SparkPeople Ohio Buckeye Beauties! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=68 Hello Friendly People from Ohio serious about losing weight! Lets all support each other, and lose the weight we've always wanted to lose in A Healthy Way~ Glad to see you all! Hugs,Verm SparkPeople Ohio Buckeye Beauties! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=68 Ready to change and have fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59487522 Hi everyone ! My name is Dana and this is a big step to let my walls downn and make a change. I would love to travel and do exciting activities but my weight keeps me from it. Well I do I am a strees eater and feel safe hiding behind my weight. There has been a lot but I pull through. I want to have the life I always dreamed of. I have always cared for othees never for myself. Hope I set my goals and reach tm I always start to workout someone compliments me a I self-DESTROY all I've done. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:37:18 EST looking for a walking pal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59448167 I live in Doylestown and work full time in Medina so I get home around 6pm. I love to walk at Silver Creek and neighboring areas. Anyone close by that would like to walk with me? Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:26:39 EST cstein14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59305506 Excited to get started. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:49:26 EST cstein14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59305456 Excited to get started. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:46:03 EST New to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59276374 Hi, I just joined today. Well, actually I was a member a few years ago, but I didn't do anything with it. <BR> My job as a writer/editor is very sedentary, so I don't get a lot of exercise. That's why I rejoined the program. I need to find a way to get healthy. I signed up for the 28 day challenge. I'm looking forward to it. (Of course I haven't started doing it yet.) <BR> I'm married, without children, and live in Northeast Ohio. I'm trying to get my husband to join Sparkpeople, too. He's a... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:14:43 EST New And Ready To Rock! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59247617 Hi! My name is Amanda and today is my first day on Sparkpeople.I live in northwest ohio with my amazing family.I am here because I need the extra support and friendship it takes to get to (and maintain) my goals. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:14:41 EST New to SparkPeople... SO excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59214507 Hi y'all! I'm Taylor and I am brand new to SparkPeople! I live right outside Cincinnati and have a passion for all things health and fitness! I love motivating people to reach their goals and my dream is to become a personal trainer and to impact lives for the better. I am so excited to be a part of this group! Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:51:17 EST New to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59116359 Hello all I am new to Sparkpeople. I am looking forward to losing 50 pounds and feeling great!! Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:19:45 EST Hi everyone!! I'm new...again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59100422 Hi!! I'm Shelly and I just rejoined Spark! I had an account a long time ago but didn't utilize it like I should've! I'm an 8th grade teacher and have about 30 pounds to lose. I'm trying not to focus on the scale too much... I just want to feel good and healthy!! I tend to do well for awhile and then once I have a hiccup it goes downhill from there..I love how Spark is community based and I look forward to interacting with all of you, keeping each other on track, and exchanging advice :) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:47:56 EST I'm back! I'm back! I'm back!!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59080114 (Did I mention that I'm back? <em>20</em> I've been away for far too long. My weight went way up, and now I'm determined to get the weight off and get healthy! I have severe sleep apnea, and the results of my last sleep study from August said that I was in REM sleep only 13% of the night. <em>40</em> So my sleep doc told me last Monday that my options are: <BR> <BR> 1) CPAP (NO!) <BR> 2) CPAP with the TAP (oral appliance that I wear to treat my sleep apnea) (I already sai... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:28:22 EST Moke1963 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59063290 Hi! I found this website and thought it was just what I need. I am a 67 year old single female who really needs to loose weight and exercise. I don't want to grow any older in the same shape I am in. I had a total knee replacement in May and I am doing very well. No excuses to go forward with the exercises. I really believe the info on this sight is just the help I need. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 17:54:21 EST Hihi!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59061293 Hello! I used to use this site years and years ago. I decided to get back on because I'm at my heaviest weight in 4 years, and close to being the heaviest I've ever been. <BR> I can't do this anymore. Though I'm nervous, because I have issues working against me. I just have to focus, and fight through the lack of motivation pushing against my will to change. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 13:14:36 EST kickball and walks/runs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59009602 Anyone interested in weekend activities? Kids are more than welcome to come I will probably have my son. I have a group and we are always looking for more people to learn and trade ideas for health and fitness. Its more about supporting and activities than just getting buff. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:40:37 EST Cathy, me, needs motivation. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x59002752 I have lost 120 ponds about 5 yrs ago. But I put back on 30 of those pounds and can't get motivating to taking it off. I am afraid 30 will turn into a 100. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:04:51 EST Just enjoying a gloomy but nice Sunday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x59000190 Good morning to all. I'm new to this group. I rejoined the last week of August. The last time I was on Sp I was over 200 and I have managed to stay under 200 fro a few years now. But I want to lose about 30 pounds so i'm starting again and any motivation and tips would be great . Goo luck to every one and I hope that it will be a great and healthy week for all. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:42:40 EST Hi eveyrone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x58976410 Hi there. I'm new here. I live in NE Ohio. Hope everyone has a great day. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:21:08 EST Hello Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58967819 Hi there everyone. I'm new (again) to this site. I've been here before, but not for very long. I am ready to do this! I've lost 32 lbs so far and I have a lot more to lose. I hope I am able to meet people on here and we are able to motivate each other. I hope everyone has a blessed day. <em>30</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:52:39 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58946766 Hello everyone! I am new both to the group and to Ohio. I grew up in Arizona, meet my husband when he was stationed in California, and moved to Ohio in June 2014 when he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps. <BR> <BR> I reached my highest weight of 232 pounds when I was pregnant with my daughter. She was born 11/16/2013. In January after my 6 week check up I decided to get serious about losing weight. As of August 5th I have lost 46 pounds. I took a break from my scale and will be ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:13:33 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58936788 Hello everyone! My name is Crissy and I'm 29 years old. I live in Kentucky with my amazing husband, 2 children (9 year old son/2 year old daughter), and our 3 year old mutt whose name is Malia. <BR> I've always been on the chunky side, however, I've had a wakeup call recently that made me realize just how far I've allowed myself to go. I'm now weighing in at my highest weight ever...210 lbs. <BR> I can't wait to meet all of you and watch you all meet your goals! <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> ... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:24:14 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58888133 Hi my name is Tiffany and I am 24 years old. I am currently working on loosing my baby weight. I have slacked up until now assuming that the weight would disappear like it used to when I was younger. I have a son who is almost 3 and I am still the same weight as I was when I delivered him. EKKK! I look forward to joining in on the conversations to help motivate and improve myself! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:18:14 EST I'm new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58812278 Hello, I'm a 48 year old distance runner and semi-professional roller derby player. I started bodybuilding after several bad injuries playing derby in order to build strength and stamina in taking the big hits out there! I"m 5'2" and 125 lbs. I've been trying to get to a leaner 118 without losing muscle mass. I know HOW to do this, but I'm having a problem staying committed to my diet plan. I seem to be fighting hunger in the evenings alot, especially on the low-cal days of my plan. I'm ... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:49:39 EST lajh1973 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58801872 Hi I'm new to the spark people program. Say that 3 times in a row. I live in Licking County and hope to lose a big whooping 80 pounds. I know it will take time, patience, determination and help from all of you. I've been told that I worry and take care of everyone else. Now that I'll be turning the big 60 in March, I should take care of myself. So can I lose the weight this time? Yes! Yes! Yes! With some help from all of you. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:46:46 EST im back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58781669 hi my name is cyndi and i am ready to do this again and this time im ready to get it done Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:49:54 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58682096 Wow, there are a lot of Buckeyes at SP! Hi to everyone ;-), Here to shed a few pounds and learn about good (better) nutrition along the way. Have been yo-yo'ing far too long, time to put a stop to it once and for all ;-). Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:38:15 EST Hello from Wadsworth! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58673303 Hi, my name is Marianne. I'm not new to SparkPeople, but am newly re-committed to losing 30+ lbs and keeping it off. This time I'm serious! <em>213</em> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:24:57 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58670759 Hey everyone! I'm Jaycee. I have been on SparkPeople before right after my son was born. I had many issues losing weight due to a hormone imbalance and I just recently started on Adipex. I have already lost 6 lbs in 4 days so I am determined to continue with my weight loss and keep it off after I discontinue the medication. I have had depression issues since I was in eighth grade and had to get off of them while on the adipex. Not only do I want to lose weight to help my self confidence, but ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:04:04 EST Hi! I am new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58632098 Hi my name is Katie. I play volleyball, basketball, and I love being outside. I also love spending time with my friends and family. I am looking to lose about 15 pounds and make better eating choices! <BR> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:01:41 EST Hello Everyone :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58622372 My name is Amanda. I am new to Spark People & still trying to find my way around. Wow, SP is amazing, with so much to offer!! I need to lose 50 pounds & become more active again. I recently had surgery & my activity level tanked. I have always enjoyed walking/jogging, biking & being outdoors. I loved the freedom, peace, & overall wonderful sense of well being it brought to me. I am staying positive & I am confident I will be enjoying these activities again very soon. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:35:04 EST The Fest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x58605939 If you live near northeast Ohio, you should check out www.TheFest.us <BR> This year it will be Sun. Aug. 3. <BR> It is a fabulous day with 4 national Christian singers/bands. <BR> It is open to everyone who wants to have a positive family day. <BR> It is totally free. <BR> There is off-site parking with free shuttle service. <BR> Many of the sponsors give 'freebies'. <BR> Pass this info on, please. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:52:56 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58546691 Hello there, my name is Anna. I have basically been struggling with my weight my whole life. In late 2009 I began yet another weight loss journey, and by the end of 2010 had lost about 80, and I kept 70 of that 80 off for two years. In summer 2012 I learned I had poly cystic ovarian disease, which I have had probably most if not all my life but was never checked for. Some other stuff such as my thyroid came back abnormal, and I'm finally getting into the endocrinologist next month after getti... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:39:34 EST Not so new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58524035 Hi! I have been a member for a few years but have been back and forth on the weight lose journey. I have fibromyalgia and degenerative disc disease. Both of which cause me daily pain. I stopped taking meds due to an almost 50 lb weight gain which was a side effect of the meds. I am determined to lose the weight this time so I can enjoy my kids.and life pain free. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:08:11 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58510683 Hello everyone! My name is Christina and I'm 18 years old. I've just moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where I'm finally on my own. Nervous, but very excited! I'm a hopeless romantic :) who adores books and can't live without music. I was born and raised in France, but moved here to the United States when I was 15 with my parents. <BR> I've always been on the "curvy side", but after my parents divorced, I began comforting myself with food which ended up with me gaining 70 lbs. I'm not proud of myself... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:22:32 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58504584 Not sure what to say here, other than hello. I'm new here. I've been using spark people since Oct 2013, but never used the message boards before. I started at 211 and am down to 190, but seem to be stuck. I keep fluctuating between 190 and 195 for the past 6 months - frustrating, but probably my own fault (I like to "cheat" a little too often). One thing I'm concerned about is getting the right nutrients. According to the nutrition tracker, I need to increase my potassium and magnesium... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:30:05 EST Son-in-law life flighted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x58494301 My son-in-law, David Fitch, was in a serious auto accident <BR> yesterday. You can see the car pictures that were in the news. <BR> http://www.salemnews.net/page/content.de<BR>tail/id/574862.html <BR> He was life-flighted to the trauma center. He got out of <BR> surgery at 10:30 PM last night. He is stable, but in a lot <BR> of pain. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:55:12 EST Still Learning This Place... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58475667 I'm a 33 year old male who is usually pretty quiet... especially around new faces, I spent most of my youth doing crazy things across the United States, Canada, and Mexico... moved back home a few years ago to financially and physically take care of a family member who has cancer. <BR> I spend most of my spare time either working or in my shop building things, which in toe has left me a bit more out of shape then I would prefer. So I am now in the process of trying to become more actively i... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:11:41 EST A New Buckeye http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58427935 Happy 4 th Of July <em>652</em> <BR> New to the team. <BR> From Ellet/ Akron area. With Tallmadge 5 streets away. <BR> Bought our house 4 yrs ago yesterday. <BR> Raised in Ellet. Graduated from Ellet High. <BR> Live close to Goodyear Metro& Goodyear Blimp& hanger. Strickland's. And Tallmadge Circle. <BR> So glad to find the team. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 12:15:28 EST anyone in or near Barberton?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x58377466 I'm looking for a walking buddy. Just someone available for a slow poke walk. I'm just starting out and a chubby chug-a-long right now... Any takers? Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:33:35 EST Fresh face here :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58341729 Hello! My name is Liz. I'm 29, married, and we have 3 wonderful children. My short term goal as of now is to lose 25 lbs by September 25,'2014. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone the best of luck! Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:06:57 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58300244 Hi, my name is Marie, and after having 4 kids ages ranging from 13-5, I have put on extra weight that I just can't seem to lose. Its been even harder after I herniated a disk, and screwed up my SI joint. I'm hoping to find extra motivation from spark people. :) Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:37:05 EST Hello From Findlay :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58215184 Hi. My name is Rian. I just started on this site yesterday (June 13). I am hoping to lose 67 pounds by March 2015 and maybe find some people close by to help me on my journey. :) I live in Findlay with my husband and our zoo of animals. LOL. We have a dog (Brutus) and 2 cats (Chessie and Kitty). Our 3 year anniversary is coming up in Oct and I am hoping to be down at least 30 pounds by then. We are also trying for our first baby. :) <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get started :) <BR> <BR> Rian <BR... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:04:05 EST New to the Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58210437 Hi--I'm 52, married and am owned by 2 German Shepherd goofballs. I sort of retired about 3 years ago and the weight creep has been awful. Here to get wise about nutrition and physical activity in order to lose the poundage. Would also like to find my self-esteem somewhere along the way! D'oh! Glad to have found SP. <BR> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:26:23 EST Newb that wants to be fit and have time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58185230 My name is Renee and I recently just started college for my BSN degree. I have worked so hard this past year to earn a 4.0 and I even started summer classes. I'm beginning volunteering at a nursing home and hospital. I also work a part time job while still living at home. (I'm a commuter). I just want the motivation and extra time to earn a healthy and fit lifestyle. I can never find the time or energy to workout between studying and working. I have turned to google and came across this wonde... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:14:29 EST Hi, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58170610 I moved to Ohio about a year ago. I used to be a member of SP before I got married and had kids. I'm hoping to make some life style changes to lose some weight and have more energy. I have a desk job, so I don't get a lot of exercise during the day. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to get an elliptical for at home to start exercising in the mornings before work. I will poke around the forums and get up to speed on your challenges and whatnot. Happy to be here! Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:44:27 EST Hello, I joined Tuesday June 3, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58120349 I have been yo-yo dieting for many years, I would succeed and lose major amounts. Show off what I did, then go back to my old habits. Then I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. I lost some weight and kept it off. Dieting is a bad word. I prefer lifestyle change. Changing my lifestyle, of no activity, overeating, feeling bored, lonely and frustrated was easier than I thought. I began to read labels, I began to plan my meals ahead of time. I began packing my lunch the night befo... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 14:49:51 EST Here I am once again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58044418 What can I say. Once again I find myself back where I started. I am admitting that I have no self control, no will power and no get up and go, but after holding my daughter and listening to her cry because she is afraid of me dying, I understand that something has to change and I will need lots of help. <em>46</em> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:54:31 EST Me Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x58031469 I feel ready to do the work and focus on getting myself to a normal healthy weight. I hope as days turn to weeks, I will gain the confidence that I can make this change and reach my goals. <BR> I like all the info and support that Sparke People offers. <BR> mamsinator. <BR> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:29:33 EST here we go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57996804 I have been successful at losing weight before, but have also been successful at gaining it back. This time will be different. I am starting slow and changing my lifestyle one step at a time! Sun, 25 May 2014 21:53:43 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57991892 Hey there! My name is Ashley and im here to meet others going through similar issues. I'm 25 and have pcos. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for years, and this year is where um starting to go the natural route. We've done fertility treatments and all that jazz and im just wanting to try it naturally for a while any insight on the matter would be greatly appreciated! Sun, 25 May 2014 10:29:04 EST Anyone in the cleveland area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x57961493 Hi! I am Liz <BR> I am looking for a buddy, I work out at the planet fitness in Rocky River and I am looking for someone to tag along with. I am willing to switch gyms, I just am having a hard time keeping myself motivated to do it alone. <BR> I am really sick of letting myself down but I can't seem to get out of this rut. I swing back and forth between IM GONNA DO THIS! To, Damn this is a lot of work why did I let it get this bad?? <BR> i promise im not a debby downer all the time.. we al... Thu, 22 May 2014 11:06:38 EST Picking myself up, dusting myself off.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57954288 Hi there!! <BR> My name is Amy and I am coming back to Spark--AGAIN(LOL)--starting today! Well, I will start all my good habits tomorrow, I just restarted my goals and such today! <em>334</em> <BR> Anyway, I am 44 years old and live NE of Columbus and I am preparing to start my battle again!! I am very happily married <em>26</em> and have 2 awesome boys who are 10 and 12 and are the lights of my life!! <em>129</em> I have been battling my weight my entire life, but this fight is ge... Wed, 21 May 2014 19:46:43 EST back at it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57909783 Hi, I am starting back at it again after some health problems and getting married, I managed to gain 50 of the 100 lbs I had previosly lost. Hope you won't hold it against me, but I currently live in the state up north. Born and raised in OH and will always be a Buckeye! Moved up north when I married my husband 3 years ago. Looking foreward to this new season of getting healthy again. Sat, 17 May 2014 23:22:57 EST Color Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x57831218 Anyone done it? <BR> <BR> I've done it the last 2 years in Cincinnati with my kids... signed up again for another year! So excited for August!!! :) Sun, 11 May 2014 00:02:51 EST another 55+ newbie.. adipex http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57813623 I started taking adipex yesterday. Went for my first walk since last year. and am trying to stay on track. Its hard.. I need a motivator..(or drill sergeant) Fri, 9 May 2014 09:40:38 EST cindy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57811947 I am over weight and in bad health, I am trying to change my way of eating and getting exercise daily Fri, 9 May 2014 07:30:23 EST Just a beginner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57759183 I am just a beginner to this site. I figured it would help me stay on track a lot better than I have done in the past. My junior year of high school I was at my heaviest and I lost a lot of weight my senior year. Then I went to college and basically gained it all back. Now that my first year of college is over I want to be healthy and more active and continue on that path. Sun, 4 May 2014 23:02:17 EST New to the board! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57750698 4 Hi everyone! Well, I've decided I need a change. I'm at the heaviest I've ever been and I want to feel happiness in myself again. So, here I am! I'm a 39 year old married mother of 3 and I currently live in Reynoldsburg. I work crazy hours at night so my available hours to exercise are very limited. But, I know I can find some time in there somewhere! I've decided that my diet is going to be geared towards eating paleo due to some health concerns and I'm excited to get started with it! Ha... Sun, 4 May 2014 09:34:45 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57646827 Hello, <BR> I have been a member here for a long time. I lost about 60 pounds with the help from spark people about 4 years ago. Then, I stopped. I stopped using the site, I stopped exercising, I stopped eating healthier, I just stopped. There are many reasons why, but that is not important anymore. What is important is that I'm back here, and I accept my failures, and I am wanting and willing to start again. This time, I am almost 200 pounds. Wow, it's funny how hard it is to say it o... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:45:12 EST Just Getting Started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57591446 Hey there fellow Buckeyes. I'm from Columbiana County right on the Ohio River. I am totally new to SparkPeople, having stumbled upon this site just last week. All I can say is, "Wow!" I have needed something like this to motivate me toward my seemingly daunting goal of losing 195 pounds over the next two years. I'm hoping that I can make some friends here along the way. So blessings on you all and thank you for letting me "in your club." Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:38:10 EST Greetings from Norwalk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57577752 I have decided to sign on again here because I need to drop pounds. More importantly, I need to get in better shape to ride my bike while my daughter runs. She is going to be on her 7th grade track team and she plays basketball so it's time to really buckle down and workout with her. I teach part-time at an on-line university and I own a small traveling yarn shop so I sit - A LOT! Spring will find me in the garden more often and I'm working at Cedar Point this summer, which is a change since ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:18:02 EST Hello from Newark! Near Columbus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57568351 Good morning all! <BR> Just a note to say hello! <BR> My name is Jan. I have lost almost 30 lbs since the beginning of the year but am new to sparkpeople. I have trouble with motivation since I am an all or nothing kinda girl! But am trying to make this a lifestyle - I do not have much "community" support so I am looking forward to getting to know you! <BR> I have been single for several years- most of the time happy with that status but hoping to one day find my happily ever after! I have... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:24:57 EST Bragaboutme Walk 5 Miles 3 Times Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57552041 I have been doing this for a year, but once I hit 5 miles, 2 hours after exercise extremely fatigued,eat, shot for the day. I have discussed w/ MD. HEALTH NOT AN ISSUE, they says it's just age. Can this be Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:32:13 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57544674 Hi, from Columbus. I was searching for some new groups and thought I would stick around in this one. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:58:09 EST Just saying hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57511818 Not sure how often I will be able to post but wanted to say hi! <BR> I'm starting over with Sparkpeople as a means to track my food and activity. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:49:44 EST hi im Bev http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57364821 Hi my name is bev and I need help loosing weight! Wed, 2 Apr 2014 22:37:23 EST Here we go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57328705 I am not new to spark people at all...This is my 4th time of getting on here...the first round I was able to shed 23 pounds in 11 weeks while using SP :) I aim to get to my goals by using Sp again :) I have stuggled with weight all my life ( since the age of 13) I have PCOS ( polycystic ovarian syndrome) <BR> ON top of that, we have been struggling with infertility for 5.5 of our 6.5 years married....my husband is also losing weight to improve himself :) Both of us are on this journey togeth... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:12:53 EST Rediscovering Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57321576 I joined originally about a year ago but wasn't sure I wanted to give up my other forum that had all my history of prior information. Then I started to read things on line to help me get motivated once again and ran into this website again. I realized there is much more here than my old site and there was tons of motivation information plus nutritional info and people! I am glad I took another look. Each night when I want to go get something to eat, I log on and start reading instead! I love ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:38:13 EST Another Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57285093 Hello! I'm Kate and I'm 30. I've slowly gained weight over the past ten years and I'm just really tired of it. I love clothes, I love feeling good. I need to start choosing myself and stop being a doormat. So here I am! Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:38:38 EST New :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57269254 Hello my name is Erica, I recently gained 40lbs trying very hard to lose it. I'm 36 years old mother of 3 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:40:16 EST nearing 65 and still running! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57244832 I have been running over 30 years, never was fast, 9-10 minute miles and not races. I started doing longer distances in 2008 and have now run 20 half marathons and one marathon. I am just so darn slow, that now I am beginning to get discouraged. I know that I shouldn't let it bother me, but it does. I belong to a forum for women over 40, but everyone is getting PR's and running fast and here I am lucky to be doing 12 minute miles these days. I seem to have really slowed over the winter m... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:08:20 EST Pickaway County http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57192687 Hey all! Been a member for a while, but I think this is actually my first post here! Looking for more push to get back on my weight loss goals. From Pickaway County Ohio, about 20 minutes from Circleville. Looking for a weight loss buddy in the area. So, my work a couple of weeks ago started a weight loss program as well and I've lost 1.5 pounds in the first week and a half, so go figure; we see a little difference and know we can do more!! Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:07:55 EST HERE TODAY AND SPARKING ALONG TOWARD MY GOALS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x57112549 Hi Buckeyes! It's Thursday and cold, but that's just the weather. I did some upper body exercise this morning since the sidewalks are still icy and I can't risk a fall to my already messed up knees! I am excited though, because I have been pushing myself to walk just a little further when I am able to get out. I feel that it is working. I can walk a little further without getting leg cramps at night. I'm sticking closer to my food plan, and I hope to see some progress when I weigh in Saturday... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:08:57 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57033704 I just joined a couple of days ago. I live in Portage County. Our snow, except for the high piles of it, is starting to melt. I am so ready for summer. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 22:04:14 EST A New face. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57013819 Helllo!! Its me Jessica Harper. <BR> I had another sparkpage but my mobile app isn't allowing me to access it so I had to create a new page!! <BR> I have been out of the swing of things and the spark community for a while now and I need to get back in desperately. <BR> I am also looking for a female accountability partner if anyone is interested. Just someone to encourage and be encouraged by, as well as tough questions and fitness/food/cheat day accountability. <BR> <BR> Hope you all ha... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:17:32 EST A New face. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57013528 Helllo!! Its me Jessica Harper. <BR> I had another sparkpage but my mobile app isn't allowing me to access it so I had to create a new page!! <BR> I have been out of the swing of things and the spark community for a while now and I need to get back in desperately. <BR> I am also looking for a female accountability partner if anyone is interested. Just someone to encourage and be encouraged by, as well as tough questions and fitness/food/cheat day accountability. <BR> <BR> Hope you all ha... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:00:42 EST Missanne on the move http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x57001393 I need help!!!!!!!!!! My Goal is to lose 75 pounds before my 60th Birthday on December 9th,2014. Please I need a lot of support and a chance to support others on this journey. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:25:29 EST New Member: Steph Short http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56749792 Hi, this mother of 2 has finally decided to get back on track once again. Sadly, I have started this journey a few times, but am even more determined to finally get healthier for not just me, but my entire family. As a Mom, I was not setting a very good example for my impressionable young children by gaining so much weight and ignoring it for so long. Once again, I will modify my diet and exercise. I loved the look of this site and feel confident that I will be able to see at a glance how... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:40:38 EST Stopping by to say Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56708956 Hi all, I tried SparkPeople many years ago and was doing well. Unfortunately one of my spark buddies I met through the site lived to close to each other and we both fell off the track. WE chose to get together to often and coffee led to pastries and pastries led to dinner and dessert. So having a spark buddy in my area was not the best thing. I just turned the big 60 and I am ready to get this weight off forever. <BR> <BR> I hope I can count on you to help me get through this. I also hope I... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 14:04:50 EST Cincy Area Rally http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4949x68x56703154 Limited Seating is Available. <BR> <BR> Cincinnati Area SparkPeople Member Rally 4/26/14 <BR> <BR> April 26th from 9 am to 5 pm <BR> <BR> Microtel Inns and Suites Conference Room <BR> <BR> Address: 7490 Woodspoint Dr, Florence, KY 41042 VERY CLOSE TO CINCY <BR> Phone:(859) 746-8100 <BR> <BR> <BR> Presentations By: <BR> <BR> Tina Wiseley aka Hoosiergirlindy lost 200 <BR> <BR> Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl lost 240+ <BR> <BR> Brad Milligan aka Bradmill2922 lost over 200 <BR> <BR> Tom Mc... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 00:46:48 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56669212 I'm a 27 year old mother of two beautiful girls (11 and 5), I'm a paralegal in my hometown, I'm married to my jr. high sweetheart of 15 years, and I have lost 77 lbs in the last year. I have been a member of SparkPeople for almost that entire year, but have never posted to message boards. I've also not been the best at tracking my food and exercise. Between work and taking the girls to all of their activities and practices (I'm a basketball, gymnastics, and baton twirling mom!!) I just haven'... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 09:39:00 EST Cincinnati Area Spark Rally- Florence Ky- Close http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56666390 Cincinnati Area SparkPeople Member Rally 4/26/14 <BR> <BR> April 26th from 9 am to 5 pm <BR> <BR> Microtel Inns and Suites Conference Room <BR> <BR> Address: 7490 Woodspoint Dr, Florence, KY 41042 <BR> Phone:(859) 746-8100 <BR> <BR> <BR> Presentations By: <BR> <BR> Tina Wiseley aka Hoosiergirlindy lost 200 <BR> <BR> Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl lost 240+ <BR> <BR> Brad Milligan aka Bradmill2922 lost over 200 <BR> <BR> Tom McCourt aka McCourtt lost 60+ <BR> <BR> Lee Scott Green aka Swd... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 02:27:13 EST Wear red for women's heart heatlh. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4949x68x56642102 Official day for wearing red for women's heart health is Feb. 7th. You can do it all month. <link>https://www.goredforwomen.org/ </link> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:55:38 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56638485 I'm Emily, from the Dayton area. Just wanted to say hi and stay warm! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 00:44:02 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56611120 My name is Robin and I am new to the group, I have many health issues is why I need to lose weight, I am not doing it for anyone other than myself. I am afraid if I don't lose weight now I might not make it to see my son get married. <BR> <BR> So am going to do my best to lose at least 2lbs a week to start and keep going till i reach my goal weight. <BR> Look forward to your support and I will support you too when needed... <BR> <BR> Thank you and nice to meet all of you and good luck yours... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 03:03:46 EST Hello February, Hello Ohio Frozen Beauties http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56600649 Hi, I'm Gale from Medina County, and I'm back, well story is kind of funny, I joined this website (SparkPeople) back in January 2011 , when first diagnosed with type 2Diabetes and then stopped using it once my numbers got better, but here I am 3 years later almost to the day, because my new digestive doctor suggested I use this forum. My weight is exactly the same as it was 3 yrs ago, so I guess that's good, based on what I know could have happened. So, just wanted to say hello and going to ... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:02:14 EST Cycling trails...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x56580455 Hi Everyone. First, let me start by saying I can only cycle an average of 20 miles at a time on the off-road towpath, but I've been dreaming about taking longer excursions in Ohio. My big goal is to ride from Cleveland to Cincinnati on a multi day bike trip (or the other direction - not sure what is better.) Have any of you done longer rides on the Ohio to Erie Trail or parts of it? I would love to start organizing some mini rides with SP Buckeyes! Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:28:01 EST Laura http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56566629 I'm a forty some year old gal who wants to lose weight, not give up so easily, and regain my confidence. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:40:35 EST Hi! Day two for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56549577 Hi! My name is Jessie...I am 33 soon to be 34. Headed down the road to losing about 30 more pounds. I had lost 50 and then fell off the track and gained about 10 back. My first time tracking online...always looking for new friends. I am in Central Ohio. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:05:10 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56537979 Hello all. I just joined Spark People today. Checking out things and saw this team and thought I'd join! My name's Julia and I am married and the mom to soon-to-be five year old twins. I weigh 255 and would like to get back to 200 and then go from there. <BR> <BR> Look forward to getting to know everyone! Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:39:25 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56471942 I'm from the Akron area! I'm 42 and a SAHM of 3 kids, although two of them are adults living out of the house! I've been overweight almost 20 years, so almost half my life. I'm ready to lose the weight and keep it off for good! Since the end of July, I've lost about 23 pounds! And that was without really trying, so now I've started tracking my food and hope to start moving more and really see the pounds fade away! I'm so looking forward to warmer weather so I can get out on the hike and bike ... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:36:53 EST Cincinnati Spark Rally 4-26-14 Limited Seating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x56464753 Cincinnati Area SparkPeople Member Rally 4/26/14 <BR> <BR> April 26th from 9 am to 5 pm <BR> <BR> Microtel Inns and Suites Conference Room <BR> <BR> Address: 7490 Woodspoint Dr, Florence, KY 41042 <BR> Phone:(859) 746-8100 <BR> <BR> <BR> Presentations By: <BR> <BR> Tina Wiseley aka Hoosiergirlindy lost 200 <BR> <BR> Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl lost 240+ <BR> <BR> Brad Milligan aka Bradmill2922 lost over 200 <BR> <BR> Tom McCourt aka McCourtt lost 60+ <BR> <BR> Lee Scott Green aka Swd... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:11:50 EST Hi from Licking County near Utica http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56455412 Hello! New here! <BR> I want to lose 170 pounds by the end of September2015. <BR> I will set small daily goals to reach slightly bigger weekly goals,to reach monthly goals to reach my long term goal. <BR> <BR> I live in Licking County near Utica/Johnstown/Newark/Mt.vernon. I am close to all four, sorta in the middle. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:58:47 EST Howdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56387098 I'm Kati. 26 and the mother of 3 from Zanesville. I work full time and have trouble finding me time to workout, but I have committed to do SOMETHING above and beyond the norm for 100 days straight. I'm on day 8. :) <BR> I lost 42 lbs in 2013 and have another 40 to lose in 2014. I plan to run the Nationwide Children's hospital Half Marathon in October, even though I suck at running. O_o <BR> <BR> It's great to meet other Buckeyes! Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:16:00 EST Glad that weekend is done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x56374984 Hi everyone. Well, I'm frustrated - both hubby and I were sick all weekend. That does not serve as a motivator. We ate what was microwaveable, or was from freezer to oven. More often than not, we didn't eat - which doesn't make for weightloss for me. Weird. But back on track today. Hope everyone is having a good week. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:21:01 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56364573 Hello Everyone, I am Lisa. I am 52 yrs old and I began my weight loss journey last August. Since August 17, 2013 I have lost 22 pounds and my goal is to lose 38 more pounds. I am hoping to reach my goal by the end of May. "O H_ _" <em>30</em> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:00:52 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56331414 I AM A WIDOW, MOTHER OF 2 BOYS, GRANDMOTHER OF 3 AWESOME KIDS. I WANT TO GET IN SHAPE SO I CAN BE AROUND TO ENJOY MY FAMILY. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:59:05 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56292720 Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Joanna and I'm 22 years old. This is the second time I've joined SparkPeople. I've already lost 20 pounds (I only left for a couple weeks due to a family members passing and holidays). I am determined to lose more weight and reach my goal of 135. I have two wonderful dogs, Fluffy (a beagle/mix) and Bear (a white lab/rot mix). I have a dream of becoming a veterinarian one day...so needless to say I love animals (yes that includes spiders and snakes too :D). I have ... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:17:48 EST I just started today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56280546 Hi, my name is Peggy. I have 100+ lbs. to lose. If I can lose 2 lbs a week I will be at my goal in December, 2014. I've tried everything. I am totally committed to this plan. I've never belonged to a Forum and am hopeful this will keep me motivated. My sister has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and I fear I'm heading in the same direction. Glad to be here, and hope to hear from you soon. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 20:48:33 EST Here, but cold and tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x56276579 Somebody wake me up. I've been trying to re-energize all afternoon. But nothing is working! It was so nice an sunny earlier, but now it's downright gloomy. Yawn! Wed, 8 Jan 2014 15:29:25 EST Another North of Dayton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56241334 Hi everyone. I'm looking to start fresh. I have a tremendous amount of weight to lose, and am looking for motivators, mentors, and accountability partners. I really struggle to stick with things, but I absolutely must. Hope you all are staying warm, and keeping safe in this nasty weather. Thanks, Connie Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:28:08 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56225242 Hello, <BR> <BR> I am new to this web site I am trying to lose weight as best as I can. I want to be thinner and happier with who I am however sometimes I feel like that is going to be impossible with my current weight. No one on my family knows my true weight and how bad it is. Everyone in my family are bigger people however I want to change that for myself and my future children. So I am here looking for support and encouragement to keep going in hopes to be the size I want to be. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:36:56 EST Let's try this again..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56212542 I have tried this more than once, the last being about 3 or 4 yrs. ago. I have gained more weight since then, of course. I am not severly overweight, but have gained about 25lbs. since gettting married in 2008. The problem is, I carry my weight around my middle. <BR> <BR> My mother was recently diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, and I am trying to stave off the inevitable. The good news is, I gained weight because I met this amazing man, but we are busy,busy, busy, and obviously do not eat ri... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 12:53:43 EST Springfield http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x56203468 Is there anyone here who is around the Springfield area and happen to be members of the Workout Warehouse gym? Fri, 3 Jan 2014 20:19:56 EST looking for new friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x56202728 looking for new friends for motivation and help me to get started Fri, 3 Jan 2014 19:19:57 EST North of Dayton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56193400 Hello fellow buckeyes! I was a member here a few years back, but didnt work it then. But this is a new year, a new day, a new chance to take good care of myself! <em>334</em> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 07:59:37 EST New from Northwest OH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56141917 Hello, I am a 40 year old paramedic. Although I am in fair shape I need to lose about 30 pounds. My son is off to college and I am starting my bucket list. I am going to do my first 5k in March, a half marathon in June/July, and a tough mudder in Oct. I have never ran a long distance race since high school. I am looking for support and suggestions on accomplishing these weight loss and running goals. This site seems to have a lot of support and ideas but not really sure how to get conne... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:43:42 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56134729 I just joined Spark People -- I'm an old lifetime WW member, and I was doing pretty well maintaining a good weight until about a year ago. Now I have about 25 pounds to lose, and I know I can do it, I just need to implement some of my old WW strategies, and I'm hoping the Spark People community can help. I also hope I can help some others with their own progress toward their goals! Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:40:26 EST Be Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56117416 Hello to all. I have just joined sparkspeople and am overwhelmed with all the information on this site. I will take one day at a time to learn and make this weight loss successful. I am excited to hear from my team members and friends. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:59:22 EST New from Dayton area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56114645 Hey, I'm from Cedarville OH and I am hoping to lose some weight in 2014. I was on track in the beginning of this year and lost nearly 20 pounds. Then, I gained 35 pounds over 6 months of not paying attention anymore. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by the end of the year. I'm going to need all the help I can get. I get distracted and lose motivation but I do want to get fit and feel better about myself. I'm excited to start this journey. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:32:10 EST New from Grove City http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x56087297 Hi everyone! I am new to SP, and still trying to figure out all the features of the site. I am looking to lose 10-15 lbs. Anyone go to the Grove City YMCA? <BR> Thanks for the invite to the group! Wed, 25 Dec 2013 16:29:28 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55973476 Hi I'm new and I have decided it is time in my life to make some changes, not only for me but for my children too. I want to have the energy to play with them and ride bikes with them. I just stated exercising and find it quite relaxing on those stressful days. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:21:26 EST From Dayton :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55952868 Hello! I am new here and I am from Dayton. I haven't meet anyone from here yet but I would like to meet other that come from Ohio. I am here to lose over 100 lbs and I am now focusing on going to planet fitness about 4 times every week. I would like to say hello to you all :) Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:05:44 EST Time for a New Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55940374 I am making the leap to change my life! I can't say I am completely ready for this but I know it is time. Time for a healthier, skinnier and happier me! I deal with chronic pain everyday and am hoping that my goals will lead to a pain free or reduced pain life! I have three beautiful children that deserve a much happier, healthier mom! NO IS MY TIME! Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:55:48 EST Great Ohio River Swim http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4949x68x55937001 My sister and I are training for this "race" (we're not trying to outrun anybody - this is just for us) <BR> <link>www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org/great-oh<BR>io-river-swim/ </link> <BR> Anybody else thinking about it? Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:42:14 EST from Columbus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55912474 Can I join the team even if I haven't lived in Ohio since 1987? I grew up on the southeast side of Columbus and cheer for the Buckeyes in The Game every year. O-H- Sun, 8 Dec 2013 18:46:02 EST Hello everyone! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55850379 My name is Joyce. I'm from Lorain. I was a member of Spark People a couple years ago, decided it was time to come back. :) Tue, 3 Dec 2013 10:29:20 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55817369 I'm Becca. I was here a long time ago but left. I'm working on my weight loss goals again and I've lost almost 50 lbs this time around. Seeing as how I don't have any friends here yet I'm looking to meet some new friends. Nice to meet you all. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:58:47 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55756604 New to the group. Hope to meet lots of fellow Ohioans. Having a hard time staying motivated in this cold crappy weather. Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:38:58 EST Desperately Trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55680847 Hi! I'm Lisa. I have joined the Sparkpeople site. I look forward to making new friends. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:03:12 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x55651026 I hope everyone is doing well. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:40:42 EST Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55550339 Hi all! <BR> <BR> My name is Heather. I am 40 now but will be 41 on Dec. 2nd. I have a long tale of weight issues, but the gist is I am motivated currently by 2 things happening in my life. One is a company Christmas Party on Dec. 13th, with a potential to get promoted. The second is my 10 year wedding anniversary next May. <BR> <BR> I need to keep this positive attitude up, plan my meals, plan my exercise goals, and meet my small goals to hit my big goals. <BR> <BR> I look forward to me... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 11:05:29 EST Ready to be fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55427380 Hello all, <BR> <BR> After being on steroids for the past few months, I picked up weight I'm now able to rehab and get started on my goal.. <BR> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:24:19 EST Anyone in Georgetown/ Brown County? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55418960 Hello, I'm in serious desire of some local friends that I could possibly meet up with sometimes for walks, coffee, etc. If you're interested, please message me. Thanks! Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:38:45 EST hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55412969 My name is Raynene and I can't wait to begin this journey with everyone! Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:53:26 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55373477 Hello:-) I'm happy to be here Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:28:00 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55367230 hello everyone! thanks for all the interesting reading!! you guys are awesome!! Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:25:46 EST hello buckeyes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55344280 Gotta get back to it.I lost 40lbs not too long ago then oops fell off the wagon.I am finally sick enough of the way I look and feel to get motivated .Wish me luck!!!! Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:46:22 EST Hello I'm Stevie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55322293 I have gallstones and went to a dietian she recommended 1800 calories so that's what im doing I saw her last month and I have lost 6 pounds its just 6 pounds but it feels nice and I know I don't want to be 233 again so I gotta keep on goin!! my goal is 130-140 lbs I have a 4 year old daughter and wanna live very long so its time for this change, its hard im a sweets aholic..anyone is welcome to comment and join im new to this so I will need guidance thanks Sat, 19 Oct 2013 19:10:48 EST Anyone in Toledo Ohio That Walks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55294286 Hi I am looking for a Workout Buddy in Toledo Ohio are there any groups around. <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:05:50 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55279735 Hello:-) I'm very happy to be here:-) Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:39:56 EST I have to figure this out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55271450 I have to lose weight and keep it off! I am a nurse, working 12 hour nights, and beginning my 3rd year of classes to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. I cannot be an obese NP! I have lost weight many times but am unable to maintain. I am also sedentary except for my hours worked. I sit at the computer for 12-15 hours a day. Every time i lose weight, it is a lonely battle. I am hoping having some support will help me stay on course. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:22:43 EST Fairfield Ohio anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x55260128 Hey everyone, my name is Jenny and I live in Fairfield and I am looking for a gym buddy! I have a membership to planet fitness in fairfield and I can bring a buddy anytime I go. I go most evenings. Anyone interested? Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:10:56 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55208176 My name is Michelle Anderson. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters. One is 12 and the other will be 11 next month. i am from mingo junction ohio, i am looking forward to getting to know other mom's who are trying to lose weight and get healthier. Wed, 9 Oct 2013 22:13:47 EST Michelle Stoker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55143633 Hi everyone, I am starting my diet on Monday. Want to loose 40 lbs by 1/16/2014. At least that is what Spark suggested. I want to do it by December 15. I have a challenge for myself,lol. I can't do anything strenuous at the moment. I am getting over 5 herniated discs and sciatica. Any useful tips are appreciated. Does anyone have a "low suger" or "low carb" food list? Fri, 4 Oct 2013 20:03:21 EST a Healthier life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55128484 I am looking to take on some new and supportedways of a changed healthy lifestyle. I'M 52years of age and I have high blood pressure high anxiety and have some weight to loose around 77 lbs. My youngest daughter is planning on getting married next spring. I like to walk but it is hard for me to do it by myself. I hope to get some support and some menus. I also like to swim. I also have a lot of free time to think about eating haha. <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 14:40:11 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55105394 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Back to SP from an almost 2-year hiatus--oof, I didn't do so well and now find I'm at my highest weight yet. Poster girl for not being able to 'outrun' a bad diet. Would love to get back in shape for the fall/winter. Happy to be here again with a different attitude: I'm ready to go ;-). Tue, 1 Oct 2013 20:39:19 EST Hello from Lancaster Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55060531 My name is Kathy. I am a single grandma trying to get fit because I am raising a grandchild and have been for over ten yrs. I am currently preparing for bariatric surgery so hopefully I can get a little off before the big day towards the first of the year. I have COPD so exercise does not come easy no matter how hard I try.With that being said..lets get fit my Ohioites.. <em>9</em> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 06:58:59 EST Hello from Grove City http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x55034173 Hello everyone. My name's William and I live in Grove City, OH. I'm a return member of the site. I used it quite successfully in 2009 to lose 50 pounds, but then didn't maintain the lifestyle I'd developed and relapsed into old habits. So now I'm back, starting from square 1 again. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:39:13 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54988106 I just joined today, I have MS, but in the last six months have really taken charge of what I am eating or the junk I am putting in my body, so desperately want to loose weight, so happy to meet all of you Sat, 21 Sep 2013 23:04:36 EST OMG OMG OMG http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x54975684 I was totally <em>30</em> when I went to WalMart this afternoon and went to the Stretch legging section. <BR> <BR> No longer wear a size 22. Able to get into a size 16-18. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:22:01 EST Thursday 9-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x54961861 Very very sore from going to the gym 2 days in a row. A definite no-no for me. <BR> <BR> Have a great week-end every one. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:18:17 EST Hi~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x54944206 Week 2 at the gym. I upped my weight on the machines I am using. Did count of 100 on the seated leg curl, hip adbuction/adduction, 2 legged leg press-1 leg @- & toe presses, leg extension, hip rotary both sides (only 60 @ at 37.5#, and the lower back. <BR> <BR> Ached for a while but over all felt good with my accomplishment for the day. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:27:45 EST Wanting to enter my 30's slim! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54941160 Hey all! I am 27 years old and weight a whopping 287 pounds! I can not pinpoint exactly when my weight started spiraling out of control. Maybe it was somewhere between being a teenager that turned to food for comfort while my family life was in shambles and food being my comfort during a fiver year unhealthy romantic relationship? Either way, I am ready to take control of my life and my weight! I am a student studying paralegal at a nearby community college. I am anticipating my degree in the... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:24:21 EST Problem with Fat Intake.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x54876741 I seem to be having a problem meeting my goals for calorie/carb/protein every day.. It seems like I hit my fat goal pretty regularly. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong.. I've had good luck losing weight... but I'm so concerned I am doing this the wrong way because I never get anywhere near my calorie goal. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else having a similar problem? Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:50:14 EST Having a rough day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x54866275 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm just having a horrible day. I just want to eat all day long. I've been snacking all day.. I feel terrible. I just hope this passes soon. I don't feel motivated to exercise, I just feel like sitting on my butt and eating all this full of calories. <BR> <BR> Sorry to be a downer, I just had to say this to myself in hopes to get over it and keep on going! Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:02:47 EST Hello From Cincinnati! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54814524 Hello from Cincinnati! <BR> <BR> I'm 31 years old and live in Cincinnati OH, with my husband and son. We have a dog and 4 cats.. (our spayed cat had kittens long story). We have been living here for about years, I moved here to be with my husband, I lived in Maine before moving to Cincinnati. <BR> <BR> Monday my husband and I are celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary. I actually joined this site before we got married to lose a few pounds before the wedding. At that time I believe I weighe... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 11:33:47 EST excited http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54782375 looking forward to daily exercise and healthy eating. want to feel better about myself and feel more confident getting into a bathing suit for our March vacation Wed, 4 Sep 2013 18:19:23 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x54711013 <em>24</em> Had to force myself to get up and do my 30 minute walk. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:48:43 EST Hi from Massillon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54689173 After taking a good long look at myself I realized I didn't really know the stranger that was looking back at me. <BR> <BR> With the help of Dr. Joseph A. Cook, Dr. Chughtai, and Dr. Williams I am slowly learning to try to get along with the issues I must deal with. I've come to realize only me, myself, and I can do that and that the 3 of us much work together to become as one. <BR> <BR> So begins my quest to: I THINK to LIVE for ME. <BR> I CAN learn... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:01:16 EST Morning Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x54627415 Today is a 'body maintenace day'; manicure/pedicure, invigorating shower, body lotion with a hint of fragrance. Actually 'style' hair instead of just letting it air dry...maybe it is self-love day? Have been reading so much lately about taking good care of our bodies/selves...look in the mirror, tell yourself "Honey, you look good". When the alter ego shows up with a "Nah, not you" tell alter to go fly a kite...mirror doesn't lie and I DO look good. After my doggie downer days this ... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 05:56:11 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54623487 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I live in Medina, OH. I'm currently a stay at home mom and wife, with plans to one day start my own business. I knew staying at home would be busy and crazy, but I think I let too much of that get the best of me! I made up so many excuses for not working out and eating well and now it has caught up to me. It's time for me to lose the baby weight, get back into a healthy routine, and enjoy all that is around me. Looking forward to learning more about SparkPeople... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 19:48:46 EST today's blog email http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x54616648 title do you want to lose the weight? Gist is that we want to be 'skinny' but don't want to do the work to get to 'skinny'. When I finally got serious about being more health conscious and losing excess weight I realized that in all times before I DID NOT want to do the work. <BR> <BR> Life is work. If the work is enjoyable it may seem less of a chore but, like or no, requires effort. When I don't want to put in the effort is when my life stagnates. Over the past several years I have ... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:45:51 EST Hello to all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54493238 Hi, my name is Katie, and I am new to sparkpeople and I am really hoping this will be a resources that keeps me on track. I have done programs that focus on lifestyle change, which I know is what is needed to be successful, however once I reach that plateau and start loosing motivation, there doesn't seem to be any support to keep me moving. I am hoping this community will be different with all the members and all the different recipes, how could I get bored with it? <BR> <BR> I struggle... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:05:34 EST Hi everyone! I'm from Beavercreek, OH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54482114 I just found this team on a friend's page and would love more contact with Ohio Sparkers. I'm finding that this weight loss journey is a long one although I've made pretty good progress the last couple of months. I've been a Spark member for several years. I'm 66 years old, retired, enjoying the time I have to cook (hopefully healthy stuff), read, and travel. I'm also trying to get back into quilting, something that I did a lot while my children were young and before I went back to colleg... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:16:56 EST Hi from Chillicothe Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54451862 Hello! Are there any Chillicothe residents here? Thu, 8 Aug 2013 22:06:57 EST Hello from Heath OH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54437789 Hi there! I found sparkpeople a few years ago but didn't do much with it. Now my Dr is urging me to lose weight and get in better shape before it starts affecting my health more than it already is. <BR> It's nice to be here :) Wed, 7 Aug 2013 20:16:20 EST Call me anything but Christina and late for dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54431530 Hello my name is Katrina Rae Porter and I am a forty-one soon to be forty-two year female from Columbus, Ohio. <BR> <BR> I have been a member of SparkPeople for several years now and the first time around I was very active on the boards. I tracked my food intake, my exercise and everything else you could do on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Then life happened and I stopped doing everything. <BR> <BR> I have been hanging out on SparkPeople since the beginning of March 2013 and it is now that I ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 10:33:35 EST Hello From Franklin, OH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54389401 Hi. I'm Trixy. I'm 45, a mom, wife, daughter. The hubby and I care for my dad, as well as his dad, who both live with us. I'm the only working person in the home so I have a lot of stress. I want to lose weight and be healthy, because I don't want to feel older than I am, and I need to manage my stress. I put on 20 lbs when I changed jobs two years ago, and I do not like my new self one bit - and I work in the health care industry! I have no health insurance at the moment, and I worry a... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 08:35:40 EST Hello from Berea, Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x54354777 Hi everyone, I too am new here and looking to lose 52 pounds, to start. In my head I know there is no reason I can't do this, but my body disagrees....lots of health issues to get around. But it is day 2 and I while I have had to force myself to get on my treadmill both days, I did it! Encouragement helps so much with motivation. :) Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:51:31 EST Hello from Berea, Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54354687 Need all the encouragement I can get to keep going. <em>30</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:41:39 EST Heel spurs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x54353594 I think I have heel spurs. I have not felt pain like this in a while. I kinda have a problem I 8-10hrs a night at a dollar general which means standing. These last few days have been miserable. Anyone one have advice out the? Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:59:03 EST Hello from east Columbus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54325127 <em>213</em> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:27:06 EST Hello from Beloit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54321043 Hi out there, how is everyone? I just wanted to introduce myself...I'm Sarah and I live in Beloit Ohio <em>381</em> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:48:26 EST Hi from East of Cincinnati http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54286632 Thanks for the warm welcome and invitation to jump in. I'm 44 with a husband and two high school aged children, one freshman and one senior. My husband is a beanpole who loves to run. Fortunately, he sets a good example for the kids. I don't see running in my future, but moving more is a fair goal. I look forward to learning from all of you. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:14:42 EST hi from the ohio valley area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54270492 my name is michelle and here is my story <BR> <BR> I have been fighting with my weight all my life. In 1997 when I got married i weighed 135 and this is were i felt my healthiest. On July 2001 i had my first daughter Amber, with her i gained 50 lbs, but i did not get the chance to lose the weight because one of my other medications counter reacted with my birth control pills and four months later found out pregant with my second daughter Clara and i had her on November 2002. i gained anot... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:36:40 EST Hi there from Southwest OH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54230564 Since I am supposed to introduce myself I shall. I live between Cincinnati and Dayton. I am 54 years-old and am frustrated by my weight gain since my hysterectomy 5 years ago. Right now getting into my clothes has become a challenge and I can't let it get any farther. I take a synthetic hormone replacement which I don't think helps. Tomorrow I have an appointment at "The Happy Hormone Cottage". They use a more natural approach so I am hoping that might help a bit too. <BR> <BR> I am a ... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:50:09 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x54218511 Hi there - <BR> <BR> I am new to this SparkPeople. I have been trying the Paleo diet for the past two weeks but it is so limiting that I know that I will not be able to stay on it for the long term. My goal is to loose 15 pounds so that I can comfortably wear my clothes again. I am a special education teacher and I sure don't want to have to buy new clothes this year. I know that cutting back on refined food has been healthy for me. I have what they call "leaky gut" since I had my gall... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 23:30:04 EST New here from NW Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54214140 I live in Defiance Ohio and am trying out the new fitness tracker and whatnot to see if it will work for me w/ my other id. I have been w/ spark for a while and lost 70 pounds but gained back 20 and therefore I am struggling to lose that 20 again. By the way Go Blue! Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:12:42 EST Carol Batchelder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54134676 Hi to everyone. This is a new beginning for me. I am 68 years old andhave gained so much weight . I need all the help and support that I can get. My husband and I travel all over and spend the winters in Texas or Arizona and our base is in Ohio where our children and grandchildren live. I was told about this site by a friend who has lost 48 lbs and I am hoping to be able to do the same. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:29:48 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54120822 Here I am again, trying to lose weight. I lost 60+ pounds in 2012 but then at Christmas time I had a kidney infarct. I had another infarct on the opposite side in April 2013. I am on tons of medicines including prednisone. I am HUNGRY all the time! I have gained back almost 40 pounds. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 09:02:23 EST Frugality and Meat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x54115910 Okay, so I have been searching EVERYWHERE for information on how to buy meats in bulk amounts or cheap prices. I am especially looking for any information on this for ground beef or ground chuck, chicken, and turkey (even tips on when the best time to buy turkey is), and pork/bacon. I especially need information on this in regards to buying them online, in big amounts, for discounted amounts of money, and have them delivered to my home. I have been searching high and low for this information ... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 20:49:36 EST Hello, Fellow Ohioans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54115801 Hello, everyone! <BR> My name is Bethany. I am a 23 year old college Freshman starting at Brown Mackie College in Cincinnati this August. I am currently engaged to my wonderful fiance of 5 years, Eric and have a handsome 12 year old Dachshund/Fox-Terrier mix named Maximus Aurelius Spry. As a 'housewife' I have to maintain both the functions in our home and our finances. This includes feeding all three members of my household, purchasing the groceries, making sure the bills get paid, completin... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 20:36:05 EST greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54080530 I have been a member on this spark team for awhile. I have been slowly but surely working out. I have finally decided to take charge and get the rest of my weight off. Just wanted to say a friendly hello to my fellow team mates. <em>41</em> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:29:57 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54079574 New to this hopefully it works! :) Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:00:12 EST Greetings to All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x54076880 I just wanted to introduce myself and invite you to visit my SparkPage, I am always looking for some buddies. I am a mom, teacher, and wife. But you can read all about that on my page! Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:39:18 EST Heya :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53971840 Okay so, I'm not exactly new to this except I am (I had a sparkteens account forever ago--meaning like 3 years ago, woops), but this is a new start for me and this time I really have the resolve to lose the weight :D <BR> <BR> My name is Cati, I am 18, and I am tired of carrying around 150 lbs more than I should be! Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:20:08 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53954180 Hi, my name is Pat, and I have been on Sparks for over a year. I am 58 years old and live in Hilliard. I am married and retired from Nationwide. I have lived in Ohio going on 17 years. I watch my 2 grandsons, ages 4 months and 6 years. I go to zumba 4 times a week at the Senior Center. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 01:42:02 EST hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53895080 hello my name is nyki i am a 34 yo women, i am at my heaviest weight ever at 199.2lbs, and i am despert to lose 80 to 90lbs, oh yeah i am only 4"11. i have been off of depo shot b.c. and ever since then weight has been packing on like crazy, just 4 years ago i was at 126lbs. i think the depo messed with my hormones and now i cant take off the weight. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:53:33 EST I have been in a slump... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53875575 Well, I am ashamed to say I haven't been on this site for quite some time. I had hit an all time low in my life and desperately need to lose weight. I lack support and its been hard. I long to be healthy and am trying to take little baby steps in the right direction. I so need to do this! Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:07:51 EST homemade vegetable soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x53865307 can someone please tell me how to figure out the calories in homemade vegetable soup? ty Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:10:23 EST Hello! Nathalie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53813355 Hello! I'm Nathalie (pronounced like Natalie). I'm a Environmental Science major in Ohio working on getting my bachelor's degree. I've never been "skinny" and last year I fell victim to the "freshman 15" along with picking up bad habits related to only being able to eat food on campus. I joined this site to change my habits that are working against my weight loss goals and pick up some extra good habits while I'm at it! Thu, 20 Jun 2013 01:42:38 EST Ready to make changes!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53797040 Hello everyone! I'm creeping up into my late 30's and quit smoking almost 4 years ago and that's when the weight started packing on. I'm 5'7" and up to 167 pounds, I would like to get down to 140-145 at least. I have always eaten whatever I wanted and not had a problem but I know I have to change that thinking right now!! I have also started exercising more but still have issues with motivation. Hope to find the right combo to get my weight under control! Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:43:00 EST Joining Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53794902 Hello everyone in Ohio. This is my first time on the site, and I am getting used to how everything works. I am looking forward to having online support while I work on getting rid of this weight! Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:46:39 EST SQIRLEY54 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53743254 HI EVERYONE IM A NEW MEMBER OF SPARKPEOPLE ! I NEED TO LOSE ALOT OF WEIGHT AT LEAST 75 LBS AND I CAN USE ALL THE ENCOURAGEMENT ANYONE CAN GIVE ME ! IM TRYING TO EAT ONLY 1000 CALORIES A DAY !! LORD I NEED HELP WITH ALL OF THIS !! THANK AND HAVE A GREAT DAY . Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:37:29 EST Hi from Macedonia! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53742860 Hello! I'm brand new to this site, but not to trying to lose weight!!! I struggle so much with motivation, and would love an accountability partner to check in with daily. A little bit about me.... I'm a mom of 2 (2.5 yo and 9 mo old). I'm a teacher on summer break right now. I have pcos and insulin resistance. I'm 5'2 and currently weigh 194.5. My goal is around 140. <BR> <BR> If we have things in common or you would just like someone to work together with, please send me a message! <BR> Da... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:53:56 EST Trying again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53727504 Hi Everyone - I was doing well with walking and eating well all through the winter and spring and then just fell off the fitness wagon. Work got busy and I got sick and then that was all it took. I am trying again and hope to succeed. Sad to say, I will admit I am one of those people who watch too many talk shows about the latest diet books, etc. and then just end up confused on what to do and end up not doing anything. Thank you for having this forum and for offering tips and advice on... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:41:08 EST To be healthy and fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53715925 Hi I'm Monise, <BR> <BR> I've been on the site off and on before but just now got the guts to post something (haha). I decided to join the 10 minute daily challenge thought that would keep me motivated, being that I am one to constantly start off working out for a while and then stop for months hopefully just 10 min a day will keep me motivated. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:13:00 EST NE Oh by the Lake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53707501 New to Sparks. Very informative. I have learned a lot since joining May 28th (last month) I am in the 50+ group and the high cholesterol group. I have 48 more lbs. to loose. Have no support at home. I really shouldn't say "no" support. My husband will cheer me on while baking his wonderful pineapple upside down cake, or eating frosted brownies from his recliner. UUGG!! Friends are either all skinny or gone to work all day. I work from home and pick my hours. It's nice to know that others in m... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:32:06 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53694317 Hi my name is Jacky. I just joined and looking for friends to help keep me motivated. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 06:26:18 EST Spark Ohio- The Official Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53682185 Looking for members and possible co-leaders for the Official Ohio Team! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=60389 </link> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:03:22 EST Hello from tiny Fredericktown, Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53667985 Just in case anyone close by is interested in joining me in a walk or a hike, I regularly visit my Mom in the Mt. Vernon area and take walks, as well as walking all over town here. I would even travel a little further to gain an exercise partner like I used to have. I go out on my own now, but it's just not the same without someone to chat with, you know? <BR> <BR> So honk and wave if you see me and my silly little dog out there. ; ) Sun, 9 Jun 2013 09:33:25 EST Looking to lose 100 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53610587 I am 20 years old with a 1 year old daughter. I gained a hundred pounds when I was pregnant with my daughter. I am looking to lose all that way. I work in a office setting. I am hoping to find the support and courage on here to lose weight. Here goes a journey to be a hundred pounds lighter!!! Tue, 4 Jun 2013 22:30:41 EST Hi there:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53591112 Hello everyone. I am Jess! Mon, 3 Jun 2013 16:05:47 EST Hi Everybody! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53562129 My name is Jenn, I'm 40 years old and live in the Ohio Valley. I've lived in the Valley for all my life except for maybe a year or so. I've been with my husband for 22 years and we've been married for 20 years. We have three children ages 20, 18, and 15 and our first grandchild, a boy named Damon Cole, is due August 25. <BR> <BR> I'm working toward losing, overall, about 40 pounds, but I'm taking them 20 at a time so it doesn't feel so overwhelming lol I still have 17 more pounds to go on my... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 15:13:29 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53454200 Let me introduce myself: My name is Nancy and I live in Springfield. I am 74 years old and a widow. I need to lose 100 pounds but can't walk far or stand long due to knee problems. So I don't exercise and really need to get control of my eating. Used to belong to SP and had lost weight but gained it back. So now I have rejoined and want to stay focused on losing the weight. Hoping that others with similar problems will help me stay on track. Thu, 23 May 2013 18:22:48 EST Mansfield Ohio area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53448869 Hi I am new and need to have like a facebook buddy that will help and i will help you loose 80 pounds. I have lost 34 pounds on my own since Jan at around 1 pound a week usually which is fine but I need someone that is going through it with me. Thanks Thu, 23 May 2013 09:22:51 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53416632 I am new to Sparkpeople but not to weight loss programs. I have lost 35 lbs. In the last year and a half. I have been on a plateau for months now and am hoping a change up will help. Mon, 20 May 2013 19:26:16 EST Hello:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53378205 Hi! My name is Leah, I'm a 21 year old wife and stay at home mom. I had my baby girl last November. I'm finding it extremely hard to lose my baby weight. I put on more than I should have during my pregnancy. I want to lose anywhere from 60-80 pounds, I'd love to get back down to my high school weight. I've tried to diet may times since the birth on my daughter. I always fail though, I don't have much help. I'll gladly take any support:) Fri, 17 May 2013 15:09:37 EST Hello from southern Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53354008 I am new to this site and I am currently in the process of losing 30 lbs and trying to be healthier. By the end of the summer I am hoping to do a 10K. Wed, 15 May 2013 10:30:46 EST Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x53301857 Happy Mother's Day Everyone! May you have a wonderful weekend. May your special day be filled with love, joy and happiness. May you be Blessed with many golden treasures and lasting memories. <BR> <em>179</em> <em>129</em> <em>247</em> and <em>212</em> Cathe Sat, 11 May 2013 09:05:28 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53248953 Hi Everyone. I am Cathe, age 56 live in Oak Harbor, Ohio. I do not have any human children, but I do have a 13 year old fur baby. His name is Bosco he's a boxer and such a good boy. He is the joy of my life. I lost my wonderful husband will it will be 3 years in Nov. to cancer. Oh I miss him so. After the lost of my soul mate and best friend, I pretty much gave up on life and had an I don't give a crap attitude about life. Its taken me a long time to turn myself around. One day I was thinking... Mon, 6 May 2013 23:50:11 EST Hello from the Columbus area! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53241651 I am not new to Spark, but I plan to make it this time. I have 100 lbs to lose! Mon, 6 May 2013 12:21:47 EST Another Buckeye here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53229202 Hello all. I am from mid Ohio. Busy mom who is finally going to make time for myself this year to lose weight and get healthy. Sun, 5 May 2013 13:37:53 EST Hello Ohio Buckeye Beauties http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53137808 Hi everyone, I am so excited to see that there are people near me that are sparkpeople too! I am new to all of this and going to do my best. Any advice for this newbie? <em>303</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 10:55:58 EST Howdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53119407 Hi from the Dayton-ish area. It finally happened--the need to do something about my weight. I think it was when I couldn't button my jeans anymore. <em>198</em> Very happy to be here *and* to find a team with all my fellow Buckeyes! Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:32:50 EST Hi From Columbus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x53118505 i too am not new to Spark, but I'm committing to making this work. I've got a lot of weight to come off, but I want it more than I want the food that got me here - so here's to hoping we can encourage one another and real our goals. Thanks in advance for being here for me when I am having those uuuugh days! Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:49:42 EST help stuck in a rut http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x52988696 I'm stuck in a rut on the way I dress. I've worn the same clothes, the evil elastic waste pants, since I put on weight and kept the pants I wore when I was skinnier. Now I'm loosing the weight, and fit in some of the pants, I can't seem to get myself mentally to change the clothes. When I put on the pants I focus on what I don't like about my body and probably exaggerate them. On the other hand, the pants I wear are too big and I know I don't look good in them. <BR> <BR> I'm tired of the... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:29:30 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52980335 hi i am new here.i just thought that i would introduce my self and say hi. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:40:41 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52954512 Hello all! I decided to give an intro as I have been assured by a few members now that I wasn't mistakenly added to a women only team LOL. <BR> <BR> I lost 25 lbs a couple of years ago and have kept it off for the most part. It seems like I have been in a holding pattern now for 2 or 3 years. I can drop several pounds but man oh man does it come back FAST if you aren't paying close attention!!! There's more on my spark page as to how I recently ended up here. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for f... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 19:52:21 EST Hello Ohio Sparkpeople members! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52950347 I am not new to Sparkpeople but have been away for a long while - I am back now, in a good mindset to get going on my path to improved health and fitness. I look forward to chatting with you all to help keep me on track. Thanks in advance for all of the support! <em>9</em> MY GOAL!! <BR> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:28:59 EST Beauties? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x52929209 Hi, I'm brand new to sparkpeople. When I joined, I found that I was automatically added to this and a couple of other teams. Is this a women only team? Based on the name, I'm guessing that it is. For the record, I consider myself more handsome than beautiful... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:07:13 EST Hi!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52927649 Hello..I am new to this so I could use all the help I can get !! I am 31 yrs old with 2 little boys and I live in Northeast Ohio. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:32:53 EST new here but not to fitness and nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52902680 I use to be overweight, out of shape and was a smoker. when my marriage ended it was time for a change so i turned the focus on me. Running has helped me kick the cigarettes and also kickstarted a healthier fitter me. I like to set goals for myself and enjoy seeing and encouraging others to meet their own personal goals. I now teach an indoor cycling spin class as well as a strength training circuit class and a weekend cardio class. I think the best exercise is the one that you enjoy doing. Tue, 9 Apr 2013 21:37:53 EST Newbie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52900228 Hello all my Ohio friends. I am old yes older than the hills! lol Sixty four here. I am having a hard time getting started. Vegetarian too. Need some encouragement. Thanks! Tue, 9 Apr 2013 18:25:45 EST Hello! I'm new to the team :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52869526 not new to Spark (been here a few times!), but new to the Buckeye Beauties team :) <BR> <BR> I plan to be an active team member as I reach toward my goals! Feel free to swing by my page and check it out! I love making new friends, so add me if you'd like! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know ya'll!! Sun, 7 Apr 2013 16:37:38 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52855456 just getting started ad need all the help I can get. had gastric bypass 10 years ago and lost 125 lbs. have gained 25 lbs back over the last2 years and do not want to go back where I was. Sat, 6 Apr 2013 15:03:30 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52851976 Good Morning Everyone, <BR> My name is Kim and today is my first day.I have know idea what I should be doing other than I need to make a lifestyle change and lose weight.Any help and support would be great.Thanks very much. <em>249</em> Sat, 6 Apr 2013 10:07:58 EST Good morning everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52849223 My name is Kim and I just started here last night. I have struggled with my weight since college and it only got worse as I got older. I work 3rd shift in a facility that caters to behaviorally challenged teenage girls and have only have put on more weight from it. Since mid January I've been working hard to loose it and have lost around 20 lbs. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 Apr 2013 02:10:45 EST activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x52849085 The sun is starting to pop out through out the state. I love getting outside for some physical activity! Tonight, we parked about 2 miles from our little community and walked to dinner, then walked back to the vehicle. <BR> I love to hike but I get bored with hiking the same trails over and over again. I am getting better at jogging but I get bored with that too! <BR> What does everyone do to keep things interesting? Any ideas to break up the monotony? Sat, 6 Apr 2013 01:34:43 EST Loosing focus at work, its been on me and family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x52747428 I have been progressing since being diagnosed with type 2 diabeties, high blood pressure, and high triglicerides. on medications for all. I am exercising daily and eating much better down about 30 pds so far. I've been told after being at a place for 5 years I have lost my focus and job is in jeopardy. Now more worried than ever, I will bring focus back t work but may loose focus on me. ARRRRGH! Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:12:11 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52734799 This is my first time on Spark. signed up late last night and have been checking out everything. I have a lot of work to do to change my life, but I want to do it now before it is too late! Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:38:44 EST betty19542 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52730180 great program! Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:14:39 EST Columbus Half Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x52722131 A friend gave me the link to the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon! It is October 20th! I am hoping to be ready by then to complete the half marathon!! :) <BR> <BR> Here is the link.... is anyone else interested in running/jogging/walking it!? <BR> <BR> http://www.columbusmarathon.com/ Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:13:51 EST Hello Ladies :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52679039 I am new to this whole scene at SparkPeople but I am excited at what an amazing group of people this seems to be!! :) <BR> Anywho, I am Jessica. I am 22. I have been overweight my entire life and while I tend to eat healthy by nature; I have a sweet tooth. I am ready for change. I am tired of making excuses. I am ready to get started on living my life. I AM READY FOR CHANGE! <BR> <BR> Tell me about you... :) Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:14:53 EST Hi everyone..:-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52594872 <em>334</em> New to this site but not to weight loss!! Struggled with this my entire life and now it's time to act on it....again!! Nice to see there is a group specific to our hometown. Looking to be a productive and contributing member here......got some pounds to lose and keep off this time.... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:50:24 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52565537 Hello team! I just joined SP today. What a fantastic site. I am excited to see how much information is available. I still have some research to learn the entire site, but I am really pleased with the tracker tools! Sat, 16 Mar 2013 21:17:38 EST 8lbs over night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x52562379 I don't understand I turned 50 in Dec. have always been in good (decent) shape, haven't changed my eating or workout routine and overnite I put on 8 lbs that I can not get rid of and within a month almost 2" in my thighs and butt. Has this ever happenend to anyone? or is this what it is to get older? Sat, 16 Mar 2013 16:28:34 EST Hello Team mates! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52474354 Hello all, just started spark yesterday. Wow lots of stuff here. <em>249</em> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:12:42 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52450696 I am new to this and still learning how to use all the information on here. I lost 30 lbs last year and looking forward to the future. Hope everyone has a Great weekend Fri, 8 Mar 2013 23:24:32 EST Canton Ohio Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52446225 Hi everyone! I'm Tara. I've been a member of sparkpeople for a long time, but I've recently moved back to the Canton area. I'm looking for a fitness buddy to help keep me accountable and maybe workout with every now and then. I've lost 90lbs and looking forward to keeping the progress going! Fri, 8 Mar 2013 17:20:27 EST 50# in 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52440227 no more excusses im ready to lose these 50# and it begin today Fri, 8 Mar 2013 08:59:29 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52427556 I just wanted to take a moment to say Hello from Groveport. I just signed up today so I am still learning how to navigate all of this. I am hoping that this will be a valuable tool and help aid my weight loss goals and give me a much needed support group. <em>213</em> Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:05:13 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52425563 I am new to this---not sure how to navigate---I'll try my best. Hope all have a great day and stay on target!!! Thu, 7 Mar 2013 08:59:02 EST Hello My name is http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52382795 Patty, and I live in the greater Cincinnati area. Anyone else from around here? I am looking for anyone who might want to get together and explore Cincinnati while walking to get into shape. <BR> Spring is coming and there is a lot to see around these parts. Downtown, parks, trails, I'm up for any exploring. Also thinking of getting a bike. I've been taking cycling classes and wouldn't mind getting out and seeing the sites on wheels as well. I'm not looking to win races, although I do love t... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 12:23:40 EST Candy from Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52373391 I started Sparkpeople two weeks ago. This site is awesome! I've recommended to all my friends. I've lost 6 pounds in two weeks and feel confident in losing the rest! <BR> I just had my second baby and want to get back in shape. Any tips on getting rid of the baby belly? Thanks! Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:22:30 EST Looking for a Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x52373368 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a buddy to keep each other on track. I'm in Lorain. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:20:56 EST Newby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52335422 Hi out there! Just starting on this journey. Went to my heart dr. yesterday and he challanged me to lose 20lbs. by July 18th. my next appt. Have had 2 heart attacks in less than 2 yrs. so really want to be healthy once again so gonna need alot of support along the way. Thanks, Judy Fri, 1 Mar 2013 07:12:26 EST Hi, new to Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52331089 Hello everyone, I'm Tina, new to Spark. I'm in Lorain. So far I have lost over 60lbs on my own and now I just want to loose another 40lbs, but of course they are being difficult. I'm open to new ideas and suggestions and always up to meet and great new people. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Tina Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:04:30 EST Hi everyone!! My name is Marty aka AutumnsRain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52313708 Hello =) I am Marty & Im 38 yrs old. Have been married to a wonderful man for 23 yrs now & we have 5 awesome kids. I have been a medical night mare since my husband & I met so keeping fit has been very difficult. I had a major surgery last yr that has resulted in some weight loss. I was told that the condition I had could interfere with me loosing weight & it had. After surgery I lived in sweat pants bc thats all I could wear without being in tons of pain. I had recently went out for our anni... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:52:45 EST South Eastern Ohio Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52197114 Hi all! My name is Viki and I've only been a member of SparkPeople since the end of last week, although I'm counting today as Day 2 of my transformation journey. I am in south eastern Ohio, Cambridge to be exact, and my interests are dancing, working out and eating healthy to get fit again! I'm looking forward to getting to know you all better! <BR> <BR> ~ Viki Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:09:10 EST starting new again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52179808 Why does this always have to be so hard? I need to do this. I want to have more energy and feel better. It all seems so overwhelming. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:24:20 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52177515 Hello! My name is Dawn. I live about 45 minutes east of Cincinnati, OH. I am 39 years old. I am a single mom of 3 children (9,11, &17). I have been struggling with my weight for several years now and I realized that I have to put myself first. I want to have energy to play with my children. I deserve to be happy and healthy. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:18:50 EST Making changes for better life quality http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52167917 Hi! I am a 50+ nurse whomis making a choice to start a healthy eating program. ( Not diet). Am starting program by Dr. Pamela Peeke from her hunger fix book. Stars with a detox period for 3-4 weeks to. get you to stop buying and eating your " trigger" foods which for me is sweets in general. Am a bit nervous as have done the lose and gain thing too many times to count. This is about ridding your diet of the junk that you stress eat ,binge or eat when stressed out.Would appreciate help fro... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:58:46 EST 2013 my time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52120205 hi my name is cyndi im 56 yrs old im married to my best friend i have 2 children and 2 grandchildren i like to read i have alot of medical problems and i know by losing weight and changing my life style i will live a longer and happier life and beable to spend the time with the grandchildren Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:40:33 EST Beginning again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52114946 Hi Im Teri.Im turning 51 in April and I live in Harrison Ohio.This is all new to me so this is the first forum for me.Im excited to get back on track and I look so forward to getting to know you all! <BR> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:11:09 EST Greetings Sparkers. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52077710 I just wanted to say "Hello" and introduce myself. I am here to change my life. Looking to make some pretty big changes and would like to make some friends along the way. Strength in numbers :). I am 32 y/o with no children, a couple of cats. I love video games, board games and books! I am a great listener, and sometimes talk too much. My goals are to lose 75lbs and gain much more than that. I have PCOS and would like to see children in my future instead of regret that I didn't love myself en... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:17:26 EST Starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x52071936 Hello Buckeyes!! I am new to this group. I have been a member of Spark people for a few years. Lost 30 pounds then started having crippling pain in legs that kept me from exercising. needless to say, i gained some weight back. <BR> The leg pain still isn't resolved, but I'm ready to get back to exercising and eating better again. Is anyone in Dublin area looking for a workout buddy? <BR> <BR> "The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones " Faulkner <BR> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 23:32:04 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51928578 Hi my name is Lisa and like everyone else i have struggled with my weight for a quite a few years now. I just had my last baby girl witch makes five from 17 years of age down to 6 months. Now that iam finished with my last pregnancy iam ready to jump back on the band wagon and get healthy again. i have 50 plus pounds to lose and i'am so ready. Iam needing support because i'am finding it much harder to lose weight this time around. Its hard any time but i'am looking forward to this. Fri, 1 Feb 2013 12:08:00 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51913776 Hi, I just joined SP yesterday and am excited. Looking forward to meeting new friends.... <BR> deb Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:31:58 EST TY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51879650 Thank you for Welcoming me. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:39:54 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51869708 Hi All! I am here looking forward to becoming a healthier and happy me. Starting a new chapter in life and its starting with Sparkspeople. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:00:38 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51861363 Nice to be a part of the team!! Just starting 'Sparking' today and have my page up and running (finally!)....please feel free to add me as a friend!! I love meeting new people!! :) Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:38:48 EST New, but not http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51819998 Hi all! <BR> I've been part of the team for a while, but have not really intorduced myself. I've recently started again (again) with Sparkpeople and am trying new things. Being active in SparkTeams is new for me, as is blogging regularly and having my SparkPage open for all to view. Feel free to check stuff out as you see fit! Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:18:03 EST Hello I'm Stevie 26 yes I'm a woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51818792 I have a 3 year old daughter she is my world and reason for waking up in the morning, I have been married for 4 years this past december. We both are overweight and when we got together we just became even more unhealthy because we just ate whatever we wanted im ashamed to say. My daughter loves fruits and veggies and i love vegging out with her. Since I was a very young teenager i had always had unwanted body and face hair i thought well my genes were hairy, wasnt until last week when i watc... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:42:35 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51791661 I just wanted to introduce myself to the group. My name is Kim, I'm 34-years-old, and I live in Louisville, Ohio. Over the past 4 years I've managed to lose 35 pounds, but I've been stuck lately. I'm hoping that Spark will motivate me to get back on track. I'm up for the challenge! Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:50:30 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51772627 Im brand new and thought I would come on here and see how this thing works..Hope everyone is having a blessed day so far Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:08:35 EST Healthy Granny at 60 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51751635 My name is Sandi. I'm retired. I need to lose 50#. I enjoy dancing and crocheting and sewing. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:51:20 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51749107 Hello, I am fairly new and still learning my way around. :) Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:40:11 EST Workout Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51720191 Hi, I'm Lisa, I joined SparkPeople in 2011 and after the initial set-up did not really check back in. I'm back now and have a better grasp on things because back then my life was a little more hectic. I am trying to find momentum to stick with "it" and am looking for ways to locate a workout buddy in my area. A little about me, I live in Lorain County, I'm in my late 30's, I have about 40 pounds to lose, and work full-time. Anyone with any interest in the same or any ideas, please feel free t... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:26:29 EST O-H http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51713866 I am new at this site and just wanted to say HI. And go Bucks! Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:00:56 EST Period Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x51706681 Hello everyone! So this is my thing...I really want to have lost weight at weigh in on Monday (for morale and whatnot), but according to my calculations I will be in PMS mode, which for me is usually 3-4 pds of water weight. Has anyone had any success on preventing this? I tried Midol in the past, but I didn't notice any difference. Thank you in advance! Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:24:44 EST I'm Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51677785 I'm back after 4 yrs. Was almost at my goal when I retired and between surgeries/accidents I've gained most back. Time to lose it again so I can feel better and enjoy my retirement. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:37:18 EST egg white patties http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x51670722 I wanted to ask if anyone has ever looked at and/or tried frozen egg white patties? Subway uses them in their breakfast sandwiches and I had the thought this morning that I am always on the go and always rushed (especially in the mornings) and this could possibly be something to include in my freezer. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:53:13 EST Lost weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x51653337 My 1st week on diet and lost 7.4 pounds. I'm really happy with that. Gives me motivation to keep going. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:57:14 EST YAY!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x51646021 I LOVE WALKING!!! You can do it anywhere!! Took my brother in law to the doctor. While he was having his examination, I took my daily walk in the big parking lot!!! 16 minutes!!! It's funny how I don't want to miss a day of walking!!! Didn't think I was going to get to today because of his appointment and it was very upsetting thinking I wouldn't be able to put that checkmark on exercise for the day. But, I figured out a way and did it!!!!! WOO HOO!!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:20:56 EST Here I go again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51639834 My name is Rachel and I joined SparkPeople at the end of Novenber. I've been working out for almost two months now. I haven't seen much in the line of results yet (partially because I'm still working on the eating habits), but I feel good about being active. At the end of the month, I will be having valve replacement surgery. I will have to take a break from working out, but I'm looking forward to my heart being in the best shape possible when I resume my fitness routine. During my recovery t... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:31:11 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51635596 Hello everyone! Im new to this site and program. It seems like a very positive and helpful place to be. Im looking to maybe make some friends on this site to help keep me motivated and get some good tips from all of you who have had success! Good luck to everyone! Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:17:22 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51623454 Hi I joined Sparkpeople 4 yrs ago just for recipes, then stopped visiting. Well I am trying to turn my life around. A lot has happened in that time. Now its time to get healthy, lose weight and try to start exercising. I am taking the first step by coming back. I have started to change my eating habits. I know this is all going to take time, but I am ready for it. I never even really checked out the site. Oh my goodness I can not beleive all it has to offer. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:36:01 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51618857 I became a Spark member in September but have just recently started really working at it and tracking everything. This time I'm doing it for me! No one else! I'm eating better and have exercised t least 10 minutes a day since 1/6/12. I lost 2# this week! woohoo! I want to be healthier and stronger. Have more stamina! Most of all I'm tired of not being able to move without my body getting in the way! Good luck to everyone! Hang in there and keep up the great work! WE CAN DO THIS!!!! Sun, 13 Jan 2013 11:36:54 EST Schmidt's & Columbus eerFest, Oh my..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x51582827 We are celebrating my husband's birthday tonight. I feel like I have done so well this week but now I must face reality. It is Friday night and we are going to Columbus for Schmidt's German food and then a Beer Fest with over 300 craft beers. These events are what I live for. This is what my husband and I do together. We seek out interesting food and local/micro brews. I have apps on my phone just for this purpose. We have gone all over the country to eat and plan to travel the world someday,... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:34:00 EST EMT Girly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51547835 Hi I'm EMT Girly and I currently weigh... to much lol, so my journey to a healthy living starts today! Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:36:08 EST Just getting started with Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51543767 I have been going to weight watchers for over a year and lost 104 lbs,but got way off track over the holidays and had aBIG gain.Now I'm ready to start again and thought I'd give this a try. My Doctor and his wife are members and say it is a very good program. Tue, 8 Jan 2013 19:35:28 EST New to Spark....and weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51528133 Hey! My name is Jennifer. I am 33. I really need to lose some weight and get into shape! I have been overweight for years, but due to a major surgery and lots of medications I have gained almost 80 lbs. in the last 18 months. I cannot continue on this spiral. I am truly worried about my health. <BR> <BR> I would love to encourage you all as well as receive encouragement from you! <em>213</em> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:41:26 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51513374 Hi everyone. New here to site, but not new to dieting. Looking for friends for encouragement and even better if I could find someone close to the Newark area that maybe I could buddy up with for extra support. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 05:50:11 EST New but ready to start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51510347 I am new to the website and ready to get started. Really don't know where to start. I am also looking for a diet buddy, someone I can talk to through this process. Thanks. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 22:08:22 EST Newbie here....READY to get started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51501343 Hi, everyone! My name is Jenn, and I'm working toward my goal of losing 50 pounds. I have about 100 to lose all together, but my first goal is that 50! I'm hoping to make some friends here, since I don't have any IRL, so that we can support each other and keep each other motivated. I look forward to getting to know you all! <em>41</em> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 12:24:37 EST I'm addicted to butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51496237 WOW! This is pretty overwhelming initially! I've been using Myfitnesspal on iphone but I was looking for something I could interact with a bit more.....speaking of bit; I've ordered the Fitbit (Christmas Day), still waiting....anyone out there using it? <BR> So I usually visualize myself as being fairly lean and attractive. Until I accidentally look in the mirror! <BR> I quit smoking 37 days ago....yay..... <BR> I've been jogging, using C25K app on iphone. I'm on week 6. It has been taking m... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 05:40:01 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51479382 I am just starting out on my weight loss journey, and could really use some help staying motivated. Good luck to all of you! Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:00:09 EST Newbie (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51474529 Hi folks, I'm Becky and I've been struggling with my weight for longer than I would like to admit. I'm excited to get on board with Spark people again. It's been about 10 years since I've been a member and I'm ready to get into this full force. I don't have much of a support system so I am looking for that. I believe strongly in the buddy system and I think I've come to the right place. Best of luck to all of you that are Spark members. Hope to hear some success stories to help keep me motiva... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 18:21:26 EST southeastern, ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51473031 Hello everyone. I am a 43 year chick from Athens County. I had lost a lot of weight several years ago but have gained about 70 back over the last couple of years. It is time to get my life back on track. My weight gain is causing me a lot of health issues. Plus I have a lot of clothes in my closet I can no longer wear and want to wear again. My biggest goal is to be healthy. I have a skinny girl inside that wants to come out so she can enjoy the physical world again. I love bike riding, swimm... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 16:23:22 EST Recommendation for Medical Doctor Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68x51461718 I'm looking for a doctor north of Dayton who would be supportive of the Spark People approach to weight management and interested in helping a motivated person with wellness goals, especially related to lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart disease risk. Any recommendations? Thu, 3 Jan 2013 22:59:47 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51456494 I was once on this team awhile ago. I am ready to change my life to one that is healthy. I am a RN and a nurse educator. Being in the healthcare field I feel that I should be setting an example for my students and patients. Looking forward to a new me in this new year!! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 17:43:45 EST I am a working mother of 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51454186 I have always struggled with my weight, The heaviest Ive ever been was 220 lbs that was when I met my husband. I have been like a yoyo over the last 13 years, I can lose the weight but I struggle with keeping it off. It seems like the older I get the harder it is for me to lose the weight. In August I was tipping the scales at 178 lbs again and decided I could not get any heavier my health depended on it. I have lost over 30lbs and now Im on the road to keeping it off once again. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 14:35:30 EST Bev http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51421332 Well I found this site many months ago and dilly dallied around. I am now ready to get serious but definately need the support. I have about 50 lbs to lose and am so tired most of the time. I am a busy nurse and with bad eating habbits (skipping meals then overeatting because I am starving) Suggestions more than wlecome. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 20:37:04 EST fit bit sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51421107 anyone have this or thinking about it. It was 59 dollars but now 99 but thinking it is updated?? I want it but then will I keep active on it. I do 5K's and really need to stop whinning and get off a bigger butt since nov and push myself to more limits and think out of the exercise box Tue, 1 Jan 2013 20:24:31 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51413845 Hello my name is Tammy. I am returning to SparkPeople and plan to start the year off right getting healthy. I'm not 50 quite yet (not til Feb.) but I thought I was close enough. My goal first and foremost to get healthier in 2013. I am in pretty good health considering the extra (at least) 50 lbs I need to lose. I have no set time in mind, I take that back, I'd like to lose as much weight as healthly possible by late spring, early summer. I hope to get some awesome tips from all of you. Thank... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 13:03:41 EST I am new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51405262 I have been on sparkpeople since October, I really love this website! I have not lost much weight since I have joined, I tend to ride the obese line 177-182 is where I have been stuck at since October, but I have been excising fairly regular, and at least 5days a week I have kept my calories in check, I have to say I did go over in calories all week last week, but I did not gain anything. I am looking for help, support, and accountability. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:44:42 EST From West Liberty / Urbana area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51401180 Hi <BR> My name is Beth and I am 55 yrs old. Today is my first day on this site. My niece introduced me to the site yesterday. She and I are teaming up (long distance) to lose weight in 2013. <BR> <BR> I need to lose 50 lbs and hope to do so by September. <BR> <BR> I usually lose enough to feel better, slide into my jeans easier, pat myself on the back and then I stop. That is usually at around the 20 lb mark. This year I want to bust through that mark and keep going until the whole 5... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:52:38 EST New!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51369420 Hello. I am Rhonda. I live near Chillicothe. I have been Watching my food (calories and fat) since March, really in August. I am down 46 pounds. Just found this website today. Hoping to get back on track, this past week has not been good. I really haven't set a weight or size. I am enjoying going down and buying smaller clothes. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:55:36 EST Starting new year's resolution early http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51367331 I have been a member of SP since this past summer, but this is the first time I posted. I mainly used this site to track my food intake and it worked wonderfully for a couple of months. Then I stopped tracking and now my weight is coming back up, worse since the holidays. I'm hoping to find the motivation and support on here to lose the 6 pounds I've gained, plus about 10 more would be nice. Best of luck to everyone in the new year!! Sat, 29 Dec 2012 09:09:37 EST Helloooo out there, from Englewood :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51361679 So, it's great to be back to SparkPeople. I had two other accounts, and I didn't keep up. <em>39</em> Got totally lazy eating whatever I wanted, at 50 that's not such a good call.. <em>471</em> <em>222</em> and now look at me. <em>40</em> <BR> I have at least 100lbs to lose, I'd say. I have to get a new <em>192</em> - I have a digital from China that didn't last too long <em>42</em> I now help take care of my Mom -who is battling ALS, and I raise my 10 year old granddaugh... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:46:49 EST Starting a New Year for 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51348312 Hello everyone. I was on WW online for about 2 years, lost around 15 pounds with the WW and zumba.. I love my zumba, it totally rocks. I usually go to classes 3 to 4 times a week. I walk during the summer during my lunch break at least 2 to 3 miles in an hour. I always try to do some kind of a DVD excerise in the AM before going to work @ 7:00. The thing is I got to <BR> a spot where I stopped losing ,I only want to drop 10 more pounds to hit my goal. I had people telling my all the time of ... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:51:45 EST mom to 4, one with diabetes other specialties! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51347687 I am a mom to 4 awesome kids ranging from 15 to 7. One of my kids was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which we have managed to control for 3 months with diet, exercise and chiropractic care. Prior to his diagnosis in Sept. 2012 he also had been diagnosed with OCD, speech apraxia, dyspraxia, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, adhd, and ppd-nos. We have been vegetarians for several years, but since his diagnosis has gone vegan, gluten free,and lowcarb which means TONS of fruits a... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:58:17 EST Greetings from Urbana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51327081 Hello everyone....my name is Mary and I am a pancreatic cancer survivor (13 yr.'s) I gain weight aroun my abdomen which is pretty much shot from surgeries. Great to be on board with other Buckeyes! God bless!!! Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:28:32 EST New to the area and to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51252680 Good morning all! I am Angela and I am new to OH (I PCS'd here from Scott AFB) and new to SparkPeople as well. I am looking forward to working with you all. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:35:30 EST Hi from Medina! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51158544 I am a 35 yr old mom and wife from Medina ohio. Looking to loose some unwanted weight that i have put on in the last 4yrs( i have gained 50 lbs) I have a hard time staying motivated,then each yr i put on another 10 lbs!! I hardly ever exorcise,and i am needing a change!! I know i need to be healthy,Not just for my family,but for me! Tips on how you stay motivated and workouts that you use would be greatly appreciated!! Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:02:22 EST darke county http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51120532 I am not new to sparkpeople but have cahnged names to protect myself. <BR> I was jzzercisegenie,jazzercisef <BR> My name now stupid only becuase sparkpeople would not send me the password I forgot. Now made it easy <BR> My life is complicated and filled with stress. <BR> I am trying to leap over theses problems and focus on me and my weight <BR> I loose and gain daily <BR> now 157 was 151 for about a day <BR> tops is my latest prgram but stopped until Jan. <BR> If anyone knows me I woul appre... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 09:11:12 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51105815 This is my second go around with Sparkpeople. I forgot all my log in information so I had to start another account! Anyways... <BR> <BR> My name is Brandi. I am 33 and live in Logan County Ohio with my hubby Steve and my 10 year old son Ryan. This time around I am determined to get this right. I remember from my last time here that this team was super motivational and I met some great people. Hoping to get that back this time. I have decided that I am doing this one day at a time, hop... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 06:00:56 EST Cincinnatian - at the starting line to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51089025 Hi everyone! <BR> I'm 43, live in Cincinnati, and am taking some beginner steps to lose weight and get fit. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 37 pounds, and also to increase my fitness and flexibility. I eat and drink too much, have too much stress in my life, and don't exercise enough. I need, and want, to make changes - and I am determined to do so. <BR> <BR> I probably won't impress anyone with my methods; I'm going to be the turtle, not the hare, in this race - but that feels like the right ... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:28:10 EST New from Perrysburg, Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x51020329 Hi moms, am here to learn, make friends and get motivated. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:57:03 EST E http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x68x50988232 E <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:58:38 EST