SparkPeople SparkFresno- the Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10127 SparkTeam is for people that live in Fresno, CA or neighboring communities. Come join your local community SP friends. SparkPeople SparkFresno- the Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10127 Let's get some life back into this group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x58643807 What have you all been doing these days? Where are you on your fitness and health goals? What are those goals? What do you do around Fresno/Clovis to stay active? How do you beat this heat? <BR> <BR> Since I last posted here, I've gotten married and graduated school to become a state certified phlebotomist. I spend most of my time at home working, or trying to get my butt over to the gym! We have an elliptical at home by our TV, so I can watch some of my favorite shows on Netflix while... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:11:30 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x57928357 Hello everybody!!!! My name is Jazzman and like everybody else I'm a new team member. I've live here in Fresno and I'm a full-time student. I'm ready to lose this weight that has been a problem for the past few years since I've been in college (while gaining it). Mon, 19 May 2014 16:19:21 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x57805316 Hi. I'm a newbie to Spark people. I have lived in Fresno most of my life. I live with my wonderful husband and our 2 cats. I have struggled with my weight all my life and am now committed to making my life better by losing weight and getting healthy. My goal is to lose 85 pounds by this time next year and I am excited by all the information and videos that are on the SparkPeople website. I especially like the chair videos as I suffer with some chronic illnesses that make it hard to exercise. ... Thu, 8 May 2014 15:17:48 EST Plastic Surgery Seminar --Tonight! May 6th 6:30pm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x57775608 Questions about plastic surgery ... <BR> <BR> Please join us Tuesday, May 6, 2014 as we welcome Dr. Mark Chin from Valley Institute of Plastic Surgery. <BR> <BR> Warning* This presentation contains pre and post plastic surgery images which may be inappropriate for children. <BR> <BR> See details below. No RSVP required. <BR> <BR> May 6, 2014 <BR> Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. <BR> Location: Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital 15 E. Audubon Dr. Fresno, CA 93720 (River Park Room just behind ... Tue, 6 May 2014 08:08:26 EST ALSA Support Groups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x57750775 ALSA has on-going support groups all months long..... <BR> <BR> here's a link to the calendar: <BR> http://alsamg.com/your-life-after-weight<BR>-loss/support-groups <BR> <BR> Mondays: Nutrition and Exercise Support Group <BR> 1st Tues of every month: General Support Group <BR> 4th Tues and 2nd & 4th Wedof every month: Psych Support Group <BR> 3rd Wed & 2nd Sat: Back on Track Support Group <BR> Sun, 4 May 2014 09:39:19 EST Fresno Graffiti Run (Color Run) - May 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x57569089 Run, jog, walk, roll with this full-filled Color Run!! <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <BR> https://www.thegraffitirun.com/locations<BR>/the-graffiti-run-fresno/ Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:43:02 EST Fresno Relay for Life -- May 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x57569057 Awesome event to raise $$$ for Breast Cancer -- and a great way to get our and get moving! <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <BR> http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayF<BR>orLife/RFLCY14CA?pg=entry&fr_id=56876 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:40:24 EST Im a RE New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x57164079 Hey there everyone. I am Diane and I live in Fresno. This team is so quiet. We need a pick me up. I joined SP a few years ago and have used it off and on. I am back and ready to tackle this thing head on. Who is with me? Spring is just around the corner and I am looking forward to doing some activities with friends. Lets Go!! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:14:47 EST Blast Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x57164012 I have recently joined Blast Fitness and I am looking for workout partners. If anyone is interested, please let me know. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:07:43 EST Just joined and hopeful. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x56338684 Hello, I just joined the site yesterday and started tracking today. Most of what I eat does not appear to be on the existing list, but it looks like I can search members entries or create my own. To be honest I truly dislike tracking my food, but will make an effort to do so. I've had luck losing weight before, but once I stop with a "plan" I lose that accountability piece which I need. My constant battles are that I enjoy cooking homemade gourmet meals and especially desserts. I don't eat a ... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:22:56 EST Just wanted to say hi to those in the Fresno Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x56278982 I am almost 57 and am married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren, I live in Clovis and moved to the area in January 1996 when my Father took ill. <BR> I have been overweight for sometime now, I used to work long hours and used food and soda to stay awake, at my high point I was 425 Lbs. now I am about 318 but still have a long way to go. I have decided that 2014 is the year, and I am changing my lifestyle for good. <BR> I have a harder time than most exercising due to being disabled with ba... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 19:03:45 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up To Week Ending 10/19/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x55331215 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! as of October 19, 2013. <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages or send them a sparkmail message to congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. SWEETCLEANER with 2,189 Minutes as of October 19th!! <BR> 2. JCMON67 with 1,584 Minutes as of October 19th!! <BR> 3.... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 16:25:15 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up To Week Ending 10/12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x55250815 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! as of October 12, 2013. <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages or send them a sparkmail message to congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. SWEETCLEANER with 1,349 Minutes as of October 12th!! <BR> 2. JCMON67 with 1,076 Minutes as of October 12th!! <BR> 3.... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 17:03:04 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up To Week Ending 10/5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x55168535 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! as of October 5, 2013. <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages or send them a sparkmail message to congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. SWEETCLEANER with 660 Minutes as of October 5th!! <BR> 2. JCMON67 with 451 Minutes as of October 5th!! <BR> 3. CRYST... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 23:26:14 EST SEPTEMBER 2013 ~~ FITNESS LEADERS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x55168217 <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages and congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. 3,239 Minutes ~ SWEETCLEANER <BR> 2. 2,541 Minutes ~ MELAGAN <BR> 3. 2,289 Minutes ~ JCMON67 <BR> MARILYNOH (does not have a spark page, you can send spark mail) <BR> 4. 1,829 Minutes ~ MSAPRILMAE <BR> 5. 1,759 Minutes ~ MARILYNOH (does not have a spark page, you can send spark mail) <BR> 6. 1,684 Minut... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 22:55:59 EST AUGUST 2013 ~~ FITNESS LEADERS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x54783158 <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages and congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. 3,318 Minutes ~ SWEETCLEANER <BR> 2. 1,706 Minutes ~ MELAGAN <BR> 3. 1,673 Minutes ~ MARILYNOH (does not have a spark page, you can send spark mail) <BR> 4. 1,494 Minutes ~ CINDYHEN <BR> 5. 1,430 Minutes ~ MSAPRILMAE <BR> 6. 1,357 Minutes ~ JCMON67 <BR> 7. 1,336 Minutes ~ THEBRIGETTE <BR> 8. 1,268 Min... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 19:45:06 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up to Week Ending 8/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x54655149 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! as of August 24, 2013 <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages or send them a sparkmail message to congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. SWEETCLEANER with 2,519 Minutes as of August 24th!! <BR> 2. MARILYNOH with 1,242 Minutes as of August 24th!! (doesn't ... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 15:17:59 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up to Week Ending 8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x54571124 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! as of August 17, 2013 <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages or send them a sparkmail message to congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. SWEETCLEANER with 1,781 Minutes as of August 17th!! <BR> 2. MARILYNOH with 1,067 Minutes as of August 17th!! (doesn't ... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 18:30:22 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up to Week Ending 8/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x54511850 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! as of August 12, 2013 <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages or send them a sparkmail message to congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. SWEETCLEANER with 1,300 Minutes as of August 12th!! <BR> 2. MARILYNOH with 800 Minutes as of August 12th!! (doesn't ha... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:20:16 EST JULY 2013 ~~ FITNESS LEADERS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x54397362 <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages and congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. 3,559 Minutes ~ SWEETCLEANER <BR> 2. 1,914 Minutes ~ ATMYTOPGAME <BR> 3. 1,798 Minutes ~ MARILYNOH (does not have a spark page, you can send spark mail) <BR> 4. 1,597 Minutes ~ THEBRIGETTE <BR> 5. 1,566 Minutes ~ MSAPRILMAE <BR> 6. 1,399 Minutes ~ JDOLIO <BR> 7. 1,121 Minutes ~ MAJTMS <BR> 8. 1,090 Mi... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 20:49:14 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up to Week Ending 8/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x54397182 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! as of August 3, 2013 <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages or send them a sparkmail message to congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. SWEETCLEANER with 240 Minutes as of August 3rd!! <BR> 2. THEBRIGETTE with 233 Minutes as of August 3rd!! <BR> 3. MSAP... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 20:33:43 EST Not so new... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x54386465 Hi! I'm back! I had started another page this week but I deleted it and decided to keep this one going. I don't know if you gals still meet up or not but I'd love to hear all about how everyone is doing! I'M FAT AGAIN haha! ~Melissa Sat, 3 Aug 2013 23:05:56 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up to Week Ending 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x54304045 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! as of July 27, 2013 <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages or send them a sparkmail message to congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. SWEETCLEANER with 2,875 Minutes as of July 27th!! <BR> 2. ATMYTOPGAME with 1,812 Minutes as of July 27th!! <BR> 3. MAR... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:39:45 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up to Week Ending 7/20/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x54219205 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! as of July 20, 2013 <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages or send them a sparkmail message to congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. SWEETCLEANER with 2,335 Minutes as of July 20th!! <BR> 2. ATMYTOPGAME with 1,506 Minutes as of July 20th!! <BR> 3. MAR... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 00:52:33 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up to Week Ending 7/13/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x54125853 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! as of July 13, 2013 <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages or send them a sparkmail message to congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. SWEETCLEANER with 1,517 Minutes as of July 13th!! <BR> 2. ATMYTOPGAME with 1,067 Minutes as of July 13th!! <BR> 3. MAR... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:15:43 EST June 2013 ~~ FITNESS LEADERS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x54125694 <em>242</em> going to the top 10 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages and congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. 3,470 Minutes ~ SWEETCLEANER <BR> 2. 2,336 Minutes ~ JCMON67 <BR> 3. 2,010 Minutes ~ MARILYNOH (does not have a spark page, you can send spark mail) <BR> 4. 1,615 Minutes ~ MSAPRILMAE <BR> 5. 1,607 Minutes ~ SNUGGLEBITES <BR> 6. 1,480 Minutes ~ ATMYTOPGAME <BR> 7. 1,186 Minutes ~ MAJTMS <BR> 8. 1,163 ... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:58:14 EST Hi ya... Im new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x54055277 Hi, my name is Bill. I just moved to the Hanford area. I'm really looking forward to this thing. LOL. I want to lose 115 lbs or more. Um...I really don't know what to write here, I'm not very good at this kind of thing. I would like to meet local people around here to do things with like walking and hiking, I'm not quite at running yet. I would like to become active in this group being that I am an ESFJ Guardian-Protector (cool if you got it!) I'm a really easy going type of guy, I wear my he... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 00:52:20 EST Hello! I'm a newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x53973399 Hi everyone! I'm happy to be here! My real name is Maya. <BR> This is my first day here, July 2nd, 2013. <BR> <BR> I'm a female graduate student at Fresno State University who gained weight last semester. I am trying to lose those 20 pounds, plus 15-20 additional pounds. <BR> <BR> I'm not married and I don't have kids. My life is pretty centered on my academic progress. <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I was 194 lbs in 2011. I am 174 lbs today. I actually lost about 40 pounds and dropped to... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 11:14:47 EST Hello, All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x52251170 Hi, everyone. I have lived in Fresno for quite a while now. I am a repeat user of spark people. I joined again when I started to regain the weight that I lost. I never joined any teams the first time round, and I would enjoy the support that I hope to receive this time round. I also hope to support others towards their weight loss goals. I tend to have a sense of humor about my weight and about loosing weight.. so.. <em>30</em> It will be a pleasure to be a part of this group. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 15:23:19 EST Mornings walking buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x52142485 Is anyone interested in walking with me in the mornings. It doesn't have to be every morning, but, I do go almost daily. I walk around my neighborhood. Cross-streets are Maroa and Herndon. If anyone is interested, please send me a Spark Message. It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you :-) Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:06:36 EST Jogging or Walking Partner (Old Fig area) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x51914138 Anyone interested in having a jogging/walking partner 2 - 3 times /wk in the Old Fig area? I have my 2-year-old daughter so she would accompany us in the jogger. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:01:16 EST Jogging or Walking Partner (Old Fig area) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x51906582 Anyone interested in having a jogging/walking partner 2 - 3 times /wk in the Old Fig area? I have my 2-year-old daughter so she would accompany us in the jogger. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 05:17:23 EST Skating Saturday, January 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x51503529 My SP skating partner has moved to Texas :( My son and I skate on most Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 if anyone would like to join us. They no longer have any morning sessions. <BR> <BR> SATURDAYS 1:30-3:30: <BR> <BR> Credit / Debit Admission with own skates: $7.00 <BR> Cash Price Admission with own skates: $6.00 <BR> Credit / Debit Admission with skate rental: $11.00 <BR> Cash Price Admission with skate rental: $9.00 <BR> <BR> If you or your kids want to take lessons on Saturdays: <BR> 1:00p - ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 14:58:40 EST Skating Saturday, January 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x51356315 My SP skating partner has moved to Texas :( My son and I skate on most Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 if anyone would like to join us. They no longer have any morning sessions. <BR> <BR> SATURDAYS 1:30-3:30: <BR> <BR> Credit / Debit Admission with own skates: $7.00 <BR> Cash Price Admission with own skates: $6.00 <BR> Credit / Debit Admission with skate rental: $11.00 <BR> Cash Price Admission with skate rental: $9.00 <BR> <BR> If you or your kids want to take lessons on Saturdays: <BR> 1:00p ... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:01:32 EST GB3 Herndon/Milburn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x51330628 FINALLY GB3 on Herndon and Milburn (behind SaveMart) is opening today. Child care isn't open yet...I think next week it is. <BR> <BR> I joined the one on Palm a few months ago and have been waiting for the new one to open. Their website says they're opening one on Herndon/West soon too. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:41:20 EST Hello Out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x50966639 Hello, I thought Id would give this a try and put my self out there. This is Stepping out of the box for me but I figured Why not I have been on Spark for a while but never did anything with it. So I figured now is as good a time as any,, So.. Hello there. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:07:13 EST Gnarly Neon 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x50801691 Anyone know anything about this? I was directed to a link on another site, and it says it's going to be at Woodward Park, February 23rd, but I tried to e-mail them for more information and have not received a response. <BR> <BR> Has anyone run this before? It's supposed to be like the Color runs. What I specifically want to know is if pets would be allowed. I'm doing C25K, and "may" be up to a 5K by February. That's the plan, anyway. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:51:40 EST New to Fresno Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x50789427 I just moved to Fresno. I have been trying to lose weight for a while (seems forever). I just wanted to say hi and stay motivated. I want to lose 40 lbs by June 2013...5lbs per month seems reasonable but it is so hard. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 22:28:05 EST 1,500 Calorie Meal Plan from Kaiser - (updated) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x49884606 I originally posted this with the meal plan itself, but a Spark coach sent me a message saying there was an issue due to copyright...oops! Didn't think of that. Anyway, if anybody wants to see the meal plan again, I'm happy to send it to you in a private message, just let me know! <BR> *********** <BR> Hi folks - I recently took a 10 week "Healthy Weight" class at Kaiser Permanente. By following their 1500 cal/day Meal Plan and exercising (running mostly) 3-4 times a week, I dropped 12 lbs. ... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:57:03 EST 1,500 Calorie Meal Plan from Kaiser - (updated) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x49884597 I originally posted this with the meal plan itself, but a Spark coach sent me a message saying there was an issue due to copyright...oops! Didn't think of that. Anyway, if anybody wants to see the meal plan again, I'm happy to send it to you in a private message, just let me know! <BR> *********** <BR> Hi folks - I recently took a 10 week "Healthy Weight" class at Kaiser Permanente. By following their 1500 cal/day Meal Plan and exercising (running mostly) 3-4 times a week, I dropped 12 lbs. ... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:56:32 EST 1,500 Calorie Meal Plan from Kaiser - (updated) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x49884589 I originally posted this with the meal plan itself, but a Spark coach sent me a message saying there was an issue due to copyright...oops! Didn't think of that. Anyway, if anybody wants to see the meal plan again, I'm happy to send it to you in a private message, just let me know! <BR> *********** <BR> Hi folks - I recently took a 10 week "Healthy Weight" class at Kaiser Permanente. By following their 1500 cal/day Meal Plan and exercising (running mostly) 3-4 times a week, I dropped 12 lbs. ... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:55:50 EST Just testing the Waters... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x49866145 I am very new to SparkPeople. I just read about it in one of the many magazines I look through while sitting in doctor offices. I am a 42 year old mother of 2; my son is 18 and a freshman in college and my daughter is 16 and a junior in high school. I consider myself to be active and am health. I just need to lose weight in my thighs and hips if that is possible. I am ill-proportioned. It makes me uncomfortable in public at times because I get stared at a lot. It upsets my husband and my kids... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:26:11 EST GB3? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x49756415 Does anyone go to GB3? I'm starting at the Palm/Nees location tomorrow. As soon as the Milburn/Herndon location opens, I'm switching to that one. I REALLY need to get back on track! Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:47:15 EST Color Me Rad 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x49627371 Hi there Fresno friends! <BR> <BR> I have been a slacker on the spark groups but I am trying to change that :) <BR> <BR> I am signed up for the Color (Me Rad) run at Woodward Park on September 29th and was wondering if anyone else here was going to be running too? Sun, 26 Aug 2012 01:34:32 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x49126912 Hi everyone, I am new to this... I am excited and glad to be part of the team :) Tue, 24 Jul 2012 01:04:35 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x48987936 New to this sites still trying to get the hang of it (so bare with me please lol) I'm ready to lose weight and become the healthier me I know I can be! Sun, 15 Jul 2012 02:49:11 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x48885695 I'm Shelby and i'm 19. I have been on sparkpeople for a few weeks now and I love it. I am on here to get healthier and to lose weight! Sun, 8 Jul 2012 15:26:30 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x48520409 Hello, I'm new to the website and looking forward to a new beginning and losing weight with the motivation of others! Wish everyone here the best of luck and great health :-) Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:17:05 EST Skating Saturday, June 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x48473489 We haven't been very consistent with skating since Jenni's been gone. Anyone want to go this coming Saturday? I went last week and got a great workout. Kids are definitely welcome! There are no morning sessions during the summer. <BR> <BR> Roller Skating at CalSkate Clovis Saturday 06/16/12. They have changed their pricing a little. Cash prices are still the same but debit/credit prices are $1.00 more. <BR> Website is <link> <link>calskateclovis.net </link> </link> <BR> <BR> 1:00 ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:40:08 EST Bully Walk Saturday, June 9, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x48190315 Is anyone else planning on doing this? Keira and I went in October to the Bully Boo walk and it was a blast!! We have a boxer/mastiff mix and a chow/shepherd mix. <BR> <BR> Location: Woodward Park Mountain View Picnic Area <BR> <BR> Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. <BR> Walk begins at 10:00 a.m. <BR> <BR> Walker entry fee: $15 per human (Includes event T-shirt and raffle entry) <BR> Park entry is $5 per car. <BR> <BR> From their flier: <BR> "Get your walking shoes ready and help raise... Tue, 22 May 2012 22:26:32 EST Skating Saturday, 4/28/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x47805927 Keira and I are skating this morning. Will anyone else be out today? Sat, 28 Apr 2012 11:07:23 EST Skating Saturday 4/14/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x47565847 Is anyone going this weekend? I've missed the last couple, but (knock on wood) feel up to it this weekend. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:15:42 EST Dr. Oz Show Healthy Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x47519126 Just thought I would start posting tips from the Dr. Oz Show. I think he has an amazing show with very useful information. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:15:35 EST Skating Tuesday 4/3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x47359892 Roller Skating at CalSkate Clovis Saturday 4/3/12 <BR> <BR> 1:00-3:00 Session <BR> $6 with your own skates <BR> $9 with rental <BR> Eat before coming the food is NOT healthy and you're not allowed to bring outside food/drinks. <BR> <BR> I hope to see you there. Sat, 31 Mar 2012 19:07:25 EST Skating Saturday 3/31/12 & ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x47299906 We're skating Saturday but I'm wondering if anyone wants to skate next week during the day. They have Tuesday-Friday sessions from 1:00-3:00 (no lessons). Saturday should be very slow but during the week will probably be very busy with so many kids out for Spring Break. We could also find an outdoor place to skate if anyone is interested. Let's burn some calories! <BR> <BR> Roller Skating at CalSkate Clovis Saturday 3/31/12. <BR> 11 am without lessons <BR> 10:30 am with lessons <BR> <BR... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:23:03 EST Skating Saturday 3/17/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x47102581 Roller Skating at CalSkate Clovis Saturday 3/17/12. <BR> 11 am without lessons <BR> 10:30 am with lessons <BR> <BR> Cost <BR> Lessons skate <BR> $10 includes skate rental, half hour lesson, 2 hour session after <BR> <BR> 11 am Session <BR> $6 with your own skates <BR> $9 with rental <BR> Eat before coming the food is NOT healthy and you're not allowed to bring outside food/drinks. <BR> <BR> I hope to see you there. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:04:13 EST Skating 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x46964996 I'll be at CalSkate Clovis at 11. Anyone else? Thu, 8 Mar 2012 00:41:09 EST Skating 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x46754318 Finally, no one is sick and no birthday parties or Cub Scout activities for me! <BR> <BR> Roller Skating at CalSkate Clovis Saturday 2/25/12. <BR> 11 am without lessons <BR> 10:30 am with lessons <BR> <BR> Cost <BR> Lessons skate <BR> $10 includes skate rental, half hour lesson, 2 hour session after <BR> <BR> 11 am Session <BR> $6 with your own skates <BR> $9 with rental <BR> Eat before coming the food is NOT healthy. <BR> <BR> I hope to see you there. <BR> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:46:38 EST Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x46569186 So, I have been eating healthier and working out but I'm not noticing the lbs coming off, I have lost 4 lbs but I've hit a "plateau" i guess... I am noticing my pants are a little looser and I can buy a smaller size in some things but the scale wont move! Anyone else have this problem? What did you do to lose the lbs? Should I care what the scale says? Tips welcome! Mon, 13 Feb 2012 17:23:55 EST Skating 2/18/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x46549768 Roller Skating at CalSkate Clovis Saturday 2/18/12. <BR> 11 am without lessons <BR> 10:30 am with lessons <BR> <BR> Cost <BR> Lessons skate <BR> $10 includes skate rental, half hour lesson, 2 hour session after <BR> <BR> 11 am Session <BR> $6 with your own skates <BR> $9 with rental <BR> Eat before coming the food is NOT healthy. <BR> <BR> I hope to see you there. Sun, 12 Feb 2012 15:06:51 EST Ice Skating 2/12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x46545535 Keira and I are planning on going ice skating from 1:00 - 4:00 today if anyone wants to join us! <BR> <BR> Gateway Ice Center <BR> 2473 N. Marks Avenue <BR> Fresno <BR> 277-2233 <BR> <BR> Admission <BR> 13+ $6.75 <BR> 12- $5.75 <BR> Skate rental $3.75 <BR> EZ Skater rental $3.00 (Not sure what this is, but I'll find out today) Sun, 12 Feb 2012 09:47:04 EST Skating Saturday 2/11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x46506546 I'm not sure if we're going to make it, but we'll try. I need to go shopping because all my clothes are sagging or falling off and I look like a bag lady. What a horrible problem to have! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Anyone else going to go? Thu, 9 Feb 2012 17:40:41 EST Skating Saturday 2/4/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x46305358 Same place, same time. Hope to see you there! <BR> <BR> Jenni Sun, 29 Jan 2012 15:00:27 EST Skating Saturday 1/27/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x46281579 Sorry for the late post. I had some family problems and had to fly across the country. <BR> <BR> Same time same place as last week! <BR> <BR> I will not be there this week. My friend has a birthday party and I am making the cake. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 01:03:26 EST Skating Saturday 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x46206118 We won't be able to go this week. My son has a Cub Scout function that I thought was later in the afternoon but it's not. Have fun without me! Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:21:31 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up to Week Ending 1/22 ~~ WTG!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x46198548 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> going to the top 5 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! as of January 22, 2012 <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages or send them a sparkmail message to congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. STANLEYDAY with 1,180 Minutes as of January 22nd!! (does not have a spark page) <BR> 2. SKR1950 with 884 Minutes as of... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:02:05 EST Skating Saturday 1/21/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x46029205 Same time and same place. <BR> CalSkate Clovis <BR> 10:15 am for lessons <BR> 11:00 am -1 pm for Skating session <BR> <BR> Lessons are $10 and include the lesson, skate rental, and the 2 hour session after. <BR> 11-1 session is $6 w/o skate rental and $9 with skate rental. <BR> <BR> See you Saturday! Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:10:27 EST Skating Saturday 1/14/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x45889650 Same time and same place as last week. Hope to see you there! <BR> Sat, 7 Jan 2012 21:43:13 EST New Year and new to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x45872694 Hello. I'm new to this site and would like to lose 50 lbs by June. Are there anyone in the Fresno area that is still active in this site that would like to chat? Sat, 7 Jan 2012 00:01:20 EST Skating Saturday 1/7/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x45708564 Hello everyone- <BR> As of right now I will be skating at CalSkate Saturday January 7 from 11 am - 1 pm. It is $6 if you have skates and $9 if you are renting them. <BR> <BR> It is a great way to a lot of burn calories. You can burn over 700 calories in on session. <BR> <BR> Who's in? <BR> <BR> Jenni Fri, 30 Dec 2011 02:52:42 EST Biggest Loser of the Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x45688576 Start off each month by weighing yourself and measuring yourself. Post it here at the end of the month, edit your post by adding on your ending measurements. First I will make a percentage of them, and then I will email everyone who won for the month. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 20:37:40 EST Skating Thursday 12/29/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x45688426 Come skating at CalSkate Thursday 6:30-8:30pm. It is a great form of exercise, you don't even notice you're burning over 600 calories in 2 hours. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 20:27:00 EST Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x45662042 Hello Everyone- <BR> This group has been pretty dead lately and I no longer have the time to keep it up, without some help. If someone would like to be a team leader, please let me know. <BR> <BR> Jenni Tue, 27 Dec 2011 03:29:51 EST Ready? Set? GO!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x45102872 HI, I signed up for spark people about a year ago only to get recipes online. I lost a lot of weight last year when I was on a "diet" more like taking a diet pill, Now I have high blood pressure and just about put all the weight back on. I have to do this and I can't do it alone. I am in this alone.....the only one in my family, the only one amongst my friends. I am asking for people out there that are ready to lose weight and change our lifestyle of eating to lets get ready set and go! We c... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:13:45 EST New to Fresno, Newly reactivated Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x44083823 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople the beginning of last year in Ohio and had great results reaching my goals. My fiance and I made the move from NE Ohio to Fresno the end of May. Lots of upheaval, lots of changes. I haven't looked at SparkPeople for months. I'm finding myself settling into the city and new life, but also finding myself eating carelessly and getting lazy. <BR> <BR> I just reset my goals and I'm ready to rock. I would love to meet some supportive folks in my ar... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:19:31 EST newbie as well http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x44010077 My name is Beth, <BR> Live in Visalia, <BR> My birthday is 9/12, I will be 57 <BR> Married for 35 years, two grown children 4 grandchildren <BR> Work as a Program Manager for CASA of Tulare County, <BR> Trying to get healthy and fit Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:34:09 EST Meeting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x43893288 Should we try to keep up monthly meetings? Sun, 4 Sep 2011 04:06:51 EST Ready to make some big changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x43849984 Hi teammates, my name is Virginia and I have been married for 17 years, have a 14 year old son and I'am 58 years old, I know, I had him when I was 43, no regrets. but I'am ready to lose that baby fat, lol. nice to know I have friends with the same goal. Look forward to meeting all of you. Thu, 1 Sep 2011 11:42:55 EST How is everybody? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x43778342 How are U all doing? It's been too hot to think lately! I hope everyone is doing well and staying cool Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:04:49 EST Pam in California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x43460231 Hello all! I'm excited to join the group. I'm looking forward to connecting with others that are 50+, struggling with the WW PP plan and just trying to get the weight off and keep it off this time. There are times that I'm "needy" and other times that I'll be one of the biggest cheerleaders. Tue, 9 Aug 2011 23:02:02 EST Newbie Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x43311333 Hi everyone! <BR> I have just signed up with Spark People and this is day 5 on the South Beach diet. I am looking to lose 15lbs. Im ready to do this and am happy to be part of the team! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 15:43:31 EST Recipe from Tuesday's Picnic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x42626450 Here is a link to the Mexicana Black Bean & Corn Salad I took to the picnic: <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=405559 </link> <BR> <BR> Also, keep in mind I added avocado to the salad I took. ENJOY!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Anna Sat, 25 Jun 2011 00:56:19 EST Vitamin World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x42374806 <BR> Some of the people that work at Vitamin World would be willing to give us a talk on supplements for free. It would be at Sierra Vista Mall. <BR> <BR> Would anyone be interested? <BR> We do not have a day and time yet. <BR> <BR> Jenni <BR> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 00:27:48 EST Farmers Market http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x42374788 A few of us will be going to the Kaiser Farmers Market Wednesday June 15 at 8:30 am and the we will walk around the hospital a few times. <BR> <BR> 7300 N. Fresno St. <BR> Fresno, CA 93720 <BR> Use medical offices entrance <BR> Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., year-round <BR> <BR> Again please email me with any questions and if you are going, so we know to look for you. <BR> <BR> Jenni <BR> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 00:25:53 EST Picnic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x42374778 <BR> At the SparkRally we thought a picnic would be nice. <BR> This will occur at 6:00 pm at Cary Park. <BR> It will be a pot luck. We ask that you bring something nutritious, with nutrition values. <BR> <BR> http://maps.google.com/maps/place?um=1&i <BR> e=UTF-8&q=cary+park+fresno,+ca&fb=1&gl <BR> =us&hq=cary+park+fresno,+ca&hnear=cary <BR> +park+fresno,+ca&cid=1742947447372946766<BR>7 <BR> <BR> Please RSVP to this, do not RSVP if you are not going to come. <BR> <BR> Remember please ... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 00:25:08 EST Hiking Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x42374763 I would like to do a hiking trip with the group. It won't be really hard, but it will be in Auberry. I have heard about a really pretty waterfall there. At the SparkRally we were thinking about doing it one the these three days, June 27, 28, or 29. If you are interested, please let me know what day would work well for you. <BR> <BR> It would be an all day event and family is of course invited. Transportation depends on how many are going, you may need to drive yourself. It should prove to b... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 00:24:27 EST A FREE FitClub in Fresno!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x42373703 Hey everyone! I just wanted to stop by and tell everyone that my friend and I are BeachBody Coaches and we have a free FitClub open to the public every Tuesday at 6pm! This next week we are introducing the Chalene Extreme workout, so if you want to come make sure to bring some water and a resistance band! Or you can also do it with weights if you have 2 different weight amounts... I am currently using 5lb and 8lb weights!! We are also starting a 7-day challenge! So if you want to come go ahea... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 23:11:03 EST Summer Skating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x42342917 The first is summer skating at CalSkate Clovis. <BR> It will be Saturday 1:30 - 3:30. <BR> <BR> It is on Peach and Gettysburg. You do not have to RSVP for this as it is a reoccurring event. <BR> <BR> There will be an extra one Thursday June 16 6:30 - 8:30 pm. It is $6 with your own skates and $9 for a rental. <BR> <BR> http://www.calskateclovis.net/ <BR> <BR> <BR> Feel free to email me with any questions. Fri, 10 Jun 2011 01:16:28 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up to Week Ending 6/04 ~~ WTG!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x42242417 <em>242</em> going to the top 5 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! as of <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages or send them a sparkmail message to congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. SPARKLYN with 300 Minutes as of June 4th!! <BR> 2. WICKEDWAHINE1 with 240 Minutes as of June 4th!! (does not have a spark page) <BR> 3. NICKEL1331 with 205 Minutes as of June 4th!! <BR> 4. JESCALYNN with 180 Minutes as of June 4th!! <BR> 5. GERIKRAGH with 145 Minutes... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 04:42:01 EST Fitness Leaders of MAY 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x42242374 <em>242</em> going to the top 5 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages and congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. 1,580 Minutes ~ PEGGY2011 <BR> 2. 1,459 Minutes ~ MICHWEA (does not have a spark page) <BR> 3. 1,410 Minutes ~ WICKEDWAHINE1 (does not have a spark page) <BR> 4. 1,331 Minutes ~ APRILSALDIVAR <BR> 5. 1,310 Minutes ~ LINDA2BLITTLE <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Jun 2011 04:20:31 EST I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x42147503 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm brand new and just wanted to say hi! I can't wait to get started and I am so excited to meet new people! <BR> I was on ichange for about a year and it just was not helping in keeping me motivated. There were only two other people from the Fresno area on that site, so I was very surprised to find SO MANY people in the Fresno group here on sparkpeople! Yay!! :) I've had success with Weight Watchers in the past and I think the big motivator there is the community/ cam... Tue, 31 May 2011 14:27:06 EST The Post-Partum Journey: Belly Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x42131707 Hi guys! My name is Melissa, I am a single mommy 23, full time student at Fresno State majoring in Child Development. I have a gorgeous 7.5 month old baby girl, and with that a lot of weight to lose. <BR> <BR> I had to have a necessary c-section, and was unable to BF due to complications with her latch, so yeah I've got at least 30 lbs to lose from the pregnancy and then another 10 just to be trim. So about 40? <BR> <BR> I'm 200-203 right now looking to be 160 by my graduation next Spring.... Mon, 30 May 2011 19:41:22 EST June 2011 - Meet & Greet - AM Group: June 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x42110452 Woo Hoo!! Good AFTERNOON Central Valley Sparkettes: <BR> <BR> It is time for our monthly Spark Fresno Meet & Greet (AM Group) ~~ RSVP here: <link>www.sparkamerica.com/city_sparkrally<BR>.asp?event=9843 </link> <BR> <BR> A couple of things to keep in mind. The location has changed from First & Bullard to Fresno & Shaw. Secondly, I must have at least 3 members to RSVP to attend this Meet & Greet, otherwise it will be canceled. May's M & G was cancelled due to not enough CVS RSVPing to att... Sun, 29 May 2011 16:53:47 EST June 2011 - Meet & Greet - PM Group: June 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x42110388 Woo Hoo!! Good AFTERNOON Central Valley Sparkettes: <BR> <BR> It is time for our monthly Spark Fresno Meet & Greet (PM Group) ~~ Please RSVP here: <link>www.sparkamerica.com/city_sparkrally<BR>.asp?resource=9842 </link> <BR> <BR> Date: TUESDAY, June 7th, 2011 <BR> Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm <BR> Location: The Big Swirl, 4978 North Cedar (Shaw & Cedar) <BR> Phone: (559) 227-4008 <BR> <BR> Cost: We encourage buying something from them as a thank you for allowing us to use their space. <BR... Sun, 29 May 2011 16:49:39 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Up to Week Ending 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x42100706 <em>242</em> going to the top 5 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages and congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. PEGGY2011 <BR> 2. WICKEDWAHINE1 (does not have a spark page) <BR> 3. LINDA2BLITTLE <BR> 4. MICHWEA (does not have a spark page) <BR> 5. HAZELEYEZ130 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Fresno came in as #76 compared to all the Cities. We moved up 2 spots from last week. <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> FOOD FOR TH... Sun, 29 May 2011 01:45:06 EST Ready to lose BIG TIME!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x42100096 I live in the NW fresno area and am looking for lots of support and motivation to start and complete my weight loss journey. I am a single mom with a teenage daughter who also is battling her own weight issues. I work 2 jobs nine months out of the year and only 1 job during the summer months. Most of our meals are usually take out, premade out of the freezer, or a quick sandwich. We want to use this summer to really get into a good routine of exercise and healthy eating. We are looking f... Sun, 29 May 2011 00:17:39 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Week Ending 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x41967518 <em>242</em> going to the top 5 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages and congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1) ARMYWIFE4GOD ~~ 1,132 minutes <BR> 2) MARILYNOH ~~ 1,090 minutes <BR> 3) WICKEDWAHINE1 ~~ 1,050 minutes <BR> 4) APRILSALDIVAR ~~ 896 minutes <BR> 5) LINDA2BLITTLE ~~ 890 minutes <BR> <BR> Fresno came in as #78 compared to all the Cities <BR> <BR> FOOD FOR THOUGH ~~ There are currently 22,618 SparkF... Sun, 22 May 2011 06:32:08 EST Finally Starting My Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x41959908 Hello everyone, my name is Stephanie, im 20 years old living in Fresno, California. Im a college student who just finished up finals last week and want to begin starting a different lifestyle than I currently have. Instead of heading to the beach to party or sleep all day and up all night, or even be careless about what I put into my stomach. I want this summer to be my opportunity for a life change. Im not happy about my body type and afraid where it can end up if I dont take care of it now.... Sat, 21 May 2011 16:56:20 EST Fitness Leaders ~~ Week Ending 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x41891570 <em>242</em> going to the top 5 Fitness Leaders of the Central Valley Sparkettes!! <BR> <BR> Make sure to stop by their spark pages and congratulate them <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 1. ARMYWIFE4GOD <BR> 2. MARILYNOH (no spark page, send a spark mail) <BR> 3. HAZELEYEZ130 <BR> 4. CORNERKICK (no spark page, send a spark mail) <BR> 5. MICHWEA (no spark page, send a spark mail) <BR> <BR> Fresno came in as #86 compared to all the Cities <BR> <BR> FOOD FOR THOUGHT ~~ There are currently 1... Wed, 18 May 2011 02:05:47 EST new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x41763052 Hello everyone, I am new to both sparkpeople and Fresno. I been here for two years and have been looking for a job since. Since I have moved out here I have gaind about 15-20 lbs and I really need to lose it bad. I have a 6yr old that I need to be here for for a long time. If anyone is in the NW part of Fresno I would love to get together to work towards out goal. I really hope this site helps me reach my goal and yours. I am not usd to having to watch my weight, but Ifind that as I am gettin... Wed, 11 May 2011 14:28:40 EST May Meet & Greet ~~ Morning Group ~ May 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x41731205 PLEASE NOTE: This has been changed from this Tuesday to next Tuesday due to sickness. Should be all cleared up by next week. <BR> <BR> Come meet your fellow CENTRAL VALLEY SPARKETTES (CVS--Fresno Team Members)!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 <BR> Time: 10:00am - 11:00am <BR> Location: Subway (First & Bullard) <BR> Address: 6022 North First Street <BR> <BR> <BR> As usual we will have the scale and tape measure to track progress <BR> Bring a healthy recipe to share (brin... Tue, 10 May 2011 02:42:16 EST Morning meeting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x41707051 When and where is the morning meeting? <BR> <BR> Jenni Sun, 8 May 2011 23:33:12 EST how long is meeting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x41586020 I want to attend the meeting tomorrow night, I have school and need to know how late I will be to tell the teacher Mon, 2 May 2011 21:13:26 EST 5K MS WALK @ Woodward Park - Sat. April 30th @ 9am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x41362727 <link>tinyurl.com/psalm103-3 </link> <BR> <BR> Join me for a fun walk around Woodward Park! <BR> 5K walk or 1 mile of that's too much! <BR> push yourself and see how great you can be! <BR> <BR> many of you have this as a GOAL! this is your chance to fulfill it (or at least start to try) <BR> come join us and have fun while reaching a goal! bring your friends and family and enjoy it! <BR> <em>306</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=18899<BR>0811127768 </link>... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 13:22:22 EST How are your children eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x41212121 Today I watched one episode of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. He is going around the United States trying to make food better in our school systems. Unfortunately he is being hit with a lot of closed doors by the school systems. I have posted his link and you can watch an episode on Fancast. I think what kids are eating today is unacceptable, including what is being served on college campuses, but at least college students can think for themselves whereas the kids can't leave. I would li... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 01:26:24 EST April Meet & Greet - Morning Group ~~ April 12th!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x41104027 <em>235</em> <em>229</em> <em>199</em> Morning Meet & Greet <BR> <BR> Tuesday, April 12th <BR> Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am <BR> Address: Lollicups, 1075 E Bullard, Fresno (First & Bullard) <BR> Phone: 447-8958 <BR> Cost: This is a Mom and Pop Coffee house that would appreciate our business. Fri, 8 Apr 2011 21:18:01 EST Spring Break Picnic ~~ April 21st!! Come Join US! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x41103961 <em>191</em> Spring Break Picnic <BR> <BR> Thursday, April 21st <BR> Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 or 2:00 pm (ending time is up to those who attend) <BR> Address: <BR> Rotary East Park, 6464 N. Cedar, Fresno (Cedar & Sierra) <BR> Cost: Bring own food and play activities <BR> <BR> Hope to see YOU THERE!!! <BR> <BR> Hugs from your Team Leaders, Kathi and Anna Fri, 8 Apr 2011 21:14:13 EST BOWLING ~~ April 17th!! Come Join in the FUN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x41103914 <em>294</em> Bowling <BR> <BR> Sunday, April 17th <BR> Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm <BR> Address: Fresno State Student Union Building (downstairs) <BR> Cost: $7.00 or less (depends on number of people) <BR> the cost includes shoes <BR> <BR> We Hope to See YOU THERE!!! <BR> <BR> Hugs from your Team Leaders, Kathi and Anna Fri, 8 Apr 2011 21:11:08 EST Water aerobics at my house http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x40768423 Thinking...........when it gets warm enough..........who would want to come to my house to do water aerobics? Who could lead it? Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:12:32 EST Hello. Im looking for a trail . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x40601095 Im looking for a trail or track that close to orange cove, ca Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:06:42 EST hello fresno friends, quick question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x40403219 Hi guy, quick question, how and where do we log yoga, did 45 mins this morning, wasn't a pretty site but do feel better Mon, 7 Mar 2011 17:08:58 EST Wont be Making it Tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x40262355 Sorry gals but I feel like I"m regressing on this stupid sinus cold thing so I'm going straight home and to bed. <BR> <BR> I hope to make it back out next month. <BR> <BR> Have a WONDERFUL Time!! Tue, 1 Mar 2011 17:17:27 EST Yoga & Healthy Eating Event at Wholefoods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x39966172 I saw this on the Wholefoods events page (I keep checking back for their composting class) and thought some of you might want to check it out. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, February 22nd <BR> Be Heart Healthy! Yoga & Healthy Eating <BR> <BR> 6:00 - 8:00pm FREE <BR> <BR> February is heart month and what better way to keep your heart healthy than for yoga and healthy eating? Learn healthy yoga moves from Joanne Bazarian of Perfect Balance Yoga and heart-healthy cooking tips and foods from the experts ... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 17:33:38 EST not really new... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39944056 Hi everyone! I'm not new to SparkPeople or really the SparkFresno team, though I've never posted or attended any events so in a way I am new... Anyways, I'm looking to get back into shape and just plain healthy again. Excited to do this for me and my family. Looking forward to a great year with my wonderful husband and outgoing, high energy 14 month old. <em>30</em> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:07:22 EST The Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39935538 Would anyone recommend getting The Spark book? I wonder if its just the same information that is on the website here... Does anyone have it and has it made a difference as an accompaniment to the sparkpeople website? <BR> <BR> I've considered picking it up a few times, but I dont want it to be another dust collector. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:55:02 EST Anyone want some free clothes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39852417 A lot of my jeans are loose on me and I was about to get rid of them by giving them to the Salvation Army. Before I do that, I wanted to offer them to any Fresno sparkers. <BR> <BR> Most of my clothes are large tops and size 8-13 bottoms. They are by no means expensive brands but they are cute, in excellent condition and well taken care of. I am moving and would like these gone right away. <BR> <BR> If you are interested please respond right away. I might only keep them til the end of the... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:34:37 EST Sparkin' at Wal-Mart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39829247 I'm not sure how many of you get the daily emails from SparkPeople. This one is from the SparkPeople Community Highlight... I thought I'd share because this is an AWESOME story! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3922596 </link> <BR> <BR> I hope this story encourages you all! Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:44:25 EST Chicken Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39828528 I feel so silly asking this question but it is driving me crazy just wondering. Sparkpeople always has a serving suggestion of half a chicken breast when I'm inputting my food. But who only eats half a breast? SO that leads me to question if what I've been considering a whole breast is a half... Is a whole chicken breast what you get at the grocery store. Are they cut into whole breasts or half breasts? <BR> <BR> I can't imagine only eating half of a chicken breast.... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:11:53 EST New to team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39795461 Hi my name is Rebekah. I am fat, overweight, and obese. I tired and sick of being like this! So I am here to connect with others on my long journey. Thanks for having me! Wed, 9 Feb 2011 06:24:23 EST proud of me because http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39792005 I am very proud of myself for doing so many exercise today, drinking all my water, eating almost all my vegi and fruit (the day isn't over yet) Tue, 8 Feb 2011 22:55:17 EST Bat some balls at the park! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x39769610 When: Saturday, Feb. 19th <BR> Time: 11:00 am <BR> Where: Rotary East Park <BR> Address: 6464 N Cedar, Fresno, 93710 <BR> <BR> Bring yourself or bring the whole family! Come with your bat, balls and mitts. <BR> Pack a lunch and have a picnic! Lucy_69, DianeMcvey and myself will be there with our kids! <BR> <BR> A great and fun way to get your exercise and some Vitamin D sunshine! Tue, 8 Feb 2011 02:54:58 EST Let the Games BEGIN!! Ongoing Challenge by Month!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x39679099 Originally posted by KATHIMORRIS: <BR> <BR> Tonight, at the Feb. 1st Spark Rally, it was decided to begin a little friendly competition. Everybody weighed in, took waist measurements and blood pressure readings. We agreed to begin a little friendly competition with awards presented each month for: <BR> <BR> 1. The most weight loss - calculated biggest loser style (% of body weight) <BR> 2. The most fitness minutes for the month - tracked by SPARK <BR> 3. The most inches lost from the wai... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 07:53:08 EST Helpful Links and Information!! Check them out!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39678815 This is a place where anyone can post what they feel might be helpful to a fellow Fresno Sparker. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you want to add a link to your post.....copy the website address from the website you want to share.....then click on "Add a Link".....paste the website address...then click on "Add Link". <BR> <BR> Then post your message to the message board. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 07:35:41 EST On-Going Fresno Activities!! Check it OUT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x39678283 <em>243</em> and huge <em>247</em> going out to KATHI and to everyone else that has stepped up to not only helping out by organizing team activities but in participating in the team activities. <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> More specific and detailed information is listed on Fresno Team Announcements...make sure you scroll through the page to find the information you are looking for. New announcements are continually being added. Here is a LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_a<... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 06:56:21 EST NEED SUPPORT, MOTIVATION or INSPIRAT ION~POST HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39677822 This message board is for when you are feeling down and out or you are simply out of gas so to speak. We all have days or time periods when we are not at our best and can't seem to get ourselves going. Post it here and let us know what you are going through and how your fellow Fresno Sparkers can help you out. (I also strongly recommend blogging about it too). <BR> <BR> Feel free to post should you need the support, motivation and/or inspiration visa versa by giving the support, motivat... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 05:57:27 EST Lunch & Movie Date!! Join us on 2/20/11 Noon!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x39677517 This is a direct COPY and PASTE from it's original poster JENNI_JACKSON: <BR> <BR> Where: IHop in Clovis and the $3.00 theater <BR> When: Feb. 20, 2011; noon <BR> Cost: $3.00 and up. It depends on what you order. <BR> Movie: It is up to us. <BR> We don't have to meet at IHop, but it is close to the theater, cheep (for the most part) and they have a large selection of healthy food. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 05:08:06 EST Laser Tag Day and Time!! Check it out!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x39677476 This is a copy and paste from the original poster JENNI_JACKSON: <BR> <BR> Laser Tag <BR> When: Feb. 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm. <BR> Price: It is $8.00 per person. This is for one game. If you want to stay later you can. <BR> Where: Laser Quest on Herndon and Blackstone. <BR> <BR> Please let me know if you are coming <BR> <BR> Everyone is welcome. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 04:57:56 EST GETTING STARTED with SP~~HELPFUL TIPS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39677433 <em>228</em> This message board is under construction <em>228</em> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 04:48:13 EST INTRODUCE yourself HERE or CREATE NEW MSG BOARD!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39677407 You can introduce yourself to the team using this easy guideline or you can very easily click on "CREATE A NEW TOPIC" and introduce yourself your way!! <BR> <BR> Well, whichever one way you choose to do it is fine with us your Fellow Fresno Sparkers. All we ask is that YOU DO IT!! because we want to get to know YOU!! <BR> <BR> COPY and PASTE: (if you choose to use the guideline method) <BR> <BR> TELL US ALL ABOUT YOURSELF.. <BR> <BR> ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: <BR> SPA... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 04:40:26 EST Spark Fresno Cafe--Sharing is Caring!! Chat it UP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39677159 <em>199</em> FRESNO SPARKERS CAFE -- CHAT IT UP on this message board <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Okay Fresno Sparkers, this is where we are going to keep an on-going chatter. Our Team Motto is SHARING is CARING!! So I hope everyone takes advantage of this message board and feels free to share anything about themselves, about their days whether it be an up or a down day. Let's show each other some love and SHARE by CHATTING it up in the FRESNO SPARKERS CAFE!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> fro... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 03:29:31 EST Lunch and Movie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39674892 Where: IHop in Clovis and the $3.00 theater <BR> When: Feb. 20, 2011; noon <BR> Cost: $3.00 and up. It depends on what you order. <BR> Movie: It is up to us. <BR> We don't have to meet at IHop, but it is close to the theater, cheep (for the most part) and they have a large selection of healthy food. Thu, 3 Feb 2011 23:03:44 EST Laser Tag Day and Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39674812 Laser Tag <BR> When: Feb. 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm. <BR> Price: It is $8.00 per person. This is for one game. If you want to stay later you can. <BR> Where: Laser Quest on Herndon and Blackstone. <BR> <BR> Please let me know if you are coming <BR> <BR> Everyone is welcome. Thu, 3 Feb 2011 22:59:54 EST (raising hand) newbie and puppy over here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39660960 Hi my name is Heather, or Rucifey or that crazy lady with all the pets. Cyndall sent me an invite and I'm so glad <em>213</em> So HI EVERYONE at SparkFresno. <BR> I'm 35, been married just over 11 years, been trying to make a baby for the past 2+. We have 5 cats, a puppy and 2 tanks of fish. I used to be a preschool teacher, but due to weird illness I'm in among the unemployed, hoping to go back to working with kiddos soon. In my free time I volunteer with animal rescues (currently fost... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:16:08 EST Helpfull Links http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x39642622 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I though it would be good to have a thread for helpful links, like the one to the Virtual Model we were talking about at the SparkMeet last night. <BR> <BR> Hope this is helpful for everyone! Wed, 2 Feb 2011 18:11:25 EST Last Nights SparkMeet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39632377 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how exciting it was to go to the SparkMeet last night. I know I'm shy at first, but it was really so super nice to meet everyone in person, and see how encouraged everyone is to get healthy in 2011. <BR> <BR> Together we can do this! <BR> <BR> Cyndall Wed, 2 Feb 2011 11:02:06 EST Let the games begin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x39624324 Tonight, at the Feb. 1st Spark Rally, it was decided to begin a little friendly competition. Everybody weighed in, took waist measurements and blood pressure readings. We agreed to begin a little friendly competition with awards presented each month for: <BR> <BR> 1. The most weight loss - calculated biggest loser style (% of body weight) <BR> 2. The most fitness minutes for the month - tracked by SPARK <BR> 3. The most inches lost from the waist. <BR> <BR> Our rally's are held the firs... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 01:10:30 EST My First 30 Days ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39554265 I reached 30 days on Spark People today ! <em>244</em> <em>91</em> <em>102</em> <em>347</em> <em>193</em> <em>58</em> <em>68</em> <em>34</em> <em>217</em> <BR> <BR> I am so happy that I have joined this team you are great people and so motivating thank you all for the support! I have lost 9.8 pounds so far!!! Sun, 30 Jan 2011 13:19:32 EST Walking/dancing canceled this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39552596 Sorry gals but I'm still feeling pretty sick and I'm going to cancel this week. Feel free to call Kathi and plan something in its place. I have 7 more days of antibiotics and should be ready to go strong by then! Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:58:55 EST Jack LaLanne Dies Age 96 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39438298 Hello all! <BR> <BR> Many of you might remember Trainer James who used to live in Fresno and helped some people on here out a bit. Well Trainer James posted this article on his website about Jack LaLanne, a man who was noted as the Godfather of Fitness. <BR> <BR> Here's the link if you'd like to read: <BR> <link>trainerjames.com/2011/01/24/jack-lal<BR>anne-dies-age-96/ </link> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 14:41:20 EST we are number 65 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39411928 I went on the Spark American site and we are only number 65 in fitness minutes. I think for a Feb goal we should work together and get Fresno higher on that board. Come on team we can do it!!!!!! Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:48:03 EST Mind & Body Connection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39400753 I give myself positive reinforcement every morning as I have my coffee and reflect on the previous day. I believe that each day is getting better so I set my standards a little higher each week! Mon, 24 Jan 2011 08:59:01 EST Not new to Spark or Fresno area but new to team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39396982 Hello all! I am a re-sparker! I started last year and then life got in the way but the important thing is that I AM BACK!! <BR> <BR> I saw the team lasttime I was Sparking but in all honesty, I am about 32 miles from Fresno and (at the time) I didn't think it would be too effective for me to join. Now that I am back and want to put more effort into ME I thought it was in my best interest to find other Sparkers in my area...so here I am! <BR> <BR> I look forward to talking to you all! <BR>... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 02:48:10 EST Back on the Wagon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39347872 Hi everyone! I'm not new to SP or the Fresno team at all, but I have been away for most of last year. It was rough but now i'm refocused. I've been exercising since the beginning of the year but did not want to say anything until I knew I could be committed. Glad to be back now lets keep it moving! Fri, 21 Jan 2011 20:30:17 EST Laser Tag Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39327311 Laser Quest in Fresno is $8.00 pp if anyone would be interested in going with a few people, you could bring your friends and family or children. <BR> <BR> It could be a fun way to get out and MOVE a lot. <BR> <BR> Let me know and I can try to organize something. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 23:05:55 EST Give a shout out to PAULAPOOH4 for losing 101 #'s! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39300317 Please stop by Paula's page and congratulate her! Can you imagine that she's lost 101 pounds? She has been working so hard on SP since July and is doing awesome! I am SO proud of her! Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:49:53 EST Need a little inspiration or motivation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39275372 Check out this 93 year old man from Visalia. He works out at the gym every morning at 5:00! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ksee24.com/news/local/WAF---BOO-<BR>114157879.html </link> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 23:35:41 EST Mommy wants her body back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39259271 Good morning everyone! My name is Leah and I am new to SparkPeople. I have been in the military for 13 years so staying fit is essential. In 2008 I got married to my amazing hubby. Then we adopted my sisters 3 children. With all the excitment of a new marriage and adjusting to 3 wonderful children, in April 2010 I had a baby girl. Very blessed! Well I packed on some pounds in the past few years. I was thinner when I was in my 20s but now I know why many Mom's put on weight when they have kids... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:30:11 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39253804 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> This is my second go at Spark, tried it last year, but didn't stick with it. So I am making a commitment this year to finally get back into shape, and this is part of my plan! I live in Visalia currently, but work in Fresno and will be moving to the area hopefully this summer. <BR> <BR> Kim <em>41</em> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 09:26:33 EST Fashion Fair Walk..M-F 8:30 am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39249356 We will be starting a walk in the Fashion Fair Mall on Wednesday, 1/19/11 at 8:30 am. The walks will be held Monday through Fridays. <BR> <BR> We will meet in the back, by JC Penny, and go in through the mall doors that are just east of JC Penny. <BR> <BR> Mall doors actually open at 7:00 am, so I figure by 8:30am we will have the kiddies off to school and we can get a nice walk in without the crowds before the stores open. <BR> <BR> Any questions feel free to ask. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 04:00:31 EST I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39238267 Hi everyone. My name is Diane and I rejoined last week. I did really well my first week I think. I even made it out to the Bowling activity on Sunday and met some great people and had a very nice time. I look forward to meeting more of you and discovering a new Me!!! Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:56:27 EST Farm Markets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39233124 Hello everyone- <BR> I have been trying to find all the markets in the area for everyone. Not only does the food taste good, it last longer and cost less than the grocery store. <BR> <BR> Here is a list of a few I have found so far. I think it would be great if people started to carpool to the markets. <BR> <BR> Vineyard Farm Market on Blackstone and Shaw <BR> Wednesday: 3-6pm <BR> Saturday: 7 am - 12 pm <BR> <BR> They have veggies, fruit, honey, meat, coffee and more. They also pla... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:28:28 EST SP Dining Out Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39225899 I learn something everyday on this site. Did you know SP has a Dining Out Guide? I do now...lol! I can't wait to check it out! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/sparkdi<BR>ning.asp </link> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:21:42 EST Changed name http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39219603 Hi everyone, I just wanted to let everyone know that I have changed my name from GODISGOOD69 to Lucy_69. This way it will be easier for people to find me since I'm inviting others to join. Mon, 17 Jan 2011 02:33:35 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39206176 I am really looking forward to getting to now some of you. I am just getting started and this looks fun! Sun, 16 Jan 2011 14:45:08 EST MS Walk @ Woodward Park - April 30th @ 9am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39172257 Join us for a 5K walk for MS. Our team goal is to raise $10,000! <BR> <BR> WAYS YOU CAN HELP: <BR> 1)Help us raise funds by making a donation <BR> 2)Join our team to walk and raise $100 to get us to our goal! <BR> 3)Share this info with others <BR> <BR> This is a great cause! Our team name is Psalm 103:3 <BR> We want to give glory to God as we walk! <BR> <BR> "He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases." ~ Psalm 103:3 <BR> <BR> MS isn't a Fresno Problem or a California Problem o... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 01:25:14 EST Let's have some fun Monday, January 17! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39172074 My new tv is all set up and I bought JustDance2 for the Wii. 4 people can have controllers and if there are more we can just follow the others. I have a really fun weighted hula hoop, an elliptical, a stability ball (w/SP DVD), resistance bands (w/SP DVD), and a SP cardio DVD. Something for everyone! I invited Sparklyn to come watch since she can't workout right now. If anyone is interested we'll do that instead of walking at Koligian Monday. Sparkmail me if you need my address or phone... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 01:01:16 EST 7-day Guest Passes for Ballys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39171882 I've got tons of 7-day guest passes for Ballys. I'm a member of the Clovis Ballys located on Shaw and Willow. Anyone who is interested in some just let me know and they are yours. I am also willing to go with you and be your workout buddy. This could be fun! <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Jan 2011 00:24:30 EST Igniting my Spark In Fresno http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39169925 Hi Everyone on the Fresno Team! I am a brand new Spark People member refered here by my good friend Fresno I can't wait to get going and become motivated by your team. Hope to meet some of you in person soon! Feel free to visit my spark page to learn more about me. <BR> <BR> Karen Fri, 14 Jan 2011 22:39:57 EST supermarket visits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39132503 FYI <BR> <BR> St.Agnes Health Resource Center hosts supermarket visits once a month @ Trader Joes @ Willow @ Nees and Save Mart @ Nees and First. At these visits they review what's appropriate for meal plans, what to look for on labels, etc.... For more information <BR> <BR> call 450-2002 <BR> <BR> Yvette Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:07:02 EST DAY ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x39104394 I am a 71 year old retired lady....worked at the Clovis Mervyn's for 18 years...recently beat lung cancer....gained back 20 pounds of the 50 I lost a couple of years ago on another site....Quit that one when they raised the price beyond what I was able to pay.....During cancer treatment, CyberKnife, was told not to lose weight...wrong thing to tell someone like me who likes to eat...I eat healthy foods just way to many...so it is back to using my measuring things and food scale... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:09:18 EST Bowling! Meet new members as you get fit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39080705 Bowling with SparkFresno! <BR> <BR> Sunday, Jan. 16 <BR> Fresno State University Student Union <BR> 2:00 - 4:00 pm <BR> $5.75 includes shoes <BR> Free parking on Sunday <BR> <BR> Paula and Kathi will be there! Tue, 11 Jan 2011 18:20:04 EST What? There's changes on the team page?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x39074381 Well in case you haven't noticed. Although I'm sure you full well have by now. It looks as if SparkPeople has changed yet another thing here at Sparks... the Team Pages! <BR> <BR> Everything that you once saw at the top above all the forums... you see off to the right. <BR> <BR> I will list from top to bottom what there is. Just in case there are some who aren't sure where to look for things. :) <BR> <BR> At the top you see... <BR> <BR> Team Leaders - this is well it is what it says it is... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 14:02:57 EST 25 ways to get back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x39015583 http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motiva<BR>tion_articles.asp?id=1062 <BR> <BR> Are you struggling with getting motivated and back on track? Copy and paste the link shown above to read a great article with great ideas. I will be incorporating one of them into our rallys! <BR> <BR> Join our team as we march towards SUCCESS in 2011! Sun, 9 Jan 2011 15:17:35 EST Any Wii experts out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x39000168 We have a Wii and several kid games plus WiiFit. My 7 year old helps me with it...lol! Are there any games or dancing activities that more than 2 people can do together? Maybe a way that 3-4 people at the same time could exercise together. I have 2 controllers but would be willing to buy more if that would work. I want to have a back-up plan at my house for the walking group at Koligian Park if the weather is bad. I live right by the park. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 22:44:18 EST New Start Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x38970598 Did you know there is a new start page for SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> Well, yes indeed there is! <BR> <BR> Do you know how to get to it? You can always change back to the classic view if you do not like the new look. <BR> <BR> Follow these steps if you'd like to check out the new start page. <BR> <BR> 1. Go to the start page. <BR> 2. Above where it says "My Tools" there is a button that reads "Try the New Start Page Now!" <BR> 3. Click it. It will instantly change over to your new start page.... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 18:35:51 EST I'm back..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x38914721 Hi all it has been a long time since I have checked into Spark. I was doing really well last time this year and I just let it all go. So I am starting all over again! Lately I have been having health problems and my Dr. tells me it is anxiety. I don't know what I am so anxious about that it would make me feel this way. All I knew is what I can control and that is what I eat and working out! So thanks for still being here and I look forward to reconnecting with some of you and meeting the rest... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 19:07:24 EST New to sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x38848436 Hi I'm Danielle. I'm new to Sparks. I live in Fresno. Not married, no kids, and currently I enjoy the freedom of staying at home. I'm 32, Mar 12th. I've lost 40 lbs so far and have another 40 to lose. I was thin and athletic all through high school and college. I had thyroid cancer at 22 and have been all over the board with my wait since. I'm the lowest weight I've been in 6 years and I think it's a good start. I have a hard time staying motivated because without a thyroid my body doesn't al... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 17:08:07 EST SparkGuy's blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x38846159 Check out SparkGuy's (founder of SP) blog! He talks about a girl who's been a member of SP for a long time and she has lost a lot of weight through SP! <BR> <BR> Here's the link to his blog: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3883675 </link> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 15:54:40 EST SP site problems? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x38844457 I can't log out, I can't track my food, and I can't copy my meal to another day. Anyone else having problems? I tried the help but it doesn't take me to a place where I can call or email SP. Is it just me or is something wrong with the site? Mon, 3 Jan 2011 14:35:26 EST Hello out there i am ready to do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x38812272 a positive outllok on this weightloss challenge. I have 53 pounds to shed wow what a relief that will be my knees are already smiling! this is a great site and I am so happy to be a new member and I look forward to interacting with others on here! my favorite exercise is bicycling and long walks with my dog... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 14:14:42 EST jennifer36 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x38799122 Hi am looking for some help and support from people in Fresno CA Sat, 1 Jan 2011 23:55:26 EST CALLING TEAM FRESNO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x38703860 OK team, we want to muster up some enthusiasm and cheer everyone on for 2011! Who else is on our team and as motivated as I am??? Tue, 28 Dec 2010 19:43:46 EST Anyone up for roller skating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x38683984 If you're on vacation this week how about meeting us for roller skating Thursday from 1:00-3:00 at CalSkate Clovis! It's $6 if you have your own skates and $9 if you use their roller skates/quads or inline skates/rollerblades. It's GREAT exercise and a ton of fun for yourself and/or kids! <BR> <BR> I also go most Saturday mornings from 11-1. They have lessons from 10:30-11:00 for $10 which includes the 11-1 session. <BR> <BR> Ask if you have any questions! <BR> <BR> Cindy Mon, 27 Dec 2010 20:33:28 EST How is your journey going??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x38679571 Hey everyone... although this team is quiet... why not get involved in some little way.... let's start out by... <BR> <BR> POSTING how you're doing in your journey! Mon, 27 Dec 2010 16:10:49 EST Hello Fresno Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x38667025 I am new here as of Dec. 26, but have been working on my health and fitness since mid-September and have had some success. I know it's important to connect with others who are walking the same path and that's why I'm here. <BR> <BR> I work full-time and also help my husband with his business. My daughter is 13 and the teen years are making my brain fire on all pistons...yikes. <BR> <BR> My goals are mostly for health, some for ego...I mean who doesn't want to look better? I power walk for f... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 22:05:05 EST hey where is everybody? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x38463658 You should update your team to see how your weight loss is going. <BR> <BR> I know I'm new and everything but I really would like for everyone to see how the other team members are doing. don't you think so??? Mon, 13 Dec 2010 23:09:05 EST A NEW YOU!! Check it OUT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x38211616 A New You!! <BR> Tonight at 6:30 p.m. a free community conference will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. (Fowler/Alluvial) We will have a guest speaker who is an author and Immunologist. Learn how to protect your immune system and thrive. Free childcare provided. For more info call Mellisa @ 559-761-6034 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 20:32:15 EST Nutritional Information http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x37798731 You are invited to a health & wellness presentation/party! Ladyrider5759 and myself will be having these informational meetings at least twice a month. If you are interested in joining us and learning more about meeting your nutritional needs please let us know and we will get you the details or set up a party just for you! Mon, 8 Nov 2010 04:39:12 EST Women, Wine & Wellness Party 11/13/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x37796535 Hey Ladies!! My mom (ladyrider5759) and I (babyhodges) are having a Wellness Party on November 13, 2010 @ 7:30 pm If you are interested in attending please let either one of us know. It's Ladies Night <BR> <BR> It is so hard to get your full 7-13 servings of freggies everyday so we want to share with you how you can, easily! We will have wine, sparkling grapejuice, appetizers and GREAT company. Space is limited so please send us a sparkmail or leave comment and we will get back to you with... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 22:57:10 EST Anyone planning on running the Eye-Q Marathon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x37666227 They offer a full, half, and relay option. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of starting a team for folks aspiring to run a marathon here in Fresno in 2011. Anyone interested? I'd eventually want to do long runs together as a group. Mon, 1 Nov 2010 14:16:26 EST Our dear friend & leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x37649679 I just wanted to give a heads up here to everyone... please keep Yvette our dear friend and leader in your thoughts and prayers. She's just gotten out of the hospital today, she was in since Weds. AM... she was near death, but God gave her a good wake up call... please pull together everyone, support one another, even though you don't 'KNOW' one another, how else will you get to know each other if you don't 'TRY' step out of your comfort zones and reach out to one another. Help one another w... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 19:57:48 EST Pumpkin Recipes~Yum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x37643883 I hope this is the right section to post this in. I'm on a pumpkin kick lately! Here are the links to some really good recipes: <BR> <BR> Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with Pumpkin Butter: <BR> http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/10/pumpk<BR>in-spice-pancakes-with-pumpkin.html <BR> <BR> Pumpkin Butter: <BR> http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/10/pumpk<BR>in-butter.html <BR> <BR> I"m going to try her Pumpkin Smoothies and Pumpkin Cheesecake soon. <BR> <BR> I made these Pumpkin Muffins this morning but... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 14:02:35 EST Softball http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x37602846 Are any of you people out there in SparkFresno land interested in maybe starting up a softball team? If enough people respond, I'll look into the details of getting a team started. I once played for a team through Clovis Area Recreation, but that team switched its practice days to a day that I can't make it. If we get enough people interested, it won't cost as much per person! <BR> <BR> If you're interested, maybe ask your friends and family, too!! <BR> <BR> Thanks!! <BR> <BR> (I apolog... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 04:14:52 EST Time To Make A Change!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x37392410 Hello Everyone! My name is Connie I am 37 and I just joined SparkPeople. I have gained 15 pounds since I got laid off in April of this year! I am super excited and can't wait to start :) Mon, 18 Oct 2010 19:18:36 EST Exercise challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x37369139 It's time to get back on track for me at least. I hope that each of you have been doing great if not let's start fresh at a new starting point. Starting Monday please make an exercise goal. If you can please check in to let us know how you are progressing. At the end of the week let us know how you did on the goal. Wishing the best <BR> <BR> Yvette Sun, 17 Oct 2010 18:37:11 EST Positive words and encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x36913981 If there is no pain there will be no gain. Keep pressing on no matter what! Sat, 25 Sep 2010 14:31:03 EST Happy Birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x36782783 We have 2 birthdays tomorrow...Heather and Glenda! Make it a worthwhile one! Happy Birthday to both of you. Sun, 19 Sep 2010 10:48:23 EST ***QUESTION OF THE WEEK*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x36294509 I'm starting this thread... and will sticky it. If anyone has a Question they want to ask for the week. To get the team's minds a workin. Please feel free to post your questions in this thread. As you all know, I have always found most of the questions from either the Healthy Reflections found in the daily emails or... I come up with the question and find a quote to go with. But... if you don't have a quote to go with your question, that's totally fine. Don't worry about the quote. :) <BR> <... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:57:15 EST *** 8/22/10 - Question of the Week *** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x36205347 QUOTE - The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention. - Barbara Walters <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> QUESTION - <BR> <BR> ARE YOU MAKING A DIFFERENCE? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Have you ever said "I want to help do this" or "I'd like to be involved in that"? Many people have grand... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 13:09:52 EST Checking on Team Fresno http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x36055473 Just checking on team Fresno. I know summer is long but almost over. Did goals get accomplished and new ones get set. Let me know what is going on. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 20:51:54 EST Hello sparks members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x35883067 Hello all, My name is Kristina, im new sparks member and would love to have encoutragement on my weight loss. Thank you for understanding Fri, 6 Aug 2010 12:47:10 EST ***8/2/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35789581 QUOTE – <BR> Eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog, adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, lizard's leg, and owlet's wing. For a charm of powerful trouble, like a hell-broth boil and bubble. <BR> - Witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q – CAN YOU STIR THINGS UP TO MAKE SOMETHING SPECIAL? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> ... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 12:48:25 EST How do you beat the heat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35756248 Hi all- <BR> I have been wanting to go for walks, but it gets really hot quick. Getting up before 9am hasn't been working because my husband wants to walk with me and he doesn't get up until later (his body his healing from treatments). Is there somewhere to walk that has some shade? Or if anyone wants to go for walks early in the morning with me, I am up for it. I can go for a walk with my husband later in the day if we find a place. <BR> Thanks! Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:09:39 EST ***7/26/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35645027 QUOTE - The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up. <BR> - John Maxwell, author and public speaker <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q - Have you allowed the world to control your emotions? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:14:35 EST Dragons Rule! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x35602273 Hi Everyone, <BR> I'm 46yr old mother, who's daughter is getting married in Feb 2011 and I need to lose some serious weight! I need all the help I can get. I do a lot of walking already due to my job, so I guess my job has gotten accostomed to it and it doesn't burn anymore calories anymore. So what ever help I can get is seriously appreciated. Sat, 24 Jul 2010 07:36:40 EST Dragons Rule! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x35602260 Hi Everyone, <BR> I'm 46yr old mother, who's daughter is getting married in Feb 2011 and I need to lose some serious weight! I need all the help I can get. I do a lot of walking already due to my job, so I guess my job has gotten accostomed to it and it doesn't burn anymore calories anymore. So what ever help I can get is seriously appreciated. Sat, 24 Jul 2010 07:35:29 EST Whew, Finish w5d3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35594450 <em>198</em> Finished day three of week 5 in the couch to 5k. It was a 20 minute run. I finished and have not felt this good in a long time. My confidence has gone up. <BR> <BR> I want to thank all of those who gave me encouragement that I could do it, even though I did not believe it myself. <em>304</em> Fri, 23 Jul 2010 18:07:38 EST ***7/23/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35591250 QUOTE - The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up. <BR> - John Maxwell, author and public speaker <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q - Have you allowed the world to control your emotions? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:25:51 EST Linda Little is new & most excited to be here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x35541790 Thank you to those who have reached out already, what a wonderfull warm welcome. I am most excited about this venture. I am looking to get back in shape and get my energy level back. I am 45, married for 6 years in August, no children (one of my biggest regrets) but do have a dog and parrot. Currently not working, but volunteer for Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. I do need that push when at the gym. It would be great to find a walking group. Looking for activities that do not involve coc... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:29:17 EST ***7/16/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35444599 Reposting, due to everyone being seemingly too busy yesterday. <BR> <BR> __________________________ <BR> <BR> QUOTE – <BR> The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. <BR> - Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman <BR> <BR> Q – HOW CAN YOU BRING OUT THE BEST IN OTHERS? <BR> <BR> Everyone has hidden treasures of talent and undiscovered potential. Everyone has something substantial to contribute. Why are these valuables still buried b... Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:51:26 EST ***7/15/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35425156 QUOTE – <BR> The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. <BR> - Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman <BR> <BR> Q – HOW CAN YOU BRING OUT THE BEST IN OTHERS? <BR> <BR> Everyone has hidden treasures of talent and undiscovered potential. Everyone has something substantial to contribute. Why are these valuables still buried beneath the surface? Why don't they shine through? Confidence may be an issue. By teaching someone a new skill, y... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 13:25:33 EST ***7/13/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35385160 QUOTE - “To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” <BR> - Mother Teresa, missionary <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q – ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH THE STATUS QUO? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> While you work to be a spark for your loved ones, don't forget that your... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 15:17:24 EST ***7/12/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35360714 “There are two kinds of man; the ones who make history and the ones who endure it.” <BR> - Camilo Jose Cela <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q – DO YOU MAKE YOUR LIFE OR DO YOU LET LIFE HAPPEN TO YOU? <BR> EXPLAIN…. Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:33:01 EST New to SpakPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x35338311 Hi everyone! My name is Paula and I am 68 years old, diabetic and disabled. My goal is to lose not less than 250 lbs. So, I am in this for the long haul. <BR> <BR> I tend to be an emotional eater. I eat when I am happy, sad, bored, hot, cold, etc. <BR> <BR> I try to keep myself busy with jewelery making and loom knitting. But, material costs do keep it to a minimum. I do use my computer a lot, playing games, paying bills, keeping up with emails. <BR> <BR> I would appreciate all the... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 14:38:41 EST ***7/8/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35280279 QUOTE - There are two ways to spread light; to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. <BR> <BR> - Edith Wharton <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q – ARE YOU A CANDLE OR A MIRROR? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Transmitting light through our actions <BR> <BR> Are you a ca... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 13:12:47 EST SparkPeople: Success Stories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35261760 I thought I'd start this thread and occasionally share sparkpeople success stories. <BR> <BR> Jennifer (Jennibee): Success Story <BR> <BR> What prompted the change: <BR> <BR> Jennifer says she was "sick and tired of being sick and tired!" She was out of shape, making housework or even walking around the store a major challenge. At 35, she felt much older than she should and unmotivated to do anything. Jennifer was also worried about the health risks associated with carrying so much extra w... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 16:09:58 EST Quick Track Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35245741 Hi, I blogged about this today, but thought I would post the question here as well: <BR> <BR> I have a dry-erase board on my refrigerator where I have a list of the recommended servings of veggies, fruit, milk, grains, meats/beans. I've been trying to stay aware of my servings to ensure that I'm getting enough of each nutrient. Plus, I'm taking my pre-natal, my calcium supplement, and my other supplements everyday. <BR> <BR> I'm finding that I'm just getting confused, or just unfocused ... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 21:36:52 EST ***7/5/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35208613 Instead of a question today, I'm deciding to put in a quiz link... <BR> <BR> Q - Are you ready to change your lifestyle? <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/assessm<BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=61 </link> <BR> <BR> Take the quiz, share your results and then feel free to answer the question in your own words here expand & elaborate. Mon, 5 Jul 2010 02:00:47 EST ***WEEKEND THINKING /WRITING CHALLENGE*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35176256 I'm not too sure if anyone got the chance to do this challenge last weekend, I know I didn't get the chance... but anyway here it is again... :) <BR> <BR> ______________________ <BR> <BR> Weigh In – Wrong #? – <BR> <BR> Does seeing the wrong number on the scale make you crazy? <BR> Many people find that a "bad" weigh-in ruins their mood and saps their motivation, making it difficult to keep doing what they know they need to do. <BR> <BR> Things don't need to be this way. <BR> You can lear... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 00:02:50 EST ***JULY MAKING ME IMPORTANT CHALLENGE (MMI)*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x35146204 Making ME Important <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> NEW MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: You must first formally introduce yourself using the New Member Introduction thread before you join any challenges on this team, including this one. Thank you! <BR> <BR> ****NEW MEMBERS***** also please note. This challenge is to be followed EXACTLY as set out. Copy/Paste the template given. Do Not Change the stru... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 14:12:38 EST ***JULY BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE (BLC)*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x35146008 BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE – NO $ INVOLVED! <BR> <BR> Ok team, it's that time again! Let's get some serious losing going! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> The rules are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1) If you are new to the team you must have a Spark Page already set up and you must formally introduce yourself to the team using the appropriate thread which is located on the team's main page: “NEW TO ... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 14:02:53 EST ***7/1/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35145382 QUOTE – “You can't escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” <BR> - Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q – IS PROCRASTINATION CURABLE? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Procrastination: Putting off until tomorrow what you could do today... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 13:35:30 EST hi i am deelanie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x35135634 i want to loss wieght.i want know about calorie and carbs and a about alot more. Thu, 1 Jul 2010 02:11:24 EST ***6/29/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35101069 QUOTE - “The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.” <BR> - Anonymous <BR> <BR> We all go through periods of our journey where we eat the right amount of calories, drink the right amount of water, do seemingly EVERYTHING right, but we don’t see a budge in our weight, we’re at a stand still. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q -Does this ever bother you? Do you h... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:53:02 EST Family Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35052461 I just got back from a day up by Huntington Lake. It was beautiful. Packed a good lunch for me however junk food was also packed for the 3 teenage boys. I had good intentions but junk food won, but only a little. <BR> While we were driving up I noticed all these bike riders pumping themselves up the hills. It was interesting on the way back, 12 hours later, I seen some of the same bicyclist on the way back down. When I got home I looked up the race it was 155 miles from Clovis up to Ka... Sun, 27 Jun 2010 00:40:50 EST ***WEEKEND THINKING /WRITING CHALLENGE*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35043564 Weigh In – Wrong #? – <BR> <BR> Does seeing the wrong number on the scale make you crazy? <BR> Many people find that a "bad" weigh-in ruins their mood and saps their motivation, making it difficult to keep doing what they know they need to do. <BR> <BR> Things don't need to be this way. <BR> You can learn to use the scale as a helpful tool, instead of giving it the power to dictate your feelings and your actions. <BR> <BR> Many experts and experienced dieters will tell you that the only re... Sat, 26 Jun 2010 13:39:55 EST ***6/24/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x35026818 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q: What is one thing that has changed your life, either good or bad? Elaborate on it. Don’t just give 1 or 2 words. Please feel free to share! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 13:10:43 EST ***6/23/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34983646 QUOTE - The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before. <BR> - Steve Young <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q – WHO DO YOU COMPETE AGAINST? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you hold yourself to the standar... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:01:47 EST ***6/22/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34961079 QUOTE - It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it. <BR> - Lucius Annaeus Seneca <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q – DO YOU SEEK REVENGE WHEN SOMEONE HAS WRONGED YOU? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> When someone wrongs you, it's easy to go to that place in your min... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 13:02:44 EST Canoe Trips on the San Joaquin River http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x34942574 Hey Gals! <BR> <BR> Today's Groupon side deal looks super fun, and a great way to get out and enjoy our area (not to mention get an arm workout!), so I thought I'd give you all the link! <BR> <BR> It's for the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservatory Trust and the activity is a half-day downriver canoe trip! <BR> <BR> The price is half off, so $15.00 instead of $30.00. I got two tickets for my boyfriend and I to go here pretty soon! <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the Groupon <link>ww... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 16:36:14 EST ***6/21/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34938408 QUOTE - The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke. <BR> - W.J. Camero <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q – WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’VE BEEN STRIVING FOR SO LONG THAT IT SEEMS LIKE YOUR GOAL IS NEVER GOING TO SEE LIGHT? <BR> HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THE FEAR THAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO FAIL? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 13:19:38 EST Positive strokes for positive folks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34915846 Hello Everyone just a way to show you excitement and positive feelings for the day. If you are feeling positive give us a thumbs up <em>250</em> . <BR> <BR> If you are feeling even better leave us an inspirational quote that might help someone else. <BR> <BR> ***** If you need some extra support give us a shout out here too! We want to be there for you and for one another. <BR> <BR> Let's do this! Sun, 20 Jun 2010 11:16:19 EST Looking for a running partner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34900357 Anyone out there in the Clovis area looking for a running partner. I have just started the C25k and would love to run with someone. <em>312</em> Sat, 19 Jun 2010 12:13:08 EST July Meet & Greet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34863158 I thought I'd put this here to start discussion early. <BR> <BR> I think Yvette is planning for the 2nd Saturday, which looks like is Saturday, July 10th. <BR> <BR> I know she was talking about the possibility of ice skating. But she's open for discussions as to where. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Now, just so you know, this has been a very very busy time for me, trying to get ready for our move. Plus, I don't know when I'll be moving. But I hope I will be around and can attend the next meet & gr... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 13:42:18 EST ***6/17/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34862081 QUOTE - Look at a man in the midst of doubt and danger and you will learn in his hour of adversity what he really is. <BR> - Lucretius, Roman philosopher <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q – DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> It's easy to stay ... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:52:56 EST My multivitamin put me way over my daily foliate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34861810 Does anyone know why there is so much foliate in the women's one a day vitamin? It took my foliate to the 700's on the nutrition page. Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:42:57 EST ***6/16/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34839898 Re-posting this question, since nobody seemed to have the chance to answer it yesterday! :) <BR> <BR> ***************************** <BR> <BR> QUOTE - We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once. <BR> - Nietzsche, philosopher <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Q – DO YOU HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING AND CELEBRATING THE JOY IN LIFE? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:35:59 EST ***6/15/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34818462 QUOTE - We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once. <BR> - Nietzsche, philosopher <BR> <BR> Q – DO YOU HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING AND CELEBRATING THE JOY IN LIFE? <BR> <BR> Each day is a new chance to find joy and to dance. If you let it pass or think it useless, the chance is gone and you'll never get it back. When was the last time you played? Or just did something for the sheer fun of it? Joy is not found in the world around you, it's within yourself. You c... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:52:04 EST ***6/14/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34793813 QUOTE - In our lives, we have two or three opportunities to be a hero, but almost every day, we have the opportunity not to be a coward. <BR> - Spanish proverb <BR> <BR> Q – WHAT DO YOU TAKE A STAND FOR? <BR> <BR> Courage comes in many forms. In Hollywood, courage involves evildoers and daring deeds. In real life, rescue workers, police, and the military have the courage to lie their lives on the line for someone else or a cause. Even for those of us who live life on a much smaller stage, c... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 13:11:46 EST talk about a set-back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x34761864 Hi everyone...I'm new....my name is Cynthia and I have lost over 30lbs in the last 8 month using just diet and exercise. But, I was just in a minor car accident a week ago and now am unable to do my normal treadmill workout!! I was up to a 2mi run. now I feel like I'm back at sq. 1!!!! Gosh, I hope I can maintain!!!???!!! Sat, 12 Jun 2010 21:11:53 EST ***WEEKEND THINKING /WRITING CHALLENGE*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34739616 I actually started this a few months back and was going to try to keep going with it, but when I tried it last time, nobody bit, maybe I didn't allow for enough time, who knows, lol. Anyway, let's try this AGAIN! <BR> _________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> Persistent Problems – <BR> <BR> Whenever you notice a persistent problem in any aspect of your weight loss program—whether it’s related to food choices, exercise, or motivation—try to define the problem in writing. <BR> <BR> What spec... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 14:24:01 EST Lisamaurine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x34726394 I am trying to go through all the steps in the "getting started" category and I have to introduce myself. Love this site. I have got the exercise down but am having a hard time eating right to loose these stuburn 15 pounds! Hope to follow the meal plan now. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 22:23:02 EST Want to spend some time out doors this weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34715474 I work with the Selma Animal Shelter and we are having a Dog Faire in Selma on Saturday the 12th from 10 am to 2pm. There will be a dog parade, food booths, kids activities, and dog contests. We will also have shelter dogs out that you can play with!! Lot's of fun for the kiddo's!! A few radio stations will be out on site, and we will have a dj. It should be a lot of fun, and if you need a reason to be outside, Here's a great one!! <BR> <BR> For excersice there will also be a walk a thon fo... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:53:43 EST ***6/10/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34714424 QUOTE - The belly comes before the soul. <BR> - George Orwell, British writer <BR> <BR> Q – ARE YOU NEGLECTING YOUR BODY? <BR> <BR> If you crave chocolate as much as Aunt Marge does, you know that nothing else could possibly come first. Her tastes aside, food can actually be more of a foundation than a passion. To have an enriching & healthy life, fitness is a must. Good eating can be part of that fitness springboard that makes bigger things possible. The next months and years are filled wi... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:05:19 EST ***6/9/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34693615 QUOTE - Life is not a 'brief candle.' It is a splendid torch that must be made to burn as brightly as possible before it is handed on to the next generation. <BR> - George Bernard Shaw, Irish critic and playwright <BR> <BR> <BR> Q – HOW CAN YOU SHARE YOUR SPARK WITH OTHERS? <BR> <BR> <BR> Light is meant to be shared. If you try to hoard it or keep it covered, out of everyone's sight, you'll just end up smothering it. Try to close it in your fist so it doesn't get away, and it burns you. Y... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 13:36:20 EST Excited about finding a good support system. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x34660152 Hello, <BR> I am a single mother of a daughter that just moved out and is in college. I will also soon be a grandmothher. Since my husband past away 3 years ago I have only focused on taking care of my daughter and her needs. Now that she has left the nest and is starting her own life it is time for me to focus on myself. My first goal is to start taking care of myself better and lose some weight. I try to exercise 3 to 4 times a week but it is not enough. My eating habits are not consi... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 02:41:02 EST The Loow B Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x34646095 SCHEDULE: <BR> <BR> 6/7: I'm In. <BR> 6/14: <BR> 6/21: <BR> 6/28: <BR> <BR> HABITS: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 8 oz of water at least 3 out of the 4 days. <BR> 2. Get in at least 30 mins of cardio 3 out of the 4 days. <BR> Mon, 7 Jun 2010 13:10:01 EST I'm new... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x34636326 Hi I am Ashley. <BR> TELL US ALL ABOUT YOURSELF.. <BR> <BR> ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Newbie, to Spark. <BR> FIRST NAME: Ashley <BR> BIRTHDAY: (month & day only) Nov 13 <BR> MARRIED: Yes. <BR> KIDS: One girl who is almost 2 <BR> PETS: One dog who is tortured by said girl. <BR> WORK: SAHM for now <BR> HOBBIES: I have picked up walking. I have also started re-furbishing things and making things. <BR> WHY ARE YOU HERE: I don't really like where I am at with my weight and health... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 02:28:46 EST ***6/6/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34625205 QUOTE - The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. - Malcolm X, American spokesman for the Nation of Islam <BR> <BR> <BR> Q – DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING? <BR> <BR> <BR> Who tries to put together a puzzle without seeing a picture of the finished product? Who shoots an arrow without knowing exactly where they want it to hit? Your goals--particularly your health and family goals--are likely more important to you than puzzles and archery. So why trust them to luck or a fuzzy id... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 14:25:32 EST Walking like MADD with MADD! In Fresno! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34599386 Getting my walk on tomorrow in support for Mothers Against Drunk Driving! I'm walking to save lives. Let's eliminate drunk driving!! <BR> <BR> Join me or support me at <link>support.madd.org/site/TR?px=3206709&<BR>pg=personal&fr_id=2680&s_src=widget </link> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 01:33:25 EST ***6/4/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34589313 IS LACK OF SLEEP KEEPING YOU FROM REACHING YOUR GOALS? Fri, 4 Jun 2010 14:59:57 EST June 2010 meet and greet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34576305 Hello everyone <BR> <BR> The proposed plan for the Meet & Greet to be held on June 12, 2010 is Woodward Park in the Japanese Gardens. The proposed time is noon-3 p.m. My thought is that we can have lunch or a healthy snack together and then walk around the gardens. Please let me know if this will work of you. <BR> <BR> here is the link <BR> http://www.shinzenjapanesegarden.org/gen<BR>eral.html <BR> <BR> Please respond this weekend so that I can get an invite out to you as soon as poss... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 23:09:51 EST ***JUNE LOOW PLAN B CHALLENGE*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x34542837 LOOW (Last One Out Wins) Challenge - Plan B: will be starting June 7th. <BR> <BR> This challenge is a little different than the LOOW Plan A challenge. The goal for this one is to help us make these life changing steps, NOT A DIET, into HABITS!! Once every week we will be concentrating on 2-4 different healthy habits. At the end of the month all those who have been able to stay in the challenge will receive goodies from administration. <BR> <BR> Although this challenge is still sweet and s... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:06:41 EST ***JUNE LOOW PLAN A CHALLENGE*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x34542806 LOOW (Last One Out Wins) Challenge - Plan A: will be starting June 7th. <BR> <BR> The goal for this challenge is either lose LBS (of course) or keep your weight the same. At the end of the month all those who have been able to stay in the challenge will receive goodies from administration. <BR> <BR> This challenge was made sweet and simple so all can participate with the greatest of ease. <BR> <BR> Everyone that wants to be in this challenge MUST: <BR> <BR> 1. Sign in by MONDAY, June ... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:05:15 EST ***JUNE BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x34542761 BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE – NO $ INVOLVED! <BR> <BR> Ok team, it's that time again! Let's get some serious losing going! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> The rules are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1) If you are new to the team you must have a Spark Page already set up and you must formally introduce yourself to the team using the appropriate thread which is located on the team's main page: NEW TO T... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:03:13 EST ***6/2/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34541332 In order for growth to occur we need to stretch ourselves, try new things out, speak up and be heard, and reach out. All of these examples are risky and come with potential unpleasant repercussions. However, risking also carries with it untold rewards! <BR> <BR> Q - HOW OFTEN DO YOU TAKE RISKS? Wed, 2 Jun 2010 13:54:34 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1533x10127x34504561 What's the best way to lose inches around the waist? Or some good ways to work on it? <BR> <BR> I've had a little downfall after finding out I gained muscle pounds instead of losing and I need to get back into the right feel for things. I really want to work on waist inches more than anything. Please help! Thanks! xox Tue, 1 Jun 2010 03:06:24 EST ***5/28/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34442401 QUOTE - There ain't much fun in medicine, but there's a heck of a lot of medicine in fun. <BR> - Josh Billings, 19th Century Humorist <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Q – ARE YOU TAKING LIFE TOO SERIOUSLY? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When was the last time your doctor told you to stay home and watch "Seinfeld"? Or suggested a night out at the circus? Or told you to play fetch with a dog? It probably hasn't happened, but the day may not be far off. Laughter and fun are great ways to break down the walls of s... Fri, 28 May 2010 14:21:20 EST ***5/25/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34374128 HOW MANY TIMES ARE YOU BLIND TO THE GOOD IN FRONT OF YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE LOOKING PAST IT FOR SOMETHING BETTER? Tue, 25 May 2010 12:42:15 EST ***FITNESS TIP(S), Q'S & A'S OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x34293295 HI Fresno! <BR> I've been thinking about starting a thread like this for a while... to have Fitness Tips & Questions & Answers from the Experts. Some of you may already receive these in your emails daily, but I thought I'd post some here for those who don't receive them in email. They might be helpful and beneficial to some. Fri, 21 May 2010 12:47:57 EST ***5/21/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34292839 “Bumps in the road are nothing more than opportunities to take two steps forward and become a stronger person. As long as you keep doing the right things, good things will happen.” <BR> <BR> HOW DO YOU REACT TO BUMPS IN THE ROAD? Fri, 21 May 2010 12:28:58 EST ***5/19/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34247356 Being nobody had the chance to answer this one yesterday, I'll ask it again. :) <BR> <BR> ******************** <BR> <BR> Q – HOW WELL DO YOU ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES? <BR> <BR> QUOTE – <BR> Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow; whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die. <BR> - Tao Te Ching, Lao Tsu's teachings <BR> <BR> Change is the natural order of the world. When something tries to stand against the force of change, it's eventually destroyed. Cliffs are eroded, trees... Wed, 19 May 2010 12:14:36 EST ***5/18/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34225352 Q – HOW WELL DO YOU ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES? <BR> <BR> QUOTE – <BR> Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow; whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die. <BR> - Tao Te Ching, Lao Tsu's teachings <BR> <BR> Change is the natural order of the world. When something tries to stand against the force of change, it's eventually destroyed. Cliffs are eroded, trees are uprooted, granite cracks. People can crack too. For us to grow and live--to flourish--it takes adaptation and learning... Tue, 18 May 2010 13:14:07 EST ***5/17/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34202353 Q - HOW DO YOU CONTROL, BECAUSE OF FEAR, YOUR WEIGHT LOSS/HEALTH/FITNESS JOURNEY? <BR> ***In other words, how do you slow your weight loss down, or make obstacles to your program, simply to control the speed or progress?*** Mon, 17 May 2010 14:22:52 EST ***5/15 & 5/16 THINKING /WRITING CHALL*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34161554 Persistent Problems – <BR> <BR> Whenever you notice a persistent problem in any aspect of your weight loss program—whether it’s related to food choices, exercise, or motivation—try to define the problem in writing. <BR> <BR> What specifically are you doing (or not doing) that you need to change? <BR> Why do you think this keeps happening? <BR> What are the major triggers or causes of this problem? <BR> <BR> Do this writing without thinking or worrying about being “correct” at first. Just w... Sat, 15 May 2010 16:57:09 EST ***2010 CHATTER BOX - SHARE WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34161030 Hi Fresno! In here is a General Chatter box, where you can share whatever is on your mind. Feel free to vent, or just get silly, pull up to your computer with your glass of water and just enjoy a nice little chat with your fellow Fresnans! Sharing is Caring! Support one another in this lifestyle change journey we're all on. Nobody should do it all alone. If you need some encouragement, feel free to come in here and let everyone know! Sat, 15 May 2010 16:20:31 EST SPIN THE WHEEL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x34158897 SPIN the SPARK WHEEL!! Post how many LOGIN points the Spark Wheel gave you!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> HOW DO I DO THIS? <BR> When you're looking at your page look off to the right at the top, there's a section that says "MY SPARKPOINTS" in the section there is a link and when you first log on to SparkPeople it says "LOGIN SPARKPOINTS" or something like that. Click that link and it takes you to where your sparkpoints are, click to spin the wheel, share with us what your spark wheel points wer... Sat, 15 May 2010 13:53:59 EST ***5/14/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34138111 HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU USUALLY GET? Fri, 14 May 2010 12:13:02 EST Join Date? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x34115516 When did you join SP (MM/DD/YYYY)? Thu, 13 May 2010 13:02:42 EST ***5/13/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34105619 We all have goals that we dream of accomplishing. We then immediately imagine for all the consequences of those dreams and stop ourselves from moving off the starting line. And, then we wonder why we don't feel alive. <BR> <BR> <BR> Q - WHAT GRAND GOAL DO YOU HAVE THAT YOU’VE HESITATED ON? <BR> Thu, 13 May 2010 02:09:50 EST ***5/12/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34092034 HOW DO YOU STAY POSITIVE AFTER HAVING A BAD DAY? Wed, 12 May 2010 13:39:55 EST What's your fitness plan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34078568 Please show what your fitness activities are? Your plan may help someone else to get started or get out of a rut. Tue, 11 May 2010 22:58:35 EST ***5/11/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34069809 QUOTE – “The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.” - Swedish proverb <BR> <BR> Q – ARE YOU TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SUCCESSES? <BR> <BR> We all need support from other people. Love, encouragement, words of advice and friendship will help you get through the important stages in your life. When people are in your corner, you feel like taking on any challenge. As important as help from others may be, though, it all has to start with you. If you're waiting for ... Tue, 11 May 2010 16:01:27 EST ***DAILY FITNESS CHALLENGE*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x34040453 We will try this! So far only a few have said they'd like to try it! If more want to try, then that's AWESOME! Either way, we will see how this runs.... <BR> <BR> Here is your first challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <BR> <BR> ~ Back Extensions ~ <BR> See Demo - <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?ID=147&from=fitness </link> <BR> Try for - 30 of these - 2 sets of 15 ... Mon, 10 May 2010 12:58:49 EST ***5/10/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34040079 Since nobody answered this one the other day, I've decided to ask it again. :) <BR> <BR> *************************** <BR> <BR> READ ARTICLE - <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>wellness_articles.asp?id=473 </link> <BR> <BR> IS WEIGHT LOSS STRESSING YOU OUT? Mon, 10 May 2010 12:43:27 EST ***5/9/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34023754 With it being Mother's Day today, I wanted to ask this. <BR> <BR> How does/did your mom support your weight loss, health/fitness journey? <BR> <BR> If she doesn't/didn't, how does THAT help you? <BR> <BR> ***************************** <BR> <BR> P.S. <BR> Sorry this is so late in the afternoon/evening! Sun, 9 May 2010 18:47:04 EST HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34018253 I just wanted to wish all you Mother's out there a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Sun, 9 May 2010 12:31:58 EST ***A- Z OF PARKS/RE CREATION IN FRESNO/CLOVIS*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34005497 I thought this might be fun to do, let's list A-Z of different PARKS/RECREATION areas we all like to go to. <BR> <BR> You can only list 1 thing for each letter, once we reach Z, we'll start all over with new ones. <BR> <BR> COPY & PASTE: <BR> <BR> A - <BR> B - <BR> C - <BR> D - <BR> E - <BR> F - <BR> G - <BR> H - <BR> I - <BR> J - <BR> K - <BR> L - <BR> M - <BR> N - <BR> O - <BR> P - <BR> Q - <BR> R - <BR> S - <BR> T - <BR> U - <BR> V - <BR> W - <BR> X - <BR> Y - <BR> Z - <BR> <BR> Whoeve... Sat, 8 May 2010 19:02:05 EST ***A-Z of FUN & ENTERTAINMENT IN FRESNO/C OVIS!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34005449 I thought this might be fun to do, let's list A-Z of different things that we all like to do for FUN & ENTERTAINMENT. <BR> <BR> You can only list 1 thing, once we reach Z, we'll start all over with new things. <BR> <BR> COPY & PASTE: <BR> <BR> A - <BR> B - <BR> C - <BR> D - <BR> E - <BR> F - <BR> G - <BR> H - <BR> I - <BR> J - <BR> K - <BR> L - <BR> M - <BR> N - <BR> O - <BR> P - <BR> Q - <BR> R - <BR> S - <BR> T - <BR> U - <BR> V - <BR> W - <BR> X - <BR> Y - <BR> Z - <BR> <BR> Whoever ge... Sat, 8 May 2010 18:59:04 EST ***5/8/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x34001473 READ ARTICLE - <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>wellness_articles.asp?id=473 </link> <BR> <BR> IS WEIGHT LOSS STRESSING YOU OUT? Sat, 8 May 2010 14:31:14 EST Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33981816 Would you all like to have a daily challenge, for exercise? <BR> <BR> Let me know what you think and I will see what I/we can do. If everyone likes the idea we can start posting a new challenge each day. Fri, 7 May 2010 14:12:33 EST ***5/7/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33979740 DO YOU SUFFER FROM DIET RAGE? <BR> ARTICLE – READ THIS ARTICLE BEFORE YOU ANSWER - <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>motivation_articles.asp?id=346 </link> <BR> Fri, 7 May 2010 12:32:30 EST New and learning the ropes of SparkPeople.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10127x33955660 Hello ya'll. I am a 37 year old mommy of 3 kids. I have a wonderful hubby of almost 9 years and have just been feeling heavy, out of shape and wanting a change. I am looking to change my life and feel the best I can. I recenlty started back at water aerobics at GB3 and love it. I am looking for Fresno friends to help me, motivate me and be a part of my life.. :) If you have any tidbits, words of wisdom or motivation... I am ready to hear it all!! Have a great month... sparkpeople! Thu, 6 May 2010 12:34:38 EST ***5/6/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33955635 HOW LONG WAS IT BEFORE YOU STARTED SEEING RESULTS (I.E. ON THE SCALES, WITH YOUR BODY, WITH YOUR CLOTHES, ETC)? Thu, 6 May 2010 12:33:27 EST ***5/5/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33933023 WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO MAKE LIFESTYLE CHANGES AND LOSE WEIGHT? Wed, 5 May 2010 14:05:08 EST ***MAY LOOW CHALLENGE - PLAN B*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x33929726 I'm sorry it's late getting this posted! But here it is! <BR> <BR> *************************** <BR> <BR> LOOW (Last One Out Wins) Challenge - Plan B: will be starting May 10th. <BR> <BR> This challenge is a little different than the LOOW Plan A challenge. The goal for this one is to help us make these life changing steps, NOT A DIET, into HABITS!! Every other week we will be concentrating on 3-4 different healthy habits. At the end of the month all those who have been able to stay in the ... Wed, 5 May 2010 11:46:32 EST ***MAY LOOW CHALLENGE - PLAN A*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x33929571 I'm sorry this is late getting it posted, I don't know why I didn't think of just snagging this from the old challenge sooner, lol! Anyway here it is! <BR> <BR> *********************** <BR> <BR> LOOW (Last One Out Wins) Challenge - Plan A: will be starting February 1st. <BR> <BR> The goal for this challenge is either lose LBS (of course) or keep your weight the same. At the end of the month all those who have been able to stay in the challenge will receive goodies from administration. <B... Wed, 5 May 2010 11:41:25 EST ***5/4/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33895460 Q – DO YOU WORKOUT WITH MUSIC? WHAT’S THE BEST WORKOUT MUSIC YOU’VE COME ACROSS? Tue, 4 May 2010 02:14:59 EST ***5/3/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33876671 QUOTE - Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you're the man who made them. <BR> - Frank Tyger <BR> <BR> Q – ARE YOU YOUR OWN OBSTACLE? <BR> <BR> Are you trying to stick to a fitness plan, improve a relationship, eliminate fast food from your diet, or be a better parent? Whatever your goal, was there a time when you thought you couldn't do it? This is a natural reaction when things get tough. It's easier to find ways to justify your actions than to get over the hurdle.... Mon, 3 May 2010 11:57:08 EST ***5/2/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33853263 We all have talents, whether big or small, do we put those talents to good use? <BR> <BR> WHAT TALENTS DO YOU HAVE? DO YOU THINK YOUR TEAM CAN <BR> BENEFIT FROM THOSE TALENTS? Sun, 2 May 2010 12:55:38 EST ***5/1/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33837492 We all have that one person that can tell us anything. <BR> <BR> Who is that person in your life? <BR> <BR> Take a minute and call them or write them a quick note letting them know that you appreciate their honesty and support. Sat, 1 May 2010 16:51:30 EST ***MAY'S BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x33837335 <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> ****PLEASE DO NOT POST QUESTIONS IN HERE, THIS THREAD IS ONLY FOR THE CHALLENGE!!!! TY**** <BR> <BR> ************************** <BR> <BR> BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE – NO $ INVOLVED! <BR> <BR> Ok team, it's time to get some serious losing going. The rules are similar to the LAST ONE OUT WINS CHALLENGE and are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1) If you are new to the team you must have a Spark Page already set up and you must formally introduce yourself to the team using the ap... Sat, 1 May 2010 16:38:27 EST ***Got Any Suggestions?*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x33837018 Do you have any suggestions for future challenges? PLEASE feel free to post your suggestion here in this thread! We welcome ALL suggestions and will take them into consideration. <BR> <BR> <BR> COPY & PASTE IF YOU HAVE A SUGGESTION (NOTE: PLEASE KEEP ALL OF THIS INTACT, TO HELP SAVE ANY CONFUSION!) ONCE YOU PASTE, ADD YOUR SUGGESTION TO THE LIST! <BR> <BR> SUGGESTIONS LIST: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. Sat, 1 May 2010 16:17:46 EST ***MAY CHALLENGES SIGNUPS!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7952x10127x33816284 <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> OK, so Anna & I were talking about the challenges. It looks like we're gonna run the BLC & LOOW A & B challenges again. You have till Sunday 12 midnight to sign up! So come on <BR> <BR> Now I wanna see who all is going to PARTICIPATE or at least TRY! <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> Copy & Paste the following (NOTE: PLEASE KEEP ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INTACT, TO MAKE I... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:44:37 EST ***4/30/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33813338 Q – WHAT & HOW MANY OF YOUR BIG CLOTHES DO YOU KEEP? DO YOU KEEP THEM FOR MOTIVATION? Fri, 30 Apr 2010 13:19:01 EST ***4/29/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33779798 Q – DOES YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER REFUSE TO EAT HEALTHY? Thu, 29 Apr 2010 02:17:16 EST ***4/28/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33762482 A LETTER TO YOUR BODY – <BR> <BR> Q – IF YOU WROTE A LETTER TO YOUR BODY, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF WRITING A LETTER TO YOUR BODY? Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:36:18 EST I need a work out buddy.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33753789 Does anyone have a membership to GB3? I have been having a hard time going and if I had a work out buddy that I had to meet I would be more consistent. I also want to try some of the classes but I am a scardy cat to go by myself... <BR> Let me know if anyone is interested Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:15:26 EST ***4/27/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33737969 As we go through this journey with exercise and eating right, we may notice our bodies changing in different ways. <BR> <BR> Q – HOW IS YOUR BODY CHANGING? Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:59:07 EST ***May 2010 MEET & GREET*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33711435 OK, So I know this is a little early, but I thought well, what they hey, it might be best to start discussing the details, so that we can come to a decision and set it up, hopefully very soon. <BR> <BR> Ok, my first question is, what days work best for everyone? <BR> <BR> Copy this list and paste into your reply, let us know exactly what days work best for YOU. I believe this will help in deciding for a day. <BR> <BR> Monday - <BR> Tuesday - <BR> Wednesday - <BR> Thursday - <BR> Friday - <... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 12:31:50 EST ***4/25/10 - QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10127x33710547 Q – DO YOU HAVE A CHOCOLATE ADDICTION? HOW DO YOU HANDLE IT? Mon, 26 Apr 2010 12:04:26 EST