SparkPeople SP Class of April 29- May 5, 2012 Team Messageboard This team is for all members who joined SparkPeople from April 29- May 5, 2012. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of April 29- May 5, 2012 Team Messageboard Year 5 - How's it going? Let us all know how you are doing in your 5th year on SparkPeople. What are your goals this year? What are your challenges? <BR> <BR> For me, I have gained back almost 30 pounds of what I lost and boy can I see the difference. My first month of year 5 showed a gain of about 3 pounds! My downfall? Evening snacking and social events. <BR> <BR> How are you doing? Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:36:41 EST Where are you at your 4 year Sparkversary? Are you still working? Did you take time off? Have you had success? What is your goal for year 5? Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:58:20 EST May 2015 Goals <img src=""> Mon, 11 May 2015 07:29:46 EST Congrats to April 2015 Top Fitness Minutes! 1) MUDMONSTER81 2,329 <em>215</em> <em>244</em> <BR> 2) FATSAMKAT 2,223 <BR> 3) YELLOWVETTE 1,454 <BR> 4) LKM321 1,313 <BR> 5) BACMELISSA 1,141 Mon, 11 May 2015 07:27:03 EST Congrats to April 2015 Top Spark Point Earners! 1) NANATO4BOYS 3,080 <em>205</em> <em>347</em> <BR> 2) COOKIE_AT_51 2,853 <BR> 3) NETSUE64 2,598 <BR> 4) MUDMONSTER81 2,254 <BR> 5) MALBLUE 1,993 Mon, 11 May 2015 07:24:35 EST Congrats to March 2015 Top Fitness Minutes! 1) YELLOWVETTE 3,443 <em>215</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> 2) NANATO4BOYS 3,192 <BR> <BR> 3) COOKIE_AT_51 3,027 <BR> <BR> 4) LKM321 2,879 <BR> <BR> 5) RAR003 2,624 Thu, 2 Apr 2015 07:41:43 EST Congrats to March 2015 Top Spark Point Earners! 1) NANATO4BOYS 2,500 <em>347</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> 2) MUDMONSTER81 2,433 <BR> <BR> 3) NETSUE64 2,180 <BR> <BR> 4) XCRUNNER_MT 1,860 <BR> <BR> 5) MALBLUE 1,777 Thu, 2 Apr 2015 07:39:28 EST Congrats to January 2015 Top Fitness Minutes! 1) GLENDALEIT 3,322 <em>205</em> <em>321</em> <BR> 2) SLFREY67 3,201 <BR> 3) YELLOWVETTE 2,634 <BR> 4) LKM321 2,603 <BR> 5) NANATO4BOYS 2,568 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:28:12 EST Congrats to January 2015 Top Spark Points! 1) NANATO4BOYS 4,642 <em>209</em> <em>380</em> <BR> 2) NETSUE64 2,317 <BR> 3) MUDMONSTER81 2,164 <BR> 4) MALBLUE 2,097 <BR> 5) XCRUNNER_MT 1,706 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:25:56 EST Congrats to February 2015 Top Fitness Minutes! 1) GLENDALEIT 3,157 <em>215</em> <em>244</em> <BR> 2) YELLOWVETTE 3,030 <BR> 3) NANATO4BOYS 2,912 <BR> 4) LKM321 2,812 <BR> 5) SLFREY67 2,522 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:23:09 EST Congrats to February 2015 Top Spark Point Earners! 1) NETSUE64 2,642 <em>205</em> <em>243</em> <BR> 2) NANATO4BOYS 2,550 <BR> 3) MUDMONSTER81 2,013 <BR> 4) MALBLUE 1,908 <BR> 5) XCRUNNER_MT 1,602 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:19:28 EST March 2015 Goals: Please post at least one goal you have for March of 2015. <em>248</em> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:14:49 EST April 2015 Goals Please post one goal you have for April :) Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:13:25 EST Congrats to October 2014 Top Spark Points! <em>380</em> <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> 1) BARBARAKOZ1 2,513 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) XCRUNNER_MT 2,177 <BR> 3) MUDMONSTER81 2,052 <BR> 4) NETSUE64 1,748 <BR> 5) TREEHUGGER77 1,676 Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:19:07 EST Congrats to October 2014 Top Fitness Minutes! <em>185</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> 1) GLENDALEIT 3,222 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) COOKIE_AT_51 3,163 <BR> 3) YELLOWVETTE 3,111 <BR> 4) TLELLIS1975 3,044 <BR> 5) SNUG216 2,933 Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:16:40 EST Congrats to September 2014 Top Spark Points! <em>347</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> 1) BARBARAKOZ1 2,674 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) NETSUE64 2,317 <BR> 3) MUDMONSTER81 2,281 <BR> 4) XCRUNNER_MT 2,002 <BR> 5) COOKIE_AT_51 1,395 Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:13:23 EST Congrats to September 2014 Top Fitness Minutes! <em>215</em> <em>242</em> <BR> <BR> 1) YELLOWVETTE 3,272 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) BARBARAKOZ1 3,108 <BR> 3) COOKIE_AT_51 2,935 <BR> 4) SNUG216 2,837 <BR> 5) MELAYAHM 2,536 Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:10:54 EST Congrats to the August 2014 Top Fitness Minutes! 1) LKM321 3,499 <em>209</em> <em>215</em> <em>244</em> <BR> 2) AGA-79 3,136 <BR> 3) MELAYAHM 3,097 <BR> 4) SUZIEQ2002 3,024 <BR> 5) SNUG216 2,964 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:59:51 EST Congrats to the August 2014 Top Spark Points! 1) MUDMONSTER81 2,676 <em>205</em> <em>242</em> <BR> 2) XCRUNNER_MT 1,824 <BR> 3) SABLSAUER 1,797 <BR> 4) NETSUE64 1,623 <BR> 5) GRANNYOF5LOVES 1,245 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:56:29 EST April 2014 Goals <em>524</em> Please post your goals for April 2014 so others can benefit from your ideas. Thank you ahead of time for sharing! <BR> <BR> Cookie <em>495</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:14:31 EST Congrats to the March 2014 Top Spark Points! <em>243</em> <em>347</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> 1) MOBOLA1 2,617 <BR> 2) BARBARAKOZ1 2,557 <BR> 3) NETSUE64 2,173 <BR> 4) COOKIE_AT_51 2,021 <BR> 5) MUDMONSTER81 2,018 Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:11:45 EST Congrats to the March 2014 Top Fitness Minutes! <em>215</em> <em>242</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> 1) BONES122 3,262 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) MELAYAHM 3,233 <BR> 3) SMITTER11 3,214 <BR> 4) YELLOWVETTE 3,154 <BR> 5) COOKIE_AT_51 3,048 <BR> <BR> Great Job Spark Class! Happy April ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:08:42 EST Hello Friends My name is Wendy and I am trying to loose weight. My husband does all the cooking and I cant loose weight. Help I need some friends and suport. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:53:01 EST Congrats to the February 2014 Top Spark Points! <em>345</em> <em>347</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> 1) NETSUE64 2,343 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) MUDMONSTER81 1,839 <BR> 3) BARBARAKOZ1 1,603 <BR> 4) XCRUNNER_MT 1,534 <BR> 5) LALONGI9 1,475 Sun, 2 Mar 2014 06:21:21 EST Congrats to the February 2014 Top Fitness Minutes! <em>215</em> <em>242</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> 1) SMITTER11 3,245 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) YELLOWVETTE 3,231 <BR> 3) MELAYAHM 2,938 <BR> 4) BONES122 2,827 <BR> 5) LRP246 2,626 <BR> <BR> It would be great if you top five would share what you are doing for your fitness on our monthly goal page. Great work to all of you! <BR> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 06:17:08 EST Congrats to the January 2014 Top Fitness Minutes! <em>185</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 1) SMITTER11 3,714 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) BONES122 3,148 <BR> 3) MELAYAHM 3,093 <BR> 4) LRP246 2,850 <BR> 5) DCOPELAND1 2,820 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:11:28 EST Congrats to the January 2014 Top Spark Pointers! <em>347</em> <em>242</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> 1) MUDMONSTER81 2,090 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) MALBLUE 1,846 <BR> 3) BARBARAKOZ1 1,801 <BR> 4) PATPRATT2 1,613 <BR> 5) LRP246 1,585 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:08:30 EST March Goals 2014 <em>524</em> Please post your goals for March 2014 so others can benefit from your ideas. Thank you ahead of time for sharing! <BR> <BR> Cookie <em>495</em> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:01:41 EST February Goals 2014 <em>524</em> Please post your goals for February 2014 so others can benefit from your ideas. Thank you ahead of time for sharing! <BR> <BR> Cookie <em>495</em> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:00:44 EST Congrats to October 2013 Top Fitness Point Earners <em>215</em> <em>380</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> 1) YELLOWVETTE 3,684 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) LRP246 3,481 <BR> 3) MELAYAHM 3,257 <BR> 4) DCOPELAND1 2,566 <BR> 5) MARVIN1119 2,549 Fri, 1 Nov 2013 06:29:50 EST Congrats to October. 2013 Top Spark Pointers! <em>347</em> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <BR> <BR> 1) COOKIE_AT_51 2,682 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) NETSUE64 1,795 <BR> 3) BBJPO15 1,412 <BR> 4) LRP246 1,351 <BR> 5) YELLOWVETTE 1,282 Fri, 1 Nov 2013 06:27:09 EST November Goals 2013 <em>524</em> Please post your goals for November 2013 so others can benefit from your ideas. Thank you ahead of time for sharing! <BR> <BR> Cookie <em>495</em> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 05:57:23 EST Congrats to Sept. 2013 Top Spark Pointers! <em>347</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> 1) MELAYAHM 1,996 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) NETSUE64 1,643 <BR> 3) LRP246 1,194 <BR> 4) YELLOWVETTE 1,154 <BR> 5) BETTYZ53 1,112 Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:13:06 EST Congrats to Sept. 2013 Top Fitness Point Earners! <em>345</em> <em>243</em> <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> 1) MELAYAHM 3,450 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) SMITTER11 3,384 <BR> 3) MARVIN1119 2,870 <BR> 4) YELLOWVETTE 2,863 <BR> 5) LRP246 2,742 Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:09:58 EST October Goals: 2013 <em>524</em> Please post your goals for October 2013 so others can benefit from your ideas. Thank you ahead of time for sharing! <BR> <BR> Cookie <em>495</em> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:05:21 EST Congrats to August 2013 Top Fitness Point Earners! Way to Work it <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 1) SMITTER11 3,720 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) YELLOWVETTE 3,240 <BR> 3) DCOPELAND1 3,139 <BR> 4) LRP246 3,048 <BR> 5) MARVIN1119 3,038 Mon, 9 Sep 2013 09:33:06 EST Congrats to August 2013 Top Spark Pointers! Way to go ... <BR> <BR> 1) MOBOLA1 2,345 <em>205</em> <BR> 2) MRSTABER 2,099 <BR> 3) MALBLUE 1,904 <BR> 4) LRP246 1,886 <BR> 5) NETSUE64 1,684 <BR> <BR> You should see a spark goodie on your page (if you have a spark page and it isn't private) from your team <em>242</em> Mon, 9 Sep 2013 09:28:05 EST September Goals: 2013 I am sure that many of you have moved past "needing" this team as we are all seasoned veterans now. I am going to have a monthly message and will change our team picture monthly. Please feel free to share your goals for the month with our Spark Class. <BR> <BR> Keep Sparking my friends ~ Cookie Mon, 9 Sep 2013 08:42:40 EST Farewell I am very proud of you all - and feel that you are more than capable of 'flying solo' (so to speak) around the message boards and accessing information that you need from various articles. <BR> <BR> I am letting you know that I am withdrawing from this team. I enjoyed helping to set it up, and hopefully provide you with a good place to come to to find your way around SparkPeople via links. I will still be on SP and daresay I will bump into some of you on the Community Message Boards. <... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 02:23:16 EST Congratulations to Spark Class of 4/29/12 - 5/5/12 Tomorrow begins our <em>503</em> week. In honor of this I updated our "SP Class" picture. If you are reading this it means you are still sparking which in itself is a great accomplishment. <BR> <BR> As we move into our 2nd year of Sparkpeople, take the time to look back at the past year and evaluate what worked, didn't work, or what new goals/challenges that you are going to undertake. <BR> <BR> I know that your Spark Class probably isn't your number one team to check into and of course ... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 06:23:08 EST 2 Weeks to Our First Sparkaversary ... Only 2 weeks until we hit a big milestone with Sparkpeople ... ONE YEAR <em>503</em> I hope that you are taking the time to consider where you are with your journey to better health. If you have set up some goals please take the time to share them here. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Spark on ~ Cookie Sun, 14 Apr 2013 08:08:13 EST 6 Weeks to Sparkaversary! Weekly Challenge ... This week I would like you to try taking at least 6 minutes out of each day to plan or organize something in your life. It may be meal planning, or organizing your desk or closet. Just spend at least 6 minutes "improving" something. If you hit this goal come back next Sunday and post a <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks and good luck with this <em>126</em> Spring <em>185</em> in action challenge! Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:54:43 EST 7 weeks to Sparkaversary ... week challenge This week try to make sure you get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep per day. <em>102</em> <BR> If you meet this goal please come back next Sunday and post a <em>248</em> reply to this thread. <BR> <em>381</em> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 03:20:40 EST Countdown to 1st "Sparkaversary" Weekly Challenge! 8 Weeks to Sparkaversary ... here is our first challenge for this week. The challenge is to drink at least 8 cups (8 ounces) of water a day <em>91</em> . <BR> <BR> If you are able to achieve this daily for the week please reply next Sunday here on this thread with a <em>248</em> . <BR> <BR> There will be a "7 Week" challenge posted next Sunday! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 08:31:13 EST Mind over Body, a great read! <link><BR>er_body_fat.asp </link> <BR> <BR> I found this article or "process" if you will and thought I would post the link here for anyone who hasn't read through the entire article. I liked that it was for anyone at any point in their quest of obtaining and maintaining better health. <BR> <BR> Spark on! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> ~Cookie :) <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:06:53 EST 11 Weeks To Our SP Class "Sparkaversary" Greetings fellow Classmates! Do you have a goal you would like to share that you are working on to reach by our <em>503</em> ? <BR> <BR> Please share it with the class if you will ... <em>306</em> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:00:04 EST Are You Still Sparking? Please let the Class know that you are still "here" ... doesn't matter if you haven't been involved in any way other than not leaving SparkPeople. Thank you! Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:55:15 EST Getting Started - again!! No matter how many times I have to start, I will. I don't ever want to give up, and I know that the more I keep at learning to live healthier the more it will become my lifestyle. I am excited to make small changes everyday and not take on everything at once. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:30:40 EST Short Term Goals Lose 4 lbs by the end of the 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge (Nov18) Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:08:04 EST Success Stories...Small or Large...Share 'Em! I made 3 NEW, healthy recipes last week, exceeding my goal of 1 per week! <em>4</em> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 06:13:57 EST How is your progress? My thoughts go out to all our team because I see on the message boards how few posts we have had since the end of May. I just thought it would be a good motivator to share how everyone is doing. For me, I plateaued for about 4 weeks, which was frustrating. I stuck to good eating though and now the weight is slipping off again. I feel more energy, I even feel more muscle tone even though I'm not technically working out! I don't eat until I'm hungry. I have increased my willpower--it's ea... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 19:57:30 EST Hello, new to message boards in general Hi, <BR> <BR> I've had this spark people account for a while but haven't started to take it seriously until the last few weeks. I have hit sort of a plateau and need some external motivation to help me get through it. I'm hoping to find a few people in similar situations who I feel accountable to and who help me get healthier by means of peer pressure :) <BR> Here is my story. At 22, about 3 months ago, I realized I'd gained 20 lbs in a few months and my blood pressure was regularly reading ... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 08:10:58 EST Slow Starter Hi Everyone; My name is Angela, I signed up on SparkPeople a little over a month ago, but just couldn't find it within me to really get started on this journey <em>24</em> . I now feel that I am finally ready to begin my weight-loss journey and to share with my fellow mates in our struggles and eventual achievements. My biggest struggle right now is incorporating exercise of any kind into my daily routine, so my 1st goal is to string together 5 consecutive days of physical activity (no less t... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 11:18:55 EST Is anyone else getting really frustrated? Hi, <BR> <BR> Is anyone else getting really frustrated? I ate within my allotted calories everyday but one (I ate a couple hundred more, but I had also burned a couple hundred more than my goal that day) last week, and I ran 24 miles plus biked some (for a total of nearly 4,000 burned calories) and I lost half a pound. I don't understand and it's really frustrating/depressing. It's really hard to see that you're working toward a goal when you're seeing the work but not the progress. As y... Sun, 20 May 2012 16:34:31 EST weigh in Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I weighed myself today and i lost another 3 pounds. Hope everyone is having a great day. <BR> <BR> Tanya Sun, 20 May 2012 10:57:17 EST Are you needing any help? I'm just checking in to see if everyone is finding their way around this site o.k.? Any problems? Just let us know how we can help you to achieve your goals :-) <BR> <BR> Kris Wed, 16 May 2012 05:27:28 EST Today I pledge To walk one day at a time - 5 days a week and really try to drink water vs. soda - starting tomorrow with 1 8 oz. glass. <em>30</em> Mon, 14 May 2012 21:39:29 EST "Colorful" phrases It's black and white Mon, 14 May 2012 05:37:58 EST Today I pledge Today I pledge that I will wake up in the AM and start a brand new workout. Sun, 13 May 2012 22:50:49 EST New from the UK Hi <BR> <BR> Still working my way through messages etc, so only just got to this group! <BR> <BR> I'm in England, 50, mother of 1, happily partnered, working as a cleaner, which is probably my main and best form of exercise! I'm addicted to suar and carbs - I really don't see how I could go without bread and pasta, but biscuits are my downfall at the moment as I've almost given up chocolate completely since Easter (any chocolates forced on me at Christmas are going to the staff room at ... Sun, 13 May 2012 07:47:08 EST A new me I'm not sure how to start but today i pledge to exercise every day and try to encourage others to exercise with me. The main thing is lead by example and work out even if no one else joins me in it! I am also learning to eat better so I pledge to do my best and forget the rest. I wont sweat the small stuff and focus on the new me I want to be! I hope to find encouragement in this i could sure use all i can get. Thu, 10 May 2012 21:17:45 EST today i pledge today i pledge to be stress free and to stay on track with my food and to not be hard on my self if i slip Thu, 10 May 2012 14:40:37 EST Carb addict newbie here!!! Hello! My name is Heather and I am from North Carolina. I am 5 feet even and unfortunately weigh 185 pounds right now. I shattered my ankle in September of 2009 and have 2 plates and 9 screws holding it all together. Due to the injury, and therefore lack of exercise, I gained around 50 pounds. I am all healed up now pretty much and just need some motivation to get this weight off and back to normal for me. I HATE being fat. Never have I been "ok" with it. I feel better when I am thinn... Thu, 10 May 2012 11:42:19 EST After the weight loss This may be a strange question, but is anyone else worried that their skin will be all saggy after the fat is gone? I'm afraid I'm going to look like a big empty sack. Wed, 9 May 2012 19:59:06 EST Hello Hi All, New here and just wanted to say hello. Getting used to the idea of putting myself first. Wish me luck. Wed, 9 May 2012 18:38:44 EST 'Allo! Well hey everyone. I should have done this last week, probably. <BR> <BR> I'm 23, 5'1 and hovering around 220. That gives me about 90 pounds to lose, but I'm not really planning to lose it quickly. Actually I just want to be around my goal weight by the time I spend a year abroad, which gives me at least 2 years. The bigger thing for me is just getting healthier habits. You know sometimes when you go for a medical appointment and they ask you to put a check mark next to any conditions that r... Wed, 9 May 2012 15:23:37 EST My Pledge Today I pledge to do at least 30 min of exercise today and to eat my recommended calories for the day. Wed, 9 May 2012 13:56:16 EST Need to loose 6 in 2012 Hi I am new here and still trying to find my way around. So I have been taking things slow. My goal is to loose 60 lbs. by the end of the year. I have a hard time going to the gym so I have started buying equipment for the home. Its hard to stay motivated to exercise everyday. I have switched to cooking with olive and coconut oil and trying to eat more veggies, the hardest part is trying to drink so much water everyday. So I have started with small changes and am working towards incor... Tue, 8 May 2012 23:00:13 EST my pledge tomorrow I pledge to only drink water. <em>194</em> Tue, 8 May 2012 22:46:15 EST Hi! I am a veteran of spark, but not very active. I've made so many friends here its hard to stay away. Hope to renew some friendships and make new friends as well. <BR> <BR> My first goal is 5% of my total weight. <BR> <BR> I want to get healthy for myself and for my grandchildren. I also want to be more active. Right now I follow a point system through Weight Watchers, and I try to use our treadmill 6 out of 7 days a week. Starting slow, its not a race, but a journey. <BR> <BR> I am ... Tue, 8 May 2012 19:29:26 EST I Pledge I pledge to eat healthy and log my calories. My goal is 1300 calories a day. Tue, 8 May 2012 16:11:27 EST Pledge Today I pledge to tell myself that I deserve all the love in the world, especially from myself. Tue, 8 May 2012 12:30:38 EST My Pledge I pledge to run 3 miles today and do strength training. Tue, 8 May 2012 11:17:43 EST Today io pledge to drinkk at least 8 glasses of wa Today I pledge to drink at least 8 glasses of water. Tue, 8 May 2012 10:21:03 EST to day I pledge to to day i pledge to do more at the ymca and to drink no more soads for the rest of the week Tue, 8 May 2012 08:41:23 EST Just a Sparkbaby... Hello all Sparkpeoples! I love the whole "spark" thing, when I say it or type it, it makes me think about sparklers in the summertime when I was a kid...My name is Summer and I am a SPARKBABY. I am a 35 year oldish wife to Daniel and mom to Brianna (almost 14) and Mackenzie (9.5). I'm a nurse, and I work in an LDRP/NBN unit (labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum-newbor<BR>n nursery). I love my job and can talk to you about it all night. I am also a bereavement counselor, tending to women th... Tue, 8 May 2012 05:32:06 EST Hi everyone I'm a newcomer that wants to lose 43 pounds. Tue, 8 May 2012 00:56:44 EST I Pledge... to follow my 30 minute rule every day. If I am craving something badly, I try really hard to wait 30 minutes before I have anything. If I still want it after the 30 minutes, I let myself have a couple of bites...but generally, I am over it by then and busy doing something and forgot about it! Good luck with all of your pledges!! Mon, 7 May 2012 22:08:23 EST today I pledge today - which is now almost tomorrow:~) - I pledge to eat more protein and drink more water Mon, 7 May 2012 21:15:25 EST pledge Today I pledge that I will not eat after 9:pm. Mon, 7 May 2012 20:22:12 EST Today I pledge Today I pledge to limit myself to the allowed portion size for my dinner meal (no second helping) Mon, 7 May 2012 19:46:04 EST Today I pledge Each make a pledge to do one thing that put in the right direction of your health journey. It help you focus and we can support you. <BR> <BR> EXAMPLES: <BR> Today I pledge to drink an extra glass of water . <BR> <BR> Today I pledge to do 10 minutes extra of exercise. Mon, 7 May 2012 19:30:32 EST Happy Happy Day!!! I'm feeling was productive....How bout yours?? Give me a thumbs up if you are happy too <em>250</em> Mon, 7 May 2012 18:28:11 EST Hi Everyone Hello from South Jersey. I'm getting used to all the things Spark offers here. I'm a former Weight Watcher. I've been on the points since the points started I think. I have never done very well on them for some reason. I finally wised up and figured out that it wasn't for me. So here I am with lots to loose and ready to go. Exercise is my biggest stumbling block I think. I hope that Spark will revive my interest and I will find something I like and can stick with. <BR> <BR> I'm mar... Mon, 7 May 2012 15:48:21 EST What do I do? Ok so what do I do if I don't like to exercise? I like cardio ok. I don't mind doing in but I have always hated strength training, weights and stuff yuck. Even when I was in the Army I didn't like it. Do I just grin an bare it? and If i do how long can I last like that. Mon, 7 May 2012 13:15:58 EST Hello, everyone I'm slowly learning how to use this site (I did my intro from the tutorial page- oops!) I've never tried any program like this, so I look forward to learning and shrinking. I am currently 5'11" tall and weigh 216 lbs. My WiiFit says I'm 'obese'. So does my mirror! I'm just tired of looking and, even worse, feeling bloated. Mon, 7 May 2012 12:21:21 EST Rough Weekend I had a good Saturday when I weighed in I had lost 9 pounds. But all weekend I battled my sugar and pop demon. I wanted so bad to just give in and eat anything sugary and drink a big Dew. But I didnt give in...and it was very hard. I keep thinking about the end result that I want so bad. Then at times I look at my self and think your never going to get there, so why not enjoy your self. The battle is all in my head, I wish there was some way to get away from the habits that I have made over t... Mon, 7 May 2012 11:38:51 EST Never had a weight issue! Hello everyone,I just joined yesterday.I never had a weight issue until I hit 30 and now I'm 46 and have gone from weighing 140 lbs to 200 lbs. I think it's a combination of the medication I take and loving food! So before I get bigger,I decided I better do something. Sun, 6 May 2012 19:19:36 EST Hello. . . Just wanting to say hello, and introduce myself to this page. I quit smoking at the beginning of the year, and now I am quitting Sodas and High Calorie diets. So, we will see how it goes. Sun, 6 May 2012 17:28:24 EST How are fat grams shown on the recipe builder? I entered a recipe yesterday that showed 1 gram of saturated fat for 25 servings. When I look at the nutritional information for the recipe, it shows 250 grams of total fat for the recipe. Are saturated fats multiplied by 10 because they are "bad"? What does the number listed in the food tracker as "fats" represent? Is it grams? Sun, 6 May 2012 14:46:40 EST my frist weigh in Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> I weighed myself today and i am proud to say that i lost my frist 4 pounds. How is everyone doing today? Hope you all are well. Just want to say thankyou for the support this week. <BR> take care, <BR> <BR> Tanya <BR> <BR> ps. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sun, 6 May 2012 11:04:03 EST Twitter If anyone has a twitter acct we should also keep posted with that. @deete123 is my acct. We can keep each other motivated. Class of April - May, we can do this together. Also, If you have a nexercise app we can compete with each other, make it fun. Sun, 6 May 2012 00:08:38 EST Excited to get started Hello everyone! I am excited to begin this journey. I am going to start with small goals at first and work towards major changes. I think I'll be more successful that way. I wish everyone success in their own goals! Sat, 5 May 2012 23:48:03 EST hey hey all.. im mica.. im new on here.. im currently trying for baby number 2.. my little girl is 2 and half years.. just want to get my body into shape and healthy before i do get pregnant again as i am overweight as didnt lose my weight from my first pregnancy.. any tips will help me :) i just need the motivation to help me along.. i was doing great then my ex (not my little girls dad) moved in.. he got me depressed etc and i put the weight on.. hes been gone since august 2011.. and since then... Sat, 5 May 2012 19:31:13 EST alicia Hello Sat, 5 May 2012 16:30:36 EST Woman on the run-who forgets to have fun I want to lose. I want it now. I have done it many times in the past. I am not going <BR> to sing the pity song. I am not giving up this time. I have goals to reach and I am so determine <BR> to reach them. By any means necessary. I won't and can't blame it on anyone else this time. <BR> I will focus on the real problem and that's me..I just need help to stay on this path. I have joined <BR> the race and have a year to complete it. .. Michelle :-) Boot camp style. Sat, 5 May 2012 15:44:36 EST Woman on the run-who forgets to have fun I want to lose. I want it now. I have done it many times in the past. I am not going <BR> to sing the pity song. I am not giving up this time. I have goals to reach and I am so determine <BR> to reach them. By any means necessary. I won't and can't blame it on anyone else this time. <BR> I will focus on the real problem and that's me..I just need help to stay on this path. I have joined <BR> the race and have a year to complete it. .. Michelle :-) Boot camp style. Sat, 5 May 2012 15:44:35 EST Hello!! Love SparkPeople! Cant wait to make it work for me!! Sat, 5 May 2012 15:35:01 EST I'm new today... I'm a super busy 66 yr old woman, who works full-time (emergency nurse), goes to school online, volunteers in my church, and two professional organizations. My eating is dis-organized! I do ride the exercise bike 20 minutes daily almost every day as I have OA in my knees and I'm determined to keep moving and do not want joint replacements yet. Right now I'm on my way to mow the yard, which takes at least an hour. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing. Sat, 5 May 2012 14:44:46 EST What are trophies hiya, <BR> <BR> what's an editor's trophy? Are trophies obtained only for points otained? <BR> <BR> Dar Sat, 5 May 2012 14:05:35 EST my first blog. would appreciate feedback. I am finally at my boiling POINT! I'm ready to finally be healthy and fit but I have a huge road block that I need advice to overcome. I have the ambition to lose the extra weight and embrace a new healthy lifestyle but I have no energy ever. Every morning I have to pry myself out of bed after hitting the snooze button for at lleast 30 minutes. I drag all day and when I do have plenty of freetime to exercise I choose to sit on the couch. Not because that's what I wanna do I really want to get... Sat, 5 May 2012 00:47:20 EST New to this and trying to lose weight Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this. Just joined tonight, and wanting to use weight. Sat, 5 May 2012 00:28:31 EST New here but already a work in progress... Hi Everyone! I am new to this site but not new to tracking foods & activities. I have been using another site for over a year now but a friend told me to check this site out because it is much more active with members and a lot of other features are better. <BR> <BR> A little about me....I began my journey towards a healthier me on 02.21.11. My work had a healthy weigh challenge and I joined up. I began at 331.2 lbs and a jeans size 28/30. I could never find tops long enough for me at the s... Fri, 4 May 2012 21:41:27 EST HI:) Aloha everyone <em>30</em> this is my first day using SP. My name is Brandi, i'm 21 years old and from Hawaii. Right now I'm at my highest weight that i've ever been <em>15</em> I'm hoping that I can get some helpful tips and some motivation to help me reach my goal weight. I need some help with my diet, i'm not sure about what I can or should eat and what I can't or shouldn't eat. I can also use a little help with motivating my self to get out there and exercise. Thanks a lot everyone:)... Fri, 4 May 2012 20:09:08 EST Hey y'all! My name is Janie Nelson. I am 44 years old, I have 2 kids---my son is 25 years old and my daughter is 20 years old. I am married to my best friend, John, for 3 years. I am originally from Roseville, MI and moved to Austin, TX in fall of 2008 and we moved to Biloxi, MS in December, 2009. Love living only 3 minutes from the beach. <BR> <BR> I started on my weight loss journey in 2006 at which time I weighed in at 326lbs. It was at a Mary Kay convention in Michigan, when I couldn't take care of... Fri, 4 May 2012 19:54:02 EST Hey y'all! My name is Janie Nelson. I am 44 years old, I have 2 kids---my son is 25 years old and my daughter is 20 years old. I am married to my best friend, John, for 3 years. I am originally from Roseville, MI and moved to Austin, TX in fall of 2008 and we moved to Biloxi, MS in December, 2009. Love living only 3 minutes from the beach. <BR> <BR> I started on my weight loss journey in 2006 at which time I weighed in at 326lbs. It was at a Mary Kay convention in Michigan, when I couldn't take care of... Fri, 4 May 2012 19:53:40 EST Clean Slate. Hi everyone new team member here. <BR> <BR> I am a 41 year old guy called Frank. I live in Scotland with my wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters and i am also a binge eater. <BR> <BR> I have been on and off the spark for sometime now as well as being on Overeaters Anonymous and the Smart Recovery program. Up until these past couple of weeks i have really struggled to committing to my lifestyle change. Sometimes i would last a week or if i am lucky i would last a couple of months and t... Fri, 4 May 2012 18:31:09 EST Hello everyone My name is Annie. This is my first time on a diet. I recently have been battling depression, and have gained 50 lbs. I am doing better and have realized I have a horrible junk food problem. I have started college and I am coming up on my summer break, and have joined a gym, but don't really have the motivation to use it. When I do get to the point where I use the gym I don't stay there.(if you know what i mean). Any help you can give would be great. Fri, 4 May 2012 18:00:33 EST need help to lose weight BAD. Very new to this. Looking for all your help guys. Fri, 4 May 2012 16:41:59 EST Okie Over 60 Hi! I am a grandmother over 60 who lives in Oklahoma. My desire is to live at least another 20 years in good health. I eat out most days - I hate to cook. I have become a couch potato with absolutely no exercise due to knee pain. My goal is to loose 75 lbs by January, 2013. I am so thankful to have found this site. Fri, 4 May 2012 15:50:44 EST Grandmother of 23 I'm a wife of 20yrs been towithhubby 30 yrs.A mother of 6 sons and have 23 grandchildren.I've been attempting weight-loss off and on for many years. I have finally reached under 300lbs for first time in about 20 yrs. My highest has been 385lbs, I am now 284, my goal is 250. Fri, 4 May 2012 13:48:11 EST hello! Hello everyone! This is my first attempt with Spark People, but sadly, not my first attempt with weight loss. I will be 44 on the 17th of this month and have a total of around 90 pounds that I would like to lose. I am married, (just celebrated our 25th Anniversary!!) and have a 22 year old daughter, and wonderful son-in-law and a 19 year old son. <BR> The past year has been a little difficult for me in that I have had a few health issues, my thyroid being the main one. I was diagnosed las... Fri, 4 May 2012 12:52:31 EST Go team ! Hello all <em>211</em> thanks for the welcome Fri, 4 May 2012 10:16:47 EST Just tracked my first meal Good Morning, <BR> <BR> I just joined SparkPeople last night and tracked my first meal this morning. It is kind of a challenge getting used to. The choices available don't necessarily match up with what I actually ate from the foods currently available in my cupboard. The calorie count was off compared to the listings on the actual food items, but it is close enough that I think I'll be able to find my way through this. <BR> <BR> I can't do any grocery shopping until the middle of next week... Fri, 4 May 2012 09:31:43 EST Hello! Hello I'm Chloe. 5 ft 4 and 162 pounds... Not the best but that's why I'm here! Fri, 4 May 2012 09:12:18 EST So glad i found this! Hi, SPARKPEOPLE :) I'm so happy to be here. My goals are simple- to lose weight and be healthy, the refrain of a lot of people. But i had a stroke last year and im lucky to be here and want to continue being here. so thats my goal :) non-smoker since April1,2011 :) Fri, 4 May 2012 09:10:38 EST Hello Hi, my name is Monica and I love this site. I weighed 300 pounds about 2 years ago and I have been working hard to get the weight off. It seems like a long process due to my muscular disorder but I will eventually reach my goal of weighing 130 again. I am learning so much from reading what everyone has to say. Thank you all! Thu, 3 May 2012 22:51:11 EST I losing it for myself but also for my wedding day I keep telling myself that I am only losing weight for myself to be healthy, to be agile again. But iIam also losing it so i can feel amazing in my wedding dress on my wedding day and this can be achieved because my wedding day is a year away. <BR> <BR> Man that felt good!! <BR> <BR> Honesty really rocks! Thu, 3 May 2012 22:28:43 EST Oh my how rude of me...HIYA!!!! I joined a few days ago and never knew I was a part of this team. Hi I'm me Dar.... I am 29 years old and 200 lbs and would love to get to 160lbs. I like the SparkPeople so far. I still have to navigate my way through the pages but there doesn't seem to be the need to look a certain way or feel bad about how you are now but to feel good about the fact that you have made the first step to being healthy. <BR> <BR> I would love the encouragment and motivation from anyone and kno... Thu, 3 May 2012 22:17:38 EST Hey There Hi... I'm new... <BR> <BR> I need to break up with bad foods, especially carbs, and this is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I quit smoking cold turkey a few years ago but that was a joke compared to learning to eat right and taking care of myself. <BR> <BR> Food has always been there for me, in good times and bad. It was used as a reward during good times and a comfort through bad.... and its time for that to change. <BR> <BR> A little about me. I'm 31, from Newfoundland Canada... Thu, 3 May 2012 21:55:20 EST No More Statins! Hi everybody. I'm excited! I've been on statins for high cholesterol for years (Crestor and others), but they made me feel terrible--muscle ache, brain fog, dizziness, etc. I recently decided to just quit taking them--going to try diet and exercise (with my doctor's supervision). So weight loss is a must. SparkPeople, here I come! Thu, 3 May 2012 21:46:29 EST New Hi all. I'm Chelle from Pulaski Va. I'm 26 years old. I've been married for 6 years and I've let myself go. I spend my days caring for my family, including my father who has cancer and has suffered from several strokes. My biggest problem is I graze I'm eating or drinking diet mountain dew or sweet tea all day. I also suffer from Bipolar disorder and the meds have helped me put the weight on but I'm commited to getting into shape so I'll be a better me for myself and a better wife to my husba... Thu, 3 May 2012 17:43:53 EST Hi everyone! Hi!! <BR> <BR> introducing myself...again. My name is Felicia and this isn't the first time I've used spark but I want to get back on and stick with it! I have about 26lbs to lose yet and seems like its harder now then it was when I lost my initial 50lbs!! make sense? not at all to me at least. Anyways, I hope to make some long term weightloss buddies and meet new people :) please feel free to add me! any motivation is great motivation!! Thu, 3 May 2012 14:18:40 EST Hi everyone This site seems pretty neat and I like the help with tracking my habits and goals. I only want to lose about ten pounds but that would be a low weight for me and then there is maintaining it. Exercise is just not my thing so I'm trying to change that. I like healthy food but it so easy to start for the peanut butter jar with a spoon! <BR> <BR> Edit: I don't think I put this in the right spot... Was I supposed to reply to an individual? <BR> <BR> Oh, I get it. Nevermind. :) Thu, 3 May 2012 11:52:29 EST Hello from Michigan Hello, Nice to meet you all.My name is Crystal and I'm 29 for the next 14 days and counting. I have two kids. My daughter is 10 and has adhd and odd. My son is 9 and he has adhd and Aspergers. I have been married for 4 yrs now to Chris. I was told by my mom about this sight and hope to stay on track with my weight lose. Easyer said then done. Thu, 3 May 2012 11:42:12 EST Hi everyone This is such a great site and I am glad I joined. <BR> <BR> Lin Thu, 3 May 2012 01:48:32 EST Dragonfly822 I am happy to be able to join you all on this rollercoaster. I have never committed to anything when its dealing with me personally so hopefully i can commit to this. I am wanting to lose 70lbs. Im trying to stay positive. I wish you all the best of luck Wed, 2 May 2012 18:07:34 EST Hello I'm a stay at home mom w/ 3 kids that I homeschool. I used to be pretty active and healthy but the last few years not so much, as a result I've gained alot of weight and just feel a total lack of energy and self confidence. I'm mainly looking for ideas and motivation to keep myself on the right track w/ my eating and exercise plans. I'm super excited to be here! =) Wed, 2 May 2012 12:53:31 EST Hello everybody!!! Im Lady "V" This is all new to me, and I'm just trying to read all the info. that comes with this site. I believe that this program will be an asset to me and my family. Thanks for all the support. Wed, 2 May 2012 12:00:07 EST GLAD TO JOIN! IM GLAD TO HAVE JOIN SP AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HOW WE MOTIVATE EACH OTHER AND KEEP UP THE WORK Wed, 2 May 2012 11:13:06 EST i'm happy to join sp :)n i excited too hi i'm new on sp.....n want to achieve my goal with the help of spark people.....any help/guidance/tips/ suggestions are most welcome......and lot n blessings to all Wed, 2 May 2012 06:28:44 EST Hello My name is Doris. Currently I am an unemployed nurse, cannot find a job. When I first became nurse I use to weigh 140, (4years ago) now I'm at 216. I cannot keep a diet bcuz I always sabotage myself. I have started going to the gym, I wish to run a marathon. But at times I feel like failure and want to quit the gym also. <BR> I am really glad that I found a forum of people who have about my same weight. All the ones I found people were already skinny. I have an iPhone which I use the apps n... Wed, 2 May 2012 03:59:49 EST Hello Everyone I just joined tonight and I am really looking forward to meeting new people who I can get to know and that can hopefully offer me some support as I am going through this journey Wed, 2 May 2012 03:04:01 EST Newbie Hello all ! <BR> My name is Avsi and im from Israel <BR> wanna loose weight, stop smoking and change my Lifestyle <BR> <BR> add me if you wish! Wed, 2 May 2012 01:23:45 EST Introduction Hello Everyone :) <BR> <BR> My name is Kayla, I am new to this team and would love friends to help me along in my goals of: <BR> -Losing weight <BR> -Being happy <BR> -Staying motivated <BR> <BR> Please add me :) <BR> Thanks so much! Wed, 2 May 2012 01:10:17 EST New to the message board Hi everyone...I am new to sparkpeople tonight...have tried weightwatchers and all kinds of different things, but it's hard for me to stay motivated. since getting married 2 years ago i've put on about 40 lbs. I used to be a vegetarian, but i began eating whatever the hubs was eating and not working out :( made me very unhappy. now looking to get back into shape and down to my fighting weight! I'm going to give this a shot! Tue, 1 May 2012 21:11:52 EST need help with meals for family I really want to lose weight but find it next to impossible when I have a husband and daughter that can eat anything and not gain a pound. My son is like me and we could both stand to lose weight. Please help any ideas would be appreciated. Tue, 1 May 2012 14:47:00 EST need help with meals for family I really want to lose weight but find it next to impossible when I have a husband and daughter that can eat anything and not gain a pound. My son is like me and we could both stand to lose weight. Please help any ideas would be appreciated. Tue, 1 May 2012 14:46:03 EST Another Newbie On Board... :) <em>213</em> Hi Sparkies. My name is Kim. Looking to shed some weight & make some new friends along the way. :) <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> Tue, 1 May 2012 13:56:27 EST Motivation and encouragement Hi there, I'm a newbie here, I graduated college last year July and I have been home since, well, i have gained 12kg from it all, now I am looking to lose it. I need motivation and encouragement to see it through. Looking to make new friends and encourage others on the same mission too. Tue, 1 May 2012 12:57:17 EST tradross31 Hi all, this is the first time i have joined an online site to help motivate me during my weight loss journey. I have been a yo you dieter for as long as i can remember but i am hoping that joining a site will keep me on track. I would be happy to be around 11 stone and a comfortable size 12-14. Anyway, i will be starting my plan from tomorrow so will keep you posted with my progress (fingers crossed) Tue, 1 May 2012 10:31:38 EST Hello My name is Jenny. My family and I live in Sweden. This is my second day on SP and I am very excited about the tools and resources. My goals are 1) reach a healthy weight 2) make exercise a habit. Tue, 1 May 2012 04:51:31 EST Newbie :-) hi Hi guys I'm new ! I'm 46 yr old lady live in uk <BR> Got 3 boys 2 dogs 2 cats & hubby ! Iv lost 88 lb with Ww but had very bad car crash last June ! So have put some back on ! Iv just signed up for Ww online too! Need motivation as I'm <BR> Suffering with post traumatic stress ! I love exercise and walking , reading ! Look <BR> Forward to hearing from <BR> You x Tue, 1 May 2012 01:07:59 EST Here we go I am a 29 year old single mother. I have always struggled with my weight and diet but it has become more of an issue since I have had my child. I am ready to change everything to insure a successful and healthy life for my child. I have issues with veggies and making the time to make my own meals. After work I am always sooo tired and just want to sleep. Really I need to get back into getting active. I am hoping this site will help keep me motivated and give me ideas to stay on this track. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:53:33 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 Sparklers, from Buchanan Michigan! And I looked up this website after reading about it in a magazine. I needed some motivation bigtime because what i did to self motivate wasnt working! <BR> <BR> I moved here from Chicago almost 2 years ago. I have had a rough 2 years and its take a toll on me physically. want to get fit for many reasons, but mostly to gain a sense of control in my life. <BR> <BR> I enjoy bike riding, weight training, swimming, walking. I have access to the Niles YMCA and I am open to joining a... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:47:21 EST New Dawn I'm sick of yo yo dieting. I've lost over 600 lbs in my life time, with losing and re-gaining weight. This is the forth time I'm losing weight, target weight loss to achieve is 154 lbs....and now I'm on my last 23 and a half pounds to the finish line. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:23:30 EST Hello Hello I'm new today my name is Danielle I'm a mum of 2 and have joined in the hope of loosing some weight and becoming healthier in doing so. Hope to hear from some of u with some tips and good advice <BR> Xx Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:01:02 EST Daily Chit Chat! Good morning team! Hope all is well with you this wonderful Monday morning. Looking forward to getting to know you. I'm getting ready to go workout I will check in with you later. Have a good one. <BR> Hugs <BR> Angela Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:40:22 EST Look out Sparkers here comes Maddawg.... Hmm what to say...well I joined this place because it seemed like a good place to keep track of my diet, and to meet people like myself who need a little encouragement to stick with the plan. Hit the big five 0 last year and its time to get healthy. I appreciate all encouragement and really need a coach to kick me in the butt when I get off track so if there are any takers on that job just let me know haha. What else to say - I'm a businessman, enjoy country music and gardening and antiques... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 06:23:03 EST I'm a new bee..and exited to get started Im a 50 year old that has struggled with weight my entire life and after many prayers, tears and agony, I found Sparkpeople through an article on Yahoo Web. Wow I need this so deserately. So greatful that its also free. With all the info I couldnt ask for anything more. Really looking forward to meeting you all and working together. <BR> Good Night and get ready for a new beginning Mon, 30 Apr 2012 03:05:58 EST Hey all!! Just wanted to stop by and say "Hi!" to everyone. I am new to Spark People and will definitely need a little guidance. <BR> <BR> Hope that everyone has a blessed night! Sun, 29 Apr 2012 22:10:14 EST Hey all!! Just wanted to stop by and say "Hi!" to everyone. I am new to Spark People and will definitely need a little guidance. <BR> <BR> Hope that everyone has a blessed night! Sun, 29 Apr 2012 22:09:30 EST Kia Ora new life!!!! <BR> I have just come to the realisation that I can't lose weight on my own and that I don't have to be! <BR> I am here to surround myself with like minded people and share my journey with everyone :) Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:12:26 EST Hello Hi there, my name is Jennifer. I have joined today to lose 20lbs. I have recently tried to lose weight for a vacation to Jamaica. Start Jan 2 and planned to have it all lost by April. Lost 10 but couldn't get the rest off. I am also doing this to help my husband. I got him to sign up and we are going to do this together. He needs to lose over 50lbs, and get his health under control. We have 2 boy 18 and 14. Very active with sports so we are on the go all the time and it seems difficu... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 16:33:30 EST I'm back! Hello! I'm back! I was a Sparkpeople user when it was still new! It worked great and then I got lazy. Now I'm back! Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:44:12 EST Hello!! Hello, My name is Nicole. I have two wonderful kids 10 and 5. They are a handful, but they are my life. I currently go to school and work part time. I have tried to lose weight so many times in the past, and I'll lose 10 or so then gain double that back. Last night I was watching the show, I use to be fat on MTV. Something told me to go weigh my self, and I was surprised that I'm now up to 277.I cried my self to sleep last night, wondering what I need to do to start the process. I have to tak... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:41:40 EST New Member Hello My name is tanya and Have at least 100 punds that i want to lose. I have tried many diets and none of the have worked. I am hoping that this will. I love listening to music and writting poetry. Well i am not sure what else to say i just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. Maybe someone can show me the ropes. <BR> <BR> Take care, Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:08:22 EST Hi Hello, My name is Jenn. I just turned 30 and realized that I needed to do something about my weight and how it's affecting my health, so I joined this site. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:04:49 EST Hello...! Hello all! My name is Crystal. Roughly, I have about 100 pounds to lose. I'm 264 now, trying to get down to 160, which is where I was approximately 3 years ago. I have always been a yo-yo dieter, with my weight going up and down constantly. I have always had self esteem/self image issues {stemming mainly from my non-supportive parents} and battles with depression/stress which doesn't help, but within the past year I think I've pushed myself further weight-wise than I've ever been before. This... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:34:10 EST I'm new to sparkpeople Hello, I'm not sure how much I'll post but I will try and stay up on what everyone else posts. I've just started Spark and it's another try at losing weight. I have tried many diets and have even lost weight on some but now at my age I want to try to stay focused and healthy. To lose the weight and keep it off. I'm hoping this will become a life change and not just another failed diet. I'm almost 62 , have three children and two grandchildren, who are the most wonderful thing in my life. I wa... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 11:51:43 EST Fruit/Ve getables Kiwifruit Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:39:40 EST Info Here in this forum we will post challenges & Goals. <BR> <BR> Some of the challenges will be small, some will be more involved. It will always be your choice to join the challenge or not. <BR> <BR> This is also where you can list your goals. So we can all support you in your journey to better health. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:33:54 EST Helpful Links to get the most out of SparkPeople <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Please DO NOT POST on this thread! <BR> <BR> Below are some very useful links to help you make the most of this site: <BR> <BR> Limited Mobility Lifestyle Centre - <BR> <link><BR>le_center_detail.asp?id=19 </link> <BR> <BR> Lose Twice the weight by tracking your food: <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=11... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 23:49:19 EST Joke of the day The wife was counting all the 1p's and 2p's out on the kitchen table when she suddenly got very angry and started shouting and crying for no reason. I thought to myself, "She's going through the change." <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>------- <BR> <BR> Bought some rocket salad yesterday but it went off before I could eat it! <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>------- <BR> <BR> A teddy bear is working on a building site. He goes for a tea break and... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 20:56:32 EST Post questions about how to use this site here If you have any questions about how to use this site, please post them here. SP MAY seem a bit daunting to start with, but believe me, when you have gotten used to it you will find it a doddle :-) <BR> <BR> Kris Sun, 8 Apr 2012 20:51:49 EST