SparkPeople 40 somethings with 25-49 pounds to lose Team Messageboard This team is for those of us in our 40's, hoping to lose 25-49 pounds. We are a friendly, supportive bunch! So ... welcome aboard and have fun! SparkPeople 40 somethings with 25-49 pounds to lose Team Messageboard April and May Chat Good Afternoon Team, <BR> <BR> Here is the chat threat for the this month and Next. I am thinking of possibly starting some challenges to do. If any of you are interested in something post it here in the group chat and I can start doing something. I want to make sure every one is getting what they need from the group. Sun, 18 Apr 2021 14:56:47 EST Hi I'm new to this team. Been losing weight this year and realized that I was now in this group. My goal is to lose the last of my goal weight and be there by the end of June. As of this morning, I was 27.4 away from that goal. <BR> I'm 42 years old. I have an 11 year old son that keeps me busy with his school activities and with being ADHD/Autistic. He's very high functioning autistic but he has his challenges all the same. We are hoping to move this summer which is coming up way quicker than I... Mon, 1 Mar 2021 15:21:37 EST Late February/March 2021 SO sorry I forgot to make the new monthly posting. Wow getting going in this new job has really been making me forget things here at home. Sun, 21 Feb 2021 09:19:32 EST Letting Go Letting go of everything that is weighing me down. It's time for ME! Sun, 10 Jan 2021 11:37:50 EST January 2021 The New Year has begun. Go out and get your Spark on. Fri, 1 Jan 2021 09:20:06 EST December Welcome To December. Have a wonderful day Wed, 2 Dec 2020 09:23:42 EST Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!! <link><BR>sage/view/message/2433180-20E9-49B3?ut<BR>m_source=Sailthru&amp;utm_medium=email<BR>&amp;utm_campaign=Ecard%20-%20DaySprin<BR>g%20-%201%20Amazing%20Template </link> <BR> <BR> I will have to quit this team soon! <BR> <BR> I'm turning 50 very soon! Sun, 22 Nov 2020 08:43:29 EST November Good Morning all. November has Officially started. With snow here. Not suppose to stick but who knows. Sun, 1 Nov 2020 11:27:13 EST hi :-D hi all, i'm looking to lose 30 lbs. i'd love to get plugged into a community of support. i'm in the rocky mountain area. <BR> does anyone do weight loss support groups like overeaters anonymous or weight watchers? <BR> thanks, <BR> Diana Sat, 31 Oct 2020 02:18:01 EST Hi everyone, It’s been quite a while since I was on SparkPeople. Unfortunately, I’ve allowed my weight to creep back up by living in denial lol. After reading an article today on SparkPeople (8 practical ways to stop resisting what’s good for you) I knew I had to come back to resume my weight loss journey. I’m happy to be here and look forward to meeting everyone! Sun, 25 Oct 2020 18:57:53 EST October Welcome to the first day of October. I hope the month is good to you. Thu, 1 Oct 2020 08:14:51 EST . . Sun, 27 Sep 2020 15:18:33 EST September Well since September is right around the corner. Literally tomorrow here is a new topic. I look forward to chatting with you all this coming month. Mon, 31 Aug 2020 20:39:25 EST July Welcome To the new Month. Hopefully July will be a good month. The laws for insurance changed here in Michigan. They are suppose to be lower rates. We will see. People will still complain. I know they are high but unfortunately there is nothing we can do about that. Thu, 2 Jul 2020 09:30:30 EST Recent weight gain; looking for accountability I've gained 20 pounds in the last couple of years, putting me at my highest weight ever. I know I can lose the weight, but I need some motivation and accountability to eat right. Sun, 28 Jun 2020 23:22:11 EST Hello Hi, my name is Jessie, I'm not new to Spark and decided to join again since my daughter is really concerned about my health and mental well being. She is graduating high school and is just worried about all of our futures. So, I'm trying to be proactive in my losing weight and becoming healthy so I can support her journey in becoming healthy as well. Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:15:58 EST June Oh my god!! <BR> <BR> The last few months; this world has changed so much. It's hard to keep track of the day in and day outs. The first six months were stressful I wonder what the nest six months are going to be like. Out of all of that, we have seen good. Forget the rioting around the world. Forget about fighting. People are actually helping each other. Or maybe I am just an optimist. Maybe I see the good in all. I've been a front line worker since day one. Sometimes, being an ... Tue, 2 Jun 2020 19:05:31 EST hi im rachael hi everyone so about me im separated but have a boyfriend going on 3 years . 3 kids a 21 year old son 18 year old girl an 8 year old girl . i had lap band surgery in 2011 i did lose right at 100lbs gained back 15lbs while i feel it was successful i had more then 100lbs to lose so thats why im here i really want to get down to my super short term goal of 199 then 180 and long term of 160. I am a nurse and often feel i do not have time for exercise my day starts at 330 am then when i get home... Sun, 31 May 2020 07:14:22 EST Question of the Day May 22 What does the L.L. in L.L. Bean stand for? <BR> Living Large <BR> Leon Leonwood <BR> Loving Life <BR> Lindsay Lohan <BR> Answer Sat, 23 May 2020 00:38:08 EST Question of the Day May 21 Whose presidential bid ended after rumors of an affair with Donna Rice? <BR> John Edwards <BR> Ted Kennedy <BR> Gary Hart <BR> Michael Dukakis <BR> Answer Fri, 22 May 2020 00:57:18 EST Question of the Day May 20 Who did Taylor Swift reportedly write "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" about? <BR> John Mayer <BR> Jake Gyllenhaal <BR> Harry Styles <BR> Joe Jonas <BR> Answer Thu, 21 May 2020 01:01:45 EST Question of the Day May 19 Which athlete's birth name is Lew Alcindor? <BR> Muhammad Ali <BR> Kareem Abdul-Jabbar <BR> Tiger Woods <BR> Hulk Hogan <BR> Answer Wed, 20 May 2020 00:17:41 EST Question of the Day May 18 The star of what classic sci-fi TV show once recorded a half-spoken, half-sung pop album? <BR> Star Trek <BR> Mork &amp; Mindy <BR> The Twilight Zone <BR> Lost Mon, 18 May 2020 23:54:09 EST Question of the Day May 17 The Juan Valdez logo represents coffee from which country? <BR> Brazil <BR> Colombia <BR> Venezuela <BR> Argentina <BR> Answer Sun, 17 May 2020 23:53:55 EST Question of the Day May 16 Born in 2013, what royal child is third in line to the British throne? <BR> Archie <BR> Louis <BR> George <BR> Harry <BR> Answer Sun, 17 May 2020 00:03:16 EST Question of the Day May 15 What former anchor is married to talk show host Maury Povich? <BR> Barbara Walters <BR> Connie Chung <BR> Diane Sawyer <BR> Joan Lunden <BR> Answer Fri, 15 May 2020 23:32:25 EST Question of the Day May 14 The mother of Jamie Lee Curtis starred in which movie? <BR> The Wizard of Oz <BR> Psycho <BR> Gone with the Wind <BR> The Sound of Music <BR> Answer Thu, 14 May 2020 23:59:59 EST Question of the Day May 13 Which animated character is voiced by a woman? <BR> Papa Smurf <BR> Bugs Bunny <BR> George Jetson <BR> Bart Simpson <BR> Answer Wed, 13 May 2020 22:18:32 EST Question of the Day May 12 Who coached the 1972 Miami Dolphins to their legendary perfect season? <BR> John Madden <BR> Vince Lombardi <BR> Tom Landry <BR> Don Shula <BR> Answer Tue, 12 May 2020 23:10:11 EST Motivation May 11 “This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hat... Mon, 11 May 2020 23:45:41 EST Question of the Day May 11 Which snack was originally created by a minister as part of a diet to suppress sexual urges? <BR> Graham Cracker <BR> Wheat Thins <BR> Cheez-It <BR> Saltine Cracker <BR> Answer Mon, 11 May 2020 23:24:35 EST Kind of New Member... Hello Everyone! I'm LaToya and I'm a returning SP member. I started my WL journey back in February of 2009 and I lost about 35 lbs, then I had a baby and fell ALL THE WAY off the wagon! LOL After having my daughter, I decided to start another WL journey and failed. Since then I've started and stopped a few journeys. I finally found something that worked. I remembered all the great support I got from SP back in the day and I decided to return for continued help and motivation. Sun, 10 May 2020 13:56:43 EST Question of the Day May 9 What is it called when someone plays a video game so much that they begin to see it away from the screen? <BR> Pac-Man effect <BR> Tetris effect <BR> Pokémon effect <BR> Fortnite effect <BR> Answer Sun, 10 May 2020 01:01:23 EST Question of the Day May 8 Who is the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live? <BR> Bob Hope <BR> George Burns <BR> Betty White <BR> Milton Berle <BR> Answer Fri, 8 May 2020 22:47:41 EST Question of the Day May 7 The ’90s hunk Fabio was part of a advertising campaign for what? <BR> Slim Jim <BR> Honey Nut Cheerios <BR> Fleischmann's Yeast <BR> I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! <BR> Answer Thu, 7 May 2020 23:06:30 EST Question of the Day May 6 What was the first color film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture? <BR> Gone with the Wind <BR> The Wizard of Oz <BR> Casablanca <BR> Lawrence of Arabia <BR> Answer Wed, 6 May 2020 20:40:57 EST Question of the Day May 5 What type of clothing is named for a place in the United States? <BR> Tuxedo <BR> Cardigan <BR> Corset <BR> Leotard <BR> Answer <BR> Tue, 5 May 2020 22:34:17 EST Question of the Day May 4 Which fast-food chain was ordered to pay millions after allegedly stealing an advertising mascot? <BR> Chick-fil-A <BR> Taco Bell <BR> Burger King <BR> Little Caesar’s <BR> Answer <BR> Mon, 4 May 2020 23:13:56 EST Question of the Day May 3 What cartoonist created “Calvin &amp; Hobbes”? <BR> Garry Trudeau <BR> Charles Schulz <BR> Gary Larson <BR> Bill Watterson <BR> Answer <BR> Sun, 3 May 2020 23:10:55 EST Question of the Day May 2 Which two objects could be found on the flag of the Soviet Union? <BR> Sun &amp; moon <BR> Sword &amp; shield <BR> Hammer &amp; sickle <BR> Bear &amp; cross <BR> Answer Sat, 2 May 2020 23:03:43 EST Question of the Day May 1 Who sang the theme song in the movie "Grease"? <BR> Frankie Valli <BR> Fabian <BR> Frankie Avalon <BR> Bobby Darin <BR> Answer <BR> Fri, 1 May 2020 22:44:42 EST Hi There! Im Erica Hi There, my name is Erica. <BR> I just turned 45 and realized that I don't want to be like this anymore.. I had told myself that this is just how it is for me now. Well.... I don't like it!! I have lost weight before, and I can do it again, despite my changes in life and age and kids and all the other things I've been telling myself these past few years. I'm going to need help and dedication and ideas on what to eat!! LOL.. I'm happy to be here, excited and can't wait to meet some of you and... Fri, 17 Apr 2020 09:41:37 EST Help! My waist is 34 inches! I just measured myself! It used to be 28 inches! <BR> <BR> Help! I want my old body back! <BR> <BR> I really feel like giving up! Nothing's working! I exercise regularly and I haven't had fast food in sooooo long! And yet my waist keeps expanding! Why?! <BR> <BR> I am sooooo depressed &amp; discouraged! Mon, 13 Apr 2020 12:13:20 EST Starting over AGAIN! I have tried sparkpeople in the past with great success! Trying at this again. 3rd time around- 3rd times a charm, right? Looking for motivation during these new and trying times. Homeschooling 3 boys at the time, because of pandemic, and working full time outside of the home becomes very challenging. I am sure numerous people on here are in the same boat. We can do this together with some positive re-enforcement and the help of each other. Good luck to all of you and lets ride this out toget... Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:27:42 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 6 Feb 2020 15:38:03 EST Short term goal for 2020 I want to get into a habit of eating fruit or veggies at every meal. Cut down on my snacks. It takes 21 days to make a habit but only one day to break it. Wed, 1 Jan 2020 23:52:42 EST Question of the Day December 6 What fashion trend did “Miami Vice” help make popular? <BR> Argyle sweaters <BR> Denim jackets <BR> Bell bottoms <BR> T-shirt with blazer Fri, 6 Dec 2019 23:18:15 EST Question of the Day December 5 Where is the most popular spot in the world to take a selfie? <BR> Disney World <BR> Empire State Building <BR> Eiffel Tower <BR> Big Ben <BR> Answer Thu, 5 Dec 2019 23:31:28 EST Question of the Day December 4 Which celebrity received their stage name from a medieval English ballad? <BR> Chevy Chase <BR> Alan Alda <BR> Freddie Mercury <BR> Bruno Mars <BR> Answer Wed, 4 Dec 2019 23:18:50 EST Question of the Day December 3 Which item was invented by a secretary and later sold for $47 million dollars? <BR> Paper clip <BR> Post-it Note <BR> Highlighter <BR> Liquid Paper Wed, 4 Dec 2019 00:19:29 EST Question of the Day December 2 What character is famous for wearing a yellow shirt with a black zigzag? <BR> Bart Simpson <BR> Mickey Mouse <BR> Charlie Brown <BR> Fred Flintstone <BR> Answer Mon, 2 Dec 2019 19:59:36 EST Question of the Day December 1 A Museum honoring the work of what TV icon is located in Mount Airy, North Carolina? <BR> Andy Griffith <BR> Lucille Ball <BR> Johnny Carson <BR> Mary Tyler Moore <BR> Sun, 1 Dec 2019 20:03:52 EST New Month V It's already November.!!! What ever happened to October? It seemed like it flew by. I hope this month doesn't go by as fast as October did. It probably will, since Christmas is right around the corner. Arrgg!!! First off, I would like to apologize for not being here. October was not a very good month. With deaths in the family and deer accidents and everything in between. I just had a hard time coping with everyday life at times. It was easier for me to just take time for myself then... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 23:59:17 EST Question of the Day October 4 For which film did John Wayne win his only Oscar? <BR> Rio Bravo <BR> El Dorado <BR> The Alamo <BR> True Grit <BR> Answer Fri, 4 Oct 2019 20:33:32 EST Question of the Day October 3 Science <BR> How often does Halley's Comet pass Earth? <BR> <BR> 35 Years <BR> <BR> 92 Years <BR> <BR> 76 Years <BR> Thu, 3 Oct 2019 23:02:49 EST Question of the Day October 2 History <BR> The world's first postage stamp was introduced in what year? <BR> <BR> 1840 <BR> <BR> 1760 <BR> <BR> 1690 Wed, 2 Oct 2019 23:41:50 EST Question of the Day October 1 Which bird is featured on New Zealand's one dollar coin? <BR> Emu <BR> Condor <BR> Eagle <BR> Kiwi <BR> Answer Tue, 1 Oct 2019 20:09:46 EST New Month IV I came here thinking about what to accomplish for the coming month but to be over whelmed with nothing but grief. Today and yesterday were not the best days for me. I ate like a fiend. I ate like I never ate or saw food in my whole life ever. I was full, but I still ate. I throw up food, but I would let it settle a bit and eat some more. What was wrong with me you ask. I will tell you. There, of course, is silver linings to everything. You just have to figure out where to look for th... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 20:07:11 EST Question of the Day September 30 Who was the first female candidate for the U.S. presidency? <BR> Victoria Woodhull <BR> Hillary Clinton <BR> Geraldine Ferraro <BR> Elizabeth Dole <BR> Answer Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:13:38 EST Questions of the Day September 29 Television <BR> What was the first network television show to use the F word? <BR> <BR> Saturday Night Live <BR> <BR> NYPD Blue <BR> <BR> Hill Street Blues Sun, 29 Sep 2019 21:25:10 EST Question of the Day September 28 How many days are there in a fortnight? <BR> 4 days <BR> 7 days <BR> 10 days <BR> 14 days <BR> Answer Sat, 28 Sep 2019 22:19:39 EST Question of the Day September 27 Which Hall of Fame NBA player was known as the “Round Mound of Rebound”? <BR> Charles Barkley <BR> Shaquille O'Neal <BR> Dennis Rodman <BR> Kareem Abdul-Jabbar <BR> Answer Fri, 27 Sep 2019 22:42:06 EST Question of the Day September 26 Which character appears in the upper right corner during the opening credits of the Brady Bunch? <BR> Marcia <BR> Greg <BR> Carol <BR> Bobby <BR> Answer Thu, 26 Sep 2019 20:04:16 EST Painting a Picture Hi there! <BR> <BR> I'm a 43yr old mom of 6. I smoke, drink, eat too much and don't exercise enough. My doc wants me to go on Statins which I don't like. I'm also having blood sugar issues and I pretty much am tired all the time. I want to feel better and live longer. That's why I'm here! <BR> <BR> It's all a little overwhelming though. My daughter told me this today: it's like a painting mom, little strokes all come together. <BR> <BR> Beautiful! Wed, 25 Sep 2019 23:13:47 EST Questiopn of the Day September 25 Holidays <BR> In the Polar Express, what is the first gift of Christmas? <BR> <BR> A Sleigh Bell <BR> <BR> A Football <BR> <BR> A Model Train Wed, 25 Sep 2019 20:22:51 EST Question of the Day September 24 What year did the United States celebrate its sesquicentennial? <BR> 1826 <BR> 1876 <BR> 1926 <BR> 1976 <BR> Answer Tue, 24 Sep 2019 23:38:04 EST Question of the Day September 22 Animals <BR> What is the world's most poisonous spider? <BR> <BR> Brown Recluse <BR> <BR> Sydney Funnel Spider <BR> <BR> Brazilian Wandering Spider Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:37:24 EST Question of the day September 21 What candy bar is considered good luck in Japan? <BR> Kit Kat <BR> Snickers <BR> 3 Musketeers <BR> Butterfinger <BR> Answer Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:31:31 EST Question of the Day September 20 What is the male part of a flower? <BR> Sepal <BR> Pistil <BR> Stamen <BR> Peduncle <BR> Answer Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:57:02 EST Question of the Day September 19 According to Greek mythology, who was the first woman on Earth? <BR> Aphrodite <BR> Hermes <BR> Athena <BR> Pandora <BR> Answer Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:17:02 EST Question of the Day September 18 What is the longest war in American history? <BR> Vietnam War <BR> World War II <BR> American Civil War <BR> Afghanistan War <BR> Answer Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:54:34 EST Question of the Day September 17 Holidays <BR> Who created the first electric light Christmas display? <BR> <BR> Thomas Edison <BR> <BR> John Logie Baird <BR> <BR> James Watt Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:53:27 EST Question of the Day September 16 Which bird is used as the official mascot to the Linux operating system? <BR> Penguin <BR> Owl <BR> Toucan <BR> Duck <BR> Answer Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:43:50 EST Question of the Day September 15 What was the first nation to have a female prime minister? <BR> Germany <BR> Sri Lanka <BR> Israel <BR> New Zealand <BR> Answer Sun, 15 Sep 2019 22:57:12 EST Question of the Day September 14 Surprise <BR> Who is Skaar? <BR> <BR> Son of Wolverine <BR> <BR> Son of Hulk <BR> <BR> Son of Tarzan Sat, 14 Sep 2019 16:06:05 EST Question of the Day September 13 part IV What does PS stand for at the end of a letter? <BR> Personal Script <BR> Postscript <BR> Private Sentence <BR> Personal Seal <BR> Answer Sat, 14 Sep 2019 00:09:43 EST Question of the Day September 13 part III What does PS stand for at the end of a letter? <BR> Personal Script <BR> Postscript <BR> Private Sentence <BR> Personal Seal <BR> Answer Sat, 14 Sep 2019 00:09:01 EST Question of the Day September 13 part II Music <BR> Which singer ripped up a photograph of the Pope on international television? <BR> <BR> Sinead O'Conner <BR> <BR> Madonna <BR> <BR> Prince Sat, 14 Sep 2019 00:06:25 EST Question of the Day September 13 Lambeau Field is the home field of which National Football League team? <BR> San Francisco 49ers <BR> Philadelphia Eagles <BR> Chicago Bears <BR> Green Bay Packers <BR> Answer Sat, 14 Sep 2019 00:02:00 EST Question of the Day September 9 People <BR> Which of the following celebrities does NOT have a graduate degree? <BR> <BR> David Duchovny <BR> <BR> Sigourney Weaver <BR> <BR> Oprah Winfrey Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:08:18 EST Question the Day September 8 Where was the first U.S. federal penitentiary? <BR> Rikers Island <BR> Otisville <BR> Attica <BR> Leavenworth <BR> Answer Sun, 8 Sep 2019 23:55:06 EST Question of the Day September 6 History <BR> Which U.S. president appears on the front of the $2 bill? <BR> <BR> Thomas Jefferson <BR> <BR> Alexander Hamilton <BR> <BR> Benjamin Franklin Sat, 7 Sep 2019 00:47:08 EST Question of the Day September 5 Animals <BR> What is the scientific name for the trunk of an elephant? <BR> <BR> Pangaea <BR> <BR> Proboscis <BR> <BR> Phyla Thu, 5 Sep 2019 17:24:51 EST Question of the Day September 4 Music <BR> What famous star appeared in Paula Abdul's (Rush, Rush) video? <BR> <BR> Keanu Reeves <BR> <BR> Tom Cruise <BR> <BR> Woody Harrelson Wed, 4 Sep 2019 14:43:58 EST Question of the Day September 3 Film <BR> What movie depicts a society in which population and the consumption of resources are maintained by killing everyone who reaches the age of 30? <BR> <BR> In TIme <BR> <BR> Logan's Run <BR> <BR> District 9 Wed, 4 Sep 2019 00:28:47 EST New Member Hello everyone. Just introducing myself. My name is Mike. I am 46. Had a heart attack and now making the lifestyle changes necessary to be healthy. Tue, 3 Sep 2019 11:19:48 EST Mindful thinking This is my new challenge to you all. September 23 is the first day of Autumn for the Northern Hemisphere. So my challenge is this: I want you all to find peace and tranquility in the day. It can be small or big. I want you to describe the scene and how you felt. What you thought about in that moment. Let that moment take you in and hold you there. Just be mindful of your surroundings. <BR> <BR> I would like you all to explain the experience. Give it details. Just say what comes to... Tue, 3 Sep 2019 00:47:53 EST Question of the Day September 2 According to an age-old fashion rule, Labor Day is the last day you can wear what? <BR> Sequins <BR> Black <BR> Sandals <BR> White <BR> Answer Tue, 3 Sep 2019 00:16:37 EST New Month III Happy September to you all. Fall is upon us. September 23 is the first day of Autumn. Do you have big plans for the new month? My plans are to continue doing what I am doing. Maybe add a new exercise. My sky is the limit. I know I have to get a lot more jewelry done in order to sell them at a craft fair. The only thing I got done is one necklace and six pairs of earrings. I need a lot more. I also am going to be teach a class later this month in how to make stretchy bracelets. I ch... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 22:39:40 EST Question of the Day September 1 The jet stream blows in which direction? <BR> East to West <BR> North to South <BR> West to East <BR> South to North <BR> Answer Sun, 1 Sep 2019 22:30:22 EST Question of the Day August 31 What chemical element gives the blood of a lobster a bluish tint? <BR> Iron <BR> Copper <BR> Vanadium <BR> Cobalt <BR> Answer Sat, 31 Aug 2019 23:07:18 EST Question of the Day August 30 Geography <BR> What is the smallest State in the United States? <BR> <BR> Connecticut <BR> <BR> Delaware <BR> <BR> Rhode Island Sat, 31 Aug 2019 00:58:39 EST Question of the Day August 29 What is the most valuable sports franchise in the world? <BR> Dallas Cowboys <BR> New York Yankees <BR> Manchester United <BR> New York Knicks <BR> Answer Thu, 29 Aug 2019 23:36:41 EST Question of the Day August 27 The Guinness Book of Records was created after an argument about what? <BR> The tallest person in the world <BR> The fastest game bird in Europe <BR> The deepest ocean in the world <BR> The most digits of pi memorized <BR> Answer Tue, 27 Aug 2019 23:40:59 EST Question of the Day August 26 Tourists often leave a penny at the grave of which man? <BR> Al Capone <BR> Benedict Arnold <BR> John F. Kennedy <BR> John Wilkes Booth Mon, 26 Aug 2019 13:19:07 EST Question of the Day August 25 Which country does Greenland belong to? <BR> Canada <BR> Iceland <BR> Denmark <BR> Norway <BR> Answer Sun, 25 Aug 2019 22:43:15 EST Quesstion of the Day August 24 The infamous Guantanamo Bay detention camp is located in which country? <BR> The Bahamas <BR> Dominican Republic <BR> Cuba <BR> United States <BR> Answer Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:29:53 EST Question of the Day August 23 What protest movement's slogan was "We are the 99%"? <BR> Black Lives Matter <BR> Tea Party movement <BR> Occupy Wall Street <BR> Me Too movement Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:34:49 EST Question of the Day August 22 What country is First Lady Melania Trump from? <BR> Croatia <BR> Slovenia <BR> Estonia <BR> Romania <BR> Answer Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:31:58 EST Question of the Day August 21 Which former talk show host has been married eight times to seven different people? <BR> Geraldo Rivera <BR> David Letterman <BR> Barbara Walters <BR> Larry King <BR> Answer Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:42:25 EST Question of the Day August 20 Which fast food chain introduced the Baconator in 2007? <BR> Subway <BR> Burger King <BR> Arby's <BR> Wendy's <BR> Answer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:22:04 EST Question of the Day August 19 Which movie was accidentally awarded the Oscar for Best Picture in 2017? <BR> La La Land <BR> Hacksaw Ridge <BR> A Star Is Born <BR> The Shape of Water <BR> Answer Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:50:36 EST Question of the Day August 18 Sports <BR> Which NFL Hall of Famer's daughter played for the Bikini Basketball Association? <BR> <BR> Deion Sanders <BR> <BR> Marcus Allen <BR> <BR> Eric Dickerson Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:32:06 EST Question of the Day August 17 Which musician wrote the children's picture book "The English Roses"? <BR> Jimmy Buffett <BR> Gloria Estefan <BR> Ozzy Osbourne <BR> Madonna <BR> Answer Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:04:05 EST Question of the Day August 16 Surprise <BR> What type of vegetarian excludes all types of meat from their diet but eats eggs and dairy products? <BR> <BR> Lacto-ovo vegetarian <BR> <BR> Lacto vegetarian <BR> <BR> Vegan Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:13:54 EST Question of the Day August 15 Food &amp; Drink <BR> Visiting which fast-food joint has become a Christmas tradition in Japan? <BR> <BR> Mcdonalds <BR> <BR> KFC <BR> <BR> Wendys Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:27:02 EST Question of the Day August 14 Headlines <BR> Will Rogers, Wiley Post die in airplane crash in Alaska" appeared on the "New York Times" front page in which year? <BR> <BR> 1962 <BR> <BR> 1948 <BR> <BR> 1935 Wed, 14 Aug 2019 23:01:25 EST Question of the Day August 13 Which Beatles album cover features the band crossing the road at a zebra crossing? <BR> Revolver <BR> Help! <BR> Abbey Road <BR> Rubber Soul <BR> Answer Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:53:27 EST Question of the Day August 12 What is the common name for the star Sirius? <BR> Dog Star <BR> North Star <BR> Polaris <BR> Canopus Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:18:45 EST Question of the Day August 11 Which actor took his name from a street that leads up to the gates of Paramount Studios? <BR> Burt Reynolds <BR> Clint Eastwood <BR> Harrison Ford <BR> Charles Bronson <BR> Answer Sun, 11 Aug 2019 11:56:19 EST Question of the Day August 10 Politics <BR> Congress is the ________ branch of the U.S. government? <BR> <BR> Executive <BR> <BR> Legislative <BR> <BR> Judicial Sat, 10 Aug 2019 21:12:38 EST Question of the Day August 9 Which company cut ties with spokesman Jared Fogle in 2015? <BR> Verizon <BR> Nike <BR> Subway <BR> Weight Watchers <BR> Answer Fri, 9 Aug 2019 09:35:12 EST Question of the Day August 8 Which of these astronauts was later elected to the U.S. Senate? <BR> Neil Armstrong <BR> Buzz Aldrin <BR> Sally Ride <BR> John Glenn Thu, 8 Aug 2019 10:18:42 EST Question of the Day August 7 Film <BR> Who was the first Disney princess with a tattoo? <BR> <BR> Merida <BR> <BR> Mulan <BR> <BR> Pocahontas Wed, 7 Aug 2019 18:41:50 EST Question of the Day August 5 Which U.S. President imposed the first federal income tax? <BR> George Washington <BR> Thomas Jefferson <BR> Abraham Lincoln <BR> Theodore Roosevelt Mon, 5 Aug 2019 22:04:42 EST Questiopn of the Day, August 4 Holidays <BR> The practice of decorating Easter eggs can be traced back to... <BR> <BR> Rome <BR> <BR> Egypt <BR> <BR> Africa Sun, 4 Aug 2019 11:39:51 EST Question of the Day, August 3 Technology <BR> Which acronym describes the result of improper input? <BR> <BR> NINO <BR> <BR> FILO <BR> <BR> GIGO Sat, 3 Aug 2019 20:10:58 EST Question of the Day, August 2 What was major league baseball’s Yogi Berra’s real first name? <BR> Demetri <BR> Todd <BR> Yasin <BR> Lawrence <BR> Answer Fri, 2 Aug 2019 23:50:02 EST Roll call Where does everyone live? I live in Northern Minnesota. Thu, 1 Aug 2019 23:29:36 EST New Month Part II Today starts a new day and the beginning of a new month. Yay. Summer is going fast. I think there is only 52 days until Fall. Then the dark days of winter. For some, cabin fever starts in. If it's true, that the previous six month dictates how the next six months going to be. It might be hell. Summer, has been hot. July, the hottest month ever recorded. So I read. So is January going to be the month of extreme cold. <BR> <BR> I know where I live in northern Minnesota, it was ac... Thu, 1 Aug 2019 23:27:56 EST Question of the Day, August 1 Which famous movie character's name was inspired by filmmaker George Lucas's dog? <BR> Indiana Jones <BR> Jabba the Hutt <BR> Yoda <BR> Darth Vader <BR> Answer Thu, 1 Aug 2019 23:13:29 EST Question of the Day July 30 What sea creature killed "The Crocodile Hunter" star Steve Irwin? <BR> Electric eel <BR> Tiger shark <BR> Crocodile <BR> Stingray Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:25:42 EST Question of the Day July 29 Film <BR> Who is the flame-shooting guitarist in Mad Max: Fury Road? <BR> <BR> Sean Hape <BR> <BR> Peter Garrett <BR> <BR> Michael Stipe Mon, 29 Jul 2019 21:19:46 EST Question of the Day July 28 Food &amp; Drink <BR> The snack commonly referred to as "potato chips" were originally called what? <BR> <BR> French Fires <BR> <BR> Saratoga Chips <BR> <BR> Finger Chips Sun, 28 Jul 2019 22:38:53 EST Question of the Day July 27 People <BR> Reports of a relationship with which model ended the presidential campaign of Senator Gary Hart? <BR> <BR> Donna Rice <BR> <BR> Jean Shrimpton <BR> <BR> Colleen Corby Sat, 27 Jul 2019 14:28:29 EST How to get back on track after a binge? I had a very stressful day yesterday. I was doing really great all week meeting my challenges and truly believed I was on a good streak. <BR> The day ended with me having to take the kids to the pool in the evening. My husband always takes them but had to go out of town. <BR> I haven't been seen in a bathing suit this year and had no intention to. The thought of going to the pool (with most likely a ton of people I know) in a bathing suit was hideous. <BR> I had to pep talk myself the whole ... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:29:52 EST Question of the Day July 18 Who became famous for his theoretical work on black holes? <BR> Stephen Hawking <BR> Edwin Hubble <BR> Carl Sagan <BR> Nicolaus Copernicus Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:40:23 EST Question of the Day July 17 Who is the only person to win an Oscar for acting in a Quentin Tarantino film? <BR> Samuel L. Jackson <BR> Christoph Waltz <BR> John Travolta <BR> Woody Harrelson Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:20:07 EST Question of the Day July 15 What is the correct spelling of this superhero? <BR> Spider Man <BR> Spiderman <BR> Spider-Man Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:54:41 EST Question of the Day July 14 What is your favorite movie? Mon, 15 Jul 2019 00:00:43 EST Question of the Day July 13 Which creature has 3 hearts? <BR> Octopus <BR> Elephant <BR> Seahorse <BR> Giraffe <BR> Answer Sat, 13 Jul 2019 20:57:20 EST Question of the Day July 12 Film <BR> What 1987 movie features the "Partridge Family" house being firebombed? <BR> <BR> Superman IV <BR> <BR> Lost Boys <BR> <BR> Lethal Weapon Fri, 12 Jul 2019 22:35:00 EST Question of the day July 11 Do you do any volunteer work? Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:07:39 EST Question of the day July 10 Headlines <BR> Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through London on March 23 in a last-ditch, long-shot effort to do what? <BR> <BR> reverse Britain’s looming split from the European Union <BR> <BR> call attention to high gas prices and petition lawmakers to lower them <BR> <BR> demand that the United Kingdom take action on climate change Wed, 10 Jul 2019 23:51:04 EST Question of the day July 9 What is your greatest accomplishment? Tue, 9 Jul 2019 23:25:07 EST Question of the day July 8 If you were stranded on a desert island. There is nobody around. What would you name the island? Mon, 8 Jul 2019 23:35:51 EST Question of the Day July 7 Animals <BR> What is the only mammal capable of true flight? <BR> <BR> Hummingbird <BR> <BR> Flying Squirrel <BR> <BR> Bat Sun, 7 Jul 2019 23:51:58 EST Goals I have hit my goal for three days in a row with my medical issues that is huge now to tighten up the nutrition!!!! Sun, 7 Jul 2019 00:13:40 EST Question of the day July 6 It's National Fried Chicken Day. What place do you think serves the best? Sat, 6 Jul 2019 21:25:58 EST Question of the day July 5 What is you favorite movie? Fri, 5 Jul 2019 23:39:05 EST Question of the Day July 4 When was the Declaration of Independence signed? <BR> July 2, 1776 <BR> July 4, 1776 <BR> July 6, 1776 <BR> August 2, 1776 <BR> Answer Thu, 4 Jul 2019 23:05:27 EST Question of the day July 3 July 3, 1985; The movie Back To The Future was released in theaters. Can you tell me a quote from the movie? Wed, 3 Jul 2019 23:59:57 EST Question of the Day July 2 What of the four season's is your favorite?? Wed, 3 Jul 2019 00:30:45 EST Question of the day July 1 Do you have any siblings? Mon, 1 Jul 2019 23:20:08 EST Hello! 40+ and New Job For almost 15 years, I was a practicing attorney. As an attorney, with children and home life, I didn't move around much at work and didn't have time to exercise. Oh, I walked here and there with my camera, but mostly, sitting. I dropped law at the beginning of April, and now am training to be a barista. Consequently, I am on my feet 8+ hours a day. I am suddenly weary and tired and exhausted, and feel like I need a stretch I cannot achieve. So, I figure it's time to change things up a bit ou... Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:21:16 EST My 600 pound life Does anyone watch My 600 pound life? I watch it a lot. Sometimes I cry because I am happy for them. Sometimes I cry because I'm sad for them. I was just wondering what you think of the show. For those who watch it, do you find it motivating or disheartening? I find it both. Even though I can relate to the people, sometimes I just want to fly through the tv and slap them. hehe Wed, 5 Jun 2019 23:01:18 EST New month What are your plans for the month? I know there is already a tread that asks that, but I want to break it down. Just kind of asking questions that are specific to you. It makes your more accountable. It's kind of like journaling, but just one specific goal. How are you going to approach it? What if you don't successfully accomplish that goal; are you going to beat yourself up? I hope not. Just start over and make it your own. <BR> <BR> Everyone is on the same journey to lose weigh... Sat, 1 Jun 2019 23:15:29 EST May 31 Trivia 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mark Felt <BR> <BR> On May 31, 2005, former FBI second-in-command Mark Felt revealed he was the person behind Deep Throat, the secret informant who tipped off Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to Richard Nixon's connections to the Watergate scandal. Here are five things you didn't know about Mark Felt, the man better known as Deep Throat .. <BR> <BR> Felt's Family Wasn't Even Sure if He Really Was Deep Throat <BR> <BR> Bob Woodward was very good a... Fri, 31 May 2019 13:05:22 EST May 30 Trivia What capital of a southern U.S. state is named after a President? <BR> Thu, 30 May 2019 20:59:37 EST May 29 Trivia Film <BR> Who is the only Top Gun actor who didn't vomit while in the fighter jets? <BR> <BR> Anthony Edwards <BR> <BR> Val Kilmer <BR> <BR> Tom Cruise Wed, 29 May 2019 23:23:30 EST May 28 Trivia The mental and physical exercise known as yoga evolves from what religion? Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:06 EST May 27 Trivia In 1989, when a Beverly Hills policeman pulled over her Rolls Royce, this 71-year old woman slapped him. Who was she? Mon, 27 May 2019 23:48:50 EST May 26 Trivia What valuable animal parts, located mostly in Asia or Africa, can be up to 10 feet long weigh up to 200 pounds? Sun, 26 May 2019 23:05:39 EST May 25 Trivia Q: what is the substance inside a popcorn kernel that makes is pop when heated? Sat, 25 May 2019 22:26:27 EST May 24 Trivia In 1513, this Spanish explorer was searching for something supernatural, and discovered Florida. Who was he and what was he searching for? Fri, 24 May 2019 14:04:07 EST May 23 Trivia Which US state has the highest per capita income, almost $20,000 per person, as well as America's highest median household income, around $41,000? Fri, 24 May 2019 00:03:38 EST May 22 Trivia Music <BR> How many different instruments did Prince play on his debut album? <BR> <BR> 9 <BR> <BR> 18 <BR> <BR> 27 Wed, 22 May 2019 20:40:10 EST May 21 Trivia About 30 years ago, this musical group took their group name from the title of a song, and recently, on their latest album, this group recorded that song. What's the group's name, and the song title? Tue, 21 May 2019 10:01:01 EST May 20 Trivia <BR> All Trivia Categories <BR> Trivia Game <BR> Trivia Quiz <BR> Submit Your Own Trivia <BR> Live Trivia Contests <BR> Plan Your Own Event <BR> Trivia Book Info <BR> Buy Trivia <BR> Trivia Cafe T-Shirt <BR> Trivia Categories: <BR> Animal Trivia <BR> Arts Trivia <BR> Computer Trivia <BR> Currency Trivia <BR> Current Event Trivia <BR> Education Trivia <BR> Entertainment Trivia <BR> Fad Trivia <BR> General Trivia <BR> Geography Trivia <BR> Government Trivia <BR> History Trivia <BR> Labor Trivi... Mon, 20 May 2019 11:21:30 EST May 19 Trivia Headlines <BR> What was the first state to allow same sex couples to marry? <BR> <BR> California <BR> <BR> Massachusetts <BR> <BR> Minnesota Sun, 19 May 2019 18:42:17 EST May 18 Trivia 5 Things You Didn't Know About Mount St. Helens <BR> <BR> On this day in 1980, Mount St. Helens, a volcanic peak in southwestern Washington, erupted, killing 57 people. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about the events that led to the eruption and the dangerous consequences… <BR> <BR> There Was Advance Warning That Mount St. Helens Would Erupt <BR> <BR> Several months before the devastating eruption of Mount St. Helens, small earthquakes began occurring, so a new seismograph s... Sat, 18 May 2019 12:12:29 EST May 17 Trivia New York and New Jersey fought their way to the Supreme Court over ownership of which landmark? <BR> Lincoln Tunnel <BR> George Washington Bridge <BR> Holland Tunnel <BR> Ellis Island <BR> Answer Fri, 17 May 2019 23:39:36 EST May 16 Trivia Science <BR> What planet has the most moons? <BR> <BR> Saturn <BR> <BR> Mars <BR> <BR> Jupiter Thu, 16 May 2019 18:34:33 EST May 15 Trivia Elton John wrote the song "Candle in the Wind" about what actress? <BR> <BR> Elizabeth Taylor <BR> <BR> Marilyn Monroe <BR> <BR> Katharine Hepburn <BR> <BR> Bette Davis <BR> <BR> Answer <BR> Wed, 15 May 2019 09:57:11 EST May 14 Trivia 5 Things You Didn't Know About The Seinfeld Show <BR> <BR> On the evening of May 14, 1998, an estimated 76 million TV viewers tuned in to watch the final episode of Seinfeld. Think you're a Seinfeld trivia expert? Here are five things you probably didn't know about Seinfeld... <BR> <BR> It Wasn't Supposed to Be a Show About Nothing <BR> <BR> Seinfeld is often called a show about nothing, but it wasn't meant to be. It turns out that when Seinfeld was originally pitched, it was spun as a... Tue, 14 May 2019 22:03:56 EST May 13 Trivia Does anyone read any of these trivia questions and/or facts I post daily? Mon, 13 May 2019 13:52:58 EST May 12 Trivia 5 Things You Didn't Know About Mother's Day <BR> <BR> May 12th is Mother's Day, and while you should probably celebrate by telling mom you love her, that doesn't mean you can't also stretch your brain with some trivia. Here are surprising 5 things you didn't know about Mother's Day... <BR> <BR> The History of American Mother's Day Started With Ann Jarvis <BR> <BR> The woman who had championed the day, Anna Jarvis, had for years campaigned for a day for mothers on the grounds that existi... Mon, 13 May 2019 00:12:38 EST May 11 Trivia Food &amp; Drink <BR> What color M&amp;M was introduced in 1995? <BR> <BR> Blue <BR> <BR> Purple <BR> <BR> Tan Sat, 11 May 2019 16:27:53 EST May 10 Trivia 5 Things You Didn't Know About The Transcontinental Railroad <BR> <BR> On May 10, 1869, a golden spike was driven into the last railroad tie at Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. Here are 5 surprising things you didn't know about this massive project that provided more accessible travel for Americans and revolutionized shipping.... <BR> <BR> The Ambitious Rail Line Project Was Begun During the Civil War <BR> <BR> The Civ... Fri, 10 May 2019 11:16:59 EST May 9 Trivia 5 Things You Didn't Know About The Honeymooners <BR> <BR> On this day in 1971, the last original episode of the sitcom The Honeymooners, starring Jackie Gleason as Brooklyn bus driver Ralph Kramden, aired. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about this sitcom, which was born as a popular sketch on Jackie Gleason’s variety show... <BR> <BR> The Honeymooners Was Filmed at a Theater <BR> <BR> Jackie Gleason, who played Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners, didn’t like to waste time. Al... Thu, 9 May 2019 12:12:02 EST May 8 Trivia Trivia Questions About Saturday Night Live Firsts <BR> <BR> On May 8, 2010, Betty White became the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live at age 88. Fans of the actress had called for SNL to give her the opportunity to host, creating a Facebook campaign that got the attention of SNL producer Lorne Michaels. See if you can you answer these 4 trivia questions about Saturday Night Live firsts... <BR> <BR> Betty White Was the Oldest Host, so Who Was the Youngest SNL Host? <BR> <BR> Wi... Wed, 8 May 2019 23:53:47 EST May 7 Trivia Technology <BR> In what year was the iPod first sold? <BR> <BR> 2000 <BR> <BR> 2001 <BR> <BR> 2002 Tue, 7 May 2019 20:33:41 EST May 6 Trivia History <BR> Who was the first First Lady of the United States to win an Emmy Award? <BR> <BR> Nancy Reagan <BR> <BR> Lady Bird Johnson <BR> <BR> Jacqueline Kennedy Mon, 6 May 2019 23:50:21 EST May 5 Trivia Animals <BR> What are female elephants called? <BR> <BR> Elephants <BR> <BR> Horses <BR> <BR> Cows Sun, 5 May 2019 19:56:08 EST May 4 Trivia Gaming <BR> Michael Jackson starred in what 1990 SEGA game? <BR> <BR> Moonwalker <BR> <BR> Thriller <BR> <BR> Beat It Sat, 4 May 2019 09:55:08 EST May 3 Trivia See If You Know These Five Facts About Gone with the Wind <BR> <BR> On May 3, 1937, novelist Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel "Gone with the Wind." More than 30 million copies of Mitchell’s Civil War masterpiece have been sold worldwide, and it has been translated into 27 languages. Here are five interesting facts about Gone with the Wind... <BR> <BR> It's the Second-Most Popular Book of All-Time After the Bible. <BR> <BR> According to Adweek, Gone with the Wind is... Fri, 3 May 2019 17:38:45 EST May 2 Trivia Which song begins with the lyrics, "And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain"? <BR> "What A Wonderful World" <BR> "My Way" <BR> "Unchained Melody" <BR> "New York, New York" <BR> Answer Fri, 3 May 2019 00:04:15 EST Trivia Everyday I am going to post a question or some facts about anything really. Whoever gets it right gets a goodie treat from me. So have fun and maybe learn something new. !!! Wed, 1 May 2019 11:55:10 EST May 1 Trivia Literature <BR> At the beginning of Lord of the Flies, which character controls the boys' only means of making fire? <BR> <BR> Piggy <BR> <BR> Jack <BR> <BR> Ralph Wed, 1 May 2019 11:53:13 EST 2019 goals Somewhere here I read about SMART goals and so I thought rather than saying I want to loose weight I want to make it specific. <BR> <BR> My first weight loss goal for 2019: 10lb till Febr 15 (this is when I go on my next trip) <BR> <BR> Habit goals (coming out of the changes I've been making over the past 6 weeks): <BR> I will keep up interval fasting. <BR> I will keep listening to my body and stop eating when I'm full. <BR> I will keep drinking and eat fruits and veggies. <BR> I will keep ... Thu, 3 Jan 2019 00:32:28 EST Introduction Hi everyone. <BR> I'm 49 and needing to lose 30 pounds to start. <BR> I'm coming back from Cushing's disease and have chronic nerve pain. So I'm losing weight from gaining from the disease and slowly building up my strength and endurance from the effects of both the disease and feeling the pain. <BR> My husband is in the Air Guard so we're in Fairbanks for another 2 years. I look out my window and it's a winter wonderland! <BR> My 25 yr old twins came with us to help me and to finish colle... Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:56:32 EST Newbie Hi! Navigating site for the first time. I set up my goals and tracker now where do I begin? I need structure to help jump start my weightloss/fitness goals. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 14:48:26 EST anxiety/d epression Anyone on the team struggle with mental illness issues? I have anxiety and depression and have for most of my life. Just wondering if anyone can relate? Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:20:40 EST Introduction, new to sparkpeople Hi. I'm a mother of 3, 43 years old, 5'8", 186.6 lbs. I'm trying to get down to 140. In an effort to lose weight I ride my bike, walk, hike, and go to the gym twice a week for weight training. I'm also tracking calories but find tracking hard to keep doing. I'm new to sparkpeople. Sun, 9 Sep 2018 01:53:20 EST My goals My goals: <BR> Portion control, I have tendency to overeat, especially at dinner. <BR> Stop being a slave of my cravings. <BR> Drink water. <BR> Regular exercise. <BR> Fit in my clothes; my fat pants are so tight now :( Thu, 30 Aug 2018 11:40:04 EST 39 going on 40 When I graduated from high school I never thought I would be where I am now not that its bad. Growing up I could eat anything in any portion and not gain a anything. It makes me sick because I would wear baggy clothes to keep people seeing how skinny I was. Then my 30's hit and I went from 124 lbs 5'7 to 145 lbs. My Mom freaked out and put me on diet pills. I know I was an adult but I have mother issues. I got anxiety attacks from it and gained more weight. I got to 165 and my mom see... Wed, 29 Aug 2018 17:06:07 EST Looking for an Accountability Partner! Hello Everyone! I'm looking for an accountability partner. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking we have an arrangement where we check in with each other a few times a week (at minimum) to make sure we are staying on track with our respective diets. Words of encouragement and little pushes here and there recommended. :) <BR> <BR> (Can we see each others trackers on SparkPeople? It would be useful to be able to monitor each others' intake and exercise.) <BR> <BR> About me -- I was a traveling language ... Sun, 29 Jul 2018 11:50:11 EST Introduction to me. Hello I am almost 45 (a few months away). I have struggled with my weight since my mid 20's when I gained 60lbs in 6 months right before being diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. (autoimmune hypothyroidism) I am usually fairly active, it is part of my job as a dogwalker. Here recently chronic pain has made it difficult to make it through each day. Of course the first thing the doctors always say is it's your weight. So it is my intent to drop the weight (about 40 lbs) to get them to do th... Wed, 27 Jun 2018 21:25:03 EST Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer, I turned 45 on April 4 and I have about 42 pounds to lose to get to my goal weight of 150. (I say about because I forgot to get on the scale this morning so I'll have to double check that tomorrow haha). I live in Ohio with my husband of 25 years and our youngest son who will be 21 in August. We also have a 25 year old son and a 23 year old daughter who is the mother of my four-year-old grandson and our brand new grandson who will be born in August. <BR> <BR> Along with ... Mon, 4 Jun 2018 13:56:26 EST New and Nervous I'm very excited and nervous about this journey. I am optimistic and excited to learn and share with each and everyone of you! Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:51:20 EST my goals I want to lose a total of 40 pounds. I have lost 7 so far. My main goal is to get energy to do what I want and to not have pain in legs, back, feet , and neck. I fell like I am 80 and I am only 49. I want to make permanent changes in my life so I can be healthy, fit , and active. Sun, 25 Mar 2018 09:27:32 EST New member I have struggled with my weight off and on since my twenties. I am currently about 40 lbs. overweight. Exercise is something I've always enjoyed and don't have to push myself much to do consistently. Having consistent healthy dietary habits and not bingeing when I'm stressed out are two goals for me, along with weight loss. I have a tendency to overeat, and even if it's healthy food choices, those extra calories add up. I am hoping to be inspired by many of you. I am hoping we can work ... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:34:09 EST Hello~! Hello! My name is Melissa and I have been on Spark a lil over a month now and am still learning how to navigate it. I would like to lose 40 lbs and I am finding it harder than when I was younger! Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:59:27 EST Introduction Hi, my name is Lea. I’ve been struggling with my weight for many years now, so I’m looking forward to having support and help with this journey. One of my biggest struggles is that I’m not an athletic person in any way. I’d much rather do crafts or read and I’ve pretty much always been that way. I do like to ride my bicycle, but that is seasonal, especially since my asthma kicks up in extreme hot or cold weather. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:15:42 EST New member. Hello everyone. Thanks for letting me join your team! I would consider myself a successful dieter. I lost 100 lbs about 15 years ago. Over the last two years I have let 26 lbs creep back on. Some of the reasons I have gained the weight. Laziness, getting older, marrying a man that has an awesome metabolism. I want to lose the 26lbs, to take me to 197. Then I would like to continue to lose 22 to get to 175. That second goal will be tough for me. I know for me I have to be vigilant. I can't do ... Fri, 26 Jan 2018 06:18:59 EST A Better Me I will be 50 in March, and I'm the heaviest I've ever been at 224 pounds. I am not comfortable in my skin and embarrassed to go around people that knew me at 174 pounds 2 years ago so I stay home a lot. I just got engaged and that combined with turning 50 has motivated me to get back to myself and I have set a goal of 170 pounds. I need all the prayers, support, and encouragement I can get! I need to hold myself accountable and do the work but most of all I need consistent self motivation.... Sat, 6 Jan 2018 13:47:07 EST Must do something different Hello to all! New to the team, not new to Spark. However, I have not taken it seriously in quite some time. I've now reached the highest weight I have ever been, 169 lbs. (one lb. less than my max. weight during pregnancy.) It may not sound horrible, but my 5' 3" frame is sick of it. <BR> <BR> I consider myself pretty healthy and have a long history of exercise. My last 1/2 marathon was a wreck and it was pretty obvious that my body did not want to carry this much weight that many miles... Fri, 5 Jan 2018 16:58:00 EST Blood Type eating? Anyone here ever read the book "Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type" by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo? Just curious on your thoughts and if you've tried it at all? Tue, 2 Jan 2018 19:33:51 EST 1st Timer - Weight loss/diet attempt My metabolism slowed in my 30's and now (mid 40's) I need to lose and keep the 40 lbs off. I'd appreciate any help/suggestions. Thanks, friends. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 12:07:33 EST Busy mom Happy New Year! I am a wife and mother to twin boys. They are very active and keep us on the road with their sports. My goal is to eat healthier and workout consistently. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 01:33:59 EST Exercise Videos Hi all, <BR> <BR> If you see or find a great exercise video, feel free to share the link here. I found this one--and it's a good one. If you don't have bands, try without them. Just master the moves at first. Bands are inexpensive and as you can see, an effective workout can be achieved in a short period of time. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/booty-bands-butt-hips-and-thighs-work<BR>out?did=168303-20170906&amp;os_ehash=5<BR>9@experian12449617&amp;utm_c... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 17:53:14 EST Rebeal Training--Spark Guy article So good I had to share! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430799 </link> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 20:37:04 EST Daily Affirmations, Positivity Quotes, Motivation Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm starting a new forum topic. I thought it would be great if we shared positive messages we see, things like motivational quotes, images, affirmations, etc. <BR> <BR> Feel free to add yours today!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ffirmations-for-your-most-successful-y<BR>ear-yet </link> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:49:56 EST How to declutter your home Great article on decluttering <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es/2017-decluttering-advice?utm_term=p<BR>os-1&amp;utm_source=mbg&amp;utm_medium<BR>=email&amp;utm_campaign=171229 </link> <BR> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:41:57 EST New and Saying Hello! I've joined more to blog and talk to others over what they are doing to make life changes. Not sure i'll log food here or not I share the computer with my two daughters, whom I Home school, so we juggle the time online. I have been battling sickness for about 6 months and none of my doctors have been able to find the cause. I have in the 6 months learned I'm insulin resistant, have fatty liver, and a goiter but nothing else is explaining all the problems I've been battling. Will be seeing... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:40:30 EST Reasons to lose weight- I need your ideas! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm writing a piece called "100 Reasons to Lose Weight". I'm looking for as many ideas as possible, so if you have any to share, please comment on this post. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for your help! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:53:32 EST Deleted post Deleted post. Added to different thread. <BR> <BR> Thanks Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:16:12 EST Hello I am new and trying to get back to 175. It is more difficult with a disability but I know it is doable! Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:44:46 EST HI my name is Frances I hear to lose 30 pounds I gained due too health issues. As per the MD I cleared to go and workout and eat different foods any feedback would be great. Sun, 8 Oct 2017 14:10:46 EST HI my name is Frances I hear to lose 30 pounds I gained due too health issues. As per the MD I cleared to go and workout and eat different foods any feedback would be great. Sun, 8 Oct 2017 14:10:46 EST Hi! Hello to all! <BR> I was also miss athlete. But I got a sit down all day job and hit forty and now I find out I have fibromyalgia. Everything seems difficult and like I'm fighting a losing battle but i refuse to give up. Thanks for your support. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:33:10 EST hello, my name is anne with an E Hi, I am picking myself off the ground and getting healthy after getting some scary news from my doctor. I used to be very active and outdoorsy and ate mostly healthy. Then I put myself on the backburner while seeing to the needs of several special needs kids. I learned to ask for help with all of that and wanted to work on myself. Now, I HAVE to work on me and get into the mindset that it is okay to set aside time to work on me and find balance. I will poke around the site but wanted to get ... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:46:45 EST Hello Guess who's back. Back again. Skye is back. Tell a friend. <BR> <BR> Lol. <BR> <BR> Been a loooong time, but I'm back to get some support for the diet/eating side of things. Rather than shelling out $150/month for some nutrition coaching (which I'm sure is worth it but, ouch! Lol). Hopefully I have enough discipline and motivation that this will be enough to keep me going. <BR> <BR> Brief about me? 5'6", 46 yo, just hitting menopause (you SUCK hot flashes lol), gained a bunch of weigh... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:19:27 EST getting serious Hi everybody, 47 year old mom to a college kid, got remarried &amp; became stepmom to 3 little kids in April. The stress of all this is taking a toll on my health - have gained weight, my blood pressure &amp; stress level is through the roof. I'm not getting enough sleep. <BR> <BR> My goal is to get my blood pressure, weight &amp; stress back down to what's normal &amp; healthy for me within 6 months. I've never been skinny but I've always been healthy and I'm really worried about the decli... Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:43:14 EST I'm back! I'm returning with a new name for a new start...I was with Spark in 2006 and it was a HUGE success. I know it won't be as easy now 11 years later and 11 years OLDER, but I knew I had to return to the one place that helped me the most. I am looking forward to this journey with all of you! Mon, 4 Sep 2017 08:26:45 EST Daily Catch-Up Hi Team!! How are you all doing on your journey? Getting closer to your goals? Did you hit a wall? Let us know how you are doing. We are all here for each other. Mon, 7 Aug 2017 14:43:48 EST Back again I have been on sparkpeople before. Giving it another shot. Hoping i can stick with it this time. Need to loose weight and get in better shape for my grandbabies Thu, 3 Aug 2017 18:48:58 EST Hello Hi. My name is Shelly and Iive in GA. I am about to turn 41 and have been battling with my weight for more than ten years. I have bad knees which makes it often difficult to work out, but I am determined to get in shape and stay the course this time. I would like advice and tips from anyone on best foods recipes and best exercises. I am a picky eater and maybe there is another out there that has tips for me. Does anyone have ideas about good workouts that will burn calories, but will not... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 21:38:14 EST Hello from Steamy Texas! In Need of a Re-Set From 2009 - 2010 I lost 100 lbs going to the gym and eating healthier/smarter. Then I hit my 40s. Hysterectomy in 2014 and have slowly gained majority of that weight back. Not only gained weight, but recently diagnosed with diverticulitis and hiatal hernia. Kinda feel like my 86 yr old mother!! I've half-heartedly tried to get back on track, but nothing seems to work. This site seems like a great place to try again. Hoping to get motivated and somehow find my willpower again. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 15:08:11 EST Jen Hey out there, I am a 40 year old engaged woman with a graduate, senior in high school and a freshman in high school. I work up to 13 hours a day at an assisted living facility in a memory care unit which I love. On December 15, 2015 I had a ROUX-EN-Y surgery. At that time I was at my heaviest which was 254. I am currently 186 and wanting to be 140. I love to do needlepoint, cross-stitching, going for walks and playing cards or board games. I am currently looking for exercise ideas because th... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:21:10 EST Big Hello Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Jen and I am 42 and I have 42 pounds that I would like to get rid of forever. <BR> <BR> I was widowed at 34 and have since lost all of my family (secretly I feel like Typhoid Mary - they have all died young) I don't want to die young so I am here to get healthy and make better choices. <BR> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 03:37:14 EST We need to get healthy for the grandkids I need to lose 30 lbs .I have a 4 year old grandson and twin grandbabies on the way due Oct so I need to get it together Tue, 30 May 2017 11:51:11 EST this has to work... I started my journey, again, March 4th when I quit smoking, stopped soda pop, and went to pretty much all whole foods. I stared this app beginning of May. I am an avid walker and have been staying below the calorie intake. I see many people doing so great and unfortunately I am not one of them.. any ideas to try or ideas behind I am not seeing any results. Wed, 24 May 2017 20:37:01 EST Kick start Hello Team. I am a mom of 2 from Canada and have another 25 lbs to lose. I recently had a bad flare up of a chronic illness and the treatments and fatigue have caused me to pack on the lbs. I strive every day to keep up with the small changes I have made over the past 3 weeks of membership on Spark. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I am ready to kick start the next leg of my master goal!!! Sun, 16 Apr 2017 21:34:23 EST It's a great day... I'm Angie and I want to lose about 30 lbs. I have recently started walking daily, about 4 to 6 miles a day and I am slowly incorporating strength training into my routine. I am hoping to find help and motivation here as well as a few friends along the way. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 00:40:04 EST The Temple It's time to treat this body of mine like the Temple it should be! I joined SP a long time ago and was never active with it so I feel like a new member as I renew a commitment to myself to make the time to take care of me. I am inspired by the stories people have shared on their journey. Among the hats I wear are mom, wife, nurse, friend, horse and cat lover <em>239</em> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:03:42 EST Hello All! Im a newbie Im here for the first time but not new to having to lose weight. I want to lose 38 lbs. Several years ago I lost over 100 lbs with diet and exercise and I have slowly started to gain the weight back. Time to stop. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:20:16 EST Good Tuesday Morning My name is Shari and I live in Northeast Ohio, I will be 49 in May, I have been on sparkpeople exactly a week today. Already have more energy and do not feel tired all the time. Looking to lose 35 pounds. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:43:04 EST Hello Everyone! I recently started going to the gym and now I have decided it is time to start tracking what I am doing and get this weight off. I have held onto this weight for many many years. I started at 188 and have already lost 5 pounds by going to the gym. <BR> <BR> I had used this site many years ago and I remember how helpful it was so I thought I would come back and use it again. Thanks for being here and have a great day. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:20:53 EST Reaching out...time for me to tend to me! Hi. I am Dunelady. I am reaching out because I know I can't do this alone. Tried multiple times and have discovered that I am extremely successful at my lack of success with sticking to a plan...even when it is working! Life always happens and I get derailed and wind up right back where I started, which is carrying around 40 pounds of pregnancy weight gained with each pregnancy that I never lost. (Totally not an excuse...youngest is 17, so it's not like I haven't had time to lose the wei... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:48:48 EST Just me I'm Marci. I'm 47 and need to lose 25 pounds. (Well, probably more but let's start there.) I've done Sparkpeople before with a little bit of success but got frustrated when I plateaued early and never moved from there. This time I'm all in. I'm posting, tracking, measuring, and connecting. I can't say I didn't give it my full effort this time. Glad to be around, though the amount of people is overwhelming. I don't know who to follow or friend or join. Ugh. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:23:05 EST I am new again I was here a while ago, but joined again today,My name is Tracey, I am currently living in Delaware, I'm from Maryland and I lived in NJ for 16 years with my ex husband. I am trying to get my life together, I am dealing with severe grief on top of it all, my fiance' passed away suddenly unexpectedly in october and I am having a really hard time dealing with it. I also need knee surgery but the dr wants me to get my weight at least to 159 lbsif not less but that is a totally unreasonable weigh... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 14:21:52 EST Working out since Dec 26 2016 only down 5 lbs help We've been working out everyday since 12/26. Completely changed our eating to 1200 or less a day on calories. NO BREAD. Lots of protein. I just can't seem to get that scale to move. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:25:47 EST Newbie Hi.I'm new to this website and to losing weight.I am 42 and looking to lose 30 pounds that seem to have snuck on the last few years. Sun, 29 Jan 2017 18:15:57 EST Hello (again) I'm Patty House. I'm not really new. I was here a few years ago. <BR> <BR> I've renewed my goal to lose weight. I currently have 40-45 pounds to lose. I just lost 10 since January 1. <BR> I work out with a personal trainer at work 4-5 times a week. <BR> I'm following the Daniel Fast close as I possibly can. I have added meat back in so I can get in more protein. I'm trying to stick as close to 1200 calories as I can, but do go over on occasion. <BR> I mainly use Fitbit to track what I eat si... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:58:58 EST lowering my carbs Hi I'm Maria, I'm, 47. I quite smoking Dec 3 2016. A few weeks later I started walking a couple days a week. I do yoga and heavy bag at home. i don't care for gyms and need to work out on my schedule. I recently realized that I was eating way way over the recommended daily amount of carbs. I decided to jump start my weight loss this week. I read a lot and keep seeing this garcinia cambrosia and apple cider vinagar everywhere. So I started that yesterday with a low carb low sugar diet. I'... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:49:34 EST If only I can lose this 25lbs!!!! I'll be so happy to finally have a healthy BMI!!! <BR> <BR> But nothing seems to be working!!! And I'm like hungry all the time!!! If only I can not feel hungry usually, then losing weight wouldn't be so hard! <BR> <BR> As it is, I feel hungry all the time and I crave unhealthy foods like burgers, fries and pizza!!! <BR> <BR> I exercise too but I just can't lose this 25lbs!!! Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:09:31 EST Getting up again I've had lots of setbacks in my life. Its just time to get up again! I'm about 50 lbs heavier than i want to be, so here i am. I'm planning on loosing 2 lbs per week and reaching my first goal by July 4th. I'm going to walk 5 miles a day to loose the first pound per week and im going to cut 500 calories per day to loose the 2nd pound per week. <BR> Some of my setbacks include Amputated right foot (Hit by 16 year old driver while i was jogging) <BR> right shoulder messed up in same acciden... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 06:44:30 EST Now or Never 2017 Hi I'm Joyce from South Florida and I have to get healthy beginning NOW. No better time than now for me to get it right by eating healthy with small portions and get back to the gym at 4am. In 2018 I will turn fifty and my doctors are always telling me to loose weight. I have to focus on the never, Never give up, Never let something stop me. So it is now or never for me. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:34:53 EST Goals for 2017 My goals for 2017 are the lose the weight that has been haunting me for several years. To feel better, eat right and enjoy life. Another goal is peace of mind, to be less stressed each day. <BR> I started my goals over on Sparkpeople. It says I can lose the weight by May 5th by losing two pounds a week. I am going to work really hard getting this accomplished. Good luck to everyone who is also starting over. Mon, 2 Jan 2017 07:59:52 EST Used SP before: starting again I am 44 years old, mother of 6. I am a glamma to I have 49 pounds to lose. Feeling determined to make this happen. <em>30</em> I was thin 4 years ago. I know I can do this! Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:31:28 EST Starting over My name is Jill. I am looking to lose about 50lbs. I want to feel better about myself and set a good example for my kids. I live on a farm and I am a stay at home mom. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:22:44 EST My goals My main goal is to loose 30 pounds by July. <BR> Today's goals include: Stay within food eating plan <BR> drink water <BR> walk 10 minutes <BR> Play Frisbee golf with family Mon, 26 Dec 2016 06:45:51 EST My goals My main goal is to loose 30 pounds by July. <BR> My today goal is to stay within my calorie limit <BR> Drink my water <BR> Walk 10 minutes <BR> Play Frisbee Golf with my family Mon, 26 Dec 2016 06:43:33 EST Introduction My name is Laura. I am 46 years old. I want to loose 30 pounds by July. I am visiting family out of state for my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary. <BR> I am happily married for almost 25 years. My husband and I have 4 children ranging from the age of 22-14. I am looking for a fresh start in 2017. I want to be healthy for my family and want to feel better about myself. Looking forward to starting this process. Sun, 25 Dec 2016 23:31:13 EST Getting back to it After a year long slide back into obesity, just barely going by my BMI, I'm trying to get myself back on track. <BR> <BR> I took a job I thought would be a good fit, and it turned into a disaster. It was just terrible and the stress had me gaining weight like nothing else. I've got a new job, back in a hospital, I'm an RN, and oddly enough its way less stressful. <BR> <BR> I also rejoined Crossfit, something I did that helped me lose 20lbs a couple years ago, but I had to quit cause the ... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 03:10:39 EST New to SparkPeople Hi All, I'm new around here and over forty. Somehow I managed to gain about thirty some odd pounds over the past six years and I'm really hoping this site will help me stay motivated. I am a mom of five (24 on down to 13) and have been married for 26 years. Hope to get to know some of you out there for friendship and encouragement. :) Mon, 19 Dec 2016 20:58:12 EST Biggest Loser Challenge registration open Hi For anyone who is interested in committing to there weightloss efforts this is a great challenge I have lost 15 lbs by completing BL32. <BR> <BR> The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 15 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 10+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. <BR> <BR> What is it YOU need to reach your goals? Do you need lots of S... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 17:05:12 EST New to Sparkpeople I'm nervous about joining here. I typically don't like tracking calories, but I need a clear boundary so I don't under or over eat. <BR> <BR> They gave me a goal of losing 37 lbs. Currently I'm 77.6 lbs lighter than I was in 2004 when my youngest was born. <BR> <BR> Ready to finally get to and stay at a healthy weight. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:10:42 EST Started my fitness challenge . Today is my Day 1 After gaining abou 22 kg i decided to lose weight for a better shape and gain back my life. I need your support. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:28:14 EST In a funk, time for big change! Hello all, I'm about to be 50, gained 30 lbs in last 2.5 yrs, was just diagnosed with high cholesterol AND prediabetes - a HUGE wake-up call. So, here I am. One thing I've always lacked when dieting in the past was accountability, so hopefully this will be just what I need. And timing must be right (I pray) because I have passed up all sweets and desserts since my diagnosis 7 days ago! (It helped that I bought desserts I just don't like for Thanksgiving!) Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:21:32 EST introduction Hi, everyone! My name is Mary, and I am 42 years old. I am single, and I live in Alexandria, VA. <BR> I would like to lose 35 pounds. According to my current BMI, I am obese, and I feel it. I would like to become healthy, and the support from community would definitely help. <BR> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:14:04 EST Elsa Hello, I am Elsa. This is the first time I do something like this so I am not sure how it goes. I need to lose weight. I want to lose weight. However, I am succumbing to temptations. I am also dealing with a very slow metabolism because I am going through a medical induced menopause. I work out 3 to 4 times a week for about 45 minutes, mostly cardio. I do not think exercising is my problem, eating is my problem. Any words of encouragement are appreciated. <BR> <BR> Elsa Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:17:33 EST Greetings Team! I am back on Spark People after being away for a number of years. I am starting today with a renewed dedication to lose weight. Whoever said losing weight as you get older is difficult was not joking. <BR> I could use some accountability in this area. I travel a lot and have to eat out a lot. It's too easy to eat poorly. When not traveling (and sometimes when I am) I run. Here's the thing that stumps me, I run 3 days a week around 3 1/2 to 4 miles average. I have not lost weight, but... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 18:45:22 EST Back at it I lost 30 lbs with this site in 2007, I've been up and down since. This summer I put on 15 pounds so it is time to get serious. I've lost 7.5 since getting back at it at the beginning of October and I think I'm on track. The trick will be staying there once I get there, I get distracted and lose track. One morning I wake up and I'm fat again. This summer I tiled my bathroom shower and even though it was active work, I wasn't paying attention to how I was eating. <BR> <BR> Any guys here?... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 07:35:45 EST I am Eleni Hello sparkpeople. I am Eleni. I ve never really lost weight in my life or even been in a real diet. Now that I am doing it ,I am in a status close to obesity. I would like to lose 20 kg. I hope I ll make it , although my first day did not go very well. I hope I ll make it better in the future. I need your friendship in this new journey.Hugs Tue, 1 Nov 2016 18:04:40 EST New I am new to this site. Just joined tonight. I was successful losing about 60 pounds about 7 years ago. I remarried about a year and a half ago and about 15 lbs. had snuck back up on me before the wedding and since then I have crept back up another 25 lbs.! Yikes! Things have been a bit stressful because my husband had to have emergency brain surgery for a brain bleed at the end of the summer so my stress level has been pretty elevated! I was good at taking care of him - not at all myself! On ... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 21:37:11 EST Hi to everyone I'm a soon to be 46 year old mother of two girls 8 and 5. I have knee and foot issues and about 20lbs to lose. I'm looking for support and I love to cheer people on. I've failed many times over, but I'm planing on posting here daily and would love to make some friends. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:47:34 EST Hello! I am excited to be a pat of this group, 1st day on and just getting used to the format, bear with me...hahaha <BR> <em>431</em> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:19:57 EST Hello Hi, my name is Laura and I'm new to Spark People. I bought the book (I think years ago) but have never gotten past the first few pages. I've put it on my bedside table and have been reading nightly. I thought I wasn't going to "join" until I finished it... but decided against that idea. <BR> <BR> I was reading an article where this woman lost weight and she said she worked with a trainer that never focused on the numbers on the scale.... just a mantra... Each Day Better. It stuck to me. ... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:19:06 EST Hello! Joining sparkpeople to try and make myself more accountable to some of the healthy choices I am trying to maake- waxing/waning motivation is my biggest problem right now! Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:17:04 EST Hi Hi I'm Stephanie I am 42 years old and mom to three kids 23-18. I am a resident care worker, married my hubby can't work from complications do to his diabetes so here I am. Been a stressful year and some with health. I don't want to ever get there I am not a diabetic but seen what can happen when you don't take of yourself. Fri, 2 Sep 2016 06:06:35 EST Hello Hello Everyone, I am new to Spark!! Trying to get healthy one day at at time!! Hopefully I can loose this weight <em>9</em> and keep it off and live a healthy lifestyle!!! Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:07:56 EST Still a 40-something! I have about a little over a year that I can still say I'm a 40-something. I've been battling my food intake for over 15 years. I recognize I have a serious cheese addiction. I've been stuck in a self-sabotaging cycle for what seems like forever. They say insanity is when you keep doing the same things and expecting different results.... :) I truly wish to change, do things differently, find what works for me and stick with it. What puzzles me is - if I want this sooooo badly - why do I... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:17:37 EST Hi New still trying to figure this all out. I am 42 noticing I gaining weight super fast and it isn't budging nothing I am doing is getting it off so here I am. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:03:50 EST Hello Hi came across this app so I decided to try it, I really like it and look forward to using it. I am 47 and have a son who is 21. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:27:45 EST Ready I have been on and off SP since 2008. Have had a few times that I got to a comfortable weight and reverted back to old behaviors only to find the weight again. I'm back and this time, I am going to really focus on maintenance once I hit my goal weight instead of stopping once I hit a weight that I am comfortable. <BR> I am married with 2 daughters, ages 22 and 16. I also have a 5 year old grandson who was completely unexpected, came to soon (daughter was 16) and made me a very young gran... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:28:45 EST new Hi there, just joined today and I am a little overwhelmed at all the info on the site but baby steps lol. I logged my breakfast and did manage to connect my fitbit. My biggest hurdle is staying motivated, I have a long way to go with 35 pounds to lose but I have done it before and know its possible but not quick. I am hoping this site will keep me going. <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone! <em>213</em> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:05:52 EST My first time I came upon this website by accident and I'm really excited to try it out. As I get older and my schedule becomes more hectic, I notice how challenging it is to keep exercise and good nutrition in my life. I hope the challenges and encouragement will help me along the way. I'm also a very picky eater (getting pickier as I age) and am wondering what people think of using a vegan protein powder for quick meals. I bought Naturade Vegan smart all-in-one nutritional shake today hoping it will help... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 02:52:08 EST Hello Hello all-I am back again but this time with 10 more lbs to lose than the last time, 35-40 ideally. I need to stop with the excuses and just do it this time. It seems to be much harder now that I am 45 than it was when I was 25, or even 35. Hopefully we can all support and encourage each other here. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:09:28 EST First 45 years - next 45 years Hi there! My first 45 years of life was spent over-indulging on food and alcohol, not focusing on my health or weight. As a result, I was up to 207 pounds, ended up with a benign pancreatic tumor, and now type 1 diabetic as a result of said pancreatic tumor removal. However, I'm more determined than ever to change by lifestyle and be healthy for the next 45 years of my life! Mon, 8 Aug 2016 10:50:56 EST Hi everyone! I am Rhonda and I am here to make some lasting changes in my life. I not only need to lose some weight but I want to make healthy changes. I just had my 47 birthday and I want to be the best Rhonda that I can be! I live in upstate NY and originally from NC. I have three adult children, one great husband and three rotten dogs. Take care and let's enjoy this crazy ride together! Sun, 7 Aug 2016 08:21:47 EST Hello everyone! This is new to me putting myself out there really scares but here it goes. I am 48 years old. Divorced after 24 years together. I have two beautiful children and 3 grand children. I have taken care of everyone but myself always on the diet roller coaster ride throughout my life. I have realized its time to take care of me no more crash diets. Its time to work on a healthier way of life for me. I was told take one day at a time slow and steady wins the race. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:42:07 EST Hi Hi, I'm Julie. I'm from Alpine, CA (near San Diego.) I'm married with 2 grown kids (from a previous marriage.) I work part time at a school cafeteria, but I'm off for the summer :). Looking forward to be a part of this team. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:23:10 EST Walking Challenge I just signed up for the challenge. Hope to get in 10 minutes of walk time after work. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:59:31 EST New to Spark My name is Mary and I am new to Spark. I am very hopeful that I will find the support I need to stay on track with my weight loss here. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:50:46 EST Introducing myself back into Spark Hi, my name is Steph. I'm in North TX &amp; will be 44 next month. In 2014 after moving back here from E. TX, I threw myself into healthy eating &amp; exercise, and as a result lost a good 22 lbs, was strong, and felt amazing. Between April of 2015 &amp; now, I've managed to pack on 30lbs. Of course, I'm tired, depressed, unhealthy, and basically unhappy. I'm looking to once again reverse that. So very ready to live again, &amp; I'm glad to be here. Looking forward to surprising myself! Sun, 10 Jul 2016 00:04:38 EST Timing of exercise and biggest meal of day? I am curious - what time of day do you primarily work in some exercise? And...what time of day do you eat your biggest meal (in size, calories, etc.)? Is there anything magical about the timing on either? Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:38:38 EST Hi it's me, Christy I am a 40+ single mother of 3 wonderful children. I need to lose more than a few pounds, and in general just need to be more active, as I have a sit down job... Overall, me and my children are looking to make healthier life style changes. I suffer from a few mild conditions, that are most likely fixed by making better choices and exercising more. If you have any suggestions you'd like to share, I'm willing to take the advice :) Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:17:43 EST Plateau for months...frustrated Hi, I'm new here. I was losing weight and am half way to my goal but have been stuck on a plateau for months. I get to 170, then the next day 171 , next day 172, the third day 173. Then I will sit there for a day or three and then go back down over the course of another three days to 170 and start all over again. I'm dieting and following a metabolic program with support but nobody knows what's wrong with me and I'm really frustrated. If anyone has any ideas I'd be glad to hear them! Sat, 4 Jun 2016 11:50:12 EST What are your top 3 stumbling blocks? When it comes to getting fit, what are the top 3 challenges you face? <BR> <BR> Mine are_ <BR> 1. Emotional/binge eating <BR> 2. Past injuries that occasionally flare up <BR> 3. Living with other people. (Sad, but true. I am much more focused on my own.) Thu, 2 Jun 2016 10:40:38 EST New to the team and need buddies. Good morning everyone! I'm still figuring out how to use Sparkpeople. I didn't realize that I had been invited to join this team. Let me introduce my self. My name is Kim. I am 44 and the mother of two girls. I've been married for 19 years. Getting healthy is my goal, but I also want to lose 30lbs. I am currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. I actually gained weight during chemotherapy.; But I was overweight before that. I am having a mastectomy next month and weeks of radiation af... Sat, 28 May 2016 08:30:31 EST Staying on Track this Memorial Day Weekend We're just a couple of days away from Memorial Day weekend....what's your plan to stay on track? Are long weekends hard for anyone else besides me? <BR> <BR> I'm on crutches so being active is a challenge, but I know I need to plan my food as much as I can and track everything. <BR> <BR> So...what are you going to do to stay on track? Wed, 25 May 2016 23:01:47 EST Hello Hi 42 years old and trying to get healthy. Ready for the long haul. Fri, 20 May 2016 14:14:06 EST Hi All! Hi , I'm a 45 yr old chronic yo- yo dieter, not new to Spark People, back for some support and a BIG push <em>30</em> <BR> A journey of losing 44lbs starts with 1lb... <BR> Thanks for letting me be part of this team, <BR> Cheers Mon, 16 May 2016 11:38:52 EST Hi All! Hi , I'm a 45 yr old chronic yo- yo dieter, not new to Spark People, back for some support and a BIG push <em>30</em> <BR> A journey of losing 44lbs starts with 1lb... <BR> Thanks for letting me be part of this team, <BR> Cheers Mon, 16 May 2016 11:38:20 EST Loose 40 lbs Checking in. Still needing to loose 40lbs. Sun, 8 May 2016 18:55:39 EST Hi All Hi All My Name Is Tracy <BR> I live in Calgary, AB Canada <BR> I will be 46 on May 18 <BR> My Goal is to lose 45 pounds <BR> I can't walk very well I have knee problems I cannot straighten my right knee and I walk with a cane <BR> which make it hard to excercise which makes it hard to lose weight <BR> I have tried everything to lose weight but instead the weight keeps adding on <BR> and the more weight I gain the harder it is on my Knee <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 May 2016 17:14:23 EST LOOKING TO CHANGE MY LIFE Hello Everyone, <BR> I am a new member as of today! I've never been one to "need" to eat healthy and exercise until now. My health has become a priority in my life now and I need to make some positive changes. I'm hoping this site will give me the opportunity to become a much healthier and happier version of myself. I'm not gonna lie.....I'm gonna need a lot of help and motivation. So, here's to the beginning of a new life!!!! <BR> Thanks everyone. Tue, 3 May 2016 23:00:53 EST Hey! I´m new again! Hi! I am a 45 year old mother of three, and want to lose 50 lbs. <BR> I´m not really new to sparkpeople but it´s the first time I´m doing it all the way; trackers, challenges and community. <BR> I´m really excited!! Mon, 2 May 2016 11:30:10 EST Hi Hello everyone! My name is Deb, I am 45 (almost) years old and need to lose 25 pounds. I quit smoking a year and a half ago and have been consistently gaining weight every since. I have always been thin until this point. I am mostly vegetarian. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and using spark again. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:14:50 EST Working towards change... needing motivation. I am a 44 year old mom of two. The last 2 years I dealt with major life changes and stress with food. SUGAR!!! Now that life has calmed and I have learned better ways to deal, I am stuck with 50 extra pounds. I feel like I am stuck in a cycle of either clean eating/exercise or all out binge eating. No happy medium. I can diet and exercise, I can't find the balance. The healthy relationship with food. Thanks all! Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:51:34 EST