SparkPeople 30s Single Club Team Messageboard Are you Single in your 30's. Then this group is for you! Support, motivation, challenges, friendship, fun and anything else we can think of. SparkPeople 30s Single Club Team Messageboard Hi New here and recently divorced. Just new to everything I supposed. I am 35 and a mom to an 11 yo daughter that tests me on a daily basis. I am currently juggling everyday life with the crazy schedule of an EMT. Looking to gain some friends and get healthy in the process. Sun, 22 Jul 2018 10:28:58 EST Hello All! Hope this message finds everyone healthy on this beautiful Sunday morning. <BR> <BR> My name is Janet, I am 37, and I am done feeling sorry for myself and eating my feelings. I recently went shopping and had to, yet again, buy a larger size of clothing. No way! <BR> <BR> I am doing my 15 minutes of daily yoga and refusing to eat garbage. I hope the morale, support, and activity level of this group are a good fit for me as I need any motivation I can muster. <BR> <BR> I look forward to gett... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:40:21 EST New here Hello everyone, my name is Aimee. I just turned 30 and i am very much single. Ready to lose the weight once and for all. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:16:37 EST Introduce yourself 2015 Hey Everyone, I am Jessica and I will be turning 30 in April =D. I"ve lost my motivation the last month or so but I am going to try and get back on the wagon. Anyone use the bike as there main exercise? Whats the best song or type of song that gets your moving? Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:46:07 EST hello from san diego Hi! I'm new to this SP team Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:17:04 EST Hello from Illinois! Hello everyone! My name is Teresa, I am 32 & from Illinois. I have been a part of the group for awhile, but basically just sat back & watched. I am looking to become active again in my life, so I am wanting to become active here as well. I do so much better on my weight loss when I am doing it with others & we support each other. <BR> <BR> I also became a distributor for AdvoCare! Love this company. I am starting my THIRD 24 day challenge tomorrow. I have lost 9 pounds & 12+" on each challe... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:11:36 EST Hi from the new girl! Hey! I'm Lizz, I'm 33, never been married, no kids and am the last of the single ladies in my circle of friends. I have about 70-80 pounds left to lose. I think losing weight while you're single has a lot of advantages but at the same time it has a lot of disadvantages. <BR> <BR> I'm here to find new partners in weight loss crime while we support each other through this journey. It's nice to find people who know what you're going through Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:59:02 EST Hi! Hi! I'm starting over again. I have to lose 150 pounds or so. I'm not married and I don't have kids and I feel like my struggles are different than people who have families. So I'm here hoping to share those struggles with other people like me. <BR> <BR> Also, I have no idea how to make that little tracker thing show up like everyone has so if someone could give me the heads up that would be nice :) <BR> <BR> ***UPDATE*** OK, I figured it out. :) Sat, 2 Aug 2014 17:21:03 EST Hello Hi, I'm Misty. I started my WL journey on June 13th, and just recently decided to come back to sparkpeople to help with the encouragement. I am very determined (much more than I have been in the past) to be successful. I decided to turn a new leaf- quit smoking, eat healthy, lose weight, and now I started the couch to 5K (I am on week 3). Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:47:38 EST Hello Hello everyone my name is Bobbi and Im 34 single and a full time student. Looking to get healthy and feel better about myself and make friends along the way. Happy to be here. Im fun out going and into country music Mon, 19 May 2014 00:52:24 EST newbie Hey ya'll. Im Angie. 38 year old single /divorced mom to two great kids. They are pretty much grown, though, and I also have a one year old grand daughter, who is the love of my life!!! She is the main reason I decided to start my lifestyle change. I hope to meet great friends here and get lots of motivation!!! Fri, 4 Apr 2014 14:23:34 EST A question for the men ... Ok guys, how do you know a lady is interested in you? Is her giving your her number (without you asking for it) enough or does she actually have to come out and say it? 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 16:47:18 EST Team Chat Starting Jan 2014 Hi, <BR> Hope that everyone has had success with their goals. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 23:57:54 EST Hello! Hi everyone! My name is Jessica andI am new to the group. Please feel free to check out my page and ask anything you like Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:00:53 EST Tough Mudder Just wondering if anyone has done a Tough Mudder, and if you have how did you train? I want to do one when I'm 35, gives me a little over a year to train. Any thoughts or suggestions? Sun, 12 Jan 2014 08:32:04 EST Body Pump?? Hey everyone - I have a question... I just joined the gym last week and really enjoy taking the classes. Have done Zumba and Aqua Zumba so far... This week I was thinking about taking a Body Pump class, but I'm not really sure what to expect. Do any of you have experience with this class? I don't know if I'm too overweight to try it or not. I'm already anxious about being in the gym in general so I don't want to make a fool of myself if I go in this class and can't handle it. <BR> Any words ... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:32:59 EST Hi :) I just signed up for SP and so far, I'm pretty excited. I'm still trying to figure everything out. It's a little overwhelming because I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm sure I'll figure it out. I look forward to getting to know you guys :) I'm gona go play around on here a bit more. Have a great night! Feel free to msg me, or add me, or whatever friendly thing we do on here lol. Or you can find me all over the internet with the name bestkimever. Cheers &#9829; Tue, 5 Nov 2013 23:57:16 EST hey everyone! Hi Im Kimberly.. just heard about sparks people through a friend.. so I thought I would check it out.. Im turning 32 in a couple weeks and really wanting to loose a little weight and more importantly tone up.. I need a little motivation and talking to people with the same goals.. looking forward to learning more about this site and seeing what it has to offer.. <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 01:32:13 EST Team Chat Sept/Oct /Nov/Dec 2013 Hi.. Everyone <BR> <BR> It has been awhile since I was on sparkspeople due to a trip back to the hospital and then sent here and there for medical tests. <BR> I have been poked and prodded and now sent home to wait and see what comes up in the test reports.. fingers are crossed that they will beable to fix my spine and get me back in action but now it is time to face the scale after a long absence I am expecting the worst and decided that I will just have to belly up to it and get it done i... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:39:06 EST Hi, everyone Hi, everyone! I am Elizabeth and I just joined this group. I was on SP awhile ago but I just came back recently because I really want to be a healthier person. I am looking forward to being more involved and reaching a healthy weight. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:47:22 EST Hello Just wanted to say hello to everyone <em>224</em> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:57:41 EST Hello Everyone! Hey, guys! I just wanted to take a minute and introduce myself to the group. My name is Megan, and I live in Lancaster, Pa (this is where I work Monday-Friday) and Baltimore, Md (this is where I grew up and spend the majority of my time off work). I recently had my "aha" moment and decided I'm ready to do anything necessary to change my lifestyle, my relationship with food, and the amount of time I exercise. I joined the Beachbody Program, and received the T25 fitness program as well as a mon... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:49:56 EST Hello! Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I joined this site sometime last year but got lost in the shuffle. I am back and trying to get into the swing of things! Any tips or advice anyone has please let me know :) <BR> <BR> Happy to be here and trying! Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:04:36 EST Snacks Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to the team and newish to the site. I'm just checking in to find out healthy snack ideas. I'm noticing that my snacking is what is piling on the calories for me so please let me know your thoughts! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> D Thu, 13 Jun 2013 06:34:47 EST Single and overweight???? It surprises me at the lack of singles who post in the forums. <BR> I would think that us singles would be looking for the support <BR> that those with significant others would already have. Just a <BR> thought. Tue, 7 May 2013 23:14:51 EST Hello Hi everyone. I am new to Sparkpeople and new to the team. Does anyone have any tips or advice for this newbie? Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:39:48 EST New to site Hi I am Susan and I am about to turn 38. I have 3 children (18,14,11). I am here probably for the same reason most of you are...because I am single and ready to mingle, also for support in my lifestyle change:) I live in the great corn state, Iowa. <BR> <BR> Good luck to all fellow sparklers! Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:05:57 EST Team Chat April, May, June, July 2013 Team Chat April, May, June, July 2013 <BR> <BR> Lets all have a great summer :) Sat, 13 Apr 2013 00:30:17 EST Hello, is this thing on? I'm Sarah and have just joined SparkPeople and would love to find some support from members with similar lifestyles and goals. I am not married and don't have children yet, so "meeting" some other young professionals in their 30's who are still fun, yet not still a kid would be great! Let's face it, I want to be hotter in my thirties than I was in my twenties. <em>7</em> Sun, 7 Apr 2013 13:50:08 EST Track your hunger level Hunger Level Sensations and Symptoms <BR> 1 Starving, weak, dizzy <BR> 2 Very hungry, cranky, low energy, a lot of stomach growling <BR> 3 Pretty hungry, stomach is growling a little <BR> 4 Starting to feel a little hungry <BR> 5 Satisfied, neither hungry nor full <BR> 6 A little full, pleasantly full <BR> 7 A little uncomfortable <BR> 8 Feeling stuffed <BR> 9 Very uncomfortable, stomach hurts <BR> 10 So full you feel sick <BR> <BR> <BR> Once you begin paying attention to how you... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:55:39 EST March 2013 Introduce yourself to the team here :) Hi and welcome to all that have joined and that do join. <BR> Hope that we can bring life into this group one day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Mar 2013 04:57:06 EST March 2013 Team Chat. Hi Everyone. <BR> <BR> March is here and a new month brings new goals and dreams. Here is hoping that everyone reaches their goal and gets to live their dream. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 02:27:56 EST Read A Book Read a book and post what book it was and what you thought of it :) Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:07:07 EST new Hello! My name is Dawn. I live about 45 minutes east of Cincinnati, OH. I am 39 years old. I am a single mom of 3 children (9,11, &17). I have been struggling with my weight for several years now and I realized that I have to put myself first. I want to have energy to play with my children. I deserve to be happy and healthy. <BR> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:35:04 EST Inspiration,Pr ayers,Thoughts the feel good threa Inspiration,Prayers,Thoughts the feel good thread Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:22:07 EST Feb 2013 Introduce yourself here :) Hi and welcome to all that have joined and that do join. <BR> Hope that we can bring life into this group one day. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:18:06 EST Feb 2013 Team Chat Well I am late to get this months going but with the time in the hospital and doctors appointments I was not able to get online so as always things are better late then never. <BR> <BR> May everyone have a wonderful feb :) Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:15:33 EST Hi Hi. I just turned 32 on Wednesday. I am a semester away from graduation with my BA. I graduate in May after 14 consecutive years of college. I am not looking right now and just concentrating on my studies. I will worry about that after I get a job when and if the opportunity presents itself. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:09:20 EST New to the team Hi! My name is Chris. I'm from Hammond, IN. I've been a SP member since April 2012, but just stumbled across this team. I am interested in getting to know other single 30 somethings looking to lose weight, and maybe meet someone. Look forward to getting to know the team! Fri, 8 Feb 2013 19:35:05 EST Meghan from SW Missouri Hi! I'm Meghan, I've been a member of SparkPeople off and on for 5 years. I have done a lot of research on food, nutrition, and the only thing that makes sense for me to eat is Paleo. <BR> <BR> I make a 70 oz green smoothie each morning, this gets 6-10 fruit and veggie servings/day right off the bat. The rest of the day I follow a paleo diet as closely as possible. <BR> <BR> I am a few days away from 36, single mother of 4 in SW Missouri. I work from home. I'm a techie, I love facebook (l... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:18:41 EST The new years resolutions.. how long can they last The new years resolutions.. how long can they last... <BR> <BR> <BR> Post your resolution and keep on tracking to see how long we can keep it going and if someone posts a resolution you think is great add it to your list and keep it going all year long :) Wed, 9 Jan 2013 01:48:38 EST January 2013 Team Chat Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> Here is too a long and amazing new year. <BR> I am happy to be back even if there was the possibility of weight gain over the holidays. <BR> I am going to weigh in and get back to it first thing in the morning. <BR> <BR> Glad to be back. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:43:21 EST New Year Newbie Hi all & Happy New Year! I decided to join Spark because I recently moved to Illinois and left all of my friends and family out East. I'm having a hard time juggling the single parent thing and work with keeping myself healthy. I figured a few folks here probably have their houses in order or at least have plans on how to. I could really use support and advice. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 17:33:39 EST Returning Well, I'm not new to the team, but I haven't been on here in a while. <BR> <BR> My name is Tiffany, and I want to continue on my weight loss adventure. I started back in 2009 at 174, and have had some ups and downs, but am at 155 right now, so I guess down overall. <BR> <BR> I live in Las Vegas, am a total Denver Broncos fan (my dog is named Elway), I have taken up running this year, and would love to lose 25-27 more pounds. <BR> <BR> Thanks for hearing me ramble! SP Rocks. <BR> <e... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:20:36 EST Hello Everyone Hello everyone. I am Flutterbelee form Athens, Texas. I just joined and am looking forward to sharing in the journey. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 19:14:02 EST November 2012 Introduce Yourself Here :) Hi new team members, <BR> <BR> On behalf of the singles group welcome. <BR> We are happy to have you join are group and we look forward to getting to know you better. <BR> In chats and challenges and anything else anyone of us can think up and post. <BR> Feel free to create new topics and challenges as we are all here to help each other reach are goals and to have some good times along the way. <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 16:54:33 EST November 2012 Team Chat Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope that this month brings everyone success with reaching all their goals that they set :) Fri, 2 Nov 2012 16:51:23 EST Where do you go? I thought I would "spark" a conversation about the single life/ dating. At some point, we all say to ourselves, "I'm ready to date!" Where are some places where you've found quality, ready to date, earnestly searching singles? Not the singles that just want a one-night stand, but ones who are searching for their "soulmate". As I begin my next chapter after getting myself ready, I'm looking for some good advice or suggestions. <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone, <BR> <BR> Mike Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:55:54 EST Jessica from Greenfield, Indiana Hello everyone. I joined last night and boy is there lots of stuff on here. (GOOD). I have 50 pounds to lose and Im ready to lose it! <BR> <BR> Have a good day Fri, 5 Oct 2012 15:55:48 EST October 2012 Candy/Sweet Challenge Halloween is all about the candy so this challenge is to find a candy or sweet snack that is 100 calories or less. <BR> <BR> <BR> This will give us a candy or sweets link too check out for a low calorie snack to satisfy the sweet tooth and candy cravings. <BR> <BR> Please Post Calories and Serving Size at the top of all your posts. <BR> <BR> There two winners <BR> 1. The person to post the Largest Serving with the Lowest Calories <BR> 2. The person to post the most new 100 or less snac... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 15:26:37 EST Smaller Meals It was shared with me that single people have more challenges to face then those that are in relationships or have kids as we are always having to find ways to make smaller meals. <BR> <BR> Any Ideas on how to make smaller meals easy <BR> Or great small meal ideas <BR> <BR> please share your tricks of the trade when it comes to finding, pre-paring, saving extra portions.. anything at all that could help out is great. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 15:12:48 EST October 2012 Introduce yourself to the team Hi new team members, <BR> <BR> On behalf of the singles group welcome. <BR> We are happy to have you join are group and we look forward to getting to know you better. <BR> In chats and challenges and anything else anyone of us can think up and post. <BR> Feel free to create new topics and challenges as we are all here to help each other reach are goals and to have some good times along the way. <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 04:26:24 EST October 2012 Team Chat 3 months left in the year where does time go? <BR> <BR> Here is to making goals and reaching them :) <BR> <BR> May are singles team grow in numbers :) Sun, 30 Sep 2012 04:03:41 EST Desperate for exercise buddies via skype!!! ;) Hi <BR> My name is Brandi ...I'm new to this online support group and yes I'm single lol! I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! I just bought an elliptical machine which I pick up in a few days and I can’t wait lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching me I will push myself to... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 00:36:35 EST Newbie to team and newly recent to the single life Hey all, I am new here and am excited for the encouragement and motivation I believe I can receive here. I am new single again. Was in a year and a half relationship and dealt with more drama than I needed at my age of 32. I have begun to focus back on my relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as well as my health and fitness. I am so excited for this new journey God has put me on. <em>386</em> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 08:52:03 EST Combine Physical Fitness and Meeting New People? I've been working on trying to improve my social skills and make new friends. I'm rather shy when I first meet people and I have difficulty walking up to strangers. Often times I feel awkward and out of place in social situations. To compound that most of my hobbies are solitary by nature (painting, writing, reading, etc.) So I've been trying to find ways of stepping out of my comfort zone and meet new people and discover new activities; preferably with physical and social aspects. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:39:37 EST HEY!!! Hey everyone! My name is Christine and I am from NC! I have always had a weight problem and have been on this site before with much success!! But then about 2 yrs ago, my marriage started falling apart and I started eating whatever I wanted out of depression, boredom, and for the comfort. I am going through a divorce right now and I decided to take this opportunity to lose some weight, be healthier, and when I am ready to start another relationship, I will be one hot momma!!! <BR> <BR> I hav... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:02:48 EST September 2012 Introduce yourself to the team. Hi new team members, <BR> <BR> On behalf of the singles group welcome we are glad to have you in are group and look forward to getting to know you better in chats and challenges and anything else anyone of us can think up and post. Feel free to create new topics and challenges as we are all here to help each other reach are goals and to have some good times along the way. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 05:24:08 EST Things to do to pass the evening You ever had that feeling like man I want to do something but I don't know what to do.. well here is a spot to throw down some ideas or pick some up. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 05:09:34 EST September 2012 Hi All <BR> <BR> I have no idea where the summer went but man did it go fast. <BR> I hope that you have had a great and amazing summer and that the fall follows suit. :) Sat, 1 Sep 2012 05:04:20 EST Books :) I could not put the book down it is amazing :) 5 stars <BR> <BR> <BR> From Friend to Father <BR> by Tracy Wolff <BR> <BR> Twin boys, a baby girl and Sarah, their gorgeous mother. It's a dream family. Too bad it doesn't belong to Reece Sandler. Correction. Part of it does belong to him. But he's not ready to be a single father and he needs Sarah Martin more than ever. Funny thing, when he and his late wife asked Sarah to be their surrogate, he never imagined he'd raise that child with her. ... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:39:44 EST SparkSav and and <BR> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:45:34 EST Sup? My name is Aspen, and of course I'm single and 30 something. I've been on spark people for about a month now. I started off by losing 3 pounds, but i gained them back but lost a pant size instead. I do two to three Jillian Michaels videos, Monday through Friday, granted it comes out to 90 mins max. Dispite not losing any actual weight, I have lost several inches. I joined this group cause i needed a little extra support. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:05:19 EST 10 min or less recipes Because cooking does not always have to take a long time. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:37:22 EST Links for Diet and other weightloss related things Links to information on or about different Diets or weightloss related things. Sun, 8 Jul 2012 05:10:29 EST July 2012 Movie Reviews Everyone likes to be a critic so just two questions..... <BR> <BR> what movie did you see? <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> <BR> what did you think about it? Sat, 30 Jun 2012 04:24:27 EST July 2012 Team Chat Happy Canada Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sat, 30 Jun 2012 04:16:05 EST July 2012 Introduce yourself to the team. Hi, <BR> <BR> Welcome to the 30's single club. <BR> <BR> Please join us in are message boards, huddles, challenges and anything else that may come up. <BR> <BR> I hope that you have success with all your goals. <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 04:13:58 EST count up 1 to as high as it goes 1 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 03:13:06 EST Funny Shit <link><BR>feature=related </link> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:31:00 EST List the 50 states 1. Alaska <BR> 2.New York <BR> 3. Arizona <BR> 4. Idaho <BR> 5. Iowa <BR> 6. Washinton <BR> 7.Montana <BR> 8. North Dakota <BR> 9. South Dakota <BR> 10. Texas <BR> 11. Road Island <BR> 12 Hawii <BR> 13 New Jersey <BR> 14. Tenessee <BR> 15. Kentucky <BR> 16 illinois <BR> mexico <BR> 18 north carolina <BR> 19 south carolina Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:02:16 EST Virtual Race Sparks June 22 2012 <BR> <BR> First Race <BR> <BR> 1 mile beginner walk <BR> <BR> 36min/mile Sat, 23 Jun 2012 01:48:30 EST Problems that need solutions <BR> Money-have none <BR> Time- always busy <BR> Mental State - depression <BR> Weight/injury- can not do things due to weight or injury <BR> Self Image - low self esteem-low self worth Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:29:06 EST Virtual Race Sparks Page Link...... Go Join A Race <link><BR>race-home.asp </link> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:41:06 EST Long Term Goals Long Term Goal: <BR> <BR> Thursday, June 14, 2012 I am 199 Lbs I aim to lose 2 Lbs a week My Goal weight is111 Lbs. <BR> <BR> Goal lose 88 pounds. <BR> 2 pounds a week. <BR> 44 weeks= 11 months. <BR> <BR> Starting June 14 2012 hit my goal weight on May 14 2013. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:09:25 EST hi Im debbie Hi everyone to this 30's single ........ Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:23:33 EST OPERATION FIT Hello, SparkPeople!! <BR> <BR> I have been struggling with my weight since I was five years old. I'm now 30 and I've had ENOUGH! I am focused and committed to living a healthy lifestyle from here on out. <BR> <BR> A little about myself: My name is Brandy. I live in Cincinnati and work in health care. I'm single (and loving it!). I have one cat, named Friday. I love to read and travel. My faith is top priority in my life. I love my family and friends more than anything. I can't cook...haha... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 01:18:25 EST Introduction Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Stephanie and I live in N.C. I've been a member of SP since 2007 but recently recommitted to my health and fitness. I enjoy traveling and working out. I'm also terrible with introductions. I look forward to meeting new people, getting/staying healthy and fit with SP. <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Jun 2012 19:32:06 EST Team Chat Just starting a new team chat to help prevent long loading times. <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 May 2012 12:34:30 EST Riddles, Brain Teasers, Trivia.. whats your awner? Riddle...... <BR> <BR> <BR> There was a man who was born before his father, killed his mother, and married his sister. Yet, there was nothing wrong with what he had done. Why? <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 May 2012 04:55:29 EST Make a short term goal. Challenge is to make short term goals to help out with long term goals or to be just a simple single short term achievement. Mon, 7 May 2012 20:43:03 EST Motivation Video Youtube video Beyond Measure... <BR> =xt0Fb72XDzU&feature=colike <BR> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 23:15:51 EST New Hello, my name is Kristine I am new to SP and single life. I hope to meet some encouraging people along the way on this journey of weight loss and maintaining healthy eating habits and exercise. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:38:57 EST Coffee.... Coffee... <BR> <BR> Coffee has 0 callories if you are drinking it black so in the calorie counting there is no worries if you are not adding flavor shots and creams. Other information on Coffee: <BR> <BR> The positive health affects of coffee: <BR> <BR> 1.Coffee reduces the risk of an individual acquiring Alzheimer's disease. <BR> Drinking up to two cups of coffee a day makes a person less susceptible to contracting the disease. While it is not know why coffee has the power to prevent t... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 03:54:02 EST What's Your Dream? I'm Day Dreaming to be 111lbs and Get a boyfriend. Realistic? I made this youtube video to hopefully help out the process. they are both quit large goals! Heres the link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Leave me comments, likes, let me know what you think. feed back is always fun! Wed, 11 Apr 2012 03:47:35 EST Shift work I don't know if anyone else does shift work but it is hard. It is bad enough to get all the calories in for the day I need and all I want is a fast easy meal like fast food. I do my best and although the urges are there I have been doing good. Another reason I am single as well. No time to go out and meet people. Haha Tue, 3 Apr 2012 20:17:07 EST Dating blarney: busted! (dating do's and don'ts) <link><BR>leid=5990&TrackingID=526103&BannerID=1<BR>100406 </link> <BR> <BR> In the spirit of applying the luck of the Irish to your love life, we’ve gathered an array of dating blarney we’d like to see permanently obliterated. Learn what our experts have to say, and you may soon be on your way to finding relationship gold that’s not hidden at the end of the rainbow. <BR> <BR> Bit of blarney #1: There’s no such thing as love at first sight. <BR> Reali... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 23:59:42 EST Movie Reviews Snow White and the Seven Dwarf's - 1937 <BR> <BR> There is nothing like a princess finding her prince the animation will always be a great classic but the kids that can not read need someone to watch the first and last parts of the movie as there is no narration for the writing. I am a sucker for a love story even in animation and everyone knows the way it ends so talking during the movie is never a problem. Fri, 9 Mar 2012 13:46:49 EST Valentine's Day Plans? So who is doing what in honor of a single's V-Day? Me Im working my full time job and part time job. 14 hour days keep you from worrying about it. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:06:14 EST What went well today? What went well today.... <BR> <BR> As a teacher there are always lots of birthdays and other celebrations going on and that means snacks--snacks--and more snacks in the lounge! Although we have lots of great cooks it is a huge temptation that I don't need right now! This morning I went in the lounge and LITERALLY, without our thought (it was so ingrained, so learned) that I dipped up some dessert and snack mix for myself), ate it, and chatted with peers. Then I walked back into my room and w... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:57:14 EST Single in Sidney (not Australia) ;o) Hello all! <BR> <BR> I have tried many diets, many plans, many sites, etc and I have always failed because I let myself fall back into old comfort patterns. I always tried at New Years to have my resolution be to lose weight and get healthy and that didn't seem to be an added motivation. So, I decided to wait until after new years and get myself psyched up and ready to be healthy. I am not going to cut things out of my diet--make drastic changes that I can't stick to. Instead I am going to m... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 11:31:08 EST Something That Helped Me So I have only been doing this for a week, but we had a long weekend from work and I was determined to go out and have fun which included dining out. What helped me a lot was looking at the nutrition facts ahead of time. Before I even got to the restaurant I had looked at all the nutritional information and figured out what I was going to order. I never even opened the menu to look at all of the tempting foods to eat. I even got an appetizer to split with my friend and we split a dessert s... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:11:21 EST Nice to Meet You Hey everyone, I just joined the team today, but I thought I'd say hi and that it is nice to meet everyone. I am from Maryland, Baltimore County to be more exact. I am new to the site, so feel free to drop me a line. I'd love to hear from you. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:52:13 EST Hi from Mass! Hey everyone! My name is Lizz, I'm 30 years old living on the North Shore of Mass. I'm back on Spark with a no quit attitude looking to lose weight and find myself again! Hope everyone is well! It's nice to know I'm not on this journey alone! Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:47:11 EST <--Samantha from NC Hi everyone! My name is Samantha you can call me Sam, Sammy, or Samantha it doesnt matter. I just turend 30 in October and I have a good amount to lose and I am very single :) Tue, 27 Dec 2011 01:34:48 EST Good Morning from Pennsylvania Hi everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Sarah and I am 32. I currently live in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, but also spend alot of time in and around Philadelphia, and also in NYC. I am single, never married, and I have no children. I work as a full-time nanny while I go to school for a degree in Communications. <BR> <BR> If anyone is from PA and would like to make new friends, contact me! Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:28:31 EST Hello from Oklahoma! Hello. <BR> <BR> I'm avadee1. I'm 32 and single. Got rejected by a guy a couple of months ago and have been feeling discouraged. Started working out again, but scared that I might never lose the weight, control my eating and find a man. I am seeking counseling and started Zumba classes again. <BR> <BR> Anyways, I am looking for support through friends. If you are interested, please let me know. <BR> Thu, 8 Dec 2011 16:35:30 EST Divorced mom looking for like minds Hiya.Been on SparkPeople awhile and just now getting into the message boards (thought it was healthier than my Facebook habit or Pintrest addiction!).Lost alot before,had a couple setbacks and now getting back on the right foot again.I was previously training for a marathon when Life got in the way.I am now back on track and plan on running my first marathon next year.Ran my first timed road race this year on my 35th birthday.It was something that I will never forget! Look foward to getting t... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:09:49 EST New Co-Leader Hi everyone! I sent out a message today introducing myself today as a new co-leader. I don't want to fill everyone's mailboxes up so I thought I'd post here for this message. <BR> <BR> My work week starts tomorrow so I probably won't be able to do much until next week but I'm starting to get ideas to add. If anyone ever has any suggestions about about anything I would love to hear them! It's a already a great team, lets see what we can do to make it even better!!! <BR> <BR> Tammy Wed, 9 Nov 2011 22:47:05 EST Hey, I'm single and ready to mingle, ha ha!! (j/k) All goofing aside. <BR> <BR> HI, I'm Tommie I've been on Sparkpeople and actually using for the past 2 months. I"m down 28 lbs so far and I"m loving it. Woo Hoo!!! I'm new to the group and am excited to chat it up with some new people. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having an awesome day!!! Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:54:25 EST EA Sports Active 2 Does anyone use EA Sports Active 2? I've only done it a couple of times but enjoyed it. You can create groups on the game and share progress, work out with others etc., looks cool. I made a group if anyone is interested. I have it on the Wii, I am not sure if you can use different platforms in the same group. <BR> <BR> username: SparkMeUp <BR> password: happy <BR> my name is JayEmDub on the game. <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join, there are 12 spots per group. Thu, 6 Oct 2011 21:38:53 EST Hi. Hi everyone. Hope you're having an eventful day. I'm Carla and I just joined the team and decided I needed to introduce myself. I'm looking forward to being a part of this group!! <em>30</em> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 00:28:00 EST what's up! Hi everyone! Allow me to introduce my lovely single self.... my name is Tonya. I'm a single parent of a beautiful 2yr. old. I've been with sparks people off and on for about 2-3 years. <BR> As for being single, it's been about 2 years. It was nice in the beginning about sometimes its lonely. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:57:27 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> Mon, 5 Sep 2011 19:39:42 EST Hello SIngle Sparkies... Howdy my names Junior I live in the great Northwest. I have been on spark people little over a month now. Have been working to loose the weight for 10 weeks now and as you can see i was off to a great start. I am now where i think i should be 2-4 pounds a week. Looking forward to reaching my first goal and meeting new friends on SP. I have been single the last 10 years of my life. Scared to death to get back out there, was not so good that last time. <BR> <BR> Well here's to new Beginnings. Tue, 9 Aug 2011 01:14:59 EST Hi everyone!!! Hello fellow Sparkers. I am semi new to Sparkpeople and I am still learning all the wonderful resources here. So far I have lost just over 7 pounds, there is a lot more to go but it is definatly a start in the right direction. It is great to know I am not it this alone, thank in advance for everyone support, advise and help! Mon, 8 Aug 2011 21:30:00 EST Is weight is the reason? Does anyone feel like their weight is the reason they are single? If so how did it occur? After a divorce, a death in the family, an illness? Also do you think your weight is more of an issue for you (thus cause self esteem issues) or for a potential partner? <BR> <BR> Do you think if you lost weight you would be more appealing to the opposite sex. I just got finished watching the movie "The Ugly Truth" and can't help but feel like the main character was right in his summary about what men ... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 16:08:05 EST hello my fellow single sparkers! Just wanted to introduce myself to the group. Im still relatively new the peoplespark and Im still learning my way around the site and how to use it. Im a 34 yr old single mom to a teenager who has a better grip on things than I do. Im still trying to figure things out and where Im going in this life. Its a crazy and confusing world out there! Looking for new friends to chat with and help keep me motivated as I make my way on this journey of self discovery to a better version of me <em>104</... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 12:07:23 EST Helloooooooo Single Spark People!!! :) Hi ... I'm 33 & I'm single!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone on their weight loss journey!!! <em>212</em> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 22:04:49 EST howdee Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm a 34 yr old male from New Zealand looking for help to lose some extra kgs. <BR> <BR> At this stage I weigh between 105-106, my 1st goal is to reach 100kg's, but my height & age the dietician that i saw this yr says to get my body mass index weight in control I should be 89-90kg's Mon, 11 Jul 2011 21:21:29 EST Hi everyone It is nice been here, I want to be more update on every single things that will make me to be successful on this Spark people place. I will like to meet new friends that can add value to my life and health life. Cheers Wed, 6 Jul 2011 18:44:52 EST new to 30's and team Hello! <BR> <BR> I just turn 30 a month ago and realized I no longer belonged in the 20-something group. Feels good to be 30, but I'm not really used to it. I'm good about keeping my Calories within range, but am not good about exercising during the week. Hopefully I can join some activity challenges here to keep me motivated. <BR> <BR> TTFN, <BR> <BR> Lainey Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:52:26 EST Just finishing up my first week at Spark... My name is Amanda and I am 32 years old. I got started at Sparkpeople about 5 days ago and so far have been pretty impressed by the plan, resources, and community. I was thrilled to see a 30s singles group, as lots of posts on other teams are from folks who are married with kids-- so not necessarily having similar life (and Spark) experiences as me. So hello to all the unattached 30-somethings out's to us! Sun, 26 Jun 2011 18:30:23 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 03:12:19 EST Hi Hi All!! <BR> My name is Eileen and I'm 37yrs Old. I live in the North Eastern part of NJ near NYC. I was a sparker up until about late 2009 and then totally fell off the wagon. It did help me back then as I originally weighed 211lbs and had lost almost 40lbs (I went down to about 173lbs).... but so once I stopped sparking I went my own way thinking I can maintain or continue to lose... instead I went back up to 190lbs.... so here I am again. <em>15</em> <BR> I was in a relationship for... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 12:22:25 EST Hello All! :D I am new to this team. Though I am not new to SparkPeople. I had another account on here for a few years, but I was not an active member (or really a member at all). Over two years ago I lost 40lbs....since then I've gained 15lbs back and have been steady there. I still have 50-60lbs I need to lose. I am hoping that this will help me stay on course. Then maybe after I get this part of me under control I can work on the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> Caitlin Sun, 12 Jun 2011 02:28:56 EST Starting over! Hey!!! I'm Shelley <BR> I'm from Auckland, New Zealand lived there all my life, i have a 16 year old son and i'm a teacher. <BR> I stumbled across this site and i'm hoping this will give me the motivation to lose weight!!! Sat, 11 Jun 2011 18:05:24 EST *taptaptap Hello? Is this thing on? I'm Razz. A single mom working too many hours = not enough time for ME. I'm hoping to take that back, though. I'm going to start by participating on SparkPeople more often. <BR> <BR> At any rate....Yeah, I'm 32, single, and a mother to boot. I have two kitties and a dog. I'm an executive assistant at a marine construction company in the south. (Marine as in water, not the military). I love my job. I love my life. I'm generally pretty happy with my life but there are few things I am constan... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 09:37:57 EST Hello!! Hi!! How are ya?? Hi everyone! I'm 36 and single, so I guess that means I qualify for this team! <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone, hopefully make a few friends! <BR> <BR> Cheers! <BR> Victoria Wed, 1 Jun 2011 19:01:43 EST Greetings fellow single people - a newbie here Hi. My name is Buffy. Yes, that is my real name and hopefully that is not why I am still single. <em>211</em> I saw this Team and am hoping it is exactly what I need. I have lost 60 pounds over the last year and I joined SparkPeople just yesterday in hopes that I can find some people to will help motivate me to lose the other 60 I would still like to. Sat, 28 May 2011 21:41:17 EST Hello Hi everyone, I can't remember if I posted before, so I'll do it again. I'm Bob Carlson, 38 from Sycamore, Illinois. I joined Sparkpeople in August 2009 or so, I think. I was also a member of Weight Watchers (online only). I don't remember much of this, but in Oct 2009, I died in the back of my parents Jeep. Electrical current to my heart just stopped. I was revived after about 10-15 minutes at the hospital then died 2 more times, before I was put on ice and put in a coma for 6 days. I have so... Thu, 26 May 2011 13:27:27 EST Team Chat Hello all... <BR> <BR> This is a topic to start people chatting about whatever. <BR> <BR> Nothing taste as good as skinny feels. <BR> <BR> Have a great week. Sun, 22 May 2011 20:43:31 EST Hello!!! I'm new here! From Texas! Can't wait to start getting in shape again!!! Sat, 7 May 2011 18:02:27 EST Reasons I like being single I like to be single because I always get to watch the movies that I want to :) Sat, 7 May 2011 04:05:38 EST so how do you all spend your free time? I am very into having "my time" and get cranky without it <BR> one of the reasons I am not eager to find a relationship.... not that I would share! <em>334</em> Wed, 4 May 2011 12:25:32 EST Hi everyone Hi, I'm Kat. I have been on Spakpeople for years but I have been on & off the wagon. I am jumping back on. I am so close to the end, 15 lbs to go, 49 lost. I have started calorie counting again and exercising. I am in the process of a divorce and I have a daughter who is about to be 5. I am trying to put my life back together and this is one of the things I need to do. I have gone back to school which is demanding on my time but I am forcing myself to squeeze in workout time. I havent been si... Sun, 1 May 2011 14:02:07 EST Count Up Count up to see how many posts we can get. Sat, 30 Apr 2011 20:36:30 EST hello Hello, <BR> <BR> It's nice to find a group that may have similar life situations as I do. A little about me, single, live in a small town, most of my friends are married with children, and/or don't live near me. I don't feel I dwell on the "single" part of who I am but it seems most everyone else does. Why do people immediatly try to set you up when they find out you are single or meet someone else who is single???? Do I want to meet someone and get married, sure, yeah, someday, when I m... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:01:04 EST How to get the ball rolling or Pick up lines I will go with the pick up line.. <BR> <BR> you must be tired you have been running around in my dreams all night Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:45:14 EST HI... My name is Tony, and I am a Single-holic. (the first step is admitting the problem right?) <BR> <BR> I am 32, born and raised in a rural small town (I mean smaaaaaall small... like school had 5 school buses small and was K-12)... but moved in my junior year to "the city"... at least to us it was... more like a village in the real world, but hey... <BR> <BR> I went to college for Electrical Engineering... did a stint at Motorola, then designed arcade games (think Skee Ball or the like... Chu... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 00:00:37 EST Myth Busters Hot Spots To Met Singles I have never met a man in the library and I am in the library every friday. Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:52:04 EST Women: Would you date a younger man and if so... How much younger would you place your limit and why?? Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:03:26 EST single for a reason.. i was single for a reason but i forgot what it was... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:11:54 EST Amazing Work Outs Amazing Abdominal Work Out... <BR> <BR> I love It and I hope you do too. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sns=em </link> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 22:09:44 EST What is with guys asking women out electronically? Sorry if I seem old school but I think being asked out via email, Facebook, text, etc is LAME. <BR> <BR> Is it just me??? I look very young so get asked out by a lot of younger guys, maybe that is the in thing these days. But I think it is weak. PICK UP THE PHONE. Thu, 7 Apr 2011 23:18:51 EST 30's Single Welcome To New Members. Hi, <BR> <BR> Welcome to the 30's single club. <BR> <BR> Please join us in are message boards, huddles, challenges and anything else that may come up. <BR> <BR> I hope that you have success with all your goals. Thu, 7 Apr 2011 17:15:28 EST Walk Around The World In 80,016,000 steps Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> The circumference of the world is 40,008 kilometers. The total number of steps around the world for an average child in grade 6 would be 80,016,000 steps! Wow! <BR> <BR> When I started dreaming about going around the world I was in about grade six so for for all of are inner child's dreams lets start off and go for a walk around the world. <BR> <BR> Track your steps for the day and help reach home again. <BR> Just Add them on to the running total. <BR> <BR> Thi... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 16:52:51 EST Challenge... Motivate yourself today. M- Make short term goal for today... email someone i have not talked to in awhile <BR> O- Open your mind........................ i will read the newspaper <BR> T- Think of why you want this......... so others will know how i care <BR> I-I magine how you will feel............. i will smile when i hear back from an old friend <BR> V- Visualize how you will look ........probably in my pj's but relaxing mornings are good too <BR> A- Acknowledge your is one day and sucess wi... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 12:25:53 EST cute and smart scale... hi, <BR> has anyone ever sat back and wondered if there was really something too the cute to smarts scale.. <BR> i have met many cute and smart people the even people but i have also met the other extremes of the scale the extremely hot people that spell four letter words wrong in five letter sentences, and the genius that will solve the world issues but has not discovered personal hygiene.. <BR> is this just my luck or is there really a scale out there that makes the dating world even out yo... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 03:45:30 EST another new girl Hi all! My name is Heather, I just turned 31. I am getting close to my goal weight and have done it mainly by diet but starting today I am going to work out. I really want to get in the best shape of my life and eventually get back into rock climbing and learn how to swim. I hope we all can encourage each other towards our goals! Mon, 4 Apr 2011 17:10:21 EST hi from the UK! I just wanted to say hello, and how great it is to find a group like this. I turned 31 in January and haven't had a relationship with a guy since I moved from New York to England 4 years ago! I've convinced myself that nobody would want someone overweight like me, but... I think I can finally lose the weight this time (and feel better about myself as a result!) with support and people to help hold me accountable. I'm absolutely willing to help out anyone else who needs it... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 16:37:30 EST Need ideas !!! Ok, so I started the C25K and loved it. I started having pain in my heel. I tinkn I have a heel spur but havent been to the doctor yet. I need so ideas for cardio that will not have alot of impact on my heels. It has kpt me from exercising for a week now and I feel it. I have felt awful this week. I want to get back to exercising as soon as possible. Please help me come up with some things to do. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 16:54:29 EST Hello! I'm 33 and live in Northern California. I am looking to lose weight and make a few friends along the way. I'm a college student, a math tutor, and a blond. I've been on SparkPeople for two years, but haven't really explored the community. I hope to get really into it, and have fun as i lose weight. Tue, 8 Mar 2011 09:07:26 EST New Girl Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm MJ and I just joined this team. I'm from MA and I'm 33 and of course single :o) <BR> I look forward making some friends on here while working one getting healthier and in shape for ME. Sat, 26 Feb 2011 13:08:06 EST not losing the inches Ok everyone, so i have lost about 15 pounds since i started but im not losing any inches. I dont see change in the way my clothes fit or anything. I need some help. The inches mean more to me than the pounds do and they are not coming off. What do I need to do? <em>33</em> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:45:05 EST greetings Hello from jacksonville, fl. I just joined last week and am looking forward to getting to an ideal weight and healthier me. Look forward to getting to know you all. Sun, 20 Feb 2011 21:20:45 EST Dating An Ex-Good Idea Or Not? So, one of my exes (we had a LTR 1999-2001) has been texting and calling me a lot lately and I am a little confused. Our relationship didn't end too badly, and up until the last 2 months of the 2 year relationship, things were really good. In fact, things were so good that we were going to purchase a house together and get married. We were the couple that a lot of people looked to as a strong relationship (including his own mother). <BR> <BR> Well, our break-up had a lot to do with timing... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:58:33 EST Hello! Sarah from Northwest Arkansas! Hello all! My name is Sarah, i'm...going to be 30 in less than 3 weeks, so I thought I'd go ahead and "bite the bullet" and join this group. Single for 4 years now, never married, no children and working on focusing on ME. SW: 255, CW: 212, STGW: 200, LTGW: 155 at first, then re-evaluate. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all and helping you each reach your individual goals, weight related or otherwise. <BR> <BR> Go team! <em>249</em> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:10:12 EST Hello! Hello Team 30s Single! <BR> I am a 34 year old professional who can't wait to lose the weight! <BR> Wishing you success with your journey! Wed, 9 Feb 2011 22:27:10 EST Hiya So, not new to SP but new to this group. 31, single female currently in the great state of Oklahoma. Nice to see singles/age related groups. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 14:22:20 EST Hello Hello, I am looking to meet new ppl who are into fitness and support weight loss. My goal is to loose 17lbs by May 31st. My gym has created a group for the Pound for Pound challenge that is featured on the Biggest Looser. Anyone interested hit me up and we can loose weight and help feed America! <em>334</em> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 09:23:49 EST Salutations from Washington State ~ Hi my name is Ashley, I’m in my late 30’s and most people assume I’m married so it’s nice to know that so many others are not married…’s only recently that I have felt rather embarrassed that I’m not married but the truth is I do not love myself enough to be with anyone at the moment. I’m taking steps to learn to love myself I’m doing this for myself I felt like I “had to” the last time I took a stab at being a supportive member of Spark People. Now I really just want to loose this weig... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 02:43:44 EST Its just me.... Hello all I'm new today...... About this forum.... I get so pissed when my elders say I'm sure only if you lost a few pounds you will find someone... Dude... That makes so mad.... I have been chunky my whole life. I have dated a few good looking fit men. I have been scared or maybe another excuse... To lose the weight and show the outside what I feel in the inside bc how can I trust a man to love the true me all of me if they didn't know me before I became the SPINNER type.LOL ????????? Sun, 23 Jan 2011 17:19:14 EST Argh Soooo, this isn't working so well, lol. <BR> <BR> I just did the math. After a while on, I've heard back from exactly 6.2% of the guys I expressed interest in, and 2.1% of guys have responded to me more than once. Zero dates. And I think I've gone through every single male between the ages of 29 and 46 within 50 miles. <BR> <BR> Well, okay, I didn't contact the guy who wanted to know if any "broads" wanted to join him for a drunk. ummmm, wtf? And I avoided guys who looked l... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:47:10 EST Hello I just wanted to say Hi from a single girl hopefully walking her way to a better me in 2011. I am in the columbus area if anyone needs help or wants to be of help just contact me. <em>249</em> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 16:52:32 EST Need workout partner in DFW I live in Bedford Tx and would really like to find someone with the same goals to workout with. Email me if interested. Thanks! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 22:42:29 EST New to 30, in So Cal! Hi everyone, just turned 30 in December! Looking forward to enjoying it with single and fabulous people like you! Just started working out again, and I'm crazy excited about it! hehe. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 18:48:02 EST New Here I'm new to this team but not to SparkPeople. Recommitting to SparkPeople for the new year and looking for help through some new teams. <BR> <BR> I've been single my whole life. In fact, I've never been on a date. I started gaining weight in the fourth grade and pretty much never stopped. Last year my sister and a friend (with good intentions) signed me up for eharmony behind my back and it's gone as I expected -- nada. Until recently but after being contacted by a gentleman who wanted to se... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 21:52:34 EST WHEW! 30 I'm turning 30 this week and decided to look for support groups in my "NEW" age range, lol. So New Year, New Age Bracket, New Beginnings. I'm ready! Also looking for work-out/motivation partner. Anyone in the Dallas area!?!? Sun, 2 Jan 2011 14:10:57 EST Fond Farewell to You All Hello everybody - <BR> <BR> I've been putting this off a bit longer than I'd like to admit to. At my last birthday, I officially turned 40 and no longer qualify for the 30s Single Club. I appreciate your welcoming me to the club and all your words of encouragement along the way. <BR> <BR> Although I must now excuse myself from this group, by default, please know I will be pulling for you all in our struggle is the same. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to you and may you achieve... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 02:02:20 EST Texas Transplant Wow The caption for this team says it all for me! <BR> <BR> A group for all the truly single people in their 30s who have never married and have no kids. This is the group to join if you believe your weight is a contributing factor to your marital status. <BR> <BR> Thought I was one of the few who had let my weight really control this area of my life. Glad to be a part of this! Fri, 31 Dec 2010 16:20:07 EST Hello :) Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm new to Spark. I live in Northwest Georgia. I tried for years to loose weight. Tried every program out there with no success. The one thing I haven't tried is an online community/support like spark. So I am here and ready for a change 2011 is going to be my year! Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:49:36 EST I've been away, but now I'm BACK!!! Fellow 30s singles sparkers, I've been away but now I'm back. My weight is up but this time nothing can stand in my way. I've decided, and hope to get positive feedback about my decision, to have WLS. It will be in March of 2011. But I still have to keep up my diet and exercise, even moreso now. I know this decision isn't for everyone, but I feel that it's the right decision for me. Comments, questions? Sat, 25 Dec 2010 16:46:18 EST Hello from Texas Hello, everyone! My name is Ashley, and I recently celebrated the first anniversary of my 29th birthday. So now that I belong to the 30-somethings club, I decided to join you fine folks on Spark People. I just can't imagine spending the next decade of my life riding the weight loss/gain roller coaster of my 20's. I'm tired of feeling like I'm suffocating in my own skin. Been there, done that, right? So here we go... Sat, 18 Dec 2010 23:55:20 EST Where is everyone? Hey 30's singles! I've been checking out the message board here and it looks like no one has posted in a long time. Is that correct? I'm new at this so maybe I'm wrong. Where is the action happening, LOL? Fri, 17 Dec 2010 21:44:13 EST looking for a work out partner Hey Team! <BR> <BR> I am looking for a work out partner in the new york city area. <BR> <BR> My gym is in the building i work in on the upper east side of manhattan and i think i need someone to physically encourage me to get my big booty out of my office and into the gym :) <BR> <BR> Anyone else feel the same way? <BR> <BR> A little about me... I am 32, single of course. I have about 80lbs to lose in total but my first goal is to lose 20. I used to be in pretty good shape and run 5k's b... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 20:15:38 EST new Hi, My name is Alisha I am single and just started to work out again. I go to the gym at least 5x a week and am trying to eat well. So far I have lost 20pds. I would like to lose 50 more. Sun, 14 Nov 2010 15:18:48 EST Hello.... ....Again Hello everyone! First of all, I would be lying if I said this is my first time to SparkPeople. It's my second! I joined a couple of years ago, but never stuck to it. I joined with the thought that I can use the recipes, I didn't need any support....boy, was I wrong. This time I am in it and plan to get all the support and friendships I can make :) OK, now for my introduction: I'm Kim, I turned 30 this year. (Did I really just admit that?...haha). I am in the final stages of my divorce.... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 12:49:34 EST Hello Team! Southern Belle Here! Hi! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm Teresa from North Georgia! Glad to have found a team in the same boat as myself! I look forward to making new friends here! I'm a mother of two daughters, 12 and 15. Been single/divorced for around 3 1/2 years. Don't think I will ever re-marry. I enjoy my independence too much! But I do get lonely at times, but It doesn't last too long with my silly girls! Ha Ha! <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Thu, 14 Oct 2010 16:17:20 EST G'day from Oz Hello everyone. I'm new to Spark, and have decided to give this a go. I'm 35, straight female who has never had a long term relationship. <BR> <BR> Like many people on this site, I lack confidence in myself and my body, and hope this step in my life is going to be a major one. I have proved to myself that I can do whatever I set my mind to- quitting smoking 6 years ago, and going to University at 30 to start a new career. <BR> <BR> I hope to make some new friends from this adventure, and ... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 02:47:25 EST Hailing from Ottawa, Ontario Hello all, <BR> I have been struggling with weight loss for the past 10 years. I would like to finally overcome this burden and lose 40 lbs in the process. Which me luck! Mon, 4 Oct 2010 11:49:47 EST Hello from Virginia Hello...I'm new to the team, just wanted to make sure this page is still active. I'm Megan, I'm 33 years old, and it's about time I've worried about my health. I've always been heavy, but now I want to be healthy. I need to lose over 100lbs. I am currently doing the HMR diet and I exercise like 5-6 times a week. <em>212</em> Fri, 24 Sep 2010 22:27:40 EST 8 myths about being single 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? It is not just the cat thing that’s a myth. All of those insulting claims about the lives of single people are wrong, wrong, wrong! Here’s a rundown of the myths I found while looking at the reality of being unattached today. <BR> <BR> Myth #1: Singles are less happy th... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 19:08:58 EST Fiber I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but I am eating way too much fiber in a day. I have been tracking it and it says 25-35 grams a day and I am usually above 50. The problem is everything I eat is high fiber without even really trying to be. I'm afraid it is going to mess up my body. Sun, 19 Sep 2010 16:35:19 EST I Could Never Date Someone Who... This post was inspired by an entry from one of my favorite blogs, which I'm sharing with the author's permission: <link><BR>-fun/9-things-i-could-never-date-someo<BR>ne-who/ </link> <BR> <BR> I responded in the comments section about the guys that I could never date, and will never date again.... <BR> <BR> 1. Someone who is condescending towards me for any reason at all. I don’t care if it’s my ethnicity, my diet preferences, or my taste in music – a ... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 05:33:50 EST Checking in from Iowa Hey all! <BR> <BR> I am a 31/F from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Are there any other Iowans here? <BR> <BR> This looks like an awesome team. Can't wait to check out the message boards here! :) Sun, 12 Sep 2010 11:39:33 EST 10 red flags and other dating I came across this on this morning and thought it worthy of sharing with the group <em>30</em> (hopefully it copies/pastes correctly) <BR> <BR> 10 red flags and other dating secrets women must know <BR> ‘Women Have All of the Power’ is a book full of a father’s dating tips to his daughters Advertisement <BR> <BR> When Michael Lockwood was a single divorced dad, he'd often write down dating advice that he planned to give to his daughters when they grew up. Years later, he's tur... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 10:35:46 EST Hello from Alberta, Canada Hi everyone, My name is Brandie. I am 29 right now but I will be 30 in January. I am taking steps to changing me and I am taking charge of my life. I have realized that I need to focus on me and not everyone and everything else around me. I need to lose a lot of weight and I will do it. If anyone has a suggestions please let me know <em>30</em> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:41:26 EST HELLO from ILLINOIS i have been working at this since December of 2009 and have since lost 20lbs. It is so slow coming off but i haven't been consistant. I will be turning 35 on 08/25 and my divorce will be finalized on 09/01. The divorce has been going on for the last 2 yrs and i will be so glad when it's over. It's time that i focus on myself and my life. i am accepting of the changes and looking forward to the new me. Sun, 22 Aug 2010 18:26:34 EST Hello from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Hi everyone, <BR> I am carolyn. I may have introduced myself before about 2 years ago, when I first started on Sparkpeople. It's been over a year since I have made time to actively spark every day. I have come back because it helped me last time and this time I am even more committed to being healthier and fit. A bit about me, I am 38. I was working as a personal support worker until about week ago when I was fired for taking 5 days off to visit my folks for the 50th anniversary. (Boss only ... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 14:48:50 EST Hello from Nashville! I am a Developmental Psychologist who loves kids and I have been in Nashville for about a year (I still dont know my way around this city, but I'll get there). I have just turned 30, have no kids, and have realized that I can't work all the time.....I have to start making time for myself. Hopefully this realization will boost my motivation to lose weight! Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:11:46 EST Hello from Southeast Asia! Hi all! My name is Stella, and I'm a thirty-something living in the Philippines since last year. I spent most of my twenties in the States (Hawaii in particular, for college and grad school) but had to go back to my home town to take care of my parents. <BR> <BR> At first I thought I was going to be uncomfortable about being unmarried at my age, but now I find that most folks over here don't get too nosy with me about this stuff. And while I do miss being independent, I'm actually pretty ha... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 00:49:45 EST Hello from Memphis! Hello, FINALLY....a team that finally gets me. I have no kids, never been married and I love it! I love meeting new people around the country so I have friends to visit when I'm in town. My favorite cities are Seattle, Dallas, New York, and St. Louis (because they have awesome parks!) <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Aug 2010 19:55:59 EST How's everyone's weekend? Hi all, I'm new to this team so just wanted to say hello and see how everyone's weekend is. <BR> <em>87</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 00:56:00 EST Hello From NJ Hello Everyone, my name is Alissa and I am from NJ and looking for the support and motivation that I so need to help me win this loosing battle. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:14:56 EST 36 Things Every Single Girl Must Do Before She Set From Glamour - 36 Things Every Single Girl Must Do Before She Settles Down <BR> <BR> To Build Your Confidence… <BR> 1. Go to a movie alone. <BR> 2. Lift weights. When I bench-press 45 lbs., I feel like the bomb. <BR> 3. Try surfing, water-skiing, or some activity you don't already know how to do. Could be riding a bicycle. <BR> 4. Take out the trash, set a mousetrap, do your taxes, build a bookcase. <BR> 5. Live alone, or at least move apartments in NYC without the help of family. <BR> 6. Tr... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 08:18:16 EST I'm in love! I've missed this team! Lots of changes in my life. Moved from an apt to a house, new job and I've been in a relationship since 4/07/10! :) I dated A WHOLE LOT lol but I've found someone who means the world to me. I don't have internet which is why I've been away. I hope everybody is doing well! Wed, 30 Jun 2010 19:54:31 EST Hello From Cincy I'm trying to get back into a healthy lifestyle and looking for all the support I can get. Sun, 27 Jun 2010 20:18:01 EST Hello everyone I'm Sonia ( son) and I'm just kicking off on this thing. Nice to see a group that's made for me and looking forward to meeting you all along the way <BR> <BR> Son Sun, 20 Jun 2010 14:57:07 EST Hello from San Francisco I just joined sparkppl and am loving the handy app for my phone...super convenient. Always looking for people to workout with. <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:20:22 EST Hello there from upstate New York! I just wanted to stop by an introduce myself! My name is Amanda. I joined this site almost 3 years ago, but never got past signing up! I came on for the first time a week ago, and am excited with all the resources, not to mention the progress that has already taken place! I wish you all the best in your journey! :) Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:34:13 EST Hello (again!) Hi everyone! I'm back again. To be honest, I've learned that I am not good at keeping up on message boards but I need motivation, so here I am. <BR> I went hiking this weekend and i was reminded what it feels like to really sweat your butt off by working out. I miss that. I am going to do more of that. No excuses is the mantra I am adopting (Lord knows I have made up some good excuses over the years). <BR> Hope everyone is doing well! =) <BR> Jenni from Chicago Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:52:11 EST Hi from East Lansing Hello! I am almost 31 and I live in East Lansing Michigan. I am a single mom to a beautiful little girl. I was with my daughters father up until she was 7 weeks old and then my daughter and I left Georgia where we lived and came to Michigan. My daughters father and his other 3 children were supposed to come up here. After some time him and I had grown apart and he wasnt holding up his end of the bargain. I had lost my weight all but 5lbs from when I was pregnant. After our falling out I ate m... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 12:24:05 EST Hi from NJ Hi Everyone! I was looking through the team pages and this is totally the page for me! Thank you so much for starting it! I always said that people didn't there is a group who does! Yay! :) <em>306</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 21:08:47 EST Hello from Arizona (30) Hi everyone! <BR> My name is Cara, and I live in Arizona. I was always heavy through childhood into my early 20's. I lost over 100 pounds and am working on the last 50 or so now. I've kept off the majority of the weight for about 4 years now, and I did it with diet/exercise. I would love to chat more with people with similar stories. The hardest thing now for me is dating. I've dated a few times, but every time I end it before things get too far because I'm worried about how I look now. ... Tue, 25 May 2010 13:05:52 EST 31 things I wish I'd known about dating... I came across this article on this morning - found it interesting - do you agree or disagree with anything particular on this list?? <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> "31 things I wish I'd known about dating when I was 21" <BR> By Erin Meanley <BR> <BR> I never realized how many opinions I have about dating. I've been dating so long I'm like an octogenarian who feels overly strong about what strawberries should cost or how children should act in public. Anyway, here are some things I've learn... Mon, 17 May 2010 07:49:06 EST Hello from me too! Hi! <BR> <BR> Another 30-something from across the water here - only a bit further than the last one, I'm in the UK :) <BR> <BR> Sandy <em>213</em> Wed, 12 May 2010 14:17:37 EST Summer - better to be coupled or single? With a change in seasons comes a change in activities - winter time we're mostly indoors, doing indoor activities. Summer brings us outdoors and often brings larger get togethers. In your experience is it better to be coupled up or single during the summer months? <BR> <BR> I think I prefer being single in the summer so I can do whatever I want, on a whim, without having to consult/consider a b/f. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? Wed, 12 May 2010 10:58:40 EST Summer's almost here!! For some of us summer has just about arrived - here in Virginia Beach we're experiencing temps in the 70's and 80's but the humidity hasn't hit yet. I know some areas of the country are still on the colder end of the thermometer, but it's time to think about your plan for summer. <BR> <BR> Around here summer is one big party with lots of food and alcohol, and the high temps and humidity makes outdoor workouts a little less desireable. <BR> <BR> What obsticles do you think you'll encounte... Wed, 12 May 2010 10:55:17 EST Hello from Tel Aviv Hi there, I am a former new Yorker living in Tel Aviv. I am 37 yrs old and single. I have about 35-45 pounds to lose. Living in a place where its hot and sunny all the time and all the girls are skinny and walk aruond half naked is hard, but add being single in a country where most are married to that equation - well it is pretty unbearable. This morning i saw a photo of myself taken at an BBQ this past Tuesday- what an eye opener - not that i didnt know i have ballooned out of control ! see... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 14:52:24 EST Hi from the other side of the pond! hey everyone, <BR> <BR> room for 1 more in this club? i am 37yr old office worker from Ireland and meet all criteria - in 30's, never married, no kids, looking to lose weight and get support doing it! <BR> <BR> anything else you'd like to know about me, just ask! <BR> <BR> <BR> looking forward to meeting and getting you know you all <BR> <BR> chat soon <BR> <BR> ash Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:45:26 EST Hello from the Land of Beer and Cheese... Otherwise known as Wisconsin! <BR> <BR> I may have just joined today, but I've been on this weight loss journey since mid-February, starting at 263 pounds. I'm currently 237 pounds and shrinking! My goal is to reach 138 pounds (125 pounds total loss) by my 40th birthday on November 2, 2011. <BR> <BR> Been doing walking 3-4 days a week (long-distance walking on Saturdays, as I'm training to do a half-marathon walk at the beginning of June) and weight training twice a week (one day is upp... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 22:57:12 EST Hello Hi, <BR> I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I am 32 years old (will be 33 in a few days) and am trying to get fit and healthy. I am from Massachusetts and like to do the normal stuff that everyone does hahaha. I'm hoping this site will help me get more organized and mindful of what I am eating. <BR> <BR> Erin :) Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:17:34 EST Hello from NC! 32 Hello :) Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:00:54 EST He Called Me Skinny! I just HAD to share this story with my Sparkfriends! I haven't felt skinny since, well, ever, and this situation reminds me that others may view us differently than we see ourselves. <BR> <BR> I was flying back from a Las Vegas vacation yesterday. I was flying alone on Southwest, which for those of you that don't know do not assign you a seat. As each passenger checks in online or at the airport, it is mostly first come, first serve as far as seating. Since I checked online the day befor... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:42:56 EST A Letter To..... I was reading a fitness mag the other day, and they had some great examples of letters some readers had written, as if they were writing to their own bodies. I thought it was a fantastic idea, and I wondered what my Sparkfriends and I would write. Here is what I came up with for myself: <BR> <BR> Dear Bod, <BR> <BR> Thanks for keeping me relatively healthy all these years, despite my negative thoughts toward you, and the abuse that I have given you. I apologize for all the greasy foods, ... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 13:46:36 EST A Moment of Gratitude Thank you thank you thank you! I was so surprised to see that I was team member of the month! <BR> <BR> You certainly made my Monday!!! :) Mon, 5 Apr 2010 14:04:22 EST Hey there Sparkers! I haven't been for a quite sometime now. Are Friday's still silly around here? Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:28:29 EST Hello!!! Washington checking in :) Good Afternoon! <BR> This is my first post here - I'm working on losing weight and getting fit. I'm signed up for a few races this year, though I'll technically only be racing myself ;) My asthma has always kept me from being a runner, but I'm done with limitations. I'm stoked to set new goals and meet new people; to challenge myself and surprise myself! <BR> <BR> I'm tired of waiting for life to happen - so I am going to get my body and mind to a place where I'm ready to go be active with t... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:15:59 EST New to this team I have been on spark people for about six months and just found this team. It definitely fits me, so I thought I would join. I am about 2 weeks away from my 33 b-day, and an educator from Michigan. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 00:20:01 EST Hello from San Diego I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I am a 35 year old woman working on improving myself and my health. I know what I need to do, but with life it gets hard to keep going in the right direction. I am looking for those who can help keep my on the right path and me the same for them. Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:38:25 EST Hi from Los Angeles! Just wanted to introduce myself to the group - nice to meet folks with similar goals to my own and are going through the same stuff w/ weightloss & dating! Anyways, I've been a member of Spark for a while but have just now gotten into the community and blogging - its great! Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:32:27 EST Hi from Los Angeles! Just wanted to introduce myself to the group - nice to meet folks with similar goals to my own and are going through the same stuff w/ weightloss & dating! Anyways, I've been a member of Spark for a while but have just now gotten into the community and blogging - its great! Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:32:10 EST What if you were married? Aside from the being in love part (I think we all want to love and be loved), do you think your life would be better, worse, or the same if you were married now? <BR> <BR> I love my independence and not having to answer to anyone, but I think life would be financially easier having 2 incomes. that I would have more financail freedom with the additional money - of course the price for that is having someone to answer to/consult with about the spending. <BR> <BR> I feel lonely at times, but ... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 12:03:08 EST Hola from Washington! I want to say hi. :) Welcome to your Tuesday Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:58:13 EST Hello there...from a little town in NY My name is Maryann and I'm 33 years old, working as an office manager for a small grocery store...a job I started while going to college and got stuck in, now for 15 years! Wow! I have more than 100lbs. that I want to lose...but I want more than that! I want to tone and work on losing inches to feel great in clothes and feel great dancing or in front of a crowd of people during a Relay for Life Event. I want to be encouragement for my parents and, hope that I can help them get healthier and... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 18:54:26 EST What Foods Have Helped In Your Weight Loss Efforts Have any of you found particular food items that are your go-to's for meals and snacking? These are things that have helped me: <BR> <BR> -Ground Turkey (I like the 7% fat instead of the 1% fat, because the 1% is difficult to cook with). I get it to make spaghetti sauce/meatloaf, and the frozen patties for burgers. <BR> -Fiber One Bars-I like the chocolate. They are nougaty <BR> -Motts Berry applesauce with fiber. <BR> -The subway fit fresh menu for when I need fast food <BR> -Oatmeal <... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 13:40:44 EST V-day As singleton's it's a great day to show ourselves some love. How will you pamper yourself today?? <BR> <BR> I for one am going for a 4 mile walk with a friend of mine. Maybe not everyone's idea of pampering, but I think it shows myself I love me <em>30</em> Sun, 14 Feb 2010 06:35:57 EST Does your weight interfere with dating? Do you feel that your weight has a negative impact on your ability to find a date, to get a 2nd date, to develop a healthy, happy, committed romatic relationship? <BR> <BR> I, for one, say yes. I don't think the right guys look at me as datable. The wrong guys apparently think I'm desprate or something b/c I have plenty of them showing interest in me. I get frustrated that I only seem to attract the wrong guys (the users, losers, etc) and that makes me want to give up on the whole dating ... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 09:28:15 EST hello from Alabama!! Hello! I'm Kelly, 30, single (obviously) and a graphic designer. I have more than 100 pounds to loose but I'm breaking it down two four 25 pound goals. My main obstacle is my fantastic desk job, hour and half commute (for now, looking to get a new apartment SOON), and my love of snacking. <BR> <BR> Anyways, thought I'd say hey! Let's do this!! Sun, 7 Feb 2010 23:24:44 EST Hey from NC My name is Shondra, My little sister introduced me to the site and I'm excited about joining. It looks like a lot of great tips and people. I really need a lot of support because it's taken me a long time to lose weight and get to my goal weight. If anyone is looking for a weight loss buddy, add me as a friend. Tue, 2 Feb 2010 14:43:59 EST Hi from Buffalo, NY! Hi everyone, I'm Sarah, and I'm single and 32. Just joined the team and am finally really throwing myself into my SP membership. I joined a couple of years ago, but was very scattered about it and really let it fall to the wayside after a month or so. But not this time! <BR> <BR> I got laid off from my job in Chicago at the end of May 2009 and have been unemployed since. I moved home to live with my parents in Buffalo, NY at the end of September. So being unemployed and looking for work... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 14:24:13 EST Dating Rules To Ditch-Glamour Magazine 1. Relationship rule to retire: Wait for the guy to call you <BR> 2. Relationship rule to retire: Lie about your busy weekend schedule so he'll (theoretically) want to go out with you even more <BR> 3. Relationship rule to retire: Call after the obligatory three days <BR> 4. Relationship rule to retire: Cook for your man <BR> 5. Relationship rule to retire: Let the man (always) pay the bill <BR> 6. Relationship rule to retire: Put on a show to impress your date <BR> 7. Relationship rule to re... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 14:07:27 EST Insight Into the Male Mind-Reasons He Dumped You 1. I Got Bored <BR> I've read many different hypotheses on attention span, but my favorite is from Wikipedia: <BR> <BR> "Continuous attention span, or the amount of time a human can focus on an object without any lapse at all, is very brief and may be as short as 8 seconds. After this amount of time, it is likely that an individual's eyes will shift focus, or that a stray thought will briefly enter consciousness." <BR> <BR> My attention span (unless it's a football game or a song) may be w... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:37:23 EST Hello fror MN Hello to everyone. I am 31, almost 32 and am located north of the cities in MN. I have been dieting my whole life and not very successfully. Last year I lost about 45 pounds and my goal this year is to lose another 40-50 pounds. What has helped me meet my goals recently is that I made arrangements to go to Italy in March. I would like to lose another 20 pounds before I go. <BR> <BR> My new Year's resolution this year is to work out a minimum of 6 days a week, 1 hour each day. So far I have ... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:45:44 EST My obligatory introductory post :) Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Kathleen. I'm 31, single and I live in Ottawa, Canada. I had a terrifying moment this past Sunday when I stepped on the scale and saw the dreaded 200. This is a weight I said I would never now that I've reached it, it's time to back away from it, slowly and healthily :) <BR> <BR> I know I can take this weight off...I've done it before (I lost 44 pounds back in 2004/05) but I didn't have enough willpower to keep it off. This time I feel different. I re... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 21:48:37 EST I need help I go to bed every night with the best of intentions. I WILL wake up early to do some exercises, I WILL make breakfast, I WILL take my meds, I WILL make a healthy lunch, I WILL go for a walk on my lunch break. The next morning I wake up with just enough to time get ready for work and get out the door often later than I should, with no breakfast, no meds, no great lunch and no motivation. I shamefully trudge through the day, mostly guilty and wondering what the point of it all is. And that ni... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 19:26:59 EST 2010 Team Member of the Month Challenge! Team Member of the Month Challenge! <BR> <BR> Thank you to those who wrote back offering me some challenge ideas, I greatly appreciate your support! <BR> <BR> I hope you all find a little encouragement with this challenge that I hope will run all year long. <BR> <BR> If you would like to participate in the challenge please sign up for the following goals (instructions on how to sign up are at the bottom): <BR> <BR> -Daily SparkPoints - enter the number of spark points you earned each day ... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:10:35 EST Hello! Just wanted to introduce myself to the group and say hello! I am looking forward to getting the motivation I need as well as helpful tips! Mon, 18 Jan 2010 19:05:12 EST NYC Singleton Here Hi- I just wanted to introduce myself. I've recently gained about 10 pounds that I'm determined to lose in 6 wks. It's the same 10 pounds I seem to regularly lose and re-gain. This time I'm determined to do it differently and keep it off. I'm excited this group exists and I look forward to actively participating in this group. <BR> <BR> Cheers! <BR> Liza Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:08:50 EST hello Im trying to understand how this works I joined this place mainly because I need support as all of my friends and family are thing and never had problem like mine. I dont know if anyone understand how this is. i dont know many ppl in my area either that have same goal. I would love to talk to someone that needs same feed back. <BR> IM going to Europe in a month to visit my cousin and Im panicking im too fat and is same reason i havent gone in many time. hopefully ill be able to lise some. ... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 20:51:35 EST Hello I just joined this team today after reading an article in a magazine about this website. I just turned 30 and have never been married and don't have any kids. I live in Pennsylvania and I am ready to make improvements/changes in my life. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:48:03 EST Almost 30, never married, no kids Hi all=) My name is Sarah and I will be 30 on May 11th. The date is coming up faster than I want it to. Still single, never married, and no children. Hoping that if I reach my weight loss goals then maybe I will have the confidence to meet new people. <BR> I am always longing for people to workout with. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 21:32:03 EST Hello, Hello! I'm Harriet, 35 and single! I've just joined SparkPeople. I'm really hoping to make some lasting changes in my life. I have about 50 lbs to lose and I'm excited and optimistic about getting out there. I'm training for my first 5K and I've just finished out the first week! I look forward to meeting you! Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:53:21 EST Hello to all! So, I joined last year. Too much happened and completely put my health on the back burner. I am ready to start fresh and have fun. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 01:38:03 EST DAting Websites Anyone use them? <BR> <BR> I was on and found not one date. <BR> <BR> I now use and OKCupid! I am still not findng anything. What is it that I am doing wrong? Sat, 9 Jan 2010 13:54:56 EST First or Second Dates, maybe 3rd Does anyone find themselves in this position? <BR> <BR> I have been on several first dates, some second dates and a few third dates and nothing more. Any advice? Sat, 9 Jan 2010 13:42:42 EST Hello from NJ Hello all I am Dee, i'm 31 and am hoping to regain the confidence that I had when I was in college and high school. I have gained most of my weight as an adult and with the weight gain I have lost my self confidence. It makes me uncomfortable dating and being myself. I am hoping to shed pounds, gain confidence and maybe even meet a nice guy. I am positive that 2010 is my year and I can't wait! Thu, 7 Jan 2010 16:11:16 EST Just Joined Hey all! <BR> <BR> Just joined this group wanted to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> Never married, no kids. My life is kept busy with work, animals, working with a local rescue group with fostering dogs, organizing fundraisers, volunteering, etc. <BR> <BR> Been on SP for a couple weeks now and loving it. Stuck to the nutrition plan fairly well so far and am now back to having a gym membership that I make use of 3-5 times a week. Love how supportive everyone on SP is!! Tue, 5 Jan 2010 11:46:47 EST New to Group Hello All, <BR> <BR> I am new to the group--live in Virginia and never married, no kids. I am not super new to SparkPeople but always find myself to be overwhelmed. Looking forward to learning more about SP and meeting some MOTIVATING individuals. I need all the motivation I can get right now. <em>224</em> Sun, 3 Jan 2010 21:52:42 EST hi y'all I just discoved spark tonight and got started right away. I have to admit that I am extremely overwhelmed. There is so much information <BR> I am a single 31 year old woman never married with no childer and I live in the Denver area <BR> <BR> Anyone have an suggestions for taking in all of this information? <BR> <BR> enaijay Sun, 3 Jan 2010 00:10:37 EST Introducing Myself Hi all! I am not new to Spark, but I am new to this team. I joined Spark in March of '09 and initially did very well, losing 16 lbs. Events in my life kind of overwhelmed me and though I tried to stick with Spark at first, found myself drifting away. I am now back and ready to get back in gear for myself! <BR> I am 38, completely single, and mom to a beautiful tuxedo kitten (okay cat, she's almost 2) named Disney. I was laid off in October and am currently looking for a new position, possibl... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:50:23 EST You know your a sparker when.... When your mom gets you a new set of rubbermaid containers and you're more excited about those then your new ipod! Mon, 21 Dec 2009 17:05:50 EST Hello from Texas Hello- I am 30 something...getting close to the 40 something and single. I have always used my weight as my excuse to not date..."once I lose the weight then I'll get out there". But whenever I start to lose the weight I sabotage myself so I never have to get out there:) But now I am losing the weight just for me...if I meet someone great if not I will still be a healthier better me. <BR> <BR> Well I guess I have rambled enough...glad to be a part of the team! Tue, 15 Dec 2009 22:32:49 EST Ciao bella! Ciao bello! Yedida here. <BR> <BR> Just joined today -- have been working out for a year consistently and have lost around 30 lbs, but I eat compulsively and emotionally (happy, sad, bored, angry, etc). So I made up my mind to log it all and be more conscious about it so I can change this bad habit and get more results out of my workouts. <BR> <BR> Hope all is well and that you are looking forward to some the holidays with the friends and family! Mon, 14 Dec 2009 20:27:01 EST Holiday season - depressing or exciting Do you find the holiday season exciting or depressing? If exciting, what makes it exciting? and if depressing, how do get yourself through it? Mon, 7 Dec 2009 15:10:41 EST Weekly Question 11/22-11/28 In honor of Thanksgiving - what are you thankful for? Tue, 24 Nov 2009 12:01:23 EST New From Arlington Heights, IL Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been overweight my whole life, well obese even, once I found out about the BMI! Surprised me. I've always been an active overweight person. Double sports in High School - first to jump into fun, active activities, and several bouts of going to the gym. Never stopped being over weight. <BR> <BR> Hit size 14 one summer when I tried out bulimia/anorexia (more of an experiment, and I was right - not my thing, despite the results :P) <BR> <BR> Spent the back ... Sun, 22 Nov 2009 17:24:17 EST Dating Tips: 7 Signs He's Serious About You I pretty much agree with all of these, especially #5 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> In that first month of dating, even the coolest guy can only play it so cool. If he's serious, he'll drop hints. <BR> It's hard to remember the simple things that indicate he is serious about you when you're being courted, especially when his game is intoxicating, and he's saying "all the right things." So keep in mind, seriousness should not be measured by: <BR> <BR> - The amount of money he's spending on you <BR> -... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 18:25:04 EST Weekly Question 11/8-11/14 Thanksgiving - what's your plan? Are you cooking? Are you bringing something to someone else's house? If you're cooking, are you cooking something special for you? Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:39:59 EST Single scene Friday night I went speed dating with my sister. It was fun but none of the guys that we meet I wasn't really interested in. At least it was an experience. And then again there weren't alot to pick from because as always the ratio of women to men was greater. So we left and went to the another lounge to meet some friends and the guys there were much older and a little chubbier lol and the music was so loud so you really could'nt talk to anyone unless you were yelling in their ears. aaaghh. We... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 15:04:50 EST Weekly Question 11/1-11/7 What brings you the most joy in life? A person, activity, pet, what makes you smile no matter what else is going on? Tue, 3 Nov 2009 07:43:25 EST No Idle time Challenge Hey everyone, For the month of November I am definately concentrating more on my protein intake and building muscle. Muscle burns fat. So I decided that when I have a free momment, for ex. watching tv that I can do something with toning or strength training. As soon as a commercial comes on I'll do some pushups aginst the wall or crunches etc.....When you have idle time what will you do to reach your goals? Tue, 3 Nov 2009 07:11:41 EST hello from Massachusetts I joined Spark a couple of months ago and am just starting to look into the Community aspect of it. I'm a 33 year old, single teacher from Massachusetts who is always looking for motivation and fun! Sun, 1 Nov 2009 22:39:08 EST 14 Relationship Mistakes We Wish We'd Stop Making 14 Relationship Mistakes We Wish We'd Stop Making <BR> <BR> By <BR> <BR> Updated: Oct 29, 2009 <BR> <BR> It's said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. So, yes, we know that snooping around our mate's email account is a bad idea and that believing in the fairy-tale love stories we grew up reading is silly, but sometimes we find ourselves giving these relationship moves the ol' college try! The results? N... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 20:32:12 EST Halloween Anyone have any fun plans for Halloween? <BR> Personally it is my FAV holiday. My friends and I have created a singing-sensation group called The Benetton Bitches(because we are so diverse!) and will be singing our way through the city in our homemade costumes and going to watch my brother play with a band in Boystown- Chicago USA. It will be a blast. Halloween in b-town is ALWAYS special. <BR> Will post a pic I am sure. <BR> How about you? <em>431</em> Thu, 29 Oct 2009 10:27:22 EST Weekly Question 10/25-10/31 Who is your biggest supporter, your loudest cheerleader? Tue, 27 Oct 2009 07:51:00 EST Hello from the Capital of WA My name is Kris. I just turned 30 in August, and I admit I had one of those pity moments of knowing everthing I thought would have happened by now, hasn't, and it's primarily because of my weight. I'm sick of feeling like life is passing me by because I don't feel confident about myself because of my weight. Life begins again at 30...right? Sat, 24 Oct 2009 23:48:20 EST Yesterday was my birthday but I didn't eat cake Hi I'm Therese, and this is my introduction message. I've been using this website for a year on-and-off but only truly committed to it for almost 2 weeks and I'm so motivated that it was not too hard to stick to the plan for the first few days. Yesterday was the first challenge, it was my birthday and I'm so "trained" to celebrate good things with food that I really had to challenge myself to stay with the plan. I'm happy I did it, I don't wish I'd had cake and I feel like this year I'm giv... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 08:35:27 EST Weekly Question 10/18-10/24 Is there a sabator in your life? Who is it? How have you handled this person? <BR> <BR> Is there someone who seems to continually be a bad influence on you, talking you out of exercise, or into eating things you don't really want? Sun, 18 Oct 2009 19:56:22 EST Weekend Woes Hi everyone- <BR> Don't know if this issue has been discussed-but I am looking for some HELP! <BR> It is well-known that the weekends are ROUGH when it comes to willpower. <BR> I go out drinking, eating, socializing, WHATEVER-you know how it is HARD! <BR> I plan ahead-keep track of calories, and repeat to myself"you will do this" "think of the end goal" etc etc. But I have friends who I think like to sabotage(misery loves company) and are jealous and threatened by change. <BR> How do ... Sat, 17 Oct 2009 20:19:57 EST Weekly Question 10/11-10/17 How do you 'force' yourself to exercise when you're really not interested in moving? Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:56:12 EST Happy Friday! Hi, I'm new. I hope to get in shape and lose the same weight that I've been struggling to lose for years. So glad to have found this particular team. I actually have a blog for singles that love Christmas, called Kris Kringle for Singles <BR> <BR> Fri, 9 Oct 2009 16:51:47 EST Dating Tips: 8 Habits That Wreck Your Relationship <link><BR>elationships/24360/dating-tips-8-habit<BR>s-that-wreck-your-relationship/ </link> Fri, 9 Oct 2009 00:04:57 EST Holiday parties Well soon Halloween then Thanksgiving and then Christmas...with all the extra temptation coming up as far as candy, big family get togethers and office parties. What size do you want to be at the end of the new year? I want to maintin my size 6 or get down to a 4 <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Oct 2009 14:58:22 EST Hey there My name is Jen and I'm 34 years old. I am having serious image issues. I've always been told all my life that I'm fat and not good enough. I have believed them for so long it's hard to stop thinking that they are right. I have gone from 279 lbs in April to 219 lbs now yet I still see myself as the same fat girl. So many people at my gym tell me that I am beautiful and that I look amazing but I just have a hard time seeing it for myself. As a result I don't see how anybody could love me.... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 14:51:00 EST Weekly Question 10/4-10/10 What's your weakness? Is it a specific food, drink, situation? <BR> <BR> Mine is chocolate...mmm chocolate <em>30</em> Mon, 5 Oct 2009 08:40:14 EST Break through Hello everyone. I know I have not posted much here-but I thought I would share a major victory in my journey. I have FINALLY broken through my 50lb weightloss plateau. I have been hovering in the same 10lb range for about 3 months-and it had been driving me bananas! But persistence and hard-work DO pay off and I have done it. Woo Hoo! <BR> <em>104</em> 30-50 more to go-easy! <BR> I did it by writing EVERY single thing down and increasing my strength work-outs and keeping in-touch via email... Sun, 4 Oct 2009 15:22:06 EST Hello! Hello! I just joined SP and in my travels through the Teams list, I came across this one. It fits me perfectly. I'm 36, I've never been married, in fact the longest relationship I had was only a few months long. And I don't have any kids. I need to lose about 25-30 pounds if only to feel better emotionally and physically. I really want to be able to bend over and tie my shoes and be able to breathe. I've been to that weight once, and I really want to get back there. But I need a swift kick in... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:46:58 EST Scavenger Hunt Here we will name an item, someone will go find a link for the item, or picture, or video and post that link. He/She that finds the link can then post the next item to be found in alphabetical order. Example: the first item is an apple, another team member finds a picture of an apple and posts the link and then names the next item to be found that starts with the letter B - Baseball. <BR> Please use the 'add a link' button to post your links to ensure that the links will work <em>30</em>... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:44:30 EST Weekly Question - 9/27-10/3 What is something that you learned on spark (either directly from the content or from another member) that helps you stay on track? <BR> <BR> Mine is that staying active on the site means I keep my goals in the front of my mind. Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:41:10 EST Name the next song Let's have a little fun - the name of the next song has to start w/ the last letter of the current song. Example - Song "I need a hero", the next song would start with an O. <BR> <BR> I actually love that song, so I'll start w/ the first song "I Need a Hero" - who's got a song that starts with O? Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:39:23 EST What did you have for lunch Challenge Professionals always say when you are loosing weight that it is good to keep a food journal. So heres the Challenge, for the entire Month of October lets see if everyone can have a healthy lunch. Post what you eat for lunch. I know this will help me be more accountable because its so easy to grab something and go or skip lunch all together. STARTS OCT 1... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 19:17:37 EST What Is Off Limits To Criticize Women About? Some work friends and I were recently discussing things that men can not criticize their girlfriends about. It was astounding how incorrect us guys were when trying to lay out our "rights" in terms of constructive criticism. The women in the office were appalled at what we thought we were allowed to talk about. If I could figure out what I am allowed to criticize and what I should stay away from, I'd avoid arguments and do a better job of hitting on girls. <BR> <BR> I'm guilty of saying thin... Sat, 26 Sep 2009 22:00:20 EST Is dating a chore or an adventure? Very recently a friend of mine said I should update my profile pics to find some 'new meat' (LOL) to date and my response was that now that school is over, I have other things to focus on, like getting my workouts back on track. I thought about it some more and realized that part of me doesn't really want to put a whole lot of effort into dating right now b/c it's starting to feel like a chore. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else feel like that? I mean once you have found someone to date for a whil... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:42:19 EST New to SPARK Hello everyone-- just trying to find some teams to fit into. I'm from MN and trying to get motivated to take better care of myself again. <BR> Micki Mon, 21 Sep 2009 21:28:45 EST Newbie in Lawton, Oklahoma Hi! I just turned 30 on June 16. I am new here and just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I am thankful that I found this site. There are so many great resources here and I really believe this is the "diet" I have been searching for. I have over 100+ pounds to lose and it isn't a diet I am looking for, but a new lifestyle. I want to be able to lose the weight, keep it off, and become a better healthier person. I have never been married, nor do I have any children and I think my wei... Sun, 13 Sep 2009 23:43:37 EST Hello from South Dakota Hi everyone - I just 'rejoined' sparkpeople and I'm looking for motivation. I've been on a plateau for almost a year and I need a kick in the butt to get going again. <BR> <BR> 30/F/South Dakota *waves* Tue, 8 Sep 2009 08:21:48 EST Labor Day Weekend - Stick With Your Plan I borrowed this from another group :-) <BR> <BR> Stick With Your Plan! Some reminder tips: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Track your food. <BR> That means all of it. <BR> <BR> 2. Plan your meals. <BR> A continuation of tip #1, plan your meals and snacks in advance so you can enjoy your favorites and still stay on track. <BR> <BR> 3. Look up calories before you bite. <BR> <BR> 4. Make fitness a priority. <BR> Walk, swim, bike. Every bit helps. The more activity you can add to your days the better off... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 10:17:47 EST I Found Some Motivation Okay, so I just past my 1 year anniversary with SP (yay for me for sticking to it!). I was able to lose 12 pounds last year. Unfortunately, I have gained some back so far this year (and we are already to September tomorrow). Sooooooooo...... <BR> <BR> At the end of last year 2008, I came to realization. There are 3 options for the end of this year. By New Years Day 2010, I can: <BR> <BR> 1. Be the same weight as last year <BR> 2. Weigh more than I did last year <BR> 3. Weigh less th... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 15:56:18 EST Hey there from Hamilton/London - Ontario Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm a 30 y/o Male, who recently moved to Hamilton to start my career. <BR> <BR> Now being in a new city stinks, cause my social circle is nil. The friends I have in London, are married. <BR> <BR> So this site Sparkpage is ideal. A way to swing back into being healthy and active again, and way to meet those on the same road and maybe some "sparks" lol <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Aug 2009 19:12:48 EST Ever gone back w/ an ex? Have you ever gone back to your ex? <BR> <BR> Have you ever tried to win back your ex? Did you succeed or fail? <BR> <BR> How'd things work out in the end? Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:11:52 EST Hi from sunny Cali! Just a quick hello to the group. I'm new to SP and hoping to meet some friends for inspiration. I've been scanning through the team page and it's nice to see such positive and supportive people. Glad to be among you sexy singles. Send me some love! Mon, 24 Aug 2009 14:41:23 EST New to this group in San Diego I have been on SP for a couple years, on and off; I've tried a few groups, some are just crazy active and some not so much. i find i want to connect with other single people who are in the same boat as me. I've been single now 5 1/2 years following a 10 yr relationship and still not ready to get into another one. i don't date because I'm not going to date the old nasty perverts (i do have some standards), but the good looking studs i want to date aren't interested in me. I know I'm pretty bu... Fri, 21 Aug 2009 23:28:05 EST Why e-mail chemistry is not enough Came across this article on this morning. <BR> <BR> This topic/concept is something I discovered a few years ago, and why I'd rather meet someone (as long as they're 'good on paper') sooner rather than later. I think this author does a really good job of explaining it, much better than I could ever do that's for sure. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Why e-mail chemistry is not enough <BR> <BR> By Ami Angelowicz (The Frisky) <BR> <BR> I heart words and communication. This includes e-mails, te... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:00:02 EST So Confused???? So...a few months ago I wrote about some of my married friends basically telling me that they didn't always want me around when they have get-togethers since they were all married and basically were concerned because I was single...whatever? Which is fine with me now, even though a few months ago it was pretty much a shock to the system. None the less I got over it and life goes on. Well this past Sunday at church, one of the "friends" husbands came up to me and asked if we could talk. I thou... Wed, 12 Aug 2009 23:49:53 EST Single forever... is that an option? I'm seriously thinking about it! I like my independence and my fairy tale bubble has been long bursted... that didn't make much sense but you all get my drift. I broke it off with Snail Mail (he works for the post office & hates that I say that lol) in a moment of stress and anxiety. What the heck are men for when I can take care of myself! But then I thought about it and Ok so maybe I'm not thinking anything long term with him but why not let him hang around. I enjoy movies, eating out, an e... Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:51:01 EST newly single and not loving it My name is Karen. My boyfriend of 6 years and I broke up for good recently. He just finished moving out a couple days ago. I'm feeling fat and ugly and unlovable. I know in time I will feel better, but if anyone has tips on how to handle the initial emptiness I'd love to hear them. Sat, 8 Aug 2009 11:08:56 EST What do you drive? I know this has nothing to do w/ weight loss and all, but I'm BORED out of my skull at work. I'm also taking a marketing class in which I have to write a marketing plan for a tangible product, blah blah blah..mine is a hybrid sports coupe (like an eclipse or altima (2 door), but a battery/gas hybrid) <BR> <BR> So just for my own curiousity, I thought I'd take an offical poll and inquire what my fellow single 30 something are driving....see if my target market is on track w/ me LOL So will ... Fri, 7 Aug 2009 15:03:33 EST wow, never thought I could... Hello everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Greta and I would love to be part of this group. I never thought I actually could meet people exactly in the same situation as me. All my friends are in partnerships. I am single and reaching an age where singleton is not part of the cool anymore. Also the last three years because of stress and burnout I have become obese and my alcohol intake quite high and lets not even talk about my smoking :) <BR> <BR> I would love to hear from you all and also unde... Fri, 7 Aug 2009 05:58:34 EST HI Everyone Hi everyone, <BR> I'm Lola or spacelola to the internet world... I am about to turn 33 and I've come to realize that I need to do something about the extra weight... I've carried around the extra weight for years now and with the weight has come issues and many problems... <BR> I am looking for motivation and hoping to find other 30 something's that have felt the same way or still do... Wed, 5 Aug 2009 19:02:12 EST Forcing myself I just mentioned in another thread that I got involved again with someone who is not good for me. I know it and I cannot change it. If it would be anyone I know, I would set her head straight. There are so many times, that I look at myself and shake the head asking "wtf are you doing, girl?". When we are together, I am the happiest person on the planet.. when not, it hurts.. big time. We are long-distance and I am sure, that I am not the only woman in his life. At least he is not with his gf ... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 07:46:50 EST