SparkPeople SP Class of January 2-8, 2011 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=47165 This team is for all members who joined SparkPeople from January 2-8, 2011. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of January 2-8, 2011 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=47165 Starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x57370532 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm back.:) I had moderate success with weight loss a couple years ago with the help of this website. I started at 206 and went down to 172. My goal weight was 154. I lost focus after beginning a new relationship (which eventually led to marriage in July of 2012). It's kind of been downhill ever since. I crept back up to 206 which seems to be where my body says enough is enough! This is the point where I can only fit a few articles of clothing in my wardrobe and I'... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:39:58 EST Starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x57369934 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm back.:) I had moderate success with weight loss a couple years ago with the help of this website. I started at 206 and went down to 172. My goal weight was 154. I lost focus after beginning a new relationship (which eventually led to marriage in July of 2012). It's kind of been downhill ever since. I crept back up to 206 which seems to be where my body says enough is enough! This is the point where I can only fit a few articles of clothing in my wardrobe and I'... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:58:08 EST Starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x57369346 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm back.:) I had moderate success with weight loss a couple years ago with the help of this website. I started at 206 and went down to 172. My goal weight was 154. I lost focus after beginning a new relationship (which eventually led to marriage in July of 2012). It's kind of been downhill ever since. I crept back up to 206 which seems to be where my body says enough is enough! This is the point where I can only fit a few articles of clothing in my wardrobe and I'... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:18:42 EST Challenging myself to a Better Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x56516866 Hi. My name is Faye. I live in Prosper, just north of Frisco and McKinney. I am a 72 year old great grandmother who lives with my son and his family of a wife and two teen sons. I am chief cook as I enjoy watching everyone eat when they get home after their busy day. <BR> <BR> I need to lose 10 pounds gained over the years. I love walking but have been very lazy this year. I do pilates and some weights but I also love baking for family and friends. Of course that requires a lot of t... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:22:46 EST Finding True Self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x54925510 I am a 55-year old single Mom who wants to finally be healthy and find her true self. I have been on many many diets throughout the years, and I was always fearful of groups and fearful of sharing. As with all of us, there are many chapters to our lives; and those chapter hold our innermost secrets, challenges, loves, and fears. I know I want to find my true self and be healthy; I have tried so many approaches, but I know I have never tried a support group and I have never written down wha... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:55:35 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x48050565 My name is actually Millie. I am the mother for 2 children. My son is autistic and 17. My daughter is ADD and 9. I have been married for 18 years. We have 3 dogs, 5 horses and a cat. <BR> <BR> My goal right now is to feel better and feel better about how I look. <BR> <BR> I joined last year but didn't do anything here. Never really tried to eat right or exercise. My good friend was just diagnosed with diabetes and she is now having to watch what she eats. I told her I would join her in he... Sun, 13 May 2012 17:14:11 EST here I go again- for the millionth time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x46896289 day one of my healthy living, healthy eating and exercise lifestyle! I have started over SO many times I have lost track but this is the first time I have blogged. making myself accountable in the hopes of support can and will make a difference. I will say that I hope to find my way back here as there is SO much on Spark People, as confused as to where to post!!! <BR> I am hoping to lose 30 pounds. But I struggle with binge eating, here is my journey. Sun, 4 Mar 2012 10:43:52 EST Weekly Weigh In?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x45797963 Good afternoon I do not know how many of us are still here. But for those of us that are how would you all feel about weekley weighins. I was going for Tuesday to give us a day away from the weekends. lol <BR> <BR> I know myself I lost focus this last year but today is a new day and a new year! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:21:20 EST Happy one year on Sprakpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x45797608 Hey everyone, I just wanted to say Happy NEW Year! 2012 here we come! <BR> <BR> One year ago this week, we all joined into this website and group for support! We all made that decision to better our lives. <BR> <BR> Just remember 2011 is gone and 2012 is a new year for new goals and new successes! However you feel about 2011 celebrate your successes! I know we all have at least one success, choosing to live healthier! Who can't be proud of that! <BR> <BR> Anyways, I hope that you guys a... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:01:19 EST Doing this again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x45781933 2 years ago I lost 70 lbs. Since then, I met a guy, bought a house, and had a very stressful year of work. With all this, I gained all the weight back and more. :( I am looking forward to taking it back off again. Please help me stay on track!! <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 20:51:30 EST Focus on 5... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x44536865 Although I've been a member here since January, I only just really started sucking in as much SparkInfo as possible. I've always managed to win this battle with my weight but since my second child i seem to be losing the battle...and losing myself. I have 30 lbs to lose but I'm focused on losing 5 at a time so it won't seem so daunting and I won't be so afraid to fail. So here I am people...I'm holding myself accountable to a world of people I don't know...WHO'S WITH ME?! Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:41:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x44102918 Hello, my name is Gerri and I am a short, fat 61 yr old .... well, not really that short, or that fat either, but I am 61!!! I've belonged to Spkpple off and on for the past 20 years, lost and gained weight. I've once again quit smoking and gained a "few" lbs !! So, here I am, back at Spkpple. I don't always "hop on board" the chats but I do read them and sometimes post a comment of encouragement. I am trying to post my fitness and nutrition every day, but since I work at a computer al... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:16:33 EST Jan 1, 2012 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x43950185 Well even though I did not reach my goal for Labor Day , I have still decided to start another challenge and hope to meet my goal this time. <BR> <BR> So the goal challenge will be 25 Pounds By the 1st of January, for many our year anniversary!!! <BR> <BR> Feel free to join weigh in Mondays ( so the last one we can either due New Years Eve or January 2nd that up to you!!!! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 08:17:09 EST FB Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x43792607 So I would love to create a group on FB for us. <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested add me <BR> <BR> Tina SoBlessed Romeo <BR> (fredericksburg, va) <BR> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 11:54:49 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x43400237 Hello, I am new here. I was half heartedly following WW but I have been looking at the Spark People website for about 6 months and it seems like a good fit for me. I love reading the success stories. They are very inspiring. I am looking to make friends and motivate myself and others to stay healthy. I travel a lot for work and often don't have as much control over food or exercise options as I'd like so I have really found this website to be very helpful on that subject. Have a great weekend... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 13:36:01 EST Share your secrets or tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x42928488 I see alot of you have been very very very successful in your journey.I thought maybe if anyone had a tip they would like to share or question they have we can have that today. Share away talk away and hope everyone has a good week! Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:29:54 EST 15lbs By Labor Day ( Start Date June 27th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x42395564 Hello Everyone, Yes I am two weeks early But Im ready to set the next challange for anyone that wants to participate. 15lbs lost by Labor Day ( Monday September 5th). Feel Free to join me thats about 11 week so it seems like a reachable goal and even if we dont reach it I think its helpful to set the short term goals. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having fun! <BR> <BR> The Weigh In Days will be as follows : <BR> <BR> 6/27 <BR> 7/4 <BR> 7/11 <BR> 7/18 <BR> 7/25 <BR> 8/1 <BR> 8/8 <BR> 8/15 <BR>... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 08:20:58 EST P90x Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x42194654 Is anyone else doing P90x? Thu, 2 Jun 2011 14:17:36 EST Who is still around http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x42051054 Good Morning all just wondering who from the original Jnuary group is still around and how are things going for you along your journey. Thu, 26 May 2011 08:40:14 EST So happy I finally found the Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x41750653 Hello Spark People, <BR> <BR> I am new to posting and blogging and being part of an on line community but somehow I feel like I am finally home and able to succeed with so many goals I have had for so very long. Been on track for two weeks now and am down 8 pounds. I look forward to communicatiing with you all. Tue, 10 May 2011 22:37:41 EST Getting hit by a car... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x41634954 Is going to be a set back... :/ Anyone know what pain killers do to you weight? <BR> What kind of setbacks have you had? Wed, 4 May 2011 23:20:11 EST 12lbs By the First Day of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x41292584 I Would like to start a new challange since alot of us would like to lose weight for the summer and since the easter challange is almost over. <BR> <BR> While I would like to say the challanges is 12 lbs by the first day of summer,.. that seems like I realistic goal... <BR> <BR> Anyone feel free to join weigh ins will be monday or Sunday whichever you choose.. <BR> <BR> Personally I would like more but I have learned to be more realistic and set smaller goals... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:05:15 EST Back to be healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x41161329 Hi, <BR> Ok, I was here a while ago, lost a little weight and got bored. But, I'm back now. In the last year my father died of lung cancer, my sister 1 1/2 years younger than I was diagnosed and won her battle with ovarian cancer and most recent my younger brother by 3 years has been diag. with rectal cancer and is in for a battle to save his life. The dr. said because of age and cancer type my siblings cancer is genetic. I am here to loose weight, get healthy and heal my body so I don't ha... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:29:03 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x41044969 I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. My name is Joel Hackbarth and I joined this site months ago. And now I have been receiving the messages, and posts, but I haven't been reading them, I haven't even started. I am in desperate need for help. I have teen telling myself for years, that I need to lose weight. I do. I am 272 pounds as of this morning and I am 6'1". my goal would be to get down to 20 pounds. I have not been able to give up my fast food, and I haven't started to ... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 09:40:57 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x41010958 My name is LeeAnn I live in SC. I am new to this message board stuff, so here goes nothing! I am determined to lose about 50-75 lbs. I went to the dr a while back and the scale said 200 lbs, thats when I decided it has gone to far. I am working out with my treadmill and just walking around my yard. I have been doing 1 mile almost everyday. I am looking into some gyms around my area that I can join. I would love to hear some feedback that may help me along this journey! Thanks Mon, 4 Apr 2011 20:28:43 EST Are there any Sparkies from Denver in this Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x40987464 It is hard to keep up with everyone, but I was wondering if there are any Sparkies from Denver that I'm not friends with that are still active.... so many people disappear, I guess they aren't ready yet for the lifestyle change. Sun, 3 Apr 2011 20:46:42 EST Did anyone else hit a Plateau in March? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x40853394 There I was.... cruzing along and losing weight... At the beginning of March I was down about 25 pounds, the bam..... it all slowed down and stopped!!! I'm I alone. Anyone else need encouragement to get past a plateau??? <BR> <BR> This is a scary path... I don't want to get discouraged... <em>46</em> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:21:47 EST New Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x40573121 Anyone on board to lose 10 lbs by Easter? That's April 24th!!! Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:10:39 EST I Failed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x40551445 I have failed there is no sugar coating anything... I have fallen off the train then got run over by the train behind it and then the next one to. There is no its okay .. Its not okay I let a few bad days turn into a horible month or two... Uggghhh I am so mad at myself... I dont know if i went wrong by not coming on here as much or by cutting myself some slack!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:09:51 EST Finally doing this.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x40517784 Hello! My name is Kelly and I live in NC. I have decided to finally lose weight for my health and to feel better about myself! I am motivated right now and hope to find some friends on here to help me stay motivated. Sat, 12 Mar 2011 19:55:37 EST Starting.. ..again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x40296685 Hi everyone! <BR> I just noticed the emails. It took me a while to see them. Though I did sign up for SparkPeople in January, it took me a while to start on my exercise goals. I did exercise off and on each month, but it wasn't as as scheduled as this week. I hope to use these forums more often and actually check them out. Sorry it took me awhile to notice the forums. <BR> Wed, 2 Mar 2011 23:07:26 EST New scale destroyed all my progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x40239584 When I started I weighed 263, and over the last 8 weeks I had worked my way down to 248, and I was very proud. But my scale was not very accurate, and bounced around a lot, and if I stepped on it twice I'd get two different answers. So I went and got a new digital scale, and I weighed myself on it, and it came back 262 - no matter how many times I stepped on it! So the new accuracy is good, and I suppose I really weighed more back in January, but it's disheartening to see all my progress wipe... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:55:16 EST I'm ready to try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x40076096 hi everyone, i am new to the site, but not new to continuous failing attempts of weight loss. I have decided this is it! This is my year to achieve the goals i've set for myself, beginning with weight loss. Yes we can. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 18:05:09 EST Weigh in Wednesday 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39821861 Did we have one this week? I didn't see it in the topic list? <BR> <BR> 1/4 - 180 <BR> 1/11 - 173 <BR> 1/18 - 172 <BR> 1/25 - 170 <BR> 2/2 - 169 <BR> 2/9 - still holding at 169. In the scale's defense, I haven't been working out like I should the past 2 weeks. Am working on improvement...I'm just bored with cardio....I mix it up and do something different every day too... <BR> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 08:27:12 EST Finally getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39764314 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Detbarbie. I signed up almost a month ago. Although I logged in a few times I was not committed to my plan. So tonight I am taking a bold step forward. In the Fall of 2009 I lost 23 pounds. That was exciting. Then in January 2010 I lost my job. After many difficult situations I slowed gained 17 pounds back. Now I want to lose the weight for good. And I'm looking forward to whatever help and support you can give me. Again I'm glad to be here. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 21:02:26 EST Keeping motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39717600 Hi, I'm Helen and I'm living in Marlborough, New Zealand. I joined spark people on January 3rd, and was really committed...for about a week. Now, I want to come back and give it my all. I need to lose about 10 kilos before the end of June. whoops, I recently read that you should never set a goal that a dead person could do better, so I will rephrase my original goal. By the end of june I will be lighter by 10 kilos and wearing the clothes I want to wear. I will have run my first ever half ma... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 22:34:44 EST How was your day today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39694150 I am so sick right now..Blah...My eating has been off because..i pretty much have not been eating due to the flu but I am still working out. I know it sounds silly but I feel a bit better after the workout..minus the parts where I feel like I am going to pass out. :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great week. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 20:09:48 EST Just sayin' hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39667531 So I guess this is a start. I've always been more of a reader than a poster on the message boards, but here goes... I'm 33 years old and the mother of 4 children ages 13 to 7. I live in NC and am really blessed in most areas of my life, but I have always struggled with my weight. All of the women in my family struggle with being overweight, but that doesn't make it any easier to accept. I have lost a lot around 60 pounds in the past few years, but then it just plateaued. I can't seem to ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 17:11:31 EST Just introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39642183 Hi Everybody, <BR> I've been on here for about 2 weeks now and have been so motivated by the team messages, blogs, articles, and the spark points. I have been keeping track of food and exercise and for the first time (after several failed attempts) I know I can do this. I also started reading The Spark. <BR> I look forward to my success and yours. Thank you for sharing on here. Now is the time for me to be healthy and well so that I can live my best life! Wed, 2 Feb 2011 17:51:22 EST Help! When/How to Change Calorie Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39641005 When I started, Spark set my calorie range per day. I've been Sparking for a month and have lost 13 pounds. <BR> <BR> Does Spark reset my calorie range? How do I make sure I'm at the right range? <BR> <BR> ~ Mona Wed, 2 Feb 2011 16:56:58 EST Happy One Month Anniversary Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39640204 Our class team is one month old today! Congratulations on your hard work and successes! Just joining was your first victory, staying for 30 days is Huge! I am so proud of all of you! Let's make the next 30 days even better! Good luck to everyone and I am so glad you are all here! <BR> <BR> Roberta <BR> Team Leader <BR> <BR> <em>515</em> <em>515</em> <em>515</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> <em>243</em> Wed, 2 Feb 2011 16:21:44 EST I'm not going to wait 'til goal to... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18046x47165x39624337 I see a lot of "When I reach goal I'm going to ____" comments. And that's great - it's nice to have plans for what we want to do as motivators...But, we should also realize that some of our goals can be done NOW... Or at least BEFORE we reach our ultimate goal. <BR> <BR> I am not going to wait until I reach my goal to... <BR> <BR> Start running. Wed, 2 Feb 2011 01:11:34 EST struggling to commit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39582931 After losing 2 pounds my first week I've held steady for the past 2 weeks. I think I'm not fully committed to a big enough lifestyle change. Overall I'm eating better and doing more exercise. Yesterday I had 1 chocolate chip cookie (but not 4 like I would've before) and I had wine (1 glass not 2) and dessert at a friend's house because I didn't want to mention my 'project' for fear of embarrassment if I fail. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for some motivation here folks. Any words of wisdom?? Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:41:01 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39514944 I'm new here, just looking for support. I've tried every diet known to man, and it's just now clicking that I need to focus on a lifestyle change instead of just losing weight. I hope you all are having a great day!! Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:10:02 EST old and tired of being overweight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39429701 I have been over weight since my last baby was born,40 years ago. My health is suffering because of it. Blood pressure up cholesteral up I need to loose some of this stuff thats hanging all over my body. My daughter showed me this web sight, so here I am to start. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:22:00 EST Hello, Sparksters! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39419417 Hello all! I joined Spark People a couple of weeks ago. I've been so impressed thus far with all the features and all the support on this site. To give you a little info about myself, I'm 26 and moved to Wisconsin last June for my new job at a hospital here. I'm really looking forward to getting more involved in Spark People and getting myself to a healthier place! Nice to meet everyone! Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:55:35 EST Hello, Sparksters! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39418903 Hello all! I joined Spark People a couple of weeks ago. I've been so impressed thus far with all the features and all the support on this site. To give you a little info about myself, I'm 26 and moved to Wisconsin last June for my new job at a hospital here. I'm really looking forward to getting more involved in Spark People and getting myself to a healthier place! Nice to meet everyone! Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:36:59 EST Weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39389322 I think I need to form a weekend diet support group...these weekends are killing me...I think yesterday was ok but today? went over my max calories by 110. I just HAD to have the apple strudel and orange soda, didn't I. <BR> <BR> Hope you guys were stronger than I was! Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:27:31 EST Are You A Rams Fan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39389320 If you are a Rams Fan come join the St Louis Rams Fan team with me! We need more members! Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:27:22 EST Week 3 - Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39375892 Only down 1 pound... 9 total. <BR> <BR> Trying to stay positive - as long as the scale is moving in the right direction I should be happy...well, I'm working on it. <BR> <BR> How's everyone else doing? <BR> <BR> ~ Mona Sun, 23 Jan 2011 08:58:10 EST Ok so me of all people - I am doing a marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39366298 Let me start with WOW, I am so proud of how far I have come in the last few weeks. I just have to share because it was because of this site I have been motivated to change my life. The tools I have here are priceless! I, yes me (hehe), am training for a marathon this June...ok to be correct a 1/2 marathon. 13.1 miles WHEW! I started official team training today and I made it 5 glorious miles. What an amazingly moment it was crossing the finish line for that last mile. I managed to keep my pac... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 18:29:33 EST hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39342153 hello to all! My name is MJ and I am new to SparkPeople, I am so excited to be a part of this and hope it will help me reach my goals. Currently I have a weight loss goal of 100 lbs total. Now I know this may take years, so my short term goal is to lose 25 pounds before this summer. I know this is something I can do. But I need support. My kids are too young to understand what I am trying to do and the rest of my family is just not involved enough in my life. SO I am sending out a c... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:00:54 EST At 55 getting back my body, confidence & strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39339994 The Spark program has put me back on track. I was always a fit woman until the removal of my ovaries. Gaining 25 lbs in 2 months is quite depressing. I have lost most of it on my own but loosing weight and being fit and in shape are two different things. I am on my way. Thank you Spark People Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:22:49 EST Let's chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39320526 That's right. A thread to just chat about whatever. <BR> <BR> How's everyone doing today? Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:04:19 EST Non Scale Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39320499 So... since joining SparkPeople I've seen a lot of "I only lost ___ pounds this week." or even more intimidating "AGH! I GAINED this week!" We are all way to focused on that number on the scale. I think we need a place to post victories that have nothing to do with that stinkin' scale. <BR> <BR> Did you fit into a smaller size? Did you find you had more energy for something? Did someone pay you a compliment today? <BR> <BR> This is the place to share those! Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:03:08 EST Hello, new and looking for friends. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39316880 Hi, my name is Lisa. I've been using sparkpeople for a little over 2 weeks now. I really love this site. I have been so inspired by the stories on here. The transformations are incredible. I would really like to make some new friends, I am an emotional eater and could really use some help and support from people that face these same issues. <BR> <BR> Thanks :) Thu, 20 Jan 2011 15:06:33 EST Hello to all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39302076 Hello fellow team members. I just joined the team on the request of my hubby BIGGUY41. I look forward to continuing this journey as a member of this team! <BR> <BR> Ciao for now! Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:06:14 EST Weight loss Shows http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39296533 Does anyone watch any of the biggest loser type shows? I never watched Biggest Loser, but I saw the commercial for A&E's new show 'Heavy', and was inspired during the few brief moments they were previewing it. I have Monday nights episode in the DVR... just wondering if anyone else was going to follow it? Wed, 19 Jan 2011 19:27:08 EST Mine... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39291991 1/10 151 <BR> 1/17 152 <BR> 1/24 <BR> 1/31 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:54:04 EST Newbie Signing In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39290418 Hi Gang, <BR> <BR> I thought I'd take a minute for a quick "Hello". <BR> <BR> I turned 41 on the 2nd of January and decided that after eating "my way" for years, it is time to eat "the right way" now. <BR> <BR> My wife (CHAR1970) and I both have some extra pounds to shed so we signed up on the 4th and as of today I am down 8.5 pounds and she has lost 10. <BR> <BR> My goal is to reach 205 by June and I look forward to sharing my journey with the great people here on SP and the Class of Jan... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:44:36 EST Office Temptation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39290246 So as if it's not bad enough that my butt sits at a desk all day, the conference table (right outside my office...perfect view) is constantly covered in empty-calorie filled CRAP. <BR> <BR> Today, the menu includes donuts (as usual), and those little frosted bakery sugar cookies. <BR> <BR> The only thing I've got going for me right now is that I'm full from lunch, and not interested in food. HOWEVER, 3pm is the 'witching' hour for me... and I have to walk past that darn table to get my afte... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:38:11 EST How do I http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39286882 Get a profile picture? Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:20:34 EST My favorite thing about myself is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18046x47165x39275924 I'm sure we are finding all sorts of flaws with ourselves - that's generally what leads to a weight loss journey... <BR> <BR> But... Let's be positive, too. <BR> <BR> My favorite thing about myself is ... That when I really decide I want something, I go for it and don't stop until it's mine. I will do whatever it takes to accomplish something once I've truly set my mind to it. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:08:58 EST weight challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39271161 we can do it <BR> <BR> 1/3 233 <BR> 1/10 228 <BR> 1/19 227 <BR> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:42:58 EST Lost 10 lbs by Valentines's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39265463 1/10 - 159 lbs <BR> 1/18 - 157 lbs <BR> <BR> Two lbs down! 8 to go! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:37:07 EST Lean Cuisine Lunchbags http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39242790 For anybody interested, Lean Cuisine is doing a promotion. Collect 20 codes that are printed on the inside of their meals and you get a free insulated lunch bag. <BR> <BR> You can see the bags at LeanCuisine.com . You just create an account and type them in (you can only do 10 per day so make sure you do it as you go and don't save all 20 for the last day - it ends in March or April, not sure off hand.) and once you get to 20 you can pick out a bag. <BR> <BR> Thought some of you might be i... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 20:38:20 EST challenge for valentines day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39238249 When the challenge started I was 203 I didn't put it ina thread at the time but that's what it was. However I'm not sure.where to post my new weight though... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:55:47 EST Wrong Spot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39223870 Not sure how to delete! :) Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:23:32 EST Sparks Points Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39217917 I was looking at how the aerobic exercise is calculated and it says 1 point for every 5 min. with 24 points being the max you can earn in a day. <BR> <BR> I was looking at my points and although I only exercised 49 minutes, it gave me 24 points. According to my calculations I should have only earned 9 or 10 points, but it said I earned 24 points. <BR> <BR> Can anyone tell me how the aerobic points work? Is it somehow counting points twice or something? Sun, 16 Jan 2011 23:33:31 EST HannahCanada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39216568 I joined Sparkpeople a week ago having read about your group in People magazine. I have lost 5 pounds in the first week. I have had support mainly from the written articles. I have copied many recipes. But I know there are people out there to share with. I just haven't found you yet!!! Looking to hear from the 50+ group with 50-99 pounds to lose especially. But really happy to hear from anyone!! Sun, 16 Jan 2011 22:25:19 EST S&S Hobby Farm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39215017 Hi my name is Sandy. I joined Sparkspeople at beginning of January and am having a slow time getting the hang of navigating this site as I don't spend much time on the computer. I use to belong to Weight Watchers and lost 32 lbs. I loved the tracking and feedback and was excited to see that Sparks is very similar. I am hoping for similar results.I wanted to join the Garden Group as gardening is my passion. I love to cook and eat fresh local food. I am fortunate to live in Northern California ... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 21:15:15 EST Cliche? I have one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39212101 My goal for 2011 is to be the healthiest I can be. My biggest challenge since I joined this SparkPeople is to be able to meet the goals of the Calories, Fat, Carbohydrates and Proteins. It's not because I'm fearful to eat, it's because I'm watching what I eat. And this has always been my problem. If I put my mind to something, I do it well. Unfortunately, I have to be hungry to want to eat and I'm just not there today. I know that sounds like a silly thing on such a board (and yes, I'm o... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:20:57 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39206424 I'm heading into my second week and getting more acclimated to the site. I'm looking forward to this year and improving my spiritual, physical and mental health. <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 14:54:29 EST Tastiest snack ever!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39201285 I just ate some Blue Diamond Cinnamon Brown Sugar almonds!!! OMG!!! Can we say yummy??!!! I just had to share that, they were so amazingly tasty!!! Are there any healthy snacks that you guys have had that you really enjoyed? Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:25:03 EST I'm proud of myself for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18046x47165x39200838 ... for having such a busy week (I'm a stress eater, majorly) and still staying entirely on plan ALL week! <BR> <BR> Who cares if I have a loss this Tuesday, because I will know that at least I have the strength to stick to my plan :) Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:05:56 EST Share your favorite inspirational quote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39199120 I literally printed out the following quote, and hung it on my fridge, next to the scale in the bathroom, and in my office at work. I don't know what it is that inspires me so much. I love the choice of words, and the fact that practical thinking is SO important for weight loss. There will be bad days, and situations slightly out of my control, and that is OKAY. <BR> <BR> 'Goals are not dreamy, pie-in-the-sky ideals. They have every day practical applications and they should be practical.' ... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 09:45:56 EST Week 2 - Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39198287 +1 .... that's right. I gained a pound. <BR> <BR> I'm not sad/mad. I'm just confused. I walked every day for at least 30 min. I drank nothing but water going over my goal of 5 cups. I tracked EVERYTHING I ate and did not go over. <BR> <BR> I'm not giving up. I'm going to be positive and keep working hard. <BR> <BR> That scale will learn to love me someday! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> How was week 2 for you? <BR> <BR> ~ Mona Sun, 16 Jan 2011 09:09:40 EST I can't wait to reach goal so that I can... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18046x47165x39195303 I can... <BR> <BR> ...wear a cute sundress Sun, 16 Jan 2011 02:07:08 EST My favorite part about my new lifestyle is.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18046x47165x39195276 is... <BR> <BR> the increase in energy I already have. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if it's due to the good food I'm eating, or the optimism I suddenly have (or both) but I feel much more alert and energetic and it hasn't even been 2 weeks :) Sun, 16 Jan 2011 02:03:00 EST Feeling great again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39187327 Hello Sp, I love this web site. I'm getting back in shape after having a beautiful baby girl. I love her so much but what she's done to my body is horrible. I'm happy to say that I've lost 8lbs so far and I'm excitied to lose the rest. Sat, 15 Jan 2011 18:10:06 EST New Sparkteam: Spark the World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39186010 Please check out my new Sparkteam, Spark the World! It's for active Sparkers who love life and the site and want to spread the Spark as far as it will go. I'd love to see you there! Everyone is welcome. Sat, 15 Jan 2011 17:02:50 EST What are you eating today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39181934 I love that I just had a BLT for lunch and it was totally in line with my nutritional needs. I entered it in my nutrition tracker paired with some yummy grapes. It was a good reminder that I can eat most things as long as I am thoughtful about it and eat in moderation. But I'm still staying away from sweets because once I start with those it's hard to stop! Sat, 15 Jan 2011 13:32:28 EST I lost 5 pounds inone week!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39178138 I was not going to weigh in today. I kept thinking to myself of all the unhealthly chooses that I made this week. Why didn"t I run on the treadmill last night after work??? The last 3 days I have been recording what I have been eating . I started wearing my pedometer to work to track my steps. I even told 2 people about sparkpeople program that I am starting to use. so let's hear the drum role !!! Brum role!!!!!!5 pounds!!! yes !!! 5 pounds!!!!! My last born chid weighed in at 6.7 a... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:56:18 EST Finished my first 5k today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39177769 Finished my first race today, although I wouldn't say I was "racing" with a time if 48 min 55 sec...but I finished and I"m proud of myself! We are strong and we can do this! Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:40:19 EST Feeling in control http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39175393 I just wanted to say that right now what I'm enjoying most is feeling in control of my eating and that I have a plan to reach my goals. Yes, I'm losing pounds (yipee!), but right now the part I'm enjoying most is feeling under control. Know what I mean? Sat, 15 Jan 2011 08:57:23 EST Birthday cake -- what would you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39175167 I've done about 3 weeks of healthy eating with no sweets, and I'm feeling great. Tomorrow is my neice's birthday. I'm trying to decide if I'd like to have a small piece of cake (and count it in my nutrition tracker), or if that's just going to set me off to eat more unhealthy foods. I know I need to be able to build ocassional indulgences into my program, but I don't want to mess up what is already working for me right now. I honestly don't think I'll feel too deprived. There have been pl... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 08:46:56 EST Worried that this won't work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39172242 I am feeling a little worried as I end the second week of my latest Spark diet attempt. At first it seemed fairly manageable. I was pretty good the first few days tracking my calories eaten, and then I went over my limit several days in a row. I thought I was off to a better start this week when I managed to exercise on Monday. However it is now early Saturday morning and I had several days of poor eating habits and I have not worked out since Monday. I am feeling like I am not staying full a... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 01:22:28 EST Diet Soda..... or so you thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39158211 So all this talk about diet Soda I have had and that I only drink 1 maybe every other day. Well hello the amount of sodium in there is enough to make a scale not be your friend... sodium and water weight ... hmmm so I have decided on 1 a week. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 13:09:18 EST Small goals??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39157989 Today is day 4 that I've actually stayed completely on track with my meal plans & such! & for the first time....I couldn't finish my lunch!! I was just too full :D happy, happy, happy! It's small achievements like these that will keep me going! Any one else reached a small goal they'd like to share?? Fri, 14 Jan 2011 13:00:09 EST Nutrition Tracker - MUST USE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39150722 Hello, my fellow SP Jan team! I wanted to share with you an epiphany I had this morning. Like most of use, I'm use to dieting and counting calories. I faithfully use a calorie counter phone app to track my daily calories. <BR> <BR> I decided to give the SP nutrition tracker a try yesterday....logging in EVERYTHING I ate. While I stayed within my caloric needs, I was deficient in EVERY vitamin but 2! Except for one indulgence, everything I ate was healthy (orange, apple, non-fat yogurt, ... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 08:32:18 EST Week two jitters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39147943 Hi everyone. I'm feeling a little demotivated this morning after my weigh-in. <BR> I started with SP last week and I've lost 8 pounds. I've weighed myself this week and I've put a pound on, though I can't understand why. I've stuck to my calories and increased my exercise, including starting one day a week at the gym this week. Is there any reason why I might have put on weight, instead of lose it? <BR> <BR> EF <em>15</em> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 04:42:17 EST For all of you creative eaters... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39144769 HELP!!! I know I have probably asked so many people this question already, but what do I eat? I know, so broad of a question. Let me narrow it down for you: <BR> <BR> 1. I CAN'T cook. No, I'm not being sarcastic or under-exaggerated or even modest- I simply can't. <BR> <BR> 2. Sandwich, salad, soup. That is about all my lunches and supper consist of. I am great on breakfast foods: smoothies, wheat waffles, eggs, wheat toast, bananas. Those are all simple foods. =) <BR> <BR> 3. Once again,... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 22:49:26 EST Hello Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39139638 Well, I made it! I am finally here. :) <BR> <BR> I live in Houston, Texas and sit in commuter traffic approximately two hours per day. By the time I get home it is dark outside, so my outdoor activity is limited. I would like to start walking, but don't know anyone in my area (yet). I go to no impact aerobics on Monday nights, and sprinkle in some Burlesque classes and Yamuna Body Rolling here and there when they happen. My goal at this point is to lose 35-50 pounds by May. <BR> <BR> Spar... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 19:32:37 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39136745 My name is Melissa, I'm 23 and have been trying for a long time to lose weight! I always find myself starting, not getting anywhere, and then gaining a few more pounds. I was soooo excited to discover SparkPeople and truly believe this site could change my life. I joined about a week ago- I'm an incredibly shy person- both in person and online- I contribute a lot of that to being uncomfortable with my weight- so I am now finally introducing myself - and taking steps to lose weight, feel great... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:19:25 EST Hello Everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39135015 Hello, I joined SP on January 4, 2011. I have found this site to be very informative and supportive. If anyone is looking for a buddy, feel free to add me Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:02:07 EST Help! Chocolate chips are calling my name! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39133716 Today I'm bored, stuck inside due to the snow, and want chocolate chips! I have some in the house and know right where they are, but do I really want them? Or is it just the boredom talking? I know I could have less than 1/4 of a cup of them and not do any real damage to my diet, but again, do I really want them? I don't think I do. I just want something to do. Maybe I'll go do a load of laundry, do an exercise video, or play Wii sports! We don't have tv and very few videos, so I'm grasping a... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:02:12 EST Are hips really the last thing to go??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39131142 I mean honestly I power walk, I run, or do some form of cardio at least 5 days a week and it seems like to no avail. lol I feel like I am shrinking everywhere else, but my hips and butt are going NOWHERE!! Does anyone else feel that same way? Are there any workouts that you guys are doing that are helping with that!! HEEEEELP!! lol <em>198</em> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:11:49 EST First compliment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39121399 I got my first compliment last night since taking action on my weight/health amost three weeks ago. My husband told me he was impressed how I was sticking with the walking (my exercise at this point). A compliment felt nice, and I also appreciated that it was about my behavior not just my looks. Of course part of why I want to lose weight is about looking good, but I also just want to be a healthy and active person, and that's what his compliment reinforced for me. <BR> <BR> Have you gott... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 06:07:53 EST a new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39121003 I got 3 miles in this morning on the treadmill !!!! <BR> yesterday was a very unactive day for me. I am hope that I can stay on track today. I know I can not make up for yesterday. I am so glad it is a new day. and I can make a fresh start. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 04:47:27 EST Introducing Smiley Sam :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39120670 HI there just introducing myself as it seemed like a great idea. So I'm 30 years old (turning 31 in April) I used to be really active in my younger years and was in the NZ Army for just over 3 years. I have 3 children and am no longer with their father. I have always shed any weight gained after each child, however with my third child I shed all the weight & 10 kgs extra and when I started studying nursing (career change) my lifestyle changed and I've found it harder and harder to budge any w... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 02:53:56 EST Me, Myself, and I http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39115092 Hello everyone! <BR> My name is Kristin(ALLTHATJAZZ206) and I am 21 years old. My birthday is coming up in less than a month and I will be 22. I currently weigh 209.4lbs but this is not my heaviest. I originally joined sparkpeople in January of 2008 in hopes to lose weight for my wedding. Unfortunately disaster struck, we were forced to move in with my inlaws, I hit health issues and the stress set in. I said my vows on May 31,2008 at a whopping 223lbs. I swore Id never be so heavy again. Aft... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 21:10:43 EST Shake Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39111899 Wondering if anyone has tried the shake weight and what they think of it. I got one for Christmas and am not sure what I think yet. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:11:21 EST Work out tunes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39111752 Working on compiling a great set of workout tunes, what are you using that is upbeat, please share!!!! Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:05:48 EST What time do you stop eating for the day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39110390 Just wondering if there are other who try to finish their food for the day by early in the evening. I feel like it's much easier for me to eat healthy if I'm not snacking later on, and I feel that I sleep better as well when I don't eat close to bedtime. <BR> <BR> If you do eat after dinner, what kinds of healthy snacks do you have? Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:06:08 EST Valentine challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39110340 Here I go. <BR> <BR> 1/10 205 <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/30 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 <BR> <BR> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:03:46 EST HELLO SPARKS PEOPLE... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39108844 HI MY NAME IS MARCIA AND IM HERE TO LOSE WEIGHT AND WANT TO GET FEET, NEED HELP, AND SUPPORT, WANT TO BE MOTIVATED Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:02:10 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39108542 Just introducing myself. This website really rocks. Who knew journaling my food intake could be so insightful and exciting! Have already lost a little weight already that I just attribute to water and holiday cookies... Looking forward to start focusing on exercise over the next few days as I get over a cold I've been fighting. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:49:48 EST Howdy, folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39107264 A little about me - I'd been heavy for most of my life, starting about age 11 or 12 I suspect, though it's hard to remember clearly - I look at old photos and seem so *small*. About six or seven years ago (when I was 27-28), I had mosied up to around 285 (I'm 6'0"). I came across a link to http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/www/hackd<BR>iet.html. It appealed to my analytical side, so I decided to jump straight in. <BR> <BR> I set a goal of 180 (the high end of my "acceptable" BMI) in 9 mo... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:02:23 EST V-Day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39105749 1/10 280 <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/30 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 <BR> <BR> Will check in next week with a weight... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:58:58 EST useful article on the myths of health & food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39104274 http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/15 <BR> -worst-health-diet-myths Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:04:16 EST Skinny Me hiding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39101652 Hi my name is Lena. I am new here. Been on the program almost 2 weeks, have lost six pounds since then, and almost 2 inches off my waist, hips, and thighs!! I started at 170, and am now 164.Its exciting!! <BR> I lost control after my last baby, and was skinnier after the baby then I was when she turned 6 mths old! I turned a corner in my life, when my daughter was watching a commercial with me about some weightloss program, and she said "Mom, maybe you should lose some weight, like her.." It... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:33:19 EST connie10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39101439 Greetings,non-fur bearing beings! My mom doesn't know how to use the 'puter so I had to step in. I personally am responsible for mama's 20# weight loss! Yes,it's true that if I wouldn't have run down the mountain we live on, all those times ,she wouldn't have worked up her heart rate but that's another positive,right? In nice weather we walk 4 miles. On days like this(way below freezing) we do several fast walks of 10 minuets. We do wonder if any of you humans and furry folks do anything else... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:26:55 EST Who Do I Want to Be? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39101310 I want to grow old gracefully with strength and wisdom. I want to be looked up to as an inspiration to others for physical and mental accomplishments. I want glow and beam with the effervescent of life. But most of all I want to be healthy, not wake to my feet hurting, back aching, hips hurting when I get out of bed every morning. I DON'T want to go to the doctor with aches and pains, or not feel like doing anything but sit. Most of all I do not want to be that HUGE woman driving around ... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:23:11 EST Joining SparkPeople. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39096665 Hi, <BR> My name is Debra & I'm new to Spark.:) <BR> My sister recommended this website to me cause we both decided to lose a few kgs before spring & even more before summer.We've tried it a few times,but have been unsuccessful (I hope Spark changes that!!!).I'm also a student at Uni. & I've found it harder to find time to excercise since I joined Uni.But I'll be buying my own food,which should at least help.We just came back to Uni. after the Christmas break & so far it's been challenging to... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 09:57:53 EST Discouragement is setting in. =( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39095443 I have lost 0 pounds since I started on January 2nd. What am I doing wrong? I workout (doing cardio everyday and strength training every other day) for 30 minutes a day. PLEASE give me some advice on how much you all work out. Maybe I am just not working out enough. I worked off 3500 calories last week, which should add up to a pound. So why is it not showing on the scale? <BR> <BR> I know the numbers aren't everything, but I haven't exercised in years. For me to be pushing myself as much a... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 09:23:18 EST Is this normal??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39095043 Is this normal to happen? I have started being more active AND limiting and watching what I am consuming. cutting back on bad stuff, eating more good stuff, drinking water, limiting my coffee.... BUT THE SCALE IS MOVING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION!!!!! HELP!!! This is very discouraging. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 09:09:02 EST Tired of being "Overweight" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39092456 This is my first message. I am new at this. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 07:04:15 EST Starting again in 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39089489 Hi, I'm new here! Actually, I'm not technically new, I've been here since 2008, but my username is new! <BR> <BR> I'm starting fresh for the new year and I'd really like to make some friends here that I can share that experience with! <BR> <BR> If you're looking for someone to motivate you and vice versa, please friend me! <BR> <BR> Oh, a little about me... I'm 25. I just hit the "200" mark without realizing it. I'm shocked and disgusted with how unhealthy and unhappy I've become, and I wa... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:52:36 EST New Member: Clugster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39085318 Hello my name is Chasity and I just turned 40 last month. I work at vet school as an anesthesia veterinary technician and I am taking classes in College Station, Texas. My goal is to become nice-looking healthy veterinarian. I just started this last Saturday. I wanted to try something different and new. I used to be on Weight watcher almost ten years ago and lost 15 pounds however over the years I gained 5 pounds back. I would like to lose 25 pounds. It is time for me to have new body makeove... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:15:19 EST Ooops -- Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39085212 Still learning how to post <em>30</em> I started on Jan. 3 and just found this team today while searching for a group to be "a part" of and I think I found it!!! <BR> I have been drinking water, reading an inspirational message and exercising each day. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:12:13 EST cynthia50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39083558 I am a cynthia, I will be truning fifty on the 23, of this month. I am 60 pound over weight and would like to loose the pound before August. I neeed some encouragement. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:13:59 EST What does it take to lose 10 lbs by Valentine's? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39082201 I've been journaling my eating and exercising here on SP, and SP gave me a range of 1200-1550 calories per day to lose weight. <BR> <BR> In order to lose 10 lbs by Valentine's Day (a team challenge), do I need to be in the lower part of that range? 'Cause I'm in week 2 and having a hard time maintaining the 1550 maximum. <BR> <BR> Help? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> Athi Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:24:15 EST I just turned 59. I need to get motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39079853 Food is my love. I need to gain control of my eating habits, eat less at meals and learn to feel full. My work/life is hectic. I need to walk more than 3x a week, more than 15 to 20 minutes at a time. IGod and family are my lifeline. Pam Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:43:52 EST New Sparkie - Virgin Poster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39078697 Just discovered spark people. It's actually working and it's only been 6 days. Tracking really makes all the difference. Not sure what else to say since this is my first post ever, anywhere. So there. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:54:29 EST Salty Crunchy Snack Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39076552 Ok...I confess...I LOVE salty, crunchy snacks! I can easily pass up sweets...but I crave the salty snacks. The CRUNCH is important. I sometimes substitute sea salt for different spices. I've been trying to brainstorm some snacks I can incorporate into my day without killing myself on calories and to satisfy my craving. If anyone else has some great ideas maybe you could share as well. Here are a few. I posted some links below for the recipes. <BR> <BR> Popcorn (air popped) <BR> 5 cups of air... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:29:29 EST Hello At Last! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39076252 Finally getting to introduce myself! I'm Christy and I just started tracking things this week. I'm really excited to finally be doing this! I will need support, so I'm hoping to lean on you all through this process. Can't wait to get to know you! Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:17:52 EST Finally saying hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39072968 Hello <BR> I joined last week, and have only just had a chance to check out the boards and say hi. <BR> I have a long road ahead and 140 pounds to lose, so will be here a while. <BR> Looking forward to getting to meet some new buddies. <BR> Good luck to everyone on their journey x <BR> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 13:14:09 EST Hooray! 5 1/2 lbs lost in week one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39064417 Hello my fellow SparkPeopl, i am so chuffed with myself that i wanted to jump around the room. First week back on the diet (after a 6 month lapse!) i have lost 5 1/2 lbs! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I am so pleased with myself. Obviously i know the first week is mainly water but it's really motivating me to know that what i am eating, drinking more water, cutting out the alcohol and tracking everything really works! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone else is getting on well. Good luck to us all, we can d... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 08:15:58 EST So excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39061268 HI my name is Kirstin and i'm very excited i found this site...i love that is has every tool you could imagine...just hope i can motivate myself to do it right and not cheat myself. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 02:07:40 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39058427 Hi, my name is Carol and I think I'm actually glad I found this website. I need to lose some serious weight but more than that I need to feel better about it. Don't know if that makes any sense to anyone but me. Anyway, Ive determined to get my health back and so far from what I have seen on SparkPeople I believe I an do this. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:50:45 EST Determined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39057612 Hey, everyone. I am neither new to Spark People or and weight loss program. Nevertheless, this past Friday I began this new attempt and I must succeed. Also, I must check out what types of challenges this group offers. Joining teams and taking on challenges were two things I did not do the last time I signed up. I think that's a big part of my problem; support is essential. Anyway, I look forward to sharing in the journey with you. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:20:54 EST I'm in on the Valentines Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39057219 I may get confused from time to time on how to post but count me in. I started on 1/4/11 and weighed 216.8. <BR> 1/10 216.8 <BR> 1/17 213 (7 TO GO......WooHOo) <BR> 1/24 211.6 (On my way!!!) <BR> 1/31 206.2 (Made it, Keeping on it!!) <BR> Lost 10.6 Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:06:33 EST Great Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39057002 1/10 - 150 <BR> 1/17 - <BR> 1/24 - <BR> 1/31 - <BR> 2/7 - <BR> 2/14 - Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:58:27 EST New to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39056150 This is a really great site and I'm hoping it will help me along on my weight loss and fitness goals. My goals are to lose about 40 pounds and to tone my muscles. I really love running but I don't like to go out in the cold and snow so I do some fitness videos inside. I have lost about 20 pounds so far and want to continue losing. I know that support from others is a really good thing. I am in my mid fifties and all of my kids are grown so I'm working on getting myself in shape. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:29:20 EST 10 by 2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39055569 1/10 222 <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/24 <BR> 1/31 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 <BR> <BR> I can hardly wait to see what that number by Valentines day. <em>104</em> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:11:33 EST READY TO GET STARTED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39055168 Hi Spark Family! <BR> <BR> My name is Tia and I am 44 years old, married with 2 children. I was told about this website and thought I'd give it a try. From the looks of it, it seems very encouraging. I hope I can finally remain encouraged and meet my goal of losing 168 lbs. I look forward to meeting a lot of new friends. <BR> <BR> Tia Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:58:38 EST 10 pounds for valentimes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39055020 I as well hope I am doing this right, this is the first thing I have done! <BR> <BR> 1/10 260 <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/24 <BR> 1/31 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:53:59 EST new fat girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39053783 I have been on this website for about a week. This is my first post. I love reading all of the sucess stories and really have become inspired by others. I have read a few that if I did not know better, I would think I wrote them. I have been over-weight for about 15 years and have been on every diet known to man. I really think this time is it! I wake up sometimes thinking I am having a heart attack. I really wanted to have by-pass surgery and have even talked to my doctor. After semi... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:12:32 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39051226 I just found this today! I joined late night January 2 and actually started on January 3. Lost 3 pounds the first week! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:44:26 EST I'm in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39051086 1/10 176.6 <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/30 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 <BR> <em>243</em> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:39:22 EST I'm in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39050860 1/10 162.6 <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/30 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:29:39 EST What exercise dvd do people recomend ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39050272 i'm looking for a few work out dvds which ones do you think work best <BR> <BR> what type of exercise is it? <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:03:26 EST New Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39046541 Hello....I am confused and trying to figure out this site. All I have figured out so far is to put food on my custom menu. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:32:47 EST count me in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39044659 10 ibs dnt sounds like much but its a challenge that i was struggling with for so long.i really hope that i could overcome all of the hurdles and obsticles that i will face on my healthy lifestyle change; journey to the top.:) Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:26:20 EST New again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39043179 Second time to join year of 2008 lost 75 lbs with SP help. Gained it back in 2010, lost my sister-in-law and mother-in-law in spring, gained 45 lbs then had hysterectomy last week of Nov. Really need to lose 145 to be where I should be, but if I can loose 75 this year will be very happy. Can't do much exercise right now so working on good eating habits. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:33:59 EST Good afternoon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39042642 Stoked and ready to begin this new journey! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:17:08 EST Does anyone else have trouble with... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39042574 Now that you are eating healthier, do you find yourself eating more at a meal than you used to? <BR> I have found that eating all of the food I'm supposed to at a meal is really hard. I start getting full halfway through the meal. And by the time I finish the meal, I'm stuffed. That is if I can finish the meal. <BR> Getting all the calories and protein I need and keeping my carbs under control is really difficult. I'm pre-diabetic so I have to keep the carbs under control. <BR> Does anyone ... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:15:11 EST Healthy Giveaway on my blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39042429 I hope this is okay to post. Enter to win free: <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayoates.com/2011/01/progre<BR>sso-light-my-blog-spark-giveaway.html </link> <BR> <BR> The prize pack is: <BR> A VIP coupon for a free can of Progresso soup <BR> A yoga mat <BR> A BPA Free Reusable Water Bottle <BR> A set of aerobic bands <BR> A sport headband <BR> Two sport wristbands Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:10:14 EST V-Day Challenge :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39039146 1/10 - 145 <BR> 1/17 - 144.2 <BR> 1/24 <BR> 1/31 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:29:27 EST Hi, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39038714 I stumbled on to this board last week and here I am making a page and everything. I was actually willing to pay money for a program and found this one for free. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you. My name is Rhonda. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:16:16 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39037756 I'm a 23 year old mommy of a 4 year old.I have been here for a week now and thought it was time to introduce myself. At the start of my journey (1/3/10) I weighed in at 261. I did my weekly weigh in and was surprised at the result I weighed in at 255.8...5 pounds in the first week has proven to me that this is the site I need to be on! I would love a buddy that is facing the same things as me. Being a young mommy and being this overweight. My ultimate goal is to lose another 75 my September f... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:49:34 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39036925 My name is Kimmie2011 and this is my first time here on SP. I am truly excited about being a part of SP. I will need much motivation to reach my goal, but I do know that I am tired of procrastinating. I tend to give up when I don't see a difference, but I am learning that the weight did not get here overnight and I'm definitely not going to lose it overnight.I look forward to meeting new friends and forming a circle of support around me. <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:25:52 EST we can do this :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39032226 1/10 195 <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/30 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 <BR> <BR> Can't wait to see the successes :) Mon, 10 Jan 2011 07:24:30 EST I'm in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39031292 I'm totally up for the challenge! <BR> What a great motivator! :) <BR> 1/10- 206 <BR> 1/17- <BR> 1/24- <BR> 2/7- <BR> 2/14- Mon, 10 Jan 2011 06:15:37 EST Herbalife anyone??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39030041 Hi everyone!!! My friend told me about Herbalife, a dietary supplement. She uses the shakes but they also sell pills. Has anyone used this before and if so how did they work? <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone!! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 01:51:55 EST Nettyjean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39029396 Feeling a bit overwhelmed. Not sure how to count proteins, carbs....ext. <BR> I also don't see where it list you should eat 3-5 fruit and veggies. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 00:37:25 EST Hello to all of you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39027853 Hi to all the SP members my name is Eduardo and Im here to learn on healthy eating and lose like 30 pounds that I have on my 5'11 body frame. <BR> Thank you all for your support. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 23:11:37 EST Lose 10 lbs for valentines http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39027133 <em>306</em> . I'm in. <BR> <BR> 1/10 <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/24 <BR> 1/31 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 Sun, 9 Jan 2011 22:42:13 EST help each other out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39024958 lets use this to post questions to help one another! <BR> my first questions if someone wants to help me: for those of you losing weight, are you staying withing the goal carbs, protein, and fat? <BR> <BR> thanks! and i love the lose ten by valentines day! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 21:20:40 EST Beginning my Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39023138 Hi everyone. New to this and I'm excited to see so many things on this website to keep one motivated. I've been on a different journey for the past year and a half which has brought me here today. I am happy to say that I'm finally wrapping my head around doing something about my weight. I'm on medication that makes one gain weight but I'm determined to beat it and lose the weight despite it. If I can beat cancer, I can do this!!! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 20:13:21 EST 1st Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39020935 I've lost 9 pounds! I know it's mostly water weight (and I did start out at 286) but I'll take it. <BR> <BR> Wishing you all much success! <em>104</em> Sun, 9 Jan 2011 18:51:29 EST Great challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39020717 1/10- 175 <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/24 <BR> 1/2 <BR> 1/14 Sun, 9 Jan 2011 18:43:04 EST My first challenge-oh dear! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39020245 Goal is to lose 30 pounds so instead of embarrassing myself with my weight number, I shall start with 30 and work my way down. <BR> 1/10 +30 <BR> 1/17 +29 <BR> 1/30 +26 <BR> 2/7 +25 <BR> 2/14 +24 Sun, 9 Jan 2011 18:24:57 EST team challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39019644 I'm game <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> 1/10 - 179 <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/24 <BR> 1/30 <BR> 2/07 <BR> 2/14 Sun, 9 Jan 2011 18:02:32 EST That might be do-able! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39017879 1/10 185 Sun, 9 Jan 2011 16:53:25 EST Reaching out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39014701 I love being able to reach out to others with similar interests through the internet. Hello out there to all of you who want to live healthier lives. I am a health care professional and know the benefits of good diet and exercise, yet lack the motivation to be the best I can be. Now I'll be looking for hints and ideas from all of you! I'll also share with you some of the things I HAVE found successful over the years, including gardening tips, hiking suggestions, cooking with herbs, and men... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 14:40:47 EST Lets Go !! For Valentines Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39014077 1/10 290 Sun, 9 Jan 2011 14:11:57 EST Hi Team, any assistance is welcomed!!! ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39014045 Hello all and happy new year. I am brand spankin new to this and welcome any support, motivation, advice and even accountability that comes my way!!! I am new to Spark, but not to life changes, health and nutrition, but knowing is not enough...I am here because I am ready to DO!!!! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 14:10:55 EST Team Challenge lose ten pounds by valentine's day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39013703 I'm totally in would love to lose ten pounds by valentine's day! <BR> <BR> 1/10- 161! <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/24 <BR> 1/31 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 Sun, 9 Jan 2011 13:56:45 EST down ten by V-day! =) love it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39013647 I'm totally in would love to lose ten pounds by valentine's day! <BR> <BR> 1/10- 161! <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/24 <BR> 1/30 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 Sun, 9 Jan 2011 13:54:57 EST Happy Valentines to skinner me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39012229 1/10 243 <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/30 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 <BR> Sun, 9 Jan 2011 12:53:36 EST I am ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39012174 I am the mother of four beautiful girls and I am ready to get my body back. My kids are 8, 5, 2 and 1 so I am really busy..in all honesty if I wtach what I eat then I should lose 10 just from not snacking..I just got to do it! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 12:51:46 EST that's me - new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39011449 Good Morning, <BR> My name is Tish and I'm new to the team. I will join the Valentine's Day Challenge starting tomorrow. <BR> <BR> This will be fun for me as I can get into self competition. <BR> Hello everyone! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 12:23:34 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39010685 Well I am back to the starting of the next and hopefully last life style change. I have been trying to lose weight over the last couple of years. I do great in the beginning then fall off the wagon and gain the weight back. I have been losing and gaining the the same 10-15 lbs. Over Christmas I gained more than that and was 5 lbs heavier than I have ever been. I really really want to succeed this time. I made a new spark people account and starting fresh. Not going to dwell on the past just l... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 11:52:58 EST Hello, I am back.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39009769 Hello Team! <BR> <BR> I was a member about a year ago... but then life happened... and then happened again... and again. Now I am back, and ready to lose. I have joined WW (just before Christmas, it was the BEST decision that I have made for me in a long time). I had a push from my doctor but I am doing this for me and for my future family. I LOVE WW and am already feeling better about myself. I currently don't have an overall goal due to the fact that my DH and I are hoping to get the go ah... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 11:24:47 EST Meet your Magical Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39009555 Hi Everybody! I just found this SparkPeople website yesterday, there's a lot going on and I haven't figured everything out, but I am so encouraged! I need to lose weight, get healthy, and live to 100. Those are my goals. I'm 55 now, so I've got 45 good years to go! I'm going to Disneyland in May, I want to have the strength and stamina for 3 days of Magic! I completely hate cheeses, yogurt, and any other product essentially make with milk that has gone bad. And I don't eat "burgers", I don't ... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 11:17:05 EST Newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39009490 I'm 24, married for just under 3 months to the love of my life, and I'm too young to be this overweight. I've always been a bigger girl, but for some random reason I started dropping weight like crazy 3 years ago and for a 6 month period I was down to a size 8/10. Of course, just like the weight came off for no reason, it came right back on with again, no change to my diet or exercise. <BR> <BR> But now that I've tasted the skinny life, I have a goal in mind, and clothes I'm waiting to fit ... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 11:15:09 EST I'm In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39008738 This will be my first challenge and I am very excited!! <BR> 1/09 201 <BR> 1/17 <BR> 1/30 <BR> 2/7 <BR> 2/14 Sun, 9 Jan 2011 10:48:38 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39007597 Hi All, <BR> <BR> Im new to this website. I am excited about transforming into a new me for this year. I hope to make changes, joine the 10lb challenge, and make some buddy friends along the way. I am excited about this website and all the tools and support available to each and everyone of us. See you out there and lighter! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 10:07:24 EST Team Challenge Lose 10 pounds for Valentine's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x39006445 Team Challenge to lose 10 pounds by Valentine's Day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's how it will work! <BR> <BR> Sign in Once! List your starting weight, then the weeks until February 14, come in every Monday and update your same post, do not add a new one! <BR> Like this: <BR> <BR> 1/10 256 <BR> 1/17 254 <BR> 1/24 255 <BR> 1/31 252 <BR> 2/7 258 <BR> 2/14 257 <BR> <BR> Come on Team, let's do this! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <em>212... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 09:23:33 EST hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39005787 well i have joined,and feel very positive. <BR> want to loose weight <BR> Want to feel like a human doing,not a human being!! <BR> So need new friends,instead of food, and lots of encouragment. <BR> so, thanks for being here. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 08:52:21 EST one week in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39004641 Well it's been one week and I'm down 4 lbs. I just can't believe it. I'm hoping to continue with the plan. I find it easy to follow. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 07:39:59 EST foxylady_12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39002833 hi all i need to lose some pounds i need to go from 340 down to 140. when i stop smoking 6 years ago that is when i gain i have a few medical problems that keep me from walking any distances, my biggest down fall is sweets, & chocolate, chocolate is the worst one, i have ocd, high blood pressure, problems with my breathing, i do not cook any more it is cheaper for me to buy the frozen dinners, but there is to much salt in them, i suffer from depression, anxiety, disability, with out the sle... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 01:42:13 EST Looking for the skinny me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x39000669 Hello~ <BR> Looking to lose 60 pounds and not find it again. Recently lost job so motivation is hard with food so handy. Gluten sensitive but can't find a team listed with same issues. Love walking my dog and being outside with nature. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 23:04:42 EST Wendy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38999579 Hello my name is Wendy im from Colton CA Im 31 years old and have 2 kids.. Im new to using this website and never have tried to use a site like this before.. This is all new.. But it seems to be a good place to talk to people and keep motivated. And get on the right track of foods to eat.. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 22:19:05 EST Hello! I am brand new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38999199 Hello! I recently quit smoking and the weight gain has been too much. All I want to do is eat, eat, eat. I need to loose weight and get healthy! My neice told me about SparkPeople, so here I am! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 21:59:37 EST Hi everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38999186 My name is Jenn and I want to lose 30 lbs (well more but I want to start with a goal meet that and move on) I am hoping to lose most of it in the next 5 months. We are visiting family in May and it would be nice to have lost some weight by then. I am a wife and mother of a 2 year old (she keeps me busy). I am also in grad school full time and work full time. I really need support to get this weight off. I have tied many diets in the past but I like that this site encourages me to change ... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 21:59:14 EST Hey! I'm Courtney & Trying To Lose 20 lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38998243 Hey :) My name is Courtney. I just joined this site a little earlier this evening, so I'm not totally sure how it works yet. I'm trying to lose 20 lbs. in 2-3 months. If you read my page, I've already started eating better and working out. If anyone know of anything to help me, please let me know! :) Thanks. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 21:18:16 EST This is MY year :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38995772 I'm a busy mom of 4 who really needs to get her butt in gear (and gone)....lol. I want to be a better and healthier example to my kids so they don't grow up with the same weight issues. This is MY year as I turn the big "4-0" on Monday. Not sure how to feel about it yet but I'm sure it will be all good :) Sat, 8 Jan 2011 19:35:37 EST Hey guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38995514 Hello everyone! I just signed up this week and wanted to say hi. I'm looking for friends to help encourage me on my weight loss journey and I'm also here for encouragement too. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 19:24:46 EST Heather's Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38995104 Hi! My name is Heather, and I am from Fort Stewart, Georgia. I am 19 years old. I am looking to loose weight and manage a healthy weight once I reach my goal, because I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome.) I was diagnosed with it about 2 months ago. I have 2 children, both girls, who are 2 years old and 11 months old. I look forward to using this site and hope it helps! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 19:07:17 EST Hi everyone I'm Samantha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38994765 New to spark here just found this on internet today and it looks really helpful and fun. My name is Samantha I am 36 and from MO. I am looking to meet friends as well as lose this excess weight I have gained since 2000. Would appreciate all the support I could get and I will do the same and help you. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 18:49:21 EST Sandy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38992361 I am Sandy and I am 48 years old. I learned about SparkPeople from People magazine. I am trying to lose weight and get in shape and in better health. I had cancer 3 years ago and have gone through chemo and several surgeries. I want to get my life back on track and be healthier than I was before (which probably won't take too much as I wasn't healthy then). I have found that, even though I have only been in it for a few days, SparkPeople has already helped me a lot. Thanks for any input o... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 16:41:24 EST New Year, new life, new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38991889 Recently divorced, new career, new man in my life, time to get my weight and self image back on track Scared but also excited. I now realize I am so much stronger than I ever thought and I am ready to begin this phase of my new life. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 16:16:49 EST Starting from Scratch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38991196 Hi - my name is Carrie. I am a single mom of an 8-year old son and I am hoping to get moving and lose some weight. Overall I need to lose over 150 lbs but right now I am focusing on losing 1 at a time. =) Sat, 8 Jan 2011 15:43:18 EST Meg39a http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38990734 Hi I am very new to this forum am would like to say hi. I am trying to lose around 40 pounds this year. I lost 50 pounds last year without really trying and hit my plato so figured with the help and support of everyone I might just break through it. <BR> <BR> I have two daughters and 6 Grandchildren ages 16 through 9. They are all active with school. My daughters are both going to college, one is Masters headed and one is Bachelors headed. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 15:22:18 EST Looking for buddies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x38990648 I figured I'd start a thread for those of us looking for buddies to help motivate each other! <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Jan 2011 15:17:36 EST My First Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38990236 I'm here to lose 50 lbs. by Christmas 2011. This is my first day and I already love this site. I was so glad to see that there wasn't exercise scheduled for today because I'm feeling really rotten today and have been a couch potato most of the day. And I think that's most of my problem - not enough movement. I know I eat healthy foods. I'm not sure if my portions are okay, so I'm glad this will let me know. <BR> I live on the east coast and love to write. I am currently editing my first... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 14:58:05 EST new year new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38989421 after gastric bypass ten yrs ago..more than fifty lbs has came bac in last year..time to get to my healthy weight again..just need motivatvation after thyroid problems and break up of relationship bcuz of weight...help! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 14:21:17 EST SP Class of Jan 2-8: How is your first week going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x38988657 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We have the privilege of being the first SP class of 2011 - Let's show'em what we've got! <BR> <BR> How is your first week going? <BR> <BR> Mine went well and I am very happy to be here on SP. :D <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> Go team! <BR> Athi Sat, 8 Jan 2011 13:47:55 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38987999 My name is Crystal. I've been happily married for 15 years and have a daughter who is 17. My weight has been a struggle all my life, going from fat to thin and back again. This year, I have decided to get the weight off and keep it off, and I joined Spark for the sense of community and support. I'm bad to loose motivation and just give up on my own, so I'm hoping that being part of a weight loss community will help keep me accountable for what I'm doing (and not doing) to reach my goals. ... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 13:17:37 EST New to this site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38987941 Greetings....I am new here and wanting to get focused on getting healthy and feeling better about myself..I think by joining here is a positive step forward. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 13:15:16 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38987638 Hello! I am so excited to have found this site!!!!!! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 13:02:43 EST Hello everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38987606 Good afternoon everyone. My name is Michelle and I am here for some support. I am getting married in October and I want to look fabulous at my wedding. More importantly, I want to change my life. Currently, I don't have any health issues because of my weight and I would like to keep it that way. I realize that I need to change my lifestyle and not necessarily diet. So any helpful hints will be appreciated. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 13:01:34 EST new comer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38985847 Hello. I'm new to sparks as of today. I'm impressed by the amount of information and assistance available and can't wait to get started. Looking forward to a new beginning for 2011. I'm 58 years old,still working-family grown up, and I'm a grandma enjoying my grandchildren. Wanting to begin a healthier lifestyle. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:49:04 EST Hello Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38985785 Hi all! <BR> I'm Lola and I'm really looking forward to turning over a new leaf this year in regards to fitness and weight loss. I can be easily distracted and am hoping to find support here. I'm always open to new friends and weightloss buddies so p[lease don't hesitate to contact me. <BR> Here's to a new year for all of us! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:46:49 EST My name is Melissa, I am new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38984015 I am Melissa, I'm 33, have 4 great kids and an awesome hubby. I gastric bypass surgery in 2004, I have gained some weight back. Not all of it, but enough! I am VERY determined to lose weight. Both of my parents are diabetic, so I am very nervous about becoming diabetic as well. I just want to be healthy. I am not looking to be a supermodel, just healthy! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 10:38:52 EST Hi. I am a newbie. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38983868 This is my first experience using Sparks. Read about it in People Magazine. Hope this thing works for me. I lack motivation. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 10:34:03 EST hi I am Tabby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38983418 Hi I am Tabby just getting started...going on a trip with hubby and need extra motivation to get off some wt...looking forward to hearing all ur success stories!!! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 10:16:16 EST Exercise question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x38977921 I want to start working out and do not have the partner nor the motivation to get started. Would having a trainer be a good way to start? <BR> <BR> What would you suggest? I have access to a gym, classes, and home equipment and videos? <BR> <BR> Feeling lost! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 00:27:48 EST Hi there Im new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38976948 Hi my name is Michelle and Im new to this site. Im hoping to find friends that will join me in my effort to lose weight. I will except all the encouragement and advice I can get . I will also give all the support I can to my friends. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 23:26:04 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38976162 I've just joined Sparks and wanted to introduce myself. You may call me Toni. I joined because I have been overweight for many years and want lose the weight for good. I have yo-yo'ed. I'm older now and want focus more on my health. I really need to lose the weight because I'm noticing symptoms diabetes. My mother has type 2 and my dad has full blown diabetes. Additionally, I was diagnosed with Hypoglycemia, which will turn to diabetes if I don't lose the weight. I need a lot of support... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:45:13 EST ready to b sexified http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38974239 i'm really looking forward for some great changes in my health Fri, 7 Jan 2011 21:23:16 EST 28 year old mom from Chandler, AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38974063 Good evening everyone. My name is COla and I"m 28. I'm the mother of 2 (Kaden is 5 and Naomi will be 3 in March) and I've been battling losing these last 30 pounds for the past couple of years. I work a full time desk job and work tends to have alot of "lunch ins" and breakfast. PLus it doesn't help that literally 50 yards away is a Starbucks :) I'm working on watching what I eat but as you can imagine, working full time and dealing with 2 kids is time consuming and I had a tendency to snack ... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 21:16:16 EST Really ready this time...right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38973632 Hi, my name is Mel and I just joined SparkPeople in the hopes of being able to drop 50 lbs. I just had my second child in May and need to still the lose weight from my first pregnancy! I'm just at 200 pounds and would like to be at 150. BMI says I'm obese, but I don't feel obese. It's time though. I have years of bad habits to undo and have attempted to diet many times usually failing miserably - quickly. The best diet I was ever on was South Beach, but I gained it back and I just don't... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 20:57:52 EST hello new york city here 40 y.o http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38971786 hi i am stuart. i live in new york city hells kitchen near times sq <BR> <BR> i am 200 lbs now want to loose 30 lbs and also eat better my cholesterol is borderline high, and that plus the abdominal fat places me in a pre-diabetic state. i know this is totally reversible by diet and exercise. <BR> <BR> i have not worked out regularly ever but have had spurts of going to the gym that usually last 6 months.i belong to new york sports club and i like swimming and cycling. dont care for the ... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 19:30:58 EST Hello to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38969254 I am new to Spark, an I am truly thankful for everything I have read. The support and the tools are going to help me reach my goals. I am a single mom of three kids. With going back to school, work and the little ones, I have turned to food for comfort. So, I am changing my ways... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 17:24:01 EST Hello fellow sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38964667 Hi, I'm Sarah. <BR> <BR> I'm 32 years old, live on the northside of Chicago, married and mom to twins born May 22, 2009. <BR> <BR> I've struggled with weight issues my whole life, and am ready for a major change. I'm currently in the pre-op program for Gastric Bypass surgery, and my nutritionist suggested this website. I'm very excited to get started and meet other people with similar goals. <BR> <BR> See you around the boards! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:52:30 EST Hello Fellow Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38963781 Hi, guys! My name is Meagan. I am from Laurel, MS. My goal is lose 160 pounds and adopt a healthy lifestyle before graduating nursing school and getting married. I am eating my favorite healthy foods and exercising with the Wii Fit. I also LOVE to have new Sparkfriends! Send me a message or comment, and we can go along this weight-loss path together! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Meagan Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:16:33 EST I am new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38961754 Hello, I am Linda and I need to lose a lot of weight. I have no idea how I got this heavy but if I don't do something soon, I know bad things are going to happen. I have severe rheumatoid arthritis and a heart condition - I am 55 yrs. I am a survivor of 3 brain tumors and cervical cancer. I battle depression and high blood pressure. I do not exercise and I am watching what I eat. I have been on diets my whole life, I lose weight and then gain it back. My mother was 61 years old when she lost ... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 12:00:57 EST Hello, SparkFriends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38959584 Hey, Y'all! I'm Liz and I'm excited to start this journey and be a success at weight loss once and for all. I'm also the first to admit that my willpower has wained in the past, so I hope to find encouragement and support from the many SparkPeople who share this journey with me. I've finally made the solid decision in my head to do this, for many reasons. I've got two beautiful little girls who need their Mama around for a long time. I want my daughters' daugters to know me and learn fro... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:48:40 EST Hi. How are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38958924 I'm very happy to be here. I'm Diana from Cambridge, England - a Mom of 4 grown children. My aim is to improve my overall health and lose some of the 13lbs gained since I started working from home. <BR> <BR> I seem to be eating more and moving less since I no longer have kids at home to feed and run after. I thought the reverse would be true so the last year has been a bit of a shock to the waistline. <BR> <BR> Lots of inspirational stories on this site! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to repor... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:25:59 EST Official Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38958460 Hi all. I am joining sparkpeople to finally lose the 70# of baby fat before my "baby" begins to drive. I am looking ahead to watching the inches and pound numbers go down and the fitness numbers rise. I also am looking forward to sharing this year long journey with others. Have a great day!! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:10:29 EST New To Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38958203 Hi, my name Sarah and this is my second day on this site. I tried Weight Watchers 6 years ago and I lost 50 lbs. in 6 months I felt really good but can't afford it now. I would love to get back into shape and feel better about myself. I've struggled over the past few years to accomplish that goal because been dealing with alot of stress in my life. Now I am ready to start new lifestyle, eating healthier, get back into walking and exercising so I will be around for my children (14 year old da... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:01:41 EST hi from Alberta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38950978 Wow! Looks like a lot of people joined this team this week. I'm excited to be here. Hoping to make some better health choices this year and pleased that I've made it to the gym four days in a row. That's good for me. Best wishes for the rest of you on this journey. Thu, 6 Jan 2011 23:41:34 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38947432 hi everyone I am so excited to be here I hope with motivation and dedication I can acomplish my goal! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 21:10:20 EST Day5 and energy to burn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38945856 Hi my name is Charlene and this is day 5 for me. I'm 54, married for twenty years with two grown children. I live on beautiful Prince Edward Island. I joined Sparkpeople cause I wanted to feel good about myself again. My husband has decided we need to take a much needed vacation in March. We've never been outside the Maritimes our whole time together, so this will be a new experience for us. Right now I don't feel comfortable in my own skin. You see, we moved to PEI 13 years ago and... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 20:13:53 EST Well I've made the first step & joined SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38945818 I want to be under 200 lbs again! I'm in my late 40's, kids have left the house, my husband & I are usually in 2 different places so lots of time it's just me watching tv & eating....I have to stop, change my ways and make a commitment! I want to play with my 2 month old granddaughter, not be the old granny that can't do anything! If I don't do it now I never will! Anyone else feel like I do? Thu, 6 Jan 2011 20:12:53 EST Motivated to keep going http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38945248 I just started this week and am ready to keep going. I like the process of tracking yourself. It will keep me accountable. Julie Thu, 6 Jan 2011 19:51:10 EST BLAIRR1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38945131 I'M BLAIRR1 AND I'VE JUST JOINED THE SPARK PEOPLES CLUB I'VE BEEN HEAVY FOR YEARS AND IT HAS AFFECTED MY MARRIAGE AND MY SELF ESTEAM. I WANT TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF AND I WANT MY HUSBAND TO LOOK AT ME THE WAY HE USE TO. I HAVE TRIED MANY DIETS BUT THEY ALL DIDN'T WORK I AM SO GLAD THAT THIS WAS SENT TO ME BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO JOINT WEIGHT WATCHERS OR ANY OTHER DIET PROGRAM BUT I NEEDED HELP BAD. THANK YOU! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 19:45:33 EST HI, Im Grace256. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38943308 I need to lose 50 lbs. I like structure so would prefer an actual meal programme for each day. Can anyone help with that? Thu, 6 Jan 2011 18:31:41 EST well here goes nothing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38943072 Hi, I'm Emily, I'm 19 years old and 210 lbs. i'm working to get myself back down to 150 which i havn't been since before high school. I've always been a bigger person but i'm ready to change that. hmm i don't really know what else to say. <BR> any words of advice as i start my journey? Thu, 6 Jan 2011 18:21:33 EST Balancing my Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x38941354 It's really helpful that Sparkpeople tracks fat and protein - I am seeing a consistent pattern of too much fat and not enough protein in my daily intakes. Does anyone have suggestions on low fat ways to increase protein? Thu, 6 Jan 2011 16:54:00 EST Getting fit, healthy and happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38939570 I have joined SparkPeople to get healthy and happy again. I have lost weight before and just gain it back. I have made lifestyle changes in the past but always seem to go back to my bad habits. Help! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 15:37:13 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38937705 My name is Jamie, and my family and I moved here recently from Colorado. I grew up in Concrete, East of Mt. Vernon. I jumped on to this website for support, as I am now stalled at 174 pounds. I want to lose anything from 30-40 pounds more. I recently lost 95 pounds. Honestly, the only secret to weight loss is portion control, reading EVERY label before buying the food, and remembering that the goal is more important instant gratification of Taco Bell. I never ever ever eat sugar, soda (NONE),... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 14:24:35 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38936518 Hi everyone. I am new to the site. I have "fallen off the wagon" with my weight. I am still young, only 20 years old so I know I can turn this around. I am the heaviest I have ever been and I am so ashamed. I want to be healthy again. I am determined to be loyal to this site and follow my plan! I would love to have the support of all of you on here. Thu, 6 Jan 2011 13:37:48 EST Hi I'm just starting today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38935972 My name is Brooke I am a 28 year old stay at home mom from Rhode Island. I read about sparkpeople in people magazine and decided to give it a try. I have struggled with losing weight for a while and its just gotten even harder since having kids. I love to work out but its hard finding the time. I plan to try to go early in the morning but I am not really a morning person lol. Eating healthfully is what I think will be the challenge for me. Sticking with a weight loss plan long term has also b... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 13:18:49 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38935413 Hello! I am very new to this site, and hoping 2011 is the year that I FINALLY reach my weight loss goals! Cant wait to get to know everyone Thu, 6 Jan 2011 12:57:38 EST Hoping I can do it this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38934575 Hello, my name is Linda and I am on yet another weight loss journey. Over the last 20 years I have gone up and down so many times. I have 40 pounds to lose. I started trying to lose weight twenty years ago when went to a weight loss clinic and lost 30 pounds and then slowly regained it. Over the years, I have gone up and down. The last attempt was last year when I tried Nutrasystem and lost 20 pounds. I was then laid off my job and was at home and regained everything. I will be turning 50 in... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 12:30:16 EST Hi everyone.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38932821 Hello, My name is Vickie and I need a buddy to help me learn the ways of SparkPeople.. I have 40 pounds to lose and I am determined to lose it .. This is a new year and a new beginning for me. I want to do this for myself and my family. Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:34:18 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38931833 Hi! My name is Jessica and I need motivation! I have some how managed to creap up to 140 pounds in the last decade or so. I have always considered myself a fit a thin girl...but looking in the mirror I see something else. I am not a runner but LOVE zumba and any type of dance. I would love to wear a bikini proudly this year! Can't wait to meet u all Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:00:25 EST Finally getting serious in 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38931267 I am 40 years old - married w/ 2 kids - an 8 and 5 year old. I am currently about the weight I was the day my first child was born!!! If I don't make a change and stop the scales from going higher, higher, higher - I will be at the weight I was when my 2nd child was born - and that is not even an option!!! <BR> <BR> In 2008 I was losing weight and was on the right track. I remember exactly what I weighed the week my life changed. I got a phone call on a Friday night letting me know my parent... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 10:41:59 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38930910 A friend suggested I try SparkPeople and it looks like a lot of resources and motivation. Looking forwarded to being a loser for once. :-) <link>www.facebook.com/jeff.coulter1 </link> Thu, 6 Jan 2011 10:30:55 EST Looking to lose weight & gain friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38930595 Hi! I'm Melissa; 3 months shy of the big 3-0. My goals are: <BR> - lose 65lbs <BR> - get healthy <BR> - get active <BR> - find friends Thu, 6 Jan 2011 10:20:47 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38930036 Hi, <BR> I just found this place, have no idea how to work the site. It's all very overwhelming. I've been reading through the "how to section" and I need a break. <BR> <BR> But anyway, I thought the best way to get started was to say hi. So hi! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 10:03:42 EST Hi everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38929825 I'm 28 years old from Oklahoma and a wife and mother of 2 beautiful girls. I got thru my hardest days (first 2) and it seems like smooth sailing from here. My first day of dieting I thought I was starving and wanted to eat EVERYTHING! LOL I'm hoping to lose around 20 pounds and get back to my before mommy weight (haven't seen that in quite some time!) Good luck to everyone! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 09:57:58 EST Spark me up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38928653 Hello, my name is Angel and I am so excited to have joined Spark. <BR> I have just started training for a 10k and have a goal to lose about 50 pounds. Thu, 6 Jan 2011 09:21:50 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38928423 Hi, <BR> I'm super new to this site, but also very excited! I can't wait to start getting in shape and loosing the weight! If you have any tips please let me know! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 09:14:11 EST Depressed but not fully drained yet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38928247 My name is Dewanna and im 22 years old. My goal is to lose 100 pounds and start a new lifestyle. I joined the program so I can gain my confidence back. Thu, 6 Jan 2011 09:07:53 EST Ading Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x38926987 I hope that you guys dont mind that as time goes on I would l,ike to add the team to my friends list. Thu, 6 Jan 2011 08:17:42 EST thin for my 30s http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38924878 I took the plunge.starting today iI will be thinking about my health. Thu, 6 Jan 2011 05:43:19 EST Greetings Fellow Class Mates! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38924620 Well hiya guys and gals!! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Gabby! I'm 21 years old and from Rowlett, Texas. I'm sooo excited to have joined, and even more excited that SparkPeople has a class team group! Thats so neat! Now I feel awesome, because it's easy for me to meet my own 'class mates', if you will, people, who like me, have a journey and have started at the same time. Sooo neat to be able to watch peoples progress! <BR> <BR> Anyway, my main goal is to loose 50 lbs by next year, an... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 04:51:05 EST a person tired of being over weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38924295 Hi I'm new here trying 2 lose weight I need 2 take off about 50 pounds I like 2 read shop dance love my dogs I've tried so many diets that's have not work but I'm not going 2 give up so I'm giving this site a try as well Thu, 6 Jan 2011 03:10:33 EST New Member From Canada! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38924287 Hi everyone :) <BR> <BR> I recently joined sparkpeople and I'm hoping to stick to losing weight. I've struggled all my life with being overweight, and I want to change. I know I'll never be a size 2, but I would love to at least feel healthier and feel better. <BR> <BR> I've also recently posted a blog :) Please feel free to check it out all. I love reading and responding to comments. <BR> <BR> If anyone needs someone to chat to, or just have someone listen, I'm here. <BR> <BR> Lots of l... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 03:10:08 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38923941 hello! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the site...not new to the diet game. And of course i'm worried about being able to lose the weight. I had a baby, who just turned 3...not such a baby anymore, and yet the weight is still here. i've been motivated off and on to get the weight off, and each time i lose weight...then gain it back, plus some! I am afraid it's a never ending battle. I've seen close family members struggle their entire lives with losing weight. The numbers, for me, really aren't what I'... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 01:55:45 EST HELLO ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38922202 Hi, my name is Miriah, i am 18 years old and new to this program... im not really sure how to use the reasources provided with this program, so it would be nice to have a friend or some one to call on for help, lol plzz if ur interested in helpin me out i would appreciate it. thanx ;) <BR> Wed, 5 Jan 2011 23:33:04 EST What is your primary focus for the beginning? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x38921716 Are you focusing on making changes slowly, one at a time? If so, what have you made your #1 focus for the first week or two? Or are you trying to make changes in every area right away? <BR> <BR> I started out Day 1 with a severe cold and a touch of the flu. Rather than post-pone my start, I kept to it so I wouldn't back out on myself. So for week 1, I've been focusing mostly on drinking lots of water & eating lots of fresh fruits & veggies. I figure next week when the germs are gone & I'm fe... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 23:13:37 EST Resolved to get Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38917892 I've had a couple of serious crisis in my family since Christmas of 2010. My niece passed away from diabetes, and now my brother is gravely ill with bone cancer. I feel this is a wake-up call for me to get up and do something for myself, or the next one will be me. Also, very sad right now..... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 21:04:00 EST Beautiful Goddess http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38917211 Hello World, I'm a 20year old college student lost in the world. I will be 21 in April and its severely overweight!! I weigh 274LBS AND want to be 190 by the end of the year. my goal is to really lose over 100lbs and be a healthy adult and will be able to control my health and weight and be able to have children some day and husband and be happy with myself.. THIS is my goal and I would like all the help and support from everywhere if possible! thank you <BR> <BR> a struggling young adult Wed, 5 Jan 2011 20:43:36 EST Greetings!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38916689 Happy New Year to All!!! I am glad to be a part of this community. I must admit that I allowed the winter blahs and holiday celebration to get the better of me. As a result, I have to loose 10-16 pounds. I love getting outside in the spring and summer and keeping my weight under control during those months are much easier but I have a tendency to go into hibernation mode in the fall/winter. So, one of my objectives is to adopt a healthy lifestyle all year!!! Wish me luck on this journey!!... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 20:25:54 EST First Time!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38916258 Hi my name is Amina, and for years now have been struggling to lose weight. Today my friend told me she heard people talk about this website and suggested I give it a try. So I joined in and am going to give it a shot. Thank you for having me and am looking forward to knowing and working with all of you in reaching our goals. Whichever ones they maybe. Good luck to all of us!!! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 20:09:59 EST new to sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38915961 Hi I've been sick with the flu since saturday, and now I'm starting to get my appetite back. Since saturday my diet has consisted off of gatorade, soup, dry toast, and crackers. I told myself when the new year comes I wanted to lose weight, and now that I'm getting back to normal I wanna eat healthier. I tend to eat fast food a lot though. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I should eat when I eat out? Wed, 5 Jan 2011 19:59:08 EST Spit or Swallow (a game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x38915952 On one of the other teams I am on they play a game called spit or swallow. You state a food then the next person says wether they would spit or swallow, they then state a food of their choice. Lets give it a try. <BR> <BR> First food: cabbage rolls Wed, 5 Jan 2011 19:58:47 EST Back again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38915765 It is unbelievable how many times I have created a spark account and then deleted it when I fell off track. A year ago I joined the program and lost 66 lbs and since stopping have not lost any more. The motivation you get on this site is amazing. Not just for weight loss but for all types of little lessons. I'm excited to get back to it and more importantly to stick with it. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 19:52:25 EST More than a new year's resolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38915287 Hi everyone... <BR> <BR> found a link to this website on a friend's Facebook profile and thought I'd give it a try. I'm not extremely overweight, but have always had a few po eiunds too many though I've been playing soccer and I'm not a big eater either. So I figure I'm doing something wrong. Asthma, thyroid gland problems and my latest diet change (for medical reasons) to dairy-free and gluten-free don't necessarily make things easier. <BR> <BR> Anyway... hoping this will work, it definite... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 19:31:42 EST Nancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38914299 HI, MY Name is nancy. I saw this on Dr. Phil today AND i THOUGHT I WOULD TRY TO DIET SOME WEIGHT OFF. AS YOU CAn see i am not the best typist. I ALSO HAVE MS WHICH LIMITS MY EXCERCISE. I WILL TRY MY BEST TO EXCERCISE. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 18:51:11 EST Hi, I'm new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38913799 My name is Penny and glad to be apart of you team. What a warm welcome. Thanks I'm 40 something have been overweight since I was a child. Had Gastric Bypass in 2001 and went from 415 to 240 very excited and shy at my new look. However over the last year I have managed to gain about 80lbs back due to emotional eating and medication I'm on. I am now off the medication (happy) Now I'm working on the emotional eating part and going to bed early so I'm not up late and feeling like I want som... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 18:27:21 EST Greetings from NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38911098 Hello from Upstate NY. I am 28 and just a few weeks away from my 29th birthday. I want to lose some weight that has crept on over the years and feel good in my own skin. Also, my husband and I are hoping to start a family and I know the healthier I am, the easier it is to do that. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 16:35:05 EST Sick and Tired of Being Fat and Lazy!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38911020 Hi! I'm brand new and I'm quite excited to be apart!! I am totally sick and tired of being fat and lazy!! I am to young to feel this old. I am 22 and totally determined on loosing this weight and making a healthy life change! I have been looking for support and tools, and I think I found it here :) To read more check out my blog!! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 16:32:19 EST Hello, I'm Kincetgirl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38909733 This is my first time trying a weight loss program online. There's so much info on here I'm trying to sort it all out. I have more than 50 pounds to lose. A little on my background. I was always a thin child. I was very active through school. After school the real world set in. Started gaining in my 20's. Had my daughter at 25 which I had dropped 30 pounds before the doctor would help with Clomid. I gained 80 with her pregnancy. 6 mos later I find my self going through a divorce. Dropped a li... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 15:38:27 EST Time for round two? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38909706 Im at it once again. I lost 68 pounds the first time, and have unfortunatly gained a sickening 24 pounds back since November. GROSS. I am once again on track to lose the 24 i gained back, and the remaining pounds I didnt lose before. I can use all the motivation I can get. Feel free to add me! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 15:37:23 EST Before I'm 20. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38908646 Hi, my name is Morgan. I have a goal to be in shape and healthy before I turn 20. It's really hard for me to loose weight, all the women in my family are very curvy and I have yet to anyone keep of the weight. I would like to be the first. I hate the starting point of working out but once I'm working out I enjoy it and eating healthy its tough for me because I love sweets. <BR> <BR> I believe I can do this but I need a lot of help. <BR> I want to be a kick-ass 20 year old film student who ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:55:28 EST Hi, Everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38908589 Hi! I'm Kiesha! I'm 26 years old, and I've rejoined Spark People (with a new page) after a 2 year absences. I'm lazy and I love to eat. I'm also an emotional eater...which really sucks because I'm bipolar II. I'm hoping to get healthy, look, and feel better. Wish me luck! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:52:44 EST Hey there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38908347 Hi everyone I'm a 31 yo male from Canada. I am fortuante that I wear my weight pretty well but I would love to get into better shape and lose some weight but like most I need help staying motivated. <BR> <BR> I originally joined SP back in 2009 but never have really used the website. I have decided I would join this class because I have decided that I need to change and SP will hopefully help keep me motivated. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:43:45 EST hello...anyone.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38907401 i am very nervous and very scared. i have never done anything like this before on a website. the things that i am reading have been positive. i am just looking for some help around the website and some positive words. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:09:36 EST Weigh In Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47165x38907263 Well I always weigh in on Wednesdays its a middle of the week booster and after week 1 (I started last week) I am down 4lbs... <BR> <BR> Thank god.. alot more to go but its a start and a healthy one .. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:05:16 EST New, yeah. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38907246 Hi my name is Vikki and I just joined sparkpeople this morning. I'm actually a little nervous since I don't usually do this kind of thing, but yeah, I'm hoping it'll be awesome. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:04:45 EST Glad to be here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38906187 A new beginning and hopefully a new way of life! <BR> I look forward to meeting those who have the same goals so we can work together! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 13:26:48 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38905851 Hello all, <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to everyone. I just joined SP to help motivate to meet my health goals this year. Looks like a great community with a lot of good tools. I like that the food tracker, forums, pages, journal, etc is all on one site. Makes it nice to quickly enter/track info. <BR> <BR> About me - i'm a nursing student that needs to lose about 80 lbs. Biggest challenge at the moment is probably committing to more activity each day, but that's why i'm here =^.^= Wed, 5 Jan 2011 13:14:53 EST Hi My Name Is Theresa, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38905300 Hi I'm 40 Year Old Married Women Married To a Wonderful Man I'm a Christain Involved In My Church Very Much So It's Been a Year Since i Started To Be On A Diet and Exersice Every Day Between 3 To 5 Days A WEEK fOR 30 mins. so far i lost a total of 33 pounds as far as i know i live in canon city co. like to know more hit me up thanks! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 12:56:01 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38904697 My week getting started trying to lose about 40pounds . I ready and want to be successful. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Jan 2011 12:36:57 EST An eighteen year old classical soprano http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38903992 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm an eighteen year old classical soprano from Canada. I am currently in my first year at university. I am 5'10 and weigh 190 lbs. I want to loose 40 lbs this year with the help of the Spark People program. <BR> <BR> I have dealt with weight related problems my whole life. Ever since I was about eight years old, I have absolutely hated the way that I looked. I finally resorted to anorexia at 15 years old. I have a large frame and weighed about 139 pounds. Acc... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 12:14:05 EST This year will be successful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38903019 Happy New Year to all of my fellow spark people. You are the inspiration I've been looking for. Best Wishes for a happy, healthy, and successful 2011. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 11:40:09 EST New to Spark 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38902797 Hi guys I am cady I am 26 yrs old. I decided to find somewhere where I can just be honest and vent and know that others understand my struggle. I am looking for friends in the community and just blogging and keeping track of my goals. So just wanted to say hi! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 11:32:22 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38902116 my name is Terri and i live in Crawfordsville, IN. i work as a Personal Assistant to a handicapped lady so she can stay in her home. i work overnights so i don't get much exercise as i should because 1) i sleep in the daytime, 2) i am inherently lazy. i would like to lose more than i have posted but i will revisit that goal when i reach this one. i would appreciate all the help i can get!! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 11:09:57 EST Introducing Gesneramor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38900579 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I joined yesterday and have been poking around, and decided to make this My Team so I am going to introduce myself! My name is Elaine and you are welcome to use either Elaine or Gesneramor. My handle is kind of short for "gesneriad lover", because I love to grow gesneriads, a family of plants that includes the African Violet. <BR> <BR> I am 47 and live in the Denver, Colorado area. I share my home with my partner, 1 tiny dog, 3 cats, a bunch of fish, about 200 plan... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 10:20:42 EST i'll try this again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38900366 i plan to maake this the year i successfully lose weight. i have tried so many diets that don't work work. i'm 240 trying to get down to 200-210. my biggest downfall, is not knowing how to eat properly(sounds silly right). so anybody out there that has any guidance,advice,support, and words of wisdom please share. tired of being overweight and i want this to be the year i succed thank you <BR> dan Wed, 5 Jan 2011 10:13:16 EST i'll try this again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38900347 i plan to maake this the year i successfully lose weight. i have tried so many diets that don't work work. i'm 240 trying to get down to 200-210. my biggest downfall, is not knowing how to eat properly(sounds silly right). so anybody out there that has any guidance,advice,support, and words of wisdom please share. tired of being overweight and i want this to be the year i succed thank you <BR> dan Wed, 5 Jan 2011 10:12:31 EST good morning all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38900251 i am back to use this site again, i really need a rebirth for myself. This year it's all about me me me Wed, 5 Jan 2011 10:09:01 EST Here I go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38899837 Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself real quick. I've tried, unsuccsessfully many many many times to lose weight and keep it off, but again I find myself having put all the weight I lost back on. My last effort was about a year and a half ago that I lost close to 60 lbs and was almost to the below 250 lbs mark. Then life happened and I gave up and those 60 lbs have come back to join me plus a few extras. So I have decided to have another go at it and rather than spend the money for... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 09:54:41 EST Howdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38899556 I am new here. I lead a happy life, but eating and drinking far too much and can't hold down an exercise routine for ANYTHING. I hope that this site and program will help me and that I can help others back. look forward to speaking to you all. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 09:44:35 EST Hi im Jasmine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38897216 Im a 20 year old junior in college trying to learn the ins and outs of life while dealing with my weight issues and trying to develop a healthier lifestyle. At my heaviest i weight 185lbs and now that im down to 149 i am unfortunately still not satisfied. My goal weight is 135lbs before my 21st birthday in july, and although it may seem like i dont have much to lose im sure it will take me a while to get there. I would love to get support from others that are trying to achieve the same goals,... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 08:31:45 EST New here and looking for a buddy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38894971 Hey there, <BR> <BR> I'm new here and I'm looking to get fitter and lose a little weight. I'm really into sport and working out but I never seem to be able to push it to lose any weight. So I've been having abit of a tough time and am stuck in a plateau at the moment that I can't seem to get out of, so it's really disheartening. <BR> <BR> I guess I just looking for someone('s') to share with and discuss any road bumps along the way and also to help me us the site which is just a tad confu... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 06:33:29 EST My goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38894055 1. Get down to 170-180 lbs <BR> 2. Get slimmer by May <BR> 3. Exercise and love it again <BR> 4. Not overeat <BR> 5. Be in control of my weight again Wed, 5 Jan 2011 04:05:40 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38894032 Hi everyone. My name is Luis, I am 20 years old and I am very excited to join this site. My goal is to lose as much weight as I can by May 1st (Anniversary). Since I got married, I kind of let myself go and ended up gaining about 70lbs since last year. I want to lose as much of it as I can for myself and for my wife as well for my health. <BR> <BR> -Luis Wed, 5 Jan 2011 03:59:38 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38894028 Hi everyone. My name is Luis, I am 20 years old and I am very excited to join this site. My goal is to lose as much weight as I can by May 1st (Anniversary). Since I got married, I kind of let myself go and ended up gaining about 70lbs since last year. I want to lose as much of it as I can for myself and for my wife as well for my health. <BR> <BR> -Luis Wed, 5 Jan 2011 03:59:22 EST Sparking my weight loss from Sterling Heights, MI! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38892828 I'm in a competition with a couple of my friends .. kind of a biggest loser thing.... <BR> <BR> I'm the youngest (still in my 20's), but we're all trying to lose the baby weight! <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to use this as a support system for me! <BR> <BR> AND I'm more than happy to help motivate others as well! It's a team effort right? <BR> <BR> Sara Wed, 5 Jan 2011 00:30:15 EST i name is wilson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47165x38892734 Getting married. On july need to lose. 40 pounds think is possible Wed, 5 Jan 2011 00:23:44 EST