SparkPeople Florida Panhandle Sparkers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11670 If you live in the Florida panhandle, home of the beautiful emerald coast, then this team is for you! Join this active group of sparkers who want to get healthy and have fun doing it! SparkPeople Florida Panhandle Sparkers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=11670 Word for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x57215681 I try to start my day by focusing on something motivational or positive. I will read or meditate and then pick a word for the day. <BR> <BR> Today my word is STRENGTH Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:29:37 EST Another new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x56799399 Hello. My name is Bibi. I live in Pensacola. I work at night, usually but have a few day hours just to keep me sane. I love Pensacola. It is a great place to live. Do the Florida Panhandle Sparkers ever meet up? Can we? Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:36:30 EST Weekly Sparkpoints and Fitness Minutes Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4936x11670x53051044 Do you subscribe to the weekly Team Digest? If so, then you see who the team leaders are for sparkpoints and fitness minutes. You can also see where you rank and get some motivation to move more and move up! <BR> <BR> Congratulations to our curent leaders! Statistics show that YOU will be the most successful sparkers! <BR> <BR> April Team Leaders <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> DANABIRD1 <BR> LOVETOLAUGH56 <BR> KELLEYROCKON1 <BR> TRAVELIN_FOOL <BR> PCOLAGATOR <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <B... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 09:02:31 EST Fort Walton Beach Mayoral Race http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x52424867 Just in case there are any FWB residents lurking around, voting for Mayor and city council members for FWB is next Tuesday, March 12, 2013. My husband is running for Mayor and he would be great! So if you can vote, please do and if you know someone who lives in FWB who can vote, please ask them to do so. Allan "Al" Stearns, for Mayor of FWB, FLorida. Carol Thu, 7 Mar 2013 08:08:38 EST Great Places to Run/Walk along the Emerald Coast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x51721309 What a gorgeous place we live for outdoor activities! <BR> <BR> http://ecua.fl.gov/green/bayou-marcus-na<BR>ture-trail-walk <BR> <BR> This is very close to my home...gonna pop over there today for a walk/run with the hubby! To the end and back is a little over 3 miles...a 5K! <BR> <BR> Post your favs here! Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:47:51 EST Great Places to Walk/Run Along the Emeral Coast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x51721266 http://ecua.fl.gov/green/bayou-marcus-natu<BR>re-trail-walk <BR> <BR> What a gorgeous place we live for outdoor activities! This is just minutes from where I live. Going to hop over there today for a walk/run with my hubby. To the end and back is a little over 3 miles...a 5K! <BR> <BR> Post your favs here! Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:44:33 EST New to the FL Panhandle Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x51422643 Hello to everyone. I'm new to SparkPeople and thought joining a team would be a great way to get started and just go for it. I am a 40 year old wife and mother of 3 who lives in Pensacola. I no longer fit into my 20 something jeans and am getting tired of making excuses why I can't go to the beach or a pool (when it's obviously a bathing suit issue). Two years ago I wore a 2 piece suit & used to run 4 times a week. Well, that has come & gone. I lost my motivation to take care of myself & put ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 21:40:09 EST Goals for 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x51396613 <em>252</em> <em>243</em> <em>252</em> <em>381</em> <em>252</em> <em>386</em> <em>252</em> <em>380</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> It's time to set goals for 2013! Write them down and make them public. Ask for help from family and peers. Do whatever it takes to keep yourself accountable. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>243</em> <em>252</em> <em>381</em> <em>252</em> <em>386</em> <em>252</em> <em>380</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:06:24 EST Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x51265404 We made the move safe from Washington State and are all settled in here in Pensacola. <BR> It is really great to be back in the sunshine. I am struggling with eating healthy and exercise. <BR> If there is anyone that would like to get together to walk, let let me know. <BR> I know everyone is busy this time of year. <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:02:01 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x51258593 Fort Walton/Eglin AFB here..... <BR> <BR> Just did my first 5K a couple weeks ago and I want to improve on my time. I already run around 4x a week but only about 1.5 miles each time since its with my flight. Id be game for meeting up with folks around the area to run or walk or whatever. <BR> <BR> Veronica Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:27:00 EST New to the Team! =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x51253851 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Sarah. I live over in the Pensacola area. <BR> I decided to join Spark People so that I could have a more organized routine for my weight loss and fitness goals. I'm really happy to see a team specifically for my part of the state. <BR> <BR> I'm really hoping to get into a more solid running routine and change parts of my diet. My family has a history of diabetes, and over the last year, my doctor has told me that my sugar levels are showing signs of it ... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:39:38 EST Diabetics in Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x50852899 Are there any other diabetics here? I am Type 2 and just started taking insulin. Would love to chat with others who are diabetic. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:47:14 EST Who's Going to the Fair? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x50460479 Are you going to the fair? If so what are you looking forward to doing? What is your favorite fair food? Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:44:43 EST Just stopping by! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x50412835 Goodmorning!! Windows are open and having a hot chocolate on the back porch :) <BR> I don't usually post on here but after years on sparks thought "I should!" <BR> Look forward to picking up my walking at the PSC track in Milton now that the cooler weather is here and trying to figure out how to slow down the days!! They go soooo fast! I LOVE, love, love the holidays but I thought about how we skip from one holiday to the next...I wonder if the days were not defined by holidays, birthdays, e... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 09:42:30 EST Pensacola bound at the end of the month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x49860583 Hello everyone! I will be moving back to Pensacola after a four year visit here on Whidbey Island, Washington. LOL! <BR> I have been a Sparker since 2007. I lost 70 pounds in a two year period but managed to let the things in my life get me down and I ate my way back up the scale. Knowing that I will be back to a HOT climate where I can wear shorts and a bathing suit once again has gotten me ready to get this weight off but I am struggling. I want it to be for good this time. I do not e... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:41:25 EST Panhandle Restaurant Reviews Spark Style http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x49829413 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Thought a list of "safe" restaurants might be nice. We're so lucky to have lots of great seafood, but not all if it is Spark-friendly! I'll post one every time we go out (about once a week). Please join in everybody! <BR> <BR> Peg Leg Pete's, Pensacola Beach - Lots of fried stuff and sandwiches here, but also blackened grouper (my fave), grilled grouper, scallops, shrimp, chicken, all yummy. Sauces are served on the side. They come with a fresh veggie and rice that is real... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 13:41:56 EST September 2012 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x49733757 Summer is ending, school is back in session, routines are returning... <BR> <em>150</em> <em>207</em> <em>203</em> <em>17</em> <em>432</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have goals for the month of September? The holidays will be here before we know it. Let's work hard now so we look and feel great for all those special fun days ahead. <BR> <em>386</em> <em>429</em> <em>306</em> <em>442</em> <em>381</em> <em>411</em> <BR> <BR> Halloween is a big one for me. We are going to Vegas...and I... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 10:09:31 EST Pensacola area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x49615977 Good Morning Sparkers! <BR> <BR> My husband and I will be moving to Pensacola area in a few months. We are going to check out the area next month though. I was wondering if I could get some pointers on areas to look into as far as moving. Wanted to know what are some of the better areas there. Any information would be much appreciated. Thanks! Sat, 25 Aug 2012 09:12:59 EST Question for the Week of July 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x49238577 Do all of the political sign boards and posters popping up all over influence you in any way? Do you even notice them any more? <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:04:10 EST 5PM Running Group in Cordova Mall area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x49192653 I've been bit by the running bug again. It's always my *fall back* exercise because it's easy to do it and get it done for the day. I also still want to complete a 1/2 marathon and a full marathon. Wondering if any Panhandle Sparkers would be interested in running one or two times a week at 5 pm-ish in the Cordova Mall area? <BR> <BR> -Kelly Sat, 28 Jul 2012 08:26:08 EST Question for the Week of July 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x49111501 Will you be watching the Olympics? If so what is your favorite sport? <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 07:59:48 EST Holmes/Washing on/Jackson/Bay County http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x49044605 Hello, <BR> <BR> Just wondering if anyone was around these areas on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Have a great day. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:24:35 EST Question for the Week of July 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x49006854 What do you turn to to get the latest news for our area? Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:28:26 EST Interesting Website http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x48968749 I found this on Facebook. Embarassingly, I am most like the people of Tonga... but that's just another reason to keep going! So, who are you most like? <BR> <BR> "Where are you in the global fat scales?" <BR> <link>www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18770328 </link> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:50:16 EST New from Niceville Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x48935667 Hi, my name is Karen and if anyone lives near me I would like to hear from you. <BR> I've been with spark for a year and I've had lots of up and downs. <BR> I'm trying to become a lot more active on spark and exercising more at home. <BR> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:24:30 EST Question for the Week of July 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x48895316 Blue Angel week is here. Will you go and see them perform? If so where? Mon, 9 Jul 2012 07:38:09 EST Question for the Week of July 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x48787862 Will you be doing anything special for the 4th of July? What was your most memorable 4th? <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 08:05:05 EST July 2012 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x48764646 Did you meet your June goals? Mine was to get below 130 pounds...and I did it...just barely, but I made it. I bought myself a very hawt Victoria Secret swimsuit! <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> Now on to July! <BR> <BR> My goal for the month of July is to get to 125 pounds. Tall order. <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> If I accomplish this, I get "I lost 70 pounds" bragging rights. <BR> <em>196</em> <em>60</em> <BR> <BR> In order to get there I will: <BR> 1. Work out a minimum of 30 minutes 3-4 days... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 17:14:13 EST Question for the Week of June 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x48680024 Where are you from? And if you are from some where else what brought you here? Mon, 25 Jun 2012 07:52:09 EST Question for the Week of June 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x48576529 With the flooding we just had, is everyone prepared for hurricanes or any other disaster we might have? Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:06:25 EST Question for the Week of June 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x48473805 There are a lot of people who want to keep a small flock of chickens in their backyards for home use. How do you feel about having chickens as neighbors? It would be a small less than 5 hens and no roosters. <BR> <BR> <em>448</em> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:00:40 EST Question for the Week of June 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x48365142 Since it's turned hot and humid what is your favorite dessert? <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 07:48:20 EST Resources for Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x48353749 What resources do you use to help you stay on track? What Motivates you everyday to get up eat healthy and workout? I found this restaurant resource today here on Spark people. Have you seen it? <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/sparkdi<BR>ning.asp </link> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 12:10:56 EST June 2012 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x48339853 My goal for the month of June is to get below 130 pounds. <BR> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> If I accomplish this, I get "I lost 65 pounds" bragging rights. <BR> <em>516</em> <em>507</em> <BR> <BR> In order to get there I will: <BR> 1. Work out a minimum of 30 minutes 3-4 days a week, in the morning before work. <BR> 2. Eat low carb, low fat, low sodium, 1200 calories M-Th and on Friday if my weigh in on Friday is not lower than the previous Friday. <BR> 3. Relax the eating plan slightly ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 11:56:16 EST Question for the Week of May 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x48273175 What is your favorite healthy breakfast, and what is your favorite indulgent breakfast? <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 May 2012 07:20:42 EST Question for the Week of May 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x48163871 What is your favorite type of music? And what type of music do you like to work out to? Mon, 21 May 2012 09:06:35 EST Question for the Week of May 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x48058795 Have you been to the Gulf Breeze zoo? What is your favorite animal there? Mon, 14 May 2012 09:08:38 EST 10 Minutes a Day Workout Streak! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x47961222 <em>260</em> <em>311</em> <em>196</em> <em>332</em> <em>237</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>294</em> <BR> Here's a challenge you can jump into any time! See how long you can 'streak' working out for just 10 minutes a day. Of course, do more if you wanna, but make 10 minutes the minimum. If it's good enough for SparkGuy...it's good enough for us! Any workout activity counts! <BR> <em>260</em> <em>311</em> <em>196</em> <em>332</em> <em>237</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <... Mon, 7 May 2012 19:31:42 EST Question for the Week of May 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x47953392 Now that it's hot and humid, what do you do to stay cool? Do you still work out in the garden or exercise outside? <BR> <BR> <em>259</em> Mon, 7 May 2012 10:50:48 EST Question for the Week of April 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x47836288 There are a lot of good music concerts coming up this year. Will you be going to any? And if so which ones? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:38:18 EST Saving money. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x47817352 If you send me a message on my Spark Page, or Spark mail, I will give you the name of a car salesman here in Pensacola, who can help you with a purchase or any friend you have looking for a vehicle. I'm not promoting anyone, so that is why I will discuss it in private, but this young man can help you if you need to get a vehicle. I've read many blogs where women are worried about getting "taken" when buying a car, or they can't get one because of their money problems, so just thought I'd le... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 07:28:26 EST SP Spring into Shape Bootcamp Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x47783125 I highly recommend this team/workout plan, especially if you are new to sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/challeng<BR>e_detail.asp?challenge=9 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> <em>317</em> <em>146</em> <em>317</em> <em>87</em> <em>317</em> <em>214</em> <em>317</em> <em>184</em> <em>317</em> <em>126</em> <em>185</em> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:20:32 EST Question for the Week of April 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x47718328 Do you have a gym membership? If so where,and how do you like the place? Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:56:53 EST I need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x47714918 I'm not quite sure where to start (again) or where to go but I need help. I need suggestions of what to do and how to get it going. For a long while I tried and made no progress, it was a weak rather non-committed try, I suppose. Now I'm 50 lbs (or so) heavier and it's not getting better. I'm getting so I can't move well and it's only worse. I just am not sure what to do except stop right now, start one minute at a time and see what I can figure out. I'm lost. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 05:27:55 EST Question for the Week of April 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x47606127 What is your favorite outdoor activity? And hasn't the weather been great lately? Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:04:26 EST Question for the Week of April 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x47493978 What is your favorite Chinese restaurant, and what is your favorite dish there? Mon, 9 Apr 2012 09:20:10 EST Question for the Week of April 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x47385100 Looks like the baseball stadium is done, and shortly we'll have the first game there. Will you be going to any of the games? What is your favorite sport? Mon, 2 Apr 2012 09:53:02 EST Question for the Week of March 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x47270266 What local radio station do you listen? Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:20:07 EST Question for the Week of March 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x47155215 The Blue Angels are back! Will you be going to see them when they fly either practicing or a show? <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:26:02 EST Question for the Week of March 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x47033811 Spring is almost here. What signs signify Spring to you? Also, any plans for St. Patrick's Day? <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>441</em> <em>448</em> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 09:29:41 EST Question for the Week of March 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x46915445 Where do you get your seafood that you cook from? What is your favorite seafood dish? Mon, 5 Mar 2012 11:37:44 EST Question for the Week of February 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x46791012 When you want a really good steak which restaurant do you think of first? <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:42:30 EST Question for the Week of February 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x46691913 Did you go to any parades for Mardi Gras? And will you be giving up anything for Lent? Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:26:57 EST Question for the Week of February 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x46562435 Are you a native of Pensacola or from some where else? If from some where else where? Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:12:04 EST Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x46540845 Does anybody know of Zumba classes on the West side of town. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 22:36:52 EST Question for the Week of February 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x46450514 Will you be doing any thing special for Valentine's Day? If so what will it be? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> Mon, 6 Feb 2012 14:24:57 EST Question for the Week of January 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x46318993 Which restaurant has the best Mexican food here in Pensacola? Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:15:05 EST Gallery Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x46274335 The first Gallery night of 2012 is tonight. While I usually am not a fan of crowds, we love gallery night downtown. My son dances to every band in the street and the crowd is friendly, not pushy. Anyone planning on going? Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:11:51 EST Morning Radio Station http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x46260147 I am looking for a morning radio station that has traffic reports and weather more often than once an hour. I listen to Cat Country right now, and they used to do it every 10 minutes. Now it's about once every 30 minutes. Most music will be fine except for rap. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to all suggestions. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:49:37 EST Question for the Week of January 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x46189935 Today is the Chinese New Year. What sign of the Chinese zodiac were you born under? <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:01:53 EST Question for the Week of January 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x46062818 Where do you get your fresh produce? And what is your favorite vegetable and fruit? <BR> <BR> <em>210</em> <em>284</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>4</em> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:39:25 EST 5 Minute Booty Ball Workout Streak! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x46061012 <em>322</em> <em>322</em> <em>322</em> <em>322</em> <em>322</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1048 </link> <BR> <BR> I've started a streak of doing the 5 minute booty ball workout every day. I just started yesterday and I thought some of you might like to join me. I takes ony 5 minutes, but once you get the moves memorized, it takes much less time. I don't even use the video...I just pop on the foor with my stability ball and blast it ... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:18:31 EST Question for the Week of January 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x45919675 Mardi Gras season has started. Do you go to the parades? What do you look forward to? <BR> <BR> <em>103</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 09:11:54 EST Question for the Week of January 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x45768293 What stores would you like to see at the University Mall site? Mon, 2 Jan 2012 11:09:20 EST SPs January Jumpstart Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x45665842 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1699 </link> <BR> <BR> Why should I get a headache over trying to think of something new for the team, when Sparkpeople has already done it for me? I've done a few of SPs bootcamps. They are great! Here is the link to the January Jumpstart Challenge. I highly recommend it. Do this and track your food to stay within your calorie range most days and you will see results! <BR> <BR> Post here to let us know how you are doing! Tue, 27 Dec 2011 11:01:36 EST Question for the Week of December 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x45652987 New Year's Day is in less than a week. Are you or have you made resolutions for the upcoming year? <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 11:47:56 EST Challeng es/Goals for 2012? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x45652848 So 2012 is upon us...and I am out of ideas to add some spark to this team. I am happy to post a new challenge, but it's hard to keep it going without team participation. <BR> <BR> Any ideas from you guys? Anyone is welcome to post a new challenge under the challenges thread. <BR> <BR> My goal for 2012 will be to continue my current workout plan which combines cardio with strength training (all posted in my recent blogs), start tracking my food again in January, and keep pressing toward k... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 11:35:50 EST Question for the Week of December 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x45571665 What is your favorite local radio station? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:41:46 EST Question for the Week of December 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x45478703 Where do you go when you want a great sub sandwich? <BR> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:12:01 EST Question for the Week of December 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x45379065 Are you a native of Pensacola, and if not where did you come from and what brought you here? <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Dec 2011 08:43:34 EST Question for the Week of November 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x45271380 What is your favorite store to buy gifts that represents Pensacola? Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:35:56 EST Question for the Week of November 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x45180613 What will you be having for Thanksgiving dinner, and what are you most thankful for? <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> <em>426</em> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:12:46 EST Question for the Week of November 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x45070250 If you are going out to breakfast what restaurant do you go to? <BR> <BR> <em>487</em> <em>490</em> <em>472</em> <em>106</em> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 07:21:53 EST Question for the Week of November 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x44959446 What is your favorite seafood restaurant here in Pensacola? <BR> <BR> <em>492</em> <em>498</em> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 08:19:44 EST 2011 Holiday Maintain Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x44870078 <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>445</em> <em>442</em> <em>447</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> How many of you would like to get through the holidays this year and not gain weight or undo all the progress you have made this year? I know I sure would! <BR> <em>38</em> <em>192</em> <em>38</em> <em>192</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> So here is my holiday challenge...even with all the stress of holliday activity, do what you can to stay with the program.... <BR> <em>252</em> <... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 15:45:20 EST Question for the Week of November 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x44863233 The Holidays are just around the corner. <em>40</em> So my question is have your started doing anything for them? <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> <em>446</em> <em>500</em> <em>411</em> Tue, 1 Nov 2011 08:47:22 EST Question for the Week of October 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x44735435 What is the one thing you really like about Pensacola? Mon, 24 Oct 2011 07:55:35 EST Line Dancing at Hobbs Middle School http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x44236471 Santa Rosa Community Center presents line dancing at Hobbs Middle School in Milton on Thursdays for begginers at 6 p.m and intermediate at 7:17 p.m. For more information call 732-4052 Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:10:35 EST Run/Walk Club at Texas Road house Grill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x44236366 Hello Sparkers, <BR> <BR> On Thursday at 6 pm, Texas Road house Grill in Milton has a walk/run club. This is a great way to get out, be active,meet your neighbors, and spread the word about sparkpeople. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:01:56 EST What your "Why?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4936x11670x44134701 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4488126 </link> <BR> <BR> Read this blog from YOOVIE...then play with me here and post your WHY! YOOVIE was very honest...lets be honest too! <BR> <BR> I'll start... <BR> <em>18</em> because I like it when my husband looks at me and says, "You look hot!," AND I agree with him! Sat, 17 Sep 2011 17:17:53 EST Bringing back Spookie to Hottie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x44007865 Hello team...cooler weather is here and my Sparkiness is renewed! <BR> <em>431</em> <em>424</em> <em>36</em> <em>333</em> <em>275</em> <em>32</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <BR> If you follow my status posts, you know that I am doing a food tracking streak. I am on day 47...and I've lost 12 pounds. Are you exercising, you ask? Ummm, well, sort of. I get to the gym for spin once or twice a week. It's pitiful, I know, and I intend to do better, but the bottom line is that I have lo... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:54:36 EST Saving money on grocery shopping. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x43594455 Just wondering where and how you save money on grocery shopping in Pensacola. <BR> <BR> There is a "Day old Bread Store" out on Mobile Hwy near Saufley. I'm not sure if it is Flower's Bakery, but they sell lots of items. <BR> <BR> <BR> When my five children were small, I got the newsletter from Amy Dycyzyn who was the "Tightwad Mother". She had a notebook with all of the prices of everything she bought as she'd conpared stores in her area. It does help to have it written down so you ca... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:01:34 EST Local Happenings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x43570986 DALLAS_ANNE posted this on my Sparkpage this morning. Just wanted to share. I certainly will tell my friends and family about it! <BR> <BR> Sine you asked about my event - the organization that I run is called Hand Me Down Moms, and basically what we do is hold events or "swaps" where people bring all of the things that their family no longer needs, whether it's your old fat pants (which will hopefully be mine at the next swap!), dishes or furniture you don't need, kids clothes, toys, shoe... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:32:22 EST Weekend Warriors! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x43396925 Anyone care to join me in a weekend warrior challenge? Weekends are my hardest...and I'm bad about undoing the whole week's hard work in those two glorious days, Saturday and Sunday...with a little help from good ol' Friday night. I suspect many of you do the same thing. <BR> <BR> Here's the challenge: <BR> 1. Food tracking (as best you can) through the weekend. Try to stay within your calorie range at least one of the two days, but track both days. <BR> 2. At least one cardio session on S... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 09:47:18 EST New and needing help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x43166156 I am a mother of 3 in Milton who has been overweight her whole life but so very ready to change that. I am 24 and weigh 255 pounds. I have been working on getting my life and priorities together and losing the weight is one of them. I struggle with staying motivated and self control (with food anyway), so I am hoping to find local people with the same health goals and fitness levels to become partners in our weight loss journey! It's hard to do, but harder to do alone. <BR> <BR> Look forward... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 14:53:29 EST I'm trying Spark again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x43079247 I joined Spark over a year ago and did well for about 2 weeks. Then I got distracted but, now I am back and ready to commit this time. I am in Fort Walton Beach and have 3 lovely children. I am 29 years old and ready to make some changes. Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:21:15 EST fatloser.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x43033544 Just in case anyone want to chat about this mental toughness coach website (fatloser.com)...I would love to hear what you think. <BR> <BR> I just finished day 7. I've lost 2 pounds. Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:40:39 EST Dentist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x42589371 Since my children are older and my husband got dentures, I dropped my dental insurance as it wasn't worth the cost just to cover me. So, I'm wondering if anyone know a low cost dentist in the area. I've gone to one that I won't mention for the past 30 years, but he charges a lot. I thought maybe a Dentist out from Pensacola might be less. Just asking if anyone knows. Maybe best to send me a Spark Mail if you have any suggestions. Thu, 23 Jun 2011 03:46:37 EST My Summer Workout Schedule-Blue Angels Style! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x42313275 Hi Pensacola Sparkers!! Well I have made changes to my workout schedule for the summer to accomodate my current status for the summer season as I am in my pool now doing laps when I am not in the gym. <BR> <BR> Cardio/Strength 3x/week -Tues,Thurs,and Sat. <BR> Cardio ONLY 2x/week-Mon.,Fri. <BR> <BR> OFF day 1x/week-Sunday. <BR> <BR> This has the Blue Angels in Mind not just for this year's show in November but for next year's show in Jacksonville Beach; I am working hard to look ... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 14:15:46 EST My Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x42144278 <em>213</em> fellow P'cola sparkers!! I thought you might be interested in checking out my blogs on my spark page if so let me add you as a friend and then you can check out my blogs and my photos as well I will be putting up more photos on my page very soon!! <BR> <BR> <BR> I LOVE THE #1 BLUE ANGEL!!!! <em>337</em> Tue, 31 May 2011 11:54:44 EST Been on this team before! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x42037274 Hi Pensacola! I was on this team before; and decided tocome back as I know that Pensacola is the land of the free and the home of the Blue Angels!!! I am going to the 100th anniversary of Naval aviation show at NAS Jacksonville this year on November 6th so I am getting ready for when I (hopefully) meet at least some of the team especially the new flight leader; who is a local; from Orange Park <em>211</em> Wed, 25 May 2011 14:06:09 EST Howdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x40925966 Hello fellow Sparkers. My name is Kelly, I work with Carol Clark and just joined today. My weight loss goal is 20 lbs and I also want to eat better in general and get more active and have more energy. I'm a counselor by day and write books in my spare time-- I currently have 4 published books which you can see at www.AuthorKellyLStone.com <BR> <BR> Look forward to meeting everyone in cyber space. <BR> <BR> Kelly Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:18:46 EST Any ideas for a new challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x40833213 I'm out of ideas to get people motivated...including myself. Anyone wanna start a challenge...lead a challenge? Sun, 27 Mar 2011 21:02:39 EST New and from Ft Walton Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x40803358 I guess you guys will let me join! Just found this team through a mutual friend and I definitely need some motivation. Carol motivates me and my name is Carol so there you go. Any other FWB's out there? Sat, 26 Mar 2011 09:50:24 EST I need a JOB!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x40027497 if anybody knows any one in Pcola looking for someone to do any kind of marketing, graphic/logo design please send me a msg and i will give you my info to give them <BR> <BR> <BR> Please and Thank You!! <BR> ~Kari Sat, 19 Feb 2011 13:50:46 EST any one from Crestview? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x39349369 Hello everyone, I am a 30 year old full time working mom. I live in crestview. I have a 2 year old daughter Riley, a 7 year old son Hunter who is special needs (if you are a nurse at sacred heart you may know him), and a 9 year old daughter Erin. I work all day as a teacher to 10 sweet and sometimes trying 1 year olds. I started trying to lose weight about 2 years ago and lost about 35 pounds relatively easily since then I have plateaued and even gained back some despite being much more healt... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:42:03 EST any one from Crestview? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x39349367 Hello everyone, I am a 30 year old full time working mom. I live in crestview. I have a 2 year old daughter Riley, a 7 year old son Hunter who is special needs (if you are a nurse at sacred heart you may know him), and a 9 year old daughter Erin. I work all day as a teacher to 10 sweet and sometimes trying 1 year olds. I started trying to lose weight about 2 years ago and lost about 35 pounds relatively easily since then I have plateaued and even gained back some despite being much more healt... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:41:56 EST any one from Crestview? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x39349358 Hello everyone, I am a 30 year old full time working mom. I live in crestview. I have a 2 year old daughter Riley, a 7 year old son Hunter who is special needs (if you are a nurse at sacred heart you may know him), and a 9 year old daughter Erin. I work all day as a teacher to 10 sweet and sometimes trying 1 year olds. I started trying to lose weight about 2 years ago and lost about 35 pounds relatively easily since then I have plateaued and even gained back some despite being much more healt... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:41:43 EST Today I did not eat... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4936x11670x38916923 Doughnuts! <BR> <em>473</em> <em>473</em> <em>473</em> <em>473</em> <em>473</em> <em>473</em> <em>473</em> <em>473</em> <em>473</em> <em>473</em> Wed, 5 Jan 2011 20:34:07 EST 11 Pounds in 11 Weeks Challenge Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x38916834 Hey challengers...let's use this thread to chat about our progress and the other thread to post weekly weigh-ins. Post your weigh-in by editing your original post. <BR> <BR> I am giving my body time to sodium detox before I post my starting weight. I don't know why...it's hard for me to acknowledge it in writing when my weight gets above 145. 145 is the 50 pounds lost mark for me. When I get above it I feel really lousy. If I'm not there by Friday...then it is what it is. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 20:31:15 EST Pensacola Sparkers 11 pounds in 11 weeks for 2011! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x38813974 Ok team...here's the challenge as promised. <BR> <BR> The goal is to lose a minimum of 11 pounds in the first 11 weeks of 2011 (now through 3/18/11) This gets us to St. Patrick's Day weekend. One pound a week! That's all. You can do it! <BR> <BR> Rules: <BR> 1. State your intent to participate in this challenge by this Friday (1/7/11)by posting your week one weight on this thread in the following format(copy and paste in your post): <BR> <BR> Week 1: 1/7/11 - Starting weight: <BR> <BR>... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 15:19:03 EST Apology http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x38039674 Hello Team! <BR> <BR> I just want you all to know that I am sorry for being such a lousy sparker the last few months. <BR> <BR> You would think I would know by now that if I stop sparker, my butt gets bigger, but I can't seem to learn my lesson. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm here again, ready to restart all over again with things. <BR> <BR> I thank you all in advance for the support, and thank you again for supporting me in the past. <BR> <BR> ~Heather Sat, 20 Nov 2010 18:27:08 EST Pensacola Sparkers 2010 Holiday Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x37789851 <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>446</em> <em>500</em> <em>412</em> <em>411</em> <em>408</em> <BR> Okay Pensacola Team...the holidays are officially upon us and it is time to amp it up so we don't lose our momentum. We started the year well...let's end it well! <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>91</em> <em>4</em> <em>198</em> <em>33</em> <em>9</em> <em>248</em> <em>236</em> <BR> This goal for this challenge is up to you. <BR> 1. You may choose to maintain. This is a great goal sin... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 16:12:16 EST Garcon Point Bridge Walk/Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x37418228 Is anyone interested in participating in this walk/run this Saturday, October 23rd at 7:30 am? <BR> <BR> Runners/walkers will be transported from Lowes parking lot in Gulf Breeze, Hwy 98 to starting line of race North side of Garcon Point Birdge. It is a <BR> 5 mile walk/run and ends on South side of bridge where you will be transported back to Lowes. Must complete walk in 1-1/2 hours. Awards will be given for different categories. Registration is $25 before October 21st then jumps to $30. ... Tue, 19 Oct 2010 22:14:04 EST Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Local Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x37297688 Hello Pensacola Sparkers! <BR> <BR> JABCLUB (Cindy) had a great idea to get a group together for the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Mall to Mall Walk." I will be out of town that weekend, but I thought some of you might like to join Cindy. Post on this thread if you are interested. <BR> <BR> Map: <BR> <link>makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/Doc<BR>Server/2010_MSABC_Route.pdf?docID=158229 </link> <BR> <BR> General Information: <link>makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/Doc<BR>Serv... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 20:49:26 EST UWF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x36302780 anyone on this team walk or run at UWF? Thu, 26 Aug 2010 21:45:06 EST Spookie to Hottie LOOW Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x36257940 OK guys...this is a serious weight loss challenge that will go from September 3 to October 29. <BR> <em>424</em> to <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> Last One Out Wins! (LOOW - Stolen from the Fat Wives Club team) <BR> 1. Tell me your intention to participate and starting weight by 9/3/10 (Post in this thread to let me know) <BR> 2. Weigh in every Friday (Post your weight in this thread) <BR> 3. If you fail to post by midnight Friday, you are out. <BR> 4. If you ... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 21:08:46 EST Spit or swallow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x36010089 Margaritas Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:36:40 EST Satisfying foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x35740353 What healthy foods do you find satisfying? I remarked to my roommate earlier that I find junk food more satisfying which isn't good. <BR> <BR> I just had lowfat cottage cheese and mandarin oranges. Yum. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 22:25:45 EST Sunday Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x35730428 Not everyone has Saturday mornings open, so if you are interested in mall-walking on Sunday mornings, post here. The mall opens later on Sundays, so the walk would need to be a little later, which might suit some of you better as well. <BR> <BR> Lemme know peeps! <BR> <em>448</em> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:01:28 EST Summer Sizzle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x35631853 Is it hot enough outside for ya? <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <BR> Don't let the summer heat slow you down. Let's kick it up a notch and burn baby burn those calories! <BR> <em>54</em> <BR> Yowza! It's gettin hawt in here! <BR> <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> Set your workout goals. <BR> (Mine? Circuit training 30-45 minutes five days a week in the morning BEFORE work; and one 60-90 minute moderate weekend activity) <BR> <BR> Set your calorie range and track your food. <BR> (Mine? 1200-... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 21:34:10 EST Dinner Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x34613276 I'm totally in a food rut, and need some new ideas for healthy dinners. <BR> <BR> Anyone have anything awesome they want to share? Sat, 5 Jun 2010 21:47:58 EST Monthly Fitness Minutes Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x34488730 Our team goal for June is 15,000 minutes! Let's beat those Polk County Sparkers! <BR> <em>319</em> <em>324</em> <em>312</em> <em>320</em> <em>318</em> <em>332</em> <em>231</em> Mon, 31 May 2010 10:45:58 EST Tips for Consistency http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x34485016 Hello All! <BR> <BR> Anyone got any great tips on consistency past 1-2 months. That's inevitably when I fall off the wagon. I'm sick of it, but I just can't seem to help it. Mon, 31 May 2010 05:39:51 EST Memorial Day to Independence Day Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x34472660 <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <BR> Up for a 10 pounds in 5 weeks challenge? <BR> <BR> Join me in this Memorial Day to Independence Day Challenge! 2 pounds a week! We can do it! <BR> <BR> 1. Track your food! <BR> 2. Do your cardio! <BR> 3. Drink your water! <BR> <BR> My starting weight is 145...yeh...the cruise followed by a birthday weekend has taken it's toll, but I won't let it get me down. It's time to get serious and get busy lo... Sun, 30 May 2010 11:45:10 EST May Team Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x33864364 Our team goal for May is 15,000 fitness minutes. I will be gone on a cruise for a whole week in May, and while I do plan to work out on the ship...I may not make up all the tracking when I return. <BR> <BR> Look at what you did last month and set a goal for this month! <BR> <BR> Let's do it team! Sun, 2 May 2010 22:27:08 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x33776869 Pleaase welcome BAMAGIRL58 (Nancy) as a new team leader. Nancy has been faithful to this team from the moment she found us. She always knows just the right thing to say, whether you are celebrating a success, or kicking yourself for falling short. <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> Thanks Nancy for volunteering to be a Pensacola Sparkers leader. <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> If you would like to meet Nancy (or me :0) show up for the team walk this Saturday at Cordova Mall, 8 AM! <BR> <em>68</em> Wed, 28 Apr 2010 22:27:58 EST Howdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x33259658 My name is Rese. I'll be 37 in August and I need to lose about 85 pounds. I've been overweight for 16 years, since my first son was born. I tend to be a stress eater. If food is there, I eat it. I am hoping with this site and being able to track what I eat, I can actually see how much I really do eat. I started walking again last week, too! I'm ready to look good again. Wed, 7 Apr 2010 07:14:04 EST 6-Weeks- 6-Pounds Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x33185281 Okay Pensacola...I am cruising in 6 weeks (May 15th) and I need to lose a minimum of 6 pounds. <BR> <BR> I NEED YOUR HELP! <BR> <BR> HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE and DO THIS WITH ME! Let's lose 6 pounds together! <BR> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> <em>340</em> Sun, 4 Apr 2010 00:18:01 EST April Team Fitness Minutes Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x33156300 What a great job we did in March! <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> 18,883 FITNESS MINUTES!!! <BR> <em>250</em> <BR> 3RD out of all the FLORIDA teams! <BR> <em>264</em> <BR> Can we go for the GOLD and try for 20,000 minutes in APRIL? Let's do it! If you don't know how to log your minutes, let me know and I will help. <BR> <em>306</em> Fri, 2 Apr 2010 14:21:08 EST new spark here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x32360449 Hello all! I just joined. I want to lose weight and get fit. I would LOVE a buddy to talk with or even get together with. I just bought with wii fit plus and so far I love it. I hope to make some good friends. <BR> KC Mon, 1 Mar 2010 22:24:49 EST hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x32357269 How is everyone doing in Good old Pensacola. Right now i'm living in RI.. But come the first of April I'll be living in Sunny fla.. We are moving to Crestview and seeing that Pensacola and Ft. Walton beach seems to be the closest groups around that area, I hope you don't mind that I joined you.. <BR> Funny thing is that when I was 3 we lived in Pensacola on the base. My dad was stationed there. So I think it to be ironic that we are moving back toward the same area with my family. <BR> I've... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 20:46:25 EST March Team Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x32327946 15,000 Minutes! That's our goal for March. Record your minutes so we can stay ahead of Polk County! <BR> <em>216</em> <em>318</em> <em>34</em> <em>311</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>309</em> <em>320</em> <em>57</em> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:45:33 EST March Madness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x32327846 Are you slackin' off? Are you missing your goals you set for 2010? Does it make you mad??? It makes me mad...mad as hey-ll!!! <BR> <BR> Let's NOT give up Pensacola Sparkers! Let's get mad and give it our all! Let's not let our bad choices rule us! Food does not control us. No it does not! We CAN make good choices. We CAN be healthy! <BR> <BR> Come on...get MAD with me and let's do something about it! <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 4 pounds this month. State your goal and GET MAD! ... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:42:12 EST Things to do with kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x32327206 As some of you know I am an Indiana Girl but vistit Pensacola. My boyfriends family lives there. He is from Ft. Lauderdale and Pensacola. He lives in Indy now. We are coming for Spring Break to visit. We are coming as many times as we can this year. She found out over Christmas break that she has lung cancer. We went to the Navy Museum and Blue angels show last time. It is still cold to get in the water. Does anyone have suggestions of things to do with the kiddies that is somewhat c... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:19:02 EST SparkPeople New Users Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x32208833 If you are new to SparkPeople and having difficulty maneuvering through the site...would you be interested in meeting with me so I can show you around? <BR> <BR> We could meet at Panera Bread where there is free wireless internet and use my laptop (or yours if you have one) and I could help you with getting started. <BR> <BR> The best time for me is 5:00 PM on weekdays or on Saturday after the morning walk. Sunday afternoon would be an OK time as well. Post here if you are interested. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:55:32 EST McGuire's Events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x32118564 I have never done a 5K before, but have always kinda dreamed about it. I got pretty far on the Couch to 5K plan a few years back, but dropped it when I moved and got a new job. I am starting up again! I want to try for the McGuire's Prediction Run next month, even if I end up walking a lot of it. In the meantime, is anyone interested in going to the Tuesday afternoon Running Club at McGuire's? I've never been, and I've never met any of you all, so it would be a little nerve-wracking for ... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 08:17:15 EST HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x31827350 I can feel it! I'm starting to slide. Help - I need encouragement! <BR> <BR> I just want to sleep! No work, no working out, no nothing! HELP ME!!! Tue, 9 Feb 2010 15:28:26 EST February Team Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x31575881 Our little team was second in overall fitness minutes in January. The only team that beat us is the Florida official team, which has tons of members. That's pretty amazing! Thanks to all of you who posted minutes. <BR> <BR> Set your fitness minutes goal for February...mine is 250 minutes per week...1000 for the month. <BR> <BR> Let's not let those other Florida teams take the lead away from us! Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:22:32 EST February "I LOVE ME" Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x31575743 Let's keep the momentum going! Set your weight-loss or fitness goal for February. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 4 pounds. My starting weight is 138...headed for 134! Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:17:27 EST weekly weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x31568155 2 more pounds down the drain!!!! Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:01:37 EST Food tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x31472302 Is the site down? I cant add a meal in the tracking part. I can copy from another day but cant finish anything. Is there a time limit on where you can go back to a different day? <BR> Wed, 27 Jan 2010 20:30:40 EST Daily Nutrition Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x31213110 I don't know if anyone uses this feature, but I really like it. The only thing I wish it has, and this is where my question stems from, is a generic chart to compare. For example, I want to see if my Carb/Fat/Protein breakdown is reasonable or not based on the average. <BR> <BR> Is there something out there like that but I don't see it? Mon, 18 Jan 2010 23:20:14 EST weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x31158989 I Lost 5 lbs!!!! Sun, 17 Jan 2010 09:52:37 EST Mexican pozole (Mexican beef and hominy stew) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x30959414 I just made this awesome soup or stew (what ever you want to call it) Its only 253 cal.per cup. <BR> <BR> 2 lbs lean beef (eye of round) <BR> 1 table spoon olive oil <BR> 1 large onion chopped <BR> 1 clove garlic, finally chopped <BR> 1/4 tsp. salt <BR> 1/8 tsp. pepper <BR> 1/4 cup cilantro <BR> 1 can (15 0z) stewed tomatoes <BR> 1/3 can tomato paste <BR> 1 can (1lbs, 13 oz) hominy <BR> <BR> 1. In a large pot heat oil and sauté beef <BR> <BR> 2. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper silantro, an... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 19:47:04 EST Telling you about myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x30952838 Howdy, My name is Bill Johnston and I came here in 1988 (navy transplant) left in 91 and back in 95 and decided to stay here. I retired in 98 and now i work with the county. I'm married and have 3 kids 2 are in Fort Wayne And we have a new grandbaby there, our daughter that's still here (kinda) graduated from Escambia high in 08 and was valedictorian. <BR> <BR> I need to lose about 50 to 75 lbs. after getting put of the navy the weight just came on slow. Plus I quit smoking and that helped I... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:48:08 EST Finding a New Doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x30948669 In September, my doctor left her practice unexpectedly. And I was really happy with her because she was honest, she listened to me, and she was very concerned with prevention. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone has a great doctor, preferably one that can do everything (female tests, etc) that you could recommend for me? Some of my prescriptions will run out within the month, and I need to take care of this. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance!! <BR> <em>247</em> Heather Sun, 10 Jan 2010 13:12:54 EST Help With the site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x30932687 I'm new here and cant figure out the meal thing. I ate today but nothing from the list. How do I or can I put in on my own what i put in or if i know the calorie count can I put it in someplace? <BR> Sat, 9 Jan 2010 21:08:53 EST I need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x30717708 Hello All! <BR> I have a diet dilemma. <BR> <BR> <BR> I AM ALWAYS HUNGRY! I'm sure this is partly a product of not really paying attention much lately, but even in my best SP moments, I have battled with hunger. I've tried a medical approach, using blood sugar meds that are supposed to help suppress, but it doesn't. URGH! <BR> <BR> What's more, I have a hard time keeping up with nutrition tracking on SP. I can be good for a short time, but after a while it becomes too tedious. T... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 13:28:47 EST January Start Strong Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x30669025 What if... <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> at the end of January... <BR> <em>425</em> <BR> you were... <BR> <em>15</em> <BR> 8-10 pounds lighter? <BR> <em>40</em> <em>7</em> <BR> Just imagine it! <BR> <em>88</em> <BR> Grasp it! <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> It CAN be yours! <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> It could mean a whole clothes size smaller! <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> It would put you closer to your overall goal! <BR> <em>208</em> <BR> It would be a STRONG start to 2010! <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 21:27:26 EST The Spark Book Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x30667294 Anyone interested in discussing "The Spark?" I just got my copy and I have read the intro and the first chapter. <BR> <BR> Chris Downey's childhood was really tough! It always seems like kids who have it rough do great things. Maybe I shoulda' made things harder for my kids! LOL! <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 20:22:21 EST 2010 Goals - Wanna Share? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x30653473 Hey Guys! <BR> <BR> I don't know about you, but I try not to make "resolutions" because I can't seem to stick with them. For some reason, I do better with "goals" - you say potato, right? Anyway, if you would like to share your goals for the new year, please post them. Make it'll spark some inspiration in our fellow teammates!! <em>224</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 11:33:54 EST January Team Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x30631716 Have you set your cardio minutes goals for Janaury? Mine is 1000 minutes, 250 minutes per week. <BR> <BR> I'm keeping the team goal at 15,000. Hoping there will be lots more activity this month! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 12:09:15 EST Sunday Team Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x30289323 I have been asked to look at another day besides Saturday for a team walk. The only other day I can go in the morning is Sunday. <BR> <BR> Is Sunday morning an option for any of you? <BR> <BR> There is also the option of doing the McGuires on Tuesday at 6 PM and/or the Hopjacks on Wednesdy at 6 PM. I usually run when I do these, but walking is perfectly fine. If anyone is interested, I will be happy to meet you for either one of these. Sat, 12 Dec 2009 08:23:27 EST December Fitness Minutes Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x30046366 As a team we are in 3rd place in November out of all the Florida teams (10,681 minutes). <BR> <BR> My goal for December is 1500 minutes. I missed this goal in November by less than 200 minutes. I can do it! <BR> <BR> What's your fitness minute goal for December? Let's end 2009 with a bang! <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2009 16:31:36 EST Eating Out Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x29757594 Eating out...so much fun, but often a weight-loss detriment. <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> But...we gotta face it, we're gonna do it from time to time. <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> Post your eating out tips here. Make it specific to area restaurants or just tips in general! <BR> <em>52</em> <BR> At some time in the near future, I'd like to plan an "eating out" meeting for the team. Maybe this will give us some good ideas on where to go. <BR> <em>220</em> Sun, 15 Nov 2009 15:53:22 EST November Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x29429260 October was a sad fitness minute month for me...only a little over 1100 minutes. My goal for November is 1500 minutes. <BR> <BR> As a team, we are 3rd in the state of Florida, which ain't too shabby! <BR> <BR> Look at how you did in October and set a reasonable goal for November. Sat, 31 Oct 2009 16:49:49 EST November December Holiday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x29429179 I'm not going to kid myself...it will take all that I can do to maintain my weight loss through the holidays...which is pretty much all I have done this year. But, hey, there is nothing wrong with maintaining. At least I didn't gain. <BR> <BR> So that's my weight goal to get me through the end of 2009. I will stick to my exercise goals and do the best that I can to keep from gaining. <BR> <BR> What's your goal? <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em>... Sat, 31 Oct 2009 16:44:09 EST Halloween Spookie to Hottie Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x28772955 Halloween is Saturday, October 31st. We get to start using these fun Halloween emoticons! <BR> <em>421</em> <em>419</em> <em>420</em> <em>422</em> <BR> Gotta sexy costume in mind? A fun party to attend? Set a goal to lose 1-2 pounds per week by Halloween. We can do it! <BR> <em>423</em> <em>275</em> <em>424</em> <em>431</em> Wed, 30 Sep 2009 21:38:52 EST October Fitness Minutes Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x28772732 We are so close to making our 10,000 minute goal for September! Log those fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> Our goal for October is 10,000 minutes again. Let's rock it! Look at what you did in September and set a goal to do more! <BR> <BR> I did 1804 in September...my goal for October is 1850. Wed, 30 Sep 2009 21:30:41 EST New to Pensacola! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x28400314 Hey. My name is Jennifer. I am from New Orleans, LA, but just recently moved to Pensacola thanks to my husband and his military career. I am a mother of one amazing 18 month old little girl. <BR> I am really looking for support in my weight loss journey and I hope to find it here! Mon, 14 Sep 2009 12:58:58 EST September Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x28089093 We finished August with 8,060 minutes. The goal for September is 10,000 minutes. Let's get loggin'! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 20:25:55 EST September Get Serious Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x28089003 Ok team...Summer is over and it is time for schedules and routines. Make exercise a priority...at least 3 days a week. <BR> <em>217</em> <em>216</em> <em>231</em> <em>68</em> <em>406</em> <em>34</em> <BR> Make the best food choices you can EVERY day. <BR> <em>190</em> vs. <em>483</em> <BR> And drink your water! <BR> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> Lets make September the month we see results! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 20:21:45 EST Join the Food Fight with Your Daily Spark Spin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4936x11670x27846579 Let's have a food fight! Throw food at the person who posted the last comment in this thread. You get to throw as many items as your daily spark spin. Be creative and choose a food you may have passed up during the day. <BR> <em>486</em> I wanted fries, but I chose veggies instead at the Oar House tonight. <BR> <BR> OK next person...throw something at me! Thu, 20 Aug 2009 22:29:52 EST how many of ya'll got kids? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x27801440 i got a 10 yr old and a 13 yr old. <BR> just wondering how many here have children. <BR> i just got them 2 and there a handful. <BR> so its hard for me to make it on sat. to the walks. <BR> because of the kids. <BR> but if anyone with kids would like to get together with the kids at a park. brentwood has a walking track and a nice park and has a port-a-potty lol. <BR> just me know and were trying to get the people with kids to hooked up. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:52:17 EST do you diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x27778071 do you all diet? <BR> if you do , do you cheat and feel guilty about it? <BR> Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:40:36 EST Never Met a Dessert I Didn't Like http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x27577428 Hi, I'm Sharon. I'm 61 years old and have struggled most of my life with my weight. I was diagnose with fibromyalgia a couple of years ago and am now on disability and fighting it all the way. My doctor's tell me I would feel so much better if I could get my weight down to about 126 from my current 162. When I got myself up from rolling on the floor with laughter, we compromised on an initial goal weight of 142. <BR> <BR> This is where Spark People enter the scene. HELP ..... don't kn... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 08:04:03 EST August Fitness Minutes Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x27458330 We finished July with 10,657 minutes as a team. Our goal for August is 15,000 minutes. <BR> <BR> Set your own goal to do more this month than you did last month! Mon, 3 Aug 2009 21:37:33 EST Walking Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4936x11670x27264607 Hi <BR> I live in Gukf Breeze.I would love to join the Saturday ir sunday walks but I work sat and aun mornigns. I need a walking buddy who could walk in the afternoon on any day. I neve rwork later that about 1pm and that is rare usually off much earlier. would like to walk in the Gulf breeze area but would be willing to drive to the pensacola side of the bay downtown or east hill area to meet someone. I leave work every day with the intention of going fo ra walk but ia am so tired and i... Sun, 26 Jul 2009 16:08:58 EST July Fitness Minutes Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x26741927 June was a good month...our total fitness minutes were 9,975 and we ranked 3rd in the Florida teams. <BR> <BR> Look at what you did in June and try to do a little more this month. The team goal is 10,000 minutes. <BR> <BR> We can do it! Fri, 3 Jul 2009 01:07:00 EST Spto Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x26525940 Hi gang <BR> I am getting back on track!! Quit smoking yeaterday joined a team for it. <BR> <BR> tracking my food and going to do some kind dddof work out will start today still deciding what to do. <BR> <BR> I have a question <BR> Soes any one know good exerccised for upper back?? It is a hard place to exersize but I really need it for my posture and to relieve pain and tension I hurt it in an auto acccident in 2000 <BR> any suggestions welcome Tue, 23 Jun 2009 15:05:49 EST Avon Rep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x26461636 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I wanted everyone to know that I am now selling Avon! So, if you need a book or want to place an order, just email me and I will be happy to help! <BR> <BR> You can also go to: <BR> <BR> www.youravon.com/amychastain <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Amy Sat, 20 Jun 2009 20:26:51 EST Apology to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x26403005 Hey Guys! I just wanted to stop by and say I'm sorry for being AWOL for the last month or so. Ever since things started rolling with buying a house, I've lost focus on my exercise and on SP. I hate that I missed the last walk, too! <BR> <BR> I promise, though, to be a better co-leader after I get settled into my new home! I hope everyone on the team is doing well, and I hope to hear from you all again soon! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Heather Thu, 18 Jun 2009 06:33:27 EST Any other UWF students out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x26309000 I'll be in ROTC this fall and they have PT on MWF from 6:30-7:30am but my classes M and W don't start til 10. Anyone interested in meeting for post-PT walks with me around 7:30-7:45? They have a pretty, pedestrian-friendly campus with some nice hills. I'm just trying to think of a good way to spend that extra time in there. I live in Milton so it's just far enough away I don't want to have to commute all the way back just to have to turn around again for class. I'm thinking we could do 1-... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 14:56:25 EST Exercise of the Day Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x26173066 I saw this on another page...might be fun. <BR> <BR> Challenge yourself to do the daily SP featured exercise every day. Post here and let us know how you are doing. <BR> <em>84</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2009 21:25:46 EST June Fitness Minutes Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x25991061 Check you points from May and set a goal to do a little more. Our team goal is 15000 points. <BR> <BR> My personal goal is 1600. <BR> <em>186</em> <em>216</em> <em>237</em> <em>231</em> <em>108</em> Mon, 1 Jun 2009 21:29:24 EST Summer Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x25854268 I need ideas for a summer challenge. Any thoughts? I need somethiing that will keep me on track. I'm up 6 pounds from where I like to be and it is driving me nuts. I work out every day, lift weights, too. If I get off track with my eating the slightest bit...I gain so fast! <BR> <BR> Help! Wed, 27 May 2009 14:03:59 EST May Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x25244873 For April, our team hit 13,799 fitness minutes, which is awesome. We're still placing third in the Florida teams!! <BR> <BR> Let's aim for 15,000 minutes again. We keep getting closer and closer. I'm setting my goal for 1200 minutes again. <BR> <BR> What's your goal? And don't forget to update us on your progress!! <em>104</em> Sun, 3 May 2009 21:12:15 EST Pensacola Area Happenings - 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x24900576 Hi, <BR> <BR> I looked around and didn't see another post that I could add this to, so I'm creating one just for this topic. <BR> <BR> Have you heard about this site? <BR> <BR> <link>www.fiestaoffiveflags.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> There is an active Treasure Hunt (DeLuna Treasure Hunt)going on from April 20th thru May 8th. <BR> <BR> Phone: 850-433-6512 <BR> Admission: FREE <BR> Sponsor: WEAR ABC 3 and West Florida Healthcare <BR> Winnings total over $5,000 in cash and prizes. Map... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 13:36:03 EST What are you reading? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x24755761 Lately I've been using books as a way to wind down at night - I forget sometimes how much I enjoy reading. <BR> <BR> I'm starting Digital Fortress by Dan Brown tonight. Anybody read that? <BR> <BR> What are you currently reading or have read lately that's good stuff? I just finished a really weird book titled Kings of Infinite Space by James Hynes. <BR> <BR> Please share!!! Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:20:25 EST Make it Happen by Memorial Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x24689443 OK Pensacola Sparkers! Time for a new challenge. We have 6 weeks until Memorial Day. <BR> <em>232</em> <BR> My goal is to get my act together and lose a pound a week. <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> What's your goal? Post it here, commit yourself to it and MAKE IT HAPPEN!! <BR> <em>248</em> Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:29:26 EST Pet Sitter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x24652747 <BR> I just wanted to let everyone know that I keep pets while people are away on vacation. My rates are great @$15.00 for the first dog and $10.00 each additional dog. We have a great home with a fenced in yard and two dogs of our own. I have a few bookings already, so if you are going on vacation and haven't found someone to watch your pets, please give me a call @850-450-2348. <BR> <BR> It seems cheezy to advertise with the team, but I know I have tried finding nice places to care for ou... Sun, 12 Apr 2009 17:31:38 EST Spring Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x24647397 Hey folks! Since we're already halfway through April, I thought I'd issue a <em>464</em> Spring <em>67</em> exercise challenge for the rest of this month and May. <BR> <BR> I challenge everyone to vary their workout routine by doing exercises OUTSIDE at least once a week. It's been so beautiful lately, and it's not CRAZY hot yet, so let's take advantage of this wonderful Florida weather!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Who's with me?! <BR> <BR> <em>132</em> <em>300</em> <em>295</em> <em>108<... Sun, 12 Apr 2009 11:56:27 EST Monthly Group Walks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x24638842 I would like to get a group together and walk a 5k walk monthly. It could also be kayaking or any other workouts anyone is interested in doing. Anyone interested? Sat, 11 Apr 2009 22:35:53 EST Any great Pensacola restaurants with SP in mind? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4936x11670x24456293 Hi. Just wondering where, if any of our local Pensacola restaurants serve great, healthy food options so that we may keep to our SP goals? We don't eat out much, but it's something I like to do from time to time and want to incorporate these better choices into my new life. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions... <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> Sun, 5 Apr 2009 16:54:32 EST April Fitness Minutes Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x24451825 Our team came very close to meeting our 15,ooo fitness minute goal for March...13,742 minutes. We came in 3rd out of all the Florida teams and we did beat out those Sarasota Sparkers! I think that is pretty darn kewl for our little team! <BR> <BR> April's goal will again be 15,000 minutes for the team...but look at your own number and set a personal goal to increase that number. Sun, 5 Apr 2009 13:50:50 EST 2009 Sunset Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x24284529 I remember somebody last year doing this - was it Cyndy? Anyway, anyone want to make a spark date for May 9, 2009? That's the day of the St. John's School Sunset Run. I think it's a 5K walk/run. Here's the link: <link>www.active.com/page/Event_Details.ht<BR>m?event_id=1587745&assetId=ebf8eb7c-14<BR>bf-41a8-95c1-65fb84eac293 </link> Mon, 30 Mar 2009 23:42:42 EST Bunny Hop your "weigh" down 5 by Easter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x23896942 Alright, team, time to gear up for our next challenge! <em>450</em> <BR> <BR> <em>451</em> Easter <em>452</em> is 3 1/2 weeks away, plenty of time to shed five more pounds! <BR> <BR> So, what do you say team, are you up to the challenge? Let's show that Easter Bunny that we won't be tempted with chocolatey goodness!!! <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> C'mon - LET'S GO TEAM! <em>84</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 22:39:57 EST March Fitness Minutes Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x23381159 Let's shoot for 15,000 minutes again this month. Heather's SP video challenge will help! Be sure to log your minutes in your tracker! <BR> <em>244</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2009 20:40:22 EST March Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x23363697 We don't have room to add anymore team goals, but I would like to issue an exercise challenge in place of that. <BR> <BR> The goal is to do one of the SP Fitness Videos three times per week for the entire month of March. <BR> <BR> Who's with me!? <em>84</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2009 11:11:51 EST Afternoon Snack Attack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x23076638 Hey guys!! <BR> <BR> Since jumping back on the spark wagon, the one hurdle I'm really struggling with is the afternoon munchies. Everyday at around 4PM, which is about the time I get home from school, I start craving anything BAD! Then I just feel heavy the rest of the day, and usually end up eating dinner really really late. <BR> <BR> What do you do to get past the afternoon snack attack? Thu, 19 Feb 2009 22:51:43 EST The love Letters from Unhealthy Foods for Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4936x11670x23046021 Hey Pcola Sparkers, you have to check this out. I loved it so much that I've been sharing it everywhere. The author is new to Spark people, her name is Luyah. Her spark page is Hallaluyah, or you can find her on my spark page under my friends. Go by and welcome her and let her know how much you like this. And keep watching, I'll be posting the one for me soon. <BR> <BR> It's time to "Light that Spark".....I hope that You Enjoy the Love Letters....I hope they will jump-starts You into making ... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:14:26 EST St. Patrick's Day Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x22904764 <em>438</em> <em>441</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <BR> It's only 4 weeks until St. Paddy's day, but a good opportunity to get motivated to drop a few more pounds. My goal is to drop 4 pounds. I've learned to set my goals more modestly now that I'm closer to my goal weight. <BR> <BR> Set a goal for yourself and join me in this challenge. <BR> <em>438</em> <em>441</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> Sat, 14 Feb 2009 14:20:48 EST Knitting Circle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x22533003 Does anyone know how to knit? I would really like to learn and thought maybe this would be a good opportunity for Spark Meetup. <BR> <BR> Any takers? Tue, 3 Feb 2009 00:15:30 EST February Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x22479984 I forget to check on how we did for January, and today it is too late. I'll try to do better next month. <BR> <BR> The fitness minutes goal for the team for February is 7500! <BR> <BR> Let's go team! Log those minutes! <BR> <em>244</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2009 15:16:52 EST Clothes Swap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x22223323 Do you have clothes that are too small that you would love to pass on to another sparker...post here! <BR> <BR> I have a Wilson's black leather coat and a Wilson's brown suede coat...size extra-large. Want them??? Just let me know! Sat, 24 Jan 2009 22:34:20 EST Workout Partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x21646043 Anybody in the Milton area who would like a workout partner?? Thu, 8 Jan 2009 22:24:35 EST OPRAH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x21518247 Has anyone caught her series this week Today was the first day I like her have gained all my weight back and am so embarrassed to go back to Weigh watchers Im taping the series and catching it at nite Ive got to find my focus <BR> and I will <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 22:49:37 EST Inspirational Spark Pages http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x21420683 Over this past year on SP, I have met some incredible sparkers. I'd like to use this thread to share some of their stories in hopes that it will inspire us. I'm sure you've met some, or will meet some, too. Feel free to post about them here so we can visit their pages and boost our motivation! <BR> <BR> The first one is MTER67. She is a mom of 4 young children and her husband was in Afganistan for most of 2008. They are stationed in Okinawa (Marines). Even with all of her responsibilit... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 13:45:23 EST Valentine's Day Do It for You Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x21365867 Do you know that you deserve to love yourself? Do you realize that you are worth a fit, healthy body? <BR> <BR> This challenge is two-fold. <BR> <BR> First, it's a challenge for each of us to love and accept ourselves, regardless of past failures and shortcomings. Every time you've tried to lose weight and fell short of your goals, you might see the effort as a total waste of time, a failure. But every "failure" is a learning experience...an opportunity to grow and learn from past mi... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 22:00:03 EST January Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x21365050 Last month we did a little over 4000 minutes. Let's set our goal for January at 5000 minutes. Be sure to track your minutes in your fitness tracker so we get credit. Let me know if you are not sure how to do it. <BR> <BR> I promise to do better this month! Thu, 1 Jan 2009 21:36:06 EST Describe Your 2008 in 3 Words! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x21311580 For me... <BR> <BR> Loser (of 60 pounds) <BR> Winner (of self-confidence) <BR> Hopeful(for a healthy future) Wed, 31 Dec 2008 09:22:14 EST Ello. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x21094942 Hey y'all. My name is Kim and I live outside Pensacola in Milton. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 8 years and we've got two kiddos (5 1/2 and 4). I am a stay at home mom and would love to meet people in the area with similar goals :D Sun, 21 Dec 2008 13:12:25 EST New You Boot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x21047227 Interested in participating in the New You Boot Camp? <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=27524 </link> Thu, 18 Dec 2008 22:39:58 EST Chili Cook Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x20830007 This is a great laugh, we need it! Please pardon some of the colorful language. <BR> <BR> Chili Cook off <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you can read this whole story without laughing, then there's no hope for you. I was crying by the end of Chili #2. <BR> <BR> Note: Please take time to read this slowly. If you pay attention to the first two judges, the reaction of the third judge is even better. <BR> For those of you who have lived in Texas, you know how true this is. <BR> They actually have a C... Tue, 9 Dec 2008 22:51:07 EST Chili Cook Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4936x11670x20829969 This is a great laugh, we need it! Please pardon some of the colorful language. <BR> <BR> Chili Cook off <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you can read this whole story without laughing, then there's no hope for you. I was crying by the end of Chili #2. <BR> <BR> Note: Please take time to read this slowly. If you pay attention to the first two judges, the reaction of the third judge is even better. <BR> For those of you who have lived in Texas, you know how true this is. <BR> They actually have a ... Tue, 9 Dec 2008 22:49:18 EST Spam Warning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x20740723 This morning I received a Spam email in my SparkMail titled "Free Gift from Sparkpeople" for a free sample of Acai Body Flush - #1 technique for weight loss--you just pay S&H. I deleted it because I could not imagine SP endorsing that as a weight loss technique. On a leaders team this morning it was discussed and I am told that this person's SP account was closed. If you receive anything from ION1907 or ION1908, please DO NOT click on the link. It would be helpful if you get anything like thi... Sat, 6 Dec 2008 13:58:53 EST Twas the Night Before Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x20615537 Got this from another team. Hope you enjoy it: <BR> <BR> ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all round my hips <BR> Were shortbread cookies that sneaked past my lips. <BR> Fudge brownies were stored in the freezer with care <BR> In hopes that my thighs would forget they were there. <BR> <BR> While Mama in her girdle and I in chin straps <BR> Had just settled down to sugar-borne naps. <BR> When out in the pantry there arose such a clatter <BR> I sprang from my bed to see what was the matte... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 20:17:52 EST December Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x20584029 Our team logged 7180 fitness minutes for the month of November. I'd like to challenge the team to raise the bar in December and shoot for 7500 logged fitness minutes. If you aren't sure how to log your minutes, let me know and I'll help you. You can see how we are doing at the top of the team page. <BR> <BR> Let's keep the momentum going in December! Sun, 30 Nov 2008 16:29:38 EST Just Do It in December Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x20583932 This challenge will be to either maintain and not gain weight through the month of December, or to lose anywhere between one and five pounds. You choose what works for you. My personal goal is to lose 5 pounds. It's hard to stay focused when things are so busy, but we have to keep going as best we can. Let's not let the holidays distract us from our goals. Sun, 30 Nov 2008 16:23:36 EST Saturday Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x19905399 Is anyone walking this Saturday? Mon, 3 Nov 2008 20:29:15 EST No More Excuses November! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x19848365 Ok friends, I'm still in Vegas, but it's time for a new month and a new challenge. No more excuses...let's lose 5 pounds together! Work out at least 30 minutes 3 times a week, drink at least 8 cups of water a day, and stay within your recommended calorie range. This formula has worked for me and it will work for you, too. Sat, 1 Nov 2008 21:25:42 EST Breast Cancer Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x19633845 Anyone doing the mall to mall walk tomorrow morning? <BR> <BR> I am really excited about this. I am walking in memory of my sister-in-law who passed away 3 weeks ago after a 11 year fight with breast cancer. <BR> <BR> Am looking forward to all the great exercise in the nice crisp morning air. <BR> <BR> Vicki <BR> <BR> Vicki <em>182</em> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 21:43:46 EST workout soundtracks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x19472473 Hi all!! I'm trying to update my workout tunes on my MP3 player - have alot of upbeat hip hop/pop stuff but it's getting old. Any suggestions on get up & go tunes?? Would love to trade suggestions! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Sun, 19 Oct 2008 18:34:12 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x19372965 My name is Donna. I met Carol last night and was so motivated by her story that I came home last night and joined Spark People. I am 50+ and have over <BR> 100 lb. to lose. I have tried so many diets and gimmicks. I have a different mind set this time. I want to be around for future grandchildren. I want to be able to get on the floor to play with them. I want to be fun. <BR> I am a widow and it's just me and my chihuahuas living and loving together. My son and his new wife are in ... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 20:33:53 EST CONGRATULATIONS CAROL!! (Psychnrse) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x19060285 Hi team, <BR> I want to call your attention to a special announcement: <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Our very own leader Carol has surpassed the 60 lbs lost mark here on SP!!! She deserves a round of applause. <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>242</em> <em>250</em> Sat, 4 Oct 2008 21:06:06 EST Spookie to Hottie by Halloween! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x18948297 It's a new month and time to start a new challenge...let's get HOT by Halloween! Set your own weight loss goal. Mine is 5 pounds, but yours might be less, or more! This will be a tough month for me...I will have an 18 day vacation in Las Vegas Oct. 22 to November 8th. I gotta kick it between now and then. I plan to do my best, then enjoy my vacation (but not too much!). I'll be working on my "vacation survival plan", too. If you have any hints, feel free to share! <BR> <BR> Carol Tue, 30 Sep 2008 21:39:53 EST How do you weigh in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x18905293 How do you weigh in ? <em>67</em> Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:22:15 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x18397969 Hi, <BR> <BR> I am new to Pensacola Sparkers and sort of new to SP. This is my fourth week with them. I was invited to join this team by Carol (thank you Carol). Glad to know that I am not in this alone, even though I only have 6 more pounds to lose. <BR> <BR> Vicki Thu, 11 Sep 2008 13:41:14 EST Team Get Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x18354634 BAMAGIRL and I met for lunch today...and we decided we should try a team get together again. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in a walk at PJC, then a healthy-foods picnic or maybe just a lunch outing without the workout so we aren't all hot and sweaty? We have to learn to eat out without blowing it. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you are interested. <BR> <BR> Carol Tue, 9 Sep 2008 23:10:52 EST Sexy September Lose 5 Pounds Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x18114560 Here's our challenge to lose 5 pounds in September. Eat within your calorie range. You must track your food to be sure you are eating the right amount of food. Exercise at least 30 minutes 5 times a week. Drink your water! <BR> <BR> Tell yourself to do it for just 4 days. That's all it takes to make it a habit. At the end of the 4 days, give your self a small reward, and the do it for 4 more days. Keep this up and you will be at least 5 pounds lighter at the end of September! Mon, 1 Sep 2008 00:34:33 EST Hurricane and Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x17887406 Ok, so Fay's not a hurricane, and I'm not worried about her, but with the storm coming I had a question. Being that we live on the cost, and hurricane and storm's are a fact of life, do you worry about sticking to a healthy eating plan if one comes along? <BR> <BR> I know that we have many other things to worry about during a storm, and the aftermath, but once all is said and done we all want to keep seeing progress. <BR> <BR> So...how do you keep the spark going when conditions are less ... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:25:16 EST Motivation Mail: Lesson from Nastia! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x17882337 Happy Friday everyone! This morning I read the following post in one of my other teams and wanted to share it with you all. <BR> <BR> Nastia Liukin is the daughter of an Olympic gold medalist (her father won for Russia years ago) in gymnastics. I have watched her and the other wonderful girls on team USA from the beginning. <BR> On one of the first days of competition (if not the first), Nastia took to the uneven bars, and her routine was FLAWLESS! Then she fell off. Her score was not so gr... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 11:13:08 EST who knew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x17594741 this last weekend we had a b/d pool party for our grandson, he turned 3 <BR> besides all the usual stuff we of course had soda , in cans, both regular and diet. <BR> a very unusual thing happened we thought when the next day we went outside and noticed something no one had ever noticed before. <BR> who knew diet soda in a can , floated in water, while the regular sodas sank to the bottom? <BR> just an odd trivia thing i thought i would share <BR> <em>262</em> Mon, 11 Aug 2008 23:48:24 EST ready to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x17487081 hey all! im looking to lose weight. i would love to meet some of you and work out or go for walks or whatever. i live by NAS. i would love a buddy. if ya want to excercise sometime email me at kipper1272@yahoo.com Fri, 8 Aug 2008 09:37:00 EST hey girls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x17452845 Just wanted to check in and say hi to all you ladies! I kinda had a slap in the face with my diet and what i was eating. I think I may have figured out what was wrong why I wasn't losing. I would watch my calories more then my fat or my carbs so of course I was pretty high in those areas. So now my focus is getting the right amount of calories and less fat, and carbs. I still need those carbs though lol I am a girl who like her carbs just making it a note to cut down. <BR> <BR> I also found... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 08:27:11 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x17388313 Hi, <BR> I have been a member of Spark since 2005, lost 55lbs doing spark but have recently put back on 15lbs and want to get it off before I get married again. Need to get remotivated to get this weight off and keep it off...Life has been so busy that eating right and excercising has been the furthest thing from my mind...I hope to get this weight off by October if not before...So I gotta get my butt in gear! Tue, 5 Aug 2008 10:08:13 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x17384594 I had a great trip, and ate a lot of good food... <BR> <BR> I'm sure I gained a bit, but I'm not sure how much yet because I'm retaining water right now. I don't think I'll change my ticker though - just work hard to get back on track! Tue, 5 Aug 2008 08:20:03 EST Well, I'm CLOSE to Pcola! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x17321466 I'm over by Fort Walton, in the Valparaiso-Niceville community. Glad to find this group -- nice to see people with a "local" feel ! Hoping to get my health under control -- haven't had much luck as of yet and I've been on a downward slide... time to take charge! <BR> Hi to everyone! Sat, 2 Aug 2008 23:21:55 EST Let's get hot in August! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x17269697 Like we have to try to do that in P'cola! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>27</em> <BR> It's a new month, so time to make a new start, set new goals to accomplish. I lost my 5 pounds in July and I am ready to lose 5 more. <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> Eat within your calorie range! <BR> <em>238</em> <em>140</em> <em>190</em> <BR> Drink your water! <BR> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <BR> Exercise at least 30 minutes a ... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 07:15:09 EST Traveling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x17077552 I am leaving early tomorrow morning to drive to Oklahoma to visit my ex for a week. I will try to watch my food and get some exercise while I am there, but I also intend to enjoy myself. I think I will be happy as long as I don't gain. I will try to check in with everyone while I'm there! Sat, 26 Jul 2008 13:08:48 EST So Im wondering ....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x16975373 If any of you have gone through this or going through it. <BR> <BR> I have been working out for the last 2 months (until I moved) and was running 2 miles and doing wieghts for muscle toning. I haven't lost hardly any wieght I have lost a few inches and I know thats really good but shouldn't i be losing a bit more weight. I get stuck at 205 and seems like thats it for me. Im frustrated. <BR> I will of course keep doing it and working out but please tell me Im not alone. Wed, 23 Jul 2008 11:47:04 EST Hi new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x16944368 Hi my name is June and I am new to the Pensacola area. We just moved here 2 weeks ago and wanted to start up with a group here. Im a military wife and a stay home mom to our 3 girls ages 10, 8, and 4. <BR> <BR> Hopefully will make some good friends here and lose this unwanted weight in the process. <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Jul 2008 14:04:57 EST Extra Calories... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x16792690 Anyone have this problem? <BR> <BR> I've been working out a lot, and as I track it on Spark, I've been going over my recommended calories burned by quite a bit. When I went in and updated my fitness plan, I'm now being told to eat even MORE calories. I was already having a hard time on some days meeting my minimum. Anyone else seeing their calories go up like that? Thu, 17 Jul 2008 13:42:02 EST grandma's brag http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x16701960 wooohoo! my 4 year old granddaughtr ( she turned 4 in may) reached a major milestone today. she swam the length of the pool twice without stopping tonight, and has earned the right to swim without her floaties now! <BR> her brother did it last year, and now all we have to do is work withj the 2 yr old to get him water safe. <BR> Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:00:41 EST Just a quick hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x16692509 I just joined Spark people, and this team last week. I live here in Pensacola, and am on my way to take off 80 lbs. I'm being very conservative with the time limit, so I've got an entire year, but maybe it'll come off sooner *crosses fingers*. I've also recently joined Pensacourt, and have been going in everyday for cardio. Beginning this evening (after I meet with a trainer) I'll be adding strength training as well. <BR> <BR> Well, that's it...everyone keep up all the good work! <em>48</em... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 15:22:04 EST For Walkers: Log Your Miles Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x16591248 I don't know how many walkers/runners we have in the group, but here's a place to log your miles. If enough people join in, we can eventually have a mileage challenge. <BR> <BR> today - 4.2, 3 hills <BR> 7/7 (Mon) - 2.8 <BR> 7/8 (Tues) - 2.7, 1 hill Thu, 10 Jul 2008 22:10:13 EST Calorie Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x16464722 Since staying within our calorie range is one of our goals, would you like to post your daily calories on this thread to help you stay on track and be accountable? Another team I was on did this, and it really helped me last summer. I'll start with my calories for yesterday. <BR> <BR> Calorie Range - 1200 - 1500 <BR> July 6 - 1109 (a bit low to make up for the "bad" day before!) Mon, 7 Jul 2008 08:15:22 EST July Challenge: Do 3, Lose 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x16422908 Any one up for losing 5 pounds in the month of July? That's a little more than a pound a week. Here's the plan...do these 3 things: <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise 30 minutes (at least)5 days a week (or more) <BR> 2. Stay within your recommended calorie range 7 days a week <BR> 3. Drink at least 8 cups of water every day. <BR> <BR> That's it...by July 31st...we'll be at least 5 pounds closer to our goals. Anyone in? If so, post your starting weights here and post a weigh-in once a week. I'm start... Sat, 5 Jul 2008 11:49:58 EST Spark Me Pensacola http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x16130323 im sure mrsheatherb can help me out and explain what a "wiki" is for those of you that don't know, but for those of you that do know i have created a wiki called "Spark Me Pensacola" all you have to do is join the wiki and you can edit the pages and add your own input. thought this would be a cool way for us "sparkers" to spread the spark to other people and also another way to communicate with eachother not only in Pensacola but around the world! <BR> <BR> here is the link <BR> <BR> <lin... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:20:44 EST Team Map http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x16109006 How do I plot myself on the team map? Tue, 24 Jun 2008 18:26:44 EST Sodium intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x15633526 Does anyone else try to closely monitor sodium intake in order to control water retention? I have been closely monitoring it the past few days and have benefited with pounds lost but it is very frustrating and difficult. I was wondering if anyone has found some good low-sodium foods that are filling. All I have figured out so far are fruits and vegetables for the most part. Sun, 8 Jun 2008 21:32:36 EST I Hereby Proclaim Sunday, June 8 as CYND59 Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x15605776 Team, <BR> <BR> Our loyal Pensacola Sparker CYND59 (AKA Cyndi) will be moving to Washington State this week...compliments of the US Government. She has shared that this move is very difficult for her. She does not want to leave our fair city, and who could blame her? Please post here or stop by her page and wish her well as she and her husband continue to serve our country. I have asked her to stay on our team and keep in touch with us. I hope she does. <BR> <BR> So Cyndi, tomorrow, J... Sat, 7 Jun 2008 15:58:57 EST No excuses! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x15604889 Finding it hard to track your calories or work out? Drop those tired old excuses here and move on. Consistency is the key. I'm facing a busier than usual week, but I'm not going to let that stop me. I'll get up earlier, skip watching TV, do whatever it takes to stick with my plan. <BR> <em>220</em> <em>248</em> <em>3</em> Sat, 7 Jun 2008 15:21:42 EST Show how you feel with an emoticon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4936x11670x15463670 <em>102</em> Mon, 2 Jun 2008 21:02:41 EST Great Spark Teams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x15371282 I've been doing SP for a year now and I have been on lots of teams. Some are great and some are not. Our team is growing and there is some interaction that keeps the momentum going. I appreciate it when you guys blog and post and encourage each other. My goal is for everyone who comes to SparkPeople to be successful, whether it's through this team or another team. Here are some great teams that have really helped me: <BR> <BR> Members Motivating Members <BR> Fun, Fabulous and Forty-some... Fri, 30 May 2008 16:28:28 EST I did the Sunset Run 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x14821143 Well, I did not run the entire race but I made it to the finish line. It was hotter than it usually is when I do my running/walking. I am proud of myself for the fact that I participated. I was all by myself. I was not going to let the fact that my husband and son are out of town stop me. They would have blown past me anyway. My time was 38:13. That is not a great time but as least I did it! I have not ran a race in years and my times then were around 29 minutes. I am exhausted but I lo... Sat, 10 May 2008 22:20:34 EST Garage Sale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4936x11670x14553228 For those of you on the west side of Pensacola and like to go to Garage Sales; I am having one this Saturday, May 3rd. (If it does not rain.) We are moving in June so I have things I need to get rid of. <BR> I have a Treadmill and two Latteral Thigh Trainers, just to mention a few things. <BR> If you are interested, respond to this message or send me a personal message and I will give you my address. <BR> <em>231</em> Thu, 1 May 2008 16:24:44 EST Bump in my road http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x14506881 So, yesterday wasn't so good, but today I am ready to get back on track. No regrets or punishing myself. <BR> <BR> It started when my lunch (leftovers) didn't keep very well, so I ended up eating only the shrimp and then eating my afternoon snack for lunch. Then someone left chips and salsa on the table to share. Unfortunately, I could say no to the salsa, but not the chips. Dinner was fine, but the following pint of Ben & Jerry's threw me all the way off. <BR> <BR> I did get my water, ... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 10:56:27 EST Team Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x14313390 Please post ideas for monthly team goals here! My first idea was drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday! Wed, 23 Apr 2008 22:05:09 EST Carbon Footprint Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x14313069 Hi All! <BR> <BR> I'm the first to admit I'm a treehugger! <em>47</em> Since this week we have Earth Day and Arbor Day, I decided to calculate my carbon footprint, and I'm happy to say mine is 1/2 of the US average. <BR> <BR> If you would like to find yours, here's a link the to footprint calculator! <BR> <BR> Oh, and, GO GREEN!! <em>244</em> Wed, 23 Apr 2008 21:52:38 EST RELAY FOR LIFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x14276415 IS ANYONE DOING THE RELAY FOR LIFE AT TATE HIGH SCHOOL NEXT WEEKEND (MAY 2 AND 3) JUST WONDERING I AM GOING TO BE OUT THERE WITH THE 123 FIT TEAM FROM CANTONMENT. JUST SEEING IF ANYONE ELSE WILL BE THERE Tue, 22 Apr 2008 20:45:24 EST 20 in 10 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x14183463 I am currently doing a 20 pounds in 10 weeks challenge on another team, Parrothead Sparkers. We started this month and will end mid June. The goal is to lose pounds or inches and do it together, really supporting one another. We can do this challenge on this team as well. Heather and Courtney already said they wanted to do this. Anyone else? Sat, 19 Apr 2008 22:42:50 EST Going Rate? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x14112626 Do any of you know what the going rate is for babysitters these days? A family has asked me to watch their two children this summer and I have no clue how much to charge. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:51:36 EST Summer Jobs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x13815036 Does anyone have any suggestions for summer jobs? I'm a teacher and I need something to do this summer. I looked into doing summer camp at the Y but it is 9-5 M-F and I wanted more part time work. If anyone has any suggestions or maybe needs a babysitter, let me know. This is my first summer off and I will go crazy if I don't find something to do. You can only exercise so much... Tue, 8 Apr 2008 10:16:18 EST Daily Spark Spin Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4936x11670x13740350 Post your daily log-in points from the spark wheel here. I only got 1 today. <BR> <em>20</em> Sat, 5 Apr 2008 22:12:10 EST How do you Spread the Spark? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x13574564 I told my doc (Dr. Willis) and his nurse about SP today when they noticed I was 20 pounds lighter than last year. They were quite impressed and both said they would check it out. <BR> <em>282</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:33:04 EST Team Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x13538981 Here's a new thread for whatever is on your mind. COURT311 has offered to co-lead this team. Thanks for stepping up Court! <BR> <BR> Carol Sun, 30 Mar 2008 18:09:39 EST Local Walks and Such http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x13327918 Let us know if you hear of local activities, such as walks/runs. Here's one... <BR> <BR> Run for Their Lives - 5K Run/Walk <BR> Saturday, April 5, 2008 <BR> 8:00 am, Pensacola Beach <BR> Beautiful location - free food - live music - great door prizes! <BR> Early registration, thru April 4th: $15.00 <BR> Race Day: $20.00 <BR> <BR> <BR> Lakeview Center invites you to participate in an inaugural event, a 5K run/walk in recognition of Crime Victims' Rights Week and Sexual Violence Awar... Sat, 22 Mar 2008 19:20:22 EST Looking for workout partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x13312051 I would like to find someone to workout with and find new fun ways to workout. I like kayaking, walking, and pretty much anything else. Fri, 21 Mar 2008 22:14:25 EST FRUSTRATED!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x13159270 I've been stuck around the same weight now for over a month. I'm hovering at 230 +- a couple of pounds. I'm really starting to feel like I'm never going to get any smaller than I am now. <BR> <BR> I just want to scream right now (and eat a lot of chocolate). <em>28</em> Sun, 16 Mar 2008 12:13:53 EST Hey, P'cola team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x13155378 Where is everyone? I hope you are all having a great weekend and enjoying the warm weather! I went to the art fair in Fairhope yesterday, and it was warm but the couds were a disappointment - I should have waited until today, since it is so beautiful outside. I gave in to a homemade chocolate waffle cone while I was there. <em>2</em> Sun, 16 Mar 2008 08:36:37 EST March 8 Sparker Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x12701445 Who's up for meeting next Saturday, March 8, for a Spark walk/jog? <BR> <BR> Maybe at PJC Main campus track?? Thu, 28 Feb 2008 22:28:11 EST Weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x12569961 I need more accountability on weekends to stay on track. It helps if I record my plan for getting through the weekend, then evaluate how I did after the weekend. I thought it might help you guys, too. I didn't work out on Friday, then ate about 500 calories too much (eating out with friends) so Sat. morning I had gained a half pound. I worked out Sat and Sun and did OK with calories. I hope that half pound will be gone in the morning. Sun, 24 Feb 2008 19:35:41 EST Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x11695655 If you go to the downtown parade next Saturday, look for the Parrot Heads of Pensacola. We've built a fabulous float. I'll throw ya some beads! <BR> <em>221</em> Sat, 26 Jan 2008 19:03:12 EST Goals Anyone??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x11642734 I know that we do monthly challenges, and everyone has thier own goals to keep track of, but..... I have a hard time thinking of appropriate goals, so I thought maybe someone else does too.... <BR> <BR> Maybe we could post our new goals here. That way we can all help each other and support each others goals and maybe give tohers ( like me ) ideas for good goals. <BR> <BR> I didn't make any new years resolutions, so this kinda does it for me..... <BR> <BR> My goal for the rest of this mon... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 21:18:36 EST Still here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x11642377 Hey there! I didn't realize it had been so long since I had checked in!! SOrry! Thanks for the message to draw me back! I am at a stand still right now, and I feel like it is only a matter of time before it slowly starts creeping back on..... I need some motivation.... I have been soooo tired and out of it lately. Not even a new puppy has given me a reason to get up and move! ( I have a fabulous family! They do everything for me! LOL! ) <BR> <BR> so I definately need some sparking!!! Co... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 21:06:35 EST Movies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x11270342 Seen any great movies lately? I watched Hairspray this weekend. I really enjoyed it. It's one for the fat girls! You should see it if you haven't already. John Travolta as a woman was teriffic! <BR> <em>272</em> Sun, 13 Jan 2008 20:55:12 EST Let's go team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x10876826 OK so it's 2008...the holidays are done and it's time to get my butt in gear. I have not set the best example over the holidays and the scales show it. I'm ready for a new start...anybody out there with me???? <BR> <BR> Carol Tue, 1 Jan 2008 21:51:52 EST SparkAmerica http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x10829272 You'll be hearing more about SparkAmerica. This is a new challenge for 2008 from SparkPeople. The goal is to post a billion minutes of exercise in 2008. As we log our minutes, the web page will keep up with our team's totals (See the new information at the top of the team page). As we see how we are doing as a team, we'll set goals to do more. Let us know how you are doing with this challenge here. Sun, 30 Dec 2007 22:04:42 EST newbie in pensacola http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x10326475 hey all! im new to this group and to pensacola. my hubby is a marine and we moved here a few months ago. im looking to get back in shape after 2 babies and 3 deployments. LOL i would love ya work out buddy if anyone is intersted. let me know. <BR> kris <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2007 13:30:39 EST Monthly Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x9078941 You guessed it...this is it! Let us know how you are doing with the monthly challenges here. <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> Sun, 23 Sep 2007 13:49:14 EST Monthly Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1755x11670x9078925 Post your challenge ideas here. <BR> <BR> <em>231</em> Sun, 23 Sep 2007 13:46:55 EST Ideas to make the team better http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x9078891 A great team needs everyone's participation. Share your ideas for make the team better here. <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 23 Sep 2007 13:42:57 EST Help Wanted... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x9078853 <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> We all need help or encouragement now and then. Post here when you have a question, or just need a sparkfriend to stand by your side. Sun, 23 Sep 2007 13:39:06 EST Lose Something? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x9078819 <em>192</em> or <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> Pounds or inches? Post here when you drop pounds or inches! We want to hear about it! Sun, 23 Sep 2007 13:36:23 EST American Heart Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x8700803 Saturday, October 20...downtown Pensacola...anyone interested? Kids/strollers welcome. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> Tue, 4 Sep 2007 20:01:13 EST Is anyone still interested in this team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x8666318 There hasn't been any activity on this team in a while. Anybody out there???? <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 2 Sep 2007 23:53:19 EST Pensacourt anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x7981832 Has anyone worked out at Pensacourt? I've been wanting to check it out, but I've never been and was hoping for some feedback. I know they have a nursery so I can take my little monkey with me and get in a nice workout without having to rush it. Anyone interested in checking it out with me? Mon, 30 Jul 2007 09:20:47 EST Getting through the tough times... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x7340418 Let's use this email thread to share ideas, encourage and motivate each other. My hardest times are the weekends. This week (Thurs. and Fri.)I'm going with my husband on a retreat with his co-workers (in Alabama). I know there will be food that will be hard to resist and that it will be difficult to find time to exercise. Plus, I won't have SparkPeople (you guys)since there is no internet. I'm going to plan ahead, take some healthy food along and try not to blow it. I weigh in on Frida... Tue, 26 Jun 2007 19:48:24 EST Intoduce yourself.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x11670x7213721 Hello Aprilsday! I joined your team...now there are 2 of us. I hope you are still there. <BR> <BR> nylorac2 <em>201</em> Tue, 19 Jun 2007 22:00:05 EST Hello aprilsday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11670x7151226 I've joined your team! Now there are 2 members! I just found this website and I love it. I've been telling my friends about it and we talked about starting a Pensacola team. I didn't know if there already was one...then I found yours this morning. I think they'll want to join, too. Have you been doing this long? Is it working for you? <BR> <BR> Nylorac2 Sat, 16 Jun 2007 09:51:55 EST