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 Starting over fresh Hi all! After yo-yoing for 10 years, I decided to start over fresh! I closed my previous account (jesswahoo) and am doing it right this time. I'm trying to be more active; making sure I log EVERYTHING; and getting at least 10 minutes of movement in a day. I'm looking forward to getting going again! Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:51:41 EST Exercise to regain health Hello all, <BR> <BR> I am a 60 years old male. I have had a series of heart and weight problems in the last year. <BR> <BR> Doctor's advice : Lose weight and do exercise. <BR> <BR> Sparkpeople offers assistance in both fields. So here I am <BR> <BR> Michel Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:53:07 EST Hi Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I have decided to join Spark People and get my weight loss back on track, hopefully with the tools on the site rather than stumbling through on my own. <BR> <BR> Around 5 years ago I weighed 286lbs (20st 4lbs) and started to lose weight, and managed to get down to 183lbs (13st 11lbs) ish. I did this by basically eating a weight watcher soup of 99 calories for lunch and a 500 calorie ready meal for dinner during the week (weekends were a free for all). Obviously this ... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:56:30 EST Trying something different Good morning for day 5! I'm a frustrated WW member who is trying something different with my food journal. The smart points are not working for me and I'm starting to gain the weight back.Wish me luck. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:35:17 EST Back again Was trying low carb now going to try this need support Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:07:40 EST Caregivers How do full time caregivers find time for themselves? And for folks cooking three meals a day for invalids who are trying to gain wieght, how is your weight loss plan going? And how to people find the energy? Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:25:09 EST New here I'm 47 years old and told myself that I would never see the scale hit 200 lbs. Well 2 weeks ago at my yearly physical I was 206. I was so bummed. I'm completely commitment to getting this weight off. I'm tired of always feeling so tired and sore. I know that if I drop some weight some of my aches and pains will go away. I've been at it for almost a week now and I'm feeling pretty good about myself. I haven't been able to do a lot of exercise due to a foot injury. I can't wait to go on... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:59:39 EST moving from beginner to intermediate exercise leve Hi: Could we talk about when an individual is ready to move from beginner to intermediate exercise level with the videos here. How do I know when I am ready and how much time do I need to put into a workout at a beginner level? Thank you for any help you can provide. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:54:11 EST Im new to the group and getting back in shape I joined a gym in march i believe and it has been super sloe progress to this point. I clean houses all day and get to the gym 1-3 times a week. Diet is good for the most part some weeks and terrible other weeks 😂? <BR> I do 20-20 eliptical each time then the remainder is weight machines. I am more heavily concentrated on leg machines though as my trap muscles kill me and make it hard to do those machines. Lost 7lbs then regained it all back, but i have gained 2 inches in the thigh and los... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:34:29 EST Newb to SP not new to trying to get healthy I am Debbie. I am 54. Currently weigh around 254. It is not weigh in day. I was 267.7 at the doctor on the 31st of May. The doctor was mad at me because I previous lost 15 lbs last summer. So I took the hint. Walking is about all I can do. I tried the elliptical and it made my bad leg scream. So I bought a treadmill so I have no excuses. So I did that 11 days in a row for 30 minutes. Today I walked the trail for 52 minutes. I jogged the last 40 feet. Tomorrow I am participating in a race. th... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:00:14 EST A returning journey Hi there! I am a 30 year old homeschooling mama to three with some weight to lose. I have planned for weight loss before and have somewhat succeeded until I plateaud and gave up...or something threw my off my routine (and I mean something as simple as a doctors appointment at the time I normally worked out). <BR> <BR> My plan is to accept that bad food choices happen, things happen where I won't be able to work out when I have the energy and want to work out, and that reading the labels isn... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:40:03 EST Hiya Everybody! New to these boards, just looking for like minded people to shoot the breeze with. My gf and I have spent the past year getting our health and fitness level back in order, and although I'm within a few lbs of my goal, it's time to set some new ones! I've gone from an all time high of 194lbs down to my current 145! Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:19:11 EST New Hi, im jen. I want to try a new support group. Weight Watchers is not that good. I want to lose 30 pounds. <em>104</em> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:55:28 EST Trying again I used Sparkpeople 5 years ago and lost 85 pounds then my mom passed away and I gained it all back plus some. I'm trying again and I would love some new friends on my page. Fingers crossed I can do this again! Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:35:55 EST Accountability Buddy? Hey everyone, I'm Tara. I would love to find a partner to help each other stay on track and check in with each other through text or email. Anyone else looking for that? Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:07:44 EST Totally Committed I have struggled for the past 30 years with my weight. It is now or never and it is NOW. I have at least 100 pounds to lose and I know with prayer, community support and daily accountability I CAN lose it. I have an office job and walk at least 4 mornings a week. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:35:31 EST Restarting member... Have decided to try some of the challenges. Today I'm supposed to introduce myself on the message boards. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:14:25 EST New members please do not set page to private. I love to welcome new members and offer encouragement but am finding the majority lately set to private .. If they are private, no one can come visit. <BR> Thanks ....... it is your choice but difficult to welcome newbies. <BR> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:54:43 EST Is premium membership worth the cost? I've been using Sparkpeople off and on for quite a few years. Getting back to it now and wondering if anyone can shout out their opinions of whether the $30 premium membership is worth it. No way to preview without adds and see whatever else it gets you. Let me know. Thanks! Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:33:36 EST Doing it this time Hello everyone. My name is Alex and I and trying this road again. I have been on and off SP several times but this time will be different. I am finally at a place where I can commit to myself over anything else. That is what I am here to do! Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:29:30 EST The last 16. I lost 55 pounds in the last year, gained back 11 pounds ..... and here I am back on the trail ready to drop the last 16 pounds for good. I've done this before so I know what to do pretty well, it's just finding the energy to stay motivated. But, so far so good! Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:12:09 EST Hi Again Not new here, back again after several years. I came pretty close to my goal weight last time, but struggled with my emotional health which set me back. Now that I'm in a much better space, I'm here to get back on track with my overall wellbeing. This is important to me, because I am now a student teacher so I want to be a positive role model to the kids I work with, physically, emotionally and mentally. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 13:56:28 EST Returning User Preparing for a new Lifestyle Hi, all! I am a returning user to SparkPeople...I used it several years ago and enjoyed it then. It has made some great improvements since then, so I am excited to be back. <BR> <BR> Recently I was diagnosed with hypertension, hypothyroidism and pre-diabetes and a continuing diagnoses of PCOS (since I was 16) and obesity (almost 300 pounds at 5'7"). At the age of 37, I am hoping to reverse or manage several of these conditions. The doctor has me taking several medications; but I know in gen... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:15:10 EST Starting over for the millionth time! Hi everyone. I just discovered this group. I have been on every diet known to mankind and have failed at all of them. I am hoping that maybe I can get some inspiration and motivation here. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get started? Sat, 17 Jun 2017 22:39:42 EST Join our Gratitude Journals Team New to Spark? Join our Gratitude Journals Team.....we'd love to have you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=59036 </link> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:03:29 EST it's me :) Mom of 6. Halmeoni to 5. Birthday in July and want to get back to 163 before that time. @ 163 I am still overweight, but this is where I was back in 2010 when I lost 35.8 pounds. Made a move and gained it all back. Have been on and off every since trying to get it off, but never really consistent in my efforts. This time... it is coming off and staying off. PERIOD. :) Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:53:15 EST Hello from Michigan! Hello everyone. I'm new here, joining SparkPeople on 6/5/17, but actually started on 6/12/17. I'm really excited about joining and look forward towards total transformation one day at a time. I'm looking to lose 100+ pounds and would love to hook up with others with the same long goal challenge. Best of luck to everyone in their weigh lost journey! <em>213</em> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:35:54 EST new to sparkpeople and gastric bypass Hi, I am new to sp and I joined because my bariatric doctor wants everyone to join for the support and experience of others that have gone through or is going through the same things I am. But all the groups I found that are related are not active. So are there any bariatric ppl look for a group for support? If so I would be willing to Co lead one.. hit me up! Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:35:44 EST Hello from Michigan! Hello everyone. I'm new here, joining SparkPeople on 6/5/17, but actually started on 6/12/17. I'm really excited about joining and look forward towards total transformation one day at a time. I'm looking to lose 100+ pounds and would love to hook up with others with the same long goal challenge. Best of luck to everyone in their weigh lost journey! <em>213</em> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:34:04 EST New girl Hi-I'm Heather. I'm 41 and live in Northern California. I lost over 100 pounds a few years ago by cutting out sugar and processed food. I was very active and taking care of myself, and I had never been happier. I moved from Georgia to California 2 years ago and lost my father and grandmother soon after that. I also work from home, so I'm somewhat isolated. All of this has lead to a 30 pound gain. I have given half-hearted tries, but I'm ready to commit to getting my happy place back. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:43:42 EST New here My name is Deborah but most people call me Deb. At 225 and 63 years old, I need all the help I can find. Not sure exactly how all this works but I would like be to hear from others who are on this journey. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:42:36 EST No more dieting...I want a new way to live! Really interested in changing my whole lifestyle and I like how SP has set up a community to facilitate the process. Someone had shared a picture yesterday that said it takes 21 days to create a new habit and 90 days to change a lifestyle. I believe this to be true as I look at the last 90 days of my life and now I want to tailor make my life to include all the things that make me happy and healthy. I want to lose weight and if it happens quickly YAY! However, I want the weightloss and confid... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:24:34 EST Belly fat This may have been discussed previously. Would like to know if there are any posts regarding how to get rid of belly fat. I have mobility problems so can't lay on floor. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:17:33 EST Old but new :) Have been on Spark for quite some time - have lost over 100lbs but still have some to go - it took almost a year and a half, but have maintained for about a year now. Starting to feel old habits slipping back in, so the 'spark' in me is going to put a stop to that and work on getting the last 50 or so pounds off. So glad Spark is always here, patiently waiting for my return :) Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:51:47 EST Slow loser, but plugging along For the last 5 years I've gained 10 pounds each year. In March I committed to Get Healthy! I joined a gym and now work out with weights and on the treadmill. It's been nearly 8 weeks, and I've lost 12 pounds. I'm hoping there is some muscle gain in there too. I had hoped for nearly double that weight loss, but I do feel great about all the positive changes I've made. Any other slow losers out there? Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:37:27 EST Back onboard! Hello from Baton Rouge! Just wanted to introduce myself once again. I've been bouncing around for a couple of years across various weight loss companies and sites trying to find the one that I can follow and enjoy. Mine is the usual story.....start a program, lose weight, stop the program, gain weight, start another program, maybe join a gym, lose some weight, stop the program, stop the gym, gain the weight back. Yeesh! Why can't I succeed?? It seems I can't seem to break the cycle and un... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:12:01 EST Hello all Well I just wanted to introduce myself...I am new to SparkPeople. I was previously using Calorie Count the past year and switched to My Fitness Pal. I still use My Fitness Pal in this transitional phase because it is easier for me to log. I lost both parents as a child and I am an emotional eater. I recently lost my grandmother who raised me, and was up to my ultimate high at 170 (I have not weighed that much since 10 years ago when I had gestational diabetes with my first of three sons). I h... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:27:12 EST New to Spark People After trying unsuccessfully for years to lose weight I had weight loss surgery and did great for the first year - lost 50 lbs. My life took a drastic change and the weight is coming back. <BR> <BR> I hope to find a meal plan and exercise routine that will keep me accountable for what I do. <BR> <BR> Here's to 40 lbs gone in 6 months Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:19:31 EST A year of small changes equals a better me! Greetings, friends! <BR> My name is Tracy and I am back at SparkPeople once again for some motivation to reach my goals! <BR> I have committed myself to making ONE small change every day for a year; 365 small changes that will add up to a healthier, happier, greener me! <BR> In the next year, my goals are to: <BR> 1. Lose 30 lbs. <BR> 2. Increase my fitness level by at least 50% <BR> 3. Eliminate unnecessary chemicals from my home <BR> Wish me luck! I'm going to need it <em>211</em> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:23:48 EST Day One Day one of the rest of my life and I am choosing to live it one day at a time, be the best I can be, celebrate my sucess and forgive any failings. For all the diets I've been on in my life they have shown me that losing weight isn't about a diet, but about a life change and today I am making that change. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:50:50 EST Trying to find the right VSG board Hi Everyone, I had my lap band removed and VSG surgery on 5/5/2017, I just had my one month checkup and I'm down 20 pounds, WAHOOOOO <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well and I look forward to connecting with other people who have had VSG. I am doing great and adding more steps and exercise each day. Hope you have a great day! Mary Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:50:22 EST New again from Kentucky Hi all. I am back into my weight loss journey again after a break. Just moved to Covington, KY and starting a new job. Lots of stress lately. <BR> Needing all the help I can get to become more healthy, get in shape and lose around 100 lbs. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:48:01 EST New from SC <em>30</em> Hello I'm a diabetic type 2. I need the challenge, weight loss buddies and encouragement. I'm ready to offer encouragement too. Hope to hear from a lot of you. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:08:06 EST Need a workout buddy... Hi from Andrea <BR> Is there anyone in San Diego looking for a buddy to walk, bike or workout with? Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:36:55 EST Twenty Pounds to Lose! Hello! <BR> <BR> I am a 27 year old female living in the South. Lots of good food, lots of activities and lots of opportunity to spend time by the pool. Unfortunately, I have been engaging in less activities and much much more enjoying of the food. While I always have and always will love food, I am not so in love with the other aspects of this affair. I have very little energy, I am tired constantly and I am much less social than I used to be. I have tried to cut back and cut out, but poor... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:11:04 EST Not new, just starting over... Have been diagnosed with diabetes. I can use all the help i can get. I do not want to become medication dependant. Any of you out there that have controlled yours by diet only, please share your success with me! Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:31:45 EST Hey Hey Hey Its just me! I'd like introduce myself! They call me Colbert....I am a father of two and a loving man. Oh and we got a pup also, but I just want to share a little bit of my success story. I mean for now success story. I feel like it's been a long ride. I am 35 years old and have been strugglin' with weight for sometime now.....A bunch of up and down. Since I was a kid. I would always get up in the middle of the night and eat hole in the fridge. One day a man told me that if I drank water instead of pop a... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:25:37 EST Jen Hey out there, I am a 40 year old engaged woman with a graduate, senior in high school and a freshman in high school. I work up to 13 hours a day at an assisted living facility in a memory care unit which I love. On December 15, 2015 I had a ROUX-EN-Y surgery. At that time I was at my heaviest which was 254. I am currently 186 and wanting to be 140. I love to do needlepoint, cross-stitching, going for walks and playing cards or board games. I am currently looking for exercise ideas because th... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:21:09 EST Hello from New Brunswick, Canada Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> It is a lovely day by the ocean and I am starting my day. Although I would like to lose weight it is my primary goal. I am on medication that causes weight gain so I do not know if I am able to lose weight. After a long illness I am trying to re-establish a more healthy lifestyle. I have had great difficulty with eating so I am now learning to eat normally. The meal plan is really helpful. I am also trying to establish an exercise program. Walking 15 min per... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:09:07 EST Hello From Iowa. Hello everyone I'm here in Iowa where the Temperature are extreme half the year lol no but seriously I have joined this site to lose weight i really need to cause i do not feel healthy at 295.2 but when i started last week i was 297.2 so I'm on a good start and I'm proud of myself this is a start to a new me the me who is healthy and who has her GED and a better job a car and her own place I'm hoping to make it all happen by the end of 2018 wish me luck! :) Mon, 12 Jun 2017 21:21:55 EST Anyone from South Dakota or Minnesota? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My husband and I Recently retired to Sioux Falls, South Dakota from Worthington, Minnesota. Looking for someone fun to do things in the community or just to have a cup of coffee and talk. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:55:51 EST New Life Hi Everyone, my name is Mike, my story is like so many others. Fat as a child, remained obese through high school, and adulthood. Ive tried so many times to lose weight and gain control of my bad eating habits. Everytime with same results, lose some weight, then gain it all back plus a few. In 12 days I turn 50 and here i am on another journey to try and change. I'm also fighting a gambling addiction, so i find myself rewarding me for not gambling by eating. I feel like I'm in a washin... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:14:30 EST i had email told me to introduce my self Hi, I a 41 , looking to lose, 85 to 90 pounds, my I deal weight for my height, etc is 115 to 120 pounds . I started here on spark 6/5/17 my weight was 203.5, my bf 40.7bw 43.2,bmi 37.4., last night weight jump on the scale, bf. 40, bw 43, bmi 36.6 <BR> amd my weight is now 199.9 pounds. Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:38:13 EST BThomas 161 hope everyone had a great weekend , now I am ready to get this weight off and will take any help I can get Sun, 11 Jun 2017 21:18:01 EST Hello! Hi there! I'm Erin and I just re-joined after being away for a year. Hoping to lose weight, get in shape and feel better after dealing with some health problems. Hoping to meet some new friends too :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has an awesome day! Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:46:05 EST Looking for support Hello, I'm Clovervine. I did the MMWL program at Kaiser last year, and lost 70 lbs (still have quite a ways to go) and have regained about 20. I'm struggling with focus and motivation right now, and am just looking for a place to talk about it with those who face the same struggle and challenges. Sun, 11 Jun 2017 13:32:06 EST Motivated I'm starting at my almost heaviest ever weight and have decided this is enough. I'm starting at 284 and hope to lose over 100 lbs. My initial goal is to lose 20 pounds and keep it off so I can continue to lose. I'm 42 and I want to be able to ride my bike, kayak, hike without feeling tired and winded. I'm excited to be on this journey and find my hidden athletic me! Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:08:13 EST Hello Everyone! Hi! My name is Felisha, I just joined. I think maybe this website/app will help me lose weight and get in the shape I want to be in. <BR> <BR> I'd also love to make new friends, so feel free to talk to me! <BR> Sat, 10 Jun 2017 20:50:14 EST Starting over. Hi, <BR> I have used Spark on and off for a few years, I never seem to stick with it or any other diet plan. I am hoping to find a friend/buddy who is willing to chat and keep each other motivated. exchanging ideas of what works and doesn't work for us. Sat, 10 Jun 2017 18:36:02 EST New here Good morning everyone. I'm new here, wanting to lose weight and feel good at the same time. I will welcome any and all advise to help me on this journey! Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:43:49 EST Hi all. I've lost 23lbs and I have a ways to go but I feel better losing this much already. I really struggle with staying motivated though. I think in the big picture it's rather easy losing weight, eat less calories, simple. But when you get to that goal weight, do you continue to track everything you eat? Is it pretty much a lifetime of calorie counting? It sounds so depressing. Fri, 9 Jun 2017 18:36:42 EST almost 50 and the weight is coming off slow hi i am going to be 50 this year ( september ) and i really want to lose weight I want to lose 50 pounds by my 50th birthday which is sept 22. Do you think this is possible? It seems to be coming off so slowly. Help keep me motivated please Fri, 9 Jun 2017 16:18:56 EST 5 years after weight loss, body image Hi! My name is Julie, I'm 49 years old and had lost a total of 84lbs, reaching my goal weight 4.5 years ago. I have gained 15lbs back. Maintaining that for two years. I'm reaching out because it's been a tough road and I'm still struggling with body image issues that plague me daily. Not only beating myself up for gaining 15 lbs, but I also feel my body image issues are worse now than when I was overweight. I've kept all of this bottled up for years and anytime I reach out to family and frien... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 08:44:57 EST Old new user Im back. I did SP several years ago and then just kinda stopped. Well my weight gain didn't stop. So here I am. Ready to make changes. Thu, 8 Jun 2017 16:11:31 EST Intro Hi I am Lynn. Username here is BOPO Lynn for Body Positive. I am determined to love myself into health! Thu, 8 Jun 2017 12:43:28 EST Again! I have been on and off Sparkpeople for several years for a few weeks at a time and the life gets busy and I get distracted. I'm working on the Full-Plate Diet concept which is plant based and focuses on eating more fiber so that you don't feel hungry all the time. It's been amazing and I can eat until I'm full with high-fiber foods but the calories don't add up so quickly! I've lost 3 pounds already in 1 1/2 weeks. My goal is 30 pounds by the end of September. Glad to be back on this jou... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 12:20:36 EST Hello there Hello everyone. I have been a member of sparkspeople for years but have had a major setback in my physical issues which led to a major weight gain for me again. I am currently trying to get it back off but know it will be a up hill battle. Coming back to the community to get that love and support I know that is out there. Hope to talk to you all soon. <BR> Ann Thu, 8 Jun 2017 10:19:52 EST good morning Been on the site for two days. gain weight maybe it because I have started exercising at the local pool and it muscle gain I don't know but it driving me crazy because I want to quit losing the same 5 lbs only time will tell. <em>39</em> <em>246</em> <em>30</em> Thu, 8 Jun 2017 08:23:21 EST Hello Hello, I am known as Edna, I currently am living in Vermont with my son and my boyfriend of 10 years. I am just starting out to get fit because I always thought that I just didn't care anymore. My son is 22 years old and he works at nights and my boyfriend also works at nights. I love my family so much that they are my backbone and willing to be there when I need them too. When I am not working out, I love to read, playing on my gaming system and spending time with my family. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 14:21:00 EST Better Plus Greetings! I'm a plus-sized woman, always have been and am deeply okay with it. I do not need or want to be skinny. That being said, I can do better. I can be under 200 lbs. I can ease the wear and tear on my body, and prevent certain diseases. I can be mindful of what I eat and make sure I use the body I have to do things besides sitting on my glorious posterior. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 13:43:20 EST MS Hi everyone, I have just joined the SP community. I have secondary progressive MS, which means my mobility isn't good or my balance. I've always been a keen walker and horse rider so it's a bit frustrating. Anyway, today I was silly enough to hit the scales and now I need HELP! Exercise is really important to keep the strength and mobility I do have, but it's the last thing I feel like doing sometimes. <BR> I'm determined now to follow the seated workouts every day and use my stationery... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 11:45:59 EST New to SP Hi Everyone, I am new to SP. Looking forward to learning a lot, making new friends, being motivated and motivating in return, and losing the dreaded extra kg's! Have a super day! Carol <em>381</em> Wed, 7 Jun 2017 07:15:12 EST Let's try this again Trying to make permanent lifestyle changes rather than dieting. On 2 BP meds which my doc says he thinks I can loose both with weight loss. He challenged me to loose 20 lbs by the time I come back to him in mid July & I am happy to be down 25 now with about 5 weeks to go. Domino effect of eating better, is I find myself hitting my YMCA now also. Try to get there 5-6 days a week. I figure if I get to the Y, I won't feel bad about having a couple of beers occasionally. <BR> I'll be honest, I do... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 16:45:11 EST Hi Everyone! (an introduction) Hi :) <BR> My name is Mary, I'm a divorced, recent empty nester. I've fought my weight for most of my life. I've decided to look at my historic gains & losses as learning experiences. I have a pretty good idea of what works for me and what doesn't. My goal is to focus on what works, allow myself to make mistakes, and keep moving toward a healthier me. Tue, 6 Jun 2017 14:12:15 EST Newbie Hello! 57 male with a 21yr old brain, retired 2 years now and have worked out nearly daily now for past decade. Here to learn, share and grow old gracefully kicking & fighting all the way! :-) Tue, 6 Jun 2017 13:32:33 EST Back and motivated... Needing 2 new knees and the Ortho kindly stated he preferred to operate on smaller knees. Guess that should be enough to get me started again. Plan to use the tools for tracking and accountability. Best wishes to all on this same difficult journey! Mon, 5 Jun 2017 14:09:44 EST I keep trying Hi Everyone, <BR> Like some others, this is not my first time here. Over time, I have tried this site as well as others (including Weight Watchers). I have lost and gained many times. But I am now at a point in my life where I want to be around as long as possible for not only my family but now that I am retired, I truly want to be able to enjoy whatever time I have left. And to do that, I need to be healthy. I have found the people on this site to be the most supportive and I love all ... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 12:55:21 EST Hi! Hi all! I'm a former jock who had an injury that sidelined me for a long while. Exercise always worked for me as an appetite suppressant and a way to burn more calories, so I gained a bunch of weight. I finally have the injury under control, and I'm now back on the weight loss plan. <BR> <BR> I've done this once before--also after an injury--so I know it's slow, but not as hard as it seems. Mindful eating, consistent small changes in behavior and diet (more fiber, more water, more exercise,e... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 12:19:02 EST Hi all! Hello all, <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to this fitness journey. I'm in my 40s, a mother if 2. <BR> I've slowly and steadily gained weight over the past 10 or so years. I've tried and successfully lost 10-15 pounds a few times and put it right back on plus a few extra for good measure. <BR> My goal is to get healthy and make healthier choices regarding food and exercise more frequently. I don't want to feel deprived just healthy. Sun, 4 Jun 2017 22:38:29 EST Hello to All Hello to all. I am new to Spark and am looking forward to sharing my journey ahead. Sun, 4 Jun 2017 18:40:52 EST Introduction Hello. This is my tenth time trying this out. I'm not so much here to lose weight as I am to improve my health so I feel better. Poor eating and exercise choices have taken their toll. This time around I will not try to do everything at once, but try to focus on just one improvement at a time. Any support or encouragement would be appreciated. TIA Sat, 3 Jun 2017 11:01:12 EST Starting Over Again Good morning everyone. <BR> I just started my healthy lifestyle again today for I can't tell you how many times I started over. I am bound and determined to make it this time and I need to lose 30 pounds, which I know doesn't sound like alot to some and I know its very possible, I just have had no willpower. Thank you Spark People for this wonderful site and hopefully by September 12th, which is my grandaughters 11th birthday you will see 30 pounds less of me. God bless you in your endeavo... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 09:41:17 EST Hey all. Newbie Hoping to improve some of the results from my last lab results. I've let myself get out of shape again! Sat, 3 Jun 2017 08:48:27 EST Let's try this again... I had a lovely intro post all typed out, and when I hit "Post Message," I got a white screen. Not fun. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> To summarize: <BR> <BR> I'm a 43-year-old mom of 4 -- but I ain't old! I'm young at heart and pass for much younger. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> My oldest is 20, and my youngest is not-quite-yet 4 months old. I'm dealing with a few pounds that I've been carrying for some time, 10 pounds of pregnancy weight, and the challenge of trying to lose weight cautiously w... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 08:36:05 EST Emotional eating Stressed out & so anxious and seem to be addressing these feelings with eating. I know I'm doing it but still can't stop. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 19:35:29 EST Whats up? Former HS and college athlete who suffered a carrier ending knee injury looking to get back into the swing of things. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 15:33:04 EST New - 26, UK based, not weight loss Hello all, <BR> <BR> I'm Lizzie and I'm 26 and have decided that I want to start being healthier. I have used SparkPeople before as a weight loss tool (leaving after I had achieved my goal) but am looking to live a healthier lifestyle (generally). <BR> <BR> I'm back - and hopefully long term! <BR> <BR> Would love to meet anyone else going through the same process! Fri, 2 Jun 2017 14:08:35 EST Help I'm new to this site I had a bleed on the brain back in February this year and haven't been able to do much. I haven't been able to even do much housework let alone going to work as a carer. I'm going on holiday in a few days but wanted to sign up ready for when I get back. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm also hoping to go back to work in the next few weeks thank you for taking the time to read this and good luck to you all. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 05:07:53 EST GI doc today I've been gone for a while and of course gained weight. Today I went to the GI doc and feeling hopeful, anyone else been to the GI doc? Thu, 1 Jun 2017 21:34:45 EST Salutations. I'm Nova. I like to stay pretty anonymous on sites about weight and fitness, because I get embarrassed easily by all the various stats, so I hope none of you mind that I won't be sharing much about that. <BR> <BR> I will say I'm around the average height of American women and I am already quite tiny. I just want to maintain my weight (changes in my body, like weight gain, tend to extremely stress me out) and I wouldn't mind getting slightly toned. <BR> <BR> I have various disorders, but all... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 19:05:17 EST Recent Surgery Hello everyone. I just joined on May 31, 2017. I recently had surgery on May 30, 2017. I was advised by my doctor not to do my normal workout routine which consist of jogging, weights, or stair climber until another four weeks. My son and I usually go to the gym together since October 2016. My doctor said it was okay to walk. So I have been walking. Hopefully, I will be able to get back in the swing of things shortly. Thu, 1 Jun 2017 14:45:37 EST Got a lot to lose Hi I'm Mary. I'm a 42 year old women who has struggled all my life with weight. I started once again to lose weight back at the middle of April. Since I need to loss at least 100 lbs I didn't tell anyone about this because I didn't want anyone to know I failed again. But I have lost 15 pounds now. I have decided that maybe I do need other people to talk to. So I'm hoping this forum will have like minded people who understand my struggles. Thu, 1 Jun 2017 13:40:58 EST Finally got here I finally decided to get healthy and have started Sparkpeople---I've been searching for a lifestyle change but couldn't find any that could deal with my physical challenges until now....Thank goodness for Coach Nicole and her seated workout routines Thu, 1 Jun 2017 13:05:58 EST Trying to get back into things, after surgery. Hi there! This is my second serious attempt to get back into the swing of things with Spark. My last time on Spark, I managed to lose 30 pounds, before a surgery knocked me off track. I was forced to remain pretty much sedentary for about 8 months, and it shows. Now, I'm actually kind of scared to try any activities, because the last time hurt so bad. Starting out walking, and getting back into healthy habits for my nutrition. My current mantra is "one day at a time", hopefully, taking it slo... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 07:54:42 EST Back to Dukan Hello everyone, I'm new here to the forum and came in hope of encouragement and support! About 5 years ago I went on the Dukan diet and followed it faithfully and lost about 40 pounds, bringing me down to my school days weight of a size 8. <BR> <BR> I'd held onto that weight for years, but now just this past year I can feel the pounds creeping back on and I've admittedly been eating badly. I love to bake and I have an 8 year old child in the house who makes requests for cakes and cookie... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 03:31:18 EST New and looking for friends! Hey everyone. I'm Katie. I'm looking for some new friends who can help me with this weight loss journey. I struggle getting started with my weight loss, especially when it takes time to see results. <BR> <BR> A bit about me: <BR> I am 23 <BR> I am a student <BR> I coach youth soccer <BR> I was a former runner until a knee injury put me on rest and put on the pounds <BR> I love bread <BR> I use my Fitbit every day <BR> I am looking to lose 20-40 pounds. If I can lose 20 pounds I will be a h... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 02:01:01 EST Hello.. new here and starting my journey over. <BR> First time one this site and liking it so far. Weight is no stranger to me, and been trying to lose it most of my life. So here I am starting the journey over again but with a positive attitude. Wed, 31 May 2017 14:36:17 EST Hi Everyone Hi - I'm not actually a "new" member here. Many years ago I joined this site, but because of life, I did not last very long. I have a lot of medical issues (lupus, fibro., osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, nerve problems in lower back. I am also a survivor (still on medication) of breast cancer (radical mastectomy-removed all chest muscles on that side, and had chemo). This was in 1995, so the maintenance meds I'm on now have been working. In May, 2009, my dog (a black lab mix) tripped me and ... Wed, 31 May 2017 14:29:24 EST No more procrastination! Hello! My name is Dawn I live in beautiful Florida and I HAVE to live a healthier lifestyle! I will soon be a grandma and will be getting married in 2019 (yay!) I currently weigh 220 and I don't really care about the weight number so much as to how I feel and look. I just recently "retired" and have oodles of time on my hands I guess I just don't know how to start. I tried walking but I can't walk very far without pains in my legs. I went to my Dr. and he told me just try to walk a little mor... Wed, 31 May 2017 07:47:24 EST Grouping Foods I am having trouble setting up a new group of foods. I try to follow the steps but can not get to Step 2. I enter the foods I want then I do not see a step 2 button. Directions say to hit the "close" button" I do not see one so I "x" out which closes all that I entered. Do I need an upgrade or something? Wed, 31 May 2017 07:38:33 EST 24 and already halfway there Hello, <BR> You can call me Katie, I am 24 and living in South Korea as an English Teacher. Last year, before I moved, I went from 247 lbs to 185 lbs. The move and adapting to so much made me pause but I am happy I maintained the 180's. My goal is to now finish and be in the 140's. <BR> My plan is portion control and less junk. I need to start working out again and planning better for my schedule. So add me and we can be inspiration buddies, just know my online times are strange because I l... Tue, 30 May 2017 21:07:15 EST Hello everyone!!! I'm a full time working mom with very little me time and I have just literally become lazy to do anything. I'm tired all the time, any free time I do have all I want to do is rest. I have nooo motivation to get started on working out and getting healthy again. All I seem to do is dwell on how "i used to be"....feeling really crappy with myself. Tue, 30 May 2017 17:34:13 EST Time for Change I'm new at this but I know the asset of a support group. I'm 69 and have been dealing with being over weight most of my adult life . Although the I love learning and applying healthy eating , I have bad habits that creep back and sabatoge me all the time. My biggest problem is consistency , somehow in my mind I equate that with boring or mundane. Thus my roller coaster life of never reaching my goal. So I've decided it's time for CHANGE . I could use a buddy along the way, close to my age ... Tue, 30 May 2017 09:17:02 EST Trying again Hi! I'm back to try again. I reached my goal once but couldn't keep it all off. I've gained back about 10 lbs but don't want it to contine. I turned 60 in December. I want to stay active and mobile even after I retire. This site has so many resources and good information to help. I hope I will be able to help others too. <BR> <BR> This is day 2 of my return and I love being able to track my food, water and exercise all in one place. Look forward to hearing from everyone. Mon, 29 May 2017 19:04:14 EST Hi again I started SparksPeople last Winter & thought I would have reached my goal by now. I lost 2 lbs. then remained the same. I did feel much healthier when I was exercising and eating better & not gaining weight. I pretty much became discouraged and discontinued. I've gained 4 lbs. since then I know it doesn't sound like much, but in the past I was much heavier. I feel if I do not get back on track now it will keep creeping up. I am determined to succeed this time. Mon, 29 May 2017 16:52:30 EST 27, wondering if this is all my life will ever be Hi everyone. I had an account several years ago and forgot all the information. I'm back and giving it a last ditch effort before I call it quits, and just curl up in my bed and wait for old age. <BR> <BR> I have 2 problems. <BR> <BR> First, Adrenal Fatigue. I've been extremely exhausted, to the point of sleeping 24-36 hours a day, for years. I've also gone 4-5 days with as little as 4 hours sleep. I either eat too much, or don't eat at all. I have 50ish lb to lose. I'm in a constant brai... Sun, 28 May 2017 14:07:51 EST Healthy living 😇? Hello everyone. I'm hoping to find some like minded people who are into health and nutrition. And we can swap info an educate one another. Cheers Sun, 28 May 2017 14:00:02 EST Hello! Hey everyone :) <BR> <BR> On my journey by taking it 20 lbs at a time...I'm hoping to lose 50 total, but 20 to start I think will be a good reasonable aim, and i'll notice a big difference and want to keep going. <BR> <BR> I'm just worried about my waistline and my overall health/stamina! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to become a part of the spark fam. <BR> xo Sun, 28 May 2017 11:47:03 EST New to Sparkpeople Hi, I'm new to Sparkpeople and still finding my way around the site, although I've been here 2 weeks I still find new things every day to read. I find the motivation so supportive and thank you all for your amazing help 😊? Sun, 28 May 2017 07:18:08 EST Hello I'm on my second attempt at the program. Much has changed since last time and I'm feeling much more positive. Sat, 27 May 2017 22:53:46 EST Hi! I'm a 27 year old mom and wife looking to lose 35lbs. <BR> I work overnights. Type 1 diabetic. <BR> <BR> Recently started eating healthier and drinking more water. Smothered with a head cold the last few days so haven't been doing much physical activity. <BR> <BR> Hoping this site will help guide me in the right direction and lose this weight in a healthy way. Sat, 27 May 2017 13:21:28 EST Hi there! Hi there my name is Sarah, I'm 36 and I need to get my act together, I have type 2 diabetes and I would like to have a better grip on it. I also just want to be healthier. I used to be on Sparkpeople but I lost my info and made a new profile. I don't want to primarily focus on weight loss I want to focus on moving and making healthy choices. Sat, 27 May 2017 13:09:11 EST Hi from Long Beach If anyone goes to the Fitness 19 in Long Beach, could you tell me please about your experiences there. I'm thinking about joining. Sat, 27 May 2017 12:37:28 EST Hi Everyone Hi, <BR> I'm Emily and have packed on some pounds since getting married (fat and happy, lol) and just wanted a convenient way to track my nutrition and activity so I can work on losing some weight, but not so fast that it'll come right back on! And...I know for me the community support is vital. It has worked for me in the past. Sat, 27 May 2017 11:58:29 EST Time for some significant change. Hello everyone. My name is Mike, I'm a 53 Y/O retired U.S. Naval Officer and on this past Monday I had a mild stroke. While I am recouping quite well, it was a wake up call. I knew I need to exercise more, lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle but couldn't get started. Well this has lit the spark I needed. My ideal weight should be about 40 - 50 Lbs under what I am now. So here we go. Don't know if or when I will get all the way down, but I am going to try like hell. Let's Roll! Sat, 27 May 2017 11:35:53 EST recommitting to the program Hello. My name is Trisa pronounced TREE-SA. I joined SPARKPEOPLE back in January and had lost 13 lbs in a couple of months, then LIFE got in my way, so I re-started this past week. I am still down 7 lbs(haven't had my first weight check since re-joining) from my original start date. I have 2 beautiful daughters, Natalie, 29 and Jenna 13. I also have 2 adorable grandkids, Nicholas, 9 and MIa 2. I am babysitting her this summer(and sometimes him) and she is a busy little thing so I need to get ... Sat, 27 May 2017 09:19:07 EST It's me! Hi I'm in NJ- been here for 10 years...lots of weight to lose-trying to spend more time in here and less time snacking mindlessly. Fri, 26 May 2017 16:00:41 EST Hi Gaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh I just wrote a whole big thing about why I have joined Sparkpeople only to have the message fail to post and delete itself. <BR> For now, I will just say hi and that I'm glad to be surrounded by what seems to be a very supportive community. Fri, 26 May 2017 00:43:04 EST A month into keto, and a week into SparkPeople Hey, I'm Patrick and moved to NYC a year ago to kick my career into the next level. My wife and I have had a great time eating and drinking our way across the islands, but we finally decided we wanted to return to our college weights and levels of activity. <BR> <BR> Our particular diet plan is quite easy for us because we're eating things we would anyway with only a few small restrictions (I know almost everything has carbs, but we manage). The main thing we've found that seems to trip othe... Fri, 26 May 2017 00:10:33 EST Looking for a weight loss partner! I lost 10 stone previously when i was 17 and quite fast, 5 stone in 4 months and kept going until i was 12 stone at age 21, the last 2 were a side affect of good habits not dieting and exercise! <BR> <BR> Anyway 4 years later I have an on/off relationship and a child and gained it all back within 18 months since the beginning of our relationship. <BR> <BR> Originally my motivation was to lose my virginity, go out with friends, go to college and enjoy life. <BR> <BR> Now I have nothing, i ... Thu, 25 May 2017 16:35:06 EST Coming over from the "Dark Side" Or more commonly known as MFP :) I'm 4 years into maintaining a 50lb loss (I've done various IF protocols +CICO for the loss/maintenance). I've got my weight management plan nailed down but like having a forum to hang out on, with others who are also focused on their weight/health. <BR> <BR> I've hung around the other site on and off for a while but frankly I'm bored with it and the tone of the forums has been making me more and more irritated. Decided to delete my account over there and he... Thu, 25 May 2017 12:59:27 EST Hello - Just Joined :) Hello everyone. I'm Rushell. <BR> <BR> I was searching for a for some help and advice about fitness and exercise when I came across SparkPeople. So I signed up. :) <BR> <BR> I'll try to put just an intro here then post my questions in the Fitness and Exercise section. <BR> <BR> I'm 45 years old, but often feel twice that (or at least in my 70s-80s). I'm tired of feeling this way and tired of hating what I see when I look in the mirror. When I was younger, I never had problems with main... Thu, 25 May 2017 11:51:41 EST Recovering from surgery Hi all! I'm Lisa. I'm a proud mommy and married to my high school love. I had a total hip replacement and osteotomy in January, and am still in recovery mode. My surgeon said that full recovery could take up to two years! I'm doing what I can physically, but nutrition wise, I could do better. I'm measuring and tracking all my food, even when I really don't want to. It's a big wake up call to see how many calories and carbs are in my favorite foods! I've gained some weight since the surgery, w... Thu, 25 May 2017 09:19:53 EST Hoping for success Hello. I'm hoping that I can keep going on this journey and not give up. So far each day has not gone as planned but I didn't jump off the deep end and give up. Today is a new day and hoping to stay on track! Thu, 25 May 2017 07:47:48 EST this has to work... I started my journey, again, March 4th when I quit smoking, stopped soda pop, and went to pretty much all whole foods. I stared this app beginning of May. I am an avid walker and have been staying below the calorie intake. I see many people doing so great and unfortunately I am not one of them.. any ideas to try or ideas behind I am not seeing any results. Wed, 24 May 2017 20:37:01 EST New - looks like the type of site I was looking I need to get better control over my blood sugar. I had a stroke a year ago and had my blood sugar under control after that and lost 20 lbs. I've gained it back. <BR> I'm glad to find such a great site. The stroke was frightening - trouble talking and being understood as it was happening, then a few hours later I had right sided paralysis. I worked very hard to regain handwriting. Wed, 24 May 2017 19:58:38 EST Mary intro Hi I'm Mary. I'm trying to lose 17 pounds this summer and still enjoy my vacations, etc. I've promised myself a kiteboarding lesson if I can do it. We'll see... <BR> Wed, 24 May 2017 12:14:59 EST Health Breakfast I would like to get some health breakfast tips Wed, 24 May 2017 11:42:54 EST Happy go be alive Just grateful God gave me another day! Wed, 24 May 2017 06:33:03 EST New Here Hello everyone, My name is Mark and I am just starting my journey. Today is day 3 of my lifestyle change. I am a father of 3 and my youngest is 6. I have been fat all of my life. I am my heaviest right now which is about 475 pounds. That is a staggering number and I cannot believe it took me this long to wake up. I've lost weight in the past and would gain it all back and then some. I would go into with incredible gusto only to flame out in a few weeks or months. <BR> <BR> I believe ... Tue, 23 May 2017 10:44:46 EST I was 30 pounds lighter my last log in So I could tell you that tragedy struck and I couldn't focus on healthy living, so I gained 30 pounds since my last log in. But the truth is, everything was going well. For whatever reason, I stopped weighing myself, watching my portions, exercising. Imagine my surprise when this morning, whenafter a lengthy absence from Spark, I logged in and weighed myself. 30 pounds heavier. I could be embarrassed, sad, perhaps even move towards depressed....But I'm not going to. I have contacted a f... Tue, 23 May 2017 07:01:08 EST Sometimes I'm up late, sometimes I'm up early. Hello everyone it's day 3 for me on this site and I just discovered the message boards. I am trying to get to a healthy weight and am loving this site so far for that. The nutrition tracker has inspired me to make healthier food choices, and the challenges motivate me to move more. In addition to getting to a healthy weight I quit smoking just over 100 days ago so I am really getting my health on track! I am 46 years old and trying to lose 50 pounds. I do a lot of walking, some yoga, and dumb... Tue, 23 May 2017 02:44:21 EST the egg pizza recipe Hi, my name is Janice and I am using sparkpeople to help me lose 15-20 lbs. I tried the egg pizza recipe this morning and I would say it was the best breakfast that I have had in quite a long time! Thank you so much for whoever created that. I use gluten free pizza bread and it was great. Thank you again! Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:33 EST lost 19 lbs from knees replaced Recovering from having both knees replaced in last 1--last one 6 weeks ago. Challenge is not being able to exercise much. Mon, 22 May 2017 13:47:54 EST Sugarpie18 Hi, I've been checking in, counting calories for 10 days and have lost 11 pounds. Yeah! But I just do not find myself able to meet my daily goals. Recovering from one knee surgery and have another in the near future. Exercise is almost non existent except for physical therapy with limitations. Simple recipes are what I need. Foods that do not make me feel gassy or foods my body does not agree with. No wheat, dairy, or chicken. Most veggies are okay but had to live on. Well, hello and thanks ... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:07:04 EST Strength for the times.... Hi all <BR> I'm Brenda. Glad to be here with all of you. My goal is not as much to lose weight, although that will be nice, but to get my strength back. I don't know where my muscles have gone but I intend to find them! <BR> Best wishes to everyone. <BR> Stay strong, <BR> Brenda Sun, 21 May 2017 20:00:45 EST Staring Fresh Hi Everyone, <BR> I am 50 years of age and it has been a very long time since I've been a healthy weight. I recently got back into exercising hoping that would get the pounds off but I'm still struggling with the food aspect and I also like my red wine. I think reading about everyone's success and troubles with help keep me motivated. Sun, 21 May 2017 10:10:52 EST So excited to be here! I have been "off the wagon" for about 8 months. After an AWFUL doctor visit, I chose Mother's Day to get back down to business. I have almost made it through my first week! I started back at the gym and have been counting every calorie. I joined Spark People many many years ago and met so many wonderful people. I am so excited to be back! Wish me luck! <em>334</em> Sat, 20 May 2017 15:04:48 EST New to SparksPeople Only on Day 5 -- doing OK -- Down 5 lbs -- only 45 more to go <em>30</em> . Everyone have a great Weekend. <BR> <BR> Nana G Sat, 20 May 2017 13:56:10 EST Hello! Hi. I am new to Spark people. I have been with Spark for less than 2 weeks, and I have lost just over 2 pounds. I have 12 to go. Any ideas are welcome! <em>41</em> <img src=""> Sat, 20 May 2017 13:10:22 EST New I am new here and was wondering how to get the tracker for weight lost that I see other people have? Sat, 20 May 2017 11:39:03 EST I'm tired of hurting! I'm 68 years old and I need to lose 150 pounds. I'm tired of feet hurting, legs hurting, hips hurting, back hurting. I've battled with weight issues all my life and I've always lost the battle. I'm going to need to know that I'm not alone and to know that even this old lady can succeed and start to feel better, emotionally and physically. Sat, 20 May 2017 07:14:41 EST here once and happily back again At one time I was getting down to a good weight but I gained it back and more of it. My ended up with bad eating habits again and overall just not being in good health. But I want to lose weight and this time continue to lose weight. I am happy to be back with SparkPeople and intend to stay around this time. It is a great group to be part of. Fri, 19 May 2017 21:33:19 EST Nice To Be Here So happy to be part of such a positive community, I look forward to my time here! Fri, 19 May 2017 17:34:20 EST Looking for support! I'm on day 5 after trying Spark people about 9 years ago... I find I'm always great with starting something new and then get discouraged. Want to see some small changes to keep me motivated and keep my eye on the end goal! Fri, 19 May 2017 15:20:27 EST Glad to be back and heading in the right direction <em>213</em> Fri, 19 May 2017 12:05:17 EST Hey there I am a 69 year old ex weight watcher leader that needs to take off about 35 pounds. I live with my sister and she does most of the cooking. I think she is making a "Sugar Pie" right now and boy I don't want to put anymore on but I also don't want to upset her by not tasting the pie. I am also the "mommy" to a 2.8 pound mini-schnauzer, Sassy. I am learning the ins and outs of being a new pet owner again and loving it. Only had to get up once to go out and that was at 7:10 this morning. I... Fri, 19 May 2017 11:42:27 EST Hello I've used SparkPeople on and off for a long time, but never have I managed to be as consistent as I have this time around. I've been on track for over 60 days, and I've lost just over 30 lbs. I'm almost 10% down from my starting point of 363. Fri, 19 May 2017 02:16:19 EST Newbie <em>29</em> Thu, 18 May 2017 15:20:56 EST Returning to SparkPeople and glad to be here! Hello everyone! I once did SparkPeople, seriously at that, and lost a whole bunch of weight! It was awesome and then I had some serious stuff go down...stopped tracking...well, it's been tough but I'm in a better place in my acceptance and I just want to be healthier and I know I'm getting older. I'm 38 years old now so I can't really ignore the proximity of 40 for that much longer! Also the fact that members of my family tend to acquire health issues exacerbated by weight gain as they get ol... Thu, 18 May 2017 13:49:16 EST This place looks familiar... because I have been here before. I am feeling motivated once again so I am back. Have always liked this site and appreciate the help it provides very much! Thanks all! Thu, 18 May 2017 11:59:56 EST Newbie :) Hi, <BR> I started my journey with SP last Monday, but am just getting around to doing my intro. My first few days were great. I was motivated, tracking everything, feeling great...Then, I went off track and wasn't feeling too great about it. Well, I'm back and realize the importance of the support of a community such as SP. I am so thankful to be back on track. Even though I did slip a little today, once I entered all of my meals and snacks, I discovered that's all it was, just a little slip... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:04:14 EST hi. I'm Breeze. I'm really enjoying the site and the motivation. I hope I can stick with it! Baby steps..... Wed, 17 May 2017 23:34:31 EST Re-starting. Hi everybody! <BR> All my life struggling with my weight. I had a bariatric surgery 4 years ago, I lost 88 pounds, but I'm re-gaining weight (40 pounds until now). I really need to do important changes in my life style. I feel I fail, completely fail. <BR> I really would like some advices to re-start and have the best results, I know it is easy and it will not be quick, but I'm not hurry, I just want to changes for life, for my entire life. <BR> <BR> How to deal with a busy schedul... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:05:28 EST Newbie Hi Everyone! <BR> I just signed up a few minutes ago! I have about 21 pounds to shed so I'm excited to get started. I'm getting married next October and I want to feel good in my dress. Hope you all are having a great day! Wed, 17 May 2017 16:01:31 EST Hi everyone, I'm new to SparkPeople! <img src="">I'm a recent retiree and a budding artist living in Maine. Because of that, I've become very sedentary. I think this website is going to be invaluable to me as it has been to all of you. I'm looking forward to the Small Goals Challenge. Thanks for allowing me to be part of your group! Tue, 16 May 2017 21:49:38 EST New and Lost Although I signed up several weeks ago, I'm just getting started exploring the board. Mostly I felt I had to wait until the end of a very difficult semester to take on anything new. I had a lot of success with Weight Watchers years ago but when I joined again, I found that they have eliminated the discussion boards--the number one reason for my prior success. I've been working on becoming more active and served recently completed Walk Across Texas (although I substituted aqua-jogging and yard... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:47:46 EST Try again Sticking to it Tue, 16 May 2017 19:27:01 EST Time to Start is Now! My name is Robin. It seems that once I turned 50, my body started a downward spiral with minor back and hip problems. I weighed between 210 and 265 most of my adult life. I quit smoking in July, 2014 and really started putting on the weight. Now I weigh 302 lbs. I have joint problems (back, knees and feet) which limits my mobility. I have 4 grandchildren and they want me to go to Disney World! I joined Spark for motivation, support groups and ideas to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Tue, 16 May 2017 15:21:10 EST New and Old Yep I am new to this site. Yep I am not young! But I do want to learn from all of you. My goals include losing weight, gitting fit, and eating / acting healthy. Also hoping to journal this process - which is why I thought Spark People would be helpful. <BR> <BR> I hope no one will mind when I ask questions, because I am sure I will have plenty. Looking forward to getting started. ;-) Tue, 16 May 2017 13:58:27 EST Newbie Hi all...I've been doing Spark -- off and on -- for about a year. Got neck deep in a kitchen reno and fell off the wagon. Back and raring to go. My name is Pam. I'm 62. Married for 29 years. I'm hoping to lose 50-60 pounds before 63. Not real big on the GROUP thing...more of a loner. Good luck to us all! Tue, 16 May 2017 12:46:29 EST New and Improving Everyday, but I need help I am a new Sparkie, and I am finally trying to take care of me. I refuse to be on medications all my life for cholesterol and high blood pressure. My doctor has put me on a special diet to help me lose this weight. I am eliminating wheat and dairy, watching my sodium, sugar and carbs. Is there a way to pull up recipes this way on here or do I have to filter them out myself? I am trying to get my body conditioned and exercise again. I know I can do it, I just need help along the way. Help with... Tue, 16 May 2017 10:07:00 EST learning how to track Hi! I'm a former WW member and am starting using Spark People after going to my doctor's today!! I lost 18 lbs previously on WW (my goal is 25!) but got lazy and regained it all back!! This looks like a good program and I'm glad that we have to track but I'm not sure how to do it! Could someone explain to me how/where you track? Also, how do you know the values of the items that you're tracking? WW used to have a scanner type app but not sure how to do it in this program! <BR> Thanks everyon... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:38:28 EST Menopause help please! Hi! I was thin my whole life, or at least normal. Dropped weight easily after my three kids. I hit menopause and I put on 15 pounds out of the blue and it doesn't want to leave. I don't eat dairy and I don't eat processed food (haven't for years). I have an office job but I try to be active outside of work. My sleep is terrible cause I wake up all night, often staying awake. I'm just sad because I just am not sure where to go from here and I'm nervous I'll keep putting on weight. I know many... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:59:45 EST Hoping to motivate other with my story Hello, <BR> <BR> I was always pretty active, I started goign to the gym when I was 13 off and on and played basketball through junior high and high school. At 25 I get certified as a personal trainer. One morning I was having horrible chest pain and I went to emerge, they did a cadio gram and it came back normal by my blood test did not. It was just random that they did the test they did. I was told to stop working out to see if my CK levels would come down ( though I might have been over tr... Mon, 15 May 2017 14:09:24 EST Hello Everyone! My name is Nikol. I am 30 year old single mom. I am also a college student and I work part time. I have roughly 70 lbs to lose to hit the goal I set for myself. I am off to a great start so far losing my first 5 lbs this past week. I have very little time for myself and when I do I read and now I use some of that time to exercise. I hope to keep my motivation high this time around and really stick to things. Mon, 15 May 2017 13:38:03 EST introduce Hi I'm so happy that I finally found the courage to start fresh with you guys. I'm a 38 year old Young woman from the heart of downtown saint Paul. I started at anytime fitness and at YMCA to. So now I got to learn to stick with it and not to quit. Sun, 14 May 2017 21:45:55 EST Hi! Hi everybody! My name is Mavi (or Kitten). I am a 30 year old female who has about 165 lbs to loose to get to my weight goal that I have personally set for myself. I do not work as I am disabled due to mental and physical aliments. I currently reside in South Carolina but will be moving to Oklahoma July 27th. I am obsessed with Supernatural. I collect Hello Kitty and anything I think is cute. I love to color. I have four tattoos and plan to get more. <BR> <BR> If you have any questions, don'... Sun, 14 May 2017 09:39:26 EST Hi, I'm Regan Hello everyone. I'm 26 years old and I have always struggled with my weight. I was in the military for 5 years but since getting out managing my weight has gotten much harder. I've also moved to a new area so I don't have anyone to talk to or keep me motivated. I hope I can make some friends in the spark community so we can keep each other motivated! Sun, 14 May 2017 05:25:17 EST An Expat in Bulgaria Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Naomi, currently living in Bulgaria, from Ireland. I'm a writer and a homeschooling mother--so life is busy. I am striving to make a priority for health and fitness in my life, not only for my benefit but for my children as well. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to experiencing more of SparkPeople. So far, it's been very encouraging and I love the workouts. <BR> <BR> --Naomi Sun, 14 May 2017 03:50:52 EST Just me Hello everyone! I've strayed away from a healthy, fit lifestyle for too long and finally made my way back a few days ago. I hope I can keep it going long-term again! Have a great weekend everyone! Sat, 13 May 2017 16:37:08 EST need to be motivated I reached goal a while back, but now have started to gain. Seems like I just can't get motivated to do what I need to do. Exercise is at a stand still for now, as I am having trouble with my feet. <BR> Any help out there. <em>198</em> Sat, 13 May 2017 08:36:46 EST Wanted. Ever look a the wanted add and wonder if we over look what we want because we don't see it in black ink? <BR> <BR> Well I want a group of friends that are looking to get healthy. It doesn't mater to me what your goals are. Everyone has a different journey.. I would like to see other people struggle so I don't feel so alone. I struggle everyday in someway. My current struggle is rain. With the rain my girls (puppies that are more dogs now) are snuggled close and I don't want to get up and fix... Fri, 12 May 2017 12:25:03 EST Hey im Joseph Looking forward to hearing from you guys an girls <em>20</em> Fri, 12 May 2017 00:23:36 EST Hey everyone. Hey!! I'm Jess. I've got 67.5lbs to lose and its going to be a very long and hard journey for me. But I'm glad I've got this site to help me through it. I go on holiday in 22 weeks and I want to be as close to my goal as possible. I've even made meal plans for the next 22 weeks. I'm going to be blogging my efforts over on my Sparkpage. Good luck everyone with your goals!! <BR> <BR> xx Thu, 11 May 2017 17:42:07 EST Sjogrens syndrome Just checking to see if anyone on here has it along with fibromyalgia and how you deal with it and lose weight??? Thu, 11 May 2017 10:42:16 EST Hey I'm Jamie Hey y'all! I'm new here! I am a lifter and a runner. Semi new to the whole lifting thing but I'm definitely addicted!! <em>213</em> Thu, 11 May 2017 01:00:36 EST Hey I'm Damienne I'm 19 and I've struggled with weight my whole life..I'm at my highest right now (328) and i just really want to lose weight and be like all my friends and it's gonna be hard because of my food addiction...I have no idea what to say haha Thu, 11 May 2017 00:11:30 EST Saxenda I've just started this drug and I love it. My appetite has been susspressed therefore eating less which equals weight loss. My question is the following: is anyone on the 3mg dose? I have heard that it's very difficult to tolerate. I'm on the 1.2mg for 3 more days and titrate again. I'm already losing at the lower dose. How much weight has someone lost and how long? Thanks! Excited about this drug! Wed, 10 May 2017 20:11:24 EST Hello! Hi everyone, I signed up here just recently and I'm looking forward to making friends, getting and giving moral support, etc! I've got about 75 pounds to lose and every time I think about the monumental task it freaks me out so I know I need to take babysteps. That, and I need to stop mindlessly eating after dinner. <BR> <BR> Nice to be here! <BR> Wed, 10 May 2017 15:49:17 EST Definitely going to succeed this time! Hello all. I'm new to this site (and, being a loner by nature, to support groups in general) but not to dieting for weight loss. In the 13 years since I got married, I have gained over 80 lbs., which I have tried losing twice before. Maybe it's due to a mid-life crisis (turned 54 last month), but something just snapped. I realized that I didn't want to continue looking and feeling the way I had been, but that I am the only one who could change it. So, here I am. <BR> <BR> I have already... Wed, 10 May 2017 11:22:08 EST Hello all! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I started 3 days ago with Keto and so far I'm doing good. Let's see this next Sunday's weight-in results for the first week! <BR> <BR> Feel free to post me if you want to discuss Keto or anything at all. <BR> <BR> Take care! Wed, 10 May 2017 09:57:22 EST Just starting out, babysteps Hi Everyone, <BR> I am 37 and I am just starting out on a weight loss journey. I haven't truly tried in the past, but now I have osteoarthritis in my knees and I can't take the pain anymore. So, I am now eating from the outer edge of the supermarket, drinking 100oz of water a day and walking as far as I can manage with my bad knees. But, I am determined. My husband is a huge support and helps me with cooking, packing lunches and meal planning. He also comes on my walks and keeps me entertain... Tue, 9 May 2017 19:03:14 EST Hi! I'm in it for reals this time! Hi! I started SparkPeople before, but didn't really immerse. This time, I'm ready to roll. After a long road of inconvenient health issues that culminated in a hysterectomy, I'm ready to put me first, and that means the best me I can be! My goals here are several: learn to eat better and move more to feel better. I had lost around 20 pounds by eating less and walking more, but then gained back six based on the alluded to health issues. Now, I've got 22 to go, and need all the help I ca... Tue, 9 May 2017 11:39:46 EST Hello Hi folks, I'm new again. I'm trying hard to stay on track. One day at a time <BR> Tue, 9 May 2017 10:50:32 EST Addedum for Joann Forgot to add..800 cal diet, very high fat! Mon, 8 May 2017 19:36:25 EST Just starting out and skeptical Sooo..I'm not a great dieter, I begin hard core and lose steam in a few days when the going gets tough. My husband started nutrisystem last Wed and has already lost 13lbs, wth?? Me, I began a low calorie diet (800 cal day) diet two days before that lost 6 lbs and gained two today. Obviously the diet I chose isn't working for me. I know I've been having wayyyy too much fat and salt (snacking on vlasic calories??) just ordered nutrisystem for myself just looking for some words o... Mon, 8 May 2017 19:33:49 EST Hello Sparkies - I am new again and need you! Good morning, Sparkies! I am coming back to the site with a fresh start. I started a couple of years ago and slowly fell away completely. <BR> I have friends who have been losing weight with Plexus (and they look great) but I am very cautious of consuming something like that. I will admit to a bit of jealousy that they were able to accomplish the weight loss in a seemingly short amount of time....this time where I could have also been doing something good for myself, but chose not to. Now... Mon, 8 May 2017 11:57:00 EST Hi all, a question about changing calorie goals Hope all is going well for you! <BR> Here's my question, We put in our current weight to find out how many calories we should eat in a day so when you lose 20 pounds you can't be eating the same calories that you were eating 20 pounds ago and still lose weight. <BR> Does the site change your calorie goals as you lose weight? Or do we need to do that manually? <BR> Thanks! <BR> Meg Mon, 8 May 2017 02:03:10 EST I'm Janet Hello my name is Janet I am new here I started yesterday on my fit bit tracker and I live in Alabama with two girls. I would like to make new friends here and would like support as well will give support. Sun, 7 May 2017 09:11:08 EST Saying hello So glad to find a positive support system for such a challenging time. Hoping to meet and be a positive support for others too. Sat, 6 May 2017 09:50:27 EST 21 day Challenge introduced myself Hello my name is Deborah. I have returned here, because it works. I gain back the 30 I lost. My current weight yesterday was 177.7 down from Monday 182.5 when I started over again. Sat, 6 May 2017 09:15:16 EST Questions I did Nutrisystem like 10 years ago and it works. Soooooo now im doing it again, and so much has changed. I started today and have the Turbo Take Off. My question is, what do I add to this? I read 4 servings of vegetables ONLY? No fruit until after the first week? Also how do I get that weight ticker I see at the bottom of posts? Sat, 6 May 2017 07:53:42 EST Living Life at 64 Over the past two years I have lost 60pounds. I was I'm bad health prior to losing weight. Life is better now, but my doctors want more weight loss and I need a support team. I do go to the gym but I have not gone all week. I am only 4 feet eleven inches tall with arthritis. I am happy to have found you guys. Sat, 6 May 2017 00:34:18 EST challenge Just starting Fri, 5 May 2017 03:59:13 EST Day 5 of 21 Day Challenge I am working my way through a new member challenge. I am excited to be here among so many people that are focused on getting healthy and supporting each other. I have been yo-yo dieting for so long, it is like a career. (a really bad career) <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to taking things slowly and building habits gradually that will last a lifetime. Thu, 4 May 2017 20:21:16 EST Fitbit friends Hi, if anyone is looking to add fitbit friends, message me please. I admittedly am not very active so I'm not necessarily looking for anyone who is looking for really competitive friends. Just hoping for some extra motivation from whoever else gets in maybe 4-7000 or so steps a day and some exercise here and there. Hoping to try and get more active and thought it would be fun to see how other peoples activity compares. Thu, 4 May 2017 14:35:00 EST Third... or Fourth SparkPeople Attempt I was successful using SparkPeople back in college about 8 years ago (can't believe it's been so long!) <BR> <BR> After some life changes this past year, I'm ready to put me first again and make healthier choices. Here I go! Thu, 4 May 2017 10:59:12 EST Introduction Good morning all, <BR> I'm a newbie of 5 days, and would greatly appreciate any tips you have to offer for staying on track. This isn't my first rodeo, so obviously what I've practiced in the past has not worked long term. Thu, 4 May 2017 10:08:34 EST Let's try this again Here I go again, I have been a member on this site for a few years, the first time I lost 17 pounds, I got lazy with tracking and comfortable with life and didn't honor the commitment I made to myself to get healthy. I am back, 169 pounds, about 25 pounds over my goal weight, I also have a cruise in November that I want to look good for. Newly divorced and out of an unhealthy marriage I decided I needed to put me and my happiness first. At 46 it is harder to lose weight but at this age it's a... Thu, 4 May 2017 09:18:48 EST ANYONE ELSE STREES EAT HAVING SUCH A DIFFICULT TIME WITH THIS. Thu, 4 May 2017 07:33:18 EST Reinventing Myself Heyas! I'm excited to begin a journey of reinventing myself through superior nutrition and fitness! My ultimate goal is to become a Nutritarian lifer and to lose my excess 100+ lbs in the process. Since I've joined SparkPeople just a few days ago, I've joined the Eat to Live Team, FLYclean Team, and the Walk This Way Challenge and I also plan on looking into The Biggest Loser Spring Challenge. I am currently on week two for Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Eat to Live 6 week challenge. Thu, 4 May 2017 00:15:03 EST 19 Apr 2017 Seems I was here years ago, but not long enough to give SP or myself a chance. <BR> I'm back and learning my way around the site. <BR> I'm ready to make this journey to a healthy, happy and fit lifestyle with all of you. From this <em>15</em> to this <em>9</em> Wed, 3 May 2017 21:14:18 EST Pesky last 10 Hi <BR> I lost the bulk of my weight awhile ago and lost too much, put some on but I've been creeping up to that I don't like it weight and I wouldn't mind getting rid of these last 10 or 12. I'm quite active and with summer I like to go running. Can't wait to get out there! <BR> <BR> Cant wait to get to know all the Sparklers! Wed, 3 May 2017 16:15:14 EST Have I Got a Challenge for Your! Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to learn from others. These teams are also a great s... Wed, 3 May 2017 12:27:13 EST Hello Hello, everyone! I just joined a few days ago. I am so happy to have found SparkPeople! It really is about the people isn't it, and the support and help we give one another! Wed, 3 May 2017 11:08:20 EST Taking back control Hello, my name is Tish. I did not start having problems with my weight until about 5 years ago when I turned 30. I was always able to maintain my weight with moderate excercise. Until January 13, 2017 I was in an almost fatal car accident and sustained some injuries that have caused me to loose most of my mobility. In the last four months I have gained over 40 pounds and it has become harder for my injuries to heal. I recently signed up for Nutri System and received my package in the mail tod... Tue, 2 May 2017 21:55:36 EST Athletic Recovery/Performance Hi All, I am looking for ways to maintain or eliminate my pre-diabetic status. I am above average athlete 6 feet 185 but have high blood sugar and chronic arthritis in my neck and lower back. I play tennis and run regularly but I'm having increasing difficulty in recovery between workouts. I am looking for ways to boost my circulation, my microcirculation.. Tue, 2 May 2017 15:48:00 EST Lifestyle Changes Hi I'm Neicey and I'm back again and doing this for myself this time and sticking to it. <em>521</em> Tue, 2 May 2017 12:17:09 EST Just starting Fat, retired teacher looking to change that adjective. Tue, 2 May 2017 08:43:18 EST Kim Hi so frustrated with myself, never,ever been this heavy, feel awful, but ready to go the journey. Mon, 1 May 2017 17:20:34 EST Introduction Hello SparkPeople (again)! I am on a journey to lose 50 lbs and keep it off! I have had weight issues my whole adult life, but I found as soon as I turned 40 it has gotten worse and I am having a much tougher time losing and keeping it off. I also have PMDD (for those of you who don't know what this is it's basically pms on steroids.... longer, much more intense) and I find when I am going through an episode it can really derail my efforts. It's a vicious cycle as well, since weight gain affe... Mon, 1 May 2017 12:49:45 EST Amanda I am a 29 year old mother of 2 boys, one is 11 and one is 5. I lost my mother and father at the age of 7, and grandmother at 17 and granfather a month before I turned 27 and became a mother at 18. I spent years on a spiral of depression and anxiety. This is my year to live myself and break free. I quit smoking 4 months ago...switched to vaping..and I quit vaping about a month ago. I do not know how much I weigh... I am going by how I feel and I feel so much better already!!! Mon, 1 May 2017 09:47:31 EST If at first you don't succeed... I'm 39 years old, 251lbs at 5'11" and I'm not getting younger. I decided to join in order to have a way to track my activities, diet and maybe find some motivation in the form of some like minded friends whom are trying to do the same. <BR> <BR> I live in Rowlett, Texas (East of Dallas, TX). Anyone else out here? <BR> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:02:21 EST Starting Over I used to be a member here for years, and I maintained a 15 pound weight loss for eight years. Now I'm back and I need to lose 20 pounds, gained during some health issues and then just outright not really trying. I've lost 1 pound since I started really trying about a week ago. I'm 51 now and I feel like my metabolism is going backwards. I'm aiming for 1550 calories a day and I run 2-3x a week, lift weights at the gym 2x a week and I do yoga 2x a week. I need to up the cardio to at least one ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:00:16 EST Hi! :) Hi everyone. My name is Renee. I have a weight loss goal of 50 pounds. I'm a mom. I'm a new vegan. I'm an atheist. I'm a Berniecrat. :) <BR> <BR> That's me in a nutshell. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:53:36 EST 20-something chubby university student Heya all! I'm a struggling chubby university student studying chemistry education. I have rather prevalent family history of diabetes and heart disease so really need to be super vigilant about being healthy and taking proper prevention like losing extra weight. <BR> <BR> I hope to find some people for support so that I can make this a definite lifestyle change and stop the yo-yoing. Especially since studying a difficult subject causes much stress and leaves me with very little free time t... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:07:21 EST Losing 20lbs in 3 months. I need to lose more than 20 lbs but this is my first goal. I'm wanting lose weight to get healthy so that I can keep up with my kiddos. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:53:53 EST Trying again, in Mn. gonna give it another try now that Winter is almost over!!!! Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:52:48 EST Gonna lose 100 pounds I am so sick of being overweight! I am determined to lose atleast 100 pounds. Any kind words and support would be greatly appreciated. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:01:35 EST Hi from Maryland I'm just starting and happy to be here. I'm looking forward to some great information and ideas and getting to know new friends. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:19:07 EST Hello Everyone I am new to spark people and I am very excited about making changes to how I manage my diet and health. For me tracking is key. The only time I ever lost a significant amount of weight in the past was by tracking. Now with apps and this website, I feel like tracking will be so much easier... and therefore WORK FOR ME. I wish everyone the best on their journey to a healthier life. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:42:01 EST new but not new Hello. I am not new to Sparkpeople. Been on here plenty of times, just never stuck with it. I am 29 years old. I have always struggled with my weight. I have PCOS and a lung disease called Pulmonary Hypertension. This time on Sparkpeople I am determined and motivated to get healthy. So far I have already lost 6 lbs. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:56:38 EST Fresh perspective Hi, I'm Jennifer a 24 year old trying to figure out what to do with my life. I've decided to live a more holistic lifestyle and have recently been interested in persuing a career in nutrition/health. I have no idea where to even start! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! :) Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:13:14 EST Surprisingly my head is really in this game Hello I just turned 61 in my second week of Optifast. I'm retired, Surprisingly, my heads in this game! I'm starting my third week. I really haven't been craving foods I just can't handle the smell of some foods especially when my daughter and her fiancé are barbecuing beautiful rib eye steaks that I adore… I've never been much of a red meat eater, no I was a retail butcher for 30 years LOL I do love me some ribeye, sure is funny how things you never really ate much of all of a sudden smell ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:13:30 EST new this is going to hard for me.hard to exercise.will be 70 in many health pain alot,get muscle cramps when i try streching exercise.have ibs,have to see a cardo dr ,get short of breath..,when walking.have mitral valel?,heart mummer,1 stintso many other 2 total knee surgerys.i,m hoping with all the comments n members storys will help,have a great to all Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:51:56 EST no going back now Hi. I will just keep this short and sweet. I will be 41 in July. I've had enough and it's absolutely urgent I lose this weight now. I am hoping to find motivation here. I joined this page years ago, but failed in my goals. This time there is no stopping me. Hi everyone! Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:59:43 EST Need motivation After having a great day yesterday feeling tired and unmotivated today. <BR> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:02:31 EST Isothermal process When the system undergoes change from one state to the other, but its temperature remains constant, the system is said to have undergone isothermal process. For instance, in our example of hot water in thermos flask, if we remove certain quantity of water from the flask, but keep its temperature constant at 50 degree Celsius, the process is said to be isothermal process. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:23:33 EST Trying to lose weight with PCOS and Chronic Pain Hi there, I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome otherwise known as PCOS which causes lots of health problems including weight problems. I have been living with chronic pain for over seventeen years due to injuring my spine; cervical, thoracic and lumbar. My knees are buggered and my feet suffer badly from arthritis, as does the rest of my body. <BR> <BR> Despite all this i am pretty active; i teach 2 classes per week of belly dancing, i attend a dance class each week, i perform on weekends with ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:19:15 EST New to here but not to dieting Hey I'm Wayne I've been dieting my whole life and may have been successful at it once or twice. I;ve had so may of those "moments" that I swore were going to push me into doing what I needed to do and had those moments disappear just as quick. I've been big all my life and I feel at times that I'm just trying to slowly kill myself throuh food. I tell myself I'm going to change it almost every day and almost every night I crash and burn. Fact is I'm tired of being fat but I just don't feel I c... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:25:58 EST A-Fib I recently had my second ablation to treat an irregular and very fast heart beat. I am feeling tired and overwhelmed by unsuccessful treatment, dietary restrictions and lack power to exercise. My heart still irregular and very fast. I have no energy to do anything. Anyone out there has had a positive outcome with A- Fib treatments that would not mind sharing with me, please? Thanks! Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:02:24 EST Day 5 still struggling Good Morning from PA still struggling with food choices <em>39</em> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:31:41 EST Good Morning from MN! Hey all! Just introducing myself, this is BigCrash (hoping to be SmallCrash someday). I am about 5 days in on this and everything is going well so far! Hope everyone is doing well this morning! Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:07:54 EST Looking to stay young at heart! I'm in my mid 50s and I my goal is to get into the exercise habit- Sparkpeople has great fitness support! Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:43:52 EST Please support my blogging efforts ..Love you all <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354078 </link> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:33:00 EST I am doing this for me HI there, I started with spark people a couple of weeks ago and have discovered there is so much more content when I log in on my laptop versus my mobile. Excited to see so much helpful information and tools and resources. Anyhow, I am not new to the weightloss arena. I have been wanting to remove at first 20 pounds which grew to 50 pounds due to menopause and continued bad habits. Funny thing is I thought I was being healthy, but it was my sedentary lifestyle that has done me in.. I hav... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:35:18 EST Difficult but won't quit Hello, all! My name is Heather. I'm 30 years old, 5'3", and was last weighed at 397 pounds. I'm currently in line for a gastric bypass but having difficulty meeting some of the requirements. I try hard to exercise but I have arthritis in my knee and have lower back pain. I try to push through the pain but it takes its toll after a little while. I'm just so frustrated. I want to join a gym or go to a swimming pool to become stronger but I have no income so it makes it difficult. Someti... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:45:03 EST Hi From Alaska Hi All! I am a 38 (almost 39) year old mother of two living in Alaska. I am determined to get healthy and lose 90 pounds. I am on day 5, and going strong :) Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:29:24 EST Hello! Hey everyone. I'm new here! <BR> <BR> I've let myself go for a few months. I had/have been battling a really bad time period with depression and anxiety that cropped up in December. I caved to every single feeling that was brought on and stopped taking care of myself. Needless to really say, it showed. I put on a considerable amount of weight. <BR> <BR> I'm looking to build a better relationship with myself and food. It's always been an adventure with me. I'm hoping I can stick with this ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:12:25 EST vsg-er still trying to figure things out... Good morning! I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy about 2 1/2 years ago. I did really well (I think), losing 85 pounds in the first year. Then came the stall. After losing a lot of my hair to either breakage or just falling out, I had to have a hysterectomy before my one-year sleeve anniversary. Both of those things got me somewhat off of the fast-track weight loss I was on. <BR> I have since developed food allergies (mainly to tree nuts) that limit what types of healthy snacks I can h... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:55:35 EST I'm Brynn I'm back and bigger than ever! I gained back all the weight I lost the first time and have gained an extra 30! How does this happen? I seek to not only lose the weight I lost the first time, but to lose an additional 30 pounds. I will still be 20 pounds from my ideal weight but it's something I could live with and be proud of. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:36:56 EST I am back I have tried a lot if things without success but never really committed. I have to do something as my daughter told me yesterday I am a binge eater which might be true <BR> I know I am an emotional eater. Has anyone tried GoLo ? I am thinking of trying that. Counseling and medication are only doing so much. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:30:48 EST I'm Casey <em>524</em> I am currently feeling very positive . I hope to gently lose about 120 lbs, while somehow managing to be kind to myself. I am excited about being a member of this encouraging and inspiring community. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:09:07 EST Hi, I'm Paula. Not very successful losing weight.. Well, I'm here trying again and wanting to do it by healthy eating and cutting down on how much I eat. I'm a compulsive stress eater, ugh. I'm an insulin and pills diabetic type 2. Gotta change my life style or it's not gonna be good. I'm an old crone and I want to live many more years... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:24:56 EST Hello...I'm a newbie Hi I'm 31 years old. Diagnosed with PCOS and left alone to figure out how to keep the weight off. I'm determined not to give up on myself. I'm glad that I found this site. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:27:49 EST Never did anything like this... Joined last week and really like all of the guidance and tools. Am a big believer in HFLC based on emerging evidence, hope to find a lot of great ideas, recipes and success stories from fellow HFLCers. Dealing with 50 extra pounds, high cholesterol, astronomical triglycerides and middle-age. You know the drill. <BR> <BR> Glad to be a SparkPeople person! Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:53:03 EST keto I am looking for friends that live the keto way and for some good hints looking for ways to get in the fat with out all the gress Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:22:02 EST Belly Bloat I was encouraged to join this site to track what I am eating and make sure I am consuming a balanced diet. Years of not paying attention (My family is no where near health conscious) have taken their toll and I can't eat high starch foods anymore without feeling like my organs no longer fit in my skin...let a lone my pants. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:51:50 EST EAGER TO LOSE AND GET FIT HELLO EVERYONE... I HAVE MADE THIS JOURNEY MANY TIMES BUT AM DETERMINED TO MAKE THIS A LASTING EFFORT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE. i CAN RECALL AS A TEENEAGE THINKING AT MY WEIGHT OF 165LBS THAT I WAS "FAT" BECAUSE YOU SEE i WAS TOLD THAT I WAS OVERWEIGHT IN COMPARISON TO MY CLASSMATES IN HIGH SCHOOL. I AM OF LARGE FRAME, SIZE 10 SHOE.... HEIGHT OF A SKOSH UNDER 6 FEET TALL.......YET WAS MADE TO FEEL THAT IN ORDER TO FIT IN WITH THE CLASSMATES THAT I NEEDED TO BE A SIZE 9 IN CLOTHES. WHAT I DIDN... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:10:41 EST newbee hi guys im new here got 100lb's to lose already lost 33lb in 3 months i walk regular please feel free to contact me i'll reply to all messages thanks. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:50:44 EST Diebetes-the fine balance between diet and exercis In January was rushed to the hospital with a blood-sugar level of 810 at a weight level of 225 pounds dropping to 170 pounds in a month loosing all fluids. They got my weight back up and put me on insulin four times a day. They impressed on me that I had to diet and exercise. Upon leaving the hospital my weight was back up to 205 pounds, my thoughts in a blur. I found this program and got serious about my eating habits and exercising. Today I am down to 187-188 pounds legitimately, having a g... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 05:50:48 EST Excited to Make Some Real Changes Hello, everyone! My name is TC and I'm no stranger to SP, but I have to admit I've never seen the Message Boards section before! My initial goal is to lose 50 pounds by November 17, and I'm already 5 down and off to a great start but hoping to connect with others as I progress further. <BR> <BR> I'm starting the Tone It Up Bikini Series on Monday, so I'm hopefully going to be working even harder to get down for the next two months. Have any of you done it? The work outs this week have been ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:47:33 EST saying hello from va Hi everyone in new to this I need some support and push to help me get started <em>224</em> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:17:56 EST Starting Over in Arkansas I'm Ashley, and I'm starting over again. This time, my husband and I are doing SparkPeople together, and I'm hoping that's what's going to make us both successful this time around. My husband is a retired Marine who is also a full-time student with a part-time job at his college. I'm the advocate supervisor for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, and I do most of my work from home. <BR> <BR> I'm the heaviest now that I've ever been and so is my husband. We both know tha... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:03:30 EST Hello from Utah! Hey guys! My name is Shannen, and I'm trying, yet again, to use SparkPeople to lose weight. I'm 19, and I have 50-60 pounds to lose. I don't really have a set goal weight, although 135 sounds super nice, but I mostly want to focus on getting in shape. I struggle with anxiety and depression, and my counselor told me that I need to add exercise to my treatment. That's really hard when you can barely walk a mile without feeling out of breath! So there's one motivator for me. I also just want to ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:50:03 EST Have to do this... Hey y'all! I'm new here, and really needing to do this!! I'm a 41 year old mom to 5. I weight 255....the heaviest I've ever been. Even during my pregnancies I wasn't this big. I'm starting to feel it in the way I move, and just feel all over. I'm really trying to stick with this. I'm hoping to meet some weight-loss buddies here that can maybe help me out. :) Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:07:54 EST Desperate Hi all, I just joined sparkpeople about 1/2 hour ago. I have always battled with weight loss but I was never overweight let alone obese until 6 years ago. I had my son 6 years ago and soon after was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis, which is way worst than postpartum depression. Soon, I was diagnosed with major depression disorder. I was on a lot of medication, all was trial and error. I did not have much support from family and friends. I remember eating mindlessly and soon I weighed 250,... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:30:31 EST Returned to SparkPeople this week Returning and recommitting to my healthy lifestyle after a difficult couple of years where I slid all the way back. It's hard for me to put myself out there, but I'm determined to do all the steps for my challenge! Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:24:13 EST Not new, newly committed I am using the mobile app and my fitbit to assist. Tired of being tired. LOCK AND LOAD! Let's do this! Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:51:28 EST Restarting in Alabama I've been on and off SparkPeople for years. When I'm active, I actually see results. Why do I keep doing this to myself? The first time, I have a good reason: we were without good internet for a couple of years. After that, I got nothing. <BR> <BR> I really want to look and feel better. I have so many cosplay ideas that I'd like to look good for. I have a YouTube channel, too, and I want to be healthy as an example of what is possible living a Paleo lifestyle and being autistic. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:20:16 EST need to eat better trying to find out what are the best smoothies to use and how much to use. also how to get more protein in my diet and more vegetables Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:25 EST Must do it Hi <BR> <BR> Just joined today, I will be 63 years young on Monday, just found out I have got arthritis in my foot, I love walking so it is a bit of a blow, I must lose weight now, no option..fortunately I love swimming too so I am going to take that up again instead of so much walking..hopefully I can lose 30 lbs and back in my trainers...wish me luck Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:38:20 EST New to Spark people Ready to make healthy choices, excited to see positive changes Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:04:52 EST Starting Over AGAIN...this time it'll stick Dr. Phil really got to me yesterday. It really motivated me to start back up on my weight loss and take really seriously this time. It's really about the health this Time. It's surprising where you find motivation sometimes Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:02:24 EST Starting is the worst I am an all or nothing type of gal. I realize that's my mistake. I start and go hard core and then fizzle out. That's why I lose and gain the same 30lbs EVERY YEAR. <BR> <BR> I think I need the baby steps. The not beating myself up. <BR> <BR> Today, I did eat at Chipotle with my husband for lunch. But I also made sure I got water in and exercised 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> Ill make some more steps once I get these down. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:00:58 EST New to sparkpeople Hi to everyone my name is andreagail so happy to be here by goal is to lose 21 pounds <BR> I have a chi named luna <em>41</em> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:39:29 EST Getting it done! I am NOT a morning person. But I know if I don't work out first thing in the morning, it is simply not going to happen. I work a desk job and by the end of a long day, I am just mentally drained and fatigued by sitting all day (not that it makes sense, but it sure feels like it!). So, I have been getting up between 4:30 and 5 each morning for the last 3 weeks (M - F) and hitting the gym. Do I love being up then? NOPE! But by the end of the workout, I feel awake and accomplished. So, I will ke... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:00:35 EST Looking for a weight loss buddy. Truly need someone to chat with and keep me motivated and on track. Message me if you are interested. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:41:02 EST Starting again Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have been on Spark a few times over the last couple of years and the one thing I have learned.......I do better when I take the time to login every day. This time I want it to be a long term commitment. Any and all tips for staying motivated will be greatly appreciated! Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:41:10 EST Hello fron the UK Hello <BR> <BR> Recently joined with a view to losing a few lb as I've been unsuccessful over the last year. <BR> <BR> I am currently doing the 21 day challenge for newbies, day five today hence the post, Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:51:19 EST Back for the 29839th time I don't know what's different about this time except for the fact that I have a much clearer mind and I'm much more motivated this time. I'm Lindsey, I'm 31, I live in Minnesota, and while I track my calories elsewhere I rejoined Sparkpeople for the community! So add me as a friend, people! Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:32:22 EST Back on SparkPeople! Hi everybody! My name is Melanie and I'm finally back on SparkPeople after a long time away. I'm hoping that it will help me to change my life for the better, something I've been wanting for a long time. I'm tired of starting over and over again on my weight loss journey and am ready to make this the time that I stick with it. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to add me as a friend. I need all the motivation and encouragement I can get and would love to have some accountability buddies. :) Nice to ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:56:48 EST Finally losing Finally down 10 pounds. Had been gaining slowly for a long time, stressful times, good times, anytime. I love foods starchy and sweet! So happy that I only had a small piece of my grandson's b-day cake after days of no desserts. However I am finding sugar free Jello gives me a little taste thrill at the end of my protein meals. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:59:57 EST Hello from the Atlanta area! I am trying, once again. to get back into shape, lose the extra weight and find my way to being Healthy, Happy & STRONG. Would love to meet some people around my age (51) who would like to encourage one another and maybe meet up sometime to get moving (walks around Stone Mountain, local parks) or simply to build friendships. We're all in this together! Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:06:01 EST New Guy ... how many times have you read that? lol <BR> Real quick, as I am short of time. <BR> 54 y/o man.... who is scheduled for a nuclear stress test tomorrow.... kind of an eye opener. Didn't think I was that bad... but we'll see. <BR> I'm a man, husband, father, and a grandfather.... I want to be around for a bit longer... but healthy I want to be able to keep up and even out do my grandkids. <BR> <BR> Looking for motivation, inspiration, advice, and friends who have fun and a healthy m... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:33:48 EST Left Weight Watcher to Join Spark People A few months ago I rejoined Weight Watchers again, for the weekly accountability of weighing in. I had joined many times over many years. It is in no way my intention to criticize Weight Watchers because many people have been very successful with the program. However, each time I joined, it was the same story. I did not enjoy converting foods to points, prefer counting calories, would soon find a sameness to the meetings regardless of how good the leader was, and I just did not feel it wa... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:47:24 EST Hi from South Korea I am 52 years old man and living in South Korea. I recently had knee surgery and between lack of exercise and friends bringing me sweets for recovery, I gained 30 pounds in 4 months. Now I want to loose 35 - 40 pounds as a goal. I live alone but have several good friends. I don't cook but can make a salad. Korean basic food is healthier than American food though. I would like to start a blog, but don't see how to do that, so here is a good place to start! <BR> Drew Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:06:58 EST Hello from Virginia Hello everyone and good luck with your weight loss journey! Sun, 16 Apr 2017 16:03:16 EST I am new I just want to introduce myself. Trying to be healthier. Thank you for listening. Sun, 16 Apr 2017 13:22:04 EST Hello from Arizona Hi everybody. I've been tracking my nutrition for 30 days now and figured I'd get a little more involved in what this site has to offer. The last 30 days has been the best 30 days of my life as far as nutrition goes and I'd really like to keep it up! Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:47:41 EST hello, I'm new to message boards Hi, this is my first time on the message boards. <BR> <BR> I've been tracking my food and exercise for over a month. I appreciate how the tracking makes me more aware of my actions. <BR> <BR> I am more or less on track in terms of actions, but lagging in terms of weight loss. Oh well, at least I'm headed in the right direction. <em>30</em> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:46:22 EST Hello Sparkles! Looking forward to tracking once again meeting goals with SparkPeople. Sat, 15 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EST Savannah, GA over here Hi. Former runner trying to get back in shape in my 40s, and, damn, it's hard, especially in this hellish climate. Came to this website for some motivation - I'm not much of a joiner, but maybe this will work? We'll see. I'm a writer (my name, Short Bus Hero, is my latest book title) and I'm currently studying comedy. Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:43:31 EST I need motivation to get fit for my wedding! Hi! I´m Mel. I am 19 from Germany and after 6 years together I am getting married to the love of my life next February. I used to be a competitive ballet dancer and gymnast but broke my hip a few years back and have been packing on the pounds since then (cortison shots+antidepressants=crazy weight gain). My goal is not so much to lose weight since I am at a healthy weight but I would like to get fit and start eating a lot healthier. Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:47:03 EST New Hello I'm new and looking forward to this adventure Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:48:31 EST Newbie New to these message boards so not sure what to say.....I have a lot of weight to lose and in the past I have lost quite a bit living a low carb lifestyle. Are there any boards specific to low carb? I have hit a two week plateau and I'm really frustrated but have not given up and I don't plan on it. I am finding it hard because I feel like I am doing everything right but my weight will not budge. Thanks for listening! Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:02:56 EST Hey Y'all! I reached my "ahaha" moment yesterday about my weight. I am an Alabama transplant to Maryland who is using food for friendship and emotional support. Little Debbie and her snack cakes moved with me and now Ho Ho's and Ding Dongs seemed to have moved in! I am determined this time to meet my goal weight. I am hoping y'all will help me! Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:50:25 EST 56 still trying to lose weight <em>39</em> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:29:58 EST Checking out the site Hi, My name is Nancy. I'm looking for a good place and people in support of my weight loss journey. All the tracking looks very overwhelming, but nothing worthwhile is easy. I welcome any suggestions. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:26:01 EST Hello from NJ Hi Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:40:36 EST New to boards... Hello everyone...I was introduced to sparkpeople by a friend. She has had great success and is highly motivated by being a member here. I hope i can learn how to use this to do the same :-) Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:01:56 EST New and not Sure What to Do. Hello My Name is Marisa. <BR> Not Really Sure What to Do Here, I Was Here Before 8 Years ago. I was Confused Then Too. I Went on You tube to Find a Seated Work out and Found Nicole's 12 Min Work out. I Love it and Now it;s apart of my workout. I exercise Every other Day. I Try to Eat Right and I don't Eat at Restaurants. I do Get Pizza For Us all but it's only one time a month. I get one Slice and Water. Now that Dominoes has Salads I'm going to eat that instead. I Need To lose 150 pounds and... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:51:23 EST Just saying hello! Making my first stop to the message boards to take a look around. Hello my fellow SparkPeople! Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:08:15 EST Hey My name is Amanda, and I'd like to lose 35 lbs this year. I don't have a lot of space in my apartment to work out, but I do have an exercise bike, so I'm hoping that will be useful. I'd like to learn how to eat healthy (without spending too much) and resist cravings for junk food and sugary things. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you! Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:10:04 EST Hello from SE Wisconsin! Hello everyone, I'm a 34 yr old mom of 4, work full time and I want to have my body back. After NEVER working out, having 4 children, and eating pretty much anything I wanted it has caught up to me. I found out that I had ulcers in December 2016 and that prompted me to change some of my eating habits. I still have work to do, I need to learn how to incorporate exercise and healthier eating into my life. I found SparkPeople many years ago and I'm glad that I have "reconnected". <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:17:23 EST Greetings Hi, everyone :-) <BR> I am mid-aged trying to become healthy and loose some weight in the process :-) Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:26:28 EST Hi from nc Hello from North Carolina! My name is Jodie I am a divorced mother of two. In the last year I have lost both of my children, my daughter decided she didn't like my rules and at 15 she moved out, and went to live with her grandmother, my 17 year old son made some bad decisions and landed himself in a lot of trouble. I blamed myself​ for everything, I became depressed and turned to food for the comfort. Intern I have made myself over weight and unhappy, but today is a new day. It's time for me ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:30:47 EST Hello Everyone!!!! <em>334</em> Starting up to lower cholesterol. Lets get motivated <BR> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 01:37:39 EST New Here Hello. My name is Steve. <BR> <BR> I'm looking to restart my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> In 9 years, I've gone from 300 pounds, down to 285 when I started logging foods, before I ultimately dropped to 217. Now I'm back up to 260. <BR> <BR> I logged at Calorie Count off and on for years before the site shut down. I needed a fresh start anyway. <BR> <BR> My actual weight goal is 193 pounds. <BR> <BR> Now I'm here, jump starting the logging, losing weight, and hopefully will get... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:19:13 EST