SparkPeople SP Class of March 3-9, 2013 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=58559 This team is for all members who joined SparkPeople from March 3-9, 2013. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of March 3-9, 2013 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=58559 Hi, my name is Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x57007559 I have pre diabetes, A1C is 7.1 my goal is to lose 70 lbs. by my birthday 22 Jan. 2015. But right now I need to lose 20 lbs in 8 weeks. Does this sound like to much? I don't want to disappoint my Dr. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 21:12:49 EST Skinny Jeans Challenge + 5 Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58559x56402387 Just something I'm having fun with. I decided to do the 5 minute daily challenge and also the 30 day Countdown to Skinny Jeans for motivation and an extra challenge boost. It's been almost a year, we should set some team goals and try to move up in our ranking! <BR> <BR> Here's a link to the Skinny Jeans Challenge in case anyone else wants to check it out too! <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/coun<BR>tdown-to-skinny-jeans.asp Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:44:25 EST DMorrow new to the site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x54253436 I joined several months ago but am now ready to get serious. I am a 71 year old female. I have a newspaper route. Get up at 1:00 AM, back to bed about 8:00 AM for a few hours and then I'm up until 8:00PM. This weird schedule makes meal planning different to say the least. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:24:46 EST Finding the new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x54166423 I am a 53 year old woman. I decided this year was the year to take care of myself. I am determined to lose 35 pounds and become a runner. I call it trotting because it is not a fast run! I love the outdoors no matter the season so I walk or trot year round! I am a mother, wife and grandmother the three important roles in my life! Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:29:07 EST Cheers!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25675x58559x53298777 When life puts you in tough situations; <BR> Don’t say why me? <BR> Just say try me! <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Fri, 10 May 2013 22:57:04 EST hi, im amy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52929426 im 43 yrs old, married and have 3 kids-ages 18, 13, and 5. ive been on sparkpeople bout a month now and have lost 13 pounds looking to loose another 100 in the next year. i find my cholesterol out of wack and getting harder to take care of my flower bed. As of recently- my 5 yr old has been very blunt when she says "mommy, your fat" it hurts...and she's right ! Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:30:59 EST Naked pictures of Hugh Jackman! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52827273 Hah - That made you look!. I'm just another newbie with around 50-60lb to lose. I'm achieving this by eating a well-balanced diet and getting my biscuit into the fitness club 5 x per week. I usually do a mixture of spinning, body combat, powerhouse classes, yoga, Pilates and the gym. Good luck for this week, everyone! Thu, 4 Apr 2013 13:27:06 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52705656 Sorry I’ve been dragging my feet to introduce myself not sure if the team/blogging is for me. So please forgive me if I’m not very social. I do read your posts and love how you inspire others. I, like some of you have a long agonizing journey ahead of me. So, here’s to one step less on my path. <BR> Peace out, <BR> ehlifesshort. <BR> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:58:51 EST Nutrition Tracker Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25674x58559x52661994 So the other day, I splurged on my diet a little bit... okay, by a lot. I was over my daily by 1000 calories. The past few days, I went from a 1750~1400 allowance to a 1600~1250 calorie allowance, and it has stayed that low the past two days. I was curious if this is just SparkPeople's way of saying "Well now, since you really need to burn 4500 calories this week, not the usual 3500, here's a lower calorie amount to eat" or if something... screwed up? If it is a lower calorie arrangement... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 16:21:04 EST Just Became A New Member. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52645667 Hi everyone, I am a new member and my primary goal is to feel good mind, body and spirit. In order to help me accomplish this goal, I want to lose the extra 30 pounds I've gain over the years. It is wonderful to be apart of a supportive website that gives me the encouragement and tools I need to help me on this journey. One of the reason I joined, was because of the great blogs and stories I have read about the same issues and concerns I face, how to overcome those things and to be inspired... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:16:21 EST Go from blah to vrooom! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58559x52638935 I was reading the main forums here at sparkpeople, and found an interesting post about making your motivation go from blah to vroom! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb<BR>oard.asp?imboard=31&imparent=30503599 </link> <BR> <BR> I really love the tip about the song by James Brown. My day was just made exponentially better. <BR> <BR> <BR> *Edited to put the correct singer. I feel good was sang by James Brown, not Lil Richard... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:06:33 EST Hello and Roll Tide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52613457 Hello out there. My name is Dee and I will like to introduce myself. I am also a weight watchers. I look forward to meeint all of you as we take this journey together. I really need encouragement. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:19:22 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52581941 Hello my name is Eva i am 19 years old i am very overweight and super unhealthy i want to lose 25 pounds but i lack motivation until i weighed myself today i was 20 pounds over my limit and no more i hope someone can give me good advice...please help! Mon, 18 Mar 2013 02:04:40 EST Week Review, New Week Outlook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58559x52572013 Happy Sunday everyone! <BR> <BR> I think analyzing progress and modifying plans on a weekly basis can be helpful. So in reflection, did anything go wrong this last week? What have you learned from it? As a result, how do you plan to modify your plan for next week? <BR> <BR> I was reviewing my protein intake for the week. Most days I was under by at least 5 grams. I know protein is an important macro to consume, and will keep me healthy! I made some simple switches in my diet, I added ... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:27:10 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52556808 Hi. I'm Ally. Just wanted to introduce myself to the team. I've been sparking for a week now and loving it. I'm really excited about trying something different (not overdoing it and running out of steam, yo-yo ing etc.) I'm glad that this program seems to encourage a sensible pace. It makes me hopeful. <em>224</em> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 08:32:56 EST Wanting a change but still a little.....scared? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52545280 Hi. My name is Kelly and I'm a fat chick. I know,I know......some people are already freaking out because I used the three-letter "f" word but I lost my hatred of the word years ago. Frankly, I would rather call myself fat than "morbidly obese." The latter suggests I'm at death's door and that's far from true. But I digress. <BR> <BR> My story in a rather large nutshell - I was an overweight kid who grew into an obese woman. My mother projected her weight issues onto me and still did ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:45:02 EST Huddle up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58559x52500829 Did you come in and give your team a hug today? Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:19:41 EST Pot Luck recipies anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25675x58559x52500793 Hey all! My church is having a pot luck dinner next weekend and I just realized my old standbys do NOT fit in with a very healthy eating plan! Anyone have any ideas/recipies to share? I have celiac disease, so if your recipie is gluten free that would be awesome! Thanks so much! Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:17:18 EST LOOKING FOR TWINS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52499860 Hi there! I'm looking for partners in slime that are similar in age, weight and height wanting to lose around the same amount! I will post my stats and please respond if you're a near match or dead on! Thank you so much in advance! <BR> <BR> Age: 38 <BR> Height: 5'6" <BR> Starting Weight: 164.6 (Feb. 20, 2013) <BR> Current Weight: 155.0 (today) <BR> Goal Weight: lower end of a healthy BMI? (for my small frame, healthy BMI is between 114.6 and 133. I will figure it out when I get there! My go... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:06:34 EST Time4achange9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52499348 Would like to say hello! to everyone and I am looking forward to being on such a wonderul team. I have read some of the suport you offer. <BR> Thank You Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:34:55 EST Your thoughts for today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58559x52498649 Hello friends! What are your thoughts for today? What are your plans? Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:53:52 EST Eight hour snooooze! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58559x52498520 Hello friends! Getting enough sleep is important! Were you able to get a good 8 hours in last night? Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:46:46 EST Did you take your vitamins today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58559x52498448 Hello friends! Vitamins are important! Do you and did you take them? Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:43:28 EST Did you drink your water today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58559x52498394 Hello friends! Did you drink your water today? We need to keep hydrated! Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:40:08 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52494491 Hello! <BR> My name is Asiza and I am excited to be part of this community. Been heavy since I was 9 and I have decided that now is the time to make a serious change. I am looking for support and to be supportive. Looking forward to getting to know some of you better! Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:07:51 EST Canadian Newbie :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52489653 Hello to any and all that drop by! <BR> <BR> I've been working with eating clean...my body is less stressed when I have 'treats' thrown in the mix, so that's what I'm doing and losing. I've lost 9 lbs since Feb. 20 and I feel pretty good about that, I have started to incorporate exercise into the mix too but things just weren't adding up (cals in, cals out) so I have just ordered myself the Biggest Loser gadgetry: Bodybugg Core + digital display. I can't wait to start using it, I'm sure it w... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:33:00 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52486356 I am new here. I've just completed my first week and am quite happy with the results, down 7 lbs. Of course this weight loss will slow down now, the first week is usually the best week. I've joined Sparkpeople in hopes of finding some friends and some support. I believe that supportive friends around you make for much better outcomes, so here I am. <BR> <BR> More about me, I am happily married to a wonderful man who loves me no matter my weight. We will celebrate 10 years this fall, thank yo... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:00:42 EST Ready to lose the "winter weight" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52480850 I'm Babs of Bangor, I'm 41 years old. My goal here is to lose the extra winter weight that I've accumilated in the last few months. I'm ready to do it and I have the mind set to do so. I want to start running again. I remember what a adrenaline high that was being outside! My sister has also started this program and she's lost 26 pounds! She is my inspiration and "push" to get my butt going again! Thank You Michelle! Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:00:07 EST Newbie Sparky here, any other vegans out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52473320 Hey there! My name is Nikki and I just joined SparkPeople. I actually started on my healthy changes lifestyle about a month ago, (I started at 296 lbs and am down to 279 with a ways to go) and have been following a vegan diet. I LOVE IT!!! But I would love to connect to others that are taking this route, or are interested in trying it. We could swap recipes and make suggestions for each other. Hope to hear from some of you soon! I also have a MySparkPeople page called PikNik's Grand Ad... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:54:06 EST In need of support. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52464528 I am having the gastric bypass due to GI problems and just want to see if anyone has any words of encouragement for me. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 23:55:18 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52462126 Hello, My name is Amy. I'm a 35 yr old married mother of an 11 yr old, soon to be 9 yr old and a 6 mo old. I was diagnosed with PCOS and Insulin Resistance in 2006, prescribed 1500 mg of Metformin and exercise. That worked well until I became pregnant last year. I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, put on a strict diet and a new medicine. After giving birth to my daughter I thought nursing would help get me back in shape as it did so many other women. Nope, not me. I gained 30 more poun... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 20:28:45 EST Lost 30 so far and looking to lose another 70-80! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52459923 So I'm new to spark people and I'm hoping the community and features on this site will help motivate me to go further. My name is Mary and I'm 20, I've always been overweight since I can remember. On my 20th birthday I said enough is enough and started a regime. <BR> Looking forward to losing weight with you all! Sat, 9 Mar 2013 17:22:42 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52457207 I am Cheryl aka princessfatass. I am in desperate need to lose weight and get my blood sugar under control as I have Diabetes. I am ready to do some work and get this weight off my body. A few years ago, I was on Weight Watchers and I lost 48 pounds. I felt better and I thought I would actually do it. Christmas came along and I went off my plan and totally gained all that weight back. This is a life or death thing for me as I have sleep apnea really bad, high blood pressure, high cholesterol,... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 12:50:15 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52446900 I'm new to this site and just LOVE it! I've tried countless different way to track my food and my exercise, but found everything so boring... while this site is just fun!! I really appreciate the goals, the trophees, the boards, the support... well everything in fact! <BR> <BR> I'm really happy to have found the site and all of you! Fri, 8 Mar 2013 18:32:57 EST Time for a change!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52440481 Hello everyone I am Raven from Ohio I am looking to make some changes in Life an now is the time. I hope to get to meet new friends for the journey.. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 09:16:24 EST 50# in 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52440228 no more excusses im ready to lose these 50# and it begin today Fri, 8 Mar 2013 08:59:29 EST Hello Everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52437187 Hello! I'm Cristin. I'm very happy to have found this website. My husband and I will be starting Bob Harper's Skinny Rules tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it. I've been struggling with my weight for a long time now and I'm ready to make a change that lasts me the rest of my lifetime. I'm looking forward to the support and tips provided and hope that I can help to motivate others. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 01:13:15 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52437017 Hi. I'm a 45 year old mom of 6 and I'm here for support on my journey in becoming Fit & Fabulous. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 00:37:39 EST Hello Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52436873 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am very excited to join the Spark community and continue my healthy living quest. With faith, a positive mindset, and a support system all things are possible. <BR> <BR> Selah Fri, 8 Mar 2013 00:10:33 EST New and on my way. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52434775 HI guys, <BR> I am happy to have found this plan, even though I had a horrible day with food choices. I think this is just what I need to give me the push I needed, Thanks. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 21:21:31 EST Hello I am new to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52432480 Hello I am 55 years young and have been struggling the past few years trying to lose pounds with not much success I am tired of being stuck on the same page and want to put this behind me and move on with my life This is a great site with plenty to keep you busy and motivated. One of my goals is to use this site daily and soak up all the information it has to offer. heck I haven't had my TV on for 3 days Thu, 7 Mar 2013 18:33:00 EST Need Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52428928 I joined Spark People on Monday. So far so good. It has really opened my eyes to where my problems are. I am 62 years old. In 2005 I got a lapband and quickly lost 96 lbs in the first 2 years, then came to a dead halt. I promised myself a tatoo when I lost 100 lbs but never made it. In the last year I have gained about 20 lbs which is something I thought I would never do with my band. I still don't eat much but obviously I have learned what goes through the band easily and that is not ... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 12:43:37 EST Gisela, the new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52428482 I have lost weight and am close to my goal. I have been plateauing for YEARS! I thought this might help get me to the next level of awesomeness. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 12:12:30 EST New Mom looking to lose 20-30 lbs more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52427897 HI there - I now have a 2 year old and 4 month old twins. After my first pregnancy I lost all of the weight and then some - I was so happy. But back then with only one child I was able and motivated to workout 4 plus times a week. Now I hardly workout (time and motivation and culprits) and have to rely on eating a pretty low-cal diet to reap benefits of losing weight. I lost the first 30 lbs in the first 4 months and now of course it is slowing down. I am accepting it is going to take mo... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:29:50 EST hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52426293 I'm new here. Trying to lose 50 pounds to hang with my kids better. I'd also like to be able to run a half marathon with my co workers but really dislike running! Thu, 7 Mar 2013 09:44:52 EST Bonjour fellow SparkPeople :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52422635 Allo, my name is Jesilee. I have tried to use spark people before, I don't quite remember what happened and I lost my log in information. I am pretty sure I got overwhelmed trying to plan out meals and figuring out what I was eating at the time. I am a lot better at meal planing recently. <BR> <BR> I currently live in Alaska with my awesome hubby and an extremely weird roommate. I do almost all the cooking and I try to keep to a "Nourishing Traditions" style diet. We dabbled in Paleo for a ... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 01:32:06 EST Hello to all.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52421107 Hello, my name is Ashley. I'm a mother to 4 beautiful children, 2 living and 2 that look over me everyday I love to read do crafts and love to be with my children. After the lost of my last child I started to get into deep depression and now I'm finally ready to climb to the top of the hill again so I'm ready to lose weight and tone my stomach. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 22:38:06 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52417634 Good evening!! <BR> <BR> My name is Kris, I am from VA. My goal is to get healthier. I have a myriad of health issues, and am fortunate enough to be able to quit my job to take care of me for awhile. I have had numerous surgeries and am on a number of medications but I am to a point now where doctors tell me I can start exercising and can move around again. So I look forward to getting to know you all!!! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 18:02:29 EST Good afternoon to all my new friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52417452 Hello to all. My name is Gina Johnson and I live down by the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. I was recently diagnosed in December with Type 2 diabetes. One of my goals is to lose weight and my MAIN goal is to get off of Metformin and to be able to control my diabetes with just diet and exercise. I had lost 8 pounds since December however I have gain about 3 pounds back which I believe is due to some stress that has been going on is the last kept of months with my husband. I'm marry to a wonder... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 17:43:04 EST New Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52416388 Hey, my name is Michelle. I am a 21-year-old college student in California. I have used SparkPeople before (for varying reasons). Currently, my intention is to lose 59lbs so I can enter a police training academy. I hope Sparkpeople will help keep me focused and give me tools to be successful. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 16:02:04 EST Beginner Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52415072 Hi folks, my name is Nancy, aka "Whoagal" and I'm new to SparkPeople. I am still learning how to use the site and am anticipating some good results. I used another free calorie-counter site with good results, but I knew a few people who used this one and thought I'd try it. I want to lose weight, lower my blood sugar and hemoglobin A1c. I NEED to see the pounds come off!!! I am kind of a fanatic because I weigh almost every day and I'm told not to! It's just that if the pounds are coming... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 14:00:04 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52414250 Hi I'm Valerie. And I'm new here. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:53:09 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52413662 Hello Everyone! <BR> I am new to the SparkPeople community and I just wanted to say hello and make some new friends!! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:10:27 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52412612 Hi! I am looking to make some food and lifestyle changes. I am hoping Spark People can help bring me motivation and accountability. I need to shed about 30 pounds I have packed on since having children. I am tired of feeling like I am out of control with my weight. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 10:58:13 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52412588 hi everyone. I am just getting started on my journey to become more fit. i recently lost almost 15 pounds, and then decided to quit smoking. So safe to say that i have now put it back on. one step at a time though. i am now ready to try again and hopefully with the help of this site and support of the people here. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 10:56:53 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52410963 My name is Brenda and though I am not new to Spark I am beginning again from the very start. I was on Spark years ago and had great success with it... "life" happened and so here I am. I sadly gained all the weight I had originally lost and then some. The past is in the past and all I can do it look forward starting today. I am excited to be a member of the team and look forward to getting to know you all. Hopefully I can help motivate while also be motivated. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 09:16:02 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52403133 Jus want to say hello. I am a 41 year old, and the last 5 years my health has spiraled out of control. I had cancer, I am cancer free today. I had a leg injury that has kept me out of work for four years. I am returning on friday. I am a LPN, and just starting part time to see if my leg holds up. I also took care of my mother , aunt and uncle who have all passed from cancer in the last 2 years. <BR> I married my best friend four years ago on the 21st of this month, he has bipolar disorder. I ... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 19:05:43 EST just new to sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52401773 Hello I am 55 years old and so tired of being over weight and out of breath when I walk. I am so ready to get this weight off and get going in my life. I am a new grandma to a beautiful little girl name Lillie Mae..I do want to be able to do things with her and be a hip and fun grandma . I'm looking forward to using this site for food ideas and tracking my weight loss..I work at Northern Mont Hospt in Havre and live in Chinook..My husband of 29 years is going to this this also.. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 16:57:30 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52400931 I am Candee, just starting to diet, and watch what I eat again. I am diabetic and having trouble with the blood sugars. There is also a huge amount of stress right now, which is helping me binge eat. I am hoping this site helps me track my food and see what I need to change. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 15:39:04 EST Just Joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52396178 I just joined SparkPeople today. I read a fascinating story about a lady who joined from my hometown (Orlando) last year with amazing results. I've tried the gym, the personal trainers (hilarious stories), doing it on my own, all with minimal results, so when I saw the Streak into Spring challenge, I thought I'd join. I'm SO busy, I have a hard time figuring out when and how to work out, but if I can do all the other things I accomplish in a day or a week, there must be a few minutes for m... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 09:36:33 EST Hello Gail! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52391526 I am just starting out with Gail and excited about trying spark people out to start on my way to a new and healthier me. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 23:19:27 EST I am just starting out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52391486 Hoping to find some encouragement on Spark People, make new friends and above all have some victories in my life:) Mon, 4 Mar 2013 23:17:18 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52390548 I'm not sure what to say here, but I'm happy to be here and hopefully I'll reach my goal. Part of me is determined to lose the weight, another part of me wonders if I'm actually going to succeed this time. Hopefully the first part of me wins :) Mon, 4 Mar 2013 22:08:05 EST My new world of healthy living. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52389610 Hi I am Andrea and I am doing this for the first time. I am a mother of two boys ages 1 and 2 and I am trying to loose the baby weight and set a good example for my children and I am doing it by myself. I really need help with my journey to living a better lifestyle since I have no support at home. I am looking forward to meeting other mothers who have gone or are going down the same road as I am. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 20:59:32 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52386341 Hey everyone! My name is Eleni, and I live in Ottawa, Ontario. I just joined Sparkpeople today. Since September, I've lost 40lbs., but since January, I can't seem to get past 205-200lbs. I still have another 50lbs. to go! <BR> <BR> Excited to meet new people, and I wish everyone good luck! :) Mon, 4 Mar 2013 16:58:51 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52385135 Hi all, so glad to join spark people to help me with my goals! I want to lose 50lb but more than that, I really want to make permanent changes to my diet and exercise! Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:23:46 EST elexis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52383937 I'm here to lose some weight Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:53:26 EST Directions Please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25674x58559x52382519 Hello new members! Are you finding yourself lost when it comes to finding different areas of the site? Not to worry! If you need help, please do not hesitate to ask! I will be honored to help you out!! Hugs, Rose:) Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:58:28 EST Newbie!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52381334 Hi I'm new to SparkPeople but not new to trying to lose weight. My goal is to not only lose 30-40 lbs but also lose the bad / unhealthy habits I have form over the years...a lifestyle change I'm ready!! Mon, 4 Mar 2013 10:39:29 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52380614 I have been trying to lose weight for years but I've been stuck with the same weight. My doctor wants me to lose weight because I have metabolic syndrome. I have tried almost everything but still failed. I hope joining this community will help make me healthy. I am committed to stick to this program. Wish me luck. Today is officially my first day. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:58:54 EST 100,000 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25675x58559x52373858 Hello friends! I thought that this would be fun to do! Let's start at 100,000 and count backwards to 1. Ready set GO! Have fun! Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:54:37 EST Five Letter Word A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25675x58559x52373774 Ok all! Time to put your thinking caps on! Start with the letter "A" and add a five letter word. And then the letter "B" and so on. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:48:42 EST Share A Healthy Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25675x58559x52373679 Hello friends! Do you have a healthy recipe that you would like to share with the members to help them keep on track? Why then please do so here! Thankyou:) Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:40:53 EST I need to lose 150 pounds. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52371453 I need to lose 150 pounds. I lack motivation and a desire to exercise. Every moving hurts. Does anyone have experience like this that is willing to share or has anyone lost this much weight and survived. This is the 3rd month this year and I have already failed at 2 diets. Any advice? Thank you. TJ Sun, 3 Mar 2013 17:59:48 EST Round & Round .. I Go..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52368877 I am on a nightmare roller coaster. I need to step off. Eat healthy. And lose weight. <BR> <BR> Hi. My name is Kim. I used to be on SP way back in 2010. I was quite successful at tracking my foods & losing weight (lost 100 pounds). Since 2011 - I have been on this nightmare roller coaster that I mentioned about earlier in this message. I have gained a lot of that 100 pounds back... and I am feeling miserable & grumpy. :( I need to get my life back in order... and that means t... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 14:16:30 EST have to lose this weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52364618 My name is Marianne and I read about this on womans world my favorite magazine. dont have money to join weight watchers again but I need support for others to be successful. please send me any helpful suggestions. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 08:39:30 EST Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58559x52360404 Come and chat with me! Sat, 2 Mar 2013 22:09:58 EST The Turning Point http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58559x52360380 Hello friends please share with us that point where you said I have to take control of me and do something about your weight and eating habits. Please do not be shy! Sat, 2 Mar 2013 22:07:46 EST Welcome Sparkfamily Member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58559x52251707 Hello all and welcome to the family! We are so glad that you have come to join us! If thereis anything that you need please do not hesitate to ask:) Sat, 23 Feb 2013 16:12:36 EST