SparkPeople NY SparkTeam Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6017 Welcome Everyone!! This group provides a way for us to learn, communicate, and encourage our team to progressively achieve our fitness and nutritional goals. SparkPeople NY SparkTeam Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6017 Hello SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x59112885 My name is Hannah, im 21 years old and I tried out this website about 2 1/2 years ago and like everything else, I gave up on it.. Recently some thing have happened in my life and i'm choosing to change my lifestyle. Hopefully this time I dont give up! That is why I'm here! Hoping others out there have been where I am and are willing to help me out! -Hannah Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:58:19 EST 50's must be the new black, cause I'm working it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x58728277 Hello Everyone, I stumbled upon this site and was very intrigued. I have lost 30 pounds since January 2014 and have gain tons of happiness, confidence and energy. I have more to do on this journey and facing it with a fierce detemination. I have been blessed with an opportunity to start again and I am hoping with your help and support the possibilities are just within my reach. Have a great day and stay encouraged, see ya next time. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:00:04 EST 3rd letter starts a new positive word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1268x6017x58669236 awEsome Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:15:42 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x58631537 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am restarting my journey and would love to here what is working for other New Yorker's out there. I am a 42 year old single mom with an 11 year old daughter. I want to be healthy for myself and her. Last time I was active on spark people I lost 45 pounds. I hope that some of you can lead me to challenge and push myself. <em>524</em> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:38:52 EST CourtClerk1987 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x58480035 I've been struggling forever with weight and have tried almost every diet/weight loss program. I'm so afraid of failure, AGAIN! This really looks like something I can do. I actually took a 15 minute walk at lunchtime and it's been about a year since I've walked for exercise. There was a time I could stick with maintaining my weight but not so much anymore. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers for a successful journey. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:29:46 EST Returning for the spark .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x58478378 Apologies for posting twice! Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:51:01 EST Returning for the spark ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x58478174 Somehow I've gained all the weight I lost 4 years ago, plus another 10 lbs. I've tried WW, myfitnesspal, going it alone, trying to "be good" at least 80% of the time .... and I'm tired of struggling. Bottom line is I need to track for the portion control and the monitoring of calories, fat & carbs I'm consuming. Also, I need to MOVE. I have a new treadmill in my living room, there is NO EXCUSE NOT TO BE USING IT. <BR> <BR> I created a new account, clean slate. If anyone remembers me, I used ... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:36:42 EST Kind of frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x58310849 I have tried to blog but can't figure it out. Is this the same thing? Anyway, I am having ups and downs. I have been pretty consistent at my weight loss, over the past month. The thing is I'm still exhausted. Is this normal? I'm only exercising 4 times a week. Only because I always get gung ho and over do it. Then quit. So, I want to take is slow. I make sure to walk on different days each week. I have been eating better. I love the food tracker. It doesn't make me feel like I'm counting calo... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:14:16 EST Determined to get healthy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x58160566 Until the age of 30 I never had trouble with my weight - always between size 3 & 5. After that a combination of depression and fibromyalgia took it's toll - I went from 115 to 230 lbs. 3 years ago after my divorce I managed to lose almost 70 lbs and hold steady at 160, good but not great. In the last year I started gaining that back and now weigh in at 185 again. I've noticed a huge difference in my health too, after losing the weight the fibro and migraines were easier to manage. Gaining... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:52:20 EST dealing with depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57874221 I am 37 years old with depression and rhuematoid arthritis and have gained alot of weight from over eating. I am new at this program but hoping it helps. Wed, 14 May 2014 18:14:27 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57841197 My name is Maritza and I am 58 yrs old. I am diabetic and have high cholesterol and high blood pressure too. I need to loose weight to get better. I will appreciate all the support given! thanks! Sun, 11 May 2014 23:33:03 EST Hi, Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57780871 Hi, all! Starting up on SparkPeople for what seems like the millionth time...my husband and I just recently got health insurance, and at my first doctor's appointment in nearly ten years I found out I have high cholesterol. I am hoping that, now that I have a legitimate medical reason to start taking care of myself, I will actually be able to follow through and get myself healthy. I've always known that I was overweight, but to have this added incentive will hopefully end up being a blessing ... Tue, 6 May 2014 15:52:26 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57579252 Hi everyone <BR> I've been on a weight loss all my life with big and small loses. I need all the tools available to make a permanent change. I envision a life where I am healthy, strong and full of energy. I know that if I keep doing what I've done, my life will be short lived. So I'm getting up once again and see if I can finally find that life that I've envisioned. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:12:09 EST introductions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57550094 Hey Everybody! <BR> <BR> Just joined and am loving the site. I would love to hear from you as well. I am currently on a weight loss ambition of about 35lbs. I am on day 2 of a 7 day challenge with advocate products. I am feeling the difference already. <BR> <BR> So what's your story.... and what do you do to lose weight.....lastly what is the biggest thing you've changed? Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:13:15 EST Hello from the ROC! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57544832 Good Morning Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Amy (but I prefer to go by Zor). I have been around SP for a few years on and off, but this is the last time I'm going to come back here. I don't intend to leave this time. I officially started my weight loss journey last year on the January 1st. I did well and lost 40 pounds before I plateaued and gave up. <BR> <BR> I made a couple of half-hearted attempts after that to get back on track but never really got anywhere. I gained some of the weight... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:09:48 EST New..beyond help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57394947 my name is Shirley and I join as a last resort to help myself become healthier and lose mega pounds.. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:50:59 EST Hello. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57321028 Good day from Spinster321. Born & raised in New York City, looking to lose 51 pounds. Hopefully this will help. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:48:47 EST Can't Do This Alone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57280188 I am a 53 year young female who has been struggling with her metabolism for many many years. I am 5'2" tall and weight approx. 132 pounds. I have been struggling for years to lose 5-10 pounds. I may lose 1 pound here and there but always seem to gain it right back. I joined sparkle several years ago but stopped because of no progress. I started tracking again a few months ago and still have not seen any results. I follow the nutrition plan and still do not lose weight. I seem to be con... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:24:03 EST Finally feeling motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57276729 Hi, <BR> <BR> I live in Rochester and am eager, as I'm sure is everyone, for Spring to arrive! I just finished my first week of SparkPeople, during which I focused on getting and learning to stay motivated. I am feeling really hopeful heading into the diet and exercise portions of the program. I have a cast for a broken foot, but am not going to let that stop me from increasing my activity level. :) <BR> <BR> I look forward to sharing this journey with you! <BR> <BR> Kim Thu, 27 Mar 2014 03:05:34 EST Hello Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57272284 My name is Wendy and I am trying to loose weight. My husband does all the cooking and I cant loose weight. Help I need some friends and suport. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:53:01 EST Woah, you just put me on the spot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57162511 Hello everyone. My name is Sunny and this feels a bit like rehab ( not that I've been there). Anway, I'm 21 and graduating from college this semester and I really hope to slim down by then. My sister's wedding is also soon and I really don't want to hear any negative comments. I'm smart, pretty ( how conceited of me),sporty, adventurous and funny(they point and laugh at me, I must be funny). Just gave up so many times, but now I'm serious! I won't let my loser side win this time! You're g... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:34:11 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57066595 Hi, I am new to the board & I look forward to the new me. Sun, 9 Mar 2014 20:36:23 EST Betty http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57051673 Hi, I would like to lose 20-30 lbs. I do work out with a trainer 3x a week. I wear a pedometer, but rarely get to 10,000 steps. my average is about 5,000. my additional problem is I will be leaving on a 3 month road trip so meals will be a problem. I am hoping to get a min. of 5,000 steps in a day, even on the days I will be driving all day. however I still need help trying to manage the 3 meals of eating out and some healthy snacks in between. can anyone help me with this???? Sat, 8 Mar 2014 13:10:46 EST Good Evening.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57019362 Hi - my name is Jeff, and I live in upstate NY. I've always been a "big guy"....I'm 6ft4, and usually weigh, plus or minus, about 300 pounds. I used to work in mental health, where size was often a factor in dealing with patients. And I've always felt that I derived part of my identity, from my size. <BR> <BR> Weight was never a problem - or at least I never perceived it as a problem......a number of years ago (probably more than 10), I was diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic....and I was main... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 19:10:49 EST Newb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57002391 Hi all I'm Steve I live in Upstate NY. Trying to make an honest attempt at slimming down. Im 300 pounds so I need to lose about half of that. Working on coming up with a great gym routine that is supplemented with mainly bodyweight workouts at home. Changing up my diet to whole foods, organic as possible. Cutting back on sugar and eating as much plant strong food as possible. Still eating meat but mainly chicken and fish. Doing smoothies for breakfast, cutting back on caffeine, drinking more ... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:41:15 EST Hello - Entering third week of Super Shred http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x57001503 Hi all, <BR> I am a 63 year old female that is entering my third week of Super Shred. I have followed the diet carefully, but have only lost TWO pounds. I am very drepressed about this. I was so excited to start this new venture (my goal was to drop 20 lbs. in four weeks) as the diet promises to do. Is this normal? What could I be doing wrong? I was not able to exercize for a full 30-40 Minutes per day, so I started gradually at 10 minutes and added about 5 - 10 min. each day to my work... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:34:20 EST Here I am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56866571 Hello, <BR> I'm Tessa (AKA Squishieme) I got the nick name squishie from my sister, I was at a Dr. appointment when I text her about it. It was a breast check up, there are some spots that they monitor every year. My sister asked how the boobies were doing I told he big and squishie. So squishie stuck. This is my third time working with sparkpeople. I really enjoyed it the first time met some members, but didn't keep in touch with them. The second time I let life get in the way. <BR... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:09:23 EST Harlita http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56860388 Hi everyone! this is it for me! i'm sick of being over weight! I quit smoking 5 years ago, while I was also going through menopause....the reward I got for that was an extra 30 lbs!! I want to feel like myself again. Any suggestions? Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:03:15 EST Looking for a Workout Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x56810128 I'm in Orleans County and am looking for a work out buddy... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:22:44 EST SCleveley http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56794011 My name is Samantha and I'm 27 years old. I'm a stay at home mom that has climbed to 204 pounds. My physician told me about this site as she uses it! After quitting my job in September 2012 to stay home with my now 5 year old, I quit smoking and ballooned to this size. It not only affected how I feel about myself but how I feel in my marriage. My husband always tells me I'm beautiful and I'm not fat but I feel the total opposite no matter how many times he says it. He tells me he married me f... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:09:08 EST I'm ready to begin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56781160 Hi everyone! I'm mid 40's my goal weight loss is 50 Lbs.( nail #1). I have been inactive for the most part for 4 years since my total hysterectomy ( nail#2). I currently have 2 hernias that need repaired...but I need to lose weight first...(nail #3). So I have lived the last several years worrying and sitting and wasting!!! I'M READY TO CHANGE!! I'm just unsure which direction to go. <BR> I started really " practicing" tracking on Spark people about a month ago( possitive#1)I've join... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 07:16:19 EST Hello From The Bronx http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56775216 Hi everyone! I am completely new to this site! I am a 30 year single mother to a 6 year old who got out of an abusive relationship a little over 2 years ago and am looking to regain self confidence again. Since I've had my daughter, I've gained over 40 lbs. I know it may not seem like a lit but to me it's a big leap. I was never a healthy person. My foods consisted of fast foods and junk foods. Even being raised, veggies and fruits were not pushed towards us. Because of that I'm an extremely ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:40:46 EST Bryan G2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56719071 Hello, I am new to this whole computer thing, my goal is to loose 100 pounds. Not sure what else to add Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:10:20 EST Here's to new beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56584495 I thought I could do it on my own. I tried, 4 years ago. I lost 60 pounds. I gained it all back. Then a few months ago in November I thought, what's stopping me? My only obstacle is myself. So I decided to try again. I lost 30 pounds since November, and got under 200, which was one of my goals. A part of me is scared to get back down to the weight I was when I last lost weight, in fear that it won't stick this time either. But I will never get there unless I try. Every day is a struggle, and ... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:40:21 EST I am discouraged! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56506124 Hi! I'm Sue. I work out everyday with strength training one day and cardio the next. I have been careful with portion control, and yet the scale doesn't budge. What am I doing wrong? Sat, 25 Jan 2014 07:29:59 EST Crossfit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x56430002 I'm looking to join a Crossfit box in Queens. Anyone have any recommendations? Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:32:31 EST Pound Rockout Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x56412738 Hello everyone! Has anyone tried the "Pound Rockout Workout" yet? It's sort of a dance fitness/toning class that is popping up around the country, and I've been going for two weeks. The reason I ask is because I'm not sure how to log it in my tracker. I've been listing it as cardio dancing (which includes zumba and hiphop blast) but I'm not sure how accurate this is...Any input is appreciated ! Sat, 18 Jan 2014 09:51:46 EST hi my name is kathy new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56363920 I've been down this road before. I have become a yoyo dieter. I need ALL the support i can get. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:55:54 EST hi my name is kathy new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56363919 I've been down this road before. I have become a yoyo dieter. I need ALL the support i can get. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:55:54 EST Hi I'm new today is my first day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56362075 Hi! I'm excited it my first day doing this. I would like to say, Hello to everyone. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:08:43 EST Good Samaritan 5k Run/Walk 4/12/2014 Liverpool,NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x56348633 Hi NY SparkTeam, <BR> <BR> I wanted to invite you to a race that I am helping to coordinate. It is called the Good Samaritan 5k Run/Walk. It is to benefit Christian Health Service of Syracuse located on Burnet Ave. The mission of Christian Health is to provide primary healthcare to those with little to no insurance. Since opening its doors December 2012, Christian Health has seen 7,000 patients with a constant waiting list. <BR> <BR> Please take time to view the links below, Thank YOU! <BR... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:02:54 EST Joining the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56325881 When I first joined this site, the site decided that it would be enough for me to lose about 36 pounds. That's not so bad. Then I went to another site that would show me what I should look like at my target weight goal. I still looked fat. I think it might be because of all those scrawny models out there. Anyway, whatever the case, I decided that I want to lose even more. Now I have 60 pounds to lose. I hope I did not set an unrealistic goal. I used the BMI chart to help me. Plus I never had ... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:05:35 EST starting over again in Kirkwood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56299789 Hey all. I'm not new to SP. I kind of dropped off the site but I am back now more determined to drop this weight. I've got a new set of goals and new ways of getting there. <BR> I gave up sugar about 10 days ago. I haven't eaten over 10-12 grams of sugar a day. Most days it's closer to 4 or 5. I've lost 5lbs already. I'm feeling better, I'm feeling more confident, and my hopes are up that this is the answer for me. <BR> Regulating the sugar isn't that hard its the outside things...go... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 06:52:51 EST 5k in Manhattan /Brooklyn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56282237 Hi all, <BR> <BR> When this cold thaws, I'd like to restart training for a 5k, with the couch to 5k running program. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know of any SUNDAY (not Saturday) races in April? Wed, 8 Jan 2014 22:48:28 EST Like a Phoenix I will rise again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56249733 Bad Breakup this weekend,feeling bad about my weight for a very long time.This is a start for new beginning and <BR> A reaching a goal of a beautiful new me Mon, 6 Jan 2014 20:15:15 EST Sherri....51 years old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56214767 I've been dealing with excessive weight gain for almost 8 years. I went from a size 2 to a 12 mainly due to perimenopause. I hope I will be done with it soon but the hormonal and pyschological aspects of it all are making me crazy. I do zumba four times a week and walk outside when the weather permits. Any ideas on diet for this situation??? Sat, 4 Jan 2014 16:22:46 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56204859 Hi all :) Fri, 3 Jan 2014 22:09:44 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56161191 Hello everyone! I am a married mother of three from Herkimer County and like so many of you, I have had some weight loss success in the past that I have undone to some extent due to slipping back into old habits. I believe my underlying problem is my sedentary lifestyle, and I am really going to focus on being more active this year, with my ultimate goal being to participate in the Boilermaker 5K and at least one obstacle run. Best of luck to everyone! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:03:03 EST weigtloss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56144705 I need to loosr the weight. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:27:32 EST Newest kid on the block. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56126806 Hi My name is Patty, and I've been doing this to myself all of my life. Every time I lose I gain back more - until I am now at my highest weight. I need support and I admire all the people on this sight. It give me hope. Here's to an exciting new year of working hard, being accountable, and sharing. God Bless and Peace, Patty Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:40:59 EST Ready to Get Fit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56077854 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm a 32 year old female from NY. I used to be fit during high school, but gained a lot in college and have continued gaining ever since. I have tried losing weight many times....sometimes successfully, sometimes not. I am so tired of being overweight, and now I have a big goal to shoot for - a trip to Hawaii next summer! My biggest problem is with staying motivated. I often start out great, but as time goes on and stress enters I slack off on workouts or begin ea... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 09:58:40 EST Hello from Endicott, NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x56011666 Hey all, <BR> <BR> I'm Tess and I recently moved from SC back to NY to be close to my family again after 16 years in the South (born and raised in NY). Yeah... call me crazy but the snow and ice and cold are worth it to watch my nieces and nephews grow up! I am a content manager for a software company and I work from home full time. <BR> <BR> So, I live in Endicott and am trying to lose weight and regain strength after being sick for a while. I am looking at a few gyms in the area - Amer... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:36:09 EST Hi I'm Emily From LI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55922428 Hi my name is Emily and I was on here back in 2007, lost 50 pounds then gained back the weight from over eating, found out I had tons of allergies and now suffer from chronic hives etc.. <BR> I have been losing weight now since November since I turned 30 years old I am determined to get healthy since I am 30 now. Right now I am just counting calories but slowly I will start taking out wheat then dairy for a little while. Its just so hard! I have lost 11 pounds so far and am determined to los... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 14:21:35 EST Returning to Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55920290 Hello, I'm Alex and I have just rejoined sparkpeople. Two years ago I started working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through weight watchers and a personal trainer in college and lost 20 lbs. However, during my last semester of college and a summer trip abroad (too much guinness!!!!) I gained everything back and am back to my original weight of 185. I am now trying to get back to eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle. I joined the YMCA, and also have a new job starting next ... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 11:03:42 EST I CAN do this !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55885075 Hello Everyone !! I really need to lose 20 -25 lbs, and I know I cannot do it on my own, because I have tried. So happy to have found Spark People !! I have been battling a couple of auto immune diseases along with arthritis, and really need to lose these extra pounds. I have aged tremendously in the past two years -- I want my life back !! I have no patience and I realize this takes small steps. With your help, support, and encouragement, I know I can do this. My son gets married July 4th 20... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 08:16:51 EST Hi. My name is Karen. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55853063 Hi - I have struggled with weight all of m life. I am determined to stop yo-yo dieting and commit to changing my lifestyle to a healthier one! I am tired of the emotional roller coaster effect of losing and gaining weight. Tue, 3 Dec 2013 14:59:54 EST Yesican150 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55815718 Trying hard again to be healthy and full of the energy I need to live fully! Have lost weight through weight watchers..got down to 160s, but did not do what I need to to keep it off. I now weigh 188 through a combination of optifast and my mds advice for a month. I am weaning off the optifast shakes and transitioning to a healthy diet and exercise routine through spark people. My main challenges are staying organized and committed..especially on long days babysitting w grandchildren! Sat, 30 Nov 2013 15:31:35 EST Yesican150 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55815717 Trying hard again to be healthy and full of the energy I need to live fully! Have lost weight through weight watchers..got down to 160s, but did not do what I need to to keep it off. I now weigh 188 through a combination of optifast and my mds advice for a month. I am weaning off the optifast shakes and transitioning to a healthy diet and exercise routine through spark people. My main challenges are staying organized and committed..especially on long days babysitting w grandchildren! Sat, 30 Nov 2013 15:31:35 EST I'm back after 2 years to try this again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55782298 I tried Sparkpeople a few years ago but I never committed to it like I should have. So here I am giving it and myself another chance at success. If I could just overcome my low willpower and low motivation,I know I could do it! I welcome any positive advice ........ Wed, 27 Nov 2013 06:47:46 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55729473 Hello all , I'm Rose Anne I'm here to learn to be more healthy and lose some weight and have some fun! Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:05:43 EST hello from upstate NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55722237 <em>524</em> I have never posted before ... but I will be posting more as I get the hang of this. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:48:05 EST Spark Meetup in Binghamton, NY Sat 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x55504258 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> If you’re anywhere near Binghamton NY, come join me and DDOORN at a beginner-friendly contra dancing event happening next Saturday, November 9 in Binghamton. There will be LIVE MUSIC and lessons! <BR> <BR> Contra dancing is sort of like square dancing crossed with swing. There is always fun live music. It’s super beginner-friendly and if you can walk, you can pretty much contra dance. Here's a video with people explaining why they like contra dancing and showing t... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 20:19:15 EST My name is rosemary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55497308 This my frist at time website I'm try get health eat lost 75 lb in 5 monuth Sun, 3 Nov 2013 08:55:41 EST Down in the dumps and looking for motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55492363 I've had a rough year so far with my husband having an affair, asking for a divorce, and my daughter's mental health problems. I have gained a lot of weight and have zero motivation to exercise or eat better. My self esteem is in the toilet, and it's time for me to stop feeling sorry for myself, stop using food for emotional comfort, get off my ass and start working out. Sat, 2 Nov 2013 21:33:05 EST leighleigh57 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55439270 Hi. I am new at this and kind of lost about how to do all of this right now. But I need to get moving and into shape, and I am so tired of being overweight. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:58:10 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55278125 Hi I'm Chrissy. I'm 33 and over weight. I have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. After many failed attempts at losing weight I'm hoping this site will be helpful. Exercise is sometimes very difficult for me but I'm hoping tracking my food intake will get me on the track to losing weight. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:12:28 EST Go walking in Manhattan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1268x6017x55214837 Anyone work in Manhattan and would like to go walking with me???? I am located near Herald Square! <em>334</em> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:16:38 EST I want to feel hot again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55214603 My name is demetra, I am from Brooklyn, NY and I have been trying to lose my "baby weight" for 18 months. These last 35 lbs won't come off so I decided to go back on the South Beach Diet. I am a working mom, so I have a difficult time finding time for exercise and when I get a few minutes...the motivation is lacking. Most of my friends are stay at home moms and generally have time to exercise when the baby is napping, which would be a luxury to me. I would love some friends so we could supp... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:51:37 EST hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55206389 my name is joanne and this is day one for me and so far so good. i am very determined to lose weight i quit smoking a little over a year ago and put on more weight so if i can quit smoking i can lose weight too so wish me luck Wed, 9 Oct 2013 19:53:59 EST new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55063722 Hi. I'm in Kirkwood, NY and just joined SP. I'm a 40 yr old married mom of 1. I am in desperate need of weight loss support. My husband is a chef and I am his sous chef. We don't eat healthy at all, its mostly grab and go with us and it shows and I'm tired of it. I get frustrated at my lack of will power when we are at the restaurant. I've tried bringing my meals but I always seem to end up eating things I did not bring. The temptation is insane. <BR> <BR> I am hoping with team supp... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:32:31 EST Retired teacher http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x55021912 Hi! <BR> I am new to this group and looking to lose 80 pounds by next July!! I was a first grade teacher for many years...now undertaking the take care of me motto and get healthy!! Losing weight and getting fit is just a part of getting healthy!! I am so glad to have found this site. I have lost 40 pounds so far with WW and a lap band but fell off the wagon :) and am climbing back on. Thanks to all for adding me!! I need all the encouragement I can get. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:43:33 EST a new day...a new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54964657 Hello! Well its a little difficult for me to introduce myself. Its so much easier to talk about anything and everything than it is to talk about me. So for now I will stick to the basics. I am a female. There that wasn't so hard..I will try another. I'm married and have two beautiful daughters. (As if daughters could be anything but beautiful) huh! this intro isn't so hard. Ummmm...uh oh...I've got writers block. Sheesh! Figures! Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:01:07 EST Getting Fit for my Wedding day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54958138 Hi, my name is Katie. I have been putting off losing the weight I've gained since I graduated college but I only have 9 months until my wedding. Hoping to get back down to my normal weight which means 50 pounds to lose by the time of my bridal shower this upcoming March! Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:24:50 EST Need helpan friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54878263 Hi my name is Nancy I am 66 years old an I just lost my husband due to a illness of the lungs since he has passed I find myself very lonely an have gained 20 lbs I was I was already overweight so I really could use some help and friends thank you Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:30:36 EST My Personal Battle of a lifetime http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54725310 64 yrs of age and diagnosed and treated for Coronary Artery Disease about 20 yrs ago. Since then have had bypass surgery and numerous heart caths to insert cardiac stents. <BR> Currently a diabetic along with the other stuff and trying very hard to lose weight that I don't need in order to become healthier in the upcoming years. <BR> I login everyday to Sparkspeople and find it very helpful to track eating habits and for encouragement from others who are taking or have been taking this journ... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 08:29:41 EST anyone interested in physique57 BFF challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x54706423 Hi NYC Physique57 go-ers, I am looking for someone to complete the NYC Physique57 BFF challenge with. Please let me know if you are interested! Thank you. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you and a friend each take 16 classes in 4 weeks, we'll reward each of you with: <BR> <BR> - Bliss Hot Cream Manicure <BR> - FREE Physique 57 class <BR> - 15% off your next class package <BR> <BR> It's simple. Sign-up at the front desk and get ready to take on the world! <BR> <BR> *Applies to NYC Studios... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:23:57 EST Adironda ks/North Country folks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54560678 So happy to have found you..I am still stumbling around this site..it is jam packed with good things! I live near Lake George..anyone close by? Have a fabulous week to come....debbie Sat, 17 Aug 2013 20:19:58 EST walking in central NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1268x6017x54469676 Looking for walking friends in the utica area Sat, 10 Aug 2013 10:54:08 EST Confident http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54430282 Hi everyone !! I'm Jennifer. I'm 29 years old . I weight 171 lbs. I've always been skinny (I was 110lbs when I got married 2004) but the past 3 years has really started to catch up with me. I'm getting ready to do IVF in Sept. and my doc wants me to lose as much weight as I can by then. (about 5 weeks !!) I know it's a short amount of time but I've done it before. I just need some ideas to get there faster. I just bought hip hop abs and Insanity ...Crazy I know ! I'm willing to try anything... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 09:08:42 EST Time for change... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54419378 Hello Everyone - I am for the 1st time in my life trying to lose weight - I am 51 and never had a weight problem but the last 10 years it has appeared - I am not a over eater - in fact I have to learn to eat more - I usually only ate once a day and occasionally I eat lunch - Never breakfast - I don't eat breads and not a big sweet person and don't like chocolate - so where has al this weight come from? Somedays I have almost no energy for anything - I am a travel agent so I sit at a desk a l... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 11:56:04 EST Suz and I am planning to lose! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54404753 Hi, New to this and hope to gain insight and support in this journey! Mon, 5 Aug 2013 10:51:14 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54372111 Hi my name is Jordan and I'm a 23 year old who is moving to NY in September. I'm starting a new chapter in my life with my dream internship, downside is I'm moving from Alaska and losing my in person accountability and would love to have that and meet some people along the way since I only know a handful of people where I'm moving to. <BR> <BR> I'm moving to at this moment Elmira as that is where my internship is but might wind up with an apartment for a little bit in Corning. If there is ... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 19:07:29 EST Mystical Winds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54367567 Hi all. I am 36 and a mother of three teens. I love to swim, bike, walk, read, and write. I have fought to lose weight for years and am looking to drop as much as possible while toning the fat and still be healthy. I don't want to be a stick figure but a slimmer figure would be nice. Fri, 2 Aug 2013 11:03:18 EST Need support after diagnosis of PE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54357194 Hi my name is Debbie 56 years old and was very active until I had rt. shoulder surgery 4/19/13. About 6 wks post op I experienced a horrible pain on rt side underneath rib cage when I turned to my right and could not take a breathe. That was just the beginning and as weeks went by other symptoms of chest pain burning feeling radiating down arms and then shortness of breath. After 5 ER visits I was diagnosed on 7/22/13 with bilateral PE and spent one week in hospital. I am home now on Coum... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 17:01:21 EST Where are you from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x54335298 I think it would be fun to see where we all live. No specifics just town, city, or even county. <BR> <BR> I am from Norwich Wed, 31 Jul 2013 06:22:51 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54256302 I feel as though you will already know a lot about me since this message is going to appear on multiple boards, and if you want to know more you can visit my spark page. I don't normally interact with anyone online, but I do want to wish you all well and say thank you to Spark People. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:49:23 EST Hi All! I'm ready to be a loser! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54135532 Hi! My name is Lisa and I want, no need, to lose at least 40 pounds! I'm not too much into exercise at this time. I do perform in Karate classes 3 times weekly. My goal is to become a Black Belt by the year I turn 50, which is by Jan 1, 2016. Many times my belly gets in the way of performing some of the activities and I have to do something about it! I also like to have support along the way.... so here we go! Good Luck Everyone! Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:41:02 EST Annmarie-c http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x54075610 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 Fun looking race for Albany Area folk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x53983255 http://www.hadleybusinessassociation.net/e<BR>vents.html <link>www.hadleybusinessassociation.net/ev<BR>ents.html </link> <BR> <BR> This is a Run, Bike Inner Tube triathlon and it looks like *so much durned fun* but I am already committed to another race the same weekend (West Point Triathlon). Its in Lake Luzerne in the Glens Falls (Warren County) area. Race format is a 5K/3.1M run, then 7,5M bike and then an inner tube race across the Hudson River. The distances arent too long and it ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 06:03:04 EST Good Morning to All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x53921115 I'm so happy to have found this site but actually I was searching the internet for a girdle to hide my belly and then I came across an article in the Huffing ton Post by Pam Holmes. She recommended your site and her story of losing 175 lbs. was so inspiring. She's an older woman as I am with joint aches etc. and I related so much with her journey and when she recommended your site; I said this might just work for me. At present, I cannot exercise but I will walk daily, even if it's just a ... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:22:00 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x53808466 I'm Kiera and live in Oswego! Just started running and am hooked. Looking forward to getting to know all of you! Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:51:43 EST new to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x53727485 Hello everyone! I am a 34 year old mother of 3. I had been doing weight watchers, and trying to lose weight. Then several months ago I had a injury that has been slow to healing. So I gained alot of weight, and now would like to try to lose it. I am not able to do alot of exercises. I am looking forward to starting and sharing my journey! Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:39:26 EST Hi.New and in need of support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x53676161 Hello All <BR> <BR> I'm new to spark people but not to weight issues. This has been an unsuccessful journey my entire life. I just turned 48 on Friday, married, one child. I'm starting to have too many weight related problems and I'm ready for a positive change. Hope this will be time to finally be successful. Sun, 9 Jun 2013 22:06:27 EST Rochester Ton of Fun Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1268x6017x53521281 Hi everyone, if you are in Rochester, on June 8th, Fleet Feet Sports is challenging Rochester to lose a ton of weight in 12 weeks! <BR> You pay to sign up but if you 1) weigh in 8 times and 2) lose 5% of your weight, you get gift cards to get all your money back. All you have to lose is the weight! <BR> Check out www.fleetfeetrochester.com to join the challenge!! Wed, 29 May 2013 10:23:41 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x53461942 My name is Pat and I would like to loose at least 90 pounds. The number seems to large for me to reach but, I am going to give it an all american try. I usually give up too soon. I love food but, mostly junk. I would like to make some life time changes. I am looking forward to being on this journey with the rest of you. I know I will need your support. So, thanks ahead of time. <BR> Thank you, Fri, 24 May 2013 09:51:11 EST Life begins today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x53413870 Am one that gets going well and tends to talk herself out of anything or justify why I am still sitting at my desk right now and not going to the stairs and doing a flight or two Mon, 20 May 2013 14:38:24 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x53407161 Hey, I'm Dani, I'm 24 years old. I joined this site in hopes to find encouragement and to stop feeling like I am alone in trying to lose the weight. I'm currently 182 lbs, and my goal weight as of right now is 120. I have a part time job and I go to school full time. I currently work in the backroom, and I'm hoping that because I will be more active at work, it will help the weight come off. I've spent my whole life struggling with my weight. I was teased for a very long time, and even now... Mon, 20 May 2013 03:11:45 EST Where in NYS do you live ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x53401906 I live about 20 miles North of Utica ,is anyone a Spark member near me. I am fairly new to the site and have just loaded Spark Solutions on my mini IPAD. I have about 15-20 pounds to lose and it has been an uphill battle. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Sun, 19 May 2013 17:31:14 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x53243000 New to Sparks People working hard at reaching my goal. I enjoy see the amount of points needed to get to the next award. Keeps me working harder. I am really enjoying seeing and hearing people say they are beginning to see a difference. I feel it in my pants and belt, I'm so happy. I really enjoy the new diet salads and sea food. Shrimps and salmon and cat fish, cod fish. I want to treat myself to a nice live lobster soon when I reach 160. I'm trying to get down from 204 to 145. I am now 184... Mon, 6 May 2013 14:41:58 EST where r u from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x53134870 Wee gonna start a fun lil thread here, all ya gotta dotta do is pop in say where ya from in ny ya don't have to if u don't wish to but it will b kinda fun I think <BR> <BR> Chaffee,ny Sun, 28 Apr 2013 05:07:17 EST MUDRUN PAVILION, NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x53124355 Have any of you heard of Mud Factor? If yes is anyone going? im just curious because me and the wife are going and we could be TEAM SPARK PEOPLE <em>334</em> Plus we could all meet with each other and what is better then that huh? heres the website to check it out if noone knows what it is. Funny story i was just listening to lily and on spark radio and they talked about going to see one, then wifey comes in and asks if i wanna go? HECK YEAH that looks awesome and whats better then playing... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:42:43 EST Hello from WNY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x53124299 Hello everyone my name is Brian, i just joined up this past Monday. I used to be a over the roadtruck driver until a brain aynurism shattered my world in 2009, now im perm. disabled and suffer from chronic migrains and depression. Was 190 lbs when driving when had aynurism i skyrocketed to 350, i have managed to get back down to 270 but hit a brick wall. So such is my life, just trying to get on the healthy track something i never have tried before so we will see how it goes thanks for all yo... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:21:34 EST Hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x53110204 Hi my name is danielle. I am new here. hoping to meet some new people and get motivated Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:20:23 EST Starting over with hopes of success this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x53105563 Hi! I'm a 38 year old female who has battled her weight from child hood. I've gone through much in my 38 years, more than one should..but I have survived it.. unfortunately always blaming my lack of wt loss on to much other things to worry about.. It's time for me.. and I'm hoping this helps :) <BR> I joined yesterday and have been looking through the sight and it seems like an amazing source of support and community.. I'm excited to be a part of it and see what comes. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:43:46 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52966957 Hi I'm a 22 year old single mother of two toddlers. I was still thin after they were born so my new extra weight is not from them. Infact I didn't start gaining untill a year ago when I broke up with their daddy my partner of six years. I have gained 35 pounds since then and do not feel like I'm me anymore. I just want to wear all my favorite clothes again and be healthy. Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:21:58 EST Losing some weight-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52812256 Hey my name is Nicole im 22 years old and trying to lose 60 pounds, this says i can do it my november what do you think/. Wed, 3 Apr 2013 12:37:28 EST Got to get with it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52768339 My name is Mary. I just turned 45! I signed on to SparkPeople months ago, but didn't really do anything with it. So here I am ready at last I think....I will need lost of encouragement. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:58:53 EST time to lose the chunk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52765541 Hi, my name is Betty and I am 44 and trying to lose the chunk. After 4 kids it is time for me to focus on losing the 25 pounds around my midsection. I never really had to worry about what I ate but as I get older and everything seems to be slowing down I am realizing I better start. I look forward to utilizing the SparkPeople website and trackers. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 11:40:35 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52743579 Hi! My name is george, I am 40, married and have 2 boys. I live in bellmore. <BR> <BR> My goals are to lose weight and be healthy for my family <BR> <BR> I also want to get in better shape since I am also a volunteer Firefighter. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:43:35 EST Lunch time walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x52743224 I decided to go for a little walk today during lunch, walked for 30 minutes and felt great after. Felt good to get out and walk for a bit. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:08:05 EST long way to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52716649 Hi my name is Elaine and i am wayyyyy overweight , i love living on my computer which is part of my problem , i cant seem to get out of infront of the thing . Plus i have an addiction to starch and carbs . My parents both had type 2 diabietis w/ insulin dependency . Im headed there too . My youngest son is getting married in Sept and while i know i probably wont look like Barbie , i do want to be lighter in the pictrures . I need to lose 100 + lbs by may and burn 900 + calores to do it . I us... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:40:46 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52653008 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 22:02:56 EST 27 live in the Bronx. Workout buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52612453 hi I'm 27 from the Bronx, I'm looking to put on weight and build muscle and stay fit. I have a lot of goals in mind and would be awesome to find another dream catcher as well. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:17:18 EST hello fellow spark peoples! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52606375 Hey my name is julie ann and i just joined spark. I always had a weight problem. I am not too bad now but i want to get in shape for the summer. hopefully this will help me some lol, I sure do need it. I thought this would be a cool thing to do, ya know like be around like minded people. :) Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:39:08 EST Saying Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52597100 Hi I'm hoping to lose weight and get in shape but I don't have much confidence or motivation so hopefully you guys will help with that :) Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:38:18 EST Hi New here -jaime http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52587075 Hi I want to lose weight to be a healthy 130, I weigh 163 and do plenty of exercise a week. I want a positive life that I wont be afraid or embarrassed to go to the beach. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:41:59 EST squishbutt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52551406 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52547582 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 13:52:37 EST Just starting out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52423839 I'm just starting out for the first time, genuinely taking this seriously. Trying to make the life changes necessary to successfully tackle a weight problem that I have suffocated under for my entire life. <BR> <BR> Very overweight and actually sick physically so exercise is out. I can start with light 10 minute walks a day, but that's about it n the physical exertion front. As complete newbie, I would love to hear any tips anyone might have for food ideas. Been browsing through all the... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 06:43:03 EST Hello to all.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52421106 Hello, my name is Ashley. I'm a mother to 4 beautiful children, 2 living and 2 that look over me everyday I love to read do crafts and love to be with my children. After the lost of my last child I started to get into deep depression and now I'm finally ready to climb to the top of the hill again so I'm ready to lose weight and tone my stomach. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 22:38:06 EST motivation ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x52365562 Checking In! Haven't been on here but need to get my motivation back especially for my daily walk. Wish I had an exercise / walking buddy. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 09:50:06 EST Margie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52352988 I'm a grandmother of 7 grandchildren from ages, 2, 3, 11, 15, 20, 21, & 22. I would love to lose enough weight to be able to run and play around with my younger grandchildren without feeling so tired. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 11:02:08 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52330860 My name is Margarita and I'm looking forward to losing this extra weight I've Gained. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:46:27 EST kattykathy1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52306312 Hi everyone, We are one big support group. Looking forward to being a spark member. <BR> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:15:20 EST Looking for walk/races in the Binghamton area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x52243171 I am new to this walk/run thing and don't know exactly where to begin. I would like to do something in support of a health issue or group of some kind. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:08:30 EST Just saying Hi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52184195 Hi,I am Hermilyn and I just joined Sparkpeople.I am looking forward to meeting new people here .To hear and share our stories as we reach our goal weight . Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:13:39 EST just had a baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52082340 hi my name is Stephanie and I am 33 years old and just had my 4th child ive been spending my days taking care of the little man and not to long ago returned back to work I am now ready to drop the rest of my weight and feel comfortable in my body again Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:02:28 EST New to sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52067023 Hello everyone:) My name is Brenda. I am 37 yrs old. I have 3 children. A set of 8 yr old twins(boy and a girl) and a 14 yr old daughter. I have been married for 16 yrs. I have tried so many weight loss plans and failed. I cannot seem to find the willpower. I need lots of encouragement and support! I want to look and feel better... most of all to be healthier. and maintain my weight. Please help!!! Thanks for listening!! Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:52:14 EST The journey begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52065075 Just started sparks and looking forward to this new journey! Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:54:44 EST Excited to start the journey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52064682 50 years old looking to loose 25 pounds and start a new journey to rediscover my life and to enjoy every minute ! <BR> Looking forward to making many new friends on this site and building strong and lasting relationships, full of motivation, inspiration and lots and lots of fun! Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:20:47 EST tired of being fat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52017221 Hi everyone, im turning 42 this year and im tired of being over weight. I lost weight 3 yrs ago and after some horrible events in my life. My eating and exercising habits went to hell. The weight crept back on. Well this yr im ready to put my self first again and realized I needed some support. Thu, 7 Feb 2013 03:32:24 EST Started 2 days ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52011893 Hi everyone. Learning how to navigate the SP site and am having such a great time. Went to the gym Mon. & Tues. for about 90 mins., only 20 min. on elyptical at home today. Back to the gym tomorrow. <BR> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 18:42:32 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x52004835 Hi all, Long Island New York here, trying to lose 30 lbs by summer. My slogan is "I want my ice cream". Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:42:57 EST New at using this site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51939320 Good morning. Back in August I had signed up on this site as well as another, and of cource we are all so busy so using both wasn't happening. So here I am again, just looking at changing things up a bit. Since Aug. 28, 2012, I have lost 37 lbs....made it through the holidays and kept focused. I would love some supportive friends. I am still learning how to use this site. It seems like there is so much to offer. Sat, 2 Feb 2013 06:39:21 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51936140 Hi, <BR> I'm new and I'm scared. I'm so overweight and I don't feel like I can do this. Not even sure where to start. I need some support. Please! Fri, 1 Feb 2013 21:57:25 EST This Is It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51904334 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Marquetta. I have joined Sparkpeople because I am tired of not being happy with myself because of my <BR> weight. I've struggled for year always losing and gaining it all back and then some. I am currently the heaviest I've ever been. My goal is to finally reach my goal weight and maintain it. <BR> I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, writing poetry, and I am a Christian. <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:55:27 EST This Is It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51903673 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Marquetta. I have joined Sparkpeople because I am tired of not being happy with myself because of my <BR> weight. I've struggled for year always losing and gaining it all back and then some. I am currently the heaviest I've ever been. My goal is to finally reach my goal weight and maintain it. <BR> I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, writing poetry, and I am a Christian. <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:09:48 EST Hi! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51881065 My name is Jenny and I am about to turn 30 the end of June. I've had a weight problem all my life. Growing up, my mom always cooked the most delicious meals... the ones that are drenched in butter and fat. She always pushed the desserts and the sodas and so I grew up with unhealthy portions and snacking. But at some point... you have to stop blaming others and start taking the responsibility upon yourself. That's what I am trying to do. As of now, I have been soda free for almost a month. I w... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:14:13 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51857810 Hello, My grandkids call me Mimi--I prefer it to my given name. I am a returning "newbie" to spark people and hope with all my heart this time is the charm. Have lost large amounts of weight in the past on WW and Medifast only to put it back on. I am tired of the struggle, but willing to give it one more shot. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:45:18 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51837659 I joined a few weeks ago, but didn't really figure out how to post messages until today! Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:06:51 EST A work in progress..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51834812 Hello, my name is Ali. I'm hoping to meet people on here who can inspire and motivate me. And maybe someday I may do the same. I definitely need a HUGE push !!! Sat, 26 Jan 2013 15:28:07 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51806735 Hello my name is samori i am 300 pounds. i am new and i realy am looking foward to losing weight. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:41:17 EST Eating to Live http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51789545 My name is Michelle and I'm on a weight loss journey where I'm trying to change my motives in order to change my habits. I've lost about 80 lbs. in the past year and a half but recently I've gained 10 back. I'm determined to get back on track. I've dealt with it all: anorexia, bulimia, closet-eater, guilt, shame, bullied all through school, you name it. The only thing I know for sure is that Jesus is my Lord and Savior and He didn't intend for my life to be built around addictions, guilt,... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:03:17 EST Has anyone walked or cycled the Erie canal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1269x6017x51782548 My family and I are planning on cycling the canal this summer. Has anyone used it, live near it, or have taken the whole trek. <em>332</em> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:10:06 EST Roxanne Shante is going to lose -20+lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51657120 Hi My Name is Roxanne Shante and some of you may know me if you remember 80's hiphop , but either way I am here to get Healthy, Fit and have some fun while doing it! I am in New York and Memphis I will come out join workouts and if its free count me in !! So lets do it! Plz Believe it !! Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:57:01 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51643962 Just completed my first day! This seems to be a great program. Amazing once you start tracking your food intake and exercise how it puts things into perspective. <BR> <BR> Good luck to us all in meeting our goals and thank you in advance for the support and advice! Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:24:31 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51585579 I am 48 year old nurse who was recently diagnoses with Type 1 diabetes. I work out on a regular basis and eat healthy but I am unable to budge any weight. Very frustrating!!!! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:23:16 EST Another 3 lbs. bites the dust! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x51538325 Was so happy to see the number on the scale this morning! I am on my way and am going to do this THIS time!! Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:57:34 EST a little lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51458999 Hi everybody, I'm not sure how to communicate with others on this site. Too bad there is no chat where we could talk in real time. I would like to make friends who struggle with weight like me. I am the biggest of my friends and want to change that. I need support system!!! Please help! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 20:22:14 EST Ready for a new year and a new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51453844 I have joined SparkPeople to help me get motivated to get back in gear, over the last 2 years I have lost over 100 lbs but still have a long ways to go. I have struggled the last 6 months and want to get back on track for myself as well as to be a better Mom and wife. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 14:07:54 EST Teri326 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51412646 Hi my name is Teri and this is my first time using this program, It seems to be good. I have not started yet- trying to get over the Flu. Wishme luck. I can't wait to get started. <BR> <BR> Teri Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:59:48 EST Hi! Mom of 10 needs help to improve life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51377392 I am a mom of 10, my oldest is 20, my youngest is 4 months. I need to loose 100 pounds and get my blood pressure and cholesterol under control, however i have a bad habit of neglecting myself, my needs. My mother passed in 2002, and she was my best friend. I have had increasingly more episodes with depression and social anxiety, and food seems to be my comfort. I have no close friends or family, besides my own children. I figured i would give this site a try. I really think if i improve... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 01:01:27 EST Glad to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51375843 My name is Amanda, I'm 26 year old mother of 3. I have been in college for the past 16 months and hate to admit that in that time i have gained 30 pounds. I have for some reason developed a love of food that i have never had before. My goal has always been 130 and for about 4 years before i started school i held steady at 140. I'm not going to let that 140 be enough this time. I'm gong for it and hope to find some friends here to hold me accountable. I live in Elmira NY and would love to... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 22:07:40 EST Newbie needs support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51366364 Hi, I'm susan. I was doing another online weight loss plan but for some reason have become "stuck" and thought by joining Sparkpeople.com I might find some new motivation and inspiration to lose not only the 10 lbs i've recently gained from a 30lb weight loss, but another 30 as well. <BR> Have heard a lot of good about Sparkpeople.com so I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do! <BR> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 07:48:10 EST hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x51316988 Hii! I'm here to finally face the fact that I cannot do this alone. hope to meet fellow NY'ers on this journey and maybe make some new friends. :) Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:54:00 EST PLANET FITNESS IN HARLEM ANYONE?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x51159823 Does anyone go to the gym on 126th n lenox ave?? I need a gym partner! Im available like 9-10:30am Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:00:29 EST Did it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x50993380 Went to the gym and did an hour of cardio!! Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:26:14 EST Hey Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50952466 My name is Kerrie and I'm trying to find a way to finally get healthy in my life! I've made a lot of changes in my life in the past year and am almost down 30 lbs. I'm very excited except that I have a long way to go! I'm trying to find a way that will hold me accountable for all my actions and provide a little consistency in journey to get healthy! <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading and ANY advice or support will be greatly appreciated! Sat, 24 Nov 2012 21:09:41 EST kitkatflynn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50881981 hi im new member who is trying to lose some weight this is scary for me.i don.t want to fail.im also a weightwatcher member.also cyndy 10 tried to e-mail back im not doiing something right.please do not think im ignoring you.ive aleady done qigong and some chair moves..my body is stiff.but i will not give up great times had by all .kitkatflynn Sun, 18 Nov 2012 20:59:44 EST I want to lose weight because of children http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50873461 I had open heart surgery about a year ago n gain 60lb that not good for I have try the p90x but that too much for me got mad n gave up now 200 pound Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:11:40 EST i just want to be sexy again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50861454 Hi, I am from Middletown ,NY and I am looking for someone to eaither workout with or I can talk to for support on losing weight. I want to feel good about muself again and I just don't have the motivation to do it alone. If you think you are the right perosn to get me to my goal, please write back. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 07:36:11 EST Is there a walking group that meets? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50830655 I'm interested in finding motivation to start exercising and I was wondering if this group has any in-person meetings. Maybe walking around central park or something? Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:42:57 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50799994 Hello my name is Sharon and I am from Pine Bush. I have two kids and ready to lose weight. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:22:00 EST CALIMILLO NEEDS HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50797723 HI SPARKPEOPLE i AM TRYING TO LOSE SOME WEIGHT WITH YOUR HELP. I NEED MOTIVATION. I WAS JUST TOLD BY MY DOCTOR THAT I HAVE DIABETES AND I AM VERY SCARED. HE SAID I NEEDED TO LOSE SOME WEIGHT. PLEASE HELP ME. I NEED THE MOTIVATION. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:11:23 EST Hi. I'm Alyn and I'm fat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50782872 Hi, all. <BR> <BR> I'm 49 for another month and a half (will be 48 when January rolls along - no way I'm not counting backwards when the alternative is 50!!!) and I'm loaded with problems that keep me at my (BMI-labeled) "obese" level: work stress, home stress, diabetes, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, depression, bad back and knee, and other stuff I'm forgetting - oh, yeah, forgetfulness. <BR> <BR> Trying to go from my 216 down to 180. <BR> <BR> I know I'm not alone, so joining ... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 12:53:19 EST Ready for a new lifestyle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50730489 Hey everyone, my name is Rita. I have been goofing around with keeping track of what I eat or exercise but now it's not going to happen any longer because I am tired of feeling down and self conscious about myself, it's time for me to change my life around and start a Paleo diet. If anyone knows any good recipes on this website that are Paleo-safe please don't hesitate to share. Thanks! Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:23:28 EST Jingle Bell Run 2012 Syracuse NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x50698179 Hi <BR> This year will be my 3rd year to run the Jingle bell run. well I really walk/run it..but the reason why it is so important to me is because not only is it for a good cause, but 3 years ago when I started Spark it was my first 5k.. I had to walk it then the next year I jogged more then walking, this year I plan on doing the same.. <BR> <BR> It is a fun time the park is all decked up for Christmas and like I said it is for a good cause <BR> just wanted to know if anyone was interest... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 09:37:59 EST Ready to make some changes and take care of me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50683689 Hi All! I am an RN from upstate NY I recently switched from a very active night-shift job to a more sedentary day job. The positive and negatives here do not cancel each other out. While I do have a more normal family life, I am far less activeand have more opportunity to socialize and eat. Throw menopause into the mix and BOOM, I've got 15-20 lbs I would like to lose! Sun, 4 Nov 2012 09:57:43 EST NYC Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x50669739 <link>www.hambletonianmarathon.com/2012/11<BR>/02/alternative-to-nyc-marathon-26-2-m<BR>iles-sunday-11412-800-am/ </link> <BR> <BR> If you are trained and ready and in the area, drive about 1+ hour north to Goshen NY and try out the Hambletonian Marathon course. This event is scheduled to start in 2013, so its completely unofficial, and there will be some, but not full race support - but its a marathon course. And there is no charge. <BR> <BR> NYC was expecting $350 Million in economic i... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 09:28:21 EST Bronx, NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50662134 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've recently joined sparkpeople a few weeks ago and trying to be consistant on this site. I didn't know they have a NY SparkTeam Page which is great. <BR> <BR> I heard if I'm right that you can have a partner on sparkpeople, if so how do I get one. <BR> <BR> Teresa Fri, 2 Nov 2012 18:03:19 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50631181 Hello all, My name is Sarika...and I am eager to lose weight and keep it off, I have PCOS and it is definitely hard for me to keep it off and I am determined this time to do so. So if anyone has any ideas or motivation, please do not hesitate to throw it my way. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:39:23 EST Getting on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50601842 Hi everyone! My name is Casey and I'm from the Upper Hudson Valley. Its time to get into shape (besides round.) <BR> <BR> I'm a single mom of 2, an 8 year old daughter and a 4 year old son. I work part time and I attend college full time. <BR> <BR> I'd love to get in shape, be able to keep up with the kids a bit better, lose about 40 pounds, have more motivation and look better in my clothes (as well as feel better in my skin!!) Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:04:49 EST Queens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50572388 New to SparkPeople! Seeking additional support towards my goals. <em>213</em> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:53:17 EST Hello from small-town NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50532611 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I live about an hour west of Albany and am new to SparkPeople. I have tried, with moderate success, to lose weight. I have even tried other weight-loss websites. I would lose weight and then slowly I would let the old bad habits take over again. At this point I want to focus on making healthy choices (I want to be a good role model for my two daughters) and hope that the weight will follow. <BR> <BR> Heather Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:37:31 EST hi, I'm kealoha79 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50384688 basically I am here because I really need to lose weight and start a healthy lifestyle, but every time I try... I fail miserably. it is so discouraging, and I really need a support system of some kind to keep me on track. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 12:55:56 EST kentucky gal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50334065 Hi I just gained 7lbs since August. disappointed with myself. But ready to get started with others who have same problem <BR> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:45:41 EST where I'm from http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x50327930 I'm from East Aurora, NY, Just a half hour east of Buffalo. So far I've lost 41 pounds since starting Spark people in February. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:32:55 EST Hello everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50245727 Hi there. I just joined the Sparkpeople team and I'm loving it!! I've lost 60 lbs. on my own, but have been at a plateau for months so I needed something like this to renew my health journey!! I'm just learning how to nagivate through this website, so your patience is appreciated! This is the first time I'm posting a message. I can not thank you enough for this!! It's AMAZING!! All the information! The daily recipes, workouts, the food journal to keep me accountable. I can't say enough praise... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 20:09:27 EST Looking for Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50156343 Hi Spark People... This is my second attempt with Spark People, but this time I am committed to visiting the site daily and making friends who will help me reach my goal. I joined Weight Watchers in February of 2012 and lost 40 pounds but have started to gain some back (about 4 pounds). It works and it's a great program but the cost is becoming prohibitive. Many stresses in my life so I'm looking for some pointers and "chatters". Thanks... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 06:03:07 EST New to NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50147109 Hi everybody. I just moved to Albany from Shoshone, CA( in Death Valley) and am still adapting to the change from country to city and from extremely hot to eventually very cold,lol. <BR> <BR> I've never tried Spark before but I've let the pounds creep up on me and, since turning 50 this past August, I realize how much I miss being in shape and how much harder it is for me to do the things I still enjoy doing. I used to bike, run,and hike alot and got used to being able to eat whatever I w... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:40:14 EST Brooklyn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50088743 Hello, <BR> Anyone out there live in Brooklyn????? Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:56:49 EST Hey Everyone! I'm Ready! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x50034811 Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Shannon and I just joined a few days ago! This seems different than everything else I've tried! I've already had a great experience! Looking forward to my weight loss journey to a better life! Fri, 21 Sep 2012 05:08:13 EST New to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49986636 Hi my name is Rena I'm 30 and recently realized I weigh 216 lbs. In Sep of last year I was 188 lbs down from 212 lbs. I felt great and thought I looked pretty good. My confidence was high and felt like I could do anything. But over the last 10 months I have hit some personal struggles in my life. I was diagnosed as having Fibromyalgia ( a chronic pain disorder that at times makes it hard to even move), and my home life started to crumble. I guess eating seemed to dull the pain so I turned to ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 03:12:43 EST Chumbasmom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49951767 I started this becuase my son just turned 13 and I weigh the same amount now that I did when I delivered him. :( Time to start fresh!! Sat, 15 Sep 2012 20:38:06 EST Great To Be Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49913327 This community is amazing. I joined last night, and can't believe the information in here. Being 61 years old and sitting all day looking at Surveillance cameras as a Security Officer, I have found it difficult to stay in shape. Boredom & inactivity leads to snacking, calories and pounds. So glad to have finally found a place to try and get healthy again, and then stay healthy!! Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:11:32 EST ON THE ROAD TO GET FIT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49900548 HI EVERYONE, MY NAME IS DEE....I AM SO GLAD I CAME ACROSS THIS SITE....SO MUCH SUPPORT AND LOVE...GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE ON THEIR JOURNEY TO GREAT FITNESS... ;-) Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:13:05 EST alot to lose and overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49887867 I am a female with a lot to lose , I am 40 years old and weigh 386 I have tried weight watchers with no success and I continue to beat myself up over being over weight. I suffer from bi-polar disorder and have gained alot of weight ever since I started taking meds for it back when I was 17. I was an athlete in middle school and high school and because of the weight and the harm it has caused on my joints with the arthritis I suffer from I no longer can play sports which has taken a whole lo... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:09:59 EST 30 YR OLD WITH A BMI OF 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49884596 Hi everyone, I'm kennie. I currently weigh 240 lbs and Im just 30 yrs old. Sometimes I really hate myself for the person that I have become today. I know that I lack discipline and motivation. I need help because I want to be healthy. I really do. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:56:30 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49873278 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just found out about SparkPeople and am very impressed by the wealth of information available. It is my hope that I will finally be successful in my plan to lose weight and become a healthier person. <em>334</em> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 04:32:42 EST Hey NY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49867870 Hi all! I'm turning 30 this year, and I'm making positive changes in my life! I quit smoking in May, and while I haven't gained any weight, I haven't managed to lose anymore either! I am excited to find a group of people out there striving to make a healthier life for themselves, and I hope that I can find the support I need to propel this desire of mine! Here's to change!!! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:12:35 EST Soldier here to slim down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49863541 Hey everyone, just saw this site through Yahoo! and thought I'd try it out. I am a soldier in the Army and am, unfortunately, overweight. In an effort to get myself squared away I plan to be pretty active here and hope to make some friends here and there. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:47:09 EST hi! im a crazy mom to 3boys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49839242 Hi my name's Megan. I've got 3 busy boys that I need more energy to keep up with. They're 6, 5 and 8 months. I sometimes tell them I need just a tsp of their energy to keep up with them. My hubbys a farmer so he's also very busy which get me a little lonely after a while. I work with a disabled individual who I have a bit of trouble keeping motivated to do anything besides playing video games. Any advise as how to help her break out of it so I can also move more then I do? Hope I can make a l... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 07:25:25 EST LOSE IT ONCE AND FOR ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49828047 HELLO MY NAME IS ALBA AND I LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY. I AM 61 YEARS OF AGE AND I AM OVER WEIGHT. <BR> I TAKE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE AND CHOL. MED. AND FINALLY I WILL LIKE TO LOSE THIS WEIGHT THIS TIME FOR GOOD. ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO I WAS WEIGHING 103 POUNDS BUT GAIN IT ALL BACK. I DO GO TO THE GYM BUT I HAVE NO MOTAVATION AND I AM DETERMINE THIS TIME TO DO THIS. Sat, 8 Sep 2012 11:56:38 EST New and hoping this will help me get motivated. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49731140 Hello, My name is Winn, I'm 25 and from upstate NY. I've had a very hard time sticking with my fitness goals because I find it very hard to stay motivated. I have many people pointing out my flaws and really nobody backing me and telling me my pluses. I'm always told I can't and not I can and I find I just let everyone get to me and hold me back. So I'm hoping here I can meet some people that have the same goals as me and we can work together to support each other and help each other reach ou... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 05:32:02 EST almost 50! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49726202 Hi I am new and trying once again to get healthy. I would love to lose weight, not be short of breath and reduce my medications by the time I turn 50 in april! I have tried other programs and always am enthusiastic in the beginning and then slack off. I hope I can commit to lifetime changes. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 19:39:10 EST New Girl ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49713973 Hello Everyone! My name is Livija (Livia) I'm 20 years old and I'm looking forward to getting to know people while shedding the pounds :-) I'm studying nutrition in school and health is my #1 value. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:44:44 EST New Member Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49708432 Hi Everyone, <BR> Thanks so much for having me on this team. <BR> I look forward to getting to know you! <BR> I am 61 and (as always) struggle with my weight. I am excited about being with a community of people who understand what I am going through and hope that you will help me on this journey. I welcome your feedback, inspiration, and support. <BR> Theresa <em>41</em> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:27:41 EST Rome, NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x49707868 Hello All: <BR> Is there anyone from the Rome area who would be interested in walking? The next couple of months are the perfect time to get outside and go for a stroll. I look forward to hearing from you. Best of success in your journeys and take care, <BR> Michelle aka Belekwal Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:37:03 EST New to sp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49695994 <em>244</em> <em>334</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> Hey NY! It was suggested to me to find a team. I can't wait to be sexy again and love my body. It's been so long. I struggle with eating right if I don't have accountability, so we'll see if this works. <BR> <BR> Cheers!!! <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:47:58 EST Back on the wagon.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49597020 I am restarting sparkpeople. I have no idea how to look for or add friends. Can someone please help me out here? =) Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:47:51 EST Hi I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49578718 Hi all! I just joined today and am looking forward to getting fit. I've been fit before but I've never really been able to make it last. Hoping to benefit from the tracking tools and join the community. I live in NYC and I'm vegan. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:39:46 EST Proper Calorie Intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1269x6017x49565290 I signed up for SparkPeople two days ago and began tracking my nutrition intake and my fitness. According to SP I should consume 2180-2530 calories today. Yesterday I ate what I would consider to be a normal amount and according to the nutrition tracker I only consumed 1038 calories. Today I tried to eat more to increase my calorie intake. However, the foods I ate today were lower in calories than the foods I ate yesterday and so far I have only consumed 936 calories and I felt overfull when ... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:54:12 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49517968 hi everyone! i'm new to the team. my name is missy. i'm a 26 yr old stay at home mom/student who has 2 kids and been married for almost 6 years. i've been in upstate ny (cape vincent) for about a year now and really know NO ONE here. so far i've lost 10 lbs with spark and have 20 to go! Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:34:55 EST I need your help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49470058 It took a long time, but I lost more than 50 pounds while on Weight Watchers (WW). Then, two things happened: in December, 2011 the "WW at Work" program was canceled, and in May 2012 the company I worked for closed the office I was employed out of. Since December, I gained back 15 pounds so decided to start going to WW. After weeks of following the program religiously, I've only lost .8 pound (that's eight-tenths of a pound). I'm told it's probably due to cortisol production because of stre... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:58:53 EST Introducing myself - Mitchell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49418567 Hello everyone, I am new to Sparkpeople.com. I started my healthier living journey about 2 years ago with a vow to stop drinking soda. As time went on and small goal were accomplished I have completely changed the way I eat and think about food. I recently, started meeting with a trainer once a week and am hoping to find the motivation and will power to workout more throughout the week. My main goals are to become healthier and lead my sons into the same lifestyle by example. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 01:28:12 EST 5k Buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x49411327 I'm interested in running a 5k in the fall and I'm wondering if anyone else in the NYC area would be interested in that as well? Sat, 11 Aug 2012 14:00:46 EST I'm new to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49372701 Hi everyone, I am new to Sparkpeople and would love to chat with you about fitness and nutrition. I have lost about 40 pounds so far and would like to lose 110 more. I was diagnosed with HBP in April and have been trying to lose weight and I also take a water pill to control it. I am hoping to lose enough weight that I can avoid taking a stronger BP medicine. I have been feeling very unsure of myself the last week and can feel my motivation slipping and I am afraid I will begin to gain weigh... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 20:48:47 EST Mom on a mission http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49354858 Hi everyone my name is Joyce, my goal is to lose alot of weight my starting point is at 190 and my goal is to drop down to 140. I know that if I stick to my healthy eating habits I will do just fine. Now who's ready to lose this fat with me? Tue, 7 Aug 2012 18:32:16 EST Hi. I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49320016 Hello Everyone. I'm happy to have found this website! This past year ago I "buckled down" and lost about about 60 pounds. I was thrilled with the way I felt and looked. This summer, however, I got lazy and a bit off track. I gained back about 20 pounds and I'm so ANGRY with myself! So this week, I joined a much better gym than the one I previously belonged to (better equipment, personal trainers, highly motivating classes..etc...) so far I've been there 3 days in a row and have taken 3 AWSOME... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 15:35:12 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49306474 hi am sort of new here Sat, 4 Aug 2012 15:45:28 EST First time jitters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49255925 Hello to all, <BR> I found this site mentioned on Huffington Post today. I read the article and realized how much the words were reflecting who I am. I've always been able to start a program, of course never completing my goals, but I was not overwhelmed. Today I am overwhelmed. I want to start this program and I am apprehensive of failing once again. Is there one person out there that can be a beginning mentor to help me through the hurdles of understanding this program? Someone I can ask... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 10:33:06 EST August Fitness Challenge Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1268x6017x49254748 This thread is for team members to post their progress over the month. If you added 5 minutes to your workout today then let us know! Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:28:42 EST Hello & Good Morning from Queens, NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49205740 Hi there, everyone! <BR> <BR> Looking to connect w/ fellow SparkPeople from near & far... Hoping for some motivation and inspiration on my journey to becoming a healthier, more positive person, and leading a much more active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Christina Sun, 29 Jul 2012 08:48:40 EST Say Hi from Long Island http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49130730 Its been quite the while since I have been here. About a year ago I was at my thinnest in preparation for my wedding. And well ... here I am with at least 20+ lbs to lose and hypertension in my 30s. Ugh! So I am here for any and all support. Ive been feeling frustrated that what I have been doing hasnt been working. So I figured I would try this again! Im angry at gaining all my weight back but with some medical issues and sheer laziness it happens. Ill get back there ... right??? Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:53:56 EST I am Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49120800 Hi, <BR> I'm Carol. I am a special education teacher from NY. I've been overweight for about twenty years. My goal is to lose 40 pounds to become healthier...I have high cholesterol and fibromyalgia (and all that comes with Fibro). My iinterests, as far as fitness is concerned, is biking and swimming. I have one knee replacement and will need the other replaced within a year. So it is difficult to walk...I am still bow-legged on the non-surgical knee...which leaves me 5/8 inch shorter ... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:49:53 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49094678 I'm Leanne, 18, and recently a high school graduate! I'm not going to college right away due to money issues, so I figured that without the stress of school on my back, I could really lose weight like I've always wanted to do. I'm really looking forward to my weight loss journey, and would love everyone's support! <BR> Please and thank you. <BR> <BR> Love, Leanne Sun, 22 Jul 2012 02:22:08 EST eve trying to loose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x49061264 Hello everyone that is a part of the spark team. The ceo of spark health, and members alike. Let me introduce myself, My name is evelyn. I choose to be on the 40,s spark team. . I choose spark health after doing research on the best diet plan for my age and lifestyle. This so far was my second choice over others. Im really excited to be apart of this. As we take this journey to a better and healthier lifestyle together. <BR> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:06:57 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48995896 add me! Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:27:33 EST New and hopefully improved! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48979503 Hi all! I am new here! I hope to learn from people here and be inspired to achieve my goals. I hope I can provide support and encouragemnt too! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:23:11 EST Eating more carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1269x6017x48957336 Any suggestions on getting daily carve in. I eat tons of veggies and fruits but I'm not a big bread/pasta eater. Have not been able to get them all in. Help!!!! <em>4</em> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:54:45 EST Eating more carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1269x6017x48957318 Any suggestions on getting daily carve in. I eat tons of veggies and fruits but I'm not a big bread/pasta eater. Have not been able to get them all in. Help!!!! <em>4</em> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:53:48 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48941553 New to site. So far liking the ease and set up. Any pointers? Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:12:57 EST Any Nassau County, LI Sparkers here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x48875345 I live in Massapequa and would love to connect with Sparkers who live in my general area. The world is so big, it's nice when we can make it feel a bit smaller! <em>334</em> Sat, 7 Jul 2012 21:44:20 EST half of me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48869748 hi im 55 married have 2 grown kids and 5 grandkids i love camping and my goal is to become half of me Sat, 7 Jul 2012 12:33:24 EST Trying to get started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48822670 I find that I'm far to busy for myself and have difficulty getting started. When I get home from work I just want to relax and do nothing, which obviously is not working. So I look forward to your encouragement as I am determined dropping pounds and inches each month to reach my goal. Wed, 4 Jul 2012 10:24:57 EST Greetings from New York... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48782265 Greetings from New York, My name is Ashley. I am 23 years old, happily married to my amazing husband Aaron, and a new Mommy to a beautiful (almost, in 8 days) 4 month old girl named Brielle. I am a type 1, insulin dependent, Diabetic. I gained 75lbs with my pregnancy. I am currently 194lbs and have a goal of 144lbs. :) I want to be healthy for my daughter and for myself. Sun, 1 Jul 2012 21:08:56 EST How hot has it been in your part of the state? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x48775727 W as 98 here on Sat. Sun, 1 Jul 2012 12:50:45 EST mamitalinda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48732963 i hope i don't quit this program because i want to lose weight Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:58:56 EST mamitalinda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48732916 i hope i don't quit this program because i want to lose weight Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:55:33 EST Hello everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48707545 Hi all, I am from the Catskills, in lovely NY. I have just joined Sparkpeople. I hope to support others and also gain support on our journey to our healthier beings!!! Can't wait to "meet" everyone!!! I have roughly 46 more pounds to lose through exercise and diet!!! Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:12:26 EST Anyone else here work a P.M. shift? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x48694725 Hi Guys! So I work a 3-11 pm shift and that has proven to be very challenging on my weight loss journey!! Since I get home around 12 and go to sleep around 3 (sometimes 4) and wake up to what everyone else would consider late because of their norm 9-5 schedule, I just naturally eat late! My breakfast time is literally 3pm, lunch by 8 and dinner around 1am which sux cause who wants to work out at 2 am!? So guys, help me out here, Any advice from others who may have this same issue would be gre... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 01:25:15 EST NOT in the mood today !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x48664636 Tired of eating salads and veggies protein shakes and NOT seeing results WHAT going wrong ??? I am trying so hard I just wanna give up dieting BUT for some reason I still try again and again I wish it would b alot easier to lose weight BUt unfortunately it isn't Y is it so easy to gain !!! well I wish every1 a HAPPY day and enjoy the summer and Dont worry I am fine and I WILL b back watching what I eat on Monday again !!! <em>24</em> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 06:50:49 EST Hi Im jackie from NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48603549 Hello, iam jackie and I am 27 yrs old. I had my son pass away in nov 2011. I weigh 221 pounds. I want to loose weight bc I wanted my son to kinda live my dream for me and join the navy since i never did. But he passed away so now I feel like I should live this dream of joining the navy for both me and him. I have to weigh 131lbs in order to join. I just do not know where to start and I am on a very tight budget for food. Maybe 25-30 dollars a every two weeks I can spend. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 03:34:49 EST Good morning from Buffalo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48560330 Happy Father's Day to all you fathers. Have a great and fit day! Sun, 17 Jun 2012 08:07:59 EST Good Morning n Good Luck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48520416 Hi everyone, i stumbled upon this website after reading a weight loss story that plugged sparkpeople.com in it. my name is katie, i live on long island, i'm a single working mother with more health issue i care to have at 32 years old and i've tried numerous ways to lose the weight but nothing is working mostly because i don't have the motivation to stick with it. never been this heavy except when i was pregnant more than 6 years ago. im more than willing to try this since it is free which ... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:17:20 EST Starting new at 46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48489754 Hi!! I'm Jen. I am starting a new life now. I'm looking to lose 120 pounds. I doesn't matter how long it takes. I took me years to get to the weight I am, it will take years to be where my body feels best. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:54:28 EST June Challenge: Outdoor fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1268x6017x48436505 Feel free to add all your minutes for the month so far... <BR> 0+250= 250 Fri, 8 Jun 2012 17:36:21 EST Hi NY team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48387251 i'm a newbie to Spark People, looking to get moving again <em>334</em> <BR> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 13:23:18 EST Here goes nothin'...again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48362928 Hello, I'm Leonore. I'm not really new to SparkPeople or even this team, but I haven't been active on the site for several years. I first joined when I was in the middle of a long weight loss journey. I lost 70 pounds and have kept off most of it for 3 years. Over the course of the past year or so, however, some of the weight has crept back up. I know what happened. First, I started slacking off of my exercise routine. Then after a while, I couldn't deny that I'd gained 10 pounds. I tried to ... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 00:42:36 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48326936 I am interested in finding someone who can/will motivate me into loosing this pouch I am carrying. <BR> I wants to loose this once and for all. I am not good with sit-ups or crunches but I do run on the treadmill <BR> and outside in the parks. However my stomach is still my problem. <BR> <BR> THanks for all the help and/or advice. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:14:46 EST Good Morning! New to Sparks, from Brooklyn, NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48290715 Hi, nice to meet you all. I started low-carb in September 2011, lost 40 pounds. Stalled about two months ago, and of course, now have gained some of the weight back. Totally lost my motivation. Main problem is I constantly seem to want to eat. Even yesterday, my first day here, I went over my highest calorie range by approx. 600 calories. Day time went well, blew it last night, ended up stuffing six chocolate truffles in my mouth right before bedtime. On the plus side I am walking more... Wed, 30 May 2012 09:01:51 EST BUSY BARB!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48257891 HI!! <BR> HOPE TO FIND TIME FOR MYSELF TO GET HEALTHY THIS SUMMER AND MAKE IT A <BR> WAY OF LIFE. I TEND TO WORK MANY HOURS AND FORGET TO MAKE TIME TO ENJOY <BR> LIFE. I HAVE MANY INTERESTS LIKE GARDENING, BIKING, HIKING, WALKING, SWIMMING,CAMPING. <BR> SO <BR> I AM JUST NEEDING TO FIND TIME TO FIT THE FUN ACTIVE THINGS BACK INTO MY LIFE FOR MY <BR> HEALTH AND HAPPINESS TO IMPROVE. WANT TO MAKE THIS A YEAR TO REMEMBER. Mon, 28 May 2012 03:01:33 EST Looking for some motivators and friends :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48212585 I'm Katie 22 years old, nursing student, married, with a 7 month old little boy. I've been trying to lose weight for years and doing it by myself is tough. I thought I'd join Spark People in hopes I'd find some friends and motivators to help me on my journey. I want to lose 100 pounds for many reasons a few to live longer to see my baby grow up and have kids of his own and to be healthy for my family and myself... Thanks for taking time to read this and I hope I get to meet lots of people!... Thu, 24 May 2012 12:45:55 EST Hello MY name is Tara http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48167244 Hello, I am a 26 year old with type 2 diabetes looking to get healthy and possibly be able to conceive the natural way. We are ttc and have had two miscarriages in the last three years. Doesn't help that is was recently diagnosed with PCOS and complex hyperplasia without atapas but I am working through my obsticals. I have had gall bladder surgery in the last 3 years and I was told that does not help my case. I am hoping that by trying to loose the weight and trying to get to a better health... Mon, 21 May 2012 12:27:50 EST New Life of Healthiness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48134073 After being diagnosed with metabolic (also known as X) syndrome last month. I was told I needed to change things drastically or die. So, here I am to start living a new and healthier life! Fri, 18 May 2012 23:15:15 EST Hello everyone I'm Melinda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48086809 I just recently had a epiphany, and sense I'm going to be 30 in a couple of weeks i figured that i should start making some changes in my life. I starting with my weight because it has been a throne in my side sense birth, and I'm hoping that with this success my other goals will just fall in place. Tue, 15 May 2012 22:39:48 EST I'm a Sparkpeople newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48083866 Hi everyone! The number one reason I wanted to join this site was for the community and for the support. I wrote a little something about myself for my profile, but I'll just copy and paste it here as well, since you should all know where I'm coming from. <BR> <BR> I am no stranger to weight loss. I have struggled with my weight for all of my life. I have achieved successes. The hardest part is staying disciplined to keep it off. I have lost 40 lbs in the past, only to gain back 20. A few ... Tue, 15 May 2012 19:12:38 EST EDITHES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48045400 I am a 83 year yung lady with 25 lbs. to loose, artrytis In the spine and some food alergies. <BR> My problem is my brain and my body does not agree, my brain tells me keep going but my body yells STOP I AM TIRED.......... Sun, 13 May 2012 08:45:39 EST EDITHES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48045371 I am a 83 year yung lady with 25 lbs. to loose, artrytis In the spine and some food alergies. <BR> My problem is my brain and my body does not agree, my brain tells me keep going but my body yells STOP I AM TIRED.......... Sun, 13 May 2012 08:43:50 EST New to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48010869 Hi I have actually been signed up on this site since March ...I live in the albany area and was wondering if anyone knew of any local groups that meet to work out or anything....or if anyone around my age would be interested in doing something like that? Any interest or info would be great! <BR> Thanks <BR> Jessica Thu, 10 May 2012 18:56:27 EST Hi from Upstate NY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x48002746 Hi everyone, my name is Janice and I am new to the state of NY but not new to S.P. I have been on here since 2007 and have come and gone many times. I am originally from WA state but have lived all over the country, first time in NY though. :) I like hiking, reading, photography, socializing and many other things. I have been back with Spark this time for a couple of months and this time it really feels different. I am very motivated, go to the gym at least 4 times a week and ready to ge... Thu, 10 May 2012 08:53:50 EST Hi, I am new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47980153 Hi, my name is Sophie and I am desperate to lose weight. I have just finished grad school while working...and I have packed on the pounds these past few semesters. I hate being heavy, and I hate the way I feel lugging around these extra pounds. I am hoping that my desperation and SparkPeople can help me get on the way to weight loss! Tue, 8 May 2012 21:15:39 EST Jelli 8483 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47962513 Hi,I am new to Spark People..I am excited to get started and determined to be successful. My name is Jessica I am 28 years old and the mother of three boys. I am also a full time student...I am very eager to see how this works and looking forward to meeting new people. Mon, 7 May 2012 21:07:04 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47959507 At age 39 and as a recently-diagnosed type 2 diabetic, I am finally making the lifestyle changes that the doctor ordered. I enjoy nearly all outdoor activites such as hiking, biking, kayaking and snowshoeing. Motorsports and sailing are my passions, irregular exercise, a sedentary job, a lack of portion control and lack of willpower have been my downfalls to date. I'm near NYC. Any questions please ask! Mon, 7 May 2012 17:28:13 EST Tammy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47954988 Hello my name is Tammy. I've been on a very long scale of being very over wieght and need all the help and support I can get. I want to finally look good and be healthy. Mon, 7 May 2012 12:32:15 EST AWESOME Binghamton Sparkers @ Bing. Bridge Run! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x47941995 Hey just sending out a state-wide shout out to all the Spark Superstars at our local Binghamton Bridge Run today! <BR> <BR> Way to SPARK...ANGARONE, BAM-MA, FRECKS96, LADYGWEN25, NIKANN7493 and VARMINT3!! <BR> <BR> We had a TERRIFIC time and everyone poured it on and gave it their best today! <BR> <BR> If you can, swing by their SparkPages and give 'em a round of applause, high fives and WOO HOOs! <BR> <BR> Don <BR> <BR> ps...if I overlooked anyone else that was there from our SparkTea... Sun, 6 May 2012 17:39:54 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47926799 Love SparkPeople! Cant wait to make it work for me!! Sat, 5 May 2012 15:35:01 EST Grandmother of 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47912374 I'm a wife of 20yrs been towithhubby 30 yrs.A mother of 6 sons and have 23 grandchildren.I've been attempting weight-loss off and on for many years. I have finally reached under 300lbs for first time in about 20 yrs. My highest has been 385lbs, I am now 284, my goal is 250. Fri, 4 May 2012 13:48:11 EST Good Morning! Happy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47907553 Good morning Team. I am new here and have been checking out everything on the site and finally found this one! I'm looking forward to getting and giving motivation, inspiration and encouragement. Have a wonderful day! Fri, 4 May 2012 08:39:26 EST Hello all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47898986 I started on Sunday but am just now getting around to posting. I'm a 41 year old Mom of four. I joined once in the past but just couldnt get into logging all my food. I went on to lose 94 pounds on my own by keeping a mental tally of calories, Then I got pregnant. My youngest just turned two and I'm still 30 pounds heavier than whe I got pregnant, and I was 13 pounded away from my goal weight then. So I'm trying to lose 43 now... <BR> <BR> I don't know if it's my age, the additional child o... Thu, 3 May 2012 18:10:58 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47867551 I need help. <BR> <BR> This month I will turn 39. I am 80 pounds overweight. EIGHTY. Today I am motivated to track my foods and do some exercise. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, maybe I'll still be motivated. Next week? Ummm, not so much. There's always an excuse - kids, work, exams, chores, period, tired, whatever. <BR> <BR> I need help. <BR> <BR> I've been a member of SP for over a year. Possibly more. I've only come here too sporadically track my foods/exercise/body stats. And to "lurk" around at ... Tue, 1 May 2012 22:16:27 EST Glo is trying to GLOW in a size 10 again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47818212 Hello my name is Gloria and I am 45 years of age YOUNG. I am not working at this time but I am on my job search daily. however, I notice that I've put on some pounds since 2 years. I was called for an interview and my size 12 is TIGHT : ( so i am back on the road as of today 4/30/12, BUT not by myself with the help of spark people and the programs and eating healthy to bring down my pressure and size lol. Also workout with my DVD's the FIRM, WII: ZUMBA,WII FIT, walking away the po... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 08:41:04 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47811213 Just wanted to give a shout out to all those on the NewYork Team. New to SparkPeople but hope the group support will help me to complete and maintain my goals...healthier and more fit lifestyle...if the numbers on the scale go down...I won't be disappointed. Thanks for having me..I'm open to comments & suggestions and will be there for anyone who needs the encouragement. Thanks... <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 19:00:33 EST Good morning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x47803905 Hey !!! Hows everyone feeling today. good i m hoping. Today i m a little under the weather, but that's OK it takes more than a little sniffle to keep me down. lol Anyway have a great day!!! Sat, 28 Apr 2012 08:40:54 EST Good morning, good people. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x47788546 I hope everyone got a good nights sleep. Lets get this day started right with a good breakfast, and positive thoughts. I wish everyone success in today's meeting goals. <em>244</em> <em>306</em> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:21:36 EST I'M HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47781607 Hi my name is Wasila. I'm here and hopefully, finally I will stay. I know it's up to me but I'm depending on Spark people support! Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:40:21 EST GOOD MORNING!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x47771040 Good morning everyone. im checking in to say hi. im feeling good today cant wait to hit my workout thats become my new best friend. <em>224</em> , i hope u all had a great night and an even better day. <em>306</em> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:04:41 EST New person feeling a little overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47770976 Hello, my name is Brett and I have been trying to lose weight, it feels like, my entire life. I lost 40 lbs before I had my daughter (yes, I'm female ;) ) and have lost the 16 lbs I had gained during the pregnancy. Now I feel kinda stuck with the need to lose at least 65 more pounds. I joined SparkPeople hoping it would help me get over this hump, but I feel overwhelmed just looking at my start page. Any suggestions to how to manage everything? Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:00:28 EST Skinny (er) Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47754095 Hello. I am going to need plenty of encouragement and support. I have been trying to do this on my own, and it has not worked at all. I hate how much I weigh it really bums me out. I don't want to see old friends or wear a bathing suit. friends and summer are my favorite things. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:25:54 EST Down 3 pounds!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x47753448 this morning i weighed in at 198. this feels great. I haven't felt this good in a long time. Thank you spark people. Ive had such motivating support frm my friends here and i am so grateful. <em>104</em> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:49:47 EST OK...so I wound up Rowboating... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x47685404 ...instead of Kayaking for an hour. Still just a bit too chilly for Kayaking and you are bound to get wet. Was still a great workout. <BR> <BR> Anybody out there like to go Kayaking? I am a beginner and would love to meet up with some buds to go...interested? Shoot me a message!!! Sat, 21 Apr 2012 05:38:38 EST ANYBODY IN THE ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY AREA? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x47661433 Hey everybody! I was just wondering if there was anybody in the Rockland County, NY area that would be interested in getting together for walks once in a while. There are so many beautiful parks to walk! Give me a shout if you would be interested!!! I can also get to Northern NJ... <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:46:00 EST Hi NY SparkTeam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47616434 This is my first post, live in Hell´s Kitchen. want to get back in shape, gain some muscle weight and look good in my swim trunks....or less :) <BR> Just moved to the neighborhood and would like to get to know some folks. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:17:53 EST This time I'm gonna do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47561420 I'm 52 and I've been overweight for about 20 years, when I gained 40 pounds while quitting smoking. I still haven't smoked but my weight has continued to build over the years. I started at a weight of 118 and now I'm up to a (gulp!) weight of 184! I don't want to carry this burden any more. I've dieted and lost before but always gained it back and then some without ever reaching my goal.This time I'm going to do it!!! I want to be healthy and fit. I know with the support of everyone at Sparkp... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:52:43 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47535460 Hi. My name is Monica and I live in the West Village, Manhattan. <BR> <BR> I am 59 and I started reshaping my life back on January 12, 2012. I had let my self go for years and decided enough was enough. <BR> <BR> I have been eating clean and so far dropped from 259 to 222. I try to get to the gym at least 5 days a week (I travel for work and I am nuts enough to join a second gym in the city where I travel to, Lansing MI so that I can exercise since the hotel exercise room is just sad) ... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:16:30 EST Starting over...again.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47528927 Hello fellow sparkers! I am going to give this another try. I just finished reading 'Confessions of a Carb addict', and it touched a cord with how raw and honest she was. Part of my discouragement in the past were the inspirational stories - as CRAZY as that sounds, I felt so far removed from those achievements, hopeless. Now I'm beginning to see that the positivity doesn't mean that it hasn't been a struggle, it likely means that you get nothing from dwelling on the negativity of your situat... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:57:14 EST Greetings Spark Community! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47525146 Hiya! <BR> I'm glad to be here on Spark. :) My sister told me about it, and I never got why she liked it so much. <BR> Then again, I never had to lose weight until I realized... I did. Isn't that how it always happens? You just don't exercise or you don't eat right until it catches up with you, and you have to realize you need to change something because it shows. Bummer. <BR> <BR> Anywho, I'm Cherrycute. Nice to meet ya! I want to be able to use Spark as a support system, so please feel fre... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:35:47 EST Tour De Cure.. Syracuse June 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x47411956 Just tought I would post this to see if ther were any spark members going to do <BR> the Tour De Cure this year on June 3rd it starts at Verona Beach.. <BR> I would love to get a Sparkgroup going.. Tue, 3 Apr 2012 19:38:11 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47390706 Hi Everyone! My name is Janae and I've gained about 30 pnds in the last year and I'm really excited about getting fit again! Mon, 2 Apr 2012 15:22:10 EST Cheer each other on for the April Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1268x6017x47364283 I know we can beat Ohio this month! Add a minute to your workout today and it will add up quickly. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 00:55:40 EST April Fitness Challenge Daily Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1268x6017x47364267 I will be posting our standing here each day starting tomorrow night. Check back regularly to give yourself a little motivation to add a few extra minutes to your workout this month! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 00:53:39 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47305682 Hey everyone! My name is Amy and I joined SP today. I was a member about 2 years ago and had some decent success. Unfortunately it didnt last so I decided to come back. <BR> <BR> My main motivation for getting healthy is because I am going back to school in 2013 to get my Masters. I gained most of my weight during my bachelors and I really do not want a repeat of that - especially because I havent lost any of it. I figure if I get into the habit now then I will be able to handle thin... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:01:54 EST Orange County Choppers 5k Run\Walk March 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x47183378 Is anyone planning on going? I'd love to show off the Spark and meet some people! Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:31:34 EST Easter Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1268x6017x47180180 Easter is April 8th. That is 3 weeks away, so lets have this challenge end on the 9th of April. <BR> <BR> Challenge: Change ONE thing starting now. It can be giving up something(such as soda) adding something (such as more water or exercise, or veggies or fruit, etc), stopping a bad habit, committing to logging in, ANYTHING. <BR> Pick one thing..make ONE post. Add to this post daily on how you did..and then make a final post at the end. <BR> Please make sure to encourage your teammates alo... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:06:50 EST Request for Challenges!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1268x6017x47177358 Hi everyone!! we have had requests for some challenges...here were some of the suggestions. One of your leaders, Leslielenore is working on a fitness challenge as we speak. Here were some suggestions for more and I will be putting up an Easter Challenge today. Please let us know what you would like to see challenge wise and we will do our best to get them up for you!! <BR> Holly <BR> Co-leader <BR> <BR> some ideas: <BR> Easter challenge=27days away <BR> workout 3x a week or add one more 20mi... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:13:16 EST New to Watertown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47175139 I am new to the area, having just moved to Watertown in November. Not super new, but new none the less. <BR> I am a SAHM to two high school seniors and one kindergartener. I enjoy reading, cooking, and crafting. <BR> I am on a mission to lose the last 40 pounds from my last pregnancy and I'd really like to seek out some friends in the area to exercise with. I think the support of doing this with others would be a huge motivator. <BR> I have a membership at the YMCA and now that the weather... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:09:19 EST being healthier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47165618 Just posting an intro. looking for other sparkers in my area. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:42:09 EST First Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47157774 Hi this is my first day on the site. Hope everyone is reaching your goal for today. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:42:31 EST Hey all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47150839 Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm Ryan, I'm 22 years old and a Sophomore in college. My goal is to lose 90 pounds, and I'm hoping to do it in one year. This is the first time I've strongly committed to becoming healthier, and I'm very excited to start this journey! It'll be quite a change, and it's overdue! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to meeting other people on here.. I don't have a real support network, so I hope I can meet some people on here who are going through some of the same things I am, a... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 00:32:55 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47137145 hello. i am new to this group, but not new to slimfast. i want to lose 100 pounds. i have lost weight on it before. so i have great confidence that i can do it again. i am looking for a little support and am willing to be buddies with anyone who is looking. Sun, 18 Mar 2012 08:47:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47077700 Hello. I am trying to lose weight and I hope to accomplish this goal by means of this system and the motivation of the groups I am joining Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:32:03 EST Hi I'm Marlo? Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47068249 Hi, I'm Marlo, seeking for cool stuff and informative articles about dentistry. I'm currently taking dentistry and I love music. I'm working on a Pediatric Dentistry site, don't forget to add me as your Pal! Wed, 14 Mar 2012 03:21:47 EST Just getting started... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47038817 Hi everyone! This is all new to me, but I will try and manuver through this all. So far I have completed one day of tracking food. I'm sure it will get easier as the days pass. I have set goals and know I will accomplish them. I thank you all for your support. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 13:44:39 EST A Journey of A Hundred Pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x47035521 Yep, I finally realized that in order for me to lose the weight its going to be a journey and a long one it will be! But I'm finally ready to try. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:53:47 EST Why aren't there any Goals or CHALLENGES posted? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6017x47018635 I was wondering,...since we have a team thread called Team Challenges and Goals, why aren't there any CHALLENGES? What are the challenges that are supposed to inspire posts and accountability and support? Just wondering...I kinda feel like we need to mix things up on the boards---Maybe a weekly challenge or a month long challenge---or am I not finding the right thread to show me that stuff? That's really what I'm looking for--- Sun, 11 Mar 2012 11:38:44 EST Hi Spark people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x46914804 I wanted to introduce myself...I am trying to lose my last 10-15 pounds for once and for all. Today is my first day of tracking on this website. Does anyone have any tips for me as I begin my journey? Mon, 5 Mar 2012 11:02:22 EST Sparkpeople newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x46888906 Hi, I'm a 42 year old Mom of two boys. Just trying to take off 20 lbs. before summer. Glad I recently found sparkpeople, it seems great so far although I do have a few things to still figure out. How often is everyone weighing in? Keep up the good work everyone. Sat, 3 Mar 2012 21:21:56 EST Week one of Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6017x46888892 Hi, I'm a 42 year old Mom of two boys. Just trying to take off 20 lbs. before summer. Glad I recently found sparkpeople, it seems great so far although I do have a few things to still figure out. How often is everyone weighing in? Keep up the good work everyone. Sat, 3 Mar 2012 21:21:10 EST