SparkPeople Pre-Baby Weight Management (PBWM) Team Messageboard Welcome! This is a team dedicated to help women get healthy enough to have children! Lose the pounds, inches and get in shape for a happy, healthy pregnacy! SparkPeople Pre-Baby Weight Management (PBWM) Team Messageboard Putting TTC on hold to take care of me! My husband and I decided to put a hold on our current TTC plans for about 6 months. I had a miscarriage in December and we started TTC again this month with no luck. So I took it as a sign that I need to stop and take care of myself for a little while so I can become the BEST possible version of myself before we TTC again. I want to be a healthy and happy momma! <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose as much weight by our anniversary on October 2 and then start TTC again. I'd love to lose 50 pounds bu... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:33:54 EST New Member Hi All, <BR> <BR> My name is Miriam and I am 28, newly married, and hoping to get to a healthy weight before my first pregnancy. I was on spark people previously but kind of fell out of touch with it for a while. My weight has been creeping up for a while now and somehow got to 180 without me really noticing it! It went down a bit before the wedding but since then (this past October), I've gained about 15 pounds. <BR> <BR> My husband and I have been together for 9 years and w... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:02:33 EST Hello out there. Hi, is anyone still using this team?? i was so excited when i saw that there was a team for this as my goal this year is to get in shape before august. Come August my husband and i are going to start trying ofr a baby. I noticed however taht no one has been posting to this teams page. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:32:19 EST ITS TIME TO GET THIS BOARD ACTIVE AGAIN!! Ok. I see that this board has been inactive for a while. I am sure that I am not the only woman on Spark people, that needs this Spark team to help get them on track to a healthier lifestyle before baby. So CALLING ALL SPARK PEOPLE to get this board up and running again!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 15:23:04 EST Hi I am 26 and have been married for almost 3 years. I have a beautiful baby girl 16 months. We have been ttc for a year. We lost a baby at about 8 or 9 weeks about 4 months ago. I need some motivation to find ways to stay active besides chasing a tot over the back of the couch. The hardest part of dieting for me is craving comfort food and midnight snacks. I am hoping that by losing weight I can regulate my hormones and get pregnant. Sat, 9 Jun 2012 01:51:32 EST Hello I am Kiayani and I am approaching my second wedding anniversary on my birthday April 28th. We have two beautiful girls and are wanting to have more children. We are very active in church and spend lots of family time together and with other married couples/families. I had tubal after the birth of my second child, and then had them reversed about a year after I was married. We have concieved once since the reversal, which ended in miscarriage. My doctor advised me to get my weight down before ... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:54:40 EST Hi everybody!! Hello everyone. I am Samantha. i am 25 years old and live in Louisville Kentucky. I suffer from PCOS (for those of you who don't know it is polycystic ovarian syndrome) which makes it very difficult to lose weight, but I was told by my gyno that I need to lose about 100 lbs in order to have a healthy pregnancy. My husband and I are hoping to start trying this time next year and I have about 80 lbs to go. I'm determined to make this happen because we want a family so badly, but I know tha... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:04:08 EST Migraine management Starting a special elimination diet this weekend to hopefully figure out what triggers my migraines. Sometimes I can get them under control, but when I'm pregnant (throughout my full term pregnancy AND my recent miscarriage) they are just so rampant. So, I'm finally commiting to the crazy strict diet and will slowly add other foods back in after 3 weeks to see what reactions I may or may not have. Wish me luck! Wed, 25 May 2011 16:49:44 EST HI! I'm Ash. My partner and I have been engaged for the last 6 months and are eager to start our family. Planning to start trying in september for a wee one :) Would love to make friends with new people! Fri, 20 May 2011 21:57:05 EST Hi Hi everyone im new to the group, ive been using spark people on and off for about 5 years now and always do well then stop using it and the weight all piles on again. I am going to start trying for a baby this June and am hoping to be within my healthy weight range by then so 1 stone 3lbs to go (i've already lost 1 and a half stone, it was 3 stone but i put back on a stone and half so here goes again xxx Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:42:42 EST Hi! Hi everybody! <BR> I am new to this forum. I have started the steps for infertility testing and know that one thing will be common and that is my weight. I want to make sure I can get my body as healthy as possible in this process. Good luck to all! Tue, 8 Mar 2011 10:54:37 EST Hello My name is Gretchen. I'm 30, and I'm from Tampa, Florida. I've been living in Glasgow in Scotland for the past 3 1/2 years with my husband. I've lost 13 lbs so far and have at least 77 more to go. I have a few things that are motivating me right now but I'm always looking for more because I'm not stopping till i get there. Then I can set new goals. I'm also trying to lose weight so I can get pregnant. Don't have much control over that at the moment so I'm concentrating on losing weight as it'... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:14:23 EST Greetings! I am 28 and almost 11 years later, still trying to work off baby weight! I tend to roller coaster and get bored easily with dieting and workouts. I love Turbo Jam & ChaLEAN but lack time and motivation. It's frustrating even with a great support system at home. <BR> <BR> I like to read, I enjoy all kinds of music though The Beatles are first and foremost. I spend more time and money than I should on movies and old television shows. I work full-time and run an ecommerce business as well as M... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:51:49 EST I'm back! Hi Everyone! I'm back after getting several diagnosis. I have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and several other autoimmune disorders. I also found out that I have a blood marker that can cause Preeclampsia and also had low vitamin D that can cause Preeclampsia. So now my D levels are up and my energy is up a bit. I need to get some weight off before getting pregnant and also to help the bursitis in my hips and arthritis in my knees! Hubby and I are going away for my birthday in a few w... Fri, 28 May 2010 12:04:29 EST Hi I'm new! Hi everyone!I've actually been a member of sparkpeople for a while now. I recently got married to my long-time sweetie, and now we're thinking about expanding our family. I want to lose the extra weight from my previous baby first. I'm happy to be able to join with others that have the same goal as I do. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 17:13:13 EST Hello, I'm new to the group Hello all! My name is Emilie and I am new to this group. I have been on SparkPeople for about 3 months now. My husband and I have been married for 5 years now and are planning trying for kids next year. I figured this is a good group to join so I can get tips on how to make it easier! Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:51:38 EST Hi, I'm new! Hi everyone, I just started with SparkPeople, and I'm excited. My name is Kena, I'm a 22 year old stay at home mom and student. My husband is in the Army, and we're currently residing in Colorado. I'm overweight from my last pregnancy with my son, and my husband and I decided we wanted to start trying for #2, but it seems to be harder being overweight, so I'm sure I'll benefit from this place a lot. <em>30</em> Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:03:27 EST I'm NEW!!! :) Hey Team! My name is Kim and I just started on this site. I love it. I am looking for people that can motivate and share their stories with me and help me along with my journey. I am at a new path in my life, my husband and I are TTC and I want to be healthy when I bring a new life into this world. :) Tue, 9 Feb 2010 02:12:43 EST I'm new! Hi, everyone! I'm a 24-year-old mother of 2, thinking about having baby #3, but I need to lose a lot of weight first. Giving myself until August to lose (hopefully) about 50 pounds, then it's baby-making time! lol Mon, 8 Feb 2010 17:24:42 EST New to the group and saying hello Wow! it is great to find out a group like this exist. My husband and I will be trying to have a baby later this year but I have to drop a lot of weight first. 100+ lbs. I've made a start but hope groups like this will keep me on track. Thanks for putting it together. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 22:23:51 EST New to Group and looking for a buddy. Today is my second day of trying to change my life in order to feel better and help making a baby a lot easier. I am currently trying to get pregnant but my doctor said it would be ok to try losing some weight at the same time. As long as I don't go below 1200 cal a day. I really want to have someone that we can pass back-n-forth our food journal and excises journals. Having someone to feel accountable to is very important to me. If anyone is interested please let me know. <em>9</em> Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:38:34 EST Newbie says "Hello!" Hi! I'm Cait, and I'm trying to lose weight so that I can be in a better position to conceive next year. I want to lose at least 50lbs before my husband and I take the parenting plunge and I need all the help I can get! I can't wait to get to know you all, and I hope I can make some new friends here! Sun, 10 Jan 2010 01:38:04 EST Starting new. Hi, <BR> I'm new to the team. I am planning on losing weight before I get pregnant. My husband and I are going to start trying this summer. I have 36 lbs to lose to meet my healthy weight. I want to do this not only for the baby, but for me! I am already miserable being this heavy, let alone throwing a baby into the mix. I am looking for a spark buddy, so if anyone is interested please let me know! <BR> Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:04:53 EST Starting a new I am a newlywed looking forward to starting a family.. I am looking for all the advice that can be given from watching what I eat, to exercises, to quitting smoking, & ttc... I am so excited that my life is finally taking a turn for the better & I can only imagine what it is going to look like a year from now.. Hope to get to know y'all & make some new friends... Thanks in advance... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 16:10:03 EST Need a new team leader I have not been able to keep up with being the leader. I am sorry for this. Things in my life are very busy and I haven't been taking time for my weight loss. I am trying to get back on track and would love to be active in the group. However, I don't have the time to dedicate to being the leader. If you are interested please let me know. Tue, 4 Aug 2009 08:14:07 EST i was ask to say something about myself I'm 40 having second baby <BR> my first had alot of problems end up doing bed rest for 3 months in hospital and he was breach and preemie <BR> you cant tell it now He's a happy and healthy baby boy that turn 2 <BR> now I've found out I'm present i don't want to go through the bad stuff again <BR> i had a short cervix and i almost had him at 24 weeks because of it and taken off from work and put in hospital so ive been trying to take it easy because of it but then i feel lazy all the time sin... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 09:21:19 EST Hi Hello everyone, I am new to the group, I've been here on Spark for almost a year. I've lost 50lbs so far and hit a plateau in March. I was wondering why the weight wasn't coming off, didn't have to wonder long! I am a first time mom, so I hope to learn as much as possible about managing my uncontrollable food cravings, and fitting in exercise with my changing body,(It just won't take the bouncing I used to do to stay fit). Fri, 17 Jul 2009 17:20:14 EST Dallas BL9 Auditions - Over 100lbs to lose I am looking for a partner to tryout it in Dallas with on Saturday July 18th. Someone who also wants to get in shape to have a baby. I think this would be a good team and they need there are so many women out there like us that need to be represented. I am 32, married, and don't have any children...yet! Email me if you are interested. This could be awesome! <BR> <BR> thanks <BR> Meg Sun, 12 Jul 2009 10:32:13 EST How is everyone? 6/18 Hey everyone just checking to see how everyone is doing? I had a doctor's appt. today. They upped my insulin and added another one before dinner time. But the baby is doing well. The ultrasound shows that the baby is growing just the way she should be. Perfect size for being 28 weeks and 5 days along. <BR> <BR> How bout everyone else? Thu, 18 Jun 2009 21:18:44 EST Prep. for baby #2 to prevent postpartum depression Hi ladies <BR> I am a 34 mother of one beautiful 3 year old little girl. I have not taken off most of the weight since having her and would like to do it before getting pregnant again. I suffered from postpartum dep. after having her and am hoping that getting healthy before, during and after will help with that. <BR> Good luck to everyone in reaching there goals. <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 18:58:21 EST How's everyone 6/2/09 How's everyone out there doing? Hope you are all doing great! <BR> <BR> I'm doing ok. I go to my new OB in a few minutes. I'm hoping they can find some answers to the problems I've been having. Just want to feel good again. Tue, 2 Jun 2009 12:41:40 EST Newbie Hi, <BR> I am Niki. Been married just over 5 years, with hubby for 7 and trying to conceive for the last 2 years. All the docs say "lose 10 lbs" and I have been trying, but no success. Finally joined Weight Watchers last week to give me a different way to look at food (I've been on Spark for about 4 years now and wasn't really doing it anymore). Hopefully between WW and the OV watch I bought, we'll get pregnant. Mon, 1 Jun 2009 15:40:11 EST hey im new hey my name is Amanda. I have a wonderful husband,of 6 years in November, and a handsome little boy who will be 3 in October they are my life and we want to add another baby but i need to lose about 60 lbs at least before we try. Sun, 31 May 2009 11:51:17 EST How ya doin'? 5/26/09 Hey everyone! How is everyone doing? I'm guessing everyone is just too busy getting in shape for the summer or too busy being pregnant to post! I haven't exercised in far too long. I was all psyched up to start my pilates again, but got over zealous gardening and hurt my old back injury. Now I have to clean out the house as we are having new carpet put in, so I am trying to take it easy. Still trying to eat well, but feeling pretty flabby. Swimsuit season is apon us and I really have to do so... Tue, 26 May 2009 16:11:56 EST I am new but I'm not much different I am 31 yr old, engaged to an amazing man. We are engaged to be married March 20, 2010. He has 2 boys (6 & 8) that live with us full time, and I love them so very much. I have 1 boy (17) that is really my nephew that I adopted almost 7 years ago. <BR> Our lives are filled with joy because of our 3 boys, but not only would I like to have a child but we as a couple want to have a child created from the two of us. I wanted to join this team because I know that I need to lose weight not only f... Tue, 26 May 2009 15:23:34 EST Accountability 5/19/09 Hi Everyone! How are things going today? I'm doing ok. My daughter is flipping out today. I'm not sure what is wrong. She's only 3. She told her teacher at school today that she had a headache. Not sure if that was the case. Brought her home and tried to feed her lunch. When I didn't wash the blackberries fast enough she threw the biggest fit she's ever thrown in her whole life! It was insane. So now I am physically and mentally wiped out from all of that! Whew! I put her in the bath now. Hop... Tue, 19 May 2009 16:20:11 EST Accountability 5/18/2009 I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend! Well, got my MMR shot Friday. It burned a little but I survived. Got to my Allergist and discovered I have a viral invection this time. Can't do anything but let it run its course. Isn't that lovely? Was told to stop taking Claritin-D as it was only drying me out but to take my regular allergy medicine (Zyrtec) and take Mucinex to clear up the drainage and make my coughs more productive and drink plenty of fluids. Still sound like Frogger i... Mon, 18 May 2009 13:17:53 EST Accountability 05/14/2009 Good morning ladies! I hope that all is well with you. NIKKIV2 AND CMETHINNER I hope that the two of you have a much better day today than you did on yesterday. <BR> Today I go for my MMR shot. Can't believe I've never had the measles immunization. Oh, well. I'm also suffering a sinus infection that draining down my throat so I sound like Frogger today. Will make a loop around the doctors today. <BR> Got on the scales and I'm down 4 lbs this morning from last week! I'm estatic. Hopefu... Thu, 14 May 2009 10:23:15 EST Accountability 5/13 How is everyone today? I've been doing ok this week. Still cutting out sugar and trying to eat whole grains and little dairy. The dairy seems to make me feel worse when I do eat it, so no dairy today and I'll see if I feel better tonight. My daughter is sick with a cold and pink eye! I was up most of the night last night, so I'm extra tired today! Wed, 13 May 2009 11:42:26 EST Hi, new here. I just turned 36 and my husband and I have been discussing having children. A few months ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and I am about 95 pounds overweight so I know that the best thing to do would be to lose this weight before conceiving. We have both felt pressure to have children by our families but we decided we would wait until it was right for us and now our time is limited so I guess it's now or never. We will be married 10 years in July so this isn't somthing we just ju... Sat, 9 May 2009 23:10:28 EST Accountability 05/08/2009 Good morning ladies! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a workout in this morning because I have to leave work early for all my prodding and poking today. Will definitely make up for it this evening, though. Man my thighs are sore from yesterday! I guess as I didn't feel anything I didn't think anything of it. You really feel it when all your bedrooms are upstairs and you forget something in your bedroom twice on your way out the door! <BR> While I have the chance, I want to wish everyo... Fri, 8 May 2009 08:41:21 EST Accountability 05/07/2009 Good morning my friends! I'm so glad that I have company on this journey to healthier living. It is so hard when trying to do it by yourself without a good support system. <BR> This morning, I got up as usual and since it was the Jillian Michaels workout day, I decided to do 30 minutes of it today as I had more time. If I tell you that workout had me sweating like I was on my way to the electric chair! I was out of breath and everything! Glad I won't be doing it again until Saturday! It... Thu, 7 May 2009 16:20:10 EST 5/6 Do at least 3 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> Example:sit up, push ups, bicep curls, calf raises, squats Wed, 6 May 2009 06:35:53 EST Accountability 5/6 Good morning! This has been asnd is going to continue to be a very busy week for me. Both of my boys are in baseball and their games are on differant nights so we are at the field M,T,W,and Th each week. It is keeping us very busy. I did exercise this morning which is the first time this week. I hae ben struggling with allergies for a little over a week and they are making me very tired but I am doing my best to work through it. I hope everyone has a great day today. <BR> <BR> My goal for to... Wed, 6 May 2009 06:33:06 EST Accountability 5/5 Hi Everyone! Well, this is a little early, but by now most of you guys are probably asleep! It's only 8:00pm here though. My guess is you will get this in the morning! How's everyone doing? <BR> <BR> I have been really tired and achy and had abdominal pain, etc. Not feeling well, but not a flu or something. So the doctor said it could be any number of things. He's having a bunch of blood work done to see what could be wrong. If it is a thyroid problem that would explain a whole lot. I go to ... Mon, 4 May 2009 22:43:38 EST Accountability 05/01/2009 Good morning! I apologize that it's been a minute since I've been on here. A lot has happened since my last post. In a nutshell, My Ob/Gyn referred me to a RE Monday before last and once it was discovered that AF would be the following week, was quickly given an appointment. Went in yesterday for what I thought was just a consultation and 8 tubes of blood and an ultrasound plus a prescription for some sort of Clomid Test that I start on Sunday later, we are in the first stages of having m... Fri, 1 May 2009 11:58:24 EST Hello - plan to be more than a reader this round Hi everyone. I signed up for SP last fall when it was recommended to me by a friend. I have been subscribing to this team since then but reading and not actively participating. I am 38 (almost 39), 5'8'', and 227 lbs. My husband (mid-40's) and I have been TTC for a short time but I am really feeling the clock tick. I am working out at the gym average of 4 days a week and am planning to more actively be involved in SP to support me in being healthier, losing weight, and hopefully adding to my ... Fri, 1 May 2009 00:00:29 EST 4/29/09 Stay in your calorie range. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 07:45:41 EST Accountability 4/29/09 Good morning! I managed to get out of bed early and exercise this morning. I will be working around the house so my goal is to get my water in and stay on track with my calories. the water is a challenge for me if i am away from home. Have a great day! Wed, 29 Apr 2009 07:44:30 EST 4/28/09 Get in all your protein. Tue, 28 Apr 2009 07:24:18 EST Accountability 4/28/09 Good morning! I am struggling with allergies and am very tired. I slept through my alarm this morning so no early exercise. I am going to do my best to get it in later today. I hope everyone as a great day. Tue, 28 Apr 2009 07:22:39 EST HI Hi my name is Hilary I'm 27, married and work as a physical therapist with children and adults, My husband and I are hoping to start a family in the next year and with my family's medical history (DM, HTN ect) I'm trying to get myself in shape before we start the process. I need encouragement to keep at this I work with a whole slew of very skinny marathoners and triathletes (for which I greatly admire them) but I just can't seem to keep weight off. I've tried WW before but have never bee... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 20:21:49 EST 4/24/09 Get in 5 servings of fruits/veggies. <BR> <BR> <BR> I will be having a salad for lunch with romaine, onions, peppers, carrotts, and cucumbers. I should have about 3 servings there alone! Fri, 24 Apr 2009 08:14:54 EST Accountability 4/24/09 Good morning! My legs are sore this morning from doing the step yesterday. I didn't exercise this morning but I will get some in later today. I am going to a school family dance with my 6 yr old tonight so I am sure I will get a little there. I have been very busy and away from home the past few days and have struggled with my water so I will be concentrating on that today. My hubby and I have decided to try to conceive now but I will still be losing during it. Have a great day! Fri, 24 Apr 2009 08:12:33 EST 4/23/09 Track your calories and stay in your range! Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:20:27 EST Accountability 4/23/09 Good morning! I got up early this morning and did the wii step for 30 minutes so I have that done. I am going to be running errands today just as yesterday. it helps keep me from snacking out of boredom. My life is very hectic right now so I need to be careful that I am not grabbing quick junk to eat. I am going to track my calories today to help. have a great day! Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:19:39 EST 4/21/09 Exercise! Tue, 21 Apr 2009 07:21:54 EST Accountability 4/21/09 Good morning! Getting back on track yesterday went well. I got up this morning and exercised, I am oping it will help me sleep better at night. I have to run some errands today so that will help keep me busy and get some more natural activity in. Have a great day! Tue, 21 Apr 2009 07:21:08 EST 4/20/09 Get in all your water. Mon, 20 Apr 2009 08:39:44 EST Accountability 4/20/09 Today I am getting back on track. My hubby and i are ttc but I need to get off as much as possible before it actually happens. How is everyone else doing? Mon, 20 Apr 2009 08:38:43 EST New team leader needed Ladies I am looking for soeone to take over as team leader. i just don't seem to have the time. Mon, 6 Apr 2009 20:32:59 EST Accountability 04/02/2009 Good morning ladies. I went and got my allergy shot yesterday. Didn't have a reaction (thank God for small favors) but my sinuses are acting up today. Also it's storming here today so that's not helping any either. <BR> Getting my water and fruits and vegetables in. Today's my first wearing my pedometer so I'm hoping to get my 7500 steps in. Will be curious to see exactly how many steps I actually get in a day. <BR> Good luck on your goals today and I pray that all our Mothers To Be have... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 10:58:22 EST Accountability 04/01/2009 So how many of you woke up this morning and felt as if your scale was playing an April Fool's joke on you? <BR> I weighed in this morning and reset my ticker. I'm 2lbs down from where I was two weeks ago, which is a good thing. However I'm tired of those same 2lbs playing hide and seek with me as well. <BR> This month my goal is to lose 6.5lbs. My job starts our Fitness Challenge of walking 7,500 steps each day. I have my new pedometer and some new walking shoes thanks to my SO and I'm r... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:27:27 EST April Monthly Challenge For our April Monthly Challenge, my proposition is to be more active, at a minimum, 30 minutes a day. This can be extremely difficult, but one thing I'm going to do is take my dog for a daily walk and walk our parking garage at work. On my job, we are starting a Fitness Challenge on tomorrow, so getting in 10,000 steps per day is also apart of my monthly challenge. Will try to check in on Mondays with my update. <BR> Anyone care to join me? Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:01:58 EST Accountability 03/31/2009 Today is the last day of the first quarter. Didn't reach all the goals I had set for myself this quarter. However, I'm not going to get discouraged or beat myself up about it. Just reset my goals. <BR> Therefore my goals for the month of April is to exercise more and lose 6lbs, 18 lbs total for the quarter. What are your goals? <BR> Have a blessed day! <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:55:23 EST Accountability 3/30/2009 Happy Monday to everyone! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend! <BR> A new month will be upon us very soon and it's will be the new beginning of a new quarter, now would be a good time to look at where we are and where we would like to be at the end of the next quarter. <BR> Didn't go workout this weekend or much of last week for that matter will try to do better in the upcoming weeks/month. <BR> Please don't forget to share your goals for the month of April! Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:22:58 EST Accountability 3/27 Hi Guys! Thought I'd get one started today! It's probably evening for most of you, but it's late afternoon here. I'm doing ok today. I'm not totally back on track, but I got my water in today and a good walk. Summer is just around the corner, and I don't even want to bear my arms let alone anything else! I'm feeling awful. I can't move comfortably and I'm feeling really lazy. I have got to get back to work and lose some weight before I get pregnant! How's everyone else out there! Fri, 27 Mar 2009 19:08:46 EST Accountability 03/26/2009 Sorry for being so late getting our thread started but better late than never I always say. <BR> I'm a little behind in my water this morning (still on my first 20 oz bottle)but I'm trying to catch up quickly. <BR> I couldn't resist and got on the scale this morning to see if I was making any progress. I'm happy to say that my weight is down from Monday! <BR> That Rhythm Boxing on the WiiFit wore me out last night. However, I'm learning to do my WiiFit body test and my WiiSports Fit Test fi... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:30:06 EST Not new just giving a pregnancy Update There are many people here who've left me messages, sparkmail ,and comments asking how I'm doing.I wasn't sure where to leave an update so I created this forum. For those of you who are new, My name is Laura I joined SP in August after having a second M/C. I decided I needed to lose weight to have a good pregnancy. I then found out I have 2 blood clotting disorders that caused the m/c's. When I came here I weight in at 203lbs. I lost 25 lbs before I found out I was pregnant again that was in ... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:15:21 EST Accountability 03/25/2009 Welcome to Hump Day! We've almost made it over the hump of this week! Looking forward to weighing in on Friday to see if I've made any progress. <BR> The weather here has been horrible so I've been wearing the stairs out in my house. I can run up and down twice before I start breathing kinda hard, which is a major improvement for me. <BR> Here's wishing you ladies a beautiful day! Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:34:04 EST Accountability 03/24/2009 Good morning and welcome to the next day of the rest of your life! <BR> <BR> I didn't get my exercise in yesterday but plan on making up for it today. Yesterday I was starving when I got home and realized that I need to eat a bigger lunch and a lighter dinner. So today I'm reversing what I did yesterday to see if that helps me out any. Trying to get back to not eating after 7:30pm. The twins aren't staying with us anymore (that's another story in and of itself) so things should be a litt... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:34:32 EST Accountability 03/23/2009 Okay gang. We've gotten off track on our daily accountability, so here's to getting it started again. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I haven't reached my goal of being down to 195 lb by March 31. Therefore I've set a new goal of being down 25lbs by my birthday, July 13. This is equivalent to 6.25 lbs per month. Starting today I'm recommitting to eating better, making sure I get in my 8 glasses of water daily and getting in at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. I haven't decided what my re... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:14:16 EST Accountability 3/18/09 Hello everyone! How's everyone doing today? Hope you are all doing great and shedding those pounds. <BR> <BR> I am sick again! I can't believe it! I was finally over the Pneumonia and healthy for one week, when I got sick again! It makes me so darn mad!!!!!!!! <em>28</em> So, no exercise for me. Trying to do good with my food. I think I need to adjust my calories for no exercise and go from there, because I'm certainly not getting in the 30 minutes a day. Anyway, hope you are all doing bet... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 15:52:35 EST Accountability Friday the 13th! Haha! Hello everyone! How's everyone doing out there? I'm doing ok. Working back into the swing of things! Slim, you inspired me to get on to my Wii Fit again yesterday and try the boxing! I did 30 minutes without wheezing or coughing. It felt good to get in some exercise! I'm going to try to get in 30 minutes a day. Guess my bronchitis and pneumonia has finally hit the road, so time to get back to business, build my muscles back up and get this weight back off! Have a great day ladies! <BR> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:22:41 EST TTC and GET IN SHAPE.... Good Morning Lovely Ladies.... <BR> <BR> I am new to the board. I have been diagnosed with PCO symptoms. I am 24 years old, about 5'7, and was 223 at the time. I have been on clomid with three successful ovulations but no pregnancies. I stopped those last year and I have been working to get my weight off as much as possible. Currently I am 201. Low carb diets are the BEST! It was a tough transition but it's working. I am trying so hard to get down and get a BFP! <BR> <BR> Since my weight as... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 11:02:57 EST 3/11/09 Get in at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity. Walking, biking, aerobics, and swimming are great. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 07:38:51 EST Accountability 3/11/09 Good morning! Today is my sons birthday, he is 6, so I am going to be busy. I am taking in stuff to make sundaes for is kindergarten class and then tonight he has requested pizza and brownies for his birthday dinner. I didn't sleep well so I slept through my alarm. I am going to try and get some exercise in later. have a good day! Wed, 11 Mar 2009 07:36:32 EST Accountability 3/10/09 Good morning! I am feeling a renewed sense of motivation so let's get everyone on board and going today. I got up and did 30 minutes of exercise split between the elliptical, bike and punching bag. I have started my water and have 1 glass down and it is only 7:20 am. What have you done today and what are you goping to do. Check out the challenge for today. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 07:21:20 EST 3/10/09 Get in ay least 5 servings of fruits/veggies. A great way to do this is with a salad. Load it with carrotts, onions, peppers anything to increase the flavor and volume without adding tons of calories. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 07:18:57 EST Accountability 3/9/09 Hi ladies! Sorry I am so sporatic on here. My life is a little on the crazy busy side and I am having trouble finding time to get on here. So today has been really crappy. I went to my OB for a pre ttc consultation and she wasn't very encouraging. I am high risk due to an antibody I have that occured from a virus I had as a child. This wouldn't be a big deal if my hbby didn't have the antigen but he does. Basically my OB said if she was me she wouldn't have another but because of the concern ... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 15:32:46 EST new and need to lose 200lbs! Hello! I am just 33 years old and am 200lbs overweight. I have a great desire to have children with my husband of 6 years. I know the earlier the better, but it didn't hit me until recently that I'm running out of time! I know I'm going to need a lot of support, but I am great at supporting others too. I am looking for HOPE and motivation to get me through this journey. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting all of you and helping with your journey! <BR> <BR> Thanks for this group! <BR> A... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 12:42:01 EST Accountability 03/07/2009 Welcome to the Weekend! I hope that everyone is enjoying their Saturday. Try your best to make it a wonderful day of relaxation as much as possible. <BR> Okay, to continue my week-long saga, at the prompting of my co-worker, called the Dr's office about 3:00 yesterday to get the results of my bloodwork. Spoke with the nurse and she said she didn't understand why she hadn't received them as of yet. I just laughed at her. I asked her to call me when she got them. SO took me to the movies ... Sat, 7 Mar 2009 12:24:43 EST Accountability 03/06/2009 Ready for another this could only happen to me story? Called yesterday afternoon to get my results from Tuesday morning's bloodtest. Still no results. I told them instead of me calling them, why don't they call me when they come in. I was then told that if I haven't heard back from them by 2:00pm to give them a call. Ain't that a trip? <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> I hope everyone is enjoying their day! Don't forget to get your water in and at least 30 minutes of activity today! Fri, 6 Mar 2009 10:06:20 EST March Monthly Challenge Okay, how many of us met the February Monthly Challenge of 10,000 steps per day? I must admit that I didn't. Therefore, for the month of March, I suggest we work on getting in 10,000 steps per day and work on our 8+ glasses of water a day. Getting our water in is has been a challenge for us all, so I think it would be something we can add to this month's challenge. Let me know what you think. Thu, 5 Mar 2009 11:46:55 EST Accountability 03/05/2009 Hey, what happened to the thread for yesterday? Anywho, called the doctor yesterday to get my test results and they weren't in as of yet. Will give them a call later this afternoon to see if they are bac yet. <BR> On the Provera, my thinking is as this is CD45 and still no AF, if what my doctor says is true, AF should show up sometime between next Friday and Monday (Mar 13 - 16) so I may wait until then to see what happens. Truth be told, I hate taking medicine, including the allergy medic... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 10:52:15 EST Accountability 3/03/2009 Well, I had my appointment with my doctor this morning. After explaining all that's been going on and how it's CD43 and AF still hasn't shown up and being asked if I've taken a home pregnancy test and what were the results (negative) I get a lecture on how women sometimes skip at least one cycle a year, blah, blah, blah. He then draws some blood to have a test done and gives me instructions to call back for the results on tomorrow. If the results are negative, I'm to begin taking a prescri... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 13:46:38 EST Accountability 3/2/09 Good morning! I know I have been MIA again. Things are extremely busy at our house and I have had sick kiddos. I just can't seem to find time to get on here. Anyway the boys are better and I am going a week from today to have a pre ttc consultation with my OB. My hubby is ready for us to start ttc now. I am doing laundry and cleaning so getting lots of natural activity. Have a great day. Mon, 2 Mar 2009 09:29:55 EST Accountability 3/1/09 Wow! It's the third month of the year already! I know we don't usually do a weekend accountability thread, but I really need to on the weekends! If I didn't blow it every weekend I would have reached my goal a long time ago! <BR> <BR> I did good yesterday! Got in all my water! We went out to eat but I got a margarita pizza! Shared it with my daughter (personal size). Lots of fresh tomatoes and basil with a really light sauce. Not too much cheese. Was still full at dinner so I passed on dinne... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 11:25:24 EST Accountability 2/27/2009 Let's hear it for water! I've finally gotten back on the band wagon for getting in my water and I'm 2.2 lbs lighter already. Now if I can just stay there and get in a little more exercise daily I'll have 10% of weight by the end of April! (Trying to remember to lose it slowly). Fri, 27 Feb 2009 08:18:42 EST Accountability 2/26/2009 last night was my cheat night. My sister brought my nephew over and treated us to pizza for dinner. I was able to get in a 30 minute workout on my WiiFit last night. That Rythm Boxing has me sweating and breathing hard like I've been in a fight for real! I love the advanced aerobics. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:37:48 EST Accountability 2/25 How's everyone doing out there? I did good today and yesterday! Went grocery shopping today so I'm ready for the rest of the week. Got in half my water. (Gotta finish), eating well. Still not up to exercising. My pants are getting looser though! yeah! Wed, 25 Feb 2009 20:22:30 EST Accountability 2/24 How's everyone doing? Ok, I've decided I'm feeling well enough that I need to get back to work. My cousin is getting married on the beach in Carmel in June! I would so love to wear a beautiful flowing dress. The way I feel right now I would want to just wear black and hide! Have to change this! We booked the hotel the other night. It's time to get crackin'! I wrote my breakfast in my journal and plan to count my calories and stay in range today. I have leftover salad in the fridge for lunch. ... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:30:39 EST Accountability 2/23/2009 Had a wonderful weekend! Friday I went to the movies to see Madea Goes to Jail and laughed my butt off (at least in my mind I did; butt still there unfortunately). That was a good movie. Spent the early part of Saturday with my sister and nephew and the later part of the day with my aunt who has Alzhemiers and my other cousins. Had a ship inspection on the Carnival Conquest walked the whole ship from the 11th deck all the way down to the 3rd deck and I actually took the stairs instead of ... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 11:04:22 EST 2/20/09 Do at least 3 strength exercises. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ex: calf raises, bicep curls, squats, wall push ups Fri, 20 Feb 2009 08:50:29 EST Accountability 2/20/09 Thanks everyone. Yesterday went pretty good. I still am struggling to get up to exercise. I only saw my hubby for 5 minutes yesterday right before he went to work, not sure what time he got home. I am glad he has a job but the hours are killing us. Anyway I am headed to the grocery later today so that will get me out of the house decreasing the chance to snack! Have a great day! Fri, 20 Feb 2009 08:48:56 EST 2/19/09 Get in all water! Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:23:12 EST Accountability 2/19/09 Good morning! I am sorry I have been MIA for so long. Things have been crazy around our house. My hubby has been working tons of hours and so I have been doing everything by myself and am always tired now. I am not sleeping well and can't seem to get caught up on my sleep. I have been doing horribly with my weight. I have put a few pounds back on, not exercising, not counting my calories and not drinking my water. My hubby I think is tired of waiting on me and has decided he is ready to have ... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:22:28 EST Accountability 2/18/2009 Happy Hump Day! It's CD30 for me and AF is still a no show. My big sis told me it's time for a trip to the corner store. Told her I will purchase on tonight and will test in the morning if still no signs of AF. She even said that she could set her watch by my cycle and this is unusual for me. One good thing is my mood has definitely improved today. <BR> SO made me mad yesterday so I'm not saying too many unnecessary words to him right now. Pray for him because he's really going through... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:27:45 EST Accountability 2/17/2009 Feeling real bitchy today. Trying to get my mood right but I can't seem to shake it. It's CD29 for me and AF hasn't shown up which is highly unusual for me. She normally shows up around CD25 or CD28 at the latest, so that's not helping the situation either. I am getting my water in so that's a good thing and I had breakfast: banana and yogurt. Hopefully my day will get better. Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:43:08 EST Accountability 2/13/2009 I'm real moody today and with it being CD25, I'm sure AF is right around the corner. My weight is still the same so I guess that's good, neither up nor down. Trying to stay away from all the sweets this weekend. Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:08:38 EST Accountability 2/12/2009 Didn't get my exercise in last night as it was game night and it took us over two hours to play the game of Life (a lot of joking and playing around going on). Will have to make up for it today. <BR> <BR> I got all my water in and stayed within my calorie range on yesterday and I'm off to a good start today. Just praying that I can keep it up! Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:30:12 EST Accountability 2/11/2009 I got all my water in yesterday and I'm off to a good start today! Got in 45 minutes of exercise on the WiiFit last night. The Rhythm Boxing, Super Hula Hoop and Advanced Aerobics (15 minutes of each) plus 10 minutes of Yoga and 5 minutes of Balance Games gave me quite a workout. <BR> <BR> Had a good dinner last night: baked chicken breast, spinach, green beans and rice-a-roni. I also stayed within my calorie range yesterday! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Today I'm hoping to pretty much dupl... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:05:11 EST Accountability 2/10/2009 Made it to the grocery store last night to pick up a few items and $73 have enough food to last the week. Picked up some salad, fruit and yogurt as I was definitely out of those. Got in 45mins of WiiFit last night and the Rythm Boxing kicked my butt. Finally got my SO to do it and as he's very competitive when it comes to sports, him trying to beat my records and me trying to beat him will inspire me workout daily. Trying to keep him positive and upbeat after his employer layed off the wh... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 09:31:57 EST Accountability 2/09/09 Hey ladies! Just wondering where everyone is and how they are doing. I am hoping to get some exercise in this afternoon but don't know if it will happen. Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:34:50 EST Hi There! Hi guys :) This is the year for babies in my house and I really feel the need for a place I can turn for advice and support! Hope I found it :) <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all! <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Feb 2009 14:56:50 EST exercise and uterine cramping (9dpo) <BR> <BR> just simple exercises... dancing, squats, jump rope, crunches... gives me killer cramps in the right side of my uterus... like its on fire... whats up with that??? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> and i keep feeling like im peeing my pants <em>198</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2009 16:12:42 EST sad today Hello I have not posted lately been busy with work. I am sad today because I had a lot of signs and symptoms of being pregnant and this morning at 3 am I started and I am so sad. We are believing so hard for this and praying to. Keep us in your prayers Fri, 6 Feb 2009 14:38:35 EST 2/5/09 Do at least 3 strength training exercises. Thu, 5 Feb 2009 07:51:15 EST Accountability 2/5/09 Good morning! I hope yesterday went well for everyone. Things are so crazy around my house. My husband is working tons of hours so I am doing everything around here and am tired. He decided last night that he is ready to start ttc regardless of my weight. I am not sure how I feel about it. I am going to make an appt to see my OB and make sure everything is ok before. Today I have to stay on track. I slept throught my alarm so I am going to need to exercise this evening. I have not been tracki... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 07:47:22 EST 2/3/09 Today's challenge is to get in at least 5 servings of freggies. Tue, 3 Feb 2009 07:20:41 EST Accountability 2/3/09 Good morning! Well yesterday went well as far as my eating and water. I had a rough day with my youngest who for some reason was a mess and spent the afternoon throwing fits over any small thing. I am not sure if he is growing or what but he took a 3 hr nap after we got back from picking my oldest up from school. he doesn't normally nap, so I am thinking maybe growing spurt cause he hasn't been eating alot either. It usually cycles and in a few days he will be eating like a little piggy. Hope... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 07:10:40 EST Hi Hi - I am Sarah - just wanted to introduce myself. I am currently looking to lose about 30 - 40 pounds before I seriously consider trying for a baby. I have a ways to go b/c I am also taking some incompatible meds right now, but I am looking forward to getting myself healthier and losing weight. Hope I get to know all of you well in the coming months! Tue, 3 Feb 2009 06:02:13 EST 2/2/09 Today's challenge is to sign up for the monthly challenge and get started today! Mon, 2 Feb 2009 08:04:43 EST February Monthly Challenge This months challenge is to get in at least 10,000 steps a day 5 days a week. Use a pedometer to track this. A great way to get this in is to check your amount at lunchtime and see how you are doing. If you are tracking to be short then take a walk, park farther from buildings, or just walk around your house. Just get them all in. Mon, 2 Feb 2009 08:03:20 EST Accountability 2/2/09 Good morning! Well the past few days haven't been great as my boys and I have had some type of 24 hr bug but everyone is ok now. My hubby has been working late alot and I have been very tired because of staying up waiting for him. Today I did get up and exercise and am going to get back on track. Have a great day. Mon, 2 Feb 2009 07:57:08 EST 1/28/09 Do at least 3 resistance exercises. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 08:19:48 EST Accountbility 1/28/09 Good morning! Well we ave about 8 inches of snow and another school closed day. I did manage to get up and exercise this morning. I am going to try and stay busy with my boys today including playing in the snow this afternoon. Have a great day! Wed, 28 Jan 2009 08:18:28 EST 1/27/09 Track and stay in your calorie range. Tue, 27 Jan 2009 07:41:28 EST Accountability 1/27/09 Where is everyone? Yseterday was busy but went well. I slept through my alarm this morning so I haven't got my 30 in but will do it later. I will be cleaning and finishing laundry today. My scn has a snow day today so I will be busy keeping both of them busy. Have a great day! Tue, 27 Jan 2009 07:39:44 EST 1/26/09 Todays challenge is to do at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 07:13:40 EST Accountability 1/26/09 Good morning! I had a birthday party this weekend with ckae and pizza but I watched my portions and did well. I got up this morning and did my 30 minutes. My son has a half day od school today so I am going to take them to our mall to play and then run a few errands. I am down 3.5 lbs this week unfortunately it is from the 5 I was up. But I am feeling good like maybe I will break the low point I was at. Have a great day! Mon, 26 Jan 2009 07:12:14 EST 1/23/09 Get in all your protein. Fri, 23 Jan 2009 06:58:35 EST Accountability 1/23/09 Good morning! Yesterday ended well, got my water in and was in my calorie range. This morning , I finally, got up early and exercised. I have to make a birthday cake for my neice today so it will be a challenge for me to not lick the bowl and eat icing while I am decorating it. I am going to make sure I keep my water handy. Have a great day! Fri, 23 Jan 2009 06:56:54 EST 1/22/09 Do something relaxing . Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:06:46 EST Accountability 1/22/09 Good morning! Yesteray went well. I am still not sleeping well and slept through my alarm again so no exercise this morning. I will be doing it later. I am headed to the grocery this afternoon so I will be picking up some healthy yummies that I have been out of for a few days. have a great day! Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:05:47 EST 1/21/09 Do at least 5 extra minutes of a new exercise. It can be cardio or resistance. Wed, 21 Jan 2009 08:13:01 EST Accountability 1/21/09 Good morning! Yesterday went well except I haven't been getting all my water in. I was planning on exercising this morning but I didn't sleep well so slpet through my alarm. I will do it later. I am going to concentrate on my water today. Have a great day! Wed, 21 Jan 2009 08:11:50 EST 1/20/09 Get in your water. I have been struggling with this so I am going to concentrate on it today. Tue, 20 Jan 2009 07:41:22 EST Accountability 1/20/09 Good morning! Where is everyone? It seems like CME and I are the only ones still here. I hope that everyone is ok. Yesterday went well. I started out the day by eating more for breakfast than I should have, youngest wanted cinnamon rolls and then didn't eat much, but I figured that into my day and worked around it. I am really loving the select harvest light soups because I can have the whole can for 100-160 calories and it fills me up. I made beef stew for dinner and only had one bowl. I did... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 07:36:09 EST 1/19/09 Todays goal is to track and stay within your calorie range. Mon, 19 Jan 2009 06:48:45 EST Accountability 1/19/09 Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine went well. I went to a bachelorette/girls night and I didn't eat anything, it was all junk, and passed on any alcohol, which wasn't hard cause i'm not a drinker. I am dealing with TOM so I didn't exercise this morning but I am going to do it later plus I will be doing laundry and cleaning the house so lots of natural activity. I am feeling good about the day, I am making beef stew for dinner so I am going to figure up my calories before ... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 06:46:33 EST What do u do when.. What do you say when youre at a dinner party or family gathering of some sort and they are having dessert.. My granny would almost take it as an insult if i dont eat her dessert and i really dont know how to say no!! SO.. what do u guys do? Sun, 18 Jan 2009 11:14:50 EST 1/16/09 Take your measurements. If this is the first time then you now have a starting point. If not then what a great way to check yourself besides the scale. Fri, 16 Jan 2009 07:24:34 EST Accountability 1/16/09 Good morning! Yesterday ended well with me not eating after dinner. I got my water in finally. Today it is -13 with the windchill around -25 so my sons school has been cancelled. We are supposed to have a birthday party to go to this evening but I am not sure now. I am going to go about my usual day and if I have left over calories I may have a small piece of cake. It is being held at a church gym so I maybe able to get in a little extra activity. I did 30 minutes this morning split between t... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 07:20:17 EST 1/15/09 Do some type of resistance exercise during each commercial break of a tv show. If you don't watch tv then do at least 2 minutes of strentgh training 3 times today. <BR> <BR> <BR> Examples: calf raises, squats, crunches, bicep curls Thu, 15 Jan 2009 06:49:17 EST Accountability 1/15/09 Good morning! Well yesterday went fine till dinner. I decided to make a small batch of brownies and ended up eating more than just one like planned. Other than that the day was great. I am struggling a little with my water and i think part of it is because it is so cold out I just have a hard time watching it snow and drinking ice water. I don't like hot teat so that is out. I am just going to have to get over it and drink it. I did finally get a good nights sleep so I was able to get up and ... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 06:47:06 EST Hello HEllo , My name is Teresa . I'm 31 yrs old & have been married to a wonderful man for 5 yrs. I have been overweight all my live . I'm tring to lose the weight so My husband & I can start a family. <BR> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 23:22:35 EST Challenge 1/14/09 Today's challenge is to send someone from spark an encouraging sparkmail. Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:23:24 EST Accountability 1/14/09 Good morning! I had a rough night with my youngest so I didn't make it up to exercise. I will do some later today. I have started on my water and had my oatmeal for breakfast. I will be at home today finishng up some house work. It is snowing here but school is still on, we'll see about tomorrow. Right now I am just trying to stay warm, it is in the single digits. Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:21:30 EST Helloooo Im copying this from another team hope thats OK :) <BR> <BR> Name: Maria <BR> Age: 22 <BR> Birthdate: August 23, 1986 <BR> Where you live (state and/or city): NORWAY :) <BR> Children: Isac, Born Sept. 30, 2008!! <BR> Pets: Two dogs, Bichon Frisè breed <BR> Occupation: Mommy <BR> Favorite Exercise Activity: Weight lifting <BR> Favorite Healthy Foods: Too much!! <BR> Hobbies: My dogs and baby stuff haha <BR> What does your workout routine consist of?: Walks, all sorts of exercise videos and we... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:50:57 EST Challenge 1/13/09 Do at least 3 differant strentgh training exercises. <BR> <BR> Examples: calf raises, squats, bicep curls, crunches. Tue, 13 Jan 2009 06:49:30 EST Accountability 1/13/09 Good morning! Sorry I was back on here yesterday, my day was crazy. For those feeling unmotivated, I understand I have been there recently. Sometimes I think it does good to take a day off, not go totaly crazy, don't think about it, relax and then the next morning regroup. <BR> CM- inches are great. I try to explain to people yes the scale is a way to tell how you are doing but if I can be a size 6 and still weigh 200lbs who cares what that scale says. Muscle is denser so if you look at how ... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 06:47:51 EST Challenge 1/12/09 March in place during commercials of at least one tv show. If you don't watch tv then march in place for at least 2 minutes 3 times. This is in addition to your regular exercise. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:10:23 EST Accountability 1/12/09 Good morning! My weekend went pretty good. Some of the weight has started coming back off, yah. This morning I have to take my boys to the dentist so I will be back on later. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:08:20 EST Hi Hello Everyone, my name is Jen and a mother to a beautiful 2yr old Kyle. I have just been recently married and my husband and I would like to add to our family. I would like to get in shape for the next pregnancy. Sun, 11 Jan 2009 10:12:56 EST Challenge 1/9/08 Track and stay within your calorie range. Fri, 9 Jan 2009 07:57:40 EST Accountability 1/9/08 Good morning! Where is everyone? I did not get up up early this morning so I am going to have to figure out a way to get my exercise in later today. I am still struggling to get caught up on my sleep. I am having horrible days as far as my eating is concerned. It isn't my meals it is all the junk I am snacking on. I am going to work extra hard today to stay on track. I have put some of my weight back on and I feel like crap both physically and emotionally. Fri, 9 Jan 2009 07:47:54 EST I'm loving this!!! NEW to sparks and to the team! I am new to this but I am really happy to be here. It's one thing be here to lose weight, but it's another to be here to lose weight for a have a baby :) It's nice to know that there are people in my same situation as myself. Thu, 8 Jan 2009 20:53:43 EST Challenge 1/8/09 Do at least 3 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> Examples: calf raises, squats, wall push ups, bicep curls, crunches Thu, 8 Jan 2009 07:06:49 EST Accountability 1/8/09 Good morning! Yesterday went ok for me. This morning I feel like the walking dead I am so tired but I did exercise. It wasn't a major workout but I did 30 minutes on the wii fit. My oldest is feeling better and headed back to school today so our routine will start getting back to normal and I think that will help with my eating. I am doing fine at meal time but I find myself snacking out of stress and or boredom. I am going to really make an effort to distract myself when that happens. have a... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 06:42:46 EST Challenge 1/7/09 Today's challenge is to get all of your protein in. It is important to get enough because it helps in muscle production and repair. More lean muscle equals a higher metabolism. Wed, 7 Jan 2009 07:06:06 EST Accountability 1/7/09 Good morning! Sorry I wasn't here yesterday my oldset was sick. I am so ready for everyone to be healthy again. So I haven't watched the biggest loser for the past few seasons but decided last night I would give it a try. I was feeling motivated so I marched in place for 40 minutes while I watched. I ended up doing 4000 steps which is equivalent to just over 1.5 miles for me. It felt good. I got up this morning and did 30 minutes on the bike and am feeling postitive I will stay in my calorie ... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 07:00:39 EST Accountability 1/6/2009 Hi Everyone! How's your day going? <BR> <BR> I'm doing pretty good. Working on my water. Did a 30 minute walk this morning and my 10 min. bootcamp workout. Todays the 3rd day and I'm feeling good. I finally started counting my calories again today! I thought I was doing good! Bought a yummy salad at Trader Joe's. It said 3 grams of fat per serving, 2 servings per pack. So great! I can eat the container and it's only 6 grams of fat right? Wrong! After I ate it I went to record it in my calori... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 18:01:37 EST I think I may have overdone it... I did some cardio and some yoga last night.. and now I have a sharp pain going down my leg. I know no pain, no gain. But ouch! Is it possible I didn't stretch enough beforehand or is this normal for those of just starting out? Tue, 6 Jan 2009 13:12:33 EST Moving, death and life Sorry, I need to vent/talk. <BR> We just bought a new house and have been fixing it up, and are starting to move into it. <BR> My husbands cousin is lying in hospice right now losing her battle with cancer. I have worked on her for over year every monday giving her a massage, seeing her at all the family get together and holidays. <BR> Trying to have a child, work two jobs and take care of my family (which include stepchildren). How do we do all of this? <BR> I feel like I need to p... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 10:13:06 EST Hi I'm Stacey and I'm 29. I am a newlywed (6 1/2 months) and DH and I are going to start trying to expand the fam in October. My goal is to get myself into better shape before we get preggers. Looking forward to this journey and getting to know people. <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 02:54:49 EST Hello Hi I am new, I am here because I want to have a baby, I am almost 28, and though that may not be too old I feel the clock ticking. I thought I would have 3 kids by now. <BR> <BR> There is no way I can get pregnant at my current weight. I want to have a healthy pregnancy and that can not happen being 100 lbs overweight. <BR> <BR> I have been a member of this website for quite some time but it has only been the last month that I have been active. I lost around 10 lbs and then over Christmas,... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 22:16:45 EST Challenge 1/5/08 Todays challenge is to get in all your water. I am struggling with this so I am going to do my best to reach it today. Mon, 5 Jan 2009 07:33:04 EST January Monthly Goal I want everyone to set their own goal for this month and check in weekly. For instance it could be to exercise daily, track calories daily or to loose 5 pounds this month. Whatever it is go ahead and list it and then check in weekly. <BR> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 07:31:28 EST Accountability 1/5/08 Good morning! I hope everyones year has gone well so far. I am on track and planing on staying there. I did 30 minutes of exercise this morning. My oldest is sick so I am going to be busy taking care of him. Have a great day. Mon, 5 Jan 2009 07:29:31 EST Accountability 1/4/2009 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you don't mind that I posted an accountability thread today. I miss all of you though, and I need the accountability! I am doing the New Year New You bootcamp. I have to do my 10 minute workout for today and I'm not doing my cardio today. I think I have a kidney infection. I've been drinking cranberry juice and lots of water and I feel much better than I did yesterday. I have to get to the grocery store to get some fresh food and I will start with my calorie cou... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 19:45:21 EST questions on evening primrose Does any know about evening primrose or has used it? I would like to know how and when to take it. Thanks <BR> <BR> Ronda Sun, 4 Jan 2009 14:03:01 EST Can't believe it!! I took a pregnancy test when I got home from work tonight and it was POSITIVE. I'm so exciting I think I'm going to pop. I took 100mg of Clomid and a trigger shot (that I beat down a pharmacist to get) on cd 12. <BR> <BR> I'll have to wait until Monday to see my dr for the beta test. I swear I'm going to stalk my dr until I get the final yes or no from her. <BR> <BR> We've been ttc for four years and nine months (I'm not counting or anything) so it's about time. Sat, 3 Jan 2009 23:27:27 EST Hi New to group Hi my name is Elizabeth. I am trying to loose some weight so hopfully we can TTC in a month. I think this group will be a great place to start. Fri, 2 Jan 2009 19:22:45 EST Happy New Year Wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed New Year, I pray that your dreams and Heart Desires come true. <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2008 11:23:25 EST Daily challenge 12/31/08 Get all your water in. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 08:15:49 EST Accountability 12/31/08 Good morning! Yesterday went well but I still didn't get all my water in. I am going to be at home working all day so I am going to concentrate on my water consumption. I didn't get up early to exercise but I will do it later. Have a great day! Wed, 31 Dec 2008 08:14:34 EST Accountability 12/30/08 Good morning!!! My life has finally setteled down a little and I am ready to get back on track. Who is ready to join me? I am up 2 pounds total for this holiday season and I started my regular exercise yesterday. I did 30 minutes this morning and am going to stay in my calorie range today. I have been struggling to get my water in so I am going to also really concentrate on that. We are getting ready to start a new year ladies let's make it a good one! Tue, 30 Dec 2008 07:30:48 EST Challenge 12/30/08 Stay in your calorie range. Mon, 29 Dec 2008 19:29:56 EST New to group Hello My name is Ronda and My Eonderful husband and I are trying to have a baby. I have to lose some weight first that is what my Doc said so I thought I would get connected to a group who are doing the same thing. I look froward to meeting all of you. <BR> Ronda Fri, 26 Dec 2008 10:13:08 EST Hey! Hi everyone! My name is Tiffany and my husband and I are ready to start trying to have a baby, so I am trying to lose weight and get as healthy as possible before I get pregnant. I am hoping we don't have too hard of a time trying. Good luck to everyone! Wed, 24 Dec 2008 11:08:32 EST Where O Where Is everyone?!?! Hope everyone is just busy with the holidays! Tue, 23 Dec 2008 15:11:29 EST New to the Team but not new to SP Hi Everyone! I am Jenna and have been trying to lose an extra 10 or so pounds before getting pregnant. My DH and I have been TTC for 1-1/2 years to no avail (we do have the reason why finally but it is not my weight). While we are going through IVF Therapy, I would like to lose the weight to be a healthier and happier mom! I am hoping to get some help and find some great friends! Wed, 17 Dec 2008 20:23:28 EST Accountability 12/16/2008 Went to the doctor to have some bloodwork done to monitor my cholesterol and platelet count. Won't even tell you what the scales said! I have been working on getting my water in today. Will spend an hour on the Wii tonight. Tue, 16 Dec 2008 15:35:59 EST Accountbility 12/15/08 Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. My husbands family, 16 in all, was at our house for christmas on Saturday and we always have alot of good food. Af decided to show up Friday so I was up a little in weight. Well this morning I weighed and I have maintained over the weekend with all that food. I actually found myself too busy to stuff myself. I did have some cheesecake that I made. This morning I did not get to exercise but I will do it later, I promise. Have a great day every... Mon, 15 Dec 2008 07:03:27 EST Challenge 12/15/08 Get in at least 5 freggies today with at least one being yellow/orange. <BR> <BR> Examples of yellow/orange: carrots, sweet potatoes, banana, squash, orange, pineapple Sun, 14 Dec 2008 23:16:54 EST challenge 12/12/08 Get in all your water. <BR> <BR> I have been struggling with this recently. Fri, 12 Dec 2008 06:51:46 EST Accountability 12/12/08 Good morning! Yesterday was ok but I am struggling with my water. I have been realy busy and when that happens I tend to forget to drink. Today I am going to be super busy. I have to clean and cook because my husbands family will be here tomorrow. There will be about 16 of us here doing chirstmas. I am going to do my best to not eat too much. I am not going to gaurantee I will be in my range because I am making a cheesecake and I plan on having a small piece. I am going to get up and exercise... Fri, 12 Dec 2008 06:49:40 EST Accountability 12/11/08 Good morning! Yesterday went well for me as far as calories but I didn't exercise and was low on my water. I think I ave the cold that my boys ave ad and when I went to exercise this morning I was coughing my head off. I am going to take some medicine today and try and get my exercise in tonight. <BR> <BR> Nikki I hope you are feeling better today. Thu, 11 Dec 2008 06:47:23 EST Daily challenge 12/11/08 Do something relaxing. Whatever you find that to be, take time for yourself and relax. Wed, 10 Dec 2008 19:47:53 EST Accountability 12/10/08 Good morning! Well I had a rough night with my youngest and haven't had much sleep since 2. I didn't exercise yet but I will do my best to do it later. We finally get him over being sick and he has a major monster nightmare. I am going to do my best to stay in my calories because when I am tired I can be lazy and eat whatever. Have a great day. Wed, 10 Dec 2008 07:33:40 EST Daily challenge 12/10/08 Do at least 2 resistance exercises. <BR> <BR> Examples: calf raises, squats, wall push ups Tue, 9 Dec 2008 20:12:03 EST daily challenge 12/9/08 Get in all your water. Tue, 9 Dec 2008 05:48:02 EST Accountability 12/9/08 Good morning! Sorry I have been MIA, I have 2 sick kids. My youngest has an ear infection and my oldest started running a fever over the weekend and had a gunky eye. When I got up yesterday everything was covered in a thin layer of ice so a 30 minute drive to the Dr took an hr and fifteen minutes. So needless to say I haven't been 100% on track the past few days. But today I am getting back on. I am up early because of my oldest waking up his eye matted shut so I am going to go exercise as so... Tue, 9 Dec 2008 05:46:47 EST Daily challenge 12/6/08 &12/7/08 For this weekend the goals are to get in water and stay in calorie range. Fri, 5 Dec 2008 21:12:56 EST Accountability 12/5/08 Good morning! I hope that yesterday went well for everyone, I also hope more of you are here today. This morning I did tae bo which I haven't done in awhile. I have to take my youngest to the doctor today because he has goop coming out of his eye and not feeling well. Have a good day. Fri, 5 Dec 2008 07:08:17 EST Daily challenge 12/5/08 Try something new. This can be a food, recipe,or exercise. Just try something new related to weight loss. Thu, 4 Dec 2008 21:35:42 EST Accountability 12/4/08 Good morning! Is everyone feeling motivated this morning? I am. I did 30 minutes split between the elliptical, bike and punching bag as well as some resistance work. I am going to try and add some more resistance stuff through my day like wall push ups, bicep curls etc. It only takes a minute or so to do one of those. My goal today is to get all my water in, I was a glass or so short last night, and stay in my calories. The exercise is getting easier because I do enjoy it I just have to fit i... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 07:08:54 EST Daily challenge 12/4/08 If you are like me it is very easy to stay in your calorie range but eat alot of carbs. So today's challenge is based on that. <BR> <BR> Challenge: Keep your carbs within range Wed, 3 Dec 2008 22:08:56 EST Accountability 12/3/08 Good morning! I hope everyones evening went well. I slpet through my alarm this morning because of being up with a sick kiddo so I didn't get my exercise in. I am going to figure out a way to get it in later today. I saw some pictures of a friend from high school that recently had gastric bypass surgery. She was always significantly bigger than me and now is smaller, that is making me feel motivated, I know that is bad. I have to stay motivated. Wed, 3 Dec 2008 09:53:58 EST Daily challenge 12/3/08 Eat at least 5 servings of fruit/veggies (freggies). Tue, 2 Dec 2008 21:12:00 EST Accountability 12/2/08 Good morning! Yesterday went great, got my water in, calories in range, and exercised. This morning I did 35 minutes split between the elliptical and bike plus did some resistance work on the universal machine. I am feeling good and motivated still and ready to get this liitle bit I put back on off as well as more. Our christmas events start on the 13th so I want to be at least where I was before thanksgiving by then. Have a great day!! Tue, 2 Dec 2008 07:15:18 EST Daily challenge 12/2/08 Todays challenge is to add 5 minutes of exercise to your day. If you normally do 30 then do 35. If you don't do any then do at least 5 minutes today. Mon, 1 Dec 2008 19:58:40 EST December month goal I am going to make this months goal a little differant. I want everyone to post how many times a week they are going to commit to exercising and then every week post if tey met it for the week. <BR> <BR> I am going to commit to exercising Monday -Friday for a total of 23 days in December. I probably won't do it on Christmas but will make it up by doing it on Saturday. Mon, 1 Dec 2008 09:46:03 EST Accountability 12/1/08 Good morning! I hope everyone had a good thanksgiving. Have you weighed? I am up a little but I am not worried, I am getting completely back on track today. I am feeling a little swollen so I am going to be concentrating on getting my water in to help flush my system. I got up this morning and had a great workout. We got a differant, better, bike over the weekend and I did a better on it than the old one. The old on had no adjustable resistance or mph gage. I am determined to stay in my calor... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 07:21:31 EST Daily challenge 12/1/08 I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving but it is time to get back on track, for those of us who wondered off slightly. <BR> <BR> Today's challenge: Stay within your calorie range Sun, 30 Nov 2008 20:21:11 EST first day hey everyone! im sarting over again, and ive discovered that i need a lot of support! to have a baby is the reason i want to loose weight, so id love to join you guys. accountabilty is what i lack most (aside from will power) and cant wait to get started! Sun, 30 Nov 2008 14:25:29 EST Challenge 11/27/08 Today's challenge: Have a great thanksgiving! Wed, 26 Nov 2008 21:03:25 EST Accountability 11/26/08 Good morning! I hope everyone had a great evening. Mine was fine. My hubby is home today so he is taking the boys out for a fun day with daddy. I will be cleaning and cooking for tomorrow. I slept in this morning and will exercise later since I will be home by myself. I hope everyone has a plan for tomorrow, to keep you from over doing it while still enjoying yourself. I am going to be making sure to exercise in the morning, drink plenty of water, eat slowly, and wait at least 30 minutes befo... Wed, 26 Nov 2008 07:33:26 EST Daily challenge 11/26/08 If anyone has any suggestions for challenges please let me know. <BR> <BR> Today's challenge: Add 5 minutes to your exercise. I usually do 30 minutes, so I will be doing 35 today. Tue, 25 Nov 2008 21:42:38 EST Accountability 11/25/08 Good morning! I hope everyones evening went well. Mine was fine, didn't eat after dinner. I have found that if I feel hungry or want something sweet, I can have diet soda and be fine. I will be running some errands today and starting to get the house ready for thursday so that will keep me busy. Have a great day. Tue, 25 Nov 2008 07:21:13 EST Daily challenge 11/25/08 Ok starting with this one, I am going to start posting the challenges the evening before. I struggle with getting enough protein in and protein is important. It helps you build lean muscle mass, it breaks down slower than carbs, and has fewer calories per serving. <BR> <BR> Todays challenge: Get in enough lean protein. If you look at your food tracker it will tell you the range you should be getting. <BR> <BR> Examples: lean meats, low fat cheeses, eggs/egg whites, beans, peanut butter, mil... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 19:38:45 EST Hey everyone Hey everyone! I am new to the group! I have a long way to go before we start trying to have a baby again, but I am in the process of losing weight so that we can. I'd like to be down at least 50 more pounds before I begin trying to carry again. <BR> <BR> My husband and I have been married two years, and have lost four babies, we believe that having PCOS and my weight are the key factors to us not being able to carry a child successfully. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you guys more as... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 14:58:28 EST Accountability 11/24/08 Good morning! I hope everyone had a good weekend. I didn't do much but I did manage to exercise and stay in my calorie range. I am down a little more for a total of 5.5 pounds for this past week. I am so excited to be this motivated. It is like something has changed and it has gotten easier for me to do this. I think all the support from you ladies is a <BR> big part of it. I did 30 minutes on the bike this morning and am getting ready to go have breakfast. <BR> Have a great day ladies! Mon, 24 Nov 2008 07:29:39 EST Daily chaleenge 11/24/08 First I want to apologize for not getting this on here last night. It completely slipped my mind. Now with that said todays challenge is something that can be done at home this evening. It may be something new for you to try. <BR> <BR> Challenge: Do some resistance/strength training (at least 2 differant exercises, sets of 10)start slow if you have never done it. <BR> <BR> When you do strength, training, you are increasing your lean muscle mass. Muscle eats up calories quicker than fat the... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 07:16:24 EST Daily challenge 11/22/08 &11/23/08 I find weekends can be a challenge for me all the way around. I tend to not exercise and not watch my food intake as closely. So I am going to use that as my incenteive for this weekends goals <BR> <BR> Saturday: Exercise <BR> Sunday: Absolutely stay within calorie range <BR> Fri, 21 Nov 2008 19:42:50 EST Daily challenge 11/21/08 I hope the challenges are proving to be helpful for everyone. I know they are helping me. I did my exercise last night, after missing it in the morning, because I knew as a leader I needed to follow through with my own challenge. <BR> <BR> Todays challenge: Track your calories. Everything that you eat needs to be put into your food tracker. If you haven't been tracking everything it might surprise you when you do. Fri, 21 Nov 2008 07:22:11 EST Accountability 11/21/08 Good morning ladies. I hope your evening went well.I made chili for dinner last night and fit it into my dau just fine. I am feeling great, I am down 5 pounds so far this week with AF visiting which I usually gain a pound or two. I have been on track 100% since Monday and feeling great. Today I am going to stay on track and am hoping that I can get another 1.5 off by thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a great day! Fri, 21 Nov 2008 07:18:31 EST Accountability 11/20/08 Good morning! We were short on numbers here yesterday I hope that means everyone was busy staying on track. I stayed in my calories, got in my water, but didn't get my exercise in. Well this morning I didn't make it up in time again. I stayed up too late and my youngest son was up during the night. I was so tired I don't remeber shutting my alarm off. I am going to get it in later, I have no excuse not to. I am feeling very motivated and it has not been a problem staying in my calories which ... Thu, 20 Nov 2008 07:32:35 EST Daily challenge 11/20/08 Good morning! Looks like yesterdays challenge went well. To clarify beans are a great source of protein and I believe that is how they are classified. <BR> <BR> Today's goal is to exercise. If you don't regularly exercise then this is a great day to start. I am not putting a time on here because we may all be at differant levels. The main thing is to spend time doing some type of structured exercise. <BR> <BR> Examples: walking, exercise video, bike, elliptical machine, swimming laps etc. Thu, 20 Nov 2008 07:28:45 EST Daily challenge 11/19/08 Good job on yesterdays challenge! Todays challenge is to get in at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies. This should help with staying in calorie ranges. <BR> <BR> Tips to get them in: <BR> Make them a snack <BR> Eat a salad and load with veggies <BR> Throw fruit in yogurt or cereal <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Wed, 19 Nov 2008 07:58:13 EST Accountability 11/19/08 Good morning1 I hope evryones evening went well. My day went great, 2 days in a row now. I didn't sleep well last night so I ended up not getting up in time to workout so I will be doing it later today. Have a great day and check out the challenge. Wed, 19 Nov 2008 07:53:41 EST Accountability 11/18/08 Good morning! I hope everyone had a good evening. My day was good, I was hungry late last night but didn't give in whoo hoo. So today I got up and did my 30 minutes split between the elliptical, bag and bike. I pushed myself a little more than usual. I am feeling good about today, nothing major going on. I posted a challenge for the day so check it out and join in. I feel like I need something to keep myself ging and I am hoping this will be the little something extra. Have a great day!!!!! Tue, 18 Nov 2008 07:19:10 EST Daily challenge 11/18/08 Today starts our daily challenges. I will post a differant challenge every morning and then on Fridays one for the weekend as well. If the challenge I post is easy for you great, if not then great! I would like to see eeryone who is going to do the days challenge to post on here that they are, then at the end of the day or when the challenge is completed post again. Great! Now for todays challenge. <BR> <BR> Get in at least 8 8oz glasses of water. <BR> <BR> Tips for getting in your water: <... Tue, 18 Nov 2008 07:11:52 EST Daily challenges here starting tomorrow I will be posting a daily challenge here in the morning. Please check it out and post if you are joining in. You can post results the next day. See ya in the morning! Mon, 17 Nov 2008 15:58:39 EST Accountability 11/17/08 Good morning! I hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was ok outside of AF showing up. I am going to have to work ard this week because I struggle to get up and exercise as well as I want to snack. I did get in 30 minutes this morning but that weren't as great as I had last week. I am going to do my best to stay on tracj today. I will be doing laundry and cleaning which usually keeps me to busy to snack and encourages me to drink y water cause I get hot. I really have to be careful this week... Mon, 17 Nov 2008 07:03:17 EST Accountability 11/14/08 Good morning! Yesterday went great, I stayed in my calories and got in my water. This morning I am a little sore from the punching bag and have a headache so I am going to do my exercise later. I don't have anything going on this weekend so it should go well. Hoave a great day. <BR> <BR> Today's goal: stay in calories, exercise, get in water Fri, 14 Nov 2008 07:04:11 EST Hi All Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been on Spark for about 9 months and recently thought that I was pregnant, but I am not, even though I have yet to start (doctor said definately not the other day when I was in) but the good that came out of it is that my husband and I actually had a conversation about maybe start trying in 9 months to a year from now. Well, enough about me for now. See you all on the boards. Thu, 13 Nov 2008 15:52:26 EST Accountability 11/13/08 Good morning! Yesterday was going fine until dinner. I made breakfast for dinner and ended up eating too much. I had to drag myself out of bed today but I did 35 minutes split between the elliptical, bike and puncing bag again. My sons gym teacher is encouraging them to do 30 minutes of activity a day and for every month that they do this they get a prize. He is excited and did it last month so this time I am going to do the 30 minutes with him. I figure we can dance and be silly what ever ju... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 07:32:01 EST Accountability 11/12/08 Good morning! Wow, everyone must have been busy yesterday. My day went ok. This morning I did 30 minutes slpit between the elliptical, bike and punching bag. When I am punching the bag I think about my frustration over my weight and it feels good. I will be running some errands this afternoon during the time I usually struggle with snacking so hopefully being out and about will help. have a great day! Wed, 12 Nov 2008 07:12:37 EST Accountability 11/11/08 Good morning! Yesterday went ok. Today I did my 30 minutes split between the elliptical, bike and punching bag. Sometimes it feels good to just punch something, not that anything has happened, it is just a nice release from the daily stress. If anyone feels like they are sticking to thier routine but not seeing the usual results remember that you may not be getting all of the same daily activity as you once were because it is getting colder. For instance you maybe parking closer to stores, no... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 07:23:34 EST November 5 pound challenge Ok, I know we are a little over a week into November but I wanted to post another challenge. I did not reach the goal last month but am determined to this month. I know that their is an eating holiday at the end of the month but we need to remember that it is 1 maybe 2 days, depending on familiy functions, not the whole month. Let's get this 5 pounds off before Thanksgiving!! Mon, 10 Nov 2008 07:23:32 EST Accountability 11/10/08 Good morning! I had an ok weekend that involved shopping and a bridal shower. I feel like I made pretty good decisions with soup and salad for lunch and then a roasted chicken sandwich for dinner. Yesterday at the shower I didn't eat the regular food but did ave a small piece of cake. This morning I did my 30 minutes and am feeling good. i will be tracking my calories so I can stay on track. Have a great day! Mon, 10 Nov 2008 07:20:54 EST Accountability 11/7/08 Good morning! I am feeling a little better but not great. Yesterday was ok and today should go fine. I still haven't exercised but tomottr I will be getting in alot of walking. my mom and I are going christmas shopping and it should be an all day thing. I am going to try and finish everyone. I have some ladies coming to my house this evening to scrapbook and make cards so I will be busy getting ready for that. Hope everyone has a great day. <BR> Fri, 7 Nov 2008 07:57:48 EST Help - step-daughter help I need to help. I have a soon to be 17 year old step-daughter. She thinks she knows it ALL and lets me know that I know NOTHING! It is very stressful. She makes it very hard to not throw every food in my house in my mouth!! <BR> <BR> Just needed to vent. Any help with this experience is greatly appreciated! <BR> <em>198</em> Thu, 6 Nov 2008 18:41:51 EST Accountability 11/6/08 Good morning1 Sorry I wasn't here yesterday we were having problems with our internet. I hope everyone had a good day. Today is going ok so far although I didn't get up and exercise. I am not feeling well sore throat, coughing, congestion. I am hoping it goes away soon. Have a great day. Thu, 6 Nov 2008 09:39:20 EST November 5 pound weight loss challenge Is any one in for another weight loss challenge? I sure am. Wed, 5 Nov 2008 15:37:16 EST New to the Team Hey everyone, I'm new to this team but I recognize a couple of names from the "Getting Fit Before Baby" Team. I'm not planning to TTC as soon as some other members of this team but I'm working on losing weight, and love the motivation that SP provides. I hope to be able to motivate others eventually. Tue, 4 Nov 2008 19:39:28 EST Accountability 11/4/08 Good morning! I hope your evening went well. my day was ok. I don't have anything going on today that looks challenging. I will be going to vote in a few minutes then finishing laundry and cleaning. I did my 30 minutes tis morning split between the elliptical, bike and treadmill doing 10 on each. Have a great day! Tue, 4 Nov 2008 07:11:56 EST Accountability 11/3/08 Good morning! I hope everyone had a good weekened. I know that there are some things going on with some of us that are making it difficult right now. Take a day or so to deal with that and then get back on track to your ultimate goal. There are some things we can't change and therefore we need to not let them negatively hold on to our future. I want us all to me successful. I am going back and forth between 3 lbs. I do well for a couple of days, loose the 3, then have a rough couple of days, ... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 07:18:32 EST Texas surgery We got back from Texas and hopefully my husbands surgery was a success! We will find out in a couple of months. So I have to bust my butt and try to get going with losing this weight! Any ideas as to how to keep my mind focused? Pictures or images, stories. Anything will help. <BR> Thanks! <em>38</em> Sun, 2 Nov 2008 14:14:02 EST Accountability 10/31/08 Good morning! I hope everyone had a good evening. I am going to my sons school party today so that will keep me busy during the time I tend to struggle with snacking.We are going to a cookout tonight and I have a feeling there won't be much there I like but I am taking a veggie tray so I will fill up on that. However I am also taking a carmel apple cake so I am going to have to leave room in my calories for a small piece of that. Have a great day! Fri, 31 Oct 2008 07:21:37 EST new here! Hello- I've been a sparkpeople member for awhile and I currently use babyfit, but I'm thinking I'd rather hang out here. My husband has just joined sparkpeople and I'm hoping we'll do well together. Nice to meet you! Thu, 30 Oct 2008 18:50:30 EST Accountability 10/30/08 Good morning! I am tired this morning because my 3 yr old had a rough night so I didn't make it up to exercise. I will be figuring out a way to fit it in later. Does everyone have a plan of attck for tomorrow as far as candy goes. We aren't trick or treating but we won't be home either so it shouldn't be a big deal. However today I am meeting a couple other moms to fill goodie bags for my sons kindergarten class. I hope everyone has a great day. <BR> <BR> Goal: get in water, stay in calories... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:25:39 EST Accountability 10/29/08 Good morning! Ok ladies let's make tis a good day. As for some tips/ideas about weekends, I struggle too but here are a few. 1.Plan ahead, think of a place to eat and what you will get before going out. 2. Take food with you, pack your lunch and snacks, take water with you. 3. Check websites for nutritional info, you might be surprised. A grilled chicken sandwich at McDonalds has as many calories as a big mac. 4. Get in your exercise if that means getting up early. 5. Water, water, water, it ... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 07:30:10 EST Accountability 10/28/08 Good morning! it sounds like everyone is struggling. The weekends are challenging for me too but we can't let 2 days ruin 5. I would suggest treating your weekends like a weekday. Get up exercise and plan your days food. I know it doesn't sound like fun but right now isn't about fun it is about working towards a better goal. <BR> I had a good day yesterday and am planning on another today. I already have my 30 minutes in and will be doing 30 more on the wii fit tonight. I think that the littl... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:13:46 EST Accountability 10/27/08 Good morning! Sorry I have been MIA. We have had company and our net has been down. I have had a horrible past few days ut am back on track today. I weighed and was up slightly but not as much as I had expected. I did 30 minutes on the bike this morning and am planning on doing 30 on the wii fit tonight. <BR> Todays goal: Stasy in calorie range and get in my water <BR> <BR> Have a great day!! Mon, 27 Oct 2008 07:16:11 EST New and ready to make a change! I'm 31 and trying to lose some extra weight and get in shape before my husband and I get pregnant. Any help, I would love! Sat, 25 Oct 2008 20:26:30 EST Obese/Overwe eight/Normal pictures for inspiration <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I just got done looking at this, and it really brought things into perspective. I found 3 girls with my BMI. Their bodies are lovely, even though they are "overweight"... I think I can stop beating myself up now and be happy with the progress I have made. <BR> <em>104</em> Thu, 23 Oct 2008 18:02:04 EST Accountability 10/22/08 Good morning! Short on time this morning but today looks good. Have a great day!!! Wed, 22 Oct 2008 07:57:42 EST accountability 10/21/08 Good morning! Yesterday was going fine till I ate too many cookies. Today will be better I promise. I was unable to get up early to exercise so I will be doing it later today. I will be cleaning and going to a parent teacher conferance this afternoon. I am going to stick to my program today. I have to. I feel like I take 2 steps forward and then 2-3 steps back. Tue, 21 Oct 2008 08:36:22 EST Accountability 10/20/08 Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. My family and I did a 2 mile walk for diabetes in homor of my 4 yr old nephew who had it. By the time we got home after the walk and running some errands I had 5 miles on my pedometer. I was so tired by the time we got home. Yesterday went fine and so far today is going well. I have 30 minutes in on my bike and will be doing anoter 30 tonight on the wii fit. I will doing laundry and grocery shopping ao that should help keep me busy so I don't... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 08:22:41 EST Accountability 10/17 How did everyone do today? I did it! Journaled everything and 2 glasses of water left. I'm hoping to talk my husband into a walk after dinner. My daughter had a hard day today and through off any plans! So have to improvise! <BR> <BR> My Mom made us BLT's for lunch. I got online at her house so that I could get portions that I could eat and did fine! Fri, 17 Oct 2008 20:19:13 EST Accountability 10/16/08 Good morning! Ok ladies it sounds like some of us are not feeling motivated. I want us to take today and tomorrow to try and find that motivation again. I want you to think about the following questions and write down your answers to post where you can see them every morning if you need to. Why am I wanting to loose weight? Why is it important to loose weight? What am I going to do to loose my weight? How will I feel when I loose the weight? How will it affect my life? Answer these questions ... Thu, 16 Oct 2008 07:16:46 EST Feeling like a failure. Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team. My name is Sandra, I'm 25 years old and I'm an American living in Australia. My hubby and I are just about ready to start our family and I'm trying to lose weight and be healthy before I become pregnant with our first child. <BR> <BR> As of writing this, I weigh 286lbs, up from 284 last week and am feeling like a huge failure. I haven't been doing so great on the exercise, but I've been eating fabulously. At least 8 servings of fruits/veggies a d... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 19:57:31 EST Accountability 10/15/08 Good morning! Yesterday ended well with me getting in another 30 minutes for a total of 60. Eating and water was good also. Today I didn't get my exercise in yet but am going to do my best to do 30 this afternoon and then 30 tonight. There is nothing planned that should be a challenge. Have a great day! Wed, 15 Oct 2008 07:49:19 EST We are ready to have a baby, but my body's not! Hello everyone! I have been on SP for awhile, and have had a little success. My hubby and I decided that we are ready to start trying to conceive, but I am worried my body will not be ready! We have had one miscarriage, and I know that if I do not take better care of my body, we will not have an easy time getting and staying pregnant. I am excited that we are finally ready, and I want to do everything in my power to make my body the best baby making machine! I am grateful for any encoura... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 09:52:52 EST Accountability 10/14/08 Good morning! I am feeling emotionally better today. I should have known not to weigh yesterday because I was constipated and swollen, AF is here. All of those things fixed themselves as the day went on so I decided to weigh tis morning for a truer weight. I was down the 3 plus a half. I feel better because of that. I did do an additional 30 minutes on the wii fit last night and watched my caloric intake more. Today I have already got in 30 minutes on the bike and plan on doing the 30 minutes... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 07:17:52 EST Accountability 10/13/08 Good morning1 I have to confess I am feeling a little down today. I can't seem to get the scale to budge and if I don't start losing soon I feel like I will never have nother baby. I am going to try something new today to keep my caloried inline. I did get my 30 inutes of exercise in today. I feel like I have finally gotten my exercise routine down now lets see if i can get my eating figured out what I am doing wrong. have a great day! Mon, 13 Oct 2008 07:33:14 EST Accountability 10/10/08 Good morning! Sorry I wasn't here yesterday my internet was down. My day went well, it was my anniversary, we went to dinner and I had a grilled chicken salad. Today is going to be busy with cleaning and then going to watch my brother in laws football game. He is on the homecoming court. I also have alot going on this weekend so it should help me stay on track because it keeps me from snacking. I did step on the scale this morning and was down a littl but my official weigh in da is Monday. Ha... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 07:37:20 EST Accountability 10/8/08 Good morning! I got another 30 minutes in last night and I am sore today. I decided to spike this morning exercise and let my legs recover a little. I have a busy day planned. I will be running some errands and then getting ready for a garage sale. Hope everyone has a great day. Wed, 8 Oct 2008 08:19:48 EST Accountability 10/7/08 Good morning! Yesterday went well till I ate a few cookies that my 3 yr old asked me to bake. Today I will not eat cookies! I did do another 30 minutes of exercise last night so I ended up with 60 minutes total for the day. This morning I did 30 minutes and will be doing another 30 tonight while my hubby does his 30. I have a busy day planned today so that should help keep me from snacking. Snacking is my biggest issue right now. Have a great day! Tue, 7 Oct 2008 07:26:51 EST October 5 lb weight loss challenge Whose up for joing this challenge? Let's set a goal to lose at least 5 pounds this month. If you are up for the challenge "sign up" here. Mon, 6 Oct 2008 07:47:52 EST Accountability 10/6/08 Good morning! I hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was ok. Today looks good with nothing planned that would be an obstacle. I am feeling better from the allergies so I got up and did my 30 minutes this morning. Hope everyone has a great day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Goal for today: stay in calories, exercise when hubby does this evening Mon, 6 Oct 2008 07:45:47 EST Hey everyone-newbie here! Hi all- <BR> I'm hoping on your Team and hoping to get with the program and start getting back to living a healthy lifestyle again. <BR> <BR> DH and I would really like to have a family and are currently not preventing, but not trying. Today we went hiking and I was hit in the face with how totally out of shape I am-very sad. <BR> <BR> SO-here I am...looking for some motivation and looking to contribute to the team!! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 5 Oct 2008 23:10:02 EST Accountability 10/5/08 I hope it's ok with LMREHM that I started this thread, but I noticed that one hadn't been started and wasn't done yesterday either. I hope you are ok LM. <BR> <BR> On another note I've been working very hard to track all my food and I'm pretty sure I've gotten in everything from yesterday and it was the 1st time ever I was WITHIN my rages on everything!!!! I am so excited!! It's small but it's an accomplishment. <BR> I also walked 3 hours yeserday!! <BR> Sun, 5 Oct 2008 12:16:14 EST New here Hello everyone! The reason I joined SP was to loose weight so my husband and I could have a baby. My doctor told me that loosing weight would help more than any medicene she could give me. So here I am. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to meet everyone. Sun, 5 Oct 2008 00:47:52 EST Birth Control Question I have decided to quit using birth control (NUVA Ring) this month. I know that going on birth control can cause some weight gain, does anyone know if going off of birth control helps with weight loss at all? It seems like I have to work out twice as hard and cut twice as many calories to lose half as much weight as I should be. I am hoping that going off birth control can let my body get readjusted and back to the hormonal way that it should be. Sat, 4 Oct 2008 13:15:08 EST Accountability 10/3/08 Good morning! Yesterday wasn't so good, I ate what sounded good. Today I feel better but not great. I will have to see how things go. Have a good day. Fri, 3 Oct 2008 08:49:57 EST Accountability 10/2/08 Good morning! Yesterday went well but I am sick today. So no exercise and I will be laying around. I had a nice hot bowl of oatmeal and plan on having a bowl of hot soup for lunch. I am freezing, can you tell. Have a great day. Thu, 2 Oct 2008 08:08:04 EST cutting too many calories So I have recently decided I would cut more calories, and work out a little more. Reason being is..... I have been stuck at 157. Do you think 1000 calorie diet is ok for trying to conceive? I burn 200 to 300 calories when I work out. I am not consistent on the working out part. Thu, 2 Oct 2008 03:07:48 EST Not a newbie, but it's been a while Hi everyone! My name is Nikki and I used to frequent the team, but it has been a while. My DH and I have been married for almost a year now (Oct 12) and I am getting the fever- bad...I just got off BC. <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone in your journey, and I hope to not be a stranger anymore. <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 1 Oct 2008 15:02:21 EST Accountability 10/01/08 Good morning! Yesterday went well, my son is feeling better but now hubby has it, ugh. I am probably not far behind. I have been emailing back and forth with an old high school friend and she is wanting to start loosing weight. I have been trying to help her figure out how and where to start. This has helped to spark a new drive in me and it feels great. I got my 30 minutes in split between the elliptical, bike and treadmill. I want us all to feel motivated today and stay on track. I wish I c... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 07:31:38 EST Accountability 9/30/08 Good morning! yesterday went well except I have a sick kiddo. He missed school and we went to the Dr. He has a virus but I have been up since 4:30 when he threw up. He is home today and I am tired. I haven't exercised yet but will do my best to do it later. have a good day! Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:40:10 EST New Info about me TTC Ok so since I've had two miscarriages this year my Dr. wanted to run a ton of blood tests. She found that I have some blood mutation in three of my genes. This cause blood clotting which causes the implanted egg to not be able to grow a health placenta. She also said that it causes a deficancy in Folic acid and can cause blood clots and possible heart problems down the road. So she has me taking 4 1mg pills of folic acid along with my prenatal vitaim. I will have to take 1 mg the rest of my l... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:06:31 EST Accountability 9/29/08 Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend, mine was ok. Today, however, is going great and I am feeling motivated. I was up at 6am and got my 30 minutes in. I have been spliting it between the elliptical, bike and treadmill. I am finding I can go a little faster on the TM because at about 10-15 minutes at a higher speed my legs start screaming so I struggle to finish but now that is ok because at that time I am done. Hope that makes since. I will be doing laundry and cleaning today. Have a g... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 07:26:57 EST Accountability 9/26/08 Good morning! I am still sore from using the elliptical but I am going to do my best to get some exercise in today. I will be helping at my sons school fundraiser exercise for education. They will be walking around the track and I am not sure if I am walking with them or handing out water. My goal for today and the weekend is to stay in my calorie range. That is the hardest thing for me. Have a good day. Fri, 26 Sep 2008 08:12:34 EST Accountability 9/25/08 Good morning! Yesterday ended well. Today I didn't get up early to exercise because I didn't sleep well and not feeling great due to allergies. I will be exercising later today. I don't have anything going on other than heading to the library later. Other than that nothing. I will be trying to keep myself busy so I don't snack. Have a great day. Thu, 25 Sep 2008 08:30:41 EST Accountability 9/24/08 Good morning! It sounds like yesterday was a rough day for several of you. I hope todaygoes better and all of the situations work out for the best. Let's stay positive ladies. My hubby brought home an elliptical machine last night so I tried it this morning. Its going to take a long time before I can get a whole 30 min on it but I did split 30 between it, bike, and treadmill. I have nothing going on today so my goal is to stay within my calories. Have a good day. Wed, 24 Sep 2008 07:18:14 EST Accountability 9/23/08 Good morning! So yesterday ended well. I was tired last night because I had done laudry, cleaned, got groceries and mowed the yard. Good news is it kept me from snacking. Today I have going on so I will have to be careful not to eat out of boredom. I already have my exercise in but am planning on doing more this evening. My hubby got his cholesterol results yesterday and they weren't good. He is supposed to be taking meds but hasn't been. His total isn't that bad but his good stinks therefore... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 07:20:15 EST Pilates Today I'm too cheap to pay for a gym membership unless I know I'm going to use it. Plus I hate to have to drag all of schlep all of my work clothes and shower stuff with me in the mornings. It's just too much of a hassle. So... hubby and I have started to work out in the mornings at home. He takes the husky running (which I'm too much of a weenie to try yet, plus I think I'd hold him back) and I do a workout DVD. I tried the Winsor Pilates this morning and wasn't superbly impressed. <BR> <BR> Any... Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:12:56 EST Vote for SP! Time mag online did a poll about best web sites on the internet. Go to the link below to vote for SP. <BR> <BR><BR>hats-your-favorite-website/ Mon, 22 Sep 2008 10:55:34 EST Accountability 9/22/ 08 Good morning! Hope everyone had a good weekend, mine was ok. Our weekends are starting to get really busy. It seems like we have something going on every Saturday for the next month or so. I got a little exercise in this morning and am going to start doing some resistance work today. I have 5lb free weights that I am going to use. My main goal for today is to stay in my calorie range. Have a great day! Mon, 22 Sep 2008 06:37:25 EST New to the forum and to TTC Hi! I'm new to the forum. Quite possibly the youngest person here at 22. I'm not necessarily TTC right now, but I'm newly married (almost 4 months) and I've decided that I need to get my weight under control before we decide to start trying for children. We are currently at the "not really trying, but also not trying NOT to" stage. We've stopped using birth control, but my husband has a history of testicular cancer and I have a history of ovarian cysts so we both know that it's going to tak... Sat, 20 Sep 2008 22:31:34 EST Accountbility 9/19/08 Good morning! Ok it seems that several of us are feeling a lack of motivation recently. Well ladies I am tired of feeling this way. I am fat and desperatley wanting another baby as well as tired of being the biggest mom at the school functions. I hate feeling nervous when I sit down on a little chair wondering if it is going to buckle and put me on the floor. I am motivated today and am going to stay that way if it kills me. I am going to start repeating to myself why I want to loose weight w... Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:02:10 EST Got the thumbs up for TTC!!!!!!!!! I just got a call from my Perinatologist. He gave me the thumbs up for TTC. All tests came back normal, so no underlying conditions that might have caused Preeclampsia last time. My thyroid came back normal, so he doesn't think there is a problem, but he'll check again in Dec. just to be sure! Yeah! I'm hoping the timing is right to start this month! Thu, 18 Sep 2008 16:34:40 EST Accountability 9/18/08 Good morning! Yesterday wasn't so good, the cookies got the best of me but today will be better. I am going to get back on track. I got my bookcase finally finished so I will be putting stuff back on it today. Hopefully I can get my house straightened back up. Now I get to start on painting my living room. Hope you have a great day! Thu, 18 Sep 2008 07:19:34 EST Accountability 9/17/08 Good morning! Yesterday went well till I made cookies. I am going to have to stay out of them today. I didn't get up early to exercise this morning so I will be getting that in sometime today. My goal for today is to stay in my calories, exercise and stay out of the cookies. Have a great day. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 07:37:45 EST New to the team! Hi everyone I am a SAHM mommy to 2 little girls (4 and 2) and I have been TTC for 6 months. I have let myself go this last two months and REALLY need to get back in shape and take control of what I am eating! I found out a couple of weeks ago that I was pregnant and was VERY happy but also VERY irritated that I had gained back about 10lbs that I had previously lost and now I couldn't do anything about it. I miscarried Friday. There is not much at this point that I do have control over but my ... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 14:58:40 EST Accountability 9/16/08 Good morning! Well I have weighed today, down .5, and I have got my exercise in. I am headed to the grocery this afternoon so that will keep me busy during the time I want to snack. Overall today should be a good day. Hope you have a great day! Tue, 16 Sep 2008 07:26:35 EST Stay in your calorie range This weeks challenge is to stay in your calorie range. Post here if you did or did not each day. Mon, 15 Sep 2008 20:29:57 EST Accountbility 9/15/08 Good morning! I hope everyone had a good weekend. I was at my MIL yesterday and they had major wind storms so we spent the day without power. We played boardgames to past the time so overall my eating went well there. My youngest didn't sleep well last night whic means I didn't sleep well so I didn't make it up early this morning to exercise but I will dod it tonight as my hubby will be working late. I am also going to be doing more painting and that helps keep me out of the kitchen snacking.... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 08:58:16 EST It's about time I get serious! Hello Ladies! My name is Kim and I've been doing the weight loss yo-yo for quite some time now. I've really been feeling lately like I want to get my life in order, not just for me, but for the family I want to have. My main goal is to lose the 45 pounds in a healthy way, and maintain it for at least 6 months before even trying to conceive. I've already read through some of the previous posts. You are all so fantastic and I'm so glad I joined this group! <BR> <BR> ~Kim Sat, 13 Sep 2008 11:03:48 EST Hi, I'm from Florida too Hi All. I just joined after hearing good things from friends. I need to lose at least 30 pounds before trying to have another baby. I'm 38, soon to be 39 so time is not on my side. I have a 16-month old and I intended to lose all my weight and have another one. Well, here I am still heavy and my husband doesn't want to try again until I'm healthier. I need to get started ASAP. Here goes... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 13:14:45 EST Accountability 9/12/08 Good morning! Where was everyone yesterday? My day was ok and there is nothing going on today that should be difficult. I got my entry way painted and am now working on a bookcase. It is going to take some time because it is bare wood and soaking up the paint. I am going to do my best to stay on track today since the weekend can be difficult. Have a great day. Fri, 12 Sep 2008 08:42:49 EST Accountability 9/11/08 Good morning! It sounds like everyone has been having a pretty good week. Yesterday went pretty well for me. I will be doing some more painting today. I need to finish the entry way and start on a book case. I am going to stay on track with my calories and water. I can really tell when I don't gt all of my water in. Hope everyone has a great day. Thu, 11 Sep 2008 06:49:14 EST Accountability 9/10/08 Good morning! Yesterday went well and the outlook for today is good. I will be doing my exercise later because AF is visiting and I like to get in the shower when wake up, therefore not exercising first thing. I am going to be doing some painting also so that should help ward off the snacking. Hope you have a great day. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 08:50:21 EST Accountability 9/9/08 Good morning! Well yesterday was ok but today will be better. I just finished my 30 minutes and that usually helps motivate me to stay on track. I have been feeling a little down about my weight and that fact that we wren't ttc because of it. I see from yesterdays thread that several of us are feeling the baby desire alot. We need to keep our heads up ladies even though I know it can be very frustrating. Let's continue to support and encourage each other. I hope everyone has a great day! Tue, 9 Sep 2008 07:03:59 EST Did you lose? How much weight did you lose this week? <BR> <BR> In terms of weight loss, what was your biggest accomplishment this week? <BR> <BR> I lost 1 lb. We did a lot of traveling last weekend and stopped at fast food restaurants. I was good and ordered a kids meal instead of an oversized adult meal. It wasn't easy, but I feel good about it now! <em>224</em> Mon, 8 Sep 2008 12:03:31 EST Hello from Florida Just recently married with a two year old son. Been with hubby for almost three years. Lost original baby weight but wanting to have another baby sometime in the early new year. So my goal now is to lose 10 – 15 lbs before I get pregnant again. Also I would like to only gain the healthy weight of 30 – 40 lbs with this one instead of 90!!! LoL !!!!!! Looking forward to to a great new year and a healthy pregnancy. <BR> Mon, 8 Sep 2008 08:19:48 EST Accountability 9/8/08 Good morning! Hope you had a good weekend. I got alot done on Saturday but am still fighting this bronchitis. I am going to be working a book fair at the school this afternoon so that should help me since that is usually when I want to snack. I am going to stay on track with my eating and water today. I have too. Hope you have a great day. Mon, 8 Sep 2008 07:18:52 EST Vote and show your Sparklove! Business Week is conducting a poll on health & fitness websites. If you haven't already, vote for Sparkpeople and show your Sparklove! Spread the word! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ofweb2 </link> Mon, 8 Sep 2008 02:27:40 EST high thyroid??? Hi everyone. I just got lab results back and have a high thyroid. I don't think it is high enough to be treated for it, but I don't know what the doctor will say yet. Does anyone have this or know how it could effect pregnancy? Fri, 5 Sep 2008 16:15:15 EST New to the team, with a few questions I have been a member of sparkpeople for a couple years. I go in streaks where I lose a little weight and gain it back. My husband and I have to decided that we want to start a family soon so I want to lose at least 30lbs before trying to conceive. <BR> <BR> For those of you that have been losing weight, how long into your routine did you start to see results and start losing weight? How many calories a day are people burning to lose weight? Fri, 5 Sep 2008 10:24:07 EST Accountability 9/5/08 Good morning! Today is the day I stop making excuses and feeling down and actually take charge of my weight loss. I have been making excuses for te last several weeks and have allowed a few pounds to come back on which is unacceptable. Today I will be an adult and show some responsilbilty. Ok, I feel better and with that said I got up early and got 30 minutes of step on the wii fit done. I am going to be busy today, the delivery guys only brought half of the furniture so they are coming back ... Fri, 5 Sep 2008 07:44:18 EST Can't wait to be a Mommy Hi! I am 23 y/o and just got Married in May. My husband is in grad school and once he graduates we will hopefully be looking into getting a house and trying to conceive. I gained most of my weight in college and wanting to have a baby has been a great motivation to get back in shape. Thu, 4 Sep 2008 14:10:49 EST Accountability 9/4/08 Good morning! Yesterday went better as far as the snacking goes. I have stopped eating in the evening after dinner and been trying to drink if I fill hungry. I had to help my DH move furniture last night as we are getting new living room furniture delivered today. I am so excited. We built our house 2 yrs ago this christmas and it looks like we just moved in. I told my DH it is time to make it look like grown ups actually live here. We have been using his bachelor furniture ever since we got ... Thu, 4 Sep 2008 09:11:13 EST