SparkPeople 100% Single with No Kids (SNK) Team Messageboard This is a group for single folks who have NO children - no young or adult children. 100% single, no boyfriend/girlfriend or significant other. We are 100% single and getting fit just for ourselves! SparkPeople 100% Single with No Kids (SNK) Team Messageboard Shopping and food prep for one... Share tips here Buy food planning to cook, get distracted, forget about food, stuff to back of fridge, wonder what "that smell" is, dig out food and throw away. I'm trying to break this economic and time killing cycle!! <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any tips on better planning for food prep? I'll share mine if you share yours... Tue, 18 Feb 2020 14:24:26 EST 2020, Who's with me getting healthy??? Lets share! What is your plan? <BR> How do you fight thorough the tough spots? <BR> Thoughts on "cheat days? <BR> Shopping for one hints? <BR> <BR> Whatever you got. Let's get this page active again!! Mon, 3 Feb 2020 14:53:27 EST Brainstorming Challenge Suggestions! What fun challenges should we tackle as a team? Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:21:53 EST 2019 - Maintaining Weight Have you reached your weight loss goal? How did you get there and what's your plan for staying at your goal? <BR> <BR> Let's share our progress and encourage each other! Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:13:00 EST 2019 - Losing Weight How much do you have to lose and what is your plan for doing it? Let's share our Health Journey stories and encourage each other! Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:11:53 EST 2019 August - Question of the Month What is one tip you've learned about weight loss that has helped you stick to your goals? Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:08:19 EST 2019 - Let's Chat! Happy New Year to one and all!!! Tue, 1 Jan 2019 23:52:50 EST 2018 - Let's Chat Hello Everyone and Welcome to 2018, <BR> <BR> Are you like me and don't bother with resolutions? Or do you set resolutions every year, and work towards the goal throughout the year? What are the challenges and goals you are dealing with this year? How is life and then some? <BR> <BR> This board is for everything from "how are you" to "my life sucks" and all between - remember keep it kind, clean and fun. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>220</em> <em>408</em> Wed, 3 Jan 2018 00:52:41 EST 2017 - Let's Chat! Welcome to 2017! <BR> <BR> haha! <BR> <BR> I remember in high school we often talked about what the world would look like after the year 2000. We all thought there would be flying cars and everything would be automated. We figured we'd all be on different planets too. Kinda like the Jetsons. Well, it's not quite what we thought, but in some ways we weren't that far off. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? Hope all is going great! Mon, 2 Jan 2017 17:50:40 EST Chat Rooms, Dating Sites, Oh My Over the past few weeks I've been reading on news pages much about living life as a single - with the entire focus being on how you can successfully find a mate. I find this frustrating as it implies that being single is a condition only to be tolerated with true happiness occurring only after finding a mate. It must not be any old mate, you must find one who is loyal, true, your best friend, sexual partner, gorgeous, smart, funny and want to be with you forever and ever, amen. Elite Singles... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:33:57 EST Cooking for One Share your: <BR> <BR> Challenges and Advantages (with cooking for one) <BR> Recipes <BR> Tips <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 18:33:41 EST Question of the Month - March 2016 What or who do you find provides you with inspiration? Tue, 1 Mar 2016 18:31:54 EST 2016 Let's Chat Pull up a chair, make beverage of your choice and tell us your story. How has your day gone? How is your week? Did something exciting happen to you? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is it a pretty normal day, just another round in the neighbourhood. Whatever you want to talk about, this is the place to do it. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>30</em> <em>469</em> <em>106</em> <em>271</em> <em>287</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>181</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 18:29:22 EST March 2016 Team Goals March Team Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. <BR> <BR> 2. 500 minutes of activity per month. <BR> <BR> 3. Read one (member's) blog daily. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> If you want a personal goal to be up as a team goal, please contact me. Tue, 1 Mar 2016 18:26:50 EST Support Blog-Style A new goal will be placed on our team goals. <BR> <BR> We attempted to set up a buddy system and unfortunately, it didn't go very well. We all have excellent intentions to email daily, to support one another, to sparkmail all the time, to check in and then life steps in the way. Then we start to feel guilty, not sure where to start back up and then the spiral continues. It's an unhealthy cycle of good intentions. <BR> <BR> I was thinking on an easier way to support one another. What i... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 22:49:07 EST New Year's Resolutions Do you make resolutions for the new year? <BR> <BR> If so, please share those and we can cheer you on, support you to meet those goals. Who knows, your goals may end up becoming team goals. (if that's okay, we always struggle to find new team goals) <BR> <BR> If you don't, share the reasons why....we are a curious bunch, might find like minds among it all too. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 22:29:28 EST ~~*~~December Rol Call~~*~~ Who's here with us in this month of December? <BR> Introduce yourself &amp; share a bit about you. <BR> We love making new friends <BR> <BR> Your name ~ <BR> Where you live ~ <BR> Do you celebrate a winter holiday this month? <em>444</em> Thu, 3 Dec 2015 22:26:15 EST QOTW 11.29.2015 With winter here, what are your favorite activities to do in the winter? Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:12:34 EST ~~*~~November Roll Call~~*~~ Who's here with us in this month of November? <BR> Introduce yourself &amp; share a bit about you. <BR> We love making new friends <BR> <BR> Your name ~ <BR> Where you live ~ <BR> Do you host a ThanksGiving meal or travel to one? <em>429</em> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 09:00:46 EST QOTD 10.17.2015 What is your favorite breakfast? Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:52:13 EST QOTD 10.10.2015 What is your favorite thing about autumn/fall? Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:46:48 EST QOTW 10.03.2015 Since, I seem to be forgetting to post these on Sunday. I will start doing them on Saturday. <BR> <BR> What do you want out of this team? Sat, 3 Oct 2015 08:02:34 EST QOTW 08.30.15 What are you looking forward to in September? <BR> <em>465</em> <em>427</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:57:56 EST Week 4 August Challenge For the month of August the team will have having a walking challenge. The goal is to walk 30 minutes, 6 days and rest 1 day. Here is the weekly check in post of the final week of the August Walking Challenge. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>361</em> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:05:33 EST QOTW 08.16.2015 What is your favorite movie? Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:02:38 EST Week 3 of August Challenge For the month of August the team will have having a walking challenge. The goal is to walk 30 minutes, 6 days and rest 1 day. Here is the weekly check in post of the week 3 of the August Walking Challenge. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:00:36 EST QOTW for August 9, 2015 Do you want children someday? Sun, 9 Aug 2015 12:50:48 EST Week 2 Check-In for August Walking Challenge For the month of August the team will have having a walking challenge. The goal is to walk 30 minutes, 6 days and rest 1 day. Here is the weekly check in post of the week 1 of the August Walking Challenge that starts tomorrow (August 8). <BR> <BR> Happy Walking!! <em>313</em> Fri, 7 Aug 2015 06:45:10 EST QOTW 08.02.2015 If you live any where, where would it be? Sun, 2 Aug 2015 18:21:56 EST Week 1 Check-In for August Walking Challenge For the month of August the team will have having a walking challenge. The goal is to walk 30 minutes, 6 days and rest 1 day. Here is the weekly check in post of the week 1 of the August Walking Challenge that starts today (August 1). <BR> <BR> Happy Walking!! <em>311</em> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 08:23:09 EST August Challenge For the month of August the team will have having a walking challenge. The goal is to walk 30 minutes, 6 days and rest 1 day. You can choice the day of rest, whatever day works out best for you. I know some of you walk a lot for work, but please do not count that as part of your 30 minutes. There is always are exception to the rule; if you walk during breaks or lunch, you may count that as part of your 30 minutes. <BR> The challenge will start on August 1. If you are interest in doing this ch... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:54:45 EST QOTW 07.26.15 What is your favorite TV show of all time? Sun, 26 Jul 2015 21:21:58 EST QOTW 07.19.2015 Have you ever been admitted to the ER? Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:04:49 EST QOTW 07.12.2015 Would you like to do a challenge for the month of August? Sun, 12 Jul 2015 09:11:20 EST Question for the week of July 5, 2015 Do you have pedometer (Fitbit, Jawbone, Misfit, etc)? Sun, 5 Jul 2015 07:32:54 EST QOTW for the week of June 28 What is your favorite season? Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:44:04 EST QOTW 06.14.2015 After you have been sick/unwell for a while; how do you get back into the swing of things (health wise)? Sun, 14 Jun 2015 15:21:06 EST QOTW for the week of June 7 What are some non-food relate rewards you use? Ex. You reach a mini-goal, you get a new exercise dvd. Sun, 7 Jun 2015 08:25:54 EST QOTW for the week of May 31 What is your biggest weakness food wise? <BR> <em>262</em> <em>287</em> <em>480</em> <em>486</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 10:45:44 EST QOTW for the week of May 24 What time of day do you exercise? Sun, 24 May 2015 08:35:38 EST JOTD 05.22.2015 A drunken man walked up to a parking meter and puts in some change. The meter goes up to sixty and he says, "Hey, I lost 100 pounds!" <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Fri, 22 May 2015 05:55:09 EST JOTD 05.20.2015 The only thing wrong with a perfect drive to work is that you end up at work. Wed, 20 May 2015 06:50:46 EST JOTD 05.19.2015 This young man was elated when he turned eighteen in a state where curfew is 11:00p.m. for any one under seventeen years of age. He told his Dad how happy he was that now he could stay out until 3:00a.m. if he wanted. “Yes you can stay out as late as you want, but the car is under seventeen and it has to be in the garage by eleven.” His father said. Tue, 19 May 2015 07:38:14 EST JOTD 05.18.2015 A boy was having a lot of difficulty in French class. To encourage him, his teacher said, "You'll know you're really beginning to get it when you start dreaming in French." <BR> The boy ran into class all excited one day, saying, "Teacher, teacher! I had a dream last night and everyone was talking in French!" "Great!" said the teacher; "what were they saying?" "I don't know," the boy replied; "I couldn't understand them." Mon, 18 May 2015 07:37:04 EST QOTW for the week of May 17 What do you do for a living? Sun, 17 May 2015 09:11:47 EST JOTD 05.17.2015 A woman is dancing happily down the railroad tracks, singing to herself "...21 ...21 ...21..." <BR> After a little while, an Antartian walks up to her. She observes for a minute and then asks, "What are you doing?" <BR> The woman does not answer and keeps singing "...21 ...21 ...21 ..." So the Antartian jumps on the tracks and follows her dancing and starts singing "...21 ...21 ...21 ..." A little later a train comes down the tracks. The woman jumps off, but the Antartian keeps dancing and ... Sun, 17 May 2015 09:09:17 EST JOTD 05.16.2015 Doctor: What’s wrong with your bother? <BR> Boy: He thinks he is a chicken. <BR> Doctor: really? How long has this been going on? <BR> Boy: Five years. <BR> Doctor: Five years! <BR> Boy: We would have brought him in earlier, but we needed the eggs. Sat, 16 May 2015 13:27:23 EST JOTD 05.15.2015 There are four engineers traveling in a car; a mechanical engineer, a chemical engineer, an electrical engineer and a computer engineer. The car breaks down. “Sounds to me as if the pistons have seized. We’ll have to strip down the engine before we can get the car working again”, says the mechanical engineer. “Well”, says the chemical engineer, “it sounded to me as if the fuel might be contaminated. I think we should clear out the fuel system.” “I thought it might be a grounding problem”, say... Fri, 15 May 2015 07:48:59 EST JOTD 05.14.2015 A tourist in Vienna goes through a graveyard and all of a sudden he hears some music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the source. <BR> He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads: "Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827." <BR> Then he realizes that the music is the Ninth Symphony, and it is being played backward! Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to return with him. By the time they arrive back at the grave, the mus... Thu, 14 May 2015 07:54:43 EST jotd 05.13.2015 A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they drew. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's artwork. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, "I'm drawing God." The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like." Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, "They will in a minute." Wed, 13 May 2015 07:20:20 EST JOTD 05.12.2015 <BR> A man goes to the doctors and asks why he's been feeling ill. The doctor examines him and replies "I'm sorry to tell you, you've got the disease known as Yellow 24." "What's that?” the man asks. "It means your internal organs have started turning yellow - you've got 24 hours to live". <BR> The man goes home and tells his wife the bad news. His wife says "Well, will you come to bingo with me tonight then? Otherwise you'll never be able to." The man agrees so he and his wife go to the bin... Tue, 12 May 2015 07:52:00 EST JOTD May 10th So there's this man with a parrot. And his parrot swears like a sailor, I mean he's a pistol. He can swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself. <BR> <BR> The trouble is that the guy who owns the parrot is a quiet, conservative type, and this bird's foul mouth is driving him crazy. <BR> <BR> One day, it gets to be too much, so the guy grabs the bird by the throat, shakes him really hard, and yells, "QUIT IT!" But this just makes the bird mad and he swears more than ever. <BR>... Sun, 10 May 2015 11:34:35 EST Question of the Week, May 8-15, 2015 These are corny but fun, hope you enjoy filling this out and letting us all get to know you better. <BR> <BR> 1. Favourite colour: <BR> <BR> 2. Favourite song: <BR> <BR> 3. Favourite movie: <BR> <BR> 4. Favourite book: <BR> <BR> 5. Favourite saying: Fri, 8 May 2015 21:32:00 EST JOTD 05.08.2015 A guy walking down a street one afternoon passes an old man sitting on the side of the road with a large sack. <BR> The younger guy says to the old man, "Watcha got in the sack?" <BR> The old man responds, "I got some monkeys in that there sack." <BR> The younger man asks, "If I guess how many monkeys you got in the sack, can I keep one?" <BR> The old man replies, "Son, if you guess how many monkeys I got in this sack, I'll give you both of 'em!" Fri, 8 May 2015 07:36:32 EST JOTD 05.07.2015 “I’ve never flown before, said the nervous old lady to the pilot. “You will bring me down safely, won’t you? <BR> “All I can say ma’am,” said the pilot, “is that I’ve never left anyone up there yet!” <BR> <em>30</em> <em>20</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 07:52:15 EST JOTD 05.06.2015 Building Security has notified us that there have been 5 suspected terrorists working at our office. Four of the five have been apprehended. Bin Sleeping, Bin Loafing, Bin Gossiping, and Bin Surfing have been taken into custody. Security advised us that they could find no one fitting the description of the fifth cell member, Bin Working, in the office. Police are confident that anyone who looks like Bin Working will be very easy to spot. They thought they had apprehended Bin Working sitting a... Wed, 6 May 2015 06:52:21 EST New here <BR> Hello everyone, <BR> My name is CJ. I am single with no kids, and need to lose about 30 pounds, and keep it off. I started the Anti-Candida Diet today. It went well, but I know it can get tough. I live on beautiful Vancouver Island. :) <BR> Wed, 6 May 2015 02:15:20 EST JOTD 05.05.2015 Q. What did the digital clock say to the analog clock? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A. Look, No hands! Tue, 5 May 2015 07:46:30 EST JOTD 05.04.2015 Little Johnny wasn't very good at spelling. During an oral spelling exam, the teacher wrote the word "new" on the blackboard. "Now," she asked Johnny, "what word would we have if we placed a "K" in the front?" <BR> <BR> After a moment's reflection, Johnny said, "Canoe?" Mon, 4 May 2015 07:50:19 EST Question of the Week (QOTW) for the week of May 3 Where do you live? You do not have to give city; state/providence or country is just fine. <em>30</em> Sun, 3 May 2015 08:27:46 EST JOTD 05.03.2015 There is a knock on the pearly gates. Saint Peter looks out, and a man is standing there. Saint Peter is about to begin his interview when the man disappears. A moment later there’s another knock. Saint Peter gets the door, sees the man, opens his mouth to speak, but the man disappears once again. “Hey, are you playing games with me?” Saint Peter calls after him, rather annoyed. <BR> “No” the man’s distant voice replies anxiously. <BR> “They are trying to resuscitate me.” Sun, 3 May 2015 08:16:11 EST JOTD 05.02.2015 The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples.. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: 'Take only ONE . God is watching.' <BR> Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large <BR> pile of chocolate chip cookies. <BR> A child had written a note, 'Take all you want. God is watching the apples' Sat, 2 May 2015 07:53:58 EST Buddy System 2015 If you would like to share your goals, frustrations, roadblocks and successes with a buddy, please post here. We will work together to reach our goals for health and fitness in 2015. I would love to see this board busy - share your frustrations and success, ask questions, give support, share relevant articles, let's make this place rock in 2015! Fri, 1 May 2015 07:36:23 EST Joke of the Day (JOTD) 05.01.2015 Baba sent his brother a birthday cake, air mail. He wanted him to get it while the candles were still burning. Fri, 1 May 2015 07:35:04 EST Dating 101--timing, place, people, HELP!!! I have to admit I haven't minded being single. that said, the primary reason is I'm so damned used to it I can't imagine actually ever being in a relationship and sharing a life with someone (which I do want, but have no clue how to attain) <BR> <BR> I'm trying to be more sociable (offline, that is), but have no clue where to start. There's a bar near my college campus that does trivia nights on Wednesdays and I've considered going there after work some time (and making a habit of it when I ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 23:18:02 EST Famous Singles <link><BR>ingles </link> <BR> <BR> I will post a couple famous singles from this list throughout the week. Feel free to add your own and if from a website, please link it up to the site (as SP can get snitty about these things). <BR> <BR> 1. Queen Elizabeth 1 <BR> Called 'The Virgin Queen' Queen Elizabeth ruled England during the Renaissance era from 1558 to 1603. She was raised in a time when women were expected to obey their husbands because they... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:35:43 EST Getting back to exercise after injury. I had knee surgery 11 days ago and am going to start physical therapy tomorrow. My last knee surgery nearly 28 years ago was much different. I was told to rest for 6 weeks! Now less than two weeks and they want you to exercise. <BR> <BR> Trying to take it slow and hope to get off these crutches soon! Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:49:28 EST Hello all, new to the group Hello, my name is Melissa and I just joined this group. Wanted to come in for extra support in being single. I have a hard time being single this time of year. My bday is in about 3 weeks and its depressing getting older and not having anyone to share my life with. Trying to focus on something positive. I am trying to hit the 100 lb weight loss number by that day so I can be happy about something. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading! Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:25:58 EST just me Trying to get back on track after many surgeries the last few years, marriage, rape, divorce, death of fiancée. Realized that in my time of greatest need, I have no friends. Those that I thought were friends will not answer my calls or my texts. Right now I'm just so depressed with no will to live. I have come to the conclusion that I will never find that special someone to spend the rest of my life with. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:35:20 EST Hello to all my new spark friends! Hello sp! I'm so glad to be figuring all of this out! Navigation of this site has been a bit overwhelming to this newbie. I want to take advantage of all the support I can that sp community has to offer! I'm going for a lifestyle change. No strict or crash diets for me anymore! Eat to live not live to eat...and move, move, move! I've going to track my fitness so I'm excited to be here!! Mon, 19 May 2014 21:09:36 EST Feb. 15th is Singles Awareness Day! How are you going to celebrate it? Check out their website (same title as my topic - Singles Awareness Day). <BR> <BR> If you're tired/frustrated/bored with the barrage of tv commercials, print ads about V-D, consider celebrating 2/15, instead. Buy yourself some fresh flowers (not the 50% off raggedy-ass V-day castoffs, take a long leisurely bath, sleep late (If you work that day - do it on your day off), have a wonderful healthy meal, get together with other singles and PARTY. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:00:57 EST A question for the men ... I posted this in another singles board and thought I'd put it here as well: <BR> <BR> Ok guys, how do you know a lady is interested in you? Is it enough that she gives you her number (without you having to ask for it) or does she need to come out and say she's interested? I'm wondering because I've been out of the dating game for over a decade and I just don't know what's kosher anymore. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:49:28 EST Buddy System 2014 If you would like to share your goals, frustrations, roadblocks and successes with a buddy, please post here. We will work together to reach our goals for health and fitness in 2014. I would love to see this board busy - share your frustrations and success, ask questions, give support, share relevant articles, let's make this place rock in 2014!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:25:32 EST Goal Setting What is a S.M.A.R.T. Goal? <BR> <BR> S = Specific <BR> <BR> M = Measurable <BR> <BR> A = Attainable <BR> <BR> R = Relevant <BR> <BR> T = Time Bound <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is a typical goal I've seen out there: <BR> I will lose 50 lbs in 2 months. <BR> <BR> The goal is vague, there are no specifics on what has to be accomplished to obtain the goal. There are no time constraints except #lbs in set amount of months, however, is it attainable? Is it relevant or is the person attempting to lo... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:19:09 EST Let's Talk - Questions and Discussions To get this forum rolling, I'll ask the first question. I will try to remember to change the question monthly, however, if a new month rolls in and you are dying to ask a question, pop in and ask. Then sit back and enjoy the discussion. Some questions will be fun,other questions may be silly and some may be down-right serious. Remember to always be respectful even if your views and opinions are very different than someone else's views and opinions. This can be a really neat way for folks... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:05:41 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 15 Jun 2013 09:32:26 EST Hiya from Ga Ello fellow sparkers! <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm Lauren, 25, and here to motivate myself and others to reach our health goals. Sat, 8 Jun 2013 17:02:36 EST 50 and Counting In Marietta, GA, U.S.A. Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm Tina, 50, living in Marietta, GA, U.S.A. I have also lived in Norcross, Marietta (Woodstock) and have enjoyed the beautiful surrounding cities such as Roswell, John's Creek, and some others. It would be nice to find some SNK's nearby, or someone who is just a phone call away --- no matter what continent you live in. <BR> <BR> I chose not to have children, even though I was married for several years. Luckily for me my husband already had three (from his first wife) a... Tue, 28 May 2013 19:11:47 EST Random Questions So I have a question. I travel a lot for work most of it being international. I stay in ok 3-4 star hotels once in a while a 5 star. (get kicked out of most for using hot plates) no microwave lucky if there is a fridge. I have to eat out for most of my meals. I only speak English and learn enough to say the common phrases in each country. my question is, what do you do when you travel to stay on track? How do you log the meals? How do you shop in each place if you don't know the language? Do... Wed, 22 May 2013 11:59:03 EST Random Question Do you have a picture of "that" dress or outfit? Sun, 7 Apr 2013 13:11:34 EST Flirty Cashiers I've been single for a couple of years now, for the first time as an adult. And I am open and interested when I walk out into the world. I try not to be too much into my own thoughts around other people. And others respond. <BR> <BR> The only problem is that it's difficult for me to discern when someone is just be friendly or recognizing me as a regular patron of the grocery store, and when they are being flirty. On top of all of this, I have more confidence and treat people more happily wh... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:02:37 EST Finances and Living Single <link><BR>single/201211/the-single-best-bit-advi<BR>ce-single-people </link> <BR> <BR> How does it cost you financially to be single? A reporter at US News and World Report asked that question of our good friend Christina over at Onely, and wow, did she get an earful! Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:07:05 EST What mean Aren't Telling Women <link><BR>-Arent-Telling-Women-by-Chris-Abani </link> <BR> <BR> From Oprah Magazine: Photo: Stockbyte/Getty Images <BR> <BR> That women are mysterious and unknowable is something every young man grows up believing. Men, on the other hand, never think of themselves as mysterious or confusing, and we are often at a loss as to why women want to figure us out. But since you asked..... <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:59:00 EST If You’re Done Being A Single Woman – Try This… <link><BR>dating/done-being-single/ </link> <BR> <BR> If you’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated – especially with all the help and options you find online and just in the sheer numbers of single men everywhere… if you’re frustrated with the process of dating, the hopes you have for your romantic future that you hope dating will lead you to…if your “dating equation” is dating = dread, disappointment and despair – where one minute you’re up and the oth... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:51:52 EST From the BBC <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Viewpoint: Why are couples so mean to single people? <BR> <BR> In a world that celebrates romance and finding The One, people can be rather rude to single people, writes James Friel. <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:45:42 EST Hello! Hi Everybody! I'm Tara. This is my fourth time on Sparkpeople and i'm just 4 lbs. shy of having lost 100 lbs. since 2006. I'm really hoping this time I can keep my internet more than two months after making this account. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:24:56 EST Fitness Minutes Use this board to share how you met the team goal of 500 fitness minutes. Did you exceed the goal? Did you struggle to meet the goal? Did you get no where near the goal and met up with many barriers. Let's work together and support one another to meet this goal monthly. <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:21:40 EST Where can I hide Christmas eve?????? I'm expected to attend my Dad and stepmom's Dec. 24th party. She invites all of her trashy relatives to it. There's only one of her daughters I like and have anything in common with (surprisingly, she's childfree - but married to a good ol' boy - her other two sisters married good ol' boys too - which means they're all sexist, lazy, racist subhumans). Add at least 4-8 bratty kids who have no manners, who never say thank you for presents given, and I've got a good excuse to find a religion ... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:18:57 EST Article: Why Women Choose not to have kids Read this article tonight and in lieu of recent discussions, decided to share. Choosing no children is growing and amazingly, the comments for this article are also supportive. A reminder from some to that more couples are going childless by choice and that it's not just women who don't want kids, but men as well. <BR> <BR> Article is here: <link><BR>choose-not-kids-135900488.html </link> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 22:31:27 EST This Made Me Laugh <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Dinosaur Comics ftw. <BR> <BR> Be awesome :) Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:39:56 EST In Defense of Single People <link><BR>of_single_people/ </link> <BR> <BR> There is a new book out called "Singles" and this article is an interview with the author. I found it to be a very interesting article but I won't share my opinions until others have had a chance to read it too. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:13:02 EST Why Can't Ppl Accept When You Don't Want Kids? I worked with someone who was always TELLING me I wanted kids. I had made it very plain I did NOT want children. Yet and still, she kept informing me I would change my mind. <BR> <BR> I am not a kid hater, just have never had a strong desire to have them. I never have. Even when I was younger that was not one of my dreams. I didn't sit and dream about the day I would have kids. Why is this so wrong??? <BR> <BR> Why can't ppl just accept when a person says they don't want them? I mean the lo... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 05:03:19 EST So...I need some advice This sounded ridiculous as I typed it, but I need other peoples opinions/advice please! <BR> <BR> I have a male friend who is making me pretty uncomfortable recently. We've been good mates and enjoy geeky stuff together, and use to go to the movies to see movies his g/f didn't want to (she knew and was ok with it, I know them both) She's since moved away from our city and they've split up. When she moved away, things he did and said started to make me feel uncomfortable. For example, he keep... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:53:29 EST Turning into a Cynic I swear, everytime I turn on the tv or read gossip mags, I just seem to hear about relationships breaking down, cheating, bitter fights. The 50 Shades of Grey phononemon has left me depressed as more women seem to claim they want a man like the main character-who from what I read in the book (and I only read 1/2, it was so poorly written) and what other people have told me, is NOT an ideal partner! I hear my friends talk about their relationship dramas and the dramas of their friends. <BR> ... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 02:50:20 EST Wordy Lyrics (Yes, I copied and pasted this from the Fun and Games Message board!) <BR> <BR> This is one for all you sparkers who think you have a way with words! <BR> <BR> Basically, you pick a song lyric, and alter the lyrics so that the message is the same, but the words are more poetic. <BR> So for example: <BR> <BR> "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard" <BR> <BR> Becomes <BR> <BR> "My cold frothy dairy beverage beckons the gentleman to my front garden." <BR> <BR> Next person identifie... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:11:57 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 19 Jul 2012 01:22:02 EST 30 days I was browsing online today and I stumbled upon this video: <BR> <link><BR>ething_new_for_30_days.html </link> <BR> You can watch it if you like, I really enjoyed it, and it's only a couple minutes. Anyway, it motivated me to start doing something for the next 30 days. It made me to think of something that I've always wanted to do, but never actually did. I realized that last year I bought 2 books that will help me with my thesis paper, but I haven't ev... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 12:47:26 EST First post ever! Hello everyone. I discovered Sparkpeople last night and before I knew it 2 hours had passed while I looked around here! <BR> <BR> I am 36 years old, SNK, and intending/hoping to be so forever. I am from New Zealand but live in Australia at the moment, I am a perioperative nurse, and I love my lifestyle. What it does mean though, is that I am not accountable to anyone (except myself) and I can eat/do what I like, when I like. Over the years this has basically meant EXCESS! Excess everything, ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 21:21:14 EST newly single hello everybody, not new to sparkpeople but new to the team. i haven't used sparkpeople in awhile because i did not have a computer. now that i do. i plan on using it more often now. <BR> <BR> i was in engaged and now im not. learning the single life again. did not have any kids. i dont know if that is a good thing or not. well i posted a blog about it. you may read it if you want. just need someone to keep me going and kick me in the butt. Sat, 26 May 2012 07:33:27 EST Shopping for One or Two <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1764 </link> <BR> <BR> Hi, this is a current article from SparkPeople regarding tips for shopping when you cook and eat on your own. Tue, 22 May 2012 12:13:55 EST Hello my single peps!!! :o) Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Angie and I'm from the Massachussets. I have joined this team in hopes of getting fun back into weight loss and fitness. A couple of years ago when was in my early teens I was obese and found a way through eating right and exercising and lost about 70lbs and was in the best shape of my life until in 2009 when my health went south. I have now gained about 35lbs and it hasn't budged no matter my efforts (or lack there of). And to make matter worse I'm the leader of ... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:04:55 EST I saw this the other day... and decided it fit my mindset so well, it is now part of my mantra: <BR> <BR> " - Single - is not a status; it is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others." <BR> <BR> Life's too short to worry about NOT being in a relationship, and worry is wasteful! I tell folks this when they ask when I plan to settle down. <BR> <BR> What quotes have you found uplifting and inspirational when others talk down to you for being single (and almo... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:46:55 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 29 Mar 2012 12:42:43 EST SNK - Who's Your Family, a Discussion <link><BR>single/201003/single-no-children-whos-<BR>your-family </link> <BR> <BR> First part of "Single, No Children, Who's Your Family" by Bella DePaulo <BR> <BR> In this article she talks about "public family" and "private family" in terms of living single with no children. She discusses how there is a belief system in place that if you live as a single person without children that you do not have a family. She argues that SNK are living in familie... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 14:49:07 EST Some more humor A reporter was interviewing a 104-year-old woman and he asked, ‘And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?'. <BR> She simply replied, 'No peer pressure.' <BR> <BR> These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, 'For fast relief.' <BR> <BR> Know how to prevent sagging? Just eat till the wrinkles fill out. <BR> <BR> My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be. <BR> <BR> THE SENILITY PRAYER : <BR> Grant me the se... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 07:48:29 EST Just for a smile...enjoy! I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, <BR> so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. <BR> I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. <BR> I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. By the time I got my leotards on, the class was over. <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Sat, 4 Feb 2012 11:49:43 EST Finding Balance in India Hi All, <BR> <BR> My name is Lianne, and I'm originally from Phoenix, Arizona, but moved to India about 7 months ago to work for an educational nonprofit organization. So I definitely don't have any kids or significant others - but I get the chance to live in India! :) <BR> <BR> Since moving to India, I've lost 16 pounds and am now back to my "normal" weight before "letting myself go" after college while teaching. I've restarted the Couch to 5K running program (I did in 2007 before running ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:56:44 EST Sexy and Single I ran across Sparkspeople and just joined without thinking about. So glad I could find support in my goal to lose weight and so many people sexy and single. I don't feel so alone anymore. So hello to all! Glad I found what I was looking for = ) <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 21:14:34 EST Hello! Hello! New to the team. My name is Danielle. I'm 24 years old. Live in Utah. Completely single and fortunately haven't had kids yet (hey, in Utah, by the age of 24, that really is saying something!! i live in the land of being married by 18 and having at least two kids by 20!!!!!!!) I used SparkPeople a few years back and dropped about 50 pounds in 3 months. Got in a relationship, put the 50 plus an extra 10 back on. Back to single (and happy) and I'm ready to go back to being skinn(er)! Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:08:11 EST Hey everyone! Hi everyone - <BR> <BR> I'm Mo - new to Spark and trying to get things on track! I just finished University about a year and a half ago, and have since been working on my career (and admittedly not doing much to take care of myself in the process). Most of my friends are coupled-up, and the ones that aren't don't have the same interests as I do. <BR> <BR> I'm having a tough time staying motivated and would love to meet like-minded, supportive people in the same position! <BR> <BR> All be... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 15:05:29 EST People who feel the need to fix you up RAAAR! <BR> <BR> I just turned 33 and am single, no kids (oh, right. Obviously). I don't want kids, and I don't really want to be in a relationship. The last time it was, I was miserable "checking in" all the time, explaining why I'd rather sit home and read than go out to some bar with him yet again, etc. While I really like dudes a whole lot (sometimes too much), I like being single. I prefer it. <BR> <BR> So I went to a New Years Eve party one of my best friends and his wife threw. I was... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 17:13:43 EST Hello & Happy New Year! Hi Everyone! I just joined the team. I am 33 and from Ohio. I've never been married and don't have any children. Although, I am an "honorary aunt" to many of my friends kids. :) I get to see all of them 2-3 times a year. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 21:52:23 EST food challenge for 2012 Along the lines of my exercise challenge. <BR> <BR> SNK's lets add 12 new healthly food choices to our diet for 2012 <BR> <BR> Could be.... <BR> <BR> 12 more veggie serviings each week <BR> trying 12 health recipes <BR> 12 less servings of pop each month <BR> <BR> Let us know what you will try 12 more or less of this year Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:25:51 EST Exercise Challenge add 12 more for 2012 I workout at a Canadian gym called Goodlife fitness. They have a campaign asking members to given them 10 more. I thought I would adapt this idea for the new year and ask SNK's to gives us 12 more for 2012. <BR> <BR> When working out this year challenge yourself to 12 more , could be.... <BR> <BR> 12 more mins on the treadmill or elliptical or bike <BR> 12 more reps with the weights <BR> 12 more situps <BR> 12 more pushups <BR> 12 more workouts a month <BR> 12 more steps on your daily walk... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:21:25 EST 12 questions for the New Year 2012 Copy and paste the questions and write your answers next to the question. And yes, I am on a 12 theme.LOL <BR> <BR> 1. Do you make New Year’s resolutions or goals? If so what are your resolutions for 2012? What is your goal for 2012? <BR> 2. 12 things that are great about being single. <BR> 3. 12 of your favourite things (think the song from Song of Music) <BR> 4. 12 favourite songs <BR> 5. 12 things you will do differently in 2012 <BR> 6. 12 things you like about yourself. <BR> 7. 12 favour... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:35:29 EST 8 inspiring tips to get you out of bed & to the gy Eight inspiring tips to get you out of bed and to the gym! <BR> Stick this article beside your bed and read it when the alarm goes off. And don't press snooze! <BR> • By James S. Fell Tue Feb 22 2011 <BR> <BR> I haven’t worked out for a week, but I’ve got a really good excuse. This excuse involves lots of Kleenex and orange juice, and I’m pretty sure that’s all you want to read. <BR> <BR> However, when it comes to working out, many of us make up far less legitimate excuses like not havin... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:19:14 EST Holidays make me very aware that I'm still single Probably not just me, but being a single person and hearing everyone talk about their significant others and families has left me feeling kinda blue and lonely during the holidays. Very aware of my singleness during the holidays. I know I cant be the only one feeling this way. Not really a question, but just a statement. Feel free to add your thoughts. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:01:31 EST How many pounds? Saw this on another team and thought I would share it with you all. <BR> <BR> We share how many points we get on the wheel, how about our pounds? <BR> You have heard of a "BONE YARD"...This is a "POUND YARD".. <BR> Post the following emotion: <BR> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> Every time you drop a pound. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:48:52 EST Hello Hello...I'm new to the team, just got back to spark people and weight loss a week ago after a false start over a year ago, but i believe i have learned from my mistakes and this time i will do it right.Hope to learn a lot from this team! Sun, 4 Dec 2011 02:45:35 EST Happily Single in Canada Hello, <BR> <BR> I thought I would join this team to find some like minded people while I'm trying to get back on track here. I was doing good for a while, but lately I've been in a funk. I think it's b/c by the time I get home from work at 5pm it's dark out and I feel like I should be going to bed lol. <BR> <BR> Hope to meet some of you shortly :) Mon, 28 Nov 2011 18:44:08 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:32:55 EST Single for the holidays? Expert advice on how to <BR> <BR> <BR> Single for the holidays? Expert advice on how to deal <BR> Sarah Treleaven Mon Nov 21 2011 <BR> Ladies, the holidays are closing in on us, and it can be a uniquely difficult time for singles. So, if you're worried about being seated at the kids' table, or about having yet another relative discreetly imply that there must be something wrong with you, you might continue your search for a nice dude even during eggnog-mustache season. Here, dating coach Lee Block — founder o... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:37:32 EST Hi I'm new. Hi, I need to lose 40 lbs. I'm gluten free and prefer to eat things without additives. Anyone else out there gluten free? I eat pretty healthy but don't exercise like I should. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:39:06 EST Newbie! Hi Team! My name is Lindy, I am 26 yrs old, live alone and love it. I love it most of the time, I am having a hard time with the boredom that comes from living alone. When I get bored. I eat. Or go to the bar and drink. That is not healthy and I am working very hard on changing my lifestyle. I love living alone but I equally love being around people. What do yall do when you just get flat out bored? I just joined a gym hoping that would help and have thought of volunteering. I want to go to c... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 06:07:09 EST A tropical newbie from Puerto Rico Hi: <BR> <BR> Just another newbie, kind of tropical 'cause I'm from Puerto Rico <em>47</em> <em>334</em> . Been in SparkPeople for a while, but just found out the group, nice to meet you all <em>213</em> Sat, 5 Nov 2011 07:45:17 EST Another newbie! Hi all! Another newbie has joined your ranks! I'm Holly (Hol or Hols for short), from Minnesota, and am 26. Avid Harry Potter fan, work at a university in the international studies office. Looking forward to meeting you. Let's be SparkFriends! :) Wed, 2 Nov 2011 00:05:25 EST Moving! Grr I am moving and doing it all by myself. <BR> I have been purging but man I have too much stuff <BR> My new place is smaller so I have to even buy furniture for the new place <BR> Change is good and I like starting a new year in a new place <BR> Being single and moving is no fun but once it's over the new area is so cool for singles <BR> There is the second part of my goals for the year to socialze more <BR> WOOHOO Sun, 23 Oct 2011 19:42:39 EST Single again Hi to all, <BR> <BR> I'm divorced, never had kids. I joined SparkPeople in Feburary 2010 and wanted to join this group then, but was in a relationship. The relationship ended in July and my significant other is my dog, so I can still qualify with this team. <BR> <BR> Caroline Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:10:54 EST Hi Everyone! I was super happy to discover 2 spark pages that are dedicated to people without children. I read these stories about "losing the baby weight" but it's rare to read a story about someone who was just overweight for whatever reason and got healthy for themselves. <BR> Love it! <BR> I am currently largely overweight.. and i have at least 130 lbs until i'm where i'd like to be! <BR> But i'm here to shake it off with healthy eating habits, Zumba and Turbo Jam! <BR> Check out my page and my blog!... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:36:04 EST KITTY WANTS TO RUN OUT ALL OF A SUDDEN This is a cat I adopted and is 6 yo neutered and STRICTLY indoor only. <BR> All of a sudden he wants to run out and actually made it outside ONCE! <BR> But I nip things in the bud. I have googled this and they spray shoot water at him if he tries again. I guess that is diversion therapy uh? <BR> This makes me nervous because the area has some nasty street cats and he has seen these in the window so I think that has attracted him lately. <BR> Any more ideas? Sun, 9 Oct 2011 21:25:21 EST Advertising and Chatelaine Article <link><BR>onships/do-we-discriminate-against-sin<BR>gle-people </link> <BR> <BR> This is an article that mirrors many others we've shared in SNK. For me what stood out in this article was the bylines. This article talks about how singles overall are being discriminated against in our western society and how singles contribute greatly to their communities. Good stuff except the headers, bylines, whatever one wants to call them inserted throughout the ... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 16:42:01 EST Hi all :o) Hi Everyone. <BR> <BR> I just joined this team because it sounds like a good fit for me. <BR> <BR> My name is MJ I'm 34 and 100 % single with no kids (well other then my goddaughter) <BR> <BR> I've struggled with my weight for some time, but have recently made some lifestyle changes and I'm starting to see results not just in lbs lost, but in my attitude. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know everyone and making some new friends on here. <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:11:12 EST Are you making enough time for love? Are you making enough time for love? Advice for singles on why you should make dating a priority and how to do it <BR> By Andrea Syrtash, Fri Sep 16 2011 <BR> Never the right time <BR> I don't know about you, but I rarely meet mono-taskers. We're all over-scheduled, hyper-connected and busy. Some of us are so busy, that we have (correction: make) no time for our love lives. For years, I've worked with singles who say that finding love and being in committed relationship is a top p... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 11:01:52 EST i just find this offensive When I logged in to I see a link to "10 car tips for singles" when I click on it I get to a site called Ten ways to get your ride first-date ready or Why cleaning your car can help you score. <BR> <link><BR>ry.aspx?cp-documentid=30222985 </link> <BR> <BR> Is it just me or are you sick of being stereotyped as on the make, only interested in hooking up. <BR> Can't they talk about other things that are important to singles. <BR> <BR> Like why w... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:48:53 EST Men vs. Women ~ Who Should Make The First Move? Hey Sexy Spark Singles, <BR> <BR> Riddle Me This: In your mid-thirties <BR> <BR> 1. Who should make the first move when trying to initiate first contact out in public? <BR> 2. Who should make the first move when trying to initiate first contact online? <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:42:36 EST Hello Single Peeps!! Hello All!! It;s great to be in a place were I am not the only Single. Everyone around me is married or Single parents. They are all wonderful people but it can be very different when you are a SNK person. I have been single for a while and have always been in family focused environments. So I have wanted to me a wife and a mom as long as I can remember. I am now just focused on enjoying my life right were I am. When or if marriage happens great but I am no longer waiting around for it.In my ... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 23:44:47 EST When your sick, do you want people around? This has come up in response to my blog about being off with an infected leg. <BR> <BR> I am someone that when I am sick I really do not want people around me. A number of fellow singles have responded that they like me don't want people around when they are feeling under the weather. That having to have a medical procedure which requires them to have people with them can stress them out (having to have people around, not the actual procedure) <BR> <BR> So I wonder if that was the case. f... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 10:37:54 EST Interesting article on "solo" living Read this article this morning that says solo living is down in Manhattan but on the rise elsewhere and that is one of the last major social changes we have to experience. <BR> <BR> It's really implying it's for reasons other than just plain being single, i.e. widows who continue to live alone after the spouse's death. Couldn't tell if they thought living single was good or bad but maybe that's good as it's just reporting that it's going up. <BR> <BR> Here's the article: http://news.yaho... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 08:12:22 EST Losing friends to marriage Hi SNK-ers, <BR> <BR> I'm sure we've all had friendships that have faded away when the friend got married. I'm seeing it happen right now with the girl I consider my best friend here in LA, and I've certainly seen other relationships with my girlfriends suffer because of marriage and kids. <BR> <BR> Do you think it's inevitable, or is it something that a person can counteract somehow? <BR> <BR> And who do you think is to "blame"? Sometimes I think it's me, because I don't call as often - m... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 02:00:39 EST Hi, I'm Courtney Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople a week ago and it has me so revved up and feeling super committed. I know it's still the honeymoon period and it won't always feel like this, but just having a site that encourages (practically requires) me to check in daily is going to be a huge help, I know it. And I'm so glad to have found this group, because honestly, it can be hard to read about mom-this and mom-that all the time. Sometimes the kids need to take a backseat, right? <BR> <BR> A... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 21:52:59 EST Should weight loss be a goal? Or is healthy living Should weight loss be a goal? Or is healthy living where it's at? <BR> • James Fell Mon Sep 05 2011 <BR> Internationally-renowned obesity researcher Dr. Arya Sharma – a man I admire – thinks that weight loss should NOT be a goal. I’m inclined to agree with him. <BR> <BR> Dr. Sharma explains how behaviour change is focused around goal setting, and that weight loss is not a behaviour. I’ve written before about the need to focus on process goals (behaviours) to achieve outcome goals (weight lo... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:18:45 EST Hello fellow singles!!! It is so refreshing finding this group.....I was starting to think Spark was only filled with stay at home moms who were counting down the hours to their next church group. <BR> I'm recently single (10 year relationship but really we were acting single for the last 5) and have absolutely no desire to be involved in another serious relationship. Can't wait to get to know all of you. Sun, 4 Sep 2011 21:07:55 EST Getting Called “Mrs.” How Do You Feel and How Shou Sent my story to Bella and she made a blog out of it. Check it out as well as some of the reactions from her readers. <BR> <BR> What do you guys think? <link><BR>single/201108/getting-called-mrs-how-d<BR>o-you-feel-and-how-should-you-respond?<BR>utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email<BR>&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LivingSingleDB+%<BR>28Living+Single%29 </link> <BR> <BR> Getting Called “Mrs.” How Do You Feel and How Should You Respond? <BR> What is your pre... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 15:36:54 EST Activities you do alone So I took myself to a movie today, just me, and enjoyed the time alone. It's a movie I had been wanting to see but couldn't coordinate my friends to get together, so I went alone. As I sat there watching the groups of people come in together I started thinking about the things we singletons do on our own that are generally group activities. So I'd lo hear about the things you do alone. Sat, 27 Aug 2011 21:20:55 EST Single Life is distracting! So does anyone else have this problem?? Being a single women with no kids, I have a busier social life than most. My friends are always asking me to go out...concerts, bands, new restraunts, parties, movies...anything! I don't want to be at home just being depressed about being soo over weight. But when I'm spending the majority of my free time out, eating out, having drinks.....makes it hard to stay on my diet plus I have even LESS time to workout! How do you balance having a life and trying... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:10:00 EST Hi I'm new here Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Mike. I'm 25 years old and from New Hampshire. I am single and have never had a girlfriend but hopefully someday soon I'll find someone. Good luck to everyone on here! Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:46:07 EST A little Nurse humor...Enjoy! :o) A motorcycle patrolman was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix. The doctors operated and advised him that all was well; however, the patrolman kept feeling something pulling in his crotch. Worried that it might be a second surgery and the doctors hadn't told him about it, he finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown up enough so he could look at what was making him so uncomfortable. <BR> <BR> Taped firmly across his private parts and hair were three wide strips of adhe... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:36:51 EST New Team Member Checkin In! Hi Everyone!!! <BR> <BR> I'm 33 .. <BR> No Kids .. <BR> Never Been Married <BR> Recently Single!!! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hi & say goooooooood luck on your weight loss journey!! <em>253</em> Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:33:57 EST The no-kids movement is spreading A while back I read an article about a restaurant in Pittsburg that had banned children. It appears an airline has now banned them from first class and more businesses are taking note of the postives (for want of a better word) of offering child-free options for adults. <BR> <BR> Now, I think offering child free hours in a supermarket might be a bit extreme, but I could certainly go with a child free vacation and know of many people who would love child-free movies. <BR> <BR> I have long ... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:04:33 EST Hello from Raleigh! Hello, <BR> I am a 32 year old single woman from Raleigh, NC. I have no kids but I do feel maternal towards my pugs. <BR> <BR> I don't believe that every pot has a lid or that every person has one soul mate. I don't wait around to have someone to go to dinner with or to events. I go where I want by myself or if schedules can align, with a friend. <BR> <BR> I am not actively looking to meet anyone and grow weary of having to explain that to people who just don't understand. I tell people... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 20:37:44 EST That's how the fight started... Had to share these...enjoy! <BR> <BR> One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift... <BR> The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, <BR> "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!" <BR> And that's how the fight started..... <BR> _______________________________ <BR> <BR> My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have Sex?' ... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 07:32:17 EST Hi, just joined the group Hello all, <BR> <BR> I've been a SP member for several years and am just now returning to actively track my food and exercise. It worked well for me before and I know it will again! I don't have any idea why I quit in the first place but will do my best to maintain my sanity this time around! I don't like cooking for one but for some reason have no trouble eating for two! <BR> <BR> Oh, and I am definitely single with NO (human) kids! <BR> <BR> Karen Sun, 10 Jul 2011 20:55:16 EST Positive Article on eating alone I came across this article today on eating alone and it's actually positive on several fronts, so I thought I'd share. Enjoy. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 10 Jul 2011 19:12:47 EST Hi I am new to the team Hi, I'm Mike from Las Vegas, NV. I have been on for about 2 months. I am really enjoying it. This site has a lot of great information. I want to eat healthier,exercise regularly, and to lose about 25 pounds. <BR> <BR> Best wishes, <BR> <BR> Mike Mon, 4 Jul 2011 12:17:07 EST Hi! I am new to the team. Hi! My name is Chandra, and I am definitely single with no kids. I made a choice 15 years ago that I was not going to have children. As a teenager, at that time, I was very aware of the growing population explosion on our Earth, and also of the emotional/time/money commitment that raising a child requires. I have also decided to remain single, though I am thinking of adopting a dog. I have nieces (ages 6,10,18) to provide me with a youthful view point if I get too set in my ways, but ha... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 18:29:22 EST Newbie Hi, I'm relatively new to Spark People & have just ventured in the forums here recently. I'm in central VA. 40, single, and getting healthy! <BR> <BR> I'm down 23 lbs so far, but I have many more to lose. <BR> <BR> Question--how do you get the little signature displays that say how much you've lost/your goals? <BR> <BR> Crystal Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:01:21 EST Hi Everyone. I think this might just be the group for me. I'm 49 and never married... hey no gasps or odd looks of "I wonder what's wrong with her." Yep, I think this may be a great place for me to hang. I'm very glad to meet you all. <BR> <BR> Slim J <BR> <BR> PS, Oh there's plenty wrong with me but completely irrelevent to my marital status. Sat, 25 Jun 2011 21:31:05 EST Go Big or go the bad way!! So I've noticed this trend with myself. If I mess up on my diet or slack off in my exercise plan at any point of the day....I immediately fly into the mode of "oh well, i've already ruined today...might as well make it worth it". I find that I eat bad the rest of the day. Instead of just that one time and then doing good for say dinner....I just figure, hey....i'm already off my diet with (insert whatever here) might as well have something really bad for dinner. What in the world is wrong wit... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:20:44 EST Happy to find you guys!! Hello! <BR> I am so happy to have come across this group, I was worried it would be more of a dating group but I'm so happy to see its people who really enjoy the single life style. <BR> I have struggled with finding acceptance from my friends, coworkers and sometimes family for being single. Though I really don't understand why people can't understand that i LIKE being single and that I really don't want a man in my life complicating things and lets face it distracting me from finishing my t... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 06:26:10 EST Hello from Indiana Hey I am new and just trying to meet new people that can help motivate and hopefully make a new friend. Nice to meet everyone. <BR> <BR> -Adam- Mon, 20 Jun 2011 03:13:48 EST Single gal in Minneapolis Hi team! I'm Erin and I live in Minneapolis. I'm happy to find a team like this on SP. <BR> <BR> I own my own house and love living alone. I have 2 dogs, one who is mine and the other a foster, and I have 4 cats. I am a veterinary technician and I lead a busy and active lifestyle. While I adore spending time with friends and family, I like coming home to peace and quiet at the end of the day. <BR> <BR> Just yesterday at work, one of my co-workers gave me the, "You never know, you might ch... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 12:50:12 EST New girl just saying hi! Hi team, my name is Amanda and I hope everyone had a great weekend! I have about 40 more pounds to lose and I want to live the best life possible for myself, no one else! I'm glad there is a support system with other like minded people! <em>247</em> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 22:05:31 EST circle of single friends? Is anyone finding their circle of Single friends is dwindling or don't really connect like you used to? Wed, 8 Jun 2011 20:31:26 EST To all the sexy singles! Which I know is everyone in this group!! I just want to say Hello! I have been on Sparkpeople since February and have lost 20 pounds (as of Monday)!! I feel much better and well not to be scandalous, but I just feel sexier! Hope you do as well! We all deserve to feel the best in our own skin! Anyways my name is Nikki and it is nice to meet you guys! Keep up the awesome work <em>334</em> Fri, 3 Jun 2011 13:37:33 EST Rant of the Day Okay, normally I'm a very even keel person although I'm prone to the dramatic within the confines of my own head. <BR> <BR> But a friend today really pissed me off so I'm here to rant (she's on facebook and another message board so this is the place to complain lol). <BR> <BR> a) she's marrying her second cousin. ew. that in itself is just creepy to me but she's one of those gals who is constantly engaged no matter how serious the relationship is. not healthy but whatever, now she's engaged... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 00:25:35 EST SNK&S (single no kids and satisfied) I'm Kelly, 26 and extremely happy with the way life is going thus far. Aside from the occasional moment when I have an itch in the EXACT middle of my back, I really am satisfied with my life. <BR> <BR> I live alone in my duplex in CA, in a relatively high cost of living area. I do share with 2 dogs who do not contribute to rent but massively improve my mood :) <BR> <BR> I own my own business working with online entrepreneurs. LOVE that I don't have a desk job or report to an office. Plus my... Tue, 31 May 2011 18:38:42 EST Single, Smart & Sassy! Hey everyone! I'm Ashley. I'm 28 years old and from Michigan. I joined SP to get new motivation to keep losing weight. I've already lost 62 lbs and I'd like to lose another 50. I just need to keep going. I'm hoping to meet new people on here and I'm looking for a Sparkbuddy. <BR> Wed, 25 May 2011 21:05:03 EST Can you be happy and single — forever? Can you be happy and single — forever? <BR> Sarah Treleaven Tue May 24 2011 <BR><BR>7937--can-you-be-happy-and-single-forever <BR> Over at, Alexandra Gelfenbein has written — "But Mom, what if I don't want to get married?" — about how one learns to be single in a sea of advice about how to get and keep a man. At 27, she's tempted to keep her Russian Jewish mother happy by continuing to date a nice Jewish lawyer who looks good on paper ... Tue, 24 May 2011 10:35:24 EST Sign-In Challenge Single With No Kids (SWNK) has 1,027 members (as of 22 May 2011)...I was thinking how neat it would be if everyone could just log in once on this topic. <BR> Just say Hi, Share a Quote or an SP helpful hint. <BR> <BR> Cant' take credit for finding the following quote, I got it from the MOD of the day CHAS1949, but thought it very appropriate for SP as we all help one another in 're-lighting our Spark'. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> "At times our own light goes out and is rekin... Sun, 22 May 2011 13:54:38 EST Are you a fan of 'Maxine' ? Maxine's One Day Employment <BR> <BR> I landed a new job as a Wal-Mart greeter, which is a good find for many retirees. <BR> <BR> About two hours into my first day on the job a very loud, unattractive, mean-acting woman walked into the store with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance. <BR> <BR> I said pleasantly, ‘Good morning and welcome to Wal-Mart. Nice children you have there. Are they twins?' <BR> <BR> The ugly woman stopped yelling long enough... Wed, 18 May 2011 07:40:31 EST Howdy Hi there..thought I'd introduce myself and say a quick Hi! I'm a 30 yr.old single gal trying to lose some weight and live life to the fullest. I have been overweight since about 11 years old and don't remember a time when I didn't feel uncomfortable in my own skin. <BR> Last year I did manage to lose 65 pounds and felt strong and accomplished. I had a few bad months and gained back about 20. Now I am having a hard time motivating myself to start over and begin anew...I now have to 20 plus ano... Fri, 13 May 2011 09:55:59 EST Working in a Family Orientated Environment <link><BR>klash-single-workers.htm </link> <BR> <BR> This is an older article but the issues raised are still true today. There still tends to be focus on family and benefits for those with families, while those of us living single without children are seen as "always avaiable and needing less from a workplace." <BR> <BR> I thought this paragraph really hit the nail on the head. <BR> <BR> " Martin Johnson, a professional in the insurance industry (... Thu, 12 May 2011 14:25:33 EST Curious - Mother's Day question So, Mother's Day has come and gone. I was wished Happy Mother's day at the grocery store and one other place randomly. Even though I think blanket wishes are not the best, I take no offense at this. <BR> <BR> However, I know someone who purposely wished someone who had no children (was married, now widowed and apparently wanted children) a Happy Mother's Day. I thought it was in poor taste and kind of mean. If someone I know well wished me a Happy Mother's Day (knowing I have no childr... Tue, 10 May 2011 22:01:21 EST im not a quitter I am trying so hard not to completely get mad at myself becuase my weight isnt going anywhere. I getting really frusterated with myself and am being to think whats the point of trying to do this when i cant even get over the first 10lbs hump. I expect myself to succceed and when i dont i get fruserated. Any advice??? Im not a quitter! i just dont know what i can start doing differently to start seeing results again Sat, 23 Apr 2011 12:52:57 EST NEW GIRL!! :) hey everyone i just joined this team today, it looks like a good fit for me. My name is Emily Im 21 and i live in Oregon :) so far i have lost 8lbs and im super excited about it. Thanks for making me feel welcome here :) Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:52:37 EST Hello all! Hi, my name is Matthew. I have a renewed interest in spark people after a 50 lb. weight loss (since Jan. 8, 2011). <BR> <BR> I am actively working out at my gym 2 hours a day, 6 days a week as a "walker." <BR> <BR> I am visiting with my personal trainer this week, to incorporate strength training exercises into my routine. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know each of you as we live this "adventure" as a group! :) <BR> <BR> Matthew <BR> <BR> --- <BR> <BR> Random quote: <BR> “Live ... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 01:56:35 EST New to you I am just returning to SP after about a year away from the site. I was looking for some new groups as I don't fit in with some of the other groups, from the past, as my life has changed quite a bit over the last couple of years. <BR> <BR> I am a single registered nurse in the Nashville, TN area. I have never dated out of fear of getting involved in an abusive relationship or one where I play care taker the whole time. Yet, there is always that part of me that wonders what it would be like t... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 23:08:43 EST SNK.. that's me! I'm glad I found this team! <BR> I was kind of bumming out cos I was going through blogs and most were married with kids. <BR> I hope I'll find people to relate to here! <BR> <em>224</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 22:48:09 EST New and happy? Hi, I'm 23 and single... and for the first time in my life I dont WANT to be in a realationship. I am feeling good about myself, working hard (i'm in school and going to china in the fall). I do feel a little lonely and a tad odd. It is so new to me to be happy being single! Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:00:31 EST new guy on the team Hey folks! Just joined the team and wanted to introduce myself. I'm not new to spark, or to being single for that matter. <BR> <BR> Little about me? I'm 28, living in Massachusetts, working as a Program Manager. My normal routine consists of sleep, work, video game, tennis, sleep, and repeat daily haha. Been single for the last 5 or 6 years. No kids, no prior engagements, none of that baggage. <BR> <BR> Anyways, looking forward to interacting with the team and giving you all another guys... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 13:05:45 EST Las Vegas Churches accept gambling chips I TRULY DID NOT KNOW THIS! <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Las Vegas Churches accept gambling chips <BR> <BR> This may come as a surprise to those of you not living in Las Vegas, but there are more Catholic Churches than Casinos. <BR> <BR> Not surprisingly, some worshipers at Sunday Services will give casino chips rather than cash when the basket is passed. <BR> <BR> Since they get chips from many different casinos, the Churches have devised a method to collect the offerings. The chur... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:51:10 EST Life gets better as we age especially for us SNKs. I'm a happy 45 year old SNK woman. I work with a lot of young adults in their 20s and I have friends my age who have kids age 3 to 16. To be very honest, I think I'm the happiest person of the bunch. Most of my friends with kids have told me that while they love the sprogs, if they had it to do over they wouldn't have them because they envy my freedom. I wouldn't want to relive my 20's for any amount of money in the world. My 30's were OK but so far my 40's have rocked. I've had a few s... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 20:08:00 EST New to group and excited Hello everyone. My name is Carlene, I am 28 years old and single with no kids. I found this group by accident, but I am so excited to have found a group of people who are losing weight and learning to be healthy just for themselves! Sun, 13 Feb 2011 21:46:40 EST Valentine's Day whatcha doin? My only downtime with my new job is I was happy to stay home with a dvd Sat, 12 Feb 2011 21:14:27 EST Great things about being SWNK on the weekend! I woke up late, stayed in my PJ's until the afternoon today. <BR> Watched some telly and planned my day, what I want to eat and how I am relaxing and taking care of me this weekend! I am on my own schedule and can do what I want to do.Go to library get a good book, watch the DVD I want to etc. <BR> What's everyone's single plans? Sat, 5 Feb 2011 11:49:24 EST Hi everyone!!! I'm not exactly new My laptop died a few days after I created my account so I really haven't gotten to know my fellow team mates yet. I am 100% kid free. I'm forty, single, never been married, no kids. lol <BR> I'm here on this sight so I can lose weight and find a way to love myself like I've never been able to. Any support would be apprecitated. :D Fri, 4 Feb 2011 09:43:48 EST FORREST GUMP GOES TO HEAVEN Hope you enjoy...I thought this was cute and had to share. <BR> <BR> The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. <BR> He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed, and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper, St. Peter said, 'Well, Forrest, It is certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must Tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering An entrance examination for everyone. ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:40:34 EST New to Team! Hi everyone! My name is Judy. I'm 58 years young and single with NO KIDS! Thrilled to have found this team and I look forward to getting to know you! Sat, 29 Jan 2011 22:56:40 EST SNK is me...and new to this team. :o) Just for a fun, I thought I would type in SINGLES in SP and see what it would bring and I was nicely surprised to find that there were a few groups out there related to SINGLES. <BR> This team fits me to a 'T' I thought I would join the populace and see if I could get motivated or motivate someone with the same criteria. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 14:58:06 EST Why Condi Rice Isn’t Married Living Single <BR> The truth about singles in our society. <BR> by Bella DePaulo <BR> Piers Morgan Really Wants to Know Why Condi Rice Isn’t Married <BR> Condoleezza Rice knows what love means <BR> Published on January 20, 2011 <BR> Larry King was absolutely obsessed with marriage. Not only did he marry time and time again, but he peppered just about all of his guests with a barrage of questions about their marital status and aspirations - especially if they were single. <BR> Now Piers M... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:51:35 EST Newbie here Hey guys! I'm new to this group. I'm Sammy, i'm a 23 year old preschool teacher studying to be an elementary teacher. ALL of my friends are in a relationship, married, or have kids, or both, so the whole single thing gets a little frustrating for me at times.. looking for as much support as i can get. Good Luck to all of you along your journeys here with spark! Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:16:27 EST Hello from another newbie I am completely ecstatic to have come across this team! <BR> <BR> I was going to a support group of sorts for awhile and although we were all on a weight loss/health journey I found myself not quite connecting with the majority of the group as I was single and without kids; enter Spark People and and SNK, right when I needed it most. <BR> <BR> I look forwarded to sharing with all of you Fri, 21 Jan 2011 17:55:13 EST Men, Women, Single, Married: Who Exercises More? Living Single <BR> The truth about singles in our society. <BR> by Bella DePaulo <BR> Men, Women, Single, Married: Who Really Exercises More? <BR> 13,000 Americans report their time spent exercising <BR> Published on January 14, 2011 <BR> It is at the top of many people's New Year's resolutions. It is what people vow to do even when the New Year's celebration is a foggy memory. Get more exercise! So who really does get more exercise? <BR> I was especially happy to find the study I'm goin... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 16:14:03 EST If You Are Single, Will You Grow Old Alone? If You Are Single, Will You Grow Old Alone? Results from 6 Nations <BR> Are singles with no kids isolated and vulnerable in later life? <BR> Published on January 19, 2011 <BR> You know the scare story - if you are single, you will grow old alone. I'll take that scare story and raise it - if you are single and have no children, you will surely grow old alone. Not! <BR> Scholars have been remiss in mostly neglecting the study of adults who have no children, and especially, within that categor... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 16:07:27 EST Hi Everyone - I'm new love the name of this team! Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Lisa and in my mid 40s. I am happily single but want to start dating again maybe this summer. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 09:49:07 EST Happily SNK This year is my year. I'm Allison. I'm about to turn 21 and am at a crossroads. I can't afford college anymore and don't have the grades to get scholarships or financial aid. I can blame myself for playing too hard and barely working. I can blame my ex's for stressing me out and holding me back. I can blame the school system for not teaching me discipline, but when it comes down to it, it doesn't matter. What matters is where I go from here. <BR> <BR> I need to get a job if I'm going to cont... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:38:28 EST How to change your life in 30 days Make this month count with our no-fail wellness plan <BR> Victoria Joanna Bailey Tue Dec 07 2010 <BR> <BR> Day 1: 80% <BR> Aim for that much of today’s food intake to be fresh, real and unprocessed. Avoid any canned, frozen, precooked, packaged or prepared fare. Instead try eggs for breakfast, a grilled-chicken salad for lunch and brown rice, fish and veggies for dinner. <BR> <BR> Day 2: Schedule fun <BR> Make a list for the upcoming weekend. Create two columns — one with “have to dos... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:15:24 EST Hello Hi, I am new. Single, live with my cats :) Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:24:25 EST Don’t Ask Her If She Is Dating Don’t Ask Her If She Is Dating <BR> By Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. <BR> Created Dec 28 2010 - 2:56am <BR> This winter, the Huffington Post added a new section on divorce. A post titled "Are you dating yet?" became immediately popular, and now has been tweeted more than 1,700 times and "Liked" even more times. I don't know the author, Wendy Dennis, but I greatly appreciated this introduction to her point of view. (Thanks, Laurie, for the heads-up!) <BR> <BR> Dennis was reflecting on the question ("A... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 18:25:43 EST How to Be Single and Sublimely Satisfied! How to Be Single and Sublimely Satisfied! <BR> By Rinatta Paries <BR> <BR> Whether you've chosen the single life or are between relationships, you can build a terrific solo life. And, if you're looking to attract true love, turns out that having a terrific single life is just the thing to do. <BR> Below are six major components for being single and happy, as well as suggestions on how to add each one to your current life. <BR> <BR> 1. Community <BR> What it means: Building a community means... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 18:20:01 EST Who Are the Adults without Children Who Are the Adults without Children and What’s the Right Word for Them? <BR> By Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. <BR> Created Sep 11 2010 - 3:00am <BR> Even though I have never had children, I've never thought through the relevant issues the way I have for the matter of living single. As I described in a personal post over at my All Things Single (and More) blog, I never wanted kids, and have never regretted not having kids, and that's not because I'm a child hater. (That post really is personal, so don'... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 18:16:56 EST Hi - I fit that SNK description I figured there had to be a single, no kids team here! Around the holidays it is obvious I am different from my other Spark friends, with no kids or grandkids gathered around, no DH. I am 62, and while I have a brother, SIL and grown niece and a number of good friends around, am on my own in my little condo in downtown Toronto, with 2 cats for that unconditional love we all need at times. I retired in May 09, have been on Sparks for a year, am a very slow loser. I am finding my way in my st... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:54:38 EST How to achieve your New Year's resolutions <em>408</em> How to achieve your New Year's resolutions <em>107</em> <BR> Do you find it difficult to commit to your goals? Our expert advice shows you how to make this year, your year <BR> <BR> By Kira Vermond Wed Dec 01 2010 <BR> Want to make those goals stick this year? Here's six no-fail tips to getting results: <BR> <BR> <BR> Think ahead <BR> <BR> According to Richard Koestner, a professor at McGill University in Montreal who specializes in motivation and goal-setting, peopl... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 10:40:51 EST Online Dating? Has anyone tried it? What do you think? I have been on it a few times and met a couple guys off of there. For some reason I get creeped out meeting someone off a dating site. idk. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 20:43:20 EST hi there I am happy there is a group like this. I so often have nothing to contribute as I can't use the baby weight excuse or saying It is hard to diet as I can't eat what my kids eat. <BR> Sorry but I'm single and I love it. I'm a busy NYC gal and I'm doin it for myself ! <BR> I am really involved with my family and their kids and that's enough for me. I'm like their second mom anyway <BR> Fri, 24 Dec 2010 15:22:27 EST Health Benefits of Living Single Since SP seems to drag it's feet with focusing on the health and emotional benefits of living single AND I posted a board regarding health benefits of living married, I figured a balanced view is needed. <BR> <BR> Here are a few articles about living single - all the wonderful benefits and advantages to this lifestyle. Guess what, we single folks do live to ripe old ages, are healthy and have very active social lives. No surprise to us but hey, it's cool when articles validate what we alr... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 18:09:17 EST Health Benefits of Marriage <link><BR>roven_health_benefits_of_marriage </link> <BR> <BR> LOL! Okay okay, no rotten tomatoes, hear me out. *grin* I ran across this article and was pleasantly surprised to read all the negative comments. Even married folks got on the bandwagon to say that it's not an appropriate article. Maybe with even the married folks jumping on to say these types of articles are garbage, SP will finally start rethinking what they put up as good reading. <B... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 14:13:11 EST Singles and the Holidays It's Christmas with New Years Eve coming up fast behind. Have you experienced the "who are you bringing to the party?" or the "what do you mean you don't go out on New Years Eve." <BR> <BR> Do you find someone to attend the parties with you? Do you avoid the parties? Do you go solo? Do you not care about this whole crazy season? <BR> <BR> Share here the trials, tribulations and fun of the holiday season from a single person's perspective. Fri, 17 Dec 2010 12:32:10 EST Chance to take part in a study on being single My name is Lisa Peterson. I am a doctoral student at the University of North Dakota completing my dissertation research, funded by the APAGS GLBT Dissertation award and approved by the University of North Dakota's Institutional Review Board. <BR> If you are single (not currently married or in a committed relationship) and age 21 or over, you are invited to participate in a study examining your attitudes toward a variety of social issues. The online questionnaire will take approximately 20 min... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 13:20:39 EST new to group great group idea!!! Sun, 12 Dec 2010 10:16:15 EST a new SNK here, hello Hello everyone, <BR> I'm Bernadette, and new to Spark. I'm 41 and recently moved to northern Idaho from California, where I grew up. I have one cat (we'll just call him my "tiny tyrant" for now) and two house plants. I've never been married, although hold the hope that I may still be so someday. And I've never had children, although I'd still like to. I finished graduate school several years ago, was in the process of starting a new career before I moved (need to get back on track for that li... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 23:26:05 EST Tempted to Point Out an Act of Prejudice Risks Published on Psychology Today ( <BR> <BR> ________________________________________ <BR> Tempted to Point Out an Act of Prejudice or Discrimination? Here Are Some Risks <BR> By Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. <BR> Created Nov 10 2010 - 2:44am <BR> It is risky to call attention to instances of bias, prejudice, discrimination, or wrongdoing. In my last post, I quoted at length from a blogger (Christina from Onely) who noticed an instance of singlism at Psychology Today. She ... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 16:21:35 EST Alone and lonely? Sounds like everyone on here is pretty happy by themselves, some days I like it but mostly not. <BR> <BR> My relatives and friends are few and far between, how do you cope with being alone? <BR> <BR> Do you ever just get lonely or just feel pretty empty? Sun, 7 Nov 2010 12:44:16 EST How your weight affects your paycheque The skinny on salary: How your weight affects your paycheque <BR> By Elizabeth Bromstein <BR> Think that skinny broad in the corner office is capitalizing on her neck cords and jutting collarbones? You might be right. <BR> This is according to a new study I found, via the Wall Street Journal, that shows skinny women make more money than women of average weight. BUT, thin men actually make less money than larger men, who “earn more as they pack on the pounds – all the way to the point wh... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 14:23:36 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 4 Nov 2010 10:54:46 EST Intro - Newbie alert! Hello everyone! I live with my 4 dogs in Spokane WA and have been a sparker for a couple of months now. I've always been single and always liked it! I'm hoping this site can help me along to be a healthier happier me and one that can do more fun activities with the pups. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:27:19 EST Still around! Hello gang! <BR> <BR> It's been a while since I have been active on the site. I moved from southern Utah to western Oregon in June. Getting settled and looking for work has been keeping me busy, but I think I've gotten settled enough to start working on my health again. Just wanted to say Hello to all, and look forward to being active on the team again! Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:46:24 EST New Girl..ok another one. Hi there all... <BR> I'm new to the group. My 2nd divorce was finalized just last month and I've decided that I need to focus on me for a while instead of caring about what others might think. <BR> I started working out at 24-hour fitness and it feels good so I'm going to keep doing that. If any of you are in the Salt Lake area...Well hi there and how ya doing. <BR> Anyway. Have a wonderful day! <em>213</em> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:28:28 EST Story for the team Hi, team. I thought you might be interested in this story: <link><BR>lthy_eating_tips_for_singles_5_ideas_t<BR>o_help_your_waistline_and_your_wallet </link> <BR> <BR> As always, if you have any additional ideas, please share them. <BR> Stepf Wed, 13 Oct 2010 08:38:55 EST Newbie Here From Florida Hey everyone just wanted to take a moment and say hello and introduce myself. I am 27 and a lil overweight and looking to shed the lbs. I am very open to hearing ideas and others journey's on how they lost the weight and kept it off. Hopes everyone has a great day. <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 07:17:20 EST Hi, I'm New Well I'm new to this group..which I think is a neat idea! And I do like the no kids chat rule, it's a break since everywhere else in my life there's always kid talk...Other couple talk etc. Nice to see there are others out here single like me trying to do the best they can to make positive lifestyle changes! <em>244</em> Fri, 8 Oct 2010 09:46:26 EST S NK! No K-I-D-S! (4-letter word) The NK did it for me! Get me anywhere near kids (where the parents haven't taught them 'children should be seen and not heard') and I'm ready to KILL! Tue, 5 Oct 2010 11:54:58 EST Portrait of Canadian Family Changing <link><BR>ational/cda_families_profile </link> <BR> <BR> TORONTO - A new report suggests the profile of the typical Canadian family is undergoing some surprising changes. <BR> <BR> The report by the Vanier Institute of the Family says the proportion of legally married Canadians has been falling over time, with about 48 per cent of adults married in 2006. <BR> <BR> In 2006, almost 42 per cent of Canadians 15 and older were single, although one-third of... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 14:46:59 EST New Girl! Hello everyone my name is Norrisa i have been here on Spark for 3 weeks now and i love it!!It's kind of cool to see that their is a team out there for being single with no kids!! LOL, i think this was the neatest idea! Any who hope to get to know you guys soon!! <em>213</em> Sat, 2 Oct 2010 14:20:28 EST Buddies Unite Hi, I'm not new to Sparkpeople by any means, but I keep floundering and never seem to get very far. I'm back to the gym and I always found having a buddy really helps. I don't have any "real" buddies to go with. Would anyone be willing to be a virtual buddy? Check in and report progress via email, sparkmail, or IM everyday. Just really quickly? Please post if you are willing to be a buddy or want to volunteer services as a buddy, so we can ban together and get the job done. ;D Mon, 27 Sep 2010 22:38:47 EST article - 8 myths about being single I actually picked this up via Yahoo this morning, but it comes and is from Bella DePaulo. <BR> <BR> The link is: <link><BR>leid=9850&TrackingID=526103&BannerID=6<BR>92726 </link> <BR> <BR> The article is: <BR> <BR> Have you heard that single people are miserable and lonely and die alone in their empty apartments where they are eaten by their cats? That’s what I heard, too. So I set out to discover the truth of these matters. Guess what? I... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:24:06 EST addicted to qt diet peach tea :) is that a problem so far so good on my diet. I have lost ten pounds in the last 9 days. Working out lifting and doing the cardio like 60 minutes a day. Is the nutrisweet in the tea i drink a potential problem. Its my one real treat a couple times a day and I see no side effects but wanted some opinions if i need to worry about it at all. Fri, 24 Sep 2010 03:19:19 EST New to the team...hi! I'm so excited to find this group! I'm on Stage/Week 2 of The Spark's 28 day program. At the end of week one (today) I'm 1.5# down! <BR> <BR> I hope to find some new Spark Friends in this group who are in a similar life situation (SNK). <BR> <BR> I can't wait to get involved with the team! Wed, 15 Sep 2010 00:22:19 EST Hi Everyone! Hi, I just restarted Spark People after about 3 years and just joined this group. I thought it was awesome to find this group, because sometimes it feels like I am the only one with no kids. Anyway,glad to be a part of it and can't wait to get going. Tue, 7 Sep 2010 18:23:02 EST Did Second-Wave Feminism Neglect the Single Woman? Published on Psychology Today ( <BR> <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>---------------------------------------- <BR> <BR> Did Second-Wave Feminism Neglect the Single Woman? <BR> By Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. <BR> Created Sep 5 2010 - 3:11am <BR> In 2004, a law review article by Rachel Moran was published under the title "How second-wave feminism forgot the single woman." It is a lengthy and important paper, well worth the time of anyone serious... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 15:29:10 EST Singles Week (September 19-25), Unmarried and Single Americans Week: Sept. 19 — 25, 2010 <BR> “National Singles Week” was started by the Buckeye Singles Council in Ohio in the 1980s to celebrate single life and recognize singles and their contributions to society. The week is now widely observed during the third full week of September (Sept. 19-25 in 2010) as “Unmarried and Single Americans Week,” an acknowledgment that many unmarried Americans do not identify with the word “single” because they are parents, have partners o... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 15:17:44 EST Get Married, Get Wealthy? Get Married, Get Wealthy? <BR> How singles subsidize married people <BR> <BR> <link><BR>single/201008/get-married-get-wealthy </link> <BR> <BR> Published on August 31, 2010 <BR> The article on had a simple title: Marriage pays. It was reprinted elsewhere under equally enticing headings (e.g., "Turns out, marriage really does pay off.") The first paragraph proclaimed: <BR> "A 15-year study of 9,000 people found that those who ma... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 15:03:44 EST Hello everyone Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Rachel...I'm 31yrs old, live in west Texas. I'm a pediatric nurse,and I love it most of the time:) I've been on Spark since last year, but just recently recommitted myself to getting healthy. Stop by my page and add me as a friend. Lets keep each other motivated <em>334</em> Mon, 6 Sep 2010 21:15:48 EST Hi. I'm new to the team. Hello all. I am not new to SP but I am new to this team. I just rejoined SP yesterday. I deleted my acocunt last year for personal reasons but I am back now and ready to do this! Plz feel free to stop by my page and add me as a friend, I will add you back, and introduce yourself, etc. Best wishes to everyone!! :) Tue, 31 Aug 2010 20:48:54 EST "How to Be Alone" Spoken verse <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=player_embedded </link> Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:08:21 EST Hello Singles! Need a buddy? I'm so happy to have found this group! I love all my teams and sparkbuddies but after spending all day reading about people's husbands and kids, it's nice to be around people know understand where I'm coming from from time to time LOL. I love Spark People thus far I've been here for two weeks and so far have lost 8 lbs! So I'm loving it! Hmmm what else...I'm 22 a student attending grad school to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. I've been "big" since puberty hit (a double whammy LOL). Anyways ... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 00:10:07 EST Cooking for One? Cooking for One? <BR> <BR> I live alone, and I find myself buying a lot of "convenience" foods or going out to eat quite often simply because I don't have the refrigerator space to save all of my leftovers if I cook for 4 (which is what most recipes feed) every night, and many recipes are difficult to quarter. Does anyone know of any good recipes that feed only one or two? <BR> Christy W. <BR> <BR> Half is Enough <BR> <BR> I completely understand your sutuation. I, too, live alone and co... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 12:46:44 EST Does Hooking Up Hurt You? Does Hooking Up Hurt You? <BR> Does hooking up hurt you? You bet ... says Laura Sessions Stepp, after spending a year entrenched in the sexually charged world of single 20-something women. <BR> By Colleen Oakley <BR> <BR> Kimberly, a 27-year-old nanny in Atlanta, has had sex with three men in the past month. "I have a job, hobbies, and friends I love. A monogamous relationship is the only component of my life that is lacking — but I love it!" she says. "I want Mr. Right eventually, but for ... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 11:40:17 EST 13 Things We've Learned from Living Alone 13 Things We've Learned from Living Alone <BR> By Eileen Conlan <BR> <BR> single girl alone in apartment <BR> <BR> Charlie Schuck <BR> 1. Blouses that button up the back are Satan's greatest triumph. <BR> <BR> 2. It's amazing how quickly one person can go through a roll of toilet paper. <BR> <BR> 3. OMG, the hair in the drain is all yours. <BR> <BR> 4. Dinner tastes better eaten pants-less, standing at the sink. <BR> <BR> 5. A Slim Jim and a Snack Pack pudding make for a really satis... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 11:31:19 EST Living Alone Is Hard Living Alone Is Hard <BR> (Kelly Kapoor on The Office) <BR> By Mindy Kaling <BR> <BR> Here’s a true story about me: I keep a plastic bottle of water near my bed at night so I can stay hydrated. Hydration is the key to great skin and being thin and lots of life's other happinesses, according to the many, many women's health magazines I subscribe to. <BR> <BR> So, one night, I drank a big gulp of water from my water bottle, turned off the light, and went to sleep, very pleased with myself. ... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 11:29:13 EST The Roommate Heave-Ho The Roommate Heave-Ho <BR> <BR> We were a threesome out of a sitcom, all inside jokes and good-natured snark. Two girls, a guy, an apartment. Friends lite. <BR> <BR> I had no idea how dependent I'd become on two acquaintances, their opinions and approval, or how quickly a financial arrangement would evolve into friendship. So it hurt worse than a botched love affair when I learned after two years that they were about to dump me. <BR> <BR> "It's a contingency plan in case you move in wit... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 11:25:12 EST Cooking for One Chic recipes for the single girl Cooking for One <BR> Chic recipes for the single girl <BR> By Katie Lee Joel <BR> You all know her ¡ª or maybe you are her: the woman at the grocery store pushing a cart filled with Lean Cuisine meals, Pria bars, kitty litter, and a box of Tampax. She might as well be wearing a neon sign that flashes, "Alone, alone, ALONE!" Sure, cooking for one doesn't sound like fun ¡ª have you ever tried making a single serving of coq au vin? But there's an easier way. Stockpile these basic ingredients and... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 11:18:46 EST Cooking for One: Simple, Healthy Meal Solutions Cooking for One: Simple, Healthy Meal Solutions <BR> <BR> If you are your own dinner partner, you’re not alone. In fact, with our aging population and changes in our eating patterns, cooking for one has become quite common. <BR> Solo dining can be tasty, healthy, convenient and enjoyable. This article tells you about: <BR> Planning ahead: shopping and storage advice <BR> Making your cooking count: making extra large batches and keeping meals interesting <BR> Making your meals an e... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 11:15:01 EST Who's from Chicago? No kids and were single we should meetup and enjoy our freedom. :) <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> <BR> Kya Fri, 6 Aug 2010 16:47:27 EST Greetings and Salutations! Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the website and just wanted to say hey! I'm working to drop weight and get healthy. I'm also looking for a buddy, or just friends in general, so please, feel free to add me. I want to make being healthy a habit, something that's never been there for me. So here goes! Hope to see you all around the forums! Thu, 5 Aug 2010 15:40:10 EST Kettle ball Ignorance Does anyone know anything about the new phenomenon with the kettle ball workouts? I haven't found a tape, but according to Essence there is a whole workout to go with it. I need direction. If I buy that ball and don't have a plan, it will just sit. Please share. Thu, 5 Aug 2010 13:05:26 EST The Added Price of Single Life? The Added Price of Single Life? <BR> <BR> A recent report suggests that the added cost of living solo, compared to living with a spouse or partner, is $388,059 over the course of a lifetime. The study was conducted in the UK. The economic disparity was calculated based on these considerations: <BR> <BR> • Mortgage or rent costs more per person when just one person pays the bill <BR> <BR> • The average annual food bill for any one person is greater for people living solo than for couples l... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 15:28:11 EST Dealing with the Put-Downs August 4, 2010, Self-Help <BR> Dealing with the Put-Downs <BR> Sometimes it really is about them, not you <BR> Published on August 4, 2010 by Bella DePaulo <BR> <BR> The comments section of this Living Single blog is such a great source of questions to ponder and issues to tackle. I've been thinking about the discussion of this post, especially these observations posted by Deb01 in response to Anonymous: <BR> <BR> "I think what you are saying is that you really enjoy the freedom and inc... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 15:10:21 EST Fit for you, fit for me! I finally figured out after many failed weight loss attempts that I was doing it for all the wrong reasons...whether it was my significant other, my doctor, "friends," I was always losing weight for them. Not anymore...this time I'm back with more attitude, and an eye that's set only on myself. I'm doing this for me, by me. Thank you for creating a group dedicated to that! Mon, 2 Aug 2010 23:14:50 EST Date Night I don't know if you guys do this, but do you ever take yourself out on a date? I know it sounds kind of silly, but I do enjoy taking myself out for a nice dinner and a movie by myself once in a while. I like to plan a little date night with myself. Of course I don't sit there and interview myself like you tend to do on a real date, lol. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:57:10 EST New health policy: encouraging friendships? New health policy: encouraging friendships? <BR> <BR> <BR> By Maggie Fox, Reuters July 28, 2010 12:02 PM <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> People with strong social relationships were 50 percent less likely to die early than people without such support, the team at Brigham Young University in Utah found. <BR> Photograph by:, <BR> Having good social relationships -- friends, marriage or children -- may be every bit as important to a healthy lifespan as quitting smoking, los... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:17:01 EST The do diet: Dining out <BR> This article is courtesy of <BR> <BR> The do diet: Dining out <BR> With supersized servings and bottomless bread baskets, restaurants can be a diet disaster. Or not. Here's how to avoid the excess and savour the fun of eating out <BR> By Erinn Steringa <BR> Ask how your food will be prepared <BR> If it’s going to be sautéed with oil or butter, or topped with cheese, request that a smaller amount be used. You can also scan the menu for clues as to how your dish will ... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:52:25 EST One bite, 90 calories Snacks that add up fast <BR> This article is courtesy of <BR> <BR> One bite, 90 calories <BR> Snacks that add up fast <BR> By Shandley McMurray <BR> If you’re wondering where those extra pounds are coming from it could be that treat you grabbed with this morning’s cup of java. Yes, they’re delicious, but many of the snacks you’ll find at coffee shops and other fast food restaurants have more calories than you think. We surveyed some common places to find a few of the biggest offenders. Don’t wor... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:51:25 EST The 10-minute shoulder and back workout <BR> This article is courtesy of <BR> <BR> The 10-minute shoulder and back workout <BR> Do these moves to look instantly taller - and pull off that strapless number in no time <BR> By Erinn Steringa <BR> You need: two sets of dumbbells, one heavy (five to 10 pounds) and one light (two to five pounds). <BR> THE PAYOFF: Look forward to better posture, strong shoulders and a toned back. This workout zeroes in on your deltoid, rhomboid and trapezius muscles. <BR> CALORIE-BU... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:50:51 EST Looking for friends and motivation in Philadelphia Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Victoria, 27 from Southern NJ- right outside of Philadelphia. I'm looking to make friends and find someone to motivate each other. I've lost 30 lbs so far, but have a little ways to go and am always looking for someone to work out with and/or help motivate each other to reach our goals! I'm also recently single and always looking to make new friends! <BR> <BR> Feel free to contact me and let's go from there! Good luck!! Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:31:55 EST Looking for friends and motivation in Philadelphia Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Victoria, 27 from Southern NJ- right outside of Philadelphia. I'm looking to make friends and find someone to motivate each other. I've lost 30 lbs so far, but have a little ways to go and am always looking for someone to work out with and/or help motivate each other to reach our goals! I'm also recently single and always looking to make new friends! <BR> <BR> Feel free to contact me and let's go from there! Good luck!! Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:31:53 EST Looking for friends and motivation in Philadelphia Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Victoria, 27 from Southern NJ- right outside of Philadelphia. I'm looking to make friends and find someone to motivate each other. I've lost 30 lbs so far, but have a little ways to go and am always looking for someone to work out with and/or help motivate each other to reach our goals! I'm also recently single and always looking to make new friends! <BR> <BR> Feel free to contact me and let's go from there! Good luck!! Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:31:51 EST Looking for friends and motivation in Philadelphia Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Victoria, 27 from Southern NJ- right outside of Philadelphia. I'm looking to make friends and find someone to motivate each other. I've lost 30 lbs so far, but have a little ways to go and am always looking for someone to work out with and/or help motivate each other to reach our goals! I'm also recently single and always looking to make new friends! <BR> <BR> Feel free to contact me and let's go from there! Good luck!! Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:31:48 EST Looking for friends and motivation in Philadelphia Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Victoria, 27 from Southern NJ- right outside of Philadelphia. I'm looking to make friends and find someone to motivate each other. I've lost 30 lbs so far, but have a little ways to go and am always looking for someone to work out with and/or help motivate each other to reach our goals! I'm also recently single and always looking to make new friends! <BR> <BR> Feel free to contact me and let's go from there! Good luck!! Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:31:44 EST Looking for friends and motivation in Philadelphia Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Victoria, 27 from Southern NJ- right outside of Philadelphia. I'm looking to make friends and find someone to motivate each other. I've lost 30 lbs so far, but have a little ways to go and am always looking for someone to work out with and/or help motivate each other to reach our goals! I'm also recently single and always looking to make new friends! <BR> <BR> Feel free to contact me and let's go from there! Good luck!! Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:31:40 EST New and looking for motivation I joined this site back in January but I haven't been an active member. I'd like to change that though! I'm going to be turning 30 in March and my goal is to lose about 70 pounds by so I enter my 30s at a healthy weight. I'm hoping to find motivation and inspiration on this site and would love to meet some buddies to help each other find success. <BR> <BR> I'm also so glad to find a message board with other singles who don't have kids! Sometimes I feel like I'm the only single female lef... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 21:39:27 EST Dating Tips Recently there was a complaint that there isn't balance on the team in regards to discussions and articles. As a result, I've pulled up different past boards such as TV Talk and will post a link to a site that focuses on dating. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> If you are wanting more information regarding tips on dating successfully it appears this is the site to use. There are tons of articles, discussions and links to more articles on this site. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:46:45 EST Aunts, Uncles and Role-models <link><BR>single/201007/are-aunts-and-uncles-the<BR>-forgotten-kin </link> <BR> <BR> This blog is focused on looking at society's view on the role of aunt and uncle in our society and specifically, the role of a single person without children of their own who are an active aunt and uncle. <BR> <BR> At the end of the article, the blogger asks: <BR> <BR> "Growing up, who were your role models?" I wonder if a disproportionate number of them would be peop... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:38:41 EST New in Minnesota Wow! I never knew there was a group out like this! I have been single for far too long! But I embrace it and make it work for me. I just wanted to let the world know that there are SNK's in MN! Whoo hoo! Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:36:43 EST Ideas for Cheap Vacations In Your Home Town Ideas for Cheap Vacations In Your Home Town <BR> How To Relax On A Budget? Try These Cheap 'Vacations' <BR> By Elizabeth Scott, M.S., Guide <BR> Updated July 22, 2010 <BR> <BR> Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board <BR> <BR> Vacations carry important benefits for stress management, productivity and health. Unfortunately, many people don’t take vacations -- even cheap vacations -- because of time or money constraints. Luckily, th... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 20:24:28 EST Perhaps I am more sensitive about being single ... Last night the local news ran a story about crime in our local parks. They started off saying that parents need to watch their children more closely because of predators lurking. They then went on to say if you see a single person with no children, keep an eye on them. This was repeated several times during the short report. Each time the "single" was stressed. <BR> <BR> I am sure that they were referring to single, as in, a person by them self but all I heard at the time was "single w... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:13:25 EST Hi - glad to find I'm not the only SNK!! Hi Everyone! <BR> I'm 31, single and living in a small northern community in British Columbia. I've been on sparkpeople for 2 months now and am really enjoying it. I never thought to search for a singles sparkteam so glad to find you all here. Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:44:42 EST Top 10 Tips for Dating After 40 Top 10 Tips for Dating After 40 You'll meet someone when you put yourself out there. <BR> Published on June 27, 2010 <BR> I have received a number of letters asking for advice on how to meet someone when you're a little older and less in touch with the dating scene. The following are tried and true tips that have worked for many who are now in healthy and happy relationships. <BR> <BR> 1. Finding a mate is like finding a job. It is something you have to work at everyday until you're succes... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 10:21:50 EST Where to Go When Solo July 13, 2010, Social Life <BR> Where to Go When Solo <BR> The joys of being among people but not with anyone <BR> Published on July 13, 2010 <BR> <BR> Where are some good places to go when you are solo and don't want to stay home? I'm not talking about vacationing on your own or dining solo - I've discussed those before. What about those ordinary times when you want to head off somewhere, maybe for a an hour or so, without making plans or meeting anyone? Maybe you are in the mood to be ... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 10:09:40 EST Are You Single at Heart? Are You Single at Heart? <BR> Regardless of how you are living, who are you really? <BR> Published on March 23, 2010 <BR> <BR> I was just asked a fascinating question: How do you know if you were meant to be single? Personally, I wouldn't use the phrase "meant to be," but I understand what the questioner is getting at, and I've been mulling it over ever since. I'll tell you first what I think, then I'd love to hear everyone else's ideas. <BR> To some, concluding that you were "meant to be... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 10:01:02 EST People Just Don’t Know How to Be Single? People Just Don’t Know How to Be Single? <BR> Educated for single life <BR> Published on July 7, 2010 <BR> <BR> Alan, a Living Single reader, left a great comment in response to my post, Couples just don't know how to be married? My piece was one of several on the Washington Post story suggesting that coupled people have trouble not so much because they picked the wrong partner but because they just don't know how to be married. Marriage education classes, the newspaper suggested, could b... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 09:54:40 EST NEW MEMBER..WOOT FOR FINDING THIS GROUP!! I think this group was a great idea! losing weight and getting healthy for noone but ourselves..I reckon thats what it essentially should be about!! <BR> Its great when you have children or a partner to be the reason behind your motivation to lose weight but probably better when your doing it for yourself, when youve looked deep down inside of yourself and said I LOVE ME, SO IM GOING TO DO THIS FOR ME! FOR MY SELF ESTEEM, FOR MY HEALTH, TO STICK AROUND HERE FOR ME! <BR> so YAY for this group!... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 22:26:33 EST New Magazine, for Singles <link><BR>gle-minded-approach-to-life </link> <BR> <BR> Short article with a link to the magazine that is focused on living single and isn't focused on how to find the right mate. It is written by a married woman, however, she comes with much life experience of living single. She also fell in the trap of "get married, you are getting older and there will be fewer opportunities" and married a man she wasn't totally in love with - it was passion. After... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 12:55:26 EST Hello from Arizona! :) Hi everyone! I just joined tonight and would love to meet some people to chat with on here from time to time! :) <BR> <BR> I'm definitely single, no kids yet and I just turned 30 this past December. <BR> <BR> Talk to you all soon hopefully! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Jul 2010 21:31:31 EST How can owning a pet improve my romantic relations How can owning a pet improve my romantic relationship? Dr. Michael Roizen <BR> Chief Wellness Officer, <BR> Cleveland Clinic <BR> POSTED BY Dr. Michael Roizen <BR> <BR> We all know all the good things that pets can bring to our homes (stained carpets aside). But they can also improve your health: Owning a dog, for example, lowers blood pressure of hypertensive people, and it does encourage walking (an hour of walking a dog in our patients gets the equivalent of 8 minutes of steps on the pe... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:52:28 EST Keeping Cool on Hot Days Tips for staying cool on hot days. <BR> <link><BR>/another+hot+one+today </link> <BR> <BR> Today will be another scorcher and Northern Health is reminding you to be careful. <BR> <BR> “The effects of heat and sun exposure result in a number of visits to local emergency rooms each year in Northern Health”, said Dr. Ronald Chapman, Chief medical health officer. “There may be the temptation to make the most of periods of hot weather because they don’t ... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 14:21:34 EST I am back! Hi all, <BR> <BR> After a prolonged period of absence I am back. And with fun news: I have adopted two kittens from the local animal shelter. After one of my cats died a year ago, I felt and immense loss. Being single meant that my house felt empty and I had no one to really talk to. Of course there are friends but they care only so much... Now, with my other elderly cat and two new bundles of energy I feel a lot better! And about being single: I don't like it but it has its advantages too, ... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 11:19:12 EST Sweat Equity Sweat Equity <BR> Good morning! <BR> After my post on inspiring workout tips on Saturday, many of you were asking me if I could elaborate on the workout piggy bank idea. I decided what better way to talk about it than to just start one up myself! <BR> A workout piggy bank can be used as a motivational tool. While it is a financial reward, I think the strongest motivational aspect of the bank is that it is a powerful visual tool. Every single day you get to see a reminder of your hard work as... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 11:33:14 EST Make up a story: add a sentence... This was an old camp game and in honour of summer lets make up are own story. Add a sentence with each post.... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 12:50:12 EST Fun stuff: If I was an animal I would be? Why? Let have some fun. <BR> <BR> If I was an animal I would be? Why? Thu, 1 Jul 2010 12:43:48 EST Summer foods: the good the bad the ugly So it is summer time. And there are all kinds of foods we encounter this time of year that are good for us (fresh fruits and veggies) <BR> bad for us (BBQ burgers etc) <BR> and just ugly ( All those wonderful treats at fairs and festivals,) <BR> <BR> So what foods do you love, hate and know their bad for you but just can stop them from calling your name. Thu, 1 Jul 2010 12:31:42 EST what topics, articles would yuo like on Spark Coach Jen has asked for ideas of articles for singles. <BR> <BR> Here are the one I sent her. What do you think. And other ideas. <BR> <BR> Cooking for one (articles and recipes) <BR> How to cook for one without using the oven to cook a couple of servings <BR> Healthy cooking using small applicance <BR> Healthy cooking when you just have the freezer on top of the fridge <BR> How to shop for one when everything is family sized <BR> When Batching cooking just isn't an option, other healthy... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 12:28:19 EST It Just Hasn’t Happened Yet? review June 24, 2010, Self-Help <BR> It Just Hasn’t Happened Yet? <BR> Would you give up control if you could avoid blame? <BR> Published on June 24, 2010 <BR> <BR> Newly published last month is the latest suggestion about how to respond when other people offer explanations as to why you are still single. Karin Anderson's book is called It just hasn't happened yet: bogus, ridiculous, absurd explanations as to why you're still single and how to deal with them plus a few silly things we do to our... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 12:20:56 EST 1,138 Federal Hat-Tips to Marriage? <link><BR>single/201006/married-in-the-military-<BR>you-get-more-your-service-guest-post-p<BR>art-2-onely </link> <BR> Can You Name the 1,138 Federal Hat-Tips to Marriage? Guest Post by Onely <BR> Stalking, gifts, land, and other ways marrieds are better protected <BR> Published on June 28, 2010 <BR> <BR> Bella's Introduction: <BR> It is a question I've been asked countless times: What are those 1,138 mentions of marriage in the federal laws? I've lo... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 12:17:28 EST What do you think of this Adami: Baby causes birthday brouhaha <BR> <BR> <BR> By Hugh Adami, The Ottawa Citizen June 30, 2010 Comments (100) <BR> <BR> <BR> Sisters Trieste, left, and Joey Rathwell and Ruth Gard, with three-month-old Jackson Gard, wanted to celebrate a birthday at Taylor’s Genuine Wine and Food Bar. Trieste has now filed a human rights complaint about Jackson being unwelcome. <BR> Photograph by: Jean Levac, The Ottawa Citizen <BR> Should little Jackson Gard be blamed for ruining his aunt’s birt... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:45:36 EST Lost One of my Furbabies :( This post is under general chatter, but I'm making a separate post here. I know this has nothing to do with being single, but I know that some of you have a feline friend or two. My other cat was looking for him this morning and was confused at why he wasn't at his food bowl. <BR> <BR> My roomie left her window open (due to lack of AC last night) and I think Xander, the male cat, got out. He has all his claws, but he's never escaped before. I'm worried about him and pray that he's okay. Ha... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:02:56 EST Gaining Confidence I figure that part of being single is being confident with who you are. Some have mastered that and others (like myself) are still working on it. I know I wish I had more confidence when it comes to talking to guys, but maybe there are people out there who needs a confidence boost for job interviews or trying new things. I've looked on the teams and didn't see anything, so I thought I'd post here. <BR> <BR> Does anyone out there have tips, suggestions, mental exercises that boosts confide... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 15:15:08 EST Hello All Hey I'm new to the team. My name is Angel, I'm 31 and live in Buffalo, NY. I'm a clinical supervisor in a mental health agency. Tue, 22 Jun 2010 11:59:34 EST IBS and/or lactose intolerance I had the flu two weeks ago, ever since then dairy sets my stomach off. Now, I’m a big cheese and yogurt person, so this if butting a cramp in my lifestyle. I was wondering if anyone has tried soy milk. Did you like it? <BR> <BR> Since, I don’t eat eggs (don’t like the taste) I’m having a hard time finding breakfast food that I can eat during the weekdays. Weekends aren’t a problem since I have more time to fit things. <BR> <BR> Jenny Tue, 22 Jun 2010 07:54:10 EST New Member!!! New member here on the boards. I'm excited to get to know everyone! I'm 25, never been married, and live in Missouri. I'm a 1st grade teacher who loves photography, reading, and music. Sat, 19 Jun 2010 21:54:39 EST Quotes about being single When you need a pick me up in terms of being single, oftentimes someone who has been there before and navigated the course can offer sage advice and wise counsel. These being single quotes come from a variety of sources, and are intended to be used as inspiration. Feel free to add some of your own. <BR> <BR> "I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude." - Henry David Thoreau <BR> <BR> "I'm single because I was born that way." - Mae West <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> "Some ... Sat, 19 Jun 2010 17:32:08 EST