SparkPeople Spark Toledo Team Messageboard Spark Toledo SparkPeople Spark Toledo Team Messageboard ***Quote of the week*** I am going to be changing over to Quote of the Week. I'm not sure a daily quote gives anyone time to think about it and how it may relate to them. If anyone wants to kick one in - that's A-okay by me!-Lori Fri, 9 Jun 2017 12:43:02 EST Walk/Run Races for Ohio 2017 Was looking for area race/walks for this year and came upon this site for Ohio:<BR>p and for Michigan races. For the Ohio site, click on Register and it will take you to that particular race and the details are actually listed there. The MI site also links to more info, and some of the "road races" actually include walk/run categories too. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:27:40 EST Point Place/Shoreland <link><BR>=1467191810195784&set=o.47245254289096<BR>7&type=2&theater </link> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:55:36 EST New to the site I am new here to SparkPeople. I have been using MyFitnessPal and do like it a lot, I'm just exploring all of my options. Any tips for a newbie?? Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:11:06 EST Spring has finally arrived Hello, now that the weather has improved, I would like some suggestions on some good locations to walk would be in the Toledo area. I usually go to Oak Openings but would like to change things up once in a while. Any input would be welcome. Thanks Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:37:56 EST walking buddies Now that the weather is starting to warm up is there is anyone out there that is willing to start walking in one of the parks with me? I live in east Toledo but am willing to meet at any park that is convenient to others. I have gained 40 pounds last year and need to start losing again. <BR> I'd love to get a nice group together so we can cheer each other on. <BR> <BR> Kathy Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:16:31 EST Hi, newbie here! I am a 42 year old mother of two. Since my early twenties I have battled my weight over and over again. I was a strong, healty highly athletic person. I have steadly gone down hill. I know now with age that this process needs to be one step at a time and it will not be overnight. I don't want to end up like others in my family who cannot even get out of bed or a chair most days and no longer participate in life. That scares me. Looking forward to this.....i think.... apprehensive. <BR>... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:21:45 EST Lets get ourselves motivated! Greeting Team Toledo, it's been a tough winter for doing anything outside but better weather will hopefully be here soon. I'm pretty sure we all will be happy for the opportunity to do more outdoor activities. I know I am tired of the treadmill and cannot wait to walk the park trails. I'm looking to see if anybody has done any fun indoor workouts besides a treadmill and dumbells. I have very limited movement in my hips and I can't ride a bike or do any exercise that requires squatting or lung... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:13:44 EST Keeping focus during the holiday season With the holiday season upon us, it can be difficult to maintain your goals. I know that I have had to attend a number of holiday functions and also find extra time that I didn't have to go shopping. That leaves less time for exercise as well as an easy excuse to fall off the wagon with food. In years past, I would have just convinced myself that I would forget the healthy habits until the new year. This year has been different. While I have realized that I may not be able to lose as much wei... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:51:28 EST Hello team members Hello team members, my name is Ryan and I joined this team last week. I saw the post about needing a new team leader so I requested to become team leader. I did that with the hope of having some other team members become more active with the team site and allowing us to support each other with our goals. I look forward to seeing some of you fellow team members post as well so that we can all share in the success of achieving our goals. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Ryan Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:45:12 EST Is this team still active? I'd love to get a local walking/other activity group going. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:15:15 EST Hello neighboring Sparksters! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I was a member of SP back in 2005 which helped me successfully lose about 30 pounds at the healthiest point in my life. Unfortunately, do to loads of stress and big life changes, I "found" the 30 pounds I had lost as well as more. <BR> <BR> Despite all the crazy things that have happened, I know it is in my heart of hearts, that I need to make better decisions for my future. Being a short lady, having all this extra weight is not good. <BR> <BR> I have my dream... Sun, 26 May 2013 15:54:49 EST Recipe I know I am always on the hunt for an easy healthy recipe. anyone have any good ones to share? Wed, 22 May 2013 10:23:02 EST HI Hi. My name is Angie and I am glad to be here. Tue, 7 May 2013 20:57:57 EST Evening Everyone I am new, and hope to feel inspired and make new friends on here! Tue, 7 May 2013 15:36:05 EST How is your journey going? Hello everyone I am just checking in to see how everyone is doing on their weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> I have been working very hard myself and trying to watch everything I eat. I have not lost any weight as of yet but I have not gained any either. I have been seeing lots of changes so I think I am gaining mussel while losing weight. At least I hope so :) Thu, 2 May 2013 09:52:56 EST Is your family eating better? Hello Everyone!! What are some of the healthy habits you have incorporated into everyday life to help your family become healthy or stay healthy on a day to day basis? <BR> <BR> In my house we try to stay away from the junk food isles in the grocery store. If it is not in the house it makes it harder to eat :) I also make sure I let my daughter pick out her own healthy snacks while we shop. Wed, 1 May 2013 10:02:14 EST suggestions... I just have one question for everyone... What would you like to see happen with this team? <em>30</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:07:30 EST Spring time!!! Hello Everyone :) Now that the weather is getting warmer what is everyone favorite way to work out in the spring? Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:40:21 EST I am starting over He everyone my name is Jen I have been on this site before and it has really helped me. I lost track of my goals for a while with the events that were happening in my life. I am back on track now and ready to start all over towards my weight loss goal. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:48:48 EST samone9 HELLO EVERYONE IM SAMONE AND NEW TO THE MESSAGE BOARD BUT VERY EXCITED TO GET STARTED IN MY NRW LIFE STYLE IM SCARED BUT READY FOR THE NEW ME IN MY NEW LIFE ANY GREAT IDEAS EXCEPTED THANKS.:) Wed, 3 Apr 2013 15:03:42 EST Hi I am new to this site and need help finding out whats what here. I don't have much energy or will power. I need to lose weight and start to exercise. Any advise will be welcomed. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:49:37 EST New Here Hi everyone, <BR> Just coming back and trying to lose weight again. Looking for motivation and support to get off my fat butt and start exercising and eating right again. <BR> Jerry Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:00:54 EST Posted new goals I haven't been tracking much in a while. <BR> This week I have started tracking my food again. <BR> <BR> My goals seemed high for me, but I broke them into monthly segments. <BR> Now they don't look so awful!! <BR> <BR> Expected loss by the month <BR> Jan 5lbs <BR> Feb 5lbs <BR> Mar 5lbs <BR> <BR> April 8lbs <BR> May 8lbs <BR> June 8lbs <BR> July 8 lbs <BR> <BR> Aug 10lbs <BR> Sept 10lbs <BR> <BR> This has me losing a very modest 67 lbs by the end of September & running a 5k this year. ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:54:16 EST Just coming back too I've been back since just before Christmas and have lost 5.5 lbs so far with SparkPeople! I can't tell you how good I feel! I live in Sylvania Township area. One thing to note: I usually do all my tracking and work on my Ipad which does not have the message feature. I have been sticking to the bare bones of tracking without much socializing, so please forgive me in advance, and understand if I am slow to see things or respond which must be done at my PC. To add to it, I've vowed to be O... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:20:58 EST Hi All Toledoans! Hi all! <BR> I'm Melody, and I live in the Shoreland area. Anyone else from the Point/Shoreland area? Looking for a walking buddy! Sun, 6 Jan 2013 12:57:32 EST Haven't been on the team since April! I'm Back! Hi everyone! Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself again since I took quite the hiatus from our team for a while. I'm Joy, I'm about to be 28 (on Wednesday actually) and I'm a mom of 3 boys and an angel baby we lost in March. I'm also a photographer specializing in maternity and newborns. :) <BR> I primarily work out at home and am about to start Insanity to get some of this weight off. I also do work out at Fitness19, so if anyone is looking for a gym buddy (and a friend to kee... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 23:46:09 EST New Here Hello, Everyone <BR> <BR> I am new here and want to lose 30-45 pounds i gained this after getting a hysterectomy on October 4, 2011 and had complications during that surgery. I workout 5 time a week and I can still not seem to get the weight off. I mean i see inches but my stomach is so bad i do not even look in the mirror. I need to stay motivated. I even thought about running. does anyone run and think that is a good idea. thanks Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:10:47 EST Looking for Encouragement! I am 38, from NW Ohio.I am looking for encouragement and motivation. I feel off the weight loss wagon about 1.5 years ago, with a 20 lb gain (of the 40 I lost). I am back!!!! I need kick in the a**, encouragement, motivation in exercise/workout. I am looking for friends to help get me back on track! Please feel free to add me as a friend or drop me a message if you are looking for the same :) <BR> <BR> Jen <em>381</em> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 14:18:46 EST Moving into Winter Hey everyone! Howdy! Sorry I've been MIA! Had a bit of a mental breakdown, lost my job, have another, starting to feel human again! <BR> <BR> And I started moving my body more. I will be working part time and I am determined to use my time wisely. I'm tired of feeling tired and slow. I have let go of my ideals of being the perfect employee and the perfect spouse. I need to take care of me and that means taking time to get outside and walk and even run sometimes! And once I have done... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:15:16 EST buddy Looking for text buddy Mon, 5 Nov 2012 08:46:09 EST I'm Jae and I 'm on a mission With the change of seasons and gardening behind me it is time to focus on the insides . That means my insides and the houses insides. So I have joined Spark People as of today and hope to find support and advice as I begin my journey. I am over 50, my mothers caregiver, the mother of teenagers and young adults a grandmother to 4 as well as a wife. My world is upside down, topsy turvey and running in all directions. I have had focus and lost focus, I have drive and determination with no ... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:41:34 EST SuperFitness Membership Special No, I do not have an affiliation with SuperFitness but my posts sure sound like it :) <BR> <BR> They are offering a membership special through the end of October. Get one month for $10. If you decide to join, I think your initiation fee is waived. I really like the place and have started to go regularly. I like the fact that personal trainers are included in the membership because with as much weight as I have to lose, I need all of the help I can get. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:13:33 EST 13ABC Extreme Weight Loss Challenge Is anyone signing up for the 13ABC TV and SuperFitness Extreme Weight Loss challenge? I have followed it the first few years but my schedule would not let me sign up. This year is different. I have a SuperFitness membership, live just down the street from the Dorr/Reynolds location but have only gone sporatically to use the pool (love it!). I'm looking for a challenge buddy if anyone is interested. Weigh in is next Wednesday. Go to for all of the info. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:41:32 EST New Day, New Me! Greetings!! I'm a newbie on the site, after reading a Yahoo article I signed up. I'm a grad student at the University of Toledo (Go Rockets!). I'm looking forward to using the tools and meeting new people via the community. Feel free to message me, post to me, or add me as a friend! Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:35:34 EST Does anyone have a Super Fitness membership? I have been a member for years but never used it till recently. I was doing dance aerobics and just statarted Zumba and some weight machines before my surgery. Trying to get back in the swing of things and would like a workout buddy. <BR> <BR> Kathy Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:31:51 EST Grandma wants to keep up with the grandkids!! Glad to be part of the group! <BR> I'm a grandma with 4 ACTIVE grandkids ranging from age from 12 to 9 - and I want to be around for all the interesting and fun things in their lives!! <BR> So loosing some pounds and getting more active are a good step in that direction! <BR> I live in Maumee! Sun, 9 Sep 2012 20:35:16 EST newbie to the team Hi. I'm Kathy and I'm 49. I live in east Toledo with my husband and 16 year old son. I've been watching what I eat and exercising on and off for about a year but I keep slipping and need some extra support especially now. I had surgery almost 3 weeks ago and I'm trying really hard not to gain any weight while I am recovering. Looking forward to getting to know some of the people in this group and sharing support. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 21:30:50 EST back at it after a long break... Hello......I have been a member on Spark People since 2009. I started using it but never really joined a team as I was living in Florida and was working quite a bit. I only had time 3 times a week to stop after work to workout. I've decided to start using it again as I have gained nearly 30+ lbs in the past year and I really need some help. I work from home and am in front of a computer most of my day. Today is my first day back at it and I started with a 20 min work out.... not my best but a... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:20:42 EST Places to workout without "joining" I know there may be people out there who are "afraid" of going to get a membership to a gym. Just starting workouts, not knowing what to expect or if they will stick with it, or loose all their money by not going after a month. <BR> <BR> I am a member of a couple different gyms, depending on classes, work, errands, depends on where I end up going. <BR> <BR> Lifestyles for Ladies Only - Monroe Str, Toledo - they now offer women to take classes for $5 each class. You don't have to "join" to... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:37:03 EST Mama needs to lose weight! Hello, my name is Dana. I live in Monclova and I just rejoined spark people today. I want to lose weight because the other day my six year old Daughter asked me, "Mommy, why aren't you skinny like all of my friend's Mommys?" Of course being who I am I responded by saying, "You are so strong and give such big hugs that if I were really skinny you would probably break me in half." How do you explain obesity to a six year old? Anyways I hope that I am able to stick to my weight loss agenda this ... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 03:10:52 EST What is happening everyone? It feels like forever since I posted, again. <BR> How is everyone? <BR> <BR> Any new goals? <BR> <BR> <BR> I am doing good, but could use more motivation. I am working on a dairy free lifestyle. <BR> Kids are keeping me busy. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:26:57 EST new thread!!!! here we go Toledoans!!!! What's going on?! How's it going?!?!?!?! tell all here!!! <em>104</em> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:25:19 EST Yoga I discovered my Netflix has Yoga. I did a 37 minute program this morning & I'm feeling pretty good. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 09:26:37 EST Resigned. Hello all... I am resigning as leader of this team. I have not been a support and have not been consistent in my own journey. I should not be in the lead of others. My apologies for my poor leadership. I wish you all well. You can do it!!!! Fri, 18 May 2012 11:00:12 EST Hello Hey Everybody!! My name is Konnieo and I've just joined this site today. I'm starting Insanity workout tomorrow as well as my first day of being smoke free!!! I hope to meet some really positive and motivating people here <em>30</em> Wed, 9 May 2012 18:23:14 EST walking/workout budy hi there i really am in need of a walking buddy-i have a awesome 3 mile walk i do over the downtown toledo bridges,,i also love the park trails,,,and eventually i want to join a gym it would reallymke losing 50 pounds plus= easier if i had a weight loss buddy locally ,,if you are also looking for a bud to walk the weight off or workout with,,jst let me know,,thanks Fri, 4 May 2012 06:13:32 EST I've been gone a while, but I'm back! Hey to all my Toledo people! I have been in the group for a while, but took a long hiatus after some life situations and a miscarriage...I am back now. <BR> Some about me: I'm JOY *waves* <BR> I'm 27, and I have 3 boys, and a wonderful husband. I started a business last year here in Toledo. It's called JOY Photography, and I focus mainly on taking portraits of maternity, newborn, and babies first year. I'm also going to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh online for photography. My 10 year ... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:11:41 EST making time for me now!! I am almost 35, and im tired of yo-yo ing trying to keep myself healthy and and taking care of my family. i always miss out.. not anymore.. If im not healthy and down and out the whole house shuts down.. My goals are simple.. I want to be healthier to keep up with the kids and have more fun...and not feel selfish about it.. I had to face it im not getting any younger.. i had to come to the realization that I am worth the time to improve me.. I want to love myself like I love my family.. I am ... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:07:00 EST hey SOPHIE MAE!!! Did you see this?!?!?! APPLY!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>07359400 </link> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:01:09 EST Hello, its been a while :) Hey everyone, <BR> Ive come back to sparkpeople after quite some time away.I had gastric bypass surgery on January 25th on the advice of my physician because of severe history of heart disease in my family. Unfortunately, I lost another sister to the disease in November and my Doctor didnt want me to be next! So anyway, I just wanted to say hello :) <BR> <BR> Jan Wed, 8 Feb 2012 19:09:28 EST Intro From Grand Rapids Hi My name is Jessica I live right across from the River in Grand Rapids! I am trying to lose weight for my wedding in Sept! <em>247</em> Sat, 4 Feb 2012 14:22:12 EST ok, universe, I'm listening... It seems that something is happening. Every time I get in a good stint of exercise, something falls apart. This time, it was a stomach bug from Saturday until Tuesday. Another time, it was a nasty hamstring pull.... what next? I'm even trying to do things correctly by hiring a personal trainer and taking things extra easy. While laying in bed Monday night, we watched some programs I haven't seen in a LONG time... just sitting together chatting and relaxing... I miss that but how am I s... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:42:26 EST Anybody know of ...... any decent paying job openings in the area? Yeah, right!! <BR> <BR> Not a joke. I will be looking for a new job as mine will be eliminated between July and Nov of this year. Not happy about it as many other people are in the same boat in Toledo, but at least they are giving up plenty of time to look before it does happen. I could move to Chicago with this job, which is where they are moving it to, but then I have my house here and I am sure it won't sell for what I would need to sell i... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 21:47:35 EST answers to the big questions <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=405 </link> <BR> <BR> Often times we can look to children for the answers to questions that we adults can't figure out because we somehow think that everything is much more complicated.... Kids are simple creatures and often there is such wisdom in that simplicity. I liked this article because it reminds me to have some fun and do what makes sense rather than what some nutjob who is only in this for the fame and $$ says i... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:01:27 EST IMPORTANT!!! SparkPeople and Facebook Just in case you have not yet seen this SP has implemented a new feature without informing us: there is now a share bar at the top & bottom of your blog posts that easily allow others to share your blogs on Facebook and Twitter. This shows up whether or not you have a Faceook / Twitter account or you have linked your SP account to Facebook. <BR> <BR> Personally if I wanted my blogs (or any other info on SP) on Facebook I would put them there myself. I really do not care to have others sharin... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:26:37 EST Does tracking food make you a little mental? I just can't do it!!! I typically eat foods with lots of ingredients that are not necessarily in recipes that are in the database.... I can do breakfast and lunch, but regularly get overwhelmed and annoyed with dinner because I just don't have the time or the energy to enter in everything that I have put into a stir fry or pasta dish... I just don't use recipes.... <BR> <BR> What are your struggles??? <BR> <BR> <em>481</em> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:58:25 EST Located in BG Hi everyone! I've used SparkPeople sporadically in the past, but never got into the teams and forums at all, but I'm going to try it this time. I've used WW twice before and loved it, just didn't stick with it due to cost and laziness in tracking. I miss the meetings with WW, they really kept me accountable and motivated. Since I can't afford to join WW again, I will use Sparkpeople and since I won't have meetings to go to, I thought joining teams and using message boards might work, espec... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 15:06:34 EST Tis the season to set new goals and move forward into the new year... ok, we all do this... make these fantastic goals that work out for a few months (if we are lucky) and then we slack off, get busy, hurt name it, it becomes a barrier to our goals... and then we are disappointed in ourselves... If you are like me, a horrible perfectionist, you chastise yourself as a failure, beat yourself up night and day, never enjoy a bit of food you put in your mouth...and just give up. <BR> <BR> Well, I want to do t... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 18:39:35 EST Intro Hi fellow Toledoans! I didnt realize we had a Spark team until this morning! My name is Theresa and I am interested in losing my last twenty pounds....I recently lost 70 lbs and am terrified of re-gaining! Hoping to find support and motivation here in the Spark community! Any tips for success are welcomed! I am finding it difficult to stay on task....the cravings are KILLING me! My diet gets out of wack and then I dont feel motivated to exercise! Vicious cycle..... <em>28</em> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 07:05:53 EST Hello, It's Me! Even though my start date shows sometime in the past, I am officially starting my SparkLife this month. If you look at my SparkPage you will read why I am finally getting on board. Right now I am taking baby steps by lurking on the board and weeding through all of the many options and activities there are in SparkPeople. That's what I love - something for everyone! And it keeps me busy rather than eating. But as I get more active in managing my life, I will also get more active in the bo... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 10:08:20 EST Workout Buddy I'm just getting re-engaged with SparkPeople and trying to get back in the habit of working out regularly. I have a gym membership that, sadly, I almost never use. Hoping that a buddy system would help keep me engaged and motivated. So.... <BR> <BR> Does anyone go to Super Fitness on Door & Secor? Open to having a workout buddy? <BR> <BR> I work full-time and would like to hit the gym after work (usually 6 p.m. or later) and am definitely a workout novice! Thu, 1 Dec 2011 00:00:14 EST Hi everyone! I'm new to the team, but I've been in Toledo for a while! I thought I would just stop in and say hi! :) Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:44:15 EST Hello! Hi everyone! Im Cristee, I have lived in Toledo all my life. And have been on spark for about a year. I havent used it much here in 2011 and now Im working on changing that. I have been keeping up with the great weight battle but havent been using all the tools I could be. My current weight is about 266 started at over 310 (not sure the exact weight). I would love to get to know more local people fighting this same battle. Have a wonderful Holiday weekend everyone! Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:37:38 EST inch by inch row by row <BR> gonna make this garden grow <BR> all it takes is a rake and a hoe... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> and time and effort. I have finally gotten myself into a good regimen for exercise. I am doing at least 2 taekwondo classes per week and then an aerobic session at least twice a week. I had been finding myself under calories every day so I stopped logging those but I am going to start again just in case I am going too far under or over based on this new exercise. I know that if I co... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 08:28:44 EST Autumn activities Let us know what you are doing and how you are preparing for Winter!!! <BR> <BR> I started working on the Couch to 5K program a couple of weeks ago. It has been detoured by a pulled hamstring but I'm going to get back to it tomorrow. I was going to last night but after a ridiculous day at work and the beginnings of a head cold, I decided being in bed was the better choice. <BR> <BR> I've got my sights set on a 5k race before the end of the year! <BR> <BR> What about you?!?!? <em>33</e... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 07:59:48 EST Took me a while Took me a while to post on here, because with the luck I have I would probably have joined the group for the wrong Toledo! I'm from NW Ohio, but moved to central and south west Ohio for college. Now I'm back, and working full time and in school full time and feeling really challenged to keep up with my second round of weight loss for the wedding I'm planning next summer! Wish me luck!! Thu, 8 Sep 2011 16:22:55 EST Holiday Weekend! Hey Everyone, hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Holidays are usually a horrible struggle for me. I am a food addict and barbecues are when some of my favorites come out to play. I feel strong though, I know my portion sizes and I know what is good for me and what isn't. I know if something is a mystery (as far as ingredients) I'm not touching it! I'm going to use this weekend as an indicator of how far I've really come. I'm not gonna lie though I'm terrified that I'll be weak. How do you... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 12:13:42 EST Be retentless I will be driven in my determination to be relentless in my determination to reach my goals. I will have complete freedom of all bondage. I will live within Christ's resurrection. It does not matter what is going on around me. There is no situation, there is no kind of stress that will cause me to eat what I should not eat, or to be lazy when I should exercise, or do anything that I should not do. <BR> <BR> I have not already obtained this but I will keep trying to do my best. I am heading ... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 21:00:55 EST Intro :) Hello All! Not sure if I've ever been on T.S. team page before but, I have been on SP before. I'm originally from Toledo moved away and moved back again about a year ago. I'm happy to be here, I'm excited for the future me, and I'm trying to enjoy the present me as well because we can't just live for the future.I can't really say that I ever followed the Sparkpeople plan because I was really just using the tracker. I did Atkins 4 different times lost a ton of weight each time then promptly ga... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 10:19:11 EST choose choose to love <BR> rather than hate <BR> <BR> choose to laugh <BR> rather than cry <BR> <BR> choose to create <BR> rather than destroy <BR> <BR> choose to persevere <BR> rather than quit <BR> <BR> choose to praise <BR> rather than gossip <BR> <BR> choose to heal <BR> rather than wound <BR> <BR> choose to give <BR> rather than steal <BR> <BR> choose to act <BR> rather than procrastinate <BR> <BR> choose to grow <BR> rather than rot <BR> <BR> choose to pray <BR> rat... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:51:26 EST looking forward to getting to know you! I have been a member of Sparkpeople for almost 4 years. I have a spiritual team here on this web site called, Can't do this on my own. I live in Perrysburg. I love God and have been blessed in many ways through this web site. Hope all of you have a great day! <em>334</em> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:15:03 EST Feel it If you couldn't feel the pain of your tears <BR> <BR> There wouldn't be joy in you laughter <BR> <BR> <BR> ~ written by GLITTERDIRL69 <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:12:00 EST Taekwondo tournament <em>216</em> I will be competing in my first tkd tournament on August 13th. 18 days. What can I accomplish in 18 days? What if I exercised every day and did my patterns and breaks and practiced sparring? How many classes can I get in? What would happen? <BR> <BR> hmmm..... is this the motivation I've been waiting for? <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:04:52 EST Walking Buddies Hi <BR> I would really like to go walking early in the mornings when the weather is nice and comfortable. If anyone is interested let me know, or if you already have a group please let me know when you go...thanks :) Tue, 19 Jul 2011 05:36:19 EST Christina Here!! Hi everyone! I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Christina, I currently attend UT studying for my Bachelors in IT and IS. I have one daughter who is 6 years old. I have struggled with my weight ever since I went over the 200lb marker when I had her. I dropped weight afterwards down to 160 then gained it all back and then some. I weight 214 now and you will see from my page the individual goals I am trying to reach. Id like to weigh under 200lbs for my birthday which... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:27:39 EST tracking exercise How do you judge your walking/running in the fitness tracker? I don't know how fast I go to pick one of the options. I'm also only 4'8" so even at my fastest, I'm probably not covering the distance that someone who is 5'8" does so does that mean my 6mph is just as intense as a tall person's 10mph (for example)? I know that I could get a heart rate monitor but that is expensive and I don't want to stop and count my pulse when I'm in the middle of a work out. <BR> <BR> any thoughts? <BR... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 09:33:14 EST 20 days to 4th of July-stolen from Girl*in*motion I saw this challenge on Girl*In*Motion's blog and thought it might be a great challenge for me and I thought I'd share it with you all! I'm going to report on what I did every night and do an official weigh in on Friday mornings. It ends on July 2. So we can live it up on the 3rd and 4th! <BR> <BR> The Challenge: <BR> -track ALL food and fitness details. I'm challenging myself to minimize what I do rather than exaggerate how intense my work out is. <BR> -daily reports. <BR> -1200-15... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 11:36:51 EST getting back on Track <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1062 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I know many of us are struggling right now to stay on track. Where did the motivation go? Where did the excitement go? Well, sometimes we just have to do regardless of our emotions. I rode my bike to Ian's baseball game last night. It would have been easier to just hop in the car with Jenn and Ian but I didn't. I'm glad of it. I must remember this next time I don't want to start an activit... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 10:00:02 EST Apologies to my team. I am very sorry that I have been absent from my commitment to you in the past couple of weeks! My head is back into this now and I'll be here every day. Hope everyone is doing well! I'm going to choose a couple of times per week to do an exercise event and hopefully someone can come. I'll be there anyway! <BR> <BR> hugs to all! <BR> Stephanie <em>67</em> Mon, 30 May 2011 10:00:38 EST Challenges and Successes So what's happening this week, folks? I am trying to exercise at least a half hour each day this week. I have done Sunday and Monday so far. I still have seen no number change on the scale but I have lost 4 inches around my middle and gained muscle in my biceps and thighs. I feel stronger and enjoy that. I think the real motivation for this journey is that I want to feel a little like an athlete again. I used to be able to out jump, out run and out maneuver most people back in the day. ... Tue, 10 May 2011 14:36:49 EST introduction Hi, my name is Susan. I am new to Sparkpeople. After having 5 kids and approaching menopause, and the loss of both of my parents within a year the pounds have piled up. I am here to learn how I can lose weight. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:15:19 EST from Diary of a Winning Loser This is an excerpt from this guy's blog. I try to keep up with him and this is an interesting segment. I agree that its about making the decision and then being CONSISTENT. I don't think we have to kill ourselves with extreme exercise or low calories. We need to find things to do that don't hurt too much and keep us excited. Otherwise, where is the motivation to continue going to come from? We also need to eat enough every day to keep our energy up. Without enough fuel, our bodies deci... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:12:09 EST challenging yourself i no all of us out there struggle everyday in one way or the other were all in this together how about for the next 10 days lets all face our weaknesses example if your a chocoholic like i am give up chocalote for 10 days if your a pessimist try thinking possitive for 10 days and if you workout try adding just 3 extra minutes a day you get the idea. lets make it a point to treat ourselves and each other better. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:54:26 EST Walking - weekdays during the day anyone? I live in the Sylvania area and would love to find a walking buddy (or more than one). I prefer mornings or early afternoon when my kids are at school. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:19:27 EST Motivation I wanted to share this page from - <BR> <BR> Its so difficult to stay motivated in this very complicated world. Here is an article that might help you think about it in a different way! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sychology_tricks_to_make_your_workout_<BR>plan_stick from </link> Thu, 7 Apr 2011 09:46:37 EST couch tater to 5k I did the first work out last night. <BR> <BR> Week 1, day 1: check! <BR> <BR> <BR> I have decided I am doing my three days per week on Tuesday morning, Friday evening: 5:30 and Sunday morning around 10. If anyone wants to join, let me know and I'll keep you posted about where and exactly when we are going. <BR> <BR> hoooyaaaa!!!! <em>312</em> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 10:33:38 EST National Start Walking Day - April 6 American Heart Association....Against Heart Disease <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 19:24:39 EST Exercise Goal for APRIL!!! I added a goal of 5000 team fitness minutes in April. Please join and if we make it at the end, lets have a frozen yogurt party!!!!! <em>306</em> <em>236</em> <em>470</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 14:06:10 EST oil on wake up for blood sugar regulation I tried this today. ick!!!! I actually gagged! I'll have to just do the protein thing because I am still nauseous half an hour later. I'm going to go try to eat something now. Hopefully that will help! <BR> <BR> blah!!! Mon, 4 Apr 2011 06:30:21 EST Fitness Leader Boards I noticed on the Weekly Digest for the team that we moved up on the Fitness Leader Board for the city teams. I think the last several weeks we ranked around 93, today we are at 61!! <BR> <BR> Must be all that walk at the parks that were walked the last 2 weekends!!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>311</em> <em>108</em> <em>319</em> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 09:49:55 EST Back Again Hello to all you Toledo Area Sparkers <BR> <BR> I was once a member but seemed like there was never any activity with this team so I left after being a member for a few years. I see new leadership and some activity is happening so I thought I will give this another shot. I was born and raised in Toledo and now live in the burbs. Also, I am married with two small children who are 2 and 5. Just got myself back into the swing of things and am moving full speed ahead. Hoping to make some new... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 16:19:39 EST Hey Hey! Hey there i'm Arionna I'm 21 years old and have 3 little girl's age's 4,3,1 and have been married now for 4 years and i'm trying to get back track on the whole weight wagon thing so wish me luck as I do all of you.... YEY us <em>213</em> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 23:05:05 EST Frog Dash at the Zoo<BR>tml <BR> <BR> <BR> Crafty Wifey is doing the Frog Dash, anyone else in? <em>201</em> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 22:18:04 EST hi! Hi. I'm Morgan and am excited/scared/frustrated/hungry and ready to start living a better, happier life!! Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:11:27 EST managing the weekend so, many of us are having a rough time on the weekends. Me included. I ate very little on Saturday until dinner time when I got together with some folks and then I ate like 1300 calories, including cheesecake and a beer. Yesterday, I did better but it was still a struggle to make sure I was getting in enough calories. So, what are some ideas for a better time next weekend? I am thinking of really planning my meals in advance so that there is not a screw up in the calories. and I'll plan... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:09:55 EST doctors in Toledo area Anyone have a doctor they like in the West Toledo/Sylvania area? <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I just want a doc who is not an a$$ or cold and nasty! but also has a clue. Picky aren't I? <BR> <BR> stephanie Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:48:23 EST Goal Updates Today, my goal is to finally be thin enough that my pants and undies don't ride up and make me want to rip my clothes off in the middle of the office!!!! <em>2</em> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:23:46 EST Saturday morning walk Saturday 11am Wildwood metropark at the Metz Visitors Center. We will do the 2.35 red trail or the 2.7 mile all purpose trail. <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> ps.I'll likely have my dog with me. Anyone fearful? I can leave him behind or I'll help you deal with it! LOL!!! My guy is about as gentle as they come and I'm a therapist... can't miss!!! LOL!!! Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:23:01 EST calorie burn calculator<BR>/calburncalc.htm <BR> <BR> <BR> this website calculates calorie burn per time of activity taking into account your weight... might be interesting! Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:05:41 EST HELP SOUTH TOLEDO Ok I need some help I am looking for a Spark Buddy in the South Toledo Area I live by the zoo and am looking for help to stay motivated i have 45 pounds to lose by my wedding in Sept this year.. any one interested please let me know Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:26:26 EST Changing my reality!! I am a woman in her late thirties that is trying to make a lifestyle change, and I am currently going through a culture shock. Changing things in my life that have become toxic to my health (lack of exercise, bad eating habits, depression, etc.) entails so much more than simply getting the energy to exercise and the resources to eat right. I am excited to be a part of the Spark People site and look forward to exchanging support, input, and feedback with you all! Sun, 13 Mar 2011 22:09:12 EST SparkRally 2011 ok, folks! LETS DO THIS!!!! <BR> <BR> When <BR> Where <BR> What <BR> <BR> These are the questions!!! <BR> <BR> I propose May 1st. <BR> Suggestions as to where? Wildwood Metropark? Swan Creek? Olander? <BR> <BR> Stephanie <em>236</em> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:18:00 EST Spring is about to POP! Ok, Team Toledo!!! What are we up to?!?!? Its time to get excited and work together!!!! What can we do to get this team up and running again? I know Myll is hoping someone will take over as team leader. I did this once before but fell off the wagon. I don't want to commit again yet, let me actually get a month routine going first!!! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that we can do a couple of get togethers once the weather gets better! What do y'all think??!?!? <em>244</em> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:04:57 EST Is spring here yet? I don't know about anyone else in the City of Toledo or NWOH, but I am soooo done with winter!!! <BR> <BR> I've had enough and can't take anymore. With the Ground Hog's Day storm, I had a leak in my living room ceiling. I called a friend for an opinion on what do to. He said it was probably snow that blew in my attic with the strong winds we had that night. He said to go up and dig it out. Well that didn't happen because you would have to be a skinny little monkey to get into my so ca... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 16:38:47 EST I started a new team ...... Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> With the way the economy is around NW Ohio, I thought I would let you know that myself and Spark Friend started a new team. It is called the Budget Living in the USA. My co-leader and I decided to start this because we wanted to have fun while living on a budget. We do know that it can be a serious topic for those struggling, but we need to laugh during times like these. Therefore, we will have the serious debate every now and then. <BR> <BR> If you are intereste... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 16:24:49 EST Hey Hi all! I'm Mimi in T-Town. I'm very pleased to be here and excited to get started on this ride. So here's to your health and mine! <em>249</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 09:50:11 EST New girl! Hey everyone! I joined the website a week ago and just joined this team. I'm Angela, I'm 23 and am actually really motivated this time around to get healthy. This website is helping me out tons! Looking forward to talking to you! Sat, 5 Feb 2011 19:54:43 EST Are you ready for this T-town? Hey Ya'll! <BR> <BR> First time posting on the boards. Thought I would give a shout out. Im highly motivated to burn these extra calories and get healthy and fit...not to mention look great in my bridesmaids dress in June and awesome in my suit in July. Just have to motivate myself to get out of bed early everymorning before my husband and 10 month old get up so I can work out. Its a challenge but i just have to keep telling myself that my happiness is worth it. I hope I can help motiva... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:24:12 EST Hello Everyone Hi my name is Lucinda Reed and I am new to the Toledo team. I just found this website the other night and decided to give it a try. Everything I have reviewed so far looks manageable as long as I stick with it. <BR> <BR> Well I can tell you a little about myself. I am a wife and a mother of six children. The past three years have really been hell on earth for my family but we have managed to keep our spirits up and stay strong as a family. I have finally got to the point where I am fed up w... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 23:59:16 EST Hello everyone! Hi everyone! I am new to the Toledo team. Joined Sparkpeople last April and have learned a lot while meeting my goals.Took a little break during the holidays but am now back on track. I am excited to join a team with members from my area. <em>334</em> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 22:55:12 EST The Infamous New Year's Resolution AAAA! It's back! <BR> THIS is a new year. THIS will be the year known as, "the year Toledo sized up". <BR> I personally am setting the easy(enough) goal of completing Sparkpeople's 28 day challenge. <BR> With that being said, what are YOUR New Year's resolutions? <BR> Happy New Year Toledo! <BR> Myll Wed, 5 Jan 2011 17:11:10 EST READY FOR CHANGE HI! I'm Laura, I'm 21 and I'm sooo very ready to change my life around. I'm actually really not quite sure of what I'm supposed to put here, but I'll tell you about my situation. I'm 5'5'' and at a shocking 350... It's quite embarrasing actually, I've been having trouble with back and hip pain(its imobilizing its so agonizing) and I'm 21. I'm tired of going to the doctor's and telling me they can't really help me because I'm overweight, and then listen to the schpiel of "you need to lose weig... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 13:24:11 EST Does Tea = Water? Hi All...In the past I've heard that drinking tea, decaf coffee or crystal light and count towards your "water" intake. I usually have 16oz of tea in the morning followed by water. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 22:59:18 EST I'm New! Hi All! <BR> I'm new to this SparkTeam and am excited about being a part of a team that's more local. I'm trying to form healthy new habits that will help me banish unwanted weight. My October goal is the finish reading The Spark and down 8 cups of water a day. <BR> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <em>431</em> <em>427</em> <em>429</em> <em>305</em> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 20:39:21 EST 'Ello!! Hello all! True to internet security, you guys can call me Sarina-chan! I am a native of Ohio and I work for the county courthouse as a typist, so I park myself in front of a computer all day! Not a whole lot of exercise. I have indeed developed the "secretary spread" as we like to call it in the office. My doctor has put me on cholesterol medication and I'm not too happy about it, though it does run in my family. He also wants me to lose weight. I'd just like to look more like the beautiful ... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:13:49 EST New To Toledo But not to Spark People! We moved here from Cincinnati in Aug. Been off the wagon for a while, but haven't gained weight. Thankfully! Now to get off these last 35 pounds! I am down 55. I have a lap band, but it is empty right now. I am looking forward to meeting some new spark friends! <BR> <BR> ( I am in Oregon, BTW) Mon, 4 Oct 2010 12:59:29 EST new here Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I have tried all kinds of weight loss programs and have gone up and down in my weight for years. I finally decided the only way I was going to take it off and keep it off was to change my lifestyle. So far I have found a lot of good information here. My problem is going to be actually putting all that info to use. I have to admit, I love to eat! I have lived in Toledo all my life and it seems like the only thing to do in this city is eat. I know that's not really... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 09:11:09 EST New here Hi, I'm Dave <BR> Been big most of my life, Had a scare with chest pain in march. It was upper respitory infection but they still had me take a stress test. Everything on there was good but I needed to slim down. Started to eat better then, Cut out most pop, now and have gone from over 300, I'm at 229 now. Would like to lose another 20-30 pounds and keep it off. We atarted one of the Biggest Loser programs at work the 3rd week of May, On the program im down 60 pounds with weigh in on Friday m... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:17:29 EST I'M O SO READY WELL HELLO EVERYONE. I'M NEW TO THE SITE. I'M 34 AND I'M READY AND O SO FOCUS FOR A NEW BEGINNING IN MY LIFE. I WANT TO LOSE THE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF. I WANT TO LEARN TO EAT HEALTHY AND EXERCISE. GOOD LUCK TO ALL. Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:47:40 EST Yes, I'm new and I dont know what to put here LOL Hello Hello Hello!! My name is Kim, I've been using sparkpeople since June an I love it! I mainly used the free app on my phone but recently started logging into the website daily. Just made my sparkpage and I'm just trying to get a feel for the website. There is sooooo much to look at and do! Tue, 31 Aug 2010 13:48:35 EST Forcing the Breakfast on myself? Alright guys, i need a trick for breakfast. I get up about 6:30 everyday and i am NOT hungry until at least 10:30. Sometimes by then i'm so entrenched in what i'm doing, I don't even worry about eating until lunch time. I know this is seriously hindering my weight loss, but the only breakfast foods I really like are sugary cereals and fried eggs and I can't even flip a fried egg without breaking it :(. <BR> <BR> Please to anyone else who struggles with this, what is your trick? Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:26:04 EST Super Fitness Does anyone on here own a membership at Super Fitness? I would really like to have a couple of workout buddies. I currently don't know anyone with a membership to my gym. I would like to go Mon/Wed/Fri for now. Please let me know if you have a membership and would like a friend to workout with! Thanks! Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:59:46 EST New Hi I am new to SP. I am a 34 yr old who need to shed some lbs. I am a working, married, mother of 2. I started working back out at Lifesyles. I really love to work out, only problem is finding the time to get there with the kids' schedules. I really like the positive support and helpful information here on this website. Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:38:29 EST New to SP My name is Shelly...I am new to SparkPeople, but I am already in love with this website. I would like to make a few workout friends to go to the gym with. I have a membership at Super Fitness here in Toledo (on Alexis/Telegraph). I can't wait to start losing the pounds! So happy to be a part of your group. Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:43:13 EST Hello everyone Hello, I'm new around here and thought I'd stop by and say HI. I am 45 years old and have a lot of weight to loose. Just doing one day at a time and need help with motavation. I joined Lifestyles for ladies and have set a goal of going three times a week. I made it last week and have gone twice this week already. I walk the treadmill for 30 minutes than do the circut which is like curves. I also do a couple other machines one for crunches and one for my back muscles. Would like to chat with ... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 19:35:40 EST COMING SOON: Contest for August Gimme a few days. I'll come up with a good one. <BR> Prize ideas? <BR> Contest ideas? <BR> Let me know. <BR> Thanks <BR> Myll <em>347</em> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:44:48 EST New to Ohio Hi everyone. <BR> My name's Heather. <BR> I recently moved to Bowling Green (from Georgia) and I decided to join this team in order to learn more about the area and whatnot. <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Jul 2010 15:57:13 EST Salutations Everyone! Hi all I'm Nickee. I am very excited to join this team. I started out joining Sparkpeople for a class assignment but after further research I want to be a very active member. I have much weight to lose and with the help of a great support system I intend to get it right this time. Mon, 12 Jul 2010 20:32:32 EST very frustrated hi all i am very frustrated not with myself but actually with my doctor to the point that i am considering very much in the near future finding a new doctore that i am more confident with,,,i am very proud that i have gone from 200 pounds to the now 175 pounds my goal is at least 150 so i am half way there but i am a severe migraine sufferer and a couple months ago she upped my migraine meds of topamax from 25-50 mg which made me into a zombie mom,, very tired lack of concentration sluring ... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 08:27:17 EST Weekend Tornados Just wondering how everyone is doing after this weekend of tornados. Luckily, nothing happened to me or my house, except one of my dogs was a nervous nelly. The other dog slept through it all. I know my cousin had damage to his house. He lives out near Lake Township. I happened to see him on Channel 11 News on Sunday. Tue, 8 Jun 2010 19:04:31 EST University of Toledo gym.. Does anyone go to UT or have a gym membership there? I am a new student here and would love to have a workout buddy. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Rene Wed, 26 May 2010 16:10:27 EST Pet Sitters? Does anyone know of any pet sitters in the area that are bonded? I may need one or I don't get to go on vacation when I planned on going. I found out that Karnik Kennels would cost me about $400 for 2 dogs for 11 days. Sylvania Vet would be even more and that is where I would prefer them to be kenneled. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 13:33:16 EST The Good, The Bad, The Daily Post So here it is! This is where we tell each other what's going on today in our everyday lives. This will help us to get to know each other better, stay on track, and encourage each other. For instance, this week I found out I'm failing my math course, I had to take three tests in a row (which sucked) and... somthing good... oh! I tried out for show choir today! I have to sing and dance to "I got the music in me" By Kiki Dee. Auditions tomorrow!Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> So thats how it works, tel... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:19:14 EST SPARKRALLY 2010 So I've heard y'all have done a few in the past, so why not do it again? Let me in on when and where would be good for every one (ideas please, like maybe wildwood etc.)Lets try to put something together so we can pump it up, yeah? <BR> Lets roll <BR> Myll Tue, 27 Apr 2010 21:57:01 EST hello Toledo Spark Hello my name is keinan and im new to the Spark. i just wanted to say hello. Sat, 24 Apr 2010 14:52:37 EST Hellllll oooooooo TOLEDO!!! What's happening with everyone?!?! Spring is here and its time to rejuvenate this team! Hit the huddle and cheer everyone on!!!! <em>104</em> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 13:44:25 EST Working toward a healthier me I have been on the diet yoyo for many years now, and have finally come to the realization that it is time to get fit and healthy if I want to be around for a long time. I read about SparkPeople in one of our local papers, and thought that I would give it a try. I was amazed at how many people use the web site, and at how many have reached their goals by connecting with like minded people. I am now 51 years old, and I am hoping that through the use of this web site, and the people that I conn... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 16:16:22 EST Maumee Valley Volkssporters? Hi all! <BR> <BR> I received a message on my SparkPage from a woman involved with Volkssport in Texas, suggesting the Maumee Valley Volkssporters. Does anyone know anything about the group? <BR> <BR> Jolene, OWE Tue, 30 Mar 2010 18:13:15 EST crunches When I do crunches, it hurts my mid back and neck. ALOT! I think I do them correctly, I use my stomach muscles to pull rather than push up with my back and still owie. anyone else experience this? This is not new, its been like this since I was a kid. should I just fine another core exercise or keep trying? <BR> thanks,Stephanie <em>198</em> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 08:45:05 EST Walk. Sunday. Noon. Secor Metropark. Brown Trail anyone want to join me and my dog? <em>295</em> Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:09:25 EST a little setback Hey everyone, My name's Myll (MILL). I'm a bit of a freshman at this, so I'll do my best to stay on track each day. I went over my calories goals today by about 400 calories. What do I do then? Do I just exercise more than usual? <BR> Thanks for the warm welcomes! <BR> Myll Tue, 2 Mar 2010 19:19:31 EST LIFESTYLES FOR LADIES.... ANY ladies in the house that work out there...??? <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Feb 2010 21:31:21 EST i really need a local workout buddy question,,i joined the ymca i know many of you have memberships elsewhere at gyms but does anybody have a y membership prefeably going to the oregon y? i would so love a workout partner someone to have fun get motivated with while working i go every saturday and 3 times during the week,, if not its all good,,,, Mon, 22 Feb 2010 06:39:19 EST Hello all! Hi folks! My daughter has been raving about this site, so I want to see what it's all about. I do have some weight to lose and have been struggling for my entire life. Thought I had it liked a couple of time, but 10 or 15 pounds keeps finding me! <BR> Donna Thu, 18 Feb 2010 08:43:21 EST where does everyone workout? my husband and i recently joined the ymca ,,does anyone else have a y membership? Mon, 15 Feb 2010 07:13:25 EST In Seattle I will be in seattle washington till 2/17/10 for a wedding.. wooooooooohooooooooo it's 55 there.. anyone want me to bring back some warmth??? Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:05:11 EST I have to get a set of these...... LOL! For real?? Could it be true?? Would this really work???? I saw it in Fitness Magazine! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 27 Jan 2010 18:27:46 EST salmonella outbreak FYI if you haven't heard... <BR> <BR> Daniele International Inc., based in Pascoag, R.I., announced Jan 23 the recall of 1,240,000 pounds of ready-to-eat Italian sausage products, including salami. <BR> <BR> The USDA said Daniele believes black pepper used in its products is a possible source of contamination and consequently recalled all products associated with black pepper. <BR> <BR> A relatively high proportion of their cases were in people who shopped at the Costco retail chain. <... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:48:19 EST Hi Toledo Team My name is Tammy, and i'm ready to lose 10 pounds!!! Sun, 24 Jan 2010 23:30:04 EST 2010...this is my year! Hello Everyone, <BR> My name is Chris and I am trying desperately to get back on track and to win this weight loss battle. 2009 was a very difficult year, and I am positive that 2010 will be MUCH better. <BR> I am learning that I really must have accountability and this is one way to accomplish that. I am trying to get back into running after a kneecap fracture AND an ACL tear in my other knee. I miss running and I know that is the best way for me to get back into shape. <BR> Seems like ... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:22:52 EST ~Whiner's Palace~ Here's the place to vent, whine, complain about your day, or week... <BR> <BR> I'm 1st....... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 08:30:17 EST **Hungry Girl** Check this site out.. Hungry Girl. sign up ... They have awesome ways to change recipes to low cal. Awesome place. <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 19 Jan 2010 06:07:57 EST ######## #1/18/09 MONDAY'S GOAL############### Ok Sparker's your 1st goal....... You are to pull out that outfit that you are dying to get into... Hang it up where you will see it everyday!!!!Pin or sticky note lbs needed to get there and your goal... Remember there are no winners on this goal... Just loser's ~giggles~ COME ON YOU CAN DO IT!!!! Sun, 17 Jan 2010 22:48:25 EST ****Be honest*** R you a smoker? Tell me if you are a smoker? Anyone up for a stop smoking challenge in February??? <BR> <BR> I am a smoker (bows head) I quit for 359 days and let myself relapse. I'm ready to tackle it again... <BR> <BR> So u up for the challenge??? Sun, 17 Jan 2010 11:50:04 EST What equipment do you have? Tell us what fitness equipment you have? <BR> <BR> <em>231</em> <em>23</em> <em>217</em> Sun, 17 Jan 2010 10:20:51 EST ~Exercise of the Week~ Seated Dumbbell Curls... No weights use (2) cans of soup. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=156 </link> Sun, 17 Jan 2010 10:19:11 EST Do you??????? 1/17/09- Log your fitness??? Sun, 17 Jan 2010 09:46:20 EST ~Letter of explanation~ Let me 1st start by saying, Thank you all for the emails and kind words. <BR> <BR> I can say that I truly enjoyed talking with everyone. I needed some time to regroup. Failure is not beyond me either. <BR> <BR> Last time I was on here I received some very harsh letters that I was not doing enough to motivate the team. I spent many hours a day on here and I loved it. After receiving these harsh letters (of course from 2 people who never participated in anything) I decided to step away to se... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:41:12 EST Back in Toledo! Back in town after 10 years. I forgot what a neat city it is. <BR> I would like to run a 3K or 5K this year- springtime would be good. <BR> <BR> 2010 is a year for change for myself and my family of 4 kids and hubby. Lasting Physical changes that began 6 months ago should be sustained now that I have sparkpeople to track my food- keep me honest- and my exercise. I am so glad to have found SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Jan 2010 09:37:25 EST Leadership? Hi All, <BR> <BR> Has anyone heard from our leader? I know at one time she was very busy and I believe she had asked if anyone was interested in becoming a co-leade, but nobody replied to her request. Since I see that she hasn't posted for more than 60 days, we need a leader and it has been posted for some time now. <BR> <BR> Is anyone interested in helping to move this team along? I hate to see it die! I would, but I am already leading 4 teams and I think 1 more may be 1 too many at... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 14:12:39 EST I am new on here. Hi, my name is Debbie...I am new on here...My husband Ron and I are going to try to lose some weight and get in shape together and was referred to this site. This site looks like it has lots of information on it. I am 46 yrs old and I am 5'5" tall and weight 132...I would like to lose about maybe 5-8 lbs....enough to lose about 3 or 4 inches off of my waistline. Plan on using our new weight machine also to tone up. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 08:07:24 EST Biggest loser contest Hi, my name is Ron and I'm just starting my training. My Employer is having it's 3rd biggest loser contest . I did it last year but did not do so good so I thought I would try it again with a little help this time. I'm 5' 7" @ 179# my target is 165# in 17 weeks. I fell I will do o.k. as long as I can stay on track. well, Good luck everyone and try to have fun doing it. Sat, 9 Jan 2010 18:19:13 EST Get your exercise tonight or tomorrow! Happy shovelling out from the snow that is getting dumped on us today! Make sure you count it under your cardio tracker!!! Thu, 7 Jan 2010 17:31:59 EST Hello. I am new. Mother of three. Scared of this committment, but excited to finally get the help I need. My main problem in losing weight is battling hypothyroidism. Looking forward to your insight and ideas! Mon, 4 Jan 2010 15:23:09 EST Hello. I am not exactly new to SparksPeople, but a re-visiting member - now super serious about losing weight, becoming healthly, and feeling good about myself. I am currently at my highest weight ever! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 02:40:30 EST New here Hello all. I'm Sharon. I just joined up today. I have been planning my new resolutions for next year and was going to go it alone until I found you all. I can't believe my luck to find such a nice site. I can't wait to get to know you all and hopefully get the motivation I need to get my health back on track again. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 20:39:12 EST new again, too... Hey all! I have finally graduated and have a job and now its time to get off my tush! I'll be lurking about and looking forward to talking with my old pals from Spark Toledo!! <BR> <BR> Stephanie Mon, 30 Nov 2009 09:49:02 EST New to sparkpeople Hello. My name is Sarah. I'm a 20 year old new mom to a beautiful daughter named Natalie. I'm trying to get back in shape from pregnancy and start leading a healthy lifestyle. I want to start setting a good example for my daughter. Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:38:29 EST any1 need child care in a FRIENDLY FUN family home hi all,,, <BR> well my husband has been laid off about a month which has been stressful enough since he got laid off the day after we moved into our new home,,but it was ok because i do home daycare but last night my one family told me they were leaving which i understand due to location,,, if you or anybody you know of needs childcare in a home-on east side i am very low cost i just want to make enough monney to keep me home with my twins who are still school age,i do hour by hour educatio... Thu, 19 Nov 2009 05:07:37 EST Has anyone had the H1N1 flu shot yet? Just wondered if anyone has stood line at the clinics they've had around town. How long did you have to wait? Did the lines move quickly? <BR> <BR> I am hoping to get mine next Weds at the Health Dept downtown...they finally are getting to my "catagory" of chronic health conditions and age range. Thu, 12 Nov 2009 18:17:29 EST New to team, not to spark Just wanted to stop by and say Hi, I am new to this team but I have been on spark people for 4 months and I love this web site! Stop by my page to read more about me and I love to have lots of friends. <BR> Mon, 2 Nov 2009 21:00:06 EST Channel 24 NBC Biggest Loser Challenge Just wanted to know if anyone on this sparkteam is part of the nbc biggest loser challenge?? I started this challenge on October 1. I have only lost 5.8 lbs so far. We weigh in every month and our first elimination is in January. This Tuesday Nov. 3 at 7pm on channel 24 there will b a live workout with all the biggest loser couples. Check it out!! u may see me on tv. Mon, 2 Nov 2009 17:26:01 EST running partner? Hello, I am looking for someone to run my long runs with on Sunday mornings. I run for an hour and a half as of now. I like to run on wabash cannonball trail, oak openings, or even wildwoods. Any other ideas are welcomed. It gets a little scary being a female running in the woods by your self so I would really love a partner who has the same or better running abilities. Also we can keep each other motivated. Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:54:31 EST Intro- New in West Toledo Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new here. I started last week, but only got around to looking at the community stuff a couple nights ago. So far, things are going pretty well, I am tracking everything, drinking lots of water, and feeling pretty good about it. I am also trying to walk for a half hour every day (doesn't always work, but I try). I have 50 lbs to lose. <BR> <BR> A little bit about me, I am 26 yrs old and a graduate student at UT (Ecology/Microbiology). I am actually pretty new to ... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:09:30 EST ~~~~Make the Most of Your Metabolism~~~ "It's my metabolism!" <BR> <BR> Sound familiar? If you're carrying some extra pounds (and having a hard time losing them), it's tempting to put the blame on a sluggish metabolism. <BR> <BR> But is your metabolism really the reason it's often so hard to lose weight? And, more important, is there anything you can do about it? <BR> <BR> WebMD asked experts to explore facts and myths about metabolism -- and the good news is, there are things you can do to help boost your body's calorie-burning... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 11:12:15 EST ~Importance of the Food Tracker~ <BR> The Key to Weight Loss Success <BR> It's Write In Front of You <BR> -- By Rebecca Pratt, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> Finally-- here it is. You have been waiting to hear these words for years...or at least as long the zipper on your skinny jeans hasn't budged. The key to weight loss success! It's not a shake, a supplement, or an exercise gizmo. You have it already, right at your finger tips. <BR> <BR> "I feel the most important action one can take when trying to lose weight is t... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 10:45:08 EST ~Life gets in way~ Life if full of challenges and can absolutely side track you from the true picture. I am not above failure. Since 9/11 I have add some issues and haven't been here for a couple of weeks. I'm sure you have noticed. I wanna THANK EVERYONE who continued to show up here and pick up the slack. It's very easy to always revert back to the old ways and get side tracked. Everyone falls down, it's how you handle it when you get up. <BR> Thank you again for your patience. <BR> Hugssssssss <BR> Deb <BR>... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 10:04:17 EST ~Winner of the Pedometer~~ Congrats to Sophie she is the winner of the pedometer!!! She signed in there the most. <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> Thu, 1 Oct 2009 09:49:52 EST Free 5k walk for LIVESTRONG DAY this Friday This was emailed to me today: <BR> <BR> Attention Million Pound Challenge Participants -- <BR> <BR> This Friday, Oct. 2nd, is LIVESTRONG Day -- a global day of action to spread the word about the impact of cancer and push for more resources to eliminate the disease. <BR> <BR> Events all across the country will raise awareness of the disease that by 2010 is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide. In Toledo, we're having the LIVESTRONG Hike, Bike, & Run. There is no cos... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 16:40:35 EST im new- again. Hi! I live in West TOledo and i am trying to lose weight with spark again. I joined months ago and never stuck to it. I really need to lose weight- at least 100lbs. Any one getting together to work out please let me know! Tue, 29 Sep 2009 14:23:36 EST Monday night workouts are back Time: Mondays @ 5:30PM <BR> Location: Church of St. Andrews on Heatherdowns <BR> 3620 Heatherdowns, Toledo, 43614 <BR> ALL FITNESS LEVELS WELCOME! <BR> Don't be shy- we're all in the same boat- and it's sink or swim together :) <BR> <BR> It will be indoors- we do DVD's, or play physical games. <BR> Children will be welcome- as long as they can participate or go along for the ride :) <BR> Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:02:39 EST Tell us... In order to help Deb out (I know she's very busy), I will try to post as much as possible. <BR> <BR> Tell us at least one positive thing about your day today! <BR> <BR> I'll be back later to post mine. Mon, 28 Sep 2009 05:48:20 EST Is this group active?? I am relatively new here. Is this an active group at all? What can we do to make is "spark"? Sun, 27 Sep 2009 05:50:15 EST mother of 4 hi, im a mother of 4 its very hard for me to even think about losing the weight or even trying to get heathly. i tried befor but it didnt not work out for me. i tried walking with family an friends, walking on my treadmill an i also tried eating heathly foods and everytime i try i let my self down. I NEED A PUSH. Thu, 24 Sep 2009 10:10:28 EST New Member to Team Spark Toledo Hi - just wanted to introduce myself - pretty new to Spark people, but already think that it has helped. <em>30</em> Sun, 13 Sep 2009 14:16:35 EST Newbie from Perrysburg Hello to all of you Toledo/area people! I am so excited to begin my journey to a healthier lifestyle and look forward to the Spark and guidance and inspiration. Wed, 9 Sep 2009 16:48:26 EST Walk in the Sylvania area I live in Sylvania Township. Anyone interest in walking at least once per week at Secor Park or Sylvania Prarie park? Wed, 9 Sep 2009 13:45:38 EST are you feeling it? This summer hasn't been too hot, but now that it's getting even cooler out... I'm already feeling the effect of it getting darker out sooner. I despise it and am nervous for when it starts getting dark even earlier. <BR> <BR> I hate it and am just curious as to what you do to combat this time of year. <BR> <BR> I change all the light bulbs to 100 watts, but I still know it's dark outside :( Wed, 2 Sep 2009 23:20:59 EST calories burned calculator I found this site<BR>enter-article_ektid39812.aspx <BR> it has calories burned for around the house stuff, such as folding laundry, vacuuming, etc. <BR> <BR> I know I needed a little extra help with the calculating of calories burned. Wed, 2 Sep 2009 16:41:37 EST ~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!FYI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~~~~ Just wanted to let you know. I am leaving town on Sunday to South Carolina to watch my daughter graduate from boot camp. I will not be back till Sunday the 13th. So make sure you are continuing on your success. I apologize for not being here much I am packing and setting up arrangements. You all are rocking and deserve a great pat on the back!! <BR> <BR> Hugsssssssssss <BR> Deb Wed, 2 Sep 2009 14:38:58 EST ~~Weekly =Challenge 8/31/09~~ Core---- Crunches... Yeah yeah I know everyone hates em-use a balance ball too if you want <BR> 2 sets of ten- 3 times a week <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=2 </link> <BR> <BR> Upper body--Dumbell Hammer curls- No Dumbells Use cans of soup- 1/2 gallons of milk- be creative. <BR> 2 sets of ten - 3 times a week <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=183 </link> <BR> <BR> Lower body-Calf Raises with a chair <BR... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 07:21:10 EST Hello my name is yoyo I have been using this site for a week and I am really enjoying it. I am in Toledo, Ohio and have been here less than a year and I will be stationed here for a total of 3 years. Sun, 30 Aug 2009 13:23:56 EST !!!!!!!!! !!!!QUOTE OF THE DAY!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! Avoiding the phrase “I don’t have time...”, will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life. <em>104</em> Wed, 26 Aug 2009 08:01:09 EST Hi! My name is Shanielle. Please call me Shan. So excited to join you all! Cant wait to chat with you. Hopefully, we will learn from eachother and have great success on our weight loss journies. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:37:28 EST ~Weekly Challenge 8/24/09~~ okie dokie week 2 <BR> <BR> You all did awesome!!! <BR> <BR> For your Lower---Booty Butt Kicks <BR> Do this 3 times a week <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> For your Core - The Bridge <BR> Do this 20 times - 3 days a week <BR> <link><BR>gth/SM00047&slide=3 </link> <BR> <BR> For Upper - Seated Dumbell Shoulder Press <BR> USE CAN'S OF SOUP IF NO DUMBELLS. BE CREATIVE <BR> Do this 20 times - 3 days a week <BR> <link>www.spark... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 19:02:49 EST Great day for a walk!! Today's weather will be awesome for a walk at Wildwood this morning!! Low humidity, high of 78. Small chance of scattered showers this afternoon, but they did not seem concerned about that. Fri, 21 Aug 2009 05:35:51 EST ~To Win the Pedometer~~~ All you have to do is log on to the Toledo Forum say HI (Monday thru Friday only)I know the weekends are hectic. Say I am here... would help to look over other stuff but getting you here is 1/2 the battle. <BR> <BR> ADD THE GOAL AND MAKE SURE you track it MONDAY THRU FRIDAY!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> OK LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!! <BR> <BR> WHO'S GONNA BE THE WINNER???????? YOU DECIDE!!! Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:33:54 EST ~Weekly Measurements~~ Ok rather than weigh in's... <BR> I think we should do measurements. The scale has a tendency to piss people off and measurements you can see. <BR> <BR> So Every Monday either post your measurements so you can see how you are doing... And brag that you lost a 1/2 inch or what ever!! <BR> <BR> Don't be shy we are all in the same boat!!!!! <BR> Sun, 16 Aug 2009 20:45:21 EST ~Weekly challenge for 8/17/09~~ Your upper body workout is::::::::: ~drum roll~ <BR> <BR> Alternating Dumbell Bicep Curls- 3 sets of ten, 3 times a week. Use cans of soup if no dumb bells. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=69 </link> <BR> <BR> Your Core Workout is: <BR> <BR> Seated Knee Lifts with Chair- 3 sets of ten, 3 times per week. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=127 </link> <BR> <BR> Your Lower Body is.... <BR> <BR> Seated leg... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 20:40:13 EST ~New Weekly Challenges~ **Do not post here** As promised, Starting 8/17/09 new weekly fitness challenges. They are as follows. If you don't have weights use cans of soup, reams of paper, jugs of milk or anything with a little weight to it. <BR> Weekly challenge is <BR> 1- upper body workout <BR> 1- core body workout <BR> 1- lower body workout <BR> <BR> 3 times per week-- 3 sets of 10 per day.. If you can't do the 3 do what you can and work up to it. <BR> <BR> I will also add a weekly bonus challenge for those of you who want to kick... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 19:57:34 EST New to the group Hello, Everyone <BR> 33 year old women wanting and willing to make a change that is why I came to SP. Wishing everyone the best with their journey. Fri, 14 Aug 2009 17:55:23 EST ~~~~NEW AND IMPROVED TOLEDO TEAM~~~ Well no one has stepped up to the plate...... So I will not leave this team hanging... <BR> <BR> Starting Monday 8/17/09 there will be changes to the Toledo Team and new support tactics. Your encouraged to sign on a couple times a week to check and get your support... <BR> <BR> Thank You all for the kind words and emails. <BR> <BR> NOW GET OFF YOUR ASS AND LET'S MOVE!!!! <BR> <BR> Hugsssssssssss <BR> Deb Thu, 13 Aug 2009 07:04:59 EST Hi! Is this team still active??? I am still finding my way around Sparkpeo[ple/SparkToledo. Right after I joined, I got an e-mail sayin g this group leader needs to step down. Is this group dying, did anyone else step up? <BR> I am a little lost here but if anyone can help, that would be awesome. Thu, 13 Aug 2009 06:30:25 EST Yummy Veggie Alert! Lately I have been filling up on veggies to keep the hungry away! I have always loved roast beets but have never thought about roasting a lot of other veggies. I LOVE how carrots taste in a big old pot roast that has been cooking I lined a big cookie sheet with heavy duty foil. Put in a cabbage cut into about 6 wedges, whole carrots, whole fennel halves, several whole garlic cloves, a couple vadalia onions cut in fourths, and seasoned with salt, pepper, basil. Sprinkled with a ... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 13:58:05 EST Hi! My name is Amy and I am. . .READY! Hi everybody! My name is Amy and I'm very new to Sparkpeople. I've been poking around this site for the past couple of hours and I don't even feel that I've scratched the surface! I would love to meet people--I could also definately use help with a "basics" grocery list--just to have the right food on hand. I don't have any dietary resrictions but I need to stay as low-sodium as possible! I look forward to making new friends! Sun, 2 Aug 2009 19:03:41 EST Evening walk 3x's a week I am interested in getting together a walking group for Mon. Wed. and Thurs. evenings. Of course weather permitting. I live on the east side right now but am moving to the west end soon so I am thinking of meeting at Willy's Park. I am thinking around 6:30. I will be there on these days with a friend. If you would like to join me just respond here and I will check in periodically. Starting Mon. August 3rd. Bring a water bottle=} <BR> So the time will be 6:30, Mon. Wed. & Thurs. Thu, 30 Jul 2009 23:38:43 EST Greetings! Northwest Ohio is rockin' the weight loss game! Hope to help and get support from other members in the area! <em>213</em> Wed, 29 Jul 2009 19:31:58 EST You're invited! Don't miss this community outdoor event. The evening will feature both a live and a silent auction, (a charter trip, various gift certificates, hand made baskets and purses, and other exciting items) live entertainment, a pig roast with all the trimmings, dessert and of course dancing! ($6.00 a plate; tickets at the door) <BR> <BR> Blood Drive from Noon to 4pm, Larry Whatley from FOX 36 as our Emcee, a live remote with K100, Rock & Roll from The Travelers and Hot Country Music featuring The... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 14:15:33 EST Food Safety Reminders! Remember... <BR> keep all raw meat in your fridge on the bottom shelf- <BR> mayo isn't something that can sit out- ever! <BR> WASH all fruits and veggies (more salmonella from them now than meat due to poor soils) <BR> Wash hands before handling, cooking and eating food- <BR> Wash hands after handling food :) <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 27 Jul 2009 17:25:30 EST Hello and help I want to be thinner, This seems like a really great support, but I am having difficulty understanding how to work the site, can anyone help. I am a 55 year old divorced female with about 35 pounds to lose I am a RN an work fulltime in psychiatry. I have 3 grown sons and 8 grandchildren. I love animals and have a house full of them. Mon, 20 Jul 2009 10:38:54 EST Hi! Newbie from Point Place! Hey there, Im a newbie to Sparkpeople, and just wanted to say hello to fellow people in the Toledo area! :) <BR> <BR> So Hello! Sun, 19 Jul 2009 21:54:25 EST Hi, my name is Dave Weaver I have gained 25 lbs in the last year through stress and emotional eating. My wife was diagnosed with Breast Cancer 1 year ago and I have been eating to help myself cope I guess and not taking care of myself by working out and eating right. I have been working out on and off for 30 years but have not had the motivation lately. I have been an athlete all my life and am looking for a little motivation to get me moving. Thu, 16 Jul 2009 13:20:41 EST Hello from West Toledo I am new to all this.....I am a 36 yr old mother and grandmother. I am trying to quit smoking with no luck. I have been slightly over weight for about 6 yrs now. I want to meet friends in Toledo area that are in the same boat as me. I want to lose about 40lbs to feel better about my self and be able to do more things with the grandbabies. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:19:55 EST tstylemom 39 year old mother of two trying to loose wait. No support so getting frustrated. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 00:15:25 EST Bra intervention! <link><BR>-to-fashion/2009/06/your-bra-problems-<BR>solved-1.html </link> <BR> <BR> So many women wear the wrong size and I know I have changed sizes... I'm going shopping- R U? <BR> <BR> <link>,9<BR>01,30.html </link> <BR> <BR> Nice Busts make hips look better too! XO Tue, 14 Jul 2009 15:06:47 EST Hello from and East Sider!! Hello Spark Toledo!!! How are you all doing? I am not a newbie on Sparkpeople, but have never gotten involved with the local SparkTeam, and thought it was finally time to swing by and say hello. <BR> <BR> My name is Rhonda and I have lived in Toledo for over 11 years now. I am a transplanted Michigander, and was raised just up the road a piece in Milan, MI. My oldest brother still lives there, and my parents are in the process of trying to move back to that area. <BR> <BR> A little abou... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 23:49:46 EST Things to eliminate from your diet! <link><BR>ene_eliminate </link> Mon, 6 Jul 2009 13:24:55 EST Hello out there... Hi all - My name is Stephanie. I just joined and I'm hoping this will work. I'm 23 and I've been overweight since I hit puberty. About a year ago I learned the reason behind my difficulty with weight is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I've tried to lose weight numerous times on countless diets. I'm hoping this will help me do it right so it will stick. To be honest, the real reason why I am doing this is for my kids. I don't have any yet but I want to. I got married last year to my high school s... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 23:29:26 EST lady stabbed Yesterday, my husband and I stopped at the 7-11 at the intersection of Upton and Berdan. We see Fox News and thought, oh god, what just happened? <BR> <BR> We watched the news to find out a lady got stabbed for a measly $5!? What is wrong with people? <BR> <BR> We live 5 houses down from this intersection. It just enforces the fact that I walk or run on my treadmill at home. <BR> <BR> Condolences to her... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 20:11:18 EST Toledoean at Heart! Hi I'm new to the team. My name is Elizabeth and I currently reside in New Jersey, but when I saw this team, I knew I had to be a part of it. I lived in Toledo for the majority of my life, until I was 21 (I'm turning 26 next month). Most of my family and a lot of my friends still live there. I miss them, and I miss the town dearly. Every time I come back, which is usually for Christmas or some other holiday, I feel so at home, so relaxed, and so happy. I will always consider Toledo my home, e... Fri, 3 Jul 2009 23:00:14 EST ~Willys Park Walking 7/1/09~ Ok first night of walking at Willys Park woooooooohooooooooooo!!! 6:00pm be there or be square. <BR> If it's raining... NO WALKING... otherwise GET OFF YOUR BUTT'S AND MEET ME THERE!!!!!!!!! <BR> Meet by the tennis courts... bring a friend!!! I'll be the grey haired old broad with blue shorts and blue shirt on!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH <BR> <BR> PS DH is also coming.... So bring your DH!!! <BR> SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 12:40:01 EST Healthy, tasty, local snack food I've been in love with these Pita Krunch chips (I've gotten them at Churchill's in Maumee) for a while now. They are about half the calories of potato chips and they come in a bunch of excellent flavors (Salsa is my favorite). So I took some on vacation last week and some friends tried them and wanted to know where I got them. It wasn't until then that I noticed that they are actually a local company. So, if you want something tasty and want to help out a local company, give them a whirl.... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 12:36:54 EST Secrets of a Former Fat Girl- by Lisa Delaney Check this book out and read it! <BR> It's not another diet book- <BR> but it has some pretty awesome info in it! <BR> XO <BR> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 11:43:44 EST New here Hi, i'm Melissa i'm 41 a mother of two teenage boy's 16 and 17. I live on 5 acres near Perrysburg,Oh, we have 3 dog's ( 2 of which are rescues) 18 ducks and 30 something chicens.... I work for a supplier to Jeep so I've been laid off since April hoping to get back to work in July..Anyone looking for a workout buddy? I belong to lifestyles.. Also I need serious motivation, been out of thesocial scene for quite sometime so I really don't have much for a circle of friends... Been a dedicated mom... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 10:44:03 EST Maumee Bay State Park Hello All! <BR> <BR> Thanks to Dar and her idea of writing about Maumee Bay State Park I have done just that! <BR> <BR> You can view the small article here: <BR><BR>-Toledo-Healthy-Living-Examiner~y2009m<BR>6d23-Maumee-Bay-State-Park <BR> <BR> If anyone else has suggestions on weight loss, nutrition, or fitness and would like me to investigate and share with everyone please let me know! <em>30</em> Tue, 23 Jun 2009 23:01:09 EST I'm new!!! Hello!!! Hello all! My fiance and I just recently moved to Toledo but I've been a member of Sparkpeople for a little over a year now. I love it! I wanted to join this team to get to know people around the area! Also, one of my part time jobs is to write about health and fitness in Toledo. Check out my website if you'd like to read about Toledo or if you have any suggestions of topics I could write about I would appreciate it! :) <link><BR>thy-Living-Examiner </lin... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 20:27:32 EST Does anyone know about payroll withholdings? I have a question about payroll tax witholdings. I would like to increase my "take-home" pay. I need to know if I should increase what I am claiming or should I have extra dollars withheld? <BR> <BR> I spoke to someone in payroll and she could answer me about what I was claim, but not about the extra dollars. <BR> <BR> Hope someone out there can help? Fri, 19 Jun 2009 18:30:27 EST ~DAILY CHALLENGE 6/19/09~ Ok it's friday... Ball Buster day... Most people give up fitness on the weekends so here's one to end your week... Wide Leg Wall Sit with Calf Raises... 50 today spread out... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=109 </link> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY!! <BR> <BR> I just follow this motto whenever I don't want to do something. I tell myself I don't have a choice, it has to be done, just do it. It won't last forever and the more you do this the better y... Fri, 19 Jun 2009 07:30:47 EST ~Daily Challenge 6/18/09~ Todays challenge ~drum roll~ Reverse Crunches... Don't forget to put in your fitness tracker. <BR> <BR> 4 sets of 10 through the day. YOU CAN DO IT!!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=8 </link> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> " Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing." Thu, 18 Jun 2009 07:28:42 EST ~DAILY CHALLENGE 6/17/09~ Today's daily challenge.... Wall Pushups... <BR> 4 sets of 10 today... YOU CAN DO IT!!! Don't forget to put in your fitness tracker. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=107 </link> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY!!! <BR> <BR> " Motivation comes from within; succeeding comes with practice." <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Jun 2009 07:24:03 EST ~Check out the new stuff on Spark~ I ran across this today ... pretty sweet... Stay On track calender. Check it out. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-overview.asp </link> Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:17:04 EST ~DAILY CHALLENGE 6/16/09~ Todays Daily Challenge...... <BR> <BR> Booty Kicks.... Feel the burn.... These kick butt. <BR> 2 sets of 20 each leg...Don't forget to put in your fitness Tracker <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY.... <BR> <BR> " Whatever your mind can conceive and your heart desires, YOU can achieve it. Your intense passion and vision in your life are the best capsules for success. Don't TRY: be a DOER." Tue, 16 Jun 2009 07:27:05 EST ~DAILY CHALLENGE 6/15/09~ Today is Core day. I know everyone has to work so this is an ideal exercise at your desk. <BR> <BR> Seated Knee Lifts with Chair. I can tell ya these can burn!!! <BR> <BR> So today do 4 sets of 10 during the day. Make sure you put it in your fitness tracker!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=127 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> " Greatness of a certain person is not measured by his strength; it's how he stands tall every time ... Mon, 15 Jun 2009 07:29:38 EST ~DAILY CHALLENGE 6/14/09~ Today's Challenge... Do 1/2 of heavy cleaning. Vacuuming, Windows, Laundry, Mopping floors. Make sure you put in your fitness tracker. Did you know 30 minutes of heavy cleaning you burn 229 calories??? <BR> <BR> HAPPY CLEANING!! <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY!! <BR> <BR> Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. Sun, 14 Jun 2009 09:02:31 EST ~DAILY CHALLENGE 6/13/09~ Walk..... I don't care how much get up and walk. Down the Street, to the store, just walk. Map your route here and it will give you calories and routes. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_maps_ home.asp </link> <BR> <BR> great tool. Post how you did. <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY~~~~ <BR> <BR> " The world is not a parking place; it is a racetrack. Keep on moving. No matter when and where you start, you can reach your goal and make a new record!" <BR> <BR> HAPPY WALK... Sat, 13 Jun 2009 11:20:17 EST ~Daily Challenge 6/12/09~ Walk..... I don't care how much get up and walk. Down the Street, to the store, just walk. Map your route here and it will give you calories and routes. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_maps_home.asp </link> <BR> <BR> great tool. Post how you did. <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY~~~~ <BR> <BR> " The world is not a parking place; it is a racetrack. Keep on moving. No matter when and where you start, you can reach your goal and make a new record!" <BR> <BR> Happy wal... Sat, 13 Jun 2009 10:31:14 EST ~Daily Challenge 6/12/09~ Freaky Friday Ok. I am gonna deam Friday's as ball buster day. Most people slack off of fitness on the Weekends so fridays are gonna be a hard one... Here's the daily challenge!!! <BR> <BR> EVERY TIME YOU SIT DOWN, I WANT YOU TO GET BACK UP AND DO (5) SQUATS. REPORT HOW MANY SETS YOU DID TODAY BY 6:00 PM. TOLD YA WASNT GONNA BE EASY!!!!(TOILET BREAKS NOT INCLUDED) THIS IS GONNA SHOW YOU HOW MANY TIMES YOU SIT DOWN IN A DAY TOO!! <BR> MAKE SURE YOU PUT IN YOUR FITNESS TRACKER!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.spar... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 07:59:07 EST *******MAKE A PLAN**** ******** ok after talking to a few of the woman in here, I find that we always have to put everyone first sooooo here's what I was thinking... I did this when I first started working out.... <BR> <BR> 1) write down your ideal workout time ex. 5:00pm or what ever. <BR> 2) Sit the whole family down and explain that mommy or daddy gets 1/2 hour, 15 minutes or what ever for mommy time. <BR> 3) Have the DH or the oldest child to take the children during this time. Another Idea take the kids for a walk w... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 20:58:13 EST ~Daily Challenge 6/11/09~ todays challenge.... <BR> <BR> Hip Flexor & Extension... 30 of them(ea leg)today. Spread them out. This helps restart your metabolism through the day. Post to your fitness tracker. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=114 </link> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY- <BR> <BR> " You will always hit a wall in everything you do in life. How you overcome this wall is the true measure of your determination and perseverance. Always remember: the wall isn't there to... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 06:51:11 EST ~Wednesday Night Walking~ I will start a wednesday night walking program at Willy's Park. <BR> <BR> Start June 24th @ 6:00 pm. <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there <BR> <BR> Hugssssssssss Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:47:46 EST !!!!!!CHECK OUT THE INSTANT MESSENGING ON HERE!!!! <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2139530 </link> <BR> <BR> Add friends and they are instantly on your buddy list <BR> <BR> SPARK PEOPLE ROCKS!!!!!!!!! Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:23:39 EST ~~Daily Challenge 6/10/09~~ today challenge is wall pushups. Do 20 of these thru the day and report back here!!!don't forget to add them to your fitness tracker. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=107 </link> <BR> <BR> " Success is the result of clear goal, unshakable confidence, proper planning, enthusiastic action and consistent persistence." Wed, 10 Jun 2009 07:17:10 EST ~Up for a Daily Challenge?~ Let me know if you are up for a daily challenge? I swear I won't kill ya... and will make it fun... I will post a new challenge everyday to jumpstart your day!! <BR> <BR> Let me know... <BR> <BR> Hugsssss Tue, 9 Jun 2009 11:13:08 EST ~Big Thanks to Grossarama~ Just wanted to give a big Thank you to Grossie for everything she has done during this couple of weeks. <BR> She ROCKS BIG TIME!!! Thanks again. <BR> <BR> I'm baaaaacccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk <BR> <BR> Hugssssssss <BR> Deb <BR> <BR> NOW GET UP AND MOVE!!!! Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:48:36 EST ~Big Thanks to Grossarama~ Just wanted to give a big Thank you to Grossie for everything she has done during this couple of weeks. <BR> She ROCKS BIG TIME!!! Thanks again. <BR> <BR> I'm baaaaacccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk <BR> <BR> Hugssssssss <BR> Deb <BR> <BR> NOW GET UP AND MOVE!!!! Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:48:19 EST Whitehouse meet at Farnsworth park- 9AM @ Bridge Overlook- <BR> <link><BR>maps/map_farnsworth.jpg </link> <BR> This team still needs a team captain- <BR> let grossarama know if you're interested in helping w/ this-(very very eaasy stuff) <BR> sign up here- <BR> walker, runner, jogger... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:21:37 EST Wildwood for West Toledo This group meets at 9AM at the Metz Visitor Center <BR> <link><BR>maps/wildwood.pdf </link> <BR> This group still needs a team captain- let me grossarama know if you are interested in helping w/ this (easy easy stuff) <BR> Sign up here- <BR> walker, runner, jogger Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:19:29 EST Pearson Park for East Toledo Meet at "trail head" near exit at 9AM- <link><BR>maps/pearson.pdf </link> <BR> This Group Still needs a Team Captain- let grossarama know if you're interested in helping w/ this- (very easy stuff) <BR> Sign up here for this park- <BR> walker, runner, jogger- Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:15:12 EST Swan Creek for South Toledo -Glendale Side This team meets at 9AM- on the Glendale side at the map of the trails. <BR> Grossarama= Team Captain <BR> Please sign up here for this group- <BR> Let her know walker, jogger, runner- <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:11:34 EST Point Place/Cullen Park Walk Path for North Toledo Meets Saturday's @ 9AM- <BR> SOPHIEMAE2007= Team Captain <BR> please sign up here for this park and let her know if you're a walker, jogger, runner. <BR> Or e-mail her questions. <BR> Thnks. Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:09:35 EST Walk Run groups- beginning Saturday June 20th- Please look for the park nearest you- (or that you love to walk/run) <BR> and register to be there for Saturday AM Walk/Runs- <BR> Let us know if you are a walker- jogger-or runner so we can have people "matched" up (ok not have to go it alone) <BR> Groups will meet at 9AM each Saturday morning- unless notified. <BR> 80% attendance is requested- <BR> and at the end of summer, the walk run group will move to make an ALL group meeting and have a picnic. <BR> Thanks! Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:03:25 EST Friday Night Fun Going to O'rileys Pub on Alexis tonight at 9ish- <BR> good little place w/ a good dance band tonight- <BR> You're all invited to join us! <BR> <link><BR>y-s-pub-grill-toledo </link> 1955 Alexis. Fri, 5 Jun 2009 11:16:08 EST Information regarding Hummingbirds I posted this information on my Birdwatchers Team.... <BR> <BR> Here are some interesting Hummingbird facts: <BR> <BR> They have the fastest metabolism, the largest hearts in proportion to body size, the fastest heart and wing beats, the most aerobatic flight, the most brilliant feather iridescences and one of the highest rates of nesting success. <BR> <BR> They are the lightest bird, weighing just 1/10th of an ounce. The smallest brain and are virtually incapable of walking. They are kn... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 17:55:14 EST TUESDAY NIGHT's Workout! Due to a schedule conflict w/ the place we are using- <BR> Workout Monday's have been switched to Workout Tuesday's! Tuesday's at 6:15 PM at the church! Generally an aerobic workout that includes strength and balance training. <BR> Women, men and children are welcome- <BR> See you Tuesday Night! <BR> 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. 43614 Mon, 1 Jun 2009 14:20:10 EST Has anyone tried any Hungry Girl recipes? My sister just gave me the HG 200 Recipes under 200 Calories cookbook. I haven't tried anything yet, but some sound pretty good. I want to try some of the breakfast recipes so I can start my day off with a decent meal other than cereal or poptarts! One I though that didn't sound like a great "substitute" was the potato salad ...she used cauliflower instead of potatoes. I don't think I could bring myself to do that! I don't like cauliflower to begin with so...Yuck!! The Tutti Fruitti Bis... Tue, 26 May 2009 18:14:34 EST I feel floppy- what's you scoop? Ok- let be honest k? <BR> this last week I've been feeling like throwing in the towel on this stuff- <BR> I haven't gotten on a scale- but I'm pretty sure it's gone up- <BR> I'm going to do the dirty deed tomorrow AM! <BR> My knee is getting better- so I can start doing things again.... I just feel so tired or hyper... what's weird is when I feel both at the same time! <BR> SO the eternal optimist in me said to write about it- commiserate on it- and get over it- <BR> <BR> What's your scoo... Tue, 26 May 2009 12:03:24 EST Portion Size Thought this was interesting..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>post-portion-explosion-456931/ </link> Tue, 19 May 2009 21:29:44 EST How do you spend Memorial Day? Thought I would post this question to see what other people do in Toledo for the holiday....the "unofficial start of summer"! <BR> <BR> I personally will be on-call that day so I can't leave town. I will probably end up finishing painting my spare bedroom. I will be spending Sunday at my brother's having a cookout!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>652</em> Mon, 18 May 2009 21:28:25 EST How Smart is Your Right Foot? Okay a friend sent me this, give it a try. This is hysterical. I guess there are some things that the brain cannot handle. At <BR> least mine can't! Enjoy. <BR> <BR> <BR> HOW SMART IS YOUR RIGHT FOOT? <BR> <BR> <BR> You have to try this please; it takes 2 seconds. I could <BR> not believe this!!! It is from an orthopedic surgeon..... <BR> ....... This will boggle your mind and will keep you trying <BR> over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, <BR> but, you can't. I... Wed, 13 May 2009 14:43:03 EST Walking Is anyone interested in meeting up and walking at Trilby Park? There is a .37 mile walking path, and it's nice and quiet. <BR> Wed, 13 May 2009 13:52:36 EST ~FYI~ Want to apologize for not being around lately. I am in countdown, my daughter is leaving for the army in a month and I am trying to spend every minute with her before she heads out. I am thinking of you all. Hope your all doing well!!! I will be checking in from time to time. On top of the countdown, I fractured my wrist a week ago so some workouts are limited. <BR> I wanted to say that I am proud of all of you!!! The April fitness minutes ROCKED!!!!! Sounds like everyone is kicking it up a ... Wed, 13 May 2009 06:59:45 EST Newbie From the Area Here I go again for the last time! Here is my Mother's Day present to me! I've got a lot of weight to lose (163) but I'm setting mini goals of 10 lb increments. <BR> <BR> I'm a 38-year-old married mom to 4 daughters (ages 17, 17-step, 3, and 2) living in Swanton, the Toledo area. I work full-time as a medical transcriptionist from my home for a large hospital. <BR> <BR> Eating healthy, water, and lots of exercise is my plan. It's summer. Time to get moving! <BR> <BR> I have to get to wo... Sun, 10 May 2009 22:28:07 EST Just Joined Hello everyone. I have just joined sparks and am not to sure of all that it can do. I have just found out that I am Pre-diabetic so I really have to loose a lot of weight. I am looking forward to have you all as friends and have all your help. Sun, 10 May 2009 14:15:55 EST Anyone want to run a 5K in Toledo? I was just wondering if any folks around Toledo would want to run a 5K? I found a TON of them on the toledo roadrunners website but have chosen the June 20, 2009 Happy Tails 5K at Wildwood. It's about 8 weeks away so plenty of time to train. A 5K is 3.1 miles by the way. I want to start out with a short one:) Thought I'd see if anyone out there wants to join in! <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:18:42 EST Updating Nutrition Goals - QUESTION Sorry for the dumb question guys, but I can't figure this out... <BR> <BR> When I put my weight in, it tells me to consider changing my nutrition goals - so I click "change" but I'm not sure what to change them to? <BR> <BR> It tells me at the top "Based on the information you provided, here are the calorie and nutrient recommendations for your plan. You will be able to record the foods you eat in our nutrition tracker, and it will tell you how you're doing relative to these recommendations... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:10:14 EST Hello! Hello everyone! <BR> My name is Dana and I joined sparkpeople and I think this is phenomenal! <BR> Is there a leader to this Toledo group? Do you guys meet up ever? <BR> Also, I work for this all natural health and nutrition company with the best products out there, so feel free to message me and I can tell you more about then and how they changed my life and the lives of my family and friends!! It's revolutionary! And we have the top 7 most sophisticated and best-in-their field doctors in... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 09:50:03 EST Got a garden? Hey- I am so excited this weekend I'm getting my garden boxes built and then I'm going to seed some of my veggies- <BR> Do you have a garden? Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:47:03 EST Are you drinking water? I found this article and thought it might be helpful. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-how-to-drink-more-water-441417/ </link> Tue, 14 Apr 2009 16:57:28 EST Lifestyles Stimulus Package Ladies!! So... I was just asked to teach a belly dance class at the Franklin Park Lifestyles for Ladies fitness club on Friday nights. I met with Cory there to discuss the class and go through the hiring process and she told me about this incredible deal. I thought I would share it with all of you because I know that in this economy paying for a gym membership may be a little unreasonable right now; but through Sunday they are offering a $49 enrollment fee and monthly membership dues at only $10 a mon... Fri, 10 Apr 2009 18:34:20 EST Ralphie's Nutritional Information Hey All! I am going to Ralphie's for lunch tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find the nutritional info for their food. I have looked on several sites, but isnce it is a local restaurant I have been unable to find anything. Can anyone help? Thu, 9 Apr 2009 11:43:09 EST Easy ways to work fitness into your day By Julie Deardorff <BR> When you can't get to the gym, exercise the way our ancestors did: Move throughout the day. <BR> <BR> At first, this might feel inconvenient and bothersome. But real-world fitness - walking, standing, raising and lifting grocery bags, cutting vegetables or climbing stairs - isn't just cheaper than going to a health club. It's easier to incorporate into your daily life and works the body naturally. <BR> <BR> After all, we're not doing ourselves any favors when we run ... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 15:29:10 EST ***Goal Setting** 1. Make sure the goal you are working for is something you really want, not just something that sounds good. <BR> <BR> 2. A goal can not contradict any of your other goals. <BR> <BR> 3. Develop goals in the 6 areas of life: <BR> Family and Home <BR> Financial and Career <BR> Spiritual and Ethical <BR> Physical and Health <BR> Social and Cultural <BR> Mental and Educational <BR> <BR> 4. Write your goal in the positive instead of the negative. <BR> <BR> 5. Write your goal out... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 13:30:58 EST ~What did you do today?~ Ok the weather is finally breaking. What did you do today fitness wise? <BR> <BR> Heavy cleaning, raking the grass, wash some windows, <BR> clean out some closets, walk outside, walk on a treadmill, weight lifting??? <BR> <BR> COME ON GET YOUR BUTTS UP!!! Time to get moving for the summer figure... <BR> <BR> WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY? WED 4/08??? Wed, 8 Apr 2009 13:20:13 EST Newbie from West Toledo Hello All! I thought that I introduced myself already but it looks like I haven't. I live in West Toledo, between Bowen and Douglas. My name is Jayme and I am 29 years old. I will be turning 30 in September and I want to start my 30s fit and feeling great. I have been using sparkpeople for about a week and I am already starting to feel great! Everyone is so friendly and encouraging! I love it! <em>252</em> Tue, 7 Apr 2009 09:12:08 EST Glad to be a part! Hello all! Thank you so much to those that have already introduced themselves from Team T-Town. I can't believe how encouraging and friendly everybody is on here! I'm still trying to figure out everything and make my way around the site... <BR> Anyway, my name is Ashley and I am from West Toledo. Looking forward to getting to know the team and possibly getting involved with the activities (scheduling may be a problem for me.) <BR> Glad to be a part and thanks for making me feel welcome! Mon, 6 Apr 2009 15:22:24 EST Fox 36 - Fox Fit Club Has anyone seen this? I saw it on channel 36 today, but I believe they said you can join through Facebook. Not sure what all it is as I cannot get on it at this time. Thu, 2 Apr 2009 16:08:58 EST Hi! I'm new... Hi guys! I'm Shannon. I've had my account for over a year, but never really figured out how to work this site. Well, my dept. at work started a "Biggest Loser" contest and I decided I would try to figure it out. I'm down 11lbs, and have a long way to go, but I feel better already. Thu, 2 Apr 2009 15:38:26 EST Truvia is terrific OK- I bought it- I tried it in coffee... <BR> LOVE IT! <BR> It tastes great- and it's natural! <BR> No after taste at all! <BR> So ditch the Splenda and go all-naturale! ;) <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:58:48 EST New from West Toledo Hello! I've been using SparkPeople for a few weeks now. I really enjoy it and found it an asset in my goal for being healthier and losing weight. I quit smoking on Dec. 14. I haven't gained, but haven't lost, either. I just do the normal fluctuating, which gets frustrating when I've been tracking calories and exercising. Anyone who wants to chat, send me a msg! Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:47:02 EST Belly Dancing Anyone aware of belly dancing classes in Toledo area? I am interested. <em>304</em> Thu, 26 Mar 2009 21:03:47 EST ~Are you a Twitter?~ Did you know you can follow Spark People thru Twitter? <BR> <BR> Check it out <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Pretty cool site <BR> Thu, 26 Mar 2009 14:25:43 EST New from North Toledo Just dropping in to say hello. I'm new to the site and looking forward to interacting with the group! Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:15:42 EST Fitness Team I would like to send my congratulation to the top people in the fitness group. I wish i had your determination and willpower to exercise. This is one of my downfalls. Keep up the good work. Thu, 26 Mar 2009 00:44:05 EST Do You Like Cookies? IF so have I got the place for you! <link> </link> <BR> Did you know that only 5% of able bodied adults give blood in Northwest Ohio? <BR> I have a nearly universal blood type- so my blood can help 80% of the people that need it- but what if you have a rare blood type? You could be the answer to a prayer for someone! <BR> It's easy- you make an appt. or walk in- and then they do a short health assessment- and you donate- then you get free cookies and drinks! <BR> ... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 15:00:04 EST ~Your opinion~ Your opinion counts. <BR> <BR> What would make you come to the forum everyday? What would you like to see? What would you like the Team to do? Do you offer support to any members here or just other places? Do you like challenges here or just when Spark offers them? Your ideas count!!! <BR> <BR> As a co-leader, I am curious... <BR> <BR> I Appreciate your help. <BR> <BR> Hugsssssss <BR> Deb Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:21:47 EST Another newbie. Hi! I'm Carrie. I only -just- still fit in the 20-something category, I turned 29 in February. I'm 5'8" and topped out at 290 in '06. I've been bouncing around, but I've been as low as 225 last January. Not gonna be easy, but I'm trying to commit to stopping that 'bounce back' thing I've got goin on. I want to go down, not back up and down and up and down! <BR> Mon, 23 Mar 2009 19:59:45 EST Womens Health Day- Franklin Park Mall Franklin Park Mall and Promedica have an event at the mall today. Different tests and info are availible...but not from me. <em>246</em> <BR> Just thought I would mention it but I don't know a lot about it other than it starts at 10 am and runs until about 1pm...not sure about the 1pm. I am headed over there for my walk. Check it out and if it is lame, you can still walk around the mall...1.25 miles if you go up all the corridors and more if you run up the stairs. Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:04:12 EST I struggle to follow my meal plan because. ....... I don't take the time to make a meal plan. I just go meal to meal. For me this is bad because i am diabetic and should only eat so many carbs at a meal and snack. Do you know how hard it is to have on 35 carbs at a meal. I do try. I will not give up this time. My life depends on it. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:23:35 EST 32 and making a change! I'm Tosha. I'm a 32 year old divorced mother of four. I stand 5'8" and I currently weigh 220. My goal weight is 170. I remember when I thought 170 was fat. Ha! Now I'm glad to consider the possibility of being a fit 170 again. <BR> <BR> I decided in December 2008 that it was time to make a change in my life. I was a smoker and overweight. I wanted to quit smoking but I was afraid that I would balloon to over 250 if I did. I wanted to workout but I knew that I had to quit smoking first. Did s... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 20:30:14 EST I'm new!!! I just started today!! Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Tosha and I absolutely love this site and this group!!! I so need this right now. I so need yall right now! I decided in December that I wanted to make a huge and permanent change in my life. So far so good. I quit smoking on X-mas eve and I've been working out since January. I've been at it consistently, 6 days a week, for 3 weeks now. And I'm on a roll! I am so excited about my new lifestyle however, I'd like a partner to help me be accountable. I'd like to offe... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 20:16:15 EST A Better Toledo Sparks Teams Of the teams i am on this is the team i thought i would get the most benefit from but i don't. We need to inspire each other to do more. With it being a beautiful day i challenge all to post that they did some type of exercise today. Even 10 minutes. Come on Toledo, Wake UP and lets lost some pounds Tue, 17 Mar 2009 11:27:14 EST Chat Room Thought this would be a great place for us all to just chat about our everyday stuff. Getting to know each other is another great type of support! I know i am looking for a workout buddy! Anyone near west toledo that needs someone to workout with to keep them motivated. Let me know!! ALso wanted to tell everyone that i found a new workout place called Body Factory. Its on Lagrange Street. They just opened in October and they offer kickboxing classes. No sign ups or contracts. As far as i know... Wed, 25 Feb 2009 00:35:07 EST