SparkPeople Dentonites Team Messageboard A place for folks from the Denton, TX area (surrounding city residents are welcome too) to get together, make friends, and share weight loss wisdom. SparkPeople Dentonites Team Messageboard Local Fitness Resources, updated Duplicate, sorry! Tue, 15 Sep 2015 18:00:35 EST They have that in Denton? Denton is a neat place. Let us know of anything that you find that perhaps we should check out! Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:58:35 EST Leader Information <em>524</em> <em>252</em> <em>524</em> <em>252</em> <em>524</em> <em>252</em> <em>524</em> <em>252</em> <em>524</em> <em>252</em> <em>524</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Hi, I'm Mandy, and I've just reactivated this team. I may need a little patience, or help for a couple of days until I get into the swing of things. <BR> <BR> I'm a teacher here in Denton. I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2006, and I've lived in Denton for quite a while longer. <BR> ... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:55:57 EST Planet fitness Anyone else a member at Planet Fitness at the Denton location? Sun, 30 Nov 2014 15:06:35 EST Allen walking event 10/18 <link><BR>5/allen-tx-walking-event-saturday-oct-<BR>18th/ </link> <BR> <BR> Please come join us. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:13:26 EST Ready to go! My name is Lori (BellaMitzi are the names of my two dogs) and I searched for a carb counter online and found this website! I am a sugar addict and I just got off a day detox eating program to get off sugar and bad carbs. I lost 12 lbs but now at a stand still. I need to lose 65 more lbs so this website is perfect for tracking what I eat and exercising WHICH I AVOID but know I must exercise to get the rest of this weight off. It seems to be harder to lose weight being 50+. I am excited on... Sun, 25 May 2014 18:18:09 EST hello from denton texas I am 64.Should weigh 170 or even less.I weigh 210.I have exercised 6 out of last 8 days.I had open heart surgery 3 years ago.I am a registered nurse,past 37 years.I work in ICU. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 17:56:43 EST Bonham State Park Volksmarch on April 13th. <BR> <BR> A volksmarch is a sanctioned event that when completed earns you a stamp in your record books. If you are interested in learning more about Somerset come walk with us. There are "new walker" packets available for $5.00 that holds a set of record books and a coupon to pay for the walk. Come start your stamp collect! There are 5K and 10K routes available. This is not a timed event. You walk at your own pace. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>asp?eventid=9553... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:09:29 EST Searching for SparkPeople Exercise buddy at Flower Mound Lifetime Fitness. Thanks!!! Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:08:22 EST Neighborhood walk in Northwest Dallas This Saturday, Nov 9th there will be a walk hosted by the Dallas Trekkers. There are two distance options 5K or 11K. You may register to walk anytime between 8:00 am - 10:00 am; as long as you finish by 1:00 pm. Walk registration is at Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Rd., Dallas, TX 75229. Only $3.00 registration fee. Come walk with us. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:17:43 EST IN NEED OF SPARK FRIENDS AND EXERCISE BUDDY!!!!!!! Here I am starting over again. I always have great plans but the will power/motivation is lacking. I am turning to sparkpeople for help. There are two things that I drastically need to change. My activity level and supper. I generally do well eating breakfast and lunch but when supper comes around, I over eat. After over eating my activity level is reclined in a chair infront of the tv......sleepy and tired. I live in the Aubrey area. If there is anyone in the area that doesn't mind tha... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:36:04 EST The Battle of the Buldge My name is Kelly and I'm a 43 year old wife and mother of two girls aged 17 and 5. I've fough weight issues my entire life, even when I didn't have obvious weight issues I saw myself as overweight. I'm looking to learn healthier eating habits that I can share with the entire family so that we can get healthy together. Wed, 30 May 2012 10:38:38 EST Weight loss challenge If you are interested in a weight loss challenge for a little motivation then friend me on FB<BR>nge. and visit <BR> <BR> -Aleasha Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:39:33 EST Hello Glad to know there are people in Denton to on SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> Gave up smoking 6 months ago (just better overall for me) and lost 10 pounds this month cutting out second helpings. Being in a car accident and going to the chiropractor for whiplash has helped me to focus on my health. Ready to move forward and reclaim my strong body, and get to my weight goal! It will be a long haul, but I've spent years doing bad stuff for me so over time and changing my habits to good ones, things will... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 12:06:44 EST Newbie Hi everyone, I am new to this group and looking foward to getting healthy and making friends. Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:57:23 EST OneCraftyLady Starts SparkPeople Hi. I joined a couple weeks ago, but didn't do much more than create a user logon. So today is really my starting date... I start every year about this time a goal to lose weight and be healthier... I never seem to make it thru to my final goal. This time will be different! (I hope, I pray, I stomp my foot and say it even though there is a part of me who doubts.) <BR> <BR> I'm 46 year-old mother of one (11 year old son) . I am married to my best friend who loves me unconditionally an... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:15:52 EST How many fruits and veggies have you eaten today? It's important to get your fruits and veggies in each and every meal!! <BR> <BR> Come here to tell us how many servings you have eaten! <BR> What did you have? How did you cook it? Is there a recipe in the SparkRecipes page we can use?? Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:55:28 EST How many fitness minutes have you done today? Let's be the team with the most fitness minutes! <BR> How many can we get in a day, week month?? <BR> <BR> Come here to list how many minutes you have gotten in today. What did you do to get those minutes? How did you motivate yourself to get up and MOVE?? Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:53:18 EST New Co-Leader Hi team! I am a new Co-Leader. Beth is a super busy woman so I thought I would jump in and help out!! :) <BR> I am new to this so please bear with me! If you have any suggestions or questions PLEASE feel free to send me an email!! <BR> I want to add new challenges and such. So once I figure out how to get in here and do stuff hopefully the activity will spring up!! <BR> Let's make Denton TX the Healthiest place to be!!! :) <BR> <BR> -Connie Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:41:48 EST need a walk/run buddy! I am just starting out training for a marathon and I could really use a buddy to walk with. I usually walk around 5:30-6pm. On the north side of town, anybody interested let me know! I'm brand new to this running thing, haven't done it in probably 3 years and have never been good at it! But I am hoping to progress quickly for a half marathon in May of next year! Tue, 8 Nov 2011 12:17:48 EST Newbie Hi everyone! <BR> I recently moved back to Denton, and realized that I needed to get back on track with my fitness and nutrition goals. I don't go to school here, so I don't get the free gym, and I'm always trying to find free workouts that aren't too boring. I'm getting back into walking my dog, daily, and achieving some other personal goals. <BR> If anyone has good ideas, or needs a workout buddy, let me know! I can't wait to achieve some goals! Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:32:24 EST What is on your grocery list? Since I am just starting out I am curious what staples do you keep on hand to keep you on track? <BR> <BR> Pat Sat, 24 Sep 2011 21:26:53 EST Newbie Hi all I am new to Sparks. I live in Corinth I hope you Dentonites won't kick me out LOL. <BR> I am female 61 with lots of health problems and lots of weight to lose. I hope we can help each other get there. <BR> <BR> Pat Tue, 20 Sep 2011 16:30:21 EST I' ve lost over 20 pounds and am feeling strong! I saw several posts about fitness classes, and I have been going to Lake Cities Bootcamp in Corinth for over a yr. and LOVE it! It's a motivating group of men and women, and I get a great workout and ALWAYS have fun. New session starts every four weeks and I think you can join once it just have to contact the head trainer. Check 'em out and join me! I go to the P.M. session (T/Th 6-7), but they offer A.M. too. (5:15-6:15). I've done other bootcamps, but this one is by far the be... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:13:18 EST HEYY!! :D Hey everybody! My name is Jazzy and I just joined SparkPeople! This is such a great resource! I am so excited to be apart! I am ready get the most out of SparkPeople and give what I can! :D Wed, 7 Sep 2011 20:18:28 EST HI Hi I am new to this. About five years ago I lost about 60 pounds. I was so proud of myself, but over he last three years I start to slack on my eating and exercise. This past month I started to exercise at a circuit gym that just opened in Krum Texas. I am excited to loose the weight that I gained back, and even more excited to have a lifestyle change. It is a little overwhelming, because in my younger years I never had to be concerned with what I ate and I can't do that anymore. Wed, 3 Aug 2011 19:28:28 EST hi I just rejoined SP in an effort to lose 30 pounds that I gained back after losing 90 pounds 4 years ago. :) I moved to Denton two years ago and life just got busy....blah blah blah. :) <BR> <BR> I am a PT student (an old one! LOL)and FT mom of 4 sons - they are 15, 12, 6 and 4. My 12 year old is on the autism spectrum and has sensory processing disorder and my 6 year old is allergic to peanuts, so food can be a big issue in our home. Between having to read labels for peanut "contamination" ... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:46:43 EST New to this team Hey everybody, I've been on SP for awhile but just joined this team. I've just become a raw vegan and wanted to know if there were any others around the area on here that are the same. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:04:25 EST UNT Student Hoping to Get Back on Track! I used sparkpeople about five years ago and managed to lose 60 pounds and maintain for the past three years. However, I recently started some new medication and had some family trouble and managed to gain forty pounds back in the past year. I tried weight watchers for the past two months but the whole points thing just wasn't for me. Therefore, I am back to get back on track and I currently a graduate student at UNT living in Denton. I would love a workout buddy so if there are any other UNT ... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 21:33:16 EST Workout Buddy Needed in Denton ASAP I am going to be joining and working out at Benneserre Fitness in Denton and I would love to have a workout buddy. I plan on going in the mornings before work (7:30am or 8am) and I have some free passes if you want to try it out before commiting to that particular workout spot. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 13:04:27 EST Texas Business Center Host Benessere Active Events We will soon be hosting presentations and on a smaller scale some classes for Benessere Active (here in Denton) in which we will be getting a corporate membership discount for our clients (as long as we have at least 5 members join) as well as distributing day passes and trail memberships to the club. I have used the facility a couple of times and as a new SparkPeople member I will be joining and would like to do so with a local group where we can support each others fitness goals. If anyone ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:40:43 EST Intro - Tony from Texas Im new to the community, been using the resources for a couple of weeks now and am looking to connect with more local people. I live in McKinney but my business is in Denton so im here most of the time. Would like to connect to people here in Denton, feel free to add me as a friend and let me know of any activities I can take part in or even host at my facility. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 13:36:29 EST A-Kon 2011 If anyone else is attending A-Kon, the big ol' anime convention in Dallas, TX, please say howdy! hehe My sister and I will be there as usual, along with my husband on Saturday. We'll be taking in the usual fun, plus Rocky Horror and Repo! the Genetic Opera. Good times shall definitely be had :) <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 9 May 2011 10:36:57 EST hello hello everybody in the denton area. how you are all doing well, hey what was up with that hail and rain yesterday lol crazy crazy weather. <em>347</em> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:07:19 EST New to Spark! Hi, I have lived in Denton for about 17 years now. I am wanting to make a change in my life by getting healthy. I am a newlywed and my hubby is in shape. I want to get in shape and healthy like him! Sat, 5 Mar 2011 18:40:37 EST I need y'alls help!! Ok all you peeps in Denton I am calling on y'all from near or far I NEED your help. <BR> <BR> I entered a contest called "Spot the Belly dancer" and I am laggin' behind in the votes so this is what y'all need to do... <BR> <BR> Click the link below and "like" their page <BR> <link><BR>ivacom/124850577544282 </link> <BR> <BR> Once you've liked them you will be able to "like" my picture :) which is here <BR> <BR> <link> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:19:52 EST Need a Buddy I am trying to lose weight and I live in the Hickory Creek Area and I am going to begin working out at 24 hr fitness in Lewisville. I really need to be motivated, I am so competitive and enjoy working and helping others. If anyone is in the Denton area and want to work out, let me know! <em>104</em> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 23:58:15 EST Single in Denton? Hello all single women and men. I would like to know if there is anyone wanting to form a singles group for exercising and meeting new people. I have noticed that the dating scene has changed quite a bit in the last 15+ years. I would like to turn back time to when you can actually meet someone in person or through a friend rather than surfing the internet. If anyone is interested in meeting in group settings to mingle and walk, please send me an email. The weather is getting nice and we... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:50:13 EST I *heart* Denton Hi, all. Just joined this group recently and thought I should come in and see what's up :) I've lived in Denton for almost 13 years now with my hubby and we both love it here. It's because of the small, college town environment. <BR> <BR> I was on SP a few years ago and did really well. Then didn't do so well when life got in the way, so I'm back for another try :) I really like the way the system here is designed and like the support I can find here. So I guess I *heart* SP, too :D <BR> <... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 23:08:16 EST New to Denton area Hi, hubs and I moved here a few months back and are loving it. Feeling really settled in, loved our snow this weekend! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 07:55:57 EST 2011 Motivations No resolutions. Heavens no! But we all have little things that we find most motivating. So what's the thing that's spurring you on? Getting married? Getting healthy? What's your thing? <BR> <BR> Personally, I want to cosplay as Amy Pond from Doctor Who at A-Kon (a Dallas anime convention) this year. I'm doing it either way, but I know I'll feel more confident if I'm a bit healthier and a bit lighter when I head in. Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:17:01 EST Need retired workout buddy for LA Fitness Hi, new member here and would love to have a retired fitness budy for LA Fitness. Makes working out more fun and more reason to stay motivated. Sun, 31 Oct 2010 08:58:21 EST New here, Lake Ray Roberts Area New to Spark People, looking for buddies to help keep me on track with eating & exercise. Attempting to slim down by my HS reunion in July 2011. Tue, 19 Oct 2010 00:56:55 EST Mom reverting Hello! I am a mother of two of the sweetest kids in the world. I am finishing my degree and decided THIS was the semester for ME! I am taking a swimming class and an aerobics class and a yoga class, so 4 days a week I am REQUIRED to workout! Hopefully this gets me back to healthyhood! Wed, 1 Sep 2010 16:01:54 EST Hello! I've been on Spark People for a week and a half now, but I'm just now getting around to introducing myself. I'm 22 years old and studying to become an English teacher at the University of North Texas. For as long as I can remember, I have been overweight/ obese. I joined Spark People as a way of taking control of my life. Sat, 28 Aug 2010 20:47:13 EST Hi there! I'm Jenn, and I've been a Dentonite since 1994, when I arrived to go to UNT, and have never left. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 18:46:45 EST UNT Rec Center Buddy Needed! I'm looking for someone to exercise with at the UNT rec center. I'm usually free every evening or on the weekends; I want someone to help keep me accountable at going to the gym. Any takers? Mon, 19 Jul 2010 12:52:26 EST Very New Just Joined Yesterday Hello Everybody, <BR> <BR> I am glad to be a part of this team. Wed, 30 Jun 2010 10:10:47 EST workout buddie needed hey guys, i joined L.A. Fitness about 3wks ago, but i have gone a single day. I was about to cancel the membership, when i thought to myself, "maybe i will go if i had a workout buddie go with me." if any of u guys have a membership and would like some one to go with u i will be more than glad to go with u. <BR> Tue, 29 Jun 2010 23:23:46 EST Hello!!! HI everyone! I want to eat better and I want to exercise, but i am having trouble getting started. I can give reasons to why I am having trouble, but they just sound really childish when i say them in my head and when i say them out loud. If any of you have suggestions, i would greatly appreciate it. Sat, 19 Jun 2010 02:42:46 EST hello hello hello I am not only new to this board but I just moved to Denton about a year ago. <BR> <BR> I had gained about 20 pounds after the move. Before I moved here I worked out 6 to 8 hours a day. I was in training to compete in body building. I blew my knee out and had emergency surgery, which threw me into getting my knee back into shape and hardly any " real beat your self up" exercise. <BR> <BR> I now need to lose the 20 pounds plus another 30 I had wanted to lose before. <BR> <BR> my friend to... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 18:07:39 EST looking to get back on track hello! This is my first spark post. I am a new mom ( baby boy is 7 weeks) Prior to pregnancy I was losing weight steadily with WW and am looking to get back in the groove. I decided to try spark people because of the good things ive heard. I know keeping myself in line will be challening when I am so focused on little man, but now is the time to get started. I return to work in about a month and need to get back on a healthy track before i throw the stress of going to back to work on top of e... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 08:22:29 EST Any runners? Hi everyone, my name is Michelle and I'm new to sparkpeople and to this group. Hello, fellow Dentonites! Just wondering if there are any joggers/runners in this group. That is my main form of exercise and I love it (well, 90% of the time, haha). Good luck, everyone! Tue, 25 May 2010 21:07:26 EST New to site Hi! I'm new to this site but I have heard so many good things about it. My name is Niki and I'm excited to get this getting healthy thing started :) Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:54:05 EST New to SparkPeople Hi! I'm Callie. I'm new to the site and just thought I would introduce myself. I have heard so many great things about it. Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:49:22 EST NEEDING A FRIEND This is a good place to vent or if you are looking for someone to connect to. We are here. <BR> <BR> So I'll go first.I left a blog on my page about whats happening in my life but I really need a friend. Before I married I had tons and now I'm left with only my husband, the kids and people that I talk to on the phone once in a while. I get kinda lonely being a housewife but I have also learned how to make myself my best best. Still I really do wish I had someone that I could hangout with ... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:58:50 EST Team Goals I've got a brand new team goal up for us! Let's all try to get 500 fitness minutes in per month for the next couple of months. It's time for me to get back to doing things right fitness wise, and it would be awesome if you guys would join me :) Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:15:12 EST Favorite Exercises? I'm in a serious exercise slump. I love my Wii, I enjoy doing yoga, I even admit to rockin' some Richard Simmons sometimes, but I need something different to get me back on track. So I'm checking into what other people's favorites are. What do you guys do for exercise that you really, genuinely enjoy? Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:12:05 EST New Here I'm new and just trying to learn about sparkspeople so I'm slowly getting started. I've got a long way to go with some major health problems so I'm going to enjoy the support! Thank you! Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:44:01 EST Hi, I'm new Hello all. I am very excited that my mom told me about this page - it looks like exactly what I need to get my jump start and really see this through! I am 41, mother of 3 boys, the youngest ones are 9 and 7 and really need me to get healthy! I have an awful lot to live for and my weight and stress are really affecting my health. My sister is getting married on May 1st and asked me to be the Matron of Honor. I'm honored and excited, but I don't want to be up there in a size 22 'tent'! It... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 12:40:56 EST Newbie Not another diet, please! But I must do something because my weight is going up everyday. I hope this time I can make the lifestyle changes necessary to be healthy and not fat. Fri, 8 Jan 2010 11:06:06 EST Hello There! Hi! I am new to Spark People and also relatively new to running. I began my running program doing the Couch to 5K program (highly recommend!-- Google it if you want to start running but don't know where to start). I ran a 5K in December in 37 minutes and was just so proud to run the whole thing and not be last (I was actually 3rd in my age category!!). I am trying to lose about 20 pounds to get to a healthy BMI and feel better in clothes. I am 37 with 2 little ones (a kindergartener and ... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 10:52:28 EST New to the group... Hello, All...loving this site so far...I needed some help motivating and tracking...this all seems like a no-brainer! I am anxious to track my progress (or lack there of) and get to my goal! Wed, 6 Jan 2010 13:27:05 EST Senior Activities? My fiance's grandmother is staying with us, and she's getting a little depressed spending so much time bumping around our house with nothing to do. I understand completely, and until we're able to get her into an assisted living facility, I'd love to find some places she could go during the day or on weekends to have a bit of fun. Does anyone know any good senior activities in the Denton area coming up? I'm afraid I'm not even sure where to start looking! Mon, 4 Jan 2010 10:48:39 EST Deep water swim aerobics Hi all, <BR> I have been going to the 5:30 am deep water aerobics class at the natatorium since April. I am now the only one in the class. Would love anyone that can come for an excellent workout to join me.(It definitely helps to be a swimmer)If you want to try it out you can do it for one day for $3.50. If you like it you can buy monthly and yearly passed that are quite reasonable. I had lost 20 lbs but with some small set backs that is now back to only 14 lbs. I think with the holidays ove... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 14:51:17 EST Student at Unt Hi, I'm new to the site. I've lived in Denton for most my life but now I'm going to UNT,. I'm a sophomore now and planning to be in the gym this semester if anyone wants to join me. Sat, 2 Jan 2010 01:31:26 EST Les Mills Body pump? Does anyone take this class at the North Lakes Rec Center? I'm thinking about trying it out next week(when the kids go back to school). There's a coupon for a free week on<BR>e=952 <BR> <BR> Jaimie Tue, 29 Dec 2009 17:53:22 EST New and determined Hey everyone! Just thought I'd drop by and introduce myself. I'm really excited about finding a free online weight-loss/diet planning site; it's so nice after trying all the other ones out there that eventually ask you for money (Biggest Loser trainer sites, anyone?). So far I'm super impressed with this place! Has anyone found that its helped them? As a new member, what would you recommend I take advantage of around here? <BR> <BR> I already keep a weight loss journal of my own elsewhere, ... Wed, 23 Dec 2009 10:16:45 EST Does this board not get much action? Are there any more active boards for local folks? Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:42:24 EST Hello... I've been at UNT for a semester and my boyfriend I did a really good job of working out when we came up, but both of us have slowly lost our spark and I've definitely seen the change in myself. I guess I'm just looking for some motivation. I have more time than I tell myself I do, but the idea of working out by myself seems so depressing! Help! :) Sun, 20 Dec 2009 16:46:15 EST I need a work out buddy or buddies... I would love to find some workout buddies--if any of you all are working out at LA Fitness and would like to have a work out pal please let me know--also, i think i can get you a free day or week pass...not super sure, but i'll check if you just want to try it out--they gave me something when i signed up to give to people but I don't know if the date has expired--i'll check-- <BR> Thanks Angela <BR> Thu, 12 Nov 2009 20:37:52 EST Walking Buddy I am looking for someone to walk with me. Maybe 3 times a week that could walk mid afternoon when it's warmest. I live on Mckinney st and not picky about where we walk. I just need someone I can talk to while I walk because otherwise I am not motivated to get out there and JUST DO IT!!!.. <BR> <BR> Anyone willing to be my walking buddy? Tue, 3 Nov 2009 10:58:12 EST 40-something 25 year Dentonite Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa and I've lived in Denton for 25 years. I started SparkPeople about 3 weeks ago and really love it! I am amazed at how many calories I had been eating...and now aware of it just by measuring/tracking my food intake. I injured my back 4 1/2 years ago and have really packed on the pounds. So being that I am over 40 and not working, I realized I needed some major life changing habits. I think I found it. <BR> <BR> Cheers! <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Oct 2009 12:24:39 EST New to Denton and UNT looking for friends! Ok so I just moved here about 3 weeks ago and I am looking for some new friends! I know about one person here in denton and all of my friends are about 4 hours away! If anyone is looking for a spark buddy let me know! Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:59:00 EST new dentonite! Just moved here for graduate school. New to the team hello all! I am only 13 pounds from my goal (: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 19:39:04 EST New to Denton & UNT Hello to the Dentonites. This my first time on Spark and on this team; this fall I will be starting my first year in college at UNT. If anyone else is going to the University and needs a buddy just leave a comment on my page! <em>249</em> Fri, 31 Jul 2009 22:41:48 EST A Newbie - for the 2nd time... I tried to become an active member in 2007...I kind of lost traction. I am trying to get back on track. The weight that I lost in 2007 is steadily coming back! <BR> <BR> I am glad to see a group who lives close to me...I could really use a walking buddy. <BR> <BR> Warmest regards, <BR> Thu, 16 Jul 2009 17:05:15 EST Hello! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to pop in and introduce myself, I just started this yesterday and I'm very excited! My name is Dalila and I'm trying to lose some pounds that I unfortunately picked up during my undergrad years at UNT :( <BR> <BR> My doctor recommended this site and so far, I think it's going well and I really believe I can stick with it. Generally I disagree with diets because I believe they just make you want to eat more of what you can't have, but I like the meal pla... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:20:19 EST Newbie just outside of Denton Hi All! I just rejoined this site after several years absence. Got married, started a business, moved, took in some family members...just forgot to make ME time. Now I am ready to jump back on the health wagon and lose some pounds that have crept up on me these last 4 years. Can't wait to hear from y'all! Sat, 4 Jul 2009 14:10:25 EST New! Hi! I'm Raegan. I just started this yesterday; I found it in my Shape magazine. I'm super excited about this and believe it can really work! I'm in pretty good shape, an athlete, but I'm just trying to get drop the 10 pounds I gained when I came to college and get a better defined body! Fri, 3 Jul 2009 13:53:17 EST New to Spark - Hello Team Wanted to send a quick note to say hello to my local team. I currently live in Shady Shores just south of Denton and North of Lewisville. I train at the 24 Hr Fitness in Lewisville. If anyone is looking for a workout partner, someone to help get them and keep them motivated please send me an email. I have worked out since I was in the 7th grade, get to know me better and we can talk about how long ago THAT was. I have a great routine, seen fantastic results and have been exposed to virtually ... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:31:21 EST Here it goes--HELP P!!!!!!!!! I am truely one that prefers to handle "stuff" her self but I am at the end of my proverbial rope. I am not even sure what I am asking for but I am aware that I need help. I cannot do this by myself. It is so frustrating because I know what to do, I know what I should eat, I know how to exercise,. . .but nonetheless I am not doing what I need to do, I am not eating what i should, and I am not exercise how I should. The end result is that I am at 259 today. I hate this more then anything. ... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 08:13:56 EST Hello Hello! Hey Everyone! I am new here and starting to once again lose the weight I need to lose. I am going to be trying Weight Watchers as a guide thought this long journey. Does anyone have any information on the different leaders at the Lewisville location? I know I have to find the right leader to make this work even better! Thanks! <em>249</em> Tue, 26 May 2009 11:27:27 EST Hello From Denton Hello Denton, I am new to this program today is my first day on here. I am hoping to find some people that I can workout with and talk to along my journey to lose 100 lbs by my 30th birthday Wed, 20 May 2009 20:27:02 EST Hello Fellow Dentonites! Hi, I'm new here... both to the Dentonites and to SP. I'm just blown away by how much this website offers. <BR> <BR> I live in Hickory Creek with my husband and two kids. DD, 2-1/2 and DS, 1. We've been members of The Village Church and pretty active for the last 9 years. If you want to check it out, its awesome... go to <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Hoping to find activities here in Denton to keep me moving. <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> God Bless, <BR> Je... Tue, 5 May 2009 11:17:11 EST Inspiration? I posted the other day in my blog about the fact that things like watching America's Next Top Model can be very inspiring to me. Dorky, yes, but it works. Inspiration is kind of nebulous. Sometimes a song will make me want to get fit and do right, sometimes talking to somebody, sometimes seeing a nice dress... <BR> <BR> What are your sources of inspiration? Thu, 30 Apr 2009 17:21:37 EST Hello! Hi, I am Katey. I need to lose enough weight so that I am no longer "obese" to have a baby. This is a self-imposed absolute. I know plenty of people have healthy babies when they are obese, but I am 40 and I am just not someone who can add those kind of risks when i should just lose the weight. <BR> <BR> I live in Denton and I am happily married and we are both determined to be healthy and active for our kids. Even if we end up adopting, we want to be as healthy and active as we can. <BR> ... Thu, 16 Apr 2009 14:43:50 EST TWU Well Wednesday Tomorrow, April 1, Texas Woman's University's Student Health Services will be hosting their 8th annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair. There's lots of door prizes, plus free services like blood pressure checks, massages, spinal evaluations, and more. It runs from 8:30am - 2:30pm and will be in Pioneer Hall :) Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:25:04 EST Rocky Horror in Denton The University of North Texas is performing the stage production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. You can see it April 2, 3, and 4 at 3pm or on April 5 at 2:30. <BR> <BR> Our plan is to hit up the April 3 (Friday) show, so say hi if you're there! Sun, 29 Mar 2009 15:40:32 EST A-Kon Dallas Looking forward to A-Kon, an anime convention here in Dallas at the end of May. Los Bastardos always performs Rocky on Friday night. I'm planning on dressing as one of Captain Hammer's groupies from Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. <BR> <BR> So for the next two months, I'm going to be an extra good girl and even track my food like I haven't for awhile. Anybody care to join me in the push? heheh <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:29:03 EST Local 5K with a Sparkperson! Good morning Dentonite SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> I am the race director for the Earth Day 5K and One Mile Fun Run here in DENTON! <BR> <BR> It will be held on Friday April 18th at The Greenbelt at HWY 380 at 8:30 am. <BR> <BR> This was my very first 5K when I first started getting into shape, so it is near and dear to my heart. <BR> <BR> If you are interested, please contact me for further details. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Candace Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:19:56 EST Hello People! Hey I'm new to the Dentonites group. Technically I don't live in Denton,I do live in Denton County though, I live in Savannah on the US 380, I'm still fairly new to the area, so looking for fun places to get out to. <BR> <BR> Anyhoo, my name is Lou and I'm looking for new fun ways to lose weight, anything involving water is always good, so if you have any suggestions, let me know!!!!! <BR> <BR> Lou Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:05:51 EST New guy here.... Hi Gang - <BR> <BR> I am new to the group and just wanted to say hi. I am in Corinth and started Spark People just a couple of weeks ago. I was in WW but my free etools is now expired and I am too cheap to pay! It is great to see that there is so many people like me in the area. A little bio: I moved to the DFW area in June of 2000 after leaving the military in June of 97. I packed on over 70 pounds up to this past July. After almost going into a Diabetic coma at the end of September, I felt... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 14:11:37 EST New to the Group . Wed, 25 Feb 2009 22:10:18 EST Fell off for a minute Okay I feel off for a minute. I have had the worst month possible. My step dad is in OKC in the ICU and has been for the last 3 weeks. He almost did not make it so i was helping my brother deal with that, then 2 of my kids and my b friend got sick, then I got sick. During all this my eating habits went back to CRAP and I did not excersize. Well i told you my moms getting married in June right, well as of Sunday when my B friend proposed now I am getting married but not till next year, but i ... Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:54:06 EST Local Trainers Tips and Advice For my first of two posts, I will explain who I am and what I hope to do with this thread. <BR> <BR> My name is Alan. Before i get started i must admit that I am NOT a certified Personal Trainer... as of yet anyway. I plan to get my certification when I finish my BS in Kinesiology this May from the University of North Texas right here in Denton. I have trained some friends when my class/work schedule allows it. <BR> <BR> What I hope to accomplish with this thread is to be able to give some ... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 21:17:49 EST Denton Dive Club I'm just spreading the word about our SCUBA club in Denton. This is a great club for people interested in learning to SCUBA dive or loves being a Diver. You do not have to be a certified diver or pay dues to sit in a meeting. Great atmosphere for people into being healthy. Many members are in a Health/Fitness related field. <BR> <BR> All members range from Beginners to Advanced Tek Divers. Everyone is welcome. <BR> <BR> We meet at the Smokehouse Restaurant on the second Wednesday of every... Sat, 7 Feb 2009 13:49:48 EST New dude Hi, I moved to Denton in 2004 to start school at UNT. Over the last 4 1/2 years i've dropped up to 45 lbs and still going. <BR> <BR> I'm studying to be a personal trainer so anybody who has questions can give me a holler and i can do my best to answer them. <BR> <BR> HOORAY for the LA Fitness getting built. should be open in about a month or two. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 23:11:39 EST 10 Minutes A Day Don't forget to exercise for ten minutes at least once every day! Doesn't look like many of us are keeping up with that goal ;) It's not so bad, really. Just walk or jog in place in front of the TV for ten minutes or step up and down on your stairs or dance like a lunatic to some music you enjoy. hehe Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:13:28 EST Rough Patch So yesterday, I had a very rough patch. I didn't want to do anything, I wanted to give up, I wanted to just say "forget it"... and thanks to the support of folks here, I didn't. Just a few nice words and I felt like I could push through it. <BR> <BR> We all have those days (weeks, months...), so what picks you up when you're wallowing in your own misery and just don't want to? Thu, 15 Jan 2009 08:52:57 EST New Denton Member Hi Everyone!! I am new to the group but have been a member on Spark for about a week or two. I have lived in North Texas my entire life and moved to Denton in 2001. <BR> <BR> I am a 36 year old mother of 2 and have just started my weight loss / fitness program. I have been getting a bit frustrated with a total of 0 weight loss showing on the scales, so I hope this site will keep me motivated enough to stay on track to my goal. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know everyone! Tue, 6 Jan 2009 09:51:18 EST New Girl Hiya, <BR> I'm starting out 2009 right. Getting healthy! Would like someone to walk with or to chat with who is on the same journey I am. Oh, Happy New Year! <em>213</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2008 23:53:20 EST New Here Hello, I don't know many people cause I am always at work, or at home with the 3 kids plus I go to school. I don't have time to find a work out buddy nor a baby sitter to go to the gym so I am hoping to get some support here. The pic I have up is before I gained 60 pounds. Tue, 30 Dec 2008 15:11:05 EST Hey I am just joining the team for the first time. Its a very awkward time to join, Christmas day, but i really feel that i am obese now. It doesnt show too much cos i am a bit tall, but i know i am definately big. I am looking into intense training over the next year and i am hoping to lose about 100 pounds. I also really want to be able eat meat. I dont think i can live without it. I have decided to stop cooking for myself and join the UNT cafeteria. Is that a good idea? or should I stick to th... Thu, 25 Dec 2008 13:44:37 EST Inactivity I just wanted to apologize for not being around a great deal. I've had not much online time lately, but I'm going to try to get things more in order and jump in on the action again come January. In the meantime, don't hesitate to post, to start challenges... to just generally live it up! heheh Wed, 10 Dec 2008 10:30:00 EST Rocky Horror for Halloween Los Bastardos will be performing the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Denton Movie Tavern at midnight. I'll be there with bells on! :P Wed, 15 Oct 2008 13:27:04 EST Yoga I was wondering if anyone here took yoga classes and if so where? I'm looking to get back into it but want to find a place that isn't too expensive and has fun classes. Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks so much. Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:05:50 EST New to SparkPeople and Dentonites! I live on campus at UNT and have a goal of losing 10 pounds by Christmas, and I need a lot of help. This website looks amazing and I can't wait to start the program. Does anyone here like to run? I want to start running again and maybe do some 5ks this semester, but nothing too long distance yet. Tue, 7 Oct 2008 10:32:43 EST Does Walking Really Help Good afternoon! I have a question... does walking really help you loose weight? I ask because I walk ALL day long... we all do... and I've been gaining weight not loosing... has anyone lost weight just by walking? Fri, 19 Sep 2008 13:12:58 EST New to the Group.... Residing in Lewisville Good afternoon! I have just recently joined SparkPeople (about 20 minutes ago). I live in Lewisville. I'm a 25 year old professional who wants and is READY to lose weight and get healthy!! <BR> <BR> I went to college in Denton... GO MEAN GREEN!!! So I thought i'd join the Denton group and see if there are any people who may be interested in working out together. I currently have a membership at LA Fitness. <BR> <BR> I look forward to making new friends and reaching goals! Tue, 16 Sep 2008 16:50:31 EST Massage I was wondering if anyone knows of a good place around Denton or Lewisville to get a massage? I could really use one! Sun, 7 Sep 2008 16:33:22 EST HI I'M NEW Angela from Denton Hello <BR> I'm new to the board-- I found this site just in time, i just signed up at Fitness Evolution to bust my bootie for the next 3 months--I've got a lot of weight to loose and need a lot of motivation--i hope to reach my goal! Wed, 3 Sep 2008 22:07:40 EST TWU? Who else here works at or are attending TWU? I'm staff there, and I finally renewed my Fitness & Recreation, so I'm back to working out there in the evenings again. Just curious if anyone else is doing the same :) Wed, 27 Aug 2008 13:15:27 EST Quick Hello! Just wanted to say hi and wish everyone well in their goals! A friend of mine from h.s. that I recently got back in touch with recommended this site to me and I have to say it's amazing! Thu, 7 Aug 2008 01:22:32 EST My clothes are big - I love this problem Hi everyone. I am in my journey and have made it 1/3 of the way to my goal (I have lost 15 pounds). Most of my clothes are falling off of me, but I can't spend a fortune on a new wardrobe (since hopefully this is just a short stop). Any ideas in our area for cute, work appropriate, inexpensive clothes? Tue, 15 Jul 2008 09:52:27 EST Team Goals I'm going to try and keep some fitness goals going for us over the summer. I'm keeping expectations low for the moment, but as many of us as there are now, we should be able to blow this thing out of the water! :D <BR> <BR> June - 200 minutes of cardio in the month <BR> July - 300 minutes of cardio in the month Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:03:38 EST Hi Hello, I have been on sparkpeople off and on for almost a year I think... <BR> I have recently gottene back to my goals, because my Dh and I are getting ready to start a family. Si if things happen the way iam hoping I might dissapear for 9 months, but I will be back. <BR> Until then I am just enjoying my summer off (I teach 8th grade) and spending time with my dogs. Fri, 20 Jun 2008 16:36:48 EST I'm new & lucky on Friday the 13th... ...because I found this site. I have 60 lbs. to lose!!! Fri, 13 Jun 2008 02:51:22 EST Hola! I just wanted to say hi! I lived in Denton for over 20 years! I work here and go to a great church in Denton as well! I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone! <em>41</em> Thu, 12 Jun 2008 00:06:16 EST Spark Policy on Chain Mail and Forwards Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> We've started to have more of a problem recently with "chain" messages. For example, you're asked to send something along to 10 of your friends, and before you know it you're getting this same message (or a similar one) from lots of different people. <BR> <BR> I think a lot of these are very nice, but not everyone wants them. So we're going to ask that people stop forwarding these along- either as SparkMail messages or comments on SparkPages. Please pass the word alo... Wed, 11 Jun 2008 15:20:47 EST dog park I don't know how many of you have dogs but there is a great dog park in denton. Its a great place to take your dog and give them exercise while also giving your self exercise. There are also some great hiking trails behind the dog park that go around a pond and all in the woods. I think it would be great to get a group together with there dogs and go to the dog park and around the trails. Tue, 3 Jun 2008 15:53:48 EST Forum Purpose This is the place where you can post when your motivation is flagging, life is getting you down, or you just need extra help reaching a particular goal. Tell us what's up and we'll do whatever we can to lend a hand! Tue, 3 Jun 2008 09:58:16 EST Howdy! My name is Jen and I am a 23yr old new mommy to my 3 week old son. I recently moved back to Texas and currently reside in Aubrey. I gained 90 pounds with my pregnancy and on top of that I have PCOS. Weight loss has always been a struggle for me but I am determined to lose this "baby fat" and then some. If there are any other moms in/near Aubrey and would like a workout partner, let me know. I am a great motivator! To everyone else, good luck with your weight goals. Sat, 31 May 2008 15:24:21 EST Hi! I'm new Hello, This is my first time on this site. Hope to finally achieve my goals Sun, 25 May 2008 12:38:46 EST Howdy y'all I just wanted to say a quick howdy to everyone here in this local group. I have 2 awesome kids and been married for 8 years now. Hoping to meet and talk to others that can help motivate me on my journey to a new me. Still feel a little weird about having such a public forum being a guy and all but hopefully that will change quickly. <BR> <BR> Later, <BR> <BR> D Sat, 24 May 2008 01:40:49 EST Hello! <em>213</em> <BR> I am also new to this area. I moved here three years ago due to my grandchild and my son. I am retired and would love to get to know some people in the spark community. I would like a buddy to work with and encourage them and visa versa. I am 65yrs old as of yesterday. <em>244</em> go team! Fri, 23 May 2008 14:32:13 EST Anyone? I need to walk! That will be my start. I have a crazy schedule too. So, it's hard to fit things in BUT I could use an occassional walking buddy when my usual one can't come along. I live near UNT. <BR> <BR> If interested, leave me your contact info or email address in a personal message. <BR> <BR> thanks! Tue, 13 May 2008 13:48:06 EST Anyone going on the Garden Walking Tour this Sat? I think my hubby and I are going to check this garden tour out this Sat. Just wondering if anyone else is planning to do this, too. Has anyone done it in the past? If so---advice on what to pay attention to or to avoid? Any input welcome! Thu, 8 May 2008 19:21:56 EST Greetings! I was surprised to find this team listed on my SparkPage...I didn't know it existed before or how it found a link to my page. But I'm glad it did! I've lived in Denton for 3 years now. Previous to that, I lived in Indiana where I was born and raised. Other than the folks at Taylor Park Church of the Nazarene, I don't know that many people in Denton. I'm looking forward to getting to know my fellow Spark People teammates! Sun, 27 Apr 2008 19:58:04 EST Hi there! I am new both to SP and this group, actually this is my first day :) <BR> I am a PhD student at UNT and just got over my qualifying exams (the main reason to my extra pounds!! :)) <BR> I am hoping to get rid of them by the end of this year.. I am such a lazy person when it comes to physical activities (typical Taurus I guess..) so I am hoping to find my motivation here with you guys. <BR> I wish you all the best! Mon, 14 Apr 2008 16:02:21 EST Is this thing on??? Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Julia and I'm new to this site. I am looking to lose my last 20 pounds and tone up. The goal is to do this before I get pregnant sometime in the next year. I would also LOVE to be able to wear a pair of leather pants and look awesome by my 30th birthday on July 3rd (yes, leather pants in the summer in Texas, I know!) <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can find the support and help I need here and hopefully I can be the same for all of you! <em>30</em> Wed, 12 Mar 2008 15:09:25 EST Tennis Anyone? Does anyone know of a place where you can play tennis cheaply/for free? Parks that have courts or something? I work at TWU, and we have them, but I have a membership to the fitness center and my boyfriend doesn't. Since community memberships are a bit pricey, I'd love to find a different place to do it since I don't even know whether we'll end up loving doing it or not. hehe Mon, 3 Mar 2008 11:13:35 EST Hello I've been a member here at Spark for a couple of years but never really looked through the site, so I didn't know this part was here. I first moved to Denton in 1981 but left about three years ago (stayed in Denton County, though!) and now I'm back "home" in Denton. I started tracking on Spark today, but haven't really done anything else as far as changing my eating habits yet. I'm still in the planning stages of how I want to lose weight and I'm looking at ways that I'm willing to stick w... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 19:21:29 EST Heya Just joined last week. Cool that there's a denton site. I'm up at Asbury United methodist church in the video booth listening to a good sermon and good music! LOL <BR> <BR> Y'all c'mon out now! Sun, 24 Feb 2008 12:32:04 EST Any "Villagers" In here? Hey there! I'm Marcy! I've lived in Denton a long while now and love to call it home. Just curious to see if anyone else on here is from the Village Church (not that it matters if you're not - just curious) Either way! HELLO!!! Msg me I love meeting new people! Wed, 6 Feb 2008 15:05:58 EST Trying something new... Hello fellow Dentonites! I am new to SparkPeople and just trying to make the most of this cool weightloss resource. I need some motivation to get me going...!!! Thanks!! <em>30</em> Tue, 5 Feb 2008 19:21:03 EST Encouragement, Motivation & Inspiration.... That is what I need!!! I know I can do this, take this long journey to a better me. I struggle sometimes. I look forward to finding all kinds of encouragement, motivation and Inspiration - especially, right here in my city! Luck to all! <BR> <BR> E! Tue, 29 Jan 2008 11:45:04 EST New Person Hi, I am Donna and I have lived off and on in Denton for the last ten years. Right now I am in Oklahoma but hope to move back to Denton in the near future. I have alot of weight to lose and I want to do it by the time I turn 40. I look forward to posting and meeting new friends. Mon, 28 Jan 2008 23:30:33 EST Hi - new to Spark People and new to Denton Hi! <BR> <BR> My name is Julie and I just moved to Denton from South Florida. I read about Spark People in People magazine and I thought it might be a great way to connect with folks here in town, hopefully find a fitness buddy or two because I don't know anyone here yet. Looking forward to sharing success with you guys! Thu, 17 Jan 2008 22:26:27 EST New to this Hi my name is Jaimi, I am new this group and this site. I am very excited to see how this works. I am a student at UNT, I work full time in Marketing and I am a wife and mother of one boy. Sun, 6 Jan 2008 20:37:14 EST Hello Hi - my name is Margaret and I live in Lewisville - couldn't find a team there so I thought I would tap in here! Lived in Denton for several years whil attending UNT and loved it very much! <BR> <BR> Look forward to getting to know folks and being successful here with SP! Wed, 24 Oct 2007 11:52:52 EST Rocky Horror in Denton! Friday, October 26th, Los Bastardos (the only Rocky cast in the DFW area) will be performing the Rocky Horror Picture Show live at midnight. If you've never gone, it's something you really should experience. If you're a long-time or new Rocky fan, you cannot miss this. I'll be there with bells on (and not much else! heheh), and I hope to see some of y'all out there :) Tue, 23 Oct 2007 16:49:54 EST Welcome! Apparently I didn't get a lot of notifications about our newest members, so welcome, guys! Take a second to let us know a bit about you and your SP journey so far :) Wed, 15 Aug 2007 13:35:20 EST Hello! Hi, I'm a graduate student at UNT currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in documentary film production. Working on my thesis and trying to graduate! <BR> <BR> Last September I began a new lifestyle of eating healthy and exercising. By March I had lost around 42 pounds. Unfortunately, I haven't exercised much this year but I decided to change that! Luckily for me I managed not to gain any weight back. <BR> <BR> So here I am on SP and taking advantage of the features and communit... Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:21:17 EST Local Fitness Resources This is the place to tell others about great fitness classes, new gyms, great places for healthy snacks, etc. <BR> <BR> Personally I'm a member at the Texas Woman's University Fitness and Rec center, but I have yet to get off my lazy butt and get over there to work out. Anyone else know any good places for a workout? Tue, 15 May 2007 11:25:46 EST Introductions (Post "Hi I'm New" Stuff Here) Hi, all! <BR> <BR> My name is Beth. I'm a 25 year old graphic designer who works at Texas Woman's University. This place has been a real inspiration to me, but it would be great to find some folks in the immediate area to make friends with too. If you live in Denton or a nearby town, this is the place for you! Mon, 7 May 2007 15:39:02 EST