SparkPeople Find a Buddy! Team Messageboard Looking for a weight loss buddy? Someone that you can count on for inspiration and motivation! We offer support for all kinds of issues. We welcome you!! SparkPeople Find a Buddy! Team Messageboard Ready to Lose! Hi everyone, I'm trying to lose weight and tone up so I can look and feel better. I have some digestive issues and that's why weight-loss is more important to me than ever! Don't know what to expect from this group but I figured I would check it out. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 20:42:03 EST Needing Supportive Buddies Looking for some buddies. Need to lose about 75-100 pounds. I’m a Middle aged Grandmother and loves to quilt. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:51:08 EST Looking For A Buddy Hi, I'm 53 needing to lose 20+ pounds. I would like a cheerleader and supporter. I'm doing this journey alone and would like a friend to journey with. Tue, 5 Dec 2017 20:31:17 EST Discussion Hello team! Sorry for a boring form letter, but I want all of you to know I am here for you now. <BR> <BR> I missed my faithful teams as-well-as my new teams. While on vacation, I do not always have access to Wi-Fi, which explains the absence. <BR> <BR> Have you been getting in those 10 minutes? Have you been drinking enough? What is for dinner? Treat fitness and nutrition like a job... You are more than likely to get it accomplished if so. They say to make it fun though. I disagree... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:03:32 EST Looking For A Buddy Hello, here to look for anyone who is interested in buddying up with me to share in accountability and the highs and lows of this weight loss journey. Please send me a PM if interested. Thanks and have a great day! Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:18:55 EST Need A Buddy!!!! Hey guys! I am looking for a buddy to get on track with me and be accountable with. I am female, in my 40s and all kids have grown. I quit smoking about 10 months ago and since have gained 20 kilos. I am unfit, starting to become unmotivated and getting myself mentally tired with it all. <BR> <BR> I am looking for any gender, any age, I just need someone who can truly stick it out and buddy up with me on this weight loss. I have about 30 kilos to lose all up. I could most likely do with anot... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:49:24 EST Looking for a buddy in Paris Is there any one over here ? I hope to find a friend - to support each other - all these frenchies are thin, and I am a size 10-12 ,( but a big tummy .. hate it ), and I am considered obese - even my skin doc, told me I have to go on a diet - but told me to see a dietician ? or nutritionist .. I can't remember .. I just felt bad, that my skin doc is telling me I am fat <BR> this is the kind of stuff , I am encountering over here, don't know if its normal .. <BR> merci <BR> <em>10</em> <... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 10:45:51 EST EST Time Zone If you live in this time zone, add your buddy request! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 12:30:17 EST PST Time Zone If you live in this time zone, add your buddy request! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 12:29:52 EST CST Time Zone If you live in this time zone, add your buddy request! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 12:25:38 EST UK lady seeks spark mail weight loss buddy/buddies I'm looking for a buddy/some buddies who is/are around for a daily spark mail. Preferably in the uk so we can keep in touch throughout the day, but not necessarily so. <BR> <BR> I'm starting calorie counting on Friday along with exercise, mainly walking, with some house cleaning, and some daily beginners Strength Training exercises. Hoping to get the exercise habit as I think that is important for a swift and steady weight loss. Hoping eventually to *enjoy* a variety of different types of... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:58:08 EST HI, I'M NEW HERE Hello all! My name is Cindy, 54 am new to Sparkpeople, this is my 2nd day since I joined, and I am looking for a friend/ buddy . I am not married, live alone with my 16 year old cat,Frisky. My goal is to lose 50 pounds by Nov.27th,2016. My current weight is 264. Looking for someone to share in my triumphs, setbacks, diet, workout, as well as give me their thoughts and ideas on what I can try or do better. <BR> <BR> Cindy5412 <em>41</em> <em>220</em> <em>311</em> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 18:56:07 EST TIPS TO BE A BEST FRIEND FOREVER By Irene Levine <BR> <BR> What does it take to be a best friend forever (BFF)? Whether you are 6 or 66 years old, the same rules apply for forming and keeping lasting, meaningful friendships. The following top 10 tips to be a BFF were gleaned from insights culled from more than 16,000 essays submitted in the No nonsense® Between Friends Contest. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 11:51:30 EST HI, New here! Good day all. My name is Kim and I am looking for a motivational weight loss buddy. I have 3 daughters and a grand daughter. Looking forward to being around for all of them for a very long time. I have several health issues of which I wish to get under control. My job is a sit down job for 8 or more hours a day. I recently joined a gym in order to help in the process, I hope we all can inspire one another in gaining whatever goals we have set. Looking forward to not only helping, but receivin... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:17:14 EST Greetings! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Looking for some support. I'm a 38 year-old single mom to three of the cutest dang kids ever. My daughter, Zoë, was born 8 months ago, and I'm still trying to lose my baby belly. <BR> <BR> Trying to lose 30 to 40 pounds and feel more like myself again. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>220</em> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:21:52 EST Need a buddy My name is Mia and I have 120 lbs to lose. I'm feeling pretty good about it but don't want to walk this path alone. I have issues with emotional eating and just feeling addicted to food. I have been married for 20 years and have 2 girls. My favorite hobby is reading non-fiction and researching random topics on the Internet. I look forward to meeting the right buddy to mutually encourage each other through the process of losing the weight. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:45:09 EST Looking for others with Eosinophilic Esophagitis I am looking for a buddy, or two or 10 :) with Eosinophilic Esophagitis doing the 6 food elimination diet. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:00:46 EST 51, in the uk, 50 to lose, looking for a buddy Looking for a buddy for mutual support. :-) Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:49:23 EST Starting Over and Looking for a buddy or two! Peek at my sparkpage and see if we are a match! It would be awesome to have a friend to share this journey with! I am also a certified life coach so I am great at giving support and motivation! Better at giving it to other people than to myself! Just trying to stay positive and feel better about myself and healthier! We all deserve that! :) Tue, 6 Jan 2015 14:11:15 EST Newbie I'm looking for a buddy but I'm not sure how to do it. I have almost 200 pounds to lose, I'd like to lose it all by this summer, but since I have to live it in the real world, it will take years. Alas... Anyway, could someone help me? I've just started and this site is huge and intimidating! LOL Fri, 2 Jan 2015 12:10:12 EST Looking for a buddy!! Hi, my name is Melanie. I'm 40 years old. I'm a mother and wife and work full time outside of my home. I previously lost 50 lbs on SP but gained it back. I'm looking for a weight loss buddy!!! Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:14:28 EST Hi Hi everyone I am new here. I have a massive amount of weight to lose so i'm aiming at 50 lbs. per time as a goal. I have struggled with staying commited to any program and came across sparkpeople while doing an internet search. I'm hoping to meet fun, supportive people who have the same goals as myself. So far i'm liking the website however i'm sure i'm not understanding the entire thing and all the benefits it has to offer so any suggestions and tips would be appreciated ! Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:53:56 EST Hi I just wanted to quickly introduce myself :) My name is Michelle and I am from Canada, I am not new to spark but have decided to start over again and re give it a go. In the past I have joined teams and stayed pretty quiet not really getting active on the message boards and this time through i'm hoping to change that. Its super easy to just walk away from spark when your quietly in the backround unnoticed but if I actually get to know people who can help keep me accountable I won't be able to... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 23:22:51 EST Workout with a buddy and want to share your story? Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We're working on an article about working out with a buddy and would like to include stories from our members about how this has affected their progress, motivation, etc. <BR> <BR> If you are interested in being interviewed for the story, can you send me a SparkMail? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:45:01 EST Hi Im Emily Hi I'm Emily, Ill be 31 in 2 weeks, wow i can't believe it! time sure does fly! I am looking for some buddies to keep one another accountable. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:24:42 EST need an online buddy hi I have just joined this team .I am 63 a diabetic and looking for the support to make changes in my life <BR> <em>524</em> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:08:19 EST Looking for weight loss buddy Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Trina and I'm 27. I have used this site a number of times but after a long time soul searching, I think I'm finally ready to truly take this weight loss journey seriously. I am looking for some motivation in helping me through everything. I have very little support at home which makes losing weight so much harder. I hope there is someone out there who is looking for the same kind of support so we could help each other out. Hope to hear from some of you an... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:52:31 EST Ms Lady Looking for An Weight Loss Buddy Ms Lady looking for an weight loss friend and buddy. My exercise of choice is walking. I am an stressful eater. When I get stress I seem to eat the wrong things. I need the encouragement to eat the right things. I want to for healthy for me. I will be here for you I good times and bad. We can do this together. <BR> <BR> <BR> Liz <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:39:40 EST New In Need Of A Buddy Or Two I am new to the team. I like to walk. I need a buddy to keep me motivated and I them. To be their for each other in the good times and bad, I love life. And like to have fun. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:33:47 EST I'm your buddy! Hey! I just joined SparkPeople and the main reason was to find a buddy so I can share my journey with :) I'm 26 and started diet & exercise about a month ago and I'm more determined than ever! I would be great to have you as my buddy, standing by each other and getting closer to our goals. <BR> I gained lots of weight when I first moved alone to a new city and it's been two years since then. But off to a new start now! Hopefully with a buddy on my side :) I would prefer someone who is consis... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:20:10 EST Back and need a new buddy I say this every year but this year needs to be THE year for my weight loss. No more dancing around the issue. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a Sparkbuddy that is committed, focused, fun, and overall a good pep-talker. I'm great pep talker for anyone but myself haha. I'd like to find someone to keep in contact with on a near daily basis thru text, emails, video chatting, phone calls, tweeting, etc. If you don't have unlimited text messaging then you will hate me lol. <BR> <BR> A little about m... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:34:38 EST Looking for a Sparkbuddy or Two! or three or four? Im not particular! Starting over again and it would be nice to have a sparkbuddy. an accountability partner, someone to bop me when I am beating myself up and to cheer me on when I do good and I will do the same for you! Im an introvert so Im quiet, but it would be nice to know someone on sparkpeople again. :) Mon, 2 Jun 2014 16:58:19 EST NC girl in need of a buddy Hey everyone! I'm Kris, and I'm from NC. I've been a member of SparkPeople for a while but I've fallen off the proverbial wagon so to speak and now I am back. This time around I'm focused and determined to make this change happen and a new healthy lifestyle stick. I'm looking for a online buddy or buddies to help keep me motivated and held accountable. Let's do this and finally be a healthier version of ourselves!!! Sun, 18 May 2014 15:48:32 EST NEW TO SP, NEEDS A BUDDY! :) Hi, I'm Serena, from Italy! I'm 27 yo and I need to lose at least 84 lb! I would really love to have a weight-loss buddy, so if someone wants to, I'd be really happy! Let me know! ciao! Fri, 2 May 2014 07:22:52 EST Need weight loss buddy-40ish preferred I am looking for someone to help me 'push through' the diet slog--be motivating as I will be for you. Since weight loss is harder for us 40 somethings, it would be helpful to buddy up with someone similar. Thanks! Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:16:25 EST Newbie Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I am 53 and need to lose quite a lot for health reasons. Would love a buddy to help and encourage each other. <BR> <BR> I live in England, have a grown up family and grandchildren. Have no particular person in mind, just someone who I can have a good natter with and support. <BR> <BR> I like reading, socialising with my friends and playing computer games. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sue Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:34:34 EST Looking for a Buddy with 100+ to lose Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm looking for an online exercise buddy to chat with and keep me motivated for the long haul. I live a sedentary life at the moment and after work I have to take a nap before bedtime. I just turned 56 and need to drop 100 lbs (per doctor and eat healthier). <BR> <BR> Helen Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:56:38 EST Looking For A 20-30 Something Buddy Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm a (nearly) 24 year old Australian currently living out of my home country. I've been battling with weight issues for years and I'm sort of looking for someone in the same boat who I can speak to and work with. I'm looking for someone who is looking to lose serious weight, not just someone who wants to drop a few pounds here and there, as I would feel much more comfortable speaking to someone who is in it for the long term, just as I am. <BR> <BR> A bit about me: I... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 04:26:40 EST Need an online buddy Hi my name is Maegan. I'm 19 and live in the UK. I'm trying to lose about 30lbs but I'm having trouble starting on a diet and exercise program and actually sticking to it. I've been trying on and off to lose weight since I put loads on when I was about 12, but I've never really been all that successful. I have resorted to certain methods that I'm not really proud of, and I'm terrified that I'll end up doing them again. What I'm hoping is that if I have someone to talk to, who can encourage me... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 17:40:39 EST [Posted Wrong] Removed as I posted in the wrong area. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:07:59 EST Encouragement buddy for 60-year old grammy Hi--I am in decent shape, but have gained a lot of weight this year--bad habits and too much sofa time! I teach part-time, am doing great with the food plan with a few splurges, but need as much encouragement as I can get. Have three kids and two 2/3 grandsons (one due June 1st). Anyone interested in working with me? Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:03:03 EST team accountability challenge Hello. I'm hoping there may be some people interested in starting an accountability challenge. Pick a few habits you would like to end, and a few habits you would like to see develop and let's group together and cheer each other on to make and break these good or bad habits. We can even send out some ideas we may have for helping our teammates reach their goals. Who's in? Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:52:35 EST new to the team and looking for support & friends! Hi! I'm Molly. I'm 21 y/o and I have been struggling with my weight since I was 13 years old. I weighed myself for the first time in 6 months and I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life. I'm 5'2" and 167lbs. When I saw the scale I nearly cried. I just moved home after a very difficult 3 years living in Philadelphia to a very small rural town. I mostly eat out of boredom and could probably sustain myself on popcorn if I wanted to! I'm worried about weight loss this time, in the past I have ... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:49:31 EST 28 Day bootcamp starting feb. 1 Post your 28 day boot camp results here. Take starting measurements and weigh in. And daily check-in. Buddy team here! Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:08:15 EST Hello from London, UK Hi, Im Nic, 28 from London. Only joined the site last week, and had a terrible first week. Work stresses plus discovering my scales were broken halfway through the week has made me a bit despondent. I'm attempting to lose 8st in total in however long it takes. Haven;t started any exercise yet because I dont think i'm remotely fit enough to start without causing any injury to myself. At the moment, I would really appreciate any support from anyone! I work extremely long hours as a result of ma... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 05:03:52 EST looking for a weightloss buddy! Hi, I am 39 years old and need to lose about 60-75 lbs. I previously lost 50 lbs on SP and gained 30 lbs back thinking it was safe to stop tracking-apparently not! I am married, have a 10 year old daughter, I work full time at a desk job. My hubby works shift work so its hard to have a consistent exercise routine. I am also doing my Master's degree which takes a lot of time. I would love to have someone to check in with on a regular basis. Thanks! Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:02:04 EST Buddy are you out there? I am a 28 year old, with 90 pounds to lose. <BR> I graduated in October 2013, earning a BScN (nursing) degree, I am now using this time to focus on being a better, healthier, happier me. <BR> <BR> 2014 is going to be my journey of losing weight & discovering health. I know that this weight loss journey is going to be a daily battle of choosing healthy positive things to be included in my life. Small changes that will add up to huge changes which will make me the healthy person I want to be... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:01:33 EST Looking for another fifty something buddy I need encouragement and accountability if i drift away from sp....i am 56, would like to lose about fifty Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:18:15 EST Trying to do it all! Stress and schedule kill me! I am 45 years old with a very busy job and my weight has ballooned along with my career! Working in healthcare, I know I need to be healthier and find time for a healthy diet and weight loss but the demands of my job and family take priority. <BR> <BR> I want to successfully have health, a happy family and a successful career but I know I need all of the help I can find to make that commitment part of my life. <BR> <BR> I am 5'4" and 190 lbs. It's time to make changes!! I am a private pers... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 05:31:15 EST So FAR to go! I could use the company! Ok SO I got 175lbs to lose anyone else in this group have around the same goal, maybe wanna buddy up! :D <BR> <BR> I am looking for someone I can share my goals and results with and visa-verse (sp?) <BR> <BR> Someone that feels comfy with a weekly chit chat and catch up maybe on the phone or such...Someone there for Buddy-Emergency's... in example, we need help fighting a craving lol :P Or we are feeling particularly down. <BR> <BR> I am pretty down to earth and easy to get along with... ... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:13:56 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:42:54 EST need buddy in Mira Mesa/Sorrento Valley I'm still looking! I joined the LA fitness near Mira Mesa Blvd., I usually go around 4- 5 pm (beat the crowd). We could also be accountabililty partners and just cheer each other on! Sat, 11 Jan 2014 12:13:57 EST newbie Hi Everyone, new member here. Looking for some friends to help motivate me and keep me accountable on this journey to a healthier me. <em>224</em> Willing to provide motivation, accountability and friendship in return!! <em>381</em> Hope to hear from you soon! <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 21:59:31 EST new and in need of a buddy I am in need of a buddy for support and motivation. I am 52 with a stressful desk job. My goals are to get more exercise, eat right and work on stress relievers. I have about 30 lbs to lose. Getting fit is my biggest goal. I look forward to this new adventure Sun, 5 Jan 2014 13:47:18 EST New and need a buddy Hi, I am a 30yr old mom of three. I would like to lose 80-100lbs. I have always struggled with my weight, I lose a lot then I gain it all back and then some. I was diagnosed with MS last year so sometimes its hard for me to workout every day But I can't use that as an excuse. Looking for someone to hold me accountable without judging. Not sure how it works though, do you text, email or what?? I need help!! :) Fri, 3 Jan 2014 10:01:06 EST Want to start a blog? Hello! <BR> I posted a message yesterday introducing myself and got a few replies from some really nice people. It's always nice to know that you're not alone in the world. :) <BR> Well, my goal is to lose 110 lbs and I cannot do it alone. I was thinking of doing a blog with people who also need to lose weight. We can write down our goals and measurements, write down journal entries, encourage each other, and share healthy information. <BR> Each month or three months (or whatever it is that ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:39:14 EST Exercise Challenge Get in 10 minutes + of exercise. Try for each day or most days of the week. Whatever. Some is better than not at all. Post your results here. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:00:11 EST Fruits and Veggies Challenge Strive to eat either 3 servings of fruit and 2 servings of veggies or 2 servings of fruits and 3 servings of veggies daily. Post your results here. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:58:04 EST Water Challenge <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Drink 8- 8oz. glasses of water daily. And Post here when and if you achieved your challenge for the day Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:55:45 EST Did you drink all of your water today? It is recommended that you drink 8-8oz. daily. Did you get yours in? Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:46:19 EST Daily Buddy Chat Here we can chat about anything we want. But please be respectful and do not judge others. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:36:49 EST First time here and would love to have a friend :D Hello! <BR> My name is Nadime. I am 20, on my way to 21 in January. Born and raised in Montreal and I love this city (except in the winter, holy crap, it's hell). I speak three languages and want to learn more. My passions are reading, writing, music, and anything art. I have spent the past year and a half working full-time as a fry cook to raise money for university and I am hoping to get into Political Science and become an expert on Middle Eastern culture and Human Rights (among other thin... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 22:10:40 EST Weight Loss Family Sil Vous Plait? Hello there! <BR> <BR> I'm Sha, no I'm not french. That's actually short for Shaheera. I'm from a little country on the coast of South East Asia called Singapore. I'm 19 and actually new here. I'm currently in my final year of school and I'm debating going back to pursue a degree or even moving on to work. <BR> <BR> So I'm sorta trying to get the hang of this whole thing, and the main purpose I'm here is to lose a ton of weight and get my sexy back. <BR> <BR> I'd love to meet a couple if n... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 13:23:06 EST Happy to be here... Hi! I'm looking for some buddies, if you're looking for one too, please feel free to add me as a friend. I'm 48 and motivated to lose some fat. I love coming to spark people, because nothing is more motivating than reading some inspiring weight loss stories. So...Where you are in your journey, I am here to offer support and encouragement. Let's do this together! Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:20:57 EST 30 yr old 235 pound girl needs buddies Hi im Emily, 30 years old and 235 pounds currently in need of buddies. I also have health issues such as tons of allergies <em>39</em> I love talking to people and would love to write to someone every couple days. drop me a line on my page and we can talk! <em>334</em> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:01:24 EST New girl! Hey I'm Sarah! I;m 18 and I need a buddy to motivate me because i'm lazy and i love food. Talk to me? Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:03:52 EST Introduction Hi, <BR> <BR> I"m new to the team and in need of a buddy. I need someone to help keep me accountable but also to help me navigate the SparkPeople website. Boy am I lost! <BR> <BR> A little about myself: I'm a 42 year old SAHM who also teaches a college level course on the side. My 2 boys are 4 and 11 months. I live in the Philadelphia area. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading, <BR> Maria Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:42:50 EST Soooo In Need of a Buddy in the Worst Way I'm Jackie and a couple of years back I was doing real good with my weight loss kicking it in the butt. Now, in 2013 I've gained almost everything I lost back. So disgusted with myself. I'm looking for someone or two or three etc to be a buddy so we can help each other be accountable. Someone that would be willing to exchange cells so if I'm about to lets say eat something I shouldn't would be there with encouragement. And, I can do the same. <BR> Looking for someone who wants to motivate an... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 10:34:42 EST Looking for a buddy I am looking for a buddy to keep me accountable. Would like someone to take this journey with me,,,,bounce ideas off of each other.....keep each other going. I'm just learning a lot of this so would like someone to help me learn or we could learn together. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 23:19:46 EST Text Buddy Hi, my name is Dawn and I live in Ontario California. Would love to find a text buddy for accountability and encouragement. I need to loose 50 to 60 pounds and need someone to share the ups and downs of dieting and working out. <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from you soon! Fri, 7 Jun 2013 00:09:52 EST New to the team Hi my name is Dawn. <BR> <BR> I need to loose 60 pounds to get to my goal. Looking for a mentor/workout pal to be accountable to. Anybody out there that can help me out.? Looking forward to working with someone soon. Mon, 27 May 2013 14:25:41 EST Hoping that Sparkpeople will really help... Good Morning all, I am new to sparkpeople, and am hoping this is my answer. I recently tried weight watchers, and gained 7 pounds in 7 days...I didn't even know that was possible. Losing weight is something I feel like I have spent a lifetime doing, and now I am looking to finally do it!! I want to lose weight and start living, even while I am still big. I feel like life has just passed me by, as I am one of those people who say "I will do that, WHEN I lose weight". So, no more "weightin... Mon, 27 May 2013 08:50:05 EST Looking for a weight loss partner Hi all, I've been off this site for a long time-but I've figured out that I can't do this without support, so I'm back and in need of help. I'm looking for someone who would like to be a weight loss buddy with me. I'm looking to lose about 40lbs by December (for my 30th birthday)-any one interested in joining me? <BR> <BR> -Far Sun, 26 May 2013 10:09:11 EST Find A Buddy (New Member) My name is Melanie Louise Jackson aka (grease31), <BR> <BR> I have joined, this particular Sparkgroup, as the title, susggest's 'Find A, Buddy' as even though, i have made, a few SparkFriends, already it would, be nice to, keep in touch, by Post (Writing Letter's, to each other, etc etc). <BR> <BR> If anyone has, any Advice Hint's, Information Tips etc, that they cud, give to me, i wud be, eternally gratefull as, God know's i, need all the, Bloody well help,!!!! !!!! !!!!, that i can, get ... Wed, 15 May 2013 12:23:25 EST Looking for a buddy Hi everyone, <BR> I just started on a journey to improve both my physical and mental health. I'm really dedicated to making changes in all aspects of my life and would like to get in contact with other motivated people here at spark. <BR> <BR> So step by my page and leave a message :) <BR> Maybe we can help each other to reach our goals. <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 May 2013 16:15:30 EST More newbies Hello all, I am new to spark and hoping to find some buddies to do this journey with. I am looking to lose about 50 pounds and do a marathon in the next 3 years. I love the idea of having people to encourage as well as have people encourage me as well. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:28:26 EST Need an Accountability Buddy! Name:Michele <BR> Age: 25 <BR> Weight to Lose: 150+ lbs <BR> Current Weight: 340 <BR> Location: Remote community in Manitoba, Canada <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a spark buddy, any age but around my weight or higher. I would like to be able to email through SP and personal email. I can't text because where I live there is no cell reception. I'm a food addict and need some accountability to keep me on track. I have been with SP for almost 7 years and through all the ups and downs I am back where... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 10:17:55 EST 22 & from South Dakota <BR> Hello, everyone! My name is Brenda and I would love a daily motivation/support buddy via text/email/facebook. I had used Spark a couple of years ago mainly because it was a great place to track both diet and calories, but I haven't been an active poster until now. <BR> <BR> I stopped going to the gym regularly (6 days a week) when my beloved gym closed 1.5 yrs ago & the other one in town wasn't nearly as nice and I tapered off until eventually I just stopped. I kept a relatively stab... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:48:05 EST Looking for support Good Morning, my name is Debbie. I have about 60 pounds to loose. I have been a member since 2008 and had lost all the weight but gained it back and then some after a very difficult point in my life. This past December things seemed to come together and 2013 started looking like the year to get things back on track. I know the things I need to do to get healthy but its the motivation and will power that set me back. My husband is helping alot but sometimes you just need someone else to talk ... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:27:24 EST I need a buddy Hello my name is Jeanette and I really need a buddy. I have nobody close who wants to work out or help keep me motivated or offer encouragement. Most of my female friends are slim and seem to be able to eat anything and not gain a pound. Most of my guy friends see me as the overweight little sister they pick on. I need someone who isn't afraid to push me along and who will be willing to help me see the good in loosing a pound or enjoying a healthy meal. Who will laugh with me and help me cele... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 13:22:20 EST I don't have a baby... but I want a buddy Hey, my name is Emily and I am looking for a Spark Buddy and am even open to texting, as long as we talk on here a little bit first. <BR> <BR> I do not have a baby. That seems to be a common theme on this support forum. I don't mind having a buddy with a baby, but I just wanted to let you know that I probably won't know the struggles of being a mom trying to loose weight. <BR> <BR> I am however <BR> <BR> -5'1" <BR> -Going to school and working both full time! PHEW! It's difficult <BR> - O... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 00:02:20 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:37:20 EST looking for a text/email buddy Hi, I'm 29 years old and have a 2 year old daughter. I put on a lot of weight while I was pregnant and started to lose after. But I quit my job to stay home with her and gained it all back and then some. I want to be back to where I was before I got pregnant or at least close to it. I am 199 lbs now, and I can't believe it. My ultimate goal is 129, and I'd love to have someone to talk to while I try to make it there. <BR> Michelle Mon, 7 Jan 2013 13:02:55 EST I'm new to the support boards Hello to all: <BR> I'm excited to be here. I joined SparkPeople last year, when I found the SparkPeople Diet and Food Tracker on my new iPhone and was making some of the yummy recipes. It wasn't until the beginning of this week, until I used the SparkCoach videos and and Forums. My goal is to lose 20 lbs and not yo yo up and down. I belong to the local YMCA and find that I exercise 3 times a week for 1/2 hour, I am able to burn right amount of calories for my fitness tracker goals. It s... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 22:05:30 EST anyone live in sac, or surrounding areas? like roseville, antelope, citrus heights, carmichael? i live on the edge of carmichael and sac right by the freeway so i can get just about anywhere fast. im looking for someone who might want to meet up and workout together. i need more challenge and im more likely to challenge myself if i have to keep up with someone. im free all day but i dont always have a car. however there is a cute little park right behind my apartments i like to go to that we could go to. theres also a slightly bigger... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 14:26:22 EST Looking for a buddy Hi there I am 26 - trying to loose 30 lbs - i am looking for somone who is wanting to loose weight and stick to it :) i need the help being accountable and I find sometimes ppl say they are going to stick it out with you but end up giving up a week later. I want someone who is going to txt,email and not give up on me or their goals :) <BR> msg me if you are interested :) Sun, 16 Dec 2012 15:53:13 EST Looking for support Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I live in Kitchener Ontario. I'm looking for someone to help keep me motivated and get back on track. I am 23 years old. About 3 years ago i lost 70 pounds and in the last year and a bit I have put 50 pounds back on. I cant seem to get restarted to lose the weight again and cant seem to stay committed. Looking for someone to text or email :) to keep each other motivated Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:08:15 EST What's Your Favorite Christmas (HOLIDAY) Activity? Hey all Spark friends... what do you think? Mine is putting the tree back up and lighting it up with all bulbs working! <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> Sun, 2 Dec 2012 13:44:27 EST Looking for buddy: Text, email, etc. Hello!! I am a firm believer that accomplishing a goal is easier when you have someone to support you. Its hard when you feel like your friends and family dont really get it because they arent over weight. I am looking for someone around my age (25) that is willing to be a true buddy. I want someone that is willing to text, call etc to hold each other accountable and be there as a friend. To talk about the struggles and the accomplishments. Send me a message if you are interested!! Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:36:15 EST Heeey! Hey everyone! <BR> I'm 20 years old and I weight 65 kg (143,3 lb). <BR> <BR> I'm a full time student and I used to be a very active person, but university started to fulfill my time! Then I started to gain weight without realizing it! <BR> I've been demotivated and tried to find a way to stay motivated and achieve my goal! That's why I've joined this community! <BR> <BR> I hope I can find some buddies who can keep me motivated :) <BR> Thank you all! Sat, 24 Nov 2012 06:03:30 EST Introduction Hi all. Ive struggled with depression for the last 15 years, During that time I have put on a lot of weight and have gotten to the mid 200s this is the highest Ive ever weighed and Ive decided I needed people to remotivate me. I have decided to train for a marathon in October of 2013. I need motivated friends to keep me going. I do plan to post on my spark blog, daily and hoping to shed a lot of this weight I have gained during this time. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:19:28 EST Looking for a friend I'm going to refocus my weight loss efforts in an attempt to reach my goals. I'm looking for a few friends who would like to encourage one another in our journey to a healthy and more fulfilling life. Tue, 6 Nov 2012 18:35:26 EST Recommited! Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Stacey and I'm a 28 year old pharmacist living in the Houston Area in Texas. I have yo-yo dieted as long as I can remember with little success. I am looking to finally find a way to the right weight, getting healthy and fit along the way. I have about 40-50 lbs to lose. Looking for any and all buddies to help support one another on our journey! :) Mon, 29 Oct 2012 08:38:08 EST Just had a baby...looking for an online buddy! Hi, I'm 23 and I just had a baby 7 weeks ago. I had finally reached my goal weight of 130 lbs. when I found out that I was pregnant...tear. After nine months of Oreo Birthday Bash ice cream, numerous bowls of cereal, and pineapple chunks I ended my pregnancy 30 lbs. heavier. I've lost 13 lbs. and I have another 17 left. I finally get to work out again (I had a c-section) and am ready to get my pre-pregnancy body back. I would love to find an online buddy to help me battle my food demon...I ca... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 00:30:51 EST looking for Sacramento buddy that can help I have an issue with motivation. it doesnt help i have medical issues that make it nearly impossible to lose weight. but i need to lose this weight to get the extra pressure off my joints and back since doctors think i may have my sisters spinal issues as well. and losing this weight will help with my breathing problems. my boyfriend does pretty good at keeping me accountable but he works all day and im home. i find myself a few times telling him i worked out when i didnt just so he will be h... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:50:34 EST Desperate for exercise buddies via skype!!!! Hi <BR> My name is Brandi ...I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! I just bought an elliptical machine which I just set up a few days ago and I can’t wait to start using it on a regular basis lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching me I will push myself to get done what I se... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 06:41:54 EST Lookin for a specific kind of buddy Hey! Name's Susan and I'm 25 yrs old. I'm currently moving and going to be looking for work but aside from that i got time on my hand. I'm lookin' for a male sparkbuddy { i just seem to get along with guys better}, who I can help motivate, as well as be motivated by in our journey towards our goals. <BR> <BR> I currently don't have a cellphone and spend a good chunk of my day online via skype, steam or aim. I'm a PC gamer and overall want to lose about 30 lbs. I'm open to messages instead o... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 14:17:24 EST Desperate For Online Exercise Buddies Via Skype!!! Hi <BR> My name is Brandi ...I'm new to this online support group and I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! I just bought an elliptical machine which I pick up in a few days and I can’t wait lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching me I will push myself to get done what I set... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 01:23:34 EST Hey yall, from Georgia!!! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm a 29 y/o female from the metro Atlanta area just looking for a workout buddy! <em>381</em> <BR> I'd love to have either an email buddy, FB bud, but it would be amazing to meet like minded people near by! <BR> <BR> I look forward to hearing for you guys and let's keep up the healthy way of life <em>213</em> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:10:31 EST Looking for Motivation Hello everyone! My name is Erin and I have been a sparkpeople member for a while, however I never really used the resources or followed through. I am fed up with feeling bad about myself and need to make a change. I do not have the best support system around me, at least when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, so I am hoping to meet some people that can keep me motivated and inspired and hopefully I can do the same for them. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 01:07:53 EST Would love a buddy in SF or online I live in the SF Bay Area. I'm towards the end of my journey and I have between 10-15 pounds to lose. I'd love to find someone to help me from binging. I would love some support especially from someone who has also lost weight. <BR> <BR> I'd like to find someone in my area who can meet up every once in a while but online buddies work great too! Sat, 30 Jun 2012 22:56:07 EST Hey! Hey everyone! I wanted to stop by and introduce myself. I'm Moriah. I'm soon to be entering my 3rd year of nursing school. I've finally decided to get a grip on myself image and live life to the fullest. I love just relaxing and hanging out with friends when I'm not working or doing school work. Music is a big part of my life and usually cant go a day with out it haha! I look forward working with you all as we work toward our goals. Good luck everyone! Also if anyone is looking for a buddy hi... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:54:13 EST Newbie Hi I'm Keri. <BR> I have used spark people in the past and am needing some motivation & support as of late. I recently moved from Phoenix to Minneapolis by myself in order to attend grad school in the fall. In the mean time I am trying to stay active, and not gain any depression pounds. I would love a workout or text buddy!! <em>283</em> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 18:04:11 EST Saint Louis Buddy? Online OK too! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Thrilled to be here! I'm Katie, and I'm looking for either someone local or online to share successes and failures. I've been on spark for awhile and I'm making very slow progress, but it's progress and that's all that matters. I have just concluded an awesome month where I lost 10 lbs (yay!!) for the first time in a long time, and I'm hoping it's just the first of many that I lose. I'm just under 300 lbs now, and have about 175-180 lbs yet to lose so I'm hoping to fin... Sat, 16 Jun 2012 23:45:14 EST Anyone interested in being penpals? Hi <BR> I am interested in finding some friends.......Not just weight loss buddies, but more like penpals to keep in touch on a regular basis, and have a long-term friendship. Of course I will be supportive and encouraging, as far as weight lose, but would like also like to share common interests, talk about family stuff, whatever is going on in our lives, etc. <BR> Anyone interested? Send me an email. <BR> Hope to hear from some of you. <BR> <BR> fluffybox Wed, 6 Jun 2012 20:52:39 EST Need an online Buddy! Hello all! I'm Jami and I'm looking for an online weight loss buddy. My significant other is pretty good about keeping me on track, but I really love to have someone here on the site be my buddy as well. <BR> <BR> I have lost weight many, many times in the past. I lost like 65 or so on WW back in the day. I think what kept me going was having to be accountable at the scale each week. I would prefer using this site, I like the tools and people more, so I am trying to get some accountability ... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 12:19:16 EST Weightloss Friends For Life I am intrigued by this site however I am not sure on how to go about getting it set up. I would most of all love to have a buddy/buddies to guide me through this and on my journey of success. I have lost 30 pounds since last Oct . I contribute this loss with the help of my nutritionist and healthy eating. I have a very bad knee that gets very swollen and stiff . I am waiting to see a specialist and was told 12 yrs ago i would need a replacement . Plus two disc gone in my back. I am a firm b... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 09:09:23 EST serious daily email bud wanted +70 lbs to loose Wanting a friend to email check and encourage each other. I am starting a 1200 cal. a day food biking is my exercise of choice. I need/want to be accountable and encouraging as well..but I desire someone to be dedicated to the eating plan they have chosen. to give me that boost I desire when I feel weak. And I will certainly do the same. I am 65 yrs old , a Christian, love for family and country is central in my life...other than eating. ha ha!! If you would be interested... Tue, 29 May 2012 17:39:15 EST Tracy Hello, <BR> This is the heaviest I've ever been & do not like it. Today I started eating better. Exercise will be a little slower as I'm healing from a minor toe surgery but I will try. I need to believe in myself. For too many years I've set myself aside & put others first. I'm a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend - I am many things to many people but I need to be something to Me. Mon, 14 May 2012 13:34:08 EST Starting P90X Looking for a Buddy I am looking for someone interested in motivating each other through the 90 days of P90X! I love the work outs and I love the results but I usually only make it to around P20X. I would really like to make it through the 3 months of work outs this time. I am hoping to find someone interested in doing it with me! I am looking for someone that is serious about it!! Sometimes i need to yelled at and I am more than willing to yell back if necessary ;-) I would like to start the 1st of May !!! Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:31:34 EST Need a check in/motivation buddy Hi My name is Kim and I'm 43 years old. I currently weigh 214 and I am tired of it. I have some health issues that prevent me from doing aerobic exercise, but the worse issue is the mental blocks that keep me from doing anything to improve my situation. <BR> I would love to find someone to share my experiences and to motivate me. Someone who is counting on me to do weigh ins, and to make progress. Someone to share thoughts and ideas as well as get tough if I am slacking off (and I will return... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:46:37 EST Bowie, MD Bilingual Buddy :) Hi there! <BR> <BR> I have been a member on SP for a couple months now and am just getting around to posting on here. I normally just hover and read others' posts, but I am starting to realize that I need more help with this thing than I thought. <BR> <BR> A brief bio of me: I am married with 3 children, I teach dance in the the public school system, I love reading and I am obsessed with anime and manga ;) <BR> <BR> I am looking for a workout buddy and I admit that I have oddly specific r... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 10:50:49 EST 350 lbs looking for serious buddy Hi. <BR> <BR> My name is Jen and I'm 36. I've been obese my entire life -- never thin, not once -- and morbidly obese most of my adult life. I started at 416 lbs and managed to lose 100 lbs -- diet and exercise -- on my own. I've gained 40 back. My friends are all supportive, but they don't understand what this is like, how this feels. I need someone of a similar weight who is serious about weight loss to go through this with me. I need someone who understands that at this weight, with a kne... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 11:52:51 EST Searching for a daily check in buddy Hello <BR> <BR> I have been using Spark off and on for a couple of years; I have finally made the commitment to weight loss. I am finding that I need someone to check-in / work with towards the mutual goal of weight loss. <BR> <BR> I am 48, married with 1 teenage son and small dog. I work the stereotypical government 9 to 5 job. I use Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest to find motivation, healthy recipes, blow of steam and inspiration . I can have a snarky sense of humor at times. I did Me... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 21:01:46 EST Wilmington, NC Buddy! Looking for a person I can work out with and help keep me motivated and vice versa. my fitness level is moderate to advanced. I dont have a gym membership because I just moved here, but I like to go to Hugh Mcrae Park and do some workouts such as jog/walk, jump roping, and anything else i can think of. Ive always done things by myself, but everytime I get close to my goal weight, i lose focus and gain weight back. I feel like as long as I try to keep doing this by myself, I will never reach m... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 13:35:29 EST hi Hi, <BR> I'm in my 20s and I'm struggling with binge eating. I would like a buddy that I could text/email to help me stay motivated and who I could help motivate when I feel the urge to binge... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:51:54 EST need extra motivation Hi everyone, I have been on Spark People for almost a month and have only lost 3 pounds, and that has see sawed the entire time. I lose a pound, I gain it back. <BR> <BR> Would love to have some ideas on what I might need to do to fix that problem. Also, could use a buddy to help support me and I would do the same for them, Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:12:59 EST gulf shores al buddy Hey everyone! My name is Samantha and I'm 22 looking for a friend that would like to walk/run with. I'm new to sp and trying to lose around 80 lbs. Who wants to join me :) Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:27:11 EST Brooklyn NY Buddy Seeking someone in the Brooklyn New York area who is interested in variety to keep it interesting. We can hopefully be supportive to each other and push one another to our respective goals. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:17:58 EST Looking for a buddy Hi...I'm married with 3 kids and need motivation to help me lose this unwanted weight. I feel like if I had someone to help me I could lose it so much faster and stick with it better. If you help me then I will help you. I would also like to have a buddy around the same weight as me so we could help each other get to our goal weight. Thanks :) Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:53:25 EST Totally ready to throw in the towel.... Hello allllll how are you??!! I hope life is finding you all well. My story short and to the point I am the biggest I have EVER been and I HATE it...I seemed to have gained 10lbs. from each of my kids that is permanent uggghhh thats 30lbs.....I want to loose about 60lbs. I have lost 10 and am STUCK!! Just had foot surgery on my left foot soooo thats no good then ended up with blood clots in lungs ...sp I am so limited as to what I can do know and I am still So hopefully I can ge... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 02:15:20 EST . . Thu, 8 Mar 2012 22:20:53 EST Needing a Buddy Hello, I am looking for a Support Buddy That is having issues or had issues with Overeating. I am an overeater and I love to eat. I see Food and I eat Food ALL Day. I eat when I am sad, stresses, angry, frustrated, Lonely...BUT most of ALL I eat even When I am not Hungry. I need to find Someone who can Relate to me, That I can Relate to and trust. Tue, 6 Mar 2012 08:12:24 EST Introduction Hi everyone - I just joined yesterday and am looking forward to interacting on the boards. I live in Olathe, KS and I would like to lose about 50 pounds. I have been successful at weight loss many times before and I have also been successful at gaining it back too! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> What I know is that I have been missing the exercise component of being healthy on my previous weight loss journeys. I have been exercising 5-6 times per week since January 10th but would like motivation t... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:14:44 EST Really needs a support/m otivation buddy! Hi everyone! My name is Kate, I'm 25 years old and I really need a motivation buddy. Since the start of college (2005) and afterwards I've been continually putting on weight. I've tried to lose it before, but always became discouraged or frustrated, and given up. I recently moved back to the States after teaching abroad and have made the decision that the weight needs to come off. I have realized it's not going to magically disappear or melt away, and how unhappy and insecure I've become with... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:20:24 EST Dedicated Sparkie looking for friends Hi spark people I am a Daily sparkgal & i am a 28 yr old woman from England, married with a 4 year old daughter <BR> very motivated and mainly positive person, very dedicated to getting fit and losing weight <BR> <BR> I have nearly 200lbs to lose still, I have lost 23lbs so far and would love to meet people on here who are motivated like myself so we can support and cheer each other on. <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:09:55 EST Looking for an Online Buddy! Hey all, <BR> I'm Imi, 18 years old, female, British, and new to this site. <BR> I've been overweight all my life, and now it's really beginning to take its toll. I'm 255 pounds, or just over 18 stone, and I'm starting University in September. I went to visit the place last week, and to my horror I discovered just how hilly the campus is. I went on an accomodation tour, and was sweating buckets and out of breath within the first ten minutes. In addition to this,I went to visit a friend at Uni... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 16:58:43 EST I really need to get a handle on my weight Hi everyone, <BR> I'm Amy and I'm almost 46 years old. Nice to meet you! <BR> <BR> I've struggled with my weight all my life. As an adult, I've weighed everywhere between 100 pounds and my current weight of 215. (UGH). <BR> <BR> I'm good at my job and really like it, but it consists of sitting at a computer for eight hours a day - not conducive to good health. And the more I sit, the lazier I get. <BR> <BR> I feel like I'm running out of time to lose weight. If I don't get it under control... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:22:56 EST Supreme 90 Day Hello everyone! <BR> I will be starting Supreme 90 Day workout on Monday April 9th. Would anyone like to buddy up with me on this? <em>34</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 10:04:19 EST help have gained weight since started exercising/improving my diet. now i'm try to talk myself into keeping up the exercise. any motivational pep talks welcome, i'm feeling down and worried i'll stop trying. i've lasted 3 weeks - longer than since i was in college, don't want to give up. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:41:09 EST Hello Just wanted to stop by & say hello & that I'm still here. I was sick but I got better & have beej working out & walking. Well going to go for now. If anyone wants to talk send me a message. Hope everyone has a great day! Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:51:22 EST Miss Noralee Goodevening everyone, I have just joined the Sparkpeople. Kind of new to this, I could use all the suggestions I can get! If any one has any let me know ! Fri, 24 Feb 2012 02:19:22 EST Being Buddies I posted this on buddy list but posting it here too in case it gets lost <BR> <BR> Hello, i am a wife and mother of 3. I am Australian though i live in the Netherlands. I need to loose about 54 kg /120 lbs roughly. Though i have broken the weight loss in sets. I am looking towards a new approach in weight loss, <BR> <BR> I am looking for a buddy who can be honest and tell me how it is. I want someone who can criticize and be criticized without taking it too much in offense but work on thos... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 04:49:20 EST new to spark people, not sure how or if it will he Hi there, My name is Cassandra i am a 28 year old mother of two. I joined this site at the recommondation of a fried of mine from exercise class. I am unsure as to how to use this site or if it will help but as i have tried everything else i am at a loss as to what to do. I was on weight watchers for a while and loved it but due to childcare restrictions and money i could not go anymore. i am looking to lose about30 pounds and maintain it. i have spent years with my weight bouncing up and do... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:40:17 EST new to group hello my name is Frances. Its been a long time since here on sparkpeople. I have been up and down on my weight loss journey. I am having major health problems and need to lose at least 30 pds for my hernia to be repaired. I try to get on here regularly. im a single mom of 4. only 2 are my bio kids. i also work fulltime and go to school. any lil bits of motivation will help Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:02:25 EST Looking for a buddy in the Amboy, Il area I am looking for a motivational buddy who can keep me on track. I love to eat and it is too tempting sometimes, and relaxing sounds much more fun then exercising sometimes, since my life is so busy and hectic! I would like to find someone that would be able to possibly get together and work out with me! 2 is better than 1 :) I am new to SP and have really been enjoying the experience so far! Hoping to find a buddy close to home! :) Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:24:56 EST want to be my buddy hi my name is nathalie and i will like to have people around me that know exactly was is to be overweight and that will be there to help me out when the stress and frustrations attacks i need to feel good and loss this weight but sometimes is like is to hard please help me out go threw this stage of my life Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:18:23 EST Looking for a friend I am in need of some motivation. I am 29 and am in desperate need of motivation. I lack it, very much so. I will hit snooze instead of getting out of bed to go work out. If anyone is interested in helping push me that extra little bit I would greatly appreciate it! Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:23:27 EST The new stressed kid on the block Im 30 years old, and I have been stressed to the hilt since I relocated and changed careers. As a result of the stress and newly busied schedule I have gained weight and acquired some not so good habits. I am trying to shift gears and this seems like a place to begin. Any advice from those who have been using sparkpeople for a while? Any tips on things locally (eg. classes, nice parks, rec activities, social settings that arent too tense) for a newbie? Mon, 20 Feb 2012 16:21:08 EST Looking for a Buddy Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Rebecca and I'm 24 yrs old. I'm looking for a buddy that not only can help me get my health on track but that I will also be able to motivate and encourage. I actually enjoy working out (you might not be able to tell by my weight) I do have problems with my eating habits. I've been Vegetarian since January 1, 2012 and still have not master the techniques in the kitchen so I tend to eat a lot of pastas and bread. Well enough about me. If you would like to buddy up... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 16:05:29 EST Hello from Sunny California My name is Rebecca. I'm currently 24 yrs old and I have a sedentary job from 8:30-5:30. My goal is to weigh 150.00 lbs by my 25th Birthday in August. I enjoy working out but have a hard time tracking what I eat. I'm looking for a buddy that will motivate me and help me stick to my goal. I would also love to help someone else reach their goal. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:31:56 EST hello from Canada new here for the last 3 weeks , still wonder how does this thing work so i am only doing a test . <BR> <BR> Serge Sun, 19 Feb 2012 21:14:25 EST New Hello, <BR> My name is Syl that is a young 43 yr old with two Grandchildren and a loving Husband and two beautiful Boston Terriers. Wanting to lose 30lbs just not able to motivate myself Help! Sat, 18 Feb 2012 21:37:56 EST Hi Everyone Hello everyone my name is Stefanie Simmons. I'm 21 years old and have a really great husband. I joined to help me lose wieght. As of right now I am 225lbs, I'm really hopeing that I can get down to 175 and then 135 :) Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:11:18 EST Glad to be here ! Hello, I'm Jen, from Northern California. I just joined SparkPeople (well, not for the first time, but for the last time! ;-) . I have decided since turning 50 that there's no more time to be wasted, that I really am going to learn what it means to try hard at something, and first on the list is my physical status. I set as a motivational goal to Find A Buddy, so I am here, looking to find one (or more than one!)... so that together we can help. <BR> <BR> I live in the mountains of the ... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:05:06 EST WHAT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF? <em>41</em> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:30:24 EST Looking for a friend My name Me`Chelle. I am 51 years old, and looking for a friend to travel this weight loss path with. This is my first day, and I'm just getting started. But my weakness is night eating. I need someone to hold me accountable and not be afraid to tell me to not to eat and be strong. <BR> I have diabetes also and this year is my year to change my eating habits and exercise more. I am determined to lose this weight, and with the help of God and a good buddy we will all succeed. <em>303</em> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:46:30 EST New & a little shy My name is Molly and I am a little shy when it comes to these things. I am trying something new with hopes that this will help me lose the weight I really want to get rid of. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:56:53 EST New and needy! I keep saying I need to lose weight but never stick to it. I really need to make this happen. Unfortuantely I don't have support around my house that works for me. I need someone who can understand that I work full time, go to school online full time and have a 13 year old and a 7 month old baby as well. I really need to get my life turned around and health is a major player. I need to lose weight (57 lbs) and get my blood pressure in check. Motivation would be great! Someone to check in and ... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:56:44 EST Brenda0619 Hi all, I have been with SP for just a week and have stayed with it longer than any other plan I have started. I feel great and have stuck to my plan each day. I feel that I have a personal trianer with me at all times on this plan. I am 52 years old and my goal is to be healthy for myself and my family. I am married to the love of my life, Bob and I have a wonderful daughter and 3 beautiful grandchildren. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:03:52 EST Weightloss Buddy Hey I'm Katelyn and I'm 19 years old and am in college. I have about 100 pounds to loose and anyone looking for a buddy that is similar to my story please message me. I think having someone to confide in and help through the way will make this experience a lot easier and keep me on track. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:41:28 EST Hi there :) Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Felicia and I'm 22yrs old. I'm planning on joining the navy at the end of this semester (in May) but I have about 35lbs to lose.I've used sparkpeople before and lost 50lbs and gained about 20 of it back when I started working again. I'm really motivated to lose the rest of this weight and for good!! I'm more than happy to make friends and love sharing tips, ideas, recipes, so please don't hesitate to add me!! Go uS! <em>9</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:19:14 EST back again! Hello! <BR> <BR> I am returning to SparkPeople to continue my lifestyle change. I'd love a buddy to chat with about our goals. I recently moved to the West Coast so I am bit lonely and would love some support. I've found some amazing people on SparkPeople before and am looking forward to it again! Sat, 11 Feb 2012 19:11:03 EST Hello Hi, I'm new to the team and looking to find an email buddy to help keep me on track. My name is Jackie and I'm 41 years old. I'm trying to lose 20 pounds by June 1st. <em>213</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:42:47 EST Looking for a email buddy I am a 20 yr old female. I am aiming to loose around 70pounds so would prefer someone within that range of weight loss. I would like someone who I can exchange emails with daily more then once a day would be great =) someone who I can loose the pounds with and help through the low points in weight loss. I hope someone out there is interested in loosing weight with me. Wish everyone all the best on a healthier you. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 08:37:22 EST Not new, just starting over Hello, my name is Tammy and I need to lose at leasr 150 pounds to get healthy. I am not new just starting over I lost my information a couple months ago. I just had an endoscopy and the dr said most of my problems are because of my obesity. I have gerd, acid reflux. I hope to get reaquainted with the members of the community and hoping to find some spark buddies that I can share my motivation with. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 23:01:41 EST Hello.... Hi Everyone, I'm 53 and recently retired. I've got a 22 year old daughter who is now out on her own. It's time to focus on me (boy, that's hard to say) I've had a weight problem (always 15-30 pounds over weight) my whole life. I've got about 30 pounds to lose and I think it's about time to do something about my weight for the long term. Of course, that's much easier said than done.... I'm nervous and trying to be very positive about my ability to do this. But.... I've tried so many times befo... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 13:23:45 EST Hello.... Hi Everyone, I'm 53 and recently retired. I've got a 22 year old daughter who is now out on her own. It's time to focus on me (boy, that's hard to say) I've had a weight problem (always 15-30 pounds over weight) my whole life. I've got about 30 pounds to lose and I think it's about time to do something about my weight for the long term. Of course, that's much easier said than done.... I'm nervous and trying to be very positive about my ability to do this. But.... I've tried so many times befo... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 13:14:48 EST New Hey I'm Brittany I recently moved to a new state and decided it was now or never to hit my weightloss goals. I am 23 years old, and gained my weight in college and while dating a previous boyfriend who was overweight. I have recently joined a gym, gained a trainer, but need to tackle my eating habits. I want to enjoy my 20s and stop hiding behind all my friends! Overall, I started in Decemeber @ 202; I'm at 189 right now. I want to be down to 135 by my 24th birthday 9/11/12. <BR> <BR> I am l... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 16:10:50 EST SF ISO SP Buddy Hi!! I'm looking for an email/text buddy for support, motivation and accountability. I live in Brooklyn, NY but location is not an issue. I'm open to anyone and everyone and would like to be a buddy in return. Mon, 6 Feb 2012 14:26:18 EST New Beginings Hey Everyone! I am so happy that I have decided to join this group! I hope that I can meet a lot of new people! I am excited to be on board and working towards my goals! Sat, 4 Feb 2012 17:19:58 EST Just getting started I've been off and on deiting and I truly belive this time will be the last. I am truly ready to change my life. I found this site and I'm so ready to try it. I'm setting small goals for the fist stage and I'm going to knock them down every day:) I'm so excited to meet new ppl that are going through the same things I am. I can't wait to make new friends Sat, 4 Feb 2012 17:15:24 EST New Hi all Fri, 3 Feb 2012 09:53:42 EST Hello Everyone My name is Kachills,I 'm 27 years old from Nigeria.I was born fat!I grow up fat!....I 'n still fat.U guys need to understand that for a country that encourages plumpness,being considered fat is a very big deal.I wasn't too popular at school;no wait! I was popular at school(the fat girl!).I sort of stumbled to this site and I decided to try it,My plan is to walk off the weight, which I v already started(Every inch of of legs hurts after my walk)Maybe later I ll add skipping and situps.... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 03:01:37 EST Looking for a friend for motivation (email/msging) About me: <BR> 18, aiming to lose 20-30lbs, enjoys exercise, struggles to eat right. <BR> Basically I'm looking for someone who has similar eating problems.. particularly sugary snacks. So we can whinge about the temptations and keep each other motivated ;p <BR> <BR> Send me a msg if you also want motivation :) Thu, 2 Feb 2012 23:10:55 EST KMBonHERway Looking for any encouragement or real-life stories to keep me motivated to lose 46 pounds! So tired of being tired. I walk 20 minutes a day @ lunch, attend a yoga class weekly and have a gym membership, but on most days I don't drive to the gym! My biggest obstacle is evening binge-eating. Main goal is to lose pounds to be healthier, but planning a trip to Hawaii later this year and would love to be wearing smaller sizes and not have to constantly worry about how my stomach looks! Thu, 2 Feb 2012 19:20:20 EST new to this type of help Hello, My name is Angela, I am new to trying this type of help with weight loss. I really do not have a lot of motivation but I decided that I have put on too much weight in the last year. I noticed that my back was hurting, my sides hurt and I could just feel the weight pulling me down. Even my pregnancy clothes are tight on me (she is 2 now). I have spent the last 6 months next to my husband at the hospital and doctor appointments due to finding out he had Leukemia. When I am not with him I... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:26:24 EST Hello!! So what brings you all to Spark People??? Hello All, <BR> <BR> I'm Lucy and I'm currently studying economics at the University of Amsterdam. I'm new to spark people and I'm really hoping it will help me get motivated. I like the idea of tracking what I do aswell as hearing stories from people that are or have been in my situation - to be honest in quite low at the moment. <BR> <BR> The last two years I've been quite depressed and comfort eating and I've stopped going to the gym and as a result I've put on over 20 kilos (to my hor... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:44:41 EST Hi, I'm new to SparkPeople New to the site and the method. I live in Rock Hill, SC. I'm trying to get my weight down out of the obese range, so I need to loose about 50 lbs. I've signed up to walk in a 5k fundraiser in a few months, so I'm trying to get into shape for that. Where I work has the hallways marked off so that four circuits is a mile, so I don't have the excuse of bad weather not to walk. I'm visually impaired and don't drive, and since I'm trying to save money, I am trying to workout at home. I tend ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:21:24 EST Hi, I'm new Hello all. Just a quick shout out to everyone out there. I just recently joined the community and am so excited to get started. If there are any pieces of advice, cool facts, or anything else that you would like to share, I would really appreciate it. Thanks a million! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:43:59 EST Good morning all I am brand new to Spark. 52 year old male with 100 lbs to lose... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:05:23 EST New to Sparkpeople Hi! I'm new to the site, joined on Friday. It will take me a while to get to know it because I don't have a lot of time to spend online. I've had a weight issue all my life. I've done well with Weight Watchers in the past, but I can't afford it right now. The one thing I have learned is that I have to track my food intake, or I start gaining. Little by little, you forget about that extra couple of crackers you had or two pieces of chocolate you snagged out of the candy dish. Time is rea... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 21:10:56 EST Joined today! Hi, just found the site. Living in South Wales, UK and would like to find a buddy or two from UK or overseas, to help me on my latest - and hopefully most successful - weightloss journey! Lots to lose! <em>41</em> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 05:56:55 EST hello i am new here i just joined spark people about 1 hour ago. I am learning alot about healthy eating and exercises. Don't know what to really type because I am nervous, I have never been apart of an online community before. I need to lose alot of weight, over 100 pounds. I joined some teams but some of this seems so overwhelming to me. This website looks so inviting in some ways and so intimidating in other ways. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:09:36 EST A New Me! HI! Just returned from my yearly doctor appointment....Overwhelmed!!! Over weight, Cholesterol up to HIGH and Blood Pressure on the incline as well. Welcome to Old Age!! BUT, it's time to do something about it... So, hence, here I am introducting myself to begin a New Me! I will take all the help I can get..... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:21:23 EST Need a motivation Buddy I have a lot going on right now. I have a stressful job, just got out of a relationship, and trying to raise my 11 yr old son the right way. Weight loss has been a big issue for me for a long time. I just need someone to motivate me, hold me accountable, and maybe even exercise with me. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:29:24 EST looking for a buddy to text or email Would prefer someone who has LOTS to lose. I have over 100-150 pounds to lose so I'd like to have someone that knows that experience. Just need some accountability. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:04:21 EST Looking for a buddy Hey Everyone, <BR> Im Mary and a new mom to Liam who is almost 8 months. I am looking to lose about 28lbs by summer. I live in LA in the SFV so if anyone is near by send me a message. (guy or girl doesnt matter) Thu, 26 Jan 2012 01:01:22 EST Looking for a Buddy!! I'm looking for a buddy to keep me motivated and uplifted about the gym and my diet. I need a drill instructor basically lol.. Unfortunately I am not great with discipline and I'm looking for someone who can help with that. However, I'm great with motivation, and know what's right and wrong to eat. I'm looking for a buddy to balance this out, and I can help you as well!!! Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:07:37 EST in search for friends/buddy I am a mother of 3 boys, happily married for 15+ years. I am considered "obese" in my weight catagory. I KNOW that I need to lose weight, no doubt about it and think that having someone to motivate me would be a plus. In turn I want to be able to motivate them. HAPPY WEIGHT LOSS, the beginning of a great friendship... <BR> prayers, <BR> <em>306</em> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:16:12 EST Hello!! I am looking to drop 30 lbs in a respectable amount of time. I will take any suggestions, ideas, comments, and criticism. I look forward to reading blogs, and following people to help me along my journey!! Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:13:54 EST Needs a lot of help. Hi, my name is Stacey. I had my third daughter eight months ago and have gained almost 50 pounds since I had her. I actually only gained 5 pounds with her then lost 35 after I had her, but it came back on fast. All I have wanted to do since then is eat. I hope I can finally get the motivation to lose the weight before I get any heavier. Here's to a new year and a new me. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:01:25 EST Looking for Accountability Partner Hi my name is Dan I'm 48, work at hospital on medical surgical unit. <BR> I'm married to my High School sweetheart for 30 years. Have 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren. I'm a lover of ALL genres of music but I play Ambient professionally. <BR> Have many different instruments and about 300 different world flutes. <BR> I need to drop another 55-60 pound and would like to have someone who is committed to keep me accountable . I would do the same for you if you'd like. I have my goals list... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:36:06 EST Accountability and Support Hello all. <BR> I am looking for a buddy to help me stay accountable and check in every day(or at least often). I am 43, married with 2 boys (12 & 13) and live in central Michigan. <BR> I need to lose 50 pounds and am running a 5K on St Patrick's Day. I would love to have someone to check in with and give/ receive support on those days that it is just so hard to keep going. I am determined to make a positive change in my life and would love to have some company on the journey! I just star... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:21:46 EST Time to make me first! Hey There, <BR> <BR> Well here I am again on some new weight loss journey which seems to be the story of my life. <BR> <BR> I am a 26 year old living in Australia and here to make a change for myself. I have 22kgs-25kgs/55lbs to lose. <BR> <BR> In simple words I am making myself my number one priority for the year ahead. This is going to be a change for me, a lifestyle change. <BR> <BR> I will need help along the way so yell out and join my page and we can motivate each other!! <BR> <BR>... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 04:52:28 EST meterreader2 hi, i am looking for someone to go thru this with me i live in tenenneess where i live i have no friends so i have gained weight due to bordem plus i quit smoking 3 months ago so that put some weight on me too, so now i have to loose 40 pounds and i would like if someone out there would like to go thru this journey as well if they need to loose weight as well Sat, 21 Jan 2012 20:59:33 EST Hi everybody. My name is Jessica. It's nice to meet you all. Here is my story. I came here hoping I can get a little info and support to help me get rid of some extra pounds I gained when I stopped smoking. I have gained 30 lbs in the last 5 months. I'd like to loose 20 of them. I found out that smoking wasn't the only reason for my weight gain. I researched some new medicine I had been taking and I learned that rapid weight gain was one of the major side effects. I wasn't told this by the Dr who perscribed it and it was desc... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 02:01:39 EST Hi everyone Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am 28 years old. I do not have a scale so I am unaware of how much I weigh. However, I do know I have a considerable amount of weight. My stomach is uncomfortably bigger. So are my thighs. I am an emotional eater too. What makes it harder is my partner is a cop so his shift work makes it more difficult for me to maintain a healthy sleeping schedule. I am tired of my gradual increase in size. I am ready to stop and reduce it. I am ready to feel better and great about ... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 06:20:55 EST I am new to this whole thing!!! My name is Leslie I am 32 and a mother of 3 girls! After my last baby I got the baby blues and gained weight instead of loosing it! I am a comfort eater!! I have finally snapped out of my blues and want to get back into shape but have no idea where to start!! Any advice? Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:10:00 EST Hi There Hello; New at Spark Can I find a group to do physical fitness San Diego Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:53:09 EST Looking for a CLARION, PA buddy! My name is Sarah. I live in Clarion, PA and am looking for a SparkPeople buddy in their 20s or younger (around my age) interested in seriously getting healthier and in music. <BR> <BR> I like to walk, jog, and bike. I enjoy working out at the rec center on campus. Sparkmail me! Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:55:28 EST Buddy Needed---Apply Within I say this every year but this year needs to be THE year for my weight loss. No more dancing around the issue. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a Sparkbuddy that is committed, focused, fun, and overall a good pep-talker. I'm great pep talker for anyone but myself haha. I'd like to find someone to keep in contact with on a near daily basis thru text, emails, video chatting, phone calls, etc. If you don't have unlimited text messaging then you will hate me lol. <BR> <BR> A little about me, I'm 27, h... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 04:52:56 EST Hello Today is a new day & a day to get stuff done. I just want everyone to know that I'm going to try my best to be here for you if you need a buddy or whatever you want to call it. Look we can do this. We're all on this journey together. It might get bumpy at times but we just have to hold on tight. I have my down times too but I'm trying to stay positive. Well I hope everyone has a great day! Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:28:10 EST Looking for a new friend! Hi, <BR> My names Angela-Rose (Ang), I'm 27 years old, from Nova Scotia, Canada, and live with my amazing hubby Jesse. We have lots of adorable pets that we rescued well I was working at a small pet store around here. <BR> I now run my own daycare, and spend my days chasing after four toddlers, and part time I help my mother at her animal boarding kennel. <BR> I love curling up with a book, writing, knitting, photography, baking, animals, horse back riding, camping, spending time outdoors, f... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:15:18 EST Please be my Buddy Hi I would love to have a Buddy that will help keep me motivated and I will do the same for you. <BR> <BR> I seem to start out ok but end up discouraged as I seem to lose weight slowly or not at all. As I have mobility problems I cannot seem to get the exercise needed to help boost weight loss. <BR> <BR> I live in Milton Keynes England with my husband. <BR> I have a married son and no children at home. <BR> Interests are <BR> Reading: Historical fiction,Horror, Fantasy,Mystery <BR> Knittin... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 06:47:11 EST work night shift need a friend I work at a hospital n work night shift I love my job and wouldnt change it. As of now my husband is working out of town dont ever see him, so I am here by myself with my two boys brayden that is 4 and tyler that is 6. they both go to school so that is when I am asleep. I usually get home about 8 am and have to get up by 1 pm to get brayden off the bus. I work all that I can right now just to help out with the bills. I used to work out after work at the gym in the hospital and I felt great I ... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 05:20:57 EST work 7pm -7am and I need a buddy with these hours I work at a hospital n work night shift I love my job and wouldnt change it. As of now my husband is working out of town dont ever see him, so I am here by myself with my two boys brayden that is 4 and tyler that is 6. they both go to school so that is when I am asleep. I usually get home about 8 am and have to get up by 1 pm to get brayden off the bus. I work all that I can right now just to help out with the bills. I used to work out after work at the gym in the hospital and I felt great I... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 09:43:51 EST Jessica Needs A Buddy! Hi all :) I am Jessica, a 26 year old married mother of 2 daughters. Since my youngest daughter was born I have been committed to getting this weight off. I am looking to lose about 75lbs to start. I love to read, all things Disney, movies (old and new), and most importantly my family. I am looking for a SparkBuddy to help keep me motivated and accountable. I am really good (usually) with returning SparkMail. I would love to have someone to talk to, not only about the trials and tribulations ... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 08:35:22 EST Looking for a buddy that WANTS accountability 2 Hi - My name is Seanna. I am a 35yo Stay-at-home-mom. I have yo-yo'd through the years of having kids and now find myself miserable with how I feel and how I look. <BR> <BR> I joined Sparkpeople a long time ago and was about 5lbs from goal weight. Then I changed my daily routine and gained it all back plus more. Now I need to lose about 25-30lbs. <BR> <BR> I am so embarrassed, but I know that I have to quit making excuses and do it! I have determined that I am a binge eater and suffer fro... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:57:04 EST Introduce and Locate Sparks Buds! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Welcome to "Buddy" locator! We are so glad you are here! <BR> <BR> I've received emails from many of wishing to sync up with a Buddy to begin or enhance your journey. Post your connection desires: Email or phone contact, how often you would like to connect/respond, and what your goals are so others can try to align with you. If you are new to the site, be sure and setup your SparkPage and provide some background information. <BR> <BR> For those of you still searc... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 15:29:44 EST Lake Elsinore, CA I'm looking for someone to walk with. You can live in Murrieta, Wildomar, Sun City and other cities that are close by to Lake Elsinore. <BR> <BR> I am 48 years old. I workout and jog at least 6 days a week. I am looking for someone to walk in the early afternoon a couple days a week. Wed, 5 Oct 2011 16:54:15 EST Looking for a friend Hi my name is Amy. I have been over weight most of my life and am very familiar with the roller coaster that is weight loss. I have tried almost every crazy diet out there all with initial success followed by huge failure. I have about 100 pounds to lose. I have "started" too many times to count only to give up again and again. I am a nurse and a mother of 3 which translates to taking care of everyone else in the world except me. I am desperately wanting to get out of this hole that I fi... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:50:57 EST Hey Hi! My name is Kathy. I am from Washington Heights in New York City and I am looking for a workout buddy. I am hoping to link up with someone who would be committed to doing a p90x workout 6 days a week. I have over 60 pounds to lose and find that it easier for me to workout when I have someone to workout with. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 15:13:10 EST Looking for an Alaskan buddy I live in Alaska so I am looking for a buddy that doesn't neccissarilly have to be in the same town but someone who could log on and email on what we did and what we ate and ups and downs for support. I am looking for someone in Alaska so they can understand the unique climates and weather we have up here. Feel free to email me if this fits you. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:45:27 EST Looking For Some Support I am new to sparkpeople and I would really love to find some people that would encourage me along this journey. I have about 100 lbs to lose and it just seems like such a huge number that is soooo far a way. I just want my life back and I have to start somewhere. <em>30</em> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 14:26:18 EST I Need of a workout Buddy Hello all. I a, searching for a workout buddy. I live in Poughkeepsie, NY but I also wouldn't mind someone to workout with virutally Cam 2 Cam using SKYPE or Ooovoo. This is my form of accountability. If I can't get anyone in person I will settle for the Cam 2 Cam lol. Any takers Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:48:56 EST Walk with me ;) My goal is to do 10,000 steps on my wii board a day. I am looking for a friend and support person to either text/email me and we can talk about our work out for the day and how it went. I am also looking for someone to just lean on when I need it for motivation. I am looking for a friend and not just someone to talk to you know? Wed, 15 Jun 2011 01:23:01 EST You are worth it!! Hi <BR> <BR> I have joined this team to give and receive support for/from the those who do not have other supports and need someone to be an honest and positive support. I would like to share with individuals who desire to grow to be healthy, strong, and happy. Besides a healthy weight and exercise routine, positive emotions and mental health are important. I need a buddy. <BR> Thanks for listening <em>30</em> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 14:44:49 EST Hello! Newbie here looking for support buddy... Hello. I recently decided that this was the time I would lose weight... I am around 40-50 lbs overweight and I would like to lose most of that by November when I turn 30. The problem is that I do not have much of a support network. My husband loves to indulge me and my friends are all the sort that have accepted their weight, even those friends that are significantly overweight aren't doing anything about it and just tell me not to stress about it when I bring it up (which isn't often and is ... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 14:26:33 EST Looking for a buddy! I have lost and gained back about five times now and this time has been extremely challenging to even get the first five off. I'm looking to lose 60 lbs. <BR> I'm a very busy mom with two boys and don't have a lot of time to myself. Finding time (and the motivation) to exercise is hard. <BR> I would love to find someone the 'pen pal' with... Mon, 16 May 2011 13:18:41 EST Need a buddy. I would like to find someone who has lost or is losing around 70 lbs that will encourage my journey and I them. Thanks. <em>213</em> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 16:09:24 EST Hi everyone Hello, I'm Lizzie. I'm 32 and live in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North of England. I'd like to lose around 28 lbs. I'm just back after a break - I did well (and loved/ obsessed over this site) in the first few weeks, then I fell off the wagon when I suffered a family bereavement and haven't been logging in. But I'm back now. I do think it would make it easier if I had a buddy with similar aims/ experiences for some reciprocal motivation and an extra reason to log in and feel connected with o... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:44:04 EST I know this is OT but can you all please pray!!! Can u all keep all the parties involved in ur prayers n thoughts!! This is my best friend since jr high n her husband. <BR> /my-brother-in-law-and-sister/13803756 <BR> 9602895 They don't hold a grudge toward the other driver it was an accident that could have happened to anyone of us. They were out Celebrating their Anniversary with a ride. They had two young children almost 11 n 9. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Vickie <BR> <BR> <BR> She has lost a kidney... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:44:31 EST looking for a buddy Hello. I need to get in better shape for my health. I could use an on-line buddy to help motivate each other and keep each other on track for fitness and food goals. <BR> I have put on a lot of weight over the winter and have not been exercising. I need to get back to working out at least 3x/week and eating better. <BR> I'm 45 yrs old, the mother of 2 boys and work part-time. <BR> It's hard for me to fit in the exercise with a busy life-but I have to make myself a priority! <BR> <em>4... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 13:05:31 EST Buddy Rec Center Hey Team, <BR> We just got a new pool in and all kinds of games. So let's have some fun or if you prefer we can just sit and chat about what's on your mind today! <BR> <BR> LouLou Tue, 5 Apr 2011 13:02:41 EST Ideas on improvements for this team What would you like to see or have on this team? I would like your input. <BR> I was thinking about a Buddy lounge!! A place where all can go to chat and inspire and get inspired. <BR> Let's get together and make this the best team ever. I know we can do it!! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> LouLou Tue, 5 Apr 2011 10:41:33 EST Do "log in points" Squats If you got 2 pts on the wheel today then do 2 squats. Please post what you spun today so we can cheer each other on. <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <em>250</em> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 00:09:23 EST Want a Buddy List Please post here if you are looking for a buddy. Give as much information that you are comfortable with. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Team leader LouLou Tue, 5 Apr 2011 00:03:02 EST List Flowers A - Z Aster Mon, 4 Apr 2011 23:38:29 EST Just do it - together Hello, <BR> I am new to the community, but I like it here and I am looking for a buddy (or buddies) who wants to get into a healthier life with me. It's always nice to have someone who motivates you and cheers you up, I would be glad to do this with you, together... <BR> <BR> I am female, 34 yrs old, from Austria and you can find out more about me on my sparkpage, <BR> would be great to hear from you, <BR> Gabi <BR> <em>126</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 12:31:30 EST Late 20 something F looking for support.... Hi, <BR> <BR> I am going to try really hard not to make this look like I want ad. <BR> <BR> I'm in my late 20s and have been heavy all my life. I have recommitted to losing weight and I know full well that having support as well as rooting for someone else would increase my success (and hopefully yours). I'm pretty easy going and just looking for someone who would understand the struggles weight loss can bring. <BR> <BR> Send me a SparkMail and let me know if you need the same! <BR> <... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 22:47:40 EST New to the team from Maine. Looking for buddies I am a 33 year old single mom to Kimberly 3 years old. I work full time for a bank. I am new to this team and hoping this is the final time dieting for me. I am looking for buddies and people to encourage and support one another along the way. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:41:25 EST I AM BACK!!!!!! Well after moving so far into the boonies I can now have an internet connection that is not dial-up - oh man does it feel good lol. Anyway - I have gained about 40 lbs over this period and it is now time to take my life back. I really could use all the help and support that I can get - I am a stress eater and my man is a constant muncher - who likes me to munch with him - eek. Anyway - anyone willing to buddy with me would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks - Debbie Tue, 22 Mar 2011 11:27:30 EST In need of lots of support.... Hi. I just joined today and I am need of a great buddy. I can not afford to go to WW meetings so it would be nice to have someone to correspond with when the times get tough. I have been having a lot of them. I hope there is someone out there that would like to help me in this very tough journey. Sat, 26 Feb 2011 19:07:39 EST Any"body" want a buddy? I am a single mom of a beautiful five year old girl who teaches 29 fourth graders all day long. YIKES I know!! I've been trying to lose this baby belly for the past five years (on and off). I've lost all the weight I'd like to lose- give or take 5 pounds, but really need to tone up my abs and arms. I'm a cardio fanatic who just started ChaLEAN Extreme this past weekend. I need some buddies to help keep me motivated and accountable!! Fri, 25 Feb 2011 21:20:40 EST Joined and ready for a buddy I've been crusing in here the past 2 weeks and want to make a commitment to myself, but I would like to have a buddy to get through this together. I'm a female, over 50 and need to lose a MINIMUM of 60 pounds. Can't wait to meet some new people and buddies. <BR> <BR> Roxiedae <em>306</em> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 19:24:42 EST Anyone need a buddy? Hi everyone! I'm new to the team and would like a buddy. I live in the middle of nowhere (New Mexico) so I am happy just to find internet Spark Buddies. I'm 24, married, and I love to read. I'm also trying to get myself in the gym a lot more and learn healthier recipes. If you'd like to be buddies, let me know :-) <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:42:34 EST Looking for a buddy/Hoping to motivate others! Hi there, <BR> I've been on SP since 2008, but have recently started being more active on the site. I'm looking for a buddy (or a few :) ) who will motivate me and remind me that this is a process and takes time. I am active on my sparkpage, and would love input to anything that I'm doing. I hope to offer the same to anyone else in need of the same! <BR> <BR> Glad to be back! Mon, 14 Feb 2011 20:34:56 EST Queens girl looking for a buddy! Hi I am looking for a buddy! Someone to help me get through the monthly cravings. I really am looking for someone to talk to or text so we can really help one another lose weight and stay motivated. If interested please contact me thanks. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 14:59:19 EST Started on Monday. Hello. I'm Char. I'm 22 and a newlywed. I would love to find a buddy. I'm trying to lose 185 lbs. I lost 10 lbs before I got married, but I've gained in all back. Hopefully I can meet someone cool :) Tue, 8 Feb 2011 22:53:02 EST Tired of Going It Alone!...Want to be My BUDDY? Hey! <BR> <BR> My name is Jenny and I am 23 year old girl from SC. I currently live in VA with my fiance and 2 crazy dogs. I joined this group because I definitely am an emotional eater! I can identify with Hurly in LOST if anyone watches that show? lol! I suffer from extremely low self confidence :( . It is a rare day that I am able to look in the mirror and think that I look good. I currently am 184 pounds but I fluctuate A LOT depending on my mood, how much sleep ive had, the last thing ... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 16:07:09 EST Anyone from Southern California? I live in Lake Elsinore. I am an avid walker and I thought it would be fun to find a buddy. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> Sat, 5 Feb 2011 13:31:14 EST hello looking for a buddy in sacramento carmichael Hey everyone! <BR> My name is Ally and I'm searching for a friend or two that lives somewhere around Sacramento/ carmichael area that may want to meet up and walk or something. I don't really like walking alone but my boyfriend complains the whole time about how walking is to much work so I have no one to go with. <BR> I'm 20 years old, I talk a lot but also entertaining lol. If anyone wants to email or im or even text shoot me an email here and ill send my info. <BR> <BR> Thanks all Sat, 22 Jan 2011 12:38:49 EST Any FLORIDIANS HERE??? LQQKING for buddy in FLA Well, heeeey! LOL....If your a fla folk you and I need to talk but, lets get the whole I'm this way your that way first that way we both know we will get along wonderfully ;) <BR> I'm a mother of a 7yr old son, I write poetry, love singing, have a bit of a foul mouth but, it is controllable. I love working out especially boxing or kick me own bag too :) yayh! I am chatty, I do like to talk, but, if I'm talking to someone who is "the quiet type" it'd never work, feed back is a mus... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 20:22:15 EST Looking for a buddy in or around Cleveland Ohio I would love to find a buddy to help keep me motivated and have someone to relate to when times get a little tough. Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:13:06 EST Looking for an email buddy Hi, I'm new to SP and looking to lose about 80 pounds. I would love to have an email buddy (or several) for encouragement, motivation, recipe swapping, etc. Anyone interested? Drop me a line at Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:06:56 EST I'm new from North Carolina I would like to stop by and introduce myself to everyone. My name is Bailey and I am so excited to be a new member . I joined SP IN October/2010. I found the interaction and meeting new friends on my journey have been such a great help and motivation. Would love to make some new friends so stop by my page and say hello! <em>223</em> ... Take care Bailey Sun, 16 Jan 2011 18:01:21 EST Hello From NEW YORK Hey all my name is Margarita I am 23 and live in queens, ny. Since sept 2010 I have lost 38lbs so far want to lose about another 70 at least. I don't really have people to work out with or keep me motiviated so its been hard so I hope to make a few new friends on here that I can get some support from and support as well. <BR> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:38:33 EST Buddy needed in Houston! (Pasadena/Deer Park Area) Hey! So I just moved here from Iowa and don't know a lot of people yet. I could really use a workout buddy or just someone to hang out with. Send me a msg if you are interested! Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:40:14 EST Let's buddy up for success Hi, all, this board isn't too active, so I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that others out there are going to find and read this post.... <BR> <BR> I'm a young midlife mom with about 30 or so pounds to lose. Moer important than the weight, I need to get back a level of activitiy in my life that I set aside a few years ago, not intentionally and for many reasons (professional, personal, health issues). <BR> <BR> Before that, I was outdoorsy and active--I didn't do extreme sports, but I did ... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 15:34:11 EST Looking for a buddy! Hi all! <BR> <BR> My name is Jessica and I live in Italy (great country and even greater food!). I would really like to take my weight loss journey with someone who shares my pain. I'll be 39 in a few days and my dream is to be healthy/fit/beautiful by my 40th. I have 75lbs to lose. I just signed up on SP today, although I've been here before. I would like to motivate and be motivated...any takers? Tue, 28 Dec 2010 06:22:15 EST Floridian in need of buddy Hello I'm new to this team and I would like to loose 68lbs. <BR> I am very tired of being this weight 248lbs. and am ready for a change but I'm also looking for menu ideas and exercise tips and someone to be accountable to, to share with and learn from. I live in Florida and dread the spring and summer because of the beach season down here. Looking forward to being part of the beach crowd this year... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 01:53:38 EST 19 year old female looking for buddy Hi there! <BR> I am looking for a buddy so we can work together, to motivate each other and be accountable to each other. <BR> I want someone who want to contact each other daily or almost daily. <BR> Please contact me if you are interested!! Fri, 10 Dec 2010 15:28:39 EST 26 yr old F looking for buddy I am looking to find a buddy I can be accountable to. I feel like if I did I wouldn't talk myself out of workouts or eating right. Just looking to gain momentum so I can start achieving my goals. Mon, 6 Dec 2010 12:16:14 EST New to the Team and hoping to find a buddy... Hi, I joined this team hoping to find someone that will hold me to my goals. I am also hoping to make a few new friends. A little about me, I am 32, my husband is a sergeant in the Army, I have three kids - 10, 9, and seven weeks, sub part-time, working on my M.A., and live in Texas. I have about 40 pounds I would like to lose -- hopefully by summer. I just recently started to follow the training program for couch to 5K and it's been hard. I am prone to shin splints. BUT I AM trying!! Sun, 21 Nov 2010 17:15:26 EST looking for a buddy Hi, <BR> <BR> I am 40 something married man looking for a buddy. Let me know if interested. <BR> <BR> thanks, <BR> <BR> Mark Fri, 12 Nov 2010 21:04:08 EST 40 something looking for buddy Hi I am Mark am 48 and looking for a male buddy. I have about 50 lbs to loose. Let me know.... <em>41</em> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:56:34 EST looking for a buddy.. or two!! My name is Kaprice, i'm not so new to this site. i've tried it before and gave up on myself before i could even start. i think that if i had a buddy or two, i would have someone i could talk to and help to motivate and support me so i can stop giving up on myself. Tue, 9 Nov 2010 10:41:35 EST want to be my buddy? Hi, I'm 44 and trying to lose the weight for the 3rd time in my life. I am possitive this will work. I know that sharing my thoughts and finding encouragement as well as giving some is a very important part of the plan. <BR> I love life and getting back in shape!!! <BR> <BR> "Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave." - Mary Tyler Moore <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:52:21 EST Just following instructions and saying Hi! I'm a 28 yr old Apostolic Pentecostal SAHM of two little boys who are now in school all day, thank God! My husband of seven years is also enrolled full time in college. When he's all done with college at the end of next year, he'll have 4 associates degrees. In 2013, I want to go to college to pursue my writing and piano dreams. But right now, I'm focusing on losing weight. My health is poor and I don't want to get congestive heart failure like my dad. I also don't want my pre-diabetes to tur... Tue, 19 Oct 2010 23:58:41 EST I need a work out buddy If anyone is in Madera/Fresno area I could really use a workout buddy...I need someone to keep my butt motivated Tue, 19 Oct 2010 23:04:42 EST Hi I'm Michele Hey everyone, I'm new to all this eventhough I've had this account open for over a year lol. I just had a baby and I know now I have to lose all this weight, any support will help me plenty...I hope to make new friends here :) Tue, 19 Oct 2010 22:38:56 EST Hello LA/Inglewood Area Need A Workout Buddy ASAP Hello my name is Carrie. I am looking for a dependable workout partner ASAP. I live near the Inglewood area. So far my workout interest are the Baldwin Hills Overlook, The Van Ness Park, Walking and occasionally working out at the house. Open to new ideas. I prefer to workout in the mornings after I drop the kids off to school starting about 8:30 am. I may be open to other times depending. Of course staying healthy and fit is great but I want to lose 50-65 pounds. If you are interested, comm... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 02:04:57 EST Hello LA/Inglewood Area Need A Workout Buddy ASAP Hello my name is Carrie. I am looking for a dependable workout partner ASAP. I live near the Inglewood area. So far my workout interest are the Baldwin Hills Overlook, The Van Ness Park, Walking and occasionally working out at the house. Open to new ideas. I prefer to workout in the mornings after I drop the kids off to school starting about 8:30 am. I may be open to other times depending. Of course staying healthy and fit is great but I want to lose 50-65 pounds. If you are interested, comm... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 02:04:10 EST Would like to have a buddy Hi, <BR> I have been a member of for a long time but have not been committed to losing my weight or logging in on a regular basis. I would love to have a buddy or someone who will help me feel accountable to stay on track to lose my weight and meet my goals. Tue, 7 Sep 2010 10:06:22 EST Looking for a buddy! I am new to this site, but I'm already loving it! It would be even better to have a great support system. I have a lot of weight to lose, and wouldn't mind making a couple of friends along the way. :) Wed, 1 Sep 2010 19:41:12 EST New to the Team - Just what I'm looking for! Hi all! I joined a few days ago, and just found this team and it is perfect for me! <BR> <BR> I am a 28 year old woman with a long road ahead, one I've tried to walk before but as I traveled, I got lonely. I don't want friendship and accountability, I need it. I can't do this on my own, I have tried. Those around me show little to no interest in healthier life styles, be it exercising or eating better. <BR> <BR> So here I am, eager to start anew again, and hopefully with the friendship and ... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 11:54:55 EST hi Hi Everyone, <BR> I have been on spark now for almost a month and I love it.My name is Amanda I just turned 31. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 3 kids. My son who is 9 almost and twin girls who just turned 4.I have lost 22 pounds so far and am looking to lose at least another 20. I hope to meet many friends along my jouney that will remain life long friends. <em>220</em> Sun, 8 Aug 2010 13:06:48 EST Just Joined :) Hey everybody my name is Anisha and it would be great if I could get at least one buddy to hold me accountable but more would be great too!! I don't want someone who I hear from once or twice and that's it I need someone that I can communicate with on a regular basis. I need motivation and support and I am also here to provide the same to others. I am very friendly so I get along well with everyone!!!! <BR> I look forward to talking to you all.... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 15:19:29 EST Just joined and looking for a buddy My name is Sara. I am 25. I joined this team cause I need a buddy. I've tried doing a search for a buddy but haven't had any replies. Wed, 4 Aug 2010 14:50:36 EST Hi all wanting to loose weight, cant go it alone, looking for a buddy. I'm a cheery person generally, and love a good laugh, usually at myself!!!. I have a huge amount of weight to loose, so I'm here for the long haul..... <BR> Mon, 2 Aug 2010 10:29:02 EST CAN'T DO ALONE...LOOKING FOR HELP i NEED SOMEONE TO HELP REMIND ME HOW GOOD THIN FEELS, AND HOW GOOD IT FEELS AFTER THAT WORKOUT THAT YOU DREAD...I AM MISERABLE AND UNHAPPY WHERE i AM Mon, 26 Jul 2010 17:22:36 EST Newbie Hi everybody I am new to this team and would love to have a buddy or buddies that i can count on when i am feeling low or even someone i can be there for in their time of need.I am 35yrs old and my name is Kisha. <em>220</em> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 14:11:35 EST Hello and new to the team! I could use some support and motivation. I can't seem to stay on track with exercising or eating. None of my clothes fit and I have been stressed and depressed. I need to turn it around! I did walk 4 miles daily over the last 3 days. <BR> <em>67</em> Mon, 12 Jul 2010 20:12:53 EST New member Hello I'm Vicky from Ohio... a single mother to 2 young boys. I notice I usually do better if I have motivation buddy so I hope I can find someone here that will keep pushing me when I don't feel like it. <em>334</em> Sat, 12 Jun 2010 14:21:47 EST New to the Team Hello Everyone...My name is Laurie,I'm 49 and have developed a few health issues due to my weight. I've lost about 20 lbs so far but still have another 60 or 70 lbs to go. A lifestyle change is such a tough road to travel. I'm hoping to find a buddy or two who would like to travel the road with me. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>213</em> Sat, 12 Jun 2010 08:18:07 EST Just joined the team, now I need help lol Hello All, <BR> I'm a mother of 4 wonderful demons, wait I meant angels lol. (12yr son, 2yr son, and a set of twins that 1yr son and daughter) I would like to have a workout buddy and don't mind the kids if we just walk, or without the kids when we go (hopefully with my sister-in-law and Aunt) at the gym. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lena <em>334</em> Mon, 7 Jun 2010 08:33:26 EST Looking for some great motivation Hi! My name is Jenny and i currently live in columbia, mo and would love to find someone to workout with me! I have 2 kids and my hubby is on deployment so where i go my kids go but i'm still motivated to lose weight. I try to stay as postive as possible but we all know that we have our down days. I recently took a trip home to chicago and i went completely off my diet for 3 days while up there so that was a plus. I made everyone eat the right stuff with me but i did give into temptation... Wed, 19 May 2010 10:50:53 EST Hello. Hi. I'm sorta like a newbie here. I've been a member here for a few years, but haven't been on all that often since I joined for various reason. So, I guess I'm basically new. Still trying to get use to everything on here and I'm looking for a buddy. It's hard trying to get motivated to work out and diet. Well, anyways, a little info about myself: I'm 26, soon to be married, and not at all too happy about how I look and feel. I want to lose weight for various reasons such as health (in every ... Sun, 16 May 2010 07:26:35 EST Hello From California My name is Linda and I am new to the team. I have been on SparkPeople for a few months now and I really like it. <BR> My battle with weight started at a very young age and I have been on every different diet you think of, you would think I would have gotten it by now. Two times over the years I lost alot of weight and got thin but needless to say it did not last. And more recently a few times I have lost about 50 pounds but every time I get to just over 200 pounds I stop dieting and gain ... Fri, 7 May 2010 14:04:17 EST New Hi all. I am new to SparkPeople. I amlooking for a buddy to motivate me and who I can motivate too. Sat, 1 May 2010 09:00:44 EST Anyone into some healthy competition? Hi I'm Christina I am 25, and I want someone that can keep me accountable. I also wouldn't mind a little bit of friendly competiton every once in a while. I recently started eating clean and working out (mostly power 90 but I am starting to get bored with it). At the moment I am trying to lose 18-28lbs of my left over baby weight (had my daughter 4 months ago) and gain some muscle mass (I don't want to be huge just lean and toned). If you want to be my buddy that would be great just send me a... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 22:12:23 EST Hi Hey I'm Christina and I am currently living in Missouri with my husband. We are from Florida, but he was transferred up here with the army. I just had our 2nd child 4 months ago, and between p90 and clean eating I'm working the extra weight off again (I had just lost it from the 1st kid after 3 years..grr.) If you have any questions just let me know. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 21:51:31 EST Hi Everyone I'm Amanda,in the UK. I recently turned 49 and I have lost 56 pounds but still have another 112 to go to reach my target weight. I only discovered Spark this morning- what a great place !! I would love to have some online buddies. I'm a supportive and humourous person and it would be great to share the daily ups and downs with like-minded folks. If you need a friend, do please get in touch. <BR> Best Wishes to All, <BR> Amanda Sat, 10 Apr 2010 07:44:35 EST new :) Hello everybody, I'm new to this site & so far it's been awesome! I'm a 26 year old mom, trying to get rid of all the extra pounds I've packed on over the years. Feel free to msg me, or check my spark page... I'd really appreciate the support! & good luck to everybody else trying to lose weight as well <em>306</em> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 21:29:27 EST Buddy Up? Hello All! <BR> <BR> So I've been on this site before, but as with most things, I got distracted within a few weeks, but I'm back! I really need the help to stay on track and be consistent this time around. I'm interested in making a life change and starting with weight loss. If someone needs a support buddy, I like equal partner relationships so I could help out as well. I'm almost 21 and go to school at URI. I text, email, facebook...use any tool that would help. message me =) Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:44:52 EST I am also new to this I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I am new to Spark People. I have been going up and down in my weight loss journey and could really use support with staying on track with my weight loss goals :) Sun, 28 Mar 2010 17:21:56 EST Still looking Dear Friends <BR> The key to everything is Patience, you get the chicken by hatchibg the egg not smashing it! Sometimes life can't be hurried and doing those times Patience is indeed a priceless virtue! Knowing God leads to self control! Self control leads to patient endurance and patient endurance leads to godliness. Therefore I will wait patiently for a buddy! Be safe and have a good weekend! <BR> Ms. Dee <em>247</em> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 16:17:11 EST Help! Hello everyone. I am in serious need of a buddy. Someone who is willing to kick me in the virtual butt every day, and help me stay on track. I have been with Sparks for a few years, off and on, and always promise not to stray, and always stray. I think it is from lack of support. I am hoping to find a buddy to help keep me motivated, and who I can also help motivate in return, someone who is also willing to engage in a little friendly competition, but most of all, someone who knows what I am ... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:55:56 EST Getting Motivated Hello All <BR> i am new to this team and would like to find a buddy to help me as I seem to be "all alone" in this journey and I like company! My husband has no weight to lose per se in fact it is hard as he needs to gain so I am just "out there" and I have been a member of SP for a few years I come back and forth like a yo-yo and can not say I made much progress but I love the friendliness of this site and Ibrought the book etc. but I still seem to be just by myself! I need support as I need... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 00:45:55 EST New here Hello everyone, I have just joined spark people. <BR> Need to lose 35 pounds. Had tried this on my own several times and failed. Looking for partners to help me stay on track Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:16:09 EST Newbie.. .Looking for a Buddy! Hi Everyone! I am a newbie and looking for a buddy. I'm looking for a buddy to check in with and help keep each other on track and accountable. I am 46 years old and have atleast 75-100 pounds to lose. Send me a message if you are interested in encouraging and supporting one another. WE can do this! I am glad to be here and think this a great site :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:03:50 EST Need a Buddy!! I recently joined Spark People, and I have a lot of weight to lose, but I don't know how or where to begin. I am looking for a buddy to offer advice and encouragement. Thanks!!!! Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:43:45 EST New to the team Hello, my name is Kaitlin and I am 23. I joined sparkpeople back in October but fell off the wagon hard, so now I'm back hoping I can make it work this time. I am looking for a buddy to talk with, motivate, check in with, all the good stuff... If you're looking for the same shoot me a message and we can do this! Thanks for reading, I hope you have a good day. Fri, 5 Feb 2010 00:25:15 EST Hi I am Vee! Hi! I saw this team and thought I need it. I have been on spark people for a few months. I live in central SD and I work out weekly at the local hospital gym, with weekends taking it easy. I like to read, and I volunteer around town. <BR> <BR> I have one son and DIL in Iowa. If I want to see future grandchildren I have to get with it now and lose the weight. I have a long way to go, about 70 pounds but I am really trying and it will be worth it health wise. <BR> <BR> I hope I get to kno... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 09:47:33 EST Support I am looking for someone who is trying to stay healthy. I am a raw/vegan. I workout most days. I have about twenty pounds to lose. I am looking for text support, email support. There are times during the day I would love someone to help me stay focused. I have been trying to find someone for awhile. However the problem is people start but they dont finish. This is a life goal for me. Is anyone open to discussing this? <BR> Sun, 24 Jan 2010 09:57:28 EST I'm new! I would really like to find someone with whom I can talk on a regular basis about my (our) struggles with losing weight. I am a 54 yo divorced woman-2 grown sons-love reading and the arts-need to lose a lot of weight! have tried everything and everything works briefly, but I have much difficulty staying the course. Have never tried SparkPeople till now. If there is anyone interested in becoming buddies, let me know! Thanks. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 21:36:58 EST New Here Hi! <BR> My name is Jeanie and I am a 37 yo mom of two and a part time pediatrician. I have struggled with weight my whole adult life. My biggest problem is...I love food!!!! <BR> I have absolutely no understanding for those people that can turn down ice cream or cake or cookies! <BR> But, although i have tried many times before, I feel like THIS time I am ready to make a big change and really stick it for the long haul. <BR> Would love a buddy to help with accountability and motiviation! Tue, 12 Jan 2010 18:19:29 EST Chick in Atlanta needs a buddy! Hey team! <BR> <BR> I'm a 26 y/o female from the Metro Atlanta area. I'm looking to lose this last 68 lbs. I've recently gotten into biking, hiking, and walking. I want to get into light weight lifting to start toning my body. Any locals need a buddy, too?! <BR> Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:18:19 EST 20 Something and looking for a buddy Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm 21 and looking for a buddy to check in with now and then and motivate each other, ideally someone with 100lbs + to lose like me. <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from you soon <BR> <BR> x x x Wed, 2 Dec 2009 16:19:49 EST