SparkPeople Team 300 lbs.Plus Team Messageboard 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 Greetings! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Amanda, and I am here to find some support to lose the 200 lbs that I need to lose. I am currently sharing this journey with my cousin-in-law, and we have started with Intermittent fasting. <BR> <BR> I have done all the diets, and all the crazy junk out there and nothing has ever worked. However, since starting IF I have found that I have dropped 12 lbs. <BR> <BR> My start weight is 377 lbs, I currently am at 365 and my goal weight is 165 to just be realis... Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:06:08 EST Minigoals Do any of you have mini goals.Mine is to lose 14 pounds by Halloween. I started on 9/11.Also I will drink 8 glasses of water everyday. Let me know if you have any?And... how you are doing. Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:37:09 EST Weigh in I just started at 246.2 on Friday 9/11.I hope I can do this.How often should I be weighing myself?? I get compulsive with the scale. <BR> Mon, 14 Sep 2020 14:58:00 EST Just started It's only been 4 days and I'm alreadywhining.How do you guys keep motivated? What kind of exercises do you do??What kind of diet do you follow? Mon, 14 Sep 2020 14:50:37 EST Back after a long break Hi team! I've been off SP for a long time, but I'm back. Thanks for still being here! Fri, 4 Sep 2020 17:29:44 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 1 Aug 2020 12:16:39 EST Book Club: 100 Days of Weight Loss Welcome to our discussion about Linda Spangle's book, 100 Days of Weight Loss! <BR> <BR> Whether it's your first time reading this book or your tenth time, all readers are welcome. There is very little method to our madness here... Just post your thoughts about whatever day you're on. Our purpose here is to support one another on our process through the book, no matter where we are in that process. <BR> <BR> Some lessons in this book are really easy, and you'll be able to knock them out d... Sun, 5 Jul 2020 12:49:46 EST What are your 4th. of July plans? <em>283</em> <em>297</em> <em>652</em> <em>491</em> <em>232</em> <em>191</em> <em>300</em> <em>195</em> <em>652</em> <em>283</em> <em>491</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's that time of year again and it's coming up fast. <BR> <BR> Do you have any plans for the 4th. of July? <BR> <BR> Do you have a meal plan set up? <BR> <BR> Will you be going somewhere to watch the fireworks? <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 2 Jul 2020 14:04:04 EST Healthy Carbs Hi -I've been religiously tracking my carbs for 3 weeks, and am having a really hard time meeting my daily goals for carbs. I am always quite short. I eat primarily veggies and am gluten-free. What are some good healthy carbs to add to my day, I usually end up with a deficient of around 90-120. I'm just looking for some good easy alternatives, and I do eat rice quite a bit. Thank you! Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:01:10 EST Kim's Weigh-In Hi there! I'm Kim. I'm starting the awfulness that is 2020 over today and thought I'd join your weekly weigh-ins because I need a place to be accountable. I hope that's okay! I'm not really part of any challenges on this team (yet). I think there used to be a 5% challenge here that I was part of, but that was probably a couple of years ago now. <BR> <BR> 2020 Week 25 <BR> Weigh In: 353.2 <BR> Previous Weigh-In: <BR> Change: <BR> YTD Change: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 12:04:24 EST Hi:) Hi, I'm new to the team, been bike riding and walking lately, getting my diet tightened up is the hardest part for me. I'm really enjoying the nutrition tracker, and I notice it's making a difference. I'm looking forward to being part of an active group and getting some tips and tricks for how to maintain my motivation. Thanks! Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:22:19 EST How have you been getting your groceries? How is everyone getting their food / groceries lately? <BR> There are so many ways and options. Also depending on where you live. <BR> <BR> Some examples: <BR> Instacart <BR> Curbside pickup <BR> Grocery delivery to your home <BR> Uber Eats <BR> Drive through order online <BR> Subscription service <BR> Amazon <BR> Boxed <BR> Restaurant delivery <BR> Go inside the store and just shop <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 7 Jun 2020 19:21:55 EST new girl I am a married 48 year old special education teacher and mom to a teenage girl. I have a dog and three cats. I really struggling during this pandemic and have put on a ton of weight since it started. I hate being trapped in the house. I walk everyday with my dog. I try to do 2 miles with him. I hope that I can get myself healthy. Being so heavy is causing a great deal of pain in my knees and lower back so the walking is excruciating, but I don't want to let my dog!! Tue, 12 May 2020 14:44:26 EST Hello I am Gini. I am from Cobourg,Ont. Canada. <BR> I am a long time Sparker and have never gotten very much done. With this team, I am hoping to get support and mmet new friends who have the same issues as me. <BR> I weighed 270 at last weighin. I would like to lose 110 lbs. <BR> I am quiet quiet and am afraid to join new challenges on a large scale. Right now I am on the 5% challenge and am bewildered and lost. Hope that here things will be more personal and quiet. Tue, 5 May 2020 04:55:01 EST Hello, I'm Erica! Hello everyone! My name is Erica! I am new to spark people but I started my weight loss journey in 2017. Since then I had 2 more babies and my weight had stated to bounce around some. Being home form work, I haven't been as active as I would be at work and I started gaining some weight back. I am looking forward to having a community of support to keep me motivated and moving in the right direction! Fri, 17 Apr 2020 12:28:30 EST ~°~°~ Happy Easter! ~°~°~ <em>452</em> <em>172</em> <em>449</em> <em>145</em> <em>450</em> <em>87</em> <em>210</em> <em>453</em> <em>145</em> <BR> <BR> <em>87</em> Happy Easter All! <em>88</em> <BR> <BR> <em>453</em> <em>449</em> <em>291</em> <em>448</em> <em>145</em> <em>452</em> <em>450</em> <em>172</em> <em>434</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Apr 2020 16:34:17 EST Vent about the Coronavirus Vent about the Coronavirus here if you'd like. <BR> <BR> <BR> How's everyone doing so far? <BR> <BR> I'm doing ok. When I first wake up I think about what I want to do for the day and then I remember about it. My mood seems to go up and down a few times a day. <BR> <em>198</em> <em>334</em> <BR> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:35:01 EST 2020 Goal to take of 100 lbs. by December 31, 2020 Happy Monday ~ If this is your goal for this year come join me and others to support and encourage each other. <BR> <BR> I started this in the wrong subtopic, does anyone know how to delete the old one or move it to the proper group? Mon, 6 Jan 2020 09:34:05 EST 2020 Goal to take of 100 lbs. by December 31, 2020 If this resonates with you come join me, we can support and encourage each other. <BR> <BR> The reason I use take of or get rid of instead of loose is since I never want to find it or the weight to find me lol Wed, 1 Jan 2020 17:21:23 EST Anyone have a YouTube channel? Does anyone here have a YouTube channel? <BR> <BR> If so feel free to link it here. <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite YouTuber? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jan 2020 15:23:58 EST Happy New Year! <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jan 2020 15:06:56 EST 100 MORE Days of Weight Loss, 2020! <em>229</em> <em>229</em> <em>229</em> <BR> Just wanted to start a new thread for our 2020 adventure through Linda Spangle's book, 100 More Days of Weight Loss! A lot of us are from the thread "Club 52" but anyone is welcome to join in! <BR> <BR> (You're also welcome to join us on the Club 52 thread: we're a "team within a team." We post weekly weigh-ins and general chit-chat. We're very close and very supportive!) <BR> <BR> This thread is COMPLETELY at your own pace. (Recommend ... Fri, 27 Dec 2019 19:13:06 EST Hello from Chicago (Chatham) <em>381</em> I was a team member about ten years ago and life happened. I'm back at age 55 and determined to commit to a healthy lifestyle and be part of a community that's doing the same. I live on the South side in the Chatham neighborhood and would love a workout / eating buddy in addition to the online support. My goal is 185 pounds so that's 123 pounds that I need to lose. I appreciate your support and offer my encouragement to you. <img src=" Sun, 22 Dec 2019 11:30:17 EST Do you dress your pets up in holiday outfits? <em>241</em> Do you dress your pets up in holiday outfits? <BR> <BR> <em>338</em> Do you give your pets Christmas presents? <em>53</em> <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> Do they have their own Christmas stocking? Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:10:18 EST How many words can be made out of PumpkinPatch 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 <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 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! 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 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 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 ... 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! 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 :-/ 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 ....... 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 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 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!! 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 :-) 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 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? 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 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 <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 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 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) 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=""> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 6 Jun 2018 11:01:12 EST New (ish) here 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. 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! I’m trying something called 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 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 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 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! Have Girl Scout Cookies gone on sale in your area yet? <BR> <BR> If so are you resisting? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 1 Feb 2018 01:11:15 EST Setting small goals 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? 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 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=""> <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 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 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! It's that time of year again.........Black Friday! <BR> <BR> Will you be shopping the deals? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:04:29 EST Do you reward yourself? 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 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 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? 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 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? <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 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? <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 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? <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 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 <img src=""> <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! 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! 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 :) 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? <em>574</em> Do you call it Fall or Autumn? <em>465</em> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 16:42:25 EST Fall / Autumn ABCs 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..... 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... 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 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! 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=""> <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Sep 2017 16:23:11 EST Here I go again 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 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 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 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? Post a photo if you'd like. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 6 Aug 2017 14:11:06 EST What comes easier to you, dieting or exercising? <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 How often do you shop your local Farmer's Market(s)? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 2 Aug 2017 12:32:22 EST What to buy and eat in August Yes I'm still a Martha Stewart fan! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link><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 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? <img src=""> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 18:37:56 EST Toilet Paper Roll / Under or Over? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Or this? HaHa! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 15:10:49 EST August Challenge!!! (2017) <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! 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 Crushed vs. Cubed Ice......Which do you like best in your summer (or anytime) drinks? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Jul 2017 19:07:03 EST Where to start 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) 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? 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!!! 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!!! 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 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 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 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 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? <img src=""> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:18:50 EST It's Mayonnaise vs. Miracle Whip! 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=""> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:57:52 EST Help! Get me motivated! 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 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! 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? If you love them what's your favorite recipe? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:08:20 EST Hello everyone! 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 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> // 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 What are your 5 must haves for Easter brunch or dinner? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:50:07 EST What's your favorite Easter tradition(s)? 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 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 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! 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 <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=""> <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 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! 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 <img src=""> <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! 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? 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 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.... 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! 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 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! 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! 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 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 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? 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 <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 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? 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! 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! 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 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. 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! 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 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? 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! 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? 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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? 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? 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! 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 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 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? 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=""> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:01:42 EST Black Friday ... a Do or a Don't? <img src=""> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:57:06 EST What time do you eat your Thanksgiving meal? <img src=""> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 04:49:34 EST What are your 5 must haves for Thanksgiving? <img src=""> <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 <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? <em>427</em> Stuffing or Dressing for Thanksgiving? What do you call it and what's your traditional recipe? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 03:21:19 EST Cranberries / Whole or Jellied? 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=""> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:10:17 EST New again 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? <em>465</em> What are your favorite things about Fall/Autumn? <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:15:30 EST Medical weight management programs 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? 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? Which do you prefer? Or other? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> Sun, 6 Nov 2016 19:20:23 EST Time to "Fall Back"! Daylight Saving Time Ends <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? <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? 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? 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? <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 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! 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 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 <img src=""> <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 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* 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 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 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? 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 <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! 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 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 Hello...trying to learn how to use the site! Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:24:13 EST Hi 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 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 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 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 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 :) 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!! 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 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 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.... 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=""> <BR> ... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 12:07:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 30 May 2016 19:35:03 EST Dieting Failure: The Real Reason It Is So... Dieting Failure: The Real Reason It Is So Hard to Keep Weight Off Once Lost <BR> <BR> <link><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 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 :) 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! 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! 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???? 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! 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........? 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 <link><BR>e-young-2/?<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) 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? What are your favorite healthy habits? :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:44:59 EST Just joined 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.. 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 -- 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 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.... 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 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! <em>137</em> St. Patrick's/Irish music -: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </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 <link><BR>1543516199276321/ </link> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:20:13 EST Numbers = Head games 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 <link> </link> Wed, 9 Mar 2016 19:30:44 EST Awesome New Uses For Paper Towels -- <link> </link> Mon, 7 Mar 2016 10:42:29 EST Quilled Paper Heart In 2016, the US Postal Service issues another stamp in its popular Love series, Quilled Paper Heart. <img src=""> 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? 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 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 ^_^ 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!! 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! *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 <em>524</em> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:05:14 EST 9 week challenge to lose 5% body weight 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 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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> Here they are! <em>477</em> <em>297</em> <BR> <BR> 2016 / Super Bowl 50 Commercials <BR> <link> </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 <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? <img src=""> <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> </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... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:28:11 EST Are you close to leaving the 300's? 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 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 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.... <link><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 <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 <img src=""> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:07:00 EST The strange life of Q-tips, the most bizarre thing The strange life of Q-tips, the most bizarre thing people buy -- <BR> <BR> <link><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? What's your favorite cold weather food or meal BESIDES soup? <BR> <BR> Like Vegetarian Chili :) <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 19:39:34 EST Law student's broken heart captured by his Fitbit Law student's broken heart is captured by his Fitbit app -- <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n-fitbit </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link><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 <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? What's your favorite kitchen / gadget tool? <BR> <BR> What's an unusual one you'd love to have? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:06:26 EST Remembering David Bowie Through 44 Years Of His... Remembering David Bowie Through 44 Years Of His Music Videos -- <BR> <BR> <link><BR>os-chronology </link> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:11:26 EST Pizza Waffles Are Real And... (video) Pizza Waffles Are Real And The World Is A Beautiful Place Again -- <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ecipe </link> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:04:00 EST Do you play online or computer games? 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 <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.. <img src=""> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:52:34 EST New to the team 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? 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... <link><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... <link> </link> Sat, 9 Jan 2016 11:24:02 EST ...Telling Americans What To Eat <link> </link> Sat, 9 Jan 2016 11:22:57 EST Glad to find this team 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? 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? 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? 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 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"? 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 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 <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 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 <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 <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 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> </link> <BR> <BR> In case you haven't seen her Weight Watchers commercial <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> You can find hundreds and hundreds of articles o... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:53:59 EST Joining the challenge 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 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 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 <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 <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 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.... 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 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 <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? 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? 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? Are you finished with all your Christmas shopping? Only 3 days left! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:46:49 EST Your favorite Christmas tradition as a child 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) "Temptation Nation" <BR> <BR> Season Premiere Monday January 4th. (9/8C) on NBC <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The Biggest Loser Season 17 Sneak Peek (Video takes a bit to load) <BR> <link><BR>/video/the-biggest-loser-season-17-sne<BR>ak-peek/2952415 </link> <BR> <BR> Contestants <BR> <link><BR>/contestants/season-17 </link> <BR> <... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 23:31:23 EST Veggie Holiday Appetizer Ideas? <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 <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! <img src=""> <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 <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? <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! 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 <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? What's your favorite Christmas cookie? <BR> <BR> Do you make cookies for the holiday? Or for gifts? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 13 Dec 2015 22:14:46 EST OMG...Bacon Fried Mozarella Sticks (recipe) 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=""> <BR> <BR> <link><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 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><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? 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=""> Wed, 9 Dec 2015 10:00:43 EST Results For Week 2 (12/7) Holiday Challenge <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? Will you be sending out Christmas cards this year? <BR> <BR> Do you love to receive them? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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... <link><BR>-body-when-you-eat-eggs </link> Mon, 7 Dec 2015 15:49:11 EST In Memoriam ...Pearl Harbor Day...Dec 7, 1941 <link><BR>arl_harbor_74th_anniversary.html </link> Mon, 7 Dec 2015 11:52:37 EST Daily Trivia Fun..impress and annoy your friends! 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? Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Dec 2015 23:20:57 EST The Christmas Song List (extensive) delete Thu, 3 Dec 2015 16:08:20 EST Happy December (2015) Birthdays To... <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 <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 <link><BR>-scented-candles-give-christmas-incens<BR>e-a-whole-new-meaning/#gs.9362bxM </link> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 12:14:46 EST