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