SparkPeople SP Class of July 7-13, 2013 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=59833 This team is for all members who joined SparkPeople from July 7-13, 2013. Welcome to Spark People and to our team! SparkPeople SP Class of July 7-13, 2013 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=59833 How's Everyone Doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59833x56631677 I don't post a lot to the team forums, but decided to poke around today and see how everyone is doing... I don't see any recent posts, and thought I'd 'check in', and see how the Class of July 7-13, 2013 is doing? I've lost 38.8 lbs so far, with another 20 to go! It's been a long road, but trying to stay motivated to finish this out, and get to the maintaining part, lol! :) Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:02:29 EST New Beginnings ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x56575292 In about 8 months I will be walking down the aisle to marry my best friend (yes thats corny!) and I want to look my best not only for the big day, but for myself! Although my timing is a bit late, I think this page and its memebers will give me the motivation I need to get my butt and gear and look amazing! <BR> <BR> The basics: <BR> 29 years old <BR> live in West Texas <BR> 1 dog <BR> 2 cats <BR> 1 amazing fiance <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:14:27 EST Lurking since July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x55410505 Hi, everyone. I joined the site in July 2013, but have finally decided to start tracking on a regular basis. In my 40s, married with two kids, female, 5'3", started 2013 at around 165 pounds and had just started taking a martial arts class once a week. Ten months later, am doing martial arts three days a week, yoga twice a week, and additional core/conditioning/fitness training five days a week. I plateaued at about 122 pounds a five weeks ago, and am ready to kick it to the next level, l... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 10:28:48 EST Tracey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x55381721 Hi, Joined in July and I'm finally getting motivated and starting to lose :) Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:28:16 EST From Weight Loss to Maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26485x59833x55217784 Here's an interesting article from Spark People: Shifting Gears from Weight Loss to Maintenance. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1063 </link> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:52:24 EST Overcome Your Excuses Not to Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26485x59833x55161636 Oh yes, we can find a thousand and one excuses not to exercise but Spark People has provided us with an article that will actually help us stop this. Read on: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1757 </link> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 12:28:23 EST April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x55048693 I dont know what I am doing....but i do know i want candy andother food to eat. It is 3:28am and have to fight the sadness and gear in my heart. I need toremember rhe poitive of eating is 2min satisfactionof the food and remember thenegtavive outways the postive. I need to care more to do omethimg productive and not eat junk.ithinkgoing togetjust a drink and go back to slee Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:32:33 EST September 2013 - Calories IN and OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26448x59833x54675179 <em>303</em> READ THE ENTIRE MESSAGE TO GET THE INSTRUCTIONS. IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL ME. <BR> <BR> Are we all ready to attack the month of September? Personally, I am! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> This is a challenge using the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD). You have now been online for a little over one month and you should be more familiar with the site. If you are experiencing difficulty in losing weight, check out the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 06:54:15 EST Always stuck at 7 or 8 lb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59833x54449709 Hi Friends, <BR> I think I need a pick me up. I have been trying to loose wt off and on the past few years. t seems whenever I lose 7 - 8 lbs I get tuck and have trouble losing more OR start feeling like I can eat more. Then I stop losing the weight. I've been at that point the past couple days. I thought I was doing well - past my exercise goals weekly, track my food daily since I joined SP with the exception of two days. The past few days I've been over my daily calorie count. I try... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 18:35:52 EST Hi, I'm Shanna! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54347522 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am 37 years old, I have one daughter, one dog, one cat, one boyfriend, one house, two jobs, and two love handles! <BR> <BR> I started my journey June 18th at 193 pounds. I was using a calorie counter app that I really like, as well as a weight chart app, but I found I was missing something... I needed more education, motivation, and accountability. I started sparkpeople on July 8th. I tried to back log everything, so I could get everything in one spot, b... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:15:07 EST Digital scale ARRGGGH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59833x54276674 Hi, everyone. <BR> <BR> I don't weight myself more than once a week now. Haven't lost a pound but my body seems to be fitter after exercising and tracking food this month. <BR> <BR> PROBLEM: when I first step on the scale, the weight looks high by 3 or 4 pounds. So I wait and step on again. It is always lower by at least 3 pounds. If I weigh myself several times, the lower weight is the one that keeps appearing. Help! Which weight do you think is correct? It has brand new batteries btw. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:00:26 EST Welcome to all SP Class of July 7-13, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54254430 Welcome to all and welcome to me. <BR> It really helps me to realize that I am in good company. You give me a lot of courage and awareness . I am not really good at being part of an online community, but I am giving it a try. <BR> I've kept logging in and that is a record for me. I am hoping it will become a habit. <BR> My food is still touch and go I try to eat healthy, but have a huge problem with portions. <BR> The moving and exercising is improving greatly. I am feeling stronger and f... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:25:10 EST first time on SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54209102 I stumbled onto this site, and I am so glad I did. I have been overweight for longer than I would like to admit. I have made excuses for far too long regarding my weight. This year I made a decision to make weight loss a priority, but I knew that I could not do it alone. Thankfully I found SparkPeople, so now I don't have to! I can feel the welcome and motivation from all of the posts on this site. Good luck to you all on your journey to a healthier life. Sun, 21 Jul 2013 08:50:25 EST Hi, I'm Linda - weightwatchers, pre-diabetic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54202600 I've been losing weight since 2009. I've lost over 40 lbs with WeightWatchers and have a bit more to lose. Recently I was diagnoised as pre-diabetic and cholesterol too high. I also have high blood pressure. I needed to track my food with more detail so here I am. Looking forward to connecting with other sparkpeople. <BR> My weight loss journey has not been a straight line. I've had a long plateau after losing 30, a regain of 15. since March 2012, I've lost about 30 lbs, including re-... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:44:46 EST Hi ya'll ! My name is Sandy P. I'm a newbie here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54199125 I gained 100 lbs. using an electric wheelchair for about 6 years. I still have the disease (RSD) that led to the wheelchair, yet I exercised my way back to being a bipod. The wheelchair stays in the attic now but I can't seem to get all 100 lbs to fit up there also:) I actually have about 45 lbs left to lose. I tried WW for 6 years, it never really worked for me, but I loved the group support aspect of the program. Even the leaders agreed that the plan alone didn't work for me! I have a... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 11:02:29 EST Hello out there... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54194002 I'm Heather...35 years old and getting ready to start on my transformation that will stick this time. I have never had an issue being the fluffy one of the group...but as I get older and my kids are growing, I realize that I want to be healty. Its not about being skinny....okay that's a lie...there are some days when I wish I was skinny and felt pretty for my boyfriend...but mostly its about me being healthy and liking what I see back at me when I look in a mirror. The secret girly girl in... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:44:31 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54154618 Hi my name is Sue and I am back to Sparkpeople to get support and motivation. I will be turning 50 this December and want to lose weight as my gift to me. I am an RN, working full-time nights which is a struggle for me to stay on track. Looking forward to getting back to Sparkpeople and all the support it can give me. <BR> <em>249</em> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:01:58 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54147974 I am a 42 year old single mother from a small town in Oklahoma who is ready to get back into shape. I've talked and griped about it for a while now and am ready to actually do the work. I am excited to get started and see where I will be in a few months. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:56:53 EST Here come Diva Mama Ready to rock the world! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54140676 Hi! I just had a baby 8 weeks ago and I was overweight before and after the pregnancy I'm looking to get healthy to reduce any of my hypothyroid symptoms and post pregnancy! I also want to be much more active with my kids and husband. I want to get back into toned and sexy shape!!!! Now I would like to learn from everyone's experience on this site and motivations from anyone would be a great help I need that support system and I promise I will return plenty of motivation and support you n... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:00:51 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54139618 Hi SP Class of July 7-13, 2013. My name is Jennifer. I will be 32 next week and live in TN, but I am from Ohio so I travel between the two places often. One of my biggest challenges is staying on track when I go see my family because of all of the good food around them (my mom owns a restaurant to boot). <BR> <BR> I wish you all luck in your goals and encourage you to add me as a friend while I work to get more familiar with the site! Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:26:11 EST Resparking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54131827 Hello! I used SparkPeople after my daughter was born (she's 5 1/2 now) and I loved it. I managed to lose the weight and this site really kept me on motivated. a couple of years ago I really started struggling with respiratory problems (asthma and pneumonia) and before I knew it I wasn't exercising and comforting eating drinking to feel better. In the last few months I really have gotten things under control so really time feel it's time to get back to Spark. The kids go back to school in 6 w... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:03:37 EST Starting 'small' is no bull! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26485x59833x54121684 Setting small goals when first starting up on this journey is the way to go. Read up! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=171 </link> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 10:16:00 EST 10 Reasons You Eat When You're Not Hungry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26485x59833x54112108 We have all been there... But it's good to do an introspection of oneself and see where we can modify things: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1660 </link> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 13:01:55 EST New to this support system http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54111788 Hello. <BR> I have been trying to loose weight for eight years now. I had gained 83 pounds during my pregnancy. My husband is VERY good at spoiling me. LOL But I struggle with anxiety and panic disorders. I have had very hard time getting my heart rate up without a surge of panic EVEN though logically I know it is good for me. I eat very healthy, MOST of the time. I am very busy and I think the only thing that is missing is the exercise and support. I truly hope to loose this weight ( 60... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:28:45 EST Hey y'all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54104043 My name is Kristyn and, like all of you, I'm new here. Well, new again anyway! This isn't my first go with SparkPeople, but I'm motivated to make this change for myself and I'm hoping SparkPeople will help me out. <BR> <BR> I live in a tiny little town in TX (where it is HOT). I'm mid-30s (my birthday is the 23rd of this month and I'll be 35 this year... YIKES!). I'm 13 1/2 years married to a great guy. I'm without children, by choice, but I do have two precious shih-tzu's (Anakin, 8, and C... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:31:18 EST Hi from Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54102742 Hi All! <BR> <BR> I'm here to hopefully lose around 90 pounds in 11 months so I can look awesome for my wedding. I'd also love to keep it off, so I'm looking to do this in a healthy way for once! I need as much support as I can get, so thank you for welcoming me to the team! Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:51:44 EST G'Day Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54102544 Thank you for the warm welcome PINKNFITCARLA & YICHE12! <BR> <BR> I have been a yo-yo dieter most of my adult life. As I get older (67), I realise that health is so important. I started the year off with a 12 week health and fitness program and after that ended I was determined to keep it up. Lately I have been struggling a bit with staying motivated and on track. So I am here to track my exercise and nutrition to help with that. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Rozie Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:27:27 EST Jacqui's weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x59833x54101871 So I thought that I really need to get some accountability and so I have decided to be open about my weigh ins every week and this will hopefully help to keep me on track <BR> <BR> First weigh in 12 July 2013: 189 lbs! Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:00:01 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54101809 Hello, just started today. I am obese and have 70 pounds to go. It seems like mission impossible at the moment so I am breaking it down into 5 pound goals. I really struggle with my eating and binge eat a lot. I am trying to clean up my diet and only eat healthy, nutritious foods. No more junk!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all :) Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:52:44 EST Hi! A geek girl ready to get fit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54100228 Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Meagan. I'm a 27 year old wife and stay at home mom! I'm really excited and motivated to get in healthy and in shape. So far, I've gone from 188 lbs to 182 lbs. My goal weight is about 125 lbs. I have many interests and hobbies but most of them have kept me sitting on my bum for years and it's time to do something positive for myself. <BR> I definitely welcome friendships and accountability partners! <BR> <BR> <em>344</em> Let's get fit! <BR> <BR> -Mea... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:05:22 EST Tips on How to Break Free from the Scale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26485x59833x54098993 Please take the time to read this article. It's important not to solely rely on the scale to measure your progress. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1625 </link> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:33:53 EST New to program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54091847 I am seeking to loose about 30 pounds by the fall. Not only will I feel better about myself-but for health reasons. I have a great spark coach which by the way is my son. My weakest area is motivation and staying on plan-MOTIVATION is a must. So lets the workout begin. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:10:17 EST hi my name gram02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54084778 I'm on here to help support, and get support,I have struggled trying to lose weight for some time now. <BR> So once again I'm here to help and share in our weight loss goals.So with out any more delay I'm ready to start. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 08:59:52 EST 10 Habits of Unsucessful Dieters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26485x59833x54083006 This is a MUST read article to set you off in the right direction! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1681 </link> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 06:05:02 EST Ready for Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54082417 I'm anxious to make some serious progress in this battle of the bulge. I'm married and work part time. I enjoy reading, nature, travel, and music. My main form of fitness is using the ellpitical, exercise bike and walking. <BR> <BR> I would like to lose 15 pounds by Mid-September. <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone! Thu, 11 Jul 2013 02:29:03 EST About to turn 27- and ready to change my life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54081876 Hi guys. I tried this once before years ago, but didn't have the patience for all the tracking. Now, I realize I need the community and support. My highest weight was 350 lbs. I lost 40 but started gaining some back over the years. The smallest I've been in the past several years is 297. I guess my first small goal is getting under 300 again- and staying there. My eventual goal, and as far as I dare to dream right now, is about 180, because that'd be the smallest I've been in my adult life- b... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:32:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54079575 New to this hopefully it works! :) Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:00:12 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54076934 I am seeking to finally do something for myself. Losing weight for my health so I can enjoy life instead of just sitting by and watching others. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:44:32 EST Too Many Missed Opportunities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54076212 Quickly, I am 33, married, two small kids (2 and 7), a second career RN in hospice (love it). I am a vegetarian (yes, a fat one) since the age of 14. I love classic lit, Anthony Bourdain (even though he eats mostly meat), Pilates (when I feel confident) and I am trying to reconnect with my former artistic side (shelved when I became a mama). <BR> <BR> I am going on vacation to Santo Domingo in one month. And once again, I am imagining the potential horrors of appearing before anyone in tropi... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:30:50 EST Tiffany's Ta-Da! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54075784 Hi, there! My name is Tiffany, and I'm from Alabama - up near Birmingham. Typical story... girl meets chocolate cake, girl falls in love with chocolate cake, chocolate cake makes girl buy elastic waistband pants... <BR> <BR> Seriously, though, I'm a mom of 5 - a step-daughter in her 30's, a son who would've been 20 this year, a daughter who's about to turn 19, and two who live at home still - aged 12 and 9. That's what my Spark Name means, by the way - TALK is the first letter of each of my ... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:47:52 EST Annmarie-c http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54075611 Hi I would like to introduce myself. I am a mother in my 40's. I need to get more energy to keep up with my very active boys. Every month that goes by I feel that I am getting more sluggish. Also since i have turned 40 (now 43.) I feel like I am gaining weight by the day. What I hope to get from joining Sparkpeiople is more energy, weight management, and healthy lifestyle. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:33:25 EST Hi to all Peeps...I am Egrian http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54074854 I have been over weight all my life except for once when I was sick... I know that I deserve to be treated right by ME and so I am setting out to learn how to do that. Yes I want to be thinner and prettier, but for me this is about health now. IF I ever had a chance to get this right I feel this is it THANK YOU SPARKPEOPLE!!! Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:13:47 EST I'm back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54073239 Hello all, <BR> <BR> My name is Jamie and I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2007. I did really well under the name jlv1825, but then I started to gain and gain and gain. I created another account about 2 years ago as a fresh start. Once again I did really well really fast and burned out. I lost 52 lbs in 4 months. I ended up gaining back all but 5 lbs of that. That is where I am today. <BR> <BR> I have tried to get the motivation and drive to start again for a while but never ... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:52:05 EST Beginner and I need help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54070681 Hi, <BR> My name is Susan and I'm 68 years old. I want to live a healthy life style.I need support along the way and I in turn will support you. I put in the wrong start weight now I can't figure out how to change it. I just put in what I thought when I actually weighed it was a pleasant surprise I actually weighed less but don't know how to change it. Any help would be appreciated. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Susan Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:58:10 EST forune http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54069414 i need help to lose my weight. im 29yrs old and weighing 78 kgs my height is 1.6 meters. i have tried to skip meals but not helping. please help. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:04:07 EST forune http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54069404 i need help to loss my weight. im 29yrs old and weighing 78 kgs my height is 1.6 meters. i have tried to skip meals but not helping. please help. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:02:56 EST Resitting Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54069283 Technically I am not new to spark but I have never actually used the site properly. I am ready to get rid of the weight the right way! I am 31 super busy and 40lbs overweight. I don't mind exercising but I eat poorly especially when I am bored. Taking it one day at a time. Kelli Wed, 10 Jul 2013 04:23:58 EST 33 years old, 242lb chica looking to get healthy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54068092 Hello! I'm brand new to online weight loss, so I don't really know where to start :D I was once a skinny chick, now an unhealthy heavy chick, realising it's time to make significant changes. I'm a picky eater, so often get discouraged with recipes. I have some physical limitations so often use that as an excuse not to exercise. All help, suggestions, mentorship, guidance and chat welcome! Tue, 9 Jul 2013 23:44:34 EST Hello I'm JC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54066237 Good Evening I'm JC, I am soon to be 34 and have been struggling with my weight and self esteem since I was in middle school. I have always wanted to be the small girl I imagine myself to be. I hope and pray with your support I can finally achieve that Goal. :) Tue, 9 Jul 2013 21:28:57 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54058906 Hi, I joined today. I find this blog quite interesting. Looking fwd to interact with you. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 09:45:17 EST Hi my name is Myra, Im from PA. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54055002 looking forward to a great start Tue, 9 Jul 2013 00:10:24 EST Another Sparkie Newbie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54054920 Hello Sparkies... My name is Kim. I'm a SparkPeople Newbie. :) I am looking to make new friends and lose weight - while having fun. :) <BR> <BR> I am Canadian, married and love photography. :) <BR> <BR> Let's get chatting.. :) Mon, 8 Jul 2013 23:59:33 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54054449 Hi! I just signed up to take the SparkPeople challenge and I'm really excited! I've been using Plexus Slim for the past few months and at first I lost 20lbs. However, I have stopped losing weight and have actually begun putting some of the weight back on. So, as you can tell...I'm definitely in need of help! I'm a teacher so I'm not working right now and I'm hoping that I will be able to lose a few pounds and inches before I go back to work in roughly six weeks. Advice welcomed.... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 23:19:51 EST Being on Prednizone and weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54053497 <em>249</em> <BR> Today I found this wonderful web sight called SparkPeople. I am a 57yr old mother of 5 and Grandma to 9 grandbabies, #10 will be here soon! I live in The Pacific Northwest. I do a lot of scrapbooking, amateur photography,and I embroider in the winter on my oldest daughter's wedding quilt. I have a lot of medical issues, one that's terminal, emphysema. I quit smoking on July 19, 2012 the night I came within a breath of dying. Now I have to take prednizone and I don't like ... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 22:13:37 EST New member :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54045070 Hi, I'm Jasmine. I'm a new member looking for some motivation and companionship as I lose weight for the second and hopefully last time! I lost a ton after having my girl 5 years ago, but unfortunately, work, school, and parenting made me lose track. I regret how long it has taken me to find this site. It is so helpful and all your stories and journeys are incredibly motivating! Please add me!! Thanks! Mon, 8 Jul 2013 09:30:57 EST CHANGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54042257 Hello I am new and desperate for change. I am so glad there are others out there who may feel the same. I don't have the website down yet, but will learn it as I go. Mon, 8 Jul 2013 02:55:31 EST First Day on Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54042038 Joined SparkPeople tonight with the hopes of changing my life, loosing weight, and getting healthier. Looking for a lot of support because it has been difficult with the influence from my parents to do super well in every area in life so in trying to do that my health was the one area that started to slip towards the end of high school. Mon, 8 Jul 2013 01:37:23 EST time to loose it and live! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54040830 Hi all, <BR> Eight years ago I wanted to loose weight. Without intention or a firm plan and commitment, each of those 8 years instead I gained 10-15lbs!! Now at 269 I must loose weight in order to live the full, meaningful, active life I need. Turning 40 in ten months and want to be well on my way to fabulous! II hope we can support each other on this journey and reach all of our goals! Sun, 7 Jul 2013 22:55:22 EST Introducti ion--phase 2? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54037928 Hey, everyone! I lost 40 pounds with Sparkpeople from July/2012 to December 2012. It was a very healthy weight loss and I learned a lot about eating right and exercising. I was part of a Zumba class and did my own workouts with at home DVDs, etc. <BR> <BR> I stopped losing weight in January of this year and hit a nine week plateau. I kept tracking, monitoring, exercising, and tried all sorts of things to "shake things up" but nothing worked. I definitely tried to maintain a positive mindset... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 18:44:44 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54036807 I'm Mickey and I joined sp today.im an indian living in US. i have tried all the yoyo dieting but I didn't do it consistently.i hope I stick on this time and get rid of 43 lbs. I want to become healthy and fit. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 17:17:00 EST Looking 4 a workout buddy in central NJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54035109 Hi, my name is Ana Caro, I belong to the Lady of America gym in Green Brook NJ. Currently looking to train for half marathons, triathlons, and some Ks. I train at the gym or outside. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 14:20:25 EST Ascending numbers -- getting to know one another! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26447x59833x54034696 Type the next number going upwards. Once you reach a double number like 11, 44, 101, 300 go to a team member and send him or her a goodie! It's a fantastic way of getting to know the other team members. <BR> <BR> I will start with: 1 Sun, 7 Jul 2013 13:36:15 EST How many points did you get on the wheels? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26447x59833x54034674 Today I got 3 and 7. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 13:33:32 EST Hello from Texas Crazy Wrap Girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54034630 My name is Donna and my goal is to lose 50 lbs. My schedule is hectic and I am always on the go. I'm married and have a 13 year old daughter. I am a distributor for It Works and love what I do! I have concentrated on everyone else but me, so now it's my time. I have started a challenge and we start tomorrow and I came across Spark People and fell in love with the site so we have incorporated that into helping us reach our goals. Between this site, having accountability partners, and my It Wor... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 13:27:36 EST Fired up! Ready to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54034026 Just read the book and am excited to embark on this journey! I have never done a message broad community thing, I am completely new to spark people, but here I am! <BR> <BR> I am new to spark people - here is what I wrote as my intro :) <BR> <BR> My name is Susie- I am from MN! Married, mother of 3 (ages 7, 4 &2), I like to paint, sew, go for a walk/jog, see movies and hang out with my little family :) <BR> <BR> I am currently maxed out- not sleeping, swimming in self doubt and unsure a... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 12:22:45 EST hello all....im ready to lose these pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54030864 I weigh 230...this is as big as I got with both my pregnancies. ....except now im not pregnant. I want to get healthy for my family and for my future. I also have hypothyroidism makes it very difficult to lose weight Sun, 7 Jul 2013 07:52:18 EST Ready for a healthy ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54030028 Hello everyone... I moved out of state and left my support group behind almost a year ago. I somehow gained 30lbs by doing so. Im really hoping this will help me to get myself into shape. Feel free to drop by and say HI! Sun, 7 Jul 2013 03:54:58 EST Hi looking to lose weight for good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x54030019 Hi there, <BR> Im kaitlyn and I've struggled with my weight for the last 6 years, I am currently at my top weight and am looking for a community that is inspirational. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 03:45:36 EST Get your water in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26448x59833x54016408 Drinking enough water is vitally important. Post an emoticon here to show you got all your water in each day. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 21:22:41 EST Six letter words only -- start with last letter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26447x59833x54007448 I will start with MENTOR. The next word should start with R. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 05:52:23 EST Hello there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x59833x53988359 My name is Lise (pronounced Lees) and I'm one of the co-leaders of this team. I have been part of the Spark People Community since April 30, 2009. Over time, I have experienced many ups and downs but I would say that the ups take over. I love this site as it provides all the tools necessary to help me reach my goals. I did start at 183.7 lbs for my 5'1.5" frame which was way too much (you can check out my Spark Page to see what I looked like if you so wish by clicking on my picture). Rig... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 13:07:51 EST