Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 10/11/11 8:16 P
My username is a combination of my name and 9 mths old daughter. I am a newbie here hopefully could get the info that I wanted and shed that pregnancy weight of mine.
~I am not weak but it is just that I can't help it and I would need a boost in achieving my dreams~
current weight: 178.0
Posts: 1 10/7/11 11:55 P
My user name has to do with the beautiful luna moth that hardly anyone sees unless they are up at night, and the great things you can see if you open up your eyes and heart. I need a cheering squad, I need to get 'er done so to speak, and had been a runner but quit do to all things motherhood. I don't want to end up unhealthy and a martyr because I never take time for myself like my mom,. here I am.
Fitness Minutes: (721) Posts: 7 10/2/11 10:32 A
Hi there Kay,
My name is Debbie, I'm a newbie too...just trying to learn and explore everything that Spark People has to offer.....so much information to find and use. Just wanted to say that I love your way of thinking...the saying no and fat melting away...great idea! And the monthly goal set...awesome!
current weight: 215.0
Fitness Minutes: (175) Posts: 2 10/2/11 5:06 A
My username is a tribute to my friend in Australia, we had some fantastic times together and I miss her and her husband loads
December Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (918) Posts: 6 10/1/11 6:44 P
Lena was my Sicilian grandmother's name and '68 was the year I was born.
Pounds lost: 3.5
Posts: 20 10/1/11 6:01 A
My username refers to B flat cornet, a musical(ish) instrument. You're not supposed to, but people often "cheat" and write the B flat as Bb - which then looks daft in all-caps. Ho hum.
So: I've recently started playing the cornet in a brass band. That's one new departure. I've also recently decided to be healthier, lose weight, eat more wisely, and sort of some stuff. That's another new departure. So the concepts are kind of interlinked - lifestyle changes, go to band, improve life, get fitter, stick to things, yadda yadda!
Am I on the right track here, do you think? I haven't really worked out what I can or should do with SparkPeople, how to get started, etc. But I thought I should give it a try. :)
Ticker = "Minneapolis Max Weight" vs "Very Desirable low BMI lightweight"!
current weight: 192.0
Posts: 34 9/30/11 8:20 P
Sorry I just discovered this forum - it took me days to find my sparkmail...the first day I had a notice on top of the page, but it disappeared and I was lost, haha.
My username comes from 2 things: a cartoon character named Kim Possible - her catch phrase was "So not the drama", and my favorite show when I was a kid, Dinosaurs: "Not the mama! Not the mama!"
Yeah, I'm weird, but sometimes weird is good.
UPDATE: I just wasn't feeling the old username - it seemed very impersonal, so I decided to go with the nickname my son uses for me - Mimi-Nanny, which is a combination of what my great-nephew calls me (Mimi), and what my grand-daughter calls me (Nanny).
Sorry for the confusion.
Edited by: MIMI-NANNY at: 10/5/2011 (09:32)
Self Esteem begins here: anyone who does not like you is an idiot. Really -aren't they? You are gorgeous, talented and fabulous. ~Chellie Campbell
Fitness Minutes: (215) Posts: 1 9/30/11 4:04 P
My username is a tribute to my city, Seattle! :)
Fitness Minutes: (75) Posts: 1 9/30/11 2:32 A
My user name is my first name and part of my married name. Though there were times that I was not too comfortable with my name, I have certainly grown to love and appreciate it. Aliki is my aunties name and my grandmother chose it for me. I love it now because it is unique and I want to do it justice
Fitness Minutes: (26) Posts: 7 9/30/11 1:20 A
Sorry I waited until the end of the day to post - newbie here having trouble figuring out what is important.
My username is my first name, Charyl, and my last name. If you look closely, you will find my first name is found within my last name... a joke I told my husband before we got married. Now, he's stuck with me. :-)
The name was pretty much chosen for me by logging in with facebook. I don't mind it, and considering the punny namesake, I think it's pretty cool.
Today (Thursday) was my first day of following the SparkPeople site, from the diet to the exercise, to participating on the forums and starting my blog. So, I truly believe I have had a super day! Looking Forward to MORE!
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1,229 9/30/11 12:35 A
My first name is Kay, I love walking by the sea and I have 6 grandchildren.
Happiness is remembering what I really want. Laughter is the best medicine. The best things in life are free.
Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.
Dream with no action = wishful thinking Action with no plan = chaos Dream + action + persistence = success
The ego tells me you can't do it. The spirit tells me I can.
Each time I say "no" to impulse eating, I will visualize fat melting off my body.
current weight: 143.0
Fitness Minutes: (230) Posts: 12 9/29/11 9:32 P
green is my favorite color, green beans are my favorite food (the way my mom cooks them), and my birthday is the 18th of June
current weight: 300.2
Fitness Minutes: (30) Posts: 2 9/29/11 8:32 P
mine is my name and my son's birthdate :)
current weight: 284.0
Fitness Minutes: (655) Posts: 7 9/29/11 7:20 P
It's my screen name at school lol First initial and the first four letters of my last name plus a random assignment of three numbers. I definitely lucked out with 123, though. :)
current weight: 172.0
Posts: 1 9/29/11 4:04 P
My Username is different from what I usually use as I was trying to be a little more creative but not sure that's actually the case. :)
I am a grandmother and the grandchildren call me Nannie. My name is Kathi and one of my granddaughter's calls me Nannie Kathi cause she has two grandma's that she calls Nannie. So I shortened it to NannieKat.
Have an awesome day!!
Fitness Minutes: (140) Posts: 33 9/29/11 3:12 P
Gooooooooood Day!! My username is my Facebook Username and here is how it came about and the history behind it lol. My cousin had been bugging me to join FB and I wasn't sure I wanted to, had heard lot's about it, and wasn't too keen on just everyone that has ever known me to find me or see anything about me so to speak. I thought I would try signing up under a pseudo name which I was used to doing through MSN groups, however the one I had on MSN groups wouldn't really work, so I thought hmmmmm...my children call me Nene which sounds alot similar to my name so I did that then FB argued with me to give a last name and I didn't want to, it wouldn't even take just a letter, finally getting fed up I went Notgonnasay as my last name. As I added family and friends they all thought it was funny and cool so hence there is my username, also now you do know how to contact me on FB and I'm alright with that. Hope everyone's day remains great. I might not be around a whole lot the next couple days and that could be the case the next few weeks as Tonight is the beginning of Fall Feasts (Holy days) for me, and we have a few back to back sabbaths. Bless You All
current weight: 328.0
Posts: 4 9/29/11 2:21 P
I just felt like I was becoming a little too predictable. I wanted to remind myself that I have wildness within me. Part of my struggle with losing weight is going to hinge around this feeling I have in life that I am not allowed to be myself - too many roles to fulfill. I want to break out of that mindset and expand or uncover some of the things that have been hiding.
9/26 is the day I started, I'm bad with remembering anniversaries, but I wanted to have a date to celebrate this journey on.
current weight: 212.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,556) Posts: 89 9/29/11 1:53 P
on mine the ghost part comes from I love Ghosthunters the show and the 21 is my son's number in football
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Christy Bryant, AR BLC 18- Crimson Butterflies
Pounds lost: 1.2
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 9/29/11 1:44 P
Mine is my baby girl and the year she was born. The 3 is extra cause apparently without it the username was already taken.
" You can do anything you set your mind to "
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,058) Posts: 1,408 9/29/11 1:27 P
Mine is pretty self explanatory. This journey is mine, and I'm doing it for ME.
current weight: 213.8
Fitness Minutes: (4,971) Posts: 24 9/29/11 1:23 P
nothing special here. just initials and a last name.
Just keep going, don't let pitfalls or slowdowns get you down.
current weight: 135.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,358) Posts: 1 9/29/11 1:23 P
Mine is my first and middle name and the year I was born
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 5 9/29/11 12:56 P
It's what my husband calls me!
current weight: 199.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 9/29/11 12:50 P
Mine is my first and middle initial and last name, with a 1 added on because without it the name was taken. There's a pretty good chance I made that name sometime years ago and forgot! Haha.
Great to be getting to know you all!
Fitness Minutes: (1,898) Posts: 10 9/29/11 12:01 P
Mine is my first initial and my last name. The number, well I'm not even sure where it came from anymore but I've used that user name for years.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,976) Posts: 2 9/29/11 11:55 A
It is the combination of the name of the district in which I reside and the abbreviation of the county. Dahlgren, King George.
current weight: 121.0
Posts: 19 9/29/11 11:46 A
The name rockefeller is my horse's barn name- I've had him for approx 18 years and 1992 is the year he was born! Nothing super hard for me to remember.
The only time wasted is time not spent with my horse!
Pounds lost: 7.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,809) Posts: 85 9/29/11 11:20 A
Mine is my name with my favorite number in the middle. I was always number 5 in the sports I played.
current weight: 234.5
Posts: 50 9/29/11 10:40 A
Tell us about your username...
C A W stands for Canadian Artillery Wife.
Why did you chose it?
My husband joined the Canadian Forces as an Artillery Officer in 2001. Shortly after he joined, I joined a chat group that was a support network for military spouses and girl friends. I chose the moniker CdnArtyWife. "Arty" being the shortened version of Artillery.
What does it mean to you?
Over the years CdnArtyWife has become such a huge part of my identity. I use the name, or some variation of it, for most all online forums and groups that I've been a part of. People in my online run club at RunningMania.com shortened it to CAW when referring or answering to me...CAW stuck.
SparkPeople requires a username to be at least 6 characters long...so I added the - and _ to stretch it out.
Being a proud army wife and huge supporter of my husband's career is probably about 80% of my self-identity. When people ask me what I do for a career, I tell them "My career is supporting my husband in his. I am his sounding board and his biggest fan." I can throw a cocktail party or afternoon tea with approx 1.5 hours notice if I need to.
Each and every moment has infinite potential and infinite energy, so approach life one moment at a time.
I am a fledgling artist. You can view my paintings here:
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 9/29/11 10:35 A
Totoro is one of our families favorite anime/charaters. RC are my children's initals and for years they called me mama instead of mom. Put it all together and viola!
Fitness Minutes: (1,050) Posts: 61 9/29/11 10:23 A
My user name is my first initial and my last name and the year I was born. I try to keep user names the same if I can so I can remember them lol
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,935) Posts: 38 9/29/11 10:19 A
My username was inspired by the 'Spark' name as I immediately thought of 'sparkle' and I'm working towards losing weight and getting in shape for my 30th birthday which is next March.
current weight: 139.9
Fitness Minutes: (4,618) Posts: 2 9/29/11 10:05 A
My username is just my name and my birthday. I used to drive a Prizm, a 95. Loved that little car, it was bright green and my first stick shift.
current weight: 125.0
Fitness Minutes: (33,700) Posts: 2,418 9/29/11 9:40 A
My username is the type and year of the car I drive. It's a 1996 Geo Prizm. LOL Even though my car is 15 years old, I always think of it as my happy place. Sounds dumb, right? LOL. I know. But I have collected buttons from all of the sports my kids are in and have attached them to the inside roof of my car. Also I have a few things that are very important to me from loved ones that now fly with the Angels. Plus prizms (prisms) are cool.
Fitness Minutes: (1,069) Posts: 49 9/29/11 9:34 A
Sorry I am a little behind to jump into these challenges!
My mom always has called me sweet pea, and she sometimes says im the sweetest pea in the sweet pea patch. :) So, when I couldnt find a username that wasn't taken, I went weith sweetest_pea :p
current weight: 121.4
Fitness Minutes: (235) Posts: 18 9/29/11 9:21 A
It is my name followed by the year I was born.
Fitness Minutes: (200) Posts: 4 9/29/11 8:59 A
Good Morning! I have a 30 day challenge! I will be running a 10K October 29, 2011 in Virginia Beach. Haven't done a lot of running in years, but walk at least 3 miles every day! Any suggestions?
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 9/29/11 8:53 A
I want to be happy and be healthy!
Fitness Minutes: (5,330) Posts: 6 9/29/11 8:45 A
Mine is the name of the main character in the book that I am writing, I guess she is my alter ego :)
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (60) Posts: 2 9/29/11 8:36 A
Biscuit is a nickname. Given to me by my best friend and when my husband, then boyfriend, heard it he started calling me Biscuit also. 17 is my favorite number.
current weight: 181.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,529) Posts: 268 9/29/11 8:35 A
My name is Amanda, and my Pawpaw always called me "MandaLou." My wonderful husband picked up the nickname, so though I've had many nicknames, it will always be my favorite! The S is my married last name initial.
Fitness Minutes: (90) Posts: 11 9/29/11 8:28 A
Hi All. It's my first initial, last name and the year my hubby was born. Simple.
current weight: 154.4
Posts: 1 9/29/11 8:20 A
My name is Donna Jo but I have gone by nickname DJ most f my life. My last name I took when I married the love of my life. Looking forward to this journey with everyone.
Edited by: DJYEARICK at: 9/29/2011 (08:42)
Fitness Minutes: (235) Posts: 12 9/29/11 8:13 A
My username is my nickname (Meg) backwards and with an s added and then 8 is my favorite number and my number for lacrosse when I played in high school.
current weight: 150.0
Posts: 53 9/29/11 8:05 A
Its my last name and first name without the vowels haha KM = Kim :)
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (59) Posts: 4 9/29/11 8:01 A
My nickname is Bree (short for Brenda) and if you look on a phone the numbers 2733 spell out Bree. Yup, thats it. Pretty basic but I like it!
"I know God won't give me more than I can handle; I just wish he didn't trust me as much" - Mother Theresa
Take care and Hugs
current weight: 230.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,313) Posts: 7 9/29/11 7:43 A
No real story behind my username. :) It's just my name.
Pounds lost: 3.0
Fitness Minutes: (542) Posts: 15 9/29/11 7:23 A
My user name is a combination of my nickname, last name and birth date.
Aiming to reach my best won't settle for less!
current weight: 212.0
Posts: 19 9/29/11 7:09 A
I'm a writer and it's based on one of my favorite character's name. I call myself 'Nina' all the time and I'm starting to get funny looks from my family!
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 27 9/29/11 7:07 A
Like many others, mine is a combination of my first and last names. Actually it is my first name, and then the first letter of my maiden name and then first letter of my married name.
Many of the usernames I was thinking of using had already been taken. (Some by me with accounts I have had in the past).
Fitness Minutes: (50) Posts: 4 9/29/11 6:41 A
My favorite place in the world.
December Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 9/29/11 6:26 A
Good morning! My first day here. I chose my user name because I always feel I have no time to do the things I need to do to lose weight: meal planning, exercise, sitting down to a decent meal. The other meaning for me is that I'm 54 and if I want to get healthy at some point in my life I'd better get at it -- because I have no time to lose!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 9/29/11 6:11 A
My name comes from my favourite little critter the hedgehog shortened to hedgey and the 50 for the decade i'm in lol!! Nice to meet you all!! I live in Perth Western Australia.
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 30 9/29/11 5:10 A
I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, home of the Blunose racing schooner (part of our heritge) and Nova Scotians are referred to as Bluenosers. I like it because its instantly recognizable by anyone from here,
"Its never too late to be what you might have been." George Elliott
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,779) Posts: 572 9/29/11 4:39 A
`Mine is self explanatory and a lot less imaginative , my name Mayte and the year I was born.
Galicia , Spain CET (Central European Time)
Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, grow, grow.
current weight: 186.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 7 9/29/11 4:11 A
Mine is my last name. I have used it for years after i got married and the 3 is for my husband, me and my daughter. And the 0 is just because sometimes the user name isn't long enough. There are 4 in my family now but i just have never changed it.
Pounds lost: 15.0
Fitness Minutes: (561) Posts: 54 9/29/11 3:34 A
My username is obviously about ZUMBA!!! I started going to classes last week and it has been great! I want to get to a point in my life where people ask, what do you do to stay in shape? I will reply eat healthy, stay active, and ZUMBA! And I want them to think, well she does look zumbalicious! Oh, and 11 is my fav number :) I can't wait to get to know all of you... I think this site will be a GREAT motivator for me!
Be the change you want to see in the world!
Pounds lost: 8.4
Fitness Minutes: (6,995) Posts: 296 9/29/11 2:57 A
I didn't have to think too long or hard before deciding on my Spark name - I'd just attempted to put on a pair of jeans that were really loose a month ago, and when they wouldn't come close to zipping up, I said to myself 'great, back up again', because I'd managed to lose a little weight in the 6 months previous to that. I had promised myself I would never let myself get 'back up again'.It just seemed to come to me, when I learned I needed to call myself something, and I knew there would probably be a million members' names beginning with Lea.
I have decided today it also will have another meaning over the next however many months it takes me to reach my goal weight - I am climbing out of that pit of self loathing and binge eating, back up again to a place where I will gradually learn to love myself once more. So far, so good - with all my team members going through basically the same feelings as I do, I know that if you can all achieve your goals, then so can I!
Edited by: BACKUPAGAIN at: 9/29/2011 (02:58)
I deserve to be healthy and happy, and no one can do that for me but myself!
current weight: 144.0
Posts: 16 9/29/11 2:04 A
My username seemed a no-brainer as it is the main reason I came to SP, to go from fat and become physically fit! I am currently 53, though likely will be another year older by the time I get to goal weight. What I am learning is that I may have other work to do in addition to achieving physical fitness--looking forward to the transformation.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle~
current weight: 226.0
Fitness Minutes: (212) Posts: 11 9/29/11 1:22 A
Mine is pretty self explanatory!! :-) I just love ZUMBA...I've gotten a bit addicted. I do ZUMBA at least three times a week and then run the other days. I am new and look forward to getting to know you all.
Pounds lost: 4.0
Fitness Minutes: (525) Posts: 9 9/29/11 1:00 A
My username Aricandy is the combination of my name and my last name with a sweet touch. I started using it long time ago, but I do not remenber exactly when. It means to me that I am a sweet person that by the way loves candy (which I am trying to work to not love candy so much)
Fitness Minutes: (7,381) Posts: 273 9/29/11 12:28 A
My user name is based on a character one of my favorite childhood books, but I gave it a Brooklyn accent to give a unique twist.
The future starts now.
current weight: 167.0
Posts: 4 9/29/11 12:24 A
Fitness Minutes: (2,066) Posts: 6 9/29/11 12:16 A
My first name starts with a K, my birthday is in October, and 79 is the year I was born. I've never used this before, but everything else I thought of was already taken : )
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 3 9/28/11 11:53 P
My favorite flower is a pink lily!
Posts: 4 9/28/11 11:39 P
I was given a nickname in school based off my last name. One of my good friends started calling me La creature, then eventually creech. The reason I picked creechylu is because it's a combination of that nickname and the first two letters of my last name. My last name is very rare and if I use it, it's very easy to find me. Creechylu is a little more cyber stalker proof. LOL!
Fitness Minutes: (10) Posts: 1 9/28/11 10:48 P
Well, my user name is pretty much my first name Joniece (Precious gift from GOD!), and my middle name Michelle, chopped down! 86 is my birth year! I chose it because its easiest to remember, and everybody calls me Joni anyways, except for my mom of course..LOL! Doesn't mean much, but its a part of me :)
Its not just a diet....its a LIFESTYLE CHANGE! Grow accustomed to it :)
808 Days since: Soda
Fitness Minutes: (2,994) Posts: 5 9/28/11 10:26 P
My high school initials and year I graduated. I'm very bad at picking names and am working on a class reunion and it just seemed to pop into my head when I signed up.
Fitness Minutes: (11,203) Posts: 46 9/28/11 10:25 P
My aunt gave me the name when I was born. It is my middle name
Total SparkPoints: 5,763
SparkPoints Level 8
Fitness Minutes: (3,380) Posts: 9 9/28/11 10:22 P
Ok, my user name is... the root where my real name comes from. So, my real name is Desslava, which actually derives from the proto Bulgarian "Desiti", and it means "searching for, looking for" ;) When I found out the "history" behind my name I rally thought it's cool, so I started using it as a nickname ;)
Fitness Minutes: (13,360) Posts: 124 9/28/11 10:18 P
First initial and last name. I use it for everything so it's easy to remember.
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,284) Posts: 64 9/28/11 10:12 P
Tree is a nickname given to me when I was about 5 years old by my older sister (short for Teresa). I hated it at the time and for years after because I thought she was making fun how tall I was. It wasn't until I was in college that I let people call me Tree. Now I love it! The number is just my birth year because I am boring like that!
Pounds lost: 14.5
Fitness Minutes: (13,141) Posts: 671 9/28/11 10:02 P
I Picked firebug because I play with fire.. I like to make lamp work beads in a torch. 32 is just my house number.. Diane
Just do it , keep it in your mind this isn't going to be perfection but a goal to live a clean heatlhy life. As long as you can hit the mark most days you will be successfulI in the long run. Wt: 195 (5/23/2010) wt: 192 (5/10/2012) Wt:184.4 (8/26/2013) -10.6 wt:181.2 (10/03/2013) -13.8 wt:183.5 (11/12/13)
Goal:140 by 7/1/2014
current weight: 184.4
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 9/28/11 10:01 P
It's my name...well most of my name. My whole name was already taken so I guess there are two of me.(that can not be good for the world) I believe the story is my Uncle picked my name which happed to be the most used name that year, but I like it!!
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 9/28/11 10:00 P
My real name is Rita. Reet is a nickname of that so I used that plus the year I graduated from high school.
Fitness Minutes: (365) Posts: 2 9/28/11 9:54 P
My name actually means "water wolf" in old english. I ran across it one day on the web when I was trying to find ideas for a story and I liked it so it just kinda stuck. I like using it, because it is always available whatever website I am on, but it is also unique to me. Kayla
Fitness Minutes: (1,800) Posts: 110 9/28/11 9:51 P
LOL mine is just a random name i picked.. nothing special about it
current weight: 176.0
Fitness Minutes: (250) Posts: 4 9/28/11 9:49 P
My username is my name plus my wedding anniversary. Nothing to special but it is certainly easy to remember
Pounds lost: 2.2
Posts: 8 9/28/11 9:45 P
It's my name...lol does that make me boring? HAHA no actually the reason I chose to use my real name as my username is because I am really focusing on being honest with myself this time. This seems like my millionth go at losing weight and I think for me being upfront and honest with myself is a huge key to success.
Pounds lost: 10.0
Fitness Minutes: (22,219) Posts: 12,965 9/28/11 9:43 P
I was born early....my mom was 7 months along. She didn't have a name picked out for me yet. Her room mate at the army hospital suggested my name...I don't know what it means. I have only met one other person with the same name. also it is my middle name. I have enjoyed using it on Spark People because it is the first time I have really used it EVER.
Edited by: SHAKENMA at: 9/28/2011 (21:44)
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