SparkPeople Spark Wyoming - The Official Team Team Messageboard For Wyoming residents (past, present and future) who want to work with other people and share their "Get Healthy" journey. SparkPeople Spark Wyoming - The Official Team Team Messageboard Getting back to good habits Sorry I have been out of touch for a while. Things have been so crazy here at home this year. On January 1 my best friend had her baby 7 weeks early so I spent most of Jan and Feb talking to her and trying to support them. Thankfully the baby is ok and she is growing and on track with everything. In March my sister had a baby and when he was 2 weeks old he got hospitalized for RSV. He is doing much better now and getting so big! In April I went to the doctor and had blood work and testing do... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 12:23:06 EST Apologies! Sorry I have been an absent leader here in our WY board. Things have been hectic and I pushed sparkpeople aside in the chaos. I have paid for it though! I gained back 22 of the 40lbs I had lost when I was active and keeping up with my spark friends! I'm back and here to try and reach my goals again. I hope you will join me in some challenges and we can help each other get on track and stay healthy. 2015 will be our year WY Sparkers!!! <em>381</em> Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:38:01 EST Losing in Laramie Hi everyone! I am a new grad student in Laramie. If anyone is around there, let me know! Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:46:02 EST December 2014 Challenge I haven't been very good about posting challenges, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. For December let's go with an easy challenge. Try and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. If you are already on top of this...great! Maybe you can try different variations (adding fruits, etc. to your water) and give the rest of us recipes or advice on how you manage to drink all your water everyday! Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:48:16 EST June 2014 Challenge For June I would like everyone to go outside! Spend at least 20 minutes outside each day. Try to find a new exercise or activity that you love or get back to one you weren't able to do during the winter. Share your activities with everyone to see if anyone here shares your interests. <em>463</em> Sat, 3 May 2014 14:17:33 EST May 2014 Challenge For this month's challenge I want everyone to try and do 15 minutes of exercise each day AND add it to your trackers. I know many of you do more than this, but I feel that this is a good base to start with for our friends who do little to no working out. If you want to, each week you can add another 10-15 minutes until the end of the month. Good luck! <em>319</em> Sat, 3 May 2014 14:14:02 EST Cheyenne Friends *URGENT!!* I just heard about this today so sorry for the late notice, but there is a city-wide challenge going on called StepUp Cheyenne. Registration is $10 and there are awesome cash prizes at the end. I'm signing up and I hope you will too. Here is the link: You have to go to Storey Gym to sign up between 6:30a and 1p. Good luck!! Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:23:22 EST New Hi, my name is Geanna and I live in Cheyenne with my hubby and 2 kids. I am 27 going on 28 and my kids are 5 yrs old (son) and 14 weeks old (daughter). I moved here 2 years ago from southern Colorado <em>20</em> . I don't know about everyone else but I am ready for the warm weather to come and stay for a bit. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:54:46 EST Buddy! I am looking for a SP buddy, someone to confide in and just be there for each other on this jounney, anyone out there that needs the same? Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:23:43 EST April 2014 Challenge Getting a head start here! Wanted to post a challenge for April while I was thinking about it and the idea was fresh in my mind. For April I want everyone to try a new healthy recipe and make a calorie burning goal. I was thinking the amount of calories in one serving of your new recipe should be the amount of calories you try to burn every day through exercise. Even if the calorie count is really low it will be something to work toward and get you moving a little! Feel free to share your rec... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:27:14 EST Spring is coming.... Springtime is coming which means we are that much closer to summer. What are you doing to be healthy and fit so you can enjoy the summer and participate in fun activities without feeling uncomfortable or awkward? I have a new weight loss goal to reach in August and I will be doing my best to use my treadmill and get a head start. I'm hoping the warmer weather that is coming will be a motivator for me! Good luck everyone! Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:58:03 EST March 2014 Challenge Its been a while since I posted a challenge. Sorry I have been so lax and haven't made the time to get on here and help my team stay motivated! For our March 2014 challenge I want to get everyone focused on what we are putting into our bodies. So our challenge is to write down EVERYTHING! Track all the foods you eat, no matter how much or how little you eat of that food. If you eat 3 M&Ms I want you to write it down. This will help us focus on when/why we are eating what we are. If you want t... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:54:05 EST Home Town Roll Call Where in Wyoming are you? Post it here, you may get to know Sparkers in your area! <BR> <BR> I live in Montana, now, but I lived birth through high school in Laramie. I also spent and continue to spend time in Riverton every year. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:12:01 EST Get involved and lose more weight! I copy and pasted this from the Spark People trivia page: <BR> <BR> "Our research has shown that people who use the Community (Message Boards, SparkTeams, etc.) tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!" <BR> <BR> <BR> I have learned a lot from my fellow Sparkers. I also have experienced great encouragement which helps to keep me motivated to meet my goals. So cruise around and see all that Spark ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:53:02 EST Team Bonus Points! Spin the red flag for the Wyoming team and brag about your points here! These points help us rise through the ranks of the State to State Challenge. Right now we are at #48. We can do this! <BR> <BR> Today I got 20! <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> <BR> Go Pokes! <BR> <em>215</em> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:28:56 EST How do I get my individual points to count as team When I check the leader boards it say I have no points. How do I get my points to show up for the WY team Tue, 31 Dec 2013 23:59:05 EST Hello I'm new to sparkpeople and using social media. I Am Dale from Newcastle. LIVED here with my wife of 39 years most of my 65 years. My goal is to loose enough weight to avoid starting to take medications. If I keep gaining it will happen. IT surprised me to see so many people from WY on this site. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 19:06:30 EST New and needing support Hello. I love the trackers on this site! I feel that I am in need of support. I did 4 weeks of nearly perfect eating and then wham! I fell hard a few days after Thanksgiving. I have noticed in my life that seems to be a pattern. My thought is to find support to pull me through and assist in putting me back on track. Anyone else have this trouble? I am a nearly 48 year old woman with 20 pounds to loose. I am 2 years out from a divorce and seeking activities that bring me joy. At this point,... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:57:10 EST Any one from Green River or Rock Springs? Hi guys! I actually joined this group a long time ago but never checked in to SparkPeople after that. So... I'm back! I am training for a 5k and just started C25K. I am in my 2nd week. I really want to run the Crystal Classic this year! Looking forward to meeting you all! Mon, 2 Dec 2013 23:49:49 EST Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is almost here! What are your plans for staying on track? I'm going to try and remember that Thanksgiving is about being thankful for all that you have and not about food! Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:37:41 EST Sad News I'm really going to need some help staying on track this week. Got some horrible news when I got home from work. A friend of mine passed away today. 29 years old and she's gone forever. <em>40</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>24</em> <em>28</em> Right now I just feel shocked and so sad. She was always smiling and laughing. Always happy. I have the urge to just eat anything in site right now. I think its because I'm trying to fill this void. We weren't as close as we used to be,... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:05:53 EST Feeling Motivated! Finally starting to feel motivated again after having an upper respiratory infection and then a nasty virus that has been going around here <em>39</em> Good news is I think I'm ready to get back in the swing of things. Bad news is I'm still really exhausted. I'm going to do what I can to get back on track. I hope everyone else is doing well and that you are setting awesome goals and meeting them! <em>381</em> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 01:46:30 EST Calorie Limits? How many of you count your calories daily and set limits? I do and the last week I've been having a terrible time trying to stay within my calories. I've been hungry all the time and am consistently going over my calories by 300+ :( Any tips/ideas on how to stay within the limits? Fri, 4 Oct 2013 21:02:56 EST Weekend Workouts Who does workouts on the weekends, and are they different from your weekday workouts? I'm finally back on a Monday-Friday schedule and I'm looking for ideas. During the week I am doing mostly workout videos, but I want to include my kids in my weekend workouts. The problem with this is that the weather is going to be getting colder very soon! Any ideas? Sat, 21 Sep 2013 11:32:47 EST New Job...New Opportunities? I'm so excited about this new job! Its giving me the opportunity to workout and get sleep. I'm feeling so much better already. I have a lot of sleep to catch up on still and I have a plan to keep working on my weight loss. <BR> <BR> How many of you have changes going on in your life that are good for your weight loss/get healthy program? Sun, 15 Sep 2013 23:06:27 EST I'm back!! :) Its been a while, but I'm back! I finally got a day job and have a normal schedule again <em>30</em> I can finally focus on getting healthier! I'm so excited. For now I'm focusing on getting caught up on sleep and getting more water. After that I will start my workouts again. Its good to be back! Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:06:49 EST Introduction Hello Everyone, my name is Cadence and I am new to this site (actually created my profile a month ago but have only just started using the tools within the last couple of days) Last year I had about 20 extra pounds that I wanted to lose, I was working out every day and eating right and was almost to my goal. Then I fell off the wagon, went on a vacation, came home and stopped working out and stopped eating right. Pretty quickly I gained back all the weight I had lost along with an extra 15... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 13:18:47 EST Rock Spark I'm not much of a team player - all my sports are individual challenges; if you throw a ball my way, I'll most likely cover my head and run away screaming, but hey, at least I'm running, right?! Anyone in Rock Springs who isn't boring, who DOES NOT talk endlessly about (grand)children, crafts, TV, depression, surgeries, drunkenness? Those are the things I don't particularly care about- yeah, yeah - get off of my lawn... If you travel, read history or SciFi, (NOT romance) like and make Art a... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:54:20 EST I'm new here too, Buffalo! Hello everyone! I have had up and down weight issues most of my life, but have decided enough is enough. I lost 50 lbs in 2012 using caloriecount, to log my food and it worked great! But stupidly took a break thinking I would get right back to it after the holidays, more fool me, it took me until June 2013 to get back going. I did manage to keep my weight within 10 lbs of the original weight loss, so when it looked like it might be climbing up higher, that motivated me, found a walking partne... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:11:29 EST Summer Fun We've been so busy enjoying the warm (HOT) weather here in Cheyenne I haven't been online much. My sparkpeople and facebook friends haven't seen much of me at all. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing with their goals? Enjoying the summer? What kinds of fun things have you been doing? <BR> <BR> We took the kids camping at the lake for the first time ever last weekend. They had a blast! It was so nice to relax and enjoy some real family time. I loved it! Hope everyone else is having a great time... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 20:44:56 EST sheridan Hello all, <BR> i am currently experiencing some health issues that are impeding my ability to do vigorous exercise but i hope to be back on par soon! I wanted a new site that had more of a community with more information then loseit so i came here. I hope to get to know all of you! Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:39:22 EST From Casper Hello, I am new to spark people and very excited to be here. I am looking to get healthy, in shape and feeling good again. The last few years I have kinda let myself go and I am ready to get healthy for myself and my beautiful family. I am ready to make some new friends and keep the motivation going. Fri, 7 Jun 2013 02:09:52 EST Knee pain? So I went to do my workout tonight and got through the warm up with no issues. Started the cardio portion and everytime I did a lunge my right knee got a very sharp pain! It hurt pretty bad so I decided to stop the workout. Anyone else have this issue or have any ideas why this would happen? I haven't done anything to hurt it and it hasn't hurt at all until now. <em>39</em> Wed, 22 May 2013 20:04:11 EST Getting There Think I'm finally getting back on track after being sick, going back to work, and moving I think I'm finally settled and feeling like I can get back to my weight loss. I've started working out again with my videos and seriously considering going to the gym 3x a week with a friend as well as walking most afternoons with another friend. Hoping to get my diet back on track again soon as well, but that will require a major trip to the grocery store. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is enjoying the nic... Sat, 18 May 2013 20:44:19 EST Walking Buddies/Group Efforts? Now that warmer weather is here I'm going to try to start walking at the park. A friend from work is looking for walking buddies so I figure this is the perfect motivation for me to get off my butt! Kids and I will be walking with my friend most days depending on how much sleep I've gotten. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Anyone else have a group they are going to be working out with? Tue, 14 May 2013 21:01:41 EST May 2013 Challenge Its been a while since I posted a monthly challenge so I decided to get on here and post! This month is going to be an easy one...try to get your 7-8hrs of sleep. I never get enough sleep because of my work schedule and kids and this can cause major problems with health and weight. So everyone please try to get more rest! Thu, 9 May 2013 18:31:12 EST Waiting for warmer weather I LOVE snow but I'm so ready for warmer weather. I really want to get outside and start a garden and go for walks, play with the kids, have BBQs, and camp out. I think warmer weather will help with my mood and weight loss too. Been kind of staying at the same weight and been in a really bad mood lately. Anyone else ready for summer? Fri, 3 May 2013 21:54:03 EST Powell area? I just rejoined Spark people. Is there anyone in the Powell area that wants a workout buddy? Or even cooking buddy? Sun, 21 Apr 2013 12:30:04 EST I have just joined Sparks My name is Guylene and I am brand new to Sparks. I have joined because I really need to lose weight and help myself become healthy again. I was just diagnosed with vasculitis which is quite painful and scary. I feel losing weight and a good diet will help with this. I can use all the encouragment and help I can get. Thanks to everyone in advance for any encouragment or advice they can give me... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:05:26 EST New to the Wyoming team!! Hi, My name is Heather. My family and I recently moved to Laramie, Wyoming and love it. After moving here I decided that it was time for me to get my game back on and loose all the emotional weight that I had gained over 2012 and then all the baby weight I have gained over 4 pregnancies. I am a stay at home mom, wife of a Veterinarian and a cake decorator. I love to make cards and be crafty. I am learning to love exercise and hope that I will find something that is fulfilling when I do it... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:45:10 EST Back at it again Hi everyone! I'm Lori and I live in Casper. I did great on this site and lost over 30 pounds. I had several emotional life changes and gained it back. I'm ready to get back on track and get to losing again. Life is good and I want to make it fantastic! If there is anyone out there from the Casper area who needs a walking partner, let me know. Walking is my favorite exercise. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 20:48:03 EST Sick kids, work, depression... So, my daughter is sick again <em>39</em> poor girl spent all day yesterday throwing up. I called in to work to take care of her because my husband hurt his back somehow and couldn't hardly move. Its been a long week already. I have to go back to work tonight and then I get 2 days off...YAY! I need it thats for sure. Although a friend sent me a text saying work is asking people to work an extra day. I can use the money, but I REALLY don't want to work extra days. This job depresses me. I ... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:14:05 EST February 2012 Challenge This month I want everyone to focus on spending more time moving and less time in front of the tv/computer/video games/etc. If we all send an extra half hour a day moving and doing something instead of sitting and watching a screen we will burn more calories and be more fit! Good luck! Thu, 7 Feb 2013 20:20:14 EST January 2013 This is a little late, but I'm going to challenge everyone to start tracking their food. Track every bite and see what you are eating and how you are doing to meet your goals for calories and nutrients! Good luck. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:38:49 EST Winter Illnesses I hope everyone on Sparkpeople is doing well and staying warm! I have been in a house full of sick people for almost a month now <em>39</em> Thankfully I haven't gotten it (knock on wood!). Its made things very difficult as far as workouts and eating healthier, but I'm still here and trying to get into the swing of things! <BR> <BR> How is everyone else handling the weather/illnesses? Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:36:17 EST Hello! Hi One and All!! I live in Rock Springs, where I work, raise two children and keep my busy husband in line! After a series of health scares from August through December, I decided I needed to get serious about improving my health in 2013. I'm generally a very private person, and the idea of sharing information about myself and my struggles openly on this forum leaves me, quite frankly, in a cold sweat! But, I'm hoping that the support of the team members and the accountability of creating... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 13:36:04 EST My 2013 Makeover Hi! My name is Mary and I am trying new things for the new year. I am looking forward, not behind and am feeling optamistic about reaching my health and fitness goals. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:36:24 EST New Here from Gillette Hello, <BR> New to this. I live in Gillette and looking for help with weight loss. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:57:11 EST Christmas is coming.... As Chrismas is quickly approaching I thought it might be helpful for some of us to post what our biggest challenge is while we are trying to get healthy. Please share with us and read what others post. Maybe you can give some support, motivation, or helpful advice! <BR> <BR> My biggest challenge during the holidays is staying away from the Christmas cookies and Chex Mix! I LOVE homemade cookies and chex mix so much! Many times it is hard for me to have just one serving. I really have to wat... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 14:32:28 EST Getting settled, weigh in, and Thanksgiving Well, we moved last weekend! That is the reason I haven't been on in a couple weeks. I have been moving, packing, arranging, and trying to get the house set all while working overtime thanks to Black Friday! I weighed in for the first time today in 2 weeks and I've gained some weight, but I know its because things have been so crazy around here. I'm no going to get discouraged. I'm just going to pick myself up and get back to it! <BR> <BR> I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:48:12 EST GRRR! Need some help here... I'm so frustrated today. I started working out at the gym this week (got my first gym membership ever!) and thought that this was going to be great for my weigh-in this week. I was wrong <em>39</em> I gained 3lbs this week! 3lbs...wth?! I haven't been eating perfect, but it hasn't been horrible either. And I'm sure I didn't gain 3lbs of muscle in one week so what gives? Any ideas to help me with this? I don't want another disappointment next week. Thanks Fri, 9 Nov 2012 16:34:23 EST Hello from California Hello:) My name is Ashley from California...I will be joining you in the beautiful state of Wyoming for grad school in the fall and wanted to connect early with Spark people in Wyoming. My bunny and I cant wait to go there. The first think I want to do is go on a hike and view the sights!!! Tue, 6 Nov 2012 21:00:08 EST Halloween How was everyone's Halloween? Hopefully you are finding the will power to stay out of the kids Halloween candy! I'm trying my best to avoid it! Fri, 2 Nov 2012 16:52:54 EST November Challenge I want this challenge to be simple and something we can all stick to. So for the November Challege I want everyone to increase their daily water consumption. If you aren't a water drinker try to get in your 8 cups a day. If you already get your 8 cups a day, try for 9 or 10 (but don't go too crazy as too much water can be bad for you, just like anything else!). My goal is going to be getting my 8 cups. I've fallen off the water wagon lately and need to get back on track! Good luck everyone! ... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 16:47:31 EST October Challenge I'm challenging everyone to have a healthy Halloween. Make sure you have a plan before going to parties/events and try to limit the sweets/junk. Also be sure to get in your workouts the week of Halloween (and every week!). Good luck! Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:55:50 EST Halloween Readiness? Is everyone ready for Halloween with a plan to limit the sweets/treats available? By planning ahead and starting early we can all be sure to stick to healthier options this month and the rest of the holiday season. Please share your plans/ideas with us so we all can work to achieve our goals! <BR> <BR> My plan is to eat a healthy snack before my cousin's annual Halloween party and to bring a healthy treat to share with everyone. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:52:56 EST intro My name is Pamela and I recently turned 46. I have gained weight around my mid section and inner thighs. I am not happy with this and am frustrated that I cannot lose so much as a pound. I have tried and I continue to fail. <BR> I hope this can help me get motivated and headed in the right direction. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 16:15:07 EST Been MIA again, but I'm back! Sorry everyone! I have been MIA again, hopefully for the last time. We have been very busy around here. I have changed jobs and now work at Walmart again. Its not ideal, but King Soopers was cutting my hours and I couldn't pay bills only working 20hrs a week. We are packing and getting ready to move in about 2 weeks so that has been a hectic situation. And, I have just found out I'm going to be an Auntie! My sister is pregnant and due in June. <BR> <BR> I've been so busy my weight loss has ... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:31:35 EST Time to meet me! Hey everyone! I am from the Cheyenne area. I joined spark a few years ago, but did not stay on the the weight-loss train. I think I was just scared how my life was going to change and how I would see myself. Well it's time to meet me thinner. Its time to face myself and push through the fear. I am so excited to be back on SparkPeople and have tools to the support I know I will need. Please feel free to friend! Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:18:54 EST New Leaves Hello out there SP friends. Opps, forgot to introduce myself when I signed up. I am new to SP, but not dieting. So far I have enjoyed this site and find it, mostly, easy to navigate. I like (and don't like), keeping track of my calories, but I love the daily report with the pie graph at the bottom. It really makes me think about what I am eating. <BR> Also, looking for help from my neighbors here in Casper, if anyone is interested. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:21:07 EST ATTENTION ALL CHEYENNE SPARKERS! I will be at Cahill park on Thursday August 9th, 2012, at 9:30am to walk and get some exercise in for this week. I hope someone will come join me and we can meet and have a nice walk! If you can't make it tomorrow, please let me know what days/times/locations are good for you as I would love to meet and have some get healthy buddies to walk with! I will be in a t-shirt and black pants with a red double stoller. Hope to see you then! Wed, 8 Aug 2012 19:48:10 EST Any ideas... for motivation? Because I am quickly running out! AAHH!!! Thu, 2 Aug 2012 22:50:25 EST New Discoveries This is Day 2 for me and so far so good! I've discovered a few things like using cucumbers in water to help drink more water since i've never loved drinking water and it works pretty well. I also found that yoplait has a yogurt called whips, they have a chocolate one and it works for the chocolate or sweet cravings i've been having and its only 160 calories which is far better than double or triple that amount so those are a few tips i've discovered these last few days! <em>20</em> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 23:43:28 EST Introduce myself Hello I'm new to Spark living in Buffalo. My name is Kathy i've had about a 16 year struggle with weightloss and fitness. I decided to try this site to hopefully motivate myself to start and keep going with this weightloss, i'm going to try to lose 155lbs, keeping myself motivated is the hardest part for me so it is exciting to know there are others out there doing the same thing, i am just going to start small and work at it everyday despite all the excuses i've been giving myself for mont... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:57:05 EST Major Overhaul Hi everyone! I started a major overhaul on my body and mind a week ago...the first week didn't go as I planned so I thought I would get online and see what I could come up with to help me along this process, I found this website that looks to have everything I need to help me along my path of change! I want to lose 30 to 40lbs in the next year. I am married to a wonderful man and I have three-four legged children and they all are my world. We spend a lot of time outdoors from hunting, sno... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 22:23:07 EST Just an idea... I was thinking it would be great if we got together maybe once a month to discuss our goals, support each other, and just meet and have fun. I know its hard in a state this big for everyone to get together in one place so maybe we could have several places throughout the state "host" sparkers who are near-by. I would love to get a group together of people who are close to Cheyenne and meet some of you in person! Let me know what you think! Thu, 26 Jul 2012 17:54:47 EST August 2012 Challenge Sorry I missed posting a July challenge. Things got crazy around here again,but they are finally slowing down (for a little while anyway!). For August I thought I would use some of your suggestions. <BR> <BR> For August we will challenge ourselves to try a new recipe every week (any meal or snack, as long as its something new!) and make a goal of buring the amount of calories found in one serving of our new food each day. <BR> <BR> Example: Lets say your new recipe is Grilled Shrimp with ... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 17:41:42 EST My Introduction to all of you,.... Hello Everyone, my name is Deb I live in Laramie Wyoming and I had a stroke 2yrs ago now i need to lose a lot of weight too.And hopefully with your help I can do it!!! We have one grand son that just turned 7 yrs old and he to needs to lose a few pounds. So we will be trying to help him with that. Now I need to get dinner started. then I will come back to the message boards. Sat, 21 Jul 2012 19:04:19 EST Frontier Days Fun? Anyone doing something fun for Frontier Days? I'm taking the kids to the parade and a pancake breakfast, but we can't afford to do anything else so that's pretty much it. I hope some of you are going to enjoy the festivities! Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:35:58 EST Hi from Laramie, anyone else in town..? Just thoughtI would introduce myself again. Was on here a year ago, and did ok. But fell off the wagon. Both my girlfriend and I are trying to get back into this. I have a horrible lifestyle, and am really starting to feel the effects. Up to this point we have been finding excuses to slack off (school, buying a house, moving, etc.) But now we are settled, I graduated, and it is time to buckle down. I have goal that i am hoping to make, but it will take a lot of work! If there is anyone in La... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:31:04 EST Hello from Chugwater, WY My name is Tiffany and I am 35 years old. I am the heaviest I have ever been and I am not happy with myself at all. I have tried to watch what I eat but I am realizing that it is going to take a lot more than that. I have a stressful life and job just like most people do and I have a tendency to other people first. Well I have realized that if I continue to put everyone else before me I won't be here for them so what is the point. I need a place to start and I figure my weight was the on... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 16:24:03 EST A New Life! My name is Jenn. I was a former member of SparkPeople and recently returned under a new profile. I have big plans for the rest of my life but the biggest part of that plan is to get healthy and quit worrying about what other people think of me and focus on what I think of me. <BR> <BR> My overall goal is to lose around 72lbs, quit smoking, and be open to all the happiness I know is mine! <BR> <BR> I am an avid reader, love most types of music, enjoy the outdoors, and various other activit... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:04:23 EST Hello Wyoming Hello. I am a generally active woman in the Laramie area. I somehow never got outside this winter and gained more than 10 pounds. It's made such a difference in how I feel. I want it gone. I joined SP for the the trackers, but also hope to find a forum where people challenge and support each other to meet exercise goals. I'd like to walk or run at least 10 miles a week. If there are any hikers in my area, it would be great to talk trails. Fri, 25 May 2012 13:17:04 EST JUNE 2012 CHALLENGE I have decided that we need a challenge and I'm posting it early so we can see who is interested and get everyone ready to participate. This months challege is to choose a friend (sparkfriends or outside friends), family member, or other loved one and calculate the distance from their house to yours. The challenge? To walk, jog, or run the distance between your houses in the month of June. For those who are just starting out with a workout, I suggest someone fairly close to your house: 30 mil... Fri, 18 May 2012 12:20:32 EST Missing heavy foods Maybe I am the only one that feels this way but I am really missing heavy foods, meat/potatoes/gravy. I feel like I am not getting any food. Salad, baked chicken, etc.. just doesn't feel the same. Reason why I am so overweight. That I understand. Does anyone else feel this or am I just on a diet pitty pot? <em>39</em> Sun, 6 May 2012 08:40:49 EST Hello I'm a stay at home mom w/ 3 kids that I homeschool. I used to be pretty active and healthy but the last few years not so much, as a result I've gained alot of weight and just feel a total lack of energy and self confidence. I'm mainly looking for ideas and motivation to keep myself on the right track w/ my eating and exercise plans. I'm super excited to be here! =) Wed, 2 May 2012 12:53:31 EST Hi Hello everyone I am Aisha and I currently reside in Cheyenne. I am new to the site hoping to get the motivation I need to meet my fitness goals. I am active duty Air Force and a single mother to a bouncing 3 yr old boy, who keeps me on my toes. Looking forward to talking to everyone!! Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:30:26 EST Sorry... I want to apologize to all of you for being a rotten team leader the last couple weeks! I've been so busy with my new job and Easter that I haven't had much time to get on here and check in with everyone. My goal for this week is to get caught up with everyone and to work harder to be the leader you deserve! I hope everyone is doing well and that you all had a wonderful and blessed Easter holiday. <BR> Amy Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:01:30 EST need exercise buddy I need an exercise buddy for the Cheyenne area. I need to work out in the mornings. Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:39:38 EST Catching up! Please forgive me this week while I try to get caught up on everything that has been going on. We had friends come from out of town last week and I've fallen way behind on sparkpeople. I'm still here and still thinking of all of you and I hope you are all doing well! I will be posting more later this week but right now I'm going through my email and checking messages and its taking longer than I thought to get caught up. Sorry about the absence! Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:25:22 EST Hello Hi everyone! I just joined Sparkpeople to help me get my weight under control. I need to lose about fifty pounds. I'm from Alpine in northern Star Valley. I'm excited to begin this journey with you. Fri, 9 Mar 2012 07:04:03 EST new to WY Hey everyone just moved here (Gillette) from WA state about a month ago. I went from a lot of rain to snow. Im not sure which is worse. I am just leaving the military so going back to civilian life is becoming traumatic for me. Ive had to move back in with my father who is pushing 70 yrs old. I am however, looking forward to getting back some resemblance of who I use to be. <em>46</em> Sat, 18 Feb 2012 12:41:23 EST So tired of this! So, I just finished antibiotics on Saturday for strep. My husband went on Tuesday to dr and he was told he had antibiotics for him. Then I woke up today feeling like I got hit by a truck. Couldn't swallow, sore everywhere, and exhausted. I thought "Not again!" Took my daughter with me to the health clinic to get throat cultures and we BOTH came back positive for strep. On top of that, one of the parents I babysit for dropped off her daughter but took her son to the dr for a rash. T... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:24:06 EST Workout buddy in the Powell area? I would love to have a workout buddy. I live in Powell and am currently going to the college gym but would be up for just walking or other ideas if anyone is interested please let me know. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:19:56 EST New to the site and WY My name is Ashley. I am 19 and Ready too achieve a healthy weight. I am looking to loose 60lbsand to learn to cook healthy meals for myself and my husband. I live in Powell, WY and would like to meet new people here that would support me. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:31:11 EST Motivation I know some of us are highly motivated, while others are struggling daily to find the motivation to keep going. I thought if we shared ways that we get/stay motivated it might help those who are having a rough time. So....What is your motivation? What do you use when you start slipping and need to focus on your goals again? <BR> <BR> One of my motivators is reading success stories of others, especially if that story includes pictures so I can SEE the transformation. I love hearing how people... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 14:27:46 EST Time to finish this Hello fellow sparkers, sparkies,sparkdudes or sparkdudets, I guess I started an account 2 years ago on here but never used it.Well I am now going to use these great tools on here daily to help my final push to my final goal.I started this journey at 266 pounds and could hardly walk a mile let alone run one.I am now at 194 and run 6 to 10 miles pretty much everyday, my goal is to get to 179 and I am going to hit it hard now to get there with your help.Thanks in advance for your support!! Wed, 8 Feb 2012 19:18:49 EST Riverton Newbie Hello all i am at me second highest weight that i have been battling for probably the last 8years. I am tired of all the damage that i am doing to my metabolism it is not good. I have tried every crazy thing out there to lose weight and right now i am ready to do it the old fashion way. I would like to lose at least 110 lbs. I think at the moment i will be ready for this change in my life. Mon, 6 Feb 2012 12:01:42 EST Just wondering... I have noticed that some people have pictures in their photo galleries that are from Sparkpeople saying 5lbs lost, 20lbs lost, 100lbs lost, etc. Just wondering...where did these come from? I have looked all over this site and haven't found them. Anyone know where to get them? I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:14:03 EST Casper Newcomer! Hello everyone! I'm happy to be part of the Spark Wyoming team! There are so many opportunities in our great state for healthy living! I plan to have a blast with my journey to fitness! <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:03:27 EST Been Busy Sorry I haven't been the best leader this week. My son had a viral infection in his tonsils and has been very clingy and sad all week. He is finally feeling better so I hope that next week I will have time to get on here and interact with all of you wonderful Sparkpeople!!! Thu, 19 Jan 2012 01:49:51 EST To see it helps me live it I have found that writing it down and getting it out there (allowing others to support me) helps a lot, painful as it may be sometimes. SO here goes. I may not post every day but I will certainly try to do this as often as possible, it is after all....good for me! <BR> <BR> Took measurements yesterday...........excited to compare in a week. <BR> Power walked 60 minutes today. <BR> Thought for the day: I am throwing out all my diet books. YEP! All they offer is false hope to me for losing wei... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:45:13 EST In Sheridan Hi! I'm trying to get more involved in Spark People, and I thought I'd join this team. Anyone else here in Sheridan? <BR> <BR> Anyway, I have a lot of weight to lose, but my goal is to lose 60 lbs. this year. That seems reasonable and not so scary. I can work on losing more later. This will just get me started. I'm super busy, but this is a priority, and I know that making connections with some people here will help me with my progress. <BR> <BR> Please visit my Spark Page & feel free to ... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:40:44 EST What's new? There isn't much talk going on in our group so I thought I would try to start up a conversation! What's going on in your life? How have you been? What things have you accomplished that are NOT weight related lately? Even if its something as simple as getting your laundry done...I want to know what everyone has been up to. <BR> <BR> My life has been very eventful kitchen sink wouldn't drain and I didn't know this until AFTER I hooked up the dishwasher and flooded my kitchen!! OOPS... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 00:53:57 EST Workouts /Fitness Routines I was just thinking about my workouts and wondering what do YOU do everyday to try and get in some exercise or fitness minutes? <BR> <BR> So far on my journey I have been limiting myself to the treadmill for x amount of minutes a day. I started at 15 minutes a day the first week and have worked my way up to 45 minutes a day. Soon I will be adding in my workout DVDs: Biggest Loser Workout 2, Biggest Loser 30 Day Jump Start, Pilates for Dummies, and many others. This summer I would like to buy... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 18:27:03 EST New Team Leader Just wanted to let everyone know I asked to be the new team leader and I was accepted for the position! You'll have to bear with me because I have NEVER done this before...on SP or otherwise. I'm going to try my best to motivate and inspire you and help all of you in any way I can. Feel free to ask me any questions or offer advice when you think there is something you would like to see or want me to change. Here's to a great 2012 and working hard together to reach our goals!!! <BR> <BR> <e... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 00:52:34 EST From GIllette Hi, I am really glad I found this site. It is so nice to have support to live a healthy life because all to gets in the way. I have worked out several times a week for the past several years but am to the point where I am so burned out that it is very hard to get motivated. As a result I am slowly putting weight back on. I want to stop this progression and get back into healthy living before it gets out of hand. <BR> <BR> Glad to meet you all! <BR> <BR> Dottie Sun, 1 Jan 2012 20:28:29 EST New Year, New Start Its almost 2012 and I know many people make resolutions. My 2011 resolution was to lose 50lbs....obviously that didn't happen! By November I had gained 30, but its 2 days before 2012 and I'm down 15lbs since November! I think 2012 is going to be a great year for me. This year my resolution is to get healthy and happy. I'm not setting a "pounds to lose" goal this year. My main focus is to be healthy so I can live the life I want, not the one my health dictates! <BR> <BR> What was your resolu... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:31:00 EST When did you SEE results? I have been on this weight loss journey officially for almost 4 weeks now. I feel great! I've lost almost 10lbs and I feel better about this than I ever have in the past. My question is, when did everyone SEE their results? It may be a while before I see anything since I have 120lbs to lose, but I wanted to know how everyone else was doing and kind of get an idea of when I might see results instead of just feeling great. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:03:46 EST New and looking for a partner! Hello all, my name is Myranda. I currently live in Rock Springs (new to the area). I was told about this website and decided to check it out. I am very excited to start using it. I have a long road ahead of me and am wondering if there is anyone that would like to tag along. If you are close to the Rock Springs area and would like an exercise partner let me know. I wish you all luck on your goals and hope you all accomplish what you are tyring to. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:31:44 EST Advice for a difficult situation... I was just wondering if anyone has ever had to deal with people who mean well, but are more harmful than helpful? I have been updating my progress on facebook as well as on here so that my friends and family know what I'm really serious about trying to get healthy. I have a friend who is trying to be helpful, but some of her comments are hurtful. I recently said on a status update <BR> "Its been 9 days since I had pop and on day 4 of my new goal. To workout at least 15 minutes a day. Doesn't... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 18:30:07 EST Working toward a Happy New Year? I can't believe it is already December! I'm so excited because I'm finally starting a weight loss journey I think I can finish. I can't wait for 2012 because I know I will be making positive and long-lasting lifestyle changes in the next few months that will really help me be a happier and healthier person. My ultimate goal for 2012 is to lose at least 50lbs. I'm hoping for more as I am about 120lbs over-weight, but 50 in one year seems like a great plan to me. <BR> <BR> How many of you kno... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 14:38:42 EST Starting slow...what about you? I decided to start very slow with my weight loss journey and work on one thing a week, each week adding another thing on top of that until I have started a healthy lifestyle. This week was my first week and my first challenge. I chose something that has always been hard for me because I figured if I tackle this I can seriously start changing my life. <BR> <BR> So, what was my first goal that seems so hard to tackle? Going without pop. I've tried giving up regular soda and switching to diet,... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:07:09 EST How was your Thanksgiving WY? I am just starting over on sparkpeople and since I'm from WY I thought I would join this team and try to meet new people. So my first question is: How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Mine went well and the best part I didn't gain any weight! Fridays are my weigh in days and while I didn't lose any weight this week, I didn't gain any either. I was surprised because of all the food I ate yesterday! Maybe it was because I snacked on veggies most of the day and instead of sitting at the table and gr... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 15:34:35 EST Depressed and Frustrated ...Already Last week I re-joined spark people with a great attitude. Ready and willing to do whatever it takes to lose weight. Its been really rough since I had my second child. He turned 1 in August and the entire year was very rough on me weight wise. With my daughter when I was nursing I lost weight, with little/no effort. With my son, I have done nothing but gain weight since I got pregnant. Every time I started a diet and exercise program I would lose 2-3lbs and gain 5-10. This time I was determine... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:42:12 EST Laramie here Hey everyone! I'm not new to SparkPeople, but I'm coming back to jumpstart the last of my weight loss. I've lost 35 lbs since last October and have about 30 to go. I'm from Laramie, so if there is anyone out there who needs a workout buddy, let me know! Good luck to everyone! Thu, 3 Nov 2011 09:29:24 EST From Lovell I haven't been on in a long time and decided it was time. I had gotten down to 153 and am back up to about 170. Time to get my butt in gear! I just had my gallbladder removed last week so exercise isn't a REAL option yet, just dance or something. But my goal is (and has been for awhile) 120lbs which is healthy for my height. So here we go, again. Oh, I have 4 kids who are 2,3,4,and 5 and a husband who is like having a 5th kid lol. So time is not really a luxery I have but it's time to take a ... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:57:10 EST New from casper Is anyone out there? Mon, 17 Oct 2011 18:53:08 EST Any active members out there??? Hey y'all! I was just wondering if this team has any active members? I'm moved back to Douglas in August and back to SP last month. <BR> <BR> I am looking to connect with any SP active members. Hope some of you are still around. <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:30:20 EST Hi, new in Laramie! Just thought I would introduce myself. I am Tim, I moved back to Laramie in June with my girlfriend. I am hoping to get active on here to help motivate me to lose the weight that I have gained back after the move. I am thinking this will work better with my work schedule (I am the new guy, so my schedule is all over). We are always looking to meet others that are working towards similar goals! We would love to find some workout and activity partners. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 02:20:21 EST Hello from Laramie! Hi all! I am new to spark people and I am excited to be here! I am looking forward to dropping some pounds, and I think this community will be a great place to start. I would also love to find new people in the Laramie area to work out with or go on walks with. Feel free to say hi! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 01:52:56 EST Looking for Buddies in Wyoming, Can you help? Ok, I am needing work out buddies in the Valley area (Lyman, Mountain View, Urie, Carter, Fort Bridger Area) <BR> <BR> I Moved to the Valley here almost 1 year ago and do not know very many people at all and would really like to have a work out partner. <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested please let me know :) Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:18:04 EST Hi I am new. :) Hi My name is Erin and I just discovered spark people. I have been trying to lose weight on my own for 6 weeks..... So far down 3 lbs and 4 inches....With numbers like those I knew I was doing something terribly wrong. Just when I was about to give up I found this site.... Turns out I was not eating enough calories a day. Hopefully now with guidance I will have a reason to smile and can reach my goals. :) Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:17:38 EST New guy in town. Hey everybody. I'm a new user to spark people and i'm going to try my hardest to meet my goals. I'm looking o be healthier and happer with my life. If there is any way you can help, let me know and I will try to do the same for you. Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:30:15 EST We don't visit Wyoming. We need to start chatting it up! <BR> <BR> What have you all been up to this summer? <BR> <BR> It is so dang cold in the winter I try to get out, but frankly I like Sept. and early October best. :) <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:39:01 EST Intro... Hi all. My name is Jocelyn. I am a wife, mother to four beautiful children, and a new grad of nursing school as of this past May. I am now working part-time as a registered nurse and loving it! After my fourth child was born I really focused on getting my body back. I was able to lose about 20 pounds pretty quickly. Then life got hectic and my focus shifted. Now that things have calmed down a bit and we've fallen into some sort of routine, I am focused on losing the last 21 pounds. I started ... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 00:47:01 EST What motivates you? I wanted to post this message today and see what kind of response I get. Summer is such an amazing and fast season for Wyomingites, and I know how busy everyone is. But I've been feeling a bit unmotivated lately - not sure if thist is becuase school is getting ready to start, when really summer just began, or am I feeling tired becuase I've been too busy. <BR> <BR> My motivation has been seeing my sucess of losing weight and inches. I'm slowing down, as I'm nearing my last 10 lbs. Perhaps th... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 20:31:36 EST WYO mom of 5 Let's face it, working out in Wyoming sucks! The wind, it's too cold, it's too hot, too flat, too hilly :) I have been a runner my whole life, but after having my last baby at 38 and health issues thereafter; have been having a hard time shedding the infamous 10 lbs. I hear "how do you look like that after having 5 kids?" But I see something else from what I am used to. I train people almost everyday on what to do to lose weight, but now at 40 and 5 kids my metabolism (or something) is not ... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:43:49 EST How is Team Wyoming Doing? Hello everyone! <BR> How's the summer treating you and are you getting lots of outside activity in? I'm trying to. Lots of sunshine these days after a long wet spring is a good thing. <BR> I got a 2 mile walk in this morning and good thing, its supposed to get up to 94 today! <BR> Keep up the good work! <BR> Valerie Sat, 16 Jul 2011 11:48:24 EST Workout/Diet Buddy in Rock Springs? Hi! I'm looking for an Anytime Fitness workout buddy. It seems to work so much better when someone else is counting on you to be there! <BR> <BR> Everyone keep hanging in there and don't give up! We can do this! :) Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:02:40 EST New Member from Rock Springs Hello, Everyone! <BR> <BR> I recently joined SparkPeople. I'm from Rock Springs. I have lost 70 pounds in the last year, with 30 more to lose. I seem to be stuck on a plateau, however, for the last two months. I hope joining this site will motivate and educate me to lose that last 30 stubborn pounds! <BR> <BR> I would love to talk to others from Wyoming. If anyone from Rock Springs is looking for an Anytime Fitness workout buddy, that would be great, too!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:53:24 EST Coming to you from Powell Hi all! This is day 2 of being on this site. So much to learn! I can't wait to meet some of you and hear your successes. I have PKD (polycystic kidney disease) and I NEED to be in the best of health that I possibly can before I have to have a transplant. (probably in about a year) I have about 40 lbs to lose and I could really use the encouragement cause my family is not very helpful. I am really excited to start utilizing the tools on this site to help me reach my goals. What are some of you... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 18:56:30 EST I am a NEWBY!! Hi, my name is Tina. I am from Wyoming. I live here with my husband of almost 11yrs and my son who will soon be 8. I have been overweight for my entire life. I was always the "fat" kid and even endured comments from my parents such as " you look like you're pregnant" or "you would be so pretty if you would just lose that weight" ( anyone heard that one before?) Bottom line is I created this life now its time to change it. Not for anyone but me. My first motivation is so that I can be healthy ... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:47:10 EST Coming back to Sparkpeople! Ok, I signed up a while ago, i think over a year ago, but just didnt stick with it. I just stepped on the scale this AM, and oh my gosh! I have never weighed this much before in my life! So decided I had to do something! So here I am! Ready to begin again! I am in Big Horn, just outside of Sheridan, would love to hear from some bike riders or walkers if there are any in the area! I am getting my bike out again on Sat, that is if the rain is done, sooo sick of the rain this year! So si... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 12:46:21 EST Want to walk in Laramie? Hi, I live in Laramie. I'm 36 and need to lose 30 pounds. I'm wondering if someone wants to be a walking buddy or even a motivational buddy? Let me know if you're in Laramie and looking to lose some weight. Good luck to everyone here in Wyoming! <BR> <em>313</em> Thu, 2 Jun 2011 23:33:09 EST Howdy all! I'm Winna Wolf, up in the mountains I am learning to be positive and confident I am using guided imagery, mindfulness, shamanic journeying, faith and other ways to leave medication behind and heal my life. I am looking for motivation and support, not judgment. I am in very bad shape and health right now but don't want to stay that way. I have Diabetes type 1, heart damage, HBP, PTSD and large abdominal tumors but I want to be stronger, not looking for weight loss so much. I love humor and my husband. I own 3 horses, a reg... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 23:02:06 EST looking for a work out buddy !!!!! hi everyone anyone currently living in evanston intrested in working out together... Thu, 12 May 2011 23:52:54 EST Hello I have lived in Laramie for nearly 1 year now and joined Spark last week. I was so glad to see a Wyoming group!!! Hope to see you all on the boards achieving our goals. <BR> kimberly Mon, 2 May 2011 15:35:13 EST QOD 5/2 Hello Team!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! <BR> <BR> As many of you know I have a super busy schedule for the next few weeks as I finish up my mother's move to Montana, host graduation and prom parties, and attend I don't know how many parties and awards banquets, concerts and on and on and on......... <BR> <BR> I am truly blessed to have two wonderful (but very very busy) children, they truly are my greatest accomplishment.......... <BR> <BR> Today's question deals with our chi... Mon, 2 May 2011 13:27:02 EST QOD 4/28 Almost to another weekend Team! Hope everyone's week is going well! I hope to have time to catch up on everyone's blogs today and maybe even post one of my own. <BR> <BR> Today's question: How does blogging help you or how does reading the blogs of others help you? <BR> <BR> I am sure many of you have noticed that I haven't been blogging. I should be and I am not because in this moment in time in my life its just one more thing to hold me accountable to me instead of dealing with everyone ... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 09:52:07 EST QOD 4/27 Good Morning Team! Hope everyone is having a Wonderful Wednesday. <BR> <BR> As we move forward on this journey of ours we are consistently learning what to do, what not to do, what works for each of us, what doesn't work for some of us, and so on. <BR> <BR> Today's question is about learning: What is your learning style? Are you a visual learner? Are you an audio learner? Or are you a kinetic learner? <BR> <BR> I am not an audio learner at all!!! But am good with kinetic and visual. If I... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:52:47 EST QOD 4/26 Good Morning Wyoming! I apologize for being gone so much! You would not believe the month I have had and the things going on with my family even if I had the energy to type it all. I am back for a couple of weeks I hope before having to travel again........ <BR> <BR> I am home sick with some kind of icky stomach thing today......just what I didn't want or need but such is life......... <BR> <BR> Today's Question: What is your favorite way to comfort yourself when you are sick? Hot tea and t... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:50:57 EST Sparkin' in Casper Hi there :) I'm Monica. I joined SP about... A month and a half ago and have been a little timid about posting on the boards <BR> <BR> I decided I was going to take back my body and my life when I realized that I was almost back up to the height of my pregnancy weight. That scared me. Badly. I have a family history of obesity and all of the scary medical conditions that come a long with it and I really, really didn't want to go any farther down that road. <BR> <BR> I've always been a heav... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:41:49 EST QOD 4/19 Good Morning Team. I hope everyone had a Marvelous Monday! <BR> <BR> Today's Question: Are you good at receiving compliments? We were discussing this at work last week and I thought the conversation was interesting. When someone gives you a compliment can you accept it at face value and say Thank You or do you hummm haww around and have a hard time accepting it without the "Thanks....but....and a finish with something negative" <BR> <BR> Accepting compliments is something that is hard for ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:43:28 EST QOD 4/18 Good Morning Team! I am back for a few days! What a crazy schedule we have been on for the last week. And it only gets crazier for the next few.........I may be bald before its all said and done from pulling my hair out. <BR> <BR> Today's Question:Are you a list maker? Do you make lists upon lists of the things you need to do each day, do you use a family calendar or a personal planner, or your memory? What is your favorite tool for staying organized and getting things done? <BR> <BR> Well... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:37:13 EST QOD 4/13 Sorry I missed yesterday everyone and I unfortunately am on the fly again today...its possible I will be out the rest of the week! If I am not here and someone would like to post a QOD feel free. Heidi I havent got your challenge posted yet............lets start it on Sunday (I do know I will be back by then as I HAVE to be LOL) <BR> <BR> Today's Question: As busy employees, Mom's, business owners, how do you keep yourself focused on your own journey and health without getting pushed around ... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 08:50:00 EST QOD 4/11 Good Morning Everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Today's Question is inspired by Heidi...a returning member to the team who is getting back on track with her program. <BR> <BR> When you fall off your plan wagon (and we all do) or feel the need to revamp what you are doing what is the first steps you take to getting back on track? Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:37:30 EST QOD 4/7 I absolutely love all the responses we are getting to the QOD's!!! Its very interesting to me to see the things we have in common and see the things we are learning from each other because we are different too. <BR> <BR> Today's question: What is your favorite family activity where the whole family gets up and moving? <BR> <BR> I enjoy camping and outdoor activities with my family! There is nothing like sunshine and fresh air, fishing, swimming, playing, hiking/walking and just enjoying nat... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 09:25:06 EST QOD 4/6 Good Morning Team!! Sorry I missed yesterday. I was flat out with a back injury and unable to sit at the computer. Hope everyone had a great day! <BR> <BR> Today's question is two parts: 1) What is your favorite healthy snack? 2) What is your favorite exercise? <BR> <BR> If you don't have a favorite you should work on picking one. These will be your go to items for those days when you really want to snack or those days you really don't want to exercise. <BR> <BR> My favorite healthy snack ... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 11:23:20 EST QOD 4/5 So, to be honest its not been my best week, calories are up, exercise is down, have a knot in my lower back that is refusing to release and making even the smallest movement a challenge let alone a workout possible, and there are about 3 or 4 other things that are sending my stress level through the proverbial roof. Today's question is about dealing with stress. <BR> <BR> What do you do to keep your stress under control and preventing stress from derailing your journey? Do you meditate, jour... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 08:33:20 EST QOD 4/4 Good Morning Everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Today's question: What is your "go to" method of tracking your progress? Scale? Measurements? How your clothes fit? How you feel? Comments from other people? <BR> <BR> I admit much to my chagrin I am a bit of a scale junkie. However, I am learning to appreciate when my clothes are too big and am finding it both a bit intimidating and fun. Recently I have HAD to cave and my new jeans/pants to avoid the embarrassment of the... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 08:28:32 EST Hi from Wyoming! Hi! My name is Lisa. I just turned 33 yesterday, have been married for 10 years, have 2 boys, 4 and 6 years old, and am an in-home childcare provider. I have battled weight since before my first pregnancy and have just seen it go up and up over the years. I started this healthy lifestyle change last summer, and have lost 45 pounds so far. I have about 30 left to go to get to my goal weight. I am a member of another support site, but have always heard wonderful things about sparkpeople and am ... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 13:57:39 EST QOD 4/1 Welcome to Friday Wyoming!!!! I appreciate all the in-depth and well thought out responses from team members!! I hope you all realize how much support you guys are offering your teammates and me!!! What an amazing group of people!!! <BR> <BR> Congrats to Jen on the new wonderful granddaughter!!! <BR> <BR> Today's Question: Its April Fools Day today (could be a fun day LOL). Yesterday we talked about how we have fooled ourselves in the past. Today lets talk about our goals so that we don't f... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 08:55:22 EST Congrats to the NEW GRANDMA!!!!! hey all, I wanted to let you guys know that Jennifer (Jmagee8871) is now the proud grandma of a brand new baby girl!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4131345 </link> <BR> <BR> Congrats to you, Jen!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>178</em> <em>173</em> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:26:42 EST QOD 3/31 Good Morning Everyone! Tomorrow is April 1. April Fools Day! <BR> <BR> Today's Question: When you started your journey to get healthy what ways did you discover that you had been fooling yourself? i.e. You were eating more calories than you realized? You were burning less calories than you expected? You didn't have enough time to workout or eat right because of your schedule, your kids schedule, etc...? <BR> <BR> All of the above were surprises to me. I was eating bad food for ridiculously ... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:26:33 EST QOD 3/30 Good Morning Everyone! Its Wonderful Wednesday! We had some great conversations and responses as always yesterday! Keep it up.....this is a challenging journey to take and it gets much easier knowing we have support in our journey. You are all so great in supporting me and each other!!! <BR> <BR> Today's Question: Where do you get your day to day inspiration to keep going on your journey? <BR> <BR> I get mine from several places, all equally important. I get inspiration here with this team ... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 08:18:34 EST QOD 3/29 Good Morning Spark Wyoming Team! Great responses yesterday!! I love reading what everyone has to say and about their different ideas for what they can do to help themselves. <BR> <BR> Today's question: What is your favorite way to support other people in their journey either on SparkPeople or in face to face life? <BR> <BR> I like to send goodies, respond to posts and blogs on SparkPeople. In face to face life I try to be complimentary as often as possible to those I know are making the sam... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 08:53:34 EST QOD 3/28 Welcome to a new week everyone! Hope its a great one! <BR> <BR> Today's question: What is one thing you can do today that will help you reach your goals? <BR> <BR> I can get in both cardio and strength training and track the activity on my trackers. Mon, 28 Mar 2011 08:40:46 EST Zero Zeroes Check-In Just copy and paste from below and then update by next Saturday night for results! I will report the winner(s) on next Sunday. <BR> <BR> Zero Zeroes Challenge <BR> <BR> Which days did you get Zero Zeroes?: <BR> <BR> How many Spark Points did you get on each of those days?: <BR> <BR> How did this challenge help you to meet your goals?: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:09:43 EST QOD 3/25 Good Morning and Happy Friday Team! <BR> <BR> Today's question: If you could be someone else for just a day.......a day in the life of???? Who would you be and why? <BR> <BR> I would be anyone who is blessed with an amazing singing voice.....I don't even have a favorite. I love most types of music but in all honesty couldnt sing my way out of a wet paper bag but I love the way a song can inspire, uplift, take you down memory lane, make you want to make new wonderful memories, help you shed ... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:40:12 EST Zero Zeroes Challenge We will begin a new challenge this Sunday, March 27, 2011. On your Spark Points page is a whole list of things you can do to earn Spark Points. Pick two days during the week to earn "Zero Zeroes". This means you will earn atleast 1 point in every section on list. Please Submit your name, days you completed the challenge, and point total on those days to me by Sunday, April 3, 2011. I will award a Great Goodie to the top 3 people with the most points who completed the challenge. <BR> <BR> If... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:43:49 EST QOD 3/24 Good Morning everyone! Thanks for continuing your responses, I am learning so much and hope you are too. <BR> <BR> Today's Question: What do you do when life feels very overwhelming and you aren't getting all accomplished that you want to? i.e. I haven't gotten stuff done for this team that I want to because the rest of my life is burying me LOL. But it could also be finding time to workout, finding time to shop for healthy foods, etc. <BR> <BR> Am looking for ideas here! Help me out pleas... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 10:42:23 EST QOD 3/23 Good Morning My Wonderful Wyoming Teammates!!! I am loving all the responses to the QOD's. If you have one you would like to ask everyone please feel free to post it. The more we post the more we learn about each other and the more we can support each other in each of our journeys. <BR> <BR> Today's question is: What was your biggest challenge in starting your journey? Mine was learning to take baby steps (I still struggle with this). I am a perfectionist by nature so I definately struggle w... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 09:29:46 EST QOD 3/22 Good Morning Wyoming Team <BR> <BR> Do you work outside the home? Are you self-employed? Do you have that tough job of being a Stay at Home Wife or Mom (this is way tougher that working outside the home, I think)? <BR> <BR> I do work outside the home. I am a Job Coach for our school district and work with special needs students from our 3 high schools. Its rewarding and challenging, and sometimes a great contributor to my stress levels and emotional eating......but I try to beat that! <BR> ... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:52:42 EST QOD 3/21 Where is everyone in their healthy weight goals? Have you reached your goal and are in maintenance mode? Are you just beginning? Or are you somewhere in the middle? Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:57:14 EST QOD 3/18 Good Morning Spark Wyoming Team! <BR> <BR> Today's question: <BR> <BR> How do you plan to stay on track with your goals for the weekend? <BR> <BR> Weekends like this one are hard for me. I have to travel to my mother's to help her and she has no internet so tracking becomes a challenge. Without tracking I run into calorie issues trying to remember to write everything down, get my fitness in, etc. My focus will be on eating healthy and getting my cardio in by working on moving stuff, packin... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 07:57:30 EST Team Goals... ..Adjust or Leave them Team Wyoming!!! Would you please take a look at our team goals, see what we would like to keep, what needs to be changed, added, subtracted, etc...... <BR> <BR> We are open to all suggestions and ideas! Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:18:52 EST New Challenge Ideas I have been talking with my co-leaders and we think we need a team challenge. I have a few suggestions and am open to suggestions. Please let me know if you have any ideas. <BR> <BR> Two of my suggestions: <BR> <BR> A zero zeroes challenge: In this challenge each of us would commit to work on gaining sparkpoints a minimum of 2 days a week and earning atleast one point in every area on the list. This would cover both physical and nutrional needs. <BR> <BR> A visit your team members challeng... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:16:07 EST QOD 3/17 Good Morning My Fellow Wyomingites! Today's question is inspired by BJOHNSON384. <BR> <BR> What is something you don't normally do or have not ever done that you would like to add to your life? It can be a once in a lifetime thing or a step in your routine. Tell us! <BR> <BR> I would like to travel around the world and see all the places we all read about. A more realistic goal in that area is I would like to visit every National Park in the United States and then start on state parks. The... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:48:24 EST QOD 3/16 Good Morning Wyoming! I hope everyone is going to have a fabulous day! <BR> <BR> Today's question is: What kind of challenge gets you going the most? i.e. Physical, Nutrition, Trivia? <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 07:29:02 EST QOD 3/15 What do you think makes a good leader? <BR> <BR> I think a good leader is open to all ideas and wants the best for themselves and their team. A good leader is honest and caring, open to criticism and suggestion. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:26:08 EST Goodbye Team as a Leader Wyo Team- <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say before I signed off as a co-capation of this team goodluck. I will still be around, but unfortunately, I just did not have the time that I wanted to give as a Team Leader for this team. My demanding job as an attorney and needing to focus on my personal goals for weightloss are more than enough right now. I feel that your new leaders will be a great addition to take this team to new levels. I wish you all good luck and great success in living heal... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:32:01 EST 3/14 QOTD Morning all! Q time! I hope you all are ready, lol!! Okay, how do you set your goals? Do you have a big goal that you focus on or do you break it up into smaller goals that work toward your big goal? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me, I always find having a "big picture" in mind but setting smaller goals to work toward them helps a lot. <BR> <BR> Have a great day guys!! Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:10:35 EST QOTD 3-11 Good morning Wyoming!! Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> I am wondering what is that you are hoping to gain by meeting your weight loss goal? Is there something specific you want to do once you make it there? <BR> <BR> For me, it is getting back to where I was before law school. I allowed food to become my comfort so this is my chance to break free from all of that. Not to mention look better in a two piece swim suit. :) Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:08:17 EST needing help i have been tracking my nutrients and all cause about four years ago i had to have b12 shots i almost had pernicious anemia.. which is real bad not getting enough b vitamins . do anyone of you have a good recipes or two on how to get more b 12 vitamins Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:36:28 EST 3/10 QOTD Hey all, today isn't really a question, but more a request -- it has been a very long time since I have updated the Spark Wyoming Cookbook. Please anyone, post any links to some spark recipes that you like (1, 2 or MORE!!) and I will get them rolling on the team cookbook! Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:11:59 EST where are yu from what town does everyone live in and where did you grow up at??? Wed, 9 Mar 2011 09:50:51 EST 3/9 QOTD Morning Wyoming! Sorry no QOTD yesterday, it was kind of a funky day if you know what I mean! But I am here today so I hope you're ready!!!! <BR> <BR> For today's question... let's focus on the positive things about ourselves today. List 5 things that you like about you! Dig deep this is a tough one sometimes! <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Mar 2011 09:08:35 EST 3/7 QOTD Good morning, Wyoming! Winter is upon us once again!! I hope everyone has had a good weekend and you're rested and ready for another week!!! <BR> <BR> Okay for today's question -- what kind of (for lack of a better word) "diet" are you doing? Are you doing a low carb, WW, calorie cycling? Something else? What works for you? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For now, me, I am doing the "getting bigger in the belly" diet, lol! But before that I am an intuitive eater which naturally lea... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 09:00:03 EST Hey from Cheyenne :) Hi My name is Jessica and I am on the 6WBM plan, and i am using Spark to help me stay on track with my plan! I was wondering if anyone else was on this plan, i would love some buddies, either way! <BR> I am 26 and have an 8 year old son, I have a hubby to be, and a step son to be who is 3! I want to lose weight for my wedding and to just feel better over all! <BR> I hope i can find some buddies for help! I was at 250 when i started this plan and now i am at 236! YAY, its been 18days and its... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 16:30:41 EST Introduction Hi, I'm dropping in from Texas to tell you about great opportunites for exercise in your great state of Wyoming. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g-off-the-beaten-path </link> Fri, 4 Mar 2011 11:06:19 EST 3/3 QOTD Morning Wyoming (and others)! I hope everyone is having a great week, knowing especially that Friday is just around the corner! w00t! <BR> <BR> Q for the D today, do you use the SP tools? What do you use? Meal tracker? Exercise tracker? Do you use it to track your freggies, vitamins, etc? Do you read articles, blogs, etc? What do you find most useful on SP? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me, no I don't track. I use the Quick Track to put in my exercise but other than that, ... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 09:46:08 EST 3/2 QOTD Morning all! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather that we're having! Looks to be a nice day again today!!! <BR> <BR> Q for the day today -- do you meal plan to help keep on track? What works for you? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me, I have to take a good hour (sometimes longer) to sit down and plan out my meals each week. It helps keep me out of the grocery store constantly and I don't have to wonder what's for dinner always. It gets old sometimes and it is hard... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 10:09:30 EST Hi I am new to Spark..looks like a good team to be apart of. Still learning my way around in here. Tue, 1 Mar 2011 16:37:26 EST QOTD 3/1 Welcome to the first day of March! They say that winter goes out like a lion & spring comes in like a lamb. So my question/challege to you is how are you going to wind up & go out like lion this month? <BR> <BR> I myslef am going to get my training to run back on track so I can wind up for some 5ks this summer, not to mention keep choosing more healthy food. Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:47:47 EST don't you love mondays hey, <BR> I got up read my emails, all from sparks, how exciting. and then i got Katy girl feed as I was pulling the box of instant oatmeal out I looked at the box fake fruit and fake taste omw i thought she was getting real fruit in it.. she likes the oatmeal with fruit in it. and she does like the same thing everyday.. Well when i run out of those which i will by next week I am going to buy some frozen fruit straw .blue etc and cut it up real small and give it to her in her oatmeal. let... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:21:07 EST 2/28 QOTD Morning team! I hope everyone had a great weekend! QOTD time! How do you do on the weekends? Do you have a more difficult time staying on track or is it pretty easy for you to keep within your eating plan? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> for me, honestly, the weekend is no different. I make it a point to eat the same on the weekend as I do during the week so it isn't any more difficult to me. <BR> <BR> Hey guys have a great day!!!! Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:52:32 EST yoyo hey, <BR> as we say here at in the tenn valley,"that is east tenn" I made up my username to remind me everyday what I am not going to do anymore this is not a diet but a life style change. i have lost 233 pds in my life 20 to 30 pounds at a time. up down up down. and each time I gained a little more weight and each time it got harder to lose. and each time I could not bear to try cloths on in the store and each time I could not bear to look at my self in the mirror nor be in a bathing suit.... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 22:53:27 EST QOTD 2/25 TGIF!! Good morning all!! Sorry it is a bit late this morning, busy day at the office. But then again, I have the advantage of being in the Central Time Zone so its not quite as late there. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> So for your question: How do you plan on staying on track for this weekend? <BR> <BR> For me, I'm going to try and make some healthier choices for meals and see if I can work out. I seem to be sick again so trying to make sure I get healthy. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:10:29 EST 2/24 QOTD Morning everyone! I am here with... you guessed it! QOTD! I hope you're ready! <BR> <BR> How is your week going food and exercise wise? Are you struggling with anything this week? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Food has been good, exercise is finally getting there now that I am feeling better. I will be happy to get the Eileen's Cookies out of the house, though! <em>211</em> Those Snickerdoodles just call to me!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day, stay warm, looks like winter is back!! Thu, 24 Feb 2011 09:02:29 EST 2/23 QOTD Morning Wyoming (and others not in Wyo <em>211</em> ) I hope everyone is ready for a good day! <BR> <BR> Today's QOTD is a fun/easy one -- post an emoticon for how you're feeling and what you're planning for exercise today! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Here are my emotes: <em>334</em> <em>20</em> <em>79</em> 60 min of yoga done for today! <BR> <BR> Have a great day all!! Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:03:01 EST Hi new to these boards Hi, I'm Beverly from Rock Springs, WY and I'm new to putting messages out there. Trying the spark program for the first time have been on Weight Watchers. I lost 45 pounds and have put some back on and need to lose more. Hoping this will be the Spark I need. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 19:17:46 EST 2/22 QOTD Morning Wyoming! I hope everyone enjoyed their looooooong weekend! QOTD time.... <BR> <BR> What is your go-to form of exercise? What do you prefer to do over everything else? Cardio (what kind -- running, walking, biking etc)? Strength training? Pilates? Something else??? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me, anymore, my go-to form of exercise is definitely yoga. It has been that way for awhile now and especially with being pregnant, I just love the way I feel during and after.... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 08:59:51 EST 2/18 QOTD Morning all! TGIF! I hope your week has been good. Time for your QOTD................. <BR> <BR> How do you handle food and exercise when you're feeling under the weather? Do you still try to stay on track or do you find that a challenge? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me, I actually find it easier to stay on track with food when I am sick because my body naturally craves foods that are good for me. If I have any problem is lack of appetite, but then again, if my body isn't hun... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 08:14:21 EST 2/17 QOTD Morning everyone! I hope your week is good so far... one more day until Friday wa hoo!!!!!! <BR> <BR> QOTD time -- mid month goal check: how are you doing so far this month with your goals? Are you on track? Struggling with something? Doing well with somethign? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:40:26 EST 2/16 QOTD Morning Wyoming (and those not in Wyoming)! Are you enjoying this beautiful weather?!!! <BR> <BR> Since Angie picked up my slack from yesterday and posted the QOTD, I figured I better get on the ball and post a ? this morning...... for today, do you like to get outdoors and take your exercise out there when the weather warms up? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I most definitely do! I get to feeling so cooped up and cabin fever-ish after so long that I love to get outdoors when the weat... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:18:02 EST 2/15 QOTD Hey all- I am Angie. I am the other Team Leader for Wyoming. I try to assist Amber from time to time with the team stuff. I realize it is a bit late in the day, but better late than never for the QOTD!! <BR> <BR> So for today- how did Valentine's go for you? Was it just another day or did you celebrate? If celebrated did you keep the food in check? <BR> <BR> For me, I celebrated with my boyfriend. I kept it in check during the day and made sure to go for a run. I also took a walk beca... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:06:29 EST 2/14 QOTD <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Q for the Day, any fun exciting plans for Valentines Day? <BR> <BR> Not really here, I am going to De's Candy's... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:21:32 EST 2/11 QOTD Sheesh, sorry abotu no QOTD yesterday guys, I guess I um, well, forgot! Lol! Call it baby-brain! TGIF everyone, are you ready for the weekend? Any fun plans? <BR> <BR> Okay, down to business. QOTD time, I don't know if I have done this one yet or not (If I have, forgive me...) when you "fall off the wagon" how hard is it for you to get back on? Do you have a difficult time or is it fairly easy to get back on? What helps you get back on when you fall off? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> ... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 08:46:49 EST Hello from Evanston! HELLO to everyone in the GREAT STATE OF WYOMING!! <BR> I am amazed at how many members are on this team... It gives me inspiration! My name in Patti and I live in Evanston!! Hi Sandy! I travel throughout Wyoming for my work and find my weight gain gradually creeping upwards. I found success in WW five years ago and now find myself almost back to square one. Over the past four months I successfully cut out fast food while traveling. I pack my lunch for work and make sure I have 3-4 fruit... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 15:34:38 EST 2/9 QOTD Morning everyone! Hope you all are staying warm! Boy it is COLD!!! <BR> <BR> Question for today, to date, what has been your biggest achievement regarding your goals? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me, hitting my goal and then turning toward clean eating and intuitive eating. I feel so good and feel wonderful knowing that I have such good habits while being pregnant!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day all!!!! Wed, 9 Feb 2011 08:47:56 EST 2/8 QOTD Morning all! I hope everyone is staying warm and safe today! <BR> <BR> Question of the day time, how do you eat? What I mean by that is do you find yourself eating your traditional 3 big meals or do you snack all day? What works best for you? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Me, I find that I "graze" all day. I find that I feel a lot better throughout the day when I eat smaller and more frequent meals. I do eat 3 "bigger" meals but anymore I am finding that a big meal just doesn't ... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 08:41:11 EST 2/7 QOTD Morning Wyoming, happy Monday to everyone!! I hope everyone had a good weekend. Did you guys watch the Super Bowl? Did you enjoy the outcome? <BR> <BR> Q of the Day time, we all know how important breakfast is to our overall well being, is eating breakfast something that you make a point to do? If so, what do you typically eat? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I am most definitely a breakfast eater! I can't get my day started without it. I love to vary breakfast and feel that is my ... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 10:05:14 EST 2//4 QOTD Morning Wyoming! Friday has finally come ... whew! Happy TGIF everyone! <BR> <BR> QOTD time, are you watching the Super Bowl? If so, how do you plan to keep the snacking under control? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For us, we are definitely watching the Super Bowl (so sad football is over!!!). I am actually going out today to get some snacks and things and I plan on keeping it under control by allowing myself to eat and enjoy but not overstuffing and keeping mindful of my fullness ... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 08:40:58 EST 2/3 QOTD Morning Wyoming!!! Well, we survived the COLD! Looks like 18 above this morning WOO HOO!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Question of the day time, are you currently struggling with anything? How are you keeping up wiht nutrition, exercise, water etc? What are you having a hard time with? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me, with the sheer exhaustion that I get (hopefully going away!!! Started my 2nd trimester today!!!) I do find it hard to workout at times. I am still making it a priority but I ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 08:50:29 EST 2/2 QOTD Morning Wyoming!!! I hope everyone is keeping warm -- looks like we're warming up over the next few days!!! It will be a nice change! Sheesh, I saw that it was posted at -56 up in the Snowy's. Just too darn cold!!!! BRRRRRRR!! <BR> <BR> Anyway, time for the question of the day -- for today, I want to hear you all shout out your praises!!! What are you feeling good about today? What is making you excited to be alive? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me, the fact that I can be a ... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 11:37:26 EST 2/1 QOTD Morning Wyoming I hope everyone is staying warm!!!!! <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't post sooner, I had to run the kids to school this morning, letting them walk wasn't going to happen, lol! <BR> <BR> For the Q today, do you have any goals that you are choosing to work on for Feb? What are they? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me, I am working on focusing on yoga, prenatal pilates and making sure that I keep my foods clean and healthy as I start my 2nd trimester!! <BR> <BR> Have a good d... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 11:01:16 EST 1/31 QOTD Morning Wyoming! I hope everyone is warm because it is going to get BEYOND cold over the next couple of days! <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't post a Q on Friday, it was kind of a crazy day, I lost track of time and didn't get one out! Anyhoo, the question I have for you today is, how do you handle your workouts when the weather gets too cold to do it outside? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me, I have an elliptical at home that I use along with a wide assortment of workout DVD's that I ca... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 08:35:18 EST 1/27 QOTD Morning Wonderful Wyoming!! I hope everyone is having a great week so far! I hope you have your thinking hats on because I am here to stump ya with another QOTD...................... <BR> <BR> Just teasing! QOTD for today, what do you do when you feel like you've had a bad day eating/exercise wise? Do you ever get the notion to "start over" on Monday or do you stop where you are and start again with your next meal? How do you keep from throwing in the towel? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 08:53:24 EST 1/26 QOTD Goooooooooooooood morning Wyoming! Looks like a beautiful day in Chey-town, I hope everyone is staying warm and not BLOWING away!! <BR> <BR> Question of the day time... do you track your foods? Why or why not? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Me, not anymore. I used to until I got too obsessive over it -- eating, calories, that whole thing. I read the Intuitive Eating book last summer and it really changed my outlook on food, calories and eating in general. A good move for me! <BR> ... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:05:23 EST 1/25 Question of the Day Morning all! I hope you all are staying warm on this Windy Wyoming Day! <BR> <BR> I am here once again to pick your brains for the Q of the Day -- for today, what kind of exercise routine are you currently doing? How often do you plan/are you exercising? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me, primarily yoga. Yoga seems to help my back and being pregnant, I need all the help I can get, lol! Yoga just feels good though and it is the right blend for me of cardio/strength/flexibility. ... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:17:49 EST 1/24 Question of the Day Hey guys, I thought I would try posting a question of the day so it can give us all a chance to come together and get to know each other a little bit better! All I do is post a question each day and come in and post your answer!!! <BR> <BR> Today's question: what brought you to SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me, I came when I had hit a plateau (geez, its been 4 years now!) and I was afraid of losing all the ground I gained with my weight loss and healthy habits. I was... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:12:24 EST Wk 3 January 2011 SparkWyoming Challenge Beginning weight week 3: <BR> Gain/loss from last week: <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR> Calorie goal - set a calorie goal you would like to set and each day put a yes or no or you can put an icon like if you completed your goal for your calorie range (you can find this information on your Spark Start Page) <BR> <BR> Calorie Range: <BR> Monday - <BR> Tuesday - <BR> Wednesday - <BR> Thursday - <BR> Friday - <BR> Saturday - <BR> Sunday - <BR> <BR> Water - it is very important to get in a minimum of ... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:08:52 EST Annready I am ready to take charge of my life (with some help and support from others that can relate). I beleive with help from you I can lose weight, feel better and play ball with my 11 year old son. I am 51 and tired of being tired Sat, 22 Jan 2011 23:13:28 EST At 55 getting back my body, confidence & strength The Spark program has put me back on track. I was always a fit woman until the removal of my ovaries. Gaining 25 lbs in 2 months is quite depressing. I have lost most of it on my own but loosing weight and being fit and in shape are two different things. I am on my way. Thank you Spark People Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:22:49 EST intoucing myself hi my name is beth. I am a mother of four that are my blood children and i have four step children. I don't believe in the words step or half. My aunt told me about this because i would keep calling myself fat. She said this would help and to try it. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:46:30 EST Hi there~ My name is Brittany.. and I'm just here to introduce myself! I am a mommy, and I enjoy going to the gym and whether it's walking or swimming, I am looking to be more active in my lifestyle, and in turn, be a better mommy to my son! <BR> I can't wait to reach my goal! <BR> <BR> Brittany Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:44:25 EST Wk 2 January 2011 Spark Wyoming Challenge Template Beginning weight week 2: <BR> Gain/loss from last week: <BR> NUTRITION <BR> Calorie goal - set a calorie goal you would like to set and each day put a yes or no or you can put an icon like if you completed your goal for your calorie range (you can find this information on your Spark Start Page) <BR> <BR> Calorie Range: <BR> Monday - <BR> Tuesday - <BR> Wednesday - <BR> Thursday - <BR> Friday - <BR> Saturday - <BR> Sunday - <BR> <BR> Water - it is very important to get in a minim... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 17:01:40 EST January 2011 Spark Wyoming Challenge Q & A Have any questions regarding the challenge? Feel free to post them here! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 16:14:47 EST Wk 1 January 2011 Spark Wyoming Challenge Template Here is the template. All you need to do is create a template for your own records. Just copy the official template that I create, reply to the thread and paste the template in your reply and edit it daily. <BR> <BR> ****TEMPLATE**** <BR> Beginning weight: <BR> NUTRITION <BR> Calorie goal - set a calorie goal you would like to set and each day put a yes or no or you can put an icon like <em>248</em> if you completed your goal for your calorie range (you can find this information on your ... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 16:13:01 EST January 2011 Spark Wyoming ChallengeII <em>227</em> Please do not reply to this post, there will be a Q and A section if you have any questions regarding the challenge!! <BR> <BR> Okay fellow Wyoming-ites -- the time has come, I have gotten a lot of positive responses back for a challenge, so here I am..... <BR> <BR> Here is how the challenge goes: at the beginning of each week, I will post a challenge for the team and we'll hit on some basic goals (nutrition and fitness). All you have to do is copy my template click on reply... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 16:04:33 EST Challenge -- anyone??? Hey guys in response to my email that I sent out a few days ago I got a bit of response back from a few people saying that they would like to do a challenge. I am curious who would be interested? I will put one together if I can get a few people interested. Reply back to this thread to let me know of your interest! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 21:21:43 EST Seeking Energy and Motivation Hi Everyone! I am family oriented Mom and Wife with a large extended family. I have 1 husband(LOL), 2 children, 4 dogs(yes 4) and 1 cat. I recently lost my dad in a quick 24 days to a brain tumor. Burying a parent in their 50s while you are in your 30s is not something anyone should have to do. His brain tumor was not caused by anything, it just was, but I KNOW in my heart that my health gives cause for concern and I want to be around for a very very long time and not increase the chance of m... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 20:20:51 EST Newbie Hi my name is Gail I'm from Casper. I want to lose 50+ lbs. I have set a goal to lose 20 lbs by my B-day. I also belong to weight watchers. I do real good for a while and then lose motivation. Hoping this will keep me motivated. <BR> <BR> Glad to be part of Team Wyoming!! Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:32:52 EST Hello I am a single mother of two, a boy 4 & a girl 1. I just turned 30 this year and have been struggling with my weight since my son was born. I was very active and in very good shape when I got pregnant the first time but after that everything went down hill. I weighed 180 pounds and am only 5'4"!! Last year after I had my daughter I really started trying to loose the weight. Now almost a year later I have only lost 30 pounds. I joined sparkpeople to try and get a little help on the motivati... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 16:11:18 EST Old Newbie I haven't been on here in ages, I started this almost 2 years ago and was dismayed that I have gained 20 lbs since I first signed up. So, maybe now I will have some follow-through. <BR> <BR> I live in Green River and am newly divorced after 10 years. I have an awesome 8 year old girl and a great full time job. I also go to college full time, so weight loss, exercise, and meal planning can be hard to get done in the midst of shift work. I'm hoping to find some support and motivation to ... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 07:05:54 EST Newbie Hi everyone, my name is Julie and I am from Powell, Wyoming. I am looking to lose about 40 lbs and started my diet and exercise plan about 2 weeks ago. I am currently unemployed so I realized that since I am home I have no more excuses to not try to lose the weight I need to get healthy. <BR> <BR> Honestly I am a bit frustrated right now as I have been working out pretty hard about 5 days a week and eating low calorie, low fat, low carbs, high protein and I have actually GAINED weight. I ju... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 00:53:33 EST Hello everyone My name is Dee Ann. I have been trying to lose weight for about six years now. I lose some then stop and become discouraged. I am hoping that this site will help get over that slump. Any help or inside information anyone can give me will be great! Tue, 23 Nov 2010 13:49:44 EST Newbie ~ Buffalo Hi everybody in Wyoming. <BR> My name is TIffany and I am from Buffalo, WY. <BR> I have decided to join an online weightloss community in efforts that it will help me stay motivated for the long haul I have ahead. <BR> I am 24 and already have 3 beautiful kids and 2 step children. I took 3 years being pregnant, having babies and gaining about 100 lbs!!! <BR> After everything that has happened over the last couple of years I am finally ready to do for myself what I need. <BR> I am a very se... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:28:43 EST intro Well I have lived in Green River my whole life. I started this weight loss journey on June 28, 2010 and so far have lost about 28 pounds, which is about my halfway point (for now). I've fallen into maintenance mode - which I'm obviously not ready for! Looking forward to finding my motivation again and shedding the last of this nonsense! Mon, 18 Oct 2010 19:07:50 EST Hello from Brandy in Douglas! Hi everyone! I'm Brandy, 29yr old stay-at-home mom and wife. We just moved to Wyoming about 18 months ago from Vermont and we LOVE it here!! We haven't even seen HALF of the state yet (darn van problems ugh), but we know this state is HOME. <BR> <BR> I've got a lot of weight I'm trying to lose, but I'm determined to kick all this extra weight to the curb for good! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to "meeting" you all!! Sat, 2 Oct 2010 18:44:34 EST Anybody close to Fort Bridger? Hi all! <BR> Just wanted to know if anybody is close to me. Also how does our pin show up on the map? <BR> Have a wonderful Wyoming Day!! <BR> Kellie Tue, 28 Sep 2010 14:22:33 EST naillie hi i am kinda new to this and i hope it works cause i want to be ther to walk my two little girls down the ail in the future when they meet that special someone Fri, 24 Sep 2010 13:07:46 EST Hi everyone I am new! I am new to this web site. I heard about it on facebook! :-) I need to loose atleast 50lbs. I am a first time mother and cannot seem to shed the baby weight. Any advise? Fri, 24 Sep 2010 00:33:13 EST A newbie ready for permanent change HI, I just joined Sprak. I am 33 and have 70 lbs. to loose. I just tried the Ideal Protein Diet and felt that I was going to starve to death, so I thought I would turn to a healthier, steadier route. I have been on hundreds of diets and have yet to change my lifestyle my all time heaviest weight...I've decided now is the time. Cant wait to meet all of you :) Sun, 12 Sep 2010 11:29:15 EST Howdy! from Wyoming Yes, I say Howdy! in real life too. My name is Hugh and after years of dieting alone I have decided to join the Spark People Team. I know that sounds kind of corny, but I'm here to be open minded and eager to change and maybe help someone else along the way. <BR> I have lost 20 pounds in 2010 and the scales stopped a couple months ago and I have 50 pounds to go. i look forward to becoming part of the family. <BR> Hugh Wed, 8 Sep 2010 20:10:12 EST Exercise Equipment?? So the weather is starting to get chilly and I'm afraid the snow is right around the corner...this making my walking that much harder. I'm a big wimp when it comes to walking in the snow (seriously I know I live in wyoming, but my body HURTS when it's cold, and my hands freeze in place) So now I'm trying to find affordable Exercise equipment like a treadmill or elliptical or something, no stair steppers because they kill my knees....anyone have any idea where I might be able to find some us... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 18:06:31 EST I LOVE WYO The people are nice. The weather is beautiful. I love the mountains (depending on where you are, I'm from Laramie)! I love the small town feel no matter where you are. Originally from SD, but I will be sad when I leave Wy next year. Sun, 29 Aug 2010 17:19:37 EST I am excited to lose weight and get fit! I am 33 yrs old, married, have 2 boys (11 and 9). I also have 3 german shepherds (2 male, 1 female), a female golden retriever, and two cats. So we have quiet the house full. They all keep me busy. I am excited for school to start. It helps me get back into a routine. I am originally from Utah (Kaysville, Heber). I also lived in Northern California (Roseville) for 8 years. I am excited to go on this journey. I look forward to getting to know others with the same healthy lifestyle goals. Sun, 22 Aug 2010 11:32:42 EST Hello fellow Wyomingites! I was rather excited to see Wyoming had a group, we often get the short end of the stick. I can count the friends I've made online who have set foot in Wyoming on one hand, and none lived here! Some I've had to give geographical directions to so they could find it on a map. Enough rambling though, for now. I have a tendency to ramble! <BR> <BR> I am 28 years old and have 110 pounds to lose to reach the 'happy weight' I should ideally be at. My mother, sister and I all are in about the same b... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 11:38:49 EST Hi, Hi I'm Gregory. Just a quick note to introduce myself. I am 36 years old and a father to two sons, ages four and two. I am here to find out about getting healthy and losing weight in the process. My family has a history of heart problems and now is the time to figure that out and get with the program. Thanks. Tue, 17 Aug 2010 16:25:17 EST What do you love about Wyoming? Since we are team Wyoming, tell me what you love about Wyoming or why you love living here. <BR> <BR> I love the outdoor beauty of Wyoming, I never grow tired of exploring new places and seeing the wonders this state has to offer. <BR> <BR> I love the people! Everywhere I go people are friendly and helpful. I didn't realize how much until I spent time in larger cities where most people are rude. Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:45:47 EST Howdy! New to the team of Spark Wyoming. I am recently looking to improve my health and fitness. I have tried several options, but financial is a concern. I read that if you track your eating and exercise habits, you are most likely to loose and maintain your loss. It suggested this free website, so I am trying it out. So far I like it. I am looking forward to improving my health and making lifestyle changes. <em>249</em> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 15:49:16 EST Hello! Hi my name is Val. I am 35 years old and have a beautiful 7 month old baby girl. I am engaged to the most wonderful, supportive man- he is my best friend. We have a wedding date of Oct 2 of this year and I joined Sparkpeople to loose a little extra weight before the wedding. And to try to do it healthy, considering the stress of the past year!! I'm glad I found the site and excited to get started. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:58:36 EST hi my name is amelia new the the neighborhood and looking to trim the fat on myself and meet the member of sparkpeople. So howdy and good luck in whatever your goals are too. Wed, 11 Aug 2010 17:06:27 EST Cook Book I am curious. I have tried off and on for 6 months to access the official cook book and always get an error message. Does it really exist? Does it have good recipes? If it is not available, why is the link still there? Sun, 25 Jul 2010 09:53:22 EST New! Hi everyone! I just joined today and am excited to get started. I just had a baby boy one month ago, and have lost all the baby weight (go me!) but have lots more to lose before I am happy with my body and health. So, there it is. Here I am. :) <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 13:57:03 EST I'm home again Sorry I haven't been posting. I have been up in the Big Horns cooking at a camp. it was so wonderful! The only drawback was being a cook, I ate constantly and they had good stuff on the menu for us to make. Unfortunately, not much of it was geared to weight loss. I did manage to not gain weight and actually lost some inches. Must have been all the walking. But I'm home and have to get back into the routine again:(. Now the job hunting begins. Man, do I hate job hunting! Wish me luck... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 11:14:00 EST A Different Kind of Fitness Opportunity It's always more fun to exercise with friends, so I thought people might want to check this out... <BR> <BR> It's that time of year again. Scott Kelby's annual Worldwide Photowalk is coming up July 24th. It's a chance to meet up with local photographers for a fun day of photography. You also have the option to enter contests for prizes if you wish. The walks have limits to the number of participants, so check quickly to see if there is one near you! <BR> <BR> <link>worldwidephotowalk.... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 21:36:58 EST Hi Hi my name is Brittney and I love this site it is really helping me with the last 10 pounds I want to lose. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 00:31:19 EST Spark Rally I just read an article on Spark Rallys. This is people getting together in person to work together and motivate each other. <BR> <BR> I am throwing it out there to have a Spark Rally in Casper. Anyone and everyone is welcome. <BR> <BR> Who is interested and what works best for everyone? I am more than happy to organize and come up with some ideas on what we can do. <BR> <BR> Who's with me? Thu, 8 Jul 2010 13:09:17 EST brandybart . . . I wanna be a hot mamma! i think this is a great place to meet an amazing support group. Losing weight is hard when you go it alone . . .but here we have each other. . .we need each other and sometimes when you login and see that someone, somewhere is cheering you on . . .you feel like you matter and can do whatever you set out to do!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks to each and every one of you! Sat, 26 Jun 2010 01:46:59 EST hi! Hello everyone! My name is ashley and i am 24 years old with 2 kiddos and married. I joined so that hopefully it will help me to lose wieght. I am at the heaviest that I have ever been and its depressing!!! So i am ready to turn a new page and start anew. Im from Casper so thatll be nice to see people on here as they accomplish the same goal as me:) Good luck everyone! Mon, 21 Jun 2010 01:54:12 EST Anyone from Gillette, Moorcroft, or Buffalo? If you are from these area's and travel to Gillette periodically, it would be nice to join our exercise group! Sometimes we jog, or walk at the park, or anything else we set up! Message me if you are interested in joining us? Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:04:07 EST Aynone in Cody? Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I am new to this, as of yesterday, and I am so excited to see a WY board!! <BR> <BR> Most of my friends in Cody are "comfortable" with their weight or are not in the mindset yet to do anything about their weight so I'm looking for motivators. <BR> <BR> I had every intention this morning to be at the gym at 5:30..but somehow its 7:30 and I just woke up! <BR> <BR> So do we have any Cody people?? <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Kathie Wed, 16 Jun 2010 09:28:15 EST Has Your Weight Loss Stalled? Hey all, I had this really great article sent to me and thought I would share. It has some really common sense things in it, but worth a good read!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es/12-reasons-youre-not-losing-weight.<BR>aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutri<BR>tion_20100616 </link> Wed, 16 Jun 2010 09:09:42 EST What are you currently struggling with/doing well? Good morning team! It looks like a beautiful day here in Cheyenne! It is actually starting to act like summer, lol! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <BR> <BR> I thought now would be a good time to get some conversation going and start a support on the team... so, my question for all of you, right now, what are you struggling with? Is there anything in particular that you are just having difficulty with? Also, what are you doing well with? Is there something (or MORE than somethi... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 08:41:15 EST Wyo Rollcall!!! Hey guys! I sent out a Sparkmail last night and I hope everyone has their "new topic notifications" turned on. <BR> <BR> Since I have been rather absent to the team, I thought it would be a good idea to reintroduce myself to the team and would like for everyone to also introduce them self. Tell a little bit about you, your goals with SP, how long you've been on the site and where you are in the state or where you're from! <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I'll start off.......... <BR> ... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 20:50:56 EST Any one in Torrington? My name is Dawn, I live in Torrington and am looking for someone to walk with me very early in the morning. I am back up 10 pounds and wanted to go down 20. I ride horses and do all the other fun stuff, but I am an eater because I LOVE food. So now I need to walk it off or ride my bike. Sun, 13 Jun 2010 13:53:01 EST Newbie from Laramie I just joined sparkpeople. I'm trying to figure out it all. <BR> I live in Laramie, I'm 24 and started my weightloss journey May 10th 2010. <BR> I've had a few slip-ups and have a lot to learn still. <BR> Started @ 247lbs, and am now 236.4lbs. <BR> <BR> I blog more often: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Tata for now. Sun, 13 Jun 2010 00:33:41 EST It is summer! Who wants to have some fun? I was thinking that some of you are bound to live at least somewhat close to where I am. I live in Newcastle, and I was thinking that some of us should get together some weekend to go hiking. I love hiking and would love to have someone go with me. I was thinking about taking my son to devil's tower soon, so I thought that would be a fun place to go. Anyone interested, please post to this topic. <BR> Thanks, Kristie Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:37:40 EST Hi I am looking forward to getting into this site more, I have heard some really good things about it. I am looking forward to reading about and having someone to share some of my struggles with. This will be fun!! Mon, 7 Jun 2010 13:33:04 EST Hello! Hi! My name is Tai. I'm 24, and live in Wyoming! Ive been trying to get "in shape" every since I could remember. But its time to actually stop making excuses and kick it into gear. My cousin is getting married at the end of July, and I am her made of honor- with all the pictures, the dress, and standing in front of all those people... I want to look my best! Its time to take advantage of what this site has to offer, and use my resourses! I have about 12 lbs to lose- and I know I can do this!! Mon, 7 Jun 2010 13:10:33 EST Change in Team Leaders I just wanted to let you all know I have stepped down as co-leader of this great team. My son had a motorcycle crash this past Sunday, and although he is so much better than most would think, it is going to be a few months before he is healed. He has a broken shoulder blade, 2 ribs and his nose was broken enough it may need to be repaired surgically. He head was impacted by a guard rail, so he got his bell rung pretty badly and has a concussion we will have to watch and be careful about. ... Thu, 13 May 2010 23:14:40 EST Team Info... Hey guys! Charlotte (Perfect01) just sent me a message telling me that due to some family issues she is stepping down from the position of the team leader. I have been a 'silent' partner along with Angie (Aboyer12) and will take the roll as the leader again. I am just curious what (if any) suggestions you guys have for the team. I am more than happy to jump in and help in any way I can. Feel free to either reply to this thread or send me a Sparkmail with any ideas. If there is someone w... Thu, 13 May 2010 23:03:35 EST New Member Hi my name is Lisa and I have just started on Spark People a couple of weeks ago and have lost 7lbs already. I am very excited about becoming a new member of Spark People. I am married and have a dog Max he is a German Shepard mix and he is my walking partner. I am 44 years old and my goal is to be come healthier and more active. I used to play sports when I was younger and after a knee surgery my Senior year in High School I was unable to play sports. Since then I have struggled with we... Wed, 12 May 2010 17:59:53 EST Hello Spark People I am excited to be commiting myself to this. I look forward to this journey. Mostly I look forward to seeing a smaller me in a few months! Wed, 5 May 2010 18:48:15 EST I'm back Hi all. I finally found my way back home here to Spark People. I know that this place really works and why I wandered away I will never know. I have gained back some of the weight I had lost. It's time to climb back up on the horse and get moving again. I think what really started me again was that we started a new Trouts Unlimited group here in Casper and have some great prjects planned. I'm one of the only two women in the group. I don't want to be a burden when we go out to do our co... Tue, 4 May 2010 11:13:09 EST Hello Wyoming are you there??? What happen to the scategories?? I have been the only one for three turns. Sat, 17 Apr 2010 08:16:54 EST Newbieeee! Heya's! I'm Shannon, 33, in WY obviously lol, two girls and a hubby. I'm back on the road to losing at least 50 lb., I work full-time at a desk job so walking after work and my Tony Horton dvd's in the mornings is what I got! Plus changing my eating habits a little more. <BR> Nice to find this place I look forward to getting to know people :) Fri, 16 Apr 2010 13:33:18 EST Weekend Plans? So, the weatherman says we are finally going to get some sunshine this weekend. I told the boy that means we will be doing something outside like riding bikes or walking the dogs along the river, no exceptions! <BR> <BR> Does anyone else have plans to enjoy the weather. What are planning for the weekend? <BR> Fri, 9 Apr 2010 11:29:49 EST New Hello everyone my name is Kayle. I am new to this site. I joined since i need to lose weight. I also joined because i think losing weight might give me more energy and let me enjoy life more. I am a mother of a one year old boy so i need energy. I am hoping i will be able to make friends and maybe get some help on this site. Tue, 30 Mar 2010 19:43:46 EST Hello! Brand new today :) (and I'm pumped!) Hey everyone! I just joined the site today... it looks awesome. It's so cool that they've worked so hard to create this full, complete site, an are leaving it free and easily accessible. <BR> Right now I;m at about 165 pounds... the heaviest i have ever been in my life. I always told myself- if I get over 160, something needs to be done! I eat tons of food thats terrible for me... so I know what the problem is. I just need a little support, encouragement and structure to make a change in my ... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 23:27:25 EST just joined I just joined and would like to hear from others with 15 to 20 pounds to loose. Sat, 27 Mar 2010 16:53:23 EST Melting snow & fat in WYO! Hello from NE WYoming where spring is starting to arrive...finally after a LONG snowy winter. Thanks for sending me a message; it is encouraging to join Spark People and hear from kindred spirits from WY! <BR> <BR> Since March 1, I have lost 15 pounds on the Ideal Protein diet, which is really working for me. My chest, waist, & hips are also -4 inches too. Kind of expensive, but it is working for me where most of the other diets I tried didn't. <BR> <BR> Will appreciate any Spark tips you ... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 23:31:52 EST Starting over. Hi everyone. I'm new here. I'm originally from Riverton, but now live in Sheridan to be close to my children/grandchildren. I work at a very sedentary job as a medical transcriptionist (40 years)and I like to say that I sit here at my computer and "broaden my horizon." :-) I had a gastric bypass in 1992, lost 100 pounds and kept it off until after a divorce 5 years ago, when the weight started creeping back on. Food is/was my friend. I'm now just 10 pounds shy of the weight I was when I had ... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 07:39:38 EST Fitness Party I read this article on throwing a fitness party this morning and thought is sounds like a fun, different idea. <BR> <BR><BR>ess_articles.asp?id=864 <BR> <BR> What do you think? Is this something you would ever try with your friends. I think it is a refreshing idea and a great change from going to dinner, the movies or out for drinks. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 10:27:22 EST 55 three times Hi from NE Wyoming. I was born in 1955, will turn 55 this year, and plan to lose 55 pounds before the year ends! Operating a tripple threat, tripple blessing, to make this my best year of life ever. Can't wait to meet some of you. How do I create my profile with pictures and clip art??? Tue, 23 Mar 2010 16:17:13 EST Hello My name is Delilah. I live in Gillette. Im a stay at home mom with a 7yo boy, 2yo twin girls and a 3 month old baby boy. Ive never been good at dieting and excercise and have decided that now that I'm done having kids its time to get my body back. Tue, 23 Mar 2010 16:09:43 EST Spring has Sprung - Let's do a simple challenge! Okay, we have been pretty danged lax in doing challenges on this team. I guess we are all busy on other teams (hmm, wonder if that is true?). Anyway, I thought it would be good to shake that winter dust off our feet and get out of the winter doldrums with just a simple challenge for the next few weeks. <BR> <BR> So, this week's challenge is simply to spend at least 15 minutes a day using the nutrition tracker. Of course, you can use it to track your foods each day. But I would like to ch... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 11:09:14 EST Anybody in Casper or Glenrock? I think I need someone locally to hold me accountable. Especially someone who can help with exercise. And staying on task. <em>306</em> Sun, 21 Mar 2010 21:28:58 EST Loving the site! I am so happy I found this site, it seems to have everything I was looking for and more. I can't wait to explore all it has to offer, but I am really glad to see the wonderful support on the message boards. I am a mother of an energetic 16 month old boy, and am adjusting to life in a new Wyoming town. I want to become the best me I can, and this seems to be the perfect time to start! <BR> <BR> Sat, 20 Mar 2010 17:26:54 EST New Here I just started this. I had a lot of Dental work done last year and dropped a lot of weight. Now is the time to get the rest of it off. I live in Jackson, WY. I have 3 children w/my oldest getting ready to graduate in June. My baby of the group is finishing up Kindergarten and keeping me on my toes. Middle one is in 3rd grade and trying to grow up to fast. <em>249</em> Sat, 20 Mar 2010 12:22:27 EST Naked Fruit and Superfood drinks Greetings everyone I want to get some feedback negative or positive on Naked Fruit or Superfood beverages. These drinks are delicious, but I'm not sure if they are actually good for you. I appreciate any feedback from anywhere. <BR> <BR> <BR> Jurri Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:20:06 EST Michelle Kenyon I live in small town Wyoming Kemmerer, I enjoy amost all outdoor activitiew from my horses to skiing. Skied the other day and had a great day. I say mayself in a photo and it really scared me. Although I knew I had put on several pounds I did not release I had gained so much and look so horrible.. I am an outgoing person but I find myself not wanting to go out because I llik horrible.. I bought the book and started reading then checked out the website. I am on day three of doing some... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 00:32:54 EST I'm a newbie! Hi to everyone! I am new to SP and I am so happy to be here. I am in Powell. Married to a great guy and have a wonderful 12 year old. I am an EMT and work full time as a triage tech in the ER. I am here to try to shed 150 pounds in order to meet my goal. I am looking for buddies to be a loser with! Feel free to email me and we will keep each other motivated! Wed, 17 Mar 2010 22:40:02 EST Place to Chat Really hard work out today. 2 miles with Leslie Sansone this morning and an hour in the pool. Over 600 calories burned today! Woo Hoo! Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:41:58 EST Hello - new here I'm really terrible at introductions, but here goes! I am 30 years old, married, and run my own romance home party business from home. I am also the proud parent of five "furbabies" - two dogs, Tuffy and Hunter, and three kitties - Ben, Lily and Maxine. <BR> <BR> Like a lot of people, I've been heavy my whole life and have always struggled with the whole idea of weight loss and fitness. I started really trying to change that about two years ago when my doctor told me that I was going to have... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 09:41:21 EST End of the Line Went to the doctor today as I was having extremely high blood pressure reading. First thing the nurse did was to have me step on the scale, 395 pounds! All the dietary restrictions I had started like, low carb, low fact, more veges, etc., was all for naught! <BR> Instead of jumping for joy at the weight that I had lost, I almost cried, not one pound was lost! I feel like killing myself. I feel like a hunk of sh---. I do not want to live this way. I hate myself. <BR> I hate myself that I canno... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 18:45:30 EST Hello Wyoming Glad to be on board. Have never done something like this before but decided I need to try something new and possibly get some support in my weight-loss adventure. Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:27:44 EST Have to admit I'm a little nervous. Hi! I'm Gretchen and would really like to make a change in my life. I know that regardless of my results as long as I'm making an effort to take care of myself I feel better. Not sure what my approach is going to be. I have a few ideas and hope to commit to the drinking 64 oz. of water a day, exercising 90 minutes a week and finally journaling. I do find this sight to be a bit overwhelming but hope that I'll make my way around and find the things that motivate me. <BR> <BR> The things I hav... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 21:23:40 EST Yours Trewly here in wyoming I signed up in January and then got scared because it all seemed so overwhelming. I am a very busy person and this seems like another thing to "do". Today I read the first six chapter of the Sparks book and began my own page. Is that progress? I need to lost 15 pounds... because it is not a terrible amount there is always an excuse. I have always exercised some and actually eat really heathly expect that I like especially little sweet snacks when I am working on the computer or give me a... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 16:19:37 EST hello I am new also I am from Gillette and have always struggled with my weight just recently found out I had high blood pressure and had to start meds , well I do not want that so now my hands are tied have to do this as a learning and change not just a oh i can do this and give up this time I can not give up . I have 100 to lose . Sat, 27 Feb 2010 23:16:49 EST Hi I am so excited to have found this group from Wyoming!I am a Grandma of 3, with 4 grown children. It has been fun learning what to do with extra time that was always filled with activities and work. It feels almost sinful going to work out after work and not having to call a child, or pick them up just to race to the next activity. My plan for the summer is connecting with old friends in a nice warm place! Yippeeee! WyoGrammy Fri, 26 Feb 2010 23:39:00 EST New to Casper & SparkPeople Hi! <BR> <BR> My name is Charlotte & I recently moved to Casper with my new husband. <BR> <BR> I have been exercising on the exercise bike, but would like to find a "buddy" to walk with when the weather gets a little nicer. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:48:22 EST Need Sparkbuddies in or near Riverton Hello.....Is anybody out there from Riverton? I'm looking for a walking buddy or a least a nearby spark buddy. Drop me a line if you live in Riverton, Shoshoni or Lander. <BR> Thu, 18 Feb 2010 22:13:00 EST Gretchen in Laramie Hi everyone I am Gretchen and live in Laramie. GO POKES!!! Mom of 3 (20yrs, 12yrs & 10yrs) and a grandma to a beautiful little boy (10/2008). <BR> <BR> I look forward to sparking with you. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:20:55 EST The Place to Chat for February I thought I would try having our chat thread here at the top of the team page to see if we get more participation. I miss hearing from you all! <BR> <BR> I am working really hard this week to stay on target for reaching my February goals. I have been to the pool 3 days this week and I am logging all my foods again. Still feeling a bit blah, but I'll get past that too. The more I do physically the more I come out of the blahs, so by next week I aught to be just down right perky! Thu, 4 Feb 2010 17:28:19 EST Hi I'm Vicki! Hi! I am the mother of two small boys and am signing up here to get help with my weight lose goals. I hope it helps! Mon, 1 Feb 2010 15:55:20 EST Hi from Douglas Hi, I'm Wendy. I'm a married mother of 3 ages 15, 11 and 10. I've been married for almost 11 years. I live in Douglas. I am tired of being sick and tired, and now because of my weight i now have cholesterol and have no energy to do anything with my kids. I have tried other "diets" any nothing seems to work I seem to gain weight instead of losing. My husband is of no help as he does not seem to think that there is a problem. (but he is more overweight than i am). I need to make changes ... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 14:20:47 EST Hello from Beulah! Hello, I'm from Beulah, population 33, up in the NE corner of the state, right on I-90. I'm 48, married for 22 years with 5 great kids, ages 19, 16, 13, 9 and 2. Yup that's right, one in college, one in high school, one in middle school, one in elementary school and one in diapers! Oy. I'm so exited to find sparkpeople today, I can't wait to start. Time is my big problem, like many. I work 3 jobs, volunteer at church and raise our family. In addition, we are building a new house, and fi... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:59:50 EST Good morning all! Hi....... <BR> My name is Nancy and am overjoyed to find this site! Hmmmmmmmmm.............what else do you all want to know?!! I have been married for 33 years, have 2 children (both of whom are out of the house) and am growing like a pumpkin!!! <BR> I am also "battling" MS which limits the exercise that am able to do. Swimming proved to be sort of a disaster..........I do have a recumbent bike.............need to get motivated to use it! I live in a two story house, the laundry room is... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:09:41 EST