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Fitness Minutes: (638) Posts: 50 3/14/14 11:53 A
everybody my name is Jasmine I am 22 years old. I'm currently obese an need help from as many people as I can get to motivate me an tell me never to give up. I'm currently in another group an I really love those guys, so I came an join this group for more friends an motivation. I'm a easy person to get along with an cool to talk to. I'm getting married on June 22, 2014 by May I want to be down to 180lbs. Im currently 238lbs my goal weigh is 150lbs. God has my back so do Spark people.
I'm interested in females friends that's willing to help each other on our goals, love to make conversation about losing weight!
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,225) Posts: 17 3/13/14 6:47 P
Hello everyone, I joined Sparkpeople towards the end of Jan 2014. I am still learning the system, and still looking around checking out the site. There are lots of things on this website. And have to admit, I get lost in some of the posts, from others and articles, etc....
Anyhow, I did join other teams, like 30-50 lbs or more to lose, Florida and now this one too. I am 33 years young, and hit the heavies point in my life, so now we need to get this weight in control. I have been making baby steps since November/Dec 2013, but decided to crank up my efforts Jan/Feb 2014. Glad to know I am not alone and others are working just as hard and together to achieve the same goal.
Much success to all
Fitness Minutes: (763) Posts: 39 3/13/14 5:09 P
Everyone!! I'm Faye, 24 years old. Not new to Spark but trying to be more active and engaged with the SP community.
Hope you're all having a happy, healthy week!
Every day, every hour, every minute, every BREATH is a chance to start over.
current weight: 242.0
Fitness Minutes: (16,326) Posts: 7 3/13/14 4:34 P
Hello. My name is Angela and I am 48 years old. I have a little boy who is about to turn 10. I live in St. Louis MO and this cold winter has made me ready to get outside. I have recently been diagnosed with Diabetes which has thrown me for a curve. I am trying to get into better shape and live a healthier life. I look forward to finding a buddy to help me with my journey and that I can maybe help as well.
March Minutes: 921
Posts: 4 3/13/14 3:02 P
Hello. Frank here. New at this. Only a month so far in SP. Had weight issues all my life. Struggled a lot with them. In the last 10 years gained a considerable amount of weight. Tried different methods, but it was the lack of perseverance what messed up the outcome. last December, I made a promise to myself to make a dramatic and consistent Lifestyle change. So far, doing great. exercising periodically, eating healthy and embracing the new lifestyle. Greetings to all here. Encouraging messages will be highly appreciated. Feel free to check my blog!
current weight: 235.5
Fitness Minutes: (4,703) Posts: 4 3/12/14 4:04 A
Hello! My name is Alina and I'm 21. I've been struggling with my weight since childhood. Now I'm fighting my sugar addiction. I'm open to parnership and love to support people))
current weight: 141.0
Fitness Minutes: (110) Posts: 42 3/12/14 12:04 A
Howdy. I'm Winter. I have gone up and down with my weight over the years but it steadily climbs higher on the ups than it slides on the downs. I am a Mom and full time performing arts minister. I'm in the snowd-in midwest, but Spring is coming and I WILL get out of the house eventually...lol I write and surf the teams regularly so I'll be around. Be well
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road progress means doing an about turn and walking back to the right road. In this case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. C.S. Lewis
current weight: 232.0
Posts: 12 3/11/14 11:44 P
My name is Dawn. I am from the East Coast and have been snowed in for a while. I do not have a partner to help me in my journey really. My daughters are doing the diet with me but do not have to lose as much and can be more flexible with it than me because of my health problems. I have problems with stress and eat when I stress alot. Hope this team can help me.
current weight: 312.0
Posts: 1,431 3/11/14 2:05 A
Hi, I'm Doug. West Coast born and raised in BC Canada. New to this team, but have played with Sparks for a while. I successfully lost 65 pounds 2012-2013, but didn't fair so well on the maintenance part of the deal.
Back at the grindstone to get back to 185 pounds and to maintain properly this time. I am 58 this year and retired a few years ago. I have hypothyroidism with no other complications. I am on a Gluten Free diet because my wife is Gluten Intolerant (not Celiac, but has very prominent physical symptoms if she eats any wheat / gluten products). I will see you around the message boards as I continue to seek out an accountability partner.
"I don't need a personal trainer so much as I need someone to follow me around and slap unhealthy food out of my hands"
current weight: 225.0
Fitness Minutes: (405) Posts: 58 3/5/14 8:19 P
Pounds lost: 15.0
Fitness Minutes: (80) Posts: 17 3/5/14 7:43 P
current weight: 219.5
Fitness Minutes: (1,340) Posts: 144 3/5/14 7:27 P
Hi, I'm Laura new to this team.I Iive in CA and am 31 years old. I am not married, no kids yet either. Thanks for the invite to this team. Hope everyone is having a good day. Laura
current weight: 261.8
Fitness Minutes: (80) Posts: 17 3/5/14 11:59 A
Hi, my name is Kathy and I live in Nevada, currently looking for work, Have found myself out of control eating and want to gain control by having support and accountability, I am hoping this board will help me
current weight: 219.5
Fitness Minutes: (996) Posts: 42 3/3/14 11:38 A
Hi Everyone! Thank you for inviting me to your team. I am a 30 year old former teacher, currently administrative assistant looking to get in shape. I live in a suburb of Chicago. I am a die hard Bears, White Sox and Hawks fan! I have two beautiful huskies who I love to pieces. When I look in the mirror I am more than unhappy with what I see. For the past two years I wouldn't wear shorts in the summer because of my legs. This summer I would like to wear a pair of shorts. So far I have been doing this for 2 weeks and haven't seen any results. I'm not giving up but could really use some friends and support. If you would like to add me as a friend go ahead. I will try to provide you with encouragement and support!
Pounds lost: 9.0
Fitness Minutes: (312) Posts: 234 2/28/14 3:18 P
Hi! I live in Tennessee and am a retired teacher (math, which I taught in our county for 25 years). I now work as secretary/bookkeeper at my church, Sacred Heart. I am a devoted Catholic, mother of four adult children, two adult grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. I am 75 years old & in a couple of months will be 76! My eating plan began on January 13, 2014 and since then I have lost 10.5 lbs. It's hard for me to exercise, both because I have a few physical problems and because I work and play the piano or organ at my church up to three times a weekend! But I finally made my doctor agree that I could join the gym, which I plan to do after March 1st (payday)!
Many thanks for the invitation!
Edited by: BENE38464 at: 2/28/2014 (15:21)
Pounds lost: 12.5
Fitness Minutes: (379) Posts: 26 2/28/14 10:05 A
Hello everyone! My name is Julie and I'm a 29 year old electrical engineer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. God, family, and now my health are the most important things in my life. I also train in karate with my parents and husband. My goals are to lose ultimately 120 lbs or so but baby steps first so right now I would like to be down 40. My main reason for desperately needing to get healthy is that me and my husband have been trying to conceive for years now and it just hasn't happened. We have and amazing marriage and really want to add a child to our lives. Right now, the doctors say that my chances of pregnancy go up with every pound lost so I am trying to make it happen! Lots of healthier choices and prayers to St.Gerard in my life right now! It's very nice to be in this group and I look forward to talking to all of you.
Pounds lost: 28.8
Fitness Minutes: (231) Posts: 3 2/28/14 9:14 A
My name is Beth. I am new to Spark People but I have not been very motivated lately. I could come up with a hundred excuses about how the winter is long...or I think I am coming down with a bug.....or blah blah blah blah. So what I am trying to say is I think having another person that is holding me accountable would be very beneficial. Just thinking about it makes me want to have a very productive and healthy day. Hope everyone is as excited about this team as I am.
current weight: 267.6
Fitness Minutes: (21,424) Posts: 48 2/28/14 12:00 A
Hi, I'm Lauren. Thanks for the invite! I'm a mommy of a preschooler and still trying to shake the baby weight.
Nothing moves until ShaunT tells it to move. ~ Shaun T.
March Minutes: 1,697
Posts: 8 2/27/14 10:28 P
hello everyone! I thought I would try out this team, I really like the idea of being accountable to someone. also working through the challenges this team has. I've been overweight most of my life. lost a lot of it a few years ago and managed to keep most of it off. I am not happy with how I look quite yet, I'm not sure how much weight I have to lose because I haven't weighed myself sense I was pregnant. My main focus is gaining strength and the ability to so the things I would like to do, I figure as I become happy with myself, I will be happy with how I look. (hope that makes sense).
anyway a little more about me. work full time in a clothing factory, go to school less than part time, I'm the mother of a very spirited little girl, married to the man of my dreams, have a strong faith in God, and love to learn/read.
Fitness Minutes: (630) Posts: 120 2/27/14 7:24 P
hi and thank you for inviting me to join.. I look forward to supporting and being supported by the team members...
Edited by: I_AM_A_BLESSING at: 2/27/2014 (19:25)
"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again!"
Pounds lost: 20.0
Fitness Minutes: (405) Posts: 58 2/27/14 6:06 P
Hi! Thanks for the invite to this group! My name is Sam. I am 47 and have been dealing with an overweight issue all my life. Been on every diet out there and I'm still overweight. This time I feel is different tho. I have a determination in me that I've never felt before. And that's a good thing. I look forward to meeting new friends. Also looking forward to giving and getting encouraging words. Feel free to add me.
Edited by: KAMEE720 at: 2/27/2014 (18:18)
Pounds lost: 15.0
Fitness Minutes: (556) Posts: 61 2/27/14 4:10 P
Hi I just joined this group. I have struggled all my life with my weight or body image all my life. I have had enough. I know I can get this done. I am concentrating on making real honest steps to change my unhealthy habits. I am not sure how long it takes to get to my goal weight. I work a demanding yet isolating type of job so I am reaching out to find the emotional and mental support I need. I have been married to my husband for 20 years but he is 100 plus pounds over weight and doesn't like changes so I know I am pretty much alone here with this. But I am determined to get back to the healthy person I was. I am very aware that the job I do is contributing to over drinking and eating. I started two months ago with cutting down and almost all out " Eating out" and this last month I have been working on logging my food so I can see where my calories come from and just today I added in some working out. ( Well) what I call working out. I started at 235 and I am now 229. One positive thing is I love to drink water so that's a goal I don't have much issue with. Anyway this is me.
current weight: 231.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,430) Posts: 5 2/27/14 3:11 P
Hi, I just joined this board this morning, but I'm really interested in finding an accountability partner. I'm 24 and for the past 6 or so years my weight has just ballooned up on me, to the point where I now need to lose 130ish pounds. I'd love to get a good chunk of that goal done by December, because I'm having my wedding in March2015.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
Pounds lost: 9.9
Fitness Minutes: (1,262) Posts: 25 2/27/14 1:27 P
My age is 61, I'm overweight by about ten pounds. I want to lose from 153 down to 143. After having hip surgery a year ago, I woke up about a month ago and realized I was not participating in my health! My goals are to exercise regularly again, which is slow but progressing, and to eat much less. I have some grandkids I want to have a footrace with! I can get motivated and have a positive attitude, I just need to be conscious of my actions and not fall back in to the snacking and being lazy.
Edited by: SHIRLOCKS1 at: 2/27/2014 (13:27)
March Minutes: 468
Fitness Minutes: (1,118) Posts: 14 2/27/14 10:14 A
Hello!!! I'm Bethany, some people call me Betty. I just joined the group this morning and am excited to find a partner to encourage each other. I'm 34 and live in Erie, PA with my husband, 2 ferrets, and 3 parakeets. I have about 150 pounds to lose to be considered a healthy weight. I'm vegan and just started actually using spark people on Monday even though I signed up LAST YEAR!
current weight: 311.5
Fitness Minutes: (15) Posts: 3 2/27/14 5:56 A
Hi, my name is Margaret and I live in sunny (sometimes) Florida with my husband and two teenagers. I presently belong to a TOPS chapter and they have helped me lose about 30 lbs. I am an emotional eater and when I plan things out (activities, meals, to-do lists) I do fairly well in my weight loss journey. But it is the little things that "pop-up" in daily life that get me started with mindless eating. It can be the kids fighting with each other or me, it can be a "planned day" not working out, being tired and not wanting to take a break,or any number of things that get me "off track". I AM doing a lot better with these things but still struggle. I guess my motto should be "One Day At A Time".
current weight: 180.5
Posts: 2,228 2/27/14 12:22 A
that's a super start. Also it's good you are satified. Some empty nesters don't know what to do witht hemselves, but they could enjoy dating and doing hobbies and such.
Fitness Minutes: (5,574) Posts: 2,777 2/26/14 11:09 P
I just joined tonight and wanted to say 'hi' Since Feb. 5th, I have been watching my eating habits improve and also exercising more (3-4x's/week). My exercise of choice is Leslie Sansone's Walk Away The Pounds. I borrowed a few of her dvds from the library and just bought some recently. It's amazing how much you sweat! lol
I live on the Oregon coast with my husband - we are "empty nesters" (and love it!)
March Minutes: 188
Posts: 67 2/19/14 8:54 A
Lively - I think that's my problem. I'm not sure what I really like. Typically, I will get on a treadmill and do some strength training. I also learned to swim a few years ago and used to do that pretty consistently. But I can't say I really ENJOY it. Now that it is warming up outside, I think I'll set my sights on swimming. But I have a few pounds to lose before I can fit into my swim suit again.
Edited by: BEANIESA at: 2/19/2014 (08:54)
"The difference between try and triumph is a little umph."
March Minutes: 102
Fitness Minutes: (2,308) Posts: 47 2/19/14 4:00 A
Hi! My name is Laura and I'm 30 years old. I was on this team last year but decided to rejoin. Accountability is such an important thing!!
I'm from Chicago but have been living in Africa for the past 8 years working as a missionary. I absolutely love working with the people here and seeing them grow in their walk with Christ- especially the women!!
"Your desire to change must be greater then your desire to stay the same."
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Gal 2:20
current weight: 194.4
Posts: 473 2/18/14 10:11 P
Hi there :) My name is Danielle and I have been on spark foreverrrr. I have always started strong and always sabotaged close to my end goal :( I have come back with a vengeance this time. I am very determined to see this to the end this time and be able to announce im at my goal weight! (long ways to go have 70 lbs to lose) I got a personal trainer just for the incentive to finish this time. When it comes to having to pay for a service it sure lights a fire under you! Also - Im a chef which makes weight loss oh so fun lol
Never Give Up, Never Surrender!
current weight: 216.0
Posts: 2,228 2/18/14 7:56 P
Beaniesa, what kind of activity do you like doing, when you are doing what we should...?
I bought some lovely beads in a fabric store. When my friend will complete certain amount of things ( she tracks on a calender with a sticker ); I'm going to send her one of these preety beads. Maybe she will make a necklace, bracelet , or keychain.
Posts: 67 2/18/14 2:17 P
Hello, all! I am excited to join this group! I really feel that what I need is accountability...it's just too easy to cheat myself out of the doing the 'right thing.' Right now, I feel like I have my food choices pretty much under control, but I can NOT get myself moving!!
I have one more week of volunteering at the rodeo event that's here in town, and hope getting back to my 'normal' routine will be what I need to get on track. (There I go again -- putting it off...)
I look forward to being an active contributor to this group!
"The difference between try and triumph is a little umph."
March Minutes: 102
Posts: 109 2/9/14 11:46 P
Hi Everyone! I'm V and I was invited to join this group and decided to check it out. I'm working on getting out of a rut that has had me stuck for quite a while and one of the things I'm doing for that is going through Anthony Robbins' Personal Power 2. If any of you also happens to going through PP2, I'd love to chat, compare notes, and cheer each other on!
March Minutes: 902
Posts: 2,228 2/9/14 11:16 P
that's good, Guy, I think you can receive a bunch of help here.
Posts: 3 2/9/14 4:54 P
Hey all, working on getting out of the pre- diabetic phase of my life. That is going to involve diet and exercise. I am motivated and ready to get on with this. I just turned 55, live in cold minnesota...lol I need all the support i can get!
current weight: 233.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,834) Posts: 967 2/7/14 9:20 A
I was invited to join this team ( ) so wanted to tell you a little about myself. I'm 57, married to Bob, and we live in Florida. I've been working on getting this weight off for the last 6 years, and up until recently all I've done is gain more. I'm slowly getting the numbers down now and want to keep it going down. Any added support would be greatly appreciated.
I am so glad I found this group. I really do want to have someone to be accountable so that we both can reach our goals. I am a mother of a 22 year old who is off at college and I am trying to start a new life and find out more about me. This year I would love to meet the goal of losing 80 lbs. Thanks all and God bless!!
current weight: 211.5
Fitness Minutes: (2,871) Posts: 28 2/6/14 1:20 P
Hello all from snowy Ohio!
I was invited to this group by MRSTWIGGY and I'm glad she sent the invite. I think it's great that this group is actually committed to finding partners to help make one another accountable - especially since our little online community may be all we have in terms of support!
I really looking forward to talking to you all and reaching our goals together!
Right now I'm dealing with a little discouragement from the weather (being in NE Ohio....i.e. in the Snowbelt, we just got dealt a nice winter storm the other day)
I've been keeping myself moving, but the prospect of going running outside with temperatures in the teens isn't the most appealing (although my Husky/Malamute mix thinks otherwise!) So I've been doing cardio videos on youtube to get my heartrate up every day.
current weight: 127.8
Fitness Minutes: (1,700) Posts: 7 2/6/14 12:50 P
Hi, my name is Carey, and I am very excited to be here. I began my Spark Journey in January, and I am finding the threads, Spark Points, and my new Spark Activity Tracker very motivating.
I know slow and steady wins the race, but find myself a little impatient at times not seeing the scale drop more than a few ounces or pound at a time, but keep reminding myself I didn't gain it all in one day too... this takes time and commitment.
That having been said, I enjoy sports, love the outdoors, and am learning to not let weight hold me back-a real stretch for me! :)
Thank you for the invitation, and I look forward to being a positive "spark" among this group!
The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now. ĖBill Cosby
Pounds lost: 19.8
Posts: 2,924 2/6/14 11:47 A
Hello! Thanks for the invitation. This is just what I need somewhere and somebody for accountability. This I hope will be the motivation that I need.
My name is Janice. I am a 75-year-old retired widow. I joined Spark People some years back. At that time I reached my goal and maintained my weight until I had some problems with my knees. My knees are much better now but not back to the way they once were.
I hope there is someone in the group who lives alone that will share some ideas for eating alone. I hate leftovers and find it difficult to cook for one.
'Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals"
Janice - St. Louis
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 3 2/5/14 6:58 P
Hi everyone! My name is Kayleigh. I'm 26 and currently have just under 200lbs to lose. I've never been really healthy but as I pursue my nursing degree and realize how badly I want kids, I need to change. I usually start off my lifestyle change pretty strong but for some reason always fall off track. I will take all the support I can get as well as give support and encouragement. Good Luck everyone on their goals!
current weight: 334.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,844) Posts: 1,029 2/5/14 3:07 P
Hi everyone, here I am back at the beginning again after several months of denial that I needed to be getting back on track. I will be 56 years old this year, suffer from high blood pressure, thyroid issues (the one that makes you gain weight) and a lack of motivation and sustainability. I've been a SPARKER since 2008, and an on-again/off-again Weight Watcher and every year that scale keeps climbing...
After getting my health stats back in November, I decided that it was time to get off the pot and get back to work - but then the holidays hit and it only gave me another reason not to stay focused and on track.
January came and I hit the ground running, I've been tracking (most days) and logging on to SP (most days). I feel that I am in a better place now then when I started, but feel myself waning. I'm hoping that joining a team will help keep me focused and accountable.
Good Luck Everyone.
I AM STRONG - because I know my Weaknesses I AM BEAUTIFUL - because I am aware of my Flaws I AM FEARLESS - because I learnt to recognize illusion from Reality I AM WISE - because I learn from my Mistakes I AM LOVER - because I have felt Hate and I CAN LAUGH - because I have known Sadness
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. - David Viscott
Pounds lost: 1.4
Fitness Minutes: (318) Posts: 6 2/4/14 6:14 P
Hi everyone 41 year old female just needing extra support and motivation a long way to go . Down 2 pounds .
current weight: 282.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 47 2/1/14 1:01 P
Hello I am Bethany, I am looking for an accountabilty partner also. I am 46 yrs old. So if you want to give and recieve advice and support let me know. Wildpink3
current weight: 380.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,434) Posts: 166 2/1/14 10:15 A
Hello everyone, my name is Jai. I am turning 30 years old soon and I am planning on getting my life in a new direction by that time. I am a mother of two toddlers. I have stopped taking care of myself like I should. It's time to change! I'm looking to have an accountability partner that will support me through my journey.
"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can." -unknown
"Listen closely: the only time it's too late to change yourself is when you're dead. Until then, you're simply making excuses or lying to yourself."
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 47 1/30/14 1:51 P
Hello, this is Wildpink3. I like the fact that you are from somewhere different than me I live in the USA. I hope to be an accountabilty partner not only to support you but to hear about your country. I have 200 plus to lose.
current weight: 380.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 47 1/30/14 1:46 P
Hello, I am Wildpink3 I am 46 yrs old. I have 200 plus lbs to lose. I am will to be an accountably Partner with you.
current weight: 380.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 47 1/30/14 1:28 P
Hello , I am Wildpink3, I also have bipolar disorder. I am willing to chat with you. I am 46 yrs old. I am trying to get rid of 200 plus lbs. Slow and steady wins the race.
current weight: 380.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 47 1/30/14 1:18 P
I am at the beginning of my journey in weight loss. But you can send and recieve texts to me if you want too if not thats ok too. I am looking for an accountabilty partner as well.
current weight: 380.0
Posts: 2,208 1/29/14 10:09 P
I just joined this team. I'm looking for accountability to lose the last of my weight. I'm looking for a accountability texting partner. I'm finding old ways are creeping back in. I don't want to go there. Giving and getting support I think is a must. Looking forward in getting to know you all and hoping to find a accountability texting buddy or 2!
This is my year to reach goal. I'm getting so close to goal. Won't be long now.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Pounds lost: 42.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 47 1/29/14 5:48 P
I am Wildpink3 I have 200 plus pounds to lose. I have changed my eating habits all last year. now this year I have added exercise. My favorite thing to eat is fruit. I love drawing,reading, macramae, and video games. I take part in church as well on a regular basis. I am looking for an account ability partner. Who is willing to give and take support in their weight loss journey. Wildpink3
Edited by: WILDPINK3 at: 2/1/2014 (13:03)
current weight: 380.0
Posts: 2,228 1/28/14 8:48 P
I hope you find something intersting to eat, and try differant things you actually like.
Fitness Minutes: (1,148) Posts: 29 1/28/14 4:16 P
Hi Everyone, My name is Kelly and I live in Anchorage Alaska. I am 48, married with a son age 14. I have about 100 lbs. to lose but my ultimate goal is to be healthy and able to move freely without pain. I have been yo-yo dieting most of my life. I have taken so many weight loss classes and tried so many different ways to loose the weight. I have been successful in the past but I always let something get in the way and the weight comes back again. Well this time it is going to work.
I have recently found out that I am allergic or sensitive to processed grains, corn, soy, rice, dairy, milk, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, & eggs. Boy is this hard to do. You do not realize how much you miss something until you cannot eat it. The biggest problem if I eat these foods at the moment is inflammation in my joints and it causes lots of problems when you cannot exercise and barely able to walk for a couple of day. So elimination is my goal. I am reading about the Paleo style of eating and may be able to get some new ideas to get creative with cooking. I tend to eat the same thing over and over and then get tired of it.
Looking forward to being part of the team.
Pounds lost: 20.2
Fitness Minutes: (3,736) Posts: 44 1/27/14 11:19 P
Hi team, my name is Larissa and I'm a 25 year old young woman, married with a young 5 year old daughter. I have struggled with weight for as long as I remember and I have decided to make this year the healthiest year of my life yet. I enjoy exercising but nutrition is sometimes an issue for me. I am happy to be a part of this team
I can and I will do this through Christ who strengthens me!!!
current weight: 158.5
Posts: 42 1/27/14 8:26 P
Hi everyone! My name is Angel and I am a 33 yr old married mother of three who is currently living in central NY. My main vice is binge eating, which is still a constant struggle, but fitness is becoming quite the hobby for me. I am looking to run my first 5K and obstacle run this year and would like to drop 50 lbs in the process. I have really begun to enjoy group fitness classes, my fave being the "Pound Rockout Workout" (if you haven't heard of it, Google it--it's awesome!) I coach youth soccer, love to "letterbox" (another thing to google), love the outdoors, and enjoy reading...I am really excited to be part of this team!
Pounds lost: 5.0
Posts: 32 1/27/14 5:30 P
Hi there! I'm Melissa, I'm 38 and overweight even though I'm a fitness instructor. I'm doing Tracy Anderson Omnicentric hoping this will be the missing link. I'm also trying to be a little bit more consistent with logging. My biggest hurdle is bad behavior at night--I'm a saint all day long then completely fall to pieces at dinner time. I'm trying to eat MORE in the day time, because I think maybe undereating at breakfast and lunch is the culprit. I live in Alaska, but moved here from the Florida Keys, so yeah, I'm forever bitching about that. It was a worthwhile sacrifice in the long run, I'm a mommy and soon to be married and ever so much wiser than I was when I was a beach bunny. Can't wait to meet my partner in accountability.
Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own accomplishments and the blessings I've been given.
current weight: 156.6
Posts: 2,228 1/27/14 5:03 P
welcome! I'm sure you'll find the right partner and lots of inspiration.
Posts: 26 1/27/14 4:21 P
My name is Danielle, I'm 34, and although I have been a member of SparkPeople for several years, I've never really taken it that seriously. I would eat better/exercise/track for a while, and then life would get in the way somehow and I would give up and stop logging on. Then I'd get back on, and then give up again. This time is a little different for me though. My New Years Resolution is to get healthy and my current goal is to lose 100 pounds by the end of the year. So I've jumped head first into everything that Sparkpeople has to offer and so far I'm seeing really promising results. I'm finding that the more involved I get with the various SparkTeams and with my SparkFriends, the better and more motivated I feel all around.
I will be looking for a partner, so if anything I have said has struck a chord with you, let me know
current weight: 235.2
Posts: 49 1/26/14 9:00 A
Hi, my name is Carolyn. I would love to have a partner so we can encourage one another to be accountable, making a healthy lifestyle a new and lasting habit.
I am 62 and feel much younger than that. I used to be atheletic and want to get back in shape. I have been going to the gym one day a week and even though my work leaves me very little free time during the week, I want to make time for two more trips to the gym per week.
I want to start counting calories and being a responsible eater, making more healthy choices.
I don't want to buy bigger clothes, I want the ones I have to feel loose!
Edited by: SELFANTIGEN at: 1/26/2014 (09:05)
A year from now, you will wish you started today.
If you exercised when you first thought about it, you would be finished by now.
Suck it up and one day, you will be able to suck it in. *All quotes from my wise friend who lost 98 pounds.
current weight: 168.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,960) Posts: 54 1/25/14 11:39 P
Iím glad I found this team because Iíve really wanted to find a partner.
Iím 41, divorced, and a mother of four wonderful children, ages 21, 18, 14, and 8. I work part time and go to school. My plan is to become a librarian (right now Iím a circulation clerk). I live with my boyfriend, whom I adore. Right now I weigh 213 lbs. Thatís down from my highest weight which was 225. My goal is to reach 165. Thatís what I weighed before I started having babies. Iím 5í11Ē so Iím nice and slim at that weight. I donít have any major medical issues, but I am bipolar and on medication. The meds help a lot but I still have to put up with moderate shifts in mood/behavior.
I donít have much in the way of friends. I would sure like a partner for mutual support and accountability. I would like someone who is willing to check-in just about every day and who also is willing to chat about things beyond losing weight/getting healthy. Someone close to my age would be ideal, but Iím flexible. If you check out my Spark page you can see what things I like to do. I'm very easy to get along with.
"I just want to live while I'm alive." --Bon Jovi
current weight: 211.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,001) Posts: 63 1/25/14 1:41 P
I am new to this team, well,sort of. I joined and as life does, got distracted from the site. I did check daily on sparkpeople, just not enough time to post.
I want to thank those team members that notice I joined and welcome me so openly on my spark page, Thank you, logging in and seeing people online really do care meant alot to me.
I am 44years old and a mother of two wonderful young female adults. My oldest is married and moved out a few years ago, my youngest is still at home, going to college. I am a stay at home mom, although now with my children all grown up - I have to re-prioritize making myself first.
So, here I am on sparkpeople to get help in losing 25Lbs and get into shape. I use to be 180 a year ago, with stress I now weigh 146 (lost in a bad way). I now have hanging flesh (nasty) am looking for someone to check on me, via spark page,spark mail, here in forum. What I mean by check on is ask me if I did my exercises, or advice me (give me your opinion on how I can improve, or substitute meals) I of course will do the same.
Total SparkPoints: 6,037
SparkPoints Level 8
Posts: 690 1/23/14 12:27 P
My name is Megan, and I'm a 44 year-old freelance writer and editor who lives in Northern California. My work is pretty sedentary, I have a herniated disk in my lower back, and I take medication that is known to cause weight gain. I'm also a compulsive overeater in recovery with Overeaters Anonymous. All of this makes losing weight quite a challenge!
I've had some success recently by combining Jorge Cruise's Belly Fat Diet (I've cut way back on carbs and increased my protein intake) with a 23-day exercise streak. Still, I have a long way to go. My goal is to lose 56 pounds by the end of July 2014.
I'm looking for someone who can help keep me on-track with my plan to increase the amount of time and intensity with which I exercise.
Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life? --Mary Oliver
current weight: 186.2
Posts: 2,228 1/21/14 7:49 P
there are so many people here that have been where you are. Keep doing what your doing, and read their stories. There are some astonishing ones.
Fitness Minutes: (200) Posts: 398 1/21/14 6:41 P
Im Samantha but my friends call me swest. ;) Im barren and 285lbs. I want to lose weight to have kids
Pounds lost: 18.8
Fitness Minutes: (465) Posts: 14 1/16/14 9:15 A
My name is Rachel. I've been struggling with my weight my entire life but in the past six months I have gained over one hundred pounds. I didn't realize how out of control my weight was until I started have chest pains and difficulty breathing. My doctor told me that if I continued on the path I was heading I would for sure be diabetic and could develope many other health problems as well. I am more deteremined to lose weight then ever before and this time I'm doing it right. No diet pills or starving myself. Just healthy eating and exercise. I found that doing thirty day challenges has been working really well for me. I do several different thirty day challenges every day. I also do cardio and strength training everyday. I use to dread exercising but now I actually look forward to it. I have been trying to keep my calories as close to 1200 as possible but I have realized by doing this I am neglecting to get enough servings of vegetables and fruits and I plan to make some changes soon. I also enjoy keeping track of my steps and going for walks in the woods.
current weight: 285.4
Posts: 1,385 1/15/14 3:18 P
Hi my name is Katie. I am following the Maker's diet resolution and the Maker's diet I began my heaviest weight at 250 pounds. I am currently 185 pounds. I set small goals of losing 5 pound a month to make a realistic and reachable.
I want to keep eating healthy more fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and less meat.
I drink 100 ounces of water
my biggest thing is working out consistently 6 days a week for 30 minuets
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current weight: 177.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,930) Posts: 3 1/15/14 7:49 A
Hiya! I'm Petal. I'm tracking calories and trying to amp up protein and fiber to keep me full. I'm also working to try and get in more vegetables in ways that make me happy to eat them. My weight loss goal for the year is to lose 24 pounds, but being healthier in general would make me happy, weight loss or no. I started 1/1 at about 234, so 210 is my goal. That's smaller than I've been since college! (a mere 2-8 years ago, depending who you ask). The end. About me being a person: I'm 32, an accountant (aka weirdo--in the best of ways). I love accents (linguistics hobby), reading (AJ Jacobs, Mary Roach, Jasper Fforde and Neil Gaiman are some favorite authors), being outside, and music (anything with a good beat).
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