SparkPeople Myspace Members Team Messageboard People of myspace unite to lose weight and chat! SparkPeople Myspace Members Team Messageboard LOOKING FOR 3 SERIOUS WOMAN TO GET TO GOAL!! If your serious about losing your weight and you won't give up on me or yourself then I'll help you if you help me. I think if I have to check in with someone daily I know I'll succeed. I've done weight watchers in the past and unfortunately let myself gain in all back. I don't want to sign up for WW again though if I can have the same motivation from the convenience of my computer and iphone and a good friend. I figure a circle of 4 of will work great. So I'm 1 and my hand is extended ... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:38:17 EST reading when i am not myspacing reading "Right Now" by Jackie Mcmahon Mon, 2 Feb 2015 19:00:04 EST Hello from Iceland Hello everyone. I signed up with Sparkpeople 4 years ago, and started off very well. Got side tracked, went through a lot of things, working on business endeavors, but I am back and in full force. Have to redo my profile big time. Hope to connect with everyone here. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:32:07 EST female 42 needs to be more motivated I work full-time and by the time I get home I'm tired and don't feel like doing anything else. I cook dinner and wash dishes and then watch tv. I'm stuck in a rutt that I created myself and I don't know how to get out of it. I need more energy to get things done. Any suggestions? Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:11:58 EST Hi Im new and add me as a buddy also on myspace add me.Im Michaela,plz call me Kayla.ADD ME ON MYSPACE ALSO my email is im new soo hiyaaaa!! <em>236</em> <em>129</em> Wed, 2 May 2012 23:48:15 EST Newbie here IdoraLiz from Ohio Hi! I am new to Spark People and started a week ago. I am from Ohio and I'm 65 and retired and in poor health. <BR> Hope this time I can really get healthier and lose the weight. Have to lose alot! This site seems like what all others have been missing! Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:11:16 EST Helo HI everyone 'm Cheri62. I'm obesse, and have helth problems physcally and mentally, I'm looking for support to get my exersies done and feel better aout myself. I'm also looking for a healthy diet plan, that has to be low chlosrtal and salt free, <BR> <BR> Thanks Fri, 17 Feb 2012 07:30:17 EST New Hi all Fri, 3 Feb 2012 09:53:42 EST Help Hey, I'm new to this and I need motivation to stick to it. Would love to hear from u all Fri, 3 Feb 2012 06:34:56 EST Overweight and broken Hi I don't like diets but after a few years of being unsuccessful of putting off my weight and due to Health issues it is time to put alot of this weight off. I've gained 30 lbs since 2005 so now i'm at a whopping 262lbs and 5"4. I turned 50 last August and I want to change my habits. I've injured the heel of my left foot over exurting myself last Oct for a 5K walk and now I'm in constant pain and under medical care. What type of excercise can I do to help put off some calories? Your suggest... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:04:42 EST HI I am Karen! My name is Karen and I used to be quite active, however, I have been unsuccessful in maintaining my good habits and would like to regain the ability to be consistent and achieve my weight loss goals. My hope is that this program will help me to achieve these goals. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:32:41 EST Starting - Again Hi! I'm StellaDi! =D. I set up my site a couple years ago & am just now getting started. I have been doing MANY things to improve my life, except tackle the weight. I weigh over 200 lbs & want to weigh 150 lbs. Using the food tracker I found out a cup of "Christmas Cheer" (egg nog) is 400 cal!!! O_O. That was an eyeopener! Thanks for listening. Happy New Year! Wed, 4 Jan 2012 08:19:29 EST Starting - Again Hi! I'm StellaDi! =D. I set up my site a couple years ago & am just now getting started. I have been doing MANY things to improve my life, except tackle the weight. I weigh over 200 lbs & want to weigh 150 lbs. Using the food tracker I found out a cup of "Christmas Cheer" (egg nog) is 400 cal!!! O_O. That was an eyeopener! Thanks for listening. Happy New Year! Wed, 4 Jan 2012 08:19:24 EST Introduction Hello everyone, <BR> This is my first message on Sparkspeople. I have never really utilized my sparks page and I joined it last year. I am hoping to reach my weight goal in the next 12 months and meet some encouraging people along the way. My weight is affecting my health both physically and emotionally and no diet that I try seems to work for my lifestyle. I am married with 3 children, 2 of which are adults now. Fri, 2 Dec 2011 01:42:43 EST I love thanksgiving! Boy, do I love Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> I tried to stick to my diet plan,but everywhere I went temptation was there. I even reverted to talking to myself "stay strong you can do this." My will came crashing down like a stack of cards when my aunt brought out that sweet,sweet, German Chocolate Cake...sad to say, but it started a four day eating frenzy, inwhich made my belly stick out like I swallowed the whole turkey. <BR> <BR> If anyone knows of something to rid of this belly or any advic... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 12:28:10 EST New to team Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Wendy and I am not new to Spark. I have had 2 other pages, but lost my way and deactivated them. The hardest on my weight was when my daddy was in the hospital before he died last year. That took a toll on me medically, emotionally, and physically. i know he is in a better place now and not in anymore pain. <BR> <BR> I am getting married to my very best friend in ust over 8 months. I hope to be near my goal weight by then. I have a 13 year old son that thi... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 05:15:20 EST New Member I am embarking on a new challenge- to lose weight and get healthy. I am married and over 40 with a full time job and a stressful one at that I am trying to change my lifestyle to get of high blood pressure pills and high cholesterol meds. Wish me luck. Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:50:03 EST Howdy From the OC! Recently Diagnosed with Diabetes.. Overweight & lazy... Doing a change in everything.. wish me luck! Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:13:03 EST redlady 61 My name is Redlady I am 188 pounds 5"1 . and I'm ready to get healthy and to live longer . For myself and my grandson. I want to see him grow into a man. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:00:15 EST FULLY COMMITTED TO SPARK !!!! I am completely committed to spark and looking forward to achieve all my goals within the set period. Hope to associate with members with substance.. Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:59:18 EST Hi I have been MIA for a long time from SP! I need help getting back on track! I need to get myself motivated to take off this weight once and for all! Sat, 14 May 2011 22:41:59 EST I'm back!!! Hello, I joined the site sometime ago but with kids and everything else life piles on, I have not been consisted. Since there are simple not enough hours in a day, I find it hard to joggle. I have tried "quick fix" diets such as "the three day diet" "the grapefruit diet" "the special K diet" but nothing has worked (partly because I always seem to cheat). I am 28, about 5'6" and weigh 172.8 lbs (as of this morning). Based on my doctor and gym staff, I am overweight. I should be between 140... Fri, 13 May 2011 19:08:00 EST Hi myspace Team! <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> - I like to visit and huddle with the team, and post messages too! <BR> Tue, 10 May 2011 11:35:23 EST New Living My name is Tommy. Started my life transformation a year ago. Laid down all my bad habits. That include smoking have remained smoke free. Began cutting out foods that were causing me problems. Learned what all my triggers are, what I can and can't eat, shared with others about my emotional eating. Completed c25k training program. Started running 5ks, Jumped to 10ks. And 1 month ago completed my 1st Half Marathon. June 4 running another. Running/walking has given me a new perspective on life. I... Sun, 8 May 2011 10:18:26 EST Hello Everyone! Hello, <BR> My name is Sara. I am from Elyria, Ohio. I am married to a wonderful man who is in the Army. We have four cats that are spoiled and we love them so much. I have struggled with my weight ever since high school. I usually gain weight and loose it, but then gain it all back. I am working towards a better lifestyle and a healthier life. My husband and I would like to have kdis one day and our working towards those goals as well. I am a home health aide with Easter Seals and I lvoe my... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:16:44 EST What's up Hi, kind of shy so this will be short. I am recently a nonsmoker and would like to keep making better and healthy changes in my life. I look forward to the journey and hearing from any one with helpful tips or encouragement. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:08:55 EST wanting to find great friends wit healthy goals!! I started my weight loss journey on feb.7th and as of today I am 27 pounds down!!! I'm looking for friends to help motivate me and hopefully make it a long term friendship. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 19:56:01 EST Hello! Hello 27 year old african american female, trying to loose 30-35lbs before the summer. Thu, 7 Apr 2011 14:44:02 EST Hi guys its Sarah here I just wanted to let everyone no that am back on SP and here to stay. I'm asking to have people add me and help support me as I will do the same. Feel free to message me or add me on if you have one. You can look me up by Sarah Scuturio or by my ever is easier. <BR> Thanks <BR> Sarah Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:26:34 EST Hello Hi everyone I am Walt from Georgia Mon, 14 Mar 2011 21:30:28 EST hi im shortie im new here Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:15:27 EST Mike "hoping" I LIVE IN PLYMOUTH UK. I AM NOT IN VERY GOOD HEALTH AS I HAVE A LIVER DISEASE MY AIM IS TO EAT A HIGH PROTIEN DIET SO I CAN GET A FEW MORE YEARS WITH MY GRANDCHILDREN. Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:00:16 EST Carol Hi, I'm Carol from NE Oh. I'm a 70 yrs old married woman, mom & gmom to 4. Ovwer the past 7 years I have lost 60 lbs and am now at a plateau. I think my scale sometimes gets broke. Help. I have to admit this past couple of month have been kind of lousy. Also, I COPD with Emphysema and A fib. Other than that I am not too bad. Just wanted to say hi and see how everyone else lis doing. <BR> <BR> Carol Fri, 4 Mar 2011 11:57:45 EST keren hi, i am new to this website! and am in need of friends to help me get through this! Thu, 3 Mar 2011 17:21:53 EST hello My name is Veronica and I am 30 yrs. old and a mother of 4. I am also a stay at home mom which has alot to do with my weight gain. I am here to look for support from people in my same position and also here to give my support as well. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 13:44:36 EST hi i am seeking for a practically possible wait loss program please suggest me Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:47:02 EST IM BACK!!! (: hello all my name is trina, and im gonna try to make a long story short here (: i originally joined sparkpeople back in 2009 and that year i did lose 80 lbs!! YAY right? well the story continues... slowly but surely (and somehow i didnt seem to notice) i gained it all back PLUS some!! NIGHTMARE wouldnt you agree? well the truth is i was in denial, i didnt put myself first, i had selective memory and FORGOT that i am worth it....flash forward to 2011 i am 265lbs and IM BACK finally! i am ready... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:16:30 EST heyy im usually a yoyo dieter i usually diet then pig out and this seems to be good so far ive exercised a lot and eaten right foods :D Mon, 17 Jan 2011 13:12:05 EST Hi Everyone :D I've been trying to go it alone for two years, and though i've had some success, my confidence and resolve was waning. I'm excited to be here though! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:23:55 EST New to site Hey!!! I am going to be eating myself to better health this year. I am 50 soon to be 51 (1-23) and gotta get my sugars in check and all the other bad stuff fixed....I love to walk but its so cold here in the am and dark in the pm - Any tips for me? Thu, 6 Jan 2011 15:57:01 EST About Me...Introducing Coralie Darsey-Malloy A friend of mine introduced me to this site earlier today and I am thrilled with it! I am at an age when many are considering retiring but my life and business partner and I (David Malloy) love what we do and never plan to do that. We have a personal development company called Fresh Beginnings ( and I write professionally. How we generate our livelihood is far too rewarding to ever quit. <BR> <BR> I have also written a book about my healing journey called I've Been... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 22:02:24 EST Step 1 Admitting u have a problem is the number 1 step to recovery. I have a weight problem and I need help. I am so uncomfortable in my own skin. It is time for a change. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 23:11:05 EST New to the group Hi Iam a 41 year old lady, living in S.C.,USA Looking to get healthy. Ginny Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:29:24 EST weight loss-motovation Hello I am 46 yrs old an have a hard time staying on task .How can I loose weight if I am depressed an get no home support.I got hurt at work an have a hard time everyone tells me you can't do this an that how do I stay motivated enough to loose the weight I need to loose. Please help me Mon, 6 Dec 2010 15:59:14 EST New to SP Just popping in to say, Hello! Sun, 5 Dec 2010 19:20:22 EST Hiya, Sparkers!! Hello there - Just really getting started using the SparkPeople page, and so far I LOVE it! I was using for over a year to track my food, but SparkPeople has so many more features, and I love the interaction between members. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a healthy day! <BR> <BR> Kamie Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:55:59 EST First Time To Post... Hello: <BR> <BR> Over the last several months I have tracked my food & fitness, and read some of the articiles on Sparke. I have never had the time to send an email. I'll tell you a little about me: <BR> <BR> 8 years ago, I weighed 385 pounds, had a surgical stomach bi-pass. I thought that this gave me a license to eat anything I wanted and anytime I wanted. WRONG! I gain all 150 pounds that I had loss and stretched my little stomach so the surgery was no more effectly. After eating h... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 00:03:56 EST Hello....I'm insane for insanity... I am going to work hard to achieve the health, body, and strength that I desire and am determined to accomplish. Sun, 31 Oct 2010 02:14:34 EST Steve - new to My name is Steve Boling. I am a 43 year old ICU nurse who is tired of not "fitting" in. I want to be able to ride roller coasters and do other activities like the rest of the world. I'm not a person who feels sick. I'm just too large for the world around me. I hope to find information and motivation. Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:18:44 EST Hi I am New Hi my name is Andrea. Long time sparker with a new profile. Please add my myspace here: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:31:58 EST Hello, My Name is Deonna My goal is to get down to 127 and be fit and toned. I am going to use the south beach method starting with phase 1. I hope to loose 10 pounds by halloween and 10 more by the end of the year if not more. I plan to eat healthier, work out weekly and keep a journal about everything I experience day to day. Thu, 30 Sep 2010 17:27:17 EST HAY IAM LADYRED.. IAM HERE TO MAKE MYSELF FEEL BETTER FOR ME...I WANT TO LOSE ABOUT 30LBS....I KNOW I CAN DO IT I PUT MY MIND TO IT..I CAN SET MY GOAL.. Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:24:30 EST hi im shenna my name is shenna. im 24 yrs old i want to lose a lot of weight for a couple of reasons first its my health, and second is wanting to look on the outside the way i feel on the inside. one the inside i am a beautiful woman with a flat stomach and a big butt :)... but seriously my health is now very important to me especially since i found out that im not as healthy as i thought i was. now im a taking my health serious, i only have one body, and one life and im going to live it healthy and loo... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:06:47 EST hi im shenna my name is shenna. im 24 yrs old i want to lose a lot of weight for a couple of reasons first its my health, and second is wanting to look on the outside the way i feel on the inside. one the inside i am a beautiful woman with a flat stomach and a big butt :)... but seriously my health is now very important to me especially since i found out that im not as healthy as i thought i was. now im a taking my health serious, i only have one body, and one life and im going to live it healthy and loo... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:06:22 EST Hi I am trying to Live better and Lose wieght. Hi, I am a mother of Two I am trying to lose weight.I have back problems and the cortisone shots that was injected to my spine is a steroid to help with my pain,But its also makes a person gain weight .My therapy with the shots are done but now I need to lose the weight.I want to feel good, healthy and be me to be able to be healthy for my kids and be able to keep up. So Hi would love to make friends I feel lost trying to lose weight and working out at the gym. Fri, 24 Sep 2010 00:41:02 EST mothergoose43 I'm 67 and my main goal is to get in better shape.lift more ,walk further. have better tone. start eating healthy Thu, 23 Sep 2010 13:48:28 EST EternalJoi - A life journey One of the primary reasons for joining SparkPeople is to connect with like-minded individuals that value their health. As a member of the SparkPeople community, I hope to not just receive positive support but to share, as well. Thu, 23 Sep 2010 13:26:43 EST Hi! I'm Bri I'm brand new to SP and I'm looking forward to the adventure that lies ahead. Some basics about me ... I'm 29 (gotta lose the weight before the big 3-0) I'm a single mom of b/g twins. I work full time, I try to stay positive and supportive, and I really am tired of being so overweight! I'm hoping to find a little motivation here when I need it, and offer it to others when I have it to spare! I hope to hear from you soon! -B Wed, 22 Sep 2010 17:43:13 EST Joined 2 Years Ago, but Unable to Get Started Hello everyone, <BR> My name is Fran. I live in Virginia and I joined SparkPeople over two years ago. Shortly after joining I fell and had a bad concussion and fractured my back. (twice actually.) Since then, due to less activity, I've gained back what I had lost. :( I'm in pain most of the time and my doctors know I'm in a crazy cycle of pain, which doesn't help when I want to exercise and not being able to exercise and even walk as much as I would like. They know its not easy. I've been ... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:34:00 EST HI I'M SHARIFA! HI ALL, I'M TOTALLY NEW TO ALL OF THIS, HOWEVER I'M A 38 YEAR OLD MOTHER OF ONE AND FIND MYSELF GAINING WEIGHT TO MUCH! I'M REALLY NEW AND WOULD REALLY LIKE SOME ADVISE ON HOW TO TRULY GET STARTED IN THIS FORUM. I AM CONSIDERING INVESTING IN A SPIN BIKE AND BELIEVE WHEN MY GIRL IS DOING HOMEWORK I CAN JUMP ON THE BIKE AND RIDE!.. HOPEFULLY EVEN WHEN I'M WATCHING T.V. I'VE ATTENDED A COUPLE OF SPIN CLASSES AND BELIEVE IT'S ONE OF THE BEST HOME EQUIPMENT TO HAVE. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HAVE YO... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 09:44:05 EST Kim Yoffee I just got a job the requires me to sit at a desk for 7 1/2 hours per day. I've never had a job where I had to sit. Does any one have suggestions or small excercises I can do while sitting? I do walk to 40 minutes during my lunch break. Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:45:21 EST About Myself My name is Christina and I am 25 years old. I live in Wall, NJ but grew up in Point Pleasant. I am getting married May 5, 2012 to the most amazing man in the world. We've been together for 6 years now. He gives me strength when I just want to quit. My mother on the other hand tends to just put me down and make me feel less about myself. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 55 pounds by the time I get married. I also want to be the skinniest ever. I am also want to become more active, even if its ju... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 08:26:17 EST Hi my name is Kim Hi, I just wanted to say Hi and to get started with my healthier living and weight loss programe. I may not need to loose a lot of weight but even shedding a few pounds can be quite difficult at my age although I am very active and healthy. I look forward to recieving your help. Sat, 14 Aug 2010 14:04:22 EST HELLO! MY NAME IS CINDY! I'am excited about starting something new! I hope to learn, not only for my own health, but, for my family too! I'am interested in meeting new people! Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:11:54 EST Motivation Hello, I'm Vanessa and I'm am trying to loose my "babyfat"! I am interested in getting advice for you on what motivates you to loose weight and what all can I do to get and stay motivated to loose the "babyfat"! I also have medical problems that include high blood pressure, edema, and a heart disease called cardiomyopathy. Which is caused being heavily stressed out, and having the extra "babyfat"! Sooo with that being said, I need all the help I can get with loosing the "babyfat"! Thanks. Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:57:29 EST IT'S A LIFE STYLE CHANGE NOT A DIET!!! Hi everyone, my name is Nickie Bernal. I'm 32 years of age and I have been working out for 3 years this January. I'm married to the love of my life Eric Bernal and we have been together for 10 years and married for 3. I work for a awesome company US Cellular in inventory. No kids just yet, but they are in our plan n I hope it's in GOD's plan for us also!! I absolutely LUV to work out!!! It has become part of my everyday routine. I was about 35 pounds over weight and I reached my goal of a si... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:08:50 EST Hi, I am ready to be healthy again I am 60 years old and have had a weight problem since I was 45...nothing I did helped me lose weight and keep it off. So I am starting again with SparkPeople to get healthy again. I am on medication for high blood pressure, high cholestrol, back pain, not sleeping, osteoarthitis and on and on, so I would appreciate any advice that anyone has regarding this program and it's results. Hope to gain support and be a supportive member. "I can do this!" Wed, 11 Aug 2010 23:40:54 EST The Journey Starts With One Step! This is the first day that I'm really trying to make commitments like eating healthy and being active. This site seems very helpful for keeping focused and motivated. I'm excited to get started and would love to get to know some of you guys who are in the same boat! Fri, 6 Aug 2010 19:59:44 EST just me my name is bridget and im on here to try to loose a lil weight. its not going to well just yet im ready to give up and i havent even been doing this 2 hrs. i hope i can keep on. Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:22:31 EST hello my name is lashonda and i jus had a baby a year ago and its hard trying to get rid of this baby fat im tryin to loose 30 pounds to atleast get down to 200pounds. i miss my old body i miss being active playin ball but my self esteem is low and im ready to get my life back im too young to be missin out on life cause of my weight... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 21:42:02 EST hello sparkpeople I'm trying to lose 75 lbs. for my wedding day, i need help, is there anyone that would be able to help me lose the weight Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:05:18 EST Hello all :) Hello everyone, My name is alexandrea and I'm from arizona. I have 2 children age 6(daughter) and 7 months old(son) I recently joined sparkle to get back in shape and loose the baby weight from my first born and then some. I hope to meet great people how can inspire me and help me along my journey. Please if you have any advice for me, I would love to hear it. I can use all the help that I can get. Can't wait to meet you............. :) Tue, 20 Jul 2010 15:48:40 EST Hello all :) Hello everyone, My name is alexandrea and I'm from arizona. I have 2 children age 6(daughter) and 7 months old(son) I recently joined sparkle to get back in shape and loose the baby weight from my first born and then some. I hope to meet great people how can inspire me and help me along my journey. Please if you have any advice for me, I would love to hear it. I can use all the help that I can get. Can't wait to meet you............. :) Tue, 20 Jul 2010 15:48:39 EST Hey everyone! I need to acomplish my goal...It's a fight and I plan on winning! <BR> xx Dana xx Fri, 16 Jul 2010 07:29:04 EST Hello Hi all, <BR> <BR> My name is Danielle. I'm turning 30 in September & want it to be my most fit & healthy year so far! I would like to lose 50lbs or be a size 4/6 (whichever comes first). I have always struggled with my weight & with emotional eating and want to put that part of my life away for good! Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:12:02 EST Hey!! =] I'm Audrey. I definately lack motivation... which is why I found this site!! My friends, including my roommate, all lead mostly sedentary lifestyles and aren't exactly thrilled with my new interest in health food and exercise. Now that I'm out of high school and don't have volleyball to keep me in shape, I'm gaining weight! I want to get into modeling, but in order to do that I need to lose about 20 pounds. Any help I can get will be greatly appreciated! Sat, 3 Jul 2010 18:14:56 EST Hello, everyone My name is Toni. How is everyone tonight? I have been overweight for as long as I can remember. I know nothing about dieting, like what is good to eat and how much. So I thought I'd join this site to get some help with my goals. Thu, 1 Jul 2010 18:59:51 EST joydevi My goal to lose 20 lbs. in 6 months.....a difficult and hard rod ahead.....In my heart I need a whole year to accomplish. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 23:51:27 EST I want to be healthy and happy! banne46 I am in my 60's and always have chronic pain but I think if I get some exercise and eat healthy it will help how i feel. I just don't know where to begin. i need to start slowly because if i do too much i have more pain. I haven't done any for quite sometime Mon, 28 Jun 2010 20:12:37 EST TURBO JAM For the longest time, i've been trying to lose weight. I've been logging in and out of this page, but yet with no progress. Finally I started a program called Turbo Jam On June 1st of 2010. I told myself not to log in until i commit myself. Guess what. I've been at it constantly. Mon thru Friday I've been doing Turbo Jam and I love it. Every morning I get up at 6am and do my Turbo Jam. Then the rest of the day I remain Active. I've lost 2 inches off my butt and 2 off my waist. I'm o... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 15:11:01 EST THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE Hi I'm KSTAR <BR> Nice to meet you <BR> Today is the first day of the rest of your life and it's mine too <BR> Trying to make the most of it - time to make a lot of changes in my life... <BR> I'm doing this for me - nobody else <BR> I want to feel a sense of achievement and therefore self-worth when I follow through on everything and make all of this nutrition and fitness stuff every day habits <BR> Good luck everyone with their goals - never give up - JUST DO IT!!! xxx Tue, 22 Jun 2010 04:04:18 EST New to SparkPeople Hello, <BR> My name is Teresa and my goal is to loose 30 lbs. by the end of this year. I have gained 40 lbs. in the past 4 years and am now to the point where I am ready to make changes in my life to become a healthier person. I am walking now which I haven't done in years. I am walking 3-4 times a week for 1 hr. and eating salads and just picking up ideas from anyone and anywhere I can get them. I want to learn how to cook healthy. <BR> <BR> Thank you for taking the time to read my mess... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 10:16:18 EST Getting older but better Hi everyone. I was introduced to this by a friend that I work with. I would just love to find support to help me get back to a better weight and fell great again about how I look. I've only been in Idaho for 3 years and I haven't meet a lot of people that a person needs to get the interests going and the support needed. I am anxious that this will help me meet new people that have the same goals..... Sat, 29 May 2010 11:13:54 EST My Introduction I am a 25 year old woman looking to lose 43 pounds before I get married. I just recently got engaged at Christmas time and have been loving every moment of it. I've known my fiance, Bob, for six and a half years and we're getting married May 5th, 2012. I have the best friends and family I could ever ask for. My goal is to simply lose the weight before I get married, 23 months from now. I love bowling more than anything in the world and it's what keeps me sane in life. I joined the site to gui... Tue, 25 May 2010 16:04:00 EST Oh boy, where to start? lol Hello everyone! My name is Bridget, I'm 19 and yup you guessed it...I want to get in better shape lol. I've managed to lost 32 lbs so far, but I seem to be stuck in a rut now with the same weight. My goal is to lose another 20 lbs or so, but I'm having a hard time figure out how to do that. I go for walks, drink plenty of water, now I guess it's time to step up my hard core workouts. And I hope to figure out how this site works soon, just joined today ;) Take care. Fri, 21 May 2010 12:56:07 EST New I'm a stay@home mom of 3 boys. I live in NC. I am here trying to lose more inches than weight. It all went down hill when I had a bad dental infection that caused my jaw to swell up for two weeks. I was unble to open my mouth to eat. In a result I lost a lot of weight. When I was able to rehabilitate my jaw, I got my appetite back. I gained the weight back that I lost, plus more. I'm trying to go down to a size 8, the healthy way. I'm working hard but thinking positive. Wed, 19 May 2010 15:26:07 EST Hi :o) New to the Site Hi! Just joined. I've been active a little over a year. Very interested in chattin with like minded individuals. <BR> <BR> Seems I'm a rare breed in my circle of friends. <BR> <BR> Feel free to drop me a line, great to be here :oD Wed, 19 May 2010 07:51:20 EST Hello My name is brittnie im a little new to this so any help would be Nice!!! Thankyou!! Thu, 13 May 2010 15:10:43 EST hi all Hi, i joined this site because i am a single mom and need to lose weight but all other diets cost so much. I want to go back to my old wieght of 120 from before i got prego. I want to be healthy and make a good example for my son. so i hope this all works out and on a small budget i can keep up with the meals i set for myself. thanks all Mon, 10 May 2010 13:28:14 EST Heyyy Everyone!! Hey everyone!! My name is Amanda and im a 20 year old Mommy of 2 boys and a recent divorcee!! I was about 135 pounds before i had my first son and i started loosing the weight VERY VERY VERY slowly after he was born. Well once i got back into working out again i found out i was pregnant with my 2nd son. Now my boys are 2 years and 2 months and mommy needs to get back into shape not only for them but for myself!! I want to loos about 50 pounds and hopefully soon but in a healthy way!! <BR> So ... Mon, 10 May 2010 11:41:29 EST Todays my first day Today is my first day joining sparkpeople, and from what i can tell already, i like this free online program to help me track my calories and help keep the weight off. Thu, 6 May 2010 13:47:55 EST Hi! Nice to meet you! I'm Ashley. I'm 22 and I have 2 kids. I'm looking forward to getting motivated with this website. Nice to meet you! Thu, 6 May 2010 12:27:47 EST hello my name is julie im married with four children Sun, 2 May 2010 03:48:58 EST I need help!! I am a mommy of 2 very active lil boys. I can not keep up with them. I want to loose weight and get healthy so that I can have a long life with them. I can not do this alone. I just dont have the umph to do it alone. I need to be pushed. Would anyone like to help me? Keep in contact with me everyday. I really want to do this, I just need someone by my side pushing. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:59:11 EST Hey all My name is msremus119(think werewolf in Harry Potter series) and I have unfortunately ignored my weight and physical fitness since having two children. I hope that I can get it back under control with some support from other members of these boards. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 02:09:48 EST ON THE GO Teddy Blue here good luck to everyone new to this site but it seems pretty good Its nice an sunny here in Jacksonville FLA Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:23:34 EST tonya Hay everyone. Hope this works tried EVERYTHING else on the planet. Just can't seem to stop sabotaging myself so i hope that having a place to be accountable to others might help. Sat, 24 Apr 2010 09:52:18 EST Hiyaaa! Hi, I'm new! My name's Leanne and I'm 21...I've dealt with weight problems since I was about 9. I've recently gotten my own place and I'm finally taking charge of where my life is headed...why not lose some weight too :) Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:08:23 EST Cheated to start, now change is for real Last year, I got my annual warning from my physician that I needed to lose weight and generally take better care of my body. He had me log a week's worth of food the prior year and my habits were pretty much the same. He talked me into trying phentermine for six months and I lost about 40 pounds (250 down to 210) over that time. I was very aware that most people who take this approach snap back to their original habits and end up doing the yo-yo thing. So during that time, I read up and refle... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:49:11 EST Hello, I'm Daphne & like to ramble I'm Daphne and bound and determined to get this wt off. Has taken since late 80/81 putting it on but I know it will come off faster than that. Can't guarantee I can be here everyday at this point but will try as hard as I can. Between my AVON and a recycllling business I am starting, there needs to be another 15-20 hours in a day to get everything done. With my recycling I go to Nunn every other sat except this weekend and will be there both days for cleanup weekend. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:15:39 EST Day 1 This is my first day with Sparkpeople. My Doctor actually told me about the site and advised me to use the tools on here to benefit my much needed weight loss. So here I am, doing as my doctor says, this also includes eating right and exercising. My down fall with my weight is starches, so if anyone has any good recipes and or ideas on how to staw away from the starches (while hubbly loves them) please pass them my way. This is once again my 1st day of another weight loss journey, hopefully w... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:51:33 EST <<<Wanna be a new healthy woman>>> Hi! I'm mezupt i used to try many ways to lose my wieght. It was success sometimes ,but it didn't stay with me forever therefore i couldn't controle myself. And now it was very important to big lose because i have a joint pain. I want to stop yo-yo from this I want a good health and a good shape at the same time. For short goal, i'm planning to lose my weight from 64 kg - 57 kg within June,23 rd,2010. I hope i will be done. Sat, 17 Apr 2010 04:48:14 EST diet4unme h i m tom have being on a diet for three weeks now and i m doing fine to these date. Fri, 16 Apr 2010 13:01:52 EST Hey From me! Hello all, just droping in to say hello. (hello) Just a few weeks ago i was telling myself that this was going to be my year, this is the year i want to shead the weight and look like the person I feel on the inside. Im 20 years old about to be 21 and I feel trapped. I want to go out and party and do the whole club thing but im two afraid of what people will say. I know, I shouldn't care what other people think, but I do. <BR> I found this site after long hours of serching, and im so happy i... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 05:27:01 EST Hi, I am 65 and every week-end I am a mommy again. I have 2 grand-children that I was raising by myself until a couple of years ago when my daughter (the kids aunt) stepped in to help because I was too ill to do it on my <BR> own any longer. So now I only have them on week-ends and I can go to the doctor I couldn't do that before and I neglected my health. Anyway...that is what I am going to do now, I am going to try to take better care of my health... <BR> umm cancel that.... I am not going t... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 18:41:53 EST hello my name is crystal. i am 23. trying to get my high school body back.. im just looking for new friends and people to keep me on track. Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:16:52 EST Catch me if you can My response to the challenge is I will and do at least 2 hours of exercise every day for a total of 14 hours of fat burning and to do a 1000 crunches everyday .Not only is this my pledge but my promise! Tue, 13 Apr 2010 03:22:04 EST Hello Day 1 of a new me... I have faith in this program. It might be hard at first but I will get use to it. I will be 30 this year and I really need to get happier and healthier. I hope to meet new friends here too. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 13:18:02 EST Looking for another co-leader If you are interested in helping lead this team please let me know. <BR> <BR> A leader should be someone that is active on SP. You don't have to be active on Myspce but it does help. I will still be a co-leader but it's gotten to where I'm not able to get on here as often as I would like. <BR> <BR> You respond to this post or send me a sparkmail. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 12:57:06 EST New to sparkpeople I am a 32 year old female in queens looking to loose 20 lbs. <BR> Sun, 11 Apr 2010 17:28:07 EST HELP ME PLEASE HOWS EVERYONE DOIN LET ME FIRST SAY IM NOT A CHUMP OR A PUNK I JUST THINK ITS TIME FOR ME TO OPEN UP QUITE BEING SELF CONSCIENCE AND TIME TO LOSE THIS WEIGHT I AM A 350 LB BLACK GUY WHO IS TIRED OF BEING TIRED AND FAT. I AM READY TO MAKE A BIG STEP AND START EATING RIGHT AND LOSE HUNDRED POUNDS 150 IF POSSIBLE. I NEVER POURED MY SOUL OUT BEFORE BUT I THINK MY HEALTH IS HURTING ME AND CAUSING ME STRESS. I FEEL SO ALONE CAUSE EVERYONE ALWAYS AHH YOU DON'T LOOK FAT OR YOUR COOL WELL I'M NOT COO... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 08:04:49 EST Anemic and starting a new weight loss challenge I am a 5 year breast cancer survivor. Before being diagnosed with cancer I weighed 148 lbs and felt good. I now weigh a little over 200. <BR> I want to lose all the weight I have gained throughout my 5 year journey of surgeries, chemo, tamoxifen etc.... <BR> I have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight and just found out this week I am suffering from Iron deficiency Anemia <BR> I am hoping that the anemia may have been an issue that prevented me from losing weight and now maybe I have a better ... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 23:31:31 EST Proud to be a new non-smoker! Hello everyone, I'm Bobby, and I've been a non smoker since my birthday November 14th 2010! <BR> Tried to do this before but Chantrix made it possible this time and now since my fiance is losing weight and became a Spark Person, while leaving her a comment on her page I had to sign up, so here I am telling my journey to stay smoke free and live a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Hope I meet some new friends along the way. <BR> Thanks for letting me be a part. <BR> <BR> Bobby Wed, 31 Mar 2010 22:30:42 EST Hi Spark My name is Laura and I just recently turned 30. I am over 300 lbs. and have struggled with my weight my whole life. I have always been a confident girl and embraced myself at my size. I have always been outgoing and lighthearted. But, recently I started my own business as a social media consultant and speaker. My goal is to be a motivational speaker and I want to inspire others by proving to myself that I can lose this weight. I'm using my entire social network for support. It's the most supp... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:43:17 EST I did it! Hi all. After joining in January, and struggling to really dig in and do this THING, I'm so happy to be here to introduce myself and share my little success (2 lbs! down.) Your posts have been inspirational to me. Keep them coming! May we all reach our goals! Thu, 25 Mar 2010 23:48:27 EST Hello everybody I'm new here and really want to become a part of this fully. I'm 370+ I have a high stress job and I need any support/ insight that any of you have. Hit me up I could use it, thanks. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:49:07 EST Hi Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Heather and I live in the Southeast Texas area. I have 2 beautiful children a 4 yr. old little boy and a 7 M old little girl. I have struggled with my weight for years and ready to make a difference in my life and for my children. I have started working out at the gym when my little girl will stay in the daycare, walking in the afternoon with the children, and My son and I are involved in soccer this year. I am coaching his team so looking forward to spendin... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 12:44:35 EST Hi Juls here Hi, I'm a single Mom with a 15 year old daughter. I've joined Spark to loose the 60 lbs I put on in the last two years. I deal with depression and binge eating. Really looking forward to meeting new people and get the support I need to make some changes. Thanks, hope your all having a great day. Sun, 21 Mar 2010 21:31:52 EST HELLO !! HELLO EVERYONE, <BR> MY NAME IS NEE-NEE AND I'M A NEW MEMBER BUT I AM SO PUMPED AND READY. I HAVE ALREADY FOUND SO MANY THINGS THAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM. I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO CHAT WITH FROM TIME TO TIME ABOUT PROGRESS AND GOALS. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME. GOD BLESS! Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:51:49 EST LUVSRAINBOWS Hello everyone, I am 57 yrs old. In my younger days I used to be called Olive Oyl (popeye's g/f). Well those days are long gone. This is the heaviest I have been...I have hypothyroidism, cholestrol, heartburn, overactive bladder,and yes I do take medication for these ailments, plus I am a borderline diabetic. I haven't taken care of me and now I want to, but I keep telling myself maybe it is too late now. Plus it is very hard for me to get out and walk as my legs and knees bother me, so I gue... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 20:31:05 EST Hoping for a warm welcome! I am a 32 year old mother of a beautiful teenage daughter and a dog that I adore. I have struggled with my weight as long as I can remember. I like to eat when I'm sad, depressed, happy, to socialize with friends, to celebrate, when I'm bored - I just plain like to eat. I enjoy food and I love to snack. I am not trying to be super model thin - I would like to live an active, healthy lifestyle and maintain a healthy weight range. In 2002, I weighed a healthy, happy 130 pounds. I was about 5 ... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:21:12 EST I need encouragement. Im new!! xP Hey! Im Brianna. Just call me Bri. Im new here..and diabetes runs in my family. I am thus far the only person without it. I need encouragement to stay only 18, but i want to start now. Ive never excersized, but i want to be a good example for my family. If they see me working out..they might get influenced. Does this program really work?? I've been looking all over for a free and effective workout..but none have met my needs. HELP ME! HAHA Fri, 12 Mar 2010 13:03:39 EST overweight,and un happy Hello IM in My early fourties , This year will be my twenty -fifth wedding annivasry! I have three great children ,and four grandchildren .I quit smoking a year ago and gained.So im hopeing us working together vWE can loose the extra pounds. alot of weight <BR> <BR> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 11:46:17 EST kanethompson/March 12 2010 Howdy folks this is my first day on Sparkpeople. I heard about this group from our trainer at Global Fitness in Kelowna. A bunch of us are on a program called Get it Back-Give it Back. It started backed on Jan 9 of this year and there are alot of great people in it. As well as a Great facility they have a great staff which are all so positive and inspiring.( Just a plug for Global Fitness ). Just kidding aside this place has been a lifesaver for me. I have learnt so much about myself from our... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 11:19:50 EST Hi Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. Thu, 11 Mar 2010 19:57:11 EST Hello everyone My name is Chika and hoping to lose 72lb. Being carrying this excess weght for about 8yrs now and i feel enough is enough, and i am willing to take any advise from poeple who have overcome this problem. thanks all. Thu, 11 Mar 2010 08:03:15 EST hi im teresa hi im teresa looking forward to losing weight im 36 and a nurse dont want to die young Mon, 8 Mar 2010 19:52:19 EST hey everyone! My name is Neisha Bennett. Iam 18 years old. I have a 3 month old baby his name is Levi. i am recently engaged to an amazing guy Cody. we have been together for 3 years now. we are getting married on December 15, 2012. I'm always open to your help and i am a great listener if you need to talk. Sat, 6 Mar 2010 21:12:42 EST Hi! Its very hard star something with my self. I hope that with you sparkpeople, its possible.... Sat, 6 Mar 2010 16:23:32 EST Sher000 Hello everyone! This is my first day and it went great! I do have a question, I have purchased the Spark book, where do I go to get my Spark points? Thanks!! Fri, 5 Mar 2010 17:30:43 EST Sher000 Hello everyone! This is my first day and it went great! I do have a question, I have purchased the Spark book, where do I go to get my Spark points? Thanks!! Fri, 5 Mar 2010 17:28:02 EST another lb bites the dust Hi, <BR> I'm Shelley. I signed up for SP yesterday! i've been reading the book for a few weeks and i thought "ahh, what the heck". I'm not new to the gym or eating healthy, I've just fallen off completely! I lost my motivation but, im hoping to gain that and the support I need to keep going by using SP. I'm doing this for myself. I want to be healthy and fit. Most of the women in my family are overwieght and they have a lot of health problems. I already have a few of my own and I'm determined... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:47:26 EST Hello All! Hello all! My name is Sara Mueller and I am just starting this journey, needless to say I am very scared. Thu, 4 Mar 2010 23:01:13 EST Soon to be a grandma Hello, my name is Vicki and I am new. I stumbled on this site and decided to check it out, now I am a member. I am a cancer surviver, and now I have high cholesterol. I have a grand baby on the way, we are expecting in Aug. I am very excited this is my first grand child. I want to be happy and healthy and be able to play with my grand children. I am married to a wonderful man and between the two of us we have 7 children ranging from 23 yrs to 16 yrs old. I am open to meeting new people and ex... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 13:33:48 EST New to the site I am new to this site. I lost 100 pounds a few years back doing WW and gained 20 back since I have been unemployed. Just looking for any help with food choices and receipes. Thanks Tue, 2 Mar 2010 20:55:55 EST Starting again.....Help! Hello, to all.....My name is Teresa, am almost 46 this month, have 3 grown kids and 6 lovely grandkids. I joined again to hopefully get back in shape, i just haven't been very motivated. If there is anyone who can help, please do. I have no support at home, just me. Hoping for some advice.......Teresa Tue, 2 Mar 2010 00:14:15 EST My name is Amanda, whats yours? My name is Amanda. I just joined sparkpeople yesterday. A friend suggested this site since I am ready to lose weight. I've noticed its just not a weight loss site, with exercise tips and re spark people is its own community...alot of people coming together for a reason. I've been over weight my whole life, I am 20 years old and want to start new. I hate how I look, I don't think of myself as attractive, even thought people tell my I'm pretty and beautiful all the time. I don't have self-confi... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 15:51:00 EST My name is Tiffany Hi everyone, my name is Tiffany, I'm 21 years old. I just got married about a week and a half ago and me and my husband have a 10 month old son together! I just recently became a stay at home mom, for the time being, and its so great because my son is starting to do things that I just wouldnt want to miss. On the other hand, its kinda boring when he takes a nap because I dont like to go anywhere in the winter and lately I've been sleeping alot more then what I should, but I want to change my ... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:56:08 EST Hi! I'm Josie! I am a 21 year old over weight wife and mother dealing with depression. My life is always busy. Even if I'm just sitting at home with no plans, it's always hectic in my house. I have a hard time sticking to my goals and getting motivated. I joined the SparkDiet after my best friend told me about it. It sounded like a great way to get motivated and keep track of my goals. I did stray for a little bit. However, now I am more motivated than ever after reading a few articles. And I am ready to ch... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:24:15 EST I am kinda new... Hi! I say I am kinda new because well I have been doing the "diet " thing for a few years now.. All I know I need to say is.. LIfe Happens :} I am restarting my journey to the inner me.. That little voice that says you will do this is at my heels.. I just need some extra help to keep that voice talking, even nagging at me! I am a stay at home mom of 4, been married now for 17 years and I want to lose 80-100lbs.. So here I am at SparkPeople.. I am new at these message boards.. I guess I wi... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:26:10 EST I am kinda new... Hi! I say I am kinda new because well I have been doing the "diet " thing for a few years now.. All I know I need to say is.. LIfe Happens :} I am restarting my journey to the inner me.. That little voice that says you will do this is at my heels.. I just need some extra help to keep that voice talking, even nagging at me! I am a stay at home mom of 4, been married now for 17 years and I want to lose 80-100lbs.. So here I am at SparkPeople.. I am new at these message boards.. I guess I wi... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:25:46 EST getting started My name is Mandy, I joined this website along time ago and for some reason ignored it every time I saw an email. I never follow through with things that I start, and I want to make a change. Im sick of feeling this way all the time. Im sick of wearing clothes I dont even like, and pretending that I look halfway decent in them. So here I am, thinking I need to make a start somewhere. Sat, 20 Feb 2010 11:37:25 EST Baby fat's only cute on babies! I am a 35 year old single mother of a teenager and a baby. I need to lose 50lbs to be able to keep up with them. I'm always on a tight budget and time for myself is hard to find but I'm highly motivated to get healthy. I want to set a good example for my kids and look better. Can use all the pointers and motivation you can send my way. Look forward to hearing from y'all. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 15:16:41 EST I am hooked! My name is Gaby. I started Spark People back in November recommended by a friend. Now I must admit I didn't know what to do. So I left it alone for almost three months! I recently logged in back on Thursday 2/11/10 and I might add I have seen a huge improvement on me. I was going through an up and down weight battle for that time being. I regret not sticking with Spark People those three months. I have just seen I lost almost three pounds in the first four days of using this again. I do Weigh... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 12:30:21 EST Hi! I'm so glad to be here! Hi! I just joined! I look forward to lots of insightful, and helpful discussions with you! Sat, 13 Feb 2010 14:53:00 EST Wow! I am E-dieting! I used to work at a wilderness therapy camp for troubled teens. I love to be outdoors and get down and dirty with nature. I have been a bit overwieght since I was 13 or so. My weight has usually gone up with just a few forays into down. After I got pregnant, and the stress that followed, I thought the weight would just fly off... Not so much. I have been at or near my 9 month weight mark for about 2 1/2 years. Yikes! Now my hips are in so much pain from a twisted back and high weight, I am de... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 06:06:01 EST Things will change Hi I started Spark People sometime aga but really never took hold. I ordred the book and have just started my 28 day plan. I have 2 more days for my 1st week and I am more and more encouraged everyday. Thereis so much on this site I am hopeing I will get a rythum soon as right now it is consuming a lot of time. The coolest thing I discovered was Spark People recipes on my Blackberry. I can get all I need when I am at th grocery store even if I forget the recipe. Fri, 12 Feb 2010 17:23:06 EST Hi Everyone Hi everyone, my name is Shannon and I have been a sparkpeople memeber for some time now. Unfortunately I haven't really participated as much as I would have liked to in the past. I am ready and I intend to get moving and begin loosing weight. I hope we can all support one another to our goals. Mon, 8 Feb 2010 12:44:09 EST Look'n for a practical life in a impractical world Well where do I start. I live in Ridgecrest Ca. I have a cat that thinks he is a 3 yr. old toddler. I am disabled. I am a craft er. I love to read. I paint, sew, draw, make clothes,I also am a reclamation artist (some own who turns junk into art) .And I love food.The taste the texture ,sight and smell. It has been the one comfort through out my life.Yes I am a foody and a emotional eater. I am trying to find out why and I haven't been to successful. I know how it started I come from a family ... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 21:05:49 EST Look'n for a practical life in a impractical world Well where do I start. I live in ridgecrest ca. And I love food.The tast the teexture ,sight annd smell. It has been the one comfort through out my life.Yes I am a foody and a emotionail eater. I am trying to find out why and I haven't een to sucsessfull. I know how it started I come from a family of eaters. and some members are like the running bad joke of can't even fit in the kicten door I don't want that so I AM going to change it. my question is where do I start? <BR> there are all sorts... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 20:57:20 EST hello everyone!! My name is crystal and im very very new to this I've been trying to lose weight for years!! I used 2 be really small and then got really big really fast.. A year ago I lost 40 lbs and then in a few months time gained 20 back and cannot lose it again.. I have no support and all my friends are skinny so dnt understand.. Please please help!! Hope u all have a blessed day!! Thu, 4 Feb 2010 22:14:19 EST Baby Weight Be Gone! Hello everyone my name is Sara. I have 3 wonderful children whom I love very much. I do not however love the weight i gained while pregnant. So my goal is to lose all that weight. Currently I stay at home with my kids but will be moving and starting work sometime towards the end of March. I hope to get as much fitness in before I move and then continue my fitness and nutrition plans after I've moved. Unfortunately I'm moving from CA to ND. So I wont have much fitness outside until the summer ... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 13:23:09 EST hello my name is Yvonne I have been using the sparkpeople site for a while and have not been a very "social" member. I can't say that will totally change but my goal is to become more socialable than I am now. Shouldn't be hard concidering my past. I would like to say this site has been GREAT. I started VERY overweight and not working out at all to less overweight and walking on my treadmill between 6 and 8 miles every day at an average of 3.5 mph. My next goal is to be more consistant with strength training. And I ... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 22:42:47 EST seemed to hit a wall Hey i just signed up today, because i seemed to have hit a wall w/ my trying to loose weight. i just had a baby girl in November and before and during my pregnancy i gained way to much weight. So i have been walking on the treadmill for 30 mins. everyday and watching what i eat, and doing some exercise. i was staring to loose about 2 pounds each week and now i have been stuck at the same weight for a while now, so i singed up to get help w/ what i eat and sticking to my work outs.... <BR> <B... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 20:29:27 EST Hi Hi my name is Kellie and I'm new:) Wed, 3 Feb 2010 16:55:23 EST Worried. I'm eighteen and want to lose weight. I'm going to need some help, because my parents don't believe that I do, but I do. So if anyone has any advice that could help me, please let me know. Thanks! Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:26:11 EST Hey Peoples Hey peoples, how's it going?? My name's Briana and I'm from the Puget Sound area. Not sure what else to tell ya'll. Laterz Sun, 31 Jan 2010 08:34:53 EST New member looking for friends and support :) Hi, my name is Nokomis, and I am new to this site. I am hoping to meet a lot of new and interesting people. And I am also hoping for lots of support, because I am gonna need it...LOL! Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:33:04 EST I'm new here I'm hoping this will help me on my road to being healthy. I feel hopeless but i know its going to take will power and support and i hope thats what i can get from here. Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:00:27 EST Hey everyone i am new My name is Debbie and i am new to this, got a lot of learning to do but i am ready to get started! Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:57:00 EST Hello Everyone Hi. My name is My . I am trying to become a healthier person, but I am finding it difficult to do so with out a support system or support team. I am a 22 year old student. I am 263 pounds and I am only 5'2. I love to dance, have fun and laugh. I look forward to seeing how spark people will help me with my health journey. <BR> Thank you <BR> My Sun, 24 Jan 2010 04:59:01 EST The New Me in 2010! Hi my name is Shannon and I am new to Spark People. My goal is to lose 50 lbs by July 1, 2010. Because this year is my 10th Class reunion and I want to look good when I go see old friends!!!! Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:57:37 EST My name is ashley My name is Ashley I'm 21, married and have a 10 month old daughter I want to get back to my old weight where i was before I got pregant which was about 125-103 lbs. And also I really want to be more healthy and like the way I look Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:29:01 EST Hello My Sparked myspace friends My name is Melody, glad to join this group, and feel so dumb that until a few days ago I had never heard of Spark People. I am sparked to have new friends, support in my journey to re-meet my once young figure..It's wonderful to not feel you are alone, I look forward to meeting a few new myspace friends as well. Thank you..myspace url Sun, 17 Jan 2010 22:49:18 EST Jennifer/JENMENGE I'm glad to be part of the community. I'm ready to be more active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle, and I feel I can get that here. I can't wait to get started and I;m looking forward for all the support. Sun, 17 Jan 2010 13:30:45 EST Hi Everybody! I am new here and I was told about this site by a co-worker of mine. I just wanted to stop in and say hello! Sat, 16 Jan 2010 18:37:38 EST Greetings, fellow sparkmates! I'm seeking advice/support on how to deal with my herniated disc, as it it keeping me from reaching my weight loss goals. 2 rounds of prednisone since October, the most recent 3 weeks ago, has affected my metabolism terribly. I also haven't been able to work out due to the pain. Just started to walk on the treadmill again-but per doctor's orders only at 3.0 mph for 10 minutes! I started seeing a nutritionist on Nov. 30, but to date, I've only lost 6 pounds! I've been eating extremely hea... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:37:58 EST Hey Everyone!!!! Hello, my name is Lauren. I am 21 yrs old and am ready to lose weight. I just got accepted back into college and am recently separated so I am ready to start feeling good and getting my life started!! Thu, 14 Jan 2010 09:13:44 EST just starting Hi my name is Nichole. the reason i started was that I want to lose wight for my self . I want to be healthy , be less tired ,and have plenty of energy. my goal is to lose 15 LBS each month. Its going to be hard but it will be worth it. i love to read and dance. some day i want to become a model but i have to slim down first. so here i go. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:32:26 EST Time to stop putting off becoming a new me. All my life I wanted to lose wight but hoped for a magic solution. I have procrastinated about this goal and even now do not know if I am emotionally ready to tackle this challenge, even though I imagine feeling so much better inside and out if I should lose weight, exercise more and just live life to the fullest. I am hoping this site will be the beginning of the answer to this prayer. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:58:36 EST Hello there y'all Hi I'm Amanda and I'm looking for some buddies for support while I'm losing weight. Doesnt matter if you're a boy or girl, I'm not picky. But just hit me up if you wanna chat and need a buddy too! Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:43:08 EST Hello there y'all Hi I'm Amanda and I'm looking for some buddies for support while I'm losing weight. Doesnt matter if you're a boy or girl, I'm not picky. But just hit me up if you wanna chat and need a buddy too! Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:41:44 EST Hello everyone!! my name is Cristina and I am new at all this..wish me luck! :P Tue, 12 Jan 2010 03:05:37 EST Hoping to lose the fat I am hoping ot lose some of the excess fat I have accumulated from being a Computer Geek and Book worm. <BR> As there is no Gyms with in walking distance to me, I am kind of stuck with different things you can do in the house, it is to cold to walk outdoors right now. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is seeing results. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 20:42:51 EST introducing myself hello everybody wanted to say hi and introduce myself. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:42:28 EST Heyyy Everyone <BR> this is my first time here if anyone wants to be my motivation please respond!!! Mon, 11 Jan 2010 00:37:20 EST Hello. Hi. My name's Nate and I came here hoping to get a little extra boost to ensure I actually follow through on losing weight. I keep trying to, but I don't really have much support, and it's kinda hard to stay motivated all the time. So. Um, I guess that's kind of it. So, Hi again. <BR> <BR> Nate. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 17:20:15 EST New Member Hi. My name is Amanda. I'm 23 years old and I have Spina Bifida. Losing weight has been an uphill battle for me. Since I use a wheelchair for mobility, it is very difficult for me to lose weight. I try to go to the gym three days a week and walk on a treadmill. I have lost a lot of weight but I am struggling to keep it off. I joined SparkPeople to meet people who are in the same situation as me and to motivate and inspire others. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:37:38 EST New member! Hi! Im Whitney.. Im 23 years old and i have two beautiful children!! I have been trying to lose weight since my daughter was born over a year ago. Im excited to get started and need all the help i can get! :-) Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:27:11 EST New member! Hi! Im Whitney.. Im 23 years old and i have two beautiful children!! I have been trying to lose weight since my daughter was born over a year ago. Im excited to get started and need all the help i can get! :-) Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:27:09 EST Hey everyone! Sooo Im new to this whole Sparkpeople......Im 21 years old, mother of two babies, daughter 3 and son 11 months.....After being a very small person my whole life in the 120's im now at the age of 17 after having my first daughter I lost my baby fat and gained it back so rapidly it was un real! so i started to work my but off trying to loose it....lost 25 lbs and it just rushed back! Im not a person who eats alot at all and when i do eat its pretty clean......the next few years wen... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 20:33:25 EST Hi Everyone Hello Im new to this and haven't quite figured it out yet. I'm ready to change my life and feel alot better about myself I'm excited to use this and get the motivation I need!!!! Sat, 9 Jan 2010 11:01:59 EST My name is Gigi Hello, I have joined for support on my weight loss journy, so please help. Sat, 9 Jan 2010 00:14:47 EST Newbie ready for some changes... Hi everyone! I'm Megan, I'm 23, and I'm ready to get my life back. After being sick for a year and then the birth of my son, I've gotten so unhealthy! I need to lose a little weight, tone up, but most of all , get my health and happiness back. I look forward to the adventure! <BR> <BR> -Megan Fri, 8 Jan 2010 19:33:27 EST Wedding and 10 yr reunion goal! Well, I have not lost my weight from having my son almost 2 yrs ago! My 10 yr class reunion is this summer and my wedding is in September. BUT I am trying to get within 10-20 lbs of my goal weight before I start trying on wedding dresses which I am gonna start trying on wedding dresses in late march or early April. I am trying to get motivated into working out again. I am also trying to fit into my old clothes, I cant afford to buy new ones right now, so I would like to get back into my old o... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 22:34:46 EST Hey there i'm Di and I'm new to the team I've been a spark people memeber off and on since 2008 I believe. I have lsot 20 pounds on this site and I am excited to try and lose the rest to get into a healthy lifestyle. I'm 23 years old and am looking to get thin and healthy so I can start enjoying the real world and not hide from it. I love meeting new people and look forward to getting to know some of you. Feel free to friend me on here and on m,yspace my link is in the other topic. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 11:56:37 EST Hello, Im Kayla and i just singned up. Like i said in the message title my name is Kayla :) Im 20 years old and i would like to loose 20 pounds. I am still in my healthy weight range but i want to be at the lowest weight i can be at to still be healthy. I am almost back to my heaviest weight and i dont like it here. I am used to my slim figure and i want to be that girl again. I have hard times sticking to any weight loss plan but i really like the way this website is built and i think i can stay motivated this time. Wish me luck! Wed, 6 Jan 2010 23:34:12 EST HI im diva408 Im a 28 single mom who need to get back in shape ive been over weight for awhile now and i wasnt happy with the way i looked so i started the program and so far i have lost 3lbs Tue, 5 Jan 2010 11:55:58 EST new to site Hi my name is Cindy I am looking to lose 50lbs and get support along the way I am not looking at this as a diet but a new way of living!Getting older need to get into better shape. Tue, 5 Jan 2010 08:20:18 EST A Warm Hello To Everybody My name is Carolyn. I'm 33, and in the midst of an overhaul of every single aspect of my life, image and lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I enjoy reading and writing, Disneyana, retro television shows, and travel (except for going through the process of boarding a plane, lol) <BR> <BR> By December 31, 2010, I will go from 226.5 lbs to 133 lbs, and I am determined to keep it off always. <BR> <BR> For more, stop by my other blog anytime: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 4 Jan 2010 22:28:05 EST Hello! I'm new here as well, I did request a Myspace add several days ago, but so far haven't been added, I'll keep checking. I really like SparkPeople and look forward to making new friends! Mon, 4 Jan 2010 14:33:58 EST new to SPARKPEOPLE hello everyone i am new here i am just trying to get my self back to the way i was before i had my kids or at least 30 or 40 pounds lighter!!! Mon, 4 Jan 2010 11:31:28 EST NEW MEMBER FROM SOUTHERN OHIO HI ALL! MY DR RECOMMENDED THIS SITE BC SHE SAID IT HAS HELPED HER TREMENDOUSLY LOOSING WEIGHT. I AM A LITTLE APPREHENSIVE LOOSING WEIGHT THIS WAY BUT I AM TO THE POINT RIGHT NOW WHERE I AM WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 13:57:54 EST KARLA FROM LAREDO TX I JUST JOINED TODAY JAN 1, 2010, I AM 25 YEARS OLD, MARRIED, THIRD GRADE TEACHER AND WELL I HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO LOSE WEIGHT ON Y OWN BUT THE THING IS THAT I NEED TO EAT HEALTHY, AND THE ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS WHY I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT AND BE HEALTHY IS BECASUE I AM TRYING TO GET PREGNANT AND I WAS TOLD TO LOSE WEIGHT WHICH WILL HELP ME ALOT! SO I AM HERE LOOKING FOR A MEAL PLAN THAT MY HUSBAND AND I CAN FOLLOW, SEE WE HAVE A VERY BUSY LIFE STYLE AND I DONT HAVE TIME TO COOK A THREE COURS... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 16:38:52 EST Hello Hey my name is Felicia Wed, 30 Dec 2009 23:56:23 EST taking charge I have been a member of this site for a couple of years, but have not been heavily involved. After an exciting year of finishing graduate school and having a baby, I am ready to take charge and develop the healthy lifestyle that my family and I deserve. My focus is less about the numbers on the scale and more on eating well and incorporating exercise into our daily routines. Buddies, advice, and encouragement are much appreciated. I look forward to getting to know everyone! Sat, 26 Dec 2009 23:34:08 EST Greetings! My name is Michele and my husband and I are trying to get an early start on re-vamping our lifestyle prior to the New Year. We are currently in half marathon training and are hoping to complete our first in Feb. We have 5 kids in the house (ages 3-14) and are really just trying to keep all the balls in the air while improving our families health and overall nutrition. Since our life is so busy an internet based motivation program just makes sense! Sat, 26 Dec 2009 01:19:05 EST New to the board and group My page is <BR> <BR> I would love to meet some other people working on losing weight. I'm really working to get this weight off before summer. Fri, 25 Dec 2009 21:10:14 EST Hello I am LoRetta and I am happy to be a part of a community that is willing to support one another on this tough journey. I'm always open to suggestions, recipes, or just anyone in need of a listening ear. I started my journey back in March of this year and am currently down 50lbs. I recently went on a long vacation and was able to maintain my current weight. Now that i'm back home, I'm ready to hit the ground running and the one thing that will help me to achieve my goal is to have the extra sup... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 23:07:29 EST Need suggestions I have been battling my weight since the birth of my first son 9 years ago. Spark people has helped but I am still going over my calorie limit and Im not losing weight. I consistently go 200 calories over. If I try really hard and am hungry most of the day I can stay within the limits. Does anyone have any suggestions that has helped get thru the day. I am miserable and really want to see some success. The worst time of day is evening. I have found chewing gum helps me avoid grazing and wast... Sun, 13 Dec 2009 21:32:00 EST Looking for a Buddy in my area Hello, my name is Rona Philpott. I live in Mohave Valley Arizona, specifically Willow Valley. I am currently semi-retired, working at home and a housewife. I am looing for someone in my area for a buddy. Someone who likes the outdoors, who also needs more motivation. I have been working on a healthier lifestyle, and more active. In January this year I weighed about 240, then by mid-summer I was up to 251! Yikes! At that time I changed our eating habits to the better, less red meat, mor... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:21:25 EST Getting Back on Track Hello all. <BR> <BR> It’s been a while, I know, however, I thought I’d post an update while I have some time on my hands. <BR> <BR> Well, I’ve been bad off / on the last week and a ½ - 2 weeks. Thanksgiving thru me off (as holidays usually do – LOL) and the next week I was sick for several days and laid up in bed (hubby’s orders *LOL*). So I haven’t been really exercising. I’ve been sticking to doing the portion sizes the best I can and not snack so frequently like I usually have been ... Sun, 6 Dec 2009 22:19:41 EST Hi There! Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm not new to SparkPeople; I've been using the site for a while now and I've lost around 30 pounds with it! <BR> <BR> I'm just finally getting around to utilizing the message boards a bit more now. It seems there is a lot of support and friendly people out here that I'd like to get to know better, so here I am! I hope to get to know everyone better, and look forward to seeing you all around! Sun, 6 Dec 2009 22:00:13 EST Hello My name is Ashlie and I have tried this once before, but lacked the motivation I was needing to finish what I started on this website. I am hoping this time will be different since I am close to being 300 pounds and unable to keep up with friends and family any more. Wish me luck and I look forward to getting to know every one. Have a nice day ya'll. Sun, 6 Dec 2009 19:26:27 EST Misty, a mother of 4 in ohio Hi, I am Misty. I just signed up for SparkPeople today! I am excited about starting my weight loss journey! Thu, 3 Dec 2009 21:44:30 EST my name is ashley and i am a 23 year old wife. Im from louisiana. i used to lift weights when i was in highschool. i was on the powerlifting team. i gained about 30 lbs in muscle in 2 years. when i graduated i stopped working out and it mostly all turned to fat. i went to the dr in july of 09 to get some more birthcontrol pills. i weighed in at 234 and was very upset. i wanted to change my life and feel better about myself. he put me on adipex to help get me started. i been off of them for about a month now and i am keeping off the weight... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 21:15:04 EST Luckymom I am the wife to a wonderful man, who is my best friend. I have 3 grown children, sometimes I wonder if they are ever really grown up. I have 10 grandkids, whom I love dearly. The only thing is they live too close, so I see them a lot cause they think my home is a better place to stay at. I live in the country and enjoy deer hunting, fishing and arts and crafts. I teach childrens church for ages 10 and under, sometimes one a little older comes. But I love God and love to make Him proud of me.... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:25:12 EST After a long hiatus, I'm back Today is my 4th day eating healthy and I am doing fine. Sat, 21 Nov 2009 23:21:53 EST *sighs* I don’t know what’s going on with me but it totally shows with what my weight as of a ½ hour ago. <BR> <BR> This is how last week went for me (my range is 1330 – 1680): <BR> 11/10 – 1899 cal. (219 over) <BR> 11/11 – 1278 cal. (good) <BR> 11/12 – 1907 cal. (227 over) <BR> 11/13 – 1753 cal. (73 over) <BR> 11/14 – 1721 cal. (41 over) <BR> 11/15 – 1602 cal. (good) <BR> <BR> See? I only had 2 good days. It’s either eating too much or eating the wrong stuff. And the lack of exercise proba... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 13:22:43 EST Antionette this is my first day on here Sun, 15 Nov 2009 20:15:56 EST SMILING ON THE OUTSIDE BUT CRYIN ON THE INSIDE HI I AM SHY I AM HERE TO GET HELP IN LOSIN WEIGHT MY GOAL IS TO GET DOWN TO 160 AN TO BE HAPPY WITH MY SELF I AM IN NEED OF ALL THE HELP I CAN GET MY SELF ESTEM IS VERY LOW AT THIS TIME Wed, 11 Nov 2009 12:18:51 EST New Hello to all who read this, My name is christina and i am a 28 yr old mother of 4 angels, My daughter Aryahna is 9 , My boys Naythun is 7 , Jayson 5 and Juston 5 months old. My children are every drop of my motivation to reclaiming my life. I am looking forward to sharing my weight loss goal and my personal challenges with everyone as well as learn new things and get advice AND last but not least making some new friends that understand how it is to be big and share some of your goals. Thank y... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 23:40:40 EST Hi everyone I am currently a member of everydayhealth, but often found I had problems getting on the site. My future sister-in-law told me about this site so I thought I would give it a try. I am 34 and the mother of 4 children, ages 9 months, 7 years, 9 years, and 10 years. I am one who does not always have the best motivation, but try to get some form of exercise in during the day. I love to walk, but it is beginning to get colder out, and I HATE being out in the cold! I am just hoping I find the suppo... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 23:06:46 EST hello Hi everyone my name is Nichole I was currently a member of my fitness friends but they kinda simmered out a bit so i decided to check this sight out and am hoping it is more active. I am 28 i'm 5'7 and weigh 188lbs and would like to get down to 130-140lbs I have two beautiful children and a wonderful boyfriend who i would like to look glamorous for(although he says i already do) I really lack motivation and get bored of exercise routines. if anyone knows of any exciting and fun exercise routi... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 14:12:10 EST Bengals Fan with all my heart Hello my name is Tammie I am soon to be 49 and I am very weak. I just started to walk on a tread mill for 5 min. a time on Monday but today Thursday I can walk up to 25 min.I need to build body strenth and tone my body that I have just let go down hill.I have 5 boys youngest is 18 and 13 grandchildren youngest is 2.I not only want this for my self but also for my family and husband.I do give up fast and have no ideal what foods I need to eat to lose weight. We live on a very tight budget so I... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 15:34:36 EST Hi! Hi, my name is Cindy, I am 31 years old and live in Blythe. I am a single mother of 2 boys (sges 7 and12). I have decided to join sparks to help me lose weight for myself, my wedding (6/12/2010) and my boys. Thu, 29 Oct 2009 16:01:22 EST Hey, I am new Hello everyone, I am new here. I am 28 and can barely fit into any of my clothes, so I decided I have to loose weight cause buying larger clothes is just not an option. Before I had my son I weighed 130, when I went into labor I was at a whopping 228. Once I got divorced I lost a great deal of weight and went down to 160, then gradually went right back up to 180 where I was able to stay for a while. I just finished LPN school a few months ago and now weigh about 222 or something. You wou... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 23:09:00 EST Hi. It's skpoem. Hi. I'm a LDS mom. I had 4 kids then got a divorce (due to extreme circumstances). I then met someone from high school who was also married and divorced (due to similar circumstances). He had two children. The day, or day after, we got married I got pregnant with twins. They are almost a year and a half old. I spend my time running kids to school, cleaning, and just being a mom! I'd like to get back in school this January as I had to quit due to the twin pregnancy! My oldest 4 are 11... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:43:34 EST Hello Everyone I am new to SP Hi, my name is Kara, i found this site through yahoo, I am lloking forward to gettong healthy. I have tried many times to lose weight and i one fall back is motivation, I tend to get discouraged, I am hoping to find an online friend who can help me to reach my goals and help me stay motivated. Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:30:41 EST Newbie Hi! My name is Rashanna Wade. I joined sparkpeople in March 2007. I just came back September 9, 2009. Since then I have lost 17 pounds. Since 2007 I have lost 29 pounds. My goal is to lose 159 pounds. Please add on myspace. My url is Just let me know if your from SP. Good luck to all who read this! Sun, 18 Oct 2009 16:51:22 EST New Girl >,> Hi! My name is Amanda. I am 23 and I have 2 kids (a boy and a girl). My goal is literally to cut my weight in half by Jan 1st, 2011, learn a new healthy lifestyle that not only I can follow but that I can teach my little ones so that they will not have to battle the fight I am right now. I love to talk and I'm not shy so please feel free to send me a message or comment and I'll be sure to reply! Hope to chat with you soon. Sat, 17 Oct 2009 13:31:20 EST Hello. . . Hi everybody. I just heard about this place, i'm 22 almost 23 sittin at a weight of 284. This is my first REAL diet, and i'm hoping with enough effort i can lose enough weight and pack on enough muscle to play football again. . . <em>224</em> Mon, 12 Oct 2009 13:24:47 EST New to SparkPeople Hi everyone I'm new here and I'm going to try and get the help I need. I have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, had a small stroke in April and I am about 50 pounds overweight. Guess you could say I really have my work cut out for me. Fri, 9 Oct 2009 16:03:02 EST Just me Hi! Iam excited to have found this site ,thanks to my daughter thats on this also.we are working together trying to lose weight and start a healthly eating plan.thanks for all the support and let s all blast that fat!!!lol Tue, 6 Oct 2009 17:36:15 EST Hello to all Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Phoebe from San Diego. I just turned 30 this year and don't have a ton of weight to loose, but it seems hard to stay on track. Usually I will loose 5 pounds really easy one week, but the next week it comes right back. I need to stay focused. It is my goal to start 2010 at my goal weight and not to be starting another diet. If anyone is in the same boat send me a message so we can help each other out. Nice to meet all of you :) Tue, 6 Oct 2009 13:36:44 EST Hello, new here Hello, my name is Gary, I am 47 years old. May of 2008 I weight 260lbs and had high blood pressure, high colesteral, high Trigleceries and elavated suger levals. Since I start my weight loss I have droped to 165 lbs and am in much better health. Now I am looking for fitness and nutruition ideals as weight maintance can be harder than weight loss. Plus I would like to loose that last 5 lbs. I am 5'11 also. Sat, 3 Oct 2009 20:38:45 EST HI HI MY NAME IS ASHLEY AND I AM TRING TO LOSE WIGHT... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 16:51:58 EST Need help losing weight Hello everyone. I know I am like veryone one else here. I want to lose weight, and found that I couldn't do it by myself, so I ended up here to get some motivation to get the weight off. My biggest problem is rice, and cakes of any kind. I am from the south, therefore I love my rice and cake, and I crave it like a pregnant woman. If anyone has any advice on what foods I can eat to carve those cravings please feel free to let me know. Thanks. Sun, 27 Sep 2009 11:33:41 EST Hello one and all Hello Hello Hello! I've been a member of this team for a while now, but haven't gotten around to posting any thing yet. I am 26 (almost 27. Shh! Don't tell anyone. LOL), a mother of two boys, 3 and 2, and I work full time as well as a little part time work an hour or two a day. Life is crazy, but I am done making excuses. I love Sparkpeople, and I love Myspace, so it'll be fun to get to know you folks. Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:21:26 EST Marc Excited to be part of community and track progress. Have a lot to look forward to. I am working a 12-step program for my food ADDICTION. The program is FA (Food Addicts Recovery Anonymous), which follows a structured food plan and a way of life not a diet. If anyone is interested in knowing more let me know. It is a wonderful program and goes beyond OA (Overeaters Anonymous) that does not have a food plan. I have been on the program 3 weeks and already seen big improvements in my health... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:51:01 EST hey Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself i'm Susin and am back and ready to do this. Spark is the most motivational and successful diet program I have tried. Sat, 19 Sep 2009 11:17:23 EST Hello So i just join this site and im liking what im seeing.. Oh yeah i should start off by saying my name is Amanda but most call me Mandy. Im 25yrs old and currectly live in Seattle,WA and have been overweight since i was about 8 but it was when i hit 13 when it started to become a big problem in my life. I have tried it all and nothing really stuck so im hoping to have finally found my plan that works and i dont get to bored with it. Sat, 19 Sep 2009 06:09:53 EST First Proper Diet and New to This site Hi My name is Nikita, I'm 19, Imy son is nearly 2 months old and I've only recently been told I'm allowed to go on a diet by my doctor. <BR> So I want to do this seriously - It's hard doing it on my own so I bought my first Health and Fitness Magazine and I found this website in there - and I must say i'm soooooo pleased that i bought that magazine! <BR> <BR> This website is fantastic although its a little difficult to nagivate around but i'll get the hang of it :) <BR> <BR> I'm looking t... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 08:05:42 EST Ref: me Hi, my name is Marion, i signed up here to try and lose weight; but to be honest i haven't got a clue what i'm doing, and i haven't a clue as to how to gauge my weight, etc <BR> <BR> Regards to all <BR> MARION Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:47:12 EST Time for a change, and a change in my life it is! Hi everyone, My name is Karen. I am 22 years old and from Vermont. I have lots of interests, to many for this. But I will give you a few of them. Animals are a big passion of mine, dogs are on the top. I love doing things with my dog like going for walks, to the park, playin fetch and stuff like that. I also like to bowl, go on long drives, playing with my nephews. My goals are to lose 70 lbs in a year, to learn how to keep track of the foods I take in and how many calories they are. To help ... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 23:02:31 EST ready to lose all thiz junk hi my name is sergio and im from tx. im a dj and a old car restorer.. im glad i found this site because ive been tryin so hard to lose all this you call fat... i wana be able to look good for myself and for the ladies... i want to be able to take of my shirt and notbe emberrassed of it... i know that with the help of all of you i can accomplish my goal, thanx so much Mon, 7 Sep 2009 22:54:06 EST Newby to group here!! <em>213</em> <BR> Just stopping in to say "Hi"!! New to this group and would like to introduce myself! <BR> My name is Deanna, I am 46 years young, I have 3 grown children, 2 grandchildren and 1 more on the way this month!!! I have been on MySpace for years now and saw this group and thought I would try it out!! <BR> I have quite a bit of weight to lose, I have been on Spark for about a month and a half, fell off the wagon (so to speak) just recently and decided to start all over again!! ... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 15:02:08 EST Need to loose the remaining 20lbs ... Hey ... my name is Rosine. I am 21 y.o. and a full time nursing student and part time employee. The original reason why I checked out this site is because I need to loose some weight to physically lookd for a wedding on November 21, 2009. In the long run ... I need to do this for my overall health. I lost 30lbs by simply cutting out the junk foods over the past three years. I have had a lot more energy since. Now ... I have 20 more stuborn pounds to go. Fri, 4 Sep 2009 21:19:49 EST Greetings everyone... I'm new here at SparkPeople, and just thought I'd say "hello"! <BR> <BR> I'm 36, have yo-yo dieted for the past 15 years and have decided that it finally has to stop. My birthday is next week, and by NEXT year's birthday I hope to be at my goal weight. I'm hoping that a community of others looking to do the same thing will help with my motivation! :o) <BR> <BR> ~ bridgejc Fri, 4 Sep 2009 15:41:51 EST Hello spark!!!!! My name is charkenna and i am ready for a change. I want to look and feel better. My goal is to lose 20 pounds in a healthy way. This is my 4th day on spark and so far so good. The site layout and features are great. I even made sum new friends already. I really enjoy meeting new people so feel free to email me.Thanks so much for reading!!!! Fri, 4 Sep 2009 10:55:34 EST HELLO I'M 44 YEARS OLD AND I'M A EMPTY NESTER, I USE TO STAY ACTIVE WITH MY KIDS BUT NOW THAT THEY ARE ALL GONE AND ON THERE OWN I'VE GAINED ALOT OF WEIGHT AND HAVE DEVELOPED ALOT OF HEALTH ISSUES, MY GOAL IS TO LOOSE WEIGHT AND BECOME HEALTHY, I LACK MOTIVATION AND SELF ESTEEM WHICH I'M HOPING TO GET HERE THANKS Thu, 3 Sep 2009 21:39:53 EST Hi everyone... I'm new to this... it really is 1:32 am and I couldn't sleep cause I was to busy thinking about how unhappy I am with my body so here I am getting ready to do something about it... <BR> <BR> NICKI Thu, 3 Sep 2009 04:34:19 EST BCONNOR1959 hELLO <BR> MY NAME IS BRENDA AND I AM NEW TO THE GROUP. I AM TRYING TO LOOSE THOSE LAST 10-15 POUNDS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS. HELP! I CAN GO ALL DAY WITHOUT EATING BUT I DONT GET MUCH EXERCISE. I WAS INJURED ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO AND BROKE MY BACK AND NECK AFTER HAVING 4 SURGERIES I CAN NOW JOIN THE GYM-WATER AEROBICS ONLY WITH CARDIO LIKE THE TREADMILL IS MY LIMIT! I HOPE TO GET SOME ENCOURAGEMENT HERE AND MAYBE MAKE A FEW FRIENDS ALONG THE WAY. AFTER A DIVORCE, I HAVE FINALLY MOVED HOME (LAKE CH... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 18:13:16 EST just introducing myself i guess! Just joined this site, we'll see what happens! Tue, 1 Sep 2009 13:25:18 EST Excited, Intrigued, Determined...With Your Help! Hi there! <BR> Wow, this has been fun! I have found so many things to do & helpful resources on <BR> I am eager to learn how to put sparkpeople to work for me in every way possible. I want to get tools, tricks, secrets, motivation, & tips from users like you. Eventually I want to be able to share my own! <BR> I am on day goal is to make sparpeople a lifestyle change that is consistent & second nature...not just a "weight loss" program. <BR> Eager to meet you all! Tue, 1 Sep 2009 10:20:36 EST Hello Hi, i am a 52 year old mother of three girls, and need to lose weight. I have tried weight watchers and have been successful but once i quit, i always put the weight back on. I need support and hopefully this will be it. Hope to lose weight and make many friends on sp. Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:31:54 EST Hi every one my name is kati and I had my son 9mo ago. I have been trying to loose the lbs i gained due to the pregnancy since then. Whish me luck!!! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:22:03 EST Deb in Ar- new and going to do this different Hi everyone! I am new here and ready to make a change. I am a mom of 2, my oldest is 19 and married,my baby is turning 16 in October. I have been married for 20 years to my best friend and a wonderful father, Anthony. He has loved me no matter what size I have been.... Two years ago I was wearing a nice size 14 and weighing in at 190ish lbs. Now.... I am wearing who knows what size (its all stretchy stuff) and weighing in (i guess) around 245lbs. I am gonna weigh myself tomorrow and see where... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:54:48 EST Tired of being heavy in Chatham Ontario.... Hello, I am in Chatham, Ontario, Canada and i am fat! I think SparkPeople is pretty cool. I am setting of an my journey to find a healthier life and a more active lifestyle. Buddies welcome, we cant do it alone. Well we can, but buddies make us more successful. Sun, 30 Aug 2009 09:36:03 EST HELLO EVERYONE!! Hi my name is Hortencia a former gestational diebetes and now high blood pressure sufferer, of course overwight and trying to eat healthy and try to prevent early diabetes, I really hope this will help , nice meeting you all! Wed, 26 Aug 2009 08:51:06 EST Overweight and feeling it!! UGH Hey everyone!!! I'm 30 years old, a mother of 3 children, and VERY unhealthy!! I just want to be able to do simple tasks again without hurting all over and feeling like I'm 100 years old.! This site looks totally great and I know it will be a great tool in my long journey!!! Looking forward to meeting new friends along the ride!!! Wed, 26 Aug 2009 01:26:50 EST New here Hello this is new to me! Hope to meet some people to support who I can support and Hope to loose the weight! Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:05:27 EST Hey I am Courtnie Hey my name is Courtnie, I would like to introduce myself to everyone that is here. I am here to lose weight and get back in shape. I am here to make friends that will support me in my journey to lose weight. I am here to support others in their goals as well. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:52:57 EST DEE i have been heavy all of my life and its hard to lose the weight i was on herbalife and was at one time 325 now i am 250 and i only wear a size 14,16 and 18 so i have the weight in all the right places but it would be nice to lose 110 pounds and do it safe. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:18:50 EST Mytime22 This is a most interesting time in my life. I am so excited that God has blessed me to feel good and positive about all the great opportunities that are here now and lie ahead for me. Each day is another day to enjoy the sunrise, my plants, do that exercise which I have been putting off, to become more tech savvy and meet more interesting, posiive people. I am not much of a group person, do not have female buddies, just want to be the best person I can be and enjoy life. Now, not later. Mon, 24 Aug 2009 14:33:40 EST About me I am a 20 year old female that takes care of the elderly on more than a full-time basis. I have spent most of my life trying to take care of others and ignoring the fact that I also have to care for myself. I didn't start going to a regular physician until a couple of weeks ago when I could feel my heart beat in my head. I've always had high blood pressure,but I didn't realize how big a problem it really was. Now I am trying to take care of me. Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:31:59 EST Nan Hi everyone, I am really enjoying this site. I have gotten some very nice welcomes, thank you. Hope everyone is doing great! Nan Sat, 22 Aug 2009 16:50:21 EST hello hello there my name is rebecca and im new to this so any advice would be great , i am trying to lose 80 pounds by the end of june 2010 so i dont have to feel like i cant go out in public or lay on my front lawn without someone laughing or telling my kids that there mom is fat. Well im glad to have the support of other people that are just like me and understand the struggles i face everyday so thank you and god bless. Sat, 22 Aug 2009 08:23:08 EST Army Wife and New Mommy. Title pretty self explanatory.I am an Army Wife.We just had our first son.Born July 14.2009.I gained 73 pounds being pregnant with him.And well I didnt lose the weight I thought I would drop like every other girl I know.So here I am crossing my fingers this works.Im 22.Lovin Life.Being Supportive to my husband and his career.Spending alot of time with Aayden(our son).I love my life. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:39:20 EST A new girl in town Hey fellow sparkees, I just thought Id drop in and say hi. I'm looking forward to inspiring and being inspired. <BR> <BR> We can do it! Wed, 19 Aug 2009 21:32:30 EST sheri Hello I am a single mom with 2 beautiful girls ages 9 & 22, and a 3 year old grandson. I like what I see so far as I have tried many fad diets and have failed. I plan on working hard to reach my goals and make a difference in my life and let my family know that you can lead a happy life without extreme food consumption. <BR> Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:00:09 EST Hi,,,,my weight loss journey! chek out my blog and sparkpage Fri, 14 Aug 2009 00:39:17 EST New to I just discovered this website by a friend.. I have a large amount of weight to lose and am not sure how well i'm gonna be able to do. I would love any suggestions anyone has to give Thu, 13 Aug 2009 22:06:19 EST Hello My name is Renee and after many excuses as why I shouldn't join I did! I was skinny until I had surgery about 10 years ago and over the past 10 years I've gained 45 lbs! had to buy a completely new wardrobe which I hate! I went from a size 12-14 to a size 18 :-( I've tried just about every diet in the book (without the exercise of course) and nothing has worked. I'm ready to get serious and do what I truly need to do. Thank you for listening. Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:41:08 EST A shoutout from Hayti, MO I am 34 years old and haven't had weight issues till now. I am looking for a support group to help and motivate me. Mon, 10 Aug 2009 22:38:33 EST Single Mommy Hello all, my name is Crystal. I am a single mother of one beautiful baby boy named Tanner. He is 11wks old. I am working on losing this baby weight and more so that I can eventually get into the Navy Reserves. I hope to get to know all of my fellow Myspacers. Sun, 9 Aug 2009 17:54:20 EST Stay At Home Mom I am a stay at home mom of two boys 6 years and 3 months. I gained 90 pounds with my first son and have struggled for the past 6 years trying to lose the last 30 pounds, when I got pregnant with my second son I was so worried that I would gain more weight I was crazy about the food I ate and getting regular exercise and it paid off, I only gained 26 pounds and lost it all within the first 3 weeks after my son was born. Fast forward 3 months and I have fallen back into my old eating habits a... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 22:16:06 EST Hello! Hi! My name is dana and i am 26 year old mom of 2 boys (5 years and 8 moths old). I am a yoyo dieter who mainly stuck to "Atkins" and now need to change my diet and life for not only me but my family. Looking for friends and support! Thu, 6 Aug 2009 16:16:39 EST Hello my name is Nancy My name is Nancy I am a college student hoping to graduate this spring. I just got married this past March to a wonderful man. I am trying to get into a more healthy life style and lose weight. I hope to give and receive motivation and support from groups and other people. I am a really nice person looking to meet friends with similar interests and goals. Wed, 5 Aug 2009 05:11:41 EST Hi Everyone! I am so new to this but I am praying and hoping this helps me on my weight loss journey. I am in a program "Weight & Wellness" thru Willis Knighton. I have had some ups and downs both emotionaly <BR> and physical. Not everyone around me wants me to change. I am afraid I will lose some people that are <BR> close to me. This is my time in my life to help me. Being the oldest child I have taken care of everyone else <BR> but ME ! I am praying for new friends on the same journey I am ! <BR> Ali... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 16:23:00 EST Hi I just wanted to say hi to everyone. I'm Vikki, and looking to change my life for the better. I'm not looking to be thin, just want to be healthy. I want to be able to look in the mirror and find myself attractive again. I just want to love me, so I decided to join SparkPeople and really put the effort into losing weight this time. Tue, 4 Aug 2009 00:05:20 EST I am Sunny..... fatnsunny I am a 34 yr old mom of three (2 teens and a pre-schooler). I have recently become "settled" with myself. I became a single woman and dated for a while and am now in a steady relationship. I have become comfortable and then one day I looked in the mirror and I am twice the woman I once was. I want to lose weight and become healthier so I can be the mom and girlfriend that I want to be..... more energy, more fun, more life Sun, 2 Aug 2009 19:26:41 EST New to the site Hello everyone ~ just a introduction about be. I new to the site and have lots to look forward to. Needing to loose over 50 lbs since I have quit smoking 2 years ago. Now that I have beat the habit, it is time to work on the weight. Biggest problem I have is food taste sooo good now!! LOL <BR> Tried WW, pills, adkins and more WW but hard to find verity in foods to keep it going. Any ideas?? I get bored with the same meals everyday with the low points for WW and can't seem to find food to m... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 02:36:51 EST Any ideas on a water-aerobics chamber???? Ok, I have a question/idea that I am wondering about.....would ANYBODY have any ideas of a cheap way I could fix a water tank thingy that I could get into daily or every other day or so and do standing water aerobics and run or walk using the bouyancy of the water to help me stand and walk. I was thinking like an oak whiskey/wine barrell or something like that-that I could fill and empty pretty easily. Everybody said get a pool or a hottub/whirlpool/jaccuzi but I can't afford nothing like t... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 17:56:10 EST Hi Everyone I just joined Sparkpeople and I am so excited. I have tried more times than I can count to lose weight the wrong way. This time I am determined to make lifestyle changes to benefit both me and my family. I can definitely use some encouragement. I would also love to hear success stories using Sparkpeople. I have heard so much about it on TV, I hope it works for me! Thu, 30 Jul 2009 19:18:55 EST Hi Everyone I just joined Sparkpeople and I am so excited. I have tried more times than I can count to lose weight the wrong way. This time I am determined to make lifestyle changes to benefit both me and my family. I can definitely use some encouragement. I would also love to hear success stories using Sparkpeople. I have heard so much about it on TV, I hope it works for me! Thu, 30 Jul 2009 19:18:53 EST Hi everyone! I'm New at this! Hi everyone! My name is Kayla! I am wanting to meet new people and need lots of motivation to help me reach my goal! Tue, 28 Jul 2009 16:57:19 EST MAFIA WARS does anyone play mafia wars on myspace? <BR> if u want to mob-up <BR> my name is seabee2525 on there <BR> thanks jim Sun, 26 Jul 2009 10:00:35 EST Pippi Hello Everyone, <BR> I am here to lose my stomach fat and fat in other areas but mainly stomach fat. I gained the fat after having four kids that I love very much. Before I had kids I weighed 125 lbs but now I weigh 158lbs. I already have very low self esteem about myself but am trying to overcome that and losing some of the fat (especially the stomach) well help build my self esteem. And with your help and motivation of others I think I can achieve my goal. <BR> Good Luck to all Sat, 25 Jul 2009 02:51:24 EST Single parent in need a new start Hello, I live in Houston, TX. I just joined this program and need to lose 40 lbs before Dec. I'm graduating from college with a degree in Environmental Management and I want to look good for the career change. Fri, 24 Jul 2009 22:05:02 EST My Myspace Page<BR>g Fri, 24 Jul 2009 18:31:51 EST getting in better shape. i hope i can get on a menu program that can help me get rid of weigh and feel better.i'm 63 have had 5 children lost one in 2001 second marriage with 3 adopted adult children,with soon to be 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild on way.was a chef at a country club cna at hospital and secretary at our diesel repair business .now diabled with arthritis. Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:57:16 EST About Me Hi my name is Latarsha Lamb. I am 22 yrs old and I'm from the state of Georgia. I'm a parent a 2, a boy (3yrs) and a girl (4months). I gained an excessive amount of weight when I was pregnant wit my son almost a 100lbs I think and after I had him some of the weight went off but it came right back because I wasn't eating right so now I'm like 230 or 240lbs. Well finally, I decided I needed to lose weight some kind of way and a friend of mind suggested I try this oatmeal diet(eat oatmeal 3 time... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 13:40:24 EST Hello I'm not sure what to post here, other than I found this place through another site - well, people talking about the site and how much they liked it. My goal is to loose weight by next July - getting myself to under 200 lbs. On a more immediate scale, I have goals of tracking both calories and calorie burning. Thu, 23 Jul 2009 02:16:05 EST Workin' On It Hello! My name is Laura and I'm just trying this out to keep myself on track and motivated. I am trying to get healthy and in shape to join the Air Force. I am trying to prove to myself that I can do anything and I want to be an inspiration to my nephew when he gets older. That's my goal and I'm not sure what else to put but that's where I stand at the moment. Tue, 21 Jul 2009 23:06:47 EST Size 7 again not jus n my dreams Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Dee I'm 5'2 and 193lb of not so fun or happy... Just signed and ready to change that dame the mirror. Mon, 20 Jul 2009 05:47:13 EST Hello New Friends, Hello everyone my name is LaQuita. As you know im new here, im looking for a better way to lose the weight ad keep it of the right way. Right now i need some help getting started im stuck i dont know how to use this program. Please sum ideas with me im open and so eager to achieve this goal and would like all the help i can get. ... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 00:12:06 EST I had gastric bypass. Hi My name is Bonnie. I just turned 30 last month and I had gastric bypass in November of 2006. I have lost 135 lbs and am just looking to lose a few more and really start excercising to firm up. I don't have a lot of friends to support me since my surgery so I could really use some support and I'm looking forward to support others as well. <BR> Nice to meet everybody! Fri, 17 Jul 2009 18:43:33 EST New to the team Oops I posted in the wrong spot! Wed, 15 Jul 2009 21:33:38 EST Spokane Mil Girl saying hello I'm a 23 (Oct 30th) year old college student who lives in Spokane, Washington. I was born and raised in Montana until I moved to Spokane with my now ex-husband. <BR> <BR> I am now dating the most awesome and loving man who is a college student, ROTC Cadet, single father of 3 and Sergent in the Army National Guard. He did two tours in Iraq as a Signal Corps phone operator while he did his six years active duty in the Army. <BR> <BR> My major is in music, and I'm currently completing an A.A... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 19:37:48 EST new I'm new to this site and my doctor recommended it to look up nut. values for food, but cant seem to find on here what i'm look' n for! HELP PLEASE! LOL <BR> THANKS Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:27:04 EST hi i've been at this a while and i have a question for those who have a support system. how do you get a support system or team? <em>100</em> Tue, 14 Jul 2009 12:37:48 EST Hi My name is Katie and I am very new to the idea of exercising everyday and eating right. I have never had a problem keeping weight off in the past but I'm finding as I get older that the weight just keeps slowly climbing and not just coming off at will. Tue, 14 Jul 2009 12:04:25 EST Rhonda1171 Hello everyone~ I am not good at introducing or starting conversation. I am very happy I found this web site. I actually found it looking for work out routines. I am a married mom with past medical and future medical conditions but I am looking to find life again. Thank you to everyone who sent me welcome letter. I look forward to making friends/buddies and hope to give as much help and motivation as I will need for myself. Have a wonderful evening. Mon, 13 Jul 2009 21:33:35 EST You've Got to be KIDDING! I can't believe this website has been here all along and I never knew about it. My daughter suggested I join and I am so glad I did! I am excited about it! Ready, set, let's lose 50 pounds! Sat, 11 Jul 2009 16:18:31 EST Hello my name is Karla I've been apart of Spark People for less than 24 hours and I am wondering how I got along without it!! <BR> <BR> I'm so excited I can't wait to post my weight loss. I've been on many sites and have never ran into one like this. It's awesome. I enjoy reading everyone's stories. They're so motivating!! I've had many people welcome me and that just makes it even more appealing!!! I thank you all in advance for all the help and encouragement and my prayer is that I can be the same to you. <... Sat, 11 Jul 2009 14:26:23 EST Friends needed! I am looking for a on-line friend for weekly weigh in's and motivation! You can contact me on here, MySpace (, or I can give you my e-mail address... Currently I am doing Weight Watchers and using this site. I am using my Disney World Vacation in March as motivation (so I actually can wear a bathing suit w/o feeling like crap) Thanks for reading my add! Good luck on your weight loss journey!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ~Megan <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 8 Jul 2009 11:43:33 EST Hi my name's Darla I am glad to have found your site in helping me to lose my chlostor is high and I was 165 lbs and I am now down to 153lbs.I cut out soda's and junk food.It was hard but I done it.I can use some help on the right foods I need to eat and portion sizes.Thanks Tue, 7 Jul 2009 13:56:44 EST Hi. I'm new, from Oklahoma. My goal is to loose 50 pounds by spring of next year. This site is a great encouragement. It offers so much. Mon, 6 Jul 2009 21:14:46 EST