SparkPeople People with Allergies Team Messageboard This group is for anyone with allergies to learn from each other and share how to deal with them. SparkPeople People with Allergies Team Messageboard Hello! My name is Tracey. By the time I had surgery in 2007 to have a large brain tumor removed, I was at my highest weight ever - 200 lbs. Since then, I have managed to lose almost 50 lbs. Most of my meals are 50% (or more) veg + 25% protein + 25% carbs. I enjoy walking and am a member of a women's circuit training gym. Since the gym is closed right now due to COVID, I am doing the five 30 minute Zoom workouts they offer per week on Zoom plus 2.5-5 mile daily walks. Thinking this might be a fun way... Tue, 29 Dec 2020 14:53:49 EST Hello... So today I've decided it's time for a change... Again. I've been on a journey to lose weight my entire life. I am not currently at my heaviest so something is working, but I've been very stressed lately. I was just laid off from work, and my boyfriend and I have been trying to convince for over a year now with no luck and it is taking a toll on me. I have been finding myself sinking into old habits of emotional eating and being lazy. I have about 100lbs to lose and I'm really just looking for... Sun, 27 Dec 2020 00:24:29 EST Allergies not COVID I'm settling into my winter allergy season, and have already had a scratchy throat and runny nose from it. Even with meds, I sometimes wake up stuffed up and with a slight cough that usually clears up across the day. And everyone around here looks at me like I'm the devil. I know I'm not sick. This happens every year when it gets cold. No fever, no infection or anything like that unless I don't take my allergy meds and the PND gets out of control. Then I sometimes still get bronchitis, unlike... Fri, 30 Oct 2020 09:38:07 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 28 Oct 2020 17:02:22 EST latex and latex food allergy Does anyone else have an allergy to latex and latex foods (kiwi, banana, avocado, etc)? I'm trying to figure out what fruits and veggies are most likely to be safe to eat. Sun, 18 Oct 2020 14:28:58 EST Plant based I am whole grain plant based and use dexcom. Looking for soneone who also uses dexcom as I.have gained forty pounds since I started using it because of needing to eat too much because of all the extreme lows I have daily now. Very frustrating. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 07:05:46 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 5 Jun 2020 12:38:52 EST Hi There! Im Erica Hi There, my name is Erica. <BR> I just turned 45 and realized that I don't want to be like this anymore.. I had told myself that this is just how it is for me now. Well.... I don't like it!! I have lost weight before, and I can do it again, despite my changes in life and age and kids and all the other things I've been telling myself these past few years. I'm going to need help and dedication and ideas on what to eat!! LOL.. I'm happy to be here, excited and can't wait to meet some of you and... Fri, 17 Apr 2020 09:41:37 EST Seeking Online Workout/Accountability buddy! Hello! My name is Robyn, and I am (recently turned) 39 year old who likes to partake in Obstacle Course Races (think Spartan, Tough Mudder, Rugged Maniac..) I have also participated in an Off-road Duathlon, just to put a better idea on my interests. However, I have quite a few OCR's lined up this year that I am having difficulty in keeping myself motivated to work out for. The first one is mid-July. <BR> <BR> I feel strongly that with a workout partner, or accountability buddy, I (WE!) can... Sat, 4 Apr 2020 06:36:30 EST Newbie, and a bit lost Hi! I'm new, and trying to find my way around. This looks like an amazing resource in helping on the quest to be more fit. A bit overwhelming, but also exciting! Tue, 18 Feb 2020 22:15:06 EST Hi from the land down Under Hi. I'm Mish & I've decided I don't want to be fat,frumpy & 50 anymore. <BR> I can't do anything about the 50 bit, but I CAN and WILL change the fat & frumpy - I KNOW that there is a kick ass Goddess hidden in here & It's time she's unleashed. <BR> I'm currently 103 kg and want to get down to 75 kg. <BR> I have depression & turned to food as a coping tool - NOT a good thing to do. <BR> I've learnt to own each & every extra kg I weigh - no one held me down & force fed me - I did this all... Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:19:50 EST Indoor allergies kicking my bottom 2020 I have been sniffling and sneezing pretty horribly this year. My eyes itch and I've been having breathing problems, due to a dust allergy. <BR> <BR> Anyone else suffering as well? <BR> <BR> What's working for you? Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:57:08 EST Hello SparksPeople! My name is nici and this is my very first day in the community! I am excited to have all of the lovely tools available on the site and look forward to making friends and bonds over our shared desire to get/be healthy! I've got a very long weightloss journey ahead of me, but I know that I am equal to the challenge. I'm here to make lifelong changes to my habits and lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Have the BEST day that you can <BR> <BR> Sparkling_nici Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:41:33 EST Hello! I'm Jo, <BR> Ready to make a change for once in my life ;) I would like to lose 57 lbs by August, and here for moral support for you all as well! Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:32:25 EST Garfield64 Hi, I really have been a member since I was age 64 and am now 71. I really haven't done much on the site but would like to become a regular and get back to my "healthy weight". I felt so much better then and would like your encouragement to get me back there! Let's do this!! Sat, 4 Jan 2020 07:42:28 EST Allergies and Obesity I wanted to share this article with you that I found on Weight Watchers: <link><BR>ticle/allergies-and-obesity-possible-link </link> Mon, 30 Dec 2019 13:45:51 EST Isn't It Ironic? Don't You Think? I got a book about my sun sign, Virgo, for Christmas. Ironically, it says, "The hazel, walnut, almond and other nut-bearing trees, including the mighty oak with its acorn, are aligned to Virgo." I used to be allergic to walnuts, and I'm still allergic to almonds. Of course, I'm also allergic to peanuts, but I guess those are technically a legume. <BR> And to top it off, the symbol's related to a corn-maiden, and I'm allergic to corn! Thu, 26 Dec 2019 22:25:04 EST Wheat-free vs Carb-free I'm attracted to carb-free diets because all my weight gain is in my stomach, and I just learned I have a slight wheat allergy. Also, I have panic disorder and bipolar 2 and heard that it can make anxiety or depression worse. How would a wheat-free diet look differently from a low-carb diet? If it is similar, which low-carb diet would it look most like (e.g., keto, Atkins, paleo, etc.)? Thu, 26 Dec 2019 17:50:59 EST Preventing Allergies from Developing Did everyone read Week 2 of 10 of Stop Seasonal Allergy Suffering in your personal inbox? It's all about exposure, exposure, exposure. Expose your children to everything you can (except smoke). Tue, 24 Dec 2019 22:17:10 EST 15+ Allergies Hi, I have allergies to many things, though a close friend may have me beat by one or two. Whatever you're allergic to I can probably relate. Or maybe it's a 50/50 chance that I'll relate. I also noticed that the food allergy team is no longer active. Does this group include food allergies as well? Tue, 17 Dec 2019 23:10:50 EST Hello from Almost Heaven WV Fell off the wagon when went on vacation last week of September...then came Thanksgiving, now Christmas coming up. Need some help! hoping to get back on track. <BR> Fri, 13 Dec 2019 07:21:02 EST Been down this road before Hi, My name is Brenda and I was a previous Sparkperson about 14 years ago and really enjoyed the community then. Life is changing rapidly for me and I need to keep up by getting in shape. Something other than "round". I have started an empty-nester phase of life and being single feel it's time to take care of me. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:37:13 EST It's time for a change My name is Kari and I am setting a goal of downsizing, selling my house and seeing the country. I have a 2-year time frame and one of the first thing I need to do is to get to a healthier me. Sun, 8 Sep 2019 12:30:53 EST Here for a re-boot Hi, all. I've lost more than 50 lbs twice in the last 10 years, but haven't managed to keep it off, although I am still about 35# below my highest weight. Anyway, in July, I went to the ER with what I believed to be a stomach bug (nausea and dizziness), thinking it would mean anti-nausea meds and fluids before returning home. Instead, they discovered a heart block (electrical, not vessel) and bradycardia (very low heart rate). Not only was I admitted, I was admitted directly to the ICU, and l... Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:17:09 EST It is time for me to get healthy Thank you for allowing me to join. I had my regular appointment yesterday with my nurse practitioner to go over bloodwork and such. She has never really pushed me about my weight before, but this time she told me I have to lose some weight. My liver enzymes have been high for the last couple of times, and she has already run the standard liver tests. This implies that I have a fatty liver due to my poor eating habits. It is now imperative that I stop talking about losing weight and actually d... Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:14:22 EST wendy fehr hi been on this program before and i loved it,now on it again still love it Fri, 28 Jun 2019 23:08:45 EST Here we go again Hi, My name is Tawny and I am 53 and struggling with my weight. I am in need of an accountability buddy. My family members are not willing to hold me accountable for my bad eating habits or my lack of weight loss. I am looking for someone who will be my coach or weight loss advisor. Basically I am looking for a person that is going through the same issues as myself, who is willing to give me 5 minutes a day in text or email to talk about the accomplishments or failures of the day. I am h... Tue, 7 May 2019 11:32:26 EST Im here once again Hello, I'm Petrona came here when I was 25 and now I'm 32, I have been on a yo-yo for years or should I say a roller coaster. I'm at the place now where I really want to love me and me just accepting me. It's strange to think that I found myself but I haven't really found me. So I want to embark on my new journey and just to learn that it's a journey and not a destination with myself. I got this and I just want to share it with SP again. Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:23:40 EST Hey Spark People! Hi everyone, My name is Jessica. I'm 34 and I live in New Orleans (not the easiest place to get fit). I'm looking to maybe make some friends and find some support in my goal to transition to a permanently healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I have two cats, I'm engaged, I can't wait for the last season of game of thrones. I do legal research for a living. look forward to chatting with y'all. - Jess Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:26:35 EST It's so difficult to get this ball rolling ... Grateful to be here with others like me. Thanks! Sat, 9 Mar 2019 15:32:47 EST Returning Member Good morning! I used to be a member here about 10 years ago and managed to lose a bit of weight before falling off the wagon (as I usually end up doing). It was helpful, especially the calorie tracker, so here I am again. I've been exercising for about 2 weeks now and have completely revamped my diet - I cut out coffee (I was drinking about 6 a day) and soda and drink mostly tea & water now. I still eat bad food occasionally, but I'm really working on a healthier lifestyle. I recently went th... Sat, 9 Mar 2019 04:49:02 EST 56 years old in a 66 year old body Hello everyone! I'm back! I was a member over 10 years ago and lost 31 pound! I need to lose between 10 and 12 now. But more important then that...I need to feel alive! I don't want to feel like I'm living in a body 10 years my senior. I want to be an active Grandmother and be able to hike with my husband again this summer! <BR> Fri, 8 Mar 2019 08:03:18 EST Just gettng started I will be 72 in May. Ever since I retired in 2016 I have let myself go. Now I am ready to get healthy again. Need all the good vibes I can get. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:07:43 EST Back at the starting line Looking for Atkins group...Starting back on it,which before seemed to work Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:31:45 EST Oldnewbie Hello everyone. My name is Jeanne and I am a 40 something with 50+ pounds to lose. This will be my 2nd shot at Spark people, about my 100th try for weight loss. I guess never give up! Looking forward to connecting with you Sun, 18 Nov 2018 15:28:06 EST Overwhlemed I am back after, well, I don't know how many years. One of the reasons I left SP was that I was overwhelmed by trying to keep track of everything. Now, looking at all the categories, message boards, and things to keep track of, I have that feeling again. I need the interaction and encouragement, but I want to enjoy my life, not spend it in front of the computer tracking every moment of my day. And there is so much to go through, just to get started again. Any suggestions to simplify the proce... Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:35:02 EST Hello! Hello~ My name is Autumn. I am 23 years old, and currently, weigh 237 pounds. I've done every diet under the sun, completely changing what I eat to lose weight. Obviously, I relapse quick and HARD. But, for the past 3 weeks, I've been slowly transitioning to healthier foods, no fast food/processed food, and I've been feeling so much better physically and mentally. I found I have gluten intolerance/allergy as I feel like CRAP if I touch it... it was also the reason why it was so hard to breath... Sun, 19 Aug 2018 23:13:20 EST July 9 Bad Allergy Day Can't figure out why I had to take a loratidine this morning and follow up with 2 spray per nostril rhinocort. <BR> <BR> Live in front of a pond and small lake. Anybody else? Mon, 9 Jul 2018 16:15:29 EST Starting on the road to Health Hi my name is Dawn, I have had some health problems that ave made me gain a lot weight. I am going to need a support team , that is one of the reasons why I joined Sparks.. I have made a major decision we have ,]moved from RI to New Mexico, total lifestyle changes nd I hope this one changes me completely. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:18:09 EST New to SparkPeople and eating Keto Hi. I am new to SparkPeople and have been eating keto for about 2 months. I am still learning lots about keto and benefits/concerns. So far it is going good but I have found I really need to log food to stay on track. Sat, 26 May 2018 10:53:36 EST newbie I'm new to this and would like to find friends to help me on my goals. I'm a mom of three adult children and two grandsons. Sat, 28 Apr 2018 09:22:42 EST Hello :D I am 37, just got diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and for the first time in my life feel more interest than repulsion toward tracking information in my life, so I'm giving this a shot. I am an online student and full-time parent. I am married to a great guy, am an INFP, and tend to be very indoorsy and spend too much time sitting. I am trying to do a yoga with adriene video five times a week for my fitness as it is the only thing I will do inside and by myself. My doctor wants me to do keto, but I... Sat, 14 Apr 2018 05:22:05 EST Hi everyone! New to the idea of having support with my weight loss goals. I've come so far with it only to be stalled with that last 25 lbs to go. I hope that this gets me out of the funk that I might be sabotaging myself to quit. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:17:22 EST I feel so Isolated I have Hoshimots's and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I am physically disabled...but I need to stop being in bed depressed and move when and how I can - but I feel so Isolated. Anyone else with mobility issues who would like to become friends so we can encourage each other. We are trying to reduce carbs - but our Autistic daughter who wont eat meat is making the change difficult - but for her health as well we are going to keep trying. BTW - I am Angie, 45 and I am an advocate for special needs c... Sat, 7 Apr 2018 06:52:28 EST Hello I am Tammy Hello My name is Tammy , just found out I have gluten and possible dairy allergies. They have also told me I am allergic to artificial sweeteners. and overly sensitive to caffeine. I am 57 and have always eaten what ever I want, when I want , how much I want . which would explain the extra 85 pounds I carry around. .I truly want to lose weight, and change my bad eating habits but feel overwhelmed .the hardest for me is giving up pop. I tried but I get very shaky and have horrible head aches.... Fri, 30 Mar 2018 23:07:39 EST Hi, I?m Francine Hi, <BR> I?m not really new here. I?ve been here before and wish I would have stayed. Weight lose I?s so hard. I hate it when people say ?just don?t eat?. I have many health issues and many diet restrictions. I had cancer surgery this year, and for now I am cancer free. I had the lower left lung and 11 lymph nodes removed. In addition. I have LUPUS, fibromyalgia, diabetes, kidney disease, gout and minor heart problems. Needless to say I spend a lot of time visiting doctors. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 30 Mar 2018 16:13:49 EST Introduction Hi. I'm an older student pursuing a bachelor degree. I love photography and being outside. <BR> <BR> I've been on the on-again-off-again exercise and diet yo-yo for years. I've gained and lost and gained back more a few times. I have asthma and it's getting worse. Since I'm going to school, I sit a lot to study. I really want to do something to get healthy, but just when I start thinking I can, I want an ice cream cone. I don't really have any accountability. <BR> <BR> So, I'm looking for m... Sun, 11 Mar 2018 23:17:18 EST Excited to be here! I am so glad to be here!! I am excited and optimistic about what SparkPeople is going to help me accomplish in the next few months and beyond! Although I do not have a lot of weight to lose, it is stubborn weight recently gained in midlife. I want to reverse the trend I see on the scale and I want to develop healthy habits that I can maintain for the rest of my life. I think that this can be a powerful tool for me! Fri, 9 Mar 2018 22:36:26 EST New Member Angela G. Hatchett Hi, Just getting started today. I've already lost 29 lbs. over the past year, but I still have 33 more lbs to go. I have a lot of health issues, including Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Stage 3b) and Spark People was recommended to me by someone in my support group. I think this is just what I need to keep tract of my diet. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:15:16 EST Spinal Reconstructive Surgery, so overweight I am in need of some kind of emotional support. I am in month 6 ( really 8 since my first surgery). I gained 20 lbs my first surgery in June of 2017 and an additional 20 lbs after my second surgery in August. I have rods from T6-L3. I stay completely exhausted all of the time and am in peri-menopause. I ate great for 2 months to try and take some weight off but I only lost 5 lbs in two months. I?m so frustrated, I feel like I?m in a Catch 22 where, I have to spend all day in my back bra... Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:48:55 EST A little about me and My epiphony I am 39yrs old, I have asthma, diabetes and have been overweight my whole life. I recently had that moment where I realized I need to start taking my own advice. You see I happen to be a LPN and find myself shaking my head at some of my patients when they are noncompliant in their care and management of their diabetes reminding them of the dangers of high blood sugar levels and they don't seem to care or make the effort to improve their situation. That's when it hit me. I am a hypocrite. My o... Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:49:40 EST Need a accountability partner Hello, my name is Shelly and i need some extra help and need a friend that will encourage me through this journey. Im kinda a shy person at first when you try to get to know me but I will eventually open up. I deal with a lot of social anxiety and deal with depression on a daily basis. I am currently 160lbs and would like to get down to 125lb. Message me if interested. thanks Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:28:01 EST Introduction Hi, my name is Lea. I’ve been struggling with my weight for many years now, so I’m looking forward to having support and help with this journey. One of my biggest struggles is that I’m not an athletic person in any way. I’d much rather do crafts or read and I’ve pretty much always been that way. I do like to ride my bicycle, but that is seasonal, especially since my asthma kicks up in extreme hot or cold weather. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:16:29 EST Back at it - for real Hi Everyone, <BR> I'm back after a couple of years - and with more determination than ever. I had done so well back in 2016, losing almost 30 pounds, and was well on my way to my target weight. Then in August, I was in a bus collision that left me with a head injury and I got thrown off all of my healthy lifestyle because I was in constant pain. Needless to say, I've gained back all the weight. But now, since I've had a non-stop headache for a year and a half, the neurologist is worried about... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:04:56 EST Hi loves Char here... Hi loves, too many ailments & way too much "fluff" to not make 2018 the beginning of the best year yet.Looking forward to losing weight & illnesses both while working out with my hearts love & my daughter as well as any new friends we are blessed to meet along the journey. Blessings to all Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:31:05 EST Hi All Well, giving Spark People a try since I saw it was recommended for what I am going to be doing. I have a lot of health issues (like I'm sure many people do), but basically, I am insulin resistant, leptin resistant (genetically, not due to being insulin resistant), I have the mutation of the MTHFR gene so I don't process B vitamins, low adiponectin, and low vitamin D. I have been working with a functional medicine doctor and a dietitian for the past year and with the recent diagnosis of low ad... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:34:23 EST newbie om the block! Hi Everyone <BR> I'm new and looking forward to a fun filled, healthy and exciting journey.! Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:16:26 EST Newly diagnosed with diabetes Just looking for new ways to live with major diseases. Hoping to find encouragement and support through others who are experiencing the same thing. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:47:18 EST Feeling Hopeless... I know that's not a very positive message title but since the tears are always flowing, the weight keeps coming on, and my body has started to give out, it's exactly how I feel right now. I'm 59 years old and I work at a desk job where I sit for 9 hours a day and I sit in a car for over 2 hours a day to get to and from this job. I'm too tired when I get home to do anything but eat, drink wine and go to bed. I try almost every day to start eating healthy but I fail every time. I have a foo... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:44:29 EST Ragweed levels Has anyone been hit hard with the ragweed levels these past few weeks? I feel absolutely tired everyday. I flew to San Diego last week and my lethargy disappeared. Coming back east and it hit me again. Does anyone else get this symptom as well? Tue, 7 Nov 2017 10:22:06 EST hello Hello my name is Maryjane I need help I am 57 years old I hurt in my body and i think if I can lose the weight it would be helpful but it don't seem i can get started and to stay on it. I am in this stupid wheelchair so i don't think there is anyway for me to get help Sat, 30 Sep 2017 12:18:34 EST Hello I live in Malta and enjoy a good healthy lifestyle as much as I can. Last year I developed an allergy which leftvme with hives and all sorts of complications. It lasted for aboutv6 minths and I lost loads of weight as I became afraid to eat. Now 18 months later I still itch but very mildly. I think I am allergic to garlic but am not sure. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:37:59 EST On the road to a NEW life! Hi, My name is Tina and I am excited to be beginning a new lifestyle. I have in the past three weeks been following a Ketogenic diet. I have already seen a reduction in my blood sugar, my cholesterol, and most wonderfully my food craves, ie. sugar. I am finding myself less and less hungry. That is quite a feat for a 27 year long diabetic. I am hoping to hook up with other Keto folks here on Spark People. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:30:28 EST hello, my name is anne with an E Hi, I am picking myself off the ground and getting healthy after getting some scary news from my doctor. I used to be very active and outdoorsy and ate mostly healthy. Then I put myself on the backburner while seeing to the needs of several special needs kids. I learned to ask for help with all of that and wanted to work on myself. Now, I HAVE to work on me and get into the mindset that it is okay to set aside time to work on me and find balance. I will poke around the site but wanted to get ... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:46:45 EST hulagrl, Aloha! I need to get on a program that will help me lose weight. But what's more important is I am a diabetic, have high blood pressure, kidney problems, and thyroid problems. Having a hard time getting started. I just want to feel better and get in control of my life. Mahalo Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:11:49 EST Stop giving up. I don't know how many times I have started a new diet but I never seem to get to my goal I always give up. I keep telling myself this time I won't give up. I want to lose 50 pounds. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:30:05 EST Colleen Hi everyone, my name is Colleen, I am new to this. I look forward to comment on my journey, as well as hearing from all you that are just starting the program, or have success stories. Good luck to all and have a wonderful day Wed, 2 Aug 2017 08:49:10 EST Cetirizine Zyrtec withdrawal symptoms Hello. Just wondering if anyone else has itching all over after stopping Zyrtec. Been on it daily 10mg for approx 3-4 years. First the itching was on one shoulder then the arm then both arms yesterday spread to legs and head. NO real visible rash, as if it's under the skin. I never ever had this before and I know it's not an allergy because I am only allergicto dust, cats, dogs and certain pollens but these allergies would result in sneezing sometimes puffy eyes but never all over itching. ... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:12:56 EST Do allergy meds cause weight gain I have been using Reactine for a while since i have bad dust mite allergies. Reactine which has the same medical ingredient as Zyrtec <BR> ( cetirizine) and it helps a lot. <BR> <BR> I have such a difficulty losing weight now. I started taking them on and off before but now religiously every day about 3 years ago when I moved into our house which has a lot of carpets and I have gained about 25-30 lbs in 3 years. I have no thyroid problems but I am in my mid 40s. I cut desserts out, st... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:09:09 EST Jen Hey out there, I am a 40 year old engaged woman with a graduate, senior in high school and a freshman in high school. I work up to 13 hours a day at an assisted living facility in a memory care unit which I love. On December 15, 2015 I had a ROUX-EN-Y surgery. At that time I was at my heaviest which was 254. I am currently 186 and wanting to be 140. I love to do needlepoint, cross-stitching, going for walks and playing cards or board games. I am currently looking for exercise ideas because th... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:21:10 EST Grouping Foods I am having trouble setting up a new group of foods. I try to follow the steps but can not get to Step 2. I enter the foods I want then I do not see a step 2 button. Directions say to hit the "close" button" I do not see one so I "x" out which closes all that I entered. Do I need an upgrade or something? Wed, 31 May 2017 07:38:34 EST Health Breakfast I would like to get some health breakfast tips Wed, 24 May 2017 11:42:55 EST lost 19 lbs from knees replaced Recovering from having both knees replaced in last 1--last one 6 weeks ago. Challenge is not being able to exercise much. Mon, 22 May 2017 13:47:54 EST Sugarpie18 Hi, I've been checking in, counting calories for 10 days and have lost 11 pounds. Yeah! But I just do not find myself able to meet my daily goals. Recovering from one knee surgery and have another in the near future. Exercise is almost non existent except for physical therapy with limitations. Simple recipes are what I need. Foods that do not make me feel gassy or foods my body does not agree with. No wheat, dairy, or chicken. Most veggies are okay but had to live on. Well, hello and thanks ... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:07:04 EST Staring Fresh Hi Everyone, <BR> I am 50 years of age and it has been a very long time since I've been a healthy weight. I recently got back into exercising hoping that would get the pounds off but I'm still struggling with the food aspect and I also like my red wine. I think reading about everyone's success and troubles with help keep me motivated. Sun, 21 May 2017 10:10:52 EST New and Lost Although I signed up several weeks ago, I'm just getting started exploring the board. Mostly I felt I had to wait until the end of a very difficult semester to take on anything new. I had a lot of success with Weight Watchers years ago but when I joined again, I found that they have eliminated the discussion boards--the number one reason for my prior success. I've been working on becoming more active and served recently completed Walk Across Texas (although I substituted aqua-jogging and yard... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:47:47 EST Important reading RE: Benadryl & Antichol inergics I just found these publications from The Harvard Health Publications of Harvard Medical School and The Washington Post, and thought I would share the info with you all. As I know a lot of people are on these medications and probably never heard of this before, as neither I or anyone I have know have been told any of this from doctors or pharmacist before. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-lin<BR>ked-increased-dementia-risk-201501287... Fri, 12 May 2017 13:56:53 EST Kim Hi so frustrated with myself, never,ever been this heavy, feel awful, but ready to go the journey. Mon, 1 May 2017 17:20:35 EST pardon the red eyes Spring is in full swing and I love it so! Spring on the other hand in not fond of me in any way. I like many others am allergic to the world, I had my allergies tested last year after I got so bad I could no longer put it off. I am allergic to wheat, egg whites and garlic as well as Asprin, I react to Salysilates with really awful results ( red burning rash on my face, split bleeding lips, mouth sores, hives, dizzyness, faintness, major headaches, fibro flares, not fun! ) The sals are in a... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:17:46 EST Trying this again... Hello I am going to try this again. My goal is to become more fit and healthy for the long haul. I have already started working out, watching portion sizes, and using Whey Protein with milk. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:03:26 EST I want to be happy. I want to be finally happy with myself again. I struggle with my weight so much that it is the one thing I think about from the time I get up until I go to sleep. I am not happy with myself, because I have so much more going for me. I want to be able to have a better self image. Any help would be appreciated. I follow a wholesome whole foods diet and I exercise when I have the energy. Currently going through menopause so that makes it even harder. Encouragement and advice would be greatly app... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:38:47 EST Sue Bee Hi, I am a 65 year old grandma. I lost 70 pounds several years ago and kept it off for many years. However, I broke my arm and injured my knee which stopped my ability to exercise like I once did. If I exercise regularly I seem to be able to eat better. I have regained 45 pounds and feel terrible. It has been like a snowball effect. I am hoping to lose the weight and regain a healthy lifestyle even with a knee that hurts at times. Fri, 3 Mar 2017 12:21:20 EST Hi everyone Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Jennifer. I'm a graphic designer from Madison, Indiana. I have seasonal allergies, but I also just discovered I have other allergies as well. Two weeks ago, I got a terrible case of hives; now, I'm on a ton of antihistamines for them (and they're still here). I'm supposed to go through allergy testing on March 13th. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:11:06 EST Pat101 Hi! My name is Pat. I am 70 years old, soon to be 71 March 18. I am female. I am in a power wheel chair. I cannot walk, due to an auto accident in 1967. I have several medical conditions wrong with me. I have, Asthma, rhinitis, I am a diabetic type 2, I have hypo-theroidism ,diverticulosis, acid reflux, congestive heart failure, osteo-arthritice, gout, fiberomyalgia, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, edema, kidney(cronic renal insufficiency) and sleep apnea. I weigh about 315 lbs.... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:17:19 EST UPDATE ON TEESTER'S GOALS I am back Sparking after a three or four year absence. I think I will have more advantages now, than last time. <BR> My Sweetie and I are recovering from a major setback in finances. Her income was reduced by a third for five years (I call it create financing by the Veterans Administration, but I won't get on my soapbox now.) Last time I was here, some might recall that we were working on our roof. We can now resume construction. We also plan on erecting a wind powered electric generator and ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:44:14 EST newbie to site and forum Hi There! <BR> My name is Lisa and I have had spring allergies for as long as I can remember. I am disabled and try my best to stay as active as my body. I hate taking medications - especially since I am already on a few medications for my disability, so I try to find alternatives to taking anything else if at all possible. My allergies use to be really bad when I was younger, but over the past few years, they have not been and I am just hoping that they stay that way. <BR> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:06:07 EST Hello my name is Joyce D Mother of two beautiful daughters Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:03:08 EST Reaching out...time for me to tend to me! Hi. I am Dunelady. I am reaching out because I know I can't do this alone. Tried multiple times and have discovered that I am extremely successful at my lack of success with sticking to a plan...even when it is working! Life always happens and I get derailed and wind up right back where I started, which is carrying around 40 pounds of pregnancy weight gained with each pregnancy that I never lost. (Totally not an excuse...youngest is 17, so it's not like I haven't had time to lose the wei... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:48:48 EST New Member Hi, my name is Dollie Wagner. I am new to Spark. I am 22 years old, and struggling with obesity. I have a 1 year old son, and I am newly married. I have always been overweight, and I have let food take over my life. Growing up, if I was upset I would eat. When I was bored or we were celebrating I would eat. I am 200 ibs today. This is my first day to Spark. My son is my biggest motivation for wanting to loose weight. I want to be, able to be around for him. In general I would just like to be ... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:27:29 EST Trying to Get Fit! Hi! I am a 59 year old mother and grandmother. I am also a Pastor's wife and teacher. I have little time but decided that i would make time to alter my bad habits. I have 30 pounds to lose and I am not a fitness guru by any means but I am ready and willing to make life time changes. Mon, 6 Feb 2017 12:18:44 EST Addictive self soother I over eat sweets, I don't exercise, consistently, I'm a recovering alcoholic and a cigarette smoker, Oh and I'm dyslexic, I welcome all support, thanks. Thu, 2 Feb 2017 10:18:01 EST hello I am a 71 year old who has been told by my Dr. that I have to loose weight. Cut the carbs he says. So here goes. I know I will feel better and it will solve my heath issues by doing this. So here I am and the treadmill is set up as well so lets hope I can stick to it. Sat, 28 Jan 2017 14:11:30 EST Meet Mama P I am excited to be joining this site. So many great opportunities for support. Looking forward to the next 30+ years of life in a healthy, joy filled, productive way. Leaving 30 years of grief, loss, illness, fear and doubt in the dust!! Thanks to my friend Amy for introducing me and being my accountability partner in this journey. May this journey ignite a positive spark. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:50:54 EST Starting SparkPeople today Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Cindy, 53 yrs old, married, and stay at home wife. I get pretty bored when my better half is out of town working 2-3 weeks at a time. We just moved from Florida to Alabama to be close to the grandkids 2, 8 and 15 all boys. <BR> don't know anyone yet. I am not much of a people person. I have knee and back problems, so I need a program at home. My doctor told me I needed to lose weight and solve my low energy. I am addicted to the computer or busy making a quilt. I ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:20:58 EST I really want to do this! Hi, I was in a car accident 18 yrs ago and gained 90 lbs.u I don't motve well. I tend to focus on what I can't do rather than what I can. . I can do light exercise and ride a bike. Would love to get myself back in the pool. Joined Spark People for help and support Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:48:50 EST It?s time for me to stop complaining: start doing! Hello! I joined some time ago but never kept up. However, I'm not doing well on my own, so it's time to seek out some support. <BR> <BR> I lost 25 pounds initially after going a post cancer reoccurrence medication. I went on a diet at the same time, as losing fat would help prevent a reoccurrence. The ?diet? was mostly aimed toward eliminating my mindless snacking and emotional eating. I don?t overeat at meals. I get bored and stop eating while I am still hungry, and ?make it up? with junk ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:40:52 EST lowering my carbs Hi I'm Maria, I'm, 47. I quite smoking Dec 3 2016. A few weeks later I started walking a couple days a week. I do yoga and heavy bag at home. i don't care for gyms and need to work out on my schedule. I recently realized that I was eating way way over the recommended daily amount of carbs. I decided to jump start my weight loss this week. I read a lot and keep seeing this garcinia cambrosia and apple cider vinagar everywhere. So I started that yesterday with a low carb low sugar diet. I'... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:49:34 EST Hello/Int roduction Hello, I'm Sherry from Illinois. I just joined today and am looking forward to the community. Although I am fortunate enough to not have food allergies, I have developed an intolerance to artificial sweeteners (except for Stevia). Since I do have a sweet tooth, this has been a bit of a challenge. Does anyone else have this issue? <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Jan 2017 21:07:44 EST Hello, Its ME Hi there, Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Vikki, I have been married for 29 years to my DH. I have 3 very grown up daughters. When I was younger I was very thin and on the go, but after having 3 children the wieght started to pack on and then I was diagnosed with Hypothyriodism. I am ready to really get back into shape and be a healthy ME again. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 16:14:31 EST I'm brand new to this! I'm Angie and I have just joined SparkPeople. I'm very nervous right now! I'm not good at dieting or exercising. I'm 57 yrs. old and would like to lose 95 lbs. When I was 21, I never imagined that I would gain so much weight! But 30 years later, bad relationships, being a sing mom, a divorce, and currently in a sad marriage, I've given up on me. I don't want to give up. Now that I've joined Sparks, I have to be accountable. In all honesty, I am scared to death! I'm afraid I'll fail. ... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 15:01:20 EST DietQuitter Hi~ Starting over AGAIN! Last year I joined Weight Watchers online and loved it, but it cost about $50/month. This SparkPeople website is much friendlier and it is free! I lost over 20 lbs in 5 months last year, but gained most of it back after I stopped tracking my food! So, I KNOW what I need to do! I just need to keep on doing it now! Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:28:20 EST Hello everyone! Obese, Ready to change for good. Classic yo yo dieter. I have been successful with WW. I need support from other birds of my feather. :) Happy to be here. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:48:17 EST Hi There! I am 55 years old and want to lose weight. I need support from new friends I hope to meet here. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 04:01:24 EST Bettys girls Hi I'm Betty decided to join Sparks because have huge health issues and can't go to gym or do strenuous exercise but need to lose weight badly.I thought with support I could at least try. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:42:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 28 Nov 2016 03:54:32 EST Help Hi, again.. My name is Bonnie and i use to belong here a very long time ago, now i am back for another try. I really need to loose weight for health reasons. Be stern with me and honest, and maybe i can do it this time. Thank you. <BR> Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:31:45 EST Question for Sinus Rinse users Yesterday while at the Respiratory Clinic, the Specialist gave me a Sinus Rinse to use twice daily. I used it last night but it really felt horrible doing so. My question is this: <BR> <BR> Does this feeling get better or do we just 'get used' to it? <BR> <BR> I have to say, after using it I could breathe through my nose far more easily and it is still like that this a.m. When I woke this a.m. I had very little gunk around my eyes compared to what is usually there. <BR> <BR> Kris <BR> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:52:47 EST Hi Everyone Hello, My name is Diann Hart from Detroit,Michigan. I lost weight before some years ago. So I'm confident that I can lose the weight I need to lose but I need a little push this time and that is why I'm here. I hope I can get the encouragement I really need at this time and I hope in return I can encourage someone else. Thank You All <BR> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:44:10 EST Elsa Hello, I am Elsa. This is the first time I do something like this so I am not sure how it goes. I need to lose weight. I want to lose weight. However, I am succumbing to temptations. I am also dealing with a very slow metabolism because I am going through a medical induced menopause. I work out 3 to 4 times a week for about 45 minutes, mostly cardio. I do not think exercising is my problem, eating is my problem. Any words of encouragement are appreciated. <BR> <BR> Elsa Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:17:34 EST Glee LaVroff Just found out I am Diabetic! I need a mjeal plan for every day, because I don't know where to start! Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:55:08 EST Hi, I'm cherish621 latest bloodwork results are scaring me! Anyone know what all this means? HDL 55 TRIG 132 but total cholesterol is 287. Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:27:37 EST Starting over again!! Hi, I came here several years ago when I was in TOPS. The advice I got really helped me. NOW, I need help again. I am 70 years old and have been retired for a year and a half. I have become very lax on what I eat and the amount of exercise I get. I have gained about 15 lbs. and gained too many inches. I know the right things to do, but I don't do them so am hoping with your help I can achieve my goals. I was a physical therapy tech for the last 10 years. I have been married to my best friend ... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 20:29:08 EST Salutations Hello, my name is Samantha and I'm trying to keep my resting heart rate down and lose just over 15 pounds. Sat, 5 Nov 2016 23:16:23 EST Salutations Hello, my name is Samantha and I'm trying to keep my resting heart rate down and lose just over 15 pounds. Sat, 5 Nov 2016 23:12:42 EST Oregon Grandma I am a 62 year Grandmother with about 30-40 pounds to lose. I had gained a lot of weight from Prednisone and have only lost about half of it. I have a stationary bike. I am finding it very helpful to enter food into a log. I think twice before grabbing something to eat now! I love the reports, it was a surprise to me that I was not eating as much fiber as I thought. The reports really helped me see that. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:50:40 EST New to SparkPeople Hi All, I'm a newbie. My goals are to add regular exercise to my daily routine and learn how to eat healthier. I'm a very busy working mom to three kids so my life is basically a juggling act. I find myself exhausted most of the time and I think that things could improve if I took better care of myself. I'm guilty of letting myself go, which is something I never thought I would do. I'm making myself a priority which will hopefully be a positive impact to all of my family. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:57:38 EST Just me Hi! My name is Kafris, and I just signed up for Spark People. I'm pretty excited to have a program that keeps track of things for me (I think it's pretty awesome that I don't have to). I'm glad that there's something to motivate me to lose some weight! Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:30:47 EST Rebirth at Retirement I want to like the way I feel and look which means creating a new Life Style and also learning how to communicate with others as I became secluded. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:53:07 EST Greetings Hello Spark people. I'm not sure how this works, but I'm very uncomfortable with my body and I need to lose weight, for my health and self-esteem. With the Holidays upon us I fear the worst. The worst is I gain more weight. I need and want to do this! I sure hope this works! <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> Overweight in Indiana - aka - Sandy Miles Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:46:50 EST NuMee Now Hello, <BR> <BR> I am new to this community of diet experts and supporters. I have been here more than once, but I was looking to start a permanent way of life. I will start slowly....Hoping to learn new ways to eat, exercise and have fun. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:28:29 EST Hello from France Hi everyone, I moved to France after moving around a lot and thought I would be able to get myself back on track by eating healthy beautiful food and exercising. But, after three years, I am just not succeeding alone. I used to be really active fit and always slim. I used to look at fat people and think, how did they get like that? Now I am that fat person, and I now think, how did I get like this!? <BR> <BR> I have had a few horrible things happen and I am struggling to cope. I have ... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:13:51 EST Ready Set Go!!! Hey Sparks People. I am 52 and joined to get healthier and in shape. I have 97 lbs to lose and I would like to get into a fitness routine. I joined here to find other people in the process of getting healthier with similar goals and for motivation both giving and receiving. I live in Lakewood Colorado. I would love to find a fitness pal with like goals. <BR> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:49:15 EST Aiming towards a Goal Hi I am excited to have taken the first step and I come with confidence believing that I shall WIN. My goal is not to just lose weight but to obtain a healthy lifestyle while continuing to enjoy some of the things I really enjoy eating. I love to dance, swim, write, watch movies, paly with grandchildren, sing in the choir and encourage and love on people. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> MiMi Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:25:51 EST Hello! Joining sparkpeople to try and make myself more accountable to some of the healthy choices I am trying to maake- waxing/waning motivation is my biggest problem right now! Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:17:05 EST I am Warren I have had weight problems all my life. Topped out at 287 about 10 years ago and swore to maintain the 213 I dieted down to over the next year. Now I have gained 20 lbs over the years and have failed to keep my promise to myself that I would go back on my diet and exercise program after a short hiatus and lose down to my then target of 145. Now I am finally going after my adjusted goal of 155. Mon, 5 Sep 2016 21:20:48 EST D from Halifax, NS Canada Hello! everyone, I have been struggle over the last few years taken care of everyone but me. I am currently taken care of my mother who is at the early stages of Alzheimer and I have realized in order to take care of her. I also need to take care of me. I love my job working as a career counselor and I am ready to take care of me and my mother at the same time. I am excited for this challenge and look forward to my new journey in life Fri, 2 Sep 2016 09:25:00 EST Hi, just call me Deb Hi, I am a newbie to say the least. Trying to lose about 90 pounds as I have let myself go and feel completely unhealthy. Making big changes in our lives so I figured I would add this to the mix of changes. Have a question. How do you track packing up a house by yourself in exercise. That has to count, right? Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:58:48 EST Food allergies I was recently tested for food allergies. Found out I am highly sensitive to gluten, dairy and a little to soy. I choose to go vegetarian several years ago so my menus are quite limited. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:04:56 EST My first time I came upon this website by accident and I'm really excited to try it out. As I get older and my schedule becomes more hectic, I notice how challenging it is to keep exercise and good nutrition in my life. I hope the challenges and encouragement will help me along the way. I'm also a very picky eater (getting pickier as I age) and am wondering what people think of using a vegan protein powder for quick meals. I bought Naturade Vegan smart all-in-one nutritional shake today hoping it will help... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 02:52:08 EST Living life on new terms Hi. I'm a mother of four, (two boys, two girls), and grandmother to eight (2 boys and six girls). This will be the first time I'm trying to lose weight since I had a stroke 10 years ago. As a result of a life-changing event, everything has changed. I mean nothing is the same. Everything is harder to do because it takes me twice as long to do everything. So if you guys can deal with all my limitations, I'll try to do my best. Seriously, though, it has taken me a long time to get to this point ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:50:02 EST l Hi. I'm a mother of four, (two boys, two girls), and grandmother to eight (2 boys and six girls). This will be the first time I'm trying to lose weight since I had a stroke 10 years ago. As a result of a life-changing event, everything has changed. I mean nothing is the same. Everything is harder to do because it takes me twice as long to do everything. So if you guys can deal with all my limitations, I'll try to do my best. Seriously, though, it has taken me a long time to get to this point ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:48:45 EST Lynn I am Lynn and need all the support I can get for this endeavor. Tue, 9 Aug 2016 07:16:23 EST Reta Need help with counting carbs. Fri, 5 Aug 2016 18:29:06 EST Reta Need help with counting carbs. Fri, 5 Aug 2016 18:29:06 EST Can you tell if this is allergies, asthma or a col Hi all. In the last 9 months I've had a "cold" 3x! Each time I've gone to the doctor, who said it could be allergies, asthma or a cold. How can I tell which it is to find the right meds to treat it? <BR> <BR> It starts with a sore throat, then a persistent cough with lots of phlegm. I normally have a headache from coughing so much and nothing stops it but constantly eating or drinking, which is hard to do when you're trying to lose weight. Basically, anytime I try to laugh a choking cough cu... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:00:27 EST Seasonal Allergies Alert! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just recently reset my goals and SP joined me up to this team. I am in the lucky club of people who suffer from Hayfever between March and September every year. I take prescribed tablets daily during this time and on bad days, still suffer from watery, itchy eyes and a runny nose. <BR> <BR> The worst thing about this is it hinders my desire to walk outside at this time of year. I am currently trying to start a streak of being active for 10+ mins per day, but I am g... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 16:05:06 EST girl with major back pain Hello I am new here and I would like to have some movitation to return to wieght lose.. I had accident that broke my back 15 months ago and I have gained a major amount of weight since then I was 150 now I have gained aleast 50 pounds since then I have alot pain when I do anything major so hard to get into the mood to get up each day I know that I am not helping myself by being sitting around on the couch in my misery <BR> I would love to have some feed back to help me get started <BR> Jen Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:43:16 EST Hay Fever Hi Yall, <BR> <BR> How many of you get hay fever and what do u take to kick it out once u notice the first few signs of hay fever? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Lu Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:06:48 EST Today is a good day to have a good day! Hi all. I'm Megan. Starting this new journey tomorrow and reaching out for as much support as I possibly can get. I have nearly 100 lbs to loose in a year and exercising is a hated task right now. Since I'm new to Texas, I haven't made friends for support yet, so I need as many SP buddies as I can get. The goal is to start working out at home, then apartment's gym, then local gym. Let's do this! Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:55:23 EST New gal on the block Blessings to you all, my name is Kelly . I am so overwhelmed. I was doing Weight Watchers and it works being on disability I cant afford it. I know its baby steps and such but I see the whole picture. I gotta lose 88lbs and to me that just seems impossible. I love sweets and eating late. I swim and walk but its my eating habits. My friend from childhood was on here a few years ago and she lost I want to say over 100lbs. She had mentioned this place. I dont know how to get started. I dont know... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:01:05 EST New to Sparkpeople Hi. I'm new to the site. In Nov15 I set out to lose weight and did fantastic until April 16. I lost 26 pounds!Yay me...... unfortunately I have gained 20 back since that time. I am so discouraged with myself. I need to get back on track and I'm hoping this site will help me stay focused. When I was losing weight at work I had a buddy system going with another worker. She gave up and I guess I did too. Starting today I want to take more control over my life. Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:10:55 EST New Hi! I am a wife and mother of two. I have over 100 lbs to lose and ready to start the journey. I want to be healthy and feel good about myself. New beginnings! Nervous because I have never done this before. Sat, 9 Jul 2016 18:52:54 EST allergies I'm new here just dropping in to say hello I have asthma and allergies. my goal os to get fit enjoy the outdoors Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:41:32 EST vickie I am exercising in replacement of smoking,so good so far. Anybody else have the same struggles? Also trying to get over the fear of going to the gym alone. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:49:26 EST Hello, All! (The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly) Hello, All! My name is Tom. OK, there is the short version of my introduction, so feel free to stop reading now. For those who are more stalwart of soul, feel free to read on! <BR> <BR> I guess I’ll start with where I am now. I’ve used Sparkpeople in the past, with varying levels of success. My most recent go at it, under another screen name, did pretty well for a while, and then I found all the weight that I had lost. I’m sitting now at about 306 (as of yesterday morning). Of course ... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:45:20 EST Hi it's me, Christy I am a 40+ single mother of 3 wonderful children. I need to lose more than a few pounds, and in general just need to be more active, as I have a sit down job... Overall, me and my children are looking to make healthier life style changes. I suffer from a few mild conditions, that are most likely fixed by making better choices and exercising more. If you have any suggestions you'd like to share, I'm willing to take the advice :) Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:17:44 EST jalisa hello, I'm jalisa from barbados. new to the site. trying to find friends who will motivate and help me along my weight lost jourey and beyond Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14:41:57 EST hello im looking for new friends to help me reach my goals so please feel free to add me to your friends list! Tue, 31 May 2016 17:52:36 EST Hello Everyone I'm 61 years young and we have become foster (grand)parents since our daughters are grown and on their own. So I'm back on Sparkpeople (it's been years and I gave up) to hopefully not give up and meet my goal to be healthy, weight loss is a plus. <BR> I hope to figure out how to add recipes I like to use from other sites and get them on a shopping list ;-) I need 'easy'. Tue, 31 May 2016 16:11:57 EST New to Board...Not to Weightloss Although I am new to SparkPeople, I am, unfortunately, a veteran to weightloss and health choices. <BR> <BR> I have twice before lost greater than 70 pounds, only to have them pile back on. There are a lot of reasons I can throw out as to why I was unable to keep off the weight, all legit, but they are unsatisfying, and I my goal is to keep the weight off permanently. <BR> <BR> I have lost 25 pounds since the beginning of 2016, and I have another 90 or so to go. <BR> <BR> I look forward t... Thu, 26 May 2016 12:41:50 EST Hello I am just coming down from a three week depression and am trying to find a way to deal with my many issues as a Christian. I just got done reading the book Honestly by Sheila Walsh. It helped a lot. I was online trying to find more books and saw this site. I am 42 years old and deal with chronic pain, brain injury, spinal injury, depression, anxiety and recently stomach problems. I take 22 pills a day on a good day. I see my husband and and 19 year old daughter going forward in life as I am g... Tue, 24 May 2016 14:11:44 EST We're Going to Need a Bigger Boat! Twin sisters who have battled weight war & lost. At 65 yrs old we are ready to travel and enjoy out retirement years but find that we are going to need a bigger boat to sail around the world now. Hoping to lose 50 lbs by year end on a high protein, low carb diet & slowly introduce exercise back into our lifestyle. Deskwork, computers, & TV made the view of our butts "HD widescreen". Weekends & Wine are our downfall. I hope we can motivate & keep each other going, but I'm going to do this wi... Mon, 23 May 2016 16:22:21 EST Day One Hello All, I am on day one of my journey and am excited to get this started! I have struggled with a thyroid issue and am looking to live a healthier life. Fri, 20 May 2016 12:32:12 EST MammaChe I am here not only trying to lose weight but to learn how to love myself through care and consideration. I used food to replace love, I have used food for comfort, I have gained weight because at night when I am lonely cookies and milk replace companionship, but now I am going to change my thinking and let healthy foods love me, instead of cookies. I have not reached this point yet but it is my goal. Sat, 14 May 2016 09:49:45 EST new to sparkspeople im 68 years old and am ready to lose about 20 pounds.. excited to be here Fri, 13 May 2016 08:54:50 EST New Here I am new to the site and am a little nervous about starting this. I have failed at dieting before but I am hoping that this time it will stick with some support. Wed, 11 May 2016 23:10:47 EST My Last Ditch Effort I am not good at follow thru but a year ago in Jan. I gave up processed sugar. It was like I had been challenged. One of my clients who is a meth addict told me that I did not understand addiction. I thought how wrong he was as I have struggled with food addictions for most of my life. I used food to feel better, to get high, to calm and comfort myself. I would sneek food, hide with food, hide evidence of food I had eaten. I had an addiction and I knew it but was like everyone of many ... Tue, 10 May 2016 22:53:19 EST Hello Sparkpeople! I had gained over 100 lbs due to depression and agoraphobia. This is my second time joining. I had lost 60 lbs prior, but slacked off when I went back to school. I had maintained a 45 lb weight loss until last semester. I was so close to finishing my goal of becoming a lawyer until I hit a brick wall. I burned out with 22 credits left to go. Then I gained the weight I had lost back. I don't know how to feel about all of this. I am disappointed in myself, which doesn't help my self est... Wed, 4 May 2016 01:16:21 EST LOOKING TO CHANGE MY LIFE Hello Everyone, <BR> I am a new member as of today! I've never been one to "need" to eat healthy and exercise until now. My health has become a priority in my life now and I need to make some positive changes. I'm hoping this site will give me the opportunity to become a much healthier and happier version of myself. I'm not gonna lie.....I'm gonna need a lot of help and motivation. So, here's to the beginning of a new life!!!! <BR> Thanks everyone. Tue, 3 May 2016 23:00:53 EST Second Time Around Hi Fellow SparkPeople members. My name is Linda. I was on the SparkPeople program for about one year. It was the beginning of my weight loss journey. I had some health issues, had major pancreatic surgery, and took a break from the program. After losing weight post-surgery, I thought I didn't have to worry about weight gain, as it was effortless to lose the weight. As things stabilized, my late-night snacking and weight gain got the best of me. So, I'm back with SparkPeople, trying to ... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 19:06:59 EST Mom of Three Hello all. I am a wife and mom of three. Two teenagers and an eight year old. I am a 11 year post gastric bypass person. I have for the most point kept off all weight, up until I had a hysterectomy, which has made is nearly impossible to loose. Also, as I've gotten older my ability to lose seems to have gone. So, I'm on my journey to get back on track and work towards losing the 40 I've gained. Any and all insight and help is greatly appreciated! Thank you all much! <BR> <BR> MomofThree Mon, 4 Apr 2016 09:03:27 EST New beginning Hi. My name is Evelyn and I live in Dom. Rep. Heard about this program in internet. Liked it and hear I am!!!! I have a 3 and half year old baby boy. Stopped my professional life to raise him. That carried a weight gain of 20 lbs. During past years I have been fight weight gain. Seem to lose and gain even more than before. My plateau has raised by 10 lbs. Went back to the gym last october. But no weight loss, though I feel better and my body has changed a bit. <BR> <BR> Definete... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:49:45 EST Loving Spark already Hi my name is Brooke and this site seems like it is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks for the welcome email's and I hope to make the most out of the site.. Happy Easter and have a wonderful day! Sat, 26 Mar 2016 12:46:45 EST Sparkpeople Newbie here Hello! I just joined this amazing group for the first time ever! I am 36 with 2 kiddos and a husband and I am turning to this community for help and support. Although my goal is to lose only about 10 pounds, they are the most stubborn 10 pounds I've ever met! I plan on doing light exercise several days per week, but my biggest challenge will be keeping my calorie count in check, as I cook for the family and they're not always into salad and chicken breast! I've never joined a group to assist ... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:40:24 EST New to team Hi. I'm Marge and recently turned 65. I was also just diagnosed with allergies. I had allergy test and they say I am allergic to mold, dust mites and red oak. I have been bothered all winter with the allergies. The ENT says to take weekly allergy shots, family doctor says to start with OTC meds first. He suggested Zyrtec. I am going to do OTC meds first. I feel after allergy scratch test, I felt worse, almost like my body was reacting to the allergens they used. Can't believe at my age I sudd... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 11:31:14 EST Happy Tuesday! Good afternoon!! Today is my first day on SparkPeople and my first day on our company's new Wellness program, Naturally Slim...lots of firsts, so excited to be here! Tue, 1 Mar 2016 14:41:28 EST Hello from Washington Hello, my name is Toni - I live in Washington state, I am married... we have one son, a daughter in law and two beautiful granddaughters. My husband and I are pastors in the Salvation Army. <BR> <BR> I used to use Spark People years ago to help me stay on track with dieting. But I went away from it and tried all kinds of other diet programs, eventually getting bariatric surgery (Sleeve) in 2013. I did really well for the first 8 months and then we went on a three week vacation and I dec... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:29:09 EST Lisa Hi, new to the program and just getting started. Heard about you today from a friend. I am a big dog lover. Anxious to get started. <BR> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 20:39:47 EST Ready for a healthy spark in my life ! I am in my 50th year, I have my dream job as of this year. I have a wonderful son and a great significant other. I previous lost 60 pounds and have let 20 of that come back and I know that I have to get that back off, plus some. I do like to cook. I feel like it is now or never as my knees have really begun to hurt. I am not a person to talk about aches and pains at all. I am here searching for a place that I will learn from, gain inspiration and motivation as well as meet like minded peop... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 09:05:38 EST GOING TO MSAKE IT THIS TIME Hello everyone - My goal and my Spark name is GOING TO MAKE IT THIS TIME and have been a member of Spark People for several years now. I am not an active member as I should be but I do plan on trying to change that way of life. Over the past couple of years I have been suffering with diverticulitis. Something I would not wish on anyone!!! If any spark people have experienced this or know of someone who has then you know what I have been going through. I have hbeen hospitalized twice wit... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 08:45:35 EST Healthy Momma Hello there people on the internet just wanted to introduce myself. <BR> My name is Sarah Holt and I am a first time momma and a diabetic. I joined the site in hopes of losing some weight to control my sugars so i can live a healthy and long life with my loving fiance and beautiful little boy. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 02:47:51 EST Looking for a Partner in Crime Hi! I'm Laurie. I am 59 years old and about 50 lbs overweight. I want to get my weight under control before it causes me serious health problems. My goal is to lose a couple of pounds a week by eating more healthy food and less comfort food and by becoming more active. I'd like to meet some like-minded people on this site that I can work together with by coaching and encouraging each other. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 22:21:26 EST Fit after kids Hi! I've been on SparkPeople for a long time (on again off again), but am hoping to get in shape after 2 kiddos! Wish me luck! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 15:21:00 EST Today is the day. My name is Rhonda. It has been 481 days since I have logged in. Today is the day I start gaining control of my health and the food choices I make. Time to make time for myself. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:08:51 EST Hello Here to hopefully keep myself motivated and moving in the right direction. :) Sat, 23 Jan 2016 16:27:40 EST sting I am I have had allergies to detergents, dust, dander, tree and grass pollens since infancy. In my teens I ideveloped allergies to salt &amp; pork. Around age 30 I developed hypothyroidism and learned white bread and rice, oranges, grapes &amp; bananas leeched thyroid hormone from the system. Around age 40 I was found to be pre-diabetic and came off sugar. Nearing 50 I found through blood testing I am allergic to chicken and the Nightshades Group: tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, corn &amp; coffee! <... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:09:45 EST Need to lose weight fast Hello everyone. I'm so glad I've found this site. My name is Julie. I'm 39 and my doctor says I'm overweight for my height. I'm 5 feet and weight 149 lbs. My goal is to lose 15 lbs. I could use all the support i can to keep me motivated. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:43:28 EST hello everyone I'm having problems picking up the pieces of my life. My husband passed away last month, need to lose 45+ pounds, and need to crawl out of downward spiralling void. I'm hoping watching what I eat and starting to exercise will help me feel better, and see a light at the end of the tunnel I so desperately need to see. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 22:03:17 EST 34 and ready to be healthy again! Hello everyone! I am excited to start this new challenge. I want to be back done to the health and size I was when I was in the United States Navy.. Of course that was years ago and I have grown older, and with growing older, I of course have also gained some health issues. :( I am hoping the SparkPeople can help me on my journey of weight loss and a healthier me! Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:46:51 EST Hello! Hi everyone! My name is Deb and I am trying my last ditch effort to permanently lose weight and get fit before taking the step for weight loss surgery. I have tried most everything you can think of in past with no permanent results. I am a flight nurse by profession which carries with it the job requirement of weight limit and being in physically fit condition to meet the physical demands of my job .I am 57 1/2 yrs old and have a medical condition called pernicious anemia and iron deficiency... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:03:37 EST Looking to take it off and keep it off Hello, I hope this introduction finds all who have decided to make a choice to live a healthier life, well. I never thought that I would be so motivated with wanting to be healthy. Since I'm an absolute workaholic at 44yrs of age, single, with so much energy that has been misused in the wrong way for so long that I am literally on this site reading and looking at all of the success stories and becoming more and more enthused with healthy living and not just existing. I am a vocalist and an as... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:25:27 EST Just joined today I am a 56 yr old female in Michigan. I need to lose at least 50-70 lbs. Have tried many diets and gain what I lose and more. Feeling very frustrated and need support and motivation. I love to eat so I need ideas on what I should and should not eat. I am from Kansas originally so typically a beef, potatoe and vegetable girl. Don't exercise (I know I should), have a desk job. Would love friends to talk to for advise and support. Look forward to a successful journey. Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:32:16 EST HELP I NEED MOTIVATION Hello I am a 20 year old college student who is overweight and has pre-diabetes. I am wanting to lose 95 pounds this year. I need constant support and motivation from someone who is willing to help me. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 02:06:03 EST Heart Palpitations from Allergy I was having heart palpitations for a couple weeks so decided to go to my doctor. She told me she thought it was because of my allergy to Red Dye no. 40. I am super careful especially around Christmas and Valentine's Day because it seems like everything has red dye in it and don't know of getting anything with red dye. <BR> <BR> Anyone ever heard of that as a reaction, especially for over a week? Mon, 4 Jan 2016 16:39:42 EST Just joined Hi just joined SparkPeople. I know I need to do something. In August of 2014 my daughter, Sherri, died of cancer, and 5 days later my husband died of cancer. It has been a rough journey. It seems in the last 6 months I have started packing on weight. I was already to heavy and now I weight 10-12 pounds more. I am hoping to get my self back on track. With the grief and spending so much time alone gaining has been easy. I turn to food, when I am stresses. Thie last year and a half have been ver... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 16:38:18 EST New beginnings Hi everyone. My name is Penny and I have about 80 pounds to lose. I am in stages and hope this will help me stay on track this time. Mon, 4 Jan 2016 10:49:42 EST Determined to make a change! Hello all! <BR> I joined about a week ago- this is my second time on SparkPeople. I have yo-yo'd with my weight for years and am now committing to make a healthy lifestyle change so that the yo-yoing stops. I have two young boys, 2 and 4, and I want to have more energy for them. I also want to have more energy for me, but my biggest push is being a good role model for them, which includes having a healthy relationship with food (which is unfortunately very hard for me). <BR> <BR> I have 90 ... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 14:57:43 EST KML814 fIRST TIME POSTING ANYWHERE! Hope posting and reading your posts will help me live a healthier lifestyle Sun, 3 Jan 2016 13:08:19 EST New Day I'm 67 and a caregiver to my mother (87) who has dementia. I was going to Weight Watchers and decided to stop paying the $45 a month. I need a support system and Sparks seems to offer much more then WW. Your support system is totally amazing. I'm not sure if the Fitbit will work with Sparks but it stills tells me how many steps I take. As it is extremely late for me now (1 am) I will start my new adventure one step at a time. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 04:07:08 EST hi I started yesterday. I actually lost 14lbs. the beginning of the year, but put 7 of them back on. So I decided this time I'll do it with support from others going through the same struggles. We've got 11 grandkids and I've become too heavy to be able to play with the younger ones like I used to with the older ones. I'm changing that right now. <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:36:24 EST Finally ready for change Hello everyone, I'm finally ready to get my life back instead of fighting it. My short term goals are simple. Exercise at least three times per week and eat healthier. Some of my long term goals are to lose 47 pounds to reach 225 and live a healthy lifestyle overall. I look forward to learning and supporting the groups I am part of. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:06:06 EST Over weight and over it! Hello I'm Dianah a 57 year old married woman over weight by 60 pounds. Does anyone live in Indiana and if so where. I live in Carlisle In. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:08:57 EST Hi There! Hi My name is Stefanie, and I am new to this is towards the end of my first week. I need to loose 60 lbs and my Body fat is around 37, and needs to be 18, so working hard. Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:50:15 EST This is Cancerwest aka Holly Hi all..I'm trying this again. I'm hoping to have better luck this around ... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 21:15:35 EST WildPink67 Hi, I am losing weight because I am sick and tired of all these health issues and the drugs that go with them. I am losing weight because I want to move breath and live. anyone can contact me. for encouragement from me or help; but I will desire the same thing in return. friendly or fun messages are welcome too. WildPink67 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20:51:43 EST STARTING NEW JANUARY 1, 2016 HI, EVERYONE IM CHEROKEE AND I'M 340POUNDS AND IM HERE, BECAUSE DUE TO MY SICKNESS AND MY OWN FAULT ALSO, IM OVERWEIGHT BUT WITH GOD AND YOUR HELP, I KNOW I CAN DO IT, THANKS!!! Mon, 7 Dec 2015 16:06:09 EST Allergies Driving me nuts! It's cold out and we removed rugs in family room, where we spend most of our time. However my eyes, nose and sinuses are still driving me crazy this year. I have been using eye drops (saline) all day as well as prescription meds. I feel like the end of my nose is about to fall off from rubbing it. I use OTC butter daily. What else can a person do! Sun, 6 Dec 2015 21:51:55 EST Hi guys My name is Rose i'm 51. I have 20 pounds to lose! I have exercised since my early 20's and have been able to maintain a decent weight up till about 5 years ago. Now i'm in a constant battle of the bulge! Tue, 1 Dec 2015 14:52:17 EST Hello I'm Larry and i wanted to join during the holiday season so i don't go out of control Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:25:38 EST New here Hi, <BR> <BR> My names Sonja and I am new to spark, I am from the Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. I have allergies to wheat, egg, dairy and soy so my diet is difficult at times. Went through a bad patch recently and put on even more weight not to mention having a pretty upset system. My goal with spark is to lose weight but I'm also hoping that tracking my food will help me stay within the bounds of my allergies as well. <BR> I wish you all the best with your journeys. <BR> <em>41</em> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:50:20 EST New here Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Sonja and I live in the Hawkes Bay in New Zealand, I have 2 beautiful fur babies who have me wrapped around their little paws <em>338</em> . I was diagnosed with Eosinophillic Eosophagitus caused by food allergies, wheat, dairy, eggs and soy. So I'm here to lose weight and keep track of my food which will hopefully keep me from falling of the allergy wagon and make sure I eat enough. <BR> Really excited to be starting on this journey and I wish all of you the best... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:58:25 EST I have type2 diabetes & cirrhosis stage 4 Hi,I am so glad to have found u.Im having a struggle with my diabetes.I go to a diabetic clinic.My sugar is way too high because im not trying.Can anyone help me get my will power back?Thanks,Patty Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:20:32 EST Heny Tucker of Lanham Maryland Hi my name is Henry, I have been battling my weight forever I quite smoking , retired and the struggler just got worst. All I can do is keep on trying , hope someone can wish me luck Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:45:26 EST Hello Everyone :) Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a new member and I am really not sure what to expect. I have never joined any on line weight loss groups, but I know I desperately need the support. Who knows, I may even make a few friends :) <BR> <BR> I work full time by day and attend Graduate School by night and I am really busy. Lately, I have been eating "really large portions" of food and I do not seem to care; while I am in the process of eating the food. Immediately after eating, I feel sad, guilty, ... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 05:00:33 EST Hi I am Mischief! Hi I am 30 years old and I weigh 300lbs! I want to lose at least 135lbs by next year and looking to make some friends, maybe even some accountability partners along my journey! Please talk to me! I would love to get to know and help you as well! Sat, 7 Nov 2015 16:02:37 EST Later Onset Allergies Allergies are strange bedfellows! I never had any as a young girl.. then late in my 20's I developed an allergy to "mollusks" . Not all seafoods, thankfully, but the allergy I developed became almost anaphylactic!! <BR> Then, into my 40's, I developed seasonal allergies to cottonwood. Now, every spring, I sneeze and my eyes water and I get stuffed up for a few weeks. <BR> Now into my 60's.. am wondering what new allergy can possibly affect me! Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:33:24 EST Hello everyone Hello, <BR> My name is Sherri. I started out at 230 lbs and had the gastric bypass done 4 years ago. I got myself down to 125 lbs. I started neglecting my excersizing and also found foods that agree with me without me getting sick. I found myself gaining weight. I am currently at 155 lbs. I desperately need to find a healthy diet that will help me get back to 125 lbs. along with getting back into the gym. I hope to get to know all of you and to get some tips. <BR> Thank you, <BR> Sherri Sat, 24 Oct 2015 21:43:01 EST Rene Hi. I'm new to this post. I am wondering how I can count calories. For instance, I had one boiled egg and a piece of white wheat toast this morning. How many calories is this and how do I gage my calories for future meals? Do I have to follow the meal plans exactly? Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:19:58 EST Hi Hello! I'm new to this and really hoping this helps on my weight loss journey. I want to be healthy and I really motivated to make it work this time. I am hoping to make some new friends. Sat, 10 Oct 2015 14:11:49 EST Hello! Hello everyone! I'm Jenni and I live in Sweden. I live with a cat and I study at university, first year literary science. I'm here at SparkPeople to keep a healthy lifestyle (and maybe get rid of some weight!) while in university and then after that. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 04:00:32 EST Debbie Brooks Hello sparks people, I am so excited to meet you! <BR> I have spent a lot of time on the PC learning just about everything from the how to's with your PC to IM (internet marketing) and all that, that my whole body needs a workover! (I've let my body down) <BR> I'm going to Cabo at the end of Oct. so I need to be looking "ok" with being in my bathing suit, which never use to bother me until now and I have some challenges with back/neck pain along with some knee pain. <BR> I do have a fit bit t... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 05:22:24 EST Hello :) Hi, my name is Jen. I started to lose weight over a year ago but without people supporting me I struggled for motivation. I am a PhD student in the UK and am looking for some lovely people to hold me accountable so that we can all benefit from the rewarding results. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 19:22:55 EST Where Oh Where Do I Go I'm a 67 year old woman with many varied interests. Recently the computer is my main interest and I need to get away from it and get up and get shaking. There are so many groups here I just don't know which one(s) to start with. I hope to be able to encourage and support you as much as I know you will me. Blessed Be Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:16:33 EST Mailgirl I need help! I have no motivation, energy or ideas. I am up at 4:30 every morning drive an hour to work, deliver the mail and drive an hour home, cook for the family and then relax. Working in the heat (100 plus temps) and I'm exhausted. I can't seem to find the right things to pack in my lunch that will help and I don't know where to start. Any ideas? It's too hot outside to do much and can't afford a gym either. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 21:35:24 EST So excited to be joining this support group! Hello Spark People! <BR> I am so ready to take charge of my health and start feeling better. I have joined Weight Watchers in the past (with some success) but my colleague introduced me to this program and I am so much in awe of all of the resources and people available at ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE! I also appreciate the social aspect of inspiring one another without having to take the time to attend meetings. I am looking forward to the opportunities this program and network has to offer! Goo... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13:19:19 EST Reaching out to say HI! Hi everyone! I am a 46 year old Mother of triplet girls in their second year of college. I had a very busy 19 years and now I am taking time for myself to get more healthy. I like to read horror books and watch movies and all that CSI stuff. I joined a gym and went on and off for about a year. I start strong with everything and then stop so I need motivation to keep going. I never had to work out before and now all of a sudden I gained 20 pounds! Mostly interested in losing by stomach ... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 11:25:55 EST Needing support excited to get started! Hello My name is Mrs Miller I want to lose 70 lbs to get thin and healthy Wed, 9 Sep 2015 19:13:28 EST Hello everyone My name is Lauren. I'm 55 years old and I'm ready to take charge of my health. I live in Kansas. Sat, 5 Sep 2015 02:59:35 EST Changing my lifestyle Hi everyone! I'm new to Spark and ready to lose some weight and become healthy and fit. Hope everyone has a great Friday! Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:28:57 EST my name is cheryl I am new , also I am looking to met friends , I just wanted to drop a line <BR> and introduce my self to you all <BR> looking forward to having some chats <BR> thank you <BR> Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:22:35 EST hello kinda new to spark people <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello, I am 42 with many medical conditions including bone on bone arthritis in my knees. And every time I try to take a walk for exercise I am so much in pain. I weigh about 355 and my primary care doctor told me for every pound I weigh it is 4 pounds on your knees that is why it is so painful for me to walk. I want to eat right and exercise but it is so hard on my knees I am hoping I can get some insight and helpful information on spark people. I was on spark people ... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:14:43 EST Hi I am old, fat, and depressed <BR> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:57:23 EST I'm excited to be here! Hi! I'm looking to reach out and collaborate with other people who are finding success on their weight loss or muscle building journeys. I'm just starting to exersize outside of weightlifting classes, on my own. I love to lift, even though I don't lift a lot at once. I've been attending Zumba and beginners Yoga, and am looking for other things that you've found success in. <BR> <BR> I'm 23, married for 5 years , and never really recovered from the pregnancy of our 2 year old son. I have hor... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:32:45 EST Sad day for me! I had an Aha Moment tonight well I was working tonight that lead me straight to this group. I know that I am not a skinny little girl by any means however I have always carried myself well and never though of myself as a "overweight person" or "the fat girl". Tonight well speaking with a client she said to me "no offence, but your a big girl maybe you can help this other girl dress right for her body" the girl she was speaking about was easily 100lbs heaver than myself. I noticed that I haven... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:02:37 EST Hi I am yola122 I have been trying to lose weight for decades. I read some of the goals achieved by people over 55. <BR> I decided to get back on the wagon and give it one more go. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:19:36 EST New to the team Hello I'm April and I would like to say hello... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:06:28 EST HI 'm Navneet my age is 28 yrs and i really have to gain weight .i love to eat food and love to do yoga:) <BR> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:08:24 EST New member Hi everyone I am new, starting today. There is a lot of information to read on here. If you have any tips or advice feel free to let me know. Thank you Sat, 15 Aug 2015 17:26:24 EST BACK AFTER 7 YEARS Hey there. Melissa here. Fat, tired and ready to make a change again...hopefully for good this time! Hoping to help support and be supported on this journey. Sedentary office job for 15 years........not conducive to a healthy me. Just realized my blood pressure meds make it even harder to get my heart rate up. That depressed me very much. Anyways, will be here tracking, tracking, tracking and chatting along the way. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:03:25 EST An introduction!! HEY SPARK PEOPLE! <BR> I have always been overweight and i'm now 34 years old and trying, once again, to lose the weight for good. I have never reached out online to accomplish this because i am a very private person, and my obesity is a source of shame for me. <BR> i have just joined spark people today, and i am in need of encouragement and advice and friendship from spark members who have accomplished their goals, big or small. Maybe just sharing the experience with others will be helpf... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:26:39 EST Rash I have had a rash for about two weeks, started gradually on my torso, then to my legs. The blotches blend together after there are enough spots and itch like crazy! I've been to my dermatologist, who took samples and sent them to a lab. Every day around 5 p.m. it really gets worse. Anyone have any suggestions? Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:39:23 EST I am a Newbie I everyone as a Newbie I am excited to be a new member. I start the summer doing very well (lost 12 lbs.) however, my allergies fared and I had to adjust the medication (allergic to all grass and most trees). After getting back on track I have now developed a heal spur (ouch!!!). Since I love to walk, this is a serious problem. I have been instructed by the Podiatrist to not walk and to exercise my foot. :( Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:32:14 EST Trying to lose weight I'm over weight need to. Lose 137 pounds. Any help is appreciated. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 20:24:52 EST Time to get healthy! Hi I starting today to get healthy and more energetic. I really am excited to finally get started with my new life. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:57:12 EST working toward a heathly life A recent life style change has caused a weight gain and Ineed to get THE WEIGHT OFF!f Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:23:02 EST Just starting out Hey everyone. Hoping to eat better, lose a few pounds and exercise more. I have some extra time on my hands and want to use it wisely before starting my new job. I'll be 53 this year and am changing careers, going from being in the restaurant business for thirty years to insurance. It's time for a fresh start but a little daunting and would love to hear from people and how they would handle something like this! Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:32:06 EST joined sparkpeople tonight 7/28/15 My nickname is moose I am 46 and I need to loose weight. <BR> I just won the cancer fight last year just had a total knee and I have got to get healthy. I miss work and my friends.joined hoping to lose 100 pounds and get healthy!&#128591; Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:36:56 EST Hello New to this site. Here to make some long overdue changes. Looking forward to getting it done. Started by writing my first blog today. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:19:11 EST Hello New to this site. Here to make some long overdue changes. Looking forward to getting it done. Started by writing my first blog today. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:02:29 EST Young at heart I turned 50 this year and kind of went into a "life is over" mode. I need a new attitude and I am here to find one! Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:01:54 EST New Member I am a new SP member. I am the mother of 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren. I've noticed my weight slowly creeping up and my activity level slowly decreasing. I want to become healthier by becoming more active and by eating better. I look forward to having a "support group!" Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:20:43 EST Hello I am new to message name is Juli Wow this is a wonderful journey that we are on. Thank you all for sharing... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:50:51 EST Hi from Indiana! Hi, I'm Amanda. I'm in my 40s, I'm a mom of two teens, I live in Indiana. I'm an educational assistant, and I'm also trying to start a career in freelance copy editing. And I'm overweight and sick of it. <BR> <BR> I've been trying for years to reach a healthy weight. I've used other, very expensive, systems and had some success. However, in the end, I find myself back in front of the ice cream, the chips, and the soda. I know how to lose weight; it's the ability to stick to it that I have al... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 23:40:15 EST cynthia moore hi I am a little nervous because this is new to me. but I need to lose weight and this community I beleive wiil help me. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:51:45 EST Have to change I am a dedicated teacher which means lots of sitting and eating when I'm nervous I want a lot of changes in my life hope I do something about it and contribute to other people's same goals as well. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:19:56 EST Ready for success! I joined SparkPeople on 7/1/15. I'm not sure about how to participate in these Team Forums. But I thought I'd try. I'm 47 and really need to lose 74 lbs. I haven't been a healthy weight in 15 yrs. I'm hopeful that this will help me finally achieve my goal! Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:27:58 EST Hello I've been yo yo dieting for months now and I'm proud to say, I think I am FINALLY going to succeed because I'm MENTALLY ready, unlike before. I'd love some weight loss support and tips to help me along my new journey if anyone would help. Thanks in advance! Hope to hear from someone soon. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:49:44 EST hi peggy here I am Peggy. 49 pounds to lose. I don't know what to do. Low carb high fat, weight watchers contradict one another. I want to eat healthy and the right amounts. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:13:24 EST Hello Spark Members Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. The reason I am joining this active board is because I am feeling overwhelmed, sad, tired, and am not doing any exercise and/or eating well. Hoping to find some support here....Have a great day and a wonderful Father's Day!! Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:43:37 EST Hi Friends My name is Robbie, and I live in SC. My goal is to lose 50lbs, and I can use all the help, support, and advice I can get !!! Thank you. Robbie Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:59:51 EST Allergies Let see: Cats, mold, grass, tulips, milk, trees and I am not sure what else...I am sure there is a lot more. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:20:18 EST I'm Dave, and I'm a gamer. Howdy folks. My wifey is working really hard to lose weight, so I'm joining her here to lose my "6-pack Protective Device" I've built up over the years. I don't drink or anything, just sit on my computer most of the day playing Warcraft, kinda like I used to do when I was in the navy. If I wasn't on watch, sleeping, or working, I was in front of a computer playing something or other. To sum up, I'm more here to support my wifey than myself, but if I score some points here too, all the better. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:15:58 EST Late Intro Good morning! I'm new-ish here. I've been lurking here for about a week but haven't posted an intro yet. My name is Shannon, I'm a 33 year old mother of three (ages 11, 4, & 3). I'm a public health nurse who loves what I do. I'm constantly taking care of everyone else and while doing that I forgot to take care of myself and gained 30 pounds. I recently joined a gym and I've been going 3 times a week for the last 3 weeks. I started my weight loss journey on Jenny Craig back in April at 175 pou... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:27:25 EST Hello everyone. My name is NASCOW, and i'm just begun to start this new lifestyle of eating better and exercise. I'm looking forward to using this site and making friends along the way. Mon, 8 Jun 2015 18:24:00 EST Hello everyone, nice to meet you My name is Tammie and I want to get back to being active and healthy after bringing up 2 children. I want to be able to play with and be active with my grandson. Several people I know have gotten great moral support here and now I want to try. Hope we all meet our goals today. Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:01:14 EST teacherterri I've had 34 surgeries on my left leg. Any suggestions on how or what exercises I can do. I can walk about 1200 steps a day. Sun, 7 Jun 2015 02:26:29 EST Im new to sparkpeople I put a message already somewhere so if you see me twice Im sorry. Im 50 pounds overweight and 58 felling like 85! Trying to do the strength exercises to start slow, I new I was out of shape but I had not idea. doing them has made me feel like a limp noodle my muscles are so weak, but im going to keep doing them cause obviously I need them badly. Just want to start feeling better and have more energy. Living a little longer has its pluses too. Good Luck everyone. Sat, 6 Jun 2015 20:01:17 EST Hello! I'm very happy to be a part of this group! I'd like to help as much as I can! A bit about me: <BR> I've battled seasonal allergies all my life and I have to deal with chronic sinusitis a bit too often. I'm pleased to say I've learned to get around my allergy symptoms and keep my sinusitis in check as to avoid the dreaded post-nasal drip that is not laughing matter. I'd be happy to help and share what I know ^_^ Sun, 31 May 2015 22:39:02 EST Hi All! I joined back in January, but never bothered using any of the community features before now. I am 30-something years old and hoping to lose 30-something pounds to be at my goal weight. Sun, 31 May 2015 16:04:44 EST Stepping out with faith and determination Hi there I am 57, Have been overweight most of my life. I had lost 70lbs eight years ago, then when i went on insulin I gained back 45lbs. <BR> Iam at present on the Medical Bariatric Clinic(not surgery!!!!) program at an Ontario Hospital clinic 8 weeks into a 6month program. I have lost 15 lbs in 4 weeks. Under the care of a specialist, Nurse, Dietician and councellor. While OHIP covers the program it does not pay for the meds or Meal portion. I saved for a year inorder to do this. <BR> I am... Wed, 27 May 2015 19:51:57 EST Ready for fun! Hi all. I am excited about joining SparkPeople and getting my health back in line. Over the last year I've developed arthritis and high blood pressure, so it is time for me to get this under control. My goals are to run with my kids and to ride my horses without pain again. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:37:02 EST Michelle from NJ Hello, They say you loose more weight with others so I am looking for my others. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:06:38 EST On the right track Hi I'm Brittany, I'm new to this but I now feel I'm on the right track to lossing weight. I have a long way to go but I know I can do trying to lose weight by cutting calories because I am disabled and unable to exercise the way I need too, I hope to lose enough weight to help with my mobility. Wish me luck Tue, 19 May 2015 22:46:43 EST My name is Vicki I am now introducing myself to LOW GLYCEMIC food choices. <BR> Does anyone have good ideas about breakfast choices and lunch. I can figure out the evening meals ok. <BR> What about snacks????????? <BR> What about GOOD salad dressings either to make or already prepared????? Mon, 18 May 2015 13:25:45 EST In Seek Of Motivation!! Hey!!! New to the community - <BR> I'm loosing all motivation and need to get back on track! <BR> I've had setbacks because "Life Happens" And took a week off but today I just did nothing. I wanted to work out but was LAZYYYY as HELL!!!! I need to get back on it and get it together. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:02:16 EST Aloha from Oahu Hello! I am beginning my Fit before 40 challenge as of...well, yesterday. This is it, my last stretch before the big four-O to get back into shape, become healthy and boost my energy. I want to last over another 40 years, have another child, meet and play with my grandchildren and great grandchildren and be healthy doing it. I'm going to need a lot of encouragement and have a lot of encouragement to give. I look forward to meeting team members on SparkPeople and making lifelong friends. ... Tue, 5 May 2015 02:31:00 EST Up and running finally Wow didn't think getting a new computer was going to be such a hassle been trying to get my page up and just not succeeded woot woot ,time to get serious Mon, 4 May 2015 23:53:30 EST Newbie Hi everyone I'm new to this and just signed up for Spark people. Any tips and tricks you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Hope everyone is having a skinny day :) Sat, 2 May 2015 17:45:25 EST Hello my name is Paula Hello. I am new to this and really need a friend to helpguide me. I have gotten to the point of fearing for my life after this past weekends events. We went to an all day concert outside in the full sun in Fort Myers Florida. I was with my two girls that have been to a concert before and 3 hours into it I pvassed out. I was taken by golfcart to a medic tent and then on to the hospital by ambulance. I had to leave my children behind to find for themselves. They are adults so they could no... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:31:09 EST Hello Hello everyone, I am new to this and hoping to stay motivated in reaching my weight loss goas. I hope I can help encourage others as well as be encouraged by all the wonderful people out there who are on the same path. Have a wonderful day and good luck during your journey. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:43:50 EST New member Hi there. My name is Jennifer and I joined SparkPeople this past week and have been slowly poking around the site. I live in MN and my husband and I have a cat and dog. I am a knitter and crafty girl, a bookwork, and I love to take our old camper out to the state parks and hit the trails. My goal is to make healthier choices and to educate myself on what it takes to get to a healthy weight and to maintain that for life. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:36:09 EST New to the fam... ...but not new to allergies. I suffer from allergy headaches terrible. The pain stops me from functioning sometimes and most the time I make it through the day. I had a sinus infection 2 times within a year for the first time in 43 years. I'm thinking of surgery. What do you think? Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:47:11 EST Sarah Amanda Holt Hi there my name is Sarah Amanda Holt. I use to go onto the teen spark person but since I have turn 19 in March I figured I join sparkpeople main site. Anyway I am a new mom as of January 22 2015. I had a little boy that me and my fiancé Trandon named BrentLee Ralph. I really want to lose weigh so I know that I can keep up with the little one as he grows up into a man, I also want to reduce the insulin that I am taking so maybe one day I wont have to take any and I have a better chance of bei... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:59:40 EST New to SparkPeople I am new to SP and looking for support from like minded people who lost their weight with Ideal Protein. I would appreciate any information! Thank you! Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:16:18 EST Hope this works I am 60+ lbs over where I should be. I have lost weight over and over but just can't have the ability so far to keep it off. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:19:20 EST Hello Hello, I am praying this works for me. I am so tired of being over weight. This is not something new for me. I have always been over weight. In my younger days I was always active. Not so much anymore. I am ready to start anew. I don't want the surgery because I have been sick and had my fare share of them. So Please Help me to put my best foot forward. If anyone has help please let me know. Thank you ,,, I so want to make this work. I will tell you this. I have never in my life ever really b... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 03:56:17 EST Hi! My name is Chelsee and I'm 23 years old. I have about 120 lbs to lose along with being pre-diabetic, and having high cholesterol and blood pressure. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 12:27:44 EST Hi, my name is Wendy I am 38yrs old. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have been together for 23yrs. We have a beautiful 21yr old daughter and 2 amazing grandsons. I am looking to lose weight so I know I can be healthy to continue to enjoy my family and to hopefully help build my self-esteem. I struggle hard with motivation. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 16:31:59 EST hello my family!! I'm Teresa, Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:14:13 EST Here I go! Hi everyone! My name is Rhoda aka Angelfeather1. I have recently undergone treatments for breast cancer and have a history of high blood pressure and gout. I just turned 50 and want to join you in a new life of weight loss (control), and good health! I look forward to getting to know you and sharing our stories and successes! :) Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:27:58 EST Spark seeker! Second time trying SP, did well the first time. I work full-time, have a teenaged daughter and am engaged to an incredible man. Life is definitely great, but I have got to lose this weight!! Looking for any tips, tricks to make meals quick (but healthy). Fiance is a bit picky (not many veggies and no fish), that is really my only dietary challenge. I also need accountability and motivation. I know I feel better when I'm not carrying extra weight, I'm not afraid of exercise (I was in the milit... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:09:06 EST Hello, new one here Hello my name is Carla Paradis. I have tried losing weight, and always gained it back. I don't eat red meat, fish, or tofu. I do love fruits and veggies. So, I'm here to lose weight and this time with support. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:28:16 EST Newby Hi I'm new to this site. Found it by chance. Anyone on here from New Jersey? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:57:07 EST Hello everyone! I guess we are all here for the same reason.. <BR> Good luck to everyone. :) Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:32:22 EST grandma needs to loose weight I am excited to be a part of spark people.(first day) I need to loose about 100lbs to make me more healthier. would really love to have any information that can help me. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:59:56 EST introducing myself I am allergic to everything according to the allergist. I live alone with two spoiled felines, one of each sex. I enjoy life and volunteer many hours to different organizations and needs. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:38:57 EST cook who need to lose weight Hi my name is Sandy I'm a 55 year old grandma who job as a cook who need to lose weight but it is hard as I need to taste the food I cook been marry for 30 1/2 years . have done weight watcher but it so prices and when you go off it you gain it all back so want to try this. can't wait for spring to come to get out in my flower gardening. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:30:55 EST blog41 I'm just joining today and don't really know what I'm doing. I hope this helps me, I'm going to try my best. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:51:44 EST Hello my name is Debi I never had an issue with weight until I quit smoking. Yes quit smoking May 2001, got hypnotized yes it worked. I have not had a smoke since. But slowly my weight went up I did gain 40 lbs. Started using a smaller plate and ate smaller portions and lost 25 of the 40. Then we moved to WV from MA in 2013. My routine and eating habits certainly changed. Now I have gained back the 25 lost lbs. The nice weather is just around the corner and I plan to take advantage of doing things outside to incr... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:36:38 EST Hello Everyone! I am Christine . I have been on a diet off and on since I was 11 or 12 years old. I stopped when I was pregnant with my oldest as I wanted to focus on being healthy and not be fearful of weight gain. I have gained so much and I don't want to have the obsession I had in the past with diet and exercise. I am committing today to keep the Spark journal, to try to stay within the calorie limits, drink more water, and exercise more regularly. I actually like walking and hiking. I need more en... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 14:48:30 EST Determined to make changes As my title suggests I've found the determination to start my fitness and weight loss journey again. Just wanted to say hi and hope to become part of this community :-) Sat, 7 Mar 2015 06:56:34 EST Running/ working out with allergies Hi Everybody, <BR> <BR> This winter I discovered running for me. Now this week as it starts getting warmer and the allergy seasons is about to start. A couple of allergy symptoms already started yesterday during my run. My eyes just got really watery and it actually looked like I am crying during my run. I would really hate to give up running now, as I see progress in my endurance. How do you deal with this? I am really looking forward to hear your advice and see how you deal with allergies... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:37:13 EST Hi I am new again Hi I am here again, not good at sticking with the program but I have to lose 100 lbs I don't want all my body pain anymore I am a miracle whip addict, I need to overcome this. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:44:25 EST Hi I am new again Hi I am here again, not good at sticking with the program but I have to lose 100 lbs I don't want all my body pain anymore I am a miracle whip addict, I need to overcome this. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:44:25 EST Losing 60lbs to gain Hi everyone, is Valerie I am 28 /5'4/214lbs/mother of three 1,5, & 7. <BR> <BR> I am working on losing 60 pounds I just recently restarted the program, after taking a break for a year or so after having a new baby, I previously lost 65lbs,I started at around 245lbs in 2010 and lowest weight before I was pregnant in 2014 was 181-182lbs.. and now I am hoping to to reach my goal Of 160lbs. <BR> <BR> In the past I walked off the weight all at home! No gyms or gear,but now with a very clingy cr... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:21:22 EST Losing 60lbs to gain Hi everyone, is Valerie I am 28 /5'4/214lbs/mother of three 1,5, & 7. <BR> <BR> I am working on losing 60 pounds I just recently restarted the program, after taking a break for a year or so after having a new baby, I previously lost 65lbs,I started at around 245lbs in 2010 and lowest weight before I was pregnant in 2014 was 181-182lbs.. and now I am hoping to to reach my goal Of 160lbs. <BR> <BR> In the past I walked off the weight all at home! No gyms or gear,but now with a very clingy cr... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:44:55 EST Losing 60lbs to gain Hi everyone, is Valerie I am 28 /5'4/214lbs/mother of three 1,5, & 7. <BR> <BR> I am working on losing 60 pounds I just recently restarted the program, after taking a break for a year or so after having a new baby, I previously lost 65lbs,I started at around 245lbs in 2010 and lowest weight before I was pregnant in 2014 was 181-182lbs.. and now I am hoping to to reach my goal Of 160lbs. <BR> <BR> In the past I walked off the weight all at home! No gyms or gear,but now with a very clingy cr... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:31:24 EST Mary's time to start over-again! I am in the beginning of a complete "re-boot" of my life. My children are all above 21 years old and living on their own. After years of talking about finding jobs by our lake place and moving out there, we have finally taken the plunge and done it! I am leaving behind a career in music ministry, which I loved, but the hours were crazy and left no time for my hubby and I to be a couple. <BR> I have been in and out of healthy eating and exercise habits. My jobs in music ministry made it ha... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:39:20 EST Busy Working Mom - New to Spark Hello, I've tried Spark before, but had a hard time keeping up with calorie counting. I lost 40 lbs doing South Beach, then about a year later we moved and I got out of my exercise routine, gained it all back, so been pretty hard on myself. This time has been harder than last. I'm trying to find something that works for me - tweaks in my lifestyle, without anything dramatic. I don't eat a ton, but I absolutely love food and often make bad food choices. I do light exercise, but am often e... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:10:02 EST H Hi!, I'm Becky. I am 26 years old, 5'e, and 280 pounds. I'm sick of not feeling well all the time and being tired and self conscious. I'm getting to the point where it is getting hard to even find plus size clothes that fit comfortably. I've been through so much in my life, and have not had a very good start in life as far as being taught healthy eating etc...I am one of those that have lost weight, gained it and more back. The pattern seems to be that I'll loose about 40 pounds and then stop... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:51:34 EST