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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 3 5/23/13 2:38 P
I am single with no children. I have never been married. I have spent the last 20 years battling weight loss. I am finally determined to do something about it. I'm actress but I don't want to limit my roles because of my weight. I want to be a lead actress and I need to change my weight to fit into that category.
Edited by: SEXYSLIMWOMAN13 at: 5/23/2013 (14:40)
I'd like to thank the Academy........
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (290) Posts: 1 3/26/13 9:24 A
Hello. I am a Mom of 3/5 of my children ranging from 22yrs down to 4yrs. My oldest son is making me a Grandma again, my oldest Daughter is graduating High School this May. This is what has made me get up & get moving! After my youngest daughter (4y/o) was born, I never lost the weight and have been fighting it ever since (she refused to nurse).
I started AGAIN to try to loose weigh the 1st of March. I have been using SP for about 2 weeks now and have shown the most improvement since. Even with just the food changes - the logging for accountability, without great effort in the exercise department and drinking more water instead of diet pop (which I have been drinking nearly 20yrs) I have dropped 7lbs already! I am to a point where I am ready to kick the exercise into gear.
Edited by: JENNSKINN at: 3/26/2013 (09:35)
May Peace and The Love of God Be With You Always, Jennifer
current weight: 201.5
Fitness Minutes: (151) Posts: 9 3/24/13 10:35 A
i am 54yrs.young,all my kids are grown ,i need to lose over 100lbs.i am not in good health but i am going to give this a try ,put 110% in so if i lose 10% i will still put in 100%.i am only kidding ,but its how i feel .i have tried so many times to lose weight n didnt do it, this time with the help n support of sparkpeople i know i can ,with all of your help n support .
current weight: 260.0
Posts: 9 3/20/13 9:05 P
Hello, I am a 56 year old on temporary disability from my job in the field of geriatrics. I also recently fell causing a compression fraction in my right hand and had surgery causing limitations while I go through PT at home. I am on also medication for my disability that causes me to feel sluggish, forgetful, and depressed at times..... and also put on about 50 pounds (YIKES!). I joined Sparks after my husband looked it up. It has the type of options I enjoy...nutrition, food counters, exercise, forums for support, etc. I tend to be a procrastinator so I read the article about Becoming a Morning Person, made my own daily chart for nutrition and another for activities for fitness to ensure I stick to a plan. My goal is to get to 140. I now weigh 188, embarrassingly enough. I have a wonderful husband (my second), a great son (his father is deceased) and daughter-in-law, and two absolutely adorable grandchildren. I do not mind being a Granny, I just do not want to let myself go. I would like to be able to run long distances and ride my all-terrain bike again (which has been sitting for a few years).
How can I be honest with others if I am not honest with myself?
current weight: 187.0
Fitness Minutes: (121) Posts: 5 3/20/13 7:20 P
Hello. I'm a mom to two little girls (3yo and 7mo). I'm here trying to lose some weight and get in shape before we try for another baby. I'm currently signed up for a 5k, so im trying to prepare for that.
current weight: 177.0
Fitness Minutes: (447) Posts: 2 3/17/13 12:27 P
Hi. I'm Helena from South Africa. I joined yesterday and I'm super excited. Did exercise for the first time in 2 years. Felt really good. Looking forward to tomorrow. So glad this is free.
current weight: 176.0
Posts: 89 3/16/13 11:48 P
I was born in raised in Washington State, it is beautiful and very wet. When I was kid my mom always made being outside in the rain this crazy fun thing, it wasn't till I was grown that I found out she hated the rain. I have been teaching for the past 20 years, I love it. My children are all grown up and my husband and I are getting used to life without the never ending distraction of their needs and wants. We both have grown..... in mind and girth. Sparks looks like a place that can help me process my weight issues and hopefully discover some new insights.
ï¿½The best things in life make you sweaty.ï¿½
Edgar Allan Poe
Pounds lost: 15.0
Fitness Minutes: (193) Posts: 10 3/16/13 9:25 P
Hi Everyone! My name is Ali - and from Fabulous Upstate New York. I've been on Spark a few times before and have been succusful. Hoping to lose my last 15 to 20 pounds this time around. My ten year high school reunion is in June and my Best Friend is getting married in September so i'm hoping to get to my goal weight by then. I actually just ordered my dress today - but they can always Take It In! :) Good Luck to EVERYONE on here! We Can Do It!
current weight: 155.0
Fitness Minutes: (325) Posts: 15 3/16/13 6:53 P
Hiya! My name's Nicola. I'm 25 and a single mum to 3 young kiddies (5, 18 months & 5 months) and come from New Zealand :) I'm here because I'm serious this time about losing my extra baby weight! I also have a few problems with my back now from my last two pregnancies so need to get my muscles up and working to help with that :)
Good luck everyone with your weightloss/fitness goals :D
current weight: 165.0
Posts: 15 3/16/13 1:47 P
Hi there. I'm Lauren. I'm 24 and from south Jersey. After my last attempt at weight loss I got down to 150 pounds. Now 3 years later I am up to about 220 pounds and pretty unhappy. I want to get my health under control now so that I don't have a problem in the future. I am getting married next year and want to start a family after that. I joined SP because I want to be able to use the tools I learn on here to maintain after I reach my goal weight. So here's to a fresh start and my future.
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Fitness Minutes: (45) Posts: 21 3/16/13 3:18 A
Hi, my name's Christie, I'm 26 and live in a small town in rural New South Wales, Australia. My town has only 5000 people, so getting hold of good quality fresh food isn't exactly easy!
I work as an accountant at a gold mine, which keeps my brain active at least, now I just have to get my body active too!
I was a member here on Spark a few years ago and managed to lose about 10kg (22lbs), then decided to take a break so I could focus on my study. I know, I know, my health should have been more important and I really do wish I'd have stuck it out! Because now here I am, five or six years down the track and heavier than I was before.
For me, it all about consistency. I've been through this process enough times now to know that I'm perfectly capable of doing all the planning and goal setting etc. but I just struggle to keep myself motivated to keep working on it, even when I can see the results.
I also suffer from PCOS which, amongst other things, essentially makes me pre-diabetic. Hubby and I are wanting to start a family, but it's just not happening right now either, thanks to the hormone imbalances it causes too. My doctor has told me that losing weight could help (even just 10kg) so that is my main motivation right now.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and helping each other through our struggles to acheive our goals!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The body achieves what the mind believes" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
current weight: 243.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,182) Posts: 3 3/15/13 9:45 P
Hi, my name is Betsy. I live in MA, near Boston. I am entering my 50's and the usual hormonal changes....not fun. I have been fighting weight issues since my freshman year of high school. I have tried soooo many things without success. I work in a large medical facility and discovered this site when one of the physicians recommended it to a patient I was checking out. I am hoping this will help me gain control of my weight, stop the yo-yoing, and that I will learn....I have 3 children (2 in college at this time), 1 grandchild, and a Boston Terrior. I love to read, being outdoors, camping, and yarnwork. Here's to a new journey, hoping it will be a successful one.
current weight: 150.0
Posts: 3 3/15/13 7:37 P
Hi, I'm Sara, I'm 19.
I've been on my weight loss mission for about two months now, and I went from 170 to 155. But I just recently hit a plateau, so I'm looking for some extra assistance! My ultimate goal weight is 125, but my current goal weight is 135.
I'm a full time college student and part time worker. I am absolutely addicted to food, but I think I'm gaining a little more control. I'm looking to take it all a step further. Nice to meet you all!
current weight: 157.0
Posts: 258 3/15/13 1:55 P
Hi, I'm Colleen from KY, married 28 years, two grown sons and 2 cats. Things got a little (ok, very) stressful a couple years ago with our elderly parents and a high pressure job. I let the job go but still have to deal with major family issues. What weight control I'd gained, I have over that time lost. SparkPeople helped before, so am looking forward to regaining some self-control and improving my outlook about things that affect my everyday life.
Pounds lost: 16.0
Posts: 1,280 3/15/13 3:00 A
My name is Lovely from San Jose, California. I'm in my early 40s. Happily married for many years. Never had problems with my weight until recent years. To my amazement, I had hormonal issues ( I guess..too much stress and not eating healthy combined with bad carbs) which made it very difficult to lose any weight. After eating healthy and exercising, lbs would go up rather than come down. I had given up until I corrected the hormones and noticed an improvement in me without even losing any weight. It wasn't an overnight solution but took a lot of patience. So, I'm finally here and start again and this time going to lose as much weight as I'm able. I know it's a slow process but I'm ready.
Fitness Minutes: (140) Posts: 1 3/15/13 12:39 A
I'm Kelsey. I am from Rhode Island. I have tried SP before, but this time I am sticking to it.
current weight: 212.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,517) Posts: 68 3/14/13 10:28 P
Hi my name is Jasmine. I'm from White Bluff, TN. I'm 36 years old married for 8 years. We have 2 children and 7 cats and 1 guinea pig. I decided that I really needed to get serious about losing weight and creating a healthier lifestyle for not only me but my family as well. I had a friend refer me to Spark and here I am.
current weight: 175.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 3/14/13 8:01 P
Hello my Elizabeth and I am 22. I have gained weight since I started college and stopped doing excercise. I want to lose weight and feel healthier for myself looking for recipes to a better cooking. I want a healthier body not looking at the number. I wish to go down to at least 135 by August if possible.
Fitness Minutes: (14,658) Posts: 76 3/14/13 5:56 P
I am from Chicago, a scientist, with my husband for 22 yrs and we are enjoying our first child, a son 17 months old. I love to travel domestically or internationally and hike long treks. I have hiked in the Himalayas, Alps, Rockies, Appalachia / Smokies, Andes, and several other places. I have climbed volcanoes in Chile and Panama. I also enjoy historical places such as Egypt, Jordan, Nepal, Thailand, etc... I love going anywhere in Europe or anywhere in nature such as the parks in Alberta or BC, or in the Western USA or Hawaii. I have been fit and healthy all my life, or at least until my son was born. I was a dancer (ballet) until age 27. Since having my son, I've had numerous issues with my health that are still getting sorted out. I enjoy reading nonfiction, genealogy, music, yoga, and learning foreign languages. My challenge is to lose weight and improve my body composition while getting my health issues sorted out, working a demanding job, keeping up my home, and raising my baby boy. Other challenges for me are my sweet tooth and limited time to prepare meals. It's not easy, but I need to make some changes.
Fitness Minutes: (15,502) Posts: 74 3/14/13 2:59 P
Hi, I'm Cheryl! New York City, New York
After having smoked for so many years, I finally quit 8 1/2 months ago...and gained (a few) pesky pounds. Never had any weight and/or food issues prior to then. My work has me working so many more hours than the average person, allowing very little ME time for regular fitness activity.
I have joined SparkPeople as a way to track my eating and fitness so as to get on track.
There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline...no matter how many times it is sent away.
December Minutes: 209
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 3/14/13 9:02 A
hi..my name is veronica..im mom to 4 kids ages 9 to 15..i live n NE ohio...i have about 170lbs to lose...that number is staggering to me..its even hard to write it...BUT...im ready...Ive always been active, even at my current weight..i play softball and volleyball, go swimming...ive just always wondered what it would feel ike to do those things without the extra weight..and im finally ready to stop wondering and actually do it..good luck to everyone as we embark on this journey together :)
Fitness Minutes: (310) Posts: 11 3/13/13 6:30 P
I'm naturally an athletic person and smallish but I have horrible habits. I may not be overweight, but I feel better physically and emotionally when I'm thinner and fitter, and isn't that what it's all about? Just trying to get fit, and lose 10 or 15 pounds. I think this site can be a huge blessing :) So happy to meet all of you! I read all your posts, now lets do this :)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
You are what you THINK. You are what you eat.
current weight: 148.0
Fitness Minutes: (60) Posts: 19 3/13/13 4:11 P
Hi Cyndi ! Thank you so much for your words. I really appreciate it. We're gonna get it right this time, girl ! I am confident about that ! Take care, and drink your water !,
Hey..this isn't THAT bad after all ! I even get a 'cheat day'. :-)
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (179) Posts: 29 3/13/13 12:39 P
Hi Kim! So glad you are here! Thankful you survived the heart attack! Congrats on your first 10 lb loss!
I'm Cyndi, and I'm 52. I just signed up yesterday, but I am a returning member too. I wasn't serious back then. When I read your post, I thought, oh she sounds like me!
Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.
current weight: 260.0
Fitness Minutes: (991) Posts: 7 3/13/13 1:24 A
Hi! I'm Marti. I am 18 years old and I live in Maine. I'm currently a senior in high school and I will be going to college at the end of August to study Elementary Education. I've been overweight since I was around 10. I have around 80 pounds to lose and I'm ready for the challenge!
Pounds lost: 6.0
Fitness Minutes: (60) Posts: 19 3/13/13 12:22 A
Hi ! I'm Kim, originally from Baltimore, MD; and now living in another part of Central MD. I'm 47 yrs old. I used to belong to Sparkpeople Years ago. I don't even know why I joined, because I wasn't serious about losing weight.
Well..I'm back now, and I'm as serious as a heart attack about losing weight and getting healthy. I'm that serious about it because I had one last month; a heart attack, that is.
My weight now is 240. I'm 10 lbs lighter than when I went into the hospital. I've set my goal for a 50 lb loss, but I did that to take it normally, and not to get frustrated.
Hey..this isn't THAT bad after all ! I even get a 'cheat day'. :-)
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,880) Posts: 18 3/12/13 8:30 P
I'm Chris from Orlando, FL. I turn 40 this summer and decided to get healthy after reaching my max weight of 207 just before Christmas. I started eating better and I'm doing crossfit 4 times a week. I'm down to 192 as of this morning with a goal of being at 170 by June.
Pounds lost: 6.2
Fitness Minutes: (30) Posts: 1 3/12/13 8:03 P
Hi I'm Amy and I'm from Wisconsin. I'm new to this but really want to get healthy. I feel so much better when I work out. I am trying to eat healthier too. Hope this website can help!
Fitness Minutes: (13,171) Posts: 52 3/12/13 3:56 P
I'm MJ and I used sparkpeople a while back and have decided to return. I'm a female from MA who has been on a rollercoaster ride when it comes to losing weight. I managed to lose 20 lbs this past summer and fall. I have however hit a road block on my journey to becoming healthier and fit.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (55) Posts: 5 3/12/13 2:44 P
My name is Abby. I am new to this site. I want to become healthy and lose weight. I tend to yo-yo and I would like to make this the final weight loss. I just turned 40 and am a mother to 7 wonderful children ages 1-19.
"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." ~Hebrews 12:11
"I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." ~Romans 7:15
Pounds lost: 9.0
Posts: 10 3/12/13 2:22 P
I'm Amy from Columbus Indiana. I just joined Sparkpeople today hoping to find some accountability to get healthy, improve my fitness, and hope to lose weight as well. I've successfully lost weight in the past, but I'm finding it hard to re-establish the habits that have led to past successes.
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 3/12/13 1:00 P
Hello I'm Anya, from Philadelphia, PA, USA I'm 57 and today I decided to get healthy. I want to loose weight, start to exercise and learn to eat healthy. I can use all the help and advice you wish to share. I'm not sure where tobegin.
Fitness Minutes: (95,453) Posts: 1,851 3/12/13 12:17 P
Hello newvbies & welcome to the team.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST
COOKINGSTARS BECKY JANTZ
Total SparkPoints: 90,905
SparkPoints Level 19
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 5 3/12/13 11:18 A
Hi! My name is Tina. I hope to lose 130 lbs. I turn 40 this year. I am excited to begin the program. I love to read and watch movies. I also want to take up a dance class.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 3/12/13 2:07 A
Hi. I'm Ann. I'm 45 and would like to loose all this excess weight by my next birthday. I live in Northern California with my 17 year old son.
Fitness Minutes: (10) Posts: 1 3/11/13 11:42 A
HI EVERYONE, I AM NEW TO THE SPARK TEAM. JUST SIGNED UP TODAY! IM EXCITED TO SHARE THIS JOURNEY WITH ALL OF YOU. I AM A SINGLE MOM THAT HAS GAINED 40 LBS SINCE MY DIVORCE 5 YEARS AGO.
BUT I'M READY TO LIVE HEALTHY AND BE HAPPY IN ALL AREAS OF MY LIFE!
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 3/10/13 10:36 P
Hello I am Bonie! I am 21 years old and I am trying to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy lifestyle. I am 5ft 5in and used to weigh 172 pounds at my heaviest. Now trough diet and exercise I have reached 123 pounds. However I have had a few episodes of bulimia along the way. Now I am just looking for support to maintain my healthy weight and create a healthy lifestyle.
Posts: 8 3/10/13 10:13 P
Hey, Cookingstars Becky ... I grew up in Newton, Kansas (from 2nd grade through high school graduation, anyway)! I'm in Iowa now ... have been for over 20 years.
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Fitness Minutes: (105) Posts: 39 3/10/13 6:56 P
Hello! I'm 51 (until March 20), and I'm here to lose weight and get healthy as I make major changes in my life.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 3/10/13 6:14 P
Hello to all! I have been with SP a few months but decided to start fresh with my new start in life. I am 51 and newly separated from an abusive husband and ready for a better life!
current weight: 172.0
Fitness Minutes: (15) Posts: 2 3/10/13 1:47 P
Hey!! my name is Tega I'm 19 n username is tenaohwo1 I'm from Nigeria I have been on a diet a couple of times but I am believing and hopeful that this is my last
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 3/10/13 6:08 A
Hi! My name is Sarah I am 25 years old I got married last month & have just returned from a fabulous honeymoon in Thailand This is my second time using Sparkpeople I live in Melbourne, Australia
current weight: 191.0
Posts: 3,931 3/4/13 11:00 A
hi my name is Linda my user name is tuppence03 I live in the midlands. of the UK my birthday is 1st 1st 9166 i have been a member of spark for 5 years
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