SparkPeople Team 300 lbs.Plus Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=22210 This SparkTeam is for those of us who weigh 300 lbs. plus, weigh in the high 200's, or for anyone who just knows what it's like. We get it! SparkPeople Team 300 lbs.Plus Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=22210 How many words can be made out of PumpkinPatch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x72533513 Take turns (one per post) making words out of PumpkinPatch. <BR> <em>422</em> <em>147</em> <em>419</em> Sun, 27 Oct 2019 16:36:49 EST A Halloween Candy Calorie Reality Check http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x72533482 <em>275</em> A Halloween Candy Calorie Reality Check <em>423</em> <BR> <BR> <em>21</em> <em>116</em> <em>421</em> <em>21</em> <em>116</em> <em>421</em> <em>21</em> <em>116</em> <em>421</em> <em>21</em> <em>116</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> Halloween is just about here and if you're beginning to weaken at all the candy that's surrounding you, check out the calorie, fat and carb. content of some of your favorites. It might help dissuade you:) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>306<... Sun, 27 Oct 2019 16:29:53 EST just saw this thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x72525949 Tell me how this thread works please. :) It's so nice to be among supportive friends! I've been weighing in on Monday mornings..... Sat, 26 Oct 2019 09:25:19 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x72483922 Hi - I use to be part of the team in 2011 - 2014 time frame. My profile has my story. I retired last year and I am back here at SparkPeople. I am working on losing 100 pounds in a year. It an aggressive goal and I never met any of my previous aggressive goals in the past but - Big but - I am retired now, living in Florida, have time to exercise, more in control of what I eat and when (use to work at a Candy Company in a high stress job and I eat when I am stressed). I been retired one... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 00:10:47 EST Just a question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x72460101 Last week I went to a bariatric doctor and was told to start a 6 month supervised diet. I'm now on week #2 and the more I learn, the more apprehensive I am about having gastric bypass. Matter of fact, I'm telling myself that by tracking, exercise and having the support of this group, I can do this. It will take longer but it's doable. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts from others about this? Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:35:30 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x72165576 My name is Valerie and I have been on Spark quite a few years but only in the last year or so have been using it on a regular basis. So how I landed to spark, and to this team. In 2018 I hit my top weight of 387 lbs after a struggle with a parade of different anxiety medications. I knew I had been gaining weight and my Dr. simply shrugged it off. I had been in a deep fog from 6 different anxiety and depression meds I basically slept and could not stay awake. <BR> <BR> BUT seeing that number... Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:44:47 EST Here we go again ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x72135136 Hey everyone i'm Michelle. Back to spark I had an account a while ago but am starting fresh. Getting back into being healthy and looking forward to chatting with everyone and getting to know some new spark friends !! :) Mon, 19 Aug 2019 21:57:22 EST New here and Recomitting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x71962337 Hey there! I'm Wendy. I'm 42, live in Arizona, and I recommitting myself to my weight-loss journey. I previously lost 100 lbs in a year but gained most of it back over the years. At the beginning of 2019 I decided to get to 199lbs by the end of this year. I'm ready to regain my focus on this. I need to do this! <BR> <BR> I'm also looking for an accountability partner or friend. Msg me if you need one too! Sun, 21 Jul 2019 13:00:50 EST Back again :-/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x71858364 Howdy all! After quitting a job that saw me gain around 50 lbs, regretfully to go back up over 300 lbs, I am ready to finally lose this stupid weight. I live in the lovely Seattle metro area with my lovely girlfriend of 8 years. Although I work full time and go to school full time online, I'm really ready to get this weight off once and for all. I have pretty severe asthma, had it for now 30 years, and a messed up back so hopefully can ease back into exercise with the least pain possible. Loo... Thu, 4 Jul 2019 14:25:02 EST Back here ...... again ....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x71484547 Hi everyone, <BR> Returning member ............. having regained over 30kg in the last year; urghhh! I kept saying i'd never get over 300lbs again and then went and did just that with extra to spare; and needing to find a way to take control and to kick this once and for all and get that healthier life i want <BR> Fri, 3 May 2019 21:52:49 EST Need to find a swimsuit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x71092910 Going to have to look for a swimsuit that will fit me I have no idea where to find one as big as I need. Does anybody know? Sat, 2 Mar 2019 21:52:15 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x71086403 I'm looking forward to making friends with you and helping each other meet our goals. I'm going to make this my home for a long time. I have big plans for me as I lose weight. My first reward for a week of eating healthy is I'm going to try on my swimming suits and hopefully at least one of them will fit me otherwise I need to go buy one because I plan to join the YMCA and go swimming! I love swimming but I haven't gone in years because I was shy about how I look in a bathing suit but I'm le... Fri, 1 Mar 2019 20:09:03 EST Howdy Sparkers!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x70961501 Hey Team 300 lbs Plus, <BR> <BR> I'm a returning member who has fallen off the wagon and is trying to get back up. <BR> Been obese for nearly my entire life (since age 7 or so). I have maintained an approx 60 lb weight loss but had lost a total of 113 lbs then experienced a large regain, putting me back to three-ville, where I said I'd never reside again. I could use all the encouragement I can get! <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance, <BR> Most_Treasured1 <em>26</em> Sat, 9 Feb 2019 21:54:39 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x70784595 Hello. I joined spark with the goal of losing weight and hopefully improving my health. My medical conditions include Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Type 2 Diabetes, Depression, Migraines, Fatigue, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Raynaud's Disease. I haven't known a pain free day in over 12 years, but I will not let that stop me. I look forward to making friends and being an active member of the team. Sun, 13 Jan 2019 19:03:21 EST Where did my will power go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x70583656 I feel I have lost it completely. I have to get it back. Every night its, what is there to eat in the house and by the time I say it all then I want to eat as well. Multiple trips to the kitchen each night doesn't help and I eat most of those trips as well. I'm lost in a tail spin. I am diabetic with high blood pressure and weigh about 320 currently. Any advise would be so very appreciated. Thanks in advance. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:25:20 EST Not really new...but it's been a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x70430673 So long, that I don't know how long it's been. I've been sitting here for about 10 minutes now, trying to think about what I want to say...so I'll start at the beginning. <BR> <BR> I'm 40 years old and around 350 (give or take). I live overseas as an missionary/English teacher in Taiwan. I love it, but I've basically become homebound as I can't walk more than around my house or around the office. I sit for most of my classes that I teach. First it was my knees...then because I sat so much a... Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:15:29 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x70330546 Hi there! <BR> <BR> I haven't been on spark for a few years but I need help so here I am. I am a stay at home Mom and I also watch 2 grand kids during the day. I recently went to a new doctor (who I really liked) but she called me on the fact that I take care of everyone else except me. I am now diabetic, have high blood pressure and I gained more weight then ever. I weighed in at 304 at her office. I feel out of control, scared and all that does is make me want to eat more. She is a great ... Sun, 28 Oct 2018 17:57:47 EST Hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x70172408 Hi everyone! My name is Jason and I live in Grand Rapids, Mi. <BR> <BR> My personal goal is 200 pounds.... If/when I get there I will reevaluate. My BMI says I should be 135ish, but I weighed 150 in fifth grade and wasn't overly fat.... So we will contemplate my next goal once I have reached I weight where I was happy as an adult. I am not necessarily concerned for my medical health, but it really puts you in a dark place where you don't want to do things with your friends because it wi... Mon, 1 Oct 2018 15:36:23 EST Hello :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x70054397 I guess I'm not new persay, joined last year when I re-joined Spark, but am ACTUALLY coming back to Spark now. Tried WW and had NO success at all. Waste of a lot of money. Tried Nutrisystem. Yet again another HUGE waste of money. Tried another thing called Noom. Just strange. I lost about 50 or so lbs using Spark once so going to try again. I don't have a ton of faith thanks to a job that causes ENORMOUS amounts of stress, but can't hurt to try right? Sun, 9 Sep 2018 21:03:17 EST N00b http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x69980835 Hi! I'm new to the team and to Sparkpeople! I've really enjoyed it so far. <BR> <BR> I started my weight loss in February this year at 382. I am now at 323. I still have a lot to lose but I am making progress. <BR> <BR> I'm going on vacation in 5 months with friends and I want to lose as much as I can before then. I don't want to be embarrassed in a swimsuit. I want to be able to physically do fun activities. And most of all, I don't want to still have terrible back pain that will ... Tue, 28 Aug 2018 23:59:50 EST Too hot to exercise and cook? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x69803864 So it's been in the mid-90s here and my fibromyalgia doesn't do too well with it. I feel tired and heavy and just really "off." Even without the fibro, it's too hot to cook or go outside to exercise. I'm not sure what to do. I feel gross and fat being this inactive, and even if I'm reaching for fruit and veggies, I feel like I'm gaining weight. I'm so lethargic! (I take my vitamins, drink plenty, rest plenty, and there's been no med changes.) Any suggestions? Tue, 7 Aug 2018 09:14:40 EST Work out supplements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x69791395 I'm just curious if any of you use pre-workout mixes? I feel like I have zero energy when I'm at the gym because I go right after work. I'm considering trying C4, so also wondering if anyone has tried that brand. Thanks. Sun, 5 Aug 2018 04:54:43 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x69778539 <em>524</em> <BR> My HW was 368. I started my journey a month ago but just started making my page and using SparkTeams. I'm hoping for much success here over the next several months!! <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 2 Aug 2018 19:27:49 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x69375680 Christi mentioned this team on another team, and I had to check it out. My name's Idgie. I live near San Diego with my partner and family. I'm on a plant-based plan, and I hate exercise. Happy to join you. Wed, 4 Jul 2018 19:26:40 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x69193868 I’m Judy and just started Sparking June 1sr. I am over 300 lbs and not wanting to have the gastric bypass surgery my dr wants me to have. I live in central Texas am married and have a grown son. I have heard a lot of great things about Spark People so here I am! Thu, 7 Jun 2018 17:02:40 EST Beck Book Club (Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x69186359 Many of us in the Club 52 weigh in forum want to challenge each other to work through the Beck book. We will begin going through the book on June 11, 2018. We would love to have you join us. All you need is the book and yourself. Here is the book and the accompanying workbook if you choose to get it also. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96b2f406-aa17-4126-8a22-19eea66a070f.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/effa30b7-705b-4758-999b-e0d05d9... Wed, 6 Jun 2018 11:01:12 EST New (ish) here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x69109933 I've used SparkPeople before, but wanted to start fresh. My lowest adult weight was about 248, but I've been stuck in the low-mid 300's for a solid 10 years. I was on track in 2017. I was even certified as a group fitness instructor! Thanksgiving hit and I gave in a little to poor eating habits.. a little more around Christmas.. birthday.. New Years Eve. Well, needless to say, I am super off track! I haven't been working out as much and my diet is terrible. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that I can s... Thu, 24 May 2018 10:05:27 EST This helped reduce body odor and chaffing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x68819270 I used to get chaffing and end up with painful red skin under my belly, breasts, and leg folds. I tried powers and other remedies with mediocre results. Then I found a product called Hibiclens. Its a antimicrobial skin cleaner. Often used before surgeries to clean skin and kill bacteria. The first time I used it I was in the middle of a yeast infection in my skin folds from taking antibiotics. I could not get it under control for a few weeks. I started using Hibiclens and was 90% better in a... Thu, 5 Apr 2018 06:17:55 EST Betting I’ll lose my weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x68773354 I’m trying something called healthywage.com. I’m betting 10 dollars a month for 11 months that I can lose 130 lbs in that time. When I lose the weight, I get 925 dollars! And if I need to, I can even extend the time period of the bet. How neat is that? I’m super excited about it. Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:38:40 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x68698285 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Well this is the 2nd time I am posting in here. Last nights must not have gone through. I was told that I should post my 6 pound loss in here. I hope you don't mind me joining your challenge. <BR> <BR> I was sorry to read that you have had some troubles. I pray things will get better. I hope that we all do better this week. <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> I have been doing well the last 2 weeks with my healthy eating. I didn't eat out and have been drinking my wa... Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:37:56 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x68690802 Hello all, <BR> <BR> I hope you don't mind me joining your club. I was told I should post my 6 pound loss in here. I have been trying real hard to stay with it. The last 2 weeks have been excellent. No eating out and sticking with my healthy food choices. <BR> <BR> I hope you are all doing well today. I am sorry to read that you have had some troubles. Just try to think of good things that have happened to you and it might help you get over your hurdles. I will pray for you. <em... Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:11:30 EST small goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x68462182 Guess what team! I lost 8 lbs!! Thanks for the support! Wed, 7 Feb 2018 23:48:05 EST It's Girl Scout Cookie Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x68415448 Have Girl Scout Cookies gone on sale in your area yet? <BR> <BR> If so are you resisting? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba940736-cb88-4f71-8e0f-eaa36df47c0f.png"> Thu, 1 Feb 2018 01:11:15 EST Setting small goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x68406109 So glad that I found this thread today! Absolutely understand the overwhelming thought of starting my journey and how far there is to go. Breaking it down into smaller goals such as 10 pounds at a time, is very helpful. I am working on 1800 calories a day and so far tracking 10 days in, I haven't lost the weight yet. Frustrating, and I woke up and thought, Why> why do I think I need to keep this up, it is not working! I have to keep it up, because I have to lose weight to live healthier. I wi... Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:11:25 EST How many bonus points did you earn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x68221157 Hey team: <BR> <BR> My competitive spirit has noted that our Team 300 lbs Plus has dropped down to #6 in the SparkAmerica Affinity Bonus Points point "race". We CAN do better than that!!! <BR> <BR> Maybe if we pay more attention to spinning that wheel and earning points for our team (and ourselves), we can prove that we deserve to be back in the top 5 in the 100+ pounds to lose category. <BR> <BR> Come back here everyday and post how many Bonus Points you earned for the team (and you will... Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:55:12 EST CLUB 52 2018 Weigh-Ins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x68175069 Welcome to CLUB 52 where our goal is to lose 1 pound per week in 2018 for a total of 52 pounds per member. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb7cb12a-687f-4e85-842d-9accec8bed41.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you were with us in 2017, we were on the Lose 1lb per week weigh in forum. Some of us succeeded tremendously (Emily with a loss of approximately 150 lbs) and some of us failed (me with a gain of around 10 pounds) during the year. The important thing is we helped each ... Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:31:41 EST *requested* Before and Afters for 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x68168312 Someone had asked me if id post a before and after for the year and i wasnt quite sure where to post it. What an amazing and challenging year this has been. I have learned so much about myself through this journey and when i look back at all pictures and remember how miserable, depressed and in pain i was I never want to look back. I started this year off at 310 lbs and ended it at 166!! I cant believe it and im so proud of myself for finally sticking to this for the long haul. I still have a... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 12:07:55 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x68065963 I'm new to the group! <BR> <BR> My name is Mary I'm starting out at 402 pounds and it's been a bit overwhelming. I'm a two year old teacher and my weight is finally creating a burden for work as well as life in general. It's time for change! I've been half heartedly doing sparkpeople but decided tomorrow to start a low carb menu option my doctor and I talked about. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to gain some encouragement and friends along the way as well as be a source of encouragement. Thu, 7 Dec 2017 20:20:40 EST On Sale! Bargains Galore! It's Black Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67980421 It's that time of year again.........Black Friday! <BR> <BR> Will you be shopping the deals? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb881556-3296-477a-be87-0c6b5718a077.jpg"> Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:04:29 EST Do you reward yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x67976205 As you lose weight or stick to whichever program or lifestyle change you are following, or if you meet an exercise commitment or other kind of goal - do you reward yourself? And if so, how have you or how do you plan to? <BR> <BR> For the first six weeks of being back on Spark and working on losing weight and getting healthier I bought three pairs of fun colourful socks. I decided for me I'd acknowledge the work on sticking to changes rather than a weight loss goal - however I know that can ... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:32:53 EST I've Been Gone For So Long http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x67963647 Hi Old Friends and New Ones - It seems like forever since I have been on here. I need to get my act together and get through the upcoming holidays. I weighed myself this morning and I am 257.9. My biggest problem is stress eating. I get through the daytime well, but evenings are really bad for me. Suggestions? Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:50:36 EST Ok Now is the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x67928518 Hello Everyone, <BR> My name is Sherry and have been a member on and off for years of sparkpeople. <BR> I have decided now is the time for a new start and get and stay in the bandwagon. I let <BR> things discourage me. <BR> IIfe can be hard at times but this seems harder. :) <BR> So please wish me luck Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:25:55 EST More Hours or More Days? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67898180 Would you rather have more hours in the day or more days in the week? <BR> <BR> And why? <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:08:23 EST I can't stop thinking about how far I have to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x67842805 Today, I can't stop thinking about the fact that I still have a long way to go. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I've already lost 42 lbs but like many of us in the 300 Club, I'm more than 100 lbs from my goal and it feels like this huge thing to accomplish. I'm trying to take it one day at a time, but sometimes, like today, I just feel overwhelmed. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any tips on dealing with these feelings? Thu, 2 Nov 2017 21:20:48 EST Do you have any plans for Halloween? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67822393 <em>422</em> <em>419</em> <em>423</em> <em>147</em> <em>422</em> <em>419</em> <em>423</em> <em>147</em> <em>422</em> <em>419</em> <em>423</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have any plans for Halloween? Mon, 30 Oct 2017 23:39:44 EST Transylvania - Words that can be made out of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x67790595 Take turns" making words out of Transylvania. <BR> <em>333</em> <em>419</em> <BR> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:17:29 EST Is Halloween Candy Calling Your Name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67763331 <em>21</em> <em>116</em> <em>421</em> <em>21</em> <em>116</em> <em>421</em> <em>21</em> <em>116</em> <em>421</em> <em>21</em> <em>116</em> <em>421</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> Halloween is here and if you're beginning to weaken at all the candy that's surrounding you, check out the calorie, fat and carb. content of some of your favorites. It might help dissuade you:) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Remember moderation and to be sure and track it! <BR> <BR> <BR> If yo... Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:29:48 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x67756208 Hi everyone. I'm a long-time SparkPeople member, but new to this team. I'm in the 300 club and eager to get out of it. I'm following the medifast plan and it is working for me, though I have lost motivation in the past. I joined this group hoping to meet others who understand what it's like to live life over 300 lbs and to be part of the support system that we all need to meet our weight-loss goals. <BR> <BR> So, more about me. I'm in my early 30s, was larger than average but not obese for m... Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:50:02 EST Haunted House, Cemetery or Morgue? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67750813 <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> If you had to spend sunset to sunrise all by yourself which place would you choose? <BR> A remote Haunted House or Cemetery or a big city Morgue (empty of live personnel of course)? And why? Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:10:04 EST Your favorite scary movie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67738695 With Halloween coming up soon what are some of your favorite scary movies? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite classic horror movie? <BR> <BR> <em>477</em> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:05:34 EST Nightmare on Lane 13 Cat Bowling Tournament http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x67738414 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c40560a-a9a2-4226-bd39-1f74f2f4e344.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>294</em> <em>86</em> <em>275</em> <em>424</em> <em>147</em> <em>542</em> <em>241</em> <em>422</em> <em>294</em> <em>86</em> <em>275</em> <em>424</em> <BR> <BR> <em>424</em> "I'll get you my kitties!" Eh! Eh! Ehhh! <BR> <BR> It's that time of year again..... <BR> <BR> Join our 9th. Annual... <BR> "Nightmare on Lane 13 Cat Bowling Tournament"! <em>294</em> <BR> <... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:45:20 EST Lost 9 lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x67734310 Hi all just a quick weigh in. I've lost 9 lbs since last Monday. It's only 12:30 am so no Tuesday weigh in yet. I went from 349.6 last Monday to 340.4 this Monday. <BR> <BR> Oops, I didn't mean to create a new topic. Grr.. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:37:13 EST Seeking a healthier, happier and fuller life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x67697392 Hi, I'm here on my ... I'm not sure how many trip to Spark people. Over the years I've been a member at various times and so far lost just over 30kgs with a long way to go. Very pleased that I'm at my lowest for 15 years though even if it is just the "start". I also know that while I'm dealing with a number of medical issues, I'm much better off for having begun to get healthier and that everything i'm dealing with will also continue to be helped by further weight loss and further focusing on... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:15:09 EST Requested Meal Plan :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x67688731 I was asked to layout a meal plan of what i have been eating this year with all my success I have changed the way i have been eating this month ( i recently went vegetarian ) but i can layout what i eat now and also what i ate before i went vegetarian if you have any questions feel free to ask xoxox <BR> <BR> Breakfasts: <BR> Vegetarian: <BR> 1.Quaker low sugar instant oatmeal ( 120 cals) <BR> Apple <BR> 2. Breakfast burrito <BR> La Tortilla factory tortillas ( 60 cals ) <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1t... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 18:16:01 EST Do you call it Fall or Autumn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67637580 <em>574</em> Do you call it Fall or Autumn? <em>465</em> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 16:42:25 EST Fall / Autumn ABCs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x67637516 Take turns going through the alphabet naming things (1 per post:) having to do with all things Fall / Autumn. <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 16:25:59 EST Exercise- that dreaded word..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x67529094 I'm thinking that some of you, like me, have some mobility issues when it comes to exercising. Right now, I can't stand for any length of time because my knees won't cooperate. (Need both knees replaced but can't have the surgery until I lose the weight). <BR> <BR> I can walk a little bit but not for very long. I've been doing some upper body exercises but need some additional sources. I'll be starting physical therapy next week for a few weeks to help strengthen my knees and surrounding... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:08:14 EST Looks like I"m in the right place... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x67517173 I've just browsed some of the more recent introduction postings, and I've seen my own story more than once here. <BR> <BR> I'm Nikki. I am mother of four (two grown boys and two girls who are a tween and a preschooler). My husband took a job that leaves a state in between us.I never thought I could parent by myself, but that's pretty much what I"m doing. He comes home every 3rd weekend or so. It's not easy. We've been trying to find a place to all live together for two years now. It's just ... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:19:49 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x67497615 This is my umpteenth time joining sparkpeople. I hope this time I have the motivation and will power to be successful. The Veterans have a weight loss program call the "Move" program. I also have joined that upteen times. Again I hope it is successful this time. I weigh 330 lbs. This has been a long journey getting to this weight. This time we have a lot of stress going on. Our daughter has end stage liver disease. She has been living with us for the last two years. This disease is terrible... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 01:54:58 EST Labor Day...It’s Unofficially the End of Summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67470396 It’s Unofficially the End of Summer! <BR> <BR> Do you have any Labor Day plans? <BR> <BR> Do you have to work? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77412b7d-d59a-4e89-aa62-615f224a0010.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Sep 2017 16:23:11 EST Here I go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x67457716 Hey everybody! <BR> <BR> My name is Ginger. I've been on Sparkpeople on and off for about 10 years. My last major stint, I lost 152 pounds. This time, I have to liberate myself of 200 pounds. Yes, I gained all my weight back. Please don't judge me. I do that to myself all day everyday and I am worn down to the bone. <BR> <BR> I hope to find people on this team who want to be a buddy...together we can do what we could not do alone. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 12:58:30 EST "Fall"ing into Good Habits - September 2017 goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x67449488 What are your goals for September? <BR> <BR> My #1 goal is to track my food!!!! I have been awful at doing this so I think if I would do this one thing, I would come to some realizations and make some changes. <BR> <BR> It's a new month, a new season begins, fall is in the air - <em>574</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:44:07 EST Three weeks, eight pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x67365519 At my weight, eight pounds lost is not much, but to me it is a victory. I have been on contrave for the last three weeks and have lost 8 lbs without doing anything else. that is more than I have been able to lose total in a long time. I have always been horrible at self sabotaging. I am my own worst enemy. A resolve to change my life and try to lose weight normally results in anxiety and binging. More weight, more self loathing, total self destruction. <BR> <BR> This medication has bee... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:43:21 EST Bar-B-Q and Grilling ABCs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x67338201 Take turns going through the alphabet naming things (1 per post:) having to do with all things Bar-B-Q and Grilling. <BR> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:42:30 EST What's on top and all over your fridge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67304593 Post a photo if you'd like. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2f10127-9870-4322-a83d-7e8d1763f1d3.png"> Sun, 6 Aug 2017 14:11:06 EST What comes easier to you, dieting or exercising? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67294287 <em>301</em> <em>68</em> <em>301</em> <em>68</em> <em>301</em> <em>68</em> <em>301</em> <em>68</em> <em>301</em> <em>68</em> <em>301</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> We all know those who diet but don't really exercise and those who exercise but don't really diet. <BR> <BR> Yes, I know a balance of both is the best way to go but what comes easier to you dieting or exercising? <BR> <BR> And I'm using the term "easier" loosely. <em>334</em> Fri, 4 Aug 2017 16:46:27 EST Farmer's Markets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x67281433 How often do you shop your local Farmer's Market(s)? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52b1d74d-ae06-49b3-9508-5ad124d77976.jpg"> Wed, 2 Aug 2017 12:32:22 EST What to buy and eat in August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x67281409 Yes I'm still a Martha Stewart fan! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.marthastewart.com/1518909/season<BR>al-produce-guide-what-buy-august </link> <BR> <BR> Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables each day? <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Aug 2017 12:22:51 EST Back to School ABCs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x67280625 Take turns going through the alphabet naming things (1 per post:) having to do with all things "Back to School". Wed, 2 Aug 2017 10:18:29 EST What's your favorite melon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67276543 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c80346b2-707b-4a36-b16c-28529d65037a.jpg"> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 18:37:56 EST Toilet Paper Roll / Under or Over? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67257023 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a973f9b-8051-4d59-8152-a46bcc51f527.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Or this? HaHa! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cba8ba0c-4cb8-4dcb-bc51-1ce54b6fb35b.jpg"> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 15:10:49 EST August Challenge!!! (2017) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x67254568 <em>592</em> <em>593</em> <em>345</em> <em>386</em> <em>205</em> <BR> <BR> Okay, dear Teammates, we are sinking!!! Granted not all of us, but some of us....... (me <BR> included.) <BR> <BR> Let's pick ourselves up and make ourselves a PRIORITY~~~~ <BR> <BR> I am going to start on August 1 reporting in here, so you can know day by day how I am <BR> doing. Everything has once a gain been all about others in a lot of ways, and I need to make <BR> my needs come first, and then... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 07:29:47 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x67234358 Hi Team! Well I'm back at with the goal of losing both the physical &amp; emotional weight. I have lost weight in the past but to my shame gain almost all off it back. I just knowing that makes it that much harder for me to maintain any plan, but I'm not giving up. So please feel free to check in on me anytime, &amp; I'll do the same for you. I look forward to making friends here on Team 300 lbs.Plus. Do feel free to check out my page! Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:01:33 EST Crushed vs. Cubed Ice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x67175178 Crushed vs. Cubed Ice......Which do you like best in your summer (or anytime) drinks? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/849c1e0e-4a7b-48cb-a018-824a6574f811.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Jul 2017 19:07:03 EST Where to start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x67017054 I've tired of putting off this journey because I didn't have everything in place that I thought I needed... I'm using a Withings body scale, Samsung Health for my tracking app, Samsung Gear Fit for activity monitoring.... <BR> <BR> With that said, I need to get more active, anything is more than what I am now... <BR> <BR> I also need to start eating better. <BR> <BR> I just don't know what to set as realistic, achievable and sustainable goals... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:58:04 EST Here I am (rambling post) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x67015977 Glad to have found this group, I came here looking for accountability. So, please don't hold back. <BR> <BR> I'm coming up on 48 and need to lose 120 pounds. I have two wonderful daughters and an incredible wife. I've been down the weight loss road many times, I've had successes in the past, but considering I always end up down the road weighing even more, I know that I need to do something different. I've counted calories, done various diets, workouts, Phentermine, etc. <BR> <BR> My fa... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:41:53 EST Third Time's a Charm? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66884728 386 lbs!!! I am 14 lbs away from 400 lbs!! OMG!!! This is my third time joining SparkPeople. The first time I started I was 330 lbs and got under 300 lbs, but lost my focus. The 2nd time I was 340 and swore I wouldn't get over 350 lbs, but put in zero effort. Now I am on the brink of 400 lbs and I am TERRIFIED there will be no turning back at that point! I can feel my body breaking down on me. I have back issues, including sciatica, carpal tunnel, knee issues and now my ankles are bothering m... Sat, 27 May 2017 18:11:34 EST Say, Yes to Food!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x66857867 Say, YES, to FOOD!!!! <BR> <BR> We were talking in another thread about learning to say No. And, believe me, I should <BR> be at the head of the line about learning that word. But, not just in saying no to food, but <BR> I have trouble saying no to other things when people ask it of me, even if it makes me <BR> sick. So I am not going to conquer that for a long time if ever. But I still need to work <BR> at saying no to food.....but the best way I deal with this is saying YES to food. ... Tue, 23 May 2017 07:22:32 EST YOU WON'T BELIEVE IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x66826177 A couple of weeks ago I wrote about sabotaging my weight loss journey. I said that I had never had limits as far as food was concerned and I remembered that and wanted to update you guys. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, my husband and I went to get gas on our way home from work. He asked if I wanted an icee and I said, "No". He brought out an icee for him and a snicker bar and a bag of m&amp;m's he asked me if I wanted half the snicker bar I said "no". I took a drink of his icee and ate 3 m&amp;m's.... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:13:16 EST Confession/Self Destruction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x66771274 Hi. I have promised myself I would be 100% honest when I joined spark. I joined only 2 groups so that I could maybe forge friendships that will help me move forward and vice versa. <BR> <BR> My confession is a self destruction action that I do all the time. It happened this morning and I am kicking myself as I type this. I had prepared lunch and had also some snack items to bring to work. I had oatmeal here already to eat for breakfast. Well, I also had a $5 in my purse and stopped at ... Mon, 8 May 2017 08:36:18 EST Just call me Krys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66754677 Hi. I am a member of two teams this one and the chair exercise one. I was on Spark once and was a member of a lot of teams and just lost focus. So now I joined the two that I think would help me most. <BR> <BR> I hope to be able to glean from you and I hope I can help you as well! Fri, 5 May 2017 11:23:29 EST Question about messages http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x66748241 Hi, how do you get all the cool stuff at the bottom of your messages? Like the weight lost tracker etc? That is super cool! Thu, 4 May 2017 09:51:58 EST May 2017 goals. What's your goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x66738247 Ok ya all May is here what are your goals or challenges for this month <BR> <BR> I want to to get under 300 lbs <BR> I want to add more exercise in my daily activitys <BR> I want to be more of an encourager than I have been <BR> So let's see what ya all got planned. We got this <BR> BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. JUST HAVE FAITH Tue, 2 May 2017 19:59:24 EST Which way do you go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66681102 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5e18150-0d05-4cec-afb0-cbe1c056ac08.jpg"> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:18:50 EST It's Mayonnaise vs. Miracle Whip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66662303 Speaking of Deviled Eggs.... <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> It's Mayonnaise vs. Miracle Whip! Which do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>326</em> Let The Battle Begin! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da0107ba-0e77-4f86-9ba4-082497264b4f.jpg"> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:57:52 EST Help! Get me motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x66656224 Hi, I am having some problems, but was just thinking how each of us struggles...... <BR> Yet everyone is good at pitching in and helping others even if they are having their <BR> own struggles....so here are the two questions.... <BR> <BR> If one of your teammates said, "I am ready to give up, I can't do this any more." <BR> <BR> 1. What is the first thing that comes to your mind to say? <BR> <BR> 2. After thinking about it a bit, what would you say? <BR> <BR> 3. Now read through the a... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:51:16 EST Hi I'm Rita! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66649962 I'm happy to have found all of you! Canadian girl here! I'm a working mom of 3 girls and I just turned 45. I've always been overweight but since my girls were born the weight has just kept creeping up. I've been working hard for the last few weeks and am starting to see some progress. My goals are to eat healthier and get some movement in as well. I'm following a bit of the Dash diet, and something called the Dr. Poon Metabolic diet and am definitely seeing success with low carb eating. I kno... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:45:46 EST Deviled Eggs. Love them or leave them? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66644440 If you love them what's your favorite recipe? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0660514-ce87-4e04-a626-08702c723592.jpg"> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:08:20 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66633109 Hello all! I read some postings here and feel this is right up my alley! I am struggling with weight loss and need support and guidance Thanks for this group! <BR> Justine Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:12:01 EST Looking for Fitbit Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66626100 I just got my Fitbit Charge 2 and interested in becoming friends with others on their site that are comparable to my own situation. <BR> //www.fitbit.com/user/5MDYGF is my url if you'd like to friend me on their site. Just let me know that you are from SP. Sat, 15 Apr 2017 04:34:52 EST Your 5 must haves for Easter brunch or dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66619054 What are your 5 must haves for Easter brunch or dinner? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ebce5f83-d32e-4db9-92ab-4035f6a31e09.jpg"> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:50:07 EST What's your favorite Easter tradition(s)? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66604964 What's your favorite Easter tradition(s)? <BR> <em>449</em> <em>145</em> <em>458</em> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:10:53 EST Vacation question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66580109 My family and I are going to Orlando in July and plan to hit Universal Studios and Legoland. Have any of you been recently that can suggest rides to avoid? I wear a size 24 with a lot of my weight in the stomach area. I would really like to avoid the embarrassment of being told to leave a ride because I'm too fat. Suggestions appreciated, thanks :-). Sat, 8 Apr 2017 02:01:21 EST New To Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66535048 Hi I'm Kelly, I am new to Sparkpeople. I have so much weight to lose and am feeling so overwhelmed! Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:33:42 EST APRIL BIRTHDAYS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66534759 I thought it would be fun if we helped celebrate each other's birthdays! I know I'm late with this idea, so I apologize to everyone in January through March. Nothing personal. (Hey, mine was in February.) <BR> <BR> So if you have a birthday in April, reply to this thread with the date! I will post a reminder on the Team Wall, and then individual members can share birthday wishes on your SparkPage. <BR> <BR> ***Please make sure your SparkPage is public!*** The celebration isn't in the t... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:48:29 EST Here Comes Peter Cottonta il...And All His Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66528060 <em>172</em> Here Comes Peter Cottontail...And All His Goodies <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> How are you handling all of the Easter candy that we're starting to get surrounded by? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> What's your biggest temptation? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l584692937.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here's a partial list of what's in his basket:) <BR> Feel free to add to the list. <BR> <BR> 1 Cadbury Creme Egg <BR> Cals: 150 <BR> Fat: 6g. <BR> Sugar: 20g. <B... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:10:02 EST Healthy Meal Options http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66525461 Some of us have already been on every diet imaginable and can probably write our own cookbooks. Some of us struggle with choking down anything healthy (just the thought of "rabbit food" send some people in a tailspin). The rest of us are tired of the same old things, over and over, and need something to shake up the family's menu. <BR> <BR> This thread is to share quick and easy healthy recipes THAT HAVE BEEN TRIED (no fair putting down a recipe that you haven't tried for yourself!) <BR> ... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:53:54 EST New April challenges and rewards! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x66500362 April 1 is just around the corner, let's keep things moving, <BR> <BR> Okay, Gang, how are you all doing? Getting ready for weigh-n for our 12th week??? <BR> <BR> For those who are doing fine with the pattern you are in.....keep it up....don't fix what ain't <BR> broke!!! <BR> <BR> But, some of us...our bodies or our minds seem to do better with a few changes..... <BR> our main group goal has been to try to lose 10 pounds a week, our individual goals <BR> (from the group) has been to... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:51:30 EST Hello from the Pacific NW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66492919 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7764123-6332-4dab-8d89-b9be5f174585.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello, my name is CJ and this is the view I have of Mt. Hood, Oregon. I've joined this team because I need support. I am struggling big time. I lost over 100 pounds - then life hammered me. Lots of health issues resulting in surgeries and now chronic pain - and using food for comfort. Nothing unique here - I know what I need to do, I understand how to do it ---- but I'm finding it hard ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:23:00 EST Hi, I'm Heather! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66492138 Hey everyone, my name is Heather and I'm new to the site. I'm still trying to get the hang of things here, so please, bare with me lol. <BR> <BR> Even though I'm new to this group, I actually started my weight loss journey 2 1/2 months ago. I've been struggling lately to push through the cravings, and so I thought that a little support might help me to overcome these obstacles and reach my goal. Since starting on 1/13/17, I've lost 24lbs. I started at 313 and I'm down to 289. So far, I've j... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:21:30 EST Are the reasons you are over-weight all bad? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x66488754 Weigh in on your point of view........think before you answer....or answer impulsively, and <BR> then come back and add to your thoughts in another post if your thought have changed. <BR> <BR> Of the people you meet, if you classified them in "just" two categories.... <BR> Skinny to a trace overweight vs. Overweight to Obese <BR> <BR> What group do you find has a more selfish nature (realizing we all have a selfish nature <BR> to a degree, I said a MORE selfish nature?) and which group has... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:36:05 EST Understanding leads to success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66459780 I have felt for a very long time that one of the main reasons there is failure in weight loss, is because there is a lack of understanding on how one got to where they are. One might argue the whole poor food choices and lack of exercise... but I feel it is often much deeper than that. Shows like Biggest Loser always bothered me, because the coaches acted like therapist, when they were in fact not trained in this field, and the contestants never received therapy to work through how they ended... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:39:55 EST Topic for the ladies.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x66427320 So a few have suggested that since I am a big chested girl to think about breast reduction surgery. I have thought about it. I think I will get it done. I sit at 44H. Though a few years back I was a 50H. I have always been top heavy and I do have back issues. I think getting the surgery would help. Has anyone else gotten this done or had it suggested to them. PROS? CONS? IDEAS? I think it would help in a way. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:05:26 EST New changes of Sparks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x66409037 Okay, Everyone, help this poor old soul to understand some things......AND <BR> discuss what we can do to stay strong as a Team....... <BR> <BR> Questions....I am not understanding ALL the changes on Sparks. <BR> <BR> I do know the flags are gone......no bonus Team points, which I did find fun, even if <BR> I could only get 1, 2, or 3 at times. :-( <BR> <BR> I know that the friend feed has been affected, but it sounds like some are having <BR> trouble finding their teams, etc. because of... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 18:29:20 EST Name a variety of apples! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x66403229 Apples are so good for you, I have learned over the years there are all kinds of apples <BR> across the United States. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many varieties of apples we can name......what is familiar in YOUR <BR> area? <BR> <BR> Try not to repeat what was named before, and we will also number them. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite? <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll start it out with <BR> <BR> 1. McIntosh (it is my favorite) Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:38:10 EST Hi, I'm Tim! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66380783 I'm new here, was invited by Virginiagirl My name is Tim Cogdill, I live in Olathe, KS, I'm 41 and weigh 652lbs, down from 800lbs on January 1st. I have a mass on my lower body that weighs 100-200lbs. I'm trying to get into rehab so I can walk again as I have been bed bound since entering the hospital, and eventually with more weight lost a surgeon to remove the mass. Tue, 7 Mar 2017 11:57:07 EST Hello I'm Missy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66352026 Hello All, <BR> <BR> My name is Missy. I'm a stay at home mom/wife. I'm 37 soon to be 38. I recently seen a doctor for gastric by pass surgery due to my weight staying the same for 5 years. My reg doc said it was a good and bad thing. I weigh in on Feb 7th at 322 lbs. I had my parents there and my husband. I didn't like the appt one bit. The doc made me feel horrible. When my parents left I burst into tears. So I decided I was gonna do this weight loss come high or hell water. I w... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 11:31:42 EST Growing Healthy Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66340382 I am excited to be able to garden again for the first time in years. The weather (while it was crazy warm for a couple of days) isn't quite ready yet. It will be a few more weeks until I can really start doing stuff in the ground outside. <BR> <BR> I thought this would be a cool thread to start in case others (I know there's one other member on here *wink* who is going to be doing some cool things with straw bale planting this season) to show off our new healthy habits (or old healthy habits... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 20:32:16 EST How many points did you earn today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x66332455 Just for fun....let's see how many points we can all earn for the month of March? <BR> <BR> This will count all of your points for each day! When you post, add your point total <BR> to the previous total and we will see how many we can get all together.....you <BR> can make note of the Flag points you earned separately. For example if the <BR> previous total was 465, I would put <BR> <BR> 465 <BR> 101 (points earned) <BR> 5 Team points <BR> 566 Total <BR> <BR> Then the next person ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:32:00 EST Health Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66301477 I know a lot of us in this team have health issues and thought maybe we could share some advice on how to deal with them and "insider" secrets of how to cope. <BR> <BR> Here's my list and any insight to dealing with them would be greatly appreciated: <BR> Obesity (obviously) <BR> High Blood Pressure <BR> Diabetes 2 <BR> Osteoarthritis (since my 20's!) <BR> Fibromyaglia <BR> Restless leg syndrome <BR> Insomnia <BR> Chronic Depression <BR> Varicose Veins <BR> <BR> Treatments and surgeries: <B... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:52:18 EST No Excuses! What exercise did you do today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x66301343 So we have our extra extra extra weight as an excuse to complain about how hard it is! Well, suck it up buttercup, we're all there! Some of us have additional health issues and permanent damage, but we're still getting it done. <BR> <BR> So now that we've gotten the excuses out of the way, what did you do today, workout-wise, even if it was 1 minute, DESPITE how you felt? <BR> <BR> Me? I walked/jogged around the interior of my office while it was deserted and quiet, 10 times this morning... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:33:47 EST Hello, I'm Kelly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66279776 Hello, I'm Kelly! <BR> <BR> I just joined SparkPeople (not for the first time!) yesterday and am so glad to be here. I am 28, a stay-at-home mom, and ready to work and finally rid myself of this weight! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know you all as we work toward our goals together. I'd love to have a buddy or two (or more!), to help support each others efforts, so feel free to stop my my SparkPage and add me as a friend! <BR> <BR> See you around the boards! <BR> <BR> <e... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:45:20 EST Healthy Food Suggestions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x66269105 NEW GAME/AND ENCOURAGER!!! ;-) <BR> <BR> Rules..... <BR> <BR> 1. Only one item per posting! <BR> 2. It is suppose to be healthy (which might be left to the interpretation? My husband <BR> thinks ice cream is nutritious!) <BR> 3. You can list the name of said item, a picture of it or a recipe you really like, <BR> <BR> Have fun and I hope you get some new food ideas! <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:50:11 EST Hi, I'm Lisa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66267096 He <BR> Hello all. I'm glad I found this group. It's very important to me to feel and share support. Feel free to add me me as a Spark friend. <BR> Thanks Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:08:06 EST Chinese food. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x66226265 I have already had the discussion with my husband that no candy is to be bought!!!! However once upon a time there were two kids trying to make it in the adult world in their first apartment with a twin bed in the living room for a couch. He saved his money and on valentines day they ordered Chinese food and have held that tradition for the last 16 years...the Chinese take out not the having to save money for it. So what is the best option for me? I dont eat chicken or pork...normally I ge... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:54:25 EST Prayer needs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66204137 FOR ANYONE WHO DESIRES TO, <BR> <BR> 1. YOU CAN ADD A NAME TO THE LIST (IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THEIR FULL <BR> NAME, GOD KNOWS WHO WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.....LIKE PROVERBS' SON) <BR> 2, YOU CAN LOOK THE LIST OVER AND PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYERS. <BR> 3. YOU CAN ASK PROVERBS3128 TO ADD YOUR REQUEST. <BR> <BR> I KNOW THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS TEAM BUT IT SEEMS WE ALL HAVE NEEDS <BR> THAT CAN BE TAKEN TO THE LORD IN PRAYER, SO THAT OPTION IS HERE, IF <BR> DESIRED, AND CAN BE IGN... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:24:17 EST New to spark looking for a great support team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66200944 Hello everyone , my name is emily i started sparkpeople 2 days ago but started my diet 2 months ago.. already lost 15 lbs!! the most weight i have ever lost at a single time!! I am 27 and to young to be this overweight and tired of the life i am living.. im on spark to get the support that i lack in my everyday life im hoping to find it here :) thank you everyone Thu, 9 Feb 2017 18:49:32 EST Best Calorie Bang for Your Buck? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x66151656 So here's my problem. On days when I'm really on program, I have a hard time getting up there in my calorie range. From previous experience, I know that I need to eat close to the max of my calorie range, and for me, that's 2800 calories. <em>40</em> <BR> I find myself buying and eating cruddy food just to hit this range. I would prefer to eat food that was giving me better value, nutritionally. Does anyone else have this same problem, and what are your suggestions? <BR> Thanks! <B... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 22:30:27 EST Hi everyone! I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66138747 Hi, my name is Shirley. I am friends with Virginiagirl--Sonia and she invited me to join this team. I started doing low carb (I also have diabetes) last March and lost about 15 pounds quickly. Now I've gained all of that back and nothing I do seems to be working. Very frustrated. Sonia said this team is awesome and very supportive so here I am! Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:56:47 EST New Year's Resoluti ns...Did you make any? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x66101957 Here we are 26 days in to the New Year. <BR> <BR> Did you make any resolutions and if so how's it going? Thu, 26 Jan 2017 23:08:17 EST New here looking for support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x66069346 Hi, i'm new here and new to sparkpeople. I recently hit my highest weight ever (454) after having dealt with morbid obesity for the past 12 years. This has really ruined my life. This has ruined my life physically, mentally, and financially. I have lost numerous aspects of my health. I have lost numerous friends. I'm ready to try again to make a change, but don't have that much support. I am looking to meet some online support on here while trying to get healthier or lost weight. I ne... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:18:07 EST Valentine's Day Card http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x66061604 Come on gang, let's see how many words we can get out of ;VALENTINE'S DAY CARD" <BR> and keep it going until Valentine's Day? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:00:19 EST Name a healthful food you've yet to try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x65981621 I need to try a new vegetable that I've never eaten before. I love veggies but am sure there are a few more to explore like celeriac and collard greens. What haven't you tried? Wed, 11 Jan 2017 01:27:49 EST Team pounds lost - by the 1 lb. per week members. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x65948005 Just put the date down and how much you lost, if you want to do tenths you can, and <BR> add it to the previous total. I don't like out of range goals, it appears that 10 people <BR> said they would try this challenge..... <BR> So....if we go for the year.....let's have a goal of 400 pounds we can knock off the <BR> charts at Sparks People. Oh, dear, that means we could lose one whole person!!! <BR> Are you folks up to that??? :-) <BR> Let's see if we can aim for 10 pounds for the team ... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 15:45:39 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65939336 I wanted to say hello. New to the site but not to losing weight. I had lost 120lbs back in 2011, but ended up gaining most of it back after an accident last year. So here I am, back at it again. Hoping to share in this journey with other people. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:30:33 EST The dreaded CPAP machine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x65924620 I have been a snorer for a long time. And I resisted for a long time. But when a bout of pneumonia in October led to my doc discovering I have tachycardia and a-fib, the cardiologist made a sleep study one of the to priorities. <BR> <BR> Sure enough, I have moderate sleep apnea. And am now on a CPAP machine. It's taken a little getting used to--including a hose system that comes out atop my head so that there is less junk in my face but I feel like a Teletubby! But I am astounded at how muc... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:04:35 EST New here - looking to 'meet' people who understand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65905739 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to Sparkpeople, but not new to being overweight. I've been obese pretty much my entire adult life, up and down a bit but lately just up! I'm 43 now and at my highest weight of 330. I'm really starting to suffer the consequences of so much extra weight - my knees are a mess and I'm out of breath just climbing my stairs. <BR> <BR> I hope to get to know you all better and to find inspiration as I try to lose some of this weight! Sun, 1 Jan 2017 10:58:19 EST 1 lb. Challenge per week.....can you do it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x65881366 I AM GOING TO WEIGH IN JANUARY 2, 2017........I AM DETERMINED TO BE <BR> DOWN 1 LB BY JANUARY 9, 2017. THAT IS ALL I AM GONG TO FOCUS ON <BR> FOR NOW!!! 1 LB. THAT TRANSLATES TO 16 OUNCES!!! <BR> <BR> CAN YOU DO IT? YES, YOU CAN!!! <BR> <BR> WHO WILL JOIN ME? THAT IS JUST A LITTLE OVER 2 OUNCES A DAY!!! <BR> <BR> LET ME KNOW BY JANUARY 2, AND LET'S MEET AGAIN ON JANUARY 9TH? <BR> <BR> HERE WE COME 2017!!! Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:05:20 EST What would have kept you from gaining the weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x65881051 QUESTION - <BR> <BR> WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD HAVE KEPT YOU FROM GAINING THE WEIGHT? <BR> <BR> OR WHAT WOULD HAVE KEPT YOU FROM GAINING THE WEIGHT BACK ONCE <BR> HAVING LOST IT? <BR> <BR> 2017 IS COMING ---------- HOW ARE WE GOING TO CHANGE THINGS? Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:29:50 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65879835 I've been using SparkPeople for almost 2 years...That first year I was doing awesome and lost 50 lbs but this last year was a stressful one and I slacked off and gained some of it back...I'm trying to cut fast food and alcohol out because those are my downfalls although I think the alcohol will be most difficult...I didn't know there was a team for people who were 300lbs plus so I'm glad I found it! Hoping this gives me the motivation and support I need to stick with it this time. By the way,... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:38:47 EST Hi still trying to figure everything out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65744875 Including my annoying ticker. I am 40yrs old single mom of 4 kids. 2 grown 1pre- teen and a 5 year old recently diagnosed with ASD. I have put on 70lbs in 3yrs. It's been a struggle to go out with my son. He has improved so much in the last 18months and I have more freedom than I have since he was born. I am 320lbs at start, this is my 8th day. This morning I weighed in at 308.3 lbs. I am drinking above 8 cups a day of water, walking with my sister and daughter. Watching my portions and keepi... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 02:19:50 EST Back at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65711193 Hi all... tomorrow marks 28 consecutive days I've been back to logging on SparkPeople. I've been a member for years, on and off. I'm so tired of my goal weights being other people's start weights, so this team seems like a good fit for me! <BR> <BR> My weight has been a battle since childhood. I'm 5'10" and was 325 lbs at my heaviest, 185 at my lowest. I've been married 17 years and live in SC (though a New Englander at heart). I've had 4 pregnancies, 3 babies and just had my last 3 mon... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:38:35 EST The Best Leftover Turkey Sandwich Ever? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x65677154 Here it is! The day you've been waiting for is finally here! <BR> <BR> The BEST part of Thanksgiving ....... Leftovers! <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> What is your idea of "The Best Leftover Turkey Sandwich Ever?" <BR> <BR> From the bread you choose to the seasonings. Hot or cold? Gourmet or purist? <BR> <BR> YOU are THE Master Chef! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65ac6e5c-24f9-41cd-a12c-a7db6c9b26b9.jpeg"> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:01:42 EST Black Friday ... a Do or a Don't? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x65672170 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62c03647-5708-45eb-b751-809ac70f2144.jpg"> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:57:06 EST What time do you eat your Thanksgiving meal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x65668732 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/009a7556-cbba-4633-acc6-2ee244bb7d1d.jpg"> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 04:49:34 EST What are your 5 must haves for Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x65654414 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c836019-c9a1-49b6-be26-e6e8e6c975d3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I forgot to say, besides turkey, <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:27:24 EST The ABC'S of Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x65654324 <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>427</em> <em>556</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>427</em> <em>556</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>427</em> <em>556</em> <BR> <BR> Take turns going through the alphabet naming things having to do with Fall. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:13:32 EST Stuffing or Dressing for Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x65629216 <em>427</em> Stuffing or Dressing for Thanksgiving? What do you call it and what's your traditional recipe? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/467b6fb1-b1da-493b-aab4-442983bb6519.jpg"> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 03:21:19 EST Cranberries / Whole or Jellied? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x65622165 Cranberries / Your favorite, whole or jellied? <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite recipe? Could be anything like muffins, bread, party drinks, etc. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c25f0fd2-b65c-428f-8719-77831354c5e8.jpg"> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:10:17 EST New again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65621164 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this group but not new to sparkpeople. I have been in and out of sparkpeople trying to lose weight for years. Working really hard right now to lose weight before my oldest daughters wedding next year and also so I can enjoy the time I have left with my younger children at home. <BR> <BR> I live in WA state and have 6 kiddos from 8-22 years old. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. <BR> <BR> Glad to find this group! Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:55:50 EST What are your favorite things about Fall/Autumn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x65581046 <em>465</em> What are your favorite things about Fall/Autumn? <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/284ec705-a285-4176-b4a4-1ce81213f686.jpg"> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:15:30 EST Medical weight management programs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x65559923 Has anyone ever tried (successfully or not) a medically supervised weight management program? I'm in search of experiences and input. <BR> <BR> I have the unique (as in, mostly paid for) opportunity to enroll in a 20-week weight management program at the hospital. As I learn more about it, I get more stoked -- and more frightened. Just the packet of information I have to fill out is intense. It's awesome that I'll get it at a substantial discount... but it's still going to be expensive, espe... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 16:30:12 EST How many words can you make out of ClintonTrump? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x65553841 How many words can you make out of ClintonTrump? This is "one" word. <BR> <BR> One word per post please. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Nov 2016 19:37:39 EST Netflix or Hulu Plus? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x65553755 Which do you prefer? Or other? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca520d95-0b11-4d7d-94c9-4d788a6a4c10.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2d5f3f9-d141-46d8-a7df-2a62b6b70e31.jpg"> Sun, 6 Nov 2016 19:20:23 EST Time to "Fall Back"! Daylight Saving Time Ends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x65547160 <em>128</em> <em>56</em> <em>102</em> <em>128</em> <em>56</em> <em>102</em> <em>128</em> <em>56</em> <em>102</em> <em>128</em> <em>56</em> <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> It's that time of year again! Time to change our clocks back! And get that extra hour of sleep. <BR> <BR> Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 6th. at 2 am. <BR> <BR> Are you looking forward to it or not so much? <BR> <BR> What's the best thing about DLS Time ending? The worst? <BR> <BR> Do you think yo... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 19:43:56 EST Are you haunted by leftover Halloween candy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x65519888 <em>421</em> <em>423</em> <em>431</em> <em>421</em> <em>423</em> <em>431</em> <em>421</em> <em>423</em> <em>431</em> <em>421</em> <em>423</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> Halloween's over! Goodbye Chocolate, Candy Corn, Peanut Butter Cups, M&amp;Ms and all the rest of the yummy snack sized treats! <BR> <BR> How much candy do you have leftover? What do you plan to do with it all? Tue, 1 Nov 2016 18:52:16 EST What are you thankful for this holiday season? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x65517954 Between now and Thanksgiving, try coming on here daily and posting something <BR> that you are thankful for each day!!! Let's see if we have thankful hearts. Tue, 1 Nov 2016 12:23:26 EST What is your favorite "lose weight" recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x65510866 If you have a favorite combination or recipe that seems to help you lose weight, <BR> could you share it with the rest of us? Thank you! Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:15:59 EST Halloween Candy...How are you doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x65510836 <em>21</em> <em>116</em> <em>421</em> <em>21</em> <em>116</em> <em>421</em> <em>21</em> <em>116</em> <em>421</em> <em>21</em> <em>116</em> <em>421</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> Halloween is here and if you're beginning to weaken at all the candy that's surrounding you, check out the calorie, fat and carb. content of some of your favorites. It might help dissuade you:) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Remember moderation and to be sure and track it! <BR> <BR> <BR> If yo... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:08:30 EST Here I am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65506136 Took a break from SP but now I am back. Still trying to figure out exactly where to begin with this weight loss but for now I am working on changing my habits a little at a time. I've recently discovered my food triggers, or at least a few of them. I will be working diligently to combat those. Wish me luck. <BR> <BR> Btw, I am almost 40, live in Dallas, Texas and don't have a weight I want to achieve just lookin to be healthy. Oh and meet some awesome people along the way. Sun, 30 Oct 2016 20:45:54 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65387903 Hey, just wanted to take some time to introduce myself... My name is Marie and I currently weigh 310lbs. I have been around this weight for a few years now. I've started a healthy lifestyle over and over and over but never stick with it for more than a month or so. The only thing I have accomplished is my water intake almost 2 years ago(used to drink like one cup a day, and I definitely noticed how messed up it made me!). Along with the water intake I quit drinking 1-2 cans of soda a day, now... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:53:19 EST Greetings from Olympia, WA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65364269 Good morning! I wanted to briefly introduce myself to the group. I am a part-time teacher who spends a great deal of time volunteering with Girl Scouts. I live in a cute little house (with an overgrown yard and too much clutter) with my wife of 20 years and our kitty. <BR> <BR> I am 43, and weigh about 315 lbs. I have bipolar and am on meds that cause a great deal of weight gain. Instead of working hard to slow the gain, I have gone the opposite way. I use the excuse of my meds to just... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:08:30 EST Hi to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65348204 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a39564e-d662-43bf-8530-87228fafb117.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hi, <BR> Let me introduce myself. I am Rodger, I was on here several years ago. I had some success and lost about 50 pounds. I didn't stick with things the way I know I should have and here I am again. I have gained back all I had lost , plus some. I am now the heaviest I have ever been. I need to shed 300 pounds. I know it is not a quick or easy process, but I have to try harder, and stay ... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 13:49:56 EST Looking for help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65268387 Hi! My name is Jennifer. I am 42 years old and just joined the group today. I currently weigh 364 pounds (down from an all time high of 406lbs June 16th of this year). I am trying to take better care of myself. Trying to practice self-love. Part of that is eating right and exercising. I could really use some help being accountable though. I pretty much have the diet part down, but the exercise is A LOT harder. I struggle with the motivation to get started and seem to find any reason to procra... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:18:44 EST *facepalm* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65227989 Hi everyone my name is Amber! Yes I just literally facepalmed myself because I have a new highest weight. (sigh!) I joined the team so that I can gain any super secret/powerful knowledge from those who are there or have been there at 300+ so that maybe JUST MAYBE I can get out of this rut. <em>20</em> I rented the Walk Away the Pounds DVD from the library and I liked it and ordered the Lose It In 30 Days box set with meal plan and all so I am going to follow it and see how I do. Hope every... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:39:12 EST In a fog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65182313 Yesterday my doctor looked me in the eyes and told me that I may not last more than a year if I did not make drastic changes. Now that was a slap back to reality!! My bp, sugar and weight is spiralling out of control. This is literally a matter of life or death!! So this could very well be my last chance!! Yet I need help!!! A lot of help!!!! Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:30:29 EST Returning to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65171159 Since I left I found out I have an incurable condition that causes me to gain weight. It is a condition called Lipedema. I am learning how to live with this painful condition. I am motivated to do the best I can and certainly welcome the support. I think I was a part of this group a couple of years ago. I remember you Dusty. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:53:50 EST How do you combat middle of the night eating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x65105663 I have a 7 month old and trouble sleeping so I'm usually up one or two times in the middle of the night a few nights a week. When I am up I have an irresistible compulsion to eat. It's like I don't even think - I just do. Does anyone have any tips on not eating in the middle of the night? Sat, 3 Sep 2016 12:50:23 EST Labor Day.....It's Unofficially The End Of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x65091852 <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>297</em> <em>283</em> <em>462</em> <em>491</em> <em>191</em> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>297</em> <em>283</em> <em>462</em> <BR> <BR> It’s Unofficially the End of Summer! <BR> <BR> Do you have any Labor Day plan? Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:22:02 EST Hi! I'm New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65089144 Hello! I'm Kelly and i just joined the team! I've recently joined SP after some time (years) away and am ready to do whatever it takes to reach my goals! I can't wait to jump in! <BR> <em>434</em> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 07:44:13 EST returning to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65025670 Hi ....returning hope to find my spark again...not sure why I lost it ...was doing good....but then I just gave up.....But I am back looking for old friends and new ones.....I have lots of weight to lose....but at this point its more about progress then numbers.....wish me luck !..... <BR> a little about me...I am a grandma to one spoiled grand daughter and I do some part time child care in my home....hope to get to know everyone better Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:25:28 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x65023729 Hello...trying to learn how to use the site! Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:24:13 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64730717 Hello! My name is Candy and I am a Christian wife and mom of four kiddos. <BR> two boys here on earth, ages 14 and 10. <BR> two angels waiting for me in Heaven. <BR> My husband and I have been happily married for fifteen wonderful years. <BR> We live in North Carolina. I currently <BR> weigh in at 291 pounds. Wanting to get out of the 200s. Looking forward to getting to know you. Sat, 9 Jul 2016 15:12:51 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64705094 Hey all, I'm Sarah! <BR> <BR> I'm a 357lb married, mother of two...pets that is. I am back on spark people after several hiatuses because it's either this or have gastric sleeve surgery. <BR> <BR> I need all the motivation I can get, but not just a cheerleader. Someone real who I can complain to and will frankly tell me how it is and encourage me to try. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading, look forward to chatting with y'all soon. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 23:38:37 EST New to the team also http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64625965 I got chewed out by the nutritionist on Wednesday at my monthly appointment. She said I hadn't lost enough weight so I had to go back to basics. I have tracked for the last three days. So so far so good. <BR> <BR> Anyway my name is Becky. I am 56 and my starting weight this time around is 302. I am not happy about that either. I just got back from my 40 year high school class reunion last week and I didn't feel alone though. I wasn't the only one that had put on weight. i am preparing for a... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:59:17 EST hello new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64594401 Hello I am new to this team. I have weighed over 300 for as long as I can remember and I am finally working on to get my weight down. I have been on spark people for 2 weeks and also doing weight watchers. I so far have lost almost 10 pounds, about 9.2 pounds I am trying harder than any other times I have tried. Hoping to get under 300 by the end of this year only 31 more pounds to go. This will be a slow process but as long as I still have motivation and determination, I can do this. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:30:44 EST hello new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64589542 Hi I am new to this team but not new to spark people. I weigh 337 pounds. When I started sp in 2014 I weighed 375. So I have only lost 32 pounds over the last two years. My problem is I try for a while then I just give up. I have a real hard time with consistency. I just started the atkins diet two days ago and I am hoping to stick with it for a while. At least till I get out of the three hundreds. I hope to find a lot of support here and i hope to give support here as well. Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:09:17 EST Just starting :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64567674 Hi everyone :) I'm here on a mission to lose half of myself, literally :) Would love more spark friends and support. I'm 4 days into it and yesterday was not so good but every other day I've been great with my food and logging and always my water. Haven't started working out yet but I know I really need to. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:15:30 EST Newbie...need all the motivation I can get!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64520652 Hello all, <BR> I'm new all 284lbs. I'm at my heaviest ever. I didn't get to this weight overnight, so I don't expect miraculous and instant results. However, I'm going to give it my all!!!. Thu, 9 Jun 2016 09:05:05 EST OH HAI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64503077 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm on my phone so I won't go on too long, but I'm Josh and this isn't my first go round on here. My weight has been a crazy ride for my entire life. It started in high school, when I would gain weight unabated through the summer, then get in shape during football and lose most of the weight during wrestling. <BR> <BR> This worked pretty well when I was 16, but once high school ended and there was no more sports to lose the weight it just kept piling on. By the time I wa... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 19:04:18 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64497123 Hi everyone! I'm Katie. I'm in my late twenties and have been fat since I was in my teens. I've successfully lost 50+ pounds several times before, but it always comes back with friends. :( Yo-yoing is the worst. This time I not only want to lose the weight (and much more of it), but to get really fit as I do so, in order to better be able to keep it off. <BR> <BR> Weight-wise, I started off at 375 in late April and am now down to 337. Working hard to transform my life and hopefully get all t... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 00:08:21 EST June is GAY PRIDE MONTH.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x64465157 HAPPY GAY PRIDE MONTH...! Calling on "the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people," President Obama concludes, "by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, I do hereby proclaim June 2016 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b6fe965-e077-41f8-a574-8b12c991f4e2.jpg"> <BR> ... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 12:07:04 EST Hello :) Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64452209 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone is doing well in their journey to their weight loss and being a healthier person. By the way my name is Danielle. I have been on this website for 6 months but I have had issues with my weight loss because life does happen. My overall weight loss is 160 lbs but for each month it is 8 to 10 lbs. I am starting to take baby steps on becoming a healthier person because I am at my heaviest weight of all times. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Mon... Mon, 30 May 2016 19:35:03 EST Dieting Failure: The Real Reason It Is So... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x64437993 Dieting Failure: The Real Reason It Is So Hard to Keep Weight Off Once Lost <BR> <BR> <link>www.alternet.org/personal-health/die<BR>ting-failure-real-reason-it-so-hard-ke<BR>ep-weight-once-lost </link> Sat, 28 May 2016 12:58:40 EST Hi just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64418872 I just joined SP yesterday and was glad to find this team today. I know I have a ways to go to get down to a healthy weight but I know I can do it. As I have been reading on the site I've realized that I really don't know much about healthy nutrition but I'm willing to learn. I look forward to getting to know people as we walk along this journey together. Wed, 25 May 2016 14:29:12 EST Just joined :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64374169 As of yesterday I am 438.2 pounds, still down from my highest of 445 but still a long way to go! Need to take this journey one day of a time but I will get there eventually Thu, 19 May 2016 00:46:20 EST Hey There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64374168 Hey, everyone! I'm a new member of the 300 Club, fresh out of the 400 Club! Whoohoo! 🙌🙌 <BR> <BR> I officially started my journey back in March and have officially lost a little over 35lbs, so far. I lost an estimated 10lbs between Jan/Feb so I'm unofficially down ~45lbs. (I didn't weigh myself until March 1.) <BR> <BR> I've only been using SP since early March and I don't really know how the Team thing works. I'm hoping to figure it out as I go along. Any and all pointers welcomed! ð... Thu, 19 May 2016 00:45:24 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64298198 Hi there, my name is Brittany. At the beginning of March I weighed 310 pounds, but I was also pregnant. My natural non pregnancy weight always hovered between 270 and 295. I hope it is alright for me to be here? I still have 95-110 pounds to lose and am looking for a group of individuals who are looking to lose weight and get healthy. I look forward to getting to know everyone and hope to gain encouragement as well as to encourage others along the way. Sun, 8 May 2016 07:40:20 EST How did you start with the exercising???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x64294426 I am struggling with the physical exercise part... In the past that has not been a problem, however; I have been sedentary for quite a while and the activity part is wiping me out... Any suggestions? And I am also frustrated because I used to be able and now I am struggling with it..... I know in time it will be better... Looking forwad Sat, 7 May 2016 14:57:43 EST Hello There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64288450 I am so excited that there is a team for people like me! I've been 300+ for 16 years. It is really taking a toll on me physically so I re-joined SP yet again. I'm looking forward to participating in the group and receiving and providing support. Thanks for being here! Fri, 6 May 2016 16:37:24 EST Day........? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64279128 New here but not to SP. This looked like a fun team to become part of so.... Here I am. <BR> Getting ready for work so will check in later. Thu, 5 May 2016 10:49:27 EST 24 Reasons Why Men Die Young http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x64274439 <link>filo.ozock.com/24-reasons-why-men-di<BR>e-young-2/?utm_source=viralect.com&amp<BR>;utm_medium=fb&amp;utm_campaign=1378&a<BR>mp;ytm=1378&amp;sp=2 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> All of these guys should be nominated for a Darwin Award! Wed, 4 May 2016 19:29:48 EST Deep Fried Mayonnaise (recipe) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x64260798 Deep Fried Mayonnaise (Feeds 2). <BR> Batch of 4, 2 each <BR> <BR> 1/2 qt. Mayonnaise <BR> 2 x Egg-Whites <BR> 1 x Slice of Sourdough Bread <BR> 2 tsp. Corn Starch <BR> 2 tsp. White Unbleached Flour <BR> 1/2 qt. Canola Oil <BR> <BR> Place Mayonnaise in freezer, wait two hours. De-crust bread (remove crust from slice of sourdough), blend on HIGH for ten seconds. <BR> Heat oil on stove. In small bowl combine egg-whites, flour, corn starch, mix lightly, then fold in breadcrumbs. Remove Mayonn... Mon, 2 May 2016 23:04:38 EST Favorite healthy habits? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x64241144 What are your favorite healthy habits? :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:44:59 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x64231832 Hi everyone. I am Amanda and struggle with Hypothyroidism, PCOS and this weight. I am glad there is a team for people who are at higher weights because who better to understand than those who know what it's like? <BR> <BR> :) Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:56:05 EST 10 Controversial Illustrations That’ll Force You.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x64220288 10 Controversial Illustrations That’ll Force You To See Horrors Of Modern Society -- <BR> <BR> <BR> Modern society can be an awesome place or a scary place… that all depends on how you look at it. Polish illustrator Igor Morski uses his talents to focus on the darker side of society, and as a result his work has received a lot of controversy. <BR> <BR> Morski's images can be interpreted in many ways, but are incredibly relatable no matter how you see them. Each one is laden with secret mes... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:48:11 EST In Memoriam to Prince -- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x64185011 The world lost a music icon yesterday -- PRINCE. He was a superstar, a talented musical genius who learned to play 27 instruments by age 12. He was genuine, bold, controversial, enigmatic and his music influenced two generations of people across the world. <BR> <BR> My heart hurts at this news. I first saw Prince during his Purple Rain tour at the Cow Palace, Daly City, CA in March 1985. What a show...! Now I'm really depressed at the losses this year alone! R.I.P. sweet Prince. May he p... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:57:27 EST measurements vs. lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x64103906 Hey y'all, I'm pretty new here but have a question. Is it possible to lose more inches than pounds? Hope everyone had a great weekend! <BR> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:00:31 EST Back again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63936559 Hi Sparkies.. :) <BR> <BR> My name is Kim. <BR> <BR> I was here in 2010. Lost weight. Gained most of it back. Looking to lose it again this time and for good. Looking to make some friends along the way - so we can cheer each other on. You know... if you ever need someone who might understand... or just to be there to keep you and your mind off of food. :) I am trying to lose weight for my upcoming wedding anniversary in May. :) <BR> <BR> I am a Canadian. Born & Raised in Toro... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 17:20:00 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63922523 Hi! My name is Candy and I am a Christian wife and mom of two boys. My husband and I have been happily married for fourteen wonderful years. We live in North Carolina. I struggle with my weight and emotional eating. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:26:52 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63914679 <em>137</em> St. Patrick's/Irish music -: <link>youtu.be/H2yt5NqwXEc </link> <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/Dh5ufYHQ2Gs </link> <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/fNhWxH_NUh8 </link> <BR> ============================= <BR> <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <BR> <BR> May your blessings outnumber <BR> The shamrocks that grow, <BR> And may trouble avoid you <BR> Wherever you go. <BR> ================== <BR> <BR> May the Irish hills caress you. <B... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:10:28 EST Trump Builds The Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63898576 <link>www.facebook.com/IRBF.org.uk/videos/<BR>1543516199276321/ </link> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:20:13 EST Numbers = Head games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63873493 In talking with another person that mentioned he had sooooo much to lose (well over 300) I started to think about how focused he was on that. I had mentioned to him a few times to take things in small goals like 10lbs at a time or doing something really nice as a reward on the 25's but that wasn't working. Then I noticed on my fitbit I can put things in stones. So well right now I still have over 200 lbs to lose I have changed that to stones. I am taking things 1 stone at a time. I weigh 24 s... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 19:48:17 EST Vinegar: The All-Purpose Cleaning Solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63858554 <link>youtu.be/RCgIdfuQAD4 </link> Wed, 9 Mar 2016 19:30:44 EST Awesome New Uses For Paper Towels -- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63839824 <link>youtu.be/AC3Mba7I9Js </link> Mon, 7 Mar 2016 10:42:29 EST Quilled Paper Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63772236 In 2016, the US Postal Service issues another stamp in its popular Love series, Quilled Paper Heart. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87141728-190d-4f5c-8fc7-87b6c6711896.jpeg"> Quilling -- also called paper filigree - involves rolling nd shaping narrow strips of paper, laying them on their edges, and gluing them in place to form intricate designs. The origin of the name "quilling" is obscure, but it might have come from the first tool used to create the paper curls, the base... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 17:52:52 EST What do you do at the pool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63734334 Hey folks, I'm in need of some inspiration and advice. I absolutely love the swimming pool, but I cannot swim. I can float, I can tread water, but I just can't get the hang of any kind of swimming that wouldn't be more accurately described as flailing. <BR> <BR> So, I was wondering if anyone else has any suggestions as to other things I can do in the pool? I wanna aquajog but the pool's belts don't fit me yet. Just tread water? Jog without a belt?? Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:11:39 EST I need a dentist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63731432 What do I do at 510 lbs if I need dental care? I haven't left my house in years, and am actually more anxious about that than seeing a dentist. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 11:34:48 EST New to the group ^_^ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63722921 Hey everyone, names Sarah and I am currently at 338 pounds, and working on getting under 300 as my first goal. Well I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi to everyone :D Sun, 21 Feb 2016 09:35:17 EST Hello Everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63687267 Wow I e been gone for a while. I missed a whole challenge. <em>39</em> We lost our internet (couldn't afford it) and I couldn't figure out how to get here on my phone. But I finally figured it out today. <em>224</em> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well. I slipped up and have gained back about 6 lbs. it's been a rough month and a half. Hopefully we will get our finances straighted back out, my husband started a new job and im praying it will be more steady than his last one. <BR> Does anyo... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:01:08 EST I'm baaaaccckkkk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63684035 *insert evil laugh* <BR> <BR> I have been gone for some time now (so I'm sure most don't remember me), and really need to get back on track. It helps that the nutritionist is wanting me to log my foods. I was given the option of sparkpeople or my fitness pal. Of course I picked the spark! Hope to get to know everyone better. Tue, 16 Feb 2016 00:03:59 EST New-again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63668294 <em>524</em> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:05:14 EST 9 week challenge to lose 5% body weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63659920 People can commence this at their convenience. <BR> It is not always convenient to start at the same time <BR> <BR> <BR> aim to lose 8.1 kg <BR> target weight 154.4 kg <BR> <BR> CONTINUED FURTHER UP THE THREAD Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:52:19 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63642099 I have always been overweight. I weighed myself a few weeks ago and it said 325 and I knew I had to do something and stick to it this time. I want to be healthy. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:14:54 EST 2016 / Super Bowl 50 Commercials http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x63639591 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/129f4120-3205-485b-a4cf-f503124219b8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> Here they are! <em>477</em> <em>297</em> <BR> <BR> 2016 / Super Bowl 50 Commercials <BR> <link>http://www.superbowl-commercials.org </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> What are your favorites? Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:48:07 EST Results For Weeks 4 & 5 BL Valentine's Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63639452 <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser Valentine's Day Challenge / Results For Weeks 4 &amp; 5 (2/1 &amp; 2/8) <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> 2 Week Totals <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The 2 Week Biggest Loser Is... <BR> <em>205</em> VIETNOWGAL51 / Yvonne <em>8</em> <BR> Pounds Lost: 10.3 <BR> Percentage Lost: 3.58% <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>208... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:25:32 EST Super Bowl 50 Sunday.. Watching or Not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x63616366 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5603913e-2b2a-42d2-a9fc-12f1a036cfdb.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> <em>215</em> <em>321</em> <em>297</em> <em>281</em> <em>215</em> <em>321</em> <em>297</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>215</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's Super Bowl 50! Sunday (2/7) Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos <BR> <link>www.nfl.com/superbowl/50 </link> <BR> <BR> Will you be watching? Or just watching for the commercials and halftime show?... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 01:19:18 EST un-MOTIVATIONAL Images... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63587694 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75b060f7-83a8-400a-b29b-6867b948d417.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d87e654-5438-423a-9346-e9e4f80697eb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1cb20e5-842e-413f-bb82-ccd73b6feb84.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1001ea74-eef9-4b21-824f-7740e0ec8d50.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02b21698-09c7-4366-8463-56abe02cc200... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:28:11 EST Are you close to leaving the 300's? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63578936 I have been working to get out of the 300's since Aug 15, 2015. I am 26 lbs away from achieving my goal. <BR> <BR> How close are you? Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:36:01 EST returning after a very long hiatus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63566255 Forgot about spark people all together. It was a very good tool for me. Don't know why i stopped using it. The result was to gain all the weight i lost and then some. <BR> <BR> Joined WW dec 26. Didnt really start till Jan 3. Down 12 pounds. It's not easy. But then again nothing in life worth anything is easy. I am hoping that i will find even more support her to add to my arsenal. <BR> <BR> Have a good night <BR> Frances Sun, 31 Jan 2016 22:22:41 EST Howdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63549066 Howdy, <BR> I'm excited to have a group of people who understand where I'm coming from. <BR> I'm recovering from a health crisis and determined to not cross back over that threshold as I rebuild and get stronger Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:43:20 EST The CALORIE is broken; it's time to burn it.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63529941 <link>digg.com/2016/calorie-unit-broken?ut<BR>m_medium=email&amp;utm_source=digg </link> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:29:51 EST Results For Week 3 (1/18) BL Valentine's Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63526757 <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser Valentine's Day Challenge / Results For Week 3 (1/18) <BR> <BR> <BR> This Week's Biggest Loser Is... <BR> <em>205</em> VIETNOWGAL51 / Yvonne <em>8</em> <BR> Pounds Lost: 5.3 <BR> Percentage Lost: 1.81% <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> Team Totals <BR> Percentage Lost: 0.39% <BR> Pounds Lost... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 22:52:31 EST Word Porn: Inspirational Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63517986 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be2e6d48-e1f7-45f0-94f1-b37debade7ee.png"> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:07:00 EST The strange life of Q-tips, the most bizarre thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63504877 The strange life of Q-tips, the most bizarre thing people buy -- <BR> <BR> <link>www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/<BR>2016/01/20/we-have-a-q-tips-problem/?u<BR>tm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=digg </link> <BR> <BR> This article is absolutely amazing...! <em>36</em> You will learn a lot about Q-Tips. <em>40</em> Sun, 24 Jan 2016 10:45:53 EST Favorite cold weather food or meal BESIDES soup? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63501128 What's your favorite cold weather food or meal BESIDES soup? <BR> <BR> Like Vegetarian Chili :) <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7fea0920-edf4-43ff-a685-10884f3a7668.jpeg"> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 19:39:34 EST Law student's broken heart captured by his Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63484511 Law student's broken heart is captured by his Fitbit app -- <BR> <BR> <link>aplus.com/a/man-records-heartbreak-o<BR>n-fitbit </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.698541 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>popherald.com/2016/01/21/a-fitbit-ca<BR>ptures-the-real-heartbreak-of-this-guy<BR>s.html </link> <BR> ========================================<BR>========== <BR> <BR> See what your Fitbit can pick up? <BR> ========================================<BR>========== <BR> <BR>... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:26:41 EST Results For Week 2 (1/18) BL Valentine's Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63470429 <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser Valentine's Day Challenge / Results For Week 2 (1/18) <BR> <BR> <BR> This Week's Biggest Loser Is... <BR> <em>205</em> VIETNOWGAL51 / Yvonne <em>8</em> <BR> Pounds Lost: 14.3 <BR> Percentage Lost: 4.65% <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> Team Totals <BR> Percentage Lost: 0.58% <BR> Pounds Los... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:54:21 EST What's your favorite kitchen / gadget tool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63461907 What's your favorite kitchen / gadget tool? <BR> <BR> What's an unusual one you'd love to have? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b65b4e8-b688-486b-8e79-b08d072f1080.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2a08d7c-9268-4010-9031-bc0afc413c8d.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db176e61-b716-4c2b-b5b6-e5ca35dcd039.jpg"> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:06:26 EST Remembering David Bowie Through 44 Years Of His... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63416011 Remembering David Bowie Through 44 Years Of His Music Videos -- <BR> <BR> <link>digg.com/2016/david-bowie-music-vide<BR>os-chronology </link> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:11:26 EST Pizza Waffles Are Real And... (video) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63415948 Pizza Waffles Are Real And The World Is A Beautiful Place Again -- <BR> <BR> <link>digg.com/video/pizza-waffles-video-r<BR>ecipe </link> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:04:00 EST Do you play online or computer games? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63413276 Do you play online or computer games? <BR> <BR> If so which ones? Wed, 13 Jan 2016 01:42:24 EST Results For Week 1 (1/11) BL Valentine's Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63412860 <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser Valentine's Day Challenge / Results For Week 1 (1/11/16) <BR> <BR> <BR> This Week's Biggest Loser Is... <BR> <em>205</em> CHELERY1 / Chel <em>242</em> <BR> Pounds Lost: 6 <BR> Percentage Lost: 2.18% <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> Team Totals <BR> Percentage Lost: 0.81% <BR> Pounds Lost: 5... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 23:42:58 EST Diet/Weight Loss/Food memes to brighten your day.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63407061 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4859fec3-a676-41d5-a8fa-93ef8ff409ae.jpg"> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:52:34 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63394551 Hi everyone! As I said, I'm new to the team, but not to SP. My weight reached it's all time high of 331 not too long ago and I know I can't put getting healthy off any longer. We all know the story of pain, inability to do things, major health issues, and probable depression. This isn't just unique to me which is one of the reasons I've joined this wonderful team. I believe that you all can understand what I'm going through and hopefully we can support one another. <BR> <BR> A litt... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 21:23:01 EST Do you like the sound of your voice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63387326 Do you like the sound of your voice when you hear it in a recording or video or when you hear yourself in your head? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Jan 2016 23:37:26 EST Humans have moved into a new geologic epoch... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63382081 <link>www.yahoo.com/digest/20160108/study-<BR>human-imprint-thrust-earth-new-geologi<BR>cal-epoch-10812967 </link> Sat, 9 Jan 2016 11:34:20 EST How To Change Your Eating Habits... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63382009 <link>flip.it/.W4ir </link> Sat, 9 Jan 2016 11:24:02 EST ...Telling Americans What To Eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63381997 <link>flip.it/zUVGe </link> Sat, 9 Jan 2016 11:22:57 EST Glad to find this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63353401 current weight 353 pounds <BR> drink too much booze <BR> stricken with arthritis <BR> Determined to have a downward spiral in weight this year, hopefully with support and ideas from this team. <BR> Feel free to check out my Sparkpage <BR> Cheers Wed, 6 Jan 2016 01:36:45 EST Are you a Star Wars fan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63332335 Are you a Star Wars fan? <BR> <BR> That's all I seem to see and hear about lately. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 20:14:03 EST Why are you losing weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63331076 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I seem to have the memory of a gold fish so I am taking the time to write down my reasons for losing weight. I plan to put them on an index card and look at them each day. I hope this helps me believe and stick to what I want to do. I thought I would share them with you. It is sort of a running list in no particular order. <BR> <BR> REASONS WHY I AM LOSING WEIGHT <BR> Reduce pain caused by being fat <BR> Move faster <BR> Be able to bend over and tie shoes without my ... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 18:03:51 EST NSV Goals for 2016? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63328575 I was just thinking about how the number of lbs I want to lose sometimes feels arbitrary (as much as I want to tack a number to my goals). I know that I decided on my Goal Weight based on the "healthy" weight range for a female of my height and thought about the weight I was when I felt happiest and most energetic. <BR> <BR> However, I also know that I tend to plateau and then get discouraged quickly. So I thought about what non-scale victories I was most looking forward to and I wonder if ... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 12:53:02 EST Trying to find the proper workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63323903 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to stop by and see if any of you ever tried the DDPYoga program and if so did you liked it and was it doable ? <BR> <BR> I've been trying to find the proper workout since I injured myself in 2014 and got diagnosed with full on severe osteoarthritis this year. And I can do some walk program but my PT has been suggesting something that would work on my flexibility and help build muscle as well and I heard about the program and well wonder if any of you ha... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 22:27:03 EST Do you think food is "sexy"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63314579 I've been hearing a lot lately about how different foods, drinks or meals are sexy. <BR> <BR> There's no denying that food can definitely be yummy but sexy? <BR> <BR> What do you think? Fri, 1 Jan 2016 21:28:49 EST A-Z Occupations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x63314528 Take turns going through the alphabet naming occupations (1 per post:). Fri, 1 Jan 2016 21:19:31 EST Lose 2,016 lbs. in 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63314417 <em>411</em> New Year, New You! <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> Let's see if we can lose 2,016 lbs. in 2016! <BR> <BR> <BR> You can post your losses however often you'd like. <BR> <BR> If you gain, DON'T post. (Don't add to the total.) <BR> <BR> <BR> We're just going to concentrate on our weight loss successes! <BR> <BR> <BR> Beginning Template: <BR> <BR> Old Number: 2016 <BR> Pounds Lost: <BR> New Number: <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> Remember: <BR> <BR> The previous poster's "New... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 20:59:37 EST Life Support -- Daily Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63310190 A LIFE THAT COUNTS <BR> <BR> They said he died! <BR> <BR> One morning in 1888, Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite, the man <BR> who had spent his life amassing a fortune from the manufacture <BR> and sale of weapons of destruction, awoke to read his own <BR> obituary. Of course, it was a mistake. Alfred's brother had died, <BR> and the reporter inadvertently wrote Alfred's obituary. <BR> <BR> For the first time, Alfred Nobel saw himself as the world saw <BR> him -- "the dynamite King," the... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 11:35:54 EST Weigh In / Valentine's Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63306357 <em>255</em> Valentine's Day Challenge <em>11</em> Weigh In <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Please use the template set up below for posting. <BR> (Copy, paste and fill in your info.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Weigh In (1/1/16): <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> Reminders: <BR> <BR> Weight can be to the "tenth". Example: 335.4 <BR> <BR> Do NOT edit your posts. This means do NOT go back to your "previous weigh in post" (the week before) ... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 22:28:23 EST Valentine's Day Challenge / Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63306340 <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>199</em> To Our Biggest Loser Valentine's Day Challenge! <em>199</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>290</em> Current Team Members: 25 <BR> <BR> .DUSTY. / Dusty <BR> 1MOM93 / Valerie <BR> ANNASGOALS / Anna <BR> ASHBUG1 / Lee <BR> BMGH85 / Beverly <BR> BRENDASPARKIN / Brenda <BR> CHELERY1 / Chel <BR> FATMANRI... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 22:26:24 EST Oprah made $70 million for WW Investment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63292540 Oprah made $70 million for Weight Watchers Investment <BR> <BR> So what do you all think of Oprah / Weight Watchers / Investment / Money made, etc.? <BR> <BR> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^<BR>^^^ <BR> <BR> Oprah's interview with Ellen <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=faxIBr4-JEU </link> <BR> <BR> In case you haven't seen her Weight Watchers commercial <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNU-pvyhQd4 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> You can find hundreds and hundreds of articles o... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:53:59 EST Joining the challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63291987 Been so long since I posted - hope I am doing this right. (if not sorry) Lost a little (tiny) bit of weight - hoping this will keep me active and accountable. <BR> <BR> From Ohio where the weather has been crazy good. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 22:47:49 EST Starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63289291 Just weighed in after my workout at the gym. My clothes had been getting tighter as of late, so I knew I had gained weight. 320 pounds after my shower. Wake up call time. <BR> <BR> Tregg Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:16:28 EST Another Reignited Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63288969 It seems like there are a lot of long-time SparkPeople who are returning here, just like. I've been off and on with SparkPeople (and half a dozen other programs) for 9 years. <BR> <BR> I have the classic problem of giving up as soon as I stop seeing a steady decrease in the numbers on my scale, but I really want to approach things differently. I am a single mother, work full time, part-time grad student. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting back into a routine and increasing my energy... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:17:16 EST Sign Ups For Our BL Valentine's Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63285085 <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Sign Up Here For Our Biggest Loser Valentine's Day Challenge! <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> New Year, New You! <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> Do you want there to be less of you to love by Valentine's Day? <BR> <BR> If so, then sign up here for our Biggest Loser Valentine's Day Challenge! <BR>... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 00:44:11 EST Info. & Rules For Our BL Valentine's Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63285052 <em>227</em> Please DO NOT post comments on this thread. <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>255</em> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Our "Starting Weigh In" will be Friday, January 1st. (Regular weigh ins will then start on Monday, 1/11.) <BR> <BR> Our challenge will run from Friday, January 1st. to Monday, February 15th. 6 weeks. <BR> ... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 00:30:00 EST Happy Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63279976 Hi everyone, <BR> Just wanted to stop by and wish everyone a wonderful Holiday season. I hope you all had a nice Christmas and I hope you'll have a great New Year's as well. <BR> <BR> I've been MIA a lot this past year but I still keep on pushing with my health and weight loss goals and I hope that your journey are going good as well. <BR> <BR> I wish you all a lot of health, love, happiness and success for the new year that is coming to us. <BR> <BR> Hope to be able to be more active ... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:14:40 EST Yes I did quit.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63279444 I have to admit this before I can go forward.. I knew what I was doing.. I was stubborn and I was up set and I thought I would be better off.. but truth be told I am done suffering .. its over I need to come back I don't know if anyone seen that new weight watchers commercial with Oprah is talking but I have to say she has had a lot of good points The part that gets me is that when you look in your mirror and you don't even recognize yourself anymore and that is exactly where I am right now I... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 10:22:08 EST Reclaiming My Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63273293 Hello all, I am back to SparkPeople after a very long time. I have been very large all my life, but recently find the weight has caught up with me. I feel as though my mobility is decreasing rapidly and I am having a great deal of trouble just getting around. I am ready to reclaim my life one step at a time. My long term goal is a loss of more than 400 pounds, but my short term goal over the next year is to lose 100. I started today with a healthy breakfast and I am putting one foot in front ... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 13:57:28 EST Final Results For Week 4 (12/21) Holiday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63263736 <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Holidays Challenge / Final Results For Week 4 (12/14 - 12/20) <BR> <BR> <BR> If you missed the Final Weigh In your previous weight (12/14) was used as your Ending Weight. <BR> <BR> <BR> Reminder that we are going by "Total Percentage Lost" not "Pounds Lost". <BR> <BR> <BR> Our Happy Holidays Challenge Winner Is... Fri, 25 Dec 2015 23:40:09 EST Are you returning any Christmas gifts this year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63263477 Are you returning any Christmas gifts this year? <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you shopping the after Christmas sales? If so, what kind of deals are you looking for? Fri, 25 Dec 2015 22:41:30 EST What's for Christmas dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63244249 I'm making Beef Wellington this year. With roasted potatoes, asparagus, and a salad. What's Christmas dinner (or Christmas Eve dinner, if that's when you feast) at your house? Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:40:02 EST Are you finished with all your Christmas shopping? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63240858 Are you finished with all your Christmas shopping? Only 3 days left! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31aa3645-a7b9-42c0-ba85-42af204a8aca.jpg"> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:46:49 EST Your favorite Christmas tradition as a child http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63227159 What was your favorite Christmas tradition as child? <BR> <BR> Did you continue it as an adult? Sat, 19 Dec 2015 23:43:10 EST The Biggest Loser Season 17 / Fan Talk (SPOILERS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63227112 "Temptation Nation" <BR> <BR> Season Premiere Monday January 4th. (9/8C) on NBC <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c64bc616-1c1c-4f2e-850a-dff13cd875e1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Biggest Loser Season 17 Sneak Peek (Video takes a bit to load) <BR> <link>http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser<BR>/video/the-biggest-loser-season-17-sne<BR>ak-peek/2952415 </link> <BR> <BR> Contestants <BR> <link>http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser<BR>/contestants/season-17 </link> <BR> <... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 23:31:23 EST Veggie Holiday Appetizer Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63218335 <em>426</em> when I was a kid, mom made party appetizers... including wrapping cream cheese around a small button mushroom, put on triscuit, drizzle soy sauce, sprinkle sesame seeds &amp; paprika.... <BR> <BR> I have been trying to think of other/healthy veggie party ideas... <BR> <BR> thought a Sparkpeople recipe for cucumber cups appetizer was a cute idea... I can't seem to get the link to work but basically, you cut acrosswise in 2 inch pieces, hollow the center, and put in a topping... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:46:19 EST Easiest / Hardest person to buy for at Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63214687 <em>24</em> Who is the hardest person to buy for at Christmas time? <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Who is the easiest person to buy for at Christmas time? Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:39:50 EST Secret Santa SparkGoodie Exchange. Sign Up Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63201282 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a9ecc3a-e183-44f2-986d-30ea00507bc3.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>19</em> <em>446</em> <em>38</em> <em>19</em> <em>446</em> <em>38</em> <em>19</em> <em>446</em> <em>38</em> <em>19</em> <em>446</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you'd like to participate in our Secret Santa SparkGoodie Exchange, sign up here. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>19</em> You will need to sign up by Monday, 12/21 / 8pm. California time. <BR> <BR> <em>19</... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 01:27:36 EST Results For Week 3 (12/14) Holiday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63201115 <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Holiday Challenge / Results For Week 3 (12/7 - 12/13) <BR> <BR> <BR> This Week's Happy Holiday Winner Is... <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> <em>242</em> SNEELY0610 / Sarah <BR> Pounds Lost: 7.6 <BR> Percentage Lost: 2.12% <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> Team Totals <BR> Percentage Lost: 0.77% <BR> Pounds L... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:16:19 EST Best Christmas gift received as a child? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63200934 <em>217</em> <em>144</em> <em>338</em> <em>226</em> <em>268</em> <em>19</em> <em>175</em> <em>292</em> <em>174</em> <BR> <BR> What was the BEST Christmas gift you ever received as a child? Tue, 15 Dec 2015 23:44:27 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63191984 Hey, everyone! My name is Halee. I'm 21 years old. I'm a returning Sparker. I have around 209lbs to lose. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:02:40 EST Captains needed for our Valentine's BL Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63186346 <em>26</em> <em>212</em> <em>255</em> <em>129</em> <em>247</em> <em>26</em> <em>212</em> <em>255</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>212</em> <em>255</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Team Captains needed for our Valentine's Day Biggest Loser Challenge. <BR> <BR> Hi Team! Ready for a New Year Challenge? <BR> <BR> I'm looking for Captains (2) to lead our next Biggest Loser Valentine's Day Challenge. <BR> <BR> Volunteers must have participated in one of our prior Biggest Loser Challenges. <BR... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 23:23:07 EST What's your favorite Christmas cookie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63185935 What's your favorite Christmas cookie? <BR> <BR> Do you make cookies for the holiday? Or for gifts? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd006529-9611-436f-9d3d-7e50edd0ff31.jpg"> Sun, 13 Dec 2015 22:14:46 EST OMG...Bacon Fried Mozarella Sticks (recipe) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63160776 Look what I came across at 3:45 am this morning! A whole new concept for Mozarella Sticks. Here is a link to the recipe and more wonderdul-looking photos: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8343ef0b-d758-4162-b6b4-d88315014c8a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.printfriendly.com/print?headerIm<BR>ageUrl=&amp;headerTagline=&amp;pfCusto<BR>mCSS=&amp;imageDisplayStyle=right&amp;<BR>disableClickToDel=0&amp;disablePDF=0&a<BR>mp;disablePrint=0&amp;disableEmail=0&a<BR>mp;hideImag... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 04:53:08 EST The Biggest Loser TV Show http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63156084 Is anyone a fan of the TV show The Biggest Loser? I am not a fan. I won't watch "reality TV" shows on principle. A friend sent me an article about this particular show and how they cut some major stuff from the show for dramatic effect - yeah, to alter reality. <BR> <BR> Anyway, it was eye opening and sad, especially at the end when the woman talked about the fan she met at the end. <BR> <BR> <link>www.cracked.com/personal-experiences<BR>-1338-5-details-they-cut-from-my-seaso<BR>n-the-big... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 11:00:10 EST What do you say "Bah! Humbug!" to? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63155498 Are there things that annoy you or make you cringe and want to shout "Bah! Humbug!" to this time of year? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73ffd97a-8ef2-4384-9875-aeb87adf6a4d.gif"> Wed, 9 Dec 2015 10:00:43 EST Results For Week 2 (12/7) Holiday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63153347 <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Holiday Challenge / Results For Week 2 (11/30-12/6) <BR> <BR> <BR> This Week's Happy Holiday Winner Is... <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> <em>242</em> MGSPARKLADY / Sara <BR> Pounds Lost: 6.6 <BR> Percentage Lost: 3.10% <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> Team Totals <BR> Percentage Lost: 0.17% <BR> Pounds Los... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 00:59:14 EST Will you be sending out Christmas cards this year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63146186 Will you be sending out Christmas cards this year? <BR> <BR> Do you love to receive them? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48d879da-5afb-4b2f-afcb-13c9826b29c6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Over 1.5 billion Christmas cards are expected to be sent out this year and around 500 million e-cards. <BR> Christmas cards account for around 60 percent of all holiday card sales each year. Tue, 8 Dec 2015 01:00:46 EST 12 Reasons Why You Should Eat Eggs... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63143107 <link>www.eatthis.com/what-happens-to-your<BR>-body-when-you-eat-eggs </link> Mon, 7 Dec 2015 15:49:11 EST In Memoriam ...Pearl Harbor Day...Dec 7, 1941 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63141779 <link>www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/12/pe<BR>arl_harbor_74th_anniversary.html </link> Mon, 7 Dec 2015 11:52:37 EST Daily Trivia Fun..impress and annoy your friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63134328 What town changed its name in 2005 to get free TV? -- <BR> <BR> * DIRECTV, Oklahoma <BR> * Comcast, Virginia <BR> * DISH, Texas <BR> * Verizon, Colorado <BR> <BR> Answer: DISH is a town in Denton County, Texas. This community was originally named Clark. In November 2005, the community accepted an offer to rename itself "DISH" (all capital letters) as part of a commercial agreement with a satellite television company. In exchange for renaming the town, all residents of the town have rec... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 11:39:15 EST Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63125041 Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7d90c54-7030-492a-a38f-7a78f9486e8d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Dec 2015 23:20:57 EST The Christmas Song List (extensive) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63115484 delete Thu, 3 Dec 2015 16:08:20 EST Happy December (2015) Birthdays To... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x63102832 <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>446</em> <em>19</em> <em>443</em> <em>236</em> <em>44</em> <em>410</em> <em>442</em> <em>244</em> <em>445</em> <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> Happy December (2015) Birthdays To... <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 7 <em>19</em> KITTY_M / Melissa <BR> <BR> 7 <em>408</em> NICKI984 / Nicki <BR> <BR> 9 <em>236</em> .DUSTY. / Dusty <BR> <BR> 11 <em>409</em> FUNISSA / Missy <BR> <BR> 22 <em>410</em> F... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 23:09:42 EST Results For Week 1 (11/30) Holiday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63102650 <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Holiday Challenge / Results For Week 1 (11/23-29) <BR> <BR> <BR> This Week's Happy Holiday Winner Is... <BR> <em>205</em> <em>242</em> MGSPARKLADY / Sara <BR> Pounds Lost: 7.4 <BR> Percentage Lost: 3.36% <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> Team Totals <BR> Percentage Lost (Those who weighed in): 0.39% <BR> Pounds... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 22:45:20 EST Pringles -scented candles give Christmas incense a http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63098616 <link>www.gaystarnews.com/article/pringles<BR>-scented-candles-give-christmas-incens<BR>e-a-whole-new-meaning/#gs.9362bxM </link> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 12:14:46 EST How do you cheer yourself up when the BLAHS hit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63095192 Do you get the occasional, "Diet, Winter, Holiday or any other BLAHs?" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1329bff5-a4fb-43be-af2b-2957e921830d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here are a few ideas you can try: <BR> <BR> 1. Celebrate the good stuff. Looking on the bright side might seem trivial, but shifting your mindset to positive thoughts can have a huge impact on your overall attitude and energy level. <BR> <BR> 2. Boost your energy. Stretch, jog in place, or climb some sta... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 01:00:28 EST Your favorite turkey sandwich combo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63074116 If you love leftover turkey sandwiches, what is your favorite combo? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b13e7569-462e-4f9c-830e-7408fef6e74e.jpg"> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:10:20 EST Shopping on Black Friday & Cyber Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63067828 Will you be out shopping on Black Friday? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6c703cf-52ef-4ee2-b0fe-06b28c810f66.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> How about shopping on Cyber Monday? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8efa5a8-4b58-4194-8658-02c7dd6e66d1.png"> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:53:23 EST What time will you be eating Thanksgiving dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63061637 What time will you be eating your Thanksgiving meal this year? <BR> <BR> Norman Rockwell / Freedom From Want (The Thanksgiving Picture) <BR> 3/6/1943 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73b0b0a8-6e07-4c69-b171-6c8a42425ca0.jpg"> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:27:23 EST Potatoes, Yams or Sweet Potatoes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63055844 Potatoes, Yams or Sweet Potatoes? <BR> <BR> If you could only choose one for Thanksgiving dinner which would it be? <BR> <BR> I know an impossible choice, LOL! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6afe693-153e-4e5d-b171-1d93b18e654e.JPG"> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:56:54 EST A Drama Free Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22210x63055800 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a809377-3ec5-4580-97e4-7b4aaab44bac.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> A Drama Free Thanksgiving...Stick To Your Plan! <em>52</em> Some Reminder Tips. <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> 1. Track and measure your food. That means all of it. <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> 2. Plan your meals. <BR> A continuation of tip #1, plan your meals and snacks in advance so you can enjoy your favorites and still stay on track. <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> 3. Look up calories before ... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:33:42 EST thanksgiving challange final weigh in results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5830x22210x63053701 <BR> congratulations to every one <BR> <BR> week 6 final weigh in results <BR> for week <BR> <BR> the biggest loser for the week 11/16 -11/23 <BR> <BR> biggest loser is I am princess 3.07 % loss 8.6 lbs lost <BR> <BR> <BR> 2nd biggest loser is sneely 1.52 % 2lb <BR> <BR> 3d biggest loser is annasgoals 1.20 % 4.4 <BR> <BR> 4th biggest loser is kittym .75 % 2.6 lbs <BR> <BR> 5th biggest loser is living dead girl .36 % 1lb loss <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> final resu... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:29:00 EST Hello! Old to SP, New to Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63052726 Hello, with 230lbs to lose. I lost my motivation a long time ago. I am doing my best to get it back! However, I need help! I was 370lbs last week but have a feeling that I gained another 5 lbs this week. I am a Born Again Christian and have started to reread the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, I am on Exodus now. I also listen to Christian music. These are the things that I am doing to help motivate me. I know there are many other ways as well and am open to them. <BR> <BR> I have type 2 ... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:03:54 EST Hello! Old to SP, New to Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63052714 Hello, with 230lbs to lose. I lost my motivation a long time ago. I am doing my best to get it back! However, I need help! I was 370lbs last week but have a feeling that I gained another 5 lbs this week. I am a Born Again Christian and have started to reread the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, I am on Exodus now. I also listen to Christian music. These are the things that I am doing to help motivate me. I know there are many other ways as well and am open to them. <BR> <BR> I have type 2 ... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:01:46 EST I Am Backkk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63052106 My name is "Bobbi" and I am 5'3 tall and I just turned #60 on 10/28th and that is why I need, <BR> to get a better life but I am still disabled but I am alive and doing my best to do what I, <BR> need to do for myself....me time is the key word....I am a type 2 diabetic and that changes, <BR> a lot of things I have to do and this is the time to do it with Help of Sparkfriends. <BR> I am married to my awesome hubby of 21 yrs. and he helps me a lot since I cannot do, <BR> a lot for myself just ... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:10:12 EST Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63051736 I am not sure if I am doing this right but I would like to post my weight as part is the challenge. I am 300Lbs and I need to loose 40 by Jan.24. I went to see a Dr. to see about getting knee replacements but the insurance wont pay unless I loose weight and see if my knees continue to be painful. Now if I walk as my exercise I can't walk after the second day. Catch 22. So I will have to try different ways to exercise and diet to reach my goals. <BR> <BR> Mike Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:12:47 EST Savory/Sweet Stuffing Dressing for Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63048373 What kind of stuffing/dressing do you like best for your Thanksgiving Turkey and/or meal? <BR> <BR> Savory <BR> Sweet <BR> Combination <BR> <BR> What do you personally call it...Stuffing or Dressing? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a9452acf-760b-4211-8f10-0dbfaa6a308b.jpg"> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:57:42 EST I'm back :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x63047723 It's been a while, but I was once around here pretty often. Actually, with plenty of support from the team and fun challenges to bust through, I lost 100lbs before I gave up on myself. It's been about a year and a half, and I've since gained 25 pounds back, thanks to some meds that cause some hefty weight gain, and just some bad choices on my part. I restarted my healthy lifestyle about 2 weeks ago and am happy to report I've lost 12 pounds again, so just 13 more pounds to go and I'm back to ... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:00:36 EST Exercise Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63044231 Hi Everyone. I am having a strange thing happen and wanted to know if anyone else is. When I exercise I get what feels like connective tissue pain. It affects EVERY part of my body and it doesn't matter the type of exercise. I've tried walking, recumbant biking, swimming, yoga, dance. Everyday movement does not cause this type of pain, but exercise does. I'm a bit baffled. I brought it up to my doctor but didn't get any kind of response. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:01:19 EST What are your top 5 Must Haves for Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63041054 What are your top 5 Must Haves for Thanksgiving BESIDES Turkey? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/693954da-1a01-4e78-86d1-77c9480cfaf3.png"> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:48:39 EST Weigh In / Happy Holidays Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63038580 <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Weigh In / Happy Holidays Challenge <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Please use the template set up below for posting. <BR> (Copy, paste and fill in your info.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Weight (11/23): <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> Misc. Info: <BR> Weigh Ins are on Mon... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 17:43:44 EST Happy Holidays Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63038543 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29c8a411-557d-444b-b5cc-b473fda89e14.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>118</em> <BR> <BR> We have 40 days until New Year’s Eve! <BR> <BR> We all struggle over the Holiday Season. It seems like everywhere you turn there are baked goods, candy, decadent meals, festive cocktails, holiday get togethe... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 17:36:25 EST The next B.B. King? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63036403 This kid plays blues, man! He plays with such passion...and I like that he's playing in his tiger pajamas. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/NoticiasMVS/videos/<BR>1033515886689019/ </link> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:50:41 EST A unique school answering machine message... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63030354 <link>www.facebook.com/FunniestEverVideos/<BR>videos/778777315529819/ </link> Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:37:32 EST The Starbucks red cup controversy- a redneck POV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63030274 <link>www.facebook.com/OfficialEdBassmaste<BR>r/videos/10153676808279707/ </link> Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:25:09 EST Would you drink Peeps-flavored milk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x63024386 <link>www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/03<BR>/05/peeps-flavored-milk/24424447/ </link> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:21:31 EST biggest loser thanksgiving challange for week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5829x22210x63003664 results for week 5 of thanksgiving challenge <BR> <BR> <BR> biggest loser is scarlet heather 5 lbs loss 1.92 % <BR> <BR> <BR> 2nd is sneely 5.6 lbs loss 1.55 % <BR> <BR> <BR> 3d place vietnowgal 1.6 lbs .54 % <BR> <BR> 4th place ashbug 1 lb .33 % <BR> <BR> 5th place stephybear 1 lb .32 % <BR> <BR> <BR> we had 7 losses <BR> 5 gains <BR> 2 stayed same <BR> <BR> and that was all the weigh ins for this week <BR> <BR> congrats scarlet heather <BR> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:28:01 EST Old Sparker with new motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22210x62998443 Hi everyone! I'm new to the team, but I've been on SparkPeople for a long time. I kept letting bad days turn into weeks and months. Then, I'd reset my SparkPeople goal over and over until I gave up for another few months. But, this time, I'm committed to tracking my calories no matter what. That's the main thing. Perfect is the enemy of good and I've been using my inability to be perfect as an excuse not to be good. No more of that. If I eat a bazillion calories, provided I survive it, it wil... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:33:37 EST Do you use an electric blanket or throw? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18231x22210x62953492 Do you use an electric blanket or throw on your bed now that the weather has turned cold? <BR> <BR> How about a heated throw when you're reading or watching TV? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f7df53c2-b210-4803-a4f3-aa637f526c6f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:55:43 EST