SparkPeople Woo Hoo! Button to Celebrate Success! Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=33 We want to recognize your accomplishments, however big or small. Let us celebrate with you! SparkPeople Woo Hoo! Button to Celebrate Success! Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=33 Walking with less pain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=49391446 With the help of my chiropractor, I have been able to walk a little further and a little longer before having to stop due to pain. This means so much for my ability to become successful in exercising, so - Woo-Hoo! Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:33:30 EST Milestone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=49362166 50 pounds lost since last September, folks and still going strong! I'm using CICO plan with Spark support. The loss is slow, but comfortable and very do-able...got 60 pounds to go to reach a healthy weight, but only 14 more pounds to lose to no longer be obese. Thank you SparkPeople! I especially appreciate the many articles about weight loss and how to keep off the excess weight! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/47ec916c-2f8a-4868-88a1-83d093922cd8.jpg"> Sat, 22 Jun 2019 18:55:52 EST Limiting sugar = Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=49343227 I have made changes in the amount of sugar I consume. Sugar is everywhere, as we all know! I'm not one of those people who can have NO SUGAR 100%. If I deprive myself, then I want it more than ever. My biggest strategy was to eat fresh fruit when I wanted sugar. <BR> <BR> I've been carrying my last pesky 15-20 pounds for so many years now. I started being very mindful of sugar consumption, logging everything I ate and here I am ... 4 pounds from my goal weight. I haven't weighed this little ... Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:05:53 EST Comfortable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=49262535 I have stayed much below goal for going on 6 years and am some <BR> healthier for it. SP Rocks. Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:01:45 EST I Did It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=49227385 I said no to my husband’s suggestion that he’d go out and buy ice cream tonight. Now he’s pouting! <em>334</em> Fri, 7 Jun 2019 23:39:41 EST Woo Hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=49195614 Hi I just won 1000 points on my Bonus Spin today. I also have been going to the gym at least 3 times a week. I have until June 19th to lose 4 more pounds to reach my (next) goal of another 10 pounds. Woo Hoo <em>244</em> <em>381</em> Thank you for letting me boast a little Linda <em>347</em> Tue, 4 Jun 2019 19:49:09 EST "Look what I said No to" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=49005950 Look what I turned down ? <BR> <BR> My brother offered me a maple bar and I said No because I was doing so well &, <BR> I don't wanna blow it after all the work I have done on myself so far and besides, <BR> it looks so yucky now like I don't care for sweets anymore "Woohoo" and my, <BR> brother looks @ me and says are you sick and I said No that I am trying too make, <BR> myself a lot healthier and better and he says ok good he says keep it up and then, <BR> he says that he will not be both... Tue, 14 May 2019 19:39:36 EST exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48995975 Yesterday I didn't get much exercise in. I was wondering if practicing in the choir for a half hour would be exercise. Today I made up for it. Got more exercise in. Mon, 13 May 2019 18:38:28 EST Skipped the gym, not the workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48884270 I just couldn't drag my butt out of bed this AM, so I forced myself (it required a serious pep talk!) to do an at home cardio workout this evening! Yey me! And thanks Spark for introducing me to Jessica Smith- her videos are great! Wed, 1 May 2019 19:03:41 EST Taking care of the machine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48837507 I have started seeing a chiropractor to help me get straightened out - literally; so that I can exercise more effectively, and in less pain! Fri, 26 Apr 2019 18:37:38 EST Non Scale Victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48601203 I have been unable to zip my down vest this winter. I've lost 5 pounds this month. Now I can zip it comfortably. :) Mon, 1 Apr 2019 21:36:20 EST Fittting into old clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48539798 I decided today, after 22 days on the SparkPeople program, that I'd try on my capris and pants from before my big weight gain (I gained 130 pounds in one year due to using Xyprexa). So, I went in my bedroom and took out all the capris and pants that didn't fit before (5 pairs of capris and a pair of pants, excluding the "fat"jeans, hich I also took out). <BR> <BR> I tried on all of the clothes except the "fat" jeans (size 22W) which I wore at my highest weight. ALL of the capris and the pai... Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:52:26 EST Exercise Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48495267 My major source of exercise is walking. Sometimes, if the weather is bad, or if the hour is too late, all I can manage is 10 minutes pacing up and down my upstairs hall, And sometimes that has to be good enough for that day. But today I had a better plan: I had an appointment about a half mile away from my house. Instead of hassling with driving the car and finding parking. I made a plan last night to walk to and from the appointment. Now, it's easy for me to find an excuse not to exerc... Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:52:19 EST Got Below the 150 Plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48495105 My beloved home scale had me down to 148.8 this morning. <BR> Whoo Hoo! Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:12:00 EST Fit in old clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48492759 I tried on a shirt today I haven't worn in about seven years. It was one of my favorites, so I couldn't bring myself to donate it. So glad I didn't. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:41:19 EST Food Tracker Paying Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48462956 I was over my breakfast calorie range, so I refrained from eating a nutrition poor item. Now I am in my recommended range of calories for breakfast. It has put me in a good mood. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:00:42 EST Pants fit baggy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48270380 This is the first week I haven't lost any weight since I started four weeks ago, but man don't I feel a difference in my pants this week. So much lose material weighing them down! Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:17:05 EST Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48221925 I have 45.000 steps so far this week. Woo Hoo Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:44:59 EST Maintenance Rocks!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48176611 I have been maintaining Since July 10, 2018. Thanks to the challenges I am in, the articles and videos, and all the SparkFriends' encouragement and inspiration, I am happy to be maintaining. I am enjoying the complements from my friends and I feel so much better. <BR> <BR> Thanks to SparkPeople I am able to maintain and keep the weight off. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 20:27:48 EST Walked http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48138536 Didn't run this morning, as planned. But, early evening decided to go and walk, instead. So, grateful I did my exercise today. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:13:30 EST lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48106857 Lost couple of pounds this week. 😃? Sat, 9 Feb 2019 19:27:40 EST A happy success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48094139 My husband and I just finished a very nice 15 day cruise to and from Hawaii.... and I was worried about backsliding on my eating plans and gaining back hard lost pounds. But.... when I weighed the day after we got home, I found I'd actually lost one pound during that time. The buffet lost. I was religious about planning what to eat, not grabbing convenient snacks all the time, walking on the deck on sea days, and most of all, being careful of portion sizes. That included a small dessert ... Fri, 8 Feb 2019 12:04:50 EST Not sure how but yippee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=48070643 I really have no clue how this happened but....the scale says I've only lost 2 pounds. Well, the weather has warmed up so yesterday instead of wearing my big winter coat I wore my lighter winter coat. Haven't worn it since December. I could only button the top two buttons and I felt like I was a smushed sardine in a can. <em>584</em> Yesterday when I was buttoning the coat I could button the 3rd button too!! It only has the 3 buttons but wow!! <em>244</em> Some how my stomach is smal... Wed, 6 Feb 2019 08:43:08 EST This post should put me over 26k points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47986436 I've been a member for more than 10 years, using this site off and on again, often at the very least I log in to get my daily points, especially on week days. I'm proud I haven't I'm still a part of this site after all of that time, even if the weight loss has been a roller coaster Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:11:13 EST Fast food not so much http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47982156 My favorite fast food is very hot fresh French fries from McDonald’s. Today I grabbed the kids something to eat and they were like the fries are very hot be careful. I was thinking awesome my favs so I grab one, take a bite AND guess what? It tasted like a raw potato to me no real Yum or anything. Just blah. I swallowed it and that was it I didn’t take another fry. <BR> I’ve cut out fast food, chips etc and coke so maybe that’s what it is? I just had no desire to eat them. Now before I woul... Tue, 29 Jan 2019 07:42:53 EST Weight down with fasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47954334 I have been doing interment fasting the last week and the scale is down four pounds <em>244</em> Sat, 26 Jan 2019 16:47:35 EST I lost 7 lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47880816 I restarted myself on 1/9/19 @ 355 lbs. and this year is going to be my year, <BR> to lose my first goal of 40 lbs. before my doctor appointment on 4/15/19, <BR> so I have a lot of work to do before my doctor appointment...even though I am, <BR> disabled I am doing what I can to get where I wanna be. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to share my Happiness with you all here at Sparkspeople, <BR> I started my weight @ 355 lbs. on 1/9/19 and weighed again on Friday, <BR> 1/18/19 and I lost 7 lbs. that ma... Sat, 19 Jan 2019 22:06:57 EST Small goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47828457 I set small goals so I don’t get overwhelmed and quit, first 10pds gone!!! Yay Tue, 15 Jan 2019 04:56:31 EST Gone from XL pants to medium!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47820357 Since August I've been on a medication to help with migraines, a pleasant side effect has been weight loss. <BR> <BR> I started out at 185lbs on August 8th, wearing xl pants. Today, I'm 157lbs, slightly swimming in medium pants. <BR> <BR> I don't eat as much as I used to, and I control my intake of junk food rather well. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to lose a bit more this year, but not too much. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:04:11 EST My Wawa Woohoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47683005 Wawa is a stop that I often make because I travel a lot during my work day from client to client. I like to pick up coffee and tea, and before my regular Sparking, I would grab all kinds of junk food. Popcorn, chips, ice cream, candy bars. I'm so proud to say that for the last month I have completely broken this habit! I still stop in 2-3 times a week, but it's only to get a drink, or maybe a protein bar or yogurt. There was one day that I picked up a bag of popcorn, circled the Wawa, and the... Wed, 2 Jan 2019 12:38:22 EST Woo Hoo - Exercised and tracked calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47674533 I did not want to do even 10 minutes of exercise, but I did! Even though it's such a small amount of time, I feel very proud for telling myself I'd do it and doing it even though I didn't want to. <BR> <BR> I didn't want to track my food, because I knew I'd already gone way over my goal for the day, but I did! I did because knowing is better than not knowing. I can't hide from my choices, so best to face them and move forward! <BR> <BR> Good luck to all, this is going to be a great year! Tue, 1 Jan 2019 19:00:21 EST A Great morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47670833 This morning I got up and did my 5 mile walk away the pounds dvd, then I walked the dogs 4 miles! I am feeling great today and so happy to be on this journey! I am going to make this my best year yet! Last year I lost 20 lbs and didn't start until late in the year sooooo I can't wait to see what I can do when I start from the beginning of the year! 2019, look out because here I come! Tue, 1 Jan 2019 12:47:12 EST Reached my goal weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47661198 <em>252</em> <BR> Happy New Year everyone! I am so excited today. My goal was to weigh between 144-149 on 12-31–2018 andI I weighed 143.9today I have been keeping track of my weight and measurements on SP for like 10 years. Just started keeping track of my food on it too. So helpful to me. Total I have lost 114 lbs and 71 inches of fat in 3 years. <em>244</em> I am so thankful to God and SP for helping me accomplish this goal. My goal for 12–31-2019 is to keepweight at 144-149. Blessi... Mon, 31 Dec 2018 15:29:40 EST One week reengaged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47569542 after several years off spark I dragged my much changed body back here and started working my program again a week ago. So now I am one week in, exercise every day, logged and ate healthy! Woot! Fri, 21 Dec 2018 02:59:32 EST Sugar whaaat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47566757 I challenged myself to not have added sugar for 21 days and while I still have 2 days my work week is coming to an end and let me tell you people bring us all kinds of sweet treats annnd I DID NOT INDULGE!!! I am so very proud of myself because I am a chocolate addict! Woohoo go me! Thu, 20 Dec 2018 17:20:38 EST I didn't lose this week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47534458 BUT I got my 1st "are you losing weight " comment!!!! I am on top of the world! Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:00:31 EST 50 Pounds down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47449315 This morning I hit my first big goal and have lost 50 pounds bringing me to 188 from 238! I am hoping to get to 168, which puts me in the "overweight" BMI category versus the "obese" category that I have lived in my whole life! 50 down, 20 to go! Fri, 7 Dec 2018 11:26:05 EST Tooting(my own horn as instructed) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47347009 I've been working with a personal trainer for the past 3 months, consistently. The benefits are ongoing and impressive! Have gained: strength, consistency in working out, elevating my motivation, and elevating my overall sense of accomplishment, the "I CAN do this!" mindset. It can be expensive; consider it an investment in myself and I deserve it. Who else will take care of the caretaker if the caretaker doesn't take care of self? :) Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:02:17 EST NSV... Kinda' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47292818 It's really a non scale victory, but it does involve weight. DW and I went shopping last week and bought a couple twenty pound bags of bird seed, the kind with handles. She thought I was whining about my back again and willingly grabbed them and put them where I told her to. When done, I went and grabbed them and put them where I really wanted them to go. She wanted to know what's up, why did I get her to do that? I said I wanted her to realize how far we've come. We've each lost over e... Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:38:41 EST WhooHoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47289128 Even though I was frustrated yesterday having to deal with fire ants invading the house for the 4th day, I STILL RODE MY BIKE...a stationary recumbent. And know what? That exercise took away some of the frustration. And to think I was going to give myself a 'pass' not to ride yesterday!?! Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:47:29 EST Whooooo HOooooo!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47283497 Someone remarked that I look like I've lost weight, my belly fat is smaller! <BR> <BR> Honestly, I still weigh the same, but I have noticed that my belly is smaller, my jeans are also starting to get loose, so much so that I am constantly hitching my trousers up! Sun, 18 Nov 2018 23:56:04 EST I exercised today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47060981 I feel hopelessly weenie bragging about this, but it's a breakthrough to me. I was doing pulmonary rehab today and she pushed me further than I thought I could go. Thirteen whole minutes on the stationary bike! <BR> <BR> This is only my second appointment with them as I await a diagnosis on a mystery illness. Last week they tried to take me on a six-minute stroll and I begged off after three minutes. I was true to my word to walk every day as long as could (averaging about five minutes a day... Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:26:37 EST Getting BACKinto my jeans by losing ONE pants size http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47052373 WOW! It's happening! First,got BACK into my jeans! Then, tried on the flannel-lined chinos and matching sweater and top and THEY fit.Now, the grey blazer and matching pants are easy to put on! And all due to down one pants size and losing 5% of my weight [plus more!= - 11 lbs.} all summer in the 5% Summer Challenge of 2018! And losing now in the 5% Fall Challenge of 2018 ~only 7 lbs. away from GOAL WEIGHT! Thu, 25 Oct 2018 02:10:29 EST Goal Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47025693 Today I hit my goal weight of 200 lbs. Time to set a new goal! Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:08:53 EST Down 15 lbs. in 5 weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47025342 I've been consistent on my exercise and food plan and it's paying off! Yay me! Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:23:34 EST WooHoo!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=47012363 Not really trying and have lost 32 lbs since I was in ICU 9/24. I lost 3 of those pounds the first day with SparkPeople. So I am finally moving the scale the other way for a change. Sun, 21 Oct 2018 00:02:04 EST Just reached my goal weight after 6 years! Yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46937987 Hi guys! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Great news! <BR> <BR> I just weighed in at 130 lbs. I started off at 186 lbs. It may not seem a lot for some of you, but it was the hardest thing I've ever done. I have chronic illness, sever pain a lot and have a hard time exercising every day. But I actually did it! <BR> <BR> I have a question for my doctor on Monday. Should I continue to drop down 10 lbs and would I be healthier. That used to be my normal weight before I became chronically ill. I have ... Fri, 12 Oct 2018 23:58:17 EST Losing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46936745 I have lost a total of 20 lbs since I started dieting and 3 since joining Spark 6 days ago!!! Fri, 12 Oct 2018 20:30:09 EST Knowing when to stop losing weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46927736 I wasn't exactly sure where to post this, so I figured this board was as good as any! <BR> <BR> I have lost steadily since I started keeping track of my food intake, about two pounds a month. <BR> <BR> I can't take much of the credit -- a medication change is what caused me to gain weight prior to this, and another medication change is what has allowed me to lose it! I have been struggling with chronic illness for a long time. <BR> <BR> But I have been keeping scrupulous track of my inta... Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:50:07 EST Keeping On http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46898892 Four weeks back on track...after six months of being lazy about nutrition. Feeling good inside and out. Mon, 8 Oct 2018 19:10:43 EST Back On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46876793 I'm back on track finally and even after our long vacation to Israel! Sat, 6 Oct 2018 10:15:06 EST Bad Start...Great Finish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46844933 Started the day with Oreos. Adjusted my diet the rest of the day and didnt go over my calories Tue, 2 Oct 2018 22:15:48 EST I never thought I'd see it again!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46814540 I'm under 200! Finally! Finally finally finally I'M UNDER 200 AGAIN!!! <em>334</em> Sat, 29 Sep 2018 13:54:54 EST Losing Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46807213 I've lost 20 lbs...yipee, that's 20 lbs off of my bad knee :) Fri, 28 Sep 2018 15:25:16 EST 8 years and 3,000 log ins. I love SparkPeople. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46801053 I just wanted to use Spark every day. <BR> Pat in Maine. <em>593</em> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 22:24:35 EST I've lost 10 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46796729 Weeks ago I decided to put away my scale and focus more on my food intake. Well, its been about 4-6 weeks. Closer to 6 I'd say and when I got on the scale I honestly could NOT believe my eyes!!! I've lost 10 pounds! I worked hard for it though. I have been struggling for awhile but I decided to take the spark approach to weight loss. I simply made healthier choices and watched my portions. I didn't deprive myself and I feel GREAT! I also feel good about this because I'm still breastfeeding my... Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:08:02 EST pounds lossed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46619887 feeling really good lost three pounds already have to stay moviated so yhat I wont giveand nowimon my waywant toget back intoasize18 20pairof jeans theresitting inmydrawer maybe that's my goal just toremind myself ican do it have a greatday Sat, 8 Sep 2018 11:30:10 EST Waist is down 3 inches! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46602038 I've been feeling like any progress I'm making is hard to see. The scale doesn't seem to be moving, but I took a measurement today, and my waist is really shrinking! I'm getting my figure back, and I couldn't be happier! Thu, 6 Sep 2018 14:52:04 EST "Likes" and "Comments" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46601195 I'm curious to know if anyone else wonders how the Community Feed works as far as what is "Trending"? I see some people who post they lost 40 lbs and they get over 400 likes and 200 comments. Then someone else posts they lost 50 lbs and they get like 40 likes and 20 comments. What determines this? Anyone? Buehler??? Thu, 6 Sep 2018 12:25:09 EST 15lbs Down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46522973 Month 1 is done and I am 15lbs lighter! I feel amazing and am really proud of myself for being consistent and committed. <BR> <BR> I still have a total of 65lbs to go before my goal but what a great start! Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:31:01 EST Doctor Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46514197 My doctor was extremely impressed with my stats at my doctor visit today... <BR> <BR> I've lost 27% of my body weight in one year. <BR> I've lowered my blood pressure from 125/85 to 110/55. <BR> I've lowered my A1C from a 5.7 to a 5.2. <BR> I've cut my triglycerides in half, from 155 to 82. <BR> <BR> It's been a great year, all because of Spark! <BR> <BR> How was your last visit? When is your next one? Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:54:41 EST Does weight match your size? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46478429 Quick question...I weigh 236lbs but wear a size 14. My doctor was shocked that I weigh that. How is this possible....? Does your weight match your size? When I compare myself to others I look like I weight 180lbs ish. 🤔🤔?? Fri, 24 Aug 2018 23:00:41 EST 20,000 steps on Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46464481 I got 21,000+ steps in on Saturday. I usually average around 5 or 6,000. Awesome day. Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:48:21 EST LOSING wt.EVERY WEEK on the 2018 Summer Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46423185 WOW! I can't BELIEVE it !-9.8 lbs. are GONE in 7 weeks and only .2 of a pound remains in the way {or weigh!} of my achieving my FIRST EVER 5% Summer Challenge Goal Weight!!!~-10bs.!! <BR> I have done 9 Challenges and this one stands OUT b/c I chose to get FRESH FRUIT every 3 days from a local Farmers' Market!! I have also incorporated eating LESS Bread and LESS ice cream. These LAST 2 weeks are particularly hard as the local Farmers' Market is CLOSED `due to vacation !! So,I go to the local ... Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:27:34 EST Small victories this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46409766 A few non scale victories of this week so far has been: <BR> <BR> 1.) I passed up donuts at my chiropractors office. yay! <BR> 2.) I managed to eat just one serving of a sweet treat! (dark chocolate covered strawberries) yesterday. <BR> 3.) I passed on buying diet coke for myself. I could have but I know me. I could not drink just 1-2 per week. More like 1 per day. I bought sparkling water instead. :-) <BR> 4.) I have managed to successfully order and stick to healthy take out just once this... Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:12:22 EST 1st goal met http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46401368 My first goal this year was to get out of 300s and I did it now to select next goal which will be to get below 275 by end of year. <em>521</em> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:17:21 EST 15000 steps yesterday ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46380712 Finally got myself back up to 15,000 steps. Hope for the same today plus more. Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:46:50 EST 500 Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46368815 I knew I'd REALLY upped my exercise from where I started a few weeks ago but I just got a notification/award that I've already surpassed 500 exercise minutes for August! WooHoo! Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:25:21 EST Down one size http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46288343 Bought a new swim suit and it is a size smaller. Sat, 4 Aug 2018 11:40:00 EST 18 pounds gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46279607 I started this journey "again" on July 1st weighing 283, so be it. But as of today, Augsut 3rd I am down to 265 and feel great about it. One thing that I have been doing is trying to move more every hour and it has made a huge difference. Fri, 3 Aug 2018 10:04:08 EST Goal weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46177353 Trying to maintain....working on it!! Mon, 23 Jul 2018 19:17:09 EST I love this quote. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46172324 https://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/quote_i<BR>mages/iamaslowwalker.jpg <BR> I am not a fast walker but I do walk every day. Even if I can't walk outdoors, I can walk in the house or use a walking video.. Walking make me feel better, which makes my mood happier. WOO HOO Mon, 23 Jul 2018 09:01:49 EST Threw out unwanted food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46108829 We had half a bag of tortilla chips in the house because a cousin brought them to a party. <BR> <BR> Neither my mom nor I wanted to eat them, but we are bad at passing up temptation. <BR> <BR> When I saw my mom eating some of the chips, I offered to throw the rest of the bag away, and she agreed. I am so glad to have gotten rid of the temptation! Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:12:27 EST 50 pounds Gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46063236 I am now 50 pounds down. What a feat! I am so excited. I have gone from size 18 to size 8 in 4 years. The journey was challenging and was not all down hill, but if we don't learn along the way it would not be a challenge. Life is full of challenges that we must conquer. The challenge now will be to keep the weight from creeping back on! Because of SparkPeople, the coaches and the articles and videos, and all of my SparkFriends I have learned just how to do that and plan to stay on track!... Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:08:06 EST Bad start but i got through it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=46052099 Today was my interview to see if i could carry on getting my disability benefits, anyone living in the UK would have heard that PIP interviews are harsh and scary. I am epoileptic and asked for them to visit me in the afternoon as my epilepsy is frequent in the morning, unfortunately i got so stressed i ended up having a large seizure when he was hear, I was devastated and embarrassed!! He was lovely and offered to stop my husband answered them for me as I was so tired. I got rhough it though... Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:09:03 EST LOST 32 LBS IN 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45986695 OK - I'm saying it out loud, I lost 21 lbs last year! Thu, 5 Jul 2018 04:27:55 EST Size 14 pants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45976843 My Woohoo moment was shopping recently. I needed black pants for the new job I was starting. I automatically went to Women sizes (old habits die hard) and picked out a size 16. They actually drooped past my butt fastened up. So I went to regular and picked out a size 12 and size 14. The 12 came up but didn’t fasten but the 14 fastened and fit. <BR> <BR> I wear a size 14 down for size 20, and that was a tight fit. I love smaller size NSV’s. Especially when they are completely unexpec... Wed, 4 Jul 2018 04:37:48 EST sparkcoach woo hoo moment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45972189 I have not quit; I am determined to lose weight and start exercising! <em>252</em> Tue, 3 Jul 2018 15:18:45 EST 42 lbs down!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45928564 I weighed in at my doctor's appt today and I had lost 2 more lbs for a weight of 161. <BR> <BR> For awhile the scale wasn't moving at all, so I began to cut down on sweets and I think that has really helped a lot. <BR> <BR> Since joining Sparkpeople in Jan 2017, I have gone from a 2X in tops down to a size Large, and in pants I have gone from a size 20 down to a size 16! <BR> I'm so grateful for SP...Thank you, you've really helped keep me motivated:) <em>184</em> <BR> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 23:10:04 EST Lots of physical activity today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45928480 I rode my bike twice for half an hour each time. I also did my usual in-house workout. My sense of it all is that I wanted to do all that, I didn’t feel forced. I’ve really changed. Thu, 28 Jun 2018 22:59:49 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45893366 I've been on SP for a month and have gone from being almost totally bedridden for 3 years to walking over a mile each day. I've also lost 12 lbs and 4 1/2 inches. Woohoo! Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:09:27 EST New pants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45874994 Today I got size 16 pants down from size 24. WooHoo Sat, 23 Jun 2018 17:46:57 EST 86 down 47 to go. 2 at a time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45763048 Yesssss. I'm celebrating. I have lost 86 lb. Since April of 2017. I only have 47 more pounds to go. I'm doing it 2 pounds at a time. I praise God for getting me this far. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:31:10 EST 60 pounds down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45756504 <em>244</em> At my last weigh in, I reached a major milestone. I am 60 pounds lighter. It was not fast. It was not easy. It took quite a while. However, none of that matters because I persisted and I did it. I am two thirds of the way to my goal. I know I can get there. I’ll just do it one pound at a time. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:43:48 EST Halfway to goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45695442 Twenty pounds down; twenty to go!!! Tue, 5 Jun 2018 21:21:43 EST Finally get my thyroid treated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45681259 Finally I found a doctor who will treat my hypothyroidism. I've had an elevated TSH for the last 3 years and my last doctor kept telling me it was my diet and that I just needed to lose weight. This doctor had a raised eyebrow when I told her why I wasn't on thyroid medication. So she started me on a small dose of levothyroxine and depending on my TSH level that she drew when I was in the office, she will increase my dosage. She's hoping I'll start feeling better in the next 6-8 weeks. She al... Mon, 4 Jun 2018 11:59:12 EST Lost 30 pounds!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45644508 I can't believe I did it. I went from 190 to 155 in less than 3 months!! I balanced my blood chemistry, got healthy and now I am feeling amazing inside and out!! Want to join this family I'm in?? Let me know!! Let's talk. Thu, 31 May 2018 17:40:58 EST Woohoo Moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45542012 Yesterday I ate lunch at a yearly reunion of friends. I am thankful that I ate in a healthy way. <BR> <em>30</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 21 May 2018 10:24:51 EST 5 Pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45341337 Just starting tracking my food and in just over a week I lost 5 pounds! I knew I felt like I was starting to feel thinner! Tue, 1 May 2018 12:15:08 EST Onederland is looking Wonderful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45318277 I know I've only just arrived but it's looking gooooood Sun, 29 Apr 2018 06:34:38 EST Finally lost 2 lbs after staying the same . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45262748 I have been stuck on my weight loss goals....It has been a few months now and finally I lost 2 lbs so I feel like I'm back on track now which really motivates me! <BR> Thanks for reading this and your support <em>590</em> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:53:46 EST 60 lbs lost after many small, incremental changes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45231766 It took me longer than I hoped to start losing weight--2-3 years. It took a series of small but incremental healthy choices. I really started to see progress over the past year, losing an average of 4 pounds a month. As I look back over the past few years of journals and exercise logs, I realize it's the cumulative effect of many small changes and getting good information from SparkPeople and a dietitian. <BR> Over the years, I gradually increased my exercise and endurance while making m... Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:12:13 EST NSV-- tummy shrinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45213025 I was laying on the couch and my oldest son walked up and told me that my stomach looking like I had lost weight. The scale may only show a few pounds, but my attitude says bring it on. I asked a fellow dieting friend and she agreed that I did look slimmer. It is a great feeling after beating myself up over only losing a few pounds. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:51:11 EST another 2lb off!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45150485 Just a wahoo lost another 2lb this week loving watching the numbers drop Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:05:12 EST Emotional Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=45133787 The other night I went to the grocery stor wanting a doughnut. I told myself I would SPARK for 5 minutes and then decide. I dexided against the doughnut. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:56:01 EST No Soda since 12/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=44118282 I haven't had any sodas since 12/25. My boyfriend bought me a sodastream machine so I could make my own sparkling water. I really don't crave sodas, just the carbonation. Mon, 8 Jan 2018 23:30:07 EST The Plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=42930440 I have been stuck between an 83-85 lb. weight loss plateau for the last two months. While I have been happily celebrating my success to date, it is still frustrating when I can't get things going forward again. On the same note, I have taken great pride in clothing myself during my weight loss on a budget. Other than undergarments and a few pairs of crop leggings, I have bought nothing new and found really cute items second hand. Well, with fall coming I took the plunge and put in a Kohls... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 22:22:17 EST Woo Hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=42246837 I have been using SparkPeople program for over 90 days now. The support and information I have gotten from it have helped me meet my first weight loss goals. It has also taught me a great deal about setting goals. I subscribe to the premium package. It is a bargain. How much is your health and well being worth? Think about that. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:08:51 EST I didn't give up & I'm back on track. -80 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=41570072 In the past I was bouncing on the yo-yo string. In 2015 I started a plant based eating plan and shed 80 pounds. Then I moved and got caught up in trying all the restaurants in my new town. Needless to say I stalled out and even gained 20 pounds back. (Who knew you can gain weight as a vegan. lol) In the past I would have spun off my plan completely and gained it all back and then some. This time I re-committed to my plan and I've shed the 20 and I'm still going strong. I'm sad when I ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:00:04 EST How much do you weigh and what size do you wear? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=33&imparent=16319557 I weigh 177 and I wear a 14. Hoping I will get down to a 10! Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:13:57 EST