SparkPeople Spark Kentucky-The Official Team Team Messageboard A group for Sparkers from Kentucky SparkPeople Spark Kentucky-The Official Team Team Messageboard Hello Just want to say hi from the Bluegrass area Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:20:03 EST ketogenic diet Anyone following the ketogenic diet? Is it working? <BR> <BR> I have no problems cutting carbs most days doing without bread and pasta. However, I would like to use AP flour to coat chicken to give it a light crust when cooked. <BR> <BR> Also, can this diet be effective if you follow it for 7 days and then off for 2 and so on? Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:24:44 EST Thank You for Existing! Hi, I'm RRLK1960, <BR> I appreciate this website and all of you on here so very much. I have repeating clinical depression and fibromyalgia. The depression keeps me from moving and has made me very overweight and weak. It is a struggle to move one minute. I am hopeful that there is someone out there who has been where I am or is there now that I can pair up with to have friendship, advice and in general help to get myself out of this lifestyle which is so unhealthly. I am a retired teacher wi... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:30:52 EST Hello! Hi everyone! My name is Crissy and I'm 30 years old. I've been married to my husband for 11 years and have been blessed with two children, James (10) and Catherine (2). We live in a small town outside of Somerset, Ky, but are hoping to buy some land and build our own home soon. My husband works at the jail, while I stay at home. We've taken the plunge into homeschooling this year and have also begun to live simply. Very exciting and new!!! <BR> <BR> As to my weight issues...well, they've sor... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 08:16:09 EST Ready for change-Need some help Hi, I'm new to SP and looking for help with motivation. I'm over 200 lbs and gaining all the time unless I do something to stop this. Have been heavy for so long that I have lost all confidence in myself that I can do this. I am a single mom, work long days as a nurse full time, and go to grad school part time. Just feeling overwhelmed, and I am a stress eater to boot! I love seeing stories of people who have lost 40, 50 plus and kept it off. That is great, and I would love to be able t... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:41:28 EST Fancy Farm Picnic 5k Run~Friday, July 31st Fancy Farm Picnic 5k Run this weekend! Can you survive the Hill? <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:44:39 EST Walking trails Anyone from London,KY.? I'm new here and would like to find some trails to walk. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:43:37 EST Introduction I am working toward an initial weight loss goal of 15 pounds by changing my eating habits, tracking what I eat, eating for nutrition, and exercising every day. Sun, 31 May 2015 11:04:53 EST On the right track Hi I'm Brittany, I'm new to this but I now feel I'm on the right track to lossing weight. I have a long way to go but I know I can do trying to lose weight by cutting calories because I am disabled and unable to exercise the way I need too, I hope to lose enough weight to help with my mobility. Wish me luck Tue, 19 May 2015 22:46:43 EST Hiking Spots I love hiking in Kentucky. I haven't been out in a while, but am looking into starting up again this spring. Are there any favorite hiking spots you have in KY and why? Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:22:00 EST Hello I am Jeanette Hello I am Jeanette. I have been bouncing back and forth for years about my weight and getting healthy. I want to set a good example for my daughters and find myself again. This person I see looking out of the mirror everyday is not the person I want to stay. I have started to make small changes in the way our family eats by adding veggies and trying to cook healthier. I joined a gym in September 2014 and for a couple months went faithfully. Then I started not going and looking for excuses no... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:52:28 EST New to Spark! Hello. I am 47 and needing to get my weight down at least 50 pounds. I have lost weight many times but have packed the pounds right back on plus some. I want to finally get them off and keep them off once and for all! <BR> <BR> I look forward to making new friends on here and hope to find encouragement, mentorship, and lifelong friends. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:31:13 EST Hello from Northern Kentucky! Name's Jimi, I'm 22, and I'm from Mason County. This isn't my first time on SP, but I'm hoping it will be my last. I've got a lot of work to do. Anyway, just wanted to drop-in and say howdy. If anyone's close and needs a buddy (RL or online) feel free to send me a message. Staying motivated is so much easier when you have someone to cheer you on. ^_^ Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:35:58 EST Hello! Hello everyone! My name is Crissy. I'm 30, been married 10 years to my amazing husband, have 2 children (9 year old son, 2 year old daughter), and I've been blessed with the ability to be a stay at home mother. <BR> I've joined SparkPeople because I'm so tired of being unhealthy and not being comfortable in my skin. When I started, I weighed 220 lbs and I have so far managed to lose 20 lbs. My goal is to weigh 100 lbs. which would put me at a healthy BMI for my very small height of 5' 1". <... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:00:44 EST Hello All! Hello! I'm Crystal and I'm really excited about starting on the path to a healthy life. Sat, 7 Mar 2015 16:19:02 EST 54, 4'11" 148lbs. I need lots of help and encouragement to lose weight and get healthier. It's very frustrating to work out, eat right, and not lose I give up for a while...then start I again. It's a cycle I don't like. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:45:38 EST Hello! I'm a (newly turned) 30 year old woman who needs to lose 100 lbs. I've tried so many times before, yet each time I've given up. I'm hoping and praying that this time, I will push through and attain my goal of having a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:03:12 EST Newbie here from central Kentucky! Hi everyone!! I am new here and new to the "healthy" lifestyle! So far I have lost 15lbs just by making simple changes to my diet and cutting out soda. This just inspired me to do more, so I have committed to losing 20+ more pounds and getting healthy!! For me, this is not just about losing weight; it is about making a change for the better! <BR> <BR> Oh, a little about myself! I am 44 years old. I am the wife of an amazing, supportive, awesome husband. Together we have 4 gorgeous child... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:00:17 EST low carb recipes Prefer to count carbs rather than calories, anyone on board? Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:11:24 EST Hello! I'm a 30 year old woman who is lucky enough to have been married to my amazing husband for almost 11 years. I've been blessed with 2 children (boy and a girl) and am currently living in southern Kentucky. <BR> As of right now, I'm weighing in at 100 lbs over a healthy weight for my height. It's so hard for me to write that because quite frankly, it's embarrassing that I've allowed myself to go this far. I've made excuses...heck, I'm pretty sure that I'm the Queen of the Excuses, but at the e... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:08:32 EST No more excuses! I want to become fit and healthy. I really enjoyed exercising as a child and still do. Due to some life issues my weight has spiraled out of control. I always have had curves and seem to build muscle, so by being obese I really feel lost, scared and quite frankly overwhelmed. My mantra is No More Excuses. I WANT TO BE THE REAL ME! But I need help to know where to start. I'm hoping that by joining Spark that I found the seeds to plant to succeed. I appreciate the time any spark people take to... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:14:24 EST Sandra Hello, My name is Sandra and I am trying to change my eating habits and trying to get fit again. Normally I ride my bike with my husband, we do different challenges we did the Kentucky Century Challenge. My goal is to do all 400 miles this year. I only did 200 miles last year. I am 39 years old and a mother and grandmother. So I want to be healthy so I can show them that this is the right way to live. If anyone has any suggestions on meal planning that would be greatly appreciated. I am 170 l... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:56:52 EST Hello all Hi, I'm new to SparkPeople. I've lived in Henderson, KY for about a year or so, before that I lived in Evansville, IN (across the bridge, still going to school there) and grew up in Indianapolis, IN. I was working out very hard this past summer and doing awesome, getting stronger, but started struggling when this past semester (I'm in my fourth year in college) because I was overwhelmed with all my classes, work and having to go up to Indianapolis because my grandma was in the hospital the ma... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:06:22 EST Hello! I'm a 29 year old woman who has been married to my amazing husband for 10 years. We've been blessed with our two children who are amazing and beautiful. <BR> <BR> I've always been on the chunky side, but after giving birth to our children, I gained weight. 80 lbs. to be exact. <BR> <BR> Even though I'm a blessed woman to have a husband and children who adore me for who I am, I realize that I need to get in shape. Not to be loved, but to simply be healthy. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to meet all ... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:48:27 EST Location Breckinridge County anyone???? I am between Hardinsburg and Hudson? <em>38</em> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:51:24 EST Color Run, Glasgow KY<BR>25118/?ref=25 <BR> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to let everyone know about the local color run. I should have posted sooner but it's not too late to sign up. It's untimed, which is perfect for the 5K first timer looking to test the waters, plus it is sure to be a colorful, fun activity aaaaaand there's a costume contest afterward for prizes. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:17:22 EST Hello! Hello everyone! My name is Crissy and I'm 29 years old. I live in Kentucky with my amazing husband, 2 children (9 year old son/2 year old daughter), and our 3 year old mutt whose name is Malia. <BR> I've always been on the chunky side, however, I've had a wakeup call recently that made me realize just how far I've allowed myself to go. I'm now weighing in at my highest weight ever...210 lbs. <BR> I can't wait to meet all of you and watch you all meet your goals! <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> ... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:26:30 EST kymimi74 I am so excited to start this journey! Thu, 7 Aug 2014 14:14:01 EST New to Kentucky Just moved to Central Kentucky from Vermont. The last year has been a whirlwind and now I am making time for myself again to get back into some good habits. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:39:50 EST Hi I'm Wayne I am a 41 year old junk food junkie. I am Married, No kids of my own, 2 Adult Step children, 2 Step grandchildren, and we have custody of the five year old grand baby. <BR> My starting weight is 353 lbs. Goal to get to 150 to 180 area. <BR> My wife has been sick for most of our 14 years together. So setting around hospitals and a lot of junk food. <BR> I have tried many diets and pills. Neither seem to work out very well. <BR> Ready to really do this for myself. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:01:55 EST Moving and loing for a training partner I am moving to Lexington in June and I intend to begin training in July for a 2015 Spartan event. I am looking for others training for a Spartan or Warrior Dash that I can train with. Thu, 8 May 2014 08:57:45 EST Anyone use advocare? I live in Louisville and would love to find a supportive group. The advocare spark team is not active so I'm curious if any of you use advocare products. Sun, 4 May 2014 23:50:53 EST Hello Hi I'm not originally from KY, but I've been living here for most of my life. I've had a lot of medical issues over the least year and decided it was time to take my weight loss seriously! I'm looking for some friends around my size that I can team up with, our start a support system with. I'm 35yrs old and weigh close to 390lbs. Let me know if you're interested in an online "buddy"! Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:47:33 EST Granny Minne Hey I decided to try this again. I. was on here over 5 years ago, but did not try very hard ,and you know if you don't try you fail, and so I am hoping to get healthier this time... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 16:17:58 EST Hey Everyone! Hey everyone! My name is Niki, I'm 21, and I'm from Germantown (a tiny town in Mason County that's a little over an hour away from Florence). I've got 101 pounds to lose by March 15, 2015. This isn't the first time I've been on SparkPeople, so here's to hoping that I stick to it this time. I'm chubby, but I'm energetic and I love to talk so feel free to send me a message anytime. :) Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:35:20 EST challenges Does this team ever do any challenges? Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:43:58 EST Newbie As it say I am new to the form. I live in the Coxs Creek area of Bardstown, KY. <BR> <BR> I thought I stop here and post :) <BR> <BR> I am trying to lose this weight and get healthy not only for me but for my son to around for him. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:18:59 EST Hi my name is Shawna Today starts my weightloss journey! I'm very nervous, almost scared. I have failed at this journey so many times, but today I'm just doing one day at a time:) Tue, 4 Mar 2014 18:59:05 EST new mber Hi my Jacqueline and I am having trouble with stick to a wight loss plan with small children at home. I have tried a lot of other thinguallys but with out help it only last 3 days <BR> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:12:23 EST new to team:) hi everyone!!. i live in somerset and am looking forward to this. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:23:26 EST Hello from Georgetown! Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Ashley and I live in Georgetown, KY. Glad to be part of this team and be motivated to lose weight/get healthy! <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, <BR> Ashley Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:07:49 EST Spark Rally Florence Ky 4.26.14 Cincinnati Area SparkPeople Member Rally 4/26/14 <BR> <BR> April 26th from 9 am to 5 pm <BR> <BR> Microtel Inns and Suites Conference Room <BR> <BR> Address: 7490 Woodspoint Dr, Florence, KY 41042 <BR> Phone:(859) 746-8100 <BR> <BR> <BR> Presentations By: <BR> <BR> Tina Wiseley aka Hoosiergirlindy lost 200 <BR> <BR> Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl lost 240+ <BR> <BR> Brad Milligan aka Bradmill2922 lost over 200 <BR> <BR> Tom McCourt aka McCourtt lost 60+ <BR> <BR> Lee Scott Green aka Swd... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 02:15:26 EST mother of 7 Thirty pounds to lose by summer! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 18:43:35 EST Tired of the cold weather, ready for spring... Ugh...I don't know about you all, but I am so ready for some warmer weather. I am actually excited about the idea of going out and doing yardwork and burning lots of calories. I have been looking through catalogs, magazines, and the internet to plan what I will plant in my flower beds this year. I'm looking for something low maintenance, but still pretty. Any ideas? Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:55:33 EST Hello Everyone! Hi everyone, my name is Cat and I am new here. I have attempted to get my weight down before and I know I can do it because in the past I lost 60 pounds doing Low Carb. Now that I am to the point I need to lose weight again, I am having issues. I keep starting off strong and doing well! Then I hit about the 10-15lbs lost point and I sabotage myself and gain it all back. This time feels different though. Before I tried to do this without any support or anyone to talk to about my issues, no on... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 07:32:27 EST Time to get started... and make friends! Hey, everyone. I'm very new to this, and a little shy. But I'm thrilled to be joining, and I'm looking forward to getting to know as many people as possible! I'm a graduate student in Kentucky, which leaves me with very little time to socialize, so any friends/ accountability buddies I make will be really cool! <BR> I am 23, just got out of a toxic relationship, and have decided to take a stand against the unhappiness I feel and start doing things for myself, and not other people! <BR> I ho... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:15:00 EST Mother of 4 who needs to lose 100 pounds Hi my name is Sarah. My goal is to get down to about 120-130 pounds in the next 2 years tops. I currently weigh 233 pounds so that's anywhere from 100 to 110 pounds for me to lose. I've become very unhealthy physically and mentally so this is crucial for my well being. I grew up eating a lot of the wrong things pretty much so it's hard for me to understand what is healthy and what's not; I want to learn though. I have four small children ages 6, 3, 2 and 1 (the youngest being the only girl). ... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 12:37:43 EST Hello Everyone Hey there, my name is Eryn and I had some issues with the College Freshman weight gain. I came to college weighing just under 150 pounds and I felt a bit too tiny for my size. I now weigh over 80 lbs more than when I came to school. I want to get back to a healthy weight that I can feel attractive being. I was recently married and I would love to get back to the size I was when my husband fell in love with me. I look forward to all the aid that this site with provide on my weight loss journey Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:25:23 EST BAKERHELEN1 HELLO EVERY BODY Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:15:36 EST Where are you from Owensboro here. Helped the Army out for 6 years when I was younger but lived here or in Daviess county all my life. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 07:53:44 EST I need help! Everytime i try to work out and loose weight i get on these crash diet. i hate working out and i love to eat... haha. Im getting married in 7 months and i want to loose at least 30 pounds. I am 5 foot and i weigh 175. I dont want to go up anymore. ihate it i feel like im in a prison i cant get out of. and right now i am at home with nothing going on. im in between jobs at the moment and cant afford a gym membership. i dont have much control over what i eat because my fiances mom cooks most of... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 19:02:04 EST Getting Fit before 40 Hello everyone, I am new to spark people......moved here from my fitness pal. =D <BR> I will be 37 years old soon, and decided that by the time I turn 40 I will have been able to see my abs for once in my life (always the pudgy one) I am down to 120 pounds. I have in the past done p90x which I loved. Power 90, and am now doing Chalean extreme day 30. I enjoy working out and hate dieting I love to eat!! <BR> My 18 year old son has joined me on this fitness journey and is down 20 pounds, I ... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:49:27 EST Howdy Hi, all! I'm Jen. I want to lose 30 pounds and be a "fit" person. My motivators: a family history of Type II diabetes (though I am not diabetic), heart disease, and breast cancer. Also, I am a health professional, and I should be a healthy weight, not overweight. Finally, I have a young female relative who is growing up with a bunch of fat people in our family, and I am the only female who is not morbidly obese. I *am* overweight, though, and I would like to be a role model of a healthy... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:08:23 EST Debbie Ahmed Hi, this is my first time on this website. I am 5 ft, tall and was over 200 Lbs. I am wanting to lose weight due to health issues. At this time, I am weighing 153, and my goal weight is 125. Three years ago, I had a stroke due to blood pressure and weight, and since I have 2 adult, wonderful sons named Ryan and matt, I made the decision to change my path, so that I had a chance of having a path to share with my sons. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:02:35 EST Debbie Ahmed Hi, this is my first time on this website. I am 5 ft, tall and was over 200 Lbs. I am wanting to lose weight due to health issues. At this time, I am weighing 153, and my goal weight is 125. Three years ago, I had a stroke due to blood pressure and weight, and since I have 2 adult, wonderful sons named Ryan and matt, I made the decision to change my path, so that I had a chance of having a path to share with my sons. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:02:34 EST hello I'm Jeanie Mullins I have type 2 diabetes, i am on a 1500 calorie a day diet and exercise I need all the support I can get!! this is the first time I have been faced with this situation. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:18:59 EST JUST WANNA BE A BETTER ME HEY MY NAME IS SHELLY JUST HERE TO GET A LITTLE EXTRA HELP WITH SOME WEIGHT ISSUES. I QUIT SMOKING 4 YEARS AGO , AND REALLY STARTING TO ADD ON THE POUNDS IM ADDICTED TO SWEETS REALLY BAD AND NEED SOME HELP WITH THAT AS WELL JUST WANNA BE HEALTHIER MORE THAN ANYTHING Sun, 20 Oct 2013 22:30:56 EST New to sparks Hello my name is Sharon and I live in Westwood ky. I have really enjoyed this website. It has really motivated me. Would love to hear from anyone in the Ashland ky area. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 10:23:24 EST Binge :( Yesterday I was so pumped to get myself back on track...My vacation started and I knew I would have all kinds of time to make sure I did the right things...What did I do? <BR> <BR> Eating Binge....I really don't know why I did it or what I really was thinking :( <BR> <BR> Even though I have still had success while not really eating the right way over the past few weeks...33 lbs lost to date....I Don't know why I have the Blahs and Binges? <BR> <BR> Anyone have any advice for me to get my... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:55:51 EST supplements for weight loss Has anyone tried garcinia cambogia? 7 keto she's? Dr. oz talks about them. jumpstart my metabolism. I am post menapausal and it is hard to lose weight. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:48:53 EST GET WELL SOON DEE <em>214</em> So sorry you have been so sick. May the Lord send healing your way! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:54:22 EST LuAnn from KY Its time!! I looked into the mirror from a distance and noticed I'm turning into my mother! which i know most of us do as we get older but I am also starting to see her health issues turn up in me but only 20 years sooner than they hit her!! I'm starting to worry that if I do not get my weight under control now, the other health issues that are starting to rear their ugly heads will never go away. I have plenty of reasons why I should have a healthier lifestyle and like the rest of us I have ... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 08:19:32 EST LuAnn from KY Its time!! I looked into the mirror from a distance and noticed I'm turning into my mother! which i know most of us do as we get older but I am also starting to see her health issues turn up in me but only 20 years sooner than they hit her!! I'm starting to worry that if I do not get my weight under control now, the other health issues that are starting to rear their ugly heads will never go away. I have plenty of reasons why I should have a healthier lifestyle and like the rest of us I have ... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 08:10:54 EST HI Everyone HI im Domonique and im 18 years old and im trying to get in shape for prom cause this is my finally year Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:22:43 EST Location Moreland, KY Tue, 6 Aug 2013 20:05:19 EST missed my friends at spark I have been away for a while but it was no vacation, I was in the hospital and currently out but still have a way to go before a good bill of health. Please pray I get one. I have lost some weight but not a lot and am here to say Im starting over again. All your friendships mean a lot to me. I might even be introducing a new member to spark . She is my daught who is desperately trying to lose weight. I guess that is all for now except wish me luck Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:46:06 EST Hello I joined this site quite awhile ago but this is my first time reaching out. I'm not sure how this works but I figured a good place to start was Hello... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:49:30 EST Spark Convention I don't know if I asked this before,but is there going to be a Spark Convention in Cincinnati this year? Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:55:12 EST Hi I am Terry Lynn I have a medical need to lose about 130 lbs unable to breathe well and have other issues that are affected by my weight looking for others to help keep me inspired and I will do the same for you thanks Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:41:07 EST Almost 28 with over a hundred to lose Hey guys I'm getting ready to turn 28 years old and I weigh 297 pounds. I am a mother to a 7 year old and a wife. I am just tired of being obese I have been since i was 17 my lowest adult weight was 245 in 08 at my wedding. I am ready to get my life back because it spiraled out of control. I have stayed indoors for the past five years too ashamed to show my face to the people around me. It all started I guess because my in-laws are really hard on me. They love my husbands ex but can not stand... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:15:52 EST Kinda New! my name is Laura and I am new back on sparkpeople! I have been a member for a few years now, but couldn't remember my password <em>234</em> . I have gone from 38% bodyfat to 20%, and continue to try to get stronger everyday. I have developed a passion for health/fitness and want to get involved on this page with chats, volunteering, etc! Sun, 7 Jul 2013 09:11:35 EST Hello :-) Hi :-) My name is Rebecca and I have been on that weight loss rollercoaster all of my life. Ive tried doing it on my own but it is really hard to stick to without some kind of help. Im hoping to get the help and support I need on here. I also would like to wish all of you good luck. Happy fourth of July! Thu, 4 Jul 2013 19:39:02 EST Starting Over? I can't tell you how many times I have tried a diet of some sort...Weight Watchers, 17 day diet, Slim Fast, Calorie Counting and appetite suppressants. You name it I've tried it. This time I'm returning to Spark People with a different outlook. I have my family on board with me for support this time and feel GREAT ABOUT IT! I purchased the Spark Solution and am enjoying the book. Reading as much as I can on the site this week....I have planned to start following the menu from the site sta... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:22:18 EST Hello from Eastern KY! Hi everyone! My name is Amanda. I'm from the Grayson area of Eastern KY, and re-started my activity on spark people this week. I've been a member on and off for a couple years now, but as the motivation ebbs and flows, I've stopped logging on, changed accounts, and been trying to lose the same thirty pounds now, and more weight just joined the party, so its time to get serious. <BR> <BR> I LOVE to hike, and this extra weight has become a problem for me in doing that. I'm from a wonderful are... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:04:49 EST what is your most memorable vacation and how long I went to mount rushmore this year and cape hatteras last year they were both great. Lasted only a week though Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:51:38 EST Help please! I have a 12 year old niece that has been in and out of the hospital because she can't eat or drink. Or at least that's what she says. She had her gall bladder removed about 2 months ago and has been treated for acid reflux for about 2 years. She has a feeding tube in and without it she has dehydrated and loses lots of weight. She has been treated by a gastroenterologist who believes her issues are psychosomatic. In any event, her parents are at wits end. She doesn't seem to care about wearing... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:31:14 EST i am a new spark person for almost one week Hi <BR> my name is Sandy and I have been in spark almost one week.I have always had a problem with weight especially after my 3 pregnancies and actually I lost 150 lbs when I was younger but my third pregnancy I put it back on. I have had quite a few life stresses in my life and I believe that <BR> has a lot to do with my weight. I said a lot of prayers and hung in there,someone once told me <BR> I was a woman who said never die and that is exactly how I feel.Life has been more than tuff bu... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:45:11 EST New to the group I joined but never introduced myself. I am a 28 year old momma of 2 energetic boys. I have 50 lbs to lose so I can keep up with my 1yr old and almost 4yr old. My husband is deployed and I would like to transform myself while he is gone. Hoping to get the support here since my family is not close by. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:58:13 EST Newbie HI <BR> My name is Deb and I am new to Spark People. <em>198</em> <BR> I am a Certified Pharmacy Tech and a Grandma of a beautiful 9 year old granddaughter. My hope is to loose 50 lbs and to keep it off this time. I would love to meet some pals on here to keep the motivation up and to have some fun along the way. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:18:27 EST almost 7 months new to KY Hello everyone! My name is Silvia and I am new to this site. I moved to Meade County, KY from San Diego, CA back in December and am still feeling a bit lost here not having friends here yet. I was born and raised in Cali. Would love to find some walking buddies and shopping friends : ) close to me because I don't drive. My husband takes me everywhere. Fri, 7 Jun 2013 20:37:56 EST new to team Hi, I have been with Sparkpeople for almost 2 weeks and I am loving it. Keeps me staying on track. Fri, 7 Jun 2013 19:32:52 EST New at this :) Hello! This is the first time I am ever doing anything like this so I'm not sure on where to start. My husband and I are trying to start our own little diet to get healthier to be able to keep up with our 1 year old, so I wanted to get as much info and tips that I could to get started when I came upon this site. So far, so good. We just started getting the ball rolling, so the plan is to stick with it. My goal is to get at least close to my pre-pregnancy weight, he says his is the same :) I'... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 23:39:32 EST Moms/womens running/walking group in Lexington I just wanted to let everyone on here know about the Lexington chapter of a national running club for women. It is called Moms Run This Town and it is free. The national site is, you can find the local group on facebook at <BR><BR>nkymrtt/ <BR> or search for Lexington, KY Moms RUN This Town on facebook. <BR> Hope you can join us for some runs/walks! Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:34:10 EST Is anybody here? I just wondered how active this team really is. Are there team leaders? I don't really see any new topics or challenges. Mon, 13 May 2013 10:41:20 EST adult kids problems can be overwhelming I am upset about family problems concerning my children, don't feel like eating. I'm going to put in an exercise dvd and hpe to feel better after that. Sat, 11 May 2013 19:25:09 EST Hi I'm new I'm new to sparkpeople and looking forward to support. I'm from Morganfield, my little hometown. Hopefully I can be of help and support. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:43:46 EST Richmond workout buddy ok I live in Richmond near eku ( like a block away) I go out and do my zombies run thing every night, but I am a girl and I would like to have someone who would be interested in going out and jogging with me ( its mostly walking at this point) anyone in Richmond interested? Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:32:43 EST Moving to Kentucky and need info Hi! <BR> <BR> My hubby and I are currently living in the White Mountains of Arizona and will be moving to Kentucky for 2 years. We have no clue as to which town of Kentucky would be best for us. If you were moving here, you would have the option of living in two towns that are 7 miles apart that are beautiful and full of pine trees. Down the road 20 miles you would living in a kind of high desert area. <BR> <BR> My husband will be working at the Ghent power plant. We love to exercise to... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:49:08 EST Komin 5k in October I am planning on running the 5k in october I dont run now but I have been doing a 5k training. was wondering if anyone from Lexington or near is interested in joining a team with me. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:12:41 EST Hello Hi, My name is Patsy. I live in Harlan, KY. I've been a Spark member for more than a year, just haven't been active on the site. Hoping to change that. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:38:37 EST a walking group for cave city ky im new to the spark team an im looking for other people in the cave city area to walk with. if you cant reach me here then you can email me at Sat, 30 Mar 2013 23:01:02 EST new member hello all, my name is earl i live in versailles ky, from bowling green. joined 3/11/13 and have lost 15 lbs, i think this is a great site and i see a lot of sucess stories which is even greater. good luck to all . <em>253</em> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:35:00 EST How do I enter only 1/2 of my walk I have saved? My walk was cut short my the birth of triplets. Two kids made it the third one didn't. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:32:40 EST Workout buddy? I would like to find somebody around Cadiz that would like to work out with me. Maybe do some walking, yoga, or go to a fitness center. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:24:44 EST The Harlem Globetrotters in Pikeville! COUPON My boys absolutely LOVED watching The Harlem Globetrotters last year and we can't wait to see it again! I wanted to share this great coupon with you all. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing kid participation and fun to a whole new level when their 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour comes to the Eastern KY Expo Center on Thursday, March 21st at 7pm. <BR> Click here:<BR>arlem-globetrotters-eastern-ky-expo-ce<BR>nter <BR> to purc... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:51:10 EST New start in 2013. Hello, I am 46 and need to get back in shape. I live in Cadiz, KY. I am worried that if I do not get down to a health weight, my health well go down. My weight gain was very fast. My thyroid went bad and gained over 30 lbs in one month. By the time I started medication to control it. I was obese. I an having a very heard time with it. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:11:59 EST New Member Hello, My name is Mike.:) I am new to Spark people Kentucky. I signed up for the 5 mile Kentucky walking challenge. I do look forward to challege. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:24:18 EST Hello HELLIO, EVERONE MY NAME IS NECIA I AM NEW TO THE GROUP I AM FROM GLASGOW ,KY I JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND INTRODUCE MYSELF. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 22:16:28 EST Jenn Hi everyone my name is Jennifer I cant wait to try this out Sat, 2 Mar 2013 15:47:03 EST 50lbs in 5 months So i have taken the last week or so that I have been a Spark member trying to contact local members and to find some motivation. Out of the dozens of people i tried to contact. Two messaged me back and only one is interested in "possibly' walking or something together down the road. <BR> <BR> Well I can't wait for the help or the motivation from others any more... and i bet you can't either. <BR> <BR> I am tired of feeling uncomfortable in most social situations because of my weight. <BR> I... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:01:58 EST Happy to have Found You Hello I am new to this forum. But not to being overweight. I have been "heavy" all my life and used the term "big boned" until even I am tired of saying it. Hopefully I can stay motivated and keep myself encouraged. I live in Kentucky and would enjoy communicating with oters in this area North Central Kentucky I am several miles outside of Lexington. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:42:52 EST New Member Hello All! I am a new member to the SparkPeople Community. I'm still feeling things out, but very excited to have such an interactive tool at my disposal. Here's to new friends, and a new and healthier me! :O) Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:39:53 EST new from western ky hi, my name is faye and i live in a small town in western ky. glad to be on the team. <em>334</em> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:13:22 EST chit chat How is everyone doing today? I hope that you are have a great Valentines day! Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:55:09 EST Florence Y'all Hello everyone! I am new to the KY Spark team! I am feeling very motivated and looking for like minded people. I have and WILL loose 50 lbs over the next few months - anyone in the area like to join me for the ride? I am looking for walking/work out buddies. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 14:22:33 EST Hey y'all! I'm Jordan and I just joined SparkPeople today (2/5/13)! I want to lose 25 pounds by mid-May because I am doing a 10 day study abroad trip to Barbados and I want to be comfortable in a bikini in front of my classmates! I'm looking forward to getting fit and losing weight! Tue, 5 Feb 2013 10:57:06 EST need your support Hi I'm Betty from Eliabethtown ky 66 years old just found out I'm diabetic, going to renew our wedding vows 50th in 3 months need to lose weight to control the diabetes and look good for the love of my life Sun, 3 Feb 2013 08:07:08 EST Hey... I'm Laura I'm Laura. I wish I had found SparkPeople from the beginning of my weight loss journey. I didn't find this until a couple weeks ago. Have already lost quite a bit of weight (50 pounds) and have a goal of another 45-50 pounds to go. Needing extra motivation to reach it! <em>24</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:16:55 EST Hello everyone My name is Michelle My name is Michelle, I am new to spark people but so far I love it. I'm excited that this will help me achieve my weightloss gaols and find a healthier me! I'm anxious to meet you all ! Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:52:51 EST Hello Everyone, My Name Is Brad> I am very excited on starting this program, i have only been on here for 2 days but i am very commited to lose the pounds and get back into the shape i was in 20 yrs ago. I am battling hypertension and hypothyroidism so its a battle but with this program i have really felt good on what its about and i hope i have a success story in the future.Thank You. PS i would love to to hear some feedback on your success and how well you are doing. :} Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:58:57 EST I am new. I need so much help. I feel like I have tried every kind of diet there is and I continually fail. I am at 247lbs and I feel unhealthy. I have already been walking with Leslie Sansone videos since the first of the year but I can't seem to eat the right things. Any help is appreciated. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:55:36 EST Introducing Myself Hey all, I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Brittany. I am about to graduate from college with a Bachelors in Social Work. I wanted to make a change in my health this year since I know so many other changes are coming up as well. My goal is to try and get healthy enough so I can feel better about myself (as I am sure everyone can relate). I also want to get into a routine so this is actually a lifestyle change rather than just something I am doing for a while. I plan to write my pr... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:12:31 EST used to resemble Julia Roberts Hi everyone! I was always told how much I looked like Julia's little sister. Then I developed Ulcerative Colitis and was hospitalized twice, and put on weight gaining medication. Now I'm off the meds with that side effect. I lost the comments that brought me such delight that I looked like my favorite modern actress. I was under 120 back then now I am at my worst weight ever at 176 pounds, and it was all the medication which I gained real fast. So I'm looking for a spark buddy who can encoura... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:28:02 EST newpie dewpie doo Hidy doo KY sparkers! I'm new , well new again. I live in Winchester, I'm a single mom and a Nana. I need to drop some pounds but I am here mostly to get healthy!! Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:39:51 EST New, 9th day on Sparkpeople! Hey there! Is there anything I need to do to be a part of this team? Can someone be on more than 1 team? Thanks! :) Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:59:51 EST Hey, I'm new (: I am a single mother that works full time and want to be healthy for my seven month old as he gets older and starts moving more. I also want to be a positive role model for him. I started gaining weight after we came home and I am the biggest I've ever been and it's killing me that I just can't motivate myself to get it done. But I am pretty happy, just want to lose weight and become healthy (: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:00:42 EST New mom of 2 here Hi im Hollie mom of 2, 24 yrs old. My goal weight is to lose 12lbs! Would love motivation:) Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:32:50 EST Hi All My name is Mike and i began the program this week and Im going to lose 80 pounds while learning to live better. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 20:20:05 EST Hello to all! Good Morning to all! I'm new here and look forward to working with all the Ky people out there to get fit and lose around 85 pounds. Happy New Year and hopefully a new life! Fri, 4 Jan 2013 02:40:52 EST Hey Hello, My name is Michelle and I am a first time spark user. I am 22 years old and don't want to be "the girl that got fat" at my 5 year high school reunion. I was very active in high school until I broke my foot and could no longer run. Since then my exercise has decreased, but my eating has not. I am hoping to lose some weight for my reunion and be able to run 5Ks again. <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 00:40:18 EST New here! Hello everyone! Hello everyone! Today is my first day on the site and I was so happy to see their was a group for Kentucky members. My name is Lena and I live in Winchester, KY. I had a baby in September 2012 so with the new year I decided it was time to get myself in shape and start making healthier choices. With a 10 year old and a baby at home, I need all the energy I can get! <BR> <BR> I am not actually trying to lose weight, only maintain my current weight range. I was actually underweight when I becam... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:22:59 EST Hello I'm excited to use all the benefits of Spark to keep me focused on my goal of the 2nd 20 pounds to go. Would like to meet others who are also looking to feel better and be healthier in 2013. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 22:08:40 EST Hi, im Valerie My name is Valerie I am happy to be joining the Spark team. <em>30</em> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:54:55 EST New to this Hello my name is Melanie and I am new here. I live in Albany KY and have two wonderful son's that are my life. I have never been on a diet before so I would appreciate all the help that I can get. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 20:46:36 EST ACE Weight Loss by Crystal Brinkley Hello, My name is Crystal Brinkley and I am on my weight loss journey. I have used sparks people forever but forgot all my information the last time, so I am creating a new page for the new me. My heaviest weight was June 2011 and I weighed in at 364. As od December,20th,2012 I weighed in at 292. My goal weight is about 170. I am an ACE( appetite Control and Energy) associate and I love SABA/ACE products. I have tried everything under the sun and no true success until now. It is even very aff... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 23:27:09 EST Hello! Hi, I'm Spectranna. I am in my early 20s with 49 pounds to lose (eventually lol). I mainly want to get back into shape, since i spend most of my time studying. I've played many sports, but only a couple competitively and would like to regain that 6 pack! :) Sun, 23 Dec 2012 22:54:03 EST New Kentucky Member Hi, Everyone: <BR> <BR> I'm new on Spark People, I'm a 35 year old mother from KY trying to lose weight so I can feel good and keep up with my son and husband. The amount I need to lose is a little overwhelming, so I would love any tips and encouragement you have to offer. <BR> <BR> Cheers! <BR> <BR> Angela Sun, 23 Dec 2012 16:40:17 EST Already lost 5 lbs!!! :D I can hardly believe it!! Course i was probably eating WAAAAY too much before I started tracking my food. Looks like I am going to easily top my goal of 2 lbs lost this week! I am excited to be using this program and will definitely keep it up!! I have never tracked my food before or my exercise....I just tried to eat fairly healthy and exercised whenever I felt like it. With I can track both of those and i am making some SERIOUS headway in losing the weight!! Soooo ecstatic!!... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:12:46 EST New here started yesterday 12/17/12 Hi! How are all of yall doing? My name is Sarah and I just started the yesterday. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and to be able to lean on yall for support during bad days. I am about 50 lbs away from where I want to be but I know if i continue I will lose the weight! Thank yall in advance for your support! :) Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:50:50 EST hello Ky This is a little scary and a lot overwhelming!!!! Im not sure where to begin so im just gonna check stuff out for a little bit and become familiar with Spark people... <em>40</em> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:07:40 EST Newly resuming Spark.. but BRAND new to Kentucky! Hi, everyone- I'm starting over with Spark after a couple of years. I'm also going to be moving to Kentucky in a couple of weeks! (I'm in Mississippi now)..I figured it couldn't hurt to get a head start on meeting the Kentucky Sparkpeople. I'll be living near Danville. I'm a professional musician, engaged, have about a million dogs, and love yoga, dancing, bicycling and walking with the hope of one day running! I'm also REALLY into cooking. Anyway, looking forward to meeting some of you and h... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 14:21:40 EST Enjoying Sparkpeople! Once I was very active on Sparkpeople. I lost 22 pounds and made the fatal mistake of leaving the site. Hi, I'm Rosemary, 61 years old from eastern Kentucky. Love the CATS, enjoy tennis when knees permit, playing cards with family, shooting basketball when knees permit, and I love the Lord and try to keep his commandments. Sparkpeople team members, I need your help in staying motivated, fitness ideas from those with bad knees, and would like to say "Let's get to Sparking!" <em>446</em> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 09:00:23 EST Ky Moma wih 60-80 to lose! I will make this short and sweet.. I am a 31 year old moma of a 13 year old athletic son. I want to keep up and teach him that we can do anything that we set our minds too..I got this! Wed, 5 Dec 2012 12:39:48 EST I'm new to SparkPeople Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm interested in meeting people who are on the same journey as I am. Please add me if you wish! Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:38:30 EST Overwhelming Hello, <BR> My name is Shirl, Im 47 years old. My doctor told me about this site saying that it may help me lose some much needed weight. Physically and healthwise it is taking me down. I'm trying to figure my way around on the site but have no idea what to do. I dont want to give up because its actually my last chance in losing what I need to lose. Any help is much appreciated. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:27:13 EST Hello :) Hello, My name is Rachel and I just joined. <BR> I joined because I really need to change my life style. <BR> Just turned 18 but i have to take as much medicine as a woman 3 times my age because im so unhealthy. <BR> I want nothing more than to be healthy and get off my medicine. <BR> I think losing would really boost my confidence as well. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:45:16 EST Hi all! Hi everyone! I am new to SP and am excited to live a healthier life. I have gone up and down in weight for years and need a life style change. I recently graduated college here in KY, but I am from Florida. I have two amazingly adorable dogs that I love! I appreciate your support. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:54:15 EST BRYSTAL living life to the fulliest. Hello, <BR> I am somewhat new on here. But I am very excited and motivated to begin losing weight and turning my life around. I am tired of being limited by my weight and basically watching life pass me by. I want to be a part of it, to be active. So I decided that enough is enough. I feel that if I can be determined and excel in the other areas of my life, then I should most definitely be able to find a way to do the same with my weight. And after seeing all of the trackers, articles, teams,... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:25:29 EST Hello...I am turning over a new leaf I am Kristee and I have began my road to weight loss and changing my bad habits. I have set a goal of losing 20 lbs by December 31st but will be happy with any amount that I lose. I am focused and attend Yoga classes 3 times a week for the past year and a half, now I am ready to step it up and incorporate some other activities to help me jump start my weight loss. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:41:50 EST Newb here Became a widow last year, so since that time til now, I have gained 60 pounds... not good! I saw this site in a magazine and decided to give it a go... The feeling of being "stuck" has become overwhelming, therefore, I need change, but I need support in doing this. Don't really know much about this program yet, so I will give it a try and see what happens :) Wed, 17 Oct 2012 01:27:06 EST I'm new to this..... Hey fellow spark ppl, i'm tired of being overweight and want to make a change. I have a hard time staying focused, means I have little willpower. <BR> I would love to hear stories on how you guys make it day to day and what helps you to stay focused and determined. <BR> Thanks!!!! Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:36 EST new member I am from Morehead ky just moved to the area. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 15:18:51 EST Hi Hi my name is Jeanette. I just joined spark people again after being gone for 3 years. I also just moved back to Kentucky in April of this year. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:58:05 EST Madison, IN SparkPeople Member Rally Nov 10 A fun, full day seminar including lunch, beverages, snacks and prizes all for only $25 until Oct. 10. See below for link to buy reservations and get more details. <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople Member Rally Nov 10 in Madison, Indiana <BR> <BR> Madison, IN Getting Fit Through The Holidays 11/10/12 <BR> <BR> Sponsored by SparkPeople Members <BR> <BR> "Getting Fit Through the Holidays". <BR> <BR> 9am ~Registration for door prizes <BR> <BR> 9:30 ~Speakers <BR> <BR> Lauren Wardell <BR> <BR> M... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 20:30:35 EST Possible move to KY, need some help :) Coming to you all for a little help. I actually live in Ohio currently, born and raised in Northern Kentucky but I don't know much about anything south of Florence/Union. So, my question for you all is 1) Anyone from the Winchester/Lexington area? 2) We are coming to visit tomorrow (Tues. 10/2) and as my husband goes for a job interview I will be mulling around checking out the area, are there any MUST SEES? 3) What is the best school system within 20 mile radius of Winchester? And of course ... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 13:08:49 EST Good bye all... When I joined this team I was just starting out and was happy to know there was a Kentucky team. There were challenges to do to keep me moving and to keep me inspired. Sadly there hasn't been a new challenge in a long time, I mean we still have the Halloween challenges from like 2 years ago posted...Really? Well thanks for helping me get this far, good luck to all of you and your journey's! Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:44:54 EST Debi I'm here for help and support. I can't do this alone. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:30:42 EST determined momma3 Hello. Im Whitney. I am 26 have 3 kids 5 and under. I am overweight and very determined to get the extra weight off my body. I do not have but just a few support so I had to come looking for something that will help me stay determined. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 23:12:40 EST Ready for healthy change I'm new to sparkpeople, I'm learning how to use the available online tools and would appreciate any advice. What has helped you and why did it work? My issues with wieght have been a life long struggle. I'm so ready for change. My recent mantra is: If you want something you've never had, do something you've never done. With that in mind, I'm ending my self defeating behavoir and creating a positive vibe for my life. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:52:50 EST Molemolem Hello, All! I'm new to this site. I'm in the process of getting healthier and loosing weight. I am 1/3 of the way to my goal. My 'diet' is to control my portions and not eat all the junk I used to eat in bed. My exercise routine is to go to Curves a minimum of three times a week. This is working well for me but I'm always interested in learing new things about making exercise and diet work to my advantage. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:34:21 EST My first day here My name is Rebecca and I'm from West Liberty. I didn't realize this website existed until I saw it on Yahoo this morning. I have to admit, I am already in love with it. I guess you can say it's my new "Facebook" lol. I have struggled since i was 14 with my weight. i have been up, down, and 3 times doubled the weight. It's not been easy and to come away each time with a broke bank account doesn't help motivate me any. This site looks very promising, and the best part is it's free. another moti... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:37:41 EST Introduction Hi Spark Kentucky! I just wanted to introduce myself to the team forum. Glad to see so many other Kentuckians are SparkPeople too! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:02:23 EST Hello Spark Friends! My Name is LIsa..... Hello Spark Friends! My Name is Lisa / aka:ukmom638. Ready to do something just for ME! First I'll tell eveyone a little about ME! I LIVE for my family, they are my greatest accomplishment! I have been married for 23yrs to the Love of my Life. We have 2 children our Daughter is 19 and a Sophomore at the University of Kentucky. My Son is 15 and a freshman in High School. My work day is always a challenge, I am a Plant Manger of a manufacturing facility. The rest of my day is spent follo... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 17:52:16 EST Hello I'm Sarah. Hello, <BR> <BR> my name is Sarah and I found this site in the back of a book I was given to by my doctor at Figure Weightloss. I have been working with them and I was told this site would be really good for support as well as organizing my calories which is what I need. I signed up for more information of the depression forum because that is something I suffer from daily, it also prevents me with my weightloss because I have no motivation. Currently I work in a call center, so I really get... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 02:28:28 EST My "Chubbies" have GOT TO GO!!! I am a 23 yr. old mother of 3 beautiful children. First child was stillborn, 2nd child is almost 4 and 3rd child is 18 months old. Have been struggling with diets/fat/weightloss for about 6 yrs. I joined Sparks in hopes of actually losing weight this time. I feel like I need to lose approx. 30 lbs in order to be at a healthy weight. I don't have to fit in a size 8 again I would be thrilled to wear a 12 and not look like an overstuffed sausage. :) Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:32:19 EST hello my name is missy and i am new her looking to make friends plz add me Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:01:24 EST Re-introduction Greetings, <BR> I need to re-introduce myself. I joined Spark quite awhile ago. I was a quitter and gave up as some medicines I was on were interfering with any weight reduction at all (large doses of steroids). I have come to accept that this was just an excuse and crutch for me. <BR> <BR> I have finally put my foot down and declared, " NO MORE". I have decided that no matter how slowly I get back into shape that I need to press on. It will all add up in the end. I just need to be com... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 08:33:15 EST Intro. Hi everyone. I am working on losing weight to be healthier. I find that the weekends my be my challenge. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:36:31 EST Hello , this is August 10, 2012 Is there anyone out there? <BR> I've just started trying to connect with KY people on this forum and it looks as if most of these <BR> posts are pretty old. <BR> I live in Western KY near murray in Hardin. I work part time, I'm 52 years old and I want to <BR> lose weight. I'm walking 5 days a week and following the simple diet ! <BR> today I've walked 2 miles and drank 4 cups of water and going to watch the olympics! <BR> hope your day is going well <BR> Christine Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:56:49 EST New here Hello all. <BR> I'm new to Sparkpeople and to the group. I'm looking for a way to loose some of this weight and a friend of a friend told me about this so here I am. <BR> Hope to get to know all you guys!! Tue, 7 Aug 2012 16:06:56 EST Nice to meet you sparkers I'm age 46 with 25 pounds to lose to get my BMI at a healthier level and just feel and look better in my clothes. Just want support and to be supportive to others, as well. Love this site so far! Haven't discovered everything yet. What is the best on this site to visit daily for inspiration? thanks :) Fri, 3 Aug 2012 14:26:45 EST Hello Everyone! I'm a stay at home mom of six ready for lifestyle changes! I do so much better if I have accountability. Would love to find an online accountability partner for walking, beginners weights and mindful eating. I'm excited to be here and looking forward to learning things to help myself and my children. Very grateful. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 08:52:23 EST Newbi Hello I am from Western Kentucky and have just heard wonderful things about Sparkpeople and am so excited to be here for my journey to get healthy! Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:25:36 EST Stephanie is in it to win it! Hi! My name is stephanie and I live in Nicholasville KY. I am ready to lose about 40 pounds! Let's get started!! Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:44:45 EST A New Start Hello everyone. I am a 59 year old Christian women. I have been a member for a long time and have gained weight every year. I know I must get started. I love my family more than anything, My grandchildren are my life. I want to be able to enjoy them all of the time. I want to go to their ballgames and be able to climb the bleachers. I want to be able to make it around the entire Zoo. I also want to be able to do the things with my husband that we used to do. I really need a good supp... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:01:28 EST Howdy there! Hey everyone! I am a newbie-ish! I used this site a couple years ago to lose about 50 pounds and now I have gained it back... plus some. So here I am ready to start over and make this work this time around. <BR> <BR> What do you find works for you in being successful to lose weight? Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:51:05 EST New Member Hello All. Well, I just finished signing up and I'm hoping that by checking in here and staying accountable I can achieve my goals. It's way overdue! Since it's now 11:00 at night, I need to go get my zzzs but will get up in the a.m. raring to go. Look forward to hearing all the great advice from you folks who have been on this site long enough to have it down pat. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:07:53 EST Wilmore KY Lossing weight gaining Life Hey everyone. I am Brenda George. I once weighed nearly 400pounds but with strong determination, I stopped the excuses and brought on change. I enjoy the aqua-zumba classes here in Wilmore. and I love the EA sports Active 2 workouts. If you you need encouragement to keep going, look me up. If you can be encouragement to me, look me up. together we are all saying "I am Worth It!!!" Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:02:59 EST Trying to get motivated and deal with my back Hi. Having a difficult time dealing with my weight and back problems. Just can't get motivated! Plus, my back is already sore. Ouch! <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:52:48 EST Hi Just joined today I am from Irvine Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:48:10 EST Here I am again... So, time to try again. I've been on Spark People before but apparently I just didn't want it badly enough then to put the work in. I'm at a different place in my life now and more determined than ever. I'm not taking pills, not obsessing over calories, not following some crazy diet that restricts any one food group. I am simply eating less and moving more. But its more than eating less, its eating better. Whole, real foods. I really feel so much better about things this time. I know t... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:53:42 EST Wondering if this will work... Hey everybody! My name is Crissy and am a mother of a wonderful seven year old boy. I've tried other dieting places, but always fell off the wagon so I'm hoping and praying that this will help me. <em>30</em> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:58:59 EST sorry, posted in wrong spot <em>245</em> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:35:18 EST Second time around I lost 66 pounds three yrs. ago. I have gained 40 of it back. I'm angry and dissappointed in myself. I lack modivation, because here I go again! Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:26:43 EST New to Spark People This is my second day of SparkPeople and I'm just looking around the site. Can anyone tell me about the Spark KY team and how Spark is helping you? <BR> thanks Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:09:06 EST Hi everybody My name is Crystal, I'm 23 & looking to lose 50 pounds. Any tips or advice that other users have found work for them are appreciated greatly <em>30</em> Sat, 9 Jun 2012 20:02:20 EST KY Activities So I'm actually pretty new to KY. My mom's family is all from here but this is my first summer here, what are some great activities that I could do with my kids this summer? Fri, 8 Jun 2012 21:23:10 EST New Member Hi, my name is Staci and I'm new to Spark people. I just graduated from Martha Layne Collins High School a few days ago, and I want to start living healthy before I begin college this fall. I would appreciate support and advice from anybody willing to give it. Thank you and God Bless! Wed, 6 Jun 2012 15:02:12 EST Can I do this? Just joined today . Already lost in food tracker. Need to lose 15 lbs . Have fibromyalgia and need to start exercising . Taking small steps <em>249</em> Thu, 31 May 2012 20:29:10 EST HI EVERYONE!!! I am samantha i'm 46 years old & mother to 6 year old cameron. my husband bob & i will celebrate our 25th anniversary in january. i was diagnosed with type2 diab. in oct. 2011. take 500 mg. metformin twice a day. i have had some weight loss, but have so much more to loose. looking forward to meeting new people and learning to eat healthier and feeling better Wed, 30 May 2012 23:40:05 EST Hi I'm trying this once again,,, Hi I sort of tried this before and maybe this time it will work for us... I an diabetic and hypothyroid any suggestions? Wed, 30 May 2012 21:11:18 EST New to Sparkpeople Hi! I'm new to the website and new to the forums. Just wanted to introduce myself and say I am glad to be here. I am hopeful and just trying to take one day at a time. Wed, 30 May 2012 14:09:59 EST 60 lbs to lose Hi, my name is Amy. I have 60 lbs to lose ( dr orders). My doctor suggested this website for tracking of my calories, exercise, etc and for the support of others through this journey. Tue, 29 May 2012 20:37:31 EST erica's loosing her weight Hello, <BR> My name is Erica. I am on here to gain supporter on my track to loosing weight. I have a busy, stressful life just like everyone else. Loosing weight is important to me, I want to be able to be healthier. I want to be able to run a marathon, have fun with my kids, and be happy with myself when i look in the mirror. If anyone has in tip for motivation or reaching my goal fast please let me know. Mon, 21 May 2012 21:26:04 EST Hello! I'm new! Hello Everyone! <BR> I'm new to the Sparkpeople site, today is my 1st day and I kinda don't know what I should do. Lol! I'm trying to lose weight, workout more and eat better. But I know I can't do this alone, that's why I found this site. Sat, 19 May 2012 12:41:10 EST Hello My name is Levi and i am 24 years old. Heard about this site and figured i would give it a try. Yesterday was my first day tracking, and it seems to really help know where things are coming from. I am excited to keep going!! Sat, 19 May 2012 09:22:30 EST new Hello everyone! My name is Lori and I just joined sparkpeople! <BR> I am here to lose weight and get healthy! Wed, 16 May 2012 22:30:33 EST Hi Everyone! Hi everyone! I'm new to SparkPeople. I just signed up tonight. I'm a 22 year old Army wife, mother of two four-legged furballs, and trying to expand our family by TWO feet now! My husband and I have been together for three and a half years, and in those years, I have gained around 70 lbs and went up 9-10 pant sizes. I can't believe I'm admitting this. I finally got to the point where I was disgusted with myself when looking in the mirror. It was affecting my self-confidence, my sex lif... Sun, 13 May 2012 22:01:04 EST Hello I work full-time at a local hospital, I have an office job, so not a whole lot of moving around unfortuneatley. I am also enrolled at my local college, full-time. I have a 16 year old son who has one year of high school left, and a 12 year old that is in middle school. I am married to a an over the road truck driver, so I have been basicly raising our boys alone. I just hit a huge milestone in my life, I turned 40 this year, it was really depressing, but all my friends and family made it ... Wed, 9 May 2012 14:16:29 EST New to this Hey! I'm Neely, I'm 21 and live in Kentucky. I am an army wife and student. I am really looking forward to meeting new people on here and finding new ways of motivation! I am tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what I see. Tue, 8 May 2012 13:22:33 EST Very Frustrated!!! Hi to all, my name is Meg and I have stuggled with my weight my entire life. I was tested when I was 6 yrs old for my thyroid to make sure it was functioning correctly, mainly because my sister and I ate the exact same things and she was very skinny and I was chubby! I lost 150 lbs about 14 years ago and have slowly put 100 pounds back on! I had kept the weight off for over 10 years,watched every morsel I put in my mouth and was an exercise fiend! I had some bad luck and lost my job and chang... Thu, 3 May 2012 09:57:19 EST Need motivation I am going to be 49 in June, I have had a problem battling hip and thigh weight my whole life. This Feb. I started a new job that I really like, the only problem is I went from a job where I was on my feet and moving all day to sitting. <BR> I am able to stand at my desk but not walk around. I find I have started gaining more upper body too now and am getting very depressed. I realize it's an age thing too. Any tips???? Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:54:28 EST Hello Big Clifty, Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:27:01 EST Newbie Hi y'all <BR> <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople...well sort of. I am here now and determined to lose this weight. I am almost 42 and had a total abdominal hysterectomy in December. i need to drop about 50 pounds. <BR> <BR> I live in WInchester, 20 miles from Lexington. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:06:43 EST Shauna Teters-19 years old Hey there! I am a 19 year old college student who is considered "obese". I feel like it is time to make some changes in my life and I am hoping SparkPeople will help me accomplish my goal weight! Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:38:54 EST First time here... This is new to me so I'm trying to figure it all out. Any words of hope and encouragement to help me with my weight loss journey are most appreciated. I work in an office, at a desk, all day so need I say more?? I have trouble keeping the weight off so I need help staying motivated!! Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:30:15 EST Newbie I am a 35 year old mother of 4 with 3 of them still living at home (ages 11,9, &6) My children and my wonderful boyfriend are the light of my life. I have tried dieting many times before...sometimes it just went nowhere and about a year and a half ago I managed to lose 30 pounds, only to gain it back. I am determined to try to make myself a healthy example for my children. I want to be able to enjoy activities with them without feeling awful. I believe if I can set a good example for them I ... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:23:25 EST Hey Everyone!! Hi! I'm Torie! How is everyone! And might I add what an awesome site I am completely addicted! Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:46:08 EST Jefferson mall area I live in Louisville near Jefferson mall.. looking for a workout buddy either in the morning around 10am or at night around 11pm... I have a gym membership :) Sun, 22 Apr 2012 23:23:58 EST Free 5K in Jessamine County If anyone is looking for a good 5k, there is a free one coming up in Nicholasville, KY on May 19th. There are cash prizes to boot!!! Let me know if you sign up. I have started a C25K and hope to do a walk/jog combo. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>%20-%20Luther%20Ben%20&%20Rick%20Sprin<BR>g%205k%202012.pdf </link> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:11:17 EST Scared and no confidence Hi. I am a 31 year old father of two (Lilly-5 and Katelynn-4) happily married for 9 years in October. 10 years ago I weighed 260 lbs. and led an active lifestyle. Now I am guessing I weigh around 400 lbs. I have a full time job as a computer technician and I am also a full time college student and father. I am so scared to commit to weight loss because I am afraid to fail. I am tired of my deteriorating health and my gross body image. I want to lose 125lbs. Without consulting a nutritionist I... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:07:45 EST 87.2 pounds to lose! Hi, everyone! I'm MonstahMom because I am a Boston Red Sox fan wearing my "Green Monstah" shirt right now! I need to lose 87.2 pounds! This is all very scary, but I know that I can do it. I didn't enjoy my 20's and I definitely want to enjoy my 30's! :) I am a single Mom and a high school English teacher :) I am excited to meet people who are on this weight loss journey, too! Sat, 14 Apr 2012 16:40:44 EST Ive tried so hard to reduce my weight, here I go I've been trying to lose weight since Nov 9 11 with my doc's help.. I have managed to lose 23 pounds and after the first 3 m0 I had great results with my bloodwork ..lowered all the bad # 's significantly and upped the good ones but...I lose so slowly I didn,t go on any diet just tried to eat healthy food. When my weight loss stalled again and I tried ww's and faithfully tracked my food points and I go up and down like a yo yo haven't lost for several weeks and i'm so sick of frozen diet m... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 09:01:30 EST Hello everyone! I am a new member, I signed up once before but never really used the site to my advantage. I am ready to get started! <BR> <BR> I live and work in the Floyd County Kentucky area, and would love to talk to other members nearby! Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:13:18 EST Super Excited! :D Hello everyone! I just wanted to share with y'all my wonderful news! I have officially reached my first reward zone! I weighed in a 132.2 this morning which brings me at a total of 6.2 pounds lost since I joined SparkPeople and this group 11 days ago! I am definitely feeling more energetic and can't wait to hit my other reward zones! I honestly could not have done it without the help of everyone here. Even if I don't post everyday, I'm still here reading your struggles and accomplishments! Th... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 11:18:39 EST Want to be fit in my 50's and 60's Hello, I am new at SparkPeople. I am trying to lose 20 lbs and lower my body fat from 20% to 12%. I do well with exercise, but have trouble with eating late in the evening. Does anyone have a solution for this? Wed, 4 Apr 2012 10:04:27 EST Hi Hi,I'm Mindy 44 yr old,mother of 3,wife of one!!I am having a difficult time with motivation,been thinking about changes for a long time but can't seem to get started.I feel like a failure already,the more I think about getting started the worse my habits are.I am a yo-yo dieter...thought I had overcome that a few years ago,guess not. Tue, 3 Apr 2012 22:09:43 EST Can't seem to get started... Hi! <BR> This is the hardest challenge in my life thus far. Well aside from raising our child. I have no idea where to get started with my weightloss. I am such a picky eat. I'm more plain than plain Jane! Along with nutrional challenges..I face the work out challenge. I'm always so tired after I get off work. I can't even imagine how to work out. My goal is to lose 50lbs and tone up along the way. If I only had someone plan my meals throughout the day I think I could handle the rest! Anyone ... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 11:56:49 EST Hello I am a newbe to this team, but glad I found my fellow Kentuckians. I live around Mayfield Kentucky, which is in the Western part of the bluegrass state near Paducah. Glad to see so many fellow people from Kentucky going on the fitness and nutrition journey. I am a 33 yr old, been married 12 years to my wonderful husband and have a beautiful 3 yr old little girl, who is my pride and joy. I want to be healthy for her, so that I can keep up with her. Do wish I had her energy, but getting better ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:17:39 EST Greetings from another area of the Bluegrass State Evening - I'm in the northeastern corner of the state in the Ohio River valley.... I'm an emotional eater and have constant battles within between my logical part and my emotional part.. I just want to feel better, have enery, and be healthy - so here I am and hoping to come out the victor on this battle... Appreciate any help, support, advice, anything - I'm not new to 'dieting - wt loss programs - etc' - been there - done that like so many... just need to spend time working on me at thi... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:00:34 EST Hi! My name is Heather. I'm 24 years old and currently weigh 136 lbs. When I first got married back in 2006 I weighed only 110 lbs and have no idea where the extra 26 lbs came from! I definitely need all the support I can get to stay motivated to lose at least 15 lbs by May. I believe it's completely achievable as long as I stay on track! <BR> I love to cook which is probably where my downfall is, so if you have any delicious low-fat/low-cal recipes, please send them my way! Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:31:54 EST Weight Loss with Wii Hi, My name is Cheri. I live in Dry Ridge. I just started today and from what I've gathered so far, it looks like this will be the best way for me to lose the weight I need to. I work in a warehouse and walk all day. I have a few workouts for Wii that I will be using. They also keep track of calories and calories burned. There is strength training,cardio and yoga. I lost a little weight when I first got them but life got too busy and I quit.So now I am trying it again and hopefully with the p... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 15:10:22 EST Greetings Hello everyone I have rejoined spark people in hopes of getting my weigh under control and improving myself all round. I've always struggled with my weight and self image and just have never been happy with myself. I've tried diets before, and have successfully lost some weight only to regain it plus more. Here's hoping to make some lasting changes this time around. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:04:15 EST Re Newbie Hello everyone! After being away for a long time I'm back and ready to get back on track with my weight loss goals. I've recently had my 2nd thyroid surgery and now have all normal levels. I hope to be inspired by others and keep my motivation up by staying involved with Spark People. Thanks for reading! :) Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:13:05 EST Hello All Hello --- my name is Terrie. I am totally new to Sparkpeople, but it sounds like a great group of people. I need a miracle! I am in my late 40's and very overweight. I've been fat since second grade. I've gained and lost more than I can count. I can't stand the thought of being fat the rest of my life. I want to be healthy. <BR> <BR> In the past, I have done about every diet known to mankind. I can't do diets anymore. My goal is healthy food choices and healthy (aka not Fred Flintstone l... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:06:40 EST Hello! Hello, my name is Amanda. I'm 25, from the eastern part of the state, and trying to lose about forty-five pounds before the end of the year. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 22:06:11 EST Brand New to this site. Hi, I'm here to lose weight and stay motivated throughout 2012. I have two of my own children and 3 others staying with me half the week. Full time job and many reasons to get healthy this year. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:03:32 EST Now or Never Hi, guys! I've never posted on a message board before, but I think it's about time I start. I'm currently weighing in at about 200 lbs- a number I thought I'd never see, and a number that I am so ashamed to even look at. My "goal" weight is 135. But if I find that, at 150 or so, I feel and look the way I've always dreamed, I'll be more than happy with that! I have no idea what it's like to be slim-no concept of what it's like to sit down and not have my stomach pour over my pants. Even as a c... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 20:37:02 EST started today Hi Im Christie from Ky and I just signed up! Not sure if I can absorb all this info! Any advice is welcome! Wed, 7 Mar 2012 12:06:02 EST HEYYA EVERYBODY!!! Heyya! <BR> <BR> My name is Paige and I'm just introducing myself here. So glad to be apart of such a healthy, nutritional, and motivational site lol!! God bless Tue, 6 Mar 2012 13:39:55 EST SassyCrystal-29 Hi y'all! I am a 29-yr-old full time college student and mom-of-a-cat! I have been over-weight my whole life and I am quickly approaching 30 and would like to start working on losing weight and getting healthier! Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:57:56 EST Storms,t ornado's hit in kentucky. Any one live close to where they hit.It's really awful.Not to far from where I live. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:27:09 EST Anyone from Northeaste n/Northern Kentucky? Just posting to see if anyone lives nearby. I'm from Mason County, it's nestled between Bracken and Lewis with Fleming and Robertson below it and it's about an hour drive from Lexington. If you've ever driven the AA highway chances are you've passed through. Anyway, it'd be nice to possibly become friends with someone close to me. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:18:58 EST Hi Hi all. I am a 47 year old divorced female that needs to lose weight! I live in Western Kentucky. Found sparkpeople through a web search and I'm hoping it will work. Nice to meet ya all! Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:59:07 EST Prodigal Daughter Returns Hi Everyone, <BR> Well I am the self-proclaimed prodigal daughter finding my way back home with 50 lbs added to me. I have had several transitions over the last couple of years--getting married, changing jobs, son going to college, changed church, started in new ministry and going back to school. All which has been wonderful, but time consuming and I have allowed myself to make some shortcut in my eating habits and exercise and I have the consequence of the 50 more pounds. But, I've been h... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 05:26:27 EST Hello Hello everyone. My name is Elizabeth. I am a single mother of a 4 year old boy. I currently work 2 jobs to support my family. <BR> <BR> I was looking for a supportive community that I can be a part. A community that has the same life struggles, and goals as I do. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:25:45 EST Looking for a change I am an unemployed mother. I have a 4 year old daughter and a 9 year old step-son. After loosing my job I decided that I needed more than just another job. I need a life change. I have been going back and forth between 200lbs and 240lbs since I had my daughter 4 years ago. When I got pregnant I was 20lbs from my goal weight of 150lbs. While I was pregnant I got put on limited mobility. Due to this I gained 90lbs before I had her and only lost 10 of that when she was born. Ever since then I've... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 22:54:13 EST IM in columbia KY is anyone near me is anyone near to my area. im new to this sight and was just wonderin. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:33:33 EST New and scared What can I say but this is like my 100th time starting over again. I truly hope this will be my last time! Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:53:30 EST hi hi my name is jackie and i am on a wight lose jounery i want to lose 100lb Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:39:04 EST May 26 2012 Madison, IN Spark Rally Spark Rally MADISON, IN May 26, 2012 <BR> <BR> sponsored by SparkPeopleMembers <BR> and Coordinated by Bloom Weight Loss & Wellness <BR> <BR> <BR> Join us May 26th, 2012 at: <BR> The Resurrection Lutheran Church <BR> 1429 Clifty Dr <BR> Madison, IN 47250 <BR> This is not a religious event and is being held in the great dining hall. <BR> <BR> Registration for prizes and Seminar is at 8:00 am <BR> <BR> • Have fun and meet your Spark friends! <BR> Meet new friends to giv... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:18:04 EST Hello, New here :D Hello, My name is Shanna and I am a fellow Kentuckian hoping to find some friends and accountability buddies. I need to lose weight for health reasons and to feel better about myself. Feel free to browse my profile to find out more about what makes me tick, lol. Thank you for having me in this group, I hope I have found what I need here :D Thu, 9 Feb 2012 05:10:36 EST Just saying heyyy! :) Hi everyone! My name is Sam and I'm really excited to be here! I'm a mom of 2 little boys who are 6 and 3, and my decision to lose weight and live a healthier life is mainly because of them. I can't wait to get started and make some new friends around here. I hope everyone is having a great week! Tue, 7 Feb 2012 23:12:54 EST New comer! Hello! My name is Veronica, I am 22 years old, and recently married; and boy do I see it in the mirror! Now that I'm married, I've gain SO much weight. It started a year ago, when my fiance and I lost our home, due to an apartment fire, and since then I've been eating to fill an 'empty' place. Now that we are new residents to Kentucky, and we are both working, It's time for me to get back into shape, and be proud to be a 22 year old bikini clad gal again! Tue, 7 Feb 2012 08:47:27 EST Newbie I'm 41, live in a small south central county of KY. I'm a school nurse and have been doing Pediatrics for 20 years. I have two children a 7 yr old diva who is a Type II Diabetic and a 13 year old son who is my hero, he is blind and has Autism. These kiddos keep me busy. I never had a weight problem and was always active until 7 yrs ago, I had my tubes tied and it all went down hill from there, very hard to get it off and keep it off. Then I've been plagued by injuries the last year, torn tend... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 22:02:45 EST Newbie Hey all, I'm new to the Spark community. I find that as I get a little older that it's really hard to lose weight. I have tried everything I believe and just haven't had any luck. I hope that Spark can help me to be successful this time. I have a full time job, but it's not a very active one, and I just can't seem to find anyone who wants to walk with me or do anything physically. But anyways, hopefully you guys and gals can help me stay on track. Thanks!! Sat, 4 Feb 2012 07:56:20 EST hey everyone (: my name is Isabelle. im from Kentucky and just wanted to introduce myself. im 19 and have 120 pounds to lose. Fri, 3 Feb 2012 00:58:22 EST Beginner Hi! I am Brenda - not only am I new to Kentucky, but I am also new to SparkPeople!! Let's hope this works - Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:30:52 EST Hi, my name is Nicole Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Nicole and I joined this group because I am seriously considering relocating to Kentucky from Massachusetts. I have lived in the northeast for my entire life, and I am looking for a new experience. <BR> <BR> A little bit about me: I'm 24 and will graduate in May of this year with a Masters degree in Education. I am excited about becoming more physically active (I have heard that Kentucky is gorgeous and that there is a huge opportunity to be close to nature... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:29:20 EST Hi! Need help sticking with my diet. Hi, I am a 45 year old grandmother of 4. I love to read, cross stitch, make jewlery, dragons, garden and hike. I also love my dog (Goober) and my husband very much. I am a solitary Wiccan. I am quiet and shy until I get to know you, so none of my friends would say that I am quiet or shy in any way. I have weighed 242 for about 6 years now and I'm ready to get rid of it. I always quit after a couple of days with many different excuses, I could really use help sticking to my plan. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:12:25 EST Very motivated mom of four needs to shred I am an army wife and mother of four. I look forward to achieving my goals and have a great time doing it. I love the gym and finding new foods to try. I love meeting new people and cheering others on. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:22:14 EST Hi everybody. My name is Jessica. It's nice to meet you all. Here is my story. I came here hoping I can get a little info and support to help me get rid of some extra pounds I gained when I stopped smoking. I have gained 30 lbs in the last 5 months. I'd like to loose 20 of them. I found out that smoking wasn't the only reason for my weight gain. I researched some new medicine I had been taking and I learned that rapid weight gain was one of the major side effects. I wasn't told this by the Dr who perscribed it and it was desc... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 02:01:40 EST I want to wear shorts this summer!! Hi everyone, I'm 26 and a stay at home mom of 2 with a goal to lose 60 lbs by the end of the year. I've been lucky enough to never have a problem with my weight UNTIL about 5 years ago when I became pregnant with my first child. My body has changed so much since then and I'm just trying to eat healthier, incorporate more exercise, and set a good example for my little ones. <em>224</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:06:12 EST WARNING!!! New SparkPeople feature This info was passed on to me from another team I am on: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "This information came to me from another member <BR> Through another blog I just learned of a new feature on SparkPeople that automatically added a "Share Bar" to our blog entries. I do not like this feature. <BR> <BR> If you'll notice your own blog now there is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog. That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" on their Facebook wall!! Who wants his/her blog about... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 21:50:36 EST hello im jeanie and i am glad to meet all of you Sat, 14 Jan 2012 23:17:27 EST The spark page is really working for me .Love it. I love this page. A woman emailed this page to me because we are having a work challenge. It is so easy to use. It really motivates me to keep everything up to date. I really think I can do it this time. Yea, I have tried alot of diets. This is something special. So easy...Did I say I love it.... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:55:45 EST New to Spark I'm from the southern region of the state, more specifically London, KY. I'm new to spark as in I've been a member for less than a week, but I'm already feeling motivated and inspired by the stories and blogs I've read. I look forward to getting to interacting with everyone! Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:47:09 EST Calories After putting in my weight loss goals, sparkpeople says I should be getting quite a bit more calories than I have been. I'm not even sure I was getting 1000 calories before, and I know my metabolism has slowed. I understand that my metabolism needs a boost. I'm just wondering, should I expect to see a weight gain at first? Also, as I lose weight, should I adjust my calorie intake? Or does spark recalculate this for you? Tue, 10 Jan 2012 21:22:22 EST NO MORE SHORT CUTS Hi, I am a 35 year old mother of 1. I work full time, and "run" full time with my daughters activities. I am morbidly obese. I have been "big" all my life, and I am ready for a change. My husband would fully support me, if he knew how..He loses wait easily. This is a struggle for me. I am new to this, I am looking forward to chatting and making progress. I started this process on 1/2/12 and so far am down 4 lbs, but I have a long way to go. Mt. Dew and Doughnuts are no longer my friend. Mon, 9 Jan 2012 18:49:21 EST new but a quick learner :) hi all, i'm from eastern ky and just found out about Sparks yesterday. I'm loving it, tracking everything keeps me straight. I'm even more excited that there is a KY team to talk to...good luck to all and hopefully soon i will get familiar enough with the site to share more and be more helpful for u all. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 22:05:27 EST Hi from the mountains Hi, I am brand new to the forum. I started trying to loose weight a little before Christmas. I have had my ups and downs with life. 4 operations within the last year and a half. A hysterectomy which has thrown me into menopause and I believe a little mental illness too! <BR> <BR> I have chosen to start living a healthy lifestyle. My life has been very chaotic and stressful. I have 2 children on the autism spectrum and with all of my health problems and trying to juggle a professional career,... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 17:27:16 EST Hello KY SparkTeam!!!! Hello Spark Kentucky - The Official Team! My name is Sandy and I moved from Las Vegas to Ky in July 2011 with my family. My two daughters (15 and 14) are also new to SparkTeam today. <BR> This is a beautiful state and we are happy to be here and with SparkTeam! Sat, 7 Jan 2012 12:55:36 EST Hoopnotica Teacher Training in Kentucky Great news everyone! Hoopnotica is coming to Kentucky for the first time! This is record breaking. ^_^ Usually their trainings are in different places like MI, NC, FL, and CA. <BR> <BR> In May, there will be HoopnoticaFit and HoopnoticaFlow training programs. If you know anyone that may be interested (know any personal trainers), spread the word! <BR> <BR> Great thing is Kentucky may be closer for some people versus the other trainings currently available. <BR> Thu, 5 Jan 2012 21:41:26 EST Need Motivation Hello everyone...I am so excited to find SP. I have tried numerous other websites and other weight loss programs with no luck. This time I have made the decision to do this for me and my health. I have hypothyroidism and my knees are killing me by the end of the day. I just want to be able to walk with no pain. I need to have other people around me with my same issues who have walked in my shoes. So I look forward to posting on here and reading what others are thinking. I want my road t... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 18:13:28 EST Can you help me go to a biggest loser resort? I entered a Biggest Loser Contest and I'm a finalist. It's up for public vote and I would love to have your help in winning this contest. It'd give me 4 weeks at a Biggest Loser Resort and that'd be an amazing vacation. Walking, exercising and education classes. Gourmet meals prepared for me. An amazing dream especially if I got when it's still freezing in Kentucky! <BR> <BR> My video is at this link. It's called Shannon's Biggest Loser Retreat Entry. I'm the girl hula hooping in the video. ... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 10:21:50 EST Lexington has so many great places to walk! I'm back to my minimum 1 mile a day, which I had to stop for a while after a really horrid not-my-fault car wreck. A year ago I was walking 3 miles a day, and my goal is to get back to that. My dogs love the long walks! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 22:16:45 EST as of today! Hi, I just joined SparkPeople today! I'm excited to see what I can do on this site. Surprised to find a Kentucky group! I live in Mount Eden, KY out in the sticks! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to everyone! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 18:34:43 EST Just wanted to say Hi! Hello! I'm new here & hoping to get my weight loss started in the new year. I'm hoping to learn some tips & make some buddies with some of you here & hopefully be able to share a little of what I learn along the way with others! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 09:08:17 EST Hello from Winchester Hello to all. I am in Winchester. I was born and raised here. I am a preschool teacher and I have two children of my own. I look forward to making some new friends who want to lose weight with me!! Thu, 29 Dec 2011 16:31:29 EST New to SparkTeam and Louisville Hello everyone my name is Alma and I just moved to Louisville and just started SparkPeople. I had twins just over a year ago and I am looking to lose about 50lbs. I just hope I can keep doing this to lose weight cause sometimes, well most times, I lose track and motivation. Sat, 24 Dec 2011 19:25:17 EST Hola! I'm Kaetlyn, I'm 19, and I'm from northwestern Kentucky. I'd love to meet y'all so feel free to message me! Sat, 17 Dec 2011 14:01:28 EST Middle age and going thru the change <BR> Kristina Kinder <BR> <BR> Okay I just joined this and I really don't understand everything. I am one of those people that has tried everything. What makes this different. I worked at a place that had the wellness program and I lost the weight but was laid off and gained it all back and now I am going thru the change of life and it is really taking its toll on me can I get some help....thanks krissie Tue, 6 Dec 2011 20:51:54 EST Albany-Clinton County Wellness Center I found a gem of a gym in Clinton county which is in south central KY. Its in Albany and its called The Albany/Clinton county Wellness Center. It has a state of the art cardio room with top of the line workout machines, ellipticals, treadmills and the like and they all have tv's attached for your viewing pleasure :) There is an aerobics room with all the pilates and yoga equipment anyone could wish for as well as a dozen stationary bikes for cycling. And last but not least, there's the po... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 11:06:39 EST Hi Hello I'm Jasmine, I'm very excited to join this site. I'm excited at the prospect of meeting like minded people. I'm also looking to connect with people that want to work on the psychological side of overeating as well. :) Good Luck to All. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:46:46 EST hi I am David Clayton, I live in Wilmore where I am student of Liberty University Online. I am studying bible, hopeing to become a pastor one day. My mother is studying for her Masters in masters in divinity. So we both are busy studying and working on what God as called us to do. <BR> <BR> i enjoy cooking and gradeing if want to ask me anything feel free to ask away. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:27:35 EST Good Morning! I have been on SP since the middle of Oct. and I am loving it. This is my first time ever tracking calories and exercise. Today I am going on my 2nd Couch to 5K training run, wish me -not luck- breath! Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:57:10 EST Newbie I just joined the website.. I'm from Campbell County, also I'm looking to lose 60 pounds. I really hope I can do it!!! <BR> . Sat, 26 Nov 2011 23:15:40 EST Getting Started Hi all! I live in Murray, KY <BR> <BR> I'm getting started tonight because I've had enough! Almost 10 months ago I lost my 5 day old baby girl, Stella. Since then I've been depressed and gaining weight. I'm ready to get healthy: mind, body, and spirit!! <em>249</em> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 21:49:05 EST fifty something year old, needs to get healthy happily married, but going through many changes in my life....stress of a paent with cancer, and gooing through empty nest . Way too much stress eating going and more things needs to change around here besides my clothing size getting bigger and bigger!!1 Mon, 7 Nov 2011 13:57:01 EST Trying again Hello. <BR> <BR> My name is Amy. I live in Northern Kentucky. I'm a stay at home Mommy to five kids. I am married to a wonderful guy. <BR> <BR> I'm not new to Sparkpeople. I joined originally in January of 2011 and did really well. I lost 30 pounds and felt great about my weight loss goals. Then in April I fell back into my old lifestyle of not exercising and not keeping track of my calories so I put those lost pounds right back on. I'm now ready to try again, making some needed chang... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 13:01:19 EST Hello my BBQ sistas! Hi Ladies, <BR> I loved your team name because I fit right in! I just found out about SparkPeople and immediately joined! I have 30 pounds to lose and I've on my way. I hope to be inspired by you and return the favor. <BR> <BR> Xo, <BR> 30PoundsAway Thu, 3 Nov 2011 21:27:57 EST Trying to get started again :( Hello everyone. You can call me chunk because thats what I feel like.. This time three years ago I was on my way to my goal weight and had already lost 20 lbs. I was down to 135 but then had some dramatic life events that changed my life for the better. Since then I have been trying to juggle family, work, kids, and the normal Army Wife life of doing everything myself. I have been in and out of different diets and occasionally working out. A couple months ago I joined a curves but then had s... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:58:56 EST New to the SparkPeople World Hi my name is April. I live in Louisville, Kentucky. I am trying this website to lose weight and to help me keep motivation. I work full time and I'm a full time job. I feel like I never have time for myself. I know its time for me to step it up and do what I have to do to be healthy and to lose weight. I need to get back to the before I had my son size. Sat, 22 Oct 2011 18:09:14 EST I'm new to this site and mind set HI All! <BR> I am excited to have joined Spark Kentucky, I am new to this web site and am still finding my way around. I live in Central Kentucky and am hoping to meet people of like-mind. Getting healthy is my main goal. This is only my second day on this path, but that is a beginning. I'd appreciate any and all advice and support. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:32:43 EST Hi..I'm Debbie from Ky. I have been yo-yo dieting for many years and I'm ready to put a stop to it. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:48:55 EST Vicki Gibson HI, I have tried every diet there is to lose weight, never a problem with weight until menopause, which came early for me, 41 years old because of breast cancer, I have family history of heart disease, I have diabetes. I would love, love to lose about 50 to 75 lbs. I weigh 209 now. I never manage to stick to any diet for longer than 2 weeks. I love looking at Spark diet as a way of living now, and that I can stick to it and lose some of this weight. I am married, both my husband and I are r... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 14:18:15 EST NEWBIE! Hello everyone I'm new to Sparkpeople. Getting ready to start p90x tomorrow. Definately making some changes and Tony Horton I hear is the place to start. Gonna start with the lean workout to get my cardiovascular health pumpin. So motivated! Hope it stays this way. Sat, 1 Oct 2011 21:56:40 EST Oct 2011 Hello! Hi, I'm new here and have just moved back into the Bowling Green area. =) I want to get really serious about this losing weight thing, and I'm not very good at it all on my own. I was referred to this site by a friend in Alabama, and it's good to know there are other Kentuckyians here to!! Just wanted to put myself out there. Try and make new friends and stuff. =) Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:31:16 EST Hello from Richmond, KY 1st day on Spark. Looking forward to this. Got my battle plan for tonight at the gym. Not only looking for encouragement, but hoping to be encouraging as well. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:27:24 EST Somerset Ky Girl Wants Workout Buddy. Hey I have always lost weight so much easier if I had a workout buddy. If there is anyone in Somerset KY that wants to workout let me know. Thanks. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:10:03 EST Southeast Kentucky I am 60, retired, 6 children, 6 grands, 1 husband, and 1 86 year old dad that keeps me hopping. I need to shed about 40 more pounds, gain arm strength, and eat more healthy like I have been this week. I have bad knees, but don't let that slow me down much. I like playing tennis, walking, and most anything outdoors. <em>260</em> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 07:43:15 EST Daviess County newbie Live in Utica Ky. We've been here the last 4 years and before that I lived in Paducah for 15 years. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 20:43:04 EST Louisville gal losing weight :) Hi everyone =) I'm Selena, from Louisville! I'm 23, I'll be 24 in October. I've struggled with my weight ever since elementary school. I've always been the "fat girl". A few years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS. I have terrible trouble maintaining a positive mind-set & I can't seem to stay on track for more than a few weeks. I'll do wonderfully, then something snaps in my brain, I get down on myself & I give up. I'd LOVE to meet new motivational friends who share my struggles. We could cheer e... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 22:32:53 EST Hart Co. Hello, <BR> New here. I live in Hart Co., KY. Looking forward to meeting you , drop me a comment <BR> or a friend request please. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 19:38:13 EST Angela I am tired of starting diets and exercise programs and not following through with them. I am 100 lbs overweight and now is the time to start over and get this off and be healthy for myself and my family. I already walk 9 miles per week but have trouble controlling what i eat. It makes it hard because i have hypothyroidism, PCOS and am on Paxil. I work from an office at home as a medical transcriptionist and i sit most of the day. Not the best combination for weight loss! I am starting w... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 23:11:30 EST Hello Everyone Hey everyone. My name is John Kwarciany. I was recommended this site by my wife's dietician. We are both trying to loose weight. This site looks like its going to be a good help. I am turning 22 in a couple days. I have high blood pressure and pre-diabities. Im trying to get to a point where i dont have those anymore. Sun, 4 Sep 2011 17:34:37 EST Hello My name is Missy and I am beginning my journey to a healthier me! I am a mom of two, married to a soldier and currently working on my master's in counseling. I have not been paying attention to what I eat though I try to work out 4 times a week. Looking forward to learning how to change my life one goal at a time! Sat, 3 Sep 2011 21:25:49 EST Today's My First Day Hi - I'm Stacy in Cadiz, KY. Started reading "The Spark" a few days ago. Today was DAY 1 for me... got on the treadmill for 10 minutes! No soft drinks! Ate some carrots! I'm tired of feeling like a weeble-wobble. Something's gotta give! Thu, 1 Sep 2011 21:09:25 EST Hello from Kentucky :D Hi team menbers :) <BR> I am T. I am new to this team but not new to Sparkpeople, I have been here for over a year but just recently decided to get serious about getting healthy. <BR> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 19:07:56 EST Madison, Indiana Rally May 26, 2012 <BR> Check out the team and posts. <BR> <BR> Chris SPARKGUY Downie will be speaking live via web conference! <BR> <BR> Other speakers include ~Indygirl and Hoosiergirlindy <BR> A presentation by EARPS <BR> A presentation on exercising with mobility issues <BR> Prizes <BR> LUNCH AND AFTER PARTY INCLUDED <BR> <BR> MUCH MORE TO COME!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=51200 </link> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 12:00:01 EST Tfields9 Hi everyone, my name is Tammy. Today is my first day with Sparkpeople. I would like to thank everyone for welcoming me and sending motivational messages. I'm very excited. I actually started my lifestyle change 4 days ago and my neice told me I should sign up with you for support. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:30:27 EST What is your goal(s) We all forget about the "prize" from time to time. You know, get so caught up in the effort/journey that you forget to check your progress toward that goal or reason that you started the journey to begin with. <BR> <BR> Also - it is important to share your goals with your team, supporters, friends and family. We can help pick you up when you are low or pull you back if you try too much. So here is my list of goals. They are VERY feel free to giggle if you feel the urge - heave... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:01:01 EST Hi from Ashland, KY! I just wanted to say hi to everyone on here! I'm Heather from Kentucky, and I have a 9 month old son, Damien! I joined this site to go back down to my 160lb self (currently at 210). I usually don't have any motivation and when I go on diets, I slip out of them easily. Please feel free to add me! I could use the encouragement and journey through this with some friends who are doing the same!! :) Thu, 11 Aug 2011 23:18:57 EST Determination Hello, I'm a 58 year old mother of two and grandmother of 2. I live alone and have devoted a lot of time to taking care of everyone except myself. My parents are elderly and I care for them now but, I have decided to begin to take care of myself. I recently had a knee replacement on my left leg and I need to have the right one done. I am working towards becoming healthy. Diabetes and heart issues and venious leg issues run in my family. Before I get diabetes and severe heart trouble I n... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:37:25 EST i need help losing a few lbs im a grandmom 67 years of age every one calls me momma sunshine <BR> im a sweets addict i love cake cookies ice cream cannot get enough, <BR> would love to lose 20 lbs by nov if anyone can help me , it would be great <BR> im 5 ft 2 and weight 140 lbs, Fri, 5 Aug 2011 09:43:03 EST want my life back hi to all , im 41 and reaching a new chapter in my life .my kids r almost grown and out of my house and its time for me now to enjoy some things i havent . hope to meet new friends along my journey to better health and happier times. Thu, 4 Aug 2011 19:42:11 EST hello I just wanted to say hello to the community. I joined late March of this year and this site has been very helpful. There are several features on the website I haven't tried out yet. I have lost 20 lbs since joining the site and have lost 30 lbs before joining the site from November 1 2010 until March 20th 2011 or thereabouts. I was at a plateau when I joined the site and the information on the site helped me push through. I look forward to losing many more lbs and wish everyone success i... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 21:58:39 EST 50 + members team I finally figured out how to post a message. This one is to the 50+ members group that I joined today in setting a goal of posting once a day. I've been a Sparkperson since July 29 and am enjoying the program. Feel free to check out my Spark page for more details. Have a great day! Wed, 3 Aug 2011 13:53:45 EST Hi, my name is Ann I would like to join the Healthy Hearts Team. I had open heart surgery January 5, 2011 and have started exercising and eating better. I've lost 32 pounds and hope to get anothr 20 off by this time next year. Any suggestions? Tue, 2 Aug 2011 10:11:34 EST Me,Myself,and I I apologize for not introducing myself earlier. There always seem to be something going on here. Anyway, I love animals and raise chihuahuas myself. I suffer from bi-polar deppresion which doesn't help matters either. I am trying to quit smoking cause I have COPD. The meds I take from that also contribute to my weight problem. I have weighed about the same for the last 4 years..I am having a hard time choosing foods because I am a picky eater. I am hoping that going back to school will help m... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:18:37 EST