SparkPeople SP Class of March 10-16, 2013 Team Messageboard This team is for all members who joined SparkPeople from March 10-16, 2013. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of March 10-16, 2013 Team Messageboard What are your goals for this year? I'm basically starting over (again) I'd like to lose at least 50 pounds this year and I'm making it a priority. <BR> <BR> What are your goals this year? Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:31:21 EST Starting Over Again! Monday, April 21, 2014 <BR> <BR> One of my sons took his life this month. I haven't been paying attention to my goals. After 3 weeks I am taking myself up by the boot straps and going on with my life. I will go back to work Wednesday of this week and I will start back with my exercising. I will also start watching my calories. Been emotional eating way too much also had to get back on Seroquel for Bipolar Disorder so I can work and do a good job and this medicine causes me to eat going to b... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:10:15 EST Hi Everyone! Just joining SparkPeople today. I'm not sure how this whole website works, but I'm excited to learn! I'm a recent empty-nester and am struggling with this even after eight months, so I've decided it's time to reclaim myself and my time. I'm looking forward to lots of exercise/walking time with my dogs now that summer is near, and hoping to shed some pounds doing it. :-) Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:39:14 EST Measure Progress Without the Scale <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=487 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lose that <em>192</em> ! Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:04:32 EST 10-Month Anniversary! <em>524</em> classmates! <BR> <BR> A BIG <em>242</em> to making it to the 10-month marker in our commitment to a healthier lifestyle and healthier US! <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> I have just returned after a 3-month hiatus from SparkPeople, but not from my healthy lifestyle. So good to be back! <BR> <BR> I see that I have been named the Team Leader, to which I am more than delighted to accept. Would be equally delighted to share this with another active team, do let m... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:09:00 EST Sparkpeople Super Bowl Ad ?? Received this as an email, but wanted to pass it to as many as possible: <BR> Right now Intuit is running a contest for small businesses. The prize is a commercial during the Super Bowl. I don't know about you, but every time I see a commercial for Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig I wish that SP had the resources to do the same. This is their chance to get the word out on a huge scale. All they need is the support of people like us. <BR> <BR> Go to this website and vote for SparkPeople: (It ju... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 08:43:28 EST Greetings! Howdy, <BR> <BR> My name is Tia and I am new to the team. I created my profile awhile back but let it pretty much die. Now I am back and taking action. I have 135lbs to loose (an entire person..oi vey). I figure there is no better time to start then the present. <BR> <BR> A little about me, I am a 30yo student and medical professional. Meaning I don't have much time after going to college full time and working full time. I tend to spend whatever moments I have with my family and sadly have ... Mon, 20 May 2013 13:09:50 EST Hey my name ishaher and 23 and mother of 2 ;) I love using this website to track my calories and fitness, it helps me so much. I'm also doing insanity everyday 6days a week its very intense and is my 2nd week I loveeeee it =) I can already see change and we all know change is great! If anyone has any questions please ask I'm very open and will answer anything. Thanks Fri, 5 Apr 2013 12:39:31 EST Hello everyone! I am so excited to be part of this online community! My friends and I have made so many positive changes together. I am happy to have a place to learn and share my accomplishments. Thu, 4 Apr 2013 21:53:55 EST jharp1745 here i'm new to this site and wanted to see if there was anyone out there with the same challenges. i've had ms since '91 and am newly dx with type 2 diabetes as of 7/12. quite an adjustment in my eating habits. its hard for me to stay active with my ms challenges and my eating habits were horrible. i am learning to eat better and trying to exercise but it is hard to find the energy sometimes. most days are spent in front of the computer and staying busy with housework and taking care of the... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 08:38:20 EST Mama D Hello, I am excited to be a part of Sparks. I have my good days as well as my bad days. I don't always log my progress, but I am eating healthier and working out not daily but getting there. I am frustrated that I gained 7 lbs since starting. I have re-focused and now am getting back on track. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:02:19 EST Proud of Me I was at a conference from last Thursday morning until I flew home yesterday. I'm pretty proud that I took my fitness DVDs and worked out in the hotel every day. Some days I worked out more than others, but I did at least a little something every day. I also logged my food every day (watching what I eat contributes WAY more to weight loss than fitness for me). I was over my calorie budget a bit every day, but I burned at least as much as I ate (I have a BodyBugg). I got back late last nig... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:05:42 EST Hello Everyone Im learning the site there's so much information, I hope to make Spark a part of my new healther lifestyle and hope to make some friends! Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:02:57 EST New member Hello everyone! I am new here and am excited about this website and working toward my goal of losing 30 pounds. I am still trying to learn about all this site has to offer and would appreciate any recommendations and tips. What have you found that works for you? Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:52:28 EST Hello Everyone Just stopping by and wanted to say hello hope everyone is going great and having a wonderful weekend <em>345</em> <em>386</em> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 19:12:33 EST New to group and Sparkpeople Hello everyone in our class of March 10-16, 2013. I am starting today and setting up Spark Page. I also took advantage of the free week Spark coach. I needed some structure and so far I love it. I did my first ten minute video and am gaining momentum and excitement to finally get this weight off and be healthy. I would love to have great friend to share this journey with. Please add me and check out my Sparkpage. Hope you all have a great day. <BR> <BR> ~Bernie Sat, 16 Mar 2013 14:13:26 EST new here Hello <BR> my name is Dana and I'm new on here. I want to lose weight I am diabetic and I have 2 boys. any advice is greatly appreciated. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:29:30 EST Hi I'm BridgetteB Hi I am 53 yrs old. Have reared 5 children and in need of motivation. I need to loose 26 lbs that Serouquil has put on me. I was diagnosed Bipolar in 1990 but I am ok. I believe that the LORD will help me through. As of now I need the encouragement to get from a size 14 to a size 8-10, that is what I am supposed to weigh. I used to be the motivator now I need the motivation.I plan to put all goal into full swing this Monday. Starting from the beginning of the week makes for a better start for... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 01:30:36 EST squishbutt Hi ppl, my name on here is Squishbutt, but in reality that is my granddaughters nickname. My real name is Ann. I was on this site years ago, I should have never left!! I am at my heaviest. Tried on some clothes today for a funeral, left the fitting room in tears. I have never been so ashamed of myself. Any support I can get would be great. Thanks for being here. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:12:35 EST Hi im sarah I joined this site to get myself back on track and hopefully over time lose all the weight i plan to lose. I have a huge goal, but im going to take my time to reach it. I plan on losing at least 100 lbs. I want to feel better about myself, and feel healthier. Im tired of feeling fat. I want to be comfortable in my own skin. So here i go. =] Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:52:38 EST Starting over Hi everyone I am starting over on SP I trying to relearn how to lose weight again. I try this three years did pretty good on it so I am giving it a chance again. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:10:29 EST introduction n........... Hi!! <BR> <BR> my name is Chris and I just got diagnosed with Diabetes and I am on pills for now hoping that is all I will have to do to get it under control so I dont have to do shots. <BR> I am needing to lose a lot of weight and my Dr seems to think that will fix a lot of the issues. <BR> <BR> I have problems with exercise due to a accident I was in my back and knees are issues for me that I cant do a lot in terms of exercising. <BR> <BR> I cant wait to get to know everyone here and... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:42:20 EST New and hoping for motivation I'm new to spark people and need motivation to help me lose the weight I need to lose. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 02:04:03 EST I'm ready to shed this fat and start a new life! Hi! My name is Beth and i'm extremely excited about taking control of my life and my weight. I have never been at a healthy weight and i don't know what it's like to be in shape, but i can't wait to find out! <BR> <BR> I found out recently that because of my weight, i'm beginning to have some serious health issues. I'm at high risk for diabetes and heart disease. I am also starting to have consistent high blood pressure. <BR> <BR> I am so tired of carrying around 100 pounds of extra weigh... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 01:58:36 EST Hello Everyone I have joined sparkpeople to get the support I need to lose weight to control my diabetes, cholesterol and take my life back Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:02:56 EST Bye Bye Baby Weight! Hey all! I'm Bri, a 29 year old special education teacher from northwestern PA. I'm no stranger to SP, I used it before my wedding 5 years ago and lost over 50 pounds! Shortly after getting married we found out we were pregnant. During my pregnancy, I gained back the 50 pounds I had lost plus an additional 25! For the past three years I've been struggling to lose this extra weight and have decided that it has been long enough. I've got the last bit, 25 pounds, to go and I'm determined t... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:40:27 EST hello everyone I am on weight loss goal of 35lbs. I still have baby weight, and I need help doing it. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:09:26 EST I'm looking for my goal getters... Hello everyone, i just signed up and looking for some ppl. Lynnette where are you? It's erma(tattoo) from bl. I don't know how to navigate through this site yet as right now I'm using my phone with a small screen. Well i hope everyone is doing great. Looking for ppl who are inspired and motivated to make a healthy change. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:01:38 EST New to SparkPeople Fell off the fitness wagon during the long-past holidays and haven't been able to get started again! Hope this helps! <BR> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:59:33 EST I am a mother of 6 Hello I am a mother of 6 kids and I want a helthy regimen for my everyday life I am also an Independant Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay I love to help others look beautiful and I want to be healthy for me family Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:13:48 EST I have just joined Sparks My name is Guylene and I am brand new to Sparks. I have joined because I really need to lose weight and help myself become healthy again. I was just diagnosed with vasculitis which is quite painful and scary. I feel losing weight and a good diet will help with this. I can use all the encouragment and help I can get. Thanks to everyone in advance for any encouragment or advice they can give me... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:05:26 EST Here for weight loss/Hello!! HELLO TO ALL. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:08:31 EST Hello! Hey y'all. So I've done multiple different weight loss websites like this one and they haven't worked that great for me, but I think I just need to be more focused and committed. Hoping Spark People works - I'd love any tips you guys have that worked for you :) Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:28:41 EST here to get help with weight loss I am 26 and need to loose some weight if anybody would like to help please let me know. All the help i can get is appreciated Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:59:00 EST here to get help with weight loss I am 26 and need to loose some weight if anybody would like to help please let me know. All the help i can get is appreciated Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:58:50 EST here to get help with weight loss I am 26 and need to loose some weight if anybody would like to help please let me know. All the help i can get is appreciated Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:58:42 EST Hey everyone! So I'm just starting this, and I'm pretty excited. I've been working out for a little bit now, but not really doing anything about my eating habits... Which kind of suck. I work out and what not, I am just trying to loose a few more pounds and "tone up" a bit! 12 pounds by April 12th! Wish me luck everyone! (: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:34:39 EST Sharon My name is Sharon <BR> I live in California, I'm 48, married, and have raised two children <BR> I need to lose 64 pounds. <BR> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:26:09 EST New here!! I am going to be 24 in a couple days, I am married almost 4 years and I have 3 kids. A 6 year old boy, a 3 year old boy and a 2 year old girl. My mom died 3 years ago and my husband and I have custody of my younger brothers, now 17 and 13. I am always stressed out about everything and I tend to eat junk when I am stressed and I have gained just recently 15 lbs but I have gained around 40lbs sense my mom died. I have been able to lose 3 or 4 lbs here and there but it never lasts. I also s... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:59:54 EST Hello SparkPeople! I'm a newbie! Hi, I'm Shelley, Looking for any kind of support I can get from people who knows what it is like to be obese, and can offer guidance and encouraging and kind words during my journey. I lost 40 lbs 2 yrs ago, and have kept most of it off, but still need to lose alot more, but stuck and cant figure out how to get motivated.I'm going to be 50 this year, and I told myself I wanted to lose at least 50-100 lbs by my Big 50, which is in December. Is it possible? Thanks for letting me share. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 02:49:19 EST Starting anew I just started today! As a composer and over-booked college student, I am finally making time to take care of myself. I never knew that such a supportive and active community existed; here's to a new start! Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:11:00 EST HELLO HELLO, I;M A 42 YR. OLD WOMEN TRYING TO LOOSE WT. AND CONTINUE TO TRY TO STAY IN SHAPE, I TRIED EVERYTHING OUT THERE TO HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM. FOUND THIS SITE AND IT SEEMS LIKE THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD FIT FOR ME. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:12:22 EST hello Hi, my name is Seria and I am joining Spark People because i have struggled with weight my entire life. I have started numerous diets just to get frustrated and give up. I hope this is the last time I ever have to START my weight loss journey. This time just feels different. I have the support of my husband, and this wonderful community, which is something I didn't have in the past. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:04:20 EST Barbara Ready to Lose and get healthy Hi there, I'm new to this and want to do well. I have had a weight problem for the last 20 years. I guess have knee replacement surgery and been diagnosed with sleep apnxea I have tried many diets but failed I'm 62 and I need to finally get healthy again and lose around 50 pounds or more. I want to be here to see my grandchildren grow up. I need to learn to make healthy choices, and get back in to excercising again. The time is now. I'm ready to get with it. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:29:12 EST Hello theree The reason I'm on this site is to lose weight like everyone else! I have a healthy BMI,Healthy weight etc, but I just look fat because I'm short! So time to cut the calories and do something about it! Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:56:48 EST new here! Hi everyone... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 05:11:11 EST Hello from a newbie! Hi from Patty! Searching for recipes for phase 2 of the HCG diet led me to this site. I've been busy saving recipes to My Recipe Collection today. Thanks to those of you have shared recipes which should help making phase 2 of the HCG diet more interesting. I have had undiagnosed health symptoms for the last 8 years which is when my weight began increasing dramatically. I am thrilled because after all this time, I have finally found a doctor who has been willing to go the extra mile to ... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:57:07 EST New to Spark People ...Old To Weight Loss I am the 43 year old mother to three girls and the wife to a great husband. I live in Texas and teach PK to 41 bonus kids. I love my kids, husband, job and everything else...but me. I have struggled with my weight since the second grade. I have come to the point in my life where my obesity affects every part of my life. I cannot get up and down off the floor at school like I need to. I cannot keep up with my kids. My husband and children are worried about me. I have high blood pressur... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:04:28 EST how are finding your first week? tell us how you are coping with your first week, did you find it hard or was it what you expected? Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:14:52 EST NEW TEAM LEADER I am your new team leader Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:54:48 EST