SparkPeople Lesbian Cafe Team Messageboard An open minded community of gay women ~ where we can make new friends and support each other during our journey of weight loss & healthy changes. SparkPeople Lesbian Cafe Team Messageboard Favorite Freggie Pears and peaches Sun, 14 Apr 2019 18:15:39 EST Anybody Need to Vent? If anybody needs to vent, please feel free to do it here! Sun, 14 Apr 2019 18:00:55 EST Who's Hot, Who's Not?? Topic deleted Sun, 14 Apr 2019 17:49:08 EST L Word??? <img src=""> <BR> Who are our L Word fans here????? I've been catching up on Netflix. I've always been quite the Shane fan. <BR> <BR> Also..........which L Word character are YOU?? I'm so Alice it's not even funny - lesbian-leaning femme bisexual going for the girls but still kinda likes guys lol. Sun, 14 Apr 2019 16:47:40 EST Back Pain & Exercise?? Does anybody have middle back pain and it's hard to exercise?? I've been experiencing this lately and 15 minutes walking the dogs yesterday was not so good! Anybody have any advice on this?? Thanks Sun, 14 Apr 2019 16:44:13 EST 2019 Points drawn for team Lesbian Cafe 20 points today; Happy (slightly belated) but still new New Year! <BR> <em>411</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> Thu, 3 Jan 2019 21:17:23 EST Addiction among LGBTQ Hey, folks. I've been recently researching on the issue of addictions among the LGBTQ community and I found some interesting facts on it. The big fact that I wanna share with you is that we, as lgbtq, are twice as likely to smoke as our straight folks. I may consider it true, I'm not 100% sure though (as a non-smoker). Do you guys agree with that? Are you struggling with addictions or not really? I've read this info here in the article: <BR> <BR> <link> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:57:27 EST wheres everybody?? hellooooooo???? anybody out there? Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:17:57 EST Hi from England Hi, I'm from England and I'm really in need of a healthy buddy to help keep my motivation up and keep me from sabotaging myself (which I do a lot). <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Dayna Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:11:24 EST Looking for some encouragement I've been away for a while. I'm really hoping to get re-motivated. Looking for friends to encourage each other along the way. Add me so we can push each other :) Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:25:11 EST Hi from Canada Hey there, <BR> <BR> Would love to hear from people in this group. Turning 50 in February and determined to lose 50lbs by fab and fifty! <BR> <BR> If you are working towards a special goal...drop me a line and we can encourage one another! <BR> <BR> Cheers! <BR> <BR> redfairygrl Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:55:03 EST When you aren't both on board Hi everyone! My name is Kelly. I hope this will be a good source to put my thoughts and feelings out there. I'm just looking for some feedback from non-biased people. My wife and I are both overweight. We each need to lose about 100 pounds. When her and I met 4 years ago, I was already on a journey to health. I had lost 75 pounds. Since that time, I have put that back on and then some. She has gained the same amount of weight. As many couples do, we were happy and content and I lost track of ... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:38:36 EST Trying to get back in the groove Hey gang, my name is Linda. I lost a lot of weight afew years back. I got laid off and there went my routine. I decided to go back to school, did all my pre-reqs, was accepted into the RN program. With school, my eating sucked and exercise and running went out the window. So guess what...yep...all that weight came back. I have been trying to get back in the swing of things and can't seem to find my motivation. Same old story, I know. Anyway, Spark was good motivation the first time ar... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 12:29:28 EST Dating When You're Overweight Hi everyone! Hope you're all doing well! <BR> <BR> So I have had a hard and crazy month, and I decided to reward myself with a challenge: I am going to try to go out on a date. I have not been in the dating world for years, and truthfully the thought terrifies me. But I like to challenge myself to try new things, and to try to grow as a person. And this has been a very neglected area of my life in the past few years. I need a little fun! <BR> <BR> To help myself get out there gradually, I a... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 23:52:14 EST Anyone out there? Is there anyone who still uses this team? Most of the posts seem to be over a month old. That's a shame, I was excited to find a lesbian team. This is the biggest lesbian team, but I wonder if any of the smaller ones are more active. Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:48:21 EST Happy Sunday I have all my tools in place... I am ready to lose these pounds... <BR> lets help eachother kiss these pounds good bye for good... <BR> <BR> gym Membership -check <BR> healthy foods-check <BR> getting on my spark -check <BR> finding support-check Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:33:21 EST DELETED N/A Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:26:36 EST new and looking for support Hi Im Brandy and Im new on here just looking for support and maybe friends along the way. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:49:36 EST Happy monday... Lets start a new week and a new goal... <BR> MY goal this week is to stay on track every day till Saturday ( I am moving so I will either over eat or under eat I am pretty sure) Mon, 6 Jul 2015 10:29:53 EST Happy monday... Lets start a new week and a new goal... <BR> MY goal this week is to stay on track every day till Saturday ( I am moving so I will either over eat or under eat I am pretty sure) Mon, 6 Jul 2015 10:26:32 EST hello hello hello all, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team. Just got back on Sparkpeople after a long time away. I've got a lot of work to do to regain a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Looking for community with like-minded folks. Mon, 18 May 2015 13:11:53 EST Hello Just started today, I'm from Atlanta. I hope to get a lot of motivation here to me to stay on tract to reach my goals. Have a great weekend ! Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:09:08 EST Hello all Hey all My name is Alicia and I am back on spark people after a few years. I've got a lot of work to do and looking for a nice active community and maybe some good friends to help keep me motivated. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:28:35 EST Introducing the new guy in my life Hi to all. I've been away from so for a couple years, but my partner and I recently had a baby (early Feb). Since I managed to gain an obscene amount of weight during my pregnancy, and since I was already up a few pounds pre preganacy, and since I'm off work for a while... I figured I should get back into some better habits. <BR> <BR> The first 30 lbs came off easily (8 were baby!)... Now I'm down 8 more. Unfortunately, I still have 43 to go to get to my pre pregnancy weight, and a total o... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:28:07 EST How to encourage your partner to get healthy? My wife and I are currently living in different countries while we wait for immigration paperwork to be finalized. When we did live together we were both obese and unhealthy in our eating habits. I decided while I am waiting to be reunited to work towards a healthier me. I am currently 45lbs down in my 80lb weight loss journey. I'm eating healthier and working out more often. <BR> <BR> I want to encourage her to join me on this journey but am unsure on how to suggest this without offendin... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:02:17 EST Heya I'm new to this whole thing. My main issue being that I'm not a competitive person. At all. Even with myself. So dieting/workout challenges and such aren't really effective for me. Hoping to lose weight/gain some strength more through community support! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> E Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:27:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:30:45 EST eating healthy for one Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm back after a few years me again. I'm living alone for the first time in decades, son launched, relationship broken up and I'm putting myself first for once. I'm a busy single woman who works full time, back in grad school and I want to start eating better, again. I hope you can help me with menu ideas, recipes, blogs and etc. I don't have a lot of time for cooking, but hate the prepackaged food, I want to eat real food. I don't mind recipe... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 14:39:03 EST Gettin' hitched! All wedding tips welcome! I popped the question on our vacation and my beautiful partner of several years said yes! <BR> <BR> As corny as it sounds, a wedding is great motivation to maintain weight and a marriage is a great reason to maintain fitness. I want us to spend the rest of our lives together, in great health. We've been close friends for 20 years and keep each other laughing and moving - what more could a girl want!? <BR> <BR> Now, if y'all have any wedding tips, tricks, or general advice, bring it on. We... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:18:01 EST New to the team! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Hi :D I'm Victoria and from Arkansas. I just joined spark today and thought I would join a team or two!! <BR> <BR> Not quite sure how everything works but I'm excited to be healthy and active. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:31:25 EST A Big Hello from Oregon My name is Rebecca. I'm 27 and have three kids, boy-girl twins 5 and a two year old. Currently going through a divorce. Re-evaluating my life at this point. Been overweight most of my life. Unemployed but hopefully not much longer. Love my life and growing stronger. :D Am looking forward to getting to know some of you ladies. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:14:32 EST Hello there This was a mistake. Oops. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:04:42 EST New to Spark people Hey, I'm in my mid thirtys and would like to spend this year to start a life change. I've bought herblife, a nutribullet and a juicer. I'm ready to do what I got to do to eventually run a 5k. I've walked many but would like to run one. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:31:51 EST And around and around I go.... Well, 7 years later here I go again. <BR> <BR> I joined SP in 2006. So tired of battling self image. I can be lazy in keeping up with relationships (friends) and I'm desperately in need for change and meeting new people. I'll be with the love of my life for 11 years now in April and I'm sick of the everyday routine we have. Sleep, work, eat, sleep, work, eat-Mon - Fri. Weekends sleep a bit till "7 am" lounge around a bit, go to the malls, window shop, eat out, tend to my daughter and her ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:05:59 EST Weight Loss Friend I am looking for a weight loss friend. I need to lose about 50 pounds. I do not have a working computer so right now I am on my computer at work. If you would like to be weight loss friends and text I would greatly appreciate. Please email me at I hope to hear from you soon. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:22:27 EST Hiya Hi, I'm brand new to this team and sparks people. In fact I'm an not even sure if I am posting this correctly. I also don't know how everyone gets those nifty track diagrams at the bottom of their signatures to illustrated their progress. Maybe because I am on an Ipad. I am not sure. I'll have to get to know the of format a little better. <BR> <BR> I am in Canada. I have some serious health issues which make it a difficult for me to be as active as i would Like, or used to be, so I am hop... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:37:25 EST Back into it! Hi everyone, I'm Andrea, I'm 25 years old. I lost 30 pounds last year, but I've gained 20 back in the past few months. The reason? I'm a stress eater from a conservative Christian background in the process of coming out of the closet. So I've been eating a lot of chocolate and comfort foods and been fairly sedentary due to an ankle injury before Halloween. Anyway, I'm trying to surround myself with positive support so I can get back on track health wise and find healthier ways to channel m... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:18:45 EST digging out as exercise. I am beginning to wonder if someone up there is bringing the steady snow and ice to ensure that I get my regular aerobic and strength training exercise. If I swear a solemn vow to do it diligently on my own, do you all think that it will stop? <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 16:36:00 EST Tips and tricks for living with a skinny S.O Ok... Let's see if we can get some conversation going!!!! <BR> <BR> My wife is at a healthy weight. She can also eat whatever she wants without gaining. I have a hard time staying in my calorie range on weekends when we spend the most time together. Anyone else have this issue? Any tips? Sat, 18 Jan 2014 11:25:59 EST Dirty Chat ? LOL My Over 50 eyes !! I was looking over my Start page and the list of groups I belong to .. and Under this team it says Coffee Talk .. chit chat .. I thought it said Dirty Chat and was thinking "what the heck" that must be a hack .. then I read it again ... and ahhh I see ... I read it wrong, thank goodness .. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:39:50 EST Hi! Whoops, sorry for the spam posts! Tue, 7 Jan 2014 23:52:56 EST Hi! <em>524</em> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 23:52:25 EST Getting started again Hi everyone, <BR> I have used SP in the past with great success. Unfortunately, I fell off the wagon and have gained 33 pounds. My partner and I are planning to start a family soon, and I want to be in shape beforehand - not only for my own health but also to help my partner be healthy and set a good example for our future child(ren). I've never used the community features of SP but thought I'd give it a try. So hello all! Tue, 7 Jan 2014 22:06:43 EST . . . . . . Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:48:44 EST Hey Hi! My name is Stephanie. I am 30, will be 31 in March. I have a 13 year old son from my first marriage. I have been with my girlfriend for a year a half. She is the only female I have ever been with. We live together with our cat, Psycho, and our dog, Giselle, and her 21 year old son. I see my son on a regular basis. I'm not shy, so if you have any questions, just ask! Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:41:28 EST What Does Your Weight Loss Compare To? I've lost about ten pounds so far, and I thought it'd be fun to Google what that'd compare to in other objects; this is what I found. <BR> Enjoy! <BR> 1 pound = a loaf of bread <BR> 2 pounds = an IPad <BR> 3 pounds = a can of Crisco vegetable oil <BR> 4 pounds = a Reebok 4-Pound Ankle Wrap Weight set <BR> 5 pounds = the world’s largest gummy bear (Five-pound gummy bear is equal to 1400 regular-sized bears!) <BR> 6 pounds = a 4 slice toaster <BR> 8 pounds = a human head <BR> 10 pounds= a bag... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 20:40:19 EST Lesbian Cafe (New Member) Hi my name is Melanie Louise Jackson aka (Grease31), <BR> <BR> I have joined this particular team, as the title suggests 'Lesbian Cafe', i did 1nce kiss my 'Lesbian' best friend, does that make me a 'Lesbian' as my Ex Boyfriend 'James Needham' made fun of the fact, that he thought that i was a 'Lesbian'.TBC TBC TBC TBC <em>212</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>665</em> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 08:55:01 EST Lose 30 by Christmas! Christmas is still fifteen weeks away! <BR> With careful meal plans and healthy activity levels we can loose up to 2 pounds a week safely (after being cleared medically that is). This is my plan as a present to myself. <BR> Who wants to join me? <em>224</em> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 06:18:12 EST Hello from Washington State My name is Letha and I'm living on the SW Washington coast with my partner of 18 years. We're retired and I'm hanging out on Spark People working on my health and fitness so I can have more fun and keep having fun. <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:51:25 EST Newbie Hi all! I am new to sparkpeople. So happy they have this team. A quick intro, I am married to Pam. We have been together for 5 years. From my pictures you can tell we love our furry kids. For my weight loss journey, I started in January by going to a bariatric seminar. I really thought the sleeve was my answer. I went to my first appointment and got my diet plan in March. I really stuck to it & started walking then riding bike. The weight started I come off. I decided I didn't want or need su... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:04:39 EST New from Long Island Hello all! I'm new and from Long Island! I'm hoping this site will give me the extra little push that I need :) Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:46:38 EST Hello from Michigan! Hello all! My name is Kelly, I am grad student from Michigan. I have a partner of almost 2 years, and we are getting healthy together. She is having gastric sleeve surgery, and I chose to do it the old fashion way. I am looking for some support and to make some friends on here, so feel free to add me! Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:58:11 EST In It to Win It! Hi everyone! I'm not new to SparkPeople, but this is the first time for being active on the site. I hope to find support here online & maybe some local Sparkers. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 16:19:29 EST 6lbs July Challenge! I really benefited from the accountability in the April 6lb challenge. Would anyone like to join a 6lb challenge for July? Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:18:00 EST Hello! New to the team, and to Spark. Always looking for positive motivation, and positive people. I'm 47, have a wonderful partner of 10 years, and custody of a new grandson who has provided a GREAT deal of encouragement to me to get fit! Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:54:24 EST 3 THINGS? Whatsup from Chico, CA! Been gone for a while, now I am back!! Made progress, but need to get serious in order to meet my goal of losing 25 more pounds of fat! LOL .... <BR> <BR> For me, I am focused on 3 things: <BR> 1) Tracking Tracking Tracking ALL my food and activity, staying connected here! <BR> 2) PALEO-ish diet, Protein & loads of veggies, little fruit, ONLY brwn rice cakes & brown rice! <BR> 3) Dance Dance Dance, getting back into dancing at a local studio here! <BR> <BR> WHAT 3 THINGS ARE Y'ALL FOCUSED ... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:31:26 EST Came back after a while Hi all, just came back online, happier and thinner and as always looking to make you friends. <BR> Sun, 9 Jun 2013 12:15:43 EST Hi from New York Hi Everyone, I've been a sparkpeople member since 2008, and have yo-yo'd ever since! I am 33 years old, from Western NY. My wife just had gastric sleeve surgery (2 weeks ago), and we have both committed to living healthier for ourselves and our 2 boys (ages 3 & 10 months). I am hoping to lose another 55-65 pounds and get back to exercising more regularly. I'm happy to find this team, I am trying to use any and all tools available to me so I can stay on track and get healthy! <BR> <BR> K... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 09:03:44 EST I got engaged!! Hello everyone! just wanted to share my excitement on 2 awesome things that happened this holiday weekend-- <BR> <BR> I got engaged to my gf of 2.5 years!!! And I hit my 100lbs lost goal!!!! I posted a blog w/ pics on my page! :) <BR> <BR> Hope your weekend was great!!! :) :) Tue, 28 May 2013 13:18:08 EST Anyone have a Fitbit? Love my Fitbit, looking for more friends to connect with. If you have a Fitbit, I'm : <BR> <BR> or email <BR> <BR> <BR> :) Lisa Thu, 23 May 2013 16:43:57 EST Six pounds lighter by June 30 Does anyone want to do another "six pounds" challenge? I'm thinking if we start now, we have about six weeks until the end of June. Who wants to be six pounds lighter for the beginning of Summer? <BR> <BR> Just post your starting weight and your six pounds goal. Check in weekly when you weigh, or as often as you wish, and let us know how you're doing. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 18 May 2013 20:41:52 EST Hi everyone Im nikki, <BR> <BR> It dawn on me to check for a les sparkteam earlier and was very glad to see that there is an active online community here. <BR> <BR> i'm just starting off on changing some lifestyle habbits. My goal is to get in shape and hopefully be able to keep up in a half marathon this summer. <BR> <BR> so fare in week 1 of my goal to shed 14/15 lbs in 7 weeks. Looking forward to mingling w/ those hear! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:50:43 EST Team Image How do you feel about the current team image? Would you like to see a different one or are you satisfied with the current one? Do you have an idea for one? Post here and let's talk about it!!! Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:42:11 EST I'm uncoordinated and clumsy :) But I'm happier than ever, even though I'm at my heaviest! I'm back again to sparkpeople and doing it right this time...slllooooowwweeeerrr weight loss so I never gain it back! I hail from freezing weather land, but it's getting warmer soon! City life in Wisconsin is always exciting. Nice to meet all you lovely ladies and wish us all luck. We'll get there! Sun, 31 Mar 2013 20:00:05 EST 6 lbs by April 30, 2013 Who wants a challenge to lose 6 lbs (or more if you can) by the end of April? <BR> <BR> Post your starting weight and then either post an update weekly (or as often as you weigh in) or on April 30th!! Posting more often will give you encouragement and support. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:13:07 EST Hi! Glad to find a place where we can all talk and complain and cheer and everything else. I currently live in CA but am relocating to NH in four months. Very excited about the move and starting a new career and all that. And really scared, too. In any case, I'm glad to have support along the way as I drop the pounds I don't need, also. Talk to you soon, ladies! Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:44:06 EST Men? Did it get your attention? LOL <BR> <BR> What are your personal thoughts on men? Do you loathe them? Do you think they are useful to society? Is it just not a body on this planet you are interested in at all? <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? Sun, 24 Feb 2013 17:00:00 EST New name for a new me Hi all. I am the Sparker formerly known as "Rainbowtia". I'm back and starting everything. A year ago my relationship of 16 years ended abruptly. Now, with the law change in Maine, I'm engaged to my girlfriend of 1 year. I've been whining to myself for the last few months about how much weight I have gained back and decided this morning to stop whining and start over. So, here I am. Again. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:57:19 EST Work outs How often do you work out? Do you do more strength training or cardio? Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:21:44 EST Newbie Hello My name is Katie Grace I'm from Long Island, NY but I'm a country girl at heart. I love being out doors and swimming in the ocean (when its not super cold) at this point I've lost a total of 64lbs in less than a year :) I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes less than a yr ago which started this journey. I'm Proud to say I already have it in remission and I was able to Stop taking my Diabetes medication. I eat a Low carb High fiber High protein diet and started Atkins on January 21st to r... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:36:42 EST First week down - 8 pounds gone! I do realize that it was mostly "water weight" since I increased my water intake...but you know what? I'll take it! And it gave me plenty of motivation to keep going. I messed up a few times this first week, but I promised myself I wouldn't beat myself up over it. I promise I will do better day by day. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:50:29 EST I'm back I am back for a 2nd try. This time I am working with South Beach diet. Doing well so far. Lost 11 pounds in less than 2 weeks. Just stopping in to say hello Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:30:05 EST Newbie! {{Gosh, I'm hope I'm doing this right}} <BR> <BR> Hi, I'm Allyn. I'm new here and just looking for a group to fit in to. I'm hoping to gain knowledge, inspiration, and health from Spark People. Life has been so hectic lately and my weight has spiraled out of control. I honestly have no idea when all this weight crept up on me, but now I'm to the point that if I don't do something soon, who knows what will happen. I'm noticing changes, and NOT GOOD ONES in my body and it's time to get hea... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:11:12 EST Stregth training Do you strength train? Why or why not? <BR> <BR> Here is an interesting read on it <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=364 </link> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 08:23:18 EST Cardio What is your favorite type of cardio? How do you love getting your sweat on? Tue, 8 Jan 2013 08:21:03 EST ABC's Saw this and thought we could use this to get to know everyone better. Copy and paste and fill in the blanks!!! <BR> <BR> A – Available or Married <BR> B – Book <BR> C – Cake or Pie <BR> D – Drink of Choice <BR> E – Essential Item <BR> F – Favorite Color <BR> G – Game to play or watch <BR> H – Hometown <BR> I – Indulgence <BR> J – Job <BR> K – Kids and names <BR> L – Life is incomplete without <BR> M – Music group or singer <BR> N – Number of siblings <BR> O – Oranges or Apples <BR> P– Phobi... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 08:05:11 EST Daily Challenge Let's start a daily challenge that is just for "Let's see if I can do it?!" that will run for a week at a time to try to make it a habit. <BR> <BR> We will start on Saturdays and run through Friday nights. <BR> <BR> First challenge is to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day!!! <BR> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> If you complete this goal, post a <em>248</em> or ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 09:28:31 EST Any ladies using Sparkpeople 28 Day Bootcamp DVD? Ok, ok. I admit, the 250 Sparkpoints you get for buying it didn't hurt my motivation.... <BR> <BR> But between two small kids, a girlfriend who prefers I stay home (rather than 11pm gym time), and my rollercoaster of motivation - I needed something I could do at home. <BR> <BR> If anyone else is getting ready to start this program (or has finished/bought/quit/started again) I would love to hear about it! Also looking for a Sparkbuddy to share accountability with. <BR> <BR> My most basic ... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 18:05:48 EST Newbie! Hi, <BR> I'm Melissa. I live with my partner of 20 years and several critters near Cincinnati, Ohio. I've been working seriously on addressing my weight and emotional eating issues for the last year. I'm looking forward to getting advice and support from other lesbians. Anyone else from the Cincinnati area? Wed, 2 Jan 2013 18:50:39 EST New Year's Resolutions for 2013 What are some of your goals that you have planned for the New Year? <BR> <BR> Are you going to get serious about your weight loss? <BR> <BR> Are you going to be a better friend? <BR> <BR> Are you going to quit smoking? <BR> <BR> What are some of your goals for the upcoming year? Sun, 30 Dec 2012 23:19:20 EST NEW! Hi all Hey.. my name is Stacey. I am a lesbain.. but anyways I would like to find some friends on here to chat with and moral support through this tough weight loss journey .. i cant seem to stay with the game!! Sun, 30 Dec 2012 01:41:46 EST Back for Round 2 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> My name is Nicole and I'm 28 years old. I live in California and I'm working on my Masters of Social Work at USC. I haven't used sparkspeople in a couple years. I was a part of this group years past, and I thought it was a wonderful motivator and support. Therefore, I want to give it another try because I packed on 35 pounds in one year when I entered graduate school. I currently weigh 205.4 lbs and I am 5'5''. I would like to begin working on losing weight again bec... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 23:59:49 EST Hello hello Ive completely fallen off the bandwagon for awhile! Luckily the numbers on the scale haven't gotten too far away from me! A short update: still with the same woman and just past our two year mark! I was also happy with the election results but so glad it's over, being in Ohio no form of electronic entertainment was safe from the ads. I also got a promotion to Director of the special needs child development center I work at so that's been stressful but amazing! Is everyone ready for the winter... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 09:08:13 EST Kids? I know many of you have children and that many of you want children. For those of us without children, how has this affected your life with your partner/girlfriend/wife/significant other? Do you talk about having kids together? Is your "better half" upset because you do/don't want kids? Is she upset that you had kids prior to being with her? Do you have "loaners" like we do? (Loaners are other people's kids that you can help shape their lives, spoil like grandchildren and then really sugar th... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 21:27:15 EST I am NEW! Hello... Just popping in to say I'm here and I'm queer, lol. ;) <BR> <BR> I live in Hawaii with my partner and my two daughters. My partner and I are losing weight together... I have about 50 pounds to lose and she has about 10-15 to lose. We are doing great and couldn't imagine doing it without each other's support! <BR> <BR> :) <BR> Christina Sun, 4 Nov 2012 16:08:34 EST New to the team Hi, my name is Debbie, I'm 52 years old from the upstate New York area. I rejoined the Sparkpeople in August after being away for a few years. I have a long list of health problems which I'm working on improving. Most of my health problems stem from my weight. I quit smoking in 2006 and sadly I have to say that it's been downhill from there. Not that I would ever go back to smoking but after my quit I started to really put on the pounds. Since 2006 I have developed Diabetes, Hypertension, fib... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:31:23 EST Hi To All From Louisiana I'm new to SP and am excited to have found this group. I've made a lot of changes and I think for the better. My goal is to lose 100 pounds in a year and so far I've lost 8. I'm excited to get to know all of ya'll and best wishes for your goals! <BR> <BR> hugs <BR> Jenna <em>213</em> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 03:41:26 EST Greetings form Kansas! My name is jenny and just wanted to add another group to get some additional inspiration and support from all the wonderful members on Spark. i am getting married in less than 5 months to the love of my life and hoping to transform my body so i can be the best bride i can be. I want to honor God with my healthier body and honor my future wife with my new body also! Looking forward to meeting other members who support my lifestyle...vegan, lesbian and Christian, the best trinity for me! Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:46:30 EST Hello from here:) Just wanted to check in and introduce myself to the team. I am blessed with a wonderful life partner who supports my desire to conquer the life long battle I have had with weight. I have over 100+ lbs to loose. As a pastor and full time secular career in the 'giving' field of clinical social work I know this is the time in my life I need to focus on myself and become the best I can be. Thank you for this awesome group and I hope to be a blessing to others. Peace... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 18:35:52 EST Time spent with S.O.? How much time do you usually spend with your gf/wife/partner/significant other? What do you do in your spare time together? Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:42:06 EST Hello ladies Hello im Avalayne....33...single. I'm looking to meet some new people along the way of my weight loss journey. I've lost 20 lbs thus far by jus changing my eating habits. Im at a stand still now so Im readii to step it up and start working out and do the who lifestyle change. I'm feeling good about my weight loss and plan to keep that going. Glad to be here team!!! <em>386</em> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:53:58 EST new here...what do I do now? :) HI all, My name is Shawnee. Never done anything like this before, but thought it couldn't help to have extra support. My partner and I have been together for 13yrs. We have 4 yr old boy/girl twins. You think I would be skinny chasing them around...not so much. :( <BR> There ya go...what else ya want to know? <em>30</em> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:23:07 EST Old newbie Hiyas! <BR> <BR> I'm a old new member -- have been a Sparkie since 2006, but haven't been active for over a year. Since then I'm moved house, divorced and formed a new relationship, and now have the initiative and energy to lose the remaining kilos off my 30 kilo goal. <BR> <BR> Good to be back to my health home and family <em>247</em> <em>247</em> Look forward to learning and losing with you all!. <BR> <BR> cheers, M Thu, 6 Sep 2012 20:31:05 EST back after awhile Used to be on a few years ago ... got busy with kids and forgot about are a little older and it's me time. I have to lose at least 75 lb s for my wife and I to be able to have our last baby. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:18:50 EST Anyone Looking For A Spark Buddie Hi, All <BR> <BR> My name is Kewanna and I am from NC. I am looking for a spark buddy. Just to motivate each other and encourage. I am a bit shy. Surprised I am even asking this. Any who. This could be a good forum post to look for spark buddies. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:24:19 EST Sinful foods.. Whats yours? Ok so i've been doing good with my calories until today.. i have decided to make some food that i normally never buy but my gf works in a meat packaging factory and the labels were wrong so they got to bring liverworst home and i mixed it with cream cheese on crackers :) yep thats my breakfast and lunch today. Thu, 2 Aug 2012 12:07:49 EST hello gaydies! hi gaydies and butch gents! <BR> <BR> my name's kate, i'm almost 22, i do a lot of lesbian things on the internet (i run dyke-problems, i'm a contributing editor at autostraddle, i have way too much lesbian fun on tumblr) and i currently live in new york. i also have an incredible girlfriend who i want to make my forever mate, and i'm trying to get in shape so that i look as hot as possible when i pop the question. i've struggled with loving myself and my body for a loooong time, and my ulti... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:45:08 EST jeeze, mandatory titles a worst than intro posts Hi.. is this thing on? .... great. [/lame joke] <BR> <BR> I am posting the obligatory introduction post, which i truly hate. I'm new to SP, don't know what I'm doing half the time, but between cooking and excersizing and sitting on SP maybe I'll figure it out. I get bored easily, so I really want to engage myself in the community of SP and hope that helps me. I'm looking for a diet/fitness/recipe buddy, so feel free to hit me up if interested. <BR> <BR> Anything else I should mention? <... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:32:26 EST Hello! Hi everyone! My name's Tam and I'm from western Pa. My wonderful wife (yes, Val...I creative with the name choices) and I are trying to have a baby and I decided it was time to get serious again so that I can be healthy and live longer for my future child. We would also like to take a trip to New York on our halfiversary and get legally married, so I'd like to drop a few sizes by then. My favorite types of exercise are geocaching and playing the Kinect, although once I lose enough w... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 23:02:59 EST Lesbian Pregnancy Hi, I'm Ladii, <BR> My partner and I have been together since I was in the 9th grade and I'll be 25 in September (too long right lol) and we are finally ready to start planning for a baby. However the very month we are prepared to begun tracking ovulation my mentral doesn't show up, and hasn't shown up since. This was a very depressing time for me, and I ended up going to food for comfort, which only led to me gaining more weight. And this was January. Once I go over a certain weight my cycle... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 22:27:21 EST Hows everyone's holiday Hope everyone's 4 week/weekend went well.. what did you all get done? Sat, 7 Jul 2012 18:01:48 EST Hello! I'm an eighteen-year-old, moving to South Hadley at the end of this summer! I'm hoping to get in shape before I reach my new campus. I gained a lot of weight after quitting medication, and I have a really sedentary lifestyle. And unfortunate eating habits. So I'm hoping to lose around thirty pounds to get back to where I used to be. I'm with an amazing woman and have been for the past two years -- she's moving to Louisiana, but hopefully we'll make it work anyway. I'd love to have some ... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 00:50:48 EST Hi everyone!!! I'm new to Sparkpeople and I am just learning the ropes! I've recently starting living a healthy lifestyle beginning in April, and enjoying all the benefits from it! I'm looking to make new friends on here! Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:33:32 EST hello im new to SP & to this team im hoping to gain lots of motivation from you all. wishing everybody luck on your weight lost goals Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:20:05 EST GOGETFITJULIE GOGETFITJULIE-Julie is a new addition to the team leader to the Lesbian Cafe. Everyone please welcome her to the mantel of leadership!!!! Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:41:39 EST Anyone in the DC area? I am posting to a few of the Spark Teams to see if there is an interest in getting together and hanging out. The weather here has been incredible, let's get out more and enjoy it. There is so much to see and do around here, museums, parks, concerts, kid-friendly venues, etc... Drop me an email or reply to this thread if you are interested. Fri, 8 Jun 2012 11:17:14 EST Hello=] Hi, I'm Nikki. I joined spark people so I can get ready for my wedding in a couple of years! I'm super excited, that's probably because it's far enough away to not be stressed about it. My fiancee and I started a weight loss challenge so we can get ready for wedding dress shopping and look amazing in our engagement pictures. <BR> In the meantime it would be amazing to lose some weight and become more healthy.=] Fri, 8 Jun 2012 00:54:45 EST 100 pound challenge Let's try a new and different type of challenge. We will start on the 17th. We will try, as a group, to lose 100 lbs. We will keep the challenge going until the goal is reached!!! All you have to do is post your weekly weight loss and I will keep a running tally of it. All interested ladies, please join in and add your name!!! Wed, 6 Jun 2012 15:11:36 EST Team leaders I'm looking for someone to give me a hand to help out with the team. I am just now getting back into exercising after a long hiatus. If you are interested, please let me know. Tue, 5 Jun 2012 13:51:46 EST Hello, introducing myself Hello, my name is Playful, I`m from Ontario, Canada, 42, gay, been out since my early 20s and like everyone else, here for a wellness program that hopefully includes losing some weight. First time on the message boards, so I won`t say much aside from Hello! *waves Hello shyly* <em>30</em> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 23:28:22 EST Hi Ladies! Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Jen, I just wanted to introduce myself. If anyone is looking for an accountabillibuddy, let me know. I could use one. :) Thu, 24 May 2012 15:43:44 EST 50+ LB CHALLENGE Anyone else have a large amount of weight to lose? I'm looking for a few SparkFriends to keep me accountable, and that in turn, I can keep accountable. Join me if you're interested! I'm willing to run the challenge & make it a blast.. just need a few people to join me! <BR> <BR> My goal: Lose 100 lbs. <BR> Current Weight: 230 <BR> Thu, 17 May 2012 14:07:22 EST Hi! Hi from Florida! I'm new and so happy to find this group. I'm looking forward to getting to know many of you here. It looks like a pretty active group. Nice to meet y'all! Fri, 11 May 2012 00:23:27 EST Hello! Hi, I'm Ashley. Not sure if I'm posting correctly on here, but hey it's my first! I'm newly engaged and planning a wedding for September 2013. I do have extra motivation to lose weight with so much to look forward to, but the real motivator is to get healthy and stay healthy. I'm bigger than I've ever been after moving to an office/desk job two years ago, and I'm not willing to compromise my personal life for it. Cheers to our journeys towards health! Wed, 9 May 2012 12:49:49 EST Starting Over Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm Beth. I'm a 30 year old queer woman soon to be living in Chicago. I'm a former Weight Watcher. Lost 80 pounds, gained it back. I miss having support (both online and in person). I look forward to finding that here! New to SP, but not the world of weight loss. I'm moving soon and am quitting my job (both good things) and am ready to refocus on me and getting healthy. I struggle with PCOS, depression, and anxiety, but I'm being treated with medications by all. No... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:32:50 EST Hi! Intro o) Hello everyone!! I am happy to be here and hoping to get to know some of you :o) My name is Karey. I have two children and I am thirty-four. I am from the mid-west but currently living in Southern Oregon. Looking forward to a big move to Florida in a couple of months. I need to get my beach body going :o) My partner and I both joined this site and are hoping to lose weight together. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:41:30 EST hi Hi. My name is Sarah and I am not new to sparkpeople but I am trying to be active in the sparkpages. I am 32 and live in Casper Wyoming. I am a CNA and have two kids and my partner and I have been together for over a year. I hope to become healthier and meet new people along the way. Thanks. <em>334</em> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 21:04:04 EST Hello From Delaware (by way of NJ) Hello every one...i havent post to any boards in a while so Im just trying to get back to connecting with others. Boy am I glad I found this board, I dont know why I never searched it years ago. Nice to be amongst other you stuff in common with. <BR> <BR> Well I have been on the weight loss journey which seems like for ever, I lost 18 in the last 2 monthes. Im 5'2 and I finally weigh the same as my girl friend who is 5' We are both on this course together. We ant to get pregnant so... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:01:33 EST hello Hello im Jen from Va. Im 30 yr old lesbain. Im just starting my weight loss journey and have lost about 5 pds so far. Im hoping to loose 50 but could stand to loose closer to 80 just setting 50 as my goal for the time being. Anyway glad to be part of this group Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:57:53 EST stall Hi all. I lost 9 lb in 10 days which is absolutely amazing. Its been 1 week and NOTHING!! What do yall suggest to do in the case of a stall. thank you Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:37:43 EST Hello from Portland Oregon! Hey, Im Kelly and new to this site. I have decided to join this site so that I can hold myself accountable for my actions (whether good or bad) in a public forum where I can find support, strength and hope. <BR> I have been struggling with my weight for the past 10 years (weighing in between 180-220), but in the past year I have let myself completely go and now weigh in at 280!! Im sick of dying and ready to start living again! I hope that some of you can relate and I hope to meet some aweso... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:36:22 EST Tips wanted! ***HELLO from NorCaL:) Hi Peeps!! <BR> <BR> I am Rhonda from Chico, CA! How y'all doin'? <BR> I am on Spark People to connect with others <BR> that are working towards being healthy! <BR> <BR> WHAT are your most important exercise tips and favorite healthy snacks? <BR> tell;) <BR> <BR> Thanks! ~Rhonda Sun, 11 Mar 2012 18:58:52 EST Hi I am New My name is Stormie Barsten and I am new to tha team! I would love to meet people in my area to help motivate each other to work out with! If you are close to the springfield missouri area let me know! Nice to meet you all! Fri, 9 Mar 2012 17:04:28 EST Recommendation I am wanting to get a pair of Nike + shoes. The ones that will sync with my iPod. Any one have a recommendation of which ones are a good choice. I am clueless about this and there seems to be a billion types. Help please! Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:31:16 EST New to the team. My name is Veronica, and I'm from Tennessee. I've been on SP for about a week now, just joined this particular team. I'm hoping to find friends on here to help motivate me and just to talk about our goals. My goal is to lose atleast 50 pounds, I've lost a little over 8 so far. Good luck to everyone on reaching their goals. :) Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:29:16 EST Debating pregnancy Hey ya'all, <BR> <BR> My partner and I (together about 10 years now) are debating adding a little miracle to our life sometime in the next couple of years. I am just wondering if any of you have had kids in your girl/girl relationships and if you might give us any advice. Obviously we'll have to plan this out since neither of us is equipped to produce sperm - and we have started to pre-plan some of those things. But in general, we're especially looking for advice and such from other couples ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:42:27 EST Ontario New to the Group Hope all are well. Learning lots and enjoying the site. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 00:33:02 EST Lesbian Magazines Ok, we ordered "Out" Magazine thinking that it would be a useful guide to lesbian things and bars and travel places. WRONG!!! LOL Anybody have any suggestions on what a couple of good lesbian magazines are? (Not porn, we have the internet for that.....LOL) Any good lesbian book suggestions would also be appreciated....Cheri_F, I'm talking to you!! LOL Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:57:34 EST New to the site! Hi everybody! I just found sparkpeople today and so far I'm loving what I see! I bought a set of resistance bands several weeks ago, and just today saw the website listed on the side of the box and thought I would check it out. Really like all the great excersize demos, it was perfect because I hopped online looking for different moves to do with the resistance bands and have found so much more! I basically a chubby chick hoping to drop some inches before next Halloween and get stronger at th... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:01:16 EST Hi from Tennessee Hi Im new here and looking to make some great friends. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:30:13 EST Hello All My name is Melissa. I've "played" with Sparkpeople over several years now, but 2012 is my year to get real... I need to lose the weight I've put on over the passed 15 years - over 100 lbs. I want to commit to a healthy lifestyle that includes eating right and exercise. I love that there is a lesbian support community here! I'm married to the love of my life, Lisa. We've been married for 10 years now, and we have a beautiful 4 yr old son who is the joy of our lives! I want to lose this w... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:15:16 EST Best way to move on? I know we've all been through it. Heartbreak. Mine officially started a little over 6 months ago. Each day it gets easier (with a few tough days mixed in). I classify her as my first love. She was not the first girl I dated, but she is the first girl I ever fell in love with. I see her every week, we have quite a few mutual friends, and she is now involved with the woman she left me for. What were some of the ways you got over your "first love"? I've been focusing on me and even started a fre... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 14:52:34 EST Greetings from 49°10'N, 121°54'W Hola :) I'm not so new to SP but am new to the heart and soul buy in behind joining. Previously its been get started... then get excuse loaded and fall off the tracking and weight loss train. But having found that rock bottom place inside... it's time for self control and self change. And low and behold I was bitten by the deadly travel bug. Past 4 years have involved a week in mexico that I have become rather enchanted with. As I am turning 26 there is a whole lot of mexico to come .... and... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 20:03:38 EST Another Newby to the Team Greetings all, and thanks for letting me join your team. My name is Julie and I am a mid 40+ish woman from central California, who has seen the toll the years and a severe cheese and mexican food addiction has taken on my body. How is it when we get older we really wished we had listened to those "older" people tell us to take better care of ourselves or we will pay for it later? I am a techy geeky nerd who is a critical care nurse (I should know better huh?) and a clinical software analy... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 20:46:45 EST My name is Kristle But please call me Kris. I'm technically not new to sp. I've been a member for almost a year now. I've been trying to stay motivated on my own and let me tell you its extremely difficult for me. I'm 21 years old working part time (not enjoying that) and I'm also going back to school. My main obstacle is that I can't stay motivated =\ Tue, 3 Jan 2012 09:24:05 EST NEW CHALLENGE <em>128</em> <em>56</em> <em>12</em> <em>128</em> <em>56</em> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> IT'S TIME FOR A CHALLENGE!!!!!! ANY BODY AGREE?!?!?!? GOOD!!!! <BR> <BR> 2012 Challenge for the Challenged!!!!! <BR> <BR> We are all challenged in some way or another. And this challenge will hopefully spark us all to challenge ourselves and push forward into the coming year!!! <BR> This challenge will be simple. It will broken into 2 parts: exercise and nutrition. <BR> <BR> Points: <BR> Exercise-1 ... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:42:48 EST Dating **sigh** <BR> <BR> Well...I used a verb for the subject line, but typically a verb is an action; something that is occurring. Since I am not and have not been on a date in over a year, I probably can't use that term...oh well, who cares! :) <BR> <BR> So, anyway..."dating"...any tips? I have a couple of profiles (OkCupid, PoF) and have gone out a few times. For some odd reason I always end up dancing with some gay guys. I do occasionally get approached (and will approach sometimes, as w... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 02:52:00 EST Christmas Time For all of us in the US, it's coming to be that time when Santa slides down the chimney with some hot looking female elves....LOL. How do you celebrate the holidays with your families and friends? We have everyone over all day Christmas Eve so that they can be home for the little ones to open gifts on Christmas Day and not worry about us as "another" stop to be forced into their already busy day. (We have no children). Some sort of family is usually here Christmas Day but this year it's just ... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:00:20 EST Newbie! Hi my name is Stormie and I am new to the team. I am trying to lose around 80-90 lbs. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life. I would love to meet some new people along the way and become friends. I am currently living in Conway Arkansas...Nice to meet you all! Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:50:30 EST Irish newbie :) Hey :) <BR> <BR> I'm new so I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm 24 and I'm from Ireland (yes, I do have an Irish accent lol) but I live between Canada and Ireland at the moment. <BR> <BR> 7 weeks ago I gave up eating jelly type sweets like Haribo (that's a huge milestone for me, seriously, I should have bought shares in Haribo and I'd be rich by now! lol). I know that everything in moderation is fine once you burn the calories off during the day but I wasn't doing that and I decided to cut ... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 13:06:04 EST newbie HI! Im just new here even though I joined SP last January. I just don't know how to stick myself unto something and keep myself motivated. Sun, 20 Nov 2011 04:38:49 EST Thanksgi ving-how will yours go? Is Thanksgiving a time for you to spend time with family and friends eat, drink and be merry? Or is it a rough time missing lost loved ones and regretting what you are eating? Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:26:09 EST clothing exchange anyone? I have some gently worn 26-28 short jeans. I would be happy to send them someone who can use them. Any takers? Tue, 15 Nov 2011 10:56:53 EST New to Spark Hi here. Looking forward to a fun new way to lose a few pounds! <em>213</em> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 20:16:30 EST New Challenge Does anybody have an idea for a challenge that we could run either in Nov. or Dec? I would love to have some suggestions. I would be willing to help run it. Just a thought would help. It's your team, too, so your input is greatly appreciated!! Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:21:32 EST Let Me Introduce Myself Hi ladies! My name is Rachel. I just wanted to introduce myself. I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend :) Sun, 9 Oct 2011 19:36:41 EST New Hi all I am a week into my journey to regain my athletic body! I was a college softball player and now 12 years later am fat!!! I have been doing couch to 5k for 7 weeks and am really enjoying it. The whole reason I am trying to lose weight is so my wife and I can start a family. We tried for 6 months and had no luck. I decided that if I lost some weight our chances would be better. My wife and I live in Santa Cruz Ca. With all the beaches by us I would love to be able to look good in ... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 13:51:01 EST New Here! Hi, Alix here. Live in Bakersfield, CA. I was a member of spark a couple years ago, and have since forgot all my informatio so I decided to make a fresh start. I'm hoping it will work out better this time around. I live w/ my gf of 1 yr and her 10 yr old son and our 2 cats Jack & Zero. I'm going to try to go at this "round" of weight loss a little slower. I've noticed that when I push myself too hard I lose my motivation. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to keeping in touch with everyone and s... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 12:43:28 EST social anxiety and eating I'm trying to be more mindful of when I lose it in terms of eating. It seems to be at social functions and at meetings, and the food isn't even good, but it is free. I think I'm fidgety. Who knew? I would have never even recognized that I am anxious at such events until I started checking in with myself while eating junk. My kid had a school fundraising event and Chipolte provided free food. That's where all good intentions got lost. Mon, 3 Oct 2011 11:37:21 EST new here Hi. I'm from NJ and I'm looking to exercise a bit more than I do. I don't really need to lose weight as I am already too thin but I would like to tone up some. I'm 48 and gravity came knocking at my door. I joined the water challenge because I absolutely have a problem drinking anything. I drink some coffee and that's it. I have to force water down and most days I have none at all. I know I need to change that. I had 3 glasses yesterday but only managed 2 today. I think I eat pretty healthy b... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 23:46:35 EST Hi!!! Hi Ladies, I am Dru, thought I'd pop in and say hello. <BR> I live in the dry and dusty state of nevada (lol) and miss home very much- home is PA. Especially at this time of year, when I'm missing fall leaves.:( <BR> I am making a lot of changes in my life at the moment- considering making a whole career change and going back to school.- I'd like to help people with eating problems. <BR> I hope to make some friends in this team and look forward to chatting with you- nevada seems to be som... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 09:50:48 EST starting and stopping and starting I keep starting and stopping on spark people. So much to navigate. I am simplifying now, with just a few teams. My goal today, as I start again once more, is to somehow get connected, so I may want to continue. This stuff is hard. I turned 50 and if I don't change now, I will just get sicker. I thought I would begin again by getting connected to my peeps. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:53:37 EST Anyone from the Central Florida area? Looking for someone to join me on some training walks, jogs or bike rides. I haven't had an exercise buddy in a long time and need an extra push. <BR> <BR> I'm near downtown, but willing to travel outward to experience different routes and distances. <BR> <BR> ~Elie Fri, 23 Sep 2011 22:15:20 EST L Cafe I just want some feedback and I'd like honesty even if it's hurtful. What do you want out of this group? I know that younz love challenges. But what other things would you like to see happening here at the L Cafe? I know I'm not doing that great of a job as a leader but I was sorta thrown into the fire. I'm doing my best, I promise. But if I need to step it up a little, I will. I want this team to be fun and fulfilling for everyone. Please post comments. I could use all the feedback that ther... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:27:14 EST Heeyy My name's Paige, I'm 19. I live in Texas, not too fond of it though. I'm far too overweight, though I don't look it very much. I just had gastric sleeve surgery 2 weeks ago, and I've lost 27 lbs already. I got on Sparkpeople to track my weight, and fitness goals. Annddddd on top of all that I'm a lesbian. I love ladies, haha. <em>30</em> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:04:24 EST Gift ideas for butch having dbl mastectomy. A friend is having a double mastectomy today for her breast cancer. She is butch and all the suggestions I've seen are stuff like "gift card for pedi" or "spa" stuff, "nice nightgown" or "make her feel feminine" which is NOT this gal's gig at all! I have offered the gift of time - "you need someone to sit with you, scream at, cry with, laugh with - I'm THERE!!!" I got her a funny card ... etc. I'd like to give her a lil something...but all those ideas are just not my friend! <BR> <BR> Help?... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:49:06 EST Cravings Ugh!! I broke down today and ate my weakness food. I eat healthy 6 days a week and watch my calories everyday. I even add in the calories from my indulgent cheeseburger I had earlier. I still feel so guilty and end up bashing myself for hours. Now I have to get on my treadmill for 2 freaking hours for 10 minutes of crappy food!! Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:00:52 EST Been gone for too long Well I have been MIA for a year thanks to working all the time. I haven't gained any weight back but I haven't lost my last 10 pounds either. If anyone has an motivational speeches to give I could sure use it. <BR> <BR> Peace and Blessings Sat, 10 Sep 2011 14:39:29 EST I'm back and focused! Hi y'all! Beth is back and on track--yay me! It's funny how a health wake-up call can do that! I unfortunately gained back all of the weight I'd lost. After a visit with my doctor in July, I've made some major life changes--eating, outlook and exercise program. Still having lots of ups and downs, but I'm determined to make this a permanent life change! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 20:53:04 EST Nice to meet everyone. I finally decided to join because I have made a lot of changes in my life but I always left getting healthy till last. I got married over the summer and now want to have a baby. I am hoping losing weight will help me do this. I look forward to getting to know everyone. Sun, 4 Sep 2011 15:22:25 EST Chronic Pain? Anyone else out there struggling with chronic pain? Thu, 1 Sep 2011 19:07:34 EST Gay marriage - is it really what we want? <link><BR>illinois-state-rep-deborah-mell-legall<BR>y-married-in-iowa/ </link> <BR> <BR> Gay marriage has been legal across Canada since 2005 and while I don't have the statistics on gay marriages and divorces in Canada since then, I do know several couples who have decided to get married. I also know that in the states that permit gay marriages, many couples have flocked to their churches and courthouses to make their unions legal. <BR> <BR> My part... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 18:39:51 EST RYTHMATIC TEAM TANYRE, AFARLEY22, REDSINNER, JCHI225, JUSTMICHELLE89, IPANEMAOAKLAND, SHELLTHERUNNER, KIRSIELYNNE, VIRGOTEX, PEPIPOI, MANDYLOVE_76, HOTMANGOCHUTNEY, STEROSYMIOSIS, RISENPHOENIX <BR> You ladies are the Rythmatic Team. Please get together and elect a team captain. Let me no later than Saturday, please. <BR> The challenge will begin on the 1st. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:27:43 EST WRITING TEAM JAMIER983, WELLNESS_WOMAN, SARAHDI22, RAINBOWTIA, BERKYB, LADYG2U, SAMMIEGA, SHAR140, 2BSKINNY4ME, BLISTXLEZ, YTELLMEY, JOHJEN1, ELIZABETHCEYLD. SANDRALIZ0320. <BR> You ladies are are the Writing Team. Please elect a team captain and let me know by Saturday, please. <BR> The challenge will begin on the 1st. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:25:33 EST READING TEAM RAINBOWCHARMER, NEWME20114GOOD, WENDOLL74, PRSPLACE, 2PINK01, NENATIVE, LOVELYLEZ80, KAYAKGIRL1108, FEARLESS06, JANSAM2, AMR6665, DEENNAN, VEGAFAERY, DIANEGLORIA, DFINEFISH <BR> You ladies are the Reading Team. Please get together and elect a team captain. Let me know by Saturday, please. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:23:04 EST New Team Leader BerkyB is going to be helping out as team leader. She's just starting to get active again on L Cafe so make sure you thank her for joining in to help!! Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:43:53 EST September Team Challenge-Back to Basics For September, we are going back to basics. This will help some of us get back on track, others will just see where they are lacking and others will breeze through it. We will focus on wellness, sleep, water, exercise and motivation. <BR> It will be divided up into teams each with a captain that will report their team's points every week. The first week will be from the 1st to the 3rd. (Short week and short challenge.) After that, the weeks will run from Sunday to Saturday. <BR> Sign up bel... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 09:41:53 EST What's going on in the Lesbian world? Hi there, I asked my partner what I should write about in the Lesbian Cafe. She said why not find out what is going on out there in the Lesbian World? So what is going on in the Lesbian World? I am putting this out there internationally to find out what is happenning in your world. <em>220</em> Sat, 20 Aug 2011 03:08:52 EST SEEKING TO START A NEW LIFE My name is Kristin and I'm 24. I'm currently working full time at a Vision Center as an Optical Technician and going to school full time majoring in Pre-Optometry. As you can surely is very hectic and stressful lol. I have a beautiful girlfriend that I've been with for almost two years now. We live in Illinois right now....spending our time juggling school, work, family, friends, and each other....not a lot to some, but quite a bit for us. Oh and we also have an adorable puppy name... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:43:56 EST Newbie! Hi Everyone! Name is Tami, living in Oklahoma and just joined spark a few days ago. Looking to slim down and tone up a bit and just looking for some friends to do it with. Hope everyone is enjoying themselves. Take care! Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:51:50 EST How long have you been in your relationship? How long have you been with your wife/girlfriend? How long was your longest relationship? Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:10:10 EST Hi There--New to the Group!!! Hello All! I'm new to the team, although not entirely new to SP, I have been a 'partial' Sparker in the past, mainly using it to track my nutrition and exercise goals. But after a (too long) leave of absence), I'm back and want to recommit to my goals and also reach out and be a part of a community! <BR> I've enjoyed reading some of the posts on this blog and am looking forward to learning and sharing more and interacting. Thanks for being such an awesome group :-) <BR> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 00:22:02 EST Hello! Hi! I'm new to Spark and to the team! I'm 42 and living in Raleigh, NC. I work full time while going to school, so having a site like this to keep me motivated is pretty awesome! Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:13:48 EST Hank MIA I just noticed that on the team leader board that I am the only one listed. I do not know what happened to Hank. So, right now it's just me and I'm open to volunteers. <BR> I will have a challenge in September. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, I will take them also. Just sparkmail them to me. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 20:05:16 EST so tired of big floral prints on my clothes Not that I actually own any big floral prints, but the clothing stores all seem to think that a woman my size wants to wear those. Eww. <BR> <BR> Last night I went looking for some new shirts be cause my size 3x shirts are hanging pretty loose. I usually go to the men's BIG and TALL section for shirts. I didn't find a perfect shirt, so I thought "well, I will go to the Women's section (or fat ladies section, as my mom always called it.) I look at a couple of racks and wander to the middl... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 10:53:16 EST Invitation to the 'Civil Union Challenge' team. Hi there, I'm a bit lonely in my team of one. So would like to invite you to join me in my team. Even if you are not having a 'Civil Union', but would like to hear how mine is going do visit me. Links are below. <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> _teamboard.asp?team=52242 <BR> <BR> <BR> ard.asp?team=52242 <BR> <BR> <BR> ard... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 01:27:45 EST Juice Fasting Hey all, <BR> <BR> So, I'm starting a juice fast pretty soon as a detox/system cleanse. As such, I'm looking for any tips or tricks anyone recommends? <BR> <BR> I have found some great recipes and I want to make sure I'm doing it the best I can. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance!! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 16:32:26 EST How out are you? Just wondering how out you are in real life and on SP..... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:23:08 EST freaky I turned 48 Sunday and my GF turns 63 tomorrow. <BR> <BR> She was born in 1948, and I was born in 1963!! <BR> <BR> doo-do, doo-do, doo-do, doo-do THE TWILIGHT ZONE............ <em>40</em> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:27:32 EST New Team Leader - HVACWOMAN HVACWOMAN - has volunteered to be a Team Leader for the L Cafe. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:10:52 EST Team Leader No I am not going any where. <BR> <BR> Just looking to see if anyone else wants to be one also. <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:05:26 EST Hello! New here and seeking support. I'm glad to see queer support boards here. :-) My goals are longterm but I'm eager to wade in and try to be of use to folks while I chase my own health down and wrestle it into a lifestyle that's fun. The bigger picture eludes me, but I do have moments of insight and flashes of brilliance. Looking forward to swapping success stories with y'all. <BR> <em>125</em> Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:44:22 EST Hi everyone.. Well, I have done this 3 times over the past few years. I make an account, stick to it strong for about a month then forget it exists. <BR> Right now I am at my all-time high and I'm having health issues with it, I'm scared and I just can't seem to make it stick. I don't want to have weight-loss surgery, I want to do this myself ..the healthy way. <BR> I figure, maybe if I have someone who lives near me to workout with, or even someone online who I can talk to daily, it will keep me on track.... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 23:22:07 EST Hi all Hi, I'm Dayna, I'm 24 from the UK. I joined Spark for the first time 5 years ago but I never really stuck to it for any length of time until January of this year when my partner and I set a date for our civil partnership. As of March this year I had lost 14 pounds but I moved house and my routine was disrupted and I put 7 pounds back on. <BR> <BR> I found it really hard to get motivated again once that happened so I decided to join the 28-day challenge and it's been wonderful. I exercise ev... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 05:11:35 EST New Here! I'm a student going to school to be a nuse. I love to help people and take care of people which I discovered first hand since my grandmother has been living with me on hospice now for a year. It has been a difficult year with her moving in and my mother injuring herself and my mental illness worsening and I have subsequently gained a llot of weight which I now have to work hard to get rid of as life is becoming hard even as my situation improves because of this excess weight. <BR> <BR> I lo... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:20:40 EST Teenage Mo Hello :) my name in Ashley G. I'm 19 i'm a big MO!! i just started on sparkpeople literally ten min. ago. So with that being said i would really love it if one of the amazing people of this thread would be oh so kind to take me under their big Rainbow wing and show me how everthing works, because i swear whenever a website tries to explain it. It never quite clicks with me, and if that person could show some love and lend support. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 03:21:34 EST Menopause, anyone? Anyone out there going/gone thru menopause and willing to talk about it? I'm dealing with hot flashes, unexplained weight gain, big-time emotional roller coaster garbage....No mom or aunts or friends around who are or have gone through this... <BR> <BR> If you're out did you make it through this? and let me partner is going through it too so there are two menopausal, weepy, crabby women in the same house, god help us..... <em>198</em> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 08:48:45 EST Hi everyone! Hi! My name is Eva, I'm 24 years old and I live in Mexico City. I found SP at and decided to join since I'm trying to lose some weight. <BR> I have never being skiny, but I've never being that fat either. In the last three years I gained about 20-25kg and now I want to lose them. <BR> I think the food is not so much of an issue, but exercise? I HATE EXERCISE. <BR> I used to go tu the gym, but now I don´t even want to joing until I lose some weight because I don´t like to feel... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 19:58:56 EST Hello I'm new to this team and somewhat to the site. I have about 40-50 pounds to lose and am determined to be healthier in general. Good wishes to all other members on their own quests. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 20:49:41 EST Any other marathoners/ha f-marathoners? Hey ladies... I've been involved with local running/walking groups and a couple of national racing groups, but I always feel like I am the only person who is not straight. It's nice to have people from clubs and familiar faces to see at races, but I often feel out of the conversation. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else out there a regular participant in half or full marathons? Thu, 9 Jun 2011 15:55:47 EST Hello! I'm a newbie and I'm trying to find some friends on here, had to join this group and if anyone wants to buddy up, let me know! Sun, 5 Jun 2011 17:49:21 EST New Here Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Just started up this week--did SP for awhile in 2008 and then guess I got distracted. I'm 46 years old and have been with my partner for 17 years. She has a daughter--and we have a cutie 7 year-old grandson. I am a school psychologist in Brevard County FL--or the Space Coast as we like to call it--but we are both from Lousiana--HUGE LSU FANS--need to lose about 60 lbss--taking it one day at a time. Sun, 5 Jun 2011 08:11:08 EST new..kinda! Hello everyone! i had joined sparkpeople about a year ago but never really got into it and all it can offer. I now am more focused and ready to start working on a healthier me. I am set out to lose alittle less than 100lbs. I am well on my way. If anyone has fun workouts or different things that work for them id love to hear them! and always looking for a sparkbuddy thanks everyone :) Fri, 3 Jun 2011 00:55:14 EST Walking Walked about a mile and a half in 25 minutes. Mon, 30 May 2011 00:59:41 EST How to get your vitamin nutrients without going ov Greetings all... <BR> <BR> I was taking the multi-vitamin Alive; after looking at my reports, I saw that I was getting too much of most of the vitamins needed (alive gives you most vitamins at 100%) so I stopped taking Alive, but now I am waaaay under on vitamins. Can anyone suggest a multi-vitamin that can supplement all the vitamins you need without going over? <BR> <BR> I really appreciate anyone that can take the time to help me (and possibly others) figure this out.... <BR> <BR> <BR>... Sun, 29 May 2011 21:53:40 EST Accountability Hi everyone, <BR> I just started tracking my food, water and exercise here on Spark. I live in MA with my partner who is 15 months pregnant (correction 15 weeks!). We are very excited for our new arrival in a few months and I was hoping to make some lifestyle changes and be healthier. I've realized that although I'd much rather crawl into a hole and try to diet on my own, I work better when I'm held accountable to others. So, I though that joining this Team Forum would help me be more involv... Mon, 23 May 2011 18:43:51 EST OT - Unsupportive Friends So let me start at the beginning. When I was in high school my best friend and I were very close. When I came out to her about 2 and a half years ago she seemed really set back. She is always talking about her relationships and then when I bring up my girlfriend she really never wants to elaborate on anything I say. To me she seems unsupportive of my life. I'm not asking her to go out and be a lesbian, I'm just asking her to be supportive and be happy for me, because I feel that she is neithe... Sat, 14 May 2011 15:25:28 EST New Year, New Me, New Goals I started a program a year or so ago and then the tripple whammy and I fell back on old habits, not all of them good! <BR> <BR> Spring has sprung and I'm looking forward to being active and busy, and to do that, I need to get rid of this weight! <BR> <BR> I also have a secret desire to <BR> <BR> I've accepted I'll never be picture perfect, and accept my scars and lumps as badges of courage. <BR> <BR> Jeez I sound dull! ~laffin~ <BR> <BR> of luck to everyone! Thu, 12 May 2011 19:08:11 EST Yes, I'm back again! I know, I know I have to stop doing this! <BR> <BR> So I'm going to re-introduce myself. <BR> <BR> My name is Paula. I live in NE Ohio with my daughter, 2 dogs and 3 cats. The only ones who you can count on to be at my house are the animals though. My daughter is never home and I'm pretty much always at my partners house until just before bed. My partner and I have been together just over 2 years and the plan is to sell my house and my daughter and I will move to her house next spring. ... Fri, 6 May 2011 08:04:13 EST Hey! I'm Krisi This is my first time posting in a forum. Not usually one to leave a message and walk away... <BR> <BR> I live in the California Bay Area. Joined SparkPeople recently to see if I can get some accountability going to lose all the weight I put on since my back injury. Got a long way to go and can't seem to the scales to move. At least it's not moving up any more. <BR> <BR> My current activities are teaching children's self defense and making efforts to get in more than 15 minutes on the t... Mon, 2 May 2011 20:45:16 EST The Divine Spark that Jumps Starts Our Weight Loss I have been on diets, weight loss programs, drank liquid diet drinks. I am having a difficult time plugging into that "Divine Spark" to get me on the right path. Any suggestions? I have over a 100 pounds to lose and am having a difficult time. Mon, 2 May 2011 20:08:02 EST Hello all Hi :) I am Julie, new to SparkPeople, hoping that I will find more motivation to help with my journey. I am looking forward to learning lots from this site, and meeting some amazing people :) Mon, 2 May 2011 09:20:20 EST Starting over...... Hello everyone..... I have been away from the spark for about 6 months I would only stop by to check my mail which wasn't that often. But now I am back ready to rock and roll!!!!! I just finished bootcamp at the gym I attend and I thought it would be a good idea to get back and try to start a plan for some healthy eating. Goodness knows that is my down fall. To be completely honest I think I am an addict when it comes to food. So I am here to get my diet in check....... <em>213</em> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:14:28 EST Hello Everyone! Hello. My name is Christy. I joined SparkPeople several weeks ago at the advice of the nutritionist at my job - I had just been diagnosed with diabetes and I didn't know where to start - she pointed me in this direction. I'm so glad she did!!! I have just started out on my journey to lose weight and to learn to eat and be healthy. So far, things are going great - I've lost 17 lbs. I'm really not sure what else to say here - just that it would be great to make a few friends for support, ... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 15:44:05 EST Aloha from Oahu I am new to this sparkteam so I thought I'd say hello. <BR> <BR> A little bit about me... I live in Hawaii and I work in the social services field at a homeless shelter that helps homeless military veterans get clean from drugs and eventually back to work and off of the beaches and streets. I started gaining weight when I took this job, and then packed on even more when I got promoted. All I do is work and take care of my daughters. Well that is all I used to do... Now I am making it a prio... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 02:52:15 EST Another Newbie Here Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new too SparkPeople, and I am SOOOOOO excited! I am trying to get back to my natural weight of 165 pounds, I need to take off 27 pounds. I couln't even tell you how I gained 27 pounds, but I did and it must come off NOW!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to chatting with you all in the future! Fri, 22 Apr 2011 15:06:19 EST Houston area ready to get off the weight !!! I am 44 and have been going back to school and now I have the time to look toward my own goals physically. I have been only able to lose weight and keep it off when I diet AND exercise. So, I am looking to go through the 4 phases of Atkins, and lose some weight before a family wedding on May 21st, and have all my weight lost by Christmas. With Sparkpeople I can do it. I started slow this morning with a 15 minute class in Bellydancing basics, and I am learning Salsa so I started by doing 5 min... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:20:26 EST Starting Over My name is Nicole, 27 from Seattle. I lost 50 lbs in about 3 months last Spring, but after losing a job I gained all but 10 or so lbs back. I am starting back at the gym (in week 3) and eating better so I am hoping to get back on track. I think I was part of this group awhile back, figured I would try again. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:13:12 EST HOLY cow... I need to recommit to good health .. and wellness. My jeans are skin tight again and I need to get honest with myself about my eating habits. I might be a vegetarian, but I don't always eat healthy. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will weigh myself and start a new program. <BR> <BR> Who is with me? Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:24:26 EST Hello from New Brunswick, Canada Hello from the Maritimes! My fiance and I just joined a couple of days ago and I'm just getting to look around the site! I'm glad to see there are so many different types of groups on here! <BR> <BR> My fiance and I have just started our weight loss journey. I have 40lbs to lose and she has 100lbs. I know we're going to be able to do this as we support one another and push each other to continue with it. We will have been together for 4yrs this April 6th! She's the love of my life :) It wil... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 13:27:09 EST Hey Ladies! Really new and not only do I not know how to respond to message boards... I don't know how to put my weight tracker up (which I really want to do) <BR> After a bad realationship I ended 2010 at 230 (the biggest I have ever been in my life) and now I am at 211 and still dropping! Hopefully the ladies here could guide me and give me advice so I can continue my road to a healthier lifestyle! Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:25:59 EST I am Melissa :)) ! Hello, I'm Melissa. I am very young, only 19, I am a baby still. My weight is not an issue however it will become one if my eating habits do not change. Since living on my own I rely on fast food, food my roommates make (which, everyone knows how healthy that could possibly be) and snacks at work to keep me full. I was a gymnast up until 2 years ago so I am used to having a perfect weight, now that I'm getting older and not as active my metabolism is slowing down. <BR> SO, I am here to lose m... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 03:38:14 EST Is there a challenge for March? I need something to get moving. I want to lose 1 lb per week until the end of May, so 13 lbs in total. :-) I don't know what I weigh right now, but it would get me down to approximately 155-158 which would be the lowest weight in about 15 years. :-) Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:58:01 EST OT - Acting straight when you're not I live in a very conservative city in easter Ontario, population 49,000. When I moved here I wasn't out yet, but have now been for two years. I had no idea when I came out how closeted this place is. I am not "in your face", but I'm also definitely not in the closet. My first gf here was very obvioiusly a lesbian (butch) and she and I did not hide that we were together when we went out. We held hands walking down the street, I kissed her goodbye on my driveway, I stared into her eyes acr... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:38:55 EST Lesbian Couples An associate from Columbia University is conducting a study on relationship satisfaction with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer couples. Because the majority of studies on relationship satisfaction and distress are conducted with heterosexual couples, less is known about LGBTQ relationships. Even less is known is about LGBTQ relationships where one or more of the members is a person of color or transgender. The responses from those who participate in this study will ideally be us... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 00:58:15 EST Reward yourself! I set up a rewards system for myself. For every 10lbs lost I get myself a special treat (NOT food!). When I hit 200lbs last Friday I ordered a new water bottle and it arived today! Im so excited! <BR> Customized at with pics of my loved ones it holds 32oz of water and is a great motivator to drink more and a reminder of why I want to be healthy! <BR> <BR> Water bottle (pic): <link><BR>tlex.jpg/ </link> <BR> <BR> I strongly suggest fi... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 23:55:56 EST Hello Hello! I am returning to Spark under different circumstances! I'm out and really trying to be happy with myself for all of my faults and my strengths. If you're like me and love talking to other people who can really make a difference in how you've been feeling about yourself, then please email me and friend me! I'm looking for new friends who will help keep me motivated and happy with my life. <BR> <BR> Jacqueline Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:09:14 EST How I feel today <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> I am love...feeling cheeky today. Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:58:38 EST Words With Friends (Off topic) So um.... I am addicted to playing this game. <BR> <BR> Anyone else? <BR> <BR> My Username is underdog14 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Feb 2011 08:59:27 EST Hi Everyone!!! Hey everyone, im new and re-commiting to getting back in shape :) Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:54:56 EST Recommended Calorie Intake So I eat breakfast, a snack, lunch, and then dinner. I feel satisfied after I eat. I'm not starving, but I am always below my recommended calorie range. One day I was short by 203, and the next it was by 456. I'm not eating only low fat/fat free things either. I was thinking about lowering what Sparks recommends for me, but don't know if I should. Have any of you edited your calorie recommendation??? What are your suggestions?? Fri, 11 Feb 2011 09:14:03 EST Favorite Easy Recipes Whats your favorite easy recipe? And I do mean EASY, I have issues making toast sucessfully! lol Wed, 9 Feb 2011 22:19:41 EST Hi there :-) Hello everyone! My name is Marcy and im 22. I have been on SparkPeople before but was never able to stick with it. Well now I am changing a lot of things in my life and I need to make my health and weight part of that change. <BR> <BR> I will be moving to Seattle in a couple months to go to school in the Deaf Studies/Interpereting program at Seattle Central. I want to be happier with my physical appearance when I move as well as needing to be healthier so I can enjoy all Seattle has to offe... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 22:12:17 EST hi! i'm new to sparkpeople - did WW for a long time and had moderate success, but i actually find the nutrition information that sparkpeople provides a lot more helpful. i live in the cold, dark, rainy wonderland that is western washington so i'm excited to have a place to go for motivation since the weather here is the ultimate DE-motivator in these parts. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 22:59:49 EST HI :) My name is Pamela I'm 21 years old, vegetarian and college student. I've just recently come out. I have had an account with spark since 2008 but never did a thing with it so all in all I'm new and I feel new that's for damn sure. <BR> I would love to talk to and support anyone especially in the lesbian community because we share that bond, Spark buddies I don't care! I'm incredibly caring and open. <BR> It's hard around where I live because the College isn't gay friendly and most people mak... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 13:42:27 EST city and temp? I'm listening to the news. It says its cold out there!! I am in California. Temp is 63. Feeling concern for those affected by the storm affecting the midwest and the east coast. But it looks so pretty!!! <BR> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 19:15:44 EST It's Saturday Night! What's on the agenda? Sat, 29 Jan 2011 19:07:38 EST Team Goals? What would you like to see as a Team Goal for the Cafe? Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:38:09 EST Walk Across the US It is time for another L Cafe Challenge. <BR> <BR> This challenge is going to be a little different then the once I have done in the past. It is going to start Feb 1st and end whenever we reach our goal. <BR> <BR> There is approximately 2,444 miles between NYC and LA. Our goal as one team is to "walk" from NYC to LA. <BR> <BR> You don't have to count your steps. Just in the TEAM THREAD - Walk Across the US what activity you did for the day - and I will find a converter online that... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:06:11 EST Carmen (of L Word fame) in Fairly Legal What could be more pressing to discuss in a lezzie forum but the fact that Sarah Shahi (the lovely Carmen) has a new show. If I had a thinspiration board, she would be on it. *drool* <BR> <BR> On the upside, she's still hot. On the downside they seem to have made her straight and white. <BR> <BR> Have you seen it? What did you think? Thu, 20 Jan 2011 23:12:15 EST Greetings from PA Hello everyone! Just doing a quick intro since I just joined the group. <BR> <BR> I'm Erica a 32 yr old female from PA. In the last 4 years I have lost close to 100lbs and have been maintaining that loss the last 2 years. Through my journey I became a certified personal trainer and now I am helping others on their journeys to better health. <BR> <BR> My health goals now revolve around reducing my body fat % and to continue to increase my fitness level. I am very passionate about cycling a... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 09:36:24 EST Grocery Shopping Hi everyone! I am going grocery shopping either tomorrow or Saturday and I would LOVE some suggestions. What are some foods that you all MUST HAVE in your house and why? Snack foods, dinners, breakfasts, lunches, and deserts are all welcome suggestions! I am following weight watchers so there are no off limit foods I can eat whatever I want but obviously I need to make smart choices. So suggestions PLEASE!? Fri, 14 Jan 2011 00:24:45 EST Manicures/ /pedicures - tell me about your nails I used to have a theory that one of the tell tale signs of a lesbian was that her nails were unpolished. This is not to say all straight women polish, just that lesbians don't. <BR> <BR> I love going for a manicure/pedicure and am planning on doing spa days for myself as I hit my weight loss goals. <BR> <BR> So, tell us about your nail care. <BR> <BR> Is it an unwritten rule that lesbians don't use polish? <BR> Do you? <BR> Do you like manicures/pedicures? <BR> Do you draw conclusions ab... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 12:07:31 EST Hello from Dallas Hello Rainbow Family! I'm 43 yrs. - single and living in Carrollton (Dallas suburb). I just joined spark a few days ago and love the tracker tools. I'm on Round 2 of my diet. Lost 20lbs in Nov-Dec. Now that the holidays are over, I'm ready to loose 20 more. I haven't yet met anyone on this site - hope that changes soon as I learn how this whole site works. I keep getting lost in all the pages. ha! I did start a blog on here tho. TTYL Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:14:22 EST Real change brings out old issues My head logically knows that this is ridculous, but I realisticly feel bummed that I only lost 1.5 pounds my first week. I know that this is right where I should be, but I can't shake the dejected feeling I have. <BR> This is my old diet mentality talking.... I thought I had to lose a big whopping amoutn of weight- my first week - to get the kick I needed to keep going. Those pounds were usually gained back in a week or two, as the diet went by the wayside. This time is different, it ha... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:37:26 EST Hello! Hello everyone my name is Pamela and I am 26 years old, I am new to sparkpeople. I am getting married in august and while I am very excited I do not want to have to get married at the current weight I am. In the past I have been a yo-yo dieter. I will starve for a couple months get down to 140 and then gain in all back, I want to stop this cycle and lose weight in a healthy way Sun, 9 Jan 2011 11:39:31 EST Hey Yall I am new here. I am from colorado and I'm 19. I just thought I would post something. can't wait to figure everything out. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 02:19:40 EST Living in Fear Hiyas <BR> So i didn't really know where to post this, but this forum seemed like it would be helpful. <BR> I've done an incredible job at loosing weight. I want to keep going and reach my goal weight but there is this invisible force that holds me back. I sabotage myself! I prevent myself from loosing weight and actually gaining weight. I first didn't understand this and I thought it was outside influence (the current people in my life or the ones I was dating) to be the reason I was const... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 17:24:59 EST New York Does anyone from this team reside/work out in New York? I have a couple workout buddies but they're guys and it's hard to find people interested in doing some of the group fitness classes I'm interested in. =] Thu, 6 Jan 2011 16:45:16 EST hoping to find a diet buddy... or two, or three :) Hi :) <BR> Im just starting out on my new journey to lose weight, and a friend told me about this website so here I am! Im a little shy and uncertain of what to say here - just that it would be so nice to make a few friends for support encouragement and ideas etc :) Thu, 6 Jan 2011 12:06:34 EST Happy New Year! Nice to see there's an entire group deticated to the ladies. I hope the new year brings everyone health and happiness! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 23:14:51 EST Newbie Here!!!!!!! Hi everyone. My name is Trina. This is my first time here and I just wanted to introduce myself. I am 37 years old. I have been married to my wife Erica for 8 years. She is almost 6 months pregnant and I am starting my journey in time for our babyshower. Of course I wont stop there...but that is my first motivational goal, to see how much I can lose by April 3 Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:56:40 EST Greetings hey everyone, glad to be here! I'm seeking SparkPeople support buddies, and exercise buddies too if possible! Thu, 30 Dec 2010 18:03:58 EST Greetings hey everyone, glad to be here! I'm seeking SparkPeople support buddies, and exercise buddies too if possible! Thu, 30 Dec 2010 18:03:53 EST Hello All - Hi All – I actually have three names! Given name is Shirley – (yes, from the Shirley Temple era!) I.D. on Spark Merilyn1 – my preference – and what I usually use is Meri (from my middle name Merilyn – when I was publishing some poetry I would sign it as Meri Lynn) There – enough about names – Take your choice should you want to hail me. <BR> <BR> Actually, I have thought I ought to stay in the Proud Lesbians Over 50 – the white-hair thing, you know. . .and agewise, that’s probably where I ... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 15:50:21 EST I am new- and blogging! I'm a 40 year old Lesbian ready to lose at least 60-70 lbs. I am blogging my 90 day journey (I'm challenging myself for 90 days)and could use any support. Check out my blog :) <link> </link> I think it will be a good motivator for me for other women to follow my blog. Thanks ladies! Mon, 27 Dec 2010 01:40:54 EST Hello! I'm really not sure how all of this works, definitely not tech savvy! Just wanted to drop a line out there and introduce myself! I'm 24 and live in NC, I have a partner of 2 1/2 years and we are in the process of moving... I hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas and look forward to meeting you! Sat, 25 Dec 2010 16:57:45 EST Merry Christmas!!! Happy holidays everyone!!! :-) <BR> <BR> I hope you all enjoy some happiness and peace this holiday. Fri, 24 Dec 2010 13:41:47 EST I am engaged!!!! Karen proposed to me on Saturday and I accepted!!!! <BR> <BR> Woohooo!!!!! :D Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:47:14 EST newbie from MA Hello all.. <BR> My name is Gayle and I'm from the Berkshire part of Massachusetts. I am a failure with weight loss thus far in life. I am tired of the yoyo ing for my weight. I've joined spark in order to spark my life and try , no I will attempt to make the right chioces on what I will put in my mouth. I would love to lose 40 lbs but i will start off with hopefully losing 4 pounds <BR> hope to make friends and have a buddy to help on rough days <BR> peace <BR> gayle Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:09:59 EST Newbie...again! Hi all :) I'm 25, I used to be on this team a long time ago, and gave up on alot of things including my fitness and weight! I'm back to lose it all again. Made a new spark page and plan. I'm from Illinois, currently in Wisconsin until I move to Florida this January. Just wanted to wish everyone good luck and say hello :) Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:31:36 EST SNOWANGELS OONARHOADES <BR> DITA48 <BR> NOREGRET2010 <BR> KBARNES84 <BR> CRUISERGRL <BR> RHARRIS80 <BR> MVANAUSD <BR> STICKYPOP1 <BR> LAMEXICANFEMALE <BR> IPANEMAOAKLAND <BR> Sun, 5 Dec 2010 21:36:33 EST SNOWWOMEN ANGELCITYGAL <BR> DIJE3949 <BR> NIKKISEZ <BR> RAINBOWTIA <BR> JEN348 <BR> HLEIGHH <BR> FEARLESS06 <BR> CODYG123 <BR> DARKANGELKISS88 <BR> DESHARRI <BR> JENNILYNN7800 <BR> Sun, 5 Dec 2010 21:35:35 EST SNOWFLAKES YTELLMEY <BR> ROBNKAT <BR> INDIGOJO <BR> VEGFAERY <BR> ZLOIE2 <BR> MANDYLOVE_76 <BR> REDSINNER <BR> DEBANDRS <BR> JENNILYNN7800 <BR> IMAGINE-KATE <BR> VWBUGNE <BR> Sun, 5 Dec 2010 21:34:08 EST Hello, Everyone Hello, everyone. I'm Tanna. I'm new to Spark and to this group, so I thought I should introduce myself. I'm Asian and I live in Germany. I was an athlete (swimmer), but retired two years ago and has been gaining weight since then. I'm trying to lose 14 kg. I don't really know how to lose weight because I didn't have this problem when I was an athlete. So, any kind of support will do me good... Thank you! Sat, 4 Dec 2010 17:33:59 EST December Team Challenge It is December and that means another L Cafe Challenge. <BR> <BR> It will be run from Dec 6 - Dec 31st. <BR> <BR> You will be assigned different things every day to accomplish to earn points for your team. There will be cardio and social aspects to the assignments. <BR> <BR> If you are interested in signing up go to the L Cafe's December Challenge thread under Challenges. <BR> <BR> Or if I do this right: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thre... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 23:24:38 EST Hello from Florida Hello there! <BR> <BR> My name is Becky and my wife's name is Holly. We've been together for 7 years now. Throughout the years, we've both become really comfortable with each other and put on those extra pounds. About 2 years ago we decided that we wanted to start a family. Well, getting pregnant when you are overweight is pretty hard. So here we are. Trying to lose weight together! So far, we've been doing pretty good. Going to the gym together, eating better, preparing healthy reci... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 08:33:08 EST Blogging Hi gang~ Sorry for putting a site question here but I'm not getting any answers from the help button. Can anyone tell me why my blogs aren't posting? My page isn't private. I got things to say and I want to share them! <BR> Thanks for any help. <em>3</em> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:01:00 EST hello back I was here and then took a break when my gf got all jealous because I was actually getting helpful friends from spark and she couldnt deal with I did the co-Dependant thing and left without so much as a see ya later...well suffice to say she doesnt control my life and I was the one who should have stood up for me a long time I did exactly 25days ago when I moved out and got a place for me and my daughter and grandson...and broke up with her...though she is still having contro... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 21:18:49 EST Help! How do I get motivated? So... tomorrow I plan to start working out again. It's been months since I went to the gym or did anything really physical. I felt so good afterwards when I used to work out. I'm worried that tomorrow I'm just gonna be lazy and put it off. What can I do to get myself up and out and just do it. I know that I will feel good but I don't think it's not enough of a motivation. Anyone have any ideas to make me really wanna do this? What gets you motivated?! What makes you want to keep up your weigh... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 23:10:27 EST Hello from California Hey y'all- <BR> I'm new to Spark but not new to trying to lose weight, ha! Glad to be here, look forward to learning a few things. <em>4</em> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 17:12:21 EST Random question Okay, I know this has nothing to do with weight loss but I honestly know like NO lesbians (lol, sad and true) so I wanna put this question out there: guy's cologne on a girl, sexy? Or not? Mon, 8 Nov 2010 23:53:37 EST Time For Change (This time, I mean it.) Hi! I've been on sparkpeople for a couple years now and a member of this team but haven't gotten anywhere so I've come back and I'd like to reintroduce myself. My name is Cherish and I'm 25. I started a weight loss program in September 2009. That was my second time trying to seriously lose weight. I failed miserably. In fact, I gained over 20 pounds and started having back pain. I got into terrible eating habits and stopped exercising. I am sick of being overweight. I'm depressed and I am rea... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 21:58:48 EST OT - Christmas As many of you know my family is not very accepting of their sister/daughter being a lesbian. My sister, who is hosting Christmas dinner this year (and last two years), told me today that she does not relish the idea of a total stranger being in her home at Christmas. She is of course referring to my girlfriend Karen whom I'm utterly in love with. <BR> <BR> We live in different cities so it's not impossible for her to meet Karen before Christmas, but it is inconvenient. I offered to bring... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 16:05:27 EST Health care plans & tax implications. Good morning, lovely Cafe folk: <BR> <BR> Can anyone give me a name/email/phone number for a tax professional who could answer some questions regarding health savings plans (HSAs), same-sex domestic partners, & claiming same-sex domestic partners as tax dependents? I have a very tough choice to make for this year's health care enrollment period & I need to talk to a tax professional ASAP. <BR> <BR> Many thanks! Mon, 8 Nov 2010 12:43:37 EST GREETINGS of the DAY!! Hope you don't mind, but I could NEVER find a place to greet everyone! Hoping you'll join me in "GREETINGS of the DAY! <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> Hello Sparklers! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Key words today are MANAGE & MOTIVATED! <BR> <BR> Learn how to <BR> MANAGE your exercising <em>324</em> <BR> MANAGE your food intake <em>4</em> <BR> MANAGE your time <em>128</em> <BR> <BR> By doing this consistently, you will become and STAY more MOTIVATED!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <e... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 06:27:57 EST Dealing with a breakup :-( Hey guys, me and my gf broke up like 2 months ago. She ended our 3 yrs relationship because she met somebody else. I'm still heartbroken and I have a hard time taking care of myself properly. I joined Sparkpeople this summer in order for me to get fitter to impress my now ex gf but since that happened, I totally let myself go. I'm currently seeing a psychotherapist to help me deal with this but I have a hard time coping with losing her. It totally shattered the little bit of confidence I had ... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 20:49:18 EST My girlfriend and I broke up... Hi, friends. <BR> I'm feeling so freaking sad about this. My sweet, sweet girlfriend J and I broke up on Sunday. We've been together for a little over a year, known each other for about 14 years. I adore her in every way and it's been the healthiest relationship of my life (funny to say if we just broke up, right?). <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, she's dealing with a lot of damage from a history of sexual and emotional abuse and just doesn't believe she can tolerate a long term relationship. S... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 23:02:02 EST oh Kansas. I've been on Spark a lot of times and this time around, I've been going for about a month but I've never really gotten involved in the community and I think that has been a mistake so here I am. <BR> <BR> My name is Chris and I'm 29 (30 in less than 2 months, not impressed). I work for a motor club as an emergency road service dispatcher and live with my complicated relationship status and her 9 year old son. <BR> <BR> Just thinking about all the weight I want to lose makes me want to eat c... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 13:45:47 EST online fitness buddy anyone? hey ladies, <BR> <BR> I'm looking for an online fitness friend... I have 100 pounds to lose, and on my way, and the journey with Spakpeople has been rewarding so far... I love reading, poetry, and im obsessed with politics! oh, and achieving my weight loss goals! <BR> <BR> cheers, <BR> Falastin Sun, 24 Oct 2010 07:04:07 EST Hello, hello I've been here before. This time I want it to stick. I've always struggled with my weight, but it's gotten way out of control. From 140 to 215 in three years of careless eating. <BR> <BR> I'd love to find a buddy to help keep me accountable! <BR> <BR> All the best, <BR> Amy Fri, 22 Oct 2010 23:08:41 EST Bonjour! Hello ladies, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team but not to SparkPeople. I have already lost a good chunk (pun?) of weight but I am still not finished. SparkPeople is amazing and I can not recommend it enough. I'm up in Toronto but if anyone wants a buddy let me know! <BR> <BR> -Ashley Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:08:21 EST Anyone in Charleston SC area? Hey all! Does anyone live in the Charleston SC area? I am looking for a workout buddy and friend. I just moved here over the summer. If you live in the area, please email me. <BR> <BR> Michelle Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:05:49 EST Hello Hello all! My name is Michelle and I am new to SP. I am an empty nester, my daughter is away at college and my partner lives 5 hours away. So I am struggling for support with my journey. I am hoping to find people who I can chat with and get support at the same time. Hope everyone has a wonderful week. <BR> <BR> Michelle Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:58:52 EST OT - Parental acceptance I discovered two things about my mother this past weekend. After three years she still cannot accept that I eat plant based diet. After one year she cannot accept that I "run around with women". <BR> <BR> Last night my girlfriend of five months (yes you read that right) asked me to marry her. We are selling our homes next spring and buying a house together and she feels because I have three children, we should be married. She told me she wants to be with me for the rest of her life and so... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 11:48:59 EST Injury postponing workouts! Thought I would start my first thread here talking about something I'm a little frustrated about. I have just started my weight loss journey, however, I have also just started workers comp from being injured at work this week. This injury is in my right arm, shoulder, and neck, and down the right side of my back. Needless to say, I have pain putting on a shirt let alone working out, so I must refrain for at least a few weeks. Great way to start off huh? Anyways I have started my 1st step by s... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 12:05:33 EST Planning meals / recipe software? Hey Cafe - <BR> <BR> I am the primary chef in my household (Girlfriend can heat pizza or run the barbeque but is not really a workday cook), so meal planning usually falls to me. I am looking for tips on how to streamline the planning process. Does anyone have a system they use? Also, are there good software packages or websites out there that help you plan meals, write shopping lists, check nutritional information, etc? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 12 Oct 2010 14:10:12 EST Hi there My name is Nikki & I live in Chicago. I've struggled with my weight my entire life. And while I have been skinny at some points, I never really felt healthy. So now I've decided that what I really want to focus on is becoming fit. That's right, this life-long non-athlete wants to be a fitness warrior. And lose some weight along the way. <em>20</em> Looking forward to meeting others in the community. Sun, 10 Oct 2010 11:49:24 EST WHO WANTS TO PLAY YAHTZEE? Hey, I've got an idea, let's see if we can get a Yahtzee game going on here. <BR> <BR> Just for fun, write down your score just as you would a regular game. <BR> Yahtzee score sheets are easy to make. Take a lined sheet of paper. Make a column on the left of the following: <BR> <BR> UPPER SECTION <BR> Ones <BR> Twos <BR> Threes <BR> Fours <BR> Fives <BR> Sixes <BR> <BR> Total <BR> Bonus <BR> Total Upper <BR> <BR> LOWER SECTION <BR> 3 of a kind <BR> 4 of a kind <BR> Full House <BR> Small ... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 08:55:50 EST introduction and a question Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm Regina, live in Houston, and I'm newly back on sparkpeople. I was first on this site about 3 years ago and I lost 90 lbs. Since I wandered away I gained 30 of it back and have been maintaining, but I never reached my initial weightloss goal, and I have recently stopped paying any attention to my nutrition or exercise regime whatsoever. So I'm back at it. <BR> <BR> I have a question, I love sparkling/mineral water and drink it all the time. We have these goals of how ... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 10:32:30 EST Newbie Hello all, I am Shaney. I live in Los Angeles, CA. I just found Sparkpeople today after reading an article about weight loss online. I would really like to lose my first 50 lbs by 2011. I am 44, newly single and ready for a make-over! I've been practicing gradual vegetarianism for two months now. I feel good. I would love some buddies here. Tue, 5 Oct 2010 20:45:27 EST Good Morning Good morning from Houston, TX! <BR> <BR> I'm Jen and I am a returning SparkPerson. :) I used the program back in 2007, but like all my other previous diets, I lost interest. <BR> <BR> This time I am back as a MAINTAINTER! My partner, Cheryl, and I joined Weight Watchers back in Feb 2009 and together we have lost over 200 lbs. I reached my goal in August 2010 and became a "Lifetime" member of Weight Watchers in September. I started at 270# but now enjoy life at 125 lbs; which is MUCH nicer... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 10:47:20 EST Wanting to grow our family Hi all, <BR> This week, I turned 26. I realized I have been unhappily overweight for at least 15 years. This too much! I am ready to make the change. This week, I have been waking up at 5am and worked out 3 mornings! Today I joined Weight Watchers, went to water aerobics and I so excited to look forward to a new, healthier me. <BR> <BR> But I am really posting here to solicit positive thoughts from my "family." My partner and I want to have a baby as the next step in our family. We hav... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 00:54:21 EST THE GHOSTS <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <BR> <BR> THE GHOSTS <BR> DESHARRI <BR> SHORYL <BR> TARRISH <BR> CHAMPCRUISER <BR> DEBSGTNDOWN <BR> VWBUGNE <BR> <BR> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 12:14:10 EST THE VAMPIRES <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <BR> <BR> SUZBY21 <BR> PIBBLELVR <BR> SHELLTHERUNNER <BR> HLEIGHH <BR> HEALTHY4BABY <BR> TAKEMEANYWHERE <BR> <BR> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 10:13:23 EST THE SKELETONS <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <BR> <BR> BERKYB <BR> THINMJ <BR> YTELLMEY <BR> OONARHOADES <BR> ROYALETBONE <BR> BETHGREINER <BR> IPANEMAOAKLAND <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 10:10:18 EST THE NINJAS <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <BR> <BR> NOREGRET2010 <BR> DITA48 <BR> COURTO256 <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> JEN348 <BR> SHAR140 <BR> ANGELCITYMOM <BR> <BR> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 10:05:36 EST OT - Yeast infections Off topic!!! But I need your help! <BR> <BR> Without direct touch is it possible to transmit a yeast infection between lovers? With male/female sex it's obviously as yes, but what about between women? I have been battling a yeast infection for over a month so we've been careful when touching. I spoke to a pharmacist who said yeast infections are not generally transmitted between people because it's from within, when your own body's chemistry is off. I have a doctor's appointment in two w... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:51:44 EST October Challenge It is time for another L word Café Challenge. The Challenge will run from Oct 1 – Oct 30. <BR> <BR> This challenge will all be about burning calories. Each team will compete to see who can burn the most calories. There will be a 1000 calorie burn cap. That means you can burn more than 1000 but only 1000 will count towards your team goal. <BR> <BR> <BR> There will also be weekly assignments assigned. Completing these weekly assignment will earn your team bonus points. Bonus points will ... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:53:33 EST Name three things you love about your partner 1. She is the most patient person I know <BR> 2. She always gives me her arm to cry on <BR> 3. She loves me and the kids more than life itself <BR> <BR> I love my Robin <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>212</em> Sat, 18 Sep 2010 14:34:01 EST HELLO! HI, MY NAME IS AFARA. I'M 25, I AM ENGAGED TO MY AWESOME WIFE WHO IS CURRENTLY STATIONED 3,000 MILES FROM ME <em>39</em> . I JUST LOST 30LBS OVER THE SUMMER BY COMLETEING THE P90X PROGRAM!...I HAVE BEEN A SPARKS MEMBER FOR A COUPLE YEARS, BUT I JUST STARTED REALLY USING IT TO GAIN SUPPORT, AND GIVE TONES MORE. I HAVE LOST THE WEIGHT, BUT IT DOESNT MEAN I LOST IT MENTALLY SO THATS BEEN A STRUGGLE, BUT ON THE FLIP SIDE I AM HAPPY TO BE HERE, HAPPY TO LISTEN AND GIVE ADVICE. I HAVE BEEN GAINING ... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 19:43:44 EST