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 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 Hi I'm new & Tuesday Weigh In Hi. <BR> <BR> I just joined this discussion. How do I get the tracker? <BR> <BR> Here is my weigh in: <BR> 11/04: 155.4 <BR> 10/28: 155.4 <BR> 10/21: 155.4 <BR> 10/14: 155.4 <BR> 10/07: 155.4 <BR> <BR> As you can see I'm on a plateau. The good news, I'm not gaining weight and I'm tracking consistently. <BR> <em>521</em> <BR> Tue, 4 Nov 2014 22:21:14 EST The Boomerrang Is Back <em>18</em> Follow the bouncing ball--I have been on/off Spark several times--the boomerranging is now over;thought it a good time to start just before the Holidays begin--get myself going. <BR> I am 70;live in Maine;raised three sons--have a great DIL and two very rambunctious Grand-daughters--8 and 5. <BR> Just had a three day visit with him and whew--it took me three days to recuperate but wouldn't have it any other way. <BR> I am hooked on Books,Music,YandR--although this show has gone ... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 14:59:35 EST Starting Monday weigh-in 10/27/14-213.5 <BR> 11/3/14-213.0 <BR> <BR> Had hoped for more, but at least the scale is moving in the right direction. This week, I want to be better at tracking and making sure that I am writing absolutely everything down. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:23:23 EST Happy ? Unhappy ? Happy because I came back to my routine. Unhappy because my weight now is 192. This starting week ALL will be better, food and fitness. I enjoyed my grandsons and that is enough and worth the effort to lose this pounds again. <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>224</em> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 00:37:36 EST Never Gave Up I am back again. I visited the SparkPeople even though I wasn't actively participating. It did help me to keep helpful things in mind. My life and my son's have settled down now and I am able and ready to come back. I never gave up and managed to lose 9 pounds while I was gone...yippeee! Sun, 2 Nov 2014 14:43:11 EST Not giving up 2013 june i weighed in at 160 pounds. Today weigh in at 206. i fell off bad but i cant give up Sun, 2 Nov 2014 10:38:05 EST Hi, I'm new to this team. Hi, I'm Karen and new to this team. I joined SP Sept. of 2011 and had success from the start! I lost a total of 67# with losing before SP too, and plateaued at the end of 2012 and struggled these last several years and have gained around 20# back now. It's so frustrating and tough for me to exercise like I should with having a bum knee and Rheumatoid Arth. in my feet and hands so bad. I can walk about 10 min. on some days and I'm so hurting. I am scheduled for a total knee replacement Dec... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 23:45:22 EST My weigh-in Hope I am doing this right! <BR> My weigh-in day will be Mondays, except this first time because I was weighed at the doctor today (Saturday). <BR> <BR> 220. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 1.5 pounds a week. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 22:07:12 EST saturday weigh-in I'm back, Hopefully this time I will be able to complete my mission to lose weight. Every time I get started I feel so good and then tragedy strikes, Last time I was hit by a truck crossing the street and I am still having post concussive problems and body aches, but I am going to try. I wish everyone well and good luck. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 13:59:25 EST Thursday Weigh In Well I weighed myself today and I am 168lbs. I'm up a half pound and I haven't budged from my starting weight. I haven't got in a tonne of vigorous exercise so I think my diet might be good (I'm maintaining, not gaining or fluctuating), but I need to ramp up my exercise efforts. Onward! Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:58:01 EST Weigh in Just started yesterday. 213.5 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:35:08 EST Sunday weigh in Can't get to the weigh in page. I was pleased with my results this week but ut may not be accurate because I was sick with the flu, cold, sinus infection. Maybe I can keep them off this week. <em>198</em> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 18:53:53 EST weigh in starting 165.0 this morning trying to eat better and stay on track need to get down to 140 by christmas Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:41:39 EST Vacations!!!! I am going to weight tomorrow because I am going 1 week to Florida with my son and family, I will try my best , I don't want to gain weight, wish me luck, please. <em>430</em> <em>431</em> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:43:35 EST new Looking forward to my first weigh in. Love the accountability. I would like to have a friend/friends who weigh in on Sunday to hold me accountable and nudge me along. I have been going up and down for awhile. I lost 65+ have gained a large amount back. I have scale obession, if I see one I must get on someimes several times a day. I was a WWer and weighing in once a week worked great. I was even okay having a scale in the home. I was thinking that I may have to have my weigh in at a frien... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:49:38 EST 20 years old and 20(ish) lbs to go! Hello everyone, my name is Sammy. I am 20 years old, in my third year of college, and trying to figure out what to do with my life! I joined sparkteens a while back, probably about 5 years ago or something, and recently I decided to join again- but this time I am an adult haha. <BR> <BR> My first year of college I gained the freshman 15.... with an additional 15. So, going into my sophomore year at 5'2" and 184 lbs, I lost 30 of those pounds during that year, kept off that 30 this past summ... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:30:03 EST hello new to spark people.... Hello and welcome to my health and wellness fitness journey, this was actually my very first day of my journey. Actually a few days ago I have made a health discovery from my cpap machine. I really haven't been consistent with my machine and the cause of myself not being consistent with it, very tired throughout the day, very low energy. At first I thought it was my thyroid problems, but I said to myself let me try using my machine consistently for a few days and see what happens. The results... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:54 EST Monday Weigh-In 183.5 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:11:43 EST New to virtual weigh-in Hi Y'all <BR> I am hoping to lose this weight for good this time and hope this will keep me accountable. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:31:12 EST GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE!!! IM LOVELYDUTCHESS Hello All! I have been a member for a long time now. but I never actually took the time to explore the site. I did a few exercise videos and then I moved on to something else. Any whoo I started my weight loss journey over again 9/29/2014 and I have receive an email from spark with some weight loss tips and I log in and be logging in ever since. I can only say I wish I paid more attention to the site back then. I might have been successful with my journey. I LOVE everything this site offers a... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:12:28 EST Friday weigh in This is my first weigh in: <BR> <BR> 154 <em>521</em> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:12:10 EST Three months new here!!! Hi, I am in Sacramento, CA. I am almost 11 years widow, with 3 adult kids and 7 grandkids, I am here because I discover this page in face book and when I start reading, just I can't stop and I Jointed to SP the same day. I am so happy, I lost more than 10 pounds and I hope I can reach my goal on the time is programed or before. I am doing my best tracking my meals and exercises , drinking my water and checking in every day. By the way I am 63 and I check my weight every Saturday. And I am re... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:46:22 EST Friday weigh in 185.1 <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:31:27 EST weigh in 10/12 185.1 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:29:17 EST Just starting Weighed in this morning. My first weigh in. It's a start Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:58:31 EST Back in the game :) It's time to take stock and restart this weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> I was at 214 lbs. in August, I'm now down to 201 lbs. <BR> <BR> Set my goal weight to 189 lbs. that's the top end of a health weight for me. <BR> <BR> My ultimate goal is to get down to 175 lbs. and maintain that with a max of 180 lbs. <BR> <BR> March 2010 - 310 lbs. <BR> March 2011 - 210 lbs. <BR> March 2012 - 196 lbs. <BR> March 2013 - 202 lbs. <BR> March 2014 - 205 lbs. <BR> <BR> Started to lose weigh... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:25:14 EST Joining Friday Weigh-in I switched from the Monday Weigh-in to the Friday Weigh-In: <BR> 09/29: 171.6 <BR> 10/10: 169.8 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:44:44 EST About me I am a wife, mom of 4 girls-or young women, sister, daughter......and the list goes on. trying to find myself! Hoping to lose some excess weight, and get healthy! Looking forward to being in a accountability group! Thu, 9 Oct 2014 08:09:07 EST Oct 6 179.2 <em>275</em> <BR> First week in the Monday weigh in <BR> Second week back to SP Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:59:29 EST Oct 6 179.2 <em>275</em> <BR> Down 6 lbs from when I started back on SP 2 weeks ago, <BR> first time posting to Monday weigh in Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:54:38 EST Sunday Weigh In Sunday weigh-in . I am happy to see the trend going downward. My goal for next week is 2 pounds. (196.6). I am putting it out there so I can stay focused on my goal. Have a great week! <BR> <BR> <BR> 9/14/14 203.4 <BR> 9/21/14 200.7 <BR> 9/28/14 199.7 <BR> 10/5/14 198.8 <BR> <BR> Angel Sun, 5 Oct 2014 08:49:22 EST Newbie here Hi, everyone! Newish to Spark and very new to the forums so please be patient with me :) ! <BR> I am 45 with a wonderful 8 year old son. I want to loose about 50 pounds. I have lost as much as 20 lbs in the past but gained it all back. I am thankful that I didn't gain back more than I lost (got to find that silver lining to stay positive). Going on a cruise next June with a few of my family members. It would be nice to HAVE to by new summer clothes for the trip. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:31:37 EST Introducing myself Hi. I am Colleen and just turned 47. I am on a mission to lose weight. I want to be healthy not just for me but for my 2 kids. I logged my weigh in and for today, September 29th, 2014 is 178. I will be seriously exercising and getting in shape. <em>24</em> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:28:09 EST Introducing myself Hi. My name is colleen and I am hoping to lose 10 pounds by October 25th. I will be weighing myself tomorrow before I have breakfast. Hopefully sharing my weight will be a motivator to lose the weight. <em>30</em> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:18:47 EST Sunday Weigh In Hello, <BR> <BR> Lost 1 pound this week. I am finally under 200 pounds. I am looking forward to getting far away from that number. <BR> <BR> 9/14/14 203.4 <BR> 9/21/14 200.7 <BR> 9/28/14 199.7 <BR> <BR> Angel Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:54:44 EST change comes from the inside Hi, im Samantha from Florida. I was 322 pounds and the last time I weighed I was 290 pounds which was weeks ago I'm not a big fan of the scale you back from time this is as you in this team I'm willing to end this weigh once in a week. I used to be a binge eater especially after my father passed. i. Spiraled out of control this lasted for about 8 months my father passed Dec as last year. I finally got counseling and I decided it was time for a change for exercise buddies or accountability ... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:26:54 EST daily weigh in 9/21 183.4 Sunday weigh in <BR> 9/22 182.6 <BR> 9/23 181.6 <BR> 9/24 181.4 <BR> 9/25 180.4 <BR> 9/26 180.8 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:01:36 EST Monday Weigh in Lost .7 lbs my first week back on the Sparks! <BR> Week 1 180.6 <BR> Week 2 179.9 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:59:09 EST Monday Weigh-in I'm new to this forum but after a stressful summer where my weight crept up I'm hoping the accountability of a weekly weigh in will help keep me on track. So, here goes...I weighed in Monday morning at 195. Today is a fresh start. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:51:48 EST Joining the Monday Weigh-In 09/22/2014: 171.6 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:39:18 EST 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