SparkPeople Lonely No More Team Messageboard This team is a place where people who feel like they are on this weight loss journey alone can go for support and encouragement. SparkPeople Lonely No More Team Messageboard How to stay motivated? My husband wants to workout alone or with other people. He told me to find friends to workout with because I need to respect his personal boundaries. We both need to lose weight and I was hoping to do it with him but he made it very clear he doesn't want to do this with me. I don't like working out alone and we just moved to WA from CO. I don't know many people here and the people I do know all work during the day. He works and has met a lot of people but I'm a stay at home mom. What can I do... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:26:33 EST Enter your diet "discovery" for the week.... Just got a steamer and an trying out some asian dishes....used Fiber One (original) to replace fried noodles works <em>345</em> !!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Tastes <em>250</em> AND ups my fiber for the day.... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:47:07 EST Wishing all the LNM Spark team a Merry Christmas! Take time to enjoy your family and your blessings!!! <BR> <BR> Peace & love! <BR> <BR> DebbyO Sat, 24 Dec 2011 07:21:50 EST Show a Smile if you Shared a Smile Today! I did share a smile, in fact I shared many smiles. <em>30</em> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 02:13:51 EST Show "Way To Go" if you had your snacks Today! Once you had your Snack or Snacks today show <em>243</em> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 02:08:18 EST Did you water your Christmas tree today? YES!!!! <BR> <BR> No home fires, please!!!! Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:03:21 EST What's your next mini goal? Mine is trying to survive appetite has been "out of bounds" for the past month... <BR> <em>24</em> Sat, 19 Nov 2011 08:47:28 EST Stupidest diet error you made this week? Mine was fried oysters...surely they can't be THAT bad.....NOT sodium was off the chart...along with the calories...we live, we learn...but DANG they were good!!!! TG I didn't eat the fries!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> <em>39</em> Sat, 22 Oct 2011 09:11:38 EST Changes/re alizations found for diet success.... <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Please enter "things you have discovered" diet--wise that seem unreal to you now....Come On, think about it...I know you guys have thing you have realized that may make it easier for others to correct their old bad habits! <BR> <BR> 1) NEVER thought I wolud like my coffee without half and I use powdered low-fat milk and am perfectly happy with it...and I use quite a bit, but track it...and I am getting more milk into me and think it is really helping my s... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 10:53:09 EST Simple things negative thinking can make hard.... I constantly need to "fight off" making small tasks seem to be insurmountable.... <BR> <BR> Mine , right now, is doing my laundry... <BR> <BR> What task, have you avoided, that you KNOW you could have easily done? <BR> <BR> Post it here and get the encouragement you need to get on track!!!!! Tue, 6 Sep 2011 11:47:17 EST What's your diet "discovery" of the week? Let's face it...we trudge along, following our guidelines (because we want to lose weight, right?) and BINGO, a light goes on over our head and we "discover" what SP has been trying to teach us....anything goes here...can be food, exercise, relationships, whatever... <BR> <BR> What "turned on your lightbulb today"? <BR> <BR> Mine is that I really can be totally satisfied with a single piece of Arnolds, whole grain, double fiber bread, spread with "only" a tsp of peanut butter for a filling ... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 11:40:08 EST Current "fashions" for heavy women.....? I just don't get it! <BR> <BR> You see overweight people (and even slim ones) wearing clothing that appears to be too small? <BR> <BR> What is with having jackets/sweaters that "can barely button"? And tops that outline your "problem areas"? Are you comfortable wearing clothing like this? <BR> <BR> Now I have suffered through decades of HAVING to buy at Lane Bryant....miserable selections....nothing that even comes close to what I wanted to wear...blah, blah, blah....and then there w... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 07:46:37 EST Did you DRINK WATER or SODA today? I drank WATER <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Dessie. Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:58:45 EST Did you take a Nap 2day, Daily Nap or No Nap? I took my nap yesterday <em>102</em> <em>176</em> <BR> <BR> I try to get my daily nap <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> I know I will get my nap or a sleep if possible today as we are expecting bad weather. I want to be <em>102</em> when it start <em>257</em> <em>54</em> . I can hear the thunder rolling. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> on my <em>193</em> in today I loss 2 more pounds! <em>224</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Dessie. Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:46:49 EST Enter an emoticon that represents your mood today. <em>334</em> because of my GREAT LNM support friends... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 08:23:30 EST What do U think of the new nutrition tracker? I think it's pretty neat...nice to not have to pop in-and-out for each item added... <BR> <BR> Any thoughts or comments on this? Tue, 17 May 2011 14:07:45 EST What's your weather today? <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>54</em> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>54</em> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>54</em> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>54</em> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>54</em> <BR> <BR> OK, Chicago...we now have your rain storm parked over RI for the entire week coming up... <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <em>20</em> Sun, 15 May 2011 08:14:18 EST You know finances are tight when.... You can't afford the gasoline to drive to the Good Will Store for shopping.... <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Thu, 5 May 2011 09:15:59 EST Ever "been to" or thrown a Derby Party? I had friends in DC who threw an absolute BLAST of a Kentuckey Derby Party every year...perfect timing for an outdoor party...tons of Mint Julips and Bergoo...I have thrown a couple of Derby parties, and they were always a hit...everybody puts a dollar in a hat and draws a number of a horse and we split up the cash for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place horses... Wed, 4 May 2011 08:36:27 EST Did you watch William and Kate get married? It's on my TV, as I type....and the fog is moving in, here in RI.... <BR> <BR> <em>36</em> (the hat on the emoticon is supposed to be a fascinator....) Fri, 29 Apr 2011 05:15:42 EST What's the 1st thing you do after signing on to SP I go straight to the nutrition tracker and add my water and veggies...then head over to get my login points....what's the first thing that you do after signing in? Sun, 24 Apr 2011 11:26:27 EST what's for lunch? Working in a school I am limited on my choices to pack for lunch and I am getting tired of "diet" freezer meals. I am also not a bid fan of sandwiches and I've had enough salad to fill a garden. Any ideas??? Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:47:16 EST SP virus problem updates... Please post here if you have had a problem starting from today, 3/17/11... <BR> <BR> Noticed yesterday afternoon, that SP had pulled all outside, non-SP ads and seemed to be slowly introducing outside ads...I appreciate using this site and know that ads are paying to keep it free, but none of us can afford to keep paying for fixing our computers.... <BR> <BR> I will monitor this post to see how SP is the meantime, I highly recommend you go to AVIRA.COM and download their free vir... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:05:08 EST how do you keep from over eating at night? This is the one area I really struggle with Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:31:20 EST Will you sign up for the virtual 5k? I did...come join me!!!!! Misery LOVES company!!!! <em>334</em> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 06:00:35 EST What was it in your life that made you overeaters? For me, it was family. I was an only child & all three of us loved to eat. We had plenty of good food & weren't content until we topped it with dessert. My parents were both too heavy. In fact, my father had a stroke when he was only 48. My grandparents, too, liked to see me eat. I recall that my grandmother, although she set a very fine table, would always ask me if there was anything else I craved to eat. (yes, I was an only grandchild for 7 years until my cousin came along, so I was spoile... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 14:37:34 EST What wish would make dieting easier? This wish can be serious or silly... <BR> <BR> Silly: a small part of my largeness wants to wish for something I REALLY love to eat, to be ZERO calories, so I could eat as much as I wanted to...and lose weight. The reality being that I want a ton of mac & cheese, or something similiar...not much of a sweet eater...(what am I doing here...trying to justify my desire to stuff my face...Looks like it to me!!!). <BR> <em>20</em> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:20:38 EST If you could be anywhere today, where would be? I would be in England, visiting my daughter's family... <em>41</em> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 07:22:23 EST Loookinf for help with the team I am so glad to see this team growing and interacting. As you can probably see, I haven't been as active on the site as I wish I could be. I am facing several health issues and family problems at this time and I am not able to be online as I would like to. I do not want to see this team fold so with a heavy heart I am looking for someone willing to take over the role of leader. If that's you please e-mail me. I would like to continue to be a part of the team, I just do not have the time ... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 03:02:36 EST Enter "OLD" you VS "NEW" you...with real example. This should be fun... <BR> Please enter actual surprises you have discovered with your new self...not wishful thinking....surprises can be being able to touch your toes, fitting in an ecomomy class airline seat and being able to fully lower your tray table.... <BR> <BR> My discovery was: <BR> <BR> Old me: Open large bag of chips and eat ALL of it...or almost all of it... <BR> <BR> New me: Open large bag of chips, take out 1 serving, AND CLOSE THE BAG....and not reopen aga... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 17:09:05 EST Successful dieters...reply to panic button people! If you like helping people, check out the panic button section in the main discussion page...maybe we can find more members for the Lonely No More group...these fellow dieters really appreciate hearing that other people do care.... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 10:15:10 EST Have you checked for a new SP recipe this week? I find that it is very important NOT to get into a rut on ANY diet....and there are SUPER recipes out there that really make it enjoyable to eat a healthier diet with out getting bored. If you find a recipe you really like, please share the name of it here.... <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Mon, 7 Feb 2011 07:46:56 EST Did you learn anything new from Spark Trivia today I was shocked to learn that in the U.S. the average food item travels over 1,000 miles before it reaches our table. <BR> <BR> I also was delighted to learn that according to researchers at Harvard University people who eat chocolate live longer than people who abstain from it. Of course that doesn't mean we should all gorge on it, but at least when we eat it (and stay within our calorie range) in small amounts we don't have to feel guilty about it. <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:57:09 EST Goals for 2-6-11 to 2-12-11 <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Goals for this week: <BR> 1. Track your daily water intake on the Nutrition Tracker. <BR> 2. Stay within your calorie range suggested on the Nutrition Tracker each day. <BR> 3. Exercise at least 3 times this week. Try for more but at least get in 3 days!!! <BR> 4. Invite at least one other Sparkmember to our team. <BR> 5. Play Spark Trivia each day. (The more we learn the better we will do. And don't forget to share what you learn with our team!!!) Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:42:41 EST How many sign in points did you get today? I love signing in and spinning the wheel!!! <BR> <BR> Today I got 2. How many did you get? Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:27:59 EST Are you feeling positive or negative today? I'm striving to feel more positive. After a painful week last week I am going to try to find better ways to control the RA and migraines without meds. Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:26:13 EST What is your goal weight Mine is 130. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 05:33:48 EST Who or what inspires you? I am inspired by my children. Why is it that as children we are not afraid to step out and try new things, but as we get older we tend to stick to what feels safe? My children amaze me because they make the best out of each of opportunity that comes their way. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 05:33:02 EST How many glasses of water did you get in today? So far I have gotten in 4 and since I have several hours to go before be I am pretty sure that I will make my goal of 8. How about you??? <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:50:30 EST Did you exercise today? I didn't do an actual routine, but I did some major house cleaning since we had a snow day and I am sure that I burned the same amount of calories. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:48:55 EST Do you take a multivitamin? I do on the days that I don't forget it. I can't take the whole thing at once though because it upsets my stomach. I take half in the morning and half in the evening. Sun, 23 Jan 2011 06:53:35 EST Goal for 1-23-11 to 1-29-11 This week our goal is to lose at least 1/2 a pound each. <BR> I know that sounds like a small amount for a weight loss challenge, but after all the reasearch I have done and with personal experience I realize that taking the weight off slowly with simple changes instead of trying to lose a lot at once will help us to make lifestyle changes that we can live with for the rest of our lives. <BR> After all, what good will it do us to lose a lot of weight by starvation or some other drastic me... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 06:49:58 EST What is your biggest hurdle in reaching your goal? I have to admit that I am still struggling with emotional eating. It is getting a lot better, but when a certain someone who is supposed to love me (I'm trying not to complain about him so much this year) says mean things to me food just seems like an easy comfort. I realize though that turning to food for comfort is what led me to this weight so I am trying hard to find other solutions. Sun, 23 Jan 2011 06:39:57 EST What is motivating you to be healthier? My three children and getting better control of asthma and RA are my main motivators. It used to want to be slim so that I would look better, but I have realized that it is much more important to feel better. Sat, 22 Jan 2011 04:14:50 EST What did you do today to make yourself healthier I am starting this post at 4 AM so I will have to report back later on today. I just thought that we shoud share our small steps as a way to encourage each other. Sat, 22 Jan 2011 04:12:37 EST Weekly weigh-in Don't forget to track your weight once a week so that you can see your progress. I thought Saturday would be a great day to do that so it will start today. Sat, 22 Jan 2011 04:10:50 EST I am new! Hi everyone! I am so glad that I stumbled across this group today since I am truly going at it alone. I relocated from California to Oklahoma (where I didn't know a soul!) with my job in August of last year and with the combined stress of my new position and being lonely I have managed to easily gain 15 pounds. Not a skinny-minnie to start with, this extra weight gain prompted me to take control of my mindless eating and couch potato ways. I joined SparkPeople over the weekend and am joining ... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:52:46 EST Easy ways to cut extra calories How do you avoid the snack monster or cut extra calories from your day? <BR> <BR> One way I do it is to never allow myself to snack while on Spark. I have had major issues with eating in front of the televeision and I am also trying to stop that. Just realizing that I snacked (at times without noticing it) while on the computer made me see that I consume useless calories and it has really helped me to avoid those calories by not snacking at all while on Spark. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:53:05 EST Great ways to "sneak" in exercise I have to admit that I am not a big fan of exercise, although I realize that I need to do it so I am trying to learn to like it. I try to add little things to my daily routine to sneak in some exercise. Here are a few: I like to do squats with each item I take out of the dryer (they add up quick), I do heel lifts and leg lifts while I am washing my hair in the sink, I also try to get in extra steps by putting away one dish at a time from the dishwasher. <BR> How do you sneak in extra exerc... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:10:28 EST Inspirational Thought for the Day Tuesday, January 18, 2011 <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Dream it, plan it, and go for it! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:43:58 EST You are not alone <em>220</em> If you are anything like me, you sometimes feel like you are on this journey to be a healthier person all alone. That is why I started this team. No one should have to be without a support system. I have often felt like giving up because I have no one to share my successes or slip-ups with. Now I will go to this team and remind myself that no matter how I feel--I AM NOT ALONE and neither are you. <BR> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:02:59 EST