SparkPeople SparkMinneapolis / St.Paul- the Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10348 A team for people who live, work or visit Minneapolis/St. Paul and its surrounding suburbs. We're here to motivate, challenge and support one another. SparkPeople SparkMinneapolis / St.Paul- the Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10348 Things to do with friends (besides eating) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x59742043 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I'm wondering what suggestions you all have for activities to do with friends. Whenever I get together with my friends their primary focus is on going somewhere to eat. Secondary activities are things like going to Half Price Books, going to a movie, or going to a concert. I keep thinking can't we do something else? Can't we do something active? <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:00:44 EST SAHM near Lake Nokomis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x59722788 I am a stay-at-home mom to two young kids - toddler and an infant - near Lake Nokomis. I'm overweight and in need of a drastic lifestyle change. I've been "trying" to do this for years without success but I'm ready to reach my goals. I look forward to mutual support with everyone!! Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:35:18 EST New to Roseville/St. Paul...Tips? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x59656032 Hi, I've lived in Mpls most of my life. i recently moved to Roseville and was wondering where are some good walking trails or since it's getting too cold, some INDOOR things to do that are cheap or free. <BR> <BR> Also if anyone knows any good deals on gyms or discounts on anything in the area that info would be helpful :)) thank you! Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:54:26 EST NOVEMBER 2014 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x59629223 Welcome to the NOVEMBER 2014 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> First, CONGRATS to everyone who participated in October! <BR> If you reached your goal, <em>380</em> <em>244</em> <em>208</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> If you didn't, join us again this month! <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> The colder November weather is here once again. If you're still exercising outdoors, you'll want to bundle up well! The leaves are quickly migratin... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 10:59:51 EST New to Minneapolis/St. Paul http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x59456667 Hi all! I'm new to the area - currently living in the north metro and so far I am enjoying myself! <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose this pregnancy weight (30 pounds). I have a 3 year old daughter and a 3 month old son. He was 10 days late and weighed over 10 pounds! I had to have an emergency c-section so I finally got the go ahead to workout from my midwife. <BR> <BR> This is day number two with tracking what I'm eating and working out. I go on walks with friends and am now doing Postnatal S... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:37:25 EST Starting again is still a start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x59365397 Hi there! I live downtown, and I have done this before, but I am excited to join such a positive team. I recently got married, and have since gained 7 pounds, but I am less interested in counting and numbers than quality of life. With the cold nearly here, I'd rather stay warm from movement than go into hibernation. Over the last 2 years, I have lost 50#, and I am excited to start again! Thanks for listening. Sun, 5 Oct 2014 13:16:27 EST OCTOBER 2014 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x59321492 Welcome to the OCTOBER 2014 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>465</em> <em>422</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> First, CONGRATS to everyone who participated in September! <BR> If you reached your goal, <em>242</em> <em>243</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> If you didn't, join us again this month! <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> We still lapped everyone who just sat on their couch! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> Autumn is here! The leaves are changing colors and it's getti... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:12:46 EST SEPTEMBER 2014 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x59012285 Welcome to the SEPTEMBER 2014 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Congrats to everyone who participated in last month's challenge! We ALL met or exceeded our goals in August! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> Fall is upon us and the weather should be getting a little more mild. School is starting. So, for some, there might be a little more "you" time available. I hope we see more participants this month! Whether you have more time or less... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:00:54 EST Moving from Weight Watchers to Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x58741785 Hello I've lost 52 pounds, now I'm moving from Weight Watchers to Spark. I've got a great fitness regime down and am doing great with my eating. Looking for some support and friendships along my continued journey! Mon, 4 Aug 2014 14:40:44 EST AUGUST 2014 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x58711255 Welcome to the AUGUST 2014 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>464</em> <em>67</em> <em>463</em> <BR> <BR> Congrats to everyone who participated in last month's challenge! We ALL met or exceeded our goals in July! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> Summer is still in full swing, so let's continue to get outside and walk, bike, run, whatever! If you need to beat the heat as it gets warmer, jump in a pool or check out your local beach. We also have plenty of malls, gyms... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:08:10 EST JULY 2014 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x58395784 Welcome to the JULY 2014 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Congrats to everyone who participated in last month's challenge! And, a big WooHoo to those of you who met your goals in June! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Summer is in full swing, so let's get outside and walk, bike, run, whatever! If you need to beat the heat as it gets warmer, jump in a pool or check out your local beach. We also have plenty of malls, gyms... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:27:27 EST I can't stop eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x58112221 I do really well at work during the day watching what I eat but the minute I get home I eat everything in site. I'll be making my daughter's lunch and proceed to make a sandwich for myself even after eating a full dinner. Any suggestions how I can stop. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 20:50:15 EST JUNE 2014 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x58072516 Welcome to the JUNE 2014 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>379</em> <BR> <BR> Congrats to everyone who participated in last month's challenge! And, a big WooHoo to those of you who met your goals in May! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Spring is turning into summer this month, so let's get outside and walk, bike, run, whatever! If it gets rainy, don't forget we have plenty of malls, gyms and other indoor areas to get your miles in. I hope we see even mo... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:40:03 EST William O'Brien 10 Mile Trail Race http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x58049957 Anyone else doing this race? Or have run this race in the past? <BR> <BR> <link>www.frontrunnerusa.com/event/william<BR>-obrien-10-miler </link> Fri, 30 May 2014 11:29:03 EST New to Minneapolis-St. Paul http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x58040849 Hello, I am about 5 months new to the area, moved here from the Fargo area to attend massage therapy school and to really enjoy everything this awesome city has to offer! I found SparkPeople and the tracking abilities through my Nutrition teacher, and I am excited to work on a healthier me! Thu, 29 May 2014 16:34:30 EST Time for something new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x58003855 Hi, I'm 43, divorced, mom of two kids (7,9) and one new puppy. I'm vegan, depressed and very much in love with my bed. I want to be healthier so I've got to spend less time with my bed and more time walking my new puppy but motivation and energy are greatly lacking. Mon, 26 May 2014 13:07:30 EST What is/are your go to workouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x57854995 Good morning! <BR> What are your go to workouts? I have a couple. I love Boot Camp and Zumba classes. I also absolutely love Kettle Bells and weight lifting. I do not like running. When God designed this body, he never intended it to run. LOL Tue, 13 May 2014 06:13:13 EST Hello from the Northwest 'Burbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x57822361 Hi! I've lost tons of weight a few times before, but I always manage to put it back on. I hope I can find the key to keeping it off this time. Look forward to chatting with everyone else on this journey! Sat, 10 May 2014 02:03:14 EST Did I already do this? LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x57738302 Good morning, <BR> I have been a member of this group for awhile, but I have not been active. I do not know if I ever introduced myself. <BR> <BR> My name is Melinda. My Facebook page says I'm 24. Well, not quite, maybe almost double that! LOL I'm a wife, mother, and parenting again grandmother. Our grandson/son's adoption (with us) is coming up. <BR> <BR> I am also a team leader of another group. I took over leadership on Jan. The group tends to go strong, then linger, then strong a... Sat, 3 May 2014 06:35:20 EST MAY 2014 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x57717846 Welcome to the MAY 2014 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>375</em> <em>378</em> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> Congratulations to everyone who achieved their APRIL Mileage Goals! It was a good month! <BR> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> And, thanks to everyone else who participated; try again this month! <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Hopefully this week's chilly and rainy start to the month will lead up to a lot of sunshine and warmer weather. So let's get outside and walk, bike, run, whatever! And, don't... Thu, 1 May 2014 13:45:49 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x57443063 Hi all! Am new to spark but not weight loss and exercise. I have lost 113 lbs in the almost two years and have that last 10 that just does not want to go away, Looking for any advice support that I can get! I live and work in the Bloomington area and go to anytime fitness. Looking forward to meeting new friends! <em>224</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:41:45 EST APRIL 2014 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x57345510 Welcome to the APRIL 2014 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>27</em> <em>67</em> <em>378</em> <BR> <BR> Congratulations to everyone who achieved their MARCH Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> And, thanks to everyone else who participated; try again this month! <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> I know there was snow on the ground this morning, but I'm still calling this Spring and plan to start biking and walking OUTSIDE at some point this month; hopefully sooner than later! We had q... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:31:38 EST Spring Has Sprung! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x57196785 Now that it's officially spring, I want to know all the best places to exercise outside in the Minneapolis area! Post your favorite spots to exercise during the spring and summer months! Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:33:02 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x57185433 Hi, My name is Julie and I am new to the site. <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and getting some helpful advise and tips from all of you! Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:04:06 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x57161293 Hi, my name is Sarah and I'm currently going to nursing school in the St. Paul area. I'd like to lose about 8 pounds before I graduate in May, but mostly I just want to be healthier overall. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:31:07 EST New to MN and have a goal to get fit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x57029257 Hi All. <BR> <BR> I'm Laura and I'm relatively new to MN (almost at one year!). <BR> <BR> When we moved, I started to work from home and that has been a killer in terms of staying healthy. Too much snacking and not enough moving. Now that we have settled in, bought our first place and are planning a wedding, I'm realizing that life isn't going to get easier to stay healthy. I have to make the decision it is a priority and just commit. <BR> <BR> So I'm here, I'm weighing myself again for... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 14:24:39 EST WHAT WERE YOUR WHEEL SPIN PTs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x56992873 <BR> 5-25-26 Mon, 3 Mar 2014 19:04:46 EST LETs GREET & CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x56992791 <em>524</em> Everyone... <BR> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is staying warm... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 18:58:16 EST MARCH 2014 Prize Challenge - WINNER POSTED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x56961625 <em>213</em> <BR> Welcome to the March 2014 Prize Challenge! It will run the entire month and is similar to the prize challenge we did in January. Although, there are some changes, so be sure to read this entire post. Since this team is location-based rather than goal-based, we're a group with a lot of different goals. This challenge is designed to help us get to know each other and reach our personal goals. Who knows, we might have a lot of the same goals, too! The prize is a hardcover cop... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 12:02:16 EST MARCH 2014 Goal Board Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x56960233 Welcome to the MARCH 2014 Goal Board Challenge! <BR> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <BR> <BR> Have you been making good use of the Goal Board on the SparkPeople Start Page? If not, you can set it up here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sa_goal_<BR>board_setup.asp </link> <BR> <BR> If you have, then join this challenge to help keep your goals and motivators on your mind and to help motivate others! To participate, make a daily post in this thread of something that sho... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:06:49 EST MARCH 2014 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x56959599 Welcome to the MARCH 2014 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>137</em> <em>444</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> Congratulations to everyone who achieved their FEBRUARY Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> And, congrats to everyone else who participated; try again this month! <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> By the end of this month, we'll probably start feeling some warmer temperatures. Hopefully, we'll all be able to get out and get moving a little more. But, don't forget to bundle up wel... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 09:21:46 EST Hello...Again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x56923066 I'm Maddi and I was on Spark People 5 years ago and lost 40lbs then studied abroad and gained it back. Tried Medifast, lost 50lbs, got married, had a baby and gained it back. So, here we ago again for good. I love working out outside so if anyone in the Crystal area is looking for a walking buddy outside for the summer, I would love to join! I stay at home with my son so I have a lot of "free" time if I organize my day right. I really want to lose 20lbs by May because of a wedding I'm in so h... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:26:32 EST Hello hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x56748887 Hello! I recently joined a gym and started tracking on Spark, but I haven't spent much time getting to know the community yet. <BR> <BR> I'm a graphic designer and illustrator living in Minneapolis, MN. <BR> <BR> I love video games, dinosaurs, drawing, building stuff, reading, cycling, and cooking. <BR> <BR> Feel free to check out my page for a bit more of my story, and add me as a friend if you'd like! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:11:27 EST FEBRUARY 2014 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x56602663 Welcome to the FEBRUARY 2014 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>129</em> <em>444</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Congratulations to everyone who achieved their JANUARY Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> And, congrats to everyone else who participated; try again this month! <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> It's still a little chilly out there, huh? No, it's freezing!!! So, again, if you're exercising outdoors, you'll definitely want to bundle up well! If the colder weather has pushed y... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 12:22:24 EST Get in Gear 4/26/14; 2K, 5K, 10K and Half Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x56590878 Taking place in Minnehaha Park. <BR> <BR> Registration goes up after today. <BR> <BR> Just signed up for the 10K - intending to walk/run. <BR> <BR> My health insurance provides a $10 discount - worth checking out to see if your's does to. <BR> <BR> <link>https://secure.getmeregistered.com/g<BR>et_information.php?event_id=8381 </link> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:56:34 EST Frozen Tundra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x56533566 Ok, it's crazy cold out again today! I haven't introduced myself yet, because I actually have a harder time with online stuff and prefer real life connections. Today, seemed like a good day to get on board, being that I will be stuck in again! I usually walk everyday, but my cut off is about -25 windchill. I live in Minneapolis. <BR> <BR> I am trying to lose 10-15 pounds, but have had a really hard time staying motivated. I also am an emotional eater. I don't want to keep putting on weight b... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:20:35 EST Hi everyone! (Bloomington) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x56321524 Hello all! My name is Meagan and I just recently joined SP about 5 days ago! Things are going great! I recently (summer 2013) moved to Bloomington with my boyfriend and work on Lake Minnetonka. It's quite the jaunt and maybe when the finances align I can move closer but for the time being I am in Bloomington! I am originally from the Duluth area and so most of my support system (family and most friends) are a good two-hours away, and even though I can always call them I would like to have a b... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:34:21 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x56302605 Hello, I just joined this spark team. I live in Hopkins and have been part of SparkPeople since 2007 and used it to successfully lose 25 lbs between 2007 & 2008. I have maintained most of that loss since then but have lately started neglecting my exercise and healthy eating. So I'm starting over and hope to lose 10 lbs by June 2014. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:20:56 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x56170325 Hello! I am back using spark people for the third time because I know it works by giving me a place to stay organized and get motivation to reach my goals. Today I ate an orange, green beans, and celery! Glad to be here! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 18:48:28 EST JANUARY 2014 Prize Challenge - WINNER POSTED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x56165770 <em>213</em> <BR> Here's one more challenge for January! It will run the entire month and is very similar to the prize challenges we did last August. Since this team is location-based rather than goal-based, we're a group with a lot of different goals. This challenge is designed to help us get to know each other and reach our personal goals. Who knows, we might have a lot of the same goals, too! The prize is a hardcover copy of The Spark Solution book! Or, if you already have a copy of the ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:33:57 EST JANUARY 2014 Goal Board Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x56165230 Welcome to the JANUARY 2014 Goal Board Challenge! <BR> <em>410</em> <em>411</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> Here's a new challenge for the new year! Have you been making good use of the SparkPeople Goal Board on the new Start Page? If not, you can set it up here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sa_goal_<BR>board_setup.asp </link> <BR> <BR> If you have, then join this challenge to help keep your goals and motivators on your mind and to help motivate others! To participate, make a ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 12:58:43 EST JANUARY 2014 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x56164381 Welcome to the JANUARY 2014 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! CONGRATS to everyone who achieved their December mileage goals, as well as everyone else who participated over the course of 2013. We lapped everyone who just sat on their couch! Please join us again this month and get your SparkFriends to join as well! <BR> <em>425</em> <em>179</em> <em>380</em> <em>425</em> <em>244</em> <em>107</em> <em>411</em> <BR> <B... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 12:10:38 EST Hello from Elk River http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x56115989 Hello! I am Sonja and this is my third run at this weight-loss game. The first time around I was the leader of this team so I am soooo thrilled to see you all here! I am here heavier than ever this time and at almost 200lbs I really could use some support and tips! Can't wait to get to know all of you better! <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 16:15:28 EST Hello From Richfield! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x56105962 HI I'm new-ish, Ive been a Spark member in the past and have enjoyed the support. <BR> I'm starting 2014 as a new mom and want to feel good and get fit for my busy boy. <BR> I look forward to meeting some people locally and am up for a walking partner in my area. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:10:13 EST New here...joined today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x55979226 I just joined this team. I live south of the river. Anyone around my neck of the woods who would like to be buddies? Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:08:04 EST New to the team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x55839034 Hello all! I'm fairly new the team and am looking to find the right amount of support around my neighborhood. A workout buddy, a walking buddy, etc. I'm from the MPLS area and frequent the MOA for walks. <em>213</em> Mon, 2 Dec 2013 13:04:21 EST DECEMBER 2013 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x55833068 Welcome to the DECEMBER 2013 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> First, CONGRATS to everyone who participated in November! We lapped everyone who just sat on their couch! Please join us again this month and get your SparkFriends to join as well! <BR> <em>380</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Here it is! The last monthly mileage challenge of 2013! If you're exercising outdoors, be sure to bundle up well! Soon the weather will be even co... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 00:56:13 EST Polar Dash 5K - January 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x55765629 I just picked up my totally adorable rock hopper penguin hat and the rest of my packet today for the Polar Dash 5K. Anyone else planning to run/walk it? <BR> <BR> pam Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:08:17 EST New to Team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x55742120 Hello all I am Dawn . We have just recently moved back to Minnesota. We live in Cambridge, after moving away for 5 years. My DH works for the RR and that is what brought us here the first time and back again this time. <BR> <BR> We are finally unpacked and I am feeling more settled and ready to get sparking again. I hope to get to know some of you better and am working towards a healthier life , one choice at a time. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:00:53 EST Buddy near South Mpls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x55651538 I go to the Y, and would love a workout buddy for late mornings/early afternoons. I bike, swim, lift, run, walk, zumba.... anything and everything! Interested? I know you are! Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:42:16 EST NOVEMBER 2013 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x55476497 Welcome to the NOVEMBER 2013 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> First, CONGRATS to everyone who participated in October! We lapped everyone who just sat on their couch! Please join us again this month and get your SparkFriends to join as well! <BR> <em>380</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> The colder November weather is here. If you're still exercising outdoors, you'll probably want to bundle up well! The leaves are quickly migrating ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 13:51:21 EST Hello, I'm new to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x55351559 Hi Everyone, I've been on Sparkpeople for a few months, and just noticed their is a team just for the Metro area. I work in Edina and live in Woodbury. Yep, that's me one of the crazy people who get the joy of driving 494 through Bloomington every morning. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:52:38 EST Happy to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x55308242 Hello, My name is Karlee and I am excited to start my weight loss journey. My goal is to lose the weight I gained from having my son along with a few more pounds Ive been carrying around for a long time. I love working out but always making good food choices is the hard one for me. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:30:46 EST BIG Changes Coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x55307499 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to make anyone who's still around aware of the big changes to SP coming on Monday October 21, 2013. Nothing that's gonna make you want to leave, but it will LOOK way different than what we've become used to over the years!!! Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:34:29 EST HELLO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x55171977 I'm new to the group! Just getting back into my good eating and workout habits....I'm determined to find the ME that has been there under a few extra layers! Nice to meet everyone. Mon, 7 Oct 2013 09:15:13 EST OCTOBER 2013 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x55099923 Welcome to the OCTOBER 2013 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>465</em> <em>422</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> First, CONGRATS to everyone who participated in September! <BR> If you reached your goal, <em>242</em> <em>243</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> If you didn't, join us again this month! <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> We still lapped everyone who just sat on their couch! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> Autumn is in full swing. Some of the leaves are changing colo... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 11:43:53 EST Minnesota Vikings Back to Football Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x54891147 Is anyone running in this, September 21. Is this the first year for the run? I'm curious. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:53:06 EST New to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x54796852 Hello, I'm new to the group but an old friend of SparkPeople. I am just starting back up here after a couple of years. Looking for support and others to help keep me accountable! Always up for suggestions of new/different things to do in the Twin Cities. Sometimes I just get in a rut and do the same things, go to the same places, and don't try anything new. Looking forward to great things from the SP community! Judi Thu, 5 Sep 2013 21:27:56 EST SEPTEMBER 2013 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x54738761 Welcome to the SEPTEMBER 2013 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Congrats to everyone who achieved their August Mileage Goals! And, congrats to everyone else who participated! Even if you didn't reach your goal, you still lapped everyone who just sat on their couch! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Fall is upon us and the weather should be getting a little more mild. School is starting. So, for some, there might be a little more "you" time available. ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 11:37:43 EST My first day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x54707662 <em>2</em> I was listening to the radio and heard the speaker talk about what do you need to eliminate to have a better life. I've been having difficulty with having control over my eating and drinking of sugary drinks and decided search the internet and found out about this program. I am hopeful that I will be success and be able to maintain the weight loss after achieving my new goal of 2 pounds of weight per week. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:29:18 EST New Challenge Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x54706218 If anyone has ideas of what they would like to see (or not want to do) for a team challenge for this upcoming month, comment here and let me know! <BR> <BR> Mileage? <BR> Other Exercise? <BR> Baby Steps? <BR> Tracking? <BR> Forum Participation? <BR> Daily Action? <BR> Blog Posts? <BR> Fruits/Veggies? <BR> SparkStreaks? <BR> Water Intake? <BR> SparkPoints-based? <BR> Other ideas? <BR> <BR> Do you prefer challenges that last the whole month? Or is a week or two good? Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:59:19 EST AUGUST 20-30, 2013 Prize Challenge - WINNER POSTED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x54582108 <em>213</em> <BR> Here's one more challenge for August! It will run from August 20-30 and is very similar to the last challenge, with a couple small tweaks. Runners-up from the August 1-15 Challenge have some bonus points already if they choose to participate again (see the August 1-15 thread for the bonus points awarded). Also, if you won a book in the last August Challenge, you're going to be exempt from winning a book this time around. But, I encourage you to join to help motivate others... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:19:39 EST AUGUST 1-15, 2013 Prize Challenge - WINNERS POSTED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x54354461 <em>213</em> <BR> OK, I didn't get this challenge posted two months in a row, but here it finally is! It will run from August 1-15. If it goes well, I'll do another for the second half of August. <BR> <BR> Since this team is location-based rather than goal-based, we're a group with a lot of different goals. This challenge is designed to help us get to know each other and reach our personal goals. Who knows, we might have a lot of the same goals, too! The prize is a hardcover copy of the ne... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:16:14 EST AUGUST 2013 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x54354379 Welcome to the AUGUST 2013 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>464</em> <em>67</em> <em>463</em> <BR> <BR> Congrats to everyone who participated in last month's challenge! And, a big WooHoo to those of you who met or exceeded your goals in July! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Summer is still in full swing, even though we've had a few cooler days now. Let's get outside and walk, bike, run, whatever! If you need to beat the heat, jump in a pool or check out your local beach. We al... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:08:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x54324483 I live in Maple Plain and I'm no longer going to be lazy and I just found the spark team. I need motivation and encouragment. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:48:05 EST First time going to the State Fair- any tips? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x54280332 We're going this year (yay, only a few weeks left until our vacay!) and bringing our 18-month son. Looking for tips and "must dos" for those with little ones (ie: best ride, best area to bring them, etc) and also foods I HAVE to try and healthy foods to help me stay a little on-track. I know I'll be doing a ton of walking and want to try at least one deliciously evil food, but don't want to get home and be 10 lbs heavier. <BR> <BR> Also, as a visitor to your beautiful city(cities)- any rest... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:23:28 EST Color Run! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x54125990 I did it. It was great fun. I ran more than I thought I would! Was able to push myself and spent time with my daughters as well. <em>345</em> <em>312</em> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:29:50 EST Hello Twin Cities! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x54021774 Here I am. And I am regretting my slide on the 4th (and 5th) But still determined. A little nervous, I am doing the "Color Run" here next weekend. Anyone else? My first Run of any kind. I have been doing some training. I will not run all of it, But I will do a good amount for my first time. Anyone Know what a decent time is for a fun run 5K first time? <em>148</em> <em>2</em> Sat, 6 Jul 2013 10:42:29 EST Gacy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x54015422 Hi I'm Gacy, <BR> I'm new to Sparks. I am desperate to lose weight. I've tried numerous diets in the pass and I've had very little success with weight loss. I am hoping joining sparks will help. I am not a great one for exercise and can be a bit of a couch potato . I'm trying to change that lifestyle. Hope to learn from the the Sparks family on how to do that.. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 19:46:54 EST JULY 2013 Mileage Challenge! READ - HINT INSIDE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x53961069 Welcome to the JULY 2013 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Congrats to everyone who participated in last month's challenge! My plans for an additional challenge last month had to be postponed since I had too many other things going on. But, I am running a separate challenge this month and you will get bonus points for participation in this challenge (as well as for your June participation). The prize is a hardcover copy of the new Sp... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 14:10:52 EST I would love to introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x53941284 Hi everyone My name is Terry and I'm a young 34year old college student from Downtown Saint Paul Minnesota. I work as a personal care attendant with All Home Health Inc. What got me in the mood to lose weight was my mother who passed on April of this year. Another thing that got me to wanting to lose weight is looking at myself and seen me as this ugly fat person. So I will be starting the ymca here in two days so now I will be feel good. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:22:39 EST Hi Just want to introduce myself just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x53771032 I'm Paul I live in Bloomington and a bit about myself I started to get serious about losing weight about Sept. last year after a talk with a Dr. at the V.A. about having the weight loss surgery I was supposed to have several years ago and it fell through the cracks of whatever it could fall through. I worked hard and started to log food on fitday walked in the MOA on the 3rd floor and started to drop weight and the Dr was happy at the start I was over 490 lbs 62 waist pants and was not even a... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:19:23 EST best Minneapolis/St. Paul neighborhood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x53576989 My son and his wife will be moving to the Minneapolis area in August. I was hoping to get some local input as to which areas are great for raising a family, and are there any areas to particularly avoid. <BR> <BR> I would say they are middle of the road income wise. They can't afford anything too fancy. They are a young couple just starting out. Hoping to find a relatively average clean safe neighborhood. We would, also,really appreciate any advice as to which neighborhoods to steer cl... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 18:20:46 EST Elizakol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x53572091 I would like some support on my goals for exercising and getting motivated I will say that I will exercise but often times I procrasnate but I love to walk Sun, 2 Jun 2013 11:12:56 EST JUNE 2013 Mileage Challenge! READ - HINT INSIDE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x53563523 Welcome to the JUNE 2013 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>379</em> <BR> <BR> Congrats to everyone who participated in last month's challenge! And, a big WooHoo to those of you who met your goals in May! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> I'm going to be running a separate challenge at some time this month (for a prize), but here's a secret hint: participate in this challenge now and it will get you bonus points for the upcoming prize challenge! <BR> <em>... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 18:10:18 EST And America's Fittest City Is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x53524451 For the third year in a row, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area is the fittest in America, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's annual rankings released today! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> I read about this earlier today and see it's now on SP's Health News: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=676814 </link> <BR> <BR> Keep getting out and moving, and don't forget to track your minutes with SparkP... Wed, 29 May 2013 15:20:49 EST Hello, My name is Rene' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x53400208 Hi, My name is Rene and I am new. I signed up about a week ago and got serious yesterday with tracking my food. <BR> I am 50 years old, single (cooking for one is not that easy), so I would appreciate any recipes that are for one. I have a terrible sweet tooth, so I need to avoid sweets. <BR> I am a full time student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College in downtown Minneapolis, I just completed my sixth semester. <BR> I've decided to take the summer off and work on myself... Sun, 19 May 2013 14:26:12 EST Happy Mother's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x53314928 Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms on this team! I know there are a lot of you out there! <BR> <em>30</em> <em>247</em> <em>214</em> <em>410</em> <em>213</em> Sun, 12 May 2013 11:11:15 EST Mud Games- Blaine- June 8th and 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x53231668 <link>www.mudgames.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> June 8th and 9th 2013 <BR> The Mud Games are comprised of two separate obstacle course races through many types of terrain. The courses consist of a longer 5k (3.1) mile race and a shorter 1.5 mile race. Our plan in creating a shorter course is to involve those who do not exercise frequently and may have second thoughts on participating. <BR> <BR> P90x’s Tony Horton is the race Marshal. Sun, 5 May 2013 18:05:56 EST Hello from Uptown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x53210183 Hello! I'm new to Spark! I'm hoping to lose about 10-15 pounds. Feel free to reach out to me if you are are interested in a walking buddy/group around the chain of lakes! Fri, 3 May 2013 21:00:35 EST exercise buddy within 10miles of columbia heights? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x53185440 Looking to start over in May and get back to eating right and excersizing...its bn a while and i have a lot of extra tummy fat due to my janruary baby. I am looking for someone to exercise with tho I dont currently have a gym membership. I am 27/f/columbia heights Wed, 1 May 2013 21:49:21 EST MAY 2013 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x53181420 Welcome to the MAY 2013 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>375</em> <em>378</em> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> Congrats to everyone who participated in last month's challenge! And, a big WooHoo to those of you who met your goals in April! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Other than this week's chilly start to the month, I'm expecting a lot of sunshine and warmer weather. So let's get outside and walk, bike, run, whatever! And, don't forget we have plenty of malls, gyms and other indoor a... Wed, 1 May 2013 15:41:19 EST Walking team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x53043599 Hello Spark Team MSP. I am somewhat new to this type of forum so pardon my inexperience. I have been tracking my food intake and would like to step up my physical exercise. I am NOT competitive. I would like to find a small group of people who enjoy walking in the chain of lakes area. I find myself bailing on a walk when my friends can't make it. Then Sparkpeople crossed my mind; perhaps there is a small group of people already doing this and I could tag along. I am over 50 and again, NOT com... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 15:48:30 EST recommended workout apps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x53006364 Are we allowed to recommend great workout app? Does anyone have any good weight lifting apps, if it is allowed? Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:36:38 EST Hello Minnesnowtans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x52903259 I there! I'm really glad to see some local support. I'm still getting used to the community function of the website. It's all a little confusing for a new person. I recently came from Weight Watchers and was finding it hard to stay motivated. I've lost 30lbs since October but I haven't lost much since the beginning of the year. I'm hoping that the change of pace and new sets of tools can help me overcome this slump. Tue, 9 Apr 2013 22:19:05 EST anyone ready for warm weather?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x52858144 I try not to mind the winter because if you do it makes for a long winter some years!! But i really am ready for it to warm up at least into the sixties!! Sat, 6 Apr 2013 19:44:48 EST Originally from Minnesota now in Phoenix http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x52847791 Ok my heart is in Minneapolis so I know I get my desire to be healthy from my home state so I really want to come here and add to this page!!!! Minneapolis is KICKING BUTT!!! Where but Minneapolis where it is cold, snowy and you all still get out there and work out! I am so proud! Fri, 5 Apr 2013 23:02:08 EST APRIL 2013 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x52784036 Welcome to the APRIL 2013 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>378</em> <BR> <BR> Congrats to everyone who participated in the MARCH Mileage Challenge! And, a big WooHoo to those of you who met your goals! <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I know it's cold out right now, but I'm officially calling Spring and plan to start biking and walking OUTSIDE at some point this month, hopefully this week! I hope we see a lot more participants this month. It doesn't matter if your goal is 5 miles, 50 miles or 500... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 16:45:32 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x52773127 Hi, I just joined sparkTeam and I am so happy i did that. if you can, please drop me an email of success stories to help me stay motivated. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Selamawit Sun, 31 Mar 2013 23:27:13 EST Good Running Trails West Metro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x52707473 Hi There! <BR> <BR> Since we're finally snapping into spring, I am looking for recommendations for places to run in the Plymouth/Robbinsdale/Maple Grove areas. New to running so I would like to keep to decent trails between 1-4 miles. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:25:12 EST greeting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x52703446 hi, im jill!! nice to meet you all!! need to lose 200 pounds!!! lost 40 so far. plauteaued due to muscle gain! gl all....... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:46:47 EST Hello!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x52420367 Hi Everyone! Just moved here for my husband's work. New place, new me! Looking forward to getting to meet everyone! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 21:44:04 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x52397365 Started SP(again) yesterday. Would like to get to know others in the area and share our progress in this never ending battle. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 10:47:02 EST Just Moved Here...and I Am a Runner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x52359853 Hi there! I just moved to Minneapolis from the East Coast and am trying to adjust to the crazy coldness. I am used to being able to run year-round. Does anyone do that around here? What's the trick? What do you wear? Sat, 2 Mar 2013 21:22:07 EST MARCH 2013 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x52339247 Welcome to the MARCH 2013 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> Congrats to everyone who participated in the FEBRUARY Mileage Challenge! Some of us missed our goals by just a bit. Maybe it was the icy temps? I know, for me, it was last week when I realized I was going to be short at least one of my biking days due to the shorter month of February. But, we all still made progress. And, now we have a brand new month to set a new goal and reach it! <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> By t... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:18:31 EST Here goes nothing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x52198779 Hi all, I'm back for the third time to sparkpeople. Everytime I started in the past, I got pregnant and then stopped. I am 33, going through a divorce and I have two kids. I am not having any more kids and so I really want to loose the weight for good and have a healthy lifestyle. I am having a really hard time getting started this time around and finding time for exercise is extremely challenging. But here goes nothing.... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:04:47 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x52193285 I just started here at SP. I'm a 50 yo female who lives close to the lakes area of Minneapolis. I'd love to connect with some walking/biking friends for when the weather gets a little more tolerable. <BR> <BR> Michele Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:22:14 EST Starting week two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x52171162 Hi just recently got a post about this group. Things have mainly been going well. Glad to be invited to be a part of this group! <em>30</em> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 04:10:43 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x52161339 Hi Everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm not new to Spark People, I've used this website a few different times at different stages in my life. My attempt last year to use the website failed because of my full time school hours + full time work hours. I was running around for about 75 hours every week, it was exhausting. Now I'm done with school and actually have time to invest in this place! <BR> <BR> I'm glad to be here! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:29:29 EST Newbie Starting Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x52151494 HI everyone, I'm 25 and from Minneapolis. I am recovering from having ACL reconstruction surgery last Friday and I am more motivated the ever before to lose weight. I think a large part of that is because I don't ever want to take my health for granted again. I want to use this injury to come back healthy and strong. So, yea...I am going to see what rehabing my knee and losing weight at the same time is going to look like. I'm very excited to have found this website. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:31:14 EST Looking for a Work Out Buddy in Roseville/NE MPLS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x51983261 I am 26 years old and once again beginning my journey of weight loss. I am looking to find a friend that I can work out with on a regular basis to motivate each other! I am a former high school/college athlete and am comfortable with various methods of cardio and strength training. I already work out on a regular basis at the LA fitness in Roseville, but am open to other workout locations! Contact me if you are looking for a friend to work hard with in the gym and have fun in the process! Mon, 4 Feb 2013 23:19:32 EST West-Central Minnesota needs an Official Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x51961145 I joined in November. I got off to a slow start. But I am all sparking now. <BR> <BR> We found breast Cancer in May of 2012 and I had the left breast removed at Abbott Northwest on June 8th. It is a several hour drive to the Twin Cities and I made many trips on Interstate 94, always having to secure someone to drive my car. It turned out that the Piper Women's Breast Center was right next door to my Bariatric Center where I have had periodic appointments since 2006 after having had a ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 16:20:43 EST I'm new! Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x51930013 Hello all, my name is Megan. I am new to this whole thing! I have 2 kids and really just want to get my energy back for them! Fri, 1 Feb 2013 13:58:41 EST FEBRUARY 2013 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x51928063 Welcome to the FEBRUARY 2013 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Congratulations to everyone who achieved their JANUARY Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> And, congrats to everyone else who participated; try again this month! <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> This year it seems like the first of the month is always feeling like a deep freeze in the Twin Cities. So, again, if you're exercising outdoors, you'll definitely want to bundle up well! I hope we see a lot more... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:34:10 EST Dirty Girl Mud Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x51757577 Hi everyone I am new, but was wondering if anyone was interested in making a team and training for the Dirty Girl Mud Run. It's in Aug. I wanted to do it last year but didn't have a team. It looks really cool What do you think? <BR> <BR> http://www.godirtygirl.com/ Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:50:35 EST Trying this again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x51757363 Hi I am Leticia and I was here about 4yrs ago now. I didn't follow and do the things I needed to do because my personal life was in chaos. Well now I am divorced have gone back to school and getting my life back on track. This is the hard part for me. I am hoping to meet people and get the help and motivation I need to reach my goals. I can't wait. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:37:29 EST New to Spark - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x51478293 Hello, all. I'm new to Spark People but ready for a healthy lifestyle overhaul. I'm a 27 year old married mother of a toddler living in south Minneapolis. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 22:52:44 EST JANUARY 2013 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x51416537 Welcome to the JANUARY 2013 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATS to everyone who achieved their DECEMBER Mileage Goals!!! And, congrats to everyone else who participated; try again this month - you can do it! <BR> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> It feels like a deep freeze on this first day of the new year. So, if you're exercising outdoors, you'll definitely want to bundle up well! I hope we see a lot more participants this month. It doesn't matter if your goal is 5 miles, 50 miles or 500 miles.... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:40:23 EST Winter walking ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x51385399 I'm new here and need to find ways to walk in the winter. Any ideas? Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:11:03 EST Good winter running trails http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x51300187 I ran today on the snail lake regional trail today. It is plowed and minimal place have snow pack or ice. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have clear bike trails they enjoy running on in the winter? Sat, 22 Dec 2012 21:06:01 EST Not So New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x51234589 What can I say, I have been a part of SP for a few years. I haven't been very active here for longer than I like but here I am. Was born and raised in MN and am not fond of winter. My main activity for getting into shape is running. I have recently been dealing with a very common low back issue, a bulging disc, which put a damper on any activity for about 6 weeks. Anyway, I am back to running/walking but just for short periods. I was hoping to do the mileage challenge right off the bat, even ... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:06:31 EST Back and ready to meet my goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x51161424 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I was very active on Spark in 2006 but divorce, an empty nest and a year in Saudi Arabia put a damper on my weight loss efforts. <BR> <BR> I had a knee replacement in September 2012 but am ready to pick up my enthusiasm and get the ball rolling again. I feel good and my knee and I are getting acquainted with each other. <BR> <BR> My biggest issue is sugar- the white death has had a pretty good grip on me since childhood. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions, helpful hints or e... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:49:13 EST Just joined in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x51127402 My name is Echo and I am working toward making myself even more awesome than I already am! <BR> <BR> I have over 100 pounds to lose to get to my ULTIMATE goal weight but right now, I am just taking steps towards my first goal. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 7 Dec 2012 20:41:41 EST About Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x51080058 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been on the Spark People Team since 2010 and moved to Minneapolis in 2011. I'm just getting around to saying hi...guess I felt the need to be settled first! Anyway, I started taking my fitness a little bit more seriously after I graduated college in 2008....the freshman 15 is an understatement...but, I wasn't all in, at least not yet. I half-heartedly watched what I ate and only went to the gym when I felt like it. That led to going no where and more weight ga... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 08:29:24 EST Self Magazine Top Cities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x51056925 We made the top ten list in Self for healthiest cities for women :) <BR> <link>www.self.com/health/2012/12/healthie<BR>st-cities?intcid=pinkrail_1113_home_2 </link> Sun, 2 Dec 2012 16:07:57 EST DECEMBER 2012 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x51043819 CONGRATS to everyone who achieved their NOVEMBER Mileage Goals!!! And, congrats to everyone else who participated; try again this month - you can do it! Even if you didn't reach your goal, you still lapped everyone who just sat on their couch! <BR> <BR> Can you believe that it's DECEMBER?!?!?! What the heck? Where on earth did November go, much less 2012??? <BR> <BR> Well, it is winter in MN and if you're still exercising outdoors, you'll probably want to bundle up well! If the colder we... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 16:40:35 EST any one in the Northwest suburbs here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x51009904 Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Theresa, I live in Champlin. I work bizarre hours. In spite of this, I want to make the changes that will lead to me living my best life. Looking for people close by to keep in touch with. Let me know if you're out there, and would be interested in getting to know one another. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 02:30:20 EST Warrior Dash 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x50973070 Warrior Dash has a cyber monday registration special today $35.00 otherwise it's $50.00 <BR> <link>http://www.warriordash.com/register2<BR>013_minnesota.php# </link> <BR> <BR> I'm trying to decide if I want to sign up, or if it's too hard core for me :3 I have a couple of friends who have....Does anyone have any experience with these mud crawling, obstacle climbing sorts of 5k courses? Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:44:19 EST Polar Dash 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x50807777 Anyone else doing this race? It's been on my list of things to do for awhile now, but I'm officially registered with a friend. Run, walk, or crawl... I'm going to get to the finish line for my comeback race! Tue, 13 Nov 2012 07:44:38 EST TD5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x50799287 I'm signed up for the REI/Lifetime Turkey Day 5K -- anyone else? Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:12:32 EST NOVEMBER 2012 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x50643936 Welcome to the NOVEMBER 2012 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATS to everyone who achieved their OCTOBER Mileage Goals!!! And, congrats to everyone else who participated; try again this month - you can do it! Even if you didn't reach your goal, you still lapped everyone who just sat on their couch! <BR> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> The colder November weather is here. If you're still exercising outdoors, you'll probably want to bundle up well! The leaves are quickly migrating from the trees to... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 12:35:51 EST need to get healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x50490699 Hi everyone my name is Meredith. I have never done this before joinining or blogging or anything but Ihope this will keep me on track and give me helpful tips and ideas . Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:55:21 EST Here with Bells on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x50467719 My name is Doreen. I am 30 years old. I have a beautiful daughter that will be 2 in december. I am a dispatcher by day and a free lance writer by night. Neither job has many physical requirements, so I am glad to have spark. So far, I LOVE spark and I enjoy learning more each day. I want to lose about 50 pounds. I recently bought a scale and an elliptical. I found I lost 4 pounds. I am excited and hopeful about the future :) Sat, 20 Oct 2012 00:45:11 EST How far have you walked? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x50326397 When I lived downtown Minneapolis, I would walk from my place on 12th and Hennepin to MOA and back, a 26 mile walk. It took me all day but I did it! I also would walk out to Como Zoo and back, a 16 mile walk. You know you've gone 7 miles when your legs go numb. I live in St. Paul by Lake Phalen now and I haven't found a good walking route yet. Any tips?? <BR> <BR> How far have you walked in a day?? Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:09:44 EST Baby Step of the Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x50248897 Anyone who has met or made significant progress toward a goal knows that it doesn't happen with one giant leap, but rather through an accumulation of many small baby steps. Foot over foot, we make progress towards a goal and with each successful step we build momentum and confidence to reach our final destination. <BR> <BR> Use this thread to share your baby step of day. Maybe it's big; maybe it's small. Share it here to help others along and realize their little step today can amount to som... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 00:32:35 EST OCTOBER 2012 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x50189249 Welcome to the OCTOBER 2012 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATS to everyone who achieved their SEPTEMBER Mileage Goals!!! And, congrats to everyone else who participated; try again this month - you can do it! Even if you didn't reach your goal, you still lapped everyone who just sat on their couch! <BR> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Autumn is in full swing. The leaves are changing colors and many of them are already falling. It's getting colder out, but there are still a few warm days ahead of... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:35:17 EST Hi, Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x50116614 I am ERTsMOM. I live in south Minneapolis, near Lake Nokomis, and am a married mother of an almost 2yo. I have baby weight (and then some) to lose; ideally ~50lbs but I'm taking it 10lbs at a time. I'm looking for mutual support and encouragement. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:32:50 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x50011008 Hi All, my name is Christine and I am working on a two fold progress, weight loss and becoming more healthy. I have made some big changes in the last year of my life which included quitting smoking. It's been a little bit of a struggle to get my breathing back to normal but I am working on it! I am a very busy person as I work full time, attend school full time and have a 15 year old son. I am staying plenty busy and sometimes find that I lack time, energy and motivation to plan for meal... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:54:54 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x49864039 Hello, I'm Angela and I currently live in Brooklyn Center. I joined this group because I need motivation to stay on top of my goals. I does not work for me to do it alone. I also am in school and have to do this for a project. I have to create a weight loss program and track my progress and create an exercise program to tone up and built some muscle. I have never done anything like this so I really need input on how to get started. <em>40</em> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:14:10 EST Twin Cities Marathon - October 7, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x49829008 Anyone else running or cheering? <BR> <BR> I'll be running but would love to see a group of Spark cheerleaders out there too!! Sat, 8 Sep 2012 13:10:40 EST Hi! 25 with a LONG way to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x49743694 Hey everyone, <BR> 25 year old chicka from Minneapolis with a long way to go in my journey! Right now I'm roughly 140 pounds away from my "goal" weight (which might end up being a little lower than I'll make). I'm in it to get healthy and turn my body into something that can work for me! Right now I'm working on making it to the gym 5 times a week and watching calorie intake, I'm toying with the idea of going vegetarian or transitioning to a paleo type diet as I know carbs and sugar are what... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 23:48:45 EST SEPTEMBER 2012 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x49724507 Welcome to the SEPTEMBER 2012 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATS to everyone who achieved their AUGUST Mileage Goals!!! And, congrats to everyone else who participated! Even if you didn't reach your goal, you still lapped everyone who just sat on their couch! <BR> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Fall is upon us and the weather should be getting a little more mild. School is starting. So, for some, there might be a little more "you" time available. But, whether you have more time or less, do ev... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 16:46:35 EST Stopping by to say hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x49665517 Hey everyone! Beth here. Just wanted to drop a line to say hi. I'm starting (yet AGAIN) to gain control of my health. This time I have a bit more motivation - a 3 month old son who will all too soon be crawling and then walking. I'm hoping I can make this whole healthy eating and working out thing stick! Thanks! Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:11:13 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x49601344 Just popping in to say hi...I've been a member of SP since 2006...I'm really enjoying all the new features. Right now I'm working on tracking my food daily (and being honest about it!) and drinking more water - trying to slowly work myself back into the swing of things. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 08:07:07 EST Just want to say hello. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x49584204 Hello everyone, I'm Dee and this seems like the type of thing that I have been looking for. I wish you all success on your journey. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:16:11 EST Leah here, just saying hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x49417927 Hi, I'm Leah. I'm a local college student a MCTC. Looking to not only lose weight but actually get healthier. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 00:24:32 EST Purchasing a Bike ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x49345708 Does anyone know a few places to purchase a great bike(besides Penn Cycle) ? <BR> Any information in greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Meg Tue, 7 Aug 2012 07:42:46 EST want to get healther http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x49277812 Hi <BR> my name is Terry, I just turned 60 and want to get a grip on my health. I am going to quit smoking, eat better. I have delt with cancer, heart attack. I am know able to go to the ymca for free and I am going to take advantage of it. Thu, 2 Aug 2012 16:53:19 EST AUGUST 2012 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x49256452 Welcome to the AUGUST 2012 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATS to everyone who achieved their JULY Mileage Goals!!! Way to go! I'll be honest (as if you couldn't just look) I didn't make it. Too danged HOT!!! Let's hope that August is hospitable and doesn't give us too high temps or too much humidity! Yeah, right! <BR> <BR> Summer is two-thirds complete! The end of this month is the Great MN Get-together! WE have to use what we're given. We only have 30+ days of summer "vacation" le... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 10:58:48 EST Genealogy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x49187561 I just checked my email and had this update from ancestry.com for the 1940 census. Minnesota is on there. <BR> Leona <BR> <BR> <BR> Now search AK, AR, ID, MA, MN, MO, ND, NM, OK, RI, SD and UT in the 1940 Census <BR> <BR> Also complete: AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, GA, HI, IN, KS, KY, ME, MI, MT, NE, NH, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, VA, VT, WA and WI <BR> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 20:28:17 EST YWCA Women's Triathlon August 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x49167732 I just signed up for this race and thought I would check if anyone else might be doing it. I hope to continue my training so I can do the olyimpic length at the end of August (Dare To Tri in Maple Grove) or in September (One Last Tri in Stillwater). Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:40:59 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x48946862 Hi! I am new on here. I was on years ago and I am back. I love hot yoga and working out at the gym. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 08:47:17 EST hanging in there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x48937233 Hi--I am once again trying to address issues around emotional eating and get back to a body weight that will support wellness and positive mental health. I'm doing a medical weight management program at a local hospital but I am finding that I have to pay close attention to my emotional triggers and develop new coping skills. The nutrition information and medical monitoring are great, but I have to address the psychological stuff as well. I know I feel better emotionally when I eat in ways... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:35:51 EST New Chapter in my book of life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x48861488 Hello everyone, I am Susan and I am re-joining Sparkpeople after a long long recovery time. I finally have some energy back and am stronger. I need to shed my hibernation fur coat. I am off all prescription medication and intend to keep it that way with nutritious food and lost of movement. Thanks for being here for us. Group hug. Fri, 6 Jul 2012 21:32:08 EST JULY 2012 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x48777107 Welcome to the JULY 2012 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATS to everyone who achieved their JUNE Mileage Goals!!! Way to go! <BR> <BR> Summer is one-third complete! This is MN people! WE have to use what we're given. We only have 60+ days of summer "vacation" left. LET'S GET MOVINGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! <BR> <BR> Who can argue with that? Get outside! Take a walk. Ride a bike. Play some ball!!!! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by walki... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 14:39:37 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x48774667 Hey all- My name is Cassie and I am 26 years old. I live in Crystal with my Boyfriend and our two dogs. I am looking to lose around 120-130 pounds. I am the heaviest I have ever been at 260 pounds. I got my weight down to 170 twice, but ended up gaining it back. My previous highest weight was 225, but with my last weight gain I went higher than I have ever been after my boyfriend was in a bicycle accident (he is fine now) and I went back to using food as a crutch/comfort. I'm looking to get o... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 11:16:19 EST Stay At Home Mom Getting back on Feet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x48731899 Now that my toddler is toddling laps around the house, I thought I'd get back in shape to keep up with him once he's running. That means establishing all those healthy life habits I want him to learn from me. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:44:58 EST Going on vacation - a little concerned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x48702309 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm very excited to go see my sister, I have told her that it is very important that I don't gain any weight while I am visiting her out of state. She says she is on board but I am still concerned. She lives in the south so it is going to be HOT. Luckily, she has a swimming pool so I know we will be able to swim laps and be active there. We had been planning canoe trips and bike riding but it's supposed to be in the 100's. I guess we can hike (she lives in a VERY hilly pla... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:24:44 EST Good Lakes for swimming in the twin cities area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x48667639 Lake swimming is a foreign concept to an east coast transplant like myself. But, as the weather is getting hot, I've been thinking it would be nice to try it out. I found a pdf that lists swimming beaches in the Twin Cities area... <BR> <BR> <link>http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/recreat<BR>ion/swimming/tc_beaches.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> And I was wondering if anyone had particular feelings about one lake over another. Where *is* the best place to go swimming? Is there one you'd recommend that'... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:09:16 EST Susan from Minneapolis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x48654967 Help- I have a lot of weight to lose. I have walked faithfully everyday, 1/2 hour per day. I have diligently tracked and measured my food intake for 2 weeks. Yet, I have not lost one thing! Is there anybody else out there with a similar starting experience who can give me encouragement to keep going? Sat, 23 Jun 2012 12:47:10 EST Color Run - St.Paul, MN July 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x48637887 <link>http://thecolorrun.com/minnesota/ </link> <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of signing up for the Color Run in a couple of weeks and I was wondering if anyone had experience with it? How was it? <BR> <BR> I normally run 5ks on my own, so I don't have a team or anything, just me.I'm wondering if it'll still be fun solo, or if it's not worth the registration fee? Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:08:02 EST Summer Women's Running Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x48570039 MDRA will be hosting a summer women's running class that will begin on Wednesday 6/20. We will meet until 8/29, with no class on 7/4. <BR> <BR> We will meet at the Edina Community Center in room 329. You can register the night of. Cost is $50. Runners/walkers of all levels are welcome. Bring a friend:_) 6:00-7:30. <BR> <BR> Please let me know if you have any questions! <BR> Sun, 17 Jun 2012 22:56:34 EST Me and happy to be me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x48434893 I am a 31 year old mother of 3 kids who keep me on my toes every minute of the day. In the past I always looked at excercise as a way to get skinny or that "perfect body" I began to look at it as a way to start living a healthy life style learning about what I can do to keep myself healthy so I can be around for all three of my kids firsts. The life changing event was the night my husband died in my arms I awoke to my 8 year old telling me something was wrong with daddy. he couldn't wake him ... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 14:56:56 EST hey there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x48348880 hey there, <BR> My name is melanie. I joined this a few weeks ago but forgot to introduce myself. I'm 22 years old and originally from Minnesota. I'm currently living in South Carolina where my husband is stationed. <BR> As of right now my ultimate goal is to lose 35 more pounds hopefully i'll make it at least half way there before the end of the year when we go back home for Christmas. I just got back in to making sure i work out everday a few weeks ago and it gotten a lot easier since it... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 01:46:07 EST JUNE 2012 Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x48322601 Welcome to the JUNE 2012 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATS to everyone who achieved their MAY Mileage Goals!!! Way to go! <BR> <BR> First day of June AND it's a FRIDAY!!! <BR> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <BR> Who can argue with that? Get outside! Take a walk. Ride a bike. Play some ball! Enjoy MN warm weather while we've got it!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by walking, running, swimming, biki... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:27:16 EST Time for Bike Walk Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x48311945 Twin Cities residents are invited to trade in their cars -- at least once -- for a bike or a walk during Bike Walk Week from June 2 to June 10. Nearly 10,000 people participated last year. Organizers have lots of events to get people into the act this year <BR> <BR> <link>www.startribune.com/local/155844075.<BR>html </link> <BR> <link>www.bikewalkweek.org </link> Thu, 31 May 2012 15:18:14 EST Need some structure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x48255192 Hello there. I have been working on improving my health for a couple of years now and have lost a modest amount of weight. Working on this on my own, it has been hard to stay focused on my goals. I think I can be more successful if I have a more definitive plan and concrete goals, not to mention the support of an online community. I've had difficulties with sticking to an exercise plan, a habit of high-calorie snacking in the evenings, and working long hours in a very demanding job. My streng... Sun, 27 May 2012 21:26:51 EST Going to succeed in Farmington http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x48003949 Good Morning, <BR> I joined this morning because I have not had much success on my own. I was once very active and fit...I will be that again. My children are very active and I miss not playing around with them. I have spent so much time running them to soccer, track, basketball, football and wrestling that I stopped making time for myself. I need to be held accountable. Thu, 10 May 2012 10:04:26 EST I am back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x47996875 I haven't been staying with this program have tried some others but I know this one works if I work it. This time I am going to try and get a little more involved with blogging and getting on the message board. So wish me luck and hope to hear from everyone. Wed, 9 May 2012 21:34:09 EST Muck Ruckus MS Twin Cities August 11, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x47991831 Anyone interested in putting together a SparkPeople team for the 2012 Muck Ruckus MS Twin Cities? It's a fundraiser for Multiple Schlerosis. More info here: <BR> http://nationalmssociety.org/chapters/mn<BR>m/fundraising-events/muckruckus-ms-twi<BR>n-cities/index.aspx <BR> <BR> Looks like a ton of fun, but very challenging. Wed, 9 May 2012 14:45:44 EST 4 mile Run for the Ribbon, May 20th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x47990791 If you have already accomplished a 5k event or 3, and you are still confidently running the 3.2 miles you have built up to... it's time to up the goal! This is a 4 mile run event. <BR> <BR> I know this may be a little out of the running comfort zone. Sometimes we all need to push a little to see how awesome our bodies really are, and how much more they can do if we let them! <BR> <BR> It's $30, supports the MN AIDS Project and comes with a t-shirt! <BR> <BR> https://community.mnaidsproject... Wed, 9 May 2012 13:44:20 EST NW Wisconsonite Sneaking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x47958207 Just thought I'd join this team since I'm close enough to MN to take advantage of the city, but I live up across the river from Taylors Falls. I've recently become more active on SparkPeople and appreciate the community and tools here. So, hopefully if there are events and activities in the TC I'll hear about them here. Looking forward to getting to know you all! Mon, 7 May 2012 15:45:50 EST Hey All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x47877723 Hi! I am new here. I'm hoping that being a member of sparks will help me be more active and get fit! Wed, 2 May 2012 13:00:06 EST MAY 2012 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x47853735 Welcome to the MAY 2012 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATS to everyone who achieved their APRIL Mileage Goals!!! Way to go! <BR> <BR> The weather is getting nicer out, so it's a great time to get out and MOVE your body! And, if we have some April showers, don't forget to check out some of the great places here in the Twin Cities where you can get in some indoor mileage! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by walking, running, swimming... Tue, 1 May 2012 08:25:49 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x47672958 Hi, my name is Nicole. I am from Minnesota and I am 40 years old. I am a mother of 2 and a grandmother of 1. I had gastratic byspass in 2001 but never lost as much as I wanted to. I have been dealing with my weight issues all my life and I am tired of letting life pass me by while I put everything on hold until I get to the size I want to be. I just want to live a healthy life and love myself. I just have to keep going. I always stop when I get to a certain point. But if I stick with it- I... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:25:08 EST New here/In Blaine need partner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x47644787 Hi All, <BR> I am new here. I have been an inactive member of sparkpeople for a number of years. What I'm looking for is a running partner. I live in Blaine. near 109th and radisson road. The last couple years I have started to get into running. Did some 5ks and an adventure 5k (super fun) but for the last several months have gotten out of it. Hoping to find someone to motivate me and help me stay accountable. I'd also be interested in finding someone to do new things with... I'm a mom of 2, ... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:04:59 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x47631447 Hi. I turned 40 last year and was on a mission to be as fit as ever. I have since jumped off the wagon and am back to my yo-yoing ways. I know how to lose, I am just finding it hard to get going again. I'm hoping to find a way to be accountable on a daily basis. Any suggestions??? Thanks! Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:42:46 EST restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x47608538 this is a restart going to do it this time! Diabetic so have to! Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:25:25 EST My name is Stephanie Martin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x47393018 Hi..........My name is Stephanie and I am overweight and currently weigh 178 lbs and want to get down to 128 lbs. I am a Christian and I love to cook and to eat. My main goal is to loose the weight and keep it off. I haven't dated in 4 years and I miss the company of a spouse. I consider myself Bisexual. I love the fine things in life and I want to win the lottery or PCH Sweepstakes. I want to become RICH and FAMOUS and I will do it !!! Mon, 2 Apr 2012 18:05:01 EST APRIL 2012 MILEAGE CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x47375509 Welcome to the APRIL 2012 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATS to everyone who achieved their MARCH Mileage Goals!!! Way to go! <BR> <BR> The weather is getting nicer out, so it's a great time to get out and MOVE your body! And, if we have some April showers, don't forget to check out some of the great places here in the Twin Cities where you can get in some indoor mileage! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by walking, running, swimmi... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:17:55 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x47363835 Hi folks Im brand new to the whole spark thing and hopefully I find some sucess with it! I am a single woman from Minneapolsi who realizes that she desperatly needs to lose weight, cant be turning 30 in a year and be this size. I work weird hours at a local hospital, which means my eating habits are horrible! hopefully I can find the encouragment and support through this that I need! <BR> Thanks <BR> Bridget Sun, 1 Apr 2012 00:10:22 EST hello its ms. wells http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x47324998 I really wanna live a healthier life and enjoy myself instead of being depressed and using that as a reason to eat more. I wanna be able to go out to eat and still eat healthy........make good decisions! Thu, 29 Mar 2012 12:54:07 EST Newish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x47299703 I started Spark People in November of last year and was doing great... until I wasn't. However, I am not resigned to living an unhealthy lifestyle, so I am picking myself up and starting over! I am looking for inspiration and motivation from this site and this team to help me stay on track this time! Thanks to everyone for the positive attitudes and support. Also, virtual and actual accountability partners would be much appreciated! Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:04:04 EST Tell me about your setbacks... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x47264338 So I'm REALLY struggling right now to not give up on this journey. I've gained weight and inches even though I've been working my butt off at the gym and eating less and I'm on the edge about to jump off the wagon AGAIN. So I was wondering, to those of you who have lost weight successfully... "What were some of your setbacks when you first started your journey?" Mon, 26 Mar 2012 00:43:24 EST Hi I'[m Bridget Or Mrs B http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x47226705 I lost my job last year and decided to change careers so enrolled in pharmarcy Tech school. well needless to say i will graduateing in May Yeah. Am I'm so excited for the future <BR> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:34:26 EST New Friend(s)...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x47181880 Hi Twin Cities! I'm new to sparkpeople and new to Minneapolis. I'm not, however, new to being overweight. I'm hoping this site can keep me motivated and accountable as I work to lose weight I've slowly been accruing over the last eight years or so, but I'm also hoping I might be able to find a walking/weight loss buddy. I live in Uptown and would like to meet some people who are doing the same diet/exercise/lifestyle change thing that I am... Anyone out there? Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:23:34 EST 5k in the Metrodome, April 1, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x46965005 You can run, walk, or a little of both. A friend and I signed up, and it will be her first 5k run! Sounds intriguing, so you should sign up too- there is nothing intimidating about the halls of the Metrodome, right? Right! http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/programs-a<BR>nd-outreach/upcoming-events/legacy-5k Thu, 8 Mar 2012 00:42:05 EST I watch Paula Deen and I scream, "EAT MORE BUTTER" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46958481 I've been on spark for a long while, years really. I've been on and off due to life but I'm here again. I want to be more involved in the group setting and look, a twin cites group. I haven't looked into this group too far but do we do group 5Ks or anything? A get to know ya run? Just curious. Anyways, I'm 28 and looking to get fit. I'm on a low carb diet and I work out 6 times a week. I'm LOVING this nice winter and I'm itching to get outside and plant plants and do the garden. I'm in St. Pa... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 17:08:19 EST I'm new here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46916424 Hello everyone! I'm new to this team, but not new to SP (although I haven't logged in for a looooong time until today). I have a confession: I actually live in Wisconsin. I hope you won't hold that against me. I live near Hudson, so I'm not too far, geographically speaking. I am originally from MN, and spent a couple years living in Minneapolis. So, I've always considered myself to be a Minnesotan at heart. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 12:37:24 EST MARCH 2012 MILEAGE CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x46843680 Welcome to the MARCH 2012 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> Really? Really? Okay, I'm done..............with winter.............it can GO NOW! <BR> Did you shovel yesterday? Did you pull ice/snow/slush off your roof? Did you throw salt on your sidewalks? YOU MOVED!!! Count it! If you're taking a step, you're moving a mile! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by walking, running, swimming, biking, etc. You can join this challenge at ANY ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:25:39 EST The new girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46738075 How are you guys doing? I'm Meg, 22 and looking for a buddy. Someone who is strong and motivational. A little bit about me? I go to college and work full time. I have 2 cats and one dog. I love, love, LOVE my family. I'm super laid back and down to earth (or at least I like to think so). I love children.... hmmmmmmmmm. I like doing pretty much everything. <BR> GOALS: make some new friends on spark people and keep track of my food and fitness. <BR> DOWNFALLS: FOOD!!! I love me some carbs! <BR... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:49:23 EST Bike Trails http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x46732663 Anyone know of good bike trails in the area? Just got a bike for my birthday and am so excited I am already trying to figure out where to ride lol. <BR> <BR> I live in the Maple Grove area so anything in the cities or not far for a quick Saturday or Sunday get away. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:18:14 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46697293 Hi! I'm so glad to see a local team. I'm a new member needing more interaction with people reaching for similar goals. I've been fighting the same 50 pounds on an off and I want to stay on the fight this time. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:59:50 EST Best stores to buy workout stuff from http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x46672847 As a relative minneapolis/st.paul newbie, I was wondering if anyone had a great store(s) they would recomend for buying stuff like running shoes and workout clothes? I've browsed at some of the department stores, but they're not very helpful or knowledgeable. <BR> <BR> I really prefer going into a store to shopping online :-/ Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:50:53 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46631461 I am going on 61, have diabetes and every malady associated with obesity. I have tried every diet and exercise plan on this planet. I have lost all motivation and oomph to even try anymore. I work and work and starve and burn out. I don't know how to get motivated again. <em>46</em> <em>46</em> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:38:56 EST I'm a New Member to this Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46615102 Hello all! I am ERTsMOM, proud mother of a almost 1yo beautiful little girl. <BR> <BR> I joined the YMCA a couple weeks ago and have gone 3x/week. My goal is to go at least 4x/week and I'm still working my schedule to allow that. I work ~28hrs/week and spend the rest of my time with my daughter. <BR> <BR> I'm here looking for motivation as I work towards a healthier lifestyle as well as provide you support in your journey. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:10:04 EST I disappeared for a while... :S http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46600395 Hey guys! I'm Meg. I joined this club a while ago, but alas, I disappeared for a while. So I'm re-introducing myself! Like I said, I'm Meg, 22 and a college student. I go to St Cloud State at the moment but I love, Love, LOVE Minneapolis/St. Paul. I lived there for a while and go there often. I'm not planning on living in St. Cloud forever. Hopefully just the next two years and then I'm back to the place I love, Minneapolis! :) <BR> I'm kinda proud of myself because I've really been putting s... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:15:26 EST Not new to SP, but new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46587302 Hello, My name is Beth. I moved to Minneapolis 9 months and recently joined a gym, but I have absolutely no motivation. I need a buddy bad. Anyone near or in downtown would be great if you need a buddy. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:04:51 EST 2012 March 17 - Get Lucky HM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x46585980 I'll be running this on March 17 as my third HM of 2012 and part of my 12 half or full marathons this year. <BR> <BR> Let me know if anyone wants to get together! The link for info and registration is <link>getluckytc.org/ </link> . Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:16:01 EST New to SP, lots to figure out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46494089 Hi, My name is Lena! <BR> <BR> I moved from New Jersey to Minneapolis last year, and I'm still trying to get used to it all. I've joined SP for support on my quest to drop 50lbs! Woo! I used to fence competively in high school, and I want to get back in shape so that I can start doing that again ! <BR> <BR> I'm really not sure what to say here, other than : It's a pleasure to meet you all! Wed, 8 Feb 2012 22:52:16 EST New to this team, but not new to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46468343 Hello everyone. I've been on Sprk People for some time, although I've not been active recently. I've lost weight and gained it back again. Now I'm back on track again and looking for ways to keep my motivation level up. I'm interested in finding a workout buddy. I'm in South Saint Paul and I am a YMCA member. My favorite class is deep water exercise and I've done some step classes too. I've never tried Zumpa, but I'm always open to try something different to keep things interesting. I like to... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 13:56:03 EST FEBRUARY 2012 MILEAGE CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x46356188 Welcome to the FEBRUARY 2012 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> Really? Really? I think I started the January challenge with those words! Are you certain we're still in MN.....I know we're not in Kansas anymore.........maybe we ARE over the rainbow!!! 40 degrees. Three days in a row. In January! <BR> <BR> Well no excuses now. Get up, get out (or in) and get MOVING!!! It can be running, walking, swimming, cardio, boot camp, dancing! If you're taking a step, you're moving a mile! <BR> <... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 08:24:17 EST Best Gym for 40 and over in Brooklyn Center http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x46121888 Hey All, I joined a 40 and over gym yesterday and I'm so excited about it I had to share. This is the best place to work out in Brooklyn Center. It's called Idunna. No stress. Ok besides the fact that they don't allow spandex or youngsters is a huge plus. I love that every time you go in that you get supervised training with a trained professional with a college degree in physical therapy or kinetics. It cost about the same as any other gym and they do except insurance so you'll get the $2... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:30:01 EST 40 and older Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46121787 Hey All, I joined a 40 and over gym yesterday and I'm so excited about it I had to share. Ok besides the fact that they don't allow spandex or youngsters is a huge plus. I love that every time you go in that you get supervised training with a trained professional with a college degree in physical therapy or kinetics. It cost about the same as any other gym and they do except insurance so you'll get the $20 off if you attend 13 times a month. The location is perfect the hours work for me. ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:23:11 EST Bonjour! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46103475 Hey, fellow Minneapolitans, <BR> <BR> I'm just starting out on Spark. Looking forward to losing weight, getting in shape, kicking ass and taking names. I am a foul-mouthed music and beer snob who rarely ventures out of NE Minneapolis unless there's good food to be had. I love eating and cooking, which, in combination with that stupid slowing metabolism thing that happens around 30, placed me in my current predicament. I have a pair of dogs, a sweetly irritating husband, and a job which force... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:47:07 EST Special K Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x46087661 Has anyone done the Special K diet? (lose 6 pounds in 2 weeks) <BR> <BR> I want to know if it worked or didn't work? And...how it works <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:41:35 EST I'm new here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x46083549 Hi everybody, I am new to sparkpeople and and posting here hoping to make local friends. I have tried to lose weight over and over again only to lose motivation or say "screw it". I have tried WW multiple times. I know what I need to do, I just have a problem doing it. My weight affects my daily life, my self esteem, and my relationships. <BR> <BR> Help me. Something different needs to happen. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:36:22 EST WORKOUT BUDDY NEEDED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45915470 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am 26, live in Minnetonka, and work Sunday-Thursday 2p-10p. I vow to make this my healthiest year ever. I want to lose the weight I gained after quitting smoking 18 months ago and turn my healthy eating habits up a notch and be the healthiest I can possibly be in 2012. I walk/run around the neighborhood and hit the gym up a few times a week but I am looking to break out of the mold and try new things like indoor rock climbing, walking new lakes, train for a 5k in the sp... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 01:11:07 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45892543 I want to join this team because having people near you with the same interests or goals can be motivating and inspirational. I live in Saint Paul and my goals are to lose weight, get stronger, and fight the winter blues. Here is to a great start of a brand new shiny year!!!! <em>30</em> Sun, 8 Jan 2012 00:24:19 EST looking to stay motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45887265 I am new to Spark and need motivational ideas as well as creative ways to lose weight. I am pretty active but need to eat less. What foods do you find fill you up yet are easy to make? I love fruits and veggies but also have a sweet tooth . . . how do I give that up? Thanks for your ideas. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 19:44:21 EST Stacy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45868685 Hello All, This is my very first time trying something like this, I'm so desperate to lose this weight I had to try something. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 20:04:52 EST New to sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45866038 Hey there, I'm Amy. I'm 26 years old and I live in Coon Rapids with my boyfriend and my 2 year old daughter. I just signed up today and I'm so excited to try and get this weight loss going. I did it before I had my daughter...I lost 60 pounds. But during my pregnancy I gained it all back, plus some. I'm needing some accountability and motivation and hoping that I can get that on here. Thanks for taking the time to read and say hi! Hope to get to know you all! Fri, 6 Jan 2012 17:27:01 EST Restarting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45850884 I know I love Sparkpeople and I know it works wonderfully for losing weight... I just keep falling off the wagon! :( Well, no more! I've got my ducks in a row and fully intend to make this the year I meet and exceed my goals! \o/ Thu, 5 Jan 2012 22:22:33 EST EVERYONE PLEASE WELCOME MARYFERN2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x45840256 MARYFERN2 has graciously offered to help lead our our SparkMinneapolis/St.Paul team! Please take a moment to give her a warm welcome. Mary is a computer programmer who, in her words "spends way too much time sitting." Boy, do I know that feeling!!! She's looking forward to giving and receiving support to improve her diabetes and get back to the sports she loves, Zumba, walking and tennis. <BR> <BR> I'm excited to have some help with getting this team more involved! If anyone else has ideas f... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 12:27:31 EST Any Bikers?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x45823022 I am really hoping to start riding bike this spring. I have not really done this for about 14 or 15 years and then it was just tooling around town with friends. I want to purchase a new bike that I will be able to hopefully some day hit the trails with but don't want to buy anything to extravagant. Some people tell me to go to Target and others recommend expensive bike stores. Anyone have any suggestions?? I live in Maple Grove so the closer the better!! <em>217</em> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 16:42:09 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45822295 Hi, <BR> I'm starting on my journey to health and happiness. As I suffer from depression, it is often difficult for me to reach out to others or get myself moving and I'm hoping to find support. My confidence and esteem are pretty minimal so I'm hoping connecting online will help me to reach out more. <BR> Hope all is well in your world! <BR> :) Wed, 4 Jan 2012 16:01:19 EST Yes I AM new here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45816195 Hi all, I a newbie here, and happy to join in with you all!! I'm a mother of two and looking to lose a LARGE amount of weight...I have too! I want to be healthy and beautiful! How are all of YOU doing? Oh yeah I reside in Minneapolis YAY! <em>253</em> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 10:38:43 EST Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45799910 Hello all, <BR> <BR> My name is Ria. I am a thirty three year old mom and a full time employee. I have tried this before and have failed everytime. I need someone (s) to help me be accountable this time. Lets email/chat/txt about our meals or exercise. I meet an awesome support friend on one of these message boards last summer and it was great walking the lakes together. Unfortunately her hubby changed jobs and she isn't close by anymore. I have about fifty lbs to lose. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 16:11:55 EST JANUARY 2012 MILEAGE CHALLENGE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x45744649 Welcome to the JANUARY 2012 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> Really? Really? December, no white Christmas? January, midnight, when all the crazies are out, blizzard? (okay, well not a blizzard.....but come'on!!!) <BR> So we kinda, sorta got our snow............for now...........forecast is for 40 sometime later in the week............I don't have a lot of faith in MN weather right now...........SO...... <BR> <BR> Whether it's swimming, walking, playing tennis, or cardio! Get up, get out (o... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 11:11:39 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x45744145 Just swinging by to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Here is to a healthy and happy 2012. <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Wanda Sun, 1 Jan 2012 10:46:13 EST Back Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45713661 Good Morning Everyone! I am Wanda and I used to belong to Spark People but fell to the wayside so I am back to try again. I hope to learn some good tips from others in my quest to eat healthy and lose some weight along the way. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:16:02 EST looking forward to your support. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45683444 I am 56 years old. I am 5'41/2" and weigh 160 pounds. I would be happy if I lost 10-12 pounds. I worked for Honneywell for 25 years and have been retired for a year and a half. <BR> I live in an independant living residence. There are many activities here and many goodies. I need help loosing wieght. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 13:26:26 EST Hello Twin Cities! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45661337 I joined today and I am very excited to get started. I am no different then all of the others who have tried this all before. The difference this time is having a huge support group! I am excited to read and share successes and have fun with this team. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 00:42:06 EST I finally made it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45643870 Hi everyone! My name is Galiena and I'm a stay at home mom of 3 amazing kids. My goal is to lose 120 lbs., to have more energy to keep up with my family and to feel better about myself. I love to read, watch movies, listen to music, play games, go camping and spend time with my family and friends. I was told about Sparkpeople a year ago by my nephew's wife who now has lost over 60 pounds because of Sparkpeople. I am so excited to get started. I just know that this time next year I will be a l... Sun, 25 Dec 2011 11:30:37 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45505273 Hi all, <BR> <BR> My name is Anne. I've been kinda lurking around Spark for a while now, but until recently my participation has been spotty, at best. <BR> <BR> I decided on Thanksgiving day that enough was enough, and I had to get serious about getting healthier. According to the BMI charts, I have about 100 lbs to lose (gulp) in order to get myself into the healthy weight range. <em>40</em> That seems a bit overwhelming, so I'm looking at this as a 20-lb-at-a-time project. So far so goo... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:12:24 EST Beginning again...again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45477752 Hi all! My name is Anna and I have been on and off SP for the last five years. I have this medical condition called no self control <em>198</em> . It seems everytime I start out I end up quitting because a relaxed, yummy food lifestyle is just too good to give up apparently. So, here I am again toying with the idea of becoming both healthy and a good role model for my children. Which brings me to my children...I am a single mother to two boys. They are almost two and almost three years old... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 06:46:05 EST Friend making easy to fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x45475509 Hi. I have a problem with a friend. My friend is currently in the process of joining the Army, where as myself is in the process of joining the Air Force, and we're both overweight to ship to basic training (his weight is less then mine). Now the problem comes in at food and exercise. He makes it easy to fall off of my diet and makes it harder to do my exercise. He constantly brings unhealthy food around me and basically shoves it into my face making temptation even harder to resist. Does any... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 23:23:11 EST 2012 Jan 1 - Team Ortho Polar Dash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x45445727 Anyone attending the Polar Dash this year? <BR> <BR> I'm running (maybe that's shuffling) the half marathon and I know a few people doing the 5K. <BR> <BR> Any other Sparkers planning to represent? Fri, 9 Dec 2011 15:43:39 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45421172 HI! I have just joined S.P. after being referred to this by someone on another website. I need the motivation (more then I have now) and to be able to see my progress in front of me. I am hoping to lose 91 lbs so I can join the Air Force. Look Forward to getting to know everybody. Well thanks for listening! Wed, 7 Dec 2011 21:44:01 EST Looking for some motivators! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45374326 Hi. I'm Salena. I moved here in June from Austin, TX. Since my move I have gained 10-12 lbs bringing me to my highest weight ever. It is not a good feeling. I have always been of the mindset that I don't really need help. I have had a sparkpage since 2007 but other than blog I haven't really used any of the resources or groups available. I am also trying to get my family (who are all in California) involved with me in some way. <BR> <BR> I turn 31 next month and I am really worried about th... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 22:33:10 EST DECEMBER 2011 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x45318770 Welcome to the DECEMBER 2011 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who achieved their NOVEMBER Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> It's snowing! <em>425</em> <em>425</em> It's snowing!! <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> It's snowing!!! <BR> Whether it's swimming, walking, playing tennis, or cardio! Get up, get out (or in) and get MOVING!!! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by walking, running, swim... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 08:35:06 EST Hello! Hoping We Can Help Each Other! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45273756 Hi, I'm M. I finally decided to get serious about my weight loss, and being avid in an on-line weight loss community. I am excited about SparkPeople, and hope to meet some of you in person, and help each other out with our goals. <BR> I recently turned 30. There are so many things I still want to try in life- different sports and dancing that I've been apprehensive about at my current weight. <BR> I also would love to get married, and have a family, but I want to be at a better place ... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:35:17 EST Hello Twin Cities people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45266864 I'm Steph, and I live in the north part of the metro. I work full-time, go to college full-time, and am married with a 2 year old. My biggest challenge most days is just figuring out how to fit everything into my schedule, but I love it! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I really do enjoy exercising and tracking my food, so I've been doing great so far...and I've lost 27 pounds since October 7 even with a 3 week plateau! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to meeting some new Spark Friends in this group... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 01:52:58 EST Hi There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45248887 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Sherri and live North of the cities. I work full time and do school part time (currently doing prerequisites for Nursing) I have about 100 pounds to lose, but am just taking it 5 pounds at a time. <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 18:52:11 EST Where do you exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x45080454 When I started SparkPeople, I was exercising very little and focusing on my food and nutrient intake. As the pounds started to come off, I gradually started adding more exercise into the mix. Over the summer, I loved going for walks around Lake Nokomis or even just around the neighborhood. Now that it is getting colder out, I've retreated into my basement and have been using my treadmill and elliptical machine. <BR> <BR> Since most of our team lives in the Twin Cities, I'm curious where ever... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 18:21:34 EST New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x45045343 Hi everyone! I'm new to the team, new to spark, and new to the cities, so I'd definitely love to find a buddy or two. My girlfriend and I just moved to Minneapolis (just west of downtown) last month, and we don't know anyone in the area. We are loving it so far, so many fun things to do (and so many delicious looking restaurants....). <BR> <BR> A little bit about me... I'm 31 and I have around 30 pounds to lose. I eat fairly ok for the most part, but I'm terrible about exercise. I would be ... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 13:54:40 EST EVERYONE PLEASE WELCOME!!! MPLSKEN!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x45026267 <em>215</em> <em>224</em> <em>215</em> <BR> MPLSKEN has graciously agreed to become the leader of our fair SparkMinneapolis/St.Paul team!!! Please take a minute to give him an appropriate welcome. He's excited and enthusiastic and I can't wait to see what he has in mind to get this team revved up!!! <BR> For the moment, I'll be hanging around to help and I will never leave the team, but I'm sure if anyone is still interested that Ken would love to have help!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em>... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 08:37:11 EST Anyone Interested In Leadership????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x44994233 I've thought long and hard about this and I'm very "close" to stepping down. <BR> If anyone is interested in taking my spot, I'll happily hand over the reins. <BR> My life has gone in a slightly different direction and I just don't feel like I'm doing enough to lead this HUGE group in the manner in which it deserves. I'm not leaving Spark, but I'd be thrilled if some energetic, enthusiastic member would step up and run with this group! <BR> Please respond either here or private message me ... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 08:28:19 EST Greetings MSP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x44947222 I am using sparkpeople to its fullest and am committed to changing my life and health. I looked in the mirror one night...I was dehydrated, had been working in front of a computer all day and night without any lights on, my ankles were swollen, I had not brushed my teeth and I had been binging and ate and entire pan of cinnamon pastry. My eyes were passed what I would call blood shot. They looked like they were literally bleeding! I had so much sugar in my blood vessels sticking to the wa... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 12:36:21 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x44868264 Hello, I am new to the site today and a bit overwhelmed by all of the information! I love all of the support on the forums. <BR> A little bit about me, I live in Minneapolis with my husband and 3 young kids. I have around 60lbs of weight to shed. I am a runner, although not a very good one right now. I will be running Grandma's Marathon in June 2012 and I am determined to be close to my goal by then! <BR> I am looking forward to being active on SP and "meeting" people. <BR> Thanks! Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:38:02 EST NOVEMBER 2011 Mileage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x44862982 Welcome to the NOVEMBER 2011 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who achieved their OCTOBER Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <BR> MOVE IT! MOVE IT! MOVE IT! Keep your body moving to ward off the cold! <BR> Whether it's swimming, walking, playing tennis, or cardio! Get up, get out (or in) and get MOVING!!! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by walking, running, swimming, biking, etc. You can join this challenge at ANY time d... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 08:33:05 EST Won't give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x44844116 Hi all, <BR> Introducing myself. Lets see, i am 28, 220 pounds and 5'4, and looking for a transformation. I put on the weight after being put on some anti psychotic medication, i have schizo- affective disorder and depression. Before being put on the medications, i was 140 pounds about right for my height. While i am glad to have my mental health, i am still bummed that i look like this. Call it vanity, call it ingratitude, but i still want to get back to my old size. Plus its not good for... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 06:22:21 EST New SP Team in Plymouth, MN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x44828899 Hi All!! I just created a new SP Team "Sparking in Plymouth MN" in an effort to make Sparking a little more localized. If you are from the area of Plymouth (or even a first tier neighbor of Plymouth) I'd love it if you'd check it out and join me!! Happy Sparking!! <BR> <BR> Team URL: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=53747 </link> Sun, 30 Oct 2011 02:52:51 EST Just moved here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x44827122 Hi! <BR> <BR> I just moved to Minneapolis/St. Paul from Wisconsin in August. I've been a member of spark for a couple of years, but have recently begun seriously tracking. I'm also a gluten/dairy free eater thanks to allergies/intolerance. I've lost 13 pounds since moving here! I love how many areas there are to get out and walk with my four-legged fitness coach! Sat, 29 Oct 2011 23:01:19 EST Diva Dash 5k - November 12 - final stretch sponsor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x44711036 I'm thinking of doing the Diva Dash in Lino Lakes November 12th at 9 a.m. - is anyone else? Sat, 22 Oct 2011 14:17:07 EST Getting back into a healthy eating routine.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x44498430 Howdy! <BR> <BR> I'm a 20-something hoping to find 1-2 people to connect with here who can help keep me on track... and I, help you with the same. Here's my story: <BR> <BR> I'm an active person. I frequent the gym 3-6x/week. I participate in a couple high-intensity sports (some call them extreme) on a regular basis. I love being outside. <BR> <BR> In the span of a few months, I started a new job, moved, and adjusted to life in a new city (Minneapolis). My gym habits and eating habits fell... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 01:08:08 EST OCTOBER 2011 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x44374833 Welcome to the OCTOBER 2011 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who achieved their SEPTEMBER Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <BR> Okay! Who called Winter?!?!?!? <BR> We don't have to worry! We'll be moving so fast the cold won't even be able to keep up! <BR> DON'T STOP MOVING!!! <BR> Whether it's swimming, walking, playing tennis, or cardio! Get up, get out (or in) and get MOVING!!! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by w... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 20:10:19 EST I'm running the Medtronic 10-miler. Anyone else? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x44353086 Sunday is the Medtronic Marathon/10-Mile race. I'm excited about running the 10-miler. Is anyone out there running either the 10-miler or the marathon? Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:16:17 EST Zerona laser fat reduction program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x44265851 Has anyone tried a Zerona laser fat reduction program? <BR> <BR> After I reach a certain point, I have trouble keeping the pounds I've lost off and losing any more pounds. I'm thinking this might be a tool to get me over the hump. I'm just tired of the yoyo. Sun, 25 Sep 2011 14:53:03 EST looking for a buddy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x44124928 Hey there, I'm Meg. I'm 21 and just recently re-joined sparkpeople. Honestly, I'm not sure what to expect. I'm hoping to find a buddy, someone who can inspire me and be supportive during this time. Sort of like a mentor. <BR> A little bit more about me. I am going to school for Social Work. I love my friends, family and pets (I am a complete cat person). When I work out I like to go all out and I enjoy it so working out is not a problem. My main problem with my weight is the food issue! Ugh! ... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:15:39 EST Aloe Vera Liquid? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x44028467 Has anyone heard of Aloe Vera that you dissolve in water? Apparently it helps with GERD/Refulx problems. And has anyone tried it? Sun, 11 Sep 2011 17:33:44 EST 9/11 Tribute at Lake Harriet this Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x43997138 I invite all Twin Cities folks to the 9/11 tribute happening this Sunday at Lake Harriet. <BR> <BR> I'll be playing in the orchestra after running the City of Lakes 25K there in the morning! <BR> <BR> The website for more information is <link>our911tribute.com/ </link> Fri, 9 Sep 2011 16:22:51 EST SEPTEMBER 2011 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x43851193 Welcome to the SEPTEMBER 2011 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who achieved their AUGUST Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <BR> Fall is upon us. School begins next week (for most). The leaves will begin to change and the air will begin to get more cool. DON'T STOP MOVING!!! <BR> Whether it's swimming, walking, playing tennis, or cardio! Get up, get out (or in) and get MOVING!!! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by walk... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 12:50:02 EST MN State Fair http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x43764738 Who's going to the State Fair? I still haven't decided. On one hand, it's a great chance to get a LOT of walking in and have fun people watching. On the other, it has the biggest selection of unhealthy food I'll probably see all year... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 17:45:52 EST Hello old friend.....nice to see you again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x43713327 I haven't been on here in weeks!!! Feels like forever. Can't believe how much it affected me. My weight gain is back and I haven't been eating like I should <em>46</em> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 16:49:02 EST 40 and fatigued http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x43638839 Hello TC team. I just joined SPARK today on the advice of my sister who is visiting from Chicago (and attending a Nutrition Weight and Wellness seminar in St. Paul). I just turned 40 (hurray) and though I don't suffer from significant weight issues, I have high cholesterol and a significant family h/o cancer. I am looking to get MOTIVATED to EXERCISE and eventually run a half-marathon in the Spring. <BR> <BR> Establishing a regular exercise schedule has always been a challenge for me, a... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 13:33:09 EST Looking to lose while working night shift! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x43621492 Hey everyone! My name is Katelyn, I am a 23 and as you guessed it from the Twin Cities. I graduated this past May with my RN/BSN and just started in a ICU as an RN. After the stress of nursing school, studying for the boards, and looking for a job I found that I gained 15 lbs! I have been eating all summer with minimal exercise which is not me. I like to run, and even more so prepare for and do half-marathons, but for some reason have had no motivation this summer. My new job is on night... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:52:14 EST Running partner for Tuesday afternoons in Mpls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x43489322 Greetings! <BR> I run on Tuesdays after work starting at Brackett Park (off 39th, north of Lake street). I usually start around 5:30pm and run for an hour: sometimes along the river, sometimes on the Greenway. If there is someone in the area who would like to join me on Tuesdays, let me know. Either respond to this thread or private message. I've been running since December and have completed 3, 5K's with a 8.5-9 minute/ mile pace so I would consider myself average. I wouldn't mind getti... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 16:23:30 EST trying to get control of my sudden cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x43473103 Hello, my name is Nancy, I am 61 yrs old and I have been overweight for 40yrs. Currently I have trying to lose 15 lbs in order to qualify for gastric by pass surgery. Help please, only you can understand. I need help now. Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:40:41 EST 13.1 Minneapolis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x43434640 Anyone running the 13.1 this year? Here's hoping it's not as brutal as last year! Mon, 8 Aug 2011 15:03:51 EST New to team and Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x43415658 Hello Minneapolis healthies! I am new to this team and to spark and very much look.foward to having this resource to meet my healthier me goals. I will take whatever support I can get. :) Sun, 7 Aug 2011 14:41:59 EST Lurking no more... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x43351338 Hi there! I've been on SP for a couple of months, just lurking around and decided that it is time to come out of the shadows and join a team! I live about 40 minutes south of the TC but absolutely love Mpls/St. Paul. In my younger days I lived by the Wedge and frequently walked around uptown and the lakes. My profile pic is where I want to be again. I need to lose about 40 lbs and I plan on doing that by tracking my nutrition and exercise. I've already started walking in the morning 5 t... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 15:19:09 EST Needtolose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x43313645 Just joined. Need to get back on track with weight loss. Mon, 1 Aug 2011 18:02:18 EST AUGUST 2011 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x43311528 Welcome to the AUGUST 2011 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who achieved their JULY Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <BR> Hopefully you're all staying cool and staying active! <BR> Whether it's swimming, walking, playing tennis, or cardio! Get up, get out (or in) and get MOVING!!! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by walking, running, swimming, biking, etc. You can join this challenge at ANY time during the month. <B... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 15:55:45 EST Kashi lovers - get your free sample http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x43299078 Any other Kashi lovers out there? <BR> You can choose one of two samples on their website. <BR> <link>www.kashi.com/kidfriendlyfoods </link> <BR> <em>4</em> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 00:40:37 EST What would you call this exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x43244531 I started a new exercise with my chiropractor for my knee. I want to be able to record it in my FitnessTracker as a strength exercise but do not know what to call it. (if it's even worth mentioning it in my tracker) <BR> <BR> Here's what I do: I lie on my back with my foot on the floor and my knee bent at a 90 degree angle. My other leg is straight. I tense up my straight leg and lift it as high as my bent knee and lower it. I then relax my leg before I repeat. I do this on both sides for 3 ... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:18:53 EST Hi, I'm new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x43208415 Hi, I've been a member of SP for a year and a half, and decided that it is time to start some new teams. So here I am!. I live in Cottage Grove and work as a nurse in the down town area. I sure do love living and working here. Hope to get to know some of you other East Urbinites. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 18:19:34 EST 197.5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x43178151 That may seem like a strange title, but that's what I saw on my scale this morning. To some people that might be a big "Awww, I'm sorry!", but to me it was a "YEAH!!" I'm a 54 year old who for most of my childhood and adult life didn't worry about weight. At my heaviest I may have come close to 130 lbs. Then I quit smoking, turned 40 then 50, went through menopause and in that time I gained nearly 100 lbs!!! <BR> I've tried a few diets over the years. In fact, a few years back I lost 10 lb... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 08:48:17 EST Target Fireworks/ quatennial http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x43131782 Has anyone ever gone to see the Target Fireworks that are part of the Aquatennial events? I was wondering where would be the best place to park. <BR> They are happening this Saturday, July 23rd. Here is a link with the details: <BR> <link>www.aquatennial.com/event/show/23337<BR>303 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What other Aquatennial events do you like to attend? <em>38</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 11:21:13 EST 2011 Twin Cities Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x42953968 Hey everyone. My name's Adam Majewski and I am currently training for my second Medtronic TC Marathon. Is there anyone else out there on spark who is also running it and would possibly like to train with some one or anyone who would like to try and get some group runs and maybe post run get togethers. If so just post here or you can send me a post on my page. I hope to here from anyone soon. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 19:39:40 EST Looking for a walking buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x42812326 Hi! <BR> I live in Minneapolis, sort of by the U of MN campus, in Prospect Park. I was wondering if there was anyone in the area who would want to be a walking buddy? I could really use the motivation of a partner. Tue, 5 Jul 2011 11:59:55 EST Frustrated, gained weight again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x42760960 I was in a HP Weight loss program that introduced me to the Spark People website. The group ended in May, I had lost 42 lbs. My husband had a total knee replacement on June 7th...he is getting laid off on August 18th. As usual, I have turned to food to deal with my frustration and have already gained 8 lbs. I'm really fighting to get back with the program. I don't want to gain all that weight back again! I have gained and lost 30-50 lbs over and over. HELP!! Sat, 2 Jul 2011 09:13:19 EST JULY 2011 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x42745557 Welcome to the JULY 2011 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who achieved their JUNE Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <BR> The heat is ON!!! I think I remember a song with that line.............. <BR> Yeah, it's hot outside but that doesn't mean we can't move in it...... Get into the pool, sneak under the sprinkler, wander the beach, just do it! (I think there's a commercial that uses that line.....hmmmmm) <BR> <BR> Have a Fabulous Fourth and a Joyous July! <BR> <em>232</em> ... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 10:29:43 EST Yoga Meets Dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x42679763 My aunt teaches a Yoga Meets Dance class in Crystal on Monday night. There is no class on the 4th of July, but if anybody wants details of the other weeks feel free to contact me. She is in process of getting the class off the ground over the summer months & I want to get the word out for her. This is an awesome class that you will not regret giving a shot!! (might just wind up meeting a fellow Spark Person or two too!!) ~~ Erica Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:41:12 EST Schizbear says "Hi!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x42630901 Yes, my nickname is Schizbear. Why? Well, my name Bernie means bear and I tend to run - not walk - in several places at the same time, according to my friends. I'm new to this site. I like it because it offers encouragement and support. My other claim to fame is my Irish background. I created an individual minor at college called "The Troubles." Don't know what else to say about me. Oh! How can I forget?!? I have a schnoodle named AshLee. Her nickname is d@#n dog because she usually finds t... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 10:50:12 EST New to the area here in MN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x42547463 I have been in MN almost a year in Woodbury, I joined spark I would say about 6 months ago, and three months ago I got a gold's gym membership for myself and am finally making myself go to walk on the treadmill the last two weeks. I am hoping to make some new friends with the same mindset and goals in the area :) I have a fair bit of weight to lose and its time to get on the ball.. I am hoping to make some friends who would be interested in learning healthy cooking with me, enjoy laughing a... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 02:43:06 EST a little nervous http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x42535227 hello everyone this is my first attempt to join a weight loss program and I am a little nervous but committed to reach my goals married for 21 years 4 children and 7 grandchildren and looking forward to making a change in my life for health issuses Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:05:23 EST Newie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x42514351 I am newie to this team. I live Waverly, MN. Sun, 19 Jun 2011 12:02:02 EST Looking for a buddy.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x42406465 Hello, names Nikki.. i currently live in Eagan, MN.. and im looking for a girl my age (23) who has 100+ pounds to lose.. and whos interested in meeting up 1x a week to workout and enjoy maybe going out to eat.. i was thinking subway or this restraunt called Qcumbers..Email me or post a comment on my sparkpage!.. have a great day SP!! Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:25:29 EST JUNE 2011 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x42190118 Welcome to the JUNE 2011 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who achieved their MAY Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <BR> Okay, so we're getting some nice weather......I mean, it's gonna be 90 tomorrow, right? <BR> Who cares if the next day it might be.................56!!! No, NO! I refuse to believe it! It's spring, dad-gum-it! Summer arrives in 19 days!!! <BR> <BR> Let's see how many people we can get here to commit to MOVING during the month of SUN! <em>67</em> <BR>... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 10:39:58 EST Need a little help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x42174568 Im 25 and just moved to the area. Due to my lack of job right now i need ideas to diet without all the costs. I want to lose allot of weight so i know cardio is gonna be huge for me. I also have IBS where i get sick allot from eating. So anyone who can help with some ideas that would be great. *I usually have a 4 year old with me so maybe some ideas where he can participate without stress on him. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 16:45:20 EST Meet ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x42088156 I've noticed most the meet ups here are formal ones having to do with walks/races for a cause which is good but being time strapped I don't always have time to find sponsors for that. I would like to propose a social walking team that goes out for hikes and a healthy treat or to plan a healthy picnic together after a hike. My ideal is to get 7-10 people from around the twin cities to meet up for social and health support purposes on a regular basis. Maybe once or twice a month or however ofte... Sat, 28 May 2011 09:52:06 EST We made SparkPeople Health News today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x42032730 Go check it out! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=653236 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>242</em> <em>224</em> Wed, 25 May 2011 10:13:51 EST Need Help!! Looking for workout buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x42023804 <BR> Struggling to lose weight!!! <BR> <BR> I moved to Minnesota about a few years ago due to my son having cancer and in the process I have gained about 50 - 60 lbs. We spent a lot of time at home and in the hospital which meant no time to eat good or exercise. He is now in remission. I work part-time and I am struggling with eating well and exercising. I have used sparkpeople in the past and I am returning for a second time. I live in Plymouth, MN and would like to find an accountability... Tue, 24 May 2011 21:28:20 EST Snap Member / Girl / Ages 20-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x41664464 Hello, my names nikki and i currently workout at snap fitness!.. and i wanna make a friend from SP that lives in the suberbs/cities!.. Iv been wanting to get up with someone 1x a week where we can go out to eat subway, bruggers begals, Qcumbers (a great place to eat healthy and its in bloomington), Ruby Tuesdays.. anywhere sumwhat healthy so we can sit down at talk!.. vent about problems, get a little prayer, talk about how are week went, maybe even start reading a weight loss book together,t... Fri, 6 May 2011 12:02:14 EST New To Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x41657518 Hi, new to this whole weight loss, exercise blogging thing, so bare with me :) Please come check out my site. I will try to blog daily, but if not that much at least 2-3 times a week. I'm a fun girl. :) And sometimes I say clever things....SOMETIMES haha! Fri, 6 May 2011 02:21:57 EST Do-over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x41588121 Hi everyone, I joined the group in December (?) but didn't follow through w/my Spark. This time will be better! I would love to have support-having someone check in keeps me motivated & gets me back on track. <BR> Hope this note finds you well! <BR> :) Mon, 2 May 2011 22:46:04 EST MAY 2011 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x41550889 Welcome to the MAY 2011 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who achieved their APRIL Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <BR> Now that "Spring?!?!?" is here, perhaps more will be getting out again and join our mileage challenge. Remember! Any mileage applies, whether by foot, bike, or machine......Let's get out and get busy! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by walking, running, swimming, biking, etc. You can join this chall... Sun, 1 May 2011 12:06:53 EST NEWBIE JUST SAYING HI MPLE/ST PAUL ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x41495597 Hi to All, <BR> grew up in Richfield , raised my kids in West <BR> St Paul and 4 years ago moved to Wabasha ! <BR> started Weight watchers for the 1,798.5 time last week ! LOL <BR> Love Spark People...Love my Family...Love my dog Henry ( please read his blog Henrys Day) <BR> Have a great Day.....even if it is rainey, I cant bring myself to say what i saw flying out of the sky this morning but its a four letter word that begins with S. <BR> Elaine Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:13:07 EST HELP! Windows Movie Maker...Saving to DVD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x41319987 Obviously we all use computers, so I need to try to ask as many places as possible to try to get some help. I'm just about in tears because I got Kolten's 1st year scrapbook done in time for his birthday last Sunday. My intent was to put the jpgs on Movie Maker and burn a dvd and play it at the party. Well, again obviously, in didn't work that way. The MM project is done, but it won't burn to a dvd! I cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong. <BR> <BR> Anyone here familiar with WMM who ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:07:38 EST No-Kill Shelter walk April 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x41210599 Here is a walk for a good cause! Many of the Twin Cities no-kill animal shelters are pulling together to host a walk on April 30th. It will be at Como Park and animals are welcome to come with you. I used to do the Humane Society walk each year but last year was my first time at the Golden Valley location, which is the only option now, and I was so dissapointed. I waited 45 minutes in line to get on a bus for the 3 mile ride to the Humane Society from the satellite parking. So this year I... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:24:16 EST Looking for a workout partner in Edina, MN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x41198161 Hi, my name is Susan and I'm looking to find a workout partner to help me reach my goals of improved health and an increased fitness level. <BR> <BR> Me: I'm currently at a very low fitness level and am thinking now that the majority of that white stuff is off the ground it's a good time to start a walking program. My ultimate goal is to start running by August. I'm in my 40s. I have a great sense of humour so your walks/runs will never be boring. I live near Centennial Lake Park in Ed... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:12:12 EST The new girl needs support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x40978145 Hello - <BR> <BR> I am a recent member of Spark. I started off strong and now I am needing a little more motivation. I am happy to be part of a group of Twin Cities folks supporting each other on their health ventures. Besides getting involved in Spark events, I would love to find a walking buddy. I have my Shape-ups ready to go and now I am looking for some good company. <BR> <BR> :) <em>213</em> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 12:28:48 EST Outdoor walking!..where do you walk!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x40961309 Hey everyone!.. i wanted to add this topic because its spring!.. and i love the out doors!.. im usually at the lakes (calhoun,harriet,nokomis,lake of the isles, como, phalen).. but i need some new ideas!.. i want this year to be different i know their is SO MUCH to explore!..some good ideas would be great!.. thanks MPLS/STP! Sat, 2 Apr 2011 15:18:06 EST APRIL 2011 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x40956695 Welcome to the APRIL 2011 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who achieved their MARCH Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by walking, running, swimming, biking, etc. You can join this challenge at ANY time during the month of August. <BR> <BR> It works like this. Copy and paste the entire "previous" post to add your name or update your mileage. Add your name to the list in ALPHABETICAL order and ... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 10:43:20 EST Running Opener - April 2 - Lake Phalen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x40916765 Any other Sparkers doing the Running Opener this weekend? I'm running the 10K. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:00:19 EST LA Fitness Saint Paul http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x40912915 Hey everyone! I am looking for a workout buddy and am having NO luck finding any friends that have a similar schedule or that go to my gym. Does anybody need a workout buddy that goes to LA Fitness in Saint Paul or pretty close to it? I am up for working out early mornings, or straight after work 3-4 times per week. I figure someone might already go and wouldn't mind company because working out with someone else is almost always far more fun. :) Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:17:35 EST Starting my Journey today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x40815373 Hello everyone! I'm 24 years old and I've always kind of struggled with weight. My husband of course says I'm fine the way I am but I'd like to healthier for ME! I'm looking for ways to stay motivated. That is my biggest enemy...I just can't seem to get myself motivated! I'm always looking for healthly easy recipes for myself too (I tend to not eat very healthy!). If you want to know more about me personally I've started to set up my profile. I'll try to blog about my progess hoping th... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 22:57:16 EST Suggestions for Sports Physicians s/Clinics? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x40786744 I recently mildly injured my Achilles tendon in a race, and I have some other structural issues I want to address, so I am in need of a good sports physician or clinic. I have never been to a sports physician before, and I'm kind of new in the area, so I'd really appreciate any info any of you have! Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:58:10 EST Passed out at the gym yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x40573673 So yeah, it was epic failure of massive proportions. Thankfully I was standing there talking to someone when it happened and he caught me. I just cannot get enough calories (wheat and dairy intolerances) to maintain. I was thinking of stopping cardio and only doing weights for a couple weeks. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:35:36 EST Need support!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x40470159 My goals are: <BR> 1. Work out 10 minutes a day, every day. <BR> 2. Drink 8 glasses of water a day. <BR> 3. Keep within my calorie range. <BR> 4. Get at least 8 hours of sleep a day. <BR> I have great intentions, fantastic plans, and they always seem to fall apart. I need support to keep momentum! Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:33:25 EST Mentor a youth and run 5K's..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x40391658 I have signed up to be a mentor to a middle-school-aged youth through a Minneapolis program called Bolder Options. As part of a one-year commitment, you also plan to either run three 5Ks with your youth or participate in three bike races. Today is my interview and Wednesday is the training/orientation. Once I am introduced to my mentee, we'll figure out what three 5Ks we want to train for. <BR> <BR> If anyone else lives in the Twin Cities metro area and wants to check out Bolder Options,... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 08:45:36 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10348x40373837 Hi everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm really excited about starting this again. I'm hoping that my involvement with the community will help me to not fall off the wagon again. I've only been at this for 5 days but so far, so good! I hope everyone is having a fabulous and healthy day! Sun, 6 Mar 2011 13:07:56 EST Looking ahead to spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x40352184 Spring is not far away. When warm weather arrives, what are some of the things you want to do outside? Sat, 5 Mar 2011 11:35:23 EST Weight loss confusion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x40349027 Hey guys, <BR> Im confused. I have lost about 13 lbs so far since January. Its going great except I am a bit perplexed. I have a scale that calculates muscle and fat mass. My muscle is going down and my fat is going up. Seems a bit backwards. The inches are coming off, thats pretty obvious. I am working out harder than I was before so muscle should be going up shouldn't it? <BR> Thanks for the feedback! <BR> Alicia Sat, 5 Mar 2011 09:03:39 EST New SP Team in Coon Rapids, MN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x40310633 for anyone who wants to join a new team for those who live in or around Coon Rapids, MN, please join me! Team Name is Coon Rapids, MN and like Minneapolis team it will be a little more centralized to our little town and surrounding suburbs! thanks! Thu, 3 Mar 2011 14:14:46 EST Snow shoeing at Theodore Wirth? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10348x40287362 Not too much time left to enjoy this season's bounty of snow and winter beauty! <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in a week-day meet up for snow shoeing at Theodore Wirth? I haven't done this for years, but I'd love to get out, meet others, add some variety to my fitness regime, and, oh yeah, burn almost 700 calories per hour. <BR> <BR> (The park has a few pairs available for rental.) Wed, 2 Mar 2011 16:04:31 EST Run For Hope 5K - May 7, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1575x10348x40267958 Announcing the Run For Hope 5K! <link>www.runforhope5k.com </link> <BR> <BR> Time: Saturday May 7th, 2011 - 8:00 am <BR> <BR> What: Run/Walk 5K to benefit Hope for Tomorrow Mentoring, a non-profit organization <BR> <BR> Cost: $25.00 (100% of the proceeds go to benefit HFT Mentoring) <BR> <BR> What’s Included: Run for Hope 5K tee shirt and a swag bag of goodies! <BR> <BR> Registration: March 1st - May 7th (register @ www.runforhope5k.com by April 7th to guarantee a tee shirt) <B... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 21:27:18 EST MARCH 2011 Mileage Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1574x10348x40253296 Welcome to the MARCH 2011 Mileage Challenge! <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who achieved their FEBRUARY Mileage Goals!!! <BR> <BR> ***CHALLENGE RULES*** <BR> YOU set YOUR own mileage goal and accumulate miles by walking, running, swimming, biking, etc. You can join this challenge at ANY time during the month of August. <BR> <BR> It works like this. Copy and paste the entire "previous" post to add your name or update your mileage. Add your name to the list in ALPHABETICAL order ... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:07:47 EST