SparkPeople Young Adults Team Messageboard This is a message board for men and women in the age range of 18 and 19 years old to share their stories and tips. Please be active, lets help motivate each other! And share your success stories. :) SparkPeople Young Adults Team Messageboard Looking to Increase weight Hi i am Rahul. Well comparing to you to all, I have a very different problem now Though I am a blogger and I work from office most of the days. (I wrote this :p <link><BR>spirational-motivational-books-for-tee<BR>ns-under-20/ </link> ), I am not putting in weight. <BR> <BR> And when I try to motivate and inspire the youngsters, I lack it.. Welcoming suggestions.. Thanks Thu, 6 Aug 2015 06:32:06 EST What Do You Hate the Most About Being Fat? I'm just trying to gather a list for us younger people who feel like we are fighting this fight way too early (because our parents used to tell us "just wait till you turn thirty" but it happened at 17, or we've always been big). Just a venting board with no judgement. <BR> Here is my list: <BR> - I hate feeling like I'm not allowed to eat in public because of my size. <BR> - I hate cellulite, stretch marks, and all of the lovely jiggling that occurs in the worst places. (Not to mention chaf... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 06:21:09 EST New Here Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Sydney and I'm new here. Please add me as a friend, Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:15:37 EST Hey there! Hello, I am Liv.I did SparkTeens about two years ago and I was able to lose about 60 pounds. After my first two years of college, I am back up to seeing large numbers on the scale. I am excited to lose the weight again, my only problem is staying motivated. I amso grateful to the face that Spark people gives us an outlet with other individuals going through the same issues!. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:37:40 EST Weight Gain Hi Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:43:55 EST Hi there (: buddy up? I'm an (almost) 19 year-old girl looking to lose about 30 pounds in the next year. Add me as a friend and we can motivate each other (: Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:06:42 EST Fitness Buddies Hi, I'm Kate and I'm 18 years old. I had a normal bmi my whole life until I turned 16 I started gaining a lot of weight which caused me to become overweight. I need to lose 30 pounds and I can only do so if I have a fitness buddy by my side since I'm quickly influenced by my surroundings! Please help me and I will help you, I opened this Topic to help both me and people out there looking for fitness buddy. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:32:04 EST Summer Plans and Summer Health and Fitness tips? Hey guys! Just wanting to share any fun summer ideas and some health and fitness tips for the summer! :) Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:45:32 EST Need a buddy! Hey everyone. I am just looking for some spark friends that I can get help from. I am 18 years old male and have overall health and wellness as the main goal in my life. So if you are willing to that would be awesome!!! 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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:38:59 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 7 Mar 2013 16:52:33 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:48:44 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:57:08 EST Long Classes So this semester I have one class thats from 5:15-8:30 pm and my drive to school is a little over an hour...this kind of ruins dinner for me. We do have one 10 minute break at 6:30. How would you utilize this break? Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:59:08 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 25 Dec 2012 19:58:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:01:26 EST Looking for a buddy! Hey, <BR> I'm a 19 y.o. Aussie female second year university student that currently weighs 93.3kgs and has a goal of 74... and one day maybe below 60kg. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone wanted to be me weight-loss buddy? <BR> <BR> I currently try to get to the gym daily, and I cook all my own food. <BR> <BR> Get back to me ASAP, I don't mind female or male buddy, currently working on muscle development. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 05:36:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:28:13 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 7 Oct 2012 17:26:29 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:12:02 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:11:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 30 Jun 2012 04:12:47 EST Circus Freak! Hello everyone! <BR> My name is Michelle, and I am 18 and just graduated from highschool. I am sort of... well, a circus freak. I do aerials (silks, trapeze, etc) and also dance and have recently taken up gymnastics and partner acrobatics. I am hoping to go to a professional circus training school in the fall. I joined SparkPeople a while back, actually after having already reached and even gone below my goal weight. I maintained pretty well for a while, but then around Christmas my exercise ... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 10:02:45 EST Hello Hi everyone I'm Katelyn a 2012 High School Graduate, starting college in the Fall. <BR> Just wanted to say Hi and that I'm looking forward to receiving motivation as well giving motivation :) Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:26:31 EST Binge Eating During Finals Hello all. I actually just finished my finals. During that period time of preparing for them, and taking them I ate an unreasonable amount of food. I justified my binge eating by saying "it's just during finals, then I'll get right back on track." Anyone else struggle with binge eating during the stress of finals? Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:32:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 28 May 2012 22:46:54 EST What's Your Dream? I'm Day Dreaming to be 111lbs and Get a boyfriend. Realistic? I made this youtube video to hopefully help out the process. they are both quit large goals! Heres the link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Leave me comments, likes, let me know what you think. feed back is always fun! Wed, 11 Apr 2012 03:42:59 EST I don't want to travel the path of success alone! Hey : ) <BR> <BR> I'm nikki, i'm 18 and im looking to help out anyopne who wants a motivational buddy! I'm pretty grounded with my own health and fitness other then a few nights with way to many drink haha that definatly affects my health and i could use some help to! <BR> <BR> <BR> I think it'll be alot of fun please feel free to ask for help! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sincerly , Buddy seeker! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> P.S chek out my vlog ! first ever video uploading tonite,i've n... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:37:54 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:01:32 EST Workouts I will be doing all different types of workouts: dance/zumba, wii dance all that kind of stuff. I like to do things that feel like fun not work. That way i feel more excited to workout again. It makes it a lot easier to continue working out if i feel like it is a lot of fun! Thu, 1 Mar 2012 13:15:37 EST Easing into working out again So here's the thing, I have an awesome gym membership but the place is like 15 long minutes away. Whenever I have the slightest urge to workout I always change my mind because I never want to drive there. The other thing is that I could run outside but I always talk myself out of it. <BR> What's the trick to talking myself back into working out again? <BR> PLEASE HELP! Sat, 18 Feb 2012 00:37:30 EST High School Senior Hey everyone! I'm new to this site and hoping that I can find a couple motivation buddies to keep me on track. I will exercise if I'm told too, but if I have to choice to either sleep or exercise, it's ALWAYS SLEEP, which isn't good. So I need a buddy that's gonna kick me in the butt and tell me to get out of my bed. Just send me a message if your interested! (And don't forget I can help you our as well!) Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:48:49 EST Head Back In The Game Hi guys, im fed up with the disappointing weigh ins each week and feeling down because of it! I spend the week eating right but not really excersising and the weekends going out clubbing with my friends (alcohol contains ALOT of sugar and calories) and then weighing in and being upset that im not loosing any weight. I spend most of the week being let down by myself yet not doing much to change it but now iv had enough. I want my next weighin to have gone down by something, anything. Im headed... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 03:30:06 EST Just saying hello! <BR> Hi everyone, my name's Jayson I'm 19 and I'm from Trinidad and Tobago (southernmost island in the Caribbean). Just wanted to say hello, so.... hello! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I only joined spark today but it seems like a great resource for my personal goals for this year of taking the time to learn about myself and taking care of my health (I head off to college in September hopefully, so I really want to get the good habits going while I have the time!) <BR> <BR> Best of luck to you... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 10:35:19 EST College cafeteria help! Hi, my name's Rachel, and I've been overweight for most of my life. I've (for the most part) maintained my weight since I went away for school, but I just can't find good food to eat besides salads! If I'm not chowing on greens, it's something unhealthy. <BR> <BR> A little background: <BR> I'm 5'3", 176 lbs <BR> I don't eat red meat <BR> <BR> Any tips? Sun, 5 Feb 2012 14:05:26 EST Frustrated But Determined! Hi guys this is my 1st post in this team :) my dad had a stroke in may last year and i have been going down hill weightwise ever since! i had lost just under 40 lbs at 209 and then quit dieting and excersise... im regreting this now as my last weigh in on friday produced the number 233 to me! I new i had gained weight but would have never guessed id ballooned back above the 220s, the shock has made me 100% determined to change my life for good. I have quit smoking, am excersising at least 4 t... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 04:48:18 EST Hello Hello! My name is Heather. I 18 and live in California. I'm completely new to spark people but not to the idea of losing weight. I want to lose 55 lbs before my 19th birthday, which is in april. Any advice? :) Sun, 1 Jan 2012 23:33:36 EST Hi Everyone! :) My name is Niki, I'm 19 and I live in Kentucky with my husband and two little boys. I'm not really new to SparkPeople since I've been on here before but seeing as it's a new year and I'm starting over (and my old account is no longer active :P) I've made a new account. I'm hoping to lose 95 pounds by the end of this year which will bring me back down to my pre-pregnancy weight of 135 pounds. I'm a very open and fun person and I'm looking to make friends who have goals similar to mine. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 22:38:42 EST Hi everyone. :] Hi there! Uhmm...Well, I'm new here and hope this website will help me track my goals over the next three months. Personally, I'd like to shed a few pounds, and are technically in the "normal" range, but I think doing so will help me develop my self esteem and better my self image. I am 18, consider myself friendly (I think) Lol, and...Love sports, soccer, etc. <BR> <BR> So, good luck to all of you, and if you would like to be my buddy, don't be afraid to message. :] <BR> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:39:06 EST Buddy Time Hello, Im Tiff and im 18. I really need a buddy in this journey, because without support I can not do it. I know I can't depend on someone 100% for this, but a little help and push in the right direction goes a long way! Feel free to add me, and send me a msg if you want to talk via email. Sat, 12 Nov 2011 20:32:50 EST Stephanie Hey! I'm Stephanie. I'm new here and i need a buddy. mostly for motivation and also o be there to talk to and talk about the good thinks in life. I'm 18 and I'm From West Virginia. Thu, 6 Oct 2011 16:33:39 EST Greetings To My Generation! Hey Everyone! <BR> I'm Ashley aka Chef Sunflower! I'm 18 years young, I'm not super overweight, but enough so that it bothers me and I really need to get to a place with my body that I'm comfortable with. I really take pride in eating healthy, and I love cooking. I'm also interested in music, okay, I’m obsessed with music, writing, making jewelry- I founded my own business, swimming, surfing, and I love the outdoors! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a male partner who is serious about pushing me an... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:09:59 EST looking for a buddy!! buddy in need!! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:34:08 EST Looking for a Buddy Hey, I'm Ellen, I'm an 18 year old Aussie girl that start university this year.... looking for someone to keep me motivated. <BR> <BR> Love to hear a reply from you. <BR> <BR> :) Sun, 18 Sep 2011 19:04:02 EST Buying my own food for the first time I'm looking for some simple and cheap (and obviously nutritious) meals that I can make around classes. I don't have an oven, but I do have a toaster oven that sets off the smoke alarm making toast and a 1.5 quart slow cooker. Any tips? Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:10:27 EST New and looking to spark things up! Hullo, My name is Stephanie. I am 18 years of age and 263 pounds and 5ft 7in. I have been a member of Spark People for well over a year. I never fully committed myself to a group like I intend to do with this one. At the end of my journey I would like to be 170 pounds. I have been blogging on and off for over a year so make sure to stop by my page and check in as that is where I post the most stuff. Good Luck Everyone! Wed, 3 Aug 2011 23:08:00 EST New and need all the help I can get! I'm acatcalledmoo. :) <BR> <BR> I'm entering my final year of high school and I'm looking to lose 61 pounds. <BR> <BR> I've tried many times to lose weight and have yet to be successful. <BR> <BR> Please stand by me on my journey! Your help is much appreciated! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 14:54:51 EST Just Joined :D Hi everyone.. I just joined.. i think yesterday :) My name is Bethany.. <BR> I'm 18, 295 lbs and 5'8'' <BR> <BR> I'm really excited about losing weight. For real this time! I'm not letting another year go by that I steadily gain without even TRYING to loose weight. I want to give it my all. Everything I've got! I NEED to loose weight in order for a lot of things to be turned around and so that I can start feeling like I'm not wasting time. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the support and help! :) Thu, 28 Jul 2011 00:09:18 EST Hello :) Hi everyone!! <BR> <BR> My name is Danielle and I'm 18 years old. I will be a freshman at NC State University next year and I'm really excited about that! <BR> <BR> Before I switched over to SparkPeople, I did SparkTeens for awhile and was really getting into it but for some reasons I just kinda stopped really trying. I hope to be able to get back into the swing of things and lose weight! <BR> <BR> I love making new friends so feel free to message me anytime! <BR> <BR> -- Danielle :) Sun, 17 Jul 2011 23:10:26 EST hey I'm kaitlin! i just started using this website. i weigh 145...but would like to weigh 135 or 130. i'm not sure about my way around this site though to help me get there... how do you make a meal plan?? Thu, 7 Jul 2011 16:37:10 EST Hey :] Hey everyone, my name is Morgan though people have called me MoMo though for the past 4 years. I'm new obviously to Sparkspeople and it's just about time I signed up. I've struggled with my weight for 6 years and now I'm at my heaviest, 196. I'm hoping using this program will help me out and give me the strng support and motivation to keep going. My goal is to get down to 130 by the time I graduate. Wish me luck :] Go class of 2012! <BR> <BR> Sincerly, <BR> Morgan Thu, 7 Jul 2011 14:12:31 EST Hi, I'm Angel. :) I'm new on here. I need to lose about 40 pounds. I would love any kind of motivation you guys can offer. I know that I'll need a lot of help. I have a job, a son, a husband, and I'm going to school in about a month. I've been trying to lose weight for a really long time, seems like my whole life. Hopefully this site will help me get the job done. :) Wed, 6 Jul 2011 22:01:02 EST 18 and Hopeless.... Wow... Shannon lost a dress size -maybe two dress sizes. And me, nothing. I was looking through old pictures of myself and i looked horrible and fat! Now I'm just a little tighter, but still fat. Oh, and it doesn't help that I got a 60 on my final paper for plagiarizm. Great! And I didn't even plagiarize. What ever this all is breaking my confidence for college.... which starts in two months. Great, I'll be a fat freshman. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:59:40 EST Hey I'm Sydney Hi everyone I'm Sydney :) <BR> I'm 19 and I live in Colorado. Even though I live in a really active state I find it hard to get out and enjoy the outdoors (mostly because I don't like physical activity). But I have been doing my best to keep motivated with working out and dieting. I'm try to look at it as a life style change and what not. <BR> I have a really big weight loss goal to reach for many reasons. First for health, second to feel more comfortable in my own body, third (even though i... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:50:26 EST Hey, I'm Jess Hey everyone, my name is Jess. I'm currently living in Philadelphia for school, my major is Culinary Arts, so I know as much as anyone how hard it is to lose when you're working around food. Anybody else know how I feel? Sun, 5 Jun 2011 00:56:22 EST Hey, I'm Jess Hey everyone, my name is Jess. I'm currently living in Philadelphia for school, my major is Culinary Arts, so I know as much as anyone how hard it is to lose when you're working around food. Anybody else know how I feel? Sun, 5 Jun 2011 00:56:19 EST Hey, I'm Jess Hey everyone, my name is Jess. I'm currently living in Philadelphia for school, my major is Culinary Arts, so I know as much as anyone how hard it is to lose when you're working around food. Anybody else know how I feel? Sun, 5 Jun 2011 00:56:06 EST Plus size clothing Hi everyone. I've posted a similar question to this on the UK spark page. <BR> Does anyone know of any good UK shops that sell young, fashionable plus size clothing. I currently shop at Evans, Newlook, Dorothy Perkins and <BR> I am desperate to find an outfit for a friends birthday eighteenth so i'll be grateful for any help! <BR> Im a UK size22 if that helps anyone <em>30</em> <BR> Thanks for any help, Aisha x Fri, 3 Jun 2011 07:56:16 EST So I hear communities help you stay motivated... Hey all hopefully being part of a group will help me stay on track this time!! I've been on and off the bandwagon for almost a year now and have gained, not lost weight as a result... <BR> <BR> My name is Jessica and I'm looking to lose 20-25 pounds by the end of August, before I go into residence for the very first time, and then I want to maintain it. I enjoy putting stuff that is good for me into my body- I would rather eat an apple than a chocolate bar, most days! (Thank god.) However, I... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 16:57:57 EST Hey ya'll!!! I'm Katy! Hey ya'll! My names Katy. I go by Kit-Kat, Kitty Katy, Kathryn, but mostly Katy. I'm 18 almost 19. My goal is to loose 30 pounds before July 29th. Ya see, I turn 19 on July 22 and my birthday party is going to be on July 29th. I'd love to loose 30 pounds before then. <BR> <BR> I'm currently 228 :( I've tried the Zumba Fitness: Join The Party for the WII but I don't like it as much as I thought I would. It wouldn't give honest feed back, and wouldn't pick up what I was doing. When I took the... Thu, 26 May 2011 14:28:47 EST Hey Everyone :) I'm new, motivated, and looking for a buddy :) <BR> I'd love to hear how everyones doing, especially other full time students with part time jobs. Thu, 19 May 2011 09:09:10 EST new and looking for a buddy hey guys, im taylor and im new here. does anybody want a buddy? I feel like i need one to keep motivated and have someone that understands what im going through. just add me as a friend and message me.byee :) Mon, 16 May 2011 19:34:51 EST hello sparkpeople :) Hi :) <BR> im michelle im 18 and i want to get fitter and gain confidence <BR> and also meet new people and get influenced and inspired by you :) <BR> i live on an island called curacao i speak spanish dutch and english so dont hesitate <BR> i consider myself friendly and i like to help so yeah .. msg me :D Wed, 4 May 2011 22:58:01 EST Hey :D I'm a 19 year old college sophomore. I just need some motivation to keep me on track to go from 140 to 115. Sun, 1 May 2011 21:33:57 EST Im new :) My name is hannah, about to be a college sophmore. I have always been chubby but have always been very athletic. I have tried to diet manyyyy times and they have always failed. Hopefully with SP I can keep it going :) Tue, 12 Apr 2011 08:31:00 EST New here yep yep! ok so im new to the forum hello everybody :) Fri, 8 Apr 2011 14:08:11 EST Hello :) My name is Kayla. I live in southwest Missouri. I'm 19 years old and currently weight 180 goal weight is 135 pounds. I have went from 135 to 180 in a year. I moved out on my own and was introduced to video games and role playing games. I play World of Warcraft a lot, though I am now working on cutting back. I also really like to knit with my Knifty Knitter loom. I am in college though I have no idea what I want to do with my life. Maybe Cosmetology? Maybe a doctor? Wed, 6 Apr 2011 13:06:22 EST Looking for a SparkBuddy! Hi! My name is Niki and I'm 18. I'm looking for a SparkBuddy. Just someone to help keep me motivated and to share advice/tips with. I'm very open to ideas and I'm also very outgoing. If you're interested let me know :). I could really use a friend :D. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:30:56 EST New Here, Looking for Friends! Hi everyone, my name is Niki, I'm 18 and I'm from KY. I found out about SP through my cousin Sarah. We were talking about starting weight loss blogs and she recommended SP so here I am. I am a SAHM to 2 young boys. After getting pregnant with my first son my weight sky rocketed. I went from 132 lbs to 250 lbs. I managed to lose 25 lbs and I was making good progress until I found out that I was pregnant again. I'm now 2 months postpartum and unhappy. I can't shop for clothes without breaking d... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:59:58 EST NEW AND NEED HELP Hi everyone. I'm new to this and have tried a lot of things. Brief story: used to weight 61 and started eating healthier and exercising, lost 10 kilos parents frightened. The theme became an obsession and I started having constant binges, I used to purge for about two months but stopped this. Now I have gained 10 kilos again and keep having binges. I feel anxiety and am depressed all the time. I have received help and I have better days than others only these last have been horrible. I keep g... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 21:50:53 EST New... My name is Wendy. I'm 18 years old. I'm a recent high school graduate and new college student. I've always been chubby and I've decided to do something about it. I hope to make friends along the way to help support me. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 22:33:42 EST NEW! Heya! I'm Abra and I just moved to NC. Looking for a buddy to share my progress and hard times with through this journey! Everyone needs some support and I'd love to motivate someone else! Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:08:24 EST sheree here :) Im sheree. <BR> IM trying to lose weight on a fulltime schedule. <BR> I need movitation. Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:36:08 EST Hi Hi, I'm Elizabeth! <BR> I've always been a relatively heavy person and as much as I would accredit myself to having a somewhat healthy amount of self confidence, my size has definitely held me back from experiencing life.I hope I can meet some great friends on here with similar goals! Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:41:44 EST Hi Hi, I'm Elizabeth! <BR> I've always been a relatively heavy person and as much as I would accredit myself to having a somewhat healthy amount of self confidence, my size has definitely held me back from experiencing life.I hope I can meet some great friends on here with similar goals! Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:41:33 EST Hey im mashauna My name is mashauna and im an 18 year freshman in college. My CW is 178 & my GW is 130 :) I really need a weight-loss buddy to help keep me motivate and just to go through this journey with and to help each other. I am a very open-mindind person and i love making new friends so if your interested or have any advice just add me or message me :) Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:44:39 EST Hey;) My name's Samantha,I'm really glad I could be apart of this team and finally do something about they way I look.Let the journey begin! <em>224</em> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 01:38:22 EST Hey Hey!!! I'm Natalie! Can't wait to see the progress that is made in the next few months. Excited to be apart of a community that is positive and supportive. Check out my spark page and add me as a friend. Looking to make connections and really make the most of this experience!!! Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:45:54 EST Hola!! Hi! my name is McKenzie and I am currently going to school at the University of Oklahoma. I'm originally from the Bay Area in California though so this is a whole different experience for me. Anyways, I'm really excited to be part of a group with people my age, so feel free to add me as a friend/say hi! I think meeting people on Spark People and forming a community is such an important part of the whole weight loss progress, so I'm trying to form as many connections on here as I can! Hope to ... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 16:01:04 EST Hi everyone! My name is Emily! But I like to go by Em. I'm 18 and I'm a senior in high school. I'm sure I'm here for the same reason as all of you, I just want to get in shape so my appearance doesn't stand in the way of my confidence anymore. I'm glad I found so many people my own age here, and I know how much better I would feel personally if I were a little more in shape, so I want to help you guys out too. If any one ever needs any kind of support or help I'm here! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:30:53 EST Studying Abroad In 9 days I'll start studying abroad in Mexico. I'm just starting the program, getting me sea-legs, so to speak. <BR> <BR> Has anyone done SparkPeople while they've been in another country? I don't have very much control over what/when I eat. I'll be eating whatever my host-mom puts on the table. <BR> <BR> Luckily, though, I'll be walking to and from school twice a day, getting about 4 miles total. <BR> <BR> Still, walking won't save me. Keeping motivated to eat healthy while I'm eating... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 21:59:30 EST Heyyy Desperately trying to lose weight, and thought this might help. Was a bit shocked to find a lack of guys on this site, which is making me feel a bit insecure lol. <BR> <BR> <BR> Well I'll probably be on/off to tell you all how things are going, I've lost 7lbs in about two/three weeks so far so I'll tell you all how I do in the next few weeks. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:57:36 EST Hello! :) I'm Cat, I'm 18 and I live in London :) <BR> nice to meet you. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 20:00:46 EST Suggestions for Strength Training? I just started watching what I eat and doing some cardio about a week ago but I'm lost on what I should do as far as strength training. What do you all do? <BR> I've got a weight bench at my disposal btw. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:18:10 EST Hello :) Hi I'm Kirstie. I'm 19 and have just started my second semester of college. I play soccer at my college but I'm not in the greatest of shape and I really want to lose some weight and make myself stronger. And make myself more fit for my team. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading! Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:57:35 EST hi im evey :) I joined this sparkteam to find sparkfriends my age so feel free to add me. Im 19, 143lbs and looking to lose 17lbs in the next sixty days. :) Thu, 20 Jan 2011 03:53:09 EST Fighting Temptations Hi, I started my diet 2 weeks ago & have been struggling to fight the urge to not cheat, I have slipped up 2x already & want that to be the last time it happens. If any of y'all have suggestions please tell. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 01:46:39 EST new team member Hi my names Aubree, I have a 2yr old boy & im a freshman in college. Im trying to stay motivated & fight any of yall have suggestions on how i can improve? Sun, 16 Jan 2011 01:23:20 EST third times a charm?? my name is claire and this is my third time joining this site..i lack overall motivation and would like encouragement from anyone. I have been on the overweight side all my life and my goal is to lose the 30 pounds that I need to in time for my graduation from high school in June. I would really like to begin college with a fresh start!! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 21:59:39 EST allo :3 My name is Dani. I'm 18 and I've been struggling with my weight since I was 7; just recently I have gone off to college and have reached my all time biggest, 212 pounds, and being home for break and thinking about the new year has made me realize I don't want this struggle anymore so I have decided to join a supportive community and get fit. Since I've been home I've already lost 6 pounds and now I'm joining spark to help me lose more and stay strong and encouraged. <BR> I would like to make ... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 16:40:49 EST Let's get to know our team Name: Tiffany <BR> <BR> Age: 18 <BR> <BR> Occupation: Full time student <BR> <BR> I'm a new member and I just want to get out of the life that I'm living. I can get by as the funny fat girl but I want to change. I have a guy that I'm really in to and I want to look good so that he will notice me. I need all the help I can get. <em>30</em> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 15:29:40 EST New to SparkPeople =) Hi! I'm Sarah Anne, and I'm a sophomore in college looking to lead a healthy lifestyle. I have been using the website FatSecret for over a year to track my calories, but I recently discovered SparkPeople and prefer the supportive community and focus on general well-being that it offers. New year, new perspective! <BR> <BR> For the full story of why I'm here, see my SparkPage, but here's the summary: I gained about 10 pounds my first semester of college and then lost 20 by the summer. Now (th... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 10:27:46 EST hey! :] hey. so, my name's michelle and obviously i want to lose some extra pounds. i used to work at sonic and gained some and lost some there. now im in a more relaxed job, but the problem is: i work tthird shift and im the only one here. i get serious midnight munchies and ive gaineed 5 lbs in the month that ive worked here so far. school starts back in 2 weeks and im hoping to get more fitness done there. as of now, my goal is to lose 15 lbs every 3 months. my family tries to be supportive, but m... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 02:49:28 EST New to the Team! Hi everyone! I just signed up for the site and I'm really excited to start living healthier. I'd love to meet some other team members - check out my sparkpage and leave me a comment or add me or message me :] Fri, 24 Dec 2010 08:31:36 EST Hey There! I would love a SparkBuddy! Hi! My name is Becca. I have used this site before but never stuck to it, I have currently been active for a little over two weeks. I have another 37 pounds to lose. I am just under 5'8" and 19 years old. This is my life and I am taking control of it. Just reply or write on my wall if interested! I look forward to hearing from you. =] <BR> Sun, 5 Dec 2010 13:40:58 EST Hello, new girl here Hello! I'm new to this team and to the site! <BR> Man! Tomorrow will make it a week since i started this site. Its been one hectic and emotional week! Im so scared! UGH. <BR> <BR> But young adults :) <BR> Heres a little intro to me! <BR> I'm 18 years old :) And believe it or not struggled with weight for a long time. I'm not obese, just over! And when i WASNT OVER i let all the negativity get to me and it caused me to be the way i am. <BR> I don't get much support or positivity in my life. ... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 00:07:47 EST Hi! I'm new. Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm an eighteen year old girl from California, just trying to be healthier and find some inspiration. I love reading, brightly colored socks, and making friends, so if you've got some free time, talk to me. =] Sat, 11 Sep 2010 00:07:43 EST I love sunshine :) Hello everyone! I'm the new girl and instead of shyly hiding in the corner, eating my lunch all by myself, I decided to introduce myself! I'm Ellie, and I'm an aspiring writer, though the only thing I'm working on right now is the blog on my page *shameless plug*, student, easily amused, playdough loving, hula hooping, sundress wearing, type of girl. I think in every goal that you set for yourself, you have a much greater chance of reaching it with people alongside you. So I'm counting on you... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:58:35 EST Hey Everyone!! My name is Kadie, I am 18 and just joined this site! I really hope it helps me lose weight. According to SparkPeople I am on the verge of being overweight at 5'5 and 164 pounds...WOW that shocked me! I am hoping to make friends on here that I can help support and that they will do the same! I am also the mother to a 15 month old baby girl, so if any other young mom's want to chat, dont be afraid :) Tue, 20 Jul 2010 19:18:31 EST Hi everyone :) Hi, my name is Sara and I'm 19 years old. I joined SparkPeople a few months ago, but I haven't really explored much of the website until recently. I've only been using the nutrition and fitness tracker. I decided that I wanted to get involved in a few SparkTeams though. So, here's my story....I've always been at least a little bit overweight my entire life (even just by 10 or 15 pounds) and I was teased a lot when I was younger even by some of my so called "friends", but when I turned 16 I de... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 04:40:26 EST Off to a rocky start Hello i am new here. <BR> Some basics about me...I am 5'4 about 16olbs, im stressing about school (my last year in community college), im moving out in less than a year, im getting married in 7months and on top of it all i cant seem to stop gaining weight! Im super stressed and always seem to hurt myself which puts me out of the gym for a week or 2 at a time. I currently have ribs out of place making it very hard to move and breathe! <BR> <BR> Anyways hopefully i can get some support and gai... Sun, 18 Jul 2010 04:27:17 EST A Waste of My Time Just to introduce my self I thought I'd let you all know why I'm here. For years I procrastinated on making any real changes in my life. I've wasted so much time, effort, and emotions on my weight and other goals and never actually did anything about it. Well I'm sick of it!!!! I'm sick of thinking instead of doing. I'm sick of making excuses for myself instead of changing my circumstances. I'm sick of the word later, tomorrow, cant, and fat instead I want to hear the word RIGHT NOW, I can, I... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:59:10 EST Hello My name is Anna and I just turned 19 in June. I am now looking to lose 100 pounds and am very determined to do so. I am sick of missing out on all of the fun of my teen years-dating and dancing and buying the clothes that I want-just because I am overweight and insecure. <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> By the way, I would suggest checking out a new show called "Huge". It is essentially about a bunch of teens at a fat camp, but it is actually really good! It airs on ABC Family on Monday nights, but i... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 13:44:08 EST Hey all This year I gain some weigh, but now I need to lose it before becames to late, and I would appreciate any advice that you may give me... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 01:30:27 EST Moving Out? Hi guys. I was wondering what you all think about this. <BR> <BR> I'm going to college this fall, and I don't know whether to move out or live at home. I only live 30 minutes away from campus, so it's not a bad commute. And, my school is pretty much a commuter campus - we have very limited dorm space. <BR> <BR> So, if I want to move out, I'll have to get an apartment somewhere and find a roommate. But I also need to keep a high GPA for acceptance into nursing school, and my parents are ... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 17:22:10 EST Caffeine Intake I’m pretty much addicted to caffeine – I can’t get through the day without at least two cups of coffee. My uncle told me that he cut caffeine out of his diet for a year and lost a lot of weight, but he might have just been saying that to torture me. Has anyone had any firsthand experience with this? Thu, 8 Jul 2010 15:15:40 EST Hey Hey, I'm new here try to slim down. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:19:15 EST Hi, Everyone! Hey I'm new to this site, yet not so new. I've actually been on SparkTeens for about 2 years now, but then I turned 18. I started the Spark program in February 2010, after several years of trying to change and failing. This year I have done the best I have ever done in my life. I have lost 60 pounds so far, and I'm still losing! Sun, 30 May 2010 11:53:02 EST any tricks to help with belly fat? Ive been working out every day, and i want to start working on my stomach, does anyone kno any good ab workouts besides crunches? Thu, 20 May 2010 03:01:08 EST wat exercises can i do? i dnt have access to a gym or to any equipment. what exercises can i do to lose weight fast. Wed, 19 May 2010 09:47:09 EST Intro. My name is Colleen, I'm 18 years old & I'm from MB, Canada. What else is there to say? Grad is coming up in a bit, along with I'd like to lose about 20 pounds, I hope this works. XOXO Fri, 14 May 2010 09:08:21 EST Buddy? (: Slightly self explanatory. I'm 18, and at University. Looking for someone to help me stay motivated and viceversa. (: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 11:19:38 EST New here and looking for friends. :) Hi everyone, I'm fairly new here and just looking for friends!! I love meeting new people and extra motivation is always a plus. :) Tue, 20 Apr 2010 00:57:28 EST Hi Everyone, I'm new : ) Hi guys, <BR> <BR> My name is Michaela, I'm 19 and I'm in London :) <BR> i'm really looking forward to keeping my new weight loss plan and really sticking to it. <BR> I've done ALOT of fad diets and I'm looking for a new more effective plan. <BR> It would bee nice to have a spark buddy or two for support and a few laughs too. you dont need to be in UK :) <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading x please reply x Mon, 19 Apr 2010 15:18:08 EST NEW HERE Hi this is my first day here. I am not sure where to start. I will move today on purpose and try to eat right when I am out of town with my fiends. Oh what a trial. huh. Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:46:08 EST help anyone? okay so ive been trying to figure this nutrition thing out and like im so lost. ive basically only eaten like 600 calories in the last two days. idk what i should eat or shouldnt. im scared that if i eat something that i would usually eat, ill over indulge and enjoy it too much... <BR> so any tips on what i should eat or anything? Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:15:06 EST Hello Hello everyone. <BR> My name is Charles. I just joined sparkpeople tonight. I currently weigh 165 and I want to lose probably 5 pounds. Mostly I want to lose the fat that is covering the 8-pack abs that I KNOW I have. LOL. <BR> <BR> I just thought I'd introduce myself. Sat, 6 Mar 2010 22:13:42 EST I need support!! My roommate is not being very supportive, i need a sparkbuddy who will help motivate me and i'll help motivate them. Also interested in any tips you have, I'm a new sparker. XD Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:16:03 EST I wana make some friends on herre! Heyyy im Chanel :) im 18 a fulltime college student ready to get fit! This is my first full week of Spark People and im looking for friends on herre to keep eachother motivated and all that corny but F.U.N. stuff lol get in touch with mee on herre :D Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:00:16 EST Ay! I need some friends! :] motivation is mostly why i signed up. I'm about to push myself out of my house, and into the gym but i'll be back later! Mon, 8 Feb 2010 13:48:22 EST I need a buddy! Hey! My name's Kayla! I'm a college student with a busy life, and I'm looking for a buddy to help keep me motivated. If anyone's interested, please let me know! I think it would be so helpful to have a buddy to help keep me on track and vice versa!! : ) Fri, 22 Jan 2010 22:33:09 EST Hey SparkPeople Hey there! So Im 18, and just got into college (woo). Now I'm planning a trip to Europe, one week in the spring, and then one for the whole upcoming summer. I really want to establish myself at a weight that will not only make me look good for my trips ( :-P ) but also that I can maintain throughout college. I'm new to this and have never really dieted before, so any advice or tips or just a hello from one of you would be wonderful! I can't do this alone and I know it. <BR> <BR> A little ... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:59:22 EST texting buddies i need someone who I can talk to whenever. my motivation is down...and I want to be able to help other people. anyone want to be texting buddies? send me sparkmail! Tue, 19 Jan 2010 01:41:28 EST Sparkbuddy? I would like to motivate and create accountability for someone and hope receive the same in return <em>30</em> Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:47:57 EST Yeah! I'm so excited to find people my own age who make losing weight more bearable and fun. Can't wait to make friends with such awesome people. <BR> Sarah <em>30</em> Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:35:00 EST hi =] My name is McCall, i live in SLC, UT. I'm 18 years old, a high school senior, and have lost 6 lbs so far (I'm aiming for 25.) <BR> I'm looking for some motivation, especially from people in my age group. So yeah, this is me introducing myself. <BR> .:*MC*:. <BR> Sun, 17 Jan 2010 22:26:58 EST I need a SparkBuddy! I'm an 18 (19 in 13 days!) year old female in college looking for somebody to track progress with! I'm ready to help with motivation and I'm looking for someone to do the same for me in return...Preferably somebody who checks this just about every day. Anyone interested? Mon, 11 Jan 2010 15:30:18 EST Hello lovelies! Hello all! I'm 19, Canadian and cuhhhrazy. :P <BR> <BR> I joined the YA team because I'm young, wanting to get active and ready to do it now! (Also, the 'Teens' group couldn't seem to spell to save their lives in their description.) <BR> <BR> I'm here to connect with new friends, new strategies and ideas. I'm here to learn and to teach. (I've already lost 40ish lbs, so I'm not completely new to the game, just getting back into it! <BR> <BR> I'm in college, studying film and I love cookin... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 00:25:59 EST Hey (newbie) hi everyone im new my name is sara, my sister has been forcing me to join spark for a while now, and ive finally made it. I really need to shift this weight before it gets out of hand, so heres hoping spark works for me. Anyways just thought i'd introduce myself and start making new spark friends :) Wed, 6 Jan 2010 13:00:36 EST Hi! I'm New Hi. I'm Katelin and I have been trying to lose weight for a long time now. It is a struggle adjusting to a new diet and workout plan. I am hoping that this time I can do it and be a healthier, happier me. Tue, 29 Dec 2009 18:39:53 EST getting around to introduc tion.... Hi, I'm not really new but i haven't been active in the group. I lost almost 30lbs this summer using this site to help me and now I am looking to lose maybe 10 more so I can feel good and completely healthy with my weight so i'm back to working out and watching my food. If anyone wants a buddy or wants to support me with reaching my goal then come say hi :) Sun, 20 Dec 2009 18:02:38 EST HEY! Glad to find you Hello! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if people my age were on this thing, it seems like a great way to lose a bit of weight before we reach that age where it is impossible to. AND plus, we are being proactive about it, that's the great part. As long as it isnt obsessive or uneccesary. Anyways. GREAT to have found this group...i'll be checking up ever so often :D Wed, 4 Nov 2009 00:13:37 EST hey. i am new and i need some motavation! hi guys my name is merissa. i am new in this website. i am trying to get into shape because i am getting married in june of 2010. any advice, tips, ideas... anything would be very helpful... thank you! Mon, 2 Nov 2009 12:45:38 EST Lets try this again. I'm Cassandra and i am 19. I just started using as opposed to haha. Spark teens was very helpful but since im getting very close to the end of my teenage years i decided that i may need an account that didnt revolve around people all being younger than me. most of my friends on that site were 16 and under. Sounds a little creepy haha. Sun, 1 Nov 2009 13:17:37 EST Finding Fashion for Plus Sizes Hello all.. I have been MIA for a while due to me creating a site for plus size fashion. I have found a LOT of unique styles. Please check it out. There is a support page there as well for fashion advice. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Other than that, I have lost almost 40 lbs since the last time that I have been on. It's been rough. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.html </link> Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:39:15 EST Her I go again! My name is Sydney and I am picking up the diet thing again. Sure I need support but I would also like to make some new friends. My goals are something like this...loose 40 pounds, get a man, live happily ever after. Anyone else out there with my high expectations? Ha ha. Well I am writing a daily blog if you care to read my jumbled thoughts and lame, sarcastic humor. Or you could just send a message my way and I would be perfectly happy to converse with you. This is an awesome site and it has... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:54:30 EST Hi Everyone!! Hello! I'm Ash and like everyone else I'm here to get support with losing weight. I've been overweight all my life and my birthday was recently so I made the decision not to let my weight control my life anymore. I've always wondered about this site and now seems like the perfect time to try it. No more excuses! :) I'm into a lot of things like reading, music and a good horror flick, slasher and zombie mostly. I'm looking forward to talking and losing weight with you all!!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Oct 2009 00:44:26 EST RDY 4 A NEW BEGINNING HELLO MY NAME IS TIFFANY I AM FRM WASHINGTON DC AND I AM 18YRS OLD THE PROUD MOM OF AN 18MTH OLD BABY GIRL NEW TO THIS SITE AND LOOKING TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS Mon, 12 Oct 2009 23:43:20 EST Hello everyone! I'm new here! Hi everyone, my name is Hope, Im new to spark people and I really dont know how it all works yet! Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:10:36 EST does any1 here LIVE IN THE DALLAS/F ORTWORTH AREA! i need a friend thats close... <BR> a sparkbuddy to lean on... <BR> so let me know!! Tue, 6 Oct 2009 06:16:21 EST Hello! ^.^ My name is Pie and I'm fat. <BR> <BR> I thought I'd just let you know. <BR> <BR> It's hard finding people around my age that's overweight like I am. Most of my friends are skinny. :/ <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can make a new friend or two that know what I'm all about. Sun, 30 Aug 2009 10:38:57 EST Hey there! I'm new to this team. I'm just looking for people around my age to turn to for support. I have a good amount of weight to lose and I want to stick with it! Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:12:17 EST Hello Hi just joined this group and Sparkspeople. Wanting to say hello to everyone. Tina Wed, 19 Aug 2009 01:50:24 EST A new team getting started come be apart of it Hey I have just started a new team called college students or soon to be. I really want this team to be a motivational group that helps everyone. SO come be apart of ths team Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:02:43 EST I'm New and need some help getting motivated hi you can call me Cm i really need help getting motivated to lose these extra pounds. <em>224</em> Mon, 10 Aug 2009 14:14:26 EST i have a newb question i cannot figure out how to get my picture to show up on the forums and when i comment people. also, i have noticed that several people have a little animated picture of themselves for their picture. how do i get one of those? <BR> thankyou! Thu, 23 Jul 2009 14:31:09 EST Hey! Hey, my name is Kirsten and I'm 19. :) I joined this site hoping to keep myself motivated to lose weight. I'm currently not where I'd like to be, but I've already lost ten pounds. I'm excited to keep going, and so far the gym is actually not that bad! Haha. :) Hopefully I can use this site as a big motivator. Tue, 21 Jul 2009 02:57:38 EST Hello! Hello! <BR> My name is Livvy and I am 19 years old. I am in college in the program of Tourism and Travel as I hope to travel the world one day. I have started my losing weight program as of this month and so far has been very sucessful. I hope to find some friends on this website I can help motivate and be motivated by, <BR> <BR> Bye! Wed, 15 Jul 2009 10:02:02 EST Ya know? Hii, I'm Miranda. I'm new to the team and the site. I've always tried to lose weight for most of my life, but I always get into it and then i fall off track and just forget about it for a while,then get back into it & over again like always. But this time I really wanna do this for real & stick to a new healthier life style. Anyone else feel the same? <BR> <BR> I'd really like some people on here to keep motivated & just some one to talk to, seriously all my friends have no weight problems ... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 01:22:19 EST 18 And Very Overweight Hey everyone <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I have been looking for a team like this for a while. It is nice to have support from people in your own age group who know what its like. <BR> <BR> Im just going to keep this simple, I am very outgoing and I love to meet new people and make new friends. I just need support and motivation to make my weight loss goal a success. I will definetly offer my support as well. If you want to know anything else, or want to talk to me, just visit my sparkpage Mon, 13 Jul 2009 21:48:31 EST Hey guys, I'm new! :) Hey guys, I'm new! :) Sun, 12 Jul 2009 17:52:37 EST Hey guys! ... I need a weight loss buddy! I've finally decided to buckle down and lose the extra weight- over 50 lbs! Eek! Anyone in the same boat as me?? I'd love a buddy I can text and email for motivation and support. And of course I'd return the favor :-) <BR> <BR> I'm a 19 year old girl living in Western Ma. Current stats: 5'6", 172 lbs, size 13. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Well I'd love to get to know some people on here! Have a great day everyone. Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:07:26 EST Hey I'm new! I'm new to this Sat, 27 Jun 2009 00:51:29 EST New to the team = D I'm 19 years old and I'm married, got married young but for personal reasons. I'm over weight and I cannot wait to lose weight. I used to be really thin in high school and then I got out and got comfortable with my husband, so now I'm paying for it. I'm excited to meet new people and talk about losing weight Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:39:40 EST New =] Hey- <BR> I'm new to all of this, it definitely took me about 5 minutes to even realize how to post! My mom found this website and it looked like a great tool to help me lose the weight! <BR> I have a huge family, one of 6 children and we've just begun the weddings. One of my sisters just got married 3 weeks ago and I told myself that I would be at my goal weight by the wedding date, needless to say I was 10 pounds heavier then when I started "dieting". So now my dad's wedding is in May of 2... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 12:57:52 EST Hey, new to the team! Hey I'm 19 years old. A rising junior in college. Have struggled with my weight all my life. I was athletic all through school, but quit sports my senior year of high school and gained a tremendous amount of weight these past 2 years. I've decided this is my year to do something about it, to be more health conscious and to get back into those jeans I miss so much! I hope to meet some other guys and girls my age who are going through the same thing. Let's all be each other's support systems! :... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 20:48:57 EST Heyy =] Hey, <BR> <BR> My name is Charley and Im 18 years old. At the moment i am concentrating on enoying my life to the max, but deep down i am an insecure little girl that is wanting to be thin thin thin. <BR> <BR> I am doing the rosemary conly diet and ive lost nearly two stone in a few months. Im really hoping to lose more and be about 9 stone when i go on my first holiday with my boyfriend in September. <BR> <BR> So if you want to know anymore please ask, id love some friends. Mon, 1 Jun 2009 04:40:06 EST New to website Hello everyone my name is Gigi and I am new to this site and group. I motivated to change my life and being healthy is a big step to a better life. I currently weigh about 219 pounds and I want to get down to 150. I have an issue with my breasts, I do not want to lose any weight there but I am afraid I will. That's a set back for me. I don't want to be skinny I just want to be healthy and live as long as I can. Sun, 24 May 2009 23:21:43 EST NeW tO tHe TeAm! Hi my name is Nikkie. First off i am working on my latest lifestyle change and so far so good. I am not new to SP but i gave up last time because i hit a rough patch and had no one there to help me...I just recently moved to Norfolk,Ne and was kindof in the same position but i met my buddy Nicole and we started working out together and i decided to get involved in teams as well to meet new people in the same position. feel free to message me.. THANKS! Wed, 20 May 2009 17:56:31 EST Keeping Motivated Sometimes I have some trouble keeping motivated. I start to think "what's the point of this?" and "what else is there to do with friends besides eat?" It starts to get really difficult to stick with the program of eating healthy. <BR> <BR> What are some things you do to keep yourself motivated and on track? Fri, 15 May 2009 10:52:17 EST hiya :D hey <BR> my name is Hannah and I'm 19 and I'm looking to loose around 80-100lbs..started my diet on the 23rd April so doing well so far by loosing 6lbs <em>41</em> <BR> hope to meet some lovely people who can help me out a bit when I get stuck - it would be returned of course <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Hannah x Thu, 7 May 2009 04:55:45 EST Anyone out there into triathlons? heyy peeps, just looking for others that are into triathlons. i've been in a triathlon for the last three years, the first two years i had a partner and this last year i completed it by myself. <em>104</em> <BR> Anyone else out there? Wed, 6 May 2009 15:25:27 EST Hello Hello everyone! I just wanted to tell everyone hello. My name is Amanda, and I just joined. I'm still figuring things out! But I'd really like to lose weight, but I'd like some friends, who want the same goals. Please message me or anything if anyone needs anything (: Sat, 2 May 2009 23:33:30 EST Me Hi, I'm around the same age and I struggle with my weight like most. I am here to find people around the same age as me that are going through the same thing. <em>41</em> Sat, 2 May 2009 17:26:53 EST Me Hi, I'm around the same age and I struggle with my weight like most. I am here to find people around the same age as me that are going through the same thing. <em>41</em> Sat, 2 May 2009 17:24:55 EST Summer Plans So school is almost out, and summer is just around the corner. What are your summer plans, and how will your weight loss program change? <BR> <BR> For me, there's a huge change that I'm excited about. I'm going to be selling books for Southwestern Company. Basically I go door-to-door for 12-13 hours a day, selling educational study guides. This requires me to run from house to house (exercise!!) 6 days a week, and I am responsible for buying my own food. This means I can buy all healthy... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 01:08:51 EST Hey everyone My nickname is Poppy, I am new to SP. A bit nervous about posting here, also joined the emotional eating team. I'm 18 and dealing with depression, and some social anxiety, so I do not have many friends our age. I eat when I want to get something difficult or stressful off my mind, and also when I need comforting. Trying to get down to my goal weight. Hoping to find some help and support here :) Tue, 28 Apr 2009 09:09:25 EST does anyone live in the Eugene Oregon area I would love to have someone with similar goals and or weight loss to workout with. <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Apr 2009 23:07:30 EST Always over on my fats what are some suggestions on easy foods that are low in fat. I am having a REALLY hard time both staying under on my fat and also making my protine goals. What do you guys think. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Courtney <BR> Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:56:22 EST Hi. . . I thought that I would introduce myself to everyone because I am new in your team. . . <BR> <BR> I'm Nickolette, I'm freshly 19 years old. I attend school at the University of MT and I love it here. I have always had a weight issue. <BR> In 5th grade I was a big girl, I had always been the tallest in my class but, my feminine hormones kicked in and I started putting on weight like no tomorrow. Before I knew there was a problem I was almost the heaviest in my class. <BR> From there is was a s... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 15:53:09 EST Hey hey! Hey I'm pretty new to Spark People! Fri, 3 Apr 2009 09:37:02 EST Diet Buddys? Hiiii, IM beth, im 19, and im in the midst of losing my freshman 15 (actually it was more like 23 but whatever) anywayyy im now stuck at that last half stone/10 pound hurdle, and seem to have hit a brick wall, im wondering if anyone else is in a similar situation/has similar goals (mine is to lose weight and tone up for my holiday in june)/is a similar weight/has a similar goal weight , and would want to be a bit of a diet buddy to me just for sort of mutual motivation. It doesnt matter where... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 07:55:37 EST Hello! I'm 18 and just started Spark People a little while ago. I'm lookin for some Spark friends so send me some mail if you want to chat. <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Mar 2009 13:48:48 EST Hi =) I've been on SparkPeople for a while now, never really been active on it though. Anyway... <BR> Hi everyone! I just joined this team, yay! <em>200</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:54:02 EST Strendth training Hey so I just joined sparkpeople and am looking for ideas for strength training exercises? i hate weights so I'm looking for dryland exercises. what is a good routine that will burn calories? Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:54:30 EST Newbie! So, I just signed up and I need some people to help me figure out a few things! Just feel free to contact me :)! Sat, 7 Mar 2009 01:15:48 EST Night Munchies I always find the hardest time to eat right is at night. I have started the core plan of weight watchers, is anyone else on that? I have been eating popcorn since its a core food. Anyone have any other healthy snacks at night? <BR> <BR> If anyone is on weight watchers or interested in the core plan add me as a buddy. I would love to work on it with you! Wed, 4 Mar 2009 22:16:52 EST Sort of a Newbie Hi all, <BR> <BR> My name is Brit and I've been surfing around Spark People for quite a while now (had an old account and I forgot the screen name). I'm a freshmen in college and I just decided to try and be healthier and lose at least 15 pounds instead of gaining the freshmen 15. <BR> <BR> Best wishes, <BR> <BR> Brit Sat, 21 Feb 2009 16:03:49 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 10 Feb 2009 00:45:23 EST Hi Hello everyone. My name is Torrie and I'm 19 years old. I'm finishing my high school credits (they got badly messed up at my old high school). I'm hoping to get into Central Washington University. I volunteer in the office at Habitat for Humanity once a week. Sun, 8 Feb 2009 20:45:03 EST hiya :) im shaquanda, my friends call me quanda or shaq haha. i dont have a preference <BR> im 18 and a senior in high school headed to Liberty University. <BR> im looking forward to making friends and such <BR> :) <BR> Sun, 8 Feb 2009 11:33:35 EST New Kid Hey everyone, I'm new :3 <BR> I'm Kikii, 18 years young, Scottish, and a 1stYear Uni Student. <BR> I've been looking to shift my excess weight for a long time, and think this website might be the one thing that keeps me motivated enough to reach my goals :D <BR> <BR> So hello! :3 Wed, 4 Feb 2009 13:41:15 EST hey everyone! im new.. hey everyone my name is Tina and I am 18 and in college, I just started and would like a buddy i just dont know exactly how to start that so if anyone is interested and tell me how to do so please let me know thanks! Wed, 4 Feb 2009 11:14:57 EST Hello.. :) Hi everyone, <BR> my name is Jocelynne and i'm 18 years old. <BR> I have a daughter who is 18 months old... <BR> anyway i would like to meet some people who have the same weight problem as me who want to fix it.. i used to be 130 pounds for the longest time and im 5'2" <BR> but now im 190 pounds and i need to lose a lot of weight. I'm sick of being fat. <BR> having a baby didnt exactly help my weight. <BR> and stress and depression. so anyway if you want to talk message me or something or po... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:50:43 EST What are your goals for the new year? As the new year begins, we are all working hard on our new year resolutions. Im interested in knowing what goals people are making? How are you going to make sure that they last all year? <BR> As I just became a team leader, my goal is to stay active on this page. I have had spark for about a year now but was never active enough. So this year I want to stay involved! I dont want my resolutions to last a year, but I hope that I make life long changes this year. Tue, 13 Jan 2009 21:35:41 EST Hi Hi my name is Ashtin just wanted to stop in and say hi I'm new Mon, 12 Jan 2009 13:25:12 EST diet pills hiya, <BR> does anyone know of any diet pills that work? <BR> ive been offered hoodia and the pink patch, but im unsure if they work - i dont want to spend money on something that wont work! <BR> but then im desperate to get this weight off!! <BR> xxxx Fri, 14 Nov 2008 20:25:12 EST hello!! hiya everyone! <BR> my name is hayley, i am 19 and would love some help to lose some weight. <BR> I am travelling to New Zealand on christmas day and would love to lose those extra few pounds to get that bikini body!! <BR> im not too good at sticking to diets and fitness so think a little help may be needed - would be so grateful if you guys could help!! <BR> <BR> hope to chat some of you soon xxx Fri, 7 Nov 2008 20:24:09 EST Hey, hey! Hey, I'm Sky. I'm 18, and well... I'm fat! But hey, I'm working on it. ;) just wanted to stop by and say hello. :] <BR> I'm also looking for a SP buddy to keep in touch with! Stop by my page if you're interested! <BR> much love. Thu, 9 Oct 2008 12:49:13 EST The Noob xD My name's Ashley and I just discovered this site when trying to find some other diet plan. I weigh about 170 and decided it's time it has to go. I want to weigh about 130 so 40-45lbs is my target. <BR> It seems nice in this group ^-^ Mon, 8 Sep 2008 18:03:18 EST Hellooo :) Hey all! My name's Jess and I'm 19 years old. I am completely dedicated to getting a healthy (and, if I want to be honest, skinnyyy) body. I'm joining the Navy in late February so I hope to be in top physical condition before I leave for boot camp so I don't kill myself while I'm there! If anybody wants to talk about they health/fitness/weight issues I'm more than happy to listen and offer advice. I'm always looking for new people to talk to here so don't be a stranger! Sun, 7 Sep 2008 12:35:13 EST HEY! I'm new here. Hope to know you people better! Wed, 3 Sep 2008 08:59:58 EST Just wanted to say hey! Hi everybody! I'm new to Spark and I am so excited to live a healthier lifestyle. I can't wait to make new friends and start my journey! Mon, 25 Aug 2008 13:40:29 EST Hello Hey everyone I am Sarah I am a 19 year old psychology student. I want to become a healthier person and I want to lose 50 lbs and keep them off. I am have trouble staying motivated. If anyone has some advise for me I would be very thankful. Fri, 1 Aug 2008 21:40:38 EST BUDDY CHALLENGE---Au gust-September <BR> hey!!! you look great and your progress is inspiring!! would you like to join my buddy challenge?? its from august-sept. if you'd like to join the challenge but receive this comment after the start date (8/1), thats totally fine!! just join in anyway! (as opposed to ending on sept 1 u'll end the same day the following month. i.e. u join on the 8th.. your end date will be 9/8. dont feel left out at all!!! no matter if ur end date is 9/30!! the group support and motivation will remain str... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 14:08:28 EST Be happy I want to not feel depressed for the rest of the day, because when I feel depressed I tend to eat for my emotions. Thu, 24 Jul 2008 17:40:57 EST Hello! Hello! My name is Ashley and I just joined this team. I have been losing weight since nov. I started out at 176 and currently I am 163... I would love to be in better shape... Weight doesnt bother me, I would love to have muscle and weigh more than be stick skinny and weigh nothing. I am currently doing ZUMBA and it kicks my butt... But thats a good thing... Anyways Hope everyone meets their goals! Good Luck! Mon, 21 Jul 2008 15:04:12 EST Running... I absolutely hate running and jogging and everything related to it. I try to do it, but I really don't enjoy it... It makes me feel nauseous, and I am so tired after 5 minutes (or less)... I love biking, but it seems not to help too much with my cardio routine... Yoga doesn't seem like enough cardio, although I absolutely love it, and videos like hip-hop abs and turbo jam that have cardio routines incorporated just seem so stupid to me... As if they're not doing anything for me. Any advice? Thu, 17 Jul 2008 02:22:28 EST im very new to this..anyone else? im 18 years old and have gained some bad habits (and some extra pounds) since my days of cross country ended. i heard about this site on tv and decided to give it a try. i struggle with motivating myself and staying on track..maybe an accountablitly buddy would help? anyone interested? Fri, 11 Jul 2008 21:12:07 EST New to sparkpeople and excited! My name is Jenna. I am 19 years old, and overweight! I think I have finally found the motivation to change my life. But I lose motivation quickly. I need lots of support and inspiration from teens my age. I'm happy to be involved in this group. If anyone happens to read this, I would love it if you wrote me and gave me your story of weight loss, or your current journey. I am very accepting of help & advice, so please write me. <BR> <BR> I am also looking for someone to help me stay on track ... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 05:14:00 EST Helllooo Hi, Im 18 and trying to lose 45 pounds on sparkpeople..bless this site.. Ive been on here for about two weeks and i am already starting to see positive changes..I thought it was about time to join some teams and go through this journey with others since its always easier to get through an obstacle with friends at your sides. Hope to chat with many of you! Tue, 24 Jun 2008 22:22:52 EST Hello there Hey i've just joined Sparkpeople and thought i'd introduce myself. <BR> <BR> I'm 19 years old (20 in Sept) and live in Sheffield, UK. I'm a Social Policy and Sociology student, just finished my first year. <BR> <BR> I'm on this website as i want to lose around 8lbs however i'm more here to basically tone up and become more fit and healthy (want to be a police officer after i graduate so definitley need to up the fitness. <BR> <BR> Anyway just saying hi and hope to speak to you soon <BR> ... Tue, 17 Jun 2008 16:39:18 EST New :) Name: Katrina <BR> Age: 19 <BR> Status: Engaged <BR> Height: 5"3 <BR> Current Weight: 120 <BR> Goal Weight: 100 <BR> Reason for Weight Loss: Wedding, summer, confidence <BR> Looking for: Advice, motivation, buddies <BR> Fri, 13 Jun 2008 00:56:10 EST New from Georgia I'm Leah. I just graduated high school and looking to start the rest of my new life. :-) I've written about myself on my sparkspage as well as on the introduction the the message boards. Nice to meet y'all Sat, 7 Jun 2008 23:32:02 EST I'm new Hey guys. My name is Beth. My friends call me Bethypoo... lol. But anyway... I'm new here. I'm a high school senior with a major case of senioritis. lol. I graduate 2 weeks from today. I am so excited and looking forward to starting a new life. I'm getting ready to move out of a small town and looking for new friends. So if anyone wants to talk just message me. Peace out Sat, 17 May 2008 22:02:28 EST summer is anyone else nervous about summer? I know i am because at my cabin where i spend the majority of it, there is constantly snacks and pop and ALCOHOL hem hem...along with the normal consumption of breaky, lunch and dinner. This will be challenging... Tue, 13 May 2008 18:04:32 EST New Girl Hi, i'm 19 from iowa I've never done this sort of thing before. I have about 30 pounds to lose, I hope this summer to be able to slim down, I guess i'll see how it goes Mon, 5 May 2008 20:38:27 EST Hi... my names Anna Im 18.... from Australia... I never used to have a problem with my weight... I used to be active at school, in sports teams, if not that then working in hospitality... Last year when I completed high school a friend of mine got me a job in Telelmarketing. Thats when I began to gain weight. Instead of walking around all day I was sitting around making calls. Then we got into uni together my friend and I, and it was an IT course making computer games.. So more sitting in front of a computer for... Thu, 24 Apr 2008 18:09:55 EST HEy I'm 19 years old and 5'3 and I weight about 170 lbs. I have struggled with my weight my whole life and its been a long roller coaster. I feel like I'm beautiful and I have a lot inside of me, but this weight sometimes keeps me back. I know people say that it shouldn't affect anything, but it truly does. I no longer want to feel like I need to shop for big clothes that are flattering on chubby girls. Its time to get down to my goal weight of 120 lbs by age twenty and to be able to wear a bikin... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 23:34:17 EST hi !!! im tiffany <BR> im 18 n in my 2nd year of university in australia studying commerce <BR> i joined this site because i have serious issues with my body and my weight and i'm sick of starting things and not finishin them <BR> i want to loose weight because i want to be happy and loved and when i am at this weight that is not how i feel. <BR> <BR> i weigh 58kg and just over 6mths ago weighed 52kgs. <BR> this is huge for me and it really makes me feel down n depressed n alone =[ <BR> i really... Sat, 19 Apr 2008 06:03:19 EST Success Story Who here has made it to your ultimate goal? Share your inspiring story with us here. Thanks! <em>30</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2008 09:22:52 EST I'm Sara, just joined! hey there.. i'm Sara, im 19 and i live in western 5'8, 140lbs..i want to get down to about 120-125. I really just want to gain muscle and learn to eat right. I live offcampus,so I can make my own food, it's just having the time to make it is the trouble. Im here to get support and tips to stay on track and get the fit&tight body i've been dying for. Wed, 9 Apr 2008 23:03:12 EST wow i suck i soo went over my calories today and i am soo miserable. i feel like totally giving up. Sun, 30 Mar 2008 21:05:35 EST I'm Rebekah and sort of new Hi! I'm Rebekah and trying to lose weight. I'm 18 and about to start school at DePaul in the fall and want a clean slate of being healthy and looking healthy! I've been a member of Sparkpeople for a while, but forgot about it and then "rediscovered" it. I've already lost about 19 pounds, but I need the motivation for the rest of my 20-25lb weight loss! Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:44:47 EST whats going on people???? my name is kistal and i am 18 years of age and i live in newyork. i first joined spark people in febuary but then i stopped coming back on after a week and i gained weight. well now i am gonna do it diffrently and this time sitck it out. young people need to stick together when they are going through a struggle and we all going through that struggle together. <em>249</em> Sat, 29 Mar 2008 19:49:06 EST Yay, I'm new! :) Hi everybody, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team. My name is Addy, I'm 19 and I've gained the freshman fifteen thru the first 3 months of college. I got comments over winter and spring break about the weight I've gained, so I decided to do something about it :) I hope to be able to meet a bunch of you. :) Sat, 29 Mar 2008 03:42:25 EST Hey! Hey, I'm new here. My name's Sarah, and I'm 18 years old. I'm 5'0 1/2 and weigh about 125. My goal is to be around 100ish by mid summer. <BR> <BR> I'm also looking for a diet buddy with similar stats as me. If you're interested, let me know! Tue, 18 Mar 2008 01:02:18 EST Hey all I'm new around here, trying to develop healthy weight loss goals rather than the insane eating disorder I've been struggling with for a while now. Hope to reach my goals, even though everybody says they're too extreme ^^ Sat, 16 Feb 2008 01:41:22 EST Anyone else college stressed? I AM GOING NUTS!!! <BR> THey Cost a arm and a leg and if i choose wrong i am in trouble for like, EVER! I don't want to go far far away from home but it's not like i want to be next door to good ol' mom and dad either. What are you ppl doing? or DID to deal wiith picking out a good place? Tue, 12 Feb 2008 20:18:55 EST Wanna play a game? Corrupted Wish I am in love with Facebook-- Frankly, i think that is why SparkPeople will work for me; i love the internut. SO here is a game i got from one of the groups i am in; <BR> <BR> Corrupted Wish Game; <BR> So here's how it works: The person above you makes a wish and you grant it in an unexpected and bad way. <BR> <BR> For example say someone wishes for all the money in the world, you could answer: granted, but you are crushed under it's weight and never live to enjoy it. <BR> <BR> Be creativ... Fri, 8 Feb 2008 15:35:19 EST New to this SparkTeam! Hey everyone, how's your weight loss going? My name is Hanna, I'm 18 and I'm starting college in the fall. I plan on studying Sign Language Interpretation, because I want to translate for the deaf/hard of hearing. I want to lose weight for this summer though, because who doesn't want to look hot for summer vacation. Umm, well if you wanna know anything else just ask! I love meeting and talking to new people! Tue, 29 Jan 2008 22:35:18 EST What's Up I'm New Hey everyone whats going on I'm new it's nice to talk to to people that trying to do the same thing that you are I look forward to getting to know some people because not only am I new to the to this group but to sparks people <BR> <BR> Good Luck Everyone With Your Weight Lose <BR> <BR> From: <BR> <BR> MONIVANESSA <em>30</em> Wed, 23 Jan 2008 14:02:38 EST Sorta Newbie... Just as it says, I'm sort of a newbie. I've had a spark people page for over a year, but, just really lost track of it so I decided to start over with a new one. And, so far, I've made some really awesome friends. Anyway, I'm Tabatha, 19, from NC. I go to my local community college working towards an associate's degree in medical office administration. I love music, mostly rock and metal. Some favorites are Metallica (if ya see my page, you'll be able to tell I really love them), AC/DC, Skid ... Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:50:54 EST hello hi i'm a newbie, just checking in. Tue, 22 Jan 2008 21:18:46 EST hihi hi. <BR> <BR> im hannah and im 18 and trying to loose weight! <BR> <BR> hope everyone can help! <BR> <BR> xx Tue, 22 Jan 2008 10:54:41 EST Hey Hey Hey! Thought I would join a group. <BR> Throw some support in, take some support out. <BR> I enjoy being in the company of others who share similar goals, and problems. <BR> Happy to be a part of this. Hope to get to know some of you. <BR> <BR> Later, <BR> Aimzies <em>4</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2008 16:43:58 EST Hello! Hi everyone! I just found out about this website the other day. I currently stay home with my beautiful baby boy, and i run my business. I'm trying to lose 15 pounds, so hopefully i can stick to my plan and stay motivated! Tue, 15 Jan 2008 17:40:27 EST Hey i hope i can get good edvice from you guys on lossing weight it is really hard for me being a fisrt timer at this. Sun, 13 Jan 2008 05:44:16 EST <(^^<) ^( ^^ )^ (>^^)> KIRBY DANCE! Hi! Obviously, I'm new here. I joined because I thought that joining a team with people my age would be better than joining one with people who are not. I guess I wanted to connect to other people more so...yeah. ^__^ Sun, 6 Jan 2008 21:54:08 EST Hiya Hiya I am new to this site. i have finally taken a stand for 2008 and i am going to loose some serious weight...hopefully! <BR> <BR> :] Thu, 3 Jan 2008 16:11:44 EST Hello =] So obviously im new to the team, im excited to of found a group with so many people my age in the same boat. I've always had the want/need to lose weight & not only does this sparkpeople site & team give me the motivation i was lacking but my new fitness equipment helps! Im so excited i can hardly sleep, however i need to so tomorrow is a brand new day full of wonderful opportunities and im looking foward to the beginning of the next chapter of my life. Mon, 17 Dec 2007 02:28:49 EST Iam new also hi my name is tasha please feel free to e-mail me and see my would be nice if you give me some idea on how to lose more weight <em>30</em> Fri, 23 Nov 2007 08:38:41 EST california girl stuck in a cold and snowy world With no beaches to surf at I'm stuck at college in northern NY feeling the chills as each day it gets colder, and harder to get the motivation to get out of my warm cozy bed and walk outside to the gym in the cold. <BR> <BR> I miss the beach :/ Thu, 8 Nov 2007 22:13:45 EST new me hey name is ashley and im 18 years old. i have a son and im tryin to get rid of my baby weight. i am here to meet new people and make new friends. i live in savannah, ga and i am ready to become a new person. i also would like to have a buddy that can help me through-out my process. thanks! <BR> ash <em>30</em> Wed, 7 Nov 2007 14:58:33 EST weekly weigh-ins Does anyone besides me have a hard time weighing only once a week? Personally, I just get so excited and motivated when I have a good day, that I want to weigh the next day. Luckily I have stayed away from the scales for the past 6 days, so I know I can handle another day... :P But I'm afraid I will slip into my old habits of weighing every day. The problem with when I weigh every day, is that if I don't get a good weight... it's discouraging... So I'm trying to just weigh once a week. But no... Mon, 5 Nov 2007 21:30:07 EST Just another newbie I'm new as of yesturday. My goal is to be healthy, and life a better lifestyle. Sparkpeople is such a great website! i'm so excited that I now have a place to vent, and keep track of my accomplishments. Good luck to everyone on achieving thier goals:) <em>220</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2007 13:46:42 EST The Last Lecture I was watching Oprah today and she and her guests were discussing death, something that we would all probably like to avoid talking ever talking about but since it is eventually going to be reality for all of us, we should. <BR> <BR> A professor at Carnegie wrote a lecture that has been downloaded by thousands of people since September 18 and I think that everyone should look at it if they get a chance; it really gives you an excellent way to look at life. Since we are all trying to make th... Mon, 22 Oct 2007 22:57:35 EST week 1 <BR> I guess that makes me a semi-newbie? I've embarked on my weight loss journey, and so far, I've shocked myself. 7 pounds in my first week!! <BR> <BR> I'm 18 years old, and i LOVE art--all kinds of art. Art makes the world go round!! <BR> <BR> I would LOVE to be 160 again-- HA! like that'll ever happen! but for now i'm shooting for 200. That's healthier than i am now!! <BR> <BR> Support me, people! I like to feel supported. :o) Mon, 22 Oct 2007 01:03:31 EST I have trouble sharing my goals. Today there was an open gym day at my gym. THere were a bunch of tables set up and you could win prizes. ONe of the tables was a place to write down your goals. They will be posted in the window with your name and email address.They contact you on your goal date and ask you whether you've done it. I didn't write down my weight loss goal, just my goal for how fast I want to race the 2 mile. <BR> <BR> I don't like telling people I'm trying to lose weight. I don't know why I have such a hard t... Tue, 25 Sep 2007 21:02:06 EST well well well hey everyone <BR> <BR> just joined this group, seems perfect for me. I'm about 19 1/2 and i'm a sophomore in college. I'm really going strong with my plan to live a healthier, more active lifestyle and i hope this group can help along the way. <BR> <BR> my name is luke, also. Tue, 25 Sep 2007 11:50:56 EST HEY Y'ALL Hi I'm Sarah. I'm from Texas and I'm here to shed that freshman weight. I'm going to need help as I tend to eat my feelings :) <BR> <BR> Lets do this thing... together! <BR> -Sarah <BR> Mon, 24 Sep 2007 22:52:22 EST Hello - another new girl! Hey! I'm an 18 year old British girl hoping that this site will give me a kick up the bum to motivate the pounds off! Off to Australia in February 08, and would like to lose 30lbs by then at least. Would love to chat to people with similar goals, around a similar age! Sun, 9 Sep 2007 10:48:01 EST Hello :) I'm Amanda, I'm 18, from Canada. Never been on anything like this before, but I'm sure it'll be exciting. Sat, 25 Aug 2007 19:43:19 EST Hellloooo! ^^ Hey everyone. I'm new to SP.. but I'm looking foward to experience and progress. <BR> <BR> So. First order of business... <BR> <BR> Who wants to be my friend? lawl. <BR> <BR> -Bam. <em>125</em> Thu, 9 Aug 2007 08:08:56 EST INCENTIVE okay, i've been absent for a while. i need new incentive. luckily, i haven't really gained any of the weight back, but i'm afraid i will and i still want to lose a bit. a buddy i used to work out with got kind of fed up because i had to keep canceling (work schedule kept changing, they fired a bunch of people). i know that it's not a good reason, but i also got sick for a while and just lost that will-power. i want to look and feel good. i just need to be pushed in that right direction. Wed, 8 Aug 2007 01:03:26 EST hi im claire! :) Hi Im Claire, 18, from England. Just thought I'd say hi!! anyone want to chat Mon, 6 Aug 2007 13:31:44 EST hey i'm katie :) i just turned 18 a week ago and i want this year to be different. i want to feel confident in the way that i look. so i just started sp. i know me and i know that i can't (or won't) do it on my own. from what i've read on this site everyone seems really nice and encouraging so i'm looking forward to loosing weight and meeting new people :) i hope i can do this Wed, 1 Aug 2007 17:18:38 EST NEW TO THE TEAM Hi my name is Angharad i am 18 and new to the team, feel free to drop me spark mail and leave comments on my spark page, i am really looking forward to making new friends that are also my age range, hope to hear from you all soon Ang Sun, 15 Jul 2007 17:52:28 EST What is your July goal weight? In July 31st i turn 19!javascript:void(0); <BR> javascript:void(0); <BR> <BR> My goal weight for that last day of July,is: 60kgs/132lbs. <BR> <BR> Which means i need to loose: <BR> 11kgs/24,2lbs. <BR> <BR> I know,it requires a great deal of hard work,but i really want to do this and manage to wear that short skirt and look good in it! <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> What about you guys? <BR> What is your goal weight for this month? <BR> What is your target this month? <BR> <em>223</em> Mon, 2 Jul 2007 17:47:16 EST vote for my baby girl please :) well first ill say ive lost 5 pds since being on here :) <BR> <BR> we entered her in a contest! :) heres the link <BR> I entered her into the photowow contest :) <BR> <BR><BR>frames_contest/index.asp&page=/new1/te<BR>mplates/photocontest/%3FcontestID= <BR> <BR> entrant number 46101 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Please vote 10 for her lol THANKS EVERYONE!!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Jun 2007 21:59:33 EST How do you keep yourself motivated? For me, I put on an old pair of spandex shorts. I call them my "motivation shorts" and tell myself that when I'm in them, whatever I want to do can get done. When they're on, I can see every bulge/fat spot on my body that shouldn't be there. Seeing that, and having the right mindset helps me to keep on keepin' on. <BR> <BR> What do you do to keep yourself motivated? <em>41</em> Mon, 25 Jun 2007 13:02:02 EST New and looking for a buddy! hey there. <BR> I'm just coming back to spark people, after having fallen off track for about three weeks. <BR> I've just restarted stage two, and I'd like very much to find a Buddy to talk to. <BR> I'm on the computer very often, and I have an AIM screenname I'd be willing to share. <BR> I'm a dancer, and I absolutely adore musical theatre. <BR> I have a history of Eating disorders, though through spark people I've been very healthy with that for ahwile now. I'd really like to return to my t... Sat, 23 Jun 2007 20:28:02 EST breakfast this morning.. Well, I saw the Ataris last night (score!) and didn't get to bed until 3 or 4. So of course I woke up at like 11 and ended up eating lunch around noon. I skipped breakfast today, is that bad? I had a healthy lunch and I'm planning on a healthy dinner after I go to the gym later, but that will put my calorie intake for today at around 800-900. Should I eat more to keep my calories up, or is that fine? I want to be as healthy as possible! Sat, 23 Jun 2007 12:41:30 EST What have you done today? Everyone can feel free to post here maybe describing what you have done good today to help with your weight loss, what you have eaten, what excersize you have done (i cant spell that word i know), or if you have weighed/measured yourself and are just generally feeling good about yourself. Also for support, and maybe tips. Anything really but lets help each other keep it up. <BR> <BR> I think writing it down might personally help me put into perspective how i am getting on, and hopefully will... Tue, 19 Jun 2007 06:28:48 EST Hows everyone getting on? hey everyone, just a post to ask how everyone is getting on with their weightloss/meeting their goals etc. Just general chat really. Im feeling good just now, as iv resisted the urge to snack today so far! something i havent done recently. x Tue, 19 Jun 2007 06:20:35 EST new here... i just joined.. so im a little confused lol but im dieing to loose weight. my goal is 120 im 150 now.. my name is Natalie im 19 married to Mark whos 20 we have 2 kids a 2 year old boy name Kole and a 4 month old daughter named Lydia.. before i ever got pregnant i was 105 so tiny so yeah i got alot of stretchmarks that just make my skin bulge out and i hate it.. nothing fits me right and i figure it would probably atleast look a bit better if i just loose weight. <BR> thanks for letting me j... Mon, 28 May 2007 10:34:16 EST I am new to this i just had a baby boy a month ago and he left me with some extra pounds that i would really like to take off but i know that i can't do it by myself. so while looking at one of the baby sites i found sparkpeople and decided to join to see if this would help me get moving. is there anyone that had the same problem as me or close to the same problem as me? <BR> tiffany Mon, 21 May 2007 16:41:42 EST hi, please help! hi im madie. growing up i was always fat. then when i turned 15 i started losing weight. i mean A LOT of weight, when i was 14 i weight 230lbs and then eventually when i turned 17, i was down to 135lbs. THATS A WHOLE PERSON! i wore a size 3 or 5, but then i went on birth control that made me gain weight. then went off of the birth control and got pregnant with my wonderful, 7month old son Aidein. but whats not so wonderful is the 75lbs i gained with him! i really wanna lose weight! i feel mot... Thu, 17 May 2007 14:07:17 EST Your best time?? When does everyone find their best time to weigh is? <BR> I usually weigh first thing when I get up in the morning after I go potty. I figure that I burn calories while I sleep, and I don't have any food or water in my body to fluctuate the scale considering I just went to the restroom. Let's hear everyone else's tips and what they do for weighing in!! <em>252</em> Fri, 11 May 2007 12:54:42 EST What's your favorite workout? Im curious to know, I love doing leslie sansones walk away the pounds, it quite easy, doing a litle cardio dancing, its the best because it doesn't feel like a workout. Thu, 10 May 2007 17:32:22 EST What's your biggest food enemy? Just thought I'd get some new post going. What is your biggest food enemy and how do you beat it. <BR> <BR> Mine personally is Chocolate and usually I try to opt for the healthier choice and buy the 100 calorie packs of cookies and such. They taste just as good and are only 100 calories! Let's hear what others have to say and what you do about it. <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 9 May 2007 15:43:51 EST ello n e body about? Wed, 9 May 2007 14:30:31 EST NEW MEMBER HEY EVERYONE!!! JUST LOOKING FOR SOME SUPPORT CAUSE LORD KNOWS I NEED IT! LOVE YA'S!! <BR> ERICA Thu, 26 Apr 2007 14:50:05 EST Starting again Hey all just felt like posting, last week my boyfriend of 4 years and my relationship ended, and in the last week although i havent really eaten unhealthily, i havent cared about what i eat so even though i technically didnt do too bad i still feel like i lost track slightly, so today is my first day of caring again, back to how i felt for the first two weeks of my diet. I havent put any weight on or that but just need my motivation back in place. This topic was more really for me to tell my... Tue, 17 Apr 2007 05:26:35 EST Is there such thing as negative calorie foods?? Someone told me that there are certain foods [mostly fruits and vegies] that are "negavtive" calories. They say that it takes more calories to digest the food than there is the actual food. Does anybody know if thats true? Haha..I know I know..I have a bunch of questions but Im curious! haha. <em>20</em> Wed, 11 Apr 2007 23:20:24 EST tips anyone? i was just wondering if anyone has any tips on how they stay on track with their diet over the weekends. i'm currently away at school & whenever i go home over the weekend, i just like...go crazy with food. i usually can still fit my workouts in, but the food is every where! i gained 2 pounds over easter break...which was only like 4 days. so i feel super gross...& it makes me VERY worried about what's going to happen when i go home this summer. is there anything any of you do to avoid o... Wed, 11 Apr 2007 15:53:52 EST New Member Hey guys! My name is kirsty and i'm from the UK! <BR> <BR> I'm looking to lose 1 stone (14lbs) by june 23rd for my holiday to florida! I know its not very much but its a steady rate. <BR> <BR> I weight 13stone (182lbs) its the biggest i've ever been and i would like to get down to 12stone by end of june. Ideally i would like to be 10stone (140) but thats never going to happen by june but that is my over all goal. <BR> <BR> So if you guys can give me any motivation and help i will be so th... Tue, 10 Apr 2007 18:18:50 EST Hey y'all I am new to this team/board wtv u wanna call it...Anyhooo I had a few questions for those of u who know the ropes around here. <BR> How can I find a goal banner?..U know the ones with the starting weight and the finish weight. Also how can I create one of them avatars whith the inital measurments and what ur goal is? <BR> <BR> Sorry if these qu have already been asked, as I said i'm a newby, so be lenient! <BR> Tue, 10 Apr 2007 07:49:22 EST A question!!!! I was just wondering how everyone got those cartoon pictures of what their body looks like now and how they want it to look? <BR> I really want one for my page... <BR> Thanks!!! :) Mon, 9 Apr 2007 07:00:50 EST Can green tea count as water?? My friend Chelsea said that green tea is water...soo its counted as that true? Sat, 7 Apr 2007 14:40:48 EST Problems with school Hello everyone. <BR> I just wanna share my thoughts about school. Well, I'm in one of the elite schools in my country. But I haven't been doing too well. My friends are getting good grades, straight As, good in everything that they do. I'm not like them. I haven't had an A since I've been in college last year. I'm lazy, I proscrastinate too much, plus I'm always tired (perhaps from sleeping too much). I fail almost all my subjects and sometimes have no motivation to continue on with school an... Fri, 6 Apr 2007 15:35:54 EST Heeeyyyy!! =] Hey! Im new here so I just thought I'd introduce myself. <BR> <BR> My names Lindsay and Im 18. Im here to lose some weight I've gained this past year because of an injury. I really don't know much about this site. Anyways, how is everybody coming along? Thu, 5 Apr 2007 22:53:35 EST Friends to Motivate You Personally, I am alone (amongst my friends) in my goal of getting healthier. Is anybody else in the same situation? It's kind of discouraging... It would be really nice to at least have friends that support my decision. It's like they don't even care if I'm healthy or not - not a terrible, terrible thing... but definitely not motivating! <BR> <BR> Hmm... how to convert my friends... lol Thu, 5 Apr 2007 12:26:56 EST New here hey guys, is this a fmeale webiste? Have i signed up for the wrong thing? Mon, 2 Apr 2007 11:14:32 EST omg. binge. so last night was a total & complete binge. started out with some drinking & just led to other taco bell. blaaaah. i feel ABSOLUTELY disgusting now. i wasn't planning on working out today..having this be my day of rest...but i definitely feel like i should now... Sun, 1 Apr 2007 14:21:17 EST seriously... okay, so last night i was getting ready to go out with some friends & i was like 'i don't know if i'm going to drink tonight because i don't want to have too many calories." and my friend was like "omg...courtney you are going to have disordered eating." & i was like "no i'm not" & then she goes into explaining to me that there's a difference between "disordered eating" & eating disorders...even though i already knew that. THEN she starts telling our other friend about how i am obsessed wi... Sat, 31 Mar 2007 16:42:51 EST BORED!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! VERY BORED AT WORK, ANY1 WANNA TALK? <em>39</em> Fri, 30 Mar 2007 15:11:07 EST Help From Our Very Own Fitness Instructor Ladies and Gentlemen, <BR> We have amongst us our very own fitness instructor. He is in our age group and works in a gym, helping others there. He would really like to help all of us out, so if you need advice, or just want a professional opinion, feel free to ask. <em>84</em> Thu, 29 Mar 2007 16:03:59 EST forget trying to help ppl!!! gonna forget trying to help ppl out now, theres actually people who want help. Thu, 29 Mar 2007 15:19:17 EST want help ill try my best to help!!! hi guys im a fitness instructor, my gym where i work is dead and no1 to help, so im looking to help ppl on here!! Thu, 29 Mar 2007 14:43:43 EST why does no1 talk much? weird how not many people talk, or is it they just dont wanna talk to me Thu, 29 Mar 2007 13:11:21 EST LETS GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER Okay, so I noticed that we don't really know that much about each I came up with a way to find some more info out. Remember, you don't have to fill this out, it's all optional. <BR> <BR> Name: Jayne <BR> <BR> Age: 18 <BR> <BR> Occupation: None at the moment <BR> <BR> School: None <BR> <BR> State you live in: Washington <BR> <BR> Weight loss goal: 155 or lower (for starts) <BR> <BR> Favorite exercise: walking and swimming <BR> <BR> Reason for getting overweight: always been... Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:39:20 EST Fed up with where you work? ive bin working in this gym for 8 months and im damm fed up and bored, any one else know how i feel? Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:31:19 EST Free rewards? I'm a typically broke Uni student and was wondering how anyone else like me rewards themselves after they've reached a goal? I'd love to do something fun like have a haircut or massage but I just haven't got the money for that right now. Any ideas for some fun, interesting rewards that are free? <BR> Thanks. Thu, 29 Mar 2007 09:00:45 EST The only one Losing wait is so hard for me.seems like I've tried everything.I guess it's time to get back on track.I thought I Was the only young person on this website for a min. ( lil discouraging)I glad I found this team... Thu, 29 Mar 2007 00:06:54 EST The only one Losing wait is so hard for me.seems like I've tried everything.I guess it's time to get back on track.I thought I Was the only young person on this website for a min. ( lil discouraging)I glad I found this team... Thu, 29 Mar 2007 00:06:27 EST Kinda tired of the old people... I don't know about anyone else, I'm tired of looking for people to relate to on Spark, and the youngest people are in their middle-to-late 20's, who want to lose their baby weight, <em>80</em> or are getting married. <BR> <BR> It makes me feel so immature, and out of place on this site...hallelujah for this group: ) <em>48</em> Wed, 28 Mar 2007 00:18:23 EST hiya im new hiya i just joined. im 1m 17 n from the uk. i just had a baby n am trying to loose all my baby weight but there dosent seem to be alot of help over here 4 people my age. what other reasons are peope trying to loose for? Tue, 27 Mar 2007 05:17:35 EST HOLA Hey, I just wanted to say hi since im new to this great site.. My name is brooke.. i wanna get in shape for summer.. thats about all <BR> <BR> So how is everyones dieting coming along? anyone having any noticable differences so far? <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 Mar 2007 14:18:42 EST Living with your parents? If you are still liveing at home, do you find it really hard to keep on track with what you are eating? My parents do all of the cooking and shopping. I only shop if my boyfriend and I want something specific. They also cook dinner for us. How do you deal with keeping this undercontrol, calorie wise? <BR> <BR> ANy advice? Sun, 25 Mar 2007 14:48:22 EST Just not feeling right Does it bother anyone else to see these pictures of girls that are just perfect? Well today I was on myspace and was browsing. I saw skinny girl after skinny girl. Well I used to be that way. I was a size five and I could wear just about whatever I wanted. But since I had my little girl my belly is GONE!! I dont know what to do. It makes me sick taking pictures of my entire body. I hate looking onto mirrors. It depresses me even more to see all these beautiful girls and me not being one. Any ... Sun, 25 Mar 2007 02:25:24 EST Time for a change We're young and weight loss should be easy for us, right? So how come it isn't? Well, I think part of it is that we are all new to the "real world". We spend our time trying to keep in touch with old friends, working, cleaning, getting groceries, going to college, etc. We just don't have the time and energy for it. Does anybody else agree? Thu, 22 Mar 2007 15:11:09 EST