SparkPeople Sincere Singles Team Messageboard This team is for those singles who are sincerely looking for a mate and wanting to be fit with a little fun. SparkPeople Sincere Singles Team Messageboard Hello! "Newbie" Here! Hi! I am reintroducing myself to SparkPeople after many, many years. I lost about 25 pounds nearly 18 years ago (Jenny Craig) and kept it off... until I entered a relationship that was NOT good for me. In a very short time I stopped working out regularly and have gone up a couple of sizes. The me now is NOT the me I have known most of my life. Am looking forward to all the inspiration of all of you, my new teammates!! :) Wed, 8 Jul 2020 17:13:34 EST New member Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am a new 50 yr old English fella, living in Denmark. <BR> Working for an oil company around the world has left my weight fluctuating to the max. But, enough is enough. This time, I will be completing my epic weight loss from 126kg (278lbs) down to 99.9kg (218lbs). <BR> <BR> Enough is enough. <BR> <BR> Feel free to PM me, if you like the pics or need an English mate. <BR> <BR> PS. I am absolutely hilarious, when you get to know me. <BR> <BR> Love Lester Sun, 13 Jan 2019 08:38:05 EST 2017 Motivational Emails “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” ~ Robert C. Gallagher <BR> <BR> How many New Years have come and gone and each time it’s the same thing. “This year I’m focusing on losing weight!” You go strong for 3, 4, 5, or 6 weeks. Then… BOOM!! Something happens and you slip right back into the same old routine. <BR> <BR> - It’s Valentine’s Day. This 10,000 calorie steak dinner isn’t going to be THAT bad. I’ve been doing so good. I deserve this treat. <BR> <BR> - St. Pat... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 18:01:27 EST Let's Hit 2017 Hard! Hello team! I've been gone for quite some time. I've unfortunately had some issues that I needed to deal with. As we all know, life can get in the way of our health. Life can also be the reason for bad health decisions and poor health. Let's hit 2017 head on! Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:07:02 EST Got Stress? Let It All Out Here I cannot even remember my last date. Men do not even glance at me. <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:38:10 EST Emoticon If You Are Drinking Water <em>24</em> Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:33:59 EST Hi - Joining because I will be staying single! Hi all, <BR> <BR> Restarting my Sparking...joining this forum because I have decided to stay single while I am on this quest. It's kind of a controversial thought in my head, and I wonder if it is the right attitude to have...but as of today it feels right. Anyways relationships and the special connection they have to being overweight/losing weight are on my mind, so figure this is a good forum to discuss those. <BR> <BR> I basically restarted as I have always been beating myself up for b... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 18:37:55 EST Heylo My name is Chrissie and I am restarting the spark program. I have about 75 lbs to lose and I used to be apart of this group but kind of fell off the grid. Hopefully I can make some new friends to keep me motivated and accountable! Mon, 27 Jun 2016 01:05:41 EST Hello! Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm on my phone so I won't go on too long, but I'm Josh and this isn't my first go round on here. My weight has been a crazy ride for my entire life. It started in high school, when I would gain weight unabated through the summer, then get in shape during football and lose most of the weight during wrestling. <BR> <BR> This worked pretty well when I was 16, but once high school ended and there was no more sports to lose the weight it just kept piling on. By the time I wa... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 11:43:38 EST National Walking Day! Happy Tuesday Team! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware that Wednesday 04/06/16 is National Walking Day! <BR> <BR> I've attached the link to the American Heart Associations page with all the info! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/PhysicalActivity/Walking/National-Wal<BR>king-Day_UCM_448665_Article.jsp#.VwQzM5UVEeE </link> <BR> <BR> Let's get healthy together! Happy Walking! <BR> Tue, 5 Apr 2016 17:53:09 EST 7-Day Challenge 7 – Day Challenge <BR> <BR> I’d like to throw a weekly challenge out there! I did some searching online and came across this one. I think it’s fairly reasonable. I’m planning on making a spreadsheet that I can check off at the end of each day. I’m not too worried about messing up on one or two. I just think it’ll be fun. <BR> <BR> I’m going to start Monday 3/21/16 <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> No soda <BR> No bread <BR> No red meat <BR> No alcohol <BR> No pasta <BR> No sweets <BR> Ci... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 19:17:37 EST Hi everyone! Hello, everyone! I hope you're all doing well with your goals. My name is Maddy and I've been on here for about 15 days. I'm 140 pounds and I'm going to get down to about 115. Can't wait to meet you all! Sun, 3 Jan 2016 22:20:53 EST Hello all! I have been a member for a while and just getting into using SparkPeople for more than just tracking food/water intake. I am about 4 weeks in on this serious attempt at losing weight and hitting a much more healthy weight (and life style). Thu, 24 Dec 2015 16:04:24 EST DIY Article So I was looking around the site and came across this article. I honestly can't wait to create some of these recipes! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=1017 </link> <BR> <BR> Winter is here, and for many people that means dry, flaky and cracked skin. Many skincare experts advise switching to more moisturizing hair and skincare products during the blustery months to avoid these problems. But before you invest in high-priced lotions and potions, hea... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:33:00 EST 25 Miles in 31 Days! My dear friends! <BR> <BR> Let's not let the holidays get the best of us this year. Please join me in a special challenge. <BR> <BR> I've registered with DailyMile <link> </link> and set up a challenge to do 25 miles in 31 days! <BR> <BR> Do your 25 miles any way you want! Walking. Jogging. Running. Cycling. Swimming. Crawling. It doesn't matter. Just do 25 miles. You can log your miles on SP and/or join the Daily Mile Challenge here <link> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 15:43:12 EST Spark Goodies Challenge - December 2015 We all like getting little gifts and awards on our Spark Pages. Well...I'd like to give out some Spark Goodies! <BR> <BR> On the last day of every month, I'll go in and check this Spark Team. I will give away TWO Spark Goodies! One for the person with the most Spark Points earned and one for the person with most fitness points logged! <BR> <BR> If you think about it...It's a pretty simple challenge. All you really need to do is log in and track your fitness. Good luck to all! Let's have s... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 14:51:15 EST 2% Challenge - December 2015 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. (You'll find the 2% Challenge thread on the team home page) <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Here’s mine! <BR> Starting weight – 237 lbs <BR> 2% - 4.7 lbs <BR> Goal- 232.3 lbs <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join at any time until the month is over, then the new challenge will start. Weigh i... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 14:02:05 EST Yoga Work Out! I was looking around the site today and came across this video! I love yoga. Thought I would share this with you. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>detail.asp?video=27 </link> Tue, 3 Nov 2015 16:03:59 EST 24 Days B4 Thanksgiving WALK Challenge This is the absolute BEST way to prepare for a healthy holiday season ... just WALK every day for 24 Days!! A little walk or a BIG walk ... every step counts for a healthy YOU! <BR> Monday, Nov. 2 to Wednesday Nov. 25 ... we will WALK, ENCOURAGE, MOTIVATE ...TOGETHER! <BR> <BR> YOU CAN'T DO THIS CHALLENGE WRONG! <BR> <BR> Walk any "way", any "where” ... you can choose to walk miles, steps or minutes! Use Walk at Home Videos or DVD's, or walk outdoors, walk on a treadmill, walk at the Mall .... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 15:13:21 EST Spark Goodies Challenge - November 2015 We all like getting little gifts and awards on our Spark Pages. Well...I'd like to give out some Spark Goodies! <BR> <BR> On the last day of every month, I'll go in and check this Spark Team. I will give away TWO Spark Goodies! One for the person with the most Spark Points earned and one for the person with most fitness points logged! <BR> <BR> If you think about it...It's a pretty simple challenge. All you really need to do is log in and track your fitness. Good luck to all! Let's have s... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 14:13:52 EST 2% Challenge - November 2015 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. (You'll find the 2% Challenge thread on the team home page) <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Here’s mine! <BR> Starting weight – 238 lbs <BR> 2% - 4.8 lbs <BR> Goal- 233.2 lbs <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join at any time until the month is over, then the new challenge will start. Weigh i... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 13:37:03 EST Recipes! Polish Potato Pancakes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 pounds light-skinned sweet potatoes, <BR> peeled and cut into 1 1/2" cubes <BR> Olive oil spray <BR> 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-natural egg substitute <BR> 1/2 cup grated sweet onion <BR> 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste <BR> 1 1/2 tablespoons whole grain oat flour, <BR> or more, if necessary <BR> All-natural low-fat sour cream or all-natural, <BR> unsweetened applesauce (optional) <BR> <BR> Instructions: <BR> <BR> Fil... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:10:45 EST New team for singles with 100+ to lose. Hi. I made a team called Fabulous Fullsized Singles. My idea is it is for singles with alot of weight to lose (100lb or more) . I think it is really hard to be single while obese. I've had bad experiences with dating and people just seeing the weight. Would love talk to women and men in the same situation. See how others cope and give and get support. <BR> <BR> The link is below. I made it hidden so if you want to join and can't through the link let me know and I'll figure out how to... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 11:33:35 EST Starting over can use buddies. Hi I'm Margaret. I'm 43 I'm a single mom to a teenage boy. I have about 100 lbs to lose so I could use some buddies. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 11:26:08 EST Spark Goodie Challenge - March 2015 We all like getting little gifts and awards on our Spark Pages. Well...I'd like to give out some Spark Goodies! <BR> <BR> On the last day of every month, I'll go in and check this Spark Team. I will give away TWO Spark Goodies! One for the person with the most Spark Points earned and one for the person with most fitness points logged! <BR> <BR> If you think about it...It's a pretty simple challenge. All you really need to do is log in and track your fitness. Good luck to all! Let's have s... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:58:32 EST 2% Challenge - March 2015 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Here’s mine! <BR> Starting weight – 228.4 lbs <BR> 2% - 4.6 lbs <BR> Goal- 223.8 lbs <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join at any time until the month is over, then the new challenge will start. Weigh in days are users choice. So feel free to join up and start... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:07:25 EST Spark Goodies Challenge - January 2015 We all like getting little gifts and awards on our Spark Pages. Well...I'd like to give out some Spark Goodies! <BR> <BR> On the last day of every month, I'll go in and check this Spark Team. I will give away TWO Spark Goodies! One for the person with the most Spark Points earned and one for the person with most fitness points logged! <BR> <BR> If you think about it...It's a pretty simple challenge. All you really need to do is log in and track your fitness. Good luck to all! Let's have s... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 20:39:14 EST 2% Challenge - January 2015 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Here’s mine! <BR> Starting weight – 223.6 lbs <BR> 2% - 4.4 lbs <BR> Goal- 219.2 lbs <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join at any time until the month is over, then the new challenge will start. Weigh in days are users choice. So feel free to join up and start... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 20:12:37 EST Daily Quiz 12/31/14 This was actually a very interesting quiz. It makes you stop and think about how and when you eat and how you may be acting. Check it out and let us know what you got! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=66 </link> <BR> <BR> Here are my results. <BR> <BR> Your Results: A Healthy Balance <BR> <BR> You have achieved healthy balance with food. Although you get disappointed when you get off track, you keep a realistic mindset ... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21:31:59 EST 2015 Goals As my life changes and I transition into new things I want to shape my goals to fit where I see myself 10...20 and 30 years from now. So here are my 2015 Goals. Please share yours with the group. Not resolutions!!! These are goals that you will begin to commit to in 2015 so your lifestyle change/journey continues. These are not things you just want to do for the year but things that will begin in 2015 and follow you for the rest of your life. <em>381</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> ... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:09:46 EST Hey there! I'm Lisa, and I'm back on SparkPeople. I tried it a few years ago and enjoyed it. I just recently went through not one but two breakups and so it's taken a toll on my motivation. Don't get me wrong, I want to lose weight ultimately for myself but the encouragement was nice. Anyways, here I am taking some time for me. Any tips on how to get my motivation back? Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:20:50 EST Spark Goodies Challenge - November 2014 We all like getting little gifts and awards on our Spark Pages. Well...I'd like to give out some Spark Goodies! <BR> <BR> On the last day of every month, I'll go in and check this Spark Team. I will give away TWO Spark Goodies! One for the person with the most Spark Points earned and one for the person with most fitness points logged! <BR> <BR> If you think about it...It's a pretty simple challenge. All you really need to do is log in and track your fitness. Good luck to all! Let's have s... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:56:51 EST 2% Challenge - November 2014 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Here’s mine! <BR> Starting weight – 241 lbs <BR> 2% - 4.8 lbs <BR> Goal- 236.20 lbs <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join at any time until the month is over, then the new challenge will start. Weigh in days are users choice. So feel free to join up and start losin... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:56:09 EST Spark Goodies Challenge - September 2014 I'd like to try something new. <BR> <BR> We all like getting little gifts and awards on our Spark Pages. Well...I'd like to give out some Spark Goodies! <BR> <BR> On the last day of every month, I'll go in and check this Spark Team. I will give away TWO Spark Goodies! One for the person with the most Spark Points earned and one for the person with most fitness points logged! <BR> <BR> If you think about it...It's a pretty simple challenge. All you really need to do is log in and t... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:17:25 EST 2% Challenge - September 2014 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Here’s mine! <BR> Starting weight – 241 lbs <BR> 2% - 4.8 lbs <BR> Goal- 236.20 lbs <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join at any time until the month is over, then the new challenge will start. Weigh in days are users choice. So feel free to join up and start ... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:06:35 EST Hello Hi everyone. My name is Mia and I joined spark people to try and get healthy to be able to be a good role model for my daughter, be able to play more with her, and to make sure I am around for her for a very long time. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:13:15 EST just me Trying to get back on track after many surgeries the last few years, marriage, rape, divorce, death of fiancée. Realized that in my time of greatest need, I have no friends. Those that I thought were friends will not answer my calls or my texts. Right now I'm just so depressed with no will to live. I have come to the conclusion that I will never find that special someone to spend the rest of my life with. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:26:53 EST End of Summer August Challenge Hello Team! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> <em>259</em> Summer is winding down so we have to blast <em>185</em> through the last month with a SUPER challenge! For this month I challenge you to do 1,000 fitness minutes <em>353</em> . For some of us this means we have to push ourselves. This means no less than 35 minutes of fitness a day! WE CAN DO IT!!! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> Also this month I challenge us to lose 2% of our body weight <em>192</em> ! So while we are ... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 16:43:00 EST July Summer Fun Challenge Hello Team!!! <BR> <BR> For the month of July we will have a 2 part challenge! You can either join one or both parts. It is ALL up to you! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> First Part of the Challenge: 30 minutes of exercise a day PLUS Squats x2 according to the date (2 squats today because its the 1st, 4 tomorrow because its the second, 6, 8, 10 12 and so on) OR 2 miles a day starting today PLUS Squats x2 according to the date (2 squats today, 4 tomorrow, 8, 8, 10, 12 and so on). <em>306</em> ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:34:02 EST Call Me Sandy Hello ^_^. <BR> <BR> I've been on SparkPeople for a couple of years now but didn't get seriously involved until early last year. I am constantly looking for teams to join but all the really active ones don't seem to align with my interest and the ones that do align aren't very active but I am happy to have found this one. <BR> <BR> I can't say I feel sexy all the time but I have my days and I am most definitely single and perfectly happy with that. <BR> <BR> I am a runner and am currently ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:04:08 EST Printable Workouts I saw this link when I first logged in tonight. Could be useful! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rkouts </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <em>381</em> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 00:55:26 EST June 2014 2% Challenge Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Here’s mine! <BR> Starting weight – 229.2 lbs <BR> 2% - 4.6 lbs <BR> Goal- 224.60 lbs <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join at any time until the month is over, then the new challenge will start. Weigh in days are users choice. So feel free to join up and start los... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 18:37:48 EST Look - another single newbie! I like the idea of this forum and am happy to have found it. I'm 44, single, and have never really had the self-esteem to have a real relationship. I've decided it's time to change that, but we'll see. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:53:44 EST Vanity? Hi Sexy Proud Singles -- <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team, and am struggling with motivation in a big way these days. It's made me think about my ultimate weight loss goals -- what I want to achieve, what I want to avoid, and what will help me get to my goal. One big thing that keeps coming up is the role that vanity (or focusing on appearance) plays in all this -- especially for someone who is single and would like to be dating more. <BR> <BR> What do you think about vanity as a motivator? D... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:32:40 EST Applause!!! Congratulations to this weeks leaders!!! <em>242</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Spark Points <BR> <BR> 1.LUCKYLISA12002 <BR> 2.MBOULETTE <BR> 3.MYPALSCALLMEJAY <BR> 4.ROSIEPOSIEK <BR> 5.TUBLADY <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> 1.POUNDSAWAY8 <BR> 2.TUBLADY <BR> 3.LUCKYLISA12002 <BR> 4.ROSIEPOSIEK <BR> 5.MADOPTIMIST <BR> <BR> Keep up the great work Team!!! <em>243</em> <em>386</em> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:12:21 EST 5K Completed! My dearest team, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you know that your Co-Leader, KIMS76, has just completed her THIRD 5K!! <BR> <BR> Woohoo!!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Join me in congratulating her! <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:14:53 EST not so sexy but definitely single Hi, I'm new to the group but not to sparking. I've made the decision to focus on me for a while. I hope this group can help me stay focused. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:05:19 EST Insomnia Article As you know...I like to check out different article around the site. Just like almost everyone else LOL But I also know that sometimes we miss things. <BR> <BR> Well...This one pertains to me. So I thought I'd share it with the group <BR> <BR> Happy Reading! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=876 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:16:55 EST May Challenge 2014 Welcome to the May a mile a day challenge! <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> For this challenge the goal is to do 31 miles. That's just one mile for each day! It can be done on a treadmill, bike, track, in your neighborhood, a Leslie Sansone dvd, walking in place or however you choose to get a mile in. After each mile you will do push-ups according to the date of the day. Today is the 1st so you would do one push-up. You will do 2 on the 2nd, 3 on the 3rd, 4 on the 4th and so on after completing yo... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:17:15 EST Charity Miles App Ok...So I just put the Charity Miles app on my phone. I CAN'T WAIT TO USE IT TONIGHT!! What an amazing concept! <BR> <BR> You donate money through the app just by walking, running or biking! <BR> <BR> So stoked! Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:44:47 EST Working Out While In Hi Team! <BR> <BR> I, personally, cannot afford a gym membership. But...since I quit smoking recently, I have a little extra cash to purchase health accessories. <BR> <BR> I use Leslie Sansone DVDs almost every morning. I walk/jog around my neighborhood almost every evening. <BR> <BR> What do you do at home? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=you_asked_what_are_some_costeffecti<BR>ve_workouts_i_can_do_at_home </link> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 18:56:39 EST New girl over here, hello all! Hello, <BR> My name is Jessica and I am a 24-year old teacher currently living in China. I have struggled with weight my whole life and have not been a healthy weight in 10 years. Recently, due to all the traveling I have been doing, I have gained 15 pounds! I am unhappier than I've been in ages. No matter how much I diet and exercise, I always gain the weight back due to my emotional state and whatever is going on in my life. I have always shyed away from support groups, but seeing as nothi... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 14:07:05 EST Motivational Emails "The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places" ~ Author Unknown <BR> <BR> And sometimes you don't even realize that it is a parking place! <BR> <BR> I know this happens to all of us. And it doesn't matter how determined you are. Sometimes life can get too busy. Work. Kids. Relationships. They all take up time. It's very easy to lose the time that you have set for yourself and for your health. <BR> <BR> This week I had a slight hiccup in my house. My niece (5 months ol... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 15:48:08 EST April Challenge 2014 Coming Soon <BR> <BR> It will involve squats, sit-ups, crunches, leg lifts and planks! Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:16:05 EST Gonna be Sexy Fierce Runner Girl Again This is my 2nd time here on Spark. I joined originally as a 235 pound overweight, sad woman in 2009 when my now ex husband was deployed. I learned a lot of good tactics to lose weight and discovered the runner buried deep inside of me. During my duration on Spark I became a three time 1/2 marathoner. <BR> <BR> Last year I became unexpectedly pregnant. I was told I would never have a child for 15 years of my life... imagine my surprise when I had a positive pregnancy test. I now have thr... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:03:12 EST Hello! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined the group though I have been on and off spark people for a couple of years. I am entirely inexperienced when it comes to dating and have been single my whole life. (as you might guess this makes things a bit harder when I finally did decide I wanted to start.) <BR> <BR> I am glad to be here and hope to find some friends who are also on this spark journey! Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:27:41 EST Hi there! Hello to all! I have been single since june of last year and while I do like it it does get lonely sometimes... oh, well! Talk to me I love having friends!!! Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:37:14 EST New Here...Looks Dead Where is everyone? Sat, 4 Jan 2014 21:56:15 EST Oh hiya Hiya, I'm Hollye, trying to lose weight to become the person I know that I am...cheesy...yep I know but totally true. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 03:27:16 EST Hello! Hi! My name is Angelina and I'm from Pennsylvania. I am trying to get myself on a happier and healthier path. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:23:42 EST I'm baaa-aaaak!! I am going to try again. I haven't been here in about 2 years. Ugh! But I have lost weight in that time. Some. But now I am going to attempt to gain muscle and lose fat, lots of fat and lots of muscle. :) Wish me luck!! <BR> <BR> I know what I have to do. I just need motivation. So send one up for me, if ya know what I mean. :D <BR> <BR> Allie Thu, 1 Aug 2013 20:02:42 EST Hello Hi, my name is Alexandra and I live in WA <em>30</em> . I'm originally from Germany. Like so many I'm trying very hard to lose weight. I wish it was as easy as putting it on. <em>24</em> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:56:54 EST Here I am Hi from Washington state. My name is Briana. A week shy of 29. Fri, 24 May 2013 17:42:06 EST Hello!! Good Afternoon everyone!! My name is Elisa, I just celebrated my 28th birthday and am trying to set some new goals and lifestyles changes for myself before I hit the big 30! Im a single mommy to a adorable little boy that keeps me active! Thu, 23 May 2013 15:11:25 EST Hey! Hey guys, I'm Rae! Looking forward to getting to know some of you while we hold each other accountable. Sun, 5 May 2013 17:02:23 EST Coming Back! Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Michelle and I am back after about 2 years. I have 2 kids, 22 and 17 that are my cheering section. I am ready to get back and take control over my life again and meet some encouraging people. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and I wish you the best of luck on your journey. Take care and have a great weekend. :) <BR> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 10:12:05 EST Dating I found this new site for dating after weight or for just looking for someone who wants to live a healthy lifestyle. Looks new <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:29:12 EST Newly single... So just a few short weeks ago, I became single (yet again) and decided to take control of my life again. After gaining about 20 lbs of my "happy" weight, I was left alone and heartbroken. I've been trying my hardest to stay focused on myself and my own goals, but it's been such a struggle, and I've lacked moral support from a recent miscarriage. <BR> It's hard to stay positive through this time in my life, but I've been trying to keep busy with any free time I have with going to the gym, alt... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 12:29:25 EST Not new to the program, but new to blogging Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Christa. Single mom of 3 kids, just finished my MBA, and I work full time. I started Sparks last year and lost almost 50lbs. As I was finishing up school I stopped exercising and stress ate. So I gained 15 lbs back. I have made a commitment to myself that I need to drink my daily water requirements and exercise on a steady schedule, I will have success again. Looking forward to reaching my goals this year! Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:01:30 EST A New Dawn Hello! My name is Dawn. I live about 45 minutes east of Cincinnati, OH. I am 39 years old. I am a single mom of 3 children (9,11, &17). I have been struggling with my weight for several years now and I realized that I have to put myself first. I want to have energy to play with my children. I deserve to be happy and healthy. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:27:23 EST Hello! Hi Everybody! I'm Tara. This is my fourth time on Sparkpeople and i'm just 4 lbs. shy of having lost 100 lbs. since 2006. I'm really hoping this time I can keep my internet more than two months after making this account. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:29:53 EST hello everyone I recently joined but noticed not much going on in this forum.....i'm in NJ Sun, 10 Feb 2013 11:33:45 EST Any Introverts Here! So I am wondering how you deal with your introversion when you start dating someone new? <BR> <BR> If you don't know the difference between an introvert and an extrovert, here it is: <BR> Introvert=is capable of being social yet requires down time, being alone to re-energize. Finds being around people exhausting. <BR> <BR> Extrovert=loves socializing and being around people and find it gives them energy to be in these situations. <BR> <BR> Of course, the above explanations are in a sho... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:51:28 EST San Gabriiel Valley, CA & walking? Hi, <BR> <BR> I don't suppose any of y'all live in the San Gabriiel Valley, CA & enjoy walking? It's fun to have a walking partner sometimes. I do have two neighbors with whom I sometimes walk. Oh, and their dogs. Even better! <BR> <BR> Bebe Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:06:18 EST Hello all... Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Not new to SP, but new to this forum. I'm on my 3rd go, with a lot less baggage this time around. I think it'll make the trip easier. Looking for new friends and also, a sexy, proud single. <BR> Hope to meet some of you soon, <BR> <BR> J Tue, 1 Jan 2013 23:29:16 EST Unwanted LOVE Advice This month it seems that EVERYONE is getting engaged! Ok.....not everyone lol. But, I have gotten a minimum of 8 notifications on FB that my friends status has changed and have gone from in a relationship to engaged. I see pictures of rings and smiling faces around Christmas trees and in romantic settings. I am NOT hating on their happiness. I am EXCITED for quite a few of them because I knew it was coming for 3 of the couples and I give myself a pat on the back because one of the couples I i... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 14:39:11 EST Hi! Hello everyone. My name is Trudy, I am 51 years old and my only kid is my dog Sadie. I have been divorced for 14 years. I didn't date for 13 years then last year I started seeing someone. After 8 months I ended it because I knew he wasn't "the one" and that something was not always better than nothing. I know I did the right thing but I am having trouble moving on and to compensate I can't seem to stop eating. I've gained 10 lbs in 4 months and it's got to stop. I was alone for 13 years... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:28:02 EST Introductions!! Hello all! I am not great at introductions but I would like to network on here so here goes! :) <BR> <BR> I am 28 years old, Army Veteran and currently working on my second Master's degree. I have always been involved in fitness: at the age of 2 I started in dance and have continued. I am certified in Pilates, Zumba/Zumbatonic and I love to do competitive latin ballroom dance. <BR> <BR> I am looking to just share my time with others that are interested in just having a simple fun time. If... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 17:00:43 EST Got a question for you clubbers out there... Hi, last night I went clubbing and came back out at about 5 am. (that's how we do in in Tel Aviv, u r all invited...) anyway obviously I get hungry after not eating for about 8-9 hours.I knew that if I do eat breakfast it is going to be heavy calorie like a big sandwhich so I skipped it and was proud of myself. But what do u guys do in this situation? Sat, 29 Sep 2012 08:31:41 EST Going to do it! Hi everyone! My name is Jen. I live in Indiana and am a single mom to two awesome kids! I began my weight loss journey about 2.5 years ago. Since that time I have lost 129lbs. I have these last 46lbs to go and I will be to my goal weight!! Sun, 16 Sep 2012 13:17:17 EST Getting Strong - in all ways! Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm English, 43, I have three grown up children and have been on Spark for a long time now. Still going up and down the same weight pattern, generally stuck in the 170s. <BR> <BR> What a year 2012 has been for me - after being with my boyfriend for six years, I thought the next step was marriage... but he dumped me instead. Still reeling from the shock of it all. However, despite being heartbroken, I'm not going to let it ruin my life. <BR> <BR> My whole world is u... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 06:10:58 EST Houston We DON'T Have a Problem Hello everyone. My name is Lee and I am 59 (for a couple more months). I work, live and play here in Houston, TX. I took off 30 lbs. last year just in time for my 59th birthday and now a year later I have put 10 of them back on. I exercise quite a bit (three days a week, bootcamp and three days a week a kettlebell home workout). My downfall is food and drink. I am living proof that you cannot out train a bad diet. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:00:16 EST London calling bit bleary as have been up watching the Olympics but here I am Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:22:55 EST Hi :) Hi there <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am new to SP just joined this week and I am some what shy so I figured I would step out of my box and start chatting :) I have struggled with my weight for many years and mainly focused on raising my son the past 18 years. I have dated and have loved yet nothing really serious. Now I am focused on me and getting healthy and hopefully start dating again! Thu, 26 Jul 2012 00:57:26 EST Hey :-) I'm Sarah, 28 and a mom to 3 full time, run my own businesses, am finishing school and in the process of losing weight! I was married for about 10 years until last year. I moved back to my hometown of Indianapolis, IN and am enjoying being with family again. I'm looking to meet new people that have the same healthy goals as me! Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:38:44 EST Laura C. Hello....I am new to Sparkpeople and I must say I am a bit nervous about starting this new journey in my life but it is something I need to do. I want to start living the life I was meant to live. I have a 14 tear old son and he deserves to have the best mom I can be. I have always been on this weught loss rollercoaster and I so want to get off! I need to make this change for me I derserve it!!! I am looking forward to what is ahead of me and meeting new people on Sparkpeople for the support... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:34:33 EST I'm a Magnet So over the past few weeks I have realized that I am a magnet for either really old their 70's or men who have mama issues or financial. I ask you, where are the good men? Fri, 6 Jul 2012 12:08:38 EST Howdy-Do!! <em>334</em> <BR> I'm 31, single & have 3 young children. I've never tried a weight loss site so my hope is that this will help me A LOT!! My goal is not to be a certain weight or pant size, but just to be healthier & happier with myself image so that my kiddos benefit from it. Looking forward to reaching my goals & sharing the success & support with others in the same situation! Tue, 3 Jul 2012 17:48:14 EST Hiyooo :D Hey everyone :) <BR> <BR> I've been a member here since 2008. I stopped shortly after I began due to being in a relationship with someone who didn't believe in me, and after I got hurt (sprained ankles while running) I just gave up completely. This is the first time I've tried to lose weight legitimately and be single. <BR> <BR> If I don't love me, no one else will either :) Tue, 3 Jul 2012 14:54:04 EST Excited to be apart of the team! Hello, I am new to the community! I am here for inspiration and support. Eating healthy is sooo hard, but there are sooo many people doing it and losing the weight! I want to be in that number! :) Sat, 16 Jun 2012 22:01:24 EST Internet Dating Has anyone had success, failure or does anyone have questions about internet dating? <BR> <BR> Please use this thread to have an open discussion. Sun, 3 Jun 2012 09:32:58 EST Challenge Pt. 5, 6, 7 and 8 Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Things have gotten SUPER crazy at work and once again I find myself without daily computer access making keeping up with the Challenges EXTREMELY difficult. So, I am reaching back in time and adding May's challenge in with June, July's and August's. <BR> <BR> We can STILL do this!!! <BR> <BR> If you are new feel free to jump right in! <BR> <BR> I am behind in my fitness minutes and healthy eating went out the window. Sound familiar? Then use this month to get back o... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 18:46:28 EST Hello Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Stephanie and I live in N.C. I've been a member of SP since 2007 but recently recommitted to my health and fitness. I enjoy traveling and working out. I'm also terrible with introductions. I look forward to meeting new people, getting/staying healthy and fit with SP. Mon, 28 May 2012 21:07:45 EST So, I'm awful at introductions. I'm Haley, 20 years old from Michigan. I'm going to school for culinary arts. Just joined yesterday, but I've lurked around here on and off in the past. My overall goal is to lose 50 lbs by my birthday (11/14). I've always been sort of overweight, but have such a hard time committing to diets and exercising. Mostly because I've pretty much always found friend that accept me, and so I never had the self-hating fueled urge to go on crazy diets or run for hours. I really just wanna be healthy fo... Wed, 23 May 2012 19:48:53 EST Hey all! I'm Meg! <BR> I joined this team a while ago, but i just wanted to introduce myself again and get to know everyone! I got a little distracted, but im back now! :) <BR> Tue, 22 May 2012 14:47:47 EST Hey sparkspeople :) .. OK, so for as long as I can remember, I've always been overweight!! ... I've basically tried everything and I have accepted that I'm not meant to lose weight so I gave up. I felt like a broken record, because I'd start to plan and then down the road something goes wrong and I end up giving up. It's been a battle but I am determined to fight it this time, and I know I can do it!!! I'm so glad I found this amazing site, and I hope to reach my goal..although it'll be a long journey, I just hope ... Tue, 22 May 2012 09:56:28 EST New here! Cant wait to get healthy! Would love support!! Sat, 19 May 2012 23:30:09 EST Getting Started Hi, my name is Wonda and I am starting a Program to lose over 80 pounds. Looking to meet weight loss buddies, and encouragements are helpful. Sat, 19 May 2012 23:10:30 EST Newly Single and Struggling Well after 16 months and an almost marriage I am now single and struggling to find myself as well as get to a better me. We are still friends and he is also working to slim down and shape up so we are doing it together and maybe we will find ourselves back together but for now just friends and each others biggest supporter. I weigh 260 according to the scale this AM and that's saying a lot since when he first left I weighed 245 :( but hes not the only stress I have had to go thru the past 2 ... Thu, 17 May 2012 20:13:07 EST Looking for support! Hey people! I'm getting back on sparkpeople and ready to get serious to finish my weight loss journey. I do pole dancing, going to the gym, and just starting up krav maga. I could use some support if people are looking for friends. I'm wanting to lose 15 lbs :) Thu, 17 May 2012 15:47:41 EST Plenty to lose! Hi all - <BR> Hoping to 'meet' friends to buddy up with on this weight loss journey. I am a strong (on the inside) woman whose curves have been hidden by lumps. Arrrrgh. The lumps must go! Being active and eating clean FEELS better, but they are habits that easily go by the wayside when the stress piles up. <BR> If there is anyone else out there interested in a weight loss partner, shout at me here! Tue, 15 May 2012 16:58:48 EST Hello everyone! I just joined sparkpeople and I would love to be a part of this message forum. I find it much easier to deal with weight loss when I have others to talk to that are in similar situations. I have at least 100 pounds to lose although probably it is even more than that but 100 just seems a bit less overwhelming at the moment. <BR> <BR> That being said...I am having a super hard time actually forcing myself to commit to losing weight. It has been on my mind for a while and I have done it before... Tue, 15 May 2012 09:54:38 EST New! Hiii! I am new.. I have been going over the boards again and again not knowing what to post or how to introduce myself.. but then I thought whats the worst that could happen?? so here I am! <BR> <BR> I want to lose weight.. lots.. so hopefully I can find encouragement, useful tips, lots of help and friends here, aswell as proividing the same for others.. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to meeting lots of people and getting the weight off!! Hope everyone is having a great monday! <BR> <BR> K... Mon, 14 May 2012 11:38:04 EST Biden & Obama's annocencement I allready asked this on the group "NO TOPIC OFF LIMITS" . What is the open opoion with this group on GAY MARRIAGE? How I see it as if GOD wanted GAY MARRIAGE YE would have created ONLY 1 GENDER but since YE creatied 2 that must mean MARRIAGE IS BERWEEN A MAN & A WOMAN NOT 2 MEN OR 2WOMEN. & is also how I see it & since this group is know as "SEXY PRODE SINGLES" I'm asking for this groups thoughts on this. Sun, 13 May 2012 00:49:31 EST I Just Called . . . To Say Hello Just joined this team as it really spoke to me. <em>30</em> <BR> I have been single a while which i feel is largely down to my weight and lack of confidence in myself to speak to girls and put myself out there by asking them out. <BR> That said though i am all in all content wih myself and another part of me thinks the ridiculous program i am on to lose weight how could i squeeze a relationship in when im not happy with me as i couldn't stop what im doing for no one as i really need to chan... Sat, 12 May 2012 09:46:24 EST Howdy Thought I would go ahead and introduce myself. <BR> <BR> I started SP several years ago and lost the bulk of that weight during the first year. Have been pretty stable since, which I shouldn't complain about. I've had some life changes that I've allowed to distract me from health and fitness. Namely, finishing college, being in the real world, job hunting, working different jobs, helping take care of my sick mother, now settling into what I think is a career, and dating. With that last one, ... Tue, 8 May 2012 13:53:08 EST Hi all! At age 39 and as a recently-diagnosed type 2 diabetic, I am finally making the lifestyle changes that the doctor ordered. I enjoy nearly all outdoor activites such as hiking, biking, kayaking and snowshoeing. Motorsports and sailing are my passions, irregular exercise, a sedentary job, a lack of portion control and lack of willpower have been my downfalls to date. I'm near NYC. Any questions please ask! Mon, 7 May 2012 17:28:13 EST My story In June 2011, I turned 30, and for the last 10 years have been piling on the pounds. My weight of 160 at age 20….has slowly crept to 235pounds! If I am to be frank, I know this is because I am a person that lives to eat versus, eating to live. Though my body has adapted to carry this extra weight, I have been feeling progressively more lethargic, weak and stressed. This translated in poor stamina, focus and sometimes a diminished mood. <BR> <BR> Since the start of 2012, I have been promising... Thu, 3 May 2012 13:01:07 EST Single after 17yrs... NOW WHAT??? Husband moved out to live with his girlfriend... Now after 17yrs, I am trying to figure out how to get back into life. I work nights... have for all that time, so we didn't have to pay for child care. I am trying to get back to ME now. The day he left a HUGE weight got lifted off my shoulders I didn't realize I had been carrying, and that's nice and all, but I want to go places, do things... but it's hard when I am up and everyone is sleeping and vice versa. Right now I am at Thu, 3 May 2012 04:15:23 EST Fight for my right... to feel good? I'm gonna be 24 years old this year and I think it's time for me to step up my game a little. I love to hang out in the shadows and lurk in the depths. Yuuuup, I'm a lurker. But this lurker is ready to make an appearance. So here I am, ready to change. Tue, 1 May 2012 10:37:50 EST Never too late? Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> It's hard to ignore, the message is everywhere to me, the desire to once and for all let go my unhealthy past and embrace a new life, one where every time I read a story about someone diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes or Cancer, my mind won't automatically start reeling a movie with myself as the main character sitting in the doctor's office hearing him tell me that my days are numbered. <BR> <BR> This is a new beginning. I've failed before, I've played this game w... Tue, 1 May 2012 05:05:38 EST hey everyone! :) Hey everyone! ;) <BR> I'm meg ;) <BR> nice to meet you all!! Sun, 29 Apr 2012 20:47:42 EST Hi all! I've been away from SparkPeople for a while but a little over a year ago I completed a 120 lb weight loss. It took 2 years with Weight Watchers and spark people. I look forward to living a healthy and full life! <BR> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:59:48 EST Hello! This is my second time joining SparkPeople (it was so long ago that the college email I used longer works). A little over a year ago I completed a 120 lb weight loss. It took 2 years with Weight Watchers and spark people. I look forward to living many more healthy years. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:47:56 EST Greetings! I just wanted to say a quick hello and introduce myself...i am a work in progress as we all are, who has started here recently for her fitness goals. As well i hope to know more of the friends i haven't met yet :) Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:15:43 EST Struggling with commitment... I've been on and off SparkPeople for a while now. I am starting yet again, but I'm really struggling staying accountable. I've been in the gym for the last month, but am struggling to continue going because I am not seeing any results. In fact I weighed myself for the first time in a while the other day, and I could swear I'm gaining weight! I recently went through a divorce and shortly before that had a miscarriage. I know that alot of what I'm seeing is an emotional connection, but I need... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:08:30 EST Newbie! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to SP and and trying to lose 50-60 lbs. I am a single mom of a 10 year old girl. Sad to say she eats a whole lot healthier than I do. My problem has always been that I am a very picky eater. Since I don't eat most of the foods that are deemed "good" for you I tend to get bored very easily and fall back on carbs (Carboholics Anonymous anyone?). <BR> <BR> Looking forward to this journey and hoping to get help on staying focused from all the great people on he... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:57:00 EST Hello to everyone I came across the web site when I was reading a success story of a woman that lost 103 lbs. She joined this website and it helped her. I joined hoping I can get help and stay motivated using this website as well. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:34:33 EST Hi all! Wanting to get fit and shed some weight. Any help would be wonderful. <BR> <BR> Best <BR> S. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:33:00 EST Newbie - born 1954 - live in MO Hi everyone I don't know if any oldies hang out here but I thought I would check. But I am a single grandmother looking for companionship and friendship. Hi y'all! Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:10:14 EST New from NC Hey all!!! I'm new to SP, I'm a nurse in NC, and single. Not newly single, but mentally newly single. What's that mean??? I gave myself the proper amount of healing time I needed over my last relationship to finally start making some healthy choices in my life, and SP is one of them!!! I loook forward to sharing tips and hints and ideas with people!!! Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:07:39 EST need some advice from the women Hey all! So, recently this week, I finally hit the 100 lbs lost barrier. Im actually down 101.6 as of today. Having dropped all of that weight, I'm starting to get my confidence back and might soon be willing to brave the world of dating again, or, at least attempt to do so. <BR> <BR> I find that when I'm exercising, I get a huge rush of confidence during the workout. When I'm cycling, I easily pass a great deal of women who I wouldnt mind potentially trying to approach. Theres plenty o... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:06:39 EST new to SP Hello All I have heard great things about SP I am excited to be apart of the Community now looking forward to making connections and losing weight Sun, 15 Apr 2012 16:41:07 EST This is me! Who are you? Hi All: <BR> <BR> I'm a single lady who is beautiful even if I need to loose weight. Exercising is not my favorite thing to do, but after I got into the habit, I began to enjoy walking and swimming and even doing crunches! I've just moved to a new community, and am still working towards getting to know my neighbors and maybe find an exercise buddy. <BR> <BR> It's great to have the opportunity to find support on SP Teams, and I hope that I can be supportive of some of you too. Sat, 14 Apr 2012 15:01:57 EST Hi Everyone I'm looking to lose some weight and get into shape. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:59:56 EST Hello Sexy(s) Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team. Making some serious changes in my life right now. Including lifestyle changes for a healthy life, in the middle of a career change and trying to keep ahead of life's troubles; one day at a time. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to be part of this team and I hope I'll get the support I need to meet my goals. <BR> <BR> By the way, My name is Ifeoma, I'm Nigerian and I love photography. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 05:27:16 EST DAY DREAM - What's Yours? I'm Day Dreaming to be 111lbs and Get a boyfriend. Realistic? I made this youtube video to hopefully help out the process. they are both quit large goals! Heres the link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Leave me comments, likes, let me know what you think. feed back is always fun! Wed, 11 Apr 2012 04:20:51 EST What is the best online dating site? Have any wonderful singles out there found a dating site that really works for you? <BR> <BR> Match <BR> Eharmony <BR> Chemistry <BR> OkCupid <BR> Christian Singles <BR> JDate <BR> Craigslist <BR> <BR> Anyone that you recommend? Or any that you know to stay away from? <BR> <BR> Any stories (good or bad) would be great! Tue, 10 Apr 2012 22:11:58 EST Starting from Scratch You ever bake a cake from scratch? There are so many ingredients that individually wouldn't taste so good, but when you combine them in the correct order and manner, they become this amazing construction. <BR> <BR> That is how I am viewing this weight loss/ lifestyle change. There are so many individual pieces: drinking 8 cups of water, exercising, eating fruits and vegetables, getting the appropriate amount of calories, getting the right amount of sleep....each of these alone will provide ... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 16:12:42 EST Hi Everyone! Hi Everyone! My name is Janae and I've gained about 30 pnds in the last year and I'm really excited about getting fit again! Mon, 2 Apr 2012 15:22:10 EST Change YOUR Mind Change YOUR Life Challenge Pt.4 Hello Team! I hope you are all doing well with the challenge! If you are new feel free to jump right in! <BR> <BR> <BR> I struggled with February and March. There were so many birthdays! And you know what that means. WEIGHT GAIN! So I am starting over! Usually I would be depressed at my gains. I'm shocked I'm not! I can only use everyday to start again. You guys know I am OPEN and HONEST at all times. So I would like to share the fact that I SLACKED! I barely clocked 500 fitness minutes las... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 18:15:46 EST Hello Sexy Singles! Hi All, <BR> Thank you for the welcome to the team Kims76. I'm actually a veteran of SparkPeople but new to the team. I've been off and on and on again for a couple of years. But hopefully, I'm back to stay. <BR> <BR> I've been single for a very long time. I've been divorced for about 11 years. Focusing on raising my two boys now 16 and 15. But now the focus is all on me baby! <em>334</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 07:45:34 EST Hello fellow sparkers Hi there I'm a 40 year old woman that works in a profession where I'm sitting for 12 hours at a time and everyone wants to eat fast food. So I have some big changes to make. I'm starting at 280 and want to get to at least 175. <BR> Anyways, I live in Georgia :) about 30 miles south west of Atlanta. I just bought my first house by myself and I'm ready for a lot of new changes :) Sat, 31 Mar 2012 14:33:26 EST Mudder Dash I am doing the 'Mudder Dash' in Houston, Sat 03/31/12, @ 2pm. For the local Houston people who are interested in Adventure Races, check out the "meetup" & search for Extreme Mud Runners. Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:54:27 EST Heyyyy! I'm new :) and need a buddy! Hi everyone! My name is Stacey, and I joined this group a couple days ago. I am recently single, about a month ago, but I figured now is the time to take control of my body, and finally be who I want to be, not who he wanted me to be! Sooo here I am! I'm compiling a plan, trying to eat more fruits and veggies, eliminating fast food, eating whole grains, and trying to control my portions and not snack literally all day! Haha. I also have some workout videos, and hopefully I can keep myself doi... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 08:16:38 EST Hey all! Newbie here! Hey everyone! I am new to this site and I just wanted to say hi and I hope everyone is doing well and I can't wait to meet everyone! :D Sat, 24 Mar 2012 00:31:08 EST New blood hints and tips please! Tue, 20 Mar 2012 18:46:14 EST I am new to this Hello everyone My name is Gayla and I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a little nervous. I don't know how long i have been trying to lose weight but i am giving it another shot. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:55:27 EST Glad to be here! Hello everyone! I'm Cassandra I'm a single mom of a beautiful seven year old boy. I'm 29 and a borderline agoraphobic with social anxieties. Guess that might explain the single, just kidding. My son is the size of a five year old instead of a seven year old boy and is at the mental level of a three to four year old. He is mentally disabled and has had grand maul seizures. Despite the fact that he is delayed and may always need an extra boost to catch up, he is the sweetest most lovable boy I ... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:14:41 EST ELLO Darlings! Hi everyone Im Loren Im 27 and single.... I live in NY on Long island and would love to make some new friends.... hope to hear from you Mon, 5 Mar 2012 02:03:33 EST New to site Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Happy to be here and anxious to meet new people and gain new information and insight. <BR> A little about me, I am a nurse educator for a private college and live alone in Missouri with my cat Boo. He was already named when I inherited him and he is all black with green eyes, a long haired persian three year old cat. I have many hobbies and stay very busy at work and at home. Presently, I am working on my Masters degree in Psychology and will be accomplished in O... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 13:26:18 EST startn <em>247</em> for <em>141</em> s Fri, 2 Mar 2012 04:50:44 EST new to you lets work together n make life great with workout, walks and photos of adventures to success Fri, 2 Mar 2012 04:47:34 EST HI My name is Arleen and I will be 50 this year. I have been single for over 2 years now and since then I have had 3 surgeries, two in one year so I was not able to exercise during that time. Before that I was exercising, toning, zumba classes. I have been giving the go ahead from my doctor without any worries. I am encouraging my daughter to get healthy along with me and we are both ready to do this. Even though I might not have a lot of pounds to lose, I want to be healthy for my 2 kids a... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 07:52:39 EST Change YOUR Mind Change YOUR Life Challenge Pt.3 Another month of the challenge is done! I am feeling optimisitc! How are you feeling!? I am glad you have chosen to join me on this challenge and if you are new to the challenge then WELCOME! Jump right in! This is a year long commitment. If you didn't join us in February here is a quick recap. <BR> <BR> This is the Change YOUR Mind Change YOUR Life Challenge of 2012. It lasts all year long. Our goal is to lose 5 lbs a month. We are no longer going to pressure ourselves with demanding the ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 05:16:43 EST Delimma: date now or shutting down for renovations Hi everyone, <BR> Wonder if I could get your thoughts on this. <BR> I have a significant (100 lbs) of weight to lose. There is no question whether I am going to transform: I am! I made up my mind, and I am a hard head :) 10 lbs so far since 2/7. <BR> <BR> It will take me to this fall (at least) to get down to where I will feel good about myself again. <BR> The part I am not sure about is this: should I just keep my dating profile up and get out there and not worry about dating as a heavy w... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 14:46:45 EST help Hello out there my single friends. I am new, having just joined a couple days ago. I tried to send out a couple blurbs from 'my page', but don't think they were visible to anyone. How do I share little tidbits I'd like to share? Is there a certain spot where you post things? Do we post weigh in results a certain day? Sorry guys/gals, but I'm a bit lost. Appreciate any help. <BR> Mark Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:14:14 EST newbie Hello out there. I'm new to all this having just joined last night....and pretty 'lost' on this site to be honest. Anyhow, I'm a 52 yr old gentleman living in Maricopa, Arizona. I work at the local High school as well as a Psych facility. Really need to get myself back in shape this time around. Played baseball in college about 30 yrs and many lbs ago....want to enjoy sports again. Appreciate the opportunity to be here and would love a chance to meet some of you. Please feel free to stop by. ... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:25:44 EST New here Hello all I am new to this site. I was recommended by a friend. I am hoping that being here will give me the positive backing I may need to stay on track with my weight loss. I am hoping to lose 88lbs by my birthday next year. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:23:02 EST Zephyr Bluetooth HR Monitor My Zephyr Bluetooth HR Monitor finally arrived - as soon as it charges I'll find out how well it interfaces with Endomondo, MapMyRun, & Runtastic. Does anyone on here have experience with any of these programs? Tue, 21 Feb 2012 18:52:52 EST New to this Hi there, I am new to all of this. I became single almost 6 months ago and was living for everyone else in my life. I have decided to take it all back and finally live for myself. I have worked on many things for my self confidence. I am a bigger girl so I have always self image issues. But looking at myself have realized that I am actually a very sexy woman. With the help of friends I have gained enough confidence to actually dance in front of people. At first I had to have alcohol to do it.... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:47:54 EST Lost 50 pounds and ready to pay it forward! Hello Single friends!! I am happy to report that I have lost 50 pounds over the last 10 years and have been able to keep it off for a good 4 years now! I felt like weight lose was a roller coaster ride. Lose weight, Be gain weight, depressed... diet. I would do this over and over again. But one day I woke up and said stop starting over and start doing this right! I am here to pay it forward! Ask questions! I want to help everyone be successful! <link>eatdrinksweatdream.blo... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 07:32:53 EST New and ready to change Hey, <BR> My name is Maria and I joined sparkpeople little over a week ago and so far I like it. I live in Katy, TX, which is west of Houston. I have a teenage daughter so am a soon-to-be single empty nester. My first goal is to just log my food and start moving more. I am already seeing from viewing my logs where my problems are and I am starting to make adjustments. It's not a diet it's a lifestyle change...1 pound at the time. Slow and steady one pound a week...52 pounds in a year. Sun, 19 Feb 2012 11:53:28 EST Hi there, Newbie here :) Hi everyone. I'm new to this, never really even tried to lose weight before but i need to so i'm giving it a shot. Please share all you advice with me. I'm glad to be here and can't wait to really get the losing going :) Sat, 18 Feb 2012 16:51:42 EST Hello! Hi everyone my name is Michelle! I'm a single 26 yr old receptionist from Michigan and excited to get the weight off!! :D Sat, 18 Feb 2012 08:53:44 EST It's a new day and it is time for a change Hi everyone, my name is Karla. I have struggled with my weight for practically all my life. I have always been overweight for as long as I can remember. I am nearing 40 and after several failed attempts, I believe that I am truly ready to see it through this time. I am now surrounded by a great group of women at work and have the full support of my family. I think I know almost everything there is to know about weight loss, my failure thus far is certainly not for lack of knowledge or tr... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 07:33:33 EST Great To Be Here !!! Hi Everyone! My name is Teresa. I am 36 years old and so far down 75 lbs. I have another 50 lbs to go...maybe more =) I am very excited to be here. Recently single and feeling a little sexy and sassy....I thought I would join. I have set a goal for myself of running my first 5K in May, then shooting for a half marathon in the fall. Look forward to meeting great motivators and finding some more inspiration to keep pushing forward!!! Thanks~Teresa Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:32:30 EST New as of Feb 15 2010 Hello I Kisha and I am here to Kick fat's Butt. <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:21:34 EST New on Sparkpeople Hi, I am Jackie. I joined this site to lose weight and open my mind to a new way of living. My main goals are to stay positive, eat healthier, and exercise more. Hopefully, with these combined and with some of your help, I can finally know myself as being healthy inside and out. :) Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:41:46 EST Hello Hi everyone..I'm Mel and I am new to Sparkpeople. I am just getting out of a 12 year relationship with my husband and during that 12 years i let myself gain a lot of weight. I am a mother of an 8 year old little girl who is my life. I am extremely motivated to get in better shape not only for myself but for her as well.. I am loking forward to getting to know all of you! Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:09:51 EST Single working girl Hi all! i m new to the website and am already very inspired! It looks like a great community to be in and does indeed raise the hopes for getting closer to the dream body and healthy lifestyle:) I m also single Londoner who has worked way too hard and piled up those stressful kilos and a few bad eating habits. Good thing about being single is having all the time for yourself and the space for making new friends. Look fwd to getting to know you guys! Thu, 9 Feb 2012 18:47:47 EST Hello, my name is Elizabeth... Hello, I want to introduce myself. My name is Elizabeth,I'm 46 years old and ready to claim my life and become who I was intended to be. Today has been a little of a struggle, but I have gotten through it so far.I have been changing my life for 1 week. I have lost 9.39 lbs. Which I am very happy about,I know the first week you lose mostly water. Nevertheless it's still weightloss.... I am counting calories between 1700-1900 per day and tracking them through sparkpeople. I had sparkpeople ca... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 19:42:20 EST Hello!! I've been on the site for a few days, still trying to find my way around. I've decided to make this year MY year and make a change!! I've lost 2 lbs so far <em>30</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 22:23:19 EST Hey all!! Hi all!!! I'm totally new to Sparkpeople.....I was using a different weightloss sight but my friend recommended this one over that here I am..Hopefully this works!!! I'm trying to lose 100 lbs. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:32:10 EST hello there Hello, I am new to the group but not to SP. I enjoy making new friends and look forward to getting to know everyone here. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:42:17 EST Change YOUR Mind Change YOUR Life Challenge Pt.2 We made it through the first portion of the challenge! I am feeling good and accomplished! How are you feeling!? I am glad you have chosen to join me on this challenge. A year long commitment is a huge deal! If you didn't join us in February here is a quick recap. <BR> <BR> This is the Change YOUR Mind Change YOUR Life Challenge of 2012. It lasts all year long. Our goal is to lose 5 lbs a month. We are no longer going to pressure ourselves with demanding the scale shows us unrealistic numbe... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 14:53:14 EST HEY!!! Hey everyone... Im new to the website :) Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:04:57 EST EVEY HELLO EVERYONE I AM NEW TO SPARK PEOPLE JUST WANTED TO INTRODUCE MYSELF .I AM A SONGLE MOM OF TWO BEAUTIFUL KIDS EL AND BOSSMAN THE TWO LOVES OF MY LIFE . I AM ON THIS WEIGHT LOSE JOURNEY "ONE DAY AT A TIME" I HOPE TO GET MOTIVATION AND MEET NEW FRIENDS AS I WORK TOWARDS MY GOAL. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 01:31:09 EST EVEY HELLO EVERYONE I AM NEW TO SPARK PEOPLE JUST WANTED TO INTRODUCE MYSELF .I AM A SONGLE MOM OF TWO BEAUTIFUL KIDS EL AND BOSSMAN THE TWO LOVES OF MY LIFE . I AM ON THIS WEIGHT LOSE JOURNEY "ONE DAY AT A TIME" I HOPE TO GET MOTIVATION AND MEET NEW FRIENDS AS I WORK TOWARDS MY GOAL. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 01:45:46 EST New Member Alright, I'm not very good at this type of thing but here we go. I'm Phillip, and live in IL. I've notice that a lot of people on here are attempting to lose weight on here, however I'm wanting to gain weight. I'm 6' tall and have been anywhere between 130 - 210lbs currently sitting right around 207lbs and would like to get to 230ish while losing my gut. The main reason I came to sparkpeople was for the nutrition tracker, because I have absolutely horrid eating habits. If anyone wants to... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:58:31 EST Ready to make a change Hi...I'm new to this site and I have to say that after looking around I'm uber-excited. I'm hoping with my own motivation and the support that I can find through I will be able to meet my goals. I am currently 100+ lbs. overweight and I've allowed it to get me so depressed that I haven't had the want to lose the weight. Well I have decide to take control of my weight and instead of allowing it to make me feel depressed I'm going to use it as motivation to make a change. I ... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:18:23 EST Excitement I just lost one pound! So proud of myself Sun, 22 Jan 2012 10:23:31 EST HELLO MY NAME IS STACY, AND THIS IS DAY 1 OF MY NEW LIFE! Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:10:46 EST Hi Hi I am single. Nice to meet everyone Wed, 18 Jan 2012 23:10:54 EST hiiiiii helllo everyone out there! I am so excited I found out about this site and ready to get this going!!!! :) hope everyone is haivng a great day! I am a 29. single momma! :) looking for some motivational people to get in contact with so we can push through all this together!!! Wed, 18 Jan 2012 22:44:25 EST Hello! I have been dieting off and on for the last 5 years. I've tried everything from fad diets to Weight Watchers and Nutri-System, none of which worked because I was not dedicated really. But it gave me a good idea on what works for me. <BR> <BR> Seven years ago I was a lean, mean, awesome machine. In that time I have dealt with moving cross country multiple times, divorce, the loss of the love of my life via a break up, a couple of deaths and going to school to get my BA, all while raising ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:33:38 EST I'm here and so ready! Hi, i've just finished joining and i'm so excited. I'm really commited to loosing about 20lbs, the right way! So i'm really hoping this program can help me out. Sun, 15 Jan 2012 14:55:08 EST Excited about becoming the woman I was meant to be I tend to eat when I am stressed, tired and emotional. I went through a divorce 6 years ago after 25 years of marriage. I have gained a lot of weight. I am ready to get control of my weight and be happy with myself. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 22:03:20 EST Hello Hi all-new member to this team as of today--- <BR> Am nearing 2 years of healthy journey--dealing with lots of new things, like feelings that I stuffed with food for the first time in nearly 30 years....lots of good things, and some uncomfortable ones too!! Hoping for some conversation and support as we journey through this together. <BR> This is a rough time of year for me, motivation wise-anyone else?? Sat, 14 Jan 2012 15:09:49 EST The Jig is up! HI!!!! ok, so I have entered panic mode and will be hitting 40 hard on the 22nd. <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> I need a change and this is the time to do it! I am looking forward to transforming my wiggle jiggle and meeting some new friends along the way! (and yes, I am really 6ft tall ! <em>211</em> ) <BR> <BR> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:49:32 EST Hi Hi I am new to this site and this group. I am looking for people in mesa az who want to start the new year off right. For me it is hard to exercise by myself, im not a very good motivator to my self. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 22:39:16 EST Good morning. I am thinking of math. I have my mind firmly rooted to the idea that weight loss is math. A basic formula that doesn't vary (for me - I have no thyroid issues). I have fears about being and getting thin but they are outside of the math. I will let science take care of my weight loss by moving more and eating less. I will take active steps to address the emotional stumbling blocks that I have allowed to stop me before. <BR> * I have a responsibility to show my son how to live a healthy life (he is still at home... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 08:28:56 EST Teenaa Koutou Katoa (Hello All) Hello to you all, I found this community quite by chance and I am thinking now what a great find! I am middle age and lumpy and I have made a resolution for this year to turn the lumps into bumps separated by a waist. I enjoy life and I enjoy living and I would like to continue with this meme for a considerable while longer. I thank you for the privilege of sharing this journey with you all. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 14:45:54 EST What Song Motivates You? "I Got This" by Jennifer Hudson does it for me. <em>41</em> Sat, 7 Jan 2012 11:22:30 EST Hey there! Hello everyone! I am the proud mom of one beautiful daughter and am blessed to teach 28 fun and spunky fourth graders each day. I went through some major life changes over the last three years and during that time began to eat better and exercise several times a week. I decreased my clothing size from 12/14 to 6/8. Very cool, but now I am left with the infamous final fifteen ( I am actually shooting for 20) that just doesn't want to come off! So, here I am. :) Hopefully with the enco... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 00:04:41 EST Hi! Hi! I just joined Spark People and I'm a little nervous. Not sure how this site works. However, I'm looking forward to setting some goals, hitting the gym and meeting a few folks online who are doing the same. Happy New Year!!! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 23:32:33 EST Single people motivate me! I like the challenge that maybe I will meet someone and maybe not, that motivates me. If I had no challenge to encourage me, well, who would? I like the to get moving with the thought process that I might get a move made on me! Yah, thats what I like. Now how many times do I get walk around the block before I get a a second glance or a lingering look, or maybe a straight up, walk up and ask me if Im available aproach? so I think this singles group will work fine for me. Yippee, we mi... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 18:26:26 EST Just saying Hi :) Hey I'm Stephanie! Single mommy, new to the team and hoping to meet some "friends" to help me stay off the cake and wine... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 22:21:24 EST Hiya!! Hello everyone! While I am not new to SparkPeople, I am new to this team! I wanted to join this team in hopes to help keep up my motivation for my weight loss while having that understanding when I don't meet my expectations. I am looking forward to working with all of you! :D Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:42:14 EST Hello ALL! Hello everyone, My name is Kai. I am 21, and about 40 pounds overweight. I am a college student, and this is where I gained most of my weight! Hopefully I can lose this weight before the summer, and keep it off ! I am looking for a weight loss buddy with similar goals, so feel free to contact me and we can work something out Sun, 1 Jan 2012 19:28:16 EST Happy New Years Newbie here from Washington, DC! Looking for motivation, Please feel free to add me! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 15:38:12 EST Hi! New Here! Hi, Name is Ashley and I am really ready to start my healthy journey to losing weight. I am using Sparkpeople, Blackberry Messenger, and Twitter. Would love to chat and get to know everyone. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 03:09:36 EST Help, not sure what to do. How does this site work? Thu, 29 Dec 2011 18:51:06 EST I'm getting sick of joining sites that don't work I'm new to spark people and I was wondering if this site really work. I've joined free sites this before and they did not work. So.. does this site really help people lose weight, because I am getting sick of joining sites that don't work <em>234</em> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 18:48:20 EST Anyone from Hawaii? Here I am finally. 2012 will be the best year ever. I know it. Would love to make new friends as well. If you live in my island paradise, drop me a line. Mon, 26 Dec 2011 16:10:03 EST Need some new friends to help motivate! Hi team! I am in desperate need of motivational people in my life. I've tried to go at it alone, but after about a month I usually give up. <BR> I am also a wonderful motivator if I must say so myself so be sure to message me! I'd be happy to have anyone as new friends! Mon, 19 Dec 2011 00:53:30 EST Hello All! New and would love to make some friends Hello everyone! My name is Vioylet and I'm 20 years old. I'm here to help jump start my confidence in losing weight and starting a new life for myself! Any tips or success stories would really help me out and i would really appreciate all the support i can get! :) <BR> <BR> So, Lets be friends!! :D Mon, 12 Dec 2011 01:48:24 EST Super ready to RESIST temptations Hey there, My name is Heather i'm 25. I live in montana and have been overweight for most of my life. Tryed many things, lost weight and then gained it all back. I know this time is it.....I know I can stick with it for good and not go back. with new found spark people! :) I quit smoking a little over a year ago and it was the hardest thing ever......and now I'm going to tackle the next thing on my list, losing 100 pounds. My first goal is to lose 20pounds by New Years. Ive started working ou... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 21:32:46 EST Is this finally the right time? Hello everyone, my name is Gillian and I'm in my mid-40s. Having been overweight all my life, I was always waiting to get the perfect body before making an effort to meet people. Now, having lost 80 lbs., I realize that perfect body was just an excuse that stopped me from trying. Having done a lot of work on my head as well as my body, I realize that I have the qualities I need: self-confidence, optimism, and faith in the future. I'm now making an effort to "get out there" and I'm looking for... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 09:55:10 EST New Member Hello All, <BR> Looking forward to meeting new members as I get started on this new journey!! Please feel free to say hello anytime. All comments welcome. ~Ladybyrd~ Sun, 4 Dec 2011 17:36:38 EST New In Town I recently moved 300 miles away from my family and friends for my job and I am happy to have left my hometown...I was more than ready for a change. My dilemma is that where I work there are only 2 other women and they are both married and do not socialize. My neighbors all stick to themselves. I walk my dog daily and have jogged through several times and I always wave and say hello but my friendly gestures are not returned. I can't afford a gym membership right now so that's out of the qu... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:16:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:32:56 EST So... Here I am, introducing myself (: <BR> I'm 21 from California... feel free to talk Thu, 24 Nov 2011 17:04:22 EST Privyet Greetings to everyone from from Minnesota. My name is Jamie and I'm hoping to get back to a weight prior to the birth of my daughter Ava. I'm 26, and I'm looking to find the time and motivation to do what needs to be done to get where I need to be. I've wasted my summer and the winter is upon me. Ideally, besides losing weight, I would like to run. That would help out a great deal in the criminal justice field I'm working on a degree for. But still, a warm greetings to everyone and hopefully ... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 22:52:47 EST Spin that wheel!!! 7 login <BR> no bonus spin yet Fri, 18 Nov 2011 09:35:22 EST Hiyas! I'm back on spark people. I've just ended a nasty relationship and want to get my life back. So yeah... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:09:01 EST Hi! I just found this team...and I see how active it is and am looking forward to posting w/like minded singles! I have been a member for a few years but have only been consistent & successful the last 8 weeks. <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:26:48 EST New...and scared... Hey, I'm Lucas. I'm not new to sparkpeople, but I feel as though this is the first time that I'm actually going to stick with it. I've had a laundry list of failed diet attempts, so I'm scared that the same is just going to happen again. There's only one problem- I can't let it. If I don't succeed this time, I don't know if I'll be able to start over again. A person can only fail so many times before they give up, and I'm at a point in my life where I can't afford to fail anymore. <BR> ... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:36:05 EST Oh hai Hi, My name is Amy. I'm 32. This isn't my first time on SparkPeople but it's been a long time since I was last trying. I had weight loss surgery in 2007 and I've gained back 85 of the 185 pounds I lost. <BR> <BR> My biggest struggles are emotional and stress eating. Things have been getting more and more stressed for me at work and I'm realizing that unless I start making a conscious effort to at least recognize how much I'm eating I'm going to keep gaining wait. So I'm hoping that SparkPeop... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 18:28:00 EST Another newbie... Hello everyone..I'm new to the team as well but been a Spark member for years....I have been single longer than I care to remember but it is what it've completed my Masters degree in the meantime so it hasn't been a priority for me to I am working on myself and the rest will flow....right? <BR> <BR> Nice to be here...looking forward to getting to know you all! Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:19:57 EST Newbie So, my name is Becky and I was referred to this site by a friend. I have struggled to lose weight my whole life. Before I got pregnant with my daughter, I lost about 65 lbs and after her birth I gained everything back. Since last February (2010), I have lost 72 lbs. I have surpassed my original goal weight, but would like to continue to lose a little more. I am working on reshaping my mindset right now. I find it hard to think like a thin person after being heavy my whole life. Sun, 13 Nov 2011 21:13:33 EST Change YOUR Mind Change YOUR Life Challenge 2012 Happy New Year My Lovlies! <BR> <BR> Let's face it. Losing weight and eating healthy is hard. For my personal journey it is more of a mental battle. Everyday I have to fight the urge to give up. Some days are tougher than others. I fight with myself for feeling guilt when I indulge. I find excuses not to exercise. I tell myself I'll start again tomorrow and tomorrow never comes. I get discouraged, fed up, frustrated, depressed, angry, sad, disappointed, disgusted, I feel guilty and tire... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 19:04:35 EST Hello Hi I'm new here but not new to the single crowd. I've been single for over two years now. The last relationship kind of did me in for awhile I think. <em>246</em> <BR> But it's good because it gives me time to work out my knots. I joined because I really think that to be sexy and proud is an awesome thing. I love to get all decked out and take pictures. It's just fun. That and going dancing, there is nothing more fun than dancing! <em>416</em> Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:22:56 EST lovin life Hi,,I am new to this page,,I gained alot of weight due to waiting for my husband to come home and eat with him at 9-10- at night,,no more husband so eating at the right times and better food,, but still struggling with late evening snaking and a few things.. Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:27:12 EST newbie! Hello everyone! I'm aisha, i'm not new to sparkpeople but i am single. I recently turned 21 and i still feel 20 lol. I'm looking to find a way to meet new people, and also find a buddy. Do have an interest in cooking, poetry, music and anything vintage! Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:40:05 EST Hi, I'm New to the Team My name is Tammy and I am here for support, to meet new people and make friends. Come by my spark page and say Hi... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 15:18:58 EST Hi I'm Samantha :) Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm a 20 year old college student looking to lose 20 lbs by my 21st birthday. It's in 2 months so I know I'm setting the bar pretty damn high but I'll do my best and see what happens! <BR> <BR> I bought this dress for the occasion (the one in my picture) and hopefully I can look AMAZING in it by December. <BR> <BR> If you have ANY tips for me please givem up :) ALWAYS looking for new ways to reach my goal. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a Spark Buddy. Add me if you w... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 22:37:09 EST new! :) hello everyone! (if anyone besides my mom is reading this :P) my name is kristen and im trying to take control of my life. ive had a very hard couple of years physically, emotionally, and mentally.. firstly, i have to fight weightloss w/ PCOS and that is beyonddd difficult! but also, i left an abusive relationship last year, less than 4 months later i lost my brother to a car accident (the day before my daughters 2nd bday), then i had a laporoscopy to remove endometriosis scar tissue in decem... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 22:56:54 EST How do you tell? How can you tell if a guy likes you if he isn't overtly obvious about it? And how can you tell if he is just being nice, or if he is into you? I've felt stupid enough times to think I must be reading the signals wrong... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:16:22 EST Hi from Massachusetts Hi I'm Mandie, I'm about to turn 31 soon and I've lost 41 lbs since April following Weight Watchers and walking 4 miles a day. I've gained alot of self confidence but dating hasn't been easy for me since I don't drive (panic attacks) I'm about to start working on that because I'm tired of spending so much time by myself as I tend to be a hermit. Fri, 16 Sep 2011 20:42:14 EST Sexy is an attitude Hey everybody! I'm back on SP after taking about a year off. I think I'm right where I was when I joined a year ago, but it has been an up and down battle. I realized that I need to take control of my eating habits, but also that I have to rely on the resources here (trackers, food planners, etc.) in order to be successful. <BR> <BR> I'm 30, single, with no kids. However, I am a middle school teachers, and I love children. I say sexy is an attitude. I am still working on perfecting the... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:06:57 EST Greetings from New Jersey.... Hey I've been on SP since April...never realized there were singles teams, so I figured I'd join some...Native Brooklynite now living in Jersey, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan...any locals out there? Best to all of u on your journeys! Fri, 24 Jun 2011 23:43:12 EST Launching my career Hello Spark Family! <BR> <BR> So as graduation speeds towards me I have decided to start early in the career search and started a blog at I will be using this blog more than my Spark Blog so give me a follow to keep up with my auditions, interviews, travels, fitness, health, gluten free living, gluten free menus and websites, trying and creating gluten free recipes, gluten allergies, celiac disease, single life, sex talk, religious views, Plus Size modeling ... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 15:44:28 EST Hey! <BR> My name is Punky and I just wanna have fun while losing weight and meeting new people. <em>212</em> Mon, 23 May 2011 20:32:22 EST Catching up to the new me Hello all. <BR> I am 28 and single. Have been all my life. I have also been obese most of my life, so I never got that "I feel attractive" feeling around guys. Now I have lost over 100 pounds and am becoming more confident in how I look and feel. The tricky part I am struggling with is that I have no idea how to act around guys as this new person I have become. Floundering a bit as my brain and body catch up with each other. Sun, 22 May 2011 13:02:40 EST Sexy ? Can you be 60 and sexy ? Anyway I can be 60 and healthy so 1 out of 2 ain't bad I quess. Since joining Sparkpeople I have lost 75 pounds and am currently in the process of regaining some of it. I work out intensely but lately have also taken up overeating...intensely. I usually hit the gym 5 days a week, do 3k to 5k on the treadmill then lift weights for 30 to 40 minutes sometimes more. I recently did my first 5k and came in first in the old farts division <em>198</em> . I plan on doing... Fri, 20 May 2011 06:42:36 EST Greetings I am Thomas 42 Male in Houston. Fact is I don't feel sexy. I pretty much gave up on approaching any woman. But, so I am told that I shouldn't give up, but, Go for it! So, I am here hoping that some of the sexy attitude will rub off on me. <em>211</em> Sun, 15 May 2011 22:34:07 EST Workin' on the sexy part :) Hi everyone! I joined SP just a little over a week ago and finally found a singles team. Guess it helps when I actually looked for <BR> <BR> My name is Tami, I'm 46 and have been single for 6 years now. Right now I'm working on me and the rest will come. Sat, 14 May 2011 12:11:15 EST Summer Challenge Welcome to the SUMMER OF SACRIFICE! <BR> <BR> Lately I have seen alot of people saying what they are doing isn't working and they feel like giving up. Well time to kick our butts into gear and try new things! If what you have been doing isn't working its time to do something different. A few weeks ago it was discovered that I am allergic to gluten. AAAAHH!!! I have had to gvie up SOOOOO many things but guess what! I really don't care! Because I feel healthy! I feel alive! I feel great! <BR>... Thu, 12 May 2011 11:19:34 EST Another newbie intro Hello, all! I'm 33 and single... working on the "proud" part. :o) I tend to be more of a shy introvert, but I'm working on that part, too. <BR> <BR> Really liked a quote of KIMS76's that I saw on here: "Better to wait for a fine wine to come along instead of settling for a warm beer." Been attempting internet dating for the past couple of years, and have had too much warm beer in that time (and a couple bottles of Boone's Farm masquerading as fine wines!). Bah. I'm giving myself a year... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:35:16 EST single girl in BK I'm 24 soon to be 25 in less than 20 days, single no kids. Am trying to make a lifestyle change one step at a time so my results can be permanent. Nice to meet some people who are also single, and looking to improve thier health. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 13:17:52 EST One sweet girl! Hey team! <BR> <BR> I joined last week and I should have introduced myself then! <BR> <BR> My name is Toni. 30 year old single mommy to a 13 year old son from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I'm shedding weight FOR GOOD and rededicated myself to my weight loss goals in January of this year. <BR> <BR> After a 9 week flop on the new Weight Watchers Points+ plan (I literally lost and gained the same 6 pounds for 9 weeks about frustrating!), I switched to calorie counting and track... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 11:51:09 EST April Rewards What will you treat yourself to for meeting this months goals? Sun, 3 Apr 2011 13:58:32 EST April Challenge Hello Team!!! <BR> <BR> I am going to try again with removing the focus from the scale and more toward a healthy lifestyle. This month is BE ACTIVE month. Ignore the scale and JUST MOVE! As a Team let's clock 5,000 fitness minutes. You can sign up for as many as you wish this month. I just want the Team to move their bodies and get healthy. The scale does not define us but our actions does. SO LET'S GO!!!! Sun, 3 Apr 2011 13:56:07 EST Fiesty Canadian Girl Hey All! <BR> <BR> I am 28 years old from a far too cold city up north in Canada. I consider myself a 'sexy nerd' LOL <BR> <BR> I am single and having fun but looking to get into better shape and health! If you want any other information please check out my page and drop me a line! <BR> <BR> xoxo Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:32:50 EST Sexy now, sexier soon My name is Kimmi and I am 23 years old. I love sweets, books, music, tv, sports, and boys. I'm so boy crazy its scary. I have had a long bumpy road and I'm done with being reminded everyday of it when I look in the mirror. This year is my year and soon this hot single will make all the boys that didn't give her a chance jaws drop. I can't wait to work hard and surprise the one guy that really made me feel like crap last year because of my weight. <BR> <BR> I want to lose 50 pounds by Oct, t... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:22:31 EST new guy in town Hey folks! Just joined the team and wanted to introduce myself. I'm not new to spark, or to being single for that matter. I don't know if I consider myself sexy or proud, but I am who I am and I'm single, so here I am haha. <BR> <BR> Little about me? I'm 28, living in Massachusetts, working as a Program Manager. My normal routine consists of sleep, work, video game, tennis, sleep, and repeat daily haha. <BR> <BR> Anyways, looking forward to interacting with the team and giving you all ... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:46:30 EST Hello Hi everyone! I joined sparkpeople in January and am slowly learning my way around. I am from Texas. Part of the reason i want to lose t's on he inside is infinitely weight is to improve my social life. I know that what's on the inside is infinitely more important than what's on the outside, but it would be nice to be appreciated for both. I am really looking forward to meeting my goals and making new friends along the way. Wed, 2 Mar 2011 22:13:09 EST March Rewards What will you give yourself this month for completing your goals? <em>407</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 10:28:39 EST March Side Bet Participants of this challenge will win a GOODIE worth 50 points. Can you exercise for 20 minutes a day....DAILY? To receive your GOODIE you must earn 620 fitness minutes for the month of March to qualify (equal to 20 mintues of exercise a day for 31 days). <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>231</em> <em>108</em> <em>406</em> <em>216</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 10:23:04 EST March Challenge Hey Team! This is the STOP THE INSANITY Challenge! It you dare to accept this challenge you will weigh yourself today and then throw your scale into a closet until March 26th. THAT'S RIGHT! For this month we will not define our progress by pounds lost but things we do to be healthy. We will exercise at least 20 minutes a day and eat our 5 servings of fruit and veggies. We will STOP THE INSANITY! Can you do it? Are you willing to sacrifice your scale? <BR> <BR> So we will: <BR> <BR> 1. Toss ... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 10:19:43 EST Going out alone? So I've lost a bunch of weight and am soooooo close to my goal weight. I'm recently divorced and all my friends are married with kids. I'd love to have someone to go out with for drinks, but since they don't want to go out, I've been flying solo. I don't understand why when I go out, no one approaches me. I look good, but haven't had much luck meeting other single people to hang out with. I spent the last couple of years in an unhappy marriage and am ready to have fun, but don't want to do it... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:59:42 EST Are there any okies in this group? I live in OKC-metro area. I was wondering if I have any fellow Oklahomans on this team? <BR> <BR> Smiles!! <BR> Lisa Sat, 5 Feb 2011 09:52:12 EST February Challenge Are you willing to bet 5? Maybe even 10? <BR> <BR> In this challenge you will place a bet. If you win that WIN a GOODIE! Here's how it goes..... <BR> <BR> You bet me that you can lose x amount of pounds this month....either 5 to 10. If you indeed lose that much you will WIN a GOODIE of the same amount. Minimum bet is 5 pounds and Max bet is 10. Even if you lose 7 you will be awarded a 10 point Goodie for your efforts. <BR> <BR> Are you willing to take that bet? <em>292</em> <e... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:20:52 EST February Fitness Side Bet If you dare to accept this Challenge you will have completed a minimum of 1,000 fitness minutes for the month of February. This averages out to about 35 to 36 minutes a day. If you take a rest day then you must get in at least an hour on other days to make up for the minute loss. Are you in? As always the winner of this side bet will win a GOODIE worth 100 points or more. You MUST fill in all your days including rest days to qualify. The reason I ask you to fill in all your days is just in ca... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:39:52 EST February Rewards If is important to treat yourself for even the smallest accomplishment. So how will you reward yourself for completing the February Challenge or February Fitness Side Bet? <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>407</em> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:34:47 EST PROUD OF MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS TODAY I weatherproofed my windows all by myself today. <BR> Bagged stuffed animals from old boyfriends and <BR> vcr tapes for charity. <BR> One of my goal in 2010 was to organize and have less stuff! <BR> I also talked myself out of chocolate cookie making and made a mango smoothie instead. <BR> YAHOO I am proud Sun, 16 Jan 2011 18:06:38 EST New in Ecuador Hola amigos... I'm an American teaching in Ecuador and need some healthy (literally) encouragement! Any ideas for healthy eating in an unfamiliar place? Sun, 16 Jan 2011 15:44:09 EST Hi, I'm new ...and from Oklahoma! :-) Hi Everyone. I just found this group. It looks awesome! Sun, 16 Jan 2011 09:20:34 EST Hola! Hi my name is McKenzie and this is my first week as a member of Sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> I've been single all my life and need to get some more confidence in myself. Never having a significant other has made me feel a little insecure and uncomfortable with myself. I'm hoping to regain self confidence and start loving myself by losing weight and becoming healthier!! Tue, 11 Jan 2011 00:28:33 EST NewBee Hello Everyone... My name is Alexis and I am not really new to SparksPeople, but I am starting over so in a sense I am new!! LOL... I need help, and motivation.. I lost 30 pounds on last year and through life's drama and struggles I gained my weight all Back.. I look for new found friendships!!! All are welcome!!!!!! <em>213</em> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:57:57 EST Hi Everyone!! Hi, I joined SP on 1/1/11 to finally lose this weight for good and stop yo-yoing up and down the the scale. <BR> <BR> I joined SP to make myself more accountable about logging my food and exercises and have no excuses. I'm also here to meet new people and help everyone on their weightloss journey as well as my own. <BR> <BR> Tiffany Sat, 8 Jan 2011 20:46:54 EST TEAM PLAYER of the WEEK Each week I will Spotlight a member here for their acheivements and progress on their journey. Please feel free to applaud them and recognize them for their good work. Any amount of hardwork someone puts into this journey should be recognized and commended. Stop by their page and leave them a lovely comment or goodie. Sometimes what keeps you going on this journey is someone just taking the time to say "Good job". Because lets be honest, even when we do a GOOD JOB we beat up ourselves and thi... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:18:04 EST TEAM OUTREACH This journey gets tough and sometimes we don't know how to continue on. So we give up and give in because we don't have the tools to finish. I have met many people here like this so I share my SPARK with them and they hang in there. <BR> <BR> We have 377 members in this Team and some have lost their way so I am using this Thread to Spotlight them in the hope that the active members of the Team will take the time to show them some love and give them some encouragement and maybe we can get the... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:12:12 EST January Rewards What will you do for yourself this month when you comeplete the Janaury Challenge or January Side Bet or and other goals you set for yourself in January? Share with us! <em>243</em> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:47:09 EST January Fitness Side Bet Hello Team! <BR> <BR> I know in the beginning having 2 seperate challenges will be confusing. But as I stated in the other thread some people truly aren't comfortable working together as a Team. So each month I will offer a "Part 2" to a challenge involving Fitness Minutes. <BR> <BR> The person with the most Fitness Minutes for the Month of January will win a Spark Goodie worth 50 points or more. You must return to THIS thread and document your fitness minutes. I will use this thread as th... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:35:51 EST January Challenge Hello Team! It's time to kick off the New Year! I wish you all much success in 2011! I gave you a sneak peek of 2011 and I told you the Challenges would get more Challenging and I told you I would be setting the bar high for 2011. HERE WE GO!!! <BR> <BR> The Challenges will now come in 2 parts. The monthly challenges will be in weight loss and fitness minutes. Challenges in 2011 will be designed for us to work together as a Team to complete the goals set. Part 2 of the Challenge, if you cho... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:12:51 EST Hello Everyone! Hello Everyone!! Im Charlotte, Im 28 and single. I joined this website to help me on my weightloss journey. Looking forward to chatting!! Thu, 30 Dec 2010 19:28:52 EST Your fave.... All too often we look down on ourselves and say we wish our _______ was thinner and we had a better ______. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite body part on YOU??? <BR> <BR> I would have to say I like my blue eyes or my legs that look great with heels.. Share what you like and work it!!!! Sat, 20 Nov 2010 13:51:40 EST 2010 End of the Year Rewards How will you reward yourself for your success with the End of the Year Challenge? <em>236</em> Sun, 31 Oct 2010 14:21:10 EST 2010 End of the Year Challenge Hello Team! Well, its that time of year where we are bombarded with holidays that cause us to feast for days on candy and leftovers which keep us from reaching our goals. This is the time of year where people give up and lose hope because they gain the pounds back that they lose or get discouraged because there is so much food hanging around. It is going to be rough making it to New Years without losing sight of what it is that we want for ourselves. <BR> <BR> It's time to DIG DEEP, BUCKLE D... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 14:18:34 EST hi am new hi all am final2010 and am new to the team, i look forward to loosing weight and being healthy for me cos am sexy proud and single LOL Sat, 30 Oct 2010 16:34:06 EST Dating in 2010 and the future Hey Team! What is the best way to meet someone? Have you tried on-line dating? Was it successful? Did it flop? Or are you the type of person who perfers to meet someone by chance in a bar, laundry mat, grocery store or library? Share with us your dating stories and what you have found successful and unsuccessful about it. <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>51</em> <em>408</em> <em>214</em> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 14:00:26 EST New To Spark Hey Everyone! My name is Jess and I'm new to Spark. I'm really looking forward to joining a fun, supportive group. I love being a sexy single but want to be an even sexier single soon here! Lovin' myself and lovin' life! Wed, 13 Oct 2010 00:41:54 EST Hi! Hi everyone. I have been on sp for a month and I am looking for fun motivating teams to join. Proud to be single :) Wed, 13 Oct 2010 00:17:39 EST October/ November Hyper Challenge It's challenge time again! Are you ready!? For the months of October and November lets pledge to beat the holiday crunch and lose 4 to 20 lbs! On top of the weight loss challenge lets also pledge NOT to distribute candy for the holidays. Let's battle childhood obesity by giving out healthier options. Alot of the sugar free candy taste good these days. Children could also use crayons, coloring books, toothbrushes and toothpaste, school supplies and stickers. Lets help the obesity problem by st... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:48:51 EST Hi Hi well my name is StrikefalconX and i'm here to lose some weight as well as to start learning to eat healthier. When I was little I used to eat a lot to the point that I would spend $20 on food for myself and eats most of it. my family told me that i had a high metabolism and that the weight would catch up to me and boy were they right. now don't get me wrong i was exercising but thanks to my best friend I realized that my biggest problem was that I wasn't controlling how much I eat. she tur... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 16:47:04 EST Why hello there, I'm new! Hey everyone, I'm Emily, 21 from England. I'm moving to Germany in 2 weeks to live and work there for a year as part of my degree course. Hopefully when I return to England in a year I will be a fitter, more healthier and more confident woman! My last relationship was long-term and I really didn't treat myself right so it's about time I looked after myself! I love hiking, kayaking, camping and being generally adventurous. I'm also interested in art, music and science! <BR> <BR> Hope to get t... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:30:31 EST Hey hey Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Chris and I'm new to the team. Look forward to shootin the chit with you. Sat, 14 Aug 2010 11:57:15 EST I am new to Spark. Hello I am 24 new to this site. This site came up in a yahoo search when looking for an forum. I am looking for a change healthier lifestyle been over weight all my life. My MSW Program starts in two weeks moving out so I feel like i have more control over my life. so Just saying hello everyone.... Sat, 14 Aug 2010 01:13:24 EST Good Decisions.. ..Desicions Desicions.... Ok, all too often we talk about the bad things we did. BUT WHAT GOOD THINGS HAVE YOU DONE!!! Use this thread daily to tell everyone what good desicions you made today! <em>247</em> <em>345</em> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:19:35 EST New single Guy on the Team Hey everyone! Just recently joined SparkPeople and really like the community! Looking forward to exchange stories and get to know motivational people! <BR> <BR> One of my goals besides losing weight is to run a 5k!!! Can't wait for the day :) <BR> <BR> All the best to everyone! Thu, 22 Jul 2010 08:51:01 EST Rewards? How are you going to reward yourself after the August super challenge? Wed, 21 Jul 2010 14:15:30 EST August Super Challenge I gave the Team a break for June and July. Summer was just kicking off. People went on vacation, moved, changed jobs and planned huge 4th of July celebrations where over indulging was involved. Well, guess what....BREAKS OVER!!!! TIME TO KICK IT IN GEAR!!! Are you ready for the AUGUST SUPER CHALLENGE!? <BR> <BR> This challenge will run from August the 1st until October 1st. I want to get us holiday ready. Those back to back months are coming up where we just eat, eat and eat because everyone... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 13:28:30 EST hello hi, losing what to boast my confidence. iv been a spark people member for a few yrs, but recently stared getting more involved with the site. Sun, 11 Jul 2010 19:28:46 EST 9 week challenge. (what are you capable of?) Would anyone like to join my 9 week challenge? I want to give myself a birthday present of being closer to my fitness goals. I've started the challenge today and it ends on my B-day Sept 16th. Basically, I just want to see what happens if I'm strict with my diet and my exercise. So far I've lost over 20 lbs and about 20 or so inches and I would like to keep it going. So I need to buckle down and work even harder, especially on my eating habits. So if you want to join my challenge, check ... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 16:00:17 EST Gaining Confidence I tried reaching to another team and no response, but I do wish I had more confidence in talking to guys. I sometimes feel a little awkward whenever I talk and I know my body language doesn't say confidence. I am comfortable with who I am, but does anyone out there have any tricks of the trade or suggestions/exercises to build up the C word again? Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:30:45 EST Game: This or That I will pose a this or that question. For example: <BR> <BR> This: Chicken <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That: Fish <BR> <BR> You will then tell me which one you prefer and with a short explanation and then pose a question for someone else. Ready? Let's do it!! Wed, 19 May 2010 10:40:27 EST May Madness It's challenge time!!!! <BR> <BR> May is goal's month!!! Set 3 goals and strive toward achieving them!!! They don't have to be weight loss goals. They can be things like organize your closet, clean the rain gutters, watch less television, read a book or two. It's whatever you deem important to succeed in this month!! <BR> <BR> Let's get started!!! Who is with me!? <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <em>247</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 2 May 2010 23:51:52 EST Starting again at 25 Hey everybody! I'm new (sort of ) to sparkpeople. I joined technically in January, but just recently really got involved. I love it! This is the most amazing site. I'm really excited to make these life changes. I'm 25, almost 26, and I want to be able to do all the things I dreamed I'd be doing at this age when I was a kid. You know, bungee jumping, having adventures, dating a lot, etc. Lol. So here's to a new beginning and a new adventure. Can't wait to see what happens! Fri, 9 Apr 2010 20:47:42 EST Emoticon your mood! Use this thread to post an emoticon that expresses how you feel today. Tue, 6 Apr 2010 01:24:01 EST April Challenge (Spring is in the Air!) It is time for us to prepare to combat the summer blues where we eat and vacation and lose sight of our goals and then we just slump into the holiday hang-ups and pile on the guilt because we lost control. SPRING IS IN THE AIR!!!! The clock sprung forward...SO SHALL WE!!! <BR> <BR> This months challenge requires 3 things: <BR> <BR> 1. Break a bad habit for the month. Addicted to soda? DROP THE HABIT!!! Can't live without those fun size candies...TOSS THEM OUT!!! Are you someone who stays up... Sun, 4 Apr 2010 18:57:04 EST New single here! Hi everyone, I'm Emily and I'm new to the team. I just passed my third anniversary on SP, but I'm recommitting to the journey. It's time to take back control and reach my weight goals. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know you all! Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:12:59 EST Hi! Hello Everyone! I joined SP to really help me get on track and lose the weight before my 25th birthday. I'm hoping that the weight loss will also bring me some self-confidence when it comes to the dating world. So far I'm really loving all the positive motivation I've been able to find here <em>30</em> Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:42:40 EST Hello!!! Hey everyone, I am new to SP and am looking to lose some weight to help with my self confidence, especially around men. I know I am beautiful on the inside, its the outside that I am unhappy with. I need some support and help from everyone to keep me motivated and help me to be a better me. I have always been a muscular girl and I want to tone up so that my muscles are more apparent than the extra body fat I am carrying around. I am in college and live a busy life, so I need quick and eas... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:11:27 EST