SparkPeople Leaving 170-ville Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=7550 If you are making your way out of the 170s, stop in here while you find the EXIT sign once and for all. SparkPeople Leaving 170-ville Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=7550 Short Term visitor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x57717843 Hello all! <BR> <BR> My name is Ann and I have an agressive goal of losing 2 pounds per week for the entire month of May. Doing so will have me in and out of 170ville in by the first week in June! Looking forward to getting to know you all and supporting you along the way. Thu, 1 May 2014 13:45:41 EST Nine Weeks till 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x55452062 Hi - I have been in and out of the 170's for a few years. I am ready to move on down! My most recent descent from the 180's was in August -- I am determined to leave 170-ville in December!! I will need all the help I can get! <em>521</em> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:00:36 EST First day on Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x54888889 Hi everyone, I'm Shannon, and it's my first day here on SparkPeople! I'm excited to be apart of the team and wanted to say "hi" ! <BR> <BR> I was on spark a while ago (2007) and was very successful (i lost 25+lbs). But since then i've had some life changes/challenges and am back! Ready to figure out how to make exercise work with a baby and working! <BR> <BR> Feel free to come by and say hi, I love being immersed with other motivated people! Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:10:19 EST Happy to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x54337916 Hi, I'm Suzie and I made it to 179.5 this morning and am ecstatic. It took a long, long time to get out of the 180's again. I might be visiting for quite a while in your nice town as I head towards 160-ville and will enjoy seeing everyone arriving and leaving during my journey. <BR> <BR> I am determined not to go back to 180-ville again! <BR> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:51:20 EST Gutted to be back, thrilled to be leaving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x53621181 I swore I'd never get back here. My main mistake was making things all about the numbers on the scale and when I had no more weight I needed to lose it wasn't motivation enough to be healthy 'just for me'. I didn't tackle the core issues that led me to stop looking after myself and so of course they returned. I hope I can tackle them this time and get fit to be fit, not to see a certain number on the scale. <BR> <BR> Thanks for having me back. Can't wait to get outta here! <BR> <BR> Much lo... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 17:23:53 EST Thrilled to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x53422423 I began my journey 245 pounds in 2009 so I am THRILLED to finally be here! I have not been here in close to ten years. I'm thrilled to be back but also pumped to keep on moving through!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 May 2013 08:21:59 EST April 2013 "Weight Loss Challenge" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x52868267 Come join us for the balance of April for this weight loss challenge. <BR> <BR> There are 4 weeks left and My personal goal is to loose 5#'s during this time. <BR> <BR> Weigh in every Monday (Starting tomorrow) and then let's see who reaches or exceeds their goal. <BR> <BR> Copy the following and repost it on the "Weight Loss Challenge" tread. See you tomorrow for the weigh in. <BR> <BR> 4/08 <BR> 4/15 <BR> 4/22 <BR> 4/29 <BR> <BR> A # a week is definitely obtainable. Best wishes on ... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 14:47:51 EST SPRING into fitness challenge 2013? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x52857418 So what do you all think about starting a challenge? we could see who loses weight each week for the next 4 weeks of April? Any other ideas? Sat, 6 Apr 2013 18:26:32 EST yeah I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x52799625 So I touched 160ville...it was great and yesterday on the scale I was 182....soooooo I guess I'm back at it. Put me in the penthouse please. Only in 170ville does the view get better going down. LOL Tue, 2 Apr 2013 16:39:49 EST 2013 CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x52553426 Saw a lot of older posts and hope we can start some new conversations here. I know we have a lot of "transients" in this town - some just in, some ready to move on. But we're all on the road to healthier lives. <em>213</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:41:16 EST Just Passing Through http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x52004881 Hi- <BR> <BR> I've stopped in here for a spell. There's been a lot of death in my family lately, my Mom & Dad, both living long productive lives passed in Aug/Nov 2012. My 22 y/o son was a drug addict. WAS. He'd been clean for 2 years but after his grandpa died, he wasn't able to handle the grief. He passed January 17. <BR> <BR> My yoyo had bounced into the 180s (140 in February 2012) with my parents' illnesses, Dad in cancer treatment in the Spring, Mom's CHF started in May and she wa... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:46:27 EST Nice Place but sorry I am back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x51969715 Hi There - <BR> I travelled through this town in 2012 and through 160-ville and had begun travelling through 150-ville but then I ... well... got lazy... didn't want to focus on this anymore. Thought I didn't need to do this anymore. And what happened? I fell right back into the old bad habits that made me sick in the first place. On the up side I am taking control before I get back to right where I started or bigger. <BR> <BR> Although this is a lovely village I do hope to pass through... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 08:17:30 EST A Postcard From 170-ville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x51806521 Dear 170-ville, <BR> <BR> Something about you obviously attracted me to you, but now that I am here I can't remember for the life of me what that was! Even worse, I seem to have gotten turned around and can't find my way back... <BR> <BR> I think I visited neighboring cities for a while a couple years back, but I wasn't a fan of them either. Why oh why did I think 170-ville would be any different? The policies and ideals I have encountered are far too liberal, I need some structure in my li... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:19:07 EST Finially here :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x51782798 Woohooo just hit 179 hope to be out soon Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:28:00 EST Hoping not to be here too long http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x51760196 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been very close to leaving 170-ville a few times but haven't made it in ages or else not for very long. I'm trying (really trying) again. Hoping to be involved and find a few new spark friends for added motivation while I'm here. Currently at 172lbs. Hoping to be out of here really fast, but I decided it's better to jump in and get help getting out than to stay away since I'm close to 160-ville and not achieve my goal. Sorry, I'm rambling. Anyway, HI, and hope to ... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:41:20 EST Stopping by for a (hopefully) short visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x51738719 Hi all. My first attempt with spark I started off in 170-ville. This time I was over one town, but made it out in just three weeks. I have a ways to go, but will hopefully continue to lose consistently. My first goal is to get to the weight I was when I started in July 2007: 177.5, It's just a couple of more pounds...maybe it will even happen after this week! Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:40:23 EST Valentine's Day 2013 Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x51699702 Hello, I am eager to get out of town. I made my first goal of 175 by Christmas, and now I want to get to 170 by Valentine's day. I am at 174 today, so I have 4 weeks and 4 lbs to do it. <BR> <BR> Here we go! Anyone else wanting to reach a Valentine's day goal? <BR> <BR> I am going to WALK or use my kettlebell everyday. I will clean up my eating more, and I will take my baby swimming. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:20:02 EST Lingering in town, looking to head out !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x51637856 I have been stuck in the 170s for a few years now. I was around 178 when I decided to work my way into a healthier lifestyle. I am down to 171 and have been lingering here for a couple weeks. I know I'm new, but I want to make it a goal to get outta town by next week's weigh in (Monday)!! 160s here I come! Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:19:08 EST Hey guys...New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x51530592 Hey there, jessica here, just new to town, this morning woke up at 179.4, super excited to be here and ready to move on to the next town. This is the town I usually always spend the most time in, its like I have a mental block that wont allow myself to proceed into 160ville, but this time its different, Im doing the little by little 1-1.5lb a week, so my first goal is to be 175 by 1/23 and ultimatly 170 by 2/15ish. <BR> <BR> My goal starting tomorrow is to eat no gluten products and eat min... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 00:37:14 EST Entering town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x51322410 Hit 179.4 today! I intend for this to be a short visit. I'm usually stuck in 170 ville for a long time, but this time I'm powering through. Staying in calorie range, at least 30 min of cardio a day, 12 glasses of water, fresh fruits and veggies...I've got this. Tue, 25 Dec 2012 08:55:01 EST 175 by Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x51044315 Hello All: <BR> <BR> I have just joined the team and am trying to lose baby weight. I am now officially in 170 ville and want to head out by Valentine's Day. My first mini goal is 175 by Christmas. I am at 178.6 today, and I have a reasonable expectation of getting there. <BR> <BR> I have lost 35 lbs since my baby boy was born 7 weeks ago. That was the easy part. Now I have to work to lose the rest. I want to lose the last 20lbs that I gained during pregnancy and another 20lbs after t... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 17:35:14 EST Hopefully a short visit... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x50768210 I've run out of excuses and jumped on the scale a couple weeks ago - had been in the 160's forever and suddenly found myself in 170-ville. I had been lax on my tracking and exercise since Labor Day - well time to get in gear for the holidays. Heading back to 160-ville soon. Hope to bring a bunch of you along with me! :) Sat, 10 Nov 2012 09:46:35 EST well everyon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x50124942 I'm once again at 170,4 so close a sneeze could move me over. and as I was at 169 a week ago I've decided that the best motivation is simply to take the next step forward. I am checking out. <BR> <BR> thank you all for everything and I hope to see you over there in the 60ville if you so choose to go. <BR> <BR> <em>10</em> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:42:53 EST PARTY IN THE PENTHOUSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x50096716 WHOOP WHOOP <BR> <BR> Finally made it into 170-ville. 179.5 Let the party begin! <BR> <BR> I hope to take the express elevator down to the lobby and I plan to spend a lot of time at the 170-ville gym cause I hear 160-ville is beautiful this time of year. <BR> <BR> REALLY excited to be here and even more excited at the thought of leaving Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:15:08 EST Looking for Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x50034176 Hello everyone! My name is Erin and I have been a sparkpeople member for a while, however I never really used the resources or followed through. I am fed up with feeling bad about myself and need to make a change. I do not have the best support system around me, at least when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, so I am hoping to meet some people that can keep me motivated and inspired and hopefully I can do the same for them. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 01:07:52 EST I need a team called "Breaking into 170-ville" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x50021855 I've been scaling the walls and trying to sneak in the back. It feels like I'm locked out of 170-ville. LET ME IN! AARRGGHH <BR> <BR> It might be time to get that exercise in everyday! I know, I know . . . it's important and I actually like exercise. It's just making and taking the time to do . . . something . . . EVERY DAY! <BR> <BR> So I pledge . . . Everyday . . . even if it's 10 minutes . . . EXERCISE! <BR> <BR> 170-ville . . . I'm coming IN! <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:07:44 EST Moving in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x49943304 Hi, I'm looking for a short term rental - nothing big or with a view. While I can't wait to get here next week I don't want to stay to long. <BR> <BR> I'm a binge eater who has been there done that in dieting. I've recently returned to spark people after being away on a really bad binge that left me bigger then I ever was before. <BR> <BR> This time I return knowing and understanding spark and focusing more on me and my triggers. I'm confident this will be my last stay in 170-ville. <B... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 07:55:19 EST Hello! Good bye! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x49487970 So, I have been in the 170s for a while (post pregnancy), but have kicked in into high gear and plan to be outta here by next week. I weighed in at 178 on Monday and under 172 today (don't you just love the water loss the first week?!). <BR> <BR> Hoping to lose the last pound and a half by mid next week and it's hello to the 160s! Who's with me?! Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:10:29 EST hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x49109180 Happy to be here! Finally. now one my way... and hope not to stay too long. Just wanted to say hello. This 10 mins of fitness a day to start has really helped make it managable. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 00:59:01 EST Soooo happy to be here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x49082412 My name is Jen and I have not been anywhere near this weight in at least 6 yrs! So I was overjoyed when I realized I was finally below 180!! Looking forward to meeting the people in 170-ville!! Sat, 21 Jul 2012 04:03:29 EST Jumping up and down yelling, "Hi, everyone!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x48870802 HELLO!!! I am SO GLAD to finally be here! This morning's weigh-in brings me to a new town and I'm so excited! I honestly can not remember the last time I was in this weight range. When I stopped sparking 5 years ago - I see my data left me in 180ville. Though I had run a 5k, I still hadn't reached my weight goal. 5 years later (a full time position, masters degree completed, and 40 pounds gained - and now lost!) I'm back on the journey towards getting healthy. It's been a hard fought ba... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 14:07:20 EST New in town :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x48656425 Hi, I'm new here as of this morning's weigh in of 179! I am very excited to be back in the 170's again, haven't been here for way too long. Today's weigh in makes 50 pounds lost since I re-committed in October, however it's 70 pounds lost from my all time high a few summers ago! <BR> <BR> I'm glad to be here, but hope to not stay too long! Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:52:38 EST New to group but have been here AWHILE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x48417887 Hi..I've been in the 170's for about 4 months. Right now I am between 171-173 so hopefully I wont stay here long (No offense!). I can't wait to see 169.9!!!! <em>20</em> Thu, 7 Jun 2012 12:19:31 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x48259343 Hi, I'm shells. I just got here. I weighed in at 179.9 this morning. I've lost 10 pounds so far and I'm looking forward to getting through the 170s. I love new Sparkfriends so feel free to add me so we can better support each other. Mon, 28 May 2012 08:22:29 EST Hi 170ers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x48099963 I'm new to SparkPeople and today is my first day... my goal is to lose 20 pounds, and I'm starting at 175, so I have 5 pounds to lose before I can head to 160-ville. Thanks for any support you can offer - I'll try to offer the same. :) Wed, 16 May 2012 17:53:55 EST New in May 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x47992082 Hi There, I've been stuck in the 170s for so long this seemed like the team for me even thought it does not seem like many are here. I went down to 166 in late winter, but zoomed back up. I just had catarac surgery, so I'm a little limited in my activities for next ten days. I can walk, so I'll be out there exploring 170-ville if you are looking for me. Wed, 9 May 2012 15:04:53 EST Anyone Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x47640661 This team seems to be pretty quiet.... Does anyone still come around? Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:25:24 EST I WANT OUT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x45600059 Hello all! I am new to this team and really want to leave 170-ville behind. I am looking forward to moving forward toward my trek for the 150's. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:56:33 EST Been in the 170's for a year now, ready to leave! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x45509434 Hi there, <BR> <BR> I had my second daughter back in Sept of 2010. I got back down to by pre-baby weight of 177 by January of 2011, but since then I've been mostly holding steady. I'm at 173 now and ready to leave town! Trying to track my foods more carefully through the rest of December, and will soon be joining my workplace gym to get some cardio in. My two daughters keep my active, but my job is a desk job, so unless I plan for exercise it won't happen, especially with winter coming on. ... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:52:03 EST Would love to be gone by Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x45497947 Hello all! I am new to the team - just reached the 170s last week. It took me 7 weeks to go from 189 to 180, so I am hoping for similar success in the 170s. Looking forward to getting to know you all. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:19:13 EST Hailey! Hoping to be a short term resident! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x45060337 Anyone around 170-175 want to be buddies? Sun, 13 Nov 2011 14:54:44 EST packing my bags.. I'm out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x44800824 hope to see you ALL in 160ville very soon! <BR> <em>306</em> <em>312</em> <em>488</em> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 02:31:28 EST Bye Baby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x44558783 I'm leaving you.. for real this time! <BR> ;) Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:51:47 EST 2 year 170ville resident.. on my way out :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x44396278 it will be 2 years come december that I have been a (seemingly) permanent resident of 170ville! at my heaviest in 2008, I topped out at 195 and immediately went crazy working my butt off to get back down to 160. then in a matter of months, I crept back into 170ville and I have been living here ever since. I am ready to bust out of this stubborn 3 digit code! 4 more pounds and I'll be gone! <BR> <BR> good luck to all of you as well! lets be friends <BR> <em>247</em> <em>224</em> Mon, 3 Oct 2011 02:20:16 EST Looking for a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x44279850 Hi, <BR> <BR> I had gastric bypass 3 1/2 years ago with a starting weight of 320. I got down to 166 for a little bit last year, but I've mostly been in this ville for the past year. I'm looking to leave quick. Anyone got any good road maps? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Kelly Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:52:31 EST On the outskirts of town... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x44246404 I'm right on the verge of entering the 160s, but until then I thought I'd stop by & say hello! I'm a new mom of twin boys & have almost reached my first goal of losing 100 lbs in a year. I gained 66 lbs during my pregnancy & lost 40 in the first month or so & the other 60 has been a challenge, but I'm almost there! Once I lose 4 more pounds, I'll set a new goal & keep on truckin' towards being a healthier, more active mommy:) <BR> <BR> Happy to be a part of an encouraging team <em>9</em> Sat, 24 Sep 2011 08:55:25 EST Stuck in the 170's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x44050653 Hi! I just joined the team last weekend, although I have been stuck in the 170's for about 9 months... there were a few months where I dipped down into the 160's, but I have seemed to gain it all back. My highest weight was 177.8 on Aug 8th, 2011. That is also the day that I joined Weight Watchers. I really want to lose some weight before my husband and I try for our first baby! So far, I have only lost about 4lbs. I hoping to be out of the 170's by the end of September. <BR> I decided that w... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:16:49 EST Moving down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x43954868 I have been hit and miss with my motivation and sticking to the plan for eating. I have lost 12 lbs since March. Now I want to move this along. I am at 178 and would like to be losing more each week. I am ready to run my first 5K, September 25th. I have lost inches, but now it's time for pounds too. <BR> <BR> I cook for many, so the evening meal is my biggest challenge. I just need to be motivated each day to save more carbs and protein for the evening meal. <BR> <BR> I also homeschool so... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 12:01:25 EST NSV!! Post your accomplishments here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x43920687 We all face this from time to time- the dreaded number on the scale won't budge!! We can also all post different victories!! <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Fit into a smaller size? Can you run a full mile? If you are proud, come share with us- let's celebrate all our victories!! <em>104</em> Mon, 5 Sep 2011 18:32:02 EST September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x43920022 Tanya and I disucssed possible challenge this month but we settled for a September Goals Thread. <BR> <BR> Come here and post your September Goals and let us know from time to time how you are doing. <BR> <BR> Good luck to all of those traveling through 170 Ville. I am at 173 so hopefully will see 160Ville some time this month. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> & we can do it together. <BR> <BR> Sunny Mon, 5 Sep 2011 17:49:12 EST Hi (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x43912719 I didn't think I would be back, but I am. I stayed in 160-ville for almost two years, and actually got down to 160.0, but life changes and medication sent me back here. <BR> <BR> Well, my name is Alison; and I am 26. I live in RI, am a graduate student, and live with my boyfriend. I'm excited to work with everyone to leave here (in the nicest way possible)! Mon, 5 Sep 2011 10:33:34 EST Hello! I'm glad to be back here. =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x43910332 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been here... For a few weeks back in 2007. Can you believe that? I'm so happy to be back! I don't plan to be here for long, though... (And no, I won't head back to 180ville, 190ville, 200ville or 210ville like I did!) <BR> <BR> Can't wait to know you and to find my way out of this place! Mon, 5 Sep 2011 08:29:24 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x43761814 Hello to everyone. I'm feeling a little stuck between the 178 - 180 mark, I've even seen the 177.4 on the scale! I'm ready to move forward and get past the 170s for good. I've got to focus and work hard to meet my goal. I'm getting married Nov. 19, 2011 and hope to see a lower number by then. Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:44:50 EST August Challenge Week#4 Aug. 22nd- Aug. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x43667521 This week it's all about nutrition!! How are you about getting your freggies in? Sticking to your calorie range? That is the goal this week!! <BR> 1) Taste the rainbow!!How many freggies of each color did you eat today? <BR> Red- <BR> Green- <BR> Yellow- <BR> Orange- <BR> Purple/Blue- <BR> 2)Did you stick to your calorie range? <BR> 3)Try a fruit or veggie you have never tried this week and report back:) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> <em>291</em> <em>277</em> <em>265</em> <em>69... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:23:27 EST Hello (again!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x43644680 Hi everyone! I've been here before...I've even been to 160-ville! But lo and behold, I'm back up to 180 at this moment. Since I'm SO close to being in the 170s again, I joined here. Hope to only be around for about a month, and hopefully not come back! (No offense!) Picking up running...my hubby tells me pounds should start to melt off soon! Hope he's right! Sat, 20 Aug 2011 21:59:00 EST August Challenge - Week # 3 - 8/15 thru 8/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x43545622 We talked about Strength Training on a couple of the threads this week so thought an Introduction to Strength Training for Week # 3 would be perfect. <BR> <BR> Here is an article from Spark People which highlights some beginning strength training. <BR> The key is to start low on the weights and build up. Choose a couple of the exercises and do 10 repetitions each a couple of times each day. Come and report which ones you did. <BR> <BR> 1.) Strength Training # 1 - <BR> 2.) Strength Trainin... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 07:51:21 EST August Challenge - Week # 2 - 8/8 thru 8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x43427175 Here is this week's Challenge. Best wishes as we continue our journey through 170Ville. <BR> <BR> WEEK#2- August 8-14 <BR> 1) Count down the miles to leaving 170-ville; how many miles until you reach your next ville? <BR> 2) Exercise! We have several walkers/runners on the team so, let's add daily steps to our current routine: <BR> Monday- add 50 steps to your workout <BR> Tuesday- add 60 steps to your workout <BR> Wednesday-add 70 steps to your workout <BR> Repeat for Thursday - 50 S... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 08:10:16 EST Motivational Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x43302207 Post your favorite Motivational Quote here. <BR> <BR> <BR> Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. <BR> The most certain way to succeed <BR> is always to try just one more time. <BR> - Thomas A. Edison <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 08:16:42 EST August 2011 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x43301833 Good Morning Team. August is going to be a Hot, Hot, Hot month so lets rock this month and create some equally Hot bodies. <BR> <BR> 1.) Weigh in every Monday and record it on the August Weigh in. There are 10# in 170 Ville so each # lost is equal to 1 mile as you travel through 170Ville. Who is going to make it out of 170 Ville first? <BR> 2.) New Exercise for you this week is squats - do as many as you can every day and come here to record your efforts. <BR> 3.) Eat more fruits and veg... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 07:56:34 EST August Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=994x7550x43301677 8/1 - 175 <BR> 8/8 - 175 <BR> 8/15- 174 <BR> 8/22- 174 (hoping for a loss this week) <BR> 8/29 -173 <BR> <BR> Best wishes on your August goals of weight loss.... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 07:48:52 EST hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x43249666 Hello everyone!! My name is Jessica and I am turning 28 next month. I am currently a stay at home mom to a beautiful almost 15 month old daughter. I enjoy going for walks and am hoping to join the gym soon. I want to lose weight and be healthier not only for myself but also for my daughter as well. Hopefully I won't be staying in 170-ville for long but look forward to getting to know more people and sharing in this journey together. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 23:31:37 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x42748063 I have been leader of Leaving 170ville for a little over 2 yrs now and am ready to step down and let someone else take over. There are a lot of motivating people in this team now, so I know one of you would be great. You don't have to be in the 170's to be leader as I was at one time down to 158 and still leading. Just be willing to plan some challenges and chat with the members is all that is necessary. I am just really out of ideas and think it's time for a change. Would someone be wi... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:47:37 EST I never thought I would make it here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x42596665 But now I don't want to stay too long! 175 will be my 100 pound loss point, so I'll be partying while I'm here! Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:36:49 EST Finally Back at SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x42392549 I've been a member of SP for quite a while, but I had to take time off from the site about 10 months ago. <BR> <BR> I'm now 1.5 weeks post-partum and hopping back and forth between here and BabyFit transitioning fully back to SP. Since giving birth to baby #3, I've lost 17 pounds as of last week and am on par to lose another 2 at my weigh-in this Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Highest Pre-pgcy Weight: 190 lbs <BR> Highest Pgcy Weight: 196 lbs <BR> Weight as of Last Week: 179 lbs <BR> <BR> My first b... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 01:04:54 EST This time it's the real deal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x42304328 I proudly left this team in December at 169 <em>39</em> <BR> Struggle, struggle, Christmas baking helped me pile on 9 big ones Well, that was a half a year ago, wasn't it? So here I am to work it off surrounded by 170ers. <em>41</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 06:50:06 EST are there ANY men here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x42118556 I just briefly clicked thru the pictures of the members of "LEAVING 170-VILLE" (don't you just love the name???) but I couldn't find ONE male member! I guess I should have entitled my topic are there ANY (short) men here? Obviously if some guy is 6 feet tall he probably needs to stay in 170-ville or possibly get up to 180-ville. But @ 5'8" I'd like to be in 150-ville eventually. Anyway, if I am the only guy here I will "get over it". Thanks for reading "my stuff". Mon, 30 May 2011 05:59:50 EST passing through! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x41955581 Got to 170ville two weeks ago and am just getting around to joining the team. Hope to only be here a couple of weeks! Sat, 21 May 2011 11:18:27 EST Haven't been in 170ville in 2 years!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x41624639 Monday morning weigh in was GREAT!!!! Finally out of the 180's!!! Pushing and working hard to move along to 160 ville. Can't even imagine how that will feel. <BR> <BR> Congrats to all those moving in and moving out!!! Keep going and don't quit! Wed, 4 May 2011 14:11:37 EST Spring into Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x41542970 This one will be Biggest Loser by July 4th! We want to be ready for those picnics, family outings and bikinis! <em>218</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> So copy & paste this template & best of luck!!! <BR> (weigh ins will be on Mondays since the 4th falls on a Monday....I'll try to remember to send sparkmail msgs to remind u each week! <BR> <BR> Starting Wt. May 2nd <BR> <BR> May 9th <BR> May 16th <BR> May 23rd <BR> May 30th <BR> June 6th <BR> June 13th <BR> June 20th <BR> June 27th <BR> Fi... Sun, 1 May 2011 00:23:12 EST Yea 170's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x41414016 So, I hit 179.5 today. I'm not sold that I'm out of the 180's yet, but until I'm at like 177 or so I'll be in both the 180 group and this one! While I'm excited to be here, I don't plan to stay. And hoping my stay will be a short one! Thanks for having me! Sun, 24 Apr 2011 14:05:14 EST new to this team :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x41351066 I'm not only new to this team, I'm new to the concept of SparkTeams that are "Leaving XYZ-ville" too. I like it. <BR> <BR> I weigh myself on Mondays and this past Monday I was at 179.9 lbs. I'm on my way to 140-ville. I don't know if I'll stop there or if I can get even lighter, but it's what I'm aiming for anyhow. :D <BR> <BR> Howdy! Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:59:54 EST Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x41273610 I joined Spark People 2 weeks ago, and THOUGHT I joined this team, only to find out that I had just added it to favorites. So now I'm officially joining! Nice to be here. I've enjoyed reading all the posts. Hope to get to know you a little and see you in some Ville's down the line! Sun, 17 Apr 2011 10:33:34 EST starting here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x41180418 Hi all! I'm Rebekah and I'm just jumping back on Sparkpeople after a few years over on babyfit. About 4 years ago I lost 40lbs using spark and then I got pregnant again, lol. My little one is a year & a half now and I'm having trouble loosing the weight this time around. So I'm starting here at 172. Hopefully I wont be in this town long! My plan is to loose at least a pound a week. biggest thing I'm struggling with right now is will power to eat right. I thought coming back here, logg... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:02:33 EST It's awesome to finally get into the 170s!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x41129079 Hi, my name is Shelley and I hit 178 yesterday. I restarted my journey at 266 in December 2009. It's been a long road, but not an unhappy one! My journey is far from over, so I can use all the motivation to keep going that I can get. And, of course, offer motivation to others! <em>252</em> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 10:39:58 EST April Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x40935988 I think we'll just go back to the Biggest Loser type challenge ....that one seems to get more responders! So post your starting wt. today and then come back and post each week. We'll choose a biggest loser for the week and then the final one on April 30th. <BR> <BR> Copy & Paste <BR> <BR> April 1st <BR> April 8th <BR> April 15th <BR> April 22nd <BR> April 29th Fri, 1 Apr 2011 10:47:15 EST Hopefully just a pitstop... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x40673821 I can't remember if I ever introduced myself here. It took me a while to get here, I was stuck in the 180s for what seemed like forever. Now I am teetering on the edge of the 170s. I am hoping that being here will catapult me to the next -ville:) <BR> I need the motivation and camaraderie to get myself there and I hope this place will help me do just that:) Sun, 20 Mar 2011 11:29:57 EST 172.4 here Nice to meet you:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x40456573 I am working on creating some good habits and getting healthier bit by bit. I plan to weigh in on the first of each month. Wed, 9 Mar 2011 20:42:55 EST So close! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x40327868 It seems like I've been in the 170's FOREVER! I am so close to getting out. Why are the 170's so hard to get out of? Hopefully the 160's will be a breeze! Fri, 4 Mar 2011 09:21:46 EST ughh i wish i weren't joining this team haha!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x40292514 so not happy to still be in the 170s...and hopefully it will be short-lived!!!! i would love to get advice/connect w as many people in here who are close to leaving so that we can all leave together!!! 170 has always been the marker for me between "fat" and "on my way to not as fat" haha...so i am SERIOUSLY counting down to 169!!!!! Wed, 2 Mar 2011 20:16:59 EST MARCH Motivation Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x40250635 Our MARCH challenge will be a little different. Choose one letter to work on all month or do all of them...it's up to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> M-MOTIVATE!-Choose one person's page to go to each day and leave a motivating message or sparkgoodie...you might make new sparkbuddies this way! <BR> A-ADD up those SPARKPOINTS-come here and post how many you've earned...the one at the end of March with the most added will receive a special Sparkgoodie! <BR> R-REST! -- Get at least 7 hrs of sleep <BR... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 09:38:02 EST returning member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x40094504 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm a returning member, and ready to make 2011 the year I reach my goal and maintain my weight loss! I have a long journey ahead of me, but I am ready to make a commitment to getting myself in shape and healthy. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone! My biggest challenge is figuring out how to maintain the weight loss once I lose the weight. I always seem to gain it all back. :( I lost weight, and here I am back again a year later. But I am trying really hard, and p... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:32:29 EST Wow, Have not visited 170ville in a year and 1/2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x39961586 It's so good to be here! I am weighing in at 178 today. I have been in 180-190 ville for a year and a half now. My goal is to have a great trip here in 170-ville, but leave in about a month. <BR> Hope all is well with everyone! Wed, 16 Feb 2011 13:44:35 EST New in town! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x39683777 Hey all!! My name is Lauren and as of this morning I am in the 170's I dont hope to be here long, but will enjoy the stay while i'm here. I'm always willing to meet new people :) Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:12:10 EST Feb. Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x39611432 Come by and sign on to see who's the Biggest Loser here in Leaving 170ville for Feb. <BR> <BR> Here's the copy and paste template: <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting wt. 2-1-11 <BR> 2-8-11 <BR> 2-15-11 <BR> 2-22-11 <BR> 2-28-11 final weigh in: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 15:26:48 EST Good morning team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x39597570 Hello! I'm new to the team and wanted to check in. It's great to be here! I hope to make some new friends. Anyone interested in buddy-ing up, let me know! <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Maria Tue, 1 Feb 2011 06:40:39 EST ROCKIN' BOD'S GYM FEBRUARY 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=994x7550x39465362 <em>299</em> <em>260</em> <em>323</em> <em>319</em> <em>318</em> <em>328</em> <em>216</em> <em>231</em> <em>324</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> Come by the new gym daily (or at least several times a week) and you will be in 160ville before you know it! <BR> You can post your daily workouts here and if you'd like to challenge your teammates, feel free to throw one in here for us! We're all in this together, so we need to spur one another on! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:19:19 EST BUTTER MELTING CAFE FEBRUARY 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=994x7550x39465091 <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>488</em> <em>267</em> <em>492</em> <em>255</em> <BR> <BR> We have a new cafe in town, so stop by often...we can track our calorie ranges here, share lowfat recipes and healthy eating tips here. Please stop in and visit together here often okay? <BR> <BR> I thought i would start a new thread for each month instead of having one for the whole year. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:08:23 EST back for good!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x39160565 hi everyone! i have just recommitted myself to sparkpeople/my health and am feeling great! i am always in search of motivation/advice/support, and would love to connect with as many people as possible!! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:00:12 EST Help with the final push... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x39018162 Okay, I need help. <BR> <BR> I feel like I am afraid to move out of the 170s... and have moved into the 8th floor. What will happen when I do finally make it to 160? Will I be to maintain? <BR> <BR> Maybe it is because I am running out of goals. Sounds funny, right? Lately, I have noticed I am achieving alot of my goals and don't really have any new ones. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I decided for the month of January that I was giving up my scale. It's staying at the BF's for awhile. I am trying to ... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 17:06:18 EST Hi, I'm new in town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x39014450 Just arrived, well, actually I've been here before for a few days and keep going back to 180-ville again. So, I thought joining in with the community might keep me in town long enough to head down the road to 160-ville! <BR> Seriously, I do not want to cross that line again back into 180 territory. I went back up to 183 over the holidays. I buckled down and reached 178.5 this week only to have a disaster yesterday and go back up 1/2 pound. So I am hoping joining in with a goal of leavi... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 14:29:36 EST STUCK in 170-ville for way too long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x38845359 I was losing weight steadily for a while, but for about the past two months, I have been stuck between 175 and 172. Right now I'm at 172, and hoping to bust through this plateau and get out of 170-ville, and into 160-ville! Kinda discouraged, because I feel like I've been doing everything right but I just haven't seen any changes. But maybe this team will help me see those changes! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 15:20:12 EST Just for fun.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x38844893 January 3rd is "Festival of Sleep" day... <BR> <BR> Adequate sleep is extremely important when trying to lose weight. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/01<BR>/january-3-is-festival-of-sleep-day/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.associatedcontent.com/article/13<BR>48744/january_3rd_is_festival_of_sleep<BR>_day.html </link> <BR> <BR> So there...you have an excuse to sleep extra today! <em>102</em> <em>176</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 14:57:42 EST New Year New Start Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x38829895 It's time to get back on track after the holidays! <BR> <BR> Let's do another Biggest Loser type challenge....Post your starting wt. now and come back each Wed. to weigh in. We will work until Feb. 2nd which is a Wed. and see who lost the most! <BR> <BR> Big sparkgoodie prizes involved! <em>211</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 01:18:48 EST Just arrived http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x38716697 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Valerie and I just got into the 170s. My starting weight was 183, and I'm hoping to get down to between 155 and 160 or so. <BR> <BR> I hope to get to know you on the boards! Thanks, and I'm off to explore the topics. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 13:02:36 EST I hope not staying here long but HELLO :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x38715575 Hi everyone! I wanted to introduce myself and meet new women to talk to, I look forward to meeting new friends! <BR> My weight loss goals are to go from (starting weight 182) my current 174 to 134. (Hopefully by June 10-my birthday and the day I leave for CANCUN!) I was 150 before I got pregnant and still needed to lose weight then. <BR> I have an 18 month old son, I'm married, and have two dogs. I LOVE cooking and am currently doing Denise Austin pilates 6x a week along with drinking 3 lite... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 12:01:38 EST What is your reward for leaving 170-ville? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x38562804 What is everyone's reward for leaving 170???! <BR> <BR> I have decided that I am going to buy all new intimates at Victoria Secret! Shopping spree!!! <em>334</em> Sun, 19 Dec 2010 20:50:35 EST Well, I'm Baaa-ack! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x38263498 Hoped to not come back here, but I decided to weigh myself today and found i am solidly back in 170-ville for now. <BR> <BR> Still, would I want to go back to where I started? Not a chance! Fri, 3 Dec 2010 08:41:13 EST Just got in... Hope to leave by the holidays! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x38162551 This morning I weighed in at 178.8 - SO excited! I'd love to be out of here by New Year's. Ideally, I feel like I could be out of here by Valentine's Day. I guess it would be a "I Love You" present to myself! <em>211</em> Sun, 28 Nov 2010 12:45:19 EST Just into the 170's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x38103100 Just weighed-in this morning and I'm in my upper 170's. Every stop along my weigh-loss journey has been a learning experience, so I'm glad to be visiting ya'll. I just don't plan on taking up permanent residence. <BR> <em>211</em> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 09:08:48 EST Excited to be in the 170s! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x37951758 Hi 170-villers! <BR> <BR> With my weigh-in this morning, I was at 178.8 and you have no idea how exciting that was for me. I haven't been in the 170s for about 5-6 years and at that point, my lowest was 170. <BR> <BR> So as excited as I am to be here, leaving here in the right direction will REALLY be amazing because I haven't been below 170 in my adult life. In fact, I am willing to bet that I wasn't even lower than the 170s in high school. <BR> <BR> That being said, I am happy to be he... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 21:43:16 EST Specifc plan for leaving 170-ville? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x37751772 I seem to go in cycles: I dip down past the borders, then get comfortable, and gain back 4lbs, then have to struggle like MAD to get back where I WAS and struggle even HARDER to dip past another border. <BR> <BR> I've done this ALL ALONG! I started Spark 6 months post partum weighing 212 (my pre-pg weight was 205). I got down to 205 fairly quickly, lingered, got back up to 209-210, got serious, went down under 200, hung out around 195 for a while, crept back up to 198, got serious AGAIN,... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 12:17:20 EST Holiday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x37725765 Since the holidays are such a busy time and it's too hard for most of us to get back here to keep up with pts. or challenge guidelines, I think it would be best just to make it simple and easy. <BR> <BR> Our challenge from now til New Years is too just hang in there and do your very best not to gain thru the holidays. With all the busyness and temptations at this time of year it's hard so let's just stop in here when we have the time and cheer one another on and hopefully we'll make it th... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 08:25:42 EST New Guest Arrived! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x37504023 Hi all, I'm new to your group! I'm at 179.8 this AM, feeling fantastic about that. I've lost just shy of 35 lbs since July. I'm a single 35 yr old mom with a 17 yr old daughter. I'm looking to get to about 115 - 120lbs, I'm 5'5" and I'm losing weight with Dr. Simeon's HCG protocol. I'll probably be in this team until January as I'm nearing the end of my round with HCG and I need a break before I start the next one. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all and I look forward to sharing your insigh... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 12:40:10 EST I'm so glad I'm here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x37423356 Hi! My name is Cathy, and I am a 49 year old wife and mom of 3 kids: 16, 13 and 11. Before kids, I always had that 5 or so pounds to lose, but that's it. Since then, I have been floundering for years with the vague thought that I really need to lose weight, but without goals to achieve it. Each year, the weight slowly crept up until, at 5' tall, I topped out at 190 lbs this past Spring. Ouch! I hated the way my body felt and looked, but couldn't seem to focus long enough to make a change. Alt... Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:06:37 EST I am at 170... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x37045616 I am right at 170 now, I am hoping to break into 160ville by my next weigh in. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:40:52 EST Fall leaf challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x37038117 Think of your lbs. you need to lose as leaves on your tree and let those things fall! <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Be sure to stay in your calorie range=1pt. <BR> Get at least 30 mins of exercise=1pt. <BR> Get your recommended amt of protein=1pt. <BR> 8 glasses of water=1pt. <BR> At least 7 hrs of sleep=1pt. <BR> If you lose a lb. for the wk.=Bonus 5 pts. <BR> <BR> Add your pts up each day and see who has the most at the end of the challenge. <BR> <BR> This one wil... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 09:32:10 EST Bye to 170-ville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x36951799 Just wanted to say so long, and see you all in 160-ville soon. <BR> <BR> This has been a great team, and I am sorry to be leaving (but not sorry enough to stay, LOL). Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:47:02 EST Joining you on the journey out of 170-ville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x36828522 Hi everyone! I'm new here and hoping to be on my way out soon. I've been hovering around 175 for several weeks now. The last few weeks have included my wedding anniversary, my birthday, and a minor back injury, so that might have something to do with it! <BR> Anyway, at 174 I leave the "obese" BMI range and enter "overweight." At 171 pounds I reach the halfway mark of my weight loss ticker. So you see, I have to get moving and get out of town! Best wishes to everyone here in the 'ville! Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:56:08 EST Hello..new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x36647161 Hello--my name is Carol & I joined SP in August. I lost 40 lbs (went from 220 to 178 before joining SP) but am currently traveling on highway 172 in my SP convertible. I want to exit this road soon!! <em>246</em> Sun, 12 Sep 2010 19:09:48 EST Weekly Team Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x36527020 I realize some of you may not get the email that tells the TOP 5 for the week on our team as far as amount of exercise minutes put in or for earning sparkpoints. Thought it would be neat to announce it here each week so you can congratulate one another and also thought it might spur a little competition for us. Mon, 6 Sep 2010 22:14:43 EST Hope to see 170ville come and go, no offense http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x36496731 Hey I am Heather I am a mom to 2 wonderful boys who are 15 months apart.. A wife of almost 7 years, who my husband is also Navy veteran so we did 4 years of that life. I am currently 176 and can't wait to be out of the 170's.. Sun, 5 Sep 2010 11:14:08 EST Hope to see 170ville come and go, no offense http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x36496716 Hey I am Heather I am a mom to 2 wonderful boys who are 15 months apart.. A wife of almost 7 years, who my husband is also Navy veteran so we did 4 years of that life. I am currently 176 and can't wait to be out of the 170's.. Sun, 5 Sep 2010 11:13:14 EST Hoping for a quick visit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x36463568 The last time I was consistently in the 70's was back in 2000. So it's been a while. For some reason, my body simply LOVES the 80's. 184-186 was my sticking point for quite some time. Frustration at being stuck there would often have me veering off track and finding myself back in the 90's. In May of this year, I decided it was time to get back to basics, buckle down, and make some honest-to-god progress once and for all. <BR> <BR> I have a few milestones in the 70's: <BR> <BR> ~... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 12:32:42 EST September Burn those Calories off challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x36443261 For the entire month of September let's kick some calories! <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> Whoever burns the most will win the prize of a HOTTUB sparkgoodie! Wish it could be the real thing but you know I'm on a limited budget here!:) <BR> <BR> So Sept 1-30th track those calories burned and report back here. Be sure not to leave off yesterday's calories, since I'm a day late with this! Sorry! <BR> <BR> Good luck and get burnin! <em>315</em> Thu, 2 Sep 2010 13:44:23 EST New and not staying long! haha No offense :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x36355822 Hi my name is Megan. I am 19 years old. My heaviest weight has been 183. My lightest was in the 140 range. I am new here, but hopefully will be leaving the 170's SOON! Sun, 29 Aug 2010 18:48:29 EST Stuck in the Seventies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x35886075 I have been yo-yoing in the 170s for some time now... <BR> I deserve to leave this pattern of behavior. <BR> I wanna get out of this town for good. <BR> I know I can do it. <BR> I want to see 170-ville in my rear view mirror and wonder why I ever got stuck there. <BR> Lily <em>213</em> Fri, 6 Aug 2010 15:27:41 EST August Back to Basics Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x35802945 We can start counting from the 1st if you want to go back and track it. <BR> <BR> 1)Get 8 glasses of water <BR> 2)Get at least 5 FREGGIES <BR> 3)Get at LEAST 7 hrs of sleep <BR> 4)STAY in your Calorie Range <BR> 5)Get at least 30 mins of Exercise <BR> <BR> You can keep track by the day ... 1 pt. per day for each step completed for a total of 5 pts possible per day <BR> Mon, 2 Aug 2010 23:12:52 EST I took a wrong turn somewhere... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x35669585 Can someone point me back to 160-ville??? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 27 Jul 2010 15:16:27 EST Here and not happy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x35611037 I plan on visiting for no more than one month. I gained this weight back and determined to get back down. Until then...let's have fun and enjoy the ride! Sat, 24 Jul 2010 17:31:06 EST Finally made it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x35521629 I've finally made it into the 170's. I'm at 178! I haven't been at this weight in 6 years. I was in the 180's for 10 months and was beginning to think I would never make it out of there. I was persistent and kept up with eating right (most of the time) and working out. <em>244</em> Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:02:17 EST July Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x35204892 This one is pretty easy...just exercise every day and record your total minutes here. You can post daily or weekly, but we want to see progress and then post your total for the month by Aug. 1st to see who wins. (Actually we'll all win, if we get cardio in every day) Sun, 4 Jul 2010 20:30:24 EST Drove in the wrong direction... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x35069799 I got a little bit lost for about 3 months and it wasn't until I found myself passing the 180-ville town limits that I realized I'd better get turned around fast. <BR> <BR> So here I am again, and hopefully I won't be here long. But at least I can tell you all that the grass is so much greener in 160-ville, and I hope I'll be taking a lot of you with me when I get back there! Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:34:34 EST Revisiting 170's...been years since I have seen it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x34985064 Hi all!!! <BR> <BR> I have FINALLY left the 180s and now hopefully doing a quick past through the 170s....I made sure to have 2 weigh ins below 180 before joining!!! I am happy to be here but think it will be awesome to leave as well!! <BR> <BR> Hope to meet others along the way!!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:07:11 EST summering in 170-ville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x34954197 Just joined yesterday after a shocking drop to 178 after 10 days of vacation. I'm thrilled to be here but hope to be gone before autumn. Tue, 22 Jun 2010 07:52:26 EST CALORIE BURN CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x34757590 this will definitely help us get into the 160-ville <BR> <BR> Challenges will run Sunday to Saturday <BR> <BR> JUNE 13-19: Burn 1500 cal <BR> JUNE 20-26: Burn 1750 cal <BR> JUNE 27-JULY 3: Burn 2000 cal <BR> JULY 4-JULY 10: Burn 2250 cal <BR> JULY 11-17: Burn 2500 cal <BR> JULY 18-24: Burn 2750 cal <BR> JULY 25-31: Burn 3000 cal <BR> AUG 1-AUG 7: Burn 3250 cal <BR> AUG 8-14: Burn 3500 cal <BR> <BR> I propose a graduated scale challenge for calorie burn: <BR> <BR> By August 14 we should ha... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 15:15:24 EST Stuck in 170ville between routes 172 and 178 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x34711959 I fluctuate from 172-178 and can't seem to get any lower! I think I need a major diet and workout overhaul! Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:21:46 EST Leaving 170 with the No soda summer challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x34688202 Boston MA is challenging its residents to do a summer of no soda. What better way to drop some weight and make a healthier choice. I'm thinking this might be the push to get me into 160's. Who's with me? <BR> <BR> Team created <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=43334 </link> Wed, 9 Jun 2010 09:59:13 EST LEAVING 170-VILLE :) FINALLY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x34425669 Great run guys--I have been here for over a month and a half..finally leaving this place!!! I just weighed in at 169.2!!! haha-I'll probably be back after the weekened... hehe...but just for a day or 2! Thu, 27 May 2010 18:01:28 EST SO CLOSEEEEE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x34393179 .7 pounds away until I am out of 170-ville...so excited! Wed, 26 May 2010 09:39:37 EST Passing Through! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x34332239 Hello All. My name is Jenny. I am currently 175 on my way to 125. I have used SP in the past as well as other plans. Writing it all down helps! I can't wait to look around and get to know you all! Thanks in advance for the motivation! Sun, 23 May 2010 15:48:33 EST 1.9 more pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x34261794 I just have 1.9 more pounds until I'm outta here!! Thu, 20 May 2010 01:15:38 EST Working on getting the heck outa this town! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x33837915 Hello, all! I'm Jackie, a transplanted St. Louisan who now lives in Las vegas! I have been living in 170-ville for about 6 months now, and hate it--this is the heaviest I have ever been in my life! Two major contributing factors to this stay in the 170's: a herniated disc in my lower back (OUCH!), and the fact that my metabolism has ground to a halt because I quit smoking on May 4, 2009! I found SP in December of '09 and have found that I cannot live without it! The friendship, motivati... Sat, 1 May 2010 17:22:53 EST Winner of April Calories burned challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x33824070 #1 is 54ANICKEL who burned 10,375 calories <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <BR> #2 is Kaymom burning 9,959 calories <BR> #3 is Seatlesims started but didn't come back to add total. <BR> <BR> See you next challenge! Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:22:51 EST May/June challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x33809588 May & June's Challenge is going to be Biggest Loser style....With weigh ins once a week on Saturday, with a finale weigh in on Sunday June 30th. (That way I can post everything on the 31st) <BR> <BR> So Initial weigh in is Sat. May 1st. Be here! Let's get looking great for the beach! <BR> <BR> <em>47</em> <em>218</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>464</em> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:40:03 EST Joining you all here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x33576286 This morning I officially left the 180s and am joining you guys on this team by weighing in at 179.8. Just made it in! I should be here for a bit so I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you here! <BR> ~Tammy Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:01:08 EST New to 170's and hoping not for long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x33567671 Hi I'm Nikki. I'm 28 and from MA. I went to the doctors on 3/25 and weight in slightly over 180. That was the day I said no more. As of Sunday I'm down to 174.8. Hoping 160's by early May! Tue, 20 Apr 2010 09:30:59 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x33498370 Hi, my name is Angie and I just joined the 170's this a.m. I am so proud of myself.I have never been able to get here in my past attempts at weight loss, but this time is different because of sparkpeople. I just know that I will reach my goal. Have a great weekend everyone. Keep up the FAB work! <BR> <em>104</em> Sat, 17 Apr 2010 08:37:04 EST Cant Get Out of the 170s!!!! !!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x33456129 Hi All... My name is Majood... I started my hourney on 1/4/2010... I need to lose around 80lbs! I have lost 35 of those and I have been stuck at 174 for the last 3 weeks!!! Ugh its so frustrating... I have been in the 170s for about a month and a half now! I am so ready to leave... I am like DYING just to get into the 160s... I am trying SO hard.. doing everything right but I just cant leave 170 ville!!!!!!!! Thu, 15 Apr 2010 10:55:46 EST 178 and feeling great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x33274109 Hello everyone! I just jumped from 182 to 178 and am excited to join a new group and continue my journey until my body says it's time to get on the road again! <BR> <BR> Megs Wed, 7 Apr 2010 16:59:17 EST April Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x33119210 <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>54</em> C'mon April Showers, cause we're gonna be burnin up around here in 170ville! This month we'll put a twist on last month's challenge and keep track of calories burned. Play around with different types of exercise, you'd be surprised how some of them burn more calories than others! Most are listed here on Sparkpeople, but if you have trouble finding yours, here is another source for checking them <link>www.caloriesperhour.com/index_burn.p<BR>hp </lin... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 01:09:46 EST Most Fitness Minutes for March Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x33118801 Our #1 exerciser for March was: <BR> Kat130 with 3,350 minutes!!! <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>205</em> <BR> <BR> #2 was 54ANickel with 2,517 minutes!!! <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> #3 was Lisaalvord with 1,492 minutes!! <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Also participating were 4th place Kaymom,1271 mins, 5th place Blossomkitty, 1146 mins, and 6th place Seattlesims, 1105 mins....Congrats to everyone cause we're all winners since we are kickin... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 00:33:13 EST Get me OUTA HERE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x33099414 I've been in the 170s now for WAY too long....since June of last year?!?!?! But for the bout of the swine flu in November I have yet to see the 160s! It's time...and you're going to help me! Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:18:38 EST Back again, hopefully just visiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x33044587 Hi all, unfortunately I'm back here again. Kinda pissed about it but, gonna put on my big girl panties and deal and make my stay as short as possible. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 09:52:21 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x33020693 Don't take this the wrong way but I'm looking forward to leaving (aren't we all) but for the meantime I'm here, looking to make friends and find/share encouragement! Sun, 28 Mar 2010 09:48:26 EST Great to meet you all, but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x32925592 ... I'm boarding the bullet train outta here! Now, who's with me?! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I just busted through the 175 mark, and am FOCUSED. I *will* be out of 170-ville before the month's out! Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:43:48 EST Long-time resident in 170-ville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x32811608 While I only joined the team yesterday, I've been living here for quite a few years now, only briefly taking vacations in 160-ville once or twice, but never getting too far away. I'm hoping this time I can move out for good, though. <BR> <BR> I've been at about 175 lbs since I started university about 7 years ago now, but at one point i was up to 188, and down to 168, but the norm has been about 175. I expect to stick around for a month or two, but any longer than that and I'll be a little... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:05:49 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x32794509 Hi there, I'm Chantelle, I am back on Spark people after a long (way to long) hiatus. I am looking for all the help I can get! and really looking forward to leaving 170-ville (no offence) Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:27:13 EST Moving on.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x32634576 This morning the scale said 168! <BR> <BR> I am hoping that I have left 170ville for good. I am just a hair under 5'4 tall, so 170ville is not a healthy place for me, nor is 160ville. <BR> <BR> I am glad to have met you guys and hope to see you all as we move on through the lighter numbers! <BR> <BR> Best wishes! <BR> Julie Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:01:18 EST March right into spring challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x32329480 This month's challenge is going to be simple to track...Just post your workout minutes each day and the person who has the most at the end of March is the winner! <BR> <BR> Just don't forget to post, so we can see everyone's progress and feel the competitiion! <BR> <BR> Best of luck to all of you! Sun, 28 Feb 2010 23:56:40 EST Winners of the February "Love Yourself" challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x32329455 The first place goes to..... <BR> <BR> IMUSTLOSE who lost a whopping 10 lbs. and stayed in her calorie range for 24 out of 28 days! Awesome job! <BR> <BR> 2nd place goes to.... <BR> <BR> Biffles who lost 6 lbs. and stayed in range 22 out of 28 days. <BR> <BR> 3rd place goes to.... <BR> <BR> Me! Kaymom altho I didn't lose any wt. I did stay in range 20 out of 28 days. <BR> <BR> There may have been others who did better, but unfortunately they didn't come back here to post their result... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 23:54:58 EST Hoping to only stay for a little bit longer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x32178800 I've been "hovering" around 170-175 for quite some time now. It's time to move on. I want to see 169 something fierce. <BR> <BR> I started losing weight two years ago, I was 240 lbs and a very sad person. I was a member of Curves and decided to try there weight loss class to learn to eat differently. It worked and started my journey to being more healthy. I joined SparkPeople about 8 months later and realized that I could do so much more. SparkPeople helped me realize that I wanted ... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:06:03 EST FEBRUARY 2010 CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x32128721 well i was going to go for my regular walking routine when i found out one of my shoes are about to fall apart on me and i still need my shoes when i go to work so my regular walking routine wont start back up til at the most friday <em>46</em> Sun, 21 Feb 2010 15:43:08 EST THINKIN ABOUT GOING TO BIGGEST LOSER CASTIN CALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x32121035 i'm thinking about going to the casting call in mesa, az on march 6th...however, i'm not 100 ibs overweight...i'm 4'8" and weigh 178 ibs...i'm not over 100 ibs my of what i'm supposed to be...however when i do charts online it says i'm morbidly obese...what do you guys think i should do?? do you think i should go for it or do u think its just going to be a waste of my time since i'm not at the requirement of being at least 100 ibs overweight Sun, 21 Feb 2010 10:15:49 EST Looks like this is it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x32069655 It's taken me alot longer than I had hoped to get down to this point but I am here. My last formal weigh in was 170 and Tuesday I expect it to be 169 (it was today but that wasn't a formal weigh in) so I am being positive and posting my goodbye to the team. <BR> <BR> I've gone through a lot the last few months since joining the team not just because of holidays but also because of family helth issues. Which has been days at the hospital without a gym, several fast food meals, and unbelievab... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 22:45:47 EST I'm back :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x31965022 Between being sick last week and my nasty snacking habit I am back in 170ville. 171.6 this morning and not happy. This is 1.4 gain since I started 2/1. I really need to get the junk out of the house and eat better, learn better choices, portion control, and get my but working out more! Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:42:25 EST Packin the wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x31710926 It looks like I might be getting out of 170-ville a little sooner than anticipated. Okay, a LOT sooner. I thought I' wouldn't be moving to 160-ville until the end of February, but the scale this morning flashed back 169.8! WOW I hope this is the start of a trend :) I know I just got here on the 20th of January, but hope to get to know you all better when you move along with me to 160-ville! Fri, 5 Feb 2010 08:02:07 EST Hoping I'm leaving town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x31654342 Hoping I'm leaving town, not just vacationing in 160ville. This morning I am down to 169.6. I know, right on the city limits, but still not 170! Hoping never to return and to get to the other side of 160 and down to 150 soon! <BR> <em>192</em> Wed, 3 Feb 2010 09:11:06 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x31602122 Hi! My name is Audrey and I am new in town. I'll make myself comfortable here but not too comfortable. Hopefully I'll be leaving soon but in the meantime I'm looking forward to making some new friends. Mon, 1 Feb 2010 14:43:29 EST Hopefully a quick stop in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x31596276 I weight in at 170.2... most I've ever been. so hoping to make this a VERY SHORT stay in 170ville! Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:59:36 EST Feb. 2010 Love Yourself Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x31584132 This month's challenge will focus showing ourselves love by taking good care of our bodies. <BR> <BR> Feed it Right! <em>140</em> <BR> Move it daily! <em>312</em> <BR> Give it H2O! <em>194</em> <BR> Give it Rest! <em>102</em> <BR> Don't criticize it! <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> These are all important steps to losing those lbs. <BR> <BR> Our competition once again will be in lbs. lost and we will also see who can stay in their calorie range for the most days. <BR> <BR> Please try to... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 00:55:08 EST Results of Jan. Challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x31579129 Here are the results of our Jan. Challenge... <BR> <BR> We started out with 10 participants but only 4 actually kept tracking (here on sp) throughout the month. If some of you tracked at home but didn't post, you need to do so in future challenges, cause we all like to see your progress. It helps to have competition too! <BR> <BR> So the participant with the most wt. loss this month won by a mile! <BR> <BR> Congratulations to ANTLIA who lost 7 lbs.!! Woo hoo! <em>243</em> <BR> 2nd plac... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:21:50 EST Revisiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x31529128 Hey everyone! I'm presently weighing in at 180.2, but I know that within the next couple of days I will be officially in 170-ville. I would love to find a few buddies that are in the same weight range and have similar goals. I aim to be out of the 170s by March. I'm looking forward to knowing all of you!! Fri, 29 Jan 2010 21:40:10 EST Peddal to the Metal ... I'm here but not for long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x31333840 ... I got here a couple of days ago (179) and today weighed in at 177 ... so ... I'm hoping inside of 2 to 3 weeks to be heading for 160ville on my way to 140ville. Anyone else going there? Maybe we can share GPS systems! <BR> <BR> Hoping this town has lots of 're-fueling' spots ... and I hope to help a few of you top up your motivation tanks. <BR> <BR> Kay ... that's all the corn I have for a Friday night! <BR> <BR> Cheers!! <BR> Briteeyes Sat, 23 Jan 2010 00:03:52 EST Looking for short term accommodation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x31321949 Non-smoker, one cat, working. Seeking short term accommodation in 170-ville with flexible contract. May have to leave with little notice. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:49:14 EST New Bee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x31309839 Hi everybody! <BR> <BR> You're welcome to visit my Sparkpage to find out more about me. I don't plan on staying in 170 ville very long, even though I just arrived here on Tuesday. I joined Herbal Magic on Monday and have already lost nearly 4 lbs. At this rate, I hope to be moving into 160-ville by the end of February. <BR> <BR> PS I've shared my nutrition and fitness trackers for you all to spy on me <em>334</em> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:53:34 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x31297858 Hey there! I'm new to this team but I am definitely not new to the 170's! I have been hovering around this number for the last year and I am so ready to leave it behind forever! My body is so much healthier and happier in the 130-140 range and that is my goal over the next six months or so. <BR> <BR> Like so many others, I started this journey to health and weight loss just after the New Year. I was at my highest weight ever. I have lost 8+ pounds so far and was thrilled when the scale read... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 18:19:57 EST New to SP and want to succeed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x31264068 Hello there, my name is Julie and I just joined SparkPeople this week. I am a mom of 3 and I have struggled with weight up and down all my life. I would ultimately like to weigh about 140 pounds, it was the weight in which I felt the best. I am 5'4, and have been in the 170's for the most part ever since my youngest child was born (he is 3 now.) I was 176 last Friday, and my first mini-goal is to be in the 160's by springtime! Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:06:47 EST Can hardly believe it, but ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x31197448 I'm leaving today! I want to pinch myself and make sure it's real. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your support. Mon, 18 Jan 2010 14:17:22 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x31084433 Hi all! <BR> I am so happy to be here. It took me so very long to get out of the 180s, so I am estatic to be at this point in my journey. In the last 2 years I have lost over 50 pounds, 40 pounds with SP. I feel like a new person and feel like I'm on the downslope of my journey in reaching my goal. At 5'7" I feel good at this weight. I know longer feel huge, but I know that this is not where I want to stay. <BR> It will be a pleasure hearing from you and seeing each of you (and me) move out ... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:13:14 EST What time of the day do you usually... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x31062638 do your cardio workout? <BR> <BR> For me it's sometime between 10 am - 1 pm when I finally get to it. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:17:57 EST Just joining! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x31052762 Almost past you up in the search---I was looking for the interstate sign with 170 on it; glad I looked again! <BR> <BR> So I've been in the 170s for some time now and I want OUT! <BR> <BR> Glad to have others leaving this road behind with me. <BR> <BR> LET'S GO!!! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:28:30 EST I'm finally leaving!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x30720313 It took a long time, but I am finally out of here and I do not plan on ever coming back <em>244</em> Sun, 3 Jan 2010 14:34:16 EST Workout tips... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x30660508 Anyone have any tips on something that has really been shedding the lbs. for them? Or maybe some tip to help make Exercise something to look forward too? Post your favorites here Fri, 1 Jan 2010 15:33:28 EST Internet Scavenger Hunt Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x30660422 This internet hunt will be random: <BR> <BR> Just pick something you'd like to have someone look up...maybe your favorite website or lyrics to a song or a photo of something or a motivational site. Anything goes here, let's have some fun and earn sparkpoints for posting at the same time! Fri, 1 Jan 2010 15:29:53 EST January Challenge...our first challenge of 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x30623763 Well here it is, a new Year! Time for a fresh start! <BR> Our first Challenge of the year..I want us to all remember the basics.... <BR> 1) Exercise <BR> 2) Stay in calorie range <BR> 3) Drink your water! <BR> 4) Measure your foods & get veggies, fiber, protein, etc. <BR> 5) Get plenty of sleep <BR> <BR> The challenge will be to see who loses the most but also who keeps up their basic 5 all month too! So come here and post your results. I will put up a template for you to copy and past... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 02:23:20 EST In denial... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x30547781 I reached the highest weight I've seen on the scale (~178.5) a few weeks ago when I randomly decided to weigh myself. For the past six months or so I haven't really thought about my weight. I had other things to focus on. But I was just short-changing myself. I am currently at ~175 (actually, I haven't weighed myself since before Christmas...) and just want to get down to a comfortable 158 and get fit again. I've slowly watched that pouch below my belly button develop and I've watched as ... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 03:37:09 EST Just arrived http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x30402905 Hello there. I have just arrived this morning at 179. I don't know how long I will be here. I'm trying to get pregnant with our second child, and if I do, I could be here for the entire first trimester. We'll see! <BR> <BR> On Monday we are leaving for a rare two-week vacation in a nice sunny place with access to a fitness center and lots of places to walk. So I'm hoping to get closer to the edge of town during that time. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet all of you. Fri, 18 Dec 2009 12:47:16 EST Crunch Time Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x30279614 Three weeks until the new year! <BR> <BR> Challenge: Lose 5 pounds by January 1. <BR> <BR> That's about 1.6 pounds per week and will help us stay on track during the holiday season. <BR> <BR> Anyone with me? Fri, 11 Dec 2009 14:48:14 EST New to town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x30213693 Hopefully, just passing through. <BR> <BR> 179.0 this morning. Tue, 8 Dec 2009 11:25:05 EST I hope this to be a short trip but I'm here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x30163272 Hi, I'm Juli and I am currently at 178. It seems amazing to write that since just four and a half months ago I was 221 pounds, which on my 5'2" frame it was way to much (178 is still too much). <BR> <BR> I am working on a balanced diet (meaning enjoying what I want within moderation) and consistent exercise. I starded with my diet (working on it still with new holiday challenges) and have added the gym in fairly recently. I am going on winter break next week which has problems of being home... Sat, 5 Dec 2009 22:14:15 EST Christmas Internet Scavenger Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x30046225 Find a photo of an Angel Mon, 30 Nov 2009 16:25:04 EST Holiday Maintenance Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x30010964 I think from now til New Year's we will just concentrate on Maintaining the weight we are now without gaining.. would be easier than trying a challenge thru the busy holidays! We all will want to sample a treat or 2 just don't overdo and be sure to keep up your cardio and we should be able to make it thru without gaining! <BR> <BR> Use this thread to come and get encouragement or leave some encouragement. If we meet up here and help each other out it will really help! <BR> <BR> So I'm... Sat, 28 Nov 2009 21:43:27 EST Just Arrived! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x29940054 Just weighed in this morning at 179.8. Just barely in the 170's, but it counts! Looking to get down a couple of pounds in the next two weeks. It would be great to get out of here by the new year, but I think 5lbs. is a more realistic goal :) <BR> So good to finally be here! <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Nov 2009 10:19:14 EST Goodbye team!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x29795215 It's been nice knowing you, but I must part ways and join the 160's. My weigh-in this morning was 167.0!!! Tue, 17 Nov 2009 08:36:45 EST Only staying for 2 weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x29740603 Hi everyone - <BR> I am so excited to be here and leaving 170-ville. I always loved all the cities I ever travelled to, and this destination will be the one that I'd be happy to leave. <BR> <BR> I am currently 174lbs and I will get down to 170 in two weeks. My goal is to get down to 155-150 and I am working so hard on it. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know some folks on here. Good luck! Sat, 14 Nov 2009 16:40:00 EST Hopefully on my way out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x29694867 Hi all! I was in the need for some new SparkTeams and "Leaving (fill-in-the-blank) ville was suggested to me! I'm glad to be here, but hopefully won't be seeing this team very much longer, if you know what I mean :) I'm on the verge, at 170 pounds...so we'll see next Tuesday if I can graduate to the 160s! Thu, 12 Nov 2009 10:08:36 EST Thanksgiving Internet Scavenger Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x29618334 Come on everyone...join in...it's fun and will get you in the Thanksgiving spirit! <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>428</em> <em>427</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> First find a yummy APPLE pie! Mon, 9 Nov 2009 01:45:50 EST Here, at last! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x29577008 I'm beyond excited to be joining this team! I haven't seen the 170s in over 5 yrs! I'm hoping this team will be a great blessing. I look forward to meeting new people in my same situation. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Shelby Fri, 6 Nov 2009 20:22:56 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x29557550 Hi everyone. My name is Alicia. Stopping by to hang out for a few weeks! I am at 174.6 right now. I weigh in on Sundays so we will see how close I am to getting out of here in a few days! I haven't been under 170 probably since before I had my daughters (who are 4 1/2 and 22 months) so you can imagine how excited I am to see 1-6-9 on the scale!! Thu, 5 Nov 2009 22:34:06 EST Hi, I'm a Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x29519493 Hello everyone! <BR> I am new to Leaving 170-ville. My weight actually has been fluctuating between the 177 to 179 mark. I really need break through this to see the rest of the weight come off. I am married and have 2 children. I gained weight with both of my pregnancies that I just wasn't able to shake off. I have decided that "Enough is Enough"!! I am going to lose it ALL for good! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <BR> Amanda Wed, 4 Nov 2009 10:58:07 EST back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x29064553 Hi fellow 170ers! <BR> From May 2007 to May 2008 I was dedicated to spark people, and lost 50 lbs. Once I met my goal I lost my spark and have gained it all back! I need to update my ticker, but I'm somewhere in the upper 170s. I'm hoping to find some great accountability partners so we can get out of here! Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:04:04 EST Hopefully just Passing through the 170s http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x28895516 Hi My name is Deby... <BR> <BR> I have been stuck in the 170s for over 3 months... <BR> I am soooooo close to my 50 lbs. lost mark <BR> (I started at 215) I would love to reach at least 165 soon... <BR> <BR> Not sure what my final destination will be... I am thinking around 150 (size 7/8 .... and size 5/6 is my Definite Stop) <BR> <BR> I have never exercised like I have now... and My body is shrinking but the lbs are staying nearly the same... <BR> <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone all the bes... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 12:08:22 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x28889347 Hi! <BR> <BR> I just got into the 170s recently (from a high of 190). I'm hoping not to be here too long but the reality is I think the 170s are going to be tough for me. I weighed between 170-175 for a long time. It's almost like a comfort zone for me. Hopefully seeing everyone else get through the 170s will help motivate me to get through them too. <BR> <BR> Michelle Tue, 6 Oct 2009 08:04:13 EST Halloween Scavenger Hunt on the Web http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x28805390 I remember playing this game in another team a while back and thought it was a lot of fun. Thought we'd try it here, will at least give you a chance to earn more sparkpoints from posting!:) <BR> <BR> It's like a scavenger hunt, but you do it searching the internet. I'll do the first one to give you an idea. I will ask for a halloween item that starts with an "A" and the next poster should find it and then post something with a "B" for the next one to find. Be sure to post the link for ... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 08:52:40 EST Mini Challenge of the week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x28805101 This is something new I thought we could try...We'll have a mini challenge each week in addition to our ongoing Main Challenge. Just a little something to try to get our scales moving faster. <BR> <BR> Check in here each week for the newest tip to try. Fri, 2 Oct 2009 08:39:48 EST Get "UNSTUFFED" before the Holidays Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x28773807 Time for a new challenge team! <BR> <BR> This one will run until Nov. 25th (the day before Thanksgiving) which will be approximately 8 weeks. Make it personal for yourself, to lose lbs. inches, just work out more, eat better, whateve you choose. Just list your challenge for yourself here and then on the 25th we will all post our results to see who wins a cool sparkgoodie!:) <BR> If you would like, I think it would be nice to team up with a buddy here to keep you accountable. If you do, po... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 22:18:41 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x28711835 Well, technically I never left, just went MIA for the summer. And a busy summer it was, bought a house, went on a couple vacations, didn't work a program of any kind, so no surprise, the numbers are pretty much where they were in May. <BR> <BR> But I am renewed and invigorated and ready to whip myself back into shape so hope to be saying farewell sometime soon. Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:01:57 EST Taking up temporary residence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x28699062 While I'm not new to SP, I am new to this group. After losing my "spark" a little over a year ago, I am back and ready to make this happen for the long haul, planning for just a short stay here and hoping to leave very soon, but glad to be part of your community! Sun, 27 Sep 2009 22:23:09 EST Hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x28634472 I found the team a little late....I am currently 174 lbs. I hope to be gone soon (no offense...LOL) I am always looking for motivation! Thu, 24 Sep 2009 16:03:44 EST Moving to town a little early... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x28632051 I weighed in this morning at 180.6, but I figure it's close enough to 170-ville, so here I am. It looks like you've got a great team here, and I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you. <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Sep 2009 14:08:37 EST Happy To Be Stuck With You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x28587639 Hi! I'm feeling rather stuck in 170-ville...been here since May?? Was almost out in July......ah,well..... Thought I'd finally get to know my neighbors...... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:43:27 EST So long and thanks for all the support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x28240845 I am finally out of 170ville. Thank you all for your support. I'll be heading out now, but fee free to keep in touch. You all have been so supportive and I hope to see you in 160ville(if your plans take you there). <BR> <BR> Bye...for now. Mon, 7 Sep 2009 16:28:07 EST Time to go!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x28057827 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am packing up and ready to move. I am under 170 lbs. As much as I loved being here, I'm extremely happy to leave. Thank you all so much for the encouragement. <em>213</em> Sun, 30 Aug 2009 15:18:59 EST Moving out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x27994201 Hey guys!! I'm finally moving out of 170-ville. I'm packing my bags and hitting the road! :) I weighed under 170 today and I'm totally expecting to keep the numbers going down so hopefully next week I can completely confirm it and be outta here for good!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for being such a great group! Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:03:48 EST Starting over and new to the team :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x27604175 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Tammy (but you can call me Tam). I've been with SP for 2 years and actually joined the same week as Sharon (Kaymom). I had lost 35 pounds, but lost my way and gained 19 back... I just reset all of my goals this morning, and thankfully, Sharon found me on messenger. I told her I was back up to 172, and she told me about this team. So, here I am, ready to leave 170-ville (the weight, not the team...LOL). I could really use some support, and am looking forward ... Mon, 10 Aug 2009 11:40:46 EST Yeh!!! I'm in 170-ville!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x27565534 Hello, <BR> <BR> I was here before but let myself go and ended up back in 200-ville. But that's in the past. I'm so happy to be here. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I'm working hard so my stay will not be a long one. <em>30</em> <em>252</em> Sat, 8 Aug 2009 13:32:08 EST I Moved On Out, But I'm Back Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x27537256 I came and left here a few months ago and I was thinking that I was just going to be passing throught, but I just had to come back for all of you awesome people! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I got to 164 pounds, but once my sister's wedding got here, things went a little down hill. <BR> <BR> I'm planning on not staying long, but it might take a little bit longer just because I have to get back into the swing of things. <BR> <BR> Let's have some fun and let's get cracking! <BR> <BR> <em>104... Fri, 7 Aug 2009 02:44:15 EST Map of 170ville http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x27408538 <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> Please do not reply to this thread!!! <BR> <BR> We have new members coming into 170ville all the time and this post needs to stay at the top so that anyone arriving will know how to get around town. <BR> <BR> 1. <em>235</em> to LEAVING 170ville! We're glad you made it here, but you if this is not your final destination, then you need to keep moving so that one day you will reach where you want to be. ... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 20:23:45 EST Motivation Hall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x27408283 <em>250</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>30</em> <em>104</em> <em>223</em> <em>252</em> <em>205</em> <em>208</em> <BR> Have any motivational quotes that would help someone out? Need to find some motivation or feel like leaving some here? This is the place for anything and everything that is motivating! Sat, 1 Aug 2009 20:06:46 EST Leaving Town Resort Daily Check in and Chat Lounge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x27408222 <em>30</em> <em>213</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>244</em> <em>235</em> <em>220</em> <em>41</em> <BR> Come by the Chat lounge daily to talk about anything and everything so we can get to know our team mates better. It is very motivating to have team comraderie! Sat, 1 Aug 2009 20:03:30 EST ROCKIN' BOD's gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=994x7550x27408149 <em>415</em> <em>138</em> <em>85</em> <em>231</em> <em>57</em> <em>216</em> <em>135</em> <em>23</em> <em>237</em> <em>68</em> <em>84</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> Come by the new gym daily (or at least several times a week) and you will be in 160ville before you know it! <BR> You can post your daily workouts here and if you'd like to challenge your teammates, feel free to throw one in here for us! We're all in this together, so we need to spur one another on! Sat, 1 Aug 2009 19:56:28 EST Butter Melting Cafe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=994x7550x27408043 <em>274</em> <em>267</em> <em>491</em> <em>277</em> <em>69</em> <em>291</em> <em>22</em> <em>492</em> <em>140</em> <em>301</em> <em>490</em> <em>474</em> <em>470</em> <em>274</em> <BR> We have a new cafe in town, so stop by often...we can track our calorie ranges here, share lowfat recipes and healthy eating tips here. Please stop in and visit together here often okay? Sat, 1 Aug 2009 19:48:47 EST Let the pounds FALL before Autumn!!! Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x27407717 Autumn will make it's appearance on September 22nd this year, so let's see how many pounds we can get to "FALL" off of us by then:) We'll run this challenge from Aug. 1 thru Sept. 30th. That's almost 9 wks. It would be possible to lose about 17 lbs. by then! That's if you shed 2 lbs. a wk. If you don't want to push that hard, at least try for 1 a wk. for a loss of 9 lbs. What do you say 170villers? 9 lbs. would put most of us in the next town! Let's work together! <em>465</em> <em>465... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 19:24:24 EST Lose 10 lbs in 30 days challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x27306981 I just started a new challenge to lose 10 lbs in 30 days. It gives you daily challenges and I know it works because I have done it before by myself. The last time I did this I lost 14 lbs.!! So feel free to join my team and do as I do. You can read more about it in my general discussion forum. I listed all the details of how it works. <BR> <BR> <BR> We will really glad to have you! <BR> <BR> Go to Member Created Challenges, then Specific Time Period Challenges, then sort it by the newest a... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:00:06 EST Hi, lovely 170-ers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x27303691 New here, but all too "old" in the 170-ish category. I hope my stay here will be fairly short... let's rock that weight off!!! Tue, 28 Jul 2009 08:53:25 EST On my way out?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x27199220 Hi - Jennifer here. Just found this team - had no idea it existed. I'm currently teetering at 170, but have been bobbing between 172 & 175 for a couple of YEARS now - sigh. Time to get OUT of here!! Thu, 23 Jul 2009 11:58:13 EST Hope my visit is short.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x27132686 I am joining this team for motivation. I started out '09 at 180.4 so I've been in the 170's ALL year! I finally saw 170.6 a week ago and thought I was leaving but today water retention has detoured me to 173....ugh! I'm ready to be done with the 170's and get to the 160's. We want to get pregnant in the next few months so I have to maximize my time to lose before then! Mon, 20 Jul 2009 17:49:35 EST Took me a long time to get here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x27130796 ...but I hope I am not here for long. I have 2 months to lose 10lbs but if I do it sooner I am GOOD. I have lost 30lbs so far on my newest comeback, but about 60lbs altogether...Looking forward to getting another jump start with my motivation as this is the time where I start to lose it...Hope to get to know you all!! Mon, 20 Jul 2009 16:19:08 EST I'm Baaaack! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x27014580 I'm back, unfortunately. I was down to 167 just a month or so ago, and then I pretty much gave up everything I was doing. Now I've gained back 9lbs! Gotta get back on track! Hoping to only be visiting you guys for a couple of weeks...wanna be back into 160s by Aug.1st. Wish me luck! And the best to all of you! Wed, 15 Jul 2009 11:32:22 EST JUST PASSING THROUGH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x26984482 Hello. My last weight-in was Saturday at 176/175. I supposed to weight myself this morning, will have to wait until tomorrow morning. I intend to be here no later than August 8th (the end of my 4 week workout plan)!! I"M EXCITED ABOUT THIS!! Tue, 14 Jul 2009 07:38:55 EST Question of the Day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x26776155 I thought it would be fun to have a QOTD thread like so many other teams do. I may not come up with one EVERY SINGLE day, but I will try. If you come on here & it's on up in the morning and one isn't posted, feel free to post your own question that day. Sun, 5 Jul 2009 00:48:41 EST Weekly Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x26776126 July 5 thru July 11 challenge <BR> <BR> <BR> Be sure you get at least 8 cups of water a day.!! <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>274</em> Sun, 5 Jul 2009 00:45:48 EST Hello! I sure am glad to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x26632990 I've been hovering around the 180 mark for way too long, and as of this morning's "official" weigh in I'm now a proud member of this team. Yeah!! <BR> <BR> I really struggle with every pound I lose. It usually takes me longer than a lot of people I know, but I don't care. It's coming off, and I sincerely hope I never see it again!! <BR> <BR> Anyway, my name is Molly, I live in northwest Louisiana... I've been married for 3 years to a wonderful man from England and am the proud "mama" ... Sun, 28 Jun 2009 16:12:15 EST Joined 170-ville early June,-out by August? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x26595579 Hi! I'm Jen. I started back in November weighing 198. I haven't been in the high 170's since about two years ago and it didn't last long. Before that, it was sometime in high school when I didn't really pay attention to my weight. <BR> <BR> I am currently at 176 until this week, have been losing about 1 pound per week. I am about to kick it back up a notch in order to try my hardest to be out of the 170's by mid-August (at the latest). Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:52:17 EST adios chicas!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x26536777 you were supportive while I was here,but alas I have finnally-barely made it out of town. No offense but I hope not to see you again until you join me in 160ville. good luck and wish me luck!eekk!!! <em>247</em> <em>213</em> Tue, 23 Jun 2009 23:53:59 EST Tired of the 170's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x26438331 I've been in the 170's for more than 3 years. Couple of times i got into the 160's but when back. I'm tired all the time and my two year is getting to active. Fri, 19 Jun 2009 15:06:07 EST I'm gone! (Now to make sure it's for good...) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x26410180 Soo...before this morning I probably hadn't stepped on a scale for about a month. Intentionally, of course, since my diet has been atrocious and my fitness nonexistent. I've probably been eating one to two fatty and/or carb-laden meals a day, spending most of it starving and searching for something edible, never mind healthy. Eggs, hot wings, and ramen noodles have been staples; I feel like I'm in college all over again. <BR> <BR> HOWever, for some inane reason, I decided "what the hay...I'm... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:56:50 EST Wish me luck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x26220351 Wish me luck, as you wave me goodbye. <BR> Cheerio, here I go,on my way. <BR> (Old WW2 song) <BR> <BR> I've enjoyed my stay here but it's time to move on. Looking forward to seeing you all again down the road. <BR> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:17:26 EST finally breaking free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x26076011 I have been in the 170's for a little over a year. I'm currently 172.5 pounds and I'm never been this close to the 160's. I'm still fighting and will be 169 pounds by July. <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone. Thu, 4 Jun 2009 19:10:06 EST June Weekly Challenges... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x25957959 Okay team it's now swimsuit season like it or not! <em>40</em> <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> Let's give it our all this month so we look toned out on the beach or at the pool! <BR> <BR> This week's challenge: <BR> <BR> Ab work at least 3 days <BR> Strength training at least 3 days <BR> At least 30 mins of cardio each day <BR> Sun, 31 May 2009 20:26:14 EST 170's story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x25950101 I've been a member of the 170's team for a long while both dropping out and then returning often. Last year, I made it into the 170's only to slip back only I didn't change my team. I felt guilty, as if there are 170's cops were going to sneak to view my scale when I was on it. It was more of disappointment in myself that I couldn't grasp the 170's mentality and hang on to it. Now, I've been weighing myself for over a month and with my highs and lows of my weight fluxuating, it doesn't hi... Sun, 31 May 2009 14:08:56 EST Rejoining http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x25860861 Well I'm back to this web site. I need something to motivate me. Gained almost 8 pounds this year so hope by being active in one team it will help me out. I'm at 172.25 so hope not to be on this team to long. Together we can get to our goal. I belong to TOPS but haven't been doing what I know I need to to lose so a new beginning for me. Wed, 27 May 2009 18:41:31 EST I can't believe I finally made it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x25824232 I have not seen the 170's in 5 years! WOOHOO Can't wait to meet you guys!!! <BR> <BR> Ann Tue, 26 May 2009 13:17:22 EST It's been a long time coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x25770963 I thought I'd never get out of the 180s. I was there for months, maybe even close to a year. In the past few months I've ramped up the exercise and I'm eating way better, so now I'm finally starting to creep down on the scale. <BR> <BR> Needless to say I'm very excited to be here. Hopefully this stay won't be as long as the one in the 180s, lol. Sun, 24 May 2009 06:54:13 EST See you in 160 ville !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x25597806 Being a part of this group really pushed me to continue with my weight loss goals and pick myself right up when I lapsed. I'm going to continue the sit-ups and pushups challenge and stay out of here!!!! Sun, 17 May 2009 09:10:28 EST ABC's to your dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x25542350 I got this from someone on another team, thought you guys might like it! <BR> <BR> To achieve your dreams remember your ABC's <BR> <BR> (A) Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits <BR> (B) belive in yourself <BR> (C) Consider things from every angle. <BR> (D) Don't give up and don't give in. <BR> (E) Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. <BR> (F) Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches. <BR> (G) Give more ... Thu, 14 May 2009 17:48:56 EST 179.8!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x25453718 I am just barely in 170-ville, but I am HERE and will NEVER go back to 180-ville. That place was a DUMP! <BR> <em>246</em> Mon, 11 May 2009 16:16:40 EST Finally here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x25379024 I am so happy to be here finally! It took me 3 weeks to break my plateau and get below 180, but I did it! I figure I will be here for a while cuz I am getting close to my goal weight and I know the closer you get the longer it takes. I'm actually doing this though! Fri, 8 May 2009 10:53:16 EST A (possible) May challenge worth trying! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x25104236 I just heard from a friend of mine about a couple challenges I'm super excited about incorporating into my routine. One Hundred Pushups and Two Hundred Situps are each designed to last six weeks and incrementally build on one's fitness level, culminating in the completion of 100 consecutive pushups and 200 consecutive situps, respectively, at the end of the programs. As a Couch to 5K veteran (and soon to be graduate...!) I'm a firm believer in what can be achieved in a short span of time with... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 16:49:02 EST Hope I am not here to stay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x24968001 I have been hovering at 179 for a couple of months. That is my highest non-pregnant weight. I hope to reverse my trend of going up and head out of this team (hopefully with all of you). Thu, 23 Apr 2009 13:26:47 EST Maybe I should stay just in case... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x24961000 I've started my clean cutting diet on Monday and it moved me out of the 170s, but I think I should stay here just in case I return to 170. I have gone back and forth over the past couple of months and I'm not sure why. <BR> <BR> I am down to 167.6 today...maybe I'm getting too emotional about this, but I don't think I have the courage to leave here. <BR> <BR> Weird drama right? LOL! <BR> <BR> Help! Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:50:28 EST Now's My Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x24841762 Yay! I'm in the 160s! 166 to be exact. I had a great week and it's also that TOM but the scale says the 160s and I'm running with it! Running all the way to 160ville! See ya! <em>213</em> Sun, 19 Apr 2009 12:59:53 EST See YOU!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x24535414 Finally in the 160's... even though it's 169... I'm off for now. It's been fun. Wed, 8 Apr 2009 00:42:13 EST I'm here for a (hopefully) short visit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x24525620 Hi everyone!! I'm new to the team and I'm hoping that it will kick my butt into gear so that I can get below 170 and never see it again!!! My scale has been stuck at this number for too long.... Sure, it'll go up a pound or two, but then it goes right back to 176.8 and doesn't go lower!!!! Any tips would be appreciated! Or maybe motivation is what I need.. <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> Anyways.. It's great to be here! But I hope that I don't stay for too long!! ...nothing personal... <B... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 18:26:59 EST Hoping to be leaving next week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x24484416 I started this journey at 173 lbs. I lost 2.6 lbs so hopefully I will be going back to 160-ville next week. I'm already packing my bags, wish me luck! Mon, 6 Apr 2009 13:57:30 EST Hellooooo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x24480334 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I weighed in at 179 lbs yesterday morning and the first thing I thought of was this group. I made it here two years ago but backslided into the 180's. I kept a diary of that time ( alot of emotional eating) and will make sure not to make the same mistakes. Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:02:16 EST April Weekly Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x24437186 I'm doing things different this week. Next person to check here can post the challenge for 4-5 thru 4-11. Sat, 4 Apr 2009 22:11:10 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x24343092 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I finally made it here by the skin of my teeth - 179lb this AM. I'm aiming for about a three month stay. Wed, 1 Apr 2009 17:46:12 EST Hi everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x24198303 I am new to this community.I have been stuck up at 171-5 lbs for so long that i don't think anything is going to help.I excercise and have diet control but still seem to be stuck up. I hope joing this community will help me move downwards in some way.Maybe some magic Sat, 28 Mar 2009 00:44:46 EST New To The Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x23815681 Good Morning Everyone!!! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jocelyn and I live in Northern California. I'm happy that I've FINALLY made it to 170ville. Hopefully, I can get out of here by mid-April at the LATEST!!! <BR> <BR> Good luck on your journey! Sun, 15 Mar 2009 13:37:33 EST Green food challenge - 3/9 thru 3/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x23627695 I was thinking that with spring coming and St. Patrick's day this month, green is a much anticipated color. <BR> <BR> So, this week, let's see how many servings of green food you can manage each day. Of course, I am interested in hearing mostly about veggies and fruit, less about jello. <em>246</em> Mon, 9 Mar 2009 11:00:22 EST Weekly challenges for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x23589063 Hey Owl, looks like you did best last round, how about posting us a new challenge for 3-8 thru 3-14? Sun, 8 Mar 2009 00:22:29 EST I'm a returnee :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x23582818 Hi all, When I first joined SP a few years ago I weighed 184. I got down to 150 and maintained 155 for quite some time. Now I weigh in at 171...and not feeling very good about it right now. I would love to be encouraged to get up and go once again. Yesterday my husband and I played two hours of disc golf which got us outside and moving around. It wasn't a cardio workout but non-the-less a recreational activity that got me off my rear. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and daily get ... Sat, 7 Mar 2009 19:37:48 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x23573971 I am new to this team. I keep bouncing around in the low 170's and would love to say goodbye!!! So hoping that joining this team will push me over the edge into the 160's. Sat, 7 Mar 2009 12:37:53 EST Just Visiting - I hope! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x23504576 So, joining this SparkTeam was a bit premature, but I know I'll be there next week! I've been losing for the past 3 months or so, have lost 23 lbs, and want to keep dropping! <BR> <BR> Hope my stay is short! Any advice to keep up the loss? Thu, 5 Mar 2009 08:33:01 EST Spring!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x23475832 Will this weather never quit!!! I live in the NorthEast and it was -4degrees this morning! I want to get out and walk and ride my bike.....Grrrrrrr!!! Wed, 4 Mar 2009 11:28:53 EST Hola! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x23450912 I just recently entered the 170's and hope to be out of here in about a month or so. Although my current weight is in the lower 170's I just got through a big sickness so that number may go up initially. <BR> <BR> Nice to be here but I hope my stay is short!!!! <BR> <BR> :) Tue, 3 Mar 2009 17:05:18 EST Back to Normal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x23363149 My kitchen is able to be used for cooking again and I am ready to get seriously back on track after two weeks of restaurants. Fortunately it didn't really do much damage and though my weight fluctuated, it never really soared......Hoping to see real results the end of this week. Sun, 1 Mar 2009 10:55:50 EST BEEN PLAYING IN THE 70s WAY TOO LONG! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x23115994 Hi, I'd like to introduce myself.......I am very new to SparkPeople and am enjoying this site very much. I have been slightly higher than the 70s in recent times but seem to always end up in the 70s and kinda levitate there. My goal is to get back to the 40s, which I haven't seen since a stint in the Army whipped me into shape. Basic training is a great thing, although seemed like torture at the time......Hope to meet you all and then get to move on with the rest of you to the 60s. Brend... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 11:29:47 EST Wanting to say goodbye... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x23041085 to the 170's that is! <BR> <BR> I'm a 28-yr-old who has been in the 170's for 3 years now. I'm so ready to get out of here and meet my ultimate goal of 125! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all and moving on to the 160's together! Wed, 18 Feb 2009 21:09:17 EST Hi, just checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x22849612 back to sparkpeople after some tough times. Hope to get out of here in March. Thu, 12 Feb 2009 14:43:58 EST Enjoy the trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x22699313 I started Spark People this week at 174 and now I'm at 173. So far, so good! Sun, 8 Feb 2009 09:55:36 EST Just passing through... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x22697936 Hi everyone! I just joined the team - though please don't take it personally - I don't plan on staying long. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I'm Cindy and a Spark newbie. I'm just now finding the message boards. And so happy to find that there are weight groups like this one. I did Nutrisystem several years ago - and it was boards like this one that kept me going! <BR> <BR> Have a great (and healthy) day Sun, 8 Feb 2009 09:11:23 EST Well, it took me a year to get here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x22696266 ...Hopefully I won't hang around for that long. <BR> <BR> I have been gaining and losing the same darn 12 pounds for the longest time. But the scale finally hit 179.5! And then immediately bounced back up for a couple of days but it has come back down again so I figured it was time to join the team. <BR> <BR> THIS is the year that I am determined to go all the way to goal! Or at least, close to goal. Sun, 8 Feb 2009 08:04:24 EST Weekly challeng es..Feb. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x22674505 Any volunteers to post the next weekly challenge? Sat, 7 Feb 2009 10:54:17 EST Hi, I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x22649038 Hi, just checking in. A year ago (Jan) I weighed 178 pounds and said, that's it, I won't get any closer to 200. I started on sparkpeople and lost 26 pounds, then stopped due to stress and worrying about my mom. Since then, I've pretty much gained back all of it (except 5 pounds) and will not go through that again. Fri, 6 Feb 2009 12:26:45 EST New to town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x22607686 Hi everyone! I'm new to this town. I've weighed in between 177 - 179 for a couple of weeks now and have decided it's official! My name is RoAnne, I'm married with an 8 year old daughter. My goal is to reach 155. (I'm 5'8") I'm doing weight watchers and my biggest challenge is tracking my food everyday, and staying within my alloted points. (I admit, I am a compulsive overeater!) I've been doing fairly well with exercise, getting around 220 minutes a week (cardio and strength training c... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 08:36:43 EST Weekly weigh in station... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=994x7550x22503200 2-7-09 166 <BR> 2-14-09 <BR> 2-21-09 <BR> 2-28-09 <BR> <BR> Goal for Feb. 156 Mon, 2 Feb 2009 09:33:41 EST Hi everyone, I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x22450296 I am new to this team...and honestly, I hope I am not visiting with you all very long. I am at 171, but I have been in the 170's for months. It seems like I am playing a game with myself. I had a big loss this week...4 pounds, because I am getting serious again. So, I hope for some inspiration and tips from all of you so, I can keep it going. Sat, 31 Jan 2009 14:49:42 EST It's nice to be back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x22267945 Hi all! Just made my way back to the 170's after moving upstate for a spell, lol. It's good to see them again, if only for a while... <BR> <BR> Just this morning I realized how many milestones I'd hit in such a short amount of time and, considering how discouraged I'd been feeling because I didn't think I was accomplishing anything, promptly burst into tears! Thought I'd share: <BR> <BR> - My waist measurement is no longer in the "danger zone" (i.e. 35+"). <BR> - I *FINALLY* lost my first 1... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 10:39:15 EST Just moved to town! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x22061631 Hi! <BR> New to 170-ville! I actually just moved here today! Found a great little cottage to rent over on Reaching My Goals Ave. Looks like a nice little town you all have here. I heard the shopping is good, and since my pants are getting really loose, I will have to make that a priority soon! <BR> <BR> Let's see, about me, I was on Sparkpeople once before, and lost a lot of weight. But because I wasn't doing it entirely for me, when my life got busy and complicated I did... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 07:47:05 EST Hi! New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x21782564 Hopefully I won't be here too long, as I'm 172.0 at the moment (evening reading). I maxed out at about 180 and I'm trying to lose pregnancy weight (bleh). Nice to meet you, and hope to be bringing a bunch of you with me to the 160's!! Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:14:51 EST Hi! New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x21782526 Hopefully I won't be here too long, as I'm 172.0 at the moment (evening reading). I maxed out at about 180 and I'm trying to lose pregnancy weight (bleh). Nice to meet you, and hope to be bringing a bunch of you with me to the 160's!! Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:13:58 EST New to the team because.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x21707486 I left 160-ville <em>46</em> Not in the way planned obviously. I was not kind to myself during the holidays. November and December are always HORRIBLE for me. Those are my busiest months work wise compounded w/the holiday stress is not good. <BR> <BR> BUT I know this and will keep it in mind this year and not let my life spin out of control again. At least that's the plan. <BR> <BR> Great to be here, but looking forward to leaving by Feb. 14th. Now that's a Valentine's Day gift! Sat, 10 Jan 2009 17:01:36 EST Hi, I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x21425035 Hello, I am new to 170 ville. I am so glad to be here for now. My goal is to stay til the middle of feb or sooner. I want to lose 1 pound a week until I am outta here. I will be checking in and weighing every week. I was on sparkspeople then I left. before I left i was in the 180 ville. I thinking I was still going to be there. Yesterday when i weighed myself I was 176.2. I am going to weigh again on sunday. that's the weight i am going to go by. Sat, 3 Jan 2009 16:07:25 EST A little New Year Motivation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x21417065 Some quotes I ran across.... <BR> <BR> 1. Take the first step in faith. you don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) <BR> <BR> 2. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. (Sir Winston Churchill) <BR> <BR> 3. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) <BR> <BR> 4. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don'... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 11:54:15 EST January weekly challenge thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x21416760 Ok, here's the challenge for the week of 1-4-09 thru 1-10-09. <BR> <BR> Stay in your calorie range!! <BR> <BR> Post your calorie range and daily #'s here and the winner for this week, makes next week's challenge. <BR> <BR> (Thanks to ASTARB1 for this great idea!) Sat, 3 Jan 2009 11:46:15 EST January Weigh in station... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=994x7550x21386752 Come by here weekly to post your progress: <BR> Jan.1 169 <BR> Jan.3 168 <BR> Jan.10 166 <BR> Jan.17 <BR> Jan.24 <BR> Jan.31 Fri, 2 Jan 2009 14:00:45 EST January plan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x21332327 How do all you 170ville residents want to start out the year as far as challenges go? <BR> <BR> I have had a thread up for Dec., but there wasn't much posting done. So wonder if anyone has any different ideas. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 21:50:07 EST Holiday Plan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x21128665 I blogged about this, but I thought I'd post the question here, too. <BR> <BR> For those of you that celebrate Christmas, do you have a plan? (I'm an obsessive planner). <BR> <BR> I've been mulling over two possibilities: tracking my food and drinks and sticking to my range, just like any other day (at the risk of feeling a little deprived) or calling one day (Christmas Day) a free day - where I can eat/drink what I want. Not an excuse to binge to the point of having an upset stomach (yep, ... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 21:31:13 EST I am Starting Fresh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x20955569 Hello Everyone!! You may or may not know me as doing*it*again, well I have changed that to the new me Chocoholic1611. My name says it all. I am a chocolate freak!!! <BR> <BR> I wanted to start fresh again. I have been on spark for almost 2 years, I have over 10,000 spark points but I think I need to start over again. New weight, new goals, new dates and I like it. <BR> <BR> I set my new goal for 150 and I should be there by my birthday, July 31st. This really helped with my calorie intake a... Mon, 15 Dec 2008 09:42:32 EST Christmas ABC's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x20646035 Name Something to do with Christmas in alphabetical order...then the next person has to find that item. I'll do both to give you an example. <BR> <BR> Angel <BR> <BR> <link>www.angel-guide.com/victorian-angel-<BR>clipart.html </link> Tue, 2 Dec 2008 19:46:16 EST December weigh in station http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=994x7550x20645988 1 <BR> 2 170 <BR> 3 170 <BR> 4 170 <BR> 5 170 <BR> 6 168 <BR> 7 168 <BR> 8 167 <BR> 9 166 <BR> 10 165 <BR> 11 165 <BR> 12 <BR> 13 <BR> 14 <BR> 15 Tue, 2 Dec 2008 19:43:33 EST December...Stay in your calorie range http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x20645945 Post your results here for December calories <BR> <BR> My goal is to stay between 1200-1550 <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 1517 <BR> 2 1478 <BR> 3 2129:( <BR> 4 1546 <BR> 5 1785:( <BR> 6 1417 <BR> 7 1488 <BR> 8 1385 <BR> 9 1467 <BR> 10 1421 <BR> 11 1704 oops! <BR> 12 <BR> 13 <BR> 14 <BR> 15 Tue, 2 Dec 2008 19:42:05 EST December...Post your workouts here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=993x7550x20645882 December ...I plan to work out 6 days a wk. <BR> <BR> 1 out of town <BR> 2 elliptical 20 mins, bike 30 mins <BR> 3 none-headache:( <BR> 4 none-headache:( <BR> 5 20mins ellip. 30 mins bike, Ab & leg work <BR> 6 bike 30 mins, ellipt. 20 mins, stab. ball arm & leg work <BR> 7 Sunday is my day off <BR> 8 ellipt. 20 mins, bike 30 mins, interval aerobics 25 mins, arms/wts <BR> 9 ellipt. 20 mins, bike 30 mins, aer 15 mins, arm/leg wk. <BR> 10 aerobics, elliptical, st. bike, ab work <BR> 11... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 19:39:55 EST Ready and Willing!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x20411268 Hi my name is Tasha, I have been on sparkpeople for over 2 months now and have lost 20 pounds. I am currently 177 and ready to also leave that behind.Rady to hit my goal weight of 140,but, know it will take time and willing to do whatever it will take time and not let my pitfalls bring me even further down. Done with this weight and will be happy to leave it behind. Sat, 22 Nov 2008 12:26:46 EST Things to be thankful for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x20346151 This thread is for posting all the many blessing we should be thankful for. Thanksgiving is only 8 days away! Wed, 19 Nov 2008 20:50:06 EST Christmas favorites thread... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x20346090 I thought I would start up a Christmas favorites thread where we can come each day and post something we love about the Holiday Season or if you want to share a favorite tradition or memory this would be the place. Wed, 19 Nov 2008 20:47:03 EST November Goals? sorry for political talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x20341651 the only one i have is to be atleast 166 but hopefully get to 165. i wish that freaking republican gets out now so this country can finally be focused on people like me. grrrr. sorry to get off topic but its just getting to me how people think they're suffering. i'm NOT celebrating thanksgiving, i'm NOT celebrating xmas, and i'm NOT EVEN CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY! i live to pay bills and eat. no fun in my life :( gaah i just hate that.feel great that you aren't like me. <em>247</em> <em>41</e... Wed, 19 Nov 2008 17:25:42 EST New and Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x20308333 Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm 46 years young and can't wait to get out of the 170's. <BR> So happy to find this group. I love the motivation and encouragement here. <BR> As much as I loved to see the 170's when I hit it, I also want to leave it as soon as possible. <BR> And this group knows exactly what I'm talking about. <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 13:29:56 EST New to the team but not the 170's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x20279191 Well i'm happy to be back in the 170's however i haven't been below 170 in at least 6 years. Now that i'm here i'm beginning to lose determination, it's like it's not possible to drop into the 160's . So here i am needing support and i know this team and spark will give me the proper motivation i need to keep on trukin Mon, 17 Nov 2008 14:09:36 EST No more diet pills and very busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x20071216 Hello everybody, <BR> <BR> It has been a long time since I've posted because I've kind of fallen off the wagon :( <BR> <BR> To tell you the truth, about half the weight I've lost was with a prescription diet pill, from my doctor of course, for 6 months. I missed my last appointment 2 months ago, but then decided that I didn't want to put chemicals into my body anymore, so I haven't gone back and stopped taking the pills. <BR> <BR> The problem also is extended because since September I am... Sun, 9 Nov 2008 22:41:29 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x20055280 I have been really off track for the past month. I have just been stressed with money and my job... so I got a part time job in the mornings... so now I work Monday through Friday from 9:10am-8:30pm. I'm so tired after the day is over, but I was doing really well with exercising 60-90 minutes and doing crunches everyday (5-6 days/week) and doing strength training (2-3 times week). I don't know what to do to get back in the swing of things. I am determined to get in the 150s for Christmastime.... Sun, 9 Nov 2008 11:43:13 EST Metabolism Boosters... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7550x19988020 Another SP team member passed on these tips from her dietician, thought some of you might be interested. <BR> <BR> 1) Eat breakfast - breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism. Not eating breakfast causes your body to store mre fat throughout the day. <BR> <BR> 2) Eat little and often - two reasons why meal frequency affects your metabolism: thyroid hormone level drops within hours of eating, and metabolism then slows down; the thermogenic effect of eating several small meals is higher than eat... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 14:02:48 EST Been Stuck in 170-ville for WAY TOO LONG!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7550x19845670 I've been stuck in the 170's since late February; made it to 172 in mid May and then bounced around for a while -- gaining and losing the same 5 pounds. Now I've begun heading up to the 180's again! Time to stop the insanity!! <BR> <BR> My exercising is good but I think I got complacent and stopped watching what I'm eating. So I thought stopping by here might keep me on track! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to traveling through 170-ville with you all! Happy Trails! <BR> <BR> Sandy <em>9... 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