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Fitness Minutes: (754) Posts: 19 1/5/14 6:43 P
Hi, I'm new to this team. I have a goal to lose 50 lbs this year and need to keep motivated. I'll be checking in a lot to this site.
Pounds lost: 8.2
Posts: 10 7/28/13 5:31 P
Hello everyone! Im Natasha from Kansas. I have over 100lbs to lose and I know that I need to figure out some healthy recipes if I am going to do this thing correctly. I hope to contribute more often than not so I will start by adding a recipe that I found on a blog: http://cuckooking.blogspot.com/2010/08/cajun-chicken-with-pepper-jack-cheese.html
current weight: 289.0
Fitness Minutes: (35,723) Posts: 4,727 5/25/13 12:54 P
Hi y'all. I'm Tracey from Texas. I am married with 3 beautiful children. DS22, DS13 and DD11. It is often difficult to find something that everyone likes and then not burn them out on it. I am always on the look out for good healthy recipes and I would like to find ones that have been tested so I have a little more than a starting point.
Heather, what part of Texas are you from? I am in the DFW area. I have a DH and DS13 that will eat anything and DD11 and DS22 that are very picky...DS22 is more picky than DD11.
Take Care and God bless,
current weight: 187.8
Fitness Minutes: (8,719) Posts: 319 1/22/13 9:33 A
Hi there! Heather from Texas here :) I sought out this team because I'm always looking for healthy recipes and I hate just searching them out on websites....I prefer the people aspect of cooking. Tell me what works & doesn't work for you, that kinda thing. I am a married mother of 5 - 2 of the pickiest eaters ever, 2 who will eat anything, and one that falls somewhere in the middle. I love food, which is why I'm in the boat I'm in now...but I'm looking to keep eating the things I love by making them healthier.
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Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork. ~English Proverb
Pounds lost: 5.4
Posts: 3,885 1/12/13 11:07 P
Hi everybody! I'm Karen and I'm so excited to be a part of this team! It struck me so much, because I need to learn how to cook more healthy and then in the meantime, I can share some of my favorite ways too!
"Little by little whittling my middle!"
Pounds lost: 4.5
Posts: 18 1/7/13 7:27 P
Hi Everyone, my name is Jennifer. I am looking forward to learning and sharing new recipes.
Posts: 468 1/7/13 6:37 P
Hi, name is Rachel. Started getting serious with sparkpeople again Dec. 19th. Very excited and motivated to create healthy dishes. So yeah, thought this group would be right up my alley. Best wishes everyone in your journey.
We've got this! Rach
Pounds lost: 81.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,141) Posts: 866 8/6/12 12:56 A
I love to exchange recipes, so I just had to join! I'm a stay at home mom, unschooling(homeschool) my 13 yr old daughter. I was born w/ one hand & lost my left eye at age 3, so I met life's challenges full force my entire life. Now I just ride along with my challenges at an easy pace, lol.
Edited by: OWENS2U at: 1/8/2013 (20:33)
Susie, 54, in Redlands, California
Pounds lost: 77.0
Fitness Minutes: (13,168) Posts: 315 7/6/11 4:40 P
Hi Everyone... I am Jamie from St. Louis. I have 2 little boys (2 and 3 years old) who are fairly picky eaters. My husband loves to grill - he writes for 3 blogs - Charbroil , grillinfools.com and his own blog - majorleaguegrilling.com. He is starting to do a lot of BBQ competitions and I get to be his sous chef.. . . I am a vegetarian and he and our boys are full fledged meat eaters! I joined this group hoping to find some non-grilling recipes to feed the family and step it up as healthier cook for our family. I love trying new things and am always willing to try new recipes. I look forward to getting to know all of you!
Fitness Minutes: (105) Posts: 3 6/24/11 12:31 A
Hi! I'm Angel. I seriously love recipes and making new things. I don't have a fav cookbook because allrecipes.com just sucks me in! I'm new to Spark People, started 2 days ago. Any help with motivating myself to make better meals and portion control would be super helpful. I'll share a recipe I love as soon as I get back home from vacation!
current weight: 206.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,228) Posts: 2,389 6/2/11 11:52 A
My husband has been the main chef in our family since my oldest son was born 28 years ago and I guess you might call me the occasional cook as I usually cook when I find a recipe I want to try. I have a pretty decent size collection I've pulled from magazines and a dwindling collection of cookbooks. I say dwindling because I have been giving all but my favorites away. At one point I had about 140 cookbooks. A bit of advice...don't look at cookbooks when hungry. I also have to say that I came by this honestly as my mom also has a weakness for cookbooks.
I'm very excited to try recipes that have been taste tested and I'm looking for quick, whole food-ish type recipes with the emphasis on "quick."
Michelle, I also live in MA and would love to move across the border to NH, I practically live there already as I do everything there. Where is the Farmers Market you are referring to? Whole Foods and Trader Joe's..uh huh, me too, although Whole Foods is a bit far from me. I usually shop there when I visit my daughter.
Can't wait to get started! Sandy
"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey in the end that matters." ~Ursula K. Le Guin
Pounds lost: 0.2
Fitness Minutes: (605) Posts: 10 5/26/11 9:46 A
Thanks for the SparkGoodie! Love it!
I am a major foodie at heart! I cook and bake when I have time. I seriously try a new recipe almost every week (not as much during the semester though). I love all homemade foods and really good gourmet foods, spices,etc... Let's just say I spend a lot of money at Wholefoods and Trader Joe's!
I currently live in MA, but am moving to NH in 2 weeks - they have an amazing Farmer's Market there and some great organic produce stands and stores. I can't wait to go everyweek. I'm all about clean eating, but my love for sugar overtakes me a lot and I either make something sugary or buy chocolate-haha.
I belong to another cooking forum which I like, but I'm excited to start here - I have a ton of recipes and cookbooks that I'll share over time.
Here is a good question for you all: What is your fave cookbook or do you have a new cookbook that you just need to tell about?????
I'm looking at getting My Father's Daughter by Gweneth Paltrow (think I spelled her name wrong). A few others I want, but I forget. I'd say my fave right now is actually a magazine called Clean Eating. But my fave cookbook is a tied - one book all about apples and one all about pumpkins! (I LOVE all things FALL!)
Glad to be aboard this fun thread!
Edited by: WINTERWARRIOR13 at: 5/26/2011 (09:47)
In Health! -Michelle
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 151 4/7/11 8:53 P
I'm Seekker from northeast Ohio. I'm looking forward to exchanging healthy recipes with others here ...
I'm not sure who sent me the SP goodie, but I sure do thank you loads!
I'm really liking what I see here at SP.
Pounds lost: 6.0
Posts: 1,821 4/2/11 11:03 P
Hello from Jusfolk! I've experimented with making some recipes healthier. A couple have been posted on my Wordpress blog (see link below). I look forward to exchanging ideas with you!
Hi guys I am interested in doing more cooking at home and eating out less! I have to chose low sodium, low fat, heart healthy recipes because of my medical condition. If I find a recipe that I like that tastes good, I will try it again and again. I am glad to find this forum.
"Don't let the bastards grind you down"
current weight: -166.0 under
Posts: 1,368 2/18/11 2:00 A
Hi my name is Lorri and I love to cook and try new recipes.
With prayer and Gods help all things are possible
Pounds lost: 5.0
Posts: 1,026 2/13/11 8:14 P
Hi! I'm Melissa. I love food, so I'm glad to find a place where I can find and share healthy recipes and food ideas.
Pounds lost: 30.0
Posts: 3,401 2/2/11 11:17 P
Hi. My name is Steve. I love to cook new recipes. I cooked yummy lemon fish filets tonight. It is a sparkpeople recipe and it is very good.
Pounds lost: 86.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,474) Posts: 646 1/31/11 12:10 P
I am a self-admitted recipe addict and happy to have a group to share ideas and suggestions with! :)
~ Rebekah ~ Men's best successes come after their disappointments. - Henry Ward Beecher
current weight: 165.0
Posts: 1,629 1/27/11 9:29 P
Hi! I'm Michelle and so happy I came across your team! I love to cook new healthy recipes.
Pounds lost: 7.0
Posts: 584 1/18/11 4:39 P
Hi I am Karen. Is this group active? There is a warning about an inactive leader. I am really focusing on better nutrition but keeping it yummy for the kids. Always looking for new recipes anyway. I have been on sparks a long time, but have been a sleeper for quite some time.
"Where I am tomorrow is where my mind puts me," Billy Blanks
Pounds lost: 1.4
Posts: 123 1/12/11 7:33 P
Hi I'm Vickie
I like to cook and try new recipes. I live in Alaska am married, have 2 girls and 2 dogs. I've been on Sparks a couple months.
current weight: 181.0
Posts: 2,100 1/7/11 7:56 A
Hi, I'm Ellen from NJ! I'm looking for some new food ideas to jump start my journey to goal this year and hope I can contribute some along the way too!
"This Girl Is On Fire" - keep the fire burning with SparkPeople!! EST
current weight: 152.0
Posts: 153 1/6/11 1:22 P
Hello! I'm Richard from South Carolina. I love to cook and try new recipes. Looking forward to sharing!
Pounds lost: 34.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 12 1/5/11 5:03 P
Hi, I'm Char. Looking forward to learning and sharing healthy recipes. My biggest challenge is changing how I prepare foods. Learned from my mom who thought a stick of butter went into everything (or bacon grease).
current weight: 210.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,415) Posts: 237 1/4/11 12:05 P
Hi I am from NC. I just joined SP and this team. I am looking forward to finding some good healthy recipes and trying out new foods. Check out my page!!
"A moment on your lips is a lifetime on your hips"
current weight: 175.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,191) Posts: 835 11/25/10 11:59 P
Hey my name is Sarah and I'm 26! I can't wait to start sharing healthy recipes with everyone. I train 5 times a week with a combination of HIIT cardio on the vertical bike with weight training. Feel free to check out my SparkPage and to subscribe to my blog! If you have bbm let me know also.
current weight: 155.0
Posts: 353 11/25/10 6:19 A
Hi all! My name is Sherry from Maine. I love to cook and need to find healthy recipes that are good tasting for my family.
current weight: 201.0
Posts: 33 11/17/10 5:16 P
My name is Vicki. I am a 31 year old nurse from Illinois. I have lost 26 pounds and have 99 more to go. I LOVE to cook and am looking for some healthier recipes to incorporate into my weekly menus.
current weight: 267.0
Fitness Minutes: (140) Posts: 6 11/17/10 3:14 P
I'm Jessica and I have about 25lbs to lose. My husband and I are recently married and we both love to cook. I look forward to sharing our healthy favorites with other team members.
current weight: 164.0
Posts: 60 11/13/10 11:36 A
Hi, I'm Yvette. I have 2 boys, a 12year, a 10year and my daughter is 4 months old. I'm a stay home mom though I haven't always been. I find I was more motivated about health when I was working but I barely made enough money to cover childcare for 2 kids, now with three it's not a possibility. I try to cook healthy but it's not always easy, especially when my husband cooks.
current weight: 171.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,827) Posts: 108 11/5/10 2:13 A
My name is Amanda and I'm in Central Indiana. I'm cooking for just my husband and me and we're always interested in trying something new. I'm looking forward to sharing recipes with all of you.
Pounds lost: 2.5
Posts: 3,658 11/2/10 4:43 P
I followed BREW99 here. :-)
I'm Vibeke, pronounced Veeb-ica, like Erica. :-) I'm 41, got three boys 14, 10 and 6. We're vegetarian and we love to EAT!
Vibeke ~ Health nut, green mama, plant eater, raw food enthusiast, reformed wino and coffee addict, environmentalist, compulsive recipe collector and lover of tattoos.
Hello, I'm Cindy, and have just gotten re-sparked!
My two sons and I enjoy cooking together, and they are very supportive of me!
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. ~Kurt Vonnegut
Pounds lost: 33.0
Fitness Minutes: (35,385) Posts: 483 10/24/10 6:44 P
Hello everyone! I'm new to this group. I love cooking and I love trying out new recipes. My favorite thing is baking - so I definitely need some healthy recipes for that hobby!
"The smallest gesture can have a devastating or amazingly positive impact" -Sonia Nieto
current weight: 142.4
Posts: 1,587 10/19/10 3:42 P
HI...I am new to this group. I am pretty good about making healthy breakfast and lunches...its dinner, that I alway have trouble with. Like last night, I had an extra day care kid, I had to watch late, and didn't get to the store on time...we ended up ordering pizza. Result...up 2 pounds this morning on the scale
Hopefully, I can get some healthy recipes so I'm more organized. lol
"If you're tired of starting over....stop giving up"
Posts: 112 10/19/10 6:16 A
Hi, Im Kris. I just got started and I count calories.
"We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other." ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
current weight: 176.4
Posts: 572 10/15/10 12:11 P
Hi I'm Judith and I'm excited to join your group! I love to cook delicious healthy meals and I'm excited to share recipes..
I'm worth it!!!
current weight: 211.0
Posts: 1,558 10/2/10 3:52 P
Hi everyone! I couldn't wait to join your group! I love to try new recipes, but need some more healthy ones. As I find some I like, I'll be sure to post them for you as well!! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!
Hi, my name is Melissa and I am back to SP after falling off a huge wagon. I love, love, love to cook but am now having fun making new and better choices in my recipes. I have a couple friends from work that are part of my support team. We started a mini "lunch bunch" twice a week. We take turns bringing in nutritious lunches for each other. We stay within the 400 calorie range and it has been quite a success. I am enjoying it a lot. Always looking for new ways to make things. Can't wait to meet all of you.. Stay Fierce!!!
Success without a positive attitude is called luck. Success with a positive attitude is called achievement." Mike Weisberg
SHORT TERM GOAL = under 200 by Christmas
current weight: 228.8
Fitness Minutes: (360) Posts: 50 9/28/10 9:44 A
Yay! Another expat on here. Welcome and Hi from Holland!
To get what you want, stop doing what doesn't work!
Fitness Minutes: (28,339) Posts: 5,556 9/28/10 8:07 A
Hi, I'm Laurie, from Northern New York. I found this team on another Sparker's Spark Page and since I never have too many recipes, especially healthy ones, I would join and check it out. Hi ChefSophie! Glad to see you again!
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Calvin Coolidge
Co-Leader, Friends on Our Journey Together
Co-Leader, Official Healthy Cooking Challenge
current weight: 210.0
Posts: 1,799 9/27/10 7:03 P
Hello everyone! My husband and I bought our first home in May, and with all the costs that come along with a home, we decided to begin eating at home as much as possible. We sure don't need all those calories that come with restaurant food, either! Looking forward to getting some good recipes I can add to our rotation.
current weight: 137.8
Posts: 4,498 9/26/10 10:32 P
Hi, I'm Pam and have been with Sparkpeople for years. I have really enjoyed finding delicious recipes on here. Glad to have found this team!
Pam in Maryland
current weight: 147.8
Posts: 591 9/26/10 3:23 P
Hello everyone! I'm Kim, and I'm an American living in Germany...last week was the beginning of our fifth year away from the States. I began with SP in March and have lost 15 pounds very slowly (and that was my own doing). I plan to lose the next 15 before the end of the year. Love to cook, but I love yummy and simple. Also, wacky ingredients are difficult to get in my corner of the world. Looking forward to meeting several of you, and learning some great recipes!
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right. ~Henry Ford
I'd like to think the best of me is still hiding up my sleeve. ~John Mayer
Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs...what's wrong with that? ~Wings (Paul McCartney)
current weight: 161.0
Fitness Minutes: (672) Posts: 14 9/25/10 7:02 P
Hello to all! My name is Wanda. I'm 56 and a retired teacher/counselor. About 3 years ago, I lost 42 pounds and have managed to keep MOST of it off. I am now working part-time as a personal trainer so I know the importance of proper nutrition and exercise. I'm just like my clients though, and struggle with the weight that still wants to creep up. I would like to loose 8 pounds so I can prove to myself and to my clients that I truly practice what I preach!
current weight: 118.5
Fitness Minutes: (360) Posts: 50 9/22/10 9:36 A
I'm Susan, an American living in The Netherlands. Also, I'm a long time foodie and former pastry chef. I am now turning my powers towards "good" and learning to cook healthier meals. Trying to say No to the automatic inclusion of cream, butter, etc... and enjoying the process so far. :)
I really look forward to reading the recipes and trying them out. :)
To get what you want, stop doing what doesn't work!
Posts: 108 9/21/10 10:27 A
Hi, my name is Elaina. I'm new to SP and I love to cook! I love to experiment with food and recipes and I'm always looking for new stuff to try!
~Speak kind words, receive kind echos~
"I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength." Phil 4:13
Posts: 661 9/18/10 9:12 A
Hi. I've been hanging around Sparkpeople almost 6 months now. I read a blog last night where the writer said that you can't have the foods you love. I wish I'd responded with a disagreement. I think you CAN have the foods you love, but those foods may have to be modified to comply with the requirements of a healthy lifestyle. I love to cook and I love to eat. I am hoping that this is the place for me.
current weight: 155.6
Fitness Minutes: (55,315) Posts: 3,730 9/13/10 5:34 P
Hi there I'm Civia and I love trying new recipes but I need guidance since I'm new to managing my eating. Healthy recipes sound like the ticket. I found out about this group from my SP SHADICAR so thanks to SP again.
Can't wait to see what's in the oven here!
'devote yourself to an idea. go make it happen. struggle on it. overcome your fears. smile. don't you forget: this is your dream' ~unknown
Fitness Minutes: (4,965) Posts: 30 9/9/10 10:43 P
Hi, I've joined this group hoping to find some yummy healthy recipes. I like to cook, and LOVE to eat, but am trying to now be aware of what I am eating. m
current weight: 180.0
Posts: 809 8/19/10 4:02 P
Hi my name is Chasity and I love to cook, I am glad to find this group and hope to learn some recipes that are good for my health. thanks
Posts: 72 8/16/10 10:00 A
HI I'm Heidi and I absolutely L.O.V.E. to cook. I'm very lucky to have a wonderful husband who will try anything..except for Lentil Burgers(he did try them once though). Alot of the recipes I make are HORRIBLE for us so I'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone and trying out some new recipes and getting healthy along the way!
Pounds lost: 11.6
Posts: 130 8/9/10 10:47 P
Hi - I'm Judy and I am a terrible cook, but this is about to change! I eat mainly very simple meals but would like to try some new recipes and hopefully develop some cooking skills!
current weight: 164.0
Posts: 27 8/9/10 8:59 P
Hi! I'm Kathy and I love to cook/bake. I've been working very hard to exercise and eat healthier. I have been taking my less healthy recipes and making them healthier. I am hoping to find some healthy recipes on this team.
Pounds lost: 27.2
Posts: 2 8/3/10 9:18 P
Hi..I just joined spark people..having fun so far...love to try new recipes?
current weight: 139.2
Posts: 2,561 7/21/10 12:53 P
Hi I'm Lauralyn, a 22 year old from Hawaii. I've been struggling with weight since I was eight years old, and I want very much to be healthy. I love cooking, and am always looking for ways to make healthier meals!
"I will stand by you, I will help you through, when you've done all you can do and you can't cope, I will dry your eyes, I will fight your fight, I will hold you tight, and I won't let go." ~Rascal Flatts
"Everybody falls sometimes; you gotta find the strength to rise from the ashes and make a new beginning." ~Kutless
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