets. <BR> <BR> I know that I am trying to make healthier recipes for Thanksgiving for the dishes I'm doing; my dil challenged us to try to lighten up the dinner, as she and ds are on Weight Watchers, as is our other dil. She also sent the WW site that had some suggestions ... Fri, 7 Nov 2008 14:27:37 EST FIBER CHALLENGE Research indicates that we need to consume at least 30 grams of fiber every day. <BR> If you are not currently eating that much fiber daily, bur want to increase, add grams of fiber gradually to your diet. <BR> Check out <link><BR>e_experts.asp?q=37 </link> for more information on fiber in your diet. Mon, 3 Nov 2008 16:07:25 EST I'm 50 on Thanksgiving! Do you think God is showing me His sense of humor? <BR> <BR> I'm in menopause and need to lose about 10 lbs. I'm also going in for a biopsy tomorrow morning for a lump found in my underarm. Not sure how I feel about it right now. <BR> <BR> I just treated myself by getting a WiiFit and really enjoy it. Hoping it will help with the weight and maybe get out a little stress. <BR> <BR> Hope you don't mind if I join your group. <BR> <BR> Kris Sun, 2 Nov 2008 10:29:02 EST Let's welcome a new co-leader for our team! Hey y'all - I want to formally introduce Sue (SUSIECANDOIT) as our new co-leader. She is a lovely lady from England, whom I met in person when we went over there in early Oct. She is enthusiastic, supportive, and a lot of fun. I think our team can only be enhanced by her leadership. So welcome, Sue, to the leadership staff - and thank you for stepping up to the plate for us! <BR> <BR> Also, Judith (JJMONKS)has offered her help to Sue and Connie; she is already a leader on another team, as is... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 15:34:42 EST Who can help with leadership for our team? Hey y'all: <BR> Unfortunately I am having more health issues right now, and am not able to be online as much as I'd like. Connie is a wonderful co-leader, but doesn't want to do it all herself, and shouldn't. Would someone be kind enough to step up to the plate and be a co-leader? It's not hard - just takes a little time, and the desire to help others in the same position as you - desiring to lose weight and be healthy. Any volunteers? We can certainly have more than one more, if there is mor... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:41:30 EST INSIGHT SCHOOL <em>149</em> I HAVING BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS POSTING OR SIGNING OFF FROM SPARKS PEOPLE SINCE THE SPONSORS FOR INSIGHT SCHOOL APPEAR ON MY COMPUTER. I AM NOT SURE IF ANYONE ELSE HAS THE SAME PROBLEM. PLEASE LET ME KNOW BECAUSE, I STILL CAN'T LOG OUT AND I DID NOT CHECK OFF THE BOX TO KEEP BE SIGNED IN. THANKS HOPTOIT7 <em>172</em> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:45:27 EST Regarding forwards and chain emails I gather there's another "get to know you" quiz being forwarded on Sparkmail. This is not permitted; see Coach Dean's info below: <BR> <BR> We are having more problems with these chain mailings lately. They are bothering a lot of members--especially when people use the "Reply All" button to ask that they be taken off the mailing list (and often include some pretty nasty comments). <BR> <BR> Both Coach Jen and I have sent notes to members whose names appear on the mailing list when we see o... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 12:54:03 EST PeQua Hello, my name is PeQua, given to me by my granddaughter. I have not blogged before and I am hoping it helps me to stay focused. I am ready to make another stab at getting myself into a healthier state. I'd like to do it before I have medical issues. Sun, 19 Oct 2008 16:17:28 EST Holiday Challenge The holidays are fast approaching, including Halloween, which is always a challenge for those of us who love sweets. So let's start with that: <BR> The challenge is to at least keep your weight from climbing, or lose weight over the next month; let's say until Nov 18. Then we'll start a Thanksgiving challenge. <BR> Who's in? <BR> <em>275</em> <em>147</em> <em>230</em> Sat, 18 Oct 2008 11:13:17 EST BASEBALL POSTSEASON ARE THERE ANY BASEBALL FANS ON THE TEAM? <em>300</em> <BR> <BR> If so,which is your favorite team <em>38</em> <BR> Which team is your pick for the American League Champions <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Who will win the World Series: NL or AL <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Feel free to share any comments on MLB and/or the post-season... <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> connie <BR> a frustrated but whole-hearted Baltimore Orioles Fan Thu, 16 Oct 2008 06:37:54 EST Regarding Spark email problems From Spark expert Dave: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> We believe that all of our SparkPeople emails should be back to normal. We know that since Monday some people have not received newsletters, and some people have not received notifications for things like message board replies. <BR> <BR> If you have not been receiving notification emails, we recommend that you resubscribe to any message boards or SparkPage blogs that you were subscribed of interest. These subscriptions rely on you ... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:34:36 EST Teammates: we need your help! Ok teammates - a new team member sent me an email with some problems she's facing. I know our great team will come up with suggestions for her! Here's her email to me: <BR> <BR> ---------- WEAVCATS wrote: ---------- <BR> Thanks. Getting started is a challenge. I walk 50 minutes M-F but find it hard to fit in strength exercises. Meal planning is difficult also since my husband works 12 hour shifts and we don't get to eat meals at the same time. Cooking for both of us is a challenge. The m... Sat, 11 Oct 2008 14:38:03 EST Hi, I'm New (Again)! Hello all, <BR> <BR> Well, I'm a restarter from last April. I've been logging in my food for the past 4 days and have done quite well. I hope to stick with the plan by coming in and tracking my food and exercise. <BR> <BR> I KNOW I'll need support! <BR> <BR> Happy to be here! <BR> <BR> Crystal Fri, 10 Oct 2008 22:26:38 EST New Spark Information Sorry, team, that this is a little late; we got back from London at 11 PM last night! But thought it might be useful anyway: <BR> <BR> From SparkGuy's Blog: <BR> This Monday (October 6, 2008), we are launching a new weekly email newsletter that will summarize what happened in your SparkTeams during the previous week, such as message board discussions, new members, and Team goal updates. This will be an easy way for you to stay up to speed with what’s happening in your Team—especially if you... Wed, 8 Oct 2008 17:22:33 EST JUST SAYING HI <em>213</em> Its been awhile since I posted. I've been sick for three weeks,but doing better. So I just wanted to welcome all our new members and say hi. Have a great week. HOPTOIT7 <em>172</em> Wed, 1 Oct 2008 17:26:55 EST A-Z Shopping Spree I borrowed this idea from another team I'm on! Let's go on a shopping spree. Items can be anything from any kind of store. I'll start with A and the next player will name something starting with B and so on - let's see how long we can shop! <BR> <BR> A - Angora sweater Sun, 28 Sep 2008 17:49:25 EST Thoughts to share I thought perhaps we could share some nice thoughts, quotes, poems, or motivational sayings or ideas. <BR> <BR> Here's a lovely quote to honor the beginning of fall: <BR> <BR> "How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days." <BR> -John Burroughs Sun, 28 Sep 2008 15:12:52 EST Michigan Weather. ....Hard to get out and exercise Hi everyone! <em>213</em> I'm new!!! Michigan weather is very unpredictable. Winter is coming and it's hard to schedule an exercise routine. I love bicycling and walking. The area I live in has several walking and bike paths so I'm enjoying the changing fall leaves ...but as the snow and sloppy icy weather arrives it will be harder to keep motivated. I need some help. <em>303</em> Thu, 18 Sep 2008 18:59:41 EST new to the neighborhood Hi all <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a 53 year old icu nurse who is married with one son in his twenties. I weigh 165lb and need to get the weight off because my cholesterol is too high. I need not to do stress eating and looking for alternatives. Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:02:18 EST NEW MEMBERS <em>199</em> TO ALL OUR NEW MEMEBERS.HOPTOIT7 <em>172</em> Thu, 11 Sep 2008 21:43:07 EST WELCOME <em>235</em> TO ALL OUR NEW MEMBERS IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. TRY TO JOIN OUR TEAMS AND IF YOU NEED HELP WITH ANYTHING JUST POST AND WE WILL TRY TO HELP YOU. GOOD LUCK IN YOUR JOURNEY. HOPTOIT7 <em>172</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2008 20:42:02 EST New and wanting to say hi! Hello to all here! <BR> <BR> I'm Deb and I'm a 51-year-old widowed mom of three. Two of my kids are up and out of the nest and my youngest is 12 years old. I have been sedentary for quite some time but I used to be active as a teenager and young adult. Anyway, I decided that I wanted to get back into shape so I am walking and doing strength training to do so. I was so sore when I first started---I could not even walk for one-half of a block when I first started! Now, after about four weeks, ... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 23:11:45 EST New step challenge Hey ya'll! America On The Move is starting a new step challenge in Sept. I did the one last year with a couple of other Spark gals - it was interesting! <BR> Check out the link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>J3PJKuG/b.2617559/?tr=y&auid=3925309 </link> Sat, 23 Aug 2008 17:28:34 EST New to group and want to say Hi New to this group and want to say hi. I am looking for the challenges and additional motivation to meet my goals. Hope this team will help Mon, 18 Aug 2008 20:29:59 EST Hooray for Do-Overs! Hello Everyone! <BR> I am so determined to make this do-over a success! I know I will get it right this time! <BR> I live on Long Island in New York. I teach deaf and deaf multi-handicapped children. I have been teaching for 25 years. <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know all of you. <BR> We will do this! We will achieve our goals! <BR> Caryn Sun, 17 Aug 2008 08:23:08 EST Hello! I'm new to this group and wanted to say hi. My name's Deb and while I am not new to sparkpeople, I have been seriously ill and I am now feeling alot better. I just started back with my diet/exercise plan and I am looking forward to getting to know others here. <BR> <BR> Deb Sat, 16 Aug 2008 21:09:02 EST New and Eager Hi there everyone! I am a happily married 54 year old homemaker with two grown children and two young grandsons who I just adore. I am eager to join this group and make some new friends along the way ... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 19:14:13 EST Mantras I find that having a mantra is helpful -something to say to myself when I am struggling with choices. I have posted some on my blog. What is your favorite mantra? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1382470 </link> Tue, 5 Aug 2008 15:08:55 EST NEW MEMBER Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Vicki and I'll be 52 in a couple of weeks. I have about 49 lbs to lose but would love to lose a total of about 65 lbs. I can use all the support I can get cause since going into full menopause I have rapidly changing mood swings and one minute I'm up over losing weight and next could care less. But I really need this weight off so hope you'll all keep me focused on losing the weight. Great to be here. <BR> Vicki <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2008 11:16:47 EST A thoughtful gift from my husband. My husband came home from work with a gift for me and what do you think it was; Flowers,no, chocolates,no. A set of dumbells. <BR> You see I have been using 2 cans of baked beans for my workout. What a thoughtful surprise that was. <BR> He is so supportive of my weight loss and this is <BR> the proof. I love him dearly. <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2008 04:03:36 EST Multi Colored Challenge We all know that it's good if we can get 4-5 veggies/fruits daily. As we work on seeing how many we can get or improve what we have been eating....let's try something different. Let's see how many different colors of fruits/veggies that we can get daily. Post here how many veggies/fruits eaten and how many colors. It's up to you if you want to list them individually. <BR> <BR> Come on, let's see what we can do! Mon, 4 Aug 2008 09:39:01 EST WELCOME <em>229</em> to all our new members. Have a great week and good luck. HOPTOIT7 <em>172</em> Sat, 2 Aug 2008 22:24:16 EST A little humor This poem was written by the daughter of a member on my Grandmas on the Lose team: <BR> <BR> A Poem Before Weigh-In <BR> By Tamara Studley <BR> <BR> As I step onto the scale, <BR> I pray, Oh Lord, I'm not a whale. <BR> I've gone to the restroom and blown my nose. <BR> I've shaved my legs down to my toes. <BR> I've plucked and tweezed and cleaned out my ears. <BR> I hope this will help calm my fears. <BR> I've flossed my teeth. I've trimmed my nails. <BR> I've heard that last step r... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 14:05:38 EST Grandma to get healthy for those grandkids I am a 54 year old grandma... looking to get healthy so she doesn't miss anything with her 4 grandkids... <BR> <BR> My youngest daughter left the nest to move to California about a year ago.... and I would also like to make progress so the next time she sees me she sees a more healthy and happier mom... she was always my cheerleader when she lived at home... urging me to do more for myself.... <BR> <BR> This is perfect.... because in doing for others... I WILL do for MYSELF.... <em>252</em>... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 07:47:40 EST Spark site changes and enhancements From SparkGuy's Blog - thought I'd share... <BR> 1) You can now add up to 50 photos to your gallery, up from 25. <BR> <BR> 2) You can now also change the order of your photos. Go to Edit SparkPage, the click Edit My Photo Gallery. You can then put your mouse on any photo to move it around the page, and click Save at the bottom left when you are finished Fri, 25 Jul 2008 15:42:42 EST Let's Celebrat e--Party Let's try to remember each members birthday, anniversary, sp anniversary, etc. <BR> So, stop by their page, send goodies, messages, or post here,etc. and send them best wishes!! <BR> <BR> Let's help them celebrate these special days! <em>236</em> Thu, 24 Jul 2008 07:41:53 EST I was bad today <em>24</em> Today was by son's birthday and he lives in Florida. SO I was sad because he is my baby (27yrs. Old) LOL and when I called him to wish him Happy Birthday he was sick and said mom I wish you were here to have cake with me. So I decided to have some cake and I guess I will be bad again on July 31, because its MY BIRTHDAY. <em>44</em> HOPTOIT7 Mon, 21 Jul 2008 22:41:15 EST fruits and veggies How does a person track the number of fruits and veggies if they make a one dish meal? <BR> <BR> <BR> ...a homemade fresh fruit salad, or <BR> ... a pot of homemade soup with lots of vegetables, or <BR> .. a big tossed salad (like I'm making to go with our roasted chicken) for dinner tonight <BR> <BR> Marie <BR> <BR> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 18:57:04 EST I'm a Grandma today! Isabella Sophia was born at 3:26 this afternoon. she a tiny princess 4pounds 7 ozs. 18 inches long. both mom and baby are good. Fri, 18 Jul 2008 18:07:47 EST Site help for new members New video tutorial of Start page: <BR> For new members on your Team who are having trouble navigating the site, and current ones who are finding some things difficult: This video walks you through the details of the Start page, which might be helpful for those who are struggling. So check it out and pass it along! <BR> <BR> <BR> ion_articles.asp?id=1124 <BR> Tue, 15 Jul 2008 13:30:09 EST staying tbusy I find if I give myself tasks to do before I eat I am not as hungry when I get to. This morning I didn't need to give myself any tasks . They just happened and before I knew it,it was 11:45.I ate special K cereal and yogurt and that was just enough .For snack I had an apple about 3.Now it is dinnertime.I amreally trying to be down a pound or two when I weigh in tomorrow.Cross your fingers for me. Sun, 13 Jul 2008 17:02:34 EST Howdy from Texas! My name is Debbie and I'm so glad that I'm not alone on my weight loss journey. Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:52:16 EST WEEK-END <em>224</em> week-end is finally here. I am going to enjoy this one. weather is beautiful for once. HAVE A GREAT ONE EVERYONE. <em>67</em> HOPTOIT7 Fri, 11 Jul 2008 23:58:11 EST Birthdays & Anniversaries Post here your birthday, wedding anniversary, spark anniversary, etc. Let us help you celebrate! <BR> Thu, 10 Jul 2008 09:59:27 EST What Exercise did you Do today? Post here whatever kind of exercise that you did today and for how long. Mon, 7 Jul 2008 09:25:28 EST Having trouble finding the diet stage setting I can't figure out how to set my SP diet to where I will lose weight. It says under My Content that I'm on Spark5 which is to eat a healthy diet but not to lose weight. Can anyone help me, please? Mon, 7 Jul 2008 09:03:10 EST FALLEN OFF THE WAGON ALL WEEK AND CAN'T GET BACK O bOY HAVE i HIT A LOW.i WAS ALMOST AT A GOAL AND FELL OFF THE WAGON.i HAVE BEEN ROLLING DOWN HILL SINCE.I HAD BERRY COBBLER AND ICECREAM LAST.HELP ME GET BACK ON MY FEET.i AM TRYING TO STAND UP AGAIN AND GET BACK DIETING. Sun, 6 Jul 2008 02:40:59 EST Enjoy your week-end <em>244</em> I hope that everyone had a Happy fourth of July and is recovering now. Well the week-end is here and it gives you more time to play and enjoy your family. So have a good one and keep up the good work. <em>274</em> HOPTOIT7 Sat, 5 Jul 2008 22:25:44 EST Did you have to fight procrastination today? This is a forum to share how you had to overcome lack of interest in Exercise today. <BR> <BR> I had this situation and my family helped me by urging to go to Gym late in the afternoon instead of letting it slide. It was worth it...I ended up have a nice hour long cardio routine that made me feel refreshed. Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:18:35 EST What did you have for Dinner today? 1 Pita bread, <BR> 2 large eggs, <BR> 1 cup Spinach-cooked, <BR> 1 cup Brocolli sauted and <BR> 2 oatmeal cookies Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:13:56 EST Sorry that I've been MIA I want to apologize to all of you as a team, for not being around as much lately, as I have been in the past. I'm sure some of you don't even know who I am, and that I am one of the leaders. Life seems to be getting in the way of Sparkpeople. lol Seriously, for those of you that do know me somewhat...I own and operate a small cattle farm. So, this is definately an extremely busy time of the year for us, with gardens, yards to mow, etc. I'm sure each of you are very busy you know wha... Thu, 19 Jun 2008 17:59:38 EST New info from Sparkpeople about goals Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Based on feedback from members, we have added checkboxes as an option for tracking Team Goals. This should make the tracking of certain goals faster and easier, and also allow you to create goals like "Eat 3 apples, 4 times per week." <BR> <BR> From Coach Jen, Sparkpeople Mon, 16 Jun 2008 22:26:07 EST It's only me Hello there, I have been with sp since April and am in a few teams. However only about 3 post regularly, so I am looking to add to those and leave the others. sometimes mine has been the only post since I last posted. I can talk to myself at home. lol <BR> I noticed a few people on here from my other 'good' teams so thought I'd be okay here. <BR> My name is Sue and I'll be 55 in a couple of days(don't know how that happened),married,2 grown up sons and a grandaughter. <BR> I love it on here a... Sat, 14 Jun 2008 09:54:36 EST 50+ & Newbie to SparkPeople I am a 50+ female trying to lose 30+ pounds - new to SparkPeople - after looking at different teams I decided I would join this one! Tue, 10 Jun 2008 20:32:55 EST Please Read: Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> We've started to have more of a problem recently with "chain" messages. For example, you're asked to send something along to 10 of your friends, and before you know it you're getting this same message (or a similar one) from lots of different people. <BR> <BR> I think a lot of these are very nice, but not everyone wants them. So we're going to ask that people stop forwarding these along- either as SparkMail messages or comments on SparkPages. Please pass the word along... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 11:34:06 EST Monthly goal challenge Ok, it's June and time to decide how to meet the next monthly, or mini, goal! What will you do to meet the June challenge? <BR> For me, it's to lose 10 lbs by the end of the month (or more - I wouldn't be adverse to that lol!). So ready, set, go! <BR> <em>249</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2008 10:49:30 EST Newbie Hi to all. I've just joined Sparks - started a recent journey into better health / lower cholesterol and have been very successful at sticking to my outline of walking and being watchful of my diet. In the last 4 weeks, I have lost 3 lb.,but my main goal is cholesterol. Too much nachos and not enough fruit and veggies!!! Hoping to read some hints and successes at adding these to my daily routine. <BR> Thanks for listening. Thu, 29 May 2008 11:27:49 EST How about being a co-leader? Hey y'all! Nancy (ABETTERME) and I have agreed that a third co-leader would sure be a big help. She's real busy with the farm now and not getting on as much. I'm often busy with the grandbabies and not able to be online as much as I'd like. Plus, we have vacations coming up where I probably won't be online for 4 or 5 days at a time. Would someone like to jump in and help us out? We'd sure appreciate it! Either reply to this message thread or send either Nancy or me a Spark mail if you're inte... Wed, 28 May 2008 12:26:10 EST Motivation for all of us An excellent article: <BR> <BR> A new way to think about losing weight. <BR> <BR> I have to keep telling myself that. It's not. A diet is something you do for a short period of time in order to get a result that doesn't last, and you end up worse off than before. No, no...this is not a diet. <BR> <BR> It is a way of life. A life change. Something different. I think we are often too hard on ourselves. I think we get disappointed in ourselves. We get frustrated because after a lot of hard ... Sun, 25 May 2008 23:32:56 EST Can you help answer this question? Hi, <BR> Rita asked me a question that I'm not sure how to answer. Can any of you Spark friends help? <BR> <BR> Her question - <BR> hi, not sure how to add #s to special goals. Value? Thanks, Rita Thu, 22 May 2008 22:33:37 EST Do a good deed every day! I am including a link to a site for several charities - all you do is click on each of their buttons to help each cause. The charities include world hunger, child literacy, cancer research, the rainforest, animal rescue, and others. There is no cost to you and you will be doing what in my religion (Jewish) is called a Mitzvah - a good deed! <BR> Do it every day! <BR> <link><BR>ive/home.faces </link> Mon, 19 May 2008 17:55:02 EST A weight loss quiz Do you know the basics of successful weight loss well enough to point your teammates in the right direction when they have problems or questions? <BR> <BR> Here's a short quiz you can use to find out. Answer the questions below yourself, then check your answers on the answers below. (No peeking at the answers first!) <BR> <BR> 1. True or False: It’s important not to eat less than 1200 calories per day because doing so will throw your body into “starvation mode” and stall your weight loss.... Fri, 16 May 2008 09:09:02 EST TV Shows (game) How many shows can we come up with that we U S ED to watch that are no longer on mainstream TV? <BR> <BR> This should be fun and jog our memories. No repeats on the shows, if possible. Fri, 9 May 2008 10:22:50 EST Mother's Day What are you doing for your Mother or how do you spend Mother's Day? Or wish was done for you? Thu, 8 May 2008 11:46:27 EST Hello Well, I've actually been on Spark people for quite a while but in the past 6 months, I have failed at losing. I need more support and confidence in myself. I;'m working on it and I think this group can help. I was donw to 220 and now am at 240. Help!!!!!! Wed, 7 May 2008 01:27:41 EST New Team Goals OK, I think we can start with a few things; the first will be the Fruit and Veggie Challenge that's already under way. The second can be (for those who wish to participate and who keep track) a challenge to track your cholesterol and fat intake. The third can be the one-week exercise challenge, to help folks get moving. As we figure out how this works and refine it, I'll post results. Good luck to all! Tue, 22 Apr 2008 14:40:35 EST Team Goals The leaders of SparkPeople have come up with a new feature called Team Goals. <BR> <BR> Team Goals is a new feature to help SparkTeam members work together to accomplish common goals. Basically, the coach will be able to set goals for your Team (both on an individual level and a Team level) and members can choose whether or not they'd like to participate. If they decide to participate, the goal will show up on their Other Goals page for them to track. You'll also see a section for Team Goals... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 08:01:56 EST One Week Exercise Challenge This challenge is only for one week at a time. You can pick one specific exercise that you want to work on for the week (say, walking for 30 minutes for 5 days of the week; or doing a specific number of crunches every day) and post it here. Then come back every day and post what you've done toward that challenge. Who's in? <BR> <em>231</em> <em>217</em> <em>135</em> <em>34</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2008 22:22:57 EST Are you eating after dinner? Be honest! Are you snacking late at night? Or getting up in the middle of the night with the munchies? Here's your chance to confess! Let us know when and what you're eating after dinner is done (I mean later in the evening, not counting some fruit for dessert a half hour after dinner or something like that!). Maybe some of our teammates will have suggestions, support, or be able to commiserate with you.... <BR> <em>56</em> <em>31</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2008 22:19:09 EST Recommitted on loosing weight - california Hello everyone: <BR> I have been on an off with spark people, thinking that I can loose the weight on my own as I did before. Well now that I'm 52 it is getting harder loosing weight. I'm watching my calories, walks every day at lunch time and do yoga three times a week. I'm married and have three step kids and one daughter from my first marriage, all the girls are on their own and the boy is finishing high school. <BR> Have a great night. Thu, 3 Apr 2008 00:03:44 EST Fruit and Veggie Challange See how many fruits and veggies (you can include juice) you can eat each day. The recommended amount in the pyramid is 5 to 7 servings - how close can you get? <BR> <em>210</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> Wed, 2 Apr 2008 17:21:12 EST 10 Things About You...... Tell us 10 things about you. Mon, 31 Mar 2008 18:17:28 EST Newbie Intro Hi Everyone, well I have re-committed myself to getting rid of the extra poundage. In addition to being worried about possible health issues, I've also become totally fed up with being the largest person in my department at work. Everyone else is thin. I really want to succeed this time. I've not always been overweight - I was actually very thin growing up. Unfortunately I am not thin anymore. Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and say that I'm very happy to join this team. <BR> <... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:01:46 EST Fifty and Hefty Hi Everyone! <BR> Got tired of carrying around the extra baggage and being tired all the time, so I finally decided to do something about it! Looking forward to keeping in touch with all of you with common interests and sharing tips and motivation with everyone. This is my fitness kickoff weekend, AND I'm working on a couple of major home improvement projects, so I won't be on to post too often, but will make sure to carve out time to share my progress and share your milestones too. <BR> <... Sat, 29 Mar 2008 06:20:03 EST Gotta Get Moving - Anywhere But the Fridge - lol Hi everyone! I joined a month ago but am just starting to know the site and this is my first post. <BR> <BR> I'm here because I just don't have any energy, and I think it's primarily because I don't exercise and need to establish a healthier eating plan. <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Mar 2008 23:34:27 EST A Pound of Fat This was posted on another of my teams (Grandmas on the Lose) - it's great: <BR> <BR> Hello, do you know me? If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat, and I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. Want to know why? It's because no one ever want to lose me; I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound! <BR> Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds, or fifteen pounds, but never only one. So I just stick around and happly keep you fat. Then I add to myself, ever so slyly,... Wed, 26 Mar 2008 21:54:58 EST HELLO EVERYONE Just want to introduce myself i'm Griffo1 54 years young married to Jackie1235 we have four children all girls and five grandchildren my goal is to reach 147 pounds by december. Mon, 24 Mar 2008 16:18:34 EST Challenge extended to April Fool's Day We're doing so well with the St Patrick's Day challenge that I thought we could extend it to April 1...what do y'all think? I also thought we could list ALL our fruits and veggies for the day, making us more aware of how much we're eating and what... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:10:59 EST What was the last thing that you ate? I thought it would be interesting to find out what the last thing that a person ate and why? <BR> Sun, 16 Mar 2008 22:30:12 EST WELCOME <em>229</em> TO ALL OUR NEW MEMBERS <BR> <BR> HOPING EVERYONE HAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE LIKE I'VE HAD.WE HAVE SEVERAL TEAMS TO HELP WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE. SO GOOD LUCK TO ALL AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK. HOPTOIT7 <em>304</em> Thu, 13 Mar 2008 13:03:12 EST Introduction to the team....Post Here. This is where you tell us a little about yourself. Looking forward to getting to know you. Wed, 5 Mar 2008 13:07:07 EST welcome <em>235</em> to all of our new members. Any questions just ask any of your teams. we will be glad to help. HOPTOIT7 Wed, 5 Mar 2008 12:53:02 EST Description in one word... Game-----I thought this would be a fun way to get to know each other. This is how it works... the next person to come into this post must describe the person below (first one would be me)...the can only use one word to describe that person... if you don't personally know the person, go to their page and read about them to come up with your one word... <BR> <BR> Let's get to know each other and have fun doing it! <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 16:40:54 EST "Me" Time Challenge After reading the posts of members on this team and other teams in general, I realize that we don't take time for ourselves the way we should. If we are so tired and have no "me" time to do whatever we like, or something to relax us, then...we have a tendancy to burn out and want to give up. So, here is our chance to post what you want to,plan to,or did today for ourselves. <BR> <BR> Let's take "me" time! Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:35:11 EST Stop Doing or Cut Back On We all have to-do lists that we do daily/weekly/monthly/yearly. But, what about the things that we would like to stop doing or cut back on time spent doing? It can be health/weight related or anything at all. Post one thing and let's work on NOT doing it or limiting it for whatever time frame that you set. <BR> <BR> Anyone have anything that they want to STOP or cut back time spent doing? Tue, 26 Feb 2008 19:25:12 EST St. Patrick's Day Challenge (Feb. 25-Mar. 17) First of all---thank you for posting replies to the question concerning challenge areas! <BR> <BR> After reading all you posted, it covered a wide range of areas that we could work on. So, the challenge will be muli-area. <BR> <BR> All the following were listed: <BR> total body precentage and inches combined <BR> track what we did for cardio <BR> number of fruits and veggies (5-7) <BR> drinking 8 glasses of water <BR> <BR> Let's see how we can do, by doing the following: <BR> <BR> Eat at ... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:29:56 EST Time to get involved and introduce myself First Name: Gretchen <BR> <BR> Nickname: <BR> <BR> Birthday: 5-23-56 <BR> <BR> Home State/Country: Florida...transplanted Hoosier (Indiana)...still say I am from the Midwest! <BR> <BR> Marital Status: Married <BR> <BR> Number of Siblings: 2--brothers--one older and one younger <BR> <BR> Number of Children (include names and ages): Two girls Heidi - 18 and Shea - 15 <BR> <BR> Pets: 2 dogs --Kira a Siberian Husky and Gabi a Jack Russell/chi mix <BR> <BR> Occupation: Supervisor of... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 22:36:04 EST Procrastination Corner..areas to work on If you are like me, you have one or maybe many areas in your life, where you are constantly putting things off that need done. Here is your chance to post one item(area) at a time that needs work on. And....then..start working on it. Post that area....and then update how you are doing with it from time to time. If you desire to put a time frame to get it done...that is up to you. Let's get those jobs done! <BR> <BR> Who's game? Sun, 24 Feb 2008 10:19:35 EST Easter: I found this interesting this year is: Sunday March 23, 2008 <BR> <BR> As you may know, Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar. Found out a couple of things you might be interested in! Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) but that is pretty rare. <BR> <BR> This y... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 14:51:05 EST NEW TO TEAM SEEN THIS SITE ON A SPARK PAGE LOOKED INTERESTING SO THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE IT A TRY Fri, 22 Feb 2008 02:18:47 EST Need Support? Post here..... There are times when we all need support. Whether with something that we consider rather small or with something bigger. When you are feeling this here. Tell us just as much as you feel comfortable in telling. If nothing else....but, I need support. Or you can tell us in what area that you need it and hopefully we can be here for you and help. Wed, 20 Feb 2008 09:00:27 EST 1-Day:1-Item Challenge ~ Physical Activity Set up your own exercise for the day. Many times we need to focus on a little at a time. This makes it easier and more attainable for those of us that find it harder to do so much at a time or for several days. Plan your own to fit your needs. No competition, just goals for yourself to work toward. <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Feb 2008 10:16:04 EST Hi ~ New Here & From Minnesota Well I'm new here and will need "ALOT" of help as I want to lose 70 pounds. The kids have grown and I live alone. Some days I can do well and eat 3 meals a day & then some days I go with just having a couple of snacks Just as some days I "get moving" and some days I just sit here in front of the computer on my 360 page. So I don't get out much~just a couple of times a month for shopping & there is a little store within eyesight that I go to at times to just walk around and look.(It's in a sma... Wed, 13 Feb 2008 23:46:50 EST 3 things that make me smile We constantly are hearing bad, depressive things on the television, in the newspapers, magazines and on the internet, etc. <BR> <BR> Think it's about time that we try to remember what can make us happy or smile. <BR> <BR> What makes you smile, when you think about it? Wed, 13 Feb 2008 12:04:50 EST WARNING: Beware of Valentines E_Cards! This was on News Max today... <BR> <BR> FBI Internet Alert: Beware Valentine E-Card <BR> <BR> Tuesday, February 12, 2008 1:20 PM <BR> <BR> The FBI released Tuesday a warning for Internet users: <BR> <BR> If you unexpectedly receive a Valentine’s Day e-card, be careful. It may not be from a secret admirer, but instead might contain the Storm Worm virus. <BR> <BR> With the holiday approaching, be on the lookout for spam e-mails spreading the Storm Worm malicious software (malware). Th... Wed, 13 Feb 2008 10:23:38 EST Getting to know you....survey for all members Getting to know you, getting to know all about you... We want to get to know you better! Whether you're brand-new to the group or a seasoned vet, please take a few minutes and fill out this survey! <BR> Copy/paste the following survey and tell us about yourself. <BR> <BR> <BR> First Name: <BR> <BR> Nickname: <BR> <BR> Birthday: <BR> <BR> Home State/Country: <BR> <BR> Marital Status: <BR> <BR> Number of Siblings: <BR> <BR> Number of Children (include names and ages): <BR> <BR>... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 11:05:58 EST Potpourri of info & knowledge for future reference Various information that we can come back to, from time to time. Tue, 12 Feb 2008 09:53:44 EST Hi new to group I'm Kim I joined sp 10 days ago. It's a little overwelming. This looks like a great group. I hope to be a positive addition. <em>213</em> Mon, 11 Feb 2008 23:15:38 EST Game--A-Z Destinations Be interesting to name different cities, states, countries around the world.(using the alphabet) Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:15:16 EST Game---Change the letter I'm sure most know how to play this game. We'll start with a word and change one letter. No add ons, switching around of letters, or anything. Just change a letter. <BR> Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:11:53 EST How Much Water Are You Getting? This is to post our daily intake of water. We are not in competition with each other. This is to show ourseleves, how we are doing. Work toward doing better or maintaining our water. Mon, 11 Feb 2008 16:46:42 EST Game--The Alphabet (Food) Ok, here is the plan. Let's try to get through the alphabet naming foods (healthy ones hopefully). Mon, 11 Feb 2008 16:38:46 EST Weather Happenings..... Seems like we all are having a sometimes strange variety of weather. Post here what's going on in your area, at this time. <BR> Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:03:29 EST Notes & Info From SP and About Sp Articles will be posted here from Sparkpeople about how to get around on this site and the latest updates that we each can use. <BR> <BR> Hope you find them helpful. <BR> Fri, 8 Feb 2008 11:20:33 EST Game--What Do You Think Of In this game, I will say a word...tell me what you think one word...and keep it then the next post says what they think when they see that word...etc... <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Feb 2008 11:03:22 EST Last letter starts the new word........ You know how it's played...Whatever word that has been use the last letter to start a new word. Fri, 8 Feb 2008 10:50:34 EST Health issues..(A Place to Discuss & share info) After reading different posts, I realize that we all have health issues of some kind and of different degress of severity. This is your chance to share and possibly learn how to deal with different issues better. Hopefully, we will each learn things we can do to make it better...or things not to do. Fri, 8 Feb 2008 10:15:43 EST What Book Are You Reading or Would Recommend Thought this would be a good place to find out what each like to read or are reading. Do you have a favorite book or author that you would recommend? Please share and feel free to discuss it here. Fri, 8 Feb 2008 10:10:30 EST Weigh In This is for anyone that would like to weigh in to be held accountable. Also, this let each of us each how we are doing...progress made...etc. <BR> <BR> Post date and weight. Thu, 7 Feb 2008 17:26:40 EST Weigh-in This is for anyone that would like to be held accountable and see how they are doing. <BR> <BR> Post the date and your weight. Thu, 7 Feb 2008 17:22:58 EST Moms in their 50's with kids still at home? Just was wondering if there are any moms out there who still are raising kids that are in their 50's? I have 3 children. They are 14, 12, and 10. It seems most of you are having grand kids already! Thu, 7 Feb 2008 12:50:47 EST New Friends & Motivation I have a few friends who send me little e mails, poems, and funnies about dieting..This brighten my day and make me want to try harder..If any of you would like me to share them with you and become email buddies outside of spark feel free to drop me a note at Please title your message New friends as my spam will pick it up until I add you to my address book...Would love to get to know more of you and share e mails and tips.. <BR> <BR> Sue Thu, 7 Feb 2008 10:10:57 EST Any Single Grannies I was wondering if any of you are single like me and out in the dating world..And how do you feel you weight <BR> effects it. Thu, 7 Feb 2008 09:51:58 EST Valentine's Day Challenge <BR> <BR> As most of you are aware....10 days until Valentine's Day. here what you'd like to accomplish by that date. It can be...lose x amount of weight, drink x amount of water, stay within calorie range for that time period, or something completely not weight related. This is your chance to post what you'd like to do or have done for 10 days. Come back and post how you did. <BR> <BR> Who's up for this? <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 10:38:34 EST SUPER BOWL <em>243</em> HOW ABOUT THEM GIANTS!!!!!!nyernva Mon, 4 Feb 2008 08:43:22 EST What's For Breakfast? Many people skip breakfast…that is a big no no…skipping any meal is a no no….share with us what you eat for breakfast each day, maybe what you decide to eat will sound good to another person and they will start eating breakfast too. Thu, 31 Jan 2008 08:24:23 EST I am new Hello Everyone! Started spark on Jan 4th and am really motivated, but not dieting,choosing healthier foods and walking each day. Will be 54 in Feb and want this to be the year that I get 5o to 60 lbs off.! Wed, 30 Jan 2008 21:23:54 EST weight posting testing Tue, 29 Jan 2008 00:05:48 EST Help with small goals Hi all, I am not so computer challenged but will figure it out slowly. I was a spinning and yoga instructor until about 3 years ago when the gym I worked at closed. Now I can barely do the mile. On top of gaing 60 pounds. Uggghhh! <BR> This team sound like a great idea to me as your goals are not untouchable. Look forward to meeting everyone. Mon, 28 Jan 2008 09:27:07 EST New to SparkPeople and New to the Team Hi y'all, <BR> I just signed on with SparkPeople today and am proud of myself because I figured out how to join this team. :) I'm a 51-year-old in South Carolina with a short term goal of losing some weight and getting in better shape before a planned week-long hike in England in May. I don't want to be the straggler! This sounds like a good group to help me toward my goal. <BR> Next time I post hopefully I will have figured out how to set up a profile like all you experienced sparkpeople... Sun, 27 Jan 2008 19:54:46 EST Out of Control.. need a buddy... I am 54, female, lost weight in 2006, have been regaining ever since. I am on an 8 day binge and out of control. I need a buddy, or a LOT of them, to perhaps help me to get started again. I joind Spark the first of the year and did well for about 2 weeks. Now I am ready to give it up. Can anyone help? Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:49:08 EST New and looking for support Hello, <BR> I am 51, almost 52 and wanting to reach a goal of 175 by June 1. I try to workout at the Y daily and to eat healthy. I have previously lost 119 pounds and gained 50 of that back. I have to do this and keep it off this time. Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:23:18 EST Greetings! Starting here today Hi I am happy to get on board--need to learn how to use the site. Sun, 20 Jan 2008 23:32:39 EST 3-Day Challenges.. Who would be up for a 3 day challenge? <BR> <BR> You would be choosing it yourself. I mean, if you are having trouble getting 8 glasses of water--that would be your goal to reach daily for 3 days. Or, getting at least 3 veggies/fruits daily for 3 days. Or atleast 30 min. cardio daily for 3 days. Or, possibly, atleast 3 different strength exercises daily for 3 days. You get the idea? You would be setting it up for yourselves (in the area that you are having trouble with right now). This woul... Wed, 16 Jan 2008 18:31:04 EST The Alphabet Food Game Ok, here is the plan. Let's try to get through the alphabet naming foods (healthy ones hopefully). <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2008 16:35:31 EST New Member Haven't figured all this out yet (posting, and the web site) <em>41</em> so hope it keeps working. Okay what is the challenge on this group? Of course losing weight alone is a 'big' challenge......and 'yes' to the lady that reply, shut my mouth and work at am doing that but trying to get set up here, need the support to keep at it. Mon, 14 Jan 2008 13:32:12 EST weight loss and exercise I do't eat a lot but I eat the wrong things. I have a membership to an exercise place but can't get motivated to go there. I need to lose 35 pounds. Sun, 13 Jan 2008 21:17:16 EST