SparkPeople SP Class of August 11-17, 2013 Team Messageboard Welcome friends! We are so happy that you have joined us! So come on in and let's create healthy habits together one day at a time! You can do it! SparkPeople SP Class of August 11-17, 2013 Team Messageboard Starting again... this time for good! You know how it goes, you start with the best intentions, and after 1 or 2 weeks, you slowly start going back to your old ways. Well not this time! I am bound and determined to lose the weight and feel healthy again! For me, it's not about the size or the number on the scale...I just want to feel healthy again. I want to feel like myself again. This will be hard, the weight didn't come on overnight and I won't lose it overnight. So far, I have created a motivational board that I look at... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:09:10 EST I wish people would just talk to eachother I talk and talk but only my wife hears me who. Is a spark member as well. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:47:04 EST Need lots of advice and tips Hi my name is Sharon and I am trying to lose weight. I started last year and lost 80 pounds. I was doing very well on my own and making such great progress when I injured my knee. Torn Meniscus disc, after surgery and during PT my doctor told me to get back to exersicing the sooner I did it the better. Well I'm not so sure this was good advise since after just 3 months I am back in a lot of pain in the knee down to my ankle, anyway I'm going back to the doctors soon. but need advise of wa... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:48:44 EST 4 WEEK CHECK IN. HOW'S IT GOING? Hello team. How are you all doing? <BR> Well, that's been 4 weeks since I started my healthy eating plan. Weighed in tonight and another 2lbs off, making 12.5lbs in 4 weeks. I'm really pleased with that, but just a tiny bit disappointed that I didn't manage my first stone (14lbs) in my first month. Next week, though - for definite. <BR> Sometimes I find it really easy and other times it is really hard going. Just thought I'd check in and see if you all want to share your progress for y... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 19:09:54 EST December Hi my name id December I'm 46 a stay at home wife and mom..I have a married daughter and a 17 year old son. I a Christian. My goal is to beat PMS eating and learning to stick to a healthy eating plan. I have been on and off the weigh watcher plan for 19 years now and need something to kick start me into healthy eating lifestyle. I look forward to meeting people on this site. God Bless and happy healthy eating Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:17:05 EST Hi Everybody... Well, I just found this site and created my page... now the work begins. I am 45 years old from Ohio. I have to get back to the weight I was when I thought I was fat. I'm way past that now, and oh how I wish I was there again. I now know I'm fat. <BR> <BR> I would love to find a friend to encourage and help along the way... we could hopefully help eachother. I'm new to this site and still trying to figure it all out. Sat, 17 Aug 2013 23:11:42 EST Hello everyone! Hello all. I am new to this site. My aunt has had wonderful success with this site, because of the community here. My scale just passed a number that I never thought I'd see in my life, I'm now with 20 lbs of my 8-inches-taller husband. I have to change something. So here I am, changing. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to virtually meeting some of you and cheering you on to success! <BR> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:04:40 EST Games? How do you play the games that are listed? I don't see the rules. Oh, and what is a "goodie"? Sat, 17 Aug 2013 19:10:37 EST DAY 1 Hi! I am a PW and Homeschool mom to three wonderful, energetic children. I enjoy so many things! Where do I start? Maybe I enjoy food a "LOTTLE" to much! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I can wait to shed this 30 lbs and KEEP it off! Sat, 17 Aug 2013 19:06:41 EST Hello Hello I have 70 pounds to lose and feel quite overwhelmed at the moment. I am trying to take it baby steps at a time :-) Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:42:58 EST Hello! Just wanted to introduce myself... Hi my name is Cindy, I'm 50 years old and am trying to lose weight and get healthy. I started weight watchers in April and have lost 25 pounds so far. I want to lose another 75 pounds to get to my goal. I seem to beats stand still the last couple of weeks so I heard about this site and thought I would check it out. So far I've really liked reading he articles and recipes and would love to meet some nice people who have similar goals to trade ideas and help with. <BR> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:09:19 EST Hi there So introductions? Well...A few years ago I lost close to 50 pounds. I was feeling great, keeping it off, and enjoying an active lifestyle. <BR> What happened? In January of this year my husband had a traumatic injury at work. I am not making excuses for anything that happened but I was so busy trying to take care of him while meeting my other responsibilities I lost sight of taking care of myself. <BR> He is better now and I am tired of hating to get dressed because nothing fits! <BR> So here... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:42:29 EST Hello there! I wanted to introduce myself in the hope that I might find some people with similar goals to mine. I'm 27 years old, married, no kids, and currently 90 lbs above my target weight. <BR> <BR> I sit at a desk most of the day and since I moved to the US I have noticed that I have gained weight primarily due to inactivity. Public transport was always a big part of my daily commute in Australia so I walked a lot more. <BR> <BR> I bought myself a Fitbit recently and started tracking my steps but h... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:00:40 EST hello and hi ;-) Hello to everyone! I am still wandering around SP meeting, greeting, and joining a few more teams. So much great info to be found. Happy to make new friends and share in the journey to better health and fitness. <BR> <em>252</em> <em>213</em> <em>362</em> <BR> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:27:54 EST Thought i would add a spark in my life. Just wanted to say hello and introduce my self. My name is Janie and I live in a rural part of North Alabama. I have always tried to diet by myself and have always failed. I lose some and then it stops coming off and then I just get discouraged and just quite. Hoping that this will keep me motivated and hopefully push past that point . <BR> Little Debbie has been kicked out of the house and is not longer allowed here. Soda, chips, and all other devilishly yummy bad things are gone too. That ... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:04:28 EST I will NOT wait for next Monday... again I am all in starting now, not tomorrow! Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:31:54 EST Trying Something Different Hello All, <BR> <BR> My name is Renee and I want to lose 30 pounds. I am in a weight challenage at work and would like some new ideas. I have done Weight Watcher's twice seriously and 3 other times. While it has worked when I wanted it to, I found I got bored and went back to some old habits. I'm trying this site to see if there is something new and exciting I can add to my weight lost toolkit. Looking forward to work with everyone!! Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:17:42 EST hello I am new from Manitoba Canada I need to loose 30 pounds, but I will be happy with just 20 pounds off. I have a long list of aliments I won't bore you with. But my Dr insists I exercise. So here I am. Ready to go. Now just have to pick out my excercises and buy my food and I will be set. Good luck to everyone Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:28:15 EST My kid is off to College now it's time for me! Hello all, I have been a stay at home Mom for 18 years. My only child is off to College and I've decided it's time to take care of myself now. I've got 60 lbs. of baby weight to lose, and sure could use some support. <BR> Looking forward to this time for myself. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:42:22 EST Hello everyone Hi, <BR> I started on Monday and have already had a few small successes. Feeling pretty positive about losing the weight this time. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:06:35 EST Me Hi All!!! <BR> <BR> I'm Amy... I've tried literally every diet under the sun. Weight Watchers, Atkins, South Beach, Pills, Juice Fasts, and every single quick fix you can think of. I'm 31 years old, and I started gaining weight after I graduated from high school got a desk job and wasn't active. I've been to hell and back emotionally and feel like I'm back there again some days. I'm an emotional eater and in Feb of 2011 I held my grandmothers hand as she took her last breath. My nephew... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:32:39 EST Hello everyone! Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm Kate, and I am looking forward to this journey with some fantastic people along the way! I am an emotional over-eater, and I am just D-O-N-E with all the self doubt, self blame, self denial, and self hatred. <BR> <BR> Wow.. did that sound like a little bit like an infomercial to anyone else? <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, I look forward to meeting all of my fellow "classmates"! Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:53:36 EST Accountability Buddies Hey everyone! I am thinking that it would really help me stay motivated if I had someone out there holding me accountable for my food and exercise trackers. If anyone is interested in partnering up so we can motivate each other, let me know! The more accountability buddies I have, the better! :) Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:37:39 EST Hello to all!! Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself... My name is Kelly and I'm brand new here... Looking to change my eating habits, eat healthy, be more active... Feel better... Looking for support from others on the same journey... Life is to short not to live it to its fullest... Good luck to all who are here and I hope to make lots of friends along the way... GOD bless us all Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:02:37 EST new to this Hey, im edwin and i really would want to lose weight and i happened to stumble upon this website so i really hope this website is good i really would like some support on here because i really don't know what i am doing or what i am supposed to do Tue, 13 Aug 2013 22:28:25 EST The Healthy Table <em>370</em> Hello friends! What did you have to eat today? You can chart it here! <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> Breakfast- <BR> <BR> Lunch- <BR> <BR> Dinner- <BR> <BR> Snack- <BR> <BR> You can do it in this order so it is easy to read for all! <em>265</em> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:45:40 EST 30 pounds - Go Away Hi, <BR> <BR> I really want to say goodbye to 30 pounds! It seems like I bounce back and forth -- the pounds go up - the pounds go down... I was only 7 pounds away from the finish line several years ago -- but then the weight went back up after I stopped fitness bootcamp... Couldn't keep eating that way if you're not excercising that strenuous 4x per week. Then I lost some weight through eating vegan -- and the weight stayed off -- it was great! (BTW, I'm not vegan - but it worked grea... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:12:24 EST Hello I'm a 27 year old accountant. I've steadily gained weight over 5 years and am wanting to get back to a healthier lifestyle. I don't want to be skinny, but I want to be toned. Well wishes and good luck are welcome, magic if you have it would also not be turned away ;). Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:33:31 EST Hey everyone!! New to SparkPeople! Hey everybody! I'm Crista! <BR> <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople and wanting to say hello, introduce myself and maybe find some solid supporters! <BR> <BR> A little about mysef...I recently turned 29 (like the other day) and I'm feeling like I need to get this weight loss goal thing taken care once and for all! I don't want to go in to my 30's feeling overweight and un-physically fit! <BR> <BR> I used to be an avid runner and would have considered myself an athlete at one time. Now I feel li... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 06:04:50 EST Newbie Hey Everyone, <BR> A friend told me about this website and so far so good! I am trying really hard to lose weight. I am trying to watch what I eat, and exercising daily. Even if it is just tracking steps, it is much better than doing nothing and being unhappy with myself! No one can change myself but me! :-) So I am in this for the long run, and hope to kick lbs with all of you! <em>249</em> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 01:19:08 EST Just found this today... I had been on the Atkins Diet and I was able to loose some weight, but I was hungry. My husband found this and the foods look much better. I hope it will help me reach my goal of fitting into my Mother of the Groom dress comfortably by October 18.. Right now with it on I can not breath.. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 21:09:29 EST My introduction . Hi team , <BR> My name is Gaggs - ( Gary ) . lm 57 years of age and l weigh in at 140 kilos , l have a real battle ahead of me one that lve been battling for quite some time but one l will win , lve lost a number of battles along the way but l certainly will win the war , l have to drop 72 kilos in weight to arrive at my goal . <BR> lm very happilly married and my wonderful wifes name is Glenda , we have children , grandchildren and s cat named Bubba , we live in the western suburbs of Melbou... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:55:38 EST Not so "new" newbie! Hi! I joined Spark once before and lost 33 pounds, but left with 30 more to go. I came back in March, but have had a hard time staying motivated. I'm starting over with a new determination and 35 to lose!! Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:41:08 EST Aussie-Pom Hello everyone <BR> I'm Vanessa, age 41, with two young boys. I have had a stressful time over the last few years, having separated from my husband, attempting a few reconciliations, as well as studying from home. I also have very few friends and no family in my local area. All this has added up to unhealthy eating habits and eating for comfort and consolation! <BR> I've always been able to manage my weight, but in the last year I have relaxed too much on exercise and limiting calories. Now,... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:51:11 EST Hi from Texas! Hi! My name is Penny. I was on Sparkpeople a few years ago, and things were going well, but a divorce & adjusting to being a single mom of 3 took priority for a while. Now its time to make my health the priority, so I'm back. I have a long way to go to get where I need to be, but I know I can do it one step at a time. <BR> <BR> Penny Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:49:27 EST Hi from White Rock, BC! is now 11:30 a.m. and I am still in bed. Logged onto Pinterest at 8:30 a.m. and found a pin to this amazing community. Where have you been?! <BR> <BR> I've joined because I have gained 60 lbs in the past year. I went to a birthday party yesterday and saw a pic of myself and was shocked. I actually "quietly borrowed" my friends tablet and deleted all my pics. So, here I am... I am already encouraged by the numerous posts I've read and am excited to start this journey. Hmmmm... g... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:42:41 EST Share A Healthy Recipe We would love to try your favorite recipe! Please post your recipes here! <em>277</em> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:05:21 EST Give A Goodie And Receive A Goodie Hello Friends! We all like to receive a goodie right? Well then let's pass one on and the person that receives must then pass one on to the next person! Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:03:17 EST Name The Presidents In Order Hello Friends! Can you name the presidents in the correct order? Well then let's have some fun and do this! <em>306</em> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:57:29 EST 100,000 To 0 Hello Friends! Let's have some fun and count backwards from 100,000 to 0 <em>381</em> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:52:28 EST Positive Words Hello friends! Share positive word with us! You never know who may need to hear it! <em>220</em> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:34:41 EST Welcome Friends! Hello Friends! We are so glad that you have come to join us so come on in and introduce yourself! Hugs, Rose:) Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:36:48 EST