SparkPeople Ohio Buckeye Beauties! Team Messageboard Hello Friendly People from Ohio serious about losing weight! Lets all support each other, and lose the weight we've always wanted to lose in A Healthy Way~ Glad to see you all! Hugs,Verm SparkPeople Ohio Buckeye Beauties! Team Messageboard New Member Hi I’m a new Spark member who has done the program before. Have gotten older and lazier. <BR> I am now a senior and decided to look for folks in Ohio who are trying to eat healthy on a regular basis and exercise more. <BR> Let’s do this! <em>381</em> Fri, 4 Oct 2019 08:05:41 EST Hello Hello! Im Amanda and from Eastern Ohio. I have lived here about 12.5 years before that, I lived in Western PA. I have 7 cats. I have been on SP for many years now, but I keep losing and gaining the same weight over again, but this time Im determined to be successful and get rid of this weight forever! Fri, 5 Jul 2019 17:06:56 EST New member Good morning. I'm going to try to be active on the board as I hope it will help! <BR> Fri, 5 Apr 2019 10:07:08 EST Hello all! Hi all! <BR> <BR> I am just starting out on my weight loss journey to get healthier. I have always lived here in OH. I did spend a year in Athens, OH but have lived around the NE for the most part. I am the crazy Ohioan who doesn't mind all the seasons. I do sometimes feel they last too long or not long enough (looking at you spring and fall). I am super excited for the weather to warm up so that I can get out to the parks to walk outside. When it is not playing nicely outside, I use a Bowfl... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:08:36 EST Your Long Lost Leader! Hello Beauties! It's bee a long time!~ I started this group 12 years ago! I went off the grid years ago! I just recently got back online, I could not believe there's over 300,000 members! my last count was 100,000 WOW! Just WOW! I didn't even know there would be a Ohio Buckeye Beauties group anymore! You all have continued on!! and great for you! I will hopefully be able to check on you from time to time! Great to see you all still here!! Hugs, Verm! Sun, 22 Jul 2018 15:13:51 EST Hi from NEOhio! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I recently moved back to northeast Ohio for work, after years away in other states. My undergraduate degree is from OSU and I lived in Columbus for ~10 years, went to middle and high school on the west side of CLE. <BR> <BR> Looking for potential workout buddies around the Cuyahoga Falls/ west Akron area. I was previously part of a small (5-8 women) group that met with a trainer 2-3 times a week for an hour and held each other accountable for showing up. Anyone here p... Fri, 6 Jul 2018 08:49:33 EST On The Road Again Hi there! My name is Cyndi, and I'm 32 years old, living to the east of Cincinnati. I enjoy a number of activities. Anything creative really, as well as gaming. I have an 11 year old son who is the light of my world. <BR> <BR> Currently I do not work, as I'm ashamed to even leave my house... I'm so weak from being lazy for so long, that I can't even walk to the end of our road without my back feeling like it's giving out and my lungs feeling like they are about to burst while my heart tries ... Sat, 3 Feb 2018 14:16:37 EST Making my way back ! It's been to long! Hi I am Cathe. I am from Northwestern Ohio. At one time I was very active in the Sparkspeople Community. I lost weight, achieved many goals, made some friends, heck I was even a Sparks Motivator. Then I fell off the wagon. Don't know how, why, or what happened. It just happened. .I am so a shamed of myself for I am now I am 100 pounds over weight. I am so out of shape and self confidence whats that? But the past is the past its gone and I can't cry over spilled milk, so I am moving forward. I... Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:47:51 EST Buckeye Beauty Daily Water Challenge I created a new SparkPeople water challenge for us! <BR> <BR> If you want to join click this link <link><BR>sparkchallenge-accept.asp?cc=A1I1XC4LF<BR>GZYA15CIJC2K0FXE </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:52:18 EST Spar dayton leader here Looking for teams that can help me achieve weight loss <BR> Been off and on spark vain every 2006 <BR> The spark OHIO meet about 3 times a year delco park for walks <BR> I am 72 old and tired.suffer depression holidays are not good for me <BR> Rural darke englewood OHIO.married 53 years have kids but let's not go there <BR> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:25:47 EST hello from cuyahoga county I hope there are a few people that live in Broadview Heights. Cleveland is the big city so maybe there are a few people that live in the county. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:42:30 EST Back in the Buckeye State! Let's do this! Hello, Buckeyes! <BR> <BR> I great up in Columbus, moved to Cincinnati for college, then moved yet farther away for work overseas, and have finally come back to my home state for a while. A back injury several years ago caused me to put on weight and get quite out of shape. I've been studying a lot in order to create and work my own recover plan (doctors wanted stero ids and surgery) and am seeing the weight come off and the back feel better and better :) <BR> <BR> Hoping there are some ot... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 06:16:00 EST start topic by mistake. .DEALING WITH HARD THINGS My plans for today are to go to rulers to get some milk &amp; to the library to return a movie. The movie was a good one..APPLE OF MY EYE. <BR> <BR> The young boy who won our local Ohio has talent will be singing &amp; playing at a coffee shop down down. I would love to go but will not unless my sister calls &amp; is able to go. tomorrow we will go to Lima for a community theatre production called PROOF <BR> <BR> Looks like I will only be needed to work on Monday next week. That is fine w... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:00:01 EST Back Again I am back again for a second time. Life happened and I stopped Sparkpeople. Life is fabulous now and I am back. I remember all the fun I had the first time around and hope to encourage and be encouraged again as I go through this journey of getting back to healthy. Together we Can! Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:11:55 EST psychnurse My weight has been fluctuating due to health related issues. Two years ago I underwent treatment and surgery for breast cancer. The medication that I am taking is an estrogen suppressant and in the past two years I have developed quite a large belly. My grandson asks me "do you have a baby in there grandma?". I desperately want to get rid of this belly fat, regain my strength and increase my activity level. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:41:36 EST New to the team My name is Frankie Knight. I live in Urbana Ohio and I'm also participating in Weight Watchers and look forward to getting to know everyone in the team. I have been married 9 years. My husband is Jeff he is a local farmer and busy right now. I also have two daughters Brittany and Harlee. Harlee lives at home and is 16, Brittany is 23 and lives alone. I also have a boxer/pit mix named Honey she is a new addition to the family we have had her for about 2 months and she is a big baby. <BR> I lo... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:47:58 EST Calories, Nutrition and Fitness? How you doing? I have started checking in everyday, and keeping track of things. It is amazing, the food and the calories, one takes in a day, and can replace it with much better food choices. <BR> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:46:31 EST Hello Team, How Are You Today? I am doing okay, so far, going shopping in a little while to pick up a few things for my kitchen. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:54 EST How many of you left and came back? I'm curious. How many members of this team had strayed off for various reasons and then came back to Spark later? <BR> I think I did, twice, but they were because we didn't have internet, if I remember correctly. <BR> This weekend will be a full year of committed sparkwork for me. And I'm FINALLY seeing bigger results. Phew! <BR> <BR> Tell me YOUR tale, please! <BR> ~curious in Massillon, Susan Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:40:48 EST Working towards feeling healthier and happier Today is my first day with SparkPeople. I've tried so many types of diets and have probably been dieting for over 40 years. It seems crazy that my life has constantly revolved around trying to lose weight and feel better. As I reach the post-menopausal years, the weight is coming on and sticking around. I am resolved to finish this race a healthier, happier me. I need to get control of my food choices, my portion control and my exercise, these are the three areas I want to focus on. Thu, 1 Sep 2016 15:17:06 EST Hello from NW Ohio! Hi Team! <BR> My name is Melanie, and I'm not new to SP (I've been using it off and on for 10 years--eek!) but haven't been posting to boards and teams as much as I once did and wanted to try to get back into it...Little bit about me, I'm from a small town called Fostoria which is about an hour south of Toledo. I'm married to my wonderful husband and we have one furbaby, Pebbles. I love love LOVE Turbo Jam and have been doing the workouts for about the past 10 years (it's the only workout tha... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:44:11 EST Lincoln Highway Rt 30 Sale We had enough of the heat but not the fun so we plan to go out again garage sailing. Anyone else been to this sale? Sun, 7 Aug 2016 15:16:54 EST 127 Sale in Ohio Anyone going to join in the fun at the Worlds Longest 127 Garage Sale? People are already setting up in my town. Sales starts on Thursday. I have gone several years once going into Kentucky almost to the Tennessee line. <BR> <BR> This year we are heading south about 90 miles. Tue, 2 Aug 2016 18:52:20 EST Can we talk politics? This week we have been the host state of the RNC Convention in Cleveland. Our Governor Kasich is said to not have attended, not to even welcome the RNC to Ohio. (Though I did hear he was there to speak to delegates, specifically I heard of one meeting with Michigan delegates.) He seemed to be thrilled that Ohio had been chosen back when cities made their bids. He was always repeating that no president has been elected without carrying Ohio. <BR> I will admit up front that I am registere... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:36:36 EST Overpoweri gTerrorism w/ Caring-ism and Prayer-ism This has been a terrible number of years filled with hate and violence and down right evil. Sometimes it's hard to keep your 'brave' on. But we are people of HOPE and we always cling to the idea that evil will lose it's power someday. <BR> <BR> I challenge all of us to do this: <BR> EVERY time we get a new report of terrorism, police deaths, or parents abusing/killing their children, GET OUT THERE AND DO SOMETHING CARING for another individual. Don't let our people become cynics who can't se... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:06:11 EST Hi from Delaware! So this is my second time using sparkpeople, and I forgot how much I love it here! <BR> I'm not sad to be using this site again either, this time around I'm much more focused on getting strong and building muscle instead of being obsessed with weight loss like I used to be, and my goals are more modest than last time around. <BR> <BR> I enjoy cooking a lot, and I train with my new 20 lb kettlebell in addition to my dumbbells as well as finding creative ways of getting in some cardio. Other... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 14:05:11 EST Hi! I am new! I am excited about this. I am hoping to drop the weight and train for Ninja Warrior. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 17:36:48 EST New, sort of Hi, I'm Susan. I live in central Ohio. I was a member of this team, then kind of dropped out of my involvement. I've been on and off Spark several times. This time on Spark I'm working on developing healthy habits like sleep and things like that. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting more involved here! Thu, 9 Jun 2016 23:23:45 EST Third Time's The Charm So this is my third attempt to live a healthier lifestyle using SparkPeople. When I use it, it really helps, but then I tend to stop using it and fall back into old habits. <BR> <BR> I'm starting at 250 pounds and want to lose 50 pounds by the end of October. Other goals include reducing my triglyceride levels and glucose levels. I have type 2 diabetes and my A1C is currently at 8.6. Sun, 15 May 2016 10:29:21 EST Hi!! Good morning! I am new to spark people and liking all of the features here :) <BR> <BR> I have been on a weight loss journey since Oct 2015 am excited to get the last 30-40 lbs off. <BR> <BR> ~Nikki Thu, 12 May 2016 08:27:25 EST Starting over My name is Nicole. I'm starting over I've gained a lot of weight and I want to get back to a healthy size. I don't wantto feel blah all the time. Fri, 6 May 2016 13:20:03 EST Tragedy in Ohio My thoughts &amp; prayers are with the family &amp; friends of the 8 people murdered in our beautiful state of OHIO. So hard to understand how someone could do this. I think I am more than 2 hours from the area. I am thinking the police &amp; investigators &amp; whole community must be traumatized. <BR> <BR> Anyone live close to the area? Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:02:24 EST back again hi my name is cyndi and i am back again but this time i got it Mon, 4 Apr 2016 16:00:01 EST Hello Hi from Milan! Good to know we aren't alone! Sun, 20 Mar 2016 22:06:23 EST Greetings from North Ridgeville Hello fellow Buckeyes! I'm terrible at introductions, so I'll keep it brief. My name is Leah, and I am a 31 year old hard-working mother of a very handsome 10 year old. We're a family that keeps busy by working hard and playing hard. A few interests include spending time with family, swimming, and pretty much anything involving the arts. <BR> <BR> I have been through so many "weight loss journeys", I've lost count. I've tried fad diets, I've tried Weight Watchers, and I've tried Beachbody. ... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 21:06:32 EST Clark County Girl! Hi, everyone! I currently live in a tiny little burg called Tremont City in Clark County, but I actually grew up in Springfield, where I lived on the same street for 34 years! I was born in Chattanooga, while my parents were attending Tennessee Temple, but they moved back to their home, Springfield, when I was just 2, so I grew up in Ohio. I spent a couple years in St. Louis when I was married about 5 or 6 years ago, but I'm a small-town girl at heart, so I'm very happy here, so close to Spri... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 18:26:45 EST Hello from Somerset Hello everyone! I have been a member for almost 2 months now and I am just now getting around to joining groups. This is my second go round for weight loss and I had 62 pounds to lose AGAIN!! So far I have lost 10 lbs!! Back in 2008 I reached my goal of 180 pounds lazy! So here I am 7 yrs later and I needed to lose 60 pounds all over again. <BR> <BR> Back in January I went to see a cardiologist and he told me that I needed to at least lose 10 pounds because the bottom of heart d... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:14:28 EST Hello everyone Hello everyone, i joined this page in 2012 but I never used it , i am ready now, i want to make a change in my life, i am tired of excuses i want to lose this weight get healthy and be here for my children the way I need to be. I could use all the support and help I can get on this nre journey I can't seem to find any in my everyday life. Thank you in advance for any support Wed, 24 Feb 2016 01:37:03 EST Hello from the Akron area. I'm a 31 year old male who has been an on and off dieter for the past 13 years. In that time my weight has fluctuated from as high as 362 to as low as 280. I'm committed to the necessary lifestyle changes to get healthy and hopefully ward off diabetes, high BP, and heart disease that run in my family. In the first week I'm down 7.4 pounds! <BR> Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:43:33 EST Hello from Dayton! Well, actually I live in Fairborn, but it's part of the greater Dayton area. :P I have over 100 pounds to lose and it would be nice to find someone to go to the gym with me... I go to Premier Ladies fitness in Huber Heights, which is only $15 a month, and if anyone were to want to try it out I could get them a free week. I like their water aerobics and yoga/pilates classes, but I haven't been motivated to go on my own lately, so I've been working out at home. It might be a long shot, but I th... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 19:56:05 EST Greetings from Southeast Ohio! Hi! Thanks for inviting me to the board. My name is LucyBeth, I'm 49 years old, and I am a teacher, gardener, chicken farmer, graduate student, and dreamer. I have a wonderfully supportive husband, 2 adult 'kids', and a brand new grandson who unfortunately lives 3 hours away. <BR> <BR> I currently weight 245 pounds on a 5'2" frame, which has ruined my health. I'm working on losing around 100 pounds. That still is over what the AHA says my ideal weight is (105!!!???) but it's a weight that ... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 21:43:01 EST Hello!! Hi all! My name is Jennifer, I will be 42 in April and I am ready to be healthy!! <BR> <BR> I live near Columbus, Ohio with my husband Sean, and 3 teenagers, (1 son and twin daughters), and a fur baby Scarlet :) <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:21:23 EST Greetings from Piqua, Ohio <em>381</em> My name is Leslie and I am 45 years old. I just graduated from Urbana University with a bachelors in Middle Childhood Education with contents in Science and Social Studies. I have two children and am married to the love of my life. I started out at 419 pounds and am now at 355.1 pounds. I am working hard to lose weight and become healthy. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:10:18 EST Time to take charge It's time for me to take charge and change my ways. I retired 5 years ago and since then have gradually become more sedentary and of course the weight has increased. I have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, both being treated with medicine. Now my A1C is elevated. My doctors say that through diet and exercise they believe I can improve on all levels. I came back to Spark People for the support and help in doing this. I'm looking for help with meal planning and menues. I feel I'm it's... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:16:02 EST Greetings From Dayton! Hey all! I'm new to Spark (for about the 14th time). I have joined this site multiple times, and when I stick with the tracking it totally works for me. Then I fall off the tracking wagon and find myself at 200 lbs. Sigh... So I'm back! <BR> <BR> I just got married in October and have two step-kids (18 and 21). I love living in Dayton and would love to try some of the more outdoorsy activities the city has to offer this summer (kayaking anyone?). I love to cook, read, and watch far too much ... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16:10:15 EST Hi Im Shirley. Im new here and trying to learn how to use the tools...... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 20:11:06 EST habitat I live in Portsmouth, on the Kentucky border. Anyone else live "down south"? Sat, 21 Nov 2015 17:04:23 EST Hello Everyone! My name is Dustie. I'm joining spark people with the hope of finding encouragement to be the best me in all areas of my life. I am a born again Christian, wife and mother of 3 young children. I have always struggled with my weight. I am currently heavier than I ever have been and its starting to take a toll on my health and preventing me from being the mother I want to be. The last five or six years have been a struggle for me. I've changed a lot but in some areas I have changed for the worst... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:22:49 EST Back at it! I have been on SP before...first started in 2006. I lost my weight...maintained for a few years then started a slide backwards. I'd catch myself and lose some and then put that weight back on and more. It got so out of control that the dr ran tests to see if it was a physical problem. I do have low thyroid but the medicine keeps that level ok. My daughter agreed to start back at SP with me so I'd have a buddy system going in person too. This is my first week back and so far...doing good! I li... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 19:06:58 EST Newbie Hi name is Cheryl. Live in Buckeye State since I was a year old. Nice to meet everyone. <em>524</em> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:49:15 EST Coming Back Been gone a long time, not sure how long. The past year has been really hard on me, and I didn't take my medicine the way I should (big gaps) and I went through some serious depression and stress. I wasn't sticking to any kind of diet, eating a lot more junk foods than I normally would. A lot of easy quick foods that didn't really require any cooking. <BR> <BR> I was down 30 pounds, but have slowly regained about half of it back the past several months. I had one of those moments maybe a we... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 18:33:42 EST Sherri I have hopped on board. My suggested goal is to loose 50 pounds by March of 2016. Thu, 1 Oct 2015 23:34:47 EST not new but here again hi my name is cyndi and it seems like i have been here 1000 times but this time im here to get the job done and not delete i will be 60 in april and i want to be a healthier and happier me Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:35:36 EST Still figuring things out. Hi! I have been on Spark for a while now and never realized that there was an "in box" LOL. <em>198</em> Anyhow... I'm from the Youngstown area, looking to lose about 15 more lbs and have the goal of running my first race (peace race) in Oct. I'm a mom of 2 girls (Peanut and Pumpkin). and just a random fact about me - I'm 30 about to turn 31 on Monday <BR> <BR> A work out buddy would be much appreciated but really anyone who is willing to give me a poke every so often is needed. I really ... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 21:58:14 EST Getting a fresh start Hi! I am Cindy, wife, mom, and gramma I am a retired nurse and now enjoy my hobbies of crocheting and scrapbooking. I have been here before but left for a while I needed a break from logging food and exercise. But now I am back and ready to get started, I had tried Weight Watchers but did not get very far. I found out a few months ago that I am an on the line type 2 diabetic. I have Diabetes challenge not been very good at changing my diet but I am putting a new foot forward. As a matter of... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 23:37:34 EST Lifestyle Change Hello Im an Ohio mom who has been a yo yo dieter for many years. I was glad to see an ohio team. That was a big motivator. I am hoping to stay a member and make big steps toward a healthier lifestyle. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:47:21 EST Looking for an exercise/hiking friend right now I live in Marengo Ohio. Is there anyone close to me that needs a walking/huking/exercise buddy? I had a gastric bypass in 2010 and am gaining my weight back, and I got married and moved here where I have no friends. anyone here in Marengo or sunbury, or Mt Vernon? Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:30:55 EST Fibromyalgia Hi! I just joined SP this week. Still trying to learn my way around the site! I was born and raised a Buckeye, and have lived in Ohio most of my life! I'm looking forward to being a part of this team! Question... Does anyone have any suggestions for the best exercise plan to start with for those who suffer from Fibromyalgia? Sun, 9 Aug 2015 12:58:55 EST Hello, New from OHIO Hello all, <BR> New all this..... Goal is to lose 40lbs. Coming up on my 50th birthday and want to get healthy and think about me. In the Social Work profession. So I help people all the time. It's time to do something for me! Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:36:55 EST Taking control Obviously, I'm new here. I'm ready to take control of my weight! My plan is to lose 50 lbs. I'm tired of being the frumpy friend. Please hold me accountable! Wed, 8 Jul 2015 21:59:51 EST new, again Have been using other sites but have come back to sp as this is the most comprehensive free site around. Have 25 lbs to lose to be in Healthy range. Had # checked recently and need to lower cholesterol and improve hdl/ldl. Glad to be here and like the changes . Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:59:12 EST New to SparkPeople Hello all! New to SparkPeople, trying to take full advantage of it. I've hit a plateau and need to focus on my nutrition more than I have ever in my life! O-H-I-O! Mon, 1 Jun 2015 19:55:54 EST Injuries and setbacks I sprained my ankle something horrible, and now I am really scared about the setback it is going to cause me <BR> <BR> Anyone else deal with an injury setback? How did it come out in the end for you? How did you overcome the setback? Sun, 24 May 2015 10:27:08 EST Hello All.. newbie here I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.. Just joined Sparks and look forward to meeting a few kindred spirits. I love cooking , experimenting with new recipes and sharing the good ones with my friends. You can also find me on facebooks so friend request me. I wish you all success with your journey to better health . Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food!! Tue, 19 May 2015 06:59:44 EST New Here Hi, all, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself! I've been on my fitness journey since January. Live in Columbus, OH. Teach HS English in Clark County. I go to the gym three days a week and am currently doing the 21 day fix. This is my second round and I'm loving what it teaches me about eating! I'm eating so much healthier now! Looking forward to continuing my journey! Sun, 17 May 2015 19:03:11 EST Healthy Habit 21 day challenge I want to start challenge for everyone, to support me and the changes I want to make and challenge me to be the best sparker I can be. <BR> <BR> I want everyone to start with 1-5 habits that you want to work on, and put them in your goal list on your step 2 of your start page so you can accurately record them. I want you to focus on the hiccups you have had in this journey lately. Give yourself one habit that you KNOW you need to change and if you choose others, some that you know you need ... Mon, 11 May 2015 08:43:43 EST New Challenge Time Who is wanting to participate in a new challenge? This forum has set dormant for close to a year if not over. I remember when this page was hustling and bustling daily. <BR> <BR> What kind of challenge would you like to see started? Wed, 6 May 2015 13:33:53 EST Hello, from an old geezerette I have decided its time to lick this diabetes 2 once and for all with losing weight and eating better. Medications are not the only way to control this disease and I intend to win my battle with it. Weight goal is to be about 40 to 50 pounds lighter by the end of this year if possible. Counting carbs and probably calories too, plus that dreaded word exercise. <BR> <BR> Hobbies are several craft projects, flowering and bird watching in our yard. Sun, 3 May 2015 11:12:47 EST Hello Hi, you can call me Grac. Taking charge of my health right now and I am looking to connect with others to share this journey with and hopefully have some fun along the way. Sun, 3 May 2015 07:52:50 EST Grocery Store.. My husband and I have decided we are going to slowly make changes to our diet. This week we started the switch from enriched white bread to whole wheat products. There are still plenty of "white" products in my house but we will get rid of them and as we do the will be replaced with the healthier counterpart. <BR> <BR> What are some things that you switched out or replaced? We are really looking for things that has very little artificial sugars in it because I have a lot of nerve damage fr... Fri, 1 May 2015 13:34:16 EST Picking up the pieces and starting over. Howdy from Scioto County. <BR> <BR> Im a 30.5 (gasp!) SAHM momma who is currently at 235 lbs. My 5ft 3 frame cant take the weight any longer! I need to do something about it. This has been a battle for YEARS. I have been on used and forgotten SP since 2007. Now is the time to change that, Now is the time to change for good. I have no excuses for my weight. No excuses for how I got this way except stress and a lot of life changes lately. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading.. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:04:08 EST What is working for you all? What is working? Maybe we could share what has made differences for us all. Personally, I know that low carb is a diet that I previously lost weight on-20lbs. However, it was too extreme and I couldn't do it long term. I have been walking 5 to 7 days per week (10-20 min) for 14 months now. Proud of that but I haven't lost any noticeable weight. At least I am out there. <BR> I am not proud.....I am 61, 50 lbs overweight and am concerned. Lets help one another! Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:05:45 EST Want to loose 10 pounds I am 49 yr. old and weigh 135 lbs. 6 months ago I was 130 and now I am trying to loose weight from 4 months and I am fluctuating between 134 and 135. I eat healthy . I take my 10000 steps everyday. drink 8 glasses of water. <BR> I want to loose at least 10 pounds. I am just frustrated. Please advice me. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:16:13 EST hey all hey all new to site and doing the fitbit anyone else out there have fitbit wanna be friends and challenge and motivate each other. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:01:53 EST I'm new here too... Hello everyone. My name is Eileen and I live in Columbus, Ohio. I am working to change my lifestyle to a more active one and to also eat better and heal my body. <BR> <BR> I struggle with exercising because I have limited mobility due to a dropped foot, which has recently been compounded by a leg ulcer due to poor circulation. I hate it! The pain can be unbearable at times and I feel like my quality of life is just slipping away. I will not take it lying down though. I have to get up and ke... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:21:10 EST Hello Back Again Hello, <BR> I am back to try this one last time and this time I will be successful with my journey. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 08:55:52 EST WSU needing to lose 40 lbs Anyone on here around Wright State University, I would love someone to walk with, preferably female, early 20's, that has around the same goals? Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:45:28 EST Air Force Marathon? Anyone here registered to complete the half or full marathon this September? I'm extremely out of shape but went ahead and registered for the half. Would LOVE to find some companionship and a friend who'd want to run it with me!! Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:53:20 EST Hi I am back again. Decided to give spark people another try. I have multiple health issues going on, but I am determined to lose some weight to get healthier. It may take me longer or it may not. I am determined to try again. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:49:21 EST Hi Starting over again and this time I'm determined to keep with it! This is the year I get healthier, lose weight, and get in all around better shape. Finally got some sunshine today in the buckeye state so going to enjoy it while it lasts! Come on spring! Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:27:36 EST Hi all!! Hi, i'm starting new again, not sure of what to put, but need help. Have a lot going on and need to get the weight off. <BR> Thanks for being here or for having a place to go. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22:47:10 EST Stilll trying I can't fail again, it has worm me out.I don't want to feel dumpy anymore and I want to be able to dress better for work, instead of wearing what fits, which is getting less and less. I need to be accountable to someone. I have summer clothes I need to fit in, last summer I kept wearing the same couple of pairs of capris , black and navy. Need help! Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:18:50 EST Good Morning! Hello! I'm Sharon, and I'm from Mansfield! I am a newlywed (married 8 months). I have two sons 15 & 19, and now I have 3 beautiful step-children ages 4, 6, and 8. I have a lot of work to do! Starting today I have pledged to stay off Facebook for 30 days because I spend way too much time on there, and I figured all that time could be spent working on ME. I quickly found myself needing something to do this morning, and came across Spark People. Perfection! So, any tips, motivation, recipes, etc... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:51:38 EST Introduction-Long time away! Greetings everyone I'm Christine! I had been on SparkPeople a few years back. It's been awhile but I am back now. Now that I am at a different point in my life, I hope to be able to share my story and my journey just do what I can to help motivate others cope and get through any current challenges of their own. Please feel free to reach out if you would like or need any nutritional resources, performance training plans, etc. I am finishing up my Registered Dietitian license as well as current... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:22:38 EST Hello! new to this site but not to the challenges of weight loss. Working to lose 8 pounds that have crept back on since hitting my goal weight with Weight Watchers a few years back. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 15:23:59 EST Hello! I'm a 30 year old woman who is lucky enough to have been married to my amazing husband for almost 11 years. I've been blessed with 2 children (boy and a girl) and am currently living in southern Kentucky. <BR> As of right now, I'm weighing in at 100 lbs over a healthy weight for my height. It's so hard for me to write that because quite frankly, it's embarrassing that I've allowed myself to go this far. I've made excuses...heck, I'm pretty sure that I'm the Queen of the Excuses, but at the e... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:14:26 EST Hello people Just moved back to ohio from Maryland. Seriously depressed there. Started weight loss day after Thanksgiving. Lost 32lbs. Trying to continue. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:29:26 EST Hello I am a people who eats no matter what I lose 99 pounds 6 years and gained it all back plus 10 more pounds -I lost one of my very best friend- My Father. He used to be there for me...he went through so much medically that all he wanted was me to lose the weight and become healthy. I let him down and myself. I now take care of my mother. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:14:51 EST Need support and motivation I am 42 year old mother of two amazing daughters. My youngest is 3 and oldest is 11 years old. I am trying to maintain health and lose approximately 13lbs- mostly to keep up with the girls and I want to complete a few of my fitness bucket list this year- Tough Mudder in May and possibly a half marathon in November! My employer is sponsoring a Fit 15 and encouraged us to track our food using Spark People. So far I have found easy to use. Now I am starting to see all the support the Spark ... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 14:19:20 EST Locations Hello everyone, I've seen people looking for workout buddies so I figured we'd use this to try and connect people who are close to each other!! I'll start!! <BR> I'm in the Canton area. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 02:07:56 EST SparkTeam: Idea Exchange Hey guys. I don't know if this is allowed, so, if not, please feel free to remove it & I'm sorry for any inconveniences. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you all know I created a new SparkTeam called Idea Exchange. My goal for it is to get a community together where we can exchange recipes or inquire about any suggestions one might have for helping someone meet a nutritional goal. <BR> <BR> For example, if you are trying to find a nice, simple snack to increase your daily fiber intake, you ca... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 14:50:54 EST Time for a change towards health and wellness Hi, my name is Tonya. I joined SP a few years ago but never did much with it; I have recently rediscovered the site and helpful articles and hope to get more involved with the supportive community. I am a busy, working mom and have let myself get to my highest weight ever over the last couple years by doing a lot of stress eating and not exercising. It is really time for change to a healthy lifestyle. My goal is to lose 35 pounds and get my fitness back. I want to get back to using exercise f... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 23:05:34 EST Newbie Here :) I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. My name is Rian and I live in Findlay with my husband (Jeff), our boxer (Brutus) , our two cats (Chessie & Patches). <BR> Jeff and I met in April 2011 down in beautiful Florida. I had just left my boyfriend of 5 years who was cheating on me and moved in with my Grandparents in March 2011. A month later I met Jeff. In May 2011 we moved into together and by August 2011 we were engaged. October 29th 2011 I married my best friend and soul mate. :) H... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 14:56:12 EST quote A new year, a new day, a new moment. They are all good chances to begin again. - Bob Perks Fri, 2 Jan 2015 19:04:00 EST Hello, Comrades! Figured I'd come and introduce myself to my new Ohioan comrades :) <BR> <BR> I was on Spark probably three years ago now, but never went anywhere with it. I'm hoping this time around, I might actually stay motivated to do what needs to be done. I've gained a lot of weight over the last couple years, especially after my little one came along two years ago. Everything in my body got knocked out of whack and I never really bounced back. It doesn't help that I live an excessively sedentary lifes... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 20:36:07 EST New today! Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just joined spark people today. I am looking forward to getting started. I have never really thought about my weight until recently and now I am going to do something about it. This is for me, to feel better, healthier, and love myself again. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:31:19 EST clean chuckle New Years Poem <BR> <BR> T'was the month after Christmas, <BR> and all through the house <BR> Nothing would fit me, <BR> not even a blouse. <BR> <BR> The cookies I'd nibbled, <BR> the eggnog I'd taste <BR> At the holiday parties <BR> had gone to my waist. <BR> <BR> When I got on the scales <BR> there arose such a number! <BR> When I walked to the store <BR> (less a walk than a lumber). <BR> <BR> I'd remember the marvelous <BR> meals I'd prepared; <BR> The gravies and sauces <... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:20:41 EST Woman from Ohio in need of help I am a 50+ woman who is joining to lose weight for myself but also to help my 16 yo son. He is about 80-100 lbs over weight and I am going to have him sign up for sparksteen. I thought it would be great for both of us to go thru the same program together so we can be on the same page. We are going to need lots of help so please be patient with us. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:39:13 EST glad holiday almost over... sweets everywhere! I am new here. Glad to be online to track my progress and stats. I am from the Clev area. <BR> <BR> Anyone else glad the holidays are almost over? At least as far as sweets everywhere? So much time preparing for the holidays, I put my health way on the back burner <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:16:30 EST IT IS ME AGAIN I AM BACK AND I AM READY TO DO THIS THIS TIME BECAUSE I AM DOING IT FOR ME MYSELF AND I Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:23:27 EST New Here I've been using SP for the past 33 days. I am a distance runner and struggle with an extra 10-15 pounds. During my last marathon I swore I would get a handle on the extra weight! I'm 54 yo, married, have 3 kids -1 still at home. Sat, 6 Dec 2014 07:12:46 EST THIS TIME IT FOR ME I HAVE BEEN ON AND OFF AT SPARKS BUT THIS TIME I AM BACK FOR ME AND THIS TIME I AM GOING TO FINISH WHAT I START Thu, 4 Dec 2014 18:43:57 EST New to the site My name is Chad. I'm giving SparkPeople a shot to try to get motivation to stick with my diet and exercise plans. I've tried time and time again to diet and exercise, but I lack the motivation and the discipline. I'm really hoping to find people that can positively support and motivate me to stick with it and give it my best shot. <BR> <BR> I'm 24, 5'11", 208 lbs. I had a weight problem in high school - I was about 180 lbs when I was 14-years-old, and stayed that throughout high school. A ye... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:29:25 EST hello Hello spark friends, <BR> This is my first post. I have picked up on fitness off and on over the years. This team I am sticking to my plan. <BR> I want to loose 5 more pounds and get physically in dhape Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:30:45 EST mrs.Mitchell Hello everyone im ready to be all that I can be with the Sparks excited Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:28:38 EST Holiday gifts: great ideas/great buys There are only four weeks (exactly) between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Have you begun to shop for presents yet? This thread serves a couple of purposes. One is to give ideas of what you consider to be the "perfect" gift for ____ (teenage girls, bachelor uncles, dads, you fill in the blank). The other is to alert your fellow Sparkers to super deals you have found, either in stores or online. Let's share our great ideas with one another. Maybe this will make for less holiday st... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 17:17:22 EST Howdy Good day, all. Just starting out with this program in the last month on doc's advice. Having to change one's lifestyle is proving to be a daunting task; hope to take advantage of others' experiences and eventually contribute a bit, too. Cheers! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:35:01 EST Ready to change and have fun Hi everyone ! My name is Dana and this is a big step to let my walls downn and make a change. I would love to travel and do exciting activities but my weight keeps me from it. Well I do I am a strees eater and feel safe hiding behind my weight. There has been a lot but I pull through. I want to have the life I always dreamed of. I have always cared for othees never for myself. Hope I set my goals and reach tm I always start to workout someone compliments me a I self-DESTROY all I've done. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:37:18 EST looking for a walking pal I live in Doylestown and work full time in Medina so I get home around 6pm. I love to walk at Silver Creek and neighboring areas. Anyone close by that would like to walk with me? Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:26:39 EST cstein14 Excited to get started. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:49:26 EST cstein14 Excited to get started. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:46:03 EST New to Sparkpeople Hi, I just joined today. Well, actually I was a member a few years ago, but I didn't do anything with it. <BR> My job as a writer/editor is very sedentary, so I don't get a lot of exercise. That's why I rejoined the program. I need to find a way to get healthy. I signed up for the 28 day challenge. I'm looking forward to it. (Of course I haven't started doing it yet.) <BR> I'm married, without children, and live in Northeast Ohio. I'm trying to get my husband to join Sparkpeople, too. He's a... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:14:43 EST New And Ready To Rock! Hi! My name is Amanda and today is my first day on Sparkpeople.I live in northwest ohio with my amazing family.I am here because I need the extra support and friendship it takes to get to (and maintain) my goals. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:14:41 EST New to SparkPeople... SO excited! Hi y'all! I'm Taylor and I am brand new to SparkPeople! I live right outside Cincinnati and have a passion for all things health and fitness! I love motivating people to reach their goals and my dream is to become a personal trainer and to impact lives for the better. I am so excited to be a part of this group! Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:51:17 EST New to Sparkpeople Hello all I am new to Sparkpeople. I am looking forward to losing 50 pounds and feeling great!! Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:19:45 EST Hi everyone!! I'm new...again Hi!! I'm Shelly and I just rejoined Spark! I had an account a long time ago but didn't utilize it like I should've! I'm an 8th grade teacher and have about 30 pounds to lose. I'm trying not to focus on the scale too much... I just want to feel good and healthy!! I tend to do well for awhile and then once I have a hiccup it goes downhill from there..I love how Spark is community based and I look forward to interacting with all of you, keeping each other on track, and exchanging advice :) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:47:56 EST I'm back! I'm back! I'm back!!! :) (Did I mention that I'm back? <em>20</em> I've been away for far too long. My weight went way up, and now I'm determined to get the weight off and get healthy! I have severe sleep apnea, and the results of my last sleep study from August said that I was in REM sleep only 13% of the night. <em>40</em> So my sleep doc told me last Monday that my options are: <BR> <BR> 1) CPAP (NO!) <BR> 2) CPAP with the TAP (oral appliance that I wear to treat my sleep apnea) (I already sai... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:28:22 EST Moke1963 Hi! I found this website and thought it was just what I need. I am a 67 year old single female who really needs to loose weight and exercise. I don't want to grow any older in the same shape I am in. I had a total knee replacement in May and I am doing very well. No excuses to go forward with the exercises. I really believe the info on this sight is just the help I need. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 17:54:21 EST Hihi!! Hello! I used to use this site years and years ago. I decided to get back on because I'm at my heaviest weight in 4 years, and close to being the heaviest I've ever been. <BR> I can't do this anymore. Though I'm nervous, because I have issues working against me. I just have to focus, and fight through the lack of motivation pushing against my will to change. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 13:14:36 EST kickball and walks/runs Anyone interested in weekend activities? Kids are more than welcome to come I will probably have my son. I have a group and we are always looking for more people to learn and trade ideas for health and fitness. Its more about supporting and activities than just getting buff. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:40:37 EST Cathy, me, needs motivation. I have lost 120 ponds about 5 yrs ago. But I put back on 30 of those pounds and can't get motivating to taking it off. I am afraid 30 will turn into a 100. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:04:51 EST Just enjoying a gloomy but nice Sunday. Good morning to all. I'm new to this group. I rejoined the last week of August. The last time I was on Sp I was over 200 and I have managed to stay under 200 fro a few years now. But I want to lose about 30 pounds so i'm starting again and any motivation and tips would be great . Goo luck to every one and I hope that it will be a great and healthy week for all. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:42:40 EST Hi eveyrone Hi there. I'm new here. I live in NE Ohio. Hope everyone has a great day. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:21:08 EST Hello Ohio Hi there everyone. I'm new (again) to this site. I've been here before, but not for very long. I am ready to do this! I've lost 32 lbs so far and I have a lot more to lose. I hope I am able to meet people on here and we are able to motivate each other. I hope everyone has a blessed day. <em>30</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:52:39 EST Hello! Hello everyone! I am new both to the group and to Ohio. I grew up in Arizona, meet my husband when he was stationed in California, and moved to Ohio in June 2014 when he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps. <BR> <BR> I reached my highest weight of 232 pounds when I was pregnant with my daughter. She was born 11/16/2013. In January after my 6 week check up I decided to get serious about losing weight. As of August 5th I have lost 46 pounds. I took a break from my scale and will be ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:13:33 EST Hello! Hello everyone! My name is Crissy and I'm 29 years old. I live in Kentucky with my amazing husband, 2 children (9 year old son/2 year old daughter), and our 3 year old mutt whose name is Malia. <BR> I've always been on the chunky side, however, I've had a wakeup call recently that made me realize just how far I've allowed myself to go. I'm now weighing in at my highest weight ever...210 lbs. <BR> I can't wait to meet all of you and watch you all meet your goals! <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> ... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:24:14 EST HI Hi my name is Tiffany and I am 24 years old. I am currently working on loosing my baby weight. I have slacked up until now assuming that the weight would disappear like it used to when I was younger. I have a son who is almost 3 and I am still the same weight as I was when I delivered him. EKKK! I look forward to joining in on the conversations to help motivate and improve myself! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:18:14 EST I'm new here! Hello, I'm a 48 year old distance runner and semi-professional roller derby player. I started bodybuilding after several bad injuries playing derby in order to build strength and stamina in taking the big hits out there! I"m 5'2" and 125 lbs. I've been trying to get to a leaner 118 without losing muscle mass. I know HOW to do this, but I'm having a problem staying committed to my diet plan. I seem to be fighting hunger in the evenings alot, especially on the low-cal days of my plan. I'm ... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:49:39 EST lajh1973 Hi I'm new to the spark people program. Say that 3 times in a row. I live in Licking County and hope to lose a big whooping 80 pounds. I know it will take time, patience, determination and help from all of you. I've been told that I worry and take care of everyone else. Now that I'll be turning the big 60 in March, I should take care of myself. So can I lose the weight this time? Yes! Yes! Yes! With some help from all of you. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:46:46 EST im back hi my name is cyndi and i am ready to do this again and this time im ready to get it done Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:49:54 EST Hi! Wow, there are a lot of Buckeyes at SP! Hi to everyone ;-), Here to shed a few pounds and learn about good (better) nutrition along the way. Have been yo-yo'ing far too long, time to put a stop to it once and for all ;-). Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:38:15 EST Hello from Wadsworth! Hi, my name is Marianne. I'm not new to SparkPeople, but am newly re-committed to losing 30+ lbs and keeping it off. This time I'm serious! <em>213</em> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:24:57 EST Hey there! Hey everyone! I'm Jaycee. I have been on SparkPeople before right after my son was born. I had many issues losing weight due to a hormone imbalance and I just recently started on Adipex. I have already lost 6 lbs in 4 days so I am determined to continue with my weight loss and keep it off after I discontinue the medication. I have had depression issues since I was in eighth grade and had to get off of them while on the adipex. Not only do I want to lose weight to help my self confidence, but ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:04:04 EST Hi! I am new here! Hi my name is Katie. I play volleyball, basketball, and I love being outside. I also love spending time with my friends and family. I am looking to lose about 15 pounds and make better eating choices! <BR> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:01:41 EST Hello Everyone :-) My name is Amanda. I am new to Spark People & still trying to find my way around. Wow, SP is amazing, with so much to offer!! I need to lose 50 pounds & become more active again. I recently had surgery & my activity level tanked. I have always enjoyed walking/jogging, biking & being outdoors. I loved the freedom, peace, & overall wonderful sense of well being it brought to me. I am staying positive & I am confident I will be enjoying these activities again very soon. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:35:04 EST The Fest If you live near northeast Ohio, you should check out <BR> This year it will be Sun. Aug. 3. <BR> It is a fabulous day with 4 national Christian singers/bands. <BR> It is open to everyone who wants to have a positive family day. <BR> It is totally free. <BR> There is off-site parking with free shuttle service. <BR> Many of the sponsors give 'freebies'. <BR> Pass this info on, please. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:52:56 EST Hello Hello there, my name is Anna. I have basically been struggling with my weight my whole life. In late 2009 I began yet another weight loss journey, and by the end of 2010 had lost about 80, and I kept 70 of that 80 off for two years. In summer 2012 I learned I had poly cystic ovarian disease, which I have had probably most if not all my life but was never checked for. Some other stuff such as my thyroid came back abnormal, and I'm finally getting into the endocrinologist next month after getti... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:39:34 EST Not so new Hi! I have been a member for a few years but have been back and forth on the weight lose journey. I have fibromyalgia and degenerative disc disease. Both of which cause me daily pain. I stopped taking meds due to an almost 50 lb weight gain which was a side effect of the meds. I am determined to lose the weight this time so I can enjoy my kids.and life pain free. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:08:11 EST Hello! Hello everyone! My name is Christina and I'm 18 years old. I've just moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where I'm finally on my own. Nervous, but very excited! I'm a hopeless romantic :) who adores books and can't live without music. I was born and raised in France, but moved here to the United States when I was 15 with my parents. <BR> I've always been on the "curvy side", but after my parents divorced, I began comforting myself with food which ended up with me gaining 70 lbs. I'm not proud of myself... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:22:32 EST hello Not sure what to say here, other than hello. I'm new here. I've been using spark people since Oct 2013, but never used the message boards before. I started at 211 and am down to 190, but seem to be stuck. I keep fluctuating between 190 and 195 for the past 6 months - frustrating, but probably my own fault (I like to "cheat" a little too often). One thing I'm concerned about is getting the right nutrients. According to the nutrition tracker, I need to increase my potassium and magnesium... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:30:05 EST Son-in-law life flighted My son-in-law, David Fitch, was in a serious auto accident <BR> yesterday. You can see the car pictures that were in the news. <BR><BR>tail/id/574862.html <BR> He was life-flighted to the trauma center. He got out of <BR> surgery at 10:30 PM last night. He is stable, but in a lot <BR> of pain. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:55:12 EST Still Learning This Place... I'm a 33 year old male who is usually pretty quiet... especially around new faces, I spent most of my youth doing crazy things across the United States, Canada, and Mexico... moved back home a few years ago to financially and physically take care of a family member who has cancer. <BR> I spend most of my spare time either working or in my shop building things, which in toe has left me a bit more out of shape then I would prefer. So I am now in the process of trying to become more actively i... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:11:41 EST A New Buckeye Happy 4 th Of July <em>652</em> <BR> New to the team. <BR> From Ellet/ Akron area. With Tallmadge 5 streets away. <BR> Bought our house 4 yrs ago yesterday. <BR> Raised in Ellet. Graduated from Ellet High. <BR> Live close to Goodyear Metro& Goodyear Blimp& hanger. Strickland's. And Tallmadge Circle. <BR> So glad to find the team. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 12:15:28 EST anyone in or near Barberton?? I'm looking for a walking buddy. Just someone available for a slow poke walk. I'm just starting out and a chubby chug-a-long right now... Any takers? Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:33:35 EST Fresh face here :) Hello! My name is Liz. I'm 29, married, and we have 3 wonderful children. My short term goal as of now is to lose 25 lbs by September 25,'2014. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone the best of luck! Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:06:57 EST Hello! Hi, my name is Marie, and after having 4 kids ages ranging from 13-5, I have put on extra weight that I just can't seem to lose. Its been even harder after I herniated a disk, and screwed up my SI joint. I'm hoping to find extra motivation from spark people. :) Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:37:05 EST Hello From Findlay :) Hi. My name is Rian. I just started on this site yesterday (June 13). I am hoping to lose 67 pounds by March 2015 and maybe find some people close by to help me on my journey. :) I live in Findlay with my husband and our zoo of animals. LOL. We have a dog (Brutus) and 2 cats (Chessie and Kitty). Our 3 year anniversary is coming up in Oct and I am hoping to be down at least 30 pounds by then. We are also trying for our first baby. :) <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get started :) <BR> <BR> Rian <BR... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:04:05 EST New to the Forum Hi--I'm 52, married and am owned by 2 German Shepherd goofballs. I sort of retired about 3 years ago and the weight creep has been awful. Here to get wise about nutrition and physical activity in order to lose the poundage. Would also like to find my self-esteem somewhere along the way! D'oh! Glad to have found SP. <BR> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:26:23 EST Newb that wants to be fit and have time! My name is Renee and I recently just started college for my BSN degree. I have worked so hard this past year to earn a 4.0 and I even started summer classes. I'm beginning volunteering at a nursing home and hospital. I also work a part time job while still living at home. (I'm a commuter). I just want the motivation and extra time to earn a healthy and fit lifestyle. I can never find the time or energy to workout between studying and working. I have turned to google and came across this wonde... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:14:29 EST Hi, I'm new! I moved to Ohio about a year ago. I used to be a member of SP before I got married and had kids. I'm hoping to make some life style changes to lose some weight and have more energy. I have a desk job, so I don't get a lot of exercise during the day. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to get an elliptical for at home to start exercising in the mornings before work. I will poke around the forums and get up to speed on your challenges and whatnot. Happy to be here! Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:44:27 EST Hello, I joined Tuesday June 3, 2014 I have been yo-yo dieting for many years, I would succeed and lose major amounts. Show off what I did, then go back to my old habits. Then I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. I lost some weight and kept it off. Dieting is a bad word. I prefer lifestyle change. Changing my lifestyle, of no activity, overeating, feeling bored, lonely and frustrated was easier than I thought. I began to read labels, I began to plan my meals ahead of time. I began packing my lunch the night befo... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 14:49:51 EST Here I am once again What can I say. Once again I find myself back where I started. I am admitting that I have no self control, no will power and no get up and go, but after holding my daughter and listening to her cry because she is afraid of me dying, I understand that something has to change and I will need lots of help. <em>46</em> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:54:31 EST Me Again I feel ready to do the work and focus on getting myself to a normal healthy weight. I hope as days turn to weeks, I will gain the confidence that I can make this change and reach my goals. <BR> I like all the info and support that Sparke People offers. <BR> mamsinator. <BR> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:29:33 EST here we go! I have been successful at losing weight before, but have also been successful at gaining it back. This time will be different. I am starting slow and changing my lifestyle one step at a time! Sun, 25 May 2014 21:53:43 EST Hey everyone! Hey there! My name is Ashley and im here to meet others going through similar issues. I'm 25 and have pcos. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for years, and this year is where um starting to go the natural route. We've done fertility treatments and all that jazz and im just wanting to try it naturally for a while any insight on the matter would be greatly appreciated! Sun, 25 May 2014 10:29:04 EST Anyone in the cleveland area? Hi! I am Liz <BR> I am looking for a buddy, I work out at the planet fitness in Rocky River and I am looking for someone to tag along with. I am willing to switch gyms, I just am having a hard time keeping myself motivated to do it alone. <BR> I am really sick of letting myself down but I can't seem to get out of this rut. I swing back and forth between IM GONNA DO THIS! To, Damn this is a lot of work why did I let it get this bad?? <BR> i promise im not a debby downer all the time.. we al... Thu, 22 May 2014 11:06:38 EST Picking myself up, dusting myself off.... Hi there!! <BR> My name is Amy and I am coming back to Spark--AGAIN(LOL)--starting today! Well, I will start all my good habits tomorrow, I just restarted my goals and such today! <em>334</em> <BR> Anyway, I am 44 years old and live NE of Columbus and I am preparing to start my battle again!! I am very happily married <em>26</em> and have 2 awesome boys who are 10 and 12 and are the lights of my life!! <em>129</em> I have been battling my weight my entire life, but this fight is ge... Wed, 21 May 2014 19:46:43 EST back at it! Hi, I am starting back at it again after some health problems and getting married, I managed to gain 50 of the 100 lbs I had previosly lost. Hope you won't hold it against me, but I currently live in the state up north. Born and raised in OH and will always be a Buckeye! Moved up north when I married my husband 3 years ago. Looking foreward to this new season of getting healthy again. Sat, 17 May 2014 23:22:57 EST Color Run Anyone done it? <BR> <BR> I've done it the last 2 years in Cincinnati with my kids... signed up again for another year! So excited for August!!! :) Sun, 11 May 2014 00:02:51 EST another 55+ newbie.. adipex I started taking adipex yesterday. Went for my first walk since last year. and am trying to stay on track. Its hard.. I need a motivator..(or drill sergeant) Fri, 9 May 2014 09:40:38 EST cindy I am over weight and in bad health, I am trying to change my way of eating and getting exercise daily Fri, 9 May 2014 07:30:23 EST Just a beginner I am just a beginner to this site. I figured it would help me stay on track a lot better than I have done in the past. My junior year of high school I was at my heaviest and I lost a lot of weight my senior year. Then I went to college and basically gained it all back. Now that my first year of college is over I want to be healthy and more active and continue on that path. Sun, 4 May 2014 23:02:17 EST New to the board! 4 Hi everyone! Well, I've decided I need a change. I'm at the heaviest I've ever been and I want to feel happiness in myself again. So, here I am! I'm a 39 year old married mother of 3 and I currently live in Reynoldsburg. I work crazy hours at night so my available hours to exercise are very limited. But, I know I can find some time in there somewhere! I've decided that my diet is going to be geared towards eating paleo due to some health concerns and I'm excited to get started with it! Ha... Sun, 4 May 2014 09:34:45 EST Starting Again Hello, <BR> I have been a member here for a long time. I lost about 60 pounds with the help from spark people about 4 years ago. Then, I stopped. I stopped using the site, I stopped exercising, I stopped eating healthier, I just stopped. There are many reasons why, but that is not important anymore. What is important is that I'm back here, and I accept my failures, and I am wanting and willing to start again. This time, I am almost 200 pounds. Wow, it's funny how hard it is to say it o... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:45:12 EST Just Getting Started Hey there fellow Buckeyes. I'm from Columbiana County right on the Ohio River. I am totally new to SparkPeople, having stumbled upon this site just last week. All I can say is, "Wow!" I have needed something like this to motivate me toward my seemingly daunting goal of losing 195 pounds over the next two years. I'm hoping that I can make some friends here along the way. So blessings on you all and thank you for letting me "in your club." Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:38:10 EST Greetings from Norwalk I have decided to sign on again here because I need to drop pounds. More importantly, I need to get in better shape to ride my bike while my daughter runs. She is going to be on her 7th grade track team and she plays basketball so it's time to really buckle down and workout with her. I teach part-time at an on-line university and I own a small traveling yarn shop so I sit - A LOT! Spring will find me in the garden more often and I'm working at Cedar Point this summer, which is a change since ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:18:02 EST Hello from Newark! Near Columbus! Good morning all! <BR> Just a note to say hello! <BR> My name is Jan. I have lost almost 30 lbs since the beginning of the year but am new to sparkpeople. I have trouble with motivation since I am an all or nothing kinda girl! But am trying to make this a lifestyle - I do not have much "community" support so I am looking forward to getting to know you! <BR> I have been single for several years- most of the time happy with that status but hoping to one day find my happily ever after! I have... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:24:57 EST Bragaboutme Walk 5 Miles 3 Times Week I have been doing this for a year, but once I hit 5 miles, 2 hours after exercise extremely fatigued,eat, shot for the day. I have discussed w/ MD. HEALTH NOT AN ISSUE, they says it's just age. Can this be Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:32:13 EST Hi Hi, from Columbus. I was searching for some new groups and thought I would stick around in this one. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:58:09 EST Just saying hi Not sure how often I will be able to post but wanted to say hi! <BR> I'm starting over with Sparkpeople as a means to track my food and activity. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:49:44 EST hi im Bev Hi my name is bev and I need help loosing weight! Wed, 2 Apr 2014 22:37:23 EST Here we go again I am not new to spark people at all...This is my 4th time of getting on here...the first round I was able to shed 23 pounds in 11 weeks while using SP :) I aim to get to my goals by using Sp again :) I have stuggled with weight all my life ( since the age of 13) I have PCOS ( polycystic ovarian syndrome) <BR> ON top of that, we have been struggling with infertility for 5.5 of our 6.5 years husband is also losing weight to improve himself :) Both of us are on this journey togeth... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:12:53 EST Rediscovering Sparkpeople I joined originally about a year ago but wasn't sure I wanted to give up my other forum that had all my history of prior information. Then I started to read things on line to help me get motivated once again and ran into this website again. I realized there is much more here than my old site and there was tons of motivation information plus nutritional info and people! I am glad I took another look. Each night when I want to go get something to eat, I log on and start reading instead! I love ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:38:13 EST Another Newbie Hello! I'm Kate and I'm 30. I've slowly gained weight over the past ten years and I'm just really tired of it. I love clothes, I love feeling good. I need to start choosing myself and stop being a doormat. So here I am! Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:38:38 EST New :) Hello my name is Erica, I recently gained 40lbs trying very hard to lose it. I'm 36 years old mother of 3 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:40:16 EST nearing 65 and still running! I have been running over 30 years, never was fast, 9-10 minute miles and not races. I started doing longer distances in 2008 and have now run 20 half marathons and one marathon. I am just so darn slow, that now I am beginning to get discouraged. I know that I shouldn't let it bother me, but it does. I belong to a forum for women over 40, but everyone is getting PR's and running fast and here I am lucky to be doing 12 minute miles these days. I seem to have really slowed over the winter m... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:08:20 EST Pickaway County Hey all! Been a member for a while, but I think this is actually my first post here! Looking for more push to get back on my weight loss goals. From Pickaway County Ohio, about 20 minutes from Circleville. Looking for a weight loss buddy in the area. So, my work a couple of weeks ago started a weight loss program as well and I've lost 1.5 pounds in the first week and a half, so go figure; we see a little difference and know we can do more!! Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:07:55 EST HERE TODAY AND SPARKING ALONG TOWARD MY GOALS Hi Buckeyes! It's Thursday and cold, but that's just the weather. I did some upper body exercise this morning since the sidewalks are still icy and I can't risk a fall to my already messed up knees! I am excited though, because I have been pushing myself to walk just a little further when I am able to get out. I feel that it is working. I can walk a little further without getting leg cramps at night. I'm sticking closer to my food plan, and I hope to see some progress when I weigh in Saturday... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:08:57 EST New Here I just joined a couple of days ago. I live in Portage County. Our snow, except for the high piles of it, is starting to melt. I am so ready for summer. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 22:04:14 EST A New face. Helllo!! Its me Jessica Harper. <BR> I had another sparkpage but my mobile app isn't allowing me to access it so I had to create a new page!! <BR> I have been out of the swing of things and the spark community for a while now and I need to get back in desperately. <BR> I am also looking for a female accountability partner if anyone is interested. Just someone to encourage and be encouraged by, as well as tough questions and fitness/food/cheat day accountability. <BR> <BR> Hope you all ha... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:17:32 EST A New face. Helllo!! Its me Jessica Harper. <BR> I had another sparkpage but my mobile app isn't allowing me to access it so I had to create a new page!! <BR> I have been out of the swing of things and the spark community for a while now and I need to get back in desperately. <BR> I am also looking for a female accountability partner if anyone is interested. Just someone to encourage and be encouraged by, as well as tough questions and fitness/food/cheat day accountability. <BR> <BR> Hope you all ha... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:00:42 EST Missanne on the move I need help!!!!!!!!!! My Goal is to lose 75 pounds before my 60th Birthday on December 9th,2014. Please I need a lot of support and a chance to support others on this journey. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:25:29 EST New Member: Steph Short Hi, this mother of 2 has finally decided to get back on track once again. Sadly, I have started this journey a few times, but am even more determined to finally get healthier for not just me, but my entire family. As a Mom, I was not setting a very good example for my impressionable young children by gaining so much weight and ignoring it for so long. Once again, I will modify my diet and exercise. I loved the look of this site and feel confident that I will be able to see at a glance how... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:40:38 EST Stopping by to say Hi! Hi all, I tried SparkPeople many years ago and was doing well. Unfortunately one of my spark buddies I met through the site lived to close to each other and we both fell off the track. WE chose to get together to often and coffee led to pastries and pastries led to dinner and dessert. So having a spark buddy in my area was not the best thing. I just turned the big 60 and I am ready to get this weight off forever. <BR> <BR> I hope I can count on you to help me get through this. I also hope I... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 14:04:50 EST Cincy Area Rally Limited Seating is Available. <BR> <BR> Cincinnati Area SparkPeople Member Rally 4/26/14 <BR> <BR> April 26th from 9 am to 5 pm <BR> <BR> Microtel Inns and Suites Conference Room <BR> <BR> Address: 7490 Woodspoint Dr, Florence, KY 41042 VERY CLOSE TO CINCY <BR> Phone:(859) 746-8100 <BR> <BR> <BR> Presentations By: <BR> <BR> Tina Wiseley aka Hoosiergirlindy lost 200 <BR> <BR> Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl lost 240+ <BR> <BR> Brad Milligan aka Bradmill2922 lost over 200 <BR> <BR> Tom Mc... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 00:46:48 EST Hello! I'm a 27 year old mother of two beautiful girls (11 and 5), I'm a paralegal in my hometown, I'm married to my jr. high sweetheart of 15 years, and I have lost 77 lbs in the last year. I have been a member of SparkPeople for almost that entire year, but have never posted to message boards. I've also not been the best at tracking my food and exercise. Between work and taking the girls to all of their activities and practices (I'm a basketball, gymnastics, and baton twirling mom!!) I just haven'... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 09:39:00 EST Cincinnati Area Spark Rally- Florence Ky- Close Cincinnati Area SparkPeople Member Rally 4/26/14 <BR> <BR> April 26th from 9 am to 5 pm <BR> <BR> Microtel Inns and Suites Conference Room <BR> <BR> Address: 7490 Woodspoint Dr, Florence, KY 41042 <BR> Phone:(859) 746-8100 <BR> <BR> <BR> Presentations By: <BR> <BR> Tina Wiseley aka Hoosiergirlindy lost 200 <BR> <BR> Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl lost 240+ <BR> <BR> Brad Milligan aka Bradmill2922 lost over 200 <BR> <BR> Tom McCourt aka McCourtt lost 60+ <BR> <BR> Lee Scott Green aka Swd... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 02:27:13 EST Wear red for women's heart heatlh. Official day for wearing red for women's heart health is Feb. 7th. You can do it all month. <link> </link> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:55:38 EST Hello I'm Emily, from the Dayton area. Just wanted to say hi and stay warm! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 00:44:02 EST Hello My name is Robin and I am new to the group, I have many health issues is why I need to lose weight, I am not doing it for anyone other than myself. I am afraid if I don't lose weight now I might not make it to see my son get married. <BR> <BR> So am going to do my best to lose at least 2lbs a week to start and keep going till i reach my goal weight. <BR> Look forward to your support and I will support you too when needed... <BR> <BR> Thank you and nice to meet all of you and good luck yours... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 03:03:46 EST Hello February, Hello Ohio Frozen Beauties Hi, I'm Gale from Medina County, and I'm back, well story is kind of funny, I joined this website (SparkPeople) back in January 2011 , when first diagnosed with type 2Diabetes and then stopped using it once my numbers got better, but here I am 3 years later almost to the day, because my new digestive doctor suggested I use this forum. My weight is exactly the same as it was 3 yrs ago, so I guess that's good, based on what I know could have happened. So, just wanted to say hello and going to ... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:02:14 EST Cycling trails...... Hi Everyone. First, let me start by saying I can only cycle an average of 20 miles at a time on the off-road towpath, but I've been dreaming about taking longer excursions in Ohio. My big goal is to ride from Cleveland to Cincinnati on a multi day bike trip (or the other direction - not sure what is better.) Have any of you done longer rides on the Ohio to Erie Trail or parts of it? I would love to start organizing some mini rides with SP Buckeyes! Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:28:01 EST Laura I'm a forty some year old gal who wants to lose weight, not give up so easily, and regain my confidence. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:40:35 EST Hi! Day two for me! Hi! My name is Jessie...I am 33 soon to be 34. Headed down the road to losing about 30 more pounds. I had lost 50 and then fell off the track and gained about 10 back. My first time tracking online...always looking for new friends. I am in Central Ohio. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:05:10 EST Newbie Hello all. I just joined Spark People today. Checking out things and saw this team and thought I'd join! My name's Julia and I am married and the mom to soon-to-be five year old twins. I weigh 255 and would like to get back to 200 and then go from there. <BR> <BR> Look forward to getting to know everyone! Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:39:25 EST Hi there! I'm from the Akron area! I'm 42 and a SAHM of 3 kids, although two of them are adults living out of the house! I've been overweight almost 20 years, so almost half my life. I'm ready to lose the weight and keep it off for good! Since the end of July, I've lost about 23 pounds! And that was without really trying, so now I've started tracking my food and hope to start moving more and really see the pounds fade away! I'm so looking forward to warmer weather so I can get out on the hike and bike ... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:36:53 EST Cincinnati Spark Rally 4-26-14 Limited Seating Cincinnati Area SparkPeople Member Rally 4/26/14 <BR> <BR> April 26th from 9 am to 5 pm <BR> <BR> Microtel Inns and Suites Conference Room <BR> <BR> Address: 7490 Woodspoint Dr, Florence, KY 41042 <BR> Phone:(859) 746-8100 <BR> <BR> <BR> Presentations By: <BR> <BR> Tina Wiseley aka Hoosiergirlindy lost 200 <BR> <BR> Beth Donovan aka ~Indygirl lost 240+ <BR> <BR> Brad Milligan aka Bradmill2922 lost over 200 <BR> <BR> Tom McCourt aka McCourtt lost 60+ <BR> <BR> Lee Scott Green aka Swd... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:11:50 EST Hi from Licking County near Utica Hello! New here! <BR> I want to lose 170 pounds by the end of September2015. <BR> I will set small daily goals to reach slightly bigger weekly goals,to reach monthly goals to reach my long term goal. <BR> <BR> I live in Licking County near Utica/Johnstown/Newark/Mt.vernon. I am close to all four, sorta in the middle. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:58:47 EST Howdy I'm Kati. 26 and the mother of 3 from Zanesville. I work full time and have trouble finding me time to workout, but I have committed to do SOMETHING above and beyond the norm for 100 days straight. I'm on day 8. :) <BR> I lost 42 lbs in 2013 and have another 40 to lose in 2014. I plan to run the Nationwide Children's hospital Half Marathon in October, even though I suck at running. O_o <BR> <BR> It's great to meet other Buckeyes! Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:16:00 EST Glad that weekend is done! Hi everyone. Well, I'm frustrated - both hubby and I were sick all weekend. That does not serve as a motivator. We ate what was microwaveable, or was from freezer to oven. More often than not, we didn't eat - which doesn't make for weightloss for me. Weird. But back on track today. Hope everyone is having a good week. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:21:01 EST Introduction Hello Everyone, I am Lisa. I am 52 yrs old and I began my weight loss journey last August. Since August 17, 2013 I have lost 22 pounds and my goal is to lose 38 more pounds. I am hoping to reach my goal by the end of May. "O H_ _" <em>30</em> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:00:52 EST HI I AM A WIDOW, MOTHER OF 2 BOYS, GRANDMOTHER OF 3 AWESOME KIDS. I WANT TO GET IN SHAPE SO I CAN BE AROUND TO ENJOY MY FAMILY. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:59:05 EST Hello :) Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Joanna and I'm 22 years old. This is the second time I've joined SparkPeople. I've already lost 20 pounds (I only left for a couple weeks due to a family members passing and holidays). I am determined to lose more weight and reach my goal of 135. I have two wonderful dogs, Fluffy (a beagle/mix) and Bear (a white lab/rot mix). I have a dream of becoming a veterinarian one needless to say I love animals (yes that includes spiders and snakes too :D). I have ... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:17:48 EST I just started today! Hi, my name is Peggy. I have 100+ lbs. to lose. If I can lose 2 lbs a week I will be at my goal in December, 2014. I've tried everything. I am totally committed to this plan. I've never belonged to a Forum and am hopeful this will keep me motivated. My sister has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and I fear I'm heading in the same direction. Glad to be here, and hope to hear from you soon. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 20:48:33 EST Here, but cold and tired Somebody wake me up. I've been trying to re-energize all afternoon. But nothing is working! It was so nice an sunny earlier, but now it's downright gloomy. Yawn! Wed, 8 Jan 2014 15:29:25 EST Another North of Dayton Hi everyone. I'm looking to start fresh. I have a tremendous amount of weight to lose, and am looking for motivators, mentors, and accountability partners. I really struggle to stick with things, but I absolutely must. Hope you all are staying warm, and keeping safe in this nasty weather. Thanks, Connie Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:28:08 EST Introduction Hello, <BR> <BR> I am new to this web site I am trying to lose weight as best as I can. I want to be thinner and happier with who I am however sometimes I feel like that is going to be impossible with my current weight. No one on my family knows my true weight and how bad it is. Everyone in my family are bigger people however I want to change that for myself and my future children. So I am here looking for support and encouragement to keep going in hopes to be the size I want to be. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:36:56 EST Let's try this again..... I have tried this more than once, the last being about 3 or 4 yrs. ago. I have gained more weight since then, of course. I am not severly overweight, but have gained about 25lbs. since gettting married in 2008. The problem is, I carry my weight around my middle. <BR> <BR> My mother was recently diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, and I am trying to stave off the inevitable. The good news is, I gained weight because I met this amazing man, but we are busy,busy, busy, and obviously do not eat ri... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 12:53:43 EST Springfield Is there anyone here who is around the Springfield area and happen to be members of the Workout Warehouse gym? Fri, 3 Jan 2014 20:19:56 EST looking for new friends looking for new friends for motivation and help me to get started Fri, 3 Jan 2014 19:19:57 EST North of Dayton Hello fellow buckeyes! I was a member here a few years back, but didnt work it then. But this is a new year, a new day, a new chance to take good care of myself! <em>334</em> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 07:59:37 EST New from Northwest OH Hello, I am a 40 year old paramedic. Although I am in fair shape I need to lose about 30 pounds. My son is off to college and I am starting my bucket list. I am going to do my first 5k in March, a half marathon in June/July, and a tough mudder in Oct. I have never ran a long distance race since high school. I am looking for support and suggestions on accomplishing these weight loss and running goals. This site seems to have a lot of support and ideas but not really sure how to get conne... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:43:42 EST Hi Everyone! I just joined Spark People -- I'm an old lifetime WW member, and I was doing pretty well maintaining a good weight until about a year ago. Now I have about 25 pounds to lose, and I know I can do it, I just need to implement some of my old WW strategies, and I'm hoping the Spark People community can help. I also hope I can help some others with their own progress toward their goals! Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:40:26 EST Be Positive Hello to all. I have just joined sparkspeople and am overwhelmed with all the information on this site. I will take one day at a time to learn and make this weight loss successful. I am excited to hear from my team members and friends. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:59:22 EST New from Dayton area Hey, I'm from Cedarville OH and I am hoping to lose some weight in 2014. I was on track in the beginning of this year and lost nearly 20 pounds. Then, I gained 35 pounds over 6 months of not paying attention anymore. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by the end of the year. I'm going to need all the help I can get. I get distracted and lose motivation but I do want to get fit and feel better about myself. I'm excited to start this journey. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:32:10 EST New from Grove City Hi everyone! I am new to SP, and still trying to figure out all the features of the site. I am looking to lose 10-15 lbs. Anyone go to the Grove City YMCA? <BR> Thanks for the invite to the group! Wed, 25 Dec 2013 16:29:28 EST new Hi I'm new and I have decided it is time in my life to make some changes, not only for me but for my children too. I want to have the energy to play with them and ride bikes with them. I just stated exercising and find it quite relaxing on those stressful days. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:21:26 EST From Dayton :) Hello! I am new here and I am from Dayton. I haven't meet anyone from here yet but I would like to meet other that come from Ohio. I am here to lose over 100 lbs and I am now focusing on going to planet fitness about 4 times every week. I would like to say hello to you all :) Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:05:44 EST Time for a New Me! I am making the leap to change my life! I can't say I am completely ready for this but I know it is time. Time for a healthier, skinnier and happier me! I deal with chronic pain everyday and am hoping that my goals will lead to a pain free or reduced pain life! I have three beautiful children that deserve a much happier, healthier mom! NO IS MY TIME! Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:55:48 EST Great Ohio River Swim My sister and I are training for this "race" (we're not trying to outrun anybody - this is just for us) <BR> <link><BR>io-river-swim/ </link> <BR> Anybody else thinking about it? Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:42:14 EST from Columbus Can I join the team even if I haven't lived in Ohio since 1987? I grew up on the southeast side of Columbus and cheer for the Buckeyes in The Game every year. O-H- Sun, 8 Dec 2013 18:46:02 EST Hello everyone! :) My name is Joyce. I'm from Lorain. I was a member of Spark People a couple years ago, decided it was time to come back. :) Tue, 3 Dec 2013 10:29:20 EST Hello I'm Becca. I was here a long time ago but left. I'm working on my weight loss goals again and I've lost almost 50 lbs this time around. Seeing as how I don't have any friends here yet I'm looking to meet some new friends. Nice to meet you all. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:58:47 EST Hi New to the group. Hope to meet lots of fellow Ohioans. Having a hard time staying motivated in this cold crappy weather. Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:38:58 EST Desperately Trying Hi! I'm Lisa. I have joined the Sparkpeople site. I look forward to making new friends. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:03:12 EST Hello I hope everyone is doing well. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:40:42 EST Motivated Hi all! <BR> <BR> My name is Heather. I am 40 now but will be 41 on Dec. 2nd. I have a long tale of weight issues, but the gist is I am motivated currently by 2 things happening in my life. One is a company Christmas Party on Dec. 13th, with a potential to get promoted. The second is my 10 year wedding anniversary next May. <BR> <BR> I need to keep this positive attitude up, plan my meals, plan my exercise goals, and meet my small goals to hit my big goals. <BR> <BR> I look forward to me... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 11:05:29 EST Ready to be fit Hello all, <BR> <BR> After being on steroids for the past few months, I picked up weight I'm now able to rehab and get started on my goal.. <BR> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:24:19 EST Anyone in Georgetown/ Brown County? Hello, I'm in serious desire of some local friends that I could possibly meet up with sometimes for walks, coffee, etc. If you're interested, please message me. Thanks! Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:38:45 EST hello! My name is Raynene and I can't wait to begin this journey with everyone! Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:53:26 EST hi Hello:-) I'm happy to be here Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:28:00 EST Hello All hello everyone! thanks for all the interesting reading!! you guys are awesome!! Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:25:46 EST hello buckeyes! Gotta get back to it.I lost 40lbs not too long ago then oops fell off the wagon.I am finally sick enough of the way I look and feel to get motivated .Wish me luck!!!! Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:46:22 EST Hello I'm Stevie I have gallstones and went to a dietian she recommended 1800 calories so that's what im doing I saw her last month and I have lost 6 pounds its just 6 pounds but it feels nice and I know I don't want to be 233 again so I gotta keep on goin!! my goal is 130-140 lbs I have a 4 year old daughter and wanna live very long so its time for this change, its hard im a sweets aholic..anyone is welcome to comment and join im new to this so I will need guidance thanks Sat, 19 Oct 2013 19:10:48 EST Anyone in Toledo Ohio That Walks Hi I am looking for a Workout Buddy in Toledo Ohio are there any groups around. <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:05:50 EST hi Hello:-) I'm very happy to be here:-) Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:39:56 EST I have to figure this out! I have to lose weight and keep it off! I am a nurse, working 12 hour nights, and beginning my 3rd year of classes to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. I cannot be an obese NP! I have lost weight many times but am unable to maintain. I am also sedentary except for my hours worked. I sit at the computer for 12-15 hours a day. Every time i lose weight, it is a lonely battle. I am hoping having some support will help me stay on course. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:22:43 EST Fairfield Ohio anyone? Hey everyone, my name is Jenny and I live in Fairfield and I am looking for a gym buddy! I have a membership to planet fitness in fairfield and I can bring a buddy anytime I go. I go most evenings. Anyone interested? Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:10:56 EST hello My name is Michelle Anderson. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters. One is 12 and the other will be 11 next month. i am from mingo junction ohio, i am looking forward to getting to know other mom's who are trying to lose weight and get healthier. Wed, 9 Oct 2013 22:13:47 EST Michelle Stoker Hi everyone, I am starting my diet on Monday. Want to loose 40 lbs by 1/16/2014. At least that is what Spark suggested. I want to do it by December 15. I have a challenge for myself,lol. I can't do anything strenuous at the moment. I am getting over 5 herniated discs and sciatica. Any useful tips are appreciated. Does anyone have a "low suger" or "low carb" food list? Fri, 4 Oct 2013 20:03:21 EST a Healthier life I am looking to take on some new and supportedways of a changed healthy lifestyle. I'M 52years of age and I have high blood pressure high anxiety and have some weight to loose around 77 lbs. My youngest daughter is planning on getting married next spring. I like to walk but it is hard for me to do it by myself. I hope to get some support and some menus. I also like to swim. I also have a lot of free time to think about eating haha. <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 14:40:11 EST Hi Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Back to SP from an almost 2-year hiatus--oof, I didn't do so well and now find I'm at my highest weight yet. Poster girl for not being able to 'outrun' a bad diet. Would love to get back in shape for the fall/winter. Happy to be here again with a different attitude: I'm ready to go ;-). Tue, 1 Oct 2013 20:39:19 EST Hello from Lancaster Ohio My name is Kathy. I am a single grandma trying to get fit because I am raising a grandchild and have been for over ten yrs. I am currently preparing for bariatric surgery so hopefully I can get a little off before the big day towards the first of the year. I have COPD so exercise does not come easy no matter how hard I try.With that being said..lets get fit my Ohioites.. <em>9</em> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 06:58:59 EST Hello from Grove City Hello everyone. My name's William and I live in Grove City, OH. I'm a return member of the site. I used it quite successfully in 2009 to lose 50 pounds, but then didn't maintain the lifestyle I'd developed and relapsed into old habits. So now I'm back, starting from square 1 again. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:39:13 EST hello I just joined today, I have MS, but in the last six months have really taken charge of what I am eating or the junk I am putting in my body, so desperately want to loose weight, so happy to meet all of you Sat, 21 Sep 2013 23:04:36 EST OMG OMG OMG I was totally <em>30</em> when I went to WalMart this afternoon and went to the Stretch legging section. <BR> <BR> No longer wear a size 22. Able to get into a size 16-18. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:22:01 EST Thursday 9-19 Very very sore from going to the gym 2 days in a row. A definite no-no for me. <BR> <BR> Have a great week-end every one. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:18:17 EST Hi~ Week 2 at the gym. I upped my weight on the machines I am using. Did count of 100 on the seated leg curl, hip adbuction/adduction, 2 legged leg press-1 leg @- & toe presses, leg extension, hip rotary both sides (only 60 @ at 37.5#, and the lower back. <BR> <BR> Ached for a while but over all felt good with my accomplishment for the day. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:27:45 EST Wanting to enter my 30's slim! Hey all! I am 27 years old and weight a whopping 287 pounds! I can not pinpoint exactly when my weight started spiraling out of control. Maybe it was somewhere between being a teenager that turned to food for comfort while my family life was in shambles and food being my comfort during a fiver year unhealthy romantic relationship? Either way, I am ready to take control of my life and my weight! I am a student studying paralegal at a nearby community college. I am anticipating my degree in the... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:24:21 EST Problem with Fat Intake.. I seem to be having a problem meeting my goals for calorie/carb/protein every day.. It seems like I hit my fat goal pretty regularly. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong.. I've had good luck losing weight... but I'm so concerned I am doing this the wrong way because I never get anywhere near my calorie goal. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else having a similar problem? Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:50:14 EST Having a rough day... Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm just having a horrible day. I just want to eat all day long. I've been snacking all day.. I feel terrible. I just hope this passes soon. I don't feel motivated to exercise, I just feel like sitting on my butt and eating all this full of calories. <BR> <BR> Sorry to be a downer, I just had to say this to myself in hopes to get over it and keep on going! Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:02:47 EST Hello From Cincinnati! Hello from Cincinnati! <BR> <BR> I'm 31 years old and live in Cincinnati OH, with my husband and son. We have a dog and 4 cats.. (our spayed cat had kittens long story). We have been living here for about years, I moved here to be with my husband, I lived in Maine before moving to Cincinnati. <BR> <BR> Monday my husband and I are celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary. I actually joined this site before we got married to lose a few pounds before the wedding. At that time I believe I weighe... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 11:33:47 EST excited looking forward to daily exercise and healthy eating. want to feel better about myself and feel more confident getting into a bathing suit for our March vacation Wed, 4 Sep 2013 18:19:23 EST Thursday <em>24</em> Had to force myself to get up and do my 30 minute walk. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:48:43 EST Hi from Massillon After taking a good long look at myself I realized I didn't really know the stranger that was looking back at me. <BR> <BR> With the help of Dr. Joseph A. Cook, Dr. Chughtai, and Dr. Williams I am slowly learning to try to get along with the issues I must deal with. I've come to realize only me, myself, and I can do that and that the 3 of us much work together to become as one. <BR> <BR> So begins my quest to: I THINK to LIVE for ME. <BR> I CAN learn... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:01:16 EST Morning Friends! Today is a 'body maintenace day'; manicure/pedicure, invigorating shower, body lotion with a hint of fragrance. Actually 'style' hair instead of just letting it air dry...maybe it is self-love day? Have been reading so much lately about taking good care of our bodies/selves...look in the mirror, tell yourself "Honey, you look good". When the alter ego shows up with a "Nah, not you" tell alter to go fly a kite...mirror doesn't lie and I DO look good. After my doggie downer days this ... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 05:56:11 EST Hello everyone! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I live in Medina, OH. I'm currently a stay at home mom and wife, with plans to one day start my own business. I knew staying at home would be busy and crazy, but I think I let too much of that get the best of me! I made up so many excuses for not working out and eating well and now it has caught up to me. It's time for me to lose the baby weight, get back into a healthy routine, and enjoy all that is around me. Looking forward to learning more about SparkPeople... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 19:48:46 EST today's blog email title do you want to lose the weight? Gist is that we want to be 'skinny' but don't want to do the work to get to 'skinny'. When I finally got serious about being more health conscious and losing excess weight I realized that in all times before I DID NOT want to do the work. <BR> <BR> Life is work. If the work is enjoyable it may seem less of a chore but, like or no, requires effort. When I don't want to put in the effort is when my life stagnates. Over the past several years I have ... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:45:51 EST Hello to all. Hi, my name is Katie, and I am new to sparkpeople and I am really hoping this will be a resources that keeps me on track. I have done programs that focus on lifestyle change, which I know is what is needed to be successful, however once I reach that plateau and start loosing motivation, there doesn't seem to be any support to keep me moving. I am hoping this community will be different with all the members and all the different recipes, how could I get bored with it? <BR> <BR> I struggle... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:05:34 EST Hi everyone! I'm from Beavercreek, OH. I just found this team on a friend's page and would love more contact with Ohio Sparkers. I'm finding that this weight loss journey is a long one although I've made pretty good progress the last couple of months. I've been a Spark member for several years. I'm 66 years old, retired, enjoying the time I have to cook (hopefully healthy stuff), read, and travel. I'm also trying to get back into quilting, something that I did a lot while my children were young and before I went back to colleg... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:16:56 EST Hi from Chillicothe Ohio Hello! Are there any Chillicothe residents here? Thu, 8 Aug 2013 22:06:57 EST Hello from Heath OH Hi there! I found sparkpeople a few years ago but didn't do much with it. Now my Dr is urging me to lose weight and get in better shape before it starts affecting my health more than it already is. <BR> It's nice to be here :) Wed, 7 Aug 2013 20:16:20 EST Call me anything but Christina and late for dinner Hello my name is Katrina Rae Porter and I am a forty-one soon to be forty-two year female from Columbus, Ohio. <BR> <BR> I have been a member of SparkPeople for several years now and the first time around I was very active on the boards. I tracked my food intake, my exercise and everything else you could do on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Then life happened and I stopped doing everything. <BR> <BR> I have been hanging out on SparkPeople since the beginning of March 2013 and it is now that I ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 10:33:35 EST Hello From Franklin, OH Hi. I'm Trixy. I'm 45, a mom, wife, daughter. The hubby and I care for my dad, as well as his dad, who both live with us. I'm the only working person in the home so I have a lot of stress. I want to lose weight and be healthy, because I don't want to feel older than I am, and I need to manage my stress. I put on 20 lbs when I changed jobs two years ago, and I do not like my new self one bit - and I work in the health care industry! I have no health insurance at the moment, and I worry a... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 08:35:40 EST Hello from Berea, Ohio Hi everyone, I too am new here and looking to lose 52 pounds, to start. In my head I know there is no reason I can't do this, but my body disagrees....lots of health issues to get around. But it is day 2 and I while I have had to force myself to get on my treadmill both days, I did it! Encouragement helps so much with motivation. :) Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:51:31 EST Hello from Berea, Ohio Need all the encouragement I can get to keep going. <em>30</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:41:39 EST Heel spurs I think I have heel spurs. I have not felt pain like this in a while. I kinda have a problem I 8-10hrs a night at a dollar general which means standing. These last few days have been miserable. Anyone one have advice out the? Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:59:03 EST Hello from east Columbus! <em>213</em> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:27:06 EST Hello from Beloit Hi out there, how is everyone? I just wanted to introduce myself...I'm Sarah and I live in Beloit Ohio <em>381</em> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:48:26 EST Hi from East of Cincinnati Thanks for the warm welcome and invitation to jump in. I'm 44 with a husband and two high school aged children, one freshman and one senior. My husband is a beanpole who loves to run. Fortunately, he sets a good example for the kids. I don't see running in my future, but moving more is a fair goal. I look forward to learning from all of you. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:14:42 EST hi from the ohio valley area my name is michelle and here is my story <BR> <BR> I have been fighting with my weight all my life. In 1997 when I got married i weighed 135 and this is were i felt my healthiest. On July 2001 i had my first daughter Amber, with her i gained 50 lbs, but i did not get the chance to lose the weight because one of my other medications counter reacted with my birth control pills and four months later found out pregant with my second daughter Clara and i had her on November 2002. i gained anot... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:36:40 EST Hi there from Southwest OH Since I am supposed to introduce myself I shall. I live between Cincinnati and Dayton. I am 54 years-old and am frustrated by my weight gain since my hysterectomy 5 years ago. Right now getting into my clothes has become a challenge and I can't let it get any farther. I take a synthetic hormone replacement which I don't think helps. Tomorrow I have an appointment at "The Happy Hormone Cottage". They use a more natural approach so I am hoping that might help a bit too. <BR> <BR> I am a ... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:50:09 EST New to Spark Hi there - <BR> <BR> I am new to this SparkPeople. I have been trying the Paleo diet for the past two weeks but it is so limiting that I know that I will not be able to stay on it for the long term. My goal is to loose 15 pounds so that I can comfortably wear my clothes again. I am a special education teacher and I sure don't want to have to buy new clothes this year. I know that cutting back on refined food has been healthy for me. I have what they call "leaky gut" since I had my gall... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 23:30:04 EST New here from NW Ohio I live in Defiance Ohio and am trying out the new fitness tracker and whatnot to see if it will work for me w/ my other id. I have been w/ spark for a while and lost 70 pounds but gained back 20 and therefore I am struggling to lose that 20 again. By the way Go Blue! Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:12:42 EST Carol Batchelder Hi to everyone. This is a new beginning for me. I am 68 years old andhave gained so much weight . I need all the help and support that I can get. My husband and I travel all over and spend the winters in Texas or Arizona and our base is in Ohio where our children and grandchildren live. I was told about this site by a friend who has lost 48 lbs and I am hoping to be able to do the same. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:29:48 EST Hi all! Here I am again, trying to lose weight. I lost 60+ pounds in 2012 but then at Christmas time I had a kidney infarct. I had another infarct on the opposite side in April 2013. I am on tons of medicines including prednisone. I am HUNGRY all the time! I have gained back almost 40 pounds. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 09:02:23 EST Frugality and Meat Okay, so I have been searching EVERYWHERE for information on how to buy meats in bulk amounts or cheap prices. I am especially looking for any information on this for ground beef or ground chuck, chicken, and turkey (even tips on when the best time to buy turkey is), and pork/bacon. I especially need information on this in regards to buying them online, in big amounts, for discounted amounts of money, and have them delivered to my home. I have been searching high and low for this information ... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 20:49:36 EST Hello, Fellow Ohioans! Hello, everyone! <BR> My name is Bethany. I am a 23 year old college Freshman starting at Brown Mackie College in Cincinnati this August. I am currently engaged to my wonderful fiance of 5 years, Eric and have a handsome 12 year old Dachshund/Fox-Terrier mix named Maximus Aurelius Spry. As a 'housewife' I have to maintain both the functions in our home and our finances. This includes feeding all three members of my household, purchasing the groceries, making sure the bills get paid, completin... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 20:36:05 EST greetings I have been a member on this spark team for awhile. I have been slowly but surely working out. I have finally decided to take charge and get the rest of my weight off. Just wanted to say a friendly hello to my fellow team mates. <em>41</em> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:29:57 EST Hello New to this hopefully it works! :) Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:00:12 EST Greetings to All I just wanted to introduce myself and invite you to visit my SparkPage, I am always looking for some buddies. I am a mom, teacher, and wife. But you can read all about that on my page! Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:39:18 EST Heya :) Okay so, I'm not exactly new to this except I am (I had a sparkteens account forever ago--meaning like 3 years ago, woops), but this is a new start for me and this time I really have the resolve to lose the weight :D <BR> <BR> My name is Cati, I am 18, and I am tired of carrying around 150 lbs more than I should be! Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:20:08 EST Hey there! Hi, my name is Pat, and I have been on Sparks for over a year. I am 58 years old and live in Hilliard. I am married and retired from Nationwide. I have lived in Ohio going on 17 years. I watch my 2 grandsons, ages 4 months and 6 years. I go to zumba 4 times a week at the Senior Center. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 01:42:02 EST hi everyone hello my name is nyki i am a 34 yo women, i am at my heaviest weight ever at 199.2lbs, and i am despert to lose 80 to 90lbs, oh yeah i am only 4"11. i have been off of depo shot b.c. and ever since then weight has been packing on like crazy, just 4 years ago i was at 126lbs. i think the depo messed with my hormones and now i cant take off the weight. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:53:33 EST I have been in a slump... Well, I am ashamed to say I haven't been on this site for quite some time. I had hit an all time low in my life and desperately need to lose weight. I lack support and its been hard. I long to be healthy and am trying to take little baby steps in the right direction. I so need to do this! Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:07:51 EST homemade vegetable soup can someone please tell me how to figure out the calories in homemade vegetable soup? ty Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:10:23 EST Hello! Nathalie here! Hello! I'm Nathalie (pronounced like Natalie). I'm a Environmental Science major in Ohio working on getting my bachelor's degree. I've never been "skinny" and last year I fell victim to the "freshman 15" along with picking up bad habits related to only being able to eat food on campus. I joined this site to change my habits that are working against my weight loss goals and pick up some extra good habits while I'm at it! Thu, 20 Jun 2013 01:42:38 EST Ready to make changes!! Hello everyone! I'm creeping up into my late 30's and quit smoking almost 4 years ago and that's when the weight started packing on. I'm 5'7" and up to 167 pounds, I would like to get down to 140-145 at least. I have always eaten whatever I wanted and not had a problem but I know I have to change that thinking right now!! I have also started exercising more but still have issues with motivation. Hope to find the right combo to get my weight under control! Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:43:00 EST Joining Today Hello everyone in Ohio. This is my first time on the site, and I am getting used to how everything works. I am looking forward to having online support while I work on getting rid of this weight! Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:46:39 EST SQIRLEY54 HI EVERYONE IM A NEW MEMBER OF SPARKPEOPLE ! I NEED TO LOSE ALOT OF WEIGHT AT LEAST 75 LBS AND I CAN USE ALL THE ENCOURAGEMENT ANYONE CAN GIVE ME ! IM TRYING TO EAT ONLY 1000 CALORIES A DAY !! LORD I NEED HELP WITH ALL OF THIS !! THANK AND HAVE A GREAT DAY . Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:37:29 EST Hi from Macedonia! Hello! I'm brand new to this site, but not to trying to lose weight!!! I struggle so much with motivation, and would love an accountability partner to check in with daily. A little bit about me.... I'm a mom of 2 (2.5 yo and 9 mo old). I'm a teacher on summer break right now. I have pcos and insulin resistance. I'm 5'2 and currently weigh 194.5. My goal is around 140. <BR> <BR> If we have things in common or you would just like someone to work together with, please send me a message! <BR> Da... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:53:56 EST Trying again Hi Everyone - I was doing well with walking and eating well all through the winter and spring and then just fell off the fitness wagon. Work got busy and I got sick and then that was all it took. I am trying again and hope to succeed. Sad to say, I will admit I am one of those people who watch too many talk shows about the latest diet books, etc. and then just end up confused on what to do and end up not doing anything. Thank you for having this forum and for offering tips and advice on... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:41:08 EST To be healthy and fit Hi I'm Monise, <BR> <BR> I've been on the site off and on before but just now got the guts to post something (haha). I decided to join the 10 minute daily challenge thought that would keep me motivated, being that I am one to constantly start off working out for a while and then stop for months hopefully just 10 min a day will keep me motivated. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:13:00 EST NE Oh by the Lake New to Sparks. Very informative. I have learned a lot since joining May 28th (last month) I am in the 50+ group and the high cholesterol group. I have 48 more lbs. to loose. Have no support at home. I really shouldn't say "no" support. My husband will cheer me on while baking his wonderful pineapple upside down cake, or eating frosted brownies from his recliner. UUGG!! Friends are either all skinny or gone to work all day. I work from home and pick my hours. It's nice to know that others in m... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:32:06 EST Hello Everyone Hi my name is Jacky. I just joined and looking for friends to help keep me motivated. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 06:26:18 EST Spark Ohio- The Official Team Looking for members and possible co-leaders for the Official Ohio Team! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=60389 </link> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:03:22 EST Hello from tiny Fredericktown, Ohio Just in case anyone close by is interested in joining me in a walk or a hike, I regularly visit my Mom in the Mt. Vernon area and take walks, as well as walking all over town here. I would even travel a little further to gain an exercise partner like I used to have. I go out on my own now, but it's just not the same without someone to chat with, you know? <BR> <BR> So honk and wave if you see me and my silly little dog out there. ; ) Sun, 9 Jun 2013 09:33:25 EST Looking to lose 100 pounds I am 20 years old with a 1 year old daughter. I gained a hundred pounds when I was pregnant with my daughter. I am looking to lose all that way. I work in a office setting. I am hoping to find the support and courage on here to lose weight. Here goes a journey to be a hundred pounds lighter!!! Tue, 4 Jun 2013 22:30:41 EST Hi there:) Hello everyone. I am Jess! Mon, 3 Jun 2013 16:05:47 EST Hi Everybody! :) My name is Jenn, I'm 40 years old and live in the Ohio Valley. I've lived in the Valley for all my life except for maybe a year or so. I've been with my husband for 22 years and we've been married for 20 years. We have three children ages 20, 18, and 15 and our first grandchild, a boy named Damon Cole, is due August 25. <BR> <BR> I'm working toward losing, overall, about 40 pounds, but I'm taking them 20 at a time so it doesn't feel so overwhelming lol I still have 17 more pounds to go on my... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 15:13:29 EST