SparkPeople DONE Being The Fat GIRL! Team Messageboard For all of us Girls that are just plain Done with being the "Fat Girl"! SparkPeople DONE Being The Fat GIRL! Team Messageboard "Let me officially re-introduce myself..." Hello, all. I am not new to the group but, I wanted to introduce myself being that I haven't been on here in a long time and that I am restarting my journey after years of being away. I had lost 95lbs on SP back in 2011 so, I know that I can do this. Sometimes, it's hard to get over myself because I remember these times and I compare how bad it's gotten after all that weight creeped back up. I am currently at 386.8lbs and I just get so bummed. But, I'm determined to do this. <BR> <BR> My nam... Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:58:44 EST Hi all. My name is Jessica. I am married with 3 daughters. We live in southern Ontario. I have been overweight for as long as I can remember. After my second daughter was born I had success with weight loss, losing about 50lbs. Then I let myself fall back into old habits. When I got pregnant with my third daughter I packed the pounds back on. I used having a baby as an excuse for a long time. She just turned 6 on Saturday so I think that ship has sailed! It is time to shake off the excuses and get my... Mon, 12 Oct 2020 19:14:09 EST Fat Procedures I really didn't know what to name this topic. Have any of you ladies have done belly apron removed? Cool sculpt? You get the idea. Tue, 8 Sep 2020 03:15:13 EST Newbie Hello everyone! My name is Joellen, but I prefer to be called Jo. I'm not new to SP, but I have come and gone from SP a few times over the year. I just rejoined yesterday and I'm looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. I had lost about 100 pounds and then gained back 25 pounds. I don't want to go back to where I was when I started. I'm hoping to make some new friends and possibly someone to help me with accountability and maybe someone that I can help to be accountable as well!! Thu, 4 Jun 2020 08:40:30 EST Not Quite A Newbie I've had this current SP account for about 10 years now, but have been on SP for about 12, off and on. I've been a part of this group for awhile, but I'm just now starting to get back into the online aspect of this site. <BR> <BR> Anyway... <BR> <BR> I've gone up and down on my weight over the past 12-ish years. I'm currently 19 weeks pregnant with Baby #6 and am using SP to keep track of what I'm eating and make sure I'm eating as healthy as possible, and keep myself active. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 23 Feb 2020 16:29:59 EST staying focused trying to stay focused on doing a couple spark workouts a day!! I can do this! Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:37:59 EST 2/10/20 Did a 10 minute sparkpeople workout on my morning break!! Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:20:14 EST Reset and buddies I have been using Sparkpeople for years. On and off. And I have been in this group for a while. I am decided on starting fresh today and making this work for me. I have a lot of weight to lose. I am starting at 312.2lbs and my goal is to reach 150lbs. My goal for this year is to lose 50lbs by my birthday in October. I am determined to make this happen and I know that I can do this. Back in 2011, I lost 100lbs in one year using Sparkpeople and I know that I can do this again. My goal is to tac... Thu, 30 Jan 2020 07:34:30 EST Share a Healthy Recipe We all get burnt out on the same ole thing... time to try something new. I have been trying several different foods that I normally would not try... I have grown to love so many different foods that I am discovering are tasty to cook up! <BR> <BR> Please share your recipes here, include ingredients, instructions for sure and if possible a picture after you have made the recipe you have shared with us or one that comes with it from a site on the web. <BR> *if you share one from the web, pleas... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 14:43:48 EST November Health Challenge Want to do something easy to accomplish but can still make a difference? Why not do a daily bit of motion, drink some fluids, and do a stretch or two? November can make or break our year with the focus shifting from outdoor activity/good weather to more times indoors, daylight getting shorter, cooler weather, more social activities throughout the month and next. Before you know it, it can be January and you're starting all over. Having realistic and attainable goals helps a lot! <BR> <B... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 19:55:39 EST September Challenge No matter how you move it, move it! Sept 2019 Challenge <BR> <em>360</em> <em>359</em> <em>185</em> <em>363</em> <em>57</em> <em>311</em> <em>361</em> <em>342</em> <em>313</em> <em>231</em> <BR> <BR> * for some reason my tracker isn't doing the time in hours/minutes so rather than not track I just put the ? in there for that part... <BR> <BR> Date / Time HH:MM/ Miles Tracker Counted/ Step Count/ <BR> Sept 1 ? 2.8mi 6546 <BR> Sept 2 ? 5.2mi 11378 <BR> Se... Wed, 28 Aug 2019 18:10:07 EST hyellow Hai I'm Arie. <BR> <BR> I have been the fat girl my entire life. My biggest bully has always been my family. I know they love me and want what is best for me... but their approach and "motivation" has done more damage than good... <BR> <BR> I'm ready to kick this weight and get on with my life. <BR> <BR> I'm new to sparkpeople so I'd love any friends that wanna go through our journeys together. Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:50:20 EST New Member Hi everyone.My name is Anabell. I used to belong to SparkPeople back in 2012. I didn't realize how long it was until I tried to get back in. I was no longer able to log in on my old sign on which is ok. It is 2019 and I am now a mother of a 3 year old and I will be 46 next month. I have been on a weight journey for a long time but get easily discouraged. I have come to the realization that I can no longer do this journey on my own. Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:00:32 EST Fitness Expert 90 Day Journey As well as being involved here with the Done Girl team, I'm also involved with the Blogilates team. If you aren't familiar with Blogilates it is a fitness blog, youtube channel, instagram, etc. where fitness enthusiast, Cassey Ho, blogs about everything to do with fitness, designs fitness apparel, creates regular challenges and provides a daily workout routine to grow your strength, endurance, etc. <BR> <BR> Recently she got married. Like a lot of people who have recent changes in their ... Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:29:44 EST Exercise & Daily Movement Here is a GREAT article touting the benefits of lifting weights. Good news is you don't have to be Hercules (known for being strong) to benefit. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>w-weight-training-changes-brain </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 20 Minute SEATED Workout with or without DUMBBELLS | Full Body BEGINNER Exercise Routine SITTING in a CHAIR <BR> <link> Tue, 6 Aug 2019 17:20:25 EST Weight Loss Success Challenge When ever I've had success at weight loss, it was because I focused on my nutritional needs (such a wonderful benefit of SP Nutritional Tracker) and NOT using food for other reasons than nutrition. <BR> <BR> Today's recommended articles includes this one on just this topic: What happens when people stop using food as "medicine" for their emotions and instead look at food as meeting nutritional needs. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/wellness_articles.asp?id=1... Mon, 5 Aug 2019 16:29:09 EST Done Girl! Photos and Story Saw this article online recently, and though it was published several years ago the title of it was perfect to post here. Click through to the story to see her progress photos and read her story... <BR> <BR> I Did It! I'm Done Being The Fat Girl <BR> <BR> After making a New Year's Day pledge to shape up, Mindy Badgley reinvented her diet and lost 84 pounds. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e/0,,20742952,00.html </link> Fri, 2 Aug 2019 06:27:40 EST Dance Party <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <BR> There used to be a thread here for sharing songs you can dance (on your feet or from a chair) along with for some extra movement. Fun part is you don't know what the song or the music or the beat is going to be until you CLICK thru to hear it. Here we go.... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Who is going to join me? <BR> <BR> <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> Thu, 4 Jul 2019 16:52:25 EST What time do you get up each day? I awake about 4AM and watch the news. Sometimes, I stay up and other times I go back to bed. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 04:38:27 EST Your weekend 06-15/06/16 What are your plans for the weekend? It is rainy here. I will be going to the gym and catching up on Y &amp; R, What are your plans? Sat, 15 Jun 2019 07:49:55 EST What is your weather like today? I am in Indiana. It is suppose to be sunny and 78 here today. The extended forecast shows all rain. Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:01:17 EST New to the team Hello! I am 67 years old. I have started and restarted on Spark People several times. This time I plan on sticking with it! Looking forward to hearing from all of you. Sat, 1 Jun 2019 10:57:33 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 12 May 2019 18:33:56 EST Brilliance Award And the Brilliance Award goes to *points to self* ME!!!! <em>279</em> I was so proud of myself for baking chicken last night (basically a second dinner) just so I could have a healthy lunch today. Well guess who lost track of time and never set a timer. Yep, me. So I all set to eat my beautiful lunch of RAW chicken. Yeah me. <em>104</em> All I can do is laugh. At least I tried Wed, 6 Feb 2019 18:20:10 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 1 Feb 2019 00:37:40 EST What's on the Menu... I'm always feeling like I'm eating the same thing over and over. Trying to avoid the figured I'd start a thread. So what's for dinner? <em>4</em> Mon, 28 Jan 2019 12:59:42 EST Wanna chat I know most of us use this website for weight loss/tracking only but I guess I'm a chatter. I love interaction and it helps keep the mind from straying to the naughty goodies. So that said...what's going on with y'all today? <em>220</em> Sat, 26 Jan 2019 11:56:34 EST Shake Your Groove Thing. Crank up the tunes Done Girls! <BR> <BR> Time to shake it! <BR> <BR> Tell us what you are dancing to today! Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:03:36 EST What do you count? So I know the steps count no matter what. If I take one, my garmin logs it...pacing in the kitchen, counts! Walking to the back to talk to kids, counts! BUT...what do you count towards your burn. I know there are multiple places that count calories, but do you count the multiple outfit changes we face getting dressed (getting kids dressed, etc)? Do you count house cleaning? Do you count unloading groceries from the car to the house? Or do you simply count the focused efforts towards fit... Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:17:07 EST Team # 1 Huddle? Has Team 1 had a huddle and a name? I am not very good at this! Sun, 20 Jan 2019 20:38:33 EST Team #2 Huddle Does anybody have any ideas for a name. We can keep it simple or be very creative. <BR> <BR> <BR> TEAM 2: <BR> SMALLERMELORIE <BR> HOLLYN0911 <BR> AMYBRO1 <BR> NEVERORNOW <BR> GINIGIRL1 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:07:22 EST Team 3 Huddle What should our team name be? We have until Friday. <BR> <BR> P.S. We're winning so far. :) <BR> <BR> Team 3: <BR> DRKUHL2017 <BR> MARIENOW <BR> GINGINB <BR> ANCHEN2 <BR> JOYFULPAMELA <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:01:12 EST What is "workin" for You Share with us what is working for you... what is your life style change that is making your journey to a better Y.O.U!? Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:24:37 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 13 Jan 2019 23:23:06 EST Shake Your Groove Thing 1/13-1/19 <em>249</em> Groovin' tune for Sunday 1/13/2019 <BR> <BR> 45 minutes Melody remix of some of my favorite foot stompin' tunes! You know that "Cupid Shuffle" is In the Mix!!! Woo hoo!!! <BR> <BR> Tell me sister... what do you have cranked up for today? <BR> <BR> <em>354</em> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:29:24 EST Newbie....... Hey ... My name is Kim. I've been here before. 2010. Lost weight. Gained it back. Lost some of it. Looking to lose more now... and get closer to my goal. (: I've tried other sites since being here in 2010 and *nothing* has ever compared to how supportive this site is for people trying to lose weight and get healthy. So. Here I am again. Looking for some support along the way. <BR> <BR> I hope you're all having a great year so far... and hopefully we can chat sometime. (: <BR... Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:56:02 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 6 Jan 2019 11:48:32 EST Shake Your Groove Thing Dance Challenge~Sign up <em>353</em> <BR> Sign up here~ <BR> The official Dance Challenge will start Sunday, January 13th and will go until Wednesday, February 13th! <BR> Get your grove on and burn some cals the funnest way ever discovered! <BR> <em>353</em> <em>353</em> <em>353</em> <em>353</em> <em>353</em> <em>353</em> <em>353</em> <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> Choose a time that is good for you, pick a jammin' good song to dance to and start off with at least 10 minutes dancing. <BR> As the... Sat, 5 Jan 2019 20:54:27 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 30 Dec 2018 15:18:15 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 29 Dec 2018 18:35:09 EST BLC - WINTER CHALLENGE - GREEN TEAM <em>30</em> Fri, 9 Nov 2018 13:52:01 EST BLC - WINTER CHALLENGE - BLUE TEAM <em>30</em> Fri, 9 Nov 2018 13:50:21 EST BLC - WINTER CHALLENGE - RED TEAM <em>30</em> Fri, 9 Nov 2018 13:48:19 EST BLC - WINTER CHALLENGE - PURPLE TEAM <em>30</em> Fri, 9 Nov 2018 13:45:46 EST Seasons Greetings Halloween is coming soon and then comes Thanksgiving for some of you (I'm Canadian so we already had ours <em>429</em> ) Then the Merry season of giving arrives. <BR> <BR> What was your favorite Halloween costume you ever wore? What is a costume you have always wanted to wear? <BR> <BR> What is your favorite holiday memory? Do you have a favorite recipe or toy you always wanted? <BR> <BR> One of my favorite costumes as a kid was Jem from Jem and the Holograms! <em>431</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:33:09 EST The Longest Sentence in History Let's start a new game! Who is in? <BR> <BR> Let's start the longest sentence in history. Let's see what silly story we come up with! <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> Person 1: The <BR> Person 2: sun <BR> Person 3: was <BR> <BR> And so on. <BR> Good luck, and I shall start: <BR> <BR> The... <BR> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:28:53 EST Words or Emoticons related to Fall/Winter <em>465</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:24:28 EST Why are you DONE? Why are you DONE? What are you DONE with? What are your goals? <em>56</em> <BR> <BR> Make a list of 10 things you are DONE with or 10 goals here (or both or just 5 if you prefer <em>30</em> ) <BR> <BR> Check back often to remind yourself of why you started and why you joined this team. Read what other DONE girls are saying for inspiration and support <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Update your list as you find necessary! <BR> <BR> I'll start with mine and I hope you'll join me! <BR> <B... Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:21:16 EST BLC WINTER CHALLENGE - ***HUB*** Hi DONE girls! <em>220</em> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in another Biggest Loser Challenge to take us to the end of the year? <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> If there is enough interest we will be having TEAMS again! That means PLEASE only sign up if you are serious about making a commitment to the fellow DONE girls on your team. Only sign up if you are serious about participating in a long running challenge. Are we ready to do this? Let's end the 2018 together and kick off t... Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:46:39 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE - September 23-29 <em>235</em> DONE GIRLS! <BR> <BR> For those of you looking for a challenge this week that are not part of any other ongoing challenges - this is for you! <em>595</em> <em>244</em> (This is a separate challenge from the Biggest Loser Challenge ongoing right now) <BR> <BR> This week the challenge is WATER intake! <BR> <BR> Use this Tracker in a post here in the challenge thread to track your daily water intake (cups) <BR> <BR> TRACKER TO COPY: <BR> <BR> MONDAY: <BR> TUESDAY: <B... Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:43:07 EST Nice things people say or do... Tell us about a nice thing someone said to you or something nice that someone did to you or for you or you witnessed said or done to someone else... <BR> <BR> Something that lifted your spirits or encouraged you... <BR> <BR> There is enough negative things happening in this world... <BR> <BR> Please share and let us smile with you! Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:39:03 EST Red Team Week 2: Let's do this, everybody! Hey Red Team, <BR> <BR> How do people feel about checking in once in a while during the weeks? Let's use this space to help and encourage one another! (I thought I'd start this thread so that PEPPERMINTFIZZ wouldn't have to wade through a bunch of posts to find weekly stats--hope that's okay!) <BR> <BR> It's almost 1:00 here in WI, and I've gotten three glasses of water in for the day. How about you? <BR> <BR> Anne Mon, 27 Aug 2018 13:55:36 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - GREEN TEAM NOW CLOSED <em>235</em> to the Biggest Loser Challenge GREEN TEAM! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Below is the list of the people on your team. <BR> <BR> MISSROCKABILLY <link><BR>sp?id=MISSROCKABILLY </link> <BR> <BR> LOSINGME73 <link><BR>sp?id=LOSINGME73 </link> <BR> <BR> FFWONDERWOMAN <link><BR>sp?id=FFWONDERWOMAN </link> <BR> <BR> HERKIMERANGEL80 <link> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:29:20 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - BLUE TEAM NOW CLOSE <em>235</em> to the Biggest Loser Challenge BLUE TEAM! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Below is the list of the people on your team. <BR> <BR> BHUIDSEACH <link><BR>sp?id=BHUIDSEACH </link> <BR> <BR> TKOVACH1 <link><BR>sp?id=TKOVACH1 </link> <BR> <BR> OREOSMILE <link><BR>sp?id=OREOSMILE </link> <BR> <BR> LIZBETHSUE <link><BR>sp?id=LIZBET... Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:28:49 EST BIGGEST LOSER FALL CHALLENGE - RED TEAM NOW CLOSED <em>235</em> to the Biggest Loser Challenge RED TEAM! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Below is the list of the people on your team. <BR> <BR> MUSIC77 <link><BR>sp?id=MUSIC77 </link> <BR> <BR> GUTZYNGLAM <link><BR>sp?id=GUTZYNGLAM </link> <BR> <BR> ANCHEN2 <link><BR>sp?id=ANCHEN2 </link> <BR> <BR> STARDUSTD <link><BR>sp?id=STARDUSTD </... Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:28:24 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - PURPLE TEAM NOW CLOSED <em>235</em> to the Biggest Loser Challenge PURPLE TEAM! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Below is the list of the people on your team. <BR> <BR> CAROLJ74 <link><BR>sp?id=CAROLJ74 </link> <BR> <BR> SWEETCHICK87 <link><BR>sp?id=SWEETCHICK87 </link> <BR> <BR> CHELAGETSFIT <link><BR>sp?id=CHELAGETSFIT </link> <BR> <BR> SAPHRAEL <link><BR>... Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:27:53 EST I'm a Newbie, and I'm DONE... Hi, fellow Sparkies! My name is Noelle or you can call me Elle. My highest weight was 286, now I'm at 250. My ultimate goal is to be somewhere between 165 - 175. I'm a recovering emotional eater. I have turned to writing or journaling instead of reaching for food. I am trying to regain my focus and determination to get back on track and start taking back control of my weight and most importantly my health. I'm absolutely DONE with being the chubby girl I was!!! <BR> I look forward to gettin... Sat, 11 Aug 2018 13:12:22 EST BIGGEST LOSER FALL CHALLENGE **HUB** Hi DONE girls! <em>220</em> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> It's been awhile but we heard you. You want another BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE! Am I right? <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> This time we will be having TEAMS! That means PLEASE only sign up if you are serious about making a commitment to the fellow DONE girls on your team. Only sign up if you are serious about participating in a long running challenge. Are we ready to do this? Let's end the summer together and kick off fall with the mindset ... Wed, 8 Aug 2018 21:37:24 EST A to Z things in my cupboard/fridge Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tue, 7 Aug 2018 08:24:20 EST Words or Emoticons related to Summer <em>259</em> Tue, 7 Aug 2018 08:22:39 EST Cardio Challenge Week 6 FINAL WEEK~!!!! Cardio Challenge running dates: JULY 1, 2018 thru AUGUST 12, 2018 <BR> <BR> Week 6 of Strutting my stuff as a Done Girl: <BR> <BR> Aug 5 Sunday: Chased after grandson at his 5th birthday party 120mins <BR> Aug 6 Monday: hvy dty cleaning 120 mins <BR> Aug 7 Tuesday: moving furniture &amp; hvy dty cleaning 120 mins <BR> Aug 8 Wednesday: push mow the yard 190 mins <BR> Aug 9 Thursday: <BR> Aug 10 Friday: <BR> Aug 11 Saturday: <BR> <BR> ***Pick the days you push to the limit and remem... Sun, 5 Aug 2018 08:50:16 EST Cardio Challenge Week 5! Cardio Challenge running dates: JULY 1, 2018 thru AUGUST 12, 2018 <BR> <BR> Week 5 of Strutting my stuff as a Done Girl: <BR> <BR> July 29 Sunday: 60 min playing musical instrument 2X's <BR> July 30 Monday: 180 min hvy dty cleaning! I mean.. whew! <BR> July 31 Tuesday: 60 min walking <BR> Aug 1 Wednesday: 45 mins dancing &amp; 30 mins hvy dty cleaning <BR> Aug 2 Thursday: 120 mins canning &amp; 60 mins hvy dty cleaning <BR> Aug 3 Friday: 120 yard work <BR> Aug 4 Saturday: 120 hvy dty... Sun, 29 Jul 2018 22:18:14 EST Cardio Challenge Week 4! Cardio Challenge running dates: JULY 1, 2018 thru AUGUST 12, 2018 <BR> <BR> Week 4 of Strutting my stuff as a Done Girl: <BR> <BR> July 22 Sunday: 60 min playing musical instrument times 2! <BR> July 23 Monday: 45 min dancing, 30 min walking <BR> July 24 Tuesday: 150 min push mow grass (feet hurt &amp; got a blister on my hand, but my yard looks great!) <BR> July 25 Wednesday: Crank up the tunes for a bit of dancing 45min <BR> July 26 Thursday: 30 min walk, 45 min deep cleaning <BR> ... Sat, 21 Jul 2018 22:02:30 EST Cardio Challenge Week 3! JULY 1, 2018 thru AUGUST 12, 2018 <BR> <BR> Week 3 of Strutting my stuff as a Done Girl: <BR> <BR> July 15 Sunday: 45 min playing Mandolin, 45 min playing mandolin <BR> July 16 Monday: 120 mins hvy dty cleaning <BR> July 17 Tuesday: 30 min walk &amp; 45 min dancing <BR> July 18 Wednesday: 60 min werkin' that walk <BR> July 19 Thursday: 240mins canning! <BR> July 20 Friday: 60 min walking &amp; 180 canning <BR> July 21 Saturday: 140 playing musical instrument <BR> <BR> ***Pick the day... Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:23:54 EST Cardio Challenge Week 2! JULY 1, 2018 thru AUGUST 12, 2018 <BR> <BR> Week 2 of strutting my stuff as a Done Girl: <BR> <BR> July 8: Sunday: 60 + 60 minutes playing musical instrument <BR> July 9 Monday: dancing to my fav songs 40min <BR> July 10 Tuesday: 120mins playing musical instrument (mandolin) *I tend to dance around a bit too! LOL* <BR> July 11 Wednesday: Hvy dty cleaning 120mins &amp; power walk 20min <BR> July 12 Thursday: hvy dty cleaning 60mins &amp; power walk 30mins <BR> July 13 Friday: 60min wal... Sun, 8 Jul 2018 09:31:52 EST Cardio Challenge Week 1! JULY 1, 2018 thru AUGUST 12, 2018 <BR> <BR> Week 1 of strutting my stuff as a Done Girl: <BR> <BR> July 1: Sunday: 120 min playing a musical instrument <BR> July 2 Monday: 30 min walking/20 min hvy dty cleaning <BR> July 3 Tuesday: 45 min Cupid Shuffle~ Meraina style! LOL <BR> July 4 Wednesday: 52 min push mow yard! <BR> July 5 Thursday: 35 min walking <BR> July 6 Friday: 3 hrs walking <BR> July 7 Saturday: 1.5 hrs playing musical instrument &amp; dancing <BR> <BR> Pick the days yo... Sun, 1 Jul 2018 20:42:16 EST New but Not - Lets try this again! Hi everyone! My name is Christine and I am not new to Sparkpeople. I joined in 2010 and lost 30lbs! Life happened, gained the weight back and then some. I decided to join again because my husband and I want to start a family and after a few years of no luck we decided to seek the help of a Reproductive endocrinologist. I was diagnosed with ovarian endometriosis and will have to have surgery at the end of July. My doctor is hopeful that after the surgery we can start trying again. I will have ... Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:50:28 EST Share a favorite Share a favorite Recipe, Exercise, Song, Tracker... share what helps you thru the day... just share with your Done Girl Attitude! <BR> <BR> Low Carb Yellow Squash Casserole! Fresh out of the garden!!! Yummers! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>3448/low-carb-yellow-squash-casserole/ </link> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:49:17 EST Cardio Challenge SignUp Here! <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> ***STARTING JULY 1, 2018*** ENDING AUGUST 12, 2018*** <BR> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> Going for a 6 week Cardio Challenge! <BR> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> You choose your weapon for your Cardio workout and strut your stuff on the weekly challenge stat report (I... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 21:41:55 EST I am back after over 5 years gone! Hey Girls... I used to be active here over 5 years ago. I walked away from my weight loss journey... but I am back now....It is great to log in today and seen old names that I remember!! Tue, 29 May 2018 12:36:07 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - ***WEEK 8*** Hi DONE GIRLS! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to WEEK EIGHT of our Biggest Loser Challenge of 2018! <BR> <BR> PLEASE GO TO THE LINK BELOW FOR CURRENT CHALLENGE STANDINGS (Rules and weigh in spot) Week 7 standings will be posted sometime throughout the week. Make sure you weigh in and update your tracker!! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=3838x9674x6<BR>8504578 </link> <BR> <BR> This challenge will run for 8 w... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:07:00 EST 2018 - Second 100 *DONE* days! SPRING edition! Drop in and let us know what your goal is! <BR> <BR> I was inspired by a Facebook video about how much you can do in 100 days, a compliation of some viral inspirational videos that floated around last year! One awesome woman went to the gym every day, a mother and daughter exercised and took a little spin around in a video each day to show their changes, a father wanted to reach his toes (although very thin, he wasn't flexible - fitness is for everyone!) <BR> <BR> This is l... Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:44:01 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - ***WEEK 7*** Hi DONE GIRLS! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to WEEK SEVEN of our Biggest Loser Challenge of 2018! <BR> <BR> PLEASE GO TO THE LINK BELOW FOR CURRENT CHALLENGE STANDINGS (Rules and weigh in spot) Week 6 standings will be posted sometime throughout the week. Make sure you weigh in and update your tracker!! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=3838x9674x6<BR>8504578 </link> <BR> <BR> This challenge will run for 8 w... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:59:35 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - ***WEEK 6*** Hi DONE GIRLS! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to WEEK SIX of our Biggest Loser Challenge of 2018! <BR> <BR> PLEASE GO TO THE LINK BELOW FOR CURRENT CHALLENGE STANDINGS (Rules and weigh in spot) Week 5 standings will be posted sometime throughout the week. Make sure you weigh in and update your tracker!! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=3838x9674x6<BR>8504578 </link> <BR> <BR> This challenge will run for 8 wee... Sun, 8 Apr 2018 14:03:21 EST Hello everyone My name is Emily, I'm a just turned 40 year old woman who is DONE being fat. I'm happily married with a two year old daughter and a dog. I work as a English as a second language teacher in Buffalo Public Schools. I love hockey (Pittsburgh Penguins fan here), movies, shopping, and the elliptical trainer. I like to take walks, visit museums, and travel to the Outer Banks and Boston Massachusetts. <BR> <BR> I started my journey 269 days ago, and as of this morning, I've lost 58 pounds. My docto... Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:58:59 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - ***WEEK 5*** Hi DONE GIRLS! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to WEEK FIVE of our Biggest Loser Challenge of 2018! <BR> <BR> PLEASE GO TO THE LINK BELOW FOR CURRENT CHALLENGE STANDINGS (Rules and weigh in spot) Week 4 standings will be posted sometime throughout the week. Make sure you weigh in and update your tracker!! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=3838x9674x6<BR>8504578 </link> <BR> <BR> This challenge will run for 8 we... Sun, 1 Apr 2018 13:16:51 EST In support of accepting what's now - Big Arms It's going to be summer and, let's face it: I have fat arms. Even though I am slowly losing weight, moderately exercising, and making better choices (turtle approach), they are not going away soon. So, my question is, am I allowed to wear sleeveless? Is it really as bad as I think it is? Help, and thank you. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 20:20:34 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - ***WEEK 4*** Hi DONE GIRLS! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to WEEK FOUR of our Biggest Loser Challenge of 2018! <BR> <BR> PLEASE GO TO THE LINK BELOW FOR CURRENT CHALLENGE STANDINGS (Rules and weigh in spot) Week 3 standings will be posted sometime throughout the week. Make sure you weigh in and update your tracker!! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=3838x9674x6<BR>8504578 </link> <BR> <BR> This challenge will run for 8 we... Sat, 24 Mar 2018 22:51:01 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - ***WEEK 3*** Hi DONE GIRLS! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to WEEK THREE of our Biggest Loser Challenge of 2018! <BR> <BR> PLEASE GO TO THE LINK BELOW FOR CURRENT CHALLENGE STANDINGS (Rules and weigh in spot) Standings will be posted on Monday. Make sure you weigh in and update your tracker!! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=3838x9674x6<BR>8504578 </link> <BR> <BR> This challenge will run for 8 weeks. This is week THREE (... Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:38:07 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - ***WEEK 2*** Hi DONE GIRLS! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to WEEK TWO of our Biggest Loser Challenge of 2018! <BR> <BR> PLEASE GO TO THE LINK BELOW FOR CURRENT CHALLENGE STANDINGS (Rules and weigh in spot) Standings will be posted sometime Sunday evening or on Monday <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=3838x9674x6<BR>8504578 </link> <BR> <BR> This challenge will run for 8 weeks. This is week TWO (March 11 – 17) Your next weigh in will b... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 21:16:57 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - ***WEEK 1*** Hi DONE GIRLS! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to WEEK ONE of our Biggest Loser Challenge! <BR> <BR> PLEASE GO TO THE LINK BELOW FOR CHALLENGE RULES AND THE WEEKLY WEIGH IN SPOT! (by now you should have copied the tracking template into a reply post at the link below with your starting weight) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=3838x9674x6<BR>8504578 </link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <em>15</em> <em>9... Sat, 3 Mar 2018 23:16:45 EST Rough week Hi everyone. Having a rough week this week. I don't know if it's because of that TOTM or something else but everything is getting to me. My job, my husband, everything... Definitely need some good me time this weekend. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:58:36 EST Valentine Challenge Week 7 ~~THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF THE VALENTINE CHALLENGE~~ <BR> <BR> Week 7: Starts Sunday~ 2/18/18! **ending stats/measurements/weight at bottom of post at the end of the Challenge please. (if you wish to post) <BR> <BR> ~~~ Time to push til it hurts Done Girls! We are in the finish--line stretch!!! Time is moving fast!!! This challenge is nearly over &amp; Done! There is a NEW one coming soon! <BR> Declare yourself: <BR> I am going to do my best to stick to the plan every single day for this ... Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:46:14 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - RULES & WEIGH IN SPOT Hi DONE GIRLS! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to our Biggest Loser Challenge of 2018! I'm so happy you've all signed up and I hope that over the next few weeks that we can make some lasting healthy changes in our lives and some lasting friendships! If you still want to sign up but haven't yet, please do so by February 25 at the link below <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=3838x9674x6<BR>8425372 </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE KEEP... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:37:28 EST Valentine Challenge Week 6 Week 6: Starts Sunday~ 2/11/18! <BR> **Get your self geared up and rock this challenge!!! Time to push til it hurts Done Girls! We are on the down-side of this hill! Time is moving fast!!! This challenge is nearly over &amp; Done! There is a NEW one coming soon! <BR> Declare yourself: <BR> I am going to do my best to stick to the plan every single day for this week. <BR> As I make it this week I will start next week as maintaining my plan. I will make this work. <BR> I need this. I WANT ... Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:47:00 EST Problem # 1 I'm not going to lie, I LOVE food. <BR> <BR> I find that the hardest part of losing weight is loving food. (healthy or non-healthy) I know that I can enjoy it in smaller portions. But, the other part of the problem is the "picking" as I'm cooking or putting the food away. <BR> <BR> Using a paper food journal helps, I force myself to write everything. Sometimes I won't eat something because I don't feel like writing it down. <BR> <BR> Any other ideas/methods are appreciated. <em>778</em> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:16:13 EST Looking for an accountability Buddy I do not have a very supportive family, so I am having a hard time finding an accountability buddy. I was wondering if anyone here would be willing to tackle this task together with me. <BR> <BR> I am just starting this trip, and making a few small changes at a time. So I am not yet a full time woman warrior amazonian. I am focusing on at least 10 minutes of fitness (but really aiming for 30) a day. At least 3 healthy dinners a week, and several healthy snacks a week. I am trying to lose 10... Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:50:00 EST birthday club? *Please* Copy &amp; paste entire list of birthdays, find your birth month &amp; add yourself on that month so that Done Girls may visit your page or send you a message for your birthday! <BR> **PLEASE~ IF YOU NOTICE THAT SOMEONE HAS BEEN MISSED FROM A PREVIOUS POST, PLEASE ADD THEM TO THEIR BIRTH MONTH TO HELP US KEEP IT ORGANIZED AS WE BUILD THE CLUB** <BR> <BR> LOVIN' ME SOME DONE GIRLS!!! <BR> <BR> Jan: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Feb: <BR> 2/7: PEPPERMINTFIZZ <BR> 2/7: STARDUSTD <BR> ... Wed, 7 Feb 2018 18:05:09 EST need healthier habits through the weekend So I'm kicking myself a little bit today. Yesterday, I ate more than I should have of the not healthy stuff. I made Jalapeno popper dip which is my favorite and I only make it one night a year...then we had sloppy joe tater tot casserole. Neither of which are a norm for our home mind you, but we wanted to 'treat' ourselves. <BR> <BR> Here's part of the problem (and a little celebration I think too). In the past, I would have eaten much more than I did last night without a problem. I ended up... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:14:22 EST New Years' Resolutions <link><BR>marter-living/get-your-resolution-back<BR>-on-track.html?mabReward=ART_TS7&amp;r<BR>ecid=106yrIuAkELQXsCt1EseAkVhQCV&amp;recp=0 </link> <BR> <BR> how to make good new years' resolutions. Interestingly, it reinforces how SMART resolutions are made (another sparkpeople article)!! <BR> <BR> ARE YOU STILL IN? What steps are you doing to make it happen? Sun, 4 Feb 2018 21:19:58 EST Valentine Challenge Week 5 Week 5: Starts Sunday~ 2/4/18! <BR> **Get your self geared up and rock this challenge!!! Time to push til it hurts Done Girls! We are on the down-side of this hill! Time is moving fast!!! This challenge is nearly over &amp; Done! There is a NEW one coming soon! <BR> Declare yourself: <BR> I am going to do my best to stick to the plan every single day for this week. <BR> As I make it this week I will start next week as maintaining my plan. I will make this work. <BR> I need this. I WANT th... Sun, 4 Feb 2018 16:14:30 EST Biggest Loser Challenge - SIGN UP Hi DONE girls! <em>220</em> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> After our current Valentine Challenge ends we are planning on throwing a Biggest Loser Challenge. If you are interested in participating please sign up in this thread by February 25. Then we can determine how many teams we have. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>345</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> More challenge details to follow! Fri, 2 Feb 2018 12:03:50 EST Transition I need to say this somewhere and this is a place where I know that I can say it and kind of work through it. <BR> <BR> The smallest I’ve been as an adult has been a size 12, 205 pounds. I thought I looked pretty good and was happy there. My mom recently found a physical from when I was 16 or17 that had my immunization record on it (which is probably the reason she kept it), it said that I was 5’8 and 198 pounds. So now I have a number of “what I was in high school.” <BR> <BR> I’m currently ... Fri, 2 Feb 2018 09:34:03 EST February 2018 Fitness Minutes Post your fitness goals and progress for the month here! Thu, 1 Feb 2018 10:46:24 EST Team pounds lost: Take the last pound(s) + yours EXAMPLE: "exampleDoneGirl 17 <BR> MERAINA" 11 <BR> MERAINA post: 17+11= 28 <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's see how many pounds we have lost all together! All Done Girls post your pounds lost plus the total from the last post of total pounds posted. <BR> <BR> I think it will be fun to see what we have done and can to together! Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:50:13 EST Valentine Challenge Week 4 Week 3: Starts 1/28/18 Sunday! <BR> Declare yourself: <BR> I am going to do my best to stick to the plan every single day for this week. <BR> As I make it this week I will start next week as maintaining my plan. I will make this work. <BR> I need this. I WANT this. I will not let depression, lack of $$, or no support @ home keep me from my plan <BR> today, tomorrow, this week, next week... you get the idea. I have control, I am a grown up. I am held <BR> accountable for my own actions. ... Sun, 28 Jan 2018 23:35:10 EST Valentine Challenge Week 3 Week 3: Starts 1/21/18 Sunday! <BR> Declare yourself: <BR> I am going to do my best to stick to the plan every single day for this week. <BR> As I make it this week I will start next week as maintaining my plan. I will make this work. <BR> I need this. I WANT this. I will not let depression, lack of $$, or no support @ home keep me from my plan <BR> today, tomorrow, this week, next week... you get the idea. I have control, I am a grown up. I am held <BR> accountable for my own actions. ... Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:51:32 EST Should It count toward my steps? I do a walk away the pounds type video for my workout. I was wondering for those who do these types workouts do you count them towards your steps for the day? My fitness tracker allows me to change what kind of activity I am I doing and I am not sure if I should keep it as a step counter or change it to dance? Misfit trackers do not have a walk away the pounds or aerobic exercise option. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:37:43 EST Done Girls Healthy Choices {share your Recipes} Sharing a new Done Girl Recipe: <BR> Rockin' Queso Dip: <BR> El Viajero Mexican Dipping Cheese (Jalapapeno) &amp; 1 can Rotel (diced tomatoes &amp; green chilies) <BR> Dip your Pork Rinds in this for a great snack choice! <BR> ~~El Viajero Mexican Dipping Cheese (Jalapeno) <BR> Serving Size: 2 oz <BR> Amount Per Serving: Calories 220.0, Total Fat 18.0 g, Saturated Fat 12.0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g, Cholesterol 60.0 mg, Sodium 720.0 mg, Potassium 0.0 mg, Total Ca... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 22:29:50 EST Valentine Challenge Week 2 Week 2: Starts 1/14/18 Sunday! <BR> <BR> Make the decision that no matter how many times you fall, <BR> you wont wait 24-48 hours to make up for it. Make sure your next act, after falling, <BR> is standing up straight. Immediately. State one victory you have already had today. <BR> <BR> Declare yourself: <BR> I am going to do my best to stick to the plan every single day for this week. <BR> As I make it this week I will start next week as maintaining my plan. I will make this work. <... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:56:44 EST Name a Healthy Done~Girl Choice made today! Bought fresh veggies for great meal planning! Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:36:10 EST Self Care & Self Love Last night I finally painted my toes after a few months of putting it off and even though it was such a tiny act, it made me feel so much better! I struggle with self care and self love due to a variety of reasons, but this year I want to be more loving and generous in how I take care of myself. <BR> <BR> I moved a few months ago into a lovely new home where I can finally take bubble baths after years of not being able to, so I want to plan an evening for myself soon where I take a bubble ba... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 15:26:37 EST Valentine Challenge Week 1 Make the decision that no matter how many times you fall, <BR> you wont wait 24-48 hours to make up for it. Make sure your next act, after falling, <BR> is standing up straight. Immediately. State one victory you have already had today. <BR> <BR> Declare yourself: <BR> I am going to do my best to stick to the plan every single day for this week. <BR> As I make it this week I will start next week as maintaining my plan. I will make this work. <BR> I need this. I WANT this. I will not le... Sat, 6 Jan 2018 11:33:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 4 Jan 2018 00:27:38 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 4 Jan 2018 00:24:50 EST 2018 - First 100 *DONE* days! I was inspired by a Facebook video about how much you can do in 100 days, a compliation of some viral inspirational videos that floated around last year! One awesome woman went to the gym every day, a mother and daughter exercised and took a little spin around in a video each day to show their changes, a father wanted to reach his toes (although very thin, he wasn't flexible - fitness is for everyone!) <BR> <BR> This is like a streak challenge, except designed to be every day for 100 days. P... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 20:01:09 EST Valentine Challenge Goals & Measurements <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <BR> Valentine Challenge Short-term Goals and Measurements <BR> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <em>129</em> Valentine 7 week Challenge <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <em>129</em> My Start Weight: 210 1/7/18 (I will edit my start weight if It should change by 1/7/18) <BR> <em>129</em> My Short-Term Goal End Weight: 200 2/24/18 <BR> <em>1... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 21:06:23 EST Not New but New I have not been on the site for over three years, but I am ready for a new start. I wanted to reintroduce myself and get to know everyone again. My name is Somer and I moved to Oklahoma from South Texas about three years ago. I am married and have three teenagers. I work in the mental health field and am current in my last year of graduate school working on a master's in counseling. I am excited to be back and to start moving forward again. Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:41:19 EST Valentine Challenge sign-Up! 1/7/18--2/24/18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Is there a Done Girl out there Up for a Challenge? <BR> <BR> Sign Up, Template coming soon. Weekly Challenge Templates to come! Wed, 27 Dec 2017 22:41:44 EST Looks Like I'm Back again Hey All, <BR> <BR> Not gonna lie, this is like the 10th or 12th time I restarted. I really need to stop quitting. 2010-2011 I lost 40 pounds, broke up with the negative boyfriend. Started grad school in 2013, gained back that 40 pounds. Managed to lose it again in 2014/2015. Then 2016 gained it back due to a horrible job that was so stressful that I couldn’t take care of myself. Lost that job. And have been trying to drop the weight since and it hasn’t been moving in the direction I want i... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 09:09:16 EST how do you keep trying again? <BR> Hi Done Girls! <BR> <BR> Like I'm sure many of you, I have lost and gained weight time and time again. I am fighting to find the emotional energy to start eating better and exercising more, especially right now when I would usually just put it off and make it yet another New Years' resolution. <BR> <BR> So how do you all get back into your "day one" attitudes? I can really use the help. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 08:40:29 EST Team Goal Tracking? Normally I keep track of my spark streaks without looking at the page here which officially keeps track of all individual streaks. However, recently, I was sent an email about one of my streaks which really surprised me. You see I've been tracking water all along. When I joined the Done team, I also picked to share with the team goal of drinking water. That logs automatically from my nutrition page to the team goals. However, some time ago it suddenly stopped working. I've tracked for t... Fri, 3 Nov 2017 20:09:25 EST Hi I'm Stephanie!!! Hello All I'm Stephanie! And glad to have found this group! Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:04:46 EST Any " Fitness " Emoticon, Pick One! (Daily) <em>300</em> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:45:00 EST Back in the saddle again.... Up and down, up and down, still on the road though. I have walked a great amount for 2017; however, I have not tracked it. I cannot really remember the last time I have been here. <BR> However, I know you all are here for me &amp; that you love me unconditionally, as I do you. <BR> Going to a detachable, a "healthy lifestyle center" that will assist me in being accountable, etc. <BR> Thank you all for not giving up on me. I have been really motivated to walk &amp; did right up until the hot w... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:16:28 EST What do you like to do? Or Enyoy? ~Daily~ I like to go bowling. <em>294</em> Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:41:14 EST What does it taste like? Thinking of trying new stuff &amp; want an opinion of taste &amp; best way to use in recipe~ <BR> ~Jarlsberg cheese~ I have never heard of it! Where does one find it in the grocery store? LOL Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:08:10 EST I Challenge Y.O.U. <em>104</em> <BR> I Challenge you to Turn It UP and Strut YOUR Stuff as a Done Girl! <BR> <BR> *I want to make this fun &amp; introduce us to new ideas of some easy challenges that will encourage us on a new level. <BR> <BR> *Most of us have little things that helps us make it thru the day/week/month/over a hurdle/in a slump. <BR> <BR> *Go to a Done Girl's page and challenge/encourage that one (same) member one time a day for at least three days during that week &amp; post here (who yo... Wed, 9 Aug 2017 08:42:10 EST What encourages you & how it helps you Music encourages me to get to moving in my Journey to Greatness! <BR> When I put in my ear-buds &amp; crank up the tunes I get in my own little world and get to moving. I cranked up the tunes yesterday as I tackled a mound of dress-shirts of my husband's that desperately needed to be ironed. As I ironed with my tunes in my task did not seem to take near as long as I dance around while working! I even heard myself singing a couple of times! LOL Never do I ever remember singing while ironing be... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:32:16 EST Just joined this team Not new to Spark, but have only been using the app to track weight and login points up until now. Seems much more fun to do this in a group, so here I am. 38 years old and live north of Boston. Sat, 29 Jul 2017 21:13:56 EST Fitbit Blaze I am seriously checking into purchasing one. I need your input. <BR> Pro/cons <BR> Likes/dislikes <BR> <BR> Do you actually own one and use it? Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:47:10 EST Milestones I'm about to hit a bit of a milestone. I joined SP 1/12/12 @ 355#. Like many of us, I struggled to stay on track. I'd quit and come back, quit and come back. Looking back at my trackers, 5th time must be the charm. Enough was enough, no more excuses. I need to be around and healthy for my gbabes, but mostly myself. Fast forward to 7/7/17 and I'm at 262.2 - 7.2# away from 100# lost since I started my journey to a better, healthier life. The struggle is very real but so worth it! <em>252</em>... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 12:22:08 EST Gym Class Although it's almost the middle of summer (maybe) when I was in gym during the year, I was very extremely fit. I've always been athletic and really fast even if i don't run or workout. My gym teacher had us do, 20 push-ups for the girls, 30 for boys, 50 sit-ups and 7 minutes of running if EVERYONE ran almost all the time. (If you had really slow or bigger people in your class it was usually like 10 min) I had no problem at all! And now I'm getting a stomach at 80-85 pounds and I've always bee... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:48:10 EST I'm Back! Hi everyone! My name is Christine. I joined Sparkpeople about 7 years ago and lost about 30lbs. Life happened and I gained all of the weight plus some... ok plus A LOT. But that is ok. I've accepted this and have decided that I am going to take control back! I'm so excited for this journey! Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:35:48 EST Hi New to the group Hi I am not new to SparkPeople, but I have never really got with the program. I am hoping by joining some active groups that I will have some accountability. <BR> <BR> I have about 100 pounds to lose. <BR> <BR> I am 37 and really want to get in shape. I have signed up for some group goals and hope to get to know some of you better. <BR> <BR> Feel free to friend me. Sat, 10 Jun 2017 19:25:05 EST 3rd times a Charm!!!! I have been the one again off again diet this diet that person and I am tired of things not working. I will be 40 this year (which is very scary) and I don't want to go into a new year of my life the way I have gone into every year thus far. I have just recently decided I want to live a more clean lifestyle, which for me is very hard when you have lived off of fast food and cokes. In January I quit smoking and my thinking is if I can do that then I can do anything..... So here I am, ready for... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:39:34 EST Never not been the fat girl! I have dealt with being heavy most my life.. i've never seen the scale less than 185 in my adult life and honestly it has been more like 250+.. now i'm at an all time high and I"M DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL!!! I'm 36 living in the St. Louis area with two kids aged 9 and 11 and I really want to be able to ride bikes with the kids, fit on a plane and ride on a rollercoaster and not feel like a sausage being stuffed in or afraid I won't even fit! My motivation are my children, my health and my ha... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:01:12 EST Fun: Two Words ~ Change One Electric Stove Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:35:47 EST What Source of Exercise Did You Do Today? Treadmill <em>315</em> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:28:56 EST FUN: Name Something You Have In Your House? Animals Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:24:50 EST Well I'm back... It's so funny, that "On This Day" thing on Facebook can be neat, but it can also be CRUEL. Especially when it shows a status from "On This Day" 6 years ago, I'd gotten down to 198 lbs - ONEderland! Er, yeah, that didn't last. I'm at 225 right now, which is actually 25 lbs down so far this year!! :) <BR> <BR> You DONE girls helped me get from 227 down to 180 six years ago (I was ElleyKat then) before I fell off the radar. Well now I'm back (from outerspace!) I'm hopeful that y'all can help m... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:29:44 EST IT Band injuries? I started doing squats/wall sits/ going to the gym and gave myself an IT Band injury. Ow. Anyone know types of cardio I can do without aggravating it? I'm seeing a physical therapist. One says "Do anything. If it hurts, stop." The others all say slightly different things. I'm thinking bike, maybe water aerobics? Can I do gentle home aerobics like the side to side stepping with arm exercise? <BR> <BR> Does anyone know if walking in place, or gentle marching in place will make it worse? They k... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 07:35:11 EST Because you didn't want to............ I wrote this years ago on my other spark page but wanted to rewrite it since I am starting new over here.......... <BR> <BR> Because you didn't want to............. <BR> <BR> You didn't take your meds today, because you didn't want to....... <BR> <BR> You didn't work out today..........because you didn't want to......... <BR> <BR> You didn't eat healthy..........because you didn't want to.......... <BR> <BR> You didn't choose water over that pop..........because you didn't want... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:49:35 EST Hello all! 2017 is my year for a WL REBOOT! Hello DONE Girls! It has been a LONG time! My name is Angela, I'm 31 years old and I have over 100 lbs to lose. I am not new to this whole weight loss thing. From 2011-2012 I lost 113 lbs. As soon as I hit ONEderland, it seems, I fell into a deep depression and ended up gaining all the weight I had lost back, plus some. You know how it goes. I'm finally in a good place emotionally and know it is time for me to see this journey to the end. I'd love to make some new friends along the way! Pleas... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 19:04:57 EST Keeping up with exercise while ill. Woke up today with a lovely head cold. Didn't sleep well,due to congestion, so now I am tired. <BR> I don't want to lose the momentum I have going these past few weeks, but I also don't want to exhaust myself. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have tips on keeping up your routine while dealing with a cold? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance!!! Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:59:32 EST Graduation! I just finished graduate school, and the graduation ceremony is in just over 3 months! <BR> <BR> I gained weight this last year and I would love to lose 15 pounds before the ceremony, which would be my lowest weight ever! Not quite my goal, but a significant step. <BR> <BR> I'm on the countdown! Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:04:46 EST The NEW Done Girl's Page of the Month!! I am a little late for January so I will start for February, if you want to nominate someone you can spark mail me a nominee. I am excited to be one of the leaders for this group and I am excited to be on this journey with ya'll. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 08:24:49 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 6 Jan 2017 00:46:30 EST Fun: Name a Part of the Body, Inside or Out (Any) I will start out with .....HEART Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:30:59 EST Good afternoon!! Hi everyone! I'm Renee, I'm 35yrs old and a mom of 2 boys (14 &amp; 9yrs) , and I live in Southeastern Minnesota. At the end of April of 2016, I became a single mom for the first time. (divorced after 16yrs, we had been together since I was 18yrs old) I took the rest of the year to really make sure the kids were good and now I'm ready to make 2017 the year of figuring out me! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to lose 50-60lbs, get in shape and find that revenge body! LOL!!! Ok, I'm realistic, but I'd... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:43:57 EST Ready to do this It's not that being fat is the worst thing in the's just that is feels like it is the worst thing in the world. <BR> <BR> I'm not even sure that I want to be thin, I just want to be comfortable and healthy in my skin, if that's a size 16...I'm OK with that. <BR> <BR> Hoping to meet inspiring people... and to be one too! Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:43:29 EST Hello I am new. Hello all, <BR> <BR> My name is Janel and I am officially done being the fat girl. I want to lose weight and get in shape for me. Its my first week and I really like using the fitness and nutrition trackers. I am excited to get to know the team members here. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:09:31 EST Name a Famous Person A-Z You can name a Movie Star, President, Political People etc....... <BR> <BR> A - Angela Lansbury Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:08:56 EST Share a Hug with Your Team Members. <em>247</em> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:05:33 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:16:41 EST Hello to Your Team Members (Emoticon or Picture) <img src=""> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:22:25 EST Name a Movie Old or New and Actor Who Played In It Die Hard / Bruce Willis Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:54:49 EST What are your plans for today? Going shopping in a little while and out to dinner with my husband. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:44:56 EST Name a Song, Old or New and Artist Hit me with your best shot / Pat Benatar Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:39:31 EST Healthy food from A-Z Emoticon <em>180</em> <em>551</em> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:34:31 EST Heya! Hi, everyone! I'm Niki, I'm from Kentucky and I'll be 24 on the 8th. I didn't have weight issues growing up, but when I got pregnant 7 years ago I gained 130 pounds, and though I've tried over and over again, I've just never been able to lose it. Fortunately, I've never been directly ridiculed for my weight, but I do know what it feels like to walk into a clothing store with high spirits and walk out crushed and crying, and frankly I'm sick of it. My biggest issue in the past, I think, has be... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:11:40 EST Nice to meet you... Hey everyone! I've been a yo-yo dieter for more years than I'd like to admit. Enough is enough. I've decided to change my life for good this time. I had my doctor refer me to a great weight loss/ healthy living class that starts on October 18th. I'm extremely excited to start. One of my girlfriends took the class and she did amazing. She lost about 80lbs maybe more. I feel that this time I'm truly ready. I'm excited for my journey and wish you all the best! Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:18:51 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 10 Sep 2016 01:58:44 EST Hi everyone! Not sure where to start but finding my way around and looking to ditch 250 pounds Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:20:54 EST Any advice? So it seems that every single time I exercise, it being cardio or strength training, I get to breathing heavy and my nose starts to sniffle. Then I get this "water in the ear" type of feeling that really interrupts my concentration and bothers me for at least an hour after I'm done. <BR> <BR> Any advice to avoid this from happening? Or even why is this happening? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance DONE Girls! Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:47:03 EST I'm back!! So, awhile ago I left a lot of SP Groups - I hadn't really been active on SP (or in life!) in general and didn't feel like I was getting the feedbackI wanted. After some interesting months, I'm realizing that it was attention I was craving from being very isolated. I'm back in South Dakota for awhile (we bought a Skoolie - a school bus converted to an RV and started from Akron Ohio heading towards Washington state - a series of unfortunate events later we're now staying at Dad's house, refu... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:18:59 EST How did you start your weight loss journey? I have been faithfully coming to Spark people for months, and I am still looking for my starting point. I am finding it impossible to take the first step. I have lost and gained massive amounts of pounds over the years. I was always able to say, today is the day, and be successful for at least awhile. I know I want to change, that I need to change, but I just can't seem to make it through even one day. I know that I should be tracking my food, but I have done that so many times in the pa... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:21:08 EST What is the meanest thing anyone has ever said? About your weight? Tue, 2 Aug 2016 17:51:06 EST Buy Metformin online Where is a good online pharmacy for a good price I can buy metformin online without a prescription and without insurance and doctor in uk or us ? Preferably metformin xr or er 500 mg generic form (if not then glucophage brand is ok if the cost is creasonable ). I don't want to hassle going to my local walmart even if the cost may or may not be better for metformin than if I buy metformin online that is generic for sale which is supposed to be cheap version of metformin or glucophage. Thanks... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:31:08 EST Lumpy Couch Princess NO MORE! My name is Sarah and I refuse to be a lumpy couch princess anymore! I'm getting older (31) and I'm starting to feel the strain of my weight on my bones and joints. I can't get up in the mornings without my lower back KILLING me. My feet and knees hurt in the mornings too. I can't be feeling like this at 31! NO! <BR> <BR> So on April 28, 2016 I started my journey to a better me. 2 months have gone by and I've already lost 9lbs of fat mass and 7lbs of weight! <BR> <BR> I exercise 4 - 5 days... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 00:34:19 EST New Challenge Coming soon! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What do you think? 21 days to keep you Sparked? Fri, 1 Jul 2016 21:45:26 EST Questions on pain. Hello everyone! I have had arthritis since I was 15, and manage fibromyalgia with daily pain meds, but I still need help. <BR> <BR> I have a pulling/tear like feeling in the back of my right ankle. It ALWAYS happens when I go back to exercising. I've only been exercising since Sunday, so obviously I don't want to quit exercising. I am already not "over doing" it. So my question is- what do you use for pulls/tearing feeling like this. I have not had my ankle checked before, so I will get that... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:29:11 EST I am Not Naked and Afraid Did I get your attention with this title? There is a TV show called Naked and Afraid and is based on living in the wilderness for 21 days with only one personal item while Naked with one other person. It is crazy addictive cause it is crazy to watch two strangers surviving in the wilderness with absolutely nothing to eat or drink and having to catch hunt and build everything for 21 days. Some of these people go two weeks without eating anything and living on dirty nasty water they get from ri... Mon, 30 May 2016 23:18:48 EST Week~6 (6 weeks from now you'll thank yourself) WEEK~6!!! <BR> This is the final week! <BR> Time to really Push it and have some fun!!! <BR> YOU CHOOSE ANY OR ALL OF 1 THRU 10~ <BR> SEE WHICH YOU CAN DO; <BR> <BR> HAVE FUN &amp; BE THE BEST DONE GIRL YOU CAN BE!!! <BR> <BR> Bonus: Crank up the tunes &amp; dance for your workout 3 or more- times a week! <BR> <BR> 1~ No soda~6 or more bottles of water daily~ <BR> 2~ No bread~ No pasta~ <BR> 3~ Citrus fruit daily~ <BR> 4~ green veggie daily~ <BR> ~ <BR> 5~ 5 pushups or more <BR> 6~... Mon, 30 May 2016 16:35:07 EST Finding my way back ... Hello everyone! It's been almost a year since I posted here last, but I finally found my way back home. I hit "rock bottom" this past weekend, and since then I have been on plan and feeling very motivated to get this weight off once and for all. (I posted about my "rock bottom" episode in my blog, if you would like to read it). I look forward to spending time with all of you and meeting our goals together! Wishing you all the best of luck! <BR> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <em>334</em> Thu, 26 May 2016 21:38:53 EST Music that has me moving! This is just a happy song! I love it! <BR> It got me to moving &amp; singing along! <BR> Get up &amp; Dance Girls! <BR> <BR> Share with us... What are you dancing to? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 24 May 2016 00:18:00 EST Week 5~ (6 weeks from now you'll thank yourself) 1~ No soda~6 or more bottles of water daily~ <BR> 2~ No bread~ No pasta~ <BR> 3~ Citrus fruit daily~ <BR> 4~ green veggie daily~ <BR> ~ <BR> 5~ 5 pushups or more <BR> 6~ 10 situps or more <BR> 7~ 15 squats or more <BR> 8~ 10 lunges or more <BR> 9~ 20 jumping jacks or more <BR> 10~ 30 second wall sits or more <BR> <BR> ~Day 1~ drank soda &amp; water &amp; tea, no bread or pasta, pineapple, no green veggie, mo pushups, 10 situps, 10 squats, 10 lunges, 10 jumping-jacks &amp; no wall-sits <BR> ... Sat, 21 May 2016 08:23:44 EST Week 4 (6 weeks from now you'll thank yourself) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1. No Soda <BR> 2. Drink 1 gallon of water per day <BR> 3. Workout at least 3x a week for 30 mins <BR> 4. Do 10 squats each time you take a bathroom break <BR> 5. 30 second plank in the morning &amp; 30 second plank in the evening <BR> <BR> Sunday~ Day~1~ no soda, 1/2 gal water, walked today, no squats or planks(I forgot) <BR> <BR> Monday~ Day~2~ no soda, 1gal water, walked today, again no... Sun, 15 May 2016 00:31:04 EST Tell me about your groceries <em>474</em> <BR> Today I picked up some great healthy foods at our local grocery store: <BR> Fresh Red Grapes <BR> Fresh Strawberries <BR> Tomatoes on the vine <BR> (fresh) a bag of apples &amp; oranges <BR> Strawberry Flavored Water <BR> A large Strawberry Plant "Basket on the Patio"! (new project is a Strawberry Box!) <BR> Lean Ground Beef <BR> Lean Beef Steaks <BR> Lean Pork Steaks <BR> Frozen Flounder Steaks <BR> Frozen Mixed Veggies Sat, 14 May 2016 00:02:24 EST Week~ 3 (6 Weeks from now you'll thank yourself) Week 3~ <BR> Food: Water as in Week 1 &amp; 2 also at least 2 fruits, now add 2 veggies to your menu. (it would be cool to try some new foods and post what you like or dislike) (per day) <BR> Fitness: Keep the 15 min dancing &amp; 2-set-10-reps of sit-ups &amp; 3-set-10 reps touch your toes girls Or exchange for 3-set-10-reps Jumping-jacks! (per day) <BR> ** Bonus: Add a special project {cleaning out a closet or spare room or weeding a flowerbed or something that you have been putting off}... Sat, 7 May 2016 23:46:56 EST Can't figure out what I am doing wrong I am back at it after falling off the wagon. Got a Fitbit and have been tracking my steps and my food. Except for the weekend when I got a bit lax on my steps I am getting around 10-12,000 steps per day. Have been doing good with my calories. Haven't been over 1500 in 2 weeks, mostly ranging between 1000-1200. I lost a few pounds last week but this week I have gained a pound. I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I'm not sure if it is possible but if so could someone take a look at... Wed, 4 May 2016 21:32:21 EST Week~2 (6 Weeks from now you'll thank yourself) <img src=""> <BR> Week 2~ <BR> Food: Water as in Week 1 &amp; Add 3 fruits to your menu. (per day) <BR> Fitness: Keep those tunes cranked for 15 minutes of dancing &amp; add 3-set 10 reps of sit-ups {do not have to be all at one sitting, spread it out, 10 reps in the morning, 10 mid-day &amp; 10 evening} makes for a fun day of easy workouts! (per day) <BR> <BR> Day~1 Got my water in extra too!~I got in two frui... Sun, 1 May 2016 20:20:16 EST Majorly Struggling I am really struggling right now. My life has been a roller coaster of ups and downs since last August. I was almost hospitalized in November because I was cutting fairly frequently. But, I evened out. We are buying a house (we get a closing date today), and it has been a rough journey. But, we've made it through. But, I am holding on by a tendril. I cut myself yesterday during my planning period. I don't really know why. I just know that I am overwhelmed, exhausted, and at the end of my rope... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:29:29 EST Accountability Buddy? Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for an accountability buddy. Someone to check in with each day (via email or text). In the past with my buddies, we have rated fitness, food, energy, and mood on a scale of 1-10. <BR> <BR> I have about 150 pounds to lose and I'm having bariatric surgery on June 30th. I am a teacher, a new mom, and have a good sense of humor. <BR> <BR> Send me a SparkMail (or whatever it's called) if you're interested! <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:55:49 EST Hello... Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Becky, I'm 36 and I live in New England's beautiful Mount Washington Valley, in Fryeburg Maine. I am a mother to three beautiful children; Bryan 16, David 15 and Medea 14. They keep me on my toes! I get to share the raising of these wicked intelligent and caring teenagers with their father and step-mother in Las Vegas. It's your quintessential blended family, but it works for us. <BR> <BR> I work for a non-profit human services agency during the week as a tea... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:39:17 EST Week 1 (6weeks from now you'll thank yourself) Week 1~ DAY 1~ <BR> Food:Trade your soda/pop even sugar-free for WATER. Flavored waters are good too! Add lemon to give it a boost! (If you already do this... you are ahead of the rest of us!) [try to get at least 8- 8oz glasses by the end of the week] <BR> Fitness: Crank up some tunes and dance for 15 minutes (per day) at least (more if you like)[add 5 more minutes each day] <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 200 <BR> Start date 4-24-16 <BR> Goal weight: 188 <BR> End date: 6-4-16 <BR> <BR> I hav... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:24:20 EST Harro! New to the group, sorta. I was on here on my previous account, but it's so old and I was too shy to be active so I doubt anyone would remember anyway. I'm talking back in 2008 lol. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am back and less shy so I look forward to getting to know you guys :D Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:30:22 EST new here Hey ya'll. I am Angie.I live in Tennessee. I am restarting this process for the millionth time. I am 40. My kids are grown. My son is leaving for the Army. I have no more excuses. I have a 3 year old grand daughter I want to be able to chase around. I am so tired of being unhealthy. I am so tired of being unhappy. I AM SO DONE WITH BEING THE FAT GIRL!!! Please add me as a friend. Let's do this together.. xoxo- Angie Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:20:04 EST Returning after years being away Hi <BR> <BR> I joined years ago, but didn't stay long. I'm determined now to lose this weigh, keep it off and most importantly get my health back. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:40:54 EST calorie question I started out measuring how many calories I eat without restricting in order to see where to start. I was right around 2000. I changed my goals to 1840 trying to slowly adjust instead of a large jump in. I have only had 1 day working well to those goals, but by dinnertime, I felt so hungry, I was sick. I then binged on anything I could get my hands on. What should I do so I can get success? I am eating at the 2000 calories again and gaining very slightly. I gained about 3-5 pounds in a month.... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:30:48 EST 6 Weeks from now you'll thank yourself! <img src=""> <BR> STARTING SUNDAY APRIL 24~ <BR> ENDING SATURDAY JUNE 4TH <BR> Fitness &amp; Food 6 weeks Challenge is Everything! <BR> <BR> Week 1~ <BR> Food:Trade your soda/pop even sugar-free for WATER. Flavored waters are good too! Add lemon to give it a boost! (If you already do this... you are ahead of the rest of us!) [try to get at least 8- 8oz glasses by the end of the week] <BR> Fitness: Crank up some t... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 23:18:20 EST I'm Done with Saying I'm Back Again and again and again, I try and I fail. This time I am determined to do it, lose the weight and be done with being the fat girl, be done with saying I fell off the wagon but I'm back. So, I'm ready to get it done!! Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:22:08 EST NEW CHALLENGE SOON Fitness &amp; food 6 weeks challenge will be coming up soon... <BR> <BR> You want? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:05:41 EST New Challenge Coming soon! Fitness &amp; food 6 weeks challenge will be coming up soon... <BR> <BR> You want? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:05:18 EST Back again.... Hi Sparkies.. :) <BR> <BR> My name is Kim. <BR> <BR> I was here in 2010. Lost weight. Gained most of it back. Looking to lose it again this time and for good. Looking to make some friends along the way - so we can cheer each other on. You know... if you ever need someone who might understand... or just to be there to keep you and your mind off of food. :) I am trying to lose weight for my upcoming wedding anniversary in May. :) <BR> <BR> I am a Canadian. Born & Raised in Toro... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 17:20:01 EST So done! Hello I'm Jackie and I too am done being the fat girl! I mostly just want to have more confidence in myself in all aspects of my life! A lot of my SP friends are already here so I figured I'd come join too :) <BR> <BR> Time to learn what it really means to be "DONE being the fat girl!" Tue, 15 Mar 2016 04:05:45 EST Fear of failure So far things have been going really well. This morning I had a moment of fear though. Lasted about 5 minutes or so of really just like scared this won't work. I got myself out of it. But man, I did not enjoy the feeling! <BR> <BR> I don't know what it was. I had just woken up so I was groggy yet, maybe I had been dreaming and the dream wasn't so good. I don't recall. Just recall how I had a moment of panic like, oh my gosh, what if what I am doing isn't enough? What if my body never change... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 13:58:29 EST New here Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to DONE but not to SP. <BR> <BR> I joined SP a couple of years ago and did amazing, <BR> <BR> I lost nearly 40 lbs! And then, I had developed some food allergies seemingly overnight and I don't know why, but that just stopped my progress and gave me an excuse to go back to my old bad habits. <BR> <BR> So, here I am again, but looking for help because right now, I'm not feeling all that confident. <BR> Last time, something clicked in me. I knew I could d... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 18:13:48 EST Just something on my mind.... curious. I was thinking about how long I have been overweight. Not counting the time from my first pregnancy where I was huge for that, then lost it. Then i was pregnant again, and it was a healthy pregnancy but was bigger than I wanted to be after. Like a size 14/16 instead of a 6. But I would LOVE to be a size 14 right now! LOL So funny how that works. Makes me think of that quote, I wish I was as thin as when I thought I was fat.....That's me! <BR> <BR> Anyway, so from my last pregnancy to now ha... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 16:46:25 EST Hello! Hi, I'm Liz! <BR> <BR> I've been overweight my entire life. I have always been the "fat one" out of my group of friends. I'm eager to change all of that. <BR> <BR> I just started back up on sparkpeople a couple of weeks ago. I started my weight loss journey around a year ago. I have lost 99.8 pounds so far, and I'm looking to lose another 60-80. I'm hoping to make some friends on here. I plan on doing quite a bit of blogging on here. Feel free to add me. Sun, 28 Feb 2016 18:48:23 EST hi from va Hi. I'm Jamie. I just re-joined hoping that this time I will be much more successful. I am a type 2 diabetic and hoping to lose 30-40 lbs. I'd like to lose 70 total but baby steps. If I can lose the 30 and come off the meds for diabetes that would be great. I look forward to meeting yall Fri, 26 Feb 2016 09:14:40 EST I want to slim down really bad I can't button my tightest shorts and this is a source of frustration, devastation and embarassment for. <BR> <BR> I just bought 3 new shorts that fit so I can exercise comfortably. I am happy with them but I am not happy to be this size! I want to be as slim as a beauty contestant! I know I may not be realistic but I want a killer bod anyway! <BR> <BR> I m in my early 40s, aiming for a VS of 36-28-38, or even a 26 inch waist if possible. Right now, I m more like 38-33-40. Sigh! Do you thin... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:26:37 EST Hi From Southern California Hi everyone, my name is Sandy and at age 52 (I'll be 53 this month), I'm ready to get my life and health and back. I have been overweight for 18 years and I'm DONE being unhealthy, unable to wear the clothes I like, and generally just not feeling well due to weight. I want my life to be healthy and active. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:41:27 EST High Protein Snack Ideas? When I track protein sometimes I feel like I'm not getting enough. What are some of your favourite snacks that are higher in protein? <BR> <BR> My fav: <BR> <BR> Yogurt with fruit and sprinkle hemp seeds and high protein granola. mmm Sat, 6 Feb 2016 21:13:38 EST Hello, new to the team Hello everyone <em>213</em> I've been on and off spark for a while, but am new to the team. I recommitted to a healthier lifestyle as of Jan 4th, and have been doing alright. I started at 271 and am currently at 263. I still have a VERY long way to go, but would just love to make it to ONEderland for now. Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:17:17 EST I'm so done! I am so sick of being the fat chick! For years I used to be one of the larger gals in my groups of friends. I'm 5'11", so it's hard not to be. But Ive become the largest gal by far. I don't feel good about myself. I'm not doing the things that I really want to do with my life. I am so desperate for a change. I have two young kids that deserve so much more from their mama! I deserve so much more from my life! If I'm not going to live my life the way I want to now, when am I going to? It has to... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:47:35 EST Name an NSV for January! Let's focus on something positive - tell me an NSV you have had in January! <BR> <BR> Me - I pulled out my old navy jeans that were way too tight when I bought them...they FIT!!!!!!! I love them because they are longer in the leg and actually drag a little on the ground...that never happens on my 6' frame lol <BR> <BR> How about you? Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:04:00 EST Need Breakfast Ideas I am trying to find ideas for breakfast that I can eat other than cereal and oatmeal. The issue is everything I am finding is for things like scrambled eggs and omelets but I am allergic to eggs, I can eat them if I use them to bake with but as for in true egg form not at all. So as you can imagine my breakfast menu is very repetitive and boring. I need ideas for new ways to jazz up cereal and oatmeal or better yet something in place of them. Thanks for the help. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:03:56 EST Hi Everyone! I am Angela and I just joined the group. I am a home business owner, full time student, animal lover and home DIY'er. I not only need to lose weight, I need to learn to eat to live and raise my metabolism in order to raise my energy levels. <BR> <BR> I love what I have seen in this group so far and it seems that this group is very active, which is exactly what I need! I hope to meet many others just like myself too. <BR> <BR> Angela Sun, 10 Jan 2016 19:47:30 EST Need Cookware Advice Please I'm not a good cook and don't cook fancy meals, just every day basics. Most of my cookware is very old (20+ years) and in need of replacement. In addition, one of my goals this year is to cook a lot more meals at home and I think buying a fun new set of cookware will help motivate me to do that. I have picked out several sets that I think will serve me well. Some are "hard anodized" and some are "porcelain enamel" aluminum. Based on the prices and comments/reviews I'm finding online the ... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 16:01:33 EST Buddy anyone? I need someone to be an accountability email buddy for me. In turn I will offer support and cheers and hold you accountable during your journey. Please SparkMail me if you'd like to be my buddy. I know it helped me out a lot to have buddies last time and.... I lost 97lbs that time! So, how about it? Let's help each other reach our goals and to lose this weight! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 9 Jan 2016 02:46:17 EST New to the team Hi - I am Valerie - from Ohio. I am joining this team because I am DONE being the fat girl. I want my life back. I want an active social life. It's hard to have an active social life when you aren't active. LOL Fri, 8 Jan 2016 22:49:59 EST Get Organized! Getting ready! What are you doing to get organized? <BR> <BR> What steps do you take to get yourself set for a challenge? Wed, 6 Jan 2016 00:20:01 EST New Fitbit :)... and how to get on it SparkPeople? Hello collective hive mind! <BR> Does anyone else have a Fitbit? My dad (thanks pops :) ) gave me a Fitbit Charge HR for Christmas to support my goals for this coming year. I remember seeing some information about syncing one's Fitbit to SparkPeople but alas I can't find it anymore. Does anyone else use a Fitbit? Do you like it? Sun, 3 Jan 2016 16:41:47 EST Leap Into Fitness Challenge <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here we go My Darlin' Done Girls! <BR> <BR> It is Time for a Grand Leap Year Challenge to get you to moving off of the couch and whippin up a great time! <BR> <BR> Happy Leap Year! <BR> <BR> REGULAR CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> 1. Log your nutrition (either on Spark People or in a journal) <BR> 2. Drink 8 glasses + water daily <BR> 3. Eat at least 4 fruit/veggies daily <BR> 4. Sleep at least... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 23:40:08 EST I'm new and am so grateful for finding this team! Happy New Year!! I'm so glad that I found this team! Just this morning I was telling my husband all of things that I'm 'done' with (in terms of my weight), I even made a list on my spark page. <BR> <BR> I know this year will be OUR year!! So here is to sticking with our goals and finally being DONE! <BR> I'm definitely going to need a lot of support and know I've come to the right place!! <BR> <BR> P.S - I'm also looking for Spark Buddies!! Sat, 2 Jan 2016 12:36:40 EST Help resetting my nutrition Hi all, <BR> <BR> I just stepped on the scale post holiday's OUCH. I reset my weight goal and need to have it recalculate in nutrition. I can't seem to remember how to have it recalculate my calorie goals based on my current weight and goal. Help Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:42:44 EST New to Sparkpeople and Looking for Spark Friends! Hi everyone. I'm new here and still getting used to the format, so forgive me if I'm posting this in the wrong place! <BR> <BR> I've always been on the heavy side but this year specifically has been the worst. Personal tragedies, nerve damage in my back acting up, and the financial cost of dealing with chronic pain have all been a recipe for a sedentary year and health/weight disaster. I gained 40 lbs, putting my goal weight loss at: <BR> <BR> 90 lbs. <BR> <BR> It's so daunting a number,... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:48:52 EST Is it just me or has Sparkpeople become dead? I've been on and off SP for 4 years and I have noticed one thing - nobody seems to post anymore! <BR> <BR> A few years ago there was a new post on the DONE girls page every single day - sometimes more. Now it seems like no one posts anymore. And I have tried to join other teams - some as many as 20,000+ members and there hasn't been a new post in months (except for a single daily chat thread that has about 5 members posting) <BR> <BR> Are people finding a better weight loss board? What do ... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 14:43:41 EST FEEL GOOD / Inspirational Book Suggestions? I can't stand the news anymore....I have went thru my "to read" list... <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any "feel good" books or light heart-ed books to suggest? <BR> <BR> I am reading books translated from Dalai Lama, but they are ones you have to read a few times. I want something light, inspiring, feel good, energizing, inspiring, fun, entertaining...escaping...any of that.... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 20:05:38 EST Another newbie Hi All, <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa and I am not new to SP but I am looking for an active time to check in with regularly. <BR> <BR> I have lost 80 pounds so far this year and would like to lose another 70. Right now my biggest challenge (besides the holidays) is exercise I am having a really hard time getting started and staying motivated. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to being a part of this team! Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:56:00 EST Hello from Malaysia! Hi, I'm Elaine from Malaysia. I am Chinese, Christian, single and child free! <BR> <BR> I have been on dialysis for 11 years bcoz of SLE. I have been trying to lose the last 40lbs for YEARS!!! You may not consider me fat but I beg to differ. My belly roll drives me nuts! <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can be slim someday before God calls me home. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:22:57 EST Why do my photos keep uploading sideways? In my computer the images are upright but whenever I upload it to SP it goes sideways <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:02:02 EST Back at it :) I was pretty active here in the group and all the great challenges back in late 2013-early 2014. Lost 100 pounds on that journey, then I quit. Oh goodness how I let myself down. I've since gained 25lbs of that weight back thanks to some meds I was put on that causes weight gain like crazy, and just some poor choices. Apparently drastic weight loss can cause gallstones because I had to have my gallbladder removed in August. Gallbladder attacks are not fun at all. Doctor said the weight loss wa... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 02:30:24 EST Starting over again Hey ladies! <BR> <BR> I started my journey back in March 2011 and from that point to Nov 2011 I had lost 60 pounds and swore I'd never let myself get back to where I started in March 2011. Here I am 4 years later at that same point I swore I'd never let myself get back to. I'm starting all over again. My husband came back from deployment and I got pregnant with our second child and just stopped trying to get back to where I was in Nov 2011. I'm more determined than ever to succeed this t... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:35:01 EST A returning Done Girl... Hey ladies. I'm a returning Done Girl, been gone for a while and back at Spark People. Sorry for the small novel ahead, but it has everything to do with why I'm back. <BR> <BR> I did this back in 2012 and Lost over 30 pounds. Fell off the boat and did lose more weight along the way - December of 2014 I was down to 197 which felt GREAT - but then... life. <BR> <BR> Long story short; my marriage fell apart over the course of six months. It exploded into domestic abuse and then my husband lef... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 23:20:50 EST New to team Hi everyone! I'm Vicky and I'm in the middle of my 3rd major weight loss journey. I'm getting back on track. Fell off the wagon when my back went out. Much better now. Still have a ways to go but I'm getting there! Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:33:10 EST New Again! Hi DONE girls! My name is AJ or Amy Jo. I live on a farm in SW Minnesota and I was thinking that I wanted to join WW so that I would have people to be accountable. Then I realized there were no meetings close to me and I thought, "Hey! SP is free and there are teams for me to be accountable to!" So, I'm back on SP! I'm on day 4 of staying in my calorie range (I'm planning to stay in range today, so I'm calling it day 4). It is wet outside so I think I will do a DVD for exercise rather than wa... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:23:15 EST Thanksgiving Dinner... What's Cookin'? Share with the team, what healthy dish are you adding to your special dinner. <BR> <BR> I am making a Fresh Veggie Tree &amp; a Fresh Fruit Tree! They will be delightful! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Please share your healthy ideas! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Nov 2015 20:40:19 EST new to board Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Jessie and i'm new to this board. I have been on and off this site for many years but really didn't stick to anything. I became depressed after some personal issues and i gained weight. I am at my all time heaviest of 255. I have been working out 4-5 days a week at the ymca and watching my calorie intake but still gaining. I'm frustrated! I am done being the fat girl!!! Wed, 4 Nov 2015 14:09:03 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 Nov 2015 23:22:45 EST US expat living in the land of Twiggy... Where to in Uk with my Brit hubby..and at the moment everything in my life really depends on me being not so fat. I love to exercise, but have ZERO motivation. My health is suffering, my marriage is suffering, I am suffering and yet...there is a block in my brain keeping me from moving forward. And losing weight. <BR> <BR> I have done all sorts of programs, diets, healthy eating, etc., but this is the first time I joined in to a group or forum with real's scary...... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 08:53:32 EST A Letter To My Younger Self Dear young Beth, <BR> <BR> I know you think you are ugly and a monster rather than a girl. Well, you aren’t. Dear girl, you have listened to others far too long. From the babysitter who calls you “Monster child,” to the kids at school, and even your own family, everyone else tells you who you are. Do they ever ask you who you are? They should observe rather than label based on your weight. They would see a girl that takes all of that and then some and is still standing. <BR> <BR> You’ll com... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 09:35:55 EST Done Girl Seasonal Challenges Does anyone else miss these? I sure do! <BR> <BR> <em>382</em> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10:13:06 EST Struggling. Reaching out. Need support. My husband works part time, overnight shifts, so he has a lot of free time during the day. He decided late last year that he needed to start exercising, as he found himself sitting around on the couch too much and wasn't feeling good about himself. I was glad, he felt so much better and was taking care of himself. <BR> <BR> Then he lost his dad this February. It was very sudden, and obviously very hard. My husband's exercising habits suddenly went from 'getting in shape' to a distraction fro... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:09:36 EST Back again! Hi everyone! I haven't been around in a long time but I wanted to pop in and say hi. I'm planning on sticking around! 😊 I know I'm going to need encouragement! <BR> <BR> I'm really looking forward to getting to know all of you! Fri, 18 Sep 2015 11:45:36 EST Just getting started. Hey sparkies! I'm Nicole and joined spark people late last night. I am excited to share this journey with you. <BR> <BR> I'm on a mission to loose 200 lbs. So far, I'm down 18...Which, is almost 10%. I feel it's important to celebrate the small victories! So every 10% of my goals has a reward associated with it. I'll be posting the details in my profile later. <BR> <BR> I hope to meet like minded people here and share is each others success!! :) Sun, 13 Sep 2015 13:08:35 EST Borrowed from another Done Blog. I loved this, great way to get to know everyone. <BR> <BR> A little questionnaire just for fun: <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? next to me <BR> Spouse? still sleeping <BR> Your hair? brown, dyed "chocolate cherry" <BR> Your mother? next door <BR> Your father? at home in Windsor <BR> Your favorite thing? books and baking <BR> Your dream last night? none that I can remember <BR> Favorite drink? Coffee <BR> What room are you in? living room <BR> Your hobby? reading and craft... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 05:52:08 EST duplicate Sorry! Posted in wrong place... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 08:55:34 EST Back again - 21 day challenge Ok, small confession this is a few days late but as part of my 21 day (return) challenge I am (re)introducing myself to the team. Hello team! Ladies, my health is a hot mess mostly due to terrible advice, self inflicted woes, and negative forces for about 2 years now. At one point I walked every day outside for a mile for 390 days straight. Today, I'm just recommitting myself one day at time to build up healthy habits again. It's all about the little victories. <BR> <BR> So hello again Done... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 15:29:05 EST Running circles, around around around around I've been trying to loose weight for years. I was always heavy, and dieted and exercised to an unhealthy level when I was a teenager. 10 years later, and I'm heavier than I was pregnant! I'll keep at it and loose 10-30 lbs, then I use my crazy life as an excuse to fall off the wagon. I'm 27 and a stay at home mom of 4 (ages 14, 7, 6, and almost 2), 2013 started with 2 kids and along the way we added a teenager and a newborn, my husband has had jobs lost, careers changed, and worked 300 miles ... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 16:17:00 EST The Newest Member.... <em>213</em> Hi everyone! :) My name is Kim. I'm married, Canadian, recent college graduate (june 2015) and looking to lose some much needed weight. I am tired of letting my weight rule my life. I am ready to take my life back! Starting right NOW. :) I am somewhat shy but I am looking for some people on here to become spark friends with... so we can cheer each other on. :) <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading my intro.... :) <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> Tue, 1 Sep 2015 20:31:32 EST Feeling a bit defeated I've started over so many times I've lost count. I recently celebrated a birthday this past week and saw pictures of myself that made me feel absolutely disgusting!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm eating better but not losing anything! My body makes it so difficult to lose weight. I have to work 3x as hard to lose the same amount of weight as a "normal" person. I just don't get it. I'm eating and tracking what I'm eating and drinking. I make spinach/broccoli/apple smoothies for the morning with a hardboi... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:39:28 EST I'm back, and so DONE I have been a non-active member of the group for a little while but I am Really wanting to get on track with getting this excess baggage off me....y'all I need help getting rid of all the junk in my trunk lol I'm BACK and I am So freaking DONE with being that girl.....I'm ready for the new part of my weight loss journey to start and to get back on track with achieving my weight loss goals...And I know I can do this with the help of my Done Girls! I would LOVE to have a Spark buddy to help kee... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:32:14 EST Holiday Challenge? I know it's a little soon but with schools starting up this week, I can't help but think how fast the holidays are coming up. (well, that, and I'm seeing more and more Halloween candy in the stores....) Does anyone have any ideas for a good holiday challenge? Something fun that will last through the candy, turkey, and cookies... <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> <em>429</em> <em>446</em> <BR> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:41:00 EST DON'T QUIT Don’t Quit <BR> <BR> When things go wrong as they sometimes will; <BR> When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill; <BR> When the funds are low, and the debts are high; <BR> And you want to smile, but you have to sigh; <BR> When care is pressing you down a bit <BR> Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. <BR> <BR> Success is failure turned inside out; <BR> The silver tint of the clouds of doubt; <BR> And you can never tell how close you are; <BR> It may be near when it seems afar. <BR> So,... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:34:51 EST Book Recommendation Book Recommendation <BR> <BR> Dr. Judith S. Beck, The Beck Diet Solution, train your brain to think like a thin person. <BR> This book has been on my wish list but never reached the top priority of my to do list. Time to take action. <BR> <BR> This book is highly recommended by successful SP members of the "At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance" team. There is also a The Beck Diet Solution SP team. <BR> <BR> The Beck Diet Solution, train your brain to think like a thin person... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:27:05 EST Cize versus Zumba I was wondering what the comparison is the Cize and Zumba. I love going to my zumba classes but I am looking to add some more exercise into my daily routine and where I live only has zumba twice a week. A Facebook friend of my has started doing cize and is raving about it. What are some other opinions of it? Sun, 16 Aug 2015 23:21:03 EST Lunch Ideas Needed! I work in an office of which a lot of people go out to eat, myself included. I need some easy lunch ideas. I have a 1 year old and mornings are rough for me. I need quick and easy; preferably something I can make the night before. I have been bringing frozen lunches, but they are packed with sodium - not good for my 1 kidney. I need some fresh, creative, and yummy ideas. Oh, and I sincerely don't like veggies. I try....I do like salads with cheese/tomato/olives/corn/beans, but I get sick of t... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:04:59 EST Hello Ladies! Hello ladies, I am Reyanne, 28 years old and on the way to being the best me I can be. <BR> <BR> Looking for spark buddies to join this journey of mine. <BR> <BR> I have about 60 pounds to lose. <BR> <BR> Ready to crush these goals! Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:51:27 EST Happy Friday Hi everyone! Hope you have a great Friday and upcoming weekend. Anyone have any special plans? I've got the usual housework and errands but I intend on fitting in some walks and playground time with my daughter too. Fri, 7 Aug 2015 06:30:49 EST Back and Cancer-Free!! Hi done girlies, <BR> <BR> (sorry this is long....please read...needing support!) <BR> <BR> I am back again....seriously, I don't stick to anything....but, 2014 may have brought about the changes I need in order to finally be DONE! I had the best experience of my life, which was becoming a mommy to the most incredible little man named Michael (born July 19, 2014). Along with the best thing ever, 2014 also brought some of the deepest lows in my life. <BR> <BR> My pregnancy was incredibly ... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 22:57:13 EST Hello from Germany Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm here because I have to loose over 100 pounds. I joindes Spark on Sunday and hope to find a lot of support and inspiration. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 15:56:22 EST Awesome August Get to Moving Challenge! So here we go... Starting another month... It is time to get off of the couch & get to stepping! <BR> <BR> Tell me what you are doing for getting your Groove ON! <BR> <BR> What I am doing: <BR> I am starting a daily routine of 30 minutes minimum of dancing, walking or yard working. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 00:24:57 EST Manage Stress Relief <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy August, DONE GIRLS! On this first day of August, let's do what we can to find ways of managing stress in our lives. I'm hoping the following seven strategies will help you to reduce stress: <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Get enough sleep. Inadequate or poor-quality sleep can negatively affect your mood, mental alertness, energy level, and physical health. <BR> <BR> <em>104</... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 12:04:48 EST I'm still goin! I just wanted to post a little encouragement for those still starting out or struggling. This team really helped me get started with weight loss 4 years ago, and through some life obstacles, I'm still going strong. I updated my "done girl" picture today. I believe in all of you, you can do it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> this was me after losing 20 lbs, which is when I first felt comfortable taking a ... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:06:23 EST I'm Back!!! Hello everyone! I lost 50 pounds in 2010 and this team was extremely helpful. I'm glad to be back and hoping to make more friends for support along the way. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:33:35 EST HELP ln the last five months l have lost my favorite aunt, quit smoking, been the rock for others, and unconsciously lost faith in me. Nibbling took the place of the cigarette. Soothing the loss of my aunt with ice cream. Eating, when l didn't even realize l was eating!!!!! <BR> l was walking to my office last week and l glanced at this horribly obese lady. l thought to myself "oh, honey". You cannot imagine the the utter shock when l realized it was my reflection in a mirror in the distanc... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:12:33 EST App update on Android Has anyone else seen the most recent update for the sparkpeople app? I'm not sure if I like it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:17:50 EST Joining in! Used my spark tracker to update :) SW June 7th: 193 <BR> June 14th: weighed in at 191.2 <BR> June 21st: 189 <BR> June 28th: 186 <BR> June Total: 7 lbs! <BR> <BR> July 5th: 185.4 <BR> July 12th: 186.8 <BR> July 19th: 186.4 <BR> July 26th: 184.4 <BR> July Total: 1.6 lbs! <BR> June/July Total:8.6 lbs <BR> <BR> August 2nd: <BR> August 9th: <BR> August 16th: <BR> August 23rd: <BR> August 30th: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:46:07 EST Fiance is disappointed because of my weight Hi, <BR> so I lost weight (about 18kg) and I had a bad year last year with my family and profassionally and so I gained almost all the weight back (funnily not in dress size). <BR> I am scared to lose all the weight again, because I was a bit overwhelmed of how different people treat you when you are thinner. <BR> I talked with my fiance about the fact that at the moment I want to maintain my weight and not lose it quickly again. He said, he prefered it if I was thinner. When we met, I was ... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 02:45:42 EST That voice. I like this, thought I would share. <BR> <BR><BR>85437891/i-used-to-be-300-lbs-i-though<BR>t-that-when-i-lost <BR> <BR> STFU voice! Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:00:53 EST Honored to be Co-Leader! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> so much for welcoming me as a co-leader in the DONE GIRL’S team! Your support and encouragement means so much to me! It is an honor to be able to serve you in a positive way. I treasure having you as spark friends and teammates. It is a privilege that you are allowing me the gift to share the DONE GIRL journey with you. As an introduction, I wrote two blogs that will he... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:13:52 EST Back and needing support! I've been here on and off for years, lol. I lost 35 pounds with Spark a few years ago, and while I didn't regain any of it, I didn't lose any more either. I've decided once again that I'm ready to be DONE, but I need help! <BR> <BR> I know what I need to do and what works (tracking, tracking, tracking! and eating within the ranges Spark gives me), but I tend to lose motivation and not do it. I don't have anyone in "real life" working on the same goals to keep me accountable, so I'm coming... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 08:47:39 EST Back after about a Year with Weight Watchers I was doing great with W.W. ( Weight Watchers) But we have a run a bad luck. My parked car was totaled by an a@# with no insurance, and we can't get any money out of him to replace it. So we got an old SUV from my sister; and after having it a about a month the transmission is now going out on it! So we have to cut back on some of the things we are paying for. And well no W.W means an extra $60.00 a month. The only reason I was going was for the meetings. they got me out of the house and arou... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:16:33 EST Hi y'all :) Hi y'all :) I'm new to the team... And I'm so excited to be here! <BR> <BR> Just a couple words about me (warning, I'm so bad at short stories)! <BR> <BR> I'm a 33yo woman. I'm a full time professional by day and by night mommy to the 2 most beautiful baby boys I've ever laid my eyes on! I started my journey on 08/17/2013. I weight in at 335lbs.. I joined SP at that time and did great! I got down to 235lbs by January 2014.. I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd son and immediately stopped... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:08:03 EST New-ish Hi everyone! My name is Adrien. I lost 20 pounds on my own before I joined SparkPeople back in May. However, once I joined I never did much with the website. I am giving it another go-round and thought I would join some teams. I am looking forward to getting to know all of your on this journey. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:15:18 EST I'm here! Sorry for the inactivity ladies. I definitely had too many teams to keep up with and the last couple of weeks have been hectic for me. <BR> <BR> Still here and done!! I hope. <em>40</em> The birthday parties and picnics have made my eating plan go completely off course. I need to dust off and start over again. <BR> <BR> Hubby's birthday is Saturday so this weekend I'm taking him to a Mongolian grill. Definitely a lot of healthy options for me there. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:15:12 EST I want a new workout program I am thinking about trying either Slim in 6 or the 21 Day Fix. Does anyone have experience with either of those? I just cannot make up my mind. I like that the 21 day fix has a different workout 7 days a week, while Slim in 6 has vastly less variety. However, I prefer the price (hello tight budget) and the exercise style of the Slim in 6. <BR> What to do? What to do? I am concerned that I will get bored with Slim in 6, but I am kind of leaning that way. Tue, 7 Jul 2015 13:16:11 EST Goal of the week What is your goal for this week? <BR> <BR> Mine is to write out a (reasonable) routine/schedule. I need a kick in the pants! I'm enjoying the slowness of Summer, but it's too easy to skip out on exercise when I don't have some sort of schedule in place to keep me in line. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 08:57:11 EST Still with you Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> My name is Ingrid and I am still here. Not giving up <BR> <BR> I had great success 2 years ago, then some heath issues came up I got depressed ad let things slide. Gained some of my weight back got more depressed. <BR> <BR> BUT I kept logging in spent some time meditating reading the pages and am back. <BR> <BR> Been logging all my food for about a month, have been going back to the gym at least 3 times a week. <BR> <BR> Recommitting to you all <BR> <BR> Hugs <e... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 05:19:19 EST JULY POWER CHALLENGE! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> STARTING: <BR> "July 5thru11 Power Challenge" <BR> <BR> *** <BR> Everyday people can post positive things they did to increase their Healthy Power, or Super Power! <BR> <BR> What did you do today to BOOST your journey? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:33:22 EST A Great-Big Thank You! Cannot tell everyone THANK YOU enough to express my gratitude with the awesome support y'all are giving! Nearly every blog post has comments. Random Done Girls drop by to visit and encourage me on my SparkPage. Y'all are Awesome! Thanks so much for the motivation. <BR> <BR> Began my journey with SparkPeople back in 2008. Lost the weight I needed to loose. Gained strength, flexibility, and endurance then, but unfortunately I quit. Life is life. Before you know it, I needed SparkPeop... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 12:45:31 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 2 Jul 2015 23:36:35 EST Returning Not new - but returning! <BR> <BR> I lost about 25 pounds, and felt great - after some life things, a few years of stress, and the worst winter I have ever lived through I am basically back where I started - <BR> <BR> but not without some tools. <BR> <BR> So hi - I hope to get to know some of the wonderful people here, and wish you all well! <BR> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:40:06 EST Birthday Club! July 3rd!! <BR> Coming up quick the big 30!! Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:53:11 EST Amusement park advice!!! My boyfriend wants us to go to 6 flags this upcoming weekend... But I'm really nervous.. I've never gone while I've been this heavy. My big fear is they are going to turn me away for not fitting. I'm 5'1" and 223lb... Does anyone have any advice as to whether or not they think I'll fit??? Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:04:55 EST Hi! Hi all! <BR> Starting late!! <BR> Looking forward to watching your success and sharing mine!! Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:48:11 EST Hi!! Hi everyone! <BR> Starting late!! <BR> Cant wait to follow all of your progress and share mine! Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:32:29 EST SO HAPPY WITH MYSELF! You guys, I kicked some SERIOUS BUTT on the track today. I ran all of my C25K intervals without stopping. And look at that mileage increase! WHEEEEEEEEEEEE! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:11:38 EST Fun exercise So by now I think most if not all of us have found fun cardio activities to burn calories. My problem is finding fun strength training. Standing around lifting weights just isn't doing it for me. I get so bored! <BR> <BR> For ab work, I try to spend most of my work day standing. (I have a desk at work that lifts so I can do that.) I try to balance on one foot as often as possible so I'm engaging my core. <BR> But for arms legs etc, I tune out mentally so quickly. So, any fun strength work... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:47:44 EST Getting back into the groove! Hiyas! <em>213</em> I've been a Done Girl for a very long time, but I've been MIA for far too long. I was diagnosed last year with a rare heart syndrome that unfortunately has no cure. So between the heart medications and a big, fat dose of self-pity, 30 of my hard earned pounds managed to find their way back. So I'm done and recommitted to reaching my goal weight hopefully by the New Year. I started last week and lost 6 lbs, so I'm taking it as a sign that my body appreciates what I'm do... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:41:13 EST Waiting until we are good enough I have always been at war with my body, never finding it good enough. If only I could have the body I had during my college years back today -- I would appreciate it for how fabulous it truly was, which of course I could not see at the time! I saw an article on SP just the other day reminding readers that we are worthy, good enough, just as we are, right now. That is not to say that there is anything wrong with wanting something different for yourself, of course, or with trying to be your ... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 22:36:59 EST . . Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:12:09 EST FREE SparkRally July 25, Registering Now <em>88</em> Sun, 7 Jun 2015 16:19:51 EST FREE SparkRally July 25, Registering Now July 25th 2015, we will be having a SPARK RALLY at the Noblesville, Indiana Library from 10 am -5 pm. <BR> BE EXCITED! We always have lots of fun and YOU are invited! <BR> You have to register via the Noblesville Library, more info to come on how to do that. <BR> <BR> We will be hearing from SPARKGUY himself live over Skype <BR> Bradmill2922 who has lost over 200 pounds <BR> ~Indygirl who has lost over 200 pounds <BR> Crazymama46 who has lost over 200 pounds, <BR> Hoosiergirlindy who has lo... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 16:18:19 EST Sizzlin' Summer Honeys Challenge <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>344</em> <em>259</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Sizzlin’ Summer Honeys Challenge <BR> <BR> June – August <BR> <BR> It’s time for our next seasonal challenge! This is an individual challenge to prove to ourselves that we can do it! Each participant will post what they want to weigh each week over the next 3 months. YOU pick what you hope to weigh at each weigh-in day! It’s not about who can lose the most weight or everyone losing the same amount of ... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 10:00:35 EST This is it Hi, my name is Anders. I recently decided to seriously lose weight. So I joined SP. I'm hoping to find support and a maybe a weightloss buddy. I'm not really interested in the amount of pounds I lose, I just want to lose some fat and inches. I'm currently 50/51/50 in measurements. This fat has got to go. Thu, 28 May 2015 20:31:14 EST Poop on a shingle..... Did you know that is what a meal is called!!??? lol <BR> <BR> I'm here, I was so done but obviously not all the way ready because I've been dealing with the same issues!!!!! When will I learn!?? I can't expect change, when I'm not changing!!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm going back to my near and dear low carbing way of living. Not super charged Atkins or anything, but doing lower carbs while counting calories. <BR> <BR> I keep saying I'm going to get out walking and I finally got tennis shoes that... Thu, 28 May 2015 12:44:50 EST Paleo anyone? Okay. I am starting to eat Paleo today. I have several family members who have lost a lot of weight, gained clearer skin, less digestive issues, etc., with the Paleo lifestyle. I have done some research on it and am going to give it a try. <BR> <BR> This board is for tips and advice from those who follow the Paleo lifestyle or for anyone else who would like to try it out/change with me! All are welcome! <BR> <BR> This DONE GIRL is DONE with cereal grains and legumes, all vegetable, h... Tue, 19 May 2015 09:41:47 EST FREE SparkRally July 25, Registering Now July 25th, we will be having a SPARK RALLY at the Noblesville, Indiana Library. <BR> BE EXCITED! We always have lots of fun and YOU are invited! <BR> You have to register via the Noblesville Library, more info to come on how to do that. <BR> <BR> We will be hearing from Bradmill2922 who has lost over 200 pounds <BR> ~Indygirl who has lost over 200 pounds <BR> Crazymama46 who has lost over 200 pounds, <BR> Hoosiergirlindy who has lost 190 pounds <BR> McCourtt who has lost over 60 pounds <BR> ... Mon, 18 May 2015 10:08:56 EST delete delete. <BR> Sun, 17 May 2015 12:28:49 EST Hey everyone!! I'm DONE!!! I'm tired of this crap, and you know what, I've spent a decade in misery because of this weight. I'm in my 30's and I'm not going to sit around being "pillowy" and mid-aged, plump!!!! I'm not waiting, I'm not starting over tomorrow, and then tomorrow and then tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I'M NOT GIVING UP, THROWING IN THE TOWEL! I'm not sitting around waiting to die! <BR> <BR> A new begins tonight, and I'm going to get there, and be sexy, vibrant, and someone my children can be proud to have as a... Fri, 15 May 2015 00:42:23 EST Back from a long hiatus Well it's been a long time since I committed time and effort to a healthy life style. After all the crap I'm finally free to enjoy enough time to make new goals come true. So hello everyone. Nice to see you again. Thu, 14 May 2015 21:08:40 EST WEIGHT & SELF ESTEEM ISSUES hi. my self esteem at this point is really low and it really is affecting me. i am over 95 kg and i feel sluggish and incapable. i told my doctor (psychiatrist) that I get really nervous in the ward. am a registered nurse. it s affected my training. he said that i need to work on my confidence. because it seems like my confidence on my self is really low. I never had a job, i am 30 yrs old. I tried going back to school but eventually dropped out. He said that ( the doctor) its also about my a... Fri, 8 May 2015 08:18:45 EST Need some feedback! I was told recently that I should "stop all this dieting nonsense" because I'm "past 60 after all" and should just "relax and enjoy what's left of life". Was surprised and not sure how to answer this. Have no children ore grandchildren to watch grow up, so can't use that. What do you say Done Girls? How do you anwer this? Wed, 6 May 2015 00:18:26 EST Back Again It's been a long time since I cared about myself, but I'm here now and moving forward again. Good to be home! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:48:03 EST Back after a long, long break. I don't remember the last time I was here, but it was probably June 2013 or so. I've had a lot of problems and stress and illness and I ended up regaining pretty much all of my weight. I always loved this group and I can't wait to reconnect with people and make new friends. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:38:49 EST Protein Rich Foods Hi! I've recently started a new exercise program and was told by my coach that I need more protein in my diet. Anyone have good ideas on how to incorporate this? I'm a picky eater and know the easy route would be eating more eggs and chicken, but just curious if anyone else has ideas? Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:50:28 EST New Blog and Comparison Pictures I have been gone from Spark for a long while! Whew! Lots of life changes! <BR> I want to share my blog from today because a) I think a lot of people feel this way! and b) I have my newest comparison picture posted there. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=59<BR>14547 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yay to be back with Done Girls! <BR> Warrior On my friends! <BR> Sarah Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:38:20 EST I AM AWESOME!!! I decided something yesterday and this is HUGE for me. I AM AWESOME!! I have spent most of my adult life feeling not good enough for two main reasons. 1. I quit college and 2. I am overweight. I come from a very small town. 7 girls in my graduating class. Of those girls, one went on to work in Washington DC helping to write speeches for the President. One became a physical therapist. One who was NOT athletic at all went on to compete in a fitness competition last year. What have I done??? Tha... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:19:56 EST Wasn't going to say anything Well I wasn't going to post because I thought "Here I am. Back again!!" I try and fail. Try and fail. Try and fail but one thing I never do is give up!! So here I am AGAIN!!! Hope you all will have me back in your group because I NEED you!! Thu, 9 Apr 2015 12:30:19 EST item of clothing you will feel comfy and sexy in! what are the clothes you haven't worn in a while because they put you down, that you plan to feel amazing in? Wed, 8 Apr 2015 20:15:17 EST back after 4 years I MISS MY DONE GIRLS!!!! I'm sure it's probably a whole new batch of ladies in here, but the good vibes on this team will never change. When I was active on the site before, I remember how much support and encouragement I got from you all. Amazing. Thank you!!!!!! <BR> <BR> The past 4 years have been a little whack... I lost all three of my grandparents that I had known my entire life. Not that it didn't affect me, but they were 94, 98, and 102, so I kind of saw it coming. What I did NOT see... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 03:04:19 EST Thank you! I want to thank everyone for all the birthday wishes. I love my fellow Done Girls, you are always there supporting me and each other. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 20:29:59 EST Hi ladies.. I'm ready to be done! Just saying hi! And looking forward to finding support and encouragement... I so want out of my hiding suit! <BR> <BR> Jenn Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:50:41 EST Experience with Master Cleanse I know the master cleanse has been around forever. Does anyone have any experience with it? Any positive experiences with other cleanses/detoxes? Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:59:55 EST haven't been here for a while, back again Hi everybody, I just started tracking my stuff again a couple weeks ago, stopping by to say hi. I want to try to be more active on the team, it seems to help to have support :) Anyway, I'm Heather, I'm 44, trying to get into better shape, eat better, you know, the usual. Nice to be back! Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:19:43 EST