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 Hi! Hi, everyone. My name is Gabby. I have been struggling with weight for years. During my pregnancy with my third son I gained about 50 lbs and never lost it before getting pregnant with my fourth son. Now I'm sitting here at a weight I'm completely unhappy with. I take medications that are working against me. I have been trying to lose weight for years but it's been over a year since I actually ate right. Recently I did lose about 13 lbs without trying. My body kind of does this. Once... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 07:06:00 EST good morning i'm new here I just joined yesterday and so I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm really trying to lose weight but I've never had any support except from my parents who I'm really close with. Most of my online friends don't know I want to lose weight. And I have zero offline friends. I do exercise regularly and I'm learning yoga and meditation. And I at least try to eat right. But I can never stay on a diet because I'm afraid that i'll end up being hungry if I watch how and when I eat. I am diabetic ... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 05:42:51 EST new to get in shape and control blood sugar Mon, 3 Aug 2015 00:20:08 EST I've been on sparkpeople a month now and it's fun. It's fun to just cruise around and see what other people are doing and what is working and not working for others. <BR> <BR> It's fun to complain about stuff without fear of being told to snap out of it. Sometimes you just have to get stuff out of your head! <BR> <BR> It's fun to blog my stories of ups and downs and sidewayses. Yeah, that's not a word. <BR> <BR> If fun to find a lot of other people in the same boat as me working for a common goal (or at least some kind of goal). <BR> <B... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 23:04:31 EST The Sweet Life <img src=""> <BR> In June- I decided to GO OFF SUGAR... after reading and watching documentaries and after feeling like my appetite and health were in a really strange place, with fatigue and achy feet, and no improvement on weight no matter what I did- I decided to work on a Candida Cleanse. Which basically entailed drinking Apple cider vinegar before meals- to kill the Candida yeast in my gut- and then I elimina... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 18:46:59 EST New here... I've known about Spark People for some time but every time I looked at the website it was intimidating. :) I have not figured it out yet, seems things are all over the place but hopefully I will learn my way around soon. <BR> <BR> I was able to lose 30 pounds by walking and riding my bike but when we moved to the country, all of a sudden I had nowhere to walk and nowhere to ride my bike. We live off of a very narrow road that is the main artery of our area so it is heavily traveled...two bik... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 17:06:43 EST Exited to learn about how you achieved your goals I am looking forward to recipes, suggestions, ways of losing weight and creating a new lifestyle. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 16:35:42 EST Here goes nothing... Hi, <BR> <BR> I am new to Sparkpeople. I actually signed up a while back but never went through with it. I have always been overweight but never really cared until now. I have tried to lose weight but was never really motivated so I would lose a few pounds and then gain back those pounds plus I few more. I just recently found out that I am diabetic and I really want to get healthy and not have to take medication. Therefore, I am making a lifestyle change (not a diet). So here I am....I am u... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 14:26:41 EST A new start I've been on SparkPeople in the past, but never been involved on the message boards. I'm 56. I don't have a lot of weight to lose, but I have been stuck in one spot for so long, it has really got me down. I feel like I eat right and I go to the gym, <BR> I even have a trainer, but I'm still stuck. I'm hoping SparkPeople will help me to see where I'm going wrong. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 13:56:51 EST Count down to slim Today is the start of my journey. My goal - to become healthy and more fit before I turn 50. I have just under a year to meet my goal. It's time to take charge. I had a very bad accident about 8 years ago and since then the weight has just crept up. It's time to no longer use this as an excuse. I'm hopeful I can do it - with your support:) Sun, 2 Aug 2015 11:46:41 EST Welcome to my mission Hi everyone. Today is the first day of my mission. I guess you will all be part of it. My mission: to lose weight, to eat better, feel better, look better. The past year has been a downward spiral: bad food, no exercise, menopause, and the end result = i dont like the way i look or feel. My self esteem and confidence are low. Today i will work to change all of this. For myself. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 11:19:30 EST Fresh Start Hi everyone! I'm a long time Spark member looking for a fresh start. My old Spark account seemed to have a lot of negativity attached to it (my own, this community has always been amazing) so I wanted to give myself a fresh start with a new account to see what I can do with Spark again. Glad to be back, it's been awhile. Can't wait to see what changes have been made! Sun, 2 Aug 2015 10:58:55 EST Help!! My name is Jenny........I have been attempting to lose some weight for awhile now. But whenever I feel uncomfortable or sad....I pig out, then feel like crying after. Can anyone suggest something to help me stop this? Sun, 2 Aug 2015 06:09:43 EST New and excited Hello! Sun, 2 Aug 2015 01:27:41 EST new Hi friends! Sun, 2 Aug 2015 01:25:43 EST Hello My name is Angelica and I am 34. I was told I needed to lose weight for health reasons and I have a really hard time not eating what I want. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 22:44:21 EST Got my motivation back!! Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Kathy and I was a "sparkpeople" member several years ago! I ended up having major surgery and I fell of a lot. Well, I'm back and I have lost 28 pounds so far. I already know what a great group of people you guys are and I'm so glad to be back! Sat, 1 Aug 2015 21:11:18 EST Hello my name is Laura I just join the site today...after a long search for weight loss programs and support. Although my main goal is to loss 50 plus pounds, I would also like to find tips on how to get and stay motivated. There are many things I no longer do because of the weight gain in the past year..just would like to get back to my old active , happy self. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 19:08:02 EST Intro Hello! I previously lost 60 lbs. with the help of SparkPeople, but then I started college. Throughout college, I took the maximum number of classes almost every semester, and slowly gained the weight back. I spent more and more time on my homework, and less time cooking healthy foods and exercising. <BR> Now I have graduated. I spent the summer teaching summer camp at a gymnastics facility, and lost 20 lbs. just by doing more walking (while chasing/playing/caring for kids) than I did by s... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 14:05:03 EST Return Spark My name is Jenny and I first tried SparkPeople about 8-9 years ago. I did pretty well on it then. I gained some weight then joined another Weight loss group with my sister but it was kinda expensive. I did have a great deal of success but hate the idea of paying for meetings and trackers... when I can get all that here. So here I am over 40 (42 in 20 days!!) and I am really struggling with this excess weight. Looking for motivation, friends and success once again on Spark! Sat, 1 Aug 2015 12:33:14 EST Hello I am excited to recently find this webpage. I love the tools and resources and needed a place that I can express my inner self and not feel judged. I have let myself become someone I don't want to be and it is time I take control of myself and except responsibility for my actions. I love myself and have forgotten how to take care of me and be the best person I can be starting with eating right. I can not wait to see the transformation and meet all the unique people I will meet on my adventur... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 09:54:27 EST Hello and Help! Hello to everyone. I found this page when googling some diet I saw advertised on Facebook. I am very interested in eating Clean and Foods found naturally on this earth. I have ALOT of weight to loose and so does my husband. I know that if I focus on myself that he may also receive the advantage by my choices. I have psoriatic arthritis and although I used to be very active and exercise I have totally quit due to pain. I am counting on weight loss to help take some of the pressure off my joint... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 09:20:06 EST New at this <em>524</em> ...New at this ...hope to learn a lot of new tips and ideas to help keep me motivated...really excited about getting healthy...have a lot of health issues, hopefully losing these pounds will help, glad to find "" seems to be an Awesome place to be. <em>41</em> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 09:05:37 EST Hey! Hi Guys! I set this account up in 2013, but never really used it. This week I decided once and for all to get my life and health in order. Grateful for any tips and encouragement! Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:41:45 EST tired of trying I am so tired of losing some weight and then gaining it back. I am a type 2 diabetic and I know if I lost some of this weight I could get off of most of my medication. Yes, I sound so negative, sorry, but I am about the weight thing. I would like to have a menu for a 1200 calorie a day, with normal food. I will keep trying and I know I have to really, really, turn this around to be positive. please help Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:01:19 EST Looking for friends Hi! <BR> I am 27. I am a veteran and I am completing my bachelor degree. I am looking for good friends that want to lose weight. I am on nearly everyday. I really hate running and today I could not bring myself to do it. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:04:04 EST Introducing Self Hi there, thanks for the site and the great info. I am a 53yo female with about 80 pounds to lose. <BR> <BR> Evenings are the worst for me, eating habits poor. <BR> <BR> Haven't exercised in years, so yesterday got my bike out.. aired the tires, bought a cute basket for it. Will check the tires to see if they held. Then my goal is to ride it for 10 minutes 2x today. (Doc's orders to take it slow at first). <BR> <BR> Have a great morning all and hope to meet others for encouragement and lau... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:02:01 EST newbie here Looking to make changes in my life and becoming a healthier happier person. Need to lose a good bit, but it's more than weight and mucels to me. It'd be nice to make friends to keep me on track (I've quit alot) need to over come some food addiction, such a soda, and eating out ( everyday at work ) appreciate any feedback thanks ;) Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:41:05 EST Help Me.. Hello, My name is Pam. I am 54 years old with at least 60 pounds to lose... I'm pretty active.. I swim a couple of times a week as well and take classes with weights.. I also enjoy biking which I do a couple of times a week. <BR> <BR> I guess, my eating has not been too great because I can not lose weight... I'm am menopausal and can't lose weight... Help... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:27:29 EST working toward a heathly life A recent life style change has caused a weight gain and Ineed to get THE WEIGHT OFF!f Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:23:02 EST Starting again Hi everybody. I've been a member on this site for a while now but haven't had any luck with sticking to a plan. I'm the only one to blame. I've become so lazy lately and have allowed myself to slide back into old habits. Anyways, I'm looking to start somewhere so I thought I'd log back in here to get help cause I honestly have no idea where to start. <BR> <BR> A trip to the doctor last week was my wake up call. Upon weigh in I was shocked (was I really?) to see that I have put on 55 pounds ... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:51:41 EST Hello ~ Newbie here <em>521</em> I'm new, just started today and I can't wait to find all the great things SPARK can help me with. I look forward to getting to know people and giving help when I can. Stay Tuned! Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:27:45 EST taking it serious Hi everyone I am new here and still learning to get around I have a goal weight of 145 and am at 230 right now looking forward to meeting new people Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:10:38 EST Old but new here Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Mariel from Calgary, AB. I have been a member here since 2006 but haven't really used Spark people up until this month. Now that there is an app i can tie it into my Fitbit and i am super excited to make the switch. <BR> I started taking my weight loss seriously about 2 years ago by using the "lose it" app which helped me track my workouts, eating, and weight. <BR> I managed to lose 41 lbs on my own in those two years with healthier eating and more exerc... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:46:30 EST Just starting out Hey everyone. Hoping to eat better, lose a few pounds and exercise more. I have some extra time on my hands and want to use it wisely before starting my new job. I'll be 53 this year and am changing careers, going from being in the restaurant business for thirty years to insurance. It's time for a fresh start but a little daunting and would love to hear from people and how they would handle something like this! Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:32:06 EST Hey there! Hey! My name is Brittany and I'm new to this whole shebang! I don't really have family or friends that really understand my struggle with this and all my gym going friends decided they were going to bail on me. Soooo I'm here for some extra motivation to keep me going! I'm at approximately 215 pounds and I'm 5' 2" (even admitting that is a big step for me) and I'd like to be at least down to 160! But I'd be SO happy if I got it down to 140 :) We will see. Anywho. I'm a college student at Univ... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:15:46 EST Time to get healthy :) Hi Sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> I'm a 21 y/o woman, and I would generally consider myself to be in good shape, but I struggle with emotional/boredom eating. I figured that finding a supportive community of like-minded people could be just what I need to help me conquer this destructive pattern. I love cooking (and eating, if you hadn't already gathered) and have a collection of great recipes that I am always looking to share and expand. I am also a dedicated, competitive athlete, so if you ev... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:41:09 EST Instituting a Change Good Afternoon everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Tina, I have recently decided I am not happy with my weight, and so I am finally deciding to do something about it. I am no longer comfortable with myself, tired all the time, and so I am instituting a change. I changed jobs last year from a position that had me moving all day to a desk job and that hasn't helped my weight or health. <BR> <BR> <BR> I just signed up today, I decided that having people I could answer too for Fitness & Nutrition w... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:29:33 EST Merry Meet! Merry Meet everyone! My name is Brandy! I am Wiccan and have been for over 3 years (this September will be 4 years practicing actually). I am a Solitary Wiccan Witch. That means that I am not a member of any coven. I am currently studying to be a High Priestess of the Wicca religion. I am a follower of nature and of all Gods and Goddesses. Please do NOT judge me for this. It will only make YOU look bad, NOT me. <BR> <BR> This is my third time on this site (hey, third times a charm, right?). ... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:07:36 EST Starting over and going strong Hello everyone, <BR> I'm Heidi, I am from Ohio but currently live in Hermosillo Sonora Mexico. A few years back I lost over a hundred pounds I worked out non stop and hardly ate. Guess what happened? Yep you guessed it stopped going to the gym everyday and started eating and before I knew it I was right back where I stated. I have been on my new journey for two weeks now and I am feeling amazing and blessed. This time around I realize how important it is to continue my journey while focusing... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:41:28 EST here to say hello! Hello everyone! I hope this post finds you well. I am brand spankin' new to this whole sparkpeople/ online community weight thing. I have a friend that did the WW online thing and since I am a broke college kid I went in search for a cheaper option when I stumbled upon this site. I did some digging and research before making an account. I love that you can track food, exercise, weight, measurements along with other goals that may or may not be related to "fitness". I look forward to getting t... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:55:42 EST starting over I was on spark people before, but I just quit and gained back all the weight I lost, so I am starting all over again. I will stick to it this time Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:46:30 EST doing me hello, every one my name is ruby. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:22:53 EST New to the program and just getting started I am looking for some suggestions on what should i do first second third for what to eat and preparing it I really don't like to cook Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:10:45 EST Hi, I'm new Well I have a birthday coming up Saturday, and I'm over 50 and I feel like my weight has runnith over, I just got a treadmill and I've been walking on it for a week 15 minutes everyday. So now I realized I need a support system. So here I am. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:13:21 EST want my life back! Lots to lose , got to get motivated. Lovely family want to be around to see them grow up! Looking around the site, so much to see and so may success stories, looking forward to being able to write mine !! Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:42:59 EST Intro Hello Everyone, I just joined Sparkpeople and I'm ready to become more fit and lose weight. I've developed HBP and high cholesterol. I've got to lose 40 lbs beginning August 1 and ending on April 30. Wish me luck and I'll be seeing you in the boards. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:26:28 EST KEEP MOVING FORWARD.. >>> don't step backwards !! Don't let anything or anyone STOP you from living your dreams or making your goals.... !! :) Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:39:35 EST Help me complete my goal!!! Who wants to help me complete a 90 day challenge? Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:22:32 EST back again Hi im back for some much needed motivation and support. sick of feeling bad i want to feel happy with myself. So any ideas etc would be more than welcome <BR> Thank you <BR> Loz Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:25:30 EST Good Afternoon SparkPeople... Hello...My name is Missie...I decided enough is enough...It is high time to get to being healthy...I have too much to live for...I am so blessed with my family and the few friends that I have to just waste my life away...It is past time to return the blessings...I just recently joined SparkPeople hoping to find some answers I am searching for to get healthy, lose the weight for good, and meet new people...I am also looking for some buddies that can help me stay accountable to the goals I have... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:10:50 EST New Kid on the Block I'm new to SparkPeople and I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Hannah, soon I will be turning 28. I live near Chicago and my current goal is to run a half marathon. I work out about 4 times a week and try to eat healthy- but I would love to lose weight. Any guidance/tips would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> Good Luck to everyone! Keep up the good work <BR> <BR> Hannah Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:14:43 EST SUPER MOTIVATED! Decided to take control of my health and so far I'm loving it! Been on SparkPeople for a couple weeks and it's been very helpful to see what I've been eating. It's helping me make better choices. I have a long road ahead but we're all moving forward one step at a time either way - and each is a choice - a step towards disease or a step towards health. <BR> <BR> I CHOOSE HEALTH! Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:42:59 EST Starting all over again!!!! Hello SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> I am starting my weight loss journey all over again and feel like I am at a loss sometimes. I can't say how many diets I have been on, weight loss challenges, exercise regimens, etc. All I can say is that the weight never truly stay off. For all intents and purposes, I must say that I see myself as overweight. No, I am not obese, but I am pre-diabetic and know that there are pounds that I need to lose to keep myself healthy and fit for my family and myself. ... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:00:40 EST Help!;) Hellllo. Wow, this is a lot to take in in one night! 😜 I am a mom of four. My kids range from 8 months to 11 yrs. I am about 100 pounds heavier than when I started this mom-thing. I am just sick and tired of being exhausted and out of shape and need to be a better role model for my kids (plus it wouldn't hurt to feel sexy again! 😘👙👗 Who's with me??!! Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:52:59 EST Women over 6 feet tall, Let's Talk!!! Do you feel the BMI index for women in their 40's is unrealistic?? I would love to be 155-160 lbs again as this was my weight playing basketball in college. But since I haven't played "ball" in so long, I'm embarrassed to play in public. So I've decided to just play a little tennis or brisk walk for 20 minutes, 3 times a week when it's cool outside. The heat makes it impossible to get out the house and I am lacking motivation. Any suggestions???? <em>46</em> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:52:53 EST joined sparkpeople tonight 7/28/15 My nickname is moose I am 46 and I need to loose weight. <BR> I just won the cancer fight last year just had a total knee and I have got to get healthy. I miss work and my friends.joined hoping to lose 100 pounds and get healthy!&#128591; Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:36:55 EST Beginner I am a beginner. I have been tracking my food and fitness for a week now. And I am loving it already. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:28:44 EST prissytiffy hey everyone im new please add me on fitbit my email is I love to compete in daily challenges Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:10:07 EST Mom/meme of 6 Hi I am a mother of 3 and Meme of 3, needing to get motivated again . Every time I slack off I have Bloodpressure issues and I feel bad. It starts with unhealthy eating , little exercise, which is what causes the Bloodpressure issues and weight gain. I just want to keep a balance of eating good and exercising. I thought I would try this site to see if it helps.i am gonna give it a try.. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:41:43 EST Hello people of spark HI there everyone, <BR> <BR> To introduce myself, i'm in insomniac college student. Sometimes i freak out about the state of my room, grades and of course my weight. When i walk through the halls i feel like i slow others down, or just plain in the way of others. I can see it written on others faces how annoyed or the shock they see when i pass. 5 years ago i thought i never break the 300 barrier but now i'm 330 pounds and even more depressed than ever. I hear that other people have it wors... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:06:49 EST Fitbit friends Hello everyone! I am looking for Fitbit friends to have challenges with. I average about 20k a day and find I do much better w friends that push the limits. Anyone wanna do a weekly challenge starting tomorrow? <BR> Send me a request Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:52:21 EST I want to be a success story... Hi everyone, my name is Krista and I feel like a failure. I'd say I'm new to this site but that's not true. I joined in 2012 when I went into the hospital for kidney stones and was told my weight for the first time in a long time. I was shocked then but found out that other than the stones I was actually healthy. So I went another 3 years, feeling alright but knowing I needed to get healthy and lose the weight. So I went to a doctor for the first time since my stones and found out I gaine... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 21:34:28 EST Coming Home to Sparks I am Singinglady47TN. I have been on SparkPeople since 2013 but my time online has been sparce. But I am back and glad. I live in White House TN and was born and raised in Music City (Nashville). I am about an hour from there now. Yes, I do sing. My Dad was a country music back in the 30's & early 40's. It is so good to be back. I hope everyone here has a great Sunday. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:20:09 EST hi from NC I just joined today. So need help getting motivated. I am knocking on 50s door and weigh 200, plus high blood pressure. I'm hoping I can do it this time and keep the weight off. Any suggestions are very much welcome, want to get out of this funk and feel better. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:04:15 EST hello Sparkles! I have just joined and am learning my way around the SP site <em>249</em> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:57:27 EST Hi peeps! Here to make some major life changes, you coming? Can't stop, Won't stop! Sun, 26 Jul 2015 04:55:35 EST Shy I'm usual pretty shy. But they say the community part of Spark People is very helpful. So here I am trying something new! Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:43:38 EST Hello! Hello, I'm Danielle and I'm 19 years old. A couple of months ago, I weighed at around 240 and got down to 231. I stopped around there, because I just didn't feel it anymore. I have been TTC since last December and have had no luck. I went to see my doctor where I was diagnosed (well, a confirmed diagnosis) with PCOS. He told me that if I lost weight, my body would ovulate more than what it is doing. My goal is to get back under 200, so between 30-40lbs. I haven't been dieting for long, and cu... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:12:52 EST New Here Hello my name is Sophia and I am new here to SparkPeople. I want to start losing weight for health reasons and so I can walk into stores to find stuff that I like and fits me. I am a future teacher and want my future students to see that health is important. I am on a few teams including the Fitbit one, but I am waiting for my fitbit to come in the mail. Hope to meet new friends here. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:39:23 EST Hello, just joined sparkpeople Hi I am just learning how to use this program, I would like to follow the south beach diet but I cannot see how to tell the tracker that. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:28:40 EST Spark Newbie <em>311</em> Hello to everyone at Spark, this is my first full day on the program. Im having fun checking out this website, and entering in my daily foods on the tracker. For fitness I like to do the Leslie Sansone walk at home videos, but im not sure how to enter those workouts into the Fitness Tracker section. <em>334</em> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:30:49 EST New Again I was here several years ago & quite active, but couldn't remember any of my login info, so here I am again. I live in Texas with my hubby & 9 year-old Metformin daughter. I had my RNY 12/23/2008. I had a lot of complications & a lot of revisions (yes, I was 100% compliant, I was just the 3%). I'm actually writing this from the hospital bed, here at Baptist Hospital Downtown in San Antonio, feeling very lonely and afraid! So, here I am, reaching out. I'm trying not to feel sorry for myself.... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:39:00 EST Hi from Lee Hi all. Been sparking for quite a while, but haven't really ventured to the message boards. (or don't recall doing so years ago). <BR> I recently reached a milestone and reached the 100 lbs lost mark. I have more confidence than I've had for years. <BR> Wanting to stay motivated and make sure my past 'all or nothing' attitude stays in the past. <BR> I donated my entire wardrobe with out a worry that I'd need them again, but I want to do everything I can to ensure this is a new way of life... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:02:59 EST Newbie Diabetic in need of hlep Just yesterday I found out I was a diabetic. I feel so lost and confused as to what I can eat. I went to my dr, because I noticed a huge weight loss. In ten weeks I had lost 35 lbs. My dr. called my house yesterday and told me to only have 1500 calories. He then later called and told me to go to the ER. While in the ER I was given 20 units of insulin and 3 bags of fluid. At 11:30pm I was released from the hospital. I went to my pharmacy to pick up some medicine. I found that I had tw... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:34:22 EST Just Starting I need to loose 22 pounds so that I can have a hip replacement. Lost 8 already and seem to be on a plateau right now. Need an edge to start losing again. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 09:50:58 EST New Columbia, SC Hello. Interested in beginning Elliptical. Just set it up yesterday and was a bit discouraged at how it kicked my butt in only 10 minutes. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 08:10:59 EST Introduction Hey i'm Rachel and i'm new to this sight today. I was just looking for some help or food tracking and trackers for weight, excersize, and other things and so far this site has everything i need! Just want to get back to my lowest weight being only 22yrs of age i shouldnt be at the weight i am now. I want to lose 55lbs by next febuary and valentines day and want to be fit before i start thinking about having a family. Hopefully this site will help with those goals. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:18:50 EST A beginner and disabled Hi everyone. I am not good talking with people. I am quite at first. Depends on who it is. I must sound like an Pessimist, but I am not. I am completely an Optimist. I used to be a Pessimist, it was so terrible. Very much a depressing person all the way around. I am 59, but getting older does not bother me. What bothers me is I am at 232 lbs. I think that was the last time I weighed myself. I am asking if there is anyone that would help me by being a pessimist, in my life here now. I was 25... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:05:50 EST Back again after 5 year relapse Good morning, and Happy Friday! I'm really grateful for this site. I lost 111 pounds 5 years ago, got sick, and gained it all back and then some. I started on this new journey to health 3 months ago and am down 56 pounds. I've got a long way to go (127 pounds to be exact) but am looking only to lose the next 10 pounds so I don't get overwhelmed by how much I really have to lose. So far that is working for me. I am looking forward to reading about everyone's successes, tips, etc.! Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:48:29 EST Hello Hello. I joined about 3 weeks ago. Need to lose 52 pounds. I lost 42 pounds a few years ago but gained it all back and 10 more. I want to lose it for good and keep it off. Feeling determined. <em>88</em> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:46:48 EST Newbie Hi everyone! I'm new to this and looking for some support. I'm a busy mum with two kiddies who wrks full time but am looking to take the time to improve my health to benefit not just myself but my family. I'm in New Zealand. <BR> <BR> Helen Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:32:34 EST Let's run Running is amazing makes me feel connected to the elements...beautiful lets all run... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:12:15 EST Need help/ my story Hi everyone! This is my first time on here and just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jessica I am 29 a stay at home wife and mother of 2 a 13 yr and 1 yr old, and my current weight is about 225(my heaviest). My situation is I have always fluctuating results on the scale since my first child and since my 2nd was born I was diagnosed with post partum depression and now I find staying motivated to anything especially lose weight, I feel very alone in my personal life, my husband works out... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:43:48 EST Diabetic Nerve Pain To the person asking help with Diabetic Nerve Pain. My doctor gave me Gabapentin 3 times a day and it has controlled the pain. You might ask your doctor if you may be prescribed this prescription. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:23:52 EST I'm just beginning and, Wow!! I have tried diets before but nothing like this. Snaps to all of you with your positive words and energy! This is just my second day and I'm so excited. Thanks to everyone who created and those who are maintaining this site. It's a true blessing! Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:35:31 EST Starting Again - Reintroducing myself Hi. I joined a while ago and didn't do so well, but I have found a motivator this time. I am going on vacation and was looking for things to do while at the vacation spot and one of the big things that I wanted to do, I would be unable to do because of being out of shape and too heavy. There was a weight limit. I don't want to miss out on doing the things that I really would enjoy, simply because I weigh too much. I plan to change that with the help of this website and the people here. I post... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:55:36 EST new to sparkpeople I have been using sparkpeople for about a week now and I like the way it tracks your food intake and exercise. I am 63 years young and don't really do a lot of physical activity. I work for a security company which requires me to verify people coming into a community. Its a lot of up and down greeting people. <BR> I do ride a bicycle and enjoy that a lot. I live in Florida and it gets very hot to ride in the afternoons. I live in North Port Florida and they have lots of sidewalks so it is a ... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:00:23 EST granny is still going As a previously employed full-time nurse,I was always taking care of everyone but me. <BR> Then at 58 I had Triple Bypass, no sooner was I back to work,tan bam...I lost my mother in January and then had a stroke in may. Now I am on disability and learning to live a new normal. I decided to start taking better care of me. I havelost 60 lbs to date and have 20 more to go. Exercise is the hardest for me, but I find a reason everyday to do something. If anyone has ideas for home exercises would l... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:56:10 EST Hello Hi, everyone!! Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:40:56 EST 2 days love the first day workout generator. <BR> <BR> i am Joe from Asia, an having problem with my waistline since oct last year. been working out and trying to reduce it by 3 inches. do hope that the community and the program here will help. <em>309</em> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:36:56 EST 1st post Hello from N. Ky.. I am a nurse and grandma of 4 who has watched her weight (and waist line) increase as the years go by. At my last physical, I found out I was pre-diabetic. I love to walk my lab mix so thought I'd give this a serious try. I need people to hold me accountable to exercising everyday ! <img src=""> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:46:40 EST Hello New to this site. Here to make some long overdue changes. Looking forward to getting it done. Started by writing my first blog today. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:19:11 EST Hello New to this site. Here to make some long overdue changes. Looking forward to getting it done. Started by writing my first blog today. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:02:29 EST Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie, and I'm 23 years old. I have struggled with body image for the last decade. Ever since switching jobs in May 2014, going from a very active job to a very sedentary job, I've gained almost 60 lbs. This is the last straw! This is after losing around 20 lbs, and on top of weight that I already wanted to lose before. I'm 5'4" and have jumped up to 239 lbs, even though I don't necessarily look like it. I need to lead a healthier life not only for myself, but to set a good exa... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:33:42 EST Not new, just back after a few years Hi. Decided I needed to come back. Sparkpeople did well for me the first time so thought I would try again. Would love to make some new friends. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:02:46 EST Hi! I just joined SparkPeople today. I weigh 192 pounds as of this morning, and my goal weight is 135. 57 pounds to go! <BR> <BR> I started a blog on my SparkPeople page to keep me accountable. I'll write what I eat and how things are going. Check it out! <BR> <BR> Feel free to message me if you want to chat. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:10:34 EST Hello :) Hi everyone! New the page hoping this will give me the motivation I need! I am a 34 year old female.. My highest weight was 258. I'm down to 224 so far, hoping to start losing again. Thank you all for sharing this journey with me xoxo Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:25:02 EST Brit Saying Hello From Canada :) Hi everyone! Brand new to Spark! <BR> <BR> Looking for some buddies to help keep me motivated and on track with my diet. I love working out so I think I have that down, but I sometimes need help with saying no to those sweet treats and overeating (moved away from home last year to Canada so I now have the total responsibility of buying groceries and nobody to encourage me to stay on track). <BR> <BR> I would love to meet some likeminded people and have somebody to answer to when I have cra... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:40:41 EST Monica from Kansas Hi all. I am from Ks and new here, just looking for friends to help me/us on this journey of weight loss. <BR> <BR> hope you all have a great day! Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:23:24 EST Return to the Spark! My name is Jessica and this is my second go around with Spark People. I wanted a fresh start (was using a different weight loss app), and I remembered this site. Anyway, I was just looking for some people to keep me accountable and to join me on my journey. Any questions or anything, feel free to message me :) Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:53:54 EST Not sure how this works Hi . I started on this web site about two or so weeks ago. I find that I don't really come onto the site. It seems very overwhelming to me and like there is just too much on here and I have no idea where to start. Any insite? It stresses me out and I'm not sure how to contact people or join groups or anything. I feel really dumb (which I am not :)) and feel like I need some help!! Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:44:07 EST What's on your bucket list? Hi everyone! <BR> I have been on spark now and then over the past few years, but I have really committed myself to a healthier lifestyle this past summer. I have had a few things on my bucket list for awhile...really, it's not a bucket list, but I guess more of a goal list of things I have wanted to do for myself. The first one was completing my master's degree (did that two years ago). I am now working on my second - running a 5K! I'm not a runner (haven't ran since P.E in 8th grade... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:16:16 EST New from Va Good evening. I live in Va with my dh and our 2 boys, ages 10 and 12. I'm in my 40s and I would like to lose about 20 lbs. I lost about 15 before the summer but once the boys got out of school, all my willpower vanished. We just don't do well with summers. I'm going to try my best to get back to exercising and get back on track. Looking forward to chatting with you. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:48:16 EST Hello, a new one from Spain The last three years I gain , more or less, 7 kg. <BR> <BR> Im not feeling comfortable with my new body and i decide to change my habits. It's the first time that I try to start a diet and make more exercise that only walking. <BR> <BR> What do you recommend me to start? <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance and good luck to everybody ^^ Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:26:22 EST Young at heart I turned 50 this year and kind of went into a "life is over" mode. I need a new attitude and I am here to find one! Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:01:53 EST Hello from Buffalo, NY Hey guys, I'm new here and need a lot of motivation. I get sick often (autoimmune disease) and I have to stop letting it get to me. My diet is going to kill me before I'm 60 and my lack of movement is ridiculous. I used to be so healthy. No more self-pity. I am going to do this! I have to to this. <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:46:17 EST New member My name is vicki and I’m new to sparks my friend Kim recommended this site so I thought I would give it a try. I have been battling my weight since diagnosed with Thyroid disease. I wanted lose some of the weight but most importantly I want to be healthy. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:29:47 EST Hiya, I'm a Curious Wisp Hiya, I'm new here although I have been on SparkPeople probably about 6 or 7 years ago. Kinda sad that here I am still unchanged. But I have a goal of losing 185 lbs over the next few years. I'd like to do that by the time I hit age 35.... 3.5 years. Totally possibly, right? Well I've really failed over the last several years and today I feel like saying screw trying to start on a Monday or the 1st of the month or "start over" becuase I fell into a ravenous black hole of stuffing food down my... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:32:30 EST Consult the Dietitian Hi, My name is Lisa Tillinger Johansen. I'm a registered dietitian and work as a health educator teaching many topics including weight loss, weight management, diabetes, hypertension and more. I'm also an author and my newest book is STOP THE DIET, I WANT TO GET OFF! So I would love to hear about your experiences and any questions you might have for an RD. I'm also human and can always use tips for staying healthy. I'm over fifty and am interested in talking to others about what you're doing ... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:02:20 EST Night-feeder I am a BAD late evening/before falling asleep snacker. I am going to try and cut off my eating to 6:00pm. Any night-feeders like me? Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:02:05 EST New to Spark Hi I'm Jackie. I just joined spark 3 days ago. I'm 48 and I'm working on trying to get these extra pounds off & eat healthier. Carbs & salty snacks are my weakness. Spark seems to be just what I need to help me keep on the healthy track. I found quit a few low carb & low sodium recipes to try. I rather be in my kitchen cooking then go out to eat. Yoga, fitness videos, stationary bike, long walks & spending time in the pool are my favorite calorie burning exercises. I'm looking forward to gett... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:36:19 EST New Member I am a new SP member. I am the mother of 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren. I've noticed my weight slowly creeping up and my activity level slowly decreasing. I want to become healthier by becoming more active and by eating better. I look forward to having a "support group!" Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:20:43 EST Not new to spark but seeking some new friendships I've been on spark for 5 years now and have grown in ways I never knew possible. I'm still very shy at heart though so have a hard time reaching out to others to make friends here. I'm trying to get a healthy lifestyle going again and am hoping to find a few people who are also active on spark and are looking for motivation and support but also are encouraging to their friends as well. I'm 50, been married for 30 years and love to volunteer in dog rescue as well as crochet. I'm a wogger (... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:10:34 EST old sparker returns Hi, my name is Jessica. I found sparkpeople in 2008 and used it til 2012. I went from nearly 200 to 127 lbs during that time. Then I had babies and my eating got sloppy and I gained every pound back. I have lost 11 lbs so far and started using SparkPeople again. <BR> <BR> I would love to find friends to help encourage me and friends that I can help encourage! <BR> I live in Wa state. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:30:26 EST Hello Hi I'm Tammy and like many I struggle with weight. I get bored and before I know it I'm back to my old ways. However yesterday, I made a promise to myself that I will try to walk at least a mile, eat healthier and eventually run a full marathon before the allotted time has expired. (always been a dream of mine). <BR> <BR> Lets work together to reach our goals. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:06:15 EST Heidiho neighborinos! Good morning, I hope everyone is doing well. I am trying to lose some stubborn weight and find it's tough to do when most of your friends are not interested in dieting or exercising in a healthy way. I am hoping that having support from other members on here will help me reach my goal. I have tried calorie counting and it has turned out to be disastrous because it just makes me want to binge eat on the "bad" foods, like carbs carbs carbs and desserts. I hope some of you can relate to this exp... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:59:27 EST Hi I'm obese and need help. I'm obese and need to loose weight to form a better lifestyle for myself and my daughter. I'm 24 years old, 5ft 8in, and 310lbs. I have an 18 month old daughter. I want to become a better role model for her. I have tried dieting soooo many times before but I can't stay consistent. It works for about a week then I'm right back to where I started. Please any advice would be helpful. <img src=""> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:32:46 EST Hello and I am new and I need help I am starting over... under a new name as I am serious. I am 52, wife, mother of 5 children, 2 son in laws, 1 grandson. I am also a SAHM. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 100 pounds by next year. This is going to be hard for me but I have made an appt with a new doctor that I believe will be able to help me more then my past dr. <BR> <BR> I want to do this for ME!! not for my kids or even my husband,, but for ME! <BR> <BR> I have high BP and I believe a hypothyroid problem. I have a hard ti... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:17:43 EST Hello I am new to message name is Juli Wow this is a wonderful journey that we are on. Thank you all for sharing... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:50:51 EST My name is Mary Posey Hello everyone I am determined to make some big changes in my life and I have already made quite a few changes but it is a struggle especially when trying to do it on my own and i am unable to afford any of the other programs i have heard of because i live well below the poverty line and can barely pay my everyday bills. I have had 4 surgeries in 6 months and i have another procedure this afternoon where they go down your throat (endoscopy) and my prayer is they dont find what they are lookin... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:57:32 EST Hi Just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Rene. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:27:23 EST Gardening With summer....I love getting outside and weeding the garden <BR> helps me get in a few extra points on my fitness. <BR> Love these warm/hot days...!! <em>244</em> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:09:18 EST Hello to all Hey everyone. I'm returning to sparkpeople in hopes of encouraging me to stay on track with getting healthy and losing weight. Going on a family vacation in a month and would love to be just a bit smaller in my bathing suit. Love the phone app now too. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:33:08 EST When No One Notices, It's So Discouraging I started my weight loss journey in January. From the very beginning, I vowed to do it slowly and naturally. Slowly because I don't want saggy, stretch-marked skin and Healthy because I don't want to crash and gain it all back. I've lost 26 pounds (220 to 194 currently) and there are still people who haven't said a word. There have been people who have noticed, but it's really a small amount compared to the amount of people I've come in contact with since January. More people haven't noticed ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:30:53 EST Hello Hello everyone! I'm new to sparkpeople. I've joined because I am making a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. I think that's true for most of us :) I'm blogging about my journey which I'm hoping will add to my accountability. I'm excited to meet you all and start this journey! Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:42:40 EST No diet...Just lifestyle change Well, just came back from the doctors and they say I could be diabetic or at least pre-diabetic.....that sucks but I am not going to get myself all worried. I am going to embrace the outcome and deal with it. I have been changing my eating habits for the past week.....low carb, high healthy protein and fats and veggies....I have done this before and know it works for me - the point is changing my lifestyle and not just another diet to fail. I feel like I know what to do (exercise, water, eat ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:13:00 EST Getting back on track Ok so here I am again, making a fresh start. I did really well before, I lost 65 lbs and then I got off track and I put about 45 back on uggghhh!!! <BR> But after months of WAY overeating, not exercising and moping around the house, I have decided it's time to get my lazy butt up off of the couch and get back to the healthy lifestyle that I was working on. <BR> Anyone else working to get back on track?? <em>381</em> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:32:23 EST Hello... Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I think its time for me to make a major change in my life- in my health/ my personality/ everything basically... <BR> <BR> I currently have no friends, so no support group in real life... and im going through a generally rough patch in my life so im hoping this will help me get moving and feel better about myself and take a step toward not being depressed anymore. <BR> <BR> we'll see how things go! Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:05:31 EST First time! Hi everyone, i have never actually really introduced myself to anyone on this website. i am thinking the more committed i am to making this work the more drive i will have. I have signed back up to use this as a tool to keep track of where i am. After going to the doctor recently and being told i am as healthy as anyone 150lbs less then me, i still need to lose weight. and for the obvious reasons. Carrying around an extra 150lbs is not easy! and its not going to make life in 20 years easy! i ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:32:09 EST Weight Loss The struggle Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:13:52 EST Another try Hello group. I'm here again. I hope to finally stick to the program and start losing weight and becoming healthy. The craziness of everyday life had kept me away for a long time. I'm really hopeful. I read what everyone else are saying and the impact it had made in their life. I hope I get the same result. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:27:39 EST Happy to Join You! :-) Hello, <BR> I am so glad that I found SparkPeople. <BR> I'm a 40 year old mum of three kids living in Europe, Hungary. I have cca 40 pounds to lose. It's a hard task because as a payroll mum I have almost no time for myself. <BR> But I want to be stronger, more healthy and more fit. I really hope to find inspiration (and good friends) here day after day. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:13:13 EST Hi from Indiana! Hi, I'm Amanda. I'm in my 40s, I'm a mom of two teens, I live in Indiana. I'm an educational assistant, and I'm also trying to start a career in freelance copy editing. And I'm overweight and sick of it. <BR> <BR> I've been trying for years to reach a healthy weight. I've used other, very expensive, systems and had some success. However, in the end, I find myself back in front of the ice cream, the chips, and the soda. I know how to lose weight; it's the ability to stick to it that I have al... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 23:40:15 EST Coming back I've decided to come back to Spark people. Where it all began. Ive been using MFP for a very long time but now that I'm looking into spark people it sure looks like it has been upgraded since Ive been around. <BR> <BR> I was 290 lbs and through a lot of hard work and time I bottomed out at 203. Since I left Spark people I have changed jobs and the stress of the new job and life in general has really taken a toll on me. My workouts are no where near consistent as they need to be and my nu... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 22:37:45 EST need answer A friend of mine is coming home from rehab soon, and she needs new clothes. She's 5'2" and weighs about 162 pounds. What size jeans should I get her? Please answer asap Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:22:40 EST Greetings from PA!! Hi Everyone. I just joined today and wanted to introduce myself. I'm Rayme from PA. I am a 911 dispatcher, EMT and Volunteer Firefighter. Weight has always been an issue for me but I am looking forward to changing that starting today. I can't wait to meet all of you!! Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:17:43 EST A night shift warehouse worker hello i am new to the program. I am 47 and work night shift and i seem to be gaining weight. I am trying to figure when is the best time to eat and exercise working a night shift job. I think that is my main problem figuring out when to eat. Should i eat my biggest meal in the middle of the night at work? Also when i get off i cant stop my self from nibbling then going to bed. I hope someone can give me some suggestions. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:58:42 EST My Intro :-) Hi Everyone, <BR> I joined Sparkpeople quite a while ago and have used it off and on but never really explored all of the tools here, which I'm doing now. <BR> <BR> I've been overweight pretty much since I was 14 but only got into the obese category in the last 6 years or so. I went down to 123 in 2007 with a very low calorie low carb diet (like 1100 calories a day) but didn't have a maintenance plan in place and also went through a lot of stressful stuff (including 4 moves to 3 different s... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:20:30 EST Be my friend Hi everyone. I am here to get fit just like so many of you. I'm 32 years old and I have about 150 pounds to lose. My goals are to drop my body fat and then to build a ton of muscle. I am newly into comic books and I love teenage drama on TV. If you think you have anything in common with me, hit me up. I'd love to chat. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 12:36:40 EST Hi there! Hi everyone! I am new to Sparkpeople, just joined last wednesday! I needed someplace to help motivate me! I have been struggling with my weight for some time now doing yoyo diets. I would lose weight only to gain it all back because I never stuck to anything! I am done with the nonsense and am sticking to a healthy lifestyle! I am taking back my life! End of story :) <em>521</em> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:25:12 EST Hi..Just started Hello, <BR> I am from florida...Am trying t start to lose weight again...haha...Hope this site will help.....I am hoping anyway.... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:33:38 EST MakDaddy36 Name change from MakDaddy36 to MakDaddy226. Basically every 100 days I am trying to re-dedicate myself to this, not that I really need to do that. But just a way to keep myself focused and energized. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:32:37 EST Greetings from Maine This is a "wicked" cool group -- as we might say in Maine! I am very happy to have found it and am surfing around all the amazing links and groups that are part of it. <BR> I am doing the first cycle for 13 days rather than 17 as I leave on vacation soon! I put on some "ahem" winter weight and wanted to get rid of it before leaving for vacation, knowing that I might gain a few pounds while away. I did this diet when I was much heavier when the book first came out and lost 13 pounds while movi... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:10:29 EST Starting over again Gm everyone. I am actually reintroducing myself. I found sparkspeople some years back, got lost in everyday life struggles, and now I find myself back here again. It's not a bad thing. I just wish I could tell the whole world I lost the weight that I had planned to lose. Well, that is not the case. I just want to encourage anyone that thinks they can't lose their weight or just get healthier...YOU CAN DO IT!!! No matter if you have to start all over again. Stay focused, find fun ways to achie... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:09:58 EST Let's Do This! Hey! <BR> So my name is Heather. Just last week I turned 29. <BR> <BR> And just last week I've hit my highest weight yet: 267.8 pounds. <BR> <BR> It's my fault. I blame over eating on stress and being emotional and bored. It's all on me. I know better than to eat crap when I'm stressed, but I did it anyway. My energy levels show it too. <BR> <BR> So. Yeah. Overweight, stressed, and nearly thirty. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to find someone to help with motivation and to keep me accountable. If ... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 01:53:19 EST Ugh. I'm so ready I am 18. I am apparently at a healthy weight but I am 1 BMI point away from overweight. I have been really down lately because all of my girlfriends are skinny and beautiful and I am insecure in my own skin. I just want to be able to be happy going out in a tank top without feeling like a potato. So yeah. Hi. I'm Lizzy. An insecure brand new adult. I'm ready to take control and be who I want to be. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 01:23:43 EST Howdy Y'all! Hello! I am from Texas, hopefully that delicious topic title clued you in on that . I am new mom, my baby is only 6 weeks old. I am 26 years old and very over weight. I am looking for motivation and recipes here on spark! <BR> <BR> Height- 5'9 <BR> Weight- 307 <BR> Goal- Get under 200... <em>198</em> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 00:45:04 EST cynthia moore hi I am a little nervous because this is new to me. but I need to lose weight and this community I beleive wiil help me. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:51:45 EST HELLO! Hey, I am selena! <BR> I have 4 sons and and air force wife! <BR> I have been losing my battle with obesity/overweight for way to long. Time to fight back!! <BR> I would love any support or friends on my journey Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:40:39 EST Officially saying Hello! Just officially introducing myself. <BR> I'm a running enthusiast, but not a star, I love trying new work outs and recipes, and I really like a good IPA. <BR> I take my health seriously, but I don't take myself to seriously... <BR> <BR> So, that's it, just wanted to officially say hello! Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:15:04 EST I need a diet plan for a week I'm 68 have an excellent workout program, 2 day on one day off. Each session is about 90 mins. long. Just the way I like it. Uses free weights as well a machines. I also do he 20 second intense program on wok out days. <BR> <BR> I live in Thailand my wife is Thai, we know nothing about how to plan a diet for a week in advance so we can can shop, <BR> <BR> Does someone have weekly plan they can share, I think I need one about 1,800 Calories a day. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:50:45 EST New to Spark People Hi my name is Tammy and I just joined spark people this evening. I weigh over 350 pounds and being obese is very depressing. I am 42 and I have been obese most of my life. teenage years and adulthood. Right now my knees are swollen I can't hardly move. I have medical conditions associated with my obesity such as hypothyroidism, hypertension, sleep apnea I use a cpap machine occasionally, acid reflux, depression, and migraines. I hope if I can lose some weight I could reduce some medications, ... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:07:20 EST Hi All Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to have found this great website. I did Weight Watchers some years ago and think that it is wonderful that there are so many similar tools here that are completely free. <BR> <BR> My weight has gotten out of control due to lots of stress over the past couple of years. I lost my father and my 23 year old son within 6 months of each other and unfortunately food became a way of coping. I'm hoping that getting back into shape will help my mood and energy... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:51:29 EST What have I done to myself? <BR> So, I used to be in great shape – worked out a lot, ate healthy. And now… Apparently, I have ballooned from 120 to 165 lbs (I am only 5’3). Too much work, too much stress, and too much wine. I know what I need to do as I’ve been there before. It’s just I work so darn much and so darn late. <BR> <BR> There is still a way, I know. Had lost my motivation too, but a single look at recent pictures quickly brought me back. My biggest issue is the wine, I think. Any tips for cutting down on ... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:23:23 EST 40 is the new 30! Hi, y'all! My name is Sunny and I've decided this is my year! I turned 40 in March and am ready for a change. I was overweight for most of my 30s and am so tired of feeling blah all the time. I don't have much energy and I really don't even like to leave the house due to embarrassment. Anyway, I'm ready for a new me!!!! So, here's to turning 40!!! <em>521</em> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:31:07 EST MY NEW SEXY BODY. Hi everyone, I am new here and I hope to exercise more to a six pack abb and live more healthy. My Doctor advise that I exercise more to stay healthy. Hope to learn a lot from all of you here.I need your guide and support. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:25:17 EST Hi from Savoy, IL! I'm new on SparkPeople, and very ready to complete my weight loss journey! I'm very excited to get connected to community. A lot of changes have taken place in the last 7 years, and I am ready to get things back under control. I am a die hard Christian, and my faith in God is a stabling factor in my life. <em>381</em> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:28:01 EST Bec here hi my names becs and im from australia i currently weight 140kilograms and need some help starting off. <BR> about 2 yrs ago i embarked on a weight loss journey and lost about 35kilograms and it was great. but i didntkeep it off. i have a mental illness which is making me have absolutely no motivation to do anything, but i know i need to change my life, id love some in detail helpful tips that could get me started thanks kindly Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:15:55 EST Hi there folks Hi there folks. My name is Dylan, I turn 50 this year, I'm a gay dad with a very supportive wonderful partner. I had a recent health scare - suffered a pulmonary embolism, blood clot and blood pressure problem. I need to lose around 2 stone and cut salt from my diet but also have a list of foods from the doctor I'm not allowed including some healthy veggies I'd normally eat a lot of so this is a real challenge, it's all a bit daunting right now. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:27:49 EST goes Hi! Let me start by admitting I am soooo bad at this. Fitness is so not my thing. I pay a monthly gym membership to a chain gym in my town, but I refer to it as my fat tax because I've been maybe three times and decided that I would rather lose weight by being devoured by ants. <BR> <BR> I kept thinking that it meant I was not "ready" and I would do it "for me" when "the time was right." <BR> <BR> I just hit 300 pounds. I'm a 6'2", 37 year old male, and my blood pressure is pretty dar... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:18:56 EST I'm so excited!!! Hi I'm Jackie ....I'm so excited about on Spark People. So far I've seen a lot of encouragement, don't forget to throw some my way.&#128512; Looking forward to great results! Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:36:28 EST Hello This very new to me. I have tried to lose weight before and get healthy, and have had some success but more failure. I have always done it alone because I was always afraid to put myself out there. I have read several things that say having a support system makes you more successful. Well I have always heard that if you hear or see something repeated,then you better pay attention. So here I am. <BR> I am a nurse in North Carolina and have struggled with weight all my life. I went back to sch... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:36:59 EST new here Hello everyone. praying this will be the last weight site I will ever need. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:46:27 EST Ready for a change - Who's with me? Hello All! Glad to be here! <BR> I just stumbled across this website through a random google search and am really impressed with all SP has to offer. I'm excited to try this site out and would love to add some friends for support. <BR> <BR> A little about me: <BR> My name is Jessie and I lost my brother in 2005 (age 31). He was my best friend. Even to this day, his death remains unknown. This transition was so devastating to me I ended up suffering from situational depression crippling my ab... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:22:08 EST A Hello from NC Hi everyone, <BR> New to this site but not to the challenges of healthy weight management. I'm a 6'3" 54yo redhead that is down 82 lbs with another 25 to the end of that roads awaits my "elective" procedure to have excess skin removed & to get a 1st glimpse of my new body! I am excited beyond words that I am finally going to do this. They say the 3rd time is the charm...sure hope so. Have been working out for the past year & trying to manage my intake better. Has been slow but ste... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:07:23 EST Let's Do This Hey all! <BR> I'm excited to be joining the SP family to help myself reach my goal weight. Weight loss is not a new journey for me. I've always been an overweight girl, and never could seem to get motivated to lose any. Just five years ago I found out that I had a severe corn allergy, which had basically been culminating multiple health issues into one. I had migraines, significant weight gain every year from third grade until college, stomach issues, constantly lethargic, Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:48:52 EST Lapband Patient 7 years ago! Need to still lose! I had the lapband surgery 7 years ago and I still need to lose at least 30 lbs! Would feel so much better. After having a scare with Colon Cancer I opted for a lap band to help me control the eating urges for fatty foods, which all taste so good but yet make me fat too. <BR> <BR> I lost aroun 75 lbs. and I have kept that off, but I am still in a size 16 and would love to be a 12!! HELP! I can DO THIS and using the Sparkpeople app is going to be a wonderful asset. would love to hear from othe... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:50:13 EST Hi SparkPeeps! I am definitely not new to SP. Back in '07-'08 I remember I was at my heaviest weight, a fraction away from 200 lbs. I am 5'7" almost 5'8" and should be at about 150 to be healthy. I used to be! When I saw 200 lbs, I freaked. I was in a long relationship I wasn't happy in and I believe that may have had something to do with my weight gain. Also, he didn't help much. His horrible eating habits rubbed off on me. <BR> <BR> I discovered SP and started logging every single thing I put in my mouth... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:49:41 EST New Here, but not to the journey. Hello all! I have decided to give SparkPeople a go after being on MFP for years. I needed a new motivation and hoping this will lift me up. This will be my third attempt at losing 100+lbs and hopefully keeping it off this time. 10+ years ago I lost 120lbs and kept it off for 8 years. Crazy life stuff happened and it slowly came back on. BUT I did it again, took it back off, this time though it only lasted a short while. I tried and tried to get it back off throwing all my diets at it I knew w... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:35:54 EST newbie Hi I am new just joined Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:32:24 EST On my way to a 100lb weight loss goal! At 20 years old standing 6 feet tall I have ballooned to an embarrassing 326 lbs. I've heard time and time again that I "carry my weight well" but I'm sick of hearing these pitiful remarks from people. My older sister is getting married in October 2016 and I am determined to look like a healthy, happy maid of honor. My biggest challenge has always been food -- I'm definitely a binge eater. All throughout high school I stayed around the 270 lb range and my weight never affected my athleticism,... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:48:21 EST New road ahead Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am here to lose a few pounds but mostly maintain my weight and build up a good exercise and meal routine. I was very fit until about year ago. After multiple illnesses and surgeries, I lost all my strength and stamina and gained weight. Now I am back on the healthy track by eating healthy. I need help to continue my healthy eating habits and also to begin exercising again. Looking for great company and motivation at SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> Macsku Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:43:01 EST Here's to living Healthy My fat clothes have become my skinny clothes <BR> <BR> -was a size 10 (skinny) then a 12 (fat clothes); Now 12's are my skinny and 14's are too big. But that not what is bothering me what is bothering me is the lack of energy, insomnia, headaches or could it be signs of high blood pressure? Yes ill fitting clothes will make a person feel depressed but I am here to do something about it and need to follow though on this and not sweep it under the rug; I must succeed -this is for ME. It is ... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:37:47 EST desperate to lose weight and maintain it Hi All, <BR> I am desperate to lose weight and maintain it, nothing works. I tried many aggressive techniques including 3 months Opt-Fast shake only diet, gastric sleeve, etc. <BR> I did loose up to 100 lbs but then eventually I gained most of it back. The only solution (or hope for a better wording) is to change my lie style. I decided to join Spark to get support and motivation from people who share my suffering and who might help me stay focused and on track. <BR> so, hello everyone <BR>... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:30:37 EST Need to recover from the yo-yo. This is My time to lose, no reason other than I want to begin a healthier lifestyle after being out of control and a yo-yo dieter for so many years. I want to lose at least 70 lbs to place me in the normal weight range. I am older so this will be a challenge after years of bad eating habits. I needs plenty of support and encouragement, so that why I began Sparking. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:14:02 EST AT the Beginning Hi, My name is Gini. I live in Ontario, Canada. I am marries 43 years in November /15 and have a 39 year old daughter and a 36 year old son. I have 2 darlings. They are my 3 and 4 year old grandsons. <BR> I am at a point on SPark where I needed to start with a fresh attitude, fresh idea and relearn everything from the soup to nuts of SParkpeople to use it to my advantage. I have about 130 lbs to lose and will need all the friends and support that I am offered. SO here's to New Beginnings an... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:33:24 EST Just feeling awesome with OMNITRITION Hello all! Just wanted to say "hello" and see if there are any other fellow HCG droppers out there? I lost 44 lbs since the end of February with Omnitrition and I feel FANTASTIC! Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:20:28 EST New way of living I am learning how to cook all over again. This is not as easy as i thought it would be. I am over forty and learning to bake and not fry everything. Veges are more than potato and corn. I know it seems odd to hear but it is true. I am just thankful I am a fast learner. I have been learning for about a year and have found some great ways to change my old recipes into healthier meals. <BR> Glad to be here. <BR> Sherri Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:23:39 EST Here I go again..... My name is Jayne and I have been on and off Spark People for years. So, I am back. <BR> I'm working on getting healthier and fitter and making that my focus not just loosing weight. <BR> I am looking forward to meeting new people on here and getting inspired:0) And hopefully I can inspire others. <BR> Jayne Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:31:24 EST Chessie Canter Hello All! <BR> <BR> I am a 35 yr old mother and wife. I currently work as a Hemodialysis Technician at IU Health. I am also in school working on my Bachelors degree in Human Services. All of my life I have been able to eat whatever whenever, until now. suddenly I am overweight, depressed, and out of energy. This combination has totally rearranged my life. I'm over it and ready to work. Unfortunatly, that means I will have to change everything. I am determined and defeated at the same time r... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:38:34 EST Hello! Hi! I started this in 2013 wanting to loose weight and get fit after having my daughter in fall of 2012 and then dropped the ball. Here I am in my 3rd trimester with my son and decided that I am going to make this change stick! I will be a stay at home momma and decided that not only do I need to do this for myself, but I need to show my kids the importance of healthy living! <BR> <BR> My goal is to use this as a way to stay motivated to eat right, and exercise. I had about 25 pounds to loos... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 02:56:09 EST hello, I am new I hope to get to my weight loss goal. I am nervous about putting myself out here. I have never done anything like this before, I am not the best at computers and then to open my self up to strangers ( I hope will soon be friends) well I guess you all understand, Everyone here had to have a first time at this. Just trying to wade through everything and get healthy, Cant seen to do it alone. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 01:53:56 EST Here again! Hopefully for the last time! I've joined Spark a few times, and I think it only really stuck for a significant amount of time the first time I joined. <BR> <BR> But, after losing ~60 lbs, and then gaining 50 of them back, it's time for me to actually lose the weight with good habits. (Not just replacing boredom eating with smoking cigarettes, heh.) <BR> <BR> So, I'm back! This time, for the last time. <BR> <BR> Time for me to stick to my guns, and do this! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 23:57:33 EST Time to do this for ME! Hello all - <BR> <BR> I am a middle aged Mom from the Midwest who recently had a revelation that I need to do this for me! <BR> <BR> I have a LONG way to go but I know it is small steps, one day at a time. <BR> <BR> I have been at it for a week and feel really good about it! <BR> <BR> Please feel free to introduce yourself or recommend a great group for me to join. <BR> <BR> Thanks and I hope you all had a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:55:43 EST Starting Again After Significant Weightloss Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm starting again after having successfully used Spark People in the past for an over 50lbs weight loss. It took me about two years, switching jobs, and falling in love to really gain all that weight back. <BR> <BR> My question is to other people who have gained significant amounts of weight back: how do you fight that creeping voice in your head who wants to believe this is pointless? I've read a fair amount of studies that claim that significant long term weight loss ... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:59:55 EST Introducing Me Hello and thank you for being part of my journey. I'm a new SparkPerson and I have high hopes that SparkPeople is just what I need to keep my momentum going. Like most of you I'm looking to find my slimmer self and have tried before with no luck. Today is a new day and I'm ready to do this for me! Any tips or positive words are welcomed. <img src=""> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:31:25 EST Time to stop lurking in the background My name is Susan and i joined about a month ago. I have been lurking in the background and now I am ready! I have a long journey ahead but this seems like a good place to take that first step. <em>311</em> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:59:05 EST Try, Try, Again Hi everyone. I am a Mom of 9 kids! I am here again. I keep stopping and starting. I hope to stick with it this time around. I know I can do this. I did lose 10 lbs a few years ago but then got pregnant again. Now I am trying it again. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:56:12 EST Beginning again I've started keeping track here a few times in the past, but have always fallen away due to pain and memory loss. <BR> <BR> This time, I have a friend I'm holding myself accountable to, the support of my husband (now that he's overweight himself), and a doctor that doesn't just dismiss what I tell him. <BR> <BR> I have a whole 'nother person to loose off of myself. My biggest challenges will be NOT overexercising and giving myself additional injuries, and making sure I don't fall into the... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:48:10 EST Excited...sort of lol <em>249</em> <em>213</em> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:14:26 EST New and Ready Hello all, <BR> <BR> My name is Amy, I am 24 years, and I am new to SparkPeople. I am very excited to meet new people and to being my weight loss journey. Good luck to you all on your journeys as well. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:14:53 EST continuing on the jouney to get healthy good evening, <BR> I am in need to drop 20 more pounds. It has taken me 2 years to go from 200 pounds to 170 pounds. I am in need of support and information to get me to this goal. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:06:50 EST on a good start Joined a book camp now for 7 weeks have lost 8 lbs and some inches now looking to control my eating doing ok but want to get better so here we go but have stress st work so fight that to but have a year to lose 44lbs well - the 7 so 38 to go boot camp is great deal if you are in modesto ca area. Contact me Mon, 13 Jul 2015 23:05:55 EST Need to get my mativation back Hey sweeties ,need to get back my motivation. Its been about 7 months since I really kicked it in gear to focus and lose weight. I was at 183 two years ago ,got down about 7 month ago to about 146,today I am around 156. I cant keep going up,I worked too hard to get down. This lady needs some motivation. Like to add you if you don't mind sweeties. Thanxs .&#128538; <em>212</em> <em>524</em> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:17:27 EST A new start Hi, my name is Joanne, and have tired of struggling with my weight, and tired of trying endless methods, have decided to go at it myself, and to change my lifestyle. Am looking forward to any support. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:43:45 EST Here I Go! Greetings. I have been doing some tracking on here, but not exploring all that is offered. Just through tracking over the past couple of weeks, I am down 5 lbs. I am excited and am looking forward to learning how SparkPeople can help me get where I need to get healthwise!!! Hopefully, HERE WE GO!! <BR> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:38:47 EST Trying not to get discourages <em>524</em> Been on Spark for 45 days . Scale is starting to move but not as quickly as I had hoped. Looking for friends and support as I up my exercise and try to lose 50 lbs! Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:37:06 EST Trying not to get discourages Been on Spark for 45 days . Scale is starting to move but not as quickly as I had hoped. Looking for friends and support as I up my exercise and try to lose 50 lbs! Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:36:04 EST Back on the wagon I lost about 30 lbs and kept it off for over two years. However, age, back injury, two busy kids,husband going back to school at night have all combined to result in lousy eating habits. I need to lose about 20 lbs. I had success with low carb before, so that is the plan. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 23:06:59 EST 382792387th time is the charm! Hi all.... <BR> <BR> Here I am on spark people!!! I have 100 pounds to lose and am def my own enemy when it comes to this stuff. I need to immerse myself in the journey in order to make it work. Looking for friends who are interested in frequent check ins and updates, text, emails, phone calls, etc..... <BR> <BR> I'm in my early 30's, single, no kids. I have 2 fur babies and work a lot! I love photography, music, reading, bad jokes, cooking.... I'm a horrible procrastinator and have not ex... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:46:50 EST Hello World! Hello Friends, <BR> I've never been a part of an online community before. In fact, this is my first post on a message board. Ever. So please be gentle. :-) <BR> Like all of you I'm looking to make a healthy change to my life. I'm equal parts excited and terrified and I'm hoping I can find the support I need within the SparkPeople community and maybe give some support back. <BR> That's all for now...but I'm sure I'll 'see' you again soon. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:38:10 EST Back To Spark! My name is Dani, I'm 21 years old and I live in Ohio! I used the sparkteens version of this website for years and lost touch with it for awhile but now I'm back and incredibly happy to be here! I love having friends, so feel free to add me on here because it can keep us all motivated! I also have a fitbit so feel free to message me & we can add each other on that! (You'll probably kick my butt in steps but I'll give you a good run for your money!!) <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to find people who ca... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:22:33 EST new to Spark I am new to SparkPeople, you were recommended by a friend. I need a bit of shaking up in this weight loss journey. I am a Weight Watcher member, have been for 3 years now. I expected to be at my goal weight by now, however that has not happened. I know it has a lot to do with choices I have made and failure to follow "the plan" completely. I do like how I feel with the weight I have lost since joining but I have a long way to go to be at goal. Sometimes I feel very impatient and that is what ... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:17:04 EST New to message boards I have been sparkpeople member almost 2 months I am sixty years old and I have lost between 11 and 13 pounds. I just keep losing the same. Two pounds the last 2 or 3 weeks. I stay well within my calories and I ride my stationary bike five days a week,I normally drink about sixteen cups of water daily. I need to lose 100+ pounds. It is hard to stay motivated and I want to quit. God doesn't want me to quit anybody got any answers I know I need some help thanks Sun, 12 Jul 2015 17:50:26 EST HELLO Hi everyone - my name is Tanya Gillie and I just joined Spark People today. I am very excited about my journey, Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:39:03 EST hi hello everyone... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:05:48 EST Hi Hi, been here a couple months now using the food and fitness calculator. I am finding these boards confusing. So many to choose from. I started logging my weight at 185. Currently at 174.4 Clothes in the closet fit better. I am hoping to see 150 again. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 09:38:20 EST I'm a Newbie, looking for friends!! Hello Everyone!! I'm a newbie here and looking to join others who have decided it's time for a healthier, leanier lifestyle. I hope to encourage and be encouraged as I join you all :) Sun, 12 Jul 2015 09:33:45 EST New to Spark Hello everyone, <BR> I am new to Spark, but not new to the weight loss struggles. I have Fibromyalgia and find it incredibly difficult to exercise. About three months ago a dear friend of mine began a secret Facebook group with a small group of ladies who all have a common goal of a healthier lifestyle. since starting that group I have lost a few pounds but have gained soo much more as far as knowledge and support about my body, food and exercise. We all had originally began using My Fitn... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:44:21 EST Facing the music I am back. I decided to quit drinking alcohol 9 months ago. I have been substituting with food. I thought that I could "treat myself" with whatever sounded good. I managed to be in denial for a while. I finally had my reality check with the scale. Sad at how far I had let things go. Today is day 5. I stocked my house with nutritious food. went for a 30 minute walk yesterday and bought myself a new scale. It is a little daunting to know that I have 30 pounds to loose this time. Ther... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:12:39 EST Back Again Hi, my name is Marti and I'm currently a Junior at the University of New England located in Maine. I am studying Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. I am definitely not new to sparkpeople, I have been making accounts and giving up on them since I was around 16 or so. I have struggled with my weight since I was in elementary school. I have peaked the scale at 250, and that was a scary scary wake up call. I'm only 5' 2", so I have no excuse to be that heavy. It was definitely a sla... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 23:09:27 EST Restarting again I try to do to much. When I can not do everything I plan I get disappointed and get upset with myself. Than give up. What my new plan is. Is to do a Sparkpeople video and if I can do a Leslie Sansone, or do Leslie Sansone than a Sparkpeople video, but if I only do one that will be ok. I did a Spark video yesterday and a Leslie Sansone video so far today. Gonna try to do a Spark video after I watch a movie at 8, but if I don't that will be ok. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 22:12:28 EST Hi! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm 20 years old and I started my weight loss journey January 1 of this year. I have lost 50 pounds since then. I have always struggled with weight issues and I am taking control of if now. I am living a healthy lifestyle and am much happier. I want to lost another 50 pounds or so to be at my target weight, so for now my journey continues ! Sat, 11 Jul 2015 20:55:51 EST 50 and Fabulous! Hi I'm Sherri-I turn 50 this year and feel pretty good but want to look and feel even BETTER!!! Sat, 11 Jul 2015 19:57:56 EST New to the site but not the struggle. Hello Everyone :) I'm a 33 year old single mom of 3 kiddos, I've struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember, live has been rough. The teaseing, taunting and name calling. People can be so mean, can't they. Well back in March of this year, I decided to do something about my weight, and take a chance on a product I been eyeing since before December. I'm 5'2 or there abouts , an started on this journey at 228, since starting the product, and practicing portion control i'm happy to sa... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 19:19:06 EST Trying again Hi I joined Sparkpeople two summers ago and I'm trying again. First time I wasn't committed. Recently found out my blood pressure was high and u really need to lose weight and exercise. Hoping second time around is the charm 🍀 Sat, 11 Jul 2015 17:06:17 EST New Just hoping to get healthy. Its been a long time in coming. Goal to be down a 100 lbs by the end of this journey. Look forward to starting. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:28:21 EST Renewing my Love for SP I started with SP years ago. Every so often I get motivated and try again to lose weight only to stop/fail/give up/give in/... Ending up more discouraged and fatter then before. Lately I have been learning some new things about myself and generating some new ideas: <BR> #1 S.M.A.R.T goals + Baby Steps = success. <BR> #2 I am worth spending the effort it takes to achieve my goals/dreams. <BR> #3 My "feelings" are not the best guide, and are often temporary <BR> I have a long way to go an... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:11:21 EST Angela Hi my name is Angela Shaw I am 26 and a single mom , I am currently down to 124 pounds and would like to be at 110. My Purpose is to be more energized to keep up with my 3 year old! I am doing a 24 challenge and will help anyone who would like to join me on my next challange Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:19:10 EST Hello! I'm newly retired, and would like to take off the weight I gained eating chocolate and lefse to enjoy life to the fullest! <em>15</em> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 22:16:01 EST I want to conquer my fat! <em>104</em> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:54:18 EST Goals: Weight Loss and Fitness Buddy Hello! Hope everyone is doing well! <BR> <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople, but I am ready to start my weight loss journey! I am currently 187, and hope to be 130 by January…. I WILL do it! :) <BR> <BR> I hope to find people to support and motivate each other to reach our goals! So if you are interested please let me know! <BR> <BR> I am determined to reach my goals~ I will be using T25, Brazilian Butt Lift, hula hoop, the gym, and the squat challenge, and a healthy diet to get my results. <... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:05:31 EST Worried about Cholesterol My doctor says my cholesterol is fine, but I'm worried because it's over 200. It's 204. HDL is 113 and LDL is 91. Should I try and get my cholesterol down under 200 since the healthy range is 100-199? It probably doesn't matter, but my Triglycerides are 57. I also tested positive for Lyme, so I'm glad I got the blood test after waiting 6 years. Thank you! Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:15:43 EST A new start Once again I start a new start. I pray this time is different. I am focusing on sodium as I need to keep it down for my heart and in doing so I hopr to lode weight. I do have a new saying that comes from one of my favorite songs. It is "This is the first day of the rest of my life!" It is my choice how I live this day. Just muddle through it or live it. My plans for today is to live it. <BR> I hope to meet some of you on here and to be a cheer leader for your journey. Have a great day remem... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:02:51 EST Hi There Everyone! I did spark people about 5 years ago, but wasn't fully committed. Right now I'm the heaviest I've ever been not including when I was pregnant. I never thought I'd be this heavy. I've gained 50 lbs in 7 years. I want to get back there. I have hit rock bottom and am fully committed now to losing the way and looking the way that I deserve. I've been on spark people now for almost 3 weeks and I feel like I'm doing great! I hit a few bumps in the road in the 3 weeks. My father-in-law passed last W... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:00:17 EST This is me Hi Everyone, I am new here and am looking forward to sharing this journey with you all. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 04:28:43 EST Im new. Looking to connect for support Hi I'm Lorie and Im new. I just started with SparkPeople yesterday and am trying to get some new friends. Please add me. <em>46</em> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 03:06:17 EST Not new...but kinda new Hi! I have been using SP for a while but have not been active on the message boards and the community as a whole. I am halfway to my goal. I am getting worried I may get burnt out and start slipping with my food choices and exercise. I think getting more involved will help me stay motivated. <BR> <BR> Feel free to add me as a friend! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 9 Jul 2015 23:06:50 EST Day 3 Hi everyone. I'm Kylie. Ever since I stopped waitressing I have gained a huge amount of weight in the past 4 months because I am not constantly walking. 20 pounds!!!I have also been eating very unhealthy and drinking way too much beer. I need to get back on track. I have been following the meal plans and already lost 3 pounds in 3 days. Thu, 9 Jul 2015 23:04:54 EST Motivation! I have always joined weight loss sites but I have never been a frequent member. I am 125lbs and desperately wish to be 110lbs. I was training to be a cop but failed the test so badly I gained a lot of weight because of depression. I am really trying to be morivated this time and lose it! Motivation for a better me would be appreciated! <em>521</em> Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:56:11 EST support and encouragement HI my name is lori, and i have been on this weight loss journey for quite awhile. i need help with learning how to not emotional eat, and i need some support and encouragement. <BR> any advice/// <BR> Thu, 9 Jul 2015 13:18:15 EST Looking for support/coaching I have been checking out the site for a while but finally decided to join. I am trying to commit to being healthier and getting fit. But I am having trouble sticking to that on my own. I have never really struggled with my weight up until the last year or so. I have just turned 50. Thu, 9 Jul 2015 08:22:06 EST New Here Hi everyone, <BR> This is my first day using SparkPeople. Feel free to add me as a friend...need some motivation to get back on track. Food is my biggest issue! Wed, 8 Jul 2015 18:52:47 EST Weight Loss Video Blog I am starting a blog on youtube to try to motivate myself. I am hoping this will help me with accountability. I just made the 1st one:<BR>A <BR> <BR> I can follow yours too. A buddy would really help! Wed, 8 Jul 2015 18:27:40 EST Tandra from Washington Hello! I'm 54 and have been struggling with weight most of my life. I've tried many different diet plans and have lost weight, then I lose focus and gain it back. I believe Spark People will be the right fit and help me change the way I look at food and exercise. Wed, 8 Jul 2015 15:36:04 EST My first week with Sparkpeople Hi--I am new to Sparkpeople and am ready to make a change in my life. I am somewhat challenged because of some hip issues which bums me out because I love to exercise. I am hoping to slowly rebuild my strength and my good health. I believe I have finally come to the right place :) Wed, 8 Jul 2015 15:16:27 EST ADD ME... Good afternoon all. I am a newbie and am looking to make new friends from everywhere. ADD me! <em>244</em> <em>331</em> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 13:27:51 EST Back again/ left due to my daughter illness Hi everyone I am so happy to be back again with the goal to motivate myself and others. Recently my daughter took ill all over again. Having one blow after another cost me to focus on her only and put myself aside. Now we are confident that everything under control and I can focus on losing and maintaining weigh. I am here willing and able and feel that God is in control I am going to claim my weight loss because I have a happy event coming up in a couple of months. My daughter will be grad... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 12:27:42 EST hello all I am looking to connect with people and get some encouragement as well as give some. <BR> I hope to get to know everyone as we all embark on this hard but worthy journey Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:13:42 EST Amy - GA Good morning! I am Amy, I'm from Northeast GA. Today is my first day on Sparkpeople and my first day working towards a healthier lifestyle. I'm usually not good at these things so any support, advice, motivation... is very welcome. Wed, 8 Jul 2015 10:45:58 EST Starting 21 Day Fix! Committing to Myself! Hey ya'll!! My name is Brittany and I started 21 day fix Monday!! I am going to stay committed to this one! I can't wait to see my results after my hardwork!! Hope everyone has a great Wednesday, eat right and get those workouts in! Wed, 8 Jul 2015 09:33:53 EST Back at it again and planning to stay this time! Hello! Well, I have been on and off of Spark People for a while. I have been using the ideas and inspiration from this group even when not around. I am proud to say since Nov of 2015 I have lost about 38 lbs. Much of the credit has to go to Spark People even if I was not using the site. This site is always in the back of my mind. I need to commit myself to being more active..I still have about 60 pounds to reach my goal weight. Since my last visit, I retired, moved and have been busy w... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 08:46:44 EST starting over had to start all over again they would sent along reset my password my other user name is patchev Tue, 7 Jul 2015 22:44:42 EST loveray1976 Hello, my name is Patricia I have diabetes type 2. I need to lose 70 #for health reasons. Tue, 7 Jul 2015 22:17:59 EST Weight lose I'm new so I want some of you to help me get started Tue, 7 Jul 2015 22:16:38 EST Coming back and need support Hi! I have used Spark People before, and have lost and kept off 20 lbs for over a year. Now I need to lose about 60 more, but slow and steady. Tue, 7 Jul 2015 21:34:20 EST recovering from surgery, lucky me I have had surgery but I am determined to continue to lose weight even with out any activity. They say it is 80% diet anyways right ? Tue, 7 Jul 2015 20:14:29 EST It's my first day I am a 48 year old high school teacher. Six years ago I set a goal to lose 40 pounds in 3 years, approximately 1 pound a month. I lost 42 pounds by eating less and exercising more. Of course after I met my goal. I slacked off and started putting weight back on slowly. It's just 5 pounds. It's just 10 pounds. I got on the scales Saturday. I had gained 20 pounds back!! <BR> <BR> It is time to get it under control. My initial goal is 16 pounds down. I'll re-evaluate after that. Tue, 7 Jul 2015 19:26:13 EST Returning! My name is Molly, I joined sparkpeople back in January of this year and did really good with it for a few weeks. Life got in the way and I majorly dropped off. I quit eating good, working out, and now I am coming back! Tue, 7 Jul 2015 17:07:36 EST Hi, looking for advice and opinions Hi, I'm not really new here just haven't been here in a while. I apologize if this post is in the wrong place. I had a surgical consult the other day for gastric bypass surgery. At 32 years old I've struggled with my weight my entire life at my heaviest a couple years ago I was 550+ pounds. I am now as of yesterday 462 pounds. I just recently got back into diet and exercise and am losing weight at a steady rate which makes me think I can lose it on my own. I made it clear to the surgin my goa... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 12:34:15 EST I need major help! :( Hi! My name is Melissa and I'm 38 years old and really overweight. Uncomfortable and unhappy in my own body. I had a baby a year ago and I haven't been able to get back on track since then. Ive never been a thin person, my weight before pregnancy was not great but it's gotten out of control in the past year. I feel like I'm at a loss for what to do. I need to lose75-100 pounds and I can't seem to get myself in some kind of a healthy routine to make it happen. If there is someone out there rea... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 12:27:27 EST Ronda from NH Hello everyone! My name is Ronda and I started Spark officially today. My total goal wgt is to loose 100lbs and no it's not my other half. So my short term goal is to build up my endurance and loose 40lbs before getting all crazy, just so I don't damage my joints. Well here's to wgt loss. Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:53:47 EST active grandma.....or atleast I was ....until staying strong and going to the gym trying to keep up with folks half my age....until BAM! The body came to screeching halt with crumbled up knee. Been limping and hobbling around for months awaiting surgery date to arrive. Am now 48 hours away from having TKR done and sooooo looking forward to getting my life back. In meantime, while waiting have become couch potato and the scales have gradually inched up...eeeck! At my heaviest! Boo hoo;( Always enjoyed running......think that is out ... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 09:17:26 EST Friends? I've been on this website for about a month now, and really all I've been doing is tracking my food and exercise and water, posting questions on the message boards, and trying to stick to a healthy regimen. Unfortunately, when I make a mistake, I get easily discouraged, and it becomes harder for me to stay on track. Maybe having some buddies would help me stay motivated! Anybody interested? Tue, 7 Jul 2015 08:56:37 EST Time to get serious Hi everyone. My name is Krista. I am 24 years old and have an insane year. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at age 15, but didn't really take it as serious as I needed to. Rather than finding a healthy diet that worked for me I ate a lot of junk food that didn't upset my stomach. In high school I maintained a decent weight just because my Crohn's and the junk food sort of counteracted each other. In college, like a lot of people, I gained weight. From there it has just been climbing since... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 07:03:14 EST First time user looking to break bad habits I feel like I'm in a pretty good place here - already going to the gym a _lot_ and working up a sweat, but I haven't been dropping the weight like I thought I might. I have pretty bad eating habits (don't pay attention at all), and would like to see some of this effort start to pay off. I would also like to increase my energy levels on low days. I love tracking stats but am terrible at following through - hope I can keep at it! Mon, 6 Jul 2015 22:34:56 EST Returning to Spark I need to get my eating and weight under control. I really need to lose at least 60 pounds, would like to lose 80, but I'm going to be realistic and hope for 20 by Christmas. Questions - is there an easier way to see recipes that others have posted when I am in the nutrition tracker? I find something that looks like I had (chicken fajitas tonight) but can't find out if the user-generated recipe is similar to mine or not. When I search on the recipes, I can't find the same ones. Or do I ju... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 22:09:15 EST Seeking confidence, strength and new habits Hi! I'm Melissa and I'm interested in gaining new eating and exercise habits. I've been with a personal trainer now for 2 months and have lost 14 lbs :) I'm looking forward to a more stronger, leaner and healthier person in the coming months! I've been using SparkPeople for a few weeks now and have found it rewarding and it's a great guide with lots of information and support, am so glad to be a part of it. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 21:11:02 EST Newbie in the house! Hey Spark Peeps! My name is Amber and I'm looking for a support buddy or two. Hope y'all had a happy Monday! Mon, 6 Jul 2015 20:59:44 EST Creating the new me Being overweight has always been normal to me, but in no way has it ever been comfortable. I struggle daily with confidence and find myself constantly looking in the mirror hoping I can make myself look a little better. Usually I try tucking in my shirt a little better or find ways to adjust my cloths to make me appear slimmer. Sometimes it makes me feel better, and other times it may make me feel worse. Nothing is worse than feeling really good one day and thinking you look good only to wal... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 20:51:11 EST Newbie to sparks! Greetings, <BR> <BR> I'm new. I'm trying to lose 15 pounds (maybe 20) to be at my goal weight before I have to have a hysterectomy in December. I know it will be harder to lose once I have the surgery. I have not been working out because I have been so tired. I just found out my ferritin (iron store) number is 2.2. I have to get that number up before I can even have the surgery. I have be keeping track of my steps. So I am lightly active, 8000-13000 per day. <BR> <BR> So hello. An... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 19:27:49 EST I'm here! :) Hi, <BR> I'm Andrea, 31-year-old wife and student. This is my first time trying a group-oriented weight loss program; I'm giving it a shot because I've started to feel that my willpower alone isn't strong enough yet. <BR> It's great to meet you, and thank you in advance for your encouragement! I look forward to supporting your efforts, too! Mon, 6 Jul 2015 18:11:18 EST 26yr. old Mom of 1/3 looking for buddies! Hi Everyone!! I'm Melissa. I'm new! A little about me: I'm a 26 year old mom of 1 and 3. Wondering what that means? I have two step-daughters that live with us half of the time. So half of my time is spent as a mom of 1, and the other half as a mom of 3! It's a little crazy here, but I like it! I am a SAHM and I love every single second of it! <BR> <BR> Like I said, I have two step-daughters, who happen to be identical twins and completely beautiful (Which is why I'm convinced God m... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:51:40 EST Have to change I am a dedicated teacher which means lots of sitting and eating when I'm nervous I want a lot of changes in my life hope I do something about it and contribute to other people's same goals as well. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:19:56 EST Starting OVER. Need to lose 100# Hi all. I have been here before. I have since learned a lot about my body and my autoimmune issues. I have psoriatic arthritis and a lot of bowel issues, possibly celiac. I did a course with an autoimmune coach and eliminated everything out of my diet slowly. I did not keep it all out for 6 weeks because I have no willpower, but i did learn that grains effect me greatly. When I went off grains, my creaky knees, psoriasis and most aches and pains went away. For some stupid reason, I fell off t... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 15:48:19 EST Just Started Wow, there's a lot of content here, it's impressive that it is free. I don't have a lot of time for myself (sound familiar?) and I'm an eater for every occasion-boredom, stress-you name it! Looking forward to coming weeks. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:24:35 EST AND Go...! New Sparklete and am excited to commune, fellowship and inspire each other. I am excited to know you and let's do this :) Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EST Hey I need help 250 pounds and I need to lose 100.. I am 21 and 5'9 and I want to live long and watch my baby grow up. I am afraid I will die young. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:09:17 EST Finally back and looking for a few friends Hi! I am back after being gone for a few months and looking for a few friends to join me on my way to better health, physically and mentally. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 10:13:43 EST Just saying hello Hi, I'm Tracie. I'm on my 3rd day of using SparkPeople and have been navigated to this page to introduce myself. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by the site right now. I'm sure I will find my way around quickly enough and get the most out of it. <BR> <BR> I need to get myself healthy physically and mentally. I'm a 50yr old woman with many medical health condition resulting in having to take a lot of medication. I now have to find ways to get over these hurdles and get fit. With 90lbs to los... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 08:29:44 EST day one hello everyone my name is mandy today is day one of my new life style i have 78 lbs to go ,my main aim is to get healthier and loose a few extra pounds along the way Mon, 6 Jul 2015 04:10:17 EST Just arrived Hi everyone, Just arrived at SparkCoach. Day one and counting. 364 days to go. By then it should be a well established habit. Like rolling off a log into a cool summer swim. :) Mon, 6 Jul 2015 01:47:00 EST Looking for a silver lining and a new horizon Ew the more I read my topic title the more I think about how lame and cliche it sounds lol <BR> <BR> But hi all. After seeing the hideous pictures of myself from my sister's wedding and having to go on blood pressure medication before I hit 25 years old, I realize that I need to fix my weight. The appearance aspect is part of my inspiration, but much more important is knowing that I am healthy enough to make it to see my grandkids and hopefully my great-grandkids. I am to the point that scal... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 01:31:51 EST Ready for success! I joined SparkPeople on 7/1/15. I'm not sure about how to participate in these Team Forums. But I thought I'd try. I'm 47 and really need to lose 74 lbs. I haven't been a healthy weight in 15 yrs. I'm hopeful that this will help me finally achieve my goal! Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:27:58 EST Just getting started Hi. I weigh 257 pounds. I work in rehab, and everyday I see how being overweight affects your health. I just turned 59. My goal is to turn 60 as a healthier and happier person. I know what to do, but have problems with willpower and stress eating. I hope that being on spark people will help me with my weight loss efforts. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 21:12:56 EST Basically A New Member! Hi, I've attempted Sp a few times mostly on my own, but I have decided to do this journey with friends, which is how it normally works for me. Please visit my page for more information on me. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to making some new friends and great success! Sun, 5 Jul 2015 21:03:20 EST Hello first time spark people user &#128516; Hi I'm Angie. Just started using the site today. I've been using my fitness pal for a week and doing well with the tracking and accountability but I think the idea of a social media aspect may be very valuable as well. I have 50 pounds to lose....again. About 10 years ago I was down to my goal weight and ....well you know how it goes. So I'm back at it. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 20:49:15 EST Hello everyone Hi, my name is Jonell and I just started today. I am 65 and I will be 66 on 8/15. I have been up and down in weight all my life. But my last bout with weight gain came after I loss my son on 12/15/12 he was 44, at first I lost weight, then I started to gain. Sadly to say this caused a problem with my already high blood pressure. I am also diabetic but till 12/12 it was under control with out medication. Well I a just was put on metformin. <BR> I want to loose this weight and get well. I have... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 19:54:07 EST Hello everyone!! Not new here, me and spark have a complicated relationship. I was with SP for over 3 months and lost 40 lbs with diet and exercise and tracking. I haven't been dieting or exercising or tracking for almost a month but I still kept my weight in check via the scale. <BR> <BR> SO, after a month "break" I am ready to continue my journey. <BR> <BR> If anyone wants to be buddies on here, feel free to add me! Sun, 5 Jul 2015 17:55:34 EST Positive attitude Not so new to site, but trying to push myself to accomplish my goals. Not getting any younger, but would like to feel good even at my age. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 17:40:05 EST Doing it for me! Hi everyone! I've been on Sparkpeople before but decided to create a new login and finally get healthy and lost weight for ME! I love to exercise but struggle with food addiction. I'm excited to start this journey! Sun, 5 Jul 2015 17:01:29 EST New Member/My Challange/About Me Hello: <BR> My name is Tammy. I am a 50 year old female from TN. I got diagnosed 3 weeks ago with C.O.P.D. Luckily, mine is not bad yet. However, I quit immediately after smoking for 35 years. Being so hard to quit, watching my cousin Lynn die of C.O.P.D. at age 49, 8 years ago, I knew death would be my fate quickly, if I did not quit. <BR> <BR> Feeling like, after a habit for 35 years, fearing that I could not just put them down cold turkey, I went to Vaping. I am a vapor. For those of you ... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 14:32:50 EST Anybody from Atlanta,GA?? I live in Dallas, GA and would really love to meet someone close by that I could connect with :) Sun, 5 Jul 2015 14:14:21 EST Good Morning I feel ready to get started. My relationship with food is not always the greatest. So here's a great opportunity to move forward. Listening to others positive ideas and perhaps offering a few of my own. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 13:37:11 EST Not so new member Hi , I am Molly from Portland Oregon and I decided that I really need to be a regular on Spark People. I retired 1 + ago and my routine has finally settled done. I start water aerobic classes at my local community center tomorrow with so additional classes as I become my active. A1C has already dropped. My fasting numbers are stable and my blood pressure is done. Yeah for retirement ! Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 13:24:39 EST Eynah wants to slim down and maintain it. Hi everyone! I'm Eynah a newbie. Well I joined this community because I need friends who are going through the same phase with me. My weight is like a yoyo. My highest weight was 70kg (154lbs) and Im only 5'3". I managed to lose weight and the lowest I've been was 57 kg (125.4lbs) which is just 7months ago and I failed coz I currently weigh 65kg (143lbs) . I wonder if It's coz I've been taking birth control pills since January when I started to gain weight.. To cut it short I want to lose we... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 03:25:12 EST Newbie night nurse Hi all new to this site. I work nights in a small hospital and really struggle with weight lose. It is pretty had to get healthy foods to eat at night I always seem to generate to the candy bars about 0330 in the morning. I do try to bring fruit and vegetables. <em>521</em> Sat, 4 Jul 2015 22:49:31 EST NewLindaRae Hi, I am 68 years old .have had WLS , 14 years ago. Need to monitor my weight and water. And BP .so i. Found this site to help me I hope. <BR> I was 550 pounds down to 199 , but have put on 15. That is a panic attack. My goal is 150 <BR> On there recommended call.a day .i can't even get close to that . For me to just maintain I can only do half that. So when reading how much I have left .i cut it in half. <BR> I am from Alaska but live in Florida now. <BR> My diet is High Protein , Low Ca... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 21:10:23 EST NewLindaRae Hi, I am 68 years old .have had WLS , 14 years ago. Need to monitor my weight and water. And BP .so i. Found this site to help me I hope. <BR> I was 550 pounds down to 199 , but have put on 15. That is a panic attack. My goal is 150 <BR> On there recommended call.a day .i can't even get close to that . For me to just maintain I can only do half that. So when reading how much I have left .i cut it in half. <BR> I am from Alaska but live in Florida now. <BR> My diet is High Protein , Low Ca... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 18:18:43 EST In my 30s. Over 100 pounds to lose. I'm looking for advice, support, like-minded people on my journey. What's the best way to approach this? Start a little at a time or jump in, head first? Thanks! :) Sat, 4 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EST Hi! Just went to the doctor. Suggested that I take a class on nutrition class for high cholesterol and for pre diabetes. Then I found, website to convert from miles to steps. <BR> <BR> The website is making me focus by: counting calories and measuring my fitness After starting this journey, it has started to work. I have lost a couple of pounds. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck. Sat, 4 Jul 2015 16:20:54 EST Hello <img src=""> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Just started back on Sparkpeople after getting a BIG shock when I stepped on the scale this week at my Doctors office. Looking forward to the journey with everyone. Sat, 4 Jul 2015 15:56:16 EST Yo-YO Dieting on a diet I Yo-Yo between losing 2.5 pounds 1 week to gaining 2.0 pounds the next week... Is this my body constantly adjusting? Or what can I do to see at least 2 weeks where I can record a loss? Don't seem to be getting Any Where... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 12:31:05 EST Newbie... Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Kat. About a year ago I was very active. Had a job where I was walking a lot and went to the gym regularly. Then I moved, got a desk job and have not joined a gym. I am tired of feeling the way I feel and want to get back to where I was. I know I did not get here overnight and will not get there overnight. Sat, 4 Jul 2015 09:14:24 EST HELLO Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Chrissi and I live in Kansas with my husband and 4 children. I work part time overnight at a local hospital. I have slowly let my weight creep up to over 200 lbs since having my first child. I really want to feel better and have a better healthier lifestyle for myself and my children. I want to be able to go to park and the pool with my family and not dread every minute of it- from not having the energy to not wanting people to see how o... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 06:34:29 EST Second time around Hi everyone <BR> <BR> This is my second time at SP, and my second time trying the Nutritarian program. I am determined, but a small part of me wonders if I'm going to fail again. I'm trying to lose about 150 lbs., and I'm a 52-year-old cancer survivor with permanent nerve damage from chemotherapy. A few strikes against me, but I want to improve my health as much as I can. Oh, and I'm getting married next April! I want to be around for a long time, enjoying my husband and our life together. Sat, 4 Jul 2015 03:45:12 EST weight plateau I lost 10 pounds on the sparks diet then suddenly stop loosing weight with same calorie restrictions Fri, 3 Jul 2015 17:43:07 EST Perfect timing Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am so glad to find this awesome website today. It is perfect timing as I am joining a gym today also. I have a goal to "run" in a 5k or 10k race in one year. I believe this website will assist me in a GREAT way to reach my goal. So, thank you for being here and I can't wait to "meet" some new friends!!! Fri, 3 Jul 2015 10:15:45 EST It`s Time To Get Dirty Hi- I am new here! For me, getting back into shape means getting dirty! Hiking in the woods- the best! <BR> Getting caught in the rain- better! Anyone like trails?. <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 3 Jul 2015 06:38:42 EST