SparkPeople Get to Your Normal BMI! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9812 This team is to challenge us to get to our normal BMI of 24.9 or lower! Let's do it! SparkPeople Get to Your Normal BMI! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9812 welcome home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x46947459 Hello there kgirl ,,,,,very nice to have you lead the group.....my name is vangie and I love sparkpeople.... <em>304</em> Wed, 7 Mar 2012 02:11:48 EST i am back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x46661112 I am so sorry that I have been gone for so long. I have had a hard time lately and I wanted to get back on track. I'm hoping some of my team would like to start on a new challenge. I don't know about you guys but I need accountability. My email is brendansmommy0920@gmail.com. if you would like to text, we can exchange phone numbers. Thank you for your patience. Love, Kristi Sun, 19 Feb 2012 13:55:03 EST chicken soup with corn starch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x44607803 ya we people have to do it right and now.......i lost 20 lbs and 2 pts of fat i went from 35 pts of fat to 33 and I feel wonderful..........I am very close to my BMI whoooooooohoooo <BR> you guys and gals rock and you can do it .........lots of love vangie Sun, 16 Oct 2011 00:11:41 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x43843881 Hello, I am trying to get to my healthy BMI. I belong to tops and had my goal weight about 4 years ago...I let it go. I have 5 lbs to goal I have taken off aprox 14 lbs. I am 53 , I am a leo. I exercise 4x a week. I have had a huge success after I started drinking black coffee(removing 1tea of sugar and 5tea of cream) from each cup............good luck to all and to all success. Thu, 1 Sep 2011 03:41:10 EST How many login points did you get today + emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x43638003 <em>213</em> 2 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 12:27:43 EST July weigh-in & BMI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17403x9812x42970412 154.4 <BR> <BR> BMI 27 <BR> <BR> I better keep moving to bring both of those numbers down. I plan to do swimming and lots of walking; anyone have any other suggestions for me? I don't have a gym membership and my bike is not available at this time. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:21:29 EST Anyone here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x42970361 It's been awhile since I have been on here, but I noticed there's no team leader for this team. Is anyone still participating in this team? I liked someones idea for the Decemeber weigh-ins and BMI checks. Anyone else wanting to continue these each month? Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:18:04 EST Hello from Bavaria :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x39528855 Hi everyone, <BR> I can`t believe I found this site...its amazing! I`m really looking forward swapping recipies, motivaiting each other and having fun along the way. <BR> I`m 24 years old and work as a social worker with kids and teens with special needs. I love it! I want to be healthy and fit for myself, lose some weight and do all this with a positive attitude :-) <BR> have a great, acitve day :-) Sat, 29 Jan 2011 08:49:29 EST January Challenge and resolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17403x9812x38738538 Another year approaches and everything is setting goals, plans and resolutions. So how about a team resolution? Nothing crazy, just a little something to keep us on track. <BR> For the month of January, let set a goal of how many minutes we want to work out in total. Then each day you work out post your total minutes for the day and then what your monthly total is. <BR> So if you choose 500 minutes for the months you would post "1/1/2011 30 minutes today, 30 minutes for the month, 470 to go... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:24:03 EST My Body Gallery ((CHECK THIS OUT)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x38495512 <BR> I came across this site and found it intriguing enough to share :] <BR> http://www.mybodygallery.com/index.html <BR> <BR> Its a photo gallery of 'REAL WOMEN' different height, weight and sizes. Its what real women look like! <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:32:13 EST Holiday Food!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x38379452 What are you avoiding? What are you allowing? How are you dealing with the calorie overload of the holidays? And any great recipes for dieter friendly goodies? <em>494</em> Thu, 9 Dec 2010 08:38:52 EST December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17403x9812x38222910 For December, let's get this team going again. Post your BMI weekly in the "weigh" in area. Share your workouts, issues and get involved with the team. And we can even get BMI buddies! Let me know if you need a buddy and I can match some people up! <BR> <BR> Happy December, lets lower out BMIs now and through the holidays! <em>446</em> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 10:42:27 EST December "Weigh" ins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17403x9812x38222810 How about a weekly "weight" in. and I say "weigh" because, if you want, post your current weight or pounds lost, but what I think we should post if our BMIs! Post where you are, what you started at, and your general goal! How about weekly? Whatever day works best for you. Lets track it so we can attack it! So December 1st, where are we call at? <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 10:38:52 EST How about some BMI monthly challenges and.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x38183833 How about some BMI monthly challenges and "weight ins" where we post not our weight, but BMI? Lets get this team moving!!! <BR> <BR> Any December challege idea? Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:20:05 EST Long road ahead! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x36561065 I am literally 0.01 from being in the obese range!!!! This is the best team for me and I'll take all the support and friends I can get!!! Wed, 8 Sep 2010 12:30:35 EST September 2010 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x36235716 I am challenging everyone to mention one thing that they are doing in order to lower their BMI at least once a week and why they chose this. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 21:07:01 EST Babs in Belgium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x34915018 Hello, this is Barbara or Babs, a 33 y.-o. living in Belgium. <BR> In March 2010 I had a BMI of 31,8. Now I'm at 29,4 and hope to reach "normal" in late autumn 2010. <BR> BMI is an interesting indicator, but general fitness and a healthy fat percentage are important to me too. Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:32:45 EST Hello, I'm Lauren! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x33577652 Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm 22 years old and I graduated college last December. I gained an astonishing 60-70 pounds while in college purely by excessively drinking wayyyy too much and eating whatever I wanted. It took me 3 1/2 years to put on..hoping to take much less than that to take off. I joined SparkPeople March 10 and I'm already down almost 20 pounds (got 1-2 more to go)! I also quit smoking on February 15th of this year! Look forward to getting to know you guys :) Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:07:46 EST Burn baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x32208526 I was watching biggest loser and was amaze to hear that they burn over 6000 calories in a day ( and workout for 6 hrs) <BR> <BR> I was wondering, how long does every one workout and how many calories do they burn on average and what do they do. <BR> <BR> I walk/run for 30-60 mins and burn 122 cal - 300 cal <BR> Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:46:09 EST 4 pounds to go until normal BMI.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x28916375 Based on all calculations I need to lose 4 more pounds to get to a normal BMI range. I wonder though...why doesn't BMI calculations take into account chest size, hair, etc. LOL Seems to me that could make a difference. Anyways....hoping to drop another 4 pounds by end of October and an additional 6 after that by end of year. Going to get there..... Wed, 7 Oct 2009 10:16:30 EST 6.8 lbs until I'm "overweight!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x28497696 As recently as December 8 2008 I was "Super Morbidly Obese," (BMI over 50). <BR> On December 23, 2008 I dropped into "Morbidly Obese" (BMI under 50) <BR> On May 24, 2009 I dropped into "Class II Obesity" (BMI under 40) <BR> On July 31, 2009 I dropped into "Class I Obesity" (BMI under35) <BR> In 6.8 lbs I will drop into "Overweight" (BMI under 30) <BR> <BR> Can't wait! <BR> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:38:45 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x27477406 just wanted to say hi to everyone, hope y'all have a great week! :) Tue, 4 Aug 2009 15:53:41 EST hey there team members! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x23116799 (That's what you're called, right? my Team members?) I'm brand new to this site and trying to find my way around. <BR> <BR> At the moment my BMI is 32 :( I'd really like to get it down to a healthier 21. Hopefully I can use you all as a sounding board and find as much motivation here as I want to give. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all :)! Sat, 21 Feb 2009 12:06:13 EST What I did right today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x22910951 On another team this has been a pretty successful thread so I would like to try it here at Get to Your Normal BMI! <BR> <BR> This is what I posted at the other team: <BR> <BR> what I did right today really started with yesterday. <BR> <BR> what an enticing piece of cake was on Ray's lunch tray and he isn't much on sweets. the old me would have eaten it straight away. the new me was tempted but instead when down to the cafeterial and bought the catfish dinner but only ate one fillet and got... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 19:57:59 EST I came back to say Thank You!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x22697231 I left the team, not because I didn't like it but because I just no longer had the time for all the teams I was on. <BR> <BR> I came back because I think I can handle the extra teams better now but more importantly because this team got me aiming for a lower weight and a healthy BMI. <BR> <BR> I reached my Normal BMI a couple of days ago and now would like to help inspire others to do likewise. <BR> <BR> Thank you for being a team that makes a body strive for healthier living! <BR> <BR> L... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 08:46:29 EST The Prodigal Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x22279818 Hi everyone! I've been off Spark for about 2 months. I hate that I do this on-again, off-again thing with Spark, but I guess coming back is always good, right? And I didn't gain any weight while I was MIA (even during the holidays), but I've only lost 2 pounds. <BR> <BR> So obviously I need to log in and post to the message boards everyday. I think I'll have to make weekly goals because the monthly ones just seem too long for me to stick with. <BR> <BR> I get so busy with work and house... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:18:17 EST Hi, I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x22220647 I just found this group and I really look forward to contributing and getting to know everyone. I think my BMI is a much better indicator of my health than a number on the scale, and I'm excited to be in a group of people who think the BMI is important too. Thanks for having me! Sat, 24 Jan 2009 20:43:28 EST Happy holidays! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x20806923 Hi everyone! I know it has been quite some time since I posted, but I have not had the time. We are having some problems with the added stress of having my sis in law and her son living with us. Along with gaining back 20 lbs, I also have the stress of being a cook, maid, and mother for 2 more people. We also have been supporting them as she does not pay us a cent for rent or utilities! Also my mom has taken a turn for the worse, so I am up at the nursing home alot taking care of her. Just wa... Tue, 9 Dec 2008 08:11:37 EST Just found this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x20451793 Hi all, I've been on SP since late Sept, but really been focusing on myself - getting familiar with the site, using the tools and reading. I'm feeling a need to reach out and connect with some folks who are goal oriented. Really looking forward to getting to my "normal" BMI with you all. Mon, 24 Nov 2008 09:00:47 EST Next year's b-day gift to myself - my Normal BMI! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x19894143 Hi, I'm Pipper! I am a previous member of Spark that recently returned. Last time I was here, I was in the Obese category of my BMI by 44.6 lbs! I didn't make much progress (lost only 10 lbs), got discouraged and quit Spark. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what happened, but within the past 1.5yrs, I've dropped 32.2 lbs! I just recently realized that - and saw a pic of what I used to look like. <BR> <BR> Needless to say, I'm happy and very motivated b/c now I have only 12.4 lbs to be in the Over... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 14:05:41 EST Free Pedometer and Exercise DVD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x19752144 This was posted over at Walk Away the Pounds. <BR> <BR> Register here <link>www.justkeepmoving.com </link> <BR> <BR> and you should receive an email telling you that you will receive a free pedometer and exercise DVD, while they last. <BR> <BR> Linda <em>213</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:00:11 EST 6 mo. free trial on Leslie Sansonne's Walk Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x19752014 *copied from another team, but I tried it, it works* <BR> <BR> Hey girls! On another one of my boards, one of the girls posted an AWESOME link for a 6 month free trial to Leslie Sansone's online walk club (you don't even have to give your CC info or anything at all). You also get 15% off items from their store while you're a member. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I decided to join today because of the forums and because they have FREE streaming workouts available on the site, changed monthly. Right now ... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 08:55:42 EST Is your plateau really a plateau or do you need to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x19613585 Is your plateau really a plateau or do you need to jump-start your metabolism into losing weight? Maybe you need to know how to do Calorie Banking aka Calorie Deficit! <BR> <BR> Calorie Banking aka Calorie Deficit <BR> <BR> Calorie Banking helped me and takes away the "will I lose" and changes it to I know I am going to lose the weight. <BR> <BR> I am going to put the links here but if you should have trouble with them, go to the very top of the spark page where you see a box and search an... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 08:26:21 EST Team Leader in need of prayers, urgent! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x19240641 CHUNKSTER63, leader of Calling All Goonies, is in urgent need of prayers please. <BR> <BR> He has terrible ulcerations of the legs and is in danger of the possibility of losing a leg if treatment doesn't work. <BR> <BR> Please, if the Spark Community offered up prayers on his behalf it would help him emotionally as well as physically and I do believe God answers prayers. <BR> <BR> Please copy & paste into your own teams. We really need a strong prayer chain to help Chunk/John. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 11 Oct 2008 07:24:51 EST 101 Ways To Deal With Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x18496350 I saw this posted on another thread, and I thought it would be great to share. If anyone else has any suggestions, be sure to share! <BR> <BR> 101 WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS <BR> 1. Get up 15 minutes earlier <BR> 2. Prepare for the morning the night before <BR> 3. Avoid tight fitting clothes <BR> 4. Avoid relying on chemical aids <BR> 5. Set appointments ahead <BR> 6. Don't rely on your memory ... write it down <BR> 7. Practice preventive maintenance <BR> 8. Make duplicate keys <BR> ... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 13:02:28 EST Build Team Spirit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x18335069 I think this could potentially be the best team on Spark People if we all want it to be. So, what I propose is sometime this week, visit another team member's spark page that you haven't seen in a while, but check their recent posts to make sure they've been active, and say hello. Tue, 9 Sep 2008 10:41:39 EST I am obese heading for overweight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x18287748 I don't think I introduced myself. I joined because of an invite in another forum to join a challenge here. <BR> <BR> I am 56-3/4, married 22 years, no children of my own. DH was widowed and had 3 grown children when I met him, he is 86. <BR> <BR> We live on a few acres in rural Mississippi and for a girl born and raised in Brooklyn NY this was culture shock. <BR> <BR> I had lost 40lbs just before I met DH and it took 23 years to gain it all back with a few extras. In March I had had en... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 17:39:19 EST Have you voted yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x18263572 If you don't know already, Business Week is conducting a poll on health & fitness websites. <BR> <BR> So... have you voted for SP yet? <BR> <link>www.businessweek.com/technology/best<BR>ofweb2008/health.htm </link> Sat, 6 Sep 2008 14:34:54 EST Hello all, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x18109705 I been with spark for a while, now I want to put in place a regular workout routine. With the help of yankykitten, (my motivator), I need to workout and walk with her. I joined to support my kitten, because I can always count on her to support me. Sun, 31 Aug 2008 20:22:03 EST hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x17913947 hello everyone! I joined this today because I discovered that my BMI is 26.3. SP tells me my BMI is 25.8 so I'm a little distressed. Hoping to get under 24! Sat, 23 Aug 2008 20:14:04 EST HELP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x17665192 I have hit the weight loss wall and nothing I do helps. I am in the gym 3 times a week. I watch what I eat. I walk and play w/ my son on the days I am not in the gym. I am stuck. I have even gained weight (muscle I hope). Any Suggestions? Thu, 14 Aug 2008 10:35:23 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x17467064 Ok... I was psyched. I was on vacation and I found a pair of jeans that really showed off my rear end... AND THEY WERE A SIZE 6! Then, I go to get my body fat calculated and I'm still at 30% body fat. I've been doing the right things... exercising, lifting weights, eating right about 90-95% of the time. So, I guess that even though a lot of people, including myself would be happy with a size 6, I think I'm still unhealthy and need to lose more fat. <BR> <BR> MY QUESTION: would you try... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 15:42:21 EST Hello Everyone, I'm Becky http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x15812253 Hello Everyone, I'm Becky, and I want to join this team. I need to get to my normal BMI, I have not been there in 29 years. will you help me? I will help you. and we all will get there together. <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Sat, 14 Jun 2008 18:21:42 EST New :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x15624076 Hi, I'm Heather. I'm currently 182.8, and I'm 5'1, so I have a BMI of 34.5. At this point I just want to get to a BMI of 30! Sun, 8 Jun 2008 13:28:02 EST woohoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x15515920 I only have 20 lbs left til I hit my healthy BMI weight! lol that is so sad....but it could be worse! <BR> <BR> Yay, keep going! Wed, 4 Jun 2008 11:53:28 EST Celebrity Fit Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x14501247 Does anyone watch this show? <BR> I just saw the last episode where Tocara made it to a healthy BMI. The doctor got up and she was like "don't say it, don't say it!" and he hugged her & told her she made it to her healthy body weight. <BR> Ohhh my god I can't wait til I get there!!! Wed, 30 Apr 2008 08:16:16 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x14176754 Hi my name is Jill, I'm new to SP and the team. Sat, 19 Apr 2008 16:30:30 EST Newbie :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x13862836 hello all, i'm new to the team, but not SP. BMI HERE I COME lol <BR> <BR> :] Wed, 9 Apr 2008 14:12:35 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x13844898 Hi all I am new to this site and enjoying what I have seen so far. =) I had somewhat of a stressful and depressing last year, well actually all of 2007 was that way! I am now trying to get out of this and move back to the 'healthy' eating lifestyle again. Wed, 9 Apr 2008 02:32:19 EST I'm new to this team but not to SP. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x13278583 Hello all I'm new to the team but not SP. Thu, 20 Mar 2008 15:33:27 EST Real Weight Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x13110528 Right well I know I have to lose 44lbs And at least 22lbs to get the BR i want but my long term goal is 44lbs <BR> this will get my BMI into 'Healthy' at 24.4 so could/should lose a little more really but we'll see! <BR> so I've worked it out over 12months so realistic AND achievable!! <BR> 4lbs per month !!!!! <BR> and what does it mean............. <BR> ONLY 1LB A WEEK!!! <BR> surely I can do this and for all of you others that think you have an impossible chance of reaching your goals we... Fri, 14 Mar 2008 09:16:41 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x12950222 <em>213</em> Im lins and im new and just popped in to say hi <BR> currently 177.4 lbs and aiming to lose at least 22lbs <BR> my currnt BMI is 28.6 and the 22lbs will get me to 24.4 BMI. <BR> I am a sahm of 4 lovely kids one of which is his first birthday today! and its time to kick this long standing baby weight to the kerb <BR> another reason being im looking to have a Breast reduction and they wont accept me till have lost some weight and do hopefull losing weight will help me get the ... Sat, 8 Mar 2008 17:15:48 EST Aloha from Hickam! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x12920677 Trying to get my BMI to the normal range (dunno if I've ever been there in my life)...and so I can get all 30 pts on the USAF PT waist measurement! HoaH! :) Fri, 7 Mar 2008 13:33:17 EST Hi! I'm new to this team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x12844674 Hi! I'd really like to be at a normal BMI. It will be so great to *not* be obese or overweight anymore! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I'm going to have my husband measure my actual height so I can figure out what my current and normal BMIs are. Wed, 5 Mar 2008 00:51:40 EST Not new to spark but just found this team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x12399377 Aloha!! I have been playing this game for most of the life that I can remember. I feel this time is really different. I saw what my numbers are and I was shocked, but relieved that I will never see them again!! Tue, 19 Feb 2008 03:27:13 EST Introducing Myselt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x11343145 Hi! I went to the doctor today. I will turn 55 on Sunday. My BMI today is about 25. It seems it is borderline normal/overweight. I have lost about 25 pounds since the picture on my Spark Page. I don't feel I can diet any more than I'm doing. I have been on lifestyle change for about 9 months. I am hoping to do better on my exercise program. Any advice/feedback would be appreciated. Thanks. Theodosia. Tue, 15 Jan 2008 19:38:29 EST Im new too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x11130380 I am a 27 year old mother of 3 with #4 due on Feb 6, but she can really come at any time now. My current BMI is 30 but that was calculated at my current weight at 9 months preggo so I will recalculate it about 4-6 weeks after baby is born. I am currently on babyfit.com and love it. I wanted to have a motivational weight loss tool already set up so that after the baby comes I can get started asap,I hope to be an active participant on this site beginning in March. Wed, 9 Jan 2008 12:27:45 EST When did you reach your Normal BMI?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x9887339 When did everybody reach their normal BMI of 24.9?? What is your goal BMI?? <BR> <BR> Share the great news here! Mon, 5 Nov 2007 07:52:44 EST Hello from Philly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x8398644 Hi my name is Danielle and I'm 38 and live in Philadelphia, PA. I'm pretty new but finally have decided to take time out of everyday to make time for me and have found a lot of inspiration at Sparks. I'm in the process of dropping 40 pounds. That is my goal for the new year but to reach a mid point by my birthday in October. I look forward to meeting new members and if there are any in Philadelphia let me know. I have a great support group but it's always nice to have someone that is in the s... Sun, 19 Aug 2007 22:31:29 EST WEIGH IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x8005612 HI, <BR> I JOINED SPARKS A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND I WAS WONDERING HOW TO CHANGE YOUR WEIGHT WHEN YOU WEIGH IN? <BR> THANKS <BR> SHANNON Tue, 31 Jul 2007 10:39:19 EST How much water is too much? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x7943417 i've been drinking at LEAST 20 cups of water a day lately. i'm just wondering how much is too much. Fri, 27 Jul 2007 16:55:18 EST Hey new members! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x7830517 I wanted to welcome all of our new members and also make a list of reminders. <BR> <BR> Don't forget to introduce yourself! We want to get to know you here, so we can help you reach all of your weight loss goals and become friends! <BR> <BR> Weigh ins are on Mondays, but as long as you weigh in weekly, I don't have a problem with that. <BR> <BR> We also have a water challenge going on. I think drinking water is very beneficial to weight loss. I challenge you to get 8 glasses of water in ev... Sun, 22 Jul 2007 08:30:20 EST I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9812x7740587 I am new. I've had some issues with being abused as a baby...ok I was like 5 or 6. I've had to look at myself long, hard & truthfully & I've found out that I've been living with fear, shame & embarrassment. Not anymore. <BR> One of my many coping methods is eating even if I'm not hungrey. So I going to each of my SparkTeams & saying HELLO & being & honest with myself. I need the support. I hope that I can be support to you all as well. <BR> Thank you! <BR> <BR> BellyDazzler <em>88</em> Tue, 17 Jul 2007 17:46:23 EST Diet-Friendly Alcohol Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x7599579 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> There has been a lot of talk about good alcohol choices while dieting on every group I'm in so I decided to let you guys know that there's an article here in Sparkpeople that breaks it all down for you. You can make healthier alcohol choices if you go to the link I'm going to put in at the end of this post. If the link doesn't work, go to Healthy Lifestyle at the top of the page. Then go to Nutrition articles, and then search "Diet Friendly Alcohol Choices." Hope thi... Tue, 10 Jul 2007 12:22:41 EST How Many Minutes of Exercise Did You Do Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x6455388 We're going to start posting how many minutes of cardio, strength training, exercises, etc we do a day here. Exercising helps you lose weight, which helps you to lower your bmi. Good luck! <BR> <BR> 35 minutes on my gazelle today. Wed, 9 May 2007 20:57:09 EST is there are seperate BMI for women and men? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x6331158 Hi eveyone, <BR> <BR> I am a new member here. <BR> <BR> My personal trainer culculated my BMI, which I thought was not too bad (just slightly over, so I thought!). Few weeks later, she said that she looked at the men's BMI chart and reculculated and told me mine was 39.9% !!!!! I was so shocked by this new result. <BR> <BR> Anyway, i used the BMI culculator here and it stated that I am within the normal range. <BR> <BR> Well, I am confuse! <BR> <BR> Who's right? If there is such thing as... Thu, 3 May 2007 08:41:21 EST get more active on here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x6124551 I think this group is a good idea... i do nto like he amount of inactivity on the boards though... anyone have any ideas how to get this group jumping? ( i know i'm not the leader but as i said it's a good group idea and i dont wanna see it fail!) Sun, 22 Apr 2007 13:57:06 EST Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x5721051 I have noticed that drinking water helps me lose more weight. I was thinking maybe we could have a water challenge where we strive to drink 10 cups a day. I normally drink at least that. Let's see if we can do it! We'll start today! Just post how much you drank at the end of the day! <em>91</em> <em>194</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2007 10:39:58 EST Every Day Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x5644304 Hey! How is everyone this morning. I had Chili's last night, and I feel like I probably gained weight. Eek... It usually takes about 2-3 days to get back to normal after I go out to eat like that. I think I did decent though. I had some of the Awesome Blossom, I had a half Turkey sandwich, Quesidilla soup, Mashed potatoes, and some of the Desert. It was really good, but I can't do this all the time. <em>15</em> Wed, 28 Mar 2007 08:21:17 EST 36.2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x5636412 wow when i saw that i about croaked! but it will go down as my weight goes down.... i have found DDR (dancd dance revolution) for the x-box 360! kinda funny that after being on here for a few months it took this to really open my eyes! thanks for making this group! Tue, 27 Mar 2007 19:43:54 EST Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x5631032 Now, right here is where we will weigh in. We will start on April 2, 2007 (Monday). Here's the format. <BR> <BR> SW: XXX lbs <BR> CW: XXX lbs <BR> <BR> Lost this week: <BR> Total lost: <BR> <BR> Starting BMI: XX <BR> Current BMI: XX <BR> <BR> Total points till "normal" BMI: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 14:25:36 EST What does BMI Mean? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x5629659 Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. Tue, 27 Mar 2007 13:22:21 EST How to Calculate Your BMI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x5629637 Here is the Site I use to calculate my BMI: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/ <BR> <BR> My current BMI is 25.5. A normal BMI is 18.5 to 24.9. Tue, 27 Mar 2007 13:21:36 EST