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 My Journey hi all, <BR> <BR> I started spark people last night. My ultimate goal is to become healthy, not just lose the weight. I currently weigh 210 the most I ever have been and have 65 pounds to lose. This is a low point for me. I wish to relearn eating healthy, and staying that way so I continue to watch our kids grow. Hopefully I will get to talk to all of you and we can support each other. :) Sat, 30 May 2015 00:59:59 EST new Hey all. How are u all doing <em>30</em> Fri, 29 May 2015 16:35:40 EST Starting Program <em>249</em> Can't wait to get started. Started logging my stuff this morning and hoping for a GREAT outcome by the end of the year. Fri, 29 May 2015 16:24:52 EST 277 .... Starting NEW.. and need support Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I'm new here, but hopefully I'll make some great friends because I need need NEED some feedback. <BR> <BR> I'm in my 40's, working mom (with a 5 year old) <BR> <BR> and still trying to find my way around to just.. MOVE. <BR> <BR> I'm inspired by other's success and I'm also a great cheerleader. <BR> <BR> I AM a blogger, and I do have a really crazy sense of humor so if you like to read, and sometimes laugh, I'm the one for you! <BR> <BR> Fri, 29 May 2015 14:19:51 EST I am new Hi everyone, my name is Stacie and I am new to spoark people. I am not new to trying to lose weight. I have been wrestling with my weight for most of my life and the weight always wins. I am determined that this time I will win. I hope to meet some great people and I look forward to being the champion. Fri, 29 May 2015 09:28:12 EST getting in shape Hi! My name is Mandy and I am trying to get in shape and lose 25 pounds. I try to workout over the summer and then when the school year starts and I start teaching I have a hard time finding time and motivation to work out and end up gaining more than what I had originally lost. I started back in April really working out and have lost 6 pounds so far and I ran in a 5K color run for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I just need to stay motivated. Thu, 28 May 2015 17:40:35 EST New Girl on the Block Hello Everyone, <BR> My name is Cheryl and I'm determined to take off some pounds this summer. <BR> I just started a new job in March and I've put on a lot of belly fat. <BR> I think that for the most part my weight gain has much to do with the amount of wine I consume, but I also think that my hormones and stress level are a huge factor as well. <BR> Anyway, I could use the encouragement to push forward and get more self control. Thu, 28 May 2015 17:27:34 EST Broken metabolism walking a fine line! Hi, I'm Terri. I've been on SparkPeople for awhile now and I've had some success, but I'm still struggling and hitting long plateaus. A friend of mine told me to check my BMR and Calorie Calculator to lose weight and it's such a narrow range, for myself at 188 lbs, 55 yr old female, 5'5" tall it ended up being 1,200 to 1,400 calories depending on whether I work out light or moderately, two to six times per week. I also played around with the calculator to see what happens when my weight is... Thu, 28 May 2015 17:01:40 EST New Beginning Hi everyone. I am just starting out on my journey. I have let my health get away from me over the last 3 years and I really want to get back on track for myself and my children. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I am wanting to lose 71 lbs and run the Disney Marathon in 2016. Thu, 28 May 2015 15:46:55 EST No More Excuses! This morning I received a text message from a friend of mine. She had stepped on the scale as was horrified at the results. I tried to encourage her, but all she had was excuses. A few years ago she had managed to lose over 100 pounds, and was in the best shape of her life. Honestly, she inspired me with her success. I find it interesting that in her dark moment, she was also an inspiration. <BR> <BR> As I tried to help her overcome each excuse she had, I realized that I was just as gui... Thu, 28 May 2015 15:29:30 EST Hello everyone, new here! Over the past 2 years I've lost about 43 pounds total.. it was a slow process but, I lost it! I have another 40-55 more pounds to go, for my own personal goal. Lately though, I've hit a wall. I've been a member of another site for some time but today, I wanted to start fresh, Begin anew. The other sites, while nice in some aspects, just wasn't what I needed. So after doing some searching, I came across SparkPeople and it seems like a wonderful, informative, supportive site. I'm a newly single... Thu, 28 May 2015 14:10:55 EST Switching Here from the 'other' site :) Hi everyone- I'm Sara and I've decided to start tracking over here instead of where I had been hanging out (clue, initials are MFP lol), because SP's tracker has a much better micro tracking option. <BR> <BR> My story in a nutshell: 2012 I was overweight and had a glucose number in the pre-diabetic range. Took my doctor's advice and lost almost 60lbs doing alternate day intermittent fasting, which is just a fancy way of eating at a weekly calorie deficit. As I began transitioning into maint... Thu, 28 May 2015 13:56:25 EST Would you like to share your story to hep other? Hi, I am a marriage and family therapist trying to help people that are having a hard time after the end of a relationship (divorce / separation). I am creating an online program and would love to include stories of individuals who, like them, have gone through or are gong trough a very rough time. your story can help change someone's life, know that they are not alone in this, and recognize that there are things they can do to feel bête and live a happy life. If you are willing to share yo... Thu, 28 May 2015 13:39:24 EST Would you like to share your story to hep other? Hi, I am a marriage and family therapist trying to help people that are having a hard time after the end of a relationship (divorce / separation). I am creating an online program and would love to include stories of individuals who, like them, have gone through or are gong trough a very rough time. your story can help change someone's life, know that they are not alone in this, and recognize that there are things they can do to feel bête and live a happy life. If you are willing to share yo... Thu, 28 May 2015 13:36:05 EST Starting Weightloss Program I have decided after many years of being overweight to take the step and change my life. I want to get back to a healthy weight and learn how to make better eating choices. <BR> <BR> I hope that others can help me make the right decisions when it comes to meals and losing weight. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:16:25 EST Hello! I am Bean and I'm Committed Good morning everyone! <BR> My name is Bean and I am committed towards improving my health, well-being, and sense of joy! I am doing this through my own Paleoesque way of life, walking and other exercise and through working on emotional eating issues. I'm doing the latter through Linda Spangle's books on emotional eating. I am rereading the 100 Day Book and finding it fascinating the second time around. I was wondering if anybody was interested in doing this on a message board or if one alre... Thu, 28 May 2015 10:21:03 EST Need Motivation I Came here with high hopes of committing to losing weight. I always seem to do well for a short time and then lose all motivation. Hopefully I will have the support I need here and can stay focused. 😊 Thu, 28 May 2015 06:23:18 EST help need to lose weight hi im new i need to lose 60 pounds i really need help i need to get off pepsi and sweets i really need a good meal plan to follow. thanks Thu, 28 May 2015 00:29:34 EST what's up Troy Brodoski, 19 and cutting. First time here, howdy Thu, 28 May 2015 00:12:43 EST new and starting a healthy way to live Hello everyone .As I said I am new here. I am a type 2 diabetic with fibromelygia with a bad back. I also can not spell. LOL Looking forward to chatting and receiving helpful hints and encouragement. <BR> Sue Wed, 27 May 2015 22:31:17 EST Ready Set Go I am determined to reach my goals this time around Wed, 27 May 2015 21:17:31 EST Well, hello there. Fancy meeting you all here. <BR> <BR> I'm new to the diet community, but I figure I can use the help. I've been on-and-off trying to lose weight for the past three years now, but it finally got to the point that I looked in the mirror and really saw how much I've let myself go. <BR> <BR> My goal is simple: live healthier. Be healthier. My weight isn't so much a concern as overall health as I age, heart and weight issues run in my family and I don't want to go down that path! I'm young, I fi... Wed, 27 May 2015 21:03:02 EST Stepping out with faith and determination Hi there I am 57, Have been overweight most of my life. I had lost 70lbs eight years ago, then when i went on insulin I gained back 45lbs. <BR> Iam at present on the Medical Bariatric Clinic(not surgery!!!!) program at an Ontario Hospital clinic 8 weeks into a 6month program. I have lost 15 lbs in 4 weeks. Under the care of a specialist, Nurse, Dietician and councellor. While OHIP covers the program it does not pay for the meds or Meal portion. I saved for a year inorder to do this. <BR> I am... Wed, 27 May 2015 19:51:57 EST Another Do-Over Hi Everyone! Need encouragement and some buddies to help me along this path of weight loss. I've been a yo-yo dieter for most of my life but know I now really need to get serious and GET THIS WEIGHT OFF!!! I'm 61 now and the weight is really starting to affect my quality of life. So glad to be on board here! <em>213</em> Wed, 27 May 2015 19:33:26 EST I am new here Hello all, I just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Dawn Zipper and I have made a plan for losing weight and getting ready for mine and my husbands second part of life journey. I am wanting to lose 125 pounds fr many reason but the biggest one is so I can fit in the mobile home bathroom when we go to craft shows all around the United States selling and promoting my business. I am a seamstress and have a shop on Etsy selling my handcrafted items. <BR> <BR> I have tried many diets but ... Wed, 27 May 2015 16:28:08 EST Fair warning! The most technologically ignorant person on the planet (that would be me btw) ordered the Spark Fitness Tracker yesterday! If it does not come with explicit step-by-step instructions in full color and videos with sound, you will be seeing a lot of me. Seriously, tho, I try to do as much on my own as I can but I know if I get stuck, people on this site are very helpful. And I am thankful for all of you. not just for the anticipated assistance, but also for the daily inspirational posts. S... Wed, 27 May 2015 15:28:59 EST new member hi just join. fail all of the other time. sure hope spark work for me Wed, 27 May 2015 13:23:27 EST Starting over yet again Hi, <BR> I have tried everything to get healthy but continue to be on a downward spiral with my health because of several health conditions and could use some help on getting back to the energetic gal I use to be before my auto accident in 85. <em>39</em> Wed, 27 May 2015 12:17:21 EST New Here Hi I am new here and just wanted to introduce my self. I am a mother of three grown children. Two daughters 28 and 25 and a son 18. I am expecting my first grandchild in June. <BR> I am here to get healthy so I will be able to play with my grandson when he gets here and to feel better about my self as well as improve my health. I look forward to getting to know everyone Wed, 27 May 2015 12:07:31 EST Help!!! I am a frequent flier....of SP, WW, Nutrisystem, diet name it I've tried it. Last year I lost about 30 pounds for my wedding and I felt great. Ever since the wedding, I have spiraled out of control!! I know I have put at least 10 of it back on and even though I know not to, I see myself downing brownies and hot dogs and chips for breakfast and I enjoy every bite and then feel guilty the rest of the day. How to I get back to my old mindset?! What am I doing wrong?! I am truly at a ... Wed, 27 May 2015 09:17:13 EST Jeff is losing weight I'm coming from using Nutrisystem on and off for +5 years. I'm in my 50's and have been over 300 pounds. at one point on NS I had lost nearly 60, but could not stick with the program and ended up quitting and gaining back. Tried 2 other times, this last one I have come down 25 so far but now with NS closing the community boards and shifting the trackers to NuMi, I am looking for something better. Wed, 27 May 2015 08:19:02 EST Need tips to weight loss Hi everyone, my name is Irene and I am struggling on my path to a health size. I am open to successful tip Wed, 27 May 2015 08:15:33 EST Trying to get healthy I started a couple days ago with the goal to lose 40 pounds by 2-26-2016. I've been trying everything to lose the weight for the past 15 years. I'm 65 with chronic congestive heart failure so it is important to lose the extra weight and get healthier. Looking forward to all the support both giving and receiving this program offers. Wed, 27 May 2015 05:01:50 EST Restarting... looking for a weight loss bestie! Hello everyone! My name is Brooke... I just restarted my weightloss journey after 3 years of yo-yo-ing. I am trying really hard to fight the good fight all the way to the goal this time around, but as most of you know, it is REALLY hard. I am looking for a buddy (or buddies; the more, the merrier) to tackle this journey with by cheering each other on, talking about difficult parts of our journey, and maybe even talking about the deeper rooted issues in our weight problem and help each other s... Tue, 26 May 2015 22:53:22 EST Hi everyone. Hi everyone, my name is Angela, aka MsSkinnyminnie2. Happy to be on Sparkpeople because I need the support that this community provides. <BR> <BR> I'm doing Atkins and today is my first day on the program, slight headache but overall so far so good. <BR> Tue, 26 May 2015 22:52:11 EST Itroducing myself Hi, I am Shannon. I am Pre-Diabetic and have a huge family history of Diabetes. I do not want to have to take Insulin if I can help it. I joined to motivate myself to live a healthy life style. I managed to lose 20 lbs. following my diagnosis, but have since gained most of the weight back in the past six months after I relocated to a new town, bought a new house, and started a new job. I let the stress get to me and my biggest weakness is anything sweet! I have started swimming three ni... Tue, 26 May 2015 15:35:28 EST Hi. It's me. Trying to get back on the weight management wagon. Lost 60 pounds 8 years ago and have slowly put it all back on. Now I've started taking it off again, a little at a time. First four down, 54 to go. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:11:00 EST Supertracker Has any one here ever used the "Choose My Plate/Supertracker" website before? If so what did you think of it? What did you like or dislike about it? Tue, 26 May 2015 13:57:03 EST Starting over I've been on Spark before. Trying again. Lost my old page so Ive got a brand new slate! Really need a buddy to help motivate me. Anybody interested? Tue, 26 May 2015 09:34:22 EST Connect with Seniors <img src="">I am a 74 years old lady, a reasonably able senior. I want to lose 10 lbs. I am fairly active, play golf regularly and go to the gym. I bought a Fitness tracker and am aiming for 6000 steps a day, although I am finding it difficult to quite get there every day. I joined Spark in April and haven't made much progress on my weight loss, tho I am tracking and watching what I eat. Appreciate hearing fro... Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:38 EST new and trying to find people in the same boat! hi!~ <BR> im new and trying to find a community of younger people who are just trying to be their best self! Mon, 25 May 2015 21:59:40 EST What do I do now? I'm new on the boards but not to Spark. I joined in March but have had so many ups and downs that I got very discouraged and to the point of either quitting or reaching out for help. I have come to the realization that I can't do this on my own any more. So... I'm reaching. What's next? How do I find someone to encourage me and help me stay motivated? What do I do now? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 May 2015 19:35:50 EST This Is The First Time... Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Jeanne and I'm going to be 50 this year. I am bipolar and have recently made a decision to lose 100 lbs. I am scared to death. I have a big time struggle with motivation and discipline, and this is going to take both. If I can accomplish this, it will be the biggest thing I've ever accomplished, so I'm going to need big time help.!!! <BR> <BR> I decided to finally do this because of my health. I'm struggling with arthritis and I want to get this under control befor... Mon, 25 May 2015 19:17:06 EST Time to get serious I have been on and off getting healthy most of my adult life. My wake up call came this week at the doctor. I am nearing 300lbs. I am ready to take my health seriously and change my life for the better. I am not good with self-discipline. Does anyone have any tips to improve self-discipline? I look forward to hearing back! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Amanda Mon, 25 May 2015 17:37:43 EST Starting over ~ AGAIN! I think I've taken off and put on the same 15 lbs over the last 5 years. And that still leaves me another 15 over my 'normal' weight for someone 5'8" tall. But I refuse to give up, and I'm digging in deep. I'm going to be 43 in a few days, and it's now or never as far as I'm concerned :-) Mon, 25 May 2015 14:29:30 EST New toSparks Hi,my name is Page,I need to lose20lbs,but tone up to.My arms have gotten fat, along with other things.I have not had this much problem losing weight.I always exercised before but the last five years I have been lazy. I spend more time right now on my face than my body because it is so much easier.I am excited to begin this program. I am 55, and I guess it is harder, but I hope I still have some muscle memory, hopefully better than my brain memory, so I can get back to where I feel comfortab... Mon, 25 May 2015 11:47:28 EST Okay - I'm ready to get back to it!! I started this journey 3 years ago and have lost 55 pounds. I felt great and had a ton of energy!! I don't what made me change this but it has made a slow turn around and the next thing I knew - BOOM there were 10 extra pounds on the scale!! I don't want to have to lose all of this weight again so I'm turning to Spark People for some support. I have heard great things about Spark People and I'm ready!! Thanks for the help everyone!! Mon, 25 May 2015 09:57:32 EST yesterday Yesterday was an extremely painful day and I didn't want to eat but I managed a few tablespoons of my husbands soup. I had my coffee in the am as usual but there were pots and pans that have been sitting for almost a week. I finally did them because no one else did and I paid for it the rest of the damn day! The food tracker wouldn't give me a report because I didn't have 5 foods entered. Lol. I had to include the half a stalk of asparagus that I ate with the soup. Hahaha Mon, 25 May 2015 09:49:59 EST back on track Hello I found you all just at the right time! And looking forward to becoming onefitwoman! <BR> <BR> This site has lots of help and support and i cant wait to get on track. <BR> <BR> I am 55 years young, hormones are crazy in the menopause. I live in surrey UK with my partner who is a fab cook and he doesn't seem to have same issues with food that i have...we have contented easy life style which is lovely but i need to check on on my health especially at this time of my life. <BR> <BR> I ... Mon, 25 May 2015 06:21:42 EST Help!! Greetings, I'm a 60 something, newly retired nurse/teacher. Here's my story: I have been under a great deal of stress in the last 8 years due to family deaths, family issues and work related problems. Additionally, maybe you can relate to the frustration I feel going from a size 14 at 167# to a size 22 at 210# (that I am currently wearing/weigh) in the last 8+ years. Talk about stress!! Well, I have been told by my doc that stress is a real problem and causes weight increase. So I have taken ... Mon, 25 May 2015 04:45:20 EST New to Sparks People Hi, I am new to Sparkpeople having joined on the 20 of May. Really am enjoying learning the site. The logging in of food is very helpful in keeping me on track. My goal is to loose 50 lbs by the end of 2015. Am trying to exercise 5 times a week, and having difficulty in drinking that much water. Sun, 24 May 2015 22:52:47 EST A hopeful warrior Hiya! I'm T or Aeonwarrior. I'm working towards my weightloss and life goals. I'm 26, go to University, and work full-time as a care provider. I hope through this process I will become stronger and more sure of myself. I plan on kicking some tush! Sun, 24 May 2015 21:40:32 EST Don't want to do it alone... Hi, all! I'm starting the Advocare 24 Day Challenge in the middle of next month and I need help. I was hoping to find a few people who may be planning on taking the Challenge about the same time so we can form a support group for motivation, recipe ideas, encouragement, all the things we need to help each other reach our goals. Personally, I'm hoping to lose about 10 or 15 pounds and am looking forward to the Challenge to jump start my weight loss. Is anyone else game? Sun, 24 May 2015 20:07:38 EST starting for "real" ") Hi there, about a year ago I started having back issues and gained 30lbs FAST... I've always been up and down with my weight but never ever this high at 192... I know my joints will feel better if I can get the weight off... in the past year I've tried hcg drops which after a month I only lost 6lbs and now gained that back plus 10 more :( needless to say my confidence and willpower are now very low... I'm trying to figure a very structured plan now..."nutra system, medi-fast" ... I thin... Sun, 24 May 2015 19:52:03 EST Searching for other Type B Dieters I found this forum while searching the web for information about blood type dieting and health. I' m a B+ Double Lewis negative non secretor which is quite rare but if anyone else in this forum is I'd really like to share information about diet and health. We're super sensitive to so many things it makes it very hard to eat, period. Wine is one of the few things that's benefiial and agrees with me but unfortunately I can't live on it. :(. If I can find another Type B double Lewis negative no... Sun, 24 May 2015 18:05:33 EST newbie hi I am new and need all the help I can get <em>213</em> Sun, 24 May 2015 16:53:06 EST Rock bottom I have been gaining for several months tried all the new diet drugs walked still I gained. I am visually impaired home bound and depressed. I knew today when I ate my second breakfast of only starches-within a hour-something had to be done. Hope fully I can find some support here Sun, 24 May 2015 08:23:33 EST My new start. hello, I am a 33 year old female needing to lose 150 lbs. I am struggling so bad. I need a support group or at least a buddy to help me along the way. E-mail with any advice you have I am open to all ideas to lose weight. thanks. <BR> angel Sun, 24 May 2015 02:46:29 EST New Start... Hi everyone, My name is Sarah. Just had the worst day ever today with food and decided to join. I am just ready to do something different and feel some control again. I'm hoping that accountability and support from the community will help guide me out of this cycle. Sat, 23 May 2015 20:53:16 EST Me My name. is mollie , i lost my husband about three years ago. We were married 38yrs. then. iwas 235 during that time .I was on there then but cannot find it . . i have lost some weight but not enough .. I have one daughter and one granddaughter and she is six Sat, 23 May 2015 19:58:11 EST Back and in need of an accountability partner Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Cyndi. I've been on and off SparkPeople for 6 years (? - give or take). In that time, I have put on a significant amount of weight (poor eating habits and lack of exercise courtesy of graduate school). As I finish up my doctorate, I have been given the opportunity to take a break. I really want (ok, need) to make lifestyle changes, particularly in relation to my exercise and eating habits. To that end, I'm looking for an accountability partner. I know I nee... Sat, 23 May 2015 17:51:25 EST Hi everyone I am new here. My name is Jackie n I learned about this site in my weight loss support group. I hope to meet n make new friends here, Sat, 23 May 2015 17:47:02 EST Serious Restart I have acknowledged that I need help! I asked around until I found a new doctor to help me reach my health goals. He's working with my medications, monitoring my diet and exercise, and expecting me to report to him each month for accountable. This translates in that he will coach me on my weight loss goals and he will be mean if I don't reach my goals. Something that I think I need. So I'm back and I'm serious about making this life change. Sat, 23 May 2015 16:44:12 EST Starting again Hi everyone! Decided this morning to give SparkPeople a try. I'm trying to maneuver my way around the tracker. I'll get it eventually :-). I really need to get control of my eating, exercising and life in general. I'll be 65 in a few months and I've been dealing with aches and pains for what seems like forever. It has to be this 232 lbs. I'm carrying around. Looking forward to sharing with all of you in the same boat. Sat, 23 May 2015 13:53:47 EST Joining the group Hi, I've been following Sparkle, but not participating. I'm into my second week of the Dr Oz 14-day plan. I'm struggling a bit with the low mount of protein and fat. I had a headache for 2 days, sugar detox. I need to drop pounds to get healthy. Looking forward to positive changes. Sat, 23 May 2015 12:47:12 EST Hi to everyone, I have a question Hi everyone I have been a weight watcher for years and lost about 20 pounds after my daughter was born 15 years ago, but the weight is creeping back on and I can't seem to make it work so I am giving this a try, at least there are no meetings and no cost. I do have a question though, now that I am paying attention to the calorie count of food, why is the brown sugar blend healthier than brown sugar, as far as I can see (and I may be missing something, the calorie count is very similar. Just... Sat, 23 May 2015 12:45:36 EST Fitness Accountability for women Hey ladies, I'm a mom of 2 and a beachbody coach, if any of you are looking for some extra support I run online (facebook) accountability groups. They are free and private. Let me know if any of you would like to join. :) <img src=""> Sat, 23 May 2015 07:58:39 EST newbie!! Today is the first official day of tracking steps and journaling food intake. I done ok for my first try!😀excited about manuevering around in sparks community. Any suggestions for someone not too tech savvy? <BR> Fri, 22 May 2015 23:41:44 EST (Insert Clever Title Here) So... <BR> <BR> Hi? <BR> <BR> Ugh... I hate introductions. <BR> <BR> <BR> Anyhow! <BR> <BR> Soooo, I'm me. <BR> <BR> I'm rather large, suffice to say, although that would be putting it mildly. <BR> <BR> I've always struggled with weight... <BR> <BR> My problem lies solely with food, and my poor relationship with it. I'm fairly active (walk 2 hours a day minimum, not counting my other ventures), but have never bothered to "check" my appetite... which has led to me being large nearly m... Fri, 22 May 2015 22:25:48 EST New Start Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> New on here, I'm looking to improve myself and get in shape. Any tips I am Very open for suggestions. Fri, 22 May 2015 18:06:01 EST Time to Say Hi! Hi, joined two days ago and looked through the site some, hoping this is where I need to be. <BR> <BR> I would like to lose 50 lbs, and that sounds like so much. I know it is time to change a few things in my life and I need to start with this. I want to feel good, because if you don't feel good, you will not be happy, and I like to be happy and care free. Life it is too short not to enjoy every minute of it. <BR> <BR> I have been following SB for the last 3 weeks, eating good, stopped ... Fri, 22 May 2015 16:23:06 EST First Day, First Step Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Laura. I have been struggling with my weight since I was very young. I specifically remember in Kindergarten having to put up our weights on some kind of poster board and I was so self-conscious of mine that I lied about it. So yeah, It's been a long time. I am now a recently graduated 21 year old from upstate New York and I want this to be "the summer"! I want to constantly see an improvement in the mirror, not a disappointment. I need support here though,... Fri, 22 May 2015 16:13:31 EST Donnie Sand I really need to lose weight, but have a hard time sticking to a diet for a long period of time. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:13:01 EST I'm doing things right but still gaining? I have started a path to better choices in eating and portion control, but I am getting back off the couch and exercising. I thought I would have seen a decrease on the scale instead its going up! Is there something I am doing wrong? Fri, 22 May 2015 12:13:44 EST City Girl to Country Squirrel GOOD day to your eyes. My name is Heather. <BR> <BR> Blessed with artistic visions, scientific knowledge and the beautiful ease of being a chatterbox. <BR> <BR> So freaking excited to find this site and rub noses with the same individuals that must change the lifestyle they are in. <BR> <BR> Here are a few fun facts about me. <BR> <BR> Skinny in my mind and currently liking my chest size... <BR> I was a 6 foot tall 100 lbs. in high school... <BR> Used to model. <BR> Used to be vot... Fri, 22 May 2015 11:56:30 EST Just getting started Hey everyone, I would love to have a ton of spark friends and let them keep me accountable for my workouts and nutrition and doing the same for them! I am so excited to start my weight loss journey and come out stronger on the other side! Fri, 22 May 2015 11:43:51 EST Support Wanted Greetings to everyone! After years of being fit, fine, and fabulous , I am now fat, fine, and not feeling too fabulous. Tired of being under happy and over sad. I am 5' 9" and weigh 248 lbs. My goal is to get to 175lbs. But I know I am going to need all the support I can get! Ready, set, I go!! Fri, 22 May 2015 11:30:12 EST Support Wanted Greetings to everyone! After years of being fit, fine, and fabulous , I am now fat, fine, and not feeling too fabulous. Tired of being under happy and over sad. I am 5' 9" and weigh 248 lbs. My goal is to get to 175lbs. But I know I am going to need all the support I can get! Fri, 22 May 2015 11:28:37 EST just starting Hi I need to loss 50 pounds to look better and feel better what have you found works for you on this site. Fri, 22 May 2015 10:06:48 EST First week. Lost 3 lbs on 3rd day now gained 2lbs for no reason on 5th day. I stayed below my calorie and carb goals all week. Maybe my goals are too high but the computer assigned them. I have not started exercise yet as I have arthritis and fibromyalga and it is painful. I know I need to drink more water. Any idea's? <img src=""> Fri, 22 May 2015 09:22:31 EST New, disabled wheelchair user My name is Julia, I'm soon to be 52 and have been overweight since 2010 when I suffered a spinal cord injury, I can stand and walk with help but most of the time I use a wheelchair.. I have recently been given a head start on weight loss as I became very ill with an infected gallbladder which was removed, I subsequently lost weight as I was only able to digest very small portions of food. It made me realise that I eat far too much. <BR> I enjoy swimming but lack the motivation to go and do i... Fri, 22 May 2015 04:30:19 EST Hello <em>260</em> <BR> Had fun playing tennis tonight. Thu, 21 May 2015 21:05:32 EST Thought I'd give this a try... Hello ~ I've taken some time to scout about this site, and decided it would be a good place for me to land for a while, to get some support and give what I can. Looking forward to the boards. <BR> <BR> Mary Thu, 21 May 2015 20:49:13 EST sabbatoge kim Hi everyone. I am a new person AGAIN! I can't tell you how man diet gimmicks and programs I have done, but I am sure some of you, or all of you, will relate..... <BR> I found this site from a posting on my yahoo front page. I read the story of a gal who sounded like she was telling my sorry story. I am giving this a shot, because I was given a clean bill of health from my doctor, and it gives me another chance to get it right. This time I am going to make it. I am using the tools to d... Thu, 21 May 2015 19:46:35 EST Discipline & Accountability Two qualities that were once strong seem non-existent lately. Accountability & Discipline, the elusive qualities I am desperately trying to rebuild into my life. Anyone else struggling with these? Thu, 21 May 2015 16:59:23 EST Not new-new, but back again - Partners? It's not my first time on this site, but I have not been active since march 2014, when I lost the most weight and was luckily only 30inches from reaching my goal, but had given up/stopped because I started working too much and had little time for sleep. <BR> my health significantly deteriorated. <BR> <BR> Now, however, I don't want that. Yes, I am pregnant and I'm doing exercises that avoid my stomach and won't cause him any stress, but it's much more beneficial to me to do them. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:15:11 EST Ready for fun! Hi all. I am excited about joining SparkPeople and getting my health back in line. Over the last year I've developed arthritis and high blood pressure, so it is time for me to get this under control. My goals are to run with my kids and to ride my horses without pain again. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:37:02 EST Hi Hello, new spark user, day two and excited. I'm hoping to find friends to help make my journey a fun and successful one. I started a few 30 day challenges, starting slow. If anyone wants to join me, keep tabs, motivate, I'm here <em>334</em> great success to all of you! Add me as friend. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:10:12 EST How can I lose weight easily? Hi I'm new to this and I need help 😟😟😟😟 Thu, 21 May 2015 11:03:41 EST new to spark Greetings. I am Jody and I want/need to lose 100#. Tips and encouragement always welcome. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:32:17 EST Please acknowledge..... So many people post without getting a response. I'm guilty ...... This can be very discouraging. i know.... its happened to me. and I'm sure lots of you who are reading this. I'm going to try an make it a point to at least say hi and welcome to spark people. It been awhile since I've been on here . I will be updating my sparkpage... have missed being on here..but so much has been going on in my life. Looking for new friends and hearing from my old friend as well. th... Thu, 21 May 2015 10:30:31 EST Need to get it under control I'm a lifelong weight loss struggler. I'm an emotional eater and I've gained almost 40 pounds in 5 years! Help! Thu, 21 May 2015 09:39:36 EST New in graham WA Where are all the cool people at? Thu, 21 May 2015 05:52:02 EST let's try this again. I was on this site a few years ago. I never really got into it but I did make some connections & friendships. While I was gone I managed to lose about 50lbs. I have been stuck on a plateau of 185 for about a year. It's time to adk for help & I figured I would reach out & come here. The site has changed quite a bit since I was last here. Most of the groups I was in are no longer active sadly. Any ideas on good supportive groups? I'm a 37 yr old mother of 2. I am excited to be back on my journe... Thu, 21 May 2015 05:38:12 EST Im new. HELP please Tonight i had a picture of myself fowarded to my cell phone.. I CRIED.. NEVER in my life have i been so large.. it made me even more depressed than i already feel..I have NO ENERGY, have been to several doctors and NO results. i have sleep apnea, I am on anti depressants, and just want to sleep. I need to get out, and move, HOW DO YOU MOVE WHEN YOU ARE SO TIRED? <BR> if you have any motivation for me, PLEASE HELP ME. i want to love myself again... Wed, 20 May 2015 20:59:08 EST New and determined. Hey everyone, my name is Krista. I'm new to this site. <BR> To tell you a little about myself, I'm 18, and I have Bipolar 1 and manic depression. I was diagnosed when I was 12, and I've had very many med changes since then. Last year my psychiatrist put me on a medicine called rispiridone, and it caused me to gain almost 60 pounds in 6 months. They sooner or later took me off of it and ever since its been really tough trying to lose it. I just recently heard about this site and decided to tr... Wed, 20 May 2015 20:57:44 EST I need to lose 40 lbs again! Hi, fours years ago I lost 40 lbs from April thru September by just diet and exercise and I felt GREAT! Then one morning when we had our 1st frost I chose not to exercise. That was it! I fell back into old habits and put back every single pound I lost by February. All that effort for nothing. Now I need to do it again. I've tried and failed since. I hope this site/community will help me. Thanks and Best Wishes to everyone. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:19:13 EST Insulin-resistant/pre- -diabetic/PCOS/Metformin Just started a new team since I couldn't find one that was current and active for insulin resistant, pre-diabetic folks, PCOS, metformin users, hypothyroid... <BR> It's called HUNGRY FOR CHANGE! <BR> Message me with questions. Come join me! <BR> Susan Wed, 20 May 2015 17:21:50 EST I'M NEW JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO, I'M NEW TO THE WEBSITE, I AM GETTING MARRIED NOV 14TH AND I'M REALLY TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT. I HAVE STRUGGLED WITH MY WEIGHT ALL MY LIFE AND IT HAS CAUSED ME MORE THAN HAPPINESS, BUT I THINK IT IS A BIG READON AS TO WHY I HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO GET PREGNANT. I THINK WITH THIS WEBSITE I WILL BE ABLE TO STAY ON TRACK AND GET DOWN TO THE WEIGHT I AM GOING TO BE COMFORTABLE. Wed, 20 May 2015 14:49:34 EST Hi!!! New to Sparkpeople and Living in Texas Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm starting this journey NOW - over the last three years I have gained nearly FORTY pounds :( Twenty of those were gain in the last year. I'm a stress eater so during our move from the east coast to Texas I really packed on the pounds.... My goal is to lose the weight by my 40th birthday which is in October!!!! Wed, 20 May 2015 14:47:50 EST Introducing Myself I tried this years ago, but honestly didn't put too much effort into it. So here I am again giving it a try. I have over 100 pounds that I would like to lose. I know I'm going to need support of those who are in the situation as me or those who just accomplished their goal. Friends who have never had a weight problem just don't understand how hard this journey can be. Hopefully here I'll be able to find the support, encouraging words, and advice I need. Wed, 20 May 2015 14:46:36 EST Michelle from NJ Hello, They say you loose more weight with others so I am looking for my others. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:06:38 EST Intro Hello everyone newbie here. Goal lose 99 more pounds. I have lost 41 since february on my own with diet mostly and portion control. Wed, 20 May 2015 12:47:09 EST Buddies? -----Can't figure out how to delete Wed, 20 May 2015 12:35:52 EST Introduction Hi! I am new to Sparkpeople and was referred by a friend after revealing my weight issues to him. I am 40 years old and am currently 163 lbs. I have been a busy gal the past year with full time work and school, but have made time to eat plenty still. This summer I decided to cut back at work and since I do not have school until September again, I want to work on myself and my eating habits, implement exercise, and a healthier lifestyle. I do not want to be the nurse that gives advice to her p... Wed, 20 May 2015 03:34:09 EST OK, lets try this again! Four years ago I removed 38lbs and was feeling on top of the world. Then I lost my will to continue, life got challenging and I reverted to my emotional eating. I will never be a skinny minny but I want to be healthy and to feel as great as I did when I was exercising. I'm focusing on the inches and the hours of walking and cycling and eating whole foods again. It worked well the first time and I'm going to make it happen again this time. <em>249</em> Wed, 20 May 2015 01:54:18 EST On the right track Hi I'm Brittany, I'm new to this but I now feel I'm on the right track to lossing weight. I have a long way to go but I know I can do trying to lose weight by cutting calories because I am disabled and unable to exercise the way I need too, I hope to lose enough weight to help with my mobility. Wish me luck Tue, 19 May 2015 22:46:43 EST important Healthy habits done consistently keeps me fit. Tue, 19 May 2015 18:05:42 EST new to site, I am starting a new choice in life. I was to the DR. today and found out that I have pre diabetes and high cholesterol. So I am making the choice to get healthy so that I may see my grandbabies grow up and be able to paly with them. Also am very tired of feeling like crap. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Tue, 19 May 2015 13:36:42 EST Musicmoi I am a 60 year mail with 33 lbs to lose, any help you can give me to do this is gratefully welcome! Tue, 19 May 2015 12:58:46 EST Been trying to do this alone. It's time to share. I'm a bit shy in sharing about my weight struggles. I've been in and out of Spark People for a while now. I really like all the tools and resources it offers. I'm real gungho in the beginning about tracking foods and fitness, etc. but then I slack off. I do use my phone app which helps. <BR> <BR> I am 57 years young, in excellent health and have tons of energy. I am very blessed for that. I don't take it for granted. I work out just about every day doing something. I'm an 18 year member of t... Tue, 19 May 2015 10:19:47 EST Hi, I'm Melissa I'm new to this website have been here one week and i love it already, tracking my calories everyday and I am aiming to lose 20 lbs. I am 29 years old from all the way in Barbados, (Caribbean) Tue, 19 May 2015 09:25:35 EST Who knows if this will work-I guess it can't hurt Newish? <BR> <BR> I used to be on Spark-Many years ago when I had an office job and could spend time tracking. It was helpful to be accountable I suppose. I did lose weight-watched what I ate but didn't really have time to exercise. <BR> <BR> Now I am back here for motivation, since I have some time and NEED to drop 20-difficult pounds. <BR> <BR> I just can't spend time tied to the internet tracking my food though. That is just exhausting & kinda emotionally draining. I hate thinking about... Tue, 19 May 2015 09:15:43 EST Hello All.. newbie here I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.. Just joined Sparks and look forward to meeting a few kindred spirits. I love cooking , experimenting with new recipes and sharing the good ones with my friends. You can also find me on facebooks so friend request me. I wish you all success with your journey to better health . Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food!! Tue, 19 May 2015 06:59:44 EST Valerie, coming back after a little respite Although I have been a member since 2007 I find that I take little side trips every so often. So hello everyone! I am back! Tue, 19 May 2015 02:20:24 EST menu plan do they not have a menu plan for the diet anymore? Tue, 19 May 2015 00:53:30 EST Now what? Shrimala here, joined from Spokane, Washington and need to lose 100-130lbs. I would prefer the latter, but I would be happy with either. I love geocaching, hiking when I can, and walking. I have live-in boyfriend with a better metabolism than me, so he is going to be my biggest hurdle. He is extremely supportive of me, though, often asking if we can hike, go on walks, and usually eating whatever I feed him (though he does like his froyo.) <BR> <BR> I need to find a way to lose weight despite... Mon, 18 May 2015 19:31:00 EST A fluffy Puffin I joined this site looking for help. I'm not even going to deny it. I'm obese, have been my whole life and I'm tired and angry about it. I'm 340lbs, or was now I'm 322 but I have no motivation. I'm looking for people who will help me with words, encouragement, ideas, opinions, anything that will get me going. I can't do this alone. I need that support group. Obviously I have a lot of weight to lose and I'm not trying to lose it fast but just lose. Mon, 18 May 2015 16:13:44 EST Frankie I have belonged to Sparks before and have returned to get a fresh start on the 50 I want to lose Mon, 18 May 2015 14:33:40 EST My name is Vicki I am now introducing myself to LOW GLYCEMIC food choices. <BR> Does anyone have good ideas about breakfast choices and lunch. I can figure out the evening meals ok. <BR> What about snacks????????? <BR> What about GOOD salad dressings either to make or already prepared????? Mon, 18 May 2015 13:25:45 EST It's been a long while! Back on Sparkpeople! Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm Melissa and I used Sparkpeople on & off for some years now, but it's been almost a couple of years since I've used it last. I had done Weight Watchers for a while and lost 25 pounds, but the reality is that I cannot afford the fee every month. <BR> <BR> I did love the meetings, but I had stopped going for a while (I had been sick for a couple of months with a horrid Sinus infection). So it wasn't worth paying the fee anymore & it's money I could use toward other th... Mon, 18 May 2015 12:15:10 EST Found My Passion; Reinvented Myself; Enjoying Life While taking Tai Chi classes to recover from a mild stroke, a good friend along with my tai chi instructor helped me find my passion. They are two of my spirit guides that provided the perspectives and insights that guided me towards my true help people. I retired from my corporate rat race job and began a new, more rewarding life as an educator and trainer in the healing arts of qigong and tai chi. I get to help people feel better everyday. I am in much better harmony with my ... Mon, 18 May 2015 12:07:19 EST Hey There I am determined to really lose this weight!! <em>9</em> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:05:47 EST First Board Post Good morning everyone! I work in a college athletic department and I am working with our strength and conditioning coach on a diet plan. Things are going well and I can't deny the success through five weeks (12.2 lbs down). This is the challenge time, I have some success, need to not rest on the laurels. Mon, 18 May 2015 10:34:10 EST My first day Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> This is my first time on spark people, decided to give it a try. My current weight is 203 and my goal weight is 150. Mon, 18 May 2015 10:16:22 EST Hullo from a SAHM! Hello everyone!! <BR> Just joined and am excited to get this extra weight off already. <BR> <BR> I'm a SAHM of 2 little ones. My daughter is 2.5yo and son is 2 months old. <BR> I am currently pumping breast milk for him right now and contrary to what everyone says... the weight is NOT coming off. It's actually staying put. <BR> <BR> I'm 35yo, 5'3" and currently 212.8lbs. Bleh. I hate even typing that number out. <BR> My ultimate goal is to get down to 130-140lbs... or whatever weight I look... Mon, 18 May 2015 09:44:11 EST Time for a change Hi my name is Kristy, I'm in my 40 and have two sons my oldest just finished high school an going to college in August my youngest is 10 an has ADHD. I have gained my weight in the past 5 years. Mainly from stress from dealing with the school. My youngest is getting older and better in school so I need to think of myself an get healthy. Sun, 17 May 2015 22:38:57 EST reintroducing myself hi everyone, <BR> i have not been on sparkpeople for ages. i guess life got busy... anyways long story short, i was diagnosed with prediabetes almost 2 years ago. <BR> <BR> i have lost 15lbs since last summer, and have kept it off for the most part. but i feel my weight and the fat on my tummy is creeping back on me again :P so hence the reason to come back here and give it another shot :) <BR> <BR> my main goal is to keep my prediabetes in check, don't want to get full blown diabetes ... Sun, 17 May 2015 21:35:21 EST Salutations Hello all, <BR> <BR> I joined years ago but never really used this system. I am choosing to give it another try. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.” <BR> &#8213; E.B. White, Charlotte's Web Sun, 17 May 2015 16:35:11 EST The time is NOW If you waiver remember this and only this: The time set to win your goals will arrive, make it your win. <BR> <BR> In other words whether you keep going is up to you and no one else, keep on, work through pain and be a hero for your self. <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 May 2015 14:51:37 EST Relatively New Here! I've been tracking for a couple weeks, and may have dabbled here months ago. I am excited to be tracking again, but I am surprised how apathetic or maybe even hopeless I feel at the thought that I <BR> can get my eating and exercise going in the right direction and actually lose weight. I feel like I have tried everything and stuck to nothing. But if I don't keep the old saying "Quitters never win." <BR> <BR> Thanks for listening! Sun, 17 May 2015 14:11:06 EST Hi, i am Granshaz Hi, i need to lose about 28lbs and nees all the help and support i can get. Sun, 17 May 2015 10:50:00 EST Calling all comrades Continuing on my journey to lose my last 30 lbs (I have lost 38 lbs so far). It is a huge challenge but it is also achievable. My weakness - anything chocolaty or sugary. My STRENGTH - I can not be defeated and I will not quit! <BR> <BR> I join you my faithful comrades in our struggle, our fight and our VICTORY over the battle of the bulge. <BR> <BR> Lay down your fork and knifes and pick up your sneakers and weight s - let the battle begin.................. Sun, 17 May 2015 07:46:19 EST Coming back to Spark & need active Spark friends!! Hello Sparkers!!! <BR> I've made my way back to Spark after quite the hiatus. I've realized that the vast majority of friends I had before I left are no longer active. I've updated my spark page with my new story and focus on this journey. I'm looking for active members to help motivate and to look to for motivation. <BR> <BR> A little about me... <BR> My name is Amanda. I'm 30 years old and married to a wonderful man. During my break from Spark I suffered two miscarriages. We final... Sat, 16 May 2015 23:54:58 EST Hey All! I am 28 years old and a mom to three furry kids. This year, my husband and I are looking to add one more kid - a human one - to the family. I want to get fit BEFORE we head down that road. I live in the wonderful Black Hills of South Dakota and work as an engineer. DH is a student and also military and I want to be able to keep up with him when we are doing active things. I also want to feel comfortable in my own skin and not slink out of the room when someone wants to take a picture. Good... Sat, 16 May 2015 23:31:07 EST New Lady Hi everyone. My name is Lisa. I'm 55 years old. I've tried many, many things for weight loss in the past. Most have failed through my own fault. I started seeing a nutritionist about a year and a half ago. She is wonderful. I have diabetes, bipolar 1 disorder, and am a binge eater. I have been making very slow progress with my weight loss. I take two steps forward and 1 step back. <BR> <BR> That was the past, though. I want to make a new start with the help of people in my position... Sat, 16 May 2015 21:46:49 EST New Beginner Hi, I am new to Sparkpeople. I am here to lose live healthier. If anyone has any tips, please post. I started working out with the videos Sparks provides and trying to eat less food. I live with my husband and his 85 year old uncle who are set in their ways. My husband is sportive but I still have to cook for them. We are also on a budget. Sat, 16 May 2015 17:57:25 EST Hello Hey everyone my name is Alicia and I am looking to make some new spark buddies to help keep me motivated and on the right track. Would love to meet some awesome people. Sat, 16 May 2015 13:47:13 EST new I'm new to this group hope it can help me loose 50lb. I do have some medical issues, so movement is alittle hard.keeping my fingers crossed Sat, 16 May 2015 10:57:17 EST back again Hi, <BR> starting over for like the fourth time. <BR> I'll get on, do well, have computer issues, stay on track for a while. then realize it's been six months and any weight I lost is back, with friends. <BR> So trying again. Sat, 16 May 2015 10:26:36 EST Frustrated and Needing a Change! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been here before (never a poster of the community, but a lurker, and a SP track user). I've lost my account information so I started new again. I've always wanted to weigh less, from as far back as I can remember (likely due to bullying from everyone including some family). <BR> <BR> I've 'lifestyle change'd before, and did really well. I always manage to lose about 50 or so (the last time a few years ago, I lost 80 from cutting out carbs and hitting exercise... Sat, 16 May 2015 03:11:10 EST first day Hello, everyone, <BR> A brief intro. I'm 68 and feel it's too late for any substantial weight loss. Tried and tried to lose weight and it''s been a losing battle. Found this site and while it looks like it's for me, I'm really overwhelmed with it all. There's so much. I really want this to work. Any suggestions from anyone. Thanks very much. Fri, 15 May 2015 12:30:59 EST Hi I'm going to 45 in July, hoping by the time I'm 46 I'll be toned and where I want to be. I just started on site. Please feel free to add me <BR> I'm doing the 21 day fix program. <em>30</em> Fri, 15 May 2015 11:31:50 EST Back to sparkpeople! <em>213</em> Not a newbie to sparkpeople, had an account on here a few years ago. lost motivation and switched to another site. Decided to give it another go around with Sparkpeople and really use the tools on here. track my calories, use the app, blog about my food struggles, come on the boards and try and meet others like me with similar goals. I'm 29, will be 30 in September and would like to get down to 180 pounds by my birthday. that's easily attainable in the time frame I have until... Fri, 15 May 2015 10:00:29 EST Taking care of myself after the loss of my baby I am a 37 year old mother of 4--one daughter, 2 sons and a little girl who went to heaven in February. We miss her dearly, but have peace and we are so blessed to be her parents. We love Willow. Due to the pregnancy and tremendous stress (which began at our 20 week ultrasound), I gained 60 pounds or so. I started a few weeks ago to regain control of my health--especially because my little girl wasn't able to--even after a brave fight. I do this for my other kids who need me and for her--my li... Fri, 15 May 2015 08:00:29 EST Hello I have just started the long road to getting healthy after many years of trying and giving up. I am grateful to have this website to help me stay on the road. I look forward to getting to know people going through the same things I am. <em>30</em> Fri, 15 May 2015 04:19:45 EST Tired of being lazy about my health! Hello everyone, happy to be here! I am 178 and need to see 150-155 again, it's been many years! I have bounced from WW to Atkins to Gluten free over the last few months and now weight just as much as I did when I started (lost 15pds on Atkins, but really who can live eating like that?) Encouragement and success stories motivate me to no end. It's late tonight, just signed up and ate all the goodies left in my fridge. Tomorrow I will give it my all. Going shopping in the morning and working ... Fri, 15 May 2015 02:26:46 EST lekita Hi I really need help Since 2011 I have lost from over400 to200 but I am having trouble with my legs so how can I diet and loose weight without excercise? Thu, 14 May 2015 18:05:16 EST lekita Hi I really need help Since 2011 I have lost from over400 to200 but I am having trouble with my legs so how can I diet and loose weight without excercise? Thu, 14 May 2015 18:00:22 EST Starting over...kinda Hi everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself as somebody who is a returning user of the sparkpeople website, which I think is the best site on the Internet! <BR> <BR> The site helped me lose a substantial amount of weight few years ago and I have since found myself in a place where I have started to gain a bit of it back. So I'm back, to use the tools and resources… And hopefully getting some community support. <BR> <BR> I've had three shoulder surgeries in the past year and a half that a... Thu, 14 May 2015 15:41:59 EST Getting Started It's hard to lose weight and stay motivated when you do it on your own. I think I will be more motivated to stay on track with Spark friends. Thu, 14 May 2015 09:04:34 EST Hi guys! 19 year old SoCal gal introduction Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Alexx. I am a 19 year old college sophomore at USC looking to lose a few and get dat slammin' bootay! I really need some help staying motivated, so if anyone wants an accountability partner, workout partner, diet partner or anything to meet with, chat with, text with, whatever. So please friend me, message me, and if you want we can kik or email or something. <BR> <BR> Later! Wed, 13 May 2015 23:30:50 EST My Greatest Fear My greatest fear is not losing enough weight . My second greatest fear is that if I loose it I won't be able to keep it off. I've been there, done that so many times. I am hoping that with SparkPeople, this time, I will succeed . Wed, 13 May 2015 23:03:38 EST Relieved to find this site!!!! I found this site when I was desperately seeking answers for weeks on end to unexplained weight gain, fluid retention and bloating. I googled so many different options, and found many articles and blogs from this site under almost every option. With what seemed like so much good advice coming from "Sparkpeople", I finally decided to visit the actual site !!! Tho I am still desperately seeking answers to my issue..the nutrition tracker has really been a huge eye opener and help as far as ho... Wed, 13 May 2015 19:58:44 EST Giving it a try 60+ !! I'm here.... I'm tracking .... I'm moving. It's a start!!! <em>213</em> Wed, 13 May 2015 18:51:13 EST IT'S ABOUT TIME! Hi! I joined 1 week ago. Wed, 13 May 2015 16:04:35 EST Hey! Hi everyone! I'm Meghan. I am new here but it seems like I can really make progress from this. I am looking for a weight loss buddy, someone who may have had success, someone to motivate me, someone to share their experiences and goals. I also want to help motivate people too. I feel that trying to lose weight together can really help me discipline myself. So if anyone is interested please do not hesitate to message me! Wed, 13 May 2015 14:43:09 EST Ready to get started!! My name is Nicole I live in KC, MO. I am new to all of this but I am to the point in my life I am ready to take back control of my weight. I currently weigh 205 and my goal weight is at least 140. I lost over 30lbs a few months ago when my doctor put me on some weight loss medication. Now I am ready to start working out and lose more weight and tone up! My only thing is I have back problems and I am not sure on what to do that will not kill my back. I am open to suggestion! Wed, 13 May 2015 13:41:58 EST Finally Getting Started Good morning Sparks Family, <BR> I registered in March but because of college I couldn't participate like I wanted. I am graduating tomorrow and I need to lose the weight for health reasons. I am not a big blogger but I do read alot and would greatly appreciate any and all tips. I actually done my first workout this morning and I wear a fitbit. No more excuses. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a blessed and prosperous day! <BR> <BR> Erinmarq Wed, 13 May 2015 09:12:25 EST Hi &#128587; everyone Hi! I've returned to spark people.i can't do it on my own. I bought a short awhile back and it was to big and I thought well ill sleep in it well I put it on tonight and it does me just fine. Ya I'm disappointed &#128542; I called my Dr and ill be seeing a dietitian this time. I lose weight then think hey o can eat what I want now and bring it back. I have lost 83 in the past and have not gained that back maybe like five but that's it. Most I lose now is maybe 15 and 15 will come right back. ... Tue, 12 May 2015 22:00:53 EST I kicked the scale to the curb. I am trying to re-lose 10% of my body weight. I lost that much before, but I have gained it back over the last few years. I've tried to re-start my weight loss focus a few times in the last couple of years, but the scale moves way too slowly for me and I get frustrated 3 weeks in and end up losing interest in the whole process. So I thought this time I'd try something completely different. <BR> <BR> Instead of focusing on weight loss, I am focusing on my daily calorie deficit. I'm taking ... Tue, 12 May 2015 21:44:02 EST intro Hi everyone. I just turned 49 and my goal is to be healthier by the time I'm 50 <em>334</em> As a counsellor I know things are much easier with a supportive group of people, and I also know its better when the people are supportive yet objective (more likely to help me hold myself accountable!). I know I'm the only one who can do it, but I'd like a few "fitness buddies" for this year of renewal as my lovely friends are not really interested in this type of journey. <BR> <BR> Look forward... Tue, 12 May 2015 20:14:26 EST New here Hi everyone. I'm new here. <BR> <BR> I work in healthcare, live alone, and have struggled with my weight for most of my life. Like many others on here, I have done the typical yo-yo of weight loss and weight gain. At times I've lost weight without much struggle at all, but on the other hand I have similarly put it on with no obvious lifestyle changes to account for the weight gain. Of course there had to be some differences, but none that I particularly noticed. <BR> <BR> At this po... Tue, 12 May 2015 19:06:10 EST Returning after a few years... I first joined here in 2011, after a year or so, I was doing other things and just never got back to SparkPeople. Someone suggested the site recently, so I decided to come back am planning to get back on track with weight loss and fitness. It's nice to be back! <em>213</em> Tue, 12 May 2015 17:35:43 EST Learning the Ropes I have been using sparkpeople since 2013, but I am just now exploring the "community". <em>521</em> Tue, 12 May 2015 17:10:19 EST Greetings from a Newbie! This is my first day on Sparkpeople. I love it! I live in Montana where there is a lot of opportunity for hiking, fishing, camping, all the things I love to do but sometimes I find myself un-motivated to do much of anything! I love to eat and my husband and I are starting a new lifestyle with exercise and eating. We hope to make this stick so any advice would be so very helpful! <em>521</em> Tue, 12 May 2015 16:28:54 EST New Relationship Have been on Medifast for 6 weeks -:people are starting to notice the changes. Was asked out by a customer to dinner and a movie - what can I order? Should I warn him about being on a strict diet? Tue, 12 May 2015 15:49:48 EST New Relationship Have been on Medifast for 6 weeks -:people are starting to notice the changes. Was asked out by a customer to dinner and a movie - what can I order? Should I warn him about being on a strict diet? Tue, 12 May 2015 15:47:50 EST Hello I have been on Spark before and I did really well. I got of track but I am back and ready to make this a lifestyle change not just a diet!! Tue, 12 May 2015 14:25:19 EST hi my name is Ashleigh I am going to be 30 in a few weeks and decided it's time for a whole lifestyle make over. I want to loose weight get in shape to be able to run after and play with my kids. Up until now I haven't really done a whole lot more than make a million mistakes in my life that needs to change I want to increase my education which I am in school now I want to learn a new way of eating and getting my kids to eat that way as well Tue, 12 May 2015 13:55:48 EST Hello, I'm new and I'm sharing .. Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm Olaya Brennen from New York.. <BR> <BR> I want also to share with you this entertaining website to take break and share with friends on Facebook, I really love it: <BR> <BR> And there are more.. <BR> <BR> I think I just shared with you something funny :) enjoy and tell me what you got! Tue, 12 May 2015 12:49:05 EST Hey, I'm Jess! Hey y'all, I'm Jess. I'm 19 and a rising sophomore in college. I've been on SparkTeens/SparkPeople for awhile now, but I'm now getting back into pursuing a healthy lifestyle. I love Jesus and I'm actually going on a 2 month mission trip to Toronto this summer! I'd love to meet other college students, Christians, or anyone trying to live a healthy life who wants to be friends <em>41</em> Tue, 12 May 2015 12:28:32 EST Hi! Hi, I'm Katy! I'm looking for support as I try to healthfully lose 120 pounds over the next 2 years or so. Currently I am at day 3 of eating well and it just seems so daunting! I've been able to lose 30 pounds before, but always gained it back. How do I keep at it for the next 2 years and then keep going for the rest of my life? <BR> Sunday, my husband and his friend brought home pizza and breadsticks late at night and I didn't eat a single bite! That really showed me I can do this right now... Tue, 12 May 2015 10:56:37 EST New to message boards Hi everyone! <BR> My name is Liz and this is a big step for me. I love to read everyone's messages but I have never introduced myself. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping by posting I will be more invested in staying on my journey of exercise and losing the ten pounds that I keep loosing over and over again. I. love to work out, but I also love to socialize and eat great food and drink some wine. Moderation I can do. But there is always a reason to get together, and I always want to enjoy my friends and ... Tue, 12 May 2015 08:50:55 EST Sina hi my name is Selena I just wanted to introduce myself to say hi and I hope this program will help me reach the goals that I have set thank you and have a good day Tue, 12 May 2015 03:03:31 EST LET'S DO THIS! Hello SparkPeople. I am a world class professional at starting things and walking away. But I can feel it, this is different. This time I am not happy with any other option. <BR> <BR> I've been slowly, steadily putting on weight over the course of a couple years, through some life changes, the main three being: A traumatic car accident which left me with PTSD. I switched jobs from an on your feet, high energy job working with kids, to a more secure job which now is sitting at a desk. After ... Tue, 12 May 2015 00:09:52 EST In Seek Of Motivation!! Hey!!! New to the community - <BR> I'm loosing all motivation and need to get back on track! <BR> I've had setbacks because "Life Happens" And took a week off but today I just did nothing. I wanted to work out but was LAZYYYY as HELL!!!! I need to get back on it and get it together. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:02:16 EST Hi!! :) Hi Sparkies... <BR> <BR> I'm Kim. :) I was here before .... lost weight ... gained some of it back ... not really happy about that.... so that's why I'm back on Spark. I need a change and this worked really well for me the first time and hoping it will work again for me. It's really difficult to get back on track after months of being *off* track. :( <BR> <BR> I am a fitbit user. I have a cute pink fitbit. I totally love it! :) <BR> <BR> On June 17th - I will be gradua... Mon, 11 May 2015 22:45:43 EST getting started new trying to find my way around <BR> i am not very good with computer. <BR> i am 67 married and trying to get my health back Mon, 11 May 2015 21:41:21 EST Hi! Last week I went to the Dr. for the first time in years. Had a headache that woke me up and scared me. The past year has been horribly stressful, and I knew my blood pressure had to be bad; I am heavier than I ever have been. My blood pressure was 178/110, a1c 9.4 and my weight was 252. Dr put me on blood pressure meds and wanted to see me again this week to get me on medication for diabetes. I am happy to say in one week (actually, 5 days) my blood pressure was 144/78 and I lost 2 pound... Mon, 11 May 2015 20:53:13 EST Workout buddies wanted Hi everyone! I have just joined this site and am looking forward to being a part of It! I am a mom with a teenage daughter and a preteen son. I am happily married and a Beachbody coach. I use their programs and have for years but I have always found having people to keep me going was the only way I saw results! Until recently I would start and stop working out all the time and never completed anything. Starting at the beginning again and again is the worst! I have finally realized at almost... Mon, 11 May 2015 19:15:01 EST Hi yall! Im Joey! I wish Joey was short for Josephine, but it isn't. It isnt short for anything, and that was rough when I was little. Nowadays, I am 33 and have 3 daughters and I love my name, haha! I am looking forward to this journeey - I am always looking for motivational pictures and friends. Oh, and polka-dots are divine! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day, friends! Mon, 11 May 2015 19:08:45 EST NO BREAD BUT NOT LIKING THE CARB % I know carbs are not the enemy, but it is surprising to see where they lurk. Just a protein cereal and milk can jump start the carb count. then add in fruit and pow... but it does seem to be able to be balanced out with the rest of the meals. <BR> Mon, 11 May 2015 16:55:09 EST New to Spark I actually started my weight loss journey 5 years ago. I lost 84 pounds (more than my little niece weighed at the time) in 3 years; I did hit 3, six month plateaus along the way which were awful, but still, I was 10 pounds from my goal when my weight loss efforts completely stalled; 2 years and not an ounce up or down, when BAM! 30 pounds crept on in a month and I have no idea of why, except I had stopped exercising. So I am starting fresh and hoping to hit my goal by Halloween of this year. ... Mon, 11 May 2015 16:22:47 EST Still Figuring This Out... Anyone have a routine they follow when logging in? I'm still new and need suggestions. Thanks.. <BR> my blog link: <BR> <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925171 <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 May 2015 15:48:20 EST I'm just beginning Hey, I'm Kimberley. This is almost been my first full week on Sparkpeople and so far so good. I've gained a several lbs. in the last yr. and I'm now on my journey to work it all off and lose it by diet of course and exercise. I have my goals in place. I started a workout regimen last week and didn't make it back to the gym on day 3. I was so sore I couldn't move. So this week I'm back at it. I did begin taking a Zija supplement over the weekend to give me a boost. So here I go again. I know... Mon, 11 May 2015 14:21:13 EST Too short, too fat :-) I live in eastern NC and love to eat!! That's my problem! Wanting to feel and look better. Got a new job a few months go in which I sit ALL DAY LONG 3 days per week! That's another problem. It's time to DO SOMETHING!!! Mon, 11 May 2015 14:11:20 EST Hi, my name is Danny Hi! My name is Danny and today I'm starting my weight loss journey... it's a long road, I mean to loose 77 lbs to be on a more healthy weight than today. I also want to quit smoking and start a more active life. Thanks :) Mon, 11 May 2015 13:19:02 EST Starting over Hello, several years ago I tried SP and like a lot of other things in my life stopped doing it...I now have a 2 year old and some extra 2 year old baby fat still lingering behind...I'd like to lose the weight not just to be better for my child because my overall health is great, but I'd really like to enjoy how I look and feel!! I am taking steps in other areas of my life to make changes and feel that this will also help me!! I'm glad to be back! Mon, 11 May 2015 11:32:01 EST evening snacking hi I'm fairly new here and I wanted to ask for some advice <BR> <BR> I do really well all day long, come night time I snack mindlessly while I do my homework. I have consciously told myself no I'm not hungry and I still end up eating. <BR> <BR> any suggestions on how to pull away from this bad habit Mon, 11 May 2015 11:06:59 EST Refreshing my attitude Hiya everyone. Been on here a while but have yo-yo'd for the last couple of months. I've decided to go back to my getting started page and re-follow the steps to start afresh with a positive attitude and hopefully some support. I need to be a healthy fit me for myself and my Beautiful children. <em>521</em> Mon, 11 May 2015 06:24:53 EST First day Hello my name is Charles. I found this page by typing over eaters anon in my search bar. I'm a 36 yr old male. I'm 6'1" and weigh about 330#. I've been overweight since I had my tonsils out at 5. This battle has always been something I've held my own at and could push back. When I diet I lose weight super fast. Problem is I can't keep it off. I started going down hill about 5 years ago with problems in my marriage after losing a very good paying job due to back injury. After a year of rehab f... Sun, 10 May 2015 23:40:10 EST First Day using Spark Hello everyone, my name is Natalie. I'm a mother of three beautiful kids. Two of them teens and one on the verge of being 11. I am also a Military spouse of almost 15 years. We have been blessed to travel the world and live in many different places. This mother's day I decided that it was time to really do something for myself. I have set small goals for myself and some larger ones too! I am very excited to start this new journey!! Sun, 10 May 2015 23:04:31 EST Step 1 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I just signed up today. This is my second time to join as I utilized spark people around 7 or 8 years ago. It worked well, then I lost my way. So my first goal of signing up, planning my menu, and learning how to navigate the sight is conquered. The pic in my avatar is from the last time I hit my goal around 6 years ago, and serves as a reminder that I can do it again. <BR> <BR> It's going to be tough, my relationship with food has changed, my schedule has changed,... Sun, 10 May 2015 19:47:38 EST New Here Hello, my name is Susan and I am a 31 yr old single mom. I started my weight loss journey (not my first time) in February. My starting weight was 303 lbs. I am currently down to 288 lbs. I am doing Weight Watchers and was looking for a place to chat and talk to others who are on the same journey as myself. Sun, 10 May 2015 14:27:40 EST First Day Hi everyone, it is my first day on Spark after my friend recommended this site to me. I am hoping to reach my goals and along the way make some new friends. Have a great day Sun, 10 May 2015 12:24:47 EST New to spark Hey everyone. I just joined today. I'm very excited. Right now I just want to include more vegetables in my diet. Sun, 10 May 2015 11:37:56 EST Hello Friends.. I am Netra from India Hello Friends.. I am Netra from India.. Spark people is very nice group Sun, 10 May 2015 10:10:43 EST 550lbs needs help Hello all, <BR> I just joined this site cause I don't know what to do I am beyond obese I am 550 lbs and I am getting to the point were I just hurt all the time. I have been big my whole life so its nothing new but just recently I have noticed that I am getting more and more dependent on my wife get me this get me that help me put my socks on etc I know I need to change and I know I need to start eating right and exercising but it hurts for me to walk and stay on my feet any more than I have... Sat, 9 May 2015 23:20:10 EST Hello everyone My name is Rachael, and I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself and explain why I'm here. I am currently 255 lbs, and that is a tough pill for me to swallow because of how far I let myself go. I used to be a football player when I was in school, played street hockey, softball, etc. I loved playing hard! Well, I was 135 lbs, when I was at the peak of my athletics in school...then I found out I was pregnant! I was so excited and I was terrified! Well, there was a different hand in th... Sat, 9 May 2015 23:07:39 EST New to spark people I am new to spark people. I got my tracker and enjoying exercising with it. So far I have lost 30 pounds since Feb 11, 2015. I have around 100 more pounds to go. Best site that I have found. Sat, 9 May 2015 18:52:33 EST Really blue. I just can't get it together... Hello, everyone. <BR> <BR> I spoke to my therapist today and came to the conclusion, thanks to her question: what would help? ... I am in need of some sort of communal support. I need to lose 100 pounds. I DO need to. I've developed Type II Diabetes, battled off hyperthyroidism but my doctor is hinting that hypo is 50-50 likely to come (and then weightloss is going to be a real b-tch). I have got some sort of foot problem I'm investigating right now, and it's suspected to be Morton's neurom... Sat, 9 May 2015 15:31:24 EST Hello I'll be starting on Monday, May 8th and plan to prepare this weekend. I really want to get healthier and my goal is to lose 50 pounds. <BR> <BR> I'm excited to start this challenge. Wish me luck. Fri, 8 May 2015 22:59:34 EST Hit another obstacle/feeing frustrated New today! Keep finding myself constantly struggling with staying motivated to get to the gym! Eating healthy, I was eating my 5 little meals a day, counting and logging calories, was losing inches no scale weight. But I was okay with that, but I was starting to get frustrated because my friend was doing the same exact thing and was losing all kinds of scale weight. I got tired of hearing how great my friend was looking and but never got the same kind of reactions. I guess my jealousy and... Fri, 8 May 2015 22:28:29 EST Back Again Hello to everyone, <BR> For me this is attempt number 342 I swear! I lay in bed at night and think ''tomorrow I'm going to start an hour per day in exercise and watch everything I eat. I have the routine down pat, what I don't have is the follow-through. But I'll keep trying!| :) <em>41</em> Fri, 8 May 2015 22:03:17 EST Hello everyone!! My name is Amber. I've been using Spark for almost 2 months now, though I've just now started using it consistently. I am a 22 year old mother of one, and interested in connecting with other people (of any age/weight) who would like to share successes and motivation! The more the merrier! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Fri, 8 May 2015 15:37:40 EST Hello Hi all, I am new...just started yesterday and looking forward to meeting new people and possibly getting assistance with my will power issue....I have NONE!!! Fri, 8 May 2015 13:11:20 EST Paula I really need to do this. I'm looking forward to it. Fri, 8 May 2015 12:13:25 EST Hi i am jsut joining! need all the support i can :) weight has always been struggle whether it is maintaining or losing :( hope this helps almost 20 pounds to lose! <BR> Fri, 8 May 2015 10:09:15 EST Looking for new friends! Hallo! My name is Lilly, and I have been on Sparkpeople for a lot of years. But for the most part, I have not really been involved. I know now I need to start reaching out and getting to know others enjoying their journey! <BR> I would love to connect with anyone who is striving to lead a lifestyle involving weightlifting, and bicycling. I also would really like to connect with other who struggle with food addiction and want to take a spiritual approach towards it. I am currently weaning s... Fri, 8 May 2015 06:08:08 EST Super excited for my success! Hi, my name is shanna. I've always struggled with my weight. When I was 15 I took the most amazing diet pills, they had ephedra in them and after a few months on them I looked amazing, but they made my heart race. (Thankfully I'm one of the lucky ones that was not killed by these crazy diet pills). When I was 18 I went on birth control pills and gained about 80 lbs in less than a year. I quit taking the pill, but the damage was done, my hormones were totally screwed up. I started running, ... Fri, 8 May 2015 05:09:36 EST Getting back on track Hi everyone! My name is Rose and I just joined. Getting back on track with my fitness and excited to be on this site! Thu, 7 May 2015 23:33:24 EST Want to be part of a team that checks in daily? <em>30</em> <BR> Would you like to be a part of a team checking in DAILY? Give/receive motivation, accountability, encouragement, tips, and suggestions! Let's inspire each to stay on track moving towards our goals! Join the team by clicking "My SparkPage" then scroll down and click on the team "250-350 Check in daily". Thu, 7 May 2015 23:09:29 EST Doesn't seem like green nutrients figure in i am not doing well eating greens and yet i look pretty balanced in my eating. because i am balanced does that mean i don't need greens? Thu, 7 May 2015 22:59:15 EST clean eating recipes Hi everyone. I have lost 25 pounds and am still on my journey. Just looking for some clean recipe foods out there to give me a great variety. Thu, 7 May 2015 17:28:35 EST New (again). Add me as a friend, I need support! My name's Lindsey. I'm 29, almost 30. I've been on Spark before. Fell off the wagon for various reasons before. Hoping I stick with it this time. I struggle, though. I have a rescue cat named Cooper and love all things Marvel (obviously). I like to read, most sports, most music. Goals are to lose a lot of weight and just be healthy. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 14:49:59 EST New team, 250-350 Check in DAILY Would you like to be a part of a team checking in DAILY? Give/receive motivation, accountability, encouragement, tips, and suggestions! Let's inspire each to stay on track moving towards our goals! Join the team by clicking "My SparkPage" then scroll down and click on the team "250-350 Check in daily". <BR> Thu, 7 May 2015 11:05:09 EST Hi everyone, my name is Caren I am new to Sparkpeople and quite excited about joining this group. I'm 41 and live in a remote part of South Africa. I have an outdoor job in a resort where I do arts and crafts with kids, teach fly fishing, do guided hikes and I am an archery instructor. <BR> <BR> I have been overweight most of my life and need this to change. <BR> <BR> I am sincerely hoping that this is the place to help me do this :) Thu, 7 May 2015 06:21:27 EST Hi Everyone I'm Linda ! It's 2:48 am can't sleep probably eat too much very late . Was starving need to plan my meals. This isn't good! Thu, 7 May 2015 02:49:46 EST looking forward to trading ideas & sharing stories I have joined this community with the hope of meeting like minded people to help share this wellness and weight loss journey. I am 59 and a diabetic. My husband is also working on his wellness goals by joining me in a healthier diet. I worked in a nursing home as a dietary manager and feel I have a pretty good knowledge of what to eat for good health. This has not always translated into practice however. I have always struggled with my weight and while I have made strides it is an ongoing ... Wed, 6 May 2015 23:07:06 EST Back and motivated! It is the best thing I have ever done. Will it last? <BR> I am determined to make it last this time. I believe in myself and that is one of the things I have lacked in the past. My new little Garmon viofit is a big motivator (now I have to learn not to beat myself up when I don't reach my goal.) I know that there will be hard times, and I know I will be happy and thrilled for all the good times. No more letting other people put up a stumbling block. I will gently knock it down and conti... Wed, 6 May 2015 20:53:55 EST New and looking for low carb support I'm using Spark to track at the request of my dr who is transitioning me from a VLCLD I was on to loose as much as quickly as possible for surgery. I still need to lose about 60 lbs to reach goal. <BR> <BR> He has me eating a sustainable low-carb/higher protein (he gave me my guidelines) <BR> <BR> I'm interested in hearing what you eat and don't eat!! Wed, 6 May 2015 20:18:23 EST Monique305 Hi i am new here and hoping to gain a lot of support, healthy tips, and great ways to lose 35 pounds. Wed, 6 May 2015 19:35:02 EST Hello I am new but not new to wanting to lose weight. I have been on Weight Watchers for a while lost some but all my motivators just stopped coming and i fell to pieces. Gained all my weight back and more. Now i just can't seem to get back on track until a friend asked me to join Spark People. Told her i would try for a month before i deleted my subscription to weight watchers. So I have been looking but not fully do the program till this week. Noticed my calorie count kept going up on the days i ... Wed, 6 May 2015 19:21:48 EST New and Determined Hi, I'm Colleen. I'm in the middle of a weight loss journey. I started last October when I had RNY gastric bypass surgery due to diminishing health and prescription overload. I've lost 50 pounds so far, but for the last few months I've been on a plateau. I'm trying to work through it. I was using another free tracker, but it didn't motivate me very much and was getting old. I'm hoping Spark People will spark my weight loss back into gear. I'd like to lose 30-40 more pounds. I'm off a ... Wed, 6 May 2015 14:42:53 EST Hi! I'm Kimberly... Or at least, I used to be. Hello my new found friends! My name is Kimberly and I just joined Sparkpeople last night. I have to say I'm excited to be here. I had joined years ago but never logged in again after that first day and after reading your motivations, stories, encouraging words, and successes, I wish I would have stayed! <BR> A <BR> Here is my (short) story: <BR> I, like many of you, have struggled with weight my entire life. The yo-yo effect has had my head spinning for years. At one point I had lost 75 pound... Wed, 6 May 2015 13:47:49 EST Shocked Hello, I just weighed myself today and I am shocked at how much weight I have gained. <BR> I am tired of being and feeling unhealthy! I just wanna stay motivated and not quit in the middle line I've done so many times. <BR> <BR> Thinking about WW but I don't want to add that expense. Any thoughts? Thanks! Wed, 6 May 2015 13:07:51 EST I am new Hi Everyone- I am a new spark member. I am looking forward to making a healthy new me and being able to use nutrition to lower my blood pressure and cholesterol. Any helpful tips or ideas would be most welcome. Wed, 6 May 2015 11:40:31 EST im new Has anyone any advice on what i could east in between meals to help with hunger pangs that is low in calorie, sometimes i feel weak with hunger &#55357;&#56866; tia xx Wed, 6 May 2015 11:29:58 EST This is Me....Who are you? Here is more about me. <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923574 </link> <BR> I'd love to hear more about you! Wed, 6 May 2015 09:31:43 EST Pushing 50, Not Pushing Up Daisies! Hi, my name's Diane and in October, I will be fifty. I can remember when age fifty sounded so old; but now that I am almost there, I realize that it is not very old at all. I still have a lot of life left for living and I want to live it as healthy and happy as I can. Do you know what that means? For me it means getting rid of those old, old habits that are making me unhealthy and unhappy. <BR> <BR> What old habits do I want to rid myself of? What would I like to change? My entire adult lif... Wed, 6 May 2015 07:39:31 EST Kia ora my name is Whaea Yvonne I'm very keen to maintain my weight that I lost last year through exercise and healthy eating with the help of weightwatchers for 4 months and continued exercise throughout the years. Unfortunately one got a bit complacent over the xmas period and bad habits started to return slowly and before you knew it the weight came back. I need that assurance and support to maintain that healthy body and rid of the excess baggage that has found its way back. I'm trying hard again to drop that excess e... Tue, 5 May 2015 23:06:46 EST New & Glad To Be Here! :) Hi everyone, my name is Melissa and I just joined. I joined in order to receive (and give) support, as well as track goals and read inspirational articles. I am looking to maintain my weight, so my goal is overall health and fitness. Particularly I'd like to work on getting more exercise, as well as drinking more water. So glad this site exists! Tue, 5 May 2015 19:08:21 EST My Spark Journey...Take 4 I am. Again. I was referred to Sparkpeople in 2008, by a friend, and I was convinced it was my lifesaver! In 5 short months, I was down 41 pounds. I made several lasting friendships via our local team. I logged and spun and tracked religiously. Then the holidays hit. Then an attempt to quit smoking. Then frustration. Then, before I knew it, 20 of those pesky pounds crept back. So, I logged back on and gave it another shot. Kind of. Then another attempt at quitting the nasty nicot... Tue, 5 May 2015 17:13:31 EST New and need support! Hi there I've just joined SparkPeople and the first thing I saw was a place to track every little bit of calories I take in but I'm really not looking to do that I just want to juice and have like minded folks to talk to and possibly derive motivation from! :D don't get me wrong I would like to lose weight but if I'm not a calorie counter is this a place for me? Tue, 5 May 2015 16:44:41 EST Hi :) My name is Nicole. I have been on here before but i have always delete my page, but this time i am ready to get healthy for me this time and no one else. Tue, 5 May 2015 16:21:08 EST Getting back on spark. Would like to loose more weight. Tue, 5 May 2015 14:59:56 EST Documentary Research - Excess Skin Hello, my name is Jessica and I am currently researching for a documentary series in the UK about single people with a medical condition. We are looking for UK based single individuals who are looking to start dating again but may feel nervous about a physical condition they may have, such as excess skin. The programme aims to give the individuals confidence in their bodies and realise their excess skin or physical condition should not be holding them back in their search for love. Please fee... Tue, 5 May 2015 07:08:26 EST Aloha from Oahu Hello! I am beginning my Fit before 40 challenge as of...well, yesterday. This is it, my last stretch before the big four-O to get back into shape, become healthy and boost my energy. I want to last over another 40 years, have another child, meet and play with my grandchildren and great grandchildren and be healthy doing it. I'm going to need a lot of encouragement and have a lot of encouragement to give. I look forward to meeting team members on SparkPeople and making lifelong friends. ... Tue, 5 May 2015 02:30:51 EST Up and running finally Wow didn't think getting a new computer was going to be such a hassle been trying to get my page up and just not succeeded woot woot ,time to get serious Mon, 4 May 2015 23:53:29 EST New to SparkPeople Hello out there! <BR> <BR> Just joined SparkPeople and so far, I love it! The food choices and tracking are so easy to use and there seems to be so much positivity and support here. <BR> <BR> I will be 50 this year and want to lose at least 75 lbs. I have tried on my own with little success but need to keep it going. Additional challenge is that I am a shift worker, so if there are any others out there who can share tips or advice, I welcome that!! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to gett... Mon, 4 May 2015 22:52:43 EST Type 2 Diabetic & the other is Hypoglycemic I currently reside in Western Washington and live in a 30' RV. My friend has Type 2 Diabetes that until recently has not be well controlled. Washington is known as the Evergreen state and is simply beautiful but it is some what of a challenge to motivate my friend and myself when the weather is raining most of the time. On very nice days (sunny & dry) we love to take both out dogs out for a walk. My personal challenge is motivating myself to walk when my energy level is low because of not bei... Mon, 4 May 2015 22:09:38 EST Cape Coral, FL Hello, My name is Mary <BR> I am a newbie here. My goal is to lose 40 lbs. So far, I have been successful with Jenny Craig. I lost 30 lbs so far. But like everything else, I have chosen to go on my own. (financial reasons). I am hoping to meet friends who can help teach and motivate me to be successful. If you want to send me a message, I will respond. Thanks. Mon, 4 May 2015 20:53:08 EST New journey. Hello everyone! I'm 24 years old and have been fighting my weight since I was 10. I was never obese but was always the chubby one. I had my baby 2 years ago and was able to lose 30 lb. right after by doing the HCG diet. By now I gained half of the weight back and I'm just tired of starving myself and yo yo dieting to try to maintain it. I need to be happy with myself. I'm very excited to join SparkPeople, make a permanent change, and get to know and relate to your stories and journey! Mon, 4 May 2015 20:08:01 EST Newbie to SP Hi, <BR> My name is Debbye Jean and I live in the high desert of California. I'm brand new to SP. I lost 60 lbs a few years ago and managed to gain 46 of them back. I need some support as I start my weight loss journey. I'm going to Spain September 22 to walk the Camino de Santiago and my goal is to lose as much weight as possible before I go. According to SP, I can get to my goal weight by October 17 if I stay on track, which is about a 49 lb weight loss for me. I hope to meet some others wi... Mon, 4 May 2015 19:57:12 EST New To Spark Hello, <BR> I recently joined spark and just started with a routine on May first. I've never been too concerned with my weight or eating habits. I've also never thought much of exercise, but have always wanted to run a 5k, just because. This year I turned 42 and have noticed I'm starting to get chunky, plus my college daughter was diagnosed with pre-diabetes so I thought this was the perfect time to run that 5k. I got a fit bit for my birthday so I have been trying to make my step goal everyd... Mon, 4 May 2015 17:00:54 EST Hi from an old Newbie Learning how to be important to myself and take care of myself as much as I do other people in my life. <BR> <em>211</em> Mon, 4 May 2015 15:45:29 EST Also from Canada!!! Just started today. Mon, 4 May 2015 14:14:22 EST Newbie Here New to, looking forward to useful tips and tricks to stay on track and also the motivation factor from others! I am 34 years old and I want to loose 87 pounds total! <BR> I'm a huge water drinker so that's a plus, just need to get on track with the food choices and need more options! I also need to get moving with Exercise, I think that is going to be key for me! <BR> Any useful tips people can provide, bring them <em>30</em> Mon, 4 May 2015 13:01:04 EST Jumping the Gun for Lisa I am planning on starting a weight-reduction journey upon the birth of my daughter, Lisa, which I will not approach with any rigour until she is about 6 weeks old, provided my own recovery is healthy. I am 37 1/2 weeks pregnant, 5' 6", 162 lbs, and my current goal is to maintain my weight, as long as everything is still measuring good with her. <BR> <BR> Beside anticipating being a new mom, I am a free-lance classical trombonist with a small studio, and I do administrative work for my mot... Mon, 4 May 2015 12:52:07 EST Looking for Balance in my Journey Hi, my name is Sheila. I'm here because I know this place is the best place for support and motivation. I've been here before so I know the ropes. However, I never seem to complete my goals. So I'm here again to try and do this slowly and with balance. I always try to win the race against others or myself and it never works. I want to have fun, enjoy my food and get healthier by making small changes instead of big leaps. Hope to make some friends along the way. See you soon! Mon, 4 May 2015 11:34:41 EST I'm giving it another try (low carb eating) Hi. My name is Amanda. I just had a birthday, yesterday, which I turned 29. I have been trying to loose weight for nearly 10 years...I have tried everything under the sun. I have done weight watchers, low carb (more successful than any other diet for me), counting calories, and the list goes on and on. I decided to quit weight watchers recently after over a year of being on it with very little success despite following the diet almost religiously. I decided to try the low carb thing again whi... Mon, 4 May 2015 10:40:50 EST I'm giving it another try (low carb eating) Hi. My name is Amanda. I just had a birthday, yesterday, which I turned 29. I have been trying to loose weight for nearly 10 years...I have tried everything under the sun. I have done weight watchers, low carb (more successful than any other diet for me), counting calories, and the list goes on and on. I decided to quit weight watchers recently after over a year of being on it with very little success despite following the diet almost religiously. I decided to try the low carb thing again whi... Mon, 4 May 2015 10:40:16 EST Back again.... I fell off the wagon ( jumped, actually) but I am back and just need to make it through the next few days and I will be ok, I quit smoking cold turkey- I don't understand why this is so difficult!!!!! Looking for some friends :) Mon, 4 May 2015 09:17:16 EST New to Spark People I am a newbie and sort of confused on things but very excited to be here.I have 3 grown children and is time for me to change somethings in my life. Losing weight and getting fit at my age is tougher then I thought. Since the first of the year I have lost 20 pounds. So joining Spark People is just what I need to heip me get to my goals. Thanks everyone for the help and support. Mon, 4 May 2015 00:42:49 EST the slow rosd Hello I'm Marissa. My main plan is to just take everything one day at a time and not make huge goals. I am going to go slow and make this fit into my life instead of making my life about losing weight. I get too excited about it and then get so overwhelmed by change that I end up worse than where I was. <BR> A little background: I am 25, single mom and my daughter is 4, occupation is dog grooming, hypothyroid. Sun, 3 May 2015 21:39:24 EST Hi! New and looking for women with similar stories Hi! I'm 34 and starting my weight journey (again!). I'm looking to lose about 30 pounds. I am a stay home mom with 3 kids. And 8 year old at school and twin 4 year olds at home with me. I have PCOS so sometimes that makes things a little harder. I'm currently doing Jillian Micheals body revolution and trying a lower carb diet that supposed to help my PCOS. <BR> <BR> Hoping to connect some women for some support and accountability!! Sun, 3 May 2015 20:58:30 EST newbie I just join tonight, will start tracking tomorrow. Sun, 3 May 2015 19:44:37 EST Success Well I did myself proud made it up and down the stairs about 244 steps 3x's plus did a small hike and the hill on up the back of the stairs <em>30</em> <img src=""> Sun, 3 May 2015 18:55:17 EST Hello from overweight RN Hi, I just went through back surgery in December 2014. I have been gaining weight since April 2014 while I was unable to work. I am back to work but still need to lose 50 pounds. Sun, 3 May 2015 17:29:50 EST One more time - making this the last time! I have returned and I seemed to be more motivated than ever. Maybe it is because I have a new doctor who seems to want to work with me. She sent me for a second test for my blood sugar, and though it is "border line", which it has been for years, she seems to be taking it more serious than any one of my previous doctors. I have been very care and checking in everyday, recording my food and I bought a Garmon Viobit and have been tracking my steps. I try to exceed my previous day's goal ea... Sun, 3 May 2015 16:52:10 EST Hello! new and looking for friends... I just joined and so far so good! Looking for friends to share this experience with. Sun, 3 May 2015 11:19:00 EST Hello, from an old geezerette I have decided its time to lick this diabetes 2 once and for all with losing weight and eating better. Medications are not the only way to control this disease and I intend to win my battle with it. Weight goal is to be about 40 to 50 pounds lighter by the end of this year if possible. Counting carbs and probably calories too, plus that dreaded word exercise. <BR> <BR> Hobbies are several craft projects, flowering and bird watching in our yard. Sun, 3 May 2015 11:12:46 EST ziadawn2 I recently received custody of my two grandchildren. I have been taking care of family members and have decided that I now need to concentrate on making changes with me, including losing weight and becoming healthier, so that I will be able to be there for a long time for my grandchildren. I enjoy working out (I became lapsed because I hate going alone - I am trying to change that), and I enjoy cycling. Sun, 3 May 2015 08:39:55 EST New to Spark Hello Spark People. Just getting started on my journey. You have to start somewhere, I am right around 300 pounds. The last year has been a very hard one, with stress from work personal relationships and suffered loss in my family as well. Sat on the sidelines in a bad place and watched myself gain weight. Well that all has to change. moving forward trying to get myself back. <BR> Glad to be here seems like a pretty supportive group, might need some of that. Sun, 3 May 2015 06:33:31 EST New to SparkPeople My name is Kiera. I am new to the SparkPeople website. So far it seems like a wonderful site with nutrition, fitness, and measurement trackers; articles and videos for exercising and other topics. I'm looking to lose approximately 100 pounds and gain endurance to pass a local police department physical fitness exam. I would also like to change my eating habits to be healthier than they currently are by tracking what I eat (hence the excitement over the nutrition tracker). I have started a rai... Sat, 2 May 2015 23:32:15 EST low carb or lowfat Hi I'm wondering if anyone in here is doing low carb and losing. I have been doing low carb since February and only managed to take off 8 lbs. I have been under 20 carbs been in ketosis and religiously weighed counted measured everything. I'm considering going low fat just because I feel so discouraged especially when it seems weight is dropping off everyone else. I'm glad for them but I'm thinking maybe my body just isn't taking to it. I have 40 lbs I want to lose and I have done low fat bef... Sat, 2 May 2015 21:27:29 EST new from NZ, and feeling a bit dubious about this Hi Guys, just joined today, i added my weight to the initial page, 87kg and my goal is 74kg and then i read i can acheive that by mid June...i know this isnt actually possible unless im doing biggest loser show....have i done something wrong? Sat, 2 May 2015 20:38:13 EST New to spark, long time retired. I retired for the 3rd time about 20 years ago. I think I'll stay retired this time. I spend a lot of time as a volunteer at various organizations when my wife and I aren't travelling by car. My primary volunteer task is as a tour guide at an aviation museum. Sat, 2 May 2015 19:52:42 EST New and Physically Challanged Hello, I am new to this site (my nutritionist recommended it). I have a steep goal of losing about 75 lbs. by Jan. 2016 and it is more difficult as I have just been told I need to limit or remove caffeine from my diet due to possible GERD (I love chocolate and coffee, so it's killing me). I have had both hips replaced and they are serving me well, but I'm finding it hard to get a real good work out in other than walking. I don't do much cooking at home, but would love fast and healthy recipes... Sat, 2 May 2015 18:13:33 EST First day of early Retirement: Fitness is Goal #1 Decided six months ago to retire from my stressful worklife - the generosity of several of my late siblings offered me the chance to do so and when my mother passed away in Dec 2014, I was certain: Early retirement was the only way to truly focus on my health and fitness goals! As an 8 year cancer survivor, I know the importance of a fit body and mind to prevent recurrence. Starting today May 2nd I am renewing my contract with myself to MOVE every day with exercise and be aware of what I e... Sat, 2 May 2015 18:00:25 EST Newbie Hi everyone I'm new to this and just signed up for Spark people. Any tips and tricks you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Hope everyone is having a skinny day :) Sat, 2 May 2015 17:45:24 EST hello from Canada Just want to introduce myself. I'm 42 yrs old married with two teen boys. I'm trying to eat better,exercise more then hopefully tone a little and lose abit Sat, 2 May 2015 09:19:06 EST Saying Hi! Good morning all! Not quite new to Sparkpeople but I've been away for some time. Want to get back healthy, lose some weight. So I'm starting again! <em>213</em> Sat, 2 May 2015 07:56:53 EST Jenny Hi guys! <BR> Just trying to get motivated in this fitness journey Sat, 2 May 2015 00:51:55 EST New here Joined to help my wife out. She is Wanttobebetter1. <BR> Figured I could use this too for keeping track of my weight lifting and stuff. I am an Army Soldier as well. <BR> Keep it up everyone. <BR> I know people usually like inspirational things. My motivation is The Rock! <BR> He is a great guy who inspires you to push it! Do it! <BR> <BR> Know you can beat any goal you have! <BR> Fri, 1 May 2015 20:09:11 EST please help Hi everyone I hope everyone day is going well I was wondering if everyone can pass this message to everyone they know can you please help make this little girl wish come true we don't know how long she may have in life and all she ask for is to go to Disney world please even a penny help here is the link thank you Fri, 1 May 2015 20:07:33 EST every day is a fresh start Hi everyone, <BR> I hope you have a wonderful weekend and where ever you live I hope the weather will be nice. It's so much more fun to walk or ride a bike when the sun is out. Live, Love, and Laugh <BR> Cindy Fri, 1 May 2015 16:50:02 EST Fitbit or another brand??? I am interested in getting a tracking activity device....any opinions on which ones you all prefer? <BR> Thanks. Fri, 1 May 2015 16:02:05 EST Hello Hello! I'm NatashaRebecca, I'm 20 years old. I weight 156lbs at 5'2. I've lost a little over 30lbs so far and have another 46 to go, I just can't seem to get to it! The last 3 months I've been losing and gaining the same 4lbs. I do great during the week then get pizza or takeout on the weekends, have a little wine and a few too many treats! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that by joining here I'll have the support I need to get the last of this weight off me! So please feel free to add me, I will be u... Fri, 1 May 2015 14:14:26 EST Hello All My name is BB and i have been on my weight loss journey since 2010 and have lost 68 lbs and have keep it off but still 6 hard pounds to lose , dont sound like much but its the hardest. I am a grandmother and just love it!!! Looking for help to get the last pounds off before the summer. Fri, 1 May 2015 11:46:55 EST What to do? I am new to SparkPeople - but not new to the diet yoyo. I have gone to the gym - averaging 45 minutes at least 4 times a week and have made the necessary cuts in my diet. I started the diet a month ago and the gym about 2 wks ago. This being said... I am having a hard day today. I have felt hungry since I woke up! I had a lovely breakfast and lunch can't come quick enough. Anyone have any suggestions? (PS - already ate my carrots...) Fri, 1 May 2015 11:10:49 EST Happy Friday! Hi I am Shelly and I started almost a week ago and glad to be here! Could use all the info you have to share with me:) I'm really going to try and stay positive and do the best I can. Look forward to making some friends here! <BR> Good luck to everyone with their goals. Fri, 1 May 2015 06:53:03 EST Back again Hi I am back again and with a 12 lb weight gain. I am now at my all time heaviest. This does not feel great. Much work to do and in need of encouragement and support. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:00:17 EST getting back on track My name is Karen I'm 52 and need to lose 150+ lbs. I'm a Christian,wife,mother,sister and grandmother. I was on Spark several years ago then fell off the wagon I'm back and trying to get back on track. I have been smoke free for over a year now. Looking forward to getting healthier. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:28:59 EST new to the program Good afternoon, my name is Carol and I really need to lose weight and need to know how the program works. I am a Christian Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:28:41 EST Hello I am new to SparkPeople. I have been just looking around this site. There is so much to learn. I am a Widow with two grown girls. I am from Minnesota but moved to Texas 15 years ago. I have struggled with food all of my life, but was able to stay on the thinner side. I worked as an accountant for most of my working life and wore suits. Since I have past the 62 year mark weight is just harder to take off and keep off. I am on my feet 5 hours a day and try to keep moving when home. I kno... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:40:01 EST Crazy dog person with 100 lb to lose Hello everyone, it's nice to meet you all. <BR> <BR> As my title says, I'm a crazy dog person. I have four lovely dogs and they're a big part of my inspiration to lose this weight. I want to be more active for them, to take them hiking and actually be able to keep up with them at the dog park. <BR> <BR> I'm 21 years old, 5'5.5" and live in the Chicago suburbs. My current weight is 240, goal weight is 140. Weight loss by calorie counting is no new thing to me, I have done it before. Thus b... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:27:28 EST I'm going to stick to this time! I have used SparkPeople on and off for several years. I always lose weight when I am tracking what I eat. I then think I can do it without tracking daily and inevitably gain weight again. So, this time I am committing to sticking to it! Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:16:13 EST intro hi everyone I go by Msd2272 but my name is Denise Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:57:36 EST Hiya! I go by knighthood77 I actually joined last fall, but I don't think I introduced myself. I hardly spent much time on Spark, but decided to give it another shot. <BR> <BR> Long story short. Fell in 2012. Hurt ankle. Never quite healed. Had exploratory surgery in early 2014. Better, but still not quite right. Plus I have to overcome surgery tightness and all that fun stuff. <BR> <BR> After this injury, dealing with pain just gocery shopping and being immobilized after the surgery. The ability to move is super imp... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:58:56 EST Hi I'm Donna hi, after a lot of consideration I decided to Join this community. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if I will be welcome here though. <BR> A bit about me: <BR> <BR> I'm almost 45 and until a couple of years ago I struggled with anorexia nervosa (restrict/purge) type from the age of 16. <BR> My weight at its lowest point was 74lbs possibly a little lower. I won't go into the details but needless to say I messed my health and body up. <BR> <BR> As a result I'm now overweight after my recovery. I'm ver... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:21:25 EST overweight....walking 5 miles <em>2</em> <BR> Made five miles...gotaa work on my food intake Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:06:43 EST My Introduction! Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Sarah and I am a 24y/o female set to be married to my wonderful fiance in June of 2016. I have a rare vascular autoimmune disease called Behcet's Disease, and the effects of the disease along with the medications I have to take (including Prednisone) have caused me severe weight gain and it is difficult to manage it. My doctors also started me on chemotherapy in November and I have to take it weekly for the rest of my life (60+ years!) so that was a real downer fo... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:30:30 EST New here and I'm tryna lose 30lbs... HELP! I need help... no matter what I do I just can't seem to lose the weight... can sum1 plz help me Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:20:37 EST Good Evening Everyone :) My name is Ronda. I have been off from this site for about 6 years. Its time for me to get back on track. I am looking for someone to email or message during the day to keep me accountable and of course to meet people that are struggling with the same issues that I am. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:47:13 EST My Weigh! Hello Everyone! My name is Cris. I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, student, and nurse. As you can guess, my life is extremely busy. I have been recording primarily my nutrition information on and off for the past month or so, but figured it's time to step it up a notch. I have lost 9 pounds so far and am hoping to lose at least another 20 by mid June. With the weather improving, I plan to be outdoors walking/gardning in the evenings. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:06:18 EST Newbie Hey Sparklers I am new to the game. I have tried a program that helped me and still like however I lose motivation. I am an emotional drinker and eater. Recently separated single mom, I need help with time management and encouragement and stay motivated. Please give me a shout! Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:09:04 EST Not counting calories Hi there! <BR> I'm new to this site but not to nutrition. Wouldn't say I'm a professional, as in certified and over glorified. I'm only known in select groups and they have been wondering why I don't go into modern medicine. It's because I don't want to be regulated by the government anymore than what is required to be an American. <BR> I'm here because I truly want to help people. Trying to find ways to do that. The internet seemed an obvious choice so here I am. <BR> I'm not tracking my f... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 03:04:33 EST hello Hello spark family , I am a 43 year old female. I have been married for 23 years and have two beautiful kids, well they are grown but still they will always be my kids lol. I am a proud grandma of a beautiful boy name King Simmons. That's how came up with the username. Throughout these glorious years I have gained over 100 pounds. Not ever having much time to think about me. But now I want to change all of that. Yes I want to lose this weight for me! I love food, all kinds of it. I have neve... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 02:12:51 EST