SparkPeople cant seem to lose Team Messageboard Just cant seem to lose weigh SparkPeople cant seem to lose Team Messageboard can't seem to lose a pound I don't know if I'm in the right place I new and having difficulty on these forums, doesn't seem by looking at the dates on the posts anyone is even really on here the last one I see is from Feb 2015, so If I'm looking to get any support now sure if this is the right forum Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:26:31 EST mad <em>39</em> cant lose weight I dont know...! Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:13:05 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 7 May 2013 16:10:32 EST i joined a gym I finally decided since I have reached to 190 pounds and only 5 foot 1, it was time to join a gym because I surely was not motivated to do exercises at home. today was my first time in a gym in years and even though I only biked for 20 minutes it felt real good. I am going to start out at doing 20 minutes in the gym 3 times a week until I can build up to perhaps 60 minutes. after awhile I will do 4 days and then 5 and if I see that 7 days is necessary then I will do that. I have been eating t... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:08:48 EST keep on keeping on i know for a fact my gaining weight is from not exercising enough. i have also been eating too much and way too much in my protein drinks. i believe that i am lactose intolerant so i have been jeopardizing my health with all the dairy i have been eating. in addition to all this i am going through menopause and i have hypothyroidism.i spend a lot of time online trying to figure what the problem is. i know a lot of it is i spend a lot of time on the internet and not moving around that much.stre... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:26:40 EST Good morning! Hello Everyone! I'm new to this forum but have been on SparkPeople for a while, now I'm getting more involved. <em>41</em> My story is this: I've always been just a little bit fat...even as a child. As I was growing up I was very much into sports and was into competitive swimming, volleyball and all sorts of activities. I think that helped me during my teen years to keep my weight down. Now, I try to run (swim and bike too). I belong to a running club (I'm SUPER slow, but hey...I do i... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:59:17 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 4 May 2012 00:05:30 EST I can't lose it I joined Sparks in 2008 but after about 2 years I became very busy and one thing led to another and I stopped coming in. About 2 weeks or so I came back after loosing my weight I had lost from 195 back to 180 I've been at 180 like forever already. I did gain to 195 but went through a lot of stress for about 6-8 with family and etc and went back down to 180 but that's where it stops. Watching my food intake and all that. Time will tell if it will work. Good luck everyone. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:34:43 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 23 Jan 2012 00:20:45 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 23 Dec 2011 02:16:57 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:26:17 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 3 Jul 2011 01:00:03 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 3 Jun 2011 01:04:51 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 Jun 2011 01:32:11 EST Need to lose 15 lbs by Oct 2011 Hi, <BR> I'm kabrendlinger and I just found out from my Dr that I need to lose 15 lbs soon! I have taken all the test that she required and pased them all EXCEPT for the weight gain. So now I need to start planning for myself to lose this weight! <BR> I walk daily but I need support on my eating habits. <BR> HELP!! 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Somehow, however, I've managed to gain 20 pounds in the past year, and to not lose any after starting with my trainer (lifting weights and the whole bit). C... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 15:06:25 EST I need help I am a 27 year old father of an 8 year old son. I have been married for almost 3 years. For the last almost 2 years I have been unemployed, so I haven't been as active as I would like to be and my wife was in a car accident that resulted in back fusion surgery. I have been taking care of her for the last year, but I haven't been taking care of myself. I am 6'1" and the heaviest I have ever been at 345 lbs. I have been depressed and my weight is just getting worse. <BR> <BR> I am a picky ... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 11:15:26 EST Hello Everybody I have been struggling with my weight off and on over the past few years. ever since I had my youngest son its been more difficult, his five now and I can't really tell if I'm maintianing or if I've gained more maybe a little of both. I work over night so its even harder for me to do things, it also seems like I'm eatting all the time. I found this site a few weeks ago and I haven't really had time but I going to try and find a way to put it into my schedule. Sat, 20 Feb 2010 20:18:27 EST I'm Windy01 AKA Linda Hi! <BR> I've been a member of SP since September of 2007. I had really great success since I first joined, but things have stopped, and I've gained some of my weight back. I find that very depressing! I really think some of the problem is my medication, but it's not the only problem. I still eat too much. I do work out every day. I actually enjoy that part of the program. I am really trying to watch my portion sizes. Very hard to do, espically when I suspect one of my Meds is holding... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 21:27:01 EST eating too much HI, <BR> I seem to do ok one day but then the next I end up eating too much! we ordered pizza for supper today and I ate 4 slices! I know I should not of done this but the temptation was too great! I wish I had more will power as I am gaining weight instead of losing. Sun, 24 Jan 2010 19:40:48 EST Introduce myself Hello All, <BR> <BR> I cannot get off of this platuea!! I've been stuck on it for over a year. I have gained weight and then lost weight and always seem to be stuck on at this weight. I would like to lose 75 more pounds, I have lost 30 on my own so far but it's taken 3 years. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Angiedw Sat, 16 Jan 2010 13:16:45 EST Hi I'm new Hello Everyone, <BR> I'm new to this and looking for support, encouragement and hopefully results!!!!!!! Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:47:06 EST its time for me to leave this team! Praise our Heavenly Father - I have finally broken the 'can't seem to lose' problem I was having since I joined sparkpeople in June. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I have begun using Isagenix products and they are the key for me - 6 pounds in 5 weeks and 15 inches! <BR> Combining the great resources of sparkpeople and the great products of Isagenix has started me on my way. <BR> <BR> I wish everyone great luck in their journey and that you too will find success! <BR> <BR> God Bless! <em>244</e... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 13:04:38 EST Hi Im New to this fourm Hi i been trying to lose waight for the pass few mouths and it seems there is nothing working for me i tryed to cut down on sweets but its hard i have sweets every friday or saterday but its night time befor i gos to bed i got to have a lunch and i haves 2 slices of bread and tea and mybe a cookie or a banana and for in the moring i have dinner and b/f the same time i have tost and tea or maybe something elso and im tring to staop haveing lunches going to bed and just have water or juices so ... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 16:51:14 EST Good Morning - Glad I found this group! Hi all! I'm so glad I found this group. I was going to create my own if one didn't already exist. I'm super frustrated. It seems that since I've been tracking and exercising my weight has gone up instead of down! I'm hoping that reading some of the past threads might give me some clues as to what I'm doing wrong. Right now I'm going to try to maintain my eating habits but increase my cardio to 6x a week and strength training to 3x a week. I'm hoping this works. Tue, 23 Jun 2009 11:00:29 EST jump starting weight loss! heyyy guys...I'm new to this team and just joined sparkpeople! I love all the tips and support everyone gives each other. As for me, I've been struggling with my weight for the past 4 years...getting as low as 135...and currently at 154...I just want to be in my "happy weight" which is around I'm working at it. <BR> <BR> But just some tidbits of advice I've learned along the way... <BR> <BR> 1. DRINK TONS OF WATER: whenever I up my water intake, the lbs seem to go down... <BR> ... Sun, 31 May 2009 18:07:53 EST I am taking about 9 fitness classes a week.... and following the weight watchers program 5 days a week... the other 2 days I still dont eat too bad. But I am loosing no weight.. I have actually put on weight and gained 2 inches on my waist... I have been doing at least 5 classes a week since january.. But I recently went up to 6 to 9 a week.... high intensity.. What is wrong with my body...uggh Tue, 21 Apr 2009 22:44:49 EST I AM NEW HERE I AM RONNIE OTHER WISE KNOWN AS RATDAR1 I AM HAVEING A HARD TIME LOOSING MY WEIGHT AND KEEPING IT OFF. I JUST GOT OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND GAINED 10 POUNDS THERE AND NOW I AM HAVING A HARD TIME . I HAV E HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND CONGESTIVE HEART PROBLEMS. BUT I WALK EVERYDAY 2HRS AND EXERCISE AS MNUCH AS POSSIBLE SO I AM HERE FOR ANY HELP I ACN GET THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO ME RATDAR1/RONNIE Sun, 12 Apr 2009 12:38:07 EST Hi I am new to the team but not to SP. I have been a member since August 2007 and started off great. I originally lost over 50 lbs and have now gained some back. I am really finding it hard to lose any more weight and I am starting to feel like a failure. I am hoping to find some support and motivation. <BR> Pat Fri, 3 Apr 2009 17:53:28 EST Binge Eating is making me gain weight!!! Help!! I am a hundred pounds overweight now and I think I have narrowed down the problem. I eat fine in the morning and lunch with no snacks but then I eat dinner and after that I begin to binge eat! I eat everything salty and sweet in the house. I also take medicine for depression that could be causing this but it is getting out of hand I am now up to 250 pounds!!! I need help. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 19:11:46 EST help hi i just joined me and hubby have totallychanged eating habits for last two weeks we have started walkingat least 2.5 miles everyday and we live ontop of hill doing exercise daily to claire from steps dvd and still put 3 pound on howwwww Sat, 24 Jan 2009 11:00:31 EST Is anyone else having this problem? is anyone else having this problem? <BR> one day I am 165 pounds the next day I am 160 pounds, wow I am so lost! And then back to the 165 again. <BR> I am gonna look this up!! let me know if anyone else has this problem to please. thanks <BR> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 23:28:07 EST Here's 5 more reasons Here's 5 more reasons why you may not be able to lose weight <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. You sleep less than 6 hours a night... <BR> <BR> Your body produces a hormone called Ghrelin which makes you hungrier so you'll eat more & gain weight when you don't get enough sleep but when you do get enough sleep... <BR> <BR> Your levels of the hormone Leptin are normal & Leptin makes you more satisfied & not hungry (Leptin means "thin" in Greek) <BR> <BR> 2. You have TOO much STRESS <BR> <BR> 3. Your body... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 09:35:35 EST help OMG, <BR> <BR> ok everyone ..i just made an appointment to see my doctor , because I have been exercising and eating right .. <BR> <BR> and for the past 2-3 months I have been gaining weight slowly .. <BR> <BR> I need help .. <BR> <BR> that and I have trouble staying asleep .. <BR> <BR> what can I possible have .. <BR> <BR> or maybe I am doing too much (if thats possible ) <BR> <BR> I am sooo frustrated!!! Thu, 4 Dec 2008 17:58:52 EST Just signed up today. I am 48 and I just started gaining more weight than usual. I am normally about 185 lbs and now I'm at 200 lbs. I've tried cutting down on calories and exercising, which used to work for me, but now I just maintain. Any suggestions? Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:07:47 EST I am new here I am new here and would like to say hello to everyone. I am hoping to lose weight and get some motivation and support along the way. Thu, 4 Sep 2008 11:16:40 EST vacation I came back form a trip and put 2lb back on . <BR> Now trying to get rid of them. I drink my water <BR> that's not the problem, my problem is trying to get <BR> motivated. <BR> anyone have advice on how to get back on track? Tue, 2 Sep 2008 09:32:31 EST Carboholic Hello, I am just wondering if anyone can give me some advice on how to wean off of carbs. I do really well during day by eating fruits and veggies, maybe some tuna, exercise, drink plenty of water but then I end up blowing it by eating carbs at night. I feel so hungry without eating some form of pasta or bread. I am depressed and frustrated. Every time I get on the scale I find I have gained another pound. I need help!! Thu, 31 Jul 2008 14:52:54 EST A New Person on Board Hello to Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Laura and I am 28 and trying to loose the weight. I am also a diabetic and have other health issues too. I do things that I need to do to loose the weight but it seems like it comes off and next week it's back, sometimes it goes off more. It's hard for me because I am trying to keep my sugars in control and having to eat most of the time, it is hard. My sugars are like yoyo's, it's been like that all my childhood. The things I do is go to the ... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 00:16:48 EST HI I AM A NEWBIE <em>198</em> I SEEM TO BE HAVING A HARD TIME LOSING .i DO THE RIGHT THINGS BUT IT SEEMS I CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT. ANY SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME. THANX HOPTOIT7 <em>292</em> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 23:16:50 EST Frustrated Hi I am new to this site and group. I have been doing cardio and weights for a few weeks now and I have actually gained close to 12 lbs. I am so frustrated. I am starting to follow the rules of this website and hope to see something happen soon. I am 5'4" and now almost 180lbs. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated. Sun, 29 Jun 2008 13:52:35 EST Are you happy with your weight results.... Hi there guys, I hope you all are doing great. Over the last two weeks my diet has been going good and I finally have seen some results. How is your weight lost program going? Have you seen any results so far and if so, please share those with everybody else... <BR> That will be the best motivation tool to keep us going Wed, 25 Jun 2008 21:04:28 EST so depressed! I've been on a mission for the last 2 months or so (tracking on this site for 3 weeks), dieting and exercising like a mad woman. I have only lost 2 pounds on the scale but have always been told not to just watch the scale. So I asked my boyfriend and a good friend (separately) if they notice any changes; they both just flat out said no. Both said they do not notice weight/inches lost at all. Granted I appreciate my friends' honesty but geesh! What is going on?! I cannot lose this weight no ma... Thu, 19 Jun 2008 09:02:52 EST New challeng ...drink at least 9 cups of water/day My challenge through the weight lose process is to drink more than 9 cups of water per day. It has been working great for me. So far, within 10 days I lost 3.5 lbs and probably a huge credit goes to water. Wed, 18 Jun 2008 10:41:45 EST Having trouble I am having an awful time staying on track. My motivation has hit an all time low. What can I do to get it back? Tue, 3 Jun 2008 09:46:12 EST Let's get re-motivated! So, I just came on, after being absent from Spark for a couple of months... and came back here to chat with others having a hard time... and No One is here!! <BR> <BR> Did everyone get motivated and lose all their weight?? Was our support really that good?? Or did we all get complacent and fall off the wagon like I did?? <BR> <BR> If there are more like me out there trying to get re-motivated, let's get talking again! I know it helps keep me on track... :-) <BR> <BR> And, if you're not ... Mon, 19 May 2008 15:21:10 EST what can I do to loose the weight I am trying hard to loose and get to my goal weight. It's hard because I am also a diabetic and my sugars go like a yoyo. There are some good days that it is going my way. I need some ideas what to do to loose the weight and have my sugars under control. I am going to a gym and support groups;they are helping. If anyone can has any ideas what to do please let me know...thanks <em>9</em> Mon, 5 May 2008 23:13:28 EST What do y'all think about "starvation mode"? I have been in the same boat as most of you for the past 4 months or so - eating within my calorie range and doing 45 min cardio 4-5 times/week plus strength training 2-3 times/week. I was doing everything right but I have been fighting the same 3 lbs for the whole 4 months! <BR> <BR> Today I was reading through a bunch of the message boards as usual and for the second time someone brought up the idea of eating more to lose weight. I thought to myself that this sounds crazy but as I read mor... Mon, 5 May 2008 22:50:06 EST hard to lose it Hi my name is bernice, and I have been going to the gym now for six months and I have not lost one kilo. I have put on 5 and I am not happy. It seems no matter what i do i cant seem to lose. I am feeling frustrated and I am hoping to get some help and motivation . have a nice day Mon, 14 Apr 2008 14:05:38 EST HEY ALL NEWBIE HERE i want to say hello and i hope people are still reading and writing here. after having my children, not being able to work and having thyroid cancer, i have swelled to a whopping 296 lbs. and getting bigger by the minute. would love to hear from u. i cant get rid of anything Sun, 30 Mar 2008 00:37:13 EST What Am I Suppose To Do? I am new to this I'm not sure as to what to do to lose it and keep it off...I've done weight watchers and it worked to an extent. I weighed 220lbs in July of 2007 and now I struggle to maintain 188-190. I know that is great that I lost about 30lbs or so but its always been hard for me to get under 190lbs since I had my son in 2003. I am point blank tired of being FAT. I want to be down to my pre-son size. of 125-130. It is so hard please motivate me and I will try to motive you guys....please... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:31:36 EST When Cutting Calories doesn't work!!! Well, I am a classic example of cutting calories to GAIN weight. I've been on here since mid-December... been really good about cutting my calories etc and I have GAINED 3 pounds. It's all starting to come back to me from when I tried to diet (Weight Watchers, etc) and always gained weight. I always thought I was cheating somehow, but no matter how closely I kept my journals etc, nothing worked. <BR> BUT, then a friend introduced me to Body for Life and I lost 20 pounds on it... and kept i... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:33:35 EST This isn't working! I work out 5-6 days a week running, weight training, hiking. I eat within my calorie range, 1200-1500 cals a day, drink lots of water, limited sweets, am allergic to gluten so I don't eat baked goodies or much bread.... and STILL can't loose the 10-15lbs that I need to. What is going on???? I just can't figure it out. I'm not on the pill or any medications that might be hindering this. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else been in this situation? What did you do to drop the weight??? Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:40:25 EST So ready to lose it!! If you are so ready to lose it like me. Let let it go together , the weight, stress and any body with drama let it go these things like you to be heavy so my slogan is Let it Go or Lose it forever. Wed, 14 Nov 2007 07:07:50 EST Let's hear it for small successes! I lost 2 pounds! <em>193</em> It's so nice to see the scale finally moving in the right direction after months of not being able to lose anything regardless of my efforts (due to hypothyroidism & hypoglycemia). <em>224</em> Tue, 28 Aug 2007 18:37:30 EST why won't the weight go!!!!!!! I'm doing my strenght and cardio but i'm not losing wieght just inches. <em>15</em> Thu, 28 Jun 2007 12:52:05 EST