SparkPeople SP Class of January 11-17, 2015 Team Messageboard This team is for all members who joined SparkPeople from January 11-17, 2015. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of January 11-17, 2015 Team Messageboard I'm ready to wake up and feel alive! I have never tasted a truly hard earned goal achieved.  <BR> <BR> I've been lazy. I sleep my life away, like most do. Eyes closed, dreaming of more but not quite able to crack an eye open and see life for what it truly is. Not something to be survived, but something to make you feel alive! To live in! To taste, feel, experience every little sensation for what it is.  <BR> <BR> Hard work, I am ready for you. I'm ready to choose positivity each and every day. I'm ready to work for long term g... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 02:50:41 EST First time to the forum I am not new to spark people. I have been on here before and I gave up before I gave the program a chance. Now I am giving it a chance to work for me. I have lost 3 lbs so far. I think that is good for being handicap. I can't do much in the line of exercise, so I do the seated exercises. I am working hard at eating right. I can do this. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:44:14 EST Hello- Hello, Im a newbie here- have been laid up due to an injury & re injury after surgery( 6 months total) I work with special needs kids and had a knee injury, after 4 months surgery was done- laid up 2 months then back to work to be re injured a month later-- just now able to started exercising again ( thanks to PT and a new up loader brace)and trying to lose what I gained- get my body & life back. I seem to be a stress eater- NOT good and I also have food aller... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:59:28 EST Hello From Missouri Hello! I just rejoined SP last week. I started gaining weight back in 1977 when I was pregnant with my first child. It seems like I've been gaining ever since. I have decided to choose life over death not only for me but also for my family who have told me they would like to have me around for several more years. I had my first blood clot in a lung and 4th in a leg back in July 2014. I didn't realize my shortness of breath was due to the blood clot because of my size. My idea weight would b... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:15:53 EST Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I am a 34 year old mom of 1. My son is 7 and has aspergers syndrome, my husband is a truck driver and is out 2 weeks at a time, and my mom (who lives with us) was just recently diagnosed with cancer. Life around here is pretty stressful right now and I don't get alot of time to focus on working on me. When I'm not stressing out about everyone else I like to play video games, mostly sim type games or tycoon games.I am also going back to school to get my high school diplo... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:43:22 EST Does anyone use a wearable activity tracker? I'm considering buying an low cost activity tracker like the Jawbone Up Move or maybe the Fitbit Zip. I figure if I actually use it and see it as useful I can buy a better one later. Does anyone have any experience with these types of products who could give me tips/advice? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> L Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:40:45 EST new to spark Hi, I've been on a healthy lifestyle change for 18 months and have lost 82lbs ! I still want to lose 50lbs to reach my goal and i plan on reaching my goal in 2015! Looking forward to taking this journey with all of you..i am feeling better everyday...when i started it seemed like an impossible journey but i proved that i can and will do it! now i'm hoping SP will keep me motivated to continue win this battle... Never give up! <em>381</em> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:59:50 EST 51, in the uk, 50 to lose, looking for a buddy Hi I'm 51, live in the UK, looking to lose about 50 pounds. If anyone's looking for a buddy let me know! Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:44:20 EST A little about me Hi I am really excited to be part of this community. When I started my weight loss journey last year I couldn't have imagined what this journey would mean to me and all that I would learn. I am here to continue in my journey and to help others with theirs. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:55:40 EST Wrestling for flexibility and strength Looking for adult male wrestlers for recreational wrestling match in Northeast Texas. 40 years old and above with weight of 150 to 170 lbs. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:58:22 EST No more excuses! I want to become fit and healthy. I really enjoyed exercising as a child and still do. Due to some life issues my weight has spiraled out of control. I always have had curves and seem to build muscle, so by being obese I really feel lost, scared and quite frankly overwhelmed. My mantra is No More Excuses. I WANT TO BE THE REAL ME! But I need help to know where to start. I'm hoping that by joining Spark that I found the seeds to plant to succeed. I appreciate the time any spark people take to... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:14:24 EST Hello I am a people who eats no matter what I lose 99 pounds 6 years and gained it all back plus 10 more pounds -I lost one of my very best friend- My Father. He used to be there for me...he went through so much medically that all he wanted was me to lose the weight and become healthy. I let him down and myself. I now take care of my mother. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:14:51 EST Young Grandma joinging Sparkpeople! Hi all! I've been hearing about this site from my TOPS, (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), team leader who raves about it. My goal is to make my KOPS, (Keeping Of Pound Sensibly), status by our last weigh in for 2014 on December 29. My long term goal is to lose 47 pounds by the end of the year, my short term goal is to lose 24 pounds by the end of June. My even shorter goal is to just take it one day at a time and be positive. <BR> I'm doing this to inspire my family, to have the energy to kee... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:45:49 EST Hi! <em>2</em> Hi Everyone! My name is Kim. I'm Canadian. Married, with no kids. Currently I am finishing up a 2 year Photography Program at a local College. My username on here "StillLifeDiva" is the type of Photography that I wish to pursue after I finish my time at school. I love shooting Still Life Photography. It's something that I can *totally* control and I don't have to deal with very many people. ;) I am somewhat shy and totally dislike writing these messages that I have ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:57:45 EST Let's do this!! Hi all!! My name is Misty. I tried this site after my son was born 8 years ago. I lost about 40 pounds then and have sadly put it all plus some back on. I am going through a divorce which is not helping my emotional eating habits so I decided it was time to do something again. I have an 8 year old son and recently moved back to rural Oklahoma to be around my friends and family again. I am hoping to make new friends and find the motivation I need to get this done! Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:20:04 EST SlimGrandma5 I would like to hear from people with Diabetes. People with needing to lose weight for health reasons. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:29:39 EST Tess2k9 hi everyone i am here to try to loose some weight Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:48:56 EST I am back and plan to stay My names Keli and I was on this site a while back and lost 30lbs, then sadly gained it back when I lost track during the holidays. I am back now even more motivated. I can not let the fact last time I fell off track get me down! I am happily married to a very supportive man and we are ready to start trying to conceive. I am so ready to see what's in store for me. Looking for great friends and motivation to stay on track. It easier and very rewarding to find a site where I am NOT alone. I look... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:25:37 EST Hi everyone I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I am looking for weight loss buddies. I'm hoping to be part of a support group that will help each other stay motivated. I'm a female in my fourties and finding that it is much more difficult to stay thin at middle age. I have a sedentary job with long hours. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:34:52 EST New Team: The 2015 Resolution Revolution Challenge I created a new SparkTeam for 2015 weight loss resolutions. It's called The 2015 Resolution Revolution Challenge, and I hope that you will join! <BR> <BR> The challenge starts on Sunday January 11, 2015. Are you ready? <BR> <BR> Join Here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2015 </link> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:53:13 EST sorry, even i make mistakes this post is in the wrong forum <BR> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:37:40 EST what exercize did you do today, how did it make yo I did my usual chair exercizes, I feel great Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:10:07 EST the daily post this is the place to talk about your day Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:59:28 EST