SparkPeople Single 50's and beyond. Team Messageboard This team is for all the single people 50's and beyond . Let's see if we can make new friendships and or relationships here, and enjoy all the things life has to offer. SparkPeople Single 50's and beyond. Team Messageboard Newly single again Hi my names Debi This January will be the anniversary of my 1st year of divorce. I have looked every where to find singles to connect with for support. While one day I'd like to find someone to love, right now I am working on me. And that is so hard. Still learning how to even begin. So much had happened over the year and am trying to find stable ground. I hate being and living alone. Help!!! Fri, 4 Dec 2015 21:56:54 EST Intro I enjoy sparkpeople, and miss meeting with my spark friends. I was working on being a clean eater and after a first year of being married it seemed we fought a lot about food. I am glad to break free and start over. Look forward to being on this team! Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:28:43 EST what did you hope to find at this team? When you joined the team, what were you hoping to find here? Discussion of single life? Conversation about diet and health in middle age? A peer community to do the usual Spark encouragement about nutrition and exercise? <BR> <BR> I'm curious what people want this team to be. Maybe if we get closer to being what people originally signed on for, we'll have more activity on the team. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 09:37:49 EST Any interest in an October challenge? Or other ideas about how to get this team active again? <BR> <BR> My other teams host <BR> -individual public goal setting and tracking <BR> -month-long themed challenges <BR> -point systems for small daily challenges <BR> <BR> Any of these interesting to people here? Maybe, since we're singles, something about reaching out and exercising with a friend once a week or something like that? Fri, 2 Oct 2015 09:35:49 EST anybody still excited about Halloween? Still dress up? Love seeing the costumed urchins at your door? Build a haunted house or decorate your lawn? Binge on candy? Christmas and Easter and Thanksgiving are my real holy-days, but I look forward to Halloween just as much. Others? Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:33:25 EST September challenge - a mile a member Anybody interested in joining me in a team challenge? Our team currently has 730 members, so I propose we try to log 730 miles as a team by the end of September. I'm not sure how many of us are actively checking the team pages and will join in, so this could be a huge challenge, or it could be altogether too easy - who knows? Anyone care to join me? Sun, 13 Sep 2015 13:10:33 EST What have you learned since being single? Since hubby has left to go live with his girlfriend, I have found that I can start a weed whacker, start a rototiller and do my garden, and do billing online. Mon, 8 Jun 2015 12:25:35 EST Again with where to meet other singles I'm feeling really sympathetic to those who are trying to figure out if they're not yet ready or if they're long overdue to start meeting new people. I, for one, needed more than 5 years after my husband left before I was ready to think about any man but him. But I'm not wired for solitude, so even during that time I had to find ways to meet new friends that I could hang out with. I leaned heavily on a DivorceCare group and an online discussion forum called DivorceBusting. I also made a p... Sun, 17 May 2015 10:04:15 EST welcome a 45-year-old? There's a 30-something singles team and this team, and I feel more affinity for the 50s than the 30s. Are all ages welcome, despite the team name? Tue, 7 Apr 2015 18:19:59 EST Feeling better than ever Hi hope everyone has an awesome day I have been working on getting. In better shape for two years I'm down 70 lbs I feel better and really enjoy meeting my daily exercise goals thanks for letting me join I don't have all the tracking down yet but will work on it thanks again Sun, 18 Jan 2015 07:14:13 EST Happy New Year 50+ I just wanted to take a minute to wish every one a Very Happy New Year, may 2015 be the best yet. <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> I just happened to think, I turn 60 in 2015, I will be to old for this group........ Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:08:50 EST Have Have a Happy and Safe Halloween. <BR> <BR> <em>275</em> <em>333</em> <em>423</em> <em>431</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:28:03 EST Hi, new to this team but not to SparkPeople Hi All, <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople in mid-August 2012. I lost about 35 pounds in about 6 months then went on a maintenance streak (not really planned, just kind of happened). Luckily I was able to stay within about 5 pounds of my break weight. I've been back for a bit and am actively working on letting a few more pounds find a new home (and not on me)! <BR> <BR> I don't often comment on Team Forums but always check the Panic board in case I can offer a shoulder and kind words. <BR> <BR... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:03:12 EST An easy challenge Hi Everyone, hope you are all doing well. <BR> <BR> In an effort to get back on track I have decided to join in a work challenge called "Wintober". The challenge is simple starting on Oct 1 thru to Oct 31 we are to track daily our amount of walking we have done each day, then they will total all the people here at our VA against other VA's. <BR> <BR> So I thought why not see if anyone is interested in posting daily how many MINUTES you walked and then total at the end of the month to see... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:13:05 EST Hello, I am new here Hello All, <BR> <BR> I am single, won't be 50 until next month. Struggling to lose 29 lbs. It can be hard !! Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:47:59 EST Marianne, S. Florida, Career Dieter!!!!!!! Hi all... I say I am a career dieter because I go up and down over and over. I had gastric bypass surgery 7 years ago and lost 113#, but over the last 3 years, I have put back on 44 of it. I am trying to stop the cycle. So, one of the things I really have never tried are the message boards and am wondering how these boards have helped. I am a single woman, so keeping on track is a lonely proposition. I guess I am looking for support and ideas from all of you.... I am actually foll... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:44:45 EST Hello! I just joined today. I hope to return to SparkPeople...haven't been here in a while. I am looking forward to connecting with other people! Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:58:08 EST I am new to this team and sparkspeople Nice to meet you....... Working on loosing 37 pounds. <em>521</em> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 08:18:08 EST new to all this Hi, Ill be 50 in Feb - does not seem possible !!! I have a 14 yr old son. My 40s were difficult with many changes Tue, 7 Jan 2014 01:36:51 EST What makes you successful Tell me what you have done to get your best weight loss results. New to sparkspleople, but not new to dieting. I must of lost and gained 500 pounds over the years....... Loosing and keeping off 37 is my goal. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:43:07 EST Movie, "Enough Said", see it? This is a great movie about two single people over 50. Done in a very realistic way. Did you see it, what was one of your favorite parts? Movie just came out in the theaters. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 01:25:07 EST I'm baaa-aaaak!! I am going to try again. I haven't been here in about 2 years. Ugh! But I have lost weight in that time. Some. But now I am going to attempt to gain muscle and lose fat, lots of fat and lots of muscle. :) Wish me luck!! <BR> <BR> I know what I have to do. I just need motivation. So send one up for me, if ya know what I mean. :D <BR> <BR> Allie Thu, 1 Aug 2013 20:02:42 EST Very newbie :) Hi, <BR> I am Donna, and as my name says I have 6 amazing grandchildren who are my world. <BR> <BR> I was divorced about 4 or 5 years ago and along with that became even more depressed. It is good hes not in my life but I never saw myself alone at 52 ya know? <BR> <BR> Anyway i had a bad scare with an abormal EKG that turned out to be wrong but it scared the hell out of me. So I am on he lose this fat bandwagon now, also working on stopping smoking but thats a differant subject. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 30 May 2013 11:28:53 EST Hi Sparkies! My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:18 EST hi I'm new here Hi Everyone Im new here I'm 57 yrs old ( I tell most people I'm ageless haha) I live in Kansas and I am out to lose 100 pounds.. I'm just starting so Im in for a long journey. Can someone tell me how to get the little tracker bar that a lot of the people have? I look forward to meeting a lot of nice people Mon, 20 May 2013 13:40:46 EST Unmet beginning So for 50+ years I have not met my health goals. Most recently was my resolution of January 1, 2013. Today is my birthday and I'm viewing it as another new beginning. Any encouraging words for me? Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:16:54 EST 50, Single and not happy with me! Hi all!!! I'm OK being 50. I'm NOT OK being 50 and fat and not going out meeting my someone special. Too afraid to be seen in public I guess. I'm on two dating sites and talk to several men and have actually met some, but I get way too anxious about the whole thing. Anxious because I'm fat. 5'8" and 205 lbs. Yuck! I'm a foodie and trying to not be so much. Bought a treadmill today (1/19/13) and hoping it's not turned into a clothes rack in 3 months. LOL Greetings everyone! Sat, 19 Jan 2013 19:06:49 EST New to these groups, back to SP after a year+ Hello, My name is Cheri and I have had great success with WW online, but can't afford any more. I thought I could do it on my own, but I have been sabotaging myself sine I stopped. I need accountability. Sun, 9 Dec 2012 17:01:01 EST Just Me Thinking to myself that it would be great if there was a spark team for those over 50 and single. A place to have contact with others like me so I searched and here I am! Not sure how active this forum is but hopefully I will make new contacts.I've been called lots of different names but you can call me LP or Lynn. I am 56, born in 56. Divorced since 98 so I can pretty much consider myself single. Mother of 3, grandmother of 3 and one on the way. Work full time. My family are a blessing b... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 12:56:29 EST Introduction Hello from Houston Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:27:02 EST HELLO I am new here Hi everyone my name is Tathy49 and I am trying to not only get down to a haelthy weight , but to find myself too. I think I lost myself long time ago , I have aways take care of my family as a single mom and somehow I neglected who need it the most care ... Me ! Now I found myself unhappy with how I feel and very uncomfortable with myself , before my weight was my security blanket or at least that is what I told myself as my reasons of why I had put on weight , but now I don't feel like this ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:42:40 EST being single it is hard being single in your 50 yrs. because if you do meet a man that you like they are married or the are in there 30's and still are babies....wanting a mother ..I dont'have time for tht all my kids are grown and believe me ,i don't have the empty nest sydrome.......Also at the same time it is the best time of my life . I have time to concentrate on myself and don't have to split myself up in three sections to nuture anymore....loved being a wife,love being a mother but now it's time f... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 20:23:30 EST Recovery I am recovering from double partial knee replacements and I know that losing extra pounds will help alleviate pain in the joints of my feet and knees. I plan on bicycling as the excercise of choice since it is affordable and easily accessable. There are gravel roads and multiple pond roads near my home to explore. A cycling buddy would make this more fun but, until then I plan to keep on cycling. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:46:22 EST NEWBE Hello.....I just turn 50. April 22. In my mind I think I'm 30 and my body thinks it 70. now im stuck in the middle..LOL. I'm in the Army, and have been been for a long time, and now its creeping up on me. Time to start, feeling and looking good. Fri, 4 May 2012 10:05:04 EST Anybody out there? I joined this team hoping to meet people I have something in common with. There doesn't seem to be much activity...where is everyone? Tue, 6 Mar 2012 20:57:16 EST Hello I have just joined. My wife passed away last March and I find that I have good days with great motivation and days I couldn't care less. Two adult daughters not at home leaves me in a very quiet house. I know I should get out (I can't say more because that would imply I get out at all) but............I'm not one to do many things alone. My wife spoiled me I guess. I did another weight lose program last year and went from 315 lbs to 274 lbs in 5 months but I got into a funk as the holidays a... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 20:32:12 EST Best place to meet other single 50's This should actually be a game. Where is the best place you've ever met other singles over 50? Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:00:23 EST EX has a new girlfriend I found out my ex-husband (He was younger then I) has a new "YOUNG" girl friend. I think that was supposed to be a dig in my direction, but after thinking about it last night, I woke up this morning thinking, who cares. <em>246</em> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:21:31 EST Maniac Monday Ok...I'm ready to start the week. Got a few extra minutes this morning so I did some weights. Getting ready to go to work and it's going to be a crazy week. As much as I would like to get out and meet new people, schedules like this week is exactly one of the reasons I can't. There's no down time! That's time... <BR> <BR> Have a great day everybody! Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:19:54 EST Has this happened to anyone? As some of you know, I started losing weight last February. Since then I am down 67 lbs. I gained some back and lost again. I joined SP in Dec. Anyway to the point. <BR> <BR> I did flea markets before I was disabled. I met a very good friend there who just happened to be married. We still became very good friends. He did the flea market on Sundays and did tours on Sat. He is a tour director. After getting to know each other, he asked me to sell some of his stuff on Saturday at a different fl... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:18:13 EST Hello - anyone chat in this SparkTeam anymore? I've noticed nobody stops in to leave any messages for anyone to comment on, or pops onto the huddle wall or anything on this team - have all the single 50s gone elsewhere - if so -- where?? Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:47:01 EST New to this team Hello, I am 50 pounds over weight and really having a hard time to lose even 5 lbs. I am a type 2 diabetic Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:32:30 EST Goovin to the Movin I like exercizing to music that makes me want to get up and dance, especially the old disco songs from the 70s like Donna Summers "Last Dance" - how about the rest of you? What music makes you get the groove on in your exercize? Mon, 9 Jan 2012 15:14:26 EST Meeeting People Why is it so hard to meet a Christian guy? I am 51 have been praying about 20 years which is sad in itself and still no one. This is way to long to be alone. My kids are raised and well just so hard to find a true Christian guy around my age who is single. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 22:39:57 EST New Lady and a Pats fan. Just joined this today. I am looking forward to making new friends and seeing what the Lord can do as I put this in his hands. I know he still heals today and he can and will help me. I am an avid patriots fan and will have to change my snacks during the games now. LOL. ) Fri, 6 Jan 2012 01:08:44 EST Birthdays should be outlawed after 25 It's just not fair. I get a double whammy. Being born on the last day of the year is the pits. You turn a certain age, and then people say tomorrow you will be turning another year older. On top of that being single on New Year's Eve when all your friends are married or coupled off leaves you home alone. I will spend another birthday/New Year's Eve watching TV or on the computer watching the ball come down. The phone will ring after midnight and people will wish me a Happy New Year from... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 23:36:14 EST New to the team <em>213</em> member: Now that I am in stage 2 and I have the basics down? I am investigating more. I got curious about the list under all my teams on my team page and found a wealth of wonderful teams to join. <BR> <BR> I joined SP on 12/11/2011 I will be 58 tomorrow, New Year's Eve baby. I have been happily divorced since 1977 I have a 34 year old son. When I joined I weighed 188, I now weigh 179. <BR> <BR> I post to the message boards everyday welcoming new members, just as I wa... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:34:53 EST Christmas food shopping -beating the cravings! This year I decided to do all my food shopping for the Christmas season online. I did this primarily due to car problems of late but also thought that it would be a lot less hassle than all that time spent queuing up at the checkout. I will have to go to my local smalll store and get the turkey and pork but other than that I have ordered the whole caboodle for delivery a few days before THE day! Something that I found was that I intially was tempted to put things in my basket that I wanted.... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 07:37:18 EST Hello from member number 500 Hi all - this looks like a good team and when I joined, the member counter turned over to 500! I am Lee Ann, just turned 52, act 22 and live in The Colony, Texas, which is about 15 miles south of Denton. I am single and don't date for a number of silly reasons. My son is 15 and most of my free time is spent with him. <BR> <BR> I work for a school district but I'm not a teacher. <BR> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 17:59:51 EST How will you be spending Thanksgiving? The start of the holiday season can be lonely. I know now that all but 1 of my children are grown holidays just don't seem to the same. I'm still blessed to have my parents around and 2 of my (3) kids will be home this year so we will be gathering at my parent's house. <BR> <BR> Hopefully watching what I eat! Tue, 8 Nov 2011 16:10:38 EST Great love from the past Anyone out there had the experience of getting back together with someone with whom you were in love in the distant past? It's been a wonderful experience for me!! Thu, 27 Oct 2011 18:20:00 EST November challenge? What do you think Hey fun loving single 50's I'm thinking we should do a challenge for November? What do you think? Any suggestions? Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:01:43 EST Hello from Chicago Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am new to sparkpeople and just wanted to say hi. I am from the Chicago area. Looking forward to meeting all of you. <BR> <BR> KC Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:35:41 EST Went on a date with a younger guy As we were talking about finding people, I finally went on a date last night - with a gentleman in his 40's. It was interesting, as we already have a lot in common (both in HR). It was fun, but I was a little self conscious of my weight the entire time, as he is in pretty good shape. So while I'm not doing it for him, but for me I need to step up my program so that being self conscious when I go out is NOT the first thing on my mind. <BR> <BR> ...and yes we are going out again tomorrow... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 09:46:29 EST New Game/ Single and ??????? A - Z Saturday and there isn't anyone in the Single 50's group posting soooooooo Who out there would like to join in the game <BR> <BR> Single and Aging (gracefully) Sat, 15 Oct 2011 19:49:44 EST Congrats to the team #1's in minutes and points Congrats to our team members who came in #1 in fitness and points the week 10/8. <BR> <BR> Braverude #1 in points <BR> <BR> DBennett64 #1 in fitness minutes <BR> <BR> Way to go <em>244</em> Sun, 9 Oct 2011 14:19:04 EST Hello? Anybody here? Hey Ladies...Im 47 but can I still join in? I'm literally the only single woman in my subdivision and virtally all of my friends are married....My son just left for college a week ago and now have more free time on my hands. I am trying to figure out what's next.... <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 5 Sep 2011 14:00:28 EST Is it harder to meet people? Do you find it harder to meet people now? I'm not really talking about dating, I'm mean in general. I must be hanging out in the wrong places! Sun, 4 Sep 2011 09:56:05 EST Looking for ideas and inspiration Hi, <BR> I joined Sparkpeople a while ago but never did much with it. I'm going to TRY this time. I've been thinking about getting into shape and healthier more and more daily. <BR> <BR> About me, I'm a single mom. I adopted my girls almost 10 years ago and since then have put the rest of my life on hold. I'll be 50 in January and decided before that milestone, I wanted to get back to the real me. <BR> <BR> Any helpful hints, tips, etc to keep myself motivated would be appreciated. I... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 16:27:31 EST Gentlemen.... Where are all the 50+ single men? Inquiring minds want to know...!!! Fri, 22 Jul 2011 12:28:38 EST Anyone around on this team? I look forward to meeting you all! Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:47:05 EST New to this Team This sounds like a great team of people and a team I fit right into. Sometimes going it alone can be tough so I look forward to giving and receiving that much needed encouragement! <em>224</em> Mon, 4 Jul 2011 07:13:59 EST Hello, I am new here Hi, <BR> I am a single white male, in my early 50's. I am overweight by many many pounds. I have let myself go for way too long and it has gotten me into the worst shape of my life. I have decided that this has gone on long enough and I am not going to stand for it anymore. I am going to make the needed changes in the way I do things, and how I treat my body from now on. I know that I am not very attractive to myself, so I would assume that I also would not be very appealing to members of th... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:42:40 EST Starting many ways Just stopping by to introduce myself ( again, since I lost the last post! ) Am a soon to be 55 year old, mother of 2, grandmother of 2, dealing with thryoid disease, insulin resistance and menopause. I desperately need to lose about 60 pounds ( again! ) more for health reasons...the clothes fitting and feeling better will be nice side affects! <BR> <BR> I am currently in the middle of a divorce after almost 27 years of marriage, doing the best I can with the many changes that come with it. ... Sun, 29 May 2011 16:27:29 EST What did you eat for lunch? Looking for ideas... Looking for a few new lunch ideas. Seems like I always go for the same thing. What did you have for lunch? Let's share our ideas...... <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Susie Thu, 19 May 2011 18:28:10 EST Hi from beautiful Idaho I'm new to the site and am excited to get going and lose the extra pounds AND lose the dark cloud that's been hanging over me too long. <BR> Anyone else from Idaho in here? <BR> <BR> Best of luck to all! <BR> Suzy Wed, 11 May 2011 14:44:22 EST Humpty Dumpty 1 I am new to this. I have been coming on and looking around alot...never written anything before.I am working hard to lose, just not losing as fast as I would like.... getting frustrated. Coming to Sparkpeople helps keep me going. Sat, 23 Apr 2011 00:38:19 EST Midriff I wear a lot of knit tops. I'm tired of looking as though I'm wearing a child's water toy around my middle. Anyone have an exercise that is especially for the midriff? I've been doing "The Twist" a good bit lately, but if you have something else that I could add to my twisting, PLEASE let me know. <BR> <BR> I started an aerobics class this week and, although I was CERTAIN that I was going to die, I haven't so far!! I kept thinking that I was to old for this, but I feel such a sense of ... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:44:35 EST Hi, New to Sparkpeople Hi, <BR> <BR> I look forward to sharing with each of you and getting that much needed support. I've done the WW round with success but have added some of those lbs back on due to stress and recent ankle injury..which meant no exercise. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:58:08 EST Hello All - Ten Things About Me I've typed in the topic name, but I'm going to have a hard time finding 10 things. Here we go... <BR> <BR> 1. I have over 100 pounds to loose. I've already lost 75 only to regain 23. <BR> 2. My natural state is at rest, exercise is an anathema to me. <BR> 3. My cat and I have sleeping contests; I won't admit which of us wins. <BR> 4. I love my Kindle. <BR> 5. I am restarting Diet-To-Go next Tuesday, I'm going to start tracking on my first full day, Wednesday. <BR> 6. I live in the No... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 15:02:06 EST Hello, new here!!! Good Morning to everyone in the Single 50's...... <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I joined yesterday, and the SP web site looks great, if anyone is looking for a buddy please let me know.... I have already lost 10lbs, and wanting to lose another 33 before my Sons Wedding which is in Cyprus in September..... <em>223</em> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 02:04:12 EST Hi.. newbie to team Hi everyone! I just joined this team today and I'm hoping to get the support and motivation I need to continue my weightloss journey. I have such a long way to go yet but happy how far I have come with all the ups and downs I've gone thru, which I'm sure many of you have to. <BR> I am also here to support and motivate all of you the best I can. I keep yo-yo'ing and can't seem to break the habit. Been doing this mostly on my own with the exception of a couple of SP friends who cheer me o... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:52:05 EST Menu change? I'm new and have looked at suggested menus for each meal. These meals don't work for me and I am wondering. Does this site let you take food out of the mix and then suggest menus? Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:43:25 EST New to this Hello People <BR> <BR> I decided I would try this. Hoping to loss up to 50 lbs by end of this year. I know it is feasible. Just have to get off my butt and walk. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:51:22 EST Time to lose and gain Hi! just joined Anytime fitness and ready to lose weight and this gut lol Looking to gain confidence and a new partner in life. Divorced many years and tired of being alone... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 14:53:06 EST hello hi single 50's. I'm 52 and ready to get myself in shape and lose some weight. I need to lose 35 pounds. I'm only 5' tall and very small boned. Its time to feel better!! <em>43</em> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:15:43 EST Question How many people feel like the weight truly snuck up on them? I admit I was so busy taking care of my husband at the time, children, and grandchildren as well as school and working that I ignored me altogether. ( okay, okay, so I also avoided mirrors too) but when I truly stopped and looked at myself I was kinda shocked I let myself get to this place with my weight. Does anyone else feel this way? <BR> <BR> Swtkitten Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:42:53 EST Hello from Minnesota Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> New year. New me. Finally after 3 years the divoce is over and I am ready to begin a new life. I am looking forward to meeting you all. Have a great day. <BR> swtkitten Mon, 3 Jan 2011 10:15:34 EST I'm Ready to start being healthy My name is Roxy and I'm new.. I joined 3 years ago but didn't follow through.. I'm ready now. I tend to let life get in the way and let myself go.. I'm tired of being overweight and not feeling good.. I 'm around alot of negative people and it's been difficult because I've lost 2 jobs in 3 years by being downsized..and just moved from CA to Ok.. I really like to walk but getting my self motivated is hard.. I do need help I know now I can't do it alone.. any friends would be welcomed, I hate a... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 22:29:55 EST Prayers and Support Needed! <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Prayers and Support Needed .... Please read my Blog. I can't bear another loss. I can't do this alone. I am turning to my Spark "family" to give me the inner strength and courage of acceptance to whatever God's Will is. <BR> <... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 12:46:11 EST Just wanna say Hi! I am Tamani- the forever dieter. I am continuing the struggle, along with all my other lifestyle changes, like divorce, full time school, and full time work. It is an uphill challenge! Do I hear a raa-raa-raa? LOL. :) Mon, 8 Nov 2010 10:26:10 EST Brand New 1. 52 <BR> 2. 2 children <BR> 3. Divorced <BR> 4. I have a new attitude about <BR> exercise and weight loss <BR> 5. Cancer survivor <BR> 6. Love to read/write stories <BR> 7. Love to travel <BR> 8. Recently returned to school <BR> 9. I'm happy <BR> 10.I lost 23lbs Sun, 31 Oct 2010 15:49:20 EST Support - where do we get it? Something happened last night that caused two reactions in me. First was anger. I have been struggling with my weight all of my life. I lived first with criticism and judgement from my mother (who was 80 pounds overweight), then my husband, and now it seems my daughter. My anger came from feeling like I was not good enough and no matter what I do around eating it is not good enough for the family in my life to recognize the positive steps and to acknowledge those while leaving their judgem... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 09:44:32 EST First Day......... Okay...I just needed to tell someone. This is the first day that I have been within my limits for carbs, fats, calories, protien AND sodium. I was beginning to think it was an impossible goal. Now that I have done it once maybe I could do it again. Mon, 25 Oct 2010 22:05:32 EST Hi Team Forum I am just want to introduct myself. I am 51 years old. I work out 3 to 4 times a week. Where I am having difficulty is the meals. Like for instance tonight. I forgot to take something out for dinner. So I toasted two slices of bread Country Harvest, 12 grain bread. I spread jam on one slice and low fat Peanut butter on the other. For dessert, I had a handful of sour candies. Oh yeah I started good. But don't have anything else to eat with this bread. Any suggestions? Mon, 18 Oct 2010 19:44:46 EST May you be Blessed This is really inspiritional. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ahMail-_-FR-_-10.15.10-_-MYBBMovie </link> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:08:24 EST Halloween Fun! A Spooktacular morning to my teammates! Who's ready for some Halloween fun? Anyone like jokes? Anyone have any jokes? <BR> <BR> <em>333</em> What do you get when you cross a werewolf and a vampire? A fur coat that fangs around your neck. <BR> <BR> <em>424</em> How do witches keep their hair in place while flying? With scare spray. <BR> <BR> <em>275</em> Why don't skeletons ever go out on the town? Because they don't have any BODY to go out with. <BR> <BR> <em>423</em> What does a ... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:27:37 EST New and On My way to Imoproved Hi All, <BR> I'm starting my journey today. I've started many times before but feel this is different. I've put a lot of thought into this plan. I am usually an all or nothing kind of person and I think that has been my downfall. This time I've been taking babysteps in preperation. I'm also not going to try to change everything at once now either. I'm going to follow Sparkpeoples advise. Change is good but I can't do it all at once. I have 150 lbs to lose, it isn't going to happen over night ... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 09:08:42 EST salt intake I began tracking my salt intake at the beginning of my second week. Three days into it and I have been over every day. I don't add salt to any of my cooking so am really surprised that my intake is so high. Is there a way to see the sodium intake on each food choice rather than just the total of the day? I am reading more lables. Some of the food I had today did not come with a label. For example: fresh pineapple and a bought sweet roll (Yeah this was a bad calorie choice and put me over... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 23:45:53 EST New to sparks I am new to Sparks and new to this discussion board. Not sure what I am doing as I have never joined a discussion on line before. <BR> <BR> I am single and am considered obese. I have struggled with my weight all my life. Now that I am in my 50s I have come to realize that I need to focus on a healthy lifestyle vs loosing weight. I have tried probably every fad diet there is to try including magic weight loss pills. I work full time and am a single parent with my last adult child still a... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 08:52:28 EST New to Team! Hello everyone...Tdtuck1 is mhy to this team, have beene a member of SP since June 2010. I lost 20 lbs prior to joining, Have lost 5 lbs since joining. thanks,,,and glad to be a part! Sun, 12 Sep 2010 10:46:30 EST hi hi i am new have a 100 pounds to lose just stopped smoking july 31, 2010 .find i like to eat more .need all the help i can get Sun, 12 Sep 2010 00:22:05 EST New to Spark People Hello there I'm an 53 year old women, from MN looking to lose about 60 pounds. Fri, 10 Sep 2010 21:37:00 EST New to the Team I have joined today. I started a weight loss plan and started exercising on 5/09, weighing 452 lbs. I joined SparkPeople on 5/10, weighing 285.5 lbs. Today, I am weighing 241 lbs. and am striving to develop a healthy lifestyle for a single, 50 year old woman. I look forward to being part of the team and offering and receiving support. <em>211</em> <em>9</em> Thu, 2 Sep 2010 22:15:04 EST Cooking for one Does anyone have any tips they would like to share about weekly meal planning for one? It seems like I keep eating the same things because it has an expiration date and I'm on a budget. <BR> <BR> I don't think stores are going to let me purchase 15 baby carrots because my meal plan says that's what I should eat that week; ya know? Thu, 29 Jul 2010 18:08:15 EST Newbie from Wisconsin Hi, Everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself to the team. I'm looking forward to being a part of it. <BR> *Gardener--a good year for weeds & heirloom tomatos <BR> *Learning to swim for exercise <BR> *Want to learn to kayak <BR> *Love those summer pedicures <BR> *Just read a great book--10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People by Walt Larimore <BR> *Have lost 42 lbs and have 98 to go! <BR> *Love my new hairdo--not the one in the photo--hair is much longer now <BR> *Happy is better even if i... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 21:11:03 EST I'm needing prayers and hugs from my teammates. I have had kinship custody of my 12-year old grandson, Austin, since September 1, 2009. This has been a busy and emotional two weeks with meetings in behalf of my dear grandson. I am having to make a choice between my grandson and his mother (my daughter). The choice is my grandson. I could use a lot of prayers on our behalf. I'm hoping to gain Guardianship custody of Austin next month. I truly don't believe my daughter will ever be ready to raise my grandson. We appear in court next month (8... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:23:02 EST Check in july A new month lays ahead - I hope for good days! Thu, 1 Jul 2010 00:31:17 EST Meeting someone on Sparks Hi, I am new to this team. I had a strange relationship recently with a follow sparker. Can you please go to my spark page and read my latest blog and let me know if anything like this has happened to you. Thanks. Sun, 20 Jun 2010 16:19:41 EST Check in june Just a short note - today I am leaving for a twoday seminar where I get to listen and learn - hooray! Tue, 15 Jun 2010 23:36:15 EST New - Can't wait to meet my team mates. Hi, my name is Monika. I am 53-years young-at-heart. I am looking forward to meeting my team mates. Please visit me on my page .... hoping to achieve everlasting friendships in our journey of healthy living. I recently lost a total of 20 pounds and could not have done it without the moral support I have received from my wonderful SP friends. Have a beautiful & blessed healthy day. <BR> <BR> ~ Monika ~ <em>247</em> Tue, 8 Jun 2010 15:40:36 EST Good morning wednesday So i´ts seven in the morning and I am already at my desk... yesterday I biked to the station, took the train and biked from the train to my new job - and the same back in the afternoon. I also got a stepcounter because my job has a challenge about walking a lot and these corridores means a lot of walking... <BR> <BR> My "nicve" bike bumped mysteriously, worse on my way home and when I look I have a big bump on the tire and have toi change it... so this morning I had to go by car to the stati... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 01:23:44 EST Good morning tuesday! The sun is up, my lunch is fixed, I am about to bike to the train - my new work starts today, exciting! Tue, 1 Jun 2010 00:35:06 EST EXERCISING IN AZ I live in AZ. and it is extremely hot.looking for ideas on how to exercise outdoors.I have bad knees and back.I know swimming would be good if i could handle being seen in a suit. Any suggestions? Have Richard Simmons but even that is hard for me. Sun, 30 May 2010 14:43:11 EST Good morning sunday! Marvellous sun today and tonight is the opening night for the vaudeville show where I play the bar-keeper who introduces the numbers - I have been up half night and made cookies for the cafeteria, I really love baking and these will be sold to the audience in the break. Sun, 30 May 2010 01:53:55 EST I better stop... ..with the good morning posts, they seem to clutter the message oeard... today is a grey and rainy day, let´s see if I can find something good in that... biking with the dogs will not be that fun. Sat, 29 May 2010 01:05:34 EST Good morning friday! Today I really hope to be able to get the feeling of being successful - one of the clues is to get going with the dogs early, makes me feel great! Fri, 28 May 2010 00:45:36 EST Good night thursday Today I did not get around to sparking untile eleven at night... not a good day Thu, 27 May 2010 17:29:19 EST Good morning wednesday! I think I might have stayed within my calorie range yesterday although eating very unbalanced, just one meal all day... <BR> <BR> Today I will have three moderat meals and no snacking... <BR> <BR> I will meet some friends tonight, they will drink wine and I will have water. Wed, 26 May 2010 01:38:49 EST Good morning tuesday! It has rained hard tonight and the sky is clouded - guess my morning bike ride ill be kind of wet... Tue, 25 May 2010 00:51:22 EST Good morning monday! This day is not starting good - I feel irritation towards my housemate - luckily she leaves today and works away all week, but that will leave me alone with the food and this is not a good mood to be left with the food in... <BR> <BR> Not good, I think I go back to bed and start over... Mon, 24 May 2010 00:41:44 EST Good morning sunday! The sun is rising and yesterday is gone... overate two rye bread sandwiches with cheese which probably ruined my calorie intake ... today I will follow my mealplan, go biking with the dogs and attend an AA meeting tonight Sun, 23 May 2010 01:51:51 EST Good morning saturday! Today I am sticking to my mealplan and ceasing the day... <BR> I am very happy to be single today! Sat, 22 May 2010 00:57:30 EST New - but old... Hi everybody! <BR> <BR> I came to spark in sep last year and I love the attitude and options here. I have not lost that much weight so far but as I have been trying to do that for the last 40 years with only temporary success, I am not that surprised. <BR> I am single since five years - the relation I had then for eight years, resulted in a daughter that is ten this year, <BR> I live in the country, outside Karlstad, by the lake Vänern, Sweden. I board with a veterinary friend and we have fo... Sat, 15 May 2010 00:59:23 EST To much to loose Hi everyone my name is Kate and I am 57 years old and I am over 300lbs and I am only 5'3" tall and I am new to Spark People and so far I just love what I have seen sofar. I am still learning how to use the site.Right now I have well over 100lbs to loose and I do have trouble getting around some of it is all the fat I carry around and part of it is my back. In less than a year I gained over 100 lbs and that bothers me. I can't walk very far without loosing my breath and gasp for air.I really... Thu, 13 May 2010 15:18:29 EST Happy Mothers' Day to everyone, mothers or not! Hi everyone, and HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY to all of you! <BR> Ok, you may not be a mother, but you either have one, had one, or know one. No one can say they don't belong to at least one of those categories now, can they? <BR> <BR> This will be my second Mothers' Day since we lost Mum to cancer, and the last one was one of the hardest mornings to get thru. Then later on after Dad and I were eating lunch together we started talking about all the things we'd done as a family, specially when my sis... Sat, 8 May 2010 20:57:17 EST New me today I just got back into Spark and found this team. I'm really struggling to get the weight off and get moving this summer. You look like a fun group and I hope to be active here. Anyone from Wyoming here? Tue, 4 May 2010 10:41:39 EST Artificial Sweetners <link><BR>spartame%20-%20Is%20the%20sweet%20tast<BR>e%20worth%20the%20harm </link> <BR> <BR> This is a must read and listen to link, this will upset you at what the FDA is doing to the people of this Great Nation. It is hidden every where and kids are more affected because of size than adults. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:32:35 EST Tips from Stephen King Just found this. Diet tips from one of my favorite authors. <BR> <BR> The Secret To Pop Culture Snacking <BR> by Stephen King <BR> <BR> <BR> From the unbelievable-but-true department: Since my world-famous "movie snacks" column appeared, a number of people have asked your Uncle Stevie for dieting advice. Me, a guy who never met a fat calorie (preferably deep-fried) he didn't like. At first I thought giving such advice didn't fit my job description as a commentator on the pop cult scene, b... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 13:06:14 EST Gotta do it this time! Hi everyone, I need to lose 50 lbs! Doing it alone is not working for me. Hopefully, this site will give me the motivation to get it done. I am starting tomorrow morning so wish me luck. Wed, 21 Apr 2010 19:42:09 EST an email i just received - still laughing. hi all, just received an email from a good friend who often sends me things she knows will give me a good laugh and thought maybe it was appropriate for our team, since its called 'exercise for people north of 50'. <BR> <BR> 1.BEGIN BY STANDING ON A COMFORTABLE SURFACE WHERE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM EITHER SIDE OF YOU. <BR> 2.WITH A 5 POUND POTATO BAG IN EACH HAND, EXTEND YOUR ARMS STRAIGHT OUT FROM YOUR SIDES AND HOLD THEM THERE AS LONG AS YOU CAN THEN RELAX. TRY TO REACH A FULL MINUTE. <BR>... Sun, 18 Apr 2010 17:29:47 EST Hi! new to this sight I am from Indiana I am 53 year young and have three children and one grand daughter. I live alone trying to deal with diabetes and liver daisies. I am type 2. I am trying to lose weight. So I will fell better. <em>200</em> Mon, 12 Apr 2010 12:29:38 EST Looking forward Hi Everyone. I just joined this team and I am looking forward to reading posts from other members and getting to know you from them. I am single and living in British Columbia. I believe in motivation by others and I hope to not only be motivated, but to motivate. <BR> Wed, 7 Apr 2010 17:40:26 EST April Challenges Pick either of the two challenges for this month. <BR> <BR> Some type of exercise 30 minutes 5 times per week <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> Exercise of any type 15 minutes 6 times per week <BR> <BR> Just get moving! Mon, 5 Apr 2010 13:36:53 EST Smile and Say Hi! When I was first told that this would not only make the other person feel better but would also help me feel better. This according to the Manager at the Kohl's store that I work at in Newark Ohio. Well I have been doing it more and more and you know what I do feel better when I smile and say Hi!. What about everyone else. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 19:18:34 EST What to do when the weather is bad to walk I live in an apartment unfortunately, but when the weather is bad it is not easy to go out and walk. How do you get your walking in if you have no where to go to walk? Sun, 28 Mar 2010 18:06:01 EST new from canada hi there my name is lorie, im a single mom 53 yrs young ha! ha! i have a 16 yr old son which is the apple of my eye. i have been chunky to fat all my life. more so after my son was born, i seem to be an emotional to stress eater and a chocolaholic!!! my weight soared from 200- 269. i recently found out i have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. i woory about it because my mom has heart disease{ shes 93yrs.}and goes out more than me . im some what disabled, i cant walk a block because of... Fri, 26 Mar 2010 11:19:02 EST New and unsure... Hi everyone! I am 50 (how can that be??) years old and weigh 319.8 pounds. OK let's just say 320. I hope I don't depress everyone but I am reaching out because I cannot do this alone, and have isolated myself to where I have no friends outside of work. I was not a heavy kid or adult until around 30 but I always thought I was. I did the Oprah-Optifast liquid diet, phen-fen, Jenny Craig - u name it. I am good at losing weight within a very rigid framework. But it doesn't last because it ... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:21:12 EST Any Body Tried Zumba Cardio Workout I saw an infomercial for this dancing cardio.. claims were up to 1000 calories could be burned with this anyone try it ??? Looked like fun but couldn't imagine burning that much. I am from Florida and this craze started in South Beach. No classes available in my area just the tapes though. Fri, 19 Mar 2010 17:18:50 EST Hi Joined today Hi I joined today I lost my husband 2 years ago and find trying to cook and watch my eating habits are hard on my own I tend to comfort eat when I feel lonely Wed, 17 Mar 2010 20:19:03 EST I finally broke my plateau!! <BR> FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY! I have been stuck in the same place for MONTHS between taking care of my brother during his last months, getting through the holidays, then my health problem the beginning of the year. It's ONLY a 1.4#, but...I WILL TAKE IT! YES! Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:03:27 EST Team digest emails I received this yesterday as a team leader. Just wanted everyone to be aware of this. You can opt back in for the digests with the link at the end of the email. <BR> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> We found that a number of users thought receiving our weekly "Team Digest" emails was too much. These are the emails we send on Sundays that have a summary of any new posts and new members from the previous week. <BR> <BR> After yesterday's Digest, we opted everyone out of these emails. However we w... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 13:28:27 EST How is the weather where you live? The sunshine today here in Washington state really gave me Spring fever. I hope nobody is still having snow where they live. I really want to be active outside this year but I don't have anyone close by to go walking with or anything. I hate walking by myself! <BR> Anybody have special plans for the coming warm months? Sat, 6 Mar 2010 02:13:49 EST Hi There, how is it. Hello, it is ease to lose some weight at the begining, but it's hard in a feu days later. I whould like to lose about 50lb. but my burden, my old habits had came back and I can't stand it. I <BR> know what to do, but it is hard when your living <BR> alone and has no job. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Mar 2010 22:20:27 EST February Challenge The challenge for February will be to do some sort of <em>26</em> healthy exercise for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week. Be sure to track your progress under the team goals! Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:05:37 EST Singles Surviving Valentines Day Ok its coming VALENTINES DAY and when your single and trying to lose weight this can be a challenging holiday. Tell us your favorite way to cope with this Hearts and Flowers Day when your over 50 Single and Overweight. <BR> <BR> R U <BR> <BR> A. Charter Member of the Boomers Lonely Hearts Club <BR> B. On the Hunt <BR> C. Being Hunted <BR> D. Wish I were being Hunted <BR> E. Don't recognize this holiday <BR> F. Happy with my significant other <BR> H. Singles Night Out I want to party-still... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 20:31:14 EST Elliptical Trainer Why does the spark fitness tracker give me 700 plus calories burned for 35 minutes of Elliptical when the actual machine gives me 380 some odd calories burned? Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:17:46 EST Team Leaders I requested last fall to become a team leader for this team and I was for awhile. There was not much activity and I didn't want to do all the work when there were only at most three active members. The team has grown and needs new leaders. Does anyone want to be a co-leader with me? Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:43:07 EST Other Programs? Does anyone work other programs, i.e. WW, in tandem with SparkPeople? Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:46:44 EST Where is everyone located I was just wondering where everyone is located I am in Plantation Florida. Sun, 17 Jan 2010 08:30:12 EST Hi All - I just hit the double nickel + 1. Hi All - I just hit the double nickel + 1 & would like to loose about 10 pounds. It is the last 10 pounds that seem to be the most difficult. I am walking and walking and walking, also doing some machine training at a local health club. Encouraging people there too. Any suggestions? Sat, 16 Jan 2010 12:23:11 EST Hi All from Florida - Starting to Thaw Out Cold here very cold!! Finally starting to thaw out. Love spark people and the trackers. Started January 1 and so glad to find the Single 50's.  I'm 56 workaholic needing to balance it all and lose the weight too. Cooking/shopping for one is the hardest while still watching the budget.   So glad to find you all. <em>43</em> Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:26:20 EST Hello, I am new today I am really going out on a limb here. I do not know what to expect. I saw in a magazine that I could find diet support here. Being alone and single, it is hard to find anyone to talk to. It is so hard to loose weight and it would be nice to have someone to talk to. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 17:30:23 EST depotmom I am a widow in Illinois raising a 12 yr. old boy. I am depressed because I lost my business after 20 years due to the economy and my house is in foreclosure so I have turned to food for comfort. I found this website in a magazine and I want to start over and get out of this funk. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:18:40 EST Howdy Newbie Alert! Hi my name is Patti, about to have my 52nd birthday...Re-joined sparkpeople Jan 1, 2010 & quit smoking same day also! Single mom of 2 sons 19 & 17, 3 parrots & a chihuahua in Fort Worth, Texas. I am not very active so I need some motivation & ideas of things to do besides walk my dog.. Thanks & Happy New Year! Sun, 3 Jan 2010 22:44:00 EST Howdy Newbie Alert! Hi my name is Patti, about to have my 52nd birthday...Re-joined sparkpeople Jan 1, 2010 & quit smoking same day also! Single mom of 2 sons 19 & 17, 3 parrots & a chihuahua in Fort Worth, Texas. I am not very active so I need some motivation & ideas of things to do besides walk my dog.. Thanks & Happy New Year! Sun, 3 Jan 2010 22:37:01 EST Looking forward to a fabulous year! Hello everyone! <BR> I am looking forward to a great year in 2010. This is only my second day working on my goals, but I have already enjoyed the different areas on the site and the way it tracks everything. Everyone has been super friendly! If any one has any advice on something that has helped them along the way, please feel free to share! <BR> <BR> I wish you all a very Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> Sandy <BR> Sat, 2 Jan 2010 19:53:04 EST Hi everyone! Hi. I stumbled onto SparkPeople somehow and am so happy I did. I'm not only trying to lose weight and get fit but am newly & unexpectedly widowed after 20 years of marriage to the love of my life. With 2 of 3 sons leaving the nest and no husband to share my future with it's been a lot to adjust to...and I'm not quite adjusted yet. Would love to commissorate with others...share weight loss/fitness stories and learn how to be single again. Thanks!! Tue, 29 Dec 2009 14:29:02 EST January Challenge The challenge for January will be to do some kind of physical activity for at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week. Be sure to add the goal on January 1st and also post here so we can support you in your progress. <BR> <BR> Happy new year, everyone! <BR> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>410</em> Tue, 29 Dec 2009 14:19:13 EST New Year's Resolutions? What are your resolutions for 2010? I want to maybe go back to school. I really don't want to be working where I am at this time next year! Mon, 28 Dec 2009 14:38:37 EST Christmas 09 I too am not working this Christmas. Before I realized how bad the job market was here in MA I had quit my job to move a couple of hours away closer to my daughter and grandkids. I have been able to afford a place of my own but indulging the kids and grandkids will not be happening this year. Small gifts of a book and money for the 7 grandkids and thats about it. I hope they are all ok with that and not too disappointed. I guess for the most part thats all I really want for Christmas. Tue, 8 Dec 2009 14:31:10 EST New to this group and want to say hi. I have just joined this group and look forward to getting to know everyone. I love that this is a group for single over 50 folks. It definitely presents with some differences. I will list the 10 things I would like you to know about me and until then .... have a great productive day everyone. Sue <BR> Tue, 8 Dec 2009 14:20:21 EST Hi - I am new I've been in a funk for about two years now and need some great motivators in my corner. I have dropped about 60 lbs. but not in the most healthy way. I am starting a program that includes supplements and hope to increase my energy level. I also want to increase my activity level because I sit all day long. I walk my dog a couple times a day but need more. I look forward to meeting everyone in this group. Thanks for your help. Sat, 5 Dec 2009 20:52:28 EST Good Evening everyone! I hope I can join, I am 58 but have been divorced a very very long time, so I hope this is for single again people. I may be older but like I said in an earlier thread I feel very young at heart and very young. I live in SD and I want to do this for my health, I have alot of chronic health issues and its time to take charge and get healthy, or face the alternative, which is not great. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone. Hope you all have a nice evening, take care. Sat, 5 Dec 2009 17:08:50 EST What do you want for Christmas? Is there something special that you want for Christmas? <BR> Are you buying yourself a gift? <BR> I was thinking about the wii fit but now I'm looking into getting an exercise bike of some kind. I love my treadmill but I need something to change it up. <BR> <em>19</em> <em>19</em> <em>19</em> Fri, 4 Dec 2009 14:55:15 EST Yummy breakfast! I just tried a new breakfast and it was really good. It might be something you've already tried, but if you haven't, and you like eggs, you've got to try it. <BR> Here's the link: <BR><BR>tails.php?isid=1784 <BR> <BR> I added mushrooms and onions. The whole thing was less than 100 calories. Thu, 3 Dec 2009 12:58:09 EST new from O B X Hi,my name is paul i live on the outer banks of NC and looking for some help losing some lbs like 164 of them, would be nice to meet some singles that are looking to do the same.this is the first time i used a forum like this so i am not sure what to say,so i will just say Hello! Sun, 29 Nov 2009 15:48:26 EST December challenge The challenge for December will be to walk at least one mile, five days a week. <BR> Use this forum to let us know your progress. Don't forget to add it to the team goal, too. <BR> <em>57</em> <em>206</em> <em>231</em> Sun, 29 Nov 2009 15:05:23 EST a man's age Has a man lied to you how old he is? My co-workers says the man who had asked me out, is 10 yrs. older than is put on his profile. I've known quite a few who had adjusted their age. Thu, 26 Nov 2009 15:35:22 EST We Rock! Single 50's was the first team I joined because I think it's such a great place to be. Sure we have a few wrinkles and some of our parts are rearranging themselves but in general we're still lookin good and able to do anything we put our minds to. Speaking of our minds, after all these years we know plenty. We may not always be able to remember it but give us a minute and we will. <BR> As for being single, I know we are not all there by choice but you have to admit it's nice to set your... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:32:52 EST Ideas for challenges Anybody have ideas? Thu, 19 Nov 2009 17:27:11 EST When is your birthday? <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> Let us know when your birthday is so we can help you celebrate! <BR> <BR> Mine is January 5th <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Nov 2009 17:25:28 EST Foods that help you make it through the munchies There are a few snack items that I don't think I could do without. Some aren't really that good for me, but they're much better than the many cookies and candy I used to snack on. <BR> <BR> String cheese (wish I could find a low sodium one locally) <BR> <BR> Apples <BR> <BR> Pringles stix <BR> <BR> 100 calorie Brachs chocolate stars <BR> <BR> Baby carrots <BR> <BR> Alessi thin breadsticks <BR> <BR> Skinny Cow truffle bars <BR> <BR> Grapes <BR> <BR> Kashi dark chocolate and coconut... Thu, 19 Nov 2009 13:25:34 EST Ten things you want your team to know about you I saw this on another team and it looked like a good way to get to know each other. List 10 things that you would like the team to know about you. <BR> <BR> 1. I live in Sedro-Woolley, Washington <BR> 2. I'm 49 years old. I'll be 50 in January. <BR> 3. I've been single for 16 years and am extremely happy to be on my own. <BR> 4. I have three children in their early 20's. <BR> 5. I love animals, especially cats. I have three very spoiled furbabies, Bug, Little and Maggie. <BR> 6. I like to ... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 23:44:09 EST Gotta do something...and hello! I am just joining Sparkpeople...and this team. It seems to cover all issues...over 50, single, and need to lose lbs. Perfect! Sun, 15 Nov 2009 19:08:05 EST dating at 55+ Is there any guys who want an emotional relationship instead of just physical? It's hard to try dating again and handling my own personal baggage. I just want to know. Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:00:49 EST Good Morning Everyone. Well, it's Monday morning and this is the day I have kept putting off every week. Yes, I am one of those that say "I'll start my diet on Monday". Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday come along and I lose total focus and find myself saying once again "I'll start my diet on Monday". So, instead of losing the weight that I so need to lose, I gain a pound or two. NOT what I want. I guess you can say I lack motivation even though I want to lose the weight. I hate being hungry and don't always feel ... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 09:03:00 EST Group Icon We really need a group icon. Does anyone know how to add one? Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:49:55 EST hello I'm new to this site, so much info...looking forward to getting and receiving encouragement. I've always had a weight problem, been up and down, on my way down at present. My goal is to lose 50 lbs or size 16 whichever comes first, and then I'll make a new goal...coastalnana1 Sat, 7 Nov 2009 21:15:34 EST Hi Everyone I signed up a couple weeks ago but am just starting to figure things out. This site offers so many different things. I think being 56 and single is a great place to be. Now if I could just loose a little weight. I'm looking forward to being part of the team and getting to know and support other members. Fri, 6 Nov 2009 23:26:31 EST New Member from Seattle Hello everyone! I was so happy to find a group for singles over 50! My kids are grown and I have 4 grandkids and one on the way! Mon, 26 Oct 2009 01:15:49 EST New to this Hi, <BR> I'm Sheri from Southern California. I have been struggling with my weight my entire life. Since Jan. I have lost 30 lbs. but hit a huge plateau so am really happy to have found this excellent site. Wed, 14 Oct 2009 13:49:24 EST New member from northeast Ohio I am new to this group. And new to SparkPeople. I have problems with binge eating (sugar). I started at 266lbs and am now at 221lbs. I would have been at my goal weight (133lbs) if I didn't binge all of the time. Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:03:03 EST New member from California Hi everyone, <BR> I am a new member to this group. I'm a single mom, I have 3 grown kids, my youngest is 24, still lives with me and goes to college. I was recently laid off from my job in May, which caused me to gain more weight. So glad I found Spark People, it is so motivating and I use the nutrition and fitness trackers daily. It helps me to be more positive in every way, including the never ending job search. <BR> We all need someone special in our lives, and I hope to find new frien... Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:47:20 EST I am a newbie to this group.. Hi there everyone! I am from Kalamazoo and after falling off the wagon for almost a week I am back on and ready to run again. I almost forgot how nice it is to find a place to come to where you can be with others who may be in your shoes. I have two young daughters who are mothers as well and life is a real roller coaster for them as they are both single moms and I am divorced from their do my best and try to cope but some days are harder than others. Well I am back on the... Sat, 8 Aug 2009 11:10:22 EST On Our Own I suppose the good side is that I don't have someone eating whatever they want while I -try- to be good. Fri, 7 Aug 2009 02:01:08 EST A Sparks convention for Singles over 40 I am new to Sparks singles and to Sparks. Love the sight and keeping track with them of my calories has really helped me start to loose weight. There is a men's only over 50 group on sparks with over 11,000 members. I would like to have a convention and bring us all together. Some of those 11,000 have to be single. We know they are over 50 and alive and well. Anyone up for this? It would be great to maybe find a new walking partner (male or female) or a new cooking buddy. Please reply... Sun, 26 Jul 2009 23:58:08 EST Determined and hope this works! Hello every one! I have been dieting for what seems all my life and the older I get the harder it is to get off and to keep it off. I haven't used the internet for something so personal before but from what I can see this site seems like a good honest well meaning site. I'll give it a whirl anyway. I haven't really had time to sit down and study it yet, I work two jobs and have very little time to do what I need to do...but I HAVE got to lose weight!!! That is a given and I think alot of my w... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 14:29:44 EST Hello Everyone Though I would join team to gain better understanding of what people my age and single were doing besides working I see that the team leader has been inactive and that there seems to be little activity on the message boards hope that changes for all My name is Jim live in Fort Worth,Texas with my dog Maisie work everyday and have been member of spark now 6 months and counting have lost 64 lbs to date and have found much encouragement and support from the Sparkpeople have finally started walki... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 12:43:17 EST Dancing if off Ok. I hate exercising, but I found this to be very helpful and some what fun. While I am doing my house work I play music and I bop and stretch while getting things done. are killing two birds with one stone...getting the house work done and getting in a little exercise. No to mention for me it is a mood lifter. And living alone really is a good thing for this as I can imagine what other household members would think if they saw you doing this. LOL Sun, 14 Jun 2009 09:26:52 EST Hello to the team I turn 50 next month.. I thought I should be hanging out with you guys.... Anyone from East Tennessee? <BR> <BR> Linda Thu, 7 May 2009 08:50:30 EST divorce Well, it is almost here. I have a contract on my a house and should find out tomorrow if I get the house. Their was already a contract on it ,but her's is vod by closing tomorrow. Please keep your fingers crossed!! I have grown so much this past year. i am a different person with new goals and I am not going to allow anyone to stop me! <em>224</em> Sun, 8 Mar 2009 11:53:45 EST Today is the first day of my life! Hi: <BR> I have gone thru a roller coaster ride for the last 5 years. Of course, a man! Just got out of a relationship with an alcoholic and drug addict. Do I need to say more... It took a toll on my life and of course my weight went up and up and up... No more feeling sorry for myself... I need to get motivated and lose the weight and go on with my life! I hope I can find friends that can support me in my journey! I will return the favor! I need a buddy or buddies to help me! Anyone o... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 21:36:46 EST hello I don't think I have been here yet.I am just finishing up my year seperation. The final hearing is April 3, and my birthday is April 6. How should I celebrate. I wish I had a date! I would love some suggestions. <em>236</em> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 08:05:55 EST Just started! Hi to everyone. I am excited about finding this site. It has so many great tools!!! I would appreciate any encouraging words. I need to lose 20 lbs by June 2nd. I have a lot of clothes in my closet and I would love to be able to get into them. <em>213</em> Thu, 5 Feb 2009 22:53:46 EST rubber ball Do you think squeezing a rubber ball between the knees with feet slightly stretched out on the floor, would help get rid of the belly fat? I notice the muscles working out when I try it. <em>81</em> Mon, 26 Jan 2009 14:06:40 EST just joined I just joined the site and this group. Hope there are people out there to help. <em>249</em> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 20:16:41 EST HELP I really don't know what i am doing on this site I'm posting little messages on site in different places but can't find them after, can anyone please please help me to use ths site ??? Tue, 6 Jan 2009 11:40:34 EST HOW DO YOU AVOID CHOCOLATE ?? I am a chocoholic easily eating a000- 2000 calories a day in chocolate- it is why I am overweight, Any suggested snacks ( sweet and crunchy and satisfying) Mon, 10 Nov 2008 17:16:33 EST How do I install that really cute TAPE MEASURE? I am tremendously sorry. <BR> <BR> I apparently "double clicked" when a "single click" would have sufficed. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to delete this entire thread. <BR> <BR> Thank you. <BR> <BR> -- JAC Mon, 6 Oct 2008 18:23:33 EST How do I install that really cute TAPE MEASURE? I'm LOVING that tape measure thing that other posters seem to have. <BR> <BR> How do I get one to put on my messages? Mon, 6 Oct 2008 18:23:17 EST When I hit a plateau, I tend to get discouraged and want to give up Mon, 15 Sep 2008 15:34:42 EST Muscles I forgot were there Hi I am New by about a week and a half. the first week I lost weight just by keeping track of my calories. I bought the Tony Horton 10 Minute trainer and now I am very sore, but it is a good feeling knowing that I am up and moving and doing something good for myself. Today is my 50th birthday and I am on the path to being young again!!! <em>252</em> <em>295</em> Thu, 4 Sep 2008 16:42:31 EST HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND Hi Everyone. I hope you are all doing great. Well, it is Labor Day Weekend. I hope you are able to get some much needed rest and relaxation and have a good time for this last holiday of the summer. Just wanted to tell you have a great and safe holiday weekend. <BR> <BR> Frumpy Sat, 30 Aug 2008 10:48:50 EST New Team Members Hey, I am glad to see some folks joining this team. It really seems that no one comes around much. Welcome JANH315 Good luck on your journey Fri, 29 Aug 2008 11:16:35 EST Is Anybody Out There Hey singles over 50. Where are you? I doesn't seem that anyone wants to join this group or send out support messages. We are doing this on our own and we all need help. So, lets get together. <BR> Frumpy <em>11</em> Thu, 7 Aug 2008 20:30:11 EST I Just Found You Hello fellow singles 50+. I am single and 53. I need to drop 38 pounds. I started SparkPeople July 1 and have lost a little over 8 pounds. My closest relative is a niece. She recently lost 30lbs on Weight Watches. Someone told her about this site. She told me about it and then she told me she was worried about my weight gain. This is the first time I have been motivated to drop the pounds. So, hello and good luck to us all. Tue, 5 Aug 2008 10:36:02 EST anybody there?? Hey team where are you? Mon, 19 May 2008 15:27:41 EST eating more fruit I'm going to do better on eating more fruit <BR> But its soooo high Fri, 2 May 2008 16:51:43 EST Hello My name is Debbie,I'm in my second week of this. <BR> And I'm trying to eat healthy and exercise. I started out to quick and was trying to walk a mile a day but was having cramps so I had to take a couple of days off,and go at a slower pace. I'm much better now and working towards my mile. Thu, 1 May 2008 14:21:39 EST