SparkPeople Mobile SparkTeam Team Messageboard Welcome to the Mobile SparkTeam. This team focuses on our members' individual goals and using those to set up our team goals. If we can help one member succeed then we've accomplished alot!!! SparkPeople Mobile SparkTeam Team Messageboard hello everyone Hi I'm new on here and live in Mobile. Don't have many friends looking for some to help me on my journey. Sun, 24 Jan 2016 22:47:56 EST New Year Resolutions anyone?? Kind of late, but did anyone make resolutions that don't have tondo with the scale? Maybe you want to do your first 5k! Or try a half marathon?! Anything like this? <BR> My non-number resolution is to do a 5/10 k this year! I would love to sign up for biggest losers race that is coming in Feburary if I read that right! But, those are my goals! <BR> What's yours? Wed, 8 Jan 2014 00:31:48 EST Helo Mobile! Happy New Year, Mobile. Hoping and working towards a healthier 2014. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:51:34 EST Get moving and get motivated! Hello! Fall is slowing moving into Mobile. Our mornings are slightly cooler now. I'm planning to walk Semmes on Mondays before lunch, Cottage Hill Park Tuesday-Thursday mornings and Cottage Hill sometime on Fridays and Saturdays. If anyone is interested in joining me, let me know! Most days, I will have either 1 or both of my daughters. So, I may have to stop or slow down several times. I try to get some strength exercises in while at the park as well- Squats, lunges, push-ups, crunches, etc.... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 22:17:53 EST Anyone out there/Hiking Trails. I'm part of the Alabama Spark Team & found the Mobile Team page. I thought it would be nice find some local Spark Friends. Where is everyone? It doesn't look like anyone has let a message, created a discussion or anything since January. I don't know about y'all, but I need all the motivation & encouragement I can get. Let's jump in here & help each other reach our goals. After all, we are all in this together. <BR> <BR> I am looking for some good hiking trails. I know Cottage Hill ha... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:21:34 EST Hi My name is Robin and I'm here because it's time to start taking care of me!! Thu, 2 May 2013 15:08:42 EST new to sparkpeople Hi everyone! My name is Ivana (eye-vuh-nay). You can call me Ivy. I've been a chubby one most of my life. I had a brief period in high school where I danced and did the Firm workouts a lot. I was 160 lbs which is a decent weight for my height. I wanna get back to being active and healthy! I don't want to be depressed anymore! I've been battling it for 8 years and put on 100 lbs in the process. I just wanna feel better, ya know? I started my workouts back up today. I walked a little over a mil... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:23:49 EST Hey TINA!! and everyone! LONG time! I are ya? i know it's cold out, but let's really do something. let's set a date for a nice day and walk at the cottage hill park or something..even those of us who have kids..have a play date or something. to get to know each other! so if you want to really get together for something let's get it done! get this group going huh! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 19:51:45 EST New to Alabama and new to Spark!! Hi "y'all" :) <BR> My name is Ashley and I just moved to Alabama hoping to get a fresh start, and what better time to do that than with the start of a new year! I am hoping to find new friends here who are on a similar journey as me! Wishing everyone a happy 2013! <BR> ~Ashley Tue, 1 Jan 2013 00:34:45 EST My Wife And I Would Like To Say Hi Hi guys. My wife and I are here in Mobile and looking for some good Christian friends who also share the same goals of losing weight. Hope to hear from you soon. Fri, 7 Dec 2012 19:30:31 EST Way out of my comfort zone. ....and it was awesome! I completed a sprint triathlon today. 300yd swim/10 miles on a mountain bike/2 mile run. Woohoo it was so much fun. Great people and a huge confidence booster. Sun, 9 Sep 2012 10:04:08 EST Way out of my comfort zone Woohoo! I completed a sprint triathlon in Gulf Shores today. 300yd swim/10 miles on a mountain bike/2 mile run. It was so much fun. Great people and a huge confidence booster. Sat, 8 Sep 2012 23:49:30 EST New Member Hi all, <BR> <BR> Just want to introduce myslef and say I am new to the SparkPeople site. I look forward to any get togethers that may be planned. Wed, 8 Aug 2012 12:51:13 EST Wake up team! Hey! <BR> What's everyone up to? <BR> Thu, 2 Aug 2012 21:49:53 EST Gulf Coast Tr-it-on<BR>ex.html <BR> <BR> Want to talk about motivation. My buddy just signed me up for this. He was glad that I chose to change my life and wanted keep me going. I was intimidated at first, but now I am highly motivated to step up my activity. <BR> I recommend signing up for something like this to get you off the couch. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:39:41 EST What up team? Hi Team, <BR> My name is Bryan. I am a Scuba instructor and I used to be awesome. I never was skinny but I used to be much healthier. The last 15 years or so diving and going outside turned into work so I turned to hiding on the couch and eating Cheetos at 2 am while playing Xbox. <BR> I felt ashamed because how can I be a mentor and role model for something like scuba diving when I weighed 300 lbs. <BR> Now that I'm a dad to wild little savage that has more energy than a redbull delivery... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:17:32 EST Hi everyone!!! I'm new to Sparkpeople and I am just learning the ropes! I've recently starting living a healthy lifestyle beginning in April, and enjoying all the benefits from it! I'm looking to make new friends on here! Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:33:32 EST New Spark Team Sooooo here are my current thoughts. I do much better in a group setting. I exercise more, I eat right, and my life seems to become a little more focused when I have a small group of people cheering me on. Now the Mobile Spark Team is at an awesome number of over 3,000 people but I only see a handful posting. It's frustrating knowing there are that many people going through the same struggles I am and yet there is hardly ever any communication. There are hardly any meet-ups, weight ins, suppo... Thu, 17 May 2012 15:15:52 EST Newbie Well my sister sent me a link to join this site..I have been looking around and I am still learning how to use the site. Right now it seems a bit overwhelming, but I am sure it's one of those things...the more you get on it, the more you will figure out. <BR> I have been on every diet possible from Atkins, Grapefruit diet, Biggest Loser and even diet pills, and they do start to work at first, but it's the staying on the diet that is hard for me. I don't know if I get bored with them or if I... Thu, 17 May 2012 10:31:44 EST Getting started is easy; maintaining is hard! Hello all! My name is Cassandra Young. I am a thirty one year old college student. My goal is to graduate from nursing school in a couple of years. I also have a wonderful daughter with whom I parent alone. I learned about sparkpeople while reading my nook tablet. I thought, now there's a program I think I can stick to, so I'm embarking on this journey, but thankfully not alone. I have already read many encouraging and uplifting messages, so I feel like I'm off to a good start! I am very acti... Wed, 16 May 2012 02:59:30 EST Wow Its been 2 months since my last post!!! UGH!!! I am down a few pounds but it would be more if I was consistent with the Spark. Anywho trying to look into Zumba classes at Dreamland Skate center... I have the Zumba discs but feel like a fool doing it by myself while my hubby sits on the couch. So I'm going to try the classes again. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:06:15 EST Hello Everyone! My name is Pam Jaye and I am so excited about Sparkpeople!!!! I can't wait to start interacting with everyone, meet new people with the same goals as myself, and to get healthier!!! Hope to hear from you! Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:36:33 EST Anyone here Anymore? Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:00:25 EST Hi I have been with spark for a few months. I have "restarted" several times. I am having a hard time sticking with the plan. I have decided I am going to re-start ONE more time and really stick with it. I am hoping by joining this group I will hold myself more accountable. SO, I am going to weigh in and take my measurements tomorrow and try my best to lose this weight. <em>213</em> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 19:33:03 EST Hi there Hi Im Sue and live in Mobile, I have a ways to go, and hope this will help me Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:42:46 EST Hey Everybody! I'm new to SparkPeople and not sure how all this works. I just know that I need a little bit of encouragement to get back on my healthy weight game. I've kinda lost it and I'm hoping you guys can help me. So look forward to talking with you guys! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 21:04:23 EST hello from gulf shores! Hey guys my name is samantha, I'm 22, and I'm new to sp. I'm so sick of trying to lose weight and failing. I'm to young for this crap and I want to feel beautiful inside and out! I think I would do so much better if I had friend that was on the same mission as me. :) I live in gulf shores al and my plan is to start running. Who wants to join me? :D Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:17:23 EST Gym Does anyone go to Omni Fitness on Airport? My husband and I just signed up for it today, and I wanted to know what other people were doing. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:20:29 EST Hi There Hi, I live in Baldwin County and am interested in connecting with others who are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. While I've lost lots of weight and I'd like to lose around more 20 pounds; the focus on being healthy is most important to me. Tomorrow, I will begin logging food and exercise daily. I look forward to interacting with and learning from you. Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:38:23 EST SparkTeam Walk/Run I am wondering who all would be interested in getting together once a month to do a SparkTeam walk/run? I know a couple of people had said they would. <BR> <BR> I was thinking about Saturday, Feb 4th, getting together at either Cottage Hill Park (Medal of Honor) in Mobile or MGM in Semmes around 8:00 a.m. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you are interested & which location works best for you. The majority wins. LOL! <BR> <BR> If there's a nice walking track or trail close to where you live, ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:54:25 EST Here's the deal I am kinda tired of my gym. I am now going to start working on my PT certification. I would love to get a group of people together and just start working out. It will be fun and hard work. If you are interested please let me know. We can meet at a park somewhere or find some common ground. Please email me here at spark and let me know. We are all on this journey for the same reason. Hope to get together soon and meet some fellow mobile citizens! Wed, 18 Jan 2012 01:05:23 EST How to calculate a home made recipe Help. How do you calculate calories & all in a home made recipe? <BR> <BR> 1.5 Romona Tomatoes <BR> 1 lb ground turkey <BR> 1/2 chopped Onion <BR> 1 stalk celery <BR> hand full of fresh spinach <BR> 1 small can of of tomato paste <BR> salt <BR> pepper <BR> garlic powder <BR> basil <BR> 1 TBS sugar <BR> Italian seasoning Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:07:25 EST Time for a change Hi. My name is Anna. I really need to get myself back. It's bad when the topic at Christmas with your family is your weight. I know how fat I am. I didn't need them to remind me. But then again maybe I did. <BR> <BR> I live out in the Semmes area & would love to find a walking buddy. Even if it's just a couple of Saturdays a month. Looking to loose about 60 lbs. Any suggestions & support is greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Jan 2012 21:21:57 EST Introducting myself Hi, I'm Sheree in Mobile. I'm 38 years old, married, and have a son that just turned 6 on Christmas. I'm tired of being fat! I want to set a better example for my son, but more importantly I want to be around to watch him grow and see how he turns out! I've always had asthma, but it's become more of a problem since I've gained weight the past couple of years. I'm also developing high blood pressure and cholesterol. I'm only 38, but most days lately I feel more like I'm 83!!! I've got a lot of... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 11:14:28 EST Hey Ya'll!!!! So obviously I've been off for a while... Finals, the my kids birthdays (yes plural!!!!), followed closely by the family trip to OHIO for Thanksgiving where we were lucky enough to see the first snow fall, and then of course Christmas! How was everyone's Holidays?? I hop everyone is doing well. Please don't hate me for being an inactive admin... I will be back in full swing posting everyday with something new. I also have some ideas that hopefully me and the new co leader Sarah can hash out a... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 14:48:53 EST Hello from West Mobile :) Hello I am Amberlee and I am residing in West Mobile. I am currently pregnant, and expecting my first child in February! I joined sparkpeople instead of the one geared toward pregnant mothers, due to wanting to establish a good basis here for when I am trying to shed the baby weight! Wed, 9 Nov 2011 16:25:54 EST SHUFFLIN' HEY, MOBILE!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am a walker/runner/walker with some friends in the Mobile Area. We have a team called The Turtles. <BR> It is our mission to finish races should we choose to enter them. JUST FINISH! <BR> It is our STREEEEEEETCH GOAL to not be the very last one to finish. <BR> We walk/walk/walk/skip/jog/walk/walk to finish these fun events. <BR> WE ARE TURTLES FOR A REASON. <BR> Slow and steady wins the race, Team! <BR> We call what we do SHUFFLIN'. "Every day I'm SHUFFLIN'" li... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 08:48:47 EST Hello I am new :) My name is Kristy, I just joined sparkpeople a couple days ago. I have been checking it out everyday, getting used to everything. I need to lose about 25 pounds to be back to my pre- kiddo weight because I am very self conscious right now and I HATE it. This board doesn't really seem like it has had much activity lately but i thought i would introduce myself anyway, I really would like to find someone to walk/run with. I know that running is going to get me to my goals the fastest, but i have... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:44:44 EST Here goes nothing.. Erika. 22. Student at the University of South Alabama. Born and raised here. I've been overweight for 7 years and in order to be considered at a healthy weight range, I need to lose 70 pounds. <BR> <BR> I'm a busy girl as a full time student, member of 4 honor societies, one of which I'm the president. I'm also in the marching band at USA and I work two jobs. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of goals in life, but I know I'll never feel like I fulfilled anything until I lose this weight. I've ... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 19:10:29 EST scared to death Yesterday was the worst day I have ever had in my life. There was this split when we were spinning around in the car that I thought we were going to die. Needless to say I did not stick to my weight loss plan when I was able to walk away from my car in one piece with my family. I just don't understand why the stupid people who feel the need to drive above the speed limit in the pouring rain, HELLO stupid its not safe, trust me. I have said it for years, I hate the drivers down here. <BR> I h... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 20:17:59 EST Anyone have 100 lbs or more to lose? Just wondered if anyone in Mobile has 100 pounds or more to lose? I could use some support! Have definately fallen off the wagon! Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:54:26 EST Weight loss Support Group Next week we are starting a weight loss support group in Tillman's Corner. Email me at if you are interested in participating. We do not have a day selected yet, so you will be part of that decision. <BR> <BR> Charlene <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 19:17:15 EST Starting over I have been part of this group before, then I stopped. And now I am back, I have had a lot of health issues come up, and I need to changed so I can be there for the ones that mean the world to me, my kids. So I started all over from the beginning. New name, new goals, new program, and a new thinking. BTW its April. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:38:35 EST New Hello, my name is Danielle! My family and I have lived in West Mobile for 4 years and have only one year left here. I have a 3 year old little boy and I am a stay at home mom. I have been fighting the weight issue for way to long at least the last 25 years. I am so ready to have this weight off but I seem to always run right into a wall every single time I try. I would really like to lose 110 lbs, right now my mini goal is 40 lbs hopefully by August 18 (my next doctors appointment). I h... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:07:34 EST Moving Back to Mobile I've been living with my fiance in Orange Beach and commuting to Mobile every day since January. Obviously not a great setup for weight loss, or having a life in general. But he just started a new job at South, so we'll be moving back to West Mobile soon. I'm so excited! I'll miss the beach being 10 minutes away, but I won't miss work being an hour and a half away! Sat, 11 Jun 2011 22:04:28 EST This Sucks!!! I am back up to my original pre SparkPeople weight. I have slacked off majorly and really need to revamp my workout schedule and take come serious diet measures. UGH!!!!! Tue, 7 Jun 2011 21:58:28 EST Hi Everyone! I just wanted to say Hello and introduce myself. I've been in Mobile for about 4 years and have a two year old. I have struggled getting the weight off for two years. I lost about 40 pounds last summer, but have gained most of it back. More than anything I need support!!!! I am looking forward to meeting everyone and getting motivated and back on track. <BR> Mon, 6 Jun 2011 11:13:09 EST My first day here Hello fellow Mobilians, <BR> A friend told me about SparkPeople and I just joined today. My husband and I live in Tillman's Corner with our 2 dogs, Java and Lefty. I grew up in Mobile. I have about 150 pounds to lose in all, but my first big goal is 70 pounds by March 2012. My mini goals are 10 pounds per month. I am using Weight Watchers online and just finished my first week with a 3 pound loss. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you. <BR> Sun, 29 May 2011 23:45:35 EST Gained half back - gotta lose it plus more! Ok - so I lost about 100lbs using WW. That was 2 years ago. I have gained half back (maybe more) I can't afford the WW any more, so I am hoping this group will help. I am a full time wife/mother/student. I have gained the weight back in the 2 years I have been out of a job and in college... SO I really have to get back on the wagon so to speak. I am (soon to be) 42 years old and I would really like to be healthy and thinner for my college graduation and my daughters high school graduation. No... Mon, 23 May 2011 09:53:06 EST Zumbathon There is an upcoming Zumbathon. I just saw a flyer for it today but I was driving and wasn't able to read it... I'm going to ride up to the store later and actually get the information about it for any interested in going!!! Thu, 12 May 2011 14:16:57 EST WE NOW HAVE A FACEBOOK GROUP!!!!! The Mobile SparkTeam now has a Facebook Group... Check us out and join. I have already added those people that I have on my friend list. Let's keep growing and adding to our little group of regulars... Sooner or Later we'll be doing REALLY GOOD!!!! Invite your friend and family to join us too. SPREAD THE SPARK PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Thu, 12 May 2011 14:01:52 EST Now I'm getting serious! Hi everyone! <BR> I moved to Mobile in July to take a faculty position at USA, then I found out I was pregnant! So, a new town, a new job, and now I have a beautiful new baby! Cecilia was born premature but is doing fabulous and is now 14 weeks old. Now that we are getting settled into our routine I am getting serious about losing this baby weight and then some. My goal is 40 lbs in 9 months. I'm hoping Spark will help me hold myself accountable and on track. I'm going to try planning all my ... Tue, 10 May 2011 22:21:32 EST May 2011 Challenge Anyone heard of the Law of Attraction? I recently read an article where a woman lost 175 pounds using the Law of Attraction. "In the simplest terms, it says that our thoughts emit magentic vibrations, and that these magnetic vibrations have the power to attract anything in the universe with similar vibrations." -Women's World 12/2008 issue. I was reading it and what I got from the article is that positive thoughts help a great deal with weight loss. How true is it that right after a new hair ... Tue, 3 May 2011 17:48:23 EST Just thinking I know that when I am not signed on I do bad. So I was thinking I can't be the only one with this problem. So I was thinking when we don't see someone one for say like a day or two we shoot them a message to help them get back on track. Lord knows I need every now and them. To let everyone know that we have signed on for the day is we can post a new update message and that way we can see it on our feeds. Ideas? Sun, 1 May 2011 11:35:50 EST WHO HAS FACEBOOK!!!! I am starting a Mobile SparkTeam facebook group!!!! More people get on facebook than this forum so I figure if I can't bring the people here I'll go to where the people are. I will still be in the forum here. But if you are interested let's get together on Facebook!!! Sun, 1 May 2011 00:01:24 EST I know where MOH Park is now!!! Today I met Sara80 up at the park with her two precious girls, we had a great time with the kids and chit-chatting about different fitness classes we take. I did want to let everyone know I'm in talks right now with the library to see about having a once-a-month meeting up there in the conference room. I need to go fill out the application for it. But I did choose the library that seems to be in the middle of everything so it wouldn't be too bad of a drive for everyone. I would volunteer my h... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:17:12 EST Why must they.... Why does it seem like everytime I have a headache my kids want to be that much louder?? UGH!!!!!!!!!!! Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:22:34 EST Going Green Ok since this great weather has decided to join us I have started drying my clothes outside. With all the bending and reaching up and then taking down and folding. How would you classify that for exercise? Doing the work might as well get the benefits from it right. <BR> <BR> I have a ton of good cheap green ideas if anyone wants them. And best part is no chemical smell. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 17:16:00 EST April 2011 Challenge I think this is directed more at me but ya'll may have the same problem. FIND A SPARK BUDDY!!!! Find someone anyone on the forum that shares the same gym as you... walks in the same park as you... and team up with them. People tend to lose more weight when they have someone to answer to. Accountability!!!! I would love to get together once a week or every two weeks or even once a month to "Weigh In", talk about our struggles, share our successes, and trade secrets and recipes. If anyone else ... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 13:31:02 EST Been Slacking again... :( Okay so I've been off here for like a month and a half AND I have done the same with my work outs.... Is anyone on here interested in exchanging phone numbers or having a weekly/biweekly/monthly meeting where we get together and weigh in kinda like Weight Watchers? I need some accountability and I have none... In a family full of skinny people no one believes I can do it... And I know I can't do it ALONE... Anyone interested??? Mon, 4 Apr 2011 13:24:16 EST Old Mobile 8K 4/9/11 Is anyone going to do the Old Mobile 8K. It's in the Oakleigh district. I did it last year. It's a beautiful route. <BR> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:26:45 EST NEWBIE Just joined today and wanted to say hi. I have started eating healthy and joined gym. I started 3 weeks ago and have lost 11 lbs. so far. <em>244</em> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:53:18 EST where has everyone gone? uhm? Tue, 8 Mar 2011 20:09:38 EST hey there where is everyone? Sat, 5 Mar 2011 00:04:42 EST question does anyone here know anything about omni? Tue, 1 Mar 2011 23:01:32 EST Need help Not for myself. But for my very dearest friend. She is going through something(s) right now and I'd rather not say what. However, pls if you pray, to whomever...pls pray for her. God knows who she is and what she is wanting (everything happens in His time I know). Pls, she is a member here and I'd rather not say who she is either. Pls just pray for her. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:11:21 EST Hey there! Just moved to mobile. Love it here. Excited about Mardi Gras! This is my first mardi gras!!!! whoo hoo!!! <BR> My goal is to get healthy! I love spin, and body pump and i love taking my girls to the park. I'd love to meet more people here in the area! Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:31:49 EST I fell hard Hey everyone. It's been a while. I need help. I fell off and I hit hard. I finished a whole thing of Eddy's chocolate brownie ice cream off in two days not including a giant chocolate bar. I don't know what happened I just stopped one day. I haven't weighed in in two weeks, I know I haven't been eating right. I need help. <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I think I am going to start over from square one. Get back on start slowly again and work my way up. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:51:10 EST General Team Chat Hi All, <BR> Guess I've been doing the Houdini myself (disappearing from time to time). Am still dealing with a lot of family issues right now and there's no end in sight. I let all of it take me over and went on an eating binge this past weekend. Oh brother. <BR> I am back at this week though. Eating much better and got in a 4 mile walk yesterday. I've also pledged to myself to try and jog everywhere I have to go on my property. (mailbox, clothesline, etc.) <BR> My son & his frie... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:18:06 EST just had too I just had to tell everyone that I am going to my first Mardi Gras ball. talk about motivation. Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:53:35 EST Hey! :) Hey...I'm Ashley. I live in Fairhope with my husband and 2 dachshunds. Looking forward to getting to know you all better <em>334</em> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 04:42:59 EST If you dont see me hey everyone, just dropping in today to let you that I am doing good. My classes have started up again so besides my tracking food and exercise I probably wont be on here much. I will try to poke my head in when i can. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:19:14 EST FREE ZUMBA!!! I have 5 free Zumba passes for a one time visit at the YMCA. They expire on January 31, 2011 so get them while you can. Let me know if you are interested and I can try to meet you for a class with the pass. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:28:49 EST February 2011 Challenge LOVE YOUR BEDROOM!!!! <BR> <BR> I read a Sparkarticle that said only 42% of people get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Sleep is very important to your weightloss and fitness goals. Without proper sleep you will be in what I call "ZombieMode". Going through the motions of the day just to get back in bed. I want all of us (myself included) to LOVE OUR BEDROOM!!! <BR> <BR> Take the time this month to do the following: <BR> <BR> 1. Strip and Flip your mattress. <BR> 2. Wash your s... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:24:58 EST I have FAILED!!!!! Okay... so this past week has been HORRIBLE. My hubby has pretty much been working from home which has made me SUPER LAZY... No I'm not blaming him but I haven't been to the gym in a week, haven't been watching my eating, and I haven't been on sparkpeople. I feel like such a bump on the log. When I was exercising everyday I felt great, energized, accomplised, and better about myself. I have got to get back on track. UGH!!!! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:22:11 EST ATR on March 26, 2011 Ok I have sent in my registration for the ATR on 3/26/11. Who is going to join me? It's $14 for the 2k, which is what I am doing. I did this last year and had a blast. This year I am doing it without my family cause I want them at the finish line waiting for me. The money raised does go to a good cause, so I hope to see you there. If we get enough people maybe we can all meet and go as a team. I think that would be a blast. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 13:37:40 EST Breakfast Issues I have never been one to eat breakfast... I have ALWAYS skipped it. Well I find that when I eat breakfast I feel like skipping dinner. Does this happen to anyone else? I have to force myself to eat dinner. Sat, 22 Jan 2011 10:28:13 EST Beware I don't know if the rest of you have received your water bill yet but when you take a close look at it. MAWSS has bumped the rates up by 3% which is about $20 (at least for my family) all because they mismanaged their money. That's not our fault, why are we the ones being punished. I was sooo mad when I got my bill in today. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:46:42 EST HI EVERYONE HI MY NAME IS LATONYA. I'M A MOTHER OF TWO. I HAVE A 14 YO DAUGHTER AND 9 YO SON. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES ABOUT TWO YEARS WHO. I DON'T REALLY EAT A LOT I JUST CRAVE SWEETS AND SODAS. I ACCEPT ANY AND ALL SUGGESTIONS TO HELP ME ALONG ON MY WEIGHTLOSS JOURNEY. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:39:44 EST Okay... soooooo Friday is my "Weigh Day"... does anyone else get nervous around their "Weigh Day"? I know I've done better on my eating and drinking water and I'm doing GREAT on my exercise but I often wonder is it enough? Anyone else feel like this? Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:49:35 EST Hi everyone! Hello! I am fairly new to SparkPeople - joined about 2 weeks ago! I have two boys (16 and 12) and have been married for 17 years. I would like to lose 50 lbs. this year and am enjoying all the positive info and people on SP! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:42:39 EST What the heck? Are there any Mobile Sparkers? The forum has been dead for a while. I think we need to get off the couches and do something as a team. Whether we break off in community teams or have one big team. Mobile Sparkers need to bring Mobile, AL to everyone's attention and let them know that we are not doing this alone. Seriously the weakest fall without someone there to help them along... don't believe me? Look at nature. Which antelope does the lion go after? The stranglers, the loners, and I'm tir... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:03:11 EST Looking for SparkBuddy in Fowl River area... I'm 24 and have been living in Mobile for 2 years now... I left my hometown of Tallahassee and I'm in desperate need of friends to help me through my weightloss journey. I don't know anyone in my age group around here and it really sucks when the only person you can talk to is your kids and hubby. Anyone else need someone to hang out with? Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:42:42 EST Hi everyone I am 25, and for the past year my metabolism seems to have dropped off quite a bit. I used to be able to eat anything I wanted with little or no exercise, but now the weight just keeps piling on. I am hoping to find some sort of balance in eating better and exercising, so I can start losing weight. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 17:43:50 EST October Challenge I know I am a little late on starting this. <BR> <BR> For the month of October our goal is to find other ways to tame the sweet tooth that hits us all. Mon, 11 Oct 2010 09:21:41 EST Port City Pacers Hey everyone. I did this last year and had a blast. Don't worry if you can't run it yet cause I didn't. I did the 2k last year. So I was thinking as a group we get together and do the 2k. What better way to get in exercise then doing it for a good cause. So I know its months away but its never tooo early to start training. And if we get enough people maybe we can do a tee shirt. So whose in? I know I will be there family and all. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> ... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 11:48:06 EST Recipes If you are like me I get stuck with coming up with yummy and healthy things for my family to eat. So I thought that we could all learn from each other. This is like those penny jars. Leave a recipe take a recipe <em>181</em> Thu, 9 Sep 2010 14:40:40 EST Sorry... ........ Sorry I haven't been a good leader lately, I have been really sick. But remember I am always here if you need me. Wed, 8 Sep 2010 20:33:07 EST Hi Ya'll I just wanted to say hello, I'm so glad I found ya'll and I'm looking forward to this life change and what is ahead of's great knowing I don't have to do this alone.. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 21:03:40 EST September Challenge Let's kick this off right. For the month of September the new challenge is going to be to lose 6lbs. I set the number low cause we all have those set backs. So lets get up, get active, and make the goal. It's only 6lbs you can do it. <em>319</em> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:46:14 EST Weight In SW: 240.5 <BR> LW: 234.1 <BR> CW: 233.1 <BR> GW: 160 <BR> <BR> Best this I have been doing this for a month and already lost a total of 10.5 inches off my whole body its a great feeling. Sun, 29 Aug 2010 11:46:51 EST Hi fellow-SparkPeople I'm really excited about getting started and meeting new friends. I need lots of encouragement and any helpful hints to enable me to meet my goals. So glad to be a part of this wonderful group of folks. Sat, 28 Aug 2010 18:42:46 EST Omni Fitness Hi, I am new to Spark and would love to meet a few new people for support and maybe even a work out buddy. I have 50 pounds to lose and I'd like to do it in 6 months. Do any of you work out at Omni? Thu, 26 Aug 2010 23:17:59 EST A Day at the Park? With the cooler weather coming does anyone what to join me for a fun day at the park. Medal of Honor Park would be a great location. There are public tennis courts, a playground for the kids and a great walking trail plus a huge field. I say we get together even bring the kids and go one weekend. And there is a place where we could even sit and eat and have lunch. I say lets do it. Let's not waste the great weather that we have all year long. Who wants to do it? Wed, 25 Aug 2010 13:52:48 EST Hello Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this particular group/site, but I feel like I've tried this a thousand times. I am committed to make this one the time I actually lose weight. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:32:08 EST Hello Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this particular group/site, but I feel like I've tried this a thousand times. I am committed to make this one the time I actually lose weight. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:31:34 EST Just Married and Frustrated! Imoved to mobile a little over a year and a half ago to live with my then fiance. Once we got engaged, i was able to keep my weight at about the same amount to still fit into my wedding dress! :) However, now the wedding and honeymoon is over, I feel like I am putting on the pounds! I have gained about 10 but would like to lose 30 to get to my goal weight of 125. I feel so sluggish and tired all the time. I used to get up at 430 am and work out and go to work then go to school but now that... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:15:57 EST What about a walking group? I was wondering if anyone would start a walking club. Going to Langon Park and walking the track once a month for now. Anyone want too? Wed, 4 Aug 2010 16:43:19 EST Hello.......... Hey, my name is April and this is my second day on sparkpeople. I have to say that so far I am enjoying this better then when I was doing WW. Anyways I have 3 wonderful kids my oldest is 9 and going to E.R Dickson and my little ones are 4. I have twins one of each how lucky am I. After I had the twins it was harder for me to get back to the smaller me. I need to get this off cause I want to be around for my kids as long as I can. And I am a photographer, love what I do. I just want to get hea... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 18:57:28 EST We need participation! We need more team participation. We live in a great area and need to know more about those that are around us. I log in and Huddle everyday on this team trying to get it going but I seem to be the only one that does. <BR> <BR> Come on Mobile we have been through a lot of things here and we need to get in touch with each other to help support each other in our journey. Tue, 20 Jul 2010 17:46:12 EST New to Mobile Just moved to Mobile about 4 months ago so haven't had alot of a chance to meet a whole lot of people yet...if I knew I could meet people from Mobile on sparkspeople, I would have began using it regularly along time ago! If anyone wants a weightloss buddy, I am 24 and looking for new people! Wed, 23 Jun 2010 16:34:18 EST Hi, I'm Amanda and I'm a foodaholic. I started my weight loss journey about 5 yrs ago. I haven't always been heavy, but senior yr of highschool I seemed to gain weight out of no where and I gained it fast. I have tried several diets but there was only one that was easy enough for me to follow and that I actually stuck to. Its the diet that Oprah reccomends. I don't usually listen to Oprah, I am not her biggest fan, but when it came to this diet, it seemed like something easy enough for me to do. I lost 35 lbs on it to begin with... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 16:29:40 EST Just started today!! Hi everyone! I have been owanting to do this for so long. I am taking the step. I know I will need all the support I can get!!! Sat, 22 May 2010 22:46:07 EST Weight watches meetings on Hillcrest. After my husband unceremoniously sabotaged me last night I told him I was joining weight watchers if he didn't stop so he gave me the go ahead. I am going to take a free meeting on Sat at 10 and I was wondering if anyone here attends meetings at that location. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:37:01 EST Hello! Hi Everyone! I just joined sparkpeople today! I want to reach a weight loss goal before my wedding and I'm excited about using sparkpeople to help me achieve my goal! Can't wait to meet everyone and hear your success stories and advice that's helped you along the way! Sun, 18 Apr 2010 21:35:55 EST Good to Be Here Hi! My name is Megan and I am a 26 year old banker in the Mobile, AL area. I have been a member of SparkPeople for 2 weeks now and I am amazed at how much it keeps me motivated. My husband and I both have gotten more active and are enjoying the opportunity to spend time together outside. I kind of feel like a kid again when we go biking and hiking. So I found the website to try to shed some punds I've gained since quitting smoking last year, but I am starting to really envision the lifes... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 13:23:41 EST Spark of Life Hello fellow Sparkers! I'm a newbie to the group, and to SP, so feel free to visit my spark page or shoot me a message! Sat, 3 Apr 2010 01:55:10 EST planet fitness gym buddy does anyone have a planet fitness membership? i need a buddy to workout with and help keep me motivated <em>220</em> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:36:35 EST Hello Everyone I am Lennelle and I joined Spark people last week. I am just now getting around to figuring things out. I will try and log on to keep track of my goals daily. looking for friends if anyone's interested. I need to share this journey with someone. Have a blessed day! Sat, 20 Mar 2010 18:21:16 EST what do you think? my hubby and i are thinking of starting a free christian weight loss support group in this something that you'd be interesting in going to? we're trying to see how many people would be interested. happy sparking! Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:27:19 EST NEW w/15-20lbs left to lose hello my name is ASHley i'm 26/f. i enjoy riding my bike and going for walks with people. sometimes i go with my son up to cottage hill park. to bad someone doesn't do a mommy and me bootcamp up at cottage hill park. my schedule is usually pretty full and if i meet up with anyone it will have to be with my 5 yr old son. that's why i say mommy and me bootcamp. i wish. Sun, 7 Mar 2010 22:44:44 EST Hello Hello everyone! I look forward to getting to know you. I hope to look good in my bathing suit by July! I welcome any suggestions you might have and ideas of things that have worked for you.....maybe they will work for me too! Tue, 2 Mar 2010 20:13:32 EST newbie just saying hi to everyone n good luck!!! Tue, 2 Mar 2010 18:44:31 EST New Sparker Just introducing myself. I am in my early 30's and seem to have lost that 'youthful' ability to eat whatever I want. I have decided to try and live a more healthy lifestyle and hope SparkPeople and keeping track of what I eat will help. Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:08:40 EST New here Stepped on the scale today for the first time in 2 months and have got to do something about this. I got married November 28, 2009 and between that and Christmas, and honeymoon, I have gained about 15 lbs. Wanting to stop this now before it gets outta hand. Any encouragement is greatly appreciated! Sun, 10 Jan 2010 19:49:40 EST The Zone Has anyone ever tried the Alli or Zone Diet? I have one of the books full of recepies and the look pretty good. I am not a dieter! I need healthier options for more reasons than just weight loss! Wed, 6 Jan 2010 14:24:36 EST Looking for friends My wife and I are in the mobile area. Actualy we are in the 36608 zip code. We are both not working (long stories) and have a lot of time. It would be nice to have some friends who like to play games and enjoy talking. <BR> <BR> If you could use a friend let us know!!! Maybe we could get together and learn about each other. Sun, 29 Nov 2009 20:05:24 EST How I became a Transformation Coach At 49 years old I became a fitness trainer and transformation life coach as a result of my own issues with weight. It started the day I accepted the fact I was 60 pounds overweight. I was also borderline diabetic with high cholesterol and couldn't cross the room without stopping to rest. My life and my body was a clutter. As I began my journey I realized I have a passion to empower and help other women. I want others to experience the break out freedom I had experienced by making this one dec... Sun, 22 Nov 2009 15:33:56 EST Newbie on board Hello Everyone. I am Nadia and I am just joining the site. I am here to get encouragement and meet new friends. I hava a mission to loose 80-100 lbs. I can loose weight really easily when I set my mind to it, I have done it so much for at least 7 years, but after about 5-6 months I let go all of my eating & work out habits and gain the weight back. This last time I did this I weighed 230 lbs. I got down to 185 in just 4 months. Well that was 4 years ago. About December last year, I quit. Rig... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 02:10:34 EST Another "Where is everyone ?" Everyone must be busy. I would really like to connect with some locals on this team, but haven't gotten any response but one from Southerngirl. Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:43:45 EST New to Spark and New to Alabama Hi everyone! my name is Kerrie, I am 23 and I've been fighting with my weight for MANY years. Since October 2007, I've lost 130 lbs, putting me at 195. I then gained back 15 lbs, and I am now at 210. I just joined a gym, and I just started getting REALLY active. I guess my story is pretty similar to most people's story on here. I really want to be healthy, and I have the will power, I just... Don't know what the heck I am doing! <em>30</em> Tue, 27 Oct 2009 11:45:10 EST Not New But . . . I've been on Spark for a couple of years, lost 65 pounds,lived in Mobile, now in Baldwin Co., go to Daphne Y. Have lots of computer problems so . . . <BR> BUT it's good to see this team. GO MOBILE!!!! Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:45:29 EST Weekly Weigh In I lost 1 lb this week, but that's ok because I lost 3 last week and my goal is to lose 2 lbs/wk, so it all averages out. So far that makes 6 lbs in 3 wks with SP. Yeah!! Thanks to everyone for all your support and encouragement. Angela Sun, 18 Oct 2009 13:35:21 EST colemanfirst I'm 47 and being mother and supported wife for 26 yrs and now I would like to take time for me I have gained 85lbs in these yrs. and would like to think about my weight and apperance, I'm not attracted to my husband anymore and looking forward to my new life without him, I also have high blood pressure and depression and feel with the weight lose my health can get better and a brand new me physical and emotional Mon, 12 Oct 2009 13:54:46 EST Hi Everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself. I am so excited to be back on Spark People. I stopped for awhile when I was pregnant. Now that my son is four months I am ready to get going again. I so want to be healthy for him and for me! I think this is a great place for support and encouragement. Good luck to us all! Mon, 12 Oct 2009 13:20:11 EST 32 and this is the start of my new healthy life!!! Hello all!! My name is Anitria affectionately known as NeNe! I joined Planet Fitness 2 days ago!! I am so excited!!!!!!! my goal is to lose at least 55 pounds by June 24, 2010!!!!!!! Destin, Florida here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Feel free to contact me; I simply adore good advice in terms of my health. <BR> Fri, 9 Oct 2009 11:38:54 EST Looking for a Spark Buddy to go to the Chandler Y I live in Irvington, but work at the USA Campus. I go to the YMCA on Montlimar after work and would love to have a Spark Buddy to go with. Does anyone else belong to the Y that could go after 5pm Tue-Fri? I am off Sat-Mon and can go anytime on those days. <BR> <BR> Angela Mon, 28 Sep 2009 05:32:59 EST Where is everyone? Ok, I've been absent from Sparkpeople for a couple of months, but I'm back. Where are all the Mobile Sparkers? I'm getting married in approximately 79 days and I need to drop some major weight before that happens. Let's start a challenge to get there. Thu, 24 Sep 2009 15:08:50 EST Want to be fifty and fine! Hi, I looked in the mirror and wondered where.......... did the pounds come from? I thought that I was fairly active because I have a pretty full life. I work full time. I have a 13 year old that I'm raising alone. And I started a home based Bridal business. But, I still have a void due to my weight. I think that it was just one more item that I didn't want to tackle alone. And one more item I don't want to add to my fail list. I'm now ready to commit and let's see what happens. Anitra Daffi... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 12:44:23 EST New to Board I'm new to this board, and new to SparkPeople. Is there an area that I can see the way to begin? What are the points? Is this the same idea as Weight Watchers? Thanks!! Tue, 1 Sep 2009 22:44:47 EST Who Is still Here? I keep checking and it doesn't seem like there is anyone here anymore; just wondering if anyone else is still here! Wed, 29 Jul 2009 08:46:03 EST Time to be a better me Wow, i'm excited about being a part of SPARK PEOPLE!!!! Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:34:02 EST new to spark people hi! I'm Amanda. I actually live in Foley, not Mobile, but I was searching for the team that's geographically closest. My goal is a 100 pounds. 2 1/2 years ago i was 65 pounds smaller than i am now and even that was better than this. I have since gotten married, bought a house, and settled into a job that I don't enjoy. <BR> My biggest problems are: a. motivating myself for more than a week, and b. eating when i'm bored. <BR> I'm originally from Athens, AL (near Huntsville) and i've bee... Fri, 17 Apr 2009 20:22:42 EST Gym or Home? Hey everyone just stopping by to check in and ask if you guys prefer the gym or home for working out? If anyone goes to the gym let me know maybe its the same one I go to and we could meet for a class or something. Good luck everyone keep up the hard work. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 13:50:40 EST 5K coming up! Rosinton Elementary School (in Robertsdale, on Co. Rd. 64...heading south on 59 you would take a left onto 64 (corner where Burris Farm Market is and head east for a few miles) is having their annual 5K/1 mile fun run Armadillo Dash next Saturday, 1 week from tomorrow. It is a wonderful family event with lots of kid activities afterward. Check out their website or sparkmail me for more info. There is a form on their site. <BR> <BR> Bring your whole family and have a fun time! <BR> <BR... Sat, 7 Mar 2009 00:35:21 EST New to the group and New to Mobile... Hello all... my family and I just moved to Mobile area... in fact we're down near Dauphin Island. I'm 22 and left all my friends in Tallahassee, FL. So if anyone works out at the YMCA and needs a buddy let me know. I'm looking to meet anyone my age since I didn't grow up here making friends is going to be a little tougher since I can't get out too much because of the babies. Send me some spark mail and let's get together!!!! <BR> <BR> Tina Fri, 23 Jan 2009 20:41:48 EST Hey! New Here! Hi all, we are an Army family and just moved to Mobile in June. We started in Utah (born and raised), then moved to Columbia, SC and now here. I had a baby and and trying to lose those last 10 pounds...then I can start on the many, many more that I still need to lose. I have 2 other children, who are homeschooled, and we all have a lot of fun. I sell scrapbook stuff, but pretty much just a Mom. I look forward to getting to know you all better for the next few years that we're still here. Sat, 17 Jan 2009 10:13:17 EST Dr. Jordane? I was having lunch today with a work acquantence who mentioned a Dr. in town who used to be an OB/Gyn but now does diets and everyone he knows is losing a ton of weight with this guy. Anyone heard about him? <BR> <BR> Sarah Mon, 22 Dec 2008 18:03:54 EST Chat it up in December! I noticed there wasn't a regular chat thread so I started one...hope nobody minds! <BR> <BR> We almost got snow today! I actually live in Baldwin County now but I was born and raised in Mobile for 35 years. My kids have never seen snow so it would have been awesome! Thu, 11 Dec 2008 21:55:12 EST tennis, anyone? I'd love to get a few people together who'd like to play tennis on a regular basis. The courts at Spring Hill College are free to use. Starting January, perhaps? Who's in? Mon, 8 Dec 2008 00:46:42 EST Hi Ya'll I am new to sp as of today and just finding my way around the site. I live in west Mobile but am a traveling nurse so not here all the time. Nice to have a forum with folks from home. I have a lot more than 50 to lose but ya gotta start somewhere... Mon, 17 Nov 2008 15:14:45 EST Hi, I'm new to spark! Hey every one! My name is Tyra and I'm new to spark. I would like to find a buddy that I can exercise with. I know it's going to get cold soon, so maybe we could walk the mall. I look forward to hearing from you! Wed, 5 Nov 2008 11:39:06 EST Mobile Sparkers Check-in... What is your status??? Anyone still on their journey???Where are your post and stories Good and Bad? Fri, 24 Oct 2008 22:42:14 EST Hi, I'm Anita and I am new to SP Hi I live in Daphne and am new to SP. Sun, 7 Sep 2008 22:41:57 EST Lets Start a Challenge! I've noticed that there is not a lot of activity within our, how about we start a challenge? We could do a weekly challenge or a monthly challenge or a daily challenge. What does everyone think? I would be glad to put it together and manage it. Just le me know! <em>213</em> Tue, 26 Aug 2008 15:35:09 EST New SPARK Member! Hello all! I'm new to SPARK...just signed up today! I live in West Mobile and love the Mobile area. I've been a member of but find that website to be so slow. SPARK definitely seems to be more user friendly and more motivational! I'm looking for a buddy so feel free to e-mail me! <BR> <BR> Rose-Marie Thu, 21 Aug 2008 15:08:16 EST Zumba classes Does anyone attend any Zumba classes in this area. I go to the classes that are held at omni fitness and I really love them. The energy and excitement is phenomenal! Wed, 13 Aug 2008 02:17:05 EST new to the team Hi, my name is Erica. I joined sparkpeople about a year ago and fell dramaticly short of my goals. But I have renewed determination. I know I can accomplish anything through God! Wed, 13 Aug 2008 02:10:49 EST Hi Mobile Sparkers Hi Y'all...I'm new to the Mobile Sparkers team and wanted to stop in and say hello. I've been lurking about for several days now and decided to finally quit being a wallflower. I live in the Midtown area and am looking to find some motivation and hopefully make some friends as we all are on our journey to healthier lives. Tue, 29 Jul 2008 22:26:26 EST hi , I'm not new here , but when i was here a few months ago i didn't really take avenged of this place like I should have , well now I'm ready to do it all right, i will be checking in every day . stop by my page and say hi . oh yeah , I am also looking for a work out buddy , hit me up if your close to Whistler al Tue, 29 Jul 2008 18:38:13 EST New member in West Mobile Hey guys, I wanted to introduce myself! It doesn't look like much action has been going on here but I'm hoping there are lurkers :) I am a 30 year old female in West Mobile, wife and mommy to three. I own an interior decorating company but mainly stay home with my kids (at least right now until they ALL will be in school for the first time this year!) Anyway, just looking for some local buddies, maybe even start a walking club?!? Tue, 29 Jul 2008 06:46:28 EST want a spark buddie from Mobile Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well today. I have been good so far, I ate Special K this morning the only thing is I had to eat it with whole milk, but I did not eat that much. I am a closet eater or whenever the mood hits me. <em>4</em> I would like a spark buddie to join in my journey and who would get excited for me when I do something small as not eat that whole cake. Ha Ha and I can do the same for someone else. <BR> <BR> I was thinking of forming a walking club... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 11:28:08 EST How ya doin? New here to this Spark team. How is everyone doing? I am a new member to this team, and have only lived in Mobile 4.5 years. I am from Washington state, and am finally getting over the shock of the move. I am looking forward to meeting Spark Members, and finding new ideas to do here in Mobile, to lose weight!! Feel free to check out my page, and message me!! <em>213</em> Sat, 5 Jul 2008 14:59:44 EST Market in the park and Kids Day? Hey everyone I was just curious about the Kids day in Bienville Square on Thursdays and the Spring Market in the park on Saturdays, has anyone ever been? I wanted to take my son down there Thursday and wanted to see if anyone has been to the market to know if its worth it to go or not. Here are two sites I found with some info, maybe some of us could meet up down there one day, I believe its through the month of July. Take care all. <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Jun 2008 11:03:55 EST Weather Issues! Hey Everyone, <BR> I hope y'all are doing good after all this terrible weather we have been getting these days. It has really put a damper in my walking routine, I even feel lazy now!! Does anyone know where to walk when the weather gets bad out? I am waiting for the repair man to fix my treadmill the belt is messed up, and I usually walk at Cottage Hill Park its right next to my neighborhood but the rain messed everything up. Any ideas? Fri, 27 Jun 2008 11:11:46 EST Moving to Mobile Hi everyone! I am really excited, because I am moving to Mobile from Illinois in August! I don't really know anyone down there, so I'd love to meet some people, even if it's just for advice online about what I should check out. Finally making some concrete plans to make the move has really kicked my motivation up a notch, because I know I'm only weeks away from being close to a beach! :) Wed, 18 Jun 2008 10:28:42 EST Hi Everyone! Hi Everyone, I am from the Mobile area born and raised. I am a Mother of 2, Jasmine almost 13 and Mohamed 2 1/2, I am happily married for many years now to the best man and support ever. I hope there are other women out there like me who are homemakers struggling to lose weight that I can become buddies with. I love Mobile but the weather puts alot of dents into any plans of outside exercise, especially these past few days. Wish everyone luck and hope u meet your goals. Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:13:16 EST New.... Hi there!! New to this Sparkteam, but not new to Sparkpeople. My name is Livingpaperdoll (Lynn). I have lived here in Mobile for 4 years now. I have lost some weight already, but am going to lose some more. I have recently quit smoking, and am looking for some inpiration!! Fri, 6 Jun 2008 19:11:19 EST New Here!!!! Hi Y'all!! Just joined this website and found this team! Wonderful! I live in Baldwin County, but that's close enough to Mobile right??? Ha!!! <BR> <BR> Feel free to add me as a friend. I am in the process of getting some pics up!! Look forward to interacting here! Fri, 6 Jun 2008 16:13:34 EST Just saying Hello Hi, just popping in to say "Hi". <BR> <BR> Looking forward to losing unwanted inches and pounds. Mon, 2 Jun 2008 13:09:51 EST in town support hi i am so happy to know that this website would connect me to people right here in Mobile that i probably pass by every day and is having the same problem as i am. for weeks now i have grown so angry with myself because i cannot stick to losing weight not to metion that in the process of losing i gained 20lbs. my family is not supportive of me when it comes to losing weight my fiance -which is smaller then me -will say he supports me but will turn around and go to zaxbys or The Boiling Pot.... Tue, 20 May 2008 17:05:07 EST Hey yall I am new to the site. I had my 3rd daughter last April and somehow lost 30lbs. while I was pregnant with her (and no I'm not complaining one bit), but I am having trouble keeping my weight down while trying to lose about 20 more pounds. I try to get in somekind of exercise everyday but there are days when it is impossible, any suggestions? Tue, 13 May 2008 15:54:35 EST Hi, fellow LA dwellers! I'm in Baldwin County now but from Mobile. I just saw this team the other day, and I've been on Spark almost two years. Where have I been? LOL! <BR> <BR> I love reading the restaurant info, it all changes so quickly, so I will know where to eat when I come to town. <BR> <BR> See ya all around! Thu, 17 Apr 2008 21:01:50 EST Crazy Rain!! I had to drive from Saraland to West Mobile last night during the rain. It was terrible. What made it worse was all the crazy drivers!! When it's storming that bad, you shouldn't go over the speed limit. Slooow down...I couldn't ever see 10 feet in front of my car. Ok, that's my rant for the day! Sat, 5 Apr 2008 11:18:34 EST Favorite Restaurants in Mobile I'm relatively new to Mobile (2 yrs) and even newer to trying to eat healthy while eating out. Where are good places to eat out that fit into a healthy lifestyle? My fiance prefers local restaurants as opposed to chains, but I could also use some help with chains because I've been traveling on business a lot this year. Sun, 30 Mar 2008 18:38:37 EST What is your biggest obstacle? And what do you do to overcome it?? Fri, 28 Mar 2008 13:43:13 EST Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Tonight Make sure to tune it to ABC to see the Gaudet family's makeover in Mobile. Sun, 23 Mar 2008 19:24:33 EST What is your favorite exercise? With the beautiful azaleas blooming in Mobile, I love walking downtown. Is anyone going to do the Azalea trail run? Sat, 22 Mar 2008 12:00:39 EST Favorite Grocery Stores in Mobile I wanted to see where everyone shops to find the best deals, healthy foods, etc. <BR> <BR> I personally love the Fresh Market on Airport. It's a little expensive, but GREAT quality. I could spend an hour in there just looking around. <BR> <BR> I also like Target on Schillingers. They have a lot of healthy food and more options than Walmart. I love their prepackaged Whole Wheat pizza crust and pastas. Thu, 20 Mar 2008 12:11:05 EST hi Introducing myself Hi My Name is Elizabeth I currently live in Mobile,Alabama and im 24 years old...I have 3 kids from 6 years old to 1 years old...i gained alot weight while pregnant with my first child i was able to get some of it off..but not much.. then 3 years later i got pregnant again gained 60 pounds i wasnt able to get any of that off and i got pregnant with my 3rd child 8 mths later...gained another i have kept on about 90lbs...and i am here to lose it all...So hope to hear from some of you gu... Fri, 14 Mar 2008 15:30:00 EST CHALLENGE-March 17-30, 2008 Here's a challenge for the Mobile Sparkers! Who can log the most cardio minutes during this time frame. Who's up for the challenge??? Fri, 14 Mar 2008 09:18:31 EST Great snack tip Just wanted to give everybody a great snack tip. Raw sugar snap peas only 35 calories for 1.25 cups. If your a snacker keeps some handy. I keep a bag on my desk and when I get the urge I nibble on a few. 1/25 cups lasts me all day. <em>4</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 13:34:28 EST All by myself Ok. So it appears that in Mobile, I am all by myself. Woohoo, what now? I guess I can ramble on here and no one will ever know since this "Team" is basically an empty cave. Helloooo ellooo loo ooo, hear the echo. Ok, lets just get with it huh?? I am having progress I am happy and there is no one here to share it with. ith th still an echo... So sad. Oh well, off to have fun. Tah tah!! <em>213</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2008 11:45:20 EST Common People Let's get busy!! So, It has been almost one month since any activity on this team. It isn't summer so I KNOW we are not running away from Hurricanes!! Where are you?? Let's get busy and support each other. Thas is what the team is for!! <BR> <BR> GO Team, No, I was never a cheer leader... <em>244</em> Wed, 20 Feb 2008 07:49:42 EST New group member just saying hello. I am live in Semmes. I am new to the group and I just want to say hi and hope to make some weightloss buddies. <em>247</em> You can email me if you want: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 07:29:23 EST New to site, but a very seasoned dieter So far I really love this site, and it is great to find people from Mobile, and Alabama. We have only been here about 2 years, so I don't know alot of people. I have been going through cancer treatment until about a year ago, and I glad to get my life back. Sorry to rattle, I am just very excited to find motivation from you all. Thanks Susan Wed, 30 Jan 2008 22:15:37 EST Hey y'all My name is Penny, I am originally from Mobile. I relocated to the West Virginia/virginia area 11 years ago, but hopefully will be moving back in the next year or so. My family is still in Mobile and Baldwin county. I work for Airtran airways and I fly free so I ham home a few times a year. Hope you guys can still accept me as a Mobilian <BR> Happy loosing Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:08:40 EST Hello! I'm Kat, and new to the team. I've lived in Mobile for nineteen years, I'm a teacher, wife, Mom of two boys, and have been overweight for about 25 yrs. It's about time that I get control of this! I have high hopes! Mon, 21 Jan 2008 13:15:59 EST Hello! I'm Kat, and new to the team. I've lived in Mobile for nineteen years, I'm a teacher, wife, Mom of two boys, and have been overweight for about 25 yrs. It's about time that I get control of this! I have high hopes! Mon, 21 Jan 2008 13:15:47 EST Hello! I'm Kat, and new to the team. I've lived in Mobile for nineteen years, I'm a teacher, wife, Mom of two boys, and have been overweight for about 25 yrs. It's about time that I get control of this! I have high hopes! Mon, 21 Jan 2008 13:15:13 EST Another newbie! Hi! My name is Alaina and I had a baby in June last year. I was needing to lose weight when I got pregnant and now I have some additional weight due to pregnancy. Getting tired of looking fat and feeling bad about myself. Look forward to losing weight with ya'll! Sun, 20 Jan 2008 00:29:29 EST Another newbie! Hi! My name is Alaina and I had a baby in June last year. I was needing to lose weight when I got pregnant and now I have some additional weight due to pregnancy. Getting tired of looking fat and feeling bad about myself. Look forward to losing weight with ya'll! Sun, 20 Jan 2008 00:27:50 EST newbie hey im kelli! new to the group. It was time! good luck to everyone for a healthy 2008! <em>48</em> Sat, 19 Jan 2008 16:32:44 EST yay first weigh in I am unbelieveably happy that I lost 8lbs in the first week. I am sooo happy. We can do it. Go team Tue, 15 Jan 2008 14:23:02 EST new and excited member Hi, My name is Tina pronounced like tyena or like you tie your shoe with an a on the end . Any way a co worker told me about spark people and I am excited about it great tollls menus and let you add your favorites, you can't go wrong but you can loose;excess pounds and gain a whole new life style. I was fat and forty fluffy and fifty and my goal is slim and sixty. I have 11 months 20 days to get there. Thanks for being with me on my journey. Let me hear from each and everyone of you when you... Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:21:24 EST Nurse on board Hi Sparkies! I watched E Hollywood yesterday and heard about you. This is my 3rd day not drinking a coke. I have water on my desk. It's hard yall. Mon, 7 Jan 2008 13:59:55 EST New Member!!! <em>249</em> <BR> Hey everyone! My name is Krystal and today is my first day on SP. I'm looking to make new friends to help motivate me in my goal to lose 30-45 pounds, and I want to be able to help motivate please add me as a friend or email me at Sun, 6 Jan 2008 20:40:51 EST Hello. It looks like it has been a couple months.. since some of you posted! Are you still out there??? Wed, 2 Jan 2008 20:23:49 EST Stephanie is ready to get this page going!!!! Come on ladies.... I really believe that we can motivate each other on a daily basis. I am a member of another team and we chat daily. It is wonderful but I would love to have local friends to count on too. We can do this together!!! <BR> <BR> Stephanie Sat, 8 Dec 2007 12:13:48 EST Hi Everyone, New to Spark Hello my name is Roxanne. Im a SAHM to a wonderful little girl named Isis. She is 14 months old. I live in Mobile, been here for 2 years. Moved here from Michigan. I would love to go walking or do anything active. I need to lose alot of weight, I gained around 100lbs during and after pregnancy. Hope to talk with others. Sun, 18 Nov 2007 17:18:02 EST Hello fellow sparkers!! Mobile rocks! I moved from Chicago 3 yrs ago. I love it here! Unfortunately i stopped working out and started eating too much southern food! YIKES 30 pounds later.... Well start anew,yes? What to you-all have to say about motivation? <em>257</em> hehe todays weather Tue, 23 Oct 2007 20:45:58 EST Keep it Going I am back on the wagon or off the wagon. I forget. I am doing better and hope to keep it up. I have gained a few pounds, but am going to get it off and do great. Let me know how you guys are doing. <BR> The Knobbley 5K Race went well. Maybe I will see you guys at the FoodWorld run on Nov 3rd. Mon, 15 Oct 2007 20:17:06 EST Hi everyone, new to Mobile and Spark! Hi, I'm 42, married with 3 sons, just moved to Mobile from PA and decided that I was ready to finally, seriously lose my excess weight and this time keep it off--no more fad diets for me. I've never done it like this before and was hoping group support may be the motivation. Cant wait to hear from you. Wanda Tue, 2 Oct 2007 07:58:30 EST Knobbley 5K Race / Fun Run I think that all Mobile Sparkers should meet at the Knobbley 5K Race / Fun Run. I am going to make a sign where everyone can meet at the race and encourage each other. Sometimes putting a face w/ the names helps with the motivation. The race starts at Hutchens Elementary School and the Port City Pacer website has a link to the race. Then if we can do that race maybe we can shot for the next one, Guns and Hoses race. <BR> Sharrie Sat, 29 Sep 2007 09:10:53 EST Is there anyone in this team? Okay team I am about ready to drop this team. We all need encouragement I was very happy to see a local team,BUT! Thu, 13 Sep 2007 08:29:22 EST Hey new to the group <em>213</em> <BR> Just wanted to say hey to everyone. Wed, 5 Sep 2007 20:28:48 EST New to team So glad to see a team from Mobile. I live in Foley and I am going to lose 50lbs. I am 5 days into this Spark(which is by far the best motivator) and the exercises are proof to me that I am very much out of shape. I lost all this weight about 3 years ago by using a diebetic diet. Problem is I am not a diebetic and therefore I do not eat that way. Lesson learned- Eat foods that I like but watch calories and excersise.I have found many recipes on site that I will try and can't believe some of th... Mon, 3 Sep 2007 11:42:38 EST Newbie Hello, <BR> My name is, obviously, Sharrie Cranford and I live in West West Mobile. I need all the help I can get. I have done pretty well, but have gained a 4 pounds and now plateau. It is nice knowing that there are other sparkers in my area. <BR> I am a mother of two and work at USA Medical Center, Transplant Center. <BR> I work out with a group of girls and our trainer, Richard Bonham on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6 a.m. <BR> I used to run alot, before my cruise in July and hav... Sun, 26 Aug 2007 08:40:28 EST New Member I am Cicely, just joined today. I am so shocked you get so much info, and it's free. My last child has just started kindergarden. I am finally ready to do something that is all about me. I would like to lose 50 lbs by my 30th bday, which will be in February. Realisticaly,I will settle for reaching goal by June. Wed, 15 Aug 2007 18:55:06 EST Hello? Anyone out there? Thu, 9 Aug 2007 11:43:50 EST