SparkPeople SparkPeople's Largest Virtual Weigh-In Team Messageboard This team is for all members who want to use daily/weekly weigh-ins as a way to stay accountable and on track! Whether you are trying to lose, gain or maintain your weight, this team is for you! SparkPeople SparkPeople's Largest Virtual Weigh-In Team Messageboard Challenge week 03/14 - 03/21 I would like our team to share ounce, this week, as to what helped you the most to attain your goal(s). Sun, 14 Mar 2021 21:19:34 EST Challenge for the week is out Check you mailbox for this week. <em>41</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 25 Jan 2021 09:10:36 EST Trying to stay motivated and lose weight! Hello! I am new here...hoping this will keep me accountable and seeing other people doing the same thing as me keeps me motivated. :) Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:46:19 EST back again! My weight this day is 225 lbs Sun, 20 Dec 2020 13:55:43 EST SHARE a SMILE <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 8 Dec 2020 11:43:36 EST PERSONAL..... GOALS & CHALLENGES <BR> Set some Goals &amp; Challenges here Mon, 19 Oct 2020 09:14:15 EST Just Saying Hi <em>524</em> Mon, 19 Oct 2020 09:10:16 EST New to this group Hi Valerie here. <BR> <BR> What a great idea. I have been on and off Spark People site and never noticed this group. <BR> <BR> Hoping a weekly weigh in will help me stay accountable. <BR> <BR> Working to make exercise a part of my routine and logging my food. <BR> <BR> Good luck all! <BR> Thu, 1 Oct 2020 20:35:02 EST Long term Originally I weighed 298 and now I am 214! <em>9</em> Sun, 23 Aug 2020 10:13:15 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE WEEK 08/09 -08/15 <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is about shopping smart. When you use the last or are low on an item, need add it to the list. I enter mine in my cell phone notepad. If you made your menu for the week and you planned healthy meals, this would be considered what you need for the week. . When you go to the store, do not buy extra's: go by the list. <BR> <BR> I did that this week and saved a lot of money by not buying things just because, I wanted but didn't need it or beca... Sat, 8 Aug 2020 20:51:34 EST Challenge for the month of August Already August?! The summer is mostly gone <em>259</em> <BR> <BR> August is the last of extreme hot weather. So this month, we'll concentrate on the choice we make in our beverage. In summer months we need to stay hydrated. more than ever. <BR> <BR> Since we tend to lose more of our body liquids during warm weather, we need to drink-up. If we choose pop for example, we are making a choice to add a lot of sugar to our body that goes right to our middle. A healthy choice is #1: WATER. L... Sat, 1 Aug 2020 18:17:57 EST Walking I work from home now because of COVID and I do walking videos on my breaks. I walk barefoot though and wonder if that is a bad thing or if it doesn't really matter since I'm on carpet. Just wondering what others do in my situation. Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:50:23 EST THE LAST SIX DAYS OF THE MONTH O JULY What can we do for the last days of July to improve our health? <BR> <BR> For myself, I plan to go back to healthy food choice, be mindful of the portion I eat and track what I eat. I'll also do NO sweets like pie, cake and cookies... <em>40</em> Keeping my eyes on the prize Sun, 26 Jul 2020 08:13:53 EST WEEK 07/12 - 07/18 This week we'll focus on exercise. You can do any exercise of your choosing - strength and/or cardio. Just keep track of your daily exercise. Start your day with a 10 minute workout. It kicks off your day with more energy! <BR> <BR> Sunday: <BR> Monday: <BR> Tuesday: <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> Friday: <BR> Saturday: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 06:18:48 EST Weigh in I have a fear of letting anoyone see my weight. I always did. It is pretty crazy that I didn't want anyone to see it when I weighed 120 and I am "weigh" over it now. I am posting my BMI and hopefully I will gain the confidence to show my scale. I hate being overweight more than anything. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 11:33:21 EST WEEK 06/21 - 06/27 I read this and couldn't say it any better if I tried The internal dialogue you have with yourself . How important and how much of an impact it can have on your life So read on <BR> <BR> "So how do you even begin if positive self-talk doesn’t come naturally to you? Start by appreciating your efforts and giving yourself a pat on the back for the good choices that you make, no matter how small. <BR> <BR> If that doesn’t work for you, imagine that you are talking to a friend. Would you tell ... Sat, 20 Jun 2020 18:57:45 EST Daily Weigh In I started this discussion because a daily weigh in will make me accountable to myself. <BR> <BR> 297.6 <em>593</em> Mon, 15 Jun 2020 08:15:43 EST CHALLENGE WEEK O6/14 - 06/20 This week is all about being mindful of what we eat and portion size, again. Why? Because the warmer days are here! So ice cream and milkshakes and fast food seems to be so appealing/ <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> So this week it would be good if we got into the habit of tracking our food intake. Get in the habit of using our smaller plates (9") Meal planning I also a great way to stay within our calorie range. <BR> <BR> We have worked hard to lose and get where we're at and let's not gain it al... Sat, 13 Jun 2020 20:43:19 EST CHALLENGE WEEK O6/07 - 06/13 For new members, I always suggest the following and I thought it may help the older team members as well. I've been doing this for a long time and it helps me <BR> <BR> This week, I'd like you to weigh-in - any day you choose - and then look up your BMI ( body mass index) Then take 4 measurements of your choosing and take note of them for future reference. I also recommend that you have a sort of notebook to write these down and you may take notes of your journey which you can look back and ... Sun, 7 Jun 2020 10:09:53 EST Starting Yet Again Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I am a returning member of SparkPeople, having joined several years ago and shedding 38 pounds towards my goal of 159. Sadly, I did not stick with it and have gained everything back and much more. So, here I am, coming back again and, this time I decided to also join the weigh-in as well. I hope you all are doing well. OK, let's get going! <em>334</em> Tue, 26 May 2020 14:01:35 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE MAY 24 -31 It can be hard to do 30 minutes of exercise all at once. This week, we'll break it down. If you can manage 5 minutes of strength, later another and then a 10 minutes of cardio and another 5+5 or 10 minutes? you have done your 30 minutes in that day. <BR> <BR> So this week, we will aim to do 30 minutes a day. I believe we can manage it if we break it down. I'm game! Sun, 24 May 2020 09:58:16 EST Weigh-in's Just found this helpful thread. Been using SparkPeople since 5/8. Started at 218. Trying to stay at 1200 calories a day. Have gone slightly over a couple of times. Waking currently 4000 steps/day. <BR> 5/18/20 - 210.7 Mon, 18 May 2020 12:58:32 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 05/17 - 05//23 How much are you really eating? Even if you think you've got your portions down to a science, it can be easy to underestimate how much you're consuming when you just eyeball it. This, dust off your measuring cups and spoons to measure out your exact portion sizes for as many meals and snacks as possible. The results just might surprise you. Sat, 16 May 2020 23:27:54 EST back again! Hi All, Since I am retired, living with my little dog and social distancing, I am looking for some support and guidance to be more fit and lose weight. Fri, 8 May 2020 21:51:10 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 04/26 - 05/02 This week we're going to have a look at hat we drink. I read this article that I will post for your benefit: <BR> <BR> Ready for a little experiment? Grab that jar of sugar, a measuring spoon, a plate and a can of regular soda. Then, dump one teaspoon of sugar onto the plate. Repeat this nine more times. Do you know what you have, besides a mess? The amount of sugar in one 12-ounce can of soda! Just look at that mound! <BR> <BR> How can we cut down on calories? Today, look up your favorite... Sun, 26 Apr 2020 09:34:17 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE 04/19 - 04/25 During these hard times where we are confined in our homes because of the pandemic, many find it hard and fall into a depression, from a lack of sun, fresh air, NO socializing and don't even see it ending soon. We miss our life! <BR> <BR> Smiling can make you happy (even when you're not). The simple act of smiling sends a message to your brain that you're happy. And when you're happy, your body pumps out all kinds of feel-good endorphins. People mimic different emotional expressions, their ... Sat, 18 Apr 2020 18:42:17 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 04/05 -04/11 Getting the support may not always come from loved ones. They ay take double potions while you're watching your portions! Your friends may not need to watch what they eat and still stay slim as a rake ( I have one of those) And here I am being mindful of what I eat! So it comes down that we have to be our best friend <BR> <BR> Support yourself by keeping a journal. Whether you write down your thoughts and progress on a weekly or daily basis, you’ll have a visual just how far you’ve come. You... Sat, 4 Apr 2020 19:42:53 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 03/29-04/04 Today's challenge is to set up one new SparkStreak and develop a plan for how you'll be successful with it for next week! Choose something you can do every day: example - login daily for a week, post daily on our team. This might make you accountable <BR> <BR> The goal is to create a new habit that will help you along the way to reach your goal. <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:32:09 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 03/22 - 03/28 We all heard how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here is a good health reason why you should eat a healthy breakfast, from an article I read and copied so you could see why IT IS important <BR> <BR> Breakfast boosts heart health. Blood tends to become "sticky" overnight, making it more prone to clots in the morning. According to researchers at Canada’s Memorial University in Newfoundland, eating breakfast "unsticks" your blood. Skipping breakfast triples the blood’s clot-f... Sun, 22 Mar 2020 09:29:49 EST WEEK 03/15 - 03/21 Lead by example. The best reason you can give someone for adopting a healthy lifestyle is doing it yourself and letting them see how it has helped you. Another dimension of this leading by example is talking about what you’ve learned about yourself in the process and the benefits that may not be visible on the surface. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping this will inspire you TO SHARE WITH OTHERS WHAT HAS OR NOT WORKED FOR YOU. We learn from each other - ONLY IF YOU SHARE Sun, 15 Mar 2020 12:38:00 EST Tuesday weight Down 1 pound start weight 250, Tuesdays weight 249 Wed, 11 Mar 2020 19:39:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 8 Mar 2020 14:36:35 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 03/08 - 03/14 This week, I invite you to go to the "Learn" section on the very top of the page, scroll down to "Fitness", and choose an exercise of your liking that is new to you. It can be a video, too. Do as much as you can without hurting yourself! It can be stretching, new muscles? There is all kinds of exercises: mild to vigorous, age appropriate and mobility appropriate... Look it up and share how long you could keep it up on the 8th and after a week, how long you could keep it up the 14th. <BR> I... Sat, 7 Mar 2020 21:59:40 EST LONG hiatus, but I'm back! Hey everyone! Long, long ago, on a planet far, far away, I jumped into SparkPeople with both feet, but for whatever reason walked away from it all. Although I've maintained a decent level of fitness over those years (and have really stuck with it the last year or two), I'm still losing the struggle with my weight. <BR> <BR> I live alone (except for the dogs, who obviously don't care), so there's no one here to hold me accountable for what I put in my mouth, so I'm turning to SparkPeople ... Thu, 5 Mar 2020 11:35:04 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 03/01 - 03-07 Last month we dealt with nutrition; what we eat and portion size. <BR> <BR> This month we'll focus on exercise. Some may say I'm limited in what I can do. I understand because I am too. For those of us that are limited, Spark People has a team called Limited Mobility Challenge. <BR> <BR> This week I suggest we put action in our to-do list. You will not only lose but you will tone up your muscles and feel better for it. Exercise in the morning will: <BR> <BR> 1.You will jump-start your ... Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:08:18 EST Virtual Weigh-in February 29 - <BR> March 31 <BR> April 30 <BR> May 31 <BR> June30 <BR> July 31 <BR> August 31 <BR> September 30 <BR> October 31 <BR> November 30 <BR> December 31 <BR> Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:59:01 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 02/23 - 02/29 This week's challenge is about how you feel, why you eat, why we eat as much as we do. <BR> <BR> When we were young, most of us were given a plate and told to clean it up. Now this week I want you to think why you eat. Are you hungry? Eat, BUT, know when to <em>550</em> . When you are half your plate, and feel satisfied and don't have hunger signals, do we keep eating? Put your plate away. You may eat up to 6 smaller meal and even less. Just eat until you don't feel hungry. <em>550</... Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:14:40 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 02/16 - 02/22 Dieting is the False God of many for years. A handful got rich by us paying them to get into the "secret plan" and the rest of us got fat. So again I say NO diet, but EAT HEALTHY! <BR> <BR> I've been saying for months to be mindful of what you eat. This week your challenge is to MAKE better choices of what you eat. I've been saying that what we ate got us fat and now what we eat will get us lean! A pound of aluminum and a pound of gold is still a pound. But which has more value? The same go... Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:58:12 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 02/09 -02/15 This week we are going to focus on drinking water. <BR> <BR> A plant needs water to thrive Don't give it water it will wilt away. Our body need water too. It has many benefits - helps maximize physical performance, helps prevent and treat headaches, helps treat kidney stones, helps to lose weight and hydration has a major effect on energy levels and brain functions, gets rid of wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions... Sat, 8 Feb 2020 22:56:18 EST How much can we lose in a month? 02/02/20 - 214.5 lbs <BR> 02/09/20 - <BR> 02/16/20 - <BR> 02/23/20 - <BR> 02/29/20 - Tue, 4 Feb 2020 17:14:24 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 2 Feb 2020 08:46:13 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 02/02 to 02/08 This past week you have set a realistic amount of weight you want to lose and why. You now have a goal. <BR> <BR> It is now specific - how much. It is measurable - weighing-in and taking 4 measurements. It is achievable - because you have set a REALISTIC weight loss goal. It is relevant - you know WHY you want to lose the weight. It is time-bound - year 2020. <BR> <BR> This week, divide your amount of weight by 52. This will give you the amount of weight you want to lose per week. I want t... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 18:14:53 EST MONTHY CHALLENGE <BR> We just need to do a very small change to BEGIN the new direction of our life..... Once you take the First step, you are already ahead of the person that hasn't. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> With this in mind, let's explore a little further. We all dream about losing weight. Every now and then we dream about it yet again. And then some of us keep dreaming while others make it their goal. <em>102</em> versus <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> I have decided last October that it was time! My ... Fri, 31 Jan 2020 13:33:10 EST MONTHLY CHALLENGE SORRY WRONG PLACE... <em>2</em> go to the challenge forum just below <em>20</em> LOL Fri, 31 Jan 2020 13:12:52 EST LLAST-DAY-O F-THE-MONTH weigh-in January31: 212.8 <BR> February 29: 216 <BR> March 31 <BR> April 30 <BR> May 31 <BR> June30 <BR> July 31 <BR> August 31 <BR> September 30 <BR> October 31 <BR> November 30 <BR> December 31 <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Jan 2020 20:38:19 EST Weigh in 151. Only down .2 pounds. But working out with more weights. Clothes fitting looser. Am I getting leaner but not really changing in weight? Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:01:56 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 01/24 to 01/31 For those of you who have set a yearly goal as far as how much weight you would like to lose. Is it a goal you know you can reach? Did you divide that goal in smaller goals like where you should be at the end of June? Or end of April, August and December? How much weight should you lose monthly to reach your goal.... I should lose 3.5 pounds a month. Will you reach YOUR goal this month? We have a week left to do so. I need to lose .7 pounds this week. Together we can do this. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:46:55 EST Today's calendar day. Find a goal buddy. While your support group should still be in place, a person who is striving for the same goal can offer greater support, inspiration and accountability. He'll count on you just as much as you count on <em>361</em> Sun, 19 Jan 2020 16:22:11 EST FIRST TIME- Get Ready, Set, GO First weight in- 160.....Goal 140 end of March Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:39:43 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 01/16 - 01/22 Already half of January slipped by. Time sure flies. <BR> <BR> Usually, a New Year resolution lasts no more than 8 to 14 days.Then we drop it, the fire we felt to achieve our healthy weight is extinguished. <BR> <BR> This week I challenge you to login three times on the team and weigh-in once. As you know some are trying to lose and some to maintain but some need to increase their weight. The goal is to be at a HEALTHY WEIGHT! Look up your BMI, see where you should be and let's work towa... Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:18:07 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 01/09/20 - 01/15/20 Hi team members. You may have noticed that we have many new members that joined us . So in support we will be doing our very first challenge. <BR> <BR> This week we will be mindful of everything we eat, every morsel is a calorie. Are we making healthy choices? Ex: ice cream instead of ice milk or better yet 0fat yogurt? Are we eating large portions? This week I strongly suggest that you enter what you eat in the nutrition tracker and look up the nutritional report. You may be surprised! ... Wed, 8 Jan 2020 21:46:02 EST FOOD FOR THOUGHT When we have expectation and they are not met, it's our expectations and not the person that deceive us.... Fri, 3 Jan 2020 05:05:43 EST Challenge week 01/01/20 - 01/08/20 Ah yes, the Seinfeld Productivity Secret. Put an X on your calendar every day you've done a certain activity, and before long you'll have a chain of Xs you'll not want to break. <BR> <BR> Isn't this a great idea! I'll adopt this one and hope some of you will <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Together <em>381</em> Wed, 1 Jan 2020 12:20:20 EST CHALLENGE JANUARY 2020 This Team is about weigh-in and making healthy decision. You all know we are so much more! We wear many hats ; we are also, parents, sibling, spouse, employee/employer, member of a community, organizer of our home, daughter/son, our Spiritual life and so much more. I understand it takes up a lot of your time. But this year we have to take some ME time to take care of ourselves because we matter and without a healthy YOU it makes it hard/impossible to give 100% to all other parts of our life. ... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 10:38:26 EST Returning Sparker Hi, I'm a repeater. I went from 180 to 136 lbs in 2007, and I'm basically doing the same thing in 2019, but mostly 2020. When I get on the scale, my weight fluctuates and the graph looks kinda zig-zaggy, but I'm still doing better than the SP goal and my waist measurement looks better than it did before Christmas. I know it's strange timing to start working on weight loss, but when you get sick and tired of being sick and tired, that's when things start happening. Sun, 29 Dec 2019 13:17:02 EST DECEMBER 31RST. 2019 WEIGH-IN AND BMI WEIGHT BMI <BR> <BR> Copy paste of just type it in. We'll do the same at the end of next year and we'll see our amazing progress! <BR> <BR> Don't forget: TOGETHER <em>381</em> Sat, 28 Dec 2019 10:16:01 EST 12/31/19 CHALLENGE: TO DO TO KICK IN NEW YEAR Dear Team members: <BR> <BR> We had a good year and now we're ready to tackle a new one and make it even better than the last. I've already sent you a message about your goal setting. <BR> <BR> On December 31rst, the last day of the year, you will find in the WEIGH-IN forum a place to register your weigh on that day and your BMI. I would also like for you to take your measurements on that day. I will write those in my scribbler and measure myself every 4 months. The difference will show me... Sat, 28 Dec 2019 10:09:57 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 12/22 TO 12/31 Our challenge from now till the 31rst is to think of what our health challenge will be for next year. How much weight would you like to lose next year? What are you prepared to do to reach your goal? Is your plan realistic and doable? Can you visualize yourself there? Do you plan to exercise and how many minutes a month? <BR> <BR> So if you give it some thoughts, you will be ready to kick off the New Year with your Healthy Weight and plan ready to achieve your goal. I will not reach my heal... Sat, 21 Dec 2019 20:44:10 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 12/15 - 12/21 This week, we will be mindful of our portions - a ball/scoop of potatoes instead of two, portion of meat no more than 4 oz, etc. This is the week before Christmas so we need to be careful not to add on but maybe lose a few ...??? <em>551</em> <BR> <BR> This is where a bit of planning is a good idea. What will you do this week to have the scale tip in your favor? <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> I'll weigh-in daily to keep me in check! And of course I'll track my food daily and keep exercise o... Sat, 14 Dec 2019 09:29:27 EST Wanted to say Hi Good morning everyone! <BR> I am new to Sparkpeople and have just joined your group. I am excited about getting started and meeting new friends. Sun, 8 Dec 2019 09:36:13 EST Saturday Weigh in 291 <BR> <BR> I'm going to have to watch what I eat better I guess. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 11:01:27 EST CHALLENGE DECEMBER 8 TO14 This being the time of the year, we are going back to our first challenge; being mindful of what we eat. Every morsel counts. We don't want to regain what we worked so hard to lose. Weight has a way of creeping up real fast but when it's time to lose it, WOW it's a slow process. <BR> <BR> Keep in mind the month of DECEMBER CHALLENGE - 3rd thread in this forum <BR> <BR> TOGETHER <em>381</em> <BR> Sat, 7 Dec 2019 10:05:42 EST DECEMBER CHALLENGE This month is a hard one to do being holiday time month. <BR> Weigh-in tomorrow and take note of it. At the end of December 31rst, you should aim to weigh the same or less - not more! <em>381</em> You will be proud of yourself ( I know I will) Fri, 29 Nov 2019 16:50:47 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 12/01 -12/07 This first week of December is; no sugar added. I discovered that cereal with no sugar added is much more tasty! I add a banana, sliced, or a 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1/2 cup of strawberries Let us know how you substitute your sugar cravings. Fri, 29 Nov 2019 16:40:49 EST DAILY GOALS Fitness Strenght <em>248</em> <BR> Fitness Cardio <em>248</em> <BR> Drink 36 oz of water 36 <BR> Track food eaten <em>248</em> <BR> Check today's nutritional report <em>248</em> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 10:16:50 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 11/23 - 11/30 This is the last week of the month of November. So we will report the days we ate healthy how many ounces of water we drank and how many minutes we exercised per day. These were our weekly challenges so far and I want to see if it helped anyone. <BR> <BR> 11/23 Ate healthy yes or no <BR> water in oz <BR> exercise minutes <BR> <BR> Above you will find my week's chart that you can copy and paste . <BR> <BR> You will earn a point for every time you ate healthy, 1 pt fo... Sat, 23 Nov 2019 09:24:52 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 11/16-11/22 This weeks challenge is about what you eat in terms of calorie intake and how healthy we eat <BR> <BR> Most of you have discovered the Nutrition tracker. Since we are now mindful of what we eat, eat healthy, and mindful of how much we eat, we will use that tool and enter all we eat. Then at the end of the day, look-up the report to see if you have met your nutritional goals. It will tell you where you need to improve. <BR> <BR> It's also has a glass in the bottom right side , to register y... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 06:53:44 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 11/09 - 11/15 This weeks challenge is about drinking water. That is a hard one for me. So I'll replaced pop and juice with water. <BR> <BR> Advantages of Drinking Requisite Amount of Water <BR> <BR> Here are 10 benefits of drinking water. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Maintains Smooth Digestion and Bowel Function <BR> <BR> Water aids in digestion and prevents constipation by improving the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and reducing gas and bloating.[6][7] <BR> <BR> Inadequate water in the body often ... Sat, 9 Nov 2019 11:30:32 EST NOVEMBER 2-8 WEEKLY CHALLENGE We have now been mindful of what we eat and how much. Remember: you are NOT on a diet but you choose to EAT HEALTHY. <BR> <BR> <BR> Now it's time to tackle the subject of exercise. <em>359</em> <em>554</em> <em>417</em> .The combination of physical activity and weight loss has a powerful effect on your overall health like lower cholesterol and blood pressure etc. <BR> <BR> If you are new at doing any kind of exercise, look up the beginner program. Do NOT overdo it. Every second ... Sat, 2 Nov 2019 14:28:04 EST Reboot! starting a new chapter Sat, 2 Nov 2019 10:12:07 EST MONTHLY REPORT ONLY OCTOBER 11 2019 to OCTOBER 31, 2019 <BR> <BR> BMI <em>55</em> 1.14 <BR> Weight <em>55</em> 8 lbs <BR> Exercise minutes: 911 <BR> Fri, 1 Nov 2019 09:12:03 EST NOVEMBER MONTHLY CHALLENGE AND GOALS October is coming to an end and then <em>224</em> November is rolling in! <BR> <BR> For the coming month what are your specific goals? Are they measurable? achievable? relevant? and of course they are time-bound since it's for the month of November. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I encourage you all to take your BMI. I love this tool because it helps us set our HEALTHY WEIGHT goal <BR> <BR> There are some drawbacks to using BMI. It is not very accurate for pregnant women, people less than ... Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:03:59 EST CHALLENGE FOR WEEK OF 10/26-11/01 Review: this past week we were mindful of what we ate. It made us aware that we don't always make the right choices and that every calories do count. We ate to get to this weigh and we'll now eat our way to a healthy weight. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow morning before you eat or drink Weigh-in and report to the appropriate FORUM under TOPIC Saturday weigh-in which is the first topic. Also in the day, I would ask that you search your BMI - Body Mass Index - and look up your classification. In your sea... Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:55:17 EST Eating healthy and nutrition - NO diet I hate the word DIET. It just makes me want to eat more - go figure! So I choose to eat healthy. <BR> <BR> This thread is all about nutrition , sharing our experience on eating habits and choices we make, in short anything pertaining to the subject of eating <BR> <BR> I hope you will find this thread helpful and you will share a lot on this topic Thu, 24 Oct 2019 08:17:40 EST Intermittent weigh in I would like to post on what ever day feels right. I was on Sunday, but that changed to Sunday only. I am trying to weigh in with more than 1 day a week. A intuitive feeling. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:04:28 EST Sunday Weigh In I do my weigh-in on Sunday and I've got a long way to go. <BR> <BR> 284 Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:48:35 EST Daily weigh-in 222.5 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:14:16 EST LET'S CHAT Hi! Today is a bright sunny day. Here in Canada is election day. <BR> <BR> I'm doing better this month as far as weight lost. I have set a goal for the month so it gives me ample time to realize it. I'm hopeful so far. I set my ticker accordingly <em>30</em> I also find that daily weigh-in keeps me in check. Another change is that I not only do cardio but added strength exercises. <BR> <BR> I had strokes so I'm not able to do all I would like to do so modify or do the best I can. One th... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:19:31 EST This month weigh-in record Strating date for this month can be the date you begin <BR> <BR> You can copy paste if you wish and edit daily <BR> 10/16/19: 226.5 <BR> 10/17/19: 225 <BR> 10/18/19: 225 <BR> 10/19/19: 224 <BR> 10/20/19: 223.25 <BR> 10/21/19: 222.5 <BR> 10/22/19 221.75 <BR> 10/23/19 222 <BR> 10/24/19 220 <BR> 10/25/19 219 <BR> 10/26/19 219.5 <BR> 10/27/19 218 <BR> 10/28/19: 218 <BR> 10/29/19: 217 <BR> 10/30/19: 218 <BR> 10/31/19: 218 Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:29:48 EST SETTING GOAL = BABY STEP = BIG RESULTS My goal for week 20 - 26 is to lose and not have an increase. <BR> To achieve this I will: be mindful of what I eat, make my menu for the day to ensure that I stay within my calorie range and do intentional exercise x5 days this week. <BR> <BR> Intentional exercise is that you decide and track minutes while you either walk, do stationary bike, do push-ups, whatever strength or cardio exercise you intentionally decide to do <BR> <BR> What are your goal for this week and how do you plan t... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:08:39 EST Challenge for week October 20 - 26 This week we will be mindful of what we eat. That is every choice we make. <BR> Example: Are we eating ice cream bar or yogurt? - original or low fat? <BR> Are we tasting while cooking? Every bit amounts to calories. <BR> Are we tracking our food daily? Are we looking at the nutritional report daily? <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:55:48 EST First weigh in 184.4 lbs. Fri, 4 Oct 2019 20:06:59 EST second weigh in week two weigh in -5. yeah Sun, 29 Sep 2019 08:32:53 EST September Challenge Friday Weigh in Post to Friday weigh in. Fri, 6 Sep 2019 07:34:04 EST New Here Hi Everyone. I have kept weight down since December and have dropped two and a half sizes, and am going for more. I think this team will help me stay accountable and on track. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 19:12:00 EST Keto Recipe Keto Recipe Sun, 30 Jun 2019 09:49:00 EST starting now Hello all, <BR> <BR> I am doing Healthy Wage betting and starting at 240 lbs. Mon, 13 May 2019 18:01:18 EST Weekly weigh-in 180 <BR> New to team. I have been a SparkPeople member for a few months. I am not sure this is how I post my weekly weigh-in. I have been getting inspired and motivated and now I am getting involved. Sun, 12 May 2019 08:25:13 EST What are your goals As a new Team Leader for this group. I want it to be more interactive. What kind of goals would you like to see added or even removed? I want this Team to be motivating and encouraging for you. <BR> <BR> HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!!. Thu, 28 Mar 2019 11:40:25 EST weigh in Virginia Rose <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> Live in California Mon, 4 Mar 2019 15:23:49 EST Friday Weigh-In Started out at 242 and down to 240.7. But now that I've got my gym membership back, I'm aiming to get this weight kicking out! <img src=""> Fri, 28 Dec 2018 11:21:55 EST Newby entry <BR> Initial weight for Monday weigh in 179.5. Sat, 27 Oct 2018 18:05:12 EST Flat No gain and no loss stayed the same. Tue, 9 Oct 2018 17:13:20 EST Tuesday's weigh in Tues. 10/2/18. 146.6. Lbs Fri, 5 Oct 2018 12:21:16 EST Wanting to feel healthy again Hi! I'm Melissa. I am excited to join a group for accountability and support. I was on Spark a long time ago. I'm back and ready to give it a better try this time. I'm 50 now and my first grandchild on the way. I'm beyond excited! I love to work out. I struggle with the nutrition. I'm excited to be on a team! Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:42:40 EST New Sparker I've got goals! <BR> Once upon a time I made a bet with my husband that if I lost 100 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight, we would book a trip to wake up in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora. <BR> Two pregnancies later, I was 30 pounds heavier than that. Sleeve gastrectomy and now I'm 40 pounds lighter than that. 60 to go! <BR> I love the accountability of this team. I used to feel so bad about my weight, but it's something I am working on and that makes me feel proud. So here I am! Tue, 4 Sep 2018 11:38:56 EST Week 1 245 down from 247! <BR> Week 1! <BR> Sick for three days, but back on track this morning! <em>104</em> Tue, 4 Sep 2018 11:34:09 EST Sunday Weigh In Down on the weight a bit more! HAPPYYYY!! Sun, 2 Sep 2018 15:21:41 EST EMOTICON your day <em>9</em> Sun, 2 Sep 2018 09:15:34 EST Scale UP or DOWN or SAME this Week <em>55</em> down 3 lbs Sun, 2 Sep 2018 09:15:06 EST What is your Healthy Goal Weight <BR> <BR> Share with us... what you goal wt is Sun, 2 Sep 2018 09:10:45 EST personal GOALS & CHALLENGEs <BR> <BR> what are your personal Goals &amp; Challenges Sun, 2 Sep 2018 09:09:44 EST How did you move today (Words or Emoticons) <BR> <BR> share with Us how you moved today Sun, 2 Sep 2018 09:08:46 EST WEB Serfing <BR> sharing fav. Websites Sun, 2 Sep 2018 09:02:23 EST WEATHER REPORT from your area <BR> Whats the Weather like today Sun, 2 Sep 2018 08:59:55 EST SHALL we DANCE (emoticon or pics) <em>352</em> Sun, 2 Sep 2018 08:58:30 EST COOK BOOK - (RECIPES) <BR> <BR> any good recipes .... You want to share with us Sun, 2 Sep 2018 08:57:47 EST MAGAZINE Rack - <BR> <BR> have you read any good articles.. Sun, 2 Sep 2018 08:55:36 EST Library (Read any good books lately) <BR> <BR> What are you reading now ? <BR> <BR> share with us any good books worth reading Sun, 2 Sep 2018 08:54:56 EST This weeks weigh in last thursday I weighed in at 215, today I weighed in at 208.1. :D Praise Jesus for the progress this week, and I know its my first week and every week won't be like this, but I am thankful to see that I CAN. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 08:40:06 EST new member Hi everyone, <BR> I am having a hard time getting to where I track my food &amp; exercise everyday. <BR> <BR> I would like to lose 30 lbs. and it is hard to get started. <BR> I work out in the yard a lot and walk, but I'm not losing. <em>338</em> Tue, 29 May 2018 13:39:32 EST New things to learn! I'm returning to Spark People after being away for quite a while and am new to the forums. I'm having a little trouble figuring everything out but I'll get there. My last weigh in was 231-down from the 240 I started with a couple of months ago. I've struggled with my weight all my life and part of the problem is hypothyroidism. The rest of the problem was the way I learned to eat as a child. My mom gave us portions that were too large and insisted we eat everything even when we weren't h... Sat, 14 Apr 2018 12:29:51 EST Starting New First weight in 12.5 pounds to loose Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:56:04 EST First weight in Ok...Getting back on track. First weigh in. 137.5.......12.5ils to go Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:51:06 EST Help me make 3rd Sundays special for America There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America. We Americans need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news and I have a plan for that. PS there will always be evil on any given day but on the third Sunday of every month we should call out to all the news channels that don't focus on the good acts of kindness this special day that they are not being worthy news stations. Remember we have strength in our numbers and can change the practice of the news channe... Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:43:56 EST daily weigh-in 1/13/18 212.,1/14/18 211.6,1/15/18 210.8,1/16/18 208.4. try to keep working at it.try to walk today. <em>521</em> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:27:50 EST starting over-trying again! 1/15/18-210.6 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:16:47 EST determined determined to stay on track and keep my blood sugars in an acceptable range. I am new I live in Florida and am a GI GI great grandma. I also have rheumatoid disease so my physical atteptmant are limited. I have a stationary bike and try to get some good walks in. I am a new widow so I am still in my greiving process. I could use some encouragement on this journey to find my new normal God Bless Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:25:54 EST Saturday weigh in January 6, 2018 296.2 Sat, 6 Jan 2018 11:04:09 EST Current weight 175 1/1/2018 - 175 Wed, 3 Jan 2018 09:54:50 EST Let me introduce myself! Happy New Year! My name is Gail from Indiana. I am trying to get in great shape before August. My son will be a senior in High School next fall, and I want to be in the best shape of my life before I have to walk with him at recognitions next year!!! I have lost 10 lbs but have hit a plateau but ready to kick it into shape! Mon, 1 Jan 2018 16:45:58 EST DAILY WEIGH-INS ONLY BEGINNING JANUARY, 2018 For those of us who weigh daily, beginning tomorrow, we will move our stats to this Forums. <BR> <BR> This begins January, 2018 <BR> <BR> List as you have always but lets do one month at a time and when January is over, I will set up a new topic for February. For now, we start with January 1 showing Dec 31 2018 and on from there. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you have questions. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Y'ALL. Judy <BR> <BR> 2017 Year End for me: 187.00 <BR> <BR> 1-1-18 Monday 188.00 <BR>... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:32:32 EST WEEKLY WEIGH-INS/DAILY WEIGH-INS NEW FORUM Good afternoon everyone who weighs under General Team Discussion Forum to enter you weigh-in stats. <BR> <BR> Starting tomorrow January 1, 2018, we have a new forum which has a topic for each weekly weigh-in. All you have to do is go to the day of the week that you weigh and enter your weight by the date for that weigh. I have shown the dates for the day of the week in January that you weigh. This is going to be easier for you. Just edit your own topic and enter your weight on that da... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:02:42 EST SUNDAY WEIGH-INS ONLY This topic is for SUNDAY weigh-ins only. <BR> <BR> If you weight in on SUNDAY. Starting with January 1. Post your weight by reply to the following <BR> <BR> January 7, 2018: your weight goes here. <BR> 1-14-2018: <BR> 1-21-2018 <BR> 1-28-2018 <BR> <BR> When January is over, just continue in February and so on. That way every can see your progress and cheer you on. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you have questions. I think this will be easier and all the progress posts will be in one plac... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:47:18 EST SATURDAY WEIGH-INS ONLY This topic is for SATURDAY weigh-ins only. <BR> <BR> If you weight in on SATURDAY. Starting with January 1. Post your weight by reply to the following <BR> <BR> January 6, 2018: your weight goes here. <BR> 1-13-2018: <BR> 1-20-2018 <BR> 1-27-2018 <BR> <BR> When January is over, just continue in February and so on. That way every can see your progress and cheer you on. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you have questions. I think this will be easier and all the progress posts will be in one pl... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:37:42 EST FIRDAY WEIGH-INS ONLY This topic is for FRIDAY weigh-ins only. <BR> <BR> If you weight in on FRIDAY. Starting with January 1. Post your weight by reply to the following <BR> <BR> January 5, 2018: your weight goes here. <BR> 1-12-2018: <BR> 1-15-2018 <BR> 1-19-2018 <BR> 1-26-2018 <BR> When January is over, just continue in February and so on. That way every can see your progress and cheer you on. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you have questions. I think this will be easier and all the progress posts will be in o... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:33:15 EST THURSDAY WEIGH-INS ONLY This topic is for THURSDAY weigh-ins only. <BR> <BR> If you weight in on THURSDAY. Starting with January 1. Post your weight by reply to the following <BR> <BR> January 1, 2018: your weight goes here. <BR> 1-4-2018: <BR> 1-11-2018 <BR> 1-18-2018 <BR> 1-25-2018 <BR> <BR> When January is over, just continue in February and so on. That way every can see your progress and cheer you on. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you have questions. I think this will be easier and all the progress posts wil... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:28:23 EST WEDNESDAY WEIGH-INS ONLY This topic is for WEDNESDAY weigh-ins only. <BR> <BR> If you weight in on WEDNESDAY. Starting with January 1. Post your weight by reply to the following <BR> <BR> January 3, 2018: your weight goes here. <BR> 1-10-2018: <BR> 1-17-2018 <BR> 1-24-2018 <BR> 1-31-2018 <BR> When January is over, just continue in February and so on. That way every can see your progress and cheer you on. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you have questions. I think this will be easier and all the progress posts wil... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:21:35 EST TUESDAY WEIGH-INS ONLY <BR> This topic is for TUESDAY weigh-ins only. <BR> <BR> If you weight in on TUESDAYS. Starting with January 1. Post your weight by reply to the following <BR> <BR> January 2, 2018: your weight goes here. <BR> 1-9-2018: <BR> 1-16-2018 <BR> 1-23-2018 <BR> 1-30-2018 <BR> When January is over, just continue in February and so on. That way every can see your progress and cheer you on. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you have questions. I think this will be easier and all the progress posts w... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:09:55 EST MONDAY WEIGH-INS ONLY This topic is for Monday weigh-ins only. <BR> <BR> If you weight in on Mondays. Starting with January 1. Post your weight by reply to the following <BR> <BR> January 1, 2018: your weight goes here. <BR> 1-8-2018: <BR> 1-15-2018 <BR> 1-22-2018 <BR> 1-29-2018 <BR> When January is over, just continue in February and so on. That way every can see your progress and cheer you on. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you have questions. I think this will be easier and all the progress posts will be in o... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:01:54 EST HELP I AM SLIPPING AND I CAN'T GET ON TRACK! We all have days that seem to trip us up on our programs. Tell your team members about how you are doing. We all have those days that just don't seem to be going along with our plans. Let's talk about that. <BR> <BR> I know the holidays are not easy for us. I am with those of you having a hard time with parties and dinners where all the wrong foods and drink are a choice. Somehow....for me anyway....the sweets just take over. <BR> <BR> How are you doing today, this New Years Eve? Me.... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:43:55 EST 800 calories / day Diabetes UK recently reported that in a recent trial, people with type 2 diabetes were able to put their diabetes into remission by strict weight loss, and the individuals became a lot healthier. <BR> <BR> Now this didn't seem like rocket science to me. They could have given me the 2.5 million funding and I would have told them that! <BR> <BR> However, it has inspired me to do something about my weight, which has fluctuated between 90 and 96 kg (obese). <BR> <BR> So I have been aiming at 8... Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:27:34 EST Let me Introduce myself Hi so I have been Off and on again on spark people several times. However I have never joined a team that does check ins. So I am hopeful this might help.. because that always seems to be the piece that has been missing for me. So I am hopeful this will be the right time. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:43:47 EST Post Your Positive Thought For Today Here Post Your Positive Thought For Today Here. It can be something you think would be an encouragement to others as well as yourself or it can be some quote from another source. Here is mine for today. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:06:58 EST momrockz hello..i just sighned up and am ready to get moving Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:03:55 EST Daily weigh in 11/1/17~ 200.00 <em>20</em> Wed, 1 Nov 2017 02:52:21 EST Been MIA for a few years. So I have been MIA for a few years. I need to drop these last 18-20 pounds. I lost 132 (2013) and put 32 back (7/2014) after undergoing emergency surgery on my large intestines which were rupturing because of a hernia. I spent a full year recovering from the surgery that was supposed to be laparoscopic. Ready to get back on track after being busy graduating law school, taking the bar exam, passing two of three parts and starting on my MBA. Now I expired on passing those two parts and will... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:28:51 EST Daily Weigh In (Sunday) 139.7 pounds (5'9') Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:16:40 EST Weight 139.3 pounds (5'9") Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:15:08 EST Weigh in From 210 to now 199.8 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:49:54 EST New Team Member Hello All, <BR> My name is Deb and I am excited to be a part of this group. After losing 94 lbs on WW, I began to reward myself...a wee bit too much...well, not so wee...40 lbs worth. <BR> I am so glad I came across SPARKPEOPLE. I feel this will give me the motivation to get back on track and back into my clothes. <BR> I truly look forward to seeing ALL of us become Less of us. <em>381</em> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:24:30 EST Why can't I see what I just posted? I posted on the Saturday Weigh-In page and now I can't find what I just posted. Actually, I can't find my last TWO posts. <BR> <BR> What's up with that? Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:33:31 EST Introducing myself Hi everyone, I'm just starting and trying to figure out how to utilize all the tools. I have been going strong on exercising but have to watch my extra calories. My goal is to lose 30 lbs. Thu, 3 Aug 2017 12:20:31 EST Introducing Myself Hi, <BR> My name is Sharon and I am 30 lbs overweight and have type 2 Diabetes. Forever now it feels like I have put my own health on the back burner and not taken my weight or reversible chronic condition seriously. Well now I am serious. I realize that I will not lose the weight overnight. I also now realize that my eating plan is not a temporary diet, but it is my new way of eating that will serve 2 purposes, keep the weight off and lower my hemoglobin A1C. I am ready! I have been tracking... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 16:09:39 EST Introducing myself : hello I am 47 and have always been 25/30 pounds overweight. I will do a diet and lose and got down to 147 last September. I got sick with my ear again they have done surgery and even drilled in my skull to get infection out. My ears will dry up but then go back to draining and bleeding. It make me feel really bad.I don't exercise much at all when my ears are bad I am off balance so I clean house and back to laying down. I have made myself get more exercise and trying to eat right since I joi... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 09:38:12 EST Re-starting after a long hiatus Going back to school with a full time job, left me lacking the energy to workout consistently and even worse brought on some seriously bad eating habits. Now after finishing my master's degree, I need to re-start eating healthily and working out consistently. Tue, 23 May 2017 14:21:47 EST Beverage survey- looking for responses! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> SparkPeople wants to know how low-calorie or no-calorie beverages are a part of your lifestyle. We are looking for positive responses about how you use these types of beverages to curb sweet cravings and/or support your weight loss or weight management goals. <BR> <BR> If you have a few minutes, could you respond to the survey using the link below? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMi6th-jL1bioCE<BR>QayVtGqh4tx-4w87cY... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:55:54 EST Trying this again... Hello I am going to try this again. My goal is to become more fit and healthy for the long haul. I have already started working out, watching portion sizes, and using Whey Protein with milk. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:03:27 EST Friday Weigh In stayed the same this week but I just need to keep plugging away. I ate more fruits and veggies last week than I normal do a month. I know eventually the scale will show my efforts! Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:56:31 EST First Weigh In Down 2 pounds in week one! <em>30</em> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:40:27 EST Hi everyone Hello, I'm starting today on a mission to lose 5kgs. I'm going to try and eat low GI basically. I'm going to photograph all my meals everyday to keep me on the straight and narrow. Tue, 7 Mar 2017 03:58:58 EST Monday weigh-in So excited! Down 3 lbs! <BR> 160.6 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:37:33 EST Slow But determined! Hoping to stay on track! Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:03:49 EST Monday weigh-in Doing a redo...again but that's ok. I'm not going to beat myself up over it. <BR> <BR> 2/17/17 - 163.6 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:20:14 EST Weigh in 231 Sat, 4 Feb 2017 21:13:18 EST Weigh In Wednesday! started at 196 now sitting at 189. Trying to get to 150... for now might change that later <em>30</em> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:09:52 EST Irregular weigh ins Hi - I don't weigh on any particular day or even as much as weekly sometimes so I thought I'd start a thread for my irregular weigh ins - maybe there are others who do the same who can join me <BR> <BR> Last weigh in was 211.5 pounds on Thursday January 19th 2017 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:54:02 EST First Monday Weigh In for this Team Down 2 lbs this week! Never give up! Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:23:30 EST ugh Down last week gained it back this week. Digging in not quitting. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:35:29 EST week one week one was over on Saturday I lost 3 pounds I am on the right track. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:41:07 EST Now at 203.6 lbs Down 5 lbs from last week! A little more aggressive loss than what I try for but that doesn't mean I'm going to put on 3 lbs just to meet my goal of 2lbs/wk! <BR> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:55:23 EST hello, just starting I am making a committment to lose weight, stop eating so much sugar which has lead to diabetes and get healthy Thu, 5 Jan 2017 01:39:17 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 3 Jan 2017 09:11:54 EST New Starting Weight Lost 11 pounds in the month of December!!!! <BR> <BR> Dec 4 I was 222 lbs <BR> <BR> Jan 1 weighed in at 211 lbs <BR> <BR> Looking forward to losing more during the first half of 2017. <BR> <BR> Goal weight 170 lbs. maybe 160 lbs. Will reevaluate when I get to 170. BMI table suggests between 150 and 164. Don't want to lose muscle to meet BMI so I plan to recalculate body fat percentages at 170 lbs and go from there. <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 12:33:02 EST New Year! January 1, 2017 Looking forward to getting it right this year! <BR> <BR> Start weight: 1/1/17 - 247.6 Sun, 1 Jan 2017 23:01:39 EST First weigh in I hope I'm posting this is my first weigh in. I'm down 3 pounds this week. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:19:08 EST sunday weigh in gained 2 pounds back to 278.0 but this week i resolve to do better and lose those 2 pounds and more! <em>521</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 08:22:16 EST Friday's weigh in 12/16 today's weigh in stayed the same 225.8 lbs 27.2 lbs sureprizling didn't gained any weight from that time of the seasons . but at least wished I lost again something. But at least didn't gained. But lost a inch in my butt lol. So 44" inches total loss. From several years ago lost before inches. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:30:37 EST Friday's weigh in <em>524</em> 12/16 today's weigh in I Stayed the same 225.8 lbs. 27.2 lbs. Surprising didn't gained and at the same time didn't loose. Wish I lost again at least. But did my measurements last weekend lost an inch on my buttocks only lol so a total 44" inches loss from a few years back lost. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:22:47 EST holiday eating Got past the Thanksgiving holiday with the smallest of weight loss by paying more attention to the people than to the food. Taking that strategy into the month of December as I view a calendar with an office potluck celebration, book club holiday cookie exchange and best friend's open house. Might just increase the daily walk, to hedge my bet. <em>211</em> Sun, 4 Dec 2016 12:03:13 EST Wow I lost 2.8 pounds this week. I have to keep this up. Wish me luck. :-) Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:54:15 EST Tuesday Weigh-In Oct 18- 310.4 <BR> Oct 25- 304.6 (-5.8) <BR> Nov 1- 303.4 (-1.2) <BR> <BR> Total loss- Down 7 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:27:12 EST no exercise! Up 1.7 lbs from last week - not the direction I wanted. No exercise, combined with delicious (and fattening!) book club dinner, were the obvious culprits. Refocusing, and this week will be better! Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:43:40 EST Weigh In Not really sure if I'm doing this right, it's my first time. Newby. I lost 5lbs this week!!! Last Friday I weighed in at the gym at 201 and today I was 196. My first time in the 90s for awhile. SO happy! :D Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:21:20 EST Starting over Hi Everyone, my name is Lynne. I have been here before but I am back starting over. I am a 54 year old empty nester, my last chick left the nest reciently. I am a grandma to a beautiful baby boy named Makiah. I am a retired floral designer. I did that for 30 years but the shop I worked for closed in 2008. I have filled my empty nest with standard poodles. I raise and am hoping to compete in agility with my dogs. I have two daughters and a son. One of my daughters is getting married in January... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:15:01 EST Fall 5% Challenge Invitation Fall 5% Challenge Invitation <BR> <BR> NOTE: This is not a Spark People's Largest Virtual Weigh-In team challenge. It is a private, Spark Member run challenge. If you are curious, read on and check it out. <BR> <BR> Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise &amp; healthy lifestyle hab... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 14:41:44 EST Weight Up 10 lbs 232 <em>39</em> Sat, 13 Aug 2016 16:28:55 EST Thursday weigh in Down 4.6 lbs! Hooray! Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:51:35 EST Thursday Weigh In Down 4.8 lbs. to 133.2! Hooray! <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Aug 2016 05:46:01 EST Hi everyone! I have been on Sparkpeople for a while, but have yo-yo'd back and forth the past couple of years. Would really like to join a community that focuses on health, and a place to help keep my accountable! Sun, 31 Jul 2016 13:01:56 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:32:04 EST Introduction <img src=""> <BR> <BR> HI! <BR> <BR> I've joined this virtual weigh-in team to help encourage me in my objective of losing about 4 stone (56 lbs) to get back to my weight in 2000. <BR> <BR> I've been vegetarian for many years and sometimes have people saying you shouldn't be over because you're vegetarian. I put all this weight on since my wife's brain haemorrhage and stroke in 2000, following which I was visit... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:35:53 EST Do-Over! Hi! I'm Jill, and I was active on SP a few years ago. The community helped me lose the last 17 of the 45 lbs I dropped over a two year span. But here I am again, whoops. I stopped tracking what I eat, stopped weighing myself, and lo and behold, the pounds crept back. Not all, but too many. I know joining this team will help keep me accountable! Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:01:16 EST need to get more serious now 195.6 <BR> I have goals which are getting back to my size 16 jeans by Dec. when my husband and I go to ;TX for my mom's 90th birthday on Christmas Eve and Christmas with family. Also to get down to 185 before we go. Sat, 9 Jul 2016 11:04:58 EST Getting serious July 9 --234 <BR> July 10 <BR> July 11 <BR> July 12 <BR> July 13 <BR> July 14 <BR> July 15 <BR> July 16 <BR> July 17 <BR> July 18 <BR> July 19 <BR> July 20 <BR> July 21 <BR> July 22 <BR> July 23 <BR> July 24 <BR> July 25 <BR> July 26 <BR> July 27 <BR> July 28 <BR> July 29 <BR> July 30 <BR> July 31 <BR> Sat, 9 Jul 2016 08:21:29 EST New To The Team Hi everyone, I am new to this team but not new to SparkPeople. I have been fighting to lose this weight for a long time now. I have been on SP for some years and hope to stick to it this time. Wishing you all the best. Fri, 8 Jul 2016 07:39:04 EST just joining this team Hi all!!! My name is Chris and I am 47 and trying very hard to find myself again. I started with Spark people in oct 2015 and have to this time lost between 20-24 pounds. I am getting very frustrated cause i can't seem to get past this point. I am hoping to lose another 25 lbs or so. I joined this team in hopes of keeping myself more accountable. and maybe get some pointers on how to move past this point. I am tired of seeing more weight and not less. trying real hard not to give up. Jus... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:36:02 EST Weigh in for previous Mondays 6/6/2016 - 274.4 <BR> 5/30/2016 - 278.4 <BR> 5/23/2016 - 281 <BR> 5/16/2016 - 283.8 <BR> 5/9/2016 - 288.2 <BR> 5/2/2016 - 290.8 <BR> 4/25/2016 - 296.8 (Started new eating plan) <BR> 4/18/2016 - 300.4 <BR> 4/11/2016 - 301.8 <BR> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:37:36 EST New Member <img src="">Hello all you beautiful people! <em>213</em> I'm new here, this is my first day. Starting weight is 375, my goal for now is 50lbs by 11/20/16. I know I can do this. I have to. I am 48 almost 49 and I have alot of health issues due to my weight. I need hip surgery and in order to do that I must lose 100lbs. So that's what I am working towards and to be able to walk again. <em>104</em> I want to be ... Mon, 30 May 2016 18:15:41 EST Down to 300 from 329 I've been watching my diet but not getting the exercise I need to. I do walk a few days a week, between 1/2 mile to a mile each time (that's all I can do with my mobility issues). <BR> <BR> Anyway, since this forum is about weigh-ins, I want to say that I am trying to only weigh myself once a week but that is hard and I find myself weighing every couple of days. Yesterday I weighed 300. I have been at 300 since May 1st. It seems to not want to budge. I've even had a few days where my calori... Sat, 14 May 2016 12:19:22 EST Monday Down 1.6 lbs, yeah!!! Mon, 9 May 2016 12:42:46 EST Scale not moving - pants too big <BR> Another week with no change on the scale. Good thing is my clothes are looser, pants falling down. Had to buy smaller work out clothes. So something going on. taking a look at foods I eat -- perhaps need to change it. I tend to eat the same thing every day. Mon, 2 May 2016 08:19:25 EST Hello! Hi everyone! I've been on my journey for a while and have slowed right down to a stop - I'm hoping to pick up where I left off and continue with my weight loss and be closer to where I want to be by the end of this year. I was hoping to join my local slimming world for a weekly weigh in but it doesn't look like that's going to be possible as I work pretty weird shifts. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping this team will keep me motivated and on track, and I will certainly make sure I dedicate an hour or so... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:35:38 EST Weigh in I'm starting over again, haven't been doing well. Now the weather is getting better, I'm getting a little more motivated Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:15:44 EST this team's weigh-in threads are a shambles I've posted my weigh-in details here before but there are umpteen Monday weigh-in threads and I have not been able to find my previous posts. It's time-consuming, off-putting and somewhat annoying. <BR> <BR> Moderators need to tidy up here <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:11:41 EST First virtual weigh in Starting on Jan 14th of this year at 278.4 and I now weigh 253.8. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 14:38:49 EST Introduction Hello,my name is Sherita. I am new to the team. I been a member of Spark People for many years. I have lost and gained over the years. I recently joined a bootcamp class and lost 25lbs and now I'm stuck. It seems as though I can't lose anymore. I will not give up and continue on this weight loss journey until I reach my goal. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 13:56:17 EST Happy April Fool's Day! 4/1/2016 I just joined Spark people for the second time, feel kind of scared in joining, not sure why, must be the fear of accountability(!) <em>198</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:33:37 EST New Member Hello! My name is Brittnay and I just joined today. I need to lose the 23lbs that I gained from having my son 2 years ago lol. I am excited to join!! Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:11:22 EST Going to make it this time.... I joined several years ago, but never really stuck to it. I've hit my highest weight yet, and desperately need to lose &amp; get healthy. <em>15</em> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:18:52 EST Spring 5% Challenge Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Spring 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise &amp; healthy lifestyle habits. Have fun, make new friends and get in shape!  <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=66559 </link> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:08:44 EST Stuck <em>24</em> i am stuck. I have lost 75 pounds in the last one and a half years. I have gone from a high of 264 to a low of 189. I was told to eat more and I have. They put me on a 1,200 carb diet but am frightened I will gain it back. Did just that. I now weigh 192 and can't get it off. What can I do to get it moving again. Exercising in the gym, trying no white flour stuff after 6 PM. Snacks at night are fresh fruits, popcorn or yogurt. Sometimes I get so depressed I go to bed an... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:27:38 EST Tuesday Weigh In Hi all! I just joined the group/team and weighed in this morning so perfect timing! Ha ha. I am down 5 pounds in my first week. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 17:07:47 EST Returning Member for the #th time My goal is to lose 60 lbs this year. It has been the SAME goal every year for the last several years. My name is Chris, 47yo, 5'2", currently 195ish, size 16 (snug). I'm addicted to food! I'm doing my first half-marathon in 3 weeks and I can't wait until it's over (hoping to cross the finish line before the shuttle starts picking up the cones)! I've been a SP member since 2012-2013 with many hiatuses. I just returned to get motivated to do something about this extra weight that I'm tired ... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 18:36:38 EST Hello Team My name is Donna, and I liven British Columbia.Trying to get back into shape, so I have been out walking my dogs and I have also joined the gym for a 3 month "New You" Challenge. I have close to 30 lbs to shed. I didn't gain it over night, so I know it is going to take time to lose it as well. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:01:17 EST Week 1 weigh-in Starting Weight: 277 <BR> Week 1: 15 Feb 2016 - 270 Tue, 16 Feb 2016 10:41:59 EST 216 and holding. No loss this past week and thankfully no gain. It was not a week of good choices by any stretch of the imagination. What is good is I know where and when I was "off". <BR> I love Mondays and I am looking forward to a week of making good choices. <BR> Have an amazing day everyone. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:48:05 EST Returning and more determined than ever I feel so good about being back on SP and so motivated. I've planned my food and walking and next week start weight training after years without. I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you and sharing your success. <em>524</em> Mon, 8 Feb 2016 16:38:52 EST monday weigh in I'm down another pound. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 10:05:54 EST Joining Weight watchers on Thursday Good Morning everyone, <BR> I'm going to join weight watchers, because I just can't do this on my own. I just need the extra super duper help. So, I'll definitely be in here everyday, but I'm going to keep track with the point system they have instead of trying to count calories. I'll be coming in everyday to be accountable to God, all of you, and myself. I'm going to get a pedometer that you put on your wrist that I can wear all day. God Bless you! Sat, 6 Feb 2016 14:28:23 EST Admit2accept's 1st and 15th Weigh In <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to my accountability log to "myself " for everyone to see! <BR> <BR> Today I will put aside the " much- too-long-held battle" with the scale. <BR> Today I will put down my "armor" of pride and ego, of..."what will others think of me." <BR> Today I will take off the "mask" of reporting acceptable measurements and weight and be honest of what really is. <BR> Today I will no longer let my self esteem be ruled by what the scale says. <BR> Today I will accep... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 14:24:42 EST DeborahLee's Monthly Weigh-Ins and... <em>524</em> everyone thought I'll join this team since I decided to give monthly weigh-ins on the scale a try and use other measurements during other times. I will track my progress on Sunday...I started monthly weigh-ins January 3rd and was 198 but now (as of Jan 31) I am.............188!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> My next weight on the scale will be Feb 28th... <BR> I will try to post here each week my progress through other methods but update at least for my scale days ttyl and <em>... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:20:34 EST just started! Feeling good. Drinking alot of water! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 00:52:10 EST MONTHLY weigh-in January 2016: 156 <BR> February 2016: 150.8 <BR> <em>9</em> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 13:48:06 EST Hello everyone! I need to learn discipline and I think this weekly weigh in will help keep me accountable. I weigh 205 now. I'm not sure what your weekly weigh in is but I just started today so I thought I'd give my start out weight, even thought, it will probably be the same. <em>252</em> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:16:24 EST joined today I just joined today. I am hopefully getting over a crazy sinus infection. I am low energy today but hope to pull it back together soon. I need to lose 40 lbs. I am excited to be here. Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15:22:04 EST new member Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this team! Like most people, i have struggled with my weight for most of my life. A couple years ago, I kick started weight loss using the Advocare system but 8 months later I significantly injured my back. Exercise because a thing of the past and convenient food took a central roll. My back hurt too much to stand and cook. Now, 2 years later, I have gained back everything I lost and more and am at my heaviest ever. I am sick of it. I have a thyroid ... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 16:25:22 EST Happy New Year!!!! My name is Lisa from Minnesota. <BR> 50 years old <BR> 5'8" tall <BR> 255 pounds <BR> I have battled obesity since high school. I love to be active but my weight of 255 has slowed me down considerably. <BR> Goal weight: 185 pounds by June this year. Looking forward to the Spark Team challenge to help inspire and motivate me to reach my goal. <BR> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:14:48 EST Friday's weigh in Today's weigh in is 203.4 that is .2 down from yesterday when I started on this team. Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:23:53 EST Monday Weigh-In Was a bit busy yesterday, didn't get to post. <BR> So...I started on Dec. 6th, 2015. <BR> 12/6 - 265 <BR> 12/12 - 255 <BR> 12/15 - 253.5 <BR> 12/21 - 250 <BR> 12/28 - 250 <BR> 1/4 - 245.5 <BR> 1/11 - 242.5 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> So there it is...down 22.5 lbs. That is just crazy to me. Spark is definitely working for me. I've never had weight loss like this...ever. This is the first time since 2007 that I'm under 250 lbs. I feel like I'm turning back the clock! <em>224</em> <BR> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:24:09 EST First Sunday weigh in Hi all, <BR> On my first weigh in, I went from 278lbs. To 273.4lbs.! I am using an eating plan where the weight loss is slow. 1 lb. or less a week. I am excited about the eating plan because in the past I always lost fast and regained fast! So, my first short term goal is to get under 270lbs. This eating plan is also one I can keep using as my way of eating forever. <em>30</em> <em>521</em> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 09:41:23 EST didn't hit right button Sorry, moved my post to the other discussion thread. Mon, 4 Jan 2016 10:54:10 EST First weigh in of new year So I am at my heaviest EVER!!! I am determined to do this. Started my "clean eating program today" Happy New Year!! <BR> 187.5 <em>381</em> Sun, 3 Jan 2016 09:57:15 EST How you think about it It's easy to lose 5 pounds, not so easy to lose fifty! So set your goals 5 pounds at a time. If you want to lose 50 pounds, lose 5 pounds ten times! So your first goal is to lost 5 pounds, and then your next goal is to keep that 5 off. Then your goal is 5 more, then keeping that 5 off. Your goal is ALWYAS within reach. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 10:12:26 EST Tips on eating mindfully I think this is where the real help in eating right lies...would be interested in your ideas <em>41</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 18:07:02 EST Day One - Getting Started <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Getting Started! Nervous and excited all in one! Ready for a change! Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:12:25 EST What time of day is best to weigh? I have always used Monday morning first thing to weigh in. I use Monday to keep myself accountable over the weekend. Once after I lost 30 lbs I went to the doctor in the afternoon and of course I weighed about 3 or 4 lbs more than my morning weigh in and felt disappointed my doctor couldn't see the other weight. Recently I signed up for a weight loss program through our local hospital. It's kind of competition/incentive price kind of thing. The weigh ins are at 5 pm. This got me thinking. Wou... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:25:42 EST Greetings from H-Town! Call me Bekah. <BR> <BR> Former Weight Watcher trying to get back on track and hoping that this weekly weigh in will have the same benefits as meetings. <BR> <BR> Do you share your weight with the group or just your losses (if any)? <BR> <BR> ~Bek Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:57:22 EST Day1 of the Virtual Weigh-in for me I have already lost 138.2 pounds, but can't seem to get below where I am. Hopefully this weekly weigh in will help keep me headed where I need to be. <BR> **** <BR> 1st weigh-in, 12/13 - 199.8 lbs Sun, 13 Dec 2015 07:53:46 EST Where is everyone? Hi, <BR> I have been weighing in on Saturdays. Then I find out no one has posted since Sept. on the Saturday I am posting on, so I find other Saturday weigh-ins, is anyone active on Saturday? and if you are which Saturday weigh in? Sat, 12 Dec 2015 21:21:03 EST I'm a new member so hello Hi , I'm Ellen. I am 63 and really need to get in better shape. I am a major procrastinator when it comes to taking care of myself. I talk myself out of eating right and exercising daily. Then I get down on myself later. Well , I need to be accountable and hope you all will help me do this. And I'll try my best to be supportive to all of you as well. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:55:16 EST 277.4 -3 <em>41</em> Mon, 7 Dec 2015 15:25:02 EST Giving this a try I'm going to try again! Maybe a weigh-in is what I need? Fri, 4 Dec 2015 15:45:21 EST trying again! Hi all <BR> This is Riki I was on here a number of years back, but life got busy and I slipped away from Spark People, because life closed in on me! I really enjoyed being on here and it was an encouragement to me and a blessing...Gonna try again! I never did reach my goal weight! <BR> I am exercising now again at 68 years and following a low carb diet! I hope I can be and encouragement to you all, as I travel down this road once again <em>30</em> Thu, 3 Dec 2015 16:37:05 EST Tailbone pain from weight loss??? Has anyone out there experienced pain in their tailbone (when sitting) after losing a fair bit of weight? I'm thinking it must be the loss of all the excess padding, but oh my, it hurts when I sit! Standing or laying down is no problem, but sitting is, quite literally, a pain in the butt!! <BR> <BR> Would love to know if others have had this experience, and if so, what to do to help. Are there exercises to strengthen the gluteus maximus muscles? I'm not looking to gain weight to get the pad... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 14:22:44 EST 203.4 <em>39</em> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:38:12 EST Sunday weigh I a weighed 201.2. Finally moving the right direction. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:11:25 EST Daily weigh 202.4 going down. Sun, 22 Nov 2015 13:48:36 EST weight changing on site 11/21/2015 204.6 Sat, 21 Nov 2015 09:44:04 EST Daily weigh 203.6 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 06:43:18 EST Daily weigh 11/16 204.6 <BR> 11/17 202 <BR> 11/18. 205 <BR> 11/19 207.4 <BR> 11/20 <BR> 11/21 <BR> 11/22 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:39:08 EST Let's team up!! Hi! I'm in my sixties, married, two sons and eight grandkids. I'm looking for people to team up with me to lose weight by Christmas. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:39:16 EST It's my life, time to act like it Weekly weigh in starting November 16th 2015. <BR> Goal: LOSE 2LBS per week. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Starting weight 228Lbs <BR> <BR> Update: <BR> <BR> May 23rd 2016 - 218LBS <BR> <BR> May 30th 2016 - Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:27:12 EST monday weight in 202 Mon, 2 Nov 2015 07:38:09 EST Saturday Weigh-Ins 10/31- 295.6 Sun, 1 Nov 2015 21:34:42 EST Starting Monday, October 26th Hi Peeps, I'll be joining in with you all on Monday, 10/26. Why then??? Well I'm sick now with a bad cold and not feeling well, at this time, so I've giving myself a few more days to get back to myself. I've been trying now to lose weight, all summer, walking like a mad women...I do 3 to 4 miles a day (15 minute miles) and I'm toning, but not losing. I've gained 14 pounds, in the last 6 months and I'm not pleased, as I had recently lost 40 pounds. I was diagnosed with Hypo. Thyroid 3 year... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:37:38 EST idifferent days of weighing in. H everyone, <BR> I know I haven't been in sparkspeople for a few weeks, but time just slipped by pretty fast too. I don't get to weighin on the same day each week. I weighed yesterday morning at 206.6, and I want get down to 201 ln a month. I go five lbs at a time. Sun, 18 Oct 2015 11:36:17 EST Back on track! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Down three pounds this week. Not mind-blowing, but I will take it!! Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:21:15 EST Daily weigh in 10/15 - 284 <BR> 10/8 - 286 <BR> 10/2 - 287 <BR> 9/30 - 292 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 05:59:59 EST My short Intro =-) My name is Maud I have been a Spark member for many years. Been doing low carb keto on an off for a few years. I have been back on the low carb wagon since May 26th 2015 and have lost 54 lbs so far. <BR> <BR> Starting Weight 5/26/2015: 334lbs <BR> Current Weight 10/12/2015: 280.04lbs <BR> Goal Weight: 210lbs <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:48:20 EST Saturday weigh in I was posting on Saturday weigh-in and I didn't have telephone or internet for a couple weeks. I don't know where everyone went but I'm still here. <BR> <BR> 10/10 253.4 Sun, 11 Oct 2015 12:16:51 EST Been back at it for a few months now... Hi Team, just a quick intro. I'm finally at a place in my life where I have the bandwidth and motivation to make myself a priority. I've had to choose what things are getting priority, so as much as I hate to say it, exercise is not the priority - that being said, I AM making effort to include more physical activity in general (walks at lunch several days a week, horseback riding, etc). <BR> <BR> Either way, however, I knew eating was one thing that I DID have capacity for, and I finally ha... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 18:18:48 EST 1st Weigh in I'm not so concerned about my weight, though curious on how it changes as I've just started training for a marathon. I haven't decided which marathon yet, though that's no reason to not start the training. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> 57.8 kg Mon, 5 Oct 2015 05:16:55 EST Daily weigh in Just returning to Spark People after a hiatus. Have had success in the past, now to get back to it. <BR> <BR> 3/1/2014 218.4 <BR> 1/1/15 200.1 <BR> 9/28/15 196.8 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:40:47 EST Weigh-in I'm down 2 pounds from last week! Here's to another great week <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> One quick question - how do I include my weight ticker and am I supposed to be doing something different for the Monday virtual weigh in? Thanks for the help! Mon, 28 Sep 2015 06:01:07 EST Loser Down 2.8lbs <em>244</em> <em>244</em> last week. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 07:33:02 EST weigh in morning..yesterday I weighed 198.8 ..went out to lunch yesterday ..I had one slice of cheese pizza and a I had a skinny cow ice cream bar in the evening..going to do better today. .have a great day..Sandi Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:16:22 EST Angel's Weigh In Hello, <BR> <BR> Back at it again! <BR> <BR> 9/7/15 207.5 <BR> 9/14/15 205 <BR> <BR> <BR> Working to get under 200 and stay there! Tue, 8 Sep 2015 08:45:34 EST Friday weigh in Hope I'm in the right place this time :) <BR> <BR> August 21: 1st weigh in at 204.2 <BR> August 28: 201.2 loss 3 lbs <BR> <BR> September 2015 <BR> 9/4 = 199.8 loss 1.4 lbs <BR> 9/11 = <BR> 9/18= <BR> 9/25= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> October 2015 <BR> 10/2= <BR> 10/9= <BR> 10/16= <BR> 1023= <BR> 10/30= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> November 2015 <BR> 11/6 = <BR> 11/13= <BR> 11/20= <BR> 11/27= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> 3 Month Total Loss= <BR> Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:29:55 EST I'm a FRIDAY weigh in too :) August 21: 1st weigh in at 204.2 <BR> August 28: 201.2 loss 3 lbs <BR> <BR> September 2015 <BR> 9/4 = 199.8 loss 1.4 lbs <BR> 9/11 = <BR> 9/18= <BR> 9/25= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> October 2015 <BR> 10/2= <BR> 10/9= <BR> 10/16= <BR> 1023= <BR> 10/30= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> November 2015 <BR> 11/6 = <BR> 11/13= <BR> 11/20= <BR> 11/27= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> 3 Month Total Loss= <BR> Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:25:18 EST Want a healthy start My name is Denise Apple and I am looking to start this weigh loss journey AGAIN! I am hoping that by joining this team, I will hold myself accountable to stay on track and not be so quick to give up. <BR> <BR> Life has given me a second chance at love and happiness and I don't intend to waste it! So here we go!! <BR> <BR> I would love to hear from you and share victories together and support when needed so don't be shy :) <BR> Denise Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:06:58 EST Accountable to my SP friends!!! August 21: 1st weigh in at 204.2 <BR> August 28: 201.2 loss 3 lbs <BR> <BR> September 2015 <BR> 9/4 = 199.8 loss 1.4 lbs <BR> 9/11 = <BR> 9/18= <BR> 9/25= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> October 2015 <BR> 10/2= <BR> 10/9= <BR> 10/16= <BR> 1023= <BR> 10/30= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> November 2015 <BR> 11/6 = <BR> 11/13= <BR> 11/20= <BR> 11/27= <BR> Total Loss= <BR> <BR> 3 Month Total Loss= <BR> Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:00:14 EST I am back I am back and hopefully will remember to check in ever week. I am still having issues from my accident, but am trying to return. <BR> Returning weight: <BR> <BR> Aug.30 259.8 <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:22:09 EST First Weigh In I weighed in today at 160. I have been stuck here all week! Hoping to get below that mark this weekend. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:38:45 EST Getting back to goal range. Hi all. I have been a member of SP sine 12/11/11. I have lost a total of 122 pounds but I have gained back 12 pounds and I am afraid of gaining back more. About the only healthy thing I do anymore is drink 8 glasses of water and I don't do that everyday.. <BR> <BR> The last 2 or 3 months have been emotionally draining and on top of that I am doing a project that means an awful lot of computer work. I am putting in information probably 12-14 hours a day. I completely stopped sparking, ex... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:58:45 EST Weight begone Hi, my name is Ollie and I have been with Sparkpeople for a while. But I keep coming back because it is the best place to find all the tools that you need to loose weight, Even though I am having a hard time loosing weight. Doctors tell me I need to loose weight I will loose a little and then plateau. So I am joining the Virtual team and I think that this will help. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend. <em>521</em> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:00:29 EST Hello, my name is Christina. I like to weigh myself daily, at least for now, so that I can see how much my weight fluctuates on a day-to-day basis. It helps me see if I am on the right track, but I also know not to become too excited/stress too much if the scale fluctuates as much as three pounds. I am hoping that this group will help me stay accountable. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:20:01 EST Weigh-In Aug. 10- 188.8 <BR> Aug. 17- 185.2 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:29:46 EST It's just 5 pounds Hi, everyone. I am the proud owner of WAAAAY too many exercise videos. My thing right now is The Bar Method and Leslie Sansone. I have no problem exercising. My diet is not bad until someone asks me to eat out then I lose my mind. I know I have to eat at home. <BR> <BR> In 2009 I weighed 199 pounds. I set a goal to lose 50 pounds in 4 years. I lost 42 then got stuck. Instead of maintaining I gave up. It was no big deal. It's just 5 pounds. That happened 4 years in a row and now I ... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 20:00:45 EST healthy new life I am 60 and 103 lbs over weight .I have fought this all my life .I need help to change me . <em>249</em> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:14:08 EST start over I must get rid of this 103 lbs .. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:56:39 EST cholesterol My cholesterol is 328. My diet is good but i just found out excercise and weight play just as much an important role, Im pretty sure thats where i am failing. bmi is 28, weight is borderline obese Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:19:52 EST cholesterol My cholesterol is 328. My diet is good but i just found out excercise and weight play just as much an important role, Im pretty sure thats where i am failing. bmi is 28, weight is borderline obese Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:19:52 EST Hey yall new to the team I work out 3 time a week a ride my bike started at 199 down to 181 as of yesterday hoping to get back to 145 by Christmas Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:05:17 EST gained weight I didn't weigh in the last two weeks, because of personal reasons. Its easy to gain it, but harder to take it off. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:32:58 EST changed my weighin day Good Morning, everyone, <BR> O.K. here it goes, I gained some weight for the last two weeks, because I didn't weight last week because of personal reasons. I've been watching what I've been eating. I'm not going to worry about it too much, because when I do, I gain weight. When I just relax and not consentrate on it I lose the weight. I used to be over obsessed about my losing weight. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:10:42 EST Weigh In I decided last week to reset and start over again, but unfortunately I'm up .2lbs this week. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:01:58 EST 1st Post 188.8 <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:07:35 EST 1st Weigh-In Start Weight/First Weigh-In: 69.5 kg <BR> Time to get moving! <em>9</em> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:22:33 EST HI So I'm trying to lose 20 kg for the long run and in the past, I've successfully made it half way after which I've quit and traveled down the spiral of binging. I'm hoping to let this forum test my accountability and keep me motivated till the end. Hopefully, I can actually achieve my goals this way! Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:19:31 EST Doing well I have lost 5 pounds this week and feeling good. Taking a new family portrait in October and I have to be happy with it. Fri, 7 Aug 2015 15:20:06 EST Forgot to do introduction! I forgot to introduce myself the other day . I am Debby, and I am going to be 63 in 2 more weeks. Since somewhere around 35- 40, I began gaining weight. My highest was 270 lbs. I have lost over 350 lbs in my adult lifetime, only to gain most of it back(not all at once ...thankfully). I retired (for the second time) last September, and have been working on my weight issues since then. I lost about 25 lbs from Sept. to January, and another 44 pounds since then. I am about 34 lbs from my goal we... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 10:56:23 EST Hello Everyone I have been trying to manage my weight for years. It has been fluctuating for years. I haven't been able to keep it on a steady decline towards my ideal weight. I hover at 170 -200lbs. I need to get it to 127. I think this forum is a great way to be accountable for my weight loss. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 23:44:15 EST New To Team I am 58 and in the worst shape of my life. I have medical issues that I don't even want to get started on because of my weight. I am not new to Spark. I know how wonderful it is, but am just not motivated enough to keep going. I want to start over or pick up from somewhere I dropped off. Look forward to motivating you all. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 12:22:44 EST Been gone too long whoa, baby, I've been gone too long from here. I just started back to weighing in on Wed. so I guest that will be my new weigh in day. I need the support and a firm lecture once in awhile, to keep me motivated and be accountable to God, myself, and to all of you, who are my friends. If it means you have to give me tough love, its o.k. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 11:17:18 EST Hi I'm new Hello, I am new to spark and am very excited to have access to tools and support to help me on my way to a new healthy and happy lifestyle. I look forward to sharing in your successes as well. Happy Saturday, I am off to go hiking. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:29:48 EST new to stark Hi my name is Sheila <BR> I am really struggling with my weight. About 6 yrs ago i went from 180 to 150. I am now at 160 and am not happy with the way i look. Everyone tells me im thin. I have belly fat and have a real hard time with sweets. I am also on thyroid medication which they are still trying to get right. Ideally i would like to lose another 25. But i would be happy with just being able to stay on track. I'm hoping a forum like this will help. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:32:40 EST Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie, and I'm 23 years old. I have struggled with my weight for the last decade, and am ready to be healthier and happier. I had a job change in May of 2014, and going from being very active at work to being very sedentary, I've gained almost 50 lbs since then. My parents and brother are all overweight as well, and my boyfriend has two young children that we have half the time. I need to do this not just for myself, but to be a positive role model for my family as well. My goa... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:40:58 EST re joined I have gaind 30 pound do not like it now have arthritis in Knee Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:18:46 EST Sunday weigh in.... not exactly sure where to post this... <BR> <BR> Starting Weight July 2: 351lbs <BR> <BR> Sunday July 19 Weigh in: 341lbs. <BR> <BR> 10lbs 2 weeks. decent start looking to increase to about 10lbs a week to make my goals Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:48:58 EST