SparkPeople Canadian East Coasters Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10309 Looking for people from Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The best part of Canada! SparkPeople Canadian East Coasters Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10309 Born in P.E.I. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x58207914 Hello everyone I am 59 years old born on the Island but now live in the Yukon Territory. Even though I left there in 1978 I still consider my self to be a East Coaster. My wife is from Fredericton, we have one adult daughter that was born here. I have only been with Sparks less than 2 weeks but can already see results, so hopefully I can keep it up. good luck to everyone on your weight loss quest. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:25:58 EST Let me Introduce Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x58010363 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Selena and I am a 39 year old single mom trying to get healthy for my little girl. I live about 40 minutes from Fredericton. I work there and spend a lot of time in my car or sitting at my desk. This time last year I was having problems with my knees and the doctor told me of course I needed to lose weight. I could barely walk and when I did walk it was painful. After 6 weeks of physio and a good pair of sneakers I am much better and more determined to lose ... Tue, 27 May 2014 05:24:45 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x57331092 Hi my name is Angela and I live in Nova Scotia. I've tried many times to loose weight on my own and can't. I need the support from someone. I'm 56 with a disabled husband, two grown kids with 5 kids between them. I'll write more later, gotta get to work. Thanks for having me. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:23:04 EST Roger_Snoopy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x57007055 I deleted my account and started another under maplerog if anyone was wondering where I disappeared too. <BR> <BR> -Roger Tue, 4 Mar 2014 20:28:30 EST Staying Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x55816556 I found that during my journey on Spark People, that keeping a positive attitude is one of the keys to success. Often this is hard due to many things that life throws at us. Some things that work for me are: <BR> Buying myself a reward each month, or when I can. <BR> Treating someone else, or treating my Snoopy to a new toy. <BR> <BR> Please share your ideas. <BR> <BR> -Roger Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:13:33 EST Checking In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x55747793 Been awhile since I checked in, I too slacked off during the summer and pounds crept back on, too much camping food I guess. Anyways started the Diabetes challenge again and start to track my meals properly again. Bought a new guitar, for a hobby and have the song Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker down pat. Have a great day everyone. <BR> <BR> -Roger Sun, 24 Nov 2013 07:36:54 EST running Marathon by the Sea 5 miler tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x54470188 i am only 5 weeks back in training... i have been running 3 minutes and walking 1. i misplaced my garmin GPS before thursdays run..... and ran the majority of the 28 minute run. i think i am using my GPS as an excuse for walk breaks...... i have made the decision to leave it home tomorrow and run as much as i can and walk what i hAVE TO... am i making the right decision... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:38:31 EST I'm here again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x54174536 Used Sparkpeople ages ago to help lose 35 lbs, which I was mostly able to keep off... then I got a back injury back in the spring, and haven't been able to do my daily walking, or any of my regular exercise, so the pounds are starting to creep up faster than I'm happy with... but the back is getting better, and I need to get back into the swing of things. <BR> <BR> As for my life, the new boyfriend is going to diet with me. I don't know if he's going to join Sparkpeople, but I'm going to ... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:05:28 EST third time's a charm, I hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x51788685 Back to try Spark People again. I'm having a really hard time with weight, depression, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. Can't move very much, and am in a wheelchair anytime I'm out of my apartment. I did get transfered to work at home, though, which was a really good thing. So much has gone wrong in the last couple of years, and my weight is evidence of every bit of it. This has included a six week hospital stay for a benign golf ball sized tumour on my back. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I would really ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:47:08 EST I need a little help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x51532878 Hi there, <BR> I was wondering if anyone on the team could help me out with this. Ok, you know how they say that you shouldn`t eat in the evenings after supper to lose weight. Well I have a little problem. I work as a cleaner for a sports arena. We sometimes work daytime hours 9 am until whenever the place is clean or night time hours which is 9 pm until the place is clean which can be until 6 to 7 am. It`s because of that, body clock tends to get screwed up. Since I work hours like that, we ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 07:48:09 EST hello, from New Brunswick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x51263134 Hi everyone -- <BR> <BR> *not new to SparkPeople* <BR> However, making my return and hoping to stay consistent and not fall off track again. <BR> Started nursing school in September and lost sight of my healthy journey altogether. <BR> I had previously lost 114 lbs, and i gained about 15-20 lbs of that back.. Rather than get sad about that, i am finding the positives, NOT being hard on myself and throwing myself back in the mix because i'm worth this! <BR> <BR> i am in recovery for compuls... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:16:06 EST Monday - start of something great!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x50889037 checking in - is something everyone does each day? Well hi to everyone. <BR> My day is off to a good start with a good breakfast, outside getting some exercise, and <BR> now off to do errands. Hope to keep this momentum through the day, the week, the month, my life, lol. Baby steps - aiming for just today - maybe even this hour, this minute. Beautiful sunny day here and not much wind - a perfect Fall day on PEI. Definitely gonna get outside as much as possible. Have a great day - be saf... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:37:37 EST Hello from Halifax http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x50330904 Tried sparkpeople once before but really hadn't yet decided to lose weight for ME ... now I'm back with a vengence and ready to do this! Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:11:35 EST Im new and from NB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x49846137 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark but really enjoying it. I have had a weight problem since I was a child and was diagnosed with a thyroid issue at 28. I have lost weight and gained weight back so am very tired of the yo-yoing. When I turned 30 something just seemed to click in my head and I am addressing the weight issue head on. I am on spark looking to make friends and find some much needed support. Am willing to give lots of support too! ^_^ feel free to message me :D Sun, 9 Sep 2012 16:11:09 EST I am a newbeeie from NS- Annapolis ValleY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x49574789 Hi there I have tried to lose weight on very many occasions. This year I think I finally have the mindset to do it. Don't get me wrong I will still cheat but maybe not so much anymore. I am a mother of 3 boys as well as working full time at our Regional Hospital. I have been married to my husband for 4.5 years. Recently I have taken up running so I am hoping that this will help with my weight loss journey as well. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:26:36 EST MiO Liquid Water Enhancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x47512849 Has anyone heard of this stuff? Sounds similar to Crystal Light but only needs one or two drops of liquid to flavor a glass or bottle of water. One of the guys my office said he bought it at Walmart over the weekend. Here is a link I found: http://www.kraftbrands.com/mio/about_mio.h<BR>tml <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:32:00 EST Hi from Roger - East Lawrencetown Nova Scotia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x46517162 I started at 230 lbs and now have worked my way down to 204 lbs and dropped to 202 as of Christmas. I walk 10000 steps at least 5 times per week weather permitting along with my dog Snoopy. I was on a plateau for a couple of months not losing weight and found out my body was in starvation mode, so started tracking meals and started to lose again. My goal is 185 lbs and then maintain that weight and control my diabetes and cholesterol levels. <BR> <BR> I walk the Trans Canada trail along Law... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:28:26 EST hello from New Brunswick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x46338801 <BR> Wow, how excited am i to find a Maritime group ! <BR> Hi everyone, i'm sylvie, from Saint John, New Brunswick.. <BR> A little about me, mother to two teenagers, girlfriend to a fabulous guy.. <BR> I've just recently lost 82 lbs, still more to go - but well on my way! <BR> I'm currently working through a food addiction & eating disorder - & rebuilding a healthy new relationship with food, it's definitely difficult! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to making some Maritime SP friends! <BR> Th... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:12:52 EST A newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x45988452 Hello everyone. My name is Doreen and I am from Halifax. I am new here and just stumbled upon sparkpeople while searching the net. I am 50 years old and it's time for a lifestyle change. I would love some buddies on here to help me through it,,, quide me,, steer me in the right direction,,, and kick my butt when I need it. please feel free to add me as a spark buddy <em>249</em> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:51:27 EST GOING FOR IT!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x44712894 Hi <BR> My name is Tracy, currently living in central Newfoundland. I have been with spark for about 8 months. I started off strong and then disappeared for awhile. This is it now, i WILL lose the weight!!! I just wanted to say hi to everyone and we will win this battle..... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 17:26:22 EST Hey Everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x44018624 Just wanted to say hi to everyone i've been on sparkpeople for about a month and am just finding this team :) I live in NB and its great to see other people kind of close to home on here !!! Sun, 11 Sep 2011 00:53:47 EST from moncton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x43611332 I'm from moncton, nb. I just joined this group and I'm interested to see how many others there are!! Thu, 18 Aug 2011 19:04:48 EST at leat i did not gained http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x42717707 i got weighted tonight and i only lost .5 pounds...i did stay in my calories so i am kind of disappointed...i planned to lose 2 pds a week so i am not on track...i already eat soooo much , i guess i ll have to do more of lol <BR> <BR> lise <BR> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:55:20 EST Hello from PEI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x41689090 been on SP for a week now and am really enjoying reading a lot of the articles and topics. Have also started walking with a purpose in mind. Sat, 7 May 2011 21:45:26 EST Cycling in PEI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x41532679 Hi All, <BR> <BR> This is sort of a personal challenge for me, it's something I'd really like to try this summer. <BR> I've heard of the awesome cycling trails in PEI and I really want to go on a cycling/camping trip in PEI this summer. I used to be an avid cyclist but haven't done much in the past few years. <BR> <BR> My challenge is to get back into cycling and head to PEI with a group of friends to enjoy the beautiful province and be active outdoors. I'll extend it to anyone else out t... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 12:43:36 EST hello from saint john! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x41236703 Hey everyone! my name is Michelle and I'm 23, from Saint John, NB. Very excited to be here, and I'm so glad that I found this team, as I am so proud to be an east coaster! Looking forward to meeting new friends and supporting each other on this journey! Fri, 15 Apr 2011 08:31:13 EST Are you celebrating St Patrick's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x40613117 We do have a wee bit of the Irish in us, and love to celebrate St Paddy's Day. Everyone is dressed in green, and my 7 year old grandson asked me to color his hair green for the day!! <BR> We started with green eggs and ham, with green tinted milk (it's not as bad as it sounds). <BR> For dinner, we're having chicken (not green), green mashed potatoes with peas and beans. <BR> I'll be playing an Irish jig or two, and dancing for cardio today. <BR> What are you doing to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Whe... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:03:20 EST Share what you want to accomplish for March? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x40220719 What I want to accomplish for March. I find that if I share my goals, I am more accountable. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Continue to achieve a minimum of 1000 fitness minutes, log on daily to SP, continue to be sugar free, <BR> <BR> Build up to running to Sobeys 9 km, I am running a 1/2 marathon in July <BR> <BR> Organize photos to create a family book <BR> <BR> Get my studio ready for tourist season, this means dusting bottle collection, reorganizing supplies, create more seaglass products Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:08:25 EST Anyone from PEI? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x40060710 I am. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 06:55:43 EST Hey from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x39926763 I'm back to lose some more weight! I'm in Nova scotia on an island called Cape Breton which I'm sure most of you have heard of! lol... I went from 231 to 184 in 5 months using spark and the slim fast diet... Now i'm back to lose another 25ish pounds :) Tue, 15 Feb 2011 01:02:10 EST Did you drink your water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x39745306 Water is liquid gold for our bodies, helping to flush toxins. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 08:01:29 EST How much weight do you want to lose this year? Why http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x39653637 . Thu, 3 Feb 2011 07:14:33 EST Stop eating at 8 pm. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x39598642 I first heard of this from Bob Greene, Oprah's trainer. I couldn't believe how much better I felt not to mention the calories I saved from mindless eating. The first few days can be tough. I have a warm cup of herbal tea or chew gum to satisfy my need to eat. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 07:44:36 EST 1000 minutes of exercise for the month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x39598522 I am going to commit to a minimum of 1000 minutes of exercise a month!! For me,that means 50 minutes of exercise a day 5 days a week. My exercise includes indoor resistance bike, running out doors, brisk walk with my 2 dogs and weight lifting. Join me!! <BR> <BR> PS- you can accumulate minutes throughout the day Tue, 1 Feb 2011 07:39:08 EST Ideas for a team challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x39598138 Hi team! Please share with me your ideas for team challenges. Think of what you want to accomplish. For myself, I need to control my snacking. Another team member suggested we all log miles to a maritime location. What are your weight loss goals for the year? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 07:17:49 EST One week in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x39004825 Well it's been one week since I've started this program and I'm down 4 lbs <em>224</em> . I just can't believe it. This program is a keeper. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 07:54:30 EST Day5 and energy to burn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x38945860 Hi my name is Charlene and this is day 5 for me. I'm 54, married for twenty years with two grown children. I live on beautiful Prince Edward Island. I joined Sparkpeople cause I wanted to feel good about myself again. My husband has decided we need to take a much needed vacation in March. We've never been outside the Maritimes our whole time together, so this will be a new experience for us. Right now I don't feel comfortable in my own skin. You see, we moved to PEI 13 years ago and... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 20:13:54 EST Welcome All New Members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x38890020 Good Luck and All The Best in your Journey. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 22:25:05 EST Hi from Moncton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x38884831 Hey, I just recently decided it's time for me to start tracking what I eat. I'm doing good on the exercise piece, but need to work on my nutrition. I'm loving all that Sparkpeople have to offer. Looking forward to read some posts from my fellow East Coasters! <BR> Janice Tue, 4 Jan 2011 19:33:39 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x38125646 Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself.I am 58 years old and I am retired hairdresser. I live in Nova Scotia eastern shore.I like to read,atving,camping and go fisinhg.I want to wish everyone good luck and the best. Thu, 25 Nov 2010 21:01:15 EST Hi Everybody from East Coast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x38057649 I am from eastern shore of Nova Scotia. <BR> I have been living here for 37 years. <BR> Does anyone else hail from here. Sun, 21 Nov 2010 20:41:39 EST please share holiday strategies. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x37965565 I would love to have others share how they stay motivated or on track over the holidays. <BR> I like to take a tray of fruit or veggies to a party so I know I can have a snack. I also pick ONE treat to have so I do not feel deprived and I eat an apple and drink a glass of water before I go to a party so I do not dive face first into the goodies. <BR> Please share what you do too. Thank you. <BR> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 14:53:20 EST Hello from Nova Scotia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x37922528 I am so glad to have a group here on sparkpeople just for us east coasters. that is such a lovely group to have...just for us. <BR> I hope you all have a wonderful day, make wise food choices, chose to exercise and chose to be happy. <BR> Carol Sun, 14 Nov 2010 13:49:29 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x37357012 Hi :) <BR> <BR> I'm Jennifer and from NS. I'm working at making the commitment again after several months! <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! Lol Sun, 17 Oct 2010 00:52:13 EST Hi fellow sparks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x37291344 Hi everyone. Looking forward to what I hope this site will bring me and hoping I can finally reach my goal...with all your help and encouragement of course!! I'm sort of a private person when it comes to my health/weight so this is a big step for me, but it's also kind of exciting! Looking forward to the challenge, Anirt47 Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:41:38 EST Hi from Fredericton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x36092392 Hi, Sissy Brewer here. I have lived just outside of Fredericton my whole life. I joined SP 5 weeks ago and love this website. I have 3 grown children and 1 grandson. My interests include, of course my grandson, baking and motorcycling. So far I have lost 4 pounds with the help of SP..... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:49:38 EST Challenge: No night eating July 21 to Aug. 25/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x35537931 My biggest challenge is night eating. I consume about 400 calories in the evening while watching TV. I will only allow myself some fruits if I haven't had my 5 servings during the day. Good luck to me! Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:24:02 EST from saint john wanting to say hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x34877402 hi iam from saint john nb and am trying to lose weight and live a healthiery life style, would love to chat with people who understand and also need some understandment Fri, 18 Jun 2010 08:05:52 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x33713966 Hey <BR> I'm Chels and I signed up for SP yesterday, and am living in St. John's Newfoundland. I've all ready managed to learn my way around most of the site and I'm looking to met some really cool people on this adventure. I've got 23 pounds to lose. Good luck to all Mon, 26 Apr 2010 14:02:42 EST Where do I start????? ?????????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x33453762 Hi - I joined SP in December, and I'm ashamed to say that its taken me this long to get my head round "this is it"!!! I feel overwhelmed by how much I need to lose, and get upset just thinking of how long its going to take me. I know I need to cut back on the naughty stuff, but its the motivation that I'm totally lacking. I just need to be fired up, but so far theres not even a spark - HELP!!!! Thu, 15 Apr 2010 09:36:18 EST New to East Coast, New To Website http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x33224014 Well, that's not entirely true. I've been in Nova Scotia for about a year, now, moved here from the midwest USA, and it's been a HECK OF AN ADJUSTMENT. <BR> <BR> And I have actually had a sparkpeople account for a few years, but never really used it until now. <BR> <BR> <BR> I re-started my journey to health and physical fitness this past week after a year of sorrow, as well as joy. Since 2008 I have separated from my husband, moved to another country, graduated college, lost both of my c... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 20:15:43 EST A newfie who is in Ontario http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x33053864 Hi everyone,, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say HI,, just started here in the last month,, and trying to get my feet wet. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:32:03 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x32782660 Hi,My name is Kelly, i just joined SparkPeople this week. I'm from St. John's, Newfoundland. Any others from St. John's?? Lovin this place Thu, 18 Mar 2010 08:08:40 EST From Fredericton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x32644955 Hi everyone, I'm new to Spark but not the weight loss, weight gain yo yo. Looking for a day time walking buddy in the Fredericton area (while gr.son is in school).. Anyone out there interested give me a shout! <BR> <BR> Don't care how old you are or if you have little ones you need to bring along in your stroller, the only thing important is to get out of the house and get some walking in. cheers ~Sue Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:21:47 EST New from New Brunswick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x32617337 Hey, anyone in the Freddy town area :-D Thu, 11 Mar 2010 14:42:59 EST How do I find my Spark Friend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x31770854 Hi there, I need some help finding a friend that I have referred to Spark People. I've browsed around and can't figure out how to find her and add her to my friends list. Help!!!!!!!! and Thanks!:) Sun, 7 Feb 2010 16:39:52 EST just wondering http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x30825477 Does anyone know how to change the weight from kgs to lbs on the weight tracker on the bottom of spark pages? I enter it in lbs but once I post something the tracker comes out in kgs. Wed, 6 Jan 2010 12:47:40 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x30781331 Hello to all my fellow east coasters. I am in Nova Scotia. I just recently re-joined Weight Watchers and re-joined Spark People. I figure with a double whammy I can't go wrong. I am also looking for a buddy. Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:03:08 EST Looking for new friends and a support system... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x30737649 Hi there! My name is Wendy and I live in Atlantic Canada. I am a single mom of 3. Last year I participated in the local version of the "Biggest Loser". It expensive, comprehensive, and a whole lot of fun! I lost 60 lbs quickly and I felt great! Unfortunately, this past spring, I suffered a stroke. The good news is that I have pretty much fully recovered... The bad news is that I have regained nearly all of my weight in the process. I am out of cash to join gyms and local groups, so I am hopin... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 22:51:41 EST Newbie from NS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x30567443 Hi! I'm Cris, a married 35 year old mom to 2 wonderful girls. I really need some motivation and I'm hoping to find it here at SparkPeople! I want to lose about 50 - 55 pounds. I don't have time to go to the gym as I work full time so I've joined the bootcamp team. I'm really looking forward to meeting lots of new friends!! <em>30</em> Mon, 28 Dec 2009 20:49:58 EST How was your Christmas ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x30540452 My Christmas was a good one, lots of family and friends to share it with, but I am glad it,s over for another year, so much work, I,m a bit tired. It,s now time to get back on track , I don,t think that I put any weight on over the holiday, I,ll see what the scales say next Saturday. Jan <em>636</em> <em>107</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FELLOW SPARKIES Sun, 27 Dec 2009 18:15:55 EST Newbie in Nova Scotia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x30471737 Hi everyone. I only joined SP yesterday and am still wading through all the info. Have lived in Nova Scotia for 16 months having moved here from the UK. Loving it here so far, and am determined that 2010 is going to be MY year!!! <em>33</em> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 18:13:02 EST LOST POUNDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x30004379 Hi East Coaster Team Mates. I want to share this exciting news with you, I just joined on the 23rd of this month, had my first weigh in , GUESS WHAT, I lost 2.5 lbs this week, my first try at losing weight. I,m so PROUD of myself. I,m sure it will get harder as the months go by. Can you tell me if there is a program that will allow me to maintain my weight once I reach my goal? Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:04:52 EST HI FROM NEW BRUNSWICK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x29987497 Hello Everyone, My name is Janice Morgan, I just live outside of Moncton in a small community called Dawson-Settlement. I,m 55 years old, married 33 years, have two grown children and I,m a GRANDMA of two , (boy & a girl) I noticed that I have a new friend from Moncton who is on this team, I,m looking forward to chatting with that person along with the rest of the team. Wanda, what part of Newfoundland are you from? My husband is from Conception Bay ( Clarks Beach) . What a beautiful provi... Fri, 27 Nov 2009 08:40:45 EST Ready to try again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x29649386 I have decided to try again at a healthier me. Not a thinner, size smaller me , but a healthier me!! This site has been mentioned to me a number of times and I have decided to give it a try. I have tried many "programs" in the past. Some have worked, others have not. I have lost and regained the same 30-40lbs many times over the last few years. I am ready for a new outlook. I have come to the realization that it is not a "program" that I need. There are many different factors to a hea... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:15:39 EST Hello from Antigonish! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x29009525 It is great that there is a group of east-coaters! I am new to SP and absolutely loving it. I'm just learning my way around this site, there certainly is alot to explore. I have been overweight all my life, I remember going to WW with my mother when I was twelve. Over the years the most weight I've ever managed to lose was 38 lbs. I have since put 24 of those lbs back on. In total I have about 70 lbs to lose. Right now I am doing well, I have had a few good weeks. <BR> <BR> Thanksgi... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 21:41:34 EST Good Morning from Moncton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x28281375 I am a retired grandmother who has finally taken the bull by the horn in losing this weight that has been hanging on to me for years. I've been with Sparks since May and has lost 22 lbs. Only half way there but I'm determined to make it. Love to hear from other Maritimers. Wed, 9 Sep 2009 08:06:36 EST Hello from NS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x28116511 Hi there, I've been here at SP since July of this summer, but just discovered the East Coaster Team...yay! <BR> I'm near Yarmouth in NS. Tue, 1 Sep 2009 20:46:03 EST Fall Routine is Back,.... and so am I http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x28070888 Hi there! I've been away for the summer working in the kitchen of a camp -- had a great time!! Guess what -- did enough physical activity walking around that kitchen, lifting those pots, scrubbing those floors, etc.etc.etc.; that it didn't hinder my weight lost goals. I am encouraged <em>41</em> <BR> Glad to start back to the fall routine today which includes being involved in SparkPeople again. <BR> <BR> How did you keep on track this summer if your routine was totally different wi... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 07:09:16 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x27832360 Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here and I'm loving what this site has to offer. I'm currently doing a program through Inches Weight Loss here in Fredericton for people that have more than 80Lbs to loose. We have boot camp twice a week along with a little "metal" booster session and we are also provided with 2000 calories meal plan. We're 6 weeks into the 24 week program and I'm down 12.5Lbs and as of August 5 I was down 5.25inches. I'm feeling great! <BR> I'm really looking forward to being a part... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 10:53:28 EST PC Products http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x27761962 If anyone is interested, I have added quite a few PC and Blue Menu products to my nutrition tracker. I assume they are available thru member added products. Just to let fellow canadian/eastcoasters know, might save a few minutes on your own tracking. Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:54:49 EST SparkPeople Products for Canadians http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x27450931 I wanted to buy the salad/lunch pack and the spark people water bottle, but the shipping would have been more than the total cost? Is there a cheaper way for Canadians to buy SparkPeople products? Mon, 3 Aug 2009 16:04:08 EST looking for a buddy in Halifax/ artmouth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x27445433 I would really like to find a buddy to work with in my area, even to talk to. Anybody from close to home? Mon, 3 Aug 2009 12:24:51 EST Newbie from Moncton, NB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x27269432 Hi everyone! :) Sun, 26 Jul 2009 20:57:24 EST Late in Life Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x26960538 I, I am a newbie in Dartmouth. I am 53 years old and a person of small stature. I have gained a lot of weight in the past 2 years and am finally going to do something about it. I have been accepted as a possible candidate for gastric sleeve surgery, and need to prepare for a completely new lifestyle. Thus the new plan, new activity and new motivation. Would love to talk to anyone around here for mutual encouragement. Mon, 13 Jul 2009 09:34:14 EST New from PEI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x26506874 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Happy first Monday of the summer. <BR> <BR> I live in Morell PEI. Have been on SP for just over a month and loving it. <BR> <BR> Have been exercising on my own for over a year but nothing happened - Forgot to watch the calories. <BR> <BR> Now I am tracking everything - and seeing results. <BR> <BR> Getting lots of great ideas and inspiration here. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Linda <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Jun 2009 20:42:50 EST Argh why wont the last 15 pounds go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x26420076 So I walk and run for 90 minutes a day, do shadow boxing, and strength exercise for 30 min a day 3 times a week. I only eat 1200 calories and still nothing. <BR> <BR> It has been 3 weeks of this lol maybe I just shouldnt worry anymore and just stay this size but I made the goal and want to stick with it. <BR> <BR> Any advice? <BR> <BR> Kim Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:13:29 EST Sparks Rally http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x26407214 I have been reading a lot about the Spark Rallies that are taking place everywhere. Does anyone know if we are having any here, either in NS, NF, NB or PEI? <BR> <BR> Jae Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:07:29 EST I want to be overweight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x26186630 I saw this challenge on another Team and as it had already started a while ago, I would like to start it for our team as well. <BR> <BR> This is all about BMI, right now I am listed as Obese on the BMI calculator and that upsets me to no end. I am going on vacation in September and would like to be listed as Overweight by then. <BR> <BR> I would like to present this challenge to everyone else on the team that would like to go from Obese to Overweight by the end of August. That would give ... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 11:25:30 EST How Accurate is BMI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x26186371 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have a question about BMI. I am a very short person, 5' 0" and I am trying to get back into a healthy lifestyle. I weigh myself on the 1st and the 15th of every month, no more. I am not stuck on what the scales say at all as I measure as well and go by the inches I have lost as a more accurate measure. <BR> <BR> However, having said that, I hate the fact that the BMI has me listed as Obese. Even when I was at my smallest years ago and wore a size 5-7, it still had me a... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 11:17:05 EST HAD A ROUGH WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x26038202 what a week. I could have eaten the whole house and then some....I was lucky that I still lost 1 lb. Few...sure am glad. Wed, 3 Jun 2009 12:12:04 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x26003006 I've been on SP since 2006 and just recently started back at it with resolve. I've been making lifestyle changes with diet and exercise since last year and started using SP again a month or so ago. I never realized that there was actually a team in my area, who knew? <BR> <BR> I'm originally from a small town in NF and have lived in NS for about 18 years total. I'm single with no kids, however I have a niece and nephew that I spend a lot of time with. I have a workout buddy, however she is ... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 09:52:53 EST Anyone from Bathurst, New Brunswick? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x25909807 Anyone here from Bathust, New Brunswick? Sure would like to know. Fri, 29 May 2009 15:35:22 EST New here and excited for my new life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x25809019 Hello everyone. I am new here. Been lurking around for a few days but decided to jump in tonight. <BR> <BR> One thing I am wondering about and it may sound like a stupid question so I apologize in advance for it.......at the bottom of certain peoples posts is a "chart" showing weight loss and goals. How do I get one of those? Yes I am computer illiterate a bit lol. thanks in advance and I hope to be on the boards often. Mon, 25 May 2009 21:56:44 EST Fitness Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x25744014 So I was just wondering if anyone in Halifax area know of any groups, or people who do / are willing to try and organize things like hikes, and other activities to help stay on track, get in some extra exercise, and mingle? Fri, 22 May 2009 16:33:50 EST I need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x25597749 Hello to everyone, <BR> I am having a problem and I am wondering if any of you can give me advice. I tend to do good during the day, following my eating plan. I run into problems at night, and I mean I get up at night to eat. I know this might sound stupid...a 42 year old woman can't stop eating at night. I tend to get up 3-4 times during the night to use the bathroom and to get to the bathroom I have to go throuth the kitchen. Anything on the counter is fair game...crackers,muffins,cookies..... Sun, 17 May 2009 09:07:56 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x25581581 I would like to thank everyone who sent me encouraging messages. I was surprised and amazed that so many of you care and take the time to wish me well. A special thanks goes out to EDWARDS 1411 for the goodie you sent. I am still figuring out the web site so please forgive me if I'm a bit slow at first. Again a big THANK YOU to you all. <em>304</em> Sat, 16 May 2009 11:06:55 EST hi 'yall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x25541690 hello to everyone. I am from Digby County Nova Scotia <BR> I have quite a bit of weight to lose but I plan to take baby steps and I know I will get there <BR> Thu, 14 May 2009 17:13:11 EST May 2009 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x25193313 Hi all, <BR> I figured I give it another try. I posted a challenge for April, walking across the east coast provinces. We started with PEI. According to my google search it's 195 km long. We didn't quite get there (there was only three of us and we started part way through the month). I figure lets try it again. <BR> Whenever you walk, inside or out, track your km. Post them here.(Please round to the nearest 0.5 for easier calculations). I'll total them up to see if we can walk 195 km during ... Fri, 1 May 2009 16:02:56 EST April 2009 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x24688033 Hi all, <BR> I just joined this team last week. I came in looking for a challenge and noticed the entries are a year old. Not a lot of forum activity I see. I'm hoping to change that. I noticed in some of the old chats that someone mentioned a walking challenge. See if we can walk across a province. I thought it sounded like a good idea. So I'm hoping everyone will log in every day and track their km walked to see if we can walk across some provinces. I figure because this month has already s... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:40:15 EST Help with the measurement and weight calculator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x24333234 Could anyone help me figure out how to update my measurements and weight? <BR> <BR> Many thanks! Wed, 1 Apr 2009 12:24:27 EST Newbie from Halifax http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x24228224 Hey everyone, I'm a newbie from Halifax. I'm 27 and have let myself go over the last year big time. I want to lose about 30-40lbs to get back to where I use to be. More than that though I just want to be fit like I use to be. I don't feel like myself at all anymore. I had put weight on and was the largest I ever was about 3 yrs ago but was able to lose it. I'm so close to being that large again and I'm more than depressed about it. I'm definitely an emotional eater and as much as I want to lo... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:56:23 EST daily check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x23784505 Hey everybody, <BR> <BR> THought I would start a new post for this week. Things have been going ok - but not great. I havent seen the scale move at all in the past few weeks. I have been going to the gym - but I am also not eating very well. <BR> <BR> This week I am going to plan my meals for the week and then follow it. I will go to the gym at least 4 times this week. This is my promise to myself. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a great day. TOday we are off to the HOme Sho... Sat, 14 Mar 2009 09:01:00 EST New from NL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x22380252 Hi everyone! I just joined this group today but I've been active again on Sparkpeople since the beginning of the month. I am here to lose 30-ish pounds that are hanging around from baby #2 who was born in early October. I lost 50 pounds in 2007 after the birth of my firstborn and a big part of that loss was because of Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> I live in St. John's now but have lived in a number of places around the province - born in Port Aux Basques, grew up in Lewisporte & Goose Bay, and univ... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:44:51 EST Annapolis Valley, NS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x21866268 HEY so happy there is a page for east-coasters!!! <BR> Who else can sympathize with all this crappy weather that makes you want to hibernate! <BR> <BR> I realized that the cold this winter was keeping me from my love of exercise. I bought myself the tools to do all my workout at home so I didn't have the excuse of it's too cold to walk outside. Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:14:32 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x21793866 Hi everyone,I was born in Halifax, NS and raised in Riverview,NB but I am presently living in Victoria,BC. Just last week I got back from visiting family in NB. I look forward to connecting with people on this team forum. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 21:10:32 EST Hi from a Newf in Cape Breton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x21659793 I'm not new to Spark but am new to using the message boards. Just wanted to say hello to everyone and wish you well with your goals. <BR> <BR> Hopefully this will be the year I actively commit to my healthy lifestyle goals. Fri, 9 Jan 2009 10:25:35 EST New In Saint John NB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x21641406 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new to this - trying to get back to being the healthy fit person I used to be. I work full time - full time mom to 2 teens - part time student - married - and want to get back to being healthy!!! <BR> <BR> Shauna Thu, 8 Jan 2009 20:25:31 EST Hi, from Corner Brook, Newfoundland! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x21428422 I'm Brand new to the site...still trying to learn to navigate. I'm here because I want to start feeling healthy. My goal is to lose 15 lbs....I know it is not a lot...but when you don't have a lot of motivation it can seem like a hundred. Wish me luck! Sat, 3 Jan 2009 18:03:18 EST hi maritimers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x21261851 glad to see some sparks people so close to home. i am from p.e.i. i have been on the sparks team for a while but have not been doing much weight, so now i hope to change that with your help. i really need to get on the band wagon.i have about 50 lbs. to lose. signing of. hope to here from some of you,like words of encouragment. Mon, 29 Dec 2008 17:06:54 EST Hi from Halifax! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x21259662 Just wanted to say hello to all. Good to see that there is an East Coast page on here. I am a super morbidly obese man weighing in at (last weigh-in) 533 pounds. My heaviest was 588 and 1/2!! My fear is that December has beaten me down and once again I have likely gained some if not all the weight lost since October of this year. It is a vicious cycle that I am in and quite frankly am tired of living this way. I hope I can get some support from SparkPeople but I know I have to work hard at th... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 15:50:45 EST Hello from Halifax http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x20365644 Hey everyone :) <BR> I'm Amy and I'm a sahm to my 2 year daughter and 2 month old son. <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all better! Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:35:29 EST Fun Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x19308969 I found this little game on a leader's team page and thought you might get a giggle from it! <BR> My name is Sloopy Pottydunkin! <BR> <BR> The following is excerpted from a children's book, Captain Underpants And the Perilous Plot Professor Poopypants, by Dave Pilkey, in which the evil Professor forces everyone to assume new names... <BR> <BR> <BR> So:- <BR> <BR> 1. Use the 3rd letter of your first name to determine your New first name: <BR> a = snickle <BR> b = doombah <BR> c = go... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 20:37:34 EST Hello from St John's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x18669502 Hello I am married and a mother of three. I am looking for support and friendships. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:20:05 EST Halloween "Frighten Those Pounds Away" Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x18476124 We haven't had any challenges for a while now so I've decided to try a new challenge from now until Halloween (October 31st). The idea is to try to get in at least 31 minutes of exercise every day until Halloween and see how we do. Firm up those spooky sagging muscles, lose a frightening 10 pounds, work off some of that ghoulish figure...whatever! Post your minutes or lack of them here! <BR> <BR> Who's up for this creepy challenge? <em>275</em> Sun, 14 Sep 2008 19:44:27 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x17265585 Hi there! I'm from Halifax, NS, and am very new to the site, but I look forward to getting to know everyone! Thu, 31 Jul 2008 23:48:16 EST Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x16371450 Hey everyone!! <BR> <BR> I am just back from being on vacation for a week with the kids, and things were not too bad while I was away. I managed to get some exercise in, but you know those lovely desserts that family love to feed you! ugghhh! Anyway, I'm home again and hopefully back on track. Summer is going to send me for a loop with all the kids home. I have to get myself on a schedule! <BR> <BR> Anyone have any tips for me?? Thu, 3 Jul 2008 07:42:43 EST Hi from Nova Scotia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x15861604 Hi all. I'm a new spark member hoping to find some help and support. Lost 70lbs 2 years ago, but gained it all back last year. :( Haven't had a chance to look over the whole site yet, but looks like lots of helpful tools to use. Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:37:56 EST Hello from St. John's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x15849734 Hi, I'm Jackie and I'm in St. John's Newfoundland (Da Rock!). I just finished university and got my degree in Kinesiology. I'm in decent shape, but feel I can do more to get into better shape. Diabetes runs in both sides of both sides of my family, so staying healthy is very important to me. I joined SP to find a place for support and motivation, when I can't find it in myself. If there's anyone on this list in my area, I'd love to meet up and go for a walk/hike/bike or just to discuss h... Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:36:46 EST Hello from Cape Breton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x15698573 Hello, I am new here and wishing everyone good luck with their goals.. <em>137</em> Tue, 10 Jun 2008 22:21:06 EST Hello from Fredericton NB! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x15623021 Hi everyone! <BR> I'm Chan from Fredericton. I'm glad to have found this group of people close to home. I love the website, but sometimes it's hard to really connect with a weight loss buddy that you know you will never meet. I have about 90 lbs to lose and would love to get to know you guys, so that we can meet our goal and succeed together. Good luck to all. <BR> <BR> Chan Sun, 8 Jun 2008 12:45:28 EST Hi from Saint John http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x14659669 Hi everyone! My name is Denise and I live in Saint John NB. I have never used message boards before but I am hoping that it will help me with this journey which I so desperately need to begin. My husband and I would like to have another baby (our son is going to be 7 in June) which has prompted me to try once again to lose weight. I am at my heaviest ever and feeling a little overwhelmed by how much I have to lose. I look forward to sharing my ups and downs with all of you! Mon, 5 May 2008 12:01:49 EST I heard a rumor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x14343428 I heard a rumor that the price of rice was going to double and they are already about to ration it in the States. I eat allot of brown rice since I started dieting or my life style change will this affect anyone else this badly? I eat it at least 3-5X's a week. Thu, 24 Apr 2008 20:48:57 EST Where did everyone go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x14327293 I have missed posting on this site, where we have people in our own area not just from far away. I like feeling close to home. Hope you all still do to. Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:03:15 EST Challenges for April and May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x14322026 This section doesn't seem to be very active. <BR> Is there a challenge for April..I realize I'm a little late for it...lol, just wondering what it was? <BR> Is there one for May? <BR> We need to get this board more active! Thu, 24 Apr 2008 08:35:53 EST Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x13562738 New here...from PEI, any others from PEI? Mon, 31 Mar 2008 13:04:45 EST Southwestern Nova Scotia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x13543896 Just wanted to say Hi..I'm new on here and hoping to here some great stories of weight loss or some new tips anything to help.. Sun, 30 Mar 2008 21:21:50 EST St. John's, NL / Tely 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x13511963 Hey anyone here in the St. John's or Newfoundland area ... and further on that, anyone running the Tely 10 on July 27th?? Sat, 29 Mar 2008 15:19:18 EST Hi from Upper Musquodoboit, NS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x12836010 I am looking to lose this weight with the help of sparkpeople Tue, 4 Mar 2008 19:04:42 EST Hi in Halifax http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x12763530 Just recently checking out SparkPeople again. I'm recently moved to Halifax after living in NB for the past 8 years. <BR> <BR> I just signed up for the Weekend Walk to End Breast Cancer in Halifax, so my goal is to get this baby weight off before that walk! 40 lbs to go. <BR> <BR> P.S. If you'd like to give a donation there's a link on my profile! Sun, 2 Mar 2008 12:26:01 EST March challenge anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x12636086 We sure pooped out in February. Anyone have inspiration for a challenge to get us going in March? Any of you newbies ready to show us up? Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:04:14 EST Anybody In Saint John NB? Or am I the only one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x12627655 Hey wanted to find some people in SJ to share exercise classes, dining places and just about anything else that will help. What I would really like is Belly Dancing or even an Aerobics class that didn't involve a gym membership. Anybody care to share? Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:25:12 EST Saint John Nber here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x12518856 Hi everyone, <BR> Just thought I'd introduce myself. <BR> Name is Cindy. I live in Saùint John NB. <BR> Been a member of sparkpeople for a long time now. <BR> I have a team that I run called "Country Music Lovers wanting to lose weight" Unfortunately most of my members are American. It would be great if I lived in the U.S then that way there's local people to help me out. I feel lonely over there though. So if you like country music and are Canadian, come and join the team! <BR> Take Care,... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 16:40:31 EST Hi from Fredericton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x12381386 I'm so glad I found this group so I can connect with some fellow Maritimers. I have lived in Fredericton pretty much my whole life although I lived in the Annapolis Valley of NS for 6 years, everywhere from Greenwood to Wolfville pretty much. Anyways, just wanted to say Hi! Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:48:20 EST Any Spark from Prince Edward Isand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x12255259 HI I am new to Spark and would like a buddy from here.Someone to chat with and help me get started <BR> Wed, 13 Feb 2008 17:57:30 EST PC 28-day Healthy eating challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x11909974 Check this out! I was trying to plan my grocery shopping online (now that the supermarkets start their specials on Sat. it's that or visit the stores twice in 1 day). The Superstore homepage has something called the "28 day healthy eating challenge". If you go to PC.ca/challenge you can check it out. <BR> When you enter your particulars it selects a calorie range for you (1500, 1800, 2100) and then gives you a 4 week eating plan with all your meals laid out, with alternates, a lot like the s... Sat, 2 Feb 2008 11:17:21 EST Any ideas for a February challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x11894615 Who's got an idea? Bring it on. Do you want something related to food or fitness? Think about it but not too long - Feb is a short month! <BR> <BR> Wanda Fri, 1 Feb 2008 20:53:59 EST Just found SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x11681665 Hey there, <BR> I am new to SparkPeople and the team. I am a mom of 2 boys, 2.5 and 5 months. <BR> I am ready to get back into shape again and no donut is ever going to make me feal as good as I feel when I am in shape!! <BR> Oh yeah, I live in Halifax. Sat, 26 Jan 2008 08:13:43 EST Hi From Moncton! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x11671420 Hey Everyone, <BR> I'm Tracey I live in Moncton with my hubby and my two sweet boys, (or the reasons for my muffin top). I'mh hoping to lose 30lbs. I just joined this week and so far I've been doing great. I even managed to get my butt out of bed at 6am to run!! And we all know how cold it has been this week! <BR> <BR> So what part of the AP is everyone from? <BR> Cheers! <BR> T Fri, 25 Jan 2008 19:00:42 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x11549552 Just thought I'd say hi to everyone, I'm new to the group, I live in Meadowvale, near Greenwood N.S. I started this program this month so I am also new to the site. I think this is a great program, I have tried many others and nothing seemed to last so I'm hoping for the best. Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:06:45 EST January exercise challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x11244457 OK, better late than never. Let's record every day if & what exercise we do. (I know I need the encouragement and accountability.) <BR> Here's me for today: I did 48 minutes on my dance video game (a DDR clone). Sat, 12 Jan 2008 21:53:45 EST Waving to my new team mates from Kentville, NS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x11240211 Hello everyone my name is Heather. I'm married with three teenage children. I got serious with Spark as of Jan. 1/08 and just as it was "My time" to quit smoking this is the year to lose the weight and get fit again and stay that way. I haven't had a smoke for 1 month, 3weeks. I've followed the sparks diet since New Years, and I'm part of a challenge that has me doing cardio 35 minutes a day for 5 days of the week. I'm taking things slow and haven't added strength training in just yet. ... Sat, 12 Jan 2008 18:49:37 EST Ready To Live Again!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x10839518 Just a quick Hello and Happy New Year to everyone. Mon, 31 Dec 2007 11:35:59 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x10838399 Hey everybody, I hope your family celebrations went well and hope everybody a safe and happy New Years Eve Celebration. HOping to see the activity pick up here again in the new year. <BR> <BR> Michelle Mon, 31 Dec 2007 10:56:11 EST Possible December challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x10270312 any ideas for a December challenge? Maybe a recipe challenge for best dessert to take to a potluck, or just a challenge to stay on track during all the parties. I know I've got a lot coming up where there are days I'm going to not have much time to eat a proper meal, but everyone will be offering me coffee runs, or a bite of the pizza from next door and such, and my goal is to actually realize about what I'm putting in my mouth those days.... (thankfully my assistant knows I'm on Spark, and... Mon, 26 Nov 2007 17:31:25 EST New spiny member of the family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=930x10309x10248118 Hey all! While it's not directly related to my weight loss (other than some lovely stress relief), I thought I'd post about our new addition. <BR> <BR> As of today, I'm the proud mom of an African hedgehog. I've been trying to get one from a breeder for a few months without any luck, but I suddenly got news today that my breeder found a breeder in Montreal with babies ready to go! So next weekend, I'll have a little ball of spines with me at last. <BR> <BR> I'm so excited! :) Sun, 25 Nov 2007 14:25:06 EST Introducing our new team leader... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x10160742 Wanda (conranw) has graciously offered to help me as co-leader for our team. I know she will do a great job! Mon, 19 Nov 2007 09:24:29 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x10134869 Hi everyone, I'm new! <BR> <BR> I'm from Moncton, New Brunswick. Sat, 17 Nov 2007 14:37:55 EST November Challenge - Remake a holiday favorite http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x9744323 Hello Everyone, <BR> It seemed really quiet on this team for a while so I thought that I would add a new challenge. I had posted a few weeks ago that maybe we could have a holiday recipe exchange which was met with some positive replys so I was thinking even one step further. <BR> <BR> How about taking an old holiday favorite and seeing how you can rework it and add it to the new healthy lifestyle that we are all trying to life with. <BR> <BR> So here is my contribution: <BR> <BR> Cranb... Sun, 28 Oct 2007 10:07:31 EST Just joined today.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x9662595 Hi East Coasters! <BR> I am a 27 yr old from St. John's, Newfoundland. I have and 18 month old son and have been married for about 2 months. I am no stranger to diet and exercise.. my whole life feels like one diet after another. I have been very successful in the past with losing and maintaining a healthy weight but after a back injury in June have only now just been able to resume light exercise. I have 22 lbs to my goal weight and know its now or never. Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:56:55 EST Hi there Canadian Friends!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x9595886 Just wanted to introduce myself, i'm 28 from Moncton NB and been on the site for almost a month now and just love it !!! I think it's a big motivation to come on the site daily and read and learn new things everyday !! Good luck to all with your journeys !! <em>252</em> Fri, 19 Oct 2007 21:12:22 EST Annapolis Valley NS walker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10309x9097223 Just wondering if there is anyone else here from my area? Mon, 24 Sep 2007 12:22:10 EST September Blast off Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x8548515 Hey All, I came up with this Challenge based off the one we did in June. I changed it a bit for some variety but kept most of it the same. <BR> <BR> 5 - servings of fruits and veggies per day <BR> 4 - servings of high fiber foods per day (to learn about high fiber check out http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/refere<BR>nce_fiber.asp ) <BR> 3 - servings of whole grains per day <BR> 2 - servings of milk per day <BR> 1 - alternative source of protein per day (nuts, soy,dairy, etc - for more ide... Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:55:04 EST August - Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x8103159 "Trying to get our daily eight glasses of water." <BR> <em>91</em> Sat, 4 Aug 2007 19:48:51 EST July 27 - August 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=930x10309x7918842 Hello All, I just wanted to let everyone know that for the next 10 days I will be on vacation in Newfoundland and I won't be checking in quite as often. I will definaltey check at least every other day but if you don't hear from me then you at least know I haven't abandoned anybody and I haven't given up. I have decided to try maintaining while I am away and not try to lose. As I often say, maintaining is half the battle and I think that it's time I gave myself a little break. Don't worry I w... Thu, 26 Jul 2007 13:03:30 EST n0obie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x7904177 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm a n0ob to the east coasters group. I live in Moncton, NB. I'm not really new to spark though. I used to be a member, but closed my account and recently rejoined - with renewed motivation! Wed, 25 Jul 2007 19:03:00 EST July Challenge #2 - when morale isn't enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x7542068 Okay. I am having some serious trouble in July and I need a challenge to keep me on track more than beign nice to people. SO my addtional challenge for myself and anyone else who would like to join is to try and stay within my calories everyday for the rest of the month. I will post here daily. Sat, 7 Jul 2007 11:53:57 EST July Challenge - for morale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=519x10309x7374764 Everyday in the month of July do something nice for someone. Sparkguy is always saying that being healthy involves more than eating and exercise and I agree. Do something nice for someone (it doesn't have to be big) and post it here everyday. And just so everyone else knows, my husband is always telling spouses count as someones too! Thu, 28 Jun 2007 13:41:47 EST How are you going to be a healthier person today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x7348084 Today I am going to stay with in my calorie range, play football an dplay softball. I am also going to fit in strength training! Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:42:47 EST June Blast off challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6837064 I stole this from one of the other message boards and modifed it Candian East COaster style :) <BR> <BR> 5 - Eat 5 servings of fruit or vegetables daily <BR> 4 - Have 4 servings of fish this month, 1 a week <BR> 3 - Eat 3 servings of whole grains daily (this will be a hard one for me!) <BR> 2 - servings of milk daily <BR> 1 - try 1 new vegetable/fruit a week <BR> <BR> Blast off! - Blast off the pounds by either exercising or strength training or stretching everyday! <BR> <BR> Post daily an... Wed, 30 May 2007 15:09:20 EST Crappy weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6629880 Is anyone feeling dragged down by the grey, rainy, crummy weather these days? I just can't seem to get motivated anymore. I can't walk outside, I don't want to go to the pool because I'm wet after and get cold just driving home. Yuck! I've got my new bike but I can't even go anywhere with it in the rain. <BR> <BR> Boo hoo. Sat, 19 May 2007 08:07:29 EST Join The Spark on Cape Breton Island http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6622755 Hey ya'll!! I'm from St. Peter's Cape Breton Island. I love my little village, I created this group because i just thought it would be nice to have a community based team, and narrow it down to more than the maritimes or canada, Most cape bretoners can relate to one another, so i thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to draw people to a healthy lifestyle here on the island, by joining forces and lending encouragement. <BR> http://teams.sparkpeople.com/The_Spark_i<BR>n_Cape_Breto... Fri, 18 May 2007 19:50:41 EST General discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6514752 Happy Mother's day to everyone whose a Mother... <em>179</em> Sun, 13 May 2007 12:18:41 EST 5 healthy activities you love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6294131 1. I love to read and it helps me read about exercise and nutrition. <BR> 2. I love to ice skate and when the rink is open I go as often as I can. <BR> 3. I love my exercise ball and use it as a desk chair when I'm not doing crunches on it. <BR> 4. I love to walk my dog and I try to get out for an hour every day the weather is good. <BR> 5. I love cardio strip class, it is a lot of fun and I'm getting fitter while having a blast. <BR> <BR> How bout you? What do you do? <BR> <BR> There... Tue, 1 May 2007 13:09:46 EST May Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6286845 Okay here is our first real challenge. I challenge everyone to get 30 minutes of exercise a day. You can double up the day before if you know you can't exercise the next day but you cannot make up your exercise on the day after. I would like everyone to post here the exercise they do everyday and for how long. Of course if you don't want to take part in this challenge then there is no pressure to do so but it can only make you healthier! Tue, 1 May 2007 08:26:46 EST Excercise Options on the East Coast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6268209 Hey! Everyone knows, if you live in Eastern Canada, the weather isn't always perfect for exercise outdoors. I just came back from a walk, sweaty, cold and flushed. The weather is a chilly 3 degrees, overcast and foggy. I wanted to know what fellow East Coasters do to beat the weather and exercise successfully! <BR> <BR> Let me know what kinds of different exercises you do to buff up, tone up, and shed pounds! <BR> Mon, 30 Apr 2007 10:32:12 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6156908 Hi, <BR> Hope I'm doing this in the right place. <BR> <BR> I joined SP quite a while ago, then quit. But now I'm back. <BR> <BR> I live in NS, on the South Shore. Am a mostly SAHM to our son and daughter, work one hour a day at their school as a playground supervisor. <BR> <BR> Dorothy Tue, 24 Apr 2007 07:07:54 EST Post here if you've screwed up royally... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6128856 I had over 4000 calories on Saturday.It was mexican night with friends (we only do it once every 2 months, thank God). The sad thing is that I thought that I was doing well (not within my budget but better than 4000 cals). If I had of forgotten the daiquiris (I estimate I had 9) and the corn chips (I think I ate half a large bag) and the guacamole that I had to have with them, I would have only been at 2000. Oh well, it's only a mistake if I don't learn from it. Sun, 22 Apr 2007 19:51:33 EST Need some attention for a job well done? Post here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6081219 Hello all! I started this post so that when you have some good news regarding your progress you can post it here so you can spread the word and get some congratulations. For example, I just lost another 1/2 a pound. Now you all post and tell me how proud you are of me! Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:48:15 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6062985 I just joined this team...actually I just joined SP and have been asked to introduce myself. So here I go! My name is Tina and I live in NS...which right about now should be called the North Pole because Spring has yet to arrive! I also am a member of Weight Watchers. A friend of mine told me to check out this site...and here I am! Thus far, in about a year and a quarter I have lost 61 pounds. I have a ways to go yet. Hmmm...I guess that's it. Later Wed, 18 Apr 2007 15:12:58 EST Challenge #1 - list 10 things baout yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6053280 So apparently the purpose of a Sparkteam is to increase motivation but since we are still small and starting in the middle of the month, I thought we should start off by getting to know each other a little better. Make sure your 10 things are somehting that we don't already know. I will start.. <BR> <BR> #1 - I need to lose a minimum of 47 lbs <BR> #2 - My husband needs to lose 30 lbs but is in denial <BR> #3 - I a sister in NL, a sister in ON and a sister in MB, no brothers <BR> #4 - The re... Wed, 18 Apr 2007 07:39:09 EST Another east coaster newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x6052092 Hi my name is Lauren,21 years old and i'm from New Brunswick, love it here. How is everybody? Anybody close to central NB? <em>249</em> Wed, 18 Apr 2007 02:19:42 EST Introduce yourself here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10309x5924251 Well, I guess this is the worst part of creating a team...right now i am a team of one! But hopefully not for long! Wed, 11 Apr 2007 13:00:09 EST