SparkPeople Southern Oregon Team Messageboard This team if for all of us from the Southern Oregon area! Let's get this team going, & be there to support each other! Make each day count! SparkPeople Southern Oregon Team Messageboard Weight loss tips I joined a year long weight loss program presented by the hospital. I will post the homework (tips) they give each week here in hopes it may help others. A lot of this is common sense things we all know to do. <BR> <BR> #1 Weigh yourself daily or several times a week. This helps you see fluctuations on the scale so that you may adjust your diet/exercise routine to keep the weight from creeping back up. <BR> <BR> #2 Track all of your foods and drinks every day. This helps you know how many ... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:07:30 EST Highway 42 We decided to take 101 home from Williams Ca. as we saw the slide on Hwy 42. If we took I5 we would have to go way out of our way to get home. The bonus to 101 was how lovely a drive it is - even in Winter. Sun, 27 Dec 2015 12:31:13 EST Hi Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just joined S.O. Spark team. Looking forward to getting to know you all. I'm a wife of 35 years to a wonderful husband, a mom to grown sons, have 6 grandchildren 3 girls 3 boys <BR> I live in the Medford area for the last 5 years before that lived in Central Oregon in the town of Madras which is 1 hour from Bend. I need a lot of help from you all. I just join the Spark People site last Tuesday. I love it already <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Sheila3929 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:10:28 EST Re-introducing! Good morning everyone. I am hoping to post here more often. I have been using the myfitnesspal app but its so impersonal. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to the new year! Have a great Saturday! Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:41:24 EST What's on the menu? What tasty and healthy thing are you eating today that you are actually EXCITED about? <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:34:56 EST Goals and victories: Post any goals you want to keep accountable to. You can post your updates / victories here. <BR> Even if you don't reach the goal in your time frame, there is always a victory you can find in your attempts to get there. <BR> <BR> When you post here, we can celebrate in your success . We can also try to help comfort you through the slumps that hit from time to time. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:52:48 EST Reaching your goals. When it comes to reaching your goals, what are your strengths and weaknesses? What are the things that help you the most to achieve your goals? What is it that sometimes gets in the way of your achieving your goals? Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:26:11 EST Be a BUDDY... Looking for members to work out with in your area. Post your interests and location here. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:39:38 EST With a SONG in my heart... Music has a great influence on me -- as it does with many people. I typically have some diddy or other running around in my head.... sometimes is the whole song, sometimes its a verse, and sometimes its just a line or two. I've decided to put them to good use by sharing them here and not just annoying my DH with them =) Feel free to share the song in your heart as well. <BR> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:40:58 EST Gorgeous summer days! Is anyone else enjoying it as much as I am? I walked close to 10 miles this weekend and took a nap in the sun today. <BR> <BR> This week is graffiti week in Douglas County. My truck is washed and ready, though I will take my clay bar and dusters to touch up at show & shine on Saturday. I love the sun there, too, and just enjoy the time away without the distraction of housework. <em>20</em> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 23:14:20 EST Where to walk that is outside and safe? Will be in Grants Pass tomorrow AM and would like to do some outside walking. Any place to walk that is safe? Anyone want to meet me? I can walk any time between 9:30 and noon. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:46:08 EST And the survey says: buddy or loner? I'm a buddy who is temporarily in a loner body. Some people prefer being alone/doing it on their own. I prefer having a buddy, but working women with families tend to be forced into the loner mode due to circumstance. Which are you? A loner or a buddy. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 10:30:34 EST Is anybody out there!??!? Sure got mighty quiet around here. Did I miss a mass EXODUS, the RAPTURE, or some other event that everyone but me got invited to? I miss the cheerful banter. <BR> <BR> Oh well 'tis the season I suppose. I'm looking forward to the team rallying again later this year, but until then I will keep trying.... <em>334</em> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 10:21:52 EST How do you keep yourself motivated/a ccountable? I have a hard time with pushing myself to get results. I do well for about 3 months (about 15 pounds) and then I start to teeter. I'm not generally focused on myself, so after 3 months of devoting my time and energy to getting into better shape, and no one noticing or caring, I tend to give up -- believing the time would be much better used if I devoted it to others. <BR> <BR> I know that some of it has to do with the timing. In January the family is mostly to busy/bored to need me -- w... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 11:06:38 EST Anyone up for a Meet and Greet? I don't know about you all but I need some face to face accountability. Anyone up for a meet and greet? I'd be ok with a simple chat over water =) Anyone have suggestions or ideas? <BR> <BR> I have limited transportation so I need to focus in Medford or have advanced warning for my DH/car to be available. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:20:57 EST ABC Garden Game What does your garden grow? Just move through the ABC's on this one: <BR> <BR> AMARYLLIS <BR> <BR> Next post would start with B and so on... once we get to Z we can start over again. <BR> <BR> FYI I can't actually grow anything, so this can be my DREAM garden. <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 May 2014 10:36:40 EST Mud Factor Medford-Sept ;) <BR> <em>246</em> hahaha......copied from their Event Page! <BR> <BR> The "Funnest" 5K in the Nation is coming to Medford in 2014. <BR> Mud Factor is the misfit of mud runs, no keeping score, no first or last place, just thousands of MF'ers out playing in the mud! <BR> <BR> JOIN the VIP list now for special savings when we launch registration next week:<BR>mail/?event=1 <BR> <BR> Organize your team and represent at this "Seriously Fun, 5k Ob... Mon, 19 May 2014 23:23:11 EST Kalamath Falls Area Members... Wanted a place for us to check on our members out that way. I hope everyone is doing well and getting a bit more active with the better weather. What's the latest? Sun, 4 May 2014 13:32:22 EST ABC Grocery List Just move through the ABC's on this one -- <BR> <BR> ANGEL HAIR PASTA -- well sometimes ya gotta <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Next post would start with B and so on... once we get to Z we can start over again. Sun, 4 May 2014 13:27:07 EST Today's Weather Forcast... What's the weather like where you are? <BR> <BR> <BR> Medford: cloudy with a bit of rain here and there. <BR> <em>46</em> I don't want a wet walk!!! Sun, 4 May 2014 13:20:15 EST Happiness is.... Still more FUN: Happiness is different things to different people. Sometimes my definition of happiness can change throughout the day. This is the place to post something that made you happy today! <BR> <BR> ...hearing from a dear friend. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The POWER of POSITIVE is truly amazing!!!!! Sun, 4 May 2014 13:00:55 EST Sparkteam Photograph? So this is a weird question probably, but does anybody know anything about the photgraph that is posted as the main team page photo. Is that actually taken somewhere in Southern Oregon, and if so where? It's just really pretty and if possible I'd like to go there and see that waterfall, that is why I wondered. Thanks for any info if anyone knows!! Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:07:48 EST S.O.S. Outings Hi, <BR> Many of us have thought about a gathering of all SO members. A meet in the MIDDLE has been suggested a time or two. There has been some talk of HIKING at Lake of the Woods and Mt. Shasta. I'm all for it --- HOWEVER--- <BR> <BR> This may seem like a silly question, but I have to ask.... Since I am unfamiliar with the area -- and hiking may mean something completely different to me than to others -- are we talking about needed real HIKING gear (boots and such) or will regular walk... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:59:00 EST Tuesday/ Thursday Walkers-Grants Pass & Medford Hi Team! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> I thought I'd start a new topic to easier keep up with the Tuesday/Thursday schedule! <BR> <BR> Erin and I both work til 3:30. She's in Medford and I'm in Grants Pass, SO <BR> how would a regular meet time of 4:15 work for everyone? <BR> <BR> That way we have time to change out of our work clothes and drive to the meet up <BR> w/out rushing and stressing. <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow at the Lincoln Elementary School track in GP? 4:15? <BR> So far.... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:38:21 EST Yoga or Zumba - Grants Pass Hi Team! <BR> <BR> I wanted to invite you to join me if you're interested! <BR> <BR> I just committed to one month at Knock-Out Fitness in Grants Pass. <BR> <BR> On Mondays at 4:15 I do Yoga. This is the first time I've ever done yoga. It's just stretching, but I can see how it will build muscle and core. There are only about 6 ladies in the class. <BR> <em>406</em> <BR> <BR> The class right after is Zumba. I did this class last year and this instructor is pretty low-keyed. <BR> (The... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 16:13:35 EST Hiking Where are your favorite places to hike in Southern Oregon? <BR> <BR> My husband and I went on one just outside of Jacksonville in this little town called Buncom. It was called Tunnel Ridge and it was HARD. There are 12 miles of trails connected to it, the other one is called Bear Gulch I believe. It was listed on as an easy family friendly hike. It was only 2 miles, but one mile consistently uphill, and then one mile back down. The going down seemed harder. I will say I didn't... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 13:23:09 EST Jaynee's here from Roseburg Thanks, Carolyn, for inviting me! It will be great to see who is 'local' and to try to meet some of you. I am sending an invitation out to Cathy from Cave Junction (CatinCJ). Looking forward to meeting y'all! Mon, 3 Mar 2014 11:28:26 EST Just Moved to Grants Pass Good Morning Everyone <em>213</em> <BR> We just moved to Grants Pass about 3 weeks ago from Willits, a really small town in Northern California. I've lived in this area before in the '80's, I lived in Medford then and got my BS Degree from what was then Southern Oregon State College in Ashland. My dad's family is also from this area. It was a big move for my husband though, he'd lived in the same house in the town he grew up in for over 40 years. We really like our new house and are s... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 08:31:24 EST Medford Motivation and Support Hello, I'm 53 and on my way to getting rid of the remaining 50-60 lbs I'm over. <BR> <BR> I am taking great strides in doing for me (for the first time in my life) as I have always been the servant and thought of others before myself -- to the detriment of my own well being sometimes. I've got the exercise portion down and under control (I'm a PODRUNNER) . Got the calories and monitoring down and under control -- but how in the world do I keep carbs/fiber down and protein/calcium/fat up..... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:05:38 EST Color Run in Medford-May Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm just getting the "spark" back after a couple of years. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if anyone is training for the Color Run that's coming to Medford in May? <BR> It's a 5k, no time limit, all ages and levels. It looks like lots of fun! <BR> <BR> Here's the Facebook page. <BR> <BR> Let me know if anyone is interested in training together. I'm in Grants Pass! <BR> <BR> Cheryl <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:46:31 EST Rebooting Time I'm still seeing the "this team is not active" and I'm pretty sure we need to do something about it. So, hopefully, you all will see my plea and figure out what we need to do to make it active again. It does get lonely going this road alone. Just let me know what I can do and I'll do my very best to get it done. Okay? Please? <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day, Everyone! Mon, 17 Feb 2014 04:31:55 EST Thought for the Day Normally, I'm the biggest SPARKPEOPLE cheerleader, but the new start page has too many glitches and is difficult to navigate. I scrolled down Community to find Spark Teams and got bumped into my Spark mail. What thoughts are occupying you today? Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:26:06 EST First Day of Autumn 2013 Hey Southern Oregon Team! <BR> What are your plans for the fall? Post or blog about it! <BR> <BR> I plan to tear apart my garden, even the tomato plants were a poor harvest this year, & continue looking for work. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 14:41:46 EST Small team, good energy We are a very small team, but it's important to maintain our presence because of our location in southern OR. If you need a team leader or have tips on keeping this team active, send a sparkmails or post here. I check back with the team irregularly, but I'm on the sparkpeople site daily. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:22:18 EST Happy Friday! Hope all are doing well!! I've been in Salem for work but home now thank goodness! <BR> <BR> Going to hike Table Rock again this Sat! Fri, 17 May 2013 08:36:43 EST Busy! Good morning! <BR> Busy, busy week! Going to hike Table Rock this morning and try not to kill myself! Hope everyone is doing good! Struggles this week? Sat, 4 May 2013 08:16:10 EST Where do you visit most in Southern OR? I went snowshoeing for the first time on March 10 at Crater Lake during spring break. It was amazing, even when I nearly pulled a young woman down in the snow with me when I lost my balance. That was awful, but Crater Lake is my go-to place especially because it is on 60 miles from Shady Cove, as well as only $10 for a 5-day pass during the summer season. Two weeks ago I went to Grants Pass, Cave Junction and other points south to visit the Redwood Forest in Crescent City, CA. That was fabulo... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:53:40 EST Sunny Sunday Good morning everyone and I hope you all had a great week! this sunshine is the best! <BR> <BR> Had to work yesterday but going to take today to get caught up on housecleaning and getting the camper all ready to go for Memorial Day weekend! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day and hope all are staying on track! Sun, 28 Apr 2013 10:02:01 EST Glad to be a member of the Team! Hello to everyone! Being a Medford, Oregon, resident for 26 years, I feel it's "home" and was tickled to see that there's an SP team for "my" area! I'm a 63-year young retiree who joined SP after searching the web for nutritional information (now I can't even remember what my initial goal was then) and have been thankful for that moment ever since. My goal has always been to learn to eat healthier and strengthen those muscles which have weakened over the years of sitting at a desk all day ... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:46:20 EST Monday! I didn't want to come home! Had a great time in Salt Lake, didn't want to come home to reality but I did. I even did the whole plane and flying thing and didn't lose it...which is great for me. <BR> <BR> I ate horribly, but had a great time and was back on track yesterday even though I had one more day. Got up this morning and made my eggs and bacon and will tackle the day as it comes! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a great weekend. Anyone up for walking this weekend for an hour or so? <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:30:30 EST Challenges- Sticky Well, instead of having many threads in here..I will keep posting in this one and make it a sticky. <BR> <BR> I am experimenting with some things and think I am going to follow an Atkins type eating for awhile. I have found that I don't feel good when I am eating carbs and think I need to try something different. <BR> <BR> Good luck to anyone running in the Pear Blossom today...maybe someday I can get there! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday! Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:24:43 EST Challenge- what day? I think I skipped a day!!! Yesterday was ortho day in my dental office and it was so busy! Today I get to attend a meeting this morning and have lunch at Chipotle for another meeting! Chipotle does have some great choices so I will make them! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:54:48 EST Challenge- day 4 Was in Eugene all day and made it back in time for bowling! Got all my water in today!!! Hope everyone had a good day!! <BR> <BR> Laura Thu, 11 Apr 2013 01:46:00 EST Challenge- Day 3! Today's challenge is the water again! I only got about 50 oz down yesterday so I'm gonna give it another shot! Anyone belong to any local gyms? <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day!! <BR> <BR> Laura Tue, 9 Apr 2013 09:25:16 EST Challenge- Day 2 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge for me is to get 64 oz of water in. I HATE water so this is going to be hard. I went to the gym this morning and got 32 of it done. :-) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! <BR> <BR> Laura Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:01:07 EST My Challenge to Myself- Day 1. I have been terribly inactive on this board...and I have decided to challenge myself to log in every day and post something, not sure what it will be yet, but something. <BR> <BR> We have such amazing tools on this site and not to mention support, so I am going to take advantage of it. <BR> <BR> Today is Day 1, and my post is just that...I have challenged myself to come here everyday and see what's happening! <BR> <BR> Have a great Sunday! <BR> <BR> Laura Sun, 7 Apr 2013 10:19:17 EST Let's Go Southern Oregon! Ok people! So after a trip around Wal-mart and Costco I noticed that many of us Mommies, myself included, need better activities than shopping! I have two toddlers so it's hard to get that exercising in! 30 minutes a day is all you need. I just picked up a FREE elliptical machine. People on Craigslist sometimes give away free gear. 1 machine and 1 routine is all you need. Two weeks in and I've lost noticeable weight and I've given out to many friends who have asked. If you're ... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 01:30:29 EST Southern Oregon FitBit users? The Southern Oregon group message boards have been very inactive! Happy 2013- Any fitbit users out there? How do you like it? <em>381</em> Thu, 7 Mar 2013 18:49:33 EST It's the end of June in Southern Oregon...... WHERE IS SUMMER?!? Tue, 26 Jun 2012 01:31:24 EST my RE-introduction I'm back on SparkPeople. I wasn't terribly active before I left in August 2010 anyway, but now I'm back and hoping to remain a bit more motivated. <BR> <BR> I left in August 2010 because I found out I was pregnant, so I went over to BabyFit. My baby (who was born almost 3 months early) is now over a year old and while I lost a lot of weight at first (30 pounds, gotta love breastfeeding!), he's starting to slowly wean and I'm starting to slowly gain weight back. I'm more motivated to keep tha... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:06:14 EST I am 1 month in... Hello Southern Oregon Team..My name is Jennifer and I am 30 days in and I have lost 26lbs..This is now the second attempt at this..I am doing so much better this time..I try to walk everyday and I am eating food from a box ( Lean Cuisine) to learn portion control..I love all the energy I have now and I can't wait to see my transformation..Swimsuit season is coming (the 1 piece of clothing I HATE) and for the first time I am looking forward to it cuz I can't wait to see what I will look like 4... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 00:58:57 EST 9/23 Rogue Run Half-Marathon, Medford Hello! <BR> Is anyone planning to do this half-marathon? They allow walkers! <BR> I walk and jog a little. Very slow! My jog is the pace of most people's walk! <BR> I'm in GP if anyone wants to train with me. <BR> I'm also a member of the GP YMCA. Sun, 18 Mar 2012 18:42:13 EST Local Gyms My husband and I love living in Shady Cove, but we also loved working out at 24 HR Fitness in the Portland area. We don't have home equipment so we have been searching for the right gym down here in Jackson Co. We're not thrilled with the costs of Superior but it's open the most hours compared to Oz in Medford and on the weekends we can use the pool in Medford. We need to go to a gym and work out. Just walking and saying we will use our bikes has resulted in quite a weight gain since our wedd... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:02:55 EST New from the Coast Hi all. I'm new to this team but been on Spark for a long time. I live on the Coast and love it here! Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:56:39 EST believing in yourself! Both men and women are lost if they don't believe! They say strength comes only from believing. If you have the strength, then you will have willpower to get up and do something to lose. Don't give up or feel frustrated. for when you see the loss, it is amazing and you know that you believe!!!! <BR> <BR> Hello, <BR> My name is Rozy. I was born and raised in the Jacksonville/ Medford area. I was at South Medford until 95, I was married in 97. We have 3 kids, they are all growing up way ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:15:26 EST Looking to make friends! Well, I'm new to Spark, and so far my favorite part is the nutrition tracker - I like the way it lays it all out right in front of me, everything I eat and everything I gain from it (good and bad!). I've already learned I don't get enough magnesium, so I know that's one of the things I need to work on. But I'm ready to make some friends on here, people who will be an encouragement to me and whom I can encourage. I'm almost 52, have a married daughter, who is about to make me a grandmother for... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 22:00:34 EST Talent, anyone? Hi! I've just joined Sparkpeople and am learning my way around the site. Is there anyone else here from Talent? Sun, 15 Jan 2012 02:45:41 EST 2012-Year of Change Morning Sparkers... <BR> <BR> 2012 is here, and I am confident it is going to be a year of change! I am really looking forward to this year and what it will hold for us.. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to everyone!! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 10:12:26 EST Ready in Medford 2012 is going to be the year we do it! I am new to this team, but looking forward to us supporting each other! Carrie Thu, 29 Dec 2011 02:19:40 EST Coming Back to Sparkpeople Was a member about 5 years ago, I am now coming back to help me reach my goal. My goal is to lose 15 pounds. I have lost 20 pounds but, the last 15 are much harder. I live in Roseburg Oregon, and wonder if there are other team members in Roseburg. Sat, 10 Dec 2011 12:07:46 EST Christmas Spirit! Happy Friday everyone.... <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well and getting into the Christmas spirit! This time last year my daughter spent her 21st birthday on the operating table at OHSU getting her tumor taken off her leg. We waited 2 painful weeks for the results and found out it wasn't malignant. We were blessed to say the least. Today is her 22nd birthday and we will celebrate this weekend in Coos Bay and say prayers of thanksgiving... <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Fri, 9 Dec 2011 09:33:46 EST Jackson County Resident Hi, I'm new to the team, please check out my SP page. I moved to Jackson County in September, I work in Medford and leave just inside of Shady Cove, Happy Holidays everyone! Sat, 26 Nov 2011 12:49:38 EST Trader Joe's! Okay, just wondered how many people besides me are excited about TJ's coming to Medford. I really like the store...but many folks aren't that thrilled, they like the Medford Food Co-op much better. I must admit I haven't been there yet..maybe I should go today! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday everyone! Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:09:09 EST Almost November?? I seriously can't believe it is almost November...seems like we just did Christmas!! <BR> Watched the Extreme Home Makeover last nite, what a treat to see such a great family get that house. The McPhails have done so much for this community, nice to see what we were able to do for them. <BR> <BR> Don't know about anyone else, but I sure continue to struggle, I sound like a broken record I know. I continue to walk 5 days a week, but don't think it is enough. I think I need to step it u... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 10:26:39 EST September Kids are back to school...we are almost to the Fall season...and I still weigh the same. Whats wrong with this picture????? <BR> <BR> I have been walking a ton...hopefully I am building muscle and that's why the scale hasn't moved. <BR> <BR> Was busy all weekend at the Extreme Makeover Home Edition build site...what a interesting time that was! :-) <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well! Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:40:37 EST Hello from Medford! Hi, my name is Sandy, and my husband and I live in Medford. We moved here 4 months ago from a small town on the Coast, called North Bend. We love it here and are quickly getting used to the warmer weather, more people, and having a real mall! <em>334</em> Thu, 4 Aug 2011 14:37:22 EST Hello, It's great to be here! Well I'm jumping the gun a little. My hubby and I are currently in negoation for a piece of land around Gold Beach. It is our dream to move to OR asap. Many years ago my grandparents owned a bunch of cabins on the Rogue and I remember how much I loved being there. Now that I am grown and almost ready to retire I want to return. We have had our dream home in Oregon up on our vision board for years. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I have a business so that's what I do 24/7 (or at least it feels tha... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 13:58:30 EST Returning member now in Talent Hi all :-) <BR> <BR> I'm Pam. I just moved to Talent and am unpacked enough to pay attention to something other than finding needed stuff. So, I'm choosing my nutrition. Almost joined WW and then thought, "Why spend the $$$, especially for online support? There's GREAT support and good stuff at SparkPeople" so here I am. <BR> <BR> Anyone else in/around Talent? I'm new here. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:27:00 EST Checking in from Central Point Hi everyone. I was glad to see a Southern Oregon team. I just started Monday of this week back on spark. Haven't done it for a couple years. I have a long long road ahead of me. As the pro athletes always say on tv, one day at a time. I like to ride my bike on the bike path. Looking forward to meeting more members of the S.O. team. <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 12:15:03 EST New from Grants Pass Hi Everyone! <BR> Tomorrow marks my first week with far so good! I'm in Grants Pass. <BR> Any GP YMCA members here? <BR> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 04:02:41 EST Week 3-Weigh In-3/9/11 Good morning all...weigh in today! <BR> <BR> Dig-176.4, down 4.2 pounds this week! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:07:27 EST Week 2- 3/2/11 Weigh In Below are the numbers from last week. Please copy and paste the entire list in your reply and post your new numbers for today. I lost 2 pounds...wish it was more, but hey...didn't come on over nite and I am sure it won't go off. <BR> <BR> Been trying to be good about exercising though, so that is a plus. Thanks again for participating! <BR> <BR> <BR> Laura- 233.6, 231.6 <BR> Dig - 179.2 <BR> Ace - 142.5 <BR> Bebe - 162 <BR> Parneli - 192.4 <BR> Ladybug - 245 Wed, 2 Mar 2011 08:45:10 EST Week 1, Weigh-In, 2/23/11 Team, <BR> <BR> Please feel free to repost and add your information! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Laura- 233.6 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:57:35 EST Weekly Weigh In Hey Team! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone would be interesting in participating in a weekly weigh in and sharing our results for the week. I need some accountability and thought this might be a way to do it. Let me know! <BR> <BR> Laura Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:14:18 EST Glad to be here! I live in Medford and was referred to S/P by a friend over a year ago. I'm looking forward to being healthy. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 19:58:38 EST Hi Everyone! My name is Jenn. I'm a single mother of 2 and going to school full time to become a teacher. I've always struggled with weight and my last pregnancy and going through a divorce sent me to a point I never thought I would be. I will be 30 in June want to be under 200 by then. I have about 45lbs to make that goal. I'm hoping that this team can keep me on track. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 01:37:14 EST Hello from Central Point! I am new to SparkPeople. You can get my scoop on my blog. I have a group of moms I walk with here locally. I'm going to be a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding on 12/10/, here I am for some support and motivation to get my butt back in gear! <BR> <BR> My Local Mommy Group: <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 8 Jan 2011 13:11:18 EST The Foggy Abyss Once again, we are are socked-in, and it's kinda depressing. To overcome the crappy weather, I keep in mind that it could be worse; at least we're not waist deep in snow. What shall we do to keep our spirits up until spring now that Christmas is over? Thu, 6 Jan 2011 22:44:50 EST 2011-Here We Go!!! Hi Everyone... <BR> 2010 surely did present us all with life's challenges, didn't it? <BR> <BR> Grass...I hope things are going ok for you! Health is so precious for us and our family members. Those of you doing the Pear Blossom, good luck!!! You are a motivated bunch! <BR> <BR> Like others, I am trying to recommit to being healthy and staying on some kind of program I can stick too. <BR> I hope all of us have a great year...and can accomplish all the things we want to! <BR> <BR> Hap... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 10:46:44 EST What are your Ideas? So in my e-mail, I asked for ideas to get this team going! Parneli came up with some good ones that I will post here. Please feel free to add to them or give your input if you would like to do it too! :) <BR> <BR> Parneli's List <BR> <BR> 1. Table Rock Hike(This fall might be neat to go maybe one this fall and then again in the spring?) Make a picnic and a hike day? <BR> <BR> 2. Pioneer Run (Parneli, KClark and myself are running in this is on Southern Oregon Runners... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 15:55:25 EST What's your creative weight loss measurement tool? Although I find myself wanting to have a weigh in for proof that the changes to my exercise and eating habits is making a difference, I refuse to buy a scale. It would quickly become an obsession and added stress. <BR> <BR> Rather than taking body measurements with a measuring tape that I do not have (which would still focus on numbers) I made myself a Bead String to "measure" my waist line. I just simply strung enough small sized beads on a long piece of twine until it was the size of my ... Mon, 17 May 2010 01:07:06 EST LOve Table Rock I can't wait for this years Trek. I love seeing the vernal pools and little shrimp.. What an awesome place to visit and Hike ofcourse,,, Mon, 8 Mar 2010 02:32:07 EST Moving to Grants Pass this summer. (I hope) I'm hoping to be moving this summer. I am downsizing to a mobile but I only know the town I want to move to. <BR> <BR> I'm excited about the move but it is a little or a lot scarry right now because I have no idea what or when will happen. I just know I am going to pack up myself, my cat and my household and head to Grants Pass. <BR> <BR> I'm very happy to find this group and start to get to know some other sparkpeople in the area with ideas on whats going on. <BR> <BR> Looking forward t... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:05:41 EST Hello! Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Trisha. I am 33 years old and I have three kids. I work full time, and I am also attending college, I will have my first degree in Accounting in September 2010. I actually found the SP website by accident, while doing some research for a school paper. I signed up, but I did not use the site for about a month. One day I decided to check it out, and now I am hooked. <BR> <BR> About 4 years ago my son (who was 5 at the time) was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 22:08:52 EST New Shoes?? So I got a new pair of running shoes... however I am running into the same problem I had with the last pair of running shoes I had a few years ago....BLISTERS!!! I usually wear skate shoes that I do not tie and are loose on my feet....I got a pair of running shoes a few years ago and wore them 2 times both times they gave me blisters...I got rid of them since I thought I just got a bad that I want to take up running again I got a new pair of nice running shoes and they gave me blis... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:39:10 EST Walks in Southern Oregon I'm in love with the walk/run mapping function of Spark People. I just mapped 5 of my favorite walks in the Medford area. The ones I mapped are <BR> Roxy Ann Loop (on Prescott Park) <BR> McAndrews hill <BR> Jacksonville Woodlands <BR> Bear Greenway from Talent to Ashland <BR> Upper Table Rock <BR> Lower Table Rock <BR> <BR> You can map any walk you want (or use one of the ones that have already been mapped), put in your weight and how long it took you to walk, and it calculates your calor... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:31:37 EST Grandma from Shady Cove I work part time at the local motel, as a desk clerk. It's 8 hours of sitting. I have back and arthritis problems. I have been told by my doctors to walk in water and loose weight. My husband is supporting me with this diet. So far so good. I like the diet. Now I need to get into the pool and walk. I hope to keep this going until I loose 30 pounds. <em>205</em> Thu, 7 Jan 2010 18:50:02 EST CHECK IN 2010!!! Morning Sparkers... <BR> I started this thread because there were alot of postings in other topics and I thought we could come together on this one for the new year. <BR> <BR> Good to see some new people on here. For me, just joined the gym last nite, got a really great rate on a corporate membership with no committment, so myself and my husband jumped on it. Now I have no excuses and will go tonite. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great Tuesday! <BR> Laura Tue, 5 Jan 2010 10:38:10 EST Goals for January Some of the discussions I've been involved with lately have mentioned that one reason New Year's Resolutions fail is because they're too vague and they're too long. The idea is that you're more likely to have success if your goals are specific and shorter in duration. <BR> <BR> So, here's my January goals. <BR> 1) Go for a hike every Sunday. <BR> 2) Exercise 5 days a week, including at least 2 days of yoga and the Sunday hike. <BR> 3) Track what I eat every day. <BR> <BR> Anyone else want... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 16:11:03 EST Happy New Year! Happy New Year to us all! Make it a great year. I know I have some resolutions, don't know if I will make them all, but one day at a time! <BR> <BR> Happy Day, and go Ducks!!! Fri, 1 Jan 2010 11:38:57 EST Happy Day After Christmas! Good morning sparkers.. <BR> Hope you had a good holiday.. <BR> Tell us how you did over Christmas, I did not so good... <BR> <BR> Laura Sat, 26 Dec 2009 10:31:26 EST YMCA lights run/walk In the hope that someone is still checking in on this team, I thought I'd post that the Medford YMCA is hosting a night run/walk to see the Christmas lights on Monday the 21st. I'm going to go - anyone else up for it? <BR> <BR> Funny thing - at 3:00 the same day they're having a cookie contest. Guess people have to run to burn off the cookie calories. <BR> <BR> G- Wed, 16 Dec 2009 23:00:19 EST Wake Up!!! Anyone home this morning? What are everyone's plans for the weekend? Any struggles this week? Fri, 30 Oct 2009 08:13:06 EST DAILY CHECK IN 2 Trying to get everyone to read this and see if I can get myself rolling again..I posted in the last daily check in, but thought maybe I would start another one. <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! <BR> Laura Wed, 28 Oct 2009 08:52:39 EST Douglas County Team Hi everyone I just wanted to let you know I started a Douglas County Team. So if you live in Douglas County come on over and join. Heres the link <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=36808 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> Tue, 6 Oct 2009 23:12:55 EST Sorry Double post and I'm not sure how to get rid of it, so I edited it to apologize. <em>2</em> Mon, 5 Oct 2009 09:23:24 EST Greetings from Camas Valley Hi everyone. I'm new here and thought this would be a good "Team" to join. Anyone else from the Douglas County area? How bout the Camas Valley area? If your from the Camas Valley area get ahold of me if you'[d be interested in walking with me. <BR> <em>247</em> & <em>212</em> Mon, 5 Oct 2009 09:20:45 EST New to Klamath Falls Hello, my name is Amy. My friends call me Mamy or Mama. I've been a member of SP for a while, but am finally attempting to learn about this site and put it to use. <BR> <BR> My family and I just moved back to Oregon after 3 years living in Florida. Definitely different! We live in Klamath Falls, and would love to meet new people from the same area. <BR> <BR> I have 3 sons; 17, 14, and 10. I'm happily married to a beautiful man whom I'm crazy about. He's my rock of stability in this crazy ... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 13:52:14 EST New From Medford Hi Everyone! My name is Michele, and I'm new to the site. I have 100 pounds to loose and I am looking forward to taking the journey with each of you! Thu, 23 Jul 2009 21:29:02 EST Newbie from Central Point I hope this gets to be an active Team. I will do my part and check in often. Maybe Huddle a little. <BR> Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:35:55 EST Healthy Food Shopping Beachinn's post in the checkin thread got me to wondering what places people love to shop at in our area. Where do you buy your healthy foods? <BR> <BR> In Medford, my favorite is Food 4 Less. They have a great health food section and the best prices I've found. <BR> <BR> My kids love the Ashland Coop but it's too far away for me to do regular shopping. <BR> <BR> I think Gooseberries in Grants Pass seems to have high prices but I can't resist stopping by from time to time. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 15 May 2009 16:10:37 EST Bridge the Gap Run 4/25/09 This will be my first 5K race! Bridge the Gap is a 10K run and a 5K run/walk to benefit Mobility Unlimited. It starts at 8:30am at Railroad Park in Medford and it goes along the bike path towards Central Point. There is a random prize drawing afterwards. I've graduated from the Couch to 5K program and I'm very excited to do this. If anyone is interested you can check it out at: <BR> <em>182</em> Wed, 15 Apr 2009 14:41:12 EST ONE MORE PLEA FOR HELP Today is the last day to vote for the best entry in the "favorite movie line" contest. PLEASE go to the link and vote for me -- I'm in 2nd place. <BR> I'm the BANDITO from TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE <BR> <BR> THANKS -- <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e/ </link> Sun, 5 Apr 2009 09:47:22 EST FAMOUS MOVIE LINE CONTEST I made a short video "BANDITO" from TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE for the G.P. Courier contest. You can look at it here --- and if you like it, give me some stars (might I suggest 5?). <BR> Enjoy -- there are a couple of other good ones on there. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e/ </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks friends & neighbors! <BR> <em>272</em> Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:19:17 EST American Heart Association's National Walk Day Is Wednesday April 8th. Anyone interested in meeting up somewhere in Medford or the surrounding area and all of us Sparksters walking?? Even if we can not get together as a group, what if we each encourage a friend, family member, etc. to walk with us on that day in the local mall or somewhere else indoors and log back here how many minutes we walked?! Let's start a Spark people movement that day. What do you say? Wed, 1 Apr 2009 16:51:08 EST DAILY CHECK IN HOWDY --- <BR> <BR> I'm starting this thread in hopes that more of y'all will join in and let us know what's going on. We can keep it running for as long as there is interest, and it will keep the poor ol' DIVA from having to start a new thread 7 days a week. ..... <BR> <BR> Today is the last day of the play. It turned in to a successful run. Yesterday's benefit for the food bank was SOLD OUT!!! I'll find out later how much we made for them. After today's matinee we'll have a cast ... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 15:38:19 EST Sunday! Morning Sparkers.. <BR> Its Sunday! I went to Crater Lake yesterday, first time in like 30 years that I have been there, was beautiful. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone's weekend has gone good so far, I am off to the gym! <BR> Laura Sun, 29 Mar 2009 11:11:54 EST Super Saturday! Morning Everyone... <BR> Hope everyone has had a good week. Lots of changes this past couple of weeks, but they will all work out for the best. My Mom's company is closing after 29 years and we are going to work for Coldwell Banker now. Will be a great thing for her, now she can concentrate on herself! <BR> <BR> Trying to get some exercise in at least every other day! <BR> <BR> How is everyone else doing? <BR> Laura Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:20:27 EST It's Wednesday! Morning Sparkers! <BR> Been a long week again, and its not even over! <BR> So many changes lately...but I am down 2 more pounds so thats good! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well! <BR> Laura Wed, 25 Mar 2009 08:43:49 EST TGIF! Morning everyone.. <BR> I am glad its Friday, been a tough week. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has been doing good, I see we have a couple new members in our group! <BR> <BR> Happy weekend everyone! <BR> Laura Fri, 20 Mar 2009 10:22:52 EST WEDNESDAY - HUMP DAY! Hi guys, sorry havent' been on for a bit. Hope everyone is good. <BR> <BR> Keith, got to know how did the play go on its official days? I know it was good regardless but just wanted an update. <BR> <BR> I had a great time meeting you guys. Riding over to G.P. with Laura was like we had known each other forever-very cool. <BR> <BR> Supposed to be a nice day today so enjoy while we have it! Talk to you soon. Deb Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:11:43 EST Happy St. Patty's Day! Morning Sparkers.. <BR> Happy St. Patty's Day to us all! <BR> Today is Tuesday! I hope everyone has a great day. <BR> I have been doing pretty good on my eating this past 10 days. Feeling great, actually stayed up until 11 pm last nite, which is good for me! I have tons more energy, which is good too! <BR> <BR> Have a great day.. <BR> Laura Tue, 17 Mar 2009 08:29:47 EST Manic Monday? Morning everyone... <BR> Not manic for me today. Had a good relaxing weekend thank goodness. Keith, glad to hear you had a great opening nite last week! Was a great production and I am hoping to talk debbie into taking the class with me..hint hint deb!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good Monday! <BR> Laura Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:48:38 EST FIRST MEETING Laura & Deb came to Barnstormers Theatre to see my play on Mar 12th. We had a chance to visit IN PERSON! Someone took a blurry picture of us which I posted on my page -- pop in & see how happy we are. <BR> Maybe more of us can get together some time for some fun in the sun! <BR> PEACE Sun, 15 Mar 2009 12:51:27 EST Saturday! Morning Sparkers.. <BR> I am up too early for a Saturday. Not sure what we are doing this weekend since my good husband actually has 3 days off, doesn't happen too often. We might head over to the coast! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good weekend! <BR> Laura Sat, 14 Mar 2009 09:22:30 EST Friday the 13th!! Morning Sparkers... <BR> Its Friday the 13th!!! I am not afraid, I am not afraid!! :) <BR> <BR> Well Debbie and ventured to Grants Pass last nite and saw Keith's play...was fantastic!! Not only did I get to see a great murder mystery in an absolutely fantastic little theater, but I got to meet two fellow Sparkers!!!! Had a great time, and hope to do it again soon. <BR> <BR> I would encourage anyone to get together with us sometime and visit, we had a great time. <BR> <BR> Have a wonde... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:54:51 EST Thursday 3/12 Morning Everyone, <BR> Hope the week is going well. I haven't been as diligent on my exercise this week. Have been drinking a ton of water though. <BR> <BR> Debbie and I are going to Grants Pass tonite to see Keith's play if anyone wants to go with us! Doors open at 7:30 so we will plan on meeting Marie Callenders around 6:50 tonite. <BR> <BR> Call my cell phone at 778-9448 if you would like to go with us! <BR> <BR> Laura Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:31:53 EST Wednesday! Morning Sparkers... <BR> It's Wednesday, half way thru the week. <BR> <BR> Anyone that would like to hitch a ride to see the dress rehearsal of Keith's play, send me a message and let me know. My messages get pushed to my phone so I will see it when you post! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has had a good week so far! <BR> Laura Wed, 11 Mar 2009 10:56:23 EST Tuesday! I think Mother Earth is a bit confused lately with all the crazy weather that has been going on! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well. Anyone interested in going to the dress rehearsal of Keith's play tomorrow nite? Let me know! <BR> <BR> Laura Tue, 10 Mar 2009 11:17:23 EST Sunday Sparkers Morning Sparkers... <BR> Hope everyone had a good week, successful! <BR> <BR> Keith, I don't subscribe to the Courier and tried to view online and I have to pay to view the entertainment section, can you give us the dates of the play? <BR> <BR> Laura Sun, 8 Mar 2009 14:09:42 EST IN THE NEWS Check out the Grants Pass Courier Thursday Afternoon edition. There's an article about my upcoming play in the entertainment section. They almost got it right! <BR> Let me know if you're going to come see it, I'm not going to be there every night -- it might be fun to meet some of you. <BR> PEACE Fri, 6 Mar 2009 10:50:43 EST Relaxing Sunday It's Sunday! <BR> Had a great dinner out with my Mom last nite, and surprisingly the food was pretty darn good. I was down on the scale on Saturday so that was good too! <BR> <BR> How have everyone done this past week? Anyone care to share? <BR> <BR> Laura Sun, 1 Mar 2009 04:51:36 EST Saturday at the Beach! Hello Fellow Sparkers... <BR> Just wanted to check in with ya! Gold Beach is beautiful..I am getting more relaxing exercise here than I had hoped for, my mother is keeping me busy. I dropped 3 pounds though so thats good!! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday, <BR> Laura Sat, 28 Feb 2009 19:04:39 EST Teriffic Thursday! Today is Thursday..I am headed out of town for a couple days and sooo excited. Down 3 pounds so thats good too. Hope everyone is doing well.... <BR> <BR> I huddled before Keith this morning...YES! :) <BR> <BR> Laura Thu, 26 Feb 2009 08:19:37 EST Wednesday! Good Morning! <BR> I didn't start a thread yesterday, was up and out early, but today is Wednesday thank goodness. I am trying out some different things in my diet, and am pleased with how its working out, so we will see. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! <BR> Laura Wed, 25 Feb 2009 08:52:54 EST Monday! Morning Team! <BR> Its Monday again... <BR> I did walk about 2 miles yesterday, have to keep it up daily! <BR> <BR> It sure rained yesterday, so I am ready for some sun. I hope everyone has a great day! <BR> Laura Mon, 23 Feb 2009 10:06:41 EST Saturday Morning Everyone... <BR> Java is in hand, sorry Keith! Hopefully you have some by now! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday to all! <BR> Laura Sat, 21 Feb 2009 10:02:47 EST Fun Friday! Morning Team... <BR> <BR> I say we all get together and go to the play! Would be fun, I am in so let me know who else would like to go and we can carpool? <BR> <BR> I am glad its Friday!! Have a great day everyone! <BR> Laura Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:35:09 EST CHECK IN TIME HOWDY -- <BR> I know you're out there, I can hear you breathing. <BR> <BR> Y'all seem to have fallen off the map again. Is any one doing anything fun, exciting, .... at all! <BR> <BR> Drop by and share. Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:59:13 EST Another Great Day-Tuesday! Morning, <BR> Today is another great day. I got 2 walks in yesterday. Went to my Grandmother's 87th birthday, was a ton of fun! Walked total of 2 miles, so its a start! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day today! <BR> Laura Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:20:13 EST Monday-Day Off for Some? Good morning Team... <BR> It's Monday, some of us have the day off! I hope everyone has a good day. Rough weekend on this end, but today is a new day and that is my biggest accomplishment that I can recognize that and move on. <BR> <BR> Let's work on the get together!! <BR> Laura Mon, 16 Feb 2009 11:08:43 EST Saturday Morning Team... <BR> Hope everyone has a good day! Off for a walk! <BR> <BR> Laura Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:16:49 EST What was your workout today? Today I did week 7, day 2, of the Couch to 5K program. I ran 2.4 miles in 25 minutes! <BR> <BR> I used to hate running and I never thought I would be a runner. I decided to try the C25K program. I started out 6 weeks ago with 1 minute intervals and I've been working my way up from there. The feeling I get when I finish a run is amazing! I think I'm hooked. <BR> <BR> What exercise did you all do today <em>38</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2009 23:25:24 EST Fun Friday! I really like the snow, so I am glad we got some! I guess classes are cancelled in Ashland, they got a ton! <BR> <BR> So, it looks like some of us want to try and get together..I will send out a team email and ask everyone who would like to attend to reply! Let's see how many we can get! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! <BR> Laura Fri, 13 Feb 2009 09:44:51 EST Terrific Thursday! Morning Southern Oregon.. <BR> <BR> Hope the week is going well, almost Friday. <BR> <BR> Going to walk today, I do feel sooo much better when I exercise! <BR> <BR> Have a good day! Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:35:35 EST It's Wednesday! Morning Team... <BR> It's Whacky Wednesday, as Keith calls it! I actually got up at 5 and did my Susan Powter workout tape, I haven't done that tape in probably 15 years! Still my favorite one! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good day! <BR> Laura Wed, 11 Feb 2009 09:03:05 EST TUESDAY CHUCKLE - FOR ICE CREAM LOVERS Ben & Jerry created "Yes Pecan!" ice cream flavor in honor of Barack Obama. They then asked customers to fill in the blank to the following statement: For George W. we created "_______." Here are some of their favorite responses: <BR> <BR> Grape Depression <BR> Abu Grape <BR> Cluster Fudge <BR> Nut'n Accomplished <BR> Iraqi Road <BR> Chock 'n' Awe <BR> Wiretapioca <BR> Im Peach Cobbler <BR> Guantanamallow <BR> Im Peach Mint <BR> Heck of a job Brownie <BR> Neoconpolitan <BR> Rocky Road to ... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 08:35:56 EST Manic Monday! Morning Everyone, <BR> I sent out a mail to the team yesterday, not sure how many got it or will visit us and start posting again! Thank goodness Keith is up so early to get our huddle going!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a wonderful week. My goal this week is to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day! <BR> <BR> Laura Mon, 9 Feb 2009 08:52:52 EST Sunday! Morning Everyone, <BR> I had dinner last nite to commemorate Abe Lincoln's 200th birthday. Was enjoyable. I really enjoyed sitting and visiting with Jason Atkinson, what an inspiration he is, and his wife who with her quick thinking saved his life by tying a bycicle intertube around his leg after he had been accidentally shot. <BR> <BR> Dinner was great, had one drink with it, but it was very health friendly with chicken, fresh veggies and some garlic mashed potatoes. <BR> <BR> Of cour... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 10:27:45 EST Saturday! Good Morning everyone, <BR> I am sooo glad this week has come to a close. I was in GP Thursday and Rogue River Friday.. <BR> I really need to just take a half day and just drive around GP and learn the streets. I finally found my destination though..thankfully! <BR> <BR> Going to a dinner tonite that is supposed to honor Abe Lincoln's birthday, sitting with Jason Atkinson so will be interesting. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a good week! <BR> Laura Sat, 7 Feb 2009 12:18:32 EST Whacky Wednesday! Morning Southern Oregon! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a great Tuesday. Anyone have any struggles yesterday? Mine would have to be the kickin' chicken salad my husband brought home..he is a manager at Marie Callendars here in Medford, and brought dinner home since I had a headache. At least it wasn't pie!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to us all! <BR> Laura Wed, 4 Feb 2009 09:33:06 EST Another one from Medford! Hello everyone, I'm 4 mo. new to Medford but, not new to Spark people. I joined Jan. 2008 and went from 234 to 182 by Oct. Since my move thou, I have been very bad. I gained 10.6 lbs. <em>15</em> <em>198</em> Time to get back to it!! My goal is just 3 lbs. a month. Like before, so I don't feel like I'm on a diet (bad word). We can do this together and make it fun. Have a great day. Betty <em>213</em> Tue, 3 Feb 2009 16:32:04 EST Tuesday! Happy Tuesday everyone... <BR> It is so darn cold here this morning.. <BR> My daughter just left for the coast with her boyfriend and is sister and boyfriend. First trip away from home with them and not her fam.. <BR> Don't know why I am having a hard time with it, but I am!!! I know..she needs to spread her wings as she tells me..*sigh* <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a good Monday! <BR> Laura Tue, 3 Feb 2009 09:11:28 EST SUNDAY CHUCKLE Carnation milk - 65 YEARS AGO .. <BR> <BR> A little old lady from Wisconsin had worked in and around her family dairy farms since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard work and little compensation. When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores in approximately the 1940s, she read an advertisement offering $5,000 for the best slogan. <BR> <BR> The producers wanted a rhyme beginning with 'Carnation Milk is best of all.' <BR> <BR> She thought to herself, I know all ab... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 14:46:49 EST Super Bowl Sunday!! Good Morning! <BR> It's Super Bowl Sunday today. I am not sure how many people actually get into it, but I do. Of course it was had so much more meaning a few years ago when the Seahawks were in it since I lived up there for so many years..but its still exciting! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has had a good weekend so far. <BR> <BR> Laura Sun, 1 Feb 2009 10:06:39 EST Terrific Thursday! Good Morning..a little late, but better late than never. I went ahead and weighed in and lost 3 more pounds this week for a total of 6.4 in 2 weeks, so am proud of that. Good to see the little accomplishments! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day... <BR> Laura Thu, 29 Jan 2009 13:28:03 EST Helloooo! Hi! I don't think I've posted here in a really long time so I wanted to drop by and say hi with a promise to be more active. <BR> <BR> I'm in Grants Pass, 29 and getting ready to join Anytime Fitness. Does anyone else workout there? Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:18:16 EST WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY OK -- Here we go again. We replaced the fog with rain last night. What will today bring? I'll bring my own sunshine with me --- just in case. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:16:46 EST Terrific Tuesday! Morning Team.. <BR> Just starting a thread off for us.. <BR> Hope everyone had a great Monday, I think its java time, like right now!! <BR> <BR> Laura Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:07:41 EST Sunday 1/25 It is sooo raining here in Medford! Keith, hope you made it safely and are having fun!! <BR> <BR> I am feeling better today. One of my agents told me to put Vicks on my feet and put some socks on and go to bed like that! I haven't tried that yet, going to get some Zicam first! <BR> <BR> Did great yesterday in the eating thats good. Not much water though so I will work on that today. <BR> <BR> Have a great Sunday everyone! <BR> Laura Sun, 25 Jan 2009 13:44:18 EST Saturday! Good Morning Team.. <BR> I have been MIA for the past few days, kind of under the weather and as much as I am tied to my laptop, didn't happen! Ever since I went to Florida for business in November, I haven't been able to kick this crud, whatever it is. First time in 6 years I have been sick and I hate it!!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has had a good week and hopefully a great weekend!!! <BR> <BR> Laura Sat, 24 Jan 2009 11:08:04 EST Good Morning! 1-22-09 Hi everyone, haven't checked in for a couple of days, thought I better. Hope everyone is doing well. <BR> <BR> Sometimes you have to treat yourself to mom's cooking! Mine wasn't the best day yesterday either, not horrible but not really on the plan. Today's another day. <BR> <BR> Have a great day. Debbie Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:13:31 EST 1/20/09 Good Morning everyone, <BR> <BR> Welcome Alice! Glad to have you here. I didn't get to post yesterday, came home from Chico, had a great time, ate too much, but back on track! <BR> <BR> So, today is Inauguration Day and the country is abuzz! Whether or not you are glad or mad that we are going to have a new President, I only hope things will get better for our economy and our people. So, enough political talk! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great day today, keep in touch! <BR> Tue, 20 Jan 2009 09:07:06 EST Hows Your week going 01/18-24/2009 Got up early and got my exercise in before work. That is what I have found that works best for me. Days going well. On track with healthy eating. Can't wait to watch Biggest Loser this week.So hows it going with you guys. Mon, 19 Jan 2009 15:24:16 EST Sunday-1/18/09 Good Morning Team! <BR> Had a pretty good headache going on yesterday so didn't get on to start a thread. Today, we are headed to the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico for my husband's annual awards banquet for his work! Will be interesting for sure. <BR> <BR> Since I attended the WW meeting the other nite with my friend I have been trying to stick to more of the program and have found that I know alot more than I think. It really has been good actually. After looking at all the diets tha... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 09:50:12 EST A Wonderful Weekend in Southern Oregon! My computer was having technical difficulties for a few days. I think it's good to go now. <BR> I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <em>67</em> Sat, 17 Jan 2009 17:12:08 EST TGIF-Southern Oregon Team Morning Team..TGIF! <BR> Early morning today, but I do my best work in the morning so I love it. <BR> <BR> Went to a WW meeting last nite with a friend, new program seems interesting and I am wondering if I need that accountability, just not sure. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day everyone, and thanks for posting, I will be checking in today throughout the day. Pressure is off for my deadline, yipee! <BR> <BR> Laura Fri, 16 Jan 2009 08:06:30 EST Southern Oregon Thursday! Good morning Team! <BR> Keith has had too much java this morning, he's too cheery with the eggs and bakey!! :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has had a good week so far. Its almost Friday! Anyone have any specific goals for today? Any struggles or triumphs they want to share? <BR> <BR> Laura Thu, 15 Jan 2009 09:54:31 EST Good Wednesda -1/14/09 Morning Team! <BR> I am a bit late starting our thread today, but better late than never! Keith, feel free to start a daily thread if you are here before me! <BR> <BR> Stressful day yesterday as my deadline approaches, but wil be relieved when its past. I did have a drink last nite, but I built it into my calories. <BR> <BR> Goal for today is 8 glasses of water, such a challenge for me. <BR> <BR> Laura Wed, 14 Jan 2009 10:33:04 EST Southern Oregon Team Tuesday-1/13/09 Good Tuesday Team! <BR> I hope everyone had a great Monday, and here we are at Tuesday. <BR> My goal for today is to get in at least a 30 minute walk. I am finding that mini-goals will help me to succeed the most, not trying to accomplish too many things at once. I have a mini-goal of a 10 pound loss and will go from there. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone will share some of your mini-goals with the group! Send me a message if you have any questions! <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! <BR> Laura Tue, 13 Jan 2009 09:00:35 EST I am here in Roseburg Roseburg is chilly today, hopefully the sun will shine soon. I decided I better write down everything I eat today. this seems to help to follow calorie count, etc. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 13:08:51 EST Hello I am new here today and live in Southern Oregon. I am trying to figure out how to use these spark team pages. It seems a bit confusing but I am sure I will figure this out. Thanks for all the great info on this site. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:53:27 EST 1/12/09-Happy Monday! Good Morning Southern Oregonians! <BR> <BR> Anyone that comes here before I do, feel free to start the thread for the day! <BR> <BR> Today is Monday, a new day. I didn't do so well Sunday, so am going to have a mini goal to get my water down today and try and stick within my calorie limits! <BR> <BR> Anyone else have any thoughts they want to share, feel free!! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday, <BR> Laura Mon, 12 Jan 2009 10:24:18 EST A GIGGLE A DAY... If Kitty Carlisle married Conway Twitty, she'd be Kitty Twitty. <BR> If Yoko Ono married Sonny Bono, she'd be Yoko Ono Bono. <BR> If Dolly Parton married Salvador Dali, she'd be Dolly Dali. <BR> If Bo Derek married Don Ho, she'd be Bo Ho. <BR> If Oprah Winfrey married Depak Chopra, she'd be Oprah Chopra. <BR> If Cat Stevens married Snoop Doggy Dogg, he'd be Cat Doggy Dogg. <BR> <BR> If Olivia Newton-John married Wayne Newton, then divorced him to marry Elton John, she'd be Olivia Newton-John... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 15:35:44 EST 1/11/09-Here we go! Good Morning Southern Oregonians... <BR> I would really like to see this team get going! Its really nice to see there are people in our area that are willing to support each other in our weight loss goals. I am following the Weight Watchers plan on my own, but love this site for the tools it has. I hope there are others that will post with me! <BR> <BR> Laura Sun, 11 Jan 2009 11:05:46 EST I'm in Medford!! Hello Everyone, <BR> Im not sure if anyone is ever here, seems to be a bit stagnant from the posts, but I would sure love to see that turn around. I need some support as I am hoping we all do. It never hurts to have a buddy! <BR> <BR> Let me know that my fellow Southern Oregonians are still hanging in there on this board! Sat, 10 Jan 2009 17:27:45 EST 5K Buffalo Roaming Run Run Feb 7th, 2009. J-ville Hey everyone, there is a 5k to sign up for in Jville! The Buffalo Roaming FUN Run(yes, they actually say FUN in the title!!) Feb 7th of 2009! I have decided to sign up for this, my first 5K. <BR> <BR> Originally, the pear-o blossom was going to be my first 5K, but I am a little nervous about being able to do it, so I am using this as practice. $18.00 with a t-shirt, $10.00 w/out a t-shirt. <BR> <BR> You can sign up online<BR>entAttachments/CN... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 12:21:28 EST GRANTS PASS SPARKER HOWDY <BR> I've been on Spark for 2 or 3 months - in G.P for almost 10 years. <BR> I'm glad to see others from around here doing it. Maybe we'll be able to support each other even more. <BR> PEACE Thu, 2 Oct 2008 16:25:07 EST Hi from Grants Pass How is everyone in Southern Oregon doing? Busy with school or work? Getting ready for the winter months? <BR> <BR> I'm back with SP, I've been gone for a really long time and I managed to gain weight. I'm going to lose it and keep it off for good this time. <BR> <BR> I'm also starting back to school online for my teaching degree. Wed, 24 Sep 2008 13:51:16 EST Hi From Klamath Falls Hi, I'm David from Klamath Falls and looking for encouraging friends to help in my struggle to lose weight. I just hope SP works for me, to this point nothing else has and I've tried just about everything. <BR> Sat, 26 Jul 2008 01:15:38 EST Hello from Klamath Falls Hi, I'm David from Klamath Falls and looking for encouraging friends to help in my struggle to lose weight. I just hope SP works for me, to this point nothing else has and I've tried just about everything. Sat, 26 Jul 2008 01:13:17 EST I'm officially a candidate! From the Roseburg NewsReview: <BR> <BR> When no Republican candidate emerged before last month’s primary election to take on U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, it appeared the Springfield Democrat would win a 12th term without opposition. <BR> <BR> However, Jaynee Germond, a Lookingglass resident and member of the Constitution Party of Oregon, has stepped forward to run against DeFazio. <BR> <BR> A longtime Republican, Germond, 50, switched her affiliation over her disappointment with the two major ... Tue, 1 Jul 2008 02:08:08 EST walk with us <em>68</em> Hey everybody, <BR> Another member, Cathy, and I are going to start walking regularly, we will be starting out slow, so come join us we can work up together. Monday will be our first day at South Middle School in GP. We can pick other sites for a change of pace and convience. Drop a line at this topic or "in GP" or my spark page. Lets support each other and lose together. <em>220</em> <BR> Dela Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:36:11 EST from GP I have been sparking for a couple of weeks now, but noticed this sight. I from GP and the friend that started me on SP is here in GP too. Local support would be great. <em>250</em> <BR> Dela Wed, 11 Jun 2008 03:39:30 EST Hello.... Is there anyone out there? I've noticed that the message board is sort of slow these days!!! Where is everyone at??? How is the weight loss journey going for everyone??? Tue, 3 Jun 2008 15:15:05 EST Anyone doing Jenny Craig in Medford?? Is anyone going to JC in Medford? I have been there since March and love it. The staff has been great and wonderful support. I would love to chat with anyone that is going there too. Sat, 24 May 2008 13:36:05 EST Looking for something to do on the weekend? I know many of us geared up to do the Pear Blossom but I wanted to remind everyone that there's lots of smaller events throughout the region almost every weekend. The Southern Oregon Runners has a great calendar of events with runs/walks on their website. <BR> <BR> <BR> Next weekend there's events in Medford, Roseburg, and Grants Pass! The weekend after that there's events at Florence, Gold Beach, and Medford. There's so many events that there's no excuses for sl... Mon, 28 Apr 2008 00:43:15 EST New Member from Brookings Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Just joined last week. I've lost 4 pounds! Is that beginners luck or does this tracking stuff really work?! I'm 45 and I have 50 pounds to lose. I need all the support I can get because I seem to lose and regain the same 10 pounds over and over again! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to meet you all! <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Apr 2008 23:45:52 EST I'm baaaaccckk! I've been a bad girl! I am disgusted that I have regained every bit of my weight. Life goes on and I know how to take it off again. <BR> <BR> Now for the good part... I am pursuing the Constitution Party nomination for Congress against Peter Defazio. The convention will be held on May 3rd, so you won't see my name on the primary ballot. <BR> <BR> Anyway, if you want to check out my webpage, I am at Wed, 19 Mar 2008 00:24:11 EST Pear Blossom Coming Right Up! I finally decided that I'll be doing the 1 mile Mayor's Walk this time. I'll be doing some volunteering at the YMCA for the Healthy Kids Day right after so I don't want to be too worn out. I think the 1 mile will be a good compromise - excercise without killing myself. <BR> <BR> I'll be walking, not running most likely as my asthma has been killer lately. <BR> <BR> Anyone else going to do it? I know several others were interested earlier. Sun, 16 Mar 2008 22:52:54 EST Just for giggles..... Check out this website.... Thu, 13 Mar 2008 19:57:27 EST Newbie from Yreka! No I am not currently living in Southern Oregon but grew up there and I still spend a lot of my time there so I hope you will all accept me in this group! <BR> <BR> I am 23 yrs old and will be married 2 years come May 13th, 2008. I have yo-yoed my whole life with my weight but these last 3 years have been bad! I am extremely embarrassed to be were I currently am but stepping on that scale yesterday really gave me the kick in the ass to get in gear! <BR> <BR> I wish everyone the best of lu... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 14:27:30 EST What is your favorite color? green Fri, 7 Mar 2008 18:54:47 EST Just joined from medford My name is Terri and I have lived in Medford for about five years. I have three teenagers and my husband travels for work. <BR> <BR> I joined SP in October and was doing great, than went on a trip and couldn't get back into the swing of things. I have started SP again a few weeks ago and have been having a geat time. <BR> <BR> I would love to find an exercise buddy or someone to help motivate me on SP. <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:12:18 EST PEAR BLOSSOM 2 MILE AND 1 MILE WALK/RUN Registration forms for the 2-mile Mayor's Cup and 1-mile walks are now available at Tue, 12 Feb 2008 19:48:42 EST WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER? There are many, many beautiful flowers.....crocus, geraniums, johnny jump-ups, gardenias, clematis, and white roses just to name a few. Tue, 12 Feb 2008 14:39:35 EST Story game just add to what I have started Yesterday the sun was out and I went for a walk in the park. I was surprised to see---? Mon, 11 Feb 2008 22:01:22 EST What is your FAVORITE type of music? JAZZ Mon, 11 Feb 2008 17:12:48 EST Walking Challenge? Hey guys, <BR> I need something to get me up off the couch on weekends. How about a walking challenge? We can do photo contests, scavenger hunts, "most interesting person seen", ....just anything to make me go. <BR> <BR> Anyone up for it? How about if this weekend we go for a nice long walk and take pictures, then share the pictures (or just your favorite one) and sort of a narrative of our walk with each other? Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:23:36 EST New in Town Hi So. Or. neighbors. I am new in town and don't have any new friends yet. I really need a local exersize buddy. Any one out there available for walks and such in Medford? I belong to Superior Athletic Club but don't tend to go. I know why I should go, I just can't find the motivation. Resonate with anyone? Thu, 24 Jan 2008 13:05:03 EST Super Bowl Snack Ideas? So...Super Bowl is coming up. I usually serve Chicken Wings and Chips and Dips and your basic junk food <BR> <BR> I need ideas for healthier options that will still taste great! <BR> <BR> Here are some things I thought of: <BR> Fitness waters instead of sodas <BR> Chicken wings should still be ok <BR> Easy Zucchini Paremesan (see recipe) is really good! <BR> baked corn chips - anyone got a good recipe? <BR> salsas <BR> <BR> Need MORE ideas! Wed, 16 Jan 2008 14:21:05 EST Happy New Year! Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Hope it was a fun New Years Eve for all. I Just signed up yesterday, so today is the first day of the program for me. I am off to the store now with my shopping list. Have a wonderful and succesful 2008! Tue, 1 Jan 2008 14:04:15 EST Hello? Just checking to see if it'd echo in here. Been awhile since anyone posted and just wondering how everyone is doing. <em>201</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2007 13:45:49 EST Read any good books lately? Has anyone found a good book? let us know about it. Fri, 19 Oct 2007 14:56:20 EST what do you do when it's raining outside Do you still walk/ Run? Mon, 15 Oct 2007 23:07:19 EST Biggest Challenge at the Y Anyone doing the Biggest Challenge at the YMCA in Grants Pass? Mon, 8 Oct 2007 13:01:51 EST Anywhere in Medford to get free yoga or pilates? I like walking well enough but I would like to get into yoga or pilates (or something) as an alternative. Problem is I don't have a job yet and can't afford that luxury. Does anyone know about the YMCA? Or any free classes? Thu, 6 Sep 2007 14:36:15 EST What is your favorite low calorie food Garden fresh tomatoes Thu, 6 Sep 2007 11:23:00 EST Three words that changed your life It's a boy Wed, 5 Sep 2007 10:36:54 EST Hi from Grants Pass Hi all, I am new here and was very excited to see that there are other peolpe near me. Can't wait to meet you all. <em>41</em> Tue, 4 Sep 2007 01:06:12 EST Oregon town from A to Z Albany Tue, 28 Aug 2007 13:50:59 EST Sooo..... For those who live in the Jackson County area of Southern Oregon, what are your schedules like? I'm curious because I was thinking that now that school is starting, and the weather is starting to cool down, there might be more of a possibility of a few of us getting together once a week or so to exercise together, whether it's a hike up at Jacksonville Hills or mall-walking or whatever. Sun, 26 Aug 2007 18:07:20 EST Football fans we must have some football fans in the southern oregon crowd. Come on lets here from you. Fri, 24 Aug 2007 17:46:46 EST Gyms Just wondering which gyms, if any, you are using here in Southern Oregon. <BR> I can't decide which to go with and wanted to get opinions from those who use them. <BR> <BR> thanks for any help <BR> Michele from Medford <BR> Mon, 6 Aug 2007 23:49:29 EST Newbie from Medford Hi, I'm Shannon. 31 years old, from Medford area. I'll be starting the South Beach diet, Phase One, on July 8. I've got about 100+ pounds to lose if I want to be what the medical community considers healthy. But I know what a healthy weight is for me, I used to be it. So I'm not worried about the medical community thinks is right for me. I know my body and my body type, and I'll be perfectly fine losing 70-80 pounds. <BR> <BR> I don't have a date goal set for that weight loss. I'm just goin... Sun, 1 Jul 2007 14:48:46 EST introduce yourself here Hi I'm jocelyn From grants pass. would love to meet anyone from southern oregon. I'm very excited by this website. Have already found it motivating. I have tracked all my food and been excercising for days. let me know how it works for you. Mon, 21 May 2007 21:21:30 EST