SparkPeople SP Class of November 21-27, 2010 Team Messageboard This team is for all members who joined SP from November 21-27, 2010. Welcome to Sparkpeople and welcome to your new life! SparkPeople SP Class of November 21-27, 2010 Team Messageboard Where's everyone at? Anyone around on this team? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:10:06 EST Lifestyle Transformation I am grateful for this opportunity to be blogging about my life journey in becoming more aware of and making choices toward a healthier and happier life. I have taken my first steps for lasting lifestyle improvement assessing where I am and what I want to accomplish. <BR> <BR> Life Vision: I am love, deep spirited, noble wisdom. I am generous gratitiude, a faithful father, a brotherly guide, passionate inspiration, and a catalyst for health and happiness. My purpose is to celebrate love, lif... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 02:09:26 EST Lifestyle Transformation I am grateful for this opportunity to be blogging about my life journey in becoming more aware of and making choices toward a healthier and happier life. I have taken my first steps for lasting lifestyle improvement assessing where I am and what I want to accomplish. <BR> <BR> Life Vision: I am love, deep spirited, noble wisdom. I am generous gratitiude, a faithful father, a brotherly guide, passionate inspiration, and a catalyst for health and happiness. My purpose is to celebrate love, lif... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 02:07:39 EST Hi I am still somewhat new to this and being that I didn't get on the message boards I think it made it easier for me to forget or simply not log on for the last few weeks. UGH time to start working on this again. I am looking to make some new friends ands support each other through this journey to becoming healthier. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 23:16:50 EST hi im a newby hi , my name is connie i have 4 childeren.i am trying to loose 177 lbs is my goal. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:19:42 EST I am Tif Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been doing this for about a month and am just getting the hang of it. Have a long way to go and will be doing it slowly. Hope to get to know some of you better. Tue, 28 Dec 2010 14:07:41 EST Hi I'm starting the spark for the second time This time I'm going to be asking for help, I'm going to be marking my programs down. The exercise is a tuffy for me. <BR> I'm usually to tired from work and make a lot of excuses. I do stretch 3 times a week. That's about it for now. Fri, 24 Dec 2010 11:36:51 EST vartika 31 hello memebers i m trying to lose weight for past many years and not reached any where i m walking 1 hour every day but weight is shooting up . any sugesstion plz inbox Tue, 14 Dec 2010 04:56:24 EST The Dumping ground-unload your lbs here! I saw this on another team page and thought it was really cool idea. Basically, we come here to get rid of all the pounds that we've lost! I figured we could add them all together so we have an idea of the total amount we as a team have lost. <BR> <BR> SOOOOO starting with 0lbs <BR> <BR> I lost 2lbs this week <BR> <BR> So 2lbs total. <em>104</em> Wed, 8 Dec 2010 03:35:52 EST I'm Losing My Drive! For two weeks I was doing great. Now I just want to give up. I have no idea why. I've been seeing results. I was feeling better. Then yesterday, I just didn't want to do anything. And then again today. I took a 5 hour nap today for no reason. I don't know what's going on! Help! Tue, 7 Dec 2010 23:46:08 EST I feel like CRYING! :) Hello everyone! My name if Maria and I joined sparkpeople to help me stay motivated throughout my journey on losing weight and being healthy. I joined on Nov 18 2010 and for the past two weeks i have been very BAD.. I have not logged in my meals nor done any workouts and i have felt soo TERRIBLE. I don't know why but i just don't feel motivated.. so i decided to "start fresh".. but as i was reading some of the motivation secrets on the message board i completely felt emotional and tears rolle... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 15:26:34 EST Today is a beautiful day As a member of sparkpeople my goal is to lose 65 pounds. I am ready to get off the couch and live a healthy lifestlye. Looking forward to interacting within the community environment and achieving results. Sun, 5 Dec 2010 10:54:48 EST Where's the "hungry" button? Hi there, does anyone know of a way to track how hungry you feel from one day to the other (kindof like the stress/energy level gauges in "my tools")? I'd like to keep track of this over the long term so I can see how calorie fluctuations, changes in exercise, my mood, etc. might impact that. Thu, 2 Dec 2010 12:37:49 EST Goals for December Does anyone have any specific short term goals for December? <BR> <BR> I'd like to be 252 by the end of December. I would like to be lighter, but with the holidays I don't want to stretch myself too far! LOL! Wed, 1 Dec 2010 14:29:22 EST chilegirl5 Hi everyone, I just joined sparkpeople because of my sister's encouragement, and I am looking forward to losing the weight I need to lose as well as gain the motivation needed to meet my goals to live a healthy, happy life. Thanks for providing this valuable resource... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 09:00:10 EST Hello Hi, My name is Carol Brady,and no there is no Mike and no 6 kids. I have 3 kids who are grown and gone. I have 4 grandkids whom I absolutely adore. I have lost 75 pounds from October 2009 until October 2010. I am at a standstill and still need to lose 20 more pounds. I also need to start an exercise program to tone up. I am new to this and appreciate any help and advise you may give. Thanks Sun, 28 Nov 2010 21:57:03 EST Grampspa I kind of stumbled on this site by accident looking for exercises to do. It seems like a great place to work on weight loss. I have certain limitations from over forty years of smoking (I quit over 5 years ago) that have made it very hard to loose weight because I can't get my heart rate into the cardio range so I am relegated to walking at about 3mph max is all I can do. That I can't do too much of though, due to a leg condition. I still enjoy my life but I want to forestall the inevita... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 20:29:41 EST Hey... here for support and fun Hey. I am Melissa. I am here for the same reason as everyone else... it is time to save my life. Being unhealthy causes so much demage and I am ready for repairs!! Sun, 28 Nov 2010 18:51:41 EST Watching Biggest Loser? Have you been watching Biggest Loser? If so, who are you cheering for to win this season? What do you think of the changes they made in the start of the season? Sun, 28 Nov 2010 14:10:09 EST Hello! Hi Sparkpeople, <BR> I'm a 26 year old male looking to lose weight gradually over the next year. I used to be in solid shape but a desk job combined with constantly eating out and no exercise really did a number on my weight - I'm considered obese now. I want to feel healthy again and happy about my body. I look forward to being a part of the community and working towards those goals. <BR> Thanks, <BR> John Sun, 28 Nov 2010 11:00:50 EST Newbie Question Strength Training Tracking I have chosen to do Strength Training 3 times a week and Cardio 3 times a week and Yoga daily. The Cardio automatically keeps track of the calories burned. Is there any way to track the calories burned during my strength training and yoga sessions. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Sun, 28 Nov 2010 10:58:10 EST New and very shy so can't say I'll post much... I made posting in a forum a goal since it's hard for me to put myself "out there" for others to see. My goal is to lose about 60 pounds and I joined the site for all the support I see it can give me. I'm a mother of a three yr old boy. I'm a social worker. I'm an avid reader of sci/fi and fantasy. Used to hike a lot when I was younger and in shape. I love mountains and forests and hiking but don't live in a place that gives me all that currently. Hopefully I'll move to the mountains again and... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:11:08 EST Extremly over weight need your help Hi im Sharon 1381 .Im a mother of 3 grown kids. I have 5 grandkids. I am extremly over weight. need to lose 140 pounds.I am 55 years young .Would like to be around for a few more years.I have very bad arthritice in booth knees so dont no about exercising I also have a very under active thyroid. Can use all the help i can get. HELP!!!!! Sun, 28 Nov 2010 01:03:42 EST Tired of being tired Hello. I guess I am supposed to Introduce myself here. My name is John and I am 39 years old and, 100 lbs overweight. I work at a desk job staring at a computer all day and the only exercise I get is chasing my kids around the house (Ages 17, 3, and 1 month). I find that I am always tired and my friends say that if I lost some weight I wouldn't be so tired all the time. Also, I want to try and get in shape for my 10th wedding anniversary (Nov 2011). Hmm, what else to say? I guess that'... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 20:47:21 EST A Fresh Start I just started SparkPeople over today. I have been registered for years and have done it on and off, but can't seem to stick with it. I just started fresh today with a new account. I plan to use this more as a tool rather than just the food tracking part. My main problem is sticking with the program and staying motivated! Sat, 27 Nov 2010 19:58:49 EST Hi! New here Hi my name is Michelle and I am trying to get healthy and lose about 60 pounds so I can be more active with my 2 kids. I am tired of being tired all the time and not having the energy to get up and moving. Sat, 27 Nov 2010 19:02:11 EST Tricky boyfriend! Does anyone else have an other half that they think might hinder them at first? I've only been seeing my boyfriend for a month, but I don't think he's going to be a big help! When he comes over, he always just wants to get a takeaway, which is so not what I need, and if I offer to cook, he just points out that a takeaway is easier. I need some pointers on how to combat this, I think this will be my first (and maybe biggest) hurdle! Sat, 27 Nov 2010 05:03:13 EST Hi Everybody Hi, My Name is Caley I'm a busy mother 0f two beautiful boys. I look forward to this journey with all of you, I hope to inspire people and get inspiration from the group. Sat, 27 Nov 2010 00:24:40 EST Elizabeth- New Member Hi, I'm Elizabeth. I am a first year student at UBC and would like to lose five pounds. Hopefully, Sparkpeople can help me connect with others who have similar goals. Fri, 26 Nov 2010 20:38:38 EST LETS GET THIS WEIGHT OFF! Hello Everyone Im twenty years old really young with Graves Disease(no thyroid) and Im ready to beat the bulge!!!!!!! Any tips that can guarantee results??? Fri, 26 Nov 2010 15:50:00 EST Tabs here Hello everyone, I'm new to this weight loss stuff. Just need the drive to do it. I'm so happy I found SparkPeople. Now lets get started. Fri, 26 Nov 2010 15:04:49 EST Hello! Hello my name is Janet and this is my first time ever joining anything to help me loose weight. I have been over weight my whole life I am in my early 30's and I am tired of being over weight. I have 2 wonderful children and a loving and understanding husband that has never made an un pleasant comment about my weight. I always knew I was over weight but it never phased me until I saw some pic and I couldn't believe how I let my self go. So today and for now on I am going to do something abou... Fri, 26 Nov 2010 14:39:20 EST HI I am very excited to start this life-changing experience with all of you. Fri, 26 Nov 2010 14:01:47 EST Hi there!! I am in my mid-thirties, looking to make a lifestyle change that will help me to drop over 100 lbs in the next year. My friend told me about this site, and i am looking forward to conversing with everyone!! Fri, 26 Nov 2010 13:55:54 EST Hi everyone! My name is Amy. I am 34 years old. I am here due to me wanting a more positive life style. I have three amazing kids who are sadly following my habbits regarding eating and exercise. I want so much to change their direction that I am dedicated in changing mine. I would enjoy the opportunity in meeting others with the same struggles I face on a daily basis. I believe if I engage in the online atmosphere that it will help me stay focused on my goal of leading a healthier life style, Fri, 26 Nov 2010 13:47:20 EST Welcoming encouragement from you! What a day to start on here......I sprained my ankle this morning during a workout with my personal trainer! But I didn't let that get me down. After icing for a while, we finished my session with upper body! So, instead of being a tv couch potatoe, I thought I would check out this site. <BR> <BR> My reasons for being overweight - I love all food(including healthy stuff), especially sweeeeets, I take care of everyone else before me, and I am the Queen of excuses. <BR> <BR> I am hoping th... Fri, 26 Nov 2010 13:21:02 EST How did YOUR Thanksgiving go? I'll admit it. I went over my goals. Not by much though, and definitely not how much I would go over in previous years. Two Thanksgivings and amazing food that's only made once a year would give the strongest person a hard time! <BR> <BR> How did everyone else do? Fri, 26 Nov 2010 10:11:27 EST Hi, I'm new to spark people! I'm new and I need all the help I can get. I'm a yo-yo dieter, but nothing has ever worked for very long. Maybe I just don't stick with it long enough, I don't know. I know it's going to be hard because of my age (I'm 58) and other health problems, but I've got to try. Is this a good program? I'm ready to learn and succeed! Fri, 26 Nov 2010 10:04:15 EST Morning after... Hi, my name is Gina and I joined this site last night after spending the last month telling myself that I could do this alone - which I obviously cannot. I realized that I am that person that needs a community environment to succeed in changing, like many of you. I have already read many inspiring stories and hope to be one myself someday soon! Fri, 26 Nov 2010 08:42:56 EST Hiya Hey, I am new to this website. So... Hello ^_^ Fri, 26 Nov 2010 01:46:49 EST Julia Hey everyone! Im Julia and I happened upon this site via my iPod Touch Apps. I went online to check it out and found that this is pretty much the kind of diet/lifestyle I've been looking for. I'm 22 and am very overweight for my age. I'm looking for some good tips to succeed in losing weight because I've tried many diets but I usually give up mid way when I mess up and cheat. Hopefully this website will guide me through my weight loss because I've seen many tips and tools on here already tha... Thu, 25 Nov 2010 22:46:59 EST Hi All, Newbie Here! Hi My name is Cheryl and I am a 44 year old married mother of 2 (15yr girl and 12 yr boy). I've done it all from Jenny Craig to Weight Watchers, e-diets... Heard of this site from a friend, who told me it was free..I like free. I recently was diagnosed with sleep apnea and haven't been working out on a regular basis. I want to change my lifestyle and get healthy and lose all this weight that has been slowing going up these past few years. So here I am! Thu, 25 Nov 2010 22:29:15 EST Patience not my virtue My name is Gwyneira, I'm looking for that magic wand. In reality I want phen phen back, but I know that isn't going to happen. I hate to exercise, I can go all day long and not eat or drink a thing, but the minute I walk in the door it all goes down hill from there. I attend college full time, and find it difficult to eat, bringing things from home really doesn't work, and when you carry bottles of water the pack gets really heavy. I need a good friend that will help me get myself motivat... Thu, 25 Nov 2010 17:09:18 EST Hello SparkPeople :) My name is Gina, I'm a grad student, a business owner, a fitness instructor and a Member Service Representative. I've lived in Canada most of my life and love it here. I moved to the island 4 years ago (almost to the day ) and fell in love with the city, the coast, the ocean, the mountains.... to be so completely surrounded by beauty can be overwhelming :) <BR> I have been teaching fitness classes for seven years and, in September, with the help of two beautiful and amazing women, we opened o... Thu, 25 Nov 2010 14:48:31 EST Hi! I'm new. My name is Amanda. I'm twenty-four and trying to lose thirty pounds. I'm into writing, hiking, and books. Nice to meet you all! Thu, 25 Nov 2010 02:00:22 EST Hello! I joined SP yesterday. My goal is to lose 14 pounds by 1/12/11. I enjoy reading, spending time with family and friends, and singing! I joined the site to get (and keep) motivation to keep going in my weight loss journey. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 23:35:24 EST Not sure what to say!I want to fit in those pants! I used to dance four times a week in high school, then when university came instead of the freshman 15 I gained the freshman 30 over the past year. I have been trying over the past Month and a half to lose weight and I have slowly been seeing some results, getting back to the gym was hard. I just really need that extra something to get it done! I really just want to bring it! Wed, 24 Nov 2010 21:55:52 EST MY NAME IS BILLIE JO HEY EVERYONE....AM NEW TO THIS AND I SO DONT KNOW WHAT AM DOING GOT NO FRIENDS PLZZZZ ADD ME TO HELP ME OUT I SO NEED FRIENDS WHO GOING THRU THE SAME AS ME OR DONE BEEN THRU IT..I NEED TO LOSE 150 POUNDS....=( Wed, 24 Nov 2010 21:00:58 EST Time to finally lose this last 10-15!! I am a mother of 3, wife, teacher of mathematics and triathlete. I work hard, and exercise very regularly. I want to get myself down to a good race weight for next season. That starts with running the Boston marathon in April. <BR> <BR> I have just come to Spark to try to take control of my nutrition. I have really cleaned things up in the last few years. I am now a vegetarian (since Feb 1st). I think sugar is my devil, and just too much eating (mindlessly). So as of Saturday Novemb... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:41:00 EST Sedentary wife, but not for long!! I joined SparkPeople because I need help in the motivation department! Ever since getting married, my fitness level has been on a steady decline, and my waistline has been on a steady incline! I desperately want to reverse this trend! I have done bootcamp, which was great for me, but did not change my eating habits at the time, so I didn't get the results that I would have loved to see. I am hoping SparkPeople will help me to combine exercise and good eating habits so that I can fit back ... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:20:53 EST Hello guys My name is Kristen, and I have been slowly gaining weight the last 4 years of college. I am turning 23 tomorrow, and I recently came to the realization that I need to get into shape. I would like to improve my health as well as lose the weight I have been gaining. The hardest thing for me is staying motivated, so hopefully this website and my team will help with that!! Wed, 24 Nov 2010 16:47:09 EST Hiya Today just happens to be the day I decided I've wasted enough time staring off into space and wishing things would be better. I stopped planning to workout, and worked out. Victory today and tomorrow....nothing but possibilities. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 15:19:32 EST Week of November 21-27, 2010 - Week One! So I've already lost over 4 pounds since starting Monday! I know it's mostly water weight, but it's really getting me excited! <BR> <BR> How is everyone else's first week here going? Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:53:27 EST BURRR WISCONSIN IS COLD !!!! I MOVED HERE FROM SC ABOUT 9 WEEKS AGO AND I HAVE PUT ON ATLEAST 15 LBS :( HELP :) Wed, 24 Nov 2010 10:32:59 EST It's Great To Be Back! Hello! I'm happy to have found my way back to SparkPeople after three years of keeping my head in the sand. I had to pull it out because I'm 30 lbs heavier than I should be (obese), my bad cholesterol is at 5.83, I'm Vit. D deficient, gluten shrinks all of my clothes so I have to be on a G-F diet. Oh yes, I'm on different meds to keep my head on straight, I'm not getting any younger and I know just how darn good I feel when I'm achieving a goal - even when it lasts only a few days. I need ... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 03:39:26 EST Hello Everyone! Im new to this, but Im very determined to lose this extra weight. Does anybody have any suggestions for me? I really just need a place to get started. <BR> Thank you all, <BR> Jen. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:12:36 EST Introduction I am very excited about this site. I believe I need some structure and to keep track of everything I'm trying to accomplish. I have a time limit as well. I begin chemo therapy in February and your weight determines the dose. Soooo, it is extremely important that I make some progress. I have become quite sedentary in the last year. I know this isn't going to be easy but it will be so worth it. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:06:44 EST Help me change my life Hi my name is Heather and I would love for everyone to encourage me along my way as I start my journey to a better healthier life. Thank you and many blessings. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:56:20 EST Hi Hello!!! I am new to this and i feel soooo overwhelmed!!! I joined because I want to get in better shape for my wedding next October 22nd!!!!! Wish me luck!!!! Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:10:20 EST Hello..! Hi All, <BR> <BR> My name is Kelsey & I am 18 years old.. <BR> <BR> I weigh in at 106kgs (My most I have weight is 112kgs) and hope by Nov 21 next year I will be a mere 60kgs.. It's a huge loss but I am determined to get there in the end. <BR> <BR> I have failed twice so far, but I am far more determined this time and have more support. <BR> <BR> Hope to talk to you all sometime in the near future! <em>213</em> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:16:49 EST Hello! Hi, my name is Meagan and I live in the Surf City/Hampstead area. I have been flip flopping on my approach to weightloss and I finally have figured out my goals and how im going to succeed. This is a new page in my life, and im so glad I have someone to share it with even though he is serving 7 months in Afghanistan in the Marines. Its really tough and very depressing, but to know that he is going to have such a look of surprise is what I am ready for. I want to loose atleast 80 pounds by... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:00:38 EST Hello! Hello encouragement groups...I look forward to getting healthy with you! Tue, 23 Nov 2010 15:47:51 EST college freshmen I just finished my first quarter of college and actually managed to lose a few pounds rather than gain! I'd like to keep losing and being on break, that won't happen without some serious motivation. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 14:28:55 EST Hello everyone My name is Dee Ann. I have been trying to lose weight for about six years now. I lose some then stop and become discouraged. I am hoping that this site will help get over that slump. Any help or inside information anyone can give me will be great! Tue, 23 Nov 2010 13:49:44 EST New in Va I've been searching for the right program so I can reach my goal and hoping this is the one that will stick! I don't have a lot to loose but I am stuck at my weight and I can't get it off. My extra pounds are in my middle which is hard to loose. I go to the gym and I've worked with trainers. I've slacked a bit in the past couple of weeks with that. My biggest problem is my food. I know what I should be doing but don't do it or stick to it. Then I tend to get mad at myself. I love my ... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:41:52 EST Not going to wait til after Thanksgiving for this I have just hit a peak weight of 190. <BR> My lowest weight ever in my life (after 21 yrs of age) was 138 and a size 8, two yrs out of college when I was single, working out EVERY day at a gym for an hour of cardio and 30 to 45 mins 4x/wk weights. <BR> I then got attached and "coupled" my way to 165 before dropping to 145 for the wedding and then gaining to 185 over the course of our 15 yr marriage. <BR> A couple of years ago, I began working out 1/2 hr daily/eating sensibly and got back at... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 11:33:21 EST Back to Spark Once Again! Hi There :) I am Liz and I am currently a SAHM living near Phoenix, AZ. I have one daughter and 3 doggie-daughters that I take care of while at home. I am in my late 30s and am looking to lose 15-25 pounds by spring 2011. <BR> <BR> I have been on the diet roller coaster my whole life, starting back in my early teens in the mid-80s (gasp! I'm old!!). I've always been pretty good about exercise, I love to move and have an extensive collection of exercise DVDs and of course, my trusty Wii. ... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 10:46:08 EST New to Getting Serious About Weight Loss Hello! My name is Veronica. I'm excited about joining a community of people who have the same goals as mine. I am a mother of 2 small children (1 & 2) and a wife of 7 years. My goal is to lose 115 pounds total. I'm ready to change my life for the good and become active. I would love to become a weight loss finatic! LOL! I'm extremely friendly and I am looking forward to meeting people. Thanks Tue, 23 Nov 2010 09:42:23 EST From the UK Well, I don't really know what to say here, I'm so rubbish at introductions! I'm 23 and obviously from the UK-Birmingham to be precise. I'm not particularly fussy with food, but I don't really eat red meat, in fact I do really prefer vegetarian food. My weak food is not sweet-I am a SUCKER for toast and I overeat on toast at least 3 times a week. I do actually like exercise, but I'm kind of lazy when it comes to actually getting off my butt. Also, my neighbourhood is kind of scary at night, a... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 04:19:19 EST Almost a New Year I have allowed myself to gain about 20 lbs every decade for the last several decades. (No one has ever 'MADE" me eat a meal) With the appraching New Year coming I am working on creating my best year ever! And my weight/health goals are right up there at the top of the list. So a warm thank you for the welcomes I have received so far to Sparkpeople. I look forward to acheiving my goals inside of this community of like minded people. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:53:53 EST Hi my names Amber Hi everyone I weigh 271 pounds trying to lose it so I can be a better mommy Mon, 22 Nov 2010 15:25:35 EST Hello Everyone My name is Stacie Miller and I'm a 31 year old single mother of 2 boys ages 12 and 4. I live in Miles City, Montana and work at AWARE, Inc as a Youth Case Manager. I found this site through a friend and feel like I need to make a change. I was an athlete in high school and even played college basketball for one year. I was always in shape and always active, but after I got pregnant at 18 with my first son, I lost all interest in being in shape. My life revolves around my children and I'v... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 15:15:12 EST Hello all!! Hi I'm Kate from South NJ, I've got about 70 more pounds to go to get to my goal weight. I've found that I just can't do it alone and I need a lot of support and advice from those who are working towards a similar goal. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:14:24 EST Beginning a new way to live Hi! My name is Melanie and I live in Plymouth, MI. I just joined Spark yesterday as one of the first steps towards developing a new way to live my life. I know it won't be easy or happen overnight but I want to work everyday to break my self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. I know that part of that work is to learn how to praise myself everyday for what I am doing right to take care of myself such as eating a balanced diet and exercising. One of the reasons I wanted to join Spark is bec... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 12:49:13 EST Glad to be here. Hi, This is Lee. I'm so glad I found this site. It looks like it has everything I've been looking for. Great tailored menus and recipes - and lots of support. I sit in front of a computer for at least eight hours a day. I hope that through this website, I can get the help and support I need to make the rest of the day really count. I want to become healthy again. I've fallen so far away from being healthy and feeling good that my life is now threated with heart disease, high blood pressu... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 12:26:24 EST Hi Breast Cancer Survivor! I am new on here and got the info from a friend on Facebook. Just this past summer I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer and during this time I have lost 15 pounds while going through the whole process and radiation treatments. I will have to start tamoixfen and one of the side effects is possible weight gain...I am trying to avoid that by changing my eating habits before I actually start there anyone else out there that has or is going through this...I would love to hear you... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:24:02 EST Trying this out from Korea Annyonghasaeyo! (That's hello in Korean ^^) <BR> <BR> I'm currently teaching English in S. Korea and though I've lost some weight here I've reached a plateau and I'm not sure how to get past it. I've struggled with weight loss all my life and though I've yo-yo'ed back and forth, for most of my life I was the fat kid. My highest weight was 227 lbs and now I'm about 167 lbs. When I first came to Korea 8 months ago I was around 180 so I've lost 13 lbs since March, though I was around 163 in t... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 08:42:00 EST Really gotta do it this time! Hi all! My name is Kari. I'm about to turn 30 and miserable! I have no idea where this 125 extra pounds came from, but I'm about to really tell it where it can go! LOL! <BR> <BR> Glad to see all the others in our class and I hope to get to know some of you on this journey! ^_^ Mon, 22 Nov 2010 03:21:52 EST Loosing more weight Hi, I'm Cosmosrose and joined these groups hoping I can continue to lose weight. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 03:12:15 EST Hi Everyone! I'm Charity I am really excited about this site. I know a lot about nutrition and eating healthy, I just haven't been doing it lately and have gained more weight than I realized. I am looking for some potential (female) friends for support. :) Sun, 21 Nov 2010 22:57:07 EST Ready, set go! Hi, I'm new to spark people, and am going say buh bye to my old unhealthy ways, and become a healthier, more energetic person :-) Sun, 21 Nov 2010 19:20:39 EST Newbie Hi my name is Carol and I joined because I need to start taking care of myself again. My children are getting older and I've realized how little I do for my own health. Excited to be on my way to a healthier lifestyle!! Sun, 21 Nov 2010 18:06:50 EST Hello fellow Sparkers I just posted on another place; guess this is the correct site. I am grateful to have found this, it looks like a positive, lively place! Today is a good day to start something better for my health. I need to lose weight-30 #, but more important, I need to feel good again...I've forgotten what that feels like. Have several health issues that weigh me down and as I said in my other post; "pun intended!" LOL I walked 2 1/2 miles today and it felt good..beautiful day here! Walked with my dear hu... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 16:15:21 EST Hello All! Hello everyone! My name is Dre and I am so hopeful and excited to start this journey. I am so ready for a change. Soon I would like to start a family with my husband but I want so badly to be healthy and physically fit before we beging that stage of our life. Even more so I would love to teach my future kids to have a healthly lifestyle right from the beginning. <BR> <BR> Cheers to you all! <BR> <BR> Dre Sun, 21 Nov 2010 15:00:22 EST LifeStyle Change HI all my name is Eva i'm 24 i'm looking to feel better about myself lose the weight and just get healthier Sun, 21 Nov 2010 11:34:05 EST LifeStyle Change HI all my name is Eva i'm 24 i'm looking to feel better about myself lose the weight and just get healthier Sun, 21 Nov 2010 11:33:48 EST Hi my name is Irene Hi I am new to this site, I heard about it on Facebook. I joined WW over a year ago and reached my goal. I read that if you still have weight around your middle, and I have a lot, that you should lose more. I work a lot and have had to go to random meeting/weigh in's. I haven't had the motivation to exercise. This time of year is very difficult for me, with less day light. I also started smoking again recently and am trying to give it up. I put out a cigarette and say that is it, no mo... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 09:07:02 EST 50in6...go, go, go - wish me luck!! Okay, so I am really getting pumped up to do this...I'm cheering myself on...and I'm hoping to get lots of "high fives", "kudos" and "good job" cheers from my friends out in web-world. Last time I lost weight after setting a serious goal was 17 years ago...and then I ran 5 miles a day with a US Army unit...I was getting cheered on by 35 men and women five days a week - that really helped and the pounds came right off. So, here goes! I'm off and running again and hope to see lasting results... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 06:52:13 EST Ashley Hello. I'm a newlywed and full time college student. My husband is in the Army and we've recently moved. I have about 40lbs to loose and am more than ready. It's time to start building my self-esteem again. Sun, 21 Nov 2010 00:42:54 EST Hi and Welcome! Welcome new Sparklers! My name is Ashley and I'm 26 I've been a member of Sparkpeople since April 2010 and thanks to the help and support of this website I've been able to lose 50 pounds. Sparkpeople truly is an amazing website that can help you achieve all your goals. I hope that you take advantage of all that this site has to offer and please feel free to ask me any questions or add me as a friend if you'd like. I look forward to getting to know you! <em>252</em> Sat, 20 Nov 2010 22:59:48 EST Hi from Fangle HEY <BR> <BR> My name is Gerry, I'm from Canada and I have been on sparkpeople for almost a year and half and since May of 2009, I have lost close to 100 pounds. <BR> Feel free to check out my sparkpage here to find out everything about me. <BR> <BR> I currently am eating right, doing a crazy P90X hybrid workout program and living the life. Feel free to add me as a friend or ask me anything. <BR> <link><BR>ngle </link> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 23:25:36 EST