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 First Monday Weigh In for this Team Down 2 lbs this week! Never give up! Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:23:30 EST ugh Down last week gained it back this week. Digging in not quitting. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:35:29 EST week one week one was over on Saturday I lost 3 pounds I am on the right track. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:41:07 EST Now at 203.6 lbs Down 5 lbs from last week! A little more aggressive loss than what I try for but that doesn't mean I'm going to put on 3 lbs just to meet my goal of 2lbs/wk! <BR> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:55:23 EST hello, just starting I am making a committment to lose weight, stop eating so much sugar which has lead to diabetes and get healthy Thu, 5 Jan 2017 01:39:17 EST First weigh-in This is my first weigh-in and my fist post! I hope I get it right! My current weight is 230 <em>40</em> I need to lose 60 pounds <em>249</em> It is so real and scary putting that in print!! Tue, 3 Jan 2017 09:11:54 EST New Starting Weight Lost 11 pounds in the month of December!!!! <BR> <BR> Dec 4 I was 222 lbs <BR> <BR> Jan 1 weighed in at 211 lbs <BR> <BR> Looking forward to losing more during the first half of 2017. <BR> <BR> Goal weight 170 lbs. maybe 160 lbs. Will reevaluate when I get to 170. BMI table suggests between 150 and 164. Don't want to lose muscle to meet BMI so I plan to recalculate body fat percentages at 170 lbs and go from there. <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 12:33:02 EST New Year! January 1, 2017 Looking forward to getting it right this year! <BR> <BR> Start weight: 1/1/17 - 247.6 Sun, 1 Jan 2017 23:01:39 EST First weigh in I hope I'm posting this is my first weigh in. I'm down 3 pounds this week. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:19:08 EST sunday weigh in gained 2 pounds back to 278.0 but this week i resolve to do better and lose those 2 pounds and more! <em>521</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 08:22:16 EST Friday's weigh in 12/16 today's weigh in stayed the same 225.8 lbs 27.2 lbs sureprizling didn't gained any weight from that time of the seasons . but at least wished I lost again something. But at least didn't gained. But lost a inch in my butt lol. So 44" inches total loss. From several years ago lost before inches. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:30:37 EST Friday's weigh in <em>524</em> 12/16 today's weigh in I Stayed the same 225.8 lbs. 27.2 lbs. Surprising didn't gained and at the same time didn't loose. Wish I lost again at least. But did my measurements last weekend lost an inch on my buttocks only lol so a total 44" inches loss from a few years back lost. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:22:47 EST holiday eating Got past the Thanksgiving holiday with the smallest of weight loss by paying more attention to the people than to the food. Taking that strategy into the month of December as I view a calendar with an office potluck celebration, book club holiday cookie exchange and best friend's open house. Might just increase the daily walk, to hedge my bet. <em>211</em> Sun, 4 Dec 2016 12:03:13 EST Wow I lost 2.8 pounds this week. I have to keep this up. Wish me luck. :-) Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:54:15 EST Tuesday Weigh-In Oct 18- 310.4 <BR> Oct 25- 304.6 (-5.8) <BR> Nov 1- 303.4 (-1.2) <BR> <BR> Total loss- Down 7 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:27:12 EST no exercise! Up 1.7 lbs from last week - not the direction I wanted. No exercise, combined with delicious (and fattening!) book club dinner, were the obvious culprits. Refocusing, and this week will be better! Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:43:40 EST Weigh In Not really sure if I'm doing this right, it's my first time. Newby. I lost 5lbs this week!!! Last Friday I weighed in at the gym at 201 and today I was 196. My first time in the 90s for awhile. SO happy! :D Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:21:20 EST Starting over Hi Everyone, my name is Lynne. I have been here before but I am back starting over. I am a 54 year old empty nester, my last chick left the nest reciently. I am a grandma to a beautiful baby boy named Makiah. I am a retired floral designer. I did that for 30 years but the shop I worked for closed in 2008. I have filled my empty nest with standard poodles. I raise and am hoping to compete in agility with my dogs. I have two daughters and a son. One of my daughters is getting married in January... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:15:01 EST Fall 5% Challenge Invitation Fall 5% Challenge Invitation <BR> <BR> NOTE: This is not a Spark People's Largest Virtual Weigh-In team challenge. It is a private, Spark Member run challenge. If you are curious, read on and check it out. <BR> <BR> Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise &amp; healthy lifestyle hab... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 14:41:44 EST Weight Up 10 lbs 232 <em>39</em> Sat, 13 Aug 2016 16:28:55 EST Thursday weigh in Down 4.6 lbs! Hooray! Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:51:35 EST Thursday Weigh In Down 4.8 lbs. to 133.2! Hooray! <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Aug 2016 05:46:01 EST Hi everyone! I have been on Sparkpeople for a while, but have yo-yo'd back and forth the past couple of years. Would really like to join a community that focuses on health, and a place to help keep my accountable! Sun, 31 Jul 2016 13:01:56 EST SUNDAY Weigh-In (Moved my information to the User's Choice Forum, Sunday Weigh-In) Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:32:04 EST Introduction <img src=""> <BR> <BR> HI! <BR> <BR> I've joined this virtual weigh-in team to help encourage me in my objective of losing about 4 stone (56 lbs) to get back to my weight in 2000. <BR> <BR> I've been vegetarian for many years and sometimes have people saying you shouldn't be over because you're vegetarian. I put all this weight on since my wife's brain haemorrhage and stroke in 2000, following which I was visit... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:35:53 EST Do-Over! Hi! I'm Jill, and I was active on SP a few years ago. The community helped me lose the last 17 of the 45 lbs I dropped over a two year span. But here I am again, whoops. I stopped tracking what I eat, stopped weighing myself, and lo and behold, the pounds crept back. Not all, but too many. I know joining this team will help keep me accountable! Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:01:16 EST need to get more serious now 195.6 <BR> I have goals which are getting back to my size 16 jeans by Dec. when my husband and I go to ;TX for my mom's 90th birthday on Christmas Eve and Christmas with family. Also to get down to 185 before we go. Sat, 9 Jul 2016 11:04:58 EST Getting serious July 9 --234 <BR> July 10 <BR> July 11 <BR> July 12 <BR> July 13 <BR> July 14 <BR> July 15 <BR> July 16 <BR> July 17 <BR> July 18 <BR> July 19 <BR> July 20 <BR> July 21 <BR> July 22 <BR> July 23 <BR> July 24 <BR> July 25 <BR> July 26 <BR> July 27 <BR> July 28 <BR> July 29 <BR> July 30 <BR> July 31 <BR> Sat, 9 Jul 2016 08:21:29 EST New To The Team Hi everyone, I am new to this team but not new to SparkPeople. I have been fighting to lose this weight for a long time now. I have been on SP for some years and hope to stick to it this time. Wishing you all the best. Fri, 8 Jul 2016 07:39:04 EST just joining this team Hi all!!! My name is Chris and I am 47 and trying very hard to find myself again. I started with Spark people in oct 2015 and have to this time lost between 20-24 pounds. I am getting very frustrated cause i can't seem to get past this point. I am hoping to lose another 25 lbs or so. I joined this team in hopes of keeping myself more accountable. and maybe get some pointers on how to move past this point. I am tired of seeing more weight and not less. trying real hard not to give up. Jus... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:36:02 EST Weigh in for previous Mondays 6/6/2016 - 274.4 <BR> 5/30/2016 - 278.4 <BR> 5/23/2016 - 281 <BR> 5/16/2016 - 283.8 <BR> 5/9/2016 - 288.2 <BR> 5/2/2016 - 290.8 <BR> 4/25/2016 - 296.8 (Started new eating plan) <BR> 4/18/2016 - 300.4 <BR> 4/11/2016 - 301.8 <BR> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:37:36 EST New Member <img src="">Hello all you beautiful people! <em>213</em> I'm new here, this is my first day. Starting weight is 375, my goal for now is 50lbs by 11/20/16. I know I can do this. I have to. I am 48 almost 49 and I have alot of health issues due to my weight. I need hip surgery and in order to do that I must lose 100lbs. So that's what I am working towards and to be able to walk again. <em>104</em> I want to be ... Mon, 30 May 2016 18:15:41 EST Down to 300 from 329 I've been watching my diet but not getting the exercise I need to. I do walk a few days a week, between 1/2 mile to a mile each time (that's all I can do with my mobility issues). <BR> <BR> Anyway, since this forum is about weigh-ins, I want to say that I am trying to only weigh myself once a week but that is hard and I find myself weighing every couple of days. Yesterday I weighed 300. I have been at 300 since May 1st. It seems to not want to budge. I've even had a few days where my calori... Sat, 14 May 2016 12:19:22 EST Monday Down 1.6 lbs, yeah!!! Mon, 9 May 2016 12:42:46 EST Scale not moving - pants too big <BR> Another week with no change on the scale. Good thing is my clothes are looser, pants falling down. Had to buy smaller work out clothes. So something going on. taking a look at foods I eat -- perhaps need to change it. I tend to eat the same thing every day. Mon, 2 May 2016 08:19:25 EST Hello! Hi everyone! I've been on my journey for a while and have slowed right down to a stop - I'm hoping to pick up where I left off and continue with my weight loss and be closer to where I want to be by the end of this year. I was hoping to join my local slimming world for a weekly weigh in but it doesn't look like that's going to be possible as I work pretty weird shifts. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping this team will keep me motivated and on track, and I will certainly make sure I dedicate an hour or so... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:35:38 EST Weigh in I'm starting over again, haven't been doing well. Now the weather is getting better, I'm getting a little more motivated Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:15:44 EST this team's weigh-in threads are a shambles I've posted my weigh-in details here before but there are umpteen Monday weigh-in threads and I have not been able to find my previous posts. It's time-consuming, off-putting and somewhat annoying. <BR> <BR> Moderators need to tidy up here <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:11:41 EST First virtual weigh in Starting on Jan 14th of this year at 278.4 and I now weigh 253.8. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 14:38:49 EST Introduction Hello,my name is Sherita. I am new to the team. I been a member of Spark People for many years. I have lost and gained over the years. I recently joined a bootcamp class and lost 25lbs and now I'm stuck. It seems as though I can't lose anymore. I will not give up and continue on this weight loss journey until I reach my goal. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 13:56:17 EST Happy April Fool's Day! 4/1/2016 I just joined Spark people for the second time, feel kind of scared in joining, not sure why, must be the fear of accountability(!) <em>198</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:33:37 EST New Member Hello! My name is Brittnay and I just joined today. I need to lose the 23lbs that I gained from having my son 2 years ago lol. I am excited to join!! Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:11:22 EST Going to make it this time.... I joined several years ago, but never really stuck to it. I've hit my highest weight yet, and desperately need to lose &amp; get healthy. <em>15</em> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:18:52 EST Spring 5% Challenge Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Spring 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise &amp; healthy lifestyle habits. Have fun, make new friends and get in shape!  <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=66559 </link> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:08:44 EST Stuck <em>24</em> i am stuck. I have lost 75 pounds in the last one and a half years. I have gone from a high of 264 to a low of 189. I was told to eat more and I have. They put me on a 1,200 carb diet but am frightened I will gain it back. Did just that. I now weigh 192 and can't get it off. What can I do to get it moving again. Exercising in the gym, trying no white flour stuff after 6 PM. Snacks at night are fresh fruits, popcorn or yogurt. Sometimes I get so depressed I go to bed an... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:27:38 EST Tuesday Weigh In Hi all! I just joined the group/team and weighed in this morning so perfect timing! Ha ha. I am down 5 pounds in my first week. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 17:07:47 EST Returning Member for the #th time My goal is to lose 60 lbs this year. It has been the SAME goal every year for the last several years. My name is Chris, 47yo, 5'2", currently 195ish, size 16 (snug). I'm addicted to food! I'm doing my first half-marathon in 3 weeks and I can't wait until it's over (hoping to cross the finish line before the shuttle starts picking up the cones)! I've been a SP member since 2012-2013 with many hiatuses. I just returned to get motivated to do something about this extra weight that I'm tired ... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 18:36:38 EST Hello Team My name is Donna, and I liven British Columbia.Trying to get back into shape, so I have been out walking my dogs and I have also joined the gym for a 3 month "New You" Challenge. I have close to 30 lbs to shed. I didn't gain it over night, so I know it is going to take time to lose it as well. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:01:17 EST Week 1 weigh-in Starting Weight: 277 <BR> Week 1: 15 Feb 2016 - 270 Tue, 16 Feb 2016 10:41:59 EST 216 and holding. No loss this past week and thankfully no gain. It was not a week of good choices by any stretch of the imagination. What is good is I know where and when I was "off". <BR> I love Mondays and I am looking forward to a week of making good choices. <BR> Have an amazing day everyone. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:48:05 EST Returning and more determined than ever I feel so good about being back on SP and so motivated. I've planned my food and walking and next week start weight training after years without. I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you and sharing your success. <em>524</em> Mon, 8 Feb 2016 16:38:52 EST monday weigh in I'm down another pound. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 10:05:54 EST Joining Weight watchers on Thursday Good Morning everyone, <BR> I'm going to join weight watchers, because I just can't do this on my own. I just need the extra super duper help. So, I'll definitely be in here everyday, but I'm going to keep track with the point system they have instead of trying to count calories. I'll be coming in everyday to be accountable to God, all of you, and myself. I'm going to get a pedometer that you put on your wrist that I can wear all day. God Bless you! Sat, 6 Feb 2016 14:28:23 EST Admit2accept's 1st and 15th Weigh In <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to my accountability log to "myself " for everyone to see! <BR> <BR> Today I will put aside the " much- too-long-held battle" with the scale. <BR> Today I will put down my "armor" of pride and ego, of..."what will others think of me." <BR> Today I will take off the "mask" of reporting acceptable measurements and weight and be honest of what really is. <BR> Today I will no longer let my self esteem be ruled by what the scale says. <BR> Today I will accep... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 14:24:42 EST DeborahLee's Monthly Weigh-Ins and... <em>524</em> everyone thought I'll join this team since I decided to give monthly weigh-ins on the scale a try and use other measurements during other times. I will track my progress on Sunday...I started monthly weigh-ins January 3rd and was 198 but now (as of Jan 31) I am.............188!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> My next weight on the scale will be Feb 28th... <BR> I will try to post here each week my progress through other methods but update at least for my scale days ttyl and <em>... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:20:34 EST just started! Feeling good. Drinking alot of water! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 00:52:10 EST MONTHLY weigh-in January 2016: 156 <BR> February 2016: 150.8 <BR> <em>9</em> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 13:48:06 EST Hello everyone! I need to learn discipline and I think this weekly weigh in will help keep me accountable. I weigh 205 now. I'm not sure what your weekly weigh in is but I just started today so I thought I'd give my start out weight, even thought, it will probably be the same. <em>252</em> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:16:24 EST joined today I just joined today. I am hopefully getting over a crazy sinus infection. I am low energy today but hope to pull it back together soon. I need to lose 40 lbs. I am excited to be here. Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15:22:04 EST new member Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this team! Like most people, i have struggled with my weight for most of my life. A couple years ago, I kick started weight loss using the Advocare system but 8 months later I significantly injured my back. Exercise because a thing of the past and convenient food took a central roll. My back hurt too much to stand and cook. Now, 2 years later, I have gained back everything I lost and more and am at my heaviest ever. I am sick of it. I have a thyroid ... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 16:25:22 EST Happy New Year!!!! My name is Lisa from Minnesota. <BR> 50 years old <BR> 5'8" tall <BR> 255 pounds <BR> I have battled obesity since high school. I love to be active but my weight of 255 has slowed me down considerably. <BR> Goal weight: 185 pounds by June this year. Looking forward to the Spark Team challenge to help inspire and motivate me to reach my goal. <BR> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:14:48 EST Friday's weigh in Today's weigh in is 203.4 that is .2 down from yesterday when I started on this team. Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:23:53 EST Monday Weigh-In Was a bit busy yesterday, didn't get to post. <BR> So...I started on Dec. 6th, 2015. <BR> 12/6 - 265 <BR> 12/12 - 255 <BR> 12/15 - 253.5 <BR> 12/21 - 250 <BR> 12/28 - 250 <BR> 1/4 - 245.5 <BR> 1/11 - 242.5 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> So there it is...down 22.5 lbs. That is just crazy to me. Spark is definitely working for me. I've never had weight loss like this...ever. This is the first time since 2007 that I'm under 250 lbs. I feel like I'm turning back the clock! <em>224</em> <BR> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:24:09 EST First Sunday weigh in Hi all, <BR> On my first weigh in, I went from 278lbs. To 273.4lbs.! I am using an eating plan where the weight loss is slow. 1 lb. or less a week. I am excited about the eating plan because in the past I always lost fast and regained fast! So, my first short term goal is to get under 270lbs. This eating plan is also one I can keep using as my way of eating forever. <em>30</em> <em>521</em> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 09:41:23 EST didn't hit right button Sorry, moved my post to the other discussion thread. Mon, 4 Jan 2016 10:54:10 EST First weigh in of new year So I am at my heaviest EVER!!! I am determined to do this. Started my "clean eating program today" Happy New Year!! <BR> 187.5 <em>381</em> Sun, 3 Jan 2016 09:57:15 EST How you think about it It's easy to lose 5 pounds, not so easy to lose fifty! So set your goals 5 pounds at a time. If you want to lose 50 pounds, lose 5 pounds ten times! So your first goal is to lost 5 pounds, and then your next goal is to keep that 5 off. Then your goal is 5 more, then keeping that 5 off. Your goal is ALWYAS within reach. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 10:12:26 EST Tips on eating mindfully I think this is where the real help in eating right lies...would be interested in your ideas <em>41</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 18:07:02 EST Day One - Getting Started <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Getting Started! Nervous and excited all in one! Ready for a change! Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:12:25 EST What time of day is best to weigh? I have always used Monday morning first thing to weigh in. I use Monday to keep myself accountable over the weekend. Once after I lost 30 lbs I went to the doctor in the afternoon and of course I weighed about 3 or 4 lbs more than my morning weigh in and felt disappointed my doctor couldn't see the other weight. Recently I signed up for a weight loss program through our local hospital. It's kind of competition/incentive price kind of thing. The weigh ins are at 5 pm. This got me thinking. Wou... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:25:42 EST Greetings from H-Town! Call me Bekah. <BR> <BR> Former Weight Watcher trying to get back on track and hoping that this weekly weigh in will have the same benefits as meetings. <BR> <BR> Do you share your weight with the group or just your losses (if any)? <BR> <BR> ~Bek Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:57:22 EST Day1 of the Virtual Weigh-in for me I have already lost 138.2 pounds, but can't seem to get below where I am. Hopefully this weekly weigh in will help keep me headed where I need to be. <BR> **** <BR> 1st weigh-in, 12/13 - 199.8 lbs Sun, 13 Dec 2015 07:53:46 EST Where is everyone? Hi, <BR> I have been weighing in on Saturdays. Then I find out no one has posted since Sept. on the Saturday I am posting on, so I find other Saturday weigh-ins, is anyone active on Saturday? and if you are which Saturday weigh in? Sat, 12 Dec 2015 21:21:03 EST I'm a new member so hello Hi , I'm Ellen. I am 63 and really need to get in better shape. I am a major procrastinator when it comes to taking care of myself. I talk myself out of eating right and exercising daily. Then I get down on myself later. Well , I need to be accountable and hope you all will help me do this. And I'll try my best to be supportive to all of you as well. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:55:16 EST 277.4 -3 <em>41</em> Mon, 7 Dec 2015 15:25:02 EST Giving this a try I'm going to try again! Maybe a weigh-in is what I need? Fri, 4 Dec 2015 15:45:21 EST trying again! Hi all <BR> This is Riki I was on here a number of years back, but life got busy and I slipped away from Spark People, because life closed in on me! I really enjoyed being on here and it was an encouragement to me and a blessing...Gonna try again! I never did reach my goal weight! <BR> I am exercising now again at 68 years and following a low carb diet! I hope I can be and encouragement to you all, as I travel down this road once again <em>30</em> Thu, 3 Dec 2015 16:37:05 EST Tailbone pain from weight loss??? Has anyone out there experienced pain in their tailbone (when sitting) after losing a fair bit of weight? I'm thinking it must be the loss of all the excess padding, but oh my, it hurts when I sit! Standing or laying down is no problem, but sitting is, quite literally, a pain in the butt!! <BR> <BR> Would love to know if others have had this experience, and if so, what to do to help. Are there exercises to strengthen the gluteus maximus muscles? I'm not looking to gain weight to get the pad... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 14:22:44 EST 203.4 <em>39</em> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:38:12 EST Sunday weigh I a weighed 201.2. Finally moving the right direction. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:11:25 EST Daily weigh 202.4 going down. Sun, 22 Nov 2015 13:48:36 EST weight changing on site 11/21/2015 204.6 Sat, 21 Nov 2015 09:44:04 EST Daily weigh 203.6 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 06:43:18 EST Daily weigh 11/16 204.6 <BR> 11/17 202 <BR> 11/18. 205 <BR> 11/19 207.4 <BR> 11/20 <BR> 11/21 <BR> 11/22 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:39:08 EST Let's team up!! Hi! I'm in my sixties, married, two sons and eight grandkids. I'm looking for people to team up with me to lose weight by Christmas. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:39:16 EST It's my life, time to act like it Weekly weigh in starting November 16th 2015. <BR> Goal: LOSE 2LBS per week. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Starting weight 228Lbs <BR> <BR> Update: <BR> <BR> May 23rd 2016 - 218LBS <BR> <BR> May 30th 2016 - Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:27:12 EST monday weight in 202 Mon, 2 Nov 2015 07:38:09 EST Saturday Weigh-Ins 10/31- 295.6 Sun, 1 Nov 2015 21:34:42 EST Starting Monday, October 26th Hi Peeps, I'll be joining in with you all on Monday, 10/26. Why then??? Well I'm sick now with a bad cold and not feeling well, at this time, so I've giving myself a few more days to get back to myself. I've been trying now to lose weight, all summer, walking like a mad women...I do 3 to 4 miles a day (15 minute miles) and I'm toning, but not losing. I've gained 14 pounds, in the last 6 months and I'm not pleased, as I had recently lost 40 pounds. I was diagnosed with Hypo. Thyroid 3 year... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:37:38 EST idifferent days of weighing in. H everyone, <BR> I know I haven't been in sparkspeople for a few weeks, but time just slipped by pretty fast too. I don't get to weighin on the same day each week. I weighed yesterday morning at 206.6, and I want get down to 201 ln a month. I go five lbs at a time. Sun, 18 Oct 2015 11:36:17 EST Back on track! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Down three pounds this week. Not mind-blowing, but I will take it!! Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:21:15 EST Daily weigh in 10/15 - 284 <BR> 10/8 - 286 <BR> 10/2 - 287 <BR> 9/30 - 292 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 05:59:59 EST My short Intro =-) My name is Maud I have been a Spark member for many years. Been doing low carb keto on an off for a few years. I have been back on the low carb wagon since May 26th 2015 and have lost 54 lbs so far. <BR> <BR> Starting Weight 5/26/2015: 334lbs <BR> Current Weight 10/12/2015: 280.04lbs <BR> Goal Weight: 210lbs <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:48:20 EST Saturday weigh in I was posting on Saturday weigh-in and I didn't have telephone or internet for a couple weeks. I don't know where everyone went but I'm still here. <BR> <BR> 10/10 253.4 Sun, 11 Oct 2015 12:16:51 EST Been back at it for a few months now... Hi Team, just a quick intro. I'm finally at a place in my life where I have the bandwidth and motivation to make myself a priority. I've had to choose what things are getting priority, so as much as I hate to say it, exercise is not the priority - that being said, I AM making effort to include more physical activity in general (walks at lunch several days a week, horseback riding, etc). <BR> <BR> Either way, however, I knew eating was one thing that I DID have capacity for, and I finally ha... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 18:18:48 EST 1st Weigh in I'm not so concerned about my weight, though curious on how it changes as I've just started training for a marathon. I haven't decided which marathon yet, though that's no reason to not start the training. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> 57.8 kg Mon, 5 Oct 2015 05:16:55 EST Daily weigh in Just returning to Spark People after a hiatus. Have had success in the past, now to get back to it. <BR> <BR> 3/1/2014 218.4 <BR> 1/1/15 200.1 <BR> 9/28/15 196.8 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:40:47 EST Weigh-in I'm down 2 pounds from last week! Here's to another great week <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> One quick question - how do I include my weight ticker and am I supposed to be doing something different for the Monday virtual weigh in? Thanks for the help! Mon, 28 Sep 2015 06:01:07 EST Loser Down 2.8lbs <em>244</em> <em>244</em> last week. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 07:33:02 EST weigh in morning..yesterday I weighed 198.8 ..went out to lunch yesterday ..I had one slice of cheese pizza and a I had a skinny cow ice cream bar in the evening..going to do better today. .have a great day..Sandi Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:16:22 EST Angel's Weigh In Hello, <BR> <BR> Back at it again! <BR> <BR> 9/7/15 207.5 <BR> 9/14/15 205 <BR> <BR> <BR> Working to get under 200 and stay there! Tue, 8 Sep 2015 08:45:34 EST Friday weigh in Hope I'm in the right place this time :) <BR> <BR> August 21: 1st weigh in at 204.2 <BR> August 28: 201.2 loss 3 lbs <BR> <BR> September 2015 <BR> 9/4 = 199.8 loss 1.4 lbs <BR> 9/11 = <BR> 9/18= <BR> 9/25= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> October 2015 <BR> 10/2= <BR> 10/9= <BR> 10/16= <BR> 1023= <BR> 10/30= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> November 2015 <BR> 11/6 = <BR> 11/13= <BR> 11/20= <BR> 11/27= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> 3 Month Total Loss= <BR> Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:29:55 EST I'm a FRIDAY weigh in too :) August 21: 1st weigh in at 204.2 <BR> August 28: 201.2 loss 3 lbs <BR> <BR> September 2015 <BR> 9/4 = 199.8 loss 1.4 lbs <BR> 9/11 = <BR> 9/18= <BR> 9/25= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> October 2015 <BR> 10/2= <BR> 10/9= <BR> 10/16= <BR> 1023= <BR> 10/30= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> November 2015 <BR> 11/6 = <BR> 11/13= <BR> 11/20= <BR> 11/27= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> 3 Month Total Loss= <BR> Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:25:18 EST Want a healthy start My name is Denise Apple and I am looking to start this weigh loss journey AGAIN! I am hoping that by joining this team, I will hold myself accountable to stay on track and not be so quick to give up. <BR> <BR> Life has given me a second chance at love and happiness and I don't intend to waste it! So here we go!! <BR> <BR> I would love to hear from you and share victories together and support when needed so don't be shy :) <BR> Denise Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:06:58 EST Accountable to my SP friends!!! August 21: 1st weigh in at 204.2 <BR> August 28: 201.2 loss 3 lbs <BR> <BR> September 2015 <BR> 9/4 = 199.8 loss 1.4 lbs <BR> 9/11 = <BR> 9/18= <BR> 9/25= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> October 2015 <BR> 10/2= <BR> 10/9= <BR> 10/16= <BR> 1023= <BR> 10/30= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> November 2015 <BR> 11/6 = <BR> 11/13= <BR> 11/20= <BR> 11/27= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> 3 Month Total Loss= <BR> Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:00:14 EST I am back I am back and hopefully will remember to check in ever week. I am still having issues from my accident, but am trying to return. <BR> Returning weight: <BR> <BR> Aug.30 259.8 <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:22:09 EST First Weigh In I weighed in today at 160. I have been stuck here all week! Hoping to get below that mark this weekend. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:38:45 EST Getting back to goal range. Hi all. I have been a member of SP sine 12/11/11. I have lost a total of 122 pounds but I have gained back 12 pounds and I am afraid of gaining back more. About the only healthy thing I do anymore is drink 8 glasses of water and I don't do that everyday.. <BR> <BR> The last 2 or 3 months have been emotionally draining and on top of that I am doing a project that means an awful lot of computer work. I am putting in information probably 12-14 hours a day. I completely stopped sparking, ex... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:58:45 EST Weight begone Hi, my name is Ollie and I have been with Sparkpeople for a while. But I keep coming back because it is the best place to find all the tools that you need to loose weight, Even though I am having a hard time loosing weight. Doctors tell me I need to loose weight I will loose a little and then plateau. So I am joining the Virtual team and I think that this will help. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend. <em>521</em> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:00:29 EST Hello, my name is Christina. I like to weigh myself daily, at least for now, so that I can see how much my weight fluctuates on a day-to-day basis. It helps me see if I am on the right track, but I also know not to become too excited/stress too much if the scale fluctuates as much as three pounds. I am hoping that this group will help me stay accountable. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:20:01 EST Weigh-In Aug. 10- 188.8 <BR> Aug. 17- 185.2 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:29:46 EST It's just 5 pounds Hi, everyone. I am the proud owner of WAAAAY too many exercise videos. My thing right now is The Bar Method and Leslie Sansone. I have no problem exercising. My diet is not bad until someone asks me to eat out then I lose my mind. I know I have to eat at home. <BR> <BR> In 2009 I weighed 199 pounds. I set a goal to lose 50 pounds in 4 years. I lost 42 then got stuck. Instead of maintaining I gave up. It was no big deal. It's just 5 pounds. That happened 4 years in a row and now I ... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 20:00:45 EST healthy new life I am 60 and 103 lbs over weight .I have fought this all my life .I need help to change me . <em>249</em> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:14:08 EST start over I must get rid of this 103 lbs .. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:56:39 EST cholesterol My cholesterol is 328. My diet is good but i just found out excercise and weight play just as much an important role, Im pretty sure thats where i am failing. bmi is 28, weight is borderline obese Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:19:52 EST cholesterol My cholesterol is 328. My diet is good but i just found out excercise and weight play just as much an important role, Im pretty sure thats where i am failing. bmi is 28, weight is borderline obese Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:19:52 EST Hey yall new to the team I work out 3 time a week a ride my bike started at 199 down to 181 as of yesterday hoping to get back to 145 by Christmas Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:05:17 EST gained weight I didn't weigh in the last two weeks, because of personal reasons. Its easy to gain it, but harder to take it off. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:32:58 EST changed my weighin day Good Morning, everyone, <BR> O.K. here it goes, I gained some weight for the last two weeks, because I didn't weight last week because of personal reasons. I've been watching what I've been eating. I'm not going to worry about it too much, because when I do, I gain weight. When I just relax and not consentrate on it I lose the weight. I used to be over obsessed about my losing weight. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:10:42 EST Weigh In I decided last week to reset and start over again, but unfortunately I'm up .2lbs this week. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:01:58 EST 1st Post 188.8 <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:07:35 EST 1st Weigh-In Start Weight/First Weigh-In: 69.5 kg <BR> Time to get moving! <em>9</em> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:22:33 EST HI So I'm trying to lose 20 kg for the long run and in the past, I've successfully made it half way after which I've quit and traveled down the spiral of binging. I'm hoping to let this forum test my accountability and keep me motivated till the end. Hopefully, I can actually achieve my goals this way! Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:19:31 EST Doing well I have lost 5 pounds this week and feeling good. Taking a new family portrait in October and I have to be happy with it. Fri, 7 Aug 2015 15:20:06 EST Forgot to do introduction! I forgot to introduce myself the other day . I am Debby, and I am going to be 63 in 2 more weeks. Since somewhere around 35- 40, I began gaining weight. My highest was 270 lbs. I have lost over 350 lbs in my adult lifetime, only to gain most of it back(not all at once ...thankfully). I retired (for the second time) last September, and have been working on my weight issues since then. I lost about 25 lbs from Sept. to January, and another 44 pounds since then. I am about 34 lbs from my goal we... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 10:56:23 EST Hello Everyone I have been trying to manage my weight for years. It has been fluctuating for years. I haven't been able to keep it on a steady decline towards my ideal weight. I hover at 170 -200lbs. I need to get it to 127. I think this forum is a great way to be accountable for my weight loss. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 23:44:15 EST New To Team I am 58 and in the worst shape of my life. I have medical issues that I don't even want to get started on because of my weight. I am not new to Spark. I know how wonderful it is, but am just not motivated enough to keep going. I want to start over or pick up from somewhere I dropped off. Look forward to motivating you all. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 12:22:44 EST Been gone too long whoa, baby, I've been gone too long from here. I just started back to weighing in on Wed. so I guest that will be my new weigh in day. I need the support and a firm lecture once in awhile, to keep me motivated and be accountable to God, myself, and to all of you, who are my friends. If it means you have to give me tough love, its o.k. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 11:17:18 EST Hi I'm new Hello, I am new to spark and am very excited to have access to tools and support to help me on my way to a new healthy and happy lifestyle. I look forward to sharing in your successes as well. Happy Saturday, I am off to go hiking. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:29:48 EST new to stark Hi my name is Sheila <BR> I am really struggling with my weight. About 6 yrs ago i went from 180 to 150. I am now at 160 and am not happy with the way i look. Everyone tells me im thin. I have belly fat and have a real hard time with sweets. I am also on thyroid medication which they are still trying to get right. Ideally i would like to lose another 25. But i would be happy with just being able to stay on track. I'm hoping a forum like this will help. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:32:40 EST Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie, and I'm 23 years old. I have struggled with my weight for the last decade, and am ready to be healthier and happier. I had a job change in May of 2014, and going from being very active at work to being very sedentary, I've gained almost 50 lbs since then. My parents and brother are all overweight as well, and my boyfriend has two young children that we have half the time. I need to do this not just for myself, but to be a positive role model for my family as well. My goa... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:40:58 EST re joined I have gaind 30 pound do not like it now have arthritis in Knee Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:18:46 EST Sunday weigh in.... not exactly sure where to post this... <BR> <BR> Starting Weight July 2: 351lbs <BR> <BR> Sunday July 19 Weigh in: 341lbs. <BR> <BR> 10lbs 2 weeks. decent start looking to increase to about 10lbs a week to make my goals Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:48:58 EST weigh-in July 20 <em>192</em> 170 ; was down then up; however, this will be my first week full week on SparkPeople thus far I am understanding food intake and how exercise will help with my fitness requirements. <BR> <BR> Taking a day by day approach; by doing this I believe my brain will accept the amount of the proper carbs, fats, & protien and the results will be long term. <em>91</em> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:58:58 EST Daily Weigh In 6/17 197 7/01 192 7/15 7/28 <BR> 6/18 193 7/02 192 7/16 7/29 <BR> 6/19 192 7/03 192 7/17 7/29 <BR> 6/20 192 7/04 192 7/18 7/30 <BR> 6/21 ... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:27:39 EST Beginning Monday - Weigh in Tomorrow is my first day back to spark people from a year ago. I am doing my first Monday weigh in and first day back on track. I am looking for a support type of group that will encourage each other and be positive and helpful.. I am excited. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 02:11:29 EST First Monday Weigh In Down 3.5lbs since restarting a week ago! Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:26:27 EST MY WEIGHTLOSS I WENT FROM 233 TO 236 i'm gonna have to do better Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:33:14 EST Wednesday weigh in I'm not sure what I weighed last Wednesday but I want to start weighing in every Wednesday. So this Wednesday all I can report is my weight-loss for the 1 1/2 weeks I've been using the Spark tools. So I'm very excited to report that I have lost 5 pounds!!!!! <em>244</em> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:24:03 EST beginning week 1 Hi everyone, I am starting my Spark weight loss tomorrow!!! I have been reading all of the posts here and you are all very motivating!!! I am excited for this first week and to see how much I lose and get to post next Monday!!!! <em>87</em> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:19:39 EST About me Hi Everyone! I'm new again. I say that because this is about the third time I have tried to get started on Spark, but this is the first time I have been consistent with it. I feel more motivated this time and I'm sure the weekly weigh-ins will help with that. I am looking forward to facing this challenge with you all. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 22:19:01 EST B's Weigh In Trying to lose ~10 pounds with healthy eating and exercise. <BR> <BR> I will try to track my weight daily beginning today. <BR> <BR> 06/17: Weight: 147.8 [11:00 AM] <BR> 06/18 Weight: 147.6 [11:00 AM] <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> . Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:23:47 EST new member first weigh in Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:47:50 EST Born-again sparker Hello, I am returning to spark people after a year-long stint with Weight Watchers. I'm hoping to be part of a team and to find some community on here for support and encouragement. I lose weight very slowly, and it's hard for me to stick with my goals when I don't see progress right away. Hoping to stick with it this time! Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:02:41 EST Weigh in Down only 0.2lbs, but at least it's a loss. Mon, 8 Jun 2015 20:32:21 EST 1st Monday weigh in 6/8/15 - 213.1 Mon, 8 Jun 2015 10:21:12 EST New here, but not to Sparks! I'm happy to be part of the challenge and looking forward to meet some of you. I am weighing in on Fridays, which is great for me to keep motivated. I am loving the tips that are on here. <BR> <BR> I am 58 years old and finding it harder to get fit. Of course when I look at others, I see it can be done. I have to say, it use to be easier. LOL <BR> <BR> I have 4 grandchildren, live on a farm, in a beautiful valley. Beautiful to me. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am motivated and I love what I'... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 15:33:12 EST New & lookin' for some community:D This is the fourth group I've tried. The others had almost no posts except mine for a couple days.... And I JUST STARTED June 1st!. I'm trying SP because I heard there's so much great support. I'm going to be 45 on the 28th. One present I plan to give to myself is: being back on the fitness road by then. <BR> For the past three or so years, I went from gym rat, to - not doing nuthin'. At all. I've gained somewhere like 40 lbs (that's 40 EXTRA lbs on top of the twenty I already wanted to lo... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 11:06:44 EST My Weigh Ins First one. <BR> 6/5/15 - 191 ;/ down 1 lb <BR> Fri, 5 Jun 2015 14:59:40 EST a start week 1 <BR> <BR> 307 is my starting wait <em>40</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2015 19:34:07 EST My insights on amount of food and satisfaction KRISZTA11 of the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team has written a blog that has really spoken to me. I suspect others may also find her experience useful. So, I am sharing its title and link ... <BR> <BR> "My insights on amount of food and satisfaction" by KRISZTA11 <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936602 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope all of you have a wonderful June! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 18:20:33 EST New to Team Hello, my name is Terri and I have been part of SP since mid-February. I was looking for a place to post my weigh-ins every week and found your team. <BR> <BR> I am a Mother of one son, grown and married but lives in another state. His wife and I get along great and I am planning to move to his town as soon as my name comes up on the wait list for the 55 and older building. I am 59 years old, have lost 17 lbs so far with another 67 lbs to go. I have terrible arthritis in my knee and a heart ... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 13:58:29 EST Down 3.2 281.2 <BR> Down 3.2 for the week and 8.2 overall <em>30</em> <em>224</em> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 07:55:12 EST Friday Weigh in My first weigh in....DOWN 2lbs Hooray!! heading in the right direction!! <BR> 5-29-15 172 Fri, 29 May 2015 17:17:12 EST Ready to get started Today is my first day. I am excited to use this group to stay motivated. I weighed myself today and was horrified. I need to lose 23 lbs to feel good about myself again. I'm sure I can do it. I hope to have great news the next time I post on this board- next Friday! :-) Fri, 29 May 2015 16:03:11 EST newbe <em>249</em> <BR> I have a long way to go but, I am committed. I hope to give and get positive reinforcement. Be blessed! Thu, 28 May 2015 16:38:29 EST Hi!! My name is Jeanne and I'm new to SparkPeople. I've been working at losing weight on my own and lost about 40 lbs. I really needed some help - I think I found it here!! I started a week ago and already feel better. I'm actually looking forward to weighing in tomorrow! Now I gotta go for my walk!! Thu, 28 May 2015 09:16:26 EST Down 5 lbs <em>521</em> <em>213</em> I am very happy with that, it was my first week and not an easy one <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> Lost 5 lbs Mon, 25 May 2015 10:23:53 EST Question about posting? I just joined the team last Sunday and I find that there are 2 threads for Sunday Weigh-ins. One is under General Team Discussion and one is under User's Choice. I'm not sure which one I should use for my weekly check-in! Please help! Thanks, Linda Sun, 24 May 2015 11:27:02 EST Friday Weigh in <BR> <BR> 180.4 Sat, 23 May 2015 12:07:04 EST New Member Hi, <BR> I'm not sure if I am doing this right but I would like to join the Friday weigh in group. Nice to have an accountability group! <BR> <BR> May-22 180.4 Sat, 23 May 2015 12:04:14 EST Hello everyone! Hi my name is Kendra Yuille! <BR> <BR> I have been on this journey for awhile now. I had a lot of female trouble throughout the whole year last year. I had to have a major surgery in January of this year. Everything had come to a stand still and now that I am back at it I am bouncing back and forth. I am a little frustrated and my motivation has really decreased. Seems like I can't win for losing. Since March of this year I am no longer on blood pressure medicine. I walk 70,000 to 90,000 ste... Wed, 20 May 2015 13:17:37 EST Koster2012 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am currently 5' 3" and weigh 212 pounds. I'm looking to lose 71-108 pounds to get me to the 104 to 141 pound range. According the CDC's Adult BMI Calculator, I should be between 104 and 141 pounds. Being 212 pounds and 5' 3", my BMI is 37.6 making me obese. My goal is to be between 130 and 140 pounds. <BR> <BR> I work as a barista, making me lightly active (I'm on my feet for a 4.5 hour shift and the heaviest thing that I lift is a gallon of milk. I do a lot of ... Wed, 20 May 2015 02:17:58 EST First Day My first weigh in. 289.2. <em>39</em> Mon, 18 May 2015 15:30:40 EST Hello everyone new to team My name is Theresa and today is my first day to start even though I joined a few weeks ago. I have 4 sons and 5 grandchildren, a husband and a dog. I work full time as a medical Biller and lead a very busy life at times. I have decided it is time to take care of me, sometimes I forget that too quickly. I need some help to stay on track. <img src=""> Mon, 18 May 2015 15:24:34 EST Didn't do well Didn't do well last week and this week. I'm back to my starting weight. Ughh. Mon, 11 May 2015 12:08:25 EST Not Losing I'm not losing . . . I preplan my meals, but lose my will-power by dinner time. I need help!!! Mon, 4 May 2015 06:49:18 EST May May 1-125!!! My goal was to get to 125 by May 1. Boom!!! Fri, 1 May 2015 09:12:48 EST My Weigh! Hello Everyone! My name is Cris. I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, student, and nurse. As you can guess, my life is extremely busy. I have been recording primarily my nutrition information on and off for the past month or so, but figured it's time to step it up a notch. I have lost 9 pounds so far and am hoping to lose at least another 20 by mid June. With the weather improving, I plan to be outdoors walking/gardning in the evenings. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:06:18 EST gained 1 lb. Hi Everyone, <BR> I didn't weigh last week, because we had family over, and I didn't get a chance to get on the scale.or my computer. So I gained a little. I'm not able to work at it a lot. Missed coming in though. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:26:19 EST Starting over Weigh in Monday weigh in , My Goal is 189 <BR> <BR> 4/27/15 199.1 <BR> 5/11/15 195.5 <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:20:18 EST Hello Hi, I'm Heather 35 and a mom of three. A 13yr old and two 12yr olds. I join because as of late my weight has gone up to the highs it's ever been. Since we moved I thought this would be a great way to meet people and share Ideas. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:50:15 EST not motivated really struggling. Up from 190 to 191.9 for my Monday weigh-in. I seem to be totally out of control. I know all the right things to do but continue to do all the wrong things. Self destructive behavior. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:11:55 EST Hi everyone! Hi! I'm a 21 year old college student and trying to be healthier. I've been on and off SparkPeople for a while now. I'm hoping that joining this team will help keep me accountable and stay motivated! Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:45:28 EST week 1 weight loss 300.4 lost 1.2 lbs total weight loss 8lbs main goal 199.0 12/31 . thinking i might lost inches more this week Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:16:08 EST 2nd Monday weigh in I didn't quite make my goal for today's weigh in. <BR> I am 205 lbs. 04/20/15 <BR> I was 207.5 lbs. 04/13/15 <BR> <BR> And I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right spot? <BR> <BR> Debbie Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:17:08 EST Bad things keep happening Weighed in Saturday. weight 254 which is good, down another pound, they got my headaches back under control,another good thing, but then I got a flu bug missed a week of work,because I got Bronchitis. Then my husband was in a motorcycle accident and it could have been really bad, but good thing, he only hurt his hip and is healing. Working hard at vision and balance therapy still frustrated about not being the old me but am learning to live the way I am. Congrats to everyone! keep working ha... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:39:04 EST found the Wed. weighin day I couldn't find the group for Wed. weighins. I maintained at 200.5 lbs. this week. My next goal is 195 lbs. I like having little goals, because I won't get overwhelmed with the 40 lbs I have to lose and quit trying altogather. I want to welcome all the new members to the group. We are here for each other. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:29:33 EST Wed. weighin I couldn't find the group for Wed. weighins. I maintained at 200 lbs. this week. My next goal is 195 lbs. I like having little goals, because I won't get overwhelmed with the 40 lbs I have to lose and quit trying altogather. I want to welcome all the new members to the group. We are here for each other. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:26:11 EST On track again Did not post last week - had gain of 4 pounds. <BR> This week on track again - down to 171.4 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:45:09 EST It's my first day!! Hey everyone. I just signed up for sparkpeople. I am at the highest weight I have ever been at. I do not like it, it makes me feel down. I feel that I can lose this weight, I just need to be accountable, I feel this will help. Good luck to all of you!!!! Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:30:11 EST New to the group Hi there <BR> <BR> I am new to the group but not new to SP. I am part of a weight management clinic and I am on Opti-Fast 900 in Ontario, Canada. I plan to post my weight here weekly as I do my classes weekly on Thursdays...and because I won't be going to classes forever...this will keep me honest. :) <BR> <BR> Here are my numbers so far: <BR> <BR> Feb 5: 322 <BR> Feb 12: 317.5 <BR> Feb 19: 308 <BR> Feb 26: 305.5 <BR> Mar 5: 301 <BR> Mar 12: 296.5 <BR> Mar 19: 291 <BR> Mar 26: 285.5 <BR> ... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:05:28 EST 1st Monday weigh in 04/13/15 - 207.5 <BR> <BR> goal for next Monday......204 <BR> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:35:57 EST I have just joined this team! Hi everyone - I have been a member of Spark People for awhile now, but since I have recently retired, I feel I have some time on hand to devote to myself and my weight loss journey. It has been a long time issue, but nothing like turning 60 years old to shake you up. Time to get healthier. I have tried numerous weight loss groups, but nothing seemed to fit me. So this seemed like a good fit, and I will commit to weekly weigh ins on Mondays. I will be taking baby steps that hopefully will... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:33:24 EST Not my usual day I weighed myself on Friday and to my surprise I was 10st 13lbs, Easter has thrown me out and I had eaten quite a lot. On Easter Saturday I went to Whitby for the day so just had to have fish, chips and mushy peas, on to the following Tuesday I went out for a meal with the carers group I go to and I had salmon with holandaise sauce but only a little, I then spoilt it by having cheese cake and ice cream. <BR> I did manage swimming on Wednesday and I did 38 lengths. <BR> Thank goodness it is bac... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:12:37 EST New Member I just found this team and I think it will hold me accountable. I lost 56 pounds and gained back almost half of it. I still don't get that I can't eat like a teenager!!! In any event, I am determined to take off the weight I gained by the end of July. That means I have to lose about 1.8 pounds per week. I really think it is doable. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12:33:13 EST weight loss Hi, everybody. Hope everyone is having a great day. I just found out that I lost another 2lbs. I'm happy as this is all I want to lose in a week. As long as I keep up the good work I should lose my desired weight. I started at 252lbs, and I am now done to 247lbs, I have another 112lbs to go to get to 135lbs. As long as I keep doing what I am doing now plus getting some exercises in, or riding a bike I know I can lose the weight that I want to get to. <BR> <BR> You see I have a cruise com... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:16:30 EST working on it this coming week gained a little, but not much Wed, 8 Apr 2015 14:28:45 EST MelTMom new member Hello, just wanted to say hi to the team. Feeling the need to succeed! Wed, 8 Apr 2015 09:08:21 EST changed wigh in day to Wed. when I got back from my trip to TX, I decided to weighed myself on Wed. When I got there at my sister's, I weighed 205, and when I couldn't get into a size 18, I really had to do something about that. I went down to 200.8 lbs in a week, but had to still wear a 20 size.I got some caprise and a pair of regular shorts when are adjustable. Now they are almost too big. so I'm in between the two sizes. so frustering. Sat, 4 Apr 2015 11:27:56 EST Hello My name is Debbie. I am new again to Spark People. <BR> <BR> On March 24th, 2009 my very best friend April told me about Spark People. I started doing the program then and from 3/24/09 when I started (weighing 185) to 7/3/09 when I got stuck at a plateau after losing 20 to 25 pounds and giving up. I think I got down to 160 maybe it was 165. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I tried half heartedly to come back a few times but my mental & physical health were not good. Then in July, 2014 I lost my job of 7... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 00:18:13 EST April Not sure if I am posting correctly; I need to read up so I can <BR> <BR> April Weigh-ins:: <BR> 4/1: Gotta check, having short term memory <BR> 4/2: 151.2 <BR> 4/3: 151.2 <BR> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:54:01 EST Weekly weigh in I'm down one pound. Yeah!!!! <em>41</em> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:57:24 EST Rethinking my attitude towards my progress I realized over the last month or so that I don't appreciate how I take care of myself, when I reach short term goals or other positive moments in my life very much. <BR> That doesn't mean I'm not an optimistic and positive person, more that when a positive moment happens and relates to my health, weight and activity goals or me personally, I really discount it and doubt the value of it. <BR> <BR> I'm going to stop that right now and realize it will be a process of catching myself and rethin... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:00:27 EST Saturday weigh-in 3/28/15 I weighed myself this morning at home - 244 lbs <BR> Decided to set a new short term goal of 235 lbs for myself and by May 15th. <BR> <BR> My last short term goal was 245 and I realized today that I met that goal almost a month ago and didn't realize it. <BR> Clearly I need to write my goals and post them where I can see them often. <BR> <BR> Going to Kaiser this morning to get weighed and my blood pressure checked; will compare my weight from home and Kaiser Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:43:45 EST Hi! Hello - I'm looking to be accountable to keep weighing in. Have a tendency to not weigh in when I know I'm not doing well, then I keep going downhill. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:59:22 EST hi Hi Every one Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:12:51 EST First Weigh-In 03-23-15 <em>524</em> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:51:46 EST My name is Sandra Monday morning . . . I'm still learning my way around - There is a lot to learn. I'm getting excited though. <em>521</em> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:48:34 EST First weigh in here - second since starting <BR> 09 Mar - 396 <BR> 16 Mar - 390 -6 <BR> 23 Mar - 383 -7 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 03:53:07 EST Yesterday's weight Weighed at home yesterday before heading out for an all day outing to the San Francisco Zoo <BR> <BR> 243.4 <BR> <BR> Taking my own lunch in a (gasp) fanny pack. Veggies, hummus, nuts, fresh fruit and water, <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:18:30 EST Hello Hi Everyone. I've been away for about 3 years <em>39</em> . like many of you have posted, I was very successful at losing weight when i was here and meeting the daily/weekly/monthly goals. I have 3 young children (8, 7 & 7 (yes I have twins). <em>224</em> I just turned 40 a few days ago, I've decided it's time to get back on the saddle. I have a long journey ahead, but I know with my commitment and your support I will be successful again like I was in the past. <BR> <BR> Here's to a ... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 23:07:15 EST March 14th weight check At Kaiser for weight and blood pressure check - 244.5 <BR> 122/88 for BP <em>30</em> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:10:53 EST Hello - Good Morning - I'm 58, work full time at a sit down desk job in an academic higher ed setting, single mom of a 22 year old college student. My 86 year old mom lives next door and we share dinner duties - yes she still likes to cook (mostly a meat and potato starch type of girl). <BR> <BR> I've been following/practicing Nutritartian - Dr. Joel Furhman - for about 3 months. It brings together Clean Eating, Plant based, whole grain, high fiber eating and natural lifestyle. <BR> <BR> My high... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:03:12 EST My first weigh in Weight today is 230. I am at my heaviest but rearing to go :) Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:11:27 EST Saturday Weigh-In The scale showed I gained weight this week. 207.4, but the measuring tape shows I lost an inch in my hips. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:49:05 EST The Time Has Come... Hello - I'm BJ, and live in Canada. I'm 49, and very happily married for over 27 years. Mother of two grown sons, both still living at home. Would like to lose at least 65 pounds... <BR> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:52:14 EST Wednesday March 11 Well it's not good in the weight department but yesterday Dr said BP and Cholesterol are good. I'll take that and hope that the walking will affect the weight soon !! Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:03:56 EST My weight problems Over the last 3-4 years I have lost about 3 stones but it has been a long struggle and I only need to lose 2 pounds to put me under 11st which would be great, I would like to eventually like to get to 10st 7lbs but 10 st wold be brilliant but doctor may not let me go to that weight. <BR> I am a carer and I tend to comfort eat but on the other side I do go swimming, the gym and aqua jog anything up to 5 sessions a week and I also walk as much as I can, I also have confidence problems which doe... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 14:39:24 EST having a hard time getting started <em>46</em> <BR> Hi everyone!!! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping I can get some feedback. I need to lose 71 lbs. but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to do things. Let me explain.....I had a hip replacement 3 yrs ago due to osteoarthritis and I still have somewhat of a hard time with it......stairs are still slow and painful. My entire spine is full of osteoarthritis as well and both sacro-iliac joints and facets are corroded with it as well and it is also in my pelvis. I have a few vertab... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 19:10:01 EST Didn't want to post 3/4 was not a good weighin 171.8. Found myself stress eating due to a minor sugery scheduled. This is over and I am back on track! Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:59:55 EST Hello, Thursday! Just signed up for SP on Monday with a starting weight of 160. <BR> Today = 159.6 <BR> I'm running a 5k race on Saturday so have to make sure I don't use that as an excuse to blow my calories over the weekend via solid and liquid carbs. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! <BR> <BR> ~elizabeth Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:21:13 EST Hi need to stay accountable Hi everyone, my name is Valerie I am 28 /5'4/214lbs/mother of three 1,5, & 7. <BR> <BR> I am working on losing 50-60 pounds I just recently restarted the program, after taking a break for a year or so after having a new baby, I previously lost 65lbs,I started at around 245lbs in 2010 and lowest weight before I was pregnant in 2014 was 181-182lbs.. and now I am hoping to to reach my goal Of 160lbs. <BR> <BR> In the past I walked off the weight all at home! No gyms or gear,but now with a ver... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:35:04 EST weigh in First weight in 215.0 Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:06:31 EST Trying again Hi, everyone. Apologies if I am not posting this correctly... <BR> I'm 38, married w/a three yo boy and live in the Florida Keys. <BR> My first goal is to lose 20 lbs. I've done it before but a new job created a willpower challenge for me. So, I'm resetting. I'm hoping that having to post my weight in a forum will motivate me to be strong. I'm going to weigh-in Thursday mornings. Good luck everyone! Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:18:18 EST Weekly weigh in Ok, I weighed myself this morning,I've been at this five days and yes I know it's not Monday but I am on my way to Germany today&#128542; work trip and I wont be able to weigh myself on Monday. So I started on Monday 2/23 at 148 and I was at 147 today! Yeah!! 12 more to go. <BR> <BR> Xxoo Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:49:17 EST weight loss February 5 to 234d feb 2 333 <BR> feb 9 328 -7 <BR> feb 16 321 -7 <BR> feb 23 316 -5 <BR> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:39:05 EST Day 3: First Weigh In Initial Weigh In: 235lbs <BR> <BR> Recorded all measurements today, and have begun my Fitness program. <BR> <BR> Set a reminder to come here each week, no matter what. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>532</em> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:57:29 EST Here is my start 2/23 148 pounds, goal is 135 so I'd like to lose 13 pounds. I may not be able to weigh myself on Monday as I'll be in Germany but will weigh in on Saturday before I leave. <BR> <BR> How does everyone get the cool scale at the bottom? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Carrie Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:23:38 EST Can I weigh myself on Saturday just this week? I'm off to Germany for work on Saturday afternoon and I know they don't have scales in the hotel so just for this week can I weigh on Saturday and then I'll do Mondays. <BR> <BR> Current wt-148 lbs 2/23/2015 <BR> <BR> How does everyone put the scale at the bottom? <em>521</em> <BR> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:20:19 EST Hi My Name is Carrie I have been using Spark for years and I was so good at tracking my food but then my life changed and I moved and got remarried. My new husband is a tracker and it's tough to say no when he meets me at the door with a bowl of cashews and a mojito :-) Somewhere along the way I lost my will power. My best friend says it's because I'm happy but I'm not happy that I'm putting on weight. I don't think anyone looks at me and say oh my but I am uncomfortable in my clothes and I've put on about 13... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:11:07 EST lost .2.Ibs did o.k. I'm going to get new balance shoes today, and have ankle brace. I should be able to workout more. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:06:57 EST not a big loss I know this isn't a big loss this week, but its something. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:58:12 EST :) Feburary 1st = 162 <BR> 23rd=150 <BR> 24th=152 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:59:18 EST Emotional Eating I feel like I could always do better. I beat myself up a lot when I fall off the wagon. I have even succumbed to crying in front of my husband because I am so disappointed in myself. <BR> I am an emotional eater. If I am angry or stressed I will eat something I am not supposed to eat just to feel happy. Afterwards, I feel awful both physically and mentally. <BR> Finally, I have gotten to the point where I do not crave a thing and am not wanting unhealthy foods. This is different from my las... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:36:36 EST didn't lose, didn't gain stayed the same this week Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:59:48 EST Hello I've been with Sparkspeople for several years...starting and stopping way too many times. So I am starting again because I've got to get control of my binging and anxiety eating. I've read so many success stories here and they are so encouraging. This is a good place for me to begin again. I am a 65 year old wife, mom to 4 kids, grams to 2 g-kids with another arriving in September. I am retired, and trying to negotiate life that can have too much wasted time which I don't want to waste anymo... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:44:08 EST Chest infection I have had a chest infection over the last 2-3 weeks and have not weighed myself at all but I am sure that I have put a few pounds on. I am restarting my food diary from tomorrow. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:20:51 EST Hi! I am Desiree I have been a member since 2006 but had to stop due to a medical condition. I am back now to re-establish the foundation I had build before having to deal with my ailment. The support I received the SparkPeople has helped me thru the last 4 years. I am now happy to say all is well and since August 2014 have been stronger than I had been in years. It's only now that I have to lose a few pounds due to the medications I am. I want to learn to control an appetite I normally would not have if... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:31:28 EST Not doing good I have gained weight. I need help. I went from 208 to 211. I cant lose it and went to and it is wierd cuz I have tried everything but nothing has worked yet. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:57:34 EST Second week weigh-in Well looks like I didn't lose - but I have finally ended the habit of weighing every day. Now I hope to see results <em>41</em> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:05:08 EST 1st week Lost 1.4 lbs. on new scale this week. my first goal is 198 lbs. I have little goal of 5 Ibs at a time so it won't be so overwhelming of looking at the bigger goals I have to lose. also not to get discouraged. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:48:38 EST Saturday Weigh In Jan 10 - 212.4 <BR> Jan 17 - 211.2 <BR> Jan 24 - 210.4 <BR> Jan 31- 210.4 <BR> Feb 07- 209 <BR> Feb 14 - 207.6 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:05:39 EST Needing accountability~ Joining the team for added accountability. <BR> <BR> Improving my health through better choices is my goal. <BR> I think this team will be a good fit for me. <BR> <BR> Great to be here! Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:56:14 EST weighed with new scale today sorry I haven't been in here for awhile, but haven't been able to weigh myself with the old fashioned scale. Plus my husband fractured his lower back, so he couldn't bend down to weigh me.. I have one question though. how can I set my weight in here as a starting weight? Great being back in here again. Tuesday is going to be my weigh in day. I figured out how to change my starting weight. Tamara Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:17:06 EST losing slowly I am down another pound and feeling a little fitter. I want to go a bit faster. Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:01:07 EST Saturday Weigh In Jan 10 - 212.4 <BR> Jan 17 - 211.2 <BR> Jan 24 - 210.4 <BR> Jan 31- 210.4 <BR> Feb 07- 209 Sun, 8 Feb 2015 03:35:34 EST Starting Over Hello Team! <BR> <BR> I'm starting over with small goals to keep me motivated. I met three goals today: (1) logged into my Spark account, (2) joined two Spark Teams (3) Set up my Spark page with blog. Tomorrow's Goals: (1) log into Spark (2) do the work (3) Be Positive #THISGIRLCAN2015 Wed, 4 Feb 2015 14:39:05 EST Hello Team Hi everyone, my name is Janice and I'm checking in from S. W. PA; I'm a 47 y/o who is new to Spark and enjoying it so much. Definitely keeps me motivated and love the fact that I found this team to keep my accountable! At my highest weight I was over 250; last year I joined my work's "Biggest Loser" competition and my last weigh in took me down to 193; unfortunately I gained back some <em>39</em> But now I'm back on track; my weight a week ago was 203 and I'm now 199.8. I'll be weighi... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:19:40 EST Same weight since last week Stayed the weight since last week Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:25:23 EST Friday weigh in Been a crazy week but managed to maintain! 169.8 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:57:25 EST Slow moving Kinda feeling like my goal will never be achieved with this slow process ! Week two and I want to see at least a few more pounds gone, completed week one and was disappointed in only 4 lbs gone , I know it's going to be slow I didnt wake up 60 lbs heavier in one day but I don't want to give up either ! Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:13:15 EST New and Motivated Hello! <BR> <BR> I need accountability and motivation to keep my drive going. I am determined that this will be MY YEAR! I started off with a bang and I plan to keep on rolling that way. <BR> <BR> I am in my 30s, I have a 2yr old son, and I am a professor. I am struggling to get time for myself to workout, but I am doing well with healthy eating and cooking for my family instead of our old habit to eat out or get takeout. TIME is my problem. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet others who like to ... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:36:18 EST Learning something new I'm slowly learning that the number on the scale does not define me nor does it control whether or not I have a good day. I have relinquished watching the scale daily and now only weigh in once a week. My successes I measure in how my clothes fit, how much energy I have and the measurements on the tape measure. But the things that make me feel more successful than anything are the compliments and encouragement my husband gives me. This is a huge change for me. For years the scale controlled ... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:27:42 EST Spark with Instagram I have found it very encouraging to use my Instagram to view motivational and encouraging messages and recipes every mealtime. I have found myself preparing more healthy meals. I have most of my friends on fb to keep up socially, but for visuals of great homemade food all my friends are health foodies. Great instant motivation next to my DAILY COACH TIP going off every morning at 5:30 a.m. I love starting my day here. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:39:30 EST Weigh-in Started 1/19 at 160 <BR> 1/26 weighed in at 157! Lost 3 lbs. <em>244</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:33:36 EST Just me Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm 37 <BR> Stepmom of 4 <BR> I am 5'2" and about 157 lbs. I would love to be 130 <BR> <BR> I have recently been cooking at home more and cooking more vegetables and juicing fruits. I have yet to be motivated enough to exercise but I'm still working on it. <em>252</em> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:30:22 EST Hello! Hi everyone! My name is Starla and I am a US citizen, however, residing in the UK. I love it. I have a wonderful husband and a beautiful 4 year old daughter. I am pretty sure I'm past being able to say my weight gain was from having her. No more excuses. Very excited about beginning this journey again. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:26:52 EST daily weigh-in Jan 27-160 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:47:09 EST weigh in I'm down a lb. I've lost a few so far. I'm eating healthier but I need to exercise more. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:17:39 EST Monday weigh- in This is my second week I lost 5.6 lbs! <BR> That is a total of 7.2 lbs in 2 weeks. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:56:04 EST Hello, I am new here I am new here obese in weigh and Very unhealthy with lots of other problems. I am very overwhelm being on here and taking the 1st step to being a newer and improved me. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:23:06 EST Hello from N.E Ohio I am a 73 year old grandmother of 4 grown grandkids. I live just south of the snow belt, in N.E. Ohio, which this time of year, is no fun! I have a wacky Thyroid, which the doctor has not been able to control. I haven't had a good nights sleep in over 3 years. Also, I have arthritis in my spine that is pinching the sciatic nerves in my legs. All this being said, I am trying desperately to lose weight. I log my food on SparkPeople, and I try to stay in the middle of their suggested range... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:15:09 EST Accidently posted this. It is blank. My first post Accidently posted this. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:03:04 EST Hi from Florida Hi. I'm Kilianna. I recently joined Spark People to aid my weight loss. I have been doing ok but I hit a plateau. This time I've made a decision to not only lose the weight permanently but to also make changes to make a healthy lifestyle for my family and myself. I have about 35-40 pounds to get to my goal. I know I can do this. I look forward to sharing this journey with you all. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:22:44 EST Seeing some change There's a change. Jan 10 - 212.4 <BR> Jan 17 - 211.2 <BR> Jan 24 - 210.4 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:19:19 EST Hey Everyone Hello my name is Jonneshia and I am excited to be a part of this group. I started out at 332 and weighed in today at 324.8. I started on SP January 1, 2015 and I am dedicated to changing my life. Glad to go through this journey with all of you. <em>381</em> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:49:27 EST A new week ahead One lb down this week. I am just happy to see it going down. <em>224</em> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:42:12 EST Lightbulb Moment has Ignited my Spark Journey! Good day, everyone! I am new to this team, and my starting weight one week ago was 220 lbs. <BR> <BR> The Christmas season just keep kicking around my house, with all of its chocolate and goodies. I have struggled with my weight since I was an obese child, but my current weight is the highest ever in my life. I was feeling really frustrated, so I started watching old episodes of "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" to try and find some sort of motivation. I watched one episode that c... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:44:48 EST Hello From Missouri Hello! I just rejoined SP last week. I started gaining weight back in 1977 when I was pregnant with my first child. It seems like I've been gaining ever since. I have decided to choose life over death not only for me but also for my family who have told me they would like to have me around for several more years. I had my first blood clot in a lung and 4th in a leg back in July 2014. I didn't realize my shortness of breath was due to the blood clot because of my size. My idea weight would b... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:23:54 EST First Weigh In First Weigh In: <BR> January 19, 2015: 187 lbs. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 03:04:43 EST Hello Everyone My name is Crystal and this is my first time using the forums/message boards on this site so I hope I'm doing this correctly. <BR> I first joined SparkPeople five years ago, and had success losing 36 pounds towards my 100 pound goal. Unfortunately, illness hit which meant a lack of exercise and that demotivated me to track my meals which ultimately let me to regain all I had lost plus another 20 pounds. Well now I'm back and ready to do this again! I'm counting on these weekly weigh-ins to h... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:42:14 EST Adding Spark to my weight loss Hi all, In October 2013, I had my 59th birthday and decided that the next decade of my life needed to be much healthier, more active and at a lower weight. I have been on a weight loss journey for over a year now. During that time I have lost almost 30 pounds. The holidays were tough and I found myself reverting back to some bad habits. I still have more to lose, so I needed to kick start my efforts. I am hopeful this will do the trick! Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:28:38 EST New today Hi, I'm new to this forum today but have been weighing on Fridays. <BR> Jan. 16--down 4 pounds since the beginning of January. <em>30</em> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:49:40 EST First Weigh in Today is my first weigh in and I'm at 200.6 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:51:32 EST Saturday Day Weigh In 211 Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:30:05 EST Spark In! This week I did not exercise every day as I had intended and my food choices went askew yesterday, but the positives are: I worked out this week and when I did I gave 100%, despite the food choice (fast food) I did not over eat just because it tasted good, and lastly I didn't throw a pity or guilt party. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/1/15:305 <BR> 1/8/15:299.4 (I think...maybe 299.6) <BR> 1/15/15:295 <BR> <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> Keep it movin' sparkers! And thanks for the love and encouragement (I fo... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:18:01 EST 2015 is going to be my year! I joined Spark People last year and lost weight initially. Then I fell off the wagon, but I maintained my weight. I have decided that I need to focus on this again. A new year, a new me. It takes some thought and planning to make sure I stay within my calorie count - and I haven't started the exercise yet. Right now it is enough to be aware of everything I put in my mouth and have begun to think about why I want what I want to eat. <BR> <BR> I will do this! Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:14:23 EST Tuesday Weigh-in 215 pounds Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:05:59 EST hello, 54 year old newbie Hi Im joining to be accountable for tracking my weight weekly. My weight loss has been up and down for the last 9 years, due to my eating habits compounded by menopause and a hectic work schedule. I have started back to excersizing a least 30 minutes every day, and periodically participating in excersize challenges. I seem to be gaining more weight not loosing it. Maybe tracking my weight and being accountable will help me.. Here goes Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:15:49 EST Weigh in (aka Spark in) 01/01/2015: 305 <BR> 01/08/2015: 299.4 Fri, 9 Jan 2015 19:13:00 EST Hello Guys My name is Candice and I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2010. The last four years have been a rollercoaster ride but I have had some of the best success with this site and the wonderful people I have met through this site as well. I am eager to meet more people who can be of good support to me as much as I can be to them! My goals are to check into this group once a week with a virtual weigh in to remain accountable. Too often I have played with the scale (when I am doing well I wei... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 19:09:52 EST 358 days to the me I want to be I am Julie will be 51 in March, just had the year from hell...2015 can only get better planning on losing 98.2 pounds. I need to have my surgery for my carpial tunnel & torn rotator cuff. Going back, back to school to finish my culinary/pastry degree. I want to get a good job, than open my own business, I want to fall in love and have that person REALLY fall in love with me. I want my kids to be happy and most of all I want to be healthy, AND to really start living my life and enjoying it!!!... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 22:59:45 EST monday weigh in started at 486 on my last weigh in I weighed 405 this time on the scale I weighed 398 this is the lowest I have been in at least 10 yrs so happy Wed, 7 Jan 2015 15:58:26 EST First time weighing in... woot! Monday January 5th... 160 lbs <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone and Happy New Year <BR> <BR> 2015 is going to be a great year. <em>224</em> Tue, 6 Jan 2015 23:09:10 EST Penny from Vermont Hi, <BR> I am a 55 yr old woman from Vermont. I was told by my heart doctor that I had to quit smoking and lose 20 lbs by June. Eventually, I will have to have my heart valve fixed and he wants me in the best health so recovery will be easy. I quit smoking on January 1st (cold turkey) and joined Sparkpeople to log in my meals to keep an eye on what I eat. I just started walking on my treadmill. I feel a little overwhelmed:} Any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. This ... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 16:29:33 EST No more excuses Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm Jen, I'm 31 years old and I'm at the heaviest I've ever been at 217 lbs. I've made a lot of excuses for my self in the past but I'm not going to let myself do that anymore. My biggest motivator is to get healthy before my husband and I try to conceive. I want to be as healthy as I can so when we do decided to try to get pregnant, I provide the best environment for the baby to grow. <BR> <BR> I joined a gym on the 1st and so far I have been every day except the 3rd. A... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 08:49:50 EST First Weigh in Today marks my first day of a healthier me. I stepped on the scale today and it said 201. I never thought I would see 200 on the scale but today I did. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 21:54:10 EST Back again I weighed 176 this morning. I haven't lost but I didn't gain. I stopped watching what I ate over the holidays. I did continue to walk daily. New Year and a fresh start! Mon, 5 Jan 2015 08:06:26 EST Time for a change towards health and wellness Hi, my name is Tonya. I joined SP a few years ago but never did much with it; I have recently rediscovered the site and helpful articles and hope to get more involved with the supportive community. I am a busy, working mom and have let myself get to my highest weight ever over the last couple years by doing a lot of stress eating and not exercising. It is really time for change to a healthy lifestyle. My goal is to lose 35 pounds and get my fitness back. I want to get back to using exercise f... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 23:05:34 EST I've come back Hello, Im Babs and Im a Spark returner. <BR> <BR> I've lost 4 stone using the eat healthy and clean diet (no processed food) <BR> I want to lose at leat a stone. <BR> <BR> Is there a weight converter here, I work in stones but do not know what my weight is in pounds? Sun, 4 Jan 2015 10:27:06 EST Just here to say hello Hi this is my first time posting on this team, I usually weight myself on Mondays(I did mean to do it today but forgot) as this is the day I go to the gym and I weigh myself on there machine as it gives me a little ticket, I don't usually keep it but I shall from now on. <BR> Last few years have been rather stressful for me but things maybe looking up so really want this to be my year. Over the last 3-4 years I have lost over 2 stones but struggled last year. <BR> I am thinking of rejoining ... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:04:55 EST First weigh in 208.3 First day at the gym Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:08:51 EST Need accountability to reach my goal! Hi! I'm Mom. As a breast cancer survivor I'm wanting to be as healthy as possible! Accountability of a team weigh-in should help me meet my goal. I want my weight in a healthy range. I'll be weighing in on Mondays. Thanks SP Weigh-in team! Sat, 27 Dec 2014 14:26:12 EST Not really been following a diet. For the last month I have not really followed my diet in the last month but I want to get back on it and hopefully lose at least 7 lbs before June when I go on holiday, I planned similar for last year but was troubled by stress and emotional eating(I am a carer for my husband) so I only lost 4lbs <BR> (over 2 stones in the last 3 years and maybe more). <BR> I go to the gym once a week, swimming twice and I like to walk. <BR> <em>41</em> <em>521</em> <em>446</em> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:38:39 EST hoping the weekly weigh-ins will help Hi,I'm at a very low point in this journey :( <BR> I really need some help staying motivated & on track. Since February 2013 I've had 3 surgeries & have gained 30+pounds. Can not do a lot of exercising anymore,I use to walk at least 5 days a week,now,I can barely move at times.Started back to work in August,after a year off,it's going ok,so now I want to start some sort of exercising,maybe try the stationary bike at the gym..?...Hoping the weekly weigh-ins will encourage me. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:03:07 EST Hoping this works Hi all, <BR> I'm a 45 year old wife and mother of 2 teenagers (and 4 Bernese Mtn dogs:) I've had weight problems my entire life. I've always focused on needing to lose weight to "look good" but have now reached a stage where I need to do it for health reasons. I'm at least 75 lbs overweight. I feel terrible and look even worse. I know I'm on the brink of having diabetes. I need to take off some weight but feel so much anxiety about being at my highest weight ever, that I can't seem to stop ea... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:19:00 EST Hello All Hi. I'm 28 years old (will be 29 next month) and looking to get in good shape. I used to be super skinny in high school and college. Although I don't want to get that skinny again, I would like to be at a healthy weight and have a nice body. <BR> <BR> My hobbies are running, reading, writing (I did and won NaNoWriMo this year), and video games. I'm always looking for new Sparkfriends, so feel free to check out my page. <BR> <BR> I picked Sunday as my weigh in day. And, yeah, that's a... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:20:38 EST Need motivators/frien s/accountability I'm new to SP, needing serious help with accountability. I start off doing great, and as soon as I start seeing progress I slack off thinking I'm already ahead of the game. I'm 21 married and stationed in Fort Drum NY, but born and raised in New Mexico. Being away from family and friends has put me in a deep depression, and about a year and a half ago I was seen for depression and since then I have put on about 45 pounds. (Also within this time I've had a baby, so some of it is baby weight) h... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:46:46 EST Starting over! 12/8/ 2014 203.8 <BR> 12/15/2014 203.0 <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 09:15:46 EST No Longer in ONEderland.... 203.8# - back in the 200's......... :( No longer in ONEderland....... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 16:37:40 EST Getting Started Hi. I'm new here but not new to trying to get healthier. I needed to find a place to find motivation and accountability online.Love all the options here! So I hope to stick with this. I need to lose about 30 pounds and think I'll try it in a "step-wise" manner. This looks like a great place to start. Mon, 1 Dec 2014 20:30:22 EST Reaching the Goal Thought this may help me to reach my goal... I wanted to lose 30lbs at the least before my family trip to Cuba in January, lately the scale has been going in the wrong direction so here I am set out to do this, its going to be difficult but here it goes... <BR> <BR> Starting 290lbs <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> Week 2 <BR> Week 3 <BR> Week 4 <BR> Week 5 <BR> Week 6 <BR> Week 7 <BR> Week 8 <BR> Week 9 <BR> Final Week <BR> <BR> Feel free to add your own goals on this board! Let's do this together!!... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:09:18 EST Another Step Ahead Lost only 1 pound this week, but it's still a step in the right direction. I hope I can keep on the right track this time.... <em>52</em> I'm really working hard to cut out the "no foods" that were staples in my diet before SparkPeople. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:06:03 EST New Bunny looking to Spark! I'm a 44 year old married lesbian. My wife is thin, and is very supportive of me on my journey. We live with our cat, and share a house with a male friend. He's on a ultra low carb diet, and I am counting calories and trying to eat healthy. I have a few small medical issues related to weight, but those will be kicked to the curb with six months of healthy eating and regular exercise! Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:11:13 EST Hi Have a nice week everybody <em>386</em> <em>243</em> <em>381</em> <em>91</em> <em>102</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:32:37 EST Monday Morning Smile In After last weeks no loss, this week lost two pounds! Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:32:16 EST Weiigh in on Sat. My husband weighs me. Sat, 8 Nov 2014 14:13:55 EST Need Accountableity Hi, <BR> I'm a 54 yr. old woman who is married and have mild cerebral palsy.I workout about 3 days a week with aerobics and the stationary bike. I walk, but not as much, because of my back hurts at times. Thanks for letting me in the group. I have no children because of the medication I take. Sorry this is long. Sat, 8 Nov 2014 14:01:26 EST I need accountability! lol I am joining this team because lately I keep yoyo-ing due to stress-related binge eating. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> <em>448</em> Some background about myself! : <BR> <BR> ~~~ <BR> I am a 31 year old former office worker and freelance web/graphic designer, who has just moved to a new town in a different state where I don't know anyone except my roommate. I am trying to get my first job in the "outside world" (after 16 years of working for my family) and also practicing to get my driver's ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 02:11:43 EST