SparkPeople SP Class of January 29- February 4, 2012 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=53979 This team is for all members who joined SparkPeople from January 29- February 4, 2012. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of January 29- February 4, 2012 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=53979 Set back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53979x57690528 I went to the doctor yesterday between my classes and I found out that I have walking pneumonia. I have been sick for 12 days today. I had tried taking cheap pills from dollar tree then I tried taking the pseudophed that you have to buy from the pharmacy and sign for and those didn't work, so I finally gave in and went to the doctor. I had been doing some exercises and even helped my brother move out of his apartment on Sunday all while I was doing so I was coughing up stuff like crazy and lo... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:03:42 EST Buddies?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x48099517 I am hoping to find some accountability buddies... <BR> <BR> I started on here in Feb, most of the friends that I have made on here have been inactive since about a week after I joined & no longer communicate with me. I kinda fell along the wayside for a bit, but I am back. I am not able to be on here everyday, but am trying much harder to not go longer than every other day. I also check my email daily. <BR> <BR> I am 29. <BR> I have a 14 year old daughter & fiance (getting married in Spr... Wed, 16 May 2012 17:20:07 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x47807562 Hi. My name is Lupe and this is my very first post. I am 28 years old and have joined Sparkpeople to lose some weight and learn to live a healthier lifestyle. I am looking forward to the challenge of changing my life. Sat, 28 Apr 2012 13:07:19 EST Hi everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x47048364 Hi SP, I'm back again :) It's been a long time but I kept thinking I need to come back. This (and pilates) is the only thing(s) that have worked for me in weight loss. The last time I was here I had lost 30 lbs but for some reason, I didn't stick with it. This time I'm hoping to get results like that and not leave!! Hope to chat with you all soon. <BR> <BR> Raynee46 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 23:45:42 EST just found this team page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46773156 hello everyone. I just found this team page and am interested in what it is all about. I started on January 31st and am so excited. My eating habits have changed and I do some form of cardio each and every day. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to finding out what this team is all about. <BR> <BR> Have a great day Sun, 26 Feb 2012 08:35:13 EST why???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22172x53979x46706951 i get in my exercise, i drink oceans of water, but i keep messing up what i eat. i hate myself i want to hang myself in the bathroom. what is wrong with me? <em>38</em> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 06:54:28 EST Starting Stage 2, what have you learned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53979x46658685 I've learned that the only way I'm accountable to myself and to be truthful is that I must track everything I eat, including the little snitches of food here and there. And I need to do the exercise everyday or I can just talk myself out of it too easily. Sun, 19 Feb 2012 10:51:57 EST deanna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46579420 HI, i JUST STARTED THIS AND AM HAVING LOTS OF TROUBLE LOOSING. BAD HIP AND STROKE MAKE EXERCISE HARD, BUT AM WALKING 1 MILE A DAY ON TREDMILL.. LOST 4 LBS. IN TWO WEEKS, AM NOT SURE ABOUT HOW MANY CALORIES TO EAT , OR ANYTHING ELSE. I NEED HELP. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO HAVE SOMEONE GUIDE ME ALONG UNTIL I GET IT. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:53:59 EST New Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53979x46544661 Well, technically I've been on Spark since the 2nd, but just finally getting a chance to look around & make myself at home. <em>20</em> I am here to ask for all kinds of encouragement & support. I know how I am & I need all the friendly faces I can get. I will try to be as much encouragement for others as I can. <BR> <BR> Also, is anyone else here doing Weight Watchers?? <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 08:45:04 EST Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22174x53979x46530135 Hi, <BR> No one has posted in this forum yet so I thought I would. <BR> <BR> Today I need to concentrate on changing one thing at a time. <BR> Today I want to continue to make wise choices on the food I eat and also the portion sizes. <BR> <BR> I am going to visit my 2 daughters today so I will be challenged and up against a new surroundings. <BR> Will i cave and eat emotionally or will I make wise choices that are good for me? <BR> <BR> I will keep my water handy to drink when I am t... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 09:01:20 EST Week 1 Results!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46505593 I have been on my diet for 7 days now & have lost 5 lbs and a total of 7.5 inches!!!! I am so happy!!! Seeing result no matter how big or small is vital to keeping on track. And even better, I dont feel hungry at all. Thu, 9 Feb 2012 16:34:13 EST I so want to be a healthier me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46502390 Hi my name is Judi and I am enormously unhealthy or you could say unwell. I understand some of that is not weight related, yet wonder if good health would make a difference in these disease's. So wish me luck because I really need some good luck for once. Thu, 9 Feb 2012 12:43:47 EST Hello - new to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46448103 I've just joined Spark people, and getting familar with the nutriution section first. My starting weigh is 210 and my short term goai is 200 by April. Ideally I would like to lose 30 pounds by the end of the year. Mon, 6 Feb 2012 12:10:18 EST I'm 30 yrs old with 25kgs to loose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46438621 Hi everyone, I'm Constance and I'm 30 yrs old. I have never posted anything before so here goes. Over the last 12 months I have stacked on a massive 25kg's. I was working in karratha WA (Australia) in a very active job 12hrs a day and going to the gym for about an hour on top. Since leaving there I have done nothing but relax, go on holidays and eat everything I wasn't allowed to because I was telling myself I deserved a break. Now I'm paying the price. My partner (Ben) and I are looking to s... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 21:50:15 EST 23 years old and 20 pounds to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46431566 Hi, everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Dana, and I just found out I have insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes. I've been put on the insulin resistance diet, and told that I need to lose 20 pounds. I feel overwhelmed by the thought of losing so much weight, and worry that I will not be able to. But, I am here, and hoping to make a positive change in my life. Sun, 5 Feb 2012 13:37:03 EST New Beginings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46418130 Hey Everyone! I am so happy that I have decided to join this group! I hope that I can meet a lot of new people! I am excited to be on board and working towards my goals! Sat, 4 Feb 2012 17:19:59 EST Just wondering where everybody is located??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53979x46415682 As I'm sitting here at my desk looking out the window at our 8 inches of snow I was just kind of curious if anybody else is experiencing some of 'the white stuff'? It has totally freed up my Saturday and I may not even get dressed today :P Nothin' wrong with that ;) <BR> <BR> I'm in Iowa, right across the river from Omaha, NE Sat, 4 Feb 2012 14:10:50 EST suelane6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46413752 Hi <BR> I am determined to lose weight and reach my goal weight 140lbs by my birthday 4th July. I am looking for support to help me acheive my goal. I work full time and like going to the gym. I currently go to the gym 5 times a week and have so far lost 42 lbs. Sat, 4 Feb 2012 11:43:46 EST old lady nat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46413343 most my family dies in their 50s i am now 56 and want to get healther so as to be here for my 17 yr. old daughter. we are on a family mission to get healthier! i want to be here for her college yrs and wedding and grandchildren I would love to not fall in the cycle of early death <BR> Sat, 4 Feb 2012 11:19:13 EST Just Made the Cut for this Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46410454 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Looking at the date, looks like I just squeezed in to make this team today! Happy to be with everyone! I have horrible will power and lose interest quickly. I want to make it happen this time and am hoping to make some lasting SparkFriends to share in the journey. <BR> <BR> Going shopping today, wish me luck! Going to make sure I have some fruit and those water flavor packs for the week. Heading out to a big game party on Sunday, then let's kick it into high gear... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 08:17:15 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46410243 Hey all, I'm new to the Spark community. I find that as I get a little older that it's really hard to lose weight. I have tried everything I believe and just haven't had any luck. I hope that Spark can help me to be successful this time. I have a full time job, but it's not a very active one, and I just can't seem to find anyone who wants to walk with me or do anything physically. But anyways, hopefully you guys and gals can help me stay on track. Thanks!! Sat, 4 Feb 2012 07:56:20 EST I deserve to be well http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46408622 I am a 57 year old woman with a 42 year history of weight management problems. My weight now is such a burden I can barely walk and I deserve better from myself. I am an adopted grandma, loving and loved sibling and aunt, poet, urban chicken farmer, avid reader, FB fan and am ready to be and do whatever I need to be and do to resolve this obesity. It is impeding proper progress. But i need a cheering section. I hope to find one here. I wish the teams' members all the courage and resolve... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 00:53:37 EST A STONGER ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46407651 I AM SHERRIE A 55 YEAR OLD FEMALE THAT HAS TAKEN GOOD CARE OF MYSELF FOR MOST OF MY LIFE.I JUST HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY FOR A BAD VALVE (EVERYTHING ELSE WAS EXCELLENT) AND AM READY TO START A WORK OUT PROGRAM FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 23:34:32 EST Women's life coach practicing what I preach! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46407460 Hi, everyone! I'm soooo happy to be here. I'm always stressing the importance of self care, and I've been slipping on the physical care of myself. It's time to get going with living my life intentionally! Fri, 3 Feb 2012 23:19:34 EST calorie tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22172x53979x46406412 I have a question, can we not put in our own foods. I do not or can right now eat the foods that are in the plan. My own foods I can not put in. Fri, 3 Feb 2012 22:05:41 EST Starting on Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53979x46405957 Hi everybody! Im Krystal. I am going to start working out and dieting on Monday. I just want to get it all set and make sure I can get myself ready to succeed! I wanna do the thirty day shred. I also have an elliptical that I beg my parents for and never use. Hoping with my schedule that I can fit a workout in Fri, 3 Feb 2012 21:31:53 EST hey there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46400250 Hello everyone my name is Quita , I am 28 a medical professional and a ft student , i am trying to lose 50 lbs and all together create a healthly lifestyle for myself and partner of 5 years. Fri, 3 Feb 2012 14:05:04 EST I swear I'm bigger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53979x46400073 Ugh. I started a few days ago and I feel better but I swear I'm bigger than I was. Granted, I don't have a scale (working on getting one, until then I weigh myself at my parents every 2 weeks) but my clothes are snugger. I think it's the 10 glasses of water I'm drinking ;) I guess feeling better should be enough of a motivator...it's not, but it should be. Fri, 3 Feb 2012 13:54:28 EST HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46399787 Hi, I've been out of exercising for almost two years. I had back surgery April 2010, and had my back fused. I was a maraton runner who needed to gain weight and ate whatever I wanted because of the training. Then I wasn't able to do anything BUT eat. Gained 50 lbs ( moral of the story: watch what you ask for ). I'm having problems mentally because I try to run a couple of miles now and can't do it. Hard to struggle when I know I worked so hard traing for marathons. Could use some words to hel... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 13:39:00 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46398796 Just joined today, I am a little reluctant because of bad experiences I have had on other sites.I am looking for support and advice about weight loss, and on the other sites things always turned into a soap opera. so here goes , I have been married for 32 years and have 2 adult children and 1 grandson. I have already lost 35 pounds on my own and have reached the dreaded plateau and can't seem to get past it.I am open to any advice and tweaks that anyone can offeer Fri, 3 Feb 2012 12:24:20 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46397612 Just started today.Very excited and hope this will work. Fri, 3 Feb 2012 11:08:00 EST motivatedmomma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46396633 Hi, Im Sarah and very excited this time around, I have done sparkpeople once before and with little success as I did not participate much. Iam a happy mother and wife and doing this for myself! Fri, 3 Feb 2012 10:13:05 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46396290 Hi all Fri, 3 Feb 2012 09:53:42 EST Hi, Margaret http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46396156 I'm about to start my weight-loss journey. It's gonna be a tough road, but WILL NOT FAIL. Heart problems are in my family, so it's very important to me to lose 42 pounds. Fri, 3 Feb 2012 09:45:15 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46393327 Hey, I'm new to this and I need motivation to stick to it. Would love to hear from u all Fri, 3 Feb 2012 06:34:57 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46392452 My name is Kachills,I 'm 27 years old from Nigeria.I was born fat!I grow up fat!....I 'n still fat.U guys need to understand that for a country that encourages plumpness,being considered fat is a very big deal.I wasn't too popular at school;no wait! I was popular at school(the fat girl!).I sort of stumbled to this site and I decided to try it,My plan is to walk off the weight, which I v already started(Every inch of of legs hurts after my walk)Maybe later I ll add skipping and situps.... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 03:01:38 EST Need a walking/run partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46391284 Hello everyone my name is Viviana 24yrs and wanting to lose 100 pounds before my wedding. I would like to meet some one i could walk/run with Mon.-Fri. in the evenings. <BR> I live in Garden Grove (Lampson/West) <BR> Thanks <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 23:54:34 EST Greetings from Lisa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46388618 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa and this is about my 4th or 5th time joining SparkPeople ;) I'm 25 years old with a lot of weight to lose, but I know after many attempts, a few successful, and others not, that the only way to take this is one day at a time. <BR> <BR> I'm always looking for motivation (and always of course willing to motivate others as well)!! Right now my page is a little bland because honestly, I'm at work and really dont have access to any photos, but I will get ... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 21:06:59 EST New Kid! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46386670 Hey everyone, <BR> I'm Maureen (Reeny) and I just joined yesterday. A co-worker of mine has been using this site for a while and I figured I would give it a spin. <BR> I'm fresh out of college, a bookworm, equine enthusiast and avid Bruins fan. <BR> <BR> Come say hi! Thu, 2 Feb 2012 18:54:16 EST New SparkPeople Family Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46382633 Hello everyone, I just signed up today. I was referred by a co-worker from another office within our agency. I am committed and excited. It's been rough, but I know that I will reach my goal. I haven't always been this way, but I know that I am willing to make changes I can/will make it. I wanted to take the easy way out (surgery) and my son very bluntly told me that I could not do that and to do it the natural way and that he would help me. How could I resist. I wish everyone much su... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 13:50:22 EST Hello Out There http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46381118 My name's Tatyana, but all my friends call Leo and I've taken a liking to that name. <BR> My goal is to live a healthier life than I do now, to become athletic again and to feel more comfortable in my body by losing a bit a weight. <BR> I love cooking (especially Japanese cuisine), studying foreign languages, reading, writing, drawing, getting to know people from all over the world and playing The Sims 3. <BR> I have joined this site because I have recently decided to finally become active ab... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 12:29:18 EST Glorene http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46380672 Hi Everyone! My name is Glorene, I'm a 48 year old woman who is currently about 30 lbs over weight. I want to look good and feel good about myself again. I also want to get active again. I currently went back to college so it makes getting active a bit difficult while trying to take care a home and studies. Thu, 2 Feb 2012 12:07:06 EST Kicking the weight as I enter my 30's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46372212 I've just joined Spark to see if some extra support can help me lose the weight I so desperately want to get rid of! I'm about to have my 30th birthday and want to be as healthy and fit as possible. I'm open to new strategies, work outs and recipes! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 23:04:24 EST Newbie with a lot to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46370653 Hi, my name is Indra. I'm 34 (turning 35 this month), and 5'10. Mid January, at my last doctor's appointment, I got a wake-up call of massive proportions. I weighed 361 pounds, and had put on 16 pounds in two months. <BR> <BR> At urging of a friend, I'm trying Atkins. I have done weight watchers many times before and lost up to 40 pounds and then stall out. If I can't get this to work I'm looking at bariatric surgery. So I am going to do my damndest to get this low carb lifestyle to work ... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 21:44:34 EST Gordo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46369356 I am a Colombian residing in Bolivia with children and grandchildren living in USA. This is me trying again to lose weight. I have been trying this for the last 20 years at least unsuccessfully: my problem is that I just love food and I am quiet comfortable with my obese status but also, I am also aware of my mental contradiction as I know that an excess of 30 kilos is just not right and I am at high risk health wise. So, I am really excited with this new opportunity to achieve my goal and I ... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 20:45:44 EST New all over again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46369255 Please go to my sparkpage and give me a shout out! I have finally motivated myself to come back and try again! <BR> <BR> Main problem...very little time to spark. Before, I did it all including moderate. That was my biggest failure because I felt guilty when I could no longer help others. Even though I reached my goal...I could not balance the load between life and Sparkpeople. My goal this time is ME FIRST...that is a true goal since I NEVER have put me first (except for a food line or dess... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 20:41:07 EST Going to start "The Simple Diet" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46368130 Another visit to kidney specialist. She gave the OK to do "The Simple Diet". Anyone else on this? Wed, 1 Feb 2012 19:42:17 EST Great Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46366967 Hi. I'm new to SparkPeople, having been introduced by a family member who's having great success. So far I'm having fun accruing points, earning trophies, and carefully recording what I eat. I plan to be in this for the long haul, and look forward to interacting with other motivated online "losers" who are winners! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:38:32 EST Trying Something Old/New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46364907 Hi all! I am just starting this today. I've been a part of another website for tracking fitness and weight loss, but my support system crashed during the holidays and never picked back up again. I'm really excited about SparkPeople because even if I don't get a great support base, I have a points system to help keep me motivated. I love fitness tracking available here, also. The fact that you can create your own strength training workout or work with one of their's is wonderful. I feel enc... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:15:36 EST Hey All.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46363730 Hi Sparkies. My name is Kim. I'm from Toronto (Canada). Looking to lose weight and make some new friends along the way. :) Just thought I would say "Hi!" & do a quick introduction. :) <BR> I'm off now to put my food into my tracker for the day (so far) .... loving this site. :) <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>306</em> <em>213</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 14:58:43 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46361928 Hi, I am a 45 year old stay at home mom of 8 (6 still at home) who is hoping that this will help me "re-create" my self by helping me see what I am actually consuming and doing (or not doing as the case may be!) I would like to lose 60 lbs eventually, but mostly looking to make changes to my life so that I can enjoy it and feel good again. Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:11:15 EST hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53979x46360233 Hi everyone, I am one of the new members and I wanted to thank everyone for allowing me to be part of this wonderful program. I hope I do not disappoint anyone. <BR> <BR> I am so excited about becoming a healthier and smaller me. Wish me luck everyone. <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 11:40:31 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46354180 I am a 20 year old (21 in 2 weeks) college student in Western, NC. I am trying to get myself down to a reasonable size. I am also trying to avoid weight related illnesses that run in my family. I was a relatively active person in high school. I was also the size I am trying to get back. Since I started college I have gotten lazy, stopped watching what I was eating, and sat in my room all day minus class time. I am not very good at doing things like this on my own. I am really hoping I can fin... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 05:32:25 EST Hello fellow classmates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46352189 This is the first time that I have actually tried (at least in the last 15 years) an organized way to lose weight and get fit. In the past, it has been good enough just to be determined to eat less and exercise more.......mostly more exercise. But now it seems hard to do just on my own and I think this might help. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:46:14 EST Just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53979x46346390 I am just getting started with Spark and hope to find the encouragement I need. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:58:54 EST Hey! I am excited to give this site a try. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46344787 My name is Amadeus, my friends call me Doc and this is my second day using the website, although i had been using the app for about a week before. And i am motivated and excited to use this site as a tool to help me reach my goal! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:10:20 EST new to site! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46344620 Hello all, <BR> I am a post gastric bypass patient (10-2010) who did not get the results that I anticipated. Has anyone out there experienced the same with gastric bypass? I could use any advise you have! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:58:44 EST Hey all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46343260 Hi all!!! I'm totally new to Sparkpeople.....I was using a different weightloss sight but my friend recommended this one over that one....so here I am..Hopefully this works!!! I'm trying to lose 100 lbs. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:32:10 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46342021 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I suspect I won't be writing on the boards very often, I tend to get a bit wordy sometimes and I can't imagine anyone would want to read everything I'm saying. I am 27 years old and looking to get under 200 pounds. That means right now a loss of 77 pounds. I have quite a few roadblocks in my way to getting healthy. I suffer from sciatica which often makes exercise difficult, I'm not a big fan of water and I live with a very picky eater. <BR> I would love to find a we... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:18:35 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46339103 New to the site and the method. I live in Rock Hill, SC. I'm trying to get my weight down out of the obese range, so I need to loose about 50 lbs. I've signed up to walk in a 5k fundraiser in a few months, so I'm trying to get into shape for that. Where I work has the hallways marked off so that four circuits is a mile, so I don't have the excuse of bad weather not to walk. I'm visually impaired and don't drive, and since I'm trying to save money, I am trying to workout at home. I tend to try... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:27:12 EST Beginner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46337982 Hi! I am Brenda - not only am I new to Kentucky, but I am also new to SparkPeople!! Let's hope this works - Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:30:52 EST ready for weight to be GONE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46337695 HELLO, my name is jessica. I`m a wife & mother of two. I have been a house wife sense my kids were born, that was 13yrs. ago. (WOW) So I guess you could say i have let myself go a bit. But time to change things up . Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:15:45 EST Hello hello hello(: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46332756 Hello everyone! I am really looking forward to losing weight and getting healthy. I really need all the advice and help I can get. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 23:40:24 EST Hello to Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46329930 My name is Jim. I feel a little awkward, but I feel I must do something to lose weight. My age is against me, and my health is starting to go down hill a little. I'm retired military and exercise & weight control was an every day occurance at one time. For some reason ( since retiring), I've lost that drive to care for myself. So I am looking to Sparkpeople, and hopefully, from of these support groups a tiring soldier back into resembling a person of the past. Please help if possible. I need... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 21:05:27 EST Hi, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46325894 Hello all. Just a quick shout out to everyone out there. I just recently joined the community and am so excited to get started. If there are any pieces of advice, cool facts, or anything else that you would like to share, I would really appreciate it. Thanks a million! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:43:59 EST Good morning all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46320058 I am brand new to Spark. 52 year old male with 100 lbs to lose... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:05:23 EST Just for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22172x53979x46319642 <BR> No matter what has happened so far, today has the potential to be great. Even though it may have gotten off to a rough start, you still have the opportunity to make this day count in the plus column. Even if you find yourself at five minutes to midnight, with the day drawing quickly to a close, there is still something you can do to make sure that you’ve moved your life forward today. <BR> <BR> Challenge yourself to find that something. Challenge yourself to do it. If you’re in the mid... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:46:41 EST Hi from CNY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46315662 Hi. I'm Kelsey, and I would like to lose at least 50 lbsas quickly as I can (lol). I work as a cna at a nursing home near me, so excercise wasn't a prob, except I have hurt my knee ,and have to wait for surgery before I can go back to work... any knee friendly ( it hurts to bend too much, as well as I'm supposed to not be on it much) excercise suggestions would be welcome as I'm a little baffled right now. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 06:40:43 EST Scared,Confused but Here and Trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46314464 Excellent Website with Overwhelming Resources. I will do my best but it is daunting to say the least. Got diabetes 2 about 14 years ago and quickly put on a lot of weight and always tired. Seemed to stabilize my weight at 290 after zooming up to 367 and have been at 290 for many years. Well doctor appt last week and gained another 30+ pounds with no real change in food intake..meds or activity. Friday went in for blood tests and the tech, an RN and then finally my doctor could not get more th... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 01:13:21 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46312056 Hello everyone~ I'm Patti. I am brand new and really don't have a clue how to function on a message board. This sure seems like a great website and I certainly need the help. Any tips?? Sun, 29 Jan 2012 22:14:32 EST My name is Daphne and I am the music maven. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46304538 My name is Daphne and I am a free-lance musician and Reading Tutor. I am happily married and Christian and I have the passion to lose 80 pounds. I have already lost 30 and I see myself doing so much more, especially fitness-wise. I would like to meet other people who have some of the same interests. I would like to get into a zumba fitness class and I like to cook and bake. I have goals in mind and I am in school to finish my Psychology degree, then to work on my Master's in Counseling. I am ... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 14:06:19 EST Hi! Happy to be a New Member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46301084 Hi I am Jasmin and I am happy to be apart of a positive weight loss community! I look forward to being motivated and motivating other to achieve goals. Thank you in advance for all your support and sharing. I can't wait to hit my goal! Sun, 29 Jan 2012 10:17:50 EST Hey from the new kid! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46300859 Hello everybody! I'm new to sparkfit! Sun, 29 Jan 2012 10:01:36 EST Willing to Learn/Trying It Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53979x46300544 I have hypoglycemia and no money right now to deal with it. I am having trouble sleeping. I exercise 15-20 minutes per day on a stationery bike. I eat several small meals a day with usually one big meal in the evening. I don't eat sugar or chocolate. I use stevia and splenda. My water intake is up and down. I have trouble staying asleep at night. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 09:41:16 EST what is your favorite.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22173x53979x46283888 What is your favorite way to exercise.. <BR> <BR> mine is walking outside on a beach Sat, 28 Jan 2012 08:47:40 EST ***Girls Names A-Z*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22173x53979x45669633 Alice Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:45:39 EST