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Posts: 87 3/7/14 12:50 P
Hi, my name is Andreja, I'm 28 years old and I live in Europe. I'm looking for an accountability partner / friend to share the weight loss journey with, maybe also the ups and downs of daily life. I'm married, no kids yet, my main hobby is reading and I also love doing my workouts - Turbo Jam and Shaun T's Rockin' Body along with some walking. My main struggle is with food. I love sweets and I'm working hard to keep my sweet tooth under control. I lost 35 pounds with SP last year and it's time for me to get to a healthy weight - 30 pounds more! Hope to hear from you...
current weight: 167.0
Posts: 188 3/6/14 12:20 A
I would like to find an accountability partner to help me get some motivation. I am currently hovering around 304 pounds. My goal is to weigh 140. I workout sporadically and don't eat as healthfully as I need to. I would like to find someone who needs to lose a similar amount of weight and is motivated to do so.
I am 42 years old, married with 2 kids.
David Viscott: You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.
Marvin Phillips: The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Ellen Degeneres: You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is.
Total SparkPoints: 15,010
SparkPoints Level 12
Fitness Minutes: (280) Posts: 20 3/3/14 2:34 P
I am a 29 year old Electrical Engineer from Pittsburgh. I am happily married but have no kids (other than my two doggies and one kitty).
My goal over the next 3 months is to lose as much weight as I can because I am enrolled in a HealthyWage competition with some friends/coworkers.
My long term goal is to get under 200 lbs. That would be about 45lbs lost.
I am into the Martial Arts, both Japanese karate and Okinawan kobudo (weapons). My kryponite is fried foods.
I would love to have a partner with similar goals/hobbies! PM me if you are interested!
Edited by: JMBANDI at: 3/3/2014 (14:35)
Pounds lost: 25.2
Fitness Minutes: (601) Posts: 21 3/3/14 11:51 A
Good Morning Everyone! I am looking for a partner who is similar to me. I am a 30 year old from the suburbs of Chicago. I like to work out 4-5 times a week. I have been tracking my food daily and plan on continuing. French Fries are my absolute weakness. When I don't have support I tend to beat myself up and need someone other than my boyfriend to rely on for help. My main GOAL is to lose 40 lbs by August. My goal for the Month of March is to lose 10 lbs. I hope to find an accountability partner.
If you would just like to add me as a friend that is great!!! I love friends.
Pounds lost: 9.0
Fitness Minutes: (286) Posts: 49 3/1/14 2:48 P
Hi I am 40 years old. I have been married for 20 years and want better health and strength so that I can enjoy this season in life. I have premature R Arthritis. I lapsed into eating bad and not exercising due to stresses but now I am taking small steady steps and feeling better. Looking to be encouraging and be encouraged as well.
current weight: 229.5
Posts: 54 2/28/14 4:20 P
Hello my name is Sue and I just joined the team thank you to MRSTWIGGY for inviting me to join. I am 48 yrs old been married for 26 yrs have one grown daughter and a 14month old grandson. I am not sure how the team works but I am excited to be apart of it thanks.
Posts: 26 2/28/14 12:04 P
ECKYLS, wanna be my buddy? I'll send you a pm too. :)
Pounds lost: 19.5
Posts: 39 2/28/14 8:38 A
Hello! Just joined up on the team - sounds like a great way to encourage each other to stick with it! I've lost just over 100 pounds the past two years and now I'm working on maintaining the loss and improving my fitness level. Current addictions include body pump, spinning, and yoga.
I'm in my mid-30's, no kids (unless you want to count dogs and cats...), married, and work as an engineer. So I'm a bit of a geek. When it's not winter and way too cold and snowy, I like to get out and explore with my camera.
current weight: 131.0
Posts: 26 2/28/14 1:24 A
Hello y'all! I'm early 30's, married, no kids, several pets, love the fine arts, and work part time retail, part time teaching dance. I tend to be a night owl, but since I work a split shift, my spare time tends to be all over the map. I love video games (platformers and rpgs), fantasy and sci-fi, I own more Firefly and Dr. Who shirts than I care to admit. I tend to be less religious and more generally spiritual; I believe in love, treating others with kindness, breath and release, and that most people share some commonality of good that ties them to each other.
I'd love to have a partner to help see me through to the end (and who I can likewise encourage). I reached my first goal of breaking 200 lbs. Now my next goal is to hit 180. I would then like to continue my weight loss journey until I reach 125 lbs (by January 2016).
Edited by: MARIGOLDILOCKS at: 2/28/2014 (01:25)
Pounds lost: 19.5
Posts: 8 2/28/14 12:12 A
Hi, My name is Lori, I am 38yo, married with 7 stepkids all over the age of 21 and 1 son of my own who is 5yo. I have been on sparkpeople for a long time. This past year I got serious about it and lost 35lbs through healthy eating and exercise. At my higest weight I was 290lbs. I am now down to 227. My goal is to be under 200 by May 29th (my 10yr anniversary) and under 180 by August 30th (my birthday) and finally down to 150 by the new year. I usually walk/jog (wog) 4-5 times a week 3.19miles. I have signed up for a 5k in March (22 days to go!) and I'd like to do another fun 5k this year. I live in Sacramento,Ca and if anyone in the area would like to be accountability partners send me a private message. Anyone outside of the area would be cool too if you'd like to share and help each other out through messages and maybe phone calls.
current weight: 224.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,687) Posts: 47 2/28/14 12:02 A
Hello there. I'm a 31 year old married mommy of a 3 year-old boy. I'm located in Texas and need to partner up. I do T-25, walking, and am active on fitbit. Any takers?
Edited by: FITBITMAMA at: 2/28/2014 (00:04)
Nothing moves until ShaunT tells it to move. ~ Shaun T.
March Minutes: 960
Fitness Minutes: (1,340) Posts: 144 2/27/14 6:30 P
Hello, I'm 31 years old, I'm not married and don't have any kids. Would love to find a partner to help me stay on track, give encourgment etc. I will do the same for you and what ever else you need. Laura
current weight: 261.8
Fitness Minutes: (656) Posts: 22 2/27/14 3:33 P
Hi, I'm Sam, 28 y/o, recently married. I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm trying to lose 29 more pounds, and would love to find an accountability partner to keep each other on track :) I've always been a couch potato, really into games, books, comics, watching tv, you get it, the couch was definitely my place in the world. Now I'm becoming more active and also keeping close attention to my diet. I'm feeling really motivated and happier, and would like someone to share all this experience with.
current weight: 160.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,220) Posts: 5 2/27/14 3:18 P
Hi, I'm a 24 y/o mom, looking for an accountability partner. I've never had to really take care of my weight or worry about being active when I was a child, so I have a lot of bad habits. I'm now about 130ish pounds overweight and I really want to start losing the inches. I am going to be having a wedding in March 2015, so there is kind of a timeline that I want to start losing. Last year, I was on spark for about 3 months, and I did really well, I lost about 20 pounds. Then life happened and I found that I had regained the weight plus another 10! Anyway I have trouble being truthful to my calorie tracker sometimes, so I feel like having a real live person to talk to will help me stay on the straight and narrow. :) Please sparkmail me if you want to partner up. I will offer all the support I can!
Edited by: HAISIA at: 2/27/2014 (15:18)
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
Pounds lost: 10.8
Posts: 280 2/27/14 1:18 P
Hi my name is Diana and i'm 40yrs. I'm looking for some accountability with a good balance of diet and fitness. I've had success here on spark people in the past losing 55 pounds in 3 months i felt looking back on it now was rather obsessive out of desperate determination to achieve my goals...it was a quick transition that i feel burned me out years down the road. I look forward to hearing from anyone on this team as well!...thank you for listening
Pounds lost: 19.0
Fitness Minutes: (99) Posts: 3 2/26/14 9:41 P
Hello, I'm Lindsey. I'm new to Spark, but liking it so far. Looking to lose 25ish pounds before my 27th birthday & before my DH & I start a family. My biggest problem is that I always seem to gain weight if I start tracking food & working out on a regular basis - I never seem to lose! This winter has also seriously taken away any motivation- all I want to do is curl up under a blanket and read a good book. Sparkmail me!
current weight: 153.0
Fitness Minutes: (213) Posts: 21 2/25/14 10:10 A
Hi my name is Melissa I'm 27 years old, happily married, In 2013 I went from 326 lbs to 268 lbs. I have 126 lbs to lose until goal. I've kinda slowed down because I found out I was pregnant in the middle of Jan only to lose the baby last Thursday. But I got right back on track yesterday and I'm looking for as many people as is interested to be my accountability partners! God Bless and just sparkmail me if your interested!
Pounds lost: 1.4
Fitness Minutes: (60,163) Posts: 4,728 2/24/14 3:39 P
Hey y'all I'm Amy and I need an accountability buddy or two or three. I stopped in here a bunch of times and always chickened out to post.I am not really sure how all this works but I am willing to try. I am 45 years old;single full time working mom of two children ages 13 and 11.
I guess my story is like most of you roller coaster ride up and down with my weight and now I am at my heaviest I've ever been. It seems like when I get my nutrition right I fall with the exercise and vise versa.
Oh and I changed my username because this will be my year to get healthy, fit and firm.
Who is with me?
Edited by: AMAZINGAMY14 at: 2/24/2014 (15:41)
Amy from LA
Fitness comes from the inside out, Change your mind. Then change your body. BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, SUCEED!
Pounds lost: 5.0
Posts: 2,205 2/23/14 4:21 P
BEANIESA, I haven't been on here for a few days.
Edited by: GODS_SERENITY at: 3/1/2014 (09:30)
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
Posts: 11 2/23/14 12:26 P
I'm looking for a weight loss friend,,
I live in Las Vegas Nevada, you know the Buffet Capital of the World.. lol I currently weight 280 at 51 years old and need to lose it before I start to develop health issues due to it. that's what scares me MOST!! I have battled my weight all my life and I need to finally do something about it. I know diet alone wont do it,, I have a treadmill at home but I never get on it, that is going to CHANGE!!!
I have been married 32 years to a wonderful man and I have a soon to be 26 year old daughter that lives a state away :(
I would love to share daily trials and become friends as we beat the battle of the blubber together!!!!!!!!
Please write me with any questions you might have and let me know if your open to this friendship and lets start becoming the DIVAS we are meant to be!!!
Hugs from Sin City :)
"Nothing taste's as good as SKINNY feels"
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (11,129) Posts: 213 2/19/14 7:17 A
I'm looking for a partner. But here's the "skinny" as I hope to be.
I'm turning fifty this summer and would like to lose the 25 pounds I've gained over the last two years. I've been making serious improvement in fitness (used to run half marathons), drinking water and tracking but the weight is coming off oh so slowly. I know what I need to do but would like a partner to keep us both accountable.
I'm in education- school administration, have two young adult children, and a fabulous boyfriend!
Good luck to all on this journey!
Conquering instead of crumbling!
March Minutes: 1,043
Fitness Minutes: (2,308) Posts: 47 2/19/14 4:15 A
Hi. My name is Laura and I'm 30 years old, from Chicago but living in Africa working as a missionary. I'm not married and don't have any kids.
I'm looking for an accountability partner that can help keep me motivated and on track (and I can do the same for her). I have about 50 pounds to loose and my workout routine is Couch to 5k and strength training, in addition to eating healthy.
Please let me know if you're interested in being partners!!
"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: 65 2/18/14 2:34 P
GODS_SERENITY: I would like to discuss being partners...but I don't know how to Spark mail you. Sorry! Kinda new at this...
"The difference between try and triumph is a little umph."
March Minutes: 102
Fitness Minutes: (8,125) Posts: 42 2/16/14 9:48 P
Hi, My name is Rachael and I need a partner!
I am 39 years old and I have been at this a LONG time without success. I would like to turn things around!
I am a veterinarian, I am doing a residency in Kansas. I am from MN, so this means I have left all of my family and friends to make a big career change at a time when I thought I would be settled with my career. It is lonely here, and a bit stressful, which aggravates the biggest issue I have: emotional eating. I am lonely: I eat, I am stressed: I eat, I am depressed: I eat, I am happy: I eat. Ugghhh...its a terrible cycle I don't know if I can break. I stuff my face when anything happens, or I am bored, or whatever. It almost seems physically impossible to NOT stuff my face. I need to break this cycle. One important thing to work on is only eating when I am hungry!
I am hoping to find someone to help talk me through this...be a partner, a buddy, someone that I have to share what exactly I have put into my body at the end of the day. Perhaps this will help me stay within my calorie budget, which right now is pretty generous. I think daily check ins, at least for the first few months, would be idea. I have to lose at least 100 lbs. I am starting with that, and see what happens when I reach that goal.
Exercise comes much easier to me, but I have not been great this last year. I have walked my dogs a lot, more than many, but not enough for the weight loss and health benefits I am looking for. So I joined the school gym and I am trying to go for morning exercise. Morning exercise doesn't come naturally to me, but I think its important to try as that is the best way to be consistent. Any other time of the day it is to easy to get interrupted and just skip the gym altogether. Having someone to tell my exercise goals and realities to would be great to.
On the flip side, I would be there for my partner as well. Please let me know if you are interested!
current weight: 310.8
Fitness Minutes: (418) Posts: 4 2/10/14 1:00 A
Hello everyone. My name is Amanda and I am a 23 year old college student and mommy to an awesome baby boy. We live with his daddy who is such a great man and loves and supports us always. I m looking for a partner to go on this journey with me and help keep me in check. I have about 70lbs that I want to lose. I have recently come back to the Catholic church and would love a partner to keep me in their prayers. I like to text also so that would be great if you would too. Let me know if you want to be partners and I look forward to meeting new friends.
Posts: 3 2/9/14 5:04 P
I am also looking for a buddy to get me to the finish line. Its great to have a friend to encourage and get each other motivated. 55 year old guy looking to drop 40 pounds. I fond out i am pre-diabetic and do not want to go on meds, So I am ready to get this ball rolling!
current weight: 233.0
Posts: 958 2/9/14 12:23 P
Looking for a Christian accountability partner, who like me has more than 100 pounds to loose. My name is Bronwyn, and I am from South Africa. Sparkmail me, and I will provide you with my personal email.
Hi, I'm looking for a Christian Accountability Partner. Someone who would like to check in with each other daily. Give support, prayer and encouragement. Someone who would like to text as well. If interested sparkmail me!
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: (495) Posts: 97 2/7/14 10:13 A
Hello! I'm Sunny, my Husband and I have been married 32 years and we have one Son and a new Daughter (in-law!). I am here to lose weight while fighting diabetes and sarcoidosis. I'm looking for a Partner(s) that want to encourage one another on this journey. I've started eating a more mediterranean diet and love it, but my problem is finding an exercise program that works for me. I'm at that stage where my mind says "Oh, I can do that" and my body says "No, you can't" LOL If you would like to Partner with me please private message me and add me as a friend!
"I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me. " Philippians 4:13
Pounds lost: 4.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,109) Posts: 200 2/6/14 8:34 P
I'm Mike a 30 year old father of 3 awesome little ones. They are 6(boy), 6(girl), and 5(boy). Twins was the first go around and apparently didn't have enough to do with twins so we added another. I'm a network administrator so unfortunately I'm on my booty most of the day, but try to get up and move about as much as time permits. I have a long journey ahead of me so I would be looking for someone that is sticking around for awhile on their journey as well. I'm committed to doing this but as I've seen it never hurts to have someone else to push you or just give you a cheer or an ear when you need it most.
current weight: 275.0
Posts: 525 2/6/14 6:56 P
I am 51 year old mother of a 22 year old college student. I am in the process of rediscovering myself and enjoying the process. I am looking for an accountability partner. I would like to connect with someone who I can check in with daily. I do like to go to the gym and enjoy many different activities such as live theatre and the ballet. I do have a great sense of humor and love to laugh. Thanks and Blessings to everyone. You can do it!
current weight: 211.5
Fitness Minutes: (1,431) Posts: 136 2/6/14 2:32 P
Hi, I'm a 60 year old woman with about 100 lbs to lose. I have been bedridden for the last 3 yrs so I am starting slow on the exercise but I am attempting to do something every day if even for minutes at a time. I have started to be accountable for my food intake and through both efforts I am currently down 3 pounds.
I love to read, watch TV and am planning to move this year. So getting ready to list the house is going to be an effort and an emotional challenge to repack what is left from my "friends" selling my belongings 'cause they couldn't wait for me to die. See my Spark page for my last 3+ years history.
I am very happy now and look forward for the future. If I am not what you are looking for as a support partner may you find the right fit and have lots of success. God bless and keep making beneficial choices for yourself. Also Keep Smiling!
Pounds lost: 1.5
Fitness Minutes: (3,481) Posts: 43 2/6/14 8:46 A
I am a 29 year old mom to 2 young kids (ages 4 and 2). I have tried the last 3 years to lose weight but each time I get interrupted by moving! We are NOT moving this summer so I plan to lose it for good. 2 years ago I lost 40 lbs and only had 15-20 left to lose and then after the move I gained 20 back. Last year I lost the 20 again but then gained it back plus 5 more! I hate the yo-yo diet trend I am on. I have about 40 lbs to lose. I am doing the C25K program every other day and doing the Kinect Fitness Evolved DVD the other days. Trying to get up early to get it done before other things happen to get in my way! I need someone to help keep me on track!
With God, all things are possible!
current weight: 159.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,921) Posts: 17 2/5/14 9:08 P
Hi Sparkies, My name is Gail I am a 47yo mum, misfit and Seinfeld fan from Australia.
I would love to have a like minded person with a sense of humor to become my accountability partner.
I have tried to lose 30lbs+ ever since having my first baby (14 years ago) and just haven't managed to stick with something long enough. I recently started T-Tapp which is working for me but I fear without a partner I will lose motivation yet again and I don't want to do that to myself this time. Having a partner will make this journey more interesting and fun, someone totally in your corner, having a laugh and maybe a cry from time to time, us two against the world of saboteurs!
Love my family and friends but they cant really relate to desperately wanting to lose this excess baggage (and even sabotage me from time to time). I know supporting someone and receiving support will be the key to finally sending my baggage packing! (that's just not funny, sorry)
If anyone is interested in checking in daily via email and/or text please send me a private message, or add me as a friend :-0
Edited by: MISSYWILDTHING at: 2/5/2014 (21:10)
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Fitness Minutes: (365) Posts: 4 2/5/14 7:17 P
Hi all, Im a 27yo Mum from New Zealand. I've not long been trying to lose weight and have a fair bit to lose. Im online MOST days, So thought finding a partner to be accountable to might be a good idea. Add me as a friend on SP if you want or become partners in weight lose :)
You can't do the same thing repeatedly and expect different results.
current weight: 224.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,434) Posts: 166 2/3/14 11:26 A
Hello everyone! I am looking for an accountability partner. I'm 29 soon to be 30 and I am looking to lose 40 lbs. I have a little trouble with time management and keeping control of my portions. I would like to help someone stay on track and for someone to keep me on track!
"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: (4,460) Posts: 8 2/3/14 8:56 A
Hello all! Looking for an accountability partner. I'm 28, a paralegal and I like to work out 4-5 days per week. What I struggle with the most is eating well, so I need someone to help keep me on track!
Posts: 473 2/1/14 9:32 P
Hey all I havent been on in a while so I don't have a partner :( Ive had the horrible habit of losing the same weight I already lost and this time im looking to lose it for good! I am a chef so if anyones looking to swap some amazing recipes we should team up :)
Never Give Up, Never Surrender!
current weight: 216.0
Fitness Minutes: (734) Posts: 110 2/1/14 2:29 P
Hi everyone! I found a fabulous accountability partner through this team, but I wouldn't mind one or two more to keep me going and hopefully do the same for you. Check out my Spark page and send me a message if your interested.
current weight: 265.0
Posts: 5,016 1/31/14 1:53 P
Hi my name is momtoconnor2003 (Sandy) and my accountability partner has left spark for Weight Watchers. I am now looking for a new partner. I prefer someone who will check in daily and keep each other accountable. I lost 9 pounds the month of January. I still have a long way to go wanting to lose another 80 pounds. My goal for February is to lost 5 pounds! I have been sick with a cold for over a week but I am hoping to get back into fitness starting tomorrow.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (176) Posts: 18 1/30/14 8:38 P
Hi. I am looking for a partner or two. Preferably someone who will really hold me accountable and can talk about food, diet, exercise, struggles ect. I am in need of losing over 100 pounds and I am really just beginning. Send me a message if you'd like to help each other.
Pounds lost: 2.6
Posts: 39 1/30/14 10:51 A
Hi! I’m looking for friends and an accountability partner! (You’re shocked, I can tell.)
A little about my physical self: I’m 36, 5’1 and 110 pounds. I could stand to lose some fat but would like to gain some muscle. Not worried about the number on the scale. Really just want to be very fit, toned and healthy.
My struggles: I sometimes don’t eat enough, and I have a tough time meeting my minimum calorie goals, but I’m trying. I’m eating three meals a day plus snack (huge progress for me). I’m cooking most days of the week and choosing healthy options. For workouts, which I just started a couple of weeks ago, I’m doing DVDs (The Firm and Jillian) and skipping rope. I had to quit running due to severe shin splints, so I’m trying to build up calf and foot strength before I start that again. And come spring, I’ll be back on the tennis courts, chasing errant balls while my son works on learning racquet control!
Anyway, I realize my problems and goals don’t exactly mesh with most others’ here, but I sure hope someone will find me to be a worthy, compatible partner. As far as friends and general support buddies go, I’ll take as many as I can get. I log on every day, so please feel free to PM me or leave a message on my SparkPage if you feel we’d be a good accountability match, or even if you just want to be buddies. I look forward to meeting new friends and tackling our health and fitness challenges together!
Posts: 2,205 1/29/14 10:04 P
I just joined this team. I would like an accountability partner. I would like to check in daily. Someone who likes texting and emailing. I don't have a lot left to lose. I'm finding old ways are creeping back in. I'd like support and to give it. Spark Mail me if your interested!
Edited by: GODS_SERENITY at: 1/30/2014 (11:59)
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: (995) Posts: 59 1/29/14 12:21 P
Hi, my name is Maureen, but most people call me Mo. I'm 65 years old, mother of 3 grown children, and grandma to 7 beautiful children. I'm a retired RN, and now work part-time as a library assistant, a job I find far less stressful than the medical field.
I was successful losing 25 pounds with the Weight Watchers (my goal was 50). I thought I could continue on my own, so I quit going to meetings. Sadly I have regained 15 of that 25 so now my goal is to lose 40 pounds by the end of August, which is my 45th wedding anniversary. I really feel the accountability that WW has is the reason I was successful in losing, so I want a partner to help me stay on track.
Maureen from Pittsburgh
current weight: 191.5
Fitness Minutes: (1,076) Posts: 24 1/28/14 4:21 P
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 loose but my ultimate goal is to be healthy and able to move freely with out 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 can not 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 can not 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.
I'm looking for a partner(s) that would like to join me on my journey or that just needs someone to help along the way. I need some one to help me be accountable as my family (love them to death) does not seem to understand.
Pounds lost: 17.6
Fitness Minutes: (3,556) Posts: 44 1/27/14 11:23 P
Hello everyone, I am here to seek an accountability partner. I'm Larissa, 25 years old, married with young child. I am looking to lose about 50lbs and I lose to exercise especially running and lifting weights. I exercise mostly 6days/week. My main struggle is healthy and delicious recipes that my family can eat and accountability (duh!). Visit my sparkpage and sparkmail me if you are interested. Blessed day!
I can and I will do this through Christ who strengthens me!!!
current weight: 158.5
Posts: 41 1/27/14 8:39 P
Hello everyone! My name is Angel. I am a 33 yr old mother of three, living in central NY. The goals I am working towards include conquering my binge eating and morphing my somewhat sedentary life to an active one. Specifically, I am working toward losing 50 lbs this year, as well as running a 5K and obstacle run by the end of the year. I have a new found love of group fitness classes also. My ideal partner would be someone who is also working on training for some kind of run, whether you're a beginner or expert doesn't matter to me, I am equally interested in meeting either/or--just be aware that I am a beginner, so if you need someone with expertise, it will be quite a while before I am any help! I would also like to meet others who have been trying different fitness classes, I think it would be fun to compare notes on the various kinds out there. To learn more about me, check out my post in the other introduction thread (though it's not much different) or my sparkpage. Best of luck to everyone!
Pounds lost: 5.0
Posts: 32 1/27/14 5:37 P
Hi, I'm Melissa, I'm 38, I teach HIIT (high intensity interval training), run, and just started Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis. I'd like to lose 20 lbs by summer. I'm kind of a night time binge eater, so I could really use an accountability partner. Visit my page and add me as a friend if you're wanting a partner too. I sign on at least twice daily.
Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own accomplishments and the blessings I've been given.
current weight: 156.6
Posts: 22 1/27/14 4:27 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 am looking for an accountability partner to help keep each other motivated, work through issues either of us are having, chat about anything and everything, etc. I currently login every day, so it would be wonderful to match up with someone with that same level of activity. Although it would be ideal to find someone with similar circumstances as me, it would also be interesting to partner with someone completely different and maybe we can both teach each other a few things. Please let me know if anything I have said has struck a chord with you. Let's do this!
current weight: 235.2
Posts: 49 1/26/14 9:11 A
I have a similar situation as yourself and have yo yo dieted for what seems like forever. I am serious about losing 50 pounds too. I would love to have this accomplished by June as well. I recently sold my Harley Davidson motorcycle so I do understand your love of the cycle.
I used to run, bicycle, take karate, play tennis and raquet ball....have never snow skied but have water skied in the past.
If you have not yet found a partner, please consider me. Thanks!
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 11:53 P
This is a copy of the post I made in the introduction thread, with a little addition.
I’m glad I found this team because I’ve really wanted to find a partner.
I’m 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 I’m a circulation clerk). I live with my boyfriend, whom I adore. Right now I weigh 213 lbs. That’s down from my highest weight which was 225. My goal is to reach 165. That’s what I weighed before I started having babies. I’m 5’11” so I’m nice and slim at that weight. I don’t 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 don’t 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 I’m flexible. If you check out my Spark page you can see what things I like to do. I'd be glad to have more than one partner. I'm taking two easy classes this semester and have more time than usual.
"I just want to live while I'm alive." --Bon Jovi
current weight: 211.0
Posts: 690 1/24/14 12:05 P
I'm looking for an exercise accountability partner, someone I can commit an activity plan to in the morning, then confirm with him or her that I've completed it at night.
I'm 44 and have a herniated disk in my lower back, so there are some limitations on what I can do. But I've definitely used that as an excuse not to exercise regularly far too long.
I currently have a 24-day 10-minutes-a-day exercise streak going. I've been doing a combination of yoga stretches and walking, which I love. If I'm going to make significant progress, however, I need to increase the duration and intensity of my sessions.
Looking forward to making a connection!
Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life? --Mary Oliver
current weight: 186.2
Fitness Minutes: (200) Posts: 390 1/22/14 7:38 A
Well add each other as spark friends and message each other often. We can even have our own little challenges. ;)
Pounds lost: 18.8
Fitness Minutes: (247) Posts: 200 1/20/14 10:57 A
Thats great SWEST .. now what do I do?
current weight: 237.6
Posts: 65 1/20/14 10:36 A
I've had an accountability partner before and, technically, I still have her...but she's not very active on here. I need someone who is consistent and willing to keep me on track.
I'm 23 (24 in May) and I have another 26 lbs to lose. I've lost 7 since 1/1/14 and I am super dedicated to changing my life.
I'm looking for someone who is young (under 35, ideally) and also has a similar weight loss goal. I am a Christian and am working really hard to surrender everything to Him this year as well...so a Christian would be ideal as well. However, I'm really not that picky.
I have a 2.5 year old boy, am a single mom, I teach 7th grade, and I'm in graduate school. I'm super busy, but I AM DEDICATED TO THIS LIFESTYLE CHANGE!!!!!!!!! Someone come and support me ;)
If you're interested, send me a message on here!
SW: 188 (12/31/13) GW: 155 (4/25/14)
current weight: 176.0
Fitness Minutes: (200) Posts: 390 1/19/14 7:24 A
I will be your accountability buddy Terri
Pounds lost: 18.8
Fitness Minutes: (247) Posts: 200 1/18/14 10:51 A
Hello, my name is Terri. I am a 57 year young mother of one son and two step-children, all married. I have 5 grandchildren and I am eagerly awaiting a call from my own son telling me that him and his wonderful wife are expecting their first child. I am a retired Property Manager. Really I am disabled due to cardiac problems and wish I was still working. I am not adapting well to retired life. My cardiac problems prohibit me from exercising the way I would like to.
I have become very sedentary and because of that I have gained a lot of weight. I have never been skinny, but never as heavy as I am. I quit smoking in 2005 and gained; then in 2010 began losing weight and went from 235 down to 205 and then the cardiac problems hit me. Now I started SparkPeople at 243.8, the heaviest I have ever been. I don't like it!
I found a "seated cardio" video on the SP website and I keep saying I am going to try it, but fear is holding me back. Whenever my heart rate increases I have terrible chest pains. I have been doing just OK on my food tracking and my first weigh-in was 3.6 pounds down. I really need someone who I have to be accountable to everyday.
If anyone can help me, I would be most grateful.
current weight: 237.6
Posts: 12 1/18/14 8:48 A
Hi. My name is Ani. I am 56 years old, mother of two beautiful girls and blessed to be grandmother of three absolutely beautiful grandchildren. Oh, I am also a high school business teacher.
Health issues with my mother made me realize the importance of establishing a healthy life style. I have been a yoyo dieter my entire life. I lose a few and then gain a bunch. I made a vow on New Year's Day to change my lifestyle. The eating healthy has not been too difficult. Exercising --- not so much. It seems I have the ability to come up with a multitude of excuses of "why I can't". When there is no reason why I shouldn't.
My significant other isn't cooperating much and I feel alone. Having a buddy to share frustrations, accomplishment and whatever with, would be awesome.
Fitness Minutes: (150) Posts: 12 1/16/14 6:52 P
Kimberly, You sound like an awesome person with her act together. I am a 52 year mother of three adult children, a nurse, beachbody coach, and just got engaged at Christmas. I have about 15 pounds to lose and actually its the same 15 pounds I have battled my whole adult life. Lose it gain it, lost it gain it.etc. But Im tired of doing this so by diet and exercise and changing my lifestyle for good I'm hoping to win the battle. I got serious at Thanksgiving time and have been doing Turbofire exercise DVD's and drinking shakeology for one meal of the day and I have lost 5 lbs. and 5 inches. I struggle though daily and would love to have somebody to help me. And I would love to help you! Cheryl
Fitness Minutes: (465) Posts: 14 1/16/14 11:32 A
Hello! My name is Rachel and I'm 27 years old. I have about 200 pounds to lose so I'm going to be here for awhile! In the past I have tried everything from diet pills to starving myself but I'm through with that. I'm trying to eat healthier and exercise as much as possible. I'm not married and I don't have any kids but I'm happy. I would love to have as many accountability partners as possible so feel free to contact me. I can use all the help I can get and hope that in the process I can help others.
current weight: 285.4
Fitness Minutes: (1,900) Posts: 3 1/16/14 6:15 A
Hi! I'm in my early thirties, am married with no kids (yet...?), work a bunch, and would like a partner to help keep me accountable.
I'm a pretty positive person. I'm working to lose 100 pounds and have had just about that same amount to lose since I was 14, so I'm working on losing it by getting healthier and eating cleaner in general, not on a specific diet.
I love working out, but do it less than I should--mostly recumbent bike and music videos, but also yoga. I live in central Georgia (state not country). I'm also trying to lose on the cheap as much as possible, so I'd love someone who could offer up fresh ideas.
Have fun! Petal
Never give up. Never surrender!
Posts: 1,385 1/15/14 4:23 P
Hi name is Katie. I am 38 years old almost 39 years old. I am a single mom of a 11 year old daughter. I am looking for an accountability buddy that is very chatty more like a friend. I can talk to about everyday things in addition to my goals.
my goals are: 1. I am following the Maker's diet resolution and the Maker's diet
2. I make short term 5 pounds weight loss goals
3. I want to be a positive person no negativity.
4. be consistent and find a work out program maybe a work out challenge here something I would like.
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current weight: 177.0
Posts: 75 1/15/14 2:51 P
HI my name is Renee. I'm 39 will be 40 next month. I'm married with 3 kids ages 18 and 3 year old twins. Work as a nurse full time over night. I need to lose between 80 and 100 lbs. Looking for a partner that would like to check in a couple times of week. Someone that will keep me accountable and be supportive and I will do the same for them. Check out my spark page and let me know. Thank you.
Pounds lost: 13.8
Fitness Minutes: (6,135) Posts: 239 1/15/14 11:51 A
Kimberly, not sure if you are aware but there is a blood test for gluten allergies now.
current weight: 199.0
Posts: 50 1/15/14 11:43 A
Hi my name is Kimberley and I am a wife, a mother of two, a sister, a a daughter and a homeowner. I am a property manager of my home as I rent out rooms by the week or the month.
I have been here before but I vowed to never give up. I am back again and would love a couple of accountability friends.
I weigh 260 and should weigh 149 as my high end but my goal is 160 at this moment. I am not on a diet but I am trying to eliminate gluten for a couple of weeks to see if I have a sensitivity.
This is day 3. I am starting to feel better, I think.
Pounds lost: 8.4
Posts: 58 1/14/14 8:32 P
Hi, I'm Debbie and I would love to have one or more accountability partners. I'm 48 years old, married and have three daughters (20, 17 and 11). I want to lose a total of 80 lbs by the end of the year. I'm already down 17 lbs - yeah! I have tried and failed too many times. I always lose focus or motivation a few weeks into my plan. This time, I am determined to lose the weight. I want to be healthy for my family and for myself. I want to have better fitness. I have lost self confidence in myself because of my weight and I want to gain it back. Right now, I am 100% committed. I am motivated, focused and enthusiastic. I need a partner who will be there for me when I lose my way. A partner to remind me that I'm worth it.
"Never, never, never give up."
Pounds lost: 26.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,314) Posts: 34 1/14/14 5:06 P
Hi my name is Tia and I am 51 years young. I would love to find an accoutability partner or two. I am very active due to my work and busy schedule but need to make time to get in formal exercise. I know what to eat but sometimes make excuses for eating things that are not necessarily conducive to getting to a healthy weight. That is where having a partner comes in...I would like to lose at least 70-80lbs to get my weight proportionate to my height. I have a cruise scheduled for this coming Christmas so getting the weight off would be awesome. My main reason though is health and to gain body confidence. I know I'd make a great partner because this is important to me. So if you are equally committed I'd love to hear from you. I am a divorced mother of a 17 year old who is headed to University of Michigan in the fall and a 13 year old who will be heading off to high school. So if you can relate do get in touch! You can email me and add me as a friend and I will get in touch.
Edited by: THSERENDIPITY at: 1/14/2014 (17:06)
Our destiny is not chosen for us, but determined by us.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,580) Posts: 109 1/14/14 4:47 P
Hi, my names Julie and I'm in my late thirty's. I looking for a accountability partner :) I'm a stay at home mom who is currently homeschooling her two younger children. I like swimming, fishing with my dad, taking nature walks with my hubby and boys, walking, jogging, and this year I hope to do more of those things I always wanted to try. Like taking flying lessons & getting my license to fly small planes. I am going to lose 50 pounds by the end June For my wedding anniversary
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21
Pounds lost: 3.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,215) Posts: 102 1/13/14 7:05 P
Hi: My name is Bev. I am 57 yrs old and just joined this team. I am looking for an accountability partner. I am married with two children and 4 grandchildren. I exercise about 5x /week for the past 35 yrs. But for the last 10, the exercise no longer lets me eat whatever I want. I have yo yo dieted for the past 10 yrs. I joined SP in November 2013. I need to lose 50 lbs, and I hope by June. I am healthy and live an active lifestyle, skiing, waterskiing, playing hockey,and riding a motorcycle. I would like to partner with a woman with like interests and goals.
current weight: 170.5
Fitness Minutes: (2,567) Posts: 62 1/13/14 12:42 P
You sound a little like me so I wondered if we could help each other as partners? I'm alot older than you , 63 as of today, but that might make it more fun, right? I live in Seattle, Washington in the US. I have a great husband and family who are more than supportive. My two daughters are about your age and are both married with 2 kiddos each. I am a technical writer whose specialty is instructional manuals and informational toolkits.
I have been on every diet known to man and think this time Ive found the right lifestyle - eat less and move more. I've lost 32 pounds of the 65 I need to lose before I get my knee replacement surgery.
Let me know if you are interested in a friend on this journey and I'll do my best to be a faithful encourager.
Why not me?
current weight: 157.5
Posts: 57 1/12/14 12:31 P
Sorry - I put this in the wrong place. I meant to put this in the introduce myself thread....I don't see anywhere to delete it.
Edited by: SUGARISDEATH at: 1/12/2014 (12:42)
If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:2
current weight: 134.4
Fitness Minutes: (466) Posts: 4 1/11/14 11:54 A
Hi I am 47 I have 100 lbs to lose and I am also looking for a partner. My kids are full grown and making babies of there own. I am hopng to go to China for my sons wedding in Aug of this year and I want ot be able to lose at least 50lbs by then if not more.
Fitness Minutes: (2,228) Posts: 5 1/10/14 2:25 P
I turned 49 today. I really want to lose weight and have my next decade be healthy and more active! My husband and I want to travel when we retire, and I want to be healthy for that! I have one child still at home. He's going to be 18 in a month and 1/2. I am teacher. I would like to lose about 80 pounds.
Pounds lost: 5.6
Fitness Minutes: (1,615) Posts: 16 1/9/14 9:03 P
Hi all - I'm 45 and from the pittsburgh area. Working out isnt the problem for me, its really diet. would love to get a partner to hold me accountable for my diet and that I can support through any struggles they have.
current weight: 291.0
Posts: 55 1/8/14 11:18 P
Hi, I am 45 year old,I am in need of an accountability partner. I know with help I will stick to the plan and get to my goal!
Pounds lost: 11.0
Posts: 63 1/8/14 10:26 P
Hello Amanda, My name is Angela, or Angie. I am 30 years old and also have 3 kids ( 2 daughters - 6yrs and 21 months; and a son that is 3.5yrs.) I am looking for someone to keep me motivated and accountable. I am looking to lose about 80lbs. Would you be interested in partnering with me? If you want, check out my page. You can friend me and/or message me. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon. Angie
current weight: 216.2
Fitness Minutes: (6,135) Posts: 239 1/8/14 6:51 P
I need a partner. Have at least 60 lbs to go. I have already lost 50.
current weight: 199.0
Fitness Minutes: (75) Posts: 4 1/8/14 3:42 P
Hi! I'm 29, will be turning 30 May 4, 2014 and want to lose 30 pounds by then. I have some extra challenges when it comes to losing weight, I have cerebral palsy and am unable to walk and do most exercises. This inability to get out and do things makes me feel bored, lonely and down sometimes, and that probably contributes to my overeating at times, too. But it also means keeping as active as I can and maintaining a healthy weight are even more important for me. I also can't weigh/eat very much without being overweight, as I'm small, 4'11". My current weight of 130 would be fine for many people, but I'm aiming for 100, maybe even less as I still had a big belly when I weighed this much before, though I think a lack of muscle and the "skinny fat" problem may have been plaguing me there, as I lost the weight entirely through diet, no exercise. My weight has varied from upper "normal" range to moderately overweight, but I can't remember a time when I didn't "look fat" to myself, no matter what I weighed. So with that plus my disability, I feel like I'll never be happy with my body and that is partly why I have trouble feeling motivated to lose weight. I'm going to try to be positive and see and treat my body as a part of God's beautiful Creation this year though! Would love to find a partner who is also dealing with limited mobility and/or being "fun-sized", but open to anyone who needs a partner.
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