SparkPeople Mothers of twins Team Messageboard We are Mothers of twins Joining together to share weight loss tips, stories and successes! Together we can accomplish anything!! SparkPeople Mothers of twins Team Messageboard Hello Everyone!!! It looks like I'm not the only one who hasn't been around lately. I'm sorry! How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> I've got some BIG news! I'm 4 months pregnant! Ahhhh! This pregnancy was a total surprise, but all 5 of us are excited. I will be finding out the gender in three weeks. I can't wait to find out so we can start buying some things. We thought we were done having kids (the twins will be 6 in November), so we have NOTHING. <BR> <BR> I was up to my highest weight ever when I foun... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:56:43 EST Support needed Hi everyone, after running the marathon in October I've fallen horribly off my plan. A lot has been going on, but it's no excuse. I need support, a new plan, a page update, new goals...the whole thing. Just looking for any words you can offer. Thanks ladies. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:14:24 EST Fall Challenge? Anyone interested in doing a fall challenge? If you are interested, what are your trouble areas? What do you want to work on? What type of challenge would interest you? (Progressive, working on one thing each week, doing videos, strength training, cardio, personal, etc?) Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:08:15 EST ABC - August Belly Challenge Anyone up for a "Belly Challenge" in August? I'm tired of having to constantly be aware of "sucking" my belly in so that I don't look pregnant! My son (6yrs old) asked me if I was having another baby!!! <BR> <BR> I've been seeing great results in my back and arms - they're more muscular than ever! So much so, that I like wearing tank tops to "accentuate" them, but I don't like how the tank tops show my middle bulge... I'm aware that I may just have to deal with the extra skin on my belly... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 10:29:06 EST Happy Mothers Day To all of my Mothers of twins friends - Happy Mothers' Day!!! I hope you have a great weekend and get spoiled for Mothers Day! Sat, 11 May 2013 09:12:20 EST How is everyone doing? Hi Ladies! <BR> <BR> Sorry that I haven't been around much. I am pretty much right back to where I started at the beginning of this year... UGH! <BR> <BR> My oldest daughter started Tee Ball the end of March and my husband started a new job the beginning of April. He works overnights and his shift starts anywhere from 6-10 pm and ends anywhere from 2-6 am, so he pretty much sleeps most of the day. Our schedules have been hectic with me being in school, but I am doing well in my classes. ... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:16:01 EST Winter Challenge Week Seven Come on ladies! We are almost there! Let's really push it this week! <BR> <BR> Week Seven Goals: <BR> <BR> 1) Drink 8 cups of water per day. <BR> <BR> 2) Stay within your calorie range at least 6 days. Remember to track beverages as well; they have calories too! <BR> <BR> 3) Get in a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio three times this week. <BR> <BR> 4) Do 120 reps of seven strength training exercises this week. (pushups, wall pushups, situps/crunches, squats, lunges, jumping jacks, burpe... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 12:58:06 EST Winter Challenge Week Six Week Six Goals: <BR> <BR> 1) Drink 8 cups of water per day. <BR> <BR> 2) Stay within your calorie range at least 6 days. Remember to track beverages as well; they have calories too! <BR> <BR> 3) Get in a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio three times this week. <BR> <BR> 4) Do 150 pushups, situps/crunches, squats, and lunges this week, and jumping jacks. That is 150 of each for the week, not 150 each day. You can divide it up however you want. <BR> <BR> Feel free to check in here throughout... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:08:48 EST Winter Challenge Week Five Week Five Goals: <BR> <BR> 1) Drink 8 cups of water per day. <BR> <BR> 2) Stay within your calorie range at least 6 days. Remember to track beverages as well; they have calories too! <BR> <BR> 3) Get in a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio three times this week. <BR> <BR> 4) Do 100 pushups, situps/crunches, squats, and lunges this week. That is 100 of each for the week, not 100 each day. You can divide it up however you want. <BR> <BR> Feel free to check in here throughout the week to let... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:20:40 EST Winter Challenge Week Four Come on everyone! <BR> <BR> Week Four Goals: <BR> <BR> 1) Drink 8 cups of water per day. <BR> <BR> 2) Stay within your calorie range at least 6 days. Remember to track beverages as well; they have calories too! <BR> <BR> 3) Get in a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio three times this week and two ST workouts. <BR> <BR> Feel free to check in here throughout the week to let us know how you are doing. <BR> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:42:24 EST Winter Challenge Week Three Come on everyone! We lost a few people during week two. Where is everyone?! <BR> <BR> Week Three Goals: <BR> <BR> 1) Drink 8 cups of water per day. <BR> 2) Stay within your calorie range at least 5 days. Remember to track beverages as well; they have calories too! <BR> 3) Get in a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio three times this week and two ST workouts. <BR> <BR> Feel free to check in here throughout the week to let us know how you are doing. <BR> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:04:18 EST Time to reset Hey all, <BR> <BR> Just looking for support and advice. <BR> <BR> When I first joined Sparkpeople 22 months ago, I was full force with my dedication to my lifestyle change. Then 2 major life changes happened, and I lost myself and my motivation. <BR> <BR> I've remained active on the site, and have managed to keep off 30 of the 38 I had lost a year ago. <BR> <BR> Now I need to get back. I ran my second half marathon back in October, and one of my original goals back in April of 2011 wa... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:04:06 EST Winter Challenge Week Two Week Two Goals: <BR> <BR> 1) Drink 8 cups of water per day. <BR> 2) Stay within your calorie range at least 5 days. Remember to track beverages as well; they have calories too! <BR> 3) Get in a minimum of 20 minutes of cardio three times this week and two ST workouts. <BR> <BR> Feel free to check in here throughout the week to let us know how you are doing. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:14:22 EST Winter Challenge Week One Week One Goals: <BR> <BR> 1) Drink 8 cups of water per day. <BR> 2) Track your food for at least 5 days. You don't have to be within your calories, although that would be great. We are basically going back to the basics. I just want you to be aware of what you are eating. Remember to track beverages as well; they have calories too! <BR> 3) Exercise a minimum of 15 minutes three times this week. <BR> <BR> Feel free to check in here throughout the week to let us know how you are doing. ... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:02:30 EST WHOS ACTIVE Just wondering how many people are actually active? <BR> Thanks Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:30:40 EST Winter/New Year Challenge? Hi all! I hope that everyone is doing well! Give yourself a hand for surviving the holidays! <em>334</em> How many of you are interested in doing a challenge? I am not sure how many of us are still active, but our little tight-knit group would be a great support group for one another. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:50:09 EST what did you do today? Hi, just wanted to a new topic and encourage everyone to be active and do something today! <BR> I did 20 minutes of Jillian Michaels 30 shred. Let's encourage each other! Go girls! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:30:04 EST Check In! Hi Ladies! <BR> How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> I am struggling, which seems to be the story of my life these past few months. Today was the last day of summer semester and I fall semester doesn't start til the 27th, so I have a little bit of time off. Fall semester is going to be extremely hard. Alexis starts school (kindergarten) that week as well, so we need to get into a routine and really stick with it. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well and has enjoyed the summer! Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:46:18 EST How is everyone doing? Hey Everyone! I know that I have been MIA, but I am trying to do better! <BR> How is everyone doing? <BR> I was doing great from the beginning of January through mid-March, but fell off the wagon and have been struggling to get back on. I have gained back 5 lbs of the 14 I had lost during that time period. So, anyhow, I am back! Wed, 4 Jul 2012 22:37:57 EST Hello I'm new to your team! My name is Wendy & i'm joined SP in November of last year. I live in Oregon. I'm 39 and a mother of 6 children with a set of twins. I recently have lost 75 pounds & need to loose around 130 more. So here I am with a goal of 10 pounds a month & striving hard everyday to loose those couple ounces of weight! Wishing you all a wonderful day & remember that you are the most important person here right now! -Wendy Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:15:54 EST any twin/big belly success stories??? Need some help ladies!!!! I am a mom of 2.5 yr old twins. I was fat before the pregnancy so this is not all in relation to just the twins. I have always carried the bulk of my weight in my belly. I am 5'11 with no but and chicken legs!!! I started my weight loss journey January 2011 at 202 pounds and am now hovering between 159 and 162 depending on my eating for the week. I was a smoker and couldnt even fast walk a mile and now I can make it 5+ miles running!!! I try to stick to 1800 calories... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:32:10 EST "NEW" Mom 11 week Challenge I am thinking about a New Mom 11 week challenge.... not that we are persay "new" moms but....... we can Become "New"!!!!!!!!!! HOws about an 11 week challenge??? Running from Feb 20th To May 7th!?!?!?!?!? Could be the start to a new summer for us! =) <BR> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:21:27 EST New Mom Challenge Tracker **** This is for posting and tracking our goals/weights weekly!!! For the 11 week New Mom Challenge**** Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:19:58 EST "NEW" Mom 11 week Challange I am thinking about a New Mom 11 week challange.... not that we are persay "new" moms but....... we can Become "New"!!!!!!!!!! HOws about an 11 week challange??? Running from Feb 20th To May 7th!?!?!?!?!? Could be the start to a new summer for us! =) Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:17:48 EST Our weekly Challanges---- No need to post here OK, so that incase we miss the emails, LIKE ME!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am going to post in this thread ONLY what we are working on goal/week wise, We wont need to post here Just keep tracking in the tracking threads!! =) Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:48:12 EST Healthy Recipes: Lets share our favorite healthy recipes here! Either a new favorite, or an old great to go to! Hopefully this way we can find New things that are great to eat! YAY for our RECIPE EXCHANGE!!!! Sat, 14 Jan 2012 00:10:41 EST January Challenge Tracker User name: JESSALOU <BR> Name: Jessica <BR> Start Date of Challenge:1/8 <BR> Beginning weight:263.8 lbs <BR> Goal weight:160 lbs <BR> Short term goal:10 lbs <BR> <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>-------- <BR> Challenge & Points:10 pts for food 10 pts for freggies Total of 20 pts!! <BR> 1/8/12- 1/14/12: <BR> Current weight:261.2 (for a loss of....... 2.6 lbs!!!!!!) <BR> <BR> <BR> 10 points to whom ever tracks their foods from ... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 11:44:10 EST January Challenges 2012 Weeks will start on Sundays. I will Make sure to get emails out on either Fridays or Saturday for the new weeks challenges. Lets all try and get our current weights in on Saturday nights. I will post a new Thread by each week challenges too! We can chat in there and support each other too! <BR> Now we all have excuses and reasons and detours, and I am one to understand that. Even at this moment I am trying to plan the boys 1st birthday party. But I know we need more time for US. Even if... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:34:49 EST Using weight loss to distract myself.... Hello everyone! I am 28 from nh. Have 5 boys and the last two are twinkies! Wed, 19 Oct 2011 06:12:25 EST It is ME time! Me To-Do List: <BR> - Lose 20+ kg in a year. <BR> - Be fit enough to keep up with my 3 kids- One yr old twins+ a 3 yr old <BR> - Find time for the above. <BR> - Be a size 12, enjoy shopping, guilt free eating, outdoor activities . . . Sun, 18 Sep 2011 18:01:17 EST AUGUST 2011 CHALLENGE!! I know it is a little late, but I want you to push yourselves. The challenge this month has to do with conquering the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower has 1,665 steps. Your challenge this month is to climb 1,665 steps by the end of the month. <BR> I am going to use this thread to keep a running tally of the number of stairs I have climbed each day. Why don't you join me and do the same? Tue, 9 Aug 2011 16:24:05 EST Where is everyone? Ok, ok...silly question. I know the life of "twin mommy" very well as I savor every second of this nap they are currently taking. But I was so happy to join this team and have support from others who "get it" and offer mine where I can give it, but only a couple people seem to be active. We are a great team, we can do this! <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 08:53:58 EST TWIN SKIN!! Ugh, how many of us have the twin skin? You know what I'm talking about...that flap that hangs off the front of you no matter how much you work out or how much weight you lose. I call it my permanent fanny pack! <BR> <BR> My friends say it should be a reminder of all I've been through and where I am now. I guess it is on some level, but I'd prefer my pre-baby belly. It wasn't flat by any means, but it was smooth and stretch mark free. My OB says it's mine to keep, unless I get a tummy tuck. ... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:14:06 EST Hi, I joined your team this week! Hi! I am a 33 year old mom of twin girls. They are now 17 months old. As a teacher I am able to spend the summer with them so I'm very happy. Thanks Tabby and Jessalou for leading the team! Mon, 4 Jul 2011 19:16:53 EST JULY 2011 CHALLENGE Many of us don't get enough time to ourselves. Down time is an important part of our physical and emotional well-being, so that will be part of our challenge this month. <BR> <BR> ***Challenge Number One*** <BR> Spend at least two hours a week doing something for YOU! Spend this time away from kids, away from the husband/significant other, away from housework...RELAX and do something that you enjoy, without all of life's interruptions. It doesn't matter whether you do the two hours all at... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:42:09 EST Exercising while pregnant with twins How much have you exercised while you were pregnant with twins? <BR> I'm currently 19 weeks pregnant and am swimming 2000 yards 3x/week + doing prentatal yoga 2x/week. It makes me feel better (I have more energy after) + helps burn some of the calories from my incessant eating. <BR> Are there any swimmers out there? I still swim butterfly but it's funny how the stomach muscles don't work anymore like they used to and thus affect (negatively) the butterfly kick. I feel like the legs are the... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 09:47:46 EST Here I go again!! Hello my name is Loreta, I am 40 yrs old and would love to lose 30lbs. <BR> I am still learning this site, but I like it so far. With all the help from my <BR> SparkFriends, I really think I can do this. Lets get started!! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 11:12:46 EST Hello, I'm Claudia from Coldstream, BC Canada I have identical twin daughters - they'll be five at the end of July. I didn't gain much during my pregnancy but gained plenty after they were born. I'm not sure why as I figured running around after them would help me lose weight - not that lucky I guess. I'm here to lose 54 pounds, get ready to run my first triathlon and be healthy enough to feel comfortable going to the lake and swimming with them this summer :). Wed, 7 Apr 2010 13:11:59 EST New member here with twins! Hi all! I am looking forward to chatting with you all and obtaining support. I have 3 1/2 y/o twins, B/G. I found it funny reading your posts as I feel the same way...raising twins is very DIFFICULT!!! I do feel that it's better now, they are so funny with their personalities! My son was diagnosed with mild Autism back in Feb 09., so it's been a challenge trying to tend to my needs when I am so busy with his. Anyway, just thought I would introduce myself and look forward to meeting you ... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 19:08:25 EST Hi! My name is Amy!! Hi everyone! I’m new here and need some major motivation!! I am a 31 year old mother of 5. I just recently had twins on September 15th. I have about 30 pounds to lose and I am having a hard time staying motivated to lose it. I am at home a lot more now that I had the twins. What does everybody do to stay motivated? Help!! Tue, 24 Nov 2009 17:32:01 EST I'm new I have twin boys who will be 4 in january, I love every year that passes and don't miss each stage as I pass through it. Our family is complete and we won't be having any more babies. It's challenging raising twins, the fighting,the wars,the yelling,hitting,stealing,potty training etc some days I think "oh my gosh I'm going nuts!" But I know it will get easier it's their age and I have to tell myself they won't be 3 forever. Each year they get more independant which is really nice. I look f... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:14:47 EST dinner time warfare? My kids generally eat breaky & lunch very well,but suppertime is a nightmare. They don't want to eat what we eat, I got into the bad habbit of cutting up fruit & cheese and always having that on their plate with supper(made me feel better to know they were at least eating something) but generally it's a fight to get them to eat meat and veggies. I think for the most part it's normal but other times when I see other kids eating whatever is on their plates I think "where did I go wrong?????" <... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:11:12 EST Need some impartial opinions please... My twins will be 5 in September. Two years ago I bought a double umbrella stroller- pretty sturdy. My sister had twin boys in November. In April, she was talking about needing to find a new double stroller. I offered her mine since I knew we wouldn't be using it too much. She took it that day. 2 days ago she posted on Facebook a picture of her boys in their new stroller that her friend was holding for her until she was ready. I immediately wondered what happened to mine? I sent her an email a... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 21:55:19 EST Dominant/Bully Twin? I have boy/girl twins that are 10 months old. My daughter can roll and sit herself up. My son can do that, plus crawl and pull himself up onto his feet. <BR> <BR> My son often wants whatever toy my daughter is playing with and will frequently take it away from her. He also tries to take her bottle when he has finished his, but I won't let him. He is also fond of crawling over her or using her as a prop to help him stand up. <BR> <BR> I am conflicted over how involved I should get. Pa... Fri, 26 Jun 2009 13:16:46 EST Hi! My name is Kristy and obviously I am a mother of twins. They are 4 1/2 year old boys along with an 11 year old and a soon-to-be 10 year old son. I am 31 years old and must stop saying that my weight is "baby weight" considering my babies are almost 5!! Wed, 24 Jun 2009 16:24:35 EST Crazy things people say... My twins are 9 months old (boy/girl) and I am constantly amazed by the crazy things people say to me! When they were just born, the first question was always, "Are they twins?" Then they were always amazed and commented, "A boy and a girl! How lucky for you!" Then came the inevitable question...I'm sure you've all heard it... "Are they identical?" I tried to always calmly explain that no, they are not identical and you can tell because they are different genders! <BR> <BR> Now I've star... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:05:18 EST New Mommy Of Twins Hey Everyone! I AM 18 years old and a mother of 3 month old Twins. These past few months have been a little hard because having twins is not easy! I gained about 75 pounds in my pregnancy and about 50 pounds came off about 2 months after i gave birth. I am still a little over weight and my goal is to lose 25 more pounds. I joined this SparkTeam Page beacuse it is very helpful listening to other Twin Mommies stories. Thu, 21 May 2009 20:40:46 EST New member! Hi! My name is Lisa and I have 3 kids. A 3.5 yo daughter and 8 month old girl/boy twins. I joined Spark in November 2008, but have been taking it seriously for about a month now. I was so excited to see a twins group! Having twins is definitely a different experience! <BR> <BR> My twins were born at 34w5d. My baby girl broke her water, but ended up with a prolasped cord, so we got to go to the hospital via ambulance and ended with an emergency c-section. Fortunately, both babies were ... Wed, 6 May 2009 19:47:30 EST Getting to sleep problems - again! Hi all! <BR> <BR> Do any of you have trouble getting your twins to sleep in the same room? My fraternal girls will be 4 next month. Already we can see that Rachel needs less sleep than Carolyn. Trying to get them to sleep in the same room is a nightmare. I have started putting Carolyn to bed earlier than Rachel. So now she is usually asleep before Rachel goes to bed. I don't know if this is a good solution or not, but it is working for now. Carolyn gets a little more sleep (she needs... Sun, 26 Apr 2009 18:59:31 EST Celebrate the birthdate of your twins! April 21st, 2009 <BR> <BR> Today my fraternal girls turned SIXTEEN years old! <BR> we went to Olive Garden with dad, stepmom, me, stepdad, older sister, younger brother, and older sister's boyfriend. I made their favorite bittersweet chocolate tart. Didn't do 2 cakes this year, but we did sing "Happy Birthday" individually, to each girl. I can't believe it's been 16 years! Happy Birthday, Madeline and Claire! Wed, 22 Apr 2009 01:10:10 EST New Member from Montana Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Wendy. I have been a Sparkpeople member since 3/08. I have lost around 40 pounds. I am at 20% bodyfat. I am the mother of three boys, Charles, 14, and Matt and Chris, 10. Twins runs in my family and I found out I was having twins around week 6 of my pregnancy.(Matt and Chris are my twins if you haven't figured that out by now). I sing in a band and I am an accountant by day. I like to ride horses and hike. Also, I love to lift weights. <BR> <BR> Wendy Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:24:16 EST Hi! My name is Donna! I have 3 children! A soon to be 9 year old daughter and soon to be 2 year old boy/girl twins! I can't wait to meet you all! Sat, 21 Mar 2009 10:40:46 EST Portland, OR Fitness Buddy? Greeting Moms of Twins! I just gave birth to my twin girls on January 21st, 2009. I'd really love to start getting back in shape (preferably better shape than before babies) sooner than later. I gained 60 lbs. when pregnant with the girls and I've lost a little over half of that, but I've got a lot more to lose. I'm hoping there is a mom (or several) of twins in Portland, OR that would like to be a fitness buddy. I'm a lot more likely to follow through on my exercise if I've got a partne... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 14:53:42 EST Mom of twin 15 years old daughters. Hi! I am Kristine, a 33 year old single mom of 2 beautiful 15 year old daughters who I am trying to influence by eating better and exercising. Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:10:04 EST New member I just joined SparkPeople today and this was one of my first teams to join. My oldest son will be 6 in April and my twin boys 2 in August. Being a mother of twins gives a whole different perspective to the whole parenting adventure. I hope to lose weight and get healthy along with all of you! Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:16:51 EST New twin mommy here Hi Everyone! My name is Rachel and I have twin boys that were born in June, so we are in the middle of teething, but they are finally sleeping through the night most of the time. I have always been on the heavy side, but having my boys really added to my weight issues. Since they are on a better schedule now and we are past the holidays I decided that I really want to start getting healthier. It's nice to find some other twin moms here! Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:34:42 EST Cute stories orTwinsanity?! never believed the stories I read about the trouble of twins until the boys started began! I would like to start a thread on here so people can share the stories or silly things that their twins or other children say or do. Children can be infuriating at times, but they also are our reason for living! I would love to hear from you guys! Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:41:29 EST Christmas Do you buy your twins gifts that are the same? similar? very different? Also, does anyone else have a horrible time both with birthdays and Christmas getting the twins one present to share instead of individual gifts? <BR> I hate to sound like a grinch...but they are individuals! I often get my boys things to share...but I like to make sure they are having individual needs/wants met too! Thu, 11 Dec 2008 23:01:36 EST Dressing room So today I went shopping for some new pairs of jeans since my other one's were too big now! Is it just me or does dressing room mirror's make you look/feel like you look bigger? Like i felt some what small until i looked in that darn mirror like i could see every flaw it really upset me. <em>24</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2008 20:33:56 EST Halloween kind of a double topic here... <BR> Does anyone have twins that actually want the same costumes? <BR> and...Does anyone else have to wait until the 30th to buy candy for Halloween so that you won't eat the whole bag? Wed, 1 Oct 2008 13:56:21 EST How do you work out with your kids in the house Okay so I am ready to start incorporating actual work outs into my routine, but it is hard with the twins being 5 months old and having a two year old. What do you do to work out? Fri, 19 Sep 2008 15:20:14 EST Does anyone else have "Twin Skin?" Hi everyone. I'm kind of embarrassed to even ask this but I guess you'd be the right girls to ask! I have beautiful 15 year old twin daughters who I love more than words can say. After birth, I was left with what the plastic surgeon called "twin skin." I haven't had the money or the courage to have it fixed so I'm wondering if anyone else has this and if you've found any "undergarments" that hold it in so that it doesn't show under pants or skirts. Mine makes me look about 3 months pregna... Sat, 17 May 2008 23:45:46 EST How many people are here??? I know as a mother of twins I struggle with finding time balance life with taking care of the kids. I also know it's hard to get in here and post and check in but we need to do it. We need to get healthy for ourselves so we can run around and play with our kids! Who is with me?!?! Tue, 15 Apr 2008 19:16:47 EST A Soonergal.. In Texas!! Today went really well. I have such an AWESOME hubby! We went Garage Sale-ing today and he bought me a Texas Furniture couch that I know for a fact cost $2,500+ brand new and was less than a year old... for $300!! Then, we went by another one and I was looking for a china hutch and new kitchen table, and found a set for $325! Then we found a headboard set at Bob Mills... but we're going to get it later. These were things that we had been watching for and the couch was a perfect match for... Sat, 5 Apr 2008 21:46:05 EST Hi, I'm new! Hi everyone, <BR> I've been using sp for about 7 wks and live it!. I am the mom of b/g 5yr olds who will be starting kindergarten this fall. Sat, 5 Apr 2008 13:35:40 EST Hi Hi, My name is Marie and I have 2yr old identical twin boys. I am looking to tone and find the energy to keep up with them. I am a stay at home mom that works part-time. My schedule varies and so does my workout routine. I have a hard time giving up sleep, but it seems that is all I want to do, but it is hard to come by. Thu, 24 Jan 2008 22:49:15 EST hello Hi, My name is Jennifer. I have an 8 year old daughter and twin 4 year old daughters. I had lost all the weight before my marriage backin in 05 and just gained it all back. I'm on the road back down. So happy to see other twin parents here. <em>170</em> Tue, 23 Oct 2007 15:18:50 EST It's a new week!! Let's check in. :) I hope it's ok that I start this thread. <BR> <BR> LA Mom, Sorry I didn't post yesterday. Are you and your dh on board? It's a new week and we'll get there!! <BR> My goals for the week are to only weigh once a week. I've been weighing in every day and I want to switch to just Mondays. I also want to eat normal portions and not stuff myself. I've been doing ok but it is easy to eat a little extra one day and so on. ;) <BR> Chris Tue, 9 Oct 2007 09:51:24 EST hello from Louisiana hello team, <BR> My name is patricia and I am from Alexandria, LA. I am 22 years old and have alot of determination. I have a step daughter that is 7 and a set of twin girls that are almost 17 months. They all keep me pretty busy but not busy enough to keep weight off. So I am doing everything that I can to lose it as fast as I can. I am currently walking 6 miles a day... 2 in the morning, 2 at lunch, and 2 in the evening. I am not burning myself out beacause I love to walk..... it is like a ... Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:45:07 EST Challenge! Starting now we are doing this!!! Okay, so I'm busy and you're busy and our team here needs soemthing fun, something to get new members here and to get all of us back on the ball! I want to do an EXERCISE CHALLENGE!!! <BR> 1) Okay, number one thing is we need to be consistent with your workouts! I have trouble with this, but with each others support, we will prevail!!! AT least 30 minutes of Cardio, 3 times a week! Log here to let us know what youre doing and if you have any suggestions for the rest of us so we can mix up our... Tue, 17 Jul 2007 15:40:54 EST ***New Challenge***! Come join in! Hey everybody! A day late, right? Sorry, the hubby and I have had a virus all weekend! Hope all is well and everyone is ready for CHALLENGE!!! I thought about this and decided we need motivation! Yes ma'ams! So, I thought I could incorporate just a little cardio into our motivation! Okay, here's the PLAN: <BR> We'll start off with a week, and see how everyone does!! For those with medical limitations and the ones just getting started, let's try for at least 10 minutes of cardio a day! This co... Mon, 28 May 2007 11:09:54 EST New challenge starts Sunday!!!! Hey, I just wanted to see if anyone had some ideas for new challenges! Is there something that you need to work on and you want us all to motivate you and push you? My prob is Veggies! I HATE VEGETABLES!!! I working on it but its hard! I'm going to post a new challenge this Sunday! It could be a week long or month long, whichever ya'll think will be best! Log in and let me know or send me a sparkmail. Jen is going to be away fo a little bit, so I said I'd help out with challenges! I promise ... Fri, 25 May 2007 08:56:01 EST Could my back pain be due to the epidurals I had? I just knew that ya'll would know! I've searched everywhere and I can't find anything that will tell me if my lower back pain could be due to the 2 epidurals that I have had in the past. It's a tingling and burning in my back that acts up when I do too much! I had a friend once that said they could cause "hot spots" Does anyone know if I'm in pain b/c of the epidurals or just plain ole muscle strain? Please help! Tue, 8 May 2007 13:03:20 EST Hi there Look Mirandy I made it. Took me a bit. <BR> <BR> Anyway, hi. I'm Christy, SAHM to 2 year old b/g twins. I'm fat, I'm in bad health and I hate it. So I'm here. I'm already getting so much from SP and hope to get even more. I'm still a bit new here so it might take me a while to catch on. Fri, 4 May 2007 11:03:22 EST LOW CAL SNACK IDEAS. Hey everyone. I just thought that this might be a good place to find some yummy snack ideas that aren't going to blow our day. <BR> I wanted to share one that I just recently found: <BR> Hostess 100 calorie packs cupcakes. They are really good. If you haven't tried them I highly recommend they (they will give you your choc fix and not weight you down on calories.) <BR> Jen Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:27:06 EST GETTIN THERE! Slowly but surely I guess. <BR> I weighed in this morning and I am down 1 lb. <em>192</em> <BR> Can't weight to see bigger numbers. (get it weight. HEE, HEE) <BR> Jen Sun, 15 Apr 2007 15:26:33 EST Feeling Yucky! I have just had the worst headache today, and I haven't been myself today! I feel blob-like and I just want to cry! We're having a party for the boys tomorrow and its Pizza and Cake, and I nedd help b/c I want Pizza and Cake, but then I really don't need it b/c I have been splurging on the eating-out the last few days! What should I do? Fri, 13 Apr 2007 22:51:51 EST AHGG! I am really frustrated. I have gained three lbs since I started instead of losing weight. <BR> <BR> I am going to need to keep better track of my eating. I know it has a lot to do with me not exercising like I should. Going to try to do better. <BR> <BR> I have decided that the only way this weight is coming off is through Baby steps- I changed my weight ticker to a baby for that reason(not because I am having or have a baby <em>41</em> ). For this week I am concentrating on the weekly ch... Thu, 12 Apr 2007 17:57:08 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE Hey everyone, I was wanting to create a challenge that we could all do every week to try and keep our selves on track with our weight loss. <BR> I will try and post every Friday for the next weeks challenge. (If you have an idea for a good challenge, I would love to hear it- just sparkmail me and I will post it for the next week) <BR> I thought we'd start the challenge on Sunday and last through Saturday. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> April 8-14 Challenge: <BR> <BR> Drink all 8 glasses of water... Fri, 6 Apr 2007 10:37:15 EST I lost! I am under 200! I just had to spread my good news! I haven't been under 200 in 18 months! WOOHOOO! Thanks for all the support and I'll talk to ya'll soon!!! Thu, 5 Apr 2007 00:33:00 EST Tummy troubles??!!? Hi. I just wanted to check in and see if any one else had a C-section with thier twins. And if you did, are you or did you have any trouble getting rid of the tummy that is left from it. <BR> I am having a really hard time getting those muscles to get back in shape. I have that stupid little pouch where I used to have a nice flat stomach, I wasn't expecting to have a flat stomach again after two pregnancies(one being twins), but I was hoping for a somewhat smooth tummy with muscles that we go... Mon, 2 Apr 2007 11:14:59 EST New to group. Intro self here! Hello, everyone. I just thought it would be nice to have a place to share about our twins. <BR> I am a 30 yr old mom of twin girls who are now 5 and it has been wonderful! <BR> Can't wait to met the other moms of twins out there. <BR> ~Jen Thu, 22 Mar 2007 17:14:30 EST