SparkPeople A parent of a Toddler is exercise within itself Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9552 Share you experiences, exercise routines with your toddler(s), and ask questions. SparkPeople A parent of a Toddler is exercise within itself Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9552 Movies Title A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x51473067 annie Fri, 4 Jan 2013 16:26:09 EST Give a WooHoo if you exercised http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x51255143 <em>244</em> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:11:56 EST Last Fruit Eaten http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x51230958 Banana Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:48:39 EST Team Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x51219994 TEAM WORKS.......Works For Me !!!!  <BR> <BR> IT'S ALL ABOUT TEAM WORK!!!  <BR> <BR> Team Work is the concept of a group of people working together cooperatively, giving each other support when needed, and to encourage your team members in achieving their goals.  <BR> <BR> <BR> T ogether  <BR> <BR> E veryone  <BR> <BR> A chieves  <BR> <BR> M ore  <BR> <BR> <BR> TEAM WORK is about building a strong team and working as a team.  <BR> <BR> BELONGING to a team, is a result of feeling par... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 14:12:02 EST Exercise for 12.15.12 Quick Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x51219990 Please Stop by for "Your Daily Discussion" Topic Below for Discussion, Questions &/or Comments! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "GETTING TO THE CORE OF THE MATTER," QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> The plank exercise is ranked by ACE (The American Council on Exercise) as a top 10 Most Effective Ab Exercises and is a great way to build endurance in both the abs and back, as well as stabilizer muscles. <BR> <BR> THE QUICKFIRE OF THE DAY ARE ONE OF THE BEST CORE WORKOUTS- THE PLANKS! <BR> <... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 14:11:31 EST Recruit New Members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x51210210 Although we have several team members, unfortunately we don't have a lot of active members...I want to see this team become more active on the boards....Please join me in inviting new members to the group. <BR> <BR> <BR> Team Leader <BR> Anica Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:25:02 EST Exercise Streak (daily, weekly, monthly) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x51210206 Calling all Team Members!!! <BR> <BR> How long can you keep it up?? This is something I know you can do!!! <BR> <BR> Rules: <BR> 15 minutes of exercise each day...The exercise can be anything that gets you moving... <BR> <BR> Post here what day you are on... <BR> <BR> Set a goal...I know you can find 15 minutes each day to move a little more... <BR> <BR> <BR> Team Leader <BR> Anica Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:24:43 EST Introduce Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x51210200 Hello and welcome to all old and new team members of Post Baby Weight loss...The ultimate goal for this team is to better our lives, lose weight, be healthier, make friends and enjoy ourselves as we go on this journey...I feel that so often we push ourselves to the side and don't take care of ourselves physically or mentally...We as women often don't like asking for help, especially from another woman...But the truth is, we all need help from time to time and that's what being apart of a team... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:24:18 EST Exercise for 12.14.12 -- Quick Fire Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x51208872 Please Stop by for "Your Daily Discussion" Topic Below for Discussion, Questions &/or Comments! <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE TIPTOE SQUATS! <BR> <BR> There are a variety of ways to do squats, but one of my favorite versatile versions is the Tiptoe Squat...When you don't have access to weights, but you still want to work your legs, this version of the traditional squat can be pretty challenging. <BR> <BR> Being on your toes adds intensity in the calves as well as the quads, so you'll really st... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:17:02 EST Exercise for 12.13.12 -- Quick Fire Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x51197322 YOUR CALORIE COMBUSTION QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> Side Lunge with Windmill Arms: <BR> http://exercise.about.com/b/2005/10/11/e <BR> xercise-of-the-week-side-lunge-with-wi <BR> ndmill-arms.htm <BR> <BR> Stand with legs wide, arms straight out to the sides and parallel to the floor. <BR> <BR> Bend the right knee into a side lunge and bring the left arm down towards the foot. <BR> <BR> Come back up, rotating the arms, and lunge to the left, bringing the right arm down towards the f... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:11:18 EST Take Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x51159959 Been away for a minute but I am back now for determined to lose the weight.. Lets start this week off with a bang.. [even though it is Monday =(] Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:13:21 EST Did you exercise today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x47273549 <em>34</em> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:25:27 EST did you drink you water today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x40378878 yes Sun, 6 Mar 2011 17:25:10 EST log in points ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x40014698 2 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 21:01:37 EST woohoo wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x39967985 <em>244</em> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:25:09 EST post any emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x39939653 <em>30</em> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:08:39 EST USAF wife with 3 kids, ages 1.5 months, 4 and 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x38456245 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I have been a member of this team for a long time, but I have been away for 10 months. And now I am back. I have been on the sister site, due to being pregnant. <BR> Well my little one is now 6 weeks old, and I already started back at the gym. <BR> My husband just deployed as of December 8th, so doing it by myself for 6 months. <BR> Ive lost 64.4lbs in 6 weeks, and looking to loose about 54lbs more. Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:31:50 EST Oh what a morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x37165329 My 21 mos old son has not been feeling himself. With nothing discernably wrong, we finally caved and headed into the doc's office. Doc perplexed as well, she orders a fecal test, urine sample and cbc routine blood workup. <BR> <BR> Fecal.. ahh easy as pie.. simply take from diaper. <BR> <BR> Urine... Are you kidding me? I have to tape a special bag to my son's penis and wait for him to pee? Oh yah.. easier to catch a tiger by the tail.. Finally got enough for the sample and headed to the ... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:09:26 EST Does your toddler limit your activity? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x36998100 I am curious if other mom's are finding their toddlers limit their activity. <BR> <BR> For instance I am just now capable of getting in the walking I enjoy as I've worked on training my son Cole to deal with my walks (he is a very active child and being confined to a stroller used to drive him nuts). I've found the best time for this is the morning, and have slowly built up to about a 3.5 mile walk. <BR> <BR> But there are other ways I see Cole limiting what I can and can't do. I'd fo... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:07:47 EST Twin Toddlers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x36825450 <em>170</em> <BR> I don't know how long I can stay since my toddlers are almost preschoolers (they are nearly three). As stated in the topic, I have twin toddlers whose first language is twin-babble (or "jargon" as the speech therapist calls it). I also have an autistic 3rd grader. <BR> <BR> My husband stays home with the kiddos, while I bring home the bacon. <BR> <em>487</em> Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:53:01 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x36799782 Hi everyone.. I am currently an at home mom with a 20 mos old son, 11 yr old daughter and 14 yr old daughter. I am also the stepmother to two grown boys who are both out of the house. Needless to say we cover all ranges of the spectrum in this family. <BR> <BR> I am at home through the end of December when my unemployment runs out. Don't get me wrong.. I've been applying like a mad woman and getting no where fast. sighs. So for now I am enjoying the time I have with my son who turns 2 o... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 07:15:48 EST Stay @ Home Mom of a 3 Yr Old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x33461228 Hi! <BR> I'm a stay at home mom of a very active little boy who just turned three in January. <BR> Looking to make friends and get motivation to lose another 15-25 lbs! <BR> Being a stay at home mom is the toughest, but BEST job I've ever had....but it could be a bit isolative so if there's anyone out there feeling the same way & wanting to chat & motivate each other- I'm here! <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:33:21 EST I'm hoping this works http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x32684328 My name is Talitha, I'm 28 years old with a 15 month old, and amazing husband and I'm scared to death of aging. I was once someone thin and in shape and it's all gone out the window over the last couple of years. I'm not big by any means, but I'm not happy with the way I look. I'm trying this site out to hopefully keep me on track and to hold me accountable for the goals that I set for myself. Sun, 14 Mar 2010 13:48:18 EST Intro :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x31506663 Hello. My name is Alyssa and I'm the mom of a little boy who will be 2 in March. <BR> <BR> My mom introduced me to SP and I love it! I was keeping track of my calories and weight last summer with an excel spreadsheet that I made (my dad's an engineer, I can't help it lol) and I was doing great. Then I went on a campout and everything came falling down. <BR> <BR> So here I am, sans spreadsheet, because really, why when I have an entire website to help me? Anything is easier with friends, a... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 02:10:12 EST Mom of a 1 month old AND 5yr old with ADD and ODD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x31045906 Hi, my name is Alicia. I am a 28 year old mother of a 1 month old and a 5 year old who has just been diagnosed with ADD and Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD). I have been trying to loose my baby fat for 5 years now and I was doing great until I got pregnant again. Now I must start all over and I am very determined to get back to my pre-mommy weight!! <BR> If any one has any ideas for my 5 year old please let me know. Thanks!!! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:10:51 EST Mom of a 1 month old AND 5yr old with ADD and ODD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x31045652 Hi, my name is Alicia. I am a 28 year old mother of a 1 month old and a 5 year old who has just been diagnosed with ADD and Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD). I have been trying to loose my baby fat for 5 years now and I was doing great until I got pregnant again. Now I must start all over and I am very determined to get back to my pre-mommy weight!! <BR> If any one has any ideas for my 5 year old please let me know. Thanks!!! Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:02:35 EST very motivating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x30790534 Hi. I'm new here to spark. I've read many of you guys goals that are met and it's very motivating to see. Tue, 5 Jan 2010 13:11:03 EST Hi! It's my first time on SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x29410556 Hello everyone, I'm new here but this forum looks perfect for me. My little girl will be 1 this month. She's walking already, so I'm going to cheat and consider her a toddler. :-) I was lucky enough to lose the baby weight, so I don't have a weight loss goal, but I desperately need to tone up. It is so hard to find time to exercise with a little one, especially with the weather getting colder every day! I'm hoping this site will motivate me and give me some creative ideas. Thanks! Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:45:25 EST How are you feeling today? (one word) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x27224423 happy! Fri, 24 Jul 2009 13:00:13 EST Lack of sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x26126051 My 16 month old son does not want to sleep at night and I'm finding that I'm lethargic through most of the day, especially now that I'm dieting. I've read the books and I've gotten my two older kids to sleep through the night, but this little guy is so stubborn. Does anyone have any new and improved method for getting a toddler to sleep through the night? Sun, 7 Jun 2009 03:12:33 EST Good Morning - I'm very new . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x25319583 Hello everyone, <BR> I just started sp about a month ago. I am encouraged by a lot that I read and do on the site, but I would like to meet someone to talk to about specific goals, experiences, etc... Sounds corny, I know, but does anyone have any suggestions??? Thanks for reading. <BR> Trac Wed, 6 May 2009 10:42:02 EST Fun Activity? Goal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x24755957 Hey Guys, <BR> <BR> I thought it would be fun, and helpful if we all posted fun things we can do with our children (Mine is 2 going on 12) that help us burn extra calories while connecting with our precious ones and have fun all at the same time. We might find some inspiration and new ideas from one-another! <BR> <BR> I'd like to start with Kite flying, dancing, and bubble catching (use butterfly nets and REALLY swing at them!). Maybe I'll think of more to add when I am inspired by some ... Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:34:01 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x24661542 Hey guys! <BR> <BR> This looks like a GREAT team! I look forward to just figuring out how to participate in it all. Not to mention gaining more energy from becoming a healthier, happier, smaller me. I started working toward weight loss in Jan. (doesn't everyone start then?) with the hopes of losing 50 lbs. So far, I've lost ten and then got stuck. So, when I found Spark People I was pleased to find myself reenergized and ready to get back to losing (rather than just maintaining) again! ... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 00:23:57 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x23763456 Hi, <BR> I'm new to SP this week and found this team. I have a two year old daughter who has officially become a "terrible two" the past couple of weeks. I am looking to lose 50lbs on SP to become a better mother and wife. Fri, 13 Mar 2009 11:57:59 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x22990357 I am a mother of a 3 year old son and 2 year old daughter. I am joining this group to help me stay motivated to lose 20 pounds. I am also hoping to learn tips and advice to stick to the diet plans and make time for daily exercise. I am joining this group so I can learn from other busy moms who face similar challenges. I am new to this site for any tips would be great. Thanks Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:02:15 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x21633880 i am 25 with a 2 year old boy who is very active i can barley keep up with him he is one of my motivations for losing weight...im from staten island and always looking for fun things to do with my son Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:25:04 EST daily gratitudes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x21005599 i am thankful for the love and support of my family. <BR> i am grateful for the sun shining on a cool day. <BR> i am grateful for the support of so many fellow sparkers. Wed, 17 Dec 2008 08:50:36 EST New mom...with a toddler, baby, and tween. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x20990983 Hi my name is Linnaya, I have a 3 month old, a 16 month old, and an 11 year old. I am currently living in Germany for my husband's job and have had a hard time getting motivated. And my children really make me a little crazy LOL. <BR> <BR> <BR> My challenges are: <BR> 1) I miss my sisters and friends and the kids are a bit overwhelming without support, other than an already overworked hubby <BR> 2) Three C-sections later, 2 so close together MAN my poor body looks rough. <BR> 3) I am a tota... Tue, 16 Dec 2008 16:09:42 EST Newbie Here - Mom of 2 and 9 year olds working http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x19177973 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am a mom of a 2 year old and a 9 year old, I work full time and I am on a mission to lose about 20 lbs. <BR> <BR> If anyone has any experience with a 2 year old getting out of bed at all hours out of teh blue and how to get him to sleep and to stay in bed I'd love to hear it... I can use all the help I can get. I'm at my witts end, one night no sleep last night up at 5 am tonight not wanting to go to bed... I had to lay down with him and rub his back till he fell asleep... Wed, 8 Oct 2008 21:16:14 EST Is this Team still active? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x18824807 I've noticed that no one has posted in a while...just curious!! Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:48:11 EST Mom to an energetic 2 year old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x17580282 Hi everbody! <BR> <BR> My name is Cynthia. I am a 25 year old SAHM to my almost 2 year old daughter. She is the light of my life. She has bounds of endless energy that I wish I had..lol. She was my main inspiration for losing weight. Now that I'm 70 pounds lighter, I can run around with her and enjoy her. I still have about 25 more pounds to lose, but I just keep thinking how good I'm going to look and how healthy I will be for my daughter. She is a handful, though. Rotten as anything. Havin... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:19:08 EST Another newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x17438206 I have recently just started using sparkspeople again. I am really trying to be motivated to lose the last of my baby weight and maybe a little bit more:) I would love to meet moms and connect with them. I live in Wisconsin with my husband and 14 month old boy. Look forward to meeting all of you! or some of you that is.. Wed, 6 Aug 2008 18:25:27 EST OK, so I'm a dork... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x17219428 I have a new goal. I want to be size XL by next Easter so that I can go to Hannah Anderson and buy matching mother/daughter outfits. They don't have plus sizes for moms. I know its dorky and I don't care. <BR> <BR> ...and I will call her mini-me. Wed, 30 Jul 2008 18:12:18 EST Going to a restaurant w/ a toddler http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x16853101 I'm sorry if this has been posted elsewhere... <BR> <BR> Last night my husband & I decided we would go out to dinner since we haven't been out in awhile. We didn't have a babysitter so we took our 20 month old son. I thought it would be okay...boy, was I wrong. First, I tried to get my son to sit down in the restaurant...he didn't want to sit. We gave him crayons hoping that would occupy him...nope. He cried & screamed when he didn't get his way, he suddenly decided he wanted to crawl o... Sat, 19 Jul 2008 15:24:17 EST Do you count playing with your kids as exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x16803487 I noticed that the fitness log offers "playing with kids" as a calorie counting option in "other activities". <BR> <BR> I put in that I played for an hour today...because I did when we went to the playground...and it put down over 500 calories burned. <BR> <BR> WOW! <BR> <BR> I was sweating buckets, so maybe I did burn that much. Thu, 17 Jul 2008 20:29:10 EST potty training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x16795692 Accepting tips on potty training an 18 month old boy! He KNOWS when he goes, but doesn't understand the concept of going in the potty-he sits up there and holds it until he cries... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 15:16:36 EST Hi im new...well kinda! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x16640179 Ive been a member of this group but have never posted! I am back on the site now and have lsot my first 5 lbs here! I am the mother of 2 boys ages 2 and 8 months....and it is definitely nice to talk to people who understand what its like to be the mother/father of a toddler!!!! Sat, 12 Jul 2008 17:01:14 EST Happy 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x16398846 I hope everyone has a happy, healthy and safe 4th of July. Lets keep on track with our goals and not lose faith if we slip! <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> Fri, 4 Jul 2008 07:45:11 EST HELP! How can I be more patient with my kids??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x16157478 I am super stressed out - my kids enjoy driving me batty! :) They are 2 & 3 years old and spend much of the say screaming, whining, and tearing up the house. I take them on long walks, play at the park for hours, they take naps, eat well, but are still toddlers! Any advice on how not to yell when all you want to do is yell?! Please help - they have just torn up the 4th set of blinds - spankings aren't a deterent... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 08:05:20 EST 18 months and getting molars (any advice???) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x16083123 Hi, I am new to the team and to SP. Today, my normally very happy, laid back child was a total bear! He didn't want to eat or drink much, and just couldn't decide what he wanted to do...nothing made him happy. I am pretty sure it is the molars coming through. I have been giving him Motrin. Does anyone have any other tricks that work to help ease the pain? Poor baby! <BR> Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:54:46 EST Where do you find the time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x15922745 Hi, <BR> I'm new to the group. I have 2 great kids ages 1&3. They keep me on my toes but obviously not enough! I've putting off weight loss since my daughter was born, but have finally decided it is time as my husband and I are planning a vacation to Mexico in Feb. 09 and I WILL FIT INTO A SWIMSUIT BY THEN!!! <BR> It is so hard finding time to get regular exercise in by the time the kids are in bed I'm beat and just want to go to bed myself. I really need some help with ideas of when and... Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:35:10 EST When I'm an old lady... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x15912687 When I'm an old lady, I'll live with each kid, <BR> And bring so much happiness...just as they did. <BR> I want to pay back all the joy they've provided. <BR> Returning each deed! Oh, they'll be so excited! <BR> (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids.) <BR> <BR> I'll write on the wall with reds, whites and blues, <BR> And I'll bounce on the furniture...wearing my shoes. <BR> I'll drink from the carton and then leave it out. <BR> I'll stuff all the toilets and oh, how th... Wed, 18 Jun 2008 07:23:48 EST activities for/with the kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x15895943 I have a little boy almost 18 months and my 5 year old niece is staying with us this week... Unfortunately, the weather isn't looking great for outdoor activities, and I'm not used to having an older kid to entertain as well. Any suggestions on activities for the little and the big at the same time?? I love getting involved and playing the toys with them, but I'm fresh out of ideas! Tue, 17 Jun 2008 16:11:40 EST New mommy of 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x15724030 Hi there - I am a mom to 2 wonderful little ones. Alana is 3 (almost 4) and her brother, Avery just turned 2! Staying motivated has been a constant struggle for me, and I am hoping that will change now! I can't wait to meet other moms and see what is working for them! Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:51:08 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x15460332 Hello. My name is Evette and I am a SAHM to my 2 beautiful children. Makayla is 6 and Noah is 19 months. I have been on such a yo~yo w/ my weight since I can remember. In 2006 I lost 90 + pounds, got pregnant later that year and gained back 60. After I had my son, I dropped another 30 lbs. I am trying to get back to where I was before I got pregnant, plus more. I am excited to meet new people and to find learn more about being healthy. Thanks for listening. Mon, 2 Jun 2008 19:01:37 EST How to kick the sugar!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x15421527 I was wondering if anyone has any tips to kicking sugar. I am a huge sugar addict and now I have started eating better and trying to not eat high calorie sugar filled items. While I have been doing okay with that, I have been miserable with the NEED for sugar. I have tried chewing gum to help, adding honey to my tea ect. Nothing seems to work because all I want it chocolate cake with fudge frosting. Does anyone have any ideas that would work? Sun, 1 Jun 2008 15:31:37 EST Figuring stuff out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x15411395 Hi all, I'm new here as you can tell by by lack of picture etc... Don't worry I'll figure it out - I just wanted to stop in and say HI and introduce my self. <BR> <BR> SO HI! My name is Jolene and I have two little men - Gryphyn will be 3 in July and my Baby Vahn just turned 1 at the end of April. I have about 40-50 more lbs I would like to loose but it seems that my life is consumed with being mommy right now and I have very little me time to work out. <BR> <BR> I did join a womens gy... Sun, 1 Jun 2008 08:10:28 EST How do I find the motivation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x15274197 I have 2 kids (4 and 2) that I stay home with. I want to work out but when I have time to myself, I want to spend it watching tv or reading a book. I go to school full time and am a stay at home mom. I am always busy but lack the motivation to work out when I have the time. Any suggestions on keeping up motivation when you get time to your self? Tue, 27 May 2008 16:46:06 EST job http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x15104723 HI i know that this is for weight loss but am doing ok on that end <BR> i was wondering if any of you had any job that you do from home i need to make some money to help pay bills and do not want to go back to work since i just came home to be with the kids and i can't work and afford daycare at the same time if you know what i mean <BR> Wed, 21 May 2008 13:24:14 EST hi there just wanted to say hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x14948213 I am new and a mother of two Troy 3 and Naomi 2 and I have a 1 year old niece that I watch and another 1 year old friend that i watch so i know all about the toddlers Thu, 15 May 2008 13:12:58 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x14613025 My Name is Gina and I'm the mother of a 1yr old boy. He is literally a bouncing baby. He is walking all over like a wound up toy and I am right behind him, trying to make sure he doesn't hurt himself. It seems he now thinks he is independent and invincible and does not like to be in his playpen or cradle. <BR> <BR> Bottom line,I'm fairly exhausted, but very happy to be a part of this team. <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 May 2008 18:04:22 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x14613020 My Name is Gina and I'm the mother of a 1yr old boy. He is literally a bouncing baby. He is walking all over like a wound up toy and I am right behind him, trying to make sure he doesn't hurt himself. It seems he now thinks he is independent and invincible and does not like to be in his playpen or cradle. <BR> <BR> Bottom line,I'm fairly exhausted, but very happy to be a part of this team. <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 May 2008 18:04:11 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x14612976 My Name is Gina and I'm the mother of a 1yr old boy. He is literally a bouncing baby. He is walking all over like a wound up toy and I am right behind him, trying to make sure he doesn't hurt himself. It seems he now thinks he is independent and invincible and does not like to be in his playpen or cradle. <BR> <BR> Bottom line,I'm fairly exhausted, but very happy to be a part of this team. <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 May 2008 18:02:23 EST Anyone get pregnant while on Sparkpeople? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x14121114 I'm not sure where to go with this sparkpeople thing. I know there is a sister site called Babyfit.com and I am registered but I don't want to maintain both sites. I am way more involved in Sparkpeople. I just wanted to get some advice from other Moms who may have started sparkpeople and then found out they were pregnant. I'm 5 or 6 weeks and already ravenously hungry. I went way over 2000 calories that last few days. I gained 60+lbs with each of my two children and with the 2nd, I exercised ... Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:30:23 EST Spirited Children http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x14089706 Hello everyone. <BR> I am wondering if there is anyone in this group that is the parent of a spirited child? I have just discovered this book about spirited children and am looking to see if anyone can discuss this with me. This is were a lot of my emotional eating comes from, dealing with my toddler and learning about her and how she needs to be parented. I thought for the longest time we were doing something wrong and with every guilt pang I ate my way to feeling better. I am trying to ... Wed, 16 Apr 2008 15:57:26 EST Yup, I am new too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x13968677 Hello, My name is Lynn. I am a 28y/o married mother of three. My babe are 3, 2, and 7 months. It is never quiet and never dull! I want to loose this weight so I can keep up with them. Or atleast have a chance at it! Sat, 12 Apr 2008 15:12:33 EST a tip... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x13906955 So while my son naps in the afternoons, I've have a snack (because I'm usually hungry then). I have been eating applesauce (the unsweetened kind) with a baby spoon. I not only eat it slower, but I seem to unknowingly (until today) chew on the rubber tip between bites. So I just though I'd share the baby spoon tip. Might could even apply it to some other foods, too. Good luck on reaching your goals, friends! Thu, 10 Apr 2008 16:17:13 EST Help us help babies and the March of Dimes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x13736832 <BR> 4 years ago our daughter Sierra was born just shy of 8 weeks early. Every year since then we have participated in the March of Dimes walk to raise money for further research. <BR> <BR> The March of Dimes champions the needs of moms and babies in our community and across the nation. The money we raise for March for Babies will support lifesaving research, services, education and advocacy that help babies get a healthy start. <BR> <BR> Please help us by donating today! <BR> <BR> You... Sat, 5 Apr 2008 19:27:19 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x13585493 Hello, I am recently new to spark people, and I am trying to find a community that I can find support. So, Hello! Tue, 1 Apr 2008 06:51:20 EST Another New One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x13486156 I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and she definitely is a ball of energy. I thought maybe joining a group with people that have similar situations might help me stick to my goals. My biggest obstacle when I am trying to lose weight is snacking. After my daughter goes to bed at night I tend to grab a bite here and there. Anyone else like that? I also need to figure how to fit in the exercise I need to get-unfortunately my job as a bartender/waitress does not define itself as any extra exerc... Fri, 28 Mar 2008 13:52:21 EST Newbie to the Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x13406608 Hey all, I am new to this site, and it looks like a very supportive community with lots of people that shares the same weight goals as myself. I am happily married with two beautiful children. I used to be a soldier in the Army, and was in the best shape of my life, however, 7 years of marriage and 2 kids later, I am 50 pounds above what I was when I was in my best physical shape. <BR> <BR> The craziest thing is that after I had my first child, I did lose all the baby weight, however, af... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 21:32:06 EST 3 toddlers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x13391647 Hello everyone!! I am a stay at mom of three toddlers ages 4,2, and 1. I am wanting to lose 70 pounds so any advice and motivation from any of you would be great! Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:12:22 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x13317517 hi everybody.im a young mom of three active little boys.7,6,4. i gained alot of weight with them.now its time for it go. <em>9</em> Sat, 22 Mar 2008 09:07:21 EST Newbie needing some buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x13297446 My name is Aaron I am a mother of 2 wonderful girls 5 and 20 months, I have been married for 10 years, and had gotten comfortable with my body, but at over 300lbs and my girls learning bad eating habits I need a change!!!! I have been big all my life, but this is too much. I need to teach my children the loves of my life healthy eating habits and I really am getting tired of not being able to play with them as much as I like because of my weight. I am hoping anyone out their can help Fri, 21 Mar 2008 10:55:21 EST At what age did your toddler move out of the crib? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x13160167 I recently bought my 17 month old DD a toddler bed. I think she is almost ready to move into it, but I'm not sure what the signs are. She has a very distinct bedtime and happily goes to bed at night. However, her naps are not at all predictable. Some days she naps once for 2-3 hours...some day twice for 1-2 hours each. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for some mommy input. At what age did you move your kid out of their crib? What were your struggles and successes. <BR> <BR> Thanks ladies. I app... Sun, 16 Mar 2008 13:02:36 EST DD's first time at gym daycare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x13075639 Actually, it was her first time at any type of daycare at all. She's 13 months and an only child. I went to the gym this morning and took her to the daycare there, kind of apprehensive. Darn kid didn't even blink an eye that I was leaving. They had toys, so I was obsolete! LOL Thu, 13 Mar 2008 02:24:02 EST newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x13064889 Well, sort of a newbie. I have been here for weeks, but just finished my page and have started to leave some postings. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all. <BR> <BR> Michele Wed, 12 Mar 2008 17:43:45 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x13018640 Hi! Just stopping by to introduce myself -- I am 27-years old, married to an amazing husband and have a beautiful almost 2-year old daugther. I tried SparkPeople back in November but found I couldn't motivate myself enough to get to the gym, eat healthy, etc. I'm hoping to give it a try again and be successful! I work full-time as a Nanny (for a 2-year old & a 4-year old) and get to take my daugther with me, which is awesome! Good luck to everyone in losing their weight -- I know I need ... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:22:44 EST ages 2 and 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x12955378 military wife and mother of 2 girls. ages 2 amd 4. they keep me on my toes Sat, 8 Mar 2008 21:46:02 EST HI :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x12870853 I am new to this team. I am the proud parent of a DD who turned two on Dec. 26. She keeps me very busy, of course. She can't talk much yet, but she surely manages to get her point across! Wed, 5 Mar 2008 20:48:43 EST Fluctuating weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x12572208 I heard that Jenny Craig dropped Kirstie Alley because she gained weight back. I guess I can understand because I'm sure she had a contract that said she had to keep it off. The thing I don't like is that the media makes it sound so bad. I lost 40 lbs two years ago and I have put 30 lbs back on. I sympathize with her because I know how hard it is. I am keeping positive though because I want this to be the last time I am going to meet my goal weight and stick to it. I know I can do it! Sun, 24 Feb 2008 20:59:14 EST Toddlers and the scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x12419041 That dreaded monster in the corner of the bathroom seems to not only affect DH and me, but my babies too. I've noticed that my DD (almost 4) does the same thing I do most mornings (step on the scale). Should I be concerned? <BR> <BR> She's 35 pounds, quite tall for her age, and has plenty of energy that she always runs and runs and runs. I think she just thinks the beeping noises are fun...and also mimicking mommy...any ideas or insight is greatly appreciated. Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:17:29 EST MO mom of 2 toddlers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x12418945 Hi! I'm mom to a beautiful daughter (will be 4 in April) and a handsome son (2 1/2). They definitely keep me on my toes and also remind me that life is short and that I need to take the time to slow down and enjoy (and often dance to the exit music on movies with them). Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:13:53 EST Tips...e haustion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x12256614 I have 2 yr old twins...does anyone have any tips on how they deal with constant exhaustion? This is starting to interfere with my working out, because I am so tired I can't get up and go to the gym half the time. It is discouraging. Wed, 13 Feb 2008 19:04:18 EST New to SP and this group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x12242973 Hey all! I just joined SP a few hours ago. I am a 22 year old mommy to a 3 year old little boy, Michael. I have been married for almost 4 years now! I look forward to talking to you all and sharing my experiences with you all! :D Wed, 13 Feb 2008 11:04:41 EST starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x12093888 Hello all - I'm a mom to 2 great kids, Jack 5 and Samantha 2. I am really bad at follow through, so I'm hoping to stick with it this time. Looking forward to all the support! Fri, 8 Feb 2008 11:59:20 EST How do you get in your cardio indoors? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x12059284 With the weather being the way it's been lately, I can't take the girls out to the playground or on walks like we normally would. <BR> <BR> So - what's your preferred method of getting a good cardio workout when you're stuck in the house? <BR> <BR> So far I've been trying to do some of the cardio stuff on On Demand but I haven't quite been able to find anything that I truly enjoy. Thu, 7 Feb 2008 10:29:49 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x12040412 My name is Michelle, I'm the mother of two wonderful little ones. My daughters are 16 months (Caitlin) and 2 yrs going on 3 (Alysia). Wed, 6 Feb 2008 17:52:56 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x12036019 Hello my name is Tanya and I am a SAHM of two girls 4 and 3. They keep me very busy so I want to be in shape so I can keep up with them. This is my second week on SP and I love all the information and motivation it gives. Good luck to everyone! Wed, 6 Feb 2008 15:12:19 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x11859066 Hi everyone. My name is Jessica and I am a mother of a two year old boy. Thu, 31 Jan 2008 18:14:07 EST 'Nother New One! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x11745618 Hey all! I've got a toddler and a 4 month old at home! Trying to lose the baby weight from this last one before it gets outta control! Glad to know I'm not alone in trying to take off the weight and I can't wait to talk to everyone! Mon, 28 Jan 2008 13:58:59 EST Another new mama http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x11689994 Hey mamas! <BR> <BR> I'm Chessa, SAHM to one Silas Tabor, who is 19 months. Everyone thinks he's a girl because daddy doesn't want to cut his hair (just bang trims). Anyway, we joined the YMCA last month and have really been enjoying our time there. My DH has a very flexible schedule (he teaches community college) so we can all go together about 2-3x per week. Silas hangs out with other kids in the free childwatch, and mom and dad get to work out! It's awesome. <BR> <BR> Anyway, this... Sat, 26 Jan 2008 14:13:05 EST sooo, is everyone here in america? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x11516282 hi mummys or as a lot of you say "mommys". im lisa and 23, got 2 bobby dazzling little boys, driving me up the wall but love it. we live in a tiny place in the country in england. i dont no about any one else, but i didnt realise how exhausting parenting is! im lucky to get 5 minutes alone on the toilet, and even then my 4 year old will walk in for a casual chat sometimes! nightmare!im desperate to shed some flub, it seems i never get round to it! <em>15</em> hoping this will help. Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:42:46 EST Oh NO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x11383211 So, I went to the casino this weekend and went to the arcade. I saw the "Dance Dance Revolution game," and decided to give it a shot. What a great fun way to get some exercise. So I danced several games (I even got my husband to join in a couple)I was so PROUD OF MYSELF. On the way home, my knee began to hurt. I went to the casino and danced on the "Dance Dance Revolution game," and that I hurt my knee.. <BR> <BR> Well, I went to the Dr. today, since it is still bothering me quiet a bit. ... Wed, 16 Jan 2008 21:58:13 EST Another Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x11352618 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm mommy to a nearly 2 year old, very active little boy. I joined SparkPeople in September 2006 and have had great success. I'm working on my last 15lbs. The hardest pounds to lose by far! I've managed to change my eating habits for the better, it's just the exercising and finding a routine that is holding me back. I have recently started with a personal trainer (a friend of mine) who comes to my home once a week to teach me strength training. She's kicking my butt! ... Wed, 16 Jan 2008 02:53:11 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x11272973 Hi everyone I am Rebecca. I have two little girls Catie is 3 and Lauren will be 2 next month. I look forward to getting to know many of you. Sun, 13 Jan 2008 22:23:42 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x11264282 Hi everyone! I just discovered this website and I am absolutely loving it! <BR> <BR> I have one three year old boy, Alex, who is the just the light of my life. <BR> <BR> A little about me...I'm on a quest. LOL I started a vigorous exercise program in June 2007 and have now lost 50 pounds and gone from a size 18 to a size 10. I have 25 more pounds to go, so I'm figuring that I will be at this for at least another 6 months, if not a little longer. <BR> <BR> In any case, I'm hoping to check... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 17:06:20 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x11072298 Hello everyone I am new to spark people I am 19 years old and have a 14 month old son who is the light of my life. I am not overweight I just want to get healthy and get my energy back I have started watching my calories and doing cardio but my biggest set back is weight training just looking for some motivation and friends :D Mon, 7 Jan 2008 22:22:22 EST Hi, I just joined The Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x10923937 Hi everyone, I just joined a couple of days ago. I have a 3yr old and a 1yr old, and I have ALOT of weight to lose! I hope we can all help each other! Thu, 3 Jan 2008 10:03:44 EST POLL: How do you juggle...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x10841668 your exercise and taking care of your toddler? <BR> <BR> I work 3 days/week 12 hour days. Tues and Thurs I am home with him. The only thing I seem to be able to do is a workout video while he is playing around me, or a walk in the stroller. <BR> <BR> How do you do it? Does your spouse watch your child while you go to gym or do something else? Do you work out at night or before they wake up? <BR> <BR> I would just really like to know how you are managing your exercise program. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 31 Dec 2007 13:02:19 EST Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x10211231 I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and remember to drink lots of water!!! :) Thu, 22 Nov 2007 01:39:33 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x10102240 Hi mamas! I am Kayla, stay at home mama to Amber who is almost 22mo. Im trying to drop 67 lbs before we ttc another baby. I have lost all my baby weight from Amber, however I would LOVE to be at my goal before getting pg again. Thu, 15 Nov 2007 16:29:50 EST Can't keep my toddler off my elliptical http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x10061453 There is just something appealing about this machine that makes him want to use it as a jungle gym. I do worry about him getting hurt but he also messes with my miles and timing because as soon as you move the pedals, it starts the monitor. <BR> <BR> Before, I had a treadmill in the house and every time I turned around, he was running on it. That was good because it would wear him out. It was manual so he couldn't really get hurt on it, but boy did he love to run. <BR> <BR> Do any of you ha... Tue, 13 Nov 2007 19:00:46 EST Where are all our members? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x10061404 So, I've come to this board a few times and the posts are quite few. What can I do to help? I know it's mostly to do with being a busy parent but perhaps you could squeeze some advice, or news, or updates on your success with us. <BR> <BR> We need all of you guys here!!!!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:57:10 EST Hello Mommies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x10014679 Hello everyone! I guess I should introduce myself since I've begun posting on this board. I'm Megan and I'm a mom of 2 boys. My eldest will be 5 in December and my toddler turned 1 on 9/26, so he's about 13.5 months now. He is a speedy walker now and is into everything. He definitely keeps me on my feet. I wish there was a way to track how many calories you burn chasing your toddler. I joined Spark People to track my weight and diet and get exercise motivation from the teams. I have j... Sun, 11 Nov 2007 14:20:06 EST Thank you----together we will succeed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x9787477 Hi everyone, <BR> I had a bad bout of PMS and was really discouraged the last two days.... but after reading some words of encouragement from some team members I at least kept me working out..... and today I stepped on the scale and realized I've lost 10 pounds!!!!! I am now refocused! Thank you for the thoughtful words of encouragement team!!! <em>224</em> <BR> WE ARE ALL GOING TO REACH OUR GOALS!!!!!!!!!!!! <em>9</em> Tue, 30 Oct 2007 15:26:31 EST Thank you----together we will succeed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x9787471 Hi everyone, <BR> I had a bad bout of PMS and was really discouraged the last two days.... but after reading some words of encouragement from some team members I at least kept me working out..... and today I stepped on the scale and realized I've lost 10 pounds!!!!! I am now refocused! Thank you for the thoughtful words of encouragement team!!! <em>224</em> <BR> WE ARE ALL GOING TO REACH OUR GOALS!!!!!!!!!!!! <em>9</em> Tue, 30 Oct 2007 15:26:12 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x9738138 Hi my name is Billie Jo and I have been married to my husband for almost 5 years. We have a 4yr old daughter and a 2yr old daughter. They give me a lot of working out by themselves. <BR> <BR> I am in the process of trying to lose at leat 30 pounds by the end of January. This is when my husband will be coming home and I want to look hot for him. I know that is only half way to my goal but I don't think there is anyway for me to lose the full 70 pounds in the timeframe. I wish though. Sat, 27 Oct 2007 20:14:34 EST Quick Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x9676768 Hi there, <BR> <BR> My name is Pru- I'm a Mom to a very active 2 year old (what other kind of 2 year old IS there? LOL) and trying to drop about 50 pounds. So we'll see where this goes :) <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hi! Wed, 24 Oct 2007 12:17:03 EST Stopping in to introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x9621053 I am a 35 year old mom of a 2 year old, a 13 year old, and a 39 year old (husband). I live in the UK although I'm from the states. My husband got homesick so we've been here for almost a year. I feel this move is what saved my life. I was on a path of destruction with heavy over eating. I lived in the south and felt it was just too hot to go out to exercise. I also had very little time as we had so much going on. <BR> <BR> Since coming to England, I have to walk 2 miles to get to the grocer... Sun, 21 Oct 2007 18:17:47 EST New and in need of help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x9435200 Howdy All <BR> I'm Krystal 24 mommy to Anthony(12.5 months) and wife to Tony. I'm from Iowa. <BR> I'm having the worst time losing weight. I've tried kickboxing, Tae Boe, Yoga etc etc. and I'm just not having any luck. I've changed my eating habits. Does anyone have suggestions? It's getting to cold to walk here which is also what I've been doing. I would appreciate any help you have to offer. Thu, 11 Oct 2007 08:53:37 EST Hi! I am new... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x9407765 My name is Heather, and I am a mother of a beautiful 2 year old named Lauren. I am also a step-mom to a 12 year old and 9 year old boys, Robbie and Donovan. <BR> <BR> I live in Cincinnati, OH, and I work for a food Broker servicing Kroger. <BR> <BR> I have gained about 60 pounds since I got married, and I am tired of looking like this and feeling horrible. So I am taking it one step at a time and hoping to find some new friends! Tue, 9 Oct 2007 20:31:29 EST 41 and have a 2yr old. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x9102287 Hi everyone. I as you can see am 41 with a 2yr old, <BR> plus i have over 100lbs to lose. Wasnt sure what team I wanted to join. I am trying to lose the weight for my son so I thought this would be the best. I was just wondering if anyone out there was in my old age group lol. I am also new do all this message board stuff so be paitient. thanks and best of luck to all Mon, 24 Sep 2007 15:48:51 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x8960710 My name is Ashley, I'm a mom x3. David who is 3 next month, Jack who is 17 months and William who is 1 month. <BR> <BR> I just started eating healthy again last week and joined sparkpeople a couple days ago. I'm looking to lose 50 pounds overall. Mon, 17 Sep 2007 16:21:41 EST cafemom? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x8912124 well, hello! i just learned about this group and it looks AWESOME! it will be great to talk to other moms trying to lose weight. Are any of you guys on Cafemom. com? Fri, 14 Sep 2007 20:16:59 EST Is there a Mommy calorie chart? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x8427712 So here is the question: We all know having a toddler is a workout. I would like to know if there actually is a calorie burning chart thingy that would tell us exactly how many calories we burn while vacuuming, housework, playing horsey rides and the rest? Any ideas? I'm brand new to diet and excercise, and am pretty sure I am burning more than my recommended calories with a very very active 2.5 year old boy! Thanks!!! Tue, 21 Aug 2007 10:20:12 EST introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x8391871 Hello to all! I am a 34 yr old mother of 2 very active children, Jack 4 1/2 and Samantha 18months. I also work part-time and want to get healthy again. It's amazing how easy it is to eat your kids leftovers and not even conciously know you've done so. I'm really looking forward to being a part of a spark team and building off the group encouragement! <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 19 Aug 2007 13:49:12 EST Hello to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x8350463 I am a new member here. I had 3 babies back to back. I need to lose 15 pounds and i need motivation. So hopefully being i get to meet new people. Thu, 16 Aug 2007 22:57:00 EST Hello everyone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x8339391 I am new here. I am the mother of a 3 year old girl. I also have a 3 year old stepdaughter and an 11 year old stepson. Hope to meet all of you. Thu, 16 Aug 2007 12:10:40 EST New to Team, Living Overseas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x8013854 Hi, all! Just wanted to introduce myself. I've got a 4 y/o and a 2 y/o, and they keep me hopping. I pushed them around the zoo for 2 hours today, which was great for all of us!! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to get to 145 by the time I visit my family in the US in late September. I haven't told them (or anyone, really, except my DH) that I'm trying to lose weight, so I hope I can shock them! <BR> <BR> I look forward to participating in the group! Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:05:27 EST new here, mom of 3 boys, need to lose 30 lbs.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x7924854 Hi! my name is Angela, I am 30 years old, and need to lose 30 lbs!! LOL! :) I have 3 boys, ages 5 and 1 year old twins. I have been married for 11 years this year to a wonderful man. I work part time as a RN. I am hoping to become a personal fitness trainer in the near future, or somehow get into a nursing job, that has to do w/ fitness, like cardiac rehab or something along those lines. <BR> Ok, so that is me in a nutshell!! hope to get to know you all! <BR> God Bless, <BR> Angela Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:04:41 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x7723856 My name is Amber. I am 28 and married. We have a 13 month old son named Alex. He keeps me on my toes!! I have been struggling with losing weight since he was born. I lost all the baby weight, but had a lot to lose before that. So...I look forward to getting to know you all and losing those lbs!!! Mon, 16 Jul 2007 22:53:17 EST The Scale is stuck, but..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x7576436 I lost 1.5 inches on my waist and 1.5 inches on my hips this week! YAY! I did lose 1/2 pound, but the inches are really showing my progress! I was really getting discouraged and invested in a tape measure. It was totally worth it! Mon, 9 Jul 2007 12:33:57 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x7567036 HI, I'm Julie. I'm married to Tom and have two children. Matthew is 20 months old and Makayla is almost 3 months old. Sun, 8 Jul 2007 23:53:39 EST HI all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x7533219 I'm Heather, a 27 year old teacher in the Nashville area. I'm wife to Kyle and mommy to beautiful Avery, who is 15 months. I was extremely active during my pregnancy, spending an hour on the elliptical a few hours before going into labor, but since then I have not made time for exercise and healthy eating. The pg weight came off quickly, but after going back to work and grad school last August, 12 pounds creeped back on. So now I'm here to lose those 12 plus the 30 I wanted to lose before... Fri, 6 Jul 2007 21:40:55 EST Working Mom Guilt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x7443604 Does anyone feel guilty about the time spent working out? I am a working mom of a 2 yr old and get so little time with her that I feel guilty working out during the week.By the time you put them to bed you have housework and/or you are exhausted... And I am not much of a morning person so it is hard to get motivated at 5am <em>246</em> . Just thought I would see if anyone else is going through the same struggles. Mon, 2 Jul 2007 13:22:34 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x7437323 Hi! I'm Carla, Mommy to Ian who is almost 20 months. It has been difficult for me to find time enough for myself to follow a fitness plan because of my hubby's work schedule, but I am trying. My goal is to lose another 10 pounds before my friend's wedding in November. I am on my way, but may need a little kick in the pants if I get lax. Mon, 2 Jul 2007 08:46:00 EST Hello. I'm new to this group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9552x7332599 Hello. I have a 2 1/2 year old son who has just started potty training. (what fun) and I am a part time stay at home mom. I also sub teach elementary grades. <BR> <BR> I am the coordinator of our county's MOPS group which stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. I am also apart of that team on SP. <BR> <BR> I look forward to chatting with the parents on this team. <BR> Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:23:50 EST Favorite Low Cal Snack ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x7224711 Hey everyone! I'm just wondering what all of you are eating for snacks these days. I'm going to list some of my "must haves". Let me know what yours are... <BR> <BR> Melba rounds with Laughing cow cheese (94 calories, the best 94 calories I've EVER had) <BR> Mini Quaker Quakes rice cakes (70 calories) <BR> Baked Lays (110 calories) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Jun 2007 12:04:04 EST Birthday Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x7116515 Hi. I'm looking for birthday ideas for a soon to be 2 year old. I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars at this age. What are some ideas? So far I've been to 2 2 year old b-day parties and they were extravagant which sent my head spinning! Help! Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:04:56 EST Cool website for low cal recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x7102999 I thought this website was kind of cute/funny. <BR> <BR> http://healthy.hillbillyhousewife.com/th<BR>ousandcaloriemenus.pdf Wed, 13 Jun 2007 16:05:52 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x6704394 Hi! I am new to this group, I have a 1 1/2 year old and a 7 week old, both girls. I have been on spark people about a week and a half and have lost 4 pounds so far YEAH!!! Wed, 23 May 2007 08:45:46 EST I got to my 10 pound mark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x6648401 I am so happy I made my 10 pound mark. So my June 8th I will be out of the 220's is my goal. July 27th is my big goal. 20 pounds. That is 2 pounds a week. So that is a safe goal to reach. I have plans on that date and want to be a size smaller. I have a dress in mind that I want to wear. I am so excited Sun, 20 May 2007 15:02:30 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x6567461 hey everey1 im carol im 20 and mum to 16mnth old sierra really precious to me but a handful all the same im new to SP but i love it already <em>30</em> Wed, 16 May 2007 09:04:41 EST I did it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x6554188 With the help of spark people and this site.. http://www.milliondollarbody.com/signup/?u<BR>sername=owneroftwins I lost ALL my baby weight..and got a 6 pack!! Thanks everyone!! Tue, 15 May 2007 14:33:58 EST Total weight loss for the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x6489175 I was thinking that it would be a good idea for suport if we track total weight loss for the whole group. Every time we weigh in we can add to the number. I will start. Fri, 11 May 2007 14:04:34 EST Happy Mothers Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x6467019 I wanted to be sure to wish all of you a very Happy Mothers Day. I hope you are all smothered by lots of kisses from your little ones.Enjoy the day, and remember to take some time for yourself. We are going to go out to lunch and take the kiddo's to the local zoo(so I can walk off lunch! LOL) <BR> We are also celeberating my grandmom's 90th birtday, so we will be surrounded with my family. Should be a wonderful time! <BR> Peace and much love <BR> sam <BR> <em>26</em> Thu, 10 May 2007 12:08:43 EST As the Forum Admin, I should introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x6436417 <em>235</em> <BR> Welcome, sorry this welcome is late but my computer was down. <BR> <BR> Lets see my name is Elena, I live in the Bay Area. I am a 31yr old married mother of two, a 4 yr old and a 1yr old.... this is starting to sound like a intro for a personals page lol. Again back to the intro, I use to be a full time working mom until 2005 after the birth of my daughter. 2weeks after giving birth to my second child I suffered a major stroke which had me in a coma for 6 days and in a p... Wed, 9 May 2007 01:09:48 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x6402480 Hi, I'm Sam, a sahm to my two little men. Ty is 3 and Tony is 9 months. I have been a member of spark for almost 7 weeks and have lost 10lbs. I glad I found this sparkteam so I can talk with other moms with little ones. Have a great day! <BR> Sam <BR> <em>20</em> Mon, 7 May 2007 12:44:24 EST Shaving Cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x6134054 This morning, I woke up and went into the bathroom, thinking my son was on the potty chair....I opened the door to find my son and my dog in the shower COVERED in my husband's SHAVING CREAM!!!!! The walls, the toilet, the door, the cupboards, the laundry basket, the shower, the sink...EVERYTHING! What a way to wake up! <BR> That was my first real "classic" toddler horror story that you hear about but figure won't happen to you. haha <BR> I *almost* took a picture, but didn't, because I was t... Mon, 23 Apr 2007 03:47:30 EST So much more active now with my son http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x6117489 I always did cardio before having my son but I have found that I am much more active with general things now. Like walking to the park and playing. or playing ball. he also loves to go for bike rides- i put him in the infant seat on the back. <BR> <BR> Have you found that you are more active now that you have kids? Sat, 21 Apr 2007 22:25:23 EST When is the best time to exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x6050805 <em>34</em> When is the best time to exercise when u have a 16 month old baby that very active and barely takes naps anymore??? Its really hard for me to find time to do that?? Anyone with any advice please tell me the least little bit would help..thank you... Tue, 17 Apr 2007 23:46:52 EST Just joined this group and introducing myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x5953332 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Heather. I am 26, with two kids, 3 years (April 23, 2004) and 1 month old (March 4, 2007). Both are girls, and I am trying my best to get into shape so that I can be around for them for a long time. My three year old is very active, so I am surprised I haven't lost more weight, but apparently I am not able to just by running around after her, lol. I am glad to have found this group, and I look forward to losing the weight together! Thu, 12 Apr 2007 18:31:25 EST naps interferring with bedtime http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x5936531 HELP! <BR> <BR> My two year old is in between needing a nap and not needing one. Some days he does fine without a nap and I put him to bed around 7:30 goes straight to sleep. Sometimes, he needs a nap desperately- I give him a nap and he sleeps for 2 hours. Problem is when it's bedtime he isn't ready for bed until around 10:00. <BR> <BR> Should I just stop giving him naps altogether? I've tried just waking him up after an hour but he's even grumpier then when I laid him down. <BR> <BR... Wed, 11 Apr 2007 23:21:10 EST Introducing myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x5793000 I'm Shadley, I am 28 and new to this team. I have two kids, both girls, 4 yrs, and 18mos. I babysit fulltime for my 3 mo old nephew. Somehow I can't figure out why I still have 45 lbs to lose! I never sit down! <BR> <BR> I have loved SP! It's helped with my motivation and really keeps me accoutable. I have several friends on another team, Glory to Glory, that check up on me! <BR> <BR> I think the hardest part for me is waking up to exercise before the kids get up, I seem to wake them ... Wed, 4 Apr 2007 15:00:23 EST Favorite Family Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x5627057 What are some healthy family meals that your toddlers love? A favorite around our house is baked chicken with peas and mashed potatoes. My kids also love my layered fruit salad. I make them name all of the colors and the types of fruits when I make it. Yummy and educational! <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Tue, 27 Mar 2007 11:31:38 EST Toddler/Parents and Excercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9552x5521983 What kind of exercise do you do that involves you're toddler(s)? <em>104</em> Wed, 21 Mar 2007 14:21:07 EST