SparkPeople SparkColumbus- the Official Team Team Messageboard This is a team for members in Columbus Ohio and surrounding areas. SparkPeople SparkColumbus- the Official Team Team Messageboard Is anybody out there? Hello! <BR> I retired after 42 years and spent the first week napping. When I woke up to the fact that I had regained more weight than I care to admit, I did a restart and wiped out all my past tracking information. So far I have lost 4 pounds and feel pretty good. I remember enjoying the support of spark friends but when I looked around in all my old haunts, I found only posts that were months and sometimes years old. Is anybody still here? <BR> It said to introduce myself here but I 'm no... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 13:29:24 EST Back in the Buckeye State! Let's do this! Looks like this has been a quiet team lately, but hopefully there are still some folks out here! <BR> <BR> I great up in C-bus, moved away for college, moved yet farther away for work overseas, and have finally come back to my hometown for a while. A back injury several years ago caused me to put on weight and get quite out of shape. I've been studying a lot in order to create and work my own recover plan (doctors wanted stero ids and surgery) and am seeing the weight come off and the back... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 06:13:26 EST Update I am going good on weight loss but stressed out due to school. I've worked out 2x this week and lost 4 lbs in the last 2 weeks. <em>521</em> Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:37:29 EST Challenge: October 2 - October 9 ... weights Not lifting? Try it. Soup cans and milk jugs work well it home :0) <BR> <BR> Already lifting? Aim for a personal record or a new machine/ program. Sun, 2 Oct 2016 23:30:01 EST Challenge: September 25 - October 2 Cardio Lets get those hearts pumping! Change up what you do or go longer and harder. keep us posted. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:34:47 EST Challenge: September 18 - September 25 water Weather is cooling off. <BR> Are you still drinking eight glasses a day? <BR> <BR> Make your water goals this week. <BR> Share here :0) Sun, 18 Sep 2016 01:42:40 EST Challenge: September 11 - September 18. Remember Share a little about yourself and that day fifteen years ago. <BR> It can be where you were, your family, how your life changed after, anything. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 03:45:54 EST Challenge: September 4 - 11 Labor Day It's picnic time. It's football time. It's cooler weather comfort food time. How are you planning for better choices? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Full article at<BR>ry Sun, 4 Sep 2016 11:47:59 EST Challenge: August 29 - September 4 ... Goal Update Changing of the month means time to check our goals. <BR> <BR> Did you reach your goals for August? <BR> What are your goals for September? <BR> <BR> These can be fitness, nutrition, weight or other personal. <BR> Any and all goals are welcome. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:40:53 EST Challenge:. August 21 - August 29 ... Donate This week's challenge is to donate time, goods or money above what you already do. <BR> <BR> Go visit a nursing home. <BR> A few canned goods for soup kitchen. <BR> Clean out a closet and give some items to shelter. <BR> <BR> <BR> Other ideas, please share! Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:51:57 EST Challenge: August 14 - August 21 ... Rainy Days Looks like we might actually have some rainy days this summer. Good time to change up fitness. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Do something new or different every day this week. <BR> <BR> Go to library and check out some workout videos to try. <BR> <BR> Looks up a Spark workout and try it. <BR> <BR> Dust off an old routine. <BR> <BR> Get out and dance in the rain. <BR> <BR> Go jump in the puddles. <BR> ... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:55:07 EST Challenge: Aug 1 - Aug 8 ... Motivation What gets you going? <BR> What's your reason for your goals? <BR> Share daily quotes of motivation. <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 03:30:31 EST Challenge: July 25 - July 31 ... Give Me Ten! Ten pushups, burpees, jumping jacks, squats, <BR> Ten minutes of walking, leg lifts, meal planning or even sleep <BR> <BR> Do ten extra of what what you ready do or mix in ten of something new! <BR> <BR> Share what you did and how you made the time for it! Have more ideas, share. Maybe will be just what someone needs! <BR> <BR> Let's finish this month strong! <BR> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:40:56 EST Challenge: July 19 - July 25 ... Start your Day! This week we will focus on the start of our day, breakfast. We've all read how eating a healthy balanced breakfast jump starts our bodies to remain healthy all day long. <BR> <BR> Share what you've eaten, post the recipes too. <BR> You can even share pictures if you'd like. <BR> <BR> <em>490</em> <em>487</em> <em>467</em> <em>481</em> <em>474</em> <em>469</em> <em>4</em> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 23:22:32 EST Challenge:. July 10 - July 18 Team Up! Explore team SparkColumbus and participate in something new. <BR> - visit blog of a team member <BR> - leave a comment on a new team members SparkPage <BR> - make a new friend <BR> - start a new topic <BR> - share a photo <BR> <BR> Let's team up, get involved and encourage others too! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 01:02:01 EST Challenge:. July 3 - July 10. Let's Drink! <em>91</em> let's drink WATER <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Tell us what your goal is and how many cups of actually drank. <em>387</em> <BR> <BR> Share any tips you have for reaching daily water goals. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Below are a couple articles I found to help us with this goal! Cheers <em>274</em> <BR> <BR><BR>ition_articles.asp?id=54 <BR> <BR><BR>ition_articles.asp?id=1014 Sun, 3 Jul 2016 23:22:12 EST Team Points Please share your red flag team points here :0) <BR> Below are some screen shots of where this us done on your Spark Start Page. I wonder how many points we can get! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 22:35:53 EST Challenge: June 19 - July 2 Fruits and Veggies <BR> <BR> Eat them and share them <em>551</em> <em>491</em> <BR> <BR> Get your 4 - 5 servings (or how ever many you enjoy). <BR> Reply to this topic and share what you ate. Use pictures, emoticons or just good old fashioned words. If something was especially yummy tell us how it was prepared. I look forward to farm markets to get super fresh produce, how about you? <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> <em>277</em> <em>291</em> <em>265</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 22:18:15 EST Challenge: June 13 - June 18 SOCIAL: I challenge you to email (send a private message) me every day I don't post this week. <BR> <BR> NUTRITION: I challenge you to 6 - 8 cups of water a day. <BR> <BR> FITNESS: I challenge you to 30 minutes a day. Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:07:15 EST First Saturday of June This is the first Saturday of June and for me that means taking fitness measurements besides just the scale. So the results are as follows: <BR> <BR> Dates: 05/03/2016 - 06/04/2016 <BR> Waist: 48.5 - 44 / Dropped 4.5 inches from my gut! <BR> Hips: 44 - 42 / Dropped 2 inches from my butt! <BR> Thigh: 23.5 - 23 / Dropped .5 inch from my upper leg! <BR> Bicep: 13 - 13 / No change even though my arms are stronger now than they were <BR> Energy: 1 - 4 / My energy level is WAY higher now than when... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 22:24:27 EST Challenge: May 31 - June 5 I challenge everyone to chat and share this week. <BR> <BR> Challenge 1: Stop by a fellow team members page and say hello, share something about the team, about yourself. Visit at least once this week, aim for every day! <BR> <BR> Challenge 2: Post to a team forum at least once this week, aim for every day! <BR> <BR> Challenge 3: Post on this topic to tell us how you are doing on challenge one and two :0) Tue, 31 May 2016 02:57:15 EST Valleyview no web page found, if you have one please share, thank you Tue, 31 May 2016 02:21:29 EST Urbancrest <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 02:18:08 EST Riverlea <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 02:08:26 EST Obetz <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 02:03:59 EST Minerva Park <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 02:00:09 EST Marble Cliff <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 01:56:37 EST Lockbourne <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 01:52:21 EST Harrisburg no link available, if you have one please share, thank you Tue, 31 May 2016 01:45:48 EST Groveport <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 01:42:20 EST Brice <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 01:34:09 EST Brice <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 01:30:34 EST Washington <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 01:21:03 EST Truro <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 01:15:56 EST Sharon <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 01:13:26 EST Prairie <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 01:07:16 EST Pleasant no link found at this time, if you have one please share, thank you Tue, 31 May 2016 01:04:25 EST Plain <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 01:01:39 EST Perry <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 00:58:14 EST Norwich <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 00:43:30 EST Mifflin web link is not valid - if have one please share it, thank you Tue, 31 May 2016 00:39:42 EST Madison <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 00:33:34 EST Jefferson <link> </link> Tue, 31 May 2016 00:15:49 EST Jackson <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 23:38:54 EST Hamilton <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 23:32:20 EST Franklin <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 23:27:14 EST Clinton <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 23:23:03 EST Brown <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 23:11:42 EST Blendon <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 23:09:39 EST Worthington <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:56:00 EST Whitehall <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:54:00 EST Westerville <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:51:34 EST Upper Arlington <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:48:28 EST Reynoldsburg <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:43:35 EST Pickerington <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:39:33 EST New Albany <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:34:51 EST Hilliard <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:32:58 EST Grove City <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:29:23 EST Grandview Heights <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:26:09 EST Gahanna <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:23:34 EST Dublin <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:19:31 EST Columbus <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:17:41 EST Canal Winchester <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:15:11 EST Bexley <link> </link> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:12:56 EST The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium I have a membership to the zoo with a plus one. I try to go to the zoo once a week to not only see the animals, but to get some walking done. My route through the zoo is about 6.5 miles and racks up over 11,500 steps! The plus one on my membership means that I can get someone else into the zoo with me for free. Right now I'm unemployed, so I can go on just about any day, but when I start back to work (hopefully in the next week or two), I will be restricted to weekends. If anyone is intereste... Mon, 30 May 2016 12:22:22 EST Third Time's The Charm So this is my third attempt to live a healthier lifestyle using SparkPeople. When I use it, it really helps, but then I tend to stop using it and fall back into old habits. <BR> <BR> I'm starting at 250 pounds and want to lose 50 pounds by the end of October. Other goals include reducing my triglyceride levels and glucose levels. I have type 2 diabetes and my A1C is currently at 8.6. Sun, 15 May 2016 10:30:17 EST Feeling Sad that I gained most of my weight I lost Hi my name is Rocita Martinez, <BR> <BR> I am looking for a program that does not require me to pay before they can give me any information up front. I am also looking for a workout program that will not aggravate my back, knees, and ankles. I want to loss 50 lbs and maintain from that point. I started September 2014 to April 2015 got down to 220 lbs. drank no sodas, ate no cookies, chips, or candy watched what I ate and how late I ate. Had shoulder surgery 4/14/15 and was on medical leave f... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:46:55 EST Exercise parks in Columbus, Ohio? Hello. I am new to Columbus and have been looking for an exercise park in Columbus. Needless to say I have been pretty unsuccessful. I am looking for a park that has stations for pull ups, push ups, and dips. If anyone knows of a park like this in Columbus (preferably close to Gahanna/43230), please let me know. <BR> <BR> Thank you so much. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:35:39 EST Greetings Greetings, <BR> <BR> My name is MoZaic Star and it's nice to meet you all. I live in Old Town East and will be looking for someone to walk with in the neighborhood, Franklin or Wolfe Park. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:08:37 EST Hi everyone Hi everyone. I'm not really new here just never talked in the community. I'm starting a weight loss/muscle building thing. Mostly cause of how little movement i have now . I have one of those desk jobs and at home i sit a lot too so yeah haha. Anyway friendly HI Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:08:14 EST Hello Everyone! I am Christine . I have been on a diet off and on since I was 11 or 12 years old. I stopped when I was pregnant with my oldest as I wanted to focus on being healthy and not be fearful of weight gain. I have gained so much and I don't want to have the obsession I had in the past with diet and exercise. I am committing today to keep the Spark journal, to try to stay within the calorie limits, drink more water, and exercise more regularly. I actually like walking and hiking. I need more en... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 14:48:30 EST Hi Columbus! Hi everyone, I'm Maria! I'm in the Merion Village/German Village area of Columbus, if anyone ever wants to meet up in the area for a walk, bike ride, go to the park, etc. <BR> <BR> I'm 26, married, and I have a 6-month-old son, so it would be awesome to meet another new parent trying to get fit, but I like people who don't have kids, too! My interests are baking, photography, reading (I lead a local book club), and video games. My husband is really into biking, so I'd love to get better at t... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:59:24 EST Hello all............ Just joined today and want to say "Hello" to everyone and also "Happy Losing". I have the equipment and determination to drop 20 - 30 pounds before going back to my seasonal job in April. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 17:18:24 EST Need Support & Help Hello all, My name is Brian, and I suck at keeping weight off. Quick History... <BR> <BR> Bad back since 22ish. <BR> Lost almost 100lbs three times and 60 lbs once after that. <BR> Everytime I lose weight my back goes out. <BR> Had surgery 5 years ago, disectomy on L4/L5. 3 years of pain free, and lost 60lbs... Then i had to go and wash my toes in the shower, and pop.... <BR> <BR> So now, i am at 300ish lbs and feel like an A$$. I know how to do this, but it seems I have lost my mojo...... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:03:09 EST Hello everyone New to this group, but not new to sparkpeople. I've been on the diet rollercoaster several times in my life. I am very much lacking in motivation, which is very important to someone like me who has so much to lose. I don't live in Columbus, but live on Newark. I travel to Columbus M-F for work. Hope to meet some new people here. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 22:12:32 EST Hello everyone! Hello everyone. My name is Katie and I will be 21 at the end of the summer. I am currently in college studying to be a teacher and I really want to be a good example for my future students. I have been overweight my whole life, and I have always hated being the biggest kid in the class. I am currently about 260 pounds and have been for about the past 4 years. I have tried to start different workout plans but I never stick with them. I really want to start getting in shape and I want to lead a... Mon, 26 May 2014 23:55:04 EST Returning to Cbus for summer and fall Hey <BR> <BR> I will be back in Columbus this summer and fall, assisting my eldest in her entry to college. <BR> <BR> I normally live and work in Taiwan. I look forward to returning to Columbus. But Columbus has to rank up there in the fast food cities. Any suggestions on Healthy, cheap places to eat. I will be in the Upper Arlington area. <BR> <BR> Tim Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:54:12 EST Great to Find This Community! Hi everybody! I am really interested in communication with others who have low thyroid function and who are treating it through diet and exercise rather than drugs. I eat very healthy-- no gluten, no sugar, no dairy - and exercise every day. But I can not lose the 30-plus pound I have gained over the last 5 years! Know I need to give up some of the healthy foods I love, and replace with ones that are good for my thyroid. Need tips and recipes, etc. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:48:22 EST New member Hi!! I'm new here. I found Spark through Google. I'm quite happy I landed here. Any suggestions? I laughed when I saw the goal to not eat food in front of the computer or TV. I'm very bad at eating in front of the computer. I hope to lose 30 pounds. I'm born and raised here in Columbus. I'm a college student. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:26:32 EST Hello Everybody I have rejoined spark people and this time I'm determined to stick to it. My best friend and I are planning a trip to Miami in October to celebrate our birthdays, she's turning 40 and I'm turning 39. Just want to live a healthy life style, lose 26 pounds, and look good in that bikini I plan to wear :). I'm interested in joining any group that goes walking on the weekends. Can't wait to get started. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 01:28:01 EST The Olentangy Trail Is the Olentangy Trail safe to go on alone? Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:02:28 EST Another returnee! Hello! I've been away for some time and have found my way back to you lovely people. I spent the last six months on a massive downward spiral. I had something trigger some suppressed trauma, my depression spiked worse than it has ever been, and then I got pushed out of my job after the new year. I've spent 2014 playing "find the right combination of antidepressants!" In the past week or two I seem to have started leveling out and finding my capacity for productive activity again. I've begun l... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:58:43 EST Hello Hello!! I am turning the big 3-0 this year and making several changes in my life and needed some motivation through all of this! I have always been into health and fitness and am currently back in school to become a personal trainer which I have wanted to do for ten years! I was in the Air Force but was medically discharged in 2009. I bounced back pretty quick after an extensive hip surgery and am now more fit than ever! My main goals for my fitness are to build more muscle. I do, howev... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:00:08 EST Allow me to Introduce .. me Hi everyone I am new to Spark people and am trying hard to get into the swing of things , I am so excited that spring is coming and I will be able to get out of this house ( and the snow boots and gloves and hats and coat lol) and walk and get some sunshine ... I cant wait ... we want spring <em>249</em> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:46:18 EST Hiya I'm new to the group and very unique with my challenges- I have MS and cannot get hot or run. When I was first diagnosed my left side was paralyzed, then to make matters worse 8 years later I broke my right ankle, I can't even jump, but I can move, so I am trying to do more of that in general along with 3X's a day for at least 10 minutes each time! I also have a high tolerance for exercise, all my docs are amazed at my strength, so I fight with my tendency to not push myself. Oddly one of ... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:26:13 EST Hello all.. I too have been at SP for a while. Didn't join the Columbus team. Close to home would have made it too real. Isn't that silly?? Ha! Well, I'm here now. I've gotten serious about my weight loss. See you guys around. <BR> <em>67</em> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:03:37 EST Howdy All I'm new to this team. I've been on Spark People for about 6 months and while this is the longest I've been losing weight consistently, I beginning to fear that now I'll start slacking off. So I'm joining this team for the motivation and to meet other Buckeyes with the same goal of getting healthier. Thanks! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:11:54 EST Returning to SP after 2 years Hey there Columbus! I re-started SP January 2, 2014. I had such success the last time I used SP and upon returning I have lost 14lbs so far this year. I LOVE SP!! It is a great tool to put yourself in control of your life (especially when you are a working mother of 3 kids!). I live in Westerville, so if there is anyone who would like to meet to walk or run, let me know!! Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:38:43 EST Chocolate 5K - Cincinnati<BR>-cincinnati-oh/ <BR> <BR> The Chocolate 5K is on March 23, 2014. So, I've swore off chocolate until the race and committed to a 5 wk, walk/jog Sparkpeople program. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else interested in this? We could carpool? Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:01:39 EST help hi everyone, having hard time getting started. i have a need to get healthy Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:19:28 EST New member - Hi Columbus!! Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm new to 'SparkPeople' - looking forward to chatting with you and sharing like minded conversation on this journey to loose weight and KEEP it off in 2014! <BR> <BR> This being the first day of my 'GROUP' weight loss journey with SPARK, please see that my hand is extended in 'internet' friendship and will respectfully/sincerely reply when needed. <BR> <BR> Any helpful tips regarding weight loss, diet and exercise will be greatly appreciated Sun, 26 Jan 2014 14:24:37 EST I'm Ready for A Change Hello Everyone! My name is Priscilla. I am overweight, I am tired and I need a change. When I signed up for this site, once I got in, I was very intimidated and overwhelmed. It is far more exciting looking than I expected. But I am like a fish in water. I am currently, diabetic, overweight, with high BP. Low Cholesterol but still had a heart attack at 36 and an Angioplasty at 38. For a young African American female that starts a host of other illnesses that could occur and I want to b... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:41:29 EST Amanda Hello I am Amanda and I have been on spark people before but I never stuck with it but this time I am determined to do it! I started a new profile to start fresh and get my goals and everything I want down. Please add me as a friend and I will return the favor as well. I like to see what others are doing and how they are doing. You help motivate me and I hope I can do the same in return! Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:33:01 EST Getting back on track in Grove City My name is Stan. I live and work in Grove City. I love to exercise. Bicycling is my favorite. I rode over 1500 miles this year including a 5 day trip from the Ohio River in Cincinnati to Lake Erie in Cleveland in September with 7 other riders. I was the only fat guy on the trip but I made it! <BR> <BR> Along with loving to exercise and ride, I also have this evil love for food that is not good for me. I am trying to eat healthier along with my exercise to lose 70 pounds. <BR> <BR> Looking f... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 09:57:22 EST Greetings from Briggsdale! Hi there, I'm a 53 year old wife, mother and grandmother, a SAHM with an autistic grandson who I've raised all his life. I was born in Waverly and lived in GC and the SW side of Columbus since I was 3. I've lived here in Briggsdale for 17 years and love it, there's a creek with a nice corridor behind our house and in the summer when the leaves are out you can't see the neighbors behind us and it feels like we live out in the country. I like daffodils, mini hostas, hybridizing daylilies and... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 09:46:34 EST Is Anyone Out There I'm just wondering if this team still active? I noticed that there doesn't seem to be a lot of people posting anything. And there is a message about needing a new team leader because the current one hasn't been active in at least 60 days. <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:21:06 EST Is this the way to the bar? Just kidding, <BR> <BR> Hi! I'm Ali. I am just starting off this weight loss journey. I would love any support or comment to help me stay consistent and I'd love to give support in return. I have over 100 pounds to lose and I am determined to lose it. <BR> <BR> Sparkfriends wanted and appreciated!!! <BR> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 10:27:22 EST Transplanted to Delaware Lisa here. I moved to Ohio to further my education, and decided to restart my fitness efforts along with this new start to my life! Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:20:43 EST Hello from Grove City Hello SparkColumbus! My name is William. I live and work in Grove City. I have 80.5 pounds to lose. I'm taking numerous small steps to move toward this goal and to live a lifestyle that is both physically and mentally healthy. Wed, 2 Oct 2013 21:25:35 EST New Kid On the Block Hi. Just left doctors, and drinking my health shake. He says I'm good to go to take this weight off. I've been needing to lose this weight for a while (years...LOL). Glad to see I have good company. I have a first time publishing deal and I just want to have the energy to keep up, look good, and get 'me' back. So, I have a 100 reasons to be here. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:45:50 EST Hello there Hi guys! I'm new to the spark people community a little about me I'm 24 years old on my first and last weight loss journey working on losing 100 lbs. Pretty hefty goal but I'm determined. I joined for some support in my goal I don't get much of it at home so I'm looking for some friends with similar goals/interest :) Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:33:40 EST What am I doing? Hello everyone! I'm welpatt2. I Love this place. The help and support here is amazing. I am just learning how to find my way around the site. I hope to be reading and posting very soon. So far I've lost 2# and I'm happy about that. Before I would have been upset, but learning to eat healthy is rewarding because I know it will last a lifetime. What am I doing? I'm getting involved and changing my life! Sun, 8 Sep 2013 09:32:18 EST Regrouping Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I joined this team a year ago. Never visited it. Never set goals. Let Sparkpeople slip out of my habits. <BR> <BR> Then about 6 weeks ago I recommitted to SP, actually decided to track my eating (never, ever could honestly track for more than 1 or 2 days before....denial?). While I haven't been perfect in my eating, I have tracked with honesty and hoo boy has this caused me to change some thinking. Have I dropped a lot in those 6 weeks....meh. <BR> <BR> S... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:30:10 EST Learning to reach out for support I've really been doing well on my new eating and exercising plan for the past month (which is pretty much a record), but I know that to keep going I'm going to have to reach out for support, so here I am. My ultimate goal is to be in "much better shape" when I go to Cancun in February. In the meantime, I'm getting use to keeping track of my food. Next, menu planning. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:39:02 EST Looking for Exercise/Gym Partner I live in north Columbus between Worthington & Westerville. I go to California Fitness on 161 & Karl. I need a buddy to meet up with at the gym for motivation and support. Also to exercise/walk with at the park or a pool to swim. I work full time days so I am looking to meet up evenings and weekends. Anyone interested? I am struggling and want to help someone else as much as they might help me. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:39:10 EST woohoo I did it!! Hello everyone, I am new & in need of some motivation.. I am scared I do have to admit. So please anyone that can keep me motivated & help me to finish my ultimate goal is welcomed in my life..I am hoping I can be of any inspiration to you as well. Thank You for all your support TinyCC Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:35:11 EST Call me anything but Christina and late for dinner Hello my name is Katrina Rae Porter and I am a forty-one soon to be forty-two year female from Columbus, Ohio. <BR> <BR> I have been a member of SparkPeople for several years now and the first time around I was very active on the boards. I tracked my food intake, my exercise and everything else you could do on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Then life happened and I stopped doing everything. <BR> <BR> I have been hanging out on SparkPeople since the beginning of March 2013 and it is now that I ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 10:33:35 EST Motivation needed! Hi, this is my first time posting and had no idea a site like this existed - my I'm glad it does! I was recently diagnosed but I am not doing as well in taking care of myself as I thought I would. I need motivation! Thank you! Thu, 1 Aug 2013 00:19:50 EST Introduction Hi, my name is Pat and I live in Hilliard. I am married and retired from Nationwide after 38 years. I watch my 2 grandsons, age 6 years and 4 months. I go to the Hilliard Senior Center 4 times a week for zumba classes. I have lost 40 pounds so far with sparks. Pat Mon, 1 Jul 2013 01:45:56 EST Fun things to do around town There is a large quilt show (National Quilting Association) at the Convention Center from Thurs-Sunday. Friday night there is an auction free to the public. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:26:54 EST The Big Restart I am restarting after a less than motivated winter. I have tracked a few walking routes around my neighborhood, so I have some different things to look at through the week. I also increased the amount of green leafy veggies in my garden this year and didn't plant potatoes. I am hoping to find upbeat support and enjoy the summer, while slimming down. Fri, 24 May 2013 10:28:28 EST Tai Chi (T'ai Chi) Hi All! <BR> I am looking to take T'ai Chi classes in the Columbus area (I live in Gahanna, but I'm willing to travel around). Does anyone know of a good, quality place to take tai chi? Tue, 7 May 2013 22:06:11 EST Free Exercise Options around Town<BR>fitness-classes/ <BR> <BR> Bootcamp, Mondays, 5:30pm-6:30pm <BR> Session 1: May 6 through June 10 (excluding May 27) <BR> Session 2: July 29 through September 23 (excluding September 2) <BR> <BR> CrossFit, Tuesdays, 6:30am-7:30am <BR> Session 1: May 7 through June 11 <BR> Session 2: July 30 through September 24 <BR> <BR> Kickboxing, Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm <BR> Session 1: May 8 through June 5 <BR> Session 2: July 31 through September 25 (e... Tue, 7 May 2013 06:25:43 EST Square Dance Square Dancing - 4 halls! <BR> <BR> Aladdin Shrine Conference Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43219. <BR> Dinner and entertainment by Mike Albert <BR> 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Evening Ceremony <BR> 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm All Halls Open <BR> 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm After Party <BR> Saturday Only $30.00 <BR> Age 18 & Under $20.00 <BR> Non-Dancing Guest Free <BR> Sat, 4 May 2013 16:25:50 EST hello Hello everyone. I am Anissa. I'm looking forward to this new journey and getting to know you. Thu, 2 May 2013 09:26:19 EST Free Yoga in the Park at Columbus Commons From their website: <BR> <BR> "Yoga, Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am <BR> Session 1: May 11 through June 8 <BR> Session 2: August 3 through September 28 <BR> Yoga is a Vinyasa Flow Yoga series with a mix of movement and breathing. Basic yoga poses and breathing techniques are blended together to create an invigorating workout that will leave you balanced and ready for a busy weekend. We suggest bringing your own mat, or you can enjoy the grass beneath your feet. Instructors: Kandi Shamblin & Lo... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:52:44 EST Outdoor Yoga at Franklin Park - April 6! If you'd like to partake of some gentle yoga in the great outdoors, I'm giving a yoga class at Franklin Park this Saturday, April 6. <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> We will meet in the Observatory parking lot at 11:45am, then scout out a place for our practice. You'll need a mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses and layered clothing (it may be cool, but heat up quick if we're in a sunny spot). <BR> <BR> Please send me a message if you're interested!! Wed, 3 Apr 2013 12:54:55 EST New commitment Hello everyone, <BR> I am currently in Reynoldsburg and this is my second time doing this. Last time I lost about 50 pounds and have reluctantly gained it all back. I am making a new commitment to loose that and more, for good. I have recently joined Planet Fitness in Pickerington and was looking for others there to form a support group. If interested please let me know. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:35:06 EST New Here Hi! I am a busy mom of an eight year old trying to help myself and family start having a more healthy lifestyle. I figure the best way to do so is to be a good role model, so here I am. Looking forward to "getting to know" everyone on here. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 23:38:41 EST Hello Everyone I just wanted to take a moment to say Hello from Groveport. I just signed up today so I am still learning how to navigate all of this. I am hoping that this will be a valuable tool and help aid my weight loss goals and give me a much needed support group. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 12:15:35 EST Hello all! My name is Otis J. Married with 2 boys - 7&4. I'm 2yrs away from 40. <BR> Goal is to lose about 35 lbs. Love lifting wts, and eating healthy (just beginning this one!) <BR> Dad died in '07 due to diabetes, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, I thik that was it. Anyway, then I weighed about 290 lbs. Since then I've lost about 35. So far, I like this group & site. Since then, I've been on a mission to not be the next one to die from these and any other debilitating diseases/conditions! No... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:59:57 EST I'm stuck! I've been losing weight pretty steadily, and now I've reached the infamous weight loss plateau... <BR> <BR> I've been reading up on it, and there seems to be a lot of conflicting information out there. I've tried eating a little more and eating a little less, varying my workout, etc. The scale won't budge. <BR> <BR> Now I've stopped my workouts completely out of frustration. However, I'm still eating healthy. So, I'm able to avoid gaining any back. I can keep up the healthy eating w... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:11:59 EST New to SparkPeop le/losing weight with Visalus Hi, my name is Janet. I live in the Worthington, Ohio area and I found out about SparkPeople from a friends post on Facebook. I am 54 years old and have lost 36 pounds on the Body by Vi Challenge since October. I have another 70-80 pounds to lose and thought this site could help to keep me motivated. I have some medical issues that are a current challenge. Bad knee (future knee replacement) and just recently found out I also have arthritis in my lower back, causing my latest problems. Hope to... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:55:32 EST I have been gone....but I'm back now I signed up ages ago (can't even remember when) but I am back now. Hopefully will keep working at weight loss until I have met my goal 4lbs down and 58lbs more to go!!!! Glad to have a team to talk to about weight loss and get support. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:35:46 EST Hey Hey y'all, <BR> <BR> I'm returning to Spark after a break. I originally joined Spark People while recovering from an eating disorder. The food tracker helped me monitor whether I was eating enough food. <BR> <BR> I am now fully recovered, and my metabolism was really affected by my illness. So, now I've got a few pounds to lose, which is hard for me to admit. <BR> <BR> I briefly tried weight watchers, and quickly realized that their policy about free fruit is silly. You've got to ac... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 09:57:49 EST Jan 30- H20 On this rainy day, be sure to get your water in! Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:03:24 EST Hey Hi everyone! I was once a part of Spark Cincinnati but a few years have gone by and a couple of moves in between and here we are in Columbus. I'm looking to get back into shape and feel better about myself again. I'm hopeful to see results by using the tools SP has to offer but I've noticed it's not easy anymore now that I'm in my late 30's! Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:59:07 EST Heading to Cincinnati for the Flying Pig in May?? Are you planning on doing any of the events at The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon this year? Do you want to meet fellow Sparkpeople from all over who have come in for the race? <BR> <BR> Some of you may be aware of the group in Pittsburg that started organizing fellow Sparkpeople into a team for their local half-marathon JASR (Just A Short Run). Well THIS year, they've set their sites on Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon! Right now there are over 20 people, including several SparkPeople staf... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:31:28 EST Jan 23 Challenge- move it Get to moving today. 10 mintues, 80 minutes. Whatever you can. It's doing the work that counts! Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:02:25 EST Greetings... Hi! I'm Rebecca, and while I'm not new to SparkPeople, I've been away for a couple of years. New city, new profile, and I'm trying to make this work this time. A great many things are surrounding this, but I'm trying to slowly change my lifestyle. Looking forward to dealing with a positive community and relearning good habits that will prove to me that yes, I can do this overall goal. :) <BR> <BR> Rebecca Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:00:23 EST Hello Hello! I am at the very beginning of my weight loss journey. I am so tired of being embarrassed, disappointed and angry with myself! I am really excited about starting! I know I need to do this for myself. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:03:54 EST dealing with Sarcoidosis and weight gain Good afternoon everyone, hope everyone is doing well. Just wanted to start out saying that i have been doing sparkpeople since the first part of 2011 at witch that time i weighed 400lbs. I have a major back problem, so trying to lose weight was very hard to do. I started out alittle at a time of exercising, hurt like crazy but pushed it everyday. By the end of the year i was walking 4 miles every other day and swimming an hour aday. It still hurt like crazy but felt better and by the end of t... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:42:11 EST Jan 16 Chllenge- sleep This is a hard one for many of us but be sure to get good rest this evening! Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:51:39 EST January 15 Challenge- legs Get leg work in today. Squats, lunges, lifts, take your pick! Tue, 15 Jan 2013 08:13:33 EST January 14 Challenge- H20! Hey y'all! I'm back! I apologize for disappearing but I'm back (and married!). <BR> <BR> Today- we'll start simple, get that water in! Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:06:00 EST Supportive Bra shopping Hey gals, and guys if you have knowlege to share! I need a supportive bra in smaller sizes. The breastfeeding (over a decade ago!) and weight loss have left me in need of a REAL bra. No cute demi bras or pushups, no sports bras, just something that lifts me up to where I belong. All stores carry them for larger sizes, but I am not large. (anywhere between 32C and 36B depending on brand) I also can't afford $45 for one bra. Any ideas? Wed, 9 Jan 2013 11:25:20 EST FREE Hooping Class starts January 9! Columbus Parks & Rec is hosting a FREE hooping class on Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm, starting January 9th. <BR> <BR> It will be held at the Tuttle Rec Center (near OSU). <BR> <BR> To sign up, go here and click "online registration" on the left: <BR> <link><BR>id=26610 </link> <BR> or use the link below to go directly to the info for this class and to sign up: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> If anyone else says they are going, I will w... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:00:27 EST hello north columbus Hello my name is karen and I live up north and trying to lose at least 60pounds. Is there anybody that live near Hudson that needs a workout partner Tue, 8 Jan 2013 11:19:21 EST Renewed commitment Hello Columbus. Today I am starting my LAST recommitment to a healthy lifestyle. Im psyched and doing great so far but it's only 9:46am. WINK. <BR> Nancy Mon, 7 Jan 2013 09:46:16 EST Hello from Reynoldsburg I just joined and I really want this to work. It is a little confusing with all the stuff on the website but I will get through it. But I am really looking for someone in the community (Columbus or Reynoldsburg) that I can become diet buddies with, so we can talk and support each other through this and help each other out. Hope to hear from you. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 22:04:12 EST Metro Parks Winter Hikes The first hike was this morning. My friend and I did 5 miles-the 4 miles of trail plus an additional mile. The hikes are on Saturdays and Sundays at different parks around Columbus. <BR> <BR> Hikes are free, they have different lengths and hot chocolate/coffee/tea and some type of soup. <BR> Check them out! They are a lot of fun and a good way to get up and moving on cold mornings :) <BR> <BR> Links below are for the metro parks for more info <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Jan 2013 13:18:32 EST Looking for workout partners in worthington anyone interested in workout partner at worthington rec? I was wondering if there are any more guys out there like me that need someone to help push them thru a workout and hold them accountable and also need a little competition? I would like to lose anywhere between 20-40lbs. If i could do that i would then hope to have energy to run a few 5ks in the spring. <BR> anyone interested, let me know thanks Fri, 4 Jan 2013 18:26:05 EST Happy 2013! Hi everyone, <BR> I'm making my commitment public this time! I want to eat more mindfully and exercise consistently to stay active and healthy. I also want to train to run a half-marathon but want to lose weight to reduce the impact on my body. Here's to serious healthiness in 2013! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 13:36:32 EST Columbus native living in NC but moving back Hi all, thought I would join your group because I am a Columbus native living in North Carolina but will be moving back to Columbus in May or June. I want to drop some major weight before I move back home and for health reasons. At 51 I think I am too young to be so out of shape. I actually do like to exercise (but also love to eat) time is usually a factor. Just looking for some encouragement and a way to hold myself accountable for my goals . Happy New Year! Sun, 30 Dec 2012 15:19:04 EST just getting started hello i might need help to stay on track <em>249</em> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:03:25 EST Hello Everyone, First day on this journey of weight loss and a healthy life. Looking forward to getting to know you all. <BR> <BR> your fellow team member, Wes Thu, 6 Dec 2012 18:49:36 EST Produce... Does anyone in the Columbus area know where to find a really good selection of produce? Stuff you wouldn't find at Giant Eagle, Kroger or Walmart. I read about all kinds of stuff that sounds really yummy, but for the life of me, I can't figure out where to buy it! <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> Sun, 2 Dec 2012 10:40:17 EST Just moved here from Tennessee Hi! I'm new to the areas. We just moved to Ohio from Tennessee this past month and realized I need to get back on track. I haven't been on Spark People website in so long, I figured new city, new me got to pull out the tennis shoes and get back on track. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:44:59 EST New, from the Worthington area... My name is Cat. I'm 32 and live in the Worthington area. I would like to find a walking buddy, if anyone is interested. I'm in pretty bad shape and can't walk far or fast, but I'm improving! If I have any takers, let me know. <em>30</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:49:39 EST Hi from Lewis Center Hi, I'm Amber! I just joined today and I'm very excited to have found this website. It looks like an amazing tool to help with changing to a healthier life! <BR> <BR> I'm a 29 year old stay at home mom of two. I've been married for 8 years. I've been overweight my whole life and have spent countless hours, days, months, YEARS letting my excuses and past hurts keep me from getting rid of this FAT. <BR> <BR> Today is the day I let go of all the excuses and reasons why I "can't" and embrace th... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:35:22 EST New here and just moved back to Columbus :) Looking for some support and some new friends. I am feeling really isolated and I really need to get out. The holidays are really hard on me after dealing with infertility for 12 years and 3 miscarriages. It would be great to find someone in the area to hang out, workout, and just chat with. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting some of you! <BR> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:28:26 EST Zumbathon 11-17-12 I'm posting this last minute, there is a Zumbathon tomorrow for Hurricane Sandy Victims at Carriage Place Recreation Center 4900 Sawmille Rd. Columbus, OH from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm <BR> <BR> Join ZumbaColumbus and Inspire Fitness of Columbus as we ZUMBA to raise funds to help the victims in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. <BR> <BR> Minimum donation of $10, cash or checks made out to SALVATION ARMY DISASTER RELIEF - (HURRICANE SANDY) in the memo box. <BR> <BR> ZumbaColumbus and Ins... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:06:55 EST Hi, Everyone! Hello to SparkColumbus!! I kind of started on my own about 3 weeks ago, and I lost 7 pounds. I figured I could use the extra emotional support and wanted to track my food. I had heard someone talking about SparkPeople and thought I would give it a try. I really like it so far. I live off of Henderson Rd. and Dierker Rd. If anyone wants to walk with me at the park near the Upper Arlington Library, let me know! <BR> Thanks, and glad to be with you all! <BR> Melissa Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:58:08 EST Anyone workout at Urban Active? I'm looking for a workout buddy. I usually go to Powell and Grandview, but am near Polaris as well. Currently looking to lose fat and gain muscle. 21yr old female. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:42:15 EST Loving sparkpeople so far :) Hi I'm Kelly, 23 years old and trying to get back in shape! My friend Jan-Marie is a spark people success story and it made me want to try it out. so far it's great. my goal is to lose 30 pounds and get back in shape. I just graduated from ohio state and I love hiking and dancing. I am thinking of buying a puppy in the next few months. I also LOVE to travel. feel free to add me or message me. i could use the support! :) <BR> <BR> keep of the great work everyone!! Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:16:38 EST looking for a texting motivation partner downtown I am looking for a texing motivation partner. someone actually here in columbus that we can text each other to look or support and motivation. someone to walk this journey toguether. <BR> Female btwen 21-45 (I am 22 and married with no kids) that work in downtown prefered but not necesary. <BR> <BR> Please let me know if interesting. I don't have many friends in columbus and the ones I have are either very skinny or don't care about loosing weight. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 18:52:18 EST Hello I am new here I am new to this program. Trying to figure it out. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 15:50:35 EST Columbus Marathon - October 21 To the runners on the team... <BR> <BR> This year's Columbus Marathon is being sponsored by Nationwide Children's Hospital and each mile will have a child battling a number of illnesses as their Miracle Mile Child. <BR> <BR> I will be located at mile 18 with Nick Sawchuk who is the son of one of my closest friends and has brain cancer. His mile will be decorated with oragami butterflies. Please wave to Nick if you happen to be running the entire marathon or stop by to say hi if you are ... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:15:24 EST Good Morning. Glad to be here. Hello everyone my name is Cortnee and I am new to Sparkle. This website is going to help me make life changes. there is a lot of information on here, are there any good suggestions on how to get to know the website better? Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:30:04 EST Late Night Eating Hey everyone, I need some tips on how not to eat so late at night. I don't get off work until 8p.m. and usually starving by that time, so when I get home I'll just make something very heavy, then I dont want to go to sleep right after and have that heavy food sitting on my stomach. Which causes me to want something sweet. Can someone please give me tips to alter these cravings?! Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:54:56 EST Dawn From Columbus Ohio HI <BR> Overwhelmed by this you can tell I am new.....hopefully this is my last stop on my weight loss journey Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:27:52 EST Hello C-bus team! Pleased to meet you! My name is Rita - one of your newest members! I joined SparkPeople because I needed the extra push to make better choices of food and to exercise :) Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:45:21 EST Hello Everyone!!!! Hello everyone!!!! I am LaMour, and I am new to SparkPeople as you all can see. I'm hoping that the friends I make on here can really motivate and encourage me to lose my weight and keep it off. I'm hoping to lose about 50-80 pounds as I am currently 242lbs. and 4'11". I want to start making better health decisions and exercising more. I am a current college student and will be graduating in December and I want to look good when that day comes (Well, I already look good so I want to look ... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:43:43 EST OH-IO Who's going to the game tomorrow?! Fri, 7 Sep 2012 15:07:41 EST Sept 6 Challenge - Veggies Enjoy your vegetables today Thu, 6 Sep 2012 07:13:25 EST September 5 Challenge- cardio Get a bit of cardio in today if you can. Walk the dog, jog, cycle, whatever you want! Wed, 5 Sep 2012 09:00:19 EST August 29 Challenge-water Get those 8+ glasses in today. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:58:20 EST Fall 5K's Hey Columbus Sparkers! <BR> I was wondering if anyone would be interested in running any 5K's this fall? I've never done a 5K before because I don't have anyone to run with, and I'm shy about my first one lol. I'm not the fastest runner, I usually do 3.1 miles in about 36-40 minutes on the treadmill (not sure if this would be faster/slower outside.) But anyway, the Ohio Runner website has a full list of races. I don't really care about the date, because I'm off every weekend. Just something ... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:23:31 EST August 24 Challenge- sodium Watch the sodium today! Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:57:40 EST new to sparkpeople hello, <BR> <BR> i'm new to sparkpeople and excited about this new adventure..... i'm a volunteer for afghan hound rescue and i have 2 afghan hounds and 3 italian greyhounds. all my dogs are pet therapy dogs and we go to facilities and visit hospice patients. i look forward to hopefully meeting some of you at different events.... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 18:15:09 EST August 22 Challenge- fruity! Today, get those fruits in (bonus points for veggies too!) Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:26:35 EST August 20 Challenge- breakfast! Be sure to have a healthy breakfast today! Start your day the right way :) Mon, 20 Aug 2012 08:25:25 EST Zumba Class Fall Schedule Ditch the workout. Join the party!!! <BR> <BR> Are you ready to experience the hottest fitness craze that is sweeping the nation? Zumba broke the rules of typical workouts . If you like music, like to get loose, Zumba is here to help you on your journey to get healthier and fitter. <BR> <BR> When:Friday, August 24th, 2012 <BR> 5:45-6:45 p.m. <BR> <BR> Where:Dance Connection <BR> 4121 Main Street, Hilliard Ohio 43026 <BR> (614) 747-2978 <BR> <BR> Cost : $7 walk-in <BR> $5 s... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:38:25 EST August 15 Challenge- water! Get those 8 glasses + in today! Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:34:46 EST Aug 13 Challenge- Abs Today, try to get in some ab work in. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 08:40:19 EST Aug 10 Challenge- range Today, keep that range in check. I know Friday can be a tough one. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 08:32:12 EST Brand New... Hello to all. I am brand new to this site. I am Angelia a 30 YOF residing on the East Side of Columbus. <BR> <BR> Looking for motivation and encouragement and maybe a friendship!! Thu, 9 Aug 2012 14:46:31 EST Aug 9 Challenge - breakfast The best way to start the day with a healthy breakfast! <BR> <BR> (If not today - then tomorrow and the weekend Thu, 9 Aug 2012 11:07:19 EST Aug 8- cardio I'm cheating, I already did this today but get some cardio in today. Wed, 8 Aug 2012 10:53:49 EST August 7 Challenge - What you drink Today try to limit your soda and caffeine while enjoying water and other liquid goodness! Tue, 7 Aug 2012 07:49:33 EST August 6 Challenge- motivation Today, share your source of motivation. <BR> <BR> Mine- they're pretty vain but to fit in my old jeans and look slammin on my wedding day :) Mon, 6 Aug 2012 11:09:33 EST August 3 Challenge- legs Work the legs today. Walk, lunges, jump rope, run, squats. <BR> <BR> This is a good "bathroom workout" kind of challenge. Every bathroom break, get a set of squats or calf raises in. They add up! Fri, 3 Aug 2012 08:24:00 EST August 1 Challenge- Abs Work those abs today. Wed, 1 Aug 2012 10:15:31 EST down some but still up over all Down some, but up over all. <BR> <BR> A bit frustrated... <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:05:32 EST Trying to get motivated to kick this weight... My name is Nicole, last September I joined WW, and I lost almost 30 pounds. At the beginning of this year I seemed to have lost my motivation. Since starting watching what I eat, I have lost about 5 pounds which has been about two weeks. I have plenty of time to get up in the morning to exercise, I just can't seem to motivate myself to get out of bed. Hopefully, which changing my eating habits and seeing the numbers go down on the scale, will encourage me to get moving again to lose more. <e... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 07:53:39 EST July 31 - Sun screen Tomorrow I'm going to Kings Island to enjoy water rides - Make sure to protect your skin everyone! Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:07:00 EST July 30, protein! Get that protein in today! Mon, 30 Jul 2012 08:45:30 EST July 27, Water Get that water in toady! Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:33:06 EST Today's challenge - reach out to a friend Reach out to a friend today - share a spark! Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:00:32 EST Looking for a good gym in town I know it's warm out right now so I've been able to start running. But, as it is inevitable, at some point it'll be not so "fitness friendly" outside. I need a recommendation for a good gym. I'm honestly willing to travel anywhere within and around the outerbelt, but I live off of 315 north of campus, so that would be ideal. I'm on a limited budget yet at the same time would LOVE to belong to a gym with a pool. If anyone has any suggestions, please respond to this post. Thanks so much in adva... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:54:49 EST Buckeye Classic The annual Buckeye Classic 10K is coming up in November. If anyone is interested in waling/running here is the link. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ssic.htm </link> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:03:06 EST July 19 Challenge - Check on summer goals How are you doing on your summer goals? Still on track? The summer is about half over so plenty of time to refine or restart as needed. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 20:15:16 EST July 17 Challenge - eat local foods Enjoy local foods - I love the cucumbers out of my garden! <BR> <BR> Why local you ask? well local is generally fresher since it didn't travel far and the environmental impact of traveling is less and your support stays local (whether garden or farmer) Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:05:42 EST Hi, there I'm Mary Jane and hoping to get control of my eating so I can lose some weight and enjoy life more. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 21:01:36 EST Hello everyone my name is Ketoyiah Hello, I'm so excited to have joined Spark People. I feel very motivated to start my path to a more healthy and happy me. Just wanted to introduce myself. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 23:37:15 EST 45 yd old, getting divorced. Trying to get started Hi there, I am Felicia. I live in Whitehall (Columbus oh) and I am looking for someone to walk with, bike ride with, something...... I need to lose weight and I am clearly not able to do this on my own! Email me and we can make a plan! <BR> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:24:43 EST July 9- upper body Today, get some upper body work in. Mon, 9 Jul 2012 09:15:07 EST July 3 Challenge- stay smart, safe and happy Today (and tomorrow) will be simple. Enjoy your time off, should you be lucky enough to have it off. Stay smart with those eating choices and smile. Be careful on the roadways also! Tue, 3 Jul 2012 11:33:17 EST June 29 Challenge- fiber Sneaky! Today try to get your fiber in. I know that's a tough one for me! Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:25:45 EST June 28 Challenge - hydrate With the temperature supposed to hit 100 today, drink water and stay hydrated Thu, 28 Jun 2012 08:08:42 EST June 26 Challenge - Breakfast Start the day with a healthy breakfast Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:35:13 EST Hey there, it's me. (the newbie) Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Nikki and I just graduated from college in eastern Columbus, and I've recently realized how off track my health has been. I suppose it's easy to lose control when we're surrounded by cafeteria food, eating out with friends, and general unhealthy semi-binge drinking. <BR> In an effort to control my own body and get back on track, I stumbled across SparkTeam. Lately I've been wanting and try to get into the swing of making exercise and diet a habit, but I've ... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:48:22 EST June 25 challenge- upper body Today get some upper body work in :) <BR> Curls, dips, pulldowns. Go crazy! Mon, 25 Jun 2012 08:49:51 EST June 22- Summertime goals With the summer officially beginning yesterday, let's share some summertime goals! <BR> <BR> -I NEEEEEED to get back to running <BR> -I'd like to lose 20 pounds by October 20 <BR> - Less processed food for this gal <BR> - Water water water! Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:45:51 EST June 20 Challenge- water I know we did this one recently but get that water in. It's going to be another hot one!! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:26:54 EST June 19 Challenge - Mix it up! Treat yourself to healthy smoothie and juice treat - use that blender for good! Tue, 19 Jun 2012 18:38:06 EST Walking partner German Village area I'm looking for German Village area walking partner for a couple of times a week. Walking and talking makes the time fly! Sat, 16 Jun 2012 20:41:47 EST Hi Everyone Good to be here, looking forward to a successful weight loss! Sat, 16 Jun 2012 20:38:07 EST June 15 Challenge- weekend Had a good response to this last time but the challenge today is to keep this weekend in check! And have fun :) <BR> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:25:01 EST Hi Team! I am taking this time to introduce myself to this team...I have been on and off Spark since 2008, and an Ohioan since 2010. I currently live in Rockbridge,and this was the closest team to me. I have tried everything to lose weight, but with my massive lack of motivation, the pounds are just not coming off. I am getting married July, 6th 2013 and I have a dress to fit into. While most thrive off of positive reinforcement, I work best with the pushes me more, because I never want ... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:37:06 EST Game of Softball/ Baseball? Hey, I was looking to find a few people who might be interested in playing a quick game of baseball/softball co-ed. I would be looking to play at Westgate park off Sullivent Avenue on the westside, but would be open to suggestion. <BR> <BR> I'm free in the morning, but am able to make due. I'd like to meet somewhat soon, in the next few days. I'd like to make it a weekly thing, but if not, it's okay. <BR> <BR> Let me know!!! Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:44:42 EST June 13 Challenge- fruity Get your fruits in today :) Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:17:25 EST June 11 Challenge- Water Get that water in today :) Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:06:58 EST June 8 Challenge- arms Today, get some arm workouts in. <BR> I throw this in every now and then but bathroom workouts are pretty neat for squeezing in stuff like this. Wall pushups, tricep dips (if the sink is low enough or there's furniture in the room), etc. Get a set in every bathroom break- and if you're drinking lots of water, it'll be a breeze!! Fri, 8 Jun 2012 07:55:19 EST June 5 Challenge - Stretch Make sure to stretch today! Tue, 5 Jun 2012 12:44:21 EST intro Hey there! <BR> <BR> IIm a long time member who has been absent for the better part of a year. And soooo I thought it was time to reintroduce myself to the group. My name is wendy, and I am a single mother, I ive with my dad and grandfather an of course my child. I go to cscc, am an artist and poet, a writer in genneral. Im in my 20s, and my goal is to get down to 150 and I have 10 lbs already!! WOOWHO! <BR> <BR> ~WsY Sun, 3 Jun 2012 14:56:52 EST June 1, legs I apologize I've been away for a bit, life has just been busy! <BR> <BR> Today, try to get some leg work in. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 07:21:46 EST May 21 - Be postive Help someone else on their journey - have a positive word for others Thu, 31 May 2012 19:29:13 EST May 29 Challenge - walk/run Enjoy the cooler weather and take a walk or run. Tue, 29 May 2012 19:05:10 EST Intro Hi Everyone! I am new to spark people and I am hoping that I can get some extra motivation from the site and from the team. I definitely plan on participating in the goals and just hoping to have a healthier life. Tue, 29 May 2012 13:06:56 EST New Zumba Class on Thursday (6/7), Hilliard Ohio Ditch the workout. Join the party!!! <BR> <BR> Are you ready to experience the hottest fitness craze that is sweeping the nation? Zumba broke the rules of typical workouts . If you like music, like to get loose, Zumba is here to help you on your journey to get healthier and fitter. <BR> <BR> When:Thursday, June 7th, 2012 <BR> 10:30am - 11:15 pm <BR> <BR> Where:Dance Connection <BR> 4121 Main Street, Hilliard Ohio 43026 <BR> (614) 747-2978 <BR> <BR> Cost : $7 walk-in <BR> ... Sun, 27 May 2012 10:43:58 EST May 24 - Sunscreen prep Prepare for the long hot week - get sunscreen. <BR> <BR> Yes - you need to get new sunscreen. It loses potency from the time it is opened. So the 30 SPF from last summer has faded to way less than 30 SPF this summer. Thu, 24 May 2012 19:55:07 EST May 22 challenge - Water Did you drink enough water today? if not today, how about tomorrow? Tue, 22 May 2012 21:19:37 EST Mar 21- Just 30 minutes Today, just get 30 minutes of exercise in. Mon, 21 May 2012 08:02:25 EST May 18- Veggies Get those delicious veggies in today! Fri, 18 May 2012 09:40:38 EST Hi Everyone... I just joined SP a few weeks ago, and came across the local "team" today. Hope to get to know everyone! Thu, 17 May 2012 14:09:01 EST May 17 Challenge - Be kind to yourself Don't keeping beating your self up for past mistakes or failures. Move forward with kindness to yourself and others. Thu, 17 May 2012 08:07:11 EST May 16- Lower body Today work the lower body. Abs and down. Glutes, calves, thighs. Get em! Wed, 16 May 2012 11:32:22 EST May 15 Challenge - Sodium too much? too little? just right? Tue, 15 May 2012 19:14:08 EST May 14th- Back Today, try to get some back work in. Mon, 14 May 2012 07:56:33 EST Hello! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been on SparkPeople for a couple of weeks now, and just stumbled upon this Columbus team. I was excited to see how many people in Central Ohio are on this team! I look forward to getting to know others in the area who are committed to leading a healthier lifestyle. Sun, 13 May 2012 11:21:39 EST May 11 Challenge- H20 Get that water in today! Fri, 11 May 2012 11:27:37 EST Free Zumba Class! Ditch the workout. Join the party!!! <BR> <BR> Are you ready to experience the hottest fitness craze that is sweeping the nation? Zumba broke the rules of typical workouts . If you like music, like to get loose, Zumba is here to help you on your journey to get healthier and fitter. <BR> <BR> When:Friday, May 11, 2012 <BR> 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm <BR> <BR> Where:Dance Connection <BR> 4121 Main Street, Hilliard Ohio 43026 <BR> (614) 747-2978 <BR> <BR> C... Tue, 8 May 2012 19:18:13 EST Hi, Im a newbie! Hello all, I just signed up for this site today. This looks like just the thing I need to becoming a better ( and thinner) person. Tue, 8 May 2012 18:17:20 EST May 8 Challenge - Fruit Enjoy some fruit today! I'm eating watermelon now <em>491</em> Tue, 8 May 2012 17:54:06 EST Hello (again)! I am back after way too long of a hiatus! I need somewhere to check in and be accountable, and I know I can get that support here. I didn't realize how much I missed the reading the struggles (because I can relate!) and successes (for motivation) of others, but that is something that really helps me. I don't feel alone in the fight! Thanks, team! <em>104</em> Sun, 6 May 2012 22:19:32 EST May 4 Challenge- The weekend Have a happy and healthy weekend. Of course, if you are celebrating with friends and family for Cinco de Mayo (and perhaps a margarita or 2), be safe! Fri, 4 May 2012 07:35:07 EST May 3 Challenge, Triceps Get some tricep work in today if you can! Thu, 3 May 2012 08:22:10 EST May 3 Challenge - Stretch Remember to stretch today Thu, 3 May 2012 07:36:56 EST Hey guys! Starting my juice cleanse soon, wondering if anyone in columbus is doing one- thanks Wed, 2 May 2012 06:50:22 EST May 1 Challenge - What you drink.. On May 1 think about what you drink - <BR> Are you drinking too much soda? caffeine? alcohol? sugar? <BR> Are you drinking too little water? milk? <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:00:27 EST April 30 Challenge- arms Today, get some arm work in. Biceps, Triceps, Shoulders, etc. Work em! Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:53:37 EST April 26 Challenge - Water Water all around today - remember to drink your water Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:57:51 EST April 25 Challenge- Summertime goals! What are some goals you have planned between now and Memorial Day? <BR> <BR> Me? Give up 95% of soda (I'm actually already doing well on this one!) <BR> Get down to 161 by May 31. 6 weeks is totally doable. <BR> Keep up with my M, W,Th workouts. It's getting tough because now I have softball Tuesdays. I'm a bit burnt out some weeks! <BR> Be kinder and smile more :) Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:02:50 EST April 24 Challenge - Schedule that check up Today I found out a friend has cancer - untreatable at this point because he didn't get to the doctor early enough. Take care of yourself and schedule that medical/dental check up Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:16:13 EST Hello New Team My name is Valerie and I just found this Columbus,Oh Team! <em>224</em> . I joined SparkPeople almost 2 months ago(5/6 will be 2mths). i have lost 11 pounds so far. And looking forward to getting and STAYING ACTIVE. And learning how to eat healthy. Excited about my commitment to this lifestyle change! <em>30</em> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:10:28 EST April 23 Challange- read up Today, check out some of the articles, discussions and/or recipes that SparkPeople has to offer. Let us know if you find any good ones!! Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:19:36 EST Color Run Columbus! Is anyone doing the Color Run? Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:10:59 EST April 20 Challenge- Sodium Was checking on my sodium and WHOAAAA is it high. So, try to keep it in check today or lower is a bit from your norm if possible. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:45:08 EST April 19 Challenge - Core today - work the core <BR> <BR> I'll be in Pilates class tonight and doing the core work. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:14:02 EST April 18 Challenge- legs Sorry for the late post. Try to get some leg work in today. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:38:46 EST Losing weight to live for God Hello at 40 years old I have had a lifetime struggle with weight, now is the time to not just set goals, but accomplish them. I am learning what not to eat,and how to exercise with God on my side, and support from all of you I will not fail. Thank you for keeping on losing weight and loving yourselves, as God loves you. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:31:31 EST April 17 Challenge - Remember your motivation Something started you on this journey - today remember and share that motivation. <BR> <BR> For me it was wanting to participate in a dance intensive weekend with my daughter but being afraid I couldn't. I did and 2 years/ later/this past weekend, did again, Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:47:26 EST April 16 Challenge- steps Get those steps in today. I get to cheat, we started a step challenge today that goes on for a few months, wish me luck! Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:37:23 EST April 13 Challenge- keep the weekend in check Today is actually a "this weekend" challenge. Be sure to keep an eye on what you eat/drink this weekend. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 08:32:22 EST April 12 Challenge - Upper Body Try to get some upper body work in today. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:07:35 EST April 10 Challenge - Breakfast Start the day with a good breakfast Tue, 10 Apr 2012 07:48:01 EST April 9th Challenge- veggies Be sure to get your veggies in today. Mon, 9 Apr 2012 07:48:06 EST April 5 Challenge - walk or run Enjoy walking or running today Thu, 5 Apr 2012 11:52:38 EST April 4th Challenge sodium Today, try to keep the sodium in check! Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:44:49 EST Starting from Scratch You ever bake a cake from scratch? There are so many ingredients that individually wouldn't taste so good, but when you combine them in the correct order and manner, they become this amazing construction. <BR> <BR> That is how I am viewing this weight loss/ lifestyle change. There are so many individual pieces: drinking 8 cups of water, exercising, eating fruits and vegetables, getting the appropriate amount of calories, getting the right amount of sleep....each of these alone will provide ... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 16:12:42 EST April 3 Challenge - Water! Remember to drink your water today! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:02:50 EST March 29 Challenge - Stretch Remember to stretch today Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:15:35 EST March 28 Challenge- Upper Body Today, work the upper body. Biceps, triceps, shoulders, etc. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:57:58 EST March 27 Challenge - Share the Spark Today encourage others in their journey - whether weight loss, exercise, or relationships. Sometimes all it takes to turn a corner is an encouraging word from a friend. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:02:17 EST March 26 Challenge- cardio Be sure to get some cardio in today. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 08:59:08 EST newish to Columbus, back to SP I had been on SP a few years ago then life got crazy. I'm back now and really trying to commit to a healthy lifestyle. I moved from Cincinnati to Columbus almost 2 years ago and don't know the area that well and don't know many people. I live on the Northside in Lewis Center. Really looking for motivation and support as I try to loose for good! Sun, 25 Mar 2012 20:29:58 EST March 23 challenge- Veggies First, I apologize for not posting this week. Monday I simply forgot! Wednesday the site was down every time I tried :( <BR> Today, get those veggies in! NOM!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your weekend!! Fri, 23 Mar 2012 07:44:34 EST March 22 Challenge - Fruit Enjoy some fruit today Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:05:35 EST March 20 - Stretch Remember to stretch today Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:48:35 EST 51 and still hoping I am 51 my husband I are retiered, since I love to knitt and other crafting I decited to have a e-store ( of course now is sit a lot and the weight is creeping up.... and so I am here now with the hope and termination that I to can do this.. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 16:30:27 EST March 15 - Enjoy the sunshine Trying this again - it's supposed to be nice warm and sunny today. Get outside and enjot the sun! Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:54:27 EST March 14, Water Gonna be a warm one, be sure to get that water in (and enjoy this weather!) Wed, 14 Mar 2012 08:03:27 EST March 13 Challenge - Core work the core today Mon, 12 Mar 2012 23:58:03 EST Workout Songs What is your favorite workout song and why? Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:07:22 EST fitness friend Looking for friends to walk the park trails with this spring as well as learn to be more sociable and get out more. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 00:20:47 EST I've almost given up... Hi... <BR> <BR> I'm Shannon. I've been up and down the scale so many times it's embarrassing. I've done Weight Watchers, Paleo, South Beach, Atkins, FA, OA, you name it. sugar is my downfall and I just can't see how I'm going to get around it. I'm happy to be here but not very hopeful. Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:01:58 EST March 9- Motivation Today, find a source of motivation. <BR> Me? A wedding dress and a pair of jeans I could wear 2 years ago that no longer fit! Fri, 9 Mar 2012 08:27:23 EST March 8 Challenge - Enjoy the sunshine Get out today and enjoy the sunshine! Thu, 8 Mar 2012 01:52:21 EST March 7 Challenge- Legs Get those legs working today! Wed, 7 Mar 2012 12:24:25 EST March 6 Challenge - Caffeine Today think about your caffeine intake - is it healthy? Try to limit it to a reaonable amount. <BR> <BR> (Yes - this is also a challenge for me as i think about coffee this morning) Tue, 6 Mar 2012 07:35:23 EST hello Hello everyone, my name is Tawanya and I am 30 years old my goal is to lose 15-20 pounds hopefully 15pounds by 4-19 I am going to Miami and want to look good and feel confident on the beach. I have three children my youngest is five so I really can't blame the extra pounds on baby fat. It all really just seemed to sneak up on me :( anyhow I have been dieting and working out for a week now I haven't weighed myself again but I have done my measurements and I have lost one inch in my waist. I m ... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 15:12:09 EST March 5 Challenge- biceps Today, work the biceps. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 08:05:18 EST Vacation from active job... Hey, fellow Cols area SparkPeople! I have an active job: standing, walking, squatting, kneeling, climbing, more walking- and am on a two-week vacation. I know from experience that I will get soft and lazy if I don't plan to stay in working shape. Any ideas on how to keep up with my normal activity level while enjoying my time off? I do plan to work on things around the house, and walking my FatDog <em>313</em> at the local Metro Parks and around the neighborhood... but I'm concerned abo... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 09:11:05 EST March 2 Challenge- Challenge yourself. Challenge yourself. I thought of this last night while waiting on dinner. I just sat and did a wall sit and challenged myself to go "until at least 8:07!!!" <BR> Today, do just that. Go up in reps (even if by 1!), a little faster, longer, an extra 1 exercise, eat 1 extra veggie or fruit or even just do something that you've not tried yet! <BR> <BR> And also enjoy your weekend :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:18:29 EST March 1 Challenge - Veggies Remember your vegetables today Thu, 1 Mar 2012 07:46:08 EST Feb 29 Challenge- Try something new Since this day only comes once every 4 years, try something new! New recipe, workout, whatever! Wed, 29 Feb 2012 09:18:31 EST Feb 28 Challenge - Share a tip Today's challenge is to share a tip. <BR> <BR> My tip - Stop eating at a certain time. Brush your teeth at that tip. IIthas helped me cut down on night time random munching, Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:45:20 EST Feb 27- water Today, be sure to get your water in. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:52:00 EST Feb 23 - Sodium challenge For today,pay attention to your sodium intake. Is it healthy? Thu, 23 Feb 2012 07:41:10 EST Feb 22- upper body Today get some upper body work in. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 08:02:31 EST Hi, My Name is Adrienne It's very nice to meet all of you! <BR> <BR> I currently live in Zanesville and am working just as hard to loose weight as I am to get back to Columbus. I graduated from OSU in 2010, and I miss the city so much. <BR> <BR> I've been sporadically loosing weight over the past few years. In 2008 I lost 20 lbs. when I hit my highest weight of 2010. Last year I made it down to 179 before I lost sight of many things and I went back up to 191. <BR> <BR> Now, I am getting serious about my health, m... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:45:25 EST Feb 21 Challenge - Stretch Remember to stretch Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:40:06 EST Feb 17 Challenge- Cardio Get some cardio in today! Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:19:58 EST Feb 16 Challenge - Fruits! Today get in some fruits! Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:49:12 EST I'm ready to do this! A couple of years ago my best friend introduced me to SparkPeople. <BR> We were out of town together preparing for her daughter's wedding for about 6 weeks, and we got serious about diet and exercise! I lost over 25 lbs. and felt GREAT! <BR> But then we both had to go back to our respective homes, and we both lost all of our progress. It was so much easier when we cooked and exercised together! <BR> So, now I'm on my own, and fat and lazy! <BR> It's time for that to end!!!!! <BR> I've joine... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:31:15 EST Feb 14 - random act of kindness Spread a little love with a random act of kindness - it may do wonders for your mood Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:27:55 EST Hello Columbus My name is Walt and I am determined to deal with my addiction. I am a Carb-A-Holic. And I'm not talking about the good kind. My addiction is with all things crunchy, crispy or "white" by nature. White rice, wheat bread, potato chips, Doritos, toast, popcorn..... anything that crunches. <BR> <BR> This will be an uphill battle for me. Yet success will be defined in terms of 24-hour periods. My family has a history of alcoholism and those who have succeeded in quitting have only done it ... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 15:20:32 EST hello hello my name is karen carpenter and I am determine to get this weight off looking for a workout buddy Mon, 13 Feb 2012 06:24:27 EST