SparkPeople SPARKED In the QCs! Team Messageboard This SparkTeam welcomes any Sparker that lives, has lived or knows anyone in the Quad Cities area in both Iowa and Illinois. As the saying in our area goes...HELLO QUAD CITIES! SparkPeople SPARKED In the QCs! Team Messageboard NAMIWalks Hello all! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to know if anyone is planning on walking for the NAMIWalks on September 26, 2015? I would love too, but not sure how much it costs and I don't know if I could get any donations by then. If you have any information or have a team and need more walkers, let me know. Mon, 7 Sep 2015 17:39:55 EST Juggling thru January Hello all, Now that the holidays are done and the winter weather is really starting to hit, don't let yourself forget about your goals and your weight loss journey. Juggling your time is hard but try to remember to make time for yourself. Hope to hear from you to see how you are doing with your continued goals or the new ones you have made for the new year!!! Sun, 4 Jan 2015 19:45:38 EST Decisions in December Ok, I know we have not been doing this but I want to be more interactive with the team so here we go! <BR> <BR> I have labeled this post Decisions in December do to most people start trying to make decisions for the new year. I am making the decision to try and be more of a motivator and to be more responsible at posting and responding to post for this team. I also want to make the decision to be more accountable to and for the team. I was made a team leader without knowing what I was doing,... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:17:28 EST calling all walkers Hope the weather holds out for Saturdays Race for the Cure <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> with the busy schedule I've been having...I truly look forward to taking "just a nice walk" Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:52:45 EST Jogging through June!! I know that we really haven't had the weather to jog, but since the months are flying by so fast it seemed appropriate. I hope everyone is having a great month so far. Hope to hear from you all. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 17:31:10 EST Coffee with Friends Ok--so, since my favorite thing to do when I make it to the Quad Cities is to meet my best friend @ Panera for coffee and conversation (along with whatever else we have on the agenda--often includes shopping and/or Planet Fitness)--I thought I'd start a thread for everyday visiting..."coffee with friends" if you will. <BR> This will be ongoing..all year... <BR> Some of my best "therapy sessions" are experienced with my friends this way. <BR> Looking forward to the coming conversations! Tue, 3 Dec 2013 13:37:09 EST November Activity Minutes Nov 1: walking from tracker--85 <BR> Nov 2: walking from tracker--119---lots of housework and several short doggie walks really adds up <em>334</em> <BR> November 3: walking from tracker--73 <BR> November 4: walking from tracker--93 <BR> November 5: walking from tracker--71 Wed, 6 Nov 2013 13:27:33 EST November News Happy November Quad Citians! <BR> Hope you are off to a good start. Looking forward to the weekend and getting lots down around the house and yard:) Fri, 1 Nov 2013 13:10:57 EST Off in October Hello everyone, I am so sorry that I did not start this earlier. I have been so busy trying to plan another trip but this one is a longer one and it is going to be during Christmas so I have a lot to do. Thank you Judy for the topic idea. I want to start thinking of the topic for November so if anyone has any ideas post them in this topic and we will narrow it down. Since no one has really been posting this month Judy suggested our topic for October of "Off in October". Hope everyone is havin... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 08:28:12 EST IS THIS TEAM STILL ACTIVE?? New to Sparkpeople. Looking for support. I'm having a really hard time finding the motivation to take those 1st steps. One would think that the desire to feel better would be motivation enough, but apparently it's not. I am beyond depressed with my life right now. I was laid off in January and the weight has slowly been packing on. My social anxiety is worsening and I'm afraid of becoming agoraphobic again. I have no friends. The only family I have are my kids ....who both live in out of stat... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 16:10:28 EST SAILING THROUGH SEPTEMBER <em>465</em> Well here we are already into the fall season and still fighting heat and drought. At least we are able to get outside as well as sleep better during these cool nights. By morning I'm searching for the covers and don't want to get out of bed. Fri, 6 Sep 2013 11:56:47 EST Sailing Through September I don't know if I'm doing this right, but I thought it would be nice to have a September check-in topic to use. Hope you're all doing alright! I'm okay, and happy that I have not gained more than 1 pound through my vacation and the following week. Now I've got to lose it! Thu, 5 Sep 2013 14:25:13 EST New Guy Here..Hello All Well hello fellow Quad-Citians. I am a 38yr old male. I recently lost 230 lbs...I got divorced. :) Ok well that wasn't nice I suppose, but yeah I am recently divorced and am trying to get my life back on track. <BR> I first started a page when I was 35, but since that time I had a heart attack at age 36, and was doing 22 credit hours a semester in college to earn 3 degrees in two years. Having the heart attack added an extra semester for me but I graduated in 2012 with 3 degrees in IT. At any... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 13:43:05 EST Ambitious August Hello Team! It is August 1st, 2013 and this year has just flew by. Our weather has been beautiful and is a great time to get out and be active. I hope everyone is having a great week. I know that some of you have kids and they are starting school. Some are starting today and other will start next week. I hope that everyone can stay on track with their journey of eating right and getting healthy. I have been walking everyday around my neighborhood as long as it is not raining. Can't wait to he... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 11:16:34 EST 8 glasses a day challenge Hi, <BR> <BR> <BR> How do I add the water I have drank to the challenge page? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mary T. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 01:35:07 EST JAMMIN' THROUGH JULY Hey! It's July already. Summer is sliding along here in the Quad Cities. My granddaughter is already anticipating the first day of second grade, which begins on August 1. As a child, I remember summer being eternal, but she has hardly had time to enjoy the laziness of summer days because of scheduled activities. One day we actually laid in our hammock looking at cloud pictures in the sky, which I loved doing as a child. That lasted for about 10 minutes when she began seeing things I ha... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:26:51 EST Jabbering Through June 2013 Judy--glad your party went so well--I do grad party number two a year from now :) <BR> Have gotten so much planting/weeding done this past week, and I love it--the gnats are terrible tho! <BR> Helped my next door widowed neighbor plant flowers yesterday and visited with her--she is so sweet! Tue, 4 Jun 2013 15:17:45 EST May Mumblings 2013 The warm weather is what I've been wishing for --for weeks, but my goodness, it got really warm in a hurry--hard to get used to it that way. Wed, 1 May 2013 11:39:05 EST April Air 2013 I love how the beginning of April has been so sunny! I wish it was a bit warmer, and I'm looking forward to 70's weather...working in the garden/yard---summer break (working for school is so great!) Wed, 3 Apr 2013 14:54:29 EST March Manifesto 2013 I hope March is off to a good start for everyone! I've been pleased with the scale and my habits so far--today I have just had a sugar binge this afternoon...but those things happen from time, and I will (have already) track it and move on. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:08:55 EST Another Hello From Davenport Hi! I looked over the Forums and don't see any posts since April 2012! I hope some of you, or new people, are still out there! I didn't know the team existed until today. Maybe I'll hear from someone! Have a great Sunday! Sun, 17 Feb 2013 16:36:21 EST February 2013 Chatter 2/6 <BR> I've had kids home sick the last few days. Busy at work--skipped the Y on Monday, and I'll trade it in tonight for a walk around the local Farm and Home Show at the county fairgrounds tonight. Decided to switch up my meals/food choices a bit--was starting to feel a bit bored, and maybe that will help me shake the 3 pounds that seem to be following me around the last month that I hadn't seen in 9 months previously. Today is my best girlfriend's Birthday! <BR> Have a great day, ever... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 10:46:04 EST January 2013 Check-In 1/1 <BR> Not having a great day. Had a wonderful meal with some fantastic friends last night to bring in the new year. I needed them and their support so much, and the brought it! I am very grateful for them. I'm hoping God will bring me the answers and opportunity I need to help me to figure out things that have me in a funk the last while. <BR> Have a great day everyone! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:20:59 EST December 2012 Check-ins 12/1 <BR> It's late in the day for a check-in, but I've been busy since I got up...cleaned and organized my bedroom and its closet...feels so good to have it done! Have a big box for goodwill too. Found a few of my bigger tops at the bottom of my closet that had fallen off and gotten lost in the depths that missed their weed-out long ago :) <BR> Hope everyone is starting off December on a great note! Sat, 1 Dec 2012 18:05:42 EST 11/29 Check-in After the guitar shopping last night, I brought home pizzas from Papa Murphy's to feed my family...stayed pretty close to range- except that the sodium is presumably thru the roof...had another small gain this morning- no doubt from sodium induced fluid retention. I could feel it in my hands before I even went to bed last night. Lots of water today to flush it out! Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:21:33 EST 11/28 Check-in Weight is doing fine- staying within my range, but I'm not getting in my exercise as often as I would like. I've been remaining active in general, but I'm missing my planned exercise- not enough though apparently to actually make it happen :) <BR> On a quest tonight after work to find my oldest son a guitar for Christmas/20th Birthday present...(heading to Music-Go-Round) he's going along to try them out and help with the decision. Hope it goes well we find something that he truly loves- he... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:44:01 EST 11/26 Check-in Had a great weekend! Lots of activity on Saturday- spent some time relaxing on Sunday. Weight gain from Thursday (3 lb) is creeping back down <em>104</em> <BR> Got a new computer at my work station over the break too! Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:12:01 EST 11/23 Check-in The food yesterday was so good! I overindulged- but right back on track today. Three pound gain overnight- quite eye-opening. Blows my mind to think that once upon a time I ate like I did yesterday at least once a week-sounds like a perfect recipe for steady gain- no wonder. <BR> <BR> Shopping today- lots of walking- time enjoyed with my two best friends- it will be great! More wood cutting tomorrow is on the agenda too. Have a great day! Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:09:29 EST 11/20 Check-in I have all my menu items figured out for Thanksgiving at my mom's--did my shopping yesterday, and I'm so glad I did. Store wasn't too crazy, and if I'd waited til tonight, I'd end up waiting til tomorrow-(and that won't work, because I have plans to spend the day burning lots of calories helping my BF cut firewood......), because my youngest has a chorus concert tonight that I wasn't thinking about when I planned out my tasks :) Whoops... <BR> <BR> Have a great holiday last day... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:42:55 EST 11/19 Check-in What a great weekend! Took my youngest son and my nephew to see Lincoln on Saturday. It was a good movie, although it kind of bummed me out to spend 3 hours in the middle of a beautiful Fall Saturday in a theater...had to work with the time I have my son though :) <BR> Dinner (pre-thanksgiving kind of..) at my parent's house on Sunday. <BR> Accidentally left my phone at my BF's house last night, so I'm without it, and expecting to hear from family on surgery my uncle may have today (if no... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:30:55 EST 11/15 Check-in Great day food-wise yesterday- I even had pizza...although I'm definitely to the point in my life where that's not really the treat it once was. I prefer "cleaner" food choices, and I'm definitely more satisfied with a plate of veggies, lean protein and whole grain. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the weekend- might take my son to see Lincoln- we'll see what our schedule allows for- we have lots of leaves to rake for his class fund raiser:) Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:22:04 EST 11/14 Check-in Scale is dropping back down again...I'm glad to see that. I was not over goal, but I have been wanting to shift my goal downward about 3 pounds, and it seems to be headed there. Great day yesterday! Scheduled for a family portrait at church parish directories! I'm pretty excited about it, and all of my kids will be there..even the older one who has moved out! Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:53:34 EST 11/13 Check-in Stayed well within range yesterday- but forgot to get on scale this morning :( oh well-had Chinese with my youngest son for supper last night (date night), so the extra sodium probably would have resulted in a water-retention gain usually does. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the nice weather we have ahead of us for the week. I volunteered my 8th grade son and I to rake leaves this weekend for a fund raising project for his class field trip at the end of the school year. He hasn't... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:57:13 EST 11/12 Check-in Goodmorning, team! <BR> Had a great weekend! Nothing too exciting, just overall- good. <BR> Got a morning walk through the woods in yesterday morning before that rain came. Helped OH put up a new ceiling fan...two more to go. He has the day off today for Veterans Day, and I think he may be tackling another one. <BR> Thank you to all veterans out there! <BR> Have a great day and week! Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:23:16 EST 11/9 Check-in Looks like it's going to be a beautiful day! So glad it's Friday! I have a potentially active weekend planned. My boyfriend took a vacation day to cut firewood, and it's a beautiful day for it! I wish I could be out there helping him. I love being outside this time of year, and any excuse to be active and productive at the same time is always good! <BR> Going to the play on Saturday that the high school I work for is putting on- it should be good. <BR> Have a great day and weekend, eve... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 10:35:14 EST November QC area Outdoor Active Events Saturday evening, November 24, is the Annual Symphony of Lights 5K run walk in Clinton. Wednesday is the family Fun Walk. Here's the link for more info: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> The 1M and 5M Turkey Trot sponsored by the Scott County YMCA is Thanksgiving morning at 8:30 AM. Here's the link to that event: <BR> <link><BR>unty-ymca-turkey-trot </link> <BR> <BR> If you are aware of any other events for November, please ... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 11:22:39 EST Quad City Air Show Any one else looking forward to the Quad City Air Show this weekend? I know I am! I'm lucky enough to work for a company that is located directly in the fly path. They are allowing employees to park and watch from our parking lot. I've never seen a show like this before, so I'm very excited! I know that it's definitely going to be loud. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:57:56 EST Advocare 24-day Challenge Hello Everyone, <BR> I am starting a new program and want to share it with anyone that is interested. It is a health and wellness program, that also helps you lose weight with all natural products. It is called Advocare. If you would like more information about it let me know and I will get you in touch with my advisor. She is awesome and will work with you to get you where you want to be. Let me know as soon as possible so that we can get you started and help you reach your goals. <BR> ... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:32:52 EST August 2012 We are going to focus on how many calories you can burn this month. Let's see how many pounds we can lose as a team based on how many calories the team burns. <BR> <BR> Use the following template and just edit your original post: <BR> <BR> Week 1 (August 1-4): <BR> Week 2 (August 5-11): <BR> Week 3 (August 12-18): <BR> Week 4 (August 19-25): <BR> Week 5 (August 26-31): <BR> Total Calories: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 3 Aug 2012 08:45:33 EST Bix Hi! Did anyone participate in the Bix this year? Or any other race? Fri, 3 Aug 2012 08:43:38 EST July 2012 Challenge I am so sorry that I have not been on here to post and keep the team active. I have been sick and not feeling well for about 2 weeks not and therefore have not been getting online. I will be doing better as I am trying to get more people envolved with the team. I think we should set an exercise minutes goal. Maybe 90 minutes a week for July. That's 3 days a week at 30 min. or however you would want to break it up I think that is a reasonable amount. I know that it has been very hot in our are... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 08:17:30 EST Is anybody planting a garden this spring? I've got seeds started inside. Can't wait to get things planted! Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:26:30 EST Goal Ideas for May I am asking you to help me to come up with a team goals for May. List any ideas you have. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your help, <BR> <BR> Team Leader <BR> JJ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:23:24 EST Ideas for New Team Name Hello Team! <BR> <BR> Since I have become the new team leader, I have been going through the forum and I have been talking to some people and I think I should rename the team page. Please tell me what you think as it is your team too. If you think it is a good idea to change the name, please give your suggestions. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your thoughts and ideas, <BR> <BR> Your team leader, <BR> <BR> JJ Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:46:10 EST New Team Leader Hello to everyone on this team. I am the new team leader and I will try to learn everything that I need to do on here. I would like to invite everyone to reintroduce themselves so that I may get to know each of you. Hope to hear from you soon. <BR> <BR> JJ Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:48:21 EST Hi everyone! My name is Beckie and I live in Bettendorf, IA. I am married and have four children in the house all teenagers! I joined Spark people in 2008 but I haven't really used the website that much. I was a member of Weight Watchers but just discontinued my membership this month. I like the program but I really don't have the money for it anymore. So far I have lost 25lbs on the program and know that I can't do this by myself I need support so I thought this would be the perfect place for me! I ... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 10:59:45 EST February 2012 Support Challenge We have 29 days in February this year, and we're going to make it count. Wherever we are on our journey toward health, we are here to support each other. Here is the plan: <BR> <BR> 1. Commit to the number of minutes you will exercise this month and share with the group. Report each day how many minutes you exercised and what you did. (You decide what counts for you as far as exercise.) <BR> <BR> 2. Track your calories each day and share with the group at the end of the day how you did. (I... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 00:06:25 EST Quad City Parrot Heads Is there anyone on this team that belongs to the Quad City Parrot Heads? Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:03:45 EST GOALS FOR 2012 Hey Quad City Sparkers! Will this be the year we get this team together and support one another?? I hope so. Let's list our goals, so we can help one another reach them. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 00:18:45 EST What Are Your Goals for the Week? Let's take the time to share what are goals are each week. Sun, 23 Oct 2011 23:27:36 EST Getting to Know Each Other (Again)! Hello! I started this sticky topic so we can all get to know each other. This team has been dormant for some time, and I know there are some of us who are still active on the site. So let's introduce ourselves. You can share anything you'd like! Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:20:15 EST BIX Anyone doing bix tomorrow besides me??? <BR> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:28:28 EST Anyone Want to Have a Little Spark Meetup? I know this board is mostly dead, but I am wondering if anyone wants to have a little Spark get together. We could get together some day or night for a group picnic or a walk or something fun. Losing weight is hard, and I'd like to have a local support network. Is anyone else interested? Sun, 19 Jun 2011 19:04:46 EST Looking for a work out partner... Hey Everyone, <BR> I'm looking for someone to walk/run or bike with. I am really out of shape though and I have never been able to run even as a kid. So it would be more like wogging? Walking/jogging? I have a membership @ the YMCA in Moline I just haven't actually shown up there in over a year. If anyone wants someone to work out with plz let me know!! Since my mom died last year I have been so depressed and been on a sort of "I just dont care" type spree. I have actually doubled my ... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:10:33 EST Looking to make some friends in the QC! My name is Kathryn and I'm 24.I've been apart of spark for about 4-5 months now and I've lost a total of 74 pounds. I live in Moline with my Fiancee and our 2 kids(2 and 4). We moved here about 6 years ago but because of the weight I've never taken the time to get out and go look for new friends to hang out with or chat with. We are getting married Aug 6th 2011, so I have a huge motivation to lose weight, but I've also been "sparking" my family to lose the weight too! Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:24:31 EST From Bettendorf, needing a workout partner!! I'm not new to the Quad Cities or to Sparkpeople! :) I just joined Anytime Fitness and I really need a gym buddy! Is anyone here a member at that gym, or does anyone just need a walking buddy? I'm a big girl and I need help with motivation. I'm a happy person, I love to laugh and talk, and I'm hoping I can find someone I can bond with while we work out and become healthier together!! :) Can't wait to get some responses!!! :) Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:19:36 EST How YOU doin'? If you are doing GREAT and want to brag... post it here. <BR> If you are feeling down and need support... post it here. <BR> If you are celebrating a special day and want to share... post it here. <BR> If you just want to say hi, offer a shoulder, a cheer or a hug... <BR> <BR> Post it here! <BR> <BR> Let's get Sparked in the Quad Cities! <BR> <BR> Joyce Tue, 15 Feb 2011 08:43:40 EST Hello from Bettendorf! Hello QC, <BR> I'm Erin from Bettendorf. I have a sparkpage I'm having so much fun communicating with other sparkbuddies and learning on SP and would love to meet other sparkbuddies. Any and all encouragement, prayers & advice and just plain friends with similar interests would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> <BR> Erin - EV1959 <BR> Sun, 6 Feb 2011 21:54:36 EST Spring 2011 Challenge! With all the winter weather we've been having and drifts of snow everywhere we look it might be hard to believe but.... <BR> <BR> The first day of spring is just 6 WEEKS AWAY!!! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> So, Sparked in the QCs team, how about we challenge ourselves over these last weeks of winter. <BR> <BR> 1. It would be terrific to get this team page jumping. So I challenge you to jump in and po... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 19:46:32 EST Hundred Push Ups! That sounds daunting right...not true! Its a program that works you up to that. Its awesome, there is a logger that you can use or use facebook to keep track. <BR> <BR> I'm just finished week two. I did 65 pushups last night in about 6 minutes!! Talk about feeling strong!!! <BR> <BR> Check it out! <BR> They have other challenges too - like squats, situps and pull ups - I have not tried those!! <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:00:19 EST New leader(s) needed! Hey QC Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I recently moved from Clinton up to Cedar Falls for grad school, and due to school and everything going on, I need to step down as leader of this team. If anyone would like to become the new leader, I'll get you set up. If you have any questions about being a team leader, feel free to ask and I'll try to answer them for you. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 18:54:33 EST Hello from Davenport Introducing myself to the group. I live in Davenport, member of the Y. I try going every morning before work. <BR> <BR> I am also interested in joining some of the free excercise programs at the Y. <BR> <BR> I am 53, single and well the weight is on me. I know its my fault. But now I am doing something about it! <BR> <BR> I want to lose weight, firm up, my daughter is getting married in 2 years in Jamiaica. Going to look great! <BR> <BR> I work in the manufacturing field as a Quality ... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 13:09:27 EST Live Healthy Iowa Did anyone else join the 100 day challenge? <BR> <BR> I am captain of my work team. I'm pretty excited to movtivate others!! Sat, 22 Jan 2011 12:02:19 EST walk/runs and biking I looking forward to the weather changing. Anyone do local walk.runs and/or biking? Also, would like to start hiking and thought about checking out a climbing wall? Sun, 16 Jan 2011 18:14:27 EST Not big on challenges but looking for slimming pal If you live in the Davenport, Iowa area and have been wanting to start eating low-glycemic, please let me know. I would like to walk step-by-step with another lady who is doing this, so we can help each other stay on track. <BR> <BR> It's been a long while but I am back now and going to get back on my low-glycemic diet so I can lose weight 2nd wedding! Yes, I got divorced from a man of 23 years marriage and am now engaged to my wonderful mexican man, getting married i... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:09:42 EST Hello from Clinton Iowa Hello, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hi and see if anyone is around. I just started up spark people again, I've used it in the past and also tried WW several times. This time I have the support of my amazing fiancee, I moved to Iowa to be with him, I am originally from Pennsylvania. Anyways I'd love to get some friend in the area, I don't know anyone. <BR> <BR> <BR> Rebecca Tue, 4 Jan 2011 14:05:35 EST Hello from Mercer County Hello Quad Cities! <BR> <BR> I joined the team yesterday, but I originally joined SP last year. I finally got myself together this fall and really put my back into it. I'm pretty pleased with my progress so far. There are so many supportive people here and it's really helped with my motivation. <BR> <BR> I thought it would be nice to find some local sparkers though. I live South of the QCA near Aledo. Anyone out my way? <BR> <BR> Have a Healthy Thanksgiving! Wed, 24 Nov 2010 09:51:16 EST what's your plan for winter? I have been watching the weather forecast and it looks like weather will be turning soon. <BR> <BR> So far I have been exercising by walking outside, but I don't yet have a plan for when the colder weather starts (ice and snow). <BR> <BR> My goal is to have a gym membership next week hopefully. <BR> <BR> Are there any good indoor places to walk or jog for free in the QCA? Sun, 7 Nov 2010 11:34:10 EST hi! I'm happy to see that our area has a team! I live in Davenport. I'm in my 20s and looking to lose 130 lbs to reach a healthy BMI. I am being tested for polycystic ovary syndrome, and from my flurry of research since my first chat with the doctor it sounds like weight loss is rough for those who have PCOS. I am not willing to let that discourage me! <BR> <BR> I am a healthy eater - mostly vegetarian, whole food. I like to make my food from scratch - whole wheat bread, meals, desserts, ... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 00:42:19 EST It's a small world While at a garage sale today I talked to a lady who just got back from the beach in N.C. where we are going in a couple of weeks. My friend in N.C. told me today she saw a guy at the beach with a Harris Pizza Davenport on. What a small world. If we all work together we can accomplish great works. Have a great day! Sat, 21 Aug 2010 23:20:44 EST New to the team in Davenport I am so glad to have found the Sparked in the QC's team! I have been on SP since October, and I just love this site. Anyone need a spark buddy? Let me know. Sun, 25 Jul 2010 20:01:15 EST Please consider this 5k race in the QC! I posted this on Facebook and I want to post it here too. <BR> <BR> To my Quad Cities and surrounding area running and walking friends...PLEASE consider running or walking in the Adoption Option 5k June 26 in Coal Valley! The proceeds go to a great cause and I have included a link to an awesome article regarding this event. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p?id=496761 </link> <BR> <BR> You can register here: <BR> <BR> <link> </link... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 14:45:25 EST Sorry abaout it! I am sorry to do this again after the plans try to <BR> make but beyond any good reason is we had a tragic <BR> death in the family and not able to come. We unsure <BR> the real reason but probably never will,one of my <BR> cousin's step-daughter took her own life with a 22 <BR> yesterday.15 years old and a bright future ahead. <BR> It hard for my niece to understand in fact most of her cousins that age are taking it hard,shock so <BR> we can either plan for the end of the month or a <BR> sim... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 16:43:58 EST Hey There Picnic Time! Yes it's almost time for our picnic this weekend <BR> and hope alot can come out to West Lake to meet <BR> some team members.The Sunday 13th, yep this and <BR> i know it's hard to make plans for that day but <BR> i will be off and out of Clark's by 2:00 so i <BR> think after that i can head out that way to save <BR> out spot unless someone can do that.Direction's <BR> as simple as i could possibly write them down & <BR> not confuse everybody.If coming from DAVENPORT <BR> traveling Highway 22,... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 14:30:45 EST Old is New Again in Muscatine Hello Everyone. My name is Rosy. I'm 40 and live in Muscatine. I first joined Spark in 2008 and in 6 months reached my goal weight of 125 pounds. As you can imagine, I was ECSTATIC!! Then I made the mistake of thinking I had done it. I was done working hard. Well, today I am three pounds lighter than where I started :( <BR> <BR> I'm really hoping getting back on here will help me remember what I need to do to stay healthy. The one thing I remember that helped me the most is a support group... Mon, 31 May 2010 21:51:42 EST New in Clinton Its good to see people from my area on here! I am going at it...again. This time, its for me. I have battled weight loss for a long time. I have done it for many reasons but not for me to simply be healthy and happy. Thu, 27 May 2010 00:28:48 EST Hi everyone from Colona was on this team early last year but left because there was hardly ever any new posts decided to come back and give it another try <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Thu, 13 May 2010 12:28:44 EST Picnic RSVP If you would like to attend the picnic on June 12th at Noon, please leave a short message here! Let us know how many people might be coming with you, so we can keep an accurate head count for food & such. <BR> <BR> I'm planning to attend. Currently it'll just be me, but I might try to bring a Sparkfriend or two. <BR> <BR> <em>191</em> <em>213</em> Sat, 8 May 2010 10:51:26 EST New member from Davenport Hello, my name is Michael. <BR> I am 35, and really here to look for some motivation, and meet others to either chat with or hook up and walk/run, workout with. Most people when they look at me don't think I am overweight, but I fluctuate greatly between 200-210. I want to get down to 175-180 and be "ripped". I want the body I had when I was a 20something. Other then my outside body looking better, I really want to quit smoking and get my cardio up because it is absolutely terrible. You ... Fri, 7 May 2010 06:15:11 EST YES YES YES!!!! So glad to find a Quad Cities Spark group!!! <BR> <BR> I'm Deb, a 9 day old newbie! I've officially started my weight loss journey since Jan 11 of this year. I've lost 18 lbs so far!! <BR> <BR> Since I've joined Spark, the needle hasn't moved any, but that is ok. I've spend this past week playing on the site and getting a feel for it. Now I'm ready to use the helpful tools and continue on my weightloss journey. <BR> <BR> Looking for online friends to help motivate each other (can never... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 07:43:20 EST Newbi here Hi all, I am Charlotte from Davenport. I am looking to lose about 10#. I have lost 40# 2 years ago and have gained about 5 back. Need to get back on track. Sat, 24 Apr 2010 01:23:04 EST I'm new here... Hi there! <BR> <BR> I am technically from Macomb, but went to college and graduate school in the Quad Cities. And I am up there all the time visiting friends, shopping, seeing the sights. I have just finished my first week and it has been a success...YAY! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the new week. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 11:15:29 EST Hi There, Picnic Time? Okay the last time we planned on this it <BR> fell thru but maybe with a earlier head <BR> start we can try again. So how about it <BR> sound okay with everyone?We can plan on <BR> the first week of May or June out to West <BR> Lake. I think it be great to be able to <BR> meet some of our local team-mates.Please <BR> let me what ya think on this here or my <BR> page. Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:39:50 EST Hello, I'm brand new to spark people I just signed up last night and I am so glad to see a QC forum. I live in Coal Valley and I wish everyone the best. <em>220</em> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 08:44:46 EST Keeping Active (& Warm) During the Winter How have you been keeping active and warm during these rough winter months? <BR> <BR> It looks live we've got another system heading our way! Unless you're luckily enough to relocate somewhere warmer for the winter, you've probably had to deal with trying to keep up your fitness activity of choice while being snowed-in or feeling too cold to go outside. <BR> <BR> Personally, I can't stand being on the treadmill longer than about 30 minutes, so I've been using SP's cardio videos and FitTV to... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 18:11:36 EST Brrry Scurry 2010 Is anyone else doing the Brrry Scurry in Clinton this weekend? It's a 4 mile run/walk on a flat course starting at Clinton Community College (CCC). I think you can register up till the start of the race at Noon on Saturday, February 5th. The cost is $25, but you get a long-sleeve teck shirt and free entry into the post-race party. <BR> <BR> I'm running it for the first time this year, but I've heard it's a lot of fun. And the weather is supposed to be sunny and in the 30s, so that shou... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:54:56 EST Which SP Challenges Do You Participate In? In an effort to make this group more active, I'm wondering if there are certain types of SP challenges that our members like to participate in? For example, in January I did the Spark Your Body Bootcamp, and this month I'm doing the Official Healthy Heart Challenge. <BR> <BR> If there are a lot of people in this group who like these types of challenges that provide daily exercise routines and/or weekly challenges, perhaps we can make a challenge specific to our group. Or maybe we should ... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:46:36 EST New to the QC team. Hello all! I thought I would introduce myself in anticipation of this becoming a more active group <em>30</em> <BR> I'm Jen, and I live between the QC and Galesburg. I grew up in this area and have a love/hate relationship with it (especially in the winter LOL). <BR> <BR> I'm a 36 year old mom to two great kids - my son is 12, and my daughter is 10. I've been married to the greatest husband for almost 15 years. <BR> <BR> I've been working on getting fit for quite a while now. I lost 75 l... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 11:14:07 EST Downtown Davenport Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> I was just about ready to start a group for downtown Davenport when I found this team. Our Scott Community College wellness committee met to try to find an idea for increasing the fitness levels of our faculty, staff, and students. Our Kahl Educational Center Campus is in downtown Davenport, and is located in the 10-story Kahl building. That's some built-in stair exercises right there! <BR> <BR> If you have any ideas on how we might get more of our people active i... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 07:46:49 EST What's Your Challenge for 2010? What's something on your calendar that you're pushing toward this year? <BR> <BR> For me, it's the QC Triathlon in June - 600yd swim, 15mi bike, and 5K (3.1mi) run. I've done each of these activities at different times, but never all at once. I'm really excited though! <BR> <BR> I might also make my Bix debut this year. My parents have done it for a long time, but I've never been a runner until this year, and now they're egging me on to sign up for it. I'm involved with the Showboat Th... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:38:01 EST Which Gym Do You Use? Which gym do you all go to? It might be nice to find out if fellow Sparkers go to the same gym as you! I go to Life Fitness Center in Bettendorf. Fri, 8 Jan 2010 10:20:23 EST Asking for a new leader FROM the leader I know several members of this Spark team has been wanting this team to be more active. Awhile ago, I volunteered to take over because no one was leading. Well, since then I have been up to my eyeballs leading a Spark Biggest Loser Challenge team. It has taken up alot of my time and consequently this team has been at a standstill. I am so sorry about that. <BR> <BR> Is there someone who would be willing to take over the leadership role? The other leader is non-existent so its been just me an... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 21:50:25 EST touchin base with ya'll for the new year I'm at about 193 lbs now, from where I was back in Aug at 212 lbs! I feel so much better , blood pressure is back to normal, and no more icky heart tests either! <BR> <BR> recently, my husband and I started a new website for marriage and relationships. Please go visit it and get a free report that could give you valuable tips to help your marriage or send it to someone whom you believe it will help. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Keepin it real is the deal for 2010 Mon, 4 Jan 2010 09:06:57 EST QC Triathlon Today I registered for the QC Triathlon in June 2010. It's a sprint distance - 600 yard swim, 15 mile bike, and 3.1 mile (5K) run. <BR> <BR> This will be my first triathlon ever, so I was wondering if anyone in this group has done the QC tri, or any other tri for that matter, and has any advice to offer. I'm really excited and ready for the challenge, even though it's still 6 months away! Tue, 1 Dec 2009 23:01:30 EST QC group not so active?? Well, time to get back on the wagon. I just can't find my perfect team, though. I know I need to make some changes - diet, exercise, body... so I guess my age-group is as good a team as any! :) <BR> <BR> Got married this summer...relaxed and quit paying attention to or caring what I ate... and lo and behold... my pants don't fit! <BR> <BR> So, time to eat healthier. Time to exercise (now that it's getting cold, of course). I have the Slim in 6 series, think I'll start with those and cardi... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 23:39:28 EST Any 5K's or walking events coming up in our area? Are there any race or walk events coming up in our are that you participating in? Right now there is a Walk for Life event September 19 that I am seriously considering. <BR> <BR> Then on October 24 I will be participating in the Des Moines Race for the Cure with my daughter. We do it for my Mom who past away in 2008 from breast cancer. This will be the first year that I will actually PARTICPATE in the race and will be 5K #2 for me. <BR> <BR> Anyone thinking about other races or walks? Sun, 30 Aug 2009 10:51:25 EST WELCOME TO THE TEAM! HI HIPPIESUE and <em>235</em> to the team! Tell us a little about yourself! I see your page must still be under construction since I couldn't get on to welcome you there! Again, welcome to the team! Kylie <em>213</em> Wed, 12 Aug 2009 09:44:39 EST Hi I'm Tammy! Hello; <BR> I'm Tammy from Anguilla, but Davenport has been my home for the past three years. I'm a single mom of 1, a 10 y.o girl. <BR> I'm looking to join with other sparkers in the QC as we work together to reach that common goal. Wed, 5 Aug 2009 16:33:18 EST New to SP Hi! <em>213</em> <BR> I'm Jo from Davenport. I'm a middle-aged woman who is finally getting serious about needing to become healthier, stronger, more flexible - thus happier. <BR> I've been quite sedentary for the past three years and am determined to make some changes. <BR> Although I'm beginning slowly, I have begun. My mind has been the first to get into it, and the body will follow. <BR> Thanks for being there for me, for your guidance and support. Hugs! Thu, 30 Jul 2009 04:02:00 EST Who's doing the BIX?? Uuuuuum, is anyone else super excited about running/walking the Bix?? Thu, 9 Jul 2009 02:01:44 EST Hello! :-) I graduated from Augie in May '08 then moved to the Iowa side of the river. (Originally from Steamboat Springs, CO). I work as a Para Educator in the Bettendorf school district. <BR> <BR> I'm just looking to live a more healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> ...Also getting SUPER excited to run the Bix in a few weeks!! Thu, 9 Jul 2009 01:40:58 EST SORRY GANG! I am sorry gang but canceling the picnic over <BR> the weekend. Have a few problems here that is <BR> not going away and to be fixed so it's best to <BR> let all you know before it gets too late.May- <BR> be another time we can try again. <BR> Tue, 7 Jul 2009 08:46:11 EST Hi from Laura in Rock Island! Thanks to Joetta for telling me about the QC Sparkpeople Team! It's always wonderful to meet other like-minded people from around the area. <BR> <BR> I'm a mom of 4, homeschooling my 15 year old, helping to raise my grandaughter (age 14 months), and busy with Church, full-time online college, and just life in general. <BR> <BR> I have about 50 lbs to go on my weight plan. I was using a low-glycemic plan and went from 206-190lbs quickly. I'm at a bit of a standstill but have incorporated ... Sat, 4 Jul 2009 14:58:26 EST Picnic Discussion I've had a lot of response to the picnic in my sparkmails. I'm advising everyone to join. This way you can come here and see what we need in food, entertainment, where it will be held, parking issues, times, etc. <BR> <BR> I've also put in a request for some SP banners and flyers. Maybe someone has an in with the newspapers or even a TV station? Its just a thought?? <BR> <BR> I believe this is going to be one BIG FUN SP get together!!! <em>244</em> <em>252</em> Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:14:42 EST Sign Up For The Picnic! Okay after the big goof on the day and we <BR> will try for the 11th of July with either <BR> a rain or shine! Lord help us all,lol.Now <BR> what does sound good to everyone? I will <BR> try to supply the hamburger and hot dogs <BR> if allowed at the park,i'll check it out <BR> before the date then how's meeting at the <BR> fountion?Thanks to my cohort in crime of <BR> calling a few of the members here, bless <BR> ya my friend. <BR> <BR> Cowardlylion59-hamburger & hot dogs <BR> <em>67</em>... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 14:01:35 EST I want to invite you to my church for Easter... Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to invite you to my church for Easter... if you don't have a church and are wanting to go on Easter Sunday, please come visit Grace Baptist Church, Moline, IL... We are just off of John Deere Road on 53rd Street. Please let me know when you come that you are from SparkPeople... I think it would be so cool to meet someone from SparkPeople!! Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:51:00 EST Join Me in the MS Walk May 9th It's free, but you are encouraged to pledge and get pledges. I started a QC SparkPeople team on there. This is a cause that is important to me because my father in law has MS. Here is the link for more info. <BR> <BR><BR>e/TR/Walk/NTHWalkEvents?fr_id=10357&pg<BR>=entry Fri, 27 Mar 2009 23:20:05 EST St Paddy Day! Hey anyone from the Davenport area, going to <BR> the parade next week? I am going to try my <BR> niece is marching in it with her ROTC outfit <BR> maybe will see ya there. Sat, 7 Mar 2009 13:52:56 EST Hello - new to the team Hello everyone. I am new to the team and am looking forward to talking with people with the same goals (lose weight/be healthy). Looking for someone to motivate me and that I can motivate and be accountable to. <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:36:01 EST I am preparing for the Bix, anyone else up to it?? I know it is a long way off... but I would like to see if anyone else is interested in preparing for the Bix. I have lived here for 10 years... but only watched it on TV... anyone else planning on it, or willing to make it a goal for this year?? Mon, 9 Feb 2009 20:16:46 EST Water Aerobics I signed up to take a shallow water aerobics class through E. Iowa Community College's continuing education class. It's $28 for a class that meets two times a week (monday and wednesday) from 8:15-9:05. If anyone else has signed up, just let me know. I'd love to know someone in the class!! Thu, 5 Feb 2009 09:36:51 EST A 20 Day Challenge! Okay girls who up to a challenges? I have going <BR> on with a another team and sounds like a good <BR> one to try here. <BR> <BR> <BR> First put away the scale! <BR> for the next 20 days your focus is on being <BR> healthy and not worry so much about it for <BR> the time being. It's not say you won't lose the <BR> weight or that you shouldn't try.. however <BR> the big focus of this challenge is on the <BR> daily accomplishments. Taking some the time <BR> away your weight loss goals maybe... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 13:07:43 EST New Month A Coming!! Okay girls let's hear how things are going with <BR> you these days. What's happening? Starting <BR> any new resolutions or trying harder to do <BR> a step up on a old one? I'm working at the <BR> nerve to go to the Zumba dance class at the <BR> Y, if when they start on a day that i can <BR> make it! Hear it's great fun. Sat, 31 Jan 2009 17:55:20 EST Why can't I exercise when my hubby is home???? I am so off track right now it isn't even funny. My hubby has been home since 12/22. He doesn't go back to work until 1/5. I can't wait til then so I can do some of my workout DVD's. I may have to get up at 6am a few days this week and do some. The pool at the YWCA is out of service until 1/18 an has been since around thanksgiving. I can't wait for it to be back up. But until then I need to figure out how to do my workout DVD's while hubby is home. Mon, 29 Dec 2008 18:02:59 EST Okay Team! The New Year is upon us and we need <BR> a great challenge or movation to kick <BR> it off right so let's put on the caps <BR> to what we can do or any fresh idea <BR> on a old one? I have to be honest the <BR> will-power has taken a beating this <BR> Christmas holiday with all the special <BR> goodies. Glad it over with now. Time <BR> to kick things in gear and reach for <BR> those goals and recommit to them. <em>9</em> Mon, 29 Dec 2008 16:39:37 EST Hello to the team members! As you can see there is alittle change <BR> in the leaders on the team. I hope this <BR> is okay and please drop by anytime on my <BR> page or here to jot down your ideas and <BR> suggestions that will keep things fresh <BR> and interesting. I don't want us giving <BR> up. <em>213</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2008 15:36:25 EST Hello from Clinton, Iowa! I have been up from almost 2 weeks now and I just found the QC group. It was a very pleasant surprise, being that I am from Clinton! <BR> <BR> I am hoping to find someone from the Clinton area to walk with and to just help keep each other motivated. <BR> <BR> Drop me a line! Once again it is great to see this team here! Sat, 18 Oct 2008 21:37:08 EST Back at it... Hello, all. This is a call for everyone to get re-motivated with me... <BR> <BR> I have fallen off track BIG-TIME (again)! It seems like whenever I get close to mile marker 165, I completely lose it! I don't know what sort of mental block I have going on, but it messes with me every time! <BR> <BR> I have been able to keep up my progress at the gym, but I don't think I will see 165 by the end of September, as I had planned. Hopefully I'll hit it soon after that. I am back now, and need to ... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 16:01:40 EST Saying 'Hi' instead of doing work... I've been part of this group for a few months now but I haven't introduced myself yet. I'm Emily and I live north of the QCs in Clinton. I'm 22 and finishing my last semester at UNI by student teaching in the speech department at Dav. Central. <BR> <BR> I've been a member of SP since August 2006, and I'm slowly taking the weight off that I gained at the end of high school and start of college. I try to exercise a few times a week, but I'm usually busy enough that just going through my d... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 21:33:30 EST From West Liberty, IA I'm a former fitness competitor and I've just gotten comfortable with my life over the past couple years. I'm ready to beat the fat and help all of you do the same. I had a trainer for 2 years, and I have trained others. I'm here to help all of you and I hope that you guys will be there for me. I have 40 pounds to drop....but I can do it! Mon, 15 Sep 2008 19:46:57 EST Hi to the team. Hi there. I have been a member of SP since 2006 but took time off after being diagnosed with Uterine cancer. Today is the 2 year anniversary of diagnosis. I started back in with SP in January 2008 after giving my body 15 months to heal from the cancer surgery. I don't know how I missed finding this team until now. I would love to meet some local Sparkies and get together once in a while. I have had a rough 30 days. Lost my grandma 7/22 was off track for 2 weeks then hubby's grandma got sick a... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 22:20:20 EST calling all kids Children of the Corn is in town anybody else's kids go to the casting call? my middle one did and she's all hyped up about it...she's hoping to get a phone call in the next couple of weeks saying she's in Mon, 18 Aug 2008 11:24:35 EST hey y'all we're up here in the QC while my husband goes to Palmer. I'm trying to get in shape because I'm finally done having kids and I want my body back! Oh yeah, I am also going to be in my sister's wedding next May... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 22:56:32 EST EVERYONE SAFE? <em>39</em> <BR> Boy is it safe to come out from under the table <BR> yet? Buffalo got pounded hard and still trying <BR> to clean up the mess. Some are still with out <BR> power, my part of the town is restored after 12 <BR> hours!Our neighbor lost part of their roof. I <BR> everyone around came out okay. Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:28:15 EST Team Goals? We should think of some team goals to add, if you can do that, Jess? <BR> <BR> Like doing 30 minutes of cardio a day, or drinking 8 glasses of water? <BR> <BR> What do you guys thinks? Wed, 2 Jul 2008 15:02:23 EST I'm back! Hey all! <BR> I started this team over a year ago... I'm a horrible leader! I've gotten wrapped up in other things and abandoned SP for a long time! But I'm back- it's great to see some new faces in here!!! Hows everyone doing? <BR> I've lost almost 100 lbs. since October, so I'm out there running my behind off. I would still like to lose 30 more. <BR> Anyone affected by the flooding? I travel up and down the Mississippi for work...what a pain! <BR> I'm always up for new friends if someone... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:20:37 EST New to SP-QC... Hello everyone, <BR> My 1st confession is that I do not live in the QC, but this group was the closest to my location...can I stay~ please? <BR> :) <BR> <BR> I am new to SP, and just checking out all the groups! I have done well with losing weight before, if I have people to "talk" to...and I love to offer support to others! <BR> <BR> We can do this...together! <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> manateemom~ Callie Wed, 25 Jun 2008 01:19:18 EST Hi to all ya QCers Hi i'm janal and i live in colona...33yr mom of 3 15g 12g 6b and a stay at home mom Wed, 18 Jun 2008 14:36:10 EST Hope Everyone is OK! Wicked storm 6/12! Just wanted to post, make sure everyone is ok. I can't believe the storms last night! I was at my parents' house for dinner, and we weren't going to leave but had to get home to give my daughter medication for a virus she has. Their pool nearly overflowed, and the electricity went out briefly. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have problems? Fri, 13 Jun 2008 10:14:10 EST Hello! :-) & looking for a work-out buddy! Brand-new to SparkPeople today! My name is Allison, I live in Davenport and have a YMCA membership, hoping to find someone else with one, too, that would be interested in working out together! Tue, 20 May 2008 14:10:40 EST New to the team Hi everyone! I am Renee, 31 and live in Savanna. I have been a member of sparks for a few weeks and am just thrilled with the encouragment and motivation that I recieve. Long road ahead, but am looking foward to the journey. Wed, 7 May 2008 15:55:14 EST buddies! Hey I'm looking for buddies in the area still lol.. anyone else near moline? Wed, 7 May 2008 02:05:53 EST How high is the water mama? <em>41</em> <BR> How is everyone doing with the flooding <BR> situation? Buffalo only crested to 19.33ft <BR> and not over the train tracks like back <BR> in 1993 or 2000.We have little water in <BR> our restaurant's basement but luckily it <BR> not too serious right now and sump pump <BR> a working! Thu, 1 May 2008 13:52:47 EST Check-in, weigh-in! Hello, Quad City ladies! I was thinking that we should get this board up and moving! <BR> <BR> Maybe we could check in every Wednesday (or whenever you feel like you need support/need to vent), and everyone weighs in on Friday! It will help us stay accountable, and it feels really good to log a loss after working so hard all week! <BR> <BR> So what do ya say? weigh-in tomorrow? <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> ? Thu, 1 May 2008 11:41:46 EST Do people talk in this team lol? Hey I come by here and check everyday but it doesnt like theres much action going on? Anybody having any success or lack of that they want to discuss. Or just what are you doing for the weekend? ... lol.. Fri, 25 Apr 2008 02:41:01 EST Hey I'm from Moline Hello Everyone.. it took me forever but i finally found this group lol... I'm looking to losing about 60-70 lbs.. I am trying really hard lol, cut out alot of stuff. Still struggling w/ losing weight lol.. If anyones in the area I am wanting to exercise more then on my husbands schedule he works til really late at night. Joetta Fri, 18 Apr 2008 22:33:36 EST Anyone from north of QC? Hello! Just checking to see if anyone is from north of Interstate 80? Fri, 18 Apr 2008 09:41:26 EST looking for someone to work out with I am new to this area. I live in a little town of Thomson Illinois am willing to drive. I am on the mississippi river just across from clinton Iw. Have all day to do stuff while my son is in school. I keep seeing these ads for curves but i also like to swim do to back injury there's some stuff I can't do. <BR> spiritually yours closer. <em>135</em> Thu, 17 Apr 2008 20:11:24 EST Hey everybody! Just wanted to say hi! I'm new to the team, and it looks like we need to get it going again! It's been a little quiet around here. Good luck to all of you in reaching your goals! Fri, 8 Feb 2008 10:03:55 EST Hello Hi, <BR> I'm really struggling with my weight right now. I find SP to work and to be an easy avoidance, lol. <BR> I did really well losing baby weight after my first child, but after the next two its not come off at all. <BR> So, I'm trying, motivated but not like I want to be, cause I really want these extra 50 pounds gone. Thu, 31 Jan 2008 20:36:53 EST New to group I am getting married at the end of the year and I am happy to be here. Have lost about 20 pounds and have 30 more to go. Sat, 12 Jan 2008 23:45:32 EST Hi! I'm new to the group... What's up Quad Cities! <BR> <BR> I joined SP a month and a half ago, and I LOVE it! Sun, 6 Jan 2008 16:19:35 EST Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! <em>257</em> <BR> Hoping everyone is staying in where it's <BR> warmer!! Just want to say Happy Thanksgiving <BR> and take time to really give thanks for every <BR> blessings. Dont eat eat too much of Mr Tom. Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:01:58 EST How about a challenge here? <em>41</em> <BR> Hey anyone out there let get something stirred <BR> up here a new challenge or a interesting topic <BR> to talk about. let try to get everyone movatived <BR> during the holidays. Wed, 7 Nov 2007 12:35:06 EST New to the team!! Hello everyone, <BR> Just wanted to say hello to my fellow Iowans, I've been using this site for about a month and a half now. I'm originally from Clinton and currently living in Michigan serving in the United State Coast Guard as a flight mechanic on the helicopter in my picture (that's me in the door). Now lets lose some weight!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Jun 2007 14:38:23 EST Helpful tool I'm a posting queen today (I need points!) <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> A girl on one of my other teams posted this website and I thought it might help a few of you out. It is . It pulls up a google map of your area and you can trace your route to see how many miles you walk or run! I think it's so neat! <BR> <BR> Are there any avid walkers in here? I'm less-than avid, but I'm getting there! My current route is 2.65 miles and I feel pretty good about that! <BR> <BR> Wo... Fri, 8 Jun 2007 14:20:44 EST The wind was crazy!! I hope everyone is OK- <BR> Man that wind was CRAZY last night! It was really intense for less than a minute, but there is some intense damage here on the west end of Davenport! <BR> <BR> My husband and I went on an extra long walk this morning to see what the neighborhood looked like after the storm. It hardly seemed like exercise! Fri, 8 Jun 2007 12:54:55 EST Any success? What differences have you noticed since starting Spark? Any weight loss? Do you just feel better overall? <BR> <BR> I've lost 12 lbs. since April 23rd. I've got a looooong way to go. I cut my calorie intake by 50% and started walking about an hour a day! <BR> Without Spark, I wouldn't be able to do it- the calorie counter is amazing and I'm addicted to points! :) Tue, 5 Jun 2007 13:18:34 EST Hope Everyone is Ok I hope no one was injured or had property destroyed from today's tornado's. Here I was sitting in Village Inn in Bettendorf drinking coffee and I had NO idea that kind of turmoil was going on! Fri, 1 Jun 2007 23:20:55 EST How was your holiday weekend? Is it just me or are these 3-day weekends a death trap? I totally crash and burn at the cookouts. Hello baked beans and potato salad!! <BR> <BR> I did however exceed my workout goals by a ton! I was only supposed to do a 30 minute walk (I'm still fast-breaking!) on Sunday, but I did a 30 minute on Saturday, a 60 minute walk on Sunday, a 60 minute bike ride on Sunday, and a 70 minute walk today. <BR> <BR> I feel great! <BR> <BR> How was your weekend?? <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> It's g... Tue, 29 May 2007 13:20:50 EST What's your favorite restaurant in the QC? What is your favorite restaurant in the Quad Cities? My hubby and I love Bud's Skyline Inn next to the Quad Cities airport in Moline. Yum yum! Sat, 26 May 2007 22:00:21 EST Favorite healthy dinner Here's a stab at a daily post: <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you have any good recipes or ideas to share? <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 May 2007 19:03:26 EST Daily Threads? Hi everyone! Just wondering if we were planning on doing daily threads with our little group? I am willing to take on a few threads, if everyone wants to do them. Let me know! Thanks..Jessie Mon, 21 May 2007 09:36:20 EST Where is your favorite place to walk in the QC? Hey all! <BR> <BR> Where are some great places to walk (or run for you more ambitious people!)in the QCs? I love to walk in the fairgrounds- my husband and I just bought our very first home.. just a block from the Mississippi Valley Fair Grounds! Its so convenient, but even when we didn't live there I'd love to drive there because my dog loves it! The big open field in the back is great to play fetch. All the roads make for an interesting walk. I'd love to track the miles with my car--... Sun, 20 May 2007 13:15:54 EST Helloooooo? Yeah, I'm the only one here!!! <em>46</em> Thu, 17 May 2007 18:30:49 EST