SparkPeople Spark Corpus Christi - The Official Team Team Messageboard Hello Corpus Christi! How about a little Spark?! SparkPeople Spark Corpus Christi - The Official Team Team Messageboard What did you do to get moving today? Thought is would be great to see what everyone is doing to keep active on a daily basis. Maybe we can motivate each other, cheer each other on and who knows ... might find a buddy to join us. <BR> <BR> Today, I got my bike out of the cobwebs and took it on its first tour of the island. I was hoping to ride to Pare National Seashore and back, but oh my ... the wind is almost directly out of the south and that would have been a tough ride. And I have to say, the roads over here do not make fo... Tue, 2 May 2017 12:24:41 EST Why Rest days are important Today is my rest day. I kind of get to sleep in. I usually get up at 615 and start my workout at 630 while the kids get ready. So today, I was up at 630. Relaxed and rested until it was time to go to work. I have to force myself to take my rest days because I will wear my body out. That is not good. But lets discuss what "rest day" means. Does it mean I do nothing for my health? No. I still try to get my daily quota of 6000-10000 steps. I still try to get in my 5 veggies/fruits. proteins and ... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 12:15:53 EST Introduce yourself 2017 Any links before 2017 will not be monitored. Please use any links that show 2017 or after... How is life treating yalle today?! Thu, 6 Apr 2017 12:11:03 EST New to Corpus Good Morning Sparkers. I am a new to Corpus. Just moved in March 25th, so yeah ... VERY NEW. My name is Sue, I am married with no children. I am currently in maintenance mode and struggling with all the craziness of moving. I am an avid runner and part time biker and a member of Planet Fitness. Hoping that this is a somewhat active group still and looking forward to meeting some fellow Sparkers in the Corpus area. I am an open book, so feel free to ask me anything I might have left out of my ... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:10:39 EST Hello!!!!! <em>213</em> Hello!! <em>524</em> My name is Traci! I am not new to SparkPeople. I joined about 5 years ago, but I am a quitter!! I start real strong and it lasts about 2 weeks, then I quit. I am considered morbidly obese, I have arthritis and chronic back pain. I am convinced that if I lose some weight, the pain will go away. But I keep quitting. This time around, my whole family is going to be in on this getting healthy thing! My husband and his sister are joining me on my journey and my 3 sons are ou... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 18:58:59 EST Patriot's Day In honor of Patriot Day, please take a moment to reflect upon the men, women and children lost on this date twelve years ago. <BR> <BR> <em>652</em> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:19:01 EST Low Carb Rayla I am living low carb, moderate protein, high fat. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:19:27 EST New to Corpus Christi I joined SparkPeople last year, in the hopes of being able to lose the 30 pounds or so I'd like to lose (would be happy to lose 20 but the 30 is a nice goal since I have dresses I'd love to fit into once again) but ultimately got out of the habit of updating progress or exercising regularly because life took a weird turn. I've since moved to Corpus Christi and am once again, trying to get motivated. I'd been doing pretty well with the yoga, but I need to start getting back into doing cardio. ... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:38:26 EST starting over with my weight loss I had used SparkPeople to hold myself accountable to everything I was sticking in my mouth. With some exercise, I lost 35 lbs over 6-8 months. With some health problems and other life excuses I am starting over. The best thing is, I did it, before; it worked and I know I can do it again! Hope there are other Corpus Christi men/women staying active out there! <BR> <BR> Looking for any added motivation! Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:12:12 EST Volksmarching What is a Volksmarch you may ask? <BR> <BR> A Volksmarch is a non-competitive six mile (10 k) walk. It's not a pledge walk. It‘s a fun activity you do with a club, your family, your pet, or all by yourself. Most people take 2 hours to do our 10K trails. Many events now have a shorter 5K trail that is perfect for beginners and should take only an hour to complete. Some people like to run or jog, others enjoy a leisurely pace and stop to see the sights, picnic, or even shop! You go at YOUR own... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:25:06 EST Brand new and overwhelmed already Hey friends! <BR> I see this is a Corpus Christi group, but it says it is inactive. GREAT. Just what I didn't need to hear! I need to be ACTIVE and I want to start! Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> kimberly Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:54:22 EST Hi All, Newbie Here Greetings...I just signed up and I wanted to say hi. I'm hoping to make friends with similar interests and goals regarding weight-loss. I'm 37, married and a stay-at-home mom with two beautiful children. I've lived on the southside of Corpus for a couple of years now but I haven't been out much to make many new friends. I must admit that I have been very depressed most of my life and never felt happy with myself. It was getting worse lately until something snapped in me and I'm ready to t... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:00:38 EST New here here....trying to take in all the features of this website etc. <BR> Tip: if you go to HEB and ask for the produce manager, he will give you a huge bag of bananas marked for quick sale (have brown spots) for only 99 cents! ..then you can peel, freeze and blend in smoothies, make "ice cream"'s a great deal. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know of a Zumba class on the Island? V-Fit used to have one, but now I understand it's closed Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:19:10 EST Hi I googled "I need a diet" and I found this site. I am just starting. I went to a diet doctor today and she said I was obese. I knew that I was obese, but hearing someone else say it, was like getting slapped! Well...time to wake up! My name is Melinda and I have lived in Corpus for 9 years. I came here thin...and God willing I will be thinner again. Thanks for listening. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 14:56:03 EST Hi! I'm really excited to join Spark People and this local team. I have cared for everyone else but myself for the past 15 years and it's finally my turn. I've put on weight and my stress levels have increased, which isn't a good combination, so it's time for me lose some weight. I'm excited and hope I can meet some friends with the same goals to help keep each other on track. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:43:32 EST Who lost weight this week/reached a health goal? Down 2 more lbs this week and lost 12 for my 1st month back on Spark, besides the weight loss goals, I'm proudest of tracking my food consistently and drinking water. Started working out last week and hope to up that goal into a regular routine. Started a computer language class this week and am feeling really blessed and great, hope you are too! Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:05:13 EST Celebrating a 3 lbs loss this week Things are finally clicking for me again, that's three weeks in a row with a loss, beginning to feel like my old Spark self. Finally got my above ground pool functional and am looking forward to my own private water aerobics....hope everyone else is kicking into their Spark summer routine! Fri, 8 Jun 2012 09:00:27 EST Hello CC Hi. I just discovered this site today and found it was great to find a place with people where you actually live who can connect through a forum. I hope to be able to visit her often and who knows, maybe meet some of you at some point. Thu, 7 Jun 2012 18:31:56 EST New in town Hello! I'm a transplant from my hometown of Phx,AZ. My husband is retired Air Force, decided to move back to his old stomping grounds of Corpus. Very excited to begin my adventure of a healthier me! <em>30</em> .Looking for great and nutrional places to eat in this lovely city. Any suggestions? Also, if there is any planned activities in the city, please let me know. Sun, 3 Jun 2012 11:58:50 EST Who is running in Beach 2 Bay? Is anybody out there? Who is running Beach 2 Bay and what leg? I think I am running leg 3 this year. I have run leg 5 the past 2 years. I am SO EXCITED to run across the causeway! Good luck to all the runners! I am more nervous about logistics, traffic, transportation than I am the race itself. It is always such a nightmare. Fri, 18 May 2012 08:14:44 EST Who is doing what for Buc Days? We are going to the fireworks tonight, might check out the carnival, and going to the night parade next weekend. Has anyone gone to the Rodeo yet? I would love to I just don't think my allergies could handle it, looks like fun though. Everyone have a safe and fun weekend! Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:51:01 EST Buc Days So is anybody going to the rodeo or maybe the carnival? I know we are, we had a blast last year and hopefully it's as good this year. Thank god they did move it though, they won't have it in the American Bank Center's parking lot lol <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:04:01 EST Big Weekend for Fun, Everybody enjoy! My granddaughter is coming to visit so excited, hoping to check out Sandfest tomorrow and she and my 18 year old will be going to CC Symphony tomorrow! Planning a twilight marathon with her at some point she's a huge fan and wants to watch them with grandma, how cute! Everybody have a good weekend! By the way Lisa Bevere a Bay Area Fellowship Chick night was AWESOME! Even though I went by myself it was nice to see so many inspired women there and one day I'm sure I will get to know and friend... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:05:51 EST Chick Night at Bay Area Fellowship tonight Here's an invite to any of my fellow CCers hope would like to meet at Chick NIght at Bay Area Fellowship in Corpus. I usually sit right behind the Audio/Video area. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:46:39 EST Glad to finally be in CC and here to encourage Well as some folks know I had been trying to get to CC for the last two years. I'm here now and so happy to be here, during that time I had some Spark successes and failures or better said opportunities to improve again, lol! Here to encourage others who have a long or short journey to their goal! Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:00:00 EST Hi Everybody!!! Hey everybody!! I'm new to the group but not to loosing weight. This has been such an off again on again struggle it's not funny. Anyway I moved to CC about a year ago, it's nice but the summer's are brutual without a/c. We survived though lol <BR> <BR> I'm married, no kids, and enjoy life one day at a time. While I loose weight, I'm quitting smoking as well lol 16th day. <BR> <BR> So I hope you enjoy your Tuesday and relax by the beach this weekend!! Northbeach or Padre lol Mcgee beac... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 06:35:22 EST hello Hi, Im new to this group. Ive been trying to get my weight under control for a while and been unsuccessful. I lack support and motivation. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:45:28 EST Hello Hi Everyone.. My name is Yvonne.. I've got 8 wonderful kiddos.. and the determination to be healthier for them and myself. Just here to see what this is all about and to try and get a better support system.. I am kinda alone in all of this aside from my kids and my family that is in San Antonio.. I only have 2 Friends here that support me and I am so thankful for them everyday.. Amanda, Pete.. I love you guys! So hopefully I can meet new people and get this weight off. =) Tue, 13 Mar 2012 01:35:32 EST new TEAM leader needed ASAP ---- there is no team leader here.... i am a bit disappointed. no team leader has checked in in over 2 months... what the ??? what are we to do??? does anyone out there want to be our CC Team Leader??? i think this team needs one, considering we are considered the fattest city!! or have we lost that title yet?? please advise. Fri, 2 Mar 2012 17:05:47 EST Where is everyone? Hello Corpus Sparkers!! Where is everyone? Lots of members but nobody is posting. I would love to see this Sparkteam get active. We can be a great support to each other! <BR> What are everyone's goals for 2012? What kind of program is everyone doing? <BR> I am alternating running and P90X. (Run one day, P90X the next.) I would like to start walking on P90X days, aiming for atleast 60 minutes a walk. We have had such a mild winter so far (YAY!!). It's been really conducive to getting... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:35:43 EST Hi My name is dee im over weight im doing this for me I have trouble sleeping at night and im new on here Tue, 8 Nov 2011 13:07:56 EST Are you up for a HOLIDAY CHALLENGE? I know I constantly worry about the holidays, with all the things we have to do and get done. Family, friends, and food. That's what the holidays are all about! How about a challenge. NOT a weight loss challenge, but a challenge TO NOT GAIN WEIGHT. Just a goal to stay the same weight through out the month of December and Early January. <BR> <BR> Here are the rules. <BR> <BR> You must weigh in, on or before Nov. 23rd (day before Thanksgiving) <BR> Then you must weigh in again anytim... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 13:05:56 EST Moving to Corpus soon....maybe January or before Hey team...been MIA from this board for awhile but keep in touch with several CC Sparkers. Back on the losing weight trail again, feels good to be back! <BR> Anyway, if any of you know of a 2-3 bedroom house with an additional garage apt or mother-in-law type suite arrangement. My family of three and a dear retired friend are lookiing to relocate to CC. Thanks for any leads <BR> <BR> Carla....Ladyhawkes Thu, 27 Oct 2011 18:33:17 EST Hi, From Next Door! Hey there! I actually live in Aransas Pass! I've been a member of Babyfit(an SP sister site) for about 7 years and now I'm trying to get more involved in SP. I moved to Texas about 3 years ago and have struggled with staying healthy ever since! The heat is a killer! I'm excited about getting to know more people in the area with similar goals :) I really want to start training for a marathon! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get involved! Tue, 11 Oct 2011 21:47:08 EST New Hi. I just joined Sparkpeople yesterday. I'm looking for a lot of motivation. I'm 5'5 and weigh 205 lbs. My long term goal is to lose 50lbs, and my short term is to lose 20 by Christmas. Doable? Hopefully it is with this site. I need something to push and uplift me. I think this is the place. :) Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:31:45 EST "You Go Girl" 5K This is a really fun race for all you runners or beginner runners. It is a fun and there's a nice breakfast and give-a-ways after the race! It is Oct. 1st, it starts/ends at Brewster's Street at 7:00 a.m. Here's a link with more information! I plan on doing it! <BR> <BR><BR>er.aspx?fid=MY2VZJ7 Thu, 8 Sep 2011 22:05:04 EST Summer Celebrations? I have to say I spent most of my summer resting. I'm a school teacher and for once I didn't watch kids (except my own) or tutor or anything like that. I spent time with my family and went camping (hiking/running/biking), and swimming and just stayed active! It was SO HOT this summer, it was hard to get my runs in...but if I woke up really early, it was cool enough and I celebrate the fact that I DID wake early...even in the summer! YAY! Thu, 8 Sep 2011 21:59:47 EST New I was referred to SPARK by someone from the CC Athletic Club. I am a new member there and on SPARK....If anyone else works out at the club or takes classes there, I would like to meet up and be buddy's. I am motivated by my family and my Cancer journey. Good luck to all of you and hope to hear from someone soon.... <BR> <BR> Peace and Love, <BR> Elisa <em>104</em> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 15:59:13 EST Back and looking for a buddy....I Ingleside. I've been away, moved across the country...twice...and in the meantime, my thyroid stopped working again. My doctor wouldn't put me back on meds until he did full tests. Then he put me on the lowest dose that wasn't quite enough, and I during that time, I had gained a whopping 38 lbs. I now have 100lbs to lose and I'm looking for a work out buddy in the Ingleside area that is also willing to go at a slow but steady pace. <BR> <BR> I would like to walk the skate park here since the large t... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 00:18:12 EST New and Motivated Hi gang. I see there are 3000 plus members of this team. I am new to Spark People and extremely motivated for a lifestyle change! I will be 40 in a year and want to be fit and fabulous! I am no stranger to health and fitness and competition. Although my body tells a different story. I spent many years as a competitive athlete. After a year and a half battle with Cancer, I just never was myself again. I refuse to let my body, mind and spirit be a victim anymore. <BR> Enough about me. I have ov... Mon, 30 May 2011 12:03:04 EST Beach to Bay Weekend! Any runners out there running? I'll be out there. I run with my 3 brothers and sister...and this year our 6th "man" is my niece! YAY! I run the 4th leg. I'm getting excited and ready to RUN..... <em>182</em> Wed, 18 May 2011 14:53:02 EST APRIL Celebrations 2011 I started a new workout DVD - P90X is tough...but I actually made it all the way through several of the exercises without stopping for rest! YAY! Mon, 2 May 2011 16:30:31 EST New Team Leader Hi! I'm Sonya! I recently became a new Co-leader of Spark Corpus Christi! I hope to get us "going" again with posting and suggestions. I've had great success here on Sparkpeople! I'm from Corpus Christi, born and raised! I'm a wife and mother of 3 sons ages 6, 7, and 9. I'm also a HS math teacher. Mon, 2 May 2011 16:20:57 EST How do you battle the tough weekends? Many times I find the weekdays to be easier to manage my weight-loss goals. I'm a work, on a schedule, I plan my meals including dinner because of my sons' baseball activities. It's the weekends where I tend to blow all my hard work. How do you manage? What are your stategies? Mon, 2 May 2011 16:16:24 EST Has Corpus lost its spark?!? I can't really say much. I haven't been on Spark People in a while, but is there anyone out there?!? <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:54:50 EST Free Zumba at Golds Gym this weekend Hey, everyone, just wanted to let you all know - Golds Gym on Staples is having a free Zumbathon this Saturday around 11:30. <BR> <BR> I believe it takes place in the parking lot & you are welcome to bring as many people as you like. I won't be going but thought I would mention it. <BR> <BR> Also, for anyone who is interested, I found out about rates at some of the local gyms/fitness studios. For anyone interested in Zumba, I know Zumama Fitness & En Ritmo's drop-in class rates are $5 clas... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:52:00 EST Good Morning! I have set several goals for myself in 2011 and this is #3! I had gained 16 pounds in the past 20 months and am determined to do something about it! On my own I am down 3, but need help and support. I have a wonderful husband, 2 great daughters, 2 terrific steps sons and 12 awesome g-kids. My husband and I ar looking forward to retirement in a few years and have recently purchased 20+ acres in the Piney Woods. We are in process of clearing land and planning for our Green log cabin to ret... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:31:06 EST points system My target wt loss is 50 lbs. with a target date of January 2012. Not sure how to work the points system. Have done weight watchers before, but I don't have time to attend meetings this time around. Figured Spark people may be able to help. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:07:36 EST Hello & glad to see this group on SP! Hey, everyone, I just moved to Corpus to attend school. I'm in my mid-30s and actually pretty healthy. <BR> <BR> I'm primarily working on getting into my element here. There are a few things I'm getting used to (not my standard gym/classes I went to) that I'm working through. I'm actually brand new to SP also & still learning about the various tools... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:51:07 EST Hello there My name's Matthew. I've been checking out this site for a few months and finally decided to join. I'm 25 and I've been overweight/obese since I was 6. <BR> <BR> This isn't my first bout with weight loss, far from it. But it's definitely going to be my last. My parents really pushed me to eat right and walk and whatnot when I was younger and by the time I was a teenager I learned to love myself. I know that "big can be beautiful", but it sure isn't healthy. I know deep down below all the lay... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 03:24:50 EST December Celebrations! <em>129</em> Wedding Anniversary <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 12/18 SOUTHTXTINA Wed, 1 Dec 2010 09:44:54 EST December Goals Ok, new month! Goals: Lose a few pounds - of course. Exercise - of course. Most important - Be a healthy, happy person! <BR> <BR> Share your goals for December.....please! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>311</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 07:26:17 EST Co-Team Leader Well, I did it! I clicked on a link to be made a team leader for Spark Corpus Christi. I think this is a good thing for me (selfish!) because it will help me stay on track and be more active. I always try to be a positive person and encourage others, so I thought why not? I hope I can really do something for this team, I like an active site. So, please join in and let's "Make it Happen!" Wed, 24 Nov 2010 09:49:14 EST Walking Club and Events Corpus/Port Aransas has a walking club. Right now all they are doing is hosting walking tours. One is in Corpus called the "Shoreline Walk". It starts at the Bayfront Plaza Hotel. It can be walked at your convenience. You go into the walk start, request the "Walk Box". Open it, sign in the register as a "free" walker. Take a set of directions and follow them. <BR> <BR> There are two walking tours of Port Aransas. Both walks start at the Tarpon Inn. One is a beach walk and one is a... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:58:42 EST Just joining in, hi y'all! Hi! I have had the Spark book for a while but it is time for me to get motivated again after battling sciatica and regaining all the weight I had lost. Now I am back to the beginning and tryimg to find my mojo again. It is nice to be a member of the team. Have a great day! Sun, 10 Oct 2010 15:46:17 EST Hey. Newbie here. Hi, All. I am new to Sparkpeople and am glad to see so many people active in this CC group. I recently started a walking club at Del Mar College West. We had our first walk Tuesday, and one person showed up. (WAY TO GO PYROWITCH! LOL) <BR> <BR> I will not let it get me down! I am on a mission! Thu, 16 Sep 2010 07:38:16 EST New here Hi, I'm Jen. I work at TAMUCc and recently got a free membership to the Dugan Wellness Center for the semester. Does anyone work out there? Mon, 13 Sep 2010 23:47:37 EST Spark team get together / walk Hi everyone! Here is a listing of some of the walks I found that are coming up here in Corpus Christi. I plan to make most of them even though I probably won't do any fundraising-I'm just doing it for the exercise. <BR> <BR> 9/18 7:30 am You Go Girl at Brewster Street Ice House <BR> 9/18 8:00 am Scleroderma Association <BR> <BR> 9/26 7:00 am Bayfest Walk <BR> <BR> 10/23 7:30 am V Fit Movement <BR> 10/23 Breast Cancer Walk Cole Park <BR> <BR> 10/30 8:00 am Food Bank Walk in Portland TX <... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 16:18:13 EST Spark team get together / walk OK team-who is up for getting together & maybe going for a walk? I was thinking maybe in September once things calm down (school starts, etc). How does a Saturday or Sunday sound? Morning or afternoon? Let me know & I will get it together. I have met a couple of Spark team mates already, but would love to meet more of you! Kim Mon, 16 Aug 2010 20:42:55 EST weight lifting hello everyone i just began weightlifting recently, I used to weightlift regularly before but stopped. so i was looking for any one in here who I could look for advice and answer questions I may have if anyone in here does weight lifting. Thank you Sun, 15 Aug 2010 22:45:05 EST Hey. Hey. Nice to meet you. I'm pretty new here. but tI'm hoping this site will help me lose the amount I wanna lose. I know it'll be tough with the holidays coming up soon. But I'm gonna give it a whirl. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. :) Thu, 12 Aug 2010 23:40:51 EST Needed y'all! I'm new to Texas and new to Sparkpeople all at the same time! <BR> I had already lost 22 pounds and was getting to that place where cake and sticks of butter were starting to whisper to me in the middle of the night. It was getting creepy, so I decided I needed you guys for encouragement to defeat the evil food groups that be! I'm Sparking it back to life with y'all. <BR> <BR> I'm finding Texas a little warm, having relocated here from Canada. <BR> WHEN and WHERE in CC is good to get... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 13:16:08 EST August Celebrations! <em>410</em> BIRTHDAYS! <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Aug. 19 Mariaschoice <BR> Aug. 21 Southtxtina <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> ANNIVERSARIES! <em>129</em> Sat, 31 Jul 2010 14:53:23 EST Newbie looking for grocery shopping advice! Hello! We moved to Corpus Christi a couple months ago and live in NAS Corpus Christi. Before here, we were in Key West, Florida, so the town seems big to me. I am still leaning our new neighborhood. <BR> <BR> I like some of selections at Commissary in NASCC, but there are several goods I am still looking for. I checked HEB near NASCC but couldn't find them. I hope someone can help me my search, so I don't need to drive around and stop every store. <BR> <BR> First, I am looking for steel cut... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:18:40 EST Hello...gonna give this a try Hi fellow CC people. I am excited to join here and that they actually have a CC page. yesterday I went to Fleet Feet to get fitted for new walking shoes will take a week to get in. I am a member of the CC Athletic Club, but want to incorporate more walking into my exercise since I only make it to the gym about 3x per week when I start back work Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:18:05 EST Hello Hello, my name is Marisol Allen and I am new to spark and I am very excited about this website. I am a stay at home mom with two kids and really enjoy staying at home. My husband and I moved to Corpus in Aug/08 and we really enjoy fishing, camping and going outdoors. Sat, 12 Jun 2010 22:25:32 EST Zephyrunleashed, new to Spark People Looking forward to sharing my fitness goals and sharing my progress. Thanks for your support. Still learning website. Thanks! Thu, 10 Jun 2010 01:19:10 EST May CELEBRATIONS! <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> BIRTHDAYS: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>408</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> ANNIVERSARIES: Tue, 18 May 2010 09:50:57 EST When is your birthday and anniversary? List when your birthday or anniverasry is so we can celebrate. I will make a list each month so we can celebate. <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 May 2010 13:17:56 EST Did you hear the news? Corpus Christi is listed as #1 in America's fattest cities....I am saddened by this:( I have started going to Zumba at least 3 times a week, and I'm loving it! I've noticed that my clothes are fitting looser!! Yeah! I don't want to weigh myself until I've gone to Zumba for a month. I am hoping that the Spark Corpus Christi team will put down more physical challenges. How about it Official Team sponsors? Sun, 25 Apr 2010 22:51:29 EST Healthy Snack Ideas I am looking for new healthy snacks (I am bored with my meals.) Please share some of your healthy snack ideas, include ones that don't need refrigeration and are easy to transport. Thanks! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 17 Apr 2010 16:50:46 EST Hey everyone! Hi, I'm pretty new to sp, but I really like it so far. I'm trying to get some more points, and the site suggested introducing myself. I'm 28, male, and from south Texas. I'm looking to loose some weight and get in shape in time for summer but I don't want a temporary solution, I think I've found the right approach with sp. Have a good one, and keep up the good work everyone. Tue, 13 Apr 2010 15:58:58 EST Not officially a CCer but want to be! Hi everybody I'm Carla and while you may think it is strange to join a city team where I don't live let me explain....I LOVE CORPUS, I'm calling forth the ability to move there one day. My husband & I lived there in 93 and I gave birth to our son there, lived in Santa Fe, NM and now South Padre Island for the last 16 years. I figure what better way to move into a community someday than by getting to know some folks who are working on the same health goals and healthy lifestyle. I'm into week ... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 09:05:48 EST How will you celebrate Easter? The WHOLE family is coming over to my house. I am looking forward to the kids hunting eggs and I also have some games planned. There will be about 35 people! <BR> <BR> <em>453</em> Thu, 1 Apr 2010 22:04:21 EST What is you latest NSV? So, today, I had a major NSV - Non Scale Victory. What is your? Wed, 31 Mar 2010 20:36:30 EST Health Survey - just for fun. I am a total thief when it comes to stuff like this. Here is a health survey. I stole it from JensFitJourney who also stole it. But I am adding a twist - try for 1 - 3 word answers. Think short. <BR> <BR> So copy the list and get to answering... <BR> <BR> 1. What did you eat for breakfast? <BR> 2. How much water do you drink a day? <BR> 3. What is your favorite workout? <BR> 4. What is your favorite fruit? <BR> 5. What is your favorite vegetable? <BR> 6. How many calories do you burn a ... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 17:11:49 EST Newbie Hi how are you all? I am Sharon and I just joined so I am totally excited, and motivated from what I have read is that this program really works yay! So I just wanted to say hi and I am looking forward to being a part of this team. Bye for now Fri, 19 Mar 2010 02:02:36 EST Losing Weight for ME!! hI my name is Erica and i am needing to lose 50-65lbs. I am currently 200lbs and am not happy with myself. If you have any advice let me know. Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:33:10 EST Cubed steak? I bought cubed steak a few weeks ago with the intention of making Chicken Fried Steak (its the meal that won my husband...LOL) <BR> <BR> Of course now I don't think Chicken Fried Steak would be the best choice but I need to use the meat for dinner tonight. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a healthy alternative idea for cooking my cubed steak? Wed, 17 Mar 2010 16:22:07 EST Its Time So I decided to try and get serious about losing weight. I have never been this big and seem to be getting bigger everyday. At this point I hardly have any clothes that fit. So its time. Time to figure out how I am going to lose weight. I have a general idea of what I have to do, its just a matter of forcing myself to do it. So the journey begins. Hopefully it will be a long journey and one that works. Time will tell... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:58:48 EST Zumba was a blast Just went to my first Zumba class and wow ..... All I can say is that it could easily be an addicting form of torture lol. My husband joined me and so did my 16yr old son and his friend and now my son wants to teach a class lmao. For any interested- give it a shot- you'll love it. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:05:07 EST Zumba Anyone? I have been wanting to try out a Zumba class. My friend tried it with her mom and said she loved it. Has anyone tried it before? What did you think? <BR> <BR> By the is a link if you want a schedule. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 09:32:07 EST Activities in Corpus Christi My husband, friends and myself are wondering what kind of activities there are in Corpus Christi that we have not thought of, and trust me, we can't think of much. Does anyone have any ideas on things to do in Corpus that require some active use of our time. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:35:36 EST What has your extra weight kep you from doing? Before you go any further, this is intended to be helpful, a motivator. No beating yourself up over it. <BR> <BR> What is something in your world the extra pounds have held you back from? Somewhere you want to go? Something you want to do? Something you want to wear? <BR> <BR> What is your thing? Sun, 14 Mar 2010 10:02:51 EST St Patrick's day? Is anyone planning to do anything for St. Patty's day? I was just thinking about it because I am suppose to go out with my friend for her birthday on that night. Ordinarily I wouldn't have thought twice about it! ALRIGHT! A night out! A vacation! But now, I am worried about undoing everything I have done this week. Is there a way to enjoy St.Patty's in the traditional fashion and not load up on calories and carbs? Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:53:25 EST 10 things about you! Saw this on another team a while back and loved it. Share 10 things about yourself. See if you can make it 10 things NOT on your SparkPage. Challenging, huh? <BR> <BR> 1. I LOVE living in CC. <BR> 2. I am a total dog person. Cats are OK, but Dogs ROCK! (I, know, this is almost cheating - you can assume this by looking at my SPage, but I don't say it implicitly.) <BR> 3. I am working on my Accounting Degree and CPA. <BR> 4. I love the IDEA of running outside but prefer the safety of an i... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 20:40:49 EST Helloooo Corpus I had a sweet tooth last week and gained 5lbs and that is when I realized I was close to my pregnancy weight (from 17 years ago). Only I can do this, so I am putting forth everything I have to make this work. I like being outdoors, but can't seem to find people that have the time during the day like I do. If anyone needs a daytime exercise buddy, shoot me an email. I am self employed so I pretty much make my own hours. Tue, 9 Mar 2010 03:25:43 EST Hello Everyone My name is Brie. I live in Ingleside and I have finally hit that weight on the scale that made me say whoa! It probably would have happened sooner but I have been avoiding scales for a while.:) My husband has agreed to help me and join me on my journey to shed the pounds and get healthy :) I am looking for motivation and friends so feel free to add me:) Mon, 8 Mar 2010 12:25:02 EST Looking for Walking Buddy - Ingleside I just recently moved back to Ingleside and have not been on my walking routine for months!! <BR> I am looking for someone to walk the skate park with me weekdays while the kids are in school. The big track is 1/2 mile. <BR> Mornings are best for me, but I'm flexible. Sun, 7 Mar 2010 10:51:34 EST Back to CC to watch the sun rose over CC Bay!! Hello all. I am a Spohn Hospital baby getting to live in CC for the first time. I grew up in Houston but visited my grandparents every summer for a month, so it feels very much like a homecoming. I remember Cole Park when the play structures were those huge wooden arches with alternating handles on them. <BR> <BR> We moved here from Victoria but I have been in out of the city for years with mom and grandpa doctor appts. and such. They both live in Rockport. <BR> <BR> I have been on SP fo... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 09:14:50 EST Weekly Weigh in lost 1.5 <BR> <BR> Come on team CC, share your good news! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 6 Mar 2010 10:17:39 EST Gold gym just wondering if anyone here works out at golds gym and is looking for a workout partner. I would prefer a femaile (sorry guys not sure my hubby would approve). I prefer to take classes but will also workout on the machines. <BR> Let me know if you are interested. Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:57:56 EST Hi looking for some support/buddies Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am so glad to find a good support group here in Corpus. I'm actually surprised how many members are on here. <BR> I'm 30 mother of two, military wife. <BR> I am Realtor so i have a pretty flexible schedule. <BR> I work out at Gold's. I love to take the classes there. pump, combat, step, attack. So, if anyone wants to join me I would love to meet some new people in town with similar goals. <BR> Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:49:29 EST hey there! I have been on sparkpeople for a while now, but just 2 weeks ago is when i started tracking my calories and i started an aerobics class. I have already lost 4 lbs the first week =) I have four kids. I have been living in corpus about 4 years now! married to a great guy.. and have kinda let go of myself the past few months and gained 30 lbs so here i am trying to loose it all so i can wear my size 9 jeans again! good luck to everyone out there who is trying to reach their goal! <em>252</em> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 00:08:21 EST HELLO CORPUS CHRISTI I am new to Spark People and very happy to be here. I had NO IDEA so many people in Corpus Christi were "getting their spark on". This website is awesome. I look forward to communicating, supporting and receiving support to/from you all.. <BR> LETS ALL LOSE IT TOGETHER!! Sun, 21 Feb 2010 17:25:43 EST hello new member Hello everyone! Today I start the long journey ahead. I know I have to do this for myself first and everyone in my family second. I know I will probably need encouragement along the way and look forward to being able to talk with you guys. Fri, 19 Feb 2010 17:39:12 EST Intro Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Valarie. I am new to Sparks, just thought I'd do a search for a Corpus Christi team and was surprised to find one. I don't actually live in the city I live about 30 miles north. <BR> Tue, 19 Jan 2010 15:43:17 EST 150+ to lose--new to sparkpeople I am a 30-something gay male professor living who recently moved to South Texas. I have almost 200 pounds to lose. I discovered this website from someone's status on facebook. I have been looking for a motivator to tackle my weight problem, and this approach seems promising. <BR> <BR> Some goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 150 pounds in two years. <BR> 2. Run a marathon in two years. <BR> <BR> I am working on other goals. I'm unclear on which areas of my life I should focus on in my goals. <BR>... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 20:23:48 EST I have maintained Hi, I have been so busy these past few weeks, that I haven't kept up with sparkspeople. I haven't been keeping track of my goals. Somehow I have been able to maintain what I have lost so far which is 10lbs so I am really thrilled about that. I'm back and I am going to give it 100%. Thanks for being here for me. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:24:38 EST Hello... <em>249</em> <BR> Hello everyone! I have been a member of this group for a while, but have been away from the boards for a very long time. <BR> <BR> At work we have started our own version of the Biggest Loser and so I thought by getting back on the boards and keeping track of my food intake and weight loss maybe it would help with the whole accountability/motivation thing. I will try to post often as long as someone is willing to respond. LOL <BR> <BR> -Jodi Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:57:51 EST Hello Spark Corpus Christi Hello, I am DCTexas and I live in Ingleside. I need to lose about 50 pounds. I have several excuses why I gained so much weight but lets be real...I just wasn't paying much attention to what I ate/drank nor did I care to get off the couch :) (but I did quit smoking two months ago..that has to count for at least 20 #'s LOL) so now it is time to do something about it..Looking for inspiration..especially local inspiration.. Mon, 21 Dec 2009 20:49:15 EST HELLO! Thank you all <em>249</em> What a nice welcome! Thanks to all of you for being here for support. I accidentally ran into this site as I was searching the ZONE and PALEO diets. I cut my 2 week vacation short because of a bum knee. I know my weight has contributed to the wear and tear on it. Sadly I am spending the 2nd week of my vacation off the knee and now I have time to get serious about weight loss in preparation for knee surgery. Sad huh...I will learn to navigate on this site and hope to blog... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 13:05:06 EST Hey Everyone! Hi! I'm Maria. semi-new to the cc area. I'm 22 yrs old, with about 50 lbs left to lose before I reach my new goal. I've got plenty of time to work out but no one to do it with. I've been thinking of joining Freedom Fitness so if anyone wants to be my workout buddy, let me know! <BR> =) <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Dec 2009 08:35:14 EST Hi This is my first time here, and I am looking forward to losing some weight. I have been on a roller coaster ride with my weight for most of my adult life. I am hoping to make some changes with some encourgement. I was told by a friend that this is one of the best sites for it, so here I am. Mon, 30 Nov 2009 00:07:08 EST Moving to Ingleside a the end of the year.... Looking for a walking buddy right off. Before I moved away (2 years ago) I walked the new (new at the time) track near the skate park daily. I'd like to get back into that routine and would love to have a buddy to walk along with me. <BR> The track is 1/2 mile long and I used to do 4 laps in the morning and some days more in the afternoon. I hope to hit town at the start of the new year (if the drive goes well). <BR> Let me know if anyone is interested in doing this after the kids get off ... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 14:49:50 EST new gal to the team Hi, my name is Jackie. I am new to this site and team so i really don't know how to work this site. I am a married 28 year old stay at home mom of three kids (6,3,&2). I also joined the Corpus Christi Athletic Club 2 weeks ago. My goal is to lose 35 pounds. Within the first week of going to the gym, I lost 6 pounds. I was shocked!! I was so proud of myself. I also workout alone because I really don't know anyone in Corpus. I am from Houston. So if anyone goes to CCAC, send me a message and w... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:41:21 EST New person on the block I am a retired teacher whois trying to better herself by eating healthy and staying active. I curently am attending the Y and doing water aerobics. I lhave started cooking and enjoy the receipes I find in this website. Sun, 30 Aug 2009 16:42:41 EST New Member Good afternoon Team, I just started this about 5 min ago... so any helpful info would be fantastic!!!! Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:16:18 EST looking for a sparks buddy Hi everyone, <BR> I just wanted to give a shout out to others who want to communicate with one another. I noticed there are a lot of spark people in the Corpus area and was hoping to find a friend that wants to encourage each other. I live in Portland, I'm married to a wonderful guy, have 3 kids, and 2 grandsons. I go to school online and stay at home to take care of my disabled 3 year old daughter. I am also the team leader for Moms with special needs children. If you are interested, give m... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 20:47:15 EST I surprised myself My family went out of town last weekend and I was sure that my weight was going to sky rocket up. I watched what I eat and watched my portions but only exercised 1 day. But when I got on the scale I had lost 2 lbs. I couldn't of been more happy. (Well maybe losing 3 lbs. hahah!) I almost didn't record my weight on the scale but I decided to be honest with myself and let the scale do the recording. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:18:22 EST the newbie hello all. <BR> <BR> I just got a gym membership at bay area athletic club and am seeking a workout partner. <BR> <BR> Plus, I quit smoking (again) and food is tasting better than ever -- somebody help! <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> Mon, 22 Jun 2009 19:51:35 EST Say a Prayer Please say a prayer for the 3 young men that were involved in the horrible accident on Friday night. They are my son's friends and were just out minding their own business when they were hit by an 18 yr old drunk driver. Please keep Chris's family in your prayers as they prepare for his funeral and for Seth & his family that he makes a full recovery. Thanks! Kim Sun, 7 Jun 2009 13:21:21 EST Summer- the season of on the go eating---how will Typically summer is a on go time for us. That means more fast food. <em>39</em> thought I would pass on a few ideas my other halves cousin uses (size 0 fitness buff, who loves food) they both made good sense. Here is a few of her rules. If a salad at a fast food is available always that (with the exception of taco salads) If no salad is available the kids meals. (Added bonus is the saved money. she also says that after awhile you get used to the small portions, just have to stick with... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 16:45:26 EST New Member Hi Corpus Christians! I just joined Sparkpeople and I am encouraged to see a Corpus Christi team. My weight has been up and down all my life; I seem to lose more in the summer, and gain it all back in the winter, only it goes to different places and looks worse as I get older - lol. Next year I'm fifty! Not fighting it, but want to be fit. Got about 14 pounds to lose. <BR> <BR> I used to go to Freedom Fitness all the time, but haven't been in a year. Still a member, but I need a commit... Tue, 26 May 2009 13:43:21 EST Introducing myself! Hi Corpus people!! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hello! Just found this site and am excited! Looking to lose 30-40 pounds and its great to know there are other Corpus people here! Sat, 16 May 2009 18:34:11 EST Needed: Workout Buddy Hey everyone...I workout at the CC Athletic Club at least 4 days a week. I do spinning MW 6:15 - 7:00, TTH 5:45 - 6:45, F 5:15. Sat and Sun afternoons may be used for lifting and/or cardio. <BR> <BR> I usually lift weights for about an hour after spinning. <BR> <BR> I could use someone to help keep me focused. Tue, 21 Apr 2009 09:15:10 EST New to Sparks Hi, I'm Steve. I live in Corpus Christ. I am married and have 3 children (9,7,4months). I am a minister and have been on a diet for 2 weeks. So far so good, but a long way to go. I am hoping Sparks will help me on my journey. Thanks, Bigdaddy Mon, 20 Apr 2009 13:07:59 EST fun run, 5k saturday april 4th FYI <BR> There is a fun run at TAMU-CC on Saturday, April 4th. It starts at 8 am, registration at 7:30 am. I believe it is 5$ for students and 15$ for non-students and free for elementary age kiddos. It will be starting at the conrad blucher building (take 1st entrance.) It benefits the GISSO (Geographic Information Science Student Organization--<BR>ISSO) Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:19:06 EST Spring Break/ Spring Cleaning Spring break is almost over and it is time for a good spring cleaning. Get rid of those things that are not junk in the cabinets. Get rid of the excess junk in the hidden corners of the closet. <BR> It always seems to help. Thu, 26 Mar 2009 16:55:53 EST New to the team Hi! My name is Corie and I am new to the team. I am looking forward with chatting with and getting to know everyone. Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:24:47 EST introduction Hello everyone, my name is Danielle. I am currently attending college. I love movies and listening to music. My favorite bands are Foo Fighters, Chevelle, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Killers. That about sums me up, I don't really know much about this site, so if you want to let me know anything about what to do-feel free. Thanks, Danielle. Sun, 25 Jan 2009 01:07:41 EST newbie! Hi everyone. Wow I'm excited that there is a group for Corpus. My name is Michelle and I'm really excited to get moving on this thing. Thu, 22 Jan 2009 20:21:55 EST hi all! my name is vanessa and i am 24 years old i weigh 218 and i am 5'6 i joined sparkpeople today in hopes of finding a healthy new me for me and my 2 children. i think this site is awesome but im not too sure how to use it yet but i am determined. hope you all have a wonderful day and good luck on the hunt for health! <em>249</em> Sat, 10 Jan 2009 00:19:15 EST New to This Just joined and feeling my way around. Took the big leap and joined a gym and have been going 3 times a week. Tue, 6 Jan 2009 21:09:42 EST Just joined today... Hello all!! Just wanted to introduce myself and say that i'm excited about taking this new step not only for myself but for my boys, they are the reason I breathe. I'm hopeful to complete this for all the right reasons and beg myself not to give up like always!...thanks for your time. <em>249</em> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 23:27:44 EST Weight loss Club We started a Weight loss Club at school/work this morning! 10 weeks to loose as much as I can by being healthy and exercising! <BR> Hope I win! $260.00 pot... <BR> With your support I can do it! <em>9</em> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 15:26:47 EST Workout Partner Hey anyone in Corpus Christi.. Need a workout partner.. I am available. I go to golds gym. I am very serious about losing weight and working out. I can help someone that needs motivation. I play racquetball too. I also try new workout machines. Let me know .. <em>30</em> Sat, 20 Dec 2008 11:16:38 EST Goals for December The year is almost over. What do you want to do before this month is over? Post them and then come back January 1 and see if you accomplished them. <BR> <BR> Maria Mon, 1 Dec 2008 15:44:02 EST Hi! I am Robert. Glad to Meet everyone. Hi! I am Robert. Glad to Meet everyone. I am starting out at 290 Lbs. My goal is to get down to 185 Lean muscle mass and in shape and healthy.I play racquetball and I am looking for people that want to play and get in shape. I go to Gold's gym. I have lived in Corpus Christi for about 5 years and need to make more friends. I am a team player and will motivate since i was in the Navy once and know what it takes to be in shape. I passed boot camp. I am looking for workout friends because workin... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 20:06:40 EST Hi! I am Robert. Glad to Meet everyone. Hi! I am Robert. Glad to Meet everyone. I am starting out at 290 Lbs. My goal is to get down to 185 Lean muscle mass and in shape and healthy.I play racquetball and I am looking for people that want to play and get in shape. I go to Gold's gym. I have lived in Corpus Christi for about 5 years and need to make more friends. I am a team player and will motivate since i was in the Navy once and know what it takes to be in shape. I passed boot camp. I am looking for workout friends because workin... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 20:01:51 EST Baby Carrots Someone emailed this to me. It was one of my sons nurses. I am guessing it is true. I will cut my own carrots now! <BR> <BR> The following is information from a farmer who grows and packages carrots for IGA, METRO, LOBLAWS, etc. <BR> _____ <BR> <BR> The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made using the larger crooked or deformed carrots which are put through a machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots. Most people probably know this already. ... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 09:07:12 EST Hey everyone! Just stopping by to say hello! My first day to spark...I think it's really awesome and encouraging that soo many people are from CC... <em>30</em> Thu, 18 Sep 2008 16:49:09 EST The Banana Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!! <BR> This is interesting. <BR> After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again. <BR> <BR> Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. <BR> Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leadin... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:46:37 EST I'm back..I failed, but NOT giving up! I have been gone for a few months - spend the summer in New Mexico, but I'm back... <BR> I have NOT made my goal - loose 50 pounds by my 50th birthday. Matter of fact I have gained weight! <BR> I am down, but NOT out! <BR> Back on the bandwagon... <BR> Need your help and support! <em>40</em> Tue, 16 Sep 2008 18:10:50 EST weight loss challenge good evening everyone.. hope everybody is doing great and staying cool. well i have to say i was doing great exercising but got lazy and slacked off. the heat is terrible and i just cant seem to convince myself to get out there and ride my bike. anyway i was thinking maybe if we had our own little weight loss challenge maybe we could further encourage each to lose weight.. maybe as an incentive we each put in 50 cents per week for six weeks and the winner takes all. of course we have to build... Thu, 4 Sep 2008 21:23:05 EST What about a September Challenge! Ok Ladies! We need a new challenge! Anybody up for it? I say lets shoot for 10lbs lost for the month of September! We can do this! We will weigh in every Friday starting September 5. I will start a new topic on that Friday for you to post the weight you have lost! So, come let's do it! <BR> <BR> Maria Tue, 26 Aug 2008 16:30:44 EST New CC Sparker Hi All, <BR> <BR> My name is Gail and I too live in CC. I am so glad to have found this group!! <BR> <BR> My husband was with the CCFD until he was hurt in a fire 7 years ago. Since that time I have put on right at fifty pounds. He goes to bed early and cannot do the things that we did before. I have developed the habit of eating when lonely in the evenings. When I get home he is usually ready to eat and go to bed. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that you all will welcome me and support me ... Thu, 24 Jul 2008 22:02:49 EST Walking Partner Does anyone want to walk with me? I walk at the DelMar track. Just email me and let me know. It always helps if you have someone to have to answer to. <BR> <em>68</em> maria Mon, 14 Jul 2008 17:44:37 EST Today, I am proud that I .... This is another one of those kinda threads you should be able to have something to post on daily. <BR> <BR> Share at least 1 thing you have done today that you are proud of. <BR> <BR> Maybe you had 8+ glasses of water today? <BR> Met a goal? <BR> Exercised on a day you didn't plan to? <BR> Made great food choices? <BR> <BR> I'm sure there must be something you've done today that you can be proud of! Fri, 20 Jun 2008 23:03:06 EST How many points did you get from the wheel today? I know other groups have this sort of topic and it seems an easy enough thing to post on daily... even if you have nothing else to say on the board haha. <BR> <BR> <BR> How many points did you get from the wheel today? <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 8 May 2008 21:35:55 EST SP's Swimsuit Bootcamp & Contest!<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1075 <BR> <BR> Who's participating?? Sun, 4 May 2008 17:21:40 EST Hi I wanted to introduce myself. My name is, um, my user name without the 1. LOL (Yolanda) <BR> Anyway, I was supposed to begin this program this Sunday but I just cant get started! :( <BR> <BR> Please help! Tue, 29 Apr 2008 05:08:01 EST feed a cold and starve a fever??? Well, I caught my DH cold - YUCKY! And now I can't remember which way it is - feed a cold and starve a fever? hahaha! <BR> Am hoping that spending the day in my chair will be all that I need... <BR> It is hard to eat because all tastes bad - not wanting to eat either...but am drinking LOTS of fluids! <BR> So, feed a cold and starve a fever.... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:42:33 EST Does anyone here go to Freedom fitness gym? Its really nice there. basic monthly fee is 9 something a month. Mon, 7 Apr 2008 18:13:25 EST Achieving goals! I can't believe how successful I have been just since I became "serious" with you all here on Spark! I FINALLY am BELOW 200 pounds! <BR> Thanks to ALL of you! <BR> Anyone else have a success story? <em>244</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2008 11:24:18 EST April 2008 Challenge Lets take this month and spend 15 min a day making yourself feel special. <BR> <BR> For example: I am going to actually put make up on when I go to work Monday thru Friday. And Sunday night I am going to give myself a pedicure. <BR> <BR> Just because we are trying to lose weight does not mean we can't look or feel special. <BR> <BR> Please post and let us know what makes you feel special. <BR> <BR> Paula <em>214</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2008 10:24:38 EST Hest Biggest Loser competition I had originally created another forum to post this and didn't seem to get much response. I am not real familiar with where to post and what not, but i figured i would try again in this forum <BR> <BR> Here in Corpus our local Hest Fitness Products teamed up with a radio station and a few other sponsors to host a Biggest Loser Competition. I entered myself and was curious if anyone else on here had joined the challenge. I am feeling pretty impressed with myself making the top 20 the first we... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 19:06:59 EST Corpus Christi's Biggest Loser Challenge Here in Corpus our local Hest Fitness Products teamed up with a radio station and a few other sponsors to host a Biggest Loser Competition. I entered myself and was curious if anyone else on here had joined the challenge. I am feeling pretty impressed with myself making the top 20 the first week, coming in at #12 losing 3.84% of my body weight. If anyone had joined i would be interested in seeing how some of the other contestants were doing. Mon, 17 Mar 2008 16:36:37 EST Anyone know if local Farmer's Market is active? Does the farmer's market operate in March? Is it still on Everhart? Fri, 7 Mar 2008 11:13:22 EST Let's do a challenge!! Ok, so I've never done a challenge before, but I think it would be fun... <BR> <BR> but... I have no clue what to do for a challenge! <BR> <BR> So, let's figure out one, and set our minds to it and do it!! Wed, 5 Mar 2008 14:24:01 EST any1 from corpus need a walking buddy ? Hi all !!! I am new at this so i am not sure what to say. i need a buddy to walk with any1 interested ? Tue, 4 Mar 2008 12:37:29 EST help hello,my first day!!i`ve been fat my entire life,but was always riding ,swimming and so on.but,now i have a severe arthritis problem,and it limits me to what i can do.i bought a bike,and can`t ride it,because i can`t bend my knee!!the only thing i do,is scuba dive..but only in warm`s very frustrating,not being able to do any exercise!!i try to do some gardening,i used to walk a lot,can`t now..but have taken on a part time job,to get me out of the house!i live in flour ... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:59:00 EST Hello Hi, my name is Ann and I'm new to Sparkpeople. <BR> (Wow, I feel like I belong in AA with that statement for some reason. lol) <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've lived here for about nine years now. I've yo-yo'd weight-wise from 160lbs to 200lbs (my current weight). <BR> I've not tried any fad diets or anything like that. I did do Slim Fast for a while, but I realized that I enjoy the flavors of food too much to live off chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. <BR> I've become sedentary when it comes to ... Mon, 14 Jan 2008 17:29:24 EST USE THIS THREAD TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF Hello, Newbies!! <BR> <BR> WELCOME TO CC's SPARK!! Introduce yourself here and tell us something about yourself and why you have joined Sparkpeople -- afterwards, join us at the MAIN DISCUSSION & ENCOURAGEMENT thread!! <BR> <BR> We are in the process of attempting to organize the group so please bear with us!! <BR> <BR> Welcome to the group! --- SouthTXTina <em>30</em> Sun, 13 Jan 2008 23:59:51 EST CC's SPARK! MAIN DISCUSSION & ENCOURAGEMENT Hey CC SPARK! <BR> <BR> I got permission (from our fearless leader CoastalGirl) to start one main ongoing thread to use for our general discussion and encouragement to each other. I would really suggest (and strongly encourage) that you all come to this thread for all general discussion. This way, we won't have a dozen or more mini-threads. Rather, a larger thread which we can all participate in together and see who's all with us. <BR> <BR> I hope you will all participate!! <BR> <BR> L... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 23:53:55 EST This weekend (12th and 13th) Ok, this weekend I ate out 2x. Once on sat at a mexican restuarant in Victoria. Had fajitas, 1 corn tortilla,tea and a spoonful of rice and beans. I guess I did ok on that. Sunday I went to Chilis. Luckly I looked at their website for the nutration values. The salad I would have gotten was high, so I change to the tiliapa and the shrimp combo. The sauce on the fish was out of this world. I am going to have to find the recipe for that. I am worried about the soduim content. I had one bite of t... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 22:11:37 EST hello there im new to this board i live in victoria and since thats kind in the middle of san antonio corpus and houston i chose this board cause i visit corpus most ... well just wanted to say hi and im excited to get to know you all Sat, 12 Jan 2008 16:09:42 EST 1st week of the new Year Will the first week of the new year is heading in the right direction. Just hope I can keep up the speed. I have lost 4 lbs this week. I have logged all my food and excersice. I know most of that is water wieght but I will take it!! Heres hoping next week is good. <em>43</em> Thu, 10 Jan 2008 22:04:15 EST New to this site! Hi my name is Christine and I am a 31 year old female here in Corpus Christi. I like every other overweight person have tried diet after diet loosing and gaining over the years and still here I am - Fat! This time, I am not going to give up. I have lost 50 pounds on my own so far and I have a good 167 to go. It would be great to meet some people on here to be motivational for/with. Thanks!!! Sun, 6 Jan 2008 21:30:03 EST SOOOOOO Sore! I am such a wimp!! <BR> I didn't do very much yesterday, but omg it hit my wimpy body hard! I am sooo sore today! <BR> I also shampooed the carpet today and pushin that big o' thang around didn't help! owies <BR> Thu, 3 Jan 2008 21:40:17 EST Im a Newbie Hello i am new to this a friend referred me to this site. I am a mother of three lil ones and i stay at home. I really dont get out much but i live in the tuloso area and i was thinging of trying to walk like 3 times a week or so... Thu, 3 Jan 2008 01:31:17 EST Another newbie Hey everyone, I am Tina and I joined today... I am assuming everyone here is from the Corpus area as am I.. I would love to have a walking buddy who lives on the South Side to get with and maybe encourage each other if possible... If anyone is interested in helping please let me know... I figure there is more of a chance for success with numbers... <em>9</em> Wed, 2 Jan 2008 17:16:59 EST 8 glasses a day? Are you getting your 8+ glasses of water daily? <BR> <BR> How do you drink your water? Do you log it? <BR> <BR> I use a filtered water pitcher and usually drink alot of water, so I think I am, but this is gonna be my first streak goal for this year! <BR> At least 8 glasses of water daily for 2weeks. I think the big thing for me will be to actually log it. <BR> I am gonna try to log everything else aswell, but the water is my main goal at the moment. Babysteps. Wed, 2 Jan 2008 14:51:21 EST New Year Goals Hi Ladies -- <BR> <BR> I'm not really into setting "resolutions", but I know I need to do better than I did last year. I did my TOPS paperwork today and I had gained 5# last year. How sad that I couldn't even lose 5# instead. That just goes to show you where my head was LAST year!! This year I'm going to: <BR> <BR> MAKE MY HEALTH A PRIORITY <BR> I'm pass wanting to lose 20# or fit into a certain size. I need to be healthier, and I'll either be more healthy or less healthy at the end o... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 23:54:23 EST The holiday Well the holiday so far has been great with the family and friends. Not so great on the weist line <em>46</em> . I have ordered the biggest loser cookbook and I got a food scale. I am getting geared up to get back on track. We are once again going on a cruise in April and I would like to least wear the same clothes I did last year. Right now even my underware are tight. <em>15</em> . <BR> <BR> Anyone else getting ready for the new year? Wed, 26 Dec 2007 10:43:00 EST Biggest loser Just watched the biggest loser finale. The inspired me to get my behind off the couch. Anyone else watch? Are you ready to join me? Tue, 18 Dec 2007 23:21:30 EST Hello!! I am a newbie!! Hi everyone!! I am Melanie and I am new to this site! (Well I signed up forever ago and forgot about it until yesterday) I just had a baby 6 months ago and I am tired of this weight hanging around!! I need to lose all the junk that's in the trunk, the front seat, the back seat and everywhere else! LOL! <BR> <BR> I need to find the motivation to start working out again. My husband works 24 hour on/ 24 hours off and I have 2 kids so that makes it a little difficult! I was a member at Lad... Thu, 13 Dec 2007 01:48:21 EST Regroup for the Holidays Hey everybody, where are y'all? I'm just checking in and trying to rally us back together so we can come up with a holiday plan. I've been a little off track - back up in Houston at MD Anderson with my mom, so I know I can't be perfect, but I can be better than bad. Anybody in? <BR> <BR> Beth <em>47</em> Mon, 26 Nov 2007 19:08:35 EST NEW TO TEAM Hi every one i am new to spark and i am looking for someone to be my workout buddy some one who is going to motivate me to loose the wieght i need i am really bad at motivating my self plus i work a lot and go to school so if any one is out there that can help and work around my schedule please contact me at good luck everyone keep up the good work! Mon, 26 Nov 2007 15:23:27 EST I'm new too!! :D Hello everyone!! My name is Brooke and I am also new to the site!! Everything is really overwhelming and confusing, but I'm sure I will get the hang of it soon!! I am soo excited that Corpus has a group! Hopefully we can all motivate each other and be a great support system to fellow members!! I'm soo happy I found this site and I can't wait to start my program!! Good luck to all!! :D Fri, 9 Nov 2007 23:40:20 EST You The Diet Book I was watching Discovery Health about a couple of books. One is called You: the diet book. Has anyone read these. It was eyeopening Sun, 4 Nov 2007 13:30:08 EST Hi! I'm new to the program I just joined the program tonight and have a long way to go. I'll be needing all the help and support I can get. Tue, 23 Oct 2007 22:54:44 EST Twilight Zone So where have all the members of this team gone? I feel like I'm in the twilight zone. Are y'all still here or did everyone move on? <BR> Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:46:40 EST Challenges or Goals for August anyone? Hey guys, <BR> <BR> Does anyone want to have a challenge of some kind for August or set our August goals now? I need some extra motivation here - after my vacation to Alaska! Thu, 19 Jul 2007 18:38:21 EST hello! Wow! I know I haven't checked in in a day or two, but where on earth did we get so many new members?! <BR> I just got an email saying we got a new member and I thought I'd log on to say welcome and as I go to see who the new member is... I find there are 8! <BR> Well, don't be shy! Come on in and say hello! <em>30</em> Thu, 12 Jul 2007 18:06:54 EST Happy Independance Day! Y'all have a safe and happy time this 4th of July! <BR> Wed, 4 Jul 2007 11:50:32 EST 10 minutes of cardio a day... my personal challenge for this week. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> how bout you? Sun, 1 Jul 2007 19:53:42 EST Whoa?! this morning the scale says 167.5!!! <em>40</em> <BR> I didn't believe it, I stepped on it 2 more times!! lol <BR> is it a fluke?! I couldn't have dropped 3lbs since yesterday!! maybe it's cause I haven't drinken any water yet? lol I dunno, but darnit, it feels really good to see it back under 170s again! I nearly cried! Thu, 21 Jun 2007 10:04:52 EST Hey there :) HEY!! I'm Cheri and I'm in the CC area... actually in portland, but there wasn't a portland sparks team so I thought I'd join you guys :) I just recently (just shy of a week) started doing something about my weight and I jsut got on sparkpeople yesterday. I'm kinda excited that there are others in my area on this board. Do any of you ever meet up to like walk or work out together? I'm a mew mommy and I go to school at night, but I would love to try to maybe set up a "play date" if anyone... Sat, 16 Jun 2007 21:34:18 EST H2O Do you drink the recommended 8cups or more of water everyday? <BR> and <BR> How do you drink your water? <BR> I mean, tap, bottled, filtered, flavored, etc? <BR> Do you have any sort of system that helps you keep track of how much water you drink daily? Sat, 16 Jun 2007 01:10:52 EST My personal challenge for the next week... ...I am gonna NOT buy any sodas for the whole next week. <BR> I know there is already 3 cokes, 2 diet caffiene free dr peppers, and 1 cherry coke zero in the fridge. The cokes are hubby's... let's see if I don't attack them! lol <BR> I have a bad habit of drinking about 2 a day. Use to be coca cola, but switched to the zero cal stuff. When I first switched, I lost a few lbs right off the bat. <BR> I do drink 8+ glasses of water daily. <BR> But I really think cuttin sodas out all together wou... Fri, 15 Jun 2007 20:33:13 EST Exercises? Do you have a regular workout routine? Or any exercises or equipement that you do most often? <BR> Are you more into cardio, strength training, or a bit of both? Fri, 15 Jun 2007 00:12:04 EST Healthy Reflections I just read yesterdays Healthy Reflections email and loved the quote! <BR> <BR> <BR> "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily. <BR> <BR> - Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker" <BR> Thu, 14 Jun 2007 12:39:35 EST Soup today I made some really good soup today. I used beef broth, ground turkey, baby carrots, green beans, corn, diced tomatoes and seasoning. It tastes great! <BR> <BR> I saw a PBS show this weekend about eating small portions of meat and loading up on the veggies, so that's what I'm working on this week. <BR> <BR> Does anybody else have any soup or veggie ideas? <BR> Beth Tue, 12 Jun 2007 18:46:56 EST Challenge: 6lbs by July 3rd Lose 6lbs by July 3rd... <BR> seems easy enough, right? <BR> <BR> Who else is with us?? Fri, 8 Jun 2007 08:56:25 EST Welcome Brandaly:) I hope you've found SP to be most helpful and I hope you enjoy CC's Spark! Fri, 8 Jun 2007 08:08:04 EST Welcome Jeniffer :) Hiya! Welcome to CC's Spark! I hope SparkPeople is most helpful and that you find some motivation with those of us here! <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 6 Jun 2007 22:23:24 EST Spark Trophy <em>58</em> this post will get me my new trophy! <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> now... <BR> only 5000 more sparkpoints until the next one! lol Tue, 5 Jun 2007 09:55:02 EST newcomer I'm new to SP and just wanted to say hi. Don't know much about how the site works but learning day by day. I'm technically not in Corpus Christi, but am there fairly often. I grew up in Calallen and now am in Rockport. I've lost lots of weight over the years but always seem to gain it back. Hope to lose it for good this time by changing some bad habits and developing new ones. Any encouragement/insights you can send my way would be very helpful. <em>198</em> It's starting to get hot. How do... Sun, 3 Jun 2007 17:49:06 EST Welcome Coastalgirl :) Hiya and welcome! <BR> Obviously it's still pretty quiet in here. <BR> I can't say that I've really been advertising much or doing a whole lot of inviting. Life can be busy, ya know. <BR> But it is good to welcome a new member and I hope we can get a few more and hopefully motivate each other a bit:) <BR> How long have you been with Spark? Wed, 16 May 2007 21:34:06 EST SparkPeople What do you love about the SparkPeople website? <BR> Sat, 12 May 2007 00:34:10 EST Wheel Points I dunno about you, but collecting sparkpoints has been one of the motivational tools that I have enjoyed about SparkPeople. <BR> I usually share on the Motivational board how many sparkpoints I get from the wheel daily, but thought I'd bring it here to our own board where hopefully others in CC will also enjoy sharing:) <BR> <BR> How many sparkpoints did you get from the wheel today? Sat, 12 May 2007 00:32:30 EST