SparkPeople SparkPeople's Largest Virtual Weigh-In Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=54030 This team is for all members who want to use weekly weigh-ins as a way to stay accountable and on track! Whether you are trying to lose, gain or maintain your weight, this team is for you! SparkPeople SparkPeople's Largest Virtual Weigh-In Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=54030 first weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x57552147 170.4, lost 4.6 lbs this week. The first week is always the most.lol Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:41:10 EST In the Blues... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57534515 My name is Kristy, I am mid twenties, over weight, and at a bad time in my life. Weddings, pressure, summer body, more pressure.... Unmotivated house hold... I need to get my life back on track! Weekly weigh in will help me to remember why I am doing this, and how far i have gone and where i still need to go. Wish me luck! Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:48:27 EST Monday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x57503980 Steady this week. <em>30</em> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:24:14 EST Monday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x57503888 I lost a pound this past week. I expected a bit more as I have been exercising a lot and even took my "fast walks" to jogging mode for some minutes (about 10). But, I am just so grateful that the scale is going in the right direction, but more than that, that I feel 100% better than I did before I joined sparkpeople. I hope you all had/have a great weigh in today. <em>185</em> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:50:27 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57499243 I've been on Spark People for most of the year, however, I've had a lot of giving up and re-starting due to a very crazy semester at college. I'm trying to refocus, and to do this for the RIGHT reasons. So I guess today is technically my first weigh-in with the group, and I am now sitting at 193 pounds, which is down seven from my original starting weight. <BR> <BR> I've been losing and re-gaining this same seven pounds since January, so I hope joining this group will help me permanently ki... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EST bad week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x57492973 Weight this morning was 279.6. My wife is losing her battle with cancer. not eating much. doing the best I can. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:38:59 EST Sunday morning weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57492736 Good morning everyone! I'm Donna, just one week with Spark People. I am hoping for encouragement and motivation from joining this team. I am down one pound this week...disappointing but a reality check. Had a couple "fall off the wagon" moments this week, realized a couple important things. First, beer=trouble. Not just for the calories in the beer, but that it makes me eat with abandon as well. Second, socializing=food. I need to work on that one. So, hope to hear from someone to g... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:51:12 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57485975 Howdy Folks! I'm Kevin, a 58 yr old rancher & pilot and I've been seriously involved with SparkPeople for about a month. I was 84lbs over weight starting Jan 1 2014 and have so far lost almost 29lbs. I like the tracker most of all, and I am motivated to lose weight for my family and myself. I want to be active enough to play with my grandkids (If I ever get any!) I have a long term goal of weighing 200lbs on 1 Jan 2015, but I try to set little goals for each month. So far I reached my M... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:04:36 EST OKAY HERE WE GO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x57485913 TODAY IS MY FIRST WEIGH IN. HOPEFULLY TODAY WILL START THE DOWNWARD SLIDE TO GOAL!! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:57:01 EST intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57467078 Hi I'm Andrea. I had a doctors appt on Wednesday, stepped on the scale and opened my Sparkpeople acct up immediately... again. It's not like I didn't realize I had gained 25 lbs but seeing the word overweight on my chart shocked me. Yes, my BMI is greater than 25...I am overweight. Sparkpeople helped me lose this weight before, so here I go again. It's my goal this time to focus more on lifestyle changes, more exercise, less tv, more healthy foods, less dessert. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:12:53 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57462481 I am not new to Sparkpeople, but I am new to this team. Just wanted to say hello and I'm looking forward to being a part of this team. <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:23:31 EST Hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57454013 So hi, my name is Emily and ive just done my weekly weigh in and found that I have los 5.8 pounds.... im so proud and motivated... cant wait till next week <BR> <BR> till next post <BR> <BR> new mommy =) Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:49:46 EST Hi for good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57423256 Just joined the team. Have been on sparkpeople for 6 years and have managed to gain more weight than taking off. I recently got my sister interested and she is the greatest motivator. Now I'm learning how to navigate this site. Thanks to her I'm positive that I will succeed!!! I need all the help I can get. I feel empowered due to sparkpeople and most definitely my sister <em>85</em> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 14:28:35 EST loosing weight !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x57409186 Long time since i have been here but had some sucess !!!! Keep up the good work everyone !!!! Sun, 6 Apr 2014 14:41:34 EST first day, new to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57407244 I team! I new to Spark People and looking for accountability and motivation. It is spring and I'm in the mood to shed some of this fat and get into shape! My goal is to eat healthier and excersize every day. I have 3 dogs that are dying for me to take them for a walk! <BR> Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:47:59 EST busy and fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57405005 I am a grandmother, mother, wife, xspecial ed teacher, great cook, and very caring. I am not able to control my eating some of the time, at other times it is easy to focus on low calorie eating and feel confident about it. I lost 50 pounds a few years ago and have been able to keep my weight even. Last month I lost a cousin who was very dear to me. It has left me drained, and I am eating too much. I have gained 10 pounds after helping him die with dignity and helping deal with his estat... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 08:52:00 EST Here I go...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57362075 This is my first weigh in today. Starting out at 223. I was going to wait until June to "start getting serious" about my weight since I'm a teacher and will be off all summer. But why wait when I have no reason to not start right now! Wish me luck :) <em>521</em> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 18:12:21 EST First weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x57350439 First post for weigh in....258 Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:15:15 EST First time here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57350396 Hi all, my name is Stephanie and I am ready to get in shape! I have been on a bad stretch lately and need some motivation and accountability. I currently weigh 258 and my final goal will be 185. Long way too go, but I am ready to start! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:10:44 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57345682 Hi My name is Annie, I have been on this site on and off for a couple of years. I have not been real serious about loosing weight and getting healthy. Well now I have adopted my grandson and I need to be around for him to grow up! I have had him since he was 2 months old and now he is 3. I have tried all the loose weight quick scams, none of them have worked. I am hoping that i can stay motivated and driven to get to my goal. Thanks! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:49:09 EST UPS AND DOWNS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x57339389 I WAS DOING VERY WELL WITH A WEIGHT LOSS OF 3.2 LBS LAST WEEK AND AN OVERALL OF 14 LBS LOST. YESTERDAY I WAS VERY TIRED AND SLEEP DEPRIVED (I WORK NIGHTSHIFT), AND I GROSSLY OVERATE. HOPING THAT DOESN'T RUIN THIS ENTIRE WEEK AS FAR AS WEIGHT LOSS GOES. SLEEP DEPRIVATION IS A MAJOR TRIGGER FOR ME TO OVEREAT. KEEPING MY HEAD UP, GETTING BACK ON TRACK. EVEN IF I GAIN THIS COMING MONDAY (MY WEIGH IN DAY), THIS IS ONLY ONE SMALL BATTLE, NOT THE ENTIRE WAR. THIS WEIGHT WILL COME OFF! <BR> <BR> B... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 03:25:42 EST mistake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x57315673 I entered the wrong weight . It should have been 289.0 Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:22:38 EST Sunday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x57314983 still headed in right direction . 03/30/2014 weight 288.0 stay focus and with the right motivation you can reach your goals. keep moving forward and don't give up. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:38:14 EST Still need the weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57310005 Hi I'm Jackie and I need to take more control of my emotional eating. <BR> I am not overweight, but my eating is blocking my way to lower blood sugar numbers, and controlling my diabetes better. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:04:31 EST Still learning how to navigate on here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57280114 Hello from VT! I discovered SparkPeople from a friend of mine in NC. She was losing weight & looking great! I asked her what her secret was and she said logging into SparkPeople and being accountable kep her honest in her daily calorie intake. Soooo...I had to find out for myself and here I am! It is wonderful! It really helps to see a number with that food I just ate...keeps me accountable. <BR> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:16:22 EST Getting nervous about the weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x57274641 I do so well With staying on track Monday thru Thursday but when the weekend comes I seem to lose my focus! I am battling the same thing I read so many others are battling...losing the same 5 pounds over & over again. I'm hoping this weekend will be different. I'm going to try! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:01:26 EST my first time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57248104 Hello everyone <BR> My name is Kimberley and I am 212lbs looking to lose about 70lbs and my first weigh in is Saturday. Hoping to lose about 2lbs this weigh in, not looking for a fast weight loss this time in my life for it never stays off. So here is to good week. <em>521</em> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:56:29 EST My First Weigh-In Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x57243267 Hey everyone, my name is Elizabeth and this is my first weigh-in here. I started at 4'9" and 170 pounds. As of today, I'm 159 pounds, meaning I've lost 11 pounds in about 2 weeks. This is the most weight I've ever lost at one time in my life. I went on a week long juice fast and then started a raw food diet on Saturday. :) Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:39:24 EST Monday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x57242518 153 today, 3 pounds off for my goal. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:40:34 EST Monday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x57239000 Down a little this week. Hopefully will reach my goal by the end of May. <em>239</em> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 04:11:29 EST Sunday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x57230061 Jan. 29 weight 313, today 03/23/14 291.1. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:10:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57228322 Hi everyone! I'm 55 with 80-100 lbs to lose. I've been using SP for about a week and have lost 1 lb. I am still learning my way around this website. I've enjoyed the the workout videos and challenges. Two weeks ago I committed to at least 20 minutes of movement (outside of my activity at work as a Surgical Technologist). So far I've kept my promise to myself and feel great, my energy level is way up and my niece asked me yesterday if I'd lost some weight! Isn't that just about the best q... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 07:37:27 EST My daily edit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x57206513 I'm new to the team <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I don't like the idea of adding another "topic" to this forum, I don't think that's the way it's supposed to work, but since I see a bunch of others, I'm gonna go ahead and add this one, and come back and edit the same one daily. I want to be able to find mine easily, and all in one place. <BR> <BR> 3/20 142 <BR> 3/21 141.2 <BR> 3/22 141.2 Heading out of town <BR> 3/23 Out of town <BR> 3/24 Back laaaate from trip <BR> 3/25 141.8 ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:11:17 EST doctor visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57202634 Seen my diabetic doctor today because of my low sugar levels. Since I have been with SparkPeople my insulin has been lower 18 units a day. I'm eating healthier and watch the snacks. I've lost 22 lbs. since Jan. 29 this year Don't give up, if I can do it you can too. Stay motivated and reach your goals. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:49:53 EST First Weight in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x57200717 198.6 lbs. 3/20/2014 @ 3:38pm pst <BR> This is my first weight in on this board, I'll be weighing in every Thursday as I get my medications delivered thus will act as my anchor for remembering to weigh in. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:40:25 EST first weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x57198596 146 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:27:58 EST First weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x57196308 I started on wednsday at 203 my goal is 140 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:48:59 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57191517 Hi all!! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Jamie and I'm new here. I'm 33 and live in Rhode Island. I started my weight loss journey the last week of January and so far I'm down 22 pounds. (insert me smiling here!!) I've always been heavy, since puberty hit I got bigger and bigger and was my heaviest at 240 (or maybe a few more, not exactly sure) and decided I had to make a change to my entire lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I honestly never thought changing my eating habits would be as easy... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:52:09 EST New to the Boards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57188420 Hi everyone. It’s great to be on Sparkpeople. I came here from Weight Watchers, and a lifetime of watching my weight. Spent my young adulthood being thin, but once middle age hit, the lbs came on. I am a cancer survivor. I used to blame my weight on the chemo and steroids I received from treatment, but that has been nearly 7 years behind me (thank God!) so no more excuses. The surgery does limit what I think I can do for exercise; so my goal is to walk at least 1.5 a day once the snow e... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:48:13 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57184913 Hello to all. I am rejoining Sparkpeople after being gone for quite a bit of time. I am looking forward to being successful as well as giving and receiving support. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:11:49 EST First weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57183813 well I'm starting out at 203 and my goal 140. This will be a true challenge for me. <em>521</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:37:28 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57178350 Hi, <BR> Looking forward to the accountability of the weekly weigh-in. I need to lose the 15 pounds that I put on recently for health and, of course, for appearance, etc. Thanks! Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:10:13 EST JUST GETTING STARTED ON SPARKPEOPLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x57161245 HI, I wanted join a virtual weigh in message board so that I could feel accountable without having to drive somewhere to a meeting. This online experience is new for me and I probably won't post much but do want to post my weight every Monday. Have a 30 pound loss goal which Sparkpeople projects I can reach by Oct. 13th....so I will be weighing in next Monday for sure. <BR> <BR> Wishing good luck to all my fellow new and fresh starters! <em>48</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:24:50 EST Monday Re-Start!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x57158183 Turning a new page and I am sticking to this, this year! Weighed myself this weekend at 276. <BR> This is going to be the year that all of this goes away! I am thinking of wearing something on my wrist just to remind me to be consious eater. Looking forward to walking my dogs tonight! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:23:01 EST Sunday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x57151890 I started SparkPeople 01/29/2014 at which time I weight 313 lbs. Todays (03/16/2014) weigh in I am down to 291.8. It has been several years since I have been below 300 lbs. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:55:13 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57151779 Hi my name is Jim. I started SparkPeople Jan. 29, 2014 at which time I weight 313 lbs. My weight day is Sunday. Today (03-16-14) I weight 291.8 lbs. I am a diabetic and have had trouble keeping my blood sugar under. Since I started SparkPeople my blood sugar is under control and the doctor is having to reduce the amount of insulin that my pump gives me. Did I mention I am 66 years old. I enjoy gardening, fishing and my grand kids and great grand kids. <BR> my wife has been battling cancer f... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:44:16 EST On the Road to Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57150187 Hi all! I'm a 21 year old student from Mississippi that's been battling weight and health issues for the better part of my life. I feel as if I've tried everything else, so I figured it couldn't hurt to give something like SparkPeople a try! Any tips, advice, or encouragement would be greatly appreicated. If I have anything to offer, I would most certainly love to return the favor! :) Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:38:45 EST weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x57144629 Couldn't believe it! Down by 5 this week. I had to step off and on the scale twice before it sunk in. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 08:37:56 EST first weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x57106808 I am starting at 293! I am posting to motivate myself to stay on track Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:54:57 EST giving this another go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57101247 Im new to this team, I need to lose 100 pounds to have a surgery that is desperately needed. I'm hoping this team will help me be accountable <em>30</em> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:26:44 EST Need to get healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57090397 I have had access to this forum for a few years, but never used it. Sedentary lifestyle has now caught up with me and metabolism has come to a screeching halt. Hoping to get gain accountability from others who might be on this journey. <BR> Thanks <em>15</em> <BR> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:14:44 EST First time weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x57084340 First time weigh-in on this froum and it's Tuesday, lol. I was really bad this weekend and gained 3 lbs. Today I weighed in at 126. I need to do better to reach my goal by the end of the month. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:50:02 EST Suppose to do this awhile now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57072721 My Name is Yonette and I have started spark people in 2009,in the past I have achieved a total weight loss of 30 pounds and when the progress started to come slowly I lost hope and put back on more than I have loss.When I started back this year in January my weight was 257 pounds and as of Friday march 7th I weighed 250.5 pounds...Yay to me. <BR> <BR> With God Grace and my determination I would keep strong even though at times I may fall down I'll pick back up myself and continue. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:12:16 EST Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x57071601 SW 181.4 <BR> 3/10 181.4 <BR> 3/11 <BR> 3/12 <BR> 3/13 <BR> 3/14 <BR> 3/15 <BR> 3/16 <BR> 3/17 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:56:51 EST Needing accountability to do this for me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57069219 Hi! My weight has been a constant struggle for me my whole life. Lately I feel like I have been stuck in a mode of wanting to find the best solution before I commit. Then I try to just commit to being healthier and I struggle daily and have not been successful. I am a mother of two with a full time job, full time school and a spouse who is a pastor (with all the extra hours that takes). In a few months I am going to graduate with my associates and be Matron of Honor in my darling sister-in-... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:11:23 EST need some help with accountabiity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57047686 I am making good changes but these small things are taking a long time to show up in weight loss. I need to weigh in keep me going to the next level so I dont settle for less than I need to achieve. I have been with SP too long to not have made more progress. I need you guys. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 05:54:11 EST Should I force myself to eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x57029472 I've been finding myself not as hungry lately, which is a good thing. I'm finding that I don't need a snack throughout the day. But when I track my food there are some days I'm not even hitting my "low number" on my calorie range. Should I eat when I'm not hungry? I want to lose weight but I still want to be healthy. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 14:44:20 EST my goal is 10 lb lost by march 28! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x57011173 starting at 160lbs <BR> yesterday was at 160.6 <BR> <BR> going in the right direction! whooo hoooo! Wed, 5 Mar 2014 07:10:27 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x57003980 Hey everyone, I lost 70 lbs and regained 30 (or so)... Now I'm back to lose it (again)! Determined...Just have to stop my mindless snacking! ;) Be well and glad to meet you all! Tue, 4 Mar 2014 15:12:45 EST MONDAY WEIGH IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56997358 PROUD TO SAY I LOST 3.2 POUNDS LAST WEEK! I ATE HEALTHIER AND WALKED MORE. GOOD LUCK TO ALL THROUGHOUT THIS COMING WEEK WITH HEALTHY HABITS! Tue, 4 Mar 2014 05:03:57 EST First Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56990387 Starting Weight: 275 lbs <BR> Today: 267 lbs! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 15:26:55 EST Oh god, what happened? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56953395 So I weighed myself yesterday and put it on my weight calculator on here. All was good. <BR> <BR> TODAY I'M UP 2 POUNDS? <BR> <BR> I can't fathom why this happened! I have been really under my calorie goals, I've been drinking water like crazy, I've worked out for half an hour EVERY DAY! How could this happen?? Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:10:24 EST weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56920980 Today has been 7 weeks total sine I've started Spark People. <BR> Less 2lbs. today. <BR> 4lbs. in total, so an average of 1/2 lb. per week. <BR> So glad………… <BR> <BR> God is good. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:00:41 EST Best time to weigh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56907183 So I was wondering, when is the best time to weigh yourself weekly: <BR> <BR> Before you exercise <BR> <BR> After you exercise <BR> <BR> In the morning <BR> <BR> At Night <BR> <BR> I just started working out at the YMCA, which is where I do check my weight. Usually I do it as I am leaving because the scale is right by the locker room door. But I am wondering if I should do it at a different time(and if I should get a scale at home). Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:29:05 EST Any ideas on stopping weekend binge eating?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56894819 I do great during the week at work where I am constantly moving and working. All of my meals and snacks are prepared before hand. But come Friday night everything is lost, and I have very little control. My husband and I have come to a conclusion that we are only eating out once a week. But that still has little impact on how I eat, when I am home. Anyone who can help me, and give me some pointers for realizing my weekend defeat! Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:58:47 EST New Team Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56894407 Hi everyone. I have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight in the past 6 months and decided maybe if I had to weigh-in I would be more accountable. After visiting the doctor last week and seeing my weight go even higher I knew I had to make a change. Another motivating factor is my daughter is getting married in August and I would like to look as good as I can for her wedding. I am hopeful that by making the right food choices, exercise, and support I can make my goal of 140 by her wedding. Ca... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:31:36 EST Help! Need Support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56891861 I need to be more accountable with eating and exercising. I am an ER nurse and work crazy night shift hours. A few days ago I ended a 3 day stretch with a 15 hour work "night" with only 4 hours sleep prior. This sent me on a 2 day binge and an almost 2 lb weight gain. I find I am most vulnerable to overeat when I am sleep deprived and overworked. I printed the "Tame the Emotional Eating Beast" article. This was helpful, so I thought I would pin it to my fridge. On Tue morning I start with a p... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:06:27 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56884711 Hi Everyone, I joined this forum today and hoping that with some accountability, I will be able to lose some of this weight. I gained a lot in the past year due to quite a few reasons. I just want some control again and some people that understand a little bit. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:24:28 EST Hiya! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56883427 Hi My name is Porsche, I'm 26 years old and have been overweight my whole life. I joined because I am pretty sick to be so young and I know losing weight will get rid of two of my illnesses. Also short term, my boyfriend's birthday is March 30th and I want to lose weight before then so when we go out I won't feel as insecure. I want to lose 100lbs eventually but I'm focusing more on smaller goals. I hope this will help keep me motivated and accountable for myself! Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:01:48 EST 189.0 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56871758 Haven't seen that number in over a year. <em>224</em> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 11:35:13 EST sweet and low http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56861978 I sweeten my coffee every morning with the artificial sweetner Sweet and Low, would that be a good replacement for sugar? <em>521</em> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:28:39 EST wt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56857369 19.5 I just go up and down but I will not give up!!!!! Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:23:51 EST weight daily start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56831605 221.5 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:51:58 EST Week#1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56811795 weigh-in number 1 equals 182 lbs Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:03:20 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56811777 Hello, just starting this diet, health, and exercise over again. Somehow I feel that this time will be different. I just need to see some results to help keep me motivated. I must say that sugar and late night snacking are my biggest problems! Any help, suggestions, are encouragement is greatly needed if you would like to share. Thanks <em>235</em> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:00:32 EST Beginning My Weight Loss Journey with Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56808341 Hi Everyone, <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself. I am 32 years old and I am trying to lose a total of 65 pounds with the Spark diet. I would like to lose 30 pounds by June. I have tried many weight loss programs before with no success. I really like how the website for Spark is set up. I feel it will provide me with all the tools and support I need to change my lifestyle for the better. Best of luck to you all. <BR> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:40:12 EST New to This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56791069 Hello everyone, I'm Breanna. I'm 19 and 202 lbs. I am here to lose 52 pounds so I can hopefully join the Navy. I've struggled with my wieght since middle school and now it s time to take control and get back down to healthy weight. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:31:12 EST Hi I am new to all this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56785719 My name is Crystal, and I am new to this team. My goal is to lose another 20 lbs, to get rid of the baby belly and a lil extra. lol On another site I had a visual weight scale and noticed some people do on this site too. Can anyone tell me how to do that? I am not the best at message forums, but always reply to those who message me. Thank you Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:07:15 EST Hi everyone!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56763714 I am excited to be part of this team. I need some accountability. So thanks. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:15:04 EST First weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56760419 Monday 2/10/14 first weigh in 218.4 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:41:05 EST New Member: Steph Short http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56749794 Hi, this mother of 2 has finally decided to get back on track once again. Sadly, I have started this journey a few times, but am even more determined to finally get healthier for not just me, but my entire family. As a Mom, I was not setting a very good example for my impressionable young children by gaining so much weight and ignoring it for so long. Once again, I will modify my diet and exercise. I loved the look of this site and feel confident that I will be able to see at a glance how... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:40:38 EST Monday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56716731 156.6 today. Down a couple this week. Overall, am pleased with my progress. <em>30</em> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:55:22 EST I'm trying again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56710875 I've just about given up trying to change my eating habits. I'm about 50 pounds overweight, and to me this sounds like a daunting challenge, trying to lose it. I'm 62 years old, still working, but I keep putting the weight on! I used to be very active, but for the past couple of years, I haven't done much in the way of exercise. I'm unhappy with my appearance, but now I also have high blood pressure and high cholesterol.I really want to make this work! Guess I just lack confidence. Sun, 9 Feb 2014 17:05:42 EST Question about the Trackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56660547 I notice that everyone has little trackers under their names and I think they are really neat! I found my option to make one but I was curious if we could change what they track or if once we picked it if we had to stick with it? I'm trying to loose both weight and body fat but the weight is coming off more quickly than the fat% is changing at this point. I'm torn between trying to decide what to keep track of. My end goal is body fat% but until I get down toward 25% I'm not sure how close to... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 15:53:17 EST activity tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56653826 Good morning, does anyone where the tracker on their bra if so does it work well wearing it that way. Any tips that you can share with me on this would be greatly appreciated... I just began today Wed, 5 Feb 2014 07:17:35 EST INTRO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56652616 Hi, started this journey truly about 4 years ago... have been yo yo dieting for this long... then after my last baby girl who is now 6 months old had my aha moment this is the end of my yo yo life... I must stick to it. Education is a must in order to make right choices, and patience to overcome our bad habits.. after 4 months of struggling I feel I finally have it under control and I am finally seeing real results. <em>524</em> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 01:59:20 EST It's been a busy year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56643996 I am happy to announce that I gave blood several times last year ; <em>244</em> and did not (yo-yo) much in weight and size like the holidays tend to do sometimes! I hope everyone had a great year ! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 12:17:53 EST hi Im new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56635480 Hi im new to this - have tried before to lose weight and hoping this time its going to happen for me. Feel very motivated and this site is awesome. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 20:30:02 EST New to the team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56632615 Joined SP in 2011. Sort of got in a rut over the past year, but am now motivated again. Had lost 35#, then gained 20 back. Now lost 10 with 10 to go. Want to do that by May 1. Am using the exercise videos that are nice because they are short and not overly hard for me. Figured out the nutrition tracker. Once I got on to it, very easy. Been on a pretty consistent role for 3 weeks now. Enjoy walking outdoors. Camping. Knitting, crocheting. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:15:58 EST First Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56632515 159.8 today. Lost about 1/2 a pound this week. Had lost 10 over the two weeks before. Want to lose 10 more by May 1. Tried pea pods today with yogurt dip. Definitely not my thing and I love vegetables. <em>373</em> <em>41</em> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:08:56 EST Monday weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56629088 <em>41</em> 207.6 this morning. pretty good for after our big super bowl bash last night. <em>386</em> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:59:04 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56594860 Hi My name is Tammy. <BR> I am trying to lose weight this year and I want to be able to show my doctor I am doing it. My blood work last year was not good and I have a heart valve leakage and my Mother die at 75 years old due to a heart attack and I do not want to go that way so I am trying to get healthy this year and watch what I eat too. I have lost 2 lbs so far since I joined a week ago and am drinking a lot more water and leaving off coke products. I have not seen the d... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:59:46 EST Calculating Calories Used http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56594770 I do aqua fitness as a routine exercise, but have no idea how to estimate what calorie burn this might be for count. Any thoughts on this would be very helpful. Thanks. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:49:22 EST First Friday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56589374 Holding at my recent plateau weight of 168#. Am feeling somewhat discouraged. I'm on week 3 of strength training and have noticed a difference in the way my clothes fit, but not on the scale. I'm going with the fact that muscle weighs more than fat and I'm pretty sure my body volume is reducing tho my weight isn't. (That's my story, I'm stickin' to it :-) I plan to measure this weekend & see how it's going there. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:38:17 EST 1st week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56587364 Its my first week but am feeling good so far .I lost 6 pounds with the diet change and exercise Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:09:58 EST NEW TO GROUP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56556048 Hi, My name is Pooja and today me and my good friend decided to get serious about our weight loss goals. We have set serious goals and multiple deadlines during 20 week workout bootcamp. We are hoping to loose 3 pounds each week totaling up to 60 pounds on June 16. I'm open to workout suggestions and workout plans if you have any. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:35:07 EST First weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56549177 3 pounds this week! <em>104</em> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:31:35 EST no loss this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56548847 I did weigh in on Friday, but no change in weight, so I probably avoided posting it. But I didn't gain! Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:00:33 EST Happy to join the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56546376 Hi y'all, <BR> I'm a new member to this team, and I'm happy to join in. My goal is to lose 30# by June 2014 and so far things are going well, taking it day by day. I'm a full-time hospice nurse at a small in-patient unit, a wife, and a mom. I'm also a college student working toward a BSN, so I have many things to work on day by day :-) Thanks for all your encouragement and suggestions. I love Sparkpeople! Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:54:21 EST Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56542644 I lost 9lbs mostly water weight, but weight is weight. Now to focus on my goal this week last week was no soda and I DID IT! This week is no candy. 1 day done, thumbs up !!! <em>244</em> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:13:09 EST Gained 2 pounds this weekend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56539545 I didn't stay on track. I know this is part of the journey. I am back on track and will continue until I reach my goal of fit, lean and healthy. I am glad to have a place of accountability. Next week I will be more self aware. This week back to basics. HAVE A GREAT WEEK EVERYBODY. <em>521</em> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:02:39 EST weight-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56538313 same as last week, no weight losss, <em>234</em> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:11:17 EST Kind of new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56537840 I've used SP on and off for the last 4 years. I'm tired of the yo yo dieting and just want to have a healthy relationship with food and exercise. I think this team will help me stay more focused. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:20:13 EST First wiegh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56533662 I weighed less then I thought I did. That is always a good thing right. Normally I weigh myself everyday but I am told that is not a good idea so I am trying this weigh weekly idea, i guess next monday will be the real test. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:26:55 EST looking good to lunchtime http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56531449 As things have gone since the beginning of the New year I feel I need to shout from the Mountain tops that I have got to lunchtime today with nothing eaten that I have not planned. <BR> Hope I can manage the rest of the day the same way. <BR> 245 pm and still on track Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:41:07 EST Friday Weigh IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56527371 Gained 1.5 pounds. Ate chinese and I always retain for a day or two after that. I have to remember not to do that again. Can't wait to weigh on this Friday to see if I did lose. <BR> <BR> 1/27/14 - 195.3 Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:01:04 EST Ready to begin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56524153 Hello everyone, I am Kristle and I have decided that tomorrow cant always be the day I start, who knows where I could be if I had started a year ago. So here I am ready to move forward and stop letting every thing hold me back. This time is going to be the time I make it happen. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:36:18 EST Who is Nan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56524048 59 yr old Single Scottish Lady sharing home with 83 yr old mum. <BR> Full time clerk with a 3 hr round trip commute 4 days per week'. <BR> Do the heavy chores and keep the garden. <BR> Involved in my local church <BR> Enjoy knitting, cross-stitch and unusual holidays. <BR> Do NOT enjoy exercise and find it hard to make the time for it. <BR> Any suggestions for fitting gentle exercise into a very busy schedule most welcome <BR> 25 lbs to lose Hopefully by July but certainly by my 60th Birthday... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:25:40 EST Make friends with your food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56524002 This blog by Pam is a must-read for all Spark people. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Pam has asked that those of us who agree with her ideas, kindly pass it on to all our teams and friends. <BR> <BR> thank you! <BR> <BR> please copy this link into your browser <BR> <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo <BR> urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604929 <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:19:49 EST Nan's win http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56523971 27/1/14 <BR> SW 146.25lb <BR> Goal 122 lb <BR> Monday Organised food and exercise wise. <BR> Just got to make it happen. <BR> Wish me luck Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:17:04 EST This is me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56521995 Hello everyone, I joined this team so that I can not always feel like I am the only one not making progress and I also need to learn not to depend on the number on the scale. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:10:10 EST Getting started...again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56480709 Good Morning Sparkpeople! I am starting this journey again as I do every day. Today's journey started with a .5 weight gain which I am hoping is from to much salt intake in the last couple of days. I will continue to strive for improved health and weight loss. I am worth it and nothing tastes as good as thin feels! <em>521</em> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:27:49 EST Ready to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56473638 I am back to Sparkpeople to help me lose weight. Tried WW and lost weight, but the cost got me, but liked the accountability. I saw this team and thought this would be a great team to join. I need the accountability. Between Sparkpeople and WW I have lost 15-20 pounds, now ready to lose more. Want to be able to hike more with my hubby this summer. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:19:41 EST YaHoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56470087 Lost my first 5 lbs since rejoining ! Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:37:15 EST Wednesday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56470057 I really was in denial this week. I was eating ice cream when I should have been drinking ice water for a sore throat. Well, the scale woke me up, I hope. I gained 2.5 pounds! I need to reboot and get going in the right direction. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:33:39 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56464943 Hello, my name is Susan and since my accident in 2011 I have become an emotional eater. I have nerve damage in my foot that requires nerve blocks three times a week. I am no longer able to participate in the activities that have always kept me healthy and in shape. I am having a hard time making so many changes in my life so I turned to food for comfort. I stopped paying attention to what I was eating and why I was eating even when I was not hungry. I have gained fifty pounds and am ready to ... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:30:25 EST New To This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56458914 I've been trying to lose weight for over a decade since having kids without any luck. I'm hoping that by joining this site, it will help me reach my goal. I've always been private about my weight so, I'm thinking this a new approach to help keep me motivated. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:59:38 EST Hi I'm sort of new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56457739 Hi I'm new. I've been on SP for years. Left came back. Left and now I'm back again. My plan this time is slow and steady and not allow myself to be discouraged. <em>521</em> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:12:09 EST weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56456895 I know it is Tuesday today, but I am still trying to figure out how to do all this posting. <BR> Yesterday was my first day (again) so my starting weight was 210. I want to lose 60 lbs. in this next year. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:04:16 EST weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56456889 I know it is Tuesday today, but I am still trying to figure out how to do all this posting. <BR> Yesterday was my first day (again) so my starting weight was 210. I want to lose 60 lbs. in this next year. <BR> I need to find out how you post with the time line thingy. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:03:40 EST Good to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56455824 Trying once again; however I feel it is different this time. More about health than skinny jeans.. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:34:32 EST Fat to Fit and Fabulous http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56450939 Just starting my weight loss journey, hoping to lose 39kg by October 2014. I CAN DO THIS <em>224</em> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:42:31 EST Monday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56445312 Second week...276 down couple of pounds Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:23:17 EST *Monday Weigh Ins* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56438798 Jan 13- 287.9 <BR> Jan 20- 281.2 (-6.7) Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:00:53 EST Hello, I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56429993 I am so excited to start the process to a healthier me in 2014. Look forward to meeting new people who are on this same journey. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:32:08 EST down 1 lb i think http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56428908 1/12/14 267.6 <BR> 1/19/14 266.0 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:58:42 EST Happy to join in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56428094 Hi I'm Caren and I am so happy to join a team that is on the same track and is there to help keep me accountable. I'm ready to go! Sun, 19 Jan 2014 13:47:22 EST Down 20 in a year, ready to lose an additional 60! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56403480 Want to make Sunday my Weigh in Day! Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:32:08 EST My introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56397846 Hello everyone. My name is Linda, stay-at-home mom, stay-at-home office. I have been with Spark People for a few years now. I find this site the best for tracking weight. I have a tendency to be overweight since childhood. I'm physically active, but have put on 10 lbs per decade. Last year I started a training program , this year I want to eat and cook healthy. I never give up trying to lose weight. I'm married and have a fantastic husband and 3 great kids, young adults, who also wa... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:37:34 EST Hey Ya'll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56397283 My name is Shannon, and I have been with Spark for quite awhile now, but have been MIA for over a year... I was doing so well, and then one day hit a brick wall, and could not seem to get past it.. I have gained quite a bit of the weight I lost, and until recently just did not care. However, I have diabetes, and lately I feel physically down right awful most of the time. I am finally to the point that I have to get my head together, and start taking care of me for a change...So here I am craw... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 04:21:08 EST Tuesday Weigh in-1st week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56391133 Manage to loose 3lbs for my first week Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:05:19 EST Starting over, again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56382527 2013 was a very stressful year for me, and I gained almost 30 pounds, on top of an already high weight. Things have calmed down now, and I'm ready to undo the damage in 2014. <BR> <BR> I've joined a fitness/weight loss challenge at our rec center, restarted personal training sessions, and joined actual (as opposed to online) Weight Watchers meetings. I'm reporting to my trainer and WW, but I would like yet another place to report to. The more accountability, the better, to get me back on tra... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:32:00 EST Wednesday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56372982 Well, I've had a cold and my taste buds are all off but I keep drinking and eating soup because it helps with the uncomfortable symptoms. The weigh in showed a pound and 1/2 gain. I think the salt in the soups may be causing some water retention. Never the less, I don't want to be gaining, so I'm going to allow myself only 0 calorie drinks between meals and pay attention to possibly too many carbs in my meals. I am certainly open to suggestions for eating when you have a cold. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:00:39 EST First Tuesday Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56355519 Well this is my first weigh in and I am going for Tuesday mornings. Scale said 216.4 pounds. <BR> So my first goal is 17.4 pounds to put me under 200. I will see what I can change this time to make this work and stick. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:52:49 EST Introducing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56355371 My biggest problem/obstacle in any weightloss program I have ever started has been the accountability. This year, I am leraning to put myself out there and gain the support of others to help keep me motivated and on track. My husband and I are trying to conceive so my motivation and reason for getting fit is enough for now but we still have a long year ahead of us! Good luck to everyone! Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:33:16 EST Monday Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56342930 I started at 165. Today im down to 158!! Great feeling!!! <em>521</em> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:55:49 EST Just wanted to say Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56342876 I started Herbalife on 1/6/13. I'm very excited to live a better and healthier lifestyle!! I wish everyone the best!!! <em>381</em> <em>521</em> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:51:47 EST weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56342081 Nothing better than thinking your gaining weight then you step on a scale and your loosing weight instead. What a nice pleasant surprise to know that all I been doing these months appear to be starting to pay off.... I'm excited...I been averaging a pound or so every week now for the past month. I just hope it keeps going before I plateau. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:55:50 EST Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56341754 First week was a good week, but they always are. <BR> <BR> start weight-287 lbs <BR> 1/13/14--------278 lbs Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:33:41 EST weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56341619 Weighed in this morning and lost another 4.5 lbs . still on track and going for the gold Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:24:28 EST back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56341002 my name is lisa and i am coming back because of lack of watching what i was eating and not exercising just not caring. also i need support on my way to losing my weight. i weigh 212 and want to weigh 145 by june or july and also i want to be here for any one that needs to talk i am here, Mon, 13 Jan 2014 07:37:27 EST down 4.5 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56338804 1/12/14 267.6 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:35:30 EST I'm Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56333150 Hello everybody! I am so ready to win the battle of the bulge. I know that if we all stay positive and if we don't allow our thinking or minds (that negative talk), to take over , we will achieve our weight loss goals. We will do the work and trust our programs!!! I'm here for support and give support! <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 16:27:00 EST Just wanted to say a quick hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56320086 Hi everyone, I am so excited to be back on track with healthy eating and daily workouts. I let everything go for a couple of months and paid the price by putting my weight back on that I had lost <em>20</em> Oh well, I did it before I can do it again! Lets do this thing!!! Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:15:21 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56314074 Hello my name is Katie. I live in East Kilbride-Scotland but was born in Canada, I am 44 years old and was widowed just over 14 years ago after my first husband David was killed in an accident 6 months after we where married, I met my second husband Paul and we married three years later in 2002 but August 2009 he left me for someone else, my scrap booking, card making and incredimail are pulling me through it but I am still hurting but hopefully things will be sorted out and I can get on with... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 08:08:43 EST back to it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56293535 weigh in at 184.6 this morning. That means since I was last here I have gained 14 pounds approximately. yikes. onwards and upwards. Thu, 9 Jan 2014 18:23:37 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56276166 Got a question and not to sure where to ask it. Sooooo…. are you guys motivated by your spark points. I'm new to this whole thing and don't really know much about them. Is there a way to make them into a challenge/goal? How many points should a person strive to get each day? I have been logging my food and fitness each day and have added some personal goals to track (such as run/walk a mile a day for the month of January). Anyway, I would love some feedback on how to make spark people work fo... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 14:47:34 EST introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56275498 hello! <BR> <BR> I've been tracking my weight each Wednesday and other measurement once a month. I have noticed that some people have a weight tracker on their spark page and would like to get one on mine if possible. I also think it's good to debrief about how things are going with our progress. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 8 Jan 2014 13:48:21 EST New to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56273719 Hi, I'm Amanda. I'm really excited to be a part of this group. I would like to focus on losing a lot of weight in a healthy way to be healthy and to make sure it stays off. I'm really motivated now, but like most, I'll need encouragement a little later. That's why I joined this group. Everybody is really positive so I know this will be a great experience for all of us Wed, 8 Jan 2014 11:38:51 EST New to Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56272156 I am 43. I have 3 yo daughter. Really need to lose 20-25 lbs. Haven't made a lot of progress in the last year so I am trying to jumpstart the year and get moving. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 09:55:23 EST When do you weigh in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56268487 I love this team as it encourages me to weigh in and check my measurements every week to track my progress. But I do have a question- what time of day do you weigh in? Do you weigh in after you've eaten or exercised? morning, afternoon, evening? I'm always curious as to when others decide to weigh themselves during the day as I've heard you weigh less in the morning. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 00:47:24 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56259676 Well I turned 48 a few days ago and decided it is time to get in shape once and for all. Tired of the diet roller coaster. I look forward to meeting my goals. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:47:32 EST Tuesday Weigh-Ins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56258327 I started last Tuesday (ahead of the New Year's rush), and when I weighed in today, I had lost four pounds -- I'm so pleased! I know that my weight was probably a little unusually high after the holidays, so I'm sure the weight loss will slow down this coming week, but still, I feel a lot better already. My goal is to just lose one pound this coming week -- five pounds in two weeks would be awesome! <em>9</em> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 11:09:55 EST weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56257876 I forgot to post it but yesterday I weighed in at 244 lbs, a four pound loss since I started. Way too little to show yet, but still gives me some satisfaction for all the anguish. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:40:10 EST get fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56244890 this is the year to lose the excess weight that I have been carrying and to get in shape! An overweight pastor isn't a good example to his people. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:04:36 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56241895 Hi everyone! Im new to this group. I just joined Sparks people today. I think my weigh in's will be Mondays. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:57:57 EST Hi, I'm new again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56235974 I'm two pounds from goal weight. I've lost 31 lbs so far. Once i reach my goal, I'm going to set a new one to lose 10 more. I've lost most of my weight by doing exercise videos and walking outside. I'm now running, but taking it easy since I don't have the best knees. I'm following a training guide I got on a running site. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 23:07:05 EST Weight-in 1/5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56233534 180 <em>39</em> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 20:12:23 EST Back Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56230974 I'm back again everyone but back with determination! I have started P90X3 on 12-26-13 and my ultimate goal is to lose 100 lbs but i need to lose at least 70! I'm looking forward to this group helping me stay on track! I am in week 2 of my 90 day program and feeling great i have controlled my diet and have been drinking half my weight in water a day along with taking my multivitamin and the last 2 days i have replaced a meal with a generic slim fast shake. My start day was on a Thursday so t... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 17:19:36 EST trying yet again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56230610 started at 155, my goal is 140. Need to also stay on an anit-inflamitory diet for RA and I'm also gluten allergic and lactose intolerant. Lots of issues, hard to find receipes Sun, 5 Jan 2014 16:56:52 EST I will make my goals in 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56225382 I am starting at 183. Plan to be 163 by March 31st. 2014. I will make my goals by charting my eating, walking 30 minutes a day and weight training. Have reached those goals every day for the past 4 days. I love my spark activity tracker. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:45:17 EST Sunday weigh-ins :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56225161 Down 3 lbs since Jan 1st!! <em>224</em> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:33:00 EST Saturday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56211572 I made it through the first week and 2.8 lbs lost. Sometimes when I lose weight I think I can do this, so I can eat whatever I want. This time I am ready for that I have goals and no treats until certain goals are met. Hope this works. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:41:11 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56204985 Glad to be in Sparkville, again. Got a few goals to achieve this year. Looking to shed a few pounds and get me BMI in sync with a healthier me. <em>249</em> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 22:18:04 EST Hi y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56202672 I'm a twenty-four-year-old Southern girl -- 5'1 and 117lbs as of today... that's up 5lbs in a month, so I'm trying to stall that weight gain & make it down to a healthy 102 pounds (I'm small framed and would like to start ballet again). So that's me! I'm giving myself five months to meet my goal (end of May) which works out to a very doable 3lbs a month. Looking forward to keeping up with all you folks in this team. :) Fri, 3 Jan 2014 19:16:53 EST New Member - Diana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56199364 Hello all. It's good to see this group is active. I have 55 pounds to lose. I am tracking food, eating within my calorie range, and exercising at least 100 minutes a day. I came back to SP on 9/21/13 and so far so good. My exercise consists of walking the golf course or exercising on my recumbent bike parked in front of the big screen <em>246</em> . I had let my weight get so far out of control that I am really motivated to get if off. Since my return to SP my body is finally getting used... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:51:50 EST Beginning fresh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56191833 Back to it, as many people will be, I guess. I have allowed over the last year a few kilos to creep back on, I'm now in my biggest work trousers and am having trouble fitting in my bras. Time to do something! I find tracking very useful. I weigh myself every morning and that is going to be one of the biggest challenges, NOT weighing for a week. I've read so much about nutrition and diets I should be an expert, but alas, just confused. I'm going to try a sort of mix of Slimming World and... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 03:06:44 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56187596 Hi! I am new to SP and to this team. I want the commitment of weighing in each week. I am sad to say that this worked for me along time ago and then I regained most of the weight. I feel this is my time and I am motivated and ready to go, but as in the past I need encouragement so if anyone out there would like to help please let me know. I am the mother of two sons(29 & 27) and have two grandchildren ( granddaughter 21 months and grandson 2 months). I want to lose weight, which I hope will h... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 20:04:49 EST Thursday Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56179307 I like to weigh in on Thursdays for whatever reason. Today was first weigh in in three weeks. 260. Three weeks ago at Dr. office I was 261. I went back to Dr. on Monday, but did not weigh. I would be according to his scales I am 265 lol. But for now, we'll go with mine. First day getting back to my inconsistant work outs and inconsistant good eating habits. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:08:51 EST Needing to be healthier for my family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56172972 I recently signed up and paid to run a 5k color run in May so now I have to get healthy and lose weight! Planning on the Couch25k. We are starting a Biggest loser competition at work on Monday I want to win. I also have 4 kids (12 year old girl, 3 year old boy, 2 year old girl, and a 8 month old boy). They take up ALL of my time when I come home from work. Looking for quick, easy, meal plans that are kid friendly! I heard about Spark from a lady at work but didn't realize there was so much... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:47:38 EST It's me ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56170054 Hello everyone, <BR> I have struggled with my weight for the past 20 years ... many ups and a few downs. After my last baby was born, I got serious with the weight loss again and when she was around two, I started to finally lose weight again and got to my goal, giving away my "fat clothes" as I went. Unfortunately, the loss was more to do with health issues than my routines, and once the health issues were resolved, the weight came back. I am determined to get it off before we take our gi... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 18:28:06 EST 2014 is going to be different! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56159035 HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE! Today is the beginning of my new life, a life filled with health and fitness and happiness! My current weight is 270lbs and my ultimate goal is 150lbs. Nice to meet everyone! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 00:44:28 EST Tuesday's weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56151098 I am just starting or will tomorrow haha. (again) I use to weigh on Thursdays but I guess Tuesdays will work too. I was just at my dr. yesterday but refused to step on the scales as I had gained 11 pounds at my last visit three weeks ago from my previous visit back in April. Soooo, as of 3 weeks ago (before Christmas eating of course) I was 261. I have no earthly idea how much I weigh today. I will step on the scale tomorrow morning, which of course will be less than the dr.'s office...alway... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:10:25 EST Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56138603 I'm down eight pounds this week! I'm so excited! I started off at 166 pounds and now I'm 158 pounds. I'm sure most of it was water weight, but still, it's really exciting. :) Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:37:03 EST Monday A Glorious Weigh In Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56138411 The scales tipped <em>192</em> <BR> 156.4 lbs <BR> I'm so happy! I've been focusing on what I eat since I found out about my high cholesterol. Everyone believe in yourself and be determined. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:20:14 EST Greetings and salutations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56135456 Hello! <BR> <BR> My names Lena! <BR> <BR> I've been a spark people member for a long time, but fell off the proverbial horse hard, and have had difficulty getting back on. I think one of my big problems has been planning too much for myself, and then getting depressed when I'm unable to meet those goals. I've decided to take it slow and just focus on 3 things. <BR> <BR> 1. Weighing myself weekly <BR> 2. Planning and tracking my meals for the day in the morning <BR> 3. Some kind of exerci... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:39:51 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56132439 I am a two-time cancer survivor, first time in 2004, second time 2009. I have 5 months and I will be five (5) years CANCER FREE. Dear Lord Please let this be your will. I am pretty pumped up about joining this site. I have been on here all day today. Just hoping to find and KEEP some motivation to lose some weight. I am going to be 54 January 13th, and I am a fun loving person who loves to laugh and enjoy life. I love the LORD and the miracles HE has worked in my life. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 23:00:31 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56118063 My name is Dolores. I am not new to spark people, but have been side tracked for awhile. Now that I have recommitted myself to a healthier me I felt the need to have a team that will help me to keep on track. Weighing in once a week will help with that. I want to thank everyone in advance for all the motivation I know I will receive. <em>249</em> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:52:47 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56117700 Hi, I am Lisa! For many years I was a scale addict but then went to the opposite side of the spectrum and rarely weighed on a scale. It is high time that I am more accountable and weigh myself. On Friday I went to the doctor and somewhat mistakenly looked at my weight. OMG, I about flipped a lid. The holidays were challenging so I need to kick some butt big time and weigh myself weekly. I have a lot of weight to lose but with hard work, dedication and help from Spark People I can do it.... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:26:37 EST hola http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56114858 just saying hello. I am new to this. I have decided to make some healthy changes to my life and this seems like a good place to start. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:56:48 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56106416 A little bit about myself: I'll be 50 in about 30 months. The last 6 months have been challenging. I started a new job, within the same company. I've had abnormal chest pains, severe fatigue and weakness throughout my body. I've been diagnosed with sleep apnea and have put on 10 lbs in that time. That was in addition to the 10-15 lbs. I had previously put on. I'm still not feeling right: I sleep 10-11 hours/night on the weekends/vacations, I don't necessarily have enough energy to do ... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:59:44 EST "2014" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56103886 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> A little bit about me, I turned 50 last April, would like to lose 60 pounds. My husband and I just got a new doggie, she is German Shepard mix 3 years young. She is full of energy! She will be taking me for walks! Wishing everyone a healthy, happy "2014" Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:00:02 EST Merry Christmas! & Happy Holidays! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x56087008 I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy holidays to those who do no celebrate Christmas. <BR> <BR> I hope today you're surrounded by those who love and care for you! Wed, 25 Dec 2013 15:11:19 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56074790 I love this idea of weighing in once a week. It'll keep me in line even though nobody will be actually tracking me- it helps that I'll be accountable for myself in public. <BR> <BR> I'm loving my journey so far... lost 2 pounds (of 35 lol--- but I'll get there- watch me!) <BR> <BR> See ya around, good luck to ya'll! Mon, 23 Dec 2013 23:23:24 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56071295 Hello all! <BR> <BR> I am new to the team and need to be held accountable for my actions! I recently injured myself, broken thumb, and I am going through therapy to strengthen it back up. Until then I am limited what I can do with my upper body. <BR> <BR> I would not consider myself overweight, but I do not feel comfortable in my own skin, so I need to make a change! I am back to where I was a few years ago and I promised myself I would not get here again. Oops. <BR> <BR> I am 31 years ... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:19:32 EST Hiya, Folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56067586 Hey everyone! I've been a Spark Member for awhile now, but have recently lost a little over 30lbs. I am hoping to gain more accountability by joining this group. <BR> I have 4 kids, ranging in age from age 6 to 2 months, and it's difficult to focus on myself at times. Making more of an effort. :) Mon, 23 Dec 2013 08:15:05 EST Weigh in day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x56066161 I'm very proud of myself this week, mainly because since I started my changes I've been suffering with what can only be described as female man flu! Although I've only lost 1lb off my weight, I've lost an inch around my thighs, and half inch around my waist and hips! Looks like the working out is helping to tone everything up so boom! <BR> <BR> Also it's my birthday today, so it has been an awesome birthday present to myself :) Mon, 23 Dec 2013 03:31:07 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56053347 I decided it was time to get serious about the extra weight I'm dragging around. Saw this group and decided it was a great place to start. Having to be accountable to someone other than myself might be motivation! <BR> I am from Maine but currently living in Florida in a motor coach. Going to be on the road 24/7 in the spring. It is easy to get very lazy with this life style or I can choose to get up off my end and get moving and get off this fat. Here's wishing every team member succe... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:34:20 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x56046865 I just wanted to say hello to everyone, and I look forward to working hard but eating smart, so my scale can move in the right direction on Thursday. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:55:42 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56034680 I am a 56 year old grandmother who has gained a lot of weight since I have been working at a Soul Food restaurant. I'm hoping that I can get the motivation that I need to lose weight. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:08:37 EST rooting for everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56031476 just really impressed and motivated after reading everyones' posts. It helps me get my focus back to tracking my food and putting in my exercise time. Thanks to all and best wishes for Happy Healthy Holidays! Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:11:26 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x56028106 Hi, my name is Madzz (short for Madeline!) and I'm 24 years old (25 next Monday, eek!). I currently weigh 133lbs and am 5"5' tall. My goal is to weigh around 110lbs, as I have been that weight before and I felt healthy, slim and in shape. I have a bit of a story behind my desire to be this weight, so if you feel like having a bit of a read, do so at your own risk ;) <BR> <BR> My Dad was always a big man, and always loved his food. Unfortunately, he passed away on 11th May 2012 after having a... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 03:10:44 EST into http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55986220 Hi all, I am new to this board. I am starting now and not the new year because you never know what I will weigh in the new year, so I want to be committed TODAY. <BR> I am 55 years old. I have been overweight all of my childhood and adult. I have yoyo dieted all of my life. My highest weight was 206. Something finally clicked about 5 years ago and I lost 60 pounds doing very low calorie and low carb. BUT last fall I started gaining weight, I am up 7 pounds and in panic mode. I still track, m... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:49:59 EST Returning to Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55920293 Hello, I'm Alex and I have just rejoined sparkpeople. Two years ago I started working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through weight watchers and a personal trainer in college and lost 20 lbs. However, during my last semester of college and a summer trip abroad (too much guinness!!!!) I gained everything back and am back to my original weight of 185. I am now trying to get back to eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle. I joined the YMCA, and also have a new job starting next ... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 11:03:42 EST just me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55907495 I need help! I cant seem to get into a routine to jump start my diet. I'm out of control and I'm gaining weight rapidly. Its not that I don't know the reason, I just don't know how to stop putting food in my mouth, and I mean really bad food. I have no motivation and cant seem to find it. Any suggestions out there? <em>39</em> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 10:12:22 EST Avoided First Week Food Frenzy! -5.8 lbs/Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55897951 I am so happy about this! You know the first week is so wobbly. I can easily eat one thing that sends me into a food frenzy that brings me into a direction opposite to my goal! But not this week! I can tell that I am still on edge, that this is a "recovery" from a few months and habits that are not necessarily "bad" but are not doing anything to lead me towards my goal. I have come a long way from 270 lbs years ago. My bingeing behaviors left me, but every once in a while they come by to visi... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 12:10:08 EST Weigh In Post! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55897677 Hello! I don't know where I'm supposed to post, but I'm weighing in at 206.2 today! Sat, 7 Dec 2013 11:36:12 EST Hello to everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55885310 Hello and can I say its an awesome day to be part of this team. I have reciently started working out again. I was making progress when I got pregnant with my forth baby. All through my pregnancy I couldnt wait for the day that I could really start to slim down. Being that he is my last I really want to dive in and lose every pound I have gained. Im now done breastfeeding (I am not a lucky one who loses while feeding, just lucky to maintain). In the last three weeks I have lost 4lbs. It feels ... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 08:35:49 EST hello friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55883147 freinds i have been good with diet and walking but not reaching to my desired goal , dont kno where i am wrong . please suggest Fri, 6 Dec 2013 01:16:12 EST Help I have no energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55859353 Have really bad sinus pain continuously, vertigo n queasiness that come n go but want to head to gym. Problem is that unless I'm getting 10-11 hours sleep, I wake feeling exhausted instead of just tired. <BR> I have had blood tests n I am really healthy except for my inflammation markers so really I should be fine. <BR> Anybody have tips to get energy up? Need to get to gym Wed, 4 Dec 2013 03:57:14 EST Slow and Steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55851012 Down 1# this week - not bad considering i had 3 Thanksgiving Dinners! <BR> PORTION CONTROL is the key for me! Tue, 3 Dec 2013 11:21:47 EST weighing in late? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55843666 I didn't weigh in officially today because my scale is acting up. I do not have a digital scale. The scale I do have has to be reset every time I use it because it will not stay at zero, so I am afraid it might not be accurate. <BR> I am buying a new scale tomorrow. By the time I get home it will be to late in the day to weigh myself. I usually weigh-in on Monday. My question is, do I skip this weeks official weigh-in entirely, or do I officially weigh-in late? Mon, 2 Dec 2013 20:58:07 EST stuck at 160 and I need help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55838149 Hello, <BR> <BR> I started to "get healthy" in the spring. I joined the YMCA, tried to watch what I ate, and moved more. I dropped 8 pounds from April to June. I have kept up with my exercise routine, but I know I have not been as good with my diet. I still have only lost 8 pounds. My goal was to lose 15 pounds by the end of 2013. I don't think I can drop 7 pounds in December. The reason for the 15 pounds? That will bring my BMI out of the "overweight" category. I want to lower my cholestero... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 11:43:55 EST My Daily Weigh-Ins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55829288 Starting my weigh-ins!! <BR> <BR> Starting weight (today) 137 <BR> Goal Weight: 115 <BR> <BR> I CAN DO THIS!!! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 18:58:06 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55803470 Hi <BR> <BR> I am a 43 yr old mom of 3 boys. I was 145 lbs before all the boys came along starting 7 years ago. I am 5' 6" so I would like to get back to my weight again I am currently 163lbs. Feeling very tired everyday and still losing 1 lb a week. I started last month some weeks are better than others. I walk the boys to school every day so I get my cardio in but I need to add strength training especially on my tummy you mom's know what I mean. Does anyone have any suggestions on how t... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:39:08 EST What are you eating today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55802834 Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and try as I might, I gave in and ate too much. What is everyone eating today to get back on track? Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:31:28 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55787196 Hi! My name is Maddy. I have struggled with my weight since I was very young. Last year, I managed to lose close to 50 pounds. But I was not happy, and I was not very healthy. This summer into this fall I have gained back close to 20 pounds, and I keep making excuses for myself as to why I can't lose them. But I am determined to lose them. Maybe I won't be as small as I was last year, but I will be healthy and I will FEEL good. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:21:56 EST Adding another tool to the kit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55769729 Hello, <BR> I'm BJ I have been on SparkPeople for 3 years now. I have been up and down due to the usual suspects: anxiety, depression, family, self sabotage, working...which lead to diabetes and triglycerides being out of control; so you get the picture. I am looking to be accountable to myself and remind myself that I am doing this for me. I'm a singer and performer and work 2 jobs; so I tend to keep crazy hours and am a night owl. So this group seemed like one more tool to use to help r... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:50:48 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55750403 Day 1 Weight 172.8 Goal 112.8 FYI I am only 5 feet tall. <BR> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 11:52:53 EST Hello my name is Dianna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55749865 Have been a member on spark people for some time but stepped away for awhile but I am now back. Need to make changes for health reasons so hoping to keep on track and reach my goals. Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:47:16 EST Slwo and Steady 5 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55679251 started 10/28 at 208.4 lbs <BR> today 11/18/13 at 203.5 lbs <BR> <BR> Slow but steady lossing Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:34:23 EST Slow and Steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55679200 started 10/28 at 208.4 lbs <BR> today 11/18/13 at 203.5 lbs <BR> <BR> Slow but steady loosing Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:30:53 EST Determined to Loose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55679169 Hey everyone I am so excited to be here and more excited because come next summer I am going to be down 50lbs before my 50th birthday!!!! Yeah me. I am motivated and determined hitting the gym 4-5-6x a week for 45 mins at least, walking the dog at least 10 mins 2x a day and doing things to speed up my metabolism I am sure I can do it. I think my metabolism is slow but, I am going to press on!!!! Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:28:22 EST First time for this forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55678562 Start: Oct. 14 2013 Weight 168.2 <BR> <BR> First virtual weigh in: <BR> 11/18/13 161.6 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:45:23 EST New Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55677901 First public weigh in for me too. I am at my heaviest ever. My goal is to lose 100 lbs. My biggest obstacle is sticking to it, staying motivated, losing my determination. I think I'm going to stick some photos on my bathroom mirror, and also ask a couple of close friends to hold me accountable. Change is long overdue. <BR> <BR> Today: 230.8 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:04:45 EST First Public Virtual Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55677231 Weigh in on 11/18/13: 191 pounds <BR> Just had a birthday and decided to release my excess baggage/fat. <BR> I tried going to weight-loss meetings in the past, but I am over it. Finding this Virtual Weigh-in group is awesome and takes accountability to a whole new level. <BR> Typing in my start weight feels like I have been released from a deep dark secret! <BR> Excited to be here! <BR> HapNingNow Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:18:29 EST MOTIVATED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55643883 So excited to be here to lend and receive support. You guys are AWESOME. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:14:16 EST Oh Well , All's Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55641784 Went up 4 lbs. this week but I did enjoy a few beers and some yummy food. All's good . I'll take it back off this coming week. I'm still ahead of the game. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 06:09:51 EST I am back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55634564 <em>30</em> Hi My Name is Erica. I haven't been on here in years. It wasn't working for me. I was just dieting and no exercise. This time I was advised to change my life and I have. I am doing this slowly and it has been working. I gave up "pop" and started exercising. No dieting. I had lost 11 lbs in 1 month before coming back to sparkpeople. I plan to continue on the plan I am on until I stop losing, then reevaluate and change eating habits and/or exercise more as advised. But getting off... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:02:15 EST Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55610592 Down a pound - 143 this morning.. Trying hard to stay on target with nutrition. (And NO M n M's!) Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:43:58 EST Reality check http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55600663 I am new to Sparkpeople. I heard about it from a patient, who said it was a fun way to lose weight, so I decided what the heck. I have been stuck at my current weight, which is not quite my highest, but definitely over 200lbs. I have several diagnoses, all of which can be cured just by simply improving my eating habits and losing weight. I am pre diabetic, have fatty liver disease and celiac disease. I am tired of trying to diet and am now focusing on the fact that I need to make a life long ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:23:23 EST Monday - Monday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55595852 Today weight: 160.0 <BR> Not really losing but happy because I've been consistently getting my tracker over 10,000 most days. I love it and know it's making a difference. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:38:05 EST How do you deal with trigger foods? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55571417 I have alot of foods that trigger over eating. Potato chips and chocolate for one. Love the sweet and salty! I try to avoid these, but I have found just about anything I love to eat is a trigger. Help! I had a beer with my husband and proceeded to eat everything in sight. Obviously, that was a trigger. LOL. How do I have fun and enjoy the things I love without destroying the weeks progress? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Sat, 9 Nov 2013 08:02:55 EST Losing weight at a slow pace... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55569082 Hi! I just joined 11 days ago. I just turned 56. I started water aerobics on January 3rd and have lost 44 lbs to-date. I have recently been diagnosed type 2 diabetic and have started religiously logging my food. I ordered the Spark Activity Tracker and received it Wednesday. Love it! It seems to motivate me to get all the lights to light up. This is a great place to get some accountability. I look forward to meeting you! Fri, 8 Nov 2013 22:26:41 EST Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55565667 I am at 223.6, that's weight gained. I'm a little disappointed but I will definitely do better next week. Fri, 8 Nov 2013 16:20:10 EST staying on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55559466 watch me drop Fri, 8 Nov 2013 05:46:25 EST A Little About Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55546714 I am a mom of six and I have joined this group before but due to problems with my internet and my busy schedule I have not stayed on track. I plan to improve and make sure I check in on a regular basis this time around, I have a hard time staying motivated any tips will be accepted. Thank you. Thu, 7 Nov 2013 05:18:31 EST same http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55538806 Dropped one finally. 144 now Wed, 6 Nov 2013 12:23:09 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55537308 My name is Wendy, my weight loss journey is long. I am now in pre-menopause and having a hard time getting the scale to move, when I lost weight originally it was with the help of Spark so I am getting my spark back! :) Wed, 6 Nov 2013 10:02:15 EST Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55537291 Just found this board so starting with Monday's numbers... <BR> <BR> 11/4/13 - 160 Wed, 6 Nov 2013 10:00:46 EST Weighing - in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55510558 Down so 255 - lost 3 lbs this week. Mon, 4 Nov 2013 09:39:00 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55503599 My name is Larissa, I'm the momma to two beautiful girls, ages 5 months and almost 22 months. I started trying to lose weight and get in shape after my youngest was born. I'd lost 14 lbs in a little over a month, but then I got the depo birth control shot, and suddenly I was starving all the time and gained twelve of the fourteen back since then. I kind of lost my motivation and my workout buddy moved back to Nc and she was my person I was accountable to. Without her, I slacked off. Anyway, I... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:25:51 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55499795 My name is Kathy. I live just outside of Sacramento, CA. <BR> I want to be more active, healthy and also to lose weight. <BR> I have to admit that I am feeling overwhelmed. <BR> I have arthritis in my knees, I work a really stressful job and I have <BR> terrible eating habits. <BR> <BR> Okay: my first weigh-in: 285.2 lbs. <BR> <BR> That was my first babystep. <BR> :) <BR> Thanks for being here! Sun, 3 Nov 2013 12:36:14 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55497333 Hey everyone, my name is Christina. <BR> I joined this page to make sure that a weigh in every week, and that I don't cheat the scale! <BR> I feel more comfortable weighing in knowing that everyone is on the same journey as me to be healthy! <BR> <BR> I'd like to lose about 50 pounds over the next year or so. I'm in college and live on campus, so eating healthy on a budget is quite difficult. But i'm hoping that this team, along with a few others will help me out on my journey. Sun, 3 Nov 2013 08:57:17 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55493780 I had a wonderful baby son 9 weeks ago and my weight is at its highest ever 250 lbs.. hate, hate, hate my weight. hopefully weighing in on a weekly basis will help me with my weight loss goal of 100 lbs. Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:20:43 EST my weight for Nov1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55481119 <em>46</em> no change still at 228 Fri, 1 Nov 2013 21:59:30 EST healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55478449 hi again for the month of november i plan to take baby steps like not eating late or when i am stress Fri, 1 Nov 2013 17:36:31 EST Friday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55470809 Dropped 2 more. More would be nice. Must be all this exercise is converting muscle to Mass. Fri, 1 Nov 2013 05:19:09 EST weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55460994 Hi! I joined today because I need to be motivated. I went to the doctor yesterday and was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and the doctor told me that I may already be diabetic. I have to have my HA1C checked in 3 months. I am scared but I know I can do this. Thanks for the encouragement! Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:34:20 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55447836 I am new to this and still trying to figure out the site..not so great with computers but..I am excited to join and work on my weight loss and getting healthy! Will weigh in on Mondays and <BR> I think the accountability will help so much. I also like where you can track what you are eating Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:50:45 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55438184 Hello. I joined yesterday because I need accountability. I am hoping to lose 40lbs by March 2014. I am weighing in on Mondays. I can do this!!!! Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:09:20 EST Hello 180's!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55437633 Highest Weight 213# <BR> Starting Weight 195.8 <BR> Week 1 - 191.6 <BR> Week 2 - 191.6 <BR> Week 3 - 188.8 - HELLO 180's!!!!! Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:23:51 EST First Time Post! 133.4 lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55426715 I'm actually up a pound and a half from last week. Time to get serious! Thanks to everyone for the inspiration. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:20:07 EST 147.3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55425506 Had been the same basically for weeks:( Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:10:21 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55424081 I've been on Spark People for a long time. Lost weight and regained never having reached my goal. I think this is what I need - accountability. My goal is to reach my goal weight by January 15, 2014. My plan is to drink my water, track daily (stay in calorie range) and do 10 minutes at least daily exercise. Also, try to get to 10,000 steps daily average on my new Spark tracker. Looking forward to making new Spark friends along the way. Have a healthy, blessed week! Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:52:29 EST Joining in at 207.8 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55423787 Hi everyone. I am joining this group today and hope that it helps me to loose more weight. I am not an overeater and go to the gym at least 4-5 times a week for at least 30 mins but I am just not loosing. I don't know if the menopause has something to do with it but, I am serious about loosing. I lost 4.3 pounds last week and the water just came back on with a vengeance. I am motivated. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:26:22 EST Day one and joining the challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55421508 Hello everyone, just joined the challenge, Mondays will be my weigh day. <BR> Here is a quick run down <BR> 46 <BR> Wife - 24 years married <BR> Mom of 2 beautiful grown girls 22/20 <BR> I run my own day care <BR> Taking courses on Chakras, color energy and reiki <BR> Loving my life just not my weight. <BR> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:52:12 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55417032 Hi everyone, Glad to be here getting support. I started Spark People last Sunday!! I need to lose a lot of weight and I am setting goals 3 months at a time. I want to lose 20-24 lbs by January 2014. I lost 5 lbs this weeks, but wanting to lose just 2 lbs a week. I now weight 210 lbs and would like to weigh 150-160 in a year. I love this tracker, it helps to keep up with what I eat. I know I need to eat more fruits and vegetables and to drink more water. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:27:13 EST Friday weigh in oct 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55403368 beginning weight 231 <BR> Fridays weigh in 228 <em>521</em> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:41:02 EST Introduction to this Spark Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55403314 Hi, everyone. This is really going to be a great page for me. I am a grandmother of 7 and I have two daughters. I reconnected with spark people as of Oct 18th and started back in Jan 2013 and then went off in July and, I started gaining weight again and I said " Self this is enough of this, as you started of great and lost 40 lbs. and I sure did not want to gain them back. So Here I am team." . My goal is to lose 60 lbs. by Oct of 2014. Wish me luck!! As of Friday the 25th of Oct. I have... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:32:50 EST Posting Late - but better than nothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55390708 As of 10/21/2013 I weigh 260 lbs. I'm trying to get to 250 by 11/25/2013 - baby steps! Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:30:55 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55390676 Although I've been a member of Spark since 2007, I never fully utilized the site...and thus ultimately quit using it after a week or so. This time I'm determined to get healthy, and to fully use all of the tools the spark offers. A weekly check-in for accountability is just one of the things I think will be good for me. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:28:21 EST Friday weigh-in week 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55387464 9/6/13 (starting weight) 400 <BR> 9/13/13 (week 1) 391.6 (-8.4) <BR> 9/20/13 (week 2) 386.6 (-13.4) <BR> 9/27/13 (week 3) 383.2 (-16.8) <BR> 10/4/13 (week 4) 380 (-20) <BR> 10/11/13 (week 5) 378.2 (-21.8) <BR> 10/18/13 (week 6) 372 (-28) <BR> 10/25/13 (week 7) 371.8 (-28.2) <BR> <BR> Rough week. My feet and legs have cramped bad this week after all of that walking last weekend camping. Not moving around and not tracking grub, but a loss is still a loss, no matter how small. <em>20</e... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:05:45 EST one more Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55386404 So it's been another week and another 3 lbs.. Slow but steady wins the race . See you at the Finish line . Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:42:35 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55380596 I joined the Spark Team today, hoping to lose 20#s. I work best with support and believe I can do this. I actually like to weigh-in daily, but will try to report on Sundays. I know what I should do, now to do it! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting you and becoming a part of the team. <BR> Liz <em>192</em> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:08:54 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55378790 I am finally going to introduce myself. I am here because I am very determined to get to my goal. I have been on here for about a month now and I love it. I struggle from time to time but it is great to know that I am not alone in that either. Hope to get to know some of you.. Good Luck To All Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:45:53 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55366902 Hello, I am a full-time working Mom of two teenage boys who is trying to lose weight (again) while trying to keep up with my boys sports schedules and their never-ending appetites, LoL!! I'm very motivated to take as much time as I need to lose the weight and not repeat any quick fixes like I have in the past - which have always failed. I am only on Day 3 of my journey but everyday is a day closer to my goal. I recently started a Couch to 5K program and tackling some body weight exercises at ... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:45:25 EST Monday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55353782 This is my first weigh in for a while. SW: 160.6 lbs <em>67</em> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:55:16 EST New and from The netherlands. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55348642 hello. <BR> I was not sure how to post on this forum so I hope this is correct? <BR> I am also doing the Slim in 6 series which I started yesterday. This is also a super help. I'm 50 and have CFS and Fibromyalgia. <BR> All I want to do is lose around 5 kilo's and get a slightly toned up body shape. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 03:43:33 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55342872 Hello from a shoprite associate who wants too lose weight in a healthy way!! <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:09:21 EST Hi fellow sparklers! From Pisceschild http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55341292 Good afternoon, my name is Starr. I've been receiving spark messages for quite some time but have been shy to join conversations or even challenges. Well here i am. I had lost most of my weight and gained back more Than ten pounds and just have not seemed to be able to get on track, what with additional family stress at this time. I know that's an excuse and I don't believe in excuses ( even though I have been known to use them) so I am here to be held accountable and to be accountable. ... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:16:33 EST Hello SparkTeam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55317861 My name is Kathy. I joined Sparkpeople in 2012 for a few weeks and then quite like I always do on this very hard weight loss journey. I came back to Sparkpeople on Sept. 7, 2013 and have been logging my food intake. WOW...Really shocked how many calories I actually eat in a day if I do not pay attention. Since starting over I have lost 13 lbs with over a hundred to go! I have been lazy with the exercise but will turn 50 on Halloween and my birthday present that I have asked from my husba... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 10:22:17 EST Starting over. Again :-/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55309955 Hey all, <BR> My name is Julie and I've been on this journey multiple times. I've had great success with Spark in the past but well, I've lost my spark. I'm miserable with the way I look and feel and I'd like to get back on the wagon. I'm really hoping rejoining the fabulous Spark People community as well as joining a team or two will really help me to recommit and do this right. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading! Happy Friday! Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:37:56 EST Friday weigh-in week 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55305463 9/6/13 (starting weight) 400 <BR> 9/13/13 (week 1) 391.6 (-8.4) <BR> 9/20/13 (week 2) 386.6 (-13.4) <BR> 9/27/13 (week 3) 383.2 (-16.8) <BR> 10/4/13 (week 4) 380 (-20) <BR> 10/11/13 (week 5) 378.2 (-21.8) <BR> 10/18/13 (week 6) 372 (-28) <BR> <BR> 6 weeks down, 46 to go! Fri, 18 Oct 2013 07:52:57 EST 1.2 pound loss this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55261702 my weight loss for this week is 1.2 pounds. <BR> My weight went up & down during the week, but I ended the week with a 1.2 pound loss. <BR> Now on to week 2. <BR> Hopefully, can lose at least one pound this coming week. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:48:34 EST Month ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55251299 October 11, 2013 148 <BR> November 16, 2013 146 <BR> <BR> Help my scale is stuck <em>101</em> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 17:52:53 EST Hello Everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55250650 Hey!! This is my first time joining anything like this and I'm nervous but super excited too. I'm still figuring out all the tools any advice would be great. I'm trying to lose 25 pounds in 6 months. I have two children and trying to lose all the leftover baby weight. I love sports, music, and reading when I can. I'm trying to get healthy for my family and myself. Hopefully I will travel somewhere warm in the next year too:-) Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:44:53 EST Friday Weigh Ins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55230946 This is my first post here.I go by the handle BEAR. So look out I aint gonna be playing around. The way I see it you all are going to motivate me and in turn I hope to do the same for you all.I'll be posting on Fridays without fail. <BR> So far I've been able to closely track every .oz of food eaten. I"ts basically a matter of pinching pennies. My fitness schedule has been a bit rocky but I"m making adjustments along the way. <BR> <BR> Till next week my fellow penny pinchers....BEAR Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:32:31 EST Weight Warriors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55230733 Howdy fellow waistline watchers .I've just tuned in to this Team.I'm looking forward to a weekly weigh in with purpose. I see this entire web site as one big freakin motivational tool. <BR> <BR> Till next week my weighty friends. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:06:05 EST I took the Jumpstart to January challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x55227351 I finished my month of another challenge and got a leaner body mass and lost a couple of pounds too! I can tell it was getting on my yoga mat and incorporating more bands and weights! I <em>250</em> just added a walk or some weights to my regular routine and it bumped me from a 22 BMI to a 21 BMI and instead of 135-130 ,I am finally 128 and I am due to give blood again.I tend to battle a few pounds around that time and then everything starts running normally again for me! <em>244</em> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:58:40 EST Friday weigh-in week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55223813 9/6/13 (starting weight) 400 <BR> 9/13/13 (week 1) 391.6 (-8.4) <BR> 9/20/13 (week 2) 386.6 (-13.4) <BR> 9/27/13 (week 3) 383.2 (-16.8) <BR> 10/4/13 (week 4) 380 (-20) <BR> 10/11/13 (week 5) 378.2 (-21.8) <BR> <BR> 5 weeks down, 47 to go! Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:01:13 EST where to get the weigh in tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55172496 Hi :) I'm new to this. Where do I get the little weigh in trackers to put on my posts? I see everyone else's and have no idea how to do it. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Mon, 7 Oct 2013 09:52:26 EST Joining ther Sunday weigh-in: Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55163934 I am joining the Sunday weigh in team. I hope I did this correctly by just posting right??? No special join button. I would to learn how to add one of those scales to my posts. <BR> <BR> Starting Weight: 202.6 lbs <BR> Goal Weight 175-180 lbs Sun, 6 Oct 2013 16:09:21 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55163845 I was tracking my weight today and saw the button to join this team. I decided to join because even though it is virtual, I know the accountability will help me stay on track. I joined Spark People several months ago and have been spotty at best about tracking - so again - my goal here is accountability. <BR> <BR> I have been up and down on this weight loss journey for about 6 years; and I finally told myself no more! I heard someone say a goal without a deadline is just a dream. The dea... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 16:01:59 EST It's Me Again Margaret! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55156316 There is a song that Ray Steven's sings called "It's Me Again Margaret!". This song is basically a story of a deranged man who is in love with a woman who could care less about whether or not he exists (until the end of the song when she shows up at the police station posting his bail and asking for the handcuffs on the officers desk!) I am like this deranged man. I've been seeking something, weight loss, that just seems to elude me...but not anymore! I am determined to find the motivation to... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 22:56:14 EST Friday weigh-in week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55136540 9/6/13 (starting weight) 400 <BR> 9/13/13 (week 1) 391.6 (-8.4) <BR> 9/20/13 (week 2) 386.6 (-13.4) <BR> 9/27/13 (week 3) 383.2 (-16.8) <BR> 10/4/13 (week 4) 380 (-20) Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:06:30 EST can someone please help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55133420 At this moment I am getting very little exercise due to the fact I am recovering from a hip surgery. I have changed my exercise to 0 nothing because of the curcumstanes. SHOULD I BE CONSUMING 1800 TO 2000 CALOIES PER DAY OR IS THAT TO MANY CALORIES since I changed my exercise to nothing please help? I am having to make myself eat due to the fact of all the meds. I am trying to lose weigh and I was actually gaining. Plz help. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 22:44:06 EST I'm getting the hang of this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55132155 <em>338</em> <BR> Hi everyone , my name is Josie and I joined 14 days ago. I'm finding this website very helpful in being accountable for what I eat and how much I move. I, like many others on this website, have been through this before, and sometimes its very discouraging, but having the SP community and all the resources is helping me stay motivated. <BR> As today was my weigh in, I'm proud to say I'm down 5 lbs in total. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 20:45:33 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55129366 hi Everyone my name is korie I'm 31, married with 2 kids a 5 year old son and a soon to be 5 month old daughter! I've gained alot of weight from my last pregnancy. I joined sparkpeople 2years ago but never really used it so this time I'm trying to figure out how to work it and get all the motivation and inspiration i can. i have over 100+ lbs to get rid off. So looking forward to getting started. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 16:08:39 EST Need the push to keep going http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55109456 Hello all! <BR> <BR> I've been doing pretty good losing weight slowly but seem to need a little push. I've dropped from my heaviest weight of 195 in Jan 2012 to my current weight of 167. I've gained a few pounds over the last few weeks and feel my momentum slipping. <BR> <BR> I thought I would try this approach to keep myself accountable and reset my goals. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> LJ Wed, 2 Oct 2013 07:05:31 EST How do you start? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55098512 What do I do on this page? How do I start? Sorry... never blogged or joined anything like this. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:01:22 EST 1st Monday Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55094334 This is my first day using this site, but my third week into changing my lifestyle. <BR> Today's weigh in: 220.4 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:49:50 EST getting tougher - another plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21824x54030x55082623 I weighed in this morning and I'm stuck at 86 kg for the last two weeks. That's a net loss of 10 kg but I have at least another 7 to go. Do I eat even less - I'm averaging about 1300 cals/day - or execise more - I average about 45 mins/day on the treadmill and do strength execises about 4x/week? <BR> I'm not frustrated yet and will keep on Sparking. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 07:08:52 EST Friday weigh-in week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x55050036 9/6/13 (starting weight) 400 <BR> 9/13/13 (week 1) 391.6 (-8.4) <BR> 9/20/13 (week 2) 386.6 (-13.4) <BR> 9/27/13 (week 3) 383.2 (-16.8) <BR> <BR> Down almost 17 lbs. in 3 weeks. Goal of 4 lbs. a week and I'm ahead by 5 lbs. already. Woot. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 08:08:27 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55013616 Hi everyone. I am a new to the team and am looking forward to being with you. <em>249</em> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 06:49:54 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55012802 Hello my name is Teresa, and i am a mother of 1. He is about to turn two so for the past three years i have been trying to get to 165. after giving birth i weighed near 300 hundred i am now really motivated. i work out five to six days a week i have lost a lot and i am happy and healthy and close to my goal. What am i doing everything i work out i eat right ( both my son and i ) and when i do eat that not so healthy item i just limit my intake. i carry a jug of water around with me and by the... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 02:28:38 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x55011508 I joined SP 5 yrs ago and have had a lot of medical problems and haven't been able to lose the weight I need to lose, I'm hoping to stay on track this time and also get the motivation I need to stay on track <em>213</em> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:54:35 EST 10 pounds from my First goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x54991049 170 whohoo Sun, 22 Sep 2013 09:07:52 EST Need help and guidance for weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x54979310 Assalam-o-Alaikum! and Hello to every one out there! <BR> i am Nabiha from Pakistan m 22 years old i weghs 125 kg .. i want to lose my weight ..i found this site worth following so Hope i ll achieve my targets .. Fingers crossed ... <BR> Looking forward for help, support and motivation Sat, 21 Sep 2013 05:18:24 EST Friday weigh-in week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x54967893 9/6/13 (starting weight) 400 <BR> 9/13/13 (week 1) 391.6 (-8.4) <BR> 9/20/13 (week 2) 386.6 (-13.4) Fri, 20 Sep 2013 06:42:39 EST weigh in was a joke to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x54959378 Hi I'm Darren and joined Spark People to loose weight and keep it off. I been doing all and everything that can help loose my weight through eating. I've tracked my food all week and watched cals. carbs and so on. And gained 5 lbs. This is scary to me. I'm disabled and I always got to push my-self to get moving. and endure my pains. I had lower back and neck surgeries. Last year I had double by-pass surgery and since then I gained 35lbs. I weighed in today at 259lbs. Last week 254. I know I d... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:05:44 EST Trying to find a group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x54932495 I'm trying to find a group where I can stay motivated and have people to touch base with. What is the best way to do that here? I've been in several groups and just haven't found what I need. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:59:56 EST at it again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x54930361 hi, im sher and i have been trying to lose weight for years. i have used sparkpeople before but not faithfully and i am just determined that this time im gonna do something. i weigh 339 today and hope to reach a goal of 180 in about a year. im 52, married to a wonderful man who accepts me anyway i am, 3 kids, 1 grown and married with a child of her own who is the light of my life and 2 boys still at home 18 and almost 16. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 06:52:01 EST I need soooo much help!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x54926591 I can't believe how much I have let myself go. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:28:36 EST It's time for me to retake charge of my life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x54900206 Good morning, I'm not new to SparkPeople. I've bounced in and out more than a few times over the past 2 years. And now I'm back once again. <BR> <BR> I joined the Virtual Weigh-In to hold myself accountable for my weight by being part of a group. My husband passed away 2 years ago and I have added 30 pounds onto my already overweight body. My children, who are all adults, are very worried about me and it hurts me to think that they are feeling that way. So...I'm going to make them proud of m... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 14:13:27 EST My Saturday Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x54898062 168.s lbs. A miracle since i wasn't feeling good for the last two days. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 10:14:33 EST saturday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x54897580 171......have lost 9 pounds since starting program..... <em>244</em> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 09:30:46 EST Friday weigh-in Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54030x54888170 9/6/13 (starting weight) 400 <BR> 9/13/13 (week 1) 391.6 (-8.4) Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:04:09 EST Friday weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21833x54030x54886916 148.6 no change <BR> I am going to try harder to track daily. <BR> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:25:48 EST New at this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x54030x54872975 Hello everyone! I just wanted to say I am new and this and I am doing it in hopes that it will help motivate me to make the changes that I need to make and stick with them. <em>249</em> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 06:10:26 EST