SparkPeople SparkPeople's Largest Virtual Weigh-In Team Messageboard 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 Weigh in Hello, <BR> <BR> Lost 2.7 this week. <BR> <BR> 9/14/14 203.4 <BR> 9/21/14 200.7 <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to being under 200 pounds this week!! <BR> <BR> Angel Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:54:35 EST Sunday weighers! Howdy Sunday weighers! Jus figuring this post thingy. Down another 2lbs. Gettin' it ! Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:53:56 EST weight lose tips I know you have to exercise <em>33</em> and diet to loose weight but does anyone have any tricks to get rid of pounds here and there. example the apple cider vinegar Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:41:43 EST Changing Me Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been a sparkpeople user for quite a while but never really was consistent or taken advantage of all the support on sparkpeople. I feel that I am finally ready to change me and take action. My short term goal is to lose 20lbs and my ultimate goal is to lose 85 lbs. My exercise goal has been to walk 10,000 steps a day. I am using fitbit to monitor. I have chosen to try the Daniels plan for 21 days. I am using this to jumpstart some healthy eating habits. ... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 20:26:12 EST Started Labor Day weekend off I started Labor Day weekend off with too many sangrias and now need to get back on track. This seems to be my MO -blow one day with nutrition-the rest of the week is blown. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 05:45:45 EST Hello. :) My name is Christina and I just turned 22 in August. I have been a member of SparkPeople for a while, but this is the first time that I ever taken the site and my weight loss journey seriously. I would like to lose 40-50 pounds and have a healthy BMI again for the first time since my freshman year of high school. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to visit my SparkPage and add me as a friend. I would love to talk with you and support each other on our healthy lifestyle journeys. :) <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 22:19:47 EST new to the team:) Need to drop about 40 pounds:) Mon, 1 Sep 2014 23:52:07 EST First Saturday Weigh In 216- Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:50:59 EST Hi Everyone! I'm down 55 pounds! Just leaving Weight Watchers for Spark People because I'm very active in my fitness now and looking for something with more substance. I feel Spark People gives me more after double tracking for a couple months. I'm excited to get off this last 20 pounds! Looking for some new friends and hoping this virtual weigh in will keep me accountable. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:54:54 EST New Person Today was 261.2 <em>521</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:35:02 EST new start start weight 142.5 <BR> Friday weigh in 139.5 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:33:37 EST New to Thursday gang Today was my second week of weighing in on Thursday morning. I'm only down one pound, but I'll take it! My goal for the upcoming week is to put the breaks on the carbs that I eat with impunity. Hope it helps! Have a great day, everybody! Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:44:02 EST Just joining the Virtual Weigh-in Team Hi: I'm Jo Ann and like others have been on and off for several years. I have just bought my Spark Tracker hoping this will help me keep up with all the steps I take (if I can remember to put it on before noon. Not on a good exercise program yet as I am having back issues and have just completed 3 injections on my back...still may have to have surgery. We'll see how it goes. Let's all have a good day tomorrow and shed those pounds,' Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:43:49 EST Hi!! Hi everyone! I am not exactly new, but I'm back and ready to make a change. It's been a few years, but the kids are getting a little bigger now. I need to get myself in shape. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:04:59 EST Sunday weigh in down 1 lb, hope to meet my exercise goal next week, to do better Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:06:03 EST New to Thursday gang Hi all, <BR> I'm new to the Thursday gang. I just got my starting weight this morning, so I hope to have a loss to report next Thursday. Thanks for letting me join! Have a great day! Thu, 7 Aug 2014 08:50:48 EST New weigh-in member Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am new to this group and excited to make some progress. I was a weight watchers member before, but I moved to a new town with no ww so I am hoping that this will help me to get the scale moving in the right direction. <BR> <BR> Laura Wed, 6 Aug 2014 23:25:49 EST New to Sparkpeople Hi, my name is Gina, i'm hoping to lose 50lbs. Was on Jenny Craig a couple of years ago and lost 50 lbs, but gained it almost all back. I need to be able to eat my own food, so hopefully the Sparkpeople site will help with that. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:21:55 EST New bathroom scale?? I'm thinking about getting a new bathroom scale. The one I currently have only shows half-pound increments, which means if I weigh in between 180.0 and 180.5, it rounds to the nearest one. Does anyone have a recommendation for a scale that shows one-tenth pound increments but isn't too expensive? It doesn't have to be one of the super fancy ones that syncs with a tracker, but I think I'd feel more encouraged if I could see the smaller increments. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:20:10 EST Back on track! Hi! <BR> I want to lose 50 lbs by Oct 1st. I have been up and down with my weight for 10 years. I had lost the 50 lbs 9 years ago when my youngest son was 1year old. My weight has been up and down over the years and it's a constant struggle. I really need the accountability and the support. <BR> <BR> I like to exercise, but it's the portion control, social eating and night time eating that gets me!! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting my goals with all of you! <BR> <em>381</em> <BR... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:40:55 EST Hey there! Hey everyone! I'm Jaycee. I have been on SparkPeople before right after my son was born. I had many issues losing weight due to a hormone imbalance and I just recently started on Adipex. I have already lost 6 lbs in 4 days so I am determined to continue with my weight loss and keep it off after I discontinue the medication. I have had depression issues since I was in eighth grade and had to get off of them while on the adipex. Not only do I want to lose weight to help my self confidence, but ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:08:40 EST Hello Hello, my name is Cathy. I am new to this group and sparkpeople. I have a considerable amount of weight to lose and have lost 5 pounds already. I am starting the exercise portion of my program on August 1, 2014. I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:14:20 EST Louis Vuitton here I come! Hello team! I am looking forward to the day to look and feel better in my skin. I'm also looking forward to the day I reward myself with the Louis Vuitton I've always wanted! It will make a great accessory to my fabulous self when I reach my goal! Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:59:05 EST I am 55 and morbidly overweight Hi Everyone, <BR> I have finally made up my mind that I must make some life changes. I have a lot of kingdom work left to do and I need my health and strength to accomplish it. My weight has been an issue for a long time, but I have always taken pride in how I dress and since I am tall I have always received compliments that I carry my weight well and I dress nicely for a big girl. Though I am looking to lose a lot of weight my main concern currently is body strength. I suffer with arthritis ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:26:26 EST Introduction Hi All. <BR> Lifelong struggle with weight. Tried everything. Lose, gain, lose, gain. I'm sure I'm not alone there. Lost job year ago. On early retirement and broke!. Gained 30 lbs. Need to lose 55. I feel so sluggish. I don't do well at group meetings and my income is SERIOUSLY limited so hoping for encouragement and progress with the team accountability. Strong faith, starting a telecommuting job tomorrow which will help financially. Looking forward to this. I am one who has to have accoun... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:04:20 EST Hello Everyone! I just found this website last night! I am sooo happy that I did. I am 62 years old, overweight with a new diagnosis of possible Celiac Disease (I'm hoping that it's a wheat allergy). I am beginning a Gluten Free diet on Monday as well as an exercise regimen. I have had a total right knee done which didn't work out so well for me, then a year or so after the total knee, I tore the left meniscus and also have arthritis with bone on bone pain, but I do okay. Looking forward to all the wonderf... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:45:23 EST my weight not sure if this is how I get started with Fridays weigh in. so here I am. My current weight is 202 which is a loss of 12 lbs, sense I started a month ago. so excited that I have someone to be accountable too. I do have a friend that we work together and it really helps so I know this will encourage me even more. my name is Dotty. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:49:48 EST Just getting started! unsure how to join in a discussion. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:50:57 EST Monday Weighin Weigh-in day for me. I am very happy to report that even with my sushi rice (3 cups) and popcicle (4) binge, I am down 0.8 lbs this week. Total lost since I started June 15 is 8 LBS!! <BR> <BR> I'm only 3 lbs until my first mini-goal on August 4. Motivated! Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:25:47 EST Late Posting Had a lot of pain this week and am late in posting, but I did do my weigh in on Friday and am down about 2 lbs and am happy with that since I wasn't able to exercise like I normally do. This week is a new week and a new start! <BR> <em>386</em> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:48:45 EST FRESH START Starting over..... <BR> 07/07/14 - 190.4# - gained 15# in 2 months by not tracking my food and not exercising..... <BR> TIME TO GET BACK ON TRACK! <BR> I DID IT BEFORE AND I CAN DO IT AGAIN! <BR> 07/14/14 - 189.4# - slacked this weekend and didn't track anything..... having trouble getting motivated. <BR> 07/21/14 - <BR> 07/28/14 - <BR> 08/04/14 - <BR> 08/11/14 - <BR> 08/18/14 - <BR> 08/25/14 - <BR> 09/01/14 - <BR> 09/08/14 - <BR> 09/15/14 - <BR> 09/22/14 - <BR> 09/29/14 - <BR> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:29:10 EST my daily weighin I'm one of those people who need to see that scale each morning. It helps me to remember where I'm at and the courage to turn away from sweets if I gained. <BR> <BR> July 8- 216.5 Tue, 8 Jul 2014 10:54:54 EST Beginning of the rest of my live Hi I am a 55 year old woman. Mother of 1 daughter and 1 son who are the lights of my life. Married to my wonderful husband for 5 years who made me stepmom to 2 special sons. I have everything I need except I am over 100 pounds to heavy and I am afraid if I don't start doing something my life will be cut short and I have to prevent that. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 22:46:39 EST My Accountability to you and me Started weight loss journey last August 2013. Since then I was 248 starting weight. I am now up a few pounds. I managed to get down to 209 for one day. Now I am back up to 219. I am getting a hold on this gain so that I am not gaining any more. <BR> <BR> Start- 7/5/14- 219 lbs Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:48:15 EST Why doesn't Spark count 1/2 pounds 3/4 pounds I'm curious, I've noticed that when I record my weight, although what I enter my show up on my ticker. The weight of how much you've lost does not seem to move when the weight loss is half a pound, 3/4 of a pound. I'm curious does anyone know why? I'm somebody who loses weight slowly. Usually 1 pound at a time. Sometimes only a 1/2 a pound at a time. Seeing that visual of Congratuations you've lost 1/2 a pound would be encouraging. <BR> <BR> While I absolutely LOVE LOVE my spark. The weigh... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 09:18:01 EST 20 and svelte, 30 and buff, 40 and fat Being heavy was something I never thought I would be, but here I am at 47 and had been unable to find the motivation to lose the weight, until now. My mom after gaining the weight (on a med) stayed on my case to get the weight off for health reasons and I just couldn't do it. I lost my mom last year unexpectedly. She always said she was healthier than all of us yet had a massive heart attack in her sleep. I grieved every day for a year (and still do) but I have finally made the decision ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:32:24 EST Helloo everyone hi everyone. my name is Jayme and I an here to get my health and body back . Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:34:54 EST Third Time a Charm? Well, I hope the old saying of "third time a charm" is true. I have joined SparkPeople 3 times now. I really want to make it work this time! I have went out and bought some stretch bands to help ease me back into exercise. My back has had numerous surgeries and I want to be careful about rushing into exercise full swing and re-injuring it. I figure the stretch bands will help build it and me back up slowly. <em>213</em> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:52:43 EST hello Hi, My name is Whitney Im 22yrs old i am obviously here because i want support in losing weight. My current weight is around 270 i have been rapidly gaining weight for the last 3yrs. ever since i started college. I am now wanting to lose 100 lbs. to feel better in my skin. I am so uncomfortable with the weight i am now and i know i have to do something about it cause i dont want to deal with it. Im young and it is time for me to live the way i want too and look how i want to. So my first goal... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:40:19 EST 1st weigh in <em>24</em> <BR> Weight today 215 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:57:25 EST I'm Jocy Hi Sparkers, <BR> I've been around Sparkpeople since 2007 but just joined this team. I lost my Spark at the first of the year and I'm finally getting it back. I'm trying to track my food, get my 10000 steps in (I use a Fitbit to track), and drink 8 glasses of water daily. I started back to the gym Monday and I'm going to try to go 5 days a week. I'm wheat and dairy intolerant and like my wine a little too much. I'm also 58 years old and weigh 175 lbs. I would like to be 145. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:33:20 EST New to Virtual weigh-in I am needing motivation on both tracking food and workouts. I did well during Christmas , but did serious backsliding during winter. I am looking forward to accountability in this site. Love SP and have lost weight here before. So, here we go.... :) <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:15:57 EST :). :). Very pleased this week! Was 203 and this am 200.8 ! So want to be in the Ones next week! So good to read all the successes and challenges! Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:35:08 EST Starting Again Hello, I'm 30 years old and I have a love/hate relationship with food. I also have lack of self control. I want to lose about 25lbs. My weight has always been a yo-yo, I do so well then I fall off the wagon and I always seem to tell myself I'll start over tomorrow and then tomorrow comes and I tell myself the same thing as I did the day before. I'm wanting to make better choices when I eat and also when I slip up not dwell on it and just keep slipping up. I know I can do it! I've done it befo... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:49:32 EST Introduce Yourself to Team I am beginning my health journey again. Hopefully I can stay committed since school is over. My goal is to lose about 40lbs and live a healthy and active lifestyle from here on out. I am here for accountability and inspiration. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:33:30 EST Dissapointed I am up .6 this week :( I maybe dissapointed but not devastated! I was out for dinner twice but thought I had made good choices other than some wine to celebrate my sons grad from Pharmacy. Anyway back at it and still determined. Thankful for this site. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 08:50:36 EST Ok, here I go! Today, I am resolving to lose 30 pounds. I weighed in at 210 pounds this morning. <em>521</em> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 08:49:35 EST Hi- I'm new to Spark... Hi everyone. I am a 48 year old married mother of 2 teenagers. Next to my weight roller-coaster my biggest life challenge is that I have MS. <em>58</em> Until recently I was full time student, I am a business owner and an active volunteer. <em>390</em> I know that losing weight in a healthy, active way is the best thing I can do for here I go!!! <em>213</em> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 06:21:42 EST Happy Monday I am so proud of myself, still weighing and measuring faithfully! Down to 202.4 ! Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:09:41 EST New to Spark Hi Spark People, <BR> First week here and I am looking forward to reading all this great motivational type. <BR> I am 60 years old and I am going to start focusing on me and that means getting healthy!!! <BR> Too many years have gone by with too many bad eating habits and never enough exercise. <BR> So I am excited to start this daily journey and I look forward to any suggestions. <em>30</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 08:19:46 EST Too much time at the gym? Does anyone have the problem with their spouse/significant other telling them they are spending too much time at the gym? Asking if they are becoming obsessed with needing to be at the gym? What actually is too much? <BR> Thoughts anyone. Sun, 25 May 2014 17:17:55 EST Wednesday Weigh In This is my first weekly weigh-in, and wasn't sure where to post! I am at 164.4, only .6 down this week. I am down 54.8 overall, but it sure it going slowly now. Wed, 21 May 2014 07:43:35 EST 176 lbs. up and down-- went up to 178 and back down to 175-- next Monday working on 174! <BR> <em>46</em> Tue, 20 May 2014 23:52:33 EST Hello All! I'm Winnie and I've got weight to lose! Hello Everyone. I'm a 34 year old mother of two and I need to lose weight; not only to feel healthy and confident,but for my boys. I want to run around with them, play horsey (i'm the horse of course) and just have fun without feeling as if i'll collapse after 10 minutes with them. <BR> <BR> I'm also a bit shy, so I probably won't have a lot to say. However, your stories are an inspiration to thank you in advance!! <BR> Tue, 20 May 2014 13:26:20 EST :). Down Another week of staying motivated! Down to 205.8 Mon, 19 May 2014 09:13:40 EST sat weigh in last sat 131 .may17 135. moved back to ny thurs . different scale? <BR> Sun, 18 May 2014 06:54:26 EST daily wegh in . started at 214 in 2012. now on may 18 2014, 135 Sun, 18 May 2014 06:49:50 EST 175 Weighed 175 today! Two pounds down. Yeah! <BR> Tue, 13 May 2014 01:45:14 EST The Problem with Scales! When I first joined SP, I had an MD appointment which I was weighed in at 226. A week later I weighed myself at home and it said 216. Now surely I wanted to go with that number, but I knew it had to be off. So I changed the batteries in this digital scale and a week later I weighed 219. Now I'm not sure if I gained or loss weight. I want to go by my scale of course. So next Monday I will weigh myself again and hopefully it will be close to accurate. But when I go to the MD's office, i... Mon, 12 May 2014 16:15:12 EST First weigh-in Starting weight 210. <BR> Down 2 pounds this week. I do confess to a little cheating on Mother's Day ;) <BR> Any loss to me is wonderful. I'm new so navigating the site is a learning experience. <BR> I will get better with the Food Tracker! Have a wonderful week y'all. Mon, 12 May 2014 12:48:59 EST First weigh-in Starting weight 210. <BR> 2 pounds lost and I'm on my way! <BR> I need a little work on the food tracker but surely will get better :) <BR> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:40:39 EST Down :) I am down 2 lb. this week, making my first 10 lb. off! A few more to go but I will do it! Mon, 12 May 2014 10:04:08 EST Monday weigh-in Down a little this week. Now that weather is better, feeling more motivated. <em>239</em> Mon, 12 May 2014 04:37:41 EST Mothers Day I was a little nervous today because my son made reservations for a brunch, not at a chain where I could see the nutrition info and plan my meal. I felt like l made healthy choice from the menu. When I came home I broke down what I ate and guesstimated the best I could! I had a yogurt with raspberries for breakfast, saving some carbs for brunch. My dinner will be light as not to blow my food budget! Weigh in tomorrow am! <BR> Sun, 11 May 2014 17:31:45 EST my very 1st weigh-in Today was my very first weigh-in. I just started SP May 3rd. I am very happy to report that I lost 2 lbs this week. Still learning how Spark People all works but I am loving it so far. I think it's just the motivation I needed. <em>244</em> Fri, 9 May 2014 21:49:50 EST Thursday Weigh-in for May Starting weight for May 1, 2014 - 334.6 pounds <BR> May 08, 2014 - 329.2 pounds (down 5.4 pounds) Fri, 9 May 2014 01:45:17 EST Rebecca's Monday Weigh-In May 5- 177 <BR> May 12- <BR> May 19 <BR> May 26 Mon, 5 May 2014 22:50:37 EST My fav food My fav food right now, have to keep things interesting right? Brocolli slaw with 2tbsp cranberries and 2 tsp. of sunflower seeds with your fav salad dressing. It is crunchy and sweet and quick! Just wanted to share. Sat, 3 May 2014 16:46:08 EST Hello, I need help & support Hello, I am new to SP. I just started this week. I am still learning how this all works but so far I like what I see and what I have learned. My short term goal is to loose 30 lbs by August. Sat, 3 May 2014 14:57:48 EST Hi there! Hi everyone, <BR> I'm on a weight challenge to lose 20lbs by October to run the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon. Due to our brutal Winter, I let myself slip quite a bit, and am now ready to step it up. :) <BR> Fun starts Tomorrow May 1st. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:37:05 EST Monday weigh in Little discouraged, 190, I have had a stressful couple of weeks, I am craving my old food, my old habits.. Need to clean up my act! I am not eating sweets ( did at Easter and on Sat had 2 donut holes) But I did pick up some suppose healthy crackers. I may need to blog to ask what other SP folks think of these crackers or they call them crisps. I am really trying to get my salt down. I never really tracked salt, then I started noticing on packaging all the salt in suppose good food. Did some r... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:24:38 EST That time of year..... OK...up a few pounds today. The weekends are tough...I always workout at some point: swimming with kids, walking, playing, or even elliptical and yoga. But I also like to play on the weekends witch includes beer or cocktails, and extra indulgence in food sometimes. Lots going on the next month...weekends booked with trips, races, & birthday parties. Time to plan WAY always helps and it always keeps me more focused and on track. More WATER! <em>521</em> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:37:00 EST Love to see every ones losses! Well I had a great week! I was away from home for 3 days so I was nervous. I kept tracking and I was down again. I had one day earlier in the week that I though, I can't do this :( but I thought of my physical health and how sore I was and gave my head a shake! Walked for 30 minutes almost every day, no speed walk but still exercise right? Feeling determined and thankful for this site? <BR> <BR> Today's weight 208.8 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:08:22 EST New to Spark Hi, I started SparkPeople a couple/few weeks ago. I haven't been taking my weight loss seriously enough, so joining teams like this one will hopefully help me stay on track. My name is Sarah, I am 37 years old and I really need to get healthy. Feel free to add me if you like and hopefully we can motivate each other to where we need to be in our fitness journey. <em>381</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:41:00 EST Sunday weigh in Today ( 04/27/2014) I weighed 277.6. It has been a hard two weeks. my wife lost her battle with cancer. We would have been married 44 years in Nov. I am trying to stay with my diet. She was my biggest motivator. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:25:42 EST Hello! My name is Cindy. This is my second time with SP but this time I am going to engage with the website more than just tracking my food/exercise. I am a 38-year-old mother of three (20, 16 and 5-years-old) so it is very hard for me to put myself first. For the past five+ years I have struggled with my weight, this is the heaviest I have ever been (other than maybe pregnancies??). I get very disenchanted when the scale doesn't move lower than 130, even after a month of continuous diet and exe... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:58:14 EST Weigh-In!! I forgot to weigh in on here last week, but it was 190, down from 193 or so the previous week. <BR> <BR> Today is 188.8, so just a little over a pound but I will take it! Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:03:59 EST Howdy! Hello, all! I know I'm going to need people to help keep me on track with my weight loss goals, and I know this is the place to do it! Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:18:08 EST First Weigh-in This is my first weigh-in. I plan to weigh-in on Thursdays since that is the day I take my weight loss class and the weigh me on the clinic scale. I don't like being weighed with clothes and shoes on because of course the weight is higher than when I weigh myself at home with just my nightclothes on. They aren't having weight loss class next week, so I will have to act like I went to class and weigh on my scale with clothes and shoes. <BR> <BR> I am posting my weights for the entire month s... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:43:15 EST HELP NEEDED ASAP Hello all, <BR> I am a returning Spark member. I lost over 15 pounds the last time I was here 2 years ago. I felt great and looked great if I do say so myself. My problem is the minute people told me I looked good, I stopped food tracking and working out. It has taken me 2 years to get back to where I swore I would never be again. I need help!!! I need a friend that wants to walk this journey with me. I am willing to do daily check-ins and encouragement if someone is willing to do the ... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:39:17 EST HI! Hi, I'm Seton, and I live in Chapel Hill, NC. I am a newlywed who has gained some weight in the past few months. I have always struggled with my weight, but I really want to make sure I get it under control before our lives really take off together. I want to be a healthy wife, daughter, mother, and person in general. I also really want to look good in cute clothes! My biggest inspirations are my husband, the summertime, Christmastime (my hubby's birthday is on Christmas), and generally lovin... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:32:05 EST YO YO EFFECT I am a banker too much sitting, eating and disregard for nutrition. I have always had issues with my weight because I have no Thyroid grand and I can't excersive due to two back surgeries. But anyway I start the diet and a few days later I just leave it. I really need to loose weight I want to be able to look nice in clothes and at 198 pounds and 5' 3" its not very nice. My goal is 160 pounds. <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:55:56 EST Howdy Hi! I've been doing the yo-yo diet for over 10 years and really would like to stick this one out. I now weigh the most I ever have my entire life. I reallyt need alot of moral support. My weakness is sweets (of course) and I have cut back somewhat. I need to find something that would satisfy my sweet tooth so I will stay away from the bad stuff. Any suggestions? <BR> I started back on eating better this past week. I need to loose anywhere from 50-75 pounds. Stay with me cause I'm going to do ... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:46:30 EST 45lbs to go April 21 2014 ......183lbs Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:39:36 EST My first week sucess! I was very hungry the first couple days but it got much easier! I feel very determined and committed. Easter Sunday dinner went well, I planned ahead and resisted all the candy! First time ever lol but I knew if I had one chocolate I would be done. I did plan on having one slice of strawberry rhubarb pie , and it was delicious. Of course I was tempted for another slice but walked away! I had one white wine spritzer and still managed to stay under my calorie allotment ! Down 4,8 ! Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:43:50 EST Sunday Weigh In This week I stayed the same. I thought I had gained so I am happy to be the same weight. Must stay positive. Happy Easter to all! Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:39:27 EST Weight 4/18/14 - 168.4 <BR> <BR> I'm new here! Any suggestions are appreciated! Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:27:29 EST first weigh in 170.4, lost 4.6 lbs this week. The first week is always the Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:41:10 EST In the Blues... 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 Steady this week. <em>30</em> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:24:14 EST Monday weigh in 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! 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 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 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! 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 TODAY IS MY FIRST WEIGH IN. HOPEFULLY TODAY WILL START THE DOWNWARD SLIDE TO GOAL!! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:57:01 EST intro 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 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 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! 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 !!! 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 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 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...... 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 First post for weigh in....258 Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:15:15 EST First time here... 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 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 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 I entered the wrong weight . It should have been 289.0 Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:22:38 EST Sunday weigh in 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 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! 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! 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 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 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 153 today, 3 pounds off for my goal. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:40:34 EST Monday weigh in 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 Jan. 29 weight 313, today 03/23/14 291.1. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:10:44 EST Hello 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 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 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 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 146 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:27:58 EST First weigh in I started on wednsday at 203 my goal is 140 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:48:59 EST Newbie! 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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!! 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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! 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 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 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 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? 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 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? 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?? 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 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! 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 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! 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 Haven't seen that number in over a year. <em>224</em> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 11:35:13 EST sweet and low 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 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 221.5 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:51:58 EST Week#1 weigh-in number 1 equals 182 lbs Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:03:20 EST Intro 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 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 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 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!!!! 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 Monday 2/10/14 first weigh in 218.4 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:41:05 EST New Member: Steph Short 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 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 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 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 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 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! 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 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. 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 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 <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 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 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 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 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 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 3 pounds this week! <em>104</em> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:31:35 EST no loss this week 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 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 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. 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 same as last week, no weight losss, <em>234</em> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:11:17 EST Kind of new 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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> <BR> urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604929 <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:19:49 EST Nan's win 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 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 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 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 Lost my first 5 lbs since rejoining ! Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:37:15 EST Wednesday weigh in 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Second week...276 down couple of pounds Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:23:17 EST *Monday Weigh Ins* Jan 13- 287.9 <BR> Jan 20- 281.2 (-6.7) Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:00:53 EST Hello, I am new 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 1/12/14 267.6 <BR> 1/19/14 266.0 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:58:42 EST Happy to join in 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! Want to make Sunday my Weigh in Day! Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:32:08 EST My introduction 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! 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 Manage to loose 3lbs for my first week Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:05:19 EST Starting over, again 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 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 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 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 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!! 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 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 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 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 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 1/12/14 267.6 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:35:30 EST I'm Motivated 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 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 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! 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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! 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 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 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 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 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 1/5/14 180 <em>39</em> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 20:12:23 EST Back Again 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! 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 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 :) Down 3 lbs since Jan 1st!! <em>224</em> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:33:00 EST Saturday weigh in 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 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! 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 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 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 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 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 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 ... 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! 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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! 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" 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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 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 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 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 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! 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 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 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 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 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! 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 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 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 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 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? 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! 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 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! 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? 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 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! 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 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 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 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 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 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