SparkPeople Germany on a mission! Team Messageboard This team is for us stationed in Germany and are trying to lose weight while our Spouses are gone!! SparkPeople Germany on a mission! Team Messageboard Quotes of the Week ( Nov 11 - 17 ) 1)The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> 2)All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. <BR> Walt Disney <BR> <BR> 3)All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. <BR> T. E. L... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:55:01 EST Quotes of the Week ( Nov 4 - 10 ) QUOTES ON FORGIVENESS <BR> ========================== <BR> <BR> 1)Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. <BR> John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> 2)Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. <BR> Oscar Wilde <BR> <BR> 3)He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. <BR> Thomas Fuller <BR> <BR> 4)When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future. <BR> Bernard Meltz... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 11:13:28 EST Quotes of the Week ( Oct 7- 13 ) QUOTES ON MARRIAGE <BR> ======================== <BR> <BR> <BR> 1)Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. <BR> Martin Luther <BR> <BR> 2)It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. <BR> Friedrich Nietzsche <BR> <BR> 3)There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. <BR> Martin Luther <BR> <BR> 4)A journey is like marriage. The certain way to b... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:57:55 EST Quotes of the Week ( Aug 5-11 ) 1)A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. <BR> Ayn Rand <BR> <BR> 2)Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. <BR> Ella Wheeler Wilcox <BR> <BR> 3)Always desire to learn something useful. <BR> Sophocles <BR> <BR> 4)Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. <BR> Og Mandino ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 07:00:11 EST Quotes of the Week ( July 15 - 21 ) 1)A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man. <BR> Catherine Deneuve <BR> <BR> 2)A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition. <BR> Gilbert K. Chesterton <BR> <BR> 3)Action is the real measure of intelligence. <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <BR> 4)Always be smarter than the people who hire you. <BR> Lena Horne <BR> <BR> 5)An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. <BR> Albert Camus <B... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 16:30:12 EST Quotes of the Week ( July 8-14 ) 1)A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world. <BR> Maurice Chevalier <BR> <BR> 2)A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. <BR> Robert Frost <BR> <BR> 3)A man growing old becomes a child again. <BR> Sophocles <BR> <BR> 4)Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:01:19 EST Quotes of the Week ( June 24 -30 _ 1)All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> 2)All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. <BR> Orison Swett Marden <BR> <BR> 3)All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their di... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 04:04:29 EST Quotes of the Week ( June 17 -23 ) 1)Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined. <BR> Samuel Goldwyn <BR> <BR> 2)Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought. <BR> Sir William Osler <BR> <BR> 3)Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember. <BR> Oscar Levant <BR> <BR> 4)Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend; And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry [economy]. <BR> William Shakespeare ( 'Hamlet,' Act I, Scene iii... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 04:17:21 EST Quotes of the Week ( June 10- 16) 1)A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it. <BR> Frank Howard Clark <BR> <BR> 2)A mother who is really a mother is never free. <BR> Honore de Balzac <BR> <BR> 3)Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating. <BR> Bob Filner <BR> <BR> 4)Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. <BR> Carl Jung <BR> <BR> 5)Children that are raised in a home with... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 18:32:06 EST Quotes of the Week ( June 3 -9) 1)Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion. <BR> Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> 2)Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. <BR> Steve Jobs <BR> <BR> 3)Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> <BR> 4)Doing is a quantum leap from imagining. <BR> Barbara Sher <BR> <BR> 5)Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for t... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 18:18:19 EST Moin Moin from Hamburg Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> so, I am 24, British living in Hamburg and just starting out on a new lifestyle to try and lose these extra kilos gained in final year of uni. I used Sparkpeople before but wasn't as commited and didn't utilise the site enough to keep me motivated. So now I am back on track and hoping to keep that way. <BR> <BR> Not actually here "on a mission" but hope I am still welcome. Good luck to everyone, and would love to chat if you want to send me an email. <BR> <BR> Ama... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 03:38:12 EST Hallo! Es freue mich... Just signed up for the team and thought I'd introduce myself. I've been in Germany for a year and a half now, and although there are hard days, I really love it here. I just need to lay off the German beer and bread... <em>20</em> Sat, 19 Jun 2010 20:14:16 EST Hello Hi! I'm Brandy. We are currently living in Heidelberg (we are civilians) I have been struggling with weight loss for a very long time now, since not long after my 6 1/2 year old was born. I am hoping to find the support I so desperately need. I tried WW between Aug 2009 and Feb 09 and lost 40lbs but then I let myself become a victim of circumstances and gained almost all of it back. Anyway, DH and I are hoping to start trying for baby 3 and I would like to lose 40-50 lbs before we start tryin... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 13:30:17 EST Hello Hi! I'm Brandy. We are currently living in Heidelberg (we are civilians) I have been struggling with weight loss for a very long time now, since not long after my 6 1/2 year old was born. I am hoping to find the support I so desperately need. I tried WW between Aug 2009 and Feb 09 and lost 40lbs but then I let myself become a victim of circumstances and gained almost all of it back. Anyway, DH and I are hoping to start trying for baby 3 and I would like to lose 40-50 lbs before we start tryin... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 13:24:04 EST Pleased to meet you all! Hi all! <BR> I'm 24 and I have a 1 year old (15 month) daughter and a 27 year old boy/hubby ;). My daughter's a handful and I love her. She's my motivation for getting in shape. I want to be able to keep up with her. Sun, 14 Feb 2010 16:00:16 EST New to The Team Ok so, Over a year ago we came to Spangdalhem, germany, I gained 20 lbs in the two months before we PCS'ed to here.I have gained about another 10 lbs since we got here. I don't want to make this sappy but, i'm sick of my roller coaster battle with my weight. I'm hoping I can finally get on track and stay there. I'm a mother of two and married to a very loving and supportive air force husband. Thu, 31 Dec 2009 06:28:52 EST New to the area and to the team... Hello, <BR> <BR> My husband and I just got stationed to Ramstein in May, and so far are loving it. I am on a mission to lose 30 lbs by christmas. I wish everyone luck in the fitness goals! <BR> <BR> Lura Mon, 10 Aug 2009 08:41:30 EST New member saying 'hi' Hi all, <BR> I only recently joined sparkpeople and am moving to Baumholder in early September. I've been doing well on my fitness plans and want to keep up the momentum once I get to Germany. <BR> <BR> I'm not in the armed forces, but my wife is. So, I'm one of the few men who are military dependents. Hope to be social here and experience a lot of reciprocal positive reinforcement. <BR> <BR> Don't be shy; say hi. Tue, 7 Jul 2009 11:36:11 EST Where is everyone? Hello I am on the down side of my Germany time and was wanting to know where everyone is? <BR> <BR> The group has been slow and I am sad to see that. I had hoped to find some work out partners on this site. I will be moving to Cali in August but hope to find some workout buddies to help me out until I leave. <BR> <BR> I was a kinder aide at RES and during this past school year I have lost 15 pounds, bringing me to 25 pounds lost since I have been in Germnay (over almost 4 years now!) <BR> ... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:38:50 EST Favorite Healthy German Snacks Thought I would kick us off on a subject near and dear...We all know how "bad" the beer and food can be for most of us over here. Well now, the Germans are a lot healthier than the Americans, part of it due to their much more active lifestyle, and not imbibing in fast food nearly as much. What if anything have you found to be healthy over here that you enjoy eating? <BR> <BR> I will start off with a new found love, I am a true cheese lover at heart and thought I would try something new when... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 07:57:39 EST American measuring cups in Germany? Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> Even though I have been a member at Sparkspeople for quite a long time already, I just now have the "real" itch to change my life and lose a few pounds. However, after being back from America (I was studying at a college over there), I have the problem of not being able to use the nutrition tracker properly because I do not have the American measuring cups with me any more. <BR> <BR> How have you solved that problem? I am sure that many of you have just brought thei... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 04:37:27 EST Hello from K-town Hello, <BR> I am an spouse living in Volgeweh. I am looking forward to being apart of a team that is close by! Tue, 23 Dec 2008 20:36:03 EST rb/patch/kelley area Hey there I am new to the group but not to SP. I have started a new leaf and starting fresh. I currently live on rb in stuttgart but will be moving to kelley in june of next year.I am a married mother of 4 children and hope to talk to some people and possibly get together to excersize with. take care and good luck all.. <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Nov 2008 01:40:28 EST Hello from Stuttgart I'm stationed here in Stuttgart. I'm active duty but my family is not here with me. They are in the states while I'm here. I plan on going home to see them over the holidays and want to be sexy for the hubby. The is just one of my short term goals. <BR> <BR> I look forward to sharing with all of you. Mon, 10 Nov 2008 04:26:11 EST Greetings from Heidelberg area Hi, <BR> I'm an American living in Germany near Heidelberg, not stationed, but I hope welcomed. :) <BR> I've been here for over 5 years and I'm always looking for people to do activities with - walking, biking, inlines, etc. Drop a line if you are interested! <BR> NTrick Thu, 18 Sep 2008 14:58:31 EST Hello Hi, I'm new to the team. We were stationed at Ramstein a few years ago. We are now at NATO in Brussels. I wanted to join a team closer to me, since we don't have one in Belgium. We have many friends in the KMC area and frequently come down for activities. This is our fourth European tour. I've been with Spark people for awhile, but have finally decided to get busy and get serious. Would it be alright if I join your team. If this is only for those in the area, I would understand and not be off... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 23:57:05 EST Need some help please! I am making a few different recipes that call for whole wheat pastry flour but they only seem to have regualr wheat flour at the commissary any suggestions? <BR> Tue, 2 Sep 2008 16:18:55 EST Yes we have them here !!! Ok ok I know what you are thinking about the topic, but before you knock what I am about to say, try it. So a friend of mine told me about a healthier alternative to tortillas, which is one of my faults, they are called tofu wraps. They have 140 calories and 3g of fat for the whole thing. Here is the best part about them, they have 13g of protein per wrap. Like I said they sound gross, but they really just taste like the subway wraps. They are really good. <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Aug 2008 05:30:56 EST Hi Hi everyone! I too live in the KMC area. Sat, 9 Aug 2008 11:56:21 EST July Challenge I would like to lose 6 pounds by hte end of the month. ANyone care to join me? we could set up some little goals and what not and maybe meet for some walks on the tracks? Fri, 11 Jul 2008 05:19:36 EST Looking for workout partner in the KMC! Hi! I'm a new Spark member and I'm looking for someone to work out with, even if it's just to go for a walk or hike! Let me know if you're interested! I work on Ramstein and live about 5 minutes away! Mon, 30 Jun 2008 07:33:41 EST Hello from Wittenberg! I am also not in the military, but would like to join your team, if you will have me. I was born in Ohio, went to school in MO and married a guy from IA. We have been in Germany for 15 years now. We have lived in the Stuttgart area and Munich and now we are just south of Berlin in Wittenberg. I have 4 children ages 5-11. My goal is to reach my "wedding weight" by my birthday next year. My children have been robbed of their grandparents by unhealthy lifestyles and I don't want to do that t... Sun, 25 May 2008 11:54:38 EST Hi from Vilseck Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Susie from Vilseck. I signed up for this site a week or so ago and haven't done anything with it. I decided today that it was time. I'm looking for a work out partner of some kind in my area. Wed, 9 Apr 2008 03:17:53 EST Hi from K-Town Hi everyone! My name is Anna, active duty Air Force, single, 27 and I'm really glad I found this team. I'm stationed at Ramstein, been in Germany almost 3 years. There are alot of things I miss about the states, but I love how easy it is to travel here. Thu, 27 Mar 2008 15:20:13 EST Wie geht es lhnen? lch heibe Brian. Ich bein Americane. Es freut mich, Sie kennen zu lernen. <BR> <BR> Bis Bald! <BR> <BR> Brian Wed, 12 Mar 2008 10:33:50 EST Hi all..I am not in the service but living here : I everyone I just joined spark today and looking forward to getting fit..I am not in the service nor is my husband..he is German I am American.. <BR> I thought this would be a good way to meet some fellow Americans that have the same goals.. <BR> Also if anyone has any questions about living here in Germany, I might be able to help.. <BR> ttfn. <BR> Kym <em>249</em> Fri, 22 Feb 2008 05:39:29 EST Hey all! I just joined this team! I'm so glad I found a team for military wives in Germany! I have lived in Germany for almost 2 years! We love it!! We are stationed at Ramstein AB. We have 1 son, Michael. He's 3 years old!! I am 22 years old and since moving to Germany I have gained weight! I'm trying to lose 13lbs! :D Anyways, I'm glad I found this team and I look forward to talking to you all! Sat, 16 Feb 2008 10:08:58 EST Mind if I join Hi ladies. I just started back on spark. I used this program alot last year until I lost all motivation. Now, since moving to Germany, I want to start working at getting back in shape. I hope since things are in walking distance I never have an excuse to NOT walk or work out. <BR> <BR> I am an AF wife, married 5 years, this May makes 6. Hubby has been in the AF for 10 years. He is stationed out of Spangdahlem AB but we live on the Bitburg base. We just moved here, middle of last month actua... Fri, 1 Feb 2008 06:39:54 EST Hallo! Ich heise Jennifer und Ich wohne in Germany. I'm pretty sure you've never heard of our post because its British with some twists. That's all I'll say and we're located in/about Dusseldorf area. <BR> <BR> We've been here since Aug 07 and the German is coming along ok. We get free courses here on post and living in/around other languages helps too. <BR> <BR> For those who have to drive a ways to a Commissary/PX- ours is 1.25hrs one-way and we go once a month. Thankfully we have a nice freeze... Mon, 21 Jan 2008 12:34:50 EST Looking for an Exercise /Walking Buddy "now".... Well, 2008 is almost here, and I've vowed to lose weight while my DH is Deployed. Yeah, I've done this the last times he's been gone, but I really must this time...I love walking, but sometimes, it's more fun to go 'window shopping' and walking around that way....I've yet to check out the Fitness Center here on Kasern... When I walk, I do use my iPod Shuffle to keep me within the beat. My Goal is to be able to do the simple Airbourne Shuffle without getting winded. Exercise is going to be... Tue, 25 Dec 2007 07:42:52 EST Hello Hello! I'm Stationed here at Ramstein as a civilian, so I don't go downrange like your spouses do. I have my family here with me (wife and two boys) and have been feeling the effects of the rich food and beer. Although I work out at the Ramstein Northside gym, cardio alone hasn't been cutting it. So I am trying the eating guidelines here on Sparkpeople. If this isn't the right place for me, let me know. If this for "ladies' only, I'll kindly butt out. Hope to meet some of you at the gym! <BR>... Thu, 15 Nov 2007 16:24:54 EST Hello from Graf I can't remember what teams I have introduced myself on. The wonderful Air Force brought us to beautiful Germany. Now I just need to loose the weight that I have gained since being here. The Bavarian food is killing me. Glad to have suppport. Wed, 7 Nov 2007 08:34:46 EST Hello! New and looking for buddies. Tiffany directed me to this board and I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Amanda (duh), I've been married for almost 12 years and have 3 great kids. <BR> <BR> We're in the KMC area I would love to find some workout buddies; I could seriously use the accountability. Tue, 2 Oct 2007 08:34:26 EST Where are you located? Just out of curiosity, what part of Germany are you in? I am in Grafenwohr in Bavaria. Thu, 13 Sep 2007 03:03:49 EST Week of Sept 10 Have any special goals this week... I have to take it week by week <BR> <BR> I found a site that has workout videos that I can download to my computer! I do not like going to the gym right now because of the baby and the fact that my flab shakes with every move. I hate spending tons of money on workout videos so this was the perfect site for me! This week I hope to drink 8 glasses of water a day and workout at least 4 of the 7 days!! Mon, 10 Sep 2007 09:55:49 EST Weekly Challenges 9-4-07 Post your personal challenges for this week.... Tue, 4 Sep 2007 05:19:50 EST 8-27-07 This weeks challenge is to not eat anything classified as a sweet. Candy and ice cream of course, cake cookies soda, ect. Good luck! Sat, 25 Aug 2007 04:38:24 EST Challenge 8-20-07 Do some for of cardio everyday for at least 30min. That means Mon-Sat! You can walk run do Tae-bo your favorite workout DVD or do that class at the gym you've been thinking bout. Have fun! Mon, 20 Aug 2007 04:08:24 EST Not stationed in Germany... I do not exactly fit into the description of this team, but as of 1. September I am moving to Marburg (in the state of Hessen), Germany for the next 11.5 months for a collegiate foreign exchange/study abroad experience and wanted to join a team of people who are a little closer to me, geographically, than some of the other teams. Wed, 15 Aug 2007 00:10:10 EST First weekly challenge- 8-13-07 This week the challenge will be to do 100 crunches every single day in addition to your usually abdominal excersizes. Good luck! Thu, 9 Aug 2007 03:19:59 EST Weekly accomplishments This topic is so we can track our progres. For example I maintained my weight from last week although my hips are looking much slimmer in photos. I also stuck to my week challenge of working out twice a day. Yea me!! Thu, 9 Aug 2007 03:18:17 EST New to germany... HI! I gave birth to a baby boy April 21st. I gained so much weight and now i just wanna get my "sexy back"! I need support from other new moms! I'm here in Heidelberg and I really do not know anyone! I'm hoping I can beat the bulge and get MILF status!! <em>104</em> Tue, 29 May 2007 14:10:04 EST