SparkPeople SP Class of October 6-12, 2013 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=60744 This team is for all members who joined SparkPeople from October 6-12, 2013. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of October 6-12, 2013 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=60744 Just Getting Started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x56737543 Hello, <BR> My name is Therese and I have just joined Spark People. I'm hoping to turn things around by eating healthy and getting into a daily exercise routine. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:08:44 EST Hello out there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x56431462 I've tried Sparkpeople 3-4 different times but I've never been able to stick to it. I hope and pray this time it will! Anyone willing to help keep me accountable please give me all the support and prayers you can! Sun, 19 Jan 2014 18:58:27 EST New and needing support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55930960 Hello. I love the trackers on this site! I feel that I am in need of support. I did 4 weeks of nearly perfect eating and then wham! I fell hard a few days after Thanksgiving. I have noticed in my life that seems to be a pattern. My thought is to find support to pull me through and assist in putting me back on track. Anyone else have this trouble? I am a nearly 48 year old woman with 20 pounds to loose. I am 2 years out from a divorce and seeking activities that bring me joy. At this point,... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:57:10 EST How often do you weigh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60744x55783821 Some people weigh everyday to keep on top of things. Others weigh monthly to avoid the "scale drama" fluctuations. What's your opinion? Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:02:39 EST Bouncing around the same 2 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60744x55516861 Hi team, I hope this board is active. I haven't had much success to talk about. I started at 162 (I'm 5'3") and I go down to 160 and back up to 162. It's been this same pattern for a long time with me. I'm starting to realize I'm a carb junkie and will emotionally eat sometimes. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to make gradual replacements of my favorite unhealthy foods. I'm still looking for the right low impact activity that will stick for me. <BR> <BR> How is everyone else doing? Mon, 4 Nov 2013 19:17:55 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55318056 Hello my name is Heather I am a 31 year old stay at home mom trying to lose weight and live healthier for myself and my family. I am hoping that spark people will help me keep on track and feel support from people fighting the same battle I am. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 10:40:13 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55260411 Hi my name is Kara! I am married and have 3 amazing kids! I have let my health and weight get out of control. I need to make a change! On her hoping I can start a new lifestyle! Hoping to meet some friends on here to help encourage each other! Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:32:46 EST michelle8167 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55247502 hey im new to spark.i hope i will have some luck with it,ive tryed everything else Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:51:16 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55244114 I'm Becca :)... I joined SparkPeople to FINALLY get my health into check. <BR> I have been at the 360lb mark for years. As much as I always thought to be "comfortable" in my skin, i'm ready to live, and not let the outer shell that I created to hide from the world be the reason that I not live life to the fullest. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to find a few people on here that understand, and can be good if not great sources of motivation :) <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that everyone who joined this week ... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 00:35:19 EST HELLO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55243531 Hi all! I am Betsy from SE Iowa..not happy with myself, just started and i have already screwed up. I need to dig deep and find that motivation Sat, 12 Oct 2013 23:18:34 EST Hi SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55237724 I have a thyroid condition that was diagnosed in 2010. Since then, I've put on over 50 lbs and can't seem to lose it regardless of which diet I try. I was on Weight Watchers for 3 months and didn't succeed in losing anything. Now I'm trying SparkPeople. Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:44:10 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55235714 I'm Julie, I found out I have high blood pressure along with other issues, I need and want to lose weight Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:38:46 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55232833 My name is Victoria, I am new here. I am trying to lose 55 pounds...I gained it so fast but the other way around is going slow. Thanks! Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:39:31 EST First days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60744x55232406 How are your first days going? Tell us what successes you're having and what's been hard! Give us some updates! Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:54:56 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55228854 Hi all Im Key and I am so excited to join Sparkpeople and these groups. I look forward to getting motivation on my journey and giving motivation when I can. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:10:57 EST Starting Fresh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55214937 Hi All! I joined this last October, did great for 6 months, lost 20+ lbs, then had life throw me some issues and I lost my way. I just moved back from overseas and love this program - looking forward to geting back on track and giving myself a fresh start. <BR> <BR> -Kelly Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:26:06 EST hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55206390 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 I'm ready to do this for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55205157 Hi I'm Louise and this will be my 2nd try with Spark People. I did good last year and I am really looking forward to starting back. I may not post very often I do read the teams and success pages daily. That is where I gain a lot of motivations. Looking forward to meeting new friends. Best of luck to all. Wed, 9 Oct 2013 17:36:46 EST Day One :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55203629 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Lisa and I just joined SP today. <BR> <BR> Five years ago I had success, after being diagnosed diabetic, with controlling it through diet and exercise and I took off 50 pounds. <BR> <BR> Two years ago I had a back injury at work that obliterated my exercise routine and I put the 50 pounds back on. <BR> <BR> I got the news yesterday that my blood sugar is BADLY out of control, so my plan is to try going back to diet, exercise and herbal medicine instead of having... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 14:40:48 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55201876 So glad to have joined SparkPeople, hoping to find encouragement from everyone. I love to read everyone's success stories and hopefully make some friends. <BR> <BR> thanks and looking forward to chatting or blogging Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:57:03 EST New to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55201058 Hi, <BR> I have been trying to lose 50lbs for about a year and have only managed to lose 15lbs. The sad part is I exercise a lot and still slow results. At one point I was exercising morning, noon, and evening and still no more than the initial 15. I have decided to cut the exercise back, I was exhausting myself, and focus more on what I'm eating which brought me to this site. <BR> So that's my story open to any advice... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 10:56:46 EST It's time for a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55201044 Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Jenn. I am 28 and live in New Hampshire. I have 3 kids and a great husband. I am loving life right now, but not myself to much. I need to get healthier for myself and my family. I am really hoping that this page will help. Today is day one. Wish me luck. I have done so many different diets and they never work. I am doing something different this time. It's time to make it fun maybe that will help. Good luck to all of you going through this as well. Hope everyo... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 10:56:14 EST Hello Spark Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55194823 Hi, my name is Lorriane and I am hoping to get off the roller coaster diets and learn how to lose and maintain. Any pointers that you may have are very much welcome.. Tue, 8 Oct 2013 22:13:06 EST New to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55194170 Hi new here need to lose weight to feel better about myself I'm 43 and heavier then I've ever been wanting weight loss tips and be held accountable for my choices instead of saying ill do it tomorrow and need tips on making this program really work for me not knowing all that this site has I'm tech challenged lol just want the old me back Tue, 8 Oct 2013 21:21:38 EST Long Time Sparker. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55192980 Hi, im Paul. I started using Spark People under a different name in January 2011. I that time I lost just under 150 pounds. I have been training for 5ks, 10ks, half marathons and tri athlons. I have been having the hardest time losing the last 40 pounds. A lot of family issues have popped up causing me to stop caring about myself. It's time to get back on the horse. Here is to the last 40 Tue, 8 Oct 2013 19:43:48 EST Hi my name is Tammy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55190420 I am obese for my size and need to lose more than my goal but I tried to make it reachable to start off. I work full time and volunteer at my church in the children's department. I joined a run/walk ministry and love to crochet. Exercise is new to me and it takes alot out of me to do any type of exercise. I have arthiritis in my back so therefore my legs bother me at times. I have been married for 31 years and have two grown boys, 22 and 26. Tue, 8 Oct 2013 15:28:04 EST My Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55188800 My name is Britnee. I work two jobs, and go to college full time. I also have my boyfriend Zach, and have his son Liam part time who is 3, Between the two of them alone they keep me very busy. I am really looking forward to be able to get myself healthy again, and make sure Liam will have a healthy diet in his life, and starting him young with it. I have honestly never been on a diet, or ate right, so this is very new to me. Im pretty nervous! Hope everyone is doing well! Tue, 8 Oct 2013 12:50:52 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55184399 Hello everyone, <BR> I've been overweight for quite a few years now. The idea of me loosing weight was because I had terrible pain in my feet. My movements were slow and i was always in pain when i put my feet on the floor. The problem was my lower body. I have heavy legs. I was 87 kgs when i decided to just loose 10 kgs to start with.(that was 4 months ago) I didn't think i could loose all that chunk of fat round my hips and legs. With much hard work I lost 10 kgs . My present weig... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 06:31:17 EST Hi I'm Cynthia, Artist, Wife, Mother, Grandmother http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55183597 Right now I am struggling with backsliding. After setting a quiet goal for myself and doing well for the last 8 weeks I am frightened of not being able to keep this going. I deal with sabotage and stress and don't take great care of myself though I appear to have it 'all together' except for my life-long battle with obesity, a prevalent problem in my family of origin. I would like to chat with anyone who feels the same so we can support each other. I have not shared my plans or the amount... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 01:57:09 EST Been there, done that, now I'm trying THIS... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55183379 I'm Sher, live in Sunnyvale, am 5"1" and weight almost 160. Both my parents are/were obese. My mom passed away weighting 235 and at her lowest weight she was 160. I'm 3 lbs away from that. I'm...56, have no hormones due to medical issues, hurt everywhere and am simply tired of being uncomfortable in my own body and clothes. I have 7 grandchildren and an amazing husband who is also on his own weight loss program, but what he does doesn't work for ME. I need people. Support. Friends to walk wit... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 01:00:35 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60744x55166085 Hi my name is Lyanne, this is the first time I have ever been on this site, I currently weight 192 pounds and my goal weight is 120 pounds, I work alot, and I have a hard time balancing working out and work. I am single and I am 41 years old. I need support in understanding how to eat healthy on a cheap budget, and motivational support to keep going. I have a bad right knee that got injured years ago, and I have been babying it since. I was scared I would re injure it if I went back on to my ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 19:54:55 EST Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27033x60744x55139755 Here you can post Questions on anything related to Sparkpeople, how to navigate, where you should post, and things like that! We would love to help you and will do our best! Fri, 4 Oct 2013 12:44:10 EST Chat With Us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60744x55139655 Come on in and chat with us here! If you have any questions you can ask on our "Ask Us" Thread and we will do our best to help you out! Fri, 4 Oct 2013 12:32:33 EST