SparkPeople 18-24 year olds trying to lose Team Messageboard Are you between the age of 18-24 years old? Then this group is for you! It does not matter how much weight you are trying to lose, we welcome everyone that is in that age frame into this group. SparkPeople 18-24 year olds trying to lose Team Messageboard Starting over! Hey! I am Liv! I have done spark people in the past,but after 2 years i gained the weight back :( I am looking forward to this journey again with the support of Spark People! Feel free to add me Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:41:16 EST Need weight loss advice I'm here to help Hi my name is Laporscha Need helping losing weight I can give u advice check out my page pics and inbox me or write on my wall I'm 23 had my freshman year in college I gained weight when I found this site I started at 176 feb 2010 it took me 5 months to lose it and get to my goal weight of 135 I maintained it for years I'm at 156 now but it doesn't look like it since I weight train I guess but I'm trying to get back in the 140's and tone so I need motivation and plus I know some of u are just... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 03:37:53 EST This Sparkette soooo needs a buddy <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Shidah, I'm a 19 year old Brooklyn girl (birth till 8y/o) I joined SP back in November, 2013. I quickly got overwhelmed with the site and my school final that I just quit. This morning I was helping my mom weigh my baby brother (8months old) and I had to weigh myself. To my surprise I lost 9 pounds since I started in November, because I was unintentionally on my parents low calorie diet. Now that they're are satisfies with their current weights, the house... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:39:35 EST Revamp We need to revamp this group, it's so quiet and everything I look at is at the very least 6 months old although a lot of it is years old. I was really excited to join this group but it's just so dead right now. Let's get this group going again, we're young and should be loud lol! Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:34:26 EST I'm new to the group I'm Amanda, 22, I had the gastric sleeve 3 weeks ago today. I'm looking for a weight loss buddy to help me and vise versa, if you've had a weight loss surgery as well I'd love to hear how yours went. I am also on a sleeve team but most of them are much older than me Mon, 6 Jan 2014 18:42:17 EST Hello!! Hi everyone! I'm new and I'm trying to slim down for the summer, yes I'm starting early! I've been struggling for the past four years to lose this weight and I really hope and pray this will be the year! My goal is to lose at least 30 pounds and actually become healthy for a lifetime. I hope that I can find a buddy and achieve my goal! Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:03:47 EST Challenge buddy wanted I'm new to this group and site and would like to have a workout buddy to create challenges each week to complete. If anyone is interested please let me know and we can iron out the wrinkles. Wed, 6 Nov 2013 08:51:23 EST Hello everyone My name is Danielle and I am trying to lose 40lbs. I am in need of motivation to exercise and eat healthy. I could also use a friend(s). Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:06:45 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 4 Jun 2013 12:51:57 EST This group is so quiet... How IS everyone? How can we make this group more active? Sat, 4 May 2013 04:01:53 EST I'm looking for a buddy! Preferably with a considerable amount of weight to lose. :) <BR> Check my signature for my stats. If you're around the same with a similar goal/amount to lose, which I know will be hard to come by, please be my buddy! <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone! Sun, 28 Apr 2013 23:06:01 EST Hello! Hello everyone! My name is Meisha, I'm 22, and live in Saskatchewan, Canada. I'm 5'5" and currently weigh 155lbs. Last year I lost 40lbs to weigh in at 141lbs, but since last summer with working in a bar and not keeping an eye on my diet and exercise, it's been fluctuating at higher weights. My goal is to lose this stubborn weight and keep it off, with an end goal of 130lbs. I have trouble motivating myself to workout sometimes. I also have a bad tendency to eat healthily during the day, and ... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:55:40 EST I am new. Hi, my name is Dixiejo my sparkpeople name is dixie_cup. I am 21 and just would like some support and I will return the support as well. I am trying to lose 50 pounds. I am from WI. Just wanted to get myself out there. Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:49:30 EST for new meeee in 2013! hi guys! <BR> i'm reinne from paris currently living in london <BR> i am currently 5'3" 110lb, my goal weight is 100lb. <BR> i have suffered anorexia and bulimia (went down til 90lb), recovered from it and now, i'm not quite satisfied with my recovered weight. <BR> this time i will try to lose 10lb in a healthy way. so no purging binge eating! <BR> would love to be buddies with everyone! <BR> <BR> love and kisses everyone! Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:52:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 6 Jan 2013 22:49:59 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 6 Jan 2013 15:27:55 EST well, hello there! hi! my name is Paige, i am 19 years old and i am a college student studying business and small business management. and i work part time at a grocery store. <BR> i love to read and to watch hockey <em>224</em> <BR> i have been a member of spark people for about 9 months now but now i am finally getting serious about my weight. <BR> i am 190 lbs (which looks horrible on my 5'2" frame) and last Monday was my first "official" workout. since then i have gone to my gym every day. i mainly stay... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:42:00 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 7 Sep 2012 21:25:21 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:13:00 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 2 Aug 2012 18:55:53 EST Time? Motivation?! Hey everyone, I'm struggling to find the motivation to fit being healthy into my lifestyle. I am constantly running around (not literally or I wouldn't have a problem) and just think it would be easier to push things aside; but obviously I can't keep on thinking like this. Do you all have any tips for me to help me get moving and actually want to push myself to do this? Sun, 10 Jun 2012 17:34:11 EST Hi guys :) My name's Lizzie, I'm 18 and hoping to lose some weight, like 20-30 lbs or so. I don't want to be reaaally skinny, just to a point where I'm comfortable. Anyways I don't really have many friends on here so hopefully I can meet some people on this team :) Tue, 8 May 2012 12:36:05 EST Hello there! I've probably posted in here before years ago. Needless to say, I never stuck at anything so I'm back again, but I'm taking it seriously this time. <BR> My weight has been up and down forever, I was about 215lbs when I was 12, plateaued at about 148lbs at 15, then managed to drop down to 124lbs when I was about 16, and I was up and down for ages, then went up and up to 210lbs as my starting weight. <BR> I'm aiming to get down to about 135lbs, and I've already lost 4lbs. <BR> Generally just ea... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:15:27 EST What's Your Dream? I'm Day Dreaming to be 111lbs and Get a boyfriend. Realistic? I made this youtube video to hopefully help out the process. they are both quit large goals! Heres the link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Leave me comments, likes, let me know what you think. feed back is always fun! Wed, 11 Apr 2012 03:35:57 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:37:34 EST Looking for a buddy :) Hi there :) I've been using this site for a while, but just decided to get serious about losing weight. I am 5'5'' and 140 pounds, I'd like to lose ten to fifteen pounds by the beginning of June. If there's anyone out there that would like to be my buddy, let me know! Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:55:26 EST Hi there! Hello, I'm Leny. I'm 19. I have been on this site since last year but haven't really been active until now. <BR> I love art, movies, my tv shows (Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, etc...), all things horror, books and many other things. <BR> <BR> I have always been over weight and am ready to shed the extra pounds. I am tired of putting it off. <BR> <BR> Feel free to message me if you please. :) <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:29:04 EST X) Hello All! IM SO EXCITED TO FINALLY FIGURE THIS THING OUT! XP <BR> Hello everyone, my name is Jenny and im 20 years old from southern cali. Its feels great to be part of this group. i hope to soon meet some of you and build a bond that will motivate us to reach our goals! Lets get started! XD Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:54:35 EST Any people in my area intereste in being my buddy? Hi my name is Jenny and even though iv had this account for almost a year now, i never really did anything with it. I live in Southern California and i am in need of a work out buddy. X) I'm decent at motivating myself, but at times working out can get pretty lonely and i tend to give up. Can anyone help me figure out how all this works? its pretty overwhelming which is why iv never really used this site. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:49:08 EST Hi! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Jaynel, I have never been on any sort of diet before but recently I gained about 30 pounds (as in within the past year) which I am dying to get rid of. I hope that having people to talk to and a way to keep track of what I eat and when I exercise will help me. Can't wait to hopefully get to know some of you! Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:24:36 EST Im New I am new here and looking to gain some friends on spark people as well as motivators. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:47:53 EST Looking to meet new people. Hi I'm new like just started this spark people today. I've just ordered the book so I'm really trying to get into this. I just need some support for will power. I'm just looking to meet people who can help me lose weight. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:44:14 EST Looking for buddies! Hey guys! My name is Jill, I'll be 21 in a couple weeks, and I'm looking for some spark friends to help hold me accountable and keep me on track and motivated. I am serious about losing weight and would love to have someone (or a few someones) who are equally committed to chat with. I'm looking for someone I can be in contact with on a regular basis (please don't abandon me after 3 days!). Send me a message if you're interested! Thanks! Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:30:35 EST Totally New Hey! I am Ashlee, I am new to this whole website. I am not really sure how this whole thing is supposed to work but I need a change in my life and I am ready to start. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 23:45:39 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 03:09:36 EST I'm new. Buddy? Hey. c: I'm Samm. I recently gained like, 20 pounds due to birth control. I switched pills, but I want to lose 50 pounds for summer. I would love a buddy to do it with? c: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:29:44 EST Newbie :) Hello everyone!! I finally made a profile today and proud to say today is my start of something new!! I'm still trying to understand how to use this site but i hope this would help my goals of losing weight and gain strength. Would like to have a support system going on here, so any new buddies out there? lol <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone else's Goals and achievements!! Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:21:18 EST Hi from Dixon IL Im 18 just graduated from highschool. I live at home with my mother and two younger brothers. I have a really amazing girlfriend. I want to get into a healthier lifestyle so i can look good and feel better. Sat, 19 Nov 2011 22:30:07 EST Hi, I am Greg Hi, I am Greg. Im 19 yrs. old and I live in Beloit Wi. I am wanting to get into shape because I want to avoid the health issues that my family has to deal with and I am also considering going into the armed forces. <BR> Sat, 19 Nov 2011 12:42:53 EST Hey there, I'm Ashley, Hi there everyone, my name is Ashley. I'm 18. Joining this site is probably one of the smartest things I could have done. I just started college and my weight is holdng me back from enjoying my time. My goal is to lose weight of course, but to also start achieving a healthier lifestyle. I look forward to meeting new friends, as well as encouraging them every step of the way. <BR> Well, hope to hear from some of you guys soon. I wish you the best of luck. <BR> =] Sat, 19 Nov 2011 02:52:43 EST Hi from Spain ^^ Hi! I'm a 19 years old girl from Spain. I have been in SparkPeople since a month ago. I want to lose 26 kg (57 pounds) for my next birthday, in 8 months. Anyway I'm not going to be obsessed with my goal, is something that I want, no that I need. After losing all the weight I want to keep my life more active, because right now is pretty sedentary. I want a healthier life, not only loss the weight. <BR> Good luck to everyone, I hope we can reach our goals <em>41</em> Tue, 1 Nov 2011 11:10:32 EST Hey guys and girls. :) I'm new to this!! Just fully committed to changing myself inside and out as of yesterday. So far so good! I'm 19 and have a daughter....with that I don't really have many friends to work out with so I'm doin this all on my own! If I can do this, you can definitely do it. Because I usually always give up after the first 24 hours. Logging on here and reading motivating stories and blogs really have been helping me. I feel like I'm on here more than facebook almost! haha. <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone. Not re... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 14:09:17 EST Need a Buddy! hey everyone, <BR> I'm new here and I need a buddy! Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:05:01 EST Hey! I'm Blake! and who might you be? Hey y'all, <BR> My name is Blake. I'm 19.. almost 20 and seriously panicking because I'm about to enter the 3rd decade of my life unsatisfied with myself. I need some buddies on this place. People to yell at me, to keep me on track, to call me out on my mistakes, to make ME accountable for my actions because as of right now, I can't handle it. <BR> <BR> So feel free to add me, I promise, I'm a great sparkfriend :) We can do this together!! <BR> Happy Sparkin, <BR> Blake Thu, 13 Oct 2011 23:09:38 EST Greetings To My Generation! Hey Everyone! <BR> I'm Ashley aka Chef Sunflower! I'm 18 years young, I'm not super overweight, but enough so that it bothers me and I really need to get to a place with my body that I'm comfortable with. I really take pride in eating healthy, and I love cooking. I'm also interested in music, okay, I’m obsessed with music, writing, making jewelry- I founded my own business, swimming, surfing, and I love the outdoors! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a male partner who is serious about pushing me an... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:08:11 EST Great exercises for butt, stomach, & arms plz comment bk thx everyone! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:14:42 EST In need of a buddy/friend Hi my name is Kierra kind of fell off track now I'm willing to stay on track lookin for a friend I can possibly text and tell my goals to and they do the same back! Get at me anybody who is looking for the same thing. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:12:04 EST Newbie! =) Hello! My name is Cassie and I'm new to this team. I just thought I'd pop in and say hi. See you around the message board! :D Sun, 25 Sep 2011 23:40:06 EST New and Confused So I am new to this. My college roommate showed me this site and said that it might help if I got a buddy on here who isn't her, although she does work out with me. Anyway, I just want to post and see what all is out there. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:41:26 EST Suggestions Please Basicly im back at college for my finale year. And i have only been back 1 week and am having a problem keeping away from sweets, chocolates and buiscuits. <BR> <BR> i do keep up with my 5 a day and my regular meals i have just started snacking AGAIN between meals i am finding it hard to stop eating the sugary stuff in the evenings and there is hardly anything to do up here. <BR> <BR> i dont want to go back to a size 18 trousers. when im home i stay away from these sugary foods as i have t... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 13:36:26 EST Brand New! Hey Y'all! I'm brand new here! I'm a sophomore at a University in NC! I'm just looking to live a healthier lifestyle! Tue, 6 Sep 2011 12:16:03 EST new to the site I am new to Sparkpeople and would like a spaark buddy (: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:45:28 EST New/buddy? Hey I'm new at this and I have never really followed a weight loss program but I have been told that if you have a friend for support you will have a better success rate. Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:18:27 EST cud yu help i am 18 and im not gunna lie imm not to much over weight but im not satusfide i need help cuz no one around me will give me the push and support i need <em>41</em> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 23:50:24 EST hello! i'm new ^_^ obviously Sat, 13 Aug 2011 12:08:04 EST HI, I'm new and would like a buddy. Hi everyone my name is Tanya and I am a 19 year old about to go back to college and I am looking for a buddy to loose weight. I weigh 220 ponds which I have gained through out the past year. I am an emotional eater and let out all my stress by eating, I am also my biggest critic. I would like to just get to the healthy weight for my height and age which is 145. If anybody is looking for a buddy as well let me know Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:44:33 EST Hi, I'm Kirstin I'm 19, and I currently weigh 214lbs. <BR> I'm a little bit short, measuring up at 5ft 3. <BR> <BR> I haven't been this weight since I was 12 years old, and my lowest weight was around 125lbs, when I was 16. This was acheived by unhealthy means. <BR> Since being in a relationship, I have steadily put on weight (a mix of getting comfortable and eating Chinese take aways all the time, haha). Without sounding pig-headed, I don't look like I weigh as much as I do (I never have done, at 130lbs, c... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:26:38 EST Hey everyone! Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Faith. I have about ten pounds to lose, but I also want to gain endurance and muscle, which will require a lot of work. I'm really quite out of shape, and I want to get better. <BR> <BR> A bit about me: I'm a 19-year-old college student studying math and philosophy. I'm also married to a wonderful man who currently is stationed at Osan Air Base, serving in the US Air Force. <BR> <BR> I would love to make some friends, and I think I will be blogging o... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 02:05:28 EST Hi, I'm Angel. :) I'm new on here. I need to lose about 40 pounds. I would love any kind of motivation you guys can offer. I know that I'll need a lot of help. I have a job, a son, a husband, and I'm going to school in about a month. I've been trying to lose weight for a really long time, seems like my whole life. Hopefully this site will help me get the job done. :) Wed, 6 Jul 2011 22:01:02 EST 5 months, no weight loss. I have done 3400 minutes of exercise this year (badminton/walking/zumba/xbox kinect fitness thing/exercise bike), and don't have a particularly bad diet (i don't really eat take away/ready meals/red meat etc, and don't drink alcohol very often), yet i have only lost a couple of pounds since January and don't look any slimmer. <BR> It's really disheartening to put in that much extra effort and get no results, especially as i don't put on weight if i stop exercising (makes me wonder what the p... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:04:32 EST New Hey all! I joined a while back but I haven't been on this site in a while...but i'm back! I am 19 and from Canada. I am looking to loose about 15 pounds :) Who's with me? Tue, 14 Jun 2011 08:46:34 EST Looking for a buddy! Hey everyone <BR> <BR> I've been on spark for about 4 weeks now and have lost +- 6 lbs. I'm 20 years old,I'm 5 ft 10.5" and hoping to lose about 50 lbs. Anybody similar who wants to be my sparkbuddy? Sun, 29 May 2011 15:59:08 EST Need a Buddy! Hi everyone, my name is Kelsey, 22 yo. looking for a buddy so we can help each other stick to our diet and exercise plans. I am looking to lose about 10-15 lbs. Anyone else in that range looking for a buddy? Sat, 28 May 2011 19:15:50 EST New and looking for a few buddies to push Hi my names Stormy and im new to this and i could really use some people to push me along and help me stay on track and im willing to do the same! Fri, 27 May 2011 22:52:00 EST New and looking for a buddy! Hey everyone! I'm Virginia. I want to lose about 20 lbs. Wed, 25 May 2011 14:58:16 EST I have lost 30 lbs and I want to lose 20 more. Hello, I'm Merari and I'm 19 years old. I decided to become healthy on March 16, 2011. I was 13 when I started to gain weight. I gained nearly 20 lbs in one month from medications I was prescribed. I became depressed from my weight gain, the stress of school and my family. I put off going to college because of my depression and the anxiety I get when I’m around people. I rarely go out because I feel embarrassed of my body and ashamed of myself. I wasted much of my youth and I have decided I d... Tue, 17 May 2011 11:28:35 EST Hey guys Hey all. I'm 21, about to turn 22, so I guess I fall into this groups guidelines. Haha. I live in Pennsylvania, and I have a baby boy. I dunno what else to say haha. Mon, 9 May 2011 11:25:14 EST i need some friends on this! hi i'm new to this, im a 19 year old mummy and want to lose 50lb by christmas! anyone up for being my buddy on this? sarah x Mon, 9 May 2011 05:19:55 EST CeeJayRose - Weigh in . Mon, 2 May 2011 01:22:32 EST Breaking the Chain! I'm 20 years old and home from college for the summer. I've found it is so hard to make good food choices when I'm not the one buying the groceries. I keep looking around at my mom and aunts and really starting to worry that I'll end up really overweight when I get older. I'm determined to break that chain now! Just because our family is southern does not mean I have to eat fried foods every day! I welcome ideas on how to eat right when you're not the one in charge of food. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:48:27 EST Hello :) Hi everyone, I'm Margaux, I live in Mexico, Tijuana, and I'm 19y.o. <BR> I'm 5'2 and 105.8lb I want to lose 15pounds. I'm not overweight, but I want to be more fit. <BR> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:27:18 EST Hi Everyone :) I"m Monikka, I'm 18 and basically trying to change my body and my life for the better. I'd love to talk and make good supporting friends on this site. <em>30</em> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:15:54 EST New to SparkpPeople Hi everyone, I'm a 21 year old female from Colorado. I'm here to lose 40 lbs and to create a healthy lifestyle that will stick with me for years to come. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:35:11 EST hi everyone! I'm a 20yr old aupair and I currently live in London. I found sparkpeople a few days ago and absolutely love it so far! I'm hoping to lose about 10 kg in total. I gained a lot of weight because I didn't watch what I was eating (lots of desserts, sweets, etc) and I always ate whenever I was bored (trying to control that now!). I started using Jillian Michaels "30 Day Shred" and I'm on day 6 now. I really like it altough it's so exhausting..Well, I hope it will be worth it, <BR> Emma xx Sun, 3 Apr 2011 10:13:09 EST New girl! Hi, I'm new here. My name's Melanie. I'm a 19 (almost 20) year-old college student (Frostburg State University in Maryland). I'm trying to lose 55 or so pounds eventually. I like to knit. I have problems with motivation. Sat, 2 Apr 2011 17:05:36 EST 3 weeks in...and still no weight loss I've been doing this for three weeks now. I have walked at least 5 miles each week, watched my calorie and fat intake, increased the fruits and veggies I am eating, and been sleeping well at night. <BR> <BR> What is wrong with me? :/ My husband says maybe I have plateaued. I lost 30 last year and now I am working on the last 15 I want to lose. <BR> <BR> But this makes me very unmotivated. Even when I try really hard...nothing happens. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:17:24 EST Needa buddy! Howdy! I'm a sophomore in college and I weigh about 215. I've been overweight my entire life and my weight just steadily keeps getting bigger and bigger. I also have PCOS which only contributes to the situation. I've been doing well the past couple of days, however I just wish results were faster. I just feel like I may never be at a healthy weight. I just can't picture it. I need someone who understands to help motivate me! I'd really appreciate it! <BR> <BR> -EJ Wed, 23 Mar 2011 23:23:48 EST Need a diet buddy! Hi my name is Dylana and I am 18 years old. I weigh about 210 lbs and am looking to lose quite a bit of weight, I am struggling with eating not so much exercise, and suffer from an extreme case of emotional eating, and the freshman 15 (ok 20...). I need someone in a similar situation, who can help me along, and I can help along too! Anyone would be helpful! Thanks! <em>30</em> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 23:57:42 EST Anyone in or near Mississauga, Ontario, Canada? Desperately looking for an in person friend and work out buddy. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 05:23:13 EST In need of a diet pal ive been pretty stressed out and grieving over my grandfather, so i lost about 10-15 lbs. But i am on a healthy eating diet where i dont eat any junk food.. or atleast i try not to .. lol i weigh about 166.7 i am very self concious and i always feel very guilty when i eat, i always say " is this healthy " or " is this ok", im basically looking for someone to help/ talk/ give advice on my journey to reach 140.. to me its just a number, i just care about the way i look... thanks so much ! <BR>... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 19:53:01 EST What did you do today? I wanted a place where I could share the positive things I did today! <BR> <BR> Today I walked past the Betty Crocker cake my roommate had baked, and filled my lunch box with fruits and veggies. :) Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:37:49 EST I'm ready to wear my small clothes again! April 25th of this year I will have been married 2 years... I have gained almost 20 pounds and everyone says I hold it well.. but who ants to be told that! I'm so tired of it and when i was asked if I was pregnant i wanted to cry! So i'm not sure how this cite really works yet, but I just know I dont have money fr personal trainers and to spend money on weight loss plans so I am sooo happy to find this! I would love to loose 15 or 20 pounds by my April 25th, if anyone has suggestions on thin... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 14:26:01 EST New to SparkPeople Hi! I'm 18 and taking a gap year before (hopefully) going to uni in Nova Scotia for pre-veterinary medicine. I currently live in Quebec. <BR> <BR> I have never had a big problem with my weight, but I was shocked at the 8 pounds I put on this Christmas. I'd never had a problem with holiday weight gain before! I think it was because clients at work kept bringing in sweet treats and I just hadn't prepared myself to say no to them. <BR> <BR> My best ever body was March-April last spring. I flu... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 10:51:27 EST Im new to Sparkpeople and this blog... team? haha My name is Georgia and Im pretty new to all this. I just wanted to try and make some friends to help motivate me :) <BR> Im getting ready to go into college after a year abroad and looking to get rid of some of the chunk that I picked up there haha <BR> and Im a mindless muncher with no self-control... Hahaha <BR> I love being challenged and always complete things better when I have someone pushing me and vice verse so if anyone enjoys little competitions and dual goals let me know! :) Sat, 22 Jan 2011 12:07:42 EST Something we all need to remember and share! I know this is long, but read it all the way through! <BR> <BR> The Cab Ride <BR> <BR> I arrived at the address and honked the horn. <BR> after waiting a few minutes <BR> I walked to the <BR> door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a <BR> frail, elderly voice. I could hear something <BR> being dragged across the floor. <BR> <BR> After <BR> a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in <BR> her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a <BR> print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pin... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:47:17 EST new member hi everyone my names aubree,, i have a 2yr old son & im a freshman in college i would love to know what yall do to fight temptations? Sun, 16 Jan 2011 01:26:58 EST Let's Make the Best of This year!! I just want to wish everyone the best in the new year! I hope you all have great successes and meet some great goals!!! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 20:11:19 EST 19 year old Hi I am Haley and I am almost 19(this month 28th). I feel like I need to recycle myself and start a new life! I feel like this year is going to be my year for this weight loss! I have 85 pounds to lose and I am more determined now than ever before to lose the weight and become a more rounded(or less rounded-depends on how you see it) person! To show you how determined I am I have made a blog to motivate myself and others to lose weight as one! <link><BR>u... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 19:25:22 EST I'm in need of a chubby buddy My name is Laura and I'm going to be in college soon. I'd love to learn how to be healthy before I go to college and eat everything is sight. I need someone who will push me to lose weight and eat right and bother me on facebook. That seems to be the only way I can get motivated enough to do anything. I used to have a friend who would exercise with me but she went to college and is currently a personal trainer who has no time for me anymore. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:46:14 EST Any Biggest Loser fans? This has probably been discussed many times, but I'm new and I don't know. <BR> <BR> What are your opinions of the show or of this season? Does it motivate you as much as it motivates me? I love the weigh-in part in each episode. Seeing the happy faces of the contestants helps me keep my eye on the prize and remember how proud I am when I lose a pound or two. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 15:45:54 EST Hey! I'm new to sparkpeople and to this group. I've lost about 25 lbs on weight watchers, but I haven't been tracking lately and so I'm trying this diet. Can't wait to talk with some of you! <BR> <BR> Stay strong! Sun, 7 Nov 2010 19:41:26 EST How are you going to stay in control for holidays? Tell me what you are going to do to stay in control of yourself for the holidays!!! This is an exercise to help you make a plan of action before thankgiving a christmas get here! Sun, 31 Oct 2010 23:56:36 EST Hey all! So, I just started Spark a couple days ago. I'm trying to find all the motivation I can to stick to my diet/workout routine. I've only been at it 3 days so far, but doing great. Seeing an improvement already. =) <BR> <BR> Anyway, just thought I'd say hey and introduce myself. See my SparkPage for more info about me if you'd like. I'm always looking to make new friends and gain support, so feel free to contact me! (Through PM, comment on my page, reply here, whatever.) <BR> <BR> Have an awes... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:09:01 EST not motivated For the past two weeks i have been really good, etc but i havent lost any weight. this has made me very unmotivated. <BR> <BR> BUT i want to loose weight!! argh Thu, 30 Sep 2010 03:17:42 EST New Team Leader! Hi I am sierra i signed on to be a new team leader for this team!! I hope to be able to bring some great traits to the team!! Sun, 29 Aug 2010 14:53:15 EST Hello I Am Tiajazz2009 Hello Everyone I Am Tiajazz2009 I Am 18 Years Old. I Am Trying Really Hard To Lose Weight Not Only To Feel Confident In My Appearance But To Basically Become A Healthier Person. I Love To Swim (On A Swim Team) And I Am In A Band. My Family Is Really Grab And Go Fast For Everything So Trying To Make Healthy Meals Is Not Easy At All Seeing We Are Home At 9P.M. By Then We Go To Bed And Wake Up And Start Over. I Really Need To Lose All This Weight Before It Causes Me More Complications Than Anyth... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 17:00:35 EST Today is a new day. :) New girl here, excited to get back to my high school athletics weight of 130. I'm Anastasia, engaged to married (in a few years,) and going to university next year, so now's the time. I have approx. 45 pounds to lose, and my goal is the end of November, so fingers crossed, my favorite running shoes on, and hopefully the best wishes and encouragement of SP friends along the way! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:26:27 EST Heeeey Hi, my name is Sarah and I'm fairly new to Sparkpeople. I am going to be a sophomore this year and I reeeeaally want to lose the freshman 15! Let me know if you're in the same boat / want to talk things over! Sat, 31 Jul 2010 22:30:24 EST JULY 10 pound Challenge! So my goal is to lose ten pounds by the end of July! If you want to join, leave your name, your weight or how much you've lost so far or want to lose and w/e else :P <BR> <BR> SW: 210 <BR> CW: 208 <BR> GW: 200 <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 14:12:24 EST Looking to connect with others my age! Hi everyone, I'm a 20 year old college student, hoping to connect with other Spark-ers my age for support and just to have a general good time :) Mon, 12 Jul 2010 12:07:14 EST Hey =) I'm new here and I will appreciate if you help me to understand how this works. Thanks Sun, 11 Jul 2010 01:33:34 EST Hi, I'm new. Hello, everyone. My name is Virginia and I'm new to the team. I'm 22 years old and will be 23 on September 11th (yeah, not a very happy birthday in 2001). Fri, 9 Jul 2010 22:09:59 EST Hi Everyone! Hey! <BR> My name is Katie and I am just starting out on this site! <BR> <BR> I am 19 years old, 5'9" and 193 pounds (down from my highest of 215!) I am looking forward to getting motivation from everyone on here and I would love to get to know you! <BR> <BR> I am also looking for a buddy, so message or add me if you are interested! =) <BR> <BR> -Katie Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:21:26 EST Hi :) Hey my name is Nia, I'm a 19 year old student painfully living in the DC area. Just kidding it's not so bad here. I'm originally from NY and I'll be returning there in the fall for school yay! <BR> <BR> I love the guitar, I have a love/hate relationship with the summer and hot weather, I LOVE LOVE LOVE to dance, I love to be surrounded by genuinely good people who are fun to chill with, I like going to parties or any function where I can have fun and meet new people. I'm pretty easy to get ... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 09:28:41 EST I'm Jess [: I'm new Hello there. My name is Jessica and I am almost 19 years of age. I live in Central Florida and I have attended Warner University for one semester and plan to attend The Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Orlando sometime in July/August. I want to build airplanes, but specifically their engines. [: <BR> <BR> I don't know how long I've kept telling myself that I will lose weight. And many are the times I've tried but failed. So I no longer call it a diet,...I call it a healthy lifestyle jou... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 19:52:12 EST i need a buddy! i've been on spark people for a couple weeks now, but it's not going as well as i'd hoped. i seriously lacking motivation. so i want a buddy! i've got like, 100 pounds to lose, and i'd like a buddy with similar goals. preferably a girl. it'd help a LOT! but you can never have enough friends. so, who ever wants to, can add me. (: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:56:38 EST Hey!!! Teen trying to lose weight. fun? hegs yea Wed, 17 Mar 2010 10:24:59 EST Hello Well I found this site via a forum I usually browse, and at this point I am hoping it'll help. I'm 19, 5'9 and 170lbs, it doesn't seem that bad but I'm not happy being the size I am. I realized I needed to lose the weight when my mother joined weight watchers and by now she has lost over 35lbs and is closing in on the weight I am. It has really hit me hard that I've gone up a pants size or two (its more like 2) so I'm hoping the site will help keep me motivated. And if im tracking and having ... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:49:46 EST Welp, I'm new to this. I'm 19 and I woke up one day asking myself what happened to me. I am on a mother/daughter team and we are losing weight together. I joined this site in hopes of seeing other peoples' success stories that will push me and to provide my support where I can. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:36:15 EST Hi I jsut wanted to say hi! Fri, 26 Feb 2010 20:57:36 EST Hello Hi! I'm new to this team. My name is Sarah and I'm 19 years old. I'm studying to become an Optician, and I love photography, reading, and music. I'm looking for a buddy who has the same goals as me. Hoping to lose 30-35 pounds and gain back a healthy, good-looking body. <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 24 Feb 2010 18:13:13 EST Take a minute to brag! Hey Everyone!! I want to know how everyone is doing. Take this time to brag about your weight loss! It will make you feel oh so good! :) <BR> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:59:32 EST Ahhh need help!! I can't seem to get motivated! no matter how hard I try. This always happens to me...I even have a way to work out inside but I can't seem to get into a groove!! Thu, 4 Feb 2010 13:40:56 EST Hi, I 'm Melissa! Hi! <BR> <BR> I am 19 years old and I am a stay at home mom with a beautiful baby girl! She is about 6 months now! I am new to spark people. I look forward to getting to know others and losing the baby weight! Mon, 1 Feb 2010 19:06:54 EST Hi I'm new! My name's Caroline and I'm an overeater. <BR> <BR> Well, now that's out of the way... hi! I just came across this place and it looks pretty good. I need all the support and distractions I can, so seemed like a good idea to join up. <BR> <BR> So, a bit about me. Well, as I said, my name is Caroline, I'm 23 and from the UK. Umm I'm a final year student at university, looking forward to graduating this summer. <BR> <BR> Why am I here? Why am I losing weight? Well I guess I'm tired of being... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:42:24 EST Hi Peoples! My name is Megan I'm 18 and new to this site. I've been over weight most of my life and every time I try to loose weight something ends up getting in my way. I'm looking for buddies if anyone wants to be my friend feel free to message me. Wed, 6 Jan 2010 23:44:36 EST Im 20 and im looking for some buddies :) Hey guys, im a 20 year old full time college student looking to find some buddies to help me through my weight loss journey :) Wed, 6 Jan 2010 22:29:55 EST Hi I'm Courtney. I'm 18 and trying to lose the final 27 lbs. Should be easier than the 70 I lost without support I'm hoping. Fri, 1 Jan 2010 04:39:34 EST Hey There! Im Laura. Hello All. <BR> My name is Laura and Im happy to be joining a team. I will be starting my challenge here in the next few days and Im really excited and anxious to get some results. <BR> Good Luck to all! Fri, 11 Dec 2009 02:17:04 EST Hi I'm Chloe : ) Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> This would be my first official day of starting my weight loss! I am so very excited to living a more healthy lifestyle. I am going to work on my proportion's and try to have better judgment about food in general. I need all the encouragement I can get to keep on track, but I know I can do this!!! Mon, 30 Nov 2009 18:31:42 EST I wish this team were more active..... I want people to talk to.... <BR> :( Mon, 16 Nov 2009 15:39:18 EST Hello!! Hey, I'm Gabi! I am 19 years old. I have done a lot of dieting before, but it has never worked out and I am hoping this time is different. I hope that I get to know you guys very well and that we can support eachother in this! <em>9</em> Sat, 14 Nov 2009 17:59:44 EST i'm new :) Hello all... I am Becky. I'm 19 and attending Rose State College for Dental Hygiene, and then pursuing my love for dance at University of Central Oklahoma. I have recently gained 20 lbs that I am very much uncomfortable with. I'm looking for supportive motivating people. Feel free to chat with me! Tue, 27 Oct 2009 21:20:18 EST Hey there my name is Kim! ^-^ Hi there everyone my name is Kim and I am 19 years old. I am from wisconsin and I'm glad to find a team like this. I hope that everything turns around good and to gain some support and friends. Thu, 8 Oct 2009 21:27:44 EST HIII EVERYONE im new here to this site. i need new friends and buddies on my page! =) So far im really loving this site. hope to meet others who have similar goals like me Wed, 7 Oct 2009 00:32:13 EST 22 and new to this group Hi, I am 22 and looking to lose approximately 45-50lbs before the new year. SO, my hubby and I can have a baby. Good luck to all in their journey. Sat, 12 Sep 2009 12:28:35 EST Hello Everyone I'm Tiffani. I'm 19. And I'm fighting a pretty tough battle with weight loss but this time I'll win. :D <BR> wish me luck. Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:58:14 EST Hey... Alright guys? My name's Dan, I'm from the UK (Derby) and, judging by the quick look around, I'm in a similar boat to a lot of you... Just finished my first year at uni (I'm 19) and I've gained some unwanted weight. <BR> <BR> I'm studying anthropology and I'm basically interested in everything, especially politics, science, photography, other cultures (have to be! I'm an anthropologist), even sport from time to time. <BR> <BR> I've joined this group to get speaking to people my own sort of a... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:02:41 EST Weigh in challange! I weigh in every monday - today was 185.0! Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:13:09 EST Hello Everybody!! I've been lurking for a bit but I'm so excited to get started and active on SparkPeople. So I figured it was time to introduce myself. My name is Jenni and I am nineteen years old. I love my animals very much I have two little dogs that think they should be whereever I am. I love journaling, writing letters, scrapbooking, taking photos, animals, watching movies, and random other things like that. I have Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. I am working on improving my health in every aspect. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 11:42:30 EST Hi =) Hi! I'm Megan. I'm 19 and ready to lose the weight I've gained in the past year and a half! Good luck to everyone!! <em>30</em> Sat, 11 Jul 2009 04:23:03 EST Ann Marie <em>129</em> <em>9</em> Sat, 11 Jul 2009 00:25:10 EST i want to be in too ? Sat, 11 Jul 2009 00:13:50 EST 20 and new. Hey. My name's Jessie. I live in Southern Ohio with my amazing boyfriend Roman. I joined sparkpeople a little while ago.. Then had a fall through so I'm starting over. I'm hoping to find a buddy or two that have msn messenger because that logs in as soon as my computer turns on and I forget to log on here everyday. So here's to hoping on a successful journey and making great friends along the way. Thu, 21 May 2009 21:08:43 EST Hi-i'm new I just wanted to introduce myself. You can read my first blog for my full story. In short I'm 24 and gained about 20 lbs in the past 3 years. I want to be skinny again and feel good about myself so I've started a new diet and exercise plan and am working hard to get back to being skinnnnny :) Mon, 27 Apr 2009 11:46:09 EST Hi! Hi I'm new to this team. I just joined sparkpeople yesterday and was looking for a group to join and this one stuck out :) I'm hoping to drop about twenty pounds over the next four months or so. I also have a trip to Florida coming up in six weeks so I want to really kick it in gear for that. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday! Thu, 5 Feb 2009 07:16:29 EST Chasie Weigh-in #1 (01/15/09) <BR> 185 <BR> <BR> Weigh-in #2 (01/27/09) <BR> 180 <BR> <BR> Weigh-in #3 (02/02/09) <BR> 181 <BR> <BR> Weigh-in #4 (02/09/09) <BR> 178 <BR> <BR> Weigh-in #5 (02/16/09) <BR> 178 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:41:53 EST Hello Everyone Just thought i should introduce myself, i'm new to this. My name is Melissa and i'm 22 years old. i've been eating healthy and working out for the past week, so far i havent lost any weight but im going to keep trying. <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 Jan 2009 13:17:43 EST Hello Hi my name is Kendra I'm 19 and today is day one of trying to create a healthier me! I need help and support so that's why I've joined sp! I hope I can be a support system to other people here as well. Sun, 18 Jan 2009 11:16:52 EST Hey new here Hello- I'm Tika Just wanted to say hello. I'm 20 yrs old, Just trying to lose my baby phat! trying to lose 15-20 pounds. Thu, 15 Jan 2009 22:06:41 EST hey hey I'm new at spark but I've already lost 20lbs on my own i just wanna lose like 20 more with more exercise so im trying this out Mon, 12 Jan 2009 18:14:17 EST Weight Loss Buddy-I need one Hi! My name is Vanessa! I am 18 years old and in my first year of university! I am 5'5" and 165-170lbs. I want to get down to 130lbs. My interests are art and reading and I love animals! I'd love to have someone to chat with who has similar goals! Thu, 8 Jan 2009 01:18:17 EST Hey! Im Sam, Im 19 Looking for a weight loss buddy Anyone want to share what their goals are? Fri, 12 Dec 2008 01:54:06 EST just to say hi im new to this, so figured i might as well say hi, hope i can do as good as everyone else out there! <BR> x Sat, 6 Dec 2008 05:39:55 EST Need a lot of help When I was 13,14,15,16 I weighted 89pounds. Then when I was 17 I weighted 95pounds. Then went up to 105 when I was 18,and 19. In June of when I was 19 I weighted about 110pounds. Then I had a very bad year when I went to college. To much work for me and the guy I was dating broke up with me. The I lost 5pound before my 20th birthday. Then I went to a new college and then it went done hill afther my 20th birthday and in 3weeks I went downe to 94pounds. Then I stayed at 94pounds for 1 year. So ... Fri, 21 Nov 2008 13:08:14 EST DVDS Hi all <BR> Does anybody know of any good exercise videos that actually work and you will see improvements from. <BR> xx Sun, 9 Nov 2008 14:08:35 EST new to SP! Hello everyone. I'm new to SP and am looking for some online fitness buddies. My name is Diana, I live in the Midwest. You can check out my profile for more info on my goals. My interests include: guitar, writing, religion, spirituality, computer games, graphic arts, belly dancing, yoga and swimming. :) Sat, 8 Nov 2008 16:53:29 EST Looking for Buddies - 22 and new! Hey everyone! I'm 22 and just became dedicated to making myself healthier. I'd love to meet people my age on here who have the same interests as me. I look forward to meeting everyone! Wed, 5 Nov 2008 11:34:20 EST Need Support Hi, my name is Joanne and I'm 18 years old, and I really need support. I need to stay motivated, and that never works for me! I used to be anorexic and to tell you the truth, I wanna go back to be anorexic. I used to be 145 and now 220. I'm tired of this weight. I don't feel attractive and pretty I don't have confidence. Even thow my boyfriend tells me I'm beautiful everyday. I want energie in the morning when I get out of bed!.. But for some reason, I can't seem to find something to push me.... Tue, 4 Nov 2008 19:41:09 EST New here Hi I am new here I just found this site I hope it helps out a lot. I have been trying to loose for a while so I hope this time it works. <BR> Thanks for reading Sun, 2 Nov 2008 14:23:23 EST Nicole weigh-in challenge 10/29/08 - 134 Sun, 2 Nov 2008 13:30:25 EST Hello Hello, My name is Jaylyn, I just joined this group, I'm 22. When I was 18 I was 150 and very happy with my weight. Then I was in a car accident and just added on weight overnight. I weighed 175 for a good year then it slowly went up to 186 and I decided that that was enough. After on and off dieting over the summer I managed to get to 169, but for the last couple weeks I haven't lost anything and I haven't tried. I want to get motivated and lose more so I thought I would join a group. <BR> M... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 01:28:36 EST introduce myself i am 22 and weight 202 i want to weigh 145 by next year around this time. so far i been exercising but not really eating right.i will like to eat just 1 set thing everyday but i really dont know what i can eat everyday and still be consistent. Wed, 22 Oct 2008 13:46:20 EST Hello everyone! =) Hello, decided to join this team cos it looks the best. My names connie im 19 and im from New Zealand. =) <BR> <BR> i weigh 80 kg's which is about 176 pounds? i think.. ^^ buuuut my goal is to get down to at least 60 kg's and under. <BR> so yeah, help me out nd il help you out, or try too. :) <BR> <BR> THANKS Tue, 21 Oct 2008 03:08:09 EST HI! Im new so say HI! How is everyone doing used to use spark a lot then reached my goal and quit it. lost a couple of stone and ran a 10k then thought yeah im quality. without the tracking of meals and that i have been gradually putting the pound back on but have came back to the spark to regain my discipline anyways thts enough about me, How the hell is everyone doin? Sat, 18 Oct 2008 21:18:58 EST Help?! So I'm a 19 year old female and I currently weigh about 140. The reason I joined SP is because I have gained weight quickly and have very little time to exercise. When I do have time, I never want to. I'd like to get back to 120. I need motivation. Should I just burn off as many calories as I eat during the day to lose weight? Is it that simple? Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:03:49 EST Nice to meet you =] Hello! Today is my first day on SparkPeople, and I saw this group and had to join! <BR> I'm 19 years old, 145lbs, and I am so excited to loose the weight! <BR> Finally! A really good website! Fri, 26 Sep 2008 19:54:58 EST Newbie [: Heyy yall! I want to lose 54 more pounds by christmas, i know it will be hard and a lot of work but i think i can do it! I've already lost 19 pounds in 3 weeks [: <BR> <BR> -Kelsey Mon, 22 Sep 2008 07:58:05 EST Hey All! Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name's Maddie, I'm from St. Paul Minnesota but I'm currently a student in Columbia, Missouri. I'm looking to be as healthy as I possibly can be and i am all about the balance between work, play, health and happiness. <BR> <BR> I recently became a vegetarian and am loving it, everything feels so much better and brighter! I am still trying to learn more and improve my new diet so if anyone has any tips/ suggestions for me I would LOVE to hear them. <BR> <BR> L... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:56:58 EST hey everyone! Hey all!! <BR> I'm 20yrs old and finally ready to lose my unwanted pounds. I'm gained about 10lbs w/in the past 6 months and I may not be "fat" but I don't see myself as "skinny" either. I do love working out seeing is that I'll be a certified personal trainer very soon but I just need to get the nutrition part down. My problem is snacking and boredom eating. I made a meal plan for myself for tomorrow so we'll see how that goes :-) <BR> I'm 147lbs and 5'7". My goal weight is 127. Sun, 14 Sep 2008 23:42:56 EST new here!!! hey, my names amber, i'm from va! over the past year or so i've lost over 50 lbs....i reached my peak when i hit 243 then i decided i had to do something! well, i picked up smoking, lost tons of weight, and have hit a dead end and have a bad habit! i'm stuck at the 185-190 range.... cant seem to get past it. i'm trying to join the navy and either need to lose 20 lbs or loose a few inches...but i want to quit smoking at the same time!!! i know i can do it, but i know it will be easier with the... Thu, 28 Aug 2008 12:39:09 EST "ON" September Challenge! Hi , I'm Asma' , I WANT TO START a CHALLENGE with you guys , to lose 10 pounds in September , it would be totally kool if we could help each other out , bcuz for me : <BR> i LOVE CHALLENGES!!! <BR> <BR> So , Who's IN?! Tue, 26 Aug 2008 17:55:17 EST Hey i`m new Hey i`m new to the team and kinda new at this whole thing i`m looking for friends and to meet new people. Sun, 3 Aug 2008 13:04:58 EST HI!!! Lets make this team the best team!! Hi!! I'v tried loads of diets and lost a few pounds here and thr..but they usually stop and i gain it all back! im sure im not the only one this has happened to!! I joined this team hoping to find motivation from the other team memebers and to also motivate others!!!! Im hopin to loose 40 pounds slowly and steadily!! Go Team!! Fri, 18 Jul 2008 17:42:44 EST Katrina Weigh in Challenge I noticed the challenge board and would like to join in. I usually weigh myself on Mondays so my starting weight is 163.4 Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:02:27 EST New to the team Hello All, <BR> <BR> My name's Katrina and I'm new to the team. I joined SP back in mid-June and have been learning a lot about this website and navigating with all the things the website has to offer. <BR> <BR> I am still in college and am trying to lose weight before I graduate and get married. I've been looking for a buddy to help keep me motivated and accountable so if you are interested let me know. <BR> <BR> I lost 20 pounds last semester at school and feel that it's mostly because... Sun, 13 Jul 2008 19:43:27 EST What motivates you every day? Diet and exercise are like a package deal, so I was wondering... <BR> <BR> What most motivates you to eat right and stay on track? <BR> <BR> And what drives you to actually do your workout? <BR> <BR> Mine is wanting to like what I see at the end of the day when I Spark my meals, plus i just feel better when I eat right. <BR> Not to mention that weigh in looming at the end of the week...some days I feel like it's an iceberg and I'm the Titanic. <BR> <BR> As far as the workout, I make a pla... Thu, 10 Jul 2008 09:00:22 EST Show me how you smile. I challenge you to reach your own personal goals today, whatever they might be- hit the gym, pay the bills, finish the laundry- and then take time for yourself. <BR> A manicure, a stolen 20 minutes curled up with a magazine, a great cup of coffee. <BR> Just remember it's not all about work for the sake of work. It's work before play. Have some fun. <BR> I challenge you today and every day to find the time to smile. <BR> So tell me, how will you do it? <BR> Mine is reading a few pages of Eat, ... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 16:49:16 EST Melissa: weigh-in challenge. Right now I'm at 150 and I'm doing weekly weigh-ins, so I'll be back in seven days with a positive report! :) Wed, 9 Jul 2008 16:12:59 EST New Hey, I'm new to SP. <BR> I actually heard about it on a LJ community I was in. I've been working out for 3 months now and lost a pant size, and 6lbs. Just trying to keep it up and stick to it for the long haul :) Tue, 8 Jul 2008 09:51:23 EST new to this My name is Dana and im very new to SP.. <BR> Hey this is my first try at this but I want to enlist in the army so i'm willing to give it a try. I need to lose 90 pounds before i can enlist so if any one has any tips i could sure use them. Mon, 7 Jul 2008 00:19:02 EST MollyYocum Starting Weight: 203 <BR> Current Weight: 201 <BR> Goal Weight: 160 Wed, 2 Jul 2008 23:24:38 EST San Jose girl here :) Hey, I'm new here and just thought I'd say hi. I'm trying to lose 40 lbs. I haven't chosen any particular diet yet. I have just been eating light. I actually like following strict diets, which is weird, but I tend to pig-out if I don't. <BR> Any suggestions? <BR> Anybody else in the bay area? Wed, 2 Jul 2008 19:37:22 EST In need of suggestions... This week has been really BAD. It seems like every day there is someone that wants to do something that has bad food involved...picnics, bonfires (with smores), and of course Father's Day. Does anyone have ANY advice about how to go to these activities but not feel like you need to eat whatever everyone else has, especially if the healthy options at the picnics are limited? Because everything is just too tempting!! I'm open to ANY suggestions!! Tue, 17 Jun 2008 07:55:04 EST katielady88 Beginning Weight: 135 <BR> Current Weight: 129 <BR> Goal Weight: 120 Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:30:49 EST WiltingRose2005 Beginning Weight: 185 <BR> Current Weight: 180 <BR> Goal Weight: 120 Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:51:00 EST Newbie =) Hey everyone...I started Sparkpeople quite some time ago, but I keep falling off the wagon!! I am hoping that joining a Sparkteam will motivate me to continue losing weight so I can reach my goal! Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:06:06 EST hey! this is my second try at this.. i signed up last year and never stuck with it so now i am actually heavier! i've always been a little bit bigger than i should be but now its at its worst... my boyfriend and i were eating out all of the time and he has lost all of his weight because he has a bodybuilding competition in july but i'm stuck with this chunky body. he is full of determination, but i'm not. i need help! Mon, 9 Jun 2008 23:58:32 EST Hey I'm new i've tried to lose weight, but hasn't worked out. I'm glad I found this place though! My name's Chelsea. Sun, 8 Jun 2008 03:34:46 EST hello!!! sup people, <BR> Im in the USAF, and I gained 40 pounds since being in the military. I know sad right! I work around food which makes it harder to loose weight, but im still trying. I hope everthing is going well with all of you. Can't wait for the discussions and support!!!! Sat, 7 Jun 2008 15:03:53 EST I havenst posted anythign about me yet Im rach Ill be 20 on Aug. 28 (cant wait) Im enlisting in the Navy and trying to pass my PFT (physical fitness test) or as my DEP pools call it the PRT (Physical readyness test) Anyhow, Im trying to lose wieght and get in shape, that is my main goal. <BR> <BR> ~*~Rach~*~ Fri, 30 May 2008 15:01:04 EST Hi! I'm Maegan. I'm 19 years old (going to be 20 in about a week and a half). I'm hoping to lose about 100 pounds in about year or so so i can be closer to a healthier weight. I really really REALLY need support from people my age and general weight range (I don't know my actual weight, but I know I'm somewhere between 285 and 295), otherwise I feel like I'll never get anything done. I'm so excited to be doing this! Mon, 26 May 2008 19:15:39 EST Hi hello, I recently joined and am hoping to lead a healthy and motivating life. Still deciding what career to choose with all the emotions of the economy. But my interests are in holistic health and the environment. Also my goal is to lose about 30 pds to be in the healthy BMI catagory. <em>249</em> Fri, 2 May 2008 10:52:28 EST hey i'm new! This sounds like a good group! I am 19 and gained a lot of weight from my freshman year at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. I am majoring in nursing and I'm really excited because next year I am starting the actual nursing program. During this year my weight shot up to 180lbs and I am 5'2 I have been trying off and on to loose weight and I am currently down to 165 and would like to loose 20, 30, 40, 50, or even maybe 60lbs.(remember I'm short) anything would be nice though. I want t... Thu, 1 May 2008 18:06:07 EST Hey Hi, my name is Kelly and I just joined this group tonight. I'm 20 years old and am quite a busy person. I'm the mother of a two month old boy named Jacoby (Coby for short). I also work full time as a CNA and go to school full time to eventually become a nurse. <BR> <BR> Right now my short term goal is to lose 8 lbs in a month. However, I hope to eventually lose over 40lbs to get down to 130 lbs. You can learn more about my personal story by visiting my sparkpage or asking me. I'm a very soc... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 01:45:38 EST Chit-Chat Time!!! Welcome to SparkPeople and to the team! <BR> <BR> This is the place to share whatever you want! Just general chitchat about what's going on in our lives! <BR> <BR> You do not have to reply to this message, just post a new topic inside this part of the forum bout anything you wish! Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:50:17 EST Weigh-Ins Challenge Let's start helping each other stay on track by posting our weigh-ins. You can do this daily or weekly, either way is fine with us! Use the template below to post it. <BR> <BR> Beginning Weight: (the weight you were when you started) <BR> Current Weight: (the weight you are now) <BR> Goal Weight: (the weight you are trying to achieve) <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:47:33 EST 8 Glasses of Water Challenge- Week One 8 glasses of water is the daily minimum recommended by SparkPeople. Increasing and tracking my water was the first goal I worked on when I joined SparkPeople. If I can do it, I know you can!! <BR> <BR> This is the place to post how you are doing on your water intake each day! <BR> <BR> I want to join, how do I participate? Copy and paste the tally form below and put down the number of glasses you drink each day. Do not make multiple posts, just come back and edit the one from before. A new... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:44:38 EST