SparkPeople SparkPeople's New Member Challenge Team Messageboard SparkPeople’s New Member Challenge will help you learn all about the site and how SparkPeople will help you reach your healthy lifestyle goals! Get daily challenges and tips to get the most out of your SparkPeople experience. Welcome!<br><br> <a href="/myspark/calendar-challenge.asp?calendar=6">Visit the main Challenge page</a> SparkPeople SparkPeople's New Member Challenge Team Messageboard Newbie, and a bit lost Hi! I'm new, and trying to find my way around. This looks like an amazing resource in helping on the quest to be more fit. A bit overwhelming, but also exciting! Tue, 18 Feb 2020 22:15:05 EST Hey y'all! My name is Cheyenne. I am a single mom and a nurse. I am here because I want to be healthy. I want to lose weight, get into shape, and lower my risk of terrible health issues I am facing if I continue as I am and have been doing all of my (almost) 31 years. I love to cook and write. I want to share my journey to inspire others as well as myself. I dream of traveling and having new experiences. Sun, 9 Feb 2020 19:24:11 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 9 Feb 2020 01:38:00 EST Pre-Day 1 (Again) Hi, <BR> I am a 50 year old woman who has lost the same pounds over and over again. I have been over weight most of my adult life. I haven't started quite yet, but I'm in the process of gearing up. My first goal is to get under 200, so about 53. (Two years ago I was under 200 then several life events happened and I turned to my drug of choice-food). I'm praying I can find the motivation -I know I won't see the results very quickly and in the past, that has been discouraging. I have to get pas... Fri, 7 Feb 2020 11:53:46 EST Hi from the land down Under Hi. I'm Mish & I've decided I don't want to be fat,frumpy & 50 anymore. <BR> I can't do anything about the 50 bit, but I CAN and WILL change the fat & frumpy - I KNOW that there is a kick ass Goddess hidden in here & It's time she's unleashed. <BR> I'm currently 103 kg and want to get down to 75 kg. <BR> I have depression & turned to food as a coping tool - NOT a good thing to do. <BR> I've learnt to own each & every extra kg I weigh - no one held me down & force fed me - I did this all... Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:19:50 EST Hello SparksPeople! My name is nici and this is my very first day in the community! I am excited to have all of the lovely tools available on the site and look forward to making friends and bonds over our shared desire to get/be healthy! I've got a very long weightloss journey ahead of me, but I know that I am equal to the challenge. I'm here to make lifelong changes to my habits and lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Have the BEST day that you can <BR> <BR> Sparkling_nici Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:41:33 EST Hello! I'm Jo, <BR> Ready to make a change for once in my life ;) I would like to lose 57 lbs by August, and here for moral support for you all as well! Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:32:25 EST renew Hello everyone. I was a member of Spark People back when it first started and got to my goal weight which I maintained for 8 years. I then had some serious health issues and gained 50 pounds. In the last year I keep gaining and losing 20 of those pounds. Now, I am at a point where I am eating extremely well, going to a gym and determined to lose that 30 pounds once and for all. Therefore, I am here not only for support but to help anywhere I can from my own experience. I am glad to know SP is... Sat, 11 Jan 2020 06:47:55 EST New to the forum Hello everyone. I was a member of Spark People back when it first started and got to my goal weight which I maintained for 8 years. I then had some serious health issues and gained 50 pounds. In the last year I keep gaining and losing 20 of those pounds. Now, I am at a point where I am eating extremely well, going to a gym and determined to lose that 30 pounds once and for all. Therefore, I am here not only for support but to help anywhere I can from my own experience. I am glad to know SP is... Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:34:04 EST georgette i was on this site 6 years ago i liked it so here i am again. trying to lose weight in 2 months i have lost 11 pounds but i am at a stand still. Thu, 9 Jan 2020 13:00:30 EST Back to square one I lost over 10 kg 10 year ago, BUT am now back in exactly the same place as before! A move to another country, less excercise, less control over what I eat etc. etc. So I want to turn things around and get back to a healther lifestyle as well as look better. Would like to lose 4 kg before my holiday towards the end of Feb... Tue, 7 Jan 2020 16:41:36 EST AMDSPARKER Greetings! <BR> <BR> I lost twenty pounds this last year and would like to lose twenty more this year! I exercise daily and started eating vegan, gf and no refine sugar. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to encouraging one another. <BR> <BR> Love and God's Blessings! Sun, 5 Jan 2020 15:43:46 EST Hi! I'm new. Hi! I am new to this. Hoping this year is the beginning of a lifelong change. Happy New Year. Wed, 1 Jan 2020 08:35:25 EST A newbie I'm very new to Spark People, so I'm trying to figure out just what is going on. <BR> Gaining Spark points has been fun because it is helping me to focus on the good things I'm actually doing. It is so easy to only notice the ways that I mess up and get stuck focusing on that. <BR> I'm close to goal, but it has been an elusive goal for quite awhile, so I've been sad and discouraged with myself. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 21:33:55 EST 2020 Chat Room Anyone interested in getting our Chat Room going again? The last one I saw was in 2017, come on everyone, we need to be friends and find out how our lives are going. <BR> <BR> I'm a writer, like my name implies and so naturally I spend quite a lot of time on the computer, and I am returning for about a year or so hiatus from Spark People. Some days there are just not enough hours. But when you have a day like that don't let guilt be your main reaction. We sometimes can't do everything, we're... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:25:09 EST PATTIMAC2020's SparkPage Hi. <BR> <BR> New to this site and would love to connect with like-minded spirits. My passions (that have fallen by the wayside) are running, biking, triathlon, kayaking and back country hiking. <BR> <BR> Would love to connect! <BR> <BR> Peace... Mon, 16 Dec 2019 18:04:43 EST Looks like I found the perfect site for me Hi all I'm type 2 diabetic/pre diabetic. I've lost 20 lbs since being diagnosed 6 weeks ago. Also in the middle of a not much appetite.I'm 62 and want to be in much better shape for retirement Fri, 13 Dec 2019 21:36:00 EST Hi folks Thanks for letting me join you. I started this journey at 270 pounds with high blood pressure, gout, and COPD. I've lost 60 pounds so far and the Doctor is taking me off all medications except baby aspirin and a multi-vitamin. Plan to lose another 35 pounds. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 03:35:56 EST new here as of today (11/30/19) My name is Tina B and I just signed up with SparkPeople today. Today is also day 1 of me starting a low-carb way of life. I am 58 years old and have 5 grown children (and 6 grandchildren). A gym is too far away, but I do have a treadmill and I plan to research how I can shape up at home. At my last doctor's appointment, I learned that my sugar is pre-diabetic, and my cholesterol is going up as well. My joints ache, and I'm not ready to give up. <BR> <BR> I am seeking others to connect w... Sat, 30 Nov 2019 17:42:36 EST Hello! Hey team! <BR> New here, but definitely looking forward to finding some account-a-bill-a-buddies. Hoping a challenge will be the boost I need to really start working on myself. I do love a good challenge, so whenever you hear of any...please share with me. Also, how does this challenge thing even work exactly? There's a lot to understand on this site and I just want to make sure I am doing it all right. <BR> Thanks. <BR> -Heather Sat, 30 Nov 2019 15:54:57 EST Raspberries I usually have frozen raspberries... I get the fresh ones, and freeze them in gallon bags, then portion out in 1 cup containers. The freezing slows down my eating, and the tangy flavor is like a candy substitute. Blueberries work well also. Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:59:30 EST New to SparkPeople Hello! I am new to this group and excited to start this journey. I am a lifetime WW member but find it nearly impossible to attend meetings, so I thought I would try this. As someone who has lost and gained and lost and gained over and over again, I know the value of tracking and am hoping to use this feature to lose the 10 or so pounds I have gained over the past year. Also looking to connect with others on this journey (although I am admittedly bad at checking emails/message boards regularl... Wed, 27 Nov 2019 09:14:08 EST It's beautiful here in Florida! Former member, returning, this might be an easier way to keep track of macros and exercise. Any other newbies in Florida? <BR> Sun, 24 Nov 2019 17:37:20 EST Introducing... Maybe Hello all, I'm not really sure what to say to introduce myself. I'm 38 years old (turning 39 in February) and would like to get in better shape and learn how to stay healthy. I've been on SparkPeople before but that feels like a different person ago. I'm looking for motivation to get moving in a new direction. I look forward to getting to know those of you that are active on here and helping to support eachother. Wed, 6 Nov 2019 17:46:52 EST Been down this road before Hi, My name is Brenda and I was a previous Sparkperson about 14 years ago and really enjoyed the community then. Life is changing rapidly for me and I need to keep up by getting in shape. Something other than "round". I have started an empty-nester phase of life and being single feel it's time to take care of me. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:37:13 EST Hi, Im new to this site Im not sure what to say, but I have always tried to watch my weight. Since menopause, my have has gone up 15 lbs in 14 years. In spite of me trying to keep the extra weight off. in the last 8 weeks I have lost 4 lbs. One of my friends suggested this place. I just want to loose 10 more lbs. But the biggest thing is not to REGAIN IT BACK!!!! <BR> Well, that's where I am. Thu, 3 Oct 2019 19:18:01 EST forever dieting HI - I just joined and think there are many things here that can help me. <BR> My main problem is I LOVE FOOD! I can pass up desserts no problem - <BR> sure I like them but I can avoid eating main problem is plain <BR> old FOOD - I love mashed potatoes and noodles, potato chips, etc. <BR> I am 70 years old with health issues - doing better health wise now, but <BR> it's been a really rough two years!.... <BR> I have been yo-yo dieting for years! Need to find the motivation to stic... Thu, 3 Oct 2019 16:36:34 EST Painting a Picture Hi there! <BR> <BR> I'm a 43yr old mom of 6. I smoke, drink, eat too much and don't exercise enough. My doc wants me to go on Statins which I don't like. I'm also having blood sugar issues and I pretty much am tired all the time. I want to feel better and live longer. That's why I'm here! <BR> <BR> It's all a little overwhelming though. My daughter told me this today: it's like a painting mom, little strokes all come together. <BR> <BR> Beautiful! Wed, 25 Sep 2019 23:13:47 EST Handicapped Senior I am interested in strength building exercises; perhaps using chair yoga . My health and weight on target; will use recipe section for new ideas. Doe anyone know if there are yoga for seniors videos out there? Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:47:33 EST Here I go! I?ve been overweight the majority of my life and have been on that rollercoaster of weight loss programs many times. <BR> I have yet to figure out ?why? that ride has never come to a successful ending. <BR> I?m eager to get to the bottom of of the ?why? and work on the ?how? to get off of that darned rollercoaster ride. <BR> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:03:37 EST 100 LBS TO LOSE I ONCE LOST 80 LBS, AND I WAS STARVING THE WHOLE TIME I STAYED SKINNY! IT WAS AN UPHILL BATTLE (WHICH I LOST), AS I HAD FIVE MAJOR BARRIERS TO WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: HYPOTHYROIDISM, HYPERPROLACTINOMA, PCOS, FIBROMYALGIA, AND DEPRESSION. <BR> <BR> AFTER 15 YEARS OF NOT TREATING THE ABOVE CONDITIONS, I FINALLY DECIDED TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION AND GET ON THE MEDS I NEEDED FOR THE FIRST THREE, AND GET ACCUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE FOR THE LAST TWO. <BR> <BR> AFTER NEARLY A YEAR OF GETTING ME DIAGNO... Tue, 17 Sep 2019 03:25:52 EST Rejoining this challenge Hi ya'll <BR> I have done this challenge before but being unsuccessful obtaining my goals I have decided to restart the program from scratch. <BR> My name is Karen. I am a 54 year old mom of 6 wonderful children. 4 young adults and 2 teens. My kids are my world. <BR> There have been some ups n downs in my life over the years. How do I deal with the downs?? Emotional and night eating . <BR> Since 2007 I've gained 100 pounds. <BR> My health is suffering as a result of such a large gain on m... Sun, 15 Sep 2019 11:01:15 EST It's time for a change My name is Kari and I am setting a goal of downsizing, selling my house and seeing the country. I have a 2-year time frame and one of the first thing I need to do is to get to a healthier me. Sun, 8 Sep 2019 12:30:52 EST On a mission at 40! My name is Octatives and I'm 39 years old. I have gotten up to 233 pounds at 5'11' and am now on a mission to lose 50 pounds. I hope that I can inspire someone as well as get inspired by you! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this group! Sun, 1 Sep 2019 19:26:56 EST Here for a re-boot Hi, all. I've lost more than 50 lbs twice in the last 10 years, but haven't managed to keep it off, although I am still about 35# below my highest weight. Anyway, in July, I went to the ER with what I believed to be a stomach bug (nausea and dizziness), thinking it would mean anti-nausea meds and fluids before returning home. Instead, they discovered a heart block (electrical, not vessel) and bradycardia (very low heart rate). Not only was I admitted, I was admitted directly to the ICU, and l... Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:17:08 EST It is time for me to get healthy Thank you for allowing me to join. I had my regular appointment yesterday with my nurse practitioner to go over bloodwork and such. She has never really pushed me about my weight before, but this time she told me I have to lose some weight. My liver enzymes have been high for the last couple of times, and she has already run the standard liver tests. This implies that I have a fatty liver due to my poor eating habits. It is now imperative that I stop talking about losing weight and actually d... Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:14:21 EST Just joined Hi I am Dawn. <BR> I have just joined today and plan on getting to grips with changings my lifestyle not just losing weight. <BR> I want to do this for me not anyone else, it has taken me a long time to realise that I have to do this for myself. The time is now. <BR> Thu, 1 Aug 2019 10:38:50 EST Hi! I just joined today Hi, I'm Christi. I am 54, and suffer from severe RA and constant pain. I want to lose the weight in the hopes of alleviating the pain. Exercise is difficult because moving is difficult, but I have to find a way to push through it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:45:17 EST Hello I joined today because I desperately need to lose weight and get my diabetes under control. I've been exploring the site this afternoon and am now looking for teams that are active and give me the push/accountability that I need. Sun, 7 Jul 2019 18:42:07 EST Hi All. Hi- joined on June 24th. I've lost 2 pounds so far! Not a lot, but I'll take it. My goal is to lose 30-35 lbs. by October. I know from past success that tracking my food intake and making myself go to the gym at least 3 times a week is key. One of the biggest things I've done is to eliminate my evening wine, which has been really hard. I'm also not being hardcore on limiting sugar or carbs at this point, meaning that I'm not giving up entire food groups (i.e. sugar, bread), but making c... Wed, 3 Jul 2019 16:41:16 EST wendy fehr hi been on this program before and i loved it,now on it again still love it Fri, 28 Jun 2019 23:08:45 EST Giribuoy Hi. I am Girish from India. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:01:48 EST Hello! 40+ and New Job For almost 15 years, I was a practicing attorney. As an attorney, with children and home life, I didn't move around much at work and didn't have time to exercise. Oh, I walked here and there with my camera, but mostly, sitting. I dropped law at the beginning of April, and now am training to be a barista. Consequently, I am on my feet 8+ hours a day. I am suddenly weary and tired and exhausted, and feel like I need a stretch I cannot achieve. So, I figure it's time to change things up a bit ou... Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:21:16 EST mypacemyway Joined yesterday, did my weight and measurements today. Oh my gosh, knew it was bad but not that bad. Am a 65 just about 66 year old female with one new knee and one bad knee but I want to change my life. Had joined Weight Watchers twice, it worked the first time but then I gained it back. Second time was not a charm. I need help, please. <BR> I could go on and on but I think what I am really looking for support and I do want to change my life. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:54:12 EST Looking for motivation and accountability Hello everyone, I'm hoping to find some accountability and motivation. My energy has been pretty low lately. Anyone from the midwest? Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:06:00 EST Back again I'm 69yo retired wife mother grandmother. Have really put on weight. Have congestive heart failure, bad hips and knees. Want to lose weight but can't get started or follow through. Very hard to exercise and don't know what diet to try. It's all so confusing. Hoping to find helpful advice here. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:16:24 EST Alesia Hello I'm new here. This is my first day. I desperately want to lose the max amount of weight. But honestly don't know where to start. I'm hoping Spark will be the answer. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:26:12 EST Loking for my Spark again Good morning everyone. This is my second week. This is my second return to SParkPeople. I lost 75 lbs last time. I quit smoking and had some life events that sent my depression in a downward spiral. I now need to lose 130 lbs to get back to my healthy weight. Mon, 3 Jun 2019 10:13:25 EST I am back Hello all Sp. I am 63 yr old and I have been a SP member before. but left. Now I am back. <BR> I have started again the last few weeks. I have to lose 75 lbs per dr.'s orders. I have found out that I have Lupus and need to have the right knee replaced. So all the help is needed. I do not work any more. But I do try to exercise by walking several times a day. Sun, 2 Jun 2019 10:24:50 EST Hi to the Spark Community I would like to introduce myself, my name is Karen and my goal is to lose 33 pounds by January but I hope to lose these before December. I have already lost 5 pounds since the beginning of April but realize it is definitely my diet and portion size that I am struggling with , so hopefully I can learn how to monitor calories etc. I have never understood how to calorie count so its going to be a new learning tool. Looking forward to your success stories and techniques..thanks Wed, 29 May 2019 22:10:28 EST Fed up (and overfed), no support at home I'm new here but not unique - I'm moderately overweight, in my upper 40s, and have tried just about every plan/diet/app/drink/pill/packet out there to control my weight. Still carrying at least 25 pounds I really don't need. <BR> <BR> I am active-ish; I walk a few miles every day as part of my commute, garden, do the occasional hike, bike, etc. I have a full-time day job that keeps me out of the house 11 hours a day and part-time side hustle that consumes most weekends. <BR> <BR> I know foo... Wed, 29 May 2019 14:11:57 EST henry 70 arthritis has let up.back rto waking off winter weight.feels good out in the the heat Mon, 27 May 2019 12:09:00 EST New member Hello from Illinois. I am a new member hoping to loose a few pounds. This past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions. I have lost weight, had my first anxiety attack after my dad passed away and now getting ready to move into the house I grew up in ( a lot if emotions and memories) and now I have gained the weight back. I am always craving sugary foods ( cookies and Little Debbie snack cakes) I just want to feel like myself again. Sun, 26 May 2019 10:05:37 EST Back to SP Hi all! I've been a SP member for a few years, visiting on &amp; off without consistency. Hoping this time to make it stick and to be more successful in my weightloss journey. Playing around with the forum to learn how to navigate. Sat, 25 May 2019 09:10:53 EST New to Keto Hi, My name is Mary Ann and I have been struggling with my fasting blood sugars, hgb A1c, and my weight going up.. Recently started on Metformin and decided to try a healthy version of keto dieting. I am not sure in tracking where to set up my percentages/goals. Any keto dieters out there with advise on how to set it up in sparks would be helpful Sun, 19 May 2019 15:30:14 EST Here we go again Hi, My name is Tawny and I am 53 and struggling with my weight. I am in need of an accountability buddy. My family members are not willing to hold me accountable for my bad eating habits or my lack of weight loss. I am looking for someone who will be my coach or weight loss advisor. Basically I am looking for a person that is going through the same issues as myself, who is willing to give me 5 minutes a day in text or email to talk about the accomplishments or failures of the day. I am h... Tue, 7 May 2019 11:32:25 EST doingit64 Hello everyone I am at my highest weight of 260.6 my knees and back are hurting, I really need help Mon, 6 May 2019 01:00:35 EST Recent widow I'm a 66 year old female. I have been a fairly active person in the past. Now that I'm a recent widow (21 months) I have very little motivation to eat or do any strenuous activity. My therapist seems pleased with my progress regarding grieving . I have a history of depression, hence the therapist. I sold my old house 4 months ago which involved a lot of meeting code enforcement requirements for yard, roof etc. I know that I need to eat , exercise, and sleep better and I'm hoping this site ... Mon, 6 May 2019 00:05:01 EST Hello Everyone! I'm New! Hi everyone! I'm new here and looking forward to making new friends. I'm a mom of 3 amazing kids who are off living the life God has planned for them. This empty nest stuff is harder than I imagined it would be. But ... now is time for me. After years of taking care of everyone else, it's time for me to take care of myself. I'm determined to make it fun! Sun, 28 Apr 2019 22:28:36 EST tracker question Hi my name is Lee I am a senior citizen and not very tech entry savy lol. <BR> I tried to enter breakfast into tracker but no mtter what I did it disappeared tnen I couldn't find a how to place. Can someone please explain process to me? thanks in advance. Sun, 28 Apr 2019 11:52:27 EST Juan Just joined the premium part of the program. need to lose about 40 lbs. Sure hope this works Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:52:47 EST Hello from a new member I just joined SparkPeople and am excited and nervous at the same time. Excited because it is a new opportunity to get healthy and in shape and nervous because I've been trying to do the same thing for at least 2 decades. As I've gotten older, at least I no longer believe that losing weight will make my life wonderful and perfect. All I want now is to have a high quality of life that will allow me to continue doing the things that bring me joy. I look forward to meeting new friends in the comm... Sun, 21 Apr 2019 00:54:14 EST Hello Everyone Hi, My name is "Gracey" and I am here to work toward getting my body to a healthy weight, and to meet some amazing spark buddies to encourage and to be encouraged by in order to reach our desired weight loss goals. I welcome friend request. Thank you in Advance! Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:11:16 EST Hello friends! I'm new to this site and wanted to get tips as well as provide some myself. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:44:26 EST Working thru the first few days of Keto! Hi - I have been trying to lose this weight for a while and have tried many weight loss plans. I have come to the realization that I cannot eat carbs and sugars. Once I eat just a little it is all up for grabs. So I investigated the Keto diet and found out that a friend from college was working it as well and had lost 35 lbs so I have started emailing her and she has lots of recipes etc. I feel encouraged and today was the first day that I listed my foods. I am encouraged and feel better ... Tue, 2 Apr 2019 19:38:19 EST newbie hi peeps new here. Tue, 26 Mar 2019 22:02:03 EST Greetings from the Northeast Hello all, here i go again trying to lose a lot of weight. Staying motivated is my biggest issue. Maybe this is the right time, Lord please give me strength! Tue, 12 Mar 2019 02:21:42 EST 2nd times the charm I was a member of Spark People before it was revamped and updated. The first time around I rarely used any of the tools provided by this amazing site. My personal and professional life was a wreck so no matter how much I really wanted to lose weight at that time my head just wasn't in the game. <BR> <BR> Thankfully I am clawing, lifting, punching, and kicking my way back to being myself. I have big plans but none of it will happen until I get this crazy mess of myself under control. Sat, 9 Mar 2019 20:48:19 EST It's so difficult to get this ball rolling ... Grateful to be here with others like me. Thanks! Sat, 9 Mar 2019 15:32:47 EST Returning Member Good morning! I used to be a member here about 10 years ago and managed to lose a bit of weight before falling off the wagon (as I usually end up doing). It was helpful, especially the calorie tracker, so here I am again. I've been exercising for about 2 weeks now and have completely revamped my diet - I cut out coffee (I was drinking about 6 a day) and soda and drink mostly tea & water now. I still eat bad food occasionally, but I'm really working on a healthier lifestyle. I recently went th... Sat, 9 Mar 2019 04:49:02 EST 56 years old in a 66 year old body Hello everyone! I'm back! I was a member over 10 years ago and lost 31 pound! I need to lose between 10 and 12 now. But more important then that...I need to feel alive! I don't want to feel like I'm living in a body 10 years my senior. I want to be an active Grandmother and be able to hike with my husband again this summer! <BR> Fri, 8 Mar 2019 08:03:18 EST Hi everyone I am a 37 year old mother of 4, junior at PSU, and run a small business from home. I started a journey towards a healthier me in January. So far I have quit a 20 year smoking habit and have lost 22 pounds. I really want to keep that momentum going but want to make sure I am doing it in a healthy way so I found this site/community. I've found that the best way to reach our goals is to 1. be accountable and 2. find others with the same goals and we can crush them together. Mon, 4 Mar 2019 22:12:55 EST Just gettng started I will be 72 in May. Ever since I retired in 2016 I have let myself go. Now I am ready to get healthy again. Need all the good vibes I can get. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:07:42 EST Introduction f I am brand new to Spark and I would like to have a place to post my walking so that I am accountable. Is there another way to log my walking or is this the place to be? Tue, 26 Feb 2019 21:40:27 EST Introduction I was successful on SparkPeople a few years back and this past year has been very challenging physically resulting in a 20 pound weight gain on top of a few previous creeping pounds. I have a prediabetic diagnosis that I'd like to change and remembered that SP has a special program for that! I will be 70 in July and ride often with my over the road trucker husband. <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Cindy in Indiana <BR> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 09:46:42 EST Running is not easy. It's rewarding . <em>192</em> I used to run a lot , but over time I stopped . I do like my bike , my yoga mat and a walk. I walk every day. I have a running app that I love . I am running intervals and walking intervals , it ended up being 41 minutes. It's been great. I can feel it in the morning like a hard class . <em>347</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:47:47 EST Hello from Florida! I got off track but I'm back again with 42 pounds to lose. I went shopping last week and came away so depressed because of how my body looked in the mirror that I went home and cried. I'm starting to have more and more health problems because of my weight, so it's time to bite the bullet and get this thing done! <BR> <BR> I know it's going to be harder in my 60s than it was in my 50s, but I don't care. It's never too late to get healthy! <BR> <BR> Nice to know I have a team for support her... Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:17:02 EST Moving On... Hi. My name is Joy. <BR> <BR> I'm a newly retired school teacher as of July 9th, 2018. At my annual physical - and over 200 lbs - I said I needed advice on a diet. My doctor didn't even let me finish the sentence! I started again - and again immediately cut off "NO!" Huh? I responded. She asked "Are you still working full time as a special ed teacher working with children who have high behavioral needs?" Hmmm...Yes. "Then the answer is NO. You're eating habits are stress related. Cha... Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:05:32 EST Back at the starting line Looking for Atkins group...Starting back on it,which before seemed to work Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:31:45 EST Once Again Rejoining again. Can't remember who I was last time so now I'm Berry1957. <BR> my goal is to lose 55 pounds. <BR> I started at 162 so guess I have a start. <BR> Good luck to everyone in your challenges and meeting your goals. Fri, 8 Feb 2019 10:14:53 EST Here we go again Hi all, <BR> <BR> First, let me say that I am so excited to kick off this journey! From what I am seeing I think SparkPeople just might be what I need for success. <BR> <BR> Now, a little about me and my journey up to this point. I am a wife, mother of two, full-time employee, and student (graduating in October). Like many moms, I often put myself last and often find myself in survival mode. Eating the quickest snack I can find before running to another task, or picking up the closest fas... Thu, 7 Feb 2019 12:01:00 EST rejoining need help I am rejoining spark people I am 77 year,s old I am doing low carb diet need all the help I can get also make friends for support Thank You Thu, 31 Jan 2019 21:50:23 EST Here I come again!! I am hoping 4 is a charmer, I joined in Sept 2018, but I really didn't work at it. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:06:28 EST Hello! My name is Wendy Hi, this is my fourth day using Sparkpeople. I don't really know what I am doing yet. I have been overweight most of my life. I have several health problems and I want to make a change. I hope this will help me reach my goals. I have 2 sons age 25 and 18. My 25 year old is in the Navy and my 18 year old is away at college. I am adjusting to being an empty nester and know it is time I focused on my health (way past time!) My husband needs to lose weight as well. He is starting to have health p... Sun, 20 Jan 2019 01:23:50 EST Introducing myself Hi! My name is Mowry, am 63 years old. Wow...I have actually typed my intro and deleted it 4 times LOL. I guess what I really need to say is that I am morbidly obese and am tired of it, however, fixing the problem is totally overwhelming to me. I have two medical conditions, one caused by my obesity, type 2 diabetes, and the other is lupus. I have fatigue and pain with the lupus which puts a wrench in my wanting to move, which I know I have to do... What a quandry. Glad I am on this si... Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:24:27 EST Hello Everyone! My name is Melinda and I am 41 years old. I am a Type 2 diabetic with, right now, uncontrolled diabetes. I was not taking my medication as I should and, consequently, ended up with blood glucose readings of over 400. I am starting a regimen of Metformin and Glipizide along with exercise. I am disabled and use a wheelchair. I have osteoarthritis and lymphedema. I am homebound. <BR> <BR> I am a Christian and believe that Jesus sent me here because I need the support and encouragement of others... Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:58:27 EST Tikki_Tikki My name is Darla, Tikki-Tikki is just a charter I created on a game . I am 308 pounds, and want to/ have to loose 100 or so pounds in order to have both of my knees operated on; they are bone on bone . My weight is crippling me, and I am tired of being like this. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:11:46 EST Music What's everyone listen to when walking? And where did you download it from? Sun, 13 Jan 2019 10:15:58 EST Just introducing myself Hi everybody, <BR> <BR> I'm a female pushing 60 and need to lose 50 pounds. Hard to get motivated. I love food and hate going to the gym. Looking for support and I want to support others also. <BR> I'm married so it's hard to make meals that I need to eat and my husband wants to eat. <BR> Wishing y'all a great day. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:06:57 EST Hi Again Well I am trying this again. My name is Barbara and I have been a member of Sparkpeople before. It has been a while so I decided to start a new profile. I have always gone by some form of my screen name Xoiya so some of you might remember me by that. I am hoping to lose about 50lbs by Dec. 22. I would love to lose half of that by my birthday which July 29. <BR> <BR> I tried to stop drinking soda the last time I was here and that lasted about 100 days before I started drinking it again. ... Sun, 6 Jan 2019 10:49:55 EST What are you hoping to accomplish for 2019? Happy New Year everybody! <em>411</em> <BR> <BR> How did it go today for you? <BR> <BR> What are your goals for the new year, health related, as well as other goals? Mine are to drink lots more water, track my food and eating in moderation, and trying new exercise routines. Hopefully I can build myself up with some strength training. How about you? <em>41</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2019 15:31:01 EST Team Goals? Can we get some team goals set up? Fri, 28 Dec 2018 14:05:40 EST Walk for 30 minutes daily It is almost the new year of 2019. I'm working on loosing one pound a week. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> WALK for 30 MINUTES every day is my mini challenge until January 4, 2019. <BR> <BR> At that point I'll increase time and speed. Fri, 28 Dec 2018 10:07:06 EST Hello this is my third time using Spark People to change my habits. Obviously I haven't done a good job changing them permanently yet. I joined last week on my 64th birthday. It seemed a good time to begin again. Today I'm down nearly 7 pounds and I'm on my way to healthier habits. This time I'm determined to make them permanent change. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:29:04 EST hello hello i am a mom of a crazy 3 year old and i really want to lose weigh and kick my bad soda and candy habit. i deal with a ton of pain from the birth of my 3 year old. i also love to chat.. <BR> <BR> thanks janette Wed, 5 Dec 2018 02:29:50 EST New Here I stumbled across this site when I was browsing for other things and decided to join it. I'm 32 years old and have always struggled with my weight. Hopefully hopping in here will help me get more motivation to eat better or just simply eat less. Food has always been a comfort for me when I'm stressed. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 18:45:08 EST Can Do Attitude Hi! My name is Dottie and I am not new to Spark, nor am I new to losing weight. Lots of things going on in my life and I am feeling like right now is the time to put me first. I have a new Can Do attitude and look forward to making new friends and cheering each other on moving toward our weight loss goals. <BR> <BR> Have a great week everyone!!!! Mon, 3 Dec 2018 18:09:20 EST Hello from OtterHeartJoy Hi all. This is my first time on SparkPeople. I've heard and seen your nutrition additions for a long while but didn't realize it was so comprehensive! I've come from MyFitnessPal and I think I like you better! Just welcome emails are friendly! <BR> I'm 53, diabetic and ready to make some positive changes. Any tips or tricks or blips you can share? <BR> Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:00:12 EST Finally feeling like I'm where I'm supposed to be ...except for the weight! I gained more than 50 lbs about 2 years ago due to severe anxiety/depression. My life is going MUCH better, but unfortunately I haven't managed to shake the weight I gained. So, I decided to try out Spark People, and hopefully meeting some positive friends on here, and maybe even some local Philly buddies, I might be able to get on the right track! Sun, 25 Nov 2018 18:41:32 EST I am new . Hi my name is Robyn, I live in idaho. and I am here to seek support. I am 200+ ibs over weight. and my goal is to make a life style change. and work hard to get these unwanted pounds off. The right way. But upon making this life style change I realize I cannot do it alone, and so I am here to seek support and offer support as well . I hope to make lots of friends here. Sun, 18 Nov 2018 18:24:11 EST I can't put it off any longer Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm new here and I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Kristina, I'm 45 with health issues, and I can't put my health off any longer. I have about 87 lbs to lose and today is day 1 of my journey. <BR> <BR> I hope to meet many new friends along the way, find support and give support to others. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:10:34 EST Hello from Michigan Hi all, I'm not quite new to SparkPeople, I just haven't been using the tools available. I wonder if anyone has used the meal plan SparkPeople provides. Have you been successful with weight loss? I'm looking for a place to start and I like that a meal plan is provided to use. Thank you! Sat, 10 Nov 2018 19:22:03 EST Returning to SP I'm back and am looking forward to a greater success now that I'm meal planning and prepping. Wed, 7 Nov 2018 19:34:16 EST Trying again Hi, I?m new here after successfully losing 25 lbs last year on WW. I left when they introduced Freestyle as it wasn?t working for me. On my own now and I?m up 10 lbs. I want to stop this free fall before I gain it all back. I?m retired now and I think that?s part of my problem. Winter is fast approaching and I need to get back to healthy living. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Mar Wed, 7 Nov 2018 08:58:57 EST Happy to Be Here! Hello, I am looking forward to getting to know others on this journey. I will offer my encouragemen and hope to be inspired by your successes! Mon, 5 Nov 2018 13:24:28 EST Horizontal Hi, my name is Zombie. I'm a 60 year old male and am approaching 300 lbs. I was always very healthy until I broke my back about 20 years ago. There is a long and boring story that brings me to where I am today but the main thing is that I am slowly eating my life away, I've always told myself I could do it alone, but as you now know that isn't working. My main issue is the fact that I can not exercise. I am now admitting that I am clueless. It's probably to late but I really need answers. I a... Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:09:28 EST I am goodeats15 and am back after several years. My weight fluctuates and has all my life. I'm not sure what foods are best for my health but do read about the super foods and try to eat healthy. The first day I managed to report the foods I ate for breakfast. I would like to get help. HELP! How do I list the foods I have eaten for each meal?After I learn this process, I will write more about myself. I know this is a good program and know it will be an asset for my life. Hugs to all Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:00:02 EST Hey y'all! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Hey y'all! I'm Shelby. I'm 37yrs old and I'm trying to lose 35lbs. I'm new to SparkPeople and hoping to stay on track. My first goal is to stay on track for 21 days straight. <BR> <BR> 10/15/18 is my <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is finding themselves well and remember <em>381</em> !! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> ~Shelby ~ <BR> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 20:14:41 EST Time for a better me I’m new to SP and hope that the tracking and groups will help me reach my goals. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 15:11:36 EST New to the team Hey all! I am new to SparkPeople as of yesterday. I am super excited about this new journey, but also scared of failing. I am a 36 year old Wife, Mom, and Bank Teller. I have been struggling to become healthier and losing this unwanted weight for about 2 years now. I quit smoking three years ago and also had a hysterectomy around that same time which contributed to my weight gain. Any and all support and prayers will be most welcome. Thanks! Sat, 29 Sep 2018 11:18:26 EST Spark Newbie Hi everyone, I have been using My Fitness Pal for a very long time and now joining Spark People for more insight and motivation. Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:55:57 EST Ro Bo Dad Ro Bo Dad Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:06:05 EST Here goes nothing! I have fought my weight my entire life. At my heaviest I was 310 lbs. I had a gastric bypass in 2004 and went down to 175 lbs within one year. Over the past 14 years I have regained and am currently 220. I have gained 20 lbs just this year. I know it is due to stress eating and I was a sous chef with access to munching all day long. I left that job in April and have been unemployed since. We had a move and our last child graduated high school etc. Anyhow, I start a new job tomorrow have been ... Sun, 9 Sep 2018 10:16:01 EST Newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes I just found out for sure that I have diabetes, after quite a while of suspecting that I was. I'm hoping it's the kick in the pants I needed to get more active and eat healthier. I've joined the site in search of information and the tracking tools. Fri, 31 Aug 2018 22:20:05 EST PACWOMAN11's SparkPage I'm new to Spark People. I'm sick of being called fat. I came here to lose weight and receive som support on this journey Sun, 26 Aug 2018 21:28:37 EST Hello! Hello~ My name is Autumn. I am 23 years old, and currently, weigh 237 pounds. I've done every diet under the sun, completely changing what I eat to lose weight. Obviously, I relapse quick and HARD. But, for the past 3 weeks, I've been slowly transitioning to healthier foods, no fast food/processed food, and I've been feeling so much better physically and mentally. I found I have gluten intolerance/allergy as I feel like CRAP if I touch it... it was also the reason why it was so hard to breath... Sun, 19 Aug 2018 23:13:19 EST New Here Hello Everyone. My name is Lisa. I came across Spark as I was looking for some information on pre-op liquid diets. I am loving it here so far and I have only been on here one day so far. I am 46 years old and I had a sleeve done Feb 2015 and will be having a revision in October of this year. I'm just hoping to meet some people and build myself some support with people who have had some of the experiences that I have had with this whole weight loss surgery thing. Anyway, not sure what else to ... Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:53:29 EST Determined in Missouri Hey all, I've come to the realization that I can't help getting older, but I am DETERMINED that I am not going to get old and FAT. So, I'm glad to find this site, Looking forward to the journey! <BR> I am a 66 year old grammy of 15 beautiful grandchildren. It's hard to keep up with them now that I have put on some pounds. Really motivated to get started. Sun, 12 Aug 2018 20:05:20 EST Back Again Back again....A little older...Hopefully a little wiser. 66-year-old, retired. Secretly wondering if it's too late for me. Need to drop some serious weight so I can be more comfortable and more active. Thu, 9 Aug 2018 13:55:36 EST Hey there Hi there I am a31 year old mother of two a 7 year old daughter named rebecca and a 9 month old son named allan i am also a wife. <BR> I like to watch netflix and youtube and spend time with my kids. i am very shy lil you get to know me Sun, 22 Jul 2018 22:52:24 EST Happy to be here Hello Everyone <BR> <BR> My name is Marilyn and I have 100 pounds or so to lose. right now I am down 3 pounds so that's a good start. I hope to keep it off this time. Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:58:50 EST Oh Those Carbs !!!! Hello: My name is Devlinna, please call me Dev. I have type 1 diabetes. I'm looking for a meal plan but can't seem to find one here on SparkPeople. If anyone has information regarding this, please point me in that direction. I am hoping to get my blood sugars under control and those carbs under control. I don't seem to know where to start. If I do the keto diet, it could cause problems for me. I would appreciate any help. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day ! <BR> Dev Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:39:04 EST Brand new Good evening!! I?m brand new to this sight, but not brand new to the Weightloss journey. I?ve struggled for many years! I work two jobs, 65-70 hours a week. I need all the help I can get, tips on quick meals, motivation, and anything in between. Let?s see where this journey takes me. <BR> <BR> Have a great night!! Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:07:46 EST carol new today Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:28:57 EST I'm new My goal is to lose 100 lbs. I would like to hear what's working for others and what I can do to reach my goal. Exercise is a challenge for me, I had a accident at work and 4yrs later I think this is as good as it gets. I go to water aerobics at least 3x a week. That's the extent of my exercise. All suggestions would be appreciated. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Kandi Sat, 7 Jul 2018 14:45:47 EST new new to this team Sat, 7 Jul 2018 12:32:36 EST New here! Hi I am Kathy! I have used Sparkpeople briefly in the past, but I came here now with lots of determination. I would like to lose at least 50# and try to regain some of my health. I am dealing with rheumatoid disease, Fibro, Osteoarthritis and depression. On May 7 I had a total knee replacement done, and having the therapy has increased my determination as well as beginning to boost the metabolism too. I have lost 15# since my surgery and that has really inspired me as well. I want to go back ... Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:51:54 EST melisa d Hi Good Morning Everyone Well this the first time I have posted but I'm sure not the last. I have 150lbs to lose sooo we will be spending a lot of time together. I am a life long dieter and have lost 100 lbs a couple of times on my own but at the ripe old age of 55 I have come to the epiphany that I might need some help. I have 2 daughter 18 and 14 and am a single mother. I am a cardiac nurse and a RABID Disney fan. I hate that I feel so tired and hurt so bad after a day of work and fe... Tue, 26 Jun 2018 08:53:56 EST red face and total sweat I have been walking for 11 weeks now , 305 miles total or 490 kilos and this past week and a half I have been starting to get over heated and totally sweating soon after I begin my walk. yes the temperatures are a little warmer but I start really early in the morning. <BR> <BR> <BR> I also notice I am more red faced and increased sweating when I do my easy workouts. <BR> is this a normal happenstance? Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:13:40 EST Starting on the road to Health Hi my name is Dawn, I have had some health problems that ave made me gain a lot weight. I am going to need a support team , that is one of the reasons why I joined Sparks.. I have made a major decision we have ,]moved from RI to New Mexico, total lifestyle changes nd I hope this one changes me completely. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:18:09 EST Hi I?m Lisa Hello just joined spark people, looking for walking buddies and looking to join walking challenges. Trying to stay the course on maintaining my weight lose and staying healthy. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 07:08:24 EST Lisa C Hi my name is Lisa I am a 52 year old widow of almost 2 years my husband had Congestive Heart Failure and Diabetes I also have type 2 diabetes but I didn't my husband had diabetes until he was in the hospital with his heart condition we could of worked together on a better diet or something if I knew anyway, I know he is a better place but now if I want to live a longer life I need to get my sugars and A1C down so I won't run into any complications like my husband did, he had heart disease on... Sun, 10 Jun 2018 16:10:01 EST Jenny Here.. Hi I am Jenny. I have been on SP off and on for awhile. But I decided to try it again since I reached my last goal and now have a new one :) I am at 153 and trying to get to 125-130 for my final goal to be achieved. :) I will post my beginning pics for this new beginning soon. Mon, 28 May 2018 14:06:28 EST New to SparkPeople and eating Keto Hi. I am new to SparkPeople and have been eating keto for about 2 months. I am still learning lots about keto and benefits/concerns. So far it is going good but I have found I really need to log food to stay on track. Sat, 26 May 2018 10:53:36 EST New comer Good morning, my name is Mattie. I am 51 and I quit smoking a year and 2 months now. I have gained 20 pounds in the process. Although I had already been overweight before i quit, 20 more pounds feels like 100. My physician said that I was in the pre-diabetic stage and my cholesterol was slightly high. I can't find the motivation to start. I need a meal plan that I like. I grew up on high sodium and fatty foods and I need to break this generational curse. Tue, 22 May 2018 07:58:41 EST Help and support Hi everyone.Just glad to be a part of the community for support and to give support and encouragement. Any one doing low carb or keto for weight loss. If so how did you start? <BR> Mon, 21 May 2018 22:08:46 EST Hello and looking for fellow travellers Hi there - I look at my facebook feed from five years ago and can't believe that I was running half marathons and looking and feeling great. Since then, I've become injured and gotten a more sedentary job and weight has crept up (probably twenty pounds) as activity has slowed down. I've done SparkPeople before and liked it but drifted away from that as well. I'm a 49 year-old-woman with a busy job, husband, two college-aged sons and a great dog (who is probably the only reason I am still movi... Sun, 20 May 2018 11:04:16 EST I drink water no pop Spine issue L4L5 also degenerative osteoarthritis neck spine effects left leg triggers pain when walking. I do pool therapy and some land equipment. Keto eating past two years and low carb, cut salts, sugars, potato, breads, pasta’s not losing any weight need help. Class reunion sept 1 Sun, 13 May 2018 22:50:44 EST New to this. Hi, I'm new and need help with this journey. Anyone having success with this program out there? Fri, 11 May 2018 20:49:26 EST New here today Hi, I am a widow and live alone with my dog. I have had a bad couple of years with health issues and am now finding myself weighing more than I have ever weighed. I decided I need to get back on track and lose the weight. I enjoy ballroom dancing for exercise and walking the dog. I am not much of a dieter so I have been researching it. I am going to start with just counting calories and try to stay in the 1300-1500 cal. range. I have no idea how many calories I am currently consuming. Thu, 10 May 2018 13:44:58 EST Hello Team My name is Marcel I just joined Spark as of 5/7/18 and to be honest I have never heard of SparkPeople. I was just browsing the web to find ways to lose weight this year and I saw this listed on the Chicago Tribune website as being one of the best online weight loss program. So here I am! <BR> I have a goal to lose 47 lbs this year by October. <BR> I am new to Dallas Texas and want to start off my year in great shape and I look forward to meeting some new friends! : ) <BR> Mon, 7 May 2018 18:13:37 EST hi- i am judy--- Nanny to most i am here because hubs is on a low sugar- high protein- low carb thing-- on the other hand- i was at 63 pounds for 3 years-- happy to say i am at nearly 85 lbs-- anyway-- i would love to hear some other ideas-- as he has to have lunches every day- no sandwiches:-)-- well, any and all suggestions are welcome-- thanks to all:-) Thu, 3 May 2018 17:36:30 EST Hello from the land of Oz I'm trying to get back into the healthy eating/fitness routine once again. A few years ago I was very successful, but due to personal situations and working two full time jobs it has fallen to the way side. Unfortunately my work load can't be reduced at this time so I am hoping logging my food intake and ANY exercise I am able to get in will at least motivate me to make better choices. Going to the gym or taking an exercise class is not an option currently, hopefully in the future I can add... Thu, 3 May 2018 11:25:30 EST At peace Beginning a diet for weight-loss is is. Staying in the diet harder. Doing it everyday for several months, four, six months seems hellish and tough, and even boring. But it's the way it is. And maybe is not that bad, if I keep my spirits high. This is key, feeling happy, good, that will make me succeed. This is my first day at spark, is my first challenge and I look forward for sharing everyday. Have a good day! Thu, 3 May 2018 10:13:22 EST Making myself accountable in May With May just a day away I’ve decided to publish my plan for the month to see if that helps me stick with it for more than just May 1st <BR> Ultimate goal to lose 4 lbs by 31st May <BR> <BR> So <BR> W/c Monday 30/4/18 <BR> Daily <BR> Start with a 30 minute walk (me time and planned exercise) directly after breakfast. <BR> Plan meals to fit 50/30/20 scheme <BR> Plan meals to stay below 1300 cals <BR> Plan meals to include at least 20g fibre <BR> <BR> W/c 7/5/18 <BR> Daily <BR> Inc... Sun, 29 Apr 2018 18:11:54 EST Carol Hi. I just joined today. I'm hoping I will have some success with this program. I was on the WW free style for 2 months with only a 4 pound weight loss. So many seem to be disappointed with their new program including me. I lose very slow to begin with and need to take off 30 pounds. Sat, 28 Apr 2018 14:46:54 EST I'm ready! Today is day one here at Spark People. I'm impressed with the variety of support, ideas, recipes and suggestions to keep on track. I lost thirty pounds last year and have gained 20 back during the winter and spring (bad weather, bad excuses). <BR> Happy to be here! Sat, 28 Apr 2018 09:28:30 EST newbie I'm new to this and would like to find friends to help me on my goals. I'm a mom of three adult children and two grandsons. Sat, 28 Apr 2018 09:22:42 EST Another Beginning Good Monday Everyone, I've crossed that threshold of beginning again, in search of getting mentally focused and challenged to journey into healthy habits. I went through 4-stents a few weeks ago after being told bypass. Life is scary, now with 7 new proscription drugs to wishfully wean off of at some point, I realize exercise or simply moving must become part of my life. At 59 I'm beyond wondering "How the hell did this happen...and when?" I could use and welcome all the support, advise, and ... Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:34:46 EST Graduating at 45! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am about to graduate from college in September and have been quite sedentary these last seven years. I want to make a permanent change in my lifestyle and live the remainder as a fit(ter?) woman. I hope everyone is having a great Friday and have plans to make the best of the upcoming weekend. <BR> <BR> Amy Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:11:04 EST hi everyone Hello from Georgia! so, i have decided to get back on track, AGAIN. anyway, looking for a weight loss buddy, who can do a one month challenge with me. I am on high protein, low carb diet. I exercise 1 hour every morning, sometimes it is hard to stay on track though. Anyway, I am starting tomorrow, who wants to join me? Sun, 15 Apr 2018 01:33:21 EST Hello :D I am 37, just got diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and for the first time in my life feel more interest than repulsion toward tracking information in my life, so I'm giving this a shot. I am an online student and full-time parent. I am married to a great guy, am an INFP, and tend to be very indoorsy and spend too much time sitting. I am trying to do a yoga with adriene video five times a week for my fitness as it is the only thing I will do inside and by myself. My doctor wants me to do keto, but I... Sat, 14 Apr 2018 05:22:04 EST Hi everyone! New to the idea of having support with my weight loss goals. I've come so far with it only to be stalled with that last 25 lbs to go. I hope that this gets me out of the funk that I might be sabotaging myself to quit. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:17:22 EST medication causes side effects Hello Everyone, <BR> I'm a new member to Challenge, and I need to stop munching ! I fooled myself into thinking I hadn't overdone it. Ha ! When I stepped on the scale YIKES ! 12lb HELP is needed. <BR> <BR> After looking for a sensible way to #1. stay on a 1200 cal diet, not give in to the munchies,and one that provides motivation, recipes, I was thoroughly impressed with the options Spark Team offers. <BR> <BR> Join in and let's conquer the MUNCHIES !!! Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:42:55 EST I feel so Isolated I have Hoshimots's and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I am physically disabled...but I need to stop being in bed depressed and move when and how I can - but I feel so Isolated. Anyone else with mobility issues who would like to become friends so we can encourage each other. We are trying to reduce carbs - but our Autistic daughter who wont eat meat is making the change difficult - but for her health as well we are going to keep trying. BTW - I am Angie, 45 and I am an advocate for special needs c... Sat, 7 Apr 2018 06:52:28 EST 3 years post stroke Always struggled with weight , but been able to diet and exercise. Since stroke it?s been difficult and I?ve gained even more. Regaining mobility now and motivated! Was left side paralyzed, can now walk and have some shoulder and elbow mobility. Waiting for left hand! Thank God for his love and care! There were no cognitive effects from stroke, just motor! Fri, 6 Apr 2018 08:16:11 EST Hi, I?m Francine Hi, <BR> I?m not really new here. I?ve been here before and wish I would have stayed. Weight lose I?s so hard. I hate it when people say ?just don?t eat?. I have many health issues and many diet restrictions. I had cancer surgery this year, and for now I am cancer free. I had the lower left lung and 11 lymph nodes removed. In addition. I have LUPUS, fibromyalgia, diabetes, kidney disease, gout and minor heart problems. Needless to say I spend a lot of time visiting doctors. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 30 Mar 2018 16:13:48 EST No, I'm not New. No, I'm not a new member, but I'm gonna act like one, I am re-starting this today also. I am watching my family with Diabetes and Heart problems. Six of my siblings have already past on and three more are being treated. I live with two of them, the other refuses to keep her Diabetes in check, over 400-500 to under 35. I don't want what is happening to them to come into my lifestyle. SO! I HAVE TO MAKE A CHANGE, TO SEE THE CHANGE. As I once was told, NOTHING CHANGES, IF NOTHING CHANGES... Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:11:19 EST New here and ready to get healthy Hi all. I moved to Sunny South Florida last summer from up north. I am a retired school teacher after 36 years in the public school system. I want to not only lose weight but I want to get healthier and feel more energy to be able to enjoy the lifestyle in this new state I live in. Year round warm and sunny means more outdoor and active lifestyle, so I need to be able to have the ability to take every opportunity to experience all that this place has to offer. <BR> My hubby recently was d... Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:26:11 EST Introduction Hi. I'm an older student pursuing a bachelor degree. I love photography and being outside. <BR> <BR> I've been on the on-again-off-again exercise and diet yo-yo for years. I've gained and lost and gained back more a few times. I have asthma and it's getting worse. Since I'm going to school, I sit a lot to study. I really want to do something to get healthy, but just when I start thinking I can, I want an ice cream cone. I don't really have any accountability. <BR> <BR> So, I'm looking for m... Sun, 11 Mar 2018 23:17:18 EST Excited to be here! I am so glad to be here!! I am excited and optimistic about what SparkPeople is going to help me accomplish in the next few months and beyond! Although I do not have a lot of weight to lose, it is stubborn weight recently gained in midlife. I want to reverse the trend I see on the scale and I want to develop healthy habits that I can maintain for the rest of my life. I think that this can be a powerful tool for me! Fri, 9 Mar 2018 22:36:26 EST Introducing myself HI <BR> I started today and woke up feeling pretty stressed with my life just now. However, I just read some of the posts and feel like their are others in the same place as I am. I am 65 and have struggled with weight most of my life. I really wanted to have the goal this year of losing weight. I am fairly active physically - but find it hard to manage night time eating. I am looking forward to this group. Fri, 2 Mar 2018 14:55:26 EST Beginner Finding the site confusing still. I've been navigating around for a couple of days to see if I wanted to start. Still finding and learning. Happy to see so many people liking it. Thu, 1 Mar 2018 10:45:58 EST Redoing this Challenge I hope to actually complete it this time. I want to learn more about this site and the changes, such as Sparkpeople TV. I want to continue to improve my overall Health, physically and mentally and spiritually. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:56:58 EST Hello My name is Holly. I have early onset ataxia (you walk like your drunk) and into a few months of a back surgery. I am modifying exercise as I go. My walking is standing, walking with hubby, or with my walker. I have used a rolling walker for about 10 years. At this time, I have not been able to go places by m6self. My goals are simple working towards that. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:26:00 EST Hi am Mac, I am a 64 year male that really needs to drop some weight and keep it off. No health issues but really noticing a lack of energy. this is my 1st time joining a system like Spark. Looking forward to getting pointers on the do's and don'ts and having someone push me. <BR> Mac Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:12:44 EST Newbie I had my consultation a week ago today. Right after my consultation I went ice skating and some kid knocked me over and I got a concussion. I also suffer from depression and anxiety which have been magnified since the concussion. I?m on day 5 of the diet and find that I?m so depressed I can barely move. I am also itching from head to toe and it?s unbearable. I called the office and they said to stop taking the magnesium for now but that the itching could be from the soy products. Has anyone ... Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:06:18 EST New Member Angela G. Hatchett Hi, Just getting started today. I've already lost 29 lbs. over the past year, but I still have 33 more lbs to go. I have a lot of health issues, including Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Stage 3b) and Spark People was recommended to me by someone in my support group. I think this is just what I need to keep tract of my diet. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:15:15 EST Spinal Reconstructive Surgery, so overweight I am in need of some kind of emotional support. I am in month 6 ( really 8 since my first surgery). I gained 20 lbs my first surgery in June of 2017 and an additional 20 lbs after my second surgery in August. I have rods from T6-L3. I stay completely exhausted all of the time and am in peri-menopause. I ate great for 2 months to try and take some weight off but I only lost 5 lbs in two months. I?m so frustrated, I feel like I?m in a Catch 22 where, I have to spend all day in my back bra... Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:48:54 EST I,m new. Hi, I just joined yesterday. I love this site. The food and exercise trackers are great. I had gastric sleeve surgery Nov. 7th, 2917. I've lost 55 lbs. so far, and am looking to lose another 100 by next Feb. for my son's wedding. I walk 5 or 6 times a week. Usually two times a day, for 25 minutes each. I had to walk right after the surgery to prevent blood clots. So I just kept at it. There is a Planet Fitness just a block from my apartment complex. I'm going to join in March or April... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:15:35 EST Julius here from California My name is Julius from Anaheim, California. I am a promotional consutant I love to walk. I do meditation and love to bike. I have a pre-hypertension. Just doing some diet. Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:59:19 EST ms. kathy mccloud I ba wedding this summer and in need to lose weight, not only for the wedding but for myself. All the weight is in my midsection. my bad habit is soda and juice. I need a replacement for this besides water and crystal lite. my eating habit are bad it just sugar drinks. I swim and walking 3 days a week, plus I voluntary at a day care 4 days a week, so the work out is happening. help Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:34:32 EST A little about me and My epiphony I am 39yrs old, I have asthma, diabetes and have been overweight my whole life. I recently had that moment where I realized I need to start taking my own advice. You see I happen to be a LPN and find myself shaking my head at some of my patients when they are noncompliant in their care and management of their diabetes reminding them of the dangers of high blood sugar levels and they don't seem to care or make the effort to improve their situation. That's when it hit me. I am a hypocrite. My o... Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:49:40 EST Hello&#128522; I'm new to this site. My name is Penny and I really need to shed some weight. For the last year I've followed THM and although I feel healthier I'm not losing weight. I'm thinking of trying the KetoDiet. Would love to have a sharing community to help me through this process. I'm 63 years young and M very busy with grandchildren. So would love to support all of you. Thanks! Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:06:31 EST Need a accountability partner Hello, my name is Shelly and i need some extra help and need a friend that will encourage me through this journey. Im kinda a shy person at first when you try to get to know me but I will eventually open up. I deal with a lot of social anxiety and deal with depression on a daily basis. I am currently 160lbs and would like to get down to 125lb. Message me if interested. thanks Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:28:01 EST Hello... any one else out there? I am here hoping to improve my overall health, reach and maintain a healthy lifestyle as a 3rd shifter. My goals are to be active, feel good, and achieve a healthy weight. I have joined this site in hopes of find people who also work night and have found ways to have a healthy life. My interests include music, attending concerts, talking, and being active. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 01:42:29 EST I Just Can't Do It Without My Spark! Hello Everyone, <BR> Yeah, I, like others started a New Years Resolution last year... to lose weight! I joined Spark People and lost 21 lbs., then I began to eat whatever, whenever and really gave up. The, I can start again tomorrow was long gone! Gained it all back!! So, this time around I am determine to stick with it and lose this 50 lbs. I can't do it alone! I need my SPARK PEOPLE!!! Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:18:17 EST New to Spark Hi, my name is Cathie. I need to lose 70 pounds and I need all the support I can get. I'm excited and to be honest I don't know where to start. But I will take all the advise I can get. Thank You Everybody. Lets do this together!! :) Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:08:51 EST New Member Hello everyone, My name is Lorrie and I look forward to getting to know the SparkPeople's community. I have a goal to lose 50 pounds by September 2018 and to get in shape. I look forward to sharing with you! Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:18:18 EST New here Hello everyone I'm allie from Toronto Ontario and needing to lose weight with support from other people that are here to do the same thing. husband is a skinny Minnie so he cant help he eats everything and gains nothing Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:33:34 EST Newbie Hi my name is Susan. I was referred by my friend Steven who thought this might be helpful.i just turned 60 and need to make some important lifestyle changes I?m hoping for an emotional and stress eater.Hoping that the support that I hear that you offer will inspire me. Fri, 26 Jan 2018 18:17:38 EST Trying to get in shape after 2 knee replacements Good morning! I came across this site and decided to give it a go! I've been overweight and out of shape for years. In the past 5 months I got two new knees, which I had put off doing for far too long. I'm in the process of rehabbing, and it's time to get in shape and lose some weight! I do the majority of the cooking in our household, which includes my husband, my son and grandson. Though we eat pretty wel,l I am looking for easy healthy meals and snacks. I also need a better, low impact wor... Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:08:27 EST Dee Dee big goal is getting in shape for hiking. I love being outside with my dog Ozzie and she loves to take walks. Looking forward to a big trip planned this spring. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:43:26 EST Hello My Name Is DJ, My Goal Is To Loose 60 Pounds My goal is to loose 60 pounds. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:22:14 EST weding I am going to be 60 in September. My youngest son is getting married February 18 of this year. (4 weeks away.) I am a diabetic, Just want to be healthy and look a little bettter than I do. I need to loose at least 50lbs. My goal is to loose the 50 by my birthday. HELP Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:20:56 EST Finish today I think I lost eight pounds. I am also doing a couple of other challenges. I was wondering if their is anything I need to do for the trophy. <BR> SparkPeople’s New Member Challenge will help you learn all about the site and how SparkPeople will help you reach your healthy lifestyle goals! Get daily challenges and tips to get the most out of your SparkPeople experience. By tracking your progress and completing the challenge, you’ll receive a special SparkTrophy to display on your SparkPage. We... Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:49:32 EST Back at it - for real Hi Everyone, <BR> I'm back after a couple of years - and with more determination than ever. I had done so well back in 2016, losing almost 30 pounds, and was well on my way to my target weight. Then in August, I was in a bus collision that left me with a head injury and I got thrown off all of my healthy lifestyle because I was in constant pain. Needless to say, I've gained back all the weight. But now, since I've had a non-stop headache for a year and a half, the neurologist is worried about... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:04:56 EST New Here Hello, my name is Carol. I really joined Sparks People again to help my husband. While he doesn't exercise, I am hoping to get him to join the Y. Mostly I wanted to learn what I can cook to make us both eat more healthy and in return, we will learn a healthier lifestyle. We will be joing the Silver and Fit through our insurance and I will make every effort to get him to go. He still works at 71 and is up and out by 5:00 a.m. EST so when he comes home the last ting he wants is to go out a... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:41:33 EST Hi loves Char here... Hi loves, too many ailments & way too much "fluff" to not make 2018 the beginning of the best year yet.Looking forward to losing weight & illnesses both while working out with my hearts love & my daughter as well as any new friends we are blessed to meet along the journey. Blessings to all Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:31:05 EST 2018 New Beginnings Hello to everyone, especially new members! I just signed up today and looking forward to completing this challenge. Is there anyone on this team still active on this challenge? If so, what day are you on? What are your goals? <BR> <BR> I'm on day one. <BR> My goal is to: 1. Get healthy. <BR> 2. Lose at least 50 lbs this year. <BR> <BR> Jo <em>214</em> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:26:57 EST Hello! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> This is my 2nd day on SparkPeople. I lost weight through personal training and gained it all back. :( While I actually enjoy exercising and going to the gym, my eating habits need work. <BR> <BR> Hoping to make gradual, long-term changes in eating habits with help from everyone here. Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:31:34 EST Hello! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> This is my 2nd day on SparkPeople. I lost weight through personal training and gained it all back. :( While I actually enjoy exercising and going to the gym, my eating habits need work. <BR> <BR> Hoping to make gradual, long-term changes in eating habits with help from everyone here. Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:31:34 EST Just signed up. Deaf as a doorknobs so the videos won't work for me but the rest should. <BR> Hope y'all are having a great day! Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:10:55 EST hello Hi, I am Mary. new to the team. just anted to say hello. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:04:22 EST Starting Over Again... Hi, my name is Meggan :) I've used Sparkpeople in the past after I had my first daughter (who is now 14!) and found the support to be phenomenal! I gave birth to my second daughter almost 6 months ago and am trying to lose the weight that I gained during my pregnancy. 45 lbs seems like a lot but, I'm hoping with the support I get from this site, some hardwork, and determination I can achieve my goal! I've never been able to wear a bikini, and I want 2018 to be the year I can finally wear ... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:52:10 EST need help! I have HBP ,on meds that worked for a while but now don't seem to be working ,Doc. said at last visit she said The Dash way of eating would help, just can't seem to get started can't get the to that place .Thanks Sun, 7 Jan 2018 19:42:36 EST I am new here and this is a HUGE webpage.... Hello, my name is Linda. First I am a born again Christian and Jesus is first in my life. :) I am a 62 year old mother of 2 grown sons, Michael 33, who is an OTR flatbed trucker and Troy 29 who is still working on a career. I was married once for 9 years and have been divorced for 24 years. I have three precious grandchildren, Lane 12, who is the light of my life, Gabriel who is 2 (but I have never seen) and Alexis who will be two in February. Lane and Gabriel belong to Michael and Alexi... Sun, 7 Jan 2018 15:48:41 EST Nancy I am 67 and 200 lb. I think it is time to do something better late then never Wed, 3 Jan 2018 15:57:20 EST hello hi everyone . Im just starting, so Im checking in. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 19:32:05 EST Hi all! I'm Laurie I'm starting the new year with a renewed desire to accomplish something on my weight loss journey. I am also a member of weight watchers at the moment, but I figure, hints from both WW and SP can't hurt, right? Had a rough 2017 with the death of my father at the first of the year and my brother in law at the end of the year... my focus was pulled away from my weight loss journey. I'm hoping 2018 will be easier on the emotions so that I can get somewhere with this project. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 12:09:05 EST Busy mom Happy New Year! I am a wife and mother to twin boys. They are very active and keep us on the road with their sports. My goal is to eat healthier and workout consistently. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 01:33:59 EST Not So Newbie Hey all! <BR> <BR> Like many people here, I am starting over. Again. For the umpteenth time. It feels pretty crappy to know what's ahead-but also exciting to know that the feeling of success is around the corner (albeit a long corner, but that's beside the point <em>20</em> ). I look forward to crushing goals with you! <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> A transfer from "another" tracking site, which has NEVER been as effective as Sparkpeople for me, personally :) Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:14:37 EST I am ready for 2018 Hi I am Jennifer and 2017 was full of changes for me. It is now time to get things under control again. I want to get healthier before I turn 50 in December. So I am hoping to use this site for inspiration and motivation. I am going to do my best to do something daily on here :) Whether it be blogging or message boards or challenges. Anything to keep me moving towards my goal. Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:30:29 EST MELANIE HERE I'm here to try and get the pound off and keep off and would love support!!! EMOTIONAL EATER... Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:46:01 EST Mirror's problem Can't get my heart into it. So many of the foods on diets are foods I just don't like, and if I don't like them <BR> I am no going to stay with it. Have tried so many times. I want to get healthy. Weight loss is an adjunct, not <BR> my main goal. When I focus o weight, as I have numerous times, I fail each time. Time to take another route. <BR> Can use all the help I can get. Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:56:06 EST Hi All Well, giving Spark People a try since I saw it was recommended for what I am going to be doing. I have a lot of health issues (like I'm sure many people do), but basically, I am insulin resistant, leptin resistant (genetically, not due to being insulin resistant), I have the mutation of the MTHFR gene so I don't process B vitamins, low adiponectin, and low vitamin D. I have been working with a functional medicine doctor and a dietitian for the past year and with the recent diagnosis of low ad... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:34:22 EST old nutrabolic/formu 3 person did these in the 90's and lost over 50 lbs. much younger then and more active but they worked for me. I need a strict plan to follow- I am not good at counting calories or "just eat 1000 calories a day". I need a food plan I can strictly follow- also as a single person I don't and cannot eat a large variety of food as it will go bad too quickly. I am an administrative assistant for the fed gov and on my feet 85% of the day but tend to also be an emotional eater and work is not pleasant. s... Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:43:58 EST Hi, my name is Angie. Hi everyone! My name is Angie. I live in Goldendale ,Washington. Goldendale is one of those places that is close enough to another state that it's within spitting distance. My goal is to lose weight. I have said that so often throughout my life! I am tired of not including me in my life because I am embarrassed about my weight, or tired, or unable to do what thinner people do. I want to be able to like myself and feel as though I have made a difference in the world. The only way that I can do... Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:22:56 EST stuck stuck stuck I am a 75 year old lady who has struggled with weight all my life. When I was 30, I lost 100 pounds, from 228 to 128. Over the next 30 years, pounds snuck back on, topping at 226 in 2014. I am now "down" to 175, and so stuck, fighting to not gain a pound. I lost two close family members in the last few years, and occasionally depression grabs me for a few days, but that is improving rapidly. <BR> I am as active as I can be, I have in my back and Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:29:14 EST New here, hello! Hello all! I feel a hair overweight and have had zero luck with losing it on my own, so I'm hoping a little support might do the trick. Thanks for having me everyone! Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:01:41 EST newbie om the block! Hi Everyone <BR> I'm new and looking forward to a fun filled, healthy and exciting journey.! Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:16:26 EST Breaking out of the rut Hello my name is Gaya. I'm 40 and a mother of three. My twins are 8 and my oldest is 12. Which means I should have done this atleast 7 years ago. But that river has flown. The main thing is I'm ready to do it now. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for accountability partners. People that can motivate, and support me on my weight loss journey. I know I should be doing so many things differently, but I keeping falling back into my unhealthy patterns. I want to break out of the rut and start getting healt... Tue, 5 Dec 2017 06:19:13 EST Greetings & salutations From Another New Girl :) Hay.... I just wanted to say hi & hope you are having a day, as nice & lovely as you are :) <BR> I look forward to getting to know you, shrinking beside you & learning together. <BR> I'm hoping to connect with other Low Carb/Keto people. <BR> Always open to help & Advice :) <BR> Oh yeah!! I'm Mel :) Pleased to meet you :) Mx Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:05:13 EST momrockz hello..i just sighned up and am ready to get moving Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:03:55 EST Newly diagnosed with diabetes Just looking for new ways to live with major diseases. Hoping to find encouragement and support through others who are experiencing the same thing. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:47:19 EST Feeling Hopeless... I know that's not a very positive message title but since the tears are always flowing, the weight keeps coming on, and my body has started to give out, it's exactly how I feel right now. I'm 59 years old and I work at a desk job where I sit for 9 hours a day and I sit in a car for over 2 hours a day to get to and from this job. I'm too tired when I get home to do anything but eat, drink wine and go to bed. I try almost every day to start eating healthy but I fail every time. I have a foo... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:44:29 EST Can I Be Motivated Good evening! My name is Laurie and I'm a 52 year old widow. My husband passed away from a massive heart attack. I am also a mother of an angel. My son (20) at the time, passed away from an accidental drowning. Shortly following the death of my husband, I went back to school, and now I'm an Elementary Principal. I'm tired of feeling tired, old, and out of shape. I have two beautiful daughters, two wonderful and supportive son in laws, and four grandkids. I want to be healthy for them-but more... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:03:10 EST Hi! I'm Dawn I'm new. I'm open to suggestions & ideas. Have you been successful or somewhat successful with this plan? Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:29:17 EST Hi! I'm Dawn I'm new. I'm open to suggestions & ideas. Have you been successful or somewhat successful with this plan? Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:52:21 EST Returning Member Hello, my name is Linda. Never really took advantage of this site last year so I still have 82 pounds to lose. This time will be different. Tracking food and exercise everyday and looking for new friends who want to do the same. Sat, 4 Nov 2017 13:19:49 EST New Year/New Me October 17 2017, I turned 55 I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Diabetes II, I have 5 grandkids that are my life and I want to be around a long while. So here I am. Have heard a lot of good about this website. Gonna need a lot of encouragement and support if I'm going to make this work. So hello Spark People. Sat, 28 Oct 2017 21:26:57 EST Looking for supportive folks. Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am just starting Sparkpeople and am getting used to the site. The only challenge I am going to do right away is the 21 day Newcomers challenge. It seems like the right one to get me used to how to use the site. What I am really looking for in this experience is support from a community of people who are facing the same challenges I am. Right now I am trying to lose 50 pounds so I can get my BMI down to a level that allow my surgeon to proceed with knee replacemen... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 18:05:46 EST everything I enjoy involves sitting All my hobbies and pass times involve sitting down, watching, tv, playing computer games, writing, crocheting, doing bead work, doing crafts, reading. <BR> <BR> Something has to give and I need to make some changes so that I don't spend all my sitting. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:52:54 EST Sticking to It and Losing Weight Prayer Hello there! I don't want to do this alone. I am in my 60s and need to stay <BR> focused on me..not on others. I eat out of frustration and food is comfort to me. <BR> That is so common. Isn't ? Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:07:17 EST Colleen C I have been on many diets and now it is difficult to choose one that will work for me. It is hard for me to stay motivated. <BR> I just recently retired, I was in the Easter Seals program for Seniors and I reached the duration limit of 4 years with them. My last position with them was working with the Clothing Closet. All the clothes are free and the clients could come in twice a month and get up to 25 items. So I got to know a lot of people in the community and I miss that. The clients are... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:15:26 EST Weight struggle Hi I'm Debbie Heard I have been on Jenny Craig Weight Watchers only to gain almost all the weight back ready to lose the weight and keep it off for good. Any tips or advice or motivation would Sincerely be appreciated one day at a time. <BR> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:14:28 EST fresh start Need to find the motivation to stay in a healthy lifestyle I have such a sugar addiction smart enough to know what I have to do just need the push to follow through. Hoping to find that all here, Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:07:18 EST Hello All! My name is Marzetta. I am 34 years old and really need to lose weight. I really hate the way i look and feel. I have tried losing weight in the past but with no avail. I'm hoping this will help me out. Sun, 8 Oct 2017 17:20:13 EST HI my name is Frances I hear to lose 30 pounds I gained due too health issues. As per the MD I cleared to go and workout and eat different foods any feedback would be great. Sun, 8 Oct 2017 14:10:46 EST HI my name is Frances I hear to lose 30 pounds I gained due too health issues. As per the MD I cleared to go and workout and eat different foods any feedback would be great. Sun, 8 Oct 2017 14:10:45 EST exercise I am 74, obese and have some pain issues. I need to exercise but need something gentle to get me going. What kinds of things can I do? Please give me some suggestions. I use a cane and walking is difficult. Sun, 8 Oct 2017 10:30:45 EST Hi everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself! I've been on WW but thought I would try this instead! Do you like it? :) Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:31:06 EST Just joined Hello! I'm a new member. Call me Sandy. I'm 69 years old. I love listening to rock music. I am an artist and Landscape designer. I love trying new receipes. I love to walk but these days do not like walking alone. I live in a small town where dogs roam freely. If I do go walking I have to take my driver on my walk. I keep track of my steps every day. Lately I've been sleeping in. I don't like to do that. That makes me having breakfast somewhere around 11 or 12. Any way glad to be here. Tue, 3 Oct 2017 14:47:52 EST Taking control of my health Hello, <BR> <BR> I decided that it was time for me to stop sitting and get off the couch and move more with exercise and walking 3 miles a day (working on 5 miles). Also eating the right kinds of foods for a type 2 diabetic. <BR> <BR> I went from 199 pounds to 163, I'm trying really hard to get rid of the negative and put more into to positive. I Got This. <em>363</em> <BR> Tue, 3 Oct 2017 09:39:43 EST Healthy Lifestyle Hello my name is Yvonne, <BR> <BR> When I learned that I had type 2 diabetes I knew it was time to make some healthy changes, like getting off the couch and move more (exercise) and eat healthy. Sun, 1 Oct 2017 18:33:28 EST hello Hello my name is Maryjane I need help I am 57 years old I hurt in my body and i think if I can lose the weight it would be helpful but it don't seem i can get started and to stay on it. I am in this stupid wheelchair so i don't think there is anyway for me to get help Sat, 30 Sep 2017 12:18:34 EST On the road to a NEW life! Hi, My name is Tina and I am excited to be beginning a new lifestyle. I have in the past three weeks been following a Ketogenic diet. I have already seen a reduction in my blood sugar, my cholesterol, and most wonderfully my food craves, ie. sugar. I am finding myself less and less hungry. That is quite a feat for a 27 year long diabetic. I am hoping to hook up with other Keto folks here on Spark People. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:30:27 EST hello, my name is anne with an E Hi, I am picking myself off the ground and getting healthy after getting some scary news from my doctor. I used to be very active and outdoorsy and ate mostly healthy. Then I put myself on the backburner while seeing to the needs of several special needs kids. I learned to ask for help with all of that and wanted to work on myself. Now, I HAVE to work on me and get into the mindset that it is okay to set aside time to work on me and find balance. I will poke around the site but wanted to get ... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:46:44 EST hulagrl, Aloha! I need to get on a program that will help me lose weight. But what's more important is I am a diabetic, have high blood pressure, kidney problems, and thyroid problems. Having a hard time getting started. I just want to feel better and get in control of my life. Mahalo Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:11:48 EST Hi! newbie wants pals :-) dieting alone is boring Hello, I have been using my fitness pal and I heard good things about spark people. I really wanted to add the social component to my weightless and health journey. I recently had some major life changing events and along with the stress, I gained 35 pounds! None of my clothes fit anymore :-\ I committed myself back to tracking and my health about five weeks ago and so far I have lost about 8 pounds with what seems like a lot of effort. Anyway, after six weeks, I need friendly help to stay on... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 21:25:58 EST New Scale I finally purchased a new scale after using an old scale for over twenty years and well aware it wasn't accurate. The scale is making me honest and brought me to begin a long journey of losing both pounds and inches. I am noting physical problems related to my weight, so I am motivated to improve my health. My husband, who now has an overweight BMI with the new scale, believes the old scale is more or still accurate. The old scale weighs you fifteen pounds less than the new scale. What c... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:17:12 EST Stop giving up. I don't know how many times I have started a new diet but I never seem to get to my goal I always give up. I keep telling myself this time I won't give up. I want to lose 50 pounds. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:30:05 EST Question about day 1 of challenge Yesterday I had decided to try to not eat sugar starting today. Funny thing I am already craving my dark chocolate? Anyway after I made that decision yesterday, I joined this challenge last night, I didn't do the day one challenge, I read it and was going to discuss this today. I would like to read day one challenge again, can I journal even if I started no sugar thing now? I'm pretty sure I can answer most of the questions on it or should I just start over and do it the way day one says. <BR... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 11:08:57 EST Introduction of me Hello, my name is Barbara.. I'm 45 years old, granny to two beautiful grand babies, my grandson was just born 4 weeks ago. Best story I have right now is the one where I helped my daughter deliver her baby boy in the front seat of my car in the parking lot of the hospital all by ourselves! As for my body journey, I've always struggled to stay not fat. I've never considered myself thin, I have more of an athletic build. I cring when people tell me "you look skinny already why do you worry abou... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:16:18 EST Hello! Hello! Looking forward to getting to know everyone and make some lifestyle change friends! Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:58:11 EST Hi, I am new here, looking to meet a few friends. I started today, in hopes of losing a lot of weight and live a healthier lifestyle. I am going to commit myself by coming here everyday to spark, keep track of goals and participate in topics on teams. I hope to meet a few nice friends, who would like to share their journey with me. Good Luck to all. Have a great day! <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>41</em> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:06:51 EST What Exercise do you like? Any Emoticon. <em>315</em> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:17:16 EST Emoticon, to drinking 8 glasses of water or more. <em>590</em> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:12:26 EST Daily: Name a Song You Like. Girls Just want to have fun / Cindy Lauper Wed, 9 Aug 2017 08:48:48 EST Daily: Share a Emoticon to Inspire Each Other. <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Wed, 9 Aug 2017 08:42:21 EST Daily: Any Emoticon You Like! <em>9</em> Wed, 9 Aug 2017 08:41:17 EST Hi from Minnesota! Hello, my name is Rachelle. I live in Minnesota as a single mom, with my three daughters (ages 17, 13, and 10) and our cat, Zappa. I have had a weight struggle ever since having my second daughter. I have been on SP before and liked it a lot, but always let life get in the way of my success. I have always struggled with balancing self-care with the needs of others. I am hoping to continue to work on prioritizing myself in my own life (preferably without guilt) and also get in better shape/hea... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 10:55:18 EST Colleen Hi everyone, my name is Colleen, I am new to this. I look forward to comment on my journey, as well as hearing from all you that are just starting the program, or have success stories. Good luck to all and have a wonderful day Wed, 2 Aug 2017 08:49:10 EST Starting over The beginning of a healthier me! Tue, 1 Aug 2017 22:57:29 EST Educational I love reading the information given to us to use. I like being responsible for charting what I eat daily. I'm learning to change things up so that I'm not eating the same things over and over agian. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:33:45 EST The Ins and Outs of Ups and Downs I fell into the refrigerator and apparently ate my way out. <BR> In 2009, I lost 130 pounds (yeah,) lost my mind (Boo, ) got a much needed divorce (Freedom!,) left my active homestead life for a much higher paying, sit-on your-bum-and watch-it -grow job as a corporate trainer until 2014 (yeah and boo) <BR> Gained back 50 pounds during that stint! The scale refuses to move so I guess that means that I have to do the moving. So, here I am back on my beloved homestead with a home full of love, ... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:34:16 EST pia Hi, I had a gastric sleeve 2 years ago. I need to find a protein mix that is lactose free. I am having the most difficult time. I tried Unjury, and Whey protein products. I used to be able to use Unjury. I cannot tolerate either now. I use almond or cashew or coconut milk. I cannot use soy milk. I have GI Problems including GERD. i would be appreciate any suggestions. tHANKS. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:28:08 EST Just joined! My friend called me this evening and inspired me with her weight loss and how easy this site can be so I've sat down joined and entered my food for today and I didn't do too bad! <BR> I suffer from Adrenal Fatigue so I'm going to take the exercise slow and easy so I don't set myself back. <BR> It said I could obtain my weight goal by March 2018! 67 pounds, that seems doable. <BR> My main thing is not not complicate this and make it burdensome. <BR> So I'm excited to join you all and hopef... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:03:50 EST trying again/ always trying Hi! ive got 75 ibs to lose, 43 yrs old, have 4 children, work outside the home, have 1 dog, 2 horses and 3 cats, havnt worn jeans or anything other than stretchy pants for the last 14 years. Im ready to stop feeling sorry for myself and could really use other's support and in turn to support others because this is hard! Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:30:17 EST Everyday is a new day Hello everybody ...i just keep try Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:36:38 EST New Again :) I was a member here quite a while ago and decided today that I'd like to come back.. I have lost some weight.. My all time top weight was a long time ago but I was at 250.. I've managed to get myself down to 185.. I get frustrated looking at the healthy meals online because most of them include green veggies.. I had a pulmonary imbolism a couple years ago and have been on Warfarin ever since.. It's been confusing because I am told one thing by one pharmacist as to not eat alot of green to oth... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:46:33 EST Repsonding to the Wake Up Call Hello, I'm Becca aka Redis2K17. I'm back with Sparkpeople because I need all the help I can get to make the changes needed to restore my health and save my life. I'm 59 and single, living south of Houston, TX, near my loving daughter and grandkids. I have a couple good friends who will support me in this time of change, but I also need people who know what I'm going through and who are either walking the journey along with me or willing to encourage me from their spot just ahead of me. I love... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:51:55 EST Hello Hi. My name is Shelly and Iive in GA. I am about to turn 41 and have been battling with my weight for more than ten years. I have bad knees which makes it often difficult to work out, but I am determined to get in shape and stay the course this time. I would like advice and tips from anyone on best foods recipes and best exercises. I am a picky eater and maybe there is another out there that has tips for me. Does anyone have ideas about good workouts that will burn calories, but will not... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 21:38:14 EST Hello from Steamy Texas! In Need of a Re-Set From 2009 - 2010 I lost 100 lbs going to the gym and eating healthier/smarter. Then I hit my 40s. Hysterectomy in 2014 and have slowly gained majority of that weight back. Not only gained weight, but recently diagnosed with diverticulitis and hiatal hernia. Kinda feel like my 86 yr old mother!! I've half-heartedly tried to get back on track, but nothing seems to work. This site seems like a great place to try again. Hoping to get motivated and somehow find my willpower again. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 15:08:12 EST Hi..I'm Lou Have to lose about 40# so I can get a double knee replacement. Been "trying" for about a year, but it's time I put my whole heart into it! So tired of the awful pain and reduced mobility...and my son's family is having twins and I have to be able to keep up with them since I am the sitter (I live with them) and am barely able to keep up with the 2 year old! So heres to making myself 1ST and to getting healthier! Tue, 4 Jul 2017 18:50:17 EST Lynda Carr Hi, I am Lynda Carr and I have no idea what I am doing, or really how to get started. Plus I want to download to my phone so I can scan nutritional info at store, etc. Can somebody please help me. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:37:43 EST jo Anne starting a challenge if I can only get a diet plan with meal suggestions <BR> Can anyone direct me?? Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:15:27 EST Hi I am Lollie17 I have a LOT of weight to loose. So my goal is to take one day and do the best I can. My interests are first to learn to live more healthy. Luckily until now no big sickness, so if I want to keep it like that it is time I step up and start looking better after myself. I've joined the site because a friend could not stop talking about this wonderful site. So here I am... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:32:55 EST ! month weigh in and measurements ! Hey all I am a mom of 2 grown children and a grandma of 2 1/2 ( one more on the way). A loving husband who love me any way I look. Not me I want to look and feel healthy so I am on Ketogenic diet. I have weighed and measure myself after a month. I've lost 10 pounds and very proud, it has been a long time coming with yoyo dieting but this Ketgenic diet is the bomb. I've lot an inch off my waist and other part as well. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:23:26 EST Hi, everyone Hi, my name is Michelle, and I have been on and off of spark for quite a few years now. I decided to give it yet another go because I am now the heaviest I've ever been in my life at 270 pounds. So far, all of my other tests come back beautifully (cholesterol, sugar levels, etc), but I'm always exhausted and my knees and feet need a break already! Besides, now I have a 3-year-old daughter to keep up with, so it's even more important that I stay healthy. Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:04:44 EST Jen Hey out there, I am a 40 year old engaged woman with a graduate, senior in high school and a freshman in high school. I work up to 13 hours a day at an assisted living facility in a memory care unit which I love. On December 15, 2015 I had a ROUX-EN-Y surgery. At that time I was at my heaviest which was 254. I am currently 186 and wanting to be 140. I love to do needlepoint, cross-stitching, going for walks and playing cards or board games. I am currently looking for exercise ideas because th... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:21:10 EST Introducing myself Hello Everyone!! For some reason, I thought that I had already introduced myself in this group, but its quite possibly, I did not so let me begin. My name is Samaria and I am a diabetic. I was diagnosed in November 2010 but did not take it seriously until about a year ago. To make a long story short, I begin to log and track my food/exercise but I did not do it consistently using SparkPeople, so I deleted my account and stopped. It wasn't until recently that my diabetes coach suggested that I... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:40:52 EST 2nd time around I am back at SP for the second time. I also belong to the Omada predibetic group. I lost 23lbs a few years ago. I have about 20lbs to goal. I know I will make it, as I am determined to make it. z Sun, 11 Jun 2017 22:00:13 EST BThomas 161 hope everyone had a great weekend , now I am ready to get this weight off and will take any help I can get Sun, 11 Jun 2017 21:18:01 EST I need help for weight loss I been on a yoyo diet for years and now I feel like I'm alone with no motivation. I don't think my husband is a big help to me. I pray that I can get the help I need to lose at least 50 lbs.i weigh 278. I'm tired of crying and being depressed. I don't want to die. Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:41:47 EST New Here but Old to SP Hello All!! My name is Samaria and I am up for a challenge. I have been down this road countless times but always ended up quitting. This time I want different results. In order to see these different results manifest, I actually have a goal, wrote it down and begin to look at things differently. I see how and why things didn't work for me before! Looking forward to taking this journey. Tue, 6 Jun 2017 15:53:43 EST Newbie Hello! 57 male with a 21yr old brain, retired 2 years now. Was a LEO for 33 yrs and Have worked out nearly daily now for past decade. Here to learn, share and grow old gracefully kicking & fighting all the way! :-) Tue, 6 Jun 2017 13:32:33 EST Hello Hello, this seems great. I am hoping to lose 20lbs. Mon, 5 Jun 2017 17:55:09 EST Hello everyone!!! I'm a full time working mom with very little me time and I have just literally become lazy to do anything. I'm tired all the time, any free time I do have all I want to do is rest. I have nooo motivation to get started on working out and getting healthy again. All I seem to do is dwell on how "i used to be"....feeling really crappy with myself. Tue, 30 May 2017 17:34:13 EST To loose, 10, pounds To continue on my journey to loose 10 pounds need your support and prayers. Sat, 27 May 2017 23:10:03 EST Hi! I'm a 27 year old mom and wife looking to lose 35lbs. <BR> I work overnights. Type 1 diabetic. <BR> <BR> Recently started eating healthier and drinking more water. Smothered with a head cold the last few days so haven't been doing much physical activity. <BR> <BR> Hoping this site will help guide me in the right direction and lose this weight in a healthy way. Sat, 27 May 2017 13:21:28 EST Hi from Long Beach If anyone goes to the Fitness 19 in Long Beach, could you tell me please about your experiences there. I'm thinking about joining. Sat, 27 May 2017 12:37:28 EST Health Breakfast I would like to get some health breakfast tips Wed, 24 May 2017 11:42:54 EST Sugarpie18 Hi, I've been checking in, counting calories for 10 days and have lost 11 pounds. Yeah! But I just do not find myself able to meet my daily goals. Recovering from one knee surgery and have another in the near future. Exercise is almost non existent except for physical therapy with limitations. Simple recipes are what I need. Foods that do not make me feel gassy or foods my body does not agree with. No wheat, dairy, or chicken. Most veggies are okay but had to live on. Well, hello and thanks ... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:07:04 EST Staring Fresh Hi Everyone, <BR> I am 50 years of age and it has been a very long time since I've been a healthy weight. I recently got back into exercising hoping that would get the pounds off but I'm still struggling with the food aspect and I also like my red wine. I think reading about everyone's success and troubles with help keep me motivated. Sun, 21 May 2017 10:10:52 EST I'm tired of hurting! I'm 68 years old and I need to lose 150 pounds. I'm tired of feet hurting, legs hurting, hips hurting, back hurting. I've battled with weight issues all my life and I've always lost the battle. I'm going to need to know that I'm not alone and to know that even this old lady can succeed and start to feel better, emotionally and physically. Sat, 20 May 2017 07:14:41 EST New and Lost Although I signed up several weeks ago, I'm just getting started exploring the board. Mostly I felt I had to wait until the end of a very difficult semester to take on anything new. I had a lot of success with Weight Watchers years ago but when I joined again, I found that they have eliminated the discussion boards--the number one reason for my prior success. I've been working on becoming more active and served recently completed Walk Across Texas (although I substituted aqua-jogging and yard... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:47:46 EST hello Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new here, wanting to lose weight for my daughter's wedding on october 25, 2019. Fri, 12 May 2017 11:01:00 EST Hey everyone. Hey!! I'm Jess. I've got 67.5lbs to lose and its going to be a very long and hard journey for me. But I'm glad I've got this site to help me through it. I go on holiday in 22 weeks and I want to be as close to my goal as possible. I've even made meal plans for the next 22 weeks. I'm going to be blogging my efforts over on my Sparkpage. Good luck everyone with your goals!! <BR> <BR> xx Thu, 11 May 2017 17:42:07 EST Trophy awarded once challenge is finished Hi, <BR> <BR> I finished the challenge and didn't get a trophy. How does one get it? <BR> Thx Tue, 9 May 2017 12:25:56 EST Just Completed My 21-Day NMC - Now What? Today is Day 21 for me. Now that I am no longer part of the 21-Day New Member Challenge does that mean any of my trackers go away? I am also in the Diabetes and Fiber Challenges. Is that what you do as one challenge ends, just look for other ones to replace it? I feel accomplished have taken at least a 30-minute walk every day for 21-days where I was sedentary prior to this! I also lost 16 pounds in the 21 days. The articles were most useful. Any advice on which challenge to go to next? Tue, 9 May 2017 08:54:40 EST Living Life at 64 Over the past two years I have lost 60pounds. I was I'm bad health prior to losing weight. Life is better now, but my doctors want more weight loss and I need a support team. I do go to the gym but I have not gone all week. I am only 4 feet eleven inches tall with arthritis. I am happy to have found you guys. Sat, 6 May 2017 00:34:18 EST Anyone looking for a geeky accountability buddy? Hi! <em>213</em> I'm starting SparkPeople again this week after an extended absence -- looking forward to starting this journey with everyone else here! <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose about 25 pounds, but overall, I just want to be more more mindful about what I eat and do during the day. I want to be healthier. In the spirit of mindfulness, I am also going to try using SP's blog feature as a gratitude log. <BR> <BR> I am a mom to two young girls (ages 4 and 1), and I work full time at a n... Thu, 4 May 2017 12:51:49 EST Kim Hi so frustrated with myself, never,ever been this heavy, feel awful, but ready to go the journey. Mon, 1 May 2017 17:20:35 EST Nutrition Tracker Moving Target? Why do my daily goals for calories, carbs, fat, etc seem to change? Aren't my goals based on my height, weight and diet plan? I am being diligent about using the Tracker and these moving targets are perplexing. Mon, 1 May 2017 09:12:13 EST Hi! :) Hi everyone. My name is Renee. I have a weight loss goal of 50 pounds. I'm a mom. I'm a new vegan. I'm an atheist. I'm a Berniecrat. :) <BR> <BR> That's me in a nutshell. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:53:36 EST Mary Ann here! I am on a bad slide. After another day of over-eating, in desperation I searched out this site. I am just a few pounds away from my highest weight ever, and I feel out of control. I keep thinking that once the weather improves, I will improve. (77 degrees two days ago, 32 degrees today.). However, at the rate that I am going, I won't be able to do any of the numerous tasks that are waiting to be done. I am hoping to find motivation and a sounding board. Thanks. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:55:10 EST Hi, I'm Paula. Not very successful losing weight.. Well, I'm here trying again and wanting to do it by healthy eating and cutting down on how much I eat. I'm a compulsive stress eater, ugh. I'm an insulin and pills diabetic type 2. Gotta change my life style or it's not gonna be good. I'm an old crone and I want to live many more years... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:24:56 EST EAGER TO LOSE AND GET FIT HELLO EVERYONE... I HAVE MADE THIS JOURNEY MANY TIMES BUT AM DETERMINED TO MAKE THIS A LASTING EFFORT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE. i CAN RECALL AS A TEENEAGE THINKING AT MY WEIGHT OF 165LBS THAT I WAS "FAT" BECAUSE YOU SEE i WAS TOLD THAT I WAS OVERWEIGHT IN COMPARISON TO MY CLASSMATES IN HIGH SCHOOL. I AM OF LARGE FRAME, SIZE 10 SHOE.... HEIGHT OF A SKOSH UNDER 6 FEET TALL.......YET WAS MADE TO FEEL THAT IN ORDER TO FIT IN WITH THE CLASSMATES THAT I NEEDED TO BE A SIZE 9 IN CLOTHES. WHAT I DIDN... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:10:41 EST