SparkPeople UK Mums (and other parents) Team Messageboard A group to share, inspire, support and chat on our journey to healtheir versions of ourselves. Pull up a chair, sit down, share ideas, recipes, inspiration, support, or just have a good old natter. SparkPeople UK Mums (and other parents) Team Messageboard Frankie & Bennys HELP..... Hi All, going to Frankie & Bennys tom for my sons birtday, what can I have that wont totally blow all my hard work. I've seen the low calories menu but there is nothing on there I would really eat. Any ideas?? Fri, 19 Aug 2011 06:04:12 EST KG? Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Im new here so please ignore my ignorance, but why is everyones weight in KG and not lbs? <BR> <BR> Thanks Fri, 19 Aug 2011 05:55:42 EST Hello Newbie Here Morning All, <BR> <BR> I am 36 and have 3 boys, I am trying to lose all my extra baby flab. I have been doing this for about 10 days now and have lost 3lb so not too bad considering I had a curry in the week. I also love a glass of red a few times a week as a treat. <BR> <BR> Good luck to you all Fri, 19 Aug 2011 05:51:31 EST hi hi joined last month but just really started today im a mum of 3 i weigh 139 lbs but lack in motivation any one with the same problem or any one have any ideas to get out of this rutt please send us a post <BR> thanks Thu, 4 Aug 2011 07:01:20 EST Hello Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Monica and I have joined this group today. I am a parent for my 10 yr old son and a step parent for my partner's kids when they visit. <BR> <BR> I have joined Sparkpeople back in 2009, since then life changed quite a lot so my goal for losing weight took a back seat ... however, I am back now on the website and determined this time to succeed. <BR> <BR> I am an office worker, so I don't have time for exercise, but I will try to get to the swimming pool... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:26:23 EST Hobbies I have recently got a Kindle (Kevin) and have always loved reading. Now I can take a whole library around with me. My favourite books would be SF reading the Asimov Foundation books atm and historical fiction. <BR> <BR> Anyone else? <em>149</em> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 07:47:40 EST failing been doing slimming world for 6 months not losing i love the diet easy to to do very very little weighing and faffing about and fits in with the kids easily. went to docs again moaning about still not losing finaly got her to do tests and put me on pills for my ibs which i have had since age 6 she found out i have intolerances to wheat, buckwheat, lentils, gluten, eggs, chicken, turkey and lactose. well that explains why i have been so ill i have been living on chicken, pasta and omelettes. p... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 02:41:09 EST Quick introduction Hi all. Thought I should post a quick introduction here: <BR> <BR> I'm a new Mum, my son is only 6 months old, and his appearance has really given me some motivation to get serious with loosing weight and getting fitter. <BR> <BR> I live on the south Wirral, just north of Chester, and I'd love to connect to other Brits who are trying to loose weight while coping with a family. It seems to provide some certain unique challenges. <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from you soon! Fri, 3 Jun 2011 07:20:38 EST New team reboot Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I know this hasn't been much of an active board, but I would very much like to make it so again, so I'm in the process of trying to become team leader, so I can reboot the tramp here. I hope no-one minds, I just think that having a team like this would be really good for me, and others too. <BR> <BR> Best wishes on all your goals! <BR> <BR> Shell Sat, 28 May 2011 12:59:12 EST Making small changes Hi guys, I know that this group has been inactive for a bit, but I think it would be nice to get going again, as I feel more comfortable being a member of group I have more than one thing in common with, and with you guys I have at least three: I'm a Mum (NOT a Mom), I'm from the UK, and I want to loose some weight and get a bit fitter. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I just wanted to share with you the couple of small changes I've made to my lifestyle which are the start of my getting fitter routine. Fir... Thu, 26 May 2011 07:01:23 EST Helloooo!! Hi mums, I'm Julie, I'm 39 from west Yorkshire and I have an 11 year old and a <BR> 5 month old. I've joined to lose the baby weight( I'm finding it much harder this time round!) and to generally get fit for the toddler years and meet some new people! <BR> Maternity leave is great, but can get isolating sometimes! <BR> Good luck to you all, I've list 5lb so far, only 30 more to go- boo!! X Fri, 28 Jan 2011 04:46:26 EST Daily Pop In A place to say hi and let us know you're still here :o) <BR> <BR> I'm still here!! <BR> <BR> Geina x Wed, 5 Jan 2011 08:54:28 EST Anyone Here? Hiya! <BR> <BR> I'm Geina, SAHM to 3 monkeys. I've been here before and lost the weight. Now I'm back. I gained all the weight I'd lost and more with #3 <BR> <BR> Shall we get this board jumping again? Lets make 2011 the year we do this for our kids and most importantly OURSELVES! <BR> <BR> Geina xx Mon, 3 Jan 2011 03:55:35 EST Happy New Year! Hello Mums! <BR> <BR> Are we ready to set ourselves up for 2011? I know it's January 3 but I'm a bit slow LOL. <BR> <BR> Geina xx Mon, 3 Jan 2011 03:52:58 EST low cal recipes from netmums though i woudlpost thelink here as there are some good recipes, will be giving a few a go this week <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ls.5086/?utm_source=foodnews&utm_mediu<BR>m=email </link> Tue, 27 Jul 2010 01:23:37 EST August challenge - How much did you save today?? register interest here. <BR> <BR> On the 1st August post here how much change you managed to save to treat yourself at the end of the month. <BR> <BR> copy and paste this into your post <BR> <BR> Saved today: <BR> <BR> Total: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 03:22:01 EST Use an Emoticon to show how you feel today... like the title says, quick and simple, use and emoticon to show how you feel today .... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 02:02:53 EST Daily Chit chat Thought i would start a brand new daily chat thread, you can post anything here, not just about weight loss :) Mon, 19 Jul 2010 18:29:19 EST sorry - oopps well i deleted myself as team leader, not intentionally, i was mesing around with editing things etc and my little girl slapped the key board and voila - she deleted me, so until QRYSTALQUEEN reinstates me I cant end messages etc, so will just keep posting on here until then Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:23:15 EST What are your goals for the rest of 2010??? Share your goals big or small for the second half of 2010. Thu, 8 Jul 2010 05:31:41 EST 10 things about yourself I stole this idea from another team, but I think it's a great way to get to know each other and find people with similar interests etc. Here's mine. <BR> <BR> 1. I have 3 kids, 14, 7 and 11 months <BR> 2. I am a single mum <BR> 3. I love to travel <BR> 4. I am teacher <BR> 5. I have always wanted to run but always thought runners were other people, i got into running and loved it before i got pregnant with my 11 month old, now i am back building my time/distance with the C25K programme <BR>... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 04:15:24 EST What small changes have you made today ?? post what small changes you have made today towards a better you. Sun, 4 Jul 2010 04:10:15 EST Crunch,Crunch, Crunch, Crunch - how many did you ? Let's work on tightening up our belts this month! Every chance you get, do some crunches. It's easy to drop and do 25 during the commercials of your favorite show! Twenty five crunches 4 times a day... for 5 days a week <BR> <BR> Check out the many variations of crunches, too! Not all crunches are made to work the same part of your belly, so mix it up and have some fun! You'll have stronger, flatter abs by the end of the month! Six packs aren't just for beer! ;-) Sun, 4 Jul 2010 03:56:44 EST Active with the kids, what have you done today?? a place to share how we have managed to prise the kids away from the TV and get them into the real world of activity, or how we manage to fit activity in for both us and the kids when there are not enough hours in the day... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 15:52:44 EST New team challenges for July now the weather is so much nicer though i would post challenges to fit in with the weather. <BR> <BR> the first is to drink at least 1 liter of water a day, this is doable, and especially in this hot weather, i struggle to drink water, but in hot weather it makes it more bearable. <BR> <BR> the second is to get in activity with your children 3 x per week, this can be anything form playing games in the garden (my trampoline is loving its new lease of life lol), swimming, a walk to the park,... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 13:18:30 EST new forum - challenges and tracking Though i would set up a weekly weigh in station, in the new forum challenges and tracking you can post there any day of the week that you weigh or measure yourself, to post your progress. Sat, 3 Jul 2010 10:11:54 EST HI Hi My name I Jenny <BR> I have been using Spark people for a year and It has taken me ages to figure out how to post so here goes. <BR> <BR> I am 28 and joined so that I could lose a few pounds and stay healthy. <BR> I have found it really inspirational, and helps me keep my weight under control, I have now started running in lots of different charity event and am hoping that I can progress and do a marathon in a few years. Mon, 7 Jun 2010 08:21:11 EST Hello - echo echo echo Hi all ,is there anyone out their inthe void, I keep checkign back in but no new posts. Anyway thought i woudl pop in and say hi, hope to get some replys, <BR> <BR> Sharon:) Sun, 30 May 2010 10:22:37 EST Hi Thought i would stop by and introduce myself, as i joined a week or so back but life has been hectic with there kids off for easter, so finally got a few minutes lol. <BR> I am sharon, recently divorced, and single mum to my 3 munchkins, the youngest almost 9 months,I am from manchester/oldham i use walking as my main cardio activity as i can do it virtually everyday and dont need a baby sitter as the munchkins come too, I also use the fitness videos on here , and love tae bo, yoga and belly ... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 02:56:48 EST Hello from South Devon! Hi, everyone. I'm new...just joined yesterday. I'm Marci, a 40 year old sahm. I am originally from the US (via West Virginia), but now live in South Devon, England with my English hubby and our 2 daughters. I lost quite a bit of weight a few years ago (doing Slimming World), but, unfortunately, gained most of it back a little over a year ago while pregnant with my youngest. I am really frustrated with this, so have made the decision to turn my frustration into determination and get this weigh... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 18:13:13 EST new mum from LU7 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> My name is Viki and I am a mum of a beautiful baby boy, 7 weeks old. I just joined Sparks to loose the baby weight. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone from around here? I need an excercise buddy, we could perhaps keep eachother on track with the excecise and of course share all the ups and downs of motherhood. <BR> <BR> XXX Wed, 6 Jan 2010 06:29:09 EST Hi everyone Hi everyone, I have just joined this little group - isnt this site great! I discovered it by accident this week, its been great speaking to lots of Americans but now I have found you all it will be nice to chat to people in my own timezone! My name is Tonya and I'm a 37 year old mum of 1 - my little girl is 20 months old and I need to lose lots of weight - I weigh almost as much now as I did when I was pregnant. Looking forward to chatting to you all - Tonya x <em>247</em> Fri, 27 Nov 2009 09:15:39 EST lost 5 and half lbs! Hurray! end of first week and weighted in this morning having lost 5 and half pounds! yay!!!!!! <BR> <BR> .............lets just hope this continues!!!!!! <BR> <BR> My 1st target is when I loose my first 16lbs then hubby is gonna treat me to a takeaway and cake!!!! <BR> That is my little treat to keep me going to start off with!!!!! .lets hope I get there soon! lol Mon, 19 Oct 2009 05:49:24 EST hi! hello everyone :) im not quite sure if im allowed to post just yet, but here name is kristen and im an american living in devon. i just rejoined sparkpeople (im giving it another go!) and my plan is to tone up and lose a bit of weight but in a few months, my husband and i are planning on trying for a little one :) i really just want to join the community because im a bit nervous about becoming a parents in a new country and i'd love to have some new people to talk to. anyway, im rea... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 20:55:03 EST another new starter! Hia, found this site few days ago, and today was first day on what I hope will be the huge change in my life! <BR> I'm a mum of 2 girls, 3 and 1year, and since getting married 4 and half years ago, have put on a staggering 9 stone!!!!! <BR> I'm only 27 and feel I have wasted many years of my "prime", I want to loose the weight, look and feel great while I am young enough to enjoy it! I hope!!!!!! Mon, 12 Oct 2009 16:47:00 EST christmas damage limitation So, what (if anything) will you be doing to limit the christmas damage? <BR> <BR> I put on SO much weight with this boy. And as I can't find my scales I can't reset my tracker etc (I deleted everything as I'm nursing a newborn again now) <BR> <BR> SOOOO. I will be making sure I drink LOTS of water. And eating more veggies than junk. I will indulge in the christmas pudding though. And then after lunch if it's not toooooo cold I'll take the kids to the park for a bit to play. Sun, 7 Dec 2008 04:05:00 EST Newbie!! Hiya All, <BR> <BR> I'm Sara, 23 and new mummy to a beautiful baby girl who is now 3 months old. <BR> Joined this site to try and remotivate me to regain my fitness level and lose weight for my sisters wedding. <BR> <BR> Heres hoping!!! <em>9</em> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 14:55:26 EST newbie from huddersfield Hi everyone , <BR> just finding my way around the site .i am sarah 38 with a little boy 3 in feb ,will look forward to chatting to you all :) Sun, 19 Oct 2008 17:06:21 EST Mum from Middlesbrough Hi all. I've just joined up to help lose some weight because I've been trying on my own and that's not gone well and I can't afford to join places like weight watchers. <BR> <BR> My husband and I want to start trying for another baby sometime next year but I don't want be 17 and a half stone and pregnant, I was this size when I was pregnant with number 3 and I was miserable. <BR> <BR> I'm really pleased to have found this place :-) Sat, 11 Oct 2008 17:01:55 EST Hiya all, i havent long found out im a mummy! Hiya all cant wait to make some friends more close to home, plus you all being mums i feel id be in a good place to get support, reassurance and understanding of what being a mum involves, hugs Angharad x Thu, 14 Aug 2008 14:25:38 EST checking in 8/3 Morning all, <BR> How is everyone on this sort of sunny sunday. <BR> Well i'm off for a long walk with my girls, got to get more exercise. I keep coming up with excuses, so it's time to get my butt into gear. lol Sun, 3 Aug 2008 08:15:16 EST Newbie from Sheffield Hi i am 33 with 3 kids, looking to loose weight and then more importantly to maintain it. I come from Sheffield and work as a teaching assistant with a little autistic boy. Would like to find a buddy too please :) Tue, 29 Jul 2008 11:40:18 EST Newbie from New England - May I join your Team? Hey There! I'm a 40 something Mum of 2 (4 yr old daughter, 2 yr old dog) and I'm new to SparkPeople. First off, I'm a TOTAL Anglophile - my Mother is British, her father was from Cornwall. I'm just looking for some UK pals for support on the ole' weight loss journey. I have a job with a UK based company that has me sitting in front of a computer for 8hrs a day. I need to either be typing, or be sitting on my hands to not be eating ALL DAY LONG! I'd love to lose the Bingo Wings and to be ... Fri, 25 Jul 2008 13:31:42 EST hello from sunny? SE London I thought it was sunny, but I looked out the window and it seems to be raining yet again. <BR> <BR> Anyway - hello all. I'm Nan, from the far SE corner lof Greater London. I'm a SAHM with 2 young children, ages 5 and 3, and one adult child, age 19, who does not live at home any more. <BR> <BR> Also at home i have a husband who is also my best friend and a dog named Bella. <BR> <BR> Weight loss - at my heaviest I was nearly 16 stone. I got down to 12 stone on my own and through Weight Wa... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 05:02:42 EST another just for fun Borrowed this from another team it was so hilarious - type out the sentence you end up with to share with the group. <BR> <BR> 1. Pick the month you were born: <BR> January------I kicked <BR> February-----I loved <BR> March---------I karate chopped <BR> April-----------I licked <BR> May-----------I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-----------I did the Macarena With <BR> August-------I had lunch with <BR> September---I danced with <BR> October------I sang to <BR> November----I ... Sat, 12 Jul 2008 06:27:39 EST just for fun....what's your favourite? form of excersize- trampolining (this is the first time i HAVEN'T trampolined while pregnant!) <BR> <BR> drink- water or diet coke <BR> <BR> snack- hmmm... yoghurt & banana <BR> <BR> indulgence- gotta be chocolate <BR> <BR> time of day- any time the kids are asleep! so about 8pm then <BR> <BR> season- autumn. love the colours and it's neither too hot nor too cold <BR> <BR> author- many. i like to read as long as it's not trashy romance! <BR> <BR> music- eclectic. but i do love some goo... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 03:33:06 EST who did you give your smile to? happy july everyone. who did you give the first smile of july to? mine was to my boyfriend at 6 a.m when i got up to drive him to work.. <em>30</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2008 03:36:54 EST Calories in.. an iced finger bun! Does anyone know the cals in one of those currant bread finger rolls that have icing on the top? and before you ask..yes i did indulge! Fri, 4 Apr 2008 14:33:38 EST Hello mums! Hi all. I joined up yesterday - isn't it fab? I'm Sara,37, mum to Billy, nearly 4. I'm living in France at the mo, but will be back home in Gateshead by next year. My aim is to shift a stone (or two...) by then. I've lost 3 and a half stone since I had Billy, but it's slooooooow going now, especially with no Slimming World over here to keep me on track. Looking forward to getting stuck in to it here! <BR> <BR> Sara Wed, 2 Apr 2008 07:33:17 EST Hello from a Newbie Name: Fiona <BR> Age: 32 <BR> Home: Northamptonshire, UK <BR> Family: Partner - David, 3 children - Alex 11, Haydn 10 and Christina 9. <BR> Weight: 207lbs <BR> Previous diets: Weightwatchers and Slimming World <BR> Would like to be: 133lbs Tue, 25 Mar 2008 17:23:56 EST CHARITY SHOP/NIGHT OUT Off out tonite with a close friend and managed to get a brand new dress from wallis, a new pair of suede boots and a couple of toys for my daughter for 20 quid from the british heart foundation shop! The dress is a size 14 and just a little too big...yeah me!!! <em>244</em> Tue, 25 Mar 2008 13:19:25 EST chocolate chocolate chocolate Thats the thought going round and round and round my head. Speant the day at ex mum in laws yesterday and had a lovely relaxed chilled day with some nice food. Didnt overeat but did indulge my tasebuds with a bit of everything. Felt ok about it yesterday but woke up this morning feeling bad that i did it and seem to be starving no matter how much good stuff i fill up on. Mon, 24 Mar 2008 14:37:57 EST Starting on the first of every month. Hi everyone,just thinking what if we all try and weigh in on the 1st of every month and set ourselves a target for that month.What do you all think? <BR> Andrea <em>38</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2008 09:48:54 EST 1:01 am and i am still awake. I have been to bed and could'nt sleep :( Have to be up in 5hrs..grrr. My eyes want to shut but I just can't seem to switch off tonight. So i have finished my book (happy ending), listened to the radio (got irate with the callers to the show) and ended up back downstairs(where i have just eaten a slice of toast with a smidgen of philadelphia that i didnt really want) <em>31</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2008 21:06:20 EST 1st weigh in I lost 1.8kg!!!! Soooo happy <em>30</em> Thu, 13 Mar 2008 03:23:53 EST New earrings Once,when i had done well, i would have treated myself to a big bag of nachos or a bar of chocolate but instead today i bought myself a new pair of sparkly studs as a thankyou to me. Thankyou to you all for reading and being here <em>247</em> Mon, 10 Mar 2008 19:14:05 EST Yawn!! Just a quick post before i go to work...only 5 days til i can have a sleep in! <em>102</em> i may be tired but i'm ready to take the world on again today :) Sun, 9 Mar 2008 01:58:27 EST Good evening :) Hey everyone, I am a single mum trying to tone up and tighten my jiggly bits!! Thought i would dtop by and say Hi before I tottle off to bed..have to be at work at 7am :( <em>102</em> Fri, 7 Mar 2008 17:29:09 EST Morning All :) New girl here! Hi, my name is Lulu, hope you are all having a good day today :) <BR> Well, what can I say??? I have a lot of weight to lose and I'm looking for buddies - the more the merrier. <BR> I have a beautifull daughter, aged 7 and my biggest worry is that she is picking up my unhealthy eating habits :( I need help and advice on a lot of things, one of which is how do I ensure my kid eats well without feeling deprived????? <BR> Anyway, chat to you all soon, God bless, take care, Lulu x Thu, 21 Feb 2008 05:26:57 EST any1 from northern ireland....? well question is in the title. saz xxx Tue, 5 Feb 2008 11:05:46 EST Hi I'm new to the group Hi all. I'm Caren and I have been with spark people for 2 weeks. I find this site fab. <BR> Alot better than some sites I've came across. <BR> I live with my partner Ant and I have 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy aging 13-3 years. <BR> My main aim to lose weight is to feel better and look better and have more confidence to look in a mirror. The only time i do look in the mirror is when i'm doing my hair or cleaning my teeth lol. <BR> I also need to lose weight for May 08 as my partner is a... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 04:29:51 EST new and nervous! Hi everyone. I just found this site and its brilliant! The first one that doesn't charge a fortune to join. <BR> I am 29 and a mum to 4 boys aged between 3 to 9. I am a full time student and love it! <BR> I am just starting a healthy living plan, not a diet this time, and need to lose a few stone so all the help and encouragement i can get from this site will be greatly received. Sun, 20 Jan 2008 19:16:36 EST UK Mums on a streak!! Ok this is the streak thread - use it for whatever streak you are on! <BR> <BR> I'm on an exercise every day streak and I'm on day 10!! <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2008 14:39:29 EST Hello everyone Hi everyone, im new to this, just signed up today. <BR> I have no idea what to do on the site but im hoping to find lots of help and support here and hopefully a friend or two along the way. <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2008 11:50:45 EST NEW YEAR PARTY THREAD Hello all!! <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm sure I'm not the ONLY mum on my own for NYE? <BR> <BR> (although I sure feel like it!!Lol!!) <BR> <BR> <BR> So stop by and say hello if you are sitting before the computer screen waiting for something worth watching to appear on the tv!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>107</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2007 17:04:03 EST Hello Hello everyone, I just popped in to say Hi, have been on spark people for nearly 3 weeks now, its great! I've lost some weight already but I find the weekends are soooo hard. I'm good as gold all week and then Friday/Saturday/Sunday I'm battling with myself to keep the calories down within my target range. Do you find weekends hard too? <BR> I'm a stay at home mum of 3 lovely kids (well two of them are nearly men now! eek!) aged 16, 15 and nearly 2. I'd like to lose about 35 pounds in t... Tue, 23 Oct 2007 09:23:26 EST Nothing like... cleaning up after toddlers to put you off lunch! if i'd wanted a dog...! bloomin' 1yo's that think they're big enough to go with no nappy on LOL (and 3yo's who think they're 1!!) Wed, 5 Sep 2007 08:04:00 EST Hello, Wheezybouncer! Hello and welcome to the team! <BR> <BR> Join in on any thread, or start your own discussion. <BR> <BR> I wish you well! Tue, 4 Sep 2007 17:56:32 EST Welcome, ELEANOR3142!! Hi and welcome to the team!! <BR> <BR> Stop by and say hello when you get a moment!! <BR> <BR> All the best to you!! Mon, 20 Aug 2007 18:16:32 EST Welcome, Angelfacesmom!! Hello and welcome to the team!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you!! Tue, 7 Aug 2007 03:03:18 EST Welcome Fionama!! Great to have you on the team! <BR> <BR> Take some time to get used to everything, then just step in where you like!! Mon, 2 Jul 2007 15:05:40 EST Welcome To the UKMums!! Hello to all members, old and new! <BR> <BR> I hope that you will enjoy being a part of the team and get all the support and motivation you need from the team! <BR> <BR> I don't believe in policing topics as in some teams, so if you want to start a thread on anything at all, please do so. <BR> <BR> We have a few ongoing challenges, so take a look at those. Even if no-one is currently participating, you can still pick up the challenge if you feel it would help you...we will all stop by and ... Tue, 19 Jun 2007 02:28:19 EST New and saying hi :) Hi. I joined the site yesterday and found this group. I'm from Milton Keynes and mum to two children: DS is 3 and DD is exactly 1 month today. I am currently breastfeeding so am not using the nutrition and meal planner bits of this site at the moment, but instead am using the rest for motivation. I'm due to go back to Weight Watchers after my 6 week post natal check up. <BR> <BR> I'm already over a stone less than when I got pregnant with DD so that is good news :) <BR> <BR> Oh, and tha... Fri, 15 Jun 2007 09:30:45 EST my diet chat site <BR> <BR> ive made a diet forum so slimmers can chat about weight watchers, slimmers club UK, slimming world and also Sparkspeople, hopefully my members will join sparks too, im trying to spread the sparks word. i love this site. it really helps me,, so im trying to get members to join here. Fri, 8 Jun 2007 18:35:19 EST Starting all over again well im back, and so is my weight. i go away to morocco in 2 weeks so probably start the diet properly after i come back. but for now im gonna eat better so i dont put more weight on. i think im the heaviest ive been in a long time. 11 st 7 to be exact, all i want to be is 10 ive given myself until 1st of october..but my will power is low and im also back on anti-depressants, but hubby has put on a bit of weight too so this time he knows he has to help me cut back too. since christmas... Tue, 29 May 2007 08:57:10 EST Cardio Ideas for me I have a 9 week old and a 2yr 9 month old. Finding it really hard getting some cardio on. Olny have a single buggy and son my son (9weeks) has to be strapped to my chest when I go out. I tried dancing but my Dear daughter intrupts me all the time by hanging on me. Walking is ok but my area isn't very pleasent so really only feel like doing it when I am going to playgroups. Plus walking isn't as enjoyable when you can blast music. <BR> <BR> So any ideas on how to distract my Daughter so... Sun, 6 May 2007 05:28:16 EST Newbie!!! Hi everyone, was great to know there was more of us from the uk on this site, I have subscribed too many weight loss sights but this is the best and cant believe its free!! Im 24 mum of 3 and have put weight on since having my children I have already lost 28lb but have stayed the same weight now for the past few months my motivation has gone and I feel as thow im hanging on by a thread. I am going on holiday in 9 weeks with a large group of firends (both sexes) and of course im the largest an... Thu, 26 Apr 2007 12:24:15 EST hello im back hiyah,, after months away from the diet im back,, its all due to doctors adviseing me to diet and exercise again,, ive got high cholesterol and im only 31,, docs say i must sort my health out or i could end up with heart problems especially as it runs in my family.. so hey im back with it,, but its gonna be hard. Wed, 4 Apr 2007 09:42:34 EST Team Categories Hi all...I'm looking for a little feedback. <BR> <BR> I have categorised us in the parenting section of the new team system....but do you guys think we would be better off in the UK section? <BR> <BR> Any ideas how best to get ourselves noticed? Fri, 23 Mar 2007 06:44:49 EST hi everyone hi ive just come back after a yr of compulsive eating and puttin on almost 4 stone, ive really got to sort it out. would like to talk to other complulsive eaters out there, or am i the only one? :( <BR> <BR> good new though i gave up smoking on the 19th may and have not looked back since, so shows i do have some will power somewhere lol. <BR> <em>129</em> Tue, 6 Feb 2007 14:01:52 EST First In Challenge... Here's one I thought might be a little fun... <BR> <BR> The first person online in the morning sets a one-day challenge for everyone to follow. <BR> <BR> Try to make it something that is easy for everyone to do, but apart from that it can relate to any aspect of life. <BR> <BR> For today: <BR> <BR> Do one set of today's exercise of the day (tricep dips) <BR> Fri, 2 Feb 2007 12:50:19 EST im new here... Happy New Year everyone!! Mon, 1 Jan 2007 03:37:12 EST Just stopping by... We all have busy lives, it is difficult to get around to posting a lot of the time. <BR> <BR> Let's use this thread to just say "hello". <BR> <BR> Post an emoticon, say hi or goodnight. No need to try to keep up with conversation, simply a howdy thread! Sun, 26 Nov 2006 06:41:13 EST Cardio Minutes Challenge New challenge....Increase your total weekly cardio minutes by 10 each week. <BR> <BR> This can be done by adding a complete 10 minute workout or by simply adding a minute or 2 to your current workouts. <BR> <BR> Have fun, all! Tue, 21 Nov 2006 02:07:04 EST THE MAP IS WORKING!!! Has anyone else looked at it? <BR> <BR> The map has us all on our island, so pack away the liferafts!! Wed, 8 Nov 2006 02:09:06 EST UK Parenting forums is my fave parenting forum, whats your fave and why? Fri, 15 Sep 2006 20:01:07 EST Blowing your trumpet... Had a good day today? <BR> <BR> Lost weight? <BR> Made sensible choices? <BR> <BR> Done something you wouldn't normally? <BR> <BR> Share it here... Thu, 14 Sep 2006 06:54:21 EST Hi everyone Hi everyone, I am from London (NW) I am married with 2 kids 15, 11. I need to lose at least 42lb's, i have been on here for 3 weeks now and i have lost 5lb. Its slow going but at least its in the right direction. I am still finding my way around the site. So if anyone from around London or anywhere wants a buddy i am here. <BR> <BR> Avril xx Tue, 12 Sep 2006 12:02:44 EST Did anyone watch.. F**k Off I'm Fat with Ricky Grover on BBC Three last night? (Sorry if you already read this in SparkPeople UK, not sure if any of you are in both groups.) <BR> It was a documentary on the prejudices overweight people face in the UK. It covered everything from clothes and restaurants to cars and amusement parks. <BR> I really enjoyed it, and while some of the info was an eye opener, it didn't surprise me in the slightest. <BR> <BR> Some of the statistics were disgraceful. According to the s... Mon, 4 Sep 2006 07:14:09 EST Hi everyone .. and thanks for the welcome! <BR> Sorry I didn't post straight away, but I guess I have come to the right group when it comes to understanding hectic lives! <BR> Anyway, I am Josee, 29 yrs old, and living with the other half Paul, and our two beautiful girls, Bethany (9) and Phoebe (11 months). <BR> I came to spark just under two weeks ago and am loving it. I have 105lbs to lose in all (7.5 stone in uk speak lol), so will be around for a good while to come. <BR> Looking forward to getting t... Sat, 26 Aug 2006 17:36:30 EST Resources for Stepping Challenge Here are some helpful resources for step counting: <BR> <BR> A list of activities with the number of steps per minute: <BR><BR>epequivalents.htm <BR> <BR> A great tool...track how far you walk. Take a virtual holiday and walk across the world! <BR> Start page is on the US, but you can scroll it to the Uk. <BR> <BR> <BR> Share any others you come across! Thu, 24 Aug 2006 17:59:14 EST Let's Get Stepping! Group Challenge Hi all. <BR> <BR> It is recommended that we all take at least 10,000 steps a day. In reality, most of us struggle to make half that, but whatever you do, there is always room for improvement! <BR> <BR> We shall aim through this challenge to increase our steps week on week by 5% at a time. <BR> <BR> Spend the first week measuring the steps you normally do, then we can work out how much you need to increase by. <BR> <BR> We will check-in on a Saturday evening/Sunday morning with our figures... Thu, 24 Aug 2006 17:52:05 EST What do we all think? To a group challenge? <BR> <BR> I was going over some of my old files and thinking I ought to get to improving my steps again...when I last recorded I was down to 6,500...we are (aparently) supposed to do 10,000 a day! <BR> <BR> So here's what I was thinking....we have a couple of weeks for everyone to get hold of a pedometer (I think they are still giving them away in some cereals) and to get a baseline measurement (eg, the number you do just through your normal activities) then we work at... Sat, 19 Aug 2006 19:05:20 EST hiya hiya im jarael, i just started on wednesday. and i have over 3 and a half stone to lose but im feeling quite positive, for now lol. Fri, 18 Aug 2006 05:31:21 EST What animal... I saw something on tv about an artist who paints his loved ones as animals....what animals would you paint your kids as? <BR> <BR> Mine would be: <BR> <BR> Shiv (12) : a cat...preening, eating, sleeping and hunting...that's how she is. <BR> <BR> Jazz (10) : a horse...solid, dependable, with a wild side. <BR> <BR> Hope (3) : a bee...flitting around from one place to another, singing a constant song. Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:48:36 EST Where is everyone from in the UK? Im from a little village in nottinghamshire. Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:32:43 EST Hello,,, im new to the team Hi im lisa,, i live in nottinghamshire, im 30 and married with 3 kids... im a SAHM but hoping to find a job soon. just loving this site,, especially as you can add your own food and the site adds upthe nutrition for you.. makes it so much easier than trying to find it in books. Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:25:09 EST Working in your work out... Hi all. <BR> <BR> We all live busy lives as wives, mothers and individuals! <BR> <BR> How do you fit workout time into your daily schedule? <BR> <BR> My 3yr old and I do "Boogie Beebies" together every morning! <BR> Not a high impact cardio workout, but it does get the joints moving! Wed, 16 Aug 2006 17:25:39 EST newcommer hi my name's penn. I have just joined, I need some support with losing some wieght. <em>39</em> Fri, 11 Aug 2006 00:52:58 EST Hiya, just joined you...... Hi my name is Cat, I am 30 and I have 3 kids. I have got 31 pounds to lose and would ideally like to do this before christmas if possible! Tue, 8 Aug 2006 04:34:37 EST Welcome thread.. Welcome to the newest member of our group, Sweeters! Thu, 13 Jul 2006 05:52:08 EST Sounding off... We all have stresses from time to time, so I thought it would be good to have somewhere to just have a scream. <BR> <BR> Whether it be kids, husband, traffic even the supermarket not stocking your favourite brand of something....just stop by this thread to release your problems to the ether! Wed, 12 Jul 2006 04:30:01 EST hi Just introducing myself as I have just joined your group - Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:57:09 EST UK Mums Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "UK Mums" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> A group to share the ups and downs of mumness! Sat, 15 Apr 2006 05:58:15 EST