SparkPeople Introduce Yourself Messageboard New to the SparkPeople Community? Introduce yourself on this board. We are a friendly group always looking to meet new people! And do not worry, you can edit any post you make. SparkPeople Introduce Yourself Messageboard The Koyal Group Info Mag - Prototype Paper Test DNA-programmed blotting paper could soon be giving doctors a simple disease test that will reveal an infection in 30 minutes for just a few pence. <BR> <BR> Researchers have proved the technique works by developing a prototype Ebola test in just 12 hours, and using just $20 of materials. <BR> <BR> The smart diagnostics use a soup of biological ingredients including the genetic material RNA. <BR> <BR> The researchers say this can be freeze-dried and preserved on ordinary paper. <BR> <BR> T... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:35:57 EST Struggling to get motivated All - <BR> <BR> I have to slow down for 8 weeks do to a knee injury; this is almost impossible for me to do. My husband jokes and says I have to step down to his level. ha ha <BR> <BR> I feel like I have giving up because I can't exercise to lose weight. I know something is better than nothing. I am working on my diet which is okay; but the halloween candy is killing me!! <BR> <BR> I need some motivation!!! Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:26:46 EST Introduction Hi, my name is Jwalkergirl, I am a retired RN. I have type two diabetes and want to improve my health. I recently join Sparkpeople and feel good about the program. I have never believe in quick fixes. I feel confident that this educational program will work for me. I would like to hear from other that has had success and willing to share information. Thanks Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:54:18 EST Hello to low carbers! I am looking to get with some people to motivate each other and share stories, goals and recipes! Anyone out there that would like to tag along? Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:43:53 EST Greetings from Ventura Hello to all. <BR> <BR> Just thought I would pop in and say hello before I headed out and about to read the boards. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:33:26 EST cant start the new year off fat so I'm starting no hi mill68 im trying to get in the right frame of mind for a diet found this great sight need to pull off 50 lbs. by next summer cant seem to stay away from the goodies <em>524</em> <em>4</em> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:45:34 EST starting over Today is a new day. It's also my day to get back on track and take control of my eating again. I've been in this place before and lost 45lbs (and felt great) but I let stress/life get to me and I just gave up all control. I continued to exercise but over time have put on 35 of those lost pounds. Ugh. I'm tired of feeling this way and I'm sick of hating what I see when I look in the mirror. <BR> So here I am! I've been a "member" but I haven't ever really been active on this site. I'm hoping ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:08 EST Hi Hi, <BR> I've been heavy since I was in high school. I'm going to weight management class and struggle with losing weigh. I join a fitness center but don't go ad often as I like (2-3 times a week). I have no energy to do anything. I still have 120 pound to lose. <BR> <BR> Confuse1 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:19:07 EST Time to get healthy! Started working full time 3 years ago and have steady watched my weight go up due to my now sedentary lifestyle. I spend 9hrs a day sitting at a desk to go home and sit on the couch to watch tv. Many times we order pizza because it's quick and easy. This was never my life before. I was a stay home mom, I ran 3 miles a day and loved to cook. <BR> I now work in a Dr's office watching unhealthy, overweight people come in daily to complain they do not feel well. Took a long look in the mirror an... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:58:11 EST Hello I'm Alicia. I've been making my way around the site and getting familiar with the layout of the land so to speak. I thought I would take the time to introduce myself to everyone. I look forward to sharing this journey with you all. Have a great day! <em>381</em> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:57:09 EST So ready for this! Hey everybody! This is a mother/daughter team....I'm 29, my mother is 73 and we're both from Topeka, KS! I'm 156 pounds now after loosing 2 and my mother well she's stuck at 177. She's type two diabetic and I'm pre - diabetic (insulin resistant). <BR> <BR> My main goal is to get down about 120 but hey if I get down to 130 I'll be just as happy, I don't expect to look like my high school days or anything. My mother wants to get down to about 150 for now which is fine considering her age an... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:11:50 EST Getting motivated A neighbor encouraged me to join her in a "eat real food for 10 days" challenge. We decided to keep each other accountable for getting back into running and ex cerise through the winter. Looking for motivation. Need to lose a few pounds and get off easy fast and processed foods and back to natural ingredients. Feeling too busy to exercise, but sooooo need some! Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:47:03 EST G'day Hi, <BR> I rejoined SP a bit over a week ago after a crazy 18 months or so filled with a mixture of health problems, death in the family, and a lot of other related stuff. I had lost 17kgs with SP early last year but regained 8kgs ... working on losing that again and a lot more as well (the kind of losing that doesn't require finding again though!). Glad to be here and taking part in several teams. Australian member here <em>244</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:36:36 EST Hopefully my last binge ever! Hello all. I am rejoining Sparkpeople after being gone a very long time. I have been slightly overweight for most of my life, but after having a baby 8!yrs ago and weathering the illnesses and passing of my parents, I am officially obese. I have a joyful life, but am miserable due to my weight and my constant diet failures. I binge regularly. I have resolved to give losing weight another chance. I binged tonight, but it will be my last. I'm ready to take back my life by getting skim an... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:09:05 EST hello hi, <BR> nice to meet you. I am going to be 24 in five weeks. I want to be healthier than I ever been. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:07:13 EST I'm a newby and need motivation Hi everyone my name is Lauren and in the US Air Force. Currently deployed overseas and will be returning to the states in a few months. While here I've been losing weight off and on. I thought I'd reach out here to find people with the same goals as me so we can motivate each other. Currently my motivation is gone, going through a rough patch right now and could just use some friends. Hope everyone is doing well today! Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:06:42 EST The New Kid Hello, folks! A new kid is here. <BR> <BR> I'm Amber -- Natural born Texan, musician, sports chick & just plain rowdy. Joined SparkPeople to gain some friends to keep me motivated on my journey to becoming more awesome. <BR> <BR> Check out my page for my full story. I look forward to making this place home. :) Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:49:59 EST Back to work. Back to the Spark community. After total knee replacement in 2012 w/a few problems I am finally ready to get back in shape. I find the most difficult thing for me is logging my food. It know its very important for me and I am also coming completely off sugar. I do miss sugar in my coffee, I will admit. <BR> I love to cook, so adding fun and different foods to our diet to keep it interesting isn't really an obstacle for me. <BR> I've been sidelined w/my exercise due to a recent asthma d... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:46:59 EST The Beginning of the New Me! Hi! Today is the start of the new me! Hopefully I will be able to stick with it since I'm doing it on my own. And this time, I'm doing it at my own pace. Things are looking up from here! I can't wait! Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:45:09 EST Back on the wagon I've been up and down for the last few years. <BR> <BR> Dealing with fertility issues and being (almost constantly) on injections to get pregnant and stay pregnant have put my body and mind on pause. This spring I tried one more time to have babies and when I miscarried twins I decided its time for me. My turn to be the best I can be. I've beaten up my body, mentally and physically, for way too many years. <BR> <BR> It's time to focus! <BR> <BR> Anyone looking for support? I always feel... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:30:43 EST Hi Everybody! Hello! I opened this page and one thing I noticed was the large number of comments like "back on track", "here we go again", etc. No offense but...believe it or not, this was very encouraging to see! I'm truly not alone! Like all of you, I'm back to try again...and this time I will lose the wait AND keep it off! Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:46:58 EST First Time here! This is my first time to introduce myself. I am a retired District Attorney. My husband is also a retired attorney. <BR> <BR> I am the mom of three sets of twins, and one set of triplets.. All of my children have all left the nest. <BR> <BR> Three of my children are currently in college. I am the Grandmother to 10 beautiful grandchildren. One of my daughter's has a set of identical twins. All of my twins are fraternal. Meaning they do not look alike! <BR> <BR> Before you ask if i knew a... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:08:58 EST New Hi everyone, I've trid everything and now I am here. I am praying that I can stick to this. The last thing I did was Medifast and I did get on it. I did it for 3 months and lost 26 pounds but then ran out of money and could not afford to but their food anymore. I gained it all back plus some. I am hoping this will teach me how to cook so that I wont have to change my eating habits once I reach my goals Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:23:12 EST Can I finally stick with something... Hey everyone , my names nichole and im a27 year old mother of 2. My don is 11 and had adhd and odd and my daughter is 3 and full of energy . My weight has always been a problem for me . Im now almost 300lbs and miserable. Iv tryed wright watchers several times and i always find myself giving up . I came across this site on a facebook page and thought mabey i could give this a try . Here's to never giving up . Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:47:04 EST Can I finally stick with something... Hey everyone , my names nichole and im a27 year old mother of 2. My don is 11 and had adhd and odd and my daughter is 3 and full of energy . My weight has always been a problem for me . Im now almost 300lbs and miserable. Iv tryed wright watchers several times and i always find myself giving up . I came across this site on a facebook page and thought mabey i could give this a try . Here's to never giving up . Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:46:41 EST Can I finally stick with something... Hey everyone , my names nichole and im a27 year old mother of 2. My don is 11 and had adhd and odd and my daughter is 3 and full of energy . My weight has always been a problem for me . Im now almost 300lbs and miserable. Iv tryed wright watchers several times and i always find myself giving up . I came across this site on a facebook page and thought mabey i could give this a try . Here's to never giving up . Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:46:08 EST Can I finally stick with something... Hey everyone , my names nichole and im a27 year old mother of 2. My don is 11 and had adhd and odd and my daughter is 3 and full of energy . My weight has always been a problem for me . Im now almost 300lbs and miserable. Iv tryed wright watchers several times and i always find myself giving up . I came across this site on a facebook page and thought mabey i could give this a try . Here's to never giving up . Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:45:54 EST Can I finally stick with something... Hey everyone , my names nichole and im a27 year old mother of 2. My don is 11 and had adhd and odd and my daughter is 3 and full of energy . My weight has always been a problem for me . Im now almost 300lbs and miserable. Iv tryed wright watchers several times and i always find myself giving up . I came across this site on a facebook page and thought mabey i could give this a try . Here's to never giving up . Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:45:40 EST Can I finally stick with something... Hey everyone , my names nichole and im a27 year old mother of 2. My don is 11 and had adhd and odd and my daughter is 3 and full of energy . My weight has always been a problem for me . Im now almost 300lbs and miserable. Iv tryed wright watchers several times and i always find myself giving up . I came across this site on a facebook page and thought mabey i could give this a try . Here's to never giving up . Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:44:59 EST Can I finally stick with something... Hey everyone , my names nichole and im a27 year old mother of 2. My don is 11 and had adhd and odd and my daughter is 3 and full of energy . My weight has always been a problem for me . Im now almost 300lbs and miserable. Iv tryed wright watchers several times and i always find myself giving up . I came across this site on a facebook page and thought mabey i could give this a try . Here's to never giving up . Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:44:45 EST Hello! Hi, I'm "Glyzabeth" and I'm looking to lose ten pounds as well as become stronger and more in shape. Is anyone else in a similar position? Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:10:11 EST Hi...I'm Risa Hi Team! My name is Risa.... I have been on & off on SparkPeople for a few years... I think 7 or so...? Anyways... In February 2014, I had a stroke. I hardly remember anything between February and May/June but I have been recovering.... the stroke really hasn't affected me much except for my short-term memory, and I have some balance issues...I started back on Sparkpeople this summer trying to get my weight back down...which is working...I'm almost back down to where I was. before my stroke. ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:04:01 EST I'm new Hi! I'm a new user to SparkPeople, and I'm looking for friends. I am a full time working mom of a very active 7 year old boy. I volunteer at school, have a full time job at the office and part time job at home. I am also very active in my local adoption community. I love reading and spending time with friends and family. I am getting back into exercise after my surgery almost 2 years ago. I want to so this but need motivation otherwise I won't push myself. I'm excited to be on this jo... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:53:38 EST trying to save my life I am new here. I 358 lbs and 5'2" tall. I am the biggest I have ever been and I am afraid if I don't do something soon I won't have s life much longer. It is already hard for me to get up and do the things I used to. My biggest fear is getting so big that I can't get out of my bed. I have bipolar disorder and that makes it difficult to stay with any program long term. just when I get going good everything changes and so does my eating. Hoping that this will help me stay on tasks no matte... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:01:51 EST I'm still me The years keeping slipping by. Every year I tell myself this will be the year I "get back" to being me. <BR> I will delve deep and tap into that part of me that was so strong and so full of hope back in the summer of 69. . . <BR> For all of us who have been gotten away from being our best....I dedicate myself. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:39:44 EST Rollercoaster no more (I hope) *waves* <BR> Hi there. <BR> I've never posted in any weight loss forum (and I've been members of a few) but doing this feels like a real commitment to do this properly once and for all. <BR> I'm 25, live in London, England and I'm currently a size 14. I can't bear to weigh myself but the last time I was this size, I was around 170lbs. <BR> <BR> I suffer from bouts of anxiety and this really affects my attempts at losing weight and getting fit; I know what I should be doing and I can stick to... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:59:33 EST Second Chance Hi. Sherry here. Turning 50 encourages one to take stock of one's health. Some of those things that the youthful take for granted (like "good" knees) are starting to protest. I expect that the extra 50 pounds that I'm packin' around does nothing to make my knees any happier. I tend to be a compulsive know, I have good intentions of having only one Halloween chocolate bar and before you know it, I've eaten 10! Of course, then one feels like a doofus for doing so. I know what to do, ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:36:00 EST New member and new to message boards Hi everyone! I have never posted to message boards before but since I am living life differently now, I figure what the heck. I have recently quit smoking and lost 11 lbs at the same time. I am feeling encouraged and loving the changes I have made. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:36:08 EST Just saying hello Hello everyone I'm new to the site. Feel free to friend me if you like. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:13:09 EST Doing it again!! Looking for a low carb eating plan to start. Can anyone help/ <BR> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:41:46 EST Losing weight with Hypothyroidism I am new to SparkPeople and have been tracking my food intake, fitness and weight loss going into the second week now. I have lost 3 lbs. towards my goal of 25. Any help you can give me with regard to losing weight with hypothyroidism would be most helpful. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:05:25 EST Lunch break New to spark ... My name is Ayla. I am sitting here on my lunch break absolutely hating my job and everyone I work with, particularly those smug and self congratulating men in my department. But I am eating a salad. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:08:42 EST back in the game! hello (: my name is victoria. i am 23, an avid soccer player and an aspiring trauma nurse. i have trouble keeping my motivation up, and need the support of fellow sparkers. if you need a buddy please message me and we can help each other out (: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:46:30 EST Feeling Sad/Starting Over SparkPeople was recommended to me by my fitness trainer and personal friend. I have 'fallen off the wagon' and am in need of some help. I have been doing a series of eating better/working out challenges with my friend for a year now and did the Fast Metabolism Diet about a year ago and lost 23 lbs. Now I find myself with the weight creeping back on and my workouts are just so so. I am a self employed woman who just turned 46 and I am in a rut. I work non stop and sometimes grab something... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:15:33 EST Starting Over I've been bad for a few weeks now, and am ready to start over. I had lost 28 lbs, and now have gained back 10. I'm one of those binge eaters. I can't just take one bite, I have to eat it all. I think I need to be really strict on my diet to start with, and then maybe learn how to be more moderate. I'm just now recovering from a badly sprained ankle, so am limited in physical exercise, but want to resume as soon as I can. Walking and stair climbing are my most successful forms of exercise... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:17:24 EST This is my first post, Day 2 of Sparkpeople! Well, I'm turning 60 very soon and I'm desperate to make some changes to my life. I had a good day yesterday because I was excited to get started. How do you all feel after doing this for a longer period of time? Is this site working for you? I find I'm already needing to make changes to my food plan. Is this a bad thing?? Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:57:17 EST Chefwannabee here! Hi folks. The tools I found on this site are really making Sparks fly in my efforts to regain my health and activity level. Nice to see you all! Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:23:16 EST Here we go again Hello, <BR> I am back for the third time. <BR> <BR> I tried to renew my old account, AnnieC, but for some reason can't find it, so I've changed my Username. <BR> <BR> I'm 62, 5'3", and should weigh 130. Menopause, my sweet tooth, and lack of self control have pushed me up to 162, which is WAY too much weight for my small frame. In addition, I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivities so I cannot attend a gym. I must do this on my own. <BR> <BR> This time, my weight is causing me joint problems... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:12:16 EST Starting I just started the sparkcoach program. I am not sure how I got here but I am glad to continue. <em>213</em> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:25:18 EST my name is Pam This is my first time for contacting the Spark community and am excited about trying the tracker. <BR> Hi. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:23:21 EST want to start but..problem Firstly, I am technology deficient. sigh. <BR> I bought a SPARK Activity Tracker and want to start the program and can't find the usb wireless syncpoint. <BR> can i use any usb wireless syncpoint to get started? <BR> <BR> Pam Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:16:36 EST im back...i hope for hello... i was here in december and ,....well.. got tired of tracking... been working out and bought a fitbitflex.. .. i really am enjoying the challenge Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:49:57 EST Hello I'm just getting started here. I've done a number of programs and had success with all then bam! Menopause hit. I've gained weight and really hate the way I look with the extra weight gain happening right around my middle. I know that's a dangerous place for weight to accumulate but it's the look of it that makes me so uncomfortable. I hope with the help of spark and all of you I can become part of the community and get rid of the spare tire! Thanks in advance for your support. <BR> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:34:03 EST new to site hi everyone. <BR> <BR> i am new to this site. just wanted some kind of help to lose weight. very depressed about the weight gain. can't fit into my clothes. have no confidence. please help. thanks Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:11:19 EST about me Hi, my name is Jessica and I have just joined. I have a crazy busy schedule so not eatting enough is a big problem for my goal of weight loss. I have really stepped up my exercise on some days so I hope tracking my food intake helps me progress faster. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:36:27 EST 2nd Day! I'm excited to get into the program. I'm so glad a friend Bonnie told me about this site. I'd lost a bit of weight a year ago, and then after an injury that kept me from exercising I gained back all but 8 lbs. I miss feeling the way I felt and wearing smaller clothes. This program is just what I need! I want my lap back! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:09:41 EST I want to live!!!!! HI ! <BR> I am trying to lose weight once again. 7 years ago I weighed over 400lbs. Then just 5 short years ago I had gotten down to 225lbs. I got married to my wonderful husband. Tired to have a baby, only to find out I cant because of a doctor mess up. in the past 5 years I have had 4 miscarriages. My body is in no way on a balance of any kind. i have now gotten back over the 300lbs mark. I am so mad at my self. I tried to get my husband to lose weigh with me as well but he does not wa... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:24:24 EST Girl interrupted Surgery, divorce, living alone- All adds up to lack of exercise, eating in front of the TV or worse- over the sink. Need to find a way to change. Looking for support. I'm old too so that doesn't help! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:17:34 EST Starting Over for the Last Time Hi. My name is Chantal. I'm not really new to SparkPeople but I just signed up today for, like, the 82nd time (not sure how many times I have actually done this but 82 is just my go-to random number). I've done this so many times because my OCD freaks put if/when I have a bad day and feel like the only thing I can do to ease my anxiety is by "staring over." <BR> <BR> I'm originally from Ventura and moved to LA in college. However, I'm currently missing LA while stuck in the sticks. <BR> <BR... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:32:36 EST Intro Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is John. I live in Tucson, AZ. Finding myself at a point where I need to do some life changing. My employer started this spark program and I find myself actually wanting to user the tracker and trying to do bettering how I eat and how I excesses. Currently weigh about 270 but would like to be around 210 to 220. <BR> <BR> Hoping this will work, <BR> John Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:37:47 EST Hopefully this is the last time I see that number! Hi everyone. I am new here, but not new to weight loss plans...unfortunately. I am married and have two small kids (ages 2 & 3), who I love more than anything, I work full time, and sit at a desk all day. And I don't have a lot of "me" time. Which I know I need to make but have a hard time doing it. I have always been a little overweight, then a lot overweight, and as of now....out of control overweight. I suffer from anxiety, which started about a year ago. I had a major meltdown in May 2... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:32:51 EST Mental illness and weight loss and fitness. Bipolar depression holds me back, but I don't want to use it as an excuse. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:59:47 EST Start again :) I gave up to easy and am ready to get back started on my healthy lifestyle! I used SparkPeople before but didn't stick with it. I am starting again! <BR> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:46:56 EST Hi....newbie Hello everyone. Newbie here and just wanted to say hi. <em>213</em> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:29:56 EST New here and looking for support! Hi all! I'm a 47 y/old mother of 2 energetic girls. I work full-time and am looking to get my nutrition and fitness goals back on track. Are there any other women out there late 40's - 50's who are having trouble losing weight? I'm starting to think it's my age :( Any tips or advice? Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:30:45 EST Hello! I been on this terrible rollercoaster ride and gaining weight. I need to lose 20 lbs. About three years ago I would have no problem working out for 30+ minutes. Now I can barely get out of bed to go to work. So I been here for 4 days and woke up and did a little biking and a few lunges and legs lifts! May not be much but to me its a great step forward! Add me as a sparks friends if you like. Cannot wait to meet everyone :) Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:23:24 EST Excited to join this community Just joined yesterday, working my way around. I'm a mom of 2, run my own business, and with my kids being 3 and 6, I'm already getting back into shape! I wish everyone well on their journey in health! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:06:17 EST Starting Over Hello! Happy Monday! <BR> Well here I am - a newbie - starting this journey AGAIN. I have never used SparkPeople before, and I am kind of lost here while I find my way around. <BR> Years ago I was very successful with Weight Watchers; after children I was a member of an online support group called BuddySlim - I met a great many people there who I am still friends with. The site changed, and eventually closed down. Since then, I went thru a divorce and gained much weight. I miss the blogg... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:51:04 EST New to this site! Hi, My name is Lisa and I am a 51 year young wife and Mother of 2 beautiful boys 15 and 11. I am a former professional dancer and grew up pretty strict about my eating habits and weight. I am 5' 6" and was never over 135 lbs. Jump ahead post childbirth as well as quitting the disgusting habit of smoking! When I reached a weight of 198 lbs., I knew it was time to do something about it before I broke the 200 lb. mark. I am determined to lose 45 lbs. I am glad to have found this site, and ... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:46:25 EST Hi And Hello <em>213</em> I am trying this for the first time and am vey excited!!!!!!!!! I hope you all have a great and blessed day !!!!! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:17:47 EST Health and Wellness I'm new to the sparks community although I did use the trackers off and on while I was pregnant at the related site. I recently made a decision to really get fit and not just thin. I've been wanting to lose the extra baby weight I had packed on and had gone from 150 to about 140 but would fluctuate up and down. I recently broke the 140 and haven't been back up to 150 in quite some time. My goal now though is slightly different. I want to not just be thinner, but I want to look great as well. ... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:49 EST Day 39 --- Hello from beautiful Denver , Colorado! <BR> It is day 39 for me -- I stopped weighing myself after day 11 after getting discouraged about the fluctuation. I feel great , I THINK I am loosing inches but not sure ...I am resisting the urge to weigh in as I do not want to be disappointed. Keeping fingers crossed until 12/18 !! <BR> WE CAN DO IT .. WE CAN DO IT !!!!!!!!!!!! <em>9</em> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:58:23 EST I'm a "rejoin" Hi - my name is Kathy - I'm 58 y/o and am "rejoining" SparkPeople (previous 2009) - don't want to be Gray-Fat and 60 - trying to get this weight off by 1/19/16 (60th b'day) - Here goes!!! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:48:45 EST newbie Hi everyone, Just joined this site 2days ago. So far it s going well.. Love how easy the tracking is. I m doing the diabetic menu which is good. Not too sure what tvp is but doesn t sounds too fresh:) I m still trying to find things on the site but will probably become easier as I read. I ve tried many diets and hope this will be the last. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:25:28 EST Hi Everyone Hi all <BR> I joined this website earlier today and thought i would come by and say hello to my fellow Sparkpeople. <BR> I am 51 and from the UK and i am aiming to lose 7lbs by Christmas. <BR> All my guff about me is on my home page zzzzzzzz lol <BR> Feel free to add me if you wish :o) Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:29:17 EST Treating Myself Better Starting Today! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm starting fresh today for a healthier me in the future. I have contemplated weight loss surgery or the stomach band but I want to try AGAIN to do this on my own and I think Spark People can help me. I want to be much healthier when my son and daughter-in-law come home to visit from Japan in June of 2016. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:24:16 EST hormone replacement This one if for women. Has anyone noticed weight gain after starting on replacement testosterone? It's supposed to help you lose but I haven't had that affect. Any thoughts? Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:48:49 EST introduce yourself Hello! I'm Lisa and I am restarting again, trying to lose 40 extra pounds that I don't need! My goal is to lose a pound a week for 40 weeks! Sounds very doable. I am turning 46 in November so it's time to get serious about my health. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:45:53 EST Howdy Good day, all. Just starting out with this program in the last month on doc's advice. Having to change one's lifestyle is proving to be a daunting task; hope to take advantage of others' experiences and eventually contribute a bit, too. Cheers! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:35:01 EST Hello! I'm New Hi guys! I'm new hear. Still checking on how things work here. I'm excited to meet you all. <em>9</em> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:33:56 EST Trying to lose weight so I can join Navy Hi everyone! I'm new to this site. Need to lose 20-25lbs. Anyone else out there with similar situation? Add me! I could use a workout buddy too, if there's anyone who resides in Arlington, TX. <BR> Thanks and I look forward to meeting new friends on this site who will help encourage me to reach my goal. :-) <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:11:20 EST Trying to lose weight so I can join Navy Hi everyone! I'm new to this site. Need to lose 20-25lbs. Anyone else out there with similar situation? Add me! I could use a workout buddy too, if there's anyone who resides in Arlington, TX. <BR> Thanks and I look forward to meeting new friends on this site who will help encourage me to reach my goal. :-) <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:10:55 EST Hi I am Jess wishing I can stay healthy and lose w I am jesse and I have struggled with weight all my life but at this age I have realized I need to be healthy for my kids and live to see them happy . I feel quiet upset coz of my weight but I know I`ll definitely lose it this time and keep it off Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:03:11 EST Trying to lose weight so I can join Navy Hi everyone! I'm new to this site. Need to lose 20-25lbs. Anyone else out there with similar situation? Add me! I could use a workout buddy too, if there's anyone who resides in Arlington, TX. <BR> Thanks and I look forward to meeting new friends on this site who will help encourage me to reach my goal. :-) <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:01:21 EST Trying to lose weight so I can join Navy Hi everyone! I'm new to this site. Need to lose 20-25lbs. Anyone else out there with similar situation? Add me! I could use a workout buddy too, if there's anyone who resides in Arlington, TX. <BR> Thanks and I look forward to meeting new friends on this site who will help encourage me to reach my goal. :-) <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:01:09 EST Trying to lose weight so I can join Navy Hi everyone! I'm new to this site. Need to lose 20-25lbs. Anyone else out there with similar situation? Add me! I could use a workout buddy too, if there's anyone who resides in Arlington, TX. <BR> Thanks and I look forward to meeting new friends on this site who will help encourage me to reach my goal. :-) <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:00:30 EST just joined hello, just joined after a bad experience on another food tracking site. this site looks more encouraging and positive. i am looking forward to this experience. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:25:21 EST new to tracking I am new to tracking what I eat and how much I am exercising. I really hate logging but I have to in order to lose weight successfully. Doctors and nutritionists are simply not helpful. My complicated diet is simplified with spark people <em>521</em> . thank you. <em>304</em> <em>525</em> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:50:55 EST Hi Everyone Hi Everyone, I am excited about starting this new phase of my life by getting serious about losing weight. I am really happy to meet all of you and not really sure what to say, I live in Iowa, married, and have three children that are all grown and gone. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 18:30:55 EST Trying to feel better about myself. I've hated the way I look for a long time but I never really had the motivation to do anything about it. I'm hoping this website will help me stay motivated and learn to love myself! Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:30:51 EST Need motivation and tips to lose I've been on many diets. Once I lose the weight I start eating again and you guessed it put the weight back on, Need tips to keep it off. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:25:26 EST This school bus driver needs motivation <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> I am not really new to SP, but this is my second time around. I fell off the wagon, so to speak when I went through a terrible divorce and custody battle. Things are great, now, and I am ready to start over! I just need some motivation.... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:10:28 EST new to all of this..hello everyone Hi everyone! I am a 52 year old from Ohio. I have two daughters and a husband. I am an RN and work about 4 days a week, it varies. I don't have a lot of energy or time and needless to say I have put on about 10-15 pounds in the past 5 years or so. I am hoping this will help me lose maybe 10 pounds of it! Don't know why I can't seem to do that! Menopause is not helping lol ! Anyway I am looking forward to making some new friends and eating healthier! Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:00:46 EST Hello from Scotland Hello, Just thought I'd introduce myself over the past 18 months I have lost 145 pounds on another site and have just come across here to continue my progress. Over the past 18 months I have become an avid runner so I run a lot. I am the full time carer for my sick and disabled wife and live with my dogs (one who runs with me). Not sure what else to say. Oh I am a Vegan but I don't believe my diet is any healthier than anyone else's (I was a fat Vegan 18 months ago) so if you do interact with... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:13:50 EST Excited to get started! Hi everyone! I came across the Sparkpeople website while looking for exercises and was so excited by what I found here. I have been a long time WW customer because I am an extremely fussy eater and that program gave me the flexibility to eat what I like and still lose weight. What I absolutely love about this site is the breakdown of calories, fat, carbs, protein and anything else that you want to track. I never realized how little I knew about what I was eating all because I was just co... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:19:56 EST I feel like its my last chance. My body is exhausted from the war I have been having with myself trying to lose weight. I don't understand my body any more and can't lose weight like I did fifteen years ago. I feel sluggish and my motivation is slipping away. <BR> Here is my info <BR> I am 39. I live in a country where food choice is limited for me..i hate seafood and vegetables I don't recognize. I can't get low fat or low calorie anything unless i order online...and that rules out a lot of choices I have done in the p... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:06:49 EST Struggling to stay healthy Hi everyone. I'm now 183 lbs. my ideal weight would be 150lbs or anywhere closer by this Chrismas, I'm looking for a buddy that can keep me motivated. I'm have no motivation to diets as I haven't got the will power, but I'm doing cardio and resistance training for 1 hour 6 days a week. I live in Suffolk, UK. Thanks. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:26:40 EST No more couch potato I will no longer let my weight decide what I can and can't do. I have done that for over 40 years of my life. I want to live my life; so I made some major decisions. I just quit the job that I hate; I am back to college, and I am going to lose this weight. Losing weight and becoming healthy is my #1 goal, and I am going to stay focused. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:28:35 EST Another newbie! My name is Amanda, and I just joined Sparkpeople today. I have been reading some blogs here and am so inspired! I recently made the commitment to change my life and lose approximately 130 pounds. My kids are 3 and 1, and I want to model healthier eating/living for them. Plus I want to be around for them for for awhile :) <BR> <BR> I joined Weight Watchers on my 34th birthday (October 17th) and thus far have lost 3.2 pounds. I'm being more active than I have in years and really enjoying it. I... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:21:39 EST Keeping my fingers crossed . . . Hi there! I got on the scale yesterday and was disgusted with myself. Later on, I found something to pin on Pinterest and decided to follow that link--right to SparkPeople. I've been checking things out here and there, did join yesterday, and really like what I see. <BR> <BR> I know from past diets, that writing down what you eat and how much you exercise really matters. I've been on WW more times than I care to count. I did do NutriSystem in 1990, and in 1991, was in one of their nat... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:10:20 EST Tootsn 74 Hi everyone. I,m back after being away for a few years at that time I didn,t know how to write in my food lists . My friend Norma with all her patience with me finally got me up & running . I have 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, , I like reading & folkart painting . Want to lose this weight now I do walking & aquifit swimming . It will take some time to lose this weight but I,m going to give it my best . Blessings toots 74 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:45:22 EST spark tracker I just got my tracker yesterday, what is the battery life? Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:41:41 EST Newstartjanane I'm going to try this. I hate how I look And feel. I started this morning. Hope I can do it. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:45:17 EST Just turned 49 and time to get serious Hi There, <BR> <BR> My name is Bev and for the last nine years I have been toying with getting into shape and thinking of ways to better my life. Time to stop thinking and start doing! Since my birthday just two weeks ago I have come up with a plan to change my life called 500 days to fabulous! Changing my eating, exercising and career plans. I have done pretty well, but feel by becoming part of the spark community could really help keep me on track. I enrolled in college "first time ever... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:27:35 EST Getting motivated So this is my first post and want to just put it out their and make myself accountable for the exercise I have been remiss in doing regularly for the past few years. So I've gained back all the weight I lost the first time around. Now I need to loose 35 lbs all over again (to start with). <BR> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:34:34 EST another newbie here Hi, I am new here. Needing to lose around 90#'s. I have multiple muscle disorders and diseases which make exercising a chore and a half, I also am living on disability so money is very very tight, also have to cook for 6 kids and a husband, two of which have several food allergies not limited to legumes of all types, seafood, shellfish and rice. Cooking is not an easy thing to figure out as food is not cheap and the good for you cheap foods most of which we cant cook or have in the house such... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:33:18 EST Hi I'm new to Sparkpeople After two failed tries with Weight I decided to try SparkPeople. I tend to Binge with Sweets and am an Emotional Eater. We just lost my Mother-In-Law in August and in the two years we were visiting at the Nursing Home & making Healthcare decisions for her (she had dementia), my weight ballooned and I have developed High Blood Pressure. I want to learn to control these behaviors, get my blood pressure back down, and take off the weight this time. <BR> Any Help I can get from th... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:58:46 EST afternoons are hard Afternoons I want to eat. I eat a snack but I can't seem to get over the carvings for chips. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:40:43 EST afternoons are hard Afternoons I want to eat. I eat a snack but I can't seem to get over the carvings for chips. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:38:53 EST afternoons are hard Afternoons I want to eat. I eat a snack but I can't seem to get over the carvings for chips. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:38:29 EST afternoons are hard Afternoons I want to eat. I eat a snack but I can't seem to get over the carvings for chips. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:37:44 EST afternoons are hard Afternoons I want to eat. I eat a snack but I can't seem to get over the carvings for chips. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:37:25 EST Hi! I'm A Overeater And New To Spark! Hi Everyone! Food became my best friend and my comfort when the stresses of life beat me down. Time to get back up, lose all this weight, and get back to my life! Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:17 EST Struggling to lose weight Hi everyone, <BR> I joined SparkPeople a couple of years ago and was doing pretty good at losing weight and then I'm not sure what happened but I got side tracked and gained most of the weight back. Now I'm determined to lose the weight and keep it off! I got back on SparkPeople a couple of days ago and am inspired by how well others are doing and want to join them on the weight loss journey! Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:41:47 EST Hi Everyone! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Lo, I just joined SP and i'm on my journey to lose 25lbs! Please visit my page and add me as a friend so we can motivate each other! Thanks! Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:18:49 EST New to SparkPeople from Weight Watchers Hi! I'm June. I'm a 58 year old widow, my husband passed away of kidney cancer in Oct. 2002. I went back to school and graduated in 2007 with a teaching degree. I'm a 2nd grade teacher. I've been on Weight Watchers on and off since I was 18. WAY TOO LONG! I did a Whole 30, 2 months ago, and this showed me WW is not working for my body the way food should. SO, I'm here trying to do it without WW----which is scary to me. I think I've used WW as a crutch for a long time. I need a weight loss bud... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:11:24 EST New to Spark but not the fight Good morning everyone :) I'm a total newbie at this Spark thing and I'm kind of fumbling my way around trying to learn the site and the app in the little time I have during the day to do it. I initially signed up in July but never did anything with it so I'm really just starting out this week. <BR> <BR> A little about me: I'm a 40 year old mom of a 4 year old boy who has only two speeds: off and on. I started my lifestyle change a few months ago. I learned last year (almost to the day... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:28:59 EST hey :) hey everybody :) <BR> my name's Krystyna. i'm a 25y/o SAHM, and i live in Shreveport, La. i have one child, and he's 15 months old. i recently found out i have arthritis in my knees, which is one of the reasons i quit working. my main goal is to lose some weight so that i can walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded. i would LOVE to get at least down to the weight i was after i delivered (177). i at least want to get rid of my baby fat and shrink my thighs. my ultimate goal would be ... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:06:40 EST NewBeeeee HI, I am new here :) and hope this will help to loose my weight Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:02:00 EST Future Iron(wo)man Hey, <BR> My name is Julia. I am working on completing my first Ironman. I attempted my first half and I failed. I am going to work on the nutrition, motivation, and physical aspects and hope to complete this goal next season. <BR> <BR> I also hope to model a healthy lifestyle so my daughter can learn to live well and practice healthy habits early when it is easier to create habits. <BR> <BR> Any advice, support or just friendship would be appreciated. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:22:24 EST Motivated to fight depression and lose weight I am 35, recovering from depression after battling infertility issues and losing my husband 3 days after a miscarriage. I have always been passionate about wellness and health in general. I love to exercise and eat healthy. I gained 10 lbs in the past year with all the hormones that I took for my fertility treatments. I'd like to get back to a healthier weight. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:16:18 EST Time to get tough! Hello out there! My name's Stacy and I just joined SparkPeople today in an effort to get back into shape, build up my muscle tone, feel better about myself, lose a few pounds and, hopefully, make a few friends along the way. I'm 38 years old and have a few health problems... I've had a few surgeries in the past 5 years for various things (I had a complete bowel reconstruction done) plus I just beat cancer this summer... but I'm pretty healthy now and have been cleared by my doctors to exercis... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:16:13 EST New but not new... Hi Everyone! <BR> My name is Faith. I have been on sparkpeople for a while but have not particpated in much of anything. I need to get healthy. I am being tested or MS, was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia two weeks ago and my A1C is 6.5.!!!! I do NOT want type II and I can reverse this! <BR> <BR> I am a slacker by nature when it comes to exercise. I am not lazy in most things but yes physical activity I most certainly am and I need to figure out how to change it. Being a pessimist since I could ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:11:28 EST Newbie and Searching for other Newbie's <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> TOGETHER Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:54:01 EST help! I'm so confused! How do I add friends on here?! Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:10:12 EST Back again! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name's Rebecca, and I'm back to being active with Sparkpeople. I had great success a few years ago where I dropped forty pounds, and I've managed to keep most of it off. However, the scale is creeping back up, my double-chin is making a reappearance, and I'm generally unhappy with how obsessed I've become with eating. <BR> <BR> I have problems knowing when I'm full, and I crave anything sweet. I hate water. I eat whatever my boyfriend (who looks like a stick figure... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:50:23 EST Struggles Wow! I find it harder and harder everyday to maintain my weight. I love to lift weights and it seems every time I really get into it I gain 10 to 15 pounds. I know it's what I am eating as far a my portions. My brain assumes I need to eat more to make up for the strenuous workout. The battle continues again today. I now have eaten beyond my calorie intake for the day and it's only early evening. Workout still to come and dinner. Hmmm? Strength! <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading this. I really ne... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:35:50 EST New and looking for support Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Darla. I am new to Spark People. Well, kind of new. I have started and restarted a few different times under different emails and usernames. I am a start, this is going to be the day it all comes together person only to find I fail and want to wipe the slate clean, so I reset everything or create a new user ID, etc. and begin the process again only to find I am discouraged once again at the end of the day. This is the first time I have ever reached out throug... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:38:02 EST weight loss <em>381</em> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:43:47 EST Committed to ME and looking for support =) Hi! I'm Bobbi and today is day 1 <em>249</em> ... hopefully for the last time! Determined to lose 35-ish pounds by grabbing hold of my diet/exercise. <BR> <BR> I'm mid 40's, mom of 2 and married to an amazing guy for 19 years now. But, I'm tired of not putting myself first. Usually I put myself dead last actually and that needs to change. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Would love to meet new people and get/give support along the way. <em>30</em> <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:48:10 EST Calling all MOMS :) I've started a team for moms! <BR> Stay at home, working, single, married, dating, widowed, divorced, biological and non-biological moms of any age! <BR> As long as you're a mom then this team is for you! <BR> <BR> We'll have weekly challenges beginning Monday November 3rd. Our monthly challenge will begin November 1st-- simply pick your fitness minutes goal and update it regularly in our November challenge thread. <BR> <BR> Team goodies will be given to our Top 3 "Monthly Achievers" in fi... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:34:35 EST Hi everybody! What do I do with my SparkPage? I am joining sparkpeople after another website that I joined. I realized I needed to start over, so here I am! <BR> <BR> I have no idea what to do with my SparkPage. I'm completely out of ideas! Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:26:44 EST Hey :) Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Brittany. I'm 25 years old. Married to a wonderful man and I just had my beautiful daughter, Ava. She is 4 weeks old tomorrow. About 2 years ago I lost 60 pounds with WW. Someone recently told me about this site, saying it was similar to WW. After having Ava, since I was so sick, I'm actually smaller now than I ever have been. I'm 197. I want to get healthy for my daughter, so that I can teach her about living a healthy lifestyle as she gets older. My hubb... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:14:12 EST Looking forward to a successful journey I just finished my first week with my new fitbit one. Came across Spark People this morning and like what I see. Also doing Weight Watchers. Here's hoping I can find the self-discipline I need. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:02:58 EST Hello everyone!!! :D Hi everyone!! My name is Farah, i am 20 yrs old, studying degree in economics. and i am very very excited to start changing my life to become a healthier person. <BR> <BR> So the real reason i'm doing this is because i just broke up with my boyfriend. I'm heartbroken and miserable and i miss him a lot. Even if he was a jerk to me. <BR> <BR> But im not like going on a diet to impress him or anything, NOOOOO <BR> I have decided that i DONT want to wallow in self pity and wonder what's wrong ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:32:08 EST Determined newbie here! Hello everyone! I am Jessica. I'm so excited to be on SparkPeople and get to know you guys! <BR> <BR> I've always been overweight since I was young. I stopped exercising after 18 years old when I got out of school. I'm now 24 years old, meaning that I haven't exercised in 6 years! My work is very sedentary so there's not much opportunity for me to be active. <BR> <BR> Lately, reading all those health books and newspaper articles, I've gotten worried about what my health would be like whe... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:05:49 EST michgan girl Michigan girl here looking for buddies!! Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:04:56 EST Just starting out...agaain Hi all. I just joined but I wonder.... Is it o.k for me to blog about my journey if I know it is going to end in Bariatric Surgery? I have heard SparkPeople is a great tool and I look forward to getting to know you all. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:52:43 EST Willy Maykitt? asked Betty Don't :-) Hi folks, <BR> <BR> I'm Kurt. I just spent some time today joining this fantastic site and all that seems to come along with it. I'm quite moved that SPARKGUY has given SO much to us and asks for nothing in return! <BR> <BR> I live in Las Vegas. Not the easiest place to lose weight! Lose money, yes. Lose weight, no. LOL. <BR> <BR> I kind of got here by accident and as an ancillary result of joining the V.A.'s MOVE weight management program. I started out as a portly 249 pounds and without ... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:46:34 EST Hello all, new here Nice to meet you. I've been on a 1200 calorie diet plan made by a dietician for 2 months now.I've also been walking 2-3 miles per day. I am only losing 1/2 or 1 lb. a week. Seems like it should be more from what I'm doing. I'm currently 177 lbs. and 5'7. Want to get to my normal weight of 135. I packed on the weight cause I lost my dad who I loved very much, then my husband of 18 years abandoned me without a reason. I was devastated over what my life had become and just ate and didn't care. N... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:36:32 EST Hello all again I did this years ago but had to quit due to dial up internet. I know have high speed so I'm back to start over. :-) Back then you could have a scale that kept track of your lost pounds with smiley faces and such to go with it. I couldn't find it back then and I can't find it now. Could someone tell me where to find that scale if it still around? thank a bunch Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:30:18 EST starting again Hello everyone, I am new to the site. I've tried losing weight for over 30 years. I've had some success and some not so good experiences!!! I lost about 20lbs rather quickly in 2007 due to stress and depression. I gained it all back and more. I was told by my doctor I need to lose some weight before my upcoming surgery. I need as much support as I can get!!!! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:36:12 EST Day one...again. So many times, I've gone through my head and decided, "this is going to be my day one of getting healthy." I'm hoping this time, and with the help from Spark, that this truly will be the last day one I will ever have. <BR> <BR> Cheers, to no more day ones! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:08:13 EST HELLO! Hi, I'm from Denmark and I just joined today and trying to figure out how this all works. <BR> Looking for support and meeting new friends. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:30:38 EST trying to get back on track I am new to SparkPeople and trying to get back on track. About 4 years ago I lost 15 pounds and kept it off until this past summer. I got lazy wtih my workouts and eating and gained 10 pounds...I am trying to turn it around. I recently had laparoscopic surgery to remove an ovary but was cleared of any restrictions yesterday at my appt. I want to get back into working out but don't want to hurt myself, either. Walked on the treadmill yesterday and was a little sore after, but it is a star... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:02:25 EST Back to SP and need a buddy (: Hello (: My name is Torie. I am desperate for a change in my life. I need to lose about 30 pounds, and lose it for good. I play soccer almost every day, but my poor eating habits and lack of strength training prevent me from actually being in shape. It needs to change, but I have been making excuses time and time again, and I'm done with it. If you would like someone to help keep you accountable please message me so we can help each other succeed (: <BR> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:32:47 EST Starting over ~ Wanting to meet sparkpeople. Good Morning, <BR> I"m starting again. I have been reading the starting guide and the it says to go out and meet people and get/give supports. I've never done that much. So this time I'm going to do it. <BR> <BR> I'm in day 4. I'm doing ok. I'm looking forward to using this site and getting to know many of you. Here's to a good start at getting healthy, and a great start to meeting some great friends!! <BR> <BR> Happiness <em>521</em> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:49:08 EST HMCCRAY1969's SparkPage I am finally loosing the weight I need. Almost to goal weight. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:47:02 EST Hello Everyone.. Hi, I am here and doing WonderSlim...I am still quite lost on what all is on this site and where to find things. Anyway...hello :) Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:32:44 EST Hi everyone! Hi my name is Kali. I'm 52 and I've gained a lot of weight in the recent months. It's funny how fast it goes on and how slow it goes off. I totally believe it should be the other way around. I'm currently living in Utah by way of Georgia. It is so beautiful here. I hope to hear back from some of you guys I know I will need the support as this is my first day. Take care everyone! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:35:24 EST New Here!!! Just joined today and trying to figure out how this all works. Looking for support and meeting new friends. My goal is to lose 33 pounds by next summer. I'm excited about changing my eating habits and losing weight the right way. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:10:09 EST New here Just joined today and trying to figure out how this all works. Looking for support and meeting new friends.. How do you make your tickers for your weight loss? Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:12:00 EST my name is Angel. I suffer from chronic illness. My name is Angel, I really need to get back into shape. I have fibro and a muscle disease, it all peaked last fall when I caught the Epstein barr virus from my little boy. I still get painful lymph nodes/spleen. My energy and strength were starting to disappear. The weekly shots I have been getting have made significant changes, and I am starting to regain my life, little by little. Have a great day! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:10:45 EST Advice-I can't win I am so frustrated &#128556;. I lost 7.2 pound with in the first week. Then with in few days I gained back 6 pounds. It''s been 4 weeks and NOTHING!!!! I weighed my self today hoping to see the scales go back down again but still the same. It''s my story for 5 years and getting pretty tired of it. I watch what I eat 80 percent of the time and I am active at work all day. I have to watch what I eat all the time or I be much bigger &#128532; <BR> I honestly think my thyroid and other meds are ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:35:46 EST HELLO EVERYONE! IM FROM VEGAS!(RUN4U) WELCOME TO RUN4U! <BR> Hello my name is Josue Santos, Thanks for stopping by. My goal in creating this web site is to help others like myself make this “lifestyle change”, whether on a Diet Program or following one of your own. It can be done! and I will show you how. I hope my web site helps you to get the motivation you need to lose the weight you want while incorporating a healthier lifestyle to forever live by. The Idea is simple, just run or walk 2.0 miles a day with out stopping, nor c... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:38:39 EST Hello Looking to get back in shape after taking a couple months off after my wedding. I'm in a strength training rut. Need some new ideas and motivation. Thanks! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:11:14 EST Beginning this program My name is Sharon. I have struggled with my weight for many years. I want to change that. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:36:03 EST NEW country, NEW lifestyle, NEED encouragement Hello to the life-changers of the world! <BR> <BR> I moved to Russia (YES Russia!!!) 3 weeks ago and I will be living here until June. Everything in my life is changing. The grocery stores are incredibly different over here. My schedule is hectic and constantly changing. So I thought, hey, I don't want these changes to conquer me. I want to be the best version of myself. I certainly am not doing that by drowning in the jar of Nutella which I was excited to find in the store the other day. (... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:42 EST Starting Again!!! I've been on this weight lose journey for almost 2 years now.And have had success lost around 65lbs. For the last 6 months It's been like hitting my head against a wall. 2lbs up 1lb down like a yoyo.Soooo now I'm trying to get motivated again like in the beginning.When I was on fire.To say the least I'm not on fire right now. Barely warm!!!! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:06:39 EST Day three and trying to embrace lifestyle change I am finding it hard to make the changes I know are necessary in my life. I start the day great and log all my food, sync my fitbit and plan to do everything I want (cook, exercise, stay on track). Then, once I get home from work, it all falls apart, I eat even though I am not hungry, I find reasons not to exercise and generally fall into the same bad habits that got me here. I do truly want to change, but I don't understand why I can't seem to make the right choices. I am trying to figur... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:35:08 EST how do i join this group? how do I join this group? I didn't see a button that said join. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:30:58 EST retiring oct 31st I am retiring oct 31st...been with this company for 28years! I am looking forward to not eating out for lunch as much...planning on cooking at home...but I am not a it will be adjustment for husband has already been retired 7 years... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:29:02 EST Complicated life... THIS is for ME!!! New to Spark, 49, newlywed (3 years), mom lives with us, dementia, his mom is in ICU post car accident, & I'm pulling my hair out! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:01:03 EST Hi Everyone! Hi Everyone! <BR> I’m Wendy and I’m new to spark people. This website seems great so I’m very excited to be a part of it, although I’m also a little bit nervous because I’ve let myself down before. I’m a bit scared to get my hopes up! I want to lose weight to feel better about myself and my health. These days when I see photos of myself or try to zip up dresses it can be kind of heartbreaking. And I’m a huge comfort eater, which doesn’t help!! <BR> Anyway, sending everyone lots of best wishes... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:27:27 EST Restart day 2 looking for balance = theme Day 1 too many carbs. Day 2 too few but too much fat, but did better getting my calories up to goal. Checked out the stability ball core exercises and spoke about balancing other areas in my life. Yesterday seemed overwhelming on Sparkpeople. Today was better. Started 2 yrs ago then dropped out. Now my weight is 6 lbs higher than 2 yrs ago. Dedicated to 7 days then maybe it will become easier. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:24:59 EST Hello I am somewhat new to sparkpeople. I had an account in the past and it really helped me. <BR> I look forword to meeting new people. We all need support and motivation. <BR> My name is Bethy, I live in the states. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:22:35 EST New Here!!! Hi..... I am brand new to this site....I am 46 yrs old about six years ago, i had a hysterectomy and put on 33 pounds since then struggling to lose weight. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:25:53 EST 3rd Time is a Charm Trying this for a third time...keep switching back and forth between Spark People and MyFitnessPal...both have their good qualities and both have their not-so-good qualities. <BR> <BR> Need to lose 52 pounds total and my first goal weight is 160 with will put me down my first 17 pounds. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:55:14 EST Here I go again Here I go again...trying to make health choices Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:49:01 EST hello new to spark people.... Hello and welcome to my health and wellness fitness journey, this was actually my very first day of my journey. Actually a few days ago I have made a health discovery from my cpap machine. I really haven't been consistent with my machine and the cause of myself not being consistent with it, very tired throughout the day, very low energy. At first I thought it was my thyroid problems, but I said to myself let me try using my machine consistently for a few days and see what happens. The results... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:54 EST New wife, new life. Hello all :) <BR> <BR> Since March my life has changed drastically! I got married, moved to an acreage, picked up an adorable colt and switched jobs. While my life is turning out the way I have always dreamed, my health and weight are suffering. <BR> <BR> I am now ready to take my health back into own hands and feel confident once more. I am excited to start this journey and meet many wonderful people along the way! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:47:59 EST new journey new me <em>521</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <BR> Hey Everyone <BR> I am a single mother of 6 Thank God for that lol.... Is was always a big girl but since the recent events in my life I decided to get a bit more healthier for both me and them. I realized that it will be a long journey to a better happier me however am willing to try. <BR> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:20:43 EST Just starting out Hi everyone! This is my first day and it wasn't too bad. I cleaned all the 'bad' foods from my kitchen that I snack on at night, my biggest problem. I dusted off the my Fit Bit and linked it, love that feature on this site. Now I'm looking at few of my DVD's to start exercise tomorrow, I figure the Punch one by WW is looking pretty much my speed :) I have a whole lot to lose, like 60, but if I don't start today it will be 70..right? I remember when I had 40 to if you don't ch... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:13:31 EST Back for my Future! Hello Spark People! I joined over a year ago when I was ever so close to having lost 100 pounds. Now I've put almost 50 pounds back on and I'm SICK. Sick of not being able to stand and sing in the chorale I'm a part of without ending up in major pain. Sick of only having a few things I can wear (since I pretty much gave away all my "big" clothes). Sick of carb crashes! Sick of needing daily naps. You get the idea - I'm just SICK! <BR> <BR> I saw the Spark activity tracker advertised and dec... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:11:13 EST New Younger Member Trying to Stay Ahead of Myself Hi all, <BR> I just ordered my spark tracker and joined online. I am 21 and am hoping to lose anywhere from 10-30 pounds by January. I know that is a big gap (haha) but I would like to start my losing 10 pounds and see how I feel (if I need to lose more or not). I don't know how much of my weight is fat vs muscle so I would like to start with a lower goal and increase if necessary. I am hoping if I start trying to work with my weight and activeness now, it will be easier to maintain when... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:55:10 EST new member he freinds I just plan to marry next year but my body is not goods to attract the best girl in the city. <BR> So guys i need your help to improve my self so that a a good partner in my life about whom dreams can be achieved. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:49:16 EST 1 Year to a NEW me! I've used SparkPeople before but not diligently. I've recently had LapBand surgery (post-op 2 1/2 months now) and am looking for additional support for weight lose, exercises, recipes, snack..etc. I'm looking to loose around 75 lbs so anyone who'd like to jump on the bandwagon with me and be a buddy is welcome! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:33:37 EST Western Canada Good morning everyone. I am a new member here although I have used Spark for receipe ideas for a few years now. Time for some healthy lifestyle changes so here I am. Eating mainly Paleo, minimal empty carbs. So far I have lost about 8 pound (this month) with a 70 pound goal by my birthday at the end of April. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to interacting, I do need support as I get completely frustrated during my plateaus, which is when I tend to go back to my bad habits. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:12:16 EST WW CoreProgram I have been doing the dukan diet for awhile and have had okay success. It's all protein and vegetables until you reach your goal. I have been thinking about the WW Core program. Does anyone have any information on this plan? I don't know what to do anymore. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:51:29 EST Here I am again! I'm Amy. I'm 57 and have been overweight since I hit my 30s. I've gained and lost and gained and lost and never really hit my target. I was on a good path a year ago, but then I had to change careers quickly to avoid unemployment. Starting that new job in a new field was scary, so I allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. And I went for it. I gained 17 pounds in one year. But I've settled into the job and now, after the shock of what I've gained wore off (sort of), I... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:50:22 EST No more excuses! I just spent the weekend listening to my father moan and groan about his aches and pains and saying how he felt that all he was doing was waiting to die. He is 320lbs and plagued with arthritis and back pain that leaves him barely able to walk. His favorite phrase it "I can't" whenever he's told to walk a short distance or do any type of exercise. It finally hit me! This is going to be me in few years if I don't get a grip soon. I am currently about 160lbs overweight myself and while I ... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:18:13 EST "To Beginning the Next Chapter in My Life" Greetings Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> I joined Spark People one month ago, however, I really did not have the chance to become familiar with the site until this past weekend. Still, with each new thing I learn, there seems to be ten more things new things to right afterwards, so I expect it will take me awhile to learn everything this site has to offer. <BR> <BR> The reason that I joined is because I want a Fresh Start for Me, because for the first time in my life, I can finally begin to thin... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:02:16 EST Saying hello and asking advice Good morning, all. <BR> <BR> I've been a member of sparkpeople for quite a few years, but never really delved into it more than a few days at a time. Back when I first started here the time and resources I had at my disposal were much greater than they are now, and I found other ways to meet my goals. But something happens, I fall off the wagon, so to speak, and I keep coming back. Now, although I am not the unhappiest I have ever been in my life, I am definitely the unhealthiest, and tha... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:12:21 EST using spark New to this site and what to get the best out of it any suggestions Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:13:07 EST My name is Rachel and I am excited / i look forward to try to stay motivated by looking ahead and visualizing myself at my goal weight. They say every journey starts with one step, and i have deciced to make that step. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:18:58 EST Brand new, have never interacted online Hi, my name is Cynthia. I'm 2 months away from being 59 years old. My goal is to lose 37 pounds by the end of Feb. Sparks made that goal for me after I told them how much I weigh(167 lbs) and my height (5'3''). I'm excited about changing my eating habits and losing weight the right way. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:33:20 EST Just beginning again Over the past years I have let everyone in my whole life be first. My kids, my job, my husband, my friends, my aging parents, my niece. Now I am at the point that I realize to have the quality of life I want to as I age, I need to let everyone else find their place in the world and I need to find my own. I am ashamed of what I have allowed myself to become and more ashamed that in the past 2 decades, I have allowed this weight that holds me back to grow to crazy levels. I remember at a poi... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:53:45 EST Geared up to lose ! Hi All <BR> <BR> I am here on spark people to lose some extra Kgs and would need your support in keeping me geared up down the line. <BR> <BR> Happy losing to all :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:29:34 EST Hello from Orange County Hi all, <BR> <BR> I used spark people 6 years ago and now I am back. I run, hike, swim and like to stay active on a weekly basis! Please feel free to contact me any time :) Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:57:27 EST New to Spark Hello! I am new to this site. I am very excited to begin this journey. I just need to stay excited and motivated! Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:22:01 EST New to SparkPeople and looking for friends! Hi there! I used MyFitnessPal last year and ended up losing 60 pounds. I am so proud of my success and am happy with my new found size, but for the last year I have not lost any weight. I decided to try SparkPeople to see if I can get out of my rut. I love all of the resources here and am hoping this will help push me through this plateau. I'm looking for some mutual supporters! Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:17:35 EST Hello Everyone! I am new here to the spark people community! I am very excited to start working on my weight loss goals! Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:31:11 EST starting over before I turn 60 <em>249</em> Hi My name is Mimi. I did Weight Watchers for three years and lost 27 pounds but it got boring and I slacked off, started eating out a lot and buying lots of sweets . Also have gone back to sitting at a computer for work 5 days and just not making time for regular exercise or doing the healthy food prep. And gained back 20 lbs. I let myself down and got wicked depressed. I hope to get back to healthy habits and take care of myself. Every choice counts today! Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:14:35 EST Hello All! My name is Maggie. I am 24 year old and I am ready to start living my life. I live in Canada and I work as a registered nurse. I am approx. 35lbs overweight and have been for years. I am ready to take control of my life and I am hoping this is the way to do it, Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:06:53 EST New Here and Would like Suggestions and/or Support Hi- <BR> <BR> I'm a 32-year-old and long-time binge eater who would like to drop 20+ lbs. I used to be a runner, which kept my weight down significantly, but I developed a chronic pain issue that has prevented me from running and most physical activity in general. I had surgery back in February and have been cleared to exercise (yoga, swimming etc.) but with caution. I don't feel like myself anymore; not being able to be active has sent me into a decline physically and emotionally. I don't h... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:27:31 EST New Here!!! struggling to lose weight, I log in but no spark in me to keep going and lose this weight, I know there are a lot of people in the same boat as me, hopefully logging on more often will help me push myself harder. Have a nice day to the people that read this message good luck in your success. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:32:28 EST Hey everyone Glad to be here Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:01:11 EST Take two! Newbie AGAIN <em>521</em> <BR> I joined SP a while ago but wound up not using it. It seemed too overwhelming at that time. It's still a bit overwhelming lol but I'm trying to figure it all out. It seems like a great tool to help me get to where I want to be...a healthier me! I'd love to make more SP friends and I look forward to getting to know you all and learning from your successes. I'll need help along the way but that's ok. We all need help from time to time. Thanks for reading my post. Ha... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:26:04 EST First Day..Low carbohydrate must be followed I am beginning Spark today. My doctor wants me to follow a very low carbohydrate meal plan. I am a type 2 diabetic. I am not that concerned with calories. How do I track my carbohydrates? Ann E. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:21:15 EST Newbie Hey everyone! I have been on a weight loss journey for a few years. I lost 10 pounds with ww and then 10 pounds from being sick and have been able to keep it off for 2 years but now I'm ready to get rid of the rest of the weight. I don't really have a goal weight in mind. Whenever I feel good and look good is my goal. Probably about 30 pounds though. I just did PiYo and I'll be starting slim in 6 in a week. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:40:52 EST Brand New Hi..... I am brand new to this site....I am 66 yrs old about two years ago I quit smoking and put on 30 pounds and I am ready to lose it and I would appreciate any help I can get. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:19:38 EST Hello I am new here. 55 year old and just diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Was told to lose weight. I have tired almost very diet under the sun and have little to no luck. Hoping this site will help. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:50:52 EST Hello from Cindypray I'm Cindy. I have had quite a year, My husband had a stroke on Nov8th, and my life has been significantly impacted by it. I have been a weight watcher since 2006, and I had successfully lost 65 pounds at the highest point. My role as a caregiver, added enough stress to my life to trigger stress eating, and many other coping techniques which have not treated me very well. I am close to 40 pounds overweight. <BR> <BR> Recently I joined the October Unprocessed challenge on Facebook, and it... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:01:15 EST GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE!!! IM LOVELYDUTCHESS Hello All! I have been a member for a long time now. but I never actually took the time to explore the site. I did a few exercise videos and then I moved on to something else. Any whoo I started my weight loss journey over again 9/29/2014 and I have receive an email from spark with some weight loss tips and I log in and be logging in ever since. I can only say I wish I paid more attention to the site back then. I might have been successful with my journey. I LOVE everything this site offers a... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:12:27 EST I am not the Walrus. Koo Koo Kachoo Kids say the cutest thing. My adorable 4 year old and I were at the zoo this past weekend. We went up to see the Walruses when my daughter shouted ( In front of 30 people) "Hey Mommy, The walrus looks big like you." (Jaw dropped) In ones life, you have to wonder... When are you ready to make that lifestyle change to a happier and healthier you? My day started the second I was compared to a overweight sea mammal with bad facial hair. I am looking for friends on her for encouragement because th... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:18:30 EST getting healthy and sticking with SP to reach goal Hello, everyone! I have been a SparkPeople member for years but have yo yo'do back and forth with Weight watchers and trying to reach goals on my own. I have finally come to the point in my journey that I realize the value of SP in helping me attain my goals, once and for all, without having to pay a monthly fee. I have committed myself to working out at the wellness center on campus and doing DVDs workouts with Jillian Michaels. I also started taking Sam-e and have had great improvement with... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:38:02 EST Not new to SparkPeople but new to the message boar Hello Everyone, I've been an on again off again SparkPeople user. Decided to join in and see if it helps remotivate me. I've been on the weight loss roller coaster my entire life. In November of 2010 at 246lbs I finally got serious and went to work at it hard. My son was rehabbing from ACL surgery and needed a workout partner. I have been a walker for a long time but we actually joined a work out facility and started doing free weights, the elliptical machines, tread climbers, etc. I could do... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:37:56 EST where do i start?hi my name is debbie Hi my name is Debbie i thought i would try spark people my friend told me about it i have over 150lbs to lose. drs say i halfto lose the weight i have thought of surgery but i really don't want too do that there is too many side effects. i know that i can do this i do have another opstacle against me its that i have copd i cant walk very far.i get so down most days that all i want to do is eat but i really dont want to do that i want to lose the weight and have a life go out have fun m... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:22:33 EST Here I am on this journey again Started back in July and have lost 34 lbs to date. It has been extremely hard. Coming out a very difficult divorce after 24 years and being divorced for 4 years.and 4 daughters. Oldest daughter had a stroke last year. Second oldest daughter just had my first grandbaby (son) and has post partum depression. Youngest has finally adjusted to her father leaving. So I have had no time to focus on myself. So I am taking it one day at a time Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:57:04 EST Mother of 2 boys 15 and 3 - 42 years old I am 4'10" tall and I am 165 lbs. I am tired all the time and don't eat healthy and I want to change that with exercise and diet. I can't keep up with my 3 year old, my house is dirty, I am not motivated to do very much and I know it is time. I am an accountant by trade, so I sit at a desk all day. I am an artist by passion so when I have time I paint, draw or whatever hits my fancy at the time. I have also written a children's book that has SAT words in it to help them learn. I want my... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:14:18 EST Ready to change and have fun Hi everyone ! My name is Dana and this is a big step to let my walls downn and make a change. I would love to travel and do exciting activities but my weight keeps me from it. Well I do I am a strees eater and feel safe hiding behind my weight. There has been a lot but I pull through. I want to have the life I always dreamed of. I have always cared for othees never for myself. Hope I set my goals and reach tm I always start to workout someone compliments me a I self-DESTROY all I've done. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:37:18 EST Hello... Re opened new account, need support to lose 10 lbs. I am going through menopause at 40 and it is taking over my life. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:16:32 EST Treadmill desk seeking new home - Los Angeles Selling my treadmill desk. It was a nice idea, but I need a regular treadmill that can take a little more abuse. It's practically new and works perfectly. <BR> <BR> PM me about a "spark friend discount" if you're interested. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>19266744.html </link> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:42:07 EST New Hello everyone. Not really sure where to start. I have 60lbs to lose and have yo-yo'd my entire adult life. I am off to read more. Thanks and support for everyone in the struggle. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:12:53 EST New and looking for friends! About Me: <BR> <BR> Just turned 40! <BR> <BR> Lost 25 lbs over the past year and a half going from 215 to 190 lbs. <BR> <BR> Looking to keep moving forward through this weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> I'm a slow loser....I chug along and the weight comes off when it comes off. <BR> <BR> I do basic calorie counting and walking for exercise. Nothing fancy. I eat all food groups. I don't follow any commercialized plan etc. <BR> <BR> Looking for friends and support along this journey! Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:59:52 EST Hi, everyone I'm here again! I found this site many years ago but started backsliding and now I am back. I am a 61 year old retiree with osteo-arthritis and newly diagnosed with diabetes2. I am 5 feet 2 inches tall and weigh 211 pounds. I haven't yet seen my doctor or started any medication for the diabetes, but expect to soon. <BR> <BR> My ideal weight is 115 but I would be delighted if I could get to 150 pounds. I have tried many things but have had little success. I am currently trying the Atkins diet, but after ini... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:35:53 EST Intro Hi, Just a quick intro about me. I have decided to try SparkPeople for two reasons: <BR> 1) Lose Weight - 30 pounds (ugh) <BR> 2) IBS - I noticed there is a FODMAPS community here and I would like to try this diet. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to being a part of SparkPeople! Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:23:03 EST Newbie Hello, I'm new (for the 3rd time over about 12 years.) Still trying to control my eating, increase my activity and manage my life. I feel positive and have organised some time in my diary each day for SparkPeople and activity, starting Monday. This weekend, I am going to get to know the SparkPeople site and organise my food for starting on Monday. <BR> Your success gives me motivation to try again. Thank you. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:10:35 EST Hi! I'm new here and have no idea what I'm doing! Hello, my name is Susiejo! I'm 46 years old and have been over weight for about 11 years. I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired all the time and I really need help getting motivated to lose weight. I am a very easy going person and enjoy taking walks, watching movies, and browsing the internet. I am a stay at home wife and mother. I have a beautiful 13 year old daughter who has unfortunately inherited my bad eating habits so I really need to change things not only for me but for ... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:32:18 EST Sparkpage Hello Everyone, <BR> I am new to Spark and am having trouble finding the Sparkpage. Could someone please help me out? Thanks! <BR> Lisa Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:24:38 EST New Here Hi there, I am new to Spark People and am looking forward to using this site for help with weight loss. I have recently developed some health issues and need the help to keep motivated. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:03:48 EST Introducing myself! Hello! My name is Benji, & I am a 370 lb. 41-year old who's tired of telling everyone "Yeah, back when I was thin like you..." I am in theater & am a worship leader, & I am sick of never being able to fit into a costume and feeling tired & winded every time I'm up on stage! I've been noticing that my body has, in recent years, been feeling like it's slowly falling apart, & I want to do something about it! I stumbled across this site searching for easier exercises than the ones in my current... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:43:49 EST Hi everyone, I'm the new "kid" here! ;-) Hi everyone, I am Lou, 56 years old, with 71 more pounds to lose. I am "starting over" learning to exercise and eat right. I just had a baby 2 years ago at 54 and I realize that to raise her up I need to be in much better shape. My goal is to lose 71 pounds and go from obese and recliner-happy to fit and healthy and in shape. I have recently discovered Leslie Sansone DVDs and they have been my motivation, I love them! The first exercise that I have actually I am having fun... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:44:36 EST Newbie <em>524</em> I'm new to this site but I have been walking to lose weight for awhile and have lost 15 lbs so far and seek more motivation and to motivate others. Want to be friends? Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:13:07 EST Hello- I'm a new spark! Hi everyone, I'm looking forward to getting to know folks. I'm a 56 year old woman with about 70-80 lbs to lose. My first goal is to lose 18 lbs by Jan 17th which will get me out of the 200's - that gives me two weeks built in over the holidays to "maintain". I'm single and my wonderful daughter just left for college this fall (only child)and I'm excited for this new phase of my life with more time for me! I feel positive about this new opportunity to work on my health, but intimidated someti... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:05:19 EST Just getting started One day at a time. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:38:26 EST Hello I am new here: struggling to lose weight, I log in but no spark in me to keep going and lose this weight, I know there are a lot of people in the same boat as me, hopefully logging on more often will help me push myself harder. Have a nice day to the people that read this message good luck in your success. <em>41</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:07:28 EST I'm back. I left and now I am back and would like to make friends if anyone is interested. I am looking forward to making my goal this time. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:57:09 EST Hi I am new here Hi I am new here. I thought it would be nice to join others in living a healthy life style. <BR> <BR> I started a 60 juice fast. I was encouraged to do by a show I watched, "Fat sick and nearly Dead." With all the pain I suffer in my joints and body after 28 surgeries this might help. <BR> <BR> I am now on day six and it has been hard physically but I know it will soon pass. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone else who is doing a sixty juice fast? <BR> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:08:02 EST Newbie here - on a weigh loss journey with fun Hi everybody, <BR> <BR> I stumbled upon this site " by chance" - but I think I was destined to find this community :) <BR> <BR> I gained weigh in recent month due to "inactivity" compared to previous times in my life. I mean I stopped doing martial arts and also my work is different now: sitting in front of a computer for hours, so no wonder this happened.... <BR> <BR> But I decided to get back on track and include exercises every day into my busy life. THis is where you come into the pict... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:37:50 EST Hello Sparkpeople Hi there. I have been lurking around Sparkpeople for a long long time and I'm not good at asking for help; and clearly I'm not good at helping myself either. I have been hanging on to not being the fit person I want to be for so long that I need to admit I have a problem and ask for help. So here I am... about 6 stone over the weight I was in my thirty's and now almost starting my sixty's. I do want to change and I am ready to take control, and yes, I have said this before...though not q... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:22:47 EST Anyone from Victoria, BC? Hi, I would love to find an accountability buddy who lives in Victoria, BC. Perhaps even someone who could be a workout buddy or healthy batch cooking friend. <BR> <BR> Food plan - carb cycling <BR> Exercise - yoga, waterfit, walking <BR> Self-care - spiritual <BR> <BR> Thanks. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:55:54 EST Introducing myself Hello everybody <BR> I have been sparkling for three months, and hadn't tried to post something on the Community Board since then. <BR> I don't see how the Community can interfere with my health goals. Could you give me your opinion on this ? What the Sparkling community have brought to you ? <BR> <BR> My name is Katarine, I am French, so sorry for my English ! <em>211</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:23:26 EST work out buddy Hi,I am sharon <BR> <BR> I am looking for a site I could find a work out buddy on. Someone who will work out with me in my gym. That might sound strange but I need a push and that will help me. Thanks Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:52:21 EST On a journey to change my life! Looking to improve my life one day at a time by losing weight, exercise and all the other great ideas and support this website can give me. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:11:22 EST Looking for friends and help staying on track Hi everyone. I am a 37 year old mother of 5 boys ranging from almost 25 to 4. My youngest is in Jr. K. My 18 year old just moved to Florida, so I am home alone most days. I had lost about 65 lb., but due to some slacking off at holiday time last year and going back to some bad habits, I have gained about 28 back. I'm a shorty so any amount of weigh gain can take a toll. I am currently around 165 and am really wanting to get down to 120, but will be happy to get back down to around 140 o... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:29:01 EST New and nervous Hello all:) <BR> <BR> I'm Natasha, and this is my first time trying to get healthy. I nervous and am hoping I'm going in to this with my eyes wide open. I know that this wont be easy, I know that it also wont happen over night. Good luck to all the newbies. <BR> <BR> Nat Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:16:48 EST Newbie on deck Hello all, my name is Stacie and I just joined the group today. <BR> <BR> A little bit about myself; I am 41 yrs old, reside in Atlanta, GA & am the proud mother of 3 adult children. I am also the Nanna of a gorgeous 4 yr old little boy who is the love of my life. <BR> <BR> I have been yo-yo dieting for the past 4 years and have tried over 10 different ones. One thing that I have learned is that all diets work, but maintaining is what counts. It never failed, after I came off the diets, I... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:18:44 EST Looking for frieds to loose 20 pounds by January 1 Hello, I'm starting my weight loss challenge for myself. I want to beat the 2015 New Year Resolution, by loosing weight now. I would love to get insight on your thoughts that can help me maintain this goal. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:40:49 EST New to spark... i made an account a year ago and deleted because it was like i wasnt keeping up. well.. now i am back to give this a really hard push to see what i can do. <BR> <BR> Anyway, enough about that.. My name is Amanda, I am 29 and I am from michigan, I have a boyfriend, a dog named Roxy, I like pickup trucks and country living... <BR> <BR> Anyone thats looking for a friend on here please send me a message or a comment on my spark page and ill more than gladly add you on as a friend Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:45:18 EST Brand New and nervous!! Hi All! I am a 43 yr old female with over 100 lbs to loose. My son is getting married next October and I am determined to loose at least 70 lbs by then. I've been overweight all my life and tried hundreds of diets. I need help to keep me motivated and on track. My husband says he is supportive but always buys chips and ice cream, it's soooo hard to resist. Asking him not to bring it in the house doesn't seem to work. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:32:17 EST Just joined -- glad to be here. I added 19 pounds to my resume without realizing and am looking to take them off. I think it mostly comes down to handling my stress better by finding myself a new job as well as not eating the same portions that my husband does. I'm sure I can do it and joined Spark People to help ensure that I do. Nineteen sounds like a lot, but as they say, "Life by the yard is hard, but by the inch it's a cinch". Thanks for having me. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:58:49 EST Changes are coming I am a 49 year old stay at home mom of 2. I hve a 10 year old son and a 17 year old daughter. In less than a year my daughter is off to college and I turn 50. I want to lose my weight to become healthy and gain some confidence back. In the last 14 years I have literally given up on myself and I have thrown myself into taking care of my family. I don't even recognize who I am anymore. I have 100 pounds to lose. I lost 40lbs since February 2014 but I gained 20lbs back since June. Any a... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:54:51 EST Hi I am Melisa I just started and am excited to get going!! I am planning on losing 48 pounds by March but more than that I want to learn how to be healthy! Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:23:16 EST Hi I'm Erin I'm trying to lose weight, and I'm really stressed out about it. I'm a graduate student. Any and all support welcome. <BR> <BR> :) Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:36:00 EST A-fib I am isabekka and I want to loose 60 lbs. i have A-Fib what makes it hard to diet and exercise. <BR> Any one there that is in this situation? <BR> Thanks! <BR> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:37:19 EST Thanksgiving Canadian Thanksgiving was yesterday. I enjoyed being with family, had a great meal, and still lost a pound. I'm thankful for that. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:17:14 EST Newbie here just joined today I am looking for a local or online partner to help keep me motivated and on track. From what I see of this website I feel I can reach my goals. Hoping for all the support I can get! Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:59:48 EST 3rd Day Beginner Hi, I am 66 and newly retired. My goal is to take better care of myself. While working my excuse was "I don't have time, etc. Now I don't have an excuse. Went to the doctor, found out my Cholesterol is borderline and my vitamin D count is too low. My. goal is to lose 50 lbs and stay medicine free. I am talking 1 day at a time, and am proud I am at day 3 and counting. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:57:33 EST Just joined Looking forward to the support and supporting! Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:24:07 EST Here again......... Just wanted to say Hello to all.... My name is Sandee, I live in Tennessee and I am starting over again. I have R.A. and Scleroderma and trying to keep myself in the best shape I can, But for the past year I have gotten off track . <em>521</em> So here I am !!!!!!! <em>249</em> <em>244</em> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:58:04 EST Here i am hi I am back with a better attitude and a determination to succeed....i underwent thru an abusive relationship and now that i have been given a second change i am taking it,,,so here i am older, wiser and stronger... <em>521</em> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:11:45 EST Hi My name is Lynn I'm 39 years old. I'm married to an awesome guy and have two teenage boys. I am head over heals for Jesus! <BR> <BR> My goal is to get to a healthy BMI so that when it's time I will be able to get on the kidney donation list. I think my BMI has to be 30 or less. As of now I need to lose around 50lbs. I have been counting calories and walking for 58 days now and I have lost 13 pounds...with still 50 pounds to lose. I am in a very motivated state right now and do not want to fa... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:08:47 EST Brand newbie! Joined today :) Hello, my name is Sabrina. I've been going up and down with my weight for years. I was a heavy smoker and quit 2 1/2 years ago. I don't have much weight to lose, 25lbs would be great, 35 - ideal! I'm getting married next year and want to rock my wedding dress in October of 2015 :) My problem is that I'm experiencing hormonal changes (i'm 47 years old) and my stomach has blown up and it seems that everything I eat or drink causes this reaction. I can wake up in the morning and it will be g... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:04:56 EST Beginning a new chapter Hi. My name is Christie. I am a recent widow still struggling to find my place in this world alone. I need to get healthy and begin to think about myself and my new place in this world. I hope to get motivational support along the way. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:10:57 EST Not really new but... I'm not really new...but I've fallen off the bandwagon so many times that it feels that way. I'm looking for someone to help me be accountable. If I have a SparkBuddy that's counting on me to help them on their journey and that's helping me on mine, then maybe this journey won't be so hard. Please leave me a message and add me! Thank you! Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:23:07 EST First Day Again So yes today was another first day. First day to loose this weight again. Not because I need to be a model. I know I am beautiful the way I am but for health. So I tracked points and did great until I found myself a bit off course and hungry. Now some may say it was my choice I say that that damn Duncan donuts sign lured me in. I got 21 munchkins only ate 18 and boy was I surprised when I went to track them and they are 70 calories per munchkin (no not the cute ones that sing lollypop lane bu... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:56:40 EST Greetings from California! Hi Everyone! <BR> I'm Michelle. I joined yesterday! <BR> <BR> I've been back on my fitness lifestyle journey since July of this year. I've lost 19.2 lbs on my way to losing a total of at least 54. 35 left to go. :) <BR> <BR> I'm excited to learn more and continue to improve my overall health! <BR> <BR> Thanks for providing for such a great website full of information and helpful tips! <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great evening! <BR> <BR> Michelle K Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:09:56 EST Let's do this!!! I've been a member of Spark People for a while now but I haven't logged on for a long time. In my absence, from the site, I've lost a few pounds and I'm officially in the 130's!! However, my ultimate goal is to be in the 120's. I have four weddings to attend, and all of them are in less than 6 months. My goal is to look great for those weddings. <BR> <BR> Like I said, I've lost some weight but I feel like I'm gaining it back and I really don't want to head in the wrong direction. I've... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:59:56 EST Diabetic friendly meals Any ideas? I am not a very good cook but would like to make some healthy things for my grandpa who is diabetic. Diabetic snacks would be handy too. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:48:22 EST hi New friends? I'd like to make some new friends and mentors. Any advice? <BR> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:44:02 EST Joint Replacements, Anyone? I am an old diet pro stuck at the most I've ever weighed. (5'7", 239 lbs.) I am also, apparently a queen at making arthritic joints. In the last 18 months I have crossed the US by bicycle, come home to have both knees replaced, and buried my elderly mother. I've always been an enthusiastic biker and a focused walker. But the knee replacement surgery completely changed my gait, making walking very painful to my back. And I haven't been on a bike the way I would expect because I now have no ca... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:45:40 EST Just had a baby! Hi! My name is Kayleigh. I live in a little town in central Illinois with my husband (04/2013) and my three week old baby boy! Before I got pregnant with Joshua, I had been working hard to lose weight and was down to 165. Well, so much for that. I am at about 204lbs right now. :/ I am pretty busy adjusting to being a mom so I don't know how much daily tracking I will do right now...but I guess I want a place to hold myself accountable and maybe make some friends to help me do the same. Any ot... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:28:06 EST Hello everyone! A little nervous to post, but here goes anyway! <em>30</em> I am new to the site and liking it so far! Any support is appreciated, I fail at being accountable! <em>246</em> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:20:16 EST Whatsapp Motivation Group - Weight Loss Buddies! Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> I know we could all use some motivation and I think an amazing way to do that is if we create a whatsapp group with 5-8 people where we can motivate each other every day! <BR> <BR> My name is Megan, I am a 20 year old student living in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and want to lose weight and exercise regularly. <BR> <BR> We can give each other advice, inspire each other to work out, make weekly goals, everything! <BR> <BR> Email me at: if... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:52:37 EST Happy Fall! What a great time for me to start this journey over again! Right at the beginning of pumpkin pie and Christmas cookies/candy season. But here I am! I have up to 20 lbs. to lose and have developed hypothyroidism after radio active iodine treatment in March. Now it is harder than ever for me to lose weight. Even maintaining is very difficult. Although I have been checking out sparkpeople for years, I have never made an honest go of it using the site. I love reading all of the encouraging words ... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:12:04 EST Reunion for me I am sort of new to Spark. I knew about it but never really got involved using it. A ex co-worker introduced me to. Its a really cool way to reach out to others that have similar goals. I am looking forward to engaging and learning all the healthy lifestyle ideas that are found on the board! Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:47:41 EST Starting Over I am super excited to say that my husband and I are starting over on a lot of things. We are both former Marines, and we have both suffered some injuries that have caused plenty of issues, weight gain especially!! But, we are on the up and up!! We both just quit smoking...again...but this time is much better since we are doing it together, and we plan on keeping each other on track so we don't start again. We are also working on getting back into shape. Our daughter loves it because it means ... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:17:43 EST Moving Forward! Hi I am just starting out with SparkPeople. I have tried dieting and exercise and typically have a hard time sticking to it because I have a very busy schedule and often lack the motivation to continue when I don't see changes. I am hoping that using SparkPeople will give me the motivation I need to make progress! <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 30 pounds so that I will feel healthier, happier, and more confident. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:55:56 EST Newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Hi, I'm Sharon. Just found out on Saturday 10-11-14 that I'm diabetic. You know the overwhelm. I'm looking for online buddies. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:16:20 EST Tosha Good morning and have a outstanding day. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:02:49 EST Indiana!! Hello everyone! I am new to spark people and hoping to find someone in Indiana near Lake Village/ Rensselaer/ Kentland area for maybe a walking partner or someone to help me keep motivated. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:11:05 EST Second time around I joined SP a couple of years ago, did really well, and then went off on my own again. Obviously it did not work very well, as I gained it all back. I have already lost 4 lbs this go round, and quite honestly I feel much more motivation, and really want to stay with this program. I am so inspired by so many who have lost so much simply by being a part of SP. My biggest road block is having the time to be involved and stay in touch with SP. I will be 62 next May, and it would sure be nice... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:41:39 EST Thyroidectomy is a disease About me: <BR> <BR> Born - 1956 <BR> Very slim (early teens) / growth spurts <BR> 1975 (late teens) - 135lbs <BR> 5'9" adult <BR> 1993 - 150lbs, easy weight control with diet <BR> 1995 - 140 lbs <BR> Itchy skin, increasing severity x 2 years, (I refused prednisone Rx) <BR> Depression developed, MD Rx'd Paxil <BR> Changed MD <BR> Losing a lot of hair <BR> Went to MD- "I just don't feel well, but I don't know why" <BR> TSH - 8~9 <BR> Diagnosed hypothyroid <BR> Started levothyroxin, dose adju... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:01:20 EST Carlinda I am a long time diabetic and need help. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:48:34 EST Ready for some motivational friends! :D Hi! I'm new and ready to make some friends who are encouraging and friendly. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get in shape for so many reasons. I want to like what I see when I look in the mirror, I want to be able to keep up with my three year old, and I want to have enough energy to enjoy life again. :) <BR> <BR> I lack motivation - it's like a sickness. I've never been able to convince myself to keep going, and I've always just given up. But I want to make a difference, and I want to start t... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:38:13 EST Looking For A Walking DVD That Is ONLY Walking Does anyone know of a walking DVD that is ONLY walking? I have bad knees and cannot dance, lunge, kick, etc. I walk about four miles, outside ~ but it's getting too rainy where I live. Wondered if anyone had a suggestion? Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:37:04 EST Just started and ready to lose!! <em>30</em> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:11:09 EST Just Joined I like what I see on this site and excited to start. I've set a start date of Oct 12,14 and with the help of Spark People and P90 I'm hoping to get healthy, fit and lose 100+ lbs. Taking it one day at time. <em>521</em> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:03:20 EST Getting Started! I am 54, have yo-yo'd about 4-5 times but never been the right weight, and strong and healthy at the same time. I keep hearing stories of how that can't be done after the age of 50....and I would like to prove that wrong to myself and for encouraging others. I am positive it will take a discipline, or I should say a focus -- a commitment -- that I haven't had to do before. But I am excited about the challenge!! I'm already encouraged by the Community -- Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:21:35 EST Had a baby a year ago and have yet to lose ONE ... Hi! <BR> I had a baby 11 months ago...I have been working out and eating well for the past year...I have not lost ONE pound. I am stationed in Italy so I am trying to do this by myself....has anyone else had this issue....I am so frustrated I can't take it anymore..... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:51:43 EST Overcoming bad habits Hi - <BR> I have just started and so far I'm doing pretty well. I found when I started charting my food that I was eating too much salt and carbs and not enough fiber and protein. I've been able to change that, and I've even started to cook again. <BR> <BR> I have a sit down job that doesn't give me much of an opportunity to exercise. any suggestions for "office workouts"? <BR> <BR> Also working on an ice cream addiction - so far I'm trying baked apples. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:11:40 EST First step Every journey starts with a single step. My tourney starts today, my first step is joining sparkpeople. <BR> Hello fellow travellers! Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:38:08 EST Starting Over and Need a Partner :D Hi, <BR> My name is Sana. I am a mother of two. I am residing in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I weight 82 kgs now and my target weight is 62 kgs. I would love to have a partner here to be accountable to and supportive in my weight loss journey. And be a motivator in turn (hopefully <em>43</em> ). So, any one in? <BR> <BR> Disclaimer : There will a lot of heavy pushing required <em>198</em> <BR> I am a big time procastinator <em>334</em> <BR> And I looooove ... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:59:10 EST Today is my day off Good morning to everyone. <BR> Today is my day off for my working out routine. I'm working out Monday to Saturday. Just take Sunday off to spend time with my family and friends. <BR> <BR> Best regards. <BR> Thiem Tran Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:05:13 EST ready to loose! Ready to loose those pounds! Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:23:20 EST Just starting Hi this is my first day have spent the morning setting up favourites so it will make my working week a little easier. I have a goal to lose at least 30kg before August next year. I started a 8 week physical health challenge last week, my body is still recovering from that have muscles aching that I didn't know existed but it is all for the end goal :). I look forward to sharing my ups and downs on here and would love some help and encouragement along the way. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:48:07 EST Just starting and looking for support Hello, I've been on this website for a while but I never got serious. I want to start fresh but I need some help. I'm trying to build a community of support. I have a YouTube channel as well if you watch videos frequently check me out and we can build a community there also! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>dTf5ku6_we6W-JvFxPfw </link> <BR> <BR> If that link doesn't work, just look up my username AdeleMyra <BR> <BR> I'm posting weight loss updates, recipes, new ... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:20:24 EST Horse gal from Iowa I accidentally found this site on a horse forum. I joined about a week ago and looking forward to being accountable. I have horses, dog and cats. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20:53:12 EST Here I am So here I am...My doctor has recommended a program called Transitions. What I am getting out of it is low glycemic diet. There is a 4-7 day cleanse in which I can only eat veggies, then follow a list of foods that are low glycemic. I said I would give it a try but am having trouble grasping restrictions. Has anyone heard of this program? Any thoughts? Honestly, not sure I can do this. Looking for any thoughts and advice because thinking this is my last ditch effort before weight loss surgery... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:50:45 EST Hey y'all! Im kinda new on this site.. been on here before but not long enough to see any changes. I am starting over and would like to make some friends along the way :) I have 100+ lbs to lose.. It would be great to get to know new people and share the journey together!! Please feel free to add me! Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:22:54 EST Kansas Anyone??? Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this page and thought I would try to see if anyone was from Kansas. I live in Johnson County and very close to KCMO! <BR> <BR> Where are you all from? Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:31:55 EST Looking forward to my new journey Hi, My name is Alan. I am from Winnipeg Manitoba. I am a father of two girls and the latest edition to our family is our beautiful granddaughter who turns 1 on the 18th of this month. I have been using this site now for a couple weeks and have shed off 3 pounds to go. I am a former weight watcher life time member but feel off the wagon and put on 40 pounds. I look forward to to losing that weight and becoming a part of the spark community. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know others f... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:51:21 EST Hello Hi everyone I was part of spark people years ago but life took over and in trying again. <BR> <BR> Here I am for a new start, we have a gorgeous toddler And I want to spend this autumn running in the park and getting home for home baked treats, not sitting on the sofa (where I am now!!!) <BR> <BR> I have a big social event in 28 days and got the spark book yesterday so hoping this autumn can be the transformation our little family needs &#128516; Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:47:36 EST Hello I am new to message boards, feeling overwhelmed by all the information. I have been using to mainly keep track but need to learn more what Sparkpeople has to offer! Sat, 11 Oct 2014 07:26:18 EST New & Excited to Be Here! Hello, I'm new to your site & this is my first time posting <em>30</em> I am 63 yr old female, happily married & recently retired. Had a very sedentary, stressful job...but I loved the position! I just can't seem to lose the 25 lbs I've accumulated. I've dropped 10, but I'm stuck. I do have thyroid issues, and had a pacemaker put in 2 years ago. I try to keep active by walking (even 5Ks), riding stationary bike or using my DVDs. Nothing is working! I've been monitoring my calories... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:58:56 EST Fell Head First off the wagon I want to really get back on the serious health wagon again and start to see the results that I was seeing previously. If I eat well it will happen, but I need to understand to my core that you can't out train a poor diet. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:26:31 EST Would not say it out loud I never would say out loud that I would love to weigh 110 pounds. I have always said that I want to be healthy. Then it was I just want to be stronger. After trying those things I now realize that I would be healthier and stronger if I weighed less. Over the last 10 years I have lost hundreds of pounds, only to gain some back. I hope to never weigh 202 pounds again, but I would also love to not weight the 155 pounds I weigh now. I want to be on stage, but not look like the new year's bl... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:56:09 EST Back on Course Hi Everyone, My Name is Betty I'm back on Spark People again having Ups and downs like everyone. I lost 40 lbs and was running but hurt my shoulder had surgery going thru and Divorce now back on the road of trying to lose another 50 lbs its hard I know but I'm back on the Road Again. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:53:48 EST Hello I'm new to sparkPeople I am 38 yrs old and have five children i am currently on a nicotine patch to stop smoking, I fear weight gain on top of already battling with a weight problem. Anyone have any helpful suggestions? Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:30:45 EST