SparkPeople Living Healthy In Our 20's and 30's Team Messageboard This team is for anyone in their 20's and 30's who has set a goal to be physically and mentally healthy. Welcome and let's do this together! SparkPeople Living Healthy In Our 20's and 30's Team Messageboard We are all in this together Wishing all of us here good health, peace of mind, and love and support for each other. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:03:58 EST Hello Hey team! <BR> New here and boy did I struggle when I hit my 30s. I just wasn't where I imagined I should have been when it came to my life. I still struggle with finding a good balance. I would love to eat better, get better a cooking, really workout and build muscle and maybe even put on some weight. I just know I need to find better habits to instill. Hoping you all can be my inspiration. Any tips or tricks you care to share are always appreciated. <BR> Thanks, <BR> -Heather Sat, 30 Nov 2019 15:47:48 EST Intro Im Heather and I love the outdoors Sun, 1 Jul 2018 22:10:59 EST Neck and Shoulder tension I have erased an original post since no one was reading it anyway and I am feeling better so don't need advice anymore. (not like anyone cares.) Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:31:47 EST "No Excuse" November Challenge 2016 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I know the holidays are approaching fast and furious and I could use a group of buddies to help keep me on track. I've done pretty well this year but it's not over and that is why I want to start a "no excuse" November challenge! <BR> <BR> Comment below if you are interested! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:44:29 EST Country Heat! Autumn Calabrese has a new program out called Country Heat. It's a dance program with country music. I have tried it and it is a lot of fun! If you want more info message me or comment below! Mon, 1 Aug 2016 16:11:20 EST Hello from Canada! Hello everyone! <BR> I am a 28 year old mother of two beautiful, energetic children and married to my best friend. I work full time at an eye care clinic and have let my health slide over the past few years but I am ready to make positive changes and look forward to meeting new people along the journey!! Sun, 10 Jul 2016 14:22:33 EST Almost New I've been a member on sparkpeople for awhile, but I've always been too shy to introduce myself on here. I'm at a point where I finally feel like I'm ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle and I decided that since I'm making changes to my health, I could also make a change and say 'hi' to everyone :). Thu, 31 Mar 2016 01:18:19 EST Love Autumn Calabrese or Sagi Kalev? Autumn has teamed up with Sagi Kalev and created a brand new program called "The Masters Hammer and Chisel." It is going to be released in December. <BR> <BR> If you want more info and updates about the workout go to and make a free profile or let me know you are interested and I can add you on Facebook! <BR> <BR> Some of the things I know about the program are: <BR> <BR> It is a 2 month program <BR> It will have 14 workouts <BR> They are including cardi... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 14:27:01 EST Hello Hello Hello there , I hope you are all having a good day/evening. <BR> <BR> I am Charlie and I am 21 years old. <BR> I'm looking to become more healthy and to actually feel good about myself. <BR> I always struggle with my weight because of B/C and always being ill. <BR> <BR> I haven't tried any diets but I eat fairly healthy although I do admit <BR> I can cut out on the added sugars in my tea,limit fizzy drinks, and less crisps/choc. <BR> <BR> I work full time (40+ hours) so I find it hard to f... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 03:35:19 EST November Challenge I am starting a challenge to get us ready for the holidays! I'm going to keep it simple and just have 1 exercise type thing to do everyday to keep us on track. Let me know if you are interested by commenting below! Mon, 19 Oct 2015 17:12:36 EST June Challenge If you are intersted in the June challenge please sign up here. It's going to be a get up in the morning before work and exercise challenge! <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Andrea Thu, 28 May 2015 11:25:19 EST May Challenge Does anyone want to start a challenge or be my partner for a get up early before work and exercise challenge? <BR> <BR> Let me know if you are interested! Fri, 1 May 2015 16:05:36 EST Anyone up for an April Challenge? April will be upon us soon - anyone on this time willing to take on a one-month challenge? Here are my suggestions, but I'm willing to do just about anything that will keep me focused for the month, so if you have a suggestion, leave it here! <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes challenge - 30 minutes, 5 days a week, or something along those lines <BR> <BR> Fruits & Veggies challenge - making sure we get the right amount of fruits and veg each day <BR> <BR> Core challenge - doing exercises each day ... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:48:40 EST hello My name is Christina I am new to spark people so I'm very excited to see how this goes. I have been struggling with my weight since I had my first child seven years ago. Last year I did the low carb diet and it worked until I started eating carbs again and gained the weight back and then some. I work full time mother of two that has a loving husband of eight years. I would live you to add me so we can keep each other motivated. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 19:43:58 EST Insanity Max 30 group I didn't know if anyone was planning on getting insanity Max 30 this month. I have a group started if anyone would like to join! <BR> <BR><BR>s_individual.asp?gid=64021 Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:35:48 EST October challenge! Anyone interested in an October challenge? If you are let me know and tell me what kind of challenge you would be interested in. We could do weight loss, fitness minutes, morning exercise, no sugar..etc! <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Andrea Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:28:23 EST Group 3 Hello! The members of group 3 are: <BR> <BR> Katharina01 <BR> Fathinsn <BR> Reiams <BR> Sarahc85 <BR> <BR> Your focus is 4 workouts a week (1 strength, 1 cardio and 1 yoga/pilates), eat at least 2 servings of fuits and veggies a day, drink 60 oz of water and get 7 hours of sleep. You can check in below by putting your workout, oz of water, how many servings of freggies and how many hours of sleep you got. Also use this forum to chat and motivate each other! <BR> <BR> July- <BR> 27 <... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:35:46 EST Group 2 Hello! The members of Group 2 are: <BR> <BR> Stephanie19851 <BR> Onetexaschick <BR> Andrea102712 <BR> <BR> Since there is only 3 of us if you would like a facebook or text message check in let me know! I know that would help me! <BR> <BR> The focus for group 2 is morning workouts and nutrition. Our goals are to get up in the morning and do our workout before work, drink 60 oz of water a day and eat at least 2 servings of fruits and veggies a day. We can check in below with the workout... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:33:05 EST Group 1 Hello! Members of Group 1 are: <BR> Erinbaker2007 <BR> Slatervixenfit <BR> Ekbuhl <BR> Sardonicka <BR> Kzlenka93 <BR> <BR> Your focus is nutrition. Goals are stay in your calorie range, drink 60 oz of water and eat 3 servings of fruits and veggies. It would be best to track this daily, or every other day. Beside the date you can just put yes/no for calorie range, the # of ounces of water you drank and how many servings of "freggies" you had. Feel free to also chat here and keep each ot... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:26:10 EST oops i dont know how to delete this .. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:54:13 EST 6 weeks until Labor Day Challenge Hey! Let's make the most of the summer we have left! I know some people tend to lose focus right about now and I want a group of 5-8 people who are willing to BRING IT with me and keep each other on track! <BR> <BR> If you want to join the challenge sign up below and let me know what your goal(s)? <BR> <BR> 1. Do you want to lose weight or inches? (or you don't care as long as you lose something :) <BR> 2. Would you be interested in getting up before work to get your workout in? <BR> 3.... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:24:37 EST July facebook accountability group Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I am doing a July facebook accountability group. The June one was a great success so I will try it again. It's really nice to have a specific group of people to discuss things with and keep you motivated! <BR> <BR> Let me know if you want to join! Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:54:17 EST Piyo Group Hey everyone! Piyo by Chalene Johnson is going to be released 6/23/14. I'm getting people ready for a group challenge starting probably around 7/6. I know it's early but I wanted to give people enough time to save up for this amazing program! It's a combo of yoga and pilates mixed with strength and flexibility. <BR> <BR> Message me or comment here for more details! Sun, 18 May 2014 21:10:53 EST Facebook accountability group starting 6/1/14 Hey everyone! I'm starting an accountability group on 6/1/14. If you want more information please message me or post here! Sun, 18 May 2014 20:48:45 EST Will there be a May challenge? Just wondering because I want to play in a challenge :) Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:22:02 EST Anyone use a Fitbit? Does anyone use a Fitbit? How do you like yours? Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:47:45 EST Check in Week 1 March 2-8 <BR> <BR> Water: Goal is to get 64 oz of water a day (8 cups) if you do this give yourself 10 points <BR> Sun-10 <BR> Mon -10 <BR> Tues <BR> Wed <BR> Thurs <BR> Fri <BR> Sat <BR> <BR> Miles: Goal is to walk/run/elliptical 10 miles this week. If you do give yourself 50 points <BR> Sun- 2 miles <BR> Mon- 1.06 miles <BR> Tues <BR> Wed <BR> Thurs <BR> Fri <BR> Sat <BR> <BR> Total for week 1 Tue, 4 Mar 2014 08:56:49 EST Team Pot O' Gold Chat Room The members of the Pot O' Gold team are: <BR> Kendrastic <BR> Ms_Manda <BR> Fathinsn <BR> Nirupma <BR> Sunshine084 <BR> SarahC85 <BR> <BR> Here is where you can introduce yourself and chat throughout the month! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 20:51:41 EST Team Rainbow Chat Room The members of the Rainbow team are: <BR> Afstieg <BR> Anh102712 <BR> Scohanator <BR> Stephanie19851 <BR> Longlostames <BR> Kellyinva <BR> <BR> Here is where you introduce yourself and chat throughout the month! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 20:50:11 EST March Challenge Points Week 1 March 2-8 <BR> <BR> Water: Goal is to get 64 oz of water a day (8 cups) if you do this give yourself 10 points <BR> Sun-10 <BR> Mon-10 <BR> Tues-10 <BR> Wed-10 <BR> Thurs-0 <BR> Fri-10 <BR> Sat-0 <BR> <BR> Total- 50 <BR> <BR> Miles: Goal is to walk/run/elliptical 10 miles this week. If you do give yourself 50 points <BR> Sun <BR> Mon- 1.5 miles <BR> Tues <BR> Wed <BR> Thurs <BR> Fri <BR> Sat <BR> <BR> Total for week 1= 50 points <BR> ________________________________________<BR>___... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 20:38:09 EST March challenge! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> January and February were hard months for various reasons! I am hoping March is alot better and was wondering if anyone wants to do a March challenge. Here were some ideas: <BR> <BR> -team challenge <BR> -exercise everyday in March challenge to get motivated again and consistent <BR> -morning exercise challenge to celebrate one more hour of daylight! <BR> <BR> Im also looking for other ideas, let me know what you think and if you want to participate! Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:09:48 EST Hello everyone! Looking for a buddy My name is Ariana and I'm a 19 year old college student working as a waitress, trying to get to my ideal waist size and create new, healthy habits. My passions include cooking, reading, and gardening among others. I have a bad habit of emotional eating which I want to kick, but otherwise love to eat more naturally. I would like to find a buddy who wants to help each other make our goals, and improve for a better life living. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 01:26:32 EST Any Interest In A February Challenge? For those of you that missed the January 100 day exercise challenge, any interest in a February challenge? This would be a simple 10 minutes of exercise challenge. Anyone interested would be paired with an accountability buddy to check in daily or weekly as desired. When both teammates exercise per day, your team wins 1 point. Reply if you are interested in joining. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:54:24 EST New to Team! Hi All, <BR> <BR> My name is Kylee, I just turned 31 on January 3rd <em>198</em> .. I'm a new joiner to the team!! I have a goal to get into better shape for bathing suit weather... (story of my life) seems to be a reoccurring story every year. <BR> <BR> I'm from Southern Ontario, and boy is it cold here right now.. and well I'm too cheap to pay for a gym membership so I work out primarily at home.. in the basement.. Turbo Fire is my FAVORITE!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:19:42 EST Good afternoon Hello <BR> <BR> My name is Sage. I am country girl who is trying to get back into shape, I am from St. John's NL. I enjoy hiking, swimming, horse back ridding (although right now I can not afford it) target shooting and hanging out with my boyfriend. I am a cook by trade, and I love junk food. I live with two other people who are also trying to lose weight, but I never see them working out just struggling to eat healthier. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:37:59 EST January 2014 sign up Challenge Please sign up here for the January Challenge here. I will be posting the challenge tonight. <BR> Lets rock 2014 <em>381</em> <em>361</em> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 16:24:36 EST Interesting ways to sneak in exercise? Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I was just wondering if you have creative ways to incorporate exercise into your day? <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I had a lengthy article to read at work and I put on my tennis shoes to walk the campus where I work while reading. It was all indoor walking and I went up and down the stairs several times. Sort of strange and slightly dangerous, but it was a solid 30 minute walk! <BR> <BR> I also am trying to break every hour to do 10 squats and 10 lunges. Might be weird ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 10:44:12 EST Hello! Hi all, <BR> I'm "new" here… I was previously on SP in 2010, but am trying to get back on my feet with my healthy living goals. A lot has changed in life since the last time I was here so I created a new page. <BR> I'm 25, love to cook, love to run… in fact I ran my first marathon this year! But I love to eat more than anything, which is half my problem so I am here finding balance. <BR> <BR> I look forward to making new friends! Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:01:27 EST Dec Silver Team Hello Silver Team! Team members: MIMISBEE, GIRLINSING, REDROSE1990 <BR> <BR> This is your space to check in with each other daily, keep track of your minutes and if one person could please post a weekly tally in the check in thread, that would be great. <BR> <BR> The December rules/points are posted in the sign up thread! All the best for this amazing month!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>381</em> <em>249</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:12:43 EST Dec Forest Green Team Hello Forest Green Team! Team members: FATHINSN, LADYWRITER09, SUNSHINE084 <BR> <BR> This is your space to check in with each other daily, keep track of your minutes and if one person could please post a weekly tally in the check in thread, that would be great. <BR> <BR> The December rules/points are posted in the sign up thread! All the best for this amazing month!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>381</em> <em>249</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:11:39 EST Dec Aqua Blue Team Hello Aqua Blue Team! Team members: SQUIRREL_NUTKIN, GEEKYGIRLCHERYL, JAI_COVEY, LONGLOSTAMES <BR> <BR> This is your space to check in with each other daily, keep track of your minutes and if one person could please post a weekly tally in the check in thread, that would be great. <BR> <BR> The December rules/points are posted in the sign up thread! All the best for this amazing month!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>381</em> <em>249</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:09:58 EST Dec Fuschia Team Hello Fuschia Team! Team members: CMATHUR, HEATHERKORINNE, AIMS130, EKBUHL <BR> <BR> This is your space to check in with each other daily, keep track of your minutes and if one person could please post a weekly tally in the check in thread, that would be great. <BR> <BR> The December rules/points are posted in the sign up thread! All the best for this amazing month!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>381</em> <em>249</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:04:38 EST December Challenge *Check In* Hi there challenge participants! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> This is where you check in. I would ask one member from each team to check in at the end of the week with your team's scores in the following format: <BR> <BR> Red Team - Week 1 <BR> CMATHUR/BOB1/BOB2 <BR> 12/1: 7/5/4 <BR> 12/2: 11/12/13 <BR> <BR> It is helpful if in the team threads, each member did a daily tally. That way a rep from each day just has to skim through your numbers to present the team's score for the week. Please po... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:33:57 EST December Challenge SIGN UP Hello there lovely team members! <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <em>209</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you've all been having an amazing November and 2013! Guess what? The last month of the year is quickly approaching. I last ran a challenge here in August - it's been a whole three months and I feel a bit rusty as team lead for a challenge, but I'm going to give it a try! <BR> <BR> Our December Challenge will run the full four weeks of December plus the last days of December, the 29, 30 and 31. I... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:15:46 EST Hello World! Hey everyone, I'm Amy and I'm a 23 yr old recent college grad! As with many people like me, the freshman 15 turned into the freshman 50! Dining halls and fast food became my best friend, and my addiction to sugar was the royal icing on the cake. I'm not looking to be skinny and thin, just healthy and at an ideal weight. I'm looking for a supportive community to help me on my journey to becoming a better "me". Message or friend me, I'd love to get to know everyone! <BR> Carpe Diem, <BR> Amy <B... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:49:05 EST November Challenge - Weekly Challenge Week 1 - 4th - 10th November <BR> <BR> 1pt per day - 20 minutes cardio exercies (max 7pts per week) <BR> 1pt per day - at least 8 glasses of water per day (max 7pts per week) <BR> <BR> Bonus points - 10 points total <BR> <BR> 1. Write in your post one reward you are going to give yourself at the end of November if your team has a higher point score than the other. We are always motivated when we have something to aim for and hold each other accountable! <BR> <BR> AND <BR> <BR> 2a. Find a... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 06:30:19 EST November Team Challenge - Team 2 Welcome Team 2. <BR> <BR> This is your forum for this months challenge where you can motivate each other and track your performance each week. <BR> <BR> Some house keeping: <BR> <BR> 1. Agree among yourselves on a team name, otherwise you will from now on be referred to as Team 2 :) <BR> <BR> 2. The challenge runs from 4th November till 1 December <BR> <BR> 3. Your weekly results need to be posted here by Monday each week to be counted. I will then attempt to have the results posted on... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 11:22:48 EST November Challenge - Team 1 Welcome Team 1. This is your forum for this months challenge where you can motivate each other and track your performance each week. <BR> <BR> Some house keeping: <BR> <BR> 1. Agree among yourselves on a team name, otherwise you will from now on be referred to as Team 1 :) <BR> <BR> 2. The challenge runs from 4th November till 1 December <BR> <BR> 3. Your weekly results need to be posted here by Monday each week to be counted. I will then attempt to have the results posted on the followi... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 11:21:45 EST November Challenge Sign Up Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> November has snuck up on so quickly and started before we even got a chance to start this months challenge. <BR> <BR> As this month is my first month running one of the challenges, Im going to keep it simple, but try and keep some of the format from previous challenges. <BR> <BR> Please reply to this post if you would like to join this months challenge and I will allocate the teams by this Saturday so you know your team by the start of this week. <BR> <BR> In... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:01:39 EST never actually introduced myself Hello fellow sparkers! <BR> <BR> I never actually introduced myself. My name is Jai and I am trying to lose at least 25 pounds. I am 29 years old and I am trying to lose some weight for my 30th birthday in April. I have two children ages 4 (boy) and 2 (girl). I have been with my finace for over 7 seven years now. I want to be overall healthier and feel better about myself. I've been on SP for over a year now, but I have been on and off. The first time I was on Sparkpeople I lost 8 pounds in... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 14:02:41 EST Hi Hi, my name is Heather and I'm 29. I have joined sparkpeople couple years ago and have not been consistent or fully taken advantage of the site. It's time for a change and a fresh start. I have been avoiding pictures long enough and with my best friends wedding coming up avoiding is not going to work. I am coming into this with a new approach and determination. Tue, 8 Oct 2013 16:02:03 EST October Chanllenge Is it too late to join in the challenge and join a team? Wed, 2 Oct 2013 10:59:22 EST October Challenge Team 2: Silver Lining Sunbeams Silver Lining Sunbeams: GIRLINSING, EKBUHL, SUNSHINE084, CMATHUR, MSTRDSEEDFAITH, MSBUBBLES12, JAI_COVEY, WHITEHEAD2013 <BR> <BR> This is where you will be writing how many minutes of activity you did each day, in addition to recording that you did any of the special weekly challenges. <BR> This is also where you can talk to each other and encourage, motivate, etc. <BR> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:08:19 EST October Challenge TEAM 1: Workout Warriors Workout Warriors: KDANA4, ANRU7695, POOBEAR131, ERINBAKER2007, GEEKYGIRLCHERYL, SPAZHAM, MOREY3ML, LOVINGMOMMY08, ICE_NFIRE <BR> <BR> This is where you will be writing how many minutes of activity you did each day, in addition to recording that you did any of the special weekly challenges. <BR> This is also where you can talk to each other and encourage, motivate, etc. <BR> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:04:37 EST October Challenge Sign Up! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> It's almost October so I want to get going on the sign up for the October Challenge. It will happen much the same as in previous months, with a few twists/bonus points available each week. <BR> <BR> When you sign up here, please also include one or more suggestions of what you want to see this month in the challenge. Are there things you liked/didn't like from previous month's challenges? What was the best part, and what would you like more support with this month... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:23:05 EST Crimson Team: GEEKYGIRL, GIRLINSING, JDMAKEIT2HOT Welcome to the Crimson Team! I hope you guys are ready to stay on track this month and help us keep motivated to make healthy decisions. Good Luck! <BR> <BR> Although I am not mentioned on your feed, I will be on your team. Mon, 9 Sep 2013 09:33:49 EST Amber Team: CMATHUR, ANRU7695, JKGAVIN, SPAZHAM Welcome to the Amber Team! I hope you guys are ready to stay on track this month and help us keep motivated to make healthy decisions. Good Luck! Mon, 9 Sep 2013 09:29:15 EST September Challenge Check In ~ATTENTION~ <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Here are the rules for the challenge, please read carefully! <BR> <BR> Beginning 8/9/2013, post your fitness minutes you did for each weekday, Sunday through Saturday in your TEAM CHAT thread. Each day aim for a minimum of 20 minutes of fitness, it can be strength or cardio workouts. In addition, to get the full amount of points each day, at least 10 minutes dedicated to doing something for you (reward of personal time) that does not pertai... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 09:24:53 EST September Challenge Hi there team! Hope you're all having a great year. <BR> <BR> I'm going to get our September challenge going. <BR> <BR> This month's challenge is to check in each weekday you do exercise. We are make some minor changes that will be rewarding and motivational. Each team will have their own chat forum, and I will make a "September exercise challenge *check - in* where we can log our daily exercise. At the end of each week, one member from each team will post the team's results, similar to th... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 09:04:44 EST Blue: SAMANTHAF92/CMATHUR/AC TIONHEROFOX/SPARK-RACH SAMANTHAF92/CMATHUR/SPARK-RACHEL22/ACTIONH<BR>EROFOX <BR> <BR> This is your place to chat, keep in touch, and post your daily fitness minutes. At the end of the week, I would ask that one person from your team post your weekly tally into the August check-in thread. <BR> <BR> You rock! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 17:41:14 EST Pink Team: SARAHL81 7/JBOYLE S2/GOODFEELING08/DREAM SARAHL817/JBOYLES2/GOODFEELING08/DREAMSCAP<BR>ER <BR> <BR> This is your place to chat, keep in touch, and post your daily fitness minutes. At the end of the week, I would ask that one person from your team post your weekly tally into the August check-in thread. <BR> <BR> You rock! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 17:40:28 EST Orange Team: ANRU7695 /LADYWRI ITER09/FIT4BLISS/RJ ANRU7695/LADYWRITER09/FIT4BLISS/THENEW_RJ <BR> <BR> This is your place to chat, keep in touch, and post your daily fitness minutes. At the end of the week, I would ask that one person from your team post your weekly tally into the August check-in thread. <BR> <BR> You rock! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 17:39:21 EST Yellow Team: JKGAVIN/GIRLI NSING/SPAZHAM JKGAVIN/GIRLINSING/SPAZHAM <BR> <BR> This is your place to chat, keep in touch, and post your daily fitness minutes. At the end of the week, I would ask that one person from your team post your weekly tally into the August check-in thread. <BR> <BR> You rock! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 17:35:32 EST Purple: GLAMOUROU SMOM/GEEK GIRLCHERYL/NHVENKY/FATH GLAMOUROUSMOM/GEEKYGIRLCHERYL/NHVENKY/FATH<BR>INSN <BR> <BR> This is your place to chat, keep in touch, and post your daily fitness minutes. At the end of the week, I would ask that one person from your team post your weekly tally into the August check-in thread. <BR> <BR> You rock! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 17:33:49 EST August exercise challenge "check in" <em>215</em> ATTENTION ATTENTION <em>215</em> <BR> Here are the rules for the challenge, please read carefully! <BR> <BR> Beginning 8/5/2013, post your fitness minutes you did for each weekday, Monday through Friday in your <em>437</em> TEAM CHAT <em>437</em> thread. Each day aim for a minimum of 20 minutes of fitness, it can be strength or cardio workouts. <BR> <BR> e.g. <BR> CMATHUR <BR> 8/5 - 20 minutes yoga <BR> <BR> For every day that you do at least 20 minutes of fitness... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 09:15:39 EST August exercise challenge Hi there team! Hope you're all having a great year. <BR> <BR> I'm going to kickstart our August challenge. Some of you have participated since June when we were partnered up, and again in July where we made two teams. <BR> <BR> This month's challenge is to check in each weekday you do exercise. Each team will have their own chat forum, and I will make an "August exercise challenge *check - in* where we can log our daily exercise. At the end of each week, one member from each team will pos... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 09:13:07 EST Blue star team chat The blue star team is noplacespecial, scohanator and anh102712(me). Feel free to introduce yourself! Im excited for July! Mon, 1 Jul 2013 19:08:38 EST Red stripe team chat! Red stripe team is fathinsn, cmathur and spazham! Feel free to chat and motivate each other! Mon, 1 Jul 2013 19:07:00 EST July exercise challenge "check-in" This is where you stop by each day you exercise and let us know what you did! Mon, 1 Jul 2013 19:05:36 EST July exercise challenge Hello! <BR> <BR> This challenge is going to be similar to the one in June. But I've decided to make a few changes. I'm going to have "teams" of 3 or 4 people. And this time you won't have to exercise in the morning, you can exercise anytime you want. You will check in just like you did before and your team will get 1 point for each check in. <BR> <BR> Sign up here if you want to participate! Challenge starts 7/1! Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:07:57 EST Hey future buddy! 21 and working hard to improve. Hey all - I'm Jessica, a 21 year old working/full-time university student. I used to be pretty fit in the past, but the last 3 years I've struggled mentally, and had problems with binging and staying motivated. I'm 5'2'' and would like to get down from my highest weight of 180 to about 140-150lbs. I've been going pretty consistently for the last month with C25K running 3 times a week and strength training 3 times a week, and lost 6 pounds so far. Working on my mental wellbeing is one of my ma... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:36:22 EST ~*Accepting Applications For Cool Spark Friends*~ Hey guys. I'm Sara, I'm 22. I dig pilates, HIIT, and good weather. I think it would be a good experience to have some Spark Friends to follow up with. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 02:52:30 EST Hey I'm Rachel Hey I'm Rachel! 26 from Philadelphia. I'm on SparkPeople to lose 93 pounds and tone. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:31:26 EST Healthy Life I have never posted here before so here goes.....I am trying to become healthier to be a better mother and feel good about myself. I am 27 years old and I have two children: a 7 year old boy and a 4 month old girl. <BR> <BR> I have gained a lot of weight throughout the last few years due to bad eating habits, laziness, and a sedentary lifestyle (I work in a cubicle at a computer and do not exercise). Today is my first day of quitting smoking cold turkey and the last couple weeks I have ACTUA... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 15:07:10 EST Team# 11 RobertS420/N placespecial Chat here! <BR> <BR> Note: I do know that noplacespecial will be doing workouts another time besides the morning because she has to work at 6am. <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 May 2013 09:26:39 EST Team# 10 JSEOW8/Lizziexo chat Chat here! Fri, 31 May 2013 09:25:46 EST Team# 9 Loves2Run08 /Scohanator chat Chat here! Fri, 31 May 2013 09:25:02 EST Team# 8 anh10271 2/Laciez chat Chat here! Fri, 31 May 2013 09:24:07 EST Team# 7 JLBrown240 /Valiendra chat chat here! Fri, 31 May 2013 09:23:20 EST Team# 6 ErinM10/Ski nnysummer13 Chat here! Fri, 31 May 2013 09:22:34 EST Team# 5 Readytolose it/Wparcell chat Chat here! Fri, 31 May 2013 09:22:00 EST Team# 4 Norolimfro do/Spazham chat Chat here! Fri, 31 May 2013 09:21:28 EST Team# 3 Loves2sing4 678/Nirupma chat Chat here! Fri, 31 May 2013 09:21:01 EST Team# 2 Ebollmeyer Poobear131 chat Chat here! Fri, 31 May 2013 09:20:29 EST Team #1 Cmathur/ Fathinsn chat Chat here! Fri, 31 May 2013 09:19:48 EST June morning exercise challenge "check-in" Hello! <BR> <BR> This is where you will let me know what workout you did so I can give you a point for your team. Like I said one person can check in for the team or you can both check in individually. <BR> <BR> Any questions let me know! <BR> <BR> Andrea Fri, 31 May 2013 09:13:05 EST looking for a buddy! hi :) <BR> im totally cheating by joining this team since I'm still 19. <BR> but if there's anyone in their early 20s (or a cheater like me who isn't quite 20) then I would love to buddies with you! I probably wanna lose like 20-30 pounds or so. I like running on my treadmill and such. <BR> im fun and cool and nice so add me if you want! Tue, 28 May 2013 20:49:54 EST June morning exercise partner challenge sign-up Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm starting another morning exercise challenge but this time it has a bit more of a motivational factor with it. I'm going to assign everyone a partner. And if both members of the team exercise in the morning you get 1 point. The team with the most points out of 20 wins! <BR> <BR> The challenge will begin 6-3-13. If you are interested please sign up here and more information will follow! <BR> <BR> I think having 1 specific person that you have to be accountable... Mon, 20 May 2013 15:51:53 EST 18 week summer exercise challenge (May-August) Hi Team! <BR> <BR> So I have decided to take it up a notch and was going to see if anyone wanted to join me! I have made a challenge for myself of 5,000 fitness minutes and 50 morning workouts in 4 months. Basically it's going to be a 1x/week check in that includes weight in and how many minutes you did for that week. The challenge will start 5/1. <BR> <BR> Week 1 (5-1 to 5-7) <BR> Weight/Measurements: <BR> Weekly Minutes: <BR> Morning Workouts <BR> <BR> Week 2 (5-8 to 5-14) <BR> Wei... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:31:39 EST Racquetball Game(s) - Dallas I'm looking for someone who'd like a game of racquetball. Preferably a member of the Cityplace LA Fitness. Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:33:19 EST April morning exercise challenge! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I saw that spark is doing an April challenge to encourage morning exercise so i thought i would make a group and a check-in spot. If you are interested let me know! <BR> <BR> Andrea Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:20:39 EST 21/M/FL As topic says 21 year old, male, residing in Florida. I am looking for someone to help me keep on track around the same fitness level as me or at least close to it. I am looking to get down to 175 lbs... Last weigh in was 200.04 ... The most I have been is 214.04 lbs... I need to lose the weight but tone at the same time. If you could help that would be great. Thanks. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 12:34:10 EST Introduction... My name is Greg. I joined this site about a year ago. It was doing good for me in the last couple months, but I had fallen off the wagon. Trying to get back on and get to my goal once again. Since i fell I have been scared to get back on the scale... Yikes.. <BR> <BR> I am in New Port Richey area of Florida. Hoping to find people around my area that can help me keep on track and I can help you too. Challenge each other. I have a manager who is great at this but he is so far above my level t... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 12:30:43 EST Let me introduce myself Well, i am a father of two children (5 and 1 1/2 years old), and they are the main reason that i am changing my lifestyle. I was playing with my children, chasing them around the house, and when i started gasping for air and couldnt keep up, i knew that it was time for a change. My kids deserve to have their father be able to play and not nearly pass out after 10 minutes. So far, ive lost 35 pounds and has been 2 months since i smoked. My change is going great, and my kids are a big motivatio... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 14:09:20 EST Hey guys! Hey guys, I'm Rae! I'm on Spark to lose 80 pounds and tone and get more energy and confidence! Tue, 5 Feb 2013 21:34:08 EST Just taking advantage of the community of Spark Hi there, I'm Leah. I never know what to say about myself in introductions so I'll just say I've been a member of SparkPeople for awhile, but only starting committing myself a couple of weeks ago. I just wrote my first blog post, and look forward to the adventure this year will bring! Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:25:33 EST April 5K I am doing a 5k walk with my family in April. I have never done one before and was wondering if there were any tips or suggestions of what to do and what not to do in preparing for this event. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:27:33 EST Taking this all one day at a time Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Heather, I am 24, 5'2", and 126 lbs. I've made the decision that I need to live a healthier life, you only get once chance, right?? <BR> <BR> My goal is to be down 10-15 pounds, or in general just be more fit, toned, feel better, and look better in a bikini come June 1st of this year. <BR> <BR> <BR> As of the first of the year, I've signed up at a local gym with the goal to workout 5 days a week. My schedule more or less looks like this: <BR> <BR> Mon: 30-60... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:25:11 EST Hello All! I'm Nicki. I had a baby in August and I'm working to get into shape. I want to live healthier and just show my daughters that they don't have to go down this road. I've always been an emotion eater and I would like to put my emotions into something productive. A year ago I quit smoking after ten years, so if I could do that I know I can do this! One day at a time, right?? <BR> Also any support helps, as my husband is one of those I'm going to eat a box of chocolates in front of you while yo... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 03:54:07 EST New 2 team! Hi! I'm Kat & I turned 28 this year. I've been a member of SparkPeople for about 7 years, but I've been off & on during that time. The last 2 years I've really committed & am trying to lose about 0.5 pound a week. I know its slow, but my previously aggressive goals make me feel defeated before I start. <BR> Anyway, I live in Missouri and just started an overnight cleaning job. I have no children & live alone, save for my friend's 15# Russian Blue cat that I'm watching while he is ... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 05:20:30 EST 45 pounds to lose, 25 y.o. female Hi! I am looking for a weight loss budy. I am 25 y.o. and my goal is to lose 44 pounds till the end of May. I live with my boyfriend who is really supportive, but he doesn't have any weight problems so sometimes I feel he doesn't understand me. So I am looking for someone I can email daily for exercise and meal ideas, motivation and support. I love travelling, reading, photography, music, series, movies, politics and now, I guess, healthy lifestyle :) Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:30:00 EST Back for the first time Hello all! I've been a member of Spark People for a couple years now. This is my first time ever writing a post (I'm pretty sure anyways). It seems like everytime I get in a great routine with eating habits and exercise, one hiccup comes along (I have to cancel a workout day, someone in the house gets sick, we go out of town, etc.) and I fall into the habit of pre packaged, fattening foods, and blow off working out. I am ready to get back to my healthy self, AND stick with it! Any motiva... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 14:30:38 EST I actually worked out today! I've been thinking about new years resolutions. There is the obvious health ones like eating right and exercising and other more personal ones like starting to write again. I am going to search for a blog site but then I remembered this one. So I'll start writing on here a lot more. <BR> <BR> Anyways, I actually went to the gym today! I had canceled my gym membership because I moved to an apartment (first time living on my own btw) and the apartment has one. I've lived here a month and alway... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 14:05:43 EST Hi Hey, everyone. I'm just trying to get down a few pounds so I can start gaining muscles. Its nice to meet all of you. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:00:25 EST Weigh-in holiday Challenge Hello ladies and gentlemen: <BR> <BR> Im back from my honeymoon and I'm finding my motivation is lacking. So I thought I would start a weigh-in challenge. I would like Wednesday to be weigh in days. You can just start by saying your start weight and then the next couple of Wednesdays. I'm going to start today but if you guys want to join in next Wednesday or post early tomorrow that is fine. <BR> <BR> I know not everyone goes by weight and likes to keep track of non scale victories and... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:07:45 EST hi im new My name is sara and I've recently found out i have polycystic ovarian hoping to excersie and eat right..and create a healthy lifestyle so i can better my doctor recommended this site...which i hope will motivate and help me with healthier goals for my life Tue, 30 Oct 2012 05:29:42 EST SparkCoach Has anyone tried the new SparkCoach yet? Do you like it? Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:07:15 EST Holy freaking I haven't been on this website in about 2 months! I'm ready to get back into it. Seeing as I'm goingn to be 30 on November 24, why not go out of my 20s feeling my best? <BR> <BR> Let's do this! Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:18:39 EST road trip!!! I'm going on a road trip starting tomorrow. Its a six hour drive. I'm used to eating chips, beef jerky, cokes, and coffee when I go on road trips but I want to be good this time. But what kind of healthy food is there at gas stations? What should I do? <BR> <BR> I don't know what to eat the whole trip for that matter! <em>24</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:30:39 EST 25 and married, looking for a support buddy I'm a 25 year old married female who has already lost 30+ pounds on my journey so far. I have a few people that I stay in touch with for motivation but it feels like I'm always providing the motivation and never receiving any. I need someone who will put in as much effort to reaching their goals as I do and someone who will work hard to keep each other accountable. I am available for this either by email or texting, whichever works best. Please message me or comment on here if you're interest... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:29:42 EST hi all! hi everyone! my name is missy. i'm a 26 yr old stay at home mom/full time online student. I have two little ones, a girl (7) and a boy (4). i've been married for 6 years. <BR> <BR> once i started school up again, i got completely lost in what i was doing with that and the kids going back to school. i put everything above my goals for weight loss and while i have gained any new weight, i haven't lost any either. My eating has gone back to "mom" eating aka grabbing whatever i can find/whateve... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 23:27:58 EST hope this isn't TMI I joined this site early this morning at 3am (I work a swing shift so I'm often up very late) after attempting to go to the gym. It took me over an hour to walk 3 miles! And the only way I got through it was because I was watching TV shows on Netflix with my smart phone. <BR> <BR> I'm not over weight at all but I'm also the laziest person I know. I've noticed that I don’t' really do... anything! If I try and work out I get tired almost immediately. And for eating healthy... It’s just so muc... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 13:29:10 EST Fall 5k Challenge Is anyone doing the virtual 5k? I'm considering it if only to give myself a deadline. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:23:19 EST Hi! Hi everyone! I am a twenty-three year old SparkPeople newbie and so ready to begin this journey! I have always been on the curvier side of things, but after a thyroid issue in college, my weight began to creep into numbers I thought I would never see. That was nearly two years ago and I've never really lost the weight. I am also a newlywed and while my husband and I TRY to eat healthy, going out to eat is always a simpler option! Now, we are ready to take the next step in our lives and start ... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:27:55 EST Hello!!! Hello fellow users! I am so excited to have found such a wonderful resource in my journey to a healthier me. I look forward to what's in store! I am happy to be apart of such a supportive and motivating community. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:17:54 EST New to Sparkpeople! Hey, <BR> <BR> How does everyone like spark people? Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:12:47 EST Hi! Hi, I'm new to spark people, and this team, just thought I'd intoduce myself quickly. <BR> <BR> I'm 28 and have three daughters (5,6,8). I have always been active and try to eat right. I love cooking and experimenting with food to keep it interesting. <BR> My husband is quite overweight and I'd love some advice to help him out and get him more interested in exercising with me, I worry for his health and cannot imagine life without him. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 22:39:48 EST Insanity is anyone taking the Challenge? I am currently on day two of insanity along with a healthy diet. I feel like already I see changes maybe I am excited. Is anyone else doing the insanity challenge and how is it going for you? Tue, 18 Sep 2012 23:47:05 EST Who else has "started over" many times?? Hey everyone, my name is Christine and today is day one for losing weight! This will be my last time to start over again! I am so detirmined, and despite the fact that I live in a house full of junk food eaters...I have the will power to do this :) Who's with me? Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:05:57 EST Mayra T Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> So I am going shopping today.. Anyone know of some good healthy snacks I could buy? <BR> other than fruit and veggies? <BR> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:45:19 EST Quick intro! Hey all! My name is Beth and I'm new to the sparkpeople community. I thought it would be a great way for me to keep on track. I just moved to a new area a few months ago and I work 2 jobs, one being overnight, which makes it really hard to stick to any type of schedule. That being said, I've always been super interested in nutrition and fitness from a clinical type standpoint, but I want to incorporate it into my life. Considering my lifestyle currently (constantly working or commuting, NEVE... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 05:35:52 EST Daily Check-in Hi guys, my name's Lizzie and I'm the new team leader for Living Healthy In our 20's. Like many of you, I have been overweight most of my life and I've decided to make a positive change in my life. For a couple of months now, I have learned to discipline myself and the importance of fitness. Not only am I losing weight and I'm also becoming stronger and more fit. I encourage you to drop by and say hi in this forum. Let us hold each other accountable for the progress we are making and it'll al... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:50:48 EST seana 25 mum of 2 hi my name is seana i have 2 children a son at 2 and another son at 4, I found it extremley difficult to lose weight and tone up after i had a c section after my last son who was 9lbs.After my c section i was diagnosed with nerve damage so its been even harder to tone up, im 5 foot and 5.3 inches tall and weigh 11 stone. Im very depressed with how i look and im always doing crazy diets but this time i want to do it right. I work and with two children under the age of 5 its very hard to have a... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 06:16:29 EST Hey! Hey! I am new to sparkpeople, and so far I really like it! <BR> My goals are to eat healthy and maintain my current weight. As a college student and eating in the school cafeteria, making wise food choices can be hard! I want to start good habits now though. <BR> I little about me though... I am a business major in my junior year of college. I am pretty active with the events and activities at college and love getting to know everyone! I work in the coffee shop on campus, so it is easy to mee... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:56:00 EST I'm new :) Hi! I'm Jessica! I'm 22 years old. I'm married and have a 3 year old little girl who I currently stay home with. I'm from Georgia and have a passion for music, children and doing hair :) Thu, 23 Aug 2012 08:47:06 EST Hi! I'm new to Spark People! Hi! I've been on my weight loss journey for roughly 4 years now. I have met a lot of great people and learned a lot and hope to meet more people and learn more here! Throughout my journey social support has been a great help to me and I hope I will be able to recieve help, support, and motivation from other on this site! Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:01:38 EST Hello Everyone! I am a 23 year old female, and I just joined this site today. I am still learning all of the ins and outs of the site, but I am excited to learn what Sparkpeople has to teach me about living a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> My doctor urged me to exercise more, drink more water, etc. With that in mind, I knew that I needed a way to get organized in a way that would hold me accountable for my healthy lifestyle goals. I look forward to coming one step closer to achieving our individual g... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 00:43:56 EST To all those brave, strong hearts Hey Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a warm community to share dreams, ideas and knowledge. I need someone who can give me a hug when I feel like s*** and who can kick my stubborn little butt back into the right direction. <BR> I only turned 20 a couple of months back and ever since I left home at the tender age of 18 to explore the world and to stand on my own feet I have been struggling with maintaining a healthy life style. The one day I want to be healthy so badly ... and then I just ... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 05:12:27 EST Back To Spark Hi my name is Anna. I'm 29 years old and the proud Momma of 2 wonderful dear daughters. I am yet again trying to lose weight get healthy and be a better and happier me. Something needs to be different this time. Looking for friendship inspiration and motivation on Spark because doing it alone isn't easy. Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:18:05 EST advice, please girls Hey there, I'm new here and I need a little help <BR> <BR> I'm 21 years ols, I'm 45 kg maybe little bit less and My hight is 1,57/58 meters, so I am not fat, I eat healthy and I go to gym, but... I have a little bit of orange peel, those little bumps everyone hates, so I'm starting to avoid shorts. Every community chat I've read says the same, it is normal, it;s ok and you cannot get ride of it, but I know a lot of girls and believe me it is NOT that normal and it doesnt feel ok either. So i... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 03:33:12 EST How do you stay accountable to yourself? Just wondering what tips and tricks people use to help themselves stay accountable? I know this is an area where myself, and many others, have run into issues and I thought we could share with each other how we all manage! Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:47:24 EST Hi guys Hi I am 28 years old and have always struggled with my weight. I am married and in college, while working. Becoming healthy as soon as possible in life can help feeling better and having less health problems as you age. Stress at work and home, as well as expectations to be good looking and upbeat all the time can make it hard to stay healthy. Call me sensitive but the profile picture for the group of the three skinny girls in bikinis skipping on the beach turned me off a little. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:08:40 EST Any Gamer Buddies Out There? Anyone else get bored on the stationary machines? I like to do the Wii Fit, Just Dance, and Dance Dance Revolution for my workouts but I don't have anyone to play with to challenge me to try harder. Anyone wanna swap scores and stories and challenges? Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:50:04 EST Hello All Hi I'm so happy to finally join this site as I have secretly been lurking but everyone has inspired me to do something and change my life so I signed up today! Anywho I'm a 23 year old female who is trying to get healthier not necessarily lose weight but eat better and tone up, just getting fit. I hope that being a part of this community can help me stay more focused on acheiving my goals. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:57:42 EST Hi Hi! I'm Lisa,a twenty year old college student and self professed nerd. I like history, psychology, science, and random trivia. I'm a wanna be runner, and future library technician. I'm currently injured, so for the next two weeks it'll be light exercise for me, but otherwise I'm ready to do this :) <BR> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:07:53 EST Hey everyone! Hey there everyone!! I´m new to sparkpeople and hope to, this time, be able to make a change in my lifestyle, lose weight and become healthy, I deserve it and so does my family, specially my 10 month old beautiful baby boy :) Fresh start on life! Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:32:07 EST New to Spark,, Hello, <BR> <BR> Im 29 years of age and my goal is to eat better to gain a bit fo weight and help balance my body. <BR> <BR> I have swallowing difficulty and have issues eating meat and hard foods..which is really depressing. <BR> Always feel weak and depressed about this. <BR> <BR> Yesterday i went shopping and bought things i could get down.. <BR> Been very ill last few months so going to take some vitamins too. <BR> <BR> I just made half a sandwich on white bread with hummus and turke... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 22:08:26 EST I'm 26 & need a buddy to stay motivated! I'm 26. I've just broken up with my long-term boyfriend and am using exercise to deal with the stress. Would really love a buddy for a support. Thu, 5 Jul 2012 03:41:52 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 4 Jul 2012 11:57:52 EST Hello Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My Name is Amira, I wanna lose 20lbs just for the sake of having healthy weight you know it is a matter of health for me more than anything else. <BR> <BR> I have been in YOYO diet for almost 7 years & I really wanna end that phase of my life to maintain a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Hope to find here motivation & support which I really need the most. <BR> <BR> Have a great day Wed, 4 Jul 2012 09:00:21 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:16:04 EST New Lady Here! Hello everyone! <BR> I am new to this team. I am 24, mom of a 2 1/2 year old boy and have another baby on the way. I am working hard at making changes in my life to be healthy physically, mentally and emotionally. I want this baby to have the healthiest environment possible to grow in and I don't want to be left with another 80 lbs to drop after this baby is born (like I was with my son). <BR> I look forward to meet everyone and making new friends! <BR> Cheers! Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:02:12 EST small but out of shape im a out of shape vegetarian. lol its sort of difficult to not eat starchy food although the lifestyle i live is pretty healthy. im still about 20lbs over my BMI and i want to lose & maintain. i am not a big exerciser i always have all intention on doing it but like most people im to lazy to do so. im hoping this site bring a lot of support to help me realize this is a lifestyle i need to keep up. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:04:45 EST Medicine and weight gain I get migraines so often that my doctor put me on a preventative medicine for them. I have put on 10 pounds since February when I started it. I was at the low end of a healthy weight for my height and this added weight is kind of nice. But...I don't want to gain any more than I have. For the first time in my life I am comfortable with my weight. Any tips on how to maintain without gaining or losing? I really like the medicine I'm on since it works so well for my migraines, so switching isn't ... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:11:10 EST Man in the womens gym?! I went to the gym today. The gym I go to (and this is part of why I chose it) is open 24/7, affordable, clean AND has a separate department for women. This department contains a complete gym as well as the womens locker room. You need to swipe your card to get in there, so only women can get in there of course. There are no windows to the outside so no one can look in. <BR> <BR> But today, for the first time, there was a man in the womens gym! He was carrying a clipboard and was obviously a ... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 07:24:53 EST June fitness minute challenge 6/15 check-in Hello! <BR> <BR> All you have to do is put how many minutes you have as of 6/15. I'm just trying to figure out how many people are still participating and I might send out a "good job" to the top 5! <BR> <BR> Andrea Wed, 13 Jun 2012 08:23:49 EST Hello Everyone! :) Hi! I'm Jacquelynn. I am a 20-something runner who is looking to tone up and lose a few extra pounds! I exercise daily and count my calorie intake. I am vegetarian, love reading and love Christ! I am currently training to run a 36 mile relay race in July. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:07:52 EST Hello :) So, my name is Katie; I'm 20 years old. The reason I signed up for this site is because I wanna change some of my ugly life habits that will likely kill me before I'm 40. My boyfriend Zach is on his way to becoming a Navy SEAL and I don't want to feel out of place in this high intinsity community. I'm not really interested in losing weight or dress sizes, just body fat percentage. I wanna be one of those old people who's more fit than 20 year olds! But, I have a huge problem with commitment t... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 01:06:09 EST New to Sparkpeople Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Christina and this is my first week using Sparkpeople. I am a recent college graduate who wants to get back into shape and start eating healthier. I have let myself go so to speak and it is time for me to start living life for me. I want to start eating better and becoming much more active than I currently am. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions for a newbie? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Christina Thu, 7 Jun 2012 08:36:33 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 1 Jun 2012 10:07:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 31 May 2012 13:52:44 EST June fitness minute challenge check-in Post how many daily minutes and/or miles you did along with the activity! <BR> <BR> Weigh in if you want: 244.6 <BR> <BR> June 1- <BR> <BR> June 2- 15 min jari love circuit taining. Total- 15 min <BR> <BR> June 3- turbofire 45E, abs10, and dog walk. June total-85 min <BR> <BR> June 4- PC1-30 min June total: 130 <BR> <BR> June 5- Turbofire 30 and 45 min walk June total: 205 <BR> <BR> June 6- PC2-30 min and 20 minute dog walk June total: 255 <BR> <BR> June 7- <BR> <BR> June 8- pc3-... Wed, 30 May 2012 14:42:27 EST How do you start running? One thing I love is running, but I don't know how to begin training. I'm diabetic, so I have to find a way to carry my supplies with me (fanny packs don't work, haha). Also, I have never run before. Does anyone have any advice for a wannabe runner? <BR> <BR> *Side note: My motivation is that I've always been really limited due to medical reasons. My ultimate goal is to be able to run a 10k someday! Wed, 30 May 2012 11:38:10 EST June fitness minute challenge! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Well the year is almost half over and I need to get motivated to exercise more than I have been! So I was going to get together a group that is in for a little friendly competition. Who can do the most fitness minutes in June? And we could even have a 2nd part of who can do the most miles (walking, running, elliptical..etc). <BR> <BR> Who is with me?? Tue, 29 May 2012 16:03:25 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 24 May 2012 16:01:05 EST Hello Everyone! Hi everyone! My name is Lindsey and I'm 23 years old. I am finally ready to lose this extra 30lbs I've been carrying around for a while. I want to be serious about this, and I would love to make some friends here to share some motivating words! Looking forward to being healthy and fit together! :) Tue, 22 May 2012 21:01:17 EST Hello! Hi, everyone! Just wanted to get started here. I've got a medical history longer than a giraffe's neck, which includes Type I Diabetes and a whipple procedure (3.5 organs = gone!). Sooo I've finally decided to be proactive and improve my overall health. Can't be a good nursing student if I'm always fatigued and sick. So there's my awkward, TMI introduction, haha! <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 May 2012 14:32:12 EST May challenge chat forum week # 3&4 Hello! Here is where you can chat amongst the other participants! Mon, 21 May 2012 13:10:20 EST May Challenge week 3 & 4 Week #3 <BR> <BR> Exercise- Give yourself 1 point for every minute of exercise: <BR> Goal: 300 minutes <BR> 5/18-90 <BR> 5/19-80 <BR> 5/20-120 <BR> 5/21-30 <BR> 5/22- <BR> 5/23- <BR> 5/24- <BR> <BR> Total: <BR> <BR> Freggies- It's important to eat 3-4 servings of fruits and vegetables a day! Give yourself 10 points for every serving you eat! <BR> Goal:2 servings/day <BR> 5/18-20 <BR> 5/19-10 <BR> 5/20-20 <BR> 5/21-50 <BR> 5/22- <BR> 5/23- <BR> 5/24- <BR> <BR> Total: <BR> <BR> Did you ... Wed, 16 May 2012 10:54:32 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 14 May 2012 21:22:49 EST May challenge chat forum week#2 May is almost half over! Let's bring it in week#2! Fri, 11 May 2012 09:17:07 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 10 May 2012 17:21:03 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 8 May 2012 09:14:44 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 7 May 2012 11:55:58 EST May challenge chat forum week #1 Hey ladies! <BR> <BR> I know I'm a couple days late but here is the week 1 chat forum. Whoever is participating in week 1 (hopefully everyone) can post here and keep track of your challenge points and do a chat. <BR> <BR> Let's make May a great month! Mon, 7 May 2012 10:41:02 EST Hi everyone Hi there! My name is Rachael. I'm a 27 year old librarian from Michigan. I really hate introductions. lol. Um, I keep myself busy reading, writing, taking care of my house, and chasing around my boyfriend and three cats. <BR> <BR> Today I decided to change the way that I am doing things. See, I always focus so much on the numbers on the scale and I don't want to do that anymore. In the past two months I put on two pounds and went down a belt size. I got so frustrated because those num... Sun, 6 May 2012 17:01:07 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 4 May 2012 09:46:13 EST Hey I'm Jenn I'm joining Spark People for the second time and ready for a healthy lifestyle change. I've been going strong for a month eating healthy and feel motivated to keep it up. Fri, 4 May 2012 07:58:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 3 May 2012 13:05:55 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 2 May 2012 15:20:13 EST May Challenge week 1 & 2 Week #1 May 4 - May 10 <BR> <BR> Exercise: Give yourself 1 point for every minute of exercise <BR> Goal: _300_ minutes <BR> 5/4-45 <BR> 5/5-40 <BR> 5/6-20 <BR> 5/7- <BR> 5/8-30 <BR> 5/9- <BR> 5/10-60 <BR> <BR> Total: 195 <BR> <BR> Sleep- Give yourself 10 points for every hour of sleep you get <BR> Goal: 7hours <BR> 5/4-70 <BR> 5/5-60 <BR> 5/6-70 <BR> 5/7-70 <BR> 5/8-70 <BR> 5/9-70 <BR> 5/10-70 <BR> <BR> Total:480 <BR> <BR> Did you achieve your week #1 goals? Nope..I was slacking on exer... Wed, 2 May 2012 11:14:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 May 2012 11:00:00 EST Midnight's Journey! Hello! My name is Amelia, but most people call me by nickname - Midnight. In February I celebrated by 20th birthday. <BR> <BR> I used to have a previous account on SP but I became inactive due to life events, however, I managed to keep losing weight (Yes, there were a few detours along the way) but over the last 6 mths I have managed to lose 21 pounds, which is 50% of the way to my target goal! <BR> <BR> I rejoined SP to meet other people, keep up the motivated and help others with their jo... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:03:34 EST May Challenge Hey ladies! <BR> <BR> I thought a May challenge would be nice! I'm going to keep it simple b/c I know many of us are busy. <BR> <BR> This is going to be a team challenge..I will divide us up into 2 or 3 teams but a daily check-in will not be required but it would be nice if everyone could check in at least every other day. <BR> <BR> I'm going to have 2 focuses every week (ex: exercise and sleep or exercise and eating in your calorie range). <BR> <BR> I'm going to let each person se... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:45:09 EST hi :) hi everyone! :) i recently found out about this website & i was excited. ive been doing weight loss stuff for about a year on my own now & definitely need to hear some stories & get some different support. i like the idea of a casual but goal oriented group. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:32:36 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:48:42 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:13:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 22 Apr 2012 17:05:59 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 21 Apr 2012 22:11:03 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 21 Apr 2012 20:05:28 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:02:10 EST Hello! Hello everyone! I just joined Spark People, and love it so far. Glad to be part of this growing community. : ) <BR> <BR> Steph B <BR> Here's To Our Health <BR> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:07:10 EST Hello Hello, my name is Sara. I am 26 years old and from Watertown, NY. I am married to a great man and are approaching our third wedding anniversary. I am looking to become more healthy and happy in my life. I look forward to getting to know all of you and would like to help and support you in any way I can. Thanks for having me on the team. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:34:08 EST Hey I new to the team and I figured I would introduce myself so I can get to know people! I'm currently living in Arizona and I would love to get in shape so I can feel up to walking and biking a whole bunch this summer! Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:32:06 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:25:29 EST Hey Everyone Hey everyone my names Harriet I'm 22 and a student. I signed up to this site for some motivation and also to pick up some hints and tips to. Would love to chat to others working towards their health and fitness goals so what's everyone's feelings towards exercise? And what keeps everyone motivated? Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:28:08 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 6 Apr 2012 12:49:52 EST Hi!!! : ) I am new to this site and am not sure yet quite how to do anything on it. Well, I joined last year, but then forgot about it. I am trying to get motivated after a long period of being just lost in my constant struggle with my weight. I am engaged and want to lose weight for my wedding. But more importantly, I want to lose weight so I can walk out of my house and be comfortable outside and around people. I have never been this overweight in my life, and just putting on clothes and going t... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 03:25:18 EST Water weight question So I don't know if this is a weird question or not, but I have been drinking more water in the past 3 days than I have been in a while. I also have been eating less during the day so that should account for some weight loss. When I got on the scale today, I found that I gained a pound since last week. I assume that's water weight and not fat. <BR> <BR> My question actually is: How long does it take for water weight to go down so I can get an accurate scale reading? Mon, 2 Apr 2012 18:20:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:55:07 EST Help.... I haven't been working out all the much, just my normal stuff, but my muscles ache so much today I can barely move, and I ate so much food yesterday that I just feel weird.... It was healthy food, except that I ate practically a whole box of granola bars, which isn't all that healthy, probably. Especially as now, I just want to eat a bunch of chocolate. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:28:44 EST April workout in the morning challenge chatroom Hello! <BR> <BR> This is the place where we can chat about whatever we want. Feel free to talk about your successes and issues/problems. We are here to motivate! <BR> <BR> Introduce yourself if you would like! <BR> <BR> ~Andrea Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:05:31 EST April morning workout challenge "check in" April Morning workout challenge: <BR> <BR> Goal: I want to get up in the morning (15-20) times this month and exercise! <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> 4/2- push circuit 1 <BR> 4/3-Turbo fire 30 <BR> 4/4- <BR> 4/5-10 minute trainer yoga flex <BR> 4/6-15 minute dog walk <BR> <BR> Total: 4/5 days! <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> 4/9- <BR> 4/10- <BR> 4/11- Core 20 <BR> 4/12-BR-3 <BR> 4/13- <BR> <BR> Total: 2/5 which makes me 6/10 for the month so far. I'm bringing it the 2nd half of the month! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:42:21 EST April morning workout challenge I know this is a bit of a different challenge. But I also know that I hear ALOT of people say they want to get up in the morning before work to exercise but don't want to get up..can't find the motivation..etc. etc. <BR> <BR> Well APRIL can be your chance to turn things around. If you have been saying you want to workout in the morning then here is your chance to do it! I want to form a group that can motivate each other to workout in the morning and a place where we can check in and sa... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:54:16 EST LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Sara Rodrigues and I am from London, Ontario! Anyone else from here, too? I'm trying to get out and be active in this wonderful city -- joined the gym a few years back and try to make it to gym classes regularly. I drink A LOT of Green Tea as it is my most favourite beverage (with SO many healthy advantages!) I look forward to chatting with you all! <BR> <BR> Sara Sun, 25 Mar 2012 15:37:07 EST Hi! Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Kaylee and I'm a 23 year old completing 2 B.A.'s at UConn this May. I am just starting to really get into this website and I am really excited to be able to easily record my fitness, nutrition, and other goals. Just wanted to say hi to everyone! <BR> <BR> PS I love these challenges/team goals and I am excited to see how I can challenge myself :) <BR> <BR> Anyhoo, off to bed! <em>102</em> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:11:06 EST Goodbye Savannah, GA and HELLO to more weight loss I got back from Savannah, GA on Friday and despite the YUMMY YUMMY southern food, I gained so much weight eating it <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I'm afraid to stand on my scale right now, but I know I need to keep track. Right now is the time to get moving again. There's nice weather in Minnesota now, so I'll be walking more and more. <BR> <BR> I'm glad to be back on Sparkpeople yet again <em>334</em> Sun, 18 Mar 2012 14:05:47 EST Hello All! Hi Im Amber and recently joined SparkPeople. I have lost 59lbs doing Beachbody programs and recently became a coach and TurboKick instructor. Im happy to connect with any one who is interested in getting fit and healthy. Ive had a long journey and now Im ready to help others acheive their goals !!! Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:30:30 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 14 Mar 2012 03:21:47 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 11 Mar 2012 11:55:28 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:19:53 EST Need to Get Motivated Again I fell off the wagon for quite some time and ended up putting on nearly 10 pounds. I just started working again about 2 months ago and have since dropped that 10 pounds, but I also need to do more exercise than just the walking I do at work. I am in need of motivation and support from anyone who wants to help and I will gladly return the favor. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 11:45:32 EST new! and very excited! hey yall.. just joined with sparkpeople and i am very excited to be taking the steps i need to to become healthier!! i know its going to be challenging at times but its worth it.. bring it on! Sun, 4 Mar 2012 10:54:37 EST Calorie help! Hello everyone, <BR> I've always had trouble counting calories. Just seems like too much trouble to write down every little thing and every calorie. But I just realized that the calories could very well be the reason I have been stuck on one weight for a month straight. <BR> So here's the question, do you have any fun/easy ways to count calories, or know of what high calories foods to stay away from? I happen to be clueless here. Any help would definitely be appreciated! Sat, 3 Mar 2012 11:06:16 EST new and from wisconsin! Hey all. I'm jessie, 27, and excited to be here. Hopin to meet some great sp friends on here, build a great support team, and kick some lipid ass! Woot woot! Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:52:05 EST My First Post I remember using the nutrition tracker years ago when I was trying to gain weight, and I haven't really been too concerned with my physical health since then. I would have been about sixteen, maybe 17 at the time. Now I am 23! and have been noticing my abs have long disappeared and the number on the scale is rising... I'm not so concerned about the number as I am with the fact that I just don't feel sexy anymore. <BR> <em>15</em> hehe <BR> <BR> So here I am. Tracking my nutrition aga... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:45:47 EST Week#4 February Challenge 1. Freggies! Give yourself 5 points for every serving of fruits/veggies you eat daily (max 25 points a day) <BR> Wed 2/22- <BR> Thurs 2/23- <BR> Fri 2/24- <BR> Sat 2/25- <BR> Sun 2/26- <BR> Mon 2/27- <BR> Tues 2/28- <BR> <BR> Total: <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_________________ <BR> Exercise! Give yourself 50 points for every lower body or ab workout you do (if you do both in one day give yourself 100 points) <BR> Wed 2/22- <BR> Thurs 2/23- <BR> Fri 2/24- <BR> Sat 2/25- ... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 08:18:58 EST hi my name is Juan I have joined this site because I have acid reflux and I want to start exercising and eating right to feel better. Sun, 19 Feb 2012 17:05:36 EST Hello new here :) Hi i just wanted to say hello. u can call me whit. i am a mother of 2 :) stay at home mommy. I welcome u to read my profile and leave comments and add me as a friend or even message me if you would like. Hope to meet new people here and helpful tools. Umm im here like everyone else, to lose weight. well thats all i can think of right now lol. Oh and if there are any beach body goers out there add me as friend too :) its always fun when u come across someone who is involved with insanity or p9... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:35:32 EST Shaun T insanity I was just wondering what people thought of this workout and have they tried it? Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:06:50 EST searching: virtual gym buddy for 10lb weight loss! hi all :) my name is Caroline, i'm a 21 yr old university student living in the UK :) <BR> i lost nearly 20lbs before Christmas, but then I've put about 8lbs back on since. I am tired of being upset with myself for putting it back on, so now its time to work hard + lose it again!!!! i know why i put it back on - i get a little lonely because i'm living away from home - and now that, i know that i can work not relying on food to ease the emotions.... <BR> <BR> i love using sparkpeople and i'm... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:51:27 EST Some people need help GAINING weight I love this site and most everything about it, but it seems to only focus on weight LOSS. Although the world is getting fatter, especially America, not everyone needs to lose weight. Some people need to maintain weight (which IS covered in this site), but even more importantly, some people actually NEED TO GAIN WEIGHT. <BR> I don't mean the type of weight so many people today are trying to lose. I mean healthy the weight. Some people need to put on a little healthy fat and muscle to get to... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:05:43 EST Week#3 February Challenge February 15-21 <BR> <BR> 1- Sleep! Getting enough sleep is a very important part of being healthy that is often overlooked. Give yourself 10 points for every hour of sleep you get! <BR> <BR> 2-15- <BR> 2-16- <BR> 2-17- <BR> 2-18- <BR> 2-19- <BR> 2-20- <BR> 2-21- <BR> <BR> Total: <BR> ________________________________________<BR>______ <BR> <BR> Miles! Give yourself 5 points for every mile you walk or run! <BR> 2-15- <BR> 2-16- <BR> 2-17- <BR> 2-18- <BR> 2-19- <BR> 2-20- <BR> 2-21- <BR>... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:21:56 EST Returning member needs support to stay on track! My name is Tara and I have joined and rejoined SparkPeople 4 times now. I get motivated and start doing well and then I lose contact with all those supporting members and get back to square one! If anyone would be willing to help me stay focused and have me return the favor please feel free to find my sparkpage so we can keep in touch. I am in desperate need of losing some weight as I have recently found out some of my minor health problems could be weight related and I don't want these to be... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 03:23:54 EST Introduction I don't know if anyone else has my same issue. I'm trying to gain weight. My whole life I've never been able to weight in over 110lbs. Would really like a weight in buddy... message me if you're doing the same. :-) Sun, 12 Feb 2012 02:04:12 EST P90X buddy! I am starting P90X tonight after work and I would love to have an accountability buddy. I am 21 & in the Air Force. I have never done P90X before so I am a little intimidated.. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 14:21:55 EST Weight Gain Hey, I am a 20 year old female and I weigh about 105 lbs. I'm tired of being skinny/having no figure and I want to know what a good meal plan for me to eat daily to help increase my weight, and a good fitness program for me as well because most of the weight I want to being gaining is muscle. If someone could help me it would be so greatly appreciated! <BR> Thanks Fri, 3 Feb 2012 00:13:16 EST Support Im Melissa, I'm looking for tips on how to use this site to get the most our of it and to find support in my area to help me reach my weight loss goals. Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:59:30 EST Week #2 February challenge Week# 2 will be February 8-14 <BR> <BR> 1- Water! Water is such an important part of a healthy life style. I want you to give yourself 1 point for every ounce you drink daily. <BR> <BR> 2/8- <BR> 2/9- <BR> 2/10- <BR> 2/11- <BR> 2/12- <BR> 2/13- <BR> 2/14- <BR> <BR> Total: <BR> ________________________________________<BR>___ <BR> <BR> Upper body and Abs! Time to shape some arms and burn some abs! Give yourself 50 points for every upper body or ab workout you do this week (max 100 a d... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 09:15:42 EST Looking for a buddy :) 50lbs to lose Hey, I'm Dakkota, 22, from MA. I have just about 50lbs to lose. I am getting married in Vegas this July, and really need to get my self looking awesome for my wedding dress and bikini! I would love a buddy, so we could help each other get where we want to be. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:14:38 EST Newbie Hi.. <BR> <BR> I'm Codi- Not new to spark people but new to the group.. Looks like you guys have a lot going on and can't wait to start reading some of the message boards and chats. Looking forward to kicking butt and losing weight with all of you! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:15:39 EST Arm Shaper chat Hello! <BR> <BR> The members of the Arm Shaper team are: <BR> <BR> Mldeangelis <BR> RubeccaL <BR> Prairiewildrose <BR> Chaneldear <BR> EKS225 <BR> Jufaleena <BR> Bluerthanblue <BR> MLianne <BR> Laelamarie <BR> Leyakaramela <BR> Keepongivin <BR> <BR> Feel free to chat and check in with your progress! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:02:06 EST Ab Burner chat Hello! <BR> <BR> The members of the Ab Burner team are: <BR> <BR> Worldgirl84 <BR> Jacklyn822 <BR> Rebeccaroth <BR> Brighteyed49 <BR> Natalie0812 <BR> Naomi_85 <BR> JBoyles2 <BR> Amolinari <BR> _Sarie_ <BR> Vadavictoria <BR> <BR> Feel free to get to know each other and check in with your progress! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:57:06 EST Butt Buster chat Hello! <BR> <BR> Members of the Butt Buster team are: <BR> <BR> Anh102712 <BR> Coyleborden <BR> JLHeger <BR> Kalliope_Cates <BR> Harris2531 <BR> Alliemaupin <BR> TLeigh13 <BR> Hphuong2011 <BR> HKitty997 <BR> Rachel5811 <BR> Hawaiianmamma <BR> Feel free to introduce yourselves and get to know each other! Check in and let us know your progress when you can! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:55:50 EST Thigh Fryer Chat Hello! <BR> <BR> Members of the Thigh Fryer team are: <BR> <BR> Nickys_Girl <BR> Talesedrin <BR> QdueiaedT215 <BR> Momofone87 <BR> Eppruitt <BR> SPruitt3 <BR> MomofemmaJ <BR> Powerauer <BR> Nina-AL <BR> ChicleT508 <BR> <BR> Feel free to introduce yourselves and get to know each other! Check in and let us know your progress when you can! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:54:49 EST Week #1 February Challenge 1- No Sweets! I define "sweets" as anything desert appropriate (cookies, ice cream, cake, candy bars..etc) If it's a protein bar or fiber bar or anything that is a "healthy snack" then go for it! Each day you go w/o sweets give yourself 25 points <BR> <BR> 2/1- <BR> 2/2- <BR> 2/3- <BR> 2/4- <BR> 2/5- <BR> 2/6- <BR> 2/7- <BR> <BR> Total: <BR> ________________________________________<BR>__________________ <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes: Time to get active! Give yourself 1 point for every minut... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:30:35 EST ** Back into that Bikini Challenge** 2/1 to 2/28 Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> I don't know about all of you but with March and spring right around the corner I need to kick it into high gear! I'm going to start a challenge, close to a BSG challenge but it will focus on 2 different things each week of the month. I will divide into teams and keep track of points! <BR> <BR> You can sign up in this forum if you are interested! It will be fun! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:00:15 EST Hi Ya'll My name is Mary and I'm 26 years of age. I've been struggling with being a little heavy set my whole life. Recently a friend of mine showed me this site and I find that it seems it is right what I'm looking for. Some great support and some awesome ways to track my goals and achievements. I would love to meet some more people who are also struggling with weight loss and getting to their goals. <BR> <BR> I am currently 207 and plan on reaching my goal of 157 by my birthday in October. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 18:15:09 EST New Member Hello my name is Britt and I'm from Washington State. I joined to learn and get help with nutrition as well as begin creating a sustainable diet for myself. I'm EXTREMELY active and usually come in with 240+ minutes of exercise a day. Sometimes It's sports(usually sports) and sometimes it's the gym. My favorite exercise activities include Soccer, Jogging, Snowboarding, Hiking, and Cycling however I do love all the outdoor activities I do which include many many more. Inside th... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 13:02:40 EST New Member Alright, I'm not very good at this type of thing but here we go. I'm Phillip, and live in IL. I've notice that a lot of people on here are attempting to lose weight on here, however I'm wanting to gain weight. I'm 6' tall and have been anywhere between 130 - 210lbs currently sitting right around 207lbs and would like to get to 230ish while losing my gut. The main reason I came to sparkpeople was for the nutrition tracker, because I have absolutely horrid eating habits. If anyone wants to... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:36:54 EST new member! Hey! <BR> I'm Kate, a 20-something pastry chef from Los Angeles. Weight has been a constant issue for me through much of my adult life. While I'm healthy, I honestly don't love the person I see in the mirror. My goal, weight wise, isn't really to lose a certain number of pounds or to run a marathon. For me it's about getting to the place where I love what I see in the mirror. I'm hoping a sense of community and support will help! <BR> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 19:53:24 EST Special K diet? Has anyone done the Special K diet? (lose 6 pounds in 2 weeks) <BR> <BR> I want to know if it worked or didn't work? it works Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:34:52 EST need a daily buddy for 10-20 pound weight loss i'm a 24yr old woman, young professional looking for a buddy. i have a tendency to do 'well' for several days and then binge. i need someone to hold me accountable and prevent those binge days so i can be successful. txt/email would be perfect. i really wanna loose #10 for a friend's wedding coming up that I will be in. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:42:42 EST New from AZ (but currently living in India!) Hi Everyone! My name is Lianne, and I recently moved to India. (I've been here for six months, working for a nonprofit focusing on education and teacher training). I'll be here for two years, but am originally from Arizona. As the typical cliche, I've gotten very involved with yoga (specifically, Kundalini yoga) and meditation. At this point, I've been meditating CONSISTENTLY for 10 minutes each day for the past two weeks. I've been doing it on and off since prior to coming to India, but I we... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 01:42:43 EST Looking for a buddy. 100+ pounds to lose. Please.. Im looking for a buddy that wants to help eachother with weight loss, healthy eating, exercise and other health depression/anxiety. Please.. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:51:21 EST Trying to lose 10lbs, maybe Hi! My name's Lena, I'm 29, and I like food. Not in an unhealthy way (anymore), but I do like it, and trying new foods. I don't feel like I'm overweight, and I originally set my goal at losing 12lbs, but now I'm not sure that won't make me too skinny. So I may change my goal to getting down to 150lbs, which is 7 away. The only catch is that I've never lost weight 'normally'. I was bulimarexic in my late teens, and managed to lose a lot of weight. Of course that's not at all a healthy way to l... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 11:00:38 EST New member from Jersey, UK Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I joined a few days ago, but just getting to grips with all the information on this site! I've done some cardio as I always have done, but this morning, at the nice time of 5:30am, I did the full strength program SparkPeople recommended. <BR> <BR> Fitting in around my work is hard for me though. At the moment, I have to leave the house at 7:30am, and I only get home at 6:00pm. You'd think that gives me enough time in the evening, but I usually have to work another 4 h... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 08:31:12 EST New member!! Hello, <BR> <BR> I am Reggie from Brandon, MS, my wife recommended me to this site and it looks like it will help me meet my goals. I have no weight loss goal, but am just interested in living a healthier and more active lifestyle. I look forward to meeting some new friends that share similar interests in the process. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Jan 2012 17:30:28 EST Have you huddled today? Spread the motivation! Head over to the Huddle Wall! <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 5 Jan 2012 11:19:37 EST Entering a new chapter. With a little help. Hello everyone. My name is Ashley I am 23 years old and I am on a journey with some friends to work toward a healthier lifestyle and lose some weight. A couple of friends and I have our own "competition" going on. We have decided to jog 2 miles a day 4 days a week at least, increasing as we can, plus our own personal exercises. This was a great motivator for all of us because we have each other. When I lose even a pound they get excited with me and it makes me want to keep going. It is a grea... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 13:51:58 EST Hi! New Here! Hi, Name is Ashley and I am really ready to start my healthy journey to losing weight. I am using Sparkpeople, Blackberry Messenger, and Twitter. Would love to chat and get to know everyone. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 03:09:37 EST anyone near buffalo ny? Hello im 23 years old im from Buffalo ny I'm looking for someone that can be a weight loss partner Sat, 24 Dec 2011 09:08:34 EST LOving It!!! I'm not the most computer savy, it took me a while to find this on my page. I've been doing the 28 day bootcamp and I've had awesome results. Lost a dress size, feel and look better in my clothes!!! Exercise is so important but so is proper nutrition. I've used recipes through spark recipes and have been using protein shakes from the 90 day health challenge. I've used protein shakes before but they have all made me feel bloated! This one doesn't make me bloated and i'm so happy about that bec... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 19:02:48 EST Needing a buddy! Hey! I am looking to lose 50 pounds by mid July 2012, and go from there. I get unmotivated easily, and need someone that can help keep me on track and that I can form a good friendship with. :) <BR> <BR> <BR> Renee Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:28:10 EST week#4 December 25-31 **********************December 25-31*************************** <BR> Chat- Give yourself 5 points everyday you check in with your team <BR> 12/25-5 <BR> 12/26-5 <BR> 12/27-5 <BR> 12/28-5 <BR> 12/29-5 <BR> 12/30-5 <BR> 12/31- <BR> <BR> Total:25 <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_______ <BR> Fitness- Give yourself 1 point for every minute of exercise you do (cardio, strength, yoga..etc) <BR> 12/25-0 <BR> 12/26-45 <BR> 12/27-65 <BR> 12/28-20 <BR> 12/29-60 <BR> 12/30-60 <BR> 12/31... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:43:39 EST Fatigue Has anybody else been struggling with fatigue this month after exercising so much? And then on top of that my weight has fluctuated from gaining to losing to gaining. It's been more than frustrating because I lost 30 lbs 2 years ago and was in the 100s and then I gained it all back and more of which I am trying to lose again, but I am trying to take it a day at a time. And I am thinking that maybe I need to exercise every day for at least 30 minutes like I used to. Has anybody else been facin... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:35:04 EST Question about SparkGoodie Points So today was my first time I earned some Sparkgoodie points, which I found out you can get prizes for. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if anyone has gotten a prize before. How does it work? <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> , Anne Tue, 20 Dec 2011 15:05:21 EST Girl Thing... Hello. Do any of you girls out there have the problem of amenorrhoea (no period) when you exercise a lot? <BR> I have been wanting abs for quite a while... I do quite a lot of ab exercises but I think that I need to lose some body fat for them to really show. But, I know that if I lose any more body fat then I'll probably stop getting periods, which is apparently really unhealthy..... <BR> So I don't really know what I'm asking... just wondering if anyone else has this problem... ? Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:37:55 EST Week#3 December 18-24 *******************************December 18-24******************** <BR> <BR> Chat- 5 points everyday you check in with your team <BR> 12/18-5 <BR> 12/19-5 <BR> 12/20-5 <BR> 12/21-5 <BR> 12/22-5 <BR> 12/23-5 <BR> 12/24- <BR> <BR> Total:30 <BR> ________________________________________<BR>__________________ <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes- Give yourself a point for every minute of exercise you do. (cardio, strength or yoga) <BR> <BR> Chat- 5 points everyday you check in with your team <BR> 12/18-3... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 23:31:37 EST Buddy (the Elf?) Wanted! Hi all! <BR> My name's Amanda. I'm 25 years old and looking to lose about 35-40 pounds. I started Spark back in September, did really well for about a month, then completely fell back into all my nasty old habits. I'm really trying to get myself into being an overall healthier person and trying to pick up habits I can make into a healthy lifestyle for the rest of my days. <BR> <BR> I'm really just looking for someone to check in with on the regular to help motivate each other, keep each ot... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:51:31 EST Looking for a twitter/email maintenance buddy Would love to buddy up with someone who has reached their goal weight and are trying to maintain! :) Need someone to keep me in check and make sure I don't gain everything back again. a daily tweet or email would be fun! :) Mon, 12 Dec 2011 22:16:25 EST anyone with a lot of weight to lose? Hey I'm a24 year-old georgia girl. I have over 100 pounds to lose and need someone to help talk To me when days are crappy. Maybe thru emails, text messages, and on here. I'd like someone around my own weight loss goals or someone that started there. Sat, 10 Dec 2011 18:18:18 EST Week #2 Dec 11-17 ********************Week #2 December 11-17**************************** <BR> <BR> Chat- Give yourself 5 points everyday you check in w/ your team! <BR> <BR> Dec 11-5 <BR> Dec12-5 <BR> Dec13-5 <BR> Dec 14-5 <BR> Dec 15-5 <BR> Dec 16-5 <BR> Dec 17- <BR> <BR> Total:30 <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_________ <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes- Give yourself 1 point for every minute of exercise..cardio, strength, yoga <BR> <BR> Dec 11-40 <BR> Dec12-0 <BR> Dec13-95 <BR> Dec 14-0 <BR> ... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 09:06:57 EST Hello I'm 23 years old and have a son who's 1 year old. I'm in the military and have told myself over and over that I need to change my lifestyle but just never stuck to it. I hope to better myself and meet some interesting people along the way. Tue, 6 Dec 2011 06:18:05 EST Defeating the Monster Hi, New to this Sparks people site, trying to find some way to keep me motivated and wanting to carry on, this seems like the right webpage to be on, you can see actual people going through the exact same battles as you, and when you explain it to others they dont seem to understand that when you have like 20kgs to lose, its very hard to stay motivated and pumped to workout. <BR> <BR> I have hired a trainer and it is a everyday struggle for me to keep motivated to know that I will get back ... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 07:29:36 EST Not too late? Can I join up? Think this coukd be just what I need to kick start me :) Sun, 4 Dec 2011 06:57:30 EST Nervous! Being a college woman in my twenties, it is difficult to find other women who are like-minded in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. All around me (and I am sure most of you can relate), there are college girls just eating a ton of junk food and not caring about exercising at all. I think that previous sentence came off aloof and rude, but it totally was not supposed to be that way! I am glad I found this page and hope to make some friends. Anyone want to tell me some goals of theirs? Sun, 4 Dec 2011 05:17:09 EST New to the message boards. Hi everyone! My name is Jason, and I'm new to the message boards. I'm a 27 year old pastor, husband and father. Laurie and I have been married three years and our daughter Charlotte was born 3 months ago! We've had a really interesting last year! I graduated from seminary in May and we moved to Georgia. This is our first time living outside of Pennsylvania so it's been a big adjustment for us. We also just had our first child, which is also a huge adjustment. It's been hard, because w... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 07:50:26 EST HOLLA!! Hello All!! <BR> <BR> I'm Bailey. Recently came back to the site after a couple years away. Wasn't too active when I first started my account, but with age...comes wisdom! Looking to make some permanent changes to my health, and lifestyle- and HECK makin' some AWESOME friends and support net along the way wouldn't be too shabby!! <BR> <BR> How's it shakin' ya'll?? <em>32</em> omg....mullet emoticon.... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 21:01:11 EST Hi Hi, I'm Elizabeth and I am a new mom of a wonderful 3 month old boy. I've never done a team challenge before and I'm excited to see how this goes. My goal is to lose another 25 pounds and a couple inches so I can not only fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes, but also be in better shape than I was then. <BR> <BR> By the way I'm very new at this, so I'm not sure how to post this to the blue team's discussion board. I thought I was doing it right and it created a new post all together and I can't... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:59:45 EST Week #1 Dec 4-10 ***************December 4-10**************** <BR> <BR> Chat:Give yourself 5 points for every day you chat with your team <BR> 12/4 5 <BR> 12/5 5 <BR> 12/6 5 <BR> 12/7 5 <BR> 12/8 5 <BR> 12/9 5 <BR> 12/105 <BR> <BR> Total:35 <BR> _____________________________________ <BR> Fitness minutes: Give yourself 1 point for every minute of exercise: strength, cardio, yoga..etc <BR> <BR> 12/4 30 <BR> 12/5 50 <BR> 12/6 ---- <BR> 12/7 -- <BR> 12/8 60 <BR> 12/9 60 <BR> 12/10 10 <BR> <BR> Total:210 <BR> ... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:29:59 EST December BSG Blue team chatroom Hello! Here is where the Blue team will chat. Feel free to introduce yourselves and get to know each other! <BR> <BR> Members of the Blue team are: <BR> <BR> Briana_Mills <BR> Skmince <BR> Joskate <BR> Uncleurkel <BR> Momofone87 <BR> Wrighte3 <BR> Hphuong2011 <BR> Eppruitt <BR> New_roots <BR> Piculz <BR> Lribaudo <BR> <BR> If you have any questions let me know! The challenge for the first week is posted up in the challenge forum! Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:15:01 EST December BSG challenge Green team chatroom Hello! Here is where the Greed team will chat. Feel free to introduce yourselves and get to know each other! <BR> <BR> Members of the Green team are: <BR> <BR> Coyleborden <BR> Phillyrunner <BR> Amylarisa <BR> Fathinsn <BR> Andrea4384 <BR> Jessloves2run <BR> Lindsay201 <BR> Skyzestar <BR> Ewagner10 <BR> Lalaloca <BR> JBrock2041 <BR> Bethany011 <BR> <BR> <BR> If you have any questions let me know! The challenge for the first week is posted up in the challenge forum! <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:14:10 EST December BSG Red team chatroom Hello! Here is where the Red team will chat. Feel free to introduce yourselves and get to know each other! <BR> <BR> Members of the Red team are: <BR> <BR> Murphk <BR> Efred520 <BR> Nkunze1 <BR> Gandersonsmi <BR> Lannwlsn <BR> cmtmom <BR> sweetest_pea <BR> Thesilverdragon <BR> Jowans2004 <BR> Kalliope_Cates <BR> Wolfgirl24 <BR> <BR> If you have any questions let me know! The challenge for the first week is posted up in the challenge forum! Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:11:04 EST December BSG Gold team chatroom Hello! Here is where the Gold team will chat. Feel free to introduce yourselves and get to know each other! <BR> <BR> Members of Gold team: <BR> <BR> 4169AB <BR> Kunik21 <BR> Fitmommyp66 <BR> Nickys_girl <BR> Talesedrin <BR> Jasaniaithy <BR> Qdueiaedt215 <BR> Tulipa333 <BR> Jgrams5 <BR> Nkouami26 <BR> Forreally <BR> <BR> <BR> If you have any questions let me know! The challenge for the first week is posted up in the challenge forum! Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:07:48 EST About me... My name is Sarah and I am currently a college student in Foreign Language teaching. One of my cooperating teachers at school told me about this site and so I checked it out! It's pretty neat! Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:48:52 EST Lets do this!!! Hey all, I'm Raegan, just started working out Monday doing P90X and I feel AWESOME already. Excited to achieve my goals, and create a healthy lifestyle. I'm training for the Ragnar and I can't wait, I'm so ready to be in the best shape of my life I can almost taste it!!! Lets do this!! :) Thu, 24 Nov 2011 11:54:02 EST December BSG challenge Hey ladies! <BR> <BR> I thought with it being December we could all use extra motivation to be "good" during the holidays. So I'm going to do a BSG (buddy support group) challenge. I will keep it simple since it's a busy time. Just sign up in this thread and tell me you are in. Challenge will run from 12/4 to 12/31. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Andrea Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:13:20 EST Hi everyone! I'm 21 and I just had the gastric sleeve, I'm embracing life by following my surgeon's protocol and exercising daily. I couldn't be happier! :) Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:47:14 EST Good NO - excuses when friends offer caloriebombs? I should count the times when I have to say no to make sure I won't become a balloon :) I have the feeling I have to make excuses all the time ! I don't love the caloriebombs. They consist out of sugar or fat most of the time. <BR> <BR> What do you come up with as a good excuse ? Fri, 11 Nov 2011 18:11:06 EST Hi Everyone I am a lot delayed in posting in here. I have been on SP for a few months now. I am 24 years old and a single mom of a wonderful 5 year old boy. I live in Oregon and I am currently taking classes online for Early Childhood Education. My reason for being on SP is ensure that I get healthy again and stay fit. I am currently following a diabetic diet with my mother and it seems to work but I am not doing so well with tracking what I eat and getting the exercise done every day. I coach youth voll... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 15:14:46 EST New Motivation Tool Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I really struggle with motivation, but I have come up with an idea that I hope people would be interested in :) I have decided to track myself on youtube and SP. I would love to make a community youtube channel that involves people on SP giving hints, tips, reciepes, success stories etc all collaberated into 1/2 weekly Healthy Living Vlogs. Where we can follow are goals on SparkPeople and Youtube <BR> <BR> What I hope to do - <BR> I want to video myself throughout my ... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 14:43:13 EST New Girl, New Idea Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Yvonne, a new member here at SP im 22 and living in Ireland, I have decided to set up a challenge for myself to try be a healthier person and in doing this I want to document my journey through SP and Youtube. <BR> <BR> What I hope to do - <BR> I want to video myself throughout my journey of losing weight - what works for me and what doesnt, get your video responses on how your doing and any tips you have to add, I would also like to do a weekly weigh-in and make ... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 14:38:05 EST Sudden craving for chocolate / ice cream So I need to get something off my chest... For years I never bought ice cream or had crazy cravings for chocolate, I mean I love chocolate but it was never something I bought because I never craved it. I have been losing weight since March of this year and around August something switched, all of a sudden I became an ice cream (well fat free fro yo) FIEND, I seriously just can't get enough. I had never even tried fro-yo until August (perhaps that's the problem). And I'm also addicted to choco... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 10:22:07 EST Hello everyone! I'm new here and still getting the hang of the site but, I just waned to quickly introduce myself. My name is Cynthia and my goal is to educated myself as much as possible about healthy and nutrition. I just recently turned 20 and I'm looking forward to many more years of life so I have decided to live as healthy as possible, for my own good. Fri, 4 Nov 2011 15:09:09 EST Twenty-three, and not getting any younger! (: Hello, my name is Lydia. I'm a 23-year-old student living in Dallas, Texas. However, my birthday is in a day (November 4th), so maybe I should just go ahead and call myself 24! I love getting older. Weird, I know.. I was previously a fashion merchandising student, but have recently decided to change my major. Not quite sure which direction I'm headed now, but I'm sure I'll figure it out soon. <BR> <BR> I love the feeling you get AFTER the motivation of a healthy lifestyle sets in. For me, i... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 01:39:41 EST Hi everyone! I just joined today. About a year ago I lost approx 40 pounds by improving my diet and finding exercises I could keep up with. I feel better after shifting my lifestyle, and I want to keep up living in a healthy way. <BR> <BR> My initial reason for joining this site was to help out a close family member, who has used this site for a while. I'm supporting her as she works to improve her health. <BR> <BR> Since I'm here now, I might as well make the most of it! I figured I would start by say... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 15:41:48 EST looking for someone who loves the gym!! :D <BR> Hello! My name is caroline, i'm a 21-yr-old college student, and i've just started about 1 week ago eating healthy again and going to the gym 5-ish days a week. <BR> <BR> I am a very determined person, and I am going to lose 10-12 lbs by Christmas, although i'd really like to work hard through november and lose most of it in november. <BR> <BR> I am searching for someone else/people who are also REALLY motivated and will post daily, and are also in to working out at the gym so we can... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:17:21 EST Hey, Megan here Hey Everyone, my name is Megan, I'm from the Rochester NY area but have been living in DC for the last year an a half. I had a wake up call when I went to the doctors this past March (2010) and the scale put me at 30 lbs over what I had been at 18. I'm currently 23 and haven't gotten any taller...just a bit wider : ) So my goal is to get back to HS skinny and to just be an over all healthy and active person. I have always worked out but my boyfriends eating habits rubbed off on me the past ye... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 07:21:06 EST Hi my name isKate Hi my name is Kate and I would love to thank Heidi for welcoming me to the team. <BR> I am currently a college student and love to travel. <BR> I live near Milwaukee and love all types of sports. <BR> <BR> Kate - Milwaukee Sun, 23 Oct 2011 13:21:45 EST Hi, this is Karen Hi everyone, my name is Karen and I'm trying to lose ten pounds and learn how to keep it off. So far, I'm really loving SparkPeople. The little victories I have give me the kick start I need toward the next one. I've been uncomfortable with the weight I've gained in college since last year, and tried to diet over the summer, but this is the first plan I've started that I'm excited about. So far I've lost a pound after my first week! I'm really looking forward to feeling better about myse... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 18:51:27 EST Hi everyone My name is Melanie, and I am new to this team. I'm 23 years old with a husband and 2 great kids. I'm not looking to lose weight, however I am looking to change my lifestyle and focus on being healthy. And whatever I do, my family will do. So it's win win! :) Look forward to reaching my goal with you guys. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 22:49:39 EST Just stopping in to say hey... I'm 24 and not overweight just very uncomfortable with the few extra pounds I have. I'd really like to lose 10 pounds. This would put me at my "dream weight" and comfortable in my own body (I'm hoping) I know that this is a good age to get smart about my diet, health, and lifestyle and if I can do it now, it will be much easier to maintain throughout the rest of my life. I'm not doing this alone...I'm actually tagging along on my mom's journey because I know that a diet is never easy to do al... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:26:38 EST Greetings Hello People!! This is T00Fat5!! just joined today and wanted to look for workout buddies from here!!! <BR> Like twice a week!! Each time about 50-60mins. <BR> <BR> Location: Sengkang/Telok Blangah/Redhill (SINGAPORE) Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:44:26 EST hi new member Djen Hi! my name is just a new member here..i really want to stay fit coz my nature of work requires it..and ofcourse, the main reason is to stay a freelance model here in the me up guys..=) id love to hear you back..please add me on my facebook as! Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:57:33 EST hi everyone! hi everyone :) my name is Kat <BR> <BR> I'm a newlywed, 21 year old nursing student looking to avoid the wedding weight gain. i only want to lose a little weight (preferably by Christmas!), so my main nutrition goal is to eat less junk-food for snacks, and to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my meals. <BR> My fitness interests include: zumba, kickboxing, pole fitness, running, and rock climbing. I'm looking to become a little more of a gym rat - so I would love new ways to make g... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:31:11 EST Starting where I left off, would like a buddy I've been a apart of this group for a while but since life isn't providing for an accountability buddy in my life I would like to have one from here. I also would like to get on more and help others in this group. So here we go: <BR> <BR> I'm 24 and currently live in VA with my husband about 25 minutes south of Richmond. In "starting over" my dog Buddy has become my reason for working out so we are walking together. I'm also twice a week strength training with what Sparkpeople provides. I'm ... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:50:08 EST Do you track your steps daily? I have decided to start wearing my pedometer during the day and tracking my steps, but I'm not sure what to set my daily goal at. I had planned on starting this today, but my dumb dumb self forgot to put it on this morning, then I left it laying on the bathroom counter when I left for work. So, I will have to start this tomorrow. Do any of you do this? What is your average? Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:24:15 EST Hey Ya'll My name is Jessica, i am a 28 year old living in Indianapolis, IN with my husband and kids. I have an 8 month old with another on the way, only about a month along. I am trying to get more fit and healthy so i can keep up with my kids. I am new to this kind of thing, never used a website before, but my husband is a member and he encouraged me to join. Sun, 9 Oct 2011 20:16:29 EST Hi, I'm new here. Hello, I'm Jeanie. I'm from the Spokane, WA area, still there. I'm looking at improving my diet and living healthier over all. Fri, 7 Oct 2011 06:17:09 EST KeenKin Here Hi There, <BR> I am Keen Kin from Indonesia just want to say Hello.. Tue, 4 Oct 2011 09:50:46 EST get right Hi I am slowly getting out of depression and am willing to try anything Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:59:58 EST NEWBIE! Hello everyone I'm new to Sparkpeople. Getting ready to start p90x tomorrow. Definately making some changes and Tony Horton I hear is the place to start. Gonna start with the lean workout to get my cardiovascular health pumpin. So motivated! Hope it stays this way. Sat, 1 Oct 2011 21:56:40 EST Intro from Me :) Hello everyone! My coworker mentioned this site to me while at work and I figured I'd jump right in! From what I've seen, this sight seems uber awesome and I can't wait to really utilize all the tools its got to offer. I hope to make some new friends, keep up with old friends, lose some weight, and to better my life in every way I can. :) Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:56:07 EST New to the boards Hello everyone. I am a first time mother of a beautiful baby girl. I am sick of making excuses for myself and always falling off the wagon. I need to get in shape/be healthy for my family and hope to find some great tips here and maybe a workout buddy or two. Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:42:37 EST