SparkPeople The 10 Pound Weight-Loss Challenge Team Messageboard Join us as we work hard to lose 10 pounds per month per team member. It's time to take action and work together to achieve a common weight-loss goal. SparkPeople The 10 Pound Weight-Loss Challenge Team Messageboard November My starting weight for November: 301.4 Sun, 2 Nov 2014 23:19:45 EST Perfect timing! Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> Name: Emmy <BR> Age: 48 <BR> Location: Southern California <BR> Starting Weight: 310 on 10/18/14 <BR> Goal Weight: SP set it at 260 (i.e., down 50 pounds from here) <BR> Reason for Joining the Team: I had decided that 10 pounds a month was my goal, and then I saw this team, so that seemed like perfect timing to me. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:07:56 EST Hi I don't know exactly when I joined the group and I don't believe that's relevant. The one thing that matters is that I'm back!!! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> ThinAgain7 <BR> NC <BR> 280.4 <BR> 188.4 <BR> 180 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:35:51 EST **October 2014 Challenge Chat** <em>431</em> Let's loose it for Halloween!! <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> Who's with me? <BR> <BR> Jennie Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:49:42 EST **October 2014 Challenge** Please introduce yourself in the "Introductions Forum" <BR> <BR> Please reply to this post (and come back and update it) with your: <BR> <BR> Name <BR> State <BR> SW <BR> CW <BR> GW <BR> <BR> Weigh Ins- <BR> 10/3: <BR> 10/10 <BR> 10/17 <BR> 10/24 <BR> 10/31 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:46:32 EST Hi from sunny Arizona Your Name: Sherilee (Sheri) <BR> Your Age 58 <BR> Your Location Arizona <BR> Your Starting Weight 197.4 <BR> Your Goal Weight 150 <BR> Your Reason for Joining the Team <BR> I know that small goals work, so when I saw "10 pound weight loss" I felt this was a good challenge. I am hoping for support on this journey. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 02:15:44 EST September 2013 Challenge It's a new month & almost a new season! Before we know it all those mini-candy bars will be around and just one will turn into five (you know what i'm talking about!) Let's get a jump on the "eating season" by focusing on healthy habits now. Let's weigh in on Saturdays and then final weigh-in will be on 9/30. Use this template: <BR> <BR> Starting weight on 8/31: <BR> Goal Weight: <BR> 9/7: <BR> 9/14: <BR> 9/21: <BR> 9/28: <BR> 9/30: <BR> Total Change: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 13:43:01 EST Hello everyone my intro. (sort of) <BR> my name is Tracey, i'm 34 & from Calderdale, West Yorkshire (U.K.). Before i found spark people (about a month ago) i was 11 1/2 stone (161 pounds or 73.1 Kg) not good; i'm only 5Ft. 1in. (154.8cm) with the bone structure of a stick insect. So far i've lost 8 pounds / 3.6 Kg with a long way to go, it would be nice to get back to the weight i was 4 years ago when i met my husband. <em>15</em> While pregnant i gained A LOT of weight & i am ready to lose it. <em>... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:59:23 EST August Challenge Ok, here we go! Let's lose 10 lbs in the month of August! Follow this template and weigh in on Saturdays. <BR> <BR> Starting weight on 7/31 <BR> Goal weight: <BR> 8/3: <BR> 8/10: <BR> 8/17: <BR> 8/24: <BR> 8/31: <BR> Total pounds lost: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:08:17 EST No one since 2011 ? I need to find an active group <em>46</em> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:16:01 EST **Summer Challenge Chat** Hey Everyone! I apologize for my absense. Lets get going again with a Summer Challenge- 25 lbs by Labor Day!! More information to come :) Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:07:17 EST I so need to reboot the system! Your Name Susan <BR> <BR> Your Age 45 <BR> <BR> Your Location: George, Washington <BR> <BR> Your Starting Weight 339.4 currently <BR> <BR> Your Goal Weight 150 <BR> <BR> Your Reason for Joining the Team: I joined the team to really focus on losing the weight. I have a lot of weight to lose and my health depends on it. I have a long line of illnesses (sort of like a career criminal's wrap sheet) that would be gone if I lost weight and got healthy. I have a beautiful granddaughter that I... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 07:33:07 EST **JANUARY AWARDS** Tessa- Look Out Ladies! Tessa is on FIRE! She lost 9 lbs this month putting her in the Weight Range she wanted to stick to! WOW GIRL! To Tessa the <em>243</em> Award! We're all really proud of you!! <BR> <BR> Kendra- Is fighting hard to fight a Plateau! We know she can do it! Shes changing things up.... so to Kendra the <em>386</em> Award! <BR> <BR> <BR> Ali- What a great month Ali's had!! A new job AND an impressive weight loss! Shes a cheerleader for our team! We are all ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 09:20:13 EST **FEBRUARY CHALLENGE - WEIGH INS ONLY** Please weigh in on Friday using this format. Each week come back and update/edit your existing post with your latest weigh in. Please do not create a new post. <BR> <BR> Please use either the "General Chat" thread or the "February Challenge Chat" thread for conversations! Thanks!! Go Team!! <BR> <BR> SW: (use February 1st weigh in) <BR> W1: (weigh in on February 8th) <BR> W1P: (points for week 1) <BR> <BR> W2: (weigh in on February 15th) <BR> W2P: (points for week 2) <BR> <BR> W3: (weigh... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:35:59 EST **FEBRUARY MINI CHALLENGES** <em>215</em> WEEK 1 <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> SOCIAL CHALLENGE <BR> -Earn 1 point for EACH POST on the February Chat thread. <BR> -Earn 5 points for WEIGHING IN on Friday, February 8th. <BR> -Earn 10 points for ALL ABOUT ME post in "Introduce Yourself" <BR> <BR> FITNESS CHALLENGE <BR> -Earn 1 point for TRACKING your Work Outs - Max 1 point/day <BR> -Earn 5 point for WORKING OUT despite an obsticle - Max 10 points <BR> -Earn 10 points for TELLING US your Work Out Routine (in ALL ABOUT ME po... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:35:11 EST **FEBRUARY CHALLENGE CHAT** A new chat for a new month! :) <BR> <BR> Welcome Ladies!! <BR> <BR> Please take a moment to read through the last of the January Chat! Total Losses are up! <BR> <BR> Please congratulate Robinson for her AMAZING LOSS of 15.8 lbs making her the Biggest Loser this Month! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to point out a few things .... <BR> <BR> Under the General Team- we have January Awards (posted!) <BR> <BR> Under Motivation Forum- we have 'All About Me' Post (as part of this weeks Challenge) <B... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:32:04 EST JANUARY MINI-CHA LENGES Check here each week for a NEW SET OF WEEKLY MNI-CHALLENGES!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 15:28:42 EST JANUARY CHALLENGE CHAT Is everyone excited!!! We did fantastic last month! As a team we lost approximately 25 lbs!! <em>244</em> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 15:22:50 EST JANUARY CHALLENGE - WEIGH IN ONLY Please weigh in on Friday using this format. Each week come back and update/edit your existing post with your latest weigh in. Please do not create a new post. <BR> <BR> Please use either the "Chit Chat" thread or the "January Challenge Chat" thread for conversations! Thanks!! Go Team!! <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> SW: (use January 1st weigh in) <BR> W1: (weigh in on January 4th) <BR> W1P: (points for week 1) <BR> <BR> W2: (weigh in on January 11th) <BR> W2P: (points for week 2) <BR> <B... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 15:20:40 EST **December Awards** Tessa- She may have gained, but shes still here! She's making January HER MONTH! Way to go Tessa for sticking to it! We are glad your still here!! To Tessa "The <em>386</em> Award" <BR> <BR> <BR> Dee- December was not her month! She went through a lot, but she made her health her priority! She lost 7 lbs!!! FANTASTIC! To Dee "The <em>104</em> Award" We think your a pretty strong person! You go girl! <BR> <BR> <BR> Kendra- A plateau/gain has nothing on this girl! She worke... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 14:49:20 EST Jan Challenge When are we gna start this?!?! I am ready & now that I am single.. I want it even more :)!!!! lol Wed, 2 Jan 2013 08:39:31 EST Hi Hi I'm Amy. <BR> I'm 27. <BR> I live in TX. <BR> Starting Weight: 193.4 <BR> Goal Weight: 145 <BR> <BR> I'm joining because I think a little challenge goes a long way. I also think thinking in smaller goals is much easier than thinking 50lbs to lose. <BR> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:38:09 EST When I Reach My Goal Weight I Will........... How would you finish this sentence? <BR> <BR> When I Reach My Goal Weight I Will RUN A MARATHON! <BR> <BR> (Oh! No! I didnt just say that!! YIKES! <em>2</em> Guess now Ill have to!) Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:31:26 EST Hello, I'm new! Your Name: Wingless <BR> <BR> Your Age: 29 <BR> <BR> Your Location: South Sound area, Washington <BR> <BR> Your Starting Weight: 237 <BR> <BR> Your Goal Weight: 135 <BR> <BR> Your Reason for Joining the Team: <BR> Well, a lot of reasons. I was making awesome headway, and got all the way down to just over 220. Then Halloween hit, and right after, my grandfather died. Funerals and such apparently means eating. A lot. Lost momentum, and found it again just last week. Starting back over, mos... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:35:04 EST Decemeber Challenge <em>306</em> Its time to THROW OUT THE RULE BOOK! <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> We are GOING TO LOOSE WEIGHT OVER THE HOLIDAY SEASON!!!!!! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Oh yes you can! You can say no to a LARGE piece of pie ... especially if its not your favorite!! <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> You CAN say YES!! to LOTS AN LOTS of healthy colorful FREGGIES! <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> You CAN pass up that Ho Hum cookie platter at work! <em>495</em> <BR> <BR> Because THIS IS IT!! ... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:12:47 EST Game Name a place you've visitied that starts with the NEXT letter... <BR> <BR> A - Aruba Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:55:34 EST Just found & joined this team! Hello All! <BR> <BR> I just found this team, I saw Cramommy's post on another page & saw that she was the team leader. I clicked on the link & like what I see :) <BR> <BR> My name is Ali <BR> <BR> I'm 30 <BR> <BR> I'm in Massachusetts <BR> <BR> My Starting Weight when I joined Spark was 203. Today I weigh 169 (It's not my official weigh in day, but I liked seeing 160's on my scale this morning!) <BR> Goal Weight 140 <BR> <BR> Reason for Joining the Team is that I like the increased a... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:20:22 EST November 2012 Challenge <em>227</em> <em>227</em> This Challenge has Ended <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> ~~~THE CHALLENGE~~~ <BR> Be the BIGGEST LOOSER for November!! <BR> <BR> To enter the Challenge, please reply with your Name and Starting Weight. <BR> <BR> Each week, please report in your Name, Starting Weight, Current Weight, Weekly Loss (lbs.), and Weekly Loss (%). <BR> <BR> ~~**You MUST report in by 11:59pm EST to remain in the Challenge**~~ <BR> <BR> You may remain in the challenge as lo... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 17:36:46 EST Old Thread Weigh Ins For those that do not want to participate in the challenge, but want some accountability, please use this thread!! <BR> <BR> Please list: <BR> Name <BR> Starting Weight (SW) <BR> Goal Weight (GW) <BR> Current Weight (CW) Tue, 6 Nov 2012 17:18:02 EST **SPARK BUDDY** This thread is for those looking for a Spark Buddy. <BR> <BR> Please post your name, age, and main goal. It helps if you tell something about yourself and what you are looking for in a Spark Buddy. <BR> <BR> If you see someone thats interest matches your own, please send them a Spark Message. <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 17:15:46 EST Jennie, Team Leader Your Name: Jennie <BR> <BR> Your Age: 32 <BR> <BR> Your Location: Western Massachusetts <BR> <BR> Your Starting Weight: 257.2 <BR> <BR> Your Goal Weight: 148 <BR> <BR> Your Reason for Joining the Team: I'm making an effort to loose a significant amount of weight in the first 3-6 months of my weight loss journey. I realize that I will probably working at the weight for a year or more, but Im hoping to jump start my journey with a significant initial loss. <BR> <BR> I recently became the ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 16:57:40 EST Jennie, Team Leader Y Tue, 6 Nov 2012 16:46:09 EST Move It to Loose It Remember the more you move- the more you loose. <BR> <BR> Classic advice still prevails! Take the stairs, walk to the co-worker instead of emailing/texting, take the long way back to your desk or car, park on the other side of the mall as the store you need to shop at... <BR> <BR> If you can move, you can loose! Tue, 6 Nov 2012 16:31:37 EST Stopping When You Feel Full Do you know what it feels like to "Feel Full"? <BR> <BR> Classic diet advice has always been to "stop when you feel full." BUT, do you know what that feels like? Generally, it takes 20 minutes for your stomach to register that its full and send that message to your brain. <BR> <BR> As children, we have a natural ability to recognize fullness. As we grow older, however, the Clean Plate Club often wins out ... Our bodies stop being able to recognize that fullness until we are overfilled. ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 16:15:47 EST I'm LIL Racer I am ready to cross that finish line. I am motivated , eat healthy - exercise everyday - and track nutrients. Looking for laughter , motivation and ideas to win the checkered flag. <em>226</em> <em>105</em> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:39:56 EST Returning to the team I was a member of this team a couple years ago. It's so to see it so quiet. <BR> <BR> I'm Patricia, currently living in south Florida, soon to be moving to north Georgia. <BR> I just turned 54, and my goal is to be at my goal weight of 165 by my 55th birthday next year. <BR> That's just under a pound a week, so it's very do-able! <BR> <BR> Rock on! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:19:28 EST September 2012 Challenge Who wants to lose 10 pounds this month??? <BR> <BR> I do! How about you? <em>381</em> <em>216</em> <em>312</em> <em>414</em> <em>344</em> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:14:49 EST Where is everyone?!! I just started Sparks yesterday and I'm looking for some motivation to lose the 20 some pounds i gained back and the 15 to 20 extra i want to lose on top of that.I saw this team and it seemed perfect,but then as i was going through it i noticed nobody's really active or writing their experiences.This seems like a real nice team and the 10 pounds a month is something i think we all would love,so I would really like to see some activity going on guys.I'm gonna start by posting my weight on the ... Fri, 25 May 2012 10:35:26 EST The Last One Standing Challenge -- February 2012 It's Back! <em>321</em> <em>306</em> <em>320</em> <em>344</em> <em>216</em> <em>321</em> <BR> This challenge will begin February 12th <BR> <BR> Post your weight ONCE for the week. It can any day you wish but it MUST be posted by midnight Saturday, your time. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>192</em> You must LOSE at least a half a pound to continue playing. The reason for the half pound is that not everyone has a scale that measures less than half pound increments. <BR> <BR> If you d... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 11:15:17 EST challenge 10 lb feb 12 i have been on this program before - but like some others have fallen by the wayside. I am determined to try my best to stay focused and i am sure there will be stumbles BUT the answer is to pick oneself up and full steam ahead - don't just quit because of one or two bad days. I need to do this if i am ever going to. i am 62 and certainly am getting no younger and at present i have no major health issues but if i correct my eating i am opening the door for problems. Cheers for all of us a... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 07:06:28 EST 2012 February Challenge (Chat thread) Are you ready for a challenge? After the long and snack-filled holiday season, I'm ready to get back on track and start making progress on my goals. <BR> <BR> I'm working on creating a February challenge that will focus on the basics - staying within our individual calorie ranges and getting some regular exercise. I'll post the challenge later this week so interested individuals can sign up to participate. This challenge will run February 1 - 29. <BR> <BR> I think we could use some help... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:14:03 EST 2012 February Challenge (Sign-up and tracking) Are you ready for a challenge? <BR> <BR> Whether you are new to SparkPeople and/or the team or you've been around a while, this team is a good place to focus on your goals. I could use a little help with refocusing myself, so I thought I'd start a February challenge to get us all on the right track. Losing weight is the end goal for nearly everyone -- but we need to get those good habits in place in order to get to that weight loss goal. Thus, the February challenge involves getting the p... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:05:03 EST Merry Christmas!! I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. May the giving and renewing spirit of Christ infuse your life with light and goodness!! <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful Christmas Eve and I'm feeling very happy and blessed. Sun, 25 Dec 2011 02:37:39 EST Is this team defunct? It sure seemed like a good idea. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:29:23 EST Hello <em>213</em> <em>249</em> again! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I'm not new to SP, just back after several months of self defeat to try again. I believe I'm finally ready to lose this weight, especially after the wake up call of reaching an all time high of 220 pounds. Starting this new journey the right way with old school healthy eating and exercise. I look forward to getting to know the team and participating. <BR> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 12:20:50 EST Last one standing challenge October 2011 (?) I find this challenge very motivating and I don't see one already started... I hope there will be others that will join me... Edit your entry each week, rather than reposting. <BR> <BR> Post your weight and loss each week in October by Saturday... You are still in the challenge if your weight is down. Reward yourself along the way... congratulate your fellow challengers on their journey! <BR> <BR> October 1 Starting Weight 202.2 I am so in for this challenge. <BR> October 8 <BR> O... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 09:45:00 EST cravings! Its later at night and I might be up for another hour or so and I hear dinner leftovers calling my name. I'm counting my calories and I've done well today. I actually have a few hundred calories to play with still but I could also just not have anything else to eat tonight. I just went to my scale to see results and saw that even after a day of eating I'm lower than I was a few days ago. I'm really trying to fight my cravings for more food. I'm not hungry at all I just know that the leftovers... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 22:39:15 EST September Challenge! Let's post our goals for September here. Return each week and update your progress towards your goals. <BR> <BR> Good Luck! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 08:28:21 EST Fitness Challenge Let's try to do 30 minutes of fitness minutes for 6 out of 7 days per week. Best of luck to you. <BR> Sun, 14 Aug 2011 14:13:29 EST August challenge Post your goals for the month of August in this thread. <em>252</em> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 18:29:06 EST I'm Back Sorry for my absence. I thought this was the GAIN 10 pounds a month challenge cause that's where I am headed. What's up with that? Summer should be an easy time to be active and lose weight. Obviously not so in my case. Yes, I know what the problem is...STRESSED to the max. I tend to overeat when I am stressed which is a temporary fix which only leads to packin on more pounds, which leads to more stress...gosh a never ending cycle. This is a difficult cycle to break. I know that being... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 07:05:01 EST July Challenge!! So, again, our ultimate goal is to lose at least 10 pounds a month. How did everyone do last month?? Thank you to all those who participated!! Lets keep the ball rolling with July! <BR> <BR> Ultimate goal - Losing 10 pounds by August 1st. Remember even 1 pound lost or even maintaining your weight is still something to strive for, so don't get down if you don't lose those 10 pounds. We will get there!! <BR> <BR> July's Challenge <BR> <BR> 1. Choose how many times a week you want to work o... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 22:46:08 EST When Gaining Weight Was Worth It Doesn't make much sense when your goal is to lose weight does it? Sometimes though there R more important things in life. Are U curious? Check out my blog to find out what that could B. <BR> <BR> <em>502</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4338457 </link> Sun, 3 Jul 2011 09:32:38 EST new member OK. I am up to the challenge. No better place to start than here at Sparkpeople. Looking forward to losing 10 pounds this month with the help and support of the 10 pound a month challenge team Tue, 31 May 2011 22:31:23 EST June Challenge!!! Summer is finally upon us so lets do everything we can to shed those pounds!! Below I have posted the June challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. Our ultimate goal is to lose 10 pounds a month right?? So that is our ultimate goal for June. <BR> <BR> 2. We will have weekly weigh ins. You can choose which ever day is best for you but you must post once a week for weekly weigh ins. <BR> <BR> 3. Every week choose a mini goal. Whether it is drinking 8 cups of water, adding 10 minutes more of exercise, po... Sun, 29 May 2011 05:31:02 EST Before And After Pictures - Start Here Another great tool to measure your progress is pictures! Even if the scale may not be moving you may still be losing inches and what better way to show that off by showing before and after photos?!? I have posted my before pictures in my most recent blog, check it out, get ideas and then post your link here. Continue to update your photos and post your link here! Mon, 16 May 2011 16:13:01 EST Weekly Weigh In Whether your weekly weigh in is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc. post your weekly weigh ins here! Also post your previous weigh in and whether it was a loss or a gain. If you need some motivation or encouragement you can find it here!! Mon, 16 May 2011 16:05:57 EST Fitness Challenge! The Fitness Challenge has moved to the Challenge Corner. The fitness challenge was a challenge to have you workout at least 30 minutes a day. Post your daily workouts here! Mon, 16 May 2011 16:01:44 EST GAME - True or False I borrowed this from another team, but thought it was a really good idea. The basis of the game is that you make a statement for the next person to answer either True or False, then that next person continues the game by making a statement for another member to answer. Here I will start it off... <BR> <BR> The next person loves to watch sports....true or false? Mon, 16 May 2011 15:59:03 EST Spin Points! 5 points today! Mon, 16 May 2011 15:53:55 EST Do You Need A Spark Buddy? Anyone that is in need or wants a spark buddy please post here. I know having a spark buddy really helps when things are getting a little overwhelming or you are not seeing that light at the end of the tunnel anymore. So if you think you would like to get a buddy to help you with your journey post here and start buddying up! Mon, 16 May 2011 15:49:02 EST May Challenge!! Hey Guys! <BR> <BR> I was thinking of starting a May challenge even though we are half way through the month. I am thinking of incoporating the Spring Bootcamp Challenge into the May challenge. Who is taking part of the bootcamp this month? Lets post your starting weight from the 1st of May, that is if you tracked it...and lets have weekly weigh ins every Friday. Then follow along with the Spring Bootcamp Challenge and post what additonal work outs you are doing. So who's in?? <em>244</... Fri, 13 May 2011 09:23:59 EST Keep trying to lose weight!!!! My name is Yari from Puerto Rico ... I would challenge myself this month - want 10 pounds out of me this month!!!! On my way 2 achieve the goal!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Day 4 @ll!!! <BR> <BR> xx Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:46:56 EST new team for sea/ship/navy enthusiasts... Hey howdy there! <BR> <BR> If you know anybody here who might be a shipwreck enthusiast, amateur sailor, boat nut, marine biologist (amateur or pro), one that worships "Shark Week" on Discovery Channel every year, or loves learning about naval battles and building model ships, etc. then there's a team on here that just got started about a month ago for 'em. <BR> <BR> Its called the "Anything Nautical Nuts and Naval History Buffs" team for those who...well...the title pretty much says it al... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 17:43:53 EST March--Marching 10 down in Spring challenge Like in February: <BR> Post your beginning weight for the month...Weigh in weekly...The one who gets to that 10 pound goal (or closest to it) by the end of the month wins. <BR> <BR> Posting dates-- <BR> starting weight March 1st: <BR> March 7-9: <BR> March 14-16: <BR> March 21-23: <BR> March 28-30: <BR> <BR> See ya at the finish line! Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:19:30 EST March Challenge Goals This is the link for the March 10 Pound A Month Challenge. Set your own goal. It can be for weight, water, exercise,...just log into this link to keep track of your progress. Sun, 27 Feb 2011 11:50:08 EST LSDiva 45 Hello, I am a single 45 year old mom with two kids in college. I heard about sparks from a friend more than five years ago. Today, I finally decided to join because I'm tired of the yo yo diets. I want to make a lifestyle change. This is going to be my year! My goal is to lose 35-40 lbs by dropping 2-3 lbs per week. My ultimate goal would be to enter a fitness contest at the masters level. I've always enjoyed training and working out, and with the kids away in college, I have more me time... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 21:57:47 EST Introduction Hello Everyone <BR> I am glad to be here and will do my very best to be my very best! Sat, 5 Feb 2011 22:42:37 EST Hi Team Hi guys, <BR> I'm new to the team but looking to get on track....I really liked the idea of the 10 pound challenge and getting more water in my system. I'm pretty tired of having the same resolutions or goals each year when it comes to fitness and my health but still not attaining them....I'm determine to get there this year and help to motivate others as well. :) Thu, 3 Feb 2011 16:10:18 EST LOOKING FOR A SPARK BUDDY I am looking for a Spark Buddy to keep me on track. I am a 40 year old single mom of 1 daughter age 6. I like to go for walks when it is not icy or snowy out. This wintet has been hard on me with all the storms we have had here in NY City. I have about 100 pounds to lose to get to a healthy BMI. If you would like to be a Spark Buddy add me. Thanks Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:02:52 EST february--going the distance weigh in challenge Like in January: <BR> Post your beginning weight for the month...Weigh in weekly...The one who gets to that 10 pound goal (or closest to it) by the end of the month wins (and since its such a short month, March 1st counts as last day, too). <BR> <BR> Posting dates-- <BR> starting weight Feb 1: <BR> February 7-9: <BR> February 14-16: <BR> February 21-23: <BR> February 28-March 1: <BR> <BR> See ya at the finish line--maybe this'll help keep me away from all that chocolate (which i usually am... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 09:49:29 EST Gained a pound?! I was a little less consistent with my workout this week because of same really bad cramps and some trouble with my knee, but I ate within my calorie range and actually worked out more this week than last. Is my body getting used to the new routine? Do I need to work out more? I'm already averaging 40 minutes 6 times a week doing SparkPeople videos, but I could find time to fit in some more. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else gained while still following their routine? Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:03:22 EST Need a team to power out the last 40! Hey everyone! I'm about 40 pounds from my goal, and I love the teams with the challenges to keep me movitated. I'm enjoying this journey to finding a healthier me, and I'm going for a consultation for abdominoplasty in April, so I have to reach that goal weight! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:38:34 EST 2011 pounds lost in 2011--see rules & join in! Hey there! <BR> <BR> This is a basic group contribution whereby when each person loses a little weight, they subtract it from the total and put the new total down (check math, though, please). Just put down whatever you lost since your last weigh-in (starting from January 1st, NOT last year) as time goes on, if you weigh yourself daily or weekly, either way. Make sure to have all totals down so we know how far we've come in a certain amount of time. <BR> <BR> If you gained instead, don't a... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 10:29:01 EST Last One Standing January We'll start this a little late.....Post your beginning weight for the month.....Weigh in weekly...The last one standing (no weight gain...) wins for the month. <BR> Posting dates: <BR> January 3-5 <BR> January 10-12 <BR> January 17-20 <BR> January 24-26 <BR> last day of month... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 10:50:11 EST My Resolutions for the year 2011 Post those resolutions that you'd like to share here............. Mon, 3 Jan 2011 10:46:57 EST January 2011 goals Here is the thread for the month's goals........... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 10:46:17 EST Let's Get This Party Started I am new to Spaarks and new to this groups. I am learning lots everytime I log in. <BR> I am looking forward to chatting with everyone and jumping in on the challenge. I can't wait to see our numbers go up! Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:42:10 EST Introduce myself Hey everyone I am new to Spark People and very excited to not be alone on this weight loss journey. Anyways I am 336 pounds and my goal is 3-5 pounds a week.I decided to lose weight to be able to live a long healthy life. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 13:01:13 EST Starting Over Hi, I'm Sam. I joined SP a few years ago but never really looked at the site. I've never posted anything online before and so this is totally new to me. I have been trying to lose weight for the past 2 years with little, or no, success. I need to do something different and sustainable. I need constant motivation and encouragement. I have approximately 150 pounds to lose to get myself in a healthy BMI range. This is important to me not only for my own health but so that I can be an exam... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:17:46 EST PCRM's 21-day vegan kickstart coming soon... Hey howdy there! <BR> <BR> I like to bring this up--they start it about 3 different times a year and this time around it starts on January 3rd. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> For those who don't know, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine does this thing where for 21 days they send out daily e-mails and information, give you access to their site and meal plans and such, and it basically helps you get healthier or vegan. If anything, if you're trying to becom... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 23:33:58 EST Checking In! I just joined last week and I'm hoping like crazy that I'll be able to lose 10 pounds this month! Honestly would be happy with 2 - 5! I had the NovaSure surgery done on Wednesday and I'm recovering but still in a little pain. I plan on goig back to the gym effective Monday!! Can't push too hard tho...maybe just a walk on the treadmill. <BR> <em>231</em> Sat, 4 Dec 2010 11:18:19 EST back on goal OK... I am back on goal starting today. I have played around way too much. Have thrown out all the junk food, and am ready to lose the weight I have to lose. <BR> I put up a photo of me when I was really skinny.. and intend to get back to that!! Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:34:15 EST December Challenge Thead Here it is!!! It's time to set your goals for December! Tue, 30 Nov 2010 21:49:18 EST I'm just beginning at 264. My ultimate goal is 220lbs. Plan to be 254 by New Years Day. <BR> <BR> 220 in 2011 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 20:42:55 EST Hello! Hey all! This is my second time in SP and I'm glad I'm back. My first time through, I lost 44 pounds. Well, I've gained 20 of those back (BAD Ramy!) and I want them gone, never to return. When my husband, my workout partner, hurt his back, our trips to the gym pretty much stopped. I've decided to let the holiday's pass then start again Jan 2nd. I have to have surgery on 12/1 and between my recovery time and the Yule season, I figure it's best to start in January. No turning back, no going bac... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:06:09 EST Here I am!.....Again Hey all! This is my second time in SP and I'm glad I'm back. My first time through, I lost 44 pounds. Well, I've gained 20 of those back (BAD Ramy!) and I want them gone, never to return. When my husband, my workout partner, hurt his back, our trips to the gym pretty much stopped. I've decided to let the holiday's pass then start again Jan 2nd. I have to have surgery on 12/1 and between my recovery time and the Yule season, I figure it's best to start in January. No turning back, no go... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:02:01 EST Secret to success I know that everyone is different, but what are some of your favorite secrets to success? Some of mine are: <BR> <BR> 1) listen to your body. If it says you are hungry, eat. If it says you are full, stop. If it says you are not hungry, don't eat. <BR> <BR> 2) Don't eat until you are full, eat until you start feeling satisfied--that is your bodies way of telling you that you have had enough. <BR> <BR> And finally, 3) Don't be afraid to give in to cravings once in a while--just have a sma... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 21:08:32 EST Re-Introduction Hi there again! I lost 12 lbs being a member of this team back in August. Then I went on vacation, gained a few, got lazy, and slacked off. The worst part was regaining 9 of the pounds I had lost! <BR> <BR> I'm in it again. Now I'm going to lose that weight and lose more, and keep it off. Tue, 9 Nov 2010 12:36:22 EST 10 pounds a month, I am all go I need to loss all this weight, 10 pounds a month looks doable. I hope I stick to it this time and do it. <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 14:36:31 EST November challenge thread!!! Post your goals for November!! Sun, 31 Oct 2010 16:14:06 EST new to the team Hi! my name is Tiffiany and I want to lose 10lbs a month. I started Zumba classes a week and a half ago and cut my daily calorie intake down to no more than 1100 calories per day. So far I have seen a loss of 7lbs. I am a little concerned because when i input my data under the nutrition tool, I am not getting enough carbs, protein, and fat intake per day. Any suggestions on a low calorie meal plan that will help me lose weight but not starving my body of items it needs to function proper... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:59:03 EST Another Newbie Hi All! Happy to have found the Spark People. I am so ready to lose the extra weight. Started today making good food choices and tracking what I eat. Heading out the door now for a 30 minute walk with our dog. <em>465</em> Sat, 23 Oct 2010 13:29:53 EST Joining for Motivation I am a 30 year old mother of one looking to lose about 50 pounds. I joined Spark a year ago but didn't really put much effort into it for long. I started back up on October 6th of this year and have lost 5 pounds so far. I have quit a huge soda addiction and have taken up running. I feel like I am on track and I look forward to this challenge. Trying to find a local support system is difficult so I'm hoping this will help keep me going. <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 19:14:33 EST Hi everyone! Well, after some time away I am back on the wagon. I am happy to have found this group. <BR> <BR> One year ago, I was lean, fit, engaged and in love in Louisiana. A broken heart made anything consumable my best friend and now I am 15 pounds heavier (ahhh!). <BR> <BR> But enough about heartbreak, ice cream and a wide load. lol. The switch is now ON and I am ready to go! <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting all of you! Mon, 11 Oct 2010 13:50:58 EST Weekly Weigh-in Lost 15 lbs in September <BR> October SW- 278 <BR> GW- 268 <BR> <BR> Week 1- 278 didn't lose anything this week. Took measurements and have lost a total of 9 inches so I'll take that. I am going to work out everyday this week and twice a day for 5 of them. <BR> <BR> Week 2- <BR> Week 3- <BR> Week 4- Sat, 9 Oct 2010 14:19:42 EST October 10 pound A Month Challenge Thread!!! Post your goals for the month of October here!!! Fri, 1 Oct 2010 20:56:30 EST Hello Team <em>249</em> <em>213</em> I can do this. Fri, 1 Oct 2010 08:08:45 EST October Challenge Idea Hey there! I was on my SP and one of the teams I am on (animal lovers) has a list of October goals people can choose from. The one I really liked was 'for every pound you lose donate a pound of food' So I was thinking I would see if anyone else wanted to join me... <BR> <BR> For every pound we lose in the month of October we will donate a pound of food to either a local food bank or animal shelter! Who wants to join to me! Fri, 1 Oct 2010 00:41:41 EST Hi I'm New! Hi everyone! My name is Chantelle and I have been on SP for over 2 months now but have only lost 0.8lbs I am looking to start getting more serious with my numbers and start working harder! <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:00:21 EST Need Advice! Eating Out Deliama <em>198</em> I am so overwhelmed team I need some advice! <BR> <BR> So in the next two weeks I have what I am considering to be a diet disaster waiting to happen and I need your advice on how you would avoid these pitfalls. The first and biggest is tonight, a wedding reception at a mexican food restaurant! I was going to print out their nutritional facts and take with me so I can decide on what would be best to eat but it is a small hole in the wall place and they dont have nutrient facts ... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:24:26 EST NEW! Hey everyone! My name is Missy and I'm new. I have about 29 pounds to lose! So glad to make this journey with everyone! Mon, 20 Sep 2010 16:09:16 EST NEW! Hey everyone! My name is Missy and I'm new. I have about 29 pounds to lose! So glad to make this journey with everyone! Mon, 20 Sep 2010 16:09:01 EST NEW! Hey everyone! My name is Missy and I'm new. I have about 29 pounds to lose! So glad to make this journey with everyone! Mon, 20 Sep 2010 16:07:59 EST Getting on the right track Hi! So glad to be here! My name is Shell & looking for motivation to keep me going. I love challenges so this is the right place for me! My goal right now is to lose 98 lbs. by May.... I started last week on eating better & less. Tomorrow is my WI... as of right now I have lost 4.2 lbs my 1st week. This is my 2nd day on SP but my second go around well over a year ago. Can't wait to read & meet everyone!! <em>319</em> Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:01:23 EST Dr. Oz "Just 10" Bracelet. Free! I'm babysitting and Dr. Oz is on, and today's show is on weight loss, and Dr. Oz's challenge is to lose 10 pounds in the next year. There is an offer on to get a free "Just 10" bracelet. <BR> <BR> I'd recommend everyone read the article and send for the bracelet. <BR> <BR> Though his challenge is for 10 pounds a year, we are all striving for 10 pounds a month, so the bracelet is doubly appropriate for us! <BR> <BR> I propose we adopt this as our team bracelet! Mon, 13 Sep 2010 17:35:45 EST September Challenge Thread This thread is late.... Keep track of your progress here Sun, 12 Sep 2010 10:10:37 EST What is the Last One Standing Challenge? I just joined recently and some challenges in various groups are not defined. Wed, 1 Sep 2010 05:16:58 EST September 1 - 10 Pound Challenge Here is the new thread for this topic. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 19:24:06 EST New round of "Last One Standing" I started a new round of Last One Standing for September. Come check it out. It's lots of fun and good motivation! <BR> <BR> Here's more information and where you can sign up if you want to play. Sign-ups end Saturday night!!! <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=324x4770x36<BR>253264x1xfirst </link> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:06:30 EST Last One Standing for September This round will begin in September and will end when we are down to a single player. <BR> <BR> Post your weight ONCE each week. It can any day you wish but it MUST be posted by midnight Saturday. Your post automatically shows the time you posted. <BR> <BR> You must LOSE to continue playing. If you do not lose, you are out for September, but can join again in October. <BR> <BR> You must create a NEW post each week to continue playing. If you miss a week, you are out for this round, but c... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 16:34:21 EST Posted wrong - moved... sorry! . Sat, 21 Aug 2010 15:04:56 EST Hello! ....So now what??? Hello. I joined this website yesterday. I am 31 years old. I have 40lbs. to lose...I am keeping a blog of my journey into my new lifestyle. Let's see what comes my way.....challenges, tears, joy...and maybe a few friends along the way. <em>9</em> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:10:22 EST ThinInRiver- Introduction ThininRiver <BR> <BR> I lost about 50 lbs a little over a year ago. I gained 30 of it back. I was at my sister's house in Spokane last week. I started walking again. I am going to lose the weight again. <BR> <BR> Need to lose 80 lbs. Sat, 7 Aug 2010 18:39:58 EST Anyone loosing the 10lbs monthly walking?? So I'm trying to get back on track and start loosing weight again. I would love to loose 10 lbs every month for the rest of the year and I know its totally doable, but I'm having a hard time sticking to it. I weighed in on August 1st at a whopping 280 lbs again. Yes, again. I want to be at 270 lbs by September 1st. I'm working hard on tracking my food this month and keeping an eye on it. I've been doing my best to shop organic, or at least as natural as possible staying away from processed fo... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 17:25:55 EST Last One Standing August It looks like the thread leader for this challenge did not set it up. Let's start today...You have until August 8th to post. The rules are the same.... <BR> <BR> Linda Wed, 4 Aug 2010 15:26:20 EST Starting Weight July 31 170.2 <BR> Aug. 07 <BR> Aug. 14 <BR> Aug. 21 <BR> Aug. 28 <BR> <BR> Eat well, exercise often, lose weight. <BR> <em>9</em> Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:28:03 EST August 2010 - 10 pound Challenge Post your goals for the 10 pound a month challenge in this thread!!! Good luck!!! Sat, 31 Jul 2010 16:31:10 EST I Did It! Yep, I went from 155 to exactly 145 this month. WOOHOO!!! I dropped out of the "last one standing" contest because I was sure I couldn't do it. I did do it though! Time to celebrate! Sat, 31 Jul 2010 10:37:59 EST New but not New to SP Hey everyone. I'm new to posting on the message boards so bare with me! =) My name is Melissa and I am 27 years old. This coming Sunday marks the 1 year anniversary of the passing of my 5 year old niece. The month of July has been really hard for me to get through but somewhere deep inside I found the motivation to get back to my exercise regimen that I had lost after Catie passed. I started my journey in May of 2009 and I am happy to report that I have lost 50 pounds thus far! I suppose I am... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:48:11 EST Bowling, Playgrounds and other ideas? Bowling, Playgrounds and other ideas? <BR> <BR> Yesterday, for the first time in years, I went bowling. I even laughed when someone suggested this was exercise. While bowling I noticed muscles being used that I hadn't felt in a long time and today I feel sore. <BR> <BR> A couple days before that, my daughter and I went to the park and played on the playground equipment. I could not keep up with her at any point (except the swings). <BR> <BR> So here is my question .. what are your favourit... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 11:27:34 EST July 10 Pound Challenge Thread This is the thread to post your goals for the month of July. You can post weight lost each week (do not need to list actual weight). Your goal does not need to be 10 pounds. You can adjust this goal to meet your needs. Best of luck to all. <BR> <BR> Linda Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:27:55 EST Last One Standing~ July It's sign up time again! Sign up for the July edition of Last One Standing! Have your starting weight posted to me by July 3. This will be your sign up deadline, as well as week one's weigh in. Please have your weight to me no later than 10 p.m. California time! **PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME** I go by the time SP has automatically attached to your post. This is the only way for me to keep track of the time. Every week, you need to post your weight in a NEW POST. If you maintain or gain weight, ... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 21:11:05 EST Hi I officially begin my journey to fitness tomorrow. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 06:47:02 EST Hello! My name is Brittney and I am 20 years old and live in Florida. I joined Sparkpeople in March and have lost over 20 pounds. I found this team today and I look forward to joining and supporting you in our goal to lose 10 lbs per month! We can do this! Sun, 6 Jun 2010 18:55:25 EST June Challenge thread Place your goals in this thread for June. <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 19:44:11 EST Hello Again <em>249</em> <BR> Returning to SP, determined to succeed this time. <em>215</em> I can do it!!! I will do it!!! No more excuses!!! Failure may happen, but quitting is no longer an option. <BR> <em>321</em> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 12:21:02 EST Last One Standing~ June It's sign up time again! Sign up for the June edition of Last One Standing! Have your starting weight posted to me by June 1 (it's a Tuesday). Week one is going to be a short week because I need your first weigh in posted by Saturday June 5th no later than 10 p.m. California time! **PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME** I go by the time SP has automatically attached to your post. This is the only way for me to keep track of the time. Every week, you need to post your weight in a NEW POST. If you ... Mon, 24 May 2010 21:30:24 EST New to the team Good afternoon, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team and I'm dedicating myself to my health and weight loss. I have been in school for the last twelve years and just completed my MBA. WHEW. <BR> <BR> So now I have no excuses not to go to the gym, or eat right, or move. I'm excited to focus on me for a change. <BR> <BR> I think focusing on a smaller picture will be easier for me then looking at the big number. <BR> <BR> What program is everyone following? Fri, 21 May 2010 18:08:17 EST New! Hey! <BR> I recently joined a group for losing 100lbs in a year. This 10lb a month group is perfect to go in conjunction with it! <BR> I am currently 180.6lbs and my goal is 175. I am confident that if I put the work in, I can lose 10lbs this month. <BR> Bring it! Thu, 6 May 2010 11:17:32 EST Last One Standing~ May Are you ready to lose the weight this month? Have your weight posted no later than midnight PST Saturday, May 8. Each week, you'll need to post your weight and the week's loss by midnight Saturday. If you don't post by midnight, you're out. If you don't have a loss for the week, you're out. Last one standing WINS!!! <BR> <BR> Let's do this!! Sat, 1 May 2010 19:17:11 EST May Challenge Thread Post your beginning weight or goal for the month in this thread. Keep posting here throughout the month for the challenge. Tue, 27 Apr 2010 20:03:26 EST a new start is all you can do <em>249</em> today I will be working on my exercise. Ride my bike for at least a half hour Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:04:29 EST Hi there! My name is Audrey and I'm looking forward to this challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 20 Apr 2010 17:08:28 EST Hi there! Hey guys! Brad from Murfreesboro, TN. I'm really looking forward to working with all you guys to get this done. Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:24:40 EST Save the Date February 12, 2011 <BR> <BR> This is when we will be sailing from Miami for a 7 day cruise. This cruise is for all of us who reserve a room, our friends, and family...whoever. The cruise is a way to meet others on the website and to visit new places while doing so. There are no obligations to hang out with the rest of us unless you want to. <BR> <BR> If you are interested in coming with us, please contact me. The email will follow. Remember, this is not until Nov. 2011. Only the room deposi... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 18:50:58 EST Accountability Buddy After a month away I realize I have to get back on track. Just wondering if there is anyone who needs/would like to be an accountability buddy to work together to keep each other on track. Guess this would look like a couple of weekly emails to share success or ask if the other is keeping on track and meeting goals. Let me know. Mon, 5 Apr 2010 14:53:47 EST How do you get out of a rut? Okay, today is probably my first real day back since the middle of February. March was a complete right off and any good habits I established earlier have disappeared. Thankfully I haven't put back all of my weight. But honestly, part of me wants to get the Spark back and a bigger part says "who cares, why bother, it's too much work" Right now the dark side is winning. <BR> <BR> So here's my question...what do you do to get out of a rut? What do you do to get out of the dark side? Sat, 3 Apr 2010 11:58:03 EST How far can we walk or run for the month of April? If you walk or run, you can keep a record of your distance for the month in this thread. Let's help each other to keep moving and losing. Wed, 31 Mar 2010 08:44:04 EST April Challenge 2010 Post your goals and pounds lost for the month of April in this thread!!! <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 08:40:54 EST A must read blog I just recently became friends with Skinnyinmyhead. The blog post from today was just incredible <BR> Here's the link and if you enjoy please click on the I liked this button as I think many would benefit from reading it <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3050535 </link> Sun, 28 Mar 2010 00:30:27 EST Last One Standing Challenge for April 2010 This challenge will run for the month of April. <BR> <BR> Post your weight ONCE for the week. It can any day you wish but it MUST be posted by midnight Saturday EDT <BR> <BR> You must LOSE to continue playing. If you do not lose, you are out for April, but can join again in May. <BR> <BR> You must create a NEW post each week to continue playing. If you miss a week, you are out for April, but can join again in May. <BR> <BR> The last one(s) standing will win FABULOUS prizes, in the form of... Fri, 26 Mar 2010 13:00:38 EST I'm here to lose weight! Hey everybody! <BR> I have lost 30 lbs in the last 6 months, but I still have 42 lbs to go. I have slowed down this last month (plateau?) and I need to kick it into high gear. Thanks for any help and support you can give me. I will do my best to help you out in return. <BR> <BR> Karlotta Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:58:50 EST Michelle Kenyon I live in small town Wyoming Kemmerer, I enjoy amost all outdoor activitiew from my horses to skiing. Skied the other day and had a great day. I say mayself in a photo and it really scared me. Although I knew I had put on several pounds I did not release I had gained so much and look so horrible.. I am an outgoing person but I find myself not wanting to go out because I llik horrible.. I bought the book and started reading then checked out the website. I am on day three of doing some... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 00:32:54 EST Are you on target? Do you pace yourself in your effort to lose 10lbs/month? Are you on target to do it this month? So far thankfully, I'm making my target pace. Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:42:36 EST Almost 100 lbs lost, $0 reward ideas needed I started at 303 lbs a year ago and about to reach 100 lbs lost and need a no cash way to celebrate. Any suggestions? Thu, 11 Mar 2010 19:14:47 EST hi im new Hi im new ! Zoe hav lost nearly 4 stone at home but finding it hard to lose last ten pounds need any inspiration!! <em>40</em> Tue, 9 Mar 2010 12:27:12 EST Thin friends with big appetites can ruin your diet I found this article today and thought, I need to share this. <BR> <BR><BR>+with+appetites+ruin+your+diet/2653796<BR>/story.html <BR> <BR> When I read it, I realized this just makes sense. Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:56:10 EST MARCH 2010 - 100 crunches /sit-ups a day!! MARCH 2010 - 100 crunches /sit-ups a day!! <em>402</em> <em>401</em> <BR> <BR> Hi team - The goal of this challenge is to be able to do at least 100 crunches/sit-ups a day. It does not matter where you begin. We will post how many crunches we do on a daily basis until we get to at least 100. <BR> <BR> Would anyone like to join me? <BR> <BR> MARCH 2010 <BR> Week 1: 03/01 - 03/06 <BR> Week 2: 03/07 - 03/13 <BR> Week 3: 03/14 - 03/20 <BR> Week 4: 03/21 - 03/27 <BR> Week 5: 03/28 - 03/... Sat, 6 Mar 2010 08:54:34 EST MARCH 2010 - Burn 300 calories or more!! MARCH 2010 - Burn 300 calories or more!! Let's GO <BR> <em>182</em> <em>104</em> <em>186</em> <em>9</em> <em>57</em> <em>7</em> <BR> <BR> It's important to get our cardio in everyday. This challenge is to BURN 300 calories or more a day. Let's see who can burn the most calories every week. Here we go ~ Week 1. I will post the Biggest Loser at the end of the week. <BR> <BR> I am always thinkin' of this challenge on my workouts.. I be thinkin' "Gottah get my 300 calories today, gotta... Sat, 6 Mar 2010 08:52:26 EST MARCH 2010 - 10 miles a week or MORE!! MARCH 2010 - 10 miles a week or MORE!! <BR> It can be DONE, are you up for the challenge??? <BR> <BR> Here we go team!! Let's see who can put in 10 miles or more in a week. So on your marks get set go!! <em>57</em> FIGHT off those temptations with some MILES of SUCCESS!! <BR> <BR> Gett'em BOO!! <em>213</em> <em>185</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> MARCH 2010 <BR> Week 1: 03/01 - 03/06 <BR> Week 2: 03/07 - 03/13 <BR> Week 3: 03/14 - 03/20 <BR> Week 4: 03/21 - 03/27 <BR> Week 5: 03/2... Sat, 6 Mar 2010 08:51:37 EST Who lost 10lbs in 1 month and how did you do it? Hi <BR> <BR> I was just hoping to get some insight on how one actually goes about loosing 10bs in a month. I am hoping for comments from people who have actually done it:) How much exercise? Cardio? Strength training? Do you do the spark recommended amount of calories? or less? <BR> <BR> I would love to read about your experiences! <BR> Thanks Thu, 4 Mar 2010 08:27:39 EST March 2010 Challenge Post your goals, progress and results here. Tue, 2 Mar 2010 08:03:17 EST March Challenge Thread??? Hey guys... Where is the March Challenge Thread... I would like to post my weigh in for march and my goals for the end of march!!! Mon, 1 Mar 2010 13:14:33 EST Spark Disneyland So here's the question fellow Sparks. I have never been to Disneyland but the kids keep asking and asking. So, from your personal experiences, what can I do to maintain a "Spark" way of life while there? I asked about hotels with kitchenettes but they are out of the question for the time we are considering. Sun, 21 Feb 2010 16:50:18 EST March Last One Standing Challenge This challenge will run for the month of March. <BR> <BR> Post your weight ONCE for the week. It can any day you wish but it MUST be posted by midnight Saturday EST <BR> <BR> You must LOSE to continue playing. If you do not lose you are out for March, but can join again in April. <BR> <BR> You must post each week to continue playing. If you miss a week, you are out for March, but can join again in April. <BR> <BR> The last one(s) standing will win FABULOUS prizes, in the form of Spark ... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 11:46:54 EST I Can! I Will! I Am! Say it out LOUD! Just when you think that your about to give this ~ SHOUT IT LOUD & PROUD!! <BR> <BR> So what CAN you do? What WILL you do? And what ARE you doing to make a better, healthier you? <BR> <BR> Your movin' closer to that FABULICIOUS STATUS...don't give up ~ YOUR WORTH IT!! Gett'em BOO!! <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:14:33 EST FEBRUARY 2010 - 10 miles a week or MORE!! FEBRUARY 2010 - 10 miles a week or MORE!! <BR> It can be DONE, are you up for the challenge??? <BR> <BR> Here we go team!! Let's see who can put in 10 miles or more in a week. So on your marks get set go!! <em>57</em> FIGHT off those temptations with some MILES of SUCCESS!! <BR> <BR> Gett'em BOO!! <em>213</em> <em>185</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 2010 <BR> Week 1: 01/01 - 01/06 <BR> Week 2: 01/07 - 01/13 <BR> Week 3: 01/14 - 01/20 <BR> Week 4: 01/21 - 01/28 <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:07:37 EST What equivalent have you shed...?! Here are some weight comparisons...What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding? <BR> <BR> 1 pound = a Guinea Pig <BR> 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts <BR> 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs <BR> 3 pounds = an average human brain <BR> 4 pounds = an ostrich egg <BR> 5 pounds = a Chihuahua <BR> 6 pounds = a human's skin <BR> 7.5 pounds = an average newborn <BR> 8 pounds = a human head <BR> 10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year <... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:57:48 EST Post your Mood with an Emotion Use an emotion to post your mood here! Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:53:54 EST How do you keep everything in perspective? Sometimes we get overwhelmed and can't seem to stay on track with this journey.. I know for me I've gone off TRACK way too many times. But this time around I've managed to push myself forward and stay focused. How do you keep everything in perspective? Do you have any tips that you'd like to share. Everything tip helps especially when your facing a plateau. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:51:53 EST Hello all I joined spark last year and lost 30lbs. I gain 5 back after ignoring my weight and nutrition for the last 6 months. I am now back to loose 10lbs twice. <BR> <BR> I saw this show on tv, How to look good naked. That is my dream to feel comfortable in my own skin Wed, 17 Feb 2010 07:28:24 EST cardio cop out Hi every one - Here's my question. I have been faithfully doing strength training M W and F, and cardio T and T. - Today I had to run out of the house early, so I didn't eat anything, did my thing for a couple hours, then went to the gym. Its cardio day, and I couldn't do the full hour just COULDN'T. After 30 mins, I went home. Is this because I hadn't eaten do you think, or does this sometimes just happen and I should push thru? Advice PLEASE Tue, 16 Feb 2010 18:48:12 EST 10 pound a month challenge Hi, I just joined and it would be great to lose 10 lbs. by 3/17/10 - i'll have to follow my diet plan and do 30 min. cardio/strength at least 4x a week. I have always tried to accomplish this goal - not yet - I like the focus - it's not to far away from now - and I get distracted easily. Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:55:38 EST New team member Will I started on Sparks last Saturday. It seems very motivational. Still learning my way around on the site. <em>224</em> Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:28:02 EST hello all! Hi, I'm Marietta from Columbus, OH. I'm 22 and weight about 220. Losing 10lbs per month is exactly what I want to do so I'm so excited I found this team! <BR> Can't wait to start losing. Thu, 4 Feb 2010 13:13:34 EST February Challenge Thread!!! Here's the new link for February!!!! <BR> <BR> Pounds to lose: goal is _____????? <BR> I have lost ____ out of goal for the month. <BR> <BR> Make this work for you. Do what works for you. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 10 pounds this month, and I have lost ________ out of 10 pounds. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 16:26:29 EST Feb 7-13 Challenge 10,000 steps daily The second challenge for February is to walk 10,000 steps daily. That's about 5 miles. <BR> <BR> 02/07: 7889 <BR> 02/08: 9202 <BR> 02/09: 8306 <BR> 02/10: 8848 <BR> 02/11: 17,348 <BR> Total so far 51593 so my average is in range! <BR> <BR> 02/12: 12,732 <BR> 02/13: 18,512 <BR> Weekly total 82837 <BR> Average: 11,834 steps daily Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:06:33 EST New here I have been overweight since I was a child. I have always put others wants/needs before my own. I am now on a Journey to love myself first which will then lead to a Healthier Lifestyle. <BR> I am looking for a challenge! Lets do this... <BR> Tue, 2 Feb 2010 06:34:53 EST New here! <em>264</em> I have put this trophy here for my accomplishment on the 5k walk I did yesterday. It was my very first one but not my last one. I came in last place but I finished... that's what counts! I challenged myself and two of my friends and we did it! I look forward to more challenges so lets rock on everyone. Sun, 31 Jan 2010 12:12:15 EST hi <BR> Hi my name is Heather aka Midnight06 <BR> and i am always open to new challenges <BR> to get me motivated and to help me get to my target weight of 120lbs by june of this year. <BR> i am 4 years old and i weigh 135lbs <BR> i want to be a size 5 so i am trying to work hard <BR> at it. i try and go to the gym each day <BR> whenever i have the jeep. hopefully I can get challenged and motivated to get to my goal before or by June of this year <BR> Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:52:55 EST Four Weekly Challenges for February We have exactly 4 weeks in February. Let's do a challenge a week to "Spark" our 10 pound goals! <BR> <BR> edited to add: <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <BR> <BR> Okay fried foods was too easy, so I'm making it harder. <BR> <BR> Week 1 Challenge: 7 Days of eating like a cave"person". <BR> Meats (if you're not a vegetarian), grains, veggies <BR> <BR> No desserts, no prepackaged foods, no soda, no e... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 22:17:50 EST Podcasts and Fitness I recently started listening to a podcast called the Biggest Loser Fan podcast. It is available on iTunes or . I find it helpful to listen to podcasts to keep my focus on fitness but I am wondering if any of you have suggestions for other podcasts that are insightful and help keep the focus on fitness and health. Let me know. Wed, 20 Jan 2010 21:51:03 EST Last Man Out Challenge -- Starting over <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <BR> <BR> New Rule <BR> <BR> Only post once, and edit your original post each time you update your weight. (Post ONCE and EDIT THAT POST FROM THEN ON): <BR> <BR> I repeat: <BR> Only post once, and edit your original post each time you update your weight. (Post ONCE and EDIT THAT POST FROM THEN ON): <BR> <BR> ***To keep our posts from getting scattered this topic will only be us... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 12:41:27 EST Looking for an accountablility partner... I'm looking for an accountablility partner. I was hoping to find someone who wanted to sparkmail back and forth a couple of times per week. We could encourage each other, challenge each other, and just generally hold one another accountable. Any takers? Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:40:45 EST Possible Group Cruise I have been given permission to organize a group cruise for members of Spark People, their friends, and their family. If anyone is interested, I have created a new team to determine if there is enough interest to move forward with the idea. Please visit the team: Cruising Friends and give me input. Also, spread the word to others that you know who are members of Spark People. There are so many teams and I want to involve as many people as possible so that anyone who might be interested has a ... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 22:22:49 EST A wonderful day Hey all. Well today was a productive day. I got my Stipend check today so I took some of it and bought some resistance tubes and 2 - 10# weights. Next step is to order the P90X this week and then I will be set. I am determined to see great results over the next 5 months. My goal is to reach 200 by June or earlier. After the 200 my next mini goal is 180 and then I will be completely satisfied. <BR> <em>104</em> Tue, 19 Jan 2010 14:35:41 EST 193.6 Start weight 193.6 Mon, 18 Jan 2010 15:39:48 EST :) Hey Guys! My name is Kendra, I'm 20 years old. I've always struggeled with my weight. At one point I hit about 165, which is a lot of weight for a person of my heigh, 5"1. Right now i'm about 150.. but i want to get to 120-125lbs. I've tried soo many diets, but they just haven;t worked for me. Mostly because they were telling me WHAT to eat & when. Then one day i bought a magazine, and there was an article about So later that night i decided to check the sight out! I signed u... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 21:42:04 EST Hi! I'm new! Hi! I just joined this site, and this group seemed right for me! I currently weigh 235 lbs and my goal is to weigh 145. I had never really thought about setting a month by month goal like this, but I like it! I really just need some accountability and encouragement! Here it goes! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:28:26 EST Big Daddy's Gotta Get Right My name is Brian - - - husband to a beautiful wife, father to 6 incredible kids . . .and I have let myself go . . .way too long. I want to be around as long as possible for my wife and kids - - my littlest angel, Kyra, is only 3 . . . she needs and deserves for her Daddy to be around Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:49:39 EST day 2 So far so good second day yeah Wed, 6 Jan 2010 21:24:07 EST Im new just started today again Hi my name is Tena and Im 46 and have been up and down with my weight and back on the up side again and hate it. I was on here a few years ago then I started to work and moved and ect... so now Im needing the help in a big way. I have also battled cancer in that time and And went back to work for a while and then broke my foot a year ago to day and may have to have the second surgery on it. And as I sit I feel bigger and out of shape and I have to do something. So I welcome any challenge yo... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 21:07:53 EST Last Man Out Challenge <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Let's do a Last Man Out Challenge. I've been in a couple and they really help motivate me to toe the line. <BR> <BR> Beginning on Monday, January 10 <BR> Last one out wins challenge. <BR> <BR> The challenge is you stay in the game as long as you either lose weight or stay the same. Only a weight GAIN knocks you out of the challenge. The winner of the cha... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 13:54:15 EST HI <3 Hi I'm Tanya, and I'm 40 pounds over weight... <BR> <BR> Most of my weight started 2-3 years ago, with my mom's passing and other stress related stuff... <BR> <BR> The way I handle stress is, drinking lots of caffeinated drinks... I want to lose 60-70 pounds, by July 2009, if not before... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 21:52:01 EST Olympic Year Challenge I have only been on Spark for a few months but wondering, are there ever any yearly challenges? <BR> <BR> Who can lose the most in one year, who can walk the furthest, do the most work outs consecutively. <BR> <BR> I don't know about you guys but I have always been someone who likes to compete and would be up to a 2010 Olympic year challenge. Afterall, the Olympics are coming up in another month or so in my home province of BC. Sun, 27 Dec 2009 13:22:08 EST youtube contest starts jan 1st <BR> <BR> This is a three month contest. Summit an entry video and in 90 day a after video. check out the video for all the details. lets do this! Wed, 23 Dec 2009 23:37:08 EST January Challenge Thread!!!! Here's the new link for January!!!! <BR> <BR> Pounds to lose: goal is _____????? <BR> I have lost ____ out of goal for the month. <BR> <BR> Make this work for you. Do what works for you. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 3 pounds this month, and I have lost ________ out of 3 pounds. <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Dec 2009 15:20:24 EST New Year's Resoluti ns/Goals for 2010 Post your goals in this link for 2010. <BR> <em>107</em> <em>107</em> <em>107</em> <em>107</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> <BR> <em>412</em> <em>412</em> <em>412</em> <em>412</em> <em>412</em> <BR> <em>408</em> <em>408</em> <em>408</em> <em>408</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>409</em> <em>409</em> <em>409</em> <em>409</em> Wed, 23 Dec 2009 15:16:50 EST Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year I am going to busy the next few day and I just wanted to say, I pray that all have a safe and Merry Christmas. May God bless you all. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>443</em> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 09:57:46 EST YO-YO?? Sometimes it gets frustrating but I know it is worth it. When you stand on the scale and the numbers go up one week and back down the next. I call this the Yo-Yo affect. I have been experiencing this quite often lately. But here is the good points. I know some of it has to be muscle because my measurements have not changed. Another is I am wondering how much of an effect the weather has on body weight. I have noticed that on days my scale numbers go up it is either wet and rainy out or Cold a... Wed, 9 Dec 2009 03:48:12 EST 25 Days to Christmas Challenge!!!! <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> Let's Challenge ourselves to do 10 extra minutes of exercise per day.....Report each day in this thread!!! You may do several sets.....Copy and paste the dates below for your reports. <BR> <BR> 12/1 <BR> 12/2 <BR> 12/3 <BR> 12/4 <BR> 12/5 <BR> 12/6 <BR> 12/7 <BR> 12/8 <BR> 12/9 <BR> 12/10 <BR> 12/11 <BR> 12/12 <BR> 12/13 <BR> 12/14 <BR> 12/15 <BR> 12/16 <BR> 12/17 <BR> 12/18 <BR> 12... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 19:48:52 EST December Challenge Thread Here's the new thread to post your goals and your losses!!!! <em>442</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>447</em> Tue, 1 Dec 2009 19:44:01 EST New to the team Hi my name is Donna and I have been part of SparkPeople for less than a month. I have been losing a pound a week, but would like to kick it up a notch. Hope I can get some help and motivate others on this journey <em>252</em> Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:36:11 EST I'm In - For 10 - Again! :-) Kinda rhymes don't it.. <BR> I'm in <BR> For Ten <BR> Again! <BR> <BR> Still working on the 10 lbs for November... but I'm definitely gonna get my 10 miles in this week... <BR> and I'm gonna work on 10 crunches.. 10 times a day this week.. for 100 a day.. for 5 days. <BR> Let's go! Sun, 22 Nov 2009 22:00:30 EST 10 Miles a week... Nov - 15-21, 2009 Same challenge as last week. Rather than lower the time..let's keep it the same. The number of miles you do at one time doesn't matter, as long as you reach the 10 mile goal. FYI, find your weight and walking speed in the link below...multiply by 10, and that will tell you how many calories this challenge will burn off if you reach it. Reaching my goal will burn off almost 2000 calories and about 6/10 of a lb of fat!!! Add that to the calories I burn in a regular day, and I can make my ... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 08:17:31 EST Fitness Challenge My fitness challenge is for everyone on the team to do 30 minutes of exercise daily. <BR> <BR> Today - for me - 120 minutes of walking the dogs Sun, 8 Nov 2009 16:35:05 EST Just two miles a day... or 10 miles a week. 15 minute miles.. 30 minutes. For 5 Days next week. Doesn't matter what day it is. Just a total of 10 miles. <BR> Then the same for the next week. <BR> In two weeks we will move it up to 14 minute miles... whatcha think? Easy peasy... get off that couch and computer and let's do this. Anybody? <BR> Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:39:44 EST New from Oklahoma Hey all! My name is Ashley. I'm a previous SP member, and was with Spark for 2 years before I decided I needed a break. It just got too time consuming for me. I was a multiple team leader, and crunched everyone else's numbers. It got to where I was spending more time in front of the computer than actually exercising and taking care of myself. I'm back now, and ready to kick the holidays in the butt! I'm going to develop these healthier habits BEFORE the end of the year so next year will be th... Wed, 4 Nov 2009 11:59:29 EST Stress and Weight Loss Oddly enough, I have probably never felt so miserable in my life and I would expect my weight loss to turn nose down and just plain bomb. <BR> <BR> But all the stress feels like it is on top of my head and crowding my belly and I have to force myself to eat and then only the lightest things (which means low fat and non starchy to my belly). The only way to keep the stress from dissolving me into tears is constantly being busy. <BR> <BR> Which means more exercise and more movement through ... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 14:24:04 EST November 10 Pound A Month Challenge It's already turkey month......Can you believe it? This is the thread to post your weight-loss goals and your other goals for the month. You may use this thread to post results. <BR> Sun, 25 Oct 2009 16:48:29 EST Hi! Hi all, I'm KC, a 26 year old student new to spark. My goal is to get back to a healthy for me 160 lbs. from a current 225. Looking forward to meeting my goals and team goals. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 15:22:36 EST Hello Hi thanks for letting me join the team. Its nice to be part of a group. Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:58:36 EST Starting OUt Hey People, just writing to introduce myself. I am Andy, an almost 46 year old teacher, from BC (Canada). I am definitely new to SparkPeople and hoping this can make a difference in my journey to health and fitness. Please add me as a friend and feel free to keep me on track. If you want, I will do the same. For me, it always seems that I can get started but lose motivation. I am hoping, that with your support, I will keep on track and life life in a healthier way. <BR> <BR> I am going to p... Sat, 17 Oct 2009 23:56:35 EST Hey there:) Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I am 24. I weigh 192 and trying to get down to 135. I started sparkpeople a couple days ago and I already lost 3 pounds! I am so excited about this! I really would like some friends on here so I don't have to do this alone! Wed, 7 Oct 2009 12:12:42 EST October Challenge Thread If you didn't do so well in is your chance to shine. Let's start a new month's threada. Post your you would like them. <BR> <BR> My goal: I will post everything I eat each day this month!!! Sun, 27 Sep 2009 17:28:52 EST New Team Member needs Help! Hi All; <BR> I started on sparkpeople back in June and weighed 225 when I started. I had lost 15 lbs in the first 6-8 weeks and haven't lost anything since! I am getting discouraged. I am a busy mom with a 3 hour commute to and from work everyday and I have been working so hard at keeping my calories between 1300-1500. I pack my lunches and snacks everyday so I don't go grab fast food at lunch and have really been eating much healthier. I am also working out one day a week with a trainer an... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:36:59 EST Daily Challenge for the month of September!!!! Anyone interested in a daily challenge????Let me know. <BR> <BR> Linda Sat, 29 Aug 2009 22:02:29 EST September Challenge Thread A new month...a new challenge. This is where you can keep track of your losses for the month of September. You may post your starting weight and your ending weight (if you choose.) You may post your losses only if you choose.....You may also post your goals for the month and keep track of them here!!! <BR> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>192</em> <em>192</em> <em>192</em> <em>192</em> <em... Sat, 29 Aug 2009 21:58:36 EST Challenge: 3 mile walk today. Any takers? Good morning ya'll, <BR> <BR> I am going to walk three miles today (double what I normally do). Any takers? Let me know how you do! Good luck and hope you have fun :)!! Sun, 9 Aug 2009 07:00:03 EST I am on my way Hi there, my name is Donna and I am 41. I need to lose about 30lbs and need motivation from people who are in the same boat as I am. I want to be able to feel good about myself and pass that feeling on to my girls and let my husband know that if he can do it so can I. I live in Liverpool NY outside Syracuse where summer has not been kind to us. Wish me luck. Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:28:59 EST Any Takers?? I posted this challenge in 2 of my other forums. This may be easy to some, but may be harder for others. Would anyone want to take the challenge of walking 3 miles today? <BR> I did mine today, for the first time. Normally I only do 1.5 miles, but I told myself I want to double that, so I did 3. My legs were definitely burning, but I have to say I felt awesome afterward. I hope some of you take the challenge! Fri, 17 Jul 2009 14:26:03 EST Hello Everyone! My name is Cory. I am a 24 year old housewife and stay at home mom to three adorable kiddos. As a poster I am pretty new here, but I've been a lurker for a bit now. I just wanted to introduce myself and let you all know that I am the new co-leader of our team! <BR> <BR> I started my weight loss journey in mid april, 2009. I have always been over weight; and have lost a a little bit of weight a couple of times before, I've never got to the point ot a "life change". Until now, that is. So far... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 11:40:49 EST a little frustrat ed...but still trying I am a HUGE weight yoyo-er! It's very frustrating. I feel like I am ALWAYS trying but yet always failing. <em>39</em> While I would LOVE to lose 10 pounds this month and next month, I am not so sure it is very practical for me. I should be more optimistic, I know. <em>198</em> Anyway, I am a mom of 4 kids - a blended family. Seems there's always something at our house...constant stressors. Not good, since I tend to be an EMOTIONAL eater!!! <em>234</em> I've done Sparkpeople in th... Fri, 3 Jul 2009 10:45:04 EST Hello everyone, I'm new here Hi... I'm new and looking for help. I yo yo alot and can't seem to be consistant with the pounds coming off. Please help !!!!!! if you can. Looking forward to meeting people and really getting this thing on track. <em>303</em> Sat, 20 Jun 2009 08:36:59 EST Newbie Hi there. I'm new to this group and am looking to lose between 25-30 lbs. I'm currently 185 lbs and would like to be around the 160 lb mark. I tend to <BR> get off track and quite honestly, lazy. <em>24</em> <BR> I'm hoping joining a group will help to keep me motivated. thank you. Sun, 31 May 2009 22:26:43 EST How do you get through the pain? Hello everyone, <BR> I am in pain. My whole body is sore, especially my calf's. I was told that even if you are in pain just to work through it, but I am only able to do like 15-20 minutes of workout before I have to stop because my legs can only do so much. How do you make it through the pain? Mon, 18 May 2009 11:17:49 EST Newbie! Hello out there! Today is Monday and I am starting off strong! I need all the help I can get and with bathing suit season just around the corner here in the Northeast I want to lose 10 lbs by then :) Good to be with you on this team! Take care, JL Mon, 18 May 2009 08:47:32 EST Not new, but new :) Hello everyone, <BR> My name is Angela, and I am 23 years old. Well I am not new to SP, I have been on here for about a year now. The only thing is, I stopped coming on for about 5 months when I gave up on the weight loss journey. I read this article in some magazine about a woman who died at the age of 35 for being overweight. For me, that is only about 11 more years, and my son will only be 13. I want to be able to be around for my son as long as possible. This weight loss journey is ex... Thu, 14 May 2009 08:04:10 EST Fiber I am desperate to raise my fiber intake. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am trying to limit my carb intake, as I have stopped eating white bread, pasta, part of my eating plan. If I take flaxseed is it really beneficial...also some good breakfast ideas with high fiber.... Tue, 12 May 2009 20:38:38 EST Hello Everyone I love that you have put together a weight loss challenge group. Being held accountable works well for me. I'm determined to lose 10 pounds this month, no wait...I will lose 10 pounds this month and so will the rest of you!!! Sun, 3 May 2009 10:34:16 EST May Challenge Thread Here is the new thread for May. You may post your own personal goals or go for the 10!!! Post your weight or your goals....It does not matter. Make this thread work for you. Sun, 26 Apr 2009 16:08:29 EST HELP, HeLp!!!!! I'm exercising, and fell off the wagon for my birthday 4-17, but I'm refocused. However, I will not achieve the goal of losing 10 pounds this month. I need tips on how to achieve the goal. <em>303</em> Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:23:32 EST another newbie Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm another newbie to SP and to this challenge. I love challenges, as it gives me something specific to work toward on a regular basis. Thanks for setting this up. I look forward to getting to know other team members! I have 125 lbs to lose, so I'll be around for quite a while. :) Sat, 18 Apr 2009 21:10:43 EST Hi need help Hi Guys !!! <BR> <BR> I am Siri, 36, a finance proffessional overweight by 30 to 40 pounds i lack motivation and dedication to get my goal weight so i came in search of a group who can take me along with them on the path of acheivement. <em>265</em> <em>135</em> <em>9</em> Thu, 16 Apr 2009 08:42:04 EST Hello! I'm new to sparkpeople I hope to meet people here who are serious about loosing weight and becoming healthy. I'm up for the 10 pounds a month challenge....I can't wait to see my little marker move toward my goal! Wed, 15 Apr 2009 02:14:43 EST APRIL WEIGH IN SW 207 <BR> GW 197 <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Apr 2009 09:59:57 EST April Challenge Thread Here is the new thread to post your starting weights and goals for the month of April........Remember...10 pounds does not need to be your goal for the month. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 20:48:20 EST Hi Hi Everyone!! My name is Robin. I have actually been a member of Spark people since last October, but my motivation hasn't quite caught up yet. I decided that maybe I need to change up some of my spark teams and take advantage of more of the things on this site. So, hopefully you all will see me alot more as I become more successful with my weight loss. Thu, 26 Mar 2009 03:01:10 EST Feeling good? Just want to encourage everyone, I feel great today. I am optimistic and excited. I hope everyone feels the same. You can reach your goals. See your self succeeding and then go out and get it. <BR> <BR> How are you feeling today? Tue, 3 Mar 2009 09:49:25 EST MARCH WEIGH IN I had my first weigh in for the month and I've lost another 1lb - only another 9 to go to reach my March target of 10!!!! Mon, 2 Mar 2009 05:47:14 EST MUSIC IS... today music is motivation for me! <BR> my song of motivation today is untouched by the veronicas <BR> <BR> what is music to you? <BR> what are you listening to? Tue, 24 Feb 2009 16:45:52 EST March Challenge Thread The thread for March has arrived...You can start posting your goals for the month of March. Remember...10 pounds is a huge challenge. If you want to make a lower goal, that's fine....You can also add other goals...I will do less snacking. I will limit my soda....Create your own goals. Make this thread work for you. <BR> <BR> Linda Sat, 21 Feb 2009 10:51:50 EST Finding Balance... Is it possible? Does anyone have any advice on fitting in workouts? I find it hard to get my workouts in, I work 8-5 and have night classes 2 nights a week 6-9. Add in homework and household responsibilities and I just can seem to make it happen, and I even have a gym in the building I live in. I thought of waking up earlier but I can't seem to get up before 6:30. I not try to complain, just looking for some suggestions or what worked for someone else like me? <BR> Thanks Fri, 20 Feb 2009 09:39:42 EST Taking the challenge Hi, I am Josh. I am up for the challenge of losing 10 lbs a month. Please feel free to see my spark page to see what I am doing and goals I have set. I will tell you I started a week ago at 327 and as of yesterday I am at 323. My goal is to get to 207 by next february. Please share what is working for you. Feel free to be my friend. Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:40:52 EST new here hi I live in reno nv .. I need to lose a lot of weight quit smoking 10 yrs ago and that started the gain.. then I went to graveyards at work and that did it, I weight 215 lbs. On Jan 13 I bought a treadmill and I am walking at least 1 mile a day and 30 min.. I have been doing this Jan 14.. I can see that my clothes are getting loose but my weight does not seem to be moving much. I have totally changed the way I eat.. The walking on the mill makes me tired still.. I want to be able to do some... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 11:21:28 EST newbie to the group Hi everyone I'm Yajaira, I live in Tampa and I am so excited that I found thia group! I would like to lose 20-25 pounds by 05/08/09. I need everyone's help and I am ready to take off the excess weight Tue, 3 Feb 2009 18:12:42 EST GOALS FOR 2009 MY GOALS ARE TO <BR> <BR> RUN EVERYDAY (1MILE) <BR> GO TO THE GYM EVERY OTHER DAY <BR> TAKE BETTER CARE OF MYSELF <BR> PUT SOME ON MAKE-UP FOR WORK <BR> CUT DOWN ON DRINKING SODA POP <BR> NOT TO STRESS OUT TO MUCH <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Jan 2009 20:50:49 EST February Challenge Thread <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Here is the new thread for February...Post your weight...or goal for the month and chart away!!! <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> Sun, 25 Jan 2009 14:05:03 EST Newbie <em>46</em> I have lost 32 pounds but like to lose <BR> 10- 20 more Its so hard!!! I have problem keeping motivated .... Just recently started working from home <BR> <BR> any suggestions <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Jan 2009 16:54:23 EST HI Hi I am 5'4" tall and I weight 280. I have always had a weight problem. I am ready to make a big change to my life and this weight has to go. My health is fair and I want it a lot better. I hope I am welcome I like challenges and I think this will be a good one for me. <BR> <BR> kitten54 Mon, 19 Jan 2009 09:15:34 EST OLD BUT NEW MEMBER Hello I have been a member on SP for years, but am new to joining teams and challenges. Need a little extra boost to get me back on track. Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:21:43 EST STAYING MOTIVATED I have been on a rollercoaster ride with my weight for the past 3 years. I have gone down to as low as 184lbs. My goal is 165-170 which is my ideal weight for my height. I get side tracked with having a boyfriend and daughter who love snacking in the house. I am slowly learning how to turn down bad snacks for healthier alternatives but with the economy the way it is food prices are putting a glitch in my shopping list for healthy meats and snacks. I am trying to get and stay motivated through... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:01:24 EST 2009 is the year! Sorry please feel free to to posting and posted in wrong area. I'll try in correct area Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:21:39 EST Breakfast idea Guys, <BR> <BR> I had a delicious breakfast this morning and I wanted to share. I saw the breakfast idea on this site or shapes. <BR> <BR> Two Kashi Honey Oat Waffles: 160cal, 3 grams fat 31 carbs, 6 grams protein. <BR> <BR> 2 tbsp Free cool whip: 15cal, 0 fat, 3 carbs, 0 protein <BR> <BR> 2 All Natural Jones Turkey paties: 120 calories, 6 grams fat, 2 carb, 16 grams protein <BR> <BR> 1 cup of triple berry mix (blue berry, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. 80cal, 0 fat, 21 ... Sat, 10 Jan 2009 13:08:45 EST help hi i am new to spark people although i have been fighting weight issues most of my life. In the last 6 months or so i have given up dieting altogether. I'm not sure if this is good or bad -- i still have out of control days but i am suffering the experience of failure less. I do exercise (sometimes) and that helps me feel better but does pretty much no good with weight loss issues. I'm really glad i found this page and hope to start fresh ---unfortunately my mind is even now saying start... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:33:48 EST OVER CAME MY TEMPTATION Thought it would be nice to hear about temptations we resisted and how we did it or how it made us is so empowering to hear that even though our daily lives bring challenges we can over come them and make great changes that help us get to goal. <BR> <BR> The temptation I resisted was we had a poker game and there were all sorts of snacks that I love but I chose to have cheese and pepperoni rather then the the end of the night I was so proud the new me was stronger then... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 10:09:23 EST SparkPeole Bootcamp Challenge About the New You Bootcamp Challenge: <BR><BR>ic <BR> les.asp?id=1075 <BR> <BR> <BR> Check out this link if you are interested. It starts today............... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 12:06:18 EST Our goals for 2009 My goal(s) for 2009 are: <BR> <BR> 1. to eat sensibly <BR> 2. to save more $$$ <BR> 3. to eat out less often <BR> 4. to exercise every day <BR> 5. to do strength training every day alternating body parts <BR> 6. to swim 5 days per week <BR> 7. to walk 15 or more daily <BR> 8. to spend less time watching tv <BR> 9. to chart everything I eat <BR> 10. to eat 9 or more fruits and veggies daily Sat, 3 Jan 2009 11:44:43 EST Hello I've just joined this fabulous site and I'm really looking forward to the challenge ahead. <BR> I chose to join this team because I need short term challenges to keep me motivated. <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all and wish you all the best for a healthy and happy 2009. <BR> Ruthie Wed, 31 Dec 2008 08:20:15 EST January Challenge Thread This is the offical thread for January!!! It's a new year, and it's time for a new you!!! Post your goals, your beginning weight....whatever feels comfortable to you.....This is the official thread for the month of January......Here's to a healthier you!!!! <em>135</em> <em>107</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2008 20:29:23 EST My confessional............ ...................... Today I ....................... <BR> <BR> ate too much dark chocolate...... <BR> had a Christmas cookie.......... <BR> <BR> take your pick...... Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:46:46 EST Count from 1 to 100 1 Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:45:29 EST 5,10, 15, 20............ .............. 5 Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:45:13 EST Count by $.50 to get to $100 $.50 Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:44:49 EST Count by $.25 to get to $100.00 .25 Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:44:25 EST A to Z - places to visit A - Atlanta Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:43:11 EST One word or emoticon to describe your day!!! <em>263</em> blizzard Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:42:06 EST Leave a smile!!!! <em>9</em> Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:41:21 EST Count by 10's 10 Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:40:49 EST Count by 5's 5 Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:40:34 EST Count by ones to 10,000 1 Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:40:17 EST Boys names from A to Z Alex Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:39:56 EST Girls names from A to Z Amanda Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:39:30 EST Things to buy at Target from A to Z A - apples Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:39:06 EST Daily Roll Call!!!!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Just check in with an add an emoticon daily!!!! <BR> <BR> Linda Sun, 14 Dec 2008 13:38:16 EST National Body Challenge Just an FYI:Free 30-day membership is available for download between 12/29/08 and 1/16/09 Bally Gym <BR><BR>y-challenge/promo/redirect.html <BR> <BR> I did this last year when it was 8 weeks for free. Just go to the website and all the information is there . Mon, 8 Dec 2008 17:28:06 EST Keeping Holidays Under Control I borrowed this from another team. I thought you would also enjoy........... <BR> <BR> <BR> From the book "Our Lady of Weight Loss". I've been reading and the author Janice Taylor is not just some fitness guru. She's one of us! She struggled with a lifelong weight problem that threatened her health. She doesn't say how much she weighed or how much she lost but said her size XXXL pants became too tight. Looking at her I'd say she's about a Misses size M or S now. The book is good and I'll t... Sat, 6 Dec 2008 08:10:38 EST December Challenge Post your starting weight and goal weight here. <BR> <BR> Need help with achieving your goals? Join the Cardio/Strength challenge under the Team Goals section. Let's get moving! Thu, 4 Dec 2008 20:50:56 EST Late night craving Ugh, I just ate half a slice of birthday cake. I really want to be careful this month, and I was good all day, and then all of the sudden out of now where the remainder of the birthday cake is calling... <BR> <BR> How am I ever going to get more self control? Tue, 2 Dec 2008 00:47:26 EST Hello...Still New to SparkPeople I joined a while ago but couldn't get comfortable with this site....a couple of my friends say they are on here but I can't seem to find them so I am joining this group in hopes to lose my weight and get back into shape! Any tips or motivation you can give would be appreciated! Mon, 1 Dec 2008 12:38:16 EST Hi Hi everyone. I'm a newbie and am very excited about going through this journey with you. I have 23 pounds to lose. I'm not usually good about staying on task for more than a few weeks without taking a "break" and starting up again. I'm hoping with encouragement and motivation from a group, I'll be able to get over this hump. Looking forward to talking with you all. Sat, 29 Nov 2008 23:31:47 EST Hi I'm new My name is Angelina. My starting weigh was 260 and I am currently 239. I am glad that I have come this far but I know that I could have reached my goal by now. I have been trying to lose weight for about 2 yrs now but am just getting serious about it. I joined this team in hopes of motivating myself to try harder and stay on track. Wish me luck <em>30</em> Sat, 15 Nov 2008 15:18:53 EST How do you do it? Beggin for advice! I have been part of this team for a few months but never posted because I NEVER lose 10 pounds a month! <BR> <BR> So Im asking advice, how do you do it? <BR> <BR> I workout, I track my food I drink my water but Im not getting good results! Fri, 14 Nov 2008 17:05:10 EST New member Hi my name is Julie and i just wanted to say hi. I hope i am able to do this. I have a bad back so it makes exercise hard for me. I walk but probally not enough. any other suggestions <BR> thank you <BR> Julie Wed, 12 Nov 2008 12:17:35 EST Hi everyone Millie here...I am up for the challenge. I am new to SP and I love what I see so far. Hubby and I have 6 kids (all grown and out of the house) and 8 grandkids. I own a business and have learned to be very flexible. I love to run altho I run at a tortoise's pace. My goal is always to cross the finish line. During the winter months (in the Pacific NW) I do much of my cardio on the treadmill. Currently my wt is higher than ever and I am carryng 40lbs too many. <BR> <BR> So that is me and I am ... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 12:44:14 EST Heart Rate Monitors Okay, I have spent the last couple of weeks preparing from this journey and I am ready to re-commit! I am on board for the November 10 pound weight loss challenge. <BR> <BR> My question is this, I am pondering getting a heart rate monitor, but would like to get some feed-back from people who use this tool for effective work-outs. My main concern is my resting pulse rate is currently quite high at about 90, and being new to exercise I want to make sure I am exercising effectively and safely... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 10:51:18 EST November Challenge!!!! Post your starting weight and/or goal for the month in this thread!!! Best of luck to all of you!!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:52:26 EST Do you... I was wondering how many of you have incentive plans through your work? For next year my work is changing our Health insurance. Being I have a family my insurance is going up like 20 or 30 dollars a month. Well I was of course not thrilled about that, until I found out more info on the incentive plan. I have a membership with our company gym and if we do the health screening and continue to show improvement and that you want to change your health status you will get discounts on your insu... Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:30:30 EST newbie hello all, my name is lacey i am new to this i am 29 and have 3 kids. I am very busy all the time i hope to lose 100 or more i am curently 280. I live in dixon CA it is close to sacramento. Mon, 20 Oct 2008 22:35:28 EST Best exercise program for beginners? I just started and wanted to know what the best exercise program for beginners or how many calories should a person reg. burn (with exercise) on a daily basis as a beginner? <BR> <BR> I weigh 167, have been running about 30 min/day <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Sun, 19 Oct 2008 19:11:55 EST Let's Play a A Game!!!!! I will start???? <BR> Example: <BR> Do you prefer swimming or walking???? <BR> My answer would be swimming. Then, I ask the next <BR> question: fresh fruit or vegetable salad??? <BR> <BR> You answer...then post your question. <BR> <BR> Thu, 16 Oct 2008 19:35:07 EST Personal Challenge So tonight I am going to catch up with an old friend and he wants to go out to eat. Ughhh. Yes, I panicked. LOL. We decided on Buffalo Wild Wings because he loves trivia, but everything there as you know is really fattening. So my personal challenge is to find the healthiest item on the menu and eat just that. I looked around and it seems that their Naked Chicken Tenders (grilled chicken tenders) aren't that bad for you and are high in protein (which I always lack). If anyone has any b... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:30:43 EST hey ya'll hi i am new 10 pounds a month club!! what a great idea, count me in! hope to keep on track.. <em>81</em> looking forward to being smaller for Christmas! <BR> <em>213</em> birthabutt <BR> check out my video under troglidite in utube...if you need a good laugh!!! (berthabutt)with an e Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:20:29 EST I DARE YOU TO............. ............... try three new exercises listed under fitness. Do two sets for each new exercise. <BR> <BR> If you are willing to do this......give me your reply and list a new dare for the next person to try!!!! Have fun!!!!! <BR> <BR> Linda <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 14 Oct 2008 19:47:17 EST My First Challenge Hi All, <BR> This is my first challenge so I'm super excited! <BR> I started out this month at 215 so I am hoping to end at 205! Good Luck everyone! <em>30</em> Thu, 9 Oct 2008 18:34:06 EST Newbie Hi everyone! I just started exercising and changing the way I eat last month and so far I have lost 5 pounds <em>244</em> I would like to lose 10 pounds a month so I am really looking forward to the challenge! Thu, 9 Oct 2008 18:27:02 EST Hi This looks like just the challenge I need to get motivated and stay on track - count me in! <BR> <BR> -Savannah Sat, 4 Oct 2008 13:51:13 EST Introduce us to your weight-loss successe ........ Even though this thread is for introducing yourself......I think we should use this thread to inspire all of us to stay ' new and refreshed ' in our weight loss journey!!!!!!! Fri, 3 Oct 2008 19:17:46 EST to team Hi, I have been with sparks awhile. I just found out the I have to lose weight for medical reasons and I have to take this seriously. I look forward to getting to know all of you and find out about the tips you have. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Marie Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:04:53 EST I am having a difficult time......... I am having a difficult time with my.............. <BR> <BR> You list.................... <BR> <BR> Let's see if we have any ideas to help. <BR> <BR> Linda Sat, 27 Sep 2008 22:35:43 EST October Challenge Thread This is the thread for the 10 pound challenge for the month of October.....Starting Weight...Ending Weight is optional.......Once again, 10 pounds is not mandatory. If your goal is 5....make it 5. We want you to feel successful. <BR> <BR> Linda Sat, 27 Sep 2008 22:33:05 EST Question about exercising in the morning Hello everyone! <BR> I have a huge question: <BR> I heard (and experienced) so many great things about exercising in the morning that I decided to do it! It works for me, it's okay with my working hours too, so it's perfect... <BR> BUT... <BR> ...the problem is NOT me being unable to wake up, cause that would work (although I'm not a morning person, I can and would do it)! The problem is that I tried this before too, and my experience was that during the workout I'm not as strong and energeti... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:46:24 EST