SparkPeople SparkRaleigh- the Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10321 SparkPeople members in and anywhere around Raleigh, NC SparkPeople SparkRaleigh- the Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10321 Join us for Light the Night-Leukemia Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25072x10321x58563034 Hi everyone, <BR> I hope this is ok to post. I am a three year survivor of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. My family and friends take part in Light the Night here in Raleigh each year since I was diagnosed. This is a fun fundraising walk to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Our goal this year is to have a bigger team and raise at least $1,500. Last year was the first time I was healthy enough to walk and so far looking good for this year too! :) We would love to have new folks join ou... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:45:49 EST Raleigh Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x58562955 Hi there, <BR> Well this is my second attempt with Spark People-last time got sidetracked plus forgot the passwords. I am trying to finish losing weight-need drop about another 40-50 pounds. Before cancer, almost three years ago, I was about 40 pounds heavier. I am happy with the loss of weight but I need to drop more to be in the healthy BMI range. So thought this was a great place to go for the rest of this journey. I recently moved to Raleigh,been in Triangle area for years. So I guess th... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:36:09 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x57624475 Hi all! I'm new to the board...I' look forward to connecting with the group. Any weight loss and fitness tips are greatly appreciated! Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:44:29 EST Anybody else doing Ella's Race? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x56844602 Just curious if anyone else is doing Ella's Race in Raleigh on March 22? They have both a 5K and 10K. <BR> <link>cfaraceseries.com/races/103/pages/81<BR>3-course </link> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:31:01 EST Beautiful day for a run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x56615523 I knew I could share on here without family and friends wanting to choke the life out of me. They got 5-7 inches of snow in back home in MI and they're not real happy with me sharing pictures of sunshine and post on FB with weather updates. <BR> <BR> Decided since most of the snow should have been melted I would take my run outside today. It was a little chilly and windy when I headed out, but decided against my long sleeve technical shirt. And I am glad I did, in the short period of a hour ... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 12:14:52 EST Camp Gladiator Boot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x56537525 If anyone is interested in outdoor boot camps. Camp Gladiator is a great option. Camp Gladiator is an award-winning outdoor fitness boot camp that made it's debut in North Carolina in 2013. <BR> <BR> Check out the website learn more about this year round outdoor boot camp. There are over 17 locations in RDU. <BR> <BR> www.campgladiator.com Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:45:03 EST New to the area...sort of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x56505384 Hi everyone, my name is Bobbie and I have been with SP on and off or 8 years and I absolutely love it. <BR> <BR> I currently live in Michigan, for another 26 hours at least. Then I am on the road for NC. I am relocating with my boyfriend since he got a great employment opportunity and wouldn't take it unless I agreed to go. We came down over Thanksgiving and again over Christmas and I absolutely loved it. <BR> <BR> I will be moving about 45 minutes east of Raleigh, but since it is only 45 ... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 04:06:48 EST An Invitation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x56126509 Greetings, SparkRaleigh teammates! <BR> <BR> I know that the start of the year is a time when many of us resolve to regain focus on healthy eating and healthy living. I've been SParking for almost five years and have been maintaining for 4.5 of those years. <BR> <BR> Without a doubt, the support of Spark Friends have given me the motivation to get focused when I started losing focus, and the support I need to maintain.I <BR> <BR> If you are looking for a fun way to stay motivated as you... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:14:33 EST Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x56067369 Let's have a place where we can say what's going on in our lives and keep in touch. Afraid I'm a bit of a downer right now, due to coming home sick from the family cruise and having it develop into a nasty sinus infection which doesn't seem to want to go away completely. When my thyroid went really hyper in August and put me in A-fib (and in the hospital!), I was put on anti-thyroid meds that seem to have revved up my appetite and made pounds pile on alarmingly quickly. It seems my body is... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:52:03 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x55911612 My name is Sarah. I live in North Carolina and enjoy working out, running and playing soccer. I am on here to meet people, make new friends, and lose some weight. Due to some injuries, I have gained a bunch of weight and would like to go back to before I got married when I was about 50lbs lighter. <BR> <BR> -ps sorry about the double post on the spraleigh board--i wasn't paying attention when i posted earlier Sun, 8 Dec 2013 17:19:51 EST Returning Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x55739989 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm returning to SparkPeople after an absence and just want to say hello. I know that a lot of people are busy through the holidays, but I'm hoping there might be a meet up somewhere between now and Christmas. Please check out my SparkPage if you'd like. I've been on Facebook and found that it doesn't offer much in the way of support and positive feedback for weight loss or even health issues. Hope to be in touch with some of you soon. <BR> <BR> Sylvia Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:39:34 EST Hello - seeking workout buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x55175596 Hello everyone! Never really done anything like this before but here it goes! I joined this site a while back but never really tracked/did anything with it and I'm trying to be more responsible with tracking things! <BR> <BR> I would love to meet people who want to go out and be active in Raleigh/surrounding areas. I'm by no means in shape however, so I'm looking for someone who would like to go hiking/walking, maybe play a little tennis, etc. Nothing too crazy to start with! :) I really en... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 13:43:07 EST Time for a Re-Boot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x54067316 Hi All! My name is Whitney, and I'm back on SparkPeople looking for a reboot after close to a year of nursing a back and ankle injury. I'm getting ready to start off my "new" healthy program with 3 weeks on the Whole Living Action Plan. Anyone out there also working to lose some weight following REAL food plans?? (no 0 carb, low-fat, etc for me - I want real food, not processed or fake). Tue, 9 Jul 2013 22:41:00 EST Hi, Team! Let's Get Something Going Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x54062655 Well, in a moment of (probable) insanity, I volunteered to give leading this team a try. I live north of Apex near Jordan Lake, so am not all that Raleigh-centric. I was wondering for how many people this might be the case, and whether we should broaden the focus a bit. I'd love to hear where everyone's from and what they expect of an active team. Do you want meetings every few weeks? Do they need to involve physical activity? Do we need a planning meeting for those interested in taking... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 15:22:08 EST TWICE MONTHLY MEET-UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x53016038 Hi Everyone- <BR> I'd like to start two events in Raleigh and will gladly co-ordinate. I hope you'll find yourself being a part of a group designed for good helpful purposes. <BR> <BR> One is a weekly excercise meet, the other is a twice a month dinner meet. Please consider one of the other? Feel we can all benefit from like minded friends struggling with weight control...always great to spend time with those that have a good influence on us. Let's work together and help each other? <BR> <B... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:48:51 EST About me...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x52713914 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm working towards weight loss and so far experience more sucess exercising than sticking to the diet! If anyone wants to join me on an excercise walk, please get in touch! This Friday I'll be walking (holiday off) at 10 am in North Raleigh, send me an email if you'd like to go. bcm341@netzero.net Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:13:11 EST Come join my team for the NAMIWalk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25072x10321x52635996 Hi All! <BR> <BR> I have signed up as captain of a team to walk in the 2013 NAMIWalk in Raleigh. There is some information below about the organization I am representing, Bring Change 2 Mind, as well as it's partner, National Alliance on Mental Illness. The walk is 2.5 miles and is in Raleigh. This is a topic that is very important to me and what I do for a living. Please consider joining my team to help raise awareness of mental health issues and working on some fitness at the same time... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:22:54 EST Wakefiel /Factory Y with children http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x52635403 Does anyone here workout at these facilities and also have a toddler/preschooler in the Playhouse? I am having pretty severe issues with my 2.5 yr old refusing to stay in childcare for over a month now (was previously fine)....just checking to see if there might be someone here I could potentially synch workouts work and find a "friend" for her to look forward to seeing....long shot but you never know if you don't ask, lol! Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:30:53 EST Team Co-leader Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x52623813 Hello everyone, <BR> This team needs a co-leader. I need some help if anyone has some spare time they want to contribute. Any help you can give I would appreciate it. Email me if you are interested. <BR> Thanks <BR> Larry Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:12:29 EST North Raleigh Fitness Partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x52621636 Hi - I live in NRaleigh and am looking for someone to excercise with me on any occasions you have time? <BR> <BR> After 5 weekdays or weekends any time for fast fitness type walking, bicycling, raquetball or tennis (practice hitting only), or gym workout at Fitness Connection locations or 02 Fitness locations- <BR> LOTS of options-hope to hear from you. Email if interested please! Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:37:42 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x52525061 Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Ladyvee and I'm glad to be here with everyone on my journey to lose weight to control my diabetes and take my life back. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:10:04 EST what's happening with the team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x52521290 are there still meetings on Tuesdays? are there going to be any new group activities scheduled that I have missed out on? <BR> Has life gotten in the way of this group working again? <em>24</em> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:28:12 EST Gym/walking partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x52355919 Female <BR> Apex/Holly Springs/Fuquay areas <BR> Member of ClubWorx in Fuquay <BR> <BR> Hi! <BR> <BR> I would love someone to partner up with for motivation and to hold each other accountable. I would like to go to the gym more and love to walk. I am a high school teacher and also work Wednesday and Thursday evenings plus I have 2 kids and a husband. I am having a hard time fitting fitness in and would love to find someone to encourage me and who maybe has some tricks to fitting fitness ... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 15:22:38 EST What are your hobbies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x52083948 So, what do you like to do for fun? (Aside from tracking your food and exercising, of course!) <BR> <BR> Personally, I crochet, read, play with my kids, and mess around on the computer, among other things. I have also recently joined a public speaking skills club, which is proving to be a lot of fun as well. I also love spending time with my family, many of whom are in town, and my friends. Not sure if that counts as a hobby, but there you go!! Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:34:33 EST New Team Logo Vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x51983750 <em>228</em> <BR> <BR> This thread is so you can vote on your favorite choice for the new team logo. Please do not post anything else on this thread. It will help me tally the votes on Monday. <BR> Thanks <BR> Larry <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 23:59:03 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x51971897 So I've been apart of Spark people for about a week now. I've been trying for the last year to get back down to my pre pregnancy weight but it's been hard to do. So I'm hoping that by using this site I can reach my goal. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 10:16:31 EST New member to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x51899779 Good afternoon all, <BR> <BR> I am new to the team and I am excited about achieving my goals along with each of you. I know we all will have a great year. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:15:02 EST north raleigh meetups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x51887431 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am in the Northern end of Raleigh- toward Wake Forest/Rolesville..Not far from Triangle Town Center..Is anyone interested in meeting up to walk on trails or chit chat in that area? I am 27 and looking for friends in this area as well!! Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:36:24 EST Questions About Results of a Cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x51849312 Hello all, <BR> I have been dealing with a cold for the last 3 days. It has resulted in a noticeable change in both my energy level and appetite. I think in the past this has happened but I have never noticed it before. I was wondering if anyone has experienced this to confirm my hypothesis. It started with being very tired and sleepy on Thursday and Friday. Then Saturday I had a spike in my appetite. I couldn't get full. I went over my calories by about 1000. Today, I have no appetite at al... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:05:21 EST Newbie here! Nice to meet y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x51821399 Hello everyone! <BR> I just joined SparkPeople today after a few days of toying with the decision in my head. <BR> <BR> I'm 19, but will be turning 20 early March, and I'm just tired of being unhealthy. I've always been a heavy girl and, until recently, I was fine with that label. I didn't mind being the biggest of my friends but a recent sit down with my doctor has me wanting to get healthy. If I keep going down this path I'm at risk for becoming diabetic. <BR> <BR> Needles are not my t... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:26:15 EST SparkRaleigh Ranking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x51749262 Way to go Team!! <BR> We are now #35 on sparkpeople.com <BR> We are climbing up the ranks. Keep it up! <BR> <em>205</em> <em>252</em> <em>104</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:49:36 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x51714198 I remember being six years old and feeling sad because I didn't look like the other girls at my school. I grew up in a house where we didn't focus on eating habits, and when I entered college I didn't try and fix the problem. I have went from 212 pounds to 180 pounds over the past year by just keeping an eye on what I eat, but I want to really take control of my weight loss so I joined here! I'm hoping to lose about 35 more pounds. I hope that I can learn and make some new friends by using Sp... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:21:57 EST Spark Raleigh Team Meeting Jan. 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x51703438 We are starting our first Weekly SparkRaleigh Team Meeting on January 22. To find out more go to the SparkRaleigh.com events here: <BR> <link>www.sparkamerica.com/city_main_page.<BR>asp?city=Raleigh </link> <BR> <BR> Come on out and lets support each other in our goals for healthy living. Let your voice be heard about what activities you want to happen. See you there. <BR> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>235</em> <em>48</em> <em>271</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:20:19 EST Fit and Active at Aldi on Harrison http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x51672778 Just got home from shopping at Aldi on Harrison in Cary. For those of you who haven't experienced Aldi bring a quarter and bags. They always have great deals on produce. What they have on stock fluctuates depending on what they can get a good deal on. Right now they have a ton of Fit and Active brand foods. They also have some great deals on home exercise equipment (dumbbells, yoga mats and treadmills). I bought a nice yoga mat for 5$. Just thought I would spread the word. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:47:38 EST Just giving my joining up to the team shout out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x51658071 HI everyone <BR> I am one of those 30 something moms of two kids that has finally kicked herself in the pants and committed to herself to lose some weight and become more physically fit! So far so good. <BR> I am loving the trackers and recipes on this site. I have heard support from weight loss buddies help, so here I am. Thanks in advance. <BR> Have a blessed week! <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:06:59 EST Chance to Earn a Free Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x51611297 I am working on earning a free fitbit on Everymove. How it works is you create a team of people and each member tracks their exercise. The team has until Jan 26 to earn as much points as they can. The more people in the team the easier it is to earn it. You have to set up your team before Jan. 14. I have 9 slots available. You can also start your own team and the points you earn counts for both teams. If you are interested in this great way to motivate exercise send me a message. I will need ... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 22:05:42 EST Face to Face Meeting Location! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x51608024 OSDOWNS has found us a good central location we can have our meetings. For now we will start meeting at the Starbucks off of Lake Boone Trail. Its free and can hold around 12 people. Plus coffee. :) <BR> 3800 Lake Boone Trail <BR> Raleigh, NC 276072927 <BR> <BR> I would like some input on a couple things getting this started. <BR> <BR> 1) How often do we want to meet? <BR> 2) How long? 30 mins or 1 hour? <BR> 3) What day is best for you? This is a tough one cause everyone has different sch... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:06:10 EST New SparkRal eigh.com Activities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x51584594 I added two new activities to SparkRaleigh.com. They are both up coming 5k run/walk events in the area. Lets try and get a group together to walk some of these. Wouldn't it be great if we all wore spark people shirts. Woo hoo! That would be fun. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:29:05 EST Change in Activity Notice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25072x10321x51584529 Instead of using up a whole forum for official activities I will be posting them to the SparkRaleigh.com location. You can access these with the link above. The activities will be on the bottom left side of the screen. I will post when I add new activities in the general forum. <BR> Thank you Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:24:31 EST Goals Met? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x51489480 So I am curious, who can tell us about a News Years Resolution that they successfully kept in the past? Or any important goal, whether it was big or small? Sat, 5 Jan 2013 17:45:02 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x51455794 I just wanted to introduce myself since I am new to SparkPeople. <BR> My name is Megan, I am 18 years old and a freshman in college. <BR> I am in a relationship with a United States Marine who likes to keep me motivated to reach my goals, especially ones to better my health. <BR> I have always tried to keep myself healthy, but when I was 16, I had major shoulder surgery which stopped me from doing many workout and exercises. I was immobile for 2 months and was in rehab for 6 months after that... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 16:38:20 EST Happy New Years Everybody!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x51409814 I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Years! What did you do to celebrate? Did you mind your health or throw it out the window for "just one day"? And do you have any resolutions for 2013? Tue, 1 Jan 2013 09:36:36 EST Great Fitness Motivation Websites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x51363495 I have found some great websites that are helping me get motivated to get out there and move. I wanted to share them with my SparkPeople. <BR> 1) Earndit - You can link this site to many fitness trackers and earn gift certificates and prizes for how much you exercise. <link>www.earndit.com </link> <BR> 2) Everymove - You enter your activity or connect to many tools, like nike+ or fitbit, and earn prizes for exercising. <link>https://everymove.org </link> <BR> 3) Nexercise - This is a fu... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:14:36 EST Brier Creek 5k Run/Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25072x10321x51362707 "January 12 (Saturday) Brier Creek 5K – 5,000 meters – 8 am – Contact: Jennifer Wrigley at jwrigley@tollbrothersinc.com. <BR> <BR> One thing you will not need to worry about at this race is cars getting on the course. The race is run on the cart paths of the beautiful Arnold Palmer golf course at Brier Creek. <BR> <BR> The entry fee is $25, After January 10th, the fee is $30 up to and including race day. In addition to a long-sleeved t-shirt, the fee also includes a post race continental br... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:05:56 EST new to site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x51355981 I live in north Raleigh and am looking for someone who has been at this weight loss thing for awhile to provide some tips on staying motivated. also wouldn't mind a walking partner. I have tried this so many time and know I cannot give up but something has got to be done. would like to get to know some other raleigh members Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:36:10 EST Tell 3 People a week about SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x51345533 Lets get Raleigh healthy. I challenge all of us to tell three people, who don't know about spark people, about our Raleigh Spark Team. I am using the great "you've been sparked" marketing cards available to print. Tell doctors, friends, grocery store cashiers, coffee shop baristas and any one else you can think of. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:17:17 EST New Team - New Logo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x51333839 Hello Team, <BR> The first challenge for January is a new team logo. We need a fresh start. If you want to be a part of this join by posting to this forum. We will accept entries until January 23. I will narrow the entries to 4. Then the team can vote on the one we like the most. So draw it with crayons, pencils or use your Photoshop skills. When designing this logo, let's try and capture what it means to be from Raleigh. I have set up a Photobucket account so we can all view the logos. The l... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:25:24 EST reintrod ucing... for a revived team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x51332825 Hi I am Lynn, I am 52, my primary goal here on sparks is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I have learned a lot and have a lot left to change in my life to help to accomplish my goals. I am a swimmer, bad knees keep me off the beaten path for the most part. But have been adding walking to my routine a few times a day. I stay pretty active everyday and am amazed by the changes in my life in the last year... especially since I joined Spark People. I could never do then what I am doing now. ... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:39:53 EST Official Local Activities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25072x10321x51331782 The advantage of being part of a local team is doing activities together in person. This forum will be how we let you know what we are planning so you can sign up. Please keep this forum clear of all other posts. If you want to volunteer to organize an official activity <em>224</em> , spark-mail me and we can set it up. <BR> Lets get active, <BR> Larry Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:05:58 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x51330382 Hello all, <BR> It looks like the team leader has become inactive for this team. I have officially become the co-leader. I am very excited about getting SP revved up here in Raleigh. I have a lot of fun ideas and will begin posting official activities soon. First I would like to ask everyone what they would like to see their Raleigh SP team doing. We are all local so there are things we can cook up that other teams can't. I want to see some good ideas coming in. Ask yourself "What would help ... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:18:56 EST New to SP in Eastern NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x51318348 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> Where do I even begin? Well, my name is Kristen, and just like everyone else, I'm struggling with getting myself to a healthy weight. I have been trying to lose weight for years now, but I always found an excuse to skip a workout which turned into 2 skipped workouts, then 3, then 4. Then the next thing I knew, I had given up. But this time has to be different. I am a 22 year old college student. I am in my last semester of undergrad, and I'm applying for graduate scho... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 17:54:39 EST Krispy Kreme http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x51054241 Went to the Kripsy Kreme downtown today after church. I bribed my daughter into going to church with me by letting her pick where we eat after church. <BR> <BR> I did something I have never done before, bought 5 donuts. We picked out qa donut for each person in our family and nothing else. <BR> <BR> The woman behind the counter told me I could get a dozen for what it would cost me to get 5, but I just thanked her and went ahead with the 5. <BR> <BR> Took them home. We each ate our donut an... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 12:00:04 EST I'm a noob http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x50537461 hey guys this is my first day here and i am rather enjoying it ^.^ came here for extra motivation Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:00:28 EST Hey Hey Raleigh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x50151660 I know it has been a while, but are ya'll still out there? I am back around, I won't be on as much as I used to (life is crazy right now!) but this team is still "home". I am a little shocked that I am the first one to huddle and it is after 6:30 pm! <BR> <BR> Is anyone still getting together for monthly meet-ups? And if not, is anyone still interested in doing them? <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well, I look forward to hearing from everyone! Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:43:22 EST COLOR ME RAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x49994018 Hi all - this is my first forum post :) <BR> <BR> I didn't know if anyone was going to be doing the COLOR ME RAD 5K at Walnut Creek/TIme Warner in Raleigh on October 27, 2012. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a fantasic day! Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:48:46 EST New to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x49976209 Hello, <BR> My name is Tammy and I am new to Sparkpeople. I have over 100lbs to lose and I KNOW this will be the last time to lose the weight. I am focus and ready to go!!!! Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:34:04 EST Not officially from Raleigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x49768556 Hi everyone!! I didn't see a listing for Cary, so I thought I'd see how welcome neighbors are to this group. I'll just wait for a reply :) Hugs, Marilyn Tue, 4 Sep 2012 16:06:14 EST Roll Call, How are you doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x49528139 trying to get this board more active. Check in here and let us all know how you are doing with your goals, where you workout, whatever you want to share with the group. Calling all Raleigh team members... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:47:08 EST Horse Back Riding? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x49527720 Has anyone visited the Dead Broke Ranch off of Old Creedmoor Road in Raleigh? I am thinking about taking beginner riding lessons there and wonder if this is the right place for a real beginner. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:12:36 EST Where are you Raleigh?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x49388316 With 9300+ members, I would think there is some noise on these message boards....So, what exercise did you do today? <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <em>324</em> <em>320</em> <em>332</em> <em>313</em> <em>353</em> <em>351</em> <em>363</em> <em>358</em> Thu, 9 Aug 2012 20:48:03 EST Upcoming Events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x49360959 Hey Raleigh Sparkers! I was invited to participate in a few events yesterday and wanted to throw them out there if anyone is interested. There is the Zombie Mud Run (5k) <link>www.raleighmudrun.com </link> on September 8th. There is also the MS Bike Ride down in New Burn that same weekend. You can chose to do 30, 50, 75, or 100 miles. On October 28 there is the Hallowed Half Marathon and 10K <link>fsseries.com/index.php?action=event&<BR>event_id=577 </link> . There is also a list of other... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 05:37:30 EST Jacqui B! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x49135746 Hi there! My name is Jacqui... I'm getting married next year and I have a lot of weight to lose... but I'm not particularly losing it so I'll look good on my wedding day, but because I want to feel better. I've done spark people before, but I didn't really get in on the message boards, trying it out this time... maybe it will help me. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:28:22 EST just wanted to say: hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x48432734 Hey sparkraleigh, i am excited to see some sparkpeople in raleigh..i live in clayton, nc and it is nice to know there are someone so close. i am starting once again and pray this time i will stick w/it and make this weightloss work for me...i am looking for some support and hopefully i can support others... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 11:52:22 EST New to the Team but not to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x48342216 Hi, I'm Linda and I live north of Apex in a rural(ish) area which happens to be convenient to Cary, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. My daughter has a small horse farm and I live over the garage, which makes it very convenient for watching my grandson and helping with cooking and laundry. Mounds and mounds of laundry! I haven't lost much weight in almost a year on SP, but I've managed my blood sugar so I no longer seem to be prediabetic. I do yoga and aqua aerobics at Rex Wellness in Cary... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 15:36:35 EST Best of the Best June 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x48211391 Anyone interested in doing a weight loss competition for June? I need something to push me to eat better and be more regular on my exercise. If you feel the same way, lets start a challenge for the entire month of June. The highest % loss using http://www.fitwatch.com/qkcalc/calculate-w<BR>eight-loss-percentage.html <BR> Is bragging rights of being the best in June enough of a push to get people to compete? <BR> we'll see <BR> <BR> June 1st , log in and post your weight. <BR> Every friday, l... Thu, 24 May 2012 11:05:24 EST Just Joined Sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x48180787 Hey to All - I am excited to begin this journey to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. I live in North Raleigh and look forward to learning from everyone in NC! Tue, 22 May 2012 09:49:51 EST Being Closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x48052659 Hello Everyone in the Raleigh area <em>213</em> , my name is Joyce and I live in Wilson, I joined sparks, but it seems so much nicer when you know there are people closer to where I am, I have just recently retired, and am finding myself really being bored, I moved to a place where I know no one,(moved in with my boyfriend), who by the way is a really picky eater, and started eating the things I haven't eaten in years, like red meats and french fries, and it is really telling on me, I am onl... Sun, 13 May 2012 20:23:56 EST I feel special, 9000th team member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x48051704 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am Brad, another yo-yo story here. One and a half years ago, I went from 260 to below 220. Then I got on the wrong wagon and climbed up to 254. Now, thanks to encouragement from friends, I have made to switch back to losing weight and working out. May be looking for more support from friends here to keep me on track. Sun, 13 May 2012 19:13:26 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x47842432 I need help with sticking to my weight loss program. I'll loose fifteen to twenty pounds and I find myself back where I started. This time I haven't been motivated enough to even loose ten pounds. The really sad thing is I have gained 7 pounds. Totally frustrated at the moment. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:35:54 EST Lake Lynn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x47630825 I'm looking for a walking buddy to go around Lake Lynn with me. I usually go from around 7:25 pm ish...would be great to meet some new people! Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:56:55 EST Creedmoor anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x47589511 Hi, I live in creedmoor and belong to the "road to fitness" gym and really love to walk in mydevelopment. Anyone out there live in the area? could use a local fitness supporter / buddy. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:47:32 EST Preggo walking partner- Lake Johnson trail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x47307906 Hey ladies, <BR> I am looking for a walking partner to join me at the Lake Johnson trail…any pregnant ladies interested? I walk at a comfortable pace. <BR> Evenings around 5pm works perfect for me. Let’s walk for about 30 mins. <BR> <BR> Hope to get some replies from you baby bumps out there.. <BR> <em>79</em> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:13:32 EST Hi from Wake Forest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x46845822 Looks like most of you are from Cary and Knightdale... anyone up in the Wake Forest area? Thu, 1 Mar 2012 10:18:50 EST Raleigh is Slipping... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x46322929 How did we lose over ten places in the city rankings from just a year ago? Come on, Raleighites! I'm willing to pick up the pace - whose with me? Let's get Raleigh closer to the top where we know it needs to be!! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:36:49 EST Fitness Connection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x45794334 Hello! I am looking for women who would like to get together and work out at Fitness Connection in Raleigh. I actually like to muffling other people and that is what gets me motivated. I can work out everynight from 8pm-11pm and Saturdays from 8am-1pm and Sundays from 3pm-6pm. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 11:35:10 EST New to board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x45774179 I started losing weight in October of 2009 when I topped the scale at over 218 lbs. I'm down below 160 now, but having a hard time losing that last bit. Right now I work out six days per week doing some walking and some weights. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:14:23 EST Hi, new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x45502125 Hi all, I just signed up last night and today was my first day on my Fast Break. Just wanted to stop in and introduce myself. I am really happy because I achieved all of my goals for the day- fast break, nutrition and exercise. I've been in the Raleigh area for a few years now, and feel that now is the time that I am going to get fit for real. I'm ready. <em>249</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 21:00:06 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x45291370 So my closest friend is getting married next summer and I really want to look good and feel good standing up there with her and the rest of the bridal party. Being fit has always been a big thing for me and I've struggled with it for the past few years. Just wanted to see what this message board thing was all about. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:36:25 EST Brand Spanking New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x44628307 I just joined today and am looking for a lot of pokes and prodding to get going. Any advice for a first day? Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:42:03 EST New to SP and to Raleigh, NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x44391518 Hi, my name is Katie. I just started with SP and I just moved to Raleigh about 5 months ago. I am really excited to see the changes I will make through the process of me dropping weight. Sun, 2 Oct 2011 20:34:54 EST looking for a walking buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x44318504 Hey Y'all, <BR> I'm new to this site, just joined yesterday. I find I'm more motivated if I set a workout schedule with someone or more than one person. I've walked in groups before and it's lots of fun. If you are talking to your buddies you are not really thinking about the exercise:) I am located in north Raleigh between Crabtree and Briercreek. I like to walk Umstead, Lake Lynn, Shelley Lake, Art Museum Trail, as well as the Greenway down near Crabtree. My well behaved, friendly, fi... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:37:54 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x44311419 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Raleigh native here...I'm new to SP however and just looking forward to interacting with everyone. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:52:42 EST Raleigh,Garner, FV Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x43690384 Hi everyone. Just rejoined SP a couple days ago. Tue, 23 Aug 2011 12:19:14 EST weight loss from Mayo Clinic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x43653230 Your weight is a balancing act, and calories are part of that equation. Fad diets may promise you that counting carbs or eating a mountain of grapefruit will make the pounds drop off. But when it comes to weight loss, it's calories that count. Weight loss comes down to burning more calories that you take in. You can do that by reducing extra calories from food and beverages and increasing calories burned through physical activity. <BR> <BR> Once you understand that equation, you're ready to... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:10:47 EST New to Cary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x42822155 Hey everyone! So I'm new to this team and new to the raleigh/cary area....i moved up here a couple of months ago and am excited to get to know the area and all the hidden activities to do! I moved from somewhere that didn't even so much as have sidewalks!!! Hope everyone had a good 4th of july weekend!!! Tue, 5 Jul 2011 21:51:04 EST Work out group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x42717423 Have a group of about 4 of us working out at Golds Gym normally Pleasant Valley, but open to other areas...feel free to email if you would like to join us...all are very motivated to get into shape!! Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:40:12 EST Haya http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x42589250 Hi I'm almost done with my 1st week on SP. <BR> I'm from Wake Forest. <BR> Hope everybody is doin well. <BR> I'm trying got a long hard work ahead of me but <BR> I'm goin to get it done. Thu, 23 Jun 2011 03:05:14 EST Noobie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x41891600 Hello Everyone! My name is Becca and I live in Raleigh. I'm very new to the site, and quite frankly overwhelmed doesn't even begin to explain it. I'm trying to learn the ropes around here because I'm very excited and eager to get going. I'm 19, and I have a weight loss goal of 20 pounds. I'm not as worried about the scale as I am being more active and feeling better. <BR> <BR> This is all a first for me, especially the part where I get the help of strangers with an issue that can be sensitiv... Wed, 18 May 2011 02:13:58 EST third time i have done spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x41645560 I have registered with sparkpeople three times in the past several years. I have attempted losing weight more times than I can count. I have come back to sparkpeople 40 pounds lighter and stronger than ever. I joined sparkpeople again so that I can stay focused on the last 20 pounds I am aiming to lose on this journey. I have rewired my way of viewing food and feel that I am finally on the path to living a healthier happier life. Thu, 5 May 2011 13:14:43 EST Easter Dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x41357773 Looking for ideas.... What are you making for Easter dinner? Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:19:03 EST New Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x41352908 Hey Raleigh Sparkers!!! I know we love to throw new challenges out there and I have a different one for you.... Your neighbors affected by the tornado and storm need your help! We need volunteers to go out into the communities and help bring debris to the road so the City can get in and clean it up. Check out my blog on my SparkPage for my experience in helping out. You can sign up to volunteer through the City of Raleigh website as well as see where help is needed next: <link>www.raleighnc.... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 23:49:34 EST Not new but its a new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x41196448 I'm not new to the Spark but I have started and quit twice, I think. I am 31 years old and I am just overweight and its time to stop playing games and get it done. I am in Raleigh and have been here most of my life. My wife is about to have bariatric surgery this summer and I want to have a start so that I can be motivation for her after she has her surgery. Like I said I'm not new to this, but Im considering today a brand new day and I can use all the motivation I can get right about now. A... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:02:42 EST basketball or flagfootball who's in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x41195588 I want to start an intramural basketball or flag football team. Men and women who want to get in shape and have fun doing it. The way I see it, is even if you win, we can all be losers. let me know if you would be interested. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:28:22 EST BEAUTIFUL RED BONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x41099651 HEY I AM NEW TO SPARKS SO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE! I WAS INTRODUCED TO SPARKS BY MY DOCTOR LAURA FISHER THANKS A BUNCH! I AM CURRENTLY 272LBS AND MY GOAL IS TO BE 150LBS! I HAVE READ SOME OF YOUR TESTIMONIALS AND I AM VERY INSPIRED SO LETS GET THE SHOW ON THE ROAD. Fri, 8 Apr 2011 16:44:06 EST New to Raleigh and Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x41054607 Hello Everyone! I am so excited for this new chapter in my life! I moved to Raleigh in January and I work in Butner. My goal is to lose 30 lbs by my birthday (June 29th) and reach my goal weight by the end of 2011. Wed, 6 Apr 2011 17:17:59 EST Wedding Help Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x41006898 Need help...I am fairly new to the area and I am getting married 4/23/11. It will be a very small ceremony but we are still looking for a reasonable priced cake (30-40 people) and someone to preform the ceremony! If anyone has any suggestions please email me at sharonmessick817@hotmail.com. Thank you so very much!! Mon, 4 Apr 2011 16:59:04 EST Creaking Body Parts: do you have them? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x40040097 Okay so, since I've joinged SP I have noticed my right knee sounds like a popcorn machine when I go up the stairs in particular. It doesn't hurt and yet it hasn't stopped. So... will it ever? Why does it begin in the first place? <BR> <BR> Just wondering what are other's experience. <BR> Thanks! <em>58</em> Sun, 20 Feb 2011 08:17:52 EST Excited and Nervous http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x39864384 I am truly excited about embarking on a new weight loss journey; yet i am nervous because I have been in this position before. Any suggestions for when the motivation begins to dwindle and life starts to get in the way? Sat, 12 Feb 2011 01:28:37 EST Lake Lynn/Shelly Lake walking buddy needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x39730460 I live between the lakes & can use a walking buddy. Anyone interested? My times are flexible. Sun, 6 Feb 2011 14:34:07 EST Making it fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x39470651 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx_8gxh76iM </link> <BR> <BR> So I saw this link and I was curious if anyone has anything they do to make eating right and or exercise more fun. <BR> <BR> For example right now my Hubby and I bought dance central and where playing it on Saturday night and just having a good old time making fun of each other while we still got some excerise it. We also have prizes set up for certain goals. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:11:06 EST Ladies Fitness and Wellness Gym? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x39441224 I'm thinking about joining Ladies Fitness & Wellness on Strickland and Neuse in N. Raleigh. Has anyone taken classes there? Recommendations or comments? Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:53:03 EST Looking for inspiration from all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x39404785 I have finally decided to make myself healthy - tried thousands of times but never seem to stick to it long enough! <BR> I want this time to be the last and successful. Tired after all these years of looking fat - I am a senior so would love to hear from others! Mon, 24 Jan 2011 11:13:33 EST Meet-Up Walk on Sunday Jan 23, 2011 at 9am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x39357025 Ok for anyone interested,open invite. I will be at Shelly Lake tommorrow at 9am by the community center for a 45-1hour walk, I do 1 loop around the lake. I will leave at 9:05 to start the path. Shelly Lake is right off a Millbrook road, just north of crabtree area. If anyone is interested. I need to walk anyway. Thanks. Sat, 22 Jan 2011 10:07:51 EST Hello everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x39337568 Hi, I'm new to SP and excited to get back to healthy living. Just wanted to say hi to everyone! Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:35:13 EST I need to delete this post,,,help! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x39209778 I was TRYING to post a note under the "Looking for a workout partner" thread but instead I posted it here! I am new to this website..can you please tell me how to delete this and post in the proper place? Thansk so much!!!! =D Sun, 16 Jan 2011 17:34:46 EST Anyone else new to this site? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x39100843 Hi! I found SparkPeople after reading the article in People about folks with VERY successful weight loss stories. <BR> I have started tracking my food (a must for me), drinking all my water, and am needing to get moving once the bronchitis clears up! What a winter so far! Anyhoo... I am looking for any suggestions as to how to best use this site to help me be a success story also! <BR> Feel free to pass on any hints, ideas or suggestions that you've found to WORK!! I feel like this extra we... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:08:48 EST Looking for a Sunday Walker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x39059377 Hi, Looking for a walking buddy on Sunday mornings or afternoons near the Brier Creek area. Shelly lake is close by and nice, also the Umstead State Park is in my backyard practically. If interested, please send me a sparkmail. Thanks. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 23:31:32 EST Raleigh resident new to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x38999166 Hi All, <BR> I am so glad I found this site. I was introduced to this site by trying to do a fitness challenge from the Dr. Oz show but had so much issues with their website until one of the fans suggested this website. Im grateful to have stumbled upon this resource and community atomosphere. I'm a beginner, no new year's resolutions made, just an awaking about my own health has inspired me to do something about it. Thanks. :o) Sat, 8 Jan 2011 21:58:08 EST 1st Day of Diet Good Luck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x38979694 I've been on a diet before lost weight and then it came back <BR> I'm 205pds. 5"7 <BR> I'm not happy at all I would love a great support team <BR> Good Luck to me <BR> Thanks <BR> Jey;) Sat, 8 Jan 2011 06:20:08 EST some of you know that I have been here a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x38834008 I am going to try to be more active in the group. I know that the last year was hard for me. I have been dealing with school work and that took all my time. I am now doing one class so I will have a little more time to keep track. I would love if I got a email to have that support each day. Mon, 3 Jan 2011 08:12:41 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x38825138 Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year. Well, same resolution as last year...but, different way of obtaining hopefully. Need to get healthier and lose some pounds. Currently working 3-11 shift and the late night eating gets me. <BR> <BR> My dogs (corgis) are all in great shape. I actually have one that needs to gain a few pounds. I do competitive agility with them and it is evident I need to lose some serious weight to keep up with these speed demons! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to t... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 21:48:42 EST Gym with late night classes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x38821811 I'm a night owl, always have been. I was hoping to find a gym that has classes that run after say 8 or 9pm at night. I work the second shift at my job and I don't leave work until 8pm. Mornings just aren't an option for me. <BR> <BR> I've thought about joining a few gyms but all the classes are normally over by the latest at 7pm. <BR> <BR> Any ideas or feed back is very much appreciated. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 20:11:21 EST Raleigh native new to Spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x38790652 Greetings everyone! Names Melinda :) I'm new to spark people as the topic suggests. I'm looking to join spark people as a way of staying motivated and encouraged as I work towards my goals of a healthy lifestyle and more energy. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a buddy, perhaps even one with similar interests to me. Also curious about a work out buddy ( I see a topic for that already ) as well as any reasonable gyms in the area anyone can suggest. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a brand spankin' new... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 18:11:01 EST happy new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x38756497 Hello! I just found spark people and am so impressed. I hope to find a lot of good information and motivation here. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:55:00 EST Black rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x38756289 SP had mentioned Black rice in one of its articles.I had told my husband.He had gone to Harmony Farms and asked them about it.It is made by Lotus Foods and it says Forbidden Rice on the label.It is imported from China.I was so excited to come home and he was cooking it.We try and buy brown rice,but it often doesn't have the flavor by itself that white rice does,but black rice is a bit on the sweet side,loved the taste. <BR> (I was surprised though that it said 160 calories for a 1/4 cup servi... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:45:57 EST Raleigh Sparkers Join up 2011 "Change" Challenges! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x38748183 Weigh in to be considered for prize money through Jan 5th! Contact me via email if you want to set up a weighin - tsw73@clear.net. I can't get sparkpeople mail through my phone, computer died. BUT I can check my email & will reply promptly!:) I set up weighins with a few people at a time in public places for safety. <BR> <BR> Hello everyone, <BR> If you know of someone that might want to participate, by all means forward. <BR> <BR> Last year locally we did a series of weight loss/healthy l... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:03:47 EST Your favorite Motivational qoute? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x38710413 I just wanted to see if anyone had an qoutes that help motivate them, that they would like to share. One of my favorites is. <BR> <BR> "Though victory is difficult, defeat is impossible." -Lloyd George <BR> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 07:46:19 EST From NY to Raleigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x38654289 Hi everyone! I have recently moved to Raleigh from Syracuse, NY. Enjoying the weather but in need of buddies/friends to do things with. I just wanted to introduce myself and say Hi. I look forward to meeting some people to get out with and walk, talk and be merry. Take good care! <em>213</em> Sat, 25 Dec 2010 23:32:28 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x38636549 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Fri, 24 Dec 2010 09:28:08 EST Weekly Spark Meeting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x38587313 I'm still thinking about this whole "spread the spark" and what our sparkpeople founder said in today's Spark People blog: “Helping someone else be successful helps you stick to your own goals. It truly changes your life.” I DO want to start a weekly Spark group. I think it would be great to have a group that meets weekly to read through "The Spark" together, share some spark people recipes, and generally just be there for each other - to keep us focused. SO - is there anyone in the Raleig... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 08:58:32 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x38226453 Hi im Casey and new here and look forward to losing weight and getting peer motivation as well. Wed, 1 Dec 2010 13:14:10 EST My contact info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x38106256 I just want to let you all know that I am inactivating my SP account since I just don't have time anymore to be involved here but wanted to leave my contact info for you - on Facebook you can find me under Shannon Lancaster Woodhouse, email is shannonsnail@hotmail.com and my blog is <link>raleighwoodhouse.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> I wish you all the best and hope to hear from you sometime in the future! Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:05:05 EST **WEEKLY WEIGH-IN** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x38105522 This is a forum for you to post your weekly weigh-in. How did you do this week? Wed, 24 Nov 2010 11:27:33 EST Mom looking for walking partners?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x37985681 Hi, Im Kristi. Mother of 2 small kids ( 2yrs and 9 months) my husband is a fireman and has a PT job so hes often not home. I'd like to find a walking buddy(s). I live near Lake Lynn, Shelley Lake, and Umpstead Park. <BR> <BR> Let me know. <em>213</em> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 14:51:21 EST YMCA @ The Factory? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x37608288 Hey hey, fellow Raleigh-folk! I was just curious to know whether any of you hit the YMCA over in Wakefield. I'm actually teaching Zumba there now and would LOVE to meet other Sparkers who go there! <BR> <BR> I teach in the Factory's studio on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6:30pm both nights. <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there! :o) Fri, 29 Oct 2010 10:59:03 EST intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x37377884 Hello all I am a mom of three children one football player, a gymnast and a future firefighter it looks like. I am trying to go from 142 to 125 or less. It seems hard to get to the gym between all the kids practices teaching and going to school full time as well. I have gone back and forth from 134 to 142 for a year now. and hope using this site will be helpful Mon, 18 Oct 2010 07:39:39 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x37316746 I have been a long time user of Nutrisystem but I did not lose. I joined Jillian's site and CalorieCount, and Duke Diet before finding this. This is more comfortable for me and is a doable. I do the Wii-WIO program an hour a day for my workout. Have a lot to lose, but I did not get into this shape overnight, SO it will take a while. I am looking forward to the new journey. BTW, I live in FV. Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:51:43 EST New to Raleigh :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x37259260 Hello everyone! My name's Andrea :) I'm soon to be 29 and soon to be moving to the North Raleigh area from northern Ohio. I'm super excited for the change (especially in weather, lol) and can't wait to actually move! I'm here hoping to meet people and learn a little more about what's available and where things are in the area before I get down there to make the transition a little easier. Looking forward to getting to know you! :) Tue, 12 Oct 2010 02:08:23 EST Gold's Gym? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x37018706 I'm thinking about joining Gold's Gym, and wondering if anyone here is a current or former member. Would love feedback! <BR> <BR> Lesley Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:42:39 EST Dr. OZ: The JUST 10 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x36705005 Dr. Oz has challenged everyone in America to lost 'JUST 10' pounds. <BR> <BR> Here are the 5 tips from the website which will help us lose 10 pounds! <BR> <BR> <em>222</em> <em>222</em> <em>222</em> <em>222</em> <em>222</em> <em>222</em> <BR> Just 10 | Rule #1: Cut Out Soda <BR> <BR> Period. Soda is full of caffiene and high fructose corn syrup. In addition to contributing to weight gain, soda increases your risk of diabetes, bone weakening and tooth decay. <BR> <BR> <em>5... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:30:51 EST I'm gonna do it this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x36565254 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope i can stay as motivated as i am today throughout my whole journey to meet my goals. God bless all of you and i hope you all reach your goals as well. Wed, 8 Sep 2010 16:14:57 EST 2010 5K CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x36418989 I posted an announcment about running a 5k by the end of 2010. Choose one from the list(or find your own) and make it your goal to finish the race. Post here and let us know which 5K you have decided to participate in so we can cheer you on! <BR> <BR> Let's go RALEIGH SPARKERS!!! Wed, 1 Sep 2010 13:33:12 EST Intorduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x36338214 I joined SP to get support with loosing weight. I fall into the same cycle: I loose 10 pounds and then somthing happens (i.e. getting sick) that prevents me from doing more and I gain the 10 pounds back. I hope to learn some stratiges for getting over this hump. <BR> <BR> Thanks Sat, 28 Aug 2010 19:13:45 EST Water: Necessary but tasteless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x36248904 Ok, I am committed to drinking my 8 - 8oz glasses, but lordie mercy on me! Can anyone suggest something other than lemon or lime to pep it up some? After the first 3-4, I'm sick of "water". One more complication, I'm allergic to ALL of the well know artifical sweeteners. Suggestions? <em>91</em> Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:54:41 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x36232585 Hi everyone, I'm Christine. My family and I moved to Raleigh a few weeks ago and since we've gotten here I have really taken notice of my size. Everyone in my neighborhood is so fit! It's depressing! So I made 3 baby steps today that will help me regain my vigor. 1) made appt with orthopaedist to check out my knees and ankles, 2) rejoined SP after a 3 yr hiatus, and 3) took bathing suit pics of myself and got really honest about my size for the first time in a very long time. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:19:34 EST working out in the morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x36177624 Hi Ladies: I joined Rapid Fitness on Falls of the Neuse right off of Spring Forest a few weeks agoo. I work out in the early morning and looking for other women that like to workout in the morning. I am there around 6 to 6:15 and try to get out by 7:30 am most of the time. I am working with a trainer two day a week for now but starting in September it will go one day a week. I take some of the classes in the morning but it would be nice to have other ladies that like to work out in the mornin... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 19:34:49 EST Free to Breathe - Lung Cancer 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x36169465 Hey Everyone. <BR> <BR> There is a 5k happening in Raleigh November 6, 2010. A few of my fellow SPARKers and I are participating in the event. We've formed a team "Team COTTON" (because I work at Cotton Incorporated)and would like for anyone who is interested to join. We're even having t-shirts made for the event (check it out in my past blog) <BR> <BR> I'm currently following the Couch to 5K program and I will be ready to go running in November. There is still time to start and FINISH t... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 11:10:28 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x36008293 Hey all!!! My name is Christine. I am a 32 year wife and mom of 3 boys. We live in Raleigh NC, originally from NY. I am looking to drop a couple of lbs in a safe and healthy way. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:11:18 EST Hello Raleigh Spark People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x35539171 Hey... I just joined spark this week, Monday July 19. I came across Spark when I was browsing in Home Goods. I purchased a lunch bag, Fit&Fresh and inside was this stuff about something called Spark. Consequently, I had finally decided to actually start counting calories and paying attention to what I eat, along with losing some of this FAT and exercising. <BR> <BR> I had never counted calories before. My main thing was to eat healthier... to pay attention to what I eat... and to FEEL bette... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 08:32:51 EST Hey Y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x35123196 Hey everyone! Figured i'd go ahead and get the typical intro-post out of the way. <BR> My name is Holli (insert dull whispered response of "Hi Holli" here). i just turned 26 a few weeks ago and have lived right here in Raleigh my entire life. Yes, that's right folks - a true blue "Raleighite" (however you spell it), the last of a dying breed it seems. i've been saying i'm going to get on the healthy track and start shedding the pounds since the 1st of June, this Monday i finally got off my ... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:10:55 EST Weight Loss Challenge starts TODAY! Triangle Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x34895925 TODAY 6/19/2010 <BR> <BR> 11:30 am <BR> <BR> Upper Level of Triangle Town Center Mall across from Caribou Coffee <BR> <BR> Join us!! More info is in my last blog entry & in our challenges forum :) Sat, 19 Jun 2010 06:53:11 EST Weight Loss Challenge- tomorrow! Triangle Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x34880085 Sorry for the LATE notice but I want anyone that can participate to join in! <BR> <BR> In a nutshell <BR> <BR> 3 week Weight loss challenge (first of many short challenges this coming year) <BR> 11:30 am tomorrow Saturday- 6/19/2010 <BR> Upper Level of Triangle Town Center Mall across from Caribou Coffee <BR> <BR> 3 week challenge, you can play for the cash prize or for fun! Those who let me know the're playing for cash will commit to paying the winner $15 on July 10 (this works out to 5 b... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:08:09 EST Turned 53 today and can't wait any longer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x34769923 Was looking for a ball workout online and found this site. I haven't been able to get back in shape on my own, so why not give this a shot? I have got to find a program I can stick with. Sun, 13 Jun 2010 11:14:47 EST Raleigh Galloway '10 Training Program Starts Soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x34115456 Hi all, <BR> <BR> The new training season for the Raleigh Galloway program starts soon, with a kick-off and info session on May 22. This is a fitness program started by Olympic runner Jeff Galloway, which incorporates the run-walk-run method to help participants train for a half or full marathon. I've done it the past two years, and have completed a half and a full marathon. If you're interested and have any questions about it, let me know. The info session will be held at the NC Museum of ... Thu, 13 May 2010 12:59:59 EST &#9788; Spark America Top 10 Challenge &#9788; http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x34114649 Ok Raleigh area Sparkers! You've asked so I'm setting in motion a challenge to you. <BR> <BR> Lets make a goal to be in the TOP 10 fittest cities on spark people. I KNOW we can pull this off! Log into spark every day and track your fitness minutes. Playing with the kids, walking the dog, scrubbing your house top to bottom all counts too! <BR> <BR> We are currently #33 we've got A LOT of work to do, but we CAN DO IT! who's on board? <BR> <BR> Come in and post what you did today to get us ... Thu, 13 May 2010 12:26:22 EST Moving to Raleigh from Upstate NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33975120 Hello everyone! I'm originally from Upstate NY but will be moving to Raleigh in July to begin my adult life! haha I graduated last May and was finally offered a job down here as a music teacher, so I'll be in the area soon! I've been on SP for a while and am looking forward to getting involved with fellow Sparkers in a new location. Happy Sparking! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Tamara Fri, 7 May 2010 09:27:46 EST SparkAmerica City Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x33877550 Has Raleigh ever been number 1 or does anyone know the closest we have ever been to the top? This sure would make a great goal... Mon, 3 May 2010 12:27:53 EST From Canada to NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33832598 Hey everyone! My name's Kim and I'm pretty new to Raleigh and the US for that matter. <BR> I am originally from Winnipeg, MB but came to Raleigh from Vancouver, BC. <BR> Currently I'm living in North Raleigh and working at Duke University Medical Center in Durham as a radiology nurse. <BR> <BR> I bought The Spark and was so impressed and motivated by the book that I just knew joining the website would help me reach my goals. <BR> <BR> I would love to lead a healthy lifestyle, not just "di... Sat, 1 May 2010 11:59:40 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33628105 My name is Nikki and I am new to SP. I have alot of goals but my main goal is to be healthy and lose weight! I want to start running again! I hope that I can be a motivator as well as be motivated by other to get up and move! Thu, 22 Apr 2010 17:14:41 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33622920 Hello my name is Danyel and I have been on this site for a while, but never knew there was all of this stuff on here. I have been loosing weight now for about 6 weeks and I have gotten down to 158 so I guess you could say that I only have 3 more pounds to go before I am at goal. I am married with four children and I have been dealing with weight loss for a while especially since my thyroid doesn't work. So now I am back on the right track and hopefully I can stay there. Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:55:28 EST Hola! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33569628 What's up everyone? I just joined this group, and am hoping for a good place to get motivation and support, and to give it too! My name in Dani, I'm 21 and need to be healthy again. I used to dance when I was in high school and lived in CT. Tap, jazz, ballet, and modern for 14 years. Then I moved here. I didn't exercise anymore, and live right near like 8 fast food joints. That was a recipe for disaster!!!! Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:33:08 EST Drea19651 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33515219 Hi! I'm new to this community. This site has sooo many GREAT things to offer. I'm really excited about being a part of SparkPeople! <BR> I'm a 44 year old, single, black female. I'm currently working in Kuwait. <BR> I've had health issue in the past that now requires me to use prednisone. It's a steriod that adds extra weight that I really can do without. I have gained over 25 poulds in the last few months and now realize it's time to get fit and healthy regardless of me using the s... Sun, 18 Apr 2010 04:09:10 EST Racewalking in the Triangle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x33463020 Hello all, <BR> I am walking my first-ever half marathon on Sunday (Flying Pirate in OBX) and then I'll be training for the City of Oaks/Rex Half in November. Thing is, I know right now I'm walking too slow to make the City of Oaks course limit (3.5 hours), so I was hoping I could find someone in the area who does racewalking. I want to incorporate racewalking intervals into my training so I can get my time down, but I need to learn the proper technique, and books and DVDs aren't going to do ... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 16:08:43 EST Hello! I'm new and excited to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33456159 My name is Kendra and I'm on a weight loss and healthy lifestyle journey. Anyone looking for a buddy? I have 45 to 50 pounds to lose and although that is very important, I'm really looking to change my lifestyle by eating and exercising more. <BR> <BR> I love fattening foods, tend to be an emotional eater and hate to exercise but here I am! I can do it!! I'm excited about the support on-line. I have tried to get my friends on board with me, but as you all know we all have to get to that pla... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 10:56:22 EST T'm Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33439052 Hi I'm an ex-military single dad of two. I once had an extreamly active life, & I wish to continue especially for my young ones. I believe if I want whats best for my children I need what is best for me. My young ones are ages 4 - 7 & are my world. My goals are to surpass them all thank you. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 16:56:46 EST Trying to get health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33365689 I started using this site a few years ago but never seriously. Now I've started exercising and eating better so I needed help with my portion control. I'm close to my goal, about 15 pounds to go. I'd like to meet some people who are trying to live health and at my activity level. Sun, 11 Apr 2010 19:47:20 EST Need a beginner walking buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x33340915 I'm looking for someone to walk with on Saturday mornings. I exercise with videos during the week, but would like to get out and be social. It would be nice to have someone to talk to who understands the journey. I'm four weeks from being a couch potato, so I'm incredibly slow. I'm open to walking parks in good weather (I live near Crowder, Lake Wheeler) or walking malls or even walking a campus (I'm near Wake Tech Main, but familiar with NCSU too). If you're interested, please send me a... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 14:27:31 EST Re-starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33329524 So I'm starting over for about the gazillionth time. It's frustrating but I figure as long as I keep starting over I haven't given up. <BR> <BR> I'm single and tend to not care for myself like I care for my friends, so my biggest challenges are carrying out my plan (I am GREAT at planning!), especially around exercising and preparing meals at home instead of getting take out. <BR> <BR> I'm a pretty positive person but just feeling a little frustrated right now with how I've let myself go. ... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 22:36:12 EST Hey (I'm new) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33310730 Hi, all! I'm emma. I'm relatively new to SparkPeople, but I've been working hard in the past 2 years or so to improve my health. I'm hoping this will really help me stick to it. Fri, 9 Apr 2010 07:23:24 EST Cary Road Race http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x33310361 Anyone doing the Cary Road Race tomorrow? Fri, 9 Apr 2010 06:49:15 EST optimistic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x33297006 For two days I have made a conscious effort to be more optimistic about life in general. It's made me feel happier and when I'm happy I eat less. :) Thu, 8 Apr 2010 14:46:50 EST The Capitol Cafe~ Spring into Summer ^_^ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x33252056 Ahahaha! i made a punny ^_^ <BR> anyway.. i figured..we're well past the new year now.. pretty well into the first full week of April, so why not have a new chat thread..maybe we'll see a little more participation..for at least a week..while this horrid pine pollen is turning our world into the yellow submarine LOL!! <BR> <BR> SO stop in and say hi! Tue, 6 Apr 2010 20:52:35 EST Team Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33245850 Hello, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to make myself come out of my shell. I've lived in Raleigh for nearly two years, and been a part of Spark People off and on for right at two years. Been through a lot of health issues but I'm recovering nicely and ready to get back on track! Tue, 6 Apr 2010 16:02:51 EST A Crumby Tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x33216343 Ok, so i know i am new, but i am a major geek. This Nutritional Tracker is perfect for me. I geek out over numbers! LOL Anywho.. I was putting together the recipe for the burgers we made last night and could not find specific ingredient in the list. I went to the pantry and added it myself (Food Lion Bread crumbs, FYI). Recently we started using Panko bread crumbs in a few things and I wondered, is one healthier than the other? YES!! So i added Panko Bread Crumbs to the list of ingredients (f... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 14:16:38 EST newb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x33179268 See i told you i would do it. Yes i am here causing trouble via my lovely wife 100millbutrflys. Thanks dear! Sat, 3 Apr 2010 17:58:03 EST St. Timothy's School Spring Sprint 5K, April 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x33130323 Is anyone else doing the St. Timothy's School 5K? Thu, 1 Apr 2010 12:58:59 EST April Accountability Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x33087454 Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> It's that time again... time to be accountable for our actions, our excuses, and our negative choices that we may be making. In order to get everyone back on track for swimsuit season (it's almost here!), I have decided that we need to hold one of our little competitions! <BR> <BR> HOW TO PLAY: <BR> <BR> Choose THREE (yes, 3 this time!) healthy things that you would like to do EACH day. Remember, it's a challenge, so pick something that you really need to work on!... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 20:43:57 EST Getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x32925148 Hi! I'm Erica from Raleigh. I'm just getting started and have decided to to work out 6 days a week. Maybe 7. Not only is swimsuit season coming up, but I'd like to be more confident in my body all the time! Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:26:26 EST Looking for a walking partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x32662900 Hi, <BR> <BR> I try to go walking everyday at lunch time at my job, but I am looking for someone to go walking w/me at my lunch time. I work in the Twin Forks Office Park off of Six Forks Rd. I try to go to lunch between 1 & 2 most of the time. Most of the time I walk the outside of the complex around Sandy Forks, Lynn and 6 FK and try to go around twice, but would be nice to have someone to walk with. I turn on my MP3 player and listen to music, but it would be nice to walk with a group. <B... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 11:58:28 EST Wife on the move! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x32562300 Hello everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself. I am 25 years old, a newlywed, a full-time employee , and I go to school part-time. I need to lose a total of 190 pounds. I have decided to break my goal down in to 20 lbs. parts. <BR> My biggest problem is that I am always on the go. I really need advice on how to eat healthy on the go, healthy snacks, and ways to keep things interesting. <BR> <BR> I look forward to my journey and to getting to know the SparkRaleigh team more. Tue, 9 Mar 2010 15:40:31 EST City of Oaks 5K in Raleigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x32539729 I signed up for this race coming up on Saturday March 13th. I am here from Florida and so excited about all the races around the area. Are any SparkPeople running this race? <BR> <BR> Sharon <em>182</em> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 19:32:04 EST How lose the weight when I do a lot of cooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x32504923 I do a lot of cooking at home like today I am going to make a chicken pie .I do drink a lot of water anynow but I am give up sodes for lent and candy. And hope to be continuing doing thaty if I can. I go home to Pa even 3 months because I have a mother that is 100years old and I stay there for week. Eating on the road is not east I will stop and have lunch in Virgina on 95 .Then when I get home It is hard to eat there because my mother has sum one that stays with and he cook thinks that I gu... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 13:47:45 EST Tennis and/or partner North Hills Gold's Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x32407517 I live in the Garner/Clayton area, specifically the 40/42 area and I work on Millbrook Road in Raleigh. Is anyone interested in playing tennis? I can play at Millbrook Exchange Park Monday - Thursday around 4:30 or can play at Amelia Church Road Community Park in the evenings after 4:30 and on the weekends. I am also interested in a work out partner at Gold's Gym at North Hills. I have a membership but have not been going. I need motivation and being held accountable to a partner is help... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 13:41:14 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x32214322 I have given up at times on my weight loss. But I have realized that when you give up and try to do things on your own with out the support of friends or other people that are trying to lose weight like u it is hard to do. I know that some of you know me and I want to let you all know that I am going to do what ever I can now to lose this weight. I am having more problems with my leg and I think that my weight is part of my problems. I just hope that I can remember to keep track of everything... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 13:59:18 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x32141197 Hi! My name is Sharon and I live in Raleigh and have lived here almost my whole life. I work full time and go to Wake Tech full time so Im a busy person <em>20</em> I also have a 9 year old son. I have tried things in the past to loose weight, but I think if I have friends to motivate me I will do better. Hope to hear from you all soon. <BR> Sharon Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:41:56 EST Next Road Races Up: WakeMed Cary Distance Festival http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x32128872 Hi all, <BR> <BR> If you're looking for a fun way to get out and exercise with others in the Triangle, then think about taking part in the WakeMed Cary Distance Festival on March 6! There are two races, a 5K and a 10K. I've registered for the 10K, but since my knee is healing, I'll probably be taking it pretty slow. (I walked a 5K race yesterday and had a fun time!) Let me know if you're interested, and we can arrange a meetup! Here's the online registration link: <BR> <BR> http://www.spor... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 15:48:43 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x32115440 I'm Jenna, a junior in engineering. I have tried to lose weight for the past two years... I lost 10 pounds and then gained them back again recently. I'm joining SparkPeople in an attempt to see results a little quicker... and keep them off. I definitely need the help staying motivated! I'd love to hear your stories and get your advice on this whole journey. Sun, 21 Feb 2010 00:06:11 EST New-ish to Raleigh and back to Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x32001665 Hey everybody! <BR> <BR> Melissa here -- just wanted to say hi as a new member of the team! <BR> <BR> I'm originally from NJ (Hudson County, aka the part of Jersey with the beautiful NY skyline view that sort of thinks it's New York... lol) and my boyfriend and I moved to Raleigh (into a new community right near Triangle Town Center called Perry Point) in the summer of '09. I travel a LOT for work though, and since the bulk of what I do is from my home office, I haven't really gotten to kn... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:38:58 EST new to the team (but not to spark or Raleigh) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x31948899 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I've been on sparkpeople.com since about 2007 or so (I think LOL can't remember for sure) and I relocated to Raleigh from Montana in 1998, but just found this team a week ago or so. I have been doing Weight Watchers and using sparkpeople to track my progress (I prefer it over the etools on WW). I exercise when I can, but exercise triggers migraines for me, so when I can do it, it can't be very strenuous or causing straining (like weights), so I mostly stick to walking. ... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 14:30:35 EST Hello. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x31941251 Hi. My name is Stephanie. I am a Special Education Teacher. I really want to get in shape for a variety of reasons but mainly to be healthy again and when I do have children I want to be able to play with them and not worry about my body or health. My large goal is to lose 50 lbs but I am just trying to take it one day at a time. I hope every one has a Happy Valentine's Day! Sun, 14 Feb 2010 08:21:49 EST Helloooooo nurse! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x31901721 Hey there everyone, <BR> I am Natalie, 32 (well, in a few weeks anyway) mom/wife/nurse. I live in Garner. I am not new to spark, but this is the first time I have been consistent in all the tracking. I never took advantage of the teams before and I find I am meeting so many interesting people who face so many of the same challenges. It is exciting! Anyway, I work weekends, so any of you stay at home moms who need a walking/workout buddy, or just to get out of the house for play dates, I am av... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:34:11 EST Hey :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x31875786 I'm new to SparkPeople (ok, well, I created an account two years ago, but never used it!) but not new to Raleigh. <BR> <BR> Working on shedding 40 - 50 lbs gained during a debilitating pregnancy. My "baby" is now 9 months old, so I'm running out of excuses. :) <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting and giving encouragement to/from local people! Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:31:10 EST encouragement buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x31789585 So here's my story, I can never stay on my "diet/weight loss/health" plan for more than a few days. It always seems like I go over my calories one day and then it's downhill from there. I don't have friends in the area who are serious about weight loss (at least not healthy weight loss) so it's even easier to quit. It's so easy for me to blame finances, my child or husband and not have a place to work out. I am not looking for a work out buddy b/c I have no transportation to meet up with some... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 10:44:19 EST Hi guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x31737869 My name's Caitlin and I'm 21, and a student at NC State. I've been a member of SP since May 2008 (really!) and never used it. I yo-yo'd around with my weight for that next year for various reasons, none of them healthy, and it wasn't until last summer that I bucked up and tried to get in shape. It worked, until I had to come back to school in the fall and I've since fallen off staying in shape. <BR> <BR> I'm just looking for some motivation to get back on track and get back in shape. It ... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 09:22:29 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x31656059 Hi Everyone! I'm new here, just joined yesterday. I'm 32 years old and reside in North Raleigh with my wonderful fiancée and two dogs. I've turned to sparkpeople to help keep me accountable and hopefully provide the motivation I need to get up off the couch and moving. I actually like working out it's just a matter of getting me to do it! i'm on a mission to lose weight (hopefully around 100) before my wedding in September 2011. If I lose 50 before then will I be happy, heck ya! Really... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 09:59:49 EST It's Official - my first 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x31592680 So it's official, over the weekend I signed up for my first 5k. The Cary Road Race April 10th.. the next challange will ber be ready in time for it but I think I am finally up for that challange. Mon, 1 Feb 2010 10:25:40 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x31488432 Hi everybody! I'm from the Raleigh, NC area and everything started for me when I decided it was time to cut out all the real Cokes and at least move over to Diet Cokes. Well, when I did, I lost 15 lbs over two months! I couldn't believe I was carrying around 15 lbs of just Coke-drinking. That was 160 down to 145 lbs. And there I stayed for weeks and weeks and I really missed that feel-good sensation of getting on the scale and seeing the number drop. Not to mention I had some other goals to a... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:47:40 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x31461959 Hi. My name is Amanda and I am new to SparkPeople. I am really looking forward to reading your inspirational stories and maybe joining up with some people for exercise. I hope this site will keep me accountable and help me to quit cheating and quitting. <BR> <BR> I have steadily gained 65 pounds since graduating from college 12 years ago. It seems to get harder every day to lose weight and I am tired of throwing my money away on "diets" I never follow for more than a couple of hours and gym ... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 13:31:17 EST Hi, I'm new here, but not new to Raleigh. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x31433211 I live in North Raleigh and have lived in NC since 1983. I graduated from Sanderson too many years ago. Anyhow, I quit smoking almost 3 years ago and gained 30 lbs on top of the 15 extra I was already carrying. I am very active, but my metabolism doesn't believe me. LOL. So I am back to watching portion sizes and have doubled my exercise. I have three dogs that I walk regularly, so they help keep me motivated, too. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 14:26:32 EST Reached my first Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x31311690 I was getting a little discouraged because I was stuck at 8 lbs. Weighed myself this morning and I have reached my first goal of 10lbs. I am feeling great about myself today! Fri, 22 Jan 2010 09:05:44 EST I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x31301607 Hello Raleigh Sparks! <BR> <BR> I'm new to Spark and new to Healthy Lifestyle. I've been a chronic "me last" person most of my life somehow thinking it was rude or selfish to place my needs before others. <BR> <BR> I'm 51 now, and gained a lot of weight in the last 6 years. It started with having a close call with cervical cancer, ended up just being very high pre-cancer thank God! With the changes in my body from loosing the ovaries I just kept fooling myself that it was OK to gain the ... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 21:03:08 EST Other Hikers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x31272631 Any other hikers, is so where do you like to go? <BR> <BR> ~Liz Wed, 20 Jan 2010 21:34:42 EST Please Welcome ELKERSTER as a new co-leader! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x31264893 She has graciously stepped up and offered her time to help lead this awesome team!! Please welcome her aboard as co-leader! <BR> <BR> WOO HOOO!! Thanks soo much!! <em>250</em> Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:37:23 EST OK, For real, this time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x31261916 I'm not all that new. I joined more than a year ago and I set up a profile and everything, but never really did anything on the site; or in the gym, on the floor in the living room or anywhere else for that matter. But I'm back..OK, for real this time!! <BR> <BR> My name's Evelyn. I'm 37 and I am more went up 4 sizes from a 12 to a 16 in three years. I am an army vet and remained fairly active up till about three years ago when I met a man, settled down, and started to cook. And you can pret... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:48:54 EST Motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x31260458 Well first of all I am new to spark people. I really need to loose between 45-60 lbs by June. I am trying everday to achieve this goal. I will not be satisfied until it is achieved. I would really like to meet someone close to me that would like to go walking during the week. I have found that it is always easier to stick with this if you have a teammate. <BR> <BR> Jen Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:00:42 EST Looking for The Spark book in Raleigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x31251393 Has anyone bought this book at any Raleigh store? Wed, 20 Jan 2010 09:31:07 EST Run/Bike/Hike NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x31245320 I recently started a new group Run/Bike/Hike NC for the sole purpose of providing a better network to gather information (Trail, upcoming runs, etc) for running, biking and Hiking in NC. To date there hasn't been very much in these three areas for NC teams. If you want to join the team please feel free stop on by. <BR> <BR> http://teams.sparkpeople.com/rbhnc Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:18:02 EST New to Sparks and want to loose 25 -30 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x31219423 Hello - I am 50+ and want to loose 25 - 30 pounds. My feet ache and I have a bad knee and I know if this weight came off I would be in much better shape! I am very healthy otherwise and am tempting fate with these extra pounds. I look forward to conversing with you and not only getting motivation but giving motivation too! Today is the start of the rest of my life! Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:01:45 EST Next 5K: Run for the Roses, Feb. 7 @ 2PM, Raleigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x30990798 I just signed up for my next 5K, the Run for the Roses in Raleigh on Feb. 7. I'm really excited! Anyone else interested? Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:26:33 EST Chronic dieter looks for new "spark" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x30951478 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I hate to say that this is my last chance, but I feel like it is. I've been dieting since I was 12 (am now 46!) and while I can recite most diet plans by heart, my weight continues to creep/jump up. I am looking forward to support from the Spark team and hope that I can contribute to your success as well. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 14:58:09 EST New to Raleigh and Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x30914349 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Dave and my family and I just moved to Raleigh from Denver, Colorado a few months ago. Part of this grand adventure we are on includes claiming our bodies. We moved here as it seemed the most central to explore the south and east coast. We have found our way around the Wake Forest area pretty well, but would appreciate other suggestions on things to do, and places to go. <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Jan 2010 08:55:33 EST The Capitol Cafe~Welcome 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x30900452 So, now that it's a week into the new year, how are y'all doing? are you sticking to goals you've set? not doing so well? how can we help you? <BR> <BR> Please join right in! I'm playing with the idea of a spark meet up soon. as soon as i can figure dates i'll post to see if there's any interest. <BR> <BR> ~V Fri, 8 Jan 2010 17:36:19 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x30797957 I'm new to this program and very hopeful that with my family's help and ya'll, I will ceceed in my goals! Tue, 5 Jan 2010 16:55:56 EST another newby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x30785348 Hi I Jes I have been using this web site since the 28 and it really has pushed me to the next level...I ve lost 9 lbs already and havent had junk food since I started which is HUGE for me...Thank you spark people Tue, 5 Jan 2010 10:47:58 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x30705119 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I recently joined SP (earlier this week) and tonight I got my mother to join! I'm looking forward to becoming a more active member of the spark community as well as changing my lifestyle to a healthier one. I am also hoping that this site will help motivate my mother, which will help my younger brother who still lives at home as well as my father to become healthier. <BR> <BR> :) Sun, 3 Jan 2010 01:30:21 EST I am trying to lose 26 pounds before May 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x30683006 I am turning 40 this Year & I am trying to lose 26 pounds or more by May 2010,I need All the Help I can get so if you have any pointers Please Help me out.I love to talk so send Me Messages .I am here for comments or encouragement too! Sat, 2 Jan 2010 11:41:31 EST Another not so new returner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x30577000 Hi Ladies! I am back again now that life has calmed down a bit. I am over in Garner, am 33 and have a 6 year old son and a wonderful husband. Hope everyone had a great holiday! Tue, 29 Dec 2009 09:53:07 EST Who's Up for the Run for the Young on January 9? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x30418657 I signed up for the Run for the Young, which will be on January 9 in Raleigh, earlier this week. Anyone else doing this one? <BR> <BR> Lesley Sat, 19 Dec 2009 14:08:32 EST SparkBreak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x30373750 Well, team, I owe you an apology. I knew that I would not be on as much with my parents here over Thanksgiving, but I had no intention of taking a three and a half week break. So I am sorry about disappearing on you. <BR> <BR> To further complicate matters, some things have happened at work with have me working very long hours, and typically, by the time I get home, I am exhausted. It isn't bad stuff, in fact, I have gotten a good promotion, but I am worn out setting up a new department... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 19:48:26 EST Another Returning Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x30259076 I first joined Sparkpeople in the fall, but we had a very crazy couple months and it was a little overwhelming, so I basically dropped out. I'm now back and motivated and ready to do this! <BR> <BR> I'm a work-at-home mom with 2 boys in elementary school. My husband and one of my sons both have a long history of medical problems, and my parents just moved here from Maine, so I tend to get lost in trying to take care of everyone. I need to put some time and effort into me! My big goal i... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 13:55:39 EST A friend of mine just joined SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x30201593 and also our team,DESIRB. If you get a chance,stop by her page,thanks.You guys rock! Mon, 7 Dec 2009 20:05:38 EST Hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x30019627 I was letting you all know that I am doing good. I have been busy with my schooling. I have been forgeting about spark people. When is the next meet up? I will like to see you all again. I need to get back on track on losing my weight yet again. I keep getting of track with all the stress. I need that incourgement to keep going. since I have to been on a while I have not had that. I can say that I do have family and friends that are supporting me, but that is not the same as friends trying to... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 12:24:32 EST Jenny http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x29854384 Hi! My name is Jenny. I am 31 and I have quite a bit of weight to lose. I have tried everything it seems. I know that I really need to improve my nutrition and my fitness level. If I am honest with myself, I know that at the core of everything I tend to be lazy and I lose inspiration and motivation. After a long day at work, it seems so much easier to just throw something together that I am used to and enjoy and watch TV. I know that is the lamest answer there is, so I realize that I need a l... Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:14:48 EST I'm excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x29733037 I beginning to really like this website! Not only does it have so much to offer, but is very user friendly. I'm here to gain back my self-confidence while losing 25 lbs. (I've already lost 20 lbs)! Am looking forward to working with all of you! Sat, 14 Nov 2009 08:30:51 EST brand new on spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x29728855 Hey, everybody. Just wanted to introduce myself. <BR> My name is Dorene, and I am looking for friendship and support. <BR> I am going through a very hard time in my life, and I want to make changes in myself to prevent future unhappiness. <BR> Please pop by my page and lend me any advice you might have to give. <BR> Thanks! <BR> Fri, 13 Nov 2009 22:15:03 EST Ready to put it all together for a healthy life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x29684873 HI I just found SparkPeople and there is so much on this site. It looks lke everything is all in one place. Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:55:32 EST Returning member.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x29563714 Hi, I fist found Spark and started using it in April of 09. I stopped for a while, but I'm back (after gaining more weight). I'm going to make the time for myself to stick to it this time!! Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:15:59 EST The Capitol Cafe~Getting through the Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x29432132 Well now that November is upon us and winter is creepin in.. how about we start working out ways to make it through the holiday season. <BR> <BR> &#9829;Cheers&#9829; Sat, 31 Oct 2009 20:28:38 EST BigBigger seeking friends who understand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x29361601 Good Morning, I am new to Sparkspeople. I need support, as my screen name suggests I am big and getting bigger..have lost the same weight over and over and regained that and more over the years. Cannot seem to learn my lesson. I can talk a good game, even teach it, but as the old saying goes "do as I say, not as I do" Anyone out there who can relate? Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:43:38 EST Belly Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x29316727 Can someone please tell me the secret to "How to cut down 3 lbs. of belly fat"? When I tried to click on the message it said that it was blocked and I couldn't see the tip! <BR> Thanks. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:28:45 EST Hi! New guy from raleigh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x29307896 I cant seem to get motivated to lose weight. I weigh 230lbs now but i want to get to 190. Its hard for me to figure a diet plan and workout plan. Let alone implement it. Im lazy. Sun, 25 Oct 2009 23:33:42 EST CHILD CUSTODY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x29195163 Does anyone know of any affordable resources in Wake County that help with filing for child custody? Tue, 20 Oct 2009 13:38:22 EST Me again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x29088956 Does anyone work out at Fitness 19 on Leesville Rd.? I have a free membership there, but I have NO motivation to go. My schedule is strange because I am separated, but I sure would like a workout buddy on the days I can go to the gym. Also, I am open to walking.......... <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Neh 6:13 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:27:08 EST Healthy Carbs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x29088912 Hi There! <BR> <BR> I am sure this has been addressed on here, but I am sure someone can point me in the right direction! <BR> <BR> I am eating the appropriate amount of carbs, but almost all of it is coming from pasta today. I need examples of healthy carbs!! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Neh 6:13 <BR> <BR> Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:25:16 EST Raleigh Facebook? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x29085927 Hey all, <BR> <BR> Does our SparkRaleigh team have a Facebook page? If not maybe we should start one! I'm guilty of not checking the SP teams page too often but I pretty much live on FB (maybe that's a bad thing lol). I thought that would just be one more way for us to motivate each other. Thu, 15 Oct 2009 08:02:57 EST Hi from a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x29045929 Hi everyone. My dad told me about this site, and I am excited! I have 40 or so pounds to lose, and I need to re-incorporate healthy eating and exercise habits into my life. I am almost divorced, and I have let emotions, depression and lack of sleep get the best of me! I joined this site in hopes of learning and becoming accountable for my weight loss and exercise goals. Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:32:50 EST FREE Basic Bike Maintenance classes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x29031402 10/27 Raleigh REI (919) 571-5031 <BR> 10/28 Cary REI (919) 233-8444 <BR> 10/29 Durham REI (919) 806-3442 <BR> <BR> All classes are at 7 pm and you must call the location to register. Classes are free. I am going to the one in Cary on 10/28 if anyone wants to join me! Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:52:05 EST Hello from Apex http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x29014150 Hello everyone. I joined SparkPeople almost a year ago and think it is a great tool. Unfortunately, it is a tool that I have allowed to gather dust in my toolbox. (LOL) Anyway, I am a 40-something, home schooling WAHM (work at home Mom, for the uninitiated). <BR> Somehow, I have managed to gain almost 100 pounds over the last 3 years. I feel that I am finally up to the challenge of taking on the weight loss battle. No diets, no pills, just healthy life style changes....and a good walkin... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 06:27:25 EST Alexander Y (Hillsborough Street) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x28964862 Hey! Any sparklers go to the Y on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh? It's a great Y and I'm like to buddy up with someone so I can't skip a workout. I usually work out after work, about 6:00 to 6:30 pm. Fri, 9 Oct 2009 12:31:37 EST long hiatus, had baby!, now im back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x28939836 H Everyone! Glad to still see some familiar names on these pages! Well, it's been more than a year since I have been on here. Since then I have had a baby girl! Molly was born on June 1st. And now I am ready to get back with "the program". Any words of encouragement are welcome! One challenge I have is that I am breastfeeding and it makes me feel like eating alot. Anyway, I am excited to restart this journey! Thu, 8 Oct 2009 10:33:43 EST Cooking Classes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x28922509 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Does anyone know where I could take healthy cooking classes? Also, if anyone else is interested, we might be able to turn this into a group thing... Wed, 7 Oct 2009 14:38:22 EST Greetings from Cary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x28922439 Hi guys, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team and excited about meeting people in the area who are striving to get healthy. I just quit smoking about two weeks ago, and I've also begun changing my diet to a more vegetarian one. <BR> <BR> Any advice and/or help is definitely welcomed. Thanks for letting me be a part of the community. :) Wed, 7 Oct 2009 14:33:58 EST Hi SparkRaleigh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x28893129 I am fairly new to SparkPeople and I am amazed and excited about my new lifestyle living. I have successfully reduced my weight by 46.8 to date with Weight Watchers and working out. My fitness favorite is Zumba! I am 8.6 lbs from my goal and I have decided to become a WW leader and Zumba instructor. I too want to motivate,encourage and inspire people to pursue an excellent lifestyle for themselves and their families. Tue, 6 Oct 2009 10:36:23 EST Pig Flu vaccinatio n:Choicese for those who declin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x28867577 Get an exemption to mandatory vaccination <BR> <BR> At www.NVIC.org you can find state exemption laws. Some states require a religious exemption and do not recognize philosophical exemptions. Your doctor will be very unhappy about this and probably try to bluster you. <BR> <BR> To avoid vaccination using a religious exemption, people may join the non-denominational Church of Universal Wisdom. You don't have to convert to another religion to do it. Got to www.cuwisdom.org or contact Walter P... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 10:26:10 EST hey future cyclist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x28836938 Hi! My name is Mary. I decided to lose weight when I went to the doctor and learned I have been gaining 10 lbs for the last 2 years. Right then I knew to start this journey again. I have always had problems with my weight. When I was in high school I was anorexic and now that I'm heavy I'm afraid I will take it to far again. I'm a mom of 2 boys so they keep me busy. My youngest son has aspergers. This year my husband started cycling and did the ride without limits 2 weeks ago. He did 105 mile... Sat, 3 Oct 2009 20:54:47 EST Hey, newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x28784652 Hey everyone, I am Danielle and I'm trying to exercise more to lose weight, be healthy, and to help deal with my depression. This looks like a good website to try, so I'm going to give it a shot! Thu, 1 Oct 2009 11:25:21 EST MOM on the MOVE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x28763769 Hello everyone! I am excited about joining and look forward to the new ME! Please keep me informed of any helpful information. I also would like to have another MOM (someone who can relate to being a wife/mom) who would be willing to kind of help me stay motivated because I know this is not going to be easy! <BR> THANKS! Wed, 30 Sep 2009 14:19:49 EST October: Healthy Habit Accountability Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x28760485 I personally love this challenge, and I think it really does help with holding us accountable for our actions -- which reduces our excuses. I have copied and pasted the directions from the previous challenge, in case you forgot what to do -- or have never done this one before: <BR> <BR> Pick two healthy habits that you really need to work on. (Examples: exercising 20 minutes every day, eating 5 servings of fruits & veggies, drinking 8 cups of water, eating enough fiber, getting enough sleep... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:02:51 EST October: Healthy Habit Accountability Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x28760387 I personally love this challenge, and I think it really does help with holding us accountable for our actions -- which reduces our excuses. I have copied and pasted the directions from the previous challenge, in case you forgot what to do -- or have never done this one before: <BR> <BR> Pick two healthy habits that you really need to work on. (Examples: exercising 20 minutes every day, eating 5 servings of fruits & veggies, drinking 8 cups of water, eating enough fiber, getting enough sleep... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:59:16 EST Walk for Hope - Oct 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x28698442 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I plan to participate in the Walk For Hope on October 11th. Before I register as an individual, I thought I would post to see if anyone else is interested in participating. If we have 5 or more participating, we can register as a team. <BR> <BR> For more information check out: http://www.walkforhope.com/faq.aspx <BR> <BR> I'm going to register this weekend, so please let me know if you are going to go - even if we don't form a team, it would be great to walk with someon... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 21:53:41 EST Bike Rally in Raleigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x28695356 There are several members of this team who are bikers. Shannon and I had a great ride yesterday on the Shelley Lake Greenway. The only way to top that ride would be to invite others to join in. <BR> <BR> I propose we bike the Shelley Lake Greenway on Saturday, October 17th @ 10 am. It's 4.5 miles one way for a total of 9 miles unless we take the one side road that is 2 miles round trip. It's quite scenic with squirrels, rabbits, & deer on the trail. The hills are few and not difficult... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 19:28:23 EST Massage & Walking Rock!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x28502968 Hello, <BR> <BR> I am a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist and soon to be certified by Leslie Sansone as a Walk Fit Leader. I believe that massage, walking, and proper nutrition are the best preventive care on Earth!!!! Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:17:54 EST Just starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x28480207 Hi, I just stumbled upon this website, and now I'm thinking where has this been my entire dieting life??? It's absolutely wonderful, it has all the support you could ask for and it's free. Anyway, I'm 29 ,I have a 15 month old daughter, I'm in school getting my Master's degree ( which only allows me to see my family on the weeknends, becuase school is in a different city), and I would love to lose 30 pounds before my 30th birthday. My mantra these days is 30 BY 30!!! And, I'm hoping to find ... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 16:56:08 EST Hey everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x28432247 I am just letting you all not that I am still alive. I have been busy with school and have not been on sparkpeople until today. I miss not being able to do anything. My schooling is really taking a lot out of me, especially with my girls. I am still struggling losing my weight. Tue, 15 Sep 2009 17:24:48 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x28397360 Hi everybody. I 'm very excited about getting started on my new life! The kids are back in school and now it's time for me! (Inbetween volunteering at school, after school functions, carpool, activities, and you know the rest!). I 'm just learning the website and all the tools. But look forward to success! Thanks Ami Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:12:06 EST Needing a little motivation!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x28325068 Hi, my name is Sheena and I thought I might give this a shot! It sure couldn't hurt. I am looking to loose between 20-30lbs and become a little healthier. I thought this program could help me do that and provide me with the resources I need. I also want to meet and speak with people who are trying to change their lifestyles and speak with those it has worked on! So, any advice you are willing to give me would be great!!!! Thu, 10 Sep 2009 22:17:04 EST New Weight Loss Challenge class in Wake Forest... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x28214419 Just in case anyone is interested there is a new <BR> 12-week Weight Loss Challenge session that just began in Wake Forest and new members can still join. <BR> It's being held at a little store called Custom Shake <BR> that is located next to the Food Lion off Captital Blvd. It's in the same shopping center as Pizza, KFC and the Goodwill. <BR> For more details you can call Trish Pullin <BR> 919-556-1120 <BR> 919-669-8317 <BR> <BR> or email her at: <BR> CustomShake@embarqmail.com <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 11:40:54 EST Bailey Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x28209973 Here to reach my once perfect weight of 125...Current Goal is 145 from 215. One day at time...one pound at a time. Sun, 6 Sep 2009 04:47:03 EST Here but lurking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x28152529 My mother in-law is in the declining stages of Alzheimer's so while I have been reading many of the posts, I have not had the time to do much else with Sparkpeople. I am either too exhausted both emotionally and physically or too rushed to log in food or exercise. <BR> The knee brace is off and I am learning to walk properly again. Feels odd to not use crutches and a brace after so long. It is nice to read all the success everyone continues to have, very uplifting after a hard day. Keep u... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 10:15:14 EST Clayton Area Weight Loss Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x28080966 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Danielle Davis and I am organizing a Weight Loss Challenge in conjunction with a local gym Clayton Fitness. Details below: <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>---------- <BR> <BR> What: CLAYTON WEIGHT CHALLENGE - KICK OFF MEETING <BR> <BR> When: September 12, 2009 10:30 AM <BR> <BR> Where: <BR> Clayton Fitness <BR> 1370 Cameron Way <BR> Clayton, NC 27520 <BR> 919-359-6060 <BR> <BR> The Clayton Weight Challenge will have its kickoff meeting on Sa... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 14:07:39 EST new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x28057199 Hi there, locals. I am forcing myself to write this. I have been very isolated due to depression and a series of medical problems. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, especially on the health stuff, but I'm not so sure about the depression. (my user name is what I WISH I was, I guess.) Anyway, I am try to connect more gradually, so I joined this team and I will try to some kind of get together. It seems like the pictures of the team members show folks who have alread... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:37:38 EST Hello From the Clayton Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x28050543 Are there others on here from the Clayton area in Johnston County? Sun, 30 Aug 2009 08:53:28 EST New Page to Show Popular Blog Posts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x28027247 From Resident Expert Dave: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Members have told us how much they love blogs, both writing their own and reading inspirational entries from other members. So we created a new page to show "Popular Blog Posts." This shows posts from the past few days that have received a lot of comments and "I Liked This" votes. <BR> <BR> You can reach this page by clicking on the Community Home tab, then clicking the "Explore More Great Blog Posts" link in the Blogs section o... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 21:49:20 EST SparkPeople Insider!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x27844762 From Coach Nicole: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> When you logged in to your Start page yesterday, you may have noticed a new banner at the top of the page. This is our newest SparkPeople feature. We call it the SparkPeople Insider. <BR> <BR> Each day, there will be a new insider "tip" when you log in to SparkPeople. We're going to feature some of SparkPeople's best—and often "hidden"—features in this section. Occasionally, you'll also find a Special Announcement or info about NEW featu... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 21:01:37 EST Newbie & ready for a change! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x27799206 Hi. I'm Nikki from North Carolina and just joining the site. I am not new to weight loss but am ready to lose some more. I have a very busy schedule with an average of 70 hours scheduled each week for the next month or two so my challenge will be in the planning and preparation for each day. I know it's not impossible and I may stumble but I'm ready to do a little at a time. I love this site so far and think that it will be a great tool. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 22:33:56 EST The Capitol Cafe~ Welcome Fall & Back to School! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x27739997 So we're still in full summer mode here in NC but many of us have children heading back to school in just a couple weeks time or may already be back in school.. or perhaps deciding to go back to school for our members. Let's make the most of this busy season and add in some extra workout time.. taking stairs again or walking further to the store entrance..every little bit helps :D <BR> <BR> Personally.. i just LOVE LOVE LOVE the Fall season. the beautiful colors, crisp air.. ahh.. <BR> so ju... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 13:47:57 EST September Meet for NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x27737372 Hello everyone. I thought I would let you know that I am also a member of the NC team and working on organizing the September outing. It will be here in Raleigh at the William B. Umstead State Park in September so hopefully you can join us. <BR> <BR> Once the date has been decided, I will let everyone know. <BR> <BR> Have a great week. Sun, 16 Aug 2009 11:27:42 EST Hi! I'm new from Holly Springs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x27734136 I'm new to Spark People (this was my first week), but I feel like I'm off to a good start. I would love to build a support group here; thank you for creating a local team! Sun, 16 Aug 2009 08:44:23 EST Hello Fellow Eaters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x27687849 I have been up and down the roller coaster of weight for most of my adult life. At the half-century mark now, I want to get off the roller coaster. I need help. I have no self-control when it comes to eating. I'm a single mother of teenager. I eat because of anything and nothing. happy or sad. HELP. Thu, 13 Aug 2009 20:05:53 EST Hey, newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x27659570 Hey, I'm Danielle and I'm new here....I need help with my weightloss and this site may just be what I need :D Wed, 12 Aug 2009 15:24:53 EST Hi from North Raleigh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x27600703 Hello everyone! My name is Amber. I'm currently a stay-at-home mom to my 3 year old son. I started the Couch to 5K program last week, with my husband's encouragement, and hope to stick with the schedule so that I can complete it in time to run in the Autism Walk/Run in October. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you and using the resources this group has to offer! Mon, 10 Aug 2009 09:30:38 EST sheliajane http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x27590116 Hi Everyone, <BR> I am looking forward to sharing with you my desire of becoming the healthiest 44yr. old I can be. I have worked out my entire life in some style or fashion. From growing up on a farm in the Eastern part of N.C. to rearing a family of two and running an in-home daycare that consisted of 5 little ones under the age of 5. I was in the best shape of my life in my early 30's due to the daycare, my little ones and to the fact as a family we decided to take up karate. Then the div... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 19:12:48 EST We southerners like our baked beans, lighter recip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x27589345 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I was invited to a pool party this weekend that was a potluck situation, I brought baked beans, one of my favorite sides. Since I am doing this spark people thing I whipped up a healthier version that is a bit more on the lighter side, they did not last long at all, were a big hit: <BR> - 2 cans of organic fat free baked beans from Trader Joes <BR> - 1 cup of turkey bacon cut into small pieces from Trader Joes <BR> - 1 1/2 cups organic onion chopped from Trader Joes... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 18:25:21 EST All I can do lately is grab whatever is available http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x27536989 I am so busy lately, not much time for recipes. I am part of a garden co-op and I get about just enough time to bring them home and in between running out the door of coming I can wash a few tomatoes, or pepper to eat them raw like they are, sometimes can steam some squash and eggplant or make a salad which basically looks like goolosh when I get done with it. Can anyone tell me what they do without having to resort to processed foods for a balanced meal? Fri, 7 Aug 2009 01:46:28 EST Just enough time to grab what is ever available http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x27536972 I am so busy lately, not much time for recipes. I am part of a garden co-op and I get about just enough time to bring them home and in between running out the door of coming I can wash a few tomatoes, or pepper to eat them raw like they are, sometimes can steam some squash and eggplant or make a salad which basically looks like goolosh when I get done with it. Can anyone tell me what they do without having to resort to processed foods for a balanced meal? Fri, 7 Aug 2009 01:44:20 EST Do we ever meet up in Raleigh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x27522715 I was just wondering if we ever meet up at Umstead or Shelley Lake? I would love to participate if possible! I live right across the street from the Shelly Lake Seratoma Arts Center entrance. It's literally 1 minute walk and I am there if we ever do meet up. Thu, 6 Aug 2009 13:10:01 EST From Wake Forest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x27475058 Hi, <BR> <BR> I thought I posted here yesterday, but can't find it <em>41</em> I saw SP on TV a few weeks ago and have been amazed at the support and the tools to help on this journey! I have done this before--2 years ago and gained it all back. <BR> <BR> I hope to hear from some other in women in Wake Forest that are motivated to loose weight! It is so hard to do this alone. <BR> <BR> Thanks for letting me share! <BR> <BR> Vann Tue, 4 Aug 2009 14:14:57 EST Start! Triangle Heart Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x27470288 Is anyone planning on doing the Heart Walk in September? Tue, 4 Aug 2009 11:15:35 EST Gardening for geeks, a journey into nutrient dense http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x27460633 Hello all, <BR> <BR> Wanted to show you the article in the paper about the garden co-op my family are members of, a good portion of our food comes from this garden in the summer and fall months. <BR> <link>www.carynews.com/front/story/12882.h<BR>tml?story_link=email_msg </link> Mon, 3 Aug 2009 23:14:17 EST Wife's persistence to get me here on sparkpeople. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x27446890 Well my wife's persistence to get me here on sparkpeople has paid off I guess. In the past she has been really good about not pressuring me about my weight problem until she got on sparkpeople and met her goal, now she tells me about it almost everyday so I had to get in here and find out what it was all about. I been having a little trouble keeping up with our growing 11 yr old son lately and that is another reason for being here. <BR> I look forward to meeting you all in person sometime at ... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 13:14:12 EST hey everyone meet up ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x27422940 I will like to see if we can have another meet-up? I will also like to let you all know that there is going to be fun and games for families Aug. 15 at my new church. It is on forestville rd. and old crews rd. Sun, 2 Aug 2009 14:30:09 EST Need Mold Remediation Service - any leads? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x27308049 Anyone know someone licensed, certified and reasonable that takes care of mold? I know someone who is trying to get his house taken care of. His house is in Zebulon and it's only a little bit of mold in the crawl space. 900 sq. ft. home. Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:39:24 EST Cycle Classes @ Kerr or Factory Y http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x27305861 Does anyone else take cycle classes at either place? Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:15:25 EST Attention Factory Y Users http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x27295085 Is anyone interested in going to the Core Moves class at the Factory - 8 am Mon, Wed, Fri? I am considering setting a goal for working on my core in August and utilizing this class to help me but I am NOT a morning person so I need some accountability! Mon, 27 Jul 2009 20:53:12 EST Hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x27187377 I just wanted to let you all know that I am still her. I have been busy going back to school online. I have been having to deal with things at home. I have not had the time to get on to sparkpeople much. I will still keep you all posted in how things are going. Wed, 22 Jul 2009 21:46:17 EST North Raleigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x27143701 Hello everyone. I just joined the SparkRaleigh team and look forward to working with everyone to help all of us reach our goals in 2009. <BR> <BR> I wfh (work from home) sitting in front of a computer all day long. <BR> <BR> I have two boys to take care of (one husband and a 12-going on 21 son). :o) <BR> <BR> My goals this year are not only lose the lbs I have gained over the years, but more importantly get into a healthy eating / exercise routine. <BR> <BR> I look forward to reading th... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 08:20:56 EST Demi on Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x27051664 Just wanted to let everyone know that I am leaving for a week on vacation. I will be working a full day tomorrow, then hubby and I will load the kids in the car and we will be leaving for Georgia for a family vacation and church retreat. I will be back, don't know for sure if we will be coming back a week from Saturday or Sunday, but you will hear from me as soon as I am back. <BR> <BR> Take care, everyone, and I will "see" you soon!! <BR> Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:34:14 EST Hi from yet another Wake Forest girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x27024062 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Just came across spark people today. I still have a lot of exploring to do. <BR> <em>224</em> Wed, 15 Jul 2009 18:51:02 EST Need help from parents in Raleigh!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x26933736 I'm pretty new to the area and I haven't explored much. Tomorrow my husband and I are wanting to take our daughter someplace fun for her birthday. Any ideas? She will be 4. We've taken her to Marbles Kids Museum before and she liked it but we're trying to find someplace new that we could take her. Sat, 11 Jul 2009 22:10:24 EST July Meet-UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6095x10321x26868712 <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> Is anyone organizing a meet-up for July? Wed, 8 Jul 2009 21:44:36 EST Anyone else doing the NCRC... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x26844155 Women's beginner running program to participate in Womens Distance Festival 5K in Sept? Tue, 7 Jul 2009 21:55:14 EST Too much cardio? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x26843918 Is there such a thing? I am taking 45-60 minute spin classes 4-5 times a week plus doing the 30 day shred 2-3 times a week and am about to start training for my first 5K. I want to start weights soon but wondered if there is such a thing as too much cardio or am I okay to continue all these things? Tue, 7 Jul 2009 21:44:49 EST Anyone have a HRM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x26826528 I want to buy a Polar F6 HRM, but wondered if anyone else had one they could tell me about? Tue, 7 Jul 2009 09:10:12 EST Wake Forest Yoga - Free Class Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10321x26804914 If you live in Wake Forest or don't mind driving, this week is free at the yoga place downtown - here is a list of classes available - there is a belly dancing one (I know some of you have mentioned being interested in that!) <BR> <link>www.wakeforestyoga.com/July%206%20-%<BR>2012%20WFY%202009%20Free%20Week%20Clas<BR>s%20Schedule%20Rev0.pdf </link> Mon, 6 Jul 2009 11:59:17 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x26787411 I heard about this site from an online friend. I was looking for a good food log, and found a whole lot of really good resources :) It's fun exploring the site! <BR> <BR> I'm already in pretty good shape, and I want to stay that way. I have well-controlled hypertension, and a family history of diabetes and heart disease. I also have a dog, who /loves/ that I've started doing intervals of running when I walk :) Sun, 5 Jul 2009 17:03:04 EST I'm excited to find this site... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x26720234 Hi everybody! My name is Becky, and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I'm 32yo and live in Raleigh with my beau (for only about 2 more months though - we're looking to move to the beach by the end of Aug). <BR> <BR> I have been going through a major metamorphisis here recently. I just got done with a 4 Day mini-course on Emotional Eating, and it has really shaken things for me. Turns out I attach food to having/being fun and staying young and carefree, I use food to numb out wh... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 07:44:06 EST Hi from Another Wake Forest Gal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x26678535 Hi everyone. I was a member of this group over a year ago, but fell off the wagon when I became pregnant with my 4th child. I moved from Raleigh to WF and am now getting back in the groove of things!! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get to know everyone :) Tue, 30 Jun 2009 14:17:31 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x26647923 Hey everybody... <BR> <BR> My name is Kendra, and I've lived in Raleigh for just over a year now. I've been married for 9 days, and am getting back on the weightloss wagon before I start down the babymakin' pathway. <BR> <BR> I'd love to make some more friends here in Raleigh, and it's always nice when new friends understand your struggles! I look forward to talking to all of you. Mon, 29 Jun 2009 10:22:17 EST New from Las Vegas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x26641789 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Jade, I'm 28, and I just moved to Raleigh from Las Vegas, NV and I LOVE it here. I am so ready to finally lose these 58lbs and start a new life in my new body. I'm trying to stay motivated and just take it one day at a time. I look forward to getting to know you guys! Mon, 29 Jun 2009 00:47:35 EST How has fitness changed your life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6094x10321x26631141 The act of getting fit whether in your own back yard, the neighborhood, the local greenway, or the gym, leads to many changes. What has it done for you? Sun, 28 Jun 2009 14:14:36 EST New from Chapel Hill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x26623791 Hi everyone. I’m so grateful I found this site. I hope I will make the time to visit often. I have almost 40 lbs to lose but I’m starting slow, like a tortoise. My biggest issue is stress. I need to learn to relax about the things I can't change and take action on the things I can. So I'm here and I hope it helps. <BR> <BR> I look forward to hearing (local) tips for getting more outdoor activities into my schedule. Sun, 28 Jun 2009 06:32:34 EST Hi also from Wake Forest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10321x26606082 I have been a member of Sparkpeople for awhile but finally found the local sparkteam. <em>41</em> Fri, 26 Jun 2009 23:51:46 EST