SparkPeople SP Class of April 10-16, 2011 Version 2.0! Team Messageboard People who woke up between Apr 10-16, 2011 and decided to join the Spark and do make better versions of themselves. *** WARNING *** this is a construction zone! A lot of work is being done here! SparkPeople SP Class of April 10-16, 2011 Version 2.0! Team Messageboard 2016 Board Anyone still around? It's been too long for me. :) Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:49:54 EST make the distance challenge I have started a new team goal for distances done on foot. Join me to see how many miles the team can do in a month. <BR> <BR> No distance is too short! just join the team goal and track your miles Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:27:55 EST Here is December Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am now back from the honeymoon and ready to go back to sparking. Hope you fared well in November! <BR> <BR> I would love to hear from you. See how you are doing. <BR> <BR> I am happy to report that with all the prep work, the stress, the wedding and the honeymoon, I have gained a total of 5 pounds in 3 months! I was expecting a lot worst. <BR> <BR> Even if this is December and it means Holliday food, I am back on track and even more motivated to lose weigh... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 10:34:21 EST September's line of chat Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Here is the new chat line for September. We had a nice long weekend, kids are back to school and summer is almost over. What have you done this summer? Tue, 3 Sep 2013 10:49:10 EST August's chat line Hello team members! It is I! lol <BR> <BR> Hope you are all doing well. If you aren't then come here and get the support you need! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to hear from you guys. We've been too quiet lately. <BR> <BR> Personnaly I can tell you I am doing ok. As you guys know I am busy planning my wedding and all is moving along well. I want to lose another few pounds before the wedding so I am back to tracking food and exercises. <BR> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:40:15 EST July 2013 forum Hi everyone! I've been away. Mostly I've maintained my weight but I can sense I am starting to slack some! Here's how I've been trying to stay on top of it: <BR> <BR> We bought a treadmill. Now I walk while I watch TV. Much better to be active. <BR> We turned one room of our house into a gym for workout videos, mostly P90X. I like Hip Hop Abs lately. <BR> We don't keep junk at home. I admit to backsliding on this one lately. Got to get back to basics! Sat, 6 Jul 2013 00:56:47 EST June's discussion thread Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I know I have been pretty inactive in the team this year... I am sorry about that. I got involved in my own life. I'm starting this new thread in the hopes of hearing from you guys. <BR> <BR> How are you doing? what's new in your life? are you still going for your goals? <BR> <BR> As for me, this is a very good year. I'm done with cancer tratments, I have lost 35 pounds since the beginning of the year, I am getting married in Nov and just spent a week at the B... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:58:24 EST How Many Members Start-Qu it-Start Again I started SparkPeople 2 years ago and had great success for about 4 months. Then real life got in the way and I slowly quit checking in everyday, tracking my food and exercise and gained back everything I lost. Last year I jumped on the bandwagon again, and fell off all too soon. <BR> Well, now I am back but I am going to take it slow. I hope that I can use the trackers, read some blogs and look for inspiration and motivation from fellow sparkers. <BR> How many of you have found yourself i... Thu, 2 May 2013 10:12:41 EST February's chat, how are you doing? give us news! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am hoping to hear from you. How is life? How is the quest going? <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Feb 2013 11:36:30 EST Just to talk about things... general discussion Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Hope you are all well! Late happy Hollidays to everyone!. <BR> <BR> for the comming new year my main resolution is to get back to training as soon as it is possible. For now it is to be carefull with food. <BR> <BR> I would love to hear how everyone is doing! <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 00:16:16 EST New to these groups, back to SP after a year+ Hello, My name is Cheri and I have had great success with WW online, but can't afford any more. I thought I could do it on my own, but I have been sabotaging myself sine I stopped. I need accountability. Sun, 9 Dec 2012 17:01:00 EST October's chat line... I know I am a bit late to start this one.... sorry got a bit too involved in my own life! <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from you guys... it has been awfully quiet in here lately! Thu, 11 Oct 2012 09:17:36 EST September's chat line Hello everyone, sorry for the delay in creating this month's chat line. Had a busy weekend. (mostly taking drungs and sleeping! lol) <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from you guys this month. It has been a bit quiet lately! Tue, 4 Sep 2012 08:59:04 EST Let's talk about changes! You all know we have been here for over a year now. Some of us are gone for good, some of us left once or more but came back and some stuck to it the whole time. <BR> Succes is different from one person to another. We have Big loser, small loser, those who lost and gained back.. Some got to start running and some learned to love zumba, aquafitness, you name it. <BR> <BR> What would be nice to know now is how much have we changed from the inside in all that period. I figured if you've ma... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 08:04:43 EST starting over again, again.. I am back, again. And by back I mean spark people. I started out strong a year ago, then stopped. Since then I have tried a few times, but had not been successful. So here I am starting again, again. <BR> <BR> I have been doing better this week, and hope to stay on track this time. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 10:44:12 EST Really i joined over a year ago; so i fell off the band wagon ages ago, and am now starting again. So far so good, i am taking the bull by the horns, watching what I am eating and drinking my water. (need to get some exercising in, but haven't yet) <BR> <BR> I just mossied over here to see, I just hadn't realized that it had been over a year. <BR> <BR> Oh well, here is to new beginnings. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 10:41:58 EST August chat line Hello team! <BR> <BR> I have to appologize for not being here so much lately. I have been somewhat distracted. <BR> <BR> this is to start a chat line for the month and get some of you guys to write again! <BR> <BR> Have a great week! Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:53:34 EST July's chat line Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope you are all having a very good summer so far. Hope Canada Day weekend was fun for those of us Canadian and happy 4th of July to you my American friends! <BR> <BR> I have been a bit too quiet lately and I appologize for it. I will be more active this month. <BR> <BR> It would be nice to know how everyone is doing. Come here and chat! <BR> <BR> I Mon, 2 Jul 2012 10:13:35 EST June! Summer is almost here! Hello all! <BR> <BR> Seems like a lot of us have gone quiet lately... Come on! wake up! What are your goals and plan for June? <BR> <BR> Mine is to run a 10 km, get ready for the Warrior Dash in August and for the half-marathon in Sept. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 11:43:31 EST May... more than a year later... Hello team! <BR> <BR> Sorry for being so quiet lately. Been busy. This is the new thread for May. How are you? what's new? <BR> <BR> For me I'm discovering allergies... Woke up yesterday with eyes almost swollen shut, a red swollen face and it burns.... took some medication but still am swollen. will see how it goes today. I'm almost afraid to go out to work... with the way I look I am bound to be stared at! <BR> <BR> Have a great day all! <BR> <BR> Hélène Tue, 8 May 2012 05:31:19 EST How did you fare with the fitness test? Hello team, <BR> <BR> I have sent you a link to a fitness test. It would be nice to hear about your results. May they be better or worst than you expected. <BR> <BR> For those who don't get the group mails, here is the link : <BR> <link><BR>ome-situp.htm </link> <BR> <BR> I will probably try at least one tonight and see how I fare. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 05:51:08 EST Starting over, getting healthy in both body & mind Hi,. I'm making changes in my life. Getting healthy well as getting serious about exercise. Working on positive self talk not negative. Learning how to love myself. The past year has been difficult . I learned that I had Fibromyalgia, RA, Sjogrens Syndrome . I'm still trying to accept it all. I do know this is going to be a long journey, it won't be easy, but in the end will be worth it. I could use some support and motivation. Thanks for listening <BR> Vicki Tue, 3 Apr 2012 22:49:38 EST April.... A year already! This month we are celebrating our first year on Spark. It is amazing to see how many oa us are still tagging along. All at our pace but not quitting. This has been quite a journey. It would be nice to hear about the hardship, the successes, what has changed, what has not... <BR> <BR> Congratulations to all of us! For still being at it! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 07:49:41 EST what will come with Spring? Ok so March is here already! What does it bring every year? <BR> <BR> SPRING!!! <BR> <BR> Season of rebirth! <BR> <BR> What do you plan to do this month? goals, special events....... <BR> <BR> I intend to have a very happy birthday! and keep improving my goals Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:26:53 EST February time to love yourself! It is now officially February. Where have January gone? February is the month of Valentine's day. where you should be expressing your feeling to people you love. <BR> <BR> Why not demonstrating it to yourself? Wed, 1 Feb 2012 05:27:17 EST Specific goals for February.. I would love for this thread to be used to set goals specific for February. To set them and give updates on them. To keep us Honest and help us follow our own personnal goals. <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:31:16 EST Hello Everyone!!! I'm a little late in doing this, joined in April, but didn't stick to it. I'm determined now to get back into shape more then ever!! I was in really good shape and eating healthy about 3 years ago, and after going back to work I didn't make as much time for myself. We are being challenged at work to better ourselves. Looking forward to the next 12 weeks and hoping at that time this will all be routine! Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:44:42 EST JanNEWary, new year, new month, new YOU! Here is 2012, a new year and a new start. you can do anything you set your mind to. Come here and talk about your success, your struggles, anything you feel like talking about. Getting the support from the team and/or giving it is a great thing! <BR> <BR> May this year be filled with good things! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 05:44:35 EST 2012: A new year for a new you! General chat here! Happy New Year to you fantastic sparkers who I have grown fond of this year! May all your goals be reached in this calendar cycle! <BR> <BR> <em>107</em> <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 09:10:29 EST December Give yourself some love.... Here is the new month. Month of hollidays, forgiveness, happiness, family..... Shouldn't we take this time to give ourselves a new life? A pat on the back for all we've done since we started this? And, most importantly, forgiveness for the mistakes and falls? <BR> <BR> We are getting ready for a new year. Why not take the time to prepare for it and to reflect on the one that is almost over. <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 05:23:44 EST Mini challenges results! This thread is for those who participate in the mini challenges I will send. To talk about how to squeeze them in your day, how it went, how many you did... and even suggest new ones.. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 05:34:57 EST NewVember!!! A bran new month So this is the beginning of a new month... Still time to make goals for Christmas. Hope this month turns out to be a good one to all of you Tue, 1 Nov 2011 05:51:54 EST Goals for the end of the year If I tell you that you have to achieve something before the end of the year what would it be?? <BR> <BR> Something grand something small doesn't matter. Something that will make you do a little more to get there. Something you'll be proud of. <BR> Could be a distance walked, runned, swam <BR> Could be a bad habit lost a good habit taken <BR> Could be a total minutes of fitness objective... <BR> Could be anything..... <BR> <BR> It would be fun to state what we want to achieve here and co... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:37:56 EST SIX MONTHS DOWN! Many of you have been posting "six month" blogs the last few days! Can you believe that we have been at this for half a year??!!! <BR> <BR> Post here with your successes and progress! :) I have lost 29 pounds (most in the last two months). Keep going! Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:15:51 EST 53 and need help!!!! HI my name is Bonnie, I have been over weight for well over 15 yrs. I keep getting bigger and bigger. I have tried different diets but for some reason I don't follow thru. I need help giving me ideas to keep me motivated. <BR> <BR> Here is what happened to push me. I had visited a friend I had not seen in over a month, yes a month, he called me and said "I am very upset with you" hmmm I could not for the life of me figure out what I had done. Well he went on to say that I have such a bea... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 10:02:17 EST ROCKTOBER!!! So what are you gals doing to ROCK October?? I'm trying to incorporate more community run/walks into my routine. :D <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Oct 2011 10:17:34 EST Hello there! I joined sparkpeople last April, but as I've said before...I tend to be a bit sporadic with my weight loss attempts. But here I am again, hoping that this time I can stay with it! <BR> <BR> I'm a nursing school student without a lot else going on. It's easy for me to fill my "bored" time this month I've tried cutting out junk food! It's a tough fight but I think I am fighting it well. <BR> <BR> Glad this group is still around! Sun, 25 Sep 2011 12:58:52 EST tips and help This topic was suggested by KAREN. <BR> "we've all been doing this for a few months and people are either falling into a rut or having difficulties fitting it in with everything else going on, now that their initial enthusiasm is wearing off and there's still (for most of us) a long slog ahead. ..... a tip exchange...we all contribute a tip on how to fit in the fitness or snack smartly or whatever...a tip about how to make Spark work in a busy lifestyle. Bet there's all kinds of wisdom and ... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 05:39:12 EST MONTHLY CHALLENGE POLL Hello all! <BR> <BR> If you have noticed I've put up a new team challenge consisting of respecting one of your daily goals each day. Hopefully you'll get into it and start tracking! <BR> <BR> For October, it would be nice if you guys would help me find another team challenge that would interest you. <BR> <BR> Have a great month! Thu, 1 Sep 2011 06:11:41 EST September's goals, success, and struggles Starting a new topic for September. I am hoping to see here goals for September and updates on those goals. <BR> <BR> For me September is the month of my first official race. On September 25th I will be running a 10k at Montréal's Marathon. Hopefully it will go well. So my first goal is to not skip any 10k training. Thu, 1 Sep 2011 05:41:43 EST What is there to celebrate today? It would be fun to be able to celebrate all the little victories... I am suggesting this thread as a place to mention them and talk about them Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:49:45 EST What is your goal for August? I Was thinking we should have thread specific for our monthly goals. A place where we can write them, discuss about them and see how we have met (or not) them. <BR> <BR> Could help us maintain them and could give ideas to others... <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:46:53 EST Looking for a balanced plan Hi - I recently learned that I had high blood pressure. My doctor gave me some general rules to live by. I started down the path of attempting to eat healthier, but found that I was having some very strong cravings. That brought me on a search for a better way. I started this journey 35 plus pounds ago. Along with changing my diet, the doctor also suggested that I walk 20 minutes a day. That has increased to over 30 minutes. <BR> I still have more weight to shed. - I have a goal of b... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:32:29 EST Two Month Progress Report: How Are You Doing? This week we will celebrate 2 months with SP. I am sure everyone is making progress, but what are the greatest accomplishments you have made in the 1st two months? <BR> <BR> My greatest accomplishments: Completing 28 Day Bootcamp, adding strength training to my weekly routine, saying goodbye to 6 pounds!!!! Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:22:05 EST Hello Team 70 days of exercise 50 days of Sparkpeople and I am happy to say I have lost 20 pounds and have more energy than ever before. <BR> <BR> I have been fishing, playing badminton, basketball, walking at the local park and even swimming without a shirt on. <BR> Sun, 5 Jun 2011 20:50:33 EST Hola Everyone! Hey guys, I decided a few months ago it was time to make a change. Matter of fact, I'm desperate for it. Been battling my weight demons since my teens and I'm tired of the prison I've created. My mission is to find freedom and hope that I can find with your help. Sat, 28 May 2011 18:35:47 EST After losing, what are you looking forward to? .... Going on rides with my kids Tue, 24 May 2011 01:04:50 EST Month 1 - What was your total weight loss to date? We have to continue to motivate each other! SP has so many tools to educate and motivate! <BR> <BR> I was so happy that my first weigh in was so successful. I lost 21 lbs! <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Every Sunday I search thru SP recipes and create my dinner menu for the week. <BR> If you fail to plan, you plan to fail <BR> Good luck all ! Sat, 21 May 2011 23:17:25 EST New To Spark People HI I am Liz and I am new to Spark People. I want to lose weight and start running again. I have no motivation and no will power. Hopefully somebody on this website community can help me. I want to do a 5K on June 11, it is for a great cause. I did it last year in a not so good time. I need motivation. I am going to be 40 in a few months and am eager to look and feel the best ever. Please send me a message with some hints on how I can succeed. Thanks, Sun, 15 May 2011 20:26:33 EST Popping in to say hi .... Hello All, I've been on SP for two weeks now so I thought I should introduce myself before any more time goes by. I live in Minnesota with hubby and our dog China. I quit smoking in early Feb and started walk/jogging in early March. Six weeks later and, incredibly, I'm able to comfortably jog a mile. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Our bodies are amazingly resilient and efficient. Sometimes we just need to get out of our own way and let nature heal. I'm 48 and the destination of my journey... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 22:27:41 EST MIA Hello fellow team members. I have been missing in action as a team member mainly because posting messages is not something I have ever done. I have been on SP several times a day keeping track of fitness and nutrition, etc. and I have looked at the message boards, just have not participated. So here goes...I am inspired by reading your messages. It is fun to see that all of us started at the same time but for different reasons and with different goals and yet we have the start date in common.... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:52:38 EST Weighing in I like to weigh myself daily. Is this wrong? It helps me keep track. I going make it my goal to wait to next Sunday to weigh in. <em>38</em> Sun, 24 Apr 2011 21:10:00 EST Teace 1 I am single, chocolate and ready to maintain a normal BMI before I turn 45 (November 2011). I would like to gain 15 lbs before my daughter's 8th grade graduation in June...but at least slim down to the 130's. I like to walk and will be walking a relay portion of the Flying Pig in May. I need all the encourage I can get... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 23:13:28 EST belly bulge I'm losing weight and firming up but my belly is terribly flabby..and haven't firmed up yet..will I ever lose it? I'm in my 50's Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:02:09 EST Hello! I am a 49 year old mother of three daughters, one graduating from college in 3 weeks, a freshman in college and a junior in high school. Joined SP to have a source to track my daily calories. Was surprised by all the options this site offers and I am sure I have just tapped the surface. Working out regularly is not an issue for me, it has been a lifestyle choice most of my life. I know the rules to eat healthy....unfortunately I don't always practice what I preach. Thought that if I was accou... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:02:47 EST Day 8! And flat-lining.... So far so good with the diet and motivation, but I am finding myself flatlining today... Am so tired, no energy... Is this normal? Does anyone else feel the same? <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:33:50 EST Frustrated Hi, this is my first time to write a message not sure how or what to do. so. I am on the Dr Poon Diet 4 weeks now and have lost a total of 11 lbs. It has been tough but is getting easier. BUT I need some recipes. I am in Phase 1 for another 2 weeks. I am getting frustrated trying to think of different meal ideas. Anyone got some ideas. Oh and to make things more difficult I have a TURTLE metabolisim...Go figure. Plus one of my medications makes me retain water. <BR> <BR> Anyone got a... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:00:14 EST Hello From Pembroke Pines I met a girl on Saturday while doing my nails at Pembroke Lakes Mall who told me about this website. I did not get her name so I don't know how to find her. I hope she finds me by this message. Anyway if anyone is in this area please contact me thanks. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:12:13 EST Hello everyone! Hi! I am 54 divorced woman continuing on my new journey of my life. I have 2 grown boys who support me in all my endeavors with encouragement. I have a new puppy a Morkie who I just adore. Can't wait for the weather to warm up a bit to take him for walks. I also need to get out a do more walking because my job is a very seditary one. I have been watching what I eat and tracking what I eat (one of my goals). I found Sparks last year and I am back again. I have a goal of losing 50 pounds... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:58:38 EST Hi I'm new Hi everyone.I am a married, working mother of 3 and I joined on 4/13 and just thought I'd introduce myself. I've been trying to get healthier and loose weight for almost two months. When I stumbled across SP i finally got 'serious'...I love this site so far and am already seeing results! YAY! Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:40:01 EST Does anyone have trouble sticking to the calories I actually can't believe that I can eat this many calories and lose. <BR> But I staying within my goals. I am losing but I just began my life changes <em>41</em> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:16:22 EST Is Anyone Else Doing ZUMBA? I was just curious if anyone else was doing Zumba as part of their fitness? It's so much fun and you burn an awesome amount of calories. If you haven't tried it yet you need to!! Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:12:59 EST Project Lose for the Cruise :) Hey guys! I've been married for going on 6 years now! Over those 6 years I went from a size 6, 115 lbs to a size 12 and 150 lbs due to just not having as active of a lifestyle as I did in college. In college I walked everywhere and ate a lot better. After I got married, we got into a rut of eating fast food, and I got a desk job. I really got motivated to lose weight when I saw the scale hit that 150 mark. I started to eat a bit better and am down to 143 but I need that extra motivation! So, ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:52:12 EST Kelli Hello All!!! I just turned 31, could loose a few pounds but my main goal is to tone up!! I live in NW Iowa where I skipped my walk this morning because its SNOWING!! :( Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:06:34 EST Hard time getting started Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I joined sp last week. Since then Ive started nearly everyday tracking my calories,only to ditch it by the end of the day and binge. Im having a really hard time getting started, and starting to feel really depressed about it. Im a mom of a 3 year old,and a 1.5 year old, about 50 lbs overweight, and soooo sick and tired of feeling so sick and tired all the time. <BR> Sorry to start off with such a downer post!!! Im hoping that by coming out of the shadows and admitting... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:15:17 EST Losing before the Wedding Hi! I'm Kimberly. As you can probably tell by the Topic of this post...I'm getting married. Our wedding is set for July 28, 2012. I'm 28 years old and when my fiance and I first met 3 years ago I weighed 30 pounds less. With losing my fiances father, losing my fiances brother in law and helping his sister with the kids, my fiance losing his job twice, my job being cut to part time and finally finishing my Masters, I let my eating habits take a back seat while life happened. This is my time to... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:44:06 EST Howdy My wife and I are originally from the hills of southeastern Kentucky. We currently live on Virginia's Eastern Shore. <BR> Our best friends are our two little Cockapoo dogs, Sparky and Charlie. I enjoy hiking, horses, dogs, wildlife, Bluegrass & Cowboy music and picking my Martin guitar. <BR> Truth is... I really love good food! <BR> But, I think my biggest problem is portion size rather than food choice. By controlling portion size and increasing my activity level, I believe that I will (e... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:56:14 EST Time to Get Healthy! Hi! My name is Roberta and I have finally decided to try the healthy way of life! Mother to 5 grown children and Grandma to 1. I want to be able to play with my grandson, not jut watch him! I have a lot of work to do: Over weight, diabetic, artheritic, sleep I need to go on! So as you can see it is time for a change!!! Good luck to everyone on SparkPeople- whatever your goals! Sun, 17 Apr 2011 19:17:27 EST Excited to be here! Hi. My name is Samanta, i live in El Salvador. i am 32 yrs old and have 2 children (5 and 1). <BR> I have always had terrible eating habits. I was always thin in spite of these habits until i got sedentary (started to work <BR> And spent most time at the office) and then had my kids. I have tried every diet possible, lose some weight and then gain it back and even more than before. I am tired of that cycle. I had been feeling like a knocked down boxern without any strength or will left to get... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 08:47:16 EST Excited to be here! Hi. My name is Samanta, i live in El Salvador. i am 32 yrs old and have 2 children (5 and 1). <BR> I have always had terrible eating habits. I was always thin in spite of these habits until i got sedentary (started to work <BR> And spent most time at the office) and then had my kids. I have tried every diet possible, lose some weight and then gain it back and even more than before. I am tired of that cycle. I had been feeling like a knocked down boxern without any strength or will left to get... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 08:41:42 EST Starting Over! Hey Everyone <BR> <BR> I have been here since 2009. I'm starting back over. I lost track of everything. Last year we ended up getting pregnant and I just recently had a baby Boy On April 2nd! Both my spouse and I are wanting to do this together! <BR> <BR> We both have about 40-50lbs to lose! <BR> <BR> So heres to a Fresh New Start Whos with me! Sat, 16 Apr 2011 21:46:22 EST Hi Hello everyone, I am looking forward to getting to know everyone. I have tried many times to loose weight and not been very successful. I really need support and encouragement. I am determined to win this battle and learn how to be healthy again. Sat, 16 Apr 2011 20:57:44 EST Starting over again Hi! My name is Marlo <BR> I started on this website a few days ago. I decided it was time to get serious again and loose my weight. I'm tired of it slowly creeping back on. A few yrs ago I lost 80 lbs and I was maintaining pretty good, although I still had about 50 lbs to go. Well, I made a huge lifestyle change, and moved halfway across the state, and I quit working to stay home a while with my kids. Being so far away from all my fam and friends, (my support system) I slowly, actually I s... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 19:22:11 EST Hello Hello, im new to sparks Sat, 16 Apr 2011 18:54:12 EST New to the site! Hi, I am new here and I am ready to shake myself free from the weight loss struggles! I am here because I need support and a place to feel comfortable to talk about my challenge with weight loss. I have set my weight loss goal low for now because I am afraid that I will not meet the total, but I believe that once I see the pounds drop, I will increase my goal weight. <BR> I am ready to make some changes and hopfullyI will succeed with the help of others here!! <BR> <BR> SMP Sat, 16 Apr 2011 17:00:41 EST Just started... After years of trying (and failing) many diet plans, I finally am ready to drop my excess weight. I'm 41, married, and have 3 kids. I've struggled with weight issues most of my adult life. I am 50 pounds heavier than I was when I started having kids (my oldest is 9). I joined Sparkpeople to find motivation and inspiration. I love the "community" part of the site. Looking forward to making online friends. Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:57:28 EST Just wanted to introduce myself Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to SP and just wanted to say hi! I am hoping to meet new people who are also trying to lose weight like myself and also learn some things that will help me along the way. I'm looking forward to meeting you all! <BR> <BR> :) <BR> Jessica Sat, 16 Apr 2011 12:26:53 EST Hi from Gina I recently quit smoking and have gained over 8 pounds :( I am new to dieting and counting calories/carbs, etc. but am goal oriented to losing the weight. I know I will need support in getting there though. Sat, 16 Apr 2011 11:33:33 EST Your First Week! Today is the last day of your first week! How do you feel it is going? Have you found something on SP that keeps you motivated or has offered you some great support or advice that you want to share? If you are working different things into your routine, what are they, and how is it working for you? Keep up the great work, Team! You can do this!!! Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:01:57 EST What Fitness Have You Been Doing? I love to ask this question not only because it's interesting to see what others' are doing, but also because I can get new ideas of new things that I can try! So, what kind of fitness have you been doing? Do you belong to a gym or do you work out at home? <BR> <BR> How many times/how long have you exercised this week? Do you feel good about it? What are your strengths? Is there anything that you are wanting to try but haven't yet? Sat, 16 Apr 2011 09:59:55 EST Im new and I would like to loose 50lbs HELP! I find very hard every day i say I start tomorrow,but.... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:21:55 EST Hi ") Hi I am Danae I had an account last year right around my wedding but found myself giving up and deleting it. That is not going to happen this time. I am currently 199 and I am never going to hit the 200 mark. (Last time I joined I was 199 and I got down to 179... And yet here I am again.) I need to find myself along this jouney and I think I just might be under all this somewhere. If you have any questions just ask. I love horses and hope to own some someday. I am married to my high school sw... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 22:42:23 EST Newbie =) Hello my name is Shara. I am nervous and excited about starting a weight loss journey with you all. Best wishes to everyone <em>249</em> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 21:37:10 EST Hello Hi my name is frann. thanks for having me. i look forward to obtaining a lot from this website. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:02:46 EST Hi everyone my name is Reina Hi everyone, My goal is to lose 40 t0 50 pounds, and in order to reach my goal, I will need all the help and support of the SparkPeople. I also want to thank SparkPeople for this great interest in helping people lose weight. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:30:38 EST Hi! I'm new here! :-) Hi! I've been overweight all of my life! I am SO tired of looking at all these pretty people and feeling crappy about myself! I have some emotional issues, I know, and I'm hoping the weight loss will help with that too! I have a boyfriend who is overweight as well but I want to look good for him as well as for myself! I need help staying on track! I really hope I can find it here! I'm nearly 30 and I need this so much! I need it to last! I know only I can make the change but I need help stayi... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:22:52 EST Me! Hi everyone, I am new to Spark and looking forward to displaying outstanding results, while meeting lots of friends along the way, that can feed off of me and me them. Have a great day! Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:13:11 EST making new friends I'm new to SP. Wanting to network for motivation and support <em>91</em> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:54:13 EST Introduction Hi, <BR> My name is Debbie and I currently weigh too damn much (225 lbs) for my 5'2 frame and I'm definately feeling it. Today I decided to do something about it. I've been in precontemplative stage now for several months and I just found this wonderful tool to use for support in my journey to a healthier lifestyle and weight. Today my goal is to drink more water and take a walk. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:05:35 EST Finding My Spark I found this website while searching for yet another weight loss quick fix plan. About me, I am somewhat active, more so on some days than others. I am running (more like walking/jogging/stumbling) my second half-marathon of a triple crown on Sunday. This is one of my more active days. I hike, cycle, rock climb, run, orienteer, swim, garden and bushwack. Yet, I can't seem to lose the weight and keep it off. My goal is to be able to do all of these things better by carrying less weight, by... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:53:54 EST making new friends I'm new to SP. Wanting to network for motivation and support <em>91</em> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:51:46 EST Hi i'm lossing weight and living heathly Live heathlyer and doing things for me, Mom and wife and had to do something for myself. I losed 30 lbs and want to loss more, i stated walking and doing yoga Fri, 15 Apr 2011 07:01:12 EST New to sparks, a little nervous about joining I am new to sparks and am a little nervous about joining as I have tried every program out there to lose weight only to regain it the minute I stopped the program. I am hoping that does not happen this time , but that I take the weight off and learn how to keep it off and become more healthy. <BR> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:54:49 EST i_bangkok from Thailand with fast-5 program Hi, <BR> <BR> I am new here also never write anything like this to share but why not. A month a go, I started my fast-5 program also I know this site via the recommendation of, Dr.Bert. My goal is to lose 6 KG, beside fast-5 also workout 5 days a week with the gym sessions such as Pilatis, Bosu, Yoga, etc. <BR> <BR> Welcome and gald to all new friends and advice sharing. <BR> <BR> Cheers, BKK Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:00:00 EST Hi Everyone! I am 18 years old and a high scool senior. I have battled with wight my entire life. I had one successful diet 4 years ago, going into my freshman year, in fear of being picked on for my weight. I was about the same wight I am now and lost 40 lbs in 3 monthes. The problem was, I didn't know how to keep it of. What got the ball rolling? (Just a taste..) I got into an abusive relationship for two years= gained weight, took a lot of emotional abuse from many different angles= gained weight, the ... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:13:01 EST IM old and tired I am an a great grandmother who has a lot of medical problems and a lot of weight to lose. I hope that putting my dreams about weight loss will come true. The real problem is i walk with a walker, have a back that is in horrible shape and if i injure it ,it cannot be fixed and i end up an invalid Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:52:47 EST Hello Hello, <BR> My name is Stacey and I work a desk job. I have an obsession with Dr Pepper and Fast food. I am in the process of cutting out Fast Food for a month and I have done great so far. I would like to lose 60 lbs by January of next year. I need all the help I can get and I have tried diet sodas and they just give me a headach. I have to have some sort of flavor to my drinks. I just got a bike and have been riding it as much as possible. I have tried lots of fad diets and I need a life c... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:42:17 EST Brand Spankin New :o) Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm Jamie and I am looking forward to this challenge! I have lots to loose but much more to gain over the next few months. My mother told my about this site so I thought I would give it a try, so far it looks wonderful. It's really motivating to read all the stories and useful info found here. look forward to meeting new friends also. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:34:21 EST Hello Everyone Hi everyone, I am Michaelyn, I am 33 yrs old, 3 kids, and 248lbs. I have PCOS and type 2 Diabetes. I have a lot to learn and overcome and I am hoping this will be the place where I find the friends and motivation to get it done. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:09:36 EST hiya new on here so a little help please (",) i am a new mummy who is wanting to lose my baby weight if anyone has any tips on how to do this safely they would be great please x Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:08:10 EST Hi Hello, I'm Rene' and I am here to help me become healthier. I am working on losing weight and increasing my exercise. I hope to find encouragement and motivational techniques from those here. Thank You. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:05:16 EST trying to lose weight 42 working 68 hours a week and run a house ,not so easy. Need to find some exercises that are easy and I can so at home. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:11:27 EST Hello there :) Hi my name is Edith and i'm 19. I'm not too sure what to say here but all I know is I'm pretty desperate to lose weight because I need to get healthy and also not be undermined by other people and insecure all the time. I have been bullied and mocked since forever and I really want to triumph over all those people who ever laughed at me or disregarded me. I have tried to diet before by starving myself and I lost approx. 10 kilos, but I put the weight back on faster than I lost it. I'm tired o... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:03:12 EST I'm Vikki and a total newbie Hi I found this site today trying to find vegetarian weightloss diets. Saw this one and thought I'd give it a go. Have got shed loads of weight to lose. Currently apathetic, lazy and severly lacking motivation to do anything physical. This has got to change; had my kids late in life and want to see them grow up and have kids of their own. Currently have high bp and cholesterol. Apart from these 2 (not taking meds) and my weight consider myself to be somewhat healthy. All I know is I feel hung... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:49:40 EST Hello everyone! 2nd day on the Slim4Life plan and doing fine, thought I would also get an account at Sparkpeople to help me track goals, etc. Need to drop down to under 200 by the time we go to DisneyWorld & Universal Studios in Orlando this August! Currently at 250 - heaviest EVER! Wish me luck! Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:16:17 EST i am back Yep, after spending a fortune on a Dr. assisted wieght loss program and gaining the wieght back. I am back on spark people. With four kids, two dogs, two guinee pigs, a husband and working full time there is not a whole lot of time left for me. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:10:46 EST Hello Hello everyone was not seeing results on ww and happen to stumble across this site. Looking for a buddy and support to lose weight and be healthy Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:12:24 EST New to this! Hi! I'm Tiffany. I read some of the messages on these boards and thought there seems to be a lot of great, motivating people here. I hope to make some new friends and achieve my weight loss goals at the same time! Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:08:51 EST NEWBIE!!!!! Hi everyone! I'm new-ish to Really, this is like my fifth account here but I have a whole new frame of mind and I'm totally ready to work hard and reach my goals once and for all! Wish me luck!! Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:17:50 EST want you to motivate me to loose 15 lbs Hey guys , I am 155 lbs ...want to be 135 lbs ...want your help. <BR> <BR> Thanks Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:43:17 EST Hi Everyone! Hi Everyone, My name is Amy. I'm a 45 yr old, married, mother of three. I'm begining a journey to lose 100 lbs! This is not my first time on SparkPeople but after testing the waters a few times I'm jumping in. Good luck to everyone and I hope everyone has a great day. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:45:28 EST Hi there! Getting started and wanted to say "Hi!" Hi - not really sure what to say except that I'm one of those "so much work that I come home and collapse" people. So, the concept of food prep and exercise remains a...concept. My goal is to break that trend and get the weight down and increase overall health - there are some mountains in Colorado that still need to be hiked! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to cheering folks on and learning new tips and tricks. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 08:54:40 EST Eeek! HI there, I've just joint Sparkpeople in the hope of finding some support and motivation to shed a few pounds (22 to be precise). I haven't done anything like this before so am not really sure what to expect. I look forward to interacting with you all and hearing your stories of success. Good luck everyone and keep up the good work. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 07:13:54 EST Hey everyone, Im Belinda and im new to spark Hi all, my name is Belinda and i am new to spark. I am trying to make some positive lifestyle changes to improve my self being. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 23:16:22 EST I'm doing it! hi - I thought I introduced myself but I can't find my posting so let's do this again! This is my 2nd time on spark, well, that's not true. I was a sparker a few years ago, lost 30 lbs and felt great. Since then I had my beautiful daughter, had a stressful job and used every excuse not to lose weight and take care of me. <BR> <BR> Sooooooooooo, I left my job to stay home with my 2 year old and start taking care of me! I'm very excited and so far feel great! I wish I could say that I hav... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:35:40 EST Hi, I'm new here. My name is Bill from Florida. Hi, a friend just told me about this website. She was very enthused about it. She knows I am trying (once again) to eat more healthy and lose weight. So, here I am, willing to try something new. Thanks. ...Bill from Florida. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 20:57:06 EST Hi, my name is Teresa My goal is to get to and maintain a healthy weight. I have been training since last October for a half marathon April 30 (just 2 and a half weeks away!) but my weight is not changing. I'm stuck!! I currently run/walk 5 days a week with a week off after every 3 weeks, but I need help with changing the way I eat so I can lose weight along with becoming more fit. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:52:58 EST Hi everyone! My name is Megan <BR> Im 31, attend nursing school part time, a mother and a wife. <BR> Im hoping to get healthy and loose some weight in the process! <BR> Hopefully this website can give me the extra push I am looking for to make it to my goals. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:05:11 EST Hello everyone, my name is Teresa! I need so desperately to lose weight. I have heard so much about SP and can't wait to start my weight loss program. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:10:12 EST Looking for support My name is Felicia Evans and I am 31 years old a wife and a mother of 3. I have had 2 back surgeries and I have several bulging discs in my back that limit me to doing alot of exercises. I have been doing a calorie diet for 2 weeks now. I am scared to get on the scales. I have never been one to have a good self esteem and praise myself. I am looking for support and soem low calorie food ideas and good excercises. Thanks <BR> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:45:17 EST Hello Everyone This is my first time on SP, and so far it seems like a good place for me to get encouragement and stay on track. I am 30 yrs old with two children. Over the past 13 yrs my weight has inched up and up. I can't blame it on my children as I lost the baby weight after I had them and then I just put more on. My goal is to eat better and move more. I am excited to start seeing some results. My family is going to Hawaii next year in April and my goal is to look so good my husband won't even notice ... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:15:51 EST question how do i add a my picture the the little information bubble beside the posts? Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:04:43 EST help help help help help help to get started Hi there, I am a busy mother, also in college and working full time. Have come across the website and think its just what I need. However, Since discovering it 3 days ago I havnt got started. Im still overeating and not doing anything to change all my bad habits. I need to take the first step but don't know where to start. help, help, help, help, help, help, help, Tue, 12 Apr 2011 06:03:11 EST Lost at 22 -tntkennedy0610 So what you need to know. I am a 22 year old female with a bachelors in English. I married my high school sweet heart about a year ago. We always had plans to have kids right out of college, so we set the ball in motion by buying our first home to raise our family in. We have been trying to concieve since April 2010, in March of 2011 I thought since I was two weeks late it had finally happened, but I was wrong. I have had some severe medical problems since I was in a car wreck many years... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 02:43:34 EST Am I crazy or what? I'm 56 years old and have just started my first boot camp experience ever. The first day really kicked my butt. I'm beginning to think I should've taken an easier softer way to get started. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 01:18:15 EST newbie hey all, ive never been to one of these sites before so bear with me.. im a total newbie. my deff. goal is to get to where i feel great in a swimming suit( dont we all) my goal is to get to 120-125.. but i still want to keep curves.. sounds wierd huh? my interest is basicly my child shes pretty spunky and keeps me on my toes.. I do like to be outside when weather is great, like fishing, out on the boat, or riding bikes! :) I've joined this site because I don't have a huge support team around ... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:48:40 EST Hello All Hi People <BR> <BR> My name is Alyssa and I am excited to be on this journey with all of you! <BR> <BR> A little about myself: <BR> I am 24, recently married and I live in the suburbs of Toronto. My husband and I just bought a house so I am in nesting mode. <BR> <BR> I work as an assistant to a provincial representative (in Canada they are called MPP's). It is the best job ever -- I am always learning new things and have the opportunity to help people. <BR> <BR> I am a Christian... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:04:13 EST Newbie from Kansas City Hi there! I'm Christy and I'm new to SparkPeople. I am a wife and mother to 2 young girls. I work full-time at a local credit union and have a side business as a sugar artist (cakes, cookies, etc). <BR> <BR> My credit union started a WeighHealthy challenge last month and so far I've lost 7 pounds from that. Coupled with the 13 pounds I lost in the last 6 months from taking my thyroid medications consistently, and I'm 20 pounds towards my goal. I have another 30 pounds or so to get to ... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:47:29 EST hello everyone Hello Everyone, My name is Shante and i am 29 years old and 5'7 and weights 298. I have been overweight since my senior year of high school but this was a recent shocker to me because i never weighed this much. Regardless of how much i weighed i've always been healthy. i had a phyical this past week and the doctor said " shante you have to lose this weight". So here I am. <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:26:14 EST I'm New!! I'm new here and thought I would introduce myself. My name is Alex. I am 26 years old and a SAHM to three little boys (ages 6,5, and 1-1/2). I am so tired of hanging onto this extra baby weight and I really want to do something about it. I've never been good about exercising, so I need extra motivation!!! I look forward to using this program and getting to know some of you! Mon, 11 Apr 2011 08:58:50 EST I'm new! Hi everyone! I am new to this and hope to lose 3 stone over the coming months but mainly a stone before my holiday at the end of may! Mon, 11 Apr 2011 06:21:05 EST Totally psyched! I have been on a perpetual diet for 15 years. I have lost the first 50 pounds successfully, and kept it off, but I am still 50 pounds from my goal! I am going to be trying the 17 day diet program as of this week. (that is as soon as the book is delivered to me) I am having trouble keeping to a program. I need accountability and motivation! Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:47:24 EST Ben and Jerry are major a-holes Whether his name is Mike, a young Philadelphia cop, who didn't call to schedule a second date, OR those humpers Ben & Jerry who I often turn to when times are tough... men always seem to disappoint me. I'm here looking for new girlfriends to mutually support each other's weight loss efforts. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 13:50:48 EST Need to loose 50 pounds Good Morning. I live in St. Croix and I am a nibbler. Nights are worst. I find my self being a vaccum eating my food as well as my 2 year old breakfast lunch and dinner remains. I also have problems with portions. I stay at home taking care of my two children. I bake cakes and pastrys which is a con, because of the sampling.. I would like to have a buddy that is going through similar issues as me Sun, 10 Apr 2011 08:32:05 EST Newbie Hi, <BR> <BR> I have just joined spark people today and wondered if there is anyone that would like to meet new friends who are dieting and have any handy tips or advice. I have joined to loose weight as I am taking part in the race for life In June as my dad has been diagnoised with terminal cancer and I want to do him proud. <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from you soon <BR> <BR> Bea x Sun, 10 Apr 2011 03:50:04 EST *Birthdays* Please post your birthday so that we can all celebrate with you! Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:18:23 EST Introduce Yourself! Introduce yourself to your other team members and get to know one another! Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:17:29 EST Daily Chat The Daily Chat Thread is a place where you can come and check in with each other daily. Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:15:40 EST